As of February 1, 2013, I will no longer post on this blog. If you would like to continue to follow my articles, please go to RaptureReady.com. Thanks to all of you who have been faithful readers and for your comments. You've made blogging a lot of fun! God Bless all of you, and let's hope the Lord takes us home soon!! Donna Wasson
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
As Close As I Wanna Get
You know, I’ve just about had it with the irrationality of
human beings around the world these days.What has happened to cogent reasoning?With putting yourself in the other person’s shoes?Where is the practice that espouses, ‘do unto
others as you would have them do unto you?’
Why do those who scream the loudest for ‘tolerance’ conduct
themselves with grotesque IN-tolerance?It’s laughable, really.Watching
the news or reading what’s happening around the world is akin to witnessing a
macabre play, whose actors are all certifiably insane!
The Bible really gives the best description of what these
last days would be like.Unfortunately,
it doesn’t state, “The majority of people will be altogether devoid of sound reasoning
or decision making skills involving any level of empathy whatsoever, so don’t
think you’re the one who has lost your ever loving mind.”I kind of wish it did.Life would make more sense.
God bless Paul.He
clearly warned us, but my word, I never thought I’d actually witness such a
mass exodus of civil deportment and common courtesy during my lifetime!2
Timothy 3: 1-5 spells it out. “This know also, that in the last days perilous
times shall come.For men shall be
lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient
to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false
accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors,
heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form
of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”Verse 7 says, “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the
I remember reading this when I was, oh say, 10 years old or
so, and being unable to imagine people acting like that. And people were jerks even back then! Whoohoo was I naïve!Now, you must understand that I grew up in
evangelistic type churches.As a kid, I
took my fair share of nice, slobbery naps on padded church pews during Sunday
night services, and attended more revivals than I can count, and I’ve been told
my whole life that Jesus is coming back.
I remember attending a Wednesday night series on end time’s
prophecy when I was a preteen.Because
that topic was rarely brought up in the pulpit, I tried to listen as best I
could to the mishmash of information.The
visiting preacher had a colorful mural made of oilcloth, fastened to the
baptistery, high enough so everyone could see, and spread out across the chairs
in the choir loft.
It contained painted scenes, starting with what was supposed
to represent the rapture and progressing through the events spoken of in the
book of Revelation.Being a prolific
reader from a very young age, I attempted several times to read Revelation but
always put it down when my eyes began to cross. I got irritated with myself for
not being able to understand what in the world it was talking about, and even
more irritated that no one could explain it to me.
It seemed the Christian adults in my life were embarrassed
they didn’t get it either, so no one talked about it very much.But they did seem to be pretty confident
those events would happen, probably in our lifetime, so I was eager to learn as
much as I could.Unfortunately, the
visiting preacher must not have been real clear on the material either, because
all I remember being taught was a confusing potpourri of information.At the end of the series, we took up the
customary offering, the mural came down, he moved on to the next church and
that was that.
I was left more confused than ever about the rapture and
what I could expect. All I knew was that
I had flat better be ready to go, because it would be a personal catastrophe if
I was left behind. I must have gotten saved a hundred times growing up, just to
make sure I was OK with God.Whenever I
couldn’t find my Mom or Dad around the house, my heart would pound with dread
the rapture had occurred, and they were gone, and I was dead meat.
As I grew and matured in the Lord, I stumbled across Hal
Lindsey’s spectacular book, The LateGreat Planet Earth, and
devoured it within a day or so. As I started reading everything of his I could
find, I knew I’d finally found a good, solid source of understanding I could
sink my teeth into.I thank God for that
man to this day, and the work he continues to produce with his books and TV
news show.In my opinion, he is
brilliant and I look forward to hugging his neck when we get to heaven.
Well, life continued and like everyone else, along came the
milestone steps of becoming self sufficient, moving away from home, marriage,
etc., and I began to suffer the bumps and bruises and scars of hurts and
disappointments, betrayals and loss that are an unfortunate reality of living life
on this sin-sick world, in these decaying bodies.
When I was very young, I remember hearing the elderly state
how they were ready to go home to Jesus; that life on this ‘ol earth was just
too hard and they were tired.WHAT??I couldn’t believe my
ears!They actually looked forward to
death!Were they nuts?
