In the Fullness of Time 1
When God determines the world has reached the fullness of time (Ephesians 1:7-12 found at end of Post) Jesus will come to gather all those individuals who have accepted His covenant through His propitiation or payment for sin.
Sadly, when the Lord returns, many of the saints will have been deceived by those tempting lies perpetrated by the Beast via The Church’s mistaken End-Times teachings.
The current End-Times misunderstanding (Pre, Mid and Post Tribulation teachings as well as A-Millennialism and Preterism) will cause many believers to be utterly unprepared for the difficulties we must face during the upcoming crucible. Further, because of such teachings misrepresent what is coming and why the Saints will not know what is going on and why.
Ready or not, the “End of Days” is coming with the Beast and the Mark of the Beast deceiving many before the Tribulation Period can even begin.
KNOW WHAT IS COMING!
Unfortunately, to few are ready to hear the truth about what is coming. The Tribulation Period is just around the corner and the Beast is nearly ready to declare and be revealed AND the Mark of the Beast is already being implanted in misguided individuals.
To many of God’s people have been taught the Body of Christ will escape the coming Crucible (Hosea 4:6) the Tribulation of the Great Consummation; a fallacy Christians don’t seem to understand because they don’t yet comprehend the reasons behind God’s plans for the “Time of the End” (Dan. 12:4-9).
The most prominent End-Times doctrines teach the Great Tribulation Rapture theories because the doctrine’s Creators created their End-Times messages before God released all of the pertinent “End of Days” prophecies (Dan. 8:14-26; 12:4-9: Rev. 10:1-7) mysteries ordained by God to only be released at – – – the Time of the End which only recently began in 1948. (I know 1948 doesn’t seem recent if you are under 100 years of age, but in the comprehension of God’s plan spanning thousands of years it is but a blink in time.
The “old” Great Tribulation messages were and are incomplete.
When the balance of the End-Times prophecies were revealed “by God” to the Body of Christ in 2016 it resulted in the writing of a book about a new concept, “The Great Consummation Message,” a teaching which reveals the Body of Christ must endure the great crucible and many of its trials before the Rapture of the Saints can take place.
Why? Because the Great Tribulation is merely a component of the Great Consummation AND the Great Consummation embodies the Second Half of Christ’s Covenant which Jesus began in His 3½ years of ministry. We call that the Gospels of the New Testament.
The separation of true Christians from pseudo-Christians (the Lukewarm Rev. 3:16) is mandated before the Second Coming of Christ and is required as a fulfillment of prophecy. Just as Jesus had to fulfill prophecy during His 3½ years in ministry.
Bear in mind, God sent His only Son before the coming of the “Great” and “Terrible” Day of the Lord (Joel 2:30-32). Prophecy must be fulfilled during each half of Christ’s two part covenant. The New Testament brought the world the first half; the book, “This Side of the Whirlwind” brings a portion of the Second Half of Christ’s Covenant.
Here’s a definition for, “Fullness of Times”. The fullness of time is that place in the future when every element (those necessary peoples, places, and things – elements of prophecies and God’s will both in the physical and spiritual worlds) must and will come together as God has foreseen (Ephesians 1:7-12; Romans 8:29-30) to accomplish God’s will and purposes.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. (Ephesians 1:7-10 NKJV)
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:11-12 NKJV)
What does all this mean?
Well, by itself “the fullness of time” would mean very little; however, a multitude of prophecies have come to pass over the past since 1948. Several of these prophecies are quite significant and telling. For example: the Latter-Days began when Israel fulfilled portions of Jacob’s Trouble beginning in 1948. The commencement of Jacob’s Trouble sparked the beginning of the Latter-Days.
Israel’s reemergence as a nation was in itself a fullness of time for the commencement of the Latter Days.
The Beginning of Sorrows either will or has begun already.
The Great Consummation will begin soon with the Tribulation Period or Great Tribulation kicking off at the very beginning of the Great Consummation. Check out this series:
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We’ll continue this message in our next installment: “This Side of the Whirlwind: Fullness of Time 2”