These are perilous times. We look around us and see that the world has grown darker and more evil. We perceive the hearts of people growing hateful and cold. Governments are corrupt. The perverse rise up and censor and mock the righteous. God is relegated to a corner and told to be quiet. Christians are silent and say little for fear of ridicule or loss.
These are the days predicted by the scriptures in which God would end the evil of this world and bring the light of His kingdom to earth. The world doesn’t expect Jesus to come. In fact, they laugh at the idea. Even Christians have difficulty accepting that Jesus will come again, believing the lie of the scoffer who asks: “where is the promise of Jesus coming?” Continue reading “Caught Up Together: The Next Great Event”→
“These things were written so that you might believe”
How would you feel if you had a son and he went into hostile territory to seek out and save people who would never thank him for what he had done? What would you do if these individuals falsely accused your son of crimes he did not commit and had him arrested, beaten, and executed?¹ What emotions would you feel if your son cried out to you to forgive the men who were torturing your son, and he asked you to not hold these crimes against them?² What would you do to these men, when they treated the love that your son gave to them, as garbage to be thrown out and disregarded?³
Jesus said that “No man knows the day or the hour,” of His return. He also scolded the Pharisees for not recognizing the “Times and Seasons,” of their “visitation” by the Messiah. Although we do not know the precise day that Jesus will come again for His church, we can know the times and seasons when His return is near. The most likely time of the year when the Lord will return, is during the Feast of Trumpets, that takes places during September-October of each year.
Jesus made certain that He fulfilled each of the first four Feasts of Israel, on the precise day, and in the specific way, that they should be fulfilled—during His first arrival on earth. It is for certain that He will return for His church, during the fifth Feast; Rosh Hashanah, the “Feast of Trumpets.”
One of the clearest indications of Jesus identity as the true Messiah, was His ability to fulfill every prophecy of the Old Testament–with precision. There are seven Feasts of the Lord which Israel was commanded to observe–forever. This defines the purpose of these seven Feasts as far more significant than simply days to observe a remembrance of God. When Jesus arrived on the earth, He made a special point of inserting Himself into each of these Feasts–thereby defining what their true purpose was. By His death and resurrection, return for the church, and appearance on the earth for a second time–Jesus will reveal to the world the true significance that God had originally intended for these important events.