When God sent His Son to earth, there were heavenly signs that were revealed. They appeared to all mankind but, only the wise men understood their meaning and responded –
“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” – Matt. 2:1, 2
When Jesus came the first time, His birth was announced with ‘a heavenly star’ that the wise men from the east saw and understood. There have been many suppositions about what the star was but, one thing is clear – there was a heavenly sign that was unmistakable to those who were searching for it. After Jesus was resurrected and passed into heaven on the clouds, the angels said to the disciples‘ This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven’. It is clear that His second coming will be announced with heavenly signs as well. Continue reading
Does God judge?
Many times people do not recognize judgments when they come. Sometimes they are the result of our own lawlessness, such as when governments or school systems push God out of their world views and then as a result face increased lawlessness and rebellion. Or when we kill nearly 60 million of our potential children by abortion and then worry about the increase of a spirit of murder among us. On the part of schools, if you eliminate God’s 10 commandments from the curricula and replace them with atheistic humanism, what or who is to be the arbiter of right vs. wrong? A student can reason, “My version of right and wrong is just as good as yours!” and they would be correct! Continue reading
When Jesus was asked about the signs that would mark the end of the age and His return, one of the signs He referenced was the rise in earthquakes.
“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” – Matthew 24:7
The Book of Revelation also identifies some of the signs preceding the end of the age as earthquakes and blood red moons.
“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.” – Revelation 6:12