The above link is to a fine study on the
pre-tribulation Rapture and why the Rapture should be on
the Feast of Trumpets, or Rosh Hashanah. I have read much
of the material and find it scrupulously based on
Scripture and not on any man's reasoning.
I do pray every day that this Rosh Hashanah,
September 29/30, will be the appointed time for the Lord
to return for His Bride. I also pray that you and I will
be counted worthy to be included in that great day of
removal from this earth and the evil systems and fallen
spirits that rule here. Please pause for a few minutes,
when you have a chance to consider what is at stake if
this is the year of the Rapture.
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You and I must confess our new sins and try
our best to be overcomers and not fall into sin
again. He will forgive as promised in 1 John 1:9, " If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
But you and I must take the
initiative and go to Him for forgiveness. You
and I must not sit back and relax, expecting Him to
do all the work. He expects us to do something, and asking
for forgiveness is that something, or rather, the
start of that something.
It is the start of something, because if we are
truly sincere and mean what we say when we as for
forgiveness, then that act will be followed by other
actions based on our confession, as sure as day
follows night. How? You and I can list the ways for our
separate lives. You or I might find an
opportunity to help someone we know that is in
need. You or I might say some words of comfort to
someone we know who is fighting to overcome a
deadly disease, such as cancer or
Alzheimer's. You or I might pray for someone who asks
to be remembered in our prayers, as they cope with
depression or addiction. You or I might remember
how we once needed and asked someone to help us with
their prayers, so that we could survive another painful
and terrifying day.
But, you may ask me, how can I be sure that I am
sincere in asking for forgiveness, after all I have fallen
into sin so many times before? What can I do to
convince myself, and God, that this time my words are not
just words, without true meaning and belief?
The answer lies in the Bible. For there we
read in Isaiah 57:15 "For thus saith the high and
lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name
is Holy; I dwell in the High and holy place, with him
also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive
the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the
contrite ones." God the Father is living with the Holy
Spirit in eternity. The Holy Spirit can and will if asked
revive the heart of the contrite ones and revive the
spirit of the humble.
Clearly, we need to determine if we have a
spirit of humility and contrition. For it is these very
characteristics that God says Himself He values greatly.
So perhaps we have found the answer to the questions
we had above. You and I must look deep within our spirit
and see if we are in fact humble and contrite. But,
you may ask, how do we go about doing that?
We don't. For the Holy Spirit must do it
for us. All we can do is to go into that special place of
sacred silence within and ask the Holy Spirit to revive
our spirit and restore the humility and contriteness that
we temporarily lost when we fell again into sin.
All sin springs from a cursed ground watered by
disobedience, rebelliousness and self-centeredness. Only
the Holy Spirit can perform the miracle needed to revive
our spirit, as He did to bring us to acceptance of
Christ's gift of salvation purchased at the
cross in the first place.
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I hope, and I pray sincerely, that these words,
which are based on the teachings of God recorded in the
book of Isaiah in our Bible, will fall
on fertile minds and take root there. If so, please
give all the credit to the Holy Spirit who I am asking to
help me write these words, but not me alone.
Dear heavenly Father Who looks down now with love
and concern towards those who are trying to follow Jesus'
teachings and rely completely on Him for salvation, open
all of our minds to Your words of guidance and assurance.
Help us repent of our sins and be worthy of the glory that
is soon to come.
The times we live in, as You know, are very
dangerous and the temptations of the saints have increased
all around us, as the evil one and his minions realize
their days are numbered. Protect us please, dear
Father, from eve-r-present temptations and keep us
walking closely next to Your dear Son Jesus.
Provide the Holy Spirit to revive our spirits when
we temporarily fall again into sinful actions that we can
no longer accept inside ourselves in these end time days.
Soon there will be no more time to repent and apply
ourselves to living close to You each day
and night. We look forward with renewed hope even now
as we say these words that we will grow in
We need You and ask humbly for Your help.
Thanks You for all You have already done for us. We
appreciate Your efforts very much, and hope we can live up
to Your expectations, in part, if not completely. We love
You and know that You love us very much. Amen.