The Latter Days are Now!
What a statement! How can anyone positively declare the Latter Days are taking place at this very moment and impacting our world? How can anyone say the Word declares we are living in a day of prophetic fulfillment?
The answer is simple, prophecy. God’s Word prophesied the coming of the Latter Days with very specific details and what the Body of Christ is to do when the Latter Days occurs. Here are just a few of the conclusive prophecies fulfilled since the Latter Days began 68 years ago. Note, each of these details have been fully met.
- The prophecies indicate Israel must reemerge as a nation in the Promised Lands after being held captive by a northern country which will enslave the Israelites and places them under a form of cruel bondage (Deuteronomy 30-31; Jeremiah 16:14-18; Jeremiah 23:7-20; Jeremiah 30:1-24).
- The Jews must have suffered greatly and returned following countless cruelties and death. The Holocaust fulfilled both of these points and many more aspects of the prophecies.
- The Israelites must no longer be known as the nation redeemed from the land of Egypt; rather, during the Latter Days Israel must become more commonly known as that nation which was redeemed from the lands of the North and gathered from the four corners of the earth. This too has been fulfilled since Israel became a sovereign state in May of 1948 (Jeremiah 16:14-16; Jeremiah 23:7-8; Jeremiah 30:1-24).
- After being freed by a foreign power, the Israelites must return to their faith in God in the lands of their forefathers in the lands of Israel during the Latter Days (Hosea 3:4-5).
- Israel’s restoration must have taken place at least once before in their history and then once again after many generations in exile from their God and the Promised Lands.
- Christians and Jews alike must have access to salvation during the Latter Days (Isaiah 11:8-16).
- The Latter Days is not to exceed a span of more than 80 years before Christ returns and God’s wrath falls on an unrepentant world (The Parable of the Fig Tree and Psalms 90:10).
These are just a few of the prominent and varied prophecies which positively establish the world is living in the Latter Days at this time and nearly at the end of the world as we know it. If you would like more information on this subject see, “This Side of the Whirlwind” for concrete proofs.
So, what are we to do? What should we, Christians, be doing about the Latter Days?
We, Christians, should be actively providing the salvation message to every person we can. We should be healing the sick, casting out demons, raising the dead and loving our fellowman even as Christ loves us. Remember, love is a verb, an action word and not just a feeling.
We must get out of our homes, churches and businesses so we can preach the gospel before time runs out. How many people do we know who are lost, not saved and headed straight to destruction without the saving grace of Jesus Christ we so richly enjoy? Bear in mind, every one of these people are people Jesus died to save. I know the way is wide to destruction, but the door to salvation is still open for just a little more time. Be aware, it is not just the Pastor’s job to reach souls; rather, it is every Believer’s job as a potential brother or sister to invite them to the wedding banquet. Don’t waste your breath on, “Everyone has their own calling” mumbo-jumbo. That neighbor you say hello to, or cashier you smile at, or the friendly cabbie you tipped today is going to eternal destruction one day if someone they have met, know, meet tomorrow or run into does not love them enough to share the love of Christ: the salvation message is in your hands too.
The Latter Days are here! Like it or not, we are currently living in Bible times, in the last stages of the Latter Days, Christ’s Covenant for the world which happen to be the final days before Christ’s return when apocalyptic world changes will take place everywhere.
So, if the love of Christ is the answer, how can we let so many “we love” slip away?
Let me know what your thoughts are on this subject?