January 11th, 1980 at 11am
The exact moment in time I became Born Again and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
Earlier in the fall of 1979 I met Wealtha Koningsfeld while
attending a party in a cabin behind my Mt Lemmon Cabin Rentals. She was easy to talk with and I remember the
conversation turning to having faith in Christ.
I told her I knew there was a God but as a non-practicing Catholic I
kind of left the whole God thing alone.
Before the party ended, I invited her down to
see the cabin I was building right next door and down a lot.
She was very
complementary about my work and showed a real interest in what I was
doing. I shared my plans of finishing the
new cabin and then split another 3 bedroom cabin I purchased in half for two
more units, all for short term rentals. At that time only the Lodge had rooms to rent.
During those early months of getting to know Wealtha and her
older lady friend Chris Sheldon, who was also a Christian we had many
conversations about God and the importance of a personal relationship with
Jesus Christ. I was taking in all the
information but didn't feel ready to ask Jesus into my heart.
My big change of heart came after Wealtha and I read Hal
Lindsey's book called "The Late Great Planet Earth".
On page 43 I read; It is in this context that
Jesus predicts an extremely important time clue. He says: "Now
learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender,
and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; even so you too, when
you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door"
(Matthew 24:32-33 NASB).
When the signs just given begin to multiply and increase in
scope it's similar to the certainty of leaves coming on the fig tree. But the most important sign in Matthew has to
be the restoration of the Jews to the land in the rebirth of Israel. Even the figure of speech "fig
tree" has been a historic symbol of national Israel. When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000
years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May
1948 the "fig tree" put forth its first leaves.
Jesus said that this would indicate that He was "at the
door," ready to return. Then He
said, "Truly I say to you, this
generation will not pass away until all these things take place"
(Matthew 24:34 NASB)
I knew the Bible had plenty of do's and don'ts but I never
felt the need to read it for myself. Now
I discover that a prophecy from Jesus Christ had been fulfilled within nine
years after my birth. That really opened
the door to my heart that Jesus was knocking on.
It was now January 11th 1980 and I was watching Rex Humbard's
program, when he finish his message he gave an altar call and I got on my knees
in front of the TV and
accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I was 40 years old. Now in my late seventies and I thank the Lord
for His gracious invitation to be with Him for eternity.
Have you accepted Jesus' invitation to join Him in Heaven
when your life here on earth comes to an end?
Accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior is not
something you kind of remember doing some time way back in your childhood past.
Your birth day here on earth was issued a
government certificate. Jesus loves you
and wants to call you His own for all eternity.
If you have read this far in my story, there is no doubt Jesus guided your
steps. What is today's date? Let this day and hour be your Born Again birth
date and make your decision to accept Jesus Christ. Let me lead you:
know I am a sinner, and my sin separates me from God. Because God loves me, He sent His Son, Jesus
Christ, to pay the penalty for my sin by dying on the cross to restore me to
fellowship with God. I have asked Jesus
to forgive my sins and give me eternal life.
It is my desire to love Him and obey His Word"
You are now a Child of God, I'm your brother and would love
to welcome you into His Kingdom today. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Today, 8/22/2017 is one day after the great American Eclipse
which traveled from the Pacific to the Atlantic
and was watched by over 100 million people.
This was the first eclipse of its kind in 99 years. But we have another one in seven years which
crosses the path of the one yesterday.
Here is the story of this very unusual occurrence which has
a lot to do with my decision to follow Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior:
Why the Great
American Total Solar Eclipse is cause for pause?
By, Krista Smith
Let me begin by saying, I am
not suggesting the total eclipse is going to cause anything in particular.
However, there are undeniable (call them) coincidences that do in fact line up
with prophesy and Biblical events. That being said, I believe it means "something"
and only time will tell what that is. There have been many people scoffing at
any mention of these types of possibilities because there have been numerous
predictions of peril and doom that have not occurred. But, God's Word is Truth.
He will keep His promises and He does have a way of doing things in His perfect
timing. In my opinion, I don't think anything will happen on this day but
I do think it is a warning of things to come.
While eclipses are not that uncommon, total solar eclipses only
occur about every year and a half and often occur over the ocean rather than
land. Don't let anyone fool you into thinking this eclipse is nothing out of
the ordinary. Day will be turned to night all across the middle United States. It's
been 99 years since a total solar eclipse crossed the entire United States and
having another total solar eclipse cross the entire United States again, forming an
'X', just a few years later is perhaps unprecedented.
