Where will you be on that great and terrible day?


If you were alive on September 11, 2001, and living in the United States of America, chances are you know exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news about airplanes flying into the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

I was at work, at the West Des Moines Post Office, on the workroom floor (the southeast corner of the room, when one of the letter carriers told me some idiot just flew his plane into a building in New York City.

There have been other times in recent history when tragedy struck our nation; times when we probably can recall what was going on in our lives.

On November 22, 1963, I was sitting in my fourth grade classroom at Casady Elementary School when the news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy came across the school’s public address system.

There have been a number of notable days, but none can compare to the Great and Terrible Day which was prophesied by Joel.

“Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth – blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and terrible day of the Lord arrives.” (Joel 2:28 – 2:31 NLT)

Whether he was referring to a particular day, or a series of days, make no mistake about it; it’s going to happen.

When? I don’t know. But I do know it’s closer than yesterday.

Where will you be? What will you be doing? 

Life has a way of startling us at times, don’t you think? A lot of things happen that take us totally by surprise. There’s no way to plan for them, so we simply have to do our best and cope.

But that great and terrible day shouldn’t take anyone by surprise. Why? Because we’ve all been warned!

Oh, there’s a lot more said about that day, and you can read all about it if you just take the time to do so.

And if you would, you’d eventually discover the only way to know EXACTLY where you’ll be and what you’ll be doing when that day arrives.

I’ll give you a hint…

“And they speak of how you are looking forward to the coming of God’s Son from heaven – Jesus, whom God raised from the dead. He is the one who has rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgment.” (1 Thessalonians 1:10 NLT)

The Lord has delivered His people from the wrath to come. So I already know where I WON’T be on that day.

Believe me, folks, I’m not trying to scare the hell out of you, but I am hoping the truth just may scare you out of a hell-filled eternity.

So maybe I am.

Like it or not, believe it or not…it’s going to happen. The United Nations can’t stop it, the Pope can’t stop it, and neither can the Rothchild’s, Rockefeller’s or Buffet’s.

Money, legislation, nor the Boy Scouts can do anything to delay it.

You might want to give this subject a little more time than you have up to this point.

Go ahead, turn off the TV, your smartphone, and your video games. Open up a bible and do a search regarding the End Times. Read about the coming Great Tribulation, (earthquakes that will rival the earth’s great upheaval during the beginning days of the Great Flood).

It’s all in there, and it’s all gonna happen.

So, once more, where will you be?

If you’re not sure, let’s talk about it.

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