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    • #1003
      Watching&Waiting
      Keymaster

       

      Hello, everyone!

      I’m so excited to welcome you to our new RITAN site!  A special thank you to Sabrenie and Richard for all the hard work to build this beautiful site!  You guys rock!

      After nearly 2 years on Facebook, we decided it was time to return to our old stomping grounds and do an online forum.  We have all missed the closeness that this kind of site brings.  We had thousands of members on Facebook (our Facebook page will remain), but we miss the intimacy that RITAN once had.  Many of you have been my friends for a decade, all thanks to RITAN.  RITAN has also played a part in 2 marriages, bringing together 2 different couples who fell and love and were married last year! Praise God!

      We have many of the same forums that we did at old RITAN.  It’s pretty self explanatory, but if you want to post a dream, do it in the dream section.  If you have a favorite praise video post in the Worship Video section, etc.  We have added one new forum and it is called “Outside of the Box.”  This is for posts that may seem a bit out of the norm.  It may include, for example, fallen angel (aliens) sightings, articles about Nephilim, or other such topics.  We will play it by ear and make it up as we go.  But a word of caution, we do not want this part of the forum to become a conspiracy theory forum.

      We chose the color red for the RITAN forum, and I think it turned out lovely.  Every time you come to RITAN website, may the red remind us of the precious blood of Jesus, who died for us.  Without His shed blood, we would not be here.  Without His death and resurrection, we would all still be in our sins.  Let our focus on this forum be all about Jesus.  He is the only reason for RITAN!

      So, take a look around, read the rules, and Register.  Feel free to use your old RITAN name and Avatar or pick a new one.  We welcome all of our friends, new and old!  And please have patience with us as we figure out all of the small issues that may arise with a new website.  We will work them out as they come.  Thank you and may God bless each and every one of you!

      Watching&Waiting

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    • #1015
      DonnaDonna
      Moderator

      I very much like the topic picture ~ It’s always been a favorite ~~

      It is exciting to see this beautiful format ~~

      God bless everyone here ~~

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      • #1054
        LookingUp
        Participant

        Thank you so much for starting this website… I’ve missed it!

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      • #1063
        Julie Liles
        Participant

        Thanks for inviting me!

         

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      • #1307
        Jane Walters
        Participant

        Hi and thank you for accepting me.  I’m excited to have found your group.  Marinatha!

        :yahoo:

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      • #2002
        Nann Zinn
        Participant

        So very, very thankful to have this site format back!

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    • #1024

      Wonderful welcome Watching&Waiting! May all our past members find their way here, to fellowship, and enjoy a more relaxed, intimate and caring format together as we have had in the past.

      Thank you W&W, Richard and Bre for your creative abilities and hearts of love to make this happen.

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    • #1029
      Watching&Waiting
      Keymaster

      :rose: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :mail:

       

      Our emojis are back!  LOL!

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    • #1030

      We need the rapture one. I saved it.

       

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    • #1074
      BeckyE
      Participant

      Thank you! I missed this forum too. I’m thankful it’s back! :yahoo:

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    • #1095
      TheWay
      Participant

      I’m in too! Very happy about returningto the website. Thank you!  Lavoietheway – now simply TheWay

      :-)

       

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    • #1097
      Watchman35
      Participant

      Hello Watching & Waiting.  Watchman35 just driving by to say hello.  Happy to be able to exchange thoughts and ideas with like-minded brothers and sisters, and not get unkindly thrown off the site for mentioning the possibility of a high watch time…:)  My thanks to you and everyone else who had a hand in breathing new life back into this site.  Maranatha!!!  BTW.  Any thoughts on what causes the emojis to show up just as text rather than the actual characters?  Here I am 30 minutes back on the site with a technology question…some things don’t change.  LOL

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    • #1108
      Blake7
      Participant

      So glad to have this site back

       

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    • #1113

      I like that TheWay!!! :rose:

      Welcome back Blake7 :rose:

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    • #1155
      lev-nephesh
      Participant

      So happy to see everyone!  Thank you for making this site again!  :yahoo:

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    • #1159
      Elena Olsen
      Participant

      Thank you for accepting me as a member :rose:

      I also was a member of the old forum many years ago,i missed this forum   :heart:

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    • #1165
      Perhaps Today
      Participant

      I am so very happy we have our site back. Been a member since 2011 and facebook got us by, but now it is good to be home.

