Good morning, blog readers, from cloudy and cool (38 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk, I saw: a bunny! Thank You, Jesus!
These headlines from this morning’s news caught my prophetical eye:
#1. Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program (Jerusalem Post)
#2. Iran publishes list of ‘sensitive’ sights in Israel to strike in future war (Jerusalem Post)
#3. Hawaii’s Mauna Loa erupts, officials warn people to prepare (Associated Press)
In the first article, Anna Ahronheim reported: “The drill, one of the largest Israeli Air Force drills in years, will include long-range flights such as those that Israeli pilots might need to make in order to reach Iran.”
In the second article, Seth J, Frantzman wrote: “Under the guise of reporting on reports by Beirut-based Al Mayadeen, a pan-Arabist satellite news channel, media outlets close to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) have published a list of ‘sensitive sights’ that could be targeted in a future war. The reports listed a number of buildings and sites in Israel in what was clearly intended as a threat. … The article included a list of sites in Israel, such as the Knesset, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Defense Ministry. It included what Iran’s Tasnim News Agency characterized as ‘nuclear sites and facilities.'”
And, in the third article, Caleb Jones of the AP, reported: “Waves of orange, glowing lava, and smoky ash erupted Monday from the world’s largest volcano, and people living on Hawaii’s Big Island were warned to be ready should debris threaten communities. The US Geological Survey warned the roughly 200,000 people on the Big Island that an eruption ‘can be very dramatic, and the location and advance of lava flows can change rapidly.’ The eruption began late Sunday night (11/27) following a series of fairly large (not really) earthquakes,’ said Ken Hon, the scientist-in-charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.” Correction: Most of the earthquakes were “very minor” or “minor” with the exception of two “light” (4.0, 4.0), according to the USGS.
So, there it is – two more “rumors of war” which Jesus prophesied would happen before His return (Matthew 24:6, Mark 13:7 and Luke 21:9) and a volcano which, according to Dr. Henry Morris, in his commentary on Revelation 6:12, wrote: “The vast worldwide network of unstable earthquake belts around the world will begin to slip and fracture on a global basis and a gigantic earthquake will ensue. This is evidently, and naturally, accompanied by tremendous volcanic eruptions spewing vast quantities of dust and steam and gases in the upper atmosphere. It is probably these that will cause the sun to be darkened and the moon to appear blood-red.”
Yes, dearly beloved, Jesus is coming! The signs He gave us in Scripture all point to His glorious return. So, let’s get excited and continue to watch, wait, work, witness for, walk with and worship Jesus until He comes. And, if you are not a believer in Jesus, c’mon now, swallow your pride and agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) and believe He died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16). Blessings, Doug (11/29/22)