But, perhaps its not an
"x'. The last letter in the Hebrew alphabet is called a "tav"
and it means "truth" and has the meaning in Hebrew that was given to
its symbol as: "mark, sign, covenant." The original ancient letter
looks like this:
It is interesting that the next
solar eclipse in 2024 is 7 years later and the Bible says we will
have a 7 year tribulation period.
It is called the great American eclipse because, this
is the first total solar eclipse that's only visible in the U.S. and no
other country. It will be the first total eclipse visible only in the
USA since the country was founded in 1776. (click on the link - USA Today Article and scroll to the
question: Why is it called the Great American Solar Eclipse?)
The temperature of the sun is 5778 (look it up on google -click here) - The final Hebrew month is Elul and it begins on
exactly August 21st. Elul is the final month of the Hebrew year they are currently in which is 5777 which
is our 2017 and is their year of completion. The next Hebrew calendar year is
5778, the same number as the temperature of the sun, and begins after the
month of Elul.
"As Jesus was sitting on
the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him
privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and
what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?... At that time many will
turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other... Because of
the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one
who stands firm to the end will be saved...."
"For in the days before the flood, people
were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah
entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the
flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the
Son of Man...Therefore
keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But
understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the
thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be
broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come
at an hour when you do not expect him." - Matthew 24: 3-44
It's been noted that the United States is the wealthiest,
most powerful, and most influential Gentile nation. It is also the world's
ethnic melting pot and hosts a proto-world government in the form of
the United Nations. In Jewish tradition, Lunar eclipses (blood moons) are
omens for Israel
whereas solar eclipses are omens for the Gentiles. The 4 Blood Moons in
2014-15 were the first in 2000 years that a Tetrad of four Blood
Moons occurred all on Jewish feast days and in a Shemitah Year! An
unprecedented event. It is quite possible that in 2014-15 the Blood
Moons were the Omens for Israel
and now in 2017 the Solar Eclipses are the Omens for the Gentiles.
The 7 year Tribulation is also known as the Day of the LORD when
God enters into judgment with the Gentile nations. The fact that two total
solar eclipses, spaced seven years apart, cross the entirety of the contiguous
United States, and form an 'x' over the chief Gentile nation on earth should
give you pause.
The eclipse on August 21st is also exactly 40 days from Yom Kippur
(The Day of Atonement) which is on September 29th. "40" represents a
period of testing in the Bible as can been seen in the 40 years the Israelites
wandered in the wilderness and the 40 days Jesus was tested in the
wilderness. This 40 day period leading up to Yom Kippur is more than
random. In fact, this period of time beginning on August 21st is called the
Season of Teshuvah, which in the Jewish faith is a time to get right with God
before judgment falls on the Day of Atonement.
On June 30, 2015, what was dubbed as the Star of Bethlehem
reappeared for the 1st time in 2000 years. (Google: Bethlehem Star 2015) This star appeared 2000
years ago to announce the birth of the King. Interesting timing that it has
shown up again in 2015. What if it is again a sign to announce the coming of
Well, if you already struggle
with Bible prophecy this one is really going to blow your mind. I know it
sounds crazy but it is a prophecy of the Great Sign according to Revelations
12. Hang in there, and keep reading, the scripture may be unfolding in our
solar system in just a few weeks.
Here is the verse, "Then I witnessed in
heaven an event of great significance. I saw a woman clothed
with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown
of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant, and she cried
out because of her labor pains and the agony of giving birth..... She gave
birth to a son...."
There are many who currently believe the eclipse is
intimately connected to an upcoming September 23rd astronomical alignment
involving the constellations Virgo and Leo, along with Mercury, Mars, Venus and
Jupiter. On that date (9/23/17), Jupiter will exit the lower part of Virgo (the
virgin) in a way that would fulfill the “man child” of Revelation 12 being
birthed by the woman. Regulus and the other stars of Leo—along with the
other three visible planets—comprise the “crown of twelve stars” that
Revelation 12:1 says will be upon the travailing woman’s head. You’ve got this
epic solar eclipse over America
and it’s happening right at Regulus, in Leo the Lion—the constellation. There
are twelve constellations. It could happen anywhere, but it’s happening in the
constellation of the king, with all of this coming together it just doesn't
seem totally off base that it could mean the return of the king! - It's in
the Bible as a Great Sign in the Last Days. Revelations 5:5 refers to Jesus as
"the Lion of Judah." I believe it is a possibility worth
pondering, especially coupled with everything else going on. According to
researchers this is the 1st time the solar system will be in exactly this
alignment in over 7000 years. There were 9 close matches from 6000 BC to 4000
AD in over these 10,000 years none of the 9 matches that were close met
everyone of the requirements of the scripture.
