Searching for Spring

Seeing God in Nature

It’s that time of year when we begin to see water running in the streams.

When the ice is melting.

When soon the spring rain will wash away the snow and ice.

We must be patient for it’s coming.

The spring rains will come as they always have.

Likewise, He will also come, and we patiently wait for Him.

Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:7-8

Let us acknowledge the Lord;

let us press on to acknowledge him.

As surely as the sun rises,

he will appear;

he will come to us like the winter rains,

like the spring rains that water the earth.”

Hosea 6:3

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Traffic Accidents Produced by the Rapture


Car, truck and bus crashes will be the most problematic due to the disappearances of the rapture.

The areas that will be the most disastrous will be in those localities where there are more Christians, and also where there is more traffic. Imagine if just 10% of the cars on a four lane highway were driven by Christians. The driver of every tenth car would suddenly disappear and those cars would then veer out of their lane. Think of the chaos that would create—and many injuries and deaths. And on all those single lane highways, imagine all the head-on collisions.

Trucks and buses will be the worst. When those raptured drivers suddenly disappear out of their seats, consider the damage that will occur as those heavy vehicles plow into many other vehicles. And what if they happen to be driving near sidewalks or pathways where people are walking. Empty cars, trucks and buses will suddenly turn into terrorist-like vehicles plowing down and killing people.

Imagine Christian bus drivers disappearing. Their sudden disappearance will cause many people to die on those buses, especially if they are traveling at high speeds on highways. Oh, and think about all the buses, trucks and cars that will be driving in the mountains at the time of the rapture. I’m sure you know that some of those winding roads are very treacherous, and when drivers are raptured many vehicles will no doubt plummet off the side of the mountain.  Imagine a bus full of passengers flying off a mountain!

Now let’s step back and look at this moment of the rapture from the observer’s perspective. Can you imagine what will be going through people’s minds and what they will be feeling when they hear about people missing or disappearing? And what about those people who actually see someone disappear or who see horrible accidents and then discover that the drivers in some of those crashed cars are missing. Imagine the shock and wonder of it. But especially for those who see and experience friends and family members disappear. I think they will be especially overwhelmed. Some may know exactly what happened.  Their Christian friends were raptured! And they have been left behind.

But many others, besides friends and family members, will be overwhelmed. Law enforcement and medical teams will be busier than they have ever been trying to bring aid and order.  And in the midst of it all, news reporters will be scurrying around trying to get interviews.  Imagine the stories! But I wonder how many news organizations will report the news accurately.  Will they report exactly what they see and hear from people? Or will they choose to slant the news in order to hide the truth about what really happened? I wonder.

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What Will Happen Immediately After The Rapture – Plane Crashes!

In this blog post, and in the next few posts, I will attempt to describe what I think will happen in the days, weeks, months and even years after the rapture leading up to the Tribulation. This is a tall order, but if we take a logical look at it, while also examining the scriptures, I think we may not be too far off. At any rate, the events I will describe here will no doubt be fast and furious, and will be necessary to set up the coming 7-year Tribulation.

It is easy to know and to write about what the world is like now, because we are in it and we see it all around us—and we can rely on many Scriptures that describe these times. But how can we know for sure what the world will be like immediately after the rapture?  Most of what I will write about is guess work—and of course I have also read a few on-line articles on the subject.

All we have to go on is our own imagination and logic and thoughts from others who have thought about it—about what will happen when millions of people suddenly disappear out of thin air!

I suppose the very first thing those on earth will experience and be left to deal with is all the traffic accidents.



 The first and most immediate effects of the rapture will be all the traffic accidents all over the world—air traffic, water traffic, and land traffic. If you have seen the movie Left Behind, you will recall the scene where after hearing of mysterious disappearances on his plane, pilot Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson) called the control towers and was informed that planes were down all over.  This is no doubt what it will be like because of pilots disappearing. Planes all over will crash and many will die. But even if planes don’t crash, imagine the confusion and shock of discovering people missing all over the plane—not to mention some who will actually witness people vanishing right before their eyes!

