I woke up this morning and I'm still here


So the “minister” was not right after all.  The Rapture didn’t happen and I’m still here.  Dang it!


I had hoped to be walking on the streets of gold this morning – imagine how much they would cost today if God was building them. 


I would be living in paradise in a mansion.  The mansion would have many rooms.  The grounds around it would be filled with lush greenery, flowers, birds chirping and wind chimes tinkling in an ever present soft wind.


My crown would be sitting on the dresser made of the same wood that was used to hang Christ on a tree.  The jewels in the crown would be different than my neighbors yet all of ours would be perfect.


From one side of my mansion I would be able to see the ocean as the sun rises; another would have mountains with snow caps glistening from the sun; the other would be forests filled with trees and flowers flowing among them; and the fourth window would give me a view of the city square where God’s throne was sitting and people were swarming all around it. 


I would not need a car or high-priced gasoline to get me to the city square.  I would just think it and I would be there. 


There would always be room enough for everyone at the foot of His throne.  No one had to stretch to see him and all of us loved each other and most especially Him.  There was no hatred, no worries, no hurt, and no resentment in any of us because the light shining forth from Him extinguished all negativity.


Those of us who could not sing would magically be able to and the sounds coming from deep within us was music never heard before on earth.


I would see my father in the crowd and he would be young looking again as he smiled at me and welcomed me to heaven.  My grandmother was next to him and she, too, was young and beautiful and all the pressures of raising three children alone in the Depression were gone.  My first baby who left before she was born would recognize me and put her small hand in mine.  Molly and Mindy, our precious dogs who we loved as family members, would be right there with us with clear eyes and a youthful wag of their tail again.


My family members who are here today would have joined me too.  My grandchildren would be so happy to be back in heaven again so soon. 


Angel servants would be preparing to feed us.  The tables would be laden with fruits, vegetables, nuts, breads and fish caught in the nets of the famous fishermen of men.


The day would go on and on and love would be in the air.  Neither tears, nor pain would ever be a part of our eternal life.


But alas, we’re still here.  I knew we would be because God told us no man would know when He would return to take us to heaven.  God was proven right once again.


So what now?  Back to the grindstone; back to the hurt; back to the ridicule; and back to the worries? 


Wouldn’t it be great if we could learn to live as if we were in heaven?  Some things such as mansions, crowns, tables prepared with food, and moving from one place to another without transportation may be impossible.


But what is possible is to stand together and hold hands as we sing the music of freedom.  Heaven is where freedom reigns forever and it cannot be taken from it. The son of God died on a cross to ensure that would not happen.  He came to earth to show us we can have it here, too, if we are willing to do something about it. 


His 3 year plan to free man from bondage was this:


  • Strategize with higher ups (He chose his father God) to develop the mission
  • Map out your plan and follow it through to the end – no matter how hard it might get – even if they crucify you
  • Build a team of people who will follow you and continue the mission after you are gone
  • Get your message out by educating your team and speaking truth to the masses
  • Love your team, serve those who love the message and call out those who want to ridicule it
  • Be strong, courageous, wise and resourceful
  • Do not worry about where your next meal will come from or how you will pay for things – God will make sure all that is taken care of if you believe He will
  • Continue to build followers by sending out your team members far and wide to spread the message
  • Pray without ceasing – even when you are too tired to do so or don’t know what to pray about


So yes I am still here and so are the good guys and the bad guys.  We have work to do and we will follow the plan set forth by the One who set us free.


The freedom of American citizens given them by the Constitution and Declaration of Independence is under attack.  Socialism – a bondage government – is here.  It must be fought with the diligence of all citizens and the message of what's happening must go forth.


America was as close to heaven as you could get on earth.  Don’t let it go.  If you do, we don’t have any where to go and it’s not time to go to heaven yet. 


Don’t let it go.









