What would you miss most if everyone you knew was gone?


What if you woke up and everyone you cared about was gone? What if you woke up and everyone in your neighborhood was gone? What if you woke up and everyone in your community was gone? What if you woke up and most of the people you knew were gone? What would you do? How would you understand? How would you respond? How would you process the situation?

What if you figured out that they were part of the rapture and had gone to heaven to be with God? What if you figured out that they were part of a global phenomenon where people who were true Christians had vanished? What if incredible disasters or accidents happened because the people who had been controlling things were gone? What if you could see their stuff but they were gone? What if instead of it being you woke up that it happened in the middle of the day?

Nobody knows the time when Jesus will return, we just know that He will. Nobody know the day or the hour when Jesus will come back for those who have decided to receive the gift of eternal life. We know that God so loves the world that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever would believe on Him would not perish but have everlasting life. We know that God didn’t send Jesus to condemn the world but that through Him the world would be saved. We know that God’s hope is that nobody would perish but all would come to salvation through Jesus Christ. God’s not slow to pronounce judgment but is patient and hoping that everyone will come to repentance. But we are free to choose. We are free to decide what we will receive. We are free to choose if we will accept the gift of God which is eternal life through Jesus Christ or not. We are free to choose if we will spend eternity with God or apart from God.

Have you made your decision? Have you chosen your side? Have you decided the bed you will lie in? What if you are left behind? Will that cause you to draw closer to God or start looking deeper into the things of God? Will it draw you closer to God or will you continue as though nothing happened? Will you become curious about the things of God or will you just think it is an anomaly and keep on with your life? What if the other events of the book of Revelation happen? Is there anything that will make you change your mind? What if you realize that you knew about Jesus but didn’t know Jesus in a relational way and become part of the remnant? Would it cause you to refocus your life? Would it cause you to point others to God? What if things got harder with trials and tribulations? What if there was persecution of those who believed in Jesus? Can you withstand the peer pressure and societal pressure and keep on keeping on pursuing Jesus and His ways? Will you decide before it is too late? There is a Y in the road and you have to make a choice which way you will go.

Are you going to stay on the narrow road to the gates of heaven and find your life? Are you going to go with the flow and stay on the broad road and lose your life to eternity apart from God? The decision is yours to make. I pray that you will choose life for I hope to get to meet you in Heaven. Heaven is for Real!


Today’s reading from God’s Word: (Day 303 of 312)


Why not turn back to God and confess your sins asking God for forgiveness? Why not forgive all those who have trespassed against you?

Why not give God all the praise, the honor, and the glory He so deserves?

Let’s not forget what God has done! Let’s not turn away but let’s turn back to God before it is too late.

God is merciful so don’t think you are too far for God to receive you back. Turn back to God and go to Him, your Heavenly Father like the lost son did.

Obedience is better than offerings, so we need to walk in obedience to God.

Let’s be strong and courageous! Even if you are but a remnant!

It isn’t all about what we do but it is all about our faith!

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works so that nobody can boast!

So we aren’t saved by works but by faith. Now allow our faith to be alive and our works be because of our faith rather than out of our attempt to earn salvation! Faith without works is dead.

Just because of threats and attacks, don’t fear man but trust in God! Be it like Daniel and the lions den or Daniel and the others who were thrown into the fiery furnace, put your trust in God in walking out your life in obedience.

God’s judgments are true and just and He will avenge the murder of his servants!

Let’s call on the Lord! Let’s allow our lives to be living sacrifices that are found to be pleasing to God!

If you are looking for somewhere to turn, look to God for help!


So where are you at today? My hope and prayer is that You will ask Jesus into your heart so that I will get to spend eternity in God’s presence with you. Are you ready for forgiveness and peace? Are you ready for a hope and a future? Are you ready for a transformation where the old is gone and the new has come? Are you ready to being the journey of knowing right from wrong? Then let’s pray together to invite Jesus into your heart and your life so that His peace which surpasses all understanding can guide you and comfort you, protect your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. If this is the first time you have prayed to invite Jesus into your heart, leave me a comment so that I can rejoice with the angels in Heaven. If this is a re commitment to Jesus, leave me a comment so that I can rejoice with the angels in Heaven. If you are still questioning or seeking, don’t go it alone, feel free to leave me a comment so we can discuss it.

