This page was created to allow you folks an opportunity to read the same thought provoking information I receive everyday. Because whether or not an e-mail is from someone that agrees with me or disagrees, I will post their comments. The only e-mails I won't add to this web page are ones that use profanity or are way too long. 


    
Jan 19
Todd - Such a thoughtful and timely article of France's strong overtures of anti-semiticism last week.

May the Lord continue to anoint your Spirit and your ministry


Hey Todd

Every Monday the 1st website I go to is Rapture Ready so I can read "Nearing Midnight". Very insightful article today. As so many events continue to pile up I am amazed that so many pastors continue to preach as though we have thousands of years remaining before Christ's return.

Your article today discusses finances. Tonight I am attending our monthly meeting of the local SBC Association. It is literally dying. The largest church in our Association left the SBC last year. Despite dying, they have a bank account of over $150,000.00 that they refuse to spend on anything. $100,000.00 of the fund is designated for evangelism, and has been for over 15 years (we refer to it as the after the rapture fund because at the rate they refuse to spend it the rapture will occur first). They refuse to use it because the interest from it is "un-designated" and can therefore be used for other things. I know of at least 3 other churches in my town alone who have bank accounts flush with cash for building funds of over $100,000.00 each.

None of these churches do any evangelism or evangelism training. Advancing the Kingdom seems less important than building "their" church(s).

I am not a pastor. I have been a street evangelist for nearly 20 years. I am a certified EE trainer and also teach Way of the Master.

Despite this I no longer attend any local church. None of the pastors want to do active evangelism where we pray, go out, and actually seek the lost. Worse, is that when I was more active the people I brought to the church(s) were not loved nor taught. In the front door and then out the back. Frustrating.


If the rapture comes, I'll be a monkeys uncle! Don't want to go to heaven anytime soon! Can't have sex in heaven.
Todd,

Greetings in the name of Jesus our Savior and Redeemer.

Something came to mind while watching all of these marches in Europe against terrorism. Martyrs. The adversary is using the same tactics as he used in Germany. The Nazi movement needed a group to hate and a Martyr. Horst Wessel was the Martyr for the Nazi cause and the Communists and the Jews were the groups that were placed front and center as the groups deserving the hatred of Germans and Europeans in general.

So this time it is the Muslims turn to be hated possibly, and these "editors" of a satirical irreverent yellow journalistic publication are now the much needed Martyrs, and interestingly enough, the Jews come out looking very good in the eyes of the world. And the President of Egypt is calling loudly for the reform of Islam and getting rid of its barbarous "extremists" parts. Can we see the way being prepared for a "Peace treaty"?

I see two things trying to be accomplished by the adversary here..... First is the very quick preparation of the world to accept global one world religion (all in the name of tolerance of course). The second is still hidden, but is still there.....the silencing of the Christians. If world pressure can change a violent hateful religion such as Islam, surely the same tactic will be used on true Christian beliefs (and indeed already is in the Evangelical circles with this idea of World dominion theology). Also the satanic teaching that Jesus and Allah are the same God, just different names. THAT ONE REALLY pushes my buttons.

Also, I find it interesting that these "freedom of the press" jackass journalists that so greatly mourn the killings of their "colleges" and are so outrage that THEIR freedom of speech is being trampled on, are also the same jackasses that boo'd a pastor in Florida when he wanted to exercise his freedom of speech and burn a Koran. Obviously I was not aware that this right only applies to the left wing news media, and not to individual citizens, Also, why don't they march in the streets for the right to keep and bear arms?


Dear Rapture Ready,

I have kept up with your website for many years, & I just wanted to say that I draw a tremendous amount of hope and inspiration from your daily updates. Times are tough, & my struggle with the Enemy has been a rough one. My life-long fight with depression has been intense, & lately it has been worse than usual due to several issues. I'm not particularly close with anyone in my family (except maybe my mother). My friends are so busy with families of their own. ]

I also recently lost a work-related friendship that I deeply cherished, & although I have sincerely prayed for love to conquer all, at this point it seems like it cannot be fixed. As tragic as it is, it is a blatant reminder that Christ is the only one in our lives who is stable & consistent; his love is unconditional & surpasses all human understanding. Although I try to tell myself that I am property of the King and that I have worth, the truth is I feel utterly alone and valuable to no one. Except for God, everything else in my life seems so empty & meaningless.

