Friday, January 21, 2022

Friday Musings: Nothing Is As It Seems


Dear Highly-Prized Servants of the Most High, 

Strange things are occurring on planet Earth. Things, that make my head spin and make me wonder what is coming next. Most of you have heard of the Tonga Volcanic eruption and seen the videos of the explosion and of the resulting tsunamis. Just a natural occurrence?  It was a massive explosion, nearly 10 megatons that sent strange gravitational shock waves across the planet. Videos emerge of an incoming object that struck the sea right before the explosion. Hmm. Many are saying that this was indeed a missile and perhaps a demonstration of one of our enemy's capabilities. I have no idea, but I wouldn't put it past Russia or China to do something like this. My bet would be on Russia, because based on what I'm hearing from reliable sources, war could easily break out with them in the near future. (See Articles below) There have been massive movements of troops and weaponry in the past week, along with US Navy ship deployments. Something is definitely up. 

Then we have the strange announcement by Great Britain that they are lifting all restrictions and mandates related to Covid-19. In addition, with SCOTUS's decision this week, here in the US, some companies are lifting their vaccine requirements.  It would appear that things are turning around in this area, wouldn't it? But that only makes me more suspicious. Think about it. The truth about Covid and the vaccines and how useless the masks are and the lockdowns were, and how so many are dying from the vaccines.. is all coming out. Slowly, but it's coming out. At least for those who have ears to hear.  The Luciferian elites have been caught, exposed. So, now what? 

This sort of goes along with my post this past Monday. Perhaps they will focus on the light side of the snake for awhile, make the people believe things are going back to normal and the good guys have won! Members of my family believe that. In fact, some think Trump is still the President! This will lull people into complacency as they go about their daily lives like sheep to the slaughter. 

Oh, MaryLu, you're such a pessimist, you're such a downer. Why do you have to focus on the negative all the time?  I received an email along these lines last week. Believe me, I hate being negative. I hate bringing bad news. I didn't ask for this. 

But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the horn and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away for his wrongdoing; but I will require his blood from the watchman’s hand. Ezekiel 33:6
 
Okay, so why do I believe these lifting of mandates are not a good thing? Because I believe there are a group of extremely wealthy, elite, powerful bloodline families who worship Lucifer and run the world, and they've been planning a One World Government with them in charge for thousands of years.  They released Covid purely to get the vaccine into humanity to kill off as many people as they could and for those who survived, to control them through technology inserted in the vaccine. They also eventually will use the injection to alter human DNA into something not human in order to prevent people from being able to receive salvation through Jesus Christ. (A.k.a. The Mark of the Beast)

That is why I don't believe for one second, they are throwing their hands in the air and giving up. Everything that happens has been planned long ago. They've made contingencies for everything. They are 20 steps ahead of us in this chess game. So, I caution you from celebrating your freedom just yet. Actually, please celebrate your freedom in Christ, because that's where true freedom is!! And whom the Son sets free, is free indeed!  

Hence, I believe they are up to something else that will cause further catastrophe across the globe and distract the masses from the evil perpetrated on them by their elites through mandates and vaccines. What could this catastrophe be? I personally think it will be world war, but it could be any number of things, maybe even a new and deadlier disease. 

All this means for the true believer is that Jesus is coming soon! Today is one day sooner to seeing our Lord than yesterday. So, keep the faith, and always remember that we are salt and light here on earth. We are the ones keeping this evil at bay because God's Spirit lives within us. Nothing can touch us outside His will. We are children of the King of Kings. Think of how much you love your own children and know that God loves you infinitely more than that. If you can even comprehend that, then you surely realize that He will not allow you to fall. He who keeps you neither slumbers, nor sleeps!
 
 
The V and V
DNA testing to be added to Covid Screening.  This is alarming. Don't let them have your DNA
 
NWO
Microsoft WORD unveils new "woke" feature that will monitor your language. Just what I need, my writing program to monitor my words.  
Direct TV ends contract with OAN news network (one of the few who talks about truth) 
New Virtual reality vest will enable users to have sex in the virtual world.  Yeah, I know. Disgusting.. but this is our world 
 
 Earth Groaning
 
Evil/Immorality
 
War
 
Persecution
 
Famine
 
Signs in the Sky
 

 
 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

FREE EBOOK. When Angels Cry!

