Commentary By: Gordon King
Why is it that so many Christians do not want to hear about the end times? Why don’t they read and study bible prophecy? Why do they not seem very concerned about the things of God?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t know of many believers personally who get excited about bible prophecy coming to pass in our current time. If you try to talk with them about it they look at you as if you had a giant purple pimple sticking out of the end of your nose! Many just think that you are way over the top, that you have crossed some sort of line, that you have gone overboard!
But this is only the half of it my friends, for the church itself is full of believers with the same view, I am speaking about churches. The last church that I attended for several years stayed away, for the most part, from teaching bible prophecy. Several members of the church kept pushing the pastor to teach from the book of Revelation, and the pastor finally gave in. However, it was if he was just tip toeing through the tulips so to speak, and it wasn’t what I would have expected, or at least not what I wanted to hear. He and other pastors preached from the book of Revelation but passed over many parts and did not really tell it like it is. I’m not really sure why, but I am guessing for one that they didn’t feel comfortable with it, two, they didn’t really understand it, and three, perhaps they were afraid of scaring people off. Actually, this is one of the reasons that I left that church, I just didn’t feel as though I belonged there, it made me feel isolated, like I was different then they were even though we are all of the same body of Christ. I don’t think that they scared anyone off except those yearning and eager to hear more of bible prophecy!
I feel as though the majority of believers don’t study bible prophecy, that they would rather just avoid it completely, and they seem content with that. I on the other hand believe that all Christians should not only read bible prophecy, but that we should know it and understand it to the best of our ability! None of us are perfect, and none of us will completely understand all of bible prophecy, but the good Lord gave it to us for a reason, if not then He wouldn’t have even told us about it!
We need to know what is happening in the world around us, and we need to be able to compare it to the word of God, to bible prophecy. We are not to be ignorant of the times or of scripture. God gave us what we need and we need to use it!
I see bible prophecy coming to pass right before my very eyes! I can read about it in scripture and then see it happening on the television and on the internet. I have no fear of what is happening in the world because I know where it is leading, because I know who is coming soon and what will happen in the future!
Are we as believers in Jesus Christ not to have a heart for God? Are we not to be zealous for God? And if we are then shouldn’t we also be reading and studying the entire word of God even if we don’t completely like it or understand it? I have been called a zealot, and its true, I am!
I know of people who say that they are Christians, yet they don’t really act like it, or they don’t really seem to love God that much. They do seem to really love this world and the things of the world!
I believe that there is a great division in the church between those who love the world and those that really love God! And is this not what Jesus warned the church about it Revelation chapter 2? The church of Ephesus lost its first love, the love of God! He threatened to remove their lampstand. There are those who would rather carry on with their worldly lives, then there are those who would rather see the rapture of the church happen today than tomorrow!
I don’t know about you but I feel a bit isolated from the church, I feel as though I am different from most of the church, at least from most of the church that I have been around and known, from most other believers that I have known. It’s a sad thing, but I believe that it is also a sign of the times that we are now living in.
When I do meet with other believers who feel the same way that I do, and they are few and far between, then I get a feeling of great joy and happiness in my heart! It makes me feel as though I have been reunited with a lost loved one for many years. And if I didn’t have fellowship with many believers with the same mindset about God and bible prophecy on this website then I would know even less! Just know that if you fellowship on this site and are of the same mindset that I am then you are not alone in this! While I do not believe that there is a majority of Christians like us there is a very large number of us out there.
Isolation, it’s not what God wants for us. He wants us to share with each other, to commune with each other, to pray together, to be of one mind. And even though we may not have a physical church to go to we can still fellowship right here on-line! Who is to say that church cannot be through the internet? If we are here together, in the spirit, of one mind and one body, believing in the power of God, praying in the spirit, then we are in church!
This world is physical, composed of physical things, however, we are much more than that, we are of the spirit, and the spirit has no limits or bounds from the clutches of time or distance! Let us pray together in the name of the Lord, let us agree together in the name of Jesus Christ, let us study God’s word together, as one body, one mind, one spirit! We are in church!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!