Why? In short: I was told to watch – plus a spectacular event made it personal. Even so, why do that?
For every prophecy in the Old Testament about Jesus Christ’s birth and life during the ancient Roman Empire, there are seven to eight times as many prophecies about His promised return, known as the Second Advent or Second Coming. I am of the opinion the likelihood is rapidly increasing of that event’s occurrence in our lifetime!
Jesus stressed the great importance of that future event. For example, His instruction to the four who’d been with Him from the outset of His mission is given at Mark 13:33-37:
“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
“Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest, coming suddenly, he finds you sleeping! And what I say to you, I say to all, ‘Watch!’.”
That’s why I’m watching and, believer or not, you too are included in the action, as can be clearly understood from Jesus’ words – “I say to ALL…“
Also, in view of what’s been sensed by two persons on opposite sides of the Atlantic during the recent Easter period, we do need to get ready for Jesus to return for ‘His Bride’ (see this post, as well as those under the ‘prophetic’ category).
How can we be sure?
You may object and say, “But even if that’s an accurate quotation it’s only guesswork”. That is, prophecies don’t always come to pass. In answer and in synopsis only [more details here], I therefore offer the following key to foretelling the future.:
We’re privileged to learn what Almighty God has decided is to happen. He shared his plans with a select number of ancient sages, or prophets, over a long period that started 29 centuries ago, and several centuries before Christ. Amidst extensive instructions He told the prophet Isaiah:
“For I am God and there is no other, I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand and I shall do all My pleasure’…” (Isaiah 46:9-10 NKJV)
In fact, some years before Isaiah the first of the ‘writing prophets’ had received a distinct word about God’s intention to divulge His plans. This is recorded in Amos’ scroll at the seventh verse of the third chapter (in modern notation):
“Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”
I hope you will take the time to do a little ‘time travel’ with me by reading the associated and subsequent page, as mentioned above, starting here.