This VIDEO: from NASA is of a solar flare… look at the power in that explosion… sending solar radiation earthbound…. at a speed of over 500 miles per second. It reached us in under two hours…. it travelled over 93 million miles – and got here quickly. Could a mega solar storm cause the end of life on this planet as we know it? Possibly. Should we be concerned? What does scripture tell us?
Currently (if you are interested) you can find books, DVD’s Movies etc all warning about the coming end times….. They are citing the MAYAN Calendar and Nostradamus – even Edgar Cayce gets a mention. Me personally – I would prefer to stick with the Bible – after all it is the Word of God.
We were warned there will be many false prophets coming to warn us, but how can we recognize a false teacher / false prophet?”
Answer: Jesus warned us that“false Christs and false prophets” will come and will attempt to deceive even God’s elect (Matthew 24:23-27; see also2 Peter 3:3 andJude 17-18). The best way to guard yourself against falsehood and false teachers is to know the truth. To spot a counterfeit, study the real thing. Any believer who“correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15) and who makes a careful study of the Bible can identify false doctrine. For example, a believer who has read the activities of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit inMatthew 3:16-17 will immediately question anyone that denies the Trinity. Therefore, step one is to study the Bible and judge all teaching by what the Scripture says.
SO: what does the Bible say about the end of the world? Answer: The event usually referred to by the phrase “end of the world” is described in 2 Peter 3:10: “The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.”
This is the culmination of the events referred to in the beginning of that verse as“the day of the Lord,” the time when God will intervene in human history for the purpose of judgment. At that time, all that God has created,“the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1), He will destroy.
The timing of this event, according to some Bible scholars, is at the end of the 1000-year period called the millennium. (Some dispute this timing – but in all truthfulness, we know, Only God knows when this will happen.) During these thousand years, Christ will reign on earth as King in Jerusalem, sitting on the throne of David (Luke 1:32-33) and ruling in peace but with a“rod of iron” (Revelation 19:15). At the end of the 1000 years, Satan will be released, defeated again, and then cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:7-10). At this point, the end of the world described in 2 Peter 3:10 occurs.
The Bible tells us several things about this event.
First, it will be cataclysmic in scope. The “heavens” refers to the physical universe – the stars, planets, and galaxies—which will be consumed by some kind of tremendous explosion, possibly a nuclear or atomic reaction that will consume and obliterate all matter as we know it. All the elements that make up the universe will be melted in the “fervent heat” (2 Peter 3:12).
This will also be a noisy event, described in different Bible versions as a “roar” (NIV), a “great noise” (KJV), a “loud noise” (CEV), and a “thunderous crash” (AMP). There will be no doubt as to what is happening. Everyone will see and hear it because we are also told that “the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.”
Then God will create a “New heaven and a New Earth” (Revelation 21:1), which will include the “New Jerusalem” (v. 2), the capital city of heaven, a place of perfect holiness, which will come down from heaven and descend to the new earth. This is the city where the saints—those whose names were written in the“Lamb’s book of life” (Revelation 13:8)—will live forever. Peter refers to it as“the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).
Perhaps the most important part of Peter’s description of that day is his question in verses 11-12: “Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and Godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.”
For Christians, this means we should live our lives in such a way that we reflect our understanding of what is going to happen. This life is passing away quickly, and our focus should be on the new heavens and earth to come. Our “holy and godly” lives should be a testimony to those who do not know the Saviour, and we should be telling others about Him so they can escape the terrible fate that awaits those who reject Him.
We wait in eager anticipation for God’s“Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:10). AMEN
Regarding when it will happen??? Matthew 24:36 (NIV)“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father – So ignore the false teachers and prophets as we have been instructed to do AND look forward to Our New Jerusalem where we will live forever with Our Heavenly Father in eternal love.
Should we be afraid of these solar flares and disasters
happening around the world? Yes and No.
NO: because we have no need to fear them. Jesus told us that these kind of events would happen in End Times. These are (or could be) indications that we are now moving towards our everlasting Saviours return.
YES: because we learn in parables spoken by Jesus to his followers, that we should always be prepared, for no one knows the hour when the Master will return, We need to be always alert and ready.
What we can do while we are waiting, is to introduce those who do NOT KNOW The Lord, to His story, to His saving Grace, to His mercy. Give them every opportunity to accept Jesus into their hearts as their personal Lord and Saviour.
Whatever your take on the current world situation, time is short – it is running out. The clock is ticking. Be it one day or one thousand years, (and no one knows) Jesus is returning to collect His Chosen ones. Those who do not know Him, will be left out of His eternal plan.