Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mike here....

So, while Jesus is carrying His cross to the hill where he was to be curcified he stops and says the following to a few women who were sobbing over what they were witnessing.....

Luke 22: 28-31

28But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

29"For behold, the days are coming when they will say, '(W)Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'


31"For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

So, clearly Christ was prophesying about difficult times to come on the earth. His point was that if humans act this way while the Son of God is walking among them and teaching, loving, healing and fulfilling so many prophecies how bad will it be when the Messiah's physically leaves the earth? When I look at prophecy I immediately ask, has this prophecy been fulfilled as of today.

With this specific prophetic word spoken by Christ I have begun to think that maybe it was a condition of the earth Christ was preparing believers for that would start soon after his resurrection and continue until the events of Revelation are complete.

On a personal note I remember being a young adult (early 90's) and hearing people around me question if children should be brought into this world as they were astonished at the evil acts being committed around the world and the general deterioration of society. Well, I chose to have kids and haven't regretted it for one minute. Now, one thing that constantly amazes me is how quickly things are happening in the arena of politics on the world stage. So, how does this prophecy relate to today?

1 comment:

the70thweek said...

Intresting article Mike. The scriputre you posted reminds me of another passage. It is Revelation 6:16-17

16. and they *said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;
17. for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

You can tell that this passage is about the 6th seal or the beginning of the wrath of God. I think you are right that Jesus was telling us that there will be tough times and times of persecution for those that believe in Jesus, and that it will continue all the way up to the opening of the sixth seal, when it will finally end with God's wrath.

Good post.