Jesus warned his disciples of the kinds of events that would mark what the Bible calls ‘last days’ that would immediately precede His return. (Luke 21:25-28) “And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the billows; men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.”
When driving the interstate we all observe times that we are between cities where there are few signs. As we approach a city, we begin to observe signs advertising hotels and attractions. The closer we get, the more signs we observe that include gas stations, fast food restaurants etc. The signs appear more and more frequently until we arrive at our destination. So it is with the biblical signs of the end times. We are literally seeing and experiencing those signs in our own lives today.
Who can doubt that the nations of earth have entered a time of great “perplexity”? When have we seen the massive destruction left from recent tsunami’s and earthquakes? It is in this regard I keep my eyes on those events. We are about to go from 2012 to 2013 and we are told of two comets that will pass by in the new year. So my friend, “look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.”
With regard to the Week of Doom, none of the dire predictions that many were making have come to pass. The asteroid YU55 passed by without hitting either the earth or the moon. Whew, that was a close one!
The government radio and TV emergency test seems to have gone off without a hitch. The multinational Asia-Pacific conference in Hawaii however, was marred by a US agent shooting a local in front of the Waikiki McDonalds.
It does seem that people are unusually ‘jumpy’ as many believe that we are nearing some sort of cataclysm. Perhaps it’s the prospects predicted by those who are the Global warmists, or the many disaster movies like 2012. Or the turmoil in the Middle East.
There are a number of things happening now that have concerned many about this coming week. Following this week, I’ll be glad to view this post in retrospect as hind sight is 20/20. So what are these ‘things’ that are about to happen?
Remember all the hype about the comet Elenin? Many of those who were skeptical of the Elenin – Niburu connecton certainly seem justified while many other’s are somewhat disappointed. What next? Well, believe it or not there is another heavenly body that hasn’t had the media attention of Elenin, and that is the asteroid, YU 55. Unlike Elenin, which missed the earth by 21 million miles, the asteroid YU 55 will be closer, much closer. So close that it will pass nearer to earth than the moon. The track of the asteroid will bring it by the earth on November 8/9 -2011. It is a pretty big one, over 1/4 mile in diameter according to astronomers yet we are assured that it will cruise harmlessly by the earth and moon. However there is speculation at this point by conspiracy theorists that the general population isn’t being told the whole truth about it. There are a number of coincidences that are also happening. You remember earlier this year NASA warned its employees to be prepared for emergencies. Before this, FEMA ordered $1 billion in dehydrated food. Apparently, UNESCO is planning a Pacific Wide Tsunami Warning and Communication Exercise on November 9, 10. In addition the US is going to conduct a “First-ever nationwide test of US emergency system.” The test, which will start at 2:00pm ET and last approximately three minutes, will resemble periodic monthly EAS tests — the ones with long tonal sounds and a “this is a test” announcement — that most people are familiar with.”
Such a comprehensive test has never been done in the US before, and the FCC said it is taking action now because it needs “to know that the system will work as intended should public safety officials ever need to send an alert or warning to a large region of the United States.
There are more “coincidences” like the construction of underground shelters in Denver…but who knows. I’ll revisit this post later – maybe.
Recently the question of evolution has come up on the political stage. The popular media has attempted to relegate those running with a Biblical world view (as did our Founders) to relics of the dark ages. Here, when Mike Huckabee was running for office, the question of evolution was dropped on his porch – and I liked his answer: