How can we be sure? Read Rev 6 and Rev 8, the Lord said its coming so it is coming. The trick is, nobody knows when. Could it be this fall? Yea but dont bet on it. Why not? "How" and "When" are the Lord's exclusive providence and He holds those cards very close to His chest.
Why even mention this fall then? Because the Lord laid out his signs in the heavens with surgical precision. And, He has been punctuating His shemitah cycles with things like 9/11 and economic chaos. This time it could be a space rock to the face, who knows?
Sounds like you are hedging brother D? Not quite. The Lord has gone out of His way to warn us this time. Between cows with big 7's on their heads to sending brother Cahn to the 4 corners of the globe preaching the Shemitah cycle to the blood moons and solar eclipses, yea you could say this time it is different. Is something big about to happen? Let me put it this way, if something big does not happen after all the Lord has done to warn this world then He went through alot of trouble for nothing.
Perhaps alot of trouble for nothing is the wrong statement. He has my attention and most certainly a few others out there as well. He has our attention. These signs also serve a secondary purpose, they are a warning to the world so on the day the members of this world stand before Him they cannot say they were not warned.
The Lord has emphasized that He wants His Church comforted today and in the days ahead. This is not to say we are not to grieve over all the apostasy and backsliding and all those who will be lost, no that has been conveyed to this writer as well but what is coming on this world is not being sent for us. The flood was not sent for Noah, and what is coming on this world was not sent for us.
The hour is late. What sums up the counsel of the Lord as this nobody understands it today?
We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,e 10so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way:
1. bearing fruit in every good work,
2. growing in the knowledge of God,
3. being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and
4. giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified youf to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
This has never changed ^ and I doubt it ever will. This has been the counsel of the Lord to this nobody for the past 2 years. He has told me to 1. be a man who walks with God and 2. do whatever good my hands find to do. Sounds alot like Col 1:9 above.
We have to know our God. Too many people will find out too late that they did not know Him. What do you mean brother D? This:
Matt 25:1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9“ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
They were all virgins right? Does anyone dispute that the virgins here are Christians? And what does He tell half of them? I dont know you.....
To ensure nobody writes this off as an isolated incident we can go here:
Matt 7:21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
"Lord, Lord" is what they called Him. Christians call Jesus Christ Lord....and what did He tell "many" of them?
This is life or death, all or nothing. Issues do not get bigger than this. I did not write these things the Lord did, but He did impress on me to remind whoever would listen what He said. I can tell you in all my days involved with churchianity I never heard a 'pastor' preach a single time on how few would be saved. Why? People do not want to hear it. That is an indictment on every pastor and every building they called a church that I sat in.
When we are standing before the Lord it will be too late to figure out the Lord meant exactly what He said, everytime regardless of what churchianity or every pastor in the world says. What does the Word say? We, each one of us is responsible for what is written in the Word.
Is this written to make us afraid? There is a place for the fear of the Lord, so part of the answer is yes. But that is only part of the answer. The Lord pushes us toward Him with the fear of the Lord and He pulls us toward Him with His love, mercy, tenderness, kindness, forgiveness etc. We do not serve a one dimensional God!
Where did we start this post? Warning. Something big is coming. We do not have to speculate what the big thing us but it will surely be nasty for this world. How can we know this? We have the book of Revelation and the prophets. Mankind does the same things over and over again making man a very predictable creature. We have been warned and the Lord has our attention. I pray this means things will not be so harsh for us.
We are near the end and the Lord has given us an example to go by to understand the days we live in:
Matt 24.36“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,f but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Noah was the example given. How did things go for Noah and how did things go for the rest of the world? Enough said.
grace and peace