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    • #1194
      Heidi
      Participant

      So good to see everybody again.

      Thank you Watching &  Waiting.

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    • #1257
      gratefulforgrace
      Participant

      :yahoo:   This was me when I checked the facebook RITAN website for the first time in forever (haven’t had an account at all on FB for a while now) and saw that a new non-FB website is up!!!  Sooo thankful!!!  Praise the Lord!  He knew I needed to know this today – so happy to have someplace to go for more encouragement to keep hopeful in the waiting and stay focused on Him when I get a little stuck in the muck of worry & fear.  God Bless each and every one of you!  Thanks for coming together here!

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    • #1266
      Deanna Lehman
      Participant

      I feel like God led me to you over 2 years ago and cannot wait to fellowship and learn with such wonderful people much love! :good:

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    • #1276
      Angie
      Participant

      Yay!!! I was very excited to hear about this new site :yahoo:

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    • #1288

      Welcome back to RITA dear daughter!! :rose: :bye: :heart:  

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    • #1516
      Loz
      Participant

      Hello family!

      Thanks to Watching&Waiting, Sabrenie and Richard for your hard work and determination in bringing RITAN back to this format, it’s very much appreciated.

      Loz :]

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      • #1531
        SabrenieSabrenie
        Keymaster

        You and everyone are so so so welcome! We three are thrilled at being able to bring it back up and running and for everyone to have a safe place to come and fellowship! :good:

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      • #1567
        Angie
        Participant

        Thank you mom! So happy to be back and see so many old friends. I know I didn’t participate too much but I’ve always enjoyed ‘lurking’ haha!! :rose:

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    • #1542
      Mom of 2
      Participant

      :rose:

      I am so happy about this, said to myself many times I miss the old site !

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    • #1582
      Connie Waters
      Participant

      Waving hello to all and thank you for the add!

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    • #1599
      Peter Blanken
      Participant

      I am glad I am back ‘home’.

      FB was toen dis-attracting. Now I van follow the subjects and conversations better!

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    • #1939
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Tender Reed here, enjoying the reunion :yahoo:   May our love of Him continue to grow and flourish in this site, as well as for each other!

      Love & blessings…TR

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    • #2133
      Peter
      Participant

      Happy to be here!

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    • #2175
      Humble Warrior
      Participant

      So happy they have created this site.  I was on the old site and somewhat disappointed that they moved to FB.  I did follow though.  I like the idea of a website separate from FB much better.

       

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    • #2186
      Cori
      Participant

      It is so great to be back outside of facebook and to see so many familiar names!  :bye: :yahoo:

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      • #2187
        Tom
        Moderator

        Glad you could make it back Cori.  Aren’t the emoticons great???? :flyup:

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    • #2204
      churchgal
      Participant

      Hello watching family!

      So glad have this site back and “see” all of you! Looking forward to the fellowship and the watching together! :yahoo:

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    • #2348
      humblehorse
      Participant

      I’m feeling all nostalgic… B-)

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      • #2552
        Yohanan
        Moderator

        Hi HH!!! Glad to see you again.

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      • #4805
        Tammie
        Participant

        Hi HH so glad to see you are the same, missed your one liners :mdrmdr:

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    • #2350
      MyWhiteStone
      Moderator

      A hearty welcome, brother.  What took you so long? It’s been over a week already. B-)

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    • #2500
      Mom2boyzzz
      Participant

      So, so, so happy to have the site again! And so glad to see so many familiar names. I missed the fellowship of sisters and brothers who love one another, love Christ and love His soon return.  It feels like a family reunion! :thankyou to those who made it happen!

