This Side of the Whirlwind: How Close is Close?


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How Close is Close?

The Great Consummation is nearly upon us. We are deep into the Latter Days time line, and the end is oh so near! As of 2015, sixty-seven years out of an eighty years or less time line have elapsed. The time line began in 1948 when Israel became a nation and now leaves very little time remaining before the end. With this in mind, how many people do you know and care about who are not yet saved? Every believer needs to get busy!

This Side of the Whirlwind provides readers with the information needed to effectively refute every mistaken End Times doctrine currently available. It may require a little work, but it is very possible. God’s Word interprets itself when every scripture has been considered. Previous generations could live their entire lives without genuinely fearing the coming of the end. This cannot be said for this generation. As faulty End Times doctrines provide false hope, millions of Christians are in danger of losing their salvation. Pre-, Mid-, and Post-tribulation rapture theories, as well as A-Millennialism and Preterism, cannot continue without an effective challenge. Bear in mind, false End Times doctrines are not the only issues that may lead the sinners or saved to hell. After all, not everyone recognizes or accepts Jesus as God or Savior or acknowledges His coming in our lifetimes. Continue reading


This Side of the Whirlwind: Climb High!


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The Adventure and The Climb!

Don’t doubt God has a plan for your life. (Romans 8:29 “Them He did foreknow…)

More significantly, God has a plan for the entire Body of Christ and world as a whole (Revelation 17:17).

Sometimes unpleasant circumstances take place before God’s purposes reach fruition (Genesis 15:13-16).

During such campaigns the saints can sometimes endure great struggles and persecution and even death for God knows the greater good and sometimes we are His tools.  Continue reading


Eternal Hope: Poem



Ever endure and never give up!

Eternal Hope

Decades passed entrenched in great, deep abiding hope

In joy of life we danced and sang and loved and drank in life’s inordinate soul

Valiantly I fought to keep the love of life alive

Alas alone my partner drank my strength till hope did die

Yet on I plod, in endless hope to find again that spring

But I had not a partner true to save me when I screamed:

Help, save me, catch me quick for in the mire I sink

For hope long lost can drag one down beneath the hopeful spring.

For abides the endless depth of never ending hope

From fools who plod alone until hope has drowned their soul.

Then from said soul the spring of hope is fed so others stride

Until they feed eternal hope until they too do stride.

By Steven R. Harrel                                        March 28th 2014


Time A Wasted: Poem


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Time A Wasted

Oh folly of man, oh arrogance of my kindred, whilst thou would not humblest thyself in the knowledge of thy God and recognize His greatness amidst the bottomless quality of thy immeasurable comparative insignificance, others accomplish His will whilst thy bosom remains empty.

By Steven R. Harrel                                             11/29/2010

Writing just for the joy of writing. 

The Second Half of Christ’s Covenant Part 3


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The Second Half of Christ’s Covenant

Part 3

We left off with this contract between God and Humanity:

Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse;

  • the blessing, if you obey the commandment of the LORD your God which I command you today;
  • And the Curse (Judgment) if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today. (Deuteronomy 11:26-28 NKJV)

Now, let’s look at the Split Versing of the Covenant of Jesus Christ.”  The two divisions of the contract or covenant can be seen in Isaiah 61:1 and 2.

First Half of the Covenant”

At the beginning of His ministry Jesus announced Himself the fulfillment of the Blessing’s Half of the Contract when He said Isaiah 61:1-2a was fulfilled by Him (Jesus).  He did this on the day He entered into His hometown Synagogue in Nazareth (Luke 4:14-21) and proclaimed Himself Israel’s Messiah.  Here is what He read, Isaiah 61:1-2a:

 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach glad tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives; and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; Continue reading

This Side of the Whirlwind’s: The Beast Series


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Beast or Anti-Christ

Most tend to think of the Beast as the Antichrist, but is this what scripture is referring to when it speaks of the Beast coming up out of the seas? Mostly… Yes!


1 John 4:7 says, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” (NIV)

Over the next few posts titled, “The Beast” we will discuss who and what scripture calls the Beast or Antichrist and what attributes or character traits will adequately describe this infamous Biblical character.

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His Voice – His Message: This Side of the Whirlwind

Worth Repeating!

Have you ever been here?

Remember those times when you were so happy you just could not keep it in?  You had to share your joy!

How about being beyond angry, livid and compelled to have your say?

Now imagine God grabbing your heart and filling your mind and then speaking into your soul a message of profound import designed for you to share with the world.

The Whirlwind

God spoke to my spirit saying, Continue reading

The Second Half of Christ’s Covenant 2


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The Second Half of Christ’s Covenant 2

How about another question?

Did you know — that as a Christian you are saved by the blood of the Lamb?  There is NO OTHER name under heaven by which you MUST be saved.

This is a True statement!!!

The majority of Christians would answer this question in the affirmative.

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The Second Half of Christ’s Covenant: This Side of the Whirlwind


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Second half of Christ’s Covenant


The Contract!

How about a question?  What is the 2nd half of Christ’s Covenant?

Here’s the “simple” answer.  The 2nd half of Christ’s Covenant is the Judgment half of Christ’s two-part Contract with humanity for Salvation.  Was that really a simple answer?  You’d have to decide for your self. 🙂

What contract — you might ask?

The two part contract between God and humanity which offers people Salvation. Continue reading

Quotables 2: This Side of the Whirlwind

Quotes added since the first addition of Quotables. Smile!

The following Quotables are from the desk of Steven R. Harrel; the author who is known throughout the known Universe as the most quotable quoter of quotes and quotables known or unknown and you can quote me on that.  Yep! That was dum’.

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It is outside our human nature to truly develop a method for human conflict devoid of anger, vengeance or violence; however, long ago God provided the perfect method for resolving our issues:

Quote 1: Forgiveness, love and mutual understanding are God’s answers to human conflict.

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