"So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near-at the doors!" Matthew 24:33
As I was in the process of writing an upcoming message about the signs of the return of our Lord Jesus the Holy Spirit began to speak to me about current events that were taking place that God was using to speak to the world and the church!
This week the entire world has witnessed two major prophetic events in England and another about to take place in which God is using to speak to us about the divine time-line of the return of Jesus! The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth, the transit of Venus, and the 2012 Olympic games. Within these events God is announcing to the world the coming of the King!
The Bible says that no one will know the hour or the day of His coming, but that we should recognize the signs of the times and be on the alert and ready to meet the King of Glory! This prophetic message as well as a warning to prepare yourself for His Son's return is before our very eyes and it is imperative that we take this major sign to heart and pay close attention to what the Lord is saying.
"Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place." Matthew 24:34
THE DIAMOND JUBILEE
England is the most recognizable kingdom on the earth and God is using the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth as an example of the kingdom of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Queen represents the church of Jesus Christ, a figurehead, well known throughout the world, once a powerful force to be reckoned with, but now, adorned with jewels and crowns of gold, pomp and ceremony, spectacular events and dead ritualistic and mundane appearances.
Queen Elisabeth has reigned for sixty years and her time of being the ruling monarch of Great Britain is coming to a close, in other words the church age has come to an end, and the Kingdom age is beginning. Within this spectacular event the Lord is speaking about His coming King who will rule His kingdom with righteousness. The Queen's son represents the crowning of a king in the near future as her reign comes to a close.
And every eye will see Him! This spectacular event was shown to the world with a grand celebration of music, trumpets, fireworks and a splendid display of adoration for the ruling monarch. Millions were in awe of this event and yet few will see the divine message it contains for the world to behold its new King, the Lord Jesus Christ! Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying?
"And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God; "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
"Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
"As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent." Revelation 3:14-19
THE TRANSIT OF VENUS
This astronomical event was seen around the world as the planet Venus passed across the sun and it will not be seen again in our lifetime confirming that this generation will not pass away before all these things take place. The significance of this event is to awaken people's hearts to the coming of their King and the signs of His coming.
When Jesus came to earth the first time the sign of His coming was also in the heavens as the "Star of Bethlehem" led the way to Hisbirthplace and His subsequent mission to take away the sins of all mankind. God is wanting the world to look up because their redemption is truly drawing near and we will all stand before the judgment. The righteous will stand and render an account of what they did in the "Body," at the judgment seat of Christ and the lost will stand before the "Great White Throne" judgment and be sentenced to eternal damnation for their sin!
The signs of His coming are everywhere and the world is shaking under the effects of their sin and rebellion toward a holy God who loves them more than they will ever know. The time to prepare is upon us and the Lord is waiting for mankind to repent and come to Him for mercy and the grace that is able to save their souls!
Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and the end of the age?" Matthew 24:3
THE 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
The Olympic games also being played out in the United Kingdom represents our running the race and finishing the course that is set before us. Jesus rebuked the church of Laodicea because they were lukewarm and not on fire for Him.
The end of the age is upon the world and the saints are asleep in the light, the trumpets of warning and war are blowing but no one is showing up for the battle. The great falling away is happening before our very eyes and the souls of men are at stake as they sink into the darkness of sin and death!
The apostle Paul warned that if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The rules are contained in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for all of mankind to come and repent and receive the mercy and grace that is able to save their soul! The Olympics portray man's struggle to win the race that is set before him and ultimately win the crown of life.
I press toward the goal of the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
The still small voice of the Holy Spirit is saying through these prophetic natural events:
The end of the age is upon us, the King is coming, look up your redemption is drawing near, stay the course and compete according to the rules and finish the race that is set before you which is able to give you eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord!
"I encourage you to send this very important message to as many as you can if you bear witness to its content and the urgency in which it is given. May God bless you!