Chapter fifty-five of the Book of Isaiah is a prophecy of the Millennial Kingdom. The entire chapter is a recitation of God’s mercy and grace. The twelfth verse speaks of the joy of the time:
“For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”As I pondered this verse and the trees clapping their hands, the thought came to me that the hills that will sing and the trees that will applaud are possibly the only part of the Lord’s creation that have not rebelled against Him. Even some within the animal kingdom have strayed outside of the original intent of the Lord; e.g. – old tigers, unable to hunt, that attack humans instead of feeding on other animals.
Certainly, and without doubt, mankind has rebelled against the Most High God. It is clearly evident. The blood of innocent children sacrificed on the altar of convenience has been shed in almost every land on the face of the earth. Abortion is accepted and blessed around the world. Those who do not claim to be homosexual promote the homosexual agenda. Public libraries in the United States are having homosexual men (“Drag Queens”) read books to the kiddies.
Over twelve billion dollars has been spent in an attempt to open a portal to another dimension (!?!). The enormous underground facility at CERN on the border of France and Switzerland is guarded by Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Opening a portal into the spiritual dimension is something that I think no one should desire.
The rebellion is perhaps best seen in the Theory of Evolution, accepted and taught as scientific fact today. However, evolution is actually a religion. It requires faith to believe something that you cannot see or physically prove. (And evolutionists call Christians foolish for believing in something we cannot see.)There are abundant theories and dates floating about that speak of the Resurrection of the Lord’s Church. Personally, I do not have a clue. I have hope, but no knowledge. But this does not mean that those of us looking forward to the Resurrection are irrational.
In First Thessalonians chapter five, the Apostle Paul wrote about the Day of the Lord and reiterated that that day would come as a thief in the night. But, he reminded the Church that they are children of light and not of darkness “that that day should overtake you as a thief” (verses four and five). Paul was telling the Church that they would not be surprised. And in verse six, the Church is encouraged to be vigilantly watchful.
And then in Hebrews:
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:25It is not unusual that so many Christians sense that the Day is approaching. It is more than sensing, we can see it in the rebellion that surrounds us. Pray for the lost. May the Lord Jesus come quickly! Praise His name!