The Time Is Near



Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

~Revelation 1:3, NIV


A Jack 4I suppose that some scoff when they read the Revelation of Jesus Christ. When they get to verse 3, “the time is near,” they may think that John was wrong because he wrote this 2,ooo years ago and Jesus has not returned yet. John wasn’t wrong. He was predicting the coming Roman persecution. When he said it was near, he was exactly right. The first century persecution came from the Jews but by the second century, the greatest persecution was coming from the State, the government which was Rome. Although the Jews were the master community organizers and knew well how to incite riots {much like Obama’s brigade who operate under the erroneousĀ name of Black Lives Matter}, they lacked the power of the State which meant the Roman persecution that John said was near would be much worse than the persecution of the Jews.

When John said “the time is near,” it was indeed near and it continues to be ‘near.’ Paul told Timothy, his beloved son in the ministry, “I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.” I will be 67 in a few days. My oldest sister is 80. Twenty more years for me would be a long lifeĀ but what is twenty years; it is not a long time. Even for the young, the time is near for what is 70 years? It is like a puff of smoke rising from a chimney, it appears briefly and then vanishes. Even if God gives you the three score and ten, it is like a watch in the night, a passing shadow. I’m telling you, John hit the nail on the head, our TIME IS NEAR.

Moses Prayer {Psalm 90}

Help us Lord! Don’t wait! Pity Your servants. When morning comes, let Your love satisfy our needs. Then we can celebrate and be glad for what time we have left. Give us as much happiness as you do sorrow and trouble. Do wonderful things for us, Your servants and show Your mighty power to our children. Our LORD and our God, treat us with kindness and let all go well for us. Please let all go well for us.


  • An incredible 250 hits on 31 Days of Prayer. June said, “With 250 people praying for this committee, they should be walking on water by the time this is finished.” I am very encouraged and I know the Search Team must feel the same way.
  • We did our annual BLOCK PARTY shopping in Huntsville yesterday and wrapped up some other lose ends. Everything is coming together.
  • I did not fast yesterday: I had planned to but canceled it due to the trip to SAMS. I can’t do all that heavy lifting on an empty stomach. I am going to fast Thursday for those who want to join me. I am only going to do a half-day {12 hours} 6:00 am–6:00 pm. I am going to do water and two boiled eggs. You can do water and vegetables or water and bread. Choice whatever is best for you. When you deny the flesh something that it craves, it cries out and you will hear it. Unless you get real busy, you will think about it all day. Every time your flesh cries out, say a prayer for the Search Team. A sentence prayer will be great.
Oh no! Is it Block Party time again!
Oh no! Is it Block Party time again!
Block Party 2014
It’s BLOCK PARTY time Joe.

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