Posted by: cindybythesea | November 18, 2015


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For the hundreds of fans gathered for an evening concert death was undoubtedly, the furthest thing from their minds. No one would have believed as they lined up for entrance that night that before the first song had ended dozens would be laying dead, dying or wounded – the refrain to the words of the song “Kiss the Devil” still on the lips of those who just moments earlier had been waiting happy with anticipation for the evening to begin.

The California band “Eagles of Death Metal had just taken the stage. Eager concert goers smiled for cameras holding hands high in the air with “Devils Horns” as the band struck up the chords to the popular first song. And, as the band got going the enthusiastic crowd began to sing along.

“Who’ll love the Devil?   Who’ll sing his song?  Who will love the Devil and his song?   I’ll love the Devil, I’ll sing his song, I will love the Devil and his song”

“Who’ll love the Devil? Who’ll kiss his tongue? Who will kiss the Devil on his tongue?  I’ll love the Devil, I’ll kiss his tongue, I will kiss the Devil on his tongue”.

Ah, they just don’t write music like they used to, do they? But, I digress.

I think its a safe guess to say that most of the concert goers were neither Satanists nor Devil worshippers, although some may have been – not exactly unheard of these days. But, more than likely the majority of them were simply caught up in the lyrics of a popular song that had no more real meaning or relevance to their lives than the Halloween costumes they had donned just a few weeks earlier.  Just fun and games, nothing serious.

And, I am certain that given the opportunity, the Isis death squads would just as readily enter a church where people are singing “Hallelujah, to the King” as they would a heavy metal rock concert. You don’t have to be singing songs to the devil to be on their hit list.  For you see, the Devil is no respecter of persons, he cares little whether you love him or hate him. His game is death and destruction. And, for him, humanity is nothing but a pawn to be used in the real game which is his intense hatred for the God of Israel and his son, Jesus Christ.

And that is what this is really about.

We would like to think that all we need to do is get together a large army, a few big bombs and go in and smash them.  But this is about more than radical Islam and their ideology.  They won’t be destroyed that easily for the root is far deeper than that. There is a supernatural force that is driving this and it cannot be fought and won with conventional means.

Now that is not to say that I am advocating sitting on our thumbs for that is what our current leadership is doing. What I am saying is that when we lost sight of God, when we ejected him from our public and private lives, we also lost the real tools necessary for winning this fight. For the best of intelligence, the biggest bombs and the most determined armies are nothing when God is not in it. And, with that being the case ….. we will undoubtedly, see more of what happened in Paris and on a much larger scale.  That’s not a guess …. that’s the reality of the situation.

So, where do you and I sit in all of this?

As I mentioned, the Devil cares little whether you love him or hate him. He hates you and that’s enough. When he comes calling, the way he sees it, he’s only coming for what he’s due. By rejecting God, we put ourselves in his game and he is more than happy to come and collect.

I hope if you are reading this that you are putting your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. And that should our lives be called for – the last words on our lips would not be an anthem to the Devil but, one in praise of the Lord Jesus Christ, the one who love us, gave his life for us and is coming again.

The beautiful twenty third Psalm –

“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;  He leads me in the paths of righteousness — for His names sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil;  for You are with me;  Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies;  You anoint my head with oil;  My cup runs over.

Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;  And I will dwell in the house of the Lord, forever …. Amen!”

*A big thank you to blog site Now the End Begins for their post this morning  which provided much of the information and inspiration for this post.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Waiting and watching with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy
















Posted by: cindybythesea | November 16, 2015

Eyes To See

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The world remains in a state of shock at what happened in Paris on Friday night. The gruesome images on the television conveying to our eyes what our minds find difficult to believe – the senseless shedding of innocent blood.

It’s difficult for us to imagine the mentality of anyone who would coldly and systematically carry out the murder of innocent victims. So brutal in their actions, so committed to their goals that they are not moved in the least by the humanity of their victims. And, while most of us would call these people monsters, to others they are heroes.

