On 1/31/18 this world saw a super moon which was also a blue moon which was also a blood moon. Statistically speaking having all of those at once is rare indeed. We know that the moon is a sign for Israel. I am posting this the day after the sign and no rapture took place, Israel was not invaded, in fact nothing much apparent to the eye took place at all. So why write about it? It was absolutely a sign for us and for the world. (I forgot to mention it also fell precisely on the new year of the trees for Israel (Tu Bishvat).
I saw two people in recent history give excellent summaries of what a sign is. If you put a warning sign right at the edge of a cliff and the first time people see it is when they are going over the cliff, the sign failed to do its job. The warning signs are put out 100 miles, 50 miles, 20 miles, 10 miles, 5 and even 1 mile away warning people that a cliff is coming up and to be ready for it. So it is with the warning signs the Lord has given this world. He started years and years ago, warning this world of what is coming and He has not stopped the warnings. Nobody will be able to say "where did this come from" when the Lord drops His divine hammers on this world. Wrath and judgement are coming. No, its not popular to talk about it. People want good news and ONLY good news but the Bible I read is not written that way. Yes, there is good news but there is also warning after warning of what is coming for those who are not found in Christ in the days ahead.
We were told over and over again to be watching for the coming of the Lord. Which coming? NOT the second coming, the unexpected coming of the Lord:
Matt 24:36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
He could not be more clear, no man knows when this is going to happen. This is the biggest problem I have with post trib, pre-wrath, and mid trib doctrines, they ALL deny the clear warnings in the Word that are not hard to understand, not written in some mysterious language that we have to agonize over, no, its very clear what He means. Watch NOW, period. Reminding you (and myself) of these things is part of the work this nobody was given to do on this earth. The work is to throw everything that sets itself up in opposition to the Word of the Lord in the garbage where it belongs.
2 Cor 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
The doctrines of man be damned, only the Word of Christ and the doctrines of Jesus Christ should have any standing whatsoever in our hearts, minds and spirits. Our opinions are worthless, His Word is everything.
We have no idea whatsoever when the Lord is coming back for us unexpectedly. Every time this writer thought "okay now we've gone beyond the point of no return" the Lord has let things press on and stopped them in their tracks and turned back the dial so only His plan and His timing prevail. Because we do not know, we must always be ready. We do not know when our Lord will show up for us and we do not know if the Lord is going to give us another single day on this earth. We must be ready, right now, today to meet our Lord.
How can we be ready? We do the good we know we should be doing, that is walking and talking and getting to know our God better every day. We must do what He tells us to do, when He tells us to do it. This world is in the mess it is in because mankind thinks they know better. Look at the mess they have made! The one and only way things will work the way they are supposed to is when we do exactly what our God told us to do. The entire Old Testament is a testament to that. Do it His way or brace ourselves for major problems.
This was written to you to encourage you to do what you should be doing. Ask, knock, seek. Pray and obey. Walk and talk with your God, every day at all times. Know Him and make sure He knows you
Matt 7:21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
grace and peace