Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. What is meant by "those things coming"?
ESV - 26 People fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
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I humbly submit for your consideration the unfolding events of the worlds current news cycle, which may seem to indicate the slow coming apart of it's many revered and trusted subsystems within the larger corrupt Babylonian system. (Proverbs 27:12) As we witness the various seemingly uncontrolled whirlwinds raging upon our sphere, shaking it to it's very foundations, know that this is just the beginning or the opening act of a common future history that has already been clearly spelled out. (Proverbs 24:11; Mark 10:27) On this ever changing landscape ruled by fear and confusion, narcissistic, elite puppet like leaders scamper about as frightened children proclaiming one truth in the morning, and then before the setting of the sun, sometimes the exact opposite via a new truth from their controlling puppet master...(2 Corinthians 11:15) The Christian should be at peace maintaining their joy at all times and in all things, above all that this shaking bankrupt world system with a limited understanding offers. Remember in every era, mankind has been forced to cope with unique circumstances, take heart and be of good courage. (Mark 9:49; 1 Corinthians 16:13) Remain secure in the knowledge that we are in Christ and He is in us and never will He leave or forsake us, wherever we may stand on this battlefield, as this battle belongs to the Lord. (Joshua 1:5; Joshua 1:7; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 16:13.) "The occupation of the good soldier of Christ is war" Charles Spurgeon In the Lord's freedom always........... warrior on
The entire passage in Luke 21:25-28 refers to the Second Coming of Christ. For unbelievers, it will be a time of fear and trembling, as they have experienced the power of God, whom they have repeatedly rejected, during the Tribulation, as noted in Rev 6. For believers during those Tribulation times, it will be the time of their redemption and relief, Luke 21:28 - they will be united with Christ forever.
This describes the great frights that people should generally be in. Many frightful sights shall be in the sun, moon, and stars, prodigies in the heavens, and here in this lower world, the sea and the waves roaring, with terrible storms and tempests, such as had not been known, and above the ordinary working of natural causes. The effect of this shall be universal confusion and consternation upon the earth, distress of nations with perplexity, And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Luke 21:25 Men's hearts shall fail them for fear, men being quite exanimated, dispirited, unsouled, dying away for fear. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luke 21:26 Thus those are killed all the day long by whom Christ's apostles were so, As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Romans 8:36 that is, they are all the day long in fear of being killed; sinking under that which lies upon them, and yet still trembling for fear of worse, and looking after those things which are coming upon the world. When judgment begins at the house of God, it will not end there; it shall be as if all the world were falling in pieces; and where can any be secure then? The powers of heaven shall be shaken, and then the pillars of the earth cannot but tremble. Thus shall the present Jewish policy, religion, laws, and government, be all entirely dissolved by a series of unparalleled calamities, attended with the utmost confusion. But our Saviour makes use of these figurative expressions because at the end of time they shall be literally accomplished, when the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll, and all their powers not only shaken, but broken, and the earth and all the works that are therein shall be burnt up, 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. 2 Peter 3:10 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? 2 Peter 3:12 As that day was all terror and destruction to the unbelieving Jews, so the great day will be to all unbelievers.
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