Mark 13:37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
My Spirit was lifted when the Lord led me to Mark 13 today. It is our great message of Hope in this very unkind world. Matthew 24 and Luke 21 repeat Mark 13.
“Mark 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.”
Jesus in all three books gives an order of things to happen and what to watch for. If you are one of His elect you know these chapters by heart and are watching. Every generation was to be ready.
“Mark 13:19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. 20And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.”
Many are asking are we in that tribulation He speaks of and the answer is yes. If you are a person as in the days of Noah then you will not know this. We are in a time we can know what is happening around the world on one page, in less than a minute. There is a theme of affliction going on around the world of territory disputes.
The news of territory disputes , out of Israel , Hong Kong, Yemen, Syria , Iraq , Afghanistan , South America and even America is growing. We were to have nothing to do with those disputes knowing Jesus is coming. War is nothing new , neither is bad weather , earthquakes , famine or sickness those things were to always reminds us of what to watch for that would get worse.
In 2011 a 9.0 earthquake hit Fukushima that the damage can not be fixed, it has been an ongoing problem since. Today there is the threat of the most powerful Typhoon ever recorded headed that way. To see “affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be, “ will look very different. We will see war , earthquakes , famine and very bad weather all at the same time or back to back not in waves. If you have kept track of affliction since 2011 you will see a great increase starting in 2017 to right now. Dorian is our most recent affliction close to home but a great many countries have never seen a day without affliction in decades.
Jesus is very clear in Matthew , Mark and Luke no one knows when He will return. False preachers , teachers and prophets have taken away or added to the watch list so many will not be ready. The Lord is the only One that knows the heart and the future.
If you are part of a preaching or teaching that has not prepared you for ““affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be, “ then ask the Lord to teach you.
Read Mark 13 without stopping , watch what is happening around the world. What is happening around the world, is a reflection of what time frame the Lord is in...Watch and be ready.
“Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
Not physically sleeping but Spiritually...