Last days…

‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. Acts 2:17

The day I began writing this was March 7th. This would’ve been my father’s 98th birthday if he had been blessed to live that long. But in God’s timing, he took my father from this world in August 2001. So…back to the original question in the title: the last days. Are we really living in them? With everything happening in the world and in the different media outlets, I would answer that with a hard YES

There are so many things happening in the world that are fulfilling the prophecies found in the Bible that it would be hard for you to say that we are not living in the end times. Granted, a nuclear war has not started, thankfully, and the economies of the world have not bottomed out but those things won’t happen until the time of the tribulation foretold in Revelation. The best news that I can give you is that the church will be taken up before these things happen.

Some people do not believe that believers will be taken up before this time happens but the church, the Bride of Christ, will not be here while God lets His wrath loose on those who refuse to believe in Jesus as their Savior. It is your choice of belief in Him that determines where your eternal destination is, not the choice of God. He would like to save every person but He knows that everyone won’t believe in Jesus for their salvation. Some will turn to Him like some young people are doing now in America…but not all.

Life will go on until that day when He comes for His Bride just like it has for many years. Then things will change drastically for the whole world, at least for the next seven years. Make sure that you know and believe in Him as your Savior before that day comes.

Death of my parents

What experiences in life helped you grow the most?

This started my dependence on God and when I became a pastor of a small church in 2011, I began to dig deeper into His Word. Growing up in the natural sense, physically, wasn’t the problem but growing up was. My parent’s divorced when I was only five years old so my sense of who I was and why things went wrong, thinking that it was somehow my fault, was the real hindrance to how I looked at myself and those around me. I was angry for many years and I had no idea who I was angry at. Was it my Mom or my Dad? Was this my fault or was this God’s fault? I didn’t have a clue and that added to my frustration and anger.

So…what experience helped me to grow the most? Getting older and raising my son was the experience that helped me the most because if it had not been for him being born, I don’t know how my life would’ve turned out.