Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This World Has Been Put on Notice

How do we know that the end is drawing VERY near? The Lord, in His infinite grace and mercy has laid upon the hearts of most people today that something VERY BAD is coming VERY SOON. They can't place it, people might disagree as to what it is, but almost everyone I talk to can sense something BIG is coming, something that's a threat to the human race. Question is, what are they going to do about it?

The great day of the Lord is near, near and hastening fast; the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter, the mighty man cries aloud there. A day of wrath is that day, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements. {Zeph 1:14-16 RSV}

I will bring distress on men, so that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the Lord. {Zeph 1:17-18a RSV}

"Therefore wait for me," says the Lord, "for the day when I arise as a witness.For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms,to pour out upon them my indignation, all the heat of my anger;for in the fire of my jealous wrath all the earth shall be consumed." {Zeph 3:8 RSV}

Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly in midheaven, "Come, gather for the great supper of God, to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great." And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who sits upon the horse and against his army. And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast... {Rev 19:17-20a RSV}

This is what's coming, The rapture of the church, then all hell breaks loose on earth. Nothing has to happen between this moment and the rapture.