I am going to add a disclaimer here because I am not telling you that I know it all but I will tell you that this has been on my spirit for a couple of weeks now and continues to intensify as the days pass by.
On August 21, 2017 we had a “GRAND” event take place, the solar eclipse and everyone was talking about it. It was every headline on the news, people trying to figure out where to purchase glasses because they were selling out and were driving x amount of miles to be able to get a good glimpse of this historic moment.
According to Astronomy Magazine the eclipse was the MOST VIEWED eclipse ever!! They based their proclamations on these four factors:
1) the attention it got from the media; 2) the superb coverage of the highway system in our country; 3) the typical weather on that date; and 4) the vast number of people who had access to it from nearby large cities.
All these reasons might be great and what not but what does the Bible tell us? What are these signs pointing to? Why so much commotion? What are we really witnessing? Why is it important for the body of Christ to pay attention?
And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Luke 21:25-26 NKJV
As I sat observing what was happening, I had to dig deeper, I felt there was something much deeper to this than what our eyes could see. What I found out was pretty remarkable, the timing of this eclipse was at the beginning of a new Hebrew month called Elul, Rosh Chodesh Elul began at sundown on Mon, 21 August 2017. Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. So as of right now we officially are in the middle of those 40 days of repentance which I found to be astounding. Could God possibly be trying to tell us something? Is God trying to get our attention?
Well beloved lets go further, a couple of days after the eclipse, Harvey hit Houston and this past week we have witnessed Hurricane Irma, Jose, Katia, an earthquake in Mexico & Japan, lights in the sky of Mexico, South Asia flooding, possible tsunami, rumor of wars, people fleeing in fear of their lives, locust invasion and prior to the eclipse there was a huge white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that caused a lot of division, hate, death and I’m sure there are so much more things I have missed… my point is that I strongly believe that God is trying to wake us up in this hour and bring us back to a place of repentance but true repentance. He is warning us beloved, giving us a chance to repent and return to Him. It’s not time to be lukewarm.
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. Earthquakes and famines, and all the signs are only the contractions of what’s coming. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Matthew 24: 6-8 NKJV
I read this article in Charisma Magazine where Pastor Hery states,
“In this sermon, I said I wasn’t going to speculate on Irma whether it came as wrath from God, from the devil or just simply the season where the earth needs to be refreshed. However, I did mention that God is allowing this hurricane to happen to get our attention. We are bickering about our president; we are divided, with so much racism and police brutality. We should be called “the Divided States of America” instead. Hopefully, this catastrophe will unite us more.”
YESSSS!! WE THE BODY OF CHRIST NEED TO UNITE, REPENT AND PRAY.
There are so many other people in the body of Christ that are feeling the alarms going off in their spirit as well. Here is just another little nugget of confirmation, I am currently taking a class at my home church and this past week was week of repentance. Coincidence? Let me share our week scripture with you that just goes hand in hand with what is going on right now and this blog post.
Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. 2 Corinthians 7: 9-10 NKJV
It is easy to fall in worldly sorrow, “oh I messed up God forgive me, I’ll try to do better next time” but godly sorrow is true repentance which is surrender, commitment to turn from sin and walk in obedience with God. Worldly sorrow leads to death but godly sorrow will lead to salvation and restoration.
We must repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand. With every ounce of my body soul and mind I don’t believe this is just coincidence or something to look at casually. I felt such an urgency to publish this blog post and feel it is a timely one. Repentance is not an easy word to deliver but I just want to share what God orders to put out. At the end it’s not about me but all about Him and you beloved. I strongly feel that its time to wake up. To stop sitting on the sidelines and rise up. Every headline is saying we have never seen anything like this in history… you might think Christians have been prophessing that Jesus Second Coming is around the corner for a long time but beloved it is so different this time. I am urging you to pick up your sword, renounce everything that is trying to rise up against you right now and fight the good fight. We must push the kingdom of darkness back and engage in bringing the Kingdom of God forth as if our life depended on it. We are living in the last days, no one knows the day or time He will return, maybe it wont be next week or month but Gods timing is so different from ours and we must be found ready & spotless.
First of all, I want you to know that in the last days men will laugh at the truth. They will follow their own sinful desires. They will say, “He promised to come again. Where is He? Since our early fathers died, everything is the same from the beginning of the world. 2 Peter 3: 3-4 NLV
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 2 Peter 3:8-14 NIV
As we are walking through this storm, violence, time, season I encourage to not be afraid. Be of good cheer. Take Courage! Repent! Rise up and be ready!
Thus says the LORD, “Do not learn the way of the nations, And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens Although the nations are terrified by them; Jeremiah 10:2
Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near. Luke 21:28 NKJV