Friday, February 29, 2008

Time is Short

I find it helpful to keep important things in the forefront of my mind. I guess you could call this keeping things in perspective. Let's have a perspective grasping moment here. I asked the Lord last year, and I ask Him pretty much every day "how much time is left?" He answered my question with a question, He asked me, "how many 'normal' days do you think this world has left." I started thinking about that....normal days. This world is teetering on the brink of global economic collapse. When global economic collapse occurs, will that qualify for the end of 'normal' days? I think so. War is about to break out in the Middle East. Depending on what Israel does to it's neighbors in the near future, this could easily escalate into the Gog-Magog War. Would that qualify as the end of 'normal" days? I think so.

Why would the Lord ask me "How many normal days do you think are left?" Let's look at:

Luke 17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

You shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man? What characterized these "days of the Son of man?"

Luke 17:26
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

The days of the Son of man are characterized by normal things, eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building....normal things. But the same day that the righteous are taken out of this world, things will turn from 'normal' to anything but 'normal' We can already hear the horsemen of the apocalypse approaching. The anti-christ, war, famine, death and hades. Read the headlines, bees dissapearing, wheat shortages, wars and rumors of wars. What did Jesus say to do when these things BEGIN to happen? Look up......why? Your redemption draws nigh......What does the bible NOT say? When these things begin to happen...stock up on food? Nope. Build a bunker? Nope. Learn survival skills so you can live in the mountains? Nope. He said to look up.

How far removed are we today's from 'normal' days? Well, things are still plodding along for many as if they were normal, but for more and more people, normalcy has already gone to the wind. Ask the thousands of people being kicked out of their homes each day how normal their life seems today.... time is short, turn back to your Creator while His grace is still extended to you, it's not too late......