Thursday, December 29, 2011


There's so much about "prophecy" in the news and online these day, there are a few facts readers should know when they're trying to decide what to believe.

Agnostics and atheists reject biblical prophets but throw a good old false prophet in front of them and they'll fall all over themselves repeating the lies. That always amazes me.

Before I address Bible prophecies, let me say this. We are told in the Bible how to judge prophets because it's true sometimes they all appear to be credible. Here's the key: If someone tells you so-and-so is right about 85 percent of the time, BEWARE! It even happens in the Christian community. Some TV evangelist or an evangelist who comes to your church starts with the "feel good" prophesying and the sheep will close their eyes and follow him/her anywhere.

There are two gifts of the Spirit, word of knowledge and word of wisdom. These are NOT what I'm talking about. I'll address these in another blog. The true called-by-God prophet doesn't sit around and spout prophecies. God  may speak to them often, reveal things to them to teach them, but prophecies to speak out, rarely. And true prophets don't do 85 percent right. God's prophets are NEVER wrong. It's 100 percent right, you can take it to the bank.

I'm going to clear up something right now. Was Nostradamus a Christian? No he wasn't. Nostradamus was involved in the occult, and people would come to him for horoscopes and psychic advise. His predictions were so obscure you could read almost anything in them. He supposedly predicted the planes hitting the twin towers by writing:

"In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb",
The third big war will begin when the big city is burning"

Speaking of obscure, here's what he actually wrote:

The sky will burn at forty five degrees,
Fire approaches the great New City.
Immediately a huge scattered flame leaps up,
When they want to have proof of the Normans.

Are we getting close to the end? Yes. Everyone can feel it. Something big is getting ready to happen and people want to know what and when.

Look at the difference in prophecies by God. There's nothing obscure in them.

Chapter 13, verses 31, 32 and 33"
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

If you want to check out the prophecies for yourself, read Matthew chapter 24, Mark chapter 13 and Luke chapter 21. If you don't have a Bible, you can go to

Friday, December 23, 2011

My kid is scared to death. What do I tell her?

Is this world going to end? Yes. How do I know? Because my mama said so. So what do you tell your kids about the world ending?

My friend Stacy had the best reply to that question I've ever heard. A woman asked some friends what she should do Dec. 21, 2012 because her daughter is already scared to death? Nobody had an answer for her until Stacy spoke up:

"I'll tell you exactly what to do," she said. First Stacy explained how the Bible gives us information about anyone who would tell you the exact day or hour that Jesus will return. She then told the woman, "So on Dec. 21, you take off work, hold her out of school, and both of you go out. Hug her a lot. Both of you get a manicure, go to a movie, go out for a nice dinner."

Here's how you can be sure that Dec. 21, 2012 is NOT the day the world will end. Do I believe it could happen tomorrow? You bet. Could it even happen on Dec. 20 or even Dec. 22? Oh yeah. Will it happen on Dec. 21? Nope.

Why is it so much easier to believe that God would go against his word , because He had such a special relationship with some nameless Mayan? And is it believed the world will end because this Mayan wrote it in the stone? NO. People are believing it because it WAS NOT written on the stone.

Makes better sense to me that the nameless Mayan got bored. Why not, we finally get bored and quit projects. Or maybe he bwoke his wittle hammer and chisel.

The words of Jesus in Matthew, chapter 24 clear it up:
35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
 36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

And darlin', God's word truly IS written in stone.