Welcome to April 3, 2015. I’m getting pretty excited with the Rapture just days away. It will occur on Easter Sunday at noon. How do I know? Well that’s when the Easter Blood Moon eclipse is supposed to happen. Um..actually it happens on Saturday, not Easter. But God got it real close to Easter. And besides,do you have any idea how hard it is get all those planets and stars and moons to line up properly?
It also happens right at 12 noon. OK that’s 12 noon Greenwich Mean Time which means I have to get up at 5:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time to see it, but I’m pretty sure that’s when the rapture happens. Come on! Blood Moon. Easter(ish). Noon. It couldn’t be more clear.
Actually I’m wrong. It really could be more clear. In fact its all rather murky if you ask me. And why? Because God wants it to be. When talking about the end times Jesus said we would know the seasons, but not the time.
However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. (Matt. 24:36)
Wait. What? Not even the angles, or the Son of God knows the exact time? That’s right. And if Jesus wasn’t told, its a pretty good bet that none of us have been either.
So what do we know? Well, Jesus said he would come like a thief in the night to wrap it all up. In fact, he said it not once, but 4 times. 4 TIMES!
1) Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. (1 Thes. 5:1-4)
2) But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. (2 Peter 3:10)
3) Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. (Rev. 3:3)
4) Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.” (Rev. 16:15)
Does He have your attention? You need to be ready. Now! You won’t have time to “get yourself right with God”, repent, have a change of heart, deathbed conversion, or any other nonsense. You have to be packed and ready to go with your bags at the door, ’cause the train might be here at any time.
What really gets me is that most Americans say they believe in God, but won’t spend a moment thinking about Him. He wants to have a personal relationship with them (read you), but they won’t give Him the time of day. And when He does come and takes his followers home, I’ll bet that most of the people left behind will be mad that God didn’t give them a chance. Really? Your chance is now. Right now. Why wait? It’s like saying I’ll lock the door tomorrow night. Great, but if the thief comes tonight your screwed.
So don’t play Russian roulette with forever. Don’t turn your back on the one who loves you more than you could imagine. Ask Him if He is really there and if He really cares. Ask Him to come into your life and guide you from here on out. Ask Him to forgive all the stupid things you’ve done and help you to not do them again. I’ll bet you a million buck you will be pleased and surprised with the results.
Look, I love studying prophesy. Its exciting to see it happening and interesting to imagine how it will play out. But, studying prophesy is like reading the Farmer’s Almanac. It has lots of interesting predictions about what coming, but its a bit short on exact dates and times. It can help you recognize the seasons, but it won’t tell you which day you are going to need your umbrella.
And forget about all the blood moon, end of the world, time of lift-off nonsense in the media today. Most of it is just religious jibber-jabber. In fact, it really doesn’t matter if your bags are packed and your ready to go.
Save me a seat.
Eric – TheGodBlogger