Carol Garza (26 May 2011)
"Re: Reflections on Failed Doomsday Prophecy"

Hi all,
Among the many reasons I appreciate and respect the Doves on this board is we are respectful of those who are diligently searching the scriptures for clues and insights to the Lord’s Return.  We may not agree on every subject matter but try to be respectful to each other.  On other rapture type boards, John Tng and most of us here, including me would have already been banned for ‘date setting’.
 
Elijah and the prophets knew the day he was to be ‘raptured’.  Noah knew he and his family and God’s pets were going ‘UP’ the day God closed the door to the Ark.
 
And I believe the day we are called to meet the Lord in the Air with the dead in Christ, we will know in our spirits.  We will just KNOW.  We might not know the hour but we will know we are departing.  I believe a humongous Anointing of Inner Peace will befall us.  I don’t think we will be jumping up and down, screaming w/Joy “THIS IS IT!”  I believe we will have a Reverential, Holy Calmness enveloping us.   We may not have time to say anything or like Elijah, God will put us among people who will not go up but will know we are going up to meet the LORD in the Air.
 
When I first heard of Camping’s boldness to put billboards of May 21 being Judgment day, I hoped it would be that day or sooner.  While I don’t embrace his preaching/teaching, I did not join the throng of people ridiculing and condemning him.
 
At the very least, he was bringing attention to the Return of Christ and possibly fullfilled 2 Peter 3:3-4

3 To begin with, you must know and understand this, that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days with scoffing, [people who] walk after their own fleshly desires

4 And say, Where is the promise of His coming?

If ever we heard the multitudes of scoffers and mockers, these scriptures came to the forefront for sure !

He IS Coming and my heart tells me it is this year.  In April, my heart told me it was in May, no specific day.  Maybe it was wishful hoping and praying as Israel celebrated a Birthday...maybe the May 21 prediction/prophecy stuck in my head too.  Then there was John and Bob’s incredible scriptures and links.

Well...May is not over yet.  The LORD is still working in people’s hearts.  This morning, I heard a teacher say “I feel in my spirit something BIG is going to happen in June.  Don’t you feel it too?  He asked the congregation?  He did not allude to the Rapture.  He was not even talking about it but I wondered if he sensed it and maybe did not know that was what he was sensing  or did not want to say anything as he did not want to come across as a date setter.

In any case, Jesus, our Precious JESUS IS Coming soon !!!  Come Quickly LORD JESUS !

Carol Garza