I spent some time with the Lord this weekend and asked Him to shed more light on His word in a few areas.
Here's what stood out:
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them
When would people be saying "peace and safety?" During a time of perpetual war and fear sounds like a reasonable response. A time like today. It also occurred to me, that as with most other things in the bible we might literally start hearing the this slogan either in politics or in some other widely broadcasted means. This would be a spinning siren light and in our face warning that it's right on top of us.
It's also talking about sudden destruction coming on the people of this world. Depending on the time span over which the first seals are opened in the book of revelation, this could very well be the opening salvo of seals being opened on this world. If they are opened in rapid succession the outlook would be very grim indeed.
The days of the Son of Man-this was probably the most exciting thing that leapt out at me was this idea of the "days of the Son of Man."
22Then he said to his disciples, "The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it."
Why would men long to see one of the days of the Son of Man? Well, we know that the days of the Son of Man are just like the days of Noe:
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30"It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. 32Remember Lot's wife! 33Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left."[d]
The days of the Son of Man are normal days, days very unlike the days of the tribulation period which are days of distress unlike anything the world has ever seen. Today is one of the days of the Son of Man....... The days of the Son of Man are days in which the true Body of Christ still exists on the face of this earth as salt and light. It makes perfect sense that during the tribulation period men would want to see "the good old days" again, but the Lord said they will not. What will be happening on the earth during the days of the Son of Man?
Days of the Son of Man:
Marrying and being given in marriage
buying and selling,
planting and building
Up to the day Noah entered the ark, Then the flood came and destroyed them all. Up to the day Lot left Sodom, when fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. Up to the day that the true believers leave this earth and the events of the tribulation destroys them all.