I am stunned by the number of people who make fun at the "Apocalypse" predictions of today. Grant it, the man who set the date is a false prophet for in the Bible it says that NO man knows the time or day, not the angels, or the son, but the Father. So why would he tell a mere human? The odd thing is it could happen today as much as tomorrow. So instead of making fun of it, shouldn't we all prepare for His coming? There will be no missing it. He will bring Heaven's angels with him, trumpet blasting, so there will be no missing this one. The only problem I have is that there are so many false prophets out there "watering down" the coming of Jesus that so many decide it isn't going to happen and just make fun of it.
I am also amazed that so many people easily follow false prophets instead of just opening their Bibles and finding out for themselves. If they cannot understand what it is saying, ask someone. Technology has now made it so much easier to find the information online.
New International Version (©1984)
"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
New Living Translation (©2007)
"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.
Mark 13:32 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Acts 1:7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.
So if you are not sure, just type it in and read it here.
I know God must be truly saddened by all the "Apocalypse parties" people are having. I take that as mocking Him. One day those who are mocking instead of preparing will be crying. We do not know the day or hour, but it could be today, tomorrow or next week. The signs of the times surely show it must be close.
I can't help but wonder how much talk is exchanged with how much "do" in our society. So many people can talk about doing something to make a difference in this world. Going in mass groups to help victims in disasters, or as missionaries to other countries, but what about the people God puts in our lives even though it may be for a short time? What if He put a person in our lives for a moment wanting us to do something to make a REAL difference in that life, to give that life hope, opportunity, options? What if we didn't do it because we had already judged that life as "lazy, hopeless, useless?" How do we answer for NOT doing something when God puts a person in our lives to make some sort of difference even if it is giving them information that might actually turn their lives around?
It angers me to see someone "labeled" lazy because they are standing still not knowing where to turn because no one had ever given them direction in their life. Let's say this person was bossed around from childhood up through her teen years. All she ever knew was how "lazy and sorry" she was. Her self esteem? WHAT self esteem? She has never been taught how to do anything or what direction to go in. She tends to be a follower because no one else has helped her break off into a direction of her own. No one has opened a door for her to lead and she doesn't know how to do it. So she is labeled and her doors are closed. You come into the picture and can possibly help. Instead you sign up to be an oversees missionary helping those in other situations and ignoring the life God put in yours. What does this say to Him? "Ignore her and maybe she will go away." That is the thought. That is the WRONG thought.
It tears me up inside to see a young life with so much to offer put in a box with the lid nailed shut and no one with so much to give not help her. I have always been taught, "Where much is given, much is to be expected." Where is the help for her? Opportunities narrow the older you get. I just want her to have open doors for HER life.