Writing a few thoughts about New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day might be the BEST of all worlds: one gets to look back at 2021 and look forward and speculate about 2022.
ONE such thought has already been expressed previously.
New Year’s Eve is perhaps the lone time when the NIGHT BEFORE a holiday is celebrated more than the holiday itself.
One way to prove this is to look at all of the stores which close EARLY on New Year’s Eve, but which maintain regular business hours on New Year’s Day–even though New Year’s Day is a federally-recognized holiday in the USA and New Year’s Eve is nothing more than a tradition.
Another way to prove this is the time off store employees receive. On New Year’s Day, many employees have to put in their hours; on New Year’s Eve, however, they get time off to enjoy the various New Year’s Eve celebrations.
—New Year’s Eve
A reader just informed that “they really do New Year’s Eve RIGHT in Boston–but they don’t all it New Year’s Eve. They call it “FIRST NIGHT.”
The reader was then informed that FIRST NIGHT is a VERY OLD tradition–even if the modern iteration of it only goes back ‘less than 50 (47) years.’
IF the person doing the looking back is doing so BEFORE the clock strikes 12 on Friday night, then he is STILL in 2021.
IF the person doing the speculation about the coming year is doing so AFTER the clock strikes 12 on Friday night, then he is in 2022.
Since this piece is being written while it is STILL 2021, a few thoughts about the year that is quickly coming to a close might be appropriate.
1- A GREAT MANY CHANGES took place in 2021: changes which have introduced the living into a completely NEW and DIFFERENT way of conducting their daily life.
2- IF the reader was TOTALLY honest with himself–and face it, who is?–he would have to admit that it seems VERY likely that 2021 demonstrated (if nothing else) that COVID and all related words/diseases/habits are NOT a temporary state of affairs, but are here to stay.
3- COVID-19 (the coronavirus) came onto the scene in 2020 (along with the usual government/media types predicting it would be gone in a few months); 2021 is the first YEAR where the population STARTED THE YEAR with COVID-19 and ENDED THE YEAR in much the same manner.
4- IF 2021 featured nothing else, it provided HUNDREDS of stories churned out by Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media) on EVERY aspect of a modern life lived with COVID-19. This included the financial ramifications, the health and beauty aspects of dealing with the disease, what to do when relatives come to call, as well as information on ALL THINGS COVID-19.
5- As with ANY campaign constructed in order to get the folks at home marching together to wherever it is they are supposed to march, the press changed stories VERY QUICKLY: FIRST, the voices in the media urged ALL to get vaccinations “so everyone can be safe again.” THEN, it was “Oh, you ALREADY have a vaccination or TWO? Then, you probably need a BOOSTER SHOT!”
There were other newsworthy happenings in 2021, but COVID-19 (with all of its MANY tales) EASILY topped the list.
Now, what’s in store for 2022?
1- More of the same and MUCH MORE of it.
2- How many readers believe they have seen the last of the shots?
One suspects that vaccination shots, booster shots, super booster shots, super duper booster shots and whatever else sticks to the wall when the government/media types hurl their spitwads at it will become the ‘normal’ state of affairs.
And the government/media types will continue to beat the drums HARD to beg/cajole/plead that the citizens undertake measures which have PROVED TO BE INEFFECTIVE (such as the latest shot).
3- Remember ‘NORMAL’?
‘Normal’ means “usual” OR “expected.”
What does the reader believe will be the ‘usual’ in 2022?
One question: “If the UNUSUAL becomes what is expected, is the UNUSUAL then the “NEW NORMAL” everyone talks about?”
4- In answer to several who have asked the question (“Will Jesus come back in 2022?”) over the past couple of months:
NO ONE (but God) KNOWS–particularly all of the smiling faces who regularly make “end of the world” predictions in the media or on the Internet.
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
One thing readers may know FOR SURE on the subject: 2022 will bring the return of Jesus CLOSER to happening then 2021.
But, if the return of Jesus Christ does NOT happen in 2022, the same will be said of 2023–and so on until Jesus returns in clouds and glory.
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
5- 2022 will see more of the end times pieces moved into place for the last days.
Perhaps 2022 will see the China-USA war (with Russia helping out the Chinese) and the advent of the man of sin?
It is ALL speculation because NO ONE (but GOD) knows for sure.
=====>What is NOT mere speculation:
May the reader have the happiest NEW YEAR’S EVE and NEW YEAR’S DAY possible!
See you in 2022!
DOES the reader have any ideas for what 2022 has in store?
ARE those ideas HOPEFUL or REALISTIC?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 31, 2021-January 2, 2022.]
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