Living in Bible Times

2 Timothy 3:1-9

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected.But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men,their folly will be clear to everyone.

Most of us know we are living in the last days before the rapture when we meet Jesus in the air to go home to Heaven. But did you ever think about how we are living Revelation? Reading the book of Revelation is like reading today’s newspaper. The descriptions are a little cryptic because when the visions were seen and they were written, there weren’t words for what they saw. I often thought it would be so cool to be living in Bible times and witness all those miracles! You know what? We are ~ and we do!

A lot of people see miraculous things as accidents or mistakes; even when they’ve been praying for a miracle and their prayer has been answered. Many times we don’t see God’s miracles for what they truly are.

Many years ago, I received a phone call at 3:00 am. My daughter was in the emergency room at the local hospital and needed me to come pick up my grandson. When I arrived, the doctors said she had an ectopic pregnancy, a non-viable pregnancy in the fallopian tube, that could rupture. The doctor said her tube had ruptured, she was bleeding into her abdomen, and they’d have to remove her tube and ovary. She may never be able to have children again. To make matters worse, my daughter had a blood disease, called Von Willebrand Disease, that made it extremely difficult for her blood to clot. There was a risk that the bleeding may not be controllable and she could bleed to death. She needed immediate surgery.

I started a prayer chain. I notified relatives and friends from church and they, in turn, called their friends and church members until prayers were being said all over the country. We watched in the waiting room as another family’s surgeon came out and told them their loved one had cancer. There was no privacy for them. There was no respect for them to hear a difficult diagnosis. So when my daughter’s surgeon came out and brought her husband and me to a small room and closed the door, I feared the worst. The surgeon didn’t speak, he reached in his lab coat pocket and pulled out an 8×10 picture of my daughter’s insides. Miraculously, they were intact! What they saw on the scan earlier just wasn’t there! They made a tiny incision in the fallopian tube, removed the non-viable pregnancy, and stitched her back up! There was no rupture, no bleeding, no need for removal of her tube and ovary.

People said the doctors had misread the scans but I reminded them that these doctors were all professionals who knew what they were seeing, they all agreed on what they were seeing, and they all agreed on the necessary surgery. The Lord had heard our prayers and miraculously healed my daughter just as if he had laid his hand on her himself. I didn’t allow people to blame it on a doctor’s mistake. It was a miracle of God! She went on to have 4 more babies!!

If you’ve had a miracle of God that you’d like to share, please do. I have many and will share more later. Some are big, some are small. But a miracle is a miracle. I’m looking forward to it!

2 thoughts on “Living in Bible Times”

  1. What is a miracle? I often hear people say “it’s a miracle” or “we need a miracle”, I guess they forget that every day that they are still here is a miracle. Every breath, every heartbeat, just because it happens all day, every day, does that make it less of a miracle? It really surprises and almost angers me when people have been given the gift of a precious child and they still don’t believe in God. Have they not thought about how intricate the human body really is? And the fact that God has knit together their sweet baby in just 9 short months? After feeling the tiny kicks of a life forming inside of you, I can’t imagine how someone can dare give anyone or anything else the credit for such a miracle. Life is such a blessing and allowing me the privilege of guiding my babies and leading them to the Lord is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I thank God everyday for my 5 little miracles and also for the 6th one that He decided to take home earlier than I may have wanted. It took me a long time to realize that I’m ok with what happened for two very simple reasons. First, since He took my baby home at such a young age I can be certain she is in Heaven with our Savior and I will get to meet her someday, and second, His plan is ALWAYS better than ours, even if we aren’t sure why.
    Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
    5
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6
    in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Stephanie. Life is truly a very special gift from God and I thank God for each of my children and grandchildren every day. I may not get to see them or speak to them but they’re in my heart just the same.

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