Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Time of Distress (22) - Epochal Non Event

One key epochal event does not occur at end the Time of Distress. Jesus does not return at the end of the Time of Distress. He will not return to deliver Israel, as many Christians expect.

  • The Time of Distress brings the end of the Times of the Gentiles, not the end of history.

  • The next season is the Kingdom of God, which is the work of the Holy Spirit.

  • Israel’s greatest need is not military deliverance, but a spiritual awakening. Spirit awakening is the forte of the Holy Spirit.

  • Christians hoping to be rescued by the second coming will be disappointed.

  • Jesus returns at the end of history to wind up life on earth. He does not return to Jerusalem to reign over a Jewish empire called the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit will bring in the Kingdom of God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Important Question: If Jesus returns at all (and He will), then having coming once it will be the Second Coming. 'When' may be a subject for debate among blind men (for where there is sight there is no debate), but His literal, physical return is assured and prophesied. Perhaps we can discuss the 'when' more a little later?