Early morning March 11, 2011: I was dreaming about a frolicking foal when I heard an inaudible command.
I kind of woke up.
My husband said, “Have you seen the news?”
“There’s been a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.”
We watched the coverage for a while. The horrors of flood, quake, and nuclear disaster all wrapped up into one event.
“Tell them what?”
Sometimes God asks us to do things we can’t do on our own. When He said “Tell them” I didn’t know how. Nor did I know what.
Ask and you shall receive. God is faithful to provide what is asked for in His will.
- This is the End Time.
- The King is Coming.
- Choose today.
From these eleven words I was supposed to write another book, Rapture and Revelation. Two books already assigned were published. But they revolved around relationship with horses. Something I knew well. I could deal with that.
But the end times? Maybe I was on a party line that morning and got a message intended for someone else.
The message was for me. I tried to ignore it.
God doesn’t intrude or demand. And wastes nothing.
The exercise of getting Rapture and Revelation written and published stretched me in ways I didn’t know were possible. And I didn’t do it right away.
God doesn’t nag.
My early morning study time was rich and rewarding. The Holy Spirit taught, I learned. As time went by, and the book wasn’t written, quiet time with the Lord got really quiet. Sometimes I thought I was the only one there.
“Lord, I feel so far from you. What do you want me to do?”
“You know that thing I asked?”
“Is it done?”
“What’s your question?”
Shamefully, I have to admit this exchange happened more than once. I did not want to write the book. I couldn’t write such a book.
One wonderful thing about God is that He equips us once we will to obey. I buckled in to write. It was a messy, exhausting process. But finally it was finished.
Rapture and Revelation doesn’t tell anyone what to believe, but is a Bible study designed to challenge readers to know why they believe as they do.
- We are in the End Time.
- The King is coming.
- And a choice must be made.
Many people believe they’ve made the necessary choice and are all set. Many are wrong.
“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ – Matthew 7:22-24
Rapture and Revelation is offered as a FREE Kindle book Rapture and Revelation until Monday, January 1, 2018. Grab a copy for yourself and maybe share the opportunity with your Sunday School class or Bible study group. It’ll give you something to talk about!