Yesterday morning, the aftermath of Paris still fresh and heavy in the minds of anyone who had tuned in to their television sets the night before. I gathered downtown with a few others in peaceful protest of a carnage of another kind;  the systematic killing of the unborn. The tens of millions of unseen victims, whose blood though not visible in the public square runs river wide through every city and hamlet in this country and beyond.

And I wondered, if we might feel differently, if the camera captured for the nightly news the blood of these victims in the same way they did for the people of Paris. Would we be outraged? Would we be sad and sickened? So grieved that Facebook and other social media would see sweeping changes as people change their profiles in support of the sanctity of life …. all life.

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 6:17 that God hates the shedding of innocent blood. And for God to hate is a very strong word because his very nature is love.  Therefore for life to have value …..  all life must have value.  It cannot be up to one group or another to decide who should live and who should die based on their own individual agendas.  For the jihadist, the killing is justified by his view of life. For the abortion provider, the same. And each holds fiercely to their own agenda, while the blood continues to flow.

Friends, the Bible tells us that we reap what we sow. And, we have sown the seeds of blood for far too long. As I write this, France is justifiably at war with Isis ….. and with Isis in Syria this means a very good chance of putting France and its allies at odds with Russia, who is in Syria to back up Assad. Not to mention the foregone conclusion that Isis will strike hard and fast at any Western country or city in retaliation.

Make no mistake about it … blood is in our future. There is no good outcome …… with the exception of the coming of Jesus Christ for what is about to transpire.

If you are touched by the spirit of God today and you are not sure of what the future holds for you in these tenuous and tumultuous times. Please pray this prayer with me:

Father, I come to you in Jesus name. Please forgive me for all my sin. Help me Father to change and to live my life in a way that is pleasing to you. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and come in to my life. Prepare me Father for what is ahead with peace, comfort and wisdom. Help me to know that no matter what happens, the enemy will not prevail for Jesus has already won the victory. I thank you Father that because of Jesus my sins are forgiven and when my earthly life comes to an end, I will be found in heaven with you.  In Jesus name, Amen!

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | November 7, 2015

The Red Cup Canary

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She stood within two feet of me holding “the cup“. You know, the plain red cup Starbucks is issuing this holiday season.The one without so much as a snowflake or a sparkle on it to indicate that the holidays are here. Nothing, nada …. with the exception of its plain red exterior that is, if you want to count that. Not that Starbucks ever contributed anything to the real reason for the season anyway, but, at least their cups had sparkle.

I wanted to ask her, the young woman holding the cup. “Did you notice the new cup? It’s just plain red, nothing for the holidays on it“.  But, I didn’t say anything. I’m not all that outgoing anyway, when it comes to striking up conversations with strangers, but, I kept looking at the cup and wanting to say something. But, I didn’t.

What did I think was going to happen?  Would her wrath explode on me for pointing out the deficiency of her cup? Would she have said, “mind your own business” or perhaps looked at me blankly as if I had just arrived from some other planet?  For in this politically correct world, who, am I to say anything about her cup, good, bad or otherwise anyway.  Although most likely she would have said, “Oh, really, I hadn’t noticed” or something to that effect.

The point is political correctness is killing this country. No longer need we worry about someone taking our freedom  from us …. we’ve voluntarily surrendered it! 

First, we couldn’t say Merry Christmas, lest someone be offended, so we switched to Happy Holidays!  Well, apparently that isn’t enough. Maybe, we shouldn’t acknowledge the holidays at all ….. that way no one is offended.

Everyone equal, everyone on the same footing, the plain red cup …. welcome to the USSR, comrade.

And, in some ways that might just be better. For the way things are going now, we’re headed for a repeat of Nazi Germany, where folks are encouraged to spy on each other and to report to authorities real or imagined infractions.

Take any business or job in America and with the right words and the right accusations, any employee can be fired with little or no recourse, the business closed, and the proprietors facing jail time. And it’s  just a short hop, skip and a jump until the same thing effects churches, private homes, (Christian or otherwise) and schools.

