Words of Comfort
1Thessolonians 4&5 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with
a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God,
and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and
remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the
Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore
comfort one another with these words…9 For God has not destined us for
wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live
together with Him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build up one
another, just as you also are doing.”
The Rapture is a fact – an event – regardless of when it will happen
it WILL happen, and we will, from that point on, “always be with the
Lord… we will live together with Him”
“comfort one another with these words… encourage one another and build
up one another”, because the future should not be a threat to us who
are in Christ; His wrath is not for us.
I look at the news these days and it reads like a prophetic
confirmation. War in the Middle East – Strange and severe weather all
over the world – Pestilence; the spread of infectious diseases – the
global political posturing – the rise of Christian persecution –
worldwide economic calamity – increasing the number and severity of
earthquakes and other planetary and celestial signs (birth pains of
the end times) – rampant increase in immorality; the approval of
things that were unthinkable just decades ago - the breakup of the
traditional family – it’s out of control…or is it?
God is in control where it counts. God is not surprised by these
happenings; He foretold this time.
I read today that the lesbian mayor of Houston Texas has obtained a
court order requiring several prominent Houston area pastors to turn
over all sermons and notes and correspondence concerning LGBT issues,
gender identity, or the mayor, Annise Parker. What is she afraid of?
And the more important question; what are our courts doing to us?
Why are we being subjected to mandates of unelected officials? Why
are our courts overturning the will of the people and, on top of that,
challenging our rights to disagree? The Homosexual community has been
elevated to such a protected status that we cannot even keep them out
of opposite sex bathrooms. Our daughters could be sharing a public
restroom with gender confused males BY COURT ORDER!
We have become so obsessed with diversity and depravity protection
that we have set the law against the majority. We have put
individualism at odds with freedom and sexual ambiguity against common
sense and morality – but then again God knew we would. “Woe to those
who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light
for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah
We even take things we know are wrong, immoral, and unhealthy and
protect those who do them because their right to do it usurps our
right to a moral community and protection from that influence. But
then, God knew we would “…and although they know the ordinance of God,
that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only
do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice
them.” Romans 1:32
Our Judicial system has taken the position of morality police away
from the Church, something government was not designed to do.
John Adams: “We have no government armed with power capable of
contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.
Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest
cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our
Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is
wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
When our duly elected government officials like the Mayor of Houston
defy the constitution we can and should take action for they have
defied their oath of office. When our courts throw this out,
protecting one group at the expense of religious speech, it ceases to
be a constitutionally protected government of the people. But then,
God saw that coming too…Romans 1:21-24
He’s coming back…comfort one another with those words!