Sometimes I try to work little words in!! You know – the non-rapture people…. Inc. the ones who think they are “Christian” (and indeed some might really be!)
I was telling this lady who helps us clean up from time to time, about how my cart full of items I’d just purchased at the local Wal-Mart was nearly stolen as I – get this!! First unlocked my car & went to put my drink away – leaving my loaded cart parked behind my vehicle for all of – literally 2 seconds…. 3 at the most – just enough time for the couple who’d just pulled up beside me to “eyeball” the goodies & mumble something to each other…. It was clear by their body language they saw an opportunity to take (means STEAL!! ** see addendum at bottom) what did not belong to them.
Boy, were they surprised/STARTLED when I came back around to put the items away – practically running right into them.
THANKFULLY!! By God’s mercy & grace, they just went on their merry way & there was no altercation. (in the event there ever is, I’d GLADLY let them have the paper plates & cups & toilet paper, etc. etc. I’d just purchased!! No matter if it my cartload of stuff was $200. Worth – who cares? Let them have it & let no weapon formed prosper against us. It’s just not worth it.
NEWSFLASH!!! This is the TAIL END of the end days (whew!! For us who are going upward!!) And people are getting worse by the nano-second. They don’t give a rip what belongs to you, what you had to work hard to pay for. It’s all about them, them, THEM and what they can gain out of the deal! *****SELFISHNESS!!***** Per 2 Timothy 3!!
2 For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad.
At any rate, so I was telling this story to this lady – and I attempt to work in words when telling it, like, “in these LAST DAYS… thieves are thick!”…..
Some how she glosses right over when I mention the last days part & then tells me her own stories of little piddly stealing experiences she’s had & how she wants to move to New Zealand…..
REALLY?? NO crime wave in New Zealand?? Then let’s all pack up & go!! /silly grin!
I said I don’t think there’s ANY PLACE on this planet to get away from it.
I truly don’t know if this 29’ish y/o gal is a true Christian or not. I hope so! But if not, I pray the Lord will be merciful & grant her repentance that she may come to know him.
Meanwhile, following the Lord’s leading – to be a witness wherever we go, as He prepares the opportunity & leads us to the specific person/s. Funny though, how most people do not want to hear the “last days” part. Never have! And likely never will want to!
Time’s a ticking!
2 Timothy 3 Living Bible (TLB)
*** Stealing is specifically prohibited in the Scriptures.
- Exodus 20:15 - You shall not steal.
- Matthew 15:19,20 - Theft is one of many acts that come from the heart and defile a man.
- 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 - Thieves will not enter the kingdom of God!!!!
- [Deut. 5:19; Lev. 19:11; Matt. 19:18; Isa. 61:8; 10:2; 1 Pet. 4:15,16; Amos 3:10; Hos. 4:1,2; Prov. 22:22; 1 Cor. 5:10f; Jer. 7:9-15; Zech. 5:3,4]
Far more Scripture to study RE: thieves https://www.openbible.info/topics/thieves
Meanwhile, a word of caution to all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins…. Anyone who might be in custodial charge of children. If these people could have stolen my cart load of stuff within SECONDS….. then please really, really, REALLY keep on eye on your most precious cargo!!!!! Your kids.