I should feel more excited for my future; I just started my last semester in college & landed a great internship opportunity that the Lord has blessed me with. I am praying that I can graduate college & leave my current job in retail for something decent that will at the very least place me in the middle-income tax bracket; however, all it takes is turning on the news to cast doubt on anyone's future. Yesterday, before preparing for the first day of classes, I visited your website and read your "Man it sure looks stormy!" update by Tim Cameron. I absolutely love watching things come together in terms of bible prophecy; & while I do look forward to earthly possibilities, nothing provides me with as much excitement and joy as the idea of Jesus returning for his Bride. It certainly does seem like there is a global storm of prophetic significance that is indeed brewing, and the article by Tim Cameron lingered in my mind. While I was driving to class that same day, I prayed for America, Israel, and the unsaved. I also prayed for myself, since I am feeling weary & uncertain these days. It was a long prayer and though it was a little nontraditional & informal due to trying to pay attention to the road, Jesus must have been listening.

When I arrived to school, I went upstairs to a computer lab to print out my class syllabus. Interestingly enough, at the computer I was assigned to, someone left a bible verse on a piece of paper. It was Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Do you want to know what the person wrote underneath the bible verse? They wrote, "Trust God through life's storms." I find it more than a coincidence that this verse and the encouraging words beneath it just happened to be sitting at the computer I was assigned to. I really think Jesus heard my prayer, & was trying to reassure me. Could he be trying to say anything more? Could it be a sign that Tim Cameron is correct...are the dark clouds really going to be rolling in shortly? I honestly don't know; but this experience brought me a joy that I wanted to share with you. Thank you so much for your website, which has provided me with a sense of purpose and encouragement in some low points in my life. May God bless you and those that assist you in warning others to watch and prepare!


Dear Father thank you for this ministry. Please bless Todd and his staff give them your wisdom protect them from the evil one. Bring those that need to hear you love them and will be there for them to this site. Guard this site from those who would do evil. Amen
Hi Todd...

Just wanted to say, great article on the rising hatred and anti-Semitism in France. It's an eye opener for sure. Thanks for sharing and God Bless


Oct 27
In late August, Google made a direct link to one of our articles on Mormonism. We recieved a flood of emails from members of this cult. Here is a sampling of the notes sent our way:  

I recently read your article on "What is Mormonism". I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and your article has deeply saddened me and many of my faith around the world. You may know that your article is currently being used on Google as the first thing that comes up when you type in "What is Mormonism?" with my church's website being second. Some of the doctrines you have claimed we practice are wrong, and so any who is discovering our church would be very confused. I understand that you are trying to spread your beliefs as well, but if they were shown in a negative way, would you be pleased? I think not. I would ask that you please remove your writings about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, for in fact we aren't "Mormons" but members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Christians, just like yourself. We all just want to be represented fairly, by those who truly know our beliefs and standards.

However, if you would like to publish an article on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I invite you to put aside all your judgements about us, all the things you think you may know, and read The Book of Mormon with an open heart.


