September 23, 2017
” A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head” Revelation 12: 1
The book of Revelation has long been an enigma of sorts. Full of symbols and terrifying apocalyptic language, who could hope to understand it? Nonetheless, it is the one book in the Bible that has a special blessing attached to it for those who take the time to read it, study it and take it to heart.
“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it because the time is near.” Revelation 1:3
Interesting words, when you think about it for if one is to “take it to heart“, the obvious implication is that it is meant to be understood.
According to one source there is a total of 1,817 prophecies in the Bible as a whole. If you start at Genesis 1:1 – all the prophecies written were yet future and waiting to be fulfilled … at the appointed time. There is the key ….. many of these were not meant to be understood (in their fullness) until the time that they were near …. then and only then, would they truly be understood. The book of Revelation is like that. The closer we get to the time, the more we will understand.
It is not unusual for God to use celestial signs as markers. It was the Bethlehem star (as you will remember) that guided the wise men to Christ at the time of his birth. Likewise there will be signs in the heavens that will point to his soon return. The Revelation 12 sign is one such sign – a major (and perhaps final sign) signaling his soon return. This sign will appear over Jerusalem September 23, 2017.
My friend Steve Coerper at Anakypto Forum explains it quite well in an article you can find here.
Friends, we are living in unprecedented times. The plagues of Egypt were estimated to have lasted 3-4 months or 40 days. It also rained for 40 days at the time of Noah’s flood. Point being – just because Revelation 12 is in the middle of the book (of Revelation) does not mean that its fulfillment is in the distant future because we have not yet seen all of the events of the first 11 chapters as of yet. A lot can happen in 40 days.
As of today, there is 347 days until the Revelation 12 sign appears. A mere 49 weeks and 4 days. The question is ….how will you … how will I ….spend this time? Will you be ready? If you do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior I urge you to do so today. Religion can’t save you, good works can’t save you, ammunition and the storage of food and water can’t save you either. Only Jesus can! Make sure you know him today.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6
Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy