1. Birds dropping dead out of the sky on new years day, continuing throughout Jan-Feb, dead fish and other animals dropping dead for no apparent reason.
2. Strange sounds all over the world in January/February
3. Mega-earthquakes in March/April
Now that we have seen these things happen year after year, how crazy is it to predict they will happen again this year? It is a pattern, it is repeatable and verifiable. This is evidence that is being called out in advance. How can people still live in denial is beyond me...
What does this mean? A destroyer is in our cosmic neighborhood and drawing nearer by the day. Read Revelation 8 for the details of what is coming. The trumpet judgements come from up above, from space, from the heavens, however you want to say it that's where this judgement is coming from.
This is not prophesy, this is not "thus saith the Lord" this is the Lord pointing this writer's eyes and spirit in a direction and telling him to LOOK. So, this writer is looking in this direction and telling you what he sees. Lets watch and see what happens. When these things do happen, you can ask your skeptic friends to explain away the multi-year pattern of evidence. When they cannot, you can lead them through an explanation of what is coming and why. If they will not respond to grace and mercy, perhaps they will respond to impending wrath and judgement. If they end up "in Christ" what does it matter which they responded to?
The Lord has given this world every possible reason imaginable to believe that what He said will happen, will happen just as it is written. Many will not believe, but if we can snatch just one more soul out of the fire before all hell breaks loose, we will have a little more joy in the presence of the Lord.
Few people read these words, I know. I have asked the Lord before "why bother?" The answer? He does not reckon things the way the world does. If these words reach one person, just one then I am to write here until the Lord returns for us or I go to the Lord naturally whichever comes first.
What value does the Lord put on one soul?
Luke 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
The Lord would have this writer spend whatever time it takes to write here for one, just one soul. If more are touched, wonderful. If not, the labor is worth that single solitary soul (of infinite value) brought into the kingdom.
grace and peace