The world will not end on December 21.
The main reason being that much of Biblical prophecy hasn’t occurred. We are at least 7 years from ‘the end’ because the Tribulation is a 7 year period of time. I wrote in my post The Current Crisis that the War of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38-39) will bring forth the peace treaty brokered by the Antichrist (Dan 9:26) which will start the Tribulation. That appears to be setting up right now but it hasn’t occurred.
Don’t be a mocker.
Although we know December 21 won’t be the end of the world, we don’t know if we (Christians) will be here. What I mean is this. No one knows the day or the hour of Christ’s return. But you have to keep in mind that in Dispensational Theology the rapture occurs before the return of Christ. There are obvious problems with this because the “dead in Christ” are said to rise first (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). But IF the teaching of pre-Trib rapture is true then the Mayans could have predicted the beginning of the New World Order, the War of Gog and Magog, a spiritual shift or many other things.
It is an interesting time of year for this to be occurring. I am not supporting the Mayan prophecy but remember this:
Remember the Magi or wise men from the east that visited Jesus? Remember what they did? They were priests in Zoroastrianism. As a part of their occult worship they were ASTROLOGERS. Sound familiar? Yes they too, like the Mayans, paid particular attention to the stars. Their pagan worship actually led them to the Christ child. (Notable that it took the Magi roughly 2 years to get there and Jesus was a toddler not a baby.)
The importance of this passage is that everything in creation points to Jesus. Whether in a direct or indirect sense the 2012 prophecy is pointing people to Jesus.
- “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.” Psalm 19:1-4
Whether something literally happens and the Church is raptured or we just have an opportunity to share the Gospel with others, this is a great time to bring up what is normally taboo… the end. All of the recent false prophecies are in and of themselves a fulfillment of end time prophecies (Matthew 24:24).
Christian do not become a mocker.
The Mayans worshipped Satan (all pagan religions do whether directly or indirectly) and although Satan doesn’t know the ‘final hour’ he does know when he is going to inhabit the Antichrist and install the New World Order. So the Mayans could have been a medium for a demonic prophecy of world change. In other words, Satan knows what he is going to do on earth and he has his own prophets. And what he does will coincide with the larger picture and general timeline.
We have dealt with false prophecy since the beginning of time. But now the false prophecy will have the appearance of being real, meaning the the false prophecy will be tied to actual events. It will be a deception and the Antichrist will move with it in order to deceive people and make them think he is God.
- “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24
This is a call to evangelism.
Now more than ever we need to be about sharing our faith. This is not a season to shrink back but to be brave and bold. I will say this… if a rapture like event ever does occur and you are still here don’t take the Mark of the Beast. Yes, this other taboo topic needs to be talked about as well. Like much of Biblical prophecy, film and TV have taken it out of context. Biblical illiteracy is so high even in the Church few are equipped to field questions on these delicate subjects.
Your cell phone number and social security number are a pre-cursor to the mark and the evolution of this one world number needs to be documented.
I plan to write about this after the 21st.