Greetings!

I've put When Angels Cry (Guardians of the Saints, 1) on sale for FREE from January 16th-January 20th.  So, if you haven't read it yet, here's your chance. Please feel free to tell as many people about this sale as you are led. I want to get this book out into as many people's hands as possible.  This is a very important book for the days in which we currently live, and I believe the Lord gave me a very strong message within the story for both Christians and unbelievers. 
 
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In the not too distant future… Wars, plagues, and famines ravage the world, immorality and violence are rampant, and the Bible is outlawed. Angelica Smoke, a single mother and cocktail waitress, ascends the steps of a megachurch to deliver a message from God to the one man she hoped to never see again. 
 
That message thrusts world-famous pastor Daniel Cain into a whirlwind of confusion, causing him to seek out Angelica and demand an explanation. But the woman broke his heart once and is now involved in a fanatical cult. Even being seen with her could damage his career. Still, he cannot stay away, and the more time he spends with her, the more he begins to doubt everything he believes. 
 
Angelica is a seer. God grants her visions of the future, but she has no idea what to do with them. Her top priority is protecting her son—from the world, the culture, the devil, and especially from Daniel. But God keeps throwing them together, causing her fears to rise and reopening old wounds that threaten to tear her soul apart. Angels watch over the couple, protecting and hoping they will make the right choices. But the angels are limited in what they can do as the end of the age comes to a close and the spiritual battles intensify, not only for Angelica and Daniel, but for all humanity.
 
 
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After the sudden disappearance of her parents, Nyla Cruz was left with the care of her younger brother and aged grandmother.  After World War 3 began, famine, violence, and disease ravaged the planet, transforming the calm world she once knew into hell on earth. With the arrival of the Neflams, hope returned, bringing a semi-peace under the New World Union.  Now, all Nyla wants to do is use her position as leader of a NWU Peace Keeping team to imprison all Deviants—the ones who caused all earth’s troubles.  When a chance arises to infiltrate a local group, she agrees to go undercover. Their leader, a preacher named Daniel Cain, is on the NWU top-wanted list, and his capture could mean a huge promotion and a chance to change the world for the better.  

After recovering from the shock of being left behind, ex-Navy Seal Calan Walker is determined to overcome his past mistakes and be a powerful force in the Kingdom of God. So, when he is recruited to be a bodyguard for the greatest Tribulation evangelist, Daniel Cain, he jumps at it. He learns much under Daniel’s tutelage, but when a beautiful woman weaves her way into their underground church, he is suspicious, yet intrigued and enamored. He cannot allow his heart to rule over his head. Never again. 

As the earth endures the first half of the Tribulation, Angels are dispatched to aid and defend the remaining saints. Their job?  Do not interfere in free will but battle all evil attacks by Satan’s warriors. However, that becomes more and more difficult as countless hordes of evil beings are being unleashed across the globe.

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Monday, January 17, 2022

What if the Light you are Walking toward is really Darkness?

God has been stirring something in my spirit lately that I feel led to at least mention here as a warning to anyone who reads this.  Let's think about something for a minute. Our enemy, Lucifer, the Devil, Satan, whatever you want to call him, is very very very smart, smarter than the wisest human ever was. In addition, he's been around for thousands of years, six thousand that we know of and probably many more thousands before that. He was one of the archangels (the top angels) in God's Kingdom before he fell. Think of the things he knew, he heard, he saw. Now, think about how long he's had to study mankind, to learn how we think, what motivates us, what we desire out of life, what's important to us. 
 
The Scripture tells us that Satan is the master deceiver, the Father of lies. 
 
He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and half-truths. John 8:44
 
So, put yourself in his shoes for a moment. His goal is to get everyone on earth to reject God, reject Jesus's offer of salvation and to die in their sins so that they will join him in hell. But there are a bunch of those blasted Christians here on earth!  You know the type, they pray, they love Jesus, they follow Him, they do good works, they live moral lives. These are the people who would never willingly reject God and follow Satan. Satan knows this. It makes him furious. But remember, he's very smart. 

