Are you ready?
This is not how I normally do things. But, when The Lord tells us to do something, we should listen and do it, correct? So, here we go...
I read an article today. And, I want to share that article with you. But, first, I want to talk a little bit about the article and how I see that it pertains to the signs of the End of Time.
As I was thinking about the content of this particular article, the thought came to me...what does 20/20 mean when referring to eye sight? I thought it meant perfect vision. And, I was thinking about how things are unfolding in this year of 2020 and how we need to have perfect vision to see what is actually happening. Starting with the world wide pandemic; something that hasn't happened since 1918. And, it isn't over yet. There will be another surge here in the U.S. (And, I truly hope that I am wrong about this, but history and common sense tells me I'm right.) The only reason our government started opening things back up was because of the economy. But, it was too soon. The stats were staying steady because everything was shut down. Thus, people were not interacting with other people face to face. Then, when everything gets opened back up, what happens? People are interacting with other people! Oh, they've tried to tell us how we should go about social distancing, etc. But, there are actually a ton of people who are not abiding by that at all. There are too many walking around thinking that they will not be affected. Too many people thinking this whole pandemic thing is just fake. But, let me tell you, it isn't fake. My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19 and hospitalized. Two days later, he died. He was laid to rest yesterday. It's real. You see, that second surge and what it means is not something that a lot of people have their focus on. Too many people think that it is over and things can go back to normal.
Oops! I got a little off track there, didn't I? Well, kind of. Anyway, moving forward...then there were the protests that quickly turned to rioting and looting following the murder of George Floyd. Which led to protests and rioting to de-fund our police departments. So, the State of Minnesota set out right away to do that very thing. Then, as a result of the hate that the protesters/rioters/looters were pushing for against law enforcement, the autonomous zone was set up in Seattle, Washington where no police were allowed. They even captured the local police department and ran the police all out of it!
And, now as a result of all of what the protesters/rioters/looters have accomplished all across our once great nation, this is on the verge of happening! What might this be? Well, the headline reads, Minnesota State Rep: Antifa and Muslim Groups Plan to 'Police Minneapolis Under Muslim Rule'. That's right! Apparently, the outspoken people in Minneapolis want to abolish the police department and let the Muslims take over!!! Enforcing their Sharia Law!!! (Link to article below.)
Okay, back to meaning of 20/20. As I said, I was thinking about how 20/20 means perfect vision and then I thought, “wow, Christians really need to have our eyes open and understand what is happening right here before our very eyes!”. Then, I was prompted to actually “Google” what 20/20 means in reference to our eye sight. And, come to find out I, along with countless others, have been believing the wrong thing about 20/20 all along! According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology it doesn't mean “perfect” vision. It means “clear” vision! And, then it made even more sense to me. I'm not usually one to jump right on and believe all the hype that the media puts out there. But, this Muslim takeover is something that I can actually see that could and may happen.
Unfortunately things have to happen for Jesus to return for His people. Bad things. Why would He need to return if things were running smoothly? And, as far as I can tell, things are the worst worldwide than they have been in a couple of thousand years. So, what does that mean to us as Christians? It means we need to look around us and see things “clearly”. We need to be open to God showing us what is happening and what we need to do about it! We need to be prepared! Not just with food and other necessities, but spiritually. In fact, being spiritually prepared is much more important than being prepared otherwise. So, maybe, just maybe 2020 is the year for us to open our eyes to that which is to come. After all, we've seen how quickly something can hit us! We were pretty much blindsided by the coronavirus pandemic!
So, what can we do to prepare ourselves spiritually? Well, first and foremost, my recommendation is to read your Bible. Know who Jesus is and why we need Him. Build up your faith. In fact, I would go as far as to recommend that if you don't have a printed Bible, that you get one ASAP! Because what will happen if we lose electricity, or if the internet/wifi is taken from us? Not only that, but one thing I like about having a printed Bible is that I can thumb through it and stop and land on things sporadically, or as The Lord leads me. It's much easier to do that with a printed Bible than a Bible app.
It is my prayer that you will truly open your eyes to all that is happening around you and in your country. That you will be spiritually awake and will get yourself spiritually prepared. And that you will ask God to show you what you need to do to be prepared for this season in your life.
Until next time...happy prepping, and God bless!
The actual article referred to in this article can be found here.