The world is in a state of chaos because so very many people have a reprobate mind. These folks have rejected the fundamental truth as presented by our Lord Jesus. They have no foundation on which to build their lives on, they are unable to judge and their conscience has been seared with a hot iron. The secular humanists believe that they are capable of self-righteousness without belief in God! The saddest part of these chaotic days is that Christians are forsaking God just like the Apostle Paul said they would. The devil is tickling the ears of the nominal believer with his doctrine that has been adopted by many churches. The committed Christian is observing all of these events and they “think” that surely this will hasten the return of Jesus.
Mathew 24:44 Be ready (willing): for in such an hour as you think not the Son of Man cometh.
It is obvious that the events of the day play a part in determining the day of our catching away. I personally don’t believe these current events are a green light for the return of Jesus, because folks “think” he is coming. Jesus said He would return when we do not “think” about Him coming. So, what would need to happen in order for us to not even consider His return at a specific time? The Bible gives us a clue to consider.
Ephesians 5:27 That Jesus might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.
At the risk of over simplifying this, let us conclude that a glorious church is a select group of people that have been entrusted with the glory of God. The glory of God is His manifest presence, His power and His goodness. Now, if Jesus was appearing in your midst and His glory was preforming signs and wonders, I don’t believe you would give much thought to His return. Based on the Scriptures I believe we will be “caught up” in the middle of the most glorious time the church has ever experienced. We will be so enamored with His manifest presence, we won’t even be thinking of His return. One does not think about heaven when they have heaven on earth and that is what Jesus taught His disciples to pray for.
1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons brethren, you have no need that I write unto you.
The believers that lived in the day of Christ knew that Jesus would return, there was no question, no doubt. Paul referred to them as “times” and “seasons”, these are defined as being a short while. God’s idea of a short while is not the same as ours, He just wants us to know that it’s on His schedule. All moves of the Spirit are transitional, He takes men from glory to glory. God is not “religious”, He does not turn a move of His Spirit into a tradition. Perhaps this is why the Master ordains an outpouring to be temporal. The implementation of several denominations were based on a move of God many years ago. We don’t think about God when we are in His presence, I don’t know, you know.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.