Today September 23, 2012; I sit in amazement of this world in which I live and all the different people and races that inhabit this place called earth! I am also amazed at the coexistence of cultures’ with each other and the wide differences in “belief and disbelief”. Today started with me working on my business then I paused to read an email from the Blaze. This led me to look up an issue regarding the President of the United States and former President Ronald Reagan and what he stated to our country during his Presidency. What I am about to say may offend you or it may not! There are people that believe in the Bible and there are others who believe in other books before they will believe ONLY what the Bible speaks and there are others that do not know or just do not care! I am part of a men’s bible study that is enriching my life. We are reading what John was inspired to write just before he was executed. For those who believe I call this the “Window” for everyone else it is death. Why would any man or woman want to experience this in his/her life afforded to them here and now? President Reagan made this statement in an address to our country he said “It’s not about left or right or political parties it is about UP or DOWN” just as our former President stated.
The video is posted on YouTube, here is the link: President Ronald Reagan
This video is to show America the direction it is heading but there will be many that will not read this post or who have never heard former President Ronald Reagan speak. This is not about your political view or any agenda. You will need to understand where you will be standing. When that time comes will you chose UP or will you choose DOWN, not left or right, republican or democrats. Bible believers, Christ followers as well as non bible non Christ followers, have struggled with the bible for centuries and it has been this way for centuries to all of our dismay. The “Window” is what I call this book; this man lost his life for what he was inspired to write from God for us to see. Gods hand in this world will either cause you to stop and think or like most sweep it under the carpet with no more thought. The words John wrote will be for you to come to an understanding of things to come and choose the Lord.
Here is the brief glimpse through the “Window” I have been mentioning.
Please choose the version of the bible you like. This one is simplified and has a more direct impact for me.
New Living Translation (NLT)
1 Then I heard a mighty voice from the Temple say to the seven angels, “Go your ways and pour out on the earth the seven bowls containing God’s wrath.”
2 So the first angel left the Temple and poured out his bowl on the earth, and horrible, malignant sores broke out on everyone who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue.
3 Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse. And everything in the sea died.
4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs, and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel who had authority over all water saying,“You are just, O Holy One, who is and who always was, because you have sent these judgments.
6 Since they shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets,you have given them blood to drink.It is their just reward.”
7 And I heard a voice from the altar,saying,“Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty,your judgments are true and just.”
8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, causing it to scorch everyone with its fire.
9 Everyone was burned by this blast of heat, and they cursed the name of God, who had control over all these plagues. They did not repent of their sins and turn to God and give him glory.
10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. His subjects ground their teeth in anguish, 11 and they cursed the God of heaven for their pains and sores. But they did not repent of their evil deeds and turn to God.
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River, and it dried up so that the kings from the east could march their armies toward the west without hindrance. 13 And I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. 14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty.
15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”
16 And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon.
17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. And a mighty shout came from the throne in the Temple, saying, “It is finished!”
18 Then the thunder crashed and rolled, and lightning flashed. And a great earthquake struck—the worst since people were placed on the earth.
19 The great city of Babylon split into three sections, and the cities of many nations fell into heaps of rubble. So God remembered all of Babylon’s sins, and he made her drink the cup that was filled with the wine of his fierce wrath.
20 And every island disappeared, and all the mountains were leveled. 21 There was a terrible hailstorm, and hailstones weighing as much as seventy-five pounds[d] fell from the sky onto the people below. They cursed God because of the terrible plague of the hailstorm.
Those who claim to be followers Christ and believe in these words spoken through John pray for those who disbelieve that they be afforded the opportunity to be with Christ before this time comes to pass.
If you have questions feel free to ask.
This is what is on my mind!
Be kind to one another…