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    • #2519
      Cherished
      Participant

      Now it’s time to plan a Ritan parteeeeey lol. Wow…being back at Ritan and seeing some of the regular faces again just makes me wanna do my rapture dance :yahoo:

      A huge thank you to all that helped put this forum back up…now many of us that need breaks from Facebook can just jump on a sofa here at Ritan and commune with other fellow watchers! :good:

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    • #2540
      Nicole
      Participant

      My heart could literally burst right now!! SO happy this forum is back! RITAN blessed me in so many ways and I know this new forum will do the same! For those that may remember me, I’m chrisnicolecj. Looking forward to growth, encouragement and fellowship! Love to you all! :)

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      • #2551
        Yohanan
        Moderator

        Hey! I know you!! So glad to see you here, Sis!

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    • #2633
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Having RITAN is just the beginning for me.  I’ll be looking for a hug from each of you, when we get there!

      TR

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    • #3049
      Sonya
      Participant

      I can’t believe this site is back! I’m in shock!!!! Thank you our Heavenly Father and for the people who brought this site back!!! WOW!!!!!

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    • #3061
      VictoryChanter
      Participant

      There’s just something so very special about a Homecoming and coming back to see familiar , remembered, beloved  names/faces  who also remember the same memories we share from the past, yet ready to add on more of His Beloveds and share new memories in the making.   Even the emojies were missed!  Many had developed special memories–both good and bad  that we had shared and asked for prayer as we dealt with life’s issues on our way.  that bonded us in His Name and Love forever.    For we had shared in personal ways that helped us grow in Him.  The common theme of Jesus is interwoven  around  us in a special bond– not to be forgotten but forever celebrated for each has a God spark that unites us in some special way.  It’s such a special bond and here we celebrate looking for Jesus soon coming together and His special love bonds as we watch together.  It truly is a God thing that we once again have the opportunity to interact and share , to celebrate this special bond as we prepare to meet in reality one day soon. :flyup: :yahoo:

      Leenie was to oversee the Ritan table for us in Heaven.  A purpose she took seriously–as long , of course, Jesus agreed.  What a wonderful experience to celebrate and remember for all of eternity. :yahoo: :thankyou

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    • #3063
      Loz
      Participant

      :bye:

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    • #3084

      Welcome back sis, you’ve been missed. :heart: A re-gathering and new gathering of us all, hopefully right before the Rapture! :heart:

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    • #3590
      vtwinomega
      Participant

      Oh wow… I am shocked and so thankful to see RITAN has been resurrected. I’m seriously so happy I could cry. :cry:

      :thankyou

      :rose:

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    • #3593
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Welcome VTO! :good: :yahoo:

      TR

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      • #3594
        vtwinomega
        Participant

        Nice to see you Tenderreed!! I’m so glad you are here! I’ve seen quite a few familiar faces I’m happy to see as well!

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    • #4440
      Charlotte
      Participant

      :yahoo:

      Yay! I missed the Ritan forum so much I am glad to be back!

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    • #4450
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Glad your back as well! :heart:

      TR

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    • #4510
      yhwhtalmidah
      Participant

      Hey y’all!

      Oh my goodness! I am so, so very excited to have found y’all again! Last night, I was typing in a different rapture website and slipped in my typing… this website popped up in the search bar and I held my breath. I figured the search had picked up on the old website that I missed so much. Lo and behold, it was this new website and I almost started crying. Oh how I have missed y’all. My heart broke when RITAN moved over to facebook. My husband and I are not on social media of any kind and even though I loved the RITAN forum, we chose not to open a facebook account. So thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing this forum back! Years ago, when Lisa Leenie was still blessing us all and praying for each of us, this was a daily source of encouragement and comfort in my life. I cannot even remember how long it has been… 4 or 5 years I think? The time that has past has only seen our world grow more dark and it is such a huge encouragement to have a body of believers to talk to as the days grow darker before Christ comes for us. I am very happy to be back with y’all. I found RITAN in 2011 when I “woke up” and realized all the convergence that was going on in the world. As we continue to watch for Christ to return and are busy about our work for Him, I am so very thankful to be home here with y’all again, my RITAN family (still excited about our heavenly RITAN gathering room). My family has gone through tremendous struggles these last few weeks. Right as one trial finishes, another comes crashing over us and we have felt like we were barely keeping our heads above water, so to speak. It has been amazing to see how Jesus has sent friends into our lives to encourage us, pray for us, and send us scripture. He truly carries us through the hardest trials of life and now He has brought me back here. I feel very blessed. I am excited to catch up with everyone!

