I have seen the most amazing video footage of the California wildfires. It reminds me of a scene in a movie, where people are trying to get out of town. Because the entire state is engulfed flames. The video is being recorded while a couple is riding in the car, along side the a blazing mountain/hill; along with many others trying to get pass this incredible event transforming before their eyes.
But when I think of the scriptures and what God says will happen in the second coming of the Lord. It will not flood this time, and God has promised just that. It actually says, He will come with fire the next time. So I think to myself, is this how it will look when the entire earth is engulf in fire? With people frantically trying to escape the city’s horrors. Just like the movie Superfire.
The national weather service was predicting near hurricane-force winds for Thursday morning in the mountains and canyons of Ventura County and northwest Los Angeles County — winds that make for rapid, unpredictable fire spreading, officials said.
Wednesday, Officials ordered new evacuations affecting several thousand people as the massive Thomas fire encroached upon the town of Ojai, an arts community with an upscale, rustic charm northwest of Los Angeles.
Gov. Jerry Brown, who has declared a state of emergency in Ventura, was monitoring the Los Angeles fire while hundreds of homeowners in Bel-Air and the nearby Sherman Oaks neighborhood joined the tens of thousands of other Southern California residents who have already fled the infernos that have scorched more than 83,000 acres and reduced scores of homes and businesses to ashes, NBC Los Angeles reported.
While helicopters bombarded the blaze from above with water drops, firefighters armed with chainsaws struggled to clear away the thick brush that was feeding the fire.
Police shut down I-405 — one of the nation’s busiest freeways — in both directions for nine miles after flames swept down the foothills toward the highway, near Sepulveda Pass and the Getty Center arts complex, as stunned motorists drove by before dawn.
UCLA, a few miles south of the fire, said it believed its campus was safe but canceled afternoon and evening classes, citing difficult traffic conditions.
SIGNS OF THE SECOND COMING
There are many end time signs we see that tell us we are living close to the second coming of Christ Jesus. Just take a look at the great image of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2. That image shows the kingdoms of this earth right up to the time that Christ Jesus returns at the second coming. Now the feet of that image is the last stage of this world before Christ returns, because it shows in Daniel 2 that a rock comes to hit the feet and smash the 2 Peter 3:3-4 …’Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.’ … Remember, there will always be those who scoff at the idea of the second coming of Christ Jesus being soon. This is because they do not know the Bible and they turn away from the truth. As it says above, they walk after their own lusts, rather than walking after the truth of God’s Word, and they shut their eyes to what is happening in this world and are not waiting for Jesus’ return. These people probably don’t even WANT Jesus to return yet, because they are having too much worldly fun! That rock is Christ.
A WARNING TO WAKE UP
Now Jesus gave a stark warning to the world about His second coming which should make every person sit up and start truly living for Him and watching and waiting for His return.
Matthew 24:38-39 …’For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Now entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’
Right now, the church is sleeping, and God’s people need to wake up before it is too late. Too many are caught up in the cares of this world, which isn’t our home, to be concerned with Christ’s second coming. As in the days of Noah, people were carrying on with their worldly lives, ignoring God’s call and when the flood came, they were not prepared and it took them away and destroyed them. The same will happen to the world when Jesus will return at the second coming. The very sad thing is, many, many Christians will not be ready. They will not have prepared themselves, by giving their all to Christ and studying His Word each day. The Bible is full of beautiful promises, but it is also full of warnings to those who are not giving their all for Jesus. Are you getting ready?
The heavens and the earth which now are, by the same word, it is declared, will be destroyed by fire.
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: Jesus WILL return soon, don’t miss out on this great day of salvation just because you were too caught up in this life.