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So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. (Mark 13:29)
"Where does it say that?" "What does it mean?" "How do you know?" The answer - simple, read your Bible. God always warned His people before hand. He gave them plenty of opportunity to turn from their sinful ways and repent. What do you think is going on now?
We've seen earthquakes in places that are not known for them. We've seen tsunami after tsunami, hurricanes and tornadoes. We've allowed the enemy to consume our children and our government. We've sat back and blamed everything on everyone but ourselves. We are a nation destined for the fall. We have had every opportunity to right the wrong. We, as a nation, have failed to acknowledge God. We have pushed Him out. He is no longer welcome in our schools, in our places of employment and in our government. How long do you think He will remain silent? The truth is, He has NOT been silent. He has been gracing us with His presence all along - some people are just too ignorant (or stubborn) to see His hand.
He is calling all people to their knees NOW...not later on today, not tomorrow, not a week or a month from now - not next year...NOW!!! Are you listening? Are you watching? Can you not hear Him calling you? Can you not see His power? Do you not know that it is you He is speaking to? Change your ways. Open your heart. Be His disciple. Follow His path of righteousness and forgiveness. Allow Him to give you the strength to stand with His army. Put down everything that is not of Him (everything). Turn your eyes and your ears towards heaven and see His majesty, know His desires for you. Read His word. Sing His praises. Be His child! "And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." (Mark 13:37).