Monday, January 30, 2023

111, 222, 333 etc

 Now that 2022 is behind us, this servant still sees the 111, 222 etc all over the place.  Each time this servant prays "Lord, I see it but it is meaningless unless you tell me what it means."  Well, this past weekend more clarity was granted.  Where do we see this 111, 222 stuff?  On clocks.  What do clocks do?  Tell time.  This is our first clue, there is a time element to this.  It was written in a previous post that 111, 222 etc is a countdown, the recently added information confirms this.  It is both a countdown and telling us what time it is.

So, these numbers are a time thing and a countdown.  Next clue, how far can we "count" doing this repeating number thing on a digital clock?  Here is how far:

111, 222, 333, 444, 555.  <That's how far you can see these numbers displayed.  When this numerical count has completed on the clock, what is the next number in the sequence?  666.  We might respond to this "well this is all very interesting but is that it?"  The key takeaway from this countdown is not so much that it exists but that it has started...

While this world is searching for their anti-Christ we are watching for our Lord Jesus Christ.  He told us over and over again that He will show up at some point unannounced and unexpected by most of this world.  He also told us that while this world will be blindsided, we should be fully awake and expecting His arrival.

Matt 24

36“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son,b but the Father only. 37For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Matt 25

1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lampsa and went to meet the bridegroom.b 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

Luke 21

34“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

The Lord does not throw words around at random.  When He repeats Himself we need to be listening.  Unfortunately, many discount the Word of the Lord for man made pet doctrines. He told us exactly what is going to happen and how we are to deal with it.  The Lord God told us to pray for escape.  Amazingly many who call themselves Christian throw this instruction back in the Lord's face.  They not only refuse to pray for escape but teach others not to as well.  That advice is up there with telling people not to get on the ark right before the flood.  Brilliant!  

Anyhow, as time goes by we receive more clarity.  Revelation means revealing... As the things the Lord God told us would happen approach, so does the revealing of things.  A look around at what is happening in the world should leave us unsurprised by any of this.  The Lord told us what would happen and it is all proceeding like clockwork.  

So, as believers what do we do with this information?  When the Lord tells us the countdown has begun, we shouldnt really be surprised but when we actually receive this information as real it should be a catalyst for action.  What kind of action?  The "us doing our job" kind.  This takes us right back to the counsel of the Lord going back a few years now:

1.  Talents/skills/abilities.  You have them.  Develop them and put them to work. (2020 through now)

2.  16Rejoice always17pray without ceasing18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (added for 2023)

Please note that none of this information is particularly new or revolutionary.  Its all been in the Book for thousands of years.  Is it a surprise that the Lord is telling us now to do what He told us to do from the beginning?  The difference now is that we have multiple avenues information coming in that tell us time might be shorter than we think.  If time is short that means we need to get to work.

We can apprehend the shortness of time not only by this 111 countdown thing but also by the flurry of activity that our enemy is in.  Every day we receive new information of some kind of new attack on humanity by the servants of our spiritual enemy.  They are trying to kill, steal and destroy at a pace that may be unprecedented in history.  This also fits the bigger picture because that is how the time of the end will play out according to the Word of the Lord.

So, in closing it appears the countdown to the end has begun.  If we were wondering if it had or not I guess now we know.  What if the countdown is wrong?  Then we will be found praying believing and doing our job the way we were supposed to anyway....What if the countdown is right though?  Then we really should be doubling down on staying focused on what the Lord told us to do.  The world might be going chaotic but what the Lord has called us to do is not.  

Open that Bible and start reading.  Get down on your knees and pray.  This servant would encourage you to pray with a list or spreadsheet or whatever you need to pray about everything, all the time.

Philippians 4:6 says don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell the Lord what you need, and thank him for all He has done. 

If we do what we were told to do, mountains will move before our eyes:

Mark 11:23

Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

The Lord is very good.  If you notice from the counsel the Lord has given this servant nothing in there says "get worried."  Instead we are encouraged to "get busy."  We are to get busy doing the things He told us to do from the beginning.  If we have not been doing these things and we have received warnings that time is short, then what are we waiting for?

We are dearly loved children.  Our Father in heaven wants us to be encouraged and as busy as He is taking care of our Kingdom's business.  Great is the Lord God Almighty who loves us and watches over us.  Glory to God.

Grace and peace