Do YOU have a date with Death :: by Don Twobears

I have been talking with many who I know and trying desperately to get them to see the events taking place around this world that give somewhat of a time frame to the coming Rapture. For the most part, I am beginning to think, that I am failing.

At times, even those close to me, just can’t see the trees because the forest is in the way! I am not willing to give up though! If the Lord thinks it is important for many to know what is to come, that is good enough for me to keep writing and speaking!

I remember a number of years ago, I was particularly upbeat about the whole episode to come for this world. Then one day, I had a thought, “What if they will not understand….simply because….they are still blinded by this world?”

Think on this for a moment, the money, the power, the cars and houses and the big bank accounts are still more important than the Lord or HIS Word. We, the true Bible believers are able to see through this mysterious veil and see it for what it really is!

And the reason why is this: We were chosen by the Lord, long before the universe was ever made! Besides that, the Lord never said that getting the Word of God out to others was going to be easy! In my mind though, it is simpler for me to believe the Word of God, to see that salvation or the lack there of is the ultimate question for every person ever born on this planet!

What boggles my mind is this: How far a person is will go to keep from reading the Bible…or to conceive the idea of how not to read it. They spend more time and effort when ultimately it would be easiest to just say, “No, I don’t want to read it!”

This tells me one thing, they have no idea what is in the Bible, but they do know, in their hearts, they should read it. I know, I know, they simply want to spare my feelings,but what are my feelings going to be when they die….to hell?!

I had a friend a few years ago, that had his own business and for a while he was doing really great. As it turned out, when the economy failed, so did his business and hundreds were left unemployed. While things were going well and he was making millions, I would tell him to stop praying at the altar of money. He didn’t listen then and when his business fell, he felt responsible and in the end had to deal with a lot depression.

This was to the point he would never call me or take my calls. I had told him he needed to give the Lord the credit for his booming business. Instead he and the rest of the company kept gwuging the customers in every way, just to make more money. One day His wife and daughter were in town shopping. He went out on the back porch, took a shotgun and blew a hole through his chest. He never made an effort to think about the Lord or to accept the Lord’s free gift of salvation and now we all know where he is and where he will spend eternity….it breaks my heart!!! Money and things…had clouded his thinking and brought nothing but misery and depression.

It is so much easier to turn your life over to the Lord and let HIM take care of your life! To let the Lord direct you at every turn, to show you how to prosper and let the Lord shine in your life. This is what the Lord wants for us to do! That mysterious veil is nothing but a lie and all the years man has been on this earth, it has never changed. That states the obvious problem that everyone should have already understood, “If it didn’t work for the first hundred people, what makes you think, it will be different for you?”

Let’s say that the first one hundred people to go after this idea within the first five hundred years of man on this earth. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to follow a different path, there after? It is obvious that Satan is doing his best to get you to believe that YOU can make the difference…simply because it’s YOU!! What a lie!! And to think, people still believe this lie and keep doing the same thing. Talk about ignorance!

Jesus Christ never owned a home, HE never owned livestock, HE never owned a business. Can you guess why? Remember now HE is GOD…in human flesh! Those things are worthless in heaven!

Matthew 6:20-21: “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Luke 12:33-34: “Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Or maybe you remember where in John 4:24: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

And then we must not forget to read in Genesis 1:26-27: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

This means that God was making man and woman as a “spirit.” Our soul and spirit are like God, NOT our bodies. It has everything to do with our spirit. Therefore anything outside of a Spiritual realm is worthless, that we are not to concern ourselves with that which is of the world. Does this make sense? I truly hope so!

In the context of this world and the Rapture to come, it is even more relevant to us, that we read the Scriptures and believe.

2 Corinthians 6:16-18: “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

It means that, we are created in God’s Image, a spirit, therefore everything we should seek, we should do so for the betterment of our spirit, not the betterment of our bodies and this is so very important to know! In essence, the Word of God is telling us to forget about the physical world and all that is in it, it is worthless to us in the longrun. This understanding will make life for us…easier!

It is said in Philippians 4:19:“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

In an instance, faster than conceivable in our imagination our mortal bodies will be changed to incorruptible bodies! We will have the bodies God originally had in mind for us. This change only takes place once you give your life to the Lord and seek the things found only in heaven. The things of this world will remain here on earth and will no longer be a concern to us. If that is the case, then why should we be concerned with the things of this earth while we’’re here? Remember, money is nothing more than paper made from trees and ink from plants applied to it…it is worthless!!

Stop and think for a moment, if God created this earth, wouldn’t he be able to create a home for you? It says in Luke 18:25-27: “For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

This leaves no doubt as to whom all things are possible for, whether they be physical or spiritual. In my opinion, it is far easier to follow Jesus Christ and KNOW I am going to heaven.

Jesus Christ stated in John 15:4-6: “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”

In black and white my friends, you can do nothing without Jesus Christ! You want to go to heaven? Then you must come to Jesus Christ…there is no other way!! It’s one way or the other….heaven or hell!!!