September 1, 2020
This morning I started out by feeling the need to defend my ministry. It was, at first, upsetting. That’s because I’ve had to do this so many times before. Then it occurred to me that there is no need to defend this ministry, because it is not mine.
Since January 1995, the Holy Spirit has proven to me numerous times in MANY miraculous ways that HE is in charge — if I will allow Him to be. (Factor in free will.) The most recent challenge that I was able to respond to, came in the form of a video posted to my Facebook group, Prophecy Connections. It was titled, “The Rapture Comes First,” and was a typical sermon by a pastor who has likely built his reputation on the Pre-Tribulation rapture THEORY.
Because I’m now dealing with cancer throughout my skeleton, I haven’t been writing as much as I have in the past. But, thanks to my prayer warriors, I am feeling considerably better than I was a month ago, when I was certain that my life was destined to end SOON. So this post is happening because I recognize that Jesus is not finished using my gift as a communicator. After all, HE gave me the gift and has notably nurtured it throughout my lifetime.
I’m starting to go down the road of long-winded explanation, so I’ll try to get back on track …
The man who posted the video in my FB group was ready with his rebuttal as soon as I responded to his action. He scolded me for “dividing” and for not allowing “healthy debate,” but he backed off after I asked him to read the Bible study that my ministry is built upon: The Rapture Sequence. You can find it using the following link (copy and paste into your browser): https://prophecyconnections.com/2017/10/23/the-rapture-sequence/
Then a few hours ago, I “happened” to open a message that landed in my email Inbox. This is not something I usually do, but the title caught my eye — “What Is Qanon?” The article was written by a man who had LOTS of impressive letters after his name, plus a lengthy paragraph at the end to assure readers that he, shall we say, “knows his stuff.”
This writer, in turn, was careful to quote four other writers whose articles had made it into a digital publication, and which supported what he had to say. In short, their interpretations of Qanon do not reflect MINE. It was obvious to me that these writers were not “fluent” in qanon “drops,” — information from the source — which I began following in 2018.
One thing that I noticed right away: each of them was out to make the point that — in their minds — Qanon is all about taking people away from their churches and introducing them to a NEW RELIGION.
Note that this article is filed in my blog under “Q-uestion The Narrative,” which is something I’ve been learning to do automatically. Because of a seed of scepticism that was planted in early my adulthood, I like to offer my readers an opportunity to decide for themselves. Not just because their pastor said it; not because a book they read mentioned it; not because a “prominent Christian thinker” thinks it; not because Paula Yingst writes about it. QUESTION AND RESEARCH to do what the noble Bereans did:
“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” (Acts 17:11)