What if he created something that looks like Christianity, a path that appears to lead to the light, to truth, to Godliness and freedom, but ultimately led to darkness and hell? Then, his only goal would be to "trick" as many of these Christians to get on that path. Since many Christians would be unwilling to move from the narrow path they are on, he has to come up with a way of pushing them toward the wrong path. 

Enter the Hegelian dialectic principle. Here's one definition
 
Hegelian dialectic an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which an assertable proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by its apparent contradiction (antithesis), and both reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis). Also called Hegelian triad. 
 
To summarize, you have a goal toward which you want to push people, so you create two contradictory paths, one apparently evil and one apparently good. Decent people will avoid the evil path, and because they've been taught that anything that opposes evil is good, they gravitate toward the good path, not realizing that both paths lead to the same place. 
 
This is a common theme throughout Satanic literature and cults. The dark vs the light, the two-headed snake, the male and female components of the Baphomet, the upper and lower parts (alive and dead) of the Kabbalah tree of life. If you've studied Free masonry, you'll often see the checkerboard, black and white theme throughout. In fact, most Satanic cults portray themselves as good, merciful, holy even, when you first join, but as you progress through the stages, you find out who you're really dealing with. I will not go into detail about these cults in this post. Please do your own homework.  


Governments also use this method to get their people to do something they want or to believe something they want. The method goes something like this
 
  • The government creates or exploits a problem in which attributes blame to others.
  • The people react by asking the govt for protection and help (safety and security) to help solve the problem.
  • Then, the government offers the solution that was planned by them long before the crisis occurred. 
 
Sound familiar? But I digress. We, as true believers, need to be as wise as serpents, Jesus told us. We need to test all things and do our own homework. Yet so many of us are being tricked into following a path that by all appearances looks great, holy, Christian, and leads to light. I'm talking mainly about the Great Awakening and the Q movement, which I have spoken about before. However, now, I'm seeing it in a different light. I'm seeing it as a trick to get God's people to go down the wrong path. 
 
Satan really doesn't care much about politics or the Great Reset or Vaccines or anything like that unless it serves his goal of ruling the world and taking as many to hell as he can. So, he gathers a group of evil world leaders who worship him and he puts others in power who do his will and they all start implementing ideas like the Great Reset, the World Economic forum, digital currency, poisonous vaccines, etc.. that all represent the dark side. In truth, Satan exposes the evil and the evil plans that have been in the world for thousands of years. We just haven't seen them, haven't been aware of them until now. 

Naturally, every God-fearing, freedom loving person will turn away from such things. So, then Satan creates a light side. He cloaks it in Christianity by using Scripture, he talks about freedom, patriotism, goodness, justice and morality and he puts in a leader people can worship. He also sprinkles within this path, hints of what's really behind it by using certain phrases hidden within the narrative, but they are there for those who have eyes to see. 
 
All you need to do is check out some of the Q drops for certain phrases about "the light" and other new age ideas. They are loaded with them. Although Scriptures are quoted, I have been hard pressed to find any mention of Jesus.  And did you know that Michael Flynn, a proponent of Q, has more than once quoted from Satanic literature? His prayers are deceptively sprinkled with New age and Satanic inferences for those who are discerning. 
 
Along with all Satanic cults, The Great Awakening, does not tell you who is running the show.  It appeals to Godly Patriots with the promise that all the evil in the world will be abolished, all the evil people will be arrested, and a time of Godly peace will prevail. The white hats, the good guys will win!  It's all about "ascending", about moving toward the light, the good, the holy and pure. It's about mankind evolving. Walk toward the light. But what light? The light of Lucifer. Lucifer is the Light bearer to them. Lucifer is the good god and God is the bad god. This is what they believe.
 
In truth, the Great Awakening is a new age movement that will lead you straight to hell. It is the light side of the two-headed snake, the trick of Satan to lead as many Christians as he can down the wrong path. He wants to distract you from what's really going on, keep you from focusing on God and Jesus and keep your eyes on a political figure or on some future utopia. Please check out this Map of the Great Awakening. Look at all the New Age references. Then scroll down to see the levels of ascension.  This should terrify anyone involved in this. 

