“For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness,” 1 Corinthians 1:22-23.
We’ve just had an unusual astronomical sign in the heavens this past weekend.
Many flocked to see and travel to see this sight, and many wondered and others were certain, that this would surely usher in a soon coming rapture for the saints of God to leave this earth.
But this event like many others, is just the beginning of other such signs in the heavens that will transpire during this generation that we are now living in.
But just as the four blood moons that occurred a few years ago, we can look back and see that nothing out-of-the-ordinary occurred. Others were so certain that this was indeed, the end.
I’m not necessarily saying that these types of things don’t have their significance, they do, but how many of us put so much stock and attention in them, that we hinge all our belief systems upon them, knowing that surely, the Second Coming is now upon us?
We can see from the verses above in 1 Corinthians that many during the time of Christ were also looking for a sign or an indication, that the end was soon upon them. Paul tells us that Jews seek a sign and Greeks seek wisdom, and yet we are to preach Christ crucified which has become a stumbling block to both.
The prophet Joel talks about these things and yet, many see some similarities between our present time as the sun is turned to darkness and the moon into blood.
But I will say that much greater events will be seen in the heavens as we draw closer to that day.
“And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come,” Joel 2:30-31.
Our faith should not have to be hinged upon unusual events or signs in the sky. Some have camped out in the mountains and hills years ago, being so certain that the end of the age was upon them.
But eventually, they had to return to their homes and jobs once more, to live out their lives waiting.
We all wait for that day in eager anticipation, but in the mean time, we all have our jobs and families to attend to.
May we find a wisdom and a balance in our lives as we wait for that day, and yet be prepared for the great darkness that is soon to come upon us all.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?