L. A. Marzulli
1Cr 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.
1Th 4:16 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.
Harold Camping is a false prophet, a false teacher. I was on Coast to Coast with George Noory on Friday night and stated that there would be no rapture or end-of-the-world-scenario, on May 21. I didn’t have a shred of doubt that Camping’s prediction wouldn’t happen. I take umbrage in the fact that Camping’s rants obfuscate the work that real watchman, like Matthew Miller, Bruce Collins, Richard Grund, Stan Deyo, Russ Dizdar, yours truly, and others do on a daily basis. As I have stated before, I believe that we are in the birth pangs. What is dangerous about men like Camping is that the media got hold of this and had a field day, as stories were posted in much of the major media outlets. May I suggest that this event was Satanically anointed? It accomplished a lot for the kingdom of darkness in that those of us who are really trying to sound a warning will be lumped in with that “kook,” Camping.
I believe in the Rapture and the reason I do is because the above verses tell me that an event will happen, a mystery, something that is concealed and then at the appropriate time will be revealed and we will be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. Changed to what? To our new incorruptible, heavenly bodies! It would appear from the text above that this event will happen at some point. NOTE: Please refrain from arguing as to when this will happen! PLEASE!
I closing todays BUN, I will tell you a waking vision that I received a while back. I have posted it before but will do so here again. First off, I don’t get many of these, and it’s not something that I seek or cultivate in any way. It was a gift from the Lord, in my opinion.
I was getting ready to go into the shower and then I was taken, as Paul says whether in the body or out of the body I don’t know, but I was in a “heavenly” scene and I was in the air. There were people all around me spaced about 20 feet apart, we were not packed in like sardines! There was a holy silence as everyone who was there, knew exactly where we were, what had happened…. we had risen to meet the Lord in the air! It was a holy, reverential silence. I was there for about 3 seconds. 1. I find myself in the Heavenly scene. 2, The Holy reverential silence. 3, I realize that my sin nature is no longer in me! Then I’m back. It was that fast. Just think, our sin nature is gone at that point! I have to tell you that it was liberating and I noticed it almost at once…. amazing
I hold to this vision as a promise of what will come. His word is true and at some point He will gather us and we will be with Him. I do take comfort in these words. I do believe in the literal interpretation of them. Camping’s antics have caused a lot of damage. The scoffers are having a field day, some believers may have doubts in their faith. Others who follow Camping may be completely disillusioned. In the end we need to pray for those who got caught up in this false movement and we need to never back away or become silent in warning the world that we are in the birth pangs and the He really is coming soon… but no man knows the day or the hour.