Am I saying you'll lose your salvation if you believe in the Great Awakening? No. That's up to the Lord. But what I'm saying is that any path away from God will end up causing you trouble, and if you go far enough, you'll end up in jeopardy of your soul. I speak from experience with family members who are very heavy into this. One of the main things I've noticed about them in the past years has been their drift from the things of God and their increased love of the things of this world. 

Okay, MaryLu, so what? You've told us this before. Yes, I have. And maybe you've been warned and you are steering clear of anything to do with the Great Awakening movement. But do you think Satan will stop there? We live in the end times and in a time of great deception. And I want to warn you to be careful of ANYTHING that looks good and Godly on the outside. Check out everything. Test everything against the Scripture. To do that, you have to know the Bible inside and out. You have to be in it daily and study it.  I'm even talking about churches, Christian conferences, You tube videos, sermons, and/or any good "movement". Be very very careful. 
 

 
 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Friday Musings: EveryOne Born of God Overcomes the World!


Dear Invaluable, Greatly Loved, Remnant Saints of the Most High!

It would appear that a part of the world is waking up to this great Covid/Vaccine deception. Documents are being released that show conspiracy at the highest levels, including our beloved Fauci (who knew?) Reports are coming out that it is the fully vaccinated who appear to be filling hospitals and dying on the streets, including many healthy athletes. Though I'm sure the Globalists are doing their best to hide the numbers, Life Insurance companies as well as funeral homes are telling a different story. Deaths have skyrocketed. Skeptics might say these are all due to Covid, but with over half the population vaccinated, why are the deaths going up and not down?  Even the Pfizer CEO admits that the vaccines aren't working. And now the Supreme Court has ruled that private business vaccine mandates are unconstitutional! Yay! That is surely a victory to be celebrated. I do wonder about those who work for the government and the military. Has anyone heard about that? And of course health care workers are not exempt, which breaks my heart. I believe we will soon experience a shortage of health care professionals, either dead from the vaccine or those who have quit because of the mandate.

The vaccines are killing people. The evidence is overwhelming. But why would they want to kill so many people? This is where things get hard to understand. It's called evil, and it's a hard thing for most normal people to wrap their heads around... that there are people who want to depopulate the earth and they are doing this on purpose, that they have planned this for centuries. If you have read the Bible, especially the book of Revelation, then you know that this is supposed to happen. This kind of Satanic evil exists and those who follow Lucifer will have their rule over this planet, but only for 7 years. Then Jesus, the Lion of Judah, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords will return, toss them all in the Lake of Fire, and rule and reign here for a thousand years!  

Despite the truth being seeped out here and there, they are still mandating these vaccines in many places. In parts of Canada, they are taxing the unvaxxed. My friend in Germany says things are pretty much off limits for the unvaxxed and I know that's true in parts of Australia, Austria and other countries. Here in California, my governor has promised to send teams door to door to vaccinate people (I won't be answering my door) And let me not forget that there's a bill before the Washington Legislature that would incarcerate the unvaxxed in concentration...whoops, I mean quarantine camps. Such camps seem to be popping up everywhere. Hmm. It would appear they have plans to lock people up in the future. Meanwhile, prices are soaring, and food is scarce. But Jesus told us this would happen. What I don't understand is why most Christians don't see it.

Did you know they are turning on 5G this month? I am hearing it has something to do with the graphene they have injected into people through the vaccine. Will we see a lot more deaths or maybe people just getting sick or going crazy? I have no idea. There are many days when I wonder what to believe or who to believe anymore. Ah, yes, Jesus is the truth. He is the only one we should believe. 

So, how will these Satan worshiping Globalists react to their secrets being exposed? Many are predicting they will unleash another more deadly disease, or perhaps start World War 3, or initiate a fake Alien invasion? Anything to distract from their evil agenda. 

But the truth is, we who know Jesus and who abide in Him don't need to worry about any of this. We need to keep aware of what's going on so we will not be deceived (hence, the reason for these Friday posts) but we should NOT DWELL on these things. Our main focus should be on our Savior and on things above. Remember, we are not of this world. We do not belong here. When we gave our lives to Jesus, we became a different sort of being.. a new creature. You may look the same on the outside (or even older) but you are a walking eternal child of God. NOTHING can harm you or your loved ones as long as you walk in the light. Nothing and no one can snatch you from the Father's hand. But you must stay there, abiding in Him. 
 
