“‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’ Daniel 7:26-27 (NIV).
There’s a website I read called Daneric’s Elliott Waves (https://danericselliottwaves.org/). The lead writer there is a right-of-center commentator on social happenings, economic trends, and eschatology. According to him, we are about to enter the 7-year tribulation; literally, as in ‘by the end of this month.’ Some things he writes conflict with much of what other Christian eschatologists say about a rapture, the remnant of Israel, and what will happen to bring about the final years of this planet. Much of what he writes in his blog segues off the timeline described in later chapters of Daniel (that we haven’t covered yet).
To be honest, it doesn’t matter when it happens. Really. I mean it. I’m not being flippant; we mustn’t be casual with God’s words. Yet I don’t really care when the great tribulation begins, or how it plays out, or whether there’s a rapture or not. Many folks I respect strongly believe there will be one; many other folks I respect think there won’t be. For me, it matters little. I’m looking for Jesus to come back because, when He does, I get to go be with Him forever. Whether He comes back all at once or in several prophesied steps is ok with me. It’s His return that matters most.
The fun will have started long before that.
In fact, today’s a good day for the fun to start. What ‘fun?’ Sharing a little Jesus with someone. A family member; a friend; a stranger; anyone. Be yourself, be kind, be ‘there’ for that person, and be the kind of person Jesus would be if He were here in person. What you’ll actually be doing IS letting Him be in person through you.
Because you believe in Him.
What Daniel records from his vision here clearly describes the events that will happen near the true end of the world. Whether or not that begins an earthly thousand-year reign or the start of the eternal reign of Christ misses a bigger point. That point is that Jesus will be the King we know Him to be, who will eliminate evil and set all things right, who will show Himself again as Messiah, and who will shine for us as the light in the new heaven and new earth. THAT will be fun forever.
For further reading: Genesis 14:18, 2 Samuel 7:13, Psalm 145:13, Isaiah 14:2, Luke 1:33, 1 Corinthians 6:2, Revelation 11:15, Revelation 19:20, Daniel 7:28
Come Lord, today! I can’t wait to be part of Your kingdom, to serve You by serving others now and then.
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