“Before Our Eyes”

“Before Our Eyes”

Beautiful and breathtaking; a Homecoming near
The trump sound announcing that Jesus is here
What joy will capture us in the air as we rise
Precious faith is made reality before our eyes

We’ll be changed; transformed from inside out
No longer plagued by sin; nor fear and doubt
Those dead in Christ will precede our ascent
Joined to bodies glorified from fragile tents

Death expunged, victory; hello, not goodbye
Mind of Christ, clarity; no more asking why
That once obscured; will appear clear to view
Lives once shattered; will forever be as new

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (NKJV)
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

“How Beautiful It Will Be”

“How Beautiful It Will Be”

Moments tick by, and the anticipation grows
When Jesus will return, only the Father knows
God’s Children await the arrival of their King
Joy stirs within as praises to Him they bring

They read His Word and pray for those lost
Mindful that Jesus paid for them a heavy cost
How unfathomable are the riches of His grace
How beautiful it will be for them to see His face

Heaven’s joy will be for them to dwell with Him
To know as they are fully known; to be rid of sin
Hope they find not in this tent of flesh and bone
Only in their Savior; through Jesus Christ alone

Titus 2:13 (NASB) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus

“Tomorrow May Be Too Late”

“Tomorrow May Be Too Late”

Anger fans the flame; the hostility intensifies
Momentum builds; it’s only a matter of time
The saints wait expectantly; with anticipation
For their Redeemer; the God of their salvation

Suddenly, He’ll remove them from the stage
Exiting a world of sin, lost in its rebellious rage
What Scripture predicts will be brought to bear
Let this Truth be known; dear reader, be aware

God never changes; His Word remains the same
Seek Him, or you’ll only have yourself to blame
Choose your eternity; don’t gamble on your fate
Heed His call now, for tomorrow may be too late

II Peter 3:9 (NASB)
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

James 4:14 (NASB)
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

“An Eye To The Sky”

“An Eye To The Sky”

A moment of trial; then the joy and glory of eternity
A darkened mirror; then the dawning of a new reality
Awfulness of sin; then its ugliness banished from sight
A decaying, mortal coil; perfected in incorruptible light

An earthly mind ; then a clear mind without limitation
A faith hoped for; then with Jesus, Author of Salvation
A weak, frail vessel; then no physical impediments at all
An eye to the sky; then Heaven-bound at trumpet’s call

I Peter 5:10 (NASB) After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

“Without A Trace”

“Without A Trace”

All around the world, millions will vanish
Without a trace, in the twinkling of an eye
Jesus Christ will come back to claim His own
He will take them to be with Him in the sky

Those dead in Christ will be the first to rise
They will receive bodies new and glorified
After this, those who are alive and remain
Will be changed and join Jesus at His side

A Marriage Supper; a jubilant celebration
Forevermore, the Song of Heaven shall be
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty
King of Kings; Lord of Lords, for eternity

I Corinthians 15:51-52 (NASB)
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

“Warning Signs”

“Warning Signs”

This world isn’t the same as it always has been
Glaring, prophetic warning signs are flashing
People remain oblivious; they laugh, they scoff
Until God’s judgment upon them comes crashing

Eternity isn’t a matter to be cavalierly dismissed
It carries consequences far too serious to ignore
The Bible states the road to destruction is wide
It offers only eternal regret and sorrow in store

There’s a road that’s narrow; at its end is Life
Those who take it expect times of trial and pain
Their Savior leads, guides, and comforts them
They know to live is Christ, and to die is gain

Matthew 7:13-14 (NASB)
13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Psalms 2:10-12 (NASB)
10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the Lord with reverence And rejoice with trembling.
12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Bryan Duncan – “Left Behind”

“As A Thief In The Night”

“As A Thief In The Night”

Jesus, Rock upon which we stand
Our Savior, Redeemer, Foundation
King of Glory, we are in His Hands
Holy One, Author of Our Salvation

Peoples, nations rise against Him
None cannot nor will ever prevail
Fools deceived by their own sin
Oblivious to impending travail

Insanity is the order of the day
Evil on the earth waxes worse
But God hears His saints pray
Against darkness and its curse

We are living in the last days
We must be His salt and light
Quickly He will snatch His Bride
Sudden as a thief in the night

I Thessalonians 5:2 (NASB)
For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

“For Those With Eyes To See”

“For Those With Eyes To See”

Whether it is days or weeks; months or years
Whenever the timing of the rapture might be
When the trumpet’s sound echoes in our ears
Then we will go to be with our Lord for eternity

The signs are obvious for those with eyes to see
This world is spiraling down; quickly descending
Toward a time of utter, unparalleled catastrophe
Still, many scoff at the warnings God is sending

This world will not get better; it is not evolving
Despite the falsehoods many want to believe
Truth is a Person; His Name is Jesus Christ
Only through Him can salvation be received

II Peter 3:3-6 (NASB)
3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
5 For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,
6 through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.