Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice, Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. Psalms 96: 11-13
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Revelation 1:7
When I look at these two verses, I imagine that the natural world is feeling the exertion of our presence, and wishes our compulsion, even the very earth longs for its destruction, if only to escape our presence.
On the other hand when Christ comes, no one will acknowledge it as a welcome scenario. Most times when I listen to Christian conversations, there is always an implied joy at the Coming of Christ, I do not doubt the genuineness of these expressions, but I have to wonder just how many people actually want Jesus to come back. We are all busy living our lives and enjoying prosperity to start thinking of the Coming of Christ, we thrive in complacency, we do not want to rock the boat.
The very earth knows that it is not meant to be around any longer, why shouldn’t we? Why should we not rejoice in the expectation of His coming? Are we so committed to temporary goals that we lose the bigger picture?
The bush outside your house knows its maker in its non-intelligent entity, you, on the other hand with all your smarts cannot recognize the signs on the times, the impending destruction, the culmination of the times…
Its about time we started walking seriously…..
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 2 Peter 3:10-13