After this next one, it will not happen again for a hundred years. The last two times this happened were in 1948-49, following the blessed nation of Israel becoming a State once again, and in 1967-68 in connection with the famous, six-day war. So whenever it happens, there is always something very significant happening in Israel.
There are so many articles and videos about this that you could read. But let me simply direct you to two relatively brief explanations of it online, if you are interested in more info. First, an excellent article by Pray 4 Zion. And secondly, a video by Hebrew roots pastor, Mark Blitz, of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash.
There are two Scriptures we should review together in closing. First is an excerpt from the prophet Joel:
"...Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness. The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it? 'Yet even now,' declares the LORD, 'Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning; And rend your heart and not your garments.' Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil." (Joe 2:10-13)
"I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls." (Joe 2:30-32)
This is a solemn warning. It's an alert to prepare yourself for this terrible day that is coming.
The second prophecy about this day was made by Jesus Himself, regarding the time of His return to earth:
"But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.” (Mat 24:29-31)
Dear friend, are you ready? Please don't put off until later the need to get ready. Do it now. Read the prophet Joel chapter 2, and the gospel of Matthew 24. After that your next steps to prepare are 1) to return to the Lord Jesus with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God. You need a baptism of repentance. Then 2) you need to believe on Jesus, and call upon the name of the Lord. He has promised that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered. Once you have done that, please share this article with the people you love, especially the Jewish people.
Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.
Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.
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Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.