The scriptures talk about all nations rising up against Israel. (Zechariah 12:3) Like many of the prophecies for the last days, I’ve often wondered how that would play out. This last week I’ve watched as many nations voted against Israel.
I did a search and it returned a full page of results reading, “PROPHECY ALERT: “70 Nations Rise Against Israel””, “All NATIONS ARE NOW AGAINST ISRAEL ITS TIME TO WAKE UP”, “Nations Gathered Against JERUSALEM: Anti-Israel Vote At UN Fulfills Biblical Prophecy”. These are just a few of the headlines from this last week.
Israel is also representative of the church. We see that happening too as those who seek to do right are persecuted for righteousness sake. Both of these things are happening simultaneously.
Elizabethe and I were watching a movie where a couple meet and within minutes after meeting, they are having sex. I commented, “Will things get so bad that the entertainment world has someone walk up to another and just start having sex without even saying, ‘Hi’?”
Yet, things are so bad if you publically decry such behaviour you are labeled as a “hater”, “bigot” and so forth.
Watching It Unfold
We are watching it unfold right before our eyes. I cringe when I hear people say the Second Coming is still a ways off. They say there is too much prophecy to be fulfilled. But, as this last week has pointed out… as the last 50 years have pointed out, things turn on a dime.
I have read many speculations about what has to happen before the Second Coming. I say speculation because they are personal interpretations by well meaning members of the church. For example, one member wrote that the Savior must come quickly to his temple, and perports this needs to take place in his temple in Jerusalem. While others believe this happened in the Kirtland Temple in 1836 (of which I subscribe to the belief this fulfilled that scripture Malachi 3:1). Regardless of which it is, if it hasn’t happened, it can happen quickly.
Mostly, I like what one of the people I used to home teach once said, “The second coming might be different for each of us. You can die tomorrow and that will be your second coming.”
So, the best we can do is be prepared.