The Conscious Lifestyle: Be Aware
“Are we living in the last days?” and “Is America mentioned specifically in Bible prophecy?” Answer can be coupled with reading The Third Eye (last article) and understanding what the Bible says and examining events and trends in the United States.
In 2006, when (Joel C. Rosenberg author of Implosion: Can America Recover from its Economic and Spiritual challenges.) was working on a nonfiction book called Epicenter: Why the current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your Future, Mr. Rosenberg commissioned a national survey of American adults to better understand contemporary attitudes toward Bible prophecy. The poll was conducted by the respected firm of McLaughlin and associates, founded by John McLaughlin, who over the years had=s worked with some of the world’s leading business and political leaders, including Steve Forbes, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson, and Florida Governor Jeb Bush. The survey asked people if they agreed with the following statement:
Events such as rebirth of the State of Israel, wars and instability in the Middle east, recent earthquakes, and the tsunami in Asia are evidence that we are living in what the Bible calls the last days.
More than four out of ten Americans (42 percent) said that they agreed that we are living in what the Bible calls the last days. What are the last days? Last days are a biblical term and is used in the Old and New Testament in reference to the time leading up to the second coming of Christ (knowing what the second coming of Christ means to you is important because it can come individually or as a common point for all) It is a time of prophetic signs and wonders, the spread of the gospel, the growth and persecution of believers, and other dramatic events. Prophet Daniel describes it as “the time of the end”. This does not particularly mean it is the end of the world or the last days before the Day of the Lord. It goes beyond the depth with all other elements of the last days that the Bible tells us to expect.
The prophet Malachi refers to “the great and terrible day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5). The prophet Joel refers to “the great and dreadful day of the Lord” (Joel 2:31, NIV). What does each prophesy use such opposite terms to describe the same event? Maybe, the Day of the Lord will be great for those who have received Jesus Christ as their savior and truly believes in the Grace of God will forever live in his triumph and Grace whereas possibly the ones who have not followed will be left being meaning leaving themselves o the wayside because of lack of faith.
The good news is that the bible provides a list of geographical, spiritual, and environmental signs that will be visible. The Lord Jesus himself on the Mount of Olives gave the most famous and detailed explanation of these signs. Shortly before his arrest, trial, fructification, and resurrection, Jesus was asked by his disciples, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of your coming, and end of the age?’ (Matthew 24: 3)
(Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21) give us three vantage points on Christ’s teaching about the signs of the last days.
Now remember the Last Days are not when to educate and learn the Bible it is before the Last Days so to wait will be a choice within ourselves inevitably to be left behind.
Just remember The Conscious Lifestyle: Is To Be Aware
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