Now I know they weren’t.I came to the same conclusion when I was 29 years old. A horrible life changing event occurred that
triggered my personal reality check, and I came to the realization that this life
is simply too hard, disappointing and painful to want to live to be 100, like
some people say they desire.WHAT?? Are
they nuts?My, have the tables turned!
Anyway, for the last 20 years, I’ve longed to go home where
I really belong.Don’t get me wrong, God
has poured—not sprinkled—poured blessings out on me, drowning me in His
favor.I scratch my head and wonder why,
because it sure isn’t anything I’ve done!I certainly don’t deserve the wonderful things and people He has
provided, and I’m extremely grateful!
I’m not wealthy but on the other hand, the days of having to
pinch pennies until they scream are over.And you know what?You know what
I’ve discovered?‘Stuff’ is completely
overrated.No kidding. For instance, you want an up-to-date
wardrobe?Yippy, you go shopping, but
then what happens?Now you have more
clothes to wash and iron.
You want that car that makes you drool?What happens when you get it?The new car smell wears off the second time you
eat French fries while you’re driving, and you quickly get used to the vehicle,
so the magic quickly disappears.Oh,
it’s still a great ride but the thrill doesn’t last very long!You know I’m right.
You find your dream home and manage to finagle a way to
afford it.You move in, and oh…it’s so
nice and big and pretty.But then what
happens?The cat pees on the carpet and
there goes that! Then you begin to notice all the little things that need
maintenance on that dream home.It’s
always something sucking your wallet dry.Constantly. After a few short years living with kids and animals, you
notice it’s looking worn and not so impressive anymore, and you begin to see
decay. The upkeep is never ending.
Are you a jewelry fan like me?You ogle the display cases in the mall with
their perfect lighting, and linger over the catalogues that come in the mail,
while you drop hints about that upcoming anniversary or birthday. After several
years, you accumulate some of those beautiful, sparkly baubles you wanted so
badly, but then you notice you really don’t wear them all that much.I mean, how stupid is that?
I do have a point, and it is this: I’ve known some mighty
hard times which made me long to go home to heaven.Although I’ve since been tremendously
blessed, I still long to go home to heaven. It’s my highest desire. There’s just nothing
here worth striving for. Honestly. Getting
‘stuff’ is great, but it doesn’t scratch that itch only God can reach.
I was just made aware of an article stating that America is
the most materialistic nation to ever exist in the history of mankind.One of the examples it gave was a website
named, Rich Kids of Instagram.It’s a
blog of photos and captions from teens and young adults, boasting about how
they spend their parent’s wealth.Here
is how the Washington Post describes this site:
The controversial new
Tumblr is a collection of snapshots from the photo-sharing site that depicts
the children of wealth and privilege---summering in the Hamptons, lounging on
yachts and posing by their luxury cars.One does a back flip out of a helicopter near St. Tropez.Others snap pictures of their restaurant
bills---allegedly paying thousands of dollars for lobster, champagne and
high-end liquor.In the warm patina of the
Instagram, the youngsters appear to be living over-the-top lifestyles---and
enjoying every moment.One boasts, “Our
everyday is better than your best day,” reads one caption, a bit tauntingly.
“Do you have a horse in your backyard?Didn’t
No, sport, I don’t. However, nothing but the rear end of a
horse would display such an arrogant attitude in posing a question which
reflected so poorly on his parent’s child rearing skills. Mummy and Daddy must
be SO proud, unless your participation on this morally bankrupt site is just
one more betrayal you hide from them.
Interestingly enough, this article also featured a chart
showing that in the last 50 years, the national debt has grown from less than a
trillion dollars to nearly 55 trillion.Actually, it’s much more than that, but it depends on how you figure
it.The chart started measuring in 1962,
the year before we banned God from our schools. Again, our eternal gratitude
goes out to that self important, loudmouthed, pushy, Godless broad, Madeline
Murray O’Hare. (Hey, it’s not slander if
it’s true and she’s dead!)
In my relatively short lifetime of 49 years, the outright
assault on Almighty God has degenerated into a new flavor of psychotic, obsessive-compulsive
disorder.It’s insane actually, the
degree of vitriol and contempt an ever growing segment of the public seems to
harbor against the One who founded and blessed this country.
