The hype around September 2015 is hitting a fever pitch that is bigger in the conspiracy theory circles than the Mayan calendar. It is also a topic for some of the most watchful evangelicals but has been strangely absent from mainstream media. This last point should worry you.
A strange combination of events are all colliding for the perfect storm this month. While we won’t go so far as to declare that something big is going to happen from a Biblical perspective, we will acknowledge that there’s a very good chance that September either marks the start of a series of events or is the epicenter of shocking events that could change the world as we know it.
All indicators from the world perspective point towards tribulation. Some indicators from a prophetic clock perspective point towards great and terrible occurrences. There’s one thing that’s either missing or hidden from public view: Biblical indicators. We’ve read a ton of articles and watched plenty of videos that try to make a Biblical correlation to the events that are happening in September, but nothing has stood out as concrete and very little has emerged as credible. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen, especially when we understand that Bible prophecy is meant for recognition of events as they happen rather than prediction of events for humans to act upon ahead of time.
We are to spiritually prepare. That’s it. Individuals and families can make worldly preparations if they choose, but fortifying our spiritual center through worshiping of the Father, belief in the Son, and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit is the only requirement if this is indeed the end times.
Before we get into details about what we think may happen, let’s point out some of the events taking place in September:
- Jade Helm 2015 ends… in theory
- Elul 29, the end of the Shemitah
- CERN doorway
- Pope comes to town
- 70th UN Gnereal Assembly (and plenty of important things that are supposed to be happening this time around)
- Final blood moon in the tetrad
That’s a taste. There are dozens of others. We don’t want to go into them because it’s very possible that the hype surrounding them is more distracting than helpful. Think of it like a great song with the instrumental playing so loud that you don’t hear the lyrics being sung. One could spend days non-stop looking into all of the things that are starting in September and other things that continue for the next year but there’s no need. We’ve seen enough.
If this is the start of something big (or the big events themselves) then it’s very likely a ton of events would be out there in order to make sure everyone has the opportunity to pay attention. Once you’re looking, there’s really no need to dive in and try to interpret everything. If the Lord wants our attention, He has it now and going forward.
The big scary monster in the eschatological playbook is date setting. The less-foolish recognize that setting dates of any sort can cause great harm to the listener of the message, the messenger, and the one from whom the message originated. With that said, we’re also called to sound the alarm when we see things happening and as of today we believe it’s prudent to start looking for the events and cross-referencing them to the Bible.
Now, let’s discuss the takeaway from all of this. Whether you’re reading this before, during, or after September 23, it’s important to makes sure that you keep your eyes open and your Bibles close. Don’t panic. Be aware. Be prepared. Things may be getting pretty crazy in soon. They may be crazy while you’re reading this. Remember that God’s plan is wonderful and necessary for us all even if it means hardships.
Eternity is forever. Don’t let hard times in this life get you down. Trials and tribulations meant to test our mettle.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.John 16:33 (KJV)