This kind of activity is unprecedented. The 4 volcanoes are fed by different lava flows yet all erupted together. What does this mean? well, along with the M8 mega-quake we just saw yesterday it means we are seeing record setting earth and weather activity on a daily basis. The lesson here is that business as usual is out the door permanently. We are in uncharted territory moving onto dangerous ground.
Where are all these events pointed? At the book of Revelation. God, the Lord will get man's attention one way or another. Man has denied Him and ignored Him for a long long time. They do what they want and act as if there is no Creator. Well, that time has come and gone and now its settlement time. The Lord will get man's attention one way or another and most will curse Him for it.
Rev 9:20The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. 21Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.
So, what is happening here ^^ is the Lord is kicking the daylights out of mankind and they refuse to give up their sin. We are in the early phases of this now. The economy is teetering on the very edge of collapse and when it does collapse times will get very dark. What will men do? There is only one refuse, one escape, and one hiding place in a time of worldwide destruction and His name is the Creator.
If we are in Christ, why should we fear? The same God who has taken care of us every day right through today will continue to do so. That is called faith, hope, love and trust. We believe in Him, our hope is in Him, we love Him and trust Him. Apart from Him what do we have? Nothing.
The weather events continue to get more extreme, we know that. What we do not know is what will hit where. This uncertainty should drive us even deeper into our hiding place which is Christ Jesus.
|You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs|
|... You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.|
|In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men;|
in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues.
|He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty|
|I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your|
|You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress,|
a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.
Do you think the Lord was trying to make a point with all these scriptures? I do. He said it, He meant it. He really is a shelter. He really is a hiding place.
With all the signs around us we should be watching and ready to meet the Lord. We were told in Luke 21:36 that there is an escape from all and we should pray for it. The Lord brought to my attention the other day that the escape in Luke 21:36 does not have to be the rapture. The Lord could provide 100 escapes if He wants to or He could provide 1 or 2, whatever. He is GOD, remember? So all the arguing and debating about the rapture is a moot point. The escape may be the pre-tribulation rapture. The escape may be something else. The point here is who is man to box in the Lord to what He can and cannot do?
The elders from every nation, tongue and tribe on earth are in heaven as redeemed and rewarded men in Revelation 5. Every nation, tongue etc adds up to thousands, so how did they get there? There is an escape from all in Luke 21:36, thats a fact. And with the purpose of putting an iron trap over the mouths of the endless debaters, let us separate for a moment from the rapture and take it for what it is. Luke 21:36 sounds alot like the rapture but it does not have to be. What we know for a fact is it is an ESCAPE from ALL. And we are to pray for it....Call it what you want but we can call it what the Lord called it, an escape.
If the Lord said it, He meant it. What if the escape from all is not the rapture? What if it is its own unique event? Is that possible? You bet it is. If this is possible then the arguments of the debaters and haters of the pre-tribulation rapture go flying out the window. Since all we know of Luke 21:36 is it is 1. an escape and 2. from all, we have to take those Words at face value.
The elders got into heaven in Rev 5 somehow and they are already rewarded and redeemed. Lot escaped all the fire in Sodom. Noah escaped all the flood. It is time we took the Lord at His Word. If the escape of Luke 21:36 is not the rapture but it is an escape from all, which is exactly what the Word says, then what argument do the endless debaters have now? Truly the face vexing problems with this they cannot overcome.
keep the faith, grace and peace