He IS Coming ... and He will not Tarry Long
Few Christians truly understand what impact to the World the Millennial Reign of Jesus will have. We possess such a weak-kneed comprehension of Prophecy of upcoming events - to the point of blindness. And we have relished the deception that for us there will be a Great Escape. We have completely put off the understanding of a time period which is Scripturally Titled: "The Patience of the Saints".
In a dishonest manner, anything we cannot understand that appeals to this mindset, we simply toss into it the contrived inventions of a 'spiritual imagination'. We simply remove ourselves from any time of trouble when this is NOT what Jesus, His Disciples, or the Written Account of Scripture detail, forewarn, and promise. The World is shaping up exactly as Scriptural Prophecy has taught. EVERYTHING that God has spoken will come to pass PRECISELY as it was stated.
Over the years I have heard so many intelligent people dismiss Scripture with a laugh if not an open mockery. But the last laugh will bring to the knees every iota of rebellion in the spirit of Man. Some very dire times are ahead of us. And we will openly taste of the conflict that many Nations have endured for long hard moments already. We have sought the American Dream to the point of forgetting the reality that lives and even thrives within our World. There must come a time when every Nation on the Earth is filled with Great Trouble. It will no longer simply be 'over there' in the Mid-East or down there in South Africa, or South America.
Conflict is Coming. And the End of Conflict will only prevail AFTER the Christ comes. But know this. He will rule with a Rod of Iron! With a fierceness against Evil, He will subject all Nations to Himself. Prior to this time many of those who seek Him and His kingdom will taste death by the hands of a cruel Tyrannical World Power. And only he that endures to the 'end' will experience His salvation.
Laugh while YOU can. All things are coming to pass. And Open Rebellion will show its' ugly face even in the Land of Liberty. The Countdown has begun ... Keep your Hat on.
Matthew 24:1-8 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” 3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.