As you’ve noticed, I’ve posted several pieces lately about prophecy—specifically how the modern teachings on prophecy seem to miss obvious issues. I’ve added a section on the site about prophecy. I’ve covered some real problems with the currently popular teachings on the subject: the name of the King; Gog & Megog; the rapture; the three comings; & the millenium crew. Yes, this spat of writing is part of the build up to the release of my apocalyptic novel, Surprised? But these issues are real.
The Lord told me many years ago to stop all the speculation
In several prophecies, He made it clear to me that no one (including myself) has it figured out. In fact, once He said, “I did it so they couldn’t figure it out the first time, why do you think you’ll be able to figure it out the second time (or the third)?” But this is just a small part of the problem.
One thing we noticed as my wife led the sheep the Lord gave her was that we could not teach about prophecy without arguments—that often got nasty. It seems to be impossible to seriously examine prophecy without disagreement and controversy. I’m sure some of you might be upset by my personal conviction that because there are such convincing arguments for pre-, mid-, and post-tribulation rapture it is likely that all three are correct—for different segments of humanity.
Will you be ready when He comes back?
That’s the bottom line. It is your discipleship that matters. Your character counts. You are known by your fruit—AND understanding prophetic manifestations is not a fruit of the Spirit. However, we cannot just ignore prophecy. It does seem like the end if near and we need to be ready. The scripture from Ephesians seems appropriate here:
Ephesians 5: 15-16 [NIV]: Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
This is serious stuff. Be aware of what is happening in the world and in the Kingdom. If the Great Falling Away (2 Thess 2:3 NKJV) is in process [& I believe it is], be careful. Rejoice! He is coming soon.
Get your act together—grow up! This is life or death—with God or not with God—salvation. If you haven’t accepted Jesus, you need to do that.
Just talk to Him like you would to friend. Something like,”Jesus, I need you in my life. I give you control of my life.” If you have trouble, email me and I’ll talk you through it. BUT this is a transaction you need to make—before it is too late.