So, just out of curiosity and all that; the way time flies these days, it’s January but it’s almost December 2012 already. I’m just….. you know, wondering: did the Mayan’s get it right; or is this just more crying wolf?.
The Mayan civilization apparently had a fairly complex and accurate calendar system that not only looked forward but backward as well to a date before their time to start this calendar. For more information on this intriguing subject simply Google “Mayan calendar” and choose from a host of leads. Their complex calendar system which some speculate has alien origins strangely ceased keeping time at the year 2012 and predicted dire events unfolding…..Ehhhem! Ahhh, that would be this year; fasten your seat belt.
THE CHANGING OF TIMES: ……… WOLF!, WOLF!?
THE GENERATION OF JESUS CHRIST: AGE OF GRACE
The Mayan Calendar may not so much be speaking of the end of the world as much as the end of an age. When God spoke to Adam concerning plans set in motion to redeem his fallen family a seed was mentioned who would bruise the head of the serpent. That seed refers to is Jesus. (Psalm 22:30—A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation) Psalm 22 speaks of a seed that would serve the Lord an be considered a generation, that speaks to the extension of life of Jesus vicariously through believers across a span of an age of grace; that length of time to be considered a generation though it be thousands of years in length, unlike the traditional forty-year generation. When that age of grace comes to an end the time of Jacob’s troubles ensues for a span of seven apocalyptic years not witnessed since the creation of the world.
” WERE ANY OF THE WISE MEN JEWISH/HEBREW? SHOULD IT REALLY BE THAT STRANGE IF THE MAYAN ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR SPOKE OF THE END OF THE AGE OF GRACE
THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE FOR A WARNING THEN COMES THE END OF THE AGE
From that time till the present, the Gospel being proclaimed to the entire world as a warning to every creature before his coming is another major marker that is arguably fulfilled. Like the increased frequency and intensity of labor pains a mother about to give birth experiences, the earth would start to convulse in not only the frequency but the intensity of seismic activities and bizarre weather patters. We can all judge for ourselves when for the last decade or longer all the weather reporters are using words like epic, record, historic,
THESE DAYS THERE’S NO WEATHER EXCEPT THE FREAKISH VARIETY
unprecedented, and biblical to describe our weather forecast globally. If nothing else sounds the alarm Hurricane Katrina is right up there, and if you missed that there is the Japanese earth quake, or how about Tornadoes, and earthquake in Boston…unheard-of in my generation. Just googled for the New Year’s day temperature in my area, and the headline came up: 2011, a year of extreme weather, and that across the entire U.S. and around the world. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWL, WOLF, WOLF? Just wondering.
1948 ISRAEL IS A NATION AGAIN AFTER 2000 YEARS.
THIS GENERATION SHALL WITNESS ALL THESE THINGS FULFILLED
Perhaps the most dramatic is the parable of the fig tree putting on leaves just before the onset of Summer in the Middle East. This parable is predictive of Israel coming back together as a nation after the long diaspora that happened in 70 AD. This is perhaps the most telling of the signs which fell in place in 1948 when the flag of David flew over Jerusalem and Israel as a nation for the first time in over 2000 years. This more than any of the other indicators is noteworthy because it is coupled with a the qualifier that the generation that witnesses this sign shall not pass away till all these things are fulfilled. If we reckon a generation to mean the traditional 40 years then we are 24 years past midnight; and he is 24 years delayed in coming. It would be about this time when the five foolish virgins thought it safe to venture out on a shopping spree instead of being vigilant like the other five who were accounted as wise; only to be surprised by the sudden appearance of the bridegroom. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWL, WOLF, WOLF? Just saying.
Although the Hebrew prophets were the principal voice of scripture record foretelling the first advent of Jesus, it was the unlikely wise men, and astrologers of the East whose caravan blazed the trail to that lonely manger on a hillside on the outskirts of his father David’s hometown in Bethlehem. Who knew. Although Jesus himself foretold these events it might actually not be all that surprising that the unlikely Mayans may have been selected by some fortuitous turn of divine providence join in the chorus of voices both terrestrial and celestial signaling the second advent of our Savior. After all was it not the Gentile, Cyrus the great whom God himself hand-picked and called his servant who would initiate the return of Israel from Babylonian captivity.
Matthew 24:24-37—Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo , here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold , I have told you before . 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold , he is in the desert; go not forth : behold , he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shine even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be . 28 For wheresoever the carcase is , there will the eagles be gathered together . 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened , and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken : 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn , and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other . 32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass , till all these things be fulfilled . 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away , but my words shall not pass away . 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be .
If nothing is certain about this one thing should be abundantly clear; no man will know that day nor the hour of that fateful event, but we should know the approximate sense of the season or time when the event is close. We are told that knowledge shall increase and many shall run to and fro. Nothing marks this current generation as the global village of jet setters in the current “age of information” where knowledge doubles by some estimates, every 18 months… (I’ve been used to a figure of every ten years). Good thing I Googled before putting it to ink; which underscores the point. Most of all the scientists that have ever lived have are alive today; which brings us to my next point.
KNOCKING AT HEAVENS DOOR: 600 MILLION IMPACTS PER SECOND
I can almost hear the strides of his feet on the approach to answer; and what shall all the tribes of the earth say when he shall appear? Best selling author, and foremost Harvard Theoretical Physicist Lisa Randall recently published “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” giving some insight on progress being made with the “Large Hadron Collider” the world’s largest man-made machine—a supersized door crasher.
Science is only the refining of our every day thinking; a more accurate detailed way of measuring and reporting observations that we do on a day-to-day basis. Their tools help them to look deeper and farther than we can with the naked eye. Right now there is a $10 billion dollar tool for refining our observations of the heavens and the earth located on the Swiss/French Border that is the largest machine built by man in the history of man. It is our generation’s’ answer to the great pyramids of Giza or the Tower of Babel if you will. 17 miles in circumference with particle collectors seven stories high, boasting more sturdy construction that the Eiffel Tower; with the “Large Hadron Colider” refinement doesn’t get any finer these days.
The scale of this behemoth calls to mind images out of the “Lord of The Rings” trilogy which featured projects on a grand scale which by their construction, various creatures delved a little too deeply, a little too greedily into the bowels of the earth, only to release their undoing. The project in being sued by scientists on both Europe and the American continent out of fears that it will in unwittingly open a black hole singularity that would swallow up the planet. And here we were thinking we were going to get taken out by some nuclear conflagration. Who knew?….A black hole. Their goal by the way is to chip off a piece of God and study the “God Particle”. If this doesn’t ring of the old tower of Babel when God came down to derail their ambition to invade heavens I don’t know what does. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWL, WOLF, WOLF? You know,…..Just saying.
Matthew 24:38_47—For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking , marrying and giving in marriage , until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came , and took them all away ; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be . 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken , and the other left . 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken , and the other left . 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come . 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come , he would have watched , and would not have suffered his house to be broken up . 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh . 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing . 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods .
SOWING THE MEASURE OF GOD
LIES IN THE FACE OF THE TRUTH
THE FAITH OF GOD
WANTED: Dead But Alive
THE HEAVENS DECLARE
THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU
THE POWER OF GOD: Jesus
CONFLAGRATION: Starting To Believe…Transformation cont’d
AGE OF INCREDULITY
GOD’S OFFSPRING: A New Creature
THE GIFT OF GOD: Just Say’N Sow It