August 28, 2018

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness.  I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress. No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.  They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.  They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.  They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them. Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.  The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the LORD. – Isaiah 65:17-25 ESV


The ancient Greeks had two words for time: Chronos and Kairos. The former refers to chronological or sequential time, while the latter signifies a proper or opportune time for action. While chronos is quantitative, kairos has a qualitative, permanent nature. We are told in the Book of Matthew, 24th Chapter to be aware of the SIGNS- the TIME.  The Q’ran tells Muslims, as well, to be aware of the SIGNS- if they are confused by the signs they are told to seek someone of the BOOK, those who are followers of the WAY, who KNOW THE BIBLE! Do you know enough of the BIBLE to know the TIME (kairos) we are living in? How can you LEAD people into the FUTURE if you do NOT KNOW THE TIME!  And, more importantly, you could MISS the MARK and the CALLING- by NOT KNOWING the TIME! See Ecclesiastes 3!

Leader, we are called to know ESCHATOLOGY: the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind. This allows you to know THE TIME and TIMES we are living in. We are currently living in what is called the CHURCH AGE: the period of time from post resurrection and PENTECOST to the RAPTURE of the church.  This is the time of the GENTILES becoming believers.  The time we are invited to participate in the blessings of the Abrahamic covenant.  Then there is the time of the RAPTURE, harpazo, to be snatched away. This is for those who CHOSE Christ, who were GENTILES, but are now Co-Heirs to the KINGDOM of GOD.  When the church is removed, then the world will experience the GREAT TRIBULATION: The 7 year period of unprecedented chaos and evil.  We who believe in Christ will NOT be here, we will be resting with our LORD.  It will end with Armageddon and the Second coming of our LORD, Jesus Christ.

Conduit, at the end of the 7-year TRIBULATION, Christ will return for the great battle of Armageddon, and WE, HIS CHURCH will return with Him!  This will be the visible return of Jesus Christ to establish His Kingdom on this Earth for 1000 years, and we will be involved in His government and His Rule.  This is what we call the Millennium.  This is the TIME frame that Isaiah above is referencing.  There will be a Renovation of the Earth and there will be a partial removing of the CURSE, Satan will be chained.  After the Millennium there will be the GREAT WHITE THRONE Judgement and Hades will be emptied and the FINAL judgments of God will be Administered! Then comes Eternity Future!  We need to know the Bible, so we know what Time it is and what work of the FATHER we should be about!  THE TIME IS NOW!

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