We apologize for not being active in our devotions for the Lord here on AGMinistries. We have been re-evaluating our relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and have been devoting several hours a day in regeneration of our minds and emotions. We adore the precious comments left by our fellow sisters and so many of you have encouraged us greatly.

We have come to understand that we have been under a tremendous amount of spiritual abuse and mind control through social persuasion and coercion brought on by a warped interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.

We want to extend to all of you our deepest and most sincere apology if any of our articles or comments brought on any condemning emotions that pushed you away from our Most High God. We understand that we are under grace, yet we are to remain obedient to God’s Law, yet also have the liberty through Christ to come to Him. Our utmost desire has been to encourage you to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord Jesus and we wish to convey our most sincere apologies if we caused a stumbling block to any of you in the Christian Faith.

However, we make no apologies for the Word and the truth contained therein. God has His Law that guides us to understand we are sinners in need of a Saviour and this Law draws us to the Messiah, Christ our Lord.

Yet for Christians who seek to love the Lord our God, if we have published anything that caused a depletion in your walk with Him, then we do extend our confession and seek forgiveness for any stumbling block we may have caused.

May the Lord grant us mercy as we seek a closer walk and intimate relationship with Him and may He wrap His tender arms around you as you enjoy His presence.

Sisterlisa is a homeschooling mom of four children and married to a ministry leader of a Rescue mission. She is the owner of Growing in Grace Magazine and AGMinistries.

Charlene is a deaf mom of two boys, one being hard of hearing. Her heart for God shines through her life and she has the ‘law of kindness’ in her words. She has her Bachelors Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences, writes for AGMinistries, and you can read more about her at ‘Bring on the Rain’.

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End Times

by Sisterlisa

There are 3 theories of the ‘rapture’ although the word rapture is not even in the Bible. The pre-trib, Mid-trib, and the taking away of all saints when Jesus returns at the end of the tribulation.

One thing to keep in mind is that the book of Revelation is not in chronological order to the exact verse and chapter. They overlap. I liken this to when you read a story and they use the word ‘meanwhile’, meaning along this same time. I am not making this up or just stating my opinion as you study the book of Revelation you will see it is true.

Matthew 24 is very clear that some things must happen before the Anti-Christ takes his reign, which is what many believe it be the first half of that tribulation time. The things listed there are already happening and the Bible calls them the beginning of sorrows. In the Old Testament he likens it to the labour pains a woman in travail feels before a baby is birthed.

People are wondering why we’re still here since millions and millions of people believe in the rapture. Shouldn’t we be gone by now? A very wise gentlemen keeps telling me to know what I believe and why I believe it. So I keep digging until I find proof of what I believe.

The noble men of Paul’s time search the scriptures diligently to make sure that what he was saying was in line with scripture. We also have that same opportunity. God never intended for us to just take someone’s word for it. We are a priesthood of believers who are given the same Word as anyone else.

So have you ever researched the 3 theories of the rapture to see what the Bible really says? God does not make his Word hard for us to understand, but He does give us His instructions on how to understand it.

Proverbs 2:4, “If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;”

Job 3:21, “Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;”

I have more to share, but I wanted to encourge you today to know what you believe and why you believe it. If you really want to know what God’s Word says about it, pray and read.

Sisterlisa is a homeschooling mom of four children and married to a ministry leader of a Rescue mission. She is the owner of Growing in Grace Magazine and AGMinistries.

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