Habakkuk’s Vision – The Lights of Home!

I Can See…..

The Lights of Home!

By Pastor F. M. Riley

August 5, 2015

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.

But God hath revealed them unto us [true believers] by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God,” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.

What was back then…..

I was born in a little farming and ranching community located in the Panhandle of Texas in 1934. That year, according to historians, was the worst year of the Great Depression. I entered into this world in an old farm house a few miles south of Higgins, Texas, where my parents were living at the time. I was delivered at home by our dear old family doctor, Dr. Davis, the only doctor our little community had for many years until after the great tornado of 1947. The old house in which I was born was long gone even before I became a teenager. Some of the old foundation stones can still be found even today marking the spot where the house once stood, but the house itself was long gone before I even became a teenager.

My daddy was a farmer, and for several years after I was born, we lived on various farms all around the little town of Higgins. Finally, when I was six years old [1940] my daddy bought us an old house in town on half a city block of land for the amazing price of $100. No one in those days had any money, and my daddy sold six fine milk cows to raise the $100 to buy us our first “home.” The house itself was a wreck. The former occupants, having no money to buy wood or coal [hardly able to keep food on the table] had chopped the entire floor out of part of the house in order to have heat to stay warm during the bitter winter. But my precious daddy went to work on the house, making repairs and adding on, and soon we had our first real “home.”

Dear readers, I’m not making any of this up. I am relating absolute truth! This is how people survived during the years of the Great Depression, and worse is coming upon mankind left on this earth in the very near future!

But after the U.S. entered the Second World War, the economy begin to improve. The bottom line is that wars are about MONEY and land. Read it for yourself in Habakkuk 1:12-17. The world is filled with wicked men [and a few women] in “high places” who couldn’t care less about how many people die and whose lives are wrecked in wars, as long as it brings wealth into their pockets.

When I was 13 years of age [1947] a terrible tornado hit our little town and wiped away our little home, along with half the town, in just three minutes time. The tornado struck our little town on Wednesday, April 9th, at 7:28 p.m. My daddy and I spent the rest of that night attempting to pull the dead and the dying out of the wreckage of their homes. In that one storm which took only three minutes to pass through our town, 46 of my neighbors and friends were swept into eternity. Two of them were close friends in my own class at school. I never dreamed when I left school that day, that I would never see them again in this world. Seven others were related to my family. Oh, that men and women, boys and girls, would seek the Lord as their own personal Savior while they still have the time and opportunity to do so.

As far as the town and the economy mattered, that tornado wrote a finish to our little farming community. Yes, many of the wealthier merchants in town, did build back their businesses and attempted to resume “business as usual.” But it didn’t work! From that time to the present that little town has gone down, down, down, economically, until today it is only a “shell” of what it once was, with the population reduced to half of what it was when I lived there as a child.

Nevertheless I grew to manhood in that little town. At the age of 17 [1951] I left town taking a job as a telegraph operator on the Santa Fe railroad. But I had a problem! I had been born and grew up in a loving Christian home, and suddenly I found myself all alone. I had no one to love me, as my parents had always done, and no one to pour out my love upon. Being a Christian believer, saved when I was 11 years of age [1945] I stood the loneliness as long as I could, and then I earnestly cried out to God for mercy. Please dear Father, send me someone who will truly love me, and someone I can truly love. God’s Word explicitly states, “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him,” Genesis 2:18. And God did!

God mercifully heard my prayer. I had dated numerous girls after leaving home, but none of them were interested in any serious relationship [marriage and a home]. But finally a new girl and her family moved to our little town. Her name was Bonnie Yuvonne Moffit. When I went back to visit my parents, I met and became acquainted with her. I asked her to go out with me on a date, and she consented. I was still such a dumb farm boy that I didn’t beat around the bush or try to deceive her in any way. I told her what my situation was, and I was serious about wanting a future with someone whom I could trust and love and care for, and who would love me. That first date was wonderful, and so were the next 29 dates, as we continued to date every day or night. Thirty days after our first date we were married. You had ought to have heard the criticism for yourself. Too quick! Too young! You don’t know what you are doing! Yakety yak, yak!

