The John Wesley Fellowship began in 1977, with Steve Harper and yours truly being two of the first John Wesley Fellows chosen. I have told the story of Ed Robb and AFTE this past Fall on the blog so I will not repeat it. Here are some of the senior fellows attending the meeting. […]
When it comes to signs of the second coming, you need to know how and where to look. For example remember the story in the OT about manna from heaven, God’s Krispy Kreme doughnuts, fresh every morning, but don’t try to stock pile. Jesus told us in the parable of the leaven that God was like a woman making Krispy Kreme doughnuts putting plenty of leaven in them so they would rise and be just right andlight and fluffy.
Then there are the prophecies in Isaiah 55.1-2 who inform us that a dark red beverage will be served in the eschaton. Of course all those wine-drinking translators assumed that this was a reference to wine, but I have it on good authority that the original text of the Hebrew had a word with the following radical read from right to left NWC. When you put in the vowel points and turn that sucker around it reads, transliterated into English, CHEERWINE. Turns out, if we wanted to see signs of the parousia, we should have been lookin’ in the food aisles. Now if somehow someone was able to put these two things together—- as Is. 55.1-2 says we should– bread products plus some kind of wine, then clearly, the eschaton is at hand.
Well I am here to tell you, that this endtimes sign has done happened—- right under the noses of those who live in Salisbury N.C., the home of Cheerwine, which not coincidentaly is just down I 85 a piece from the home of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Winston Salem N.C. Here is the scoop from the Salisbury paper last July…..
“On July 1, 2010, Krispy Kreme introduced a doughnut that included the soft drink Cheerwine, which was to be sold in grocery stores in North and South Carolina during July. The doughnuts proved so popular the Salisbury, North Carolina Krispy Kreme location, in the town where Cheerwine is made, sold them as well, and after July 31, this was the only place to get them.”
This is much like Jesus forewarned in regard to himself. He said false messiahs will come saying here I am, or there I am, but you should ignore them. He will only be found in one place. Are you listenin’ Dunkin Doughnuts and Coca Cola?
As it turns out the following are the signs of the end times, if we are talking about nirvana coming to earth— in the form of Cheerwine infused Krispy Kremes…..
And while we are at it…… that water into wine thing in John 2. I have it on good authority that Jesus whispered to the wine steward “Be of good CHEER, I’ll fix your WINE problem” and he did. The wedding feast at Cana, the first of Jesus sign miracles, involved this very beverage at a wedding, where it is still reguarly served today.
So I am here to tell you the GOOD NEWS. While we may not have seen lions like Aslan lying down with lambs and not thinking of lamb chops just yet, the first of the signs of the end has come and gone—- Cheerwine infused manna (aka Krispy Kremes). And of course all this happened in the southern part of heaven…. the middle of North Carolina 🙂