Mar 4, 2017

Seeking A Weathervane To Confirm The World's Direction

Men's Opinions Are Not God's Word

Common Sense Commentary: “They look at the weathervane for the direction of the wind.” – Sumerian text, ca 1600 BC. I am not sure whether that Sumerian's observation, 3600 years ago, was a ridicule of people who couldn't tell the direction of the wind by its feel upon the skin or if his observation was on the importance of weather-vanes in knowing the wind's exact direction, in that single spot, moment by moment. Either way, the winds, as are worldly events, conditions, and nations, are constantly changing. Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, said it first with the comment, "change is the only  constant in life." Louis L'Amour, the author, philosopher and historian rephrased the quote to “The only thing that never changes is that everything changes.”

Human nature, like the wind, is a thing that hasn't changed much in its unchangeable unpredictability. Most of us are constantly seeking signs, news, indications, and trends to know which way things are headed into the future, and trying to prepare for what is coming. We know change is certain but which way, when and how is more difficult. Unlike news reports, world events and "expert" commentary, which are as changeable as the wind on that nervous weather-vane out on the barn, Bible Prophecy is like an arrow sign pointing firmly in one direction all the time. It has accurately pointed directly into the future at unthinkable, world changing events such as the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, His crucifixion, His Resurrection, His assention into heaven, establishment of His church, the church age, its persecution, the restoration of the nation of Israel, revelations of conditions at His second coming, the resurrection and rapture of His people, the rise of Antichrist, the tribulation period, Judgement day and Christ's millennial kingdom on earth for a thousand years.  

You won't find a weather-vane as steady and unchangeable as God's word, the holy Scriptures, in the Bible. It is more like a compass pointing directly at magnetic north, day and night, year after year, all the time. Magnetic north is at a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth. It is not the North Pole. It is a mammoth, unseen magnetic force affecting the entire earth and every compass. 

If you want to know what the future holds, read the Bible. If you want to know how God deals with people and nations, study how He has always dealt with them... in the Bible. If you want to know where the world is headed, you will find the answer in the Bible. Don't put too much stock in what people say about the Bible, they all differ on some beliefs. Read the Bible for yourself and yield to God's Holy Spirit who will ".... guide you into all truth...." Jesus promised it in John 16:13.

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