Twenty-eight wonderful years later [1981], with my heart breaking, I laid my beloved soul mate, my beloved wife and sweetheart, my beloved preacher’s wife, the beloved mother of our three precious daughters, in the cold ground to await the resurrection. During her illness from cancer during the last two years of her life, I had literally begged God to take me instead of her, but that wasn’t His plan, and I had no choice but to yield to His will. I fully realize that there is no marriage relationship in Heaven, as we experience it here, Luke 20:34-35. Yet I also have the assurance that I will not only see and know her again, but the love we had for each other here will be vastly increased, and that without any of the imperfections of this present flesh. Glory to God! I will meet all of my saved loved ones again! Thank God for His great salvation, and “the blessed hope” He has given to every true believer, Titus 2:11-15.

Now let’s drop back a bit. My beloved Bonnie and I were married in 1953. I was working on the Santa Fe railroad at the time as a telegraph operator and relief agent. This involved much travel, and we moved often and from place to place to different towns all along the Santa Fe railroad. But occasionally, when I finished a job at a particular location, there was not another place to go at the minute. So, since both of our families still lived in Higgins, we would pack our bags and head for “home” to visit a few days with our parents and siblings. This was always a blessing, for we both had loving families and we enjoyed so much seeing them all again.

Our little town of Higgins was located in the rolling hills on the east side of the panhandle of Texas. In fact, the east city limits was only a half mile from the Oklahoma border. I worked on the railroad in Texas and New Mexico, so when we went home we always approached our little town from the west on Highway 60. There were many rolling hills between Canadian and Higgins. And when we left Canadian, it was an upward climb out of the Canadian River valley nearly all the way to the little town of Glazier, the last town on Highway 60 before reaching Higgins. Now somewhere between Glazier and Higgins we would top a hill and see in the distance our little home town. If driving in the day time, we could always spot the top of the city water tower, the highest structure in the town. But even if driving at night, we would top that same hill, and see “the lights of home” in the distance, and the aircraft warning light on the top of the water tower.

Folks, there is no way to describe the emotional feelings that would well up in both of our hearts at the precise minute we first spotted those “lights of home” shining in the distance. The two of us often discussed it. We both knew that in a few more miles and minutes we would be “home,” greeting those again we had known and loved since childhood. What a joy and blessing to be going “home” to see our loved ones again, and experience a time of love and fellowship and laughter and joy with them. Even writing about this still brings tears and a longing to my heart. Thankfully, all of our loved ones were Christian believers, and most of them are now with the Lord. So we both knew we will meet them again in glory. Hallelujah!

I hope no reader has been bored with this personal account of what was once then. I related it only to lay a foundation for what I want to write about now…..

What is now in our immediate future…..

I am sure that some will read this who will remember the Rapture 88 movement which took place in 1988. If some readers do not remember or know about this movement, then I will take this opportunity to refresh your memories.

In 1987 a truly dedicated Christian believer by the name of Edgar Whisenant was studying Bible prophecy. I am not making an overstatement about this brother, for I knew Edgar Whisenant personally, and often fellowshiped and studied with him. He was a true “man of God,” fully dedicated to the Lord and His Word. One of the many prophecies Brother Edgar read in God’s Word was the vision God gave to His prophet, Habakkuk, as recorded in the Book of Habakkuk. When Brother Whisenant read that little book of prophecy he did exactly what the vision said that someone would do. Brother Whisenant read the vision and began to “run” with its message, and the Rapture 88 movement was born, Habakkuk 2:1-4. Read it for yourself!

During the course of the approximately year and a half of the Rapture 88 movement most of mankind living throughout the world at that time became acquainted with the Biblical doctrine of “the rapture,” and it is conservatively estimated that over 100,000 lost people came to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Rapture 88 was the greatest spiritual movement of the Lord, I have ever personally been involved in.

Bro. Whisenant believed and dared to publicly teach, that since the nation of Israel was 40 years old in 1988, and God uses Israel and the Jewish people as his prophetic “time clock,” [Oh yes He does!] that the Lord Jesus would return on Rosh HaShanah, 1988, to resurrect and rapture His Church and all New Covenant believers to glory. Brother Whisenant, in studying the prophecies of God’s word, became so convinced of this, that he wrote a book entitled “88 Reasons why the Lord is coming on Rosh HaShanah in 1988. Several hundred thousand of these books were published at great expense to Bro. Whisenant and others, and most of them were sent out FREE to be distributed all over the world. I would add that a great many of the “signs” predicted in God’s Word for the end of this age, which were to precede the coming of the Lord, were also occurring in 1987 and 1988. Many of these same “signs” are being repeated today.

