May 21, 2011 and 10-21-11 Harold Camping and the Rapture (5-14-11)
On May 21, 2011 the rapture will take place and in just five months later the end of the world will occur - this all according to 89 year old Harold Camping. There has been so much written about Camping I will keep my remarks brief.
My biggest fears are that many will be so hurt when Camping's prophecy does not occur and that some will actually abandon their faith. These things have happened in the past and those who put so much hope in an event are disillusioned and will actually fall away, or at the least become depressed and lose hope. I do not necessarily believe Camping is a charlatan or out to deceive people. He has many good things to say, especially about sin. In fact there is a short article under "Trumpet Blast From Others" that addresses several things about this prophecy. It's entitled "How Far Down Can We Go Before God Does Judge Us?"
Mr. Camping and those who believes his prophecy will be in need of prayer after May 21, 2011, for they will receive more than enough rebuke and especially jeers!
There is indeed a rapture coming. Yeshua said in Matthew 24:29-31 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
Without giving a long commentary these things have not yet happened. As mentioned in other passages The Anti-messiah has not been revealed, there is no mark of the beast and so on so forth. I do believe the tribulation is at hand, in fact I believe it's very close. Persecution is rampant and laws our being put in effect to destroy anything Christian. Christians are being murdered for their faith in several parts of the world. Yet, many are deceived and being deceived. People like Camping are helping foster that. Again I do not believe Camping is an evil man, I believe he himself is deceived
I encourage everyone to keep your eyes and minds in the Word of God. Our faith must be in Yeshua (Jesus) and Him alone. Abide in Him and walk in His light, even if there be darkness all around you!
On May 22, 2011 when these things have not occurred then be assured that there is still a God ii heaven, He is still in control and Yeshua will still return, but so will judgment. Camping is correct in one sense- this world will be judged and we must be ready. Camping will not believe he was wrong, he will only say he was off on the date and he will continue to predict things and continue to set dates.
We must repent now and return to the Lord - and for many today will be their last day on earth.