You’re teaching Johnnie what????  Next thing you know, the state has removed your child from your home and you’ve been forced to relocate to a new one …..this one with bars.

We’re letting this happen people. We’ve poked God in the eye, sat on our thumbs and arrogantly thought, “hey, this is America, we deserve the good life, let the good times roll.”   And as long as the beer flows and our team wins …. who, the **** cares.


Its very late in the game people. The Starbucks red cup is the canary in the coal mine, in my opinion.  And this is why ….. because its really not about Christmas. It’s about the subtle cleansing of the culture of any vestige of Christianity. And, just like gay marriage is not really about marriage this really not about Christmas …. it is just another means to an end.

It’s so simple and yet so diabolical.

In order to exercise tolerance ….. intolerance must be exercised first.

In other words, until there is no right, wrong, good, bad, male, female, or anything else –  true tolerance ( as they see it) can never take root  ….. therefore, anyone who says otherwise cannot and will not be tolerated.

Once those who resist have been eradicated …… then, tolerance, true tolerance can be established and the utopia of truly equality realized..  No moral identity, no racial identity, no sexual identity, no cultural identity, no religious identity, no spiritual identity. Everyone the same.

First you blur the lines and then you erase them altogether.

The plain red cup.

It’s communism and Nazism repackaged. Same devil, same lie …. new strategy.

Strange as its being “sold” as exactly the opposite. “Eat this bread”,  the devil says and “live”.

Prepare for what’s ahead folks. Circle the wagons. Stop the bread and circus that is going on in so many churches and tell your pastors that its time to prepare God’s people for the hard times ahead. For this time there is no Churchill, no allied army coming to the rescue. Before this one is over folks, it will take the second coming of Jesus to make things right.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | November 2, 2015

A Year For Signs

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“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity of the roaring and tossing of the sea” Luke 21:25

As if scripted by Hollywood, skull shaped Asteroid 2015 TB145 came hurtling towards earth just in time for a Halloween scare. And, while it passed within 300,000 miles of the planet (which in space terms is close), it was just far enough away to pose no real threat passing much closer to the moon than it did to us.

Thought now to be a dead comet rather than an asteroid, the 400 meter rock was discovered on October 10 by scientists in Maui, Hawaii and quickly made headlines for its eerie likeness to a human skull. Fitting I suppose for a dead comet passing our way on the spookiest night of the year.

What timing!  As if the heavens had joined in on this colossal party called Halloween. For what could be spookier than a close encounter with a skull shaped rock with the potential (should it stray off course) for wiping out a city the size of New York. And on Halloween, none the less! I tell you, you just can’t make this stuff up.

I find it interesting that this dead comet should appear unexpectedly arriving within just days of its discovery. So, much for the assurance of forewarning regarding these rogue pieces of molten rock hurtling throughout our solar system. One of which according to the book of Revelation at some point will make impact. But, I digress ……

For the timing of this one (Asteroid 2015 TB 145) to appear on Halloween with the face of a skull is highly unlikely in my opinion to be coincidence.  For this has been a year for signs.

First of all, we had the Bethlehem star configuration that appeared earlier this year. Then, the culmination of the blood moon tetrads which finished with a supermoon over Jerusalem and now the Halloween skull. Wow, that is quite a plethora of heavenly signs.

That is quite a lot in one year and when you think of all the world events playing out at this time, there is no way that this could be coincidence. And because comets have long been considered to be a bad omen, I can only wonder what the passage of a dead comet might mean, and one with the appearance of a skull to boot?

As I was thinking about this, I remembered how Jesus was crucified at the place of the skull – Golgotha.

“Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). John 19:17

Isn’t that interesting? Jesus was crucified at the place of the skull. For a skull represents death. How fitting then that the one who conquered death would be crucified at the place of its very representation. Therefore, I can’t help but think that this sign (the skull comet) was given as a dire warning to a culture who embraces and practices death.

