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Revelations Concerning The Dead In Christ (cross posted at The Christian Gazette)

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But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until thecoming of the Lordwill by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

It’s not really hard to understand those simple words is it? And yet there are so many who would deny that they exist or proclaim that they do not mean what they say. “And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.”

“Caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.”

Do you believe in the Bible? Do you believe that the words are the words that have been given us by God? Or are you perhaps looking for some other meaning? If you are looking for something else, my friend, it is not God that you are looking for, and it is not Him that you will find.  These words come from Thessalonians Chapter 4 verses 13 through 18. If you believe that you can take them to mean something other than what they say, I pray that you look again and pray for guidance. He tells us Himself that the words are from Him and there may be little time left to accept that knowledge but if you are truly wanting to know the answers He will guide you. You only have to ask!

Acts 1:9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

Is this wrong then? Did Jesus not be taken up and received by a cloud? Either the whole of the word He has given us is true or we can believe none of it. He tells us the Word comes from Him and I do not doubt Him. I believe and have faith that He will keep the promises that He has made. I will not pick and choose in order that He fits my idea of what He should be. I will change my life to fit what He desires me to be. Those that choose to try to fit the Word to some preconceive notion of what they would like the truth to be are only putting themselves and any who follow them in mortal danger of their immortal souls. The Word was, is and always will be, regardless of what we would rather believe. It is up to us to get it right, we have free will! Choose wisely my friends, there will be no second chance once He arrives.

Psalm 5: 1-12 Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation.

Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God,

For to You I will pray.

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord;

In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.

For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness,

Nor shall evil dwell with You.

The boastful shall not stand in Your sight;

You hate all workers of iniquity.

You shall destroy those who speak falsehood;

The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;

In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.

Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies;

Make Your way straight before my face.

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;

Their inward part is destruction;

Their throat is an open tomb;

They flatter with their tongue.

Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels;

Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions,  For they have rebelled against You.

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;

Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;

Let those also who love  Your name be joyful in You.

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;

With favor You will surround him as with a shield.


Arizona Sheriff Explains Fast And Furious

EPA to Evaluate Crossborder Risk to Americans

EPA and the Dept. of Transportation just joined the CBP import safety center and will work to protect Americans health! Wonder what they will decide is the biggest risk? Imported oil via pipeline from Canada, maybe? My friends we are being targeted for extinction by this administration and the EPA. It is time to get rid of this agency along with this administration. I don’t believe that the intent of the original premise of this org. was to find ways to regulate up to death. Read the news release below and extrapolate the next step for yourself based on what they have already done. Then ask yourself if this is what we are willing to give an unfettered lawless agency and how we are going to stop the insanity!

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Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation Join CBP Import Safety Center / Agreements with Customs and Border Protection will protect Americans’ Health

Release date: 09/30/2011

Contact Information: Stacy Kika (News Media Only),, 202-564-0906, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has signed agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to advance information-sharing to improve targeting of imports for health and safety violations. EPA and PHSMA are now part of CBP’s Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC), a multi-agency center for targeting commercial shipments that pose potential threats to the health and safety of Americans.

“Imports that do not meet the critical safeguards established in our nation’s environmental laws threaten public health and put companies that play by the rules at a disadvantage,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “By partnering with other federal agencies we can better target inspections to identify illegal or non-compliant shipments, ensure health and safety standards are met, and level the playing field for companies that follow the law.”

CTAC provides an avenue for agencies with import safety authority to stream­line national operations and to share targeting expertise, tools and best practices. It also allows for a more targeted response to public safety threats, while simultaneously reducing duplicative examinations.

“By working together to determine which shipments are high-risk, the CTAC helps the government better protect consumers,” said Allen Gina, assistant commissioner for CBP’s Office of International Trade. “At the same time, the CTAC helps eliminate unnecessary examinations and facilitates low-risk shipments, so everyone benefits.”

EPA has been a partner with CBP in numerous consumer protection efforts. EPA’s inclusion in the CTAC will enhance interagency communication and collaboration to prevent the import of products which may pose a human health or environmental risk.

PHMSA protects the American public and the environment through a national field investigation program that ensures compliance with federal regulations covering safe and secure movement of hazardous materials, such as fireworks, batteries and energy products, throughout the U.S. by all transportation modes, including the nation’s pipelines.

“We must continue to find innovative ways to work together and improve our abilities to protect communities,” said Dr. Magdy El-Sibaie, PHMSA associate administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. “Participation in the Import Safety Center and working closely with other federal agencies adds a new and very important way to investigate hazardous materials shipments.”

The addition of EPA and PHMSA brings the total number of agencies that are part of the CTAC to seven. The original CTAC partnership included the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and CBP. The agencies—each with their own statutory responsibilities for public safety—will work as a team to better target imports that should be examined for possible safety violations.

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Seven times he preached in the Colonies, to crowds up to 25,000, spreading the Great Awakening Revival, which helped unite the colonies prior to the Revolution. Ben Franklin wrote in his Autobiography: “He preached one evening from the top of the Court-house steps…Streets were filled with his hearers..I had the curiosity to learn how far he could be heard by retiring backwards down the street…and found his voice distinct till I came near Front-street.” Who was Franklin describing? It was George Whitefield, who died SEPTEMBER 30, 1770. Franklin wrote of Whitefield: “Multitudes of all denominations attended his sermons…It was wonderful to see.” Printing George Whitefield’s sermons, Ben Franklin financed the largest building in Philadelphia for his meetings, which later became the first building of the University of Pennsylvania. Franklin wrote to George Whitefield: “I sometimes wish you and I were jointly employed by the Crown to settle a colony on the Ohio…a strong body of religious and industrious people!…Might it not greatly facilitate the introduction of pure religion among the heathen, if we could, by such a colony, show them a better sample of Christians than they commonly see in our Indian traders?”

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