In addition to about half of the world that is completely clueless to the hour this world is living in, there are believers who preach/teach/argue that the Lord absolutely, positively cannot show up before "x,y, and z" happen first. While we know there are some requirements that need to be met for the "second coming" to happen there are absolutely zero requirements for the unexpected arrival of the Lord to take place. The fact that these people conflate one event with the other is to their own detriment.
The Lord can and will show up whenever He wants to with no preconditions. Which "coming" of the Lord was it when our master appeared to the disciples almost immediately after He was resurrected from the dead?
This servant has been asking the Lord for years what 11:11, 1:11, 2:22 and 3:33 mean. Recently it was impressed on this servant that these numbers should be viewed both as a reminder and a countdown. The reminder is the Lord is coming back on a day and hour He is not expected and it is going to be a very unpleasant surprise for most people. We who believe and obey are not most people. What does the Word say?
34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Watch, watch, watch and more watch. Yet some people still try to tell us "yea but what He really meant was.." then proceed to write a doctoral dissertation on why the Lord really meant the exact opposite of what He clearly tells us in His Word. The 111,222,333 that many of us have been seeing should be a reminder to snap out of the sleepy slumber that too many in this world are in.
The Lord impressed this servant to post previously on the fact that things in this world that have been hidden for generations are now being revealed. Revelation is a revealing of things. So we have been in this process of revealing of things and over the top of that we have this countdown ticking that many of us have been seeing 111,222,333. Add to that the fact that the psycopathic globalists are actively trying "lower the carbon footprint" in this world. Realize that your body is a carbon based wetsuit that your spirit/soul inhabits, think about what they are really saying...It all adds up to the clock is ticking on what the Lord our God already told us thousands of years ago would happen.
We do not have to guess or argue with the "other tribbers" about when the catching away of the Church will be because we were told to be watching and ready for the unexpected return of the Lord every single day. Newsflash: if you are watching and ready every day you cannot possibly miss it! Which also happens to be exactly why He told us to do what He told us to do. Its a God thing, being right all the time and such only He can do it. Problem with too many people is they think they can figure it out better than the Almighty. Good luck with that. We just need to do what we were told to do. We are approaching the Feast of Trumpets 2022 (theres part of that "countdown" in this year 222...) so its a good time to remind ourselves what we should be doing.
This world is in serious trouble because they think they know better than the Almighty how to run things down here. Judging by the mess they have made of things it appears they were seriously mistaken and the Lord God was right again. While they do their thing we need to be doing our thing which is doing what we were told to do. The Feast of Trumpets and all the fall feasts are anniversary reminders to keep ourselves alerted so we will not be caught unaware and asleep when the Lord shows up to the dismay of the world around us.
We do not know the day our hour of His arrival but we know that the very nature of time itself and the clues the Lord has left for us to figure out we need to be watching and ready now more than ever. We should continue to employ the gifts given to us to grow the Kingdom as the Spirit of the Lord leads us forward. We should continue to watch, fast and pray that our Lords Kingdom come and His will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven.
Please remember brother Torben in your prayers as far as I know he is still in prison for the crime of serving the Lord our God. This too tells us what time it is....
Glory to God
Grace and Peace