When I was young, merely a child, still living in Romania, as yet blissfully unaware of the largess of the world, or man's inhumanity to man for that matter, my grandmother was the family meteorologist.
With surprising accuracy my grandmother would predict that the weather was about to turn, and whenever asked how she knew, she'd simply say 'my joints are achy'.
Although I detest politics on principle, I still keep track of what is happening in the world, and can see with great clarity, as I am sure many of you can, that the weather is about to turn.
Too many events are taking place, too many decisions are being made by men of power who seem blinded by their own grandeur, to just write these times off as just another page in mankind's history.
For some unexplained reason, we seem to have forgotten the old adage, 'my enemy's enemy is my friend', and appear unconcerned with the fact that nations who harbor us ill will have aligned themselves under one banner. Though they may disagree politically, though they may differ in their faiths, their hatred for this nation binds them together, making their purpose singular and well defined.
There are times when revelation is necessary, when God has to speak whether through a vision, a dream, or a prophecy concerning future events, lovingly forewarning His children, but there are other times when we must simply look to the fig tree in order to discern the season, and know that which is about to unfold.
Just like my grandmother's achy joints, and laughable as it may be, whenever the weather is about to change I get pain in my feet now, we can know what the future holds simply by being spiritually sensitive enough to feel the winds of change upon our souls.
There is no reason or excuse that justifies the church's ignorance concerning the times, and if the church is ignorant it is because it has chosen it, hoping against hope that the confluence of these events, are mere chance, an accident that some people are reading too much into.
We serve a God who is omniscient, and omnipotent, and by these very definitions the ideas of chance, or accidents must be stricken from our minds. He knows all things, has power over all things, and it is by His will and His master design that these new alliances are being forged, and the hatred is being fueled.
If anything, these events should embolden us evermore to pray, to fast, and learn to hear the voice of our Father with ever greater clarity.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.