And also, according to most bible scholars, all children under the age of accountability (around twelve years old) will be taken. Imagine how parents will respond upon discovering that their kids are gone!  They will be frantic, hysterical, and will probably cause everyone on the plane to panic! Imagine how you would feel as a mother or father if your children were suddenly gone.

Though airplane crashes will certainly be the most dramatic and grievous, the primary mode of travel is by car (at least in most countries); hence, car crashes will be far more problematic due to the rapture.  In the next post we will focus on cars, trucks and buses.



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Two Huge Signs That the Rapture Is Near

 The crocus in Israel


1. Israel blooming (Matt. 24:32-33). One of the signs of Christ’s soon coming is the fact of Israel’s blooming. It blooms not only on the top of the earth with its many beautiful gardens, but also under the earth with its new discovery of gas and oil. These blessings were predicted by the prophets long ago. The earliest promise was to Abraham, which we call the Abrahamic covenant: “And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing” (Gen. 12:2).

Part of that blessing on the nation was that its desert land would grow into beautiful gardens, as the prophet Isaiah and Ezekiel prophesied.


Isaiah 35:1-2

The wilderness and the desert will be glad,

And the Arabah will rejoice and blossom;

Like the crocus

2 It will blossom profusely

And rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy.

The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,

The majesty of Carmel and Sharon.

They will see the glory of the Lord,

The majesty of our God.


 Ezekiel 36:35

“And they will say, ‘This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate, and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.’


Later when Jesus first came, He prophesied of Israel’s blooming in terms of His second coming.


Matthew 24:32-33

“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33 even so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.


In this parable the fig tree is Israel. Though Israel was born long ago when Joshua took possession of the land (that was promised to Abraham), the sprouting of its leaves occurred just 69 years ago, in 1948, when it officially became a nation. Since that date Israel has progressively been putting forth its leaves and growing into a very prosperous nation. Many have called it a modern miracle; for as they have testified, in 1948 the land was almost nothing but desert and barrenness, but over the years good people have made it into a very prosperous land. The land not only feeds Israel’s own people, but they export much fruit and vegetables to many places of the world.

Recently Israel has also been blessed with hidden treasures below.  In 2014 Israel discovered oil and natural gas lying under the Mediterranean. Then in 2015 a huge oil find ten times larger than the average oil find was discovered in the Golan Heights. These discoveries confirm ancient biblical prophecies (Deut. 33:18-19, 24; Is. 45:3; Ezek. 38:12), and assures us that His coming is near.


2. Alignment of nations against Israel (Is. 17:1; Ezek. 38 and 39). Prophecy scholars suggest that there will be at least two dramatic events that will occur sometime around the time of the rapture—either just before or after the rapture. The first event they say will be the total destruction of Damascus (Is. 17:1).

The next thing that will happen is that certain nations (Russia, Turkey, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Northern African nations, and others) will attempt to invade Israel in order to rob her of her great wealth. The bible says (in Ezekiel 38) that they will come like a storm on the mountains of Israel, and they will come “to capture spoil and to seize plunder.” But God will instead come against them by a great earthquake, by torrential rain and by causing every man to fight against his brother (the armies will apparently destroy each other in their confusion).

Since these events will probably happen soon, it is likely that we will witness the unity and alignment of these nations to do their dirty work against Israel. Indeed we have already seen things happen, such as Russia forming alliances with Turkey and Iran. Yes, we live in exciting times. As I said, these events could occur very soon, even before the rapture; but they more likely will occur during the gap between the rapture and the Tribulation.

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The Persecution of Believers on the Rise


One of the great evils of the Tribulation will be the persecution and martyrdom of many believers—those who have come to faith with the aid of the two witnesses, the 144,000 witnesses and the angels (Rev. 7, 11, and 14). This evil is not as bad now as it will be during the Tribulation, however, we know that “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim. 3:12). And we also know that as time goes on persecution and even martyrdom will get worse, just as evil grows from bad to worse (2 Tim. 3:13).

