“It’s the End of the World as We Know It” - J.L.Robb - http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8127
"By all these lovely tokens, September days are here; With summer's best of weather, And autumn's best of cheer." ~ Helen Hunt Jackson
Well, we made it through September, blood moons and all. That is good news for some and sad news for others. Many are quite ready to get it all over with, those who believe there really is another life after this one. That life lasts a lot longer and is much healthier according to the Bible.
Last Spring there were internet rumors of a July Surprise that would rock the world. Didn’t happen. Then the Four Blood Moon predictions of soon-to-come-doom didn’t happen. A lot of TV evangelists, authors and video producers made a ton of money off this particular scare, but it hurt Christianity and specifically, eschatology.
Two years ago I wrote about the Blood Moon Prophecy, and this was the conclusion:
Prophecy fulfillment or coincidence?
Coincidence would be my guess, though that’s just my opinion; but after watching the results of the Jupiter Effect fiasco, the Hale-Bopp comet fiasco, the Jone’s cult fiasco and the other myriad of end-of-the-world predictions that never come true, this is not good for those of us who realize that Jesus did not lie when He said “no one knows” except God. That would include Gribbins and Biltz.
The first paragraph of Revelation is particularly significant, because it describes the importance of reading Revelation, out loud. I have never read Revelation out loud, but I plan to. When Jesus said in Matthew that no one knew the day or hour of the end of things as we know them to be, it seems that some feel they can at least predict the month.
Harold Camping picked May 21, 2011 for the end of all things. When it did not happen, he changed it to October 21, 2011. Still didn’t happen.
Today I learned the end times date is now October 7, except that is today; and I’m still here at the keyboard. Well, the day isn’t over yet.
Chris McCann of eBible Fellowship fame, seems to like October 7, 2015, for expiration date. Somehow this October 7 date correlates with Harold Camping’s May 21, 2011 prediction. Really?
And on and on we go. These folk do not do God any favors with their predictions.
Last week someone asked me if I thought the 7-year Tribulation had started. There are supposed to be a lot of beheadings during this period, and a lot of beheadings are going on now. For pre-tribulationists it will be easy to tell because of the rapture. However, if you do not make the rapture, here is a sure-fire way to know. The Two Witnesses appear in Jerusalem and preach for the first three and a half years. Knowing and understanding the accuracy of biblical prophecy, I Google every day for news out of Jerusalem concerning two preachers at the Temple Mount.
The prophet Zechariah made a prediction about the end of the world as we know it:
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. ~ Zechariah 12:2-4 KJV
In the last days, Jerusalem will become a burden to the entire world (all people). Is it?
A quick study of United Nations’ votes and proposals clearly indicate that all the people of the earth are pretty much anti-Israel already. Jerusalem is a powder keg in the world of Israelis and Arabs. Today, Israeli troops used rubber bullets, real bullets and tear gas to break up protests by Muslims who are definitely “in the siege” both against Judah (Israel) and her capital, Jerusalem.
Is Jerusalem a burdensome stone?
In Jerusalem’s Old City, a teenaged Palestinian woman stabbed a Jewish man near the Wailing Wall today. This was near the site where two other Jewish men were murdered on Saturday. A few hours later a Palestinian man attacked an IDF soldier with scissors.
A group of Palestinian kids threw rocks at cars, breaking out the windshield of a 38 year old Jewish woman’s car and trying to lynch her.
This animosity between Arabs and Jews, half-brothers through descendency, is not new and has gone on since the days of the Canaanites. Palestinian so-called leaders whine and complain about how bad it is since Israel is there, in the Land of Israel no less; except Israel was not there in 1929.
In 1929, the Western Wall Uprising pitted Palestinians against Jews, leaving 133 Jews dead and 110 Arabs. This uprising was one of many throughout the years, all over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and to whom it belongs. There is one thing certain: It was the Jewish Temple Mount1,700 years before it was a mosque of any kind and before Islam was a religion/lifestyle.
The news today is that there may be a Third Intifada, which could likely lead to the Third World War, referred to in Revelation as the War of Armageddon.
Jerusalem has been around a long time and has been the site of many wars. It is odd that such an ancient city could cause such fighting, could be such a burden on the world.
“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”
Cut in pieces doesn’t sound too good, but all who are alive now is seeing this prophecy come true.
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine ~ R.E.M.