If there were a post script for my series on the childbirth analogy Jesus used to help explain prophetic events of the end times, I would put it like this: once the baby has emerged into his or her brand new reality/world, when the clock ticks “due,” whether the timepiece is monitoring pregnancy or prophecy, there is no going back.
By citing childbirth, Jesus uses a very clear analogy, aided in its strength and instructional force by the fact that at least half of the human race, women, can relate in the most dramatic of ways.
And it is not hard for anybody else to comprehend the comparison, either.
Jesus, Metaphorist of metaphorists, He “through Whom all things were made” in the physical realm, provides some pretty potent “shows and tells” leading, guiding, and directing us to realities in the spiritual realm, as well.
And in these days I believe we may well be experiencing those prophetic “birth pains” of which He spoke–and warned–before the emergence of the next era of prophetic history, the so-called Millennial Kingdom, a time of peace and restoration, already written up God’s Word.
I think secular observers may also find this easy to comprehend, considering the painful events happening in today’s world.
As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas (a type of normalcy) anymore.”
My encouragement to you, then, gentle reader, is to consider the portent of what wickedness has already come crashing in on our world–north, south, east, and west–and choose today Whom you will serve.
It’s clear, in both physical and spiritual realms, we are due for something.
Entire series, here.