Who Is Able To Stand?
Throughout most of history people have called for the “end of days”. Since no one knows when “end of days” will be it’s rather odd that people would throughout the generations claim their season was the absolute season that Jesus would return or was it the world would end or the rapture or tribulation would begin? Someone at some point has called for all of these events and many more to come to fruition. We remain.
One could argue we are moving, no, make that racing, towards the “end of days” during this current season. For those that are paying attention and have a grasp on what is actually happening at multiple levels of society this argument could be easily made. It would take entirely too long to get into the details of what is happening, but, suffice it to say Revelations 6 (NKJV) spells it pretty well and if you look around you will see what John describes. One could easily see the four horsemen, Christian genocide and natural disasters. All of which are in great abundance.
We are not on this bandwagon nor will we jump aboard any other that happens to float by, as we would see that as blasphemy as no one knows “end of days”. No one except God. Any human making this claim, well, would not warrant any of our attention.
The curious part of Revelation 6 begins in verse 12 of the NKJV. The part that is confusing is, who remains – “who is able to stand“?
12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”