Just this morning by e-mail, I have received two confirming and exciting words from the Lord, from two totally independent sources in different states who are not even in communication with each other. Both are from preacher friends.
It is interesting that one is 100% from the Scriptures and the other is by supernatural revelation, which should satisfy both camps! God is very thoughtful to do that!
1. The first one was from Pastor F.M. Riley in Missouri. He wrote:
2. The latest one is a call this morning from a dear minister friend in Kentucky, Ron Patterson. Ron is so reliable I would literally trust him with my life. He called to tell me about his cousin Arnie. He describes Arnie as a very plain and humble man, 60 years old, who would never make anything up like this, but to whom God occasionally speaks very directly. In seven years, Ron counted only 4 times this has happened. This time, he says the Lord clearly spoke to Arnie and said these eight words, "The fig tree is now in full bloom."
- I have numerous Scriptural reasons to believe that the rapture will occur this year; 2011. In just the last few days I have come to believe that it will occur sometime within the next 60 days. I do not believe we New Covenant believers will enter into the Jewish year 5772. It would take too long to explain my reason for this right now, but I am looking for the Lord to come to resurrect and rapture His people to glory any minute of any hour of any day now. We are at the end! I wake up each morning praying and praising the Lord and wondering if "today" will be the day.
Note the words "now" and "full bloom." Remember Matthew 24 verse 32, where Jesus said, "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!" (NKJV.)
1. The fig tree "puts forth leaves...." means summer is NEAR. (Only "near.")
2. The word today: "the fig tree is NOW in full bloom" ... look at your calendar... WE ARE NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER! HELLO!
The time is now. As Pastor John Hagee says, "Pray up, pack up, look up, we're going up!"
Make sure you are fully trusting in Jesus and his blood sacrifice for your salvation and nothing you are doing. If you do that, I believe you will soon be in perfect and happy paradise, forever and ever!