Billy Graham – Another Methuselah?

Billy Graham celebrated his 93rd birthday this week!  What if God allowed our generation’s most famous evangelist to prolong his life until the Rapture of the Church? It’s just a thought! Don’t say I predicted that this would happen.  But many scholars have noted with interest that Methuselah, the biblical character who apparently lived the longest, died in the very year that Noah’s flood began.  (Do the math from Genesis, chapter 5 and Genesis 7:6.) No one knows for sure, but it is possible that Methuselah was a godly man and that The Lord held off the Flood until his life was finished.

 Now Billy Graham is growing old, and the Rapture of the Church is obviously growing closer!  The Rapture won’t take place until the last person of the Church Age accepts Christ as Savior. Our omniscient (all-knowing) God knows when that last person will say “yes” to Jesus. And our omnipotent (all-powerful) God could extend Dr. Graham’s life a few more days or years.

 Of course, it doesn’t matter whether Billy Graham lives that long.  He will still go up in the Rapture, and like my sister reminded our saintly mother, Mab, who had longed to live until the Rapture, “The dead in Christ will rise first” (1 Thessalonians 4:16).

 Here’s another thought.  What if you have not yet accepted Christ, but you are the last one who will do so before the Rapture?

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3 Responses to Billy Graham – Another Methuselah?

  1. I have always thought that Billy Graham was like John the Baptist ” One crying in the wilderness”, His message has always been “REPENT”. When I became interested in prophecy 35 years ago, I told everyone I knew that I believed He would live until the time of the Rapture. Even knowing about the two witness in rev.- I really think he is the one- From beginning to now, the same message- Repent, Repent, Repent! Of course, we all know this may just be a fancy of my heart, but What if??????
    Thanks, carol

  2. Roger says:

    Hi There Admin,
    Thanks for the info, A group from the mother’s cathedral frequented the particular Billy Graham Collection within Charlotte now last Friday morning and am experienced the privilege of becoming a member of their particular group. We were informed more than fifty, 500 people experienced went to the particular library in only three months because it opened up within June.
    Keep up the posts!

  3. Bill says:

    Tha rapture will be for those Christians who are living IN CHRIST. That is, those who daily seek God’s righteousness in their thoughts and deeds. The Bible refers to thse individuals as Firstfruits…the best from the offering. People make the mistake of including all Christians in this categaory. Not true. Firstfruits walk with God as did Enoch and, if liviing, will be taken up prior to the Great Tribulation. Don’t fortget, however, the world is also full of Carnal Christians! Those Christians who do not seek God’s righteousness daily. Our walk with God is, AFTER SALVATION, is the key to being part of the Rapture. First comes Salavation….Accepting Christ as our individual Savior. This action establishes a RELATIONSHIP with God just as each of us gains a biological relationship with our biological father. Once attained, that Relationship with God can NEVER be changed! It was a gift! God does not take back gifts! HOWEVER, our conduct AFTER salvation (Relationship) determines if we will be, if living, in the Rapture. The Rapture is a reward for those Christians who are readyby following and seeking His Righteousness in our daily life. Carnal Christians will be left behind to experience the Tribulation and may be martyrd for their faith. See the Parable of the Twelve Virgins, etc All believed but, not all were ready when the Bridegroom came and the door was shut! Carnal Christians area also referred to in I Cor. 3:3. RELATIONSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD ARE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SUBJECTS!

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