If Ron Reese is right, we are headed for sudden destruction and the start of the tribulation on 11/11/15. Eleven short days, I might add from the passing of this comet on October 31. (If you are not familiar with Ron’s writings, you can find them here. Just scroll down till you find the name of Ron Reese). The number 11 for those of you who might not know symbolic in the Bible of disorder, chaos and judgment.

I have to be honest here. I fear for a culture that is so steeped in death that they not only practice it but they celebrate it. My five-year old granddaughter said to her mother on the day following the blog I wrote about Halloween (which my daughter had not even read yet), She said,

Mom, Halloween is bad. It’s not for nobody and God is not pleased.”

And, while you can chalk that up to a little girl who knows from her mother they do not participate in Halloween, what struck me was the wording. “It’s not for nobody” …. very similar to the words by which I ended my Halloween post (which she knew nothing about) where I wrote, “Halloween, it’s not just for kids any more …. it isn’t for anyone”.

I have to tell you folks that I am very concerned that we continue to practice things that God is not pleased with. He has given us multiple signs this year that should give us cause for deep thought and repentance …. and, yet the party goes on.

It’s possible that Ron is right. And if so, we have eleven days. Eleven days ….. to be ready. And, if that’s the case …..what will you do with those days? What will I do with those days?

It could be our last chance, our last opportunity to get right with God, if we have not done so already and to share with the ones we love.  A very, very serious thought.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | October 29, 2015

Failure to Obey

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“God blessed them (male and female) and said to them, be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it …” Genesis 1:28

As the photo above depicts, Europe is in a crisis. The number of Muslim immigrants saturating and overwhelming the culture at an alarming rate. The United States bracing for the same. According to this report by Breitbart dated July 16, 2015 –

” the United States admits roughly 100,000 Muslim immigrants legally each year”. …..  A number according to Pew Research that will double over the next two decades from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030.” 

And while that number compared to the current population of over 318 million (according to census 2014) seems relatively small, it is nonetheless alarming.

Couple that with the shift away from Judaic/Christian values and we can easily see why Europe and the United States is in the mess that it is. And one of those reasons is failure to keep God’s first and most basic commandment.

Be fruitful and multiply ….

and the way things are looking failure to do so will not be without a cost.

In the days before the sexual revolution and the championing of Women’s rights families were big. My dad was number 8 out of 10 children which at that time was common. And while most of those families were large by default ( no way of preventing pregnancy except by abstinence), they were nonetheless, keeping the first commandment to be fruitful and multiply for according to the Bible, it is God, who by his choice opens or closes the womb.

But in the days since the turbulent 60’s everything has changed and most families (if they have children at all) limit themselves to 2 children. In America, as it is in Europe, these low birthrates along with the scourge of abortion means that we are barely even replacing our selves, if that. Throw in gay marriage which is non child producing and we can see that the demographics are set to shift dramatically …. a fact, that as mentioned above is going to cost us dearly. For Muslim families are by design large. Just do the math –  for unless these numbers change (and at this point it is probably too late) – the demise of western culture is a foregone conclusion.

If Christians had not bought in to the present cultural propaganda of limiting family size, perhaps, we would not be in the trouble we are today. If Christians had continued to have large families, the American culture might have stood a chance at stabilizing itself. For every Christian child that was never born is one less child growing to adult hood who by virtue of their very presence would have provided pushed back against the cultural war which has been waged against Christians and family values since the 1960’s.

I have to give my daughter (Seven Stars) the credit for opening my eyes to this. I myself had only two children by choice. My husband and I believing at the time (mid-70’s) that all we could most likely afford was two children. Not realizing that this kind of thinking is contrary to God’s word for it is completely faithless. For if God chooses to open the womb will he not also provide?

We (Christians) have unwittingly bought in to the anti-God propaganda that has been flooding the culture for the last 50 years.. With the advent of things such as birth control and easy access of the same, we have chosen (by limiting family size) economic gain over the scriptural mandate to go forth and multiply. I see nothing in the scripture that tells us to do otherwise – to down size families as a way of ensuring there is bread on our table.

