The Sign of The Times
What a time we live in today.
If we speak only of things locally or nationally, never have we seen the state of contention and turmoil we see today in America. But if you step back just a bit and look globally, we see the same things happening everywhere. Things are being shaken.
Jesus said to the Pharisees,
“When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’
“You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the sign of the times.
See Matthew 16:2-3 NKJV
The Sign of The Times.
The apostle Paul said,
But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
And then he said,
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.
See 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, 4-5 NKJV
The Sign of The Times.
You have no need for anyone to teach you regarding “The Sign of The Times.” You are not in darkness, you can discern the times.
Many times before, many people have believed and felt they were approaching the end of days; that the coming of the Lord was near and would be in their life time. We even see in the New Testament where believers of that day felt the coming of the Lord would be soon, in their day.
But the end was not yet.
“… scoffers will come in the last days, … saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?
For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
See 2 Peter 3:3-4NKJV
But there is something different about today. The time is drawing to a close. The Spirit of God gives indications the time is nearing. I have heard others, speaking prophetically by the Spirit of God, give this same indication and their time frames are similar.
How soon will be His coming? Perhaps it’s better stated, how soon will be our going? For now let’s just say there is sufficient time for one final wonderful and incredible move of God; One final call of God to the people before we, and the Holy Spirit, are taken out of the way.
Things are being shaken. People’s security and foundations are being shaken. Things people have always known and relied upon are changing. People are going to be looking for answers the world cannot give them.
Things are going to be getting exciting. Do not be unsettled by all the current turmoil. We are not in darkness, we walk above these things. The God that we believe in has us. Our foundation is secure, our foundation is firm.
You have no need that anyone teach you regarding, “The Sign of The Times”, the Lord Himself will show you.
– Randall Barton