The “Sign” Gang and The Any-Moment Coming of Christ.
When we intelligently consider the inconsistency of the Pre-Tribulation Pre-Millenarians, who try the impossible, to reconcile their teaching, that the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies in present European and Middle Eastern political affairs proves that Christ’s coming for His Body is very, very near at hand, with their statement that they have always believed in the ‘Imminent’ coming of the LORD for His Body, as have other faithful saints of God down through the Christian centuries, can we not understand why the Post-Tribulationists ridicule what they call their ‘Any‑Moment Theory.’
In one message concerning the coming of Christ, for His Church, “the messengers”, which we will now refer to as the ‘Sign Pre-Tribulation Pre-Millenarians’, will persuade their hearers to believe in the ‘Imminent’ coming of Christ because many outstanding, spiritual, faithful Christians in other generations and centuries looked for the return of Christ in their time, and THEN, in the very next message they try to convince their hearers that they should expect to be Raptured any moment because Ezekiel 38-39 or some other O.T. Prophecies are being fulfilled by Putin, Ahmadinajhad, and other world rulers.
Surely, if any of these men had to come on the scene and do certain things to fulfill certain O.T. Prophecies before Christ could come to call His Body to be with Him in glory, then those Pre-Tribulationists of the 17th, 18th, 19th, or 20th centuries, who expected Christ at any moment, years before these world leaders of today were born, did, greatly err, not knowing the Scriptures, not being good discerners of signs.
We should all be agreed that God is making in this Age and Dispensation of Grace ‘ONE NEW MAN’ Ephesians 2:15; and that God will complete the Body of Ephesians 4:9-13, which He is building up, before Christ, calls His Body to meet Him in glory; and that completing that Body does NOT depend in any way upon what Ping does in China, or Putin does in Russia, or May, Hollande, and Merkel do in Europe , or what the Jews, Arabs, and Muslims do in the Middle East. God will surely bring the end described in Ephesians 4:13 and then Christ will do with the Church, His Body, what is recorded in Ephesians 5:26-28. After THAT…hundreds of Old Testament Prophecies will be fulfilled. But every spiritual, intelligent student of the Scriptures knows that there is a sense in which the clock of prophecy has stopped until after the ‘MYSTERY’ coming of Christ, in 1 Corinthians 15:51-54.
Not that there haven’t been plenty of “date-setting” schemes, and some men of God, sound in evangelical truth, have even tried to fix the date of the coming of Christ, figuring from some dates they thought Daniel had fixed, ‘the seven times’. They multiplied 7 x 360 and added 2520 years to the year the King of Babylon invaded Jerusalem (about 606 BC); so the Lord was to come not later than ‘the feast of trumpets’ in 1914 AD. When He did not arrive, they guessed again, saying they should have dated from Nebuchadnezzar’s second invasion. Then there was the more recent 1984 crowd, and the Y2K gang, and of course the 2012 crew. The guessing has not ceased.
So many NOW reason, that if the Church is going into the Great Tribulation before the Rapture takes place, members of the Body of Christ should either harden themselves for that awful time of sorrow or pray that they and all their loved ones and all of the members of the Body of Christ will die before the beginning of the Great Tribulation rather than look for the RAPTURE of the Church, which, in their minds won’t be happening.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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