Monday, March 31 2014
Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it. For the stars of Heaven and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine. Isaiah 13:9,10
The day of the Lord has been prophesied by the prophets of old and preached around the globe for eons, but what is the day of the Lord, and what will it consist of ? The day of the Lord is judgment day in which the wrath and anger of God explodes upon the earth to destroy its sinners, those who have rebelled against His word and who have rejected His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ!
The disciples of Christ asked Him what would be the sign of His coming and the end of the age and He told them to beware of false prophets and false Christs as well as seeing earthquakes, wars, pestilence, famines and nations rising against one another, and so we have seen all of these things come to pass, but He said that these things would only be the beginning of birth pangs. When a woman is with child and birth pains begin she knows the time of her delivery is near and so it is with the coming of the day of the Lord, it is near, right at the door! Its true, all of these signs have taken place and we have seen great devastation and destruction from earthquakes, catastrophic weather events and the advent of wars and nations rising up against one another but that is not yet the end.
Jesus said that we should learn the parable of the fig tree when its branches have become tender and puts forth leaves you will know that summer is near and He was referring to the visible signs of the seasons as well as the birth and subsequent restoration of the nation of Israel that took place in 1948. He then stated that this generation would not pass away until all these things take place, and so they have and then He said, "Know that it is near-at the doors!"
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of Heaven, but My Father only. "But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be." Matthew 24:35-37
THE DAYS OF NOAH
"For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, "and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be." Matthew 24:38,39
In the days of Noah people were not concerned about judgment or God or even the condition of their own souls and like today they were just too busy to care! It is a fact that God destroyed the entire population of the planet by a catastrophic flood that ultimately drowned and washed away the wicked from His sight. Violence filled the earth and the wickedness of man sparked the subsequent judgment of God to fall, killing virtually every living thing on the planet except Noah and his family.
Jesus told His disciples that in the last days it would be the same as in the days of Noah, people eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, in other words they are only concerned for themselves and their well being, with absolutely no thought of God or His wishes for their lives. But God promised He wouldn't flood the earth again with water and even set a rainbow in the sky to confirm His covenant to man, so what is the flood that will take the inhabitants of the earth away as Jesus described? The flood that Jesus was describing is here, it is a flood of demonic distraction, social media, i-phones, TV, pornography and any electronic device that can grab your attention with torrents of information that flood the minds of the unsuspecting. Even the people of God are being drawn away from their devotion to God and His word by the subtle seduction of the powers of darkness taking captive their minds and ultimately their souls!
We cannot deny the fact that the world is distracted by the flood of information feeding their minds 24/7 or the undeniable fact that the earth is filled with violence, terror, murder, robbery and wickedness of all kinds, just watch the nightly news, it is unbelievable what the mind of man is capable of doing in his pursuit of evil. There is nothing new under the sun that would surprise us in regards to the rise of lawlessness on the planet or the defection from a holy God deeply offended by man's evil behavior, but we cannot deny the signs that Jesus said would ultimately usher in His return and with it, the Day of the Lord! There is a divine timeline that we must observe and although we can't know the hour or the day, Jesus said we would recognize His coming by the signs in the heavens and in the earth!
So the serpent spewed (Ref. Isaiah 59:19) water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, (the bride of Christ) that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. Revelation 12:15
SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS
"And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord." Joel 2:30,31
The prophet Joel spoke of a time when there would be great signs and wonders in the sky that would fore tell of the coming of the Day of the Lord. It is a proven scientific fact that we are going to experience four "Blood Moons" and a solar eclipse beginning April 15, 2014 on Passover and the last on September 28, 2015 on the Feast of Tabernacles, or in Hebrew, Sukkot. This will be the last of what is called the "Blood Moon Tetrad" in this century and is believed to usher in the "Day of the Lord" and thus fulfilling the prophecy of Joel.
It is not a coincidence that these four blood moons and eclipses appear during the most important Jewish feasts which speak of the death, burial and subsequent resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and His imminent return. If there was ever a time for the people of God to wake up and look at what is beginning to transpire in the earth and to observe the heavens in which these ancient prophesies are being fulfilled, it is now! The world is reeling under the effects of lawlessness and violence, spinning out of control and its inhabitants rushing headlong into Hell and damnation without a clue of what is taking place before their very eyes! The only hope is for the true church to preach the gospel of salvation to the lost and begin to concentrate their collective efforts to make disciples of all nations because our time is about to run out!
God doesn't wish for any to perish, but for all to come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved from their sins and escape the judgment of Hell and damnation. Ever since the first Passover some thirty five hundred years ago, up until the last Feast of Tabernacles held under the blood moons of prophecy in 2015 God has warned every generation through His word and His prophets of the coming of the Day of Judgment as well as the return of the Lord Jesus Christ! If God's people wont speak or sound the alarm then God will use a jackass if need be to warn of impending judgment such as Hollywood through the hundreds of disaster movies as well as the upcoming blockbuster, Noah and the newly released Son of God. Are you ready to stand before a holy God and render an account of your life of sin and rebellion or will you hear the words only spoken to the blood washed saints? "Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord."
And it shall come to pass, that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (delivered). For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, (salvation) as the Lord has said among the remnant whom the Lord calls. Joel 2:32
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin