It is a crisp 20º morning as I sit in my office looking out the window at the trees covered with frost and fog. I have been reading old articles I have written, washing clothes, but mostly just resting in what the Lord has done for me. He took me as a college Junior, full of my own abilities, a father of four children and a husband of one wife and showed me what I could be in Him and what I was destined to be, His creation. Since that time He has been with me through every good thing and bad thing that has happened, never leaving me, always encouraging me with His words of comfort and direction. So, after 86 years I can truthfully say He has never failed me. How good He is!
And I have been remembering. The Word says – “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.” and He says –
“Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; Your elders, and they will tell you: ‘ – – Deut. 32:7
It is good to remember, as King David did, “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.” and to listen to the wise words of Solomon, “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them”:- Eccl. 12:1. Sadly, it is all too often that only the old remember, if even they do.
But it would be wise for us all to remember what God has been saying to us about our times. This period of time has had an abundance of heavenly signs; solar flares, strange sounds in the air, near misses by comets like the comet Ison, mass die-offs of birds-fish-and animals, great increase in earthquakes and volcano activity, and a very rare Blood Red Moon Tetrad occurring of Jewish Holidays in 2014 and 2015. What little has been reported has quickly been forgotten. But I want to refresh your memories and remind you that God does these things to remind us of our sins and warn us to get right with Him before it is too late.
God began to speak with signs on the earth and in the heavens in 2010 and He stepped up His speaking in 2012 and in 2013 with the near miss of the comet Ison, which crashed into our Sun. It was then quickly followed with a Blood Red Moon Tetrad that occurred when Jesus was hanging on the cross and has only occurred seven times since then! Then came other world-wide happenings –
Remember the word of the Lord –
“Hear the word of the LORD, You children of Israel, For the LORD brings a charge against the inhabitants of the land: There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, Killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint, With bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore, the land will mourn; And everyone who dwells there will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air; Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.” – Hosea 4:1-3
If God spoke this word against Israel, He will speak it against any nation who forsake truth and mercy in the land. Any nation that practices lying and breaks their oaths and who sheds blood (by abortion).
One of my articles dealt with the Revelation 12 Sign of the Woman which was fulfilled on September 23, 2017. But that sign doesn’t end there, it continues on into 2024 where the return of Messiah Jesus is predicted. As we approach that time, life is really going to get exciting for the believer as we are going to be thrust into hand-to-hand combat with the devil and his forces so to speak. War in the heavens is going to break out –
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,” – Revelation 12:7
As we watch 2013 unveil, I hope we will remember the signs that the Lord has been revealing to warn us to get ready for the end times. And I encourage you to immerse yourselves in the Book of Ephesians where Paul gives his teaching on how to defeat the devil and his demons.