Are You Watching?

We’ve all heard them…bold statements that the final day of our existence will be this day, or that day.  Did you even pause when you heard such predictions?

The Bible tells us there will be a rapture – in the blink of an eye – just before the tribulation begins.  Do you believe it?

For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout,

with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God.

First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves.

Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth

will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.

Then we will be with the Lord forever.  (I Thessalonians 4:16-17 NLT)

What an amazing day that will be!

This I Thessalonians passage puts those false predictions in a new light, doesn’t it?  The world cannot end until we’ve had the rapture.

When will the rapture happen?  Only the Father knows.  Even Jesus said that when asked when He would return.

While we don’t know the exact hour, Luke alerts us to a general when.

Luke 21:25, 27-28

I read a very interesting book on the subject recently.  It’s not about astrology.  The book is a look at astronomy…similar to the Maggi following the star to find Jesus.

Four Blood Moons book

John Hagee looks back into history at the total lunar eclipses called blood moons.  I won’t spoil the book (too much detail to recite), but in looking at the blood moons’  alignment with the Jewish calendar of feasts, along with the timing of occurrences during these blood moon appearances, John Hagee gives us the facts for us to draw our own conclusions.

No, he doesn’t predict the rapture, but he does say that 2015 is a pivotal year when considering all the variables.  Looking at the blood moon history, something major should happen somewhere in the world in 2015.

Am I ready?

Well, ready for what?  Will it be the rapture?  I don’t know, but maybe.  We’ve been told for centuries that it could happen at any time.

Mr. Hagee made the following statement in his book.  It stayed on my mind a long while…because it is so true!

If you’re not watching for Him, He’s not coming for you.

Wow.  Since God always brings circumstances into your life at proper times for His purposes, I felt the Jubilee Journey of reading through the Bible had His name all over it.  Ha!  Well, of course it has His name, since the Bible was written by Him!  But, more than that, the name Jubilee has special meaning.  The Year of Jubilee is the 50th year cleanse on the Jewish calendar, another pivotal historical event that Hagee tracks in his book.

As Christians, every year (and day!) we have cleansing through redemptive faith in Jesus.  Every day is a day of Jubilee!

I shared last week that I’ve joined the Jubilee Journey challenge.  You’re still invited to join us, and we chat daily through the Jubilee Journey Facebook Group.  Follow the link to join the closed group.  We’ll eagerly accept you into the group, but the things we discuss are for the group’s eyes only, not to be shared all over Facebook.  (That’s the closed part.)

Reading God’s Word daily is a definite way to keep our eyes open and watching for Jesus.

Blessings for a spectacular Sunday, y’all!

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  1. Patricia says

    I followed the link but couldn’t reach y’all on the closed Facebook. I do not have, nor do I want a Facebook account so will I continue to get the weekly reading list? I love your site and your Sunday’s are very special to me Thank you for sharing your love of God with all of us. You are an inspiration.

    • says

      Yes, Patricia. If you subscribe to receive posts at theT2Women.com, you will get the weekly reading list in the Sunday posts. This week’s list is in the first post that appears on the site. No problem with having no Facebook account. You can still see some blog posts along the way. While much discussion each day happens with the Facebook group, you will get all information you need on theT2Women.com blog. I’m so happy you’ll be reading along with us! Read back several posts om the site, if you have time, to get a better feel for the whole thing. Thank you for your encouragement, Patricia!

  2. Cynthia Cox says

    that is awesome book I have read it. He also has another concerning the the blood moons.
    Yes this year is a year for many things to happen. This why it is so important to reach out to tjose who are not saved.
    My journal cover for the jubilee journey is decorated as a bride because He is coming for His bride and very soon. Everything has lined up. Right now we are in shmitna year. I do not believe Ge will tarry another 7 years. He is calling His people back to their land.
    Great great post.

    • says

      I didn’t know John Hagee has written another book about the blood moons. Ah! I now understand your book cover. It’s very creative! Only the Lord knows our future, but He says in His word that we should always be ready. I’m also feel an urgency, Cindy. Thanks for sharing your insights.

  3. Robin says

    I love this post. Pastor Rod Parsley had info on the blood moons, and I briefly read some of it. It is interesting. I hear all kinds of things about 2015….and major “stuff” happening. Some of it a bit far fetched. Everybody has their “opinions”. We also have to remember there are FALSE teachers out there who are being used by Satan to cause a panic. Then there are SOME who believe the tribulation period comes BEFORE the rapture…I hear a lot about that too, on TV shows and radio programs. I believe the rapture comes FIRST. It only makes sense. Why would God, who sent His only Son TO DIE for us, make His believers go through all of that? We are OUTA here b4 all that happens! YAY! 🙂

    We do have to remember….the Rapture will not occur until the Gospel is heard by ALL nations. I was watching a show on Netflix called “Travel the Road”, about 2 missionaries. They went to a ton of countries, including a few remote places that never heard the Word. I do not think ALL nations have had that opportunity…YET. There are still many remote groups of people that have not been reached because they are in areas that are hard to get to, or hard to get INTO because they are just too unsafe to get to right now.

    Some say a lot of BAD stuff is going to happen in 2015, even the “end”. I don’t believe the end it is going to happen so soon. The Lord told me what I will be doing one day…helping young women who have been in abusive relationships…women who have little self esteem, who have a distorted view of how a man is SUPPOSED to treat a woman. I will be teaching them basics….how to decorate their house (frugally, of course!), how to cook, bake, and how to be a THRIFTY woman all around…use their imaginations to make their house a home, to make gifts and clothes, upcycling, you name it! So since I have not yet begun that, I KNOW we are not being raptured any time soon! 🙂

    AND…I will be having a MIRACLE in my life …sometime before I turn 50 on May 5th!!! It is going to be AMAZING! I will share as soon as it happens! (I just know it will be when I am still 49).

    Keep up the FABULOUS posts!!! We LOVE your blog!!!

    • says

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this pivotal year, Robin. We all have God’s word to guide us, so we know to be ready. Whenever the rapture happens, it won’t take us by surprise. I agree about the false prophets. We were told to guard against being swayed by them. I appreciate your kind words, and I’m so glad you enjoy reading my blog. 🙂 I hope you have a fantastic week!

      • Robin says

        Yes…what would we do without God’s word to guide us! I can only pray that with all the negative things that people predict will happen this year, that we have just as many, if not more POSITIVE things! I wanna see God get some HUGE glory in 2015!!!

        I like to watch the movies about the end times and the rapture. I’m just so intrigued. And I daydream a little….Oh I would like to be alive when it happens! Alive or not, I will be excited! 🙂 I just feel so bad for those left behind. A sadness I can’t explain. That is why I witness all over the place about how great God is and the wonderful things he has done for ME. I just continue to pray that God uses me to plant a seed EVERYWHERE I go!

        And I am appreciative for people like you who “are not ashamed of the Gospel”!!!
        Thanks again, Kim, for all the wonderful posts that include our awesome God!
        Have a blessed week!

    • says

      Selfishly, I would like that, too. But, I also have relatives and friends that need the Lord, so I won’t give up on them until God says it’s time. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, PJ. 🙂