Those living in the U. S. and other free countries don’t often hear about or experience persecution, but in counties like North Korea, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sudan, persecution is extreme and getting worse. In fact more Christians were martyred in the 20th century than all other centuries combined.[i]


[i] End Times and Bible Prophecy, “Worldwide Persecution of Christians,” at



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Efforts being made to Form a One-World Religion and a One-World Government


The world is now gearing up for an after the rapture Globalism. Yes, after the rapture a one-world religion and a one-world government will be put in place. But efforts are being made even now to make those things happen.

Efforts to create a one-world religion (Rev. 17). Shortly after the rapture of the church, in an effort to restore order and to calm people’s fears brought on by all the disappearances, religious leaders will come together to form a one-world religion. In Revelation 17 it is described as the “great harlot.” As the name implies, this false religious system is both immoral and attractive and will lure the world into her idol worship with many evil and demonic rituals.

I don’t believe this false religion will actually be formed until after the rapture, but we definitely, even now, see many things happening to establish it. As you have probably heard, Pope Francis has been urging Catholics and Protestants to put aside theological differences and to work together in peace. This may seem to be a very good and unifying effort, but I believe it is what the devil is now beginning to use to form this false system—it is the attraction of the great harlot already at work.

Also, I keep hearing about religious leaders gathering at conferences and study groups, etc., to bring about religious unity. One group of about 300 leaders have been meeting regularly to try to find “a trustworthy scripture.” Apparently, they are looking at many different religious scriptures of many religions and they are trying to see the commonality in them all, to find some secret, common truth which will lead to the unification of all religions.[i]

Similarly, I recently read an article by a Wai H. Tsang, who says that there is a mysterious and central truth common to all the world’s faiths; the truth that everyone is God. So he says that this truth will provide the framework for the final, unification of religion.[ii]

So this is the kind of stuff that is going on right now in the world; and it will continue until the rapture, which will be the final impetus to bring about the great harlot.


Efforts to create a one-world government (Dan. 7; Rev. 13 and 17). For the last few decades there has been a movement toward a one-world government. Many are convinced that when there is more shared ideas between countries and when globalization creates a one-world culture, all people will benefit.  Thus it seems that all the world’s technology, such as the internet, email, and social networking, has been geared toward globalization.

Now if obtaining a one-world culture seems attractive, there is plenty about globalization that is suspect.  For instance, did you know that the U.S. has surrendered the internet to a global community—people from Russia, Turkey, China and other non-Christian countries? This can’t be good. Also, there has been much effort made to globalize our kids through programs like Common Core.  This definitely is not good, since most of the world is not Christian.

Another thing that is in the works is the movement toward having a global central bank and a global currency.  This would take some doing, but since there has already been much discussion about this, it may not take much effort to put it in place.

One of the major signs that this global government is near, is the fact that the location of its headquarters seems to be already in place. According to bible prophecy the next world government will be a revived Roman empire (Dan. 9:27). Europe it seems is ready and waiting for the position and is ready for the antichrist to lead the new order.  All we need now is a world crisis to motivate the world to move toward a complete globalization. The rapture of the church will do nicely to provide that motivation.


[i] The Voice BW, “World Religious Leaders Are Gathering to Realize True Peace in the Globe,” at

[ii] Wai H. Tsang, “The Unification of World Religion,” at

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The Dangerous Future of Artificial Intelligence


In my last post on this subject just the very basics of AI were discussed—along with the suggestion that AI may take over the world! In this post we will try to project the future of AI and show you the dangers ahead—and even show how AI fits into biblical prophecy.

Before we start, however, I want to assure all Christians that we need not be afraid of any of this stuff. Through it all, God will protect us and comfort us if we stay close to Him. And before the real bad stuff gets here—with the antichrist—we will be raptured, taken to heaven into glory!



As I see it, there are at least four dangerous problems with AI:

1. Any defect in the data will be transferred to the AI. The old saying, garbage in garbage out is true not only for computers and humans, but also for AI. Since AI learns from the data we feed it, any inaccuracies or ethical defects in the data will be transferred to the AI product. Since AI does not have a soul or a conscience to judge between good or bad, moral or immoral, I would think that any data impute into the AI machine would be considered correct and reliable to the AI. Hence, if the data we feed it is full of lies and immorality, I’m not sure what kind of AI we will get.

