Tag Archives: the Rapture

HE COMES LIKE LIGHTNING

Our Lord has promised that

He won’t leave his people flat…

But will arrive

In the skies

To take us home just like that!

The church has long-awaited

This event most anticipated…

The more He tarries

The more folks worry,

Thinking God ought to be obligated.

Long patient is our Lord God,

Who doesn’t feel waiting is odd…

When all called come in

To His fold he’ll end,

The waiting of those He’s awed.

–Jonathan Caswell

PREPARING FOR RESURRECTION

PREPARING FOR RESURRECTION

The wife says she’ll go in the Rapture,

Hard for some minds to capture…

She trusts her Lord

Her soul is restored,

To live with Him ever after!

Our Lord brought back from the dead,

Friend Lazarus as He said…

So folks would believe

He never deceived,

But came to be our Bread.

Above all it takes faith,

Believing that our souls are safe…

Clothed in Christ

Entering Paradise,

Leaving on earth not a trace!

–Jonathan Caswell

LEFT BEHIND, SOMEHOW

LEFT BEHIND, SOMEHOW

Somehow we left behind,

Clear and active minds…

Told what to do

Everything labeled “true”,

Becoming progressively blind.

So many churches “fit in”

Negating the relevance of sin…

Showing they’re beat

By hasty retreat,

Abandoning their people to sin.

So much talk of THE END,

Which the worldly also vend…

Making profits

By way of Prophets,

Who wouldn’t that way bend!

Blessings with persecution,

That time has already come…

Wealth transfer

Some will not differ

They wait for a tidy sum.

Even great preachers err,

They think they’ll make Heaven’s stair…

Believe then Bible

Tantamount to libel

Of the doctrine the Bible would air!

Too much argument

On when  departing buses are sent…

Rapture is ready–

So few rock steady–

How few will fill for the ascent?

–Jonathan Caswell

READY AT ANY TIME

READY AT ANY TIME

It’s getting late, the Master’s call

May come at any time…

The Rapture may come

To tale us to a Home sublime.

Prophesies that need to be

Fulfilled are nearly all…

The faithful wait with arms outstretched

For our Father to tale us all!

–Jonathan Caswell

TRIBULATION IS COMING

TRIBULATION IS COMING

 

Do you know in your heart

Whom you can trust…

At suffering’s start,

Who won’t your feelings bust?

I’ve been daydreaming

About a certain friend

From another religion…

How will our friendship end?

If his group is then majority

Will I be fed to the wolves…

Or will he somehow stand up straight

And we both be summarily culled?

I pray for my wife and me

That we would stand up strong…

She’d prefer to go in the Rapture,

If we can live that long.

Paul the Apostle warned all

Marrieds to expect stress….

We’ve through a few

Episodes, not less!

Christ had knowledge of all men

No one had enough faith…

In the final throes of this world

Only God will make sure a soul’s safe!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

THANKFUL THIS YEAR

THANKFUL THIS YEAR

 

My wife and I are thankful

For blessings from the Lord…

While we may not have a “bank-full”,

Our lives are rarely bored.

We’re thankful for relatives,

Especially those who speak….

To us in commonalities

Like flood stage of the creek.

We’re thankful for family

And friends who remember…

That we are God’s children,

And Diana’s birthday in September.

We pray that we’ll be taken up

In the Rapture, really soon…

And until then, enjoy what life we can,

Whether morning, night or noon!

–Jonathan Caswell

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