So, I have had some very interesting things happen over the past week that have triggered an insane hunger for knowledge and deep desire for study.
A month or so ago I found a very interesting video on YouTube, now in place of TV I watch YT videos of video games, etc to fill my free time. I enjoy playing games and watching others play. However, in the side bar I saw something interesting that caught my eye. I do not remember the exact title of the video, however it was something to do with “Strange Sounds”. So I watched it, because I am also an extreme sci-fi nut, and what I saw/heard was very interesting. This individual was video recording (with their phone) a sound that resembled, to my ears anyway, a grinding metal. Almost sounded like something you would hear out of a movie when a half-built skyscraper was knocked over. Thought it was momentarily interesting, but this is YouTube and videos, things can be edited.
I did not give this video much thought again until the middle of last week when something interesting came across my Facebook feed, a friend had liked a post about a ministry mentioning strange sounds and nightmares being reported around the world. Well, of course this brought up my previous video experience and so I once again decided to delve into the “strange” side of YouTube. Now, I will say right off the bat, YouTube videos can easily be edited and changed so I took everything with a grain of salt, but I found it very interesting to watch several videos from all around the world which contained these weird “metal, banging. trumpet” sounds. Several people are saying that these sounds are from God and signal the end of time. 1. God is not a God of fear, so if you are having nightmares related to these sounds….No! 2. I don’t see a specific verse in the Bible related to weird trumpet sounds outside of Revelation 8, which also mentions side effects of these trumpets, I hesitate to say that these sounds are a sign of the last days. Not counting it out, just hesitant to make that concrete statement.
Along with this sidebar search taking up most of my weekend, I also saw a friend I haven’t seen in quite some time, well actually he delivered my pizza. Weird thing was, his only comment to me upon delivering my pizza was, “Have you heard of the Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn?”. I hadn’t (which surprised some of my family, I tend to go on Prophetic studies and rampages occasionally), but thought it weird that now, of all times, this would be brought to my attention. He didn’t say much else, left with the tip and me wondering about the timing.
I have now spent the rest of the weekend delving into YouTube, the Bible, websites, podcasts, etc trying to piece so many weird happenstances together, and what I’m coming to is both amazing, and frightening. I have always wondered about the return of Christ (as I think most Christians do), and have always looked around for signs. There are plenty spelled out in the Bible, but I have always hesitated into just jumping on the bandwagon. I have been an individual who not only lives by faith, but wants as much proof as one can find to substantiate my faith. Maybe that is wrong of me, however there is so much out there that God has given us that not only shows his presence, but answers so many questions.
Over the past year I have had several instance of people saying “Hey, look at this!”, or “Hey, have you heard about such and such or looked into such and such?”. I have to admit, I have been very selfish the past few years and have spent very little time with God or my Bible. The things people have told me about have seemed like chance/happenstance and never really held my attention. I brushed it off as conspiracy theories or false hopes. Granted some of them are, however, I am learning that some of these things are not random occurrences but may, in fact, be blatant signs of the “hour”.
If this is the case, which I am beginning to believe it is, what are we as the church doing continuing in our daily routine. Why do we continue to preach on mundane issues, repeat the same Bible stories over and over, and maintain our little “cliques”? Now, more than ever, I believe is the time that we should be out nearly pleading with people over their very souls.
To some of you, I may now sound like a nut job, but to those of you who know me…I have never denied that😀
I can’t explain the unbelievable pressure and desire I have at this moment to study more, discover more, and share more than I ever have in the past. In this post I have used happenstance, weird occurrence, chance, etc to explain this series of events, I want to make clear that 1 or 2 may be weird odds, but there are too many things lining up at the same time to make believe it was a weird week. That paired with my desire to learn and study more lead me to the conclusion that God has laid this study out for me for some reason.
I don’t know if I will be posting anything else or not, I’m not going to make that promise, however I do want to put my thoughts to paper (or bits and bites) and this may be the medium I use.