The Church of God has been charged to get the Phrase out to all of the world and make disciples (college students) inside each nation, educating them to observe Yeshua’s (Jesus’) teachings. What did Yeshua train? Yeshua boldly proclaimed the excellent news of the Kingdom of God, the immortal household of divine beings quickly to reign over all of the earth. He additionally taught His college students how one can dwell a life that graces the Gospel and compliments the Kingdom. We’re to turn into extra godly, extra Christlike, extra Kingdom-like, day by day, in anticipation of its Daybreak.
However Yeshua additionally warned of TURBULENT TIMES to happen simply earlier than His touchdown on the Mount of Olives to liberate Jerusalem and safe David’s Throne (resulting in Israel’s deliverance).
We all know that sure prophecies had been to not be fulfilled till these “final days.” Due to this fact their sealed messages weren’t to interrupt their silence till the appointed time (Dan. 12:9). With the appearance of the nuclear age, we have been residing, for the primary time in historical past, with the weapons of mass destruction that may erase all life from off planet Earth! (Matt. 24:21-22).
The early Church preached the Gospel, however throughout the framework of addressing points and considerations of their time and place. For instance, they emphasised Yeshua’s mandatory dying and resurrection. The biblical method is to supply “meat in due season,” custom-made messages, tailor-made for the instances, “turning into all issues to all males,” utilizing present occasions as a prop and a podium. The apostles and evangelists preached Christ and Him crucified, and did not take care of Yeshua’s prophecy about Jerusalem’s imminent fall and the Temple’s destruction. Why? As a result of it would not have an effect on the day by day lives and nationwide affairs of their Gentile viewers.
Nevertheless, at the moment the European Beast is taking form and type earlier than us, whereas the American, British and Jewish peoples proceed their nosedive to oblivion. Each of those intertwined occasions had been clearly prophesied (Lev. 26; Deut. 28). And it is solely with our God-given understanding of biblical prophecy that we are able to see the place these developments are quickly heading. Each the Guide of Daniel and the Guide of Revelation reveal a Gentile confederation of countries to emerge upon the world scene simply earlier than Messiah comes, wrecking havoc upon Israel and opposing the Heavenly Military (Dan.7; Rev. 13; 17).
These prophesied headlines will instantly have an effect on the lives of each member of the Church of God and nations of Israel! We’re residing within the prophesied time of a data explosion, of mass transit and speedy communication, and have actually turn into a worldwide village (Dan. 12:4). Due to this fact these “geopolitical” prophecies are most private and pertinent.
It was mandatory for God to first determine Israel at the moment (the so-called misplaced 10 Tribes) so the Church might ship His message to them, preserved by the Prophets for our time. We’re to warn the sinful Israelite nations that the Holocaust was solely a preview of what is to come back! Many alternative teams and organizations (for higher and for worse) have helped to revive Israel’s id. However Herbert W. Armstrong was essentially the most influential, by way of his inspiring ebook The USA and Britain in Prophecy, as God ordained (Isa. 49:6). How else might we go together with the Gospel to the “misplaced sheep of the Home of Israel” until God directed us? How might we warn concerning the imminent “Time of Jacob’s Bother” until God despatched us?
Many professing-Christian ministries at the moment are nonetheless misplaced in their very own little spiritual worlds (Ezek 34:4-5). They nonetheless do not know or care who Israel is or reject our id (but specific curiosity in our Jewish brethren), though God expects His shepherds to assist remind Israel of our biblical roots and duties and regather them as “One Nation Underneath God,” a really “United Kingdom” (Ezek.37:22). It seems that they’re blissful believing they’re Gentiles (with their counterfeit Christianity/Gentile faith) and do not need to return to biblical methods and days, preferring their perverted scatter-brain traditions (Hos. 1:9).
As introduced out in my well timed ebook, Past Babylon: Europe’s Rise and Fall, “Christ referred to WORLD WAR III because the GREAT TRIBULATION (Matt. 24:21-22). He’d given a top level view of prophetic occasions to happen simply previous to His Second Coming. Though we won’t know the precise time or date, we are able to know when it is very close to!”
Yeshua taught that the top time can be similar to Noah’s time and the way it was in Sodom and Gomorrah. Did not Noah know what was about to occur? Wasn’t Lot warned about imminent destruction? YES! Biblical precedent offers the proof that the individuals of God will not be left and not using a clue (Amos 3:7).
