Ever see a show where someone finds out they have six month to live. They change everything. The things that were important yesterday are not today. Things that were overlooked yesterday are the objects of focus. Why? All of of sudden things are clear.Their whole life changes.
The same thing happens when you know your going to work and you check your watch. If you see you are running late you stop doing some things, you only do the most important ones. You pick up the pace.
“these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” http://bible.cc/matthew/23-23.htm
until you checked the clock you didn’t know your estimation of your remaining time was way off.
In both examples peoples behavior changes. Why does it change? Because they have a fact, a truth given to them. The person believes the truth and the truth changes who they look at everything. (if they are certain of it)
“If you continue in my word you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
Realizing truth changes things changes you from the inside out. Its very strong. Realizing what time remains.
They realize how little time they have. The know there is no time for junk and everything is different. Time is precious, People are precious.
When Jesus was here he got angry at the religious people of the day because they understood weather signs but didn’t understand the signs of the times.All the prophets had predicted Jesus coming. If you knew the bible, specifically Daniel, you could predict to the exact day when Jesus would come through the gates of Jerusalem on a donkey. There were prophecies that God had placed in their keeping telling them what time it was. Not many in the day knew the significance of Jesus and his visitation.They were accountable because they had the “clock”. God gave them prophecy as a clock. How well would you do at your Job if suddenly you disregarded all clocks. You would soon be out of a job.
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. http://bible.cc/matthew/21-43.htm (until the time of the gentiles be fulfilled)
So the time of the gentiles has a end time. Will we gentiles be as careless as the Hebrews and ignore our time piece? Will we toss out prophecy?
Why did they miss it? why had they tossed out their clocks? Why did all the terrible stuff happen to the Jews shortly after Jesus departure? Because they didn’t know the time of their “visitation” they missed Jesus, the nation was destroyed, many went to hell soon after. The Jews as a people then dealt with the hatred of many nations and the Holocaust. Why? all because they “knewest not the time of their visitation” They had the “clock” they just didn’t use it.
Here’s what Jesus said would happen to them.
And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. http://bible.cc/luke/19-44.htm
What fools you say. But hold up a sec, Where are we in Gods timeline? If God gave them a clock he has to give us one too.
Mention end times prophecy and most Christians don’t want to hear it. The people in Jesus days didn’t want to hear about prophecy either. Yet it was the one singular reason God points to when he talks about the horrific 2000 years of Jewish history to come.
What time are we living in? Prophecy lets you know. I have a webpage called http://www.signsoftheend.blogspot.com. There are some clues about how close we are. No other generation in history can say they have all the completed prophetic signs we have.
We are “at the door” if you studied it.
Just like the man who has six months to live, your life will change once you know what time it is. If you know the boss is almost here you will change how you do things.
He that has this hope (certain expectation) in himself purifies himself as he is pure.