Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Random comments

Just a quick note:

I'm having to screen "comments" now, as some folks have felt the need to come here and post obscene comments, links to pornography, and some more benign comments still inappropriate for this forum.

I'll try to check frequently and get the comments posted. The comments have been very interesting and thought-provoking, and I enjoy reading them. Keep them coming. I am hoping after a period of time, the inappropriate comments, from inappropriate people will stop and we can go back to "unscreened" comments.

I was having some trouble with this option and a couple of comments were somehow deleted, so I apologize to any comments which haven't appeared. There was one, in particular, that asked about the Holy Spirit and its collective removal at the time of the rapture, and I would have loved to have seen what others had to say about that. I'll come back to that as soon as possible. I have no idea why that comment didn't show up after clearing it (?). My apologies to that poster.

One more word while I am at it.

I want to thank many of you, from the bottom of my heart - those who have offered words of encouragement - prayers - and thoughtful, helpful comments - not only via the forum, but privately via emails and telephone. It means the world to me, and it shows the Christian brotherly/sisterly love that I have come to greatly appreciate in this community of prophecy watchers.

So again, thank you so very much for these kind and encouraging words. It means so much.

This blog started as something just intended for a small group. Several of the bible study groups that I had presented biblical prophecy to - had requested that I have a forum for them to keep up with world events etc. My feeling was that the internet didn't need another prophecy blog, as there are so many out there. But after several years, I felt compelled by the Holy Spirit to go ahead and put together a blog just to speak to these small bible-study groups and stay in touch with them that way.

Somehow (and I have no idea how this happened.......well, maybe thats not entirely true:) - we now have several thousand hits per week from all over the world. I had absolutely no vision of that happening. I suppose its a "God thing".

We'll all be together soon - at the most epic celebration and reunion ever imagined. I can thank you then, in person. All of the pain and frustrations of this world - the nonsense that we endure every day on this planet will be over and done with soon. We will be in Christ's perfect world, and we will be together. I believe we are very very close to the "gathering up" of the Church.

I can't wait. God bless all of you. And thanks again for the support and the encouragement :)


Oh - one more thing while I'm at it. Week 1 of the ongoing 8 part series on "Signs of the Coming Christ" should be posted soon. The audio link will hopefully be posted by the end of the week. Also anticipating that each week during this series, we will be able to get the audio links up, from the previous Sunday by the end of the week, so keep looking out for those to appear.



hartdawg said...

i`m curious as to the nature of the comment about the holy spirits` removal myself. some take that to mean if you heard the gospel, rejected it then you have no further chance for salvation after the rapture.i`m curious as to what the comment was. it`s a pity screening is even necessary .

Scott said...


This was actually clarified in a great way, by someone else, but I have to go find the comment now.

The Holy Spirit which resides within the church at the time of the rapture will be removed, because at that precise moment, the moment of the rapture, the "restrainer" will have been removed.

Look at 2 Thess 2:6-9.

"For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will keep on doing so until he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed..."

The "restrainer" refers to the Holy Spirit. This answer represents the best answer to the grammatical and contextual question.

FIRST - the "restraint" must represent a world-wide influence which suggests omnipresence. SECOND - the restrainer must have supernatural abilities in order to have the capability of restraining "evil", and THIRD - the "restrainer" must have logical rationale for ending the restraint of lawlessness.

Biblically, we know that the Holy Spirit possesses this capability - ie, to restrain evil in the world (Genesis 6:3) and in the very heart of the believer (Galatians 5:16-17).

At the time of the Rapture, this "restraint" via the Holy Spirit will be removed.

People WILL come to Christ during the Tribulation, that is clear. But thats another story - and I want to go find that well written explanation...Its in the comments somewhere in the forum

Scott said...

It was DrNofog's comments in the post below this one.