For some people no amount of evidence is ever enough. In the spring and in the fall we get major quakes. The pattern is firmly established with objective evidence. What happens in the spring and fall? We are aligned with the incoming destroyer. What is the destroyer? Who knows, who cares, does it really matter? Call it whatever you want the effects will be the same.
What effects could you possibly mean brother? These effects:
Rev 8. 5Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11the name of the star is Wormwood.a A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
Notice with me that earth based excuses (like 'post glacial rebound etc) don't exactly cause stars to fall out of the sky or cause the sun to go dark etc. Something (the destroyer) up above our heads, 'out there' in the heavens will cause these things. Yes, the Lord will be the initiator of it all but how does he bring forth His judgement? He does it by destroying the creation with the creation. Example? The flood of Noah's day. It rained alot and destroyed almost every creature on the earth. Simple right? Today we would hear "oh that happens all the time" or "there's nothing supernatural about rain, there's no judgement here move right along!" They would have to say this of course while in their death throes but it would be and will be denial right up till the very end.
Today the earth is scorched and rocked by earthquakes. Every system man relies on for support is crumbling around him and yet we hear denial from the masses. The largest natural catastrophe in United States history does not happen all the time and thats what we had this year with the record drought. These cyclical patterned earthquakes that for all intents and purposes killed the nation of Japan (albeit slowly through radiation) are not 'business as usual'.
The Lord comes with among other things EARTQUAKE:
|the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise,|
with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire.
With this said, no man knows the day or hour of the Lord's coming. Everyone who said you can know has been proven wrong by time. The enemies plan has been exposed. What does he do? Build up events that are empty to get people to think something will happen and nothing happens. He pulls and pushes, he shakes and quakes you rattle your faith and patience. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken
|... This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable|
things will remain.
What card does the enemy still hold in his hand? 2012. Who built this year up? The enemy and his servants, not the Lord. When 2012 passes without anything apocalyptic happening, how many people will be shaken loose? Many.
I do not know when things will happen. The Lord could turn things upside down tonight, who knows? We should be prepared for the Lord each and every day, that is where the 'other tribbers'-pre-wrath, post-trib are so wrong. They tell you all kinds of things still need to happen before you can escape to be in the sky with the Lord, and they are wrong.
2012 has been built up by the enemy but the enemy does not know the mind of the Lord. He can guess, but his guesses have been incredibly wrong. He guessed that by crucifying our Lord he would thwart the Lord's plans for mankind. We know how that turned out-THANK YOU JESUS!
Luke 17 and Matt 24 tell us it will be like the days of Noah when judgement and escape happen ON THE SAME DAY. He tells us NOT of tribulation in those days but of eating and drinking, planting and building, marrying and giving in marriage-hardly the content of the book of Revelation, Chapters 6+ agreed?
The people will not see it coming when it strikes. Did the people of Noah's day see the flood coming? No, even when they were told. How about Lot, did the people of Sodom see the fire coming? No. As it was then so it will be again. Noah escaped all, Lot escaped all. Not a drop of the floodwater did Noah tread. Not a single fiery ember did Lot shrug off his shoulder. So shall it be at the coming of the Son of man. NOT the second coming mind you:
Luke 1730Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32Remember Lot's wife. 33Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 37And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
We have an open door in heaven in Rev 3:8, and an open door in heaven in Rev 4:1 and what do we have in Rev 5:6? A BODY, a lamb looking as if it had been slain. Slain body? Dead body? Yea, like right here:
37“Where, Lord?” they asked.
He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
You don't have to do any biblical gyrations to equate a dead body with a dead body. WHERE LORD? Where the dead body is. And where is this dead body? It is standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spiritsa of God sent out into all the earth.
And where is the throne? IN HEAVEN, not on earth. Court adjourned. So, where will those people who are taken go to? WHERE THE BODY IS. And where is the dead body? Standing in the center of the throne. Luke 17 and Rev 4 puts the issue to bed.
All this was a long way of saying the sings are here that the Lord is near. When we see all these things we are to look up for our redemption draws near. While we look and watch we are to be patient and faithful. The Lord knows the enemy plan to shake us. He tells us to be patient for a reason. If you can be shaken loose you will be shaken loose.
We inherit the promises through faith and patience. Those who keep the Word of the Lord's patience will be kept from what is about to come upon all those who live on the face of the earth.
Heb 6:12 so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Rev 3:10Since 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.
May the grace and peace of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.