What is happening in the world today is not a 'Japan' issue, its a world issue. The issue is a rejection of God Almighty and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. What is happening in the world must be seen from the perspective of the kingdom of heaven. More earthquakes are coming. More massively devastating earth changes are coming. Read the book of Revelation, earthquakes are a signature judgement:
|At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed.|
Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake ...
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|Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a|
severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred ...
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|I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. ... I watched as|
the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. ...
When people see earthquakes, they should look up. There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. On March 11, the exact date of the earthquake, a comet labeled 2000 P9 was at its closest point to the earth. The effect of this comet and the alignment of the planets likely had something to do with this massive earthquake. The Lord works in and through His creation to accomplish what He desires and sometimes we get to see how He does it before it happens:
There is another incoming celestial body that is code named "comet" ELE-NIN, as in "extinction level event" Elenin. This incoming object is said to be more like a planet and not a comet, but we wont get into that now. Just be aware that this fall around the time of the Feast of Trumpets, we will again have a planetary alignment with a "comet" in earth's hip pocket.
What does this all mean?
It means that what the Lord our God told us thousands of years ago holds true today. This world has trouble on the way for it. Why? They reject the Lord Jesus Christ and the Father. They do not acknowledge Him and they do not obey Him, thus they have a day of awakening coming.
Where does that leave us?
Nowhere new. It leaves us at the same place it always does. A day of "floods" is coming. A day of fire and brimstone is coming. Can you say Noah and Lot? What happened to the righteous and what happened to the wicked? You know the stories....Who is the bride of Christ and who is she waiting for? Which feast days of the Lord have yet to be fulfilled? Who are we supposed to be watching for? Will the righteous share in the calamities sent for the wicked?
Is there a difference between the historical church, who never did see the day the time of Jacob's trouble/Tribulation begin and those who will choose to believe after the judgement/wrath of God fall? Generations of Christians have lived and died on this earth and the closest thing they experienced to "tribulation" was the tribulations of the day to day life on this evil earth. The church, right up to this very day has not experienced THE tribulation, but they have experienced some worldly tribulation.
Is there a difference between the way the Lord treated and dealt with Israel before Christ came to this earth and the way Christians are dealth with now that Jesus is back in heaven? Obviously..of course there is a huge difference. Is that proof that all believers are not treated the same way by God? Yes. Will the believers who have been faithful and obedient right up to the time that the tribulation/time of Jacob's trouble begins be treated the same way that believers who only believe after having a rod on their back? I don't know, ask Noah, ask Lot.
Do you think that as people were treading water outside the ark, about to die some of them might have thought twice and repented? Maybe? What about Lot, do you think maybe while the scorching fire was falling maybe one person thought better of their wicked deeds? We do not know the answer to those questions, but we do know this: Noah and Lot were physically removed from the tribulation of their day. Noah experienced a world wide destruction like the one about to befall the world and where did Noah go? HIGH ABOVE THE EARTH...
Jesus said that just exactly as it was in the days of Noah and Lot, so shall it be when He returns for us. In the days of Noah, Noah was lifted high above the earth to be spared the destruction of his day. Why did Noah have to be lifted up? Because everywhere below was being destroyed...makes alot of sense when we read Rev 3:10:
Rev 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth
There is an hour of trial coming upon the whole world, and we are to be kept from it. How will we be kept from a "whole world" trial? How was Noah kept from it? He was lifted high above the earth. Again, the Lord gave us the context of Noah and Lot to figure out what is about to happen in our day. The scoffers and naysayers cannot keep their explanations within the context of Noah and Lot because if they do, their manmade fables and satanic lies fall apart...quickly. However it is that you are making sense of the return of Jesus Christ, it MUST be within the context of the stories of Noah and Lot. If you have a pet theory or doctrine, and it does not fit perfectly within the context of the stories of Noah and Lot, then your theory of doctrine is wrong...end of story.
We also know for a fact that we are the bride of Christ. We have been told repeatedly to be watching for our Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus to come back for us. We were warned not to give in to drunkeness to the point of vomiting and the anxieties of life as we watch:
Luke 21:34“Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; 35for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. 36“But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may overpower to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Today there are many many anxieties and worries of life in this world. We were specifically warned not to be overanxious about them. Why? An escape is available...a bridegroom is coming back for His bride.
Things are getting worse by the day here on earth. We should not be surprise by this. The scoffers and haters are coming out of the woodwork now to deny and attack anything that hints at Christianity and an escape. We were told to be watching for our Lord to return. That's a simple task isn't it? Watch...now, not later, now. Be faithful, be obedient, be patient. The Lord understands completely what is happening in the world. He will not be caught off guard by any event. Since our Lord is a great Intelligence Officer and Commander in Chief in the heavens, we as soldiers must always be looking to Him for our daily and hourly and minute by minute marching orders.
Keep the faith, dont let anyone take your crown. Patiently endure the suffering you bear today. Watch for our bridegroom to come back for us and call us up with a shout. Every Word written in the bible can be trusted. Let the Spirit of Jesus Christ lead you and guide you into His truth.
grace and peace