I too am a watchman. I live in NC. I started reading your material a few hours ago. Like yourself, I spent many years "believing" very marginally! I do believe God had my path laid out and in His grace has called me to the "watchman" ministry. For the past 1 1/2 years, He has been teaching me the value of "humble obedience" to His Word. WOW! What a journey. Although I do not agree with your timetable about the "rapture", I have been blessed by your material. The taking of the saints is going to occur for those who are "worthy". To me, this means those who are born again to a living "hope", who are watching (the signs), praying "always" (for the saints and the lost and His soon return) and trying to be about "the Father's business (telling others of His love and forgiveness in Christ). The "world" is almost ripe and ready to be reaped. It really is time to live out Hebrews 12 and 1 Peter 4. Revelation 16:15 and 22:7 are "key" for me. Time is truly short. Very soon the "Door" is going to be shut and time (to be saved, for Gentiles) will be "no longer" (Rev. 10:6,7). The "mystery", the CHURCH will be finished and the "man of sin" will have "his time"----God bless. P.S.---I am not pre-trib or pre-wrath (as it is commonly taught).
Reply from Watchman Bob: Good exhortation, KH. Yes, it is far more important to be correctly recognizing the "signs of the times" (Matthew 16:3), to have our lamps filled with the oil of righteousness in the Spirit (Matthew 25:1-10), and to be always watching for our Savior's return (Luke 12:37) than to get the sequence of the "End of the Age" (Matthew 24:3) events exactly correct.
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Common English translations of Hebrew and Messianic terms used in this commentary:
Yehovah - the LORD or GOD
Yah - I Am (the short form of Yehovah)
Elohim - God
El - God (the short form of Elohim)
Adonai - my Lord or Master
Yeshua - Jesus
Followers of Yeshua -
Messiah - Christ
Assembly of Followers of
Yeshua - the Church
Antimessiah - Antichrist
BBM - Before the Birth of
the Messiah (rather than
BC or BCE)
ABM - After the Birth of the Messiah (rather than AD
For a complete explanation of Hebrew terms used, go to Important Terms and Concepts.