Aug 21, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 7 Scoffers

2 Peter 3:3-4  Know this first of all, that in the last days scoffers will come with their scoffing, following after their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."

The Greek word for scoffer in this passage means to mock.  In English to scoff is to speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way. Synonyms;  mock, deride, ridicule, sneer at, jeer at, jibe at, taunt, make fun of, poke fun at, laugh at, scorn, laugh to scorn, dismiss, make light of, belittle.
Scoffers who Scoff
Thus, a fulfillment of prophecy is that those who believe that the Rapture is imminent are scoffed at.  Even among family and friends, if you are looking for the Lord's return, there will be a whole lot of eye rolling.  The irony is that Jesus himself said:  "What I say to one, I say to all; watch." (Mark 13: 37).  In the Olivet Discourse in Luke and in Matthew, He clearly outlines the signs of the times and what to look for, yet it is easier to mock something than it is to actually look into it.

Sadly, many of the mockers are self proclaiming Christians.  They are in love with this world and have check marks to make on their bucket lists.  There is a new house to buy and a new vacation to take and all this talk about prophecy just brings them down... Know this, one day Jesus WILL return, one day the greatest miracle of the age will occur, and most of the scoffers will be left behind.  

Lovers of Self - Day 1 - Rapture Index Score:  10 out of 10

Perplexities of Nations - Day 2 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3 - Rapture Index Score:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Rapture Index Score:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Rapture Index Score:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Rapture Index Score: 10 out of 10