      Love in Christ,

      Heather

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      • #4519
        Geri7
        Participant

        Welcome back Heather.

        I was a lurker from 2014 – May 2017.  I tried to enroll but something happened in the process of getting approval … I got an email saying I need to re-enroll and I think they wanted my telephone number?  So I didn’t bother to re-enroll and stayed a lurker.  I enjoyed reading the threads but I regretted not joining back then because I noticed this is a very special group of believers that are truly looking for Jesus to return.  I was sooo happy too when I saw the announcement on the RITA facebook side of reinstating this website!  This time I quickly joined.  Glad you’re back for the fellowship as we wait for that trumpet to sound. :yes:

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    • #4581
      Tammie
      Participant

      :thankyou I was just so excited when my daughter emailed me stating she had found your link again. I have so missed you. When you opted to move to FB that was sad to me as I removed myself from social media for personal reasons. I have so missed this great family. I am ecstatic to see so many familiar folks, Watchman 35; RitaMay, Loz, Tender Reed, Yohanan, Cherished, My White Stone, oh my and others… I miss Lisa Leenie but know she is certainly preparing our tea time table. I have so missed the encouragement that I have always found on RITAN. As the days are getting so much the more crazy, it was God’s timing to have you appear in my life again. The toil of life has me wondering if I’m just crazy as I know my Lord is coming back and so very soon, I feel this, yet so many around me scoff and tell me “no, there is still much work to be done”, “we have time to harvest”, another 10 years, on and on. I am so full of joy to be reunited with believers who truly see the hand writing on the wall and know the King is coming and we the Bride will soon take our flight upward. :yahoo:

      My cup runs over with gratitude that you are back! Please don’t leave again, unless it is the upward flight of course :good:  I can’t wait to catch up, I have prayer request, thoughts to share, and joy to be here again! :yahoo: :yahoo: :heart:

      love the new emoji too. May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord shine his face upon you!

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      • #4588
        Geri7
        Participant

        :bye:  Tammie,  glad you’re here!

        I’m sooo happy to see you enjoy drinking a cup of “brew-tea-ful” tea! :good:   Woohoo … soon very soon … the drinkers of toxic coffee on this board will be outnumbered.   B-)

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    • #5055
      Jenny Fedei
      Participant

      New here! But excited to be a part of this dynamic community. Ger7 told me about it. By the way, I LOVE the red banner. It’s just beautiful.

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    • #5057
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Welcome Sis, and blessings. Always glad to meet a member of the family!

      TR

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    • #5058
      Geri7
      Participant

      :bye:  Jenny!   Glad to see you here!

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    • #5275
      Todd Tomlinson
      Participant

      It is so great to see the resurrection of the RITAN forums!  I have truly missed the conversations and the wisdom of those who participate.   Great to see so many familiar names and faces.  Looking forward to participating!  Thank you for all your hard work to get this back up and running.

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    • #5324
      Tammie
      Participant

      Welcome Jenny, looking forward to having you as part of the RITAN family.

      Numbers 6:24-26 “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

      :prayer-hands:

       

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    • #5325
      Tammie
      Participant

      Always glad to welcome a Brother in Christ to the family. :prayer-hands:

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    • #10834
      Chris
      Participant

      Hi everybody! :yahoo:

      I can’t begin to tell you all that I’m so very ecstatic to see that Ritan is back!   Felt bad went it went only to Facebook, though I understood why.  It’s just that everyone has something that bugs them, and Facespy  was my one thing.  LOL!  Anyway, I remember most of you. :heart:   Sure have missed the fellowship :rose:

