Friday, August 03, 2012

When These Things Begin to Take Place

Luke 21:25“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

The destroyer is inbound to the earth.  The Lord has had this writer's attention on what is above our head now for quite awhile.  Does that make sense with what is written?  What does the Lord tell us?  Men will faint from terror, but why?  Because the heavenly bodies will be shaken.  All those who scoff at the idea of an incoming destroyer also scoff at the Bible.  The Lord has told us the heavenly bodies will be shaken.  The nations will be in anguish at the roaring and tossing of the sea.  The scoffers and shills can scoff if they want to, but they offer no explanatory evidence for what is happening to the world today.  An incoming celestial body like a brown dwarf or black dwarf star could cause the roaring and tossing of the sea, and could cause all of the heavenly bodies around us to be shaken.  What explanation do the shills give us to the earth and space changes we are witnessing today?  They give no explanation, the scoff but offer no explanations of their own.   They have no unified theory that ties all these things together.

I am not claiming that I know for sure "what" this destroyer is, but I do know for sure what is about to happen.  What is about to happen has been explained to us above in Luke 21:25+ and throughout the rest of the Bible.

The Lord tells us what is going to happen then He tells us when these things BEGIN to happen to lift up our heads for our redemption draws nigh.  Notice He does not say after these things happen (post trib) , or in the middle of these things happening (mid-trib/pre-wrath).  He says when these things BEGIN to happen.  This is a word of encouragement for us all.  The Lord told us His return would be like the days of Noah and Lot, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage right up till the day of destruction.  The Lord's Words here paint a picture of normalcy.  Is eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, marrying and giving in marriage a picture of the tribulation or a picture of PRE-tribulation?  It is a pre-tribulation picture.  Just as it was in the days of Noah and Lot so shall it be in that day.  Did Noah escape all of the flood?  YES.  Did Lot escape all of the fire and brimstone that destroyed Sodom? YES.  Is there another "escape all" event promised that we can lay hold of?  YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

 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.”

Bottom line here?  Noah escaped all, Lot escaped all, YOU CAN ESCAPE ALL.  I could care less what the mockers and scoffers say, WHAT DOES THE LORD SAY?  The Lord has given us sure and precious promises to hold onto.  We lay hold of the promises by faith and patience

Heb 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

And there is that word patience again..The very word the Lord reminds me of often.

There is an escape from all, there are some who will be kept from everything that is about to happen (the Lord's Words not mine):

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.

These who will be kept from the hour of trial, what did they do?  They kept His command to endure patiently.

Things are getting so weird in the world today it feels like I am living in the twilight zone.  The servants of the enemy are openly performing satanic rituals at the olympics, the superbowl etc and the world could care less.  Put dark satanic rituals on tv and people don't care, mention the name of Jesus anywhere and you have a hornets nest of protests, lawsuits and government harassment to deal with.  So you tell me the time we are living in.

It is always darkest just before the dawn.  What do we have to do?  Keep the faith, be patient and so we will inherit the promises held out to us.

May the grace and peace of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with us.