Monday, Sep 16, 2019


by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio


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“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines 
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23

“Matters of the Heart” is a weekly blog that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart, the issues we all face but sometimes don’t want to talk about. The heart is the programming center of our lives. What is programmed into our heart will affect every area of our lives. Learn how to examine your heart and how to program your heart for success.

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The recent devastation in the Bahamas resulting from Hurricane Dorian has been described as apocalyptic. Other words used to describe this, and other recent catastrophes, have been unprecedented, unrecorded, breaking all records. Do you not find it strange, as I do, that certain events are occurring in ways that have never occurred before? That, while there have always been terrible storms, earthquakes, and pestilence, these things are occurring with more frequency and with greater intensity?  

Although the world wonders why, the reason is clear in the Holy Scriptures. The prophets of old, including Daniel, Isaiah, and Ezekiel, predicted the very events that we are witnessing in our world today. How can this be?

The answer is simple. The Bible is God’s Word and everything contained within its pages is absolutely true. In fact, most of the prophecies in the Bible have already happened, and they have happened with the precision with which they were first written. 

So, what does all of this mean for you and me?

It means that Jesus Christ will soon be returning to remove His followers from this world, just as He said He would. This will occur in a cataclysmic event called the Rapture. It also means that we need to get ready if we want to be among those who will be removed. Why? Because those who are left behind will find themselves living during the most horrific time in human history–the time the Bible refers to as the Great Tribulation.

During this time, the world will come under the rulership of an absolute dictator the Bible calls the “AntiChrist.” He will rule with terror and will eventually call himself God. But he will be Satan personified.

Perhaps all of this is new to you. If so, take heart. You are reading this because God has led you to this post. He loves you and wants you to escape the wrath to come.

But how?

There is only one way. That way is to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. If you have never done so, I strongly urge you to do so now. Here is a simple prayer you can pray:

Lord Jesus, I need You. I come to You just as I am. I desire a personal relationship with You, so I repent of my sin and receive You now as my Savior and Lord. Preserve me from the wrath to come. Make of me what You created me to be. I pray this in Your Name. Amen.

Once you pray this prayer, begin reading your Bible daily. Pray that God will lead you to a good church that preaches and teaches the Bible without compromise. And please let me know in the comment box that you have been born again! I will send you a booklet that will help you get started in your walk with Christ.

Now, it’s YOUR turn: What about you? Are you preparing yourself for the Rapture? Please share your questions and insights in the Comments box below. Thank you!

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