SEPTEMBER 2017 Blog
It seems that when there's hurricanes, volcanos or some other event in space that you hear an uprising of predictions about the "end of the world". Let me say here at the first of this article, that while the Bible clearly says there will be signs, we MUST discern them correctly and NEVER set specific dates as "the end". In Matthew 24:36, Jesus made it clear; "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."
In Luke 21:8-11, Jesus said; Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Note: Jesus makes it clear not to be terrified about these events and that the "end" is NOT yet. Later in that same chapter of Luke (verses 25-26) He goes on to say; "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."
NOTE: Those who will be fainting for fear are the ones SEEKING or LOOKING to the "outward signs" and incorrectly assessing the times. We cannot accurately discern the TIMES from the OUTSIDE IN, but God has given us His INTEL that comes from the INSIDE OUT. We should also be cautious about comparing God's Kingdom to so called scientic facts and nature because much of those outward indicators are still in a corrupted state. In Luke 17:21 it's recorded; "And when he (Jesus) was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Outward signs are like billboards. They are not the destination or the event itself, but indicators (advertisements) or a RESULT of the deeper MESSAGE God is giving. A huge wave is the RESULT of a tsunami, but it began deep IN the ocean through a shift of undersea plates. When the "wave" is apparent is not a good time to assess the tsunami. We need to know the WHY more than just the WHAT is happening from the INSIDE OUT.
Some are calling hurricanes, volcanos and moons signs of judgement, and while rejecting God's blueprint results in corruption being judged, what is happening is not "global warming" but the "global groaning" of creation awaiting the manifestation of God's ambassadors to arise and restore His Kingdom in full manifestation to His earth (Romans 8:22). This will bring a whole lot of shaking. When a rocket speeding towards earth hits the atmosphere, sparks and fire result bringing a CHANGE and as God, through His ambassadors, bring a greater dimension of His presence into the earth, dust, fire, and sparks of corrupted world systems will react.
God is not setting things according to the devil's terms or agenda, because God never reacts. It's the devil who is reacting with distractions knowing his time is short. Jesus returning and our arising (rapture) is not about escape, but transition as we shift into position to rule and reign with Him. The rise of an antichrist by it's very title is a reaction as an anti to the rule of Christ, but God defeats all the tactics of the devil, false prophets, and antichrist by simply continuing the process of restoration to His original blueprint.
Then in Luke 21:33, Jesus goes on to say; "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away." This is where the "date setters" describe the "end of the world" as ceasing to exist, mainly because many equate the term; "pass away" with "dying", but the accurate Biblical definition to "pass away" means to CHANGE, TRANSITION, and MOVE FORWARD. God is not going to destroy the world (His original cosmos) that He loved so much that He sent His son to redeem, but He is going to RENOVATE it by burning away the the corrupted systems and making crooked places straight. The "end time" is the end of corrupted world systems, but it's just the beginning for the final phase of restoration of God's blueprint.
2Peter 3:10 says; "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." There's a huge difference beween burning UP (renovation) and burning OUT (ceasing to exist). 2Peter 3:13 goes on to say; "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. This NEW EARTH is not a different earth, but the same earth RENOVATED and RESTORED to the original blueprint God spoke in the BEGINNING wherein dwells the righteous. The NEW of God never gets old, so NEW does not just happen at the "end" of the current world systems, but it's the RESTORATION of the NEW through RENOVATION that was always there buried under man's transgression.
Jesus made it clear, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Matthew 24:14) It's the GOOD (complete plan) NEWS of the gospel of God's Kingdom that will decide the "end" of corrupted world systems, and the more we as Ambassadors of God's Kingdom stop reacting to every distraction and start standing as a CITY SET on a HILL with LIGHT we will see aceleration of God's process and know our redemption (and the redemption of God's creation) is mainfesting to impact the world. This is why we can say, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
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