Thursday, January 6, 2011

Are These The "Last Days"?

I don't know for sure. Nobody does. The Bible says "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." [Matthew 24:36]

However, Jesus tells us through His Word, even though we can't pinpoint the time of His return, we ARE to watch for the signs..."Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." [Matthew 24: 32,33]

In the past few days we have heard the news of dead birds and fish happening for no apparent reason. At first, it was reported in Arkansas and then Louisiana. Now, it seems as if it is occuring all over the globe! I find it very interesting that the lame stream media isn't concentrating more on these phenomena. It seems to be leaking out, a little at a time, via the internet. The following are only 3 of MANY links you can find on the web.


Another link from CBS

Another link from Africa:

Here is a comment I found posted at the end of that article. As a mother, I understand this young woman's concerns and fears!

"Posted by tinkerbell7531 on Jan 06 2011

I don't know what is going on...but, I do know this...that I have children,14, 7 and 5 months. And I am very frightened by all of this. And saddened. Why? We have Jesus in our hearts but I'm not ready to go yet...I want to see my kiddos grow up and my grandkids...and have some no a lot more time with the love of my life, Michael."

I have a daughter, 4 stepdaughters and one step granddaughter. My daughter and one stepdaughter were married last year. Another stepdaughter is engaged and scheduled to wed in June of this year. They are full of hope for their new lives and their future childrens' lives. When I was their age, I felt the same way. I didn't want to hear that Jesus would soon return. I wanted the chance to live out my life, become a wife and mother and see my children grow up. I understand completely and yet I don't know how to answer their questions other than, "Have faith! Trust God! Be ready!" The Bible tells us in Matthew 6:34, "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." These words should comfort us in these days when we see so much evil, hatred, violence and strange occurances in the world.

So, are we living in the last days? There are so many prophecies from the Bible that seem to be fulfilling right before our eyes. Please don't just bury your head in the sand because you are fearful.

The Bible tells us to "Fear not!" IF the Bible is true (and that is something each one of us has to determine in his own heart and mind) then many more stange and unusual things are going to occur in the future. And IF the Bible is true, the biggest occurrence in human history will be the Rapture. (I wonder how the government will try and explain THAT away! LOL) As believers, we should use the happenings we see everyday as a reason to lean more fully upon Him...the One who has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. When even "the powers that be" have no idea what is going on, rest assured we have a Heavenly Father who knows ALL and is STILL in control! Thank Him, and give Him praise, for He IS worthy!

{Author's note: It is true that since I have discovered Facebook, I haven't blogged on either of my blogs with any regularity. I do check my blog links daily to see what is happening in the world. I find it much more enjoyable (and palatable) to hear the news of the day in this fashion. But this story is newsworthy and timely for my blog. Politics and religion. It is interesting to me to see how the lame stream media is putting this news out. If it wasn't for the net, I wouldn't have heard about any animal deaths other than in Louisiana and Arkansas. Is this a sign of the end? Personally, I believe it is. But even if it isn't, our "ends" may happen at any time. Maybe today. No man is promised tomorrow...Are you ready to meet the Savior and judge of this world? I pray you are. }

1 comment:

  1. Interesting blog. I followed your link as you visited my site today. I will check in occasionally.

    Rick Mann