I already knew what many “professing” Christians thought about “date setters” and “date setting,” so when I was confronted with this movement, I seriously studied the Scriptures being used by Bro. Whisenant, and then earnestly prayed for the Lord’s leadership about taking part in this movement. Without apology to any reader, I did take part in the movement, and was blessed beyond my wildest expectations.

Folks, the Lord Jesus Christ is in the soul saving business. Some preachers don’t seem to have figured that out yet. In the months leading up to Rosh HaShanah, 1988, the Lord God made a way for me to go on the 100,000 Watt KAAY radio station, broadcasting out of Little Rock, Arkansas, which was then a national radio station, that could be heard in every state in this nation and also in Canada and Mexico. Since that time the FCC has done away with such powerful wattage for radio stations, making sure that the whole nation never hears the gospel of Christ from any single radio station again. Makes one wonder who the FCC is really serving? On my nightly program I preached Jesus Christ as God’s Way of Salvation, as well as warning the listeners that it appeared that the Lord Jesus would return to rapture His people to glory on Rosh HaShanah in 1988. Folks, during the months that I preached Christ over that station, and sounded forth the warning, over 400 lost people came to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ after listening to the broadcast. And I am supposed to be ashamed for having taken part in the Rapture 88 Movement? I will apologize for the salvation of those 400 plus souls, the very first day hell freezes over, and all of my critics are froze to the bottom. Is this stated clearly enough for every reader to understand?

I was pastoring a small church in Marmaduke, Arkansas at the time of the Rapture 88 movement. The congregation was patient with me, for they could neither prove nor disprove that the Lord would come on Rosh HaShanah in 1988. Of course, we all now know that the Lord did not come at that time. Immediately after Rosh HaShanah, 1988, there was an uproar against the whole movement by many “Christians” all across this country, and even in some other countries. It reminded me of the Pharisee “religionists” in John 9 who were criticizing the Lord for healing and restoring a man’s sight on the Sabbath Day, who had been totally blind from his birth. Rather than rejoicing that the man had been saved and his sight restored, all those Pharisees could do was criticize the Lord, and the man, for healing on the Sabbath Day. All these preachers so vehemently against “date setting” and “date setters” [and many of them even against Bible prophecy] could do was squall that the whole Rapture 88 movement was just a big lie. The fact that literally thousands of lost people had come to a saving knowledge of Christ during the Rapture 88 movement counted for nothing in the sight of these modern day Pharisees. All they could do was squall about Rapture 88 being a lie, since the Lord hadn’t come. And what would they have said, if the Lord had come at that time?

Rosh HaShanah, 1988 fell that year on September 11th & 12th, Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday night I went to church with a great burden on my heart, which I truly wanted to share with that congregation of people whom I had pastored, knew, and loved. When I opened the church door, I was told by the deacons to sit down on the front church pew, and then one of them took the podium to tell me I was fired as their pastor for preaching “heresy.” My response was to give them an apology for embarrassing the church, and to offer to them my resignation. No deal! They weren’t willing to listen to anything I had to say. So, being completely open and honest about it, I am one of those preachers who has been fired from a church I was pastoring, supposedly for preaching “heresy.” If any of our readers are bothered by this honest admission, the reader is perfectly free to stop reading right now, and cast this study aside.

After listening to their accusation against me, I got up and left the building without listening to anymore of their false accusations.” At first their “false accusation” hurt me deeply, for the Lord who knows the heart, knows that I truly loved and cared for those people, but as time passed, I claimed the promise of the Lord in Matthew 5:11-12 and Luke 6:22-23.

For all my fellow believers who suffered similar consequences after Rosh HaShanah, 1988, I would urge you to hold your head up and keep right on loving the Lord God, His Word, and His people. We who took part in the Rapture 88 movement in 1988 were not preaching heresy! I am sure some readers will wonder how I would even dare to make such a statement since the Lord did not return in 1988. Well let’s just take a careful look at the prophecy itself which motivated Bro. Edgar Whisenant to lead in the Rapture 88 movement. Okay?

