hi everyone. =) i just feel like chatting a bit, if you don't mind, and would love to share with you all.
it's been one year since the Lord led me to RITAN. =) i'm very grateful to Him and all of you for my time here, this fellowship, and all the ways i've grown this past year. so thank you all just for being you, loving God honestly with all our imperfectly human form.
it's also been seven years since the Lord called me back to Him. i remember that time so well. i was convinced the Lord called me back right at the end, and i thought that Pentecost was the Rapture. i was, of course, mistaken. though perhaps only in part.
as i studied more i still got the sense that the tribulation was right on top of us, and i thought it was going to start that fall. again, i was a little off. though perhaps only in part.
i wonder now if the Lord called me back and gave me seven years. seven years to draw near to Him. seven years for Him to clean me up, teach me, and use me to His purposes spreading the Word and loving others in my own unique way.
i still think the Lord called me back to Him right before the end. i remember getting that sense of, "it's almost time. are you coming?" i look around and i, like most of you, see the signs being fulfilled and lining up to fulfill prophecy. Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, the Magog war of Ezekiel, Daniel, Revelation. it all seems to be building up right before our eyes, like actors on a stage. all the world plays their role, makes their choices, just as God said they would.
and here i am, back on RITAN right before Pentecost. =)
i don't know any dates or times, i don't ultimately know when it will happen. but i don't have to. i know God has it in control, and i know He gave us more than enough warning signs in both the scripture and in the events around us to know that it's right at the door.
it's at the point now where i can't *not* see the signs. it's all around us, written all over the face of creation. i pray that people will heed His call before it's too late.
God bless you all, brothers and sisters, on the last leg of this journey and on the cusp of the next.
see you in the Kingdom!
"Blessed be the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle—" -Psalm 144:1