Yesterday was a lazy day for me. It was Mother’s Day and I had no demands on my time. That isn’t a whole lot different than any other Sunday but I did get to talk to my youngest son on the phone for awhile. Mostly I just read, colored and watched YouTube videos.
I found an interesting young minister from Australia and watched a couple of his videos. One about end-time prophesy and another related one discussing the signs before the end times. In this case the one that says the sun will be dark and the moon red as blood.
Blood moons are a phenomenon occurring during a lunar eclipse. It seems that since 1948 all the incidents of a blood moon have occurred on a Jewish holy day according to the old Hebrew calendar. There have been several series of four consecutive blood moons that have occurred since 1948 and each time an event that was significant occurred within the time period of those four consecutive blood moon occurrences.
This last group however has had five blood moon and two solar eclipses that have all fallen on a Jewish holy day. The last was the lunar eclipse on March 23, 2016. Who knows what significant event may occur that has a global impact, or at the very least an impact on Israel.
I find end times discussions quite interesting. I’ve felt for a long time that the signs are there that portend the end times as Jesus and many Biblical prophets described. Now soon in God’s time may not be the same as soon to us. After all, a thousand years is as a day to God. I may not take that literally, but, it tells me that time to God is not as important as it is to us. The signs may repeat themselves many times over, or, the ones we see today may the final ones. Who knows? Only God.
I however am determined to live my life as though these things will come at any day. We are admonished in the Bible to live our lives being ready for Christ’s return. We are to be at the ready, our lamp wicks trimmed and extra oil to make sure we are ready when the Bridegroom arrives. How do I be ready? I do that which God has given me to do, love. The most important command is to love the Lord our God with all of our mind, soul and heart and the second like it is to love our neighbor as ourself.
Many Christians have lost sight of what is important. So many are up in arms about the things occurring in this world that go against their sensibilities. Offense is taken on so many things. Certainly there are a lot of worldly behaviors that are an offense to God, but, it is not our place to judge and taking offense is in effect judging. What are these things? Issues of abortion, gay marriage, transgender bathrooms, and a myriad of other things that come and go with societal changes are issues Christians are often most vocal about.
What we, as Christians, should be vocal about is the love of God, who loved the world so much that He sent his only begotten to son to die on a cross for the sins of all mankind. We are to love, to show His love by being loving. Condemnation does not show non-believers the message that God really wants spread. We should be spreading the GOOD NEWS, loudly and with unconditional love. That is not to say that everyone of us is supposed to get out there and evangelize. We are not all called to do that, but we are all called to love. So to those Christians who are so vocal and adamant about their pet causes, I admonish you to speak as loudly about the love of Jehovah, Yahweh, The Lord our God, Creator Father.