A few weeks back, videos like the following were being shared all over social media:
Since then, the hype of the Shemitah & Blood Moons has very quietly, perhaps a bit awkwardly, gone silent.
Conspiracy theorists are now sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for the next person to discover something apparently queer which will initiate the next bout of evangelical and secular theories adding to the coffers of sensationalist media and stirring deep dark apocalyptic feelings amongst the evangelical minions of the social media underworld.
Its sad that Christianity has gotten to this point but its also no surprise given the general lack of attention to Bible study.
Christs return wont be on the front page of the Daily Mail the day before it happens.
Perhaps the most unlikely thing about the return of Christ, is the state of affairs that he returns to.
For the world at hand it will be just another day, mundane.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left.
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
~ Matt 24
Luke 17 shows us that as Lot was taken from Sodom before it was destroyed, Noah went into the ark before the flood came, so will the Son of man will come before the world is thrown into chaos.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
~ 1 Thess 5
Christs return will not be an event that the world as a whole, or even in part, will expect.
And as we await, the signs we should be looking for are political signs. The celestial lights; sun, moon & stars, speak of the political realm.
The political realm is showing signs and wonders – these are the signs we need to be watching: Putins move into Syria, central bank governors fretting over interest rates, the popes encyclical on climate change, just to name a few. These are highly significant signs as it is.
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
~ Mark 13