Signs, Storms and Seasons

I was driving north on 45 yesterday and saw a sign that said “Bridge May Ice in Cold Weather”.

I thought to myself, “That sign is there all year, but I am paying attention to it today because there has been a storm. The storm had aligned with the season proving the sign to be correct.”

“The storm had aligned with the season proving the sign to be correct.”

God gives signs through every season of His coming.

But what we have to pay attention to are signs that are in season. Storms happen in every season. But some signs only align with certain seasons. I paid close attention to those signs yesterday as an ice storm blanketed North Texas and bridges were iced over. It produced awareness and caution.

Strangely I pass by those signs all the time, but pay little attention to them during the summer.

The signs today are clear: Blood Moon Tetrad, Shemitah, 70th Jubilee etc. But what season are we in?

Regarding the season Jesus said to the disciples in Acts 1:7…

“He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.”

We do not know for certain the season we are in, only God does.

But as we approach the 70th anniversary of the Nation of Israel the convergence of these signs point to a storm, regardless of the season, as storms happen in every season. The signs are for the storm. They warn, give caution and prepare the driver. They are to produce awareness, in and out of season. We just have a tendency to only pay attention after the storm has hit.

The Holy Spirit does convict and is moving among believers about the shifting of the winds, suggesting a change is near. Those in tune with the Holy Spirit will have heightened senses and this privilege is a responsibility.

To herald the call of salvation even louder, to point to the Messiah, for a fresh wind to sustain their faithfulness to the Gospel.

This isn’t a call to flee to the mountains, this isn’t a call to run and hide. No… this is an encouragement to those who have been faithful. It is a rebuke to all who have squandered their faith in laziness, calling them to the harvest fields. This is a call for the lost to turn to Jesus.

A reminder that nothing will stop God, to be ready for Him in every season.

God changes the seasons, God brings the storms. But those who are paying attention will be prepared and have an opportunity to prepare the way for the Lord.

In this there is great joy, for in His signs there is mercy and in His signs there is grace.

I write this to set up my next post. There is a common thread in all the signs God has been giving us and it is monumental. I look forward to sharing.


About the Author:

Matt Cote is the Founder of Concept Church, a digital media ministry. He is the author of the book, End Game.

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