THE Stone Will Come to Stay! February 9, 2020
Others see what we have been, God sees what He is going to turn us into!
When a woman’s contractions (birth pains) get closer together, the baby is closer to getting here! When we see the increased frequency of Matthew 24 type things, we need to say, “Jesus is coming – Maranatha, Lord Jesus!”
Reading the Old Testament, you would not discern more than a sketch of the chronology of End Times events. But the Book of Revelation, the last book of BOTH the New Testament AND the entire Bible, clearly lays events out:
Revelation describes the present church age (Chapters 1-3) with a promise of the Rapture before the Tribulation (3:10); Then a look into Heaven (Chapters 4-5); Then the activity of the Antichrist and Jewish witnesses during the Tribulation (Chapters 6-19); Then the Return of Christ and the Battle of Armageddon (Chapter 19); Then the 1,000 reign of Christ (Chapter 20); Then the Great White Throne Judgment (Chapter 20); Then the New Earth and the Lake of Fire (Chapters 21-22). Many other sub-events fit somewhere in that chronology.
Jesus’ references to Himself as the Son of Man help us understand the now and not yet of His Kingdom. He reigns spiritually now in those who turn to Him; He will reign physically on earth after His second coming!