If this sounds counter to conventional secular wisdom it is – but, we trust God and his word – for it is and always will be contrary to what this world would have us believe. The world said, the lame will never walk again, but God said otherwise, the world said, the blind will never see again, but God said, otherwise. The world said, the dead will never live again but, God said otherwise and Jesus lives today. This is the basis of our faith. What is impossible with man is always possible with God and if he chooses to open the womb in response to his own command to “go forth and multiply” we believe, (or should believe) by his word that he will provide.

As we approach increasingly difficult days ahead, I think that we will see that failure to obey has probably as much as anything contributed to the circumstances we find ourselves in today.  And before we go and blame anything and everyone else including the crazy, decadent and increasingly immoral culture that surrounds us, we must first look at ourselves.

Do we really believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God? Do we really trust God and by so doing exercise what we believe by faith? if so, what excuse do we have for not doing it?  Seems to me that the finger we point at others should be pointed back at ourselves. For if we are truly honest, we pick and choose out of the Bible how and what we will believe and practice as much as anyone else. And that my friends is to our disgrace and shame.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee”  Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | October 27, 2015

Halloween – not just for children anymore

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It’s that time of year again. Costumes for kids, bobbing for apples and wide-eyed children at our doors in search of a sugar high. Yes, Halloween is here again and its popularity in American culture is truly something to behold. When I grew up it was by and large for children – elementary age children and younger. But, over the past few years its easy to see that Halloween is not just for children anymore. In fact, more and more adults are getting in on the “fun” in a big way.

I was out walking my neighborhood this afternoon and the number of houses decorated for Halloween was truly amazing. Movie sets should be so elaborate! Full scale animated creatures, mock cemeteries and other gruesome and spooky scenes of one kind or another adorning the doorways and lawns of the otherwise pleasant and normal looking homes. One home boasted a plastic bag full of bloody body parts hanging from a hook – mock body parts, I will assume – severed head, feet and limbs hanging on display as a trio of skeletons cooley looked on – happy, I suppose that they at least had all their parts. “That’s ok kids, don’t mind the body parts”  – “trick or treat”.

It seems to me that America has developed not just a love for but a lust for anything dark. And as adults get in on the act the themes become darker, more malevolent in nature and increasingly lewd. Just attend any large Halloween gathering in any major city and you will see what I mean.

Many contend that its all in fun. Not to be taken seriously. Maybe its even humanity’s way of thumbing its nose at death and the innate fear we seem to all have of things that go bump in the night. And on the surface that may seem a plausible argument. But, I would contend that if we truly think that  – then, the trick really is on us.

Think about this:

Death:  Halloween seems to mock death. To make light of it. To flaunt and even flirt with it. An effort I believe to counter what the Bible says about death. The Bible says that death has a sting. But, Halloween makes the fear of death seem silly

 “Graves – not afraid. I have one in my front yard –  RIP”.  “Skeletons, no big deal. A little on the thin side but, see I have all my teeth and can still smile”.

But in spite of this, the reality is that death does have a sting. The sting of death is sin because it separates us from those we love but more importantly, it separates us from God.  But because of Jesus, the sting of death (sin) is taken away. Therefore, any attempt to make death less than it is becomes a mockery of what Jesus did by giving up his life on the cross in order to conquer death. It cheapens it.

Ghosts, ghouls and vampires: Whether it’s a sheet, a mask or a black cloak and fangs, what these costumes do is put a face or a figure to what is invisible and from the supernatural realmSomething many in theory say they do not believe in – but believe in or not – these demonic spirits exist and are constantly looking for an open door; an opportunity to influence behavior and thought. And Halloween provides an excellent opportunity for that.

Historically: Halloween without a doubt is rooted in paganism which originated with the Celts who went house to house impersonating spirits and threatening to do mischief unless given food – trick or treat!  Therefore even costumes which are cute and innocent looking as “Bambi in the forest” are as pagan as “red tails and horns” for pretending to be something or someone you are not – to mask your identity –  is something demonic spirits are proficient at – masking who they are in order to get something that they want.

