AMERICA: THE END OF THE BLESSING
By: Dr. T.D. Vitale
Commentary by: Gordon King
With each passing day we see the increase in evil, violence, murder and hatred. Murders abound, even in law enforcement. Police are executing people without just cause, arrest or sentencing. Crimes continue to inundate us daily. We see parents commit heinous crimes against their children and children against their parents. The morals and values of society are quickly changing into wickedness and evil.
Commentary By: Gordon King
Hello folks, I pray for all reading this post, that God blesses you and protects you from evil. Amen
The bible can be confusing if you just read a passage and try to make sense of it without first reading the rest of the bible. Some of bible scripture must be compared to scripture found in other places in the bible to make sense. It also helps to study the times and culture of Israel during the times of Christ. Also study the Jewish wedding feasts. They correlate to God’s plan for the church, including the rapture.
For instance in Matthew chapter 24, the Olivet Discourse. When Jesus tells his disciples what the signs of his coming will be. Jesus speaks of what the world will be like during his “second coming”, but also of the “rapture” of the church. Two different events. This is where most Christians are thrown off. This is why it is so vitally important to study all scripture, compare scripture, study with partners and learn from biblical scholars. Ask the Lord to guide you and show you the truth.
Future Prophecy (Imminent)
Most of us have heard of the “rapture” of the church. The catching up into the air of believers in Christ. Their bodies shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye. Jesus will come down from heaven into the clouds, and in an instant change our bodies and meet us up in the air. Then we shall be with the Lord forever. There is nothing else that needs to happen for this event to take place. It could happen at any moment.
Future prophecy (Imminent) / Signs Appearing Now
Jesus disciples came to him and asked him that question after he told them that he would leave them and return. Jesus gives them signs to watch for leading to the end. I believe this to be the end of the age, which is now the current church age. Jesus goes on to tell his disciples that the day and hour is not known.
He is speaking of the rapture of the church. He gives an example (Matthew 24:40-41) of two men in the field, one taken one left, two women grinding, one taken and one left. He goes on to speak of his coming like a thief in the night (Matthew 24:42-44). This must be the rapture, we will not know when he is coming. It will be as the days of Noah, it will also be at the coming of the Son of Man. I also take this to mean that wickedness will abound, as well as the people will be living their lives as normal, not watching or listening to the signs around them.
The second coming of Christ is a different time. When he returns to earth, we all will know. There will be signs (Luke 21).