First let me express my sincere condolences for your Father's passing. My prayers go up for you and your family to find peace in this loss.
Now to the meat of this post. DON'T YOU COME DOWN OFF THAT WALL!! WE NEED YOU! BESIDES, THIS WAS YOUR CALLING FROM THE BEGINNING, FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!! I pray you are reading this as a loving rebuke. The tone is not meant to be harsh but rather like a desperate request from a friend. I'm sure I speak for all of us Doves and if there is anyone who has a condemning thought about your work, it's because they do not truly understand the burden of the watchmen. Don't come down either, if April 11 comes and goes with no event. Ron, you are one of the bravest men of God I know. I so admire your steadfastness and the way you hold your ground about what you believe the Lord has shown you and then without hesitation, go out on a limb with it. You are a Man of Valor!! You owe NO ONE an apology for ANY reason! You were just doing your job, standing your post and being a diligent workman for the Lord, rightly dividing the Word of Truth! Watching and warning the people at all cost!
I have to confess, when that date came and went I was downright angry and disappointed (again.... and NOT with you). I thought to myself 'that's it.... I've had it!! No more of this month to month stuff. I'm setting my sites further out.' Immediately, I set my sites on May, for reasons I won't get into here. Except to say that one of them being to try to space out the disappointments.... Lol. After all, we have all been looking for the rapture EVERY month since at least September. In that moment, it was impressed on me to check when God ordered the FIRST Sudden Destruction. I thought, 'who's to say that God, being the same yesterday, today and forever, wouldn't repeat His judgement on the same day, millennia later???' Just an impulsive thought. Now, keep in mind all of this is transpiring in the heat of upset and self-pity, just wanting MY way...... TO GO HOME NOW!! LOL
Anyway, I thumbed through Genesis and found the flood account and checked the date on the Hebrew Calendar and then checked what day that is on our calendar. As it turns out, it is May 9th, but you probably already knew that. Don't get me wrong, I will still be looking and expecting EVERYDAY. I was feeling kind of like you are now about not watching after April 11th. But by looking up that date, I was already, desperately, searching for another target date! See, we just can't help ourselves. It's the calling of our Lord and Savior. We're a bride anxiously looking for our love to come!! It's not something we can just put down and walk away from. No more than we can put down our salvation and walk away from it (I know some people would argue that but that's a whole other debate).
On that note, I want to close by saying THANK YOU for all the very, very, hard work and time you put into your posts. Do not give up or give in! Fight the good fight and keep the faith! Run the race to the finish!! And our's isn't finished until we hear that trumpet blast!!!
God bless you with every good blessing and keep you strong to continue in your calling!!