1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
We Christians read the Bible and say we are people of the Book/ Word but in reality we give more importance to what people claim to say of the Bible say than what the Bible does.
Speak to any person who claims to have read the Bible and them ask about when the end comes, the first thing they say is there will be destruction and disasters everywhere, people will be killing and die in masses, earthquakes will happen, the sky will be darken and suddenly Christ will be visible in the sky coming with His army of Angels.
True the Bible speaks of disasters, destructions etc. but they miss the part which says that when we see such things happen not to fear the end is not at hand. End comes when nothing of these are happening. It is when there is utmost ‘peace’ and nothing bad is happening that suddenly the end comes. In Matthew Jesus says when people are making merry that the end comes.
Some few days back I wrote on we having entering the 6th seal (6th Church – Philadelphia) and that there is about 200 to 300 years before we enter the last stage (7th Church – Laodicea) or the time of Judgment. People responded “brother how is it possible we are near ‘end days’, Christ is coming any time now”.
We all know the story of the naughty shepherd boy who shouted false alarms of ‘wolf, wolf’ and caused the whole village to gather many a times but when the wolf really came and he shouted for help no one showed up. People are playing the part of that shepherd boy as already given in biblical prophecy. These people are causing others to spiritual sleep and to disbelieve in Judgment Day being at hand.
We can play the role of either Moses or Pharaoh, both were used for the glory of God, we can go by what the Lord says like Moses did and be benefactors of His glory or not listen like Pharaoh did and become the calamities of His glory. We have the choice as to where we stand and that depends on our understanding of the Word, we putting the Word of God above the word of man or we putting the word of man above the Word of God.
Lord You are Almighty God and You are said to dwell in the highest Heavens even though You are omnipresent and there is no place we can hide from You. It is your glory that is enthroned in the high Heavens thus called your dwelling place. Lord we pray we understand You created all things with a purpose and when the purpose is fulfilled the existence of these things cease. We pray we focus on the purpose more than the time of existence like Noah did when he was told the floods would come…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-9
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Matthew 24:29-30, 37-39
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Dated 28 Feb 2020