What is really happening today?
What is God really doing in this time of great shaking?
Are we ripe for an event of such a kind, which could possibly stagger all of our present categories?
Could we be living in a time were God is about to do something equivalent to what happened two thousand years ago?
Could this be the end of the age of the fullness of the gentiles?
What does this mean, the fullness of the of the gentiles?
We do know that this age does not end up in a blaze of glory, it ends up in the great apostasy, it ends in the great falling away, it ends with the revealing of the man of sin who sits in the temple of God, portraying himself as God.
The picture that is given to us in the New Testament is not a very pleasant one.
But the picture that we the church have is very different to the one of the bible.
Many that make up the church today believe that this age will end in great glory for the church?
Will it really? Were does it say in the New Testament that this will happen? I can’t find it.
Have you ever pondered this statement when Paul speaks of a strong delusion being sent from God? Why would God do something like this?
Paul says because they refused to believe what was true.
This statement by Paul should sober one in his faith.
God is so jealous about his truth that if we refuse it, he sends something false into our lives, which causes us to believe a lie.
We can go into most of the prophetic writings and find statements of a kind, which are absolutely glorious.
They are there, but do they truly apply to the church?
I believe yes, and no, they do apply to us, but they only apply when Israel the chosen nation, not chosen because they deserve this.
Chosen only because of Gods election of grace, are brought back from the dead, which is presently their state as a people in unbelief.
Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost. And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light.
On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea. It shall continue in summer as in winter.
And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day the Lord will be one and his name one.
The whole land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain aloft on its site from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses. And it shall be inhabited, for there shall never again be a decree of utter destruction. Jerusalem shall dwell in security.
And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. Zechariah 14, 1–12
If the casting away of them be riches for the gentiles, what will it be for the gentiles! When they are reinstated into the covenant tree?
What I am trying to say is that the prophetic promises, which are given, are given to Israel, on the day of Israel being raised as a nation, from the dead.
Once Israel is reinstated under the Messiah, then and only then can we hope for this event?
Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? Romans 11, 12-15
Try all that we may to claim this; it is not for us to claim without a restored people called Israel.
I believe this is one of the great delusions in the Christian faith today; it is all based in a presumptive view of scripture.
I believe we are entering this transitional pivot point in the history of Gods dealings with this world, in which he is returning once again, as has been prophesied and promised in scriptures, back to his chosen nation, who is Israel.
They are the key to the messianic promises, which are ours also, but only with a restored nation.
We will be partakes with them through of our union with the God of Israel.
The destiny of the church awaits this historic, end of the age event.
The destiny of the church waits their reinstatement; we will not be completed without them.