Randy (25 Oct 2011)
"Flat out....I'm just disappointed.....wah!  A Personal Admission......"


I've been a "watcher" now for around 14 years.  The "case" for the soon return of Jesus Christ, preceeded by a Pre-Trib Rapture MAKES ALL THE SENSE IN THE WORLD TO ME!!!   As it does to many of you......
 
Each year as I've been watching the events around the world, (as I've said many times) the "dominoes are all lined up" just waiting fot the Rapture to see this world collapse in on itself. So many, many events.....from the Middle East to the US, to Europe......literally, everywhere!!
 
The domines include, some of the biggest........ the US and World economy;  Israel surrounded more and more, on every side by growing and angry enemies;  the moral decline....especially in the US....the political leadership decline, especially in the US;
 
I can't believe the negative impact this president is having on EVERYTHING!!  I can't believe the stock market can go UP (now) with all the problems in the US.....(and yet, corporate earnings have always driven stock pricing!)  and now, especially Europe.
 
What.....are the world economy and the world stock markets going to rebound now??  ARe things going to "return to normal"?    Really?   why???   What the heck........
 
And the news.....local, national, international......all the killings....... missing and murdered children......the mass slaughters around the world.........my heart is broken every day, for the sake of one story or another.
 
If there is NO Rapture by 1 year from now.......let's say, mid October 2012....... I'm going to be one disappointed puppy!!

It is sooooooo difficult to keep up my daily efforts in THIS world.....to take care of my family's needs.......to watch over client accounts in the markets.......... to try to have a positive outlook on next week.....next month.....next year.....   It is emotionally draining, on a daily basis.....after so many years.........seeing everything go downhill for so long.........
 
My hope is that we have just one more year to put up with all of this........and to tell others about the Good News of Jesus Christ.   But, it could be a very trying year....and if the Rapture is further out than that?  Well.......  I hope not....and yet I work every day in "this life" in case I / we are wrong about how near the Rapture is..........
 
My heart has been more heavenly minded than earthly minded now for quite a few years..........
 
I can't imagine getting all the way to "retirement" in  10 years or so....... though I am laying out plans on earth that go that far into the future.....because I HAVE TO........  what if I / we are wrong by 10 years??  Again, I hope not.......
 
So, the best advice I can give, even to myself, is "live like the Rapture is today......but plan as if it's still a number of years out."   
 
I still hope for a very soon Rapture.......we shall see.
 
YFIC,
Randy