The Church of God, His called-out ones (drafted to be delightfully totally different and splendidly bizarre, residing “forward of our time”), are referred to as Kids of Mild (1 Pet. 4:4; 1 Thes. 5:1-6). We’ve not been left in the dead of night, in stark distinction to these round us who know the newest climate report however miss the importance of the instances. Too many stay oblivious to the truth that a EUROPEAN STORM IS BREWING (Matt. 16:2-3). Many will not understand it till it HITS HOME they usually’re devastated!
There’s valuable little time left to assist sound the alarm and let the sirens go off. We’re imagined to function God’s EARLY WARNING SYSTEM (Jer. 44:4). From the Watchtower of Religion we’re in a position to see what’s on the horizon and decide up on our religious radar display the clear and current hazard Europe presents. We all know what is going on to occur, primarily based upon biblical details, and declare it with confidence (Rom. 4:17).
If we do not assist warn the world, giving everyone an opportunity to flee, we’ll be held accountable for his or her deaths (Ezek. 3:18). Isaiah 42:19 warns about God’s servant going blind and His messenger going deaf; Isaiah 56:10 rebukes blind watchman and dumb watchdogs that do not know how one can bark and are asleep on the job! Clearly God did not “rent” them that means. That is so severe that God should warn us about it, (and also you’re being warned proper now) as a result of apparently many will not go this a part of our Christian take a look at, deserting our posts, and operating like Jonah. Such Christian-doves will get swallowed up within the stomach of the Beast! There’s nothing new underneath the Solar: simply as Yeshua’s closest pals fell asleep simply earlier than His trial and crucifixion, it seems some will nod off simply earlier than our Church and nations are scourged.
An necessary a part of Yeshua’s teachings, related to this technology, is the warning indicators of what is about to strike, so everybody can prayerfully watch and search shelter earlier than it is too late (Lk. 21:36). However we’re to share His survival course with others to allow them to know what to search for and count on and how one can obtain around-the-clock safety by trusting in Him. We might help save lives and put together individuals for what’s simply forward, whether or not it is World Battle III or the Lake of Hearth (Jude 23).
Indicators reveal what route we’re heading and the way shut we’re attending to that vacation spot. We’re to share our God-given mild of understanding with the world that they could be warned. That’s our solemn privilege and duty. How nations or people reply is just not our duty, it’s between God and them.
Ezekiel’s warning message is identical as Yeshua’s and Paul’s: repent or face the judgment of God. Likewise, Revelation’s message is to repent of things like homicide, occult practices, immorality, idolatry, and many others. and start to obey the commandments of God and grasp on for pricey life to Jesus’ teachings (in angle and actions, in phrase and in works). Nevertheless, God has decreed that His last warning to the world earlier than the Storm breaks ought to be directed to His Individuals Israel, now recognized as prophesied, and that it ought to embody exposing the European Beast as a satanic system against the saints of God and His authorities.
If God most popular that we caught to a basic message of salvation slightly than to warn a couple of particular POLITICO-RELIGIOUS POWER rising in Europe, then He would not have given us such impressed particulars within the Bible! Those that assume in any other case are vainly dismissing the Prophets and Revelation as pointless. They assume they’re so good however they’re appearing like fools (Rom. 1:22; Job 38:2). God is aware of what He is doing. Anybody can preach a generic message, however solely the Kids of Mild can perceive the high-quality print in God’s Phrase and reveal His Secrets and techniques to mankind.
All of the magicians within the instances of Joseph and Daniel put collectively could not present the suitable reply to the questions of their day, but these two witnesses gave God the glory and revealed fact that might solely come from God (Gen. 41; Dan. 2:30). Likewise, God expects us to share HIS DIVINE REVELATION (Isa. 48:6). This deeper understanding and particular relationship with God and His Phrase should be evident to outsiders as one thing actually distinctive (Deut. 4:6-7; John 15:15).
Could the Church of God share the whole teachings of Yeshua, His full gospel – particular person and nationwide – with all of the world. Such priceless teachings concerning the Kingdom of God, religion and forgiveness, additionally warn about horrifying occasions that may sign the top of this age and assist usher within the Great World Tomorrow.
Could we faithfully clarify the religious significance of at the moment’s dangerous information (by way of the sunshine of Bible prophecy) and emphasize the GOOD NEWS that we now have a Savior from sin and a Deliverer from males!
Come Lord Jesus! Hosanna within the Highest!