What Are You So Alarmingly Staring At? – David L Lamon – ldlamon@consolidated.net
It is sad to hear how so many people are being deceived into believing there will be no “calling up together to meet the Lord in the air” via the rapture. As I read the scripture of how the angels that were present when Jesus ascended from and in the presence of the disciples into the air seemed somewhat surprised at the disciples and said, “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts1:11). The time Jesus warned us about in the end of days is no doubt upon us. Only a totally blind to the facts person could say otherwise. Anyone that is a student of prophecy realizes this and only has to open the daily newspaper or read the news on the internet to see we are on the verge of the rapture of the church because of the specific happenings mentioned for our day. It is a time of trouble the world has never known nor shall ever see again and we are just entering into it. We are hearing the cries of and for a one-world government to solve the problems of today never witnessed before and was foretold by the prophets and in the book of Daniel and Revelations. But know this and it is further proof the church is about to be raptured lies in the fact that before this leader of the one-world government can even be made known or revealed to the world the church must be raptured. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first (Apostasy) (Emergent and New Age Church), and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let (church), until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked (anti-Christ) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. A feeling of helplessness has consumed everyone that half-way pays attention to what is happening at breakneck speed.    To escape these horrors coming about we have two choices. We can allow ourselves to be consumed with situations we have virtually no control over, which further depress us to the point of such stressfulness it affects our health or we can look to the only place where we can find peace in the storms of life. Jesus is the strength that will help us get through anything the evils of the day present us. Make no mistake about it evil is an ever increasing fact of life because of the sins we Christians have turned a blind eye to for so long or even participated in. You’ve heard it said “those that don’t learn from history are sure to repeat it” is upon us. It should be understood this is not a new thing at least concerning being overwhelmed by evil; it happened to the other generations in much the same way. The major difference in now and then is the intensity because Satan knows he has but a short time and the bible tells us it would be this way. 
Keeping the Proper Perspective
I am not telling you to become uninvolved in the situations that occurring daily faster than any time you or I have witnessed in our life time but I am saying try to keep everything in perspective by accepting the facts as they are presented. I am totally convinced the only way out of the mess we are in is by turning to or back to the only wise God and Savior Jesus Christ and in a manner many have never done before. If you are feeling as I have felt and many others, which is seemingly helpless to stop what is putting a stranglehold on our lives as we have known it then accept it and sell out everything to include your consideration for eternity and turn to Jesus with everything in you and then and only then will you find the peace of God helping you gain the right perspective. And even if we are in the time spoken of in the bible where Satan is allowed to be unleashed and overcome the saints of the most high, Jesus is still the only peace one can find. This is what I mean by keeping the proper perspective. Keep everything in perspective by heeding the warnings of Jesus; Luke 21:34 and take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. Let me say I understand it is much easier to put your faith in what you can see, hear and touch but at the same time it is also true that these very people are they which has brought about the disillusionment we are experiencing.    John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. I know it is also true the church is under attack like no other time in American history and evil men in high places of authority and even the so-called Christian leadership of the Emergent Church and New Age Church are marking you as extremist but be of comfort. Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. If you stop and think about it, by doing this things will right themselves as they always have done throughout the teachings in the word of God so be encouraged that there is a way out for all of us. Eventually if the majority of people do this we will have done what we have been assured will be great results, which is; 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Last Will and Testament
Your prescription or antidote for you and your loved ones at this time should be to make it to heaven and in particular the rapture because you surely don’t want to try and make it during the tribulation period an almost impossibility; a place where never again will you be faced with these evils that are very present about us in this life. If you do this then you can take comfort in the fact; 1 Thessalonians 4:17 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. Imagine that, ever be with the Lord. Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. This verse is essentially saying the bride or those that have been raptured will enjoy all the benefits that accompany salvation. Revelation 22:17 and the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. While there is still a little time make the decision to understand Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.