Chapter 7 The Final Move of God
The Lord Jesus Christ exhorted today's End Time believers. He said:
"When you see all these things, know that He is near.....even right at the door..." [Math.24:33]. And He said, "Be on guard... lest that day come upon you suddenly like a trap...". [Luke 21:34]. Today, these Bible passages are critically important. They deal with having accurate spiritual discernment in these End Times & also with being ready & upright, in Christ, so that we are not misled & blind to His nearness.
The actual 'signing' of the Mideast Peace treaty by the man of sin could take place today or more likely in the times ahead. But prophetically, it's on the table & ready to happen at any time. Graciously, the Lord is still allowing more time for more souls to be saved, which must take place before "the end" occurs. [Math.24:14]. The accurate handling of End Time scriptures from the Word of God will be a key in unveiling the shocking clarity of the closeness of End Time events & the nearness of our Lord. To those who 'see' by the Spirit, then the nearness of Christ will be unmistakable.
But, for those who are spiritually blind & discount God's Word today, then they are a fulfillment of the Apostle Peter's foresight for these End Times when he said, "Know this first of all, that in the Last Days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, & saying, 'Where is the promise of His coming?' " [2 Pet.3: 3,4]. But, in the coming prophetical days, even mockers worldwide will also recognize that the great day of God is at hand. [as dis- cussed in Chapters 1 & 2]. However, they will not 'receive' nor embrace it spiritually. [2 Thess. 2:10].
God's 'Oracles' in these End Times [Daniel 11:33]
The powerhouse Christian men of God mentioned in this book [ie. Sir Isaac Newton, Martin Luther, John Calvin, etc.] who identified the exact profile of the man of sin in their eras, only saw the End Times from a distance & as a future period that they all knew would occur AFTER their own eras.
But, what these past pillars of the faith foresaw hundreds of years ago, has shaped up exactly TODAY as virtual-reality to this generation!
Also, concerning today's End Times & as emphasized in this book, the prophet Daniel specifically predicted that in the End Times "those who have insight will provide understanding to the many." [Dan.11:33]. This describes the body of Christ in today's final generation as being God's 'oracles' & announcers of His coming judgements. [Amos 3:7].
NOW is the EXACT right time, prophetically, for God's people to "provide under- standing" to many concerning the nearness of Christ & of the forthcoming events at hand. As a result of FIRST gaining End Time "insights" from the written Word, then God's people will explode into readiness as they go forth & 'provide understanding to the many' . "Many" souls will be saved to the glory of God & many will NOT have become "trapped" from ignorance & from today's deceptions, as the Lord Himself forewarned. [Luke 21:34].
God's people are 'thirsty' ...
Today, God's people are thirsting for the deeper things of God. However, only shallow & ear-tickling sermons are being delivered from American pulpits. So, God's people have now become caught up in the fictional & fairy-tale worlds of the "Left Behind" novels & "the Da Vinci Code" versus the virtual-reality of God's Word that illuminates the awesome & shocking reality of the End Time events quickly coming upon this generation TODAY.
But, this trend is about to change. Soon, the body of Christ & thirsting people in the world will begin handling & seeing the scriptures accurately including the book of Revelation & Daniel. And, those deeper hidden things of God's Word [like "who is antichrist?"] which have been hidden & "CON-cealed until the End Times" will soon become "RE"-vealed [& understood] in the days ahead, as the prophet Daniel predicted. [Daniel 12:4,9]. Here again, "those who have insight" [of these "RE"-vealed things] specifically refers to God's End Time people who will handle God's written Word accurately AND who are also led by the Spirit. [Dan.11:33]. "For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God." [Rom.8:14].
The Coming Divine Move of God : He will exalt Himself !
God's final move upon this earth will be a divine & awesome move that will overwhelm the entire world. This is coming soon! In fact, NO man will receive any acclaim or honor for what is coming. No 'one' particular minister or fancy preacher with a microphone & flashy suit will have any part whatsoever in prompting it, nor decorating it.
What is soon coming will be a DIVINE, GLOBAL MOVE OF GOD. And He will NOT need any 'superstar' preacher or recent graduate from any so-called "School of the Prophets" in order to help exalt Him. But, God is about to do all of His own promoting & exalting of Himself ....ALL BY HIMSELF !
Scriptures tell us exactly what God has already said about His final End Time 'move', which we are soon to witness in this generation.
He said :
"And I shall magnify Myself, & sanctify Myself, & make Myself known in the sight of many nations ! & they shall know that I am the Lord !" [Ezek.38:23].
YES ! God Himself will be the sole initiator & His own greatest promoter of His FINAL & sovereign global move !
"How" is God going to exalt Himself ?
Just ahead prophetically, God will exalt Himself by exalting His Written Word in this earth. When God's Word is exalted, then God Himself also is exalted. This is because the Word 'is' God. [John 1:1, 2; Heb.4:12]. But how? How will His written Word be exalted in this earth?
The written Word of God will soon become exalted & recognized worldwide as the ultimate perfect predictor of today's events. Even atheists & staunch rejectors of the Bible's divine inspiration will still recognize the parallels of today's events with God's Word. Also obvious to all people [believers or not] will be that God's written Word has become the ultimate root source of this massive global stirring, which is coming. God's written Word will truly be the very 'last word' in this earth in these End Times as event-after-event will be stunningly pinpointed & fulfilled by God's Word for all to see. Then, a powerful & divine move of His Spirit will follow & confirm His Word with an unparalleled & worldwide outpouring. [Joel 2:28-32; Amos 3:7].
God's Word will also be exalted in the days ahead in the preaching of the Gospel to all the nations on earth. [Math.24:14]. The Name of 'Jesus' will become so dominant in people's minds worldwide that this End Time generation will become overwhelmed with the ultimate decision to either accept the Lord Jesus Christ, or accept the world & the man of sin. This is exactly the ultimate spiritual place where this world is quickly headed right now. All of these things will take place because of the exalting of God's written Word & the Name of Jesus in this earth in the coming days.
God's Last Divine Outpouring...
Now & increasingly in these prophetical times, 'those who have insight' & are filled with God's Spirit will walk powerfully in the anointing & in the obvious divine favor of God. Incredible demonstrations of God's power & miracles will accompany His bond-servants in the Apocalyptic days ahead. [Dan.11:32,33]. Of God's people in these End Times Daniel stated, "And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, & those who lead the many to righteousness, will shine like the stars forever & ever." [Dan.12:3].
Ultimately, in the FINAL global move of God which is coming, He will not only EXALT & MAGNIFY HIMSELF [Ezek.38:23] but He also will mercifully provide His very own global outreach for people to recognize His Divine visitation upon this earth.
God's purpose in His final global move will be to draw as many souls to His beloved Son, Jesus, as possible in His last Divine sweep. Once He knows that the very last soul to accept Christ has done so, then He will supernaturally 'take' all of His people from the earth, in the twinkle of an eye as He has promised! [I Cor. 15:52; 1 Thess.4:16]. The prophetical words of the Lord Jesus will bring great strength to His true followers in the perilous days ahead. He said, "But when these things begin to take place, straighten up & lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." [Luke 21:28].
Of the awesome magnitude of the coming final outpouring of God's Spirit upon His children in these End Times, the prophet Joel foretold it in his writings when he said: 'Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; Surely it is near..... There has never been anything like it, Nor will there be again after it.... ' [Joel 2:1,2]. 'And it will come about after this that I [God] will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons & daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. And even on the male & female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. And I will display wonders in the sky & on the earth; blood, fire & columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great & awesome day of the Lord comes. And it will come about that whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be delivered....' . [Joel 2:28-32].
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