#652: Hello again folks! Any wedding is usually a happy and blessed occasion. I am attending one soon and I am looking forward to the day. But despite all the hype and wall-to-wall coverage on the mass media; today should be a day when [for a change!] there is some blanket good news being broadcast to the masses. A couple of thoughts came to me this morning when I came to. The first was this familiar portion of the Word:
"For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." [Matthew 24:38-39]
It struck me that amidst the tension in the Middle East; the storms battering the US mid-west; the Japanese and New Zealand earthquake carnage et al - people today are still out there celebrating the Royal Wedding [and quite rightly if they so choose] - despite everything - echoing the above words of Jesus from the Olivet Discourse a la Matthew chapters 24 and 25.
The other thing that came to mind when I heard someone on the TV state that it is expected that two  billion folks are expected to tune in today to watch the ceremony was this . Now that kind of viewing figure is not far off from a third of the worlds population. In the Book of Revelation we read these inspired words:
"And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them ... And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves." [Revelation 11:7;9]
Without being accused of being morbid et al ... I thought it of note that this yet-to-occur event will most likely acquire viewing statistics to rival or beat those for the big event today. I have no idea whether this will speak to anyone specifically; but I thought that these musings of mine might invite your perusal.
DECEPTION is the name of the game in the Last Days. Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 29-Apr-2011