Commentary By: Gordon King
Are we really living in the last days? Is the world as we know it soon coming to and end? And if it is, then how do we know it?
1 John 2:18
“Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that anitchrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore, we know that it is the last hour.”
The bible tells us so, that’s how we know! We are given many signs to watch for so that we would know just how close we are. I have heard it said that there are at least five hundred bible prophecies which have not yet come to pass. You may think that is an awful lot to happen in such a short period of time, however the scriptures do not lie, and they will happen in a short period of time!
We can rest assured that all bible prophecy will come to pass, as it all has thus far. There were over three hundred prophecies written about the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ that all came to pass with one hundred percent accuracy, that’s not just evidence of bible prophecy being true, it’s proof! The odds of even just several of these prophecies coming to pass with such precision is astronomical and impossible if they were not true, yet they all were, all three hundred of them!
The scriptures do not lie, and bible prophecy is the truth. What we know of that will happen according to scripture is coming to pass, and at some point in time they will all begin to happen like clockwork.
We are living in the last hour of the world as we now know it. Specific events are lining up in preparation for these prophecies to occur. What was foretold thousands of years ago by the old testament prophets is beginning to happen now!
Many Christians do not study bible prophecy, nor do they really seem to care. I’m not really sure why a believer in Jesus Christ would not care about what the bible says will happen in our life time! But it seems as if most don’t. The good Lord put these prophecies in the bible for a reason, and if they are there then we should study them and take heed to them, after all, one-third of the bible is prophecy, as is the testimony of Christ which is the spirit of prophecy!
‘And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” ‘
Take it as you will, study all of God’s word including bible prophecy, or don’t. However, the will of God is to know, it is the knowledge of God Himself, His will and His plans according to His purpose, this includes bible prophecy!
1 Thessalonians 5:16-22
“Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.“
God bless my friends! Maranatha!