Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Light in Your Dwelling

And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
Exo 10:22-23

I saw this scripture this morning, and could not remember ever seeing it before. But I was struck by the significance of this for those of us who are prepping in obedience to the Lord's direction to "get ready". Since I fully believe the Word when it says that God never changes, my favorite saying is "if you want to know what God is going to do, look at what He's already done".

So when read that the land was covered in such a thick darkness that no one moved for three days, I immediately thought of several ways in which our land could be covered in a "thick darkness":
  1. EMP
  2. Symbolically the darkness of unrestrained sin
Then I read that while the rest of the land was suffering in such a thick, suffocating darkness, the children of Israel were able to see because they had light in their dwellings. In their case that meant, that while the rest of the land couldn't move even in their homes, the Israelites, as long as they stayed in their homes, they had light.

So what's the significance for us today? Is it possible that in the event of a massive power outage, such as an EMP, that there will be some Believers who will have a miraculous power in their homes? That while their neighbors have no power, they are able to flip the switch and somehow have power? In our human understanding, we might say "No"...however, I believe it is entirely possible...afterall He's done it in the past.

Or is it a symbolic meaning? That as sin increases and becomes more and more oppressive, that as Believers we will have the Light of the world, Jesus Christ, providing light in our lives? That's already the case, isn't it? While that's miraculous, that's not a visible light.

No, I really believe that we might want to take a relook at some of the amazing miracles God performed on behalf of His people throughout both the Old and New Testaments. Here are just a few, off the top of my head:
  1. During the 40 years in the desert, shoes did not wear out
  2. Manna
  3. Water in the desert
  4. Light in the darkness
  5. Paul and Silas freed from jail
  6. Jesus' feeding of the 5000
  7. The cruse of oil that didn't run out for 3 years
  8. Three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace
  9. Daniel in the lions' den
  10. A prophet being fed by ravens
What more might we expect to see? I believe there will be Believers who experience one or more of these amazing, unexplained miraculous provisions of God.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Days Shortened for the Elect's Sake

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Mat 24:21-22

Most of you know this, but the earthquake in Chile a few days ago had an interesting effect on this whirling ball in space we call the Earth. It was moved on it's axis.

This evening on the news the result of this shift was revealed. Days will be shorter. True only a millionth and a half of a second...but what happens as more and more earthquakes occur on the Pacific Rim of Fire, where this latest earthquake occurred?

I was at my desk and looked up at the television as they began talking about the effect of the shift. What I saw on the screen was "Days Shortened". I kind of got goosebumpy and believe this is just the beginning of the days being shortened.

That also tells me that we are right at the cusp of the start of the great tribulation (if not already into the very beginning days of it)

This should not cause fear in anyone, but a rejoicing that we are that much closer to being with our Heavenly Father. Rejoice! For your Redemption draws nigh.