“Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When her branch is tender and the leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is almost here. Just so, when you see all these things beginning to happen, you can know that my return is near, even at the doors. Then at last this age will come to its close.
“Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words remain forever. But no one knows the date and hour when the end will be—not even the angels. No, nor even God’s Son. Only the Father knows.
“The world will be at ease—banquets and parties and weddings—just as it was in Noah’s time before the sudden coming of the Flood; people wouldn’t believe what was going to happen until the Flood actually arrived and took them all away. So shall my coming be.
At our Worship Service last night we looked at the times and seasons, and how we should respond to its challenges. We also grappled with key events like; the political crisis in Crimea, and the disappearance of the Malaysian Airline plane with 239 passengers onboard without a trace.
I highlighted that we are prophetically in the season of Spring (the season when kings go to battle), and we should take our place in prayers for; governments, institutions, friends, families, communities and supremely important – our purpose and destiny.
We also looked at our primary purpose (to know and worship God), and our secondary purpose (to be living sacrifices and extensions of God’s kingdom on earth).
So back to today’s thought, The Rabbi warned;
when you see all these things beginning to happen, you can know that my return is near, even at the doors. Then at last this age will come to its close.
Friends for a tag, we can call it operation Pray Until Something Happens (PUSH). We need to take our places as living sacrifices and burn the incense of prayers like Anna and Simeon until we see the travail of our souls.