Therefore let me say this. Anything pagan has no place in the Christian life or household. By grace we are saved from sin – which, does not mean that God looks anymore favorably on pagan practices and idolatry now than he did then. Therefore grace does not give us license to practice behavior contrary to God’s spirit and character as if God has some how now become our big sugar daddy in the sky allowing any and all behavior because it is “fun”. God is still holy. And he is due all the honor of a sanctified life from all of us who claim his name.

Yet, many Christians continue to participate in the pagan practice of Halloween or skirt the issue by providing “Christian alternatives”.

I know there is a strong draw to participate in what is considered by many to be a rite of passage for children in America these days and I am sympathetic to the position that it puts parents in. There was a time when I myself thought it was pretty harmless. In fact, my youngest daughter would come home from Halloween trick or treating with a bag so full of treats only Santa at Christmas had a bigger bag! And I was one of the first to search that bag for all the chocolate I could find.  But, since that time, I have watched Halloween morph into something much different than it used to be. And why wouldn’t it –  for the paganism, we cut our teeth on then, has demanded its full due now. And, if you don’t think Halloween has changed since you were a kid go out and take a look at your neighborhood – you might be surprised at what you see.

In closing, I would say this. Over the past few years I have changed my mind about Halloween. I no longer view it as innocent fun.  For behind it, is a power that is doing everything within its strength to drag you, your children and your family to hell.

Therefore, if you belong to Jesus, if he is your Savior and King, if you are awaiting a kingdom that is not of this world. Please consider taking Halloween off of your holiday list, if you have not done so already.

For in my opinion, Halloween is not just for kids anymore – its not for anyone.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy


Posted by: cindybythesea | October 25, 2015


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Sometimes, it’s just time for a change. And since I am no longer technically “by the sea”, I thought it might be time for just that – a change to the name of my blog. To be honest, when I started this blog a few years back, I really could not imagine many more readers than my children, my mom and a couple of other friends. But, thanks to all of you, it has become much more than I had anticipated and I want you to know that I appreciate each and everyone of you who take time out of your busy day to stop by.

But a new name. That was a tough one. I wanted one that would describe not only me but my readers also. For this blog, if anything is a joint venture. The comments section (your opportunity to speak) as important to me as anything I might write. I know when I read other blogs that I learn from the comments section as much as I do from the original blog itself. Therefore after thinking it over, I settled on the new name of “Heaven Bound” for its application to not only me but all of you who are sharing with me in this marvelous journey by faith in Jesus Christ.

It’s interesting when you think about it. Most people, if ask would consider themselves “heaven bound“.  In other words, we all understand that our time on earth is finite – an expiration date sometime in the future for all of us. And when this physical life ends most would agree that our spirit departs the physical body and moves on to another place or another dimension (as some would describe it). But herein lies the confusion, while we are all eternity bound, we are not all heaven bound. And there is a difference. A very important difference.

You see, most people assume that if they are somewhat decent folk – no better or no worse perhaps than the next guy that heaven is in their future. That in the grand scheme of things, when the scales are weighed they will come out on the ok side. But, they couldn’t be more wrong. For heaven does not work like that at all.

The problem is we are all sinners. Yep, that old fashioned word called sin. We were born into it and continue to practice it every day.  And until that sin problem is taken care of it is an absolute impossibility for any one of us to ever share in the blessed presence of God.

And if you think you don’t sin you are only deceiving yourself for a little thing called conscience convicts us every day whether we read the Bible or not. So, when we do reach eternity (as we all will) and the scales are weighed –  with even one sin to our side of the scale, it will never weigh in our favor. And the “good” we do  – no matter how much -can never outweigh it. It is an impossibility – for sin can never dwell in the presence of the Father.

