Fence Post of Faith June 2011

When I was a kid growing up in Missouri there was a man, who ran a Barrel Horse named “Thief in the Night.” He was a big black horse and did his fare share of winning, and for the life of me I cannot remember what ever happen to him.

I remember the owner telling my dad that this horse was like a Thief in the Night because he never knew what to expect from him.

In the Bible in 1: Thessalonians’ warns us that Jesus’ return will be like a Thief in the Night. With all the talk in the news with predictions, Harold Camping Predictions.  Will all of this take place at the end of the Long Count Calendar? Certainly, we would like know. But the Twelve disciples asked Jesus directly, “What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of age?”(Matt 24:3)  IN His Reply, Jesus warned, “Watch out that no one deceives you.”

Then, after describing a series of events close to the end, Jesus declared, “When you see all these things you will know the [My return] is near, right at the door’. And it seems like many people even Bible scholars agree that we live in the times described by Jesus; that His return is indeed “near, right at the door.”

What about the ending of the Mayan Calendar on December 21 2012? Well, Jesus also cautioned us that “no one knows about the day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father’ ““Therefore keep watch, He said, “because you do not know on what day your Lord will come…You also must be ready, because the Son of , will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Unfortunately, despite the horrific record of failed predictions regarding Christ’s return, some still insist on setting a time. How about you? What do you believe? There’s no question that the bible, especially the New Testament, is filled with many promises of Christ’s return. Text after text makes it clear that, after His death, resurrection, and ascension to heaven, Jesus Christ is going to return to this earth and a whole new existence will begin.

But I like what Jesus said in John 14 1-3, Jesus said: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms,  if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
I believe that is the hope of all Christians, That Christ will return. So kind of like the old saying” When we’re on a good horse were in good hands, it’s the same in our Faith, When were Faithful  in God  were in good Hands.

Hey, don’t forget Renea’s schedule for June: June 24-26 Memphis Tenn.  At the Show Place.                 
And June 24-26 Kirkwood College Cedar Rapids two nice places to run.

Adios, and maybe will see you in Cowboy Church Jeff Metcalf