The End Of The World As You Know It

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Now that the fourth blood moon has passed, let me tell you a secret. It really is the end of life as you know it. At least, it can be. And that should make you happier than you’ve ever been.

It’s not hard to be a prophet that predicts disaster and evil. The planet changes daily, and severe weather and natural disasters go with those changes. There are always those who think they have the power to decide who is worthy of life or death, and they can make the world very unsafe. And there’s simple sowing and reaping- every day people make bad decisions, and you get negative results, especially when leaders do it.

It’s not that I don’t believe God warns us of things. He does. And it’s not that they aren’t martyrs who are killed just because they love Jesus. There are. Too many. But when I see people en masse focus on something that causes them to quit engaging the world in love, and to begin judging it in earnest, you need to ask what spirit is behind that. Because it ain’t God.

For me, an eclipse is a reminder that all shadows pass. And even in the deepest part of the shadow, there is beauty, because all the stars become visible. If it is a sign, it is to tell you that you are invited to a new life. That you do not have to live in the dark. That your old fears do not control you anymore. In that sense, the “blood moons” really are a harbinger of death. Yours. “Behold- you are a new creation, old things have passed away, and everything has become brand new” (2 Cor. 5.17). Instead of dreading what’s to come, you should be rejoicing at every opportunity in front of you.

I know bad things happen. Life can be hard. But it’s infinitely harder on the whole world when we stop flowing in the love, grace, joy, peace, hope, kindness, goodness, and wisdom that God has given us. Do you want a sign? Go be one! Jesus said to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the diseased, and to displace evil with the Holy Spirit in you (Matt. 10). He said to freely give as you have freely received, not to hoard your gifts until He comes to pick you up.

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