Hello, I strongly disagree with the argument you made. You are using a straw man logical fallacy by misrepresenting the vews of the LDS faith to make it easier to attack our stance, moreover; you said in your summary "...many of their doctrines as outlined above do not agree with Orthodox Christian teachings." Is orthadox always right, is what the majority of people agree with right? No, the views of the world are not always moral or correct, for instance slavery was veiwed as acceptable and even encouraged. But was it wrong? Yes, normal is not always right. If you want to know what the church really believes talk to the missionaries and don't make your argument unfounded and biased for the sake of arguing or drawing people away from their faith! Try reading the book of Mormon with an open mind. Try! Ask god with pure intent, faith, an open mind and he will answer. I know these thing to be true and that the spirit is real and is willing and waiting for you to welcome its help, if you find god and light you will find happiness. Don't attack other views to lead them away we believe what we know is true! We will stand for what we know to be true!
Your information on Mormonism is HIGHLY inaccurate. Mormons are followers of Jesus Christ, hence the name the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. This is just one of many examples. This article is so wrong about it's information that it needs a desperate overhaul. I would be more than willing to help you correct these falsehoods if you wish.
Your article is rife with exaggerations, misstatements, and untruths. There are some truths, however. The overall impression you leave is not an accurate description of what Mormons believe and teach. I'm really not sure of your motivation here. It sounds like you are sincere and merely mistaken. You might check your sources. (it must be embarrassing to you to be passing off misstatements and misrepresentations as the truth.)
We are all spiritual children of a loving Heavenly Father who sent us to this earth to learn and grow in a mortal state. As Mormons, we are followers of Jesus Christ. We live our lives to serve Him and teach of His eternal plan for each of us.
What you say about mormonism and mormon doctrine is extremely wrong. I sure hope you are oblivious to how deceptively you wrote that page. I have a feeling that you know perfectly well what you are doing. If that is the case, shame on you. You know that you are intentionally decieving people. Even if those quotes are for real, you took them out of context ON PURPOSE so that people won't believe. Why? What are you afraid of? If the mormon church isn't true than prove it with TRUTH with no guile. If you want people to come unto Christ and be saved, stop worrying about proving other religions wrong and saying what is not true, and preach the TRUTH. You know it is the truth when you feel the Holy Ghost. If you are afraid of people joining a church that is not true, deception is not a righteous way of preventing that.
Your purported definition of LDS beliefs about Jesus Christ are incorrect. Anyone who has either spoken to a member, or even read the Book of Mormon knows that Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World, is central to their beliefs. He is the author of salvation and beside Him there is no other to save us from our sins. He is acknowledged as such in our prayers, writings, preaching and through the living of our lives. Please re-state your definition with correct information, not a slanted opinion.
Your idea of What The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints is completely wrong. If you'd like to learn about what we really believe, please go to {site}
I would like to inform you of a major lie you are spreading on your site. Your definition of Mormonism is extremely inaccurate and needs to be revised. You should fix this error for more than one reason. A) The millions of Christians in the world know it is false. B) It is the opposite of who we are and what we believe. C) It is simply misleading. Maybe you are concerned about the droves joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but it would be in your best interest to have an honest, truthful website. I wish you all the best. God Bless.
I am sorry. You are mistaken on so many levels about my church and what we believe. Who made you the spokesperson for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? Jesus Christ is the Son if God, 2nd member of the Godhead. We believe and teach the King James Bible, along with latter day scripture from true prophets. We have a true prophet now, Thomas S. Monson. Please take your awful information down which misrepresents me and my church.
I'm concerned that your website is giving out wrong information about the definition of Mormonism. More specifically your first paragraph. We believe that Jesus is the Christ and is a member of the Godhead along with Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost. I'm writing to ask you to please take a few minutes to find the correct information from the official church websites below and use it to correct the definition you're using on your oppening paragraph of what mormonism is.
I find it really sad that in trying to educate your readers, you've totally missed the mark when trying to define the lds church. I am a member and convert to the lds church. I happened upon your article, and I must say that it is perpetuating long held misconceptions about Mormons and the lds church. It sounds like the two supposed church members that you interviewed for the piece were disgruntled church members who wanted to cause trouble. You really have it wrong. I respectfully suggest you have a conversation with other Mormons to learn the truth. Or better yet, read the Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrine and Covenants.
Your site's definition of Mormonism is wrong, wrong, wrong. The real name of the Mormon Church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ. It is right in our name. You need to correct your information.
Aug 18
While I don’t think there will be a pre trib rapture I sure hope you are right. The devil is having a field day. We should love each other and prayerfully await an answer to all these questions. We don’t need to divide over them. I could build a good case for a number of positions so I have come to the conclusion that we need to be ready because probation could close any minute by our death. I don’t find the fact that we don’t agree all that surprising or annoying – what is annoying we mistreat each other over these things. Hang in there and try not to let it get you down.
Hi Todd. I was just reading one of your articles and you mentioned the "Flat Earth Society". I thought you were joking. And then I Yahoo'ed them. They really do exist! I busted out laughing, and they think Christians are crazy?? Keep up the good work!
Dear Todd,
I would like to reveal myself to you, it may well be that l am the true Christ ,l know there are many who claim to be as it is in our nature ,as we are all made of the same stuff ,the three infinitudes which are the body of the almighty ,each of us has own portion ,but any portion of infinity also has the same properties as the whole . Please do not hate me... I belive my role is the judgment of this era on this earth ,as l reveal myself to you if you are unable to accept me as being true the world will be judged . As Lott was asked to bring forth from Sodom those of faith .It is not I who wishes any form of harm but as it is the angles who receive my bliss my rapture as my blessing on them and they see all the so called faithful ignoring me rejecting me abusing me ,I said do not hate me for what I am ,as I have no hate for you only good instructions so that you may enjoy the rapture ,and beyond all ,even time and space ,
Mr Strandberg, For several years RR has been on my daily menu to read and study. I just read your latest articles under the Nearing Midnight column andI thought both were particularly well written and informative. The first, about the Hollywood and moral depravity were so very true. It is why I so very seldom go to movies any more. They seem to appeal to the lowest rather than the highest in our hearts. I was particularly interested in the one about the anti-christ. I know that lately it has been popular to believe that he will be muslim. I have read quite a few articles, columns and editorials about it but your article was the first to clearly, and I believe accurately, outline how that is not possible. Appealing to the prophecies of his coming in Daniel 7 makes it quite clear. Thank you for your site and your ongoing contributions. Not that I always agree with you but you clearly think things through.
Dear Todd, I want to thank you for the RR website. It has been such a beacon to me. I did not grow up Christian and had very little teaching of the truth. I went to a Bible study years ago, not to long before I got saved, and the subject was the rapture. I had never heard of it and did not know if it was true. After I got saved I never heard much about it in the church that I went to. Somehow I found your site and what a blessing it has been to me.

The writers are so precious and give so much of themselves to write the articles and do the research. I wish it was possible to write to everyone of them and tell what they have meant to me. I read every article that gets posted.

I am now joyously preparing for the soon return of our Lord and Savior.

Your crown and mansion must be magnificient in heaven.


Hi Todd -- Read your piece on evolution-NOT and loved it. Just a thought:

One -- On speaking to a youth group at our church about evolution-NOT I received this question “You don’t mean we should stop believing evolution and start believing that creation was all there is—we grew up getting evolution fixed in our mind that that’s the way God did things. How else could of He have done it”?

Two -- A pastor at another church told the third service that he had been confronted with the need to interleave evolution with creation and then said, “We weren’t there so perhaps God has use something like evolution to accomplish His purpose”. The next evening I was in a Bible study with one of the men from that congregation who came in all happy that his pastor had ‘solved’ the problem by ‘allowing’ the integration evolution and God. It turns out that his wife was the headmaster at a Christian academy and now she had an answer for all the kids who asked about evolution.

Three – I was cured about my own misgivings once and for all in college when there were a series of lectures on the human cell. It turns out those cells are not just hanging around in a simple ‘bag’ but are totally nursed by a very complex double layer cell membrane. Nothing goes in that is not carefully introduced to the cell by an elaborate mechanism—it is so easy to think that things just go in and out. Nothing goes out that isn’t planned to go out and aided by specialized proteins permanently placed throughout the cell wall. The end of the lecture pointed out that all cells, even the amoeba, MUST have a cell membrane of equal complexity. It may not have quite as many complex protein systems at work because they may not need the same array of nutrients as we do—but the single cell that started life (that is postulated by evolutionary theory) had to be fully developed in complexity in order to support the life processes going on in the cell—from the very beginning. No rudimentary cell membrane will do—no half-baked, somewhat operational membrane is up to the job. Full formed from the beginning. Period.

Thanks to you guys there at RR – it is so encouraging day after day to be reminded of God’s perfect grace and His plan to catch us away—and not too many days from now.


