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Conservatism mixed with a little end time theology

Weatherman

“You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky.  How is it you don’t know how to interpret the present time?” Luke12:54-59

Can we really understand the signs of the times?

Even mentioning this topic can be somewhat precarious.  Most will look at you as though you are weird, or even a bit off.  But, this is merely due to a misunderstanding of what knowing the times means.

The day and the hour is unknown.  We know that much.

But, what we leave out is the emphasis on knowing the time and the season.  Jesus sternly warned the generation of His second coming to keep watch, be prepared, and to have oil in your lamp.

Yes, we don’t know the day or the hour.  Who said we can’t ask the Father about it?

When it comes to the generation of the Lord’s return, there are both positive and negative trends that give us some indication.  There are political and even technological trends, too. Keeping up with the happenings of Israel also provide hints into this time in history.

How do we know all of this?

There are 150 chapters in the Bible referring to the 2nd coming of Jesus.  After all, it’s the plan in God’s heart to unveil His Son and remove all things that hinder love.

So, of course there’s going to be information about it!

In all honesty, at first it’s a bit overwhelming.  It seems like there are so many pictures and weird creatures we’ll never be able to figure this out.

Want some good news?  The Bible tells you what every picture is.  Seriously!

Here’s an example: In Revelation 1:12,16, John sees 7 lampstands and 7 stars.  Wonder what those are?  It tells us in Revelation 1:20 that the 7 lampstands are the 7 churches and the 7 stars are the 7 angels for those churches.

There you go.  7 lampstands = 7 churches and 7 stars = 7 angels.

Now, granted, some of the other pictures require a bit more study.  But, that is only because we are new to this and the topic has been dismissed for so long by the body of Christ.

And, what if Jesus doesn’t return?  Well, then I’ve given my life to loving Him and preparing my family to do the same.

And, if He does return?  I have oil and am ready to meet Him.

Either way, it’s a win-win situation.

“And the Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.'”

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