Evidence of the hateful, demonic spirit fueling this assault
is barely disguised anymore. You can clearly see disproportionate overreactions
to the things of God in our culture.Speak God’s name publically, or put up a nativity scene in a public
place at Christmas time, and watch all hell convulse in fury.It’s sadly amusing, really.And these days, all too predictable.
Now, we have the aggressive, brazen, ever encroaching
Islamic culture metastasizing like a deadly cancer in our country, its
adherents breeding like rabbits to gain a nice, solid foothold in our
communities and governments.And those
mullah’s in the Middle East have the unmitigated gall to demand the world
capitulate in groveling agreement, to refrain from doing or saying anything they
might interpret as an insult to Islam or their thieving, lying, girly-man,
pedophile, make-up-the-rules-as-he-goes, false ‘prophet’ Muhammad.(It’s not slander if it’s true and he’s
They claim the right to dictate to Western civilization,
indeed the entire planet, what words should be considered a crime to utter. Wow.
Just wow.We have to sit and watch our
morally corrupt, spineless government officials kowtow and lick the sandals of
the rioting, barbaric mobs, while apologizing for some lame film trailer that
99% of them haven’t even seen, as they continue to pillage, destroy and murder
our citizens who are there to offer assistance and bridge cultural understanding.
Here’s a news flash, Nation of Islam…non-Islamic societies
REALLY DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE OFFENDED!Contrary to your wildest fantasies, the world
doesn’t revolve around your sham religion’s worship of some ancient moon god, which
is leading you straight to the hell you wish upon Christians and Jews. And it never will.
These people wake up every morning in a cold sweat, just
aching for a reason to riot and pitch violent, temper tantrums. It’s literally in
their DNA as descendants of Ishmael; ‘a wild man whose hand will be against
every man, and every man’s hand against him.’If some ‘infidel’ happens to pass
gas in the public square on the third Tuesday of the month, while facing north
and wearing black pants, well heck!That’s
as good an excuse as any to lose their collective minds, throw rocks and
Molotov cocktails and tear up their own infrastructure. Real productive behavior there, folks.
They are miserable human beings who are kept dirt poor and
ignorant by their satanic religion, and they’re constantly told the rest of the
world are their oppressors, when it’s their own religious leaders who are
holding them back from freedom, prosperity and happiness. The grand lie of
Islam will be the damnation of millions upon millions of people who genuinely,
but ignorantly think they are serving the true God. The vast majority don’t
want to hear the gospel of Jesus. And that really is very sad!
Oh, by the way, good move, Washington, for sending an openly
homosexual man to an Islamic country to be our ambassador!Why didn’t you just dip him in chicken blood
and throw him to the alligators?And
where are the roving bands of enraged sodomites, marching around our nation’s
capital, protesting this guy’s death?Better yet, why don’t they go to Libya and protest, since they’re so
fond of being obnoxious and confrontational?
Good grief, I really am weary of this life.Duplicitous, corrupt governments, all vying
to rule the New World Order, which will result in the annihilation of billions
of people. Natural disasters increasing in intensity and occurrence. Religious and cultural differences which will
NEVER be bridged by mankind, making world peace impossible.Disease and starvation spreading like never
before.Globalist engineered economic
collapse is poised to crash at the moment of their choosing, while spiritual
darkness grows more malevolent by the hour. Yeah. I want to live to be 100 years old. Right.
As these dangers grow exponentially worse every week, let me
stress this again.There is NOTHING on
this earth worth clinging to. No amount
of money or fame or ‘stuff’ will satisfy you.Your only hope of surviving the impending chaos is to escape it before
it hits. Time is very short.Are you
listening?Please wake up, snap to
attention, grasp the reality of what will soon hit, and make things right with
Those of us who are watching and listening for His voice,
longing to leave this earth despite all the goodies it could possibly offer, we
will disappear in a split second of time.And when you realize we weren’t abducted by aliens, or whatever other
lame explanation the government offers, your heart will surely pound with the
dreaded knowledge you were left behind to face the most horrific era in the
history of mankind.
Ignore me or laugh off what I’m telling you, or whatever you
want to do, but you know down deep in your bones that disaster is coming to the
United States. Now, I don’t know what you’re thinking, but times are still
relatively peaceful and livable.Even
so, what we are experiencing right now in America is as close as I EVER want to
get to hell.
Will your temporary life on this earth be the closest you
ever get to heaven??