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Like A Thief In The Night

Jim Biscardi

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ISBN 10: 0975378651 / ISBN 13: 9780975378656
Published by Mantle Ministries, 2011
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Title: Like A Thief In The Night

Publisher: Mantle Ministries

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Our Lord Jesus Christ told us how to get ready for His second coming. He wants us to prepare as if we knew that a thief was coming to break into our home to rob our property. This is an apt illustration when you consider that at His coming He will "steal" away all those who have trusted Him as their personal Lord and Savior. In 1/20th of a second (i.e. in the blink of an eye), Christians all over the world will disappear, and, along with the dead in Christ who will be raised with immortal bodies, be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. And forever they will live, rule, and reign with Him. But how does preparing for a thief relate to living our Christian life? "Like a Thief In The Night" answers that question in many practical areas like watching and waiting; locking the windows and doors; taking inventory of our household goods; changing our locks; turning on the outside lights; getting a weapon ready; and having an escape plan. It also shows how the "Thief" becomes our Judge, Bridegroom, Commander-in-Chief, King, and our eternal residence Builder. Some skeptics will say, "Doesn't every generation think the Second Coming is near?" That was probably done by God's design. The Lord wants us to be living representations of His sacrificial love in every generation. So He wants us to live our lives, look forward, and prepare to meet Him at any moment. Having said that, we know there is a generation that will, indeed, be alive when He returns. And it appears more and more certain from the signs of the times that we may be that very generation.

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Jim Biscardi Jr. is the author of eight books, including Run The Race of Life- The Real Way (Operation Mobilisation Books, 2002, India, reprinted by Authentic Books, 2008, India, and Petros-Faith Books, 2003, Africa). Many thousands have been produced for pastors and missionaries in India and Africa. It has also been translated into the Telugu language of Andhra Pradesh, India. The leadership principles outlined in his book, The Mantle-How To Dress For Success In Leadership (Cornerstone Publishing 1996) helped win the Presidential Award for Quality from the President of the United States, and other quality awards from the New Jersey Governor and Secretary of Defense for a northern New Jersey Research and Development Center. Jim is founder of Mantle Ministries, and has been president of New Jersey Christian Ministries (2000 2011), both valuable teaching arms of the Church. He is also a columnist for the Tri-State Voice, Christian Life Times, and The Love Express Christian newspapers. He s a Bronze Star recipient, and has been teaching and making disciples of Christ for 37 years. Jim has already left a legacy of many thousands of Christians being better equipped in ministry, many young people coming to Christ, and a revived spirit of unity between Christians of different cultures, geographic areas, and denominations. Before retiring from his secular job as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and working full time for the Lord, he supervised 150 people with 24 subordinate supervisors. He has served as a teacher, deacon, treasurer, home Bible study leader, and men s group leader for churches in the USA and overseas. Besides speaking at many major secular leadership conferences, he s done many Christian retreats, special Sunday School classes, CE workshops, and Christlike leadership seminars for men and women. As a short term missionary, Jim conducted a pastors school for 100 pastors and Christian workers in Tabuk, Regina Province, Philippines.

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