You Won’t Be Here
It was the last thing I expected to hear.
It was 1999.
I was in excellent health.
I had a nice job.
In my personal time, I frequently attended prayer meetings, met new friends, and enjoyed prayer, praise, and worship music.
It was a time in my life where I had discovered the power of God in my life, but more importantly His Presence.
I had been blessed with dreams and visions, and it was a time of great favor from God for me.
I felt excited, and expected that life would always be like this.
I was walking from the employee parking lot, at one end of Manning Drive at UNC-Chapel Hill, to my laboratory building at the other end of the road.
These were 20-25 minute walks for me.
It was all uphill.
I had recently gotten one of those notices from Social Security telling me how little I would earn at retirement age, which, for me, was 66 years old.
As I pondered, and asking silently God in my mind how I was supposed to live on that small amount, I heard the words:
You won’t be here.”
I stopped in my tracks.
At that time, I was (obviously) younger, working full time, in good health, with a long life ahead of me.
There was no reason to think I “would not be here.”
That was the last thing on earth I expected God to say to me.
It is now 2016.
I will be 66 years old this fall.
17 years has passed, and the world, and I, have changed a lot.
My health has rapidly declined.
I had to stop working due to poor health.
I took early retirement so I could have something to live on
Savings have been almost depleted.
I can barely get around without pain.
Relationships are gone, as I stay alone now.
My main contacts are online.
But there is more.
The world has become dark and evil.
It is dying.
Corruption in churches and governments.
Apostasy is everywhere.
The world seems to be heading for a crash.
Animals are dying everywhere, land and sea.
Terrorists are invading Europe and America, and other countries as well.
Sin is legitimized, and decency is abhorred.
Christians are punished for who they are, and
Their killers are praised.
Good is evil, and evil is good.
There are things in the heavens speaking volumes to many.
Things implying an end to life as we know it.
I never thought life would change this much in such a short amount of time.
So now, I look toward the rest of the year, and wonder how much more it will change.
The words from 1999 are still with me.
I rush to finish projects I had planned.
Will my life be over before my birthday?
Or did the Lord mean, I would not be here in general, ie, I would not live to be of old age, like my Mom?
I could see an extra few years that way.
But, I really do not know how much time I have left.
As I reflect on the shortness of life, I am preparing in my spirit for leaving here.
Where I am going, is a wonderful place.
What I am leaving behind is a very desperate and lost world.
I have asked the Lord to let me stay a little while longer, to be there for my loved ones.
I hope He grants my wish.
We all have to be ready to leave here, and face our Creator, to give an account of our lives.
Will he judge us as acceptable, or will we fail in His eyes?
Thinking about dying and the afterlife is a serious matter.
But we all will face death.
And judgment by God.
Are we ready?
Are YOU ready?
There is only one path to the Father.
His name is Jesus / Yahshua.
If you belong to Him, you have an intercessor with the Father during judgment.
If you don’t, you are lost, and will face judgment alone, for all your sins and mistakes in life.
The Father God is holy, and righteous,
No sinful soul can come before Him, and be accepted.
Being covered by the sacrificial blood of Jesus / Yahshua is essential for acceptance into heaven.
Please look at your hearts, and see if you are in a right relationship with God.