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Right Before the Rapture (2 of 8)
Series: Countdown to Armageddon
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
When I was 5 years old my great-grandmother died and we had her funeral and then we went back to the house, my great aunt's house, for a time you know as you normally do after funerals for lunch and that kind of thing. Well I was 5 and you know those things can get boring real quick for a 5 year old and I remember I was outside and I had a little matchbox car. You used to get them at the gas station and I had this little matchbox car and I was playing with my car and there was a dog that my great-aunt had and he was a little dog but he was an old dog, probably pushing 90 in dog years, he was really old and he was a grumpy dog, bad disposition was this dog. But you know I was 5 and I didn't know that he didn't have a sign around his neck that says "Stay away from me, I'm old and grumpy" he didn't have that. And so I began to play with my little matchbox car on this dog, I just began to run the car over his back and over his side as he was just kind of of laying around you know as dogs do. And as I did that he began to growl and I thought "Well you know he must not understand I'm trying to be his friend" and so I kept on going and he growled again and I kept on going and the third growl came with a snap. And he bit me that rotten little dog he broke the skin in three places, I was 5, I was screaming, I couldn't believe it. Found out later, they did some tests on that dog on know when he was growling in his defense that was his way of letting me know "if you keep on boy there is a strike that's coming." You know God has set that up in nature, a cat will let you know when she's getting ready to attack or he's getting ready to attack, you'll start hearing some awful sounds out of a cat you know and then they hiss and then the back goes up and that tail begins to swish, that's like "Hey kids don't play with a cat when the cat starts doing that." You know a r ...
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