Let’s pray:

How would you respond if people vanished?


What do you think about if a bunch of people around the world on day vanished? What would do think about the situations and the responses to the people around them? What do you think about the chaos that would arise from it? What do you think about the people left behind? What do you think about the evidence left behind?

What would you think if you were left behind? What would you think if you were somewhere an some portion of the people around you just vanished? What would you think if you were sleeping and when you woke up the news was reporting on people having disappeared around the world?

Do you have any knowledge of something like this? Do you know where to turn if something like this happened? Do you think you could find hope to survive what is yet to come? Do you know what it will take to survive and find eternity with a happy ending? Is there anything you can do? Is there anything you could do? Is there anything you should do? Where do you want to end up?


My recent readings have been including readings from the book of Revelation. My daughter’s friend as I drove them to the bus shared how when they heard a trumpet while visiting my older daughter’s school for an event felt the rapture was coming. My recent viewing of the television shows Flash and Arrow are speaking of a time where they would have to sacrifice their lives or else others would die or disappear based on the visualizations they have been showing. The more I hear and the more I see, the more I realize I need to surface the theme and the idea beyond just listing the readings for the day. I feel like I need to go back to the beginning and share how this blog began in order to hopefully help others come to the truth and the realization in order to have more people be part of the disappearing and fewer needing to live through the tribulation in order to make it to heaven and definitely so that as few as possible won’t have to spend eternity in hell – the fiery pit with the devil and his fiends where there will be the gnashing of teach and the weeping for the rest of eternity. I feel like I have to share how each year as I read through the Bible and get to the point where God chooses to put in the reading of Revelation, it continues to feel like it is getting closer and closer.

How it began:

Back in 2005, the release of Windows Live Spaces happened and I considered starting a blog. As I was getting started to create a blog to share private pictures so that my extended family would be able to see family pictures, I felt God say “you need to make it public”. I questioned that and said “if I have to make it public then I need to change what I will post” and so I questioned “what will I post then?” God’s response was an interesting one and one that has kept this blog going ever since when He said “what you write about every morning”. Wow, every year I had been choosing different reading plans to get through the Bible in a year and had be praying and meditating and in cases taking notes of what I was hearing, learning, and receiving. Then the question went from what to right about to what to call it since a family blog was easy – just use the family name – and now I needed to come up with something. That morning of the first post as I did my morning reading where would I happen to be but in the book of Revelation. The thoughts going through my mind were about eternity and where would people end up. The thoughts going through my mind were about those who would disappear from this earth in order to be with Jesus in Heaven for eternity. The thoughts going through my mind were about the people who got left behind, the remnant. The thoughts going through my mind were about how many of the remnant would be able to survive through the tribulation and choosing to receive Jesus in the midst of the pain and the suffering and the trials and the tribulation and get to be a part of the second wave when it would be so much harder to make that choice and live through it with the global government’s rules and regulations. So as I went to start my first post in 2005 so the blog name came to be – From2005ToEternity which started as a spaces.live.com site but as it closed down was migrated to a wordpress.com site. It was the start of a new year and during a window where our church tends to do a week of prayer and fasting starting off a new year. This blog has opened up doors to speak life and chat with people through the comments and even build relationships and save lives. God had a plan and I am still writing because He isn’t done with me yet.

And so the journey continues, each time I finish reading through the Bible – sometimes it take a bit less than a year and others a bit longer, I look for a new way to read through the Bible. I have tried different versions – King James, New King James, Amplified, NIV, NLT, the Message and more. I have tried different formats like the Chronological Bible which helps bring the various readings from the Bible together based on historical timelines. I have tried it by themes or plans. Most recently I have continued to select annual plans using the plans available through bible.com site which provides not only for online web access but also has a Bible app that allows me to tag things even when it isn’t part of my devotional but possibly a sermon or a message God speaks through the Holy Spirit during another part of my life.