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Comment by rebecca rucker on May 24, 2011 at 11:17am

God's word says that you know a man by the fruits of his spirit,  they way he treats his family and friends and strangers on the street,  how he spends his money ( has alot to do with how he will spend tax payers money),  by the words he speaks ( the language he uses and is his additude negitive or positive ?,  is he trustworth or does he lie and does he have morals and values that he can be proud of as representing hisself and his family? (because his will be representing us if he is elected).

we should make every elected official sign a legal document that states everything he promised and that he will do these things or leave office. 

 a man's word should be of more value than money or gold.  i was taught that if a man gives his word then he must keep it, no matter what.  if you barrow anything then you take it back in better condition than it was when you got it.  be a person that people can trust, respect, and proud of who you are.  some how people how gotten away from these morals. 

the people we elect should be accountable for what they promised BEFORE being elected.  if they can't do the job they said they would do and stand for the people that elected them, then they need to be put out of office and not wait until their term is up, wheather state or federal.

i wish we could vote for two people for the same office, one to do the job and one to take over if he DOES NOT do what he promised.   this way they would know we mean business.

the only thing we can do now is pray that  the man or woman that got elected do what they need to, to get  our government back on track.  our children are depending on us because it is their future we are fighting for.

Comment by F. E. Rowland on May 22, 2011 at 3:50pm

To John:  He has done nothing but to prove God's word to be true.....again! 

To Everyone:  "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Comment by JL Gawlik on May 22, 2011 at 3:31pm
The key is to reeducate all to the founding fathers' founding documents. Even Herman Cain stated that in the 3rd video of his speech to announce his presidential run. That is the key. Our country has strayed from those documents since the early 1900's, we have not been completely free nor have we had our liberties. The key is that everyone should read and be very familiar with those documents especially elected representatives, and if they do not use them as guidelines and try to circumvent the U.S. Constitution, they should be removed from office immediately.
Comment by Kate Svagdis on May 22, 2011 at 9:40am
Christy-I love it-'CINOs'-thanks!
Comment by Steven D.Upshaw on May 22, 2011 at 9:20am
Peggy you have a point all I am saying is that just maybe the ten commandment might be a good rule of thumb on which to base your morals.
Comment by Christy on May 22, 2011 at 9:19am
As many of us believe in Jesus we need to be prepared at every moment to meet him, we never know when it will be our time.  We need to follow Him in every, every act, words and deeds.  CINO's (Christians in name only) will be judged for being pro-abortion and pro-homosexual.  I do not believe that I will be given a "pass" w/the Lord for those sins, we are All God's Children and fall at his feet for forgivness when death comes to us, even those that do not believe in Jesus will be judged.
Comment by Steven D.Upshaw on May 22, 2011 at 9:10am
John I think you got it. Perhaps you should pass that along to the minister that made that statement and if you get in touch with him remind him of what the Bible says about false profits.
Comment by Peggy Hall on May 22, 2011 at 9:07am

Geez, these posts just go to show how divided this country is.  I think what is being said here is, our country was founded on Judeo-Christian ideals.  Many times some of our founders stated that without God and morals, no republic could stand.  And history proves it.  No, the Tea Party is not a religious group.  However, I believe most, if not all of us, honor our founding (on Judeo-Christian principles).   The fact that our country is going down the tubes and the tubes are greased by the politicians on BOTH sides of the aisle is evident to most if not all of us.  The greed, corruption, etal. is no longer discreet, it is blatant.  Without strong morals, strength and wisdom based on Judeo-Christian principles (and I don't care if you are muslim, you can "DO UNTO OTHERS"), the USA is toast. 

Comment by Steven D.Upshaw on May 22, 2011 at 9:01am
So Roseanne you thought the world was going to come to an end yesterday? Or Maybe you think that religion has no place in the Tea Party? If our founding fathers had seen it that way we would probably still be under the rule of England. Maybe you would rather Sharia have more of a say in the way we govern our nation.
Comment by Peggy Hall on May 22, 2011 at 8:59am



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