Every morning over breakfast, Bill and I usually watch a "nature show." This morning we watched a documentary about the unity and collective mindset of birds, animals and insects that work together "as a unit” to survive. They “just know” what to do!
A few examples:
· Certain birds will form “murmurations” (wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, to confuse predators, and protect each other them).
· Over 1 billion North American and southern Canadian monarch butterflies have been reported to travel thousands of miles to spend the winter months in the same oyamel fir forest of Mexico, despite the fact that none of these monarchs had ever traveled there before.
· Ants (and bees) with special communication techniques will do whatever it takes to protect their queens while migrating, including the killing and burying of any insect (i.e., a centipede that might run across their migratory path and attempts to eat them). They will do ANYTHING to keep their destiny location clear of impediments, even if it means some will have to sacrifice their life.
· The four-foot tall Emperor penguins of Antarctica, will form enormous, tight huddles comprised of thousands of individuals to keep warm during brutal winter conditions – all the while, constantly shifting to give the outer-most exposed individuals a chance to make their way toward the middle to warm up.
Those birds, animals and insects do exactly what YHWH designed them to do. They know how to live together and survive all kinds of adversity - BECAUSE they work together for the common good!
Isn't strange that humans can't seem to do that? Humanity has been at war, basically, since Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23-24).
HaShem gave humans free will (Genesis 1:26) so that we could have “dominion of the earth and the animal kingdom; to CHOOSE our own path in life; to CHOOSE to be exactly who He created us to be; to CHOOSE to do His will and therefore, live long and prosper (Deuteronomy 28); and to CHOOSE to just generally, belong to Him. Or not....
Unfortunately, judging by the ample evidence, it's clear that humanity has chosen to NOT be what we were created to be, way back in the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were made in the perfect Image of God, and could personally commune with Him … which is why the "separation of sheep and goats" is now in full swing!
Beginning in Genesis 6, YHWH had decided to destroy the entire earth by flood – but he spared the righteous Noah and his family, who were then tasked with starting humanity all over again…
I wonder who will be found “righteous” when Yeshua returns … righteous enough to help him rule and reign for a thousand years before Judgment Day arrives? How many will he find who have actually OBEYED God’s Divine Instructions in Righteousness, and are qualified to teach God’s Holy Ways to those lucky few who have made it through the Tribulation period when much of the earth will be destroyed by fire, war, famine, drought, diseases, etc.? (See the Books of Daniel and Revelation!)
My guess is, those who will be caught up in the air to meet Yeshua upon his return will be very few in number, because most are NOT bothering to Sh’ma (hear and do) YHWH’s Divine Instructions to live a holy/set apart life for Him. (See 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, Matthew 24:40, John 5:28-29)
YHWH gave mankind the choice to do things HIS way, or not. There is no “gray area.” The time is short and so far, it appears FEW have found that “narrow gate that leads to life” – the “narrow gate” called Torah! (Matthew 7:13-14).