By Jim Torres “Towers”
Charismatic Christians (for the most part) are looking for signs of the rapture or the second coming in the Shmita and four blood moons. Whether this means the rapture is imminent or that this is the second coming hasn’t yet been determined in many Pentecostal churches. This is happening while the more mainline Bible believing churches aren’t even mentioning the Shmita that Rabbi Jonathan Cahn espouses, or even the four Blood moons that John Hagee wrote about.
In fact, instead of acknowledging these and other signs, some deluded pulpeteers in our country are advocating for Islam and homosexual rights! If ever there were “signs” of the times, those two signs are certainly a part of it and they may be right up there with the Shmita and/or Blood moons. Surprisingly, even the feast of trumpets also arrives in the same time frame as the Shmita and the Blood Moons. All of these things converge between September 13 and 28 of this year. Not only that, but the Pope is having a meeting in September with our president as well! Whatever they are up too, it can’t be good. Only time will tell.
I could add to the list of things that will be happening during September of this year, but other Christian fellow writers are already disseminating that for you and me. So hold onto your seats, we’re in for a bumpy ride in the mid to final days of September, that is, if these prognosticators are right. “If we fear God, we have nothing else to fear.”
I spoke to a friend last night about these things and my friend, being a mature Bible-reading person said, “I believe the Shmita and Blood Moons and feasts and such were meant for Israel and not necessarily for the United States.” My friend has a point.
There can be no doubt some writers of these books are often making up astounding theories and so-called prophecies just to make a buck from sensationalism.
If and when a writer sells a book that becomes a national best seller, it is in his best interest to roll out a couple more, even if they border on the extreme. These days a book buyer has to be aware of some of these Christian story tellers. The only way to do that is to compare their work with Holy Scripture, which is of no private interpretation.
So what are we to believe? First and foremost, we must believe the inerrancy of the Bible. If a theory, dream or “word of faith” doesn’t jibe with Biblical Scripture we must discount it. The Bible warns that in the last days there will be many imposters leading many astray.
For that reason and others, people are leaving the church in unprecedented numbers. Could this be the Great Falling Away of the church (yet another sign)? I believe it is. I believe that many sincere believers are leaving the church for its lack of relevance in today’s turbulent society and/or apostasy in the church in one form or another.
The indifferent, and luke warm “believers” who don’t care one way or another and might think, well I’m saved so I don’t care about anyone or anything else. However, if we’re reading the scriptures correctly we can forget about the rapture until there is true repentance in the church as a whole and a revival on a grand scale to help bring in the sheaves.
Unless the nearness of the rapture makes you want to be ready and inviting others to join you, there may be something wrong with your walk with Jesus Christ. I say this because when the rapture does happen Jesus may only be taking those without spot or blemish to the marriage supper of the Lamb. After all, who in their right mind wants a wanton, apathetic, lazy and/or defiled wife?
That being said, we must be prepared for any eventuality and we should be standing on the Word of God. These are evil days we live in and we must rely on the unshakeable infallible word of God to see us through when all around us everything else is being shaken. You might do well to also be prepared with a stock of staples in the pantry (just in case) to hold you over until the rapture takes place.
By the way,
The movie War Room is a breakthrough film. Jesus Christ was mentioned repeatedly. Scripture was quoted unabashedly and although it only affected one family in the film, it was good in every way except for the quality of directing. But, it beat out the rapping thug film “Straight out of Compton” at the box office this weekend. I hope that means that we are all burned out on that ridiculous and destructive subculture. This is followed up with “90 Minutes in Heaven” about a pastor who dies in a car crash and visits heaven for that length of time.
The paradigm in Christian film making is changing, and rapidly. God and Jesus Christ are beginning to be spoken about openly and things can only get more and more real. After a dry spell, we are in for a great season of Christian films, with Christian filmmakers becoming ever bolder.
Although the theatres are only half full with only devout Christians, there is hope that the unsaved will soon follow as they seek shelter from the soon coming storms.
My movie “The Prophecies 2016” has hit another drawback but I press ahead with preparation.
God willing, until next time
Jim Torres “Towers”