There is a major shift going on purposely created by the unseen, international financial elite, in private meetings in smoked-filled back rooms, at the very top of the pyramid of defacto power. They intend, through financial pressure and deception, to control, subjugate, and enslave all people everywhere – especially in western, developed countries. That is what is taking place now. The terrible power of the purse revealed!
Does the Bible, as God’s revealed written Word, offer the ultimate solution? Yes, it does. But there is a prevailing opinion among many Christians and leaders that the only solution and hope will be the return of Jesus Christ in power and blazing fire of judgment. This solution requires God to create a whole new planet where only good dwells and no evil is present. There is another solution and viewpoint, however, that is understood by just a handful of the followers of Christ and I will get to this shortly.
The Blessed Hope
That Jesus is coming again to rectify and judge the evil world system, create a new planet, and set up His Kingdom has been the hope and expectation for many generations from the first century AD to the present. Practically every generation has been sure that He would come in their lifetime, but to date, that has not taken place in respect to what many perceived it would be like. 2000 years of unfulfilled prophetic predictions.
In our present day, there has been no shortage of confident prophetic announcements that Christ Jesus is coming very soon. It’s obvious, they say because nothing like what is happening now on this kind of global scale has ever happened before. That’s true, but does it verify that the “end times” or “last days” are upon us? For example, here are a few recent excerpts from various popular, prophetic websites:
The following is a non-fictional account of events prophesied to begin any day now. The account is taken exclusively from the book of Revelation. As the fulfillment of events prophesied nears, it is the Father’s will that His children fully understand the book of Revelation which has revealed all there is to know about final events. Throughout this book there are most precious promises, and there are also... fearfully dire warnings.
Our loving Father has revealed that very soon the world will experience a series of 14 plagues: The first seven are “trumpets,” serving as humanity’s wakeup call. The remaining are seven last plagues that will be inflicted just before the return of Yahushua. The catastrophic events of all these plagues will not be viewed as freak disasters caused by nature but as divine warnings. And their impact will be universally felt.1 (Emphasis added)
Sure, many people throughout history have been proclaiming that they were living in the last days and the end of the world was nigh, and some of the Bible signs have always existed from the early days. But never has there been a time before when ALL these events were evident in so many diverse places and with such frequency and intensity. Our Generation is the FIRST generation to fulfill ALL the biblical signs. (Emphasis in original)
If you take into consideration all the signs, there is no mistaking that our generation is living in the last days, nearing the second coming of Jesus.2
The news is full of Bible prophecy fulfilling events now, and there can be no doubt that we are living in the last days.3 (Emphasis added)
You must do your own study and decide for yourself. The question you must be asking is, What does the Bible say and mean? To do that correctly, one must be diligent to let the Bible speak for itself and test everything by the basic principles of interpretation.
As you may know, although I used to believe that the return of Jesus Christ was in the future, I have changed my mind with respect to the “end times” and the timing of the coming of Christ. The books I have written in the Covenant Heritage Series, including Book Six, The Story of Biblical Prophecy, set forth the evidence by which I have concluded that:
- Jesus Christ has already come again;
- He sits on the throne of David now; and
- His Kingdom has been established and is now ready to be manifested as God originally intended back to Adam.
I realize that many reject my opinion and some are quite upset with me because they feel I am taking away their “blessed hope” of being rescued out of this mess.
The truth of the matter is, my viewpoint provides hope in God’s revealed plan and solution to our present-day predicament. That is what I wrote about in Book Seven, The Kingdom of God Manifested.
Here’s the bottom-line: God’s power to defeat and conquer this present darkness is available in and through every local church assembly comprised of His regenerated, obedient, Covenant People. But how many of those churches do we have in existence today in America? Not many.
We have no choice now but to rebuild our local communities by starting and developing local churches. To do that, we must educate our People about what the Bible says and means. That’s where it begins.
To help you with that task, we have put together the Bible Mastery Boot Camp to help you take others through the entire Bible in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach. This is an audio-visual course of study that you can use as a tool for your friends and family.
Who do you know that you can invite to the first module of the Bible Mastery Boot Camp?
Do you think it is possible at this time, when everything seems to be collapsing around us, that our God may be using our circumstances to awaken His People? I believe so. Let’s take advantage of the moment and start rebuilding. It can happen and will happen. You can be a part of it right now.
And if nothing else, we will need each other now more than ever.
There is hope for you and future generations!
"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." – Ephesians 3:20-21
Lawrence Blanchard, ND, M.Div
Next Up: Crossroads: What Must Change, Part One