Hello, John and Doves,
Dear sister Rowina, don't be confused!
"For God has not given
us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
"...[H]e raised us from the dead
along with Christ, and we are seated
in the heavenly
realms--all because we are one with Christ Jesus." Ephesians
And because we are one with Christ Jesus,
the following verse applies to both Jesus and us.
"The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit
of wisdom and understanding,
Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of
Since we are one with Jesus Christ, by the
cleansing power of His Blood [1 John 1:9] and
by the keeping power of the Holy Spirit
[Phil 1:6, Phil 2:13, and Romans chapter 8--entire
chapter], we know beyond any
doubt--reasonable or not--that every last person who is born
again at the time that the "Last Trump"
sounds for our departure will, in point of fact, depart
with all the rest of us
who are born again at this writing. There is only one way to be
So, if at any time you are alive in Christ
Jesus, you have been born again--and will stay that way.
that the Father gives me will come to me,
comes to me I will never drive away."
John 6:37 NIV
Later on, Our Lord says,
sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they
shall never perish,
neither shall any [man] pluck
them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all;
nobody is able to pluck [them] out of my
Father's hand." John 10:27-29
If any doubts linger, then I suggest
reading the entire book of The First Epistle of John.
Here's the reason that 1 John is an
excellent book to read:
"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye
have eternal life, and that ye may believe
on the name of the Son of God."
1 John 5:13
In HaShem [The Name],
on Hagee's letter"
Laura, I am confused! On the web site you
link, John Baptist posts
John Hagee's letter. As far as I can read it, Hagee is saying
signs show that the rapture is imminent. But John Baptist says
Hagee is showing humility by reversing his previous stand--implying,
I guess, that Hagee was not pre-trib.
To my knowledge, John Hagee has always been pre-trib. I have not
watched him in years, but my husband and I used to watch him fairly
regularly. I believe he is and always has been pre-trib.
I am interested in seeing this letter of John Hagee. I agree with
that the events going on in the world show that the rapture is at hand.
I am declaring to Him that I am ready by depending only on Him. I
am depending by faith on being saved by His grace even though I am
not worthy. I believe that makes me ready?
Some say I have to be "perfect" to be raptured. I do not think
goes with the Bible, which says we cannot be perfect, but must have
faith in the saving grace of Jesus' death for us.
I just cannot imagine any of us making ourselves perfect before the
rapture. If we are "without spot and wrinkle" it is because Jesus
But that debate, about perfection, is not a part of what Hagee or John
were discussing in today's article. It's all about whether Hagee
mind. I don't think so--but I admit I have not watched him in