I shy away from conspiracy theories, and from self-anointed prophets who come up with flashy interpretations of Biblical prophecies.
So when I read yesterday that the New World Order, NWO to fans, is fixing to nuke New York to stop tonight’s presidential debate ( http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/09/nwo-to-nuke-new-york-before-debate-3416801.html ), it sort of made my head come to a point. This prophecy, we are told, comes from “a Kenyan lady” who got it directly from God.
Just before Our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, after His resurrection from the dead, some of the disciples asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” As if this were all about setting up Israel with a king again: maybe they weren’t paying much attention to the Gospel.
And Jesus answered, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons which the Father hath put in His own power” (Acts 1:7).
What part of “It is not for you to know” don’t some people understand?
So tonight will come and go without New York City being blown off the map, and tomorrow it’ll be another conspiracy, another prophecy, etc., etc.
How many times did the Lord have to say that His return would take the whole world by surprise, and that we must “watch”–“What I say unto you, I say unto all: Watch” ( Mark 13:37)–and that we are to be found at our posts, performing our duties like good servants, when He finally does return–“like a thief in the night” ( I Thessalonians 5:2).
We can’t help wondering exactly when that time will be, and trying to figure it out by studying the Bible’s many prophecies.
But I think we have to find more productive ways to “occupy until I come” ( Luke 19:13).