But thank God. Jesus did for us what we could never do for ourselves. He paid the price for our sin – giving his life, so that when we enter eternity the scales will always weigh favorably on our account. That is why the Bible says this:

“God made him (Jesus)  who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

Friends, there is no other way to heaven but by Jesus  If you think that all paths lead to the same place, they don’t – at least not to heaven. So, if you have put your trust in any other person (religious or otherwise), thing or prescribed way of living (even churches and/or world religions), you are sadly mistaken for its not by any of those things that we are saved.

And while some may see this as exclusive – it is actually inclusive as it is an invitation which is open to all. Rich, poor, slave, free, black, white, young and old  – for God is no respecter of persons. As long as we have breath the invitation is equally open to each one of us.

I hope if you are reading this today that you have already made that decision. That you are not just eternity bound but heaven bound. That you have accepted God’s gracious invitation for forgiveness of sin, that you have made a conscious decision to turn from your sin and have made a commitment to follow Jesus wherever you may go.

For to be anywhere else is to be separated from God permanently and that is not a place that God wants you to be. In fact, he has done everything possible (with the exception of making the decision for you) to ensure that that is not the case. And because of his great love wants you (more than anyone else) to be – not just eternity bound but, heaven bound. And, because of his great love, so do I.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy


Posted by: cindybythesea | October 21, 2015

Blood Moons – Post Analysis – Part 2

Image result for jerusalem violence october 2015  Violence and unrest in Jerusalem

In the early morning hours of September 28 residents of Jerusalem came out from the restful confines of the homes (or Sukkah’s) in which they had been sleeping in order to view the blood moon which appeared directly over their city that night.  And, this was not just any blood moon, as you will remember but, a supermoon, – the last of the much-anticipated  2014/2015 tetrad which appeared above them in the sky that night. The moon appearing 12-14% larger than normal as if providing additional emphasis to the importance of this particular series of celestial events.

A Sukkah as discussed in my last post is a “booth”  or temporary dwelling which Jews are required to live in during the feast of Tabernacles. The purpose of the Sukkah is to serve as a reminder of how God provided for the Israelites after bringing them out of Egypt. A Sukkah therefore is a place of rest. So, if it was God’s intention to call them out from the Sukkah the night of September 28 in order to view the fourth and final blood moon it can only mean one thing – the opposite of rest – which is unrest.

And, this has indeed been the case as the blood moon had no sooner than passed when Jerusalem began to see an exponential rise in violence; evidence in my opinion that Israel has indeed entered a period of unrest which will not be resolved until the prince of peace himself (Jesus) returns. Which is not to say that they won’t experience a brief period of peace when the anti-Christ is revealed.

Many were expecting the rapture this past feast of Trumpets leaving many disappointed and scratching their heads wondering just exactly where we are on God’s prophetic calendar. And, I will say it again as I did in my last post- where we are of course is right on schedule. Which in my humble opinion is the of the opening of the sixth seal. And here’s why:

The Fourth and Fifth Seals

“When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, Come!’ I looked and there before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague and by the wild beasts of the earth” Revelation 6:8

After looking at this verse closely, I feel sure that we are seeing the events of the fourth seal in effect at this very time. For who do we know that is presently killing with the sword? Ruthlessly beheading people – Isis. Who is dominating and causing terror across roughly a quarter of the earth?  Isis (and by extension Islamic terrorists). Who is causing famine and hunger with the displacement of vast amounts of people?  Isis. And, who but Isis could be described as wild beasts of the earth? For the Greek word for beast is therion which besides meaning a wild animal can also be rendered (according to Strong’s Concordance) as a “brutal” man – savage, bestial, and ferocious in nature. Which given the extreme brutality demonstrated equally against men, women and children makes perfect sense – hence the opening of the fifth seal.

