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OK, so y'all know I think we're living Revelation's Seals, with the Trumpets and Bowls to follow. You also know that I've been...worried? Concerned? about my critters, and the Rapture and......

Anyway, a friend said something the other day that got me thinking.

We were discussing the Rapture as the church teaches (ie: Believers whisked up into Heaven, leaving everything behind), and she said that in case of the Rapture, her mother would be the luckiest woman on the planet. My gut reaction was "No, it doesn't work that way!"...and I've been mulling that over.

Here's the deal. Yah is a God of pattern and order. The Tribulation (as it's called in the church) is basically 3 sets of 7 Judgements (with me so far?). He's done this before - the Egyptian plagues, only they were 3 sets of 3. (Sort of a "Trib Lite", as it were.) The Israelites went thru the first set of 3, but were kept out of the 2nd and 3rd sets. Here's the deal - they were THERE, they just weren't affected.

I've had a problem with the Rapture as the church teaches it for a long time.....I mean, yeah, Yah is GOD, He can certainly whisk us all away if that's what He wants to do...but I can't wrap my brain around that. (Yes, John saw a mass multitude in the Temple, which is what the church uses to "prove" their version of the Rapture. However....he says that they are people who escaped from "Great Persecution". Ummm.....I don't see a lot of persecution right now - most people just let chrischuns/Jews/etc do their thing. I think of Great Persecution to be on the lines of the Spanish Inquisition, or something......anyway, moving on.)

Now, in the Plagues, the Israelites HAD their stuff - their flocks, their herds, their clothes....so I'm thinking the Believers will have *their* stuff - pattern and order, remember?

And.....I can't find anywhere in Scripture where those that didn't prep were *handed* survival stuffs free. Think about it...The virgins that prepped got to go to the Wedding Feast; those that didn't were locked out WITHOUT the prepper's oil or lamps. The Israelites had their flocks - the Egyptians didn't get to move in and take them during the plagues.

I mean, if something were to happen to me today, my family would be ok - the house would be paid for, they have my preps. If something happened to my entire family, then yeah - someone could move on in and be set (once they proved heirship, and everything - I'm writing this quickly, to try and catch all the thoughts I've got running around)...but that's just "normal" happenings. I'm thinking...

I've read a lot of myths and legends - used to be my favorite type of reading material. I noticed that most cultures have the same basic stories - Flood covering the Earth, for example, or deity hanging on tree for 3 days (seriously....Norse myths really messed with my head for a while, there.) One thing that keeps popping up in my memory is Avalon, or fairy circles - where the place is *here*, but not. Like a separate dimension.......I mean, I know that Truth has been distorted - a lot - so why can't some of the legends be distorted Truth?

There's more running around, but I can't put it into words. I'm just thinking that the non-preppers aren't going to be handed the stuff put up by those watching. It doesn't fit the pattern.....

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 26th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)

still thinking

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Did you catch my latest post? :)

I'm still not sure about this. Cuz Israel *wasn't* in Egypt - they were set apart in Goshen. Totally different place. So the dimension thing...? Maybe, but I just don't know.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 26th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
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printing this off to take notes while at danny's class - then I'll be back - also heading to the post office today (wink)
~ali
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 26th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
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hey - I am back- The grandson has been keeping me on my toes today and we had a whole bunch of running around.
And I am with you on the idea of myths having truth to them, just enough to make the stuff that is true sound like fairy tales and stuff that is fantasy seem plausable.
And on the rapture thing...everything here is a shadow of heavenly things, spiritual things. Jesus himself says not to focus on earthly tresures, but store up heavenly treasures. He also says you are not going to be able to go back and get your cloak when the time comes to skidaddle. That is in Matt 24.
So we much be going Somewhere...but He is also saying pray that your flight won't take place in winter. The part I like is "And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other."

That woudl be everyone - all the elect on earth, and seems all the folks in heaven too. But no clue where we are going, why gather the folks from heaven if that is our destination?
~ali
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