Blood Moon…that sounds disgusting, huh? (Doesn’t seem to bother the cow)
So much has been said about the blood moon and the fact that it is happening at the time of Passover, some people are freaking out, thinking that The Lord Jesus could come at any moment…and of course…He could.
When I was pastoring between 6 and 10 years ago (at a fantastic church), I preached quite a bit on the return of The Lord. He showed me so much about all He was, and is, doing to bring things to the point of His return.
At that time, things were happening so quickly that I would have bet He was coming within the next 20 years!
- The crafting of the Holy Temple vessels to be used in the rebuilt Temple.
- Jews returning to the Land of Israel by the plane loads. Here is one example.
- Israel blooming in the desert. Did you know Israel exports $1.3 billion worth of agricultural produce annually?
- …and so much more.
It seems however, things slowed down over the last few years (though lately they have sped up again quite a bit, e.g…)
- Putin in Ukraine
- Iran’s pressing on toward nuclear capability
- Multiple huge earthquakes (In fact just yesterday a Magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea).
What I realized through the “slow time” was that God’s Grace is so good and it is all we need.
Yes, I still believe He could return at any moment. As I have said many times, we are not waiting on any “sign” or “prophecy” to be fulfilled for His return. He could literally return at any moment and I believe we should live like He could return at any moment.
But my point is this: If He tarries and waits another few years, few months, or even another day, it is because of His love and grace, and His desire to see no one perish but all have the chance to come to repentance and eternal life (2 Peter 3:9).
That thought should spur us on to the realization that we should have the very same attitude (Philippians 2:5).
Yes, like Paul we would rather be with the Lord, but once we are, the chance to lead anyone else to the Lord will be gone.
- How many people will not hear the good news because we are no longer here?
- How many people will not hear the good news because we are here but we say nothing?
Question: Can you think of anyone you know you need to talk to about Jesus?
Now that I have posed the question, where did your mind go? Who popped into your mind when you read that question?
Don’t dismiss it because you don’t feel comfortable talking to them about the Lord.
Don’t dismiss it because you have feelings toward them you know you shouldn’t have.
When you read that question, that person or persons popped into your mind for a reason. The Holy Spirit may very well be speaking to you right now.
Tell me (*in the “comments” section) who came to your mind. I will covenant to pray for you regarding this.
Will you take the challenge to talk to them this week about Jesus?
I’m not talking about beating them over the head with your Bible, that’s not how it works. I’m talking about sharing the joy and happiness of knowing Jesus, your risen Saviour, and the gift of eternal life you are thankful for.
Take the challenge. TAG! You’re it.
What does God have for you…just around the corner?
I believe a witness is just that, someone who tells what they have seen and heard. A witness does not get on the stand and tell what they have read about, only what they have personally seen and heard. What has Jesus done in YOUR life? Share those stories of how good He has been to YOU.
*Note: A “Thank You” goes out to Bro. Greg Rowland. He received the TAG! email, which has the same post as the actual blog site. I mentioned the “comments” section and he couldn’t find it. That’s because I didn’t think about it NOT being in the email, it is only on the actual blog post.
If you receive the email but want to post in the “comments” section, please go to ekministries.org, look at the page links on the right hand side of the page. There you will see a page called, “Comments, Comments, Comments”. This page will tell you how to post comments.
Don’t worry…it’s easy.
Lord bless you and yours.