      I don’t know if you all remember or not, but my Dh had suddenly gotten ill with a brain tumor.  I think my last post at the old board was requesting prayers for him.  And thank you for all of your prayers. :heart:   I never did get a chance to reply, as things just started moving and going downhill so fast with his condition that I never had the time, and he passed away shortly after my last post.  Only 1 month after his diagnosis.   My Dh owned a business.  He was a relatively young guy, so he didn’t have a continuity plan for his biz in place, and it was up to me to keep things going for awhile, until I could decide what to do.  His biz was fairly high tech, which I am absolutely not, and had never run a business before!  Fortunately he had lots of good employees that were able to guide much of my decision making, but suffice it to say, I had my hands full, and during that time RitaN moved to facebook.  Well, just thought I’d give you a brief update on what’s been going on with me, and let you all know that I’m doing okay.

      I have sure missed everyone.  Been looking through the posts, and see lot’s of familiar and  beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. :yes:   One name that I haven’t seen yet is “Dan”.  He was a mod on the old board, Is he still with us, and just busy taking care of the Facebook part of Ritan?

      Well, looking forward to fellowshipping and praying, and watching for the return of our blessed Savior with you all.  I have to tell you that He was with me every step of the way during my Dh’s illness, and afterwards, and still through today.  God is so good.  Hallelujah, what a Savior!  :amen:

      Love you all! :heart:

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    • #10849
      MyWhiteStone
      Moderator

      I’m Dan Whitestone on the FB site, Chris, a mod there and here now, more like a lurker/mod, but never was one on the old site.  So maybe it was another Dan way back then.  Nice to have you back!

      My wife of 47 years, Linda, died nearly five years ago.  I thought I would die of grief.  Then, right about the time we went to FaceBook here, I finally met Kolleen at a brunch.  She was NoOtherRock on old RITA.  We’ve been married almost 2 1/2 years now.  Surprised by joy…

      I expected the Rapture for sure in 2012.  And many times since.  I wonder if excitement and anticipation of thrilling events is going to cease in Glory.  :unsure:    This ride hasn’t been a lot of fun sometimes, but I’m still really excited.

      God bless you, dear.

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    • #10861
      Chris
      Participant

      Hi Dan,

      I remember your moniker, “my white stone”, on the old board, but don’t think that I knew your real name was Dan.  I think I had your name and David’s name mixed up in my mind.  Been a long time.

      I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of your wife Linda, and extend my condolences.  I understand your grief.  But my, the Lord is so good, He brought you Kolleen! :yes:   I do remember Kolleen as well.  My hearty congratulations and best wishes to both of you!

      I’ve been expecting the Rapture since the 70’s, and am still excited thinking about it.  Every day is a new experience when looking at the News headlines.  I think that we’ll always be excited about new and thrilling things, even, and maybe especially in Glory.  That’s the way the Lord made us, and I don’t think that is ever going to go away.  I can’t begin to imagine all of the new and exciting things that we’ll witness and participate in on the other side of the Rapture.  Gets my imagination sparking just thinking about it.

      Good to see you again, and God bless you as well.  :yes:

       

       

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    • #15891
      Trust His Timing
      Participant

      Was on the old site way back for several years, and lost you when you went to Face Book but found you again. Glad to be back. Have continued to be a fervent ‘watcher’ through all this time and excited that these recent COVID events are setting the stage for tribulation….and we’ll be outa here before the wrath begins……When you being to see these things begin to happen, look up for your redemption draweth nigh….horay!

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    • #21164
      Goldenknight
      Participant

      Hello Ritans,

      It’s Goldenknight, so exciting to see the site back. I use to be a members years ago and then the site went away. Boy, do we have a lot going on now prophetically speaking than we did back then! I saw Loz and Yohanan (sp) – hopefully I will see more from the past.

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      • #36284
        Perhaps Today
        Participant

        Welcome back Goldenknight, I remember you from the old site. Good top have you back with us.

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      • #36485
        Goldenknight
        Participant

        Thanks Perhaps Today. Sorry I did not respond earlier. I’m not on here a lot unless the topic warrants.

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      tenderreed
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      Welcome back!

      TR

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      Jim
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      Ola.

      Newbie here.

      I am going to teach until I get banned or Christ returns.

       

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