A little over a month ago, WordPress.com sent me a message congratulating me on 9 years of blogging since that migration took place.

What’s going on in your life? Have you received Jesus into your life yet? I know it took me till I was 30-31 before I got the memo that it wasn’t about going to church to be saved. It wasn’t about going through rituals or routines or legalism to be saved. The aha was that it was about having a relationship with Jesus and inviting Him into your heart and living out life together. It is about being sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and having conversations like “what do you mean you want me to make my blog public” or “help me find a good parking spot” or “what do you mean you want me to step up into such a huge role as president of a homeowners association of over 10,000 people which seems almost like being mayor” or “why God did we have to lose those babies” or “thank you God for such an incredible gift” or “God I feel connected to Philip the evangelist and he had 4 daughters who were prophetess, if I am going to have 4 daughters, I am ok with that but if I am going to have a son can you please let me know” and be willing to wait upon the Lord and be sensitive enough that when in that morning’s reading the story of the promise of Isaac comes up to be able to receive it and change the boy name you had for a baby from Benjamin to Isaac because you receive the promise of a son, a son who is now 12 and I am blessed with 2 girls and a son named Isaac. Another example was as I read the book “Heaven is for Real” when it hit me that I have 4 daughters and 2 of them are already with God in Heaven and I have two with me here on earth. When the story of the son talking to his mother about having met his sister in heaven, God spoke to my heart that He is taking care of 2 of them who won’t have to deal with the troubles or trials of life on earth but spend eternity with God which I look forward to one day along with reuniting my family together up there.

Let’s jump into today’s reading (day 302 of 312) – feel free to use your preferred Bible reading system and read along or find the plan that works for you.


Today’s reading from God’s Word:


Do you know where to go to learn about God? Start with His Word found in the Bible. (https://bible.com)

Do you know where to go to learn about the Bible? Look for a bible believing, bible preaching church that is about what the Word says not about the ways or thoughts of man.

Don’t stay where you are, choose to rebuild your life on the foundation of Jesus Christ and using Him as the cornerstone to allow your life to be aligned with God’s will and plan.

Be a part of those who will start a revival by being obedient to God’s call.

Let God spark enthusiasm with you and the desire to do His work.

Let the truth set you free. Don’t allow lies or threats keep you from all God has in store.

When you are left behind there will be weeping and mourning.

How will you prioritize your life so that things that matter and will last forever will be your top priority?

What is the worth of money if you can’t use it or it has no value?

What is the worth of precious metals or things if there is no one to share or use it on?

Invest in things that will last like faith, hope and love. Love is the greatest of them and we are to first love God and then love people!

Invest in things that are eternal like the people God has brought into your life so that you can point them back to God and they too may be saved.

Take hold of God’s way and ask Him to rescue you and protect you.

Take hold of the Holy Spirit and ask Him to be your comforter and your guide.

Take hold of Jesus and ask Him to save you so that you can spend eternity with Him with joy and worship.


So where are you at today? My hope and prayer is that You will ask Jesus into your heart so that I will get to spend eternity in God’s presence with you. Are you ready for forgiveness and peace? Are you ready for a hope and a future? Are you ready for a transformation where the old is gone and the new has come? Are you ready to being the journey of knowing right from wrong? Then let’s pray together to invite Jesus into your heart and your life so that His peace which surpasses all understanding can guide you and comfort you, protect your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. If this is the first time you have prayed to invite Jesus into your heart, leave me a comment so that I can rejoice with the angels in Heaven. If this is a re commitment to Jesus, leave me a comment so that I can rejoice with the angels in Heaven. If you are still questioning or seeking, don’t go it alone, feel free to leave me a comment so we can discuss it.

Let’s pray:

Somethin’ comin’ somethings coming!


Do you know what? Do you know when? Do you know how? Do you know where? Do you know who? Do you know why?

Today’s reading continues in Matthew and the truth about the timing! God’s timing is perfect! He is rarely early, never late, but always on time!

