Matthew 24:3 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?
Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Matthew 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has given us discernment in knowing the season by the parable of the fig tree. Let's look at some of the headlines in the news lately and see if we can hear the footsteps of Jesus.
News Headlines December 9th - February 19th-2014
*Note my words have been added for continuity, but the headlines haven't been altered. The news stories can be found on Sword Of The Spirit Face Book Page. Headlines in Italics.
In the news "Satanists Are Trying To Combat 10 Commandments Display At Oklahoma Capital", and "Rick Warren Uncertain If Homosexual Behavior Is Sinful". Meanwhile "Google Wants Microphones In Your Ceiling And Microchips In Your Head". An "Air Force Base Dismantles and Removes Nativity Display After Church-State Group Complains It's A Violation of U.S. Constitution". Meanwhile "ESPN Is Hit With Tough Allegation That It Rejected Aid Because Jesus And God Are Problamatic". Today a "Christian College President Speaks Out On Potential Reversal Of Ban On Faculty Same-Sex Relationships". Not to be outdone intellectual sees "Abortion As A Blessing, Grace Or Gift". For the sake of tolerance and equality "Satanist Demand Equal Time With Jesus As Anti-Christ Spirits Rise", also experts "Gather At Yale To Discuss Whether Animals Are People". (No that was not a misprint) In other news "One City Went From The City Of The Christmas Story To Banning A 60 yr. Nativity Tradition" and "Atheists Are Smug As Hindus Joining Satanists To Demand Display At Oklahoma State House". In international news "US Plan Gives Jerusalem Holy Sites To Vatican". A little closer to home "Anonymous Neighbors Send Virulent Letter Attacking Family's Faith-Based Christmas Decorations". In entertainment news "A&E Places Phil Robertson On Indefinite Hiatus Following Fiery Remarks About Homosexuality". In science "Experts Say Rewriting Ones DNA Promises Amazing Benefits", and in other news 'A Harris Interactive Poll Shows Americans Belief In God Declines". An example of man's heart waxing cold "Customers in Michigan Walk Over Dead Body After Man Is Killed In Store Doorway". Meanwhile "Americans Brawl Over New Air Jordan Sneakers". In business "Companies Are Investing In Cybernetic Implants". The satanists are persistent if nothing else as "Satanists Group Unveils Monument Planned For Oklahoma City Capital". News Reports are coming in "On 12 Signs Of Extreme Social Decay In America That Are Almost Too Horrible To Talk About". In religion "Controversial Pastor Links Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement To Future Rise Of The Anti-Christ". In another supposed violation of the constitution a "University Removes Bibles From Guest Rooms Following Atheist Claimed Their Presence Violated The Constitution". Meanwhile "Students Align With Secular Group To Threaten Possible Lawsuit Against Their High School Over Graduation Prayers". A "Think Tank Claims Extraordinary Crisis Needed To Preserve New World Order" . Hungary? Too Bad. "The US Cattle Herd Is At A 61 Yr. Low And Organic Food Shortages Are Being Reported All Over America". Could this be why "FEMA Trains Pastors To Prep For Martial Law; Confiscation And Forced Relocation"? In news from the world of entertainment "2014 Grammy Illuminati Rituals Revealed" and "Disney Channel Introduces 'Taylor Has Two Moms' Its First Lesbian Couples Kids Show." So, long Ozzie and Harriet, Brady Bunch and Andy Griffith. Still more from show business as "2014 Grammy Awards: Still Pushing The Illuminati Agenda". More news from the area of higher education as "A Christian College Drops Crusaders Nickname In Bow To Global Society", also in education "Secular Group Accuses Public School Of Unconstitutional Act After Kids Reportedly Go To A Local Church To Assemble Meals For The Poor". Let'em starve why not, can't have them christian kids violating the constitution. And on it goes "Obama Liberals Expand Government To Fill Holes Left By Declining Morals" and something to cheer us all up "Government 'Threat List' Names 8 Million Americans Who Will Be Detained When Martial Law Is Imposed". Where do I sign up? Another story from the science arena "Bill Nye The Science Guy Responds To Claim He Attacked Christians, Says It's Difficult To Respect What Seems Like Irrational Thinking". Well maybe those less enlightened of us that cling to our religion, God and guns could use some help as "DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) Continues To Push Black Box Brain Chip". Also in technology news we are told "BioEdge: Synthetic Gametes Could Enable Homosexuals To Have Children" and from our man\woman on the street we have a news story "Why I Want A Microchip Implant". More news from the entertainment industry or as I like to call it the un-entertainment, social programming\brainwashing, satanically controlled industry, but I digress "Christian Programming Is Being Blocked From Your TV Lineup". Thanks a bunch Direct TV. In another story in the over-sensitive and hyper offended world of atheism "A University Hotel Bans Bibles On Bedside Tables After Atheists Deem Them Unwelcome Religious Propaganda". Is there such a word as Jesus phobic? Well there is now. Moving on comes the comforting news that "The Feds Want To Track Your DNA Like A License Plate". Don't know about the rest of you..but I can't wait. Finally I'll leave you with this gem "People Are Undergoing Extreme Body Modifications In Order To Look More Like The Devil". Whatever happened to wanting to look like Ken and Barbie? Or lets just say...human. - RG
Can you feel it the fig tree is putting forth her leaves and summer is nigh...I can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. Lord Jesus Come Quickly. God Bless.