Some 2,600 years in advance, the entire Rapture 88 movement was clearly predicted to occur in the vision given to Habakkuk, one of God’s prophets. And now, by the grace of God, I am going to prove what I have just stated……

I urge every reader to carefully read Habakkuk 2:1-4, and pay attention to what you read. In this prophecy [2:1] the Lord God is answering Habakkuk’s criticism of the Lord Himself as set forth in 1:2-4 and 1:12-17. In 2:2-4 the Lord begins His answer to Habakkuk’s criticism.

Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith,” 2:2-4.

Now dear readers, let’s carefully examine this statement of the Lord, taking it at face value for what it actually and literally says.

Habakkuk was told to write the vision that the Lord gave him, and he obeyed. The entire Book of Habakkuk contains that vision. But never forget that the whole Bible is the Divinely Inspired Word of God, 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21. In order to understand perfectly [and Scripturally] exactly what is being said in these Scriptures in Habakkuk 2:2-4, I urge every reader to compare these Scriptures [1 Corinthians 2:13] with the inspired explanation of this exact same passage given in Hebrews 10:36-39. This latter passage makes it quite clear that Habakkuk’s vision was about the future return of the Lord Jesus Christ in the end-times.

The Lord God told Habakkuk to write the vision, which, according to the passage in Hebrews, plainly has to do with the Lord’s return to resurrect and rapture His people to glory at the time of the Pre-tribulation rapture, Revelation 3:10. But the Lord didn’t just tell Habakkuk to write the vision. No! He told Habakkuk to write so plainly [the power & work of the Holy Spirit; 2 Peter 2:21] that someone would read the vision and “run” with the message that they had read, or were reading. Now folks, try a little Christian “honesty” right here. Isn’t this exactly what Edgar Whisenant did when he read this prophecy? He read the vision and ran with the message of the return of Christ.

Then what did the Lord say to Habakkuk? The Lord God then told Habakkuk that “the vision” [of the Lord’s return] was “still for the appointed festival.” Now right here our readers who are serious about knowing the truth, will have to look up the underlined words in their own Concordance or Hebrew Lexicon. What I have just quoted is exactly what is stated in the Hebrew text. Folks, the Hebrew wording of this portion of inspired Scripture actually says that the Lord’s coming at the rapture will “still” occur on “the appointed festival.” Hello! In the Rapture 88 movement, the Jewish festival under consideration was Rosh HaShanah. In Habakkuk, the festival is not actually named, so whether the Lord God had in mind the festival of Rosh HaShanah, or some other festival on the Jewish calendar, I do not know. Time most certainly will reveal which festival the Lord God had in mind. Count on it!

Further, the Lord God told Habakkuk that when the rapture actually occurs, there will not be a human being on the face of this earth who will be able to label it as “a lie.” Why not? Because it will really happen, and everyone left on the earth will be made aware that it has happened! Thousands, or even millions, of born-again, blood washed, saved by grace believers, will simply disappear off the face of the earth in an instant of time, and no unbelieving atheist left behind on the earth will be able to explain away our disappearance. “it will not be a lie.” And it will happen on “the appointed festival;” likely on Rosh HaShanah. Glory to God! Hallelujah! Are some readers beginning to understand why God wants His believers to get serious about studying God’s Word? 2 Timothy 2:15.

But this isn’t all! The Lord God then explained to Habakkuk that when the Lord’s coming was first expected by masses of His people [Rapture 88], due to someone having read “the vision” and having “run” with the message of it, the Lord would not actually come, but rather would “hesitate,” thereby giving to mankind a little more time to seek the Lord for salvation. Notice that the English word “tarry” occurs twice in Habakkuk 2:3. These are two completely different words in the Hebrew text with two completely different meanings. Look them up in your own Concordance or Lexicon, and see this truth for yourself.

The first Hebrew word translated as “tarry” actually means “to hesitate.” What the Lord was actually telling Habakkuk is that there would be a period of “hesitation” on the Lord’s part, before He actually comes. In other words, the entire Rapture 88 movement was a warning to mankind that the Lord Jesus Himself would be coming at a yet future time, but that He would not come during the Rapture 88 movement, when interest in His coming was at a fever pitch among His people.

The second word translated as “tarry” in this Scripture literally means “delay,” and as it is used, the Lord is saying that when the appointed Jewish festival arrives for Him to come, there will be no further “delay” whatsoever. Glory to God!

