PREPARE TO GIVE AN ANSWER
Lately the Earth has experienced the nearest asteroid fly-by on August 15th at 1,830 miles above the Indian Ocean. In the past we have also experienced Super Moons and Blood Moons, both of which are signs of things to come. We have years where the Sun has been abundant with its flares and sunspots. These are heavenly signs that I believe will continue as God tries to get humanity's attention here at the end of The Last Days.
Back on earth, the abundance of active storms in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico should not be a surprise for those who read the Bible and/or study Biblical Prophecy. There are five tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean for only the second time in history plus named storms all the way to letter "V" (for Vicky) and a possible "W" coming off the west coast of Africa at this writing.
For the future of this planet I have a mixed delivery for you. First, the conditions of this world are going to get worse exponentially very soon. However, the second point is those that choose Christ as their Savior now can escape the turmoil that is currently only heating up.
For those Christians who have read their Bible, Jesus predicted in the last of the End Days -
- "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. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken." (Luke 21:25-26)
Other words for "anguish" are misery, agony and torment. But there is another word that is synonymous with "anguish" that the Scripture uses later in Revelation - the word "Woe". Both words depict a sense of inescapable dread and doom.
The word "perplexity" has at its core the condition of being perplexed. This means someone is confused about something and questions or tries to solve the puzzle before them.
Then Christ's attention turns skyward once again as He describes the human reaction of what is seen - "People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken."
Christ Jesus is coming again soon! The signs that Jesus, Paul, John, Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah and more have foretold are being fulfilled in earnest in the Generation since the re-birth of Israel in 1948. These signs of the catching away or Rapture of The Bride of Christ are coming with such great frequency and intensity, like that of childbirth, that something has to give.
Christians know of this Hope we have in Christ Jesus. We know in the middle of the upheaval in society, nature, nations, religion and personal battles that Jesus Christ is our Hope - the one we are looking forward to seeing, meeting and fellow-shipping with for eternity. Scriptures encourage us to have that reason for our hope ever ready on the front of our minds and tips of our tongues to share.
Christians, as you eagerly wait with great anticipation the arrival of The Groom, our Savior - be found working for Him when He comes for us mid-air. And to all those wondering about all these events and wondering about Christ, believers in Christ need to Prepare To Give An Answer.
- "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." (1 Peter 3:15-16)