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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

When I Go Missing

  I am not here. Maybe I was here just a second ago. Maybe the little green circle beside my name is still on, but I'm not answering your messages. Maybe that's the case for a lot of folks. They were here one moment and now they're gone. We're all gone. Every Christian you knew has just disappeared.

  Perhaps you're reading this for the first time and you're thinking, 'Okay, Amy has turned into one of those crazy, Bible-thumping fundies, always preaching hell-fire and damnation...' This is not for you.
  This is for those of you reading it a second time because you remembered somewhere that someone had answers about what's going on. Someone knows why all these people have disappeared. The government and the media are telling you that some perfectly natural phenomenon occured and made us all vanish. Or they may be telling you that we're all in hiding trying to scare you into belief. Right. Millions of people are playing an enormous game of hide-and-seek. Don't listen to it. The truth is, and you already may know, we have been raptured. Jesus Christ has returned and called away those who have trusted Him as their Lord and Savior to live with Him in eternity. You have been left behind.

  I say that, not to thumb my nose at you, but as a simple statement of truth. I cannot reach you where I am, but I can leave this message for you. There is still hope. There are some of my faith who believe that those left behind are without hope of salvation. I do not. The simple fact that God has laid it on my heart to write this tells me that those left behind still have an opportunity to be saved. I pray that you will do so. You may not know what that even means, so I'll tell you. Being saved is simply giving your heart and life to God. You ADMIT to Him that you are a sinner. You BELIEVE in your heart that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died to pay the price for your sins. You CONFESS openly that He is the Lord of your life. A. B. C. It's that simple.

  Maybe you're reading this and wondering why you, as a church member, or religious person, or good individual, were not taken with us. The answer is simple: You must have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Being a good person, or a church member, or even a religious person is not enough to save you. The Bible says you must be born again. Speaking of the Bible, if you can find one, you may want to start reading it. Don't head straight for Revelation. Read the gospels. Read what God has done for you through His Son, Jesus. If you can't find a Bible, come search my home. I think it may be a good idea for me to keep some extras hidden for you, just in case.

  Please believe me when I say that I wrote this out of love for you and concern for your soul. Where I am now, I'm no longer concerned with the world, but as I wrote this I prayed for you, the reader. Take hold of the Hope in God now. Terrible times are coming, but you can still escape the ultimate punishment of Hell. God loves you and He doesn't want you to go to Hell. That's why He told me to write this. He wants to give you one last chance. Take it! Pray this prayer:

Dear Lord,
I know that I am a sinner. Please forgive of my sins. I place my faith in Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for loving me and saving me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

  If you have prayed this prayer know that Heaven rejoices. I rejoice too, and I'll be waiting to greet you when you get here!