Monday, April 10, 2017
4-11-2017: A VERY ENCOURAGING WORD FROM THE LORD FOR ALL WATCHERS!!!!
By Dr. David R. Reagan in the KJV Prophecy Study Bible
I have found four reasons for the apathy and indifference that characterize the Christian community concerning the return of Yeshua: unbelief, ignorance, fear, and carnality.
Unbelief -- Regarding unbelief, many professing Christians simply do not believe that Yeshua will ever return. Most of these are people with a liberal view of Scripture. They have spiritualized away the meaning of the Second Coming, just as they have spiritualized the virgin birth and the miracles. To them, the Second Coming is nothing more than a fairy tale. In 2nd Peter 3:3-4 we are told that the end times will be characterized by scoffers who will mock the Lord's promise to return. The tragedy is that many of these are people who profess to be Christians.
Ignorance -- I think most of the Christians who are apathetic about the Lord's return are just ignorant about WHAT will happen when He comes back. As a result, they cannot get excited about AN EVENT they know nothing about. (The Revelation 12 sign September 2017!!!!) I was in this category for thirty years. Although I attended church faithfully, my church ignored the teaching and preaching of God's Prophetic Word. I didn't have the foggiest idea about WHAT would happen when the Lord came back, and the result was apathy about His return. But when I began studying Bible Prophecy and learned what is in store for believers when the Lord returns, I started jumping pews and shouting "Maranatha!!!!!" I have never been apathetic since that time.
Fear -- The apathy of some Christians is due to the fact that they fear the Lord's return. Because of that fear, they try to repress the thought that He might break from the Heavens at any moment. They fear He might return on one of their "bad" days or when they have an "unconfessed sin" on their conscience. These people are caught up in works salvation. They do not understand that they are saved by grace and that "there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1).
Carnality -- Finally, there are many carnal Christians who cannot get excited about the coming of the Lord because they are in love with the world. They are walking with one foot in the church and one foot in the country club. They want the Lord to come, but they want Him to come when they are 80 years old adn have experienced all that this world has to offer. In other words, they want Him to come, but they don't want Him to mess up their lives.
The Lord could have opened me to any page in my KJV Prophecy Study Bible to confirm Scottie's Prophecy Update, and Yeshua opened me to this page written by Dr. David R. Reagan!! This is a confirmation from the Lord!! Maranatha!!