No One Knows the Day and Hour

(Mark 13.32-37; Luke 17.26-30, 34-36)

36“No one knows, however, when that day and hour will come—neither the angels in heaven nor the Son; the Father alone knows. 37The coming of the Son of Man will be like what happened in the time of Noah. 38In the days before the flood people ate and drank, men and women married, up to the very day Noah went into the boat; 39yet they did not realize what was happening until the flood came and swept them all away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes. 40At that time two men will be working in a field: one will be taken away, the other will be left behind. 41Two women will be at a mill grinding meal: one will be taken away, the other will be left behind. 42Watch out, then, because you do not know what day your Lord will come. 43If the owner of a house knew the time when the thief would come, you can be sure that he would stay awake and not let the thief break into his house. 44So then, you also must always be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you are not expecting him.

~ from Matthew 24 (GNT)

Nobody knows the exact moment in time when Jesus will be coming back, however, we need to live everyday ready for His return! I thought it was interesting that the new Left Behind movie came out recently and that God’s Word today talks to this point to help me reinforce the importance of being ready! The importance that we are prepared at all times! Living like Jesus could come back at any moment rather than living like I have time before I need to be ready. Consider going on a trip, an important trip to an incredible destination…how would you prepare? What if you knew that when the time came if you weren’t ready, you couldn’t go? What if it was like a suitcase dance where your name gets pulled but you thought you could run home and get your bags, but discovered you couldn’t and lost out on a trip of a lifetime? You knew it was a suitcase dance. You knew the rules were that you would be swept from the restaurant to the airport where your private jet would take you away. What if you weren’t prepared! What would you expect? What would you feel like? What if they ended up having to give it away to someone else? Today’s reading is for bigger things! Missing out means being left behind! Being left behind means having to deal with suffering, distress, trouble, misery. Missing out means dealing with the loss of so many and so much. So will you be ready so that you won’t miss out?

How about if you knew you would get another chance if you missed it? You just have to press through the trials, the suffering, the distress, the trouble, the misery and that you would get one last chance! What would you do then? How about if it didn’t happen yet, but now you know?

Everyday we are faced with choices! So choose wisely! It has great implications on what can and will be, on what could or should be! Let’s not be surprised! Let’s no live a way that we will have regrets! Let’s grab a hold of the plans God has for us and live it out to the full!

The Faithful or the Unfaithful Servant

(Luke 12.41-48)
45“Who, then, is a faithful and wise servant? It is the one that his master has placed in charge of the other servants to give them their food at the proper time. 46How happy that servant is if his master finds him doing this when he comes home! 47Indeed, I tell you, the master will put that servant in charge of all his property. 48But if he is a bad servant, he will tell himself that his master will not come back for a long time, 49and he will begin to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50Then that servant’s master will come back one day when the servant does not expect him and at a time he does not know. 51The master will cut him in pieces and make him share the fate of the hypocrites. There he will cry and gnash his teeth.
~ from Matthew 24 (GNT)

Don’t lose hope! There is a way! this is a hope! And it is Jesus! Today’s reading continues into Romans with this wisdom:

The Conflict in Us

14We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a mortal, sold as a slave to sin. 15I do not understand what I do; for I don’t do what I would like to do, but instead I do what I hate. 16Since what I do is what I don’t want to do, this shows that I agree that the Law is right. 17So I am not really the one who does this thing; rather it is the sin that lives in me. 18I know that good does not live in me—that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. 19I don’t do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do. 20If I do what I don’t want to do, this means that I am no longer the one who does it; instead, it is the sin that lives in me. 21So I find that this law is at work: when I want to do what is good, what is evil is the only choice I have. 22My inner being delights in the law of God. 23But I see a different law at work in my body—a law that fights against the law which my mind approves of. It makes me a prisoner to the law of sin which is at work in my body. 24What an unhappy man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is taking me to death? 25Thanks be to God, who does this through our Lord Jesus Christ!This, then, is my condition: on my own I can serve God’s law only with my mind, while my human nature serves the law of sin.

~ from Romans 7 (GNT)

We are saved by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ! Not by works so that nobody can boast! For God so loved the World that He gave His one and only Son, not to condemn the world, but that through Him they might be saved!

So there still is hope! It’s a matter of choice! Whom shall you serve?