So today I caught this news and all the symbolism just jumped out at me. Take it or leave it. However, since this news hit mainstream very quickly, it just makes me wonder. Is it a hint and yet another warning of how close we are to the rapture and the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation? Maybe….Maybe not…But then again, maybe…He he he…What do you think? Perhaps someone else will find other interesting things to this story that I missed? If they do and if I see them, I’ll surely add them to this post. But, for now and just for some encouragement, here is my take.
The painting of Jesus STOOD AT THE DOOR of this church when it was hit with a SEVEN alarm fire….Interesting story most especially since we are at the door step of the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation with its 7 seals, 7 trumpets and 7 bowl judgments…Before it begins there are 7 letters written to 7 churches….As here:
19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’” ~ Revelation 3:19-22
Just things that stand out to me when I see news reports like this that go mainstream. Tons of symbolism and warning bells here. 😉
Jesus painting survives fire that destroyed 150-year-old church
By Jim Morelli, Boston25News.com
WAKEFIELD, MASS. —
A historic Massachusetts church went up in flames Tuesday night.
The First Baptist Church in Wakefield suffered an apparent lightning strike during the severe weather moving across Massachusetts.
Crews began dismantling the remnants of the historic landmark in the rain Wednesday morning.
The 150-year-old building will now be torn down completely.
Just one painting hanging in the front entrance of the church was left behind, nearly untouched.
It has just a few little drips on it, but otherwise, the painting depicting Jesus Christ survived the inferno Tuesday night and now resides inside a parishioner’s house.
Although there is no official cause yet, several residents say they did see the steeple hit by lightning, and that set off a fire that grew to seven alarms.
OTHER NEWS LINKS:
- 150-Year-Old Baptist Church Destroyed In 7-Alarm Blaze
- Painting of Jesus miraculously survives inferno at historic Massachusetts church (Fox news)
- Jesus painting survives fire that destroyed 150-year-old church in Massachusetts (CBS News)
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FIRST ENTRY IS: “4004 BC Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher”
ANOTHER ENTRY: “Agreement of Interest – 1998 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for peace” agreement.” *
*** Historical Events on October 23 ***
* News of possible interest for October 25th 2018:
- Trump envoy to visit Israel next week for talks on peace plan, Gaza
- Greenblatt to visit Israel as WH prepares to roll out peace plan
Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. ~ 2 Peter 3:3-9