Lately, I have been thinking about the Lords’ return. I will not be going into detail about when He will appear. I don’t know when. I tend to believe it will be somewhere at the beginning of tribulation or the middle. I just do not know and neither do any of you. However, I think a lot of us would agree we are seeing events unfold that will lead to His appearance.
I call this a “fictional” piece of writing because I would like to take us on a journey that may not be too far from the truth. So let’s begin:
The Word says in Revelation 6:12-17
12And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Ok, we all have read that. Now let’s take our journey and see what that may look like. At some point in history that IS going to happen, whether anyone wants to believe it or not.
What will you be doing should that event happen in your lifetime? Will you be shacked up in bed with a new lover? Fornicating, committing adultery? God knows and sees you. Will you be cheating your neighbor? God knows and sees you. Will you be telling a whopper of a lie? God knows and sees you. Will you be scoring that next batch of dope? God knows and sees you. Will you be shooting up that drug in your arm? God knows and sees you. Will you be cursing Him and His name? God knows and sees you. Will you be rolling a joint? God knows and sees you. Will you be lifting that whiskey bottle to your lips? God knows and sees you. Will you be mocking and ridiculing the things of God? God knows and sees you. Will you be boasting of your accomplishments? God knows and sees you. Will you be scheming how to get ahead no matter who gets in your way? God knows and sees you. What will you be doing?
The earth shakes like no other time in history! What will you be doing? Whatever you will be doing, I can promise you, you will immediately stop! You will be terrified. Perhaps you will try to be calm. Maybe you will try and gather your senses but the shaking was so great! It shook everything! Let’s say it was so great that nothing on earth could gauge it. You begin to wonder what is going on. But some of us will KNOW what is about to happen!
Then the sun will go dark. Pitch black. Great darkness like no other time in history will cover the whole earth! If indoors, you will run, (if you have survived the earthquake) to look outside at this remarkable event taking place. You will be crying out, “What the heck?! What is going on?!” Some of us will KNOW!
Then the moon will become as blood. It will turn blood red! You will look on in awe! But some of us will KNOW!
As you are trying to take in what has just invaded your whole world, the stars of heaven will fall unto the earth! Great and mighty rocks of fire begin to fall to the ground! You see and hear destruction all around you! Great destruction has come to the earth like no other time in history! You are still wondering what is happening and where you can go for safety! But some of us will KNOW!
And then something really horrifying (depending upon who you belong to) begins to take place! It is still dark outside! Great horrible darkness only adds to your plight! Something begins to happen that no one has ever seen before! The sky begins to somehow split or unroll in such a way that you can not keep from watching! You cry out, “What is this?! I have never seen this before! What is happening?!” But some of us will know!
And then every mountain and island is being moved out of their places! Everything that can be shaken is being shaken. Every sense you have is able to pick it up! You actually feel the mountains and islands from all the nations being shaken! Maybe by now, you are crying our for God. But you still cry out, “What is going on?” But some of us KNOW!
And then the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And you may try and hide! You may run to the hills and to the caves! You may try to hide wherever you are. But you can not hide and somehow you know it! By now you may or may not know what is happening! But some of us will KNOW!
Why? Why does the inhabitants of the earth begin to flee and hide? Because now they KNOW! They know what these events are! They see Him! They see Almighty God! They see Him in all of his glory coming through the clouds! As the sky opens up, the darkness that has covered the whole earth is penetrated with a brilliance! It is no longer dark! The brilliance of His glory is upon the whole earth! Man cannot look upon that kind of glory! Man sees himself as a sinner before that brilliance of a HOLY God! They would rather have the mountains fall upon them than to see Him! They cry out to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne!”
All of mankind SEE God sitting on His throne! God, Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth is looking upon the earth! He sees and knows all! He sees all of mankind trying to hide!
Mankind cries out to the rocks and mountains, “Hide us from the wrath of the Lamb!” Mankind KNOWS now! Mankind KNOWS! They see His wrath towards all the ungodliness through all the centuries coming upon the earth! They see they have rejected His ways and truth! His brilliance and truth has exposed their wicked and evil hearts. Man does not want to live! He desires to die! Anything to be seperate from the One True Holy God!
They cry out, “For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Some do not know. But some of us KNOW!
Did this fictional piece frighten you? It should, if you do not know the One True God. There is no other way to Him except through Jesus Christ His Son. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
What will you be doing should that day approach in this lifetime? Choose this day whom you will serve!
Lord come quickly!