The uniqueness and precision of
the September alignment is its greatest strength. It's not enough that
the moon and sun are near Virgo once a year. It's not enough that Jupiter
passes through Virgo's womb every 11 or 12 years. Every condition
in Revelation 12:1-2 has to be met and that's what's unique
about the alignment on September 23rd.The woman must be clothed with
the sun.The woman must have the moon under her feet.She must have
a crown of exactly twelve stars. She must be pregnant and
give birth. Pregnancies only happen in wombs and they last 37
to 44 weeks, on Sept 23rd it will have been 42 weeks. The planet
Jupiter entered Virgo in Jan 16' and will drop on Sept 23rd (depicting an
exit from the womb, if you will). It's not enough for Jupiter to just pass
through Virgo or retrograde nearby. It needs to stay in her womb in a way
that pictures a pregnancy.
From 2015 to
The Tetrads falling on 4 Feast Days of the Lord in a Shemitah
year in 2014/15, an unprecedented event.
The Bethlehem Star in 2015 which has not been out in over 2000
The upcoming Total Solar Eclipse crossing the US and that
coupled with the fact that it will not be visible by any other countries. That
has never happened.
There will be another Total Eclipse going diagonally across the
other side of the US just 7 years later in 2024, making an X across our
country, the first one on 8/21/17 is also not visible to any other countries.
Interesting that the Bible talks about a 7 year tribulation period in the Last
The upcoming solar alignment on Sept 23rd, sounding like it
lines up with a description of a Great sign in the heavens from revelation 12.
It's just too much for
me to put my head in the sand. Just thought I would share this with you, in
case you find it as interesting as I do. If you don't no worries, it's
“There will be signs in the
sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the
roaring and tossing of the sea....When these things begin to take place, stand
up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
"...in the last days there
will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and
their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to
their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.
They will be unloving and
unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be
cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless,
be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.
They will act religious, but
they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people
like that! They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win the
confidence of[a] vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin
and controlled by various desires. (Such women are forever following new
teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth.) ...They have
depraved minds and a counterfeit faith.
Yes, and everyone who wants to
live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil people
and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be
deceived. But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You
know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You
have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you
the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ
Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is
true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we
are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and
equip his people to do every good work." 2 Timothy 3: 1-17
"This Generation Will Not Pass Away"
July 23, 2017
For the record, I am not a doomsday-er but I am an imperfect
student of God's Word. After reading it, there is just too much in there to be
ignored. One reason particularly that I pay attention to what is going on in
the world more than I might otherwise is because I do believe we will see the
return of Jesus in our lifetime. Of course, I could be wrong but here is a core
scripture for the basis of why I feel this way. Israel had been scattered since 70
AD, all the way up to 1948. Israel is the "apple of God's
eye." Scripture prophesied that in the last days that God would draw his people back to their homeland, (also see Ezekiel 38:8) and (Amos 9:14-15) said He would restore
their currency (the shekel). Isaiah spoke of Israel being born in one day, would it
surprise you that Israel
was re-born in one day?
The Apostles came to Jesus and asked Him about the end of the
world in Matthew 24:2-6, and how would people living then know it was
happening. It went like this:"And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the
disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?
and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? So Jesus
begins to tell them about how things will gradually heat up and increase until
we reach the time that we call the Last Days. The Book of Matthew continues, giving
more and more details and time clues until we reach the "big clue",
the biggest one of them all. Stating in Matthew 24:32, Jesus says this:
"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its
branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is
near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it[a] is near—at
the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away
till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words
will by no means pass away." - Matthew 24:32-35 Here is discernment of this
verse: The fig tree is the country symbol for Israel just
like the US is the Eagle and
is the Bear. A parable is a story. So, he says now learn a story about Israel. When
its branches are tender and put forth leaves (when Israel becomes a nation), YOU know
that the summer (the return) is near. It is at the door! Assuredly he says, this
generation will NOT
PASS AWAY. A generation
is a lifespan of people and for our generation that is about 100 years tops.
Although, there is a verse in the Bible that refers to the years of life
being 70 or 80 (Psalms 90:10). Israel became a nation May 14,
1948, after being scattered for nearly 2000 years. So if Israel was
destroyed in 70 AD, and it was, when did it "bloom" again? May 14,
1948 is the date that history records that fact occurring. The generation that
witnessed that, the WWII generation, still have not, passed off the
scene. They are still alive and with us today, and we are the people that Jesus
said would be alive on the earth when the Last Days would happen.
No one knows the day or the hour but Jesus said we were to watch
and be ready.
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day
your Lord will come."
- Matthew 24:42