An Aesop’s children’s story tells of an ant and a grasshopper. The ant is working away throughout the summer collecting his food and building his shelter in order to prepare for the upcoming winter. The Grasshopper on the other hand enjoys his summer months by “sitting on a blade of grass fiddling and singing to the sun”.  The ant is prepared and has what he needs to survive a long and cold winter, but the grasshopper played his time away during the summer and is left out in the cold to die, starving and without shelter. (the entire fable: THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANT).

This fable has a good moral about working hard and preparing for the future.  It reminds me of what a pastor said once, “Don’t wait until trouble finds you to begin to search for God because then it might be too late.  Keep your relationship with God current, so you know He is always near,”

The Bible warns Christians to be prepared for a coming day

Mattehw 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet-call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

Matthew 24:32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

44Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

But, most Christians hold the belief that making a one-time confession of faith (with little-to-no follow through, I might add) is sufficient to save them from the coming wrath.  The fact is that the time is very close and most are not prepared for what is coming.

Please watch this short video excerpt before I close this post about how we can be ready for anything that may come upon us:

Host and historian Ronnie Cohen plus several prophecy experts including Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum go on an epic journey to uncover the secrets behind Middle Eastern Bible prophecy and the shocking statistical evidence that proves there is much more going on regarding past prophetic fulfillment than mere chance.

Shocking new research also reveals that prophetic events foretelling frightening social changes that will usher in a new period of global hardship, tribulation and widespread death may be more plausible than many believe. No matter your belief system, the findings presented within The final Prophecies are as eye-opening as they are frightening. The ultimate conclusion may change your view of prophecy forever and redefine how much time we truly have left on this world!

Historian Ronnie Cohen and others examine biblical prophecies and tie them into possible evidence that Earth’s days are numbered. Director: Brent Miller Jr.  (Go here for the full length movie:

Are you still “fiddling around” with pursuing the pleasures of this world?

If so, what should we be doing to get ready?

Your Brother and Friend,

Mike Young

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