Genesis 1:14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as SIGNS to mark seasons and days and years,”
There is little doubt in my mind we are going to be going home sooner then later. There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t ponder if this will be the day. Admittedly it’s hard not knowing and I pray often for peace of mind. Sometimes I plead with the Lord to hurry up. I look around at this world and am frightened for my young children ages 3 and 5. I turn 36 next month and have a lot of years ahead of me. But I’m telling you I see the bigger picture and am anxious for God to right the suffering going on throughout the world.
Luke 21:11 “There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great SIGNS from heaven.” Luke 21:25 “There will be SIGNS in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.”
Here are just a few reasons why I’m eager for the Lord to return and then I’ll move on. Knowing the staggering daily death toll of roughly 30,000 children. These children die of horrible deaths of starvation and diseases. We serve in an outreach church and is very much mission based. For this I’m grateful, but I realize this problem will never be solved without the Lord’s divine intervention. Mans sin of greed and lust for more has caused all of the atrocities of women and children and destruction of God’s creation. Think about it, everything in this world seems to suffer abuse by the hand of people. God’s animals, forests, water reservoirs, and the very air we breathe all are hurting. Increased violence, destruction of family, immorality, pornography, ect. Putting regulations to stop injustices are unending battles that keep turning up. If you allow yourself to dwell too long on these depressing things that are often out of our hands, you are left with feelings of frustration, hopelessness, sadness, and anger. So you can understand where I’m coming from. This world is sick and God needs to fix it. If I’m totally disgusted by this world, imagine how God the Father feels.
So in 2 weeks time it all begins. 2015 will be a Sabbatical year, and here is the schedule to keep an eye out for.
The Lunar eclipses is as follows:
Passover April 15, 2014
Feast of Tabernacles October 8, 2014
Passover April 4, 2015
Feast of Tabernacles September 28, 2015
The two Solar eclipses connected with God’s Holy Days in 2014-2015 happen:
Adar 29/Nisan 1(new year) March 20, 2015
Feast of Trumpets September 13, 2015
God’s Prophet Joel spoke of these prophesies that sure sound like what will be happening in the next 2 years. This will take place before His 2nd coming. Will we (His church) even get to see all of these eclipses?
Joel 2:10 Before them the earth shakes, the sky trembles, the sun and moon darkened, and the stars no longer shine. Joel 2:30-31 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Joel 3:14-16 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine. The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.
There are so many other references I couldn’t possibly even get to. Read Matthew 24 in it’s entirety. Both sections are titled Signs of the End of the Age and The Day and Hour Unknown. These are Jesus’ words and only confirm more of these prophesies lining up perfectly like He intended. Understanding prophesy is a big challenge. There are a lot of different theories out there. By no means am I an expert, but I do have a real interest in trying to understand what I can. One thing is certain, I am in complete awe of Him. Looking back through history everything that was prophesied in God’s word has accurately happened. In other words His return is imminent. It could happen at any point! Are you ready? I want to be.
If there is known sin in your life work at correcting it. What will you be doing when the Lord does return? Can you imagine facing God if the rapture happened and you were engaging in a sinful act? Christians sin every single day. We all struggle with sin and have to persevere every day. Asking for help with our temptations and weaknesses is part of the Christian walk. We are not fully sanctified until we have passed from this world to the next. Surely God would be disappointed in us if in that moment we were doing something sinful. Denying you struggle with sin is just shear foolishness. I’m convinced there is no Sinless Perfection unless you’re in a coma, though some actually believe they’ve “arrived”. Our days are numbered as it is regardless of whether the Lord returns in our lifetime or not. Our allotted time is a speck of sand in a desert. Eternity is forever. Don’t waste a moment because every day is a gift from above. Be thankful and use your time wisely. I don’t want an eternity of regrets of what I could have done with my time.