A sobering thought is to think about is WHAT IF the amazing events in the heavens happening Saturday morning really do mean something. At 2:58 am Saturday morning (which falls during the Jewish celebration of Passover and in the middle of Easter weekend), there will be lunar eclipse of a full moon. This is called a blood moon because the moon turns a rusty shade of red, and is the third such occurrence since last April. Some within the Christian community feel this is the fulfillment of Peter's prophecy in Acts 2:19, 20:
19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
King James Version (KJV)
I have no idea if the upcoming blood moon is what verse 30 is speaking of, but it does cause one to stop and consider what would happen if Christ returns this weekend. Of course we say that would be great, but how great would it be to suddenly be taken from this world and instantly appear before our Lord Jesus Christ and see Him face to face. Would we be able to confidently and lovingly look into His eyes and embrace Him or would we cower in dread because we had been out of fellowship and walking in our own lusts and desires.
One of these days, we will either be caught up to meet the Lord Jesus in the air or will be raised from the dead to appear before Him. One of these days we will suddenly, and without forewarning, be pulled from this life and all of its woes and in an instant of time be transformed into a spiritual being and find ourselves standing eye to eye with our Savior. Will we rejoice, as we all say we want to do, or will we be ashamed and wishing we could go hide under a rock somewhere.
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
1 John 2:28 King James Version (KJV)
With all of our heart, soul, mind and strength we should strive to abide in Him . To abide means that we dwell or live in Him and not just visit Him once a week for an hour. If we are dwelling in Christ Jesus, we will have confidence before Him when He appears and not be ashamed. If we are not dwelling in Christ Jesus, we will have to deal with the same shame Adam and Eve felt in the Garden.
2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:2-4 King James Version (KJV)
Christ, who is our life, shall one day soon appear and we shall appear with Him in glory. If we have worked to set our affection (mind) on things above and not on things relating to this world, then our life is indeed hidden with Christ in God and when Christ, who is our very life, shall appear; then we will appear with Him in glory. A wonderful study is to compare these verses in Colossians with what Paul wrote in Romans 8.
Regardless of whether Christ appears today or 100 years from now; the confidence we have in Him is that we will appear with Him in glory and not be ashamed before him at His coming. If we abide in Him and set our hearts and minds on Him and not on worldly things, we can rest in the assurance and confidence that whenever this great moment takes place, it will be filled with absolute joy unspeakable and peace that passes understanding.
This generation seeking a sign and there shall be no sign given them other than Jonah .
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Be blessed forever