Recently we have had a number of failed predictions about the end of the world, or at least of some sort of dramatic world changing event. They have passed without anything happening. I too, was guilty of pointing out a date, one given to us by the prophet Haggai, however I now realize that although the date he specifies will come to pass, we don’t know when it will fall on our calendar.
The result of this kind of scaremongering is that most people now no longer take notice of anyone who may speak the truth of what the Lord has planned. It is the ‘cry wolf’ syndrome. Also a lot of Christians abhor the idea of ‘knowing the Day and the hour’, because when Jesus was on earth, He said that even He didn’t know. But to say this about the next event prophesied, actually breaks scripture as many prophets say that we can know God’s plans.
Now, the world is lulled into a false sense of security, they hold to the belief that mankind can solve its own problems by science, diplomacy, etc.
But many prophecies say how the Lord will act unexpectedly – in an instant, etc.
1 Thess. 5:3 While they are saying: All is peaceful, all secure, then suddenly, [like a thief] destruction is upon them and there will be no escape.
Luke 21:35 That Day will come suddenly, like a trap on everyone the whole world over.
There is NO pretribulation rapture. REPEAT – There is NO pretrib [wrath] rapture.
1 Thess. 5:4 But you, My friends are not in the dark, that Day will not come upon you like a thief.
This is an indictment, because if we are the Lord’s friend, then why don’t we know what He will do and when He will act? Therefore it is a very serious matter for us to make every effort to study the Scriptures, carefully putting aside any teachings that do not take full account of ALL the prophecies.
From prophecies like Psalm 83, Micah 4:11-12, Jeremiah 12:14, we can discern that the scenario predicted so long ago, is a reality in our day. God judged the whole world in Noah’s day by a great flood, this time the prophets tell us He will use a fire judgement.
Deuteronomy 32:34-35 & 22 I have in reserve, sealed in My storehouse, waiting until the Day of punishment and vengeance, at the moment My enemies’ foot slips, [makes amistake] for the Day of doom is fast approaching. For fire is set ablaze by My anger, it envelopes the earth and devours its produce.
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes, burning like a furnace, all the proud and evil people will be as stubble, that Day will set them ablaze leaving neither root nor branch.
Isaiah 30:26 …the sun will shine with seven times its normal strength…
This informs us of what it is that the Lord will use on the terrible Day of His vengeance and wrath. It will be a Coronal Mass Ejection of an unprecedented magnitude. One that will cause all the graphically prophesied effects, but will maintain His hiddenness so most will refuse to acknowledge God and will establish a One World Government. But for those who do trust in the Lord and keep His commandments, there are the wonderful promises of gathering and living in the holy Land until the eventual Return of Jesus to reign for 1000 years.
As for when this shocking CME will strike, we know the ‘season’, that is in our time and it will happen ‘when My enemies make a mistake’. His enemies: those who attack Israel. So at the moment of attack, it will happen.