Chapter Eighteen

Sam laid on the bed watching as Robin stood in front of the mirror taking her makeup off, Sam fidgeted with her phone and jumped as suddenly it began to ring. He picked it up and it was Erica “Oh, hi dad… is mom there?”

“She is taking her makeup off do you want me to relay a message to her?”

“No, that’s okay can I talk to her?”

“Sure” he rolled off the bed and handed the phone to Robin. She mouthed “who is it?” and he said “It’s your daughter.”

Taking the phone from him she said “Hi…. No, I haven’t had a chance to…. I will call you when I know… I know honey….. I understand…. Yes dear…. I love you.” and she hung up.

Sam laid back on the bed watching his wife. He loved watching her do her nightly routine. The things women did to make themselves presentable in their own eyes. He never understood why she went through all of that. She didn’t need to for his sake. “So what’s Erica want?” he said laughing.

Robin was finished at the sink and came over to the bed kissing Sam deeply and then lay down across from him wearing her purple t-shirt and her black thick glasses. Her hair was up, she was irresistible to him like that and she knew it.

“Okay, what am I getting roped into!” he said.

Robin told Sam about Erica’s bible study the other night and the girl that had walked in off the street and how she felt that the Lord had healed her addiction to Crystal Meth.

“Wow! That is something!” Sam said listening intently. He was very proud of Erica. She had a heart like her mom and him.

“Ya, Linda has been staying on the couch at Erica’s place for several days now. Erica wants to get her into the Broken Lives program at our church. Sam she wants to know if she can stay here for a while in her old room until she can get on her feet. She has nowhere to go Sam.”

Sam rolled off the bed and walked towards the sink. “I am not so sure having a prostitute-addict in our house is such a good idea Robin.”

“Ex-prostitute and addict Sam. She is a new creation in Christ old things have passed away.”

Sam picked up his toothbrush and brushed his teeth. When he was finished he walked over to the bed and lay down propped up on an elbow with a sigh. “Ya, I can’t argue with that. Is this what you want to do?”

“Yes, can we try it for a while? Sam, she doesn’t have anyone and her parents won’t take her back. She is only 17.”

“Well we need some boundaries. She needs to understand that this is just a test to see if it will work out.”

“I will mentor her Sam. This is going to go so well! Thank you!”

“Well Robin, now we need to talk about that property Aaron and I went out to look at. I think time is of the essence.” He told her about the sign being blown away and how he felt bad for the missionary family over in China. If they were expecting to use this money to pay for doctor bills and the sign blew away they are really in trouble.” He told her about finding the note and the quarter from 1948.

“What did Aaron think about the place?” Robin asked.

“He loved it. He actually put dibs on one of the caves!”

She laughed “I like him, he is very knowledgeable. How much is the property and what do you think it is worth?”

“They want fifteen thousand. Aaron and I talked about it. With the spring, it is probably worth twenty thousand.”

“So now what are your plans with this place?” she asked.

“Well especially after talking to Aaron today. I would like to develop the spring, build a small place with a greenhouse attached to it and get a little prepared in the event things go south. Like Aaron said we may be heading for some tough times.”

“Here is my honest opinion, Sam. I am concerned that if you buy this place you are going to spend every weekend working on it and skip going to church like you did during hunting season. That being said we were planning on finding someplace special to tithe on the money you got from your uncle, I think we should give it to the missionaries in China for their little girl. And I think you should pay twenty thousand for the property if you’re going to buy it. Those missionaries are doing God’s work.”

It amazed Sam how he could pray to the Lord for something specific and Robin consistently confirmed what he prayed for.

I will call them and set it up on Monday with the lawyer. If there aren’t any problems with the title we could close in a week.

Chapter Seventeen

The house smelled like Robin had been cooking all day and both men’s appetite was ripe. Marty went immediately to the kitchen abandoning the men to sit at Robin’s feet, his performance stellar, eyes adoring and tongue drooling. “I missed you too, Marty!” She grabbed a biscuit from the cupboard and rewarded Marty for his performance.

“Are you two hungry as well?” She asked giving Sam a kiss as he walked in the kitchen.

They both answered “Yes!” in unison.

“Good!” Robin handed a plate of well seasoned rib eyes to Sam and asked Aaron if he wanted something to drink.

“Water is fine. Do you mind if I wash up?” Aaron asked.

Robin pointed towards the bathroom down the hall, put his glass of water on the counter and went out to talk to Sam.

“How was your day?”he asked as she snuggled up next to his side. He had just placed the steaks on the grill and turned to embrace her.

“It was really good!” she said and kissed him.

“How was you and Aaron’s trip to the fort?” she teased.

It was very good! Man Robin, Aaron has so much knowledge about end times! He blew me away! You would enjoy talking to him.”

When the steaks were finished they all sat down at the table and Sam blessed the food.

“So Aaron, did you hear about when the most Holy Bishop was elected back in 2013? The number thirteen seemed to weave throughout the entire election?” That was just about the only thing Sam knew prophetically thanks to Robin but he wanted to get the two of them talking.

“Yes, I did Sam, it definitely piqued my curiosity. What is more interesting to me lately is his stand on abortion, same sex marriage, and then some of his statements he has made in regard to merging religions. I was quite shocked when I heard he said Jesus failed when he died on the cross.” Did you hear about that?

“Yes,” Robin jumped in “Wasn’t that strange coming from a Holy Bishop? What a contradiction! Jesus dying on the cross paid for everyone’s sin. Forever! It is the foundation of our belief!

“Yeah, it is beginning to look like this Holy Bishop is a proponent for Chrislam, the one world religion.” Aaron answered. He could tell that Robin knew her prophecy. “Now he is getting involved in our politics here in the USA and other parts of the world. Did you know that he is the only Holy Bishop ever to address congress!”

“I know!” Bible prophecy “being fulfilled before our very eyes!” It will not be long and there will be a one world religion, one world monetary system, and one world government. This character is showing signs that make him a good candidate for the false prophet. It will be well worth it to keep an eye on him and that church.”

“All of these religions have been at each other’s throats for thousands of years and now one man comes along and says, hey, were all on the same team! That is messed up” Sam interjected. “There sure has been a lot of innocent blood spilled over religion.”

“Yes, religion has spilled a lot of blood and will continue until the end. At one time the Mother of Apostles even controlled the word of God during the dark ages.” Aaron answered.

Wasn’t that part of the rebellion with Martin Luther back in 1544?”Robin asked.

Aaron was impressed with Robin’s knowledge “Yes, Mother of Apostles insisted that their bishop’s needed to stand between the people and God Almighty for confession of sins. The Holy High Bishop declared a mandate stating that in order for the people to be saved and forgiven of their sins they needed to pay a higher cost towards charity in the church of course and do good works.”

“There are many pastors of mega churches on television today doing the same thing!” Robin said. “Send your tithe for this prayer shawl and God will heal your broken hip and bless you tenfold!”

“Yes that is called Prosperity movement telling poor, hurting people if they give money to their ministry then God will multiply their savings substantially. Quite a few churches teach that by their charities or deeds they are saved from Hell which directly says that Jesus’ death on the cross was not sufficient.” Aaron said taking another helping of asparagus and morel mushrooms. “This is good!” complimenting her.

Robin wiped her mouth with her red checkered napkin “Yeah, that’s not what my bible says! For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Those bishops are all men just like us and are all subject to deception.”

“Jesus said multiple times to test those that come in His name­, Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them!” Aaron said. “It amazes me how people are falling for this half baked religion!”

Sam mumbled under his breath “yeah, you got that right!” he had his own personal opinion of Mother of Apostles.

Aaron took a big gulp of water and set his glass back on the table.

“I came across something a while back and it is very curious to me. I am not sure what to think about it but it is shrouded in coincidences and conspiracy theories. You have heard of the four horseman of the apocalypse?”

“Yes” Sam said happy to have some knowledge of what they were talking about “The white horse, red horse, black horse and the pale horse. Right?”

“Yes.”

“Isn’t the one on the white horse the antichrist?” Sam said.

“Well that is just it. I am not sure if he is the antichrist or a ruler. I was thinking about this the other day and threw some numbers together and, well, it shocked me.”

Let me run this by you guys,” Aaron offered “Do you remember when our president won the peace prize before he was elected? He hadn’t actually done anything except run for president with a peace agenda.”

“Yeah, I remember, that was bizarre,” Sam said.

Okay so listen to this, the day he was chosen for the peace prize happened to fall on October 9, 2009, the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. That caught my attention but hey, no big deal. They presented the award to him on December 10, 2009 which was Hanukah Eve. That seemed started looking like a coincidence. Was there a pattern forming here? That night in the same town of Oslo, Norway a strange aberration in the sky appeared. Some said it was a rocket. I had never seen anything like it before. They called it the Norway Spiral. Have you seen it? “Hmm… no,” both Robin and Sam said looking at each other.

“Well, listen, there’s more.” Aaron continued. “In the book of Daniel it gives specific numbers between events that will occur. Listen to this. 1260 days after being chosen for this award the president rode into Jerusalem on tenth day of Nissan on the Jewish calendar which also happened to be the same day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem. The Presidential plane flew the vehicle which was made especially for the president over to Jerusalem. Ironically they nicknamed this vehicle “the Beast” because it was impenetrable, well, it broke down so they had to borrow a rig from over there just like Jesus borrowed the colt the day he rode into Jerusalem. Now, is this a coincidence? When the president went through the streets the Jewish people waved flags and laid palm branches down much like they did when Jesus rode through. The day after the apostles and Jesus arrived in Jerusalem Jesus spoke to the apostles telling them about the abomination that causes desolation standing in the Holy place where he did not belong spoken of by Daniel the prophet. That same day, eleventh day of Nissan, March 22, 2013 the president stood in the Holy place , the church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born. There are a lot of coincidences occurring there. In almost every parable that Jesus taught regarding the end times he spoke of the Master or the King and how he was always delayed. Personally, I think the rapture was supposed to happen sometime in 2013 but the world got on their knees for three days during the first part of May 2013. United in prayer and fasting for the direction where our nation was heading, God gave us a period of grace to turn from our sins just like He gave Nineveh in the book of Jonah. Unfortunately as you can tell by today’s news our country has chosen the wrong direction and now the time to pay the fiddler is fast approaching.

