We remember the last few days of Jesus life on earth this week Holy Week. He was talking to his disciples about the future. They were very nervous because he was telling them he was going to die. They asked him about what was going to happen in the future.
He mentioned about his return and said “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.” (Luke 21:25, 31 NIV) There will be earthquakes. V 11
When Jesus died on the cross there were signs and wonders in nature. There was an earthquake and there was darkness for three hours.
“It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. (Luke 23:44, 45 NIV)
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split (Matthew 27:51 NIV)
Surely this would have shaken the people and caused them to consider what had just happened to Jesus. They must have been perplexed.
What is happening in our times? This very week the moon changed colour. In some places it appeared red. It could be seen all over the world! Surely this will cause all of the peoples of the earth to think?
The prophet Joel foretold many years ago,
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.” (Joel 2:28-31 KJV)
Jesus promised his disciples before he died that the Father would send the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, who would lead them into all truth. God wants to pour his Spirit out again. People will have dreams. People will have visions.
It is time to seek The Lord.
There is no need to be afraid. God promises in Malachi,
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. (Malachi 4:2 KJV)
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:17, 36 NIV)