We know with confidence that anyone born of God does not habitually sin; but Jesus who was born of God carefully keeps and protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know for a fact that we are of God, and the whole world around us lies in the power of the evil one opposing God and His precepts. 1 John 5:18-19 Amp

It should come as no surprise, then, that the world is pure evil and increasingly growing more and more evil. But God keeps and protects us! And we, through Jesus, have already overcome this world!  Rest in that!

For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our continuing, persistent faith in Jesus the Son of God. 1 John 5:4 Amp

And Now for This Week's Articles
 
Please read the following article. It's not long and Mike Adams is very knowledgeable 
 
The V and V

EVIL 
 
Famine
 
 Apostasy

Earth groaning
During the past 7 days, there were 6 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above, 43 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, 240 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 836 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0,
 
Biggest quake: 6.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, USA, Jan 11, 2022 12:35 am (GMT -11) 2 days ago
Biggest quake today: 5.1 quake Bering Sea, USA, Jan 12, 2022 3:46 pm (GMT -10) 17 hours ago
Most recent quake: 5.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, Chile, Jan 13, 2022 1:19 pm (GMT -5) 25 minutes ago
 
 NWO
Full list of Western Media Outlets who participate in Chinese propaganda events                                  
 
War
 
Signs in the Sky
 
Prophecy
 
 


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Angels Among Us?

 A friend sent this to me (thanks, Lynn)  and it totally blessed my socks off. Besides, it goes along with the new book I'm releasing in February, When Angels Battle. Watch this. I guarantee it will bring great comfort and love. 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Too Close to Lose Hope: Random thoughts about the Rapture


 I spend a lot of time just chatting with the Lord. I talk to Him as I would a friend, and I hope that's okay with Him. I think it is, because He's my Father. In fact, He's the only Father I've ever known, and if I had an earthly father, I would love nothing more than to visit him and tell him everything on my mind and receive his comfort and concern and most of all, wisdom. Anyway,  I've been telling the Lord recently how frustrated I am about what's going on in the world and the church and how exhausting it is to continue watching for His return and see so many prospective dates pass us by. Mind you, I've been actively watching since 2016. Every year that goes by, the prophetic voices on the internet give new dates to watch... new timelines... new reasons to believe that this date is the one! I admit to getting caught up in it far too much. Why? Because this is not my home and I want to be with Jesus more than anything. I make no apologies for that.

In one of these conversations with Jesus, He reminded me of how wrong all the religious leaders were in His day about His coming. in fact, none of them recognized who He was. Even His disciples thought Jesus had come to save Israel from Roman rule and become their king. It's easy for us in hindsight to look back through the Old Testament and see all the prophecies about His birth, His life, His suffering and death, but at that time, all they saw were the prophecies about His Kingship, His righteous rule over the Earth. Think about this for a minute. The Old Testament said the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, Come out of Egypt, and be a Nazarene. How confusing is that? How can anyone come from three completely different places? Yet, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, did go to Egypt as a child, and finally settled in Nazareth.  I guess what I'm saying is that no matter how much the great theologians, prophets, or pastors search the Scripture for the Rapture date, it's quite possible we all miss it completely. And maybe we are supposed to. Maybe the Lord just wants our heads deep into His Word searching and learning and growing as we look for new insight, for it is only when we are in His Word that we truly grow to be like Him. 

People in Jesus's day completely missed His first coming, and similarly, today, people who don't believe in the rapture, are missing that event completely. They are only seeing His second coming and not that He comes to rescue His bride for a 7 year wedding (which mimics the 7 day wedding in Jewish days).  The truth is, the entire Bible prophecies of a wedding between God and His people, starting in Genesis. 