I am afraid there is nothing that can prevent the course we have chosen for our own destruction.”

Chapter Seven

Sam’s phone buzzed a little after 3:00 pm. It was Robin.

“Hey, you busy?”

Sam got up and went into the conference room and closed the door.

“Hey honey, how’s your day going?”

“I have been thinking about that dream you had last night”

“Yeah I have been too.” Sam replied “I can’t shake it actually”

“Sam, I think that dream was from God.”

“What do you mean?” Sam said.

“Sam, I looked it up in the bible. Listen to this. This is what it says in Joel 2:28” Robin read it to him

 

“And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. “

 

“What? Are your trying to tell me that I am old?” Sam tried making light of what Robin was saying. She was being serious and it was making him nervous.

“Sam, I am not kidding, please think about it.” Robin pleaded. “What time are you going to be home?”

Sam told her that he needed to work late so he would be home around eight or nine and asked her to have Ben do the chores.

Sam did think about the dream and had been thinking about it all day long. He went back to his office. They had a large contract that they needed to get out that week and this dream had interrupted his thought process.

Many of the other employees were leaving to go home. Aaron stopped by and poked his head in the door. “Hey, you working late tonight? He said.

“Yes, I have to get that Middleton Plaza job knocked out.” Sam said, remembering that Aaron was kind of a Jesus freak. “Hey Aaron, you got a minute?”

Aaron walked in and sat down “Sure what’s up?”

Sam got up and closed the door behind Aaron. “I am not sure how to say this, but I had a really weird dream last night. Between you me and the fence post it scared me pretty bad.”

Sam relayed the dream to Aaron and noticed that Aaron’s eyebrows went up a few times. “What do you think about that? Do you think there is anything to it?”

Aaron said “Well, hard telling Sam. I know in the bible it talks about in the end times that men will have dreams and visions. I think that is in the book of Joel if I am not mistaken. I would have to look it up for sure.”

“Aaron, do you think we are in the end times? Really?”

“Oh yeah, I do Sam. The bible says to keep an eye on Israel. That is God’s time piece. When you see what is going on over there right now you can tell that time is very short. The bible says that Jerusalem will be a stumbling block for all nations. Right now, because they are expanding settlements in Jerusalem the whole world is against it. The world is dictating what they can and can’t do in their own cities! How crazy is that? Would you put up with your neighbor telling you what you could and couldn’t do? So now, everyone wants to take them out. Every nation in the whole world is against them right now, just like it says in the bible. I tell you what Sam everything that is coming down was written in the bile and it is like it was a screenplay. All the actors are in place perfectly!”

“Do you think shit is going to hit the fan Aaron?”

“Yes, I do Sam! It sure says we will go through it in the book of Revelation. I hope I am not here to endure it though! I plan on being gone in the Rapture, but if not the Lord will get me through it. He always does! Have you ever read the book of Revelation Sam?”

“No, Aaron, I haven’t. I have heard how scary and hard to understand that book is and just kind of bypass that book and the book of Daniel as well.”

“Sam, I encourage you to read both of them especially the book of Revelation. Did you know that Revelation is the only book in the Bible that has a blessing associated from reading it. One at the beginning of it, chapter one verse three, I think and also one at the back of the book in chapter twenty two verse seven or eight”…

“Hmmm… okay Aaron, thanks. I appreciate it.” Sam said standing up.

Aaron stood up too and opened the door to leave and turned to Sam and said “Hey Sam, Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior?”

“Oh yeah, I did that at a Monty Edwards Evangelical Conference at the Super Dome in Seattle in ‘93. It was an all men’s Conference, it was amazing. In fact the Lord cured me of chewing tobacco there at the same time. It was awesome!”

Wow, that is cool! You actually got to see Monty Edwards? I think he is still alive isn’t he? He is like the greatest evangelist in America!” Aaron was impressed.

“Yeah I don’t know if he is or not. I think his son Tony took over his ministry.” Sam replied.

“Well Sam, if you ever want to sit down and talk about this end time stuff just let me know. I love it!”

“You know Aaron I might just take you up on that one of these days.”

“Don’t wait too long Sam. I would hate to see you left behind!” Aaron had an infectious smile that made Sam smile.

Sam closed the door behind Aaron and remembered the For Sale sign on the property where they went chukar hunting. Maybe Robin was right? Maybe God was telling him to get ready, to get prepared for a storm about to hit this world.

He looked for the photo and dialed the number.