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The Good Ol Days
by Sandy Howard
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By Sandy Howard

The good ol’ days! Did that sentence make you smile? I guess the good ol’ days means something different to each of us. Maybe the good ol’ days were a time in our childhood when things were easier and simpler. Maybe the good ol’ days were a time in our young adulthood when all the possibilities for the future were still open and seemed reachable. Or maybe the good ol’ days were in middle age when we were in good shape physically and secure in our careers and settled into adulthood. Regardless of when the good ol’ days were for you, I think the operative word here is ‘were’. Most of us think of the good ol’ days as some point in time somewhere in the past. But I’m afraid that, for some, as crazy as it may seem, they are living their good ol’ days right now.

You’re probably thinking “this poor lady has gone off her rocker” if she really thinks that the times we live in now, even those of us blessed enough to have been born and raised here in the USA, are the good ol’ days. While some of us realize what’s going on around us in the world today and recognize the signs pointing to the end of the age, and are prepared for the Rapture, some are still un-aware, un-informed, un-awake, un-prepared and worst of all…..un-saved. If one of these ‘un’s describes you, then you might be thinking…….”un-aware of what?”……..”un-awake from what?”……..”un-prepared for what?”……..”un-saved from what?”

It seems to me that there is so much evidence these days that there is a world wide conspiracy in the works to eliminate all forms of national sovereignty, eliminate inalienable rights and actually, eliminate any form of individuality of opinion, choice, religious freedom etc. and manipulate us all into coming together (some willingly and even eagerly which never ceases to amaze me!) as a ‘one-world community’. I’m not laying this at the feet of any political party or particular group in this country or any other because I believe this is going exactly as planned and prophesied in the Bible to happen in order for the anti-Christ to be able to smoothly step into world power and achieve sole domination. Actually, I don’t think that some of the people involved in this conspiracy (notice I did not say conspiracy ‘theory’ because I don’t think it IS a theory, I think it’s very real) whether in government, community organizers, so called religious groups or whatever other group or groups are involved, realize the role they are playing, or to what extent they are being used to further the evil one’s cause and how they are contributing to the conspiracy outcome. And sadly, they probably won’t until it’s too late and they realize that they have become slave victims of the evil society they helped to create. There is SO much evidence pointing toward the soon completion of this one-world government plan that it seems to me to be almost impossible to avoid or deny all the goings-on and where they are leading. In this world we live in now of instant and constant flow of information, it’s hard to miss all the signs. But then again, I get a little dose of reality in terms of just how actually awake or aware a lot of folks seem to be when I see those ‘man on the street’ segments on TV sometimes where a reporter will go out on the sidewalk in some American city and ask random people who the Vice President is or some similar question that seems ought to emit an immediate and correct reply. However, I am astounded at the number of times that the person hops back and forth from one foot to the other, giggling and looking at the sky only to finally respond that they have no idea or give an incorrect answer. But, almost all the time, ask the same person who won Dancing with the Stars or who won American Idol or who the handsome rich prince picked to be his bride on the Bachelor and….waalaa! They immediately have the correct answer.

So, I guess that explains why it is so easy to manipulate the thinking of so many and so easy to convince them that all is fine and dandy, hunky dory, to keep them distracted (oh and the distractions are endless too aren’t they?) from the truth, asleep to danger and unaware of how close they all are to the edge with no guardrail. And if anyone does appear to be stirring awake, to remind them that anyone who is trying to warn them that this country and indeed the whole world is on a fast track DOWN to you know where…..well they are labeled as a bunch of crazy conspiracy theorists.

If you have read this far, maybe you are one of those who is stirring awake and wondering what’s been going on while you were sleeping. Maybe you are beginning to realize that you could be in serious danger but haven’t gotten the sleep wiped out of your eyes yet so aren’t sure what the danger is or how far away it is. But you can sense that something just isn’t right. So, let me assure you that there is definitely a conspiracy at hand…..but it is NOT a theory, it’s for real. However, the good news is that Christians (that is Believers in Christ Jesus) will soon be rescued from this evil world via what’s called the Rapture – we will be supernaturally caught up into the sky to meet Jesus, receive a brand new eternal body, and go to be with Him forever. The Bible says we should be on the lookout for this event because it is imminent – that is, could happen at any moment. So let me encourage you….no BEG you…..to please accept our Lord Jesus Christ’s offer of salvation right now.

Romans 10:9 says ‘That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.’ Please do not find yourself among the left behind after the Rapture, thinking……..”those were the good ol’ days”!

My good ol’ days are in the future and will last for all eternity! I am looking up and listening for the sound of a trumpet because I can’t wait to get started living the good ol’ days!


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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