Regardless the Moon
Listening to some Christians talk at church, in the marketplace and in social media, at the end of the day, it sounds like they have decided they “want off the program”. Their terminology accompanied by accents of fear leaves the impression that they have completely forgotten the mandate of our LORD, “Go ye into all the world” (i.e., all seven mountains of influence in culture to establish the government and culture of Jehovah) and have opted for “get off the program—get off the planet”. One thing western Christianity must continually contend with is the desire to get off the planet every time our comfort zones appear to be threatened. A couple of Walmart closures had some Christians so upset that they believed most of what misguided and mischievous people on the internet were attempting to perpetrate about the closures and were ready to go to heaven. While they were ready to go to heaven, creation continued to groan for manifestation of the sons of God (Rom.8:19, 22) rather than the departure of God’s sons for some place more comfortable. Since when is fear, of any kind, to be the rule upon which the decision to opt in or opt out of Christ’s mandate tolerable? Somehow, it is very difficult to imagine Apostle Paul having a nervous breakdown over a colorful moon or the inability to purchase kosher food right in one’s own neighborhood. Until the mandate of The Lord is fulfilled (Ps.110:1), there is no option offered to “get off this program”, regardless the moon. There is no scripture that says, “Be ye slackers and fearful so things can get worse quicker so the coming of the Lord can happen sooner.” (Compare: Gen.15:1; Deut.20:3;31:6; Josh.1:7; 2Chron.32:7; Lk.12:7; 12:32; Rev.1:17) Jesus said, “Go ye” (Matt.28:19) and He never said, “Come back”.
(This is the second excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Regardless the Moon“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)