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A few of us Bible Guys put special decals on our cars to point out that "Cars are a sign of the soon coming of Jesus." We recently received an inquiry from Karen, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, via e-mail through our Web site. She asked, "Please explain the messages on your cars. Thank you."

Shown is one of "chariots" from our fleet.

Dear Karen,

In Col. 1:16, we are told, "By him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:" Cars are only one of the things which signify that Jesus is coming soon. God has created all of the things which we enjoy in this wonderful century as signs of his soon coming. (Heb. 3:4) All of the modern electronic gadgetry and mechanical wonders are here to more fully reveal God, and His work and plan.

Airplanes are one of the signs which Peter mentioned in Acts 2:17-20, where he quoted Joel 2:28-31. "... And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: ... before that great and notable day of the Lord come:" Every time you look up and see the vapor trail from an airplane, it is a sign of the soon coming of Jesus.

The same is true of motorcycles which Joel mentioned earlier in chapter 2: "... The day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; ... as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, ... The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run."

So, when you see people riding something which is "as the appearance of horses" and they themselves appear "as horsemen," you know that the "Day of the Lord" is at hand.

The coming of Jesus will take place just before the day of the Lordís wrath. So, as you read the Holy scriptures concerning that terrible day, you will see that God frequently mentions some event or some thing which will happen just before that day comes. Joel chapter 2, is one example.

The Bible is not about airplanes, motorcycles or cars, any more than it is about animal sacrifice, tabernacles, temples or such like. These are only things which God has used to reveal things about Himself and His seven-thousand-year work on earth concerning mankind. Paul said in Rom. 15:4, that "those things which were written beforehand were written for our learning." So, let us read and hear and learn.

If you are to know the truth of any of the things which I say, you must first know the great truth which Jesus spoke in Matt. 11:13. "All the prophets and the law prophesied until John (the Baptist)." It is also written in Rom 3:4, "Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; ..." Therefore when someone tells you that a third of the Holy Bible is poetry or history or something, you know that they have made a mistake, because Jesus said it was all prophecy.

Cars are particularly important, because they are more common and more visible than some of the other things which God has created as signs of his soon coming. We use them and see them every day. It is also easy to write on them the prophecy about them. It only remains for us to identify them as the Apostle Peter identified the outpouring of the Holy Ghost on that day of Pentecost as the fulfillment of prophecy. He said in Acts 2:16, "This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel." Automobiles are definitely that of which Nahum prophesied.

The prophecy of the automobile which we quote on our cars is found in Nahum 2:1-4.

"He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily. ... The valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, ... The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall jostle one against another in th broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings."

The information and instructions in this passage is to be understood in relationship to the setting of it found in the statement: "In the day of his preparation" for the second coming of Jesus. All of these things are to be heeded and considered in the day when the preparation is being made for the His return. When God was ready to send Jesus to die for the redemption of mankind, He fulfilled the prophecy in Mal. 3:1 by sending a messenger first to prepare the way for Him. God never changes. We must know, then, that He will first send a messenger when He sends Jesus to sit upon the throne of His Glory.

That is what God is referring to in this passage in Nahum. When it is time for that preparation to be made, the prophet, described here as "He that dasheth in pieces," will rise up and be recognizable to us. We are instructed here, that when we recognize this prophet, whom God describes in Rev. 2:26,27, we must ardently prepare for the return of our Lord. As Paul said in Heb. 10:25, "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." It will be high time to "make our loins strong" by girding them about with truth, to "fortify our power mightily" by getting the Holy Ghost more active in our lives than ever before, to be even more diligent than ever to "watch the way" of holiness. We must also study the Holy Scriptures until they become mighty instruments in our hands as weapons in our warfare against the evil and deception of our time.

Then He tells us of a very important sign of that preparation and of the soon coming of Jesus. "The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall jostle one against another in the broad ways: [The great super-highway system got under way in America in 1948] they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings." This is not a history lesson. This is a prophecy and an admonition to the believers, about the time when we are to prepare for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ as King of the World. It is a description of modern automobiles, and a clear sign to us that it is time to become alert to what God is doing, and will do in the immediate future. Either the preparation is now being made for Jesus to come, or it will begin to be made in very soon. It is "high time to wake out of sleep" and walk in the light of our day. We can be ready for the coming of our King, so let us do so.

An additional article can be found in the
January 2000 Bible Guys

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