A recent Fox News report indicated that we saw more than 500 tornadoes in the month of May across the United States. To add to that, Hurricane Season began June 1! This has been a wild weather year so far and it’s not even half over.
When Jesus was questioned by His disciples about the signs of His return, He began “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” [Matt 24:4-8 NIV]
We might be able take today’s headlines and fit them into this prophecy, although I’m sure that isn’t the wisest thing to do. I don’t know if the crazy weather pattern we are experiencing is the “beginning of birth pains” or just some fluke of nature confined to this year. I’ll leave that to scholars to determine.
I do know that the return of the LORD is closer now “than it’s ever been,” and that we need to heed the words of the LORD and “see to it that [we] are not alarmed.”
Our LORD will return, whether we go with Him in a rapture or at His Second Coming when all will see Him, matters not to me. Just to hear Him bid us home, just to see Him coming in clouds of glory, that will be enough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhF3nXw8kIo (Ivan Parker, “Midnight Cry”)