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Friday, August 22, 2014

How Long?

Revelation 20:3-5 
Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. 
I have been aware of this scripture for many many years. It makes more sense to me now than it ever has in the past. I had always thought of beheading as being something from the distant past (very distant) and that it doesn't happen in modern times. In recent weeks and months we have heard of many beheadings. Those who do it are doing it in the name of Allah. Evidently it will get worse as time goes on until the end. Just when that will be no one knows  only God. It certainly makes one ponder the thought that our days on this earth are numbered and we need to concentrate more on the after life, and less on this present life. Christians are being severely persecuted in the middle east and it may be just a matter of time until it happens here in America, or wherever you live. 

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9 comments:

  1. There is no doubt - we are living at the end of time as we know it. Scripture has been being fulfilled so rapidly, especially since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. We were born for such a time as this - to proclaim G-d's Holy Word and to be lights in a dark world. Keep up the good work, Charlotte.
    Blessings and shalom,
    Gail

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  2. Your words say it all Charlotte ... people do need to stop & think

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  3. So true Charlotte, may God's Will be done.

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  4. It's easier when we say/hear just beheadings. I saw one of the pictures yesterday, and that's when I really understood the magnitude of the wickedness that men are perpetuating against one another.

    It's definitely a time for us to stop and think. In my country, they are even killing non-christians and that hurts even more because these ones are not even saved.

    I definitely know I have a lot to do. A lot souls that need to be reached. God is still God, this I'm sure of and He will not fail to avenge the menace done against His beloved. Satan is just doing more harm to himself.

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  5. Charlotte - I agree - I have had such a sense of grief these past few weeks as matters escalate. I say with John, the writer of Revelations: Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
    Joy in the journey,
    Kathy

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  6. Charlotte, times have sure changed since I was just a little girl.
    I do believe we will see the coming of Jesus in our lifetime.

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  7. Come quickly, Lord Jesus! May we be ready. Thanks for hosting & God bless!

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  8. Thank you for hosting and for your sincere thoughtful comments regarding the recent beheadings. Yes, who would have thought this would happen in our day.
    I had to erase some of my comments as I am upset with our leaders here in the USA

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  9. Praying for fellow Christians, especially for those being persecuted. Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, and Israel.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.
Blessings,
Charlotte