Michael Colunga (16 Apr 2011)
"To:  To Suzi and Nicole, re:  possible rapture scenario"

Hello, John and Doves,
All Spirit-filled Christians are capable of seeing what the Father sees.  For a better clue, listen again to Amy Grant's song, "My Father's Eyes."
Thus, no matter what is the past of each one of us, we have the promise,
    "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."  1 John 1:9
This is what enables sweet fellowship among the saints.
For it is written,
    "[[A Song of degrees of David.]] Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] for brethren to dwell together in unity!
    "[It is] like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, [even] Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
    "As the dew of Hermon, [and as the dew] that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, [even] life for evermore."  Psalm 133:1-3
Be comforted, therefore, for it is written,
    " 'So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.' "  Joel 2:25
How will God do this?  All we know is that David says,
    "[[[A Psalm] of David.]] Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name.
    "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
    "Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
    "Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
    "    Who satisfieth thy mouth with good [things; so that] thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."
                                                                                    Psalm 103:1-5
Even our debts are subsumed by the Cross of Christ, for Paul was inspired to write of Onesimus, to that slaves owner,
    "If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.
    "I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self."  Philemon 1:18-19
Now, we owe God our very selves, but He is always out to outdo us in all things.
    "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
    "to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."  Ephesians 3:20-21
In other words, whatever the Rapture scenario that the Father has entrusted in His Son to plan, and in
the Ruach HaKodesh [Spirit(breath) the Holy] to execute, we know that it will be exquisitely Kodesh [other, ultra, holy].  Truly it is written [transliterated], "Shema Yisrael Adonai eloheinu Adonai echad."  Deuteronomy 6:4  [where "Adonai" stands in for The Name of God]
The Bride is echad [many parts, one body].
In HaShem [The Name],
Mike C.
Nicole (14 Apr 2011)
"To Suzi re: possible rapture scenario"


Your posting about the unaccounted for bodies from all the devastating things that have occurred....well my 8 year old son has an alternative view of the rapture and I wanted to share it because of your post.     My son said the word HARPAZO is to snatch out of incoming, immediate danger...like a train is coming and it is about to hit and your rip your child out of harm's way.   He believes that the rapture of the church is like staged evacuations with separate planes coming for people in that area of judgment when the devastation strikes.   The people who die go to hell, and those unaccounted for are raptured.   He believes that the Lord will call out the judgment on that area for their sins, give them a warning, time to repent, and then the judgement.   Sometimes the devil will use HAARP or other means that will carry it out.   But those who are ready will be taken and the ENTIRE bride will be out before the start of the tribulation.   My son is 8 years old and this is his belief.  He says that the rapture occurs in stages like planes coming for a flight and we have different times.   But that since it is subtle, the devil will have his own fake rapture and then mock the church saying that our rapture is a hoax.    He states that the mega earthquake in California is our rapture.   And that we will be driving on the freeway, on an overpass and a red fuel truck will be behind us.   And he will be raptured and so will we...and we will feel like we are falling off the bridge for a second but we will land in Paradise.   He said He saw Jesus dancing and having fun with a group of Hawaiians, who made Him a necklace and crown of flowers and fruits.  

I am ready!   If the rapture is one event or in stages, I am praying for it now!  

P.S. I loved your post about the animals on 4/11 and that you had a petting zoo!   I would love that!   I have never been much of a children person or an animal person until I got married in 2008 and lost my job and been a stay at home mom.   I have changed so much and my spirit is becoming more gentle and less inpatient.   I have a dog, 2 turtles a bird and one son.   The Lord is only giving me small things as I can handle them.   Sad huh, I should have developed more by now but I spent most of my life in the clubs and drinking, living a life of complete sin.