Time Has Come (Pt. 2)

In some ways, I feel like I can relate to John, the author of the Revelation.  It was through suffering,  imprisonment and the subsequent solitude that John found himself “in the Spirit” and ready to see, hear and record the spiritual mysteries of the Revelation.  John’s dedication to Jesus cost him everything, but his suffering paled in the light of those spiritual mysteries given to him to proclaim to Jesus’ followers – but these mysteries were reserved for another time, another age.

Daniel was instructed to “shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end” and that time is now.  We know it’s now because Jesus told us the signs to look for in Matthew 24, Luke 21, and in the deeply prophetic book of Revelation.  The time has come for the mysteries of Revelation to be revealed and each one confirm and herald the Second Coming of Jesus, Hallelujah!  The Revelation is not bad news – the Revelation is the Good News!

David once said that he would not give to God that which cost him nothing.  If there is one work of my lifetime that I could choose to do again above all others, it would be this book about my Revelation studies.

So today, these ‘mysteries’ that I share with you are a precious thing – a costly thing – that I joyfully give to you and others in hopes that they might help you to be prepared in the days of the Revelation.  We are surely in those days right now, and like the sons of Issachar, we need to understand the times and the seasons in which we live and know what to do.

Even as we see the world coming apart, we don’t have to be afraid.  In fact, we should view the very fact of our existence in this prophetic countdown as evidence of God’s invitation to be an active participant in the greatest event this world has ever seen – an event for which TIME HAS COME – the Second Coming of Jesus!