L. A. Marzulli
There are many comments about the Rapture recently, so I have decided to address the issue again. Actually, all the debating about when it happens proves my point! It takes our eyes off the GAME and focuses on proving that what we believe is right.
I believe in the Rapture of the church. I believe that at some point we will be taken up, to meet the Lord in the air, literally. I have had a vision of this and what left me speechless was this. We were gathered together, but there was space between us. We weren’t packed like sardines! Everyone knew exactly what had happened. There was a holy silence, a still reverence, as we all knew where we were! Then, I realized that my sin nature was gone. It wasn’t there anymore. I had been changed in an instant. Then the vision ended. All of this took place in less than a minute. I sometimes tell people about that when I’m speaking. Now that that has been made clear here’s an analogy:
It is the 4th quarter of a football game. Our team is behind by 3 points! We are down at the 25 yard line, deep in enemy territory. A time out has been called and we have about 2 minutes left in the game. We are muddy, bloody, sore and bruised, but we are focused as we belive that we can win the game! We go back to our huddle, arms linked together in fellowship. We listen as the quarterback clears his throat, and we are expecting him to call the play. Instead, this is what he says. I have a big date tonight with the head cheerleader, and we’re going to get burgers and then see a movie. The team stands up and looks at the quarter-back in disbelief. What are you talking about? They shout at him. They are angry and rightfully so as the quarter-back has lost his focus and his mind is not on the game.
Now, while this might seem like a simple analogy and I admit it is, it does provide what I hope is clarification of the whole rapture debate. We should be concerned about destroying the works of the devil. We should be shouting a warning that a time is coming upon the earth that is unprecedented. We should be declaring the good news. We should be calling out and exposing the lies and deception of the enemy, who is seducing our children, killing the unborn and spreading a false gospel. We should be standing up against the crazy world system that celebrates Lady Ga-Ga and a lip-locked Brittany and Madonna. We should be declaring that Darwinism is a theory and not a fact. That Jesus was real and not a myth. That this is still a Christian nation in spite of what our clueless president would have us believe. In short we need to keep our eyes on the game, and not argue about when it’s over!
In closing today’s post. I know that at some point I will hear the trumpet and at that moment, in a twinkling of an eye, I will put on immortality. However, I’m in a cosmic “game” and it’s not over until that trumpet blows. It’s not for me to know when we get snatched away, as is so evident by all the infighting it produces. The fruit of that is division. If we are intellectually honest, no one really knows. So let’s keep our eyes, where they belong. Let’s stay in the fight. Let’s dig in and win!
In Other News:
L. A. Marzulli will be speaking for three days in Nashville!