Monday, August 29, 2022

27 Days and Counting: The Curious Case of 22

 What is another reason we should be watching and ready for the unexpected return of the Lord (to the clouds) in 2022?  How about 22?  The servant who writes to you today has been inundated with 111,222,333 for some time now.  It was not until very recently that the Lord started spilling the beans on what to make of it.  To date this servants understanding is its: 1.  an alignment, 2.  a countdown and 3. pointing to actual times.  So for example this year if we are still around we should be watching the date 11/11 which is also in 222 (2022).  The Lord told us we would not know the day or hour but how about the year?

Consider the emphasis the Lord has placed on 22.  Here is Matt 22:2

 2“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

A wedding banquet in Matt 22:2.....interesting.

In Revelation the Church age is contained in chapters 2-3.  The end of the Church age chapters is chapter 3, verse...............22.  3x22=66.  3x2022=6066, drop the 0.

The book of Revelation has 22 chapters.  And the list goes on and yes if this was one isolated data point we could write it all off as some grand coincidence but the curious case of 22 does not exist in isolation.  We have all the other stuff we talked about (lunar tetrads, solar eclipses, X over America, Shemitah cycle lining up with jubliee cycle, the current state of world affairs and the list goes on and on.

What this all means for us is we should take what we already should be doing which is watching for the Lord's unexpected return and dial it up to 100.  Please note, in the absence of any "coincidental" additions to why we should be watching and ready this year we have the base case of we were told to be watching and ready always:

Luke 21

34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 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.”

For those who want to throw away all the signs and signals, fine.  How about lets do what we were told to do?  Those who want to argue what the meaning of "always" is will likely be populating the tribulation at which time they will understand.  For us who are sensitive to the still small voice of the Spirit we do not need to be bull whipped into doing what we were told to do.  We are just going to do it.  Just imagine for a second what it will be like if 2022 actually is the year and we few who are watching and ready have our heads tilted back looking at the sky saying "come Lord Jesus!" and He does show up.  One of the things that happens when you practice readiness is even though its a once in world history event and it is a surprise of sorts, its not really a big surprise.  We have been expecting this...

The best selling book in world history also tells us to run the race with great perseverance.  Some people have practiced readiness an entire lifetime and the Lord tarried.  So what then?  We are patient and persistent to the very end.  Thats "what."  The Great General gave His orders and we the foot soldiers carry them out.  This is not rocket science.  We are to walk with the Lord all the days of our life here on earth-thats number 1 (He is priority uno).  2.  we use our gifts and abilities to serve the Kingdom when and where we can as the Spirit leads us.

We have a plan to leave and a plan to stay.  In both cases the Lord our God is the primary focus.  If the Lord does show up soon, lets be ready to greet Him with a big hug and a "we have been expecting you Lord!"

Glory to God

Grace and Peace