The Lord actually and literally told Habakkuk that there would be a “hesitation” on His part before His actual return. Peter, in his epistle, clearly referred to this same “hesitation” which Habakkuk was told about, by saying that scoffers would arise [and they sure did after 1988] saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?” 2 Peter 3:3-4. Peter then went on to say, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance,” 2 Peter 3:9.

Folks, when will some people, including some “professing Christians,” get it through their heads that God is not in the soul damning business? The God of Heaven loves those whom He has created, and wants men and women, boys and girls, to receive His way of salvation; the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Because God loves mankind [John 3:16], He gives mankind every opportunity to believe and be saved. Read Ezekiel 18:23, 18:32, and 33:11, and believe what the Scripture says. This time of “hesitation” prophesied in Habakkuk is just such an opportunity.

Dear readers, we have been living in this period of the Lord’s “hesitation” and “long suffering” for the past 27 years since 1988. 2015 – 1988 = 27 years. But the time is up! How many of our readers are aware that “27” is the Bible number signifying “the fulfillment of prophecy”? Hello!

The time of God’s “long suffering” and “hesitation” is over. Our beloved and precious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, is coming to resurrect and rapture His New Covenant believers to glory, and He is coming this year, 2015. Oh! And when did the inspired prophecy the Lord God gave to Habakkuk say that He would come? The inspired Word actually says, “the vision is still for the appointed festival,” Habakkuk 2:3.

Now let this truth soak in on every reader. How could I or others who took part in the Rapture 88 movement have possibly been preaching “heresy,” when the entire Rapture 88 movement was clearly predicted in the Book of Habakkuk to occur, the prophecy of it being written some 2,600 years ago? We were simply preaching what the inspired Word explicitly states about a spiritual movement prior to the Lord’s actual coming. Only the “date” was wrong, because at the time we did not understand that there would be a period of “hesitation” on the Lord’s part. More study…..more insight!

In the context of what we have studied, the “appointed festival” was Rosh HaShanah, the first day of the 7th month on the Jewish calendar. On this point, I am not being dogmatic. The actual festival is not named in these inspired Scriptures, so if the Lord God has another festival in mind, I willingly yield to His choice of festivals. But unless otherwise revealed in the Scriptures, I have to believe our Lord is coming for us on Rosh HaShanah, 2015, just 40 more days from the time I am writing this study. Are you ready?

Oh, there is one more Scripture in Habakkuk that needs to be carefully examined. In 2:4, the Lord told Habakkuk that some would lift up their soul [in pride] against Habakkuk’s vision and message of the Lord’s return, and sure enough, many did! And many are still being lifted up in pride today, boasting against us believers who dare to seriously study the Scriptures and seek for the timing of the Lord’s return. I know for a fact that after Rosh HaShanah, 1988, there were many “professing” Christians, including preachers, who simply abandoned all study of Bible prophecy and gave up the whole concept of an actual, literal, return of the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words, they “drew back” from the doctrinal belief of the literal return of Christ, a doctrine which has been held fast as Biblical truth, and taught by the Lord’s churches throughout the past 2,000 years of this present dispensation. Now once more go to the inspired interpretation of this passage in Hebrews 10:38-39, and see for yourself what the Word of the Lord has to say about those who “draw back,” and also about those who continue to “live by faith.”

Dear readers, the Lord God in the Rapture 88 movement began to separate true believers from mere “professors” in the churches and the ranks of Christianity [the wheat from the chaff]. Such a separation is still going on right to this present hour. And what is the Lord God using to effect this separation? He is using Bible prophecy and the promise of His literal return at the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Some in the churches and the ranks of Christianity, whose hearts are so “lifted up” in PRIDE that they consider themselves to be “above” studying the prophecies and looking for the “mythical” coming of the Lord, ought to be very careful about laying their mouths against those who receive the Word of God as literal truth, for the Lord Himself explicitly stated, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment,” Matthew 12:36-37.

THE LIGHTS OF HOME

Dear readers, now that I have set before our readers a little insight into my own past, and also into the Rapture 88 movement as clearly predicted in the Book of Habakkuk, let’s take a look at where we are right now in relation to Bible prophecy, the end-time, and the coming of the Lord Jesus to resurrect and rapture His New Covenant Church and people to glory.

