Saturday, May 05, 2007

Eternity's Black Hole

Matt.24:3-14 - And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these [are] the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

A super massive black hole haunts and controls every galaxy including the Milky Way. In the very center of our galaxy is an object so massive and so dense that nothing escapes its gravitational pull, not even light. So if light cannot escape how can it be seen? It cannot. Well then how do we know it exists? Because of the effect it has on other objects that enter its sphere of gravitational influence which is extensive. As a matter of fact the entire spinning galaxy revolves around the center which is inhabited by this super massive black hole.

Now as the galaxy continues to spin some stars and other objects get too close to this massive object and they begin to speed up as the gravitational pull begins to bring them closer and closer to the black hole and just before these objects eventually are gobbled up into this object they begin to get extremely hot due to their incredible speed as they go around the black hole on a death journey to its center. As they get hotter they become very bright and appear as giant fireballs through the great telescopes around the world. This phenomenon is called “feeding” when the black hole draws matter into itself. This is one of the clearest ways to see the presence of the black hole.

Well eternity is like a super massive black hole that cannot be seen with the natural eye but its presence can definitely be measured by the effect it has on the seen world. Eternal are the invisible things of reality but with the effect on things around us we can sense and experience its true nature. We are commanded by God to look on the eternal things not the temporal things, but the New and Old Testament has given us plenty of prophetic indications that point to the coming day when eternity eclipses and swallows up the temporal. Look around with the eyes of the Spirit, can we not see that this earth and the things in it are beginning to appear more and more bright as eternity is rapidly feeding on the things of this present world. History is feeding on the future bringing it rapidly into the present and disappearing into the past.

Violence covers the globe and wars and rumors of wars plaster the news. Violence against women, violence against children, violence against the unborn, violence between races, and nation against nation illuminate the Words of Jesus spoken several millennia ago. Eternity is feeding. Idolatry is much worse today than ever. Idol worship of false gods, idol worship of man, idol worship of intellect, idol worship of money, and idol worship of religion has increased in depth and brightness. Eternity is feeding.

The god of sex knows no boundaries. Adults with children, Men with men, Women with women, men with animals, role playing, pictures, movies, adultery, rape, and every form of perversion runs unbound throughout the world. Eternity is feeding. Weather grows more unusual. Tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, cold, warm, earthquakes, and all sorts of unexplainable phenomenon continue to confound the wise. Eternity is feeding.

And while all this comes forth prophetically bright, and as it warns us of the presence of eternity and its coming violent transition, Israel stands in the middle as the incandescent apple of God’s prophetic eye. The more dazzling the nation of Israel, the closer to eternity the world draws. The magnificent plan of God accelerates the events of the prophetic timetable and illuminates the Word of Almighty God, speaking to this generation that the King is returning to take His kingdom by the Word of His power. Time is short and sin grows brighter. The door of God’s ark of grace begins to close and the flood of His eternal judgment is seen coming over the horizon like the size of a man’s hand. Is this meant to frighten earth's inhabitants? Absolutely.

I have heard for thirty years that the day of the Lord looms, but never have I seen the signs so visually luminescent and almost shouting at us, “Repent and believe the gospel. Flee the wrath to come!”.


1 comment:

Baptist Girl said...

Amen Rick! His return is Eminent! The signs are visable today, today is the day of salvation for those who do not believe.

Luke 21:28 When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heard; for your redemption draweth near