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.
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.
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!