Dear Todd,
I have followed your rapture ready website since sometime in 2007. I had a rapture dream one night. When I awoke, I went to the computer to search for rapture related websites or stories. The homepage of my internet explorer is set to msn. When I clicked on the explorer icon, instead of the homepage opening to msn, it opened to rapture ready. I had never heard of your site prior to this. I took this as divine intervention and have followed it ever since.

I have noticed a disturbing trend in the tone and content of the site's articles lately. I find a lot of name-calling, finger-pointing, and many statements that I consider hate speech. Some writers flourish in the time honored art of bashing our politicians and our church leaders. Some writers have ventured way off-topic, talking about aliens, ufo's, and the return of the nephilim. To the unsaved soul, someone seeking answers, or the curious, we would not look like Christians. Our thoughts would not read like someone whose main focus is on God, love, hope, faith, and good. No, it would look no different than the world, them pointing their finger at us and we pointing back at them. A conflict where both sides lose. Our mission should be to show a way of life that is radically different than any other philosophy or lifestyle out there. One that flies in the face of all that is sane, logical, socially acceptable, or politically correct, yet succeeds and flourishes. Also, looking like far left/right field conspiracy theorists does nothing but turn people away.

Some of the newer articles depart from the basic priciples of the Bible and the life that Jesus lived - a life that we should all strive to live. His love and mercy should shine thru in everything that we do. We need to be transparent in word and deed and truth. If we see any wrong in a brother/sister, church leader, or branch of faith and write about it negatively, all we accomplish is to hurt people - Christians and sinners alike. A few of the articles I read recently have ridiculed and mocked the reader for being "lost" or "left behind." We push away the very people that we attempt to attract and help. If God gave you the spirit of discernment to see the wrong, don't write about it - pray about it. That is the only way to really make a change for the better. Give it to God. I know some things need to be written about, but could we please stay on topic and distance ourselves from the names? The Bible teaches that we are to pray for our leaders, not bash them, ridicule them, or call them names. Pray and vote are the only 2 weapons that a Christian has in the realm of politics. Are we get so righteous, high-minded, and elitist that we can pronounce judgement on anyone that disagrees with our way of thinking? The article "A Special Place in Hell" - who are we to judge? There is so much name dropping and accusation in the Israel Watch that I cannot bear to read it anymore. I'm not all gloom and doom. I appreciate humor as much as the next person, but some of the article titles are offensive if you are a sinner just looking at the site for the first time. Some are elitist, that if you are not in the "In-Crowd," you will not get the "In-Joke" or the "In-Statement." A wise person once told me, "The truth, plainly spoken, is not easily misunderstood." Getting saved and following Christ is one of the easiest things to begin, yet we are the ones who make it so complicated that most people are put-off by it.

Who am I to judge? I'm no one. I've never written an email to you before, nor submitted an article. I have read every article on this site. I have noticed a subtle, but now glaring change in the content of the site. It's your site. I'm not judging, just offering my viewpoint and sharing my thoughts and feelings. Please look at the site with new eyes, as a sinner would their first time here. Please ask the writers to review their articles and edit, re-write, or delete offensive or not Biblically sound articles.

The truth is that the internet will eventually go under UN control. This site will become restricted or deleted because the world sees Christianity as offensive and counter-productive to world peace/unity. The internet may not even work after the rapture due to the loss of infrastructure and natural disasters. So that limits our time to act as NOW! I always thought the aim of this site was to educate people what the rapture is, the signs to look for, and how NOT to be left behind. Remember, the only thing that we CAN take to heaven is other people - our family, friends, and maybe a stranger that we don't even know. We can't do this by and within ourselves. Jesus said, "If I be lifted up, I will draw all men to me." All we have to do is lift Him up in word and deed and He'll do the rest. He said so. I'm sorry for such a long email. I appreciate you reading this. I hope that I've helped and not hurt, for that was never my intention. Peace and Blessings in the name of our Lord.


May 26


Hi, my name is Alicia and I would just like to take the time and say thank you for your encouraging articles. I was at home today cooking and something told me to google God's Rapture( not sure why). I ended up on your site and I'm viewing it in an entirely different light. When I've heard of it in the past, it was never personal or applicable to me. Boy was I wrong. I am a Christian and do believe and love the Lord but I've been feeling recently like I'm not utilizing my gifts as best as I should.( ok I am straying a bit here).

