A few days ago, the DVD I ordered from Prophecy News Watch, titled “The Coming Convergence” arrived in the mail. I have watched it a couple of times, as it is a timely reminder of the days we are living in. 2 Tim 3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: I think the Manchester terrorist attack was a timely reminder of just how perilous the times are right now.
The film is 100 minutes of recent Scientific Archaeological findings, lined up alongside Biblical passages of scripture, and ancient Bible Prophecies. These are then put together, and explained in detail by leading Bible Prophecy Scholars of today. The film reveals that what is happening today, is exactly what was foretold centuries and millennia ago, but people do not want to believe the Bible, even when they can see what it teaches is happening before their eyes.
I believe, as do these students of Bible prophecy, that we are on the cusp, of the Lord’s return, no matter which interpretation of eschatology you may hold to. The signs that Jesus gave to His disciples when asked in Matt 24 about the signs of His return, have all been fulfilled, and we need to note carefully what Jesus said in Matt 24:33 “In the same way, when you see ALL THESE THINGS, you are to know that the time is near, right at the door.” The Bible scholars go through the teachings of this passage of Jesus’ prophecy of the sign of His return, to show that “all these things” are present in our world today.
I have another six copies of this DVD on the way, but don’t expect to see them until between 4 – 7th June. If you live in or near Perth in Western Australia, and you would like to borrow one please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall try to accommodate you as soon as possible.
If you would like your own copy to share with your family and friends, or at your church, it can be ordered from the following site. www.prophecynewswatch.com This film needs to be seen by all who are not walking close to the Lord at this time, and all family and friends who are still unbelievers.
I remember Dr J R Church from Prophecy in the News some years ago, saying that he felt that Pentecost could also be a possible time for the Rapture, as it was still spring time in Israel, and with all the feasts from Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits, etc. being a very busy time in their calendar, very few people got married, so later there was a boom in marriage celebrations around Shavuot (Pentecost).
Pentecost is looked on as being the birthday of the Church, so why not celebrate the birthday by a surprise visit to get your Bride to be? I don’t know! Nobody knows. Certainly the feast of Shavuot which falls this year on Wednesday May 31st cannot be discounted yet, neither can the Feast of Trumpets.
SO – Where to from here?
Prov 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Nobody can guarantee they will be alive tomorrow, unexpected accidents happen every day, fit healthy people die of heart attacks every day, innocent people get murdered every day. Don’t put your faith in tomorrow, it may not come for you, get prepared now.
The main thing for me is Matt 24:42 “Watch therefore, for you do not know in what hour your Lord is coming.” When we compare this with 2 Pet 3:8 “Moreover, dear friends, do not ignore this: with the Lord, one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day.” So if 1000 years is like a day and a day is like 1000 years, then an hour could be like a week or a month or a year and vice versa.
Mark 13:37 “And what I say to you, I say to everyone: stay alert!” Today more than any other time in history, we need to watch, and be ready for whenever the Lord returns, and for however it may be. Do not be like the world, unbelieving, uncaring, unprepared, and unaware of what is happening all around them every day.
Life is all about relationships, from the moment you are born, you begin to form a relationship with your parents, and your siblings. A bit later you develop relationships with your class mates and your teachers. Further down the track you develop relationships with your work mates and your boss. From there it is likely you will develop a relationship with a close friend who may become your husband / wife in the days ahead.
For many people these relationships are developed and continue for many years, becoming closer and deeper as time goes on. For people who are not prepared to put in the time, expense or effort required to develop and / or continue the relationship, that relationship dies.
Jesus does not want to marry a bride who does not have a loving relationship with Him, one who never bothers to talk to Him, one who never bothers to read His word, to learn about what He is like, someone who is not prepared to take the time, put in the effort, or spend the money required to build and develop and deepen that love relationship.
Sadly, there are too many so called Christians who fall into this category; they have no real relationship with Him, and certainly they are not looking forward to meeting Him and being with Him forever. Would you choose a bride / bridegroom who was like this?
Salvation is not received just by believing in God. Listen to what James tells us about this in James 2:19 “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!” James 2:20 “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?” The very first commandment says, Mark 12:30 “And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” That will lead to a good loving relationship, which will bring forth good works.
Watch therefore, do not look for a specific day, or a set date, or a certain “Feast”, but look for your Saviour’s return. Wait for your redemption, watch eagerly for your bridegroom to come for you, whenever that may be. We may not know the day nor the hour, but in 1 Thess 5:4 Paul tell us that True Christians are not in the dark that this Day should overtake us as a thief.