Bible prophecy scholar, