After salvation in the Lord Jesus, the rapture of the church and the 2nd coming of Christ are the most important topics in the bible. These events mark the end of the church age, the redemption of Israel, and the beginning of the millennial rein of Christ as King on earth in the literal Kingdom of Heaven.
Today arguably, the church has the greatest witnessing tool and greatest opportunity in its history to reach the lost through the teaching of bible prophecy. Bible prophecy will bring people to the feet of Jesus for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy itself.
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10
For every prophecy of Jesus’ 1st coming, there are about 8 concerning His second coming. Prophecy helps us to understand the bible’s storyline as a whole with the Cross standing in the middle of it.
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. Col. 1:17-20
The rapture of the church and Christ’ second coming is so important that God’s very first prophet Enoch (7th generation from Adam), predicted Christ’s return and was a living testimony to the rapture of the church.
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Genesis 5:22-24
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Hebrew 11:15
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints. Jude 1:14
God has declared the end before the beginning of time and He is in complete control of all. He even knew the plans he had for you before you were born. Take a moment to realize that God has placed you on earth now, in the last days, in perhaps the most exciting time a person could be alive, when it could have been any of the other 6000 years of human history……
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isaiah 46:9-10
Do you know someone that is troubled by the world events of today? Are they uncertain of their future in this ever changing, chaotic world? Point them to the bible and prophecy. Show them the events of today have been prophesied in the Old and New Testament. Tell them Jesus is their only savior from their sins and the eternal security from the calamity of this world.
Remember the words of Paul, in that if any man does not love the Lord, let him be accursed; the Lord is coming.
If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1Co. 16:22
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3
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Amen my brother!! Indeed through prophecy and its fulfillment do we point those who do not yet believe to the fact that God’s word is true and worthy of our belief and attention. God cannot lie and scripture is God breathed, we on ow that because He says so and all prophecy within the word has either been fulfilled or will be in the end of times and our Lord’s second coming…Even so, come Lord Jesus!
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