How I spent my Sept 30th-2017
Penned by: Kevin K O’Connor
Date penned: Sept 30th, 2017
Thought: To share some thoughts of who I am and what I feel about Sept 30th, 2017
Scriptural Springboard: Col 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Col 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. AND; Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
These 2 sets of scriptures do the best of nailing my character. Basically God made me VERY, VERY intense (kind of like a miniature pincher) and I can’t stand doing ANYTHING halfhearted! Secondly, I’m not a crowd follower, I follow what I BELIEVE, NOT What is most popular. I feel that God is not displeased with one who tries with all of their heart to do His Will and fails but I feel He IS displeased with one who doesn’t even commit themselves to following after what they believe with passion. Hence His Word in Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
So, based upon all that has transpired recently (over the last 120 years and especially this year of 2017) My heart has been expecting the Rapture of our Lord & King on Sept 23, 2017 along with thousands of other ‘expectant’ Christians that are in a passionate love affair with Jesus! On Sept the 7th, 2017, I felt compelled to do a penning of some thoughts that were brewing in my spirit which I have and have placed them here; http://www.rubornagain.com/The_State_of_our_Lamps.htm In that thought, I had the feeling that when God does major events, He always precludes it with a sign. And, upon the Rapture NOT happening on Sept 23, 2017, it just seemed to make sense that the Rev 12 sign completion on that date was to be sign ‘as in the Days of Noah’ as Jesus Himself spoke in Matt 24 concerning His coming; Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. AND, if one were to go back and look at the text concerning those days one can read what transpired as noted here; Gen 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Gen 7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Gen 7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. Gen 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
And, as one can see there, God had given Noah a 7 days warning prior to the rain falling. Thus since hindsight is 20/20 and the rapture NOT happening on Sept 23, 2017, it was HIGHLY FELT that the Rev 12 sign was meant to be just that a sign as in the days of Noah and that we could expect our Lord’s Rapture to occur on Yom Kippur AND the Jubilee celebration of Sept 30th, 2017.
So, I spent most of my Sept 30th, with either my computer turned off or just not up on the network. And, the time is now 8:42 p.m. which puts the East Coast beyond the Sept 30th timeline with me here in Alaska with only about 3 hours left. So needless to say, I’m extremely disappointed BUT, by His Grace will CONTINUE to watch for Him with All of my heart, soul, mind and strength BECAUSE He has made me dogged as well as intense. And, just as the cute little parable He seemed to have given me on Jan 14th of this year which is here; http://www.rubornagain.com/Doggies.htm this little doggie is going to get right back up and listen to whenever the NEXT High Watch time may be! For I TRULY Believe (contrary to what MANY Christians feel) that Jesus WILL NOT be ‘catching away’ those of His that are NOT watching passionately and expectantly for Him! This is where I feel Jesus gave the parable of the wise/foolish virgins (which I feel are Christians) BECAUSE they were ALL waiting for the Bridegroom and upon the foolish ones missing it asked Lord, Lord …. So that’s WHY I feel this way.
Now, for those scoffers and mockers who may say that I have said that Jesus was GOING to perform His Rapture on this date --- THAT never happened! I myself, honestly and whole heartedly felt that He would, BUT that’s where each person is responsible to listen to the signs for themselves and make their OWN conclusions and NOT be ashamed to say what they feel! I did, and I was wrong, BUT as stated earlier, to be passionately and expectantly watching for Him is NO SIN, but to be lethargic and complacent, IS. I am NOT a date setter, but a passionate and expectant date watcher! God sets the dates, and I have NEVER said ‘God said’ that He was returning on such a such a date. BUT, if I ‘feel’ that He is, I will say so out of a passionate, loving desire to be with my Lord & King Jesus Who emptied Himself out for me and everyone that breathes the breath of Life.
Each and every person should feel the liberty to share their feelings as to when Jesus may be receiving His Bride, that’s called being a body of Jesus, a body of passionate, expectant wise virgins that are eagerly and expectantly watching for our Lord & King! In my opinion, all those that wait in the wings to denounce those that do so, should be blocked due to each person has the right to passionately and expectantly watch for and share their own feelings. For those that say ‘the Lord says’ is different than saying ‘ I feel based on (whatever, signs, the Word, etc…)
I personally feel that these times of disappointments of our Lord NOT coming to receive His bride act as a refiner’s fire to sift out those who are only along for the ride but whose hearts are NOT yielded to Christ as Lord & King of their lives. For, these times of discouragement with cause them to scoff and mock rather than encourage fellow believers. While at the same time, these times of disappointment only tend to strengthen the resolve of those in a passionate love affair with Jesus as Lord and Savior of their lives. Just as Jacob of old that was more determined than ever the longer he wrestled to NOT let go UNTIL he got his blessing! Gen 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. Gen 32:25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. Gen 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
So, this penning has a two-fold purpose to speak to those who would both scoff and mock those that are passionately and expectantly watching for our Lord & King, as well as to those who truly are passionately and expectantly watching for Him.
Heavenly Father, as much as it hurts our hearts that You have not received us on this day, may You ever give us the Grace to keep on pressing in near to You and to keep on watching and expecting our Lord & King, Your Son Jesus, for it’s in His Everlasting, Glorious, and Matchless Name we pray, Amen.
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