Luke 21:25 And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves… -Jesus
Isaiah 51:15 I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the LORD of hosts is his name.
Pray for people around the world impacted by natural disasters.
The planet is currently experiencing a rough patch. Some have referenced the creation groaning. Others have called these events birth pains.
Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
The state of Florida is on the verge of taking a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. The storm is one of the largest and one of the most destructive hurricanes in the Atlantic basin in recorded history. At times, winds have been reported up to 215 mph. Islands experiencing the storm have been devastated.
The Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana are recovering from the flooding rains and winds of Hurricane Harvey. Up to 41 million people in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal are suffering from historic flooding in southeast Asia. Flooding and mudslides have occurred in Africa’s Sierra Leone.
2 Peter 3:7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
The scope of Peter’s verse is the heavens and earth.Fire plays a significant role in the end times scenario.
The situation in the western half of the United States is an ignored tragedy. I am not suggesting these wild fires are the judgment of God.
76 forest fires are noted in 9 western states. Approximately 1.4 million acres of land are burning. The smoke can be viewed by satellites from space. Smoke can be observed from space from the west coast to the east coast of the United States.
Know at some point in the future, judgment is coming to the planet in the form of fire.
Luke 21:11 …and there will be great earthquakes…
September 8, 2017: A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico. Multiple aftershocks of 5.0 have been registered. As of this date, 61 are reported dead. Nearly 2 million homes have lost power. Tsunami warnings were issued. Waves as high as 3 feet were reported. Hurricane Katia in the western Gulf of Mexico will only complicate the matter.
A swarm of over 200 quakes has been reported on the southwest edge of Yellowstone in Soda Springs, Idaho. Over 2,300 tremors have been reported in the Yellowstone caldera since the beginning of June 2017.
Is this the time Jesus referenced? Did He really mean what He said? Jesus also spoke of a better day. Good news is coming.
Luke 21:28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
The focus is on the word “redemption”. It is the Greek word ἀπολύτρωσις/apolutrósis. Strong’s Concordance defines as: release effected by payment of ransom; redemption, deliverance.
HELPS word studies states the following: literally, “buying back from, re-purchasing (winning back) what was previously forfeited (lost).”
The believer’s glorification is coming. We will be transformed and born again.
1 Corinthians 15:49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.
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