Nearly fifty-eight years ago an entire neighborhood witnessed a supernatural phenomenon in the sky: a gigantic white clock appeared in the heavens. I know this because I was there.
Being a young child of about five, I remember the crowd of people gathered in the street to observe this wonder. Neighbors came outdoors to view this huge timepiece hanging overhead (exhibiting roman numerals on its face) with their mugs of morning coffee in hand. I saw the clock but my interest was primarily upon enjoying the free “street” play while adults discussed the significance of it all.
What really drew people’s attention was the placement of the clock’s hands. The clock read five minutes to twelve. I too noticed the hands’ placements, funny that at such a young age this captivated me. I recall my family pointing to it now and then as they conversed about its meaning with other folk in the community. The clock hung in the sky for most of the day and faded as the afternoon transitioned into dusk. If this marvel happened today it would go viral on the net!
Reader, stay with me a little while longer as I share the meaning of this true-to-life phenomenon. I refer you to the story of The Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-10) in the Bible. I’ll briefly recap the highlights:
As they set out to meet the bridegroom, five virgins in this tale were wise and prepared by taking oil with them for their lamps. Five foolish virgins took lamps but neglected carrying the necessary oil. The bridegroom delayed in appearing and the virgins began to doze off. At midnight there was a shout, “Behold the bridegroom. Come out to meet him!” The women jumped up to trim their lamps and those who lacked oil asked for oil from those who had it. The prudent five said they could not spare it and suggested they go buy some. And, they hurried off to do so. Meanwhile, the bridegroom appears and ushers the ladies who were prepared to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. Later, the foolish ladies return but are not given entrance to the banquet. As the scripture reads, “Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us. But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you. Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.” (Matthew 12: 11-13, NASB)
I recently heard a message by Dr. Owuor, of Kenya on the appearance of a golden clock he witnessed in the sky on May 3, 2007. However, the timepiece he saw displayed one minute to twelve. (Spiritually, we must note the time refers to evening – midnight.) Four minutes difference is not much by human reasoning but in God’s timing it is significant. As Dr. Owuor states, that one minute tells us that the day is almost finished and the new day is beginning — when the clock strikes midnight judgement begins.
You may choose to believe it or not regarding the physical appearance of clocks in the sky. People who know me realize I am not one to fabricate stories to the amusement of readers, unless I state it as such. Dearest reader, I believe our access to heaven’s gate is narrowing. As a warning to all, God placed this supernatural image in the heavens to awaken us from our present sleep. True, no one knows but God when Christ will return; but, the clock is ticking. Will you be ready for His return? I pray so.