I have spent most of the day just reading various articles on the site and have become so motivated just to win as many souls for Christ as I can. I read what you said about people wanting to help but never stepping up after. Please let me know how I can make a difference by helping you. I do look forward to getting a list from you. I do believe God brought me to your site today and I will spread the word about it as much as I can. Continue to do a wonderful job spreading God's word. Most of us young people can't relate to things in the bible as they would apply to us and that's what really drew me in with the articles. Once again thank you for taking the time, you've somehow revived my spirit and I am so happy that God's love is being shared.


I do not know who or what this Website is. I got to it I don, know how, but if you really believe in the 'rapture' may God really open your eyes. I have been studying this subject & related ones for over 40 years. This is one of Satan's biggest lies. Do not believe me or contact me, just study the KJV with the Strongs. Make sure it is not a basterdize version of either one. That is it you really want to know God truth.  

Just heard a news report say that the Social Security Admin's new list of "Baby Names" has the name Noah at the top = Does this mean we are entering the "Days of Noah?" I'd laugh if I didn't remember how much more work reaching the lost has to be done!
All praise be to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Thank you for your obedience, witness and testimony John. You are correct in the fact the afflictions are only getting stronger, let us rejoice in the Lord as we keep our eyes on the prize; the crown of glory in the resurrection from the dead along with Christ Jesus!

God sent me to your site tonight at 1am to receive comfort, wisdom and knowledge. He is ever faithful and always on time!

I believe that very soon the antichrist will be revealed and the world will fall into the second half of the great tribulation period. Have you heard about the the government making the microchip mandatory in March for anyone who receives a government check, social security, welfare, etc?

I can't wait until Groom comes to get us, His bride! I can't wait to be free of the shell and home with our King Jesus! I thank God for the Holy Trinity! What a gift the Son (word) and the Holy Spirit! I am sold out to the Lord God Almighty!

Thanks again for your surrender to Christ! I look forward to meeting you sometime soon! Until we meet again! Keep up the good fight and finish the race strong!


Dear Mr. Strandberg and Mr. James,

I have enjoyed visiting your site the last few years and reading the various articles. I recently read one of your contributor’s pieces concerning a review of the movie Frozen. I’ve attached an article that I would appreciate you sharing with Christina who authored the Frozen piece. It’s written by another Christian who actually references one of the animators who worked on Frozen and what he had to say concerning the movie’s message.

The article states, “Longtime Disney animator Mark Henn, who worked on Frozen, agrees that the film has a Christian message, but not a blatant one. The film even contains a brief glimpse of what looks like a flowered cross and a coronation service. Referring to the film, Henn told the evangelical Christian Broadcasting Network: “Christian families can use [Frozen] to talk to their kids ultimately [about] honest, sacrificial love … [T]hey can just peel back the layers a little bit and … just have conversations about that.” http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/25/disney-frozen-religious-allegory

Like many Christian parents, I found nothing wrong with Frozen. I felt the story had good lessons, the greatest being that true love is sacrificial and drives out fear allowing us to make mistakes and be who God created us to be. In my opinion, Frozen is a fun and innocent fairytale with some tried and true lessons. I believe it’s popularity stems from the fact that it’s message is one that’s relatable and resonates with people. It is what it seems to be...innocent. It seems both unwise and irresponsible to try and project additional “agendas”that simply aren’t there....such as it having a “gay agenda”. As a Christian, I wholeheartedly realize that we all have to be very careful about what we engage in and allow into our homes. We have to be guided by God and ask for His wisdom to ascertain what He does and does not want us to engage in. I do, however, think there are times when people, if not careful, can make the mistake of becoming so blinded by intense legalism that they see only what they want to see, even if it’s sorely inaccurate.

Perhaps I’m wrong and Disney has a “ hidden agenda” with this film, but in all honesty, I don’t see it for more than what it appears to be...a sweet film with heart and a worthwhile message.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to your reply.