by Jeff Schreve

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The Giant of Fear (3 of 5)
Series: Facing the Giants
Jeff Schreve
2 Samuel 21:18

In the summer of 1996, Debbie and Jill and Amy and Sarah and I moved from Houston to Wake Forest, North Carolina to attend seminary. I didn't have a job. I just knew that God had called me to the ministry and I needed to go to school and I needed to study so we went. I had a little bit of money saved up and we rented a small house and we were there and the Lord was blessing. We didn't have any extras. There was no health insurance because I couldn't afford it and I was working three jobs just trying to make ends meet and then Debbie got a job at the Baptist Book Store. It didn't really pay much but it was a place for her to work and to make a little bit of extra money. One of the perks of working in the Baptist Book Store was that they had a little section of movies and you could rent movies for free if you worked there. This was great. We had Friday night movie night at the house with the girls. They were young. Jill was nine. Amy was seven and Sarah was five. Every Friday night we would have popcorn and we would watch movies together.

I got the movie one night at the Baptist Book Store I found the movie, The Thief in the Night and the sequel, The Mark of the Beast. Well I had heard about these movies but I had never seen them. They were about the rapture and the Antichildren under ten.'' It was rated I for intense. We are watching this movie and all of the sudden this guy is shaving and the rapture hits and his shaver falls into the sink - it is just buzzing there and his wife comes in and he is gone and she is screaming. I look over at my kids and their eyes are like this. They are freaking out. Then all these different people get raptured and then the Anti-Christ comes and then people are getting killed and they show a guillotine and blood. Oh man! Jill finally was like, ''Dad, I can't take this anymore. I don't want to watch this anymore.'' We shut it off and put them to ...

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