There have been many times in the past where an alarm was sounded where things went on as usual and people let their guard down. That cycle has repeated many times over the years which begs the question, is this just another false alarm? The answer to that question both then and now is no. Why? Because watching and preparing daily for the Lord's return precludes the possibility of a false alarm. What did the Lord God tell us to do?
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.”
32“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard! Be alert e ! You do not know when that time will come. 34It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ”
What is amazing is how some people can read this ^^ and still say "yea but what it really means is ...."(something else besides what is obviously says at face value). The great news is what other people think does not matter one iota. Not one infinitesimal bit. What matters is 1. What the Lord said and meant and 2. how you read it, what it says to you based on where your faith and belief are.
23Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
We read and interpret things based on who we are and our direct relationship with the Spirit of the Lord.
1 John 2:27
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
All this ^^ brings us back to this idea of watching and readiness each and every day. That is how this writer reads it and is preparing accordingly. When the Lord God tells us something and we examine it and determine that command to be perfect then willingly discard it that would make us a fool. So in this case while we hear people bickering back and forth about 1. if a rapture/catching away/escape from all even exists and then 2. when it will happen, we can stop and exit the conversation. Why? The simple command to be watching and ready every day solves the riddle, ends the problem and the debate.
Why do people debate this? Because watching and readiness daily requires "work." In seasons like this where there are obvious signs and signals that our every day readiness should be turned up to 100 people just want to get it over with so they can "get back to normal." As if "normal" were something special to be strived for?
In this case the nobody who writes to you today is convinced that this season is special even if it is just another readiness exercise. The 111,222,333 thing is recent, it was not happening to many of us years ago but it is happening now. The shemitah and jubilee cycles do not line up every year but they are lining up this year. lunar tetrads with accompanying solar eclipses do not happen every year but 7 years ago we saw them in the sky. The satanic psychopaths do not always get the chance to commit mass crimes against humanity without repercussions but over the past few years that have been given as season to do exactly that. We dont always see a pair of solar eclipses (2016/2024) tied to a guy named "trump" forming an X over America but we do now.
What the enemy wants to do is much less important that what the Lord allows. Everything that has happened in recent history has been allowed up through the present day. Just imagine the damage the damage these agents of the enemy can do with 2 full years remaining. Look at the damage they have done over the past two years. If they try to start WW3 on 11/11/2022 we have to remember that this was known beforehand by an all knowing, all powerful God who allowed it...
So to wrap this up there is a mountain of evidence staring us in the face that yes we should be watching and ready in this season. We should be doing this because even in the absence of a mountain of evidence we should be watching and ready anyway. If "nothing happens" except all the Words of prophesy continue to play out like clockwork then we continue to watch with all patience and perseverance expected of the saints.
10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
Lets do what we were told to do. We apprehend what we are supposed to do by the Spirit of the Lord and our faith. We must have a direct line of communication with the Lord to correctly judge these things.
Glory to God
Grace and Peace