Today is September 23, 2017 – a day that should be the ending of all the strife in the world, all the evil, all the pain, every last person and the elimination of planet Earth. So say the astronomers. Their reasoning has to do with the autumnal equinox and the alignment of the planets and the stars.
How often do these doomsday claims occur? I can recall at least four of them in my lifetime. Since men started looking for signs in the heavens, they’ve been trying to figure out God’s mind. Since the beginning of time, humanity has been attempting to be on the same level as God and sometimes believing they know more than Him.
We’re told in scripture to look to the sky for signs, but also to be aware of the signs that we face daily – signs like wars and rumors of war, inhumanity towards one another, lascivious and immoral behavior, earthquakes, flooding and destructive wind. The book of Revelation tells of many of the final signs that will occur before the Lord returns in glory.
For us to try to figure out God’s future for this planet is really futile. Jesus taught that we do not know the hour or the day. It will come when we don’t expect it. I remember when the millennial came to an end and it was supposed to be the end of the world. There was the Mayan calendar of final doom. When the world is in such a mess, it’s probably normal for us to want it to be over.
Today, the signs are there. We’re in the midst of horrible weather and natural disasters. Immorality has become the norm along with political correctness. Abortion has become an every day event. Sex before marriage is fine. Commitment to another person, a job, a family, is lacking. We are witnessing a tug of war between America and her allies and a tyrant who wants to take over the world.
Is it time? I don’t know and I don’t believe anyone else does either. The thing I do know is that we must be ready at any moment for Christ’s return. Now is the time to ask Him for forgiveness and prepare for that day within our daily walk.
I believe the prophesies of the Old Testament have been fulfilled. Christ was born, lived, died and rose again to pay for my sins. That’s the only prophesy that saves us. If we believe it, we will inherit paradise. What are your thoughts?