“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, ‘ How long, Sovereign Lord Holy and True until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?’ Then each one of them was given a white robe and they were told to wait a little longer until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.” Revelation 6: 9-11

Yes, we may well be waiting for the opening of the sixth seal. And unlike the fourth seal which seems confined at least for this moment in time to a quarter of the earth – the sixth seal will affect the entire globe with an earthquake so massive, so severe that every mountain and island will be removed (moved, set in motion, shaken) from its place. An event so powerful that men cry out to be hidden from the wrath of the Lord. A earthquake so massive that only a cosmic disturbance such as a  Planet X type of event could cause destruction on this kind of scale. And that’s just the beginning.

In closing, I would like to draw your attention to the new name I have selected for my blog (Heaven Bound). You will still be able to find me by typing in “Cindy by the sea” but, since I am no longer technically “by the sea” – I thought it might be time for a name change hence the new title. God willing, I will be posting more on this sometime in the near future (details regarding name change and a little bit more about me) but, until then, as always –

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee”  Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | October 16, 2015


Urgent prayer needed for Jack Kelley of Grace Through Faith.

Thank you, Cindy

*10/20/2015 – I received word yesterday that Mr. Kelley is now at home with the Lord. Please keep his family in prayer during their time of loss. Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | October 12, 2015

Blood Moons – Post Analysis – Part 1

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It’s been about two weeks since the much-anticipated fourth and final blood moon of the 2014-2015 tetrad. And, while the rapture did not take place as many had hoped for on the Feast of Trumpets this year, it is apparent (to me) that we are indeed right on schedule with God’s prophetic plan, so, therefore brethren, we should not lose heart.

First of all, there is simply no way that the blood moons with the solar eclipse at the center were coincidence. Anyone who understands God’s prophetic calendar and the supreme importance of Leviticus 23 could not help but  know that these celestial signs were anything less than divinely appointed.

Looking at previous patterns, it is obvious that the tetrads have pointed to or served as celestial indicators of significant events in the history of the Jewish nation. The tetrad of 1492 centered around the Spanish inquisition and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. The same year Columbus set sail for the America’s which would in time provide a safe haven for the worlds persecuted Jews. The 1948 tetrad heralded the formation of the state of Israel. And the 1967 tetrad saw Jerusalem restored as the capital of Israel. Therefore, this past tetrad, the tetrad of all tetrads, God’s supersign, as some have called it, is obviously indicative of something very big in the very near future for the state of Israel. The question is – what might it be?

I’ve been giving this some thought over the past few days and I think I have discovered a clue.  As you will recall, in Leviticus 23, the Israelites are commanded to dwell in booths for 7 days during the feast of Tabernacles. A booth or a Sukkah as it is known in Hebrew is a temporary dwelling constructed outside ones home to remind the Israelite people of how God provided for them in the wilderness while en route to the promised land after leaving Egypt.

“You shall live in booths for seven days; all the native-born in Israel shall live in booths, so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out for the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 23:42–43

What is striking about this last blood moon is that it appeared between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. over Jerusalem on the Feast of Tabernacles. In order for those living in Israel to view it, they had to “come out” of their Sukkah’s in order to see it. A Sukkah has no windows, is generally 3 or 4 sided with a thatched roof of palm branches. Therefore it would have been impossible to view it without leaving the Sukkah …. they had to come out.

Now this is interesting because we would have to ask our selves why would God set this up so that they would have to leave the Sukkah in order to see it. Once we understand this it all falls in to place and provides an important clue to the time frame which we are now in. In order to do this we must first look at what the Sukkah represents.

As previously mentioned a Sukkah is a temporary dwelling places and is generally decorated abundantly with all kinds of fruits as a reminder that it is God who provides all that we need. Just as he provided for the Israelites during the wilderness journey.  It is also serves to reminds us that this world is not our home, but a temporary dwelling place until we reach our real home which (for the believer) is in heaven. So, that being said – and God knowing this – for he commanded it – we must ask ourselves –

Why on September 28, 2015  were the Jewish people drawn from the shelter of the Sukkah in order to view this last and most important sign – a blood moon, a supermoon directly over Jerusalem?

A question which in my opinion should give us some pause for thought as the implications could be huge.

….. to be continued

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

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