Friday, July 26, 2013

God Thinking XXIII - Under The Spout 4

"For those who don’t think it is the last days or for those who just haven’t given it much thought, that’s OK, but God’s foreordained timetable for the length of years that He intends to allow mankind to function under this current dispensation (the dispensation of grace) is coming to an end.  And at this end of the age or the completion of the dispensation of grace, there will be an escalation of sorts.  Everything will increase, multiply, advance, escalate at rapid rates, more rapid than any other time in all history.  The close - or the end of the age will be ushered in by God, very, very fast.  

CI Scofield, in his commentary on Matthew, chapter 24 says it like this: “All (referring to all scripture references concerning the end of the age) - “All that has characterized the age gathers into an awful intensity at the end.” (i.e., the end of the age). 

Technology is advancing so rapidly that it cannot even be tracked.  As soon as you think you are up-to-date, you find out that there is faster and better available, somewhere.

This ultra-rapid pace, in a spiritually declining world, is what God prophesied would happen at the end of the age.  There is an end of the age and it is accurately exampled in Matthew 24:3-14 and paralleled in Luke 21. Matthew 24:3, “And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?  And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

Jesus addresses three issues here: 
 1     The end, i.e., the destruction of Jerusalem (that took place in AD 70)

2     The sign of the coming of the Lord, Jesus

3     The end of the world (age)"
Excerpt from God Thinking XXIII - Under The Spout by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2013

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