Friday, December 27, 2013

The Fullness of the Time

It's been a year since I last posted on here, and for this I apologize! It's not that I've lost interest in Prophecy, because I know that prophecies are being fulfilled daily.  In fact, if nothing else, WE ARE 1 YEAR CLOSER TO THE RETURN OF THE LORD than the last time I posted!  LET THAT SINK IN!

Who have you led to Christ this last year? What new insights have you discovered as you dug deep into God's Word?  I preached a message a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday Night, in which I explored the story of Christmas (the 1st Advent) and the 2nd Coming (2nd Advent) from the light of Bible prophecy! You may find that message with the same title as this blogpost at:

Friends, Our Blessed Hope is for Christ to return and call us home!  Paul told us in Galatians 4:4, "When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son..."  God sent Jesus into the world as the Express Image of His Person (Hebrews 1:3), the fullness of the Godhead Bodily (Colossians 2:9), and the one who is full of grace and truth and declares the Father to us (John 1:17-18), AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY! In fact, the term, "Fullness of the Time," in Galatians 4:4 actually means, "The end or completion of a time period!" GOD HAS ALL TIMES AND SEASONS IN HIS OWN POWER! God knows the end from the beginning and He wins in EVER DISPENSATION!!! 

God had orchestrated Human Events in order to make the world ready for the 1st Advent of His Son!

  • Time was right politically as the Pax Romana afforded protection and process of law to all Roman Citizens. The Roman Government had built roads to connect the major cities with one another and ultimately with Rome.  This allowed the Gospel to spread quickly across Europe and Asia Minor.
  • Time was right culturally as Latin and Greek were spoken by almost everyone in the Empire and everyone from the Greeks to the Jews were looking for a Messianic Hero to arrive on the Scene!
  • And Time was right prophetically! As Daniel had prophesied about 500 years earlier in Daniel 9:24, the time of Messiah's appearing and being cut off was nigh at hand.  This prompted Magi to show up in Jerusalem shortly after His birth, looking for the One born King of the Jews to worship!

And God has orchestrated Human Events once again to make the world ready for the 2nd Advent of His Son!

  • We see signs in the Heavens with blood moons, comets and planetary alignments.
  • We hear of wars and rumors of wars on Earth in Syria and Northern Africa.
  • We have knowledge increasing everywhere and in particular knowledge concerning the book of Daniel! 
  • We are the generation that saw Jerusalem become the capital of the Jews once again that Jesus said would see all fulfilled (Luke 21:24-32).
  • Many are departing from the faith giving heed to doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1) with movements such as the Jesus Seminar and others that would revise the gospel!
  • The English language, which is the language of business, now dominates the globe as Latin and Greek did in the 1st Century! 
  • And the World is clamoring for a leader to solve its economic, spiritual and political woes! 
 COULD IT BE THAT THE FULLNESS OF THE TIME is coming full circle!?! Could it be that Jesus is about to return and our Faith become Sight! FRIENDS, THAT IS OUR BLESSED HOPE! And because we have this hope, we should purify ourselves as He is pure! We should Occupy until He comes by laboring in the Fields that are White unto Harvest! And we should watch and pray and be ready for it will catch most of the World, even the Church World by surprise! 

I hope you are ready to meet Jesus, for He could come back at any moment! If you aren't, call on Him, turn from your sins, and trust Him as your Savior and Lord today! God bless you! MARANATHA!

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