Saturday, June 28, 2014

We Cannot Let Our Guard Down

This has been written about before here, but it is worth remembering the clues the Lord gives us as to when this day will arrive:

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.”

What are we told here?  What is it the Lord told us we should be careful of so our hearts would not be weighed down?

1.  Carousing
2. Drunkenness
3.  The anxieties of life.

Now, we must pay careful attention to these clues because the clues point to a time.  What is the nature of these days in which we must be careful?  How much carousing, drunkenness and "anxieties of life" do you think will be seen during the tribulation?

What does carousing mean? Drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way.

So carousing happens when people are drinking and enjoying oneself  with others in a noisy, lively way.  Can you picture anyone of us enjoying ourselves in a noisy lively way during the tribulation?  How about those 'anxieties of life' the Lord mentions?  How do I read that?  The normal anxieties of life, pay the bills, go to work, deal with the normal day in and day out problems of life.  Notice the Lord said the anxieties of life and not "being hunted down by the anti-christ" etc.  Do you think being hunted down by the forces of the anti-christ will weight people's hearts down?  Yea, but the Lord does not say that.  He is pointing to a different time.

When it this time the Lord points to?  A normal day, a day like today.  The days of this particular warning apply to a relatively normal time, a somewhat prosperous time when at least the illusion of prosperity still exists for many.  

Why does the Lord warn us of this time?  Because that is when the escape from all occurs.  "Escape from all that is about to happen" are the Lord's Words not mine.  There is an escape we should pray for, and "always be on the watch" for (again the Lord's Words, not mine).

 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come

Key Words above are "before the flood."  The days before the flood were normal days...

There is stress and pressure on this world from every side.  The economies of the world are crumbling.  Fish deaths and bird deaths and every other kind of death are rising exponentially every day along with massive unprecedented earth changes.  Socially and politically the world is in a massive upheaval.  What does this mean?  Unprecedented change is barreling toward us like a freight train.  So what?  So, in the days ahead we will need the Lord and the power and presence of the Lord more than ever.  

There is no substitute for the personal presence and power of the Lord moment by moment in our lives.  At the moment of need, which may arise suddenly, we must have Him right then, right there in full presence and power with us.  

Thus the writing on this blog has focused on the fundamental aspects of our faith for some time now.  What was the Lord's instruction to this writer for 2014?  Be a man who walks with God and do whatever good your hands can find to do.  What does it mean to be a man who walks with God?  What does it mean to pray continually?  These are questions for you to ponder along with me because it is this writer's firm belief that this is what you have been called to along with me.

This is the Lord's blog, not mine.  Lord willing this writer will not get in the way of the message He would communicate through this nobody.  If you read the words written on this blog, there is a reason that has nothing to do with the human who types these words.  

May the Lord bless you and keep you.  May His face shine upon you, and may He grant you peace.  Be watching and ready.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Revelation 6 in Slow Motion...So Far

link one:  BBC news article on the magnetic poles.

Youtube video explaining the bbc article.

Anyone who tries to explain away what this magnetic data means, does so in opposition to this:

12I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

What do you think a rapid pole shift will look like?  Can you think of another geophysical event that would remove every mountain and island from its place?  Think about it.

The million dollar question is: when?

No man knows.  What we do know is we are seeing with our own eyes the progressive fulfillment of exactly what our Lord said would happen.

If you are watching carefully, even the world is warning people of what is to unprecedented natural disaster...

Add what we are seeing above to the four blood moon tetrad on the Lord's feast days we are in the midst of now and you have a momentous picture.  Consider that we have only seen the passing of one blood moon and we have 3 more to go.  Look at what is happening to the world economically, socially, politically, environmentally and tell me if you believe the Word of God means what is says.

Should we fear?  No, why would we?  The same Lord God who has protected us and provided for us up through this very day will be the one who protects and provides for us in the days ahead.  Also consider that there is an escape from all promised.  That escape is something the Lord ordered all of us to pray for:

 Luke 21:36Be 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.”

The time for debate has long been over.  We are witnessing the progressive fulfillment of every Word the Lord said would come to pass.

What should we do?  Simple fundamentals of the faith.  Remember what the Lord has done for you, your family and all the brothers.  Remember His many miracles, give thanks and praise Him.  Pray continually, we watching.  Can we all do these things?  Surely we can.

grace and peace