How do we know its the winter season? Well, simply walk outside and look. There are unmistakable signs all around you. Whether one is an atheist or a sold out Christian there is no denying the signs of the season. The proof is in our own actions. We dress different, drive different, and even change what we talk about. All because we acknowledge the power of the season we are in.
And how do we know that it is the season of Christ’s return? Well, simply look at the world around us. There are unmistakable signs all around you. But something else is out of place.
A telling sign of the season is the spiritual condition of the church. Although it should beon the forefront of heralding the signs of his coming and warning sinners that the doors will close on them unless they repent now, the church is acting as if whole sections of the Bible do not exist. After all, telling people about their sins will spoil all the praise parties, conferences with big name celebrity preachers, staged healing extravaganzas, well-paid gospel minstrel acts and the home grown, me-centered prosperity cult in the church and pointless “Christian’ tv shows about everything except holiness and righteousness.
Judging by the current climate of church slime, blasphemy, hypocrisy, heresy and sexual immorality there is no Christ and he never said he was coming again. In case you havent noticed they get very, very angry and indignant when the open sins of their heros and idols are rebuked. We can’t expect the world to know because they are blind, deaf and dumb to spiritual things. But, are we seeing any difference in the church when so called anointed leaders are doing things like this and justifying it?
So, here’s another seasonal reminder. According to Lifesite News, after homosexuals exposed their genitals and carried profane signs about Christ in their “gay pride” parade, the Sandown Free Presbyterian Church in Belfast decided to speak up and warn people of the season we are in. When they sought to take out an ad in the paper condemning homosexuality, The British Advertising Standards Authority (think media CIA) issued a decree banning them from doing so. Note: there is larger story to this.
The reason for the ban? The ASA said the ad would be seriously offensive to some readers. Take a guess at who those “some readers” would be. Then compare that “offense” with publicly exposing your genitals in front of whoever happened to be present and you can see that the season is upon us.
Jesus himself (the one whom the gay christian movement tells you said nothing about homosexuality) warned us of the season of his coming and the attendant signs.
And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man:
They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the Day when the Son of Man is revealed. (Luke 17:26-30)
Jesus drew a prophetic line from Noah to Sodom to His return. Prophetic markers of the season we are in. Saints, let no man deceive you. Preach repentance. Lift up your voice like a trumpet and show the “house of Jacob” their sins. Cry out like Noah that the rain will fall and there will be no rainbows this time, just an all consuming fire. Now, when you hear his voice, dont harden your heart, but repent and be converted.