2. Humans are not able to keep up with AI’s calculations. Since AI machines have been taught to generate their own algorithms, these algorithms have become so advanced that they are too complex for humans to code or understand. We simply don’t know how to track or keep up with these powerful, complex systems. And we haven’t figured out yet how to ask AI machines how to explain how or why it arrives at the answer it did. This problem has become huge in the military. If AI fighting machines, like tanks, planes and ships, suddenly learn how to swarm and kill the enemy, it would be nice to know how or why they did it.  We need to maintain control to make sure at all times that these machines will not suddenly decide to turn on us!

It has become a growing concern that we need to find ways of making the AI learning process more understandable to the human creators. There has been some success, but not nearly enough. Some have suggested that if companies aren’t able to give explanations of how AI systems work, we may be forced to “take a leap of faith” and just accept that AI’s know what they are doing. Really??

3. The problem of privacy. Many don’t realize that our computer devices are more and more turning into AI instruments. Our cell phones and many of our information computers (Suri, and Alexia) have listening and tracking capabilities. These companies are recording and listening to your conversations. If you go on Google, and especially if you have a Google account, they also are tracking you. It is their goal to find out everything about you.

4. The doom of mankind. Did you know that some of our most brilliant thinkers and scientists are warning us against the angers of AI? Stephen Hawking has said, “AI could spell the end of the human race.” He Also said, “AI’s impact depends on who controls it…whether it can be controlled at all.”

Elan Musk inferred that the world’s interest in AI is like “summoning the demon.”

Finally, a British inventor said that “AI will doom mankind.”



Lately, in just the last few years many have been fascinated by and hooked on all the conveniences that AI brings them.  Just about everyone has the most modern cell phones—with so many conveniences at their fingertips. And most people don’t use regular maps anymore when they drive. They depend on GPS units—A global positioning system, which is a satellite-based navigation system with AI components. The most recent AI devices on the market are those called Alexa, Siri and Echo. You can talk to them and ask them any question and get an answer, the correct answer.

Soon I suppose many of us will have our own robot friends that look like real people. A robot named Sophia is becoming quite popular, especially in Saudi Arabia among the youth. They just love her.

What is going on with the world? Why all the craze over AI devices? I think it is because people just love being pampered. They are awed by the convenience, and they are hooked. In short, they are in love with themselves.

This is what Paul has warned us about in 2 Timothy 3:2, that “in the last days, men will be lovers of self.” Yes, we love ourselves so much, and that is why we crave so much self-pampering. We need to be entertained constantly don’t we? And with AI we don’t even have to give anything back. We just take it all in and relax.

Well, people who love AI pampering will be glad to know that a man named Anthony Levandowski has just begun a new AI religion called Way of the Future. This bran new religion is based in the Silicon Valley where Mr. Levandowski plans to “build working relationships with AI industry leaders and create a membership…targeting AI professionals and laypersons who are interested in the worship of a Godhead based on AI.” Levandowski has said that “what is going to be created will effectively be a god.”

Another bizarre AI development, which has really been going on for almost a century, is the science of Transhumanism—which is making humans into super humans, or to make a part man/part machine being, maybe something like the Borg (in Star trek). Why would anyone want that?  I suppose if people come to worship AI they will do almost anything. If they become an AI machine they may reason that they will be like a god—a god to be worshiped.



During the 7-year Tribulation, headed by the antichrist, there is no doubt that he will use AI to control the people of the world. Revelation 13: 15-17 tells us,

And there was given to him [the Antichrist] to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast might even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, 17 and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Therefore, the antichrist will have an image made of himself, and obviously it will be made in order to control the world and to keep them worshipping him. Since we have AI robots now that can speak, we should have no doubt that this image that can speak (v. 5), will also be an AI robot, which will be even more advanced than Sophia.

Government control at that time will be unbelievably ridged.  Everybody will be micro managed through the use of a “mark” either on their right hand or forehead. I suspect that it will be some kind of an AI computer chip embedded under the skin that will have the intelligence capability to monitor everything about every person. And to make sure that all people have this chip in them they will not be able to buy or sell anything without it.

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