It ought to be obvious to any serious student of Bible prophecy, who truly believes the Word of God, that the seven year Tribulation period is staring humanity in the face RIGHT NOW! For many years now there has been one “sign” right after another, each of which was plainly predicted in the Word to occur in the end of the age, or “the end of days,” just shortly before the return of the Lord Jesus. These “signs” have occurred, and continue to occur, in both the heavens and the earth, exactly as predicted in God’s inspired Word, Matthew 24:4-8; Luke 21:10-11; Acts 2:19-21. I have never seen such a fever pitch of interest in the Lord’s return among true believers, since the Rapture 88 movement in 1988. The Lord explicitly told Habakkuk that “at the end” the vision would speak [again], “and not lie.” In other words, the Lord Jesus is coming and His coming this time is absolutely certain. Glory to God! Today, there are multitudes of true believers living in this sin cursed world whose major desire is to go home to New Jerusalem to be with our Lord and meet again our deceased loved ones who have preceded us in death. God’s true believing people today are “home sick” for Heaven.

Let’s take the words of the Lord Jesus Himself about the “signs” which would occur just preceding the Tribulation period. They are recorded in Matthew 24:4-8.

The Lord Himself told His disciples…..

[1] …that many would come in His name, claiming to be Christ Himself, and would deceive many, 24:5. Folks, we have seen more deceivers arise in the past 15 years since the turn of the century, than in all the previous years I have been in the Lord’s ministry, and they are still arising. Is this an indication of “the lights of home”?

[2] …there would be wars and rumors of wars, 24:6. Even as I write, American troops are still fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now in Iraq again and in Syria against ISIS.

The rumor is always circulating that North Korea has nuclear bombs and could attack at any minute. Iran and other Muslim nations have vowed to totally destroy Israel, and our President has just signed an agreement with Iran. Ho boy! The so-called “cold war” with Russia is also heating up again. “The lights of home” are growing brighter!

[3] …that one ethnic group would rise against another, and one kingdom against another, and so it has come to pass, and is still occurring, 24:7. I have never previously seen a time in my life when there was so much distrust, misunderstanding, and outright hatred between the races, as there is today. Racial killings, demonstrations, and riots, have become an almost daily occurrence. As I see these things occurring, “the lights of home” beckon to me.

[4] …there would be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places, 24:7. Due to severe climatic conditions [and wars] over the past several years, many nations around the world are not producing the food needed to feed their people, and because of their severe economic conditions are not able to buy food from other nations. So famine is knocking at their doors.

Pestilence and disease and death always accompany famine, and we are seeing it today in many of the “third world” nations of the earth. And it is only going to become worse.

And don’t forget the earthquakes in divers [diverse; different] places. There has been more earthquakes since the turn of this century than I have ever previously seen in my entire life. Now they have become so frequent and so large in intensity, that one or more is happening somewhere in the world with every passing day.

Christ Himself said that all eight of these “signs” He explicitly mentioned are the introduction to “the beginning of sorrows,” 24:8. “8” is the Bible number which signifies “new things; new birth; new beginning; new changes.” Folks, we have arrived! The Tribulation period is staring mankind in the face RIGHT NOW! It is time for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture to occur, removing all true believers off the face of the earth. Read Galtians 1:4 and believe what you read.

The Festival of Rosh HaShanah on September 13th is now just 40 days away. Look at your own calendar and count the days for yourself.

Yes, I can see “the lights of home” glowing ever brighter as I come over the hilltops of Bible prophecy, and the lights have never shined brighter than they are shining RIGHT NOW. Are you ready to go home to glory? Really ready? Do you have the sweet assurance of the Holy Spirit within you, bearing witness with your spirit, that you are indeed a true believer and a born-again child of God? Read Romans 8:14-16. Glory to God! Hallelujah! Praise the dear Lord Jesus!

My heartfelt prayer is to meet every reader in glory when our Lord comes for us at the resurrection and Pre-Tribulation Rapture, 1 Corinthians 15:49-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10. Please don’t disappoint me!

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Permission is granted to any true believer or Bible believing Christian ministry to reproduce this study to share with others.

Thank you again, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, for your prayers, gifts, and other kindnesses shown to this old preacher man. May your reward be great in glory.

Please address all questions, comments, and correspondence to: Pastor F. M. Riley, Last Call Gospel Ministry, 184 County Road 108, Harrisburg, Missouri 65256. Or I can be contacted via email at: fmr7sngn@centurylink.net

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