I do not listen to random pastors or prophets online. The men and women I listen to bear the fruit of true righteousness. I'm talking about people like John Fenn, Pastor Sandy Armstrong, Pastor Patrick Winfrey, Rhonda Empson, Midnight Hour Oil, Dr. Barry Awe, Robert Breaker...  The truth is, some of these saints are talking about an imminent rapture and some are talking about a great revival or great outpouring of the Holy Spirit before the rapture. This, I admit, has left me confused. As I've shared with you before, I do not believe a Global Revival before the rapture is Biblical, but could there be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit before we leave? God can do anything, of course, and certainly there could be pockets of revival across the globe, especially as things intensify.  But which is it? If we are heading toward an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit, then certainly that would take some time.. a year or two. People would have to be repentant and want to know the Lord and basically fall on their knees before Him. Revivals do not take place without repentance. But what would cause the people of this evil world to repent?

And why do I hear from very Godly people both things? One, a Holy Spirit revival and Two, the rapture is soon. This has left me in a quandary. Why? Because I'm watching world events and I do not see any move toward repentance. In fact, I see quite the opposite. I also see the New World Order growing stronger each day, freedoms stripped, many people dying, a forced poisonous injection, increased immorality, and a very apostate church. Well, I don't need to go on. If you read my blog, you know what's happening. In fact, once Covid swept over the planet and I realized what was happening, I knew we were in the end times. If things move forward in this trajectory, and the Globalists do not back off, then I foresee things getting much worse this year. It's quite possible the unvaccinated will be thrown in quarantine camps, the economy will collapse, initiating the Great reset in which digital currency will replace physical money, World War 3 may start, and food and fresh water will be hard to come by. These are the things I'm seeing starting to happen. Would these events, these troubles, cause people to repent and come to the Lord, and hence an outpouring of the Holy Spirit? Quite possibly. However, with the current state of the lukewarm church, I just don't see it happening. Christians who have been trained to believe God is their Santa Claus in the sky will most likely abandon Him when things go bad. 

So, which is it? Outpouring of the Holy Spirit or the rapture of the Bride? There are Scriptures in the Bible about a Latter Rain, a final harvest of saints. There are also Scriptures about a great falling away before the rapture and a sudden departure or rescue in the middle of great disaster. Hence, just like the religious leaders from Jesus's time, we are left with 2 scenarios. Both can't be true. Or can they? In the past, they were both true about Jesus, but both prophetic events were for different times. 

I'm just thinking outloud here, trying to tie all the pieces together. Believe me, I want a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I want to see many people saved, including most of my family. I pray for that every day. But what would cause such a huge move of repentance? Remember 9-1-1? How all the churches were full and how even our congressmen stood on the steps of the Capitol and recited the Scripture? How long did that last? What about when Covid started? Has that caused a great revival in the world? It is my personal opinion that more disasters will not cause people to fall on their knees before God and repent (which is the only thing that will initiate an outpouring of the Holy Spirit)  

The only thing that, to me, would cause such a huge move of repentance would be the rapture of the Bride. Just imagine what all your unsaved family members and friends would do when you are suddenly gone, especially if you've told them over and over about Jesus and about the rapture, or you've left them Left Behind letters. They aren't going to believe the narrative that aliens kidnapped us. Think about all the lukewarm believers whom Jesus says He will spit out of His mouth? They will know exactly what happened. All these people are going to fall on their knees and repent, truly commit their lives to the Lord, and never look back. These are the multitudes mentioned in Revelation.. the Tribulation Saints.

Therefore, I believe there will be a Great Outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Great Revival AFTER the rapture. Nothing else makes sense to me. And one more thing. I clearly heard the Lord tell me during one of the times I was expressing my frustration, "Why are you listening to men? Listen only to Me."  Good point. 

Sorry, I know this is long. If you're still with me, no, we may never know the exact week or month of the rapture, which is fine by me, but the Apostle Paul said it would not catch us off guard. In other words, we would be well aware that we were close. 
 
But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.  1 thess 5:1-6

And based off everything I see happening in the world, I believe we are close. Weeks, months, years? I don't know, but in all honestly, I don't see how we have years. I could be wrong, but don't lose hope. Keep looking up. Keep telling your friends and family that Jesus is coming back soon and they'd better be ready. So what if they think you are nuts. You are in good company. Some of the greatest people who ever lived have been labeled crazy, including Jesus Himself.