Sometimes I just have to ask myself, “What is God doing?”
I felt those words stirring in my mind this morning as I was out and about, running errands and then visiting a friend who is recovering from surgery.
It was while I was out and about that I began to wonder about the ‘bigger picture’ of what God is doing right now in my little corner of the world. It isn’t as if I were the only person experiencing the wonder. All over the world things seem to be out of kilter.
Take for instance, the weather. Our weather has permanently changed since the mega-earthquake that occurred in Japan in March 2011, shifting the earth’s axis and shortening the length of a day. And it isn’t just our weather that has changed. Everyone is noticing changes. Of course, there are the fear-mongers who consistently demand that it is global warming. And they are right to the extent that part of the globe is warming that previously did not – but they are also wrong because for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and the opposite sides of the earth are now cooler than they were previously. The polar ice cap may be shrinking, but take a look at what is happening in Antarctica – a major increase in ice mass. “A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.” (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-study-mass-gains-of-antarctic-ice-sheet-greater-than-losses)
But I digress.
What is God doing?
Another little tidbit is the way the stars are aligning above our heads. Some point out that in September 2017 we will see the story of Revelation 12 played out in the sky and, in fact, it began in November 2016 and will culminate on September 23, 2017. (Coincidentally, Feast of Trumpets)
Wars and rumors of wars. Earthquakes. Famine. Pestilence. All of these things are continuing and THIS WEEK I heard reported that SEVEN, count ‘em, SEVEN diseases that the U.S. had eradicated within its borders are now back in the country, brought in by the influx of immigrants and aggravated by the anti-vaccine groupies. Small pox, measles, whooping cough, mumps, bubonic plague, leprosy, and polio.
What is God doing? I believe He is fulfilling the prophecy that He gave to John the revelator. All of these things have been foretold, and we were warned. I think, though, that we are like ostriches – we stick our heads in the sand and pretend it is all for another time, another generation.
It is time to wake up church. Wake up and spread the Word. He is, indeed, coming SOON and the signs in the heavens and realities on earth make it so apparent. It is all laid out for anyone who cares to read. If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to try. Read the book of Daniel. Read the book of Revelation. Read the gospel of John. And make a decision as if your life depended upon it – because it does.
Time is short.