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So grab a cup o' joe and stick around.
Because if you are a Christian, you need to be aware of how the prophetic scenario is coming together in order to maintain a proper perspective of where we are on God's prophetic clock. You also need to have your head screwed on straight about certain biblical teachings so you won't be deceived by those who seek to douse your faith in God's promises with a few bucketfuls of false doctrine.
Don't look now, but a few such people may be attending your church.
Or preaching from its pulpit.
If you are not a Christian, you still need to be aware of that prophetic scenario thing, because whether you like it or not—whether you believe it or not—it absolutely affects you as well. More than you realize. And with that sobering thought in mind, there are a few important things I would love to have the chance to explain to you.
That is, if you're willing to grab a cup o' joe and stick around.
It's like this: I am a Bible-believing, born-again Christian, I am convinced beyond any doubt that we are rapidly approaching the biblically prophesied period of time that will precede the return of Christ, and writing figures prominently in my concept of heaven.
Put those three things together, and you have this website.
Once a week, I post some brief comments on something that has been in the news recently, generally something of prophetic significance or interest. The most recent entry is shown below, and all previous entries can be found in Commentary.
11/20/2017 — From the "Get Ready for Some Shaking" Department...
In just the last couple of years, it seems the world has seen an unmistakable uptick in disasters of various types, with the most recent being the wild and unprecedented flurry of storms that pummeled the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, causing widespread damage along America's Gulf Coast and essentially obliterating Puerto Rico.
But if 2017 was the Year of the Hurricane, 2018 may well turn out to be the Year of the Earthquake.
According to an article at the Guardian, scientists are predicting a highly significant increase in severe earthquakes (7.0 and higher) next year due to the slight slowing of the earth's rotation. Apparently the speed of the earth's rotation goes through occasional periods slight fluctuation (on the scale of a millisecond per day), and researchers have recently identified a strong correlation between these periods of slight rotational slowing and significant increases in severe earthquakes, especially in tropical regions. They also state that the jump in seismic activity begins about five years after the rotational slowing begins.
And when did the most recent rotational slowing begin?
According to Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado, co-author of the paper that establishes the connection:
"The correlation between Earth's rotation and earthquake activity is strong and suggests there is going to be an increase in numbers of intense earthquakes next year."
Studying earthquake activity since 1900, the reseachers identified five periods in which there were signicant increases in strong seismic activity (in many cases two to three times the norm), and determined that all followed five years after a detectable slowing of the earth's rotation. Although the mechanics are not fully understood, this rotational slowing is believed to be a factor in releasing vast amounts of energy in the earth's core. According to Bilham:
"It is straightforward. The Earth is offering us a five-year heads-up on future earthquakes."
Five years? God's Word gave us a two-thousand year heads-up.
Where Do We Go From Here?
To the chagrin of many anxious prophecy watchers, the great stellar-planetary alignment depicted in Revelation 12:1–2 came and went on September 23, 2017 in an ostensibly uneventful manner (read "sans Rapture"). Many thousands of believers were so hepped up and so convinced the Rapture was a lock for September 23 or the several days immediately surrounding it that the disappointment felt throughout the Revelation 12 community was palpable, and was likely felt to some degree even by those who made it clear they were not expecting the Rapture to occur in that time frame, even though they took the REV12 sign seriously.
Ever since September 23, 2017 passed quietly into history, there has been what I can only describe as a mad scramble among many prophecy teachers and researchers to explain to everyone (a) why the Rapture didn't happen on or around the September 23, (b) why whatever they said about September 23 and the REV12 sign is still valid and correct, and (c) why we should still be diligently scouring the skies for more astronomical clues as to exactly what will happen next and exactly when it will happen.
Speaking of mad scrambles, I would be remiss if I didn't share with you a little scramble of my own:
Go back and read this, this, this, this, this, and this and find where I said anything other than the fact that I believed the 9/23/17 alignment pertaining to the sign of Revelation 12:1–2 was anything more than a sign revealed to us by God that we were officially entering the season of the Rapture. I'm just sayin'.
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1. Deriv. of "Sunset Over Grass Field" © AOosthuizen at Can Stock Photo
2. "Signpost" © Eyematrix at Fotolia.com
3. Sidebar: "Don't Mess With Israel" by Greg Lauer (own work)
All Scripture is taken from the World English Bible, unless annotated as KJV (King James Version) or AKJV (American King James Version).