Distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring…

ExtremeweatherThe weather seemed to be a big and concerning issue in 2012 and it seems that 2013 will be no different.

The New York Times reports: Full Story Here 

Excerpt from the article above. Please note the we do not support the “global warming” political position:

“Each year we have extreme weather, but it’s unusual to have so many extreme events around the world at once,” said Omar Baddour, chief of the data management applications division at the World Meteorological Organization, in Geneva. “The heat wave in Australia; the flooding in the U.K., and most recently the flooding and extensive snowstorm in the Middle East — it’s already a big year in terms of extreme weather calamity.”

Such events are increasing in intensity as well as frequency, Mr. Baddour said, a sign that climate change is not just about rising temperatures, but also about intense, unpleasant, anomalous weather of all kinds.
Here in Britain, people are used to thinking of rain as the wallpaper on life’s computer screen — an omnipresent, almost comforting background presence.

But even the hardiest citizen was rattled by the near-biblical fierceness of the rains that bucketed down, and the floods that followed, three different times in 2012. 

Continuing…

The Lord sums it all up in Luke 21:25-26:

“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 heaven will be shaken.” 

I’ve highlighted, in red, the areas we will be focusing on in this report above. There is no question that people and nations are in distress and perplexed. The reason for this is that the world at large is facing issues on a scale and magnitude that no one has seen before. Therefore they are perplexed, confused and baffled, at a complete loss as what to do. Some who feel as though there is no way out and actually become extremely fearful and filled with anxiety. When this reaches unhealthy levels, one can experience health issues like, panic attacks and heart attacks due to stress and fear. This has been the case in some areas of the United States and globally.

It seems to me that the world is experiencing these effects, due to the weather gone wild right now. When a secular news article calls these events; “Near-biblical fierceness…”  

 It also seems to me that all of us should be paying close attention and especially those in the family of God who have faith in Yeshua (Jesus) The Messiah. 

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The Lord reminded us, right after He outlined the extreme weather and a variety of other signs in Luke 21, that His return would follow soon after the these signs began. The fig tree is an indicator of what is coming, what is developing and how times are changing. Concerning the fig tree, some have said that the fig tree is Israel becoming a nation and I don’t disagree with this at all. But, what if there is another symbolic meaning the Lord wanted to impart to our generation through the parable of the fig tree? What if, He encoded a message to us specifically? The Lord knew that our generation would be experiencing the climatic events baring down on us. He also knew that we would have information available to us that no other generation would have access to. Consider the internet as one proof of how fast information travels now. He knew we would be able to understand, with clarity, what He was pointing to. So, let’s unpack Luke 21:30-36.

Unpacking The Code in Luke 21:

“30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. 34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

1. Verse 30-31: The Lord uses the word “already.” Already tells us that things are already in motion. We don’t have to guess because we see the evidence of what is now happening and we see it on a global scale. In this case extreme weather is happening. So, the first sign that should cause red flags in our minds is the weather disturbances. Summer is used to alert us to the time and what time it is in God’s prophetic calendar. What time is it for us in this generation? Verse 31 is the give-a-way by Yeshua. The time is The Kingdom of God is Near! 

2. Verse 32 and 33: This is really important. Why? The Lord nails down the time frame, “this generation.” The generation that is alive when all of these things have transpired. The Lord gives us a “seal of promise” too. He reminds us in verse 33 who He is and His words will never pass away! You can take what Yeshua says to the bank and count on it.

3. Verse 34: Now the Lord warns us. He would never warn us of something unless it were a real possibility that we could be overtaken by sin. The Lord is calling those who take this “literally” to look to Him and not allow ourselves to become overly attached to this world and the cares and traps that this world system offers. Being anchored to Christ is our only hope to overcome this world and it’s systems. One of the biggest dangers the Lord was concerned about is this…if we are not looking to Him we will miss His appearing, we won’t hear His call, we will be caught off-guard and the rapture could come and we could miss it. Any believer in Yeshua who is anchored to Him will know that the time of His return is drawing near because the Holy Spirit is confirming it to you in your spirit. Remember, the Lord told us all who want to worship Him must do it in what? Spirit and truth! Only by the Spirit of God can we know the timing of the prophetic calendar and where we find ourselves on that calendar.

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” ~John 4:23 

4. Verse 35-36: Watch therefore and pray that we are found “worthy” to escape all these things. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 tells us to watch, be ready because we are sons of the light not darkness and the Lord’s Day will not overtake us by surprise.

How does one become “worthy” to escape these things that are on our horizon? The verses noted above actually supply the answer.

  • Be watchful
  • Pray always
  • Trust and obey the Lord
  • Surrender to Him and accept Him as your once and for all-final sacrifice for your sins, resting in His finished work on the cross for you and for me is the ONLY way to be worthy. We are worthy because He is worthy on our behalf! His rightousness covers us if we believe in Him and surrender to Him completely.

Those who are surrendered to Yeshua will know what time it is. His spirit will communicate the time it is to their hearts. I’m sure there are those who are reading this report, who are feeling like they don’t belong here on this earth any longer, that they are living and passing through a strange land. Believers all over the globe are reporting they feel this way. This seems to be a growing phenomena globally among believers. This my dear friends is no accident.

The Lord is waking us up and calling us to prepare for the GREAT evacuation that is coming.

“Time is short and we have to be busy doing what He has called us to do. This is the time to listen very carefully to The Holy Spirit’s voice in your heart. At this time in history God is looking for people who want to serve Him so He can save as many as possible. The Lord is reaching out to mankind like never before. Listen carefully and heed the call won’t you?”  

Until next time God willing…

Keep looking up because Messiah’s return is at the door! 
 
Peace and  Love in Jesus The Messiah,
Shalom v’ahava  b’Yeshua Ha’Mashiach
שלום ואהבה  בישוע המשיח

Bro  Stef

Messianic Believer
Watchman & Publisher
 
‘But if the  watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and  the people are  not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from  them, he is taken away in  his iniquity; but   his    blood I will require  from the watchman’s hand.’  Ezekiel 33:6 
 
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should   overtake    you as a  thief.  You   are    all sons of light and sons of   the day. We are not of  the night nor of  darkness. Therefore let  us  not sleep,  as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
1Thessalonians 5:1-6
 
“My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divination’s  They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD. Because they lead my people astray, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace …”
Ezekiel 13:9-10

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12 Responses to Distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring…

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  3. Firstly, welcome to our family here at ChristianBlessings. I am looking forward to getting to know you better as we share the Lord’s blessings.

    The last few weeks here in Australia, I have heard many people say they are STARTING to believe in global warming (but most still don’t).

    It certainly has been hot and humid and there is more coming, according to the forecasters, who have added two more categories of extreme temps (purple and black) to the weather charts. The weather conditions have been blamed for the enormous number of bush fires which have destroyed more than 100 homes, countless farm buildings with machinery etc, destruction of crops and hundreds of thousands of hectares of land with its native animals, as well as countless sheep (10,000 in just one fire) cattle and other animals. At one stage there were almost 300 fires raging with about 50 uncontrolled. A couple of days of cooler (still hot) weather has helped.

    Yes, I believe the day of Christ’s coming for His redeemed is very near. It is therefore our responsibility -and privilege- to be sure to let our light shine and be ready to speak when we have opportunity.

    We are one day closer!

    • brostef says:

      Thank you for your reply! So sorry to hear about the fires and loss of property, life and animals. I live in Southern California, USA and our climate in the summer is similar to what you described minus the humidity. We experience high heat and fires too. We will pray that the Lord will bring you relief soon!

      I agree 100% with you, we do need to let our light shine and not hide it under a bushel.

      God Bless you and your loved ones,

      Bro Stef 🙂

  4. mtsweat says:

    Welcome to ChristianBlessings Bro. Stef! We are encouraged as the Lord brings His Word through you. Blessings good friend!

    • brostef says:

      I thank you for your kindness and have a request… Please keep me and Christian Blessings in your prayers. Pray that the Lord give us wisdom and power from the Holy Spirit to hear what the Lord is speaking to our hearts and then the power and faith to obey Him. If the Lord speaks through us and what we write, it will help people draw closer to Him. His will be done in all things. Thanks again so much for commenting my “new” friend!

  5. shanemark71 says:

    hi just read your article and i agree with you 100 percent ,the signs are all around us without a doubt and i think we are going to see a lot more increase and intensity as the time for the Lord Jesus Christ to return draws near , many christians throughout the world as you described sense in there hearts that the rapture of the church – bride of Christ is at hand the Holy spirit is telling us to get ready be prepared and stay awake ,i have been following the events throughout the world for the past 5 years and Gods word is telling us the time is closer than what we think . God bless

  6. 4hispraise says:

    And , another welcome! Thank you for bringing to us yet another perspective.

    • brostef says:

      Thanks for the heart felt welcome!

      God is a God of diversity and in all of us we have something special to share with the world and one another. Thank you for welcoming me and celebrating our different perspectives. 🙂

  7. ptl2010 says:

    Welcome to ChristianBlessings Bro Stef.

    We pray the Lord will give you wisdom and discernment as you post watchman notes for our information and preparation for the second coming of our Lord. We are looking forward to reading what currents events mean to the children of God in the light of God’s Word and His second coming.

    We have Bro Stef’s introduction for our Readers:
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    Bro Stef is the publisher of the Middle East Peace Update Report. His blog is a news analysis site dedicated to providing you with up to date intelligence and analysis from the perspective of Bible prophecy. His reports will help you to connect the dots between our headlines of today and the Bible.
    Stephan is a Messianic (Jewish) Believer in Yeshua (Jesus). He has walked with Yeshua since 1975 and the Lord has used Stephan in many leadership positions over the years (about him).
    Since the year 2000, the Lord asked Stephan to be a “watchman,” (see Ezekiel 33:6) and to report what the Lord revealed to him in the headlines and within scripture. Today Stephan (Bro Stef) warns and encourages the Lords people, Jew and Christian alike, of the things that are coming on the world in these the Last Days.
    In a summary, Bro Stef’s ministry is encouraging and assisting the people of God to get ready and look up for the return of Yeshua Messiah. (Luke 21:36 and 1Thessalonians 5:1-6)
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    Let us learn to decipher the signs of the times and remember to pray for Israel.

    In Christ
    ptl2010

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