Signs Of The Times...Or Not?
Well it has been quite a tumultuous 2017 around our world. There have been floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, blood moons and solar eclipses. So many rumblings from the earth for humanity to deal with that you have to wonder if we are literally seeing Biblical prophecy fulfilled...or are we?
It always fascinates me how Christians try and interpret the “signs in the heavens” when some kind of catastrophe happens. It is also interesting to hear people who don’t know Christ say that it is the earth reacting because people don’t believe global warming exists and/or blaming it on president Trump. The Bible definitely talks about “signs in the heavens” but haven’t there been signs since Jesus walked the earth?
I think a bigger question should be asked as we see these events unfolding in our lifetime.
If these ARE all signs that point to Jesus’ return, would we do anything better/more knowing that our time on earth would be coming to an end? OR, if we think these things are only more of the same, would we do LESS to make Jesus popular in our lives and the people we interact with on a daily basis?
I think our human “bend” is to match effort with outcome. If we think that something is going to happen sooner than later, we will make the appropriate changes in our lives to accommodate. I am not saying this is for everyone, but I am only speaking from personal experience and evaluating my own life.
Ultimately, to me, the signs we see in the heavens and on the earth are opportunities for us to evaluate our relationship with Jesus and to make sure we are as passionate about sharing Christ with everyone no matter what we do or don’t see. I am not saying that we need to ignore the things we see happening in our world, but I do think we need to be careful not to assume that social media posts about our guessing why these things happen will change people and help them see Jesus.
The best way to help people see Jesus is to love them unconditionally and then meet a practical need. Maybe we need to donate money to one of the clean up efforts helping with the hurricanes. When people ask you why you are doing these things, you tell them that it is because of Jesus and His love for them! Those acts of love will have the power of at least 4 SETS of blood moons! Haha
Now go out and love on people today and watch their hearts and lives move towards Christ and his purpose in their lives!
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