Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More Drama Lined Up for This Fall

As if this fall hasn't been stacked heavily enough by economic collapse anticipation, incoming comets (Honda and ELE-nin) and Nuclear meltdown, we now have this piece of the puzzle to add to the mix:

This week the Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will fly to Washington on a diplomatic mission. His goal is formidable: pre-empting the "diplomatic tsunami" threatening Israel in September, the Palestinians' target date for declaring their internationally sanctioned statehood within the pre-1967 borders. Netanyahu wants to keep the US at his side while preserving the territorial status quo in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

What does this have to do with Christianity you ask? Israel is the center of the world. Israel is the apple of our Lord's eyes and....this fall on Sept 29 the Feast of Trumpets begins for 2011. The fall feast days are the only feasts yet to be fulfilled prophetically and the Feast of Trumpets has the rapture written all over it.

This writer is not predicting the rapture on any given day. The Lord could come for His Bride (us) on any day and we were told to be ready every day for that event. Just so happens that this fall, in August comet Honda arrives and "comet" Elenin will be just 30 days out from its closest point to our sun. In September the earth, the sun, mars and Elenin will all align. That spells gravitational and electric and magnetic effects on the earth that will probably not be good.

Why write to you about the planets and the stars? Because our Lord told us to "look up" when things starting happening on earth. Our Lord told us there would be signs in the sun, moon and stars:

Luke 21:28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and ...

... But when these things begin to happen, look up, and lift up
your heads, because your redemption is near.

Luke 21:25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the ...

... “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of
nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves

The powers that be appear to be convinced of what is coming and they are advertising it to the world. Our Lord already told us thousands of years ago what was coming and yet many people remain in denial today.

This writer sees all these things as evidence that the Word of God is true and it can be trusted to the letter. This writer sees these things as a coming "flood" just like Noah experienced a flood in his day. Noah was spared the flood in his day and we were promised to be spared the flood in our day:

Luke 21:36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

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.

2 Peter 2:4For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,a putting them into gloomy dungeonsb to be held for judgment; 5if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 6if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men 8(for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— 9if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.c 10This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful natured and despise authority

The debate over which rapture view is correct is over as far as this writer is concerned. The objective evidence that proves the pre-tribulation rapture to be true is overwhelming. Only those watching for the Lord's return TODAY are in obedience to the Lord's command to watch always and be ready always. The "other tribbers" willfully defy the Lord's command on this point and therefore have made themselves vulnerable to a number of unpleasant effects. Disobedience never pays, and willful disobedience in the face of direct commands is an invitation for judgement.

We have been commanded to We have been commanded to be We have been told that we are the Bride of Christ and our Bridegroom is coming back for us unexpectantly. Study the Jewish wedding custom carefully. When the bridegroom goes to the Father's house to prepare a place for the bride, then what is the next step? The unexpected return of the Bridegroom for the Bride. That my friends is indisputable fact.

Be encouraged today as you see the approach of the flood. Remember Noah, remember Lot, remember who you are: the Bride of Christ and what that means.

grace and peace