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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Year(s) (01/20/11)

TITLE: Seven Years of Torture or Safety
By Fern Brown


Seven Years of Torture or Safety

Dear Friends,

I am so excited and full of anticipation! Soon Iíll leave on the journey of a lifetime, by air. I know thatís hard to believe, since Iím afraid of flying. A dear friend paid for it years ago, so itís totally expense free for me, with no strings attached.

I donít have to waste hours at the mall shopping for a new wardrobe, because everything I need is already there. Iíll have brand new clothes that fit perfectly Ė wonít that be a delightful change? Whoopee! I can hardly wait to get there. The first segment of the trip lasts for seven years.

The time is set for my departure, although I wonít get word until a trumpet sounds.
Father is already there, preparing for my arrival. I can only imagine the beauty of this land. Wealth and extravagance are commonplace. The streets are not cobblestone, like they are here in my little village. Actually, they are pure gold. Costly gems line the walls of the city and a crystal stream runs through it.

Iíll be spending time with the King of the country. How does that sound for excitement?
Many crowns will be awarded for services weíve done here, but when we see the King in His beauty, weíll cast them at His feet. He alone is worthy of them. While we linger, itís possible to continue earning rewards to bestow upon Him.

When I leave, I know many of you will accompany me. Millions of people worldwide will disappear from their jobs or homes or wherever they are, creating instant havoc and terror. A world dictator will present himself as God, promising prosperity and security. For three and a half years, it will seem like world peace is finally achievable. However, the dictator is not God, but the worst tyrant of all time. Those who try to defy him will be tortured. It will be so bad, men will cry for the rocks and the mountains to fall upon them. Theyíll seek death, but wonít find it.

A one-world money system, now in the making, will come to fruition during the seven years, called The Great Tribulation. No one can buy or sell anything, without a wicked mark on their forehead or their hand. The dictator will maintain evil control over all mankind. The only place of safety is in the beautiful country where I will be.

You must choose ahead of time if you want to join us in our place of safety. It is free to anyone who asks, but signs around the world indicate that time is getting short for this decision to be made.

For instance, wars and rumors of war, terrors, violence, worldwide plagues of sickness, bad weather and earthquakes indicate that it will happen soon. We are told that a famine of Godís Word is another sign. Students are bombarded daily with Anti-Christ doctrines, starving them from the truth of salvation.

The Bible tells us we must trust Jesus Christ as our Saviour as our only way to go to this wonderful place called Heaven. Salvation is free to anyone who trusts Him, but we need to recognize what it cost Jesus, Godís only begotten Son, to purchase our pardon. He was betrayed by a friend for thirty pieces of silver, mocked, scourged, beaten, had a crown of thorns driven into His head, had his beard jerked from his face, and then hung naked on a cross to die for our sins. Nails tore through His hands and feet and His side was pierced, shedding every drop of His precious blood. He paid this price willingly to redeem us to Himself. He is so good, He even gives us the faith necessary to trust Him. Receiving Him includes repentance of sin, knowing that in ourselves we are not good enough, no matter how hard we try.

Friends, please get on board for this trip to eternity. Iím looking forward to meeting you there.

From a friend who loves you dearly, because of Him.

PS For further information, please call 1-877-699-6806.

Ephesians 2:8, 9 KJV For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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Mildred Sheldon01/27/11
This is another good story. I love how you used the Bible to make your point. Good job and thank you.
Brenda Rice 01/27/11
Thanks for sharing the message of all messages. We all have this decision to make. I hope this entry finds it way to someone who needs to make this decision.Thanks for sharing.
Lisa Fowler01/30/11
He promised His Word would not return to Him void! We plant the seeds, He does the watering... and He will with your entry. Thank you for your courage and "heeding His leading."
diana kay02/01/11
woo i thought from the title that this story would be quite different but it is very interesting non the less.I have not read many stories based on the rapture and i liked the way you tackled it. thought provoking relevant and challenging
Steven Kellen02/05/11
I like the way you entered into this topic. It really draws the reader in and gets their attention. It is evident that your heart felt plea at the end is sincere.