Ever been to a place in life where you’ve said to yourself, “I am undone and have nothing left” – leastwise, nothing left of value you would want to offer to someone you love.
From the world’s point of view I’d become a failure. Even if you’ve never been there – I knew I’d failed by worldly standards?
Years ago my life came to a point where I had nothing of real material value. I didn’t know it at that time, but I was in the center of God’s will for my life. I was in a God based version of a faith-walk.
The photo above is of my mother as she sat recording that fine day (she liked to be called Patsy or Patsy Lou by friends).
I remember working with my mother on “Garden of Roses” in our recording studio that fine September morning. My mom was 75 years young and she just loved recording this song with me.
We recorded a few songs over a couple of hours and as you can tell from the music, she was in fine form.
As I sat here this morning – listening to this recording with her playing (for she went to be with Jesus, family and friends on November 21st 2019) tears filled my eyes for remembering the joy and pleasure we shared that day and many days.
Wish I had more of my songs recorded with her.
Hindsight 20-20, right?
I Love and miss you mom.
At least now, you really are singing and sharing in that “Garden of Roses” with our Lord.
Hope you enjoy this rendition of “Garden of Roses”.
On this day – in the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth – Jesus was walking past a blind man when one of his followers asked Him, “Lord, who sinned in this man’s life; was it his parents? Is that why this man was born blind?” (John 9:1-2 paraphrased significantly)
Jesus responded, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; rather, he suffers blindness so the works of God might be displayed in thru his life.”
Following this exchange Jesus healed the man of the blindness and then told him to go and wash himself in the Pool of Siloam.
Believable for that day, the religious community in Jerusalem had a fit when they found out Jesus dared to heal a man on their Sabbath day. How dare HE! (pun intended)
Truly a Tree for the Forest type of blindness overran the Pharisees’ vision of this great work of God.
Tucked right in the middle of this section of scripture is a entirely appropriate comment from Jesus which just so happens to also be a Prophecy related to the End of Days:
Here is what Jesus said, “As long as it is day (day-light) I must do the works of HIM who sent me. The Night (time of darkness) comes when no one can work. As long as I am (Jesus) in the world, I am (Jesus) the light of the world.” (John 9:4-5)
Jesus was/is telling us that a time is coming when NO ONE will be able to do the works of God successfully. By sheer implication, the Saints of God will need to be here on the earth during this period otherwise the comment if moot. If there is no to do the work in the timeframe to which Jesus speaks, as in zero Christians on the planet, then Jesus’ comment would simply be useless. The phrase, “The night comes when no one can work” would be irrelevant; so why say it?
IN a passage found in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Paul admonishes us to not get prematurely stressed out or alarmed over the coming of the End of Days; rather, the signs of the times (Prophecies about this day and age) are good enough to let us know when the End-Times would be upon us… THEN
Paul tells us what is holding up the coming of that AGE and its incredible events:
Remember when I was with you, I told you about these coming events?
You see, now you know what is withholding or restraining the coming of the Beast who will reap havoc during the Great Tribulation of the Great Consummation.
The mystery of lawlessness is already at work – it is simply that HE who keeps evil at bay (He who lets) will continue to keep the Beast at bay (will let) until HE (Jesus) is taken out of the way.
Then that Wicked One (the Beast of the End-Times) will be revealed.
You see, that day, the day when the Wicked One (the Beast) is revealed is ALSO the day when the Great Tribulation of the Great Consummation will begin.
Thus, Jesus is taken out of the way and the “Night when no one can work” has begun…
Because, the Light of the world has been taken out of the way.
Remember, Jesus said,
“As long as it is day (day-light) I (Jesus) must do the works of HIM who sent me.
The Night (time of darkness) comes when no one can work.
As long as I am (Jesus) in the world, I am (Jesus) the light of the world.” (John 9:4-5)
When the night comes – The Beast will be revealed and the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation will have begun.
If you’re interested in more information on this topic grab a copy of your Bible and then get a copy of our book, “This Side of the Whirlwind, the Coming Apocalypse”. Online everywhere and possibly at your local bookstore.
Until then… God bless you and have a wonderful day!
What a statement! How can anyone positively declare the Latter Days are taking place at this very moment and impacting our world? How can anyone say the Word declares we are living in a day of prophetic fulfillment?
The answer is simple, prophecy. God’s Word prophesied the coming of the Latter Days with very specific details and what the Body of Christ is to do when the Latter Days occurs. Here are just a few of the conclusive prophecies fulfilled since the Latter Days began 71½ years ago. Note, each of these details has been fully realized.