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Sunday, June 22, 2014

All Flesh Is As Grass


This entry consists of Jesus' words:  the words regard His coming in glory.
It also includes a poem:  The Rapture

1st Peter 1:24

"All flesh is as grass,
And all the glory of man as
the flower of the grass
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away.
But the word of the Lord
endures forever."      quoted from Isaiah 40: 6-8

1st Peter 4:7
But the end of all things is at hand:
therefore be serious and  watchful
in your prayers.

Matthew 24:  some verses from 3-42

Now as Jesus sat on the mount of Olives,
the disciples came to him privately, saying,
What will be the sign of your coming and
the end of the age?"
And Jesus answered and said to them:
"Take heed that no one deceive you. 
 For many will come in my name,
saying, 'I am the Christ.'  and will deceive
And you will hear of wars and rumors of
wars. See that you are not troubled:  for all
these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom.  And there will be famines in various places.  All
these are the beginning of sorrows.  Then they will deliver
you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by
all nations for My name's sake.  And then, many will be offended
will betray one another and will hate one another. Then many
false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  And because
lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
But he who endures to the end, shall be saved.  And this gospel
of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a
witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.  As you will
see the 'abomination and desolation' spoken of by Daniel the prophet.

If any man says to you, 'Look, the Christ is in the desert!'  do not go out;
or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!  do not believe it.  For as the lightening
comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son
of Man be.  Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be
darkened and the moon will not give its light:  the stars will fall from heaven,
and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.  Then the sign of the Son of Man
coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  And He will send His
angels with a great sound of a trumpet and they will gather together His elect of heaven
from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."

Matthew 24: 40, 41,
"Two men will be in the field:  one will be taken and the other left.
"Two women will be grinding at the mill:  one will be taken and the other left.
Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming."


                                               courtesy sunrise Jensen beach  FI IMG2696

A poem that heralds Christ’s second coming 
         THE RAPTURE
The sky, star-swept
Whispers of a pearl-haze night
Silence hovers...

Snowflakes fall slippery from above
Like diadems

All is still
A blast of trumpets!
And silence becomes
Welcomed glory to believers
Fear, to scorning multitudes
Nocturnal solitude sparks into radiance
To make way for...

His coming!

The sky, slashed in pastel hues ~

His presence!
Angels, draped flawless in white
Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace
Clouds behind Him, a backdrop for His glory

The redeemed, cleansed, free from sin by His blood
Arise exultantly to meet Him...
‘The dead in Christ rise first’

Then we join to meet Him in the sky-
 ‘And every eye shall see Him’
Old and New Testament
Prophesy Fulfilled!  He destroys pain, sorrow, death…

‘In a twinkling of an eye’

Jubilation!  Celebration!   New life! 

Eternity begins with God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit….

Others, stunned and aghast, watch,
                                                  and tremble…

Carol Ann Turiano(-Castagna) written 1962     © 10/2012