Steve Coerper (10
"Free at home ..."
Dear John and Doves -
In Deuteronomy 24:5 we read,
"When a man has taken a
new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with
any business; he shall be free at home one year, and bring
happiness to his wife whom he has taken."
This may not appear, at first
blush, to be a pre-trib verse, and I'm fairly sure the
ancient Jews didn't see it as such.
Jesus returns, He will come as a man of war. He
will slay His enemies and then set up His kingdom and
begin to administer it. It does not appear that
there will be any "down time" or vacation time.
Therefore, we MUST be taken at least a year before He
returns. It's the law.
As I write, it's Tishri 11 in
Jerusalem and 9:30 PM on Saturday evening here in the eastern
U.S. It appears that Yom Kippur has passed, and we are
However, Mary and Martha also thought they were
"out of time." We may be similarly
premature. We and our spiritual forebears have been
praying for 2,000 years that "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be
done on earth as it is in heaven." We are getting what
we prayed for. Keep looking up.