I just saw the movie 2012 at the movie theater.
First, a quick review. Though not destined to be a classic, 2012 was entertaining at times and had some pretty amazing CGI special effects. It was pretty easy to predict who would survive to the end, but it had its moments.
Now, onto the premise. The movie was based on the Mayan calendar’s supposed prediction that the world would end by the year 2012, and the movie depicts this scenario playing out.
“Repent, the end is near!”
One can’t help but think of the end times scenario that the Bible has predicted and wonder why a film has not been made that is based on the prophecies in the pages of Book of Revelation and other Scripture passages that are being fulfilled before our very eyes.
One funny line in the film came when things were starting to unravel, and someone said, “Those guys with the ‘Repent, the end is near’ signs on the street corners were right all along!” Indeed.
Spoiler alert! At the end of the film, the survivors board massive arks that take them to the new world that has emerged after the scenes of destruction.
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Instead of worrying about the supposed musings about the end of the world from the Mayan calendar, we should all be paying careful attention to the inspired predictions of the Hebrew prophets.
No, they do not predict a date, but they–directed by God and spoken of by Jesus Himself–speak of ‘times and seasons” that I believe we are living in now. Indeed, the Bible speaks of a new world that is coming, but under the care and direction of its Creator and without the curse of sin.
As you may know, I have been teaching a five-part series on last days events, and we are coming to the “grand finale” this Sunday at Harvest. The title of the message is “Heaven on Earth.”
We will look at “heaven and earth becoming one.” God is not going to abandon this planet. He is going to restore it. And this prediction will be fulfilled exactly as He said.
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