Friday, July 27, 2012
The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. But He replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. 12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
And He was also saying to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out. And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it turns out that way. You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Are we asked to be tuned into the physical and spiritual events going on around us?
What does Genesis 1, say about the purpose of the heavens? For signs.
God intended for us to have signs and to be aware.
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
Interesting that the first thing people do, is dismiss this as not literal or just meaning signs of the 4 seasons. I think we get in trouble, when we change the clear meaning of text to align with our prejudices, fears, tradition, biases and comfort.
I believe these books are in the Bible for a reason and they are not to be dismissed or ignored. God’s word always has purpose (every jot and tittle as the rabbi’s would say) and He wouldn’t give it to us, if there was not an expectation that we would read, learn and follow.
I have studied scores of these verses and the more I study, the more I realize that they are being fulfilled today. I can give you a few and they are easily reasoned away. I too was skeptical, but eventually blown away be the large numbers of these verses that are coming true.
Here are some signs of this world's implosion. Stunning how rapidly, deep and widespread they are.
Severe storms from Texas to New England - Twister in NY
Extreme Drought - deeper and wider
Iraq temps 120 degrees
Mississippi river down 17 feet in places
64 percent of the country under extreme drought
There are also main stream articles out there on floods, mudslides, a volcano in Japan and more.
I don't normally run out of time to post everything I can find, but the stories are too numerous.
It appears God's hand of protection is being removed from America. See also, Joel Rosenberg's book "Implosion" or Joseph Cahn's book "The Harbinger" or scores of other books, sermons, web casts, TV shows, Radio programs, warnings and hundreds of bloggers like me.
Wake up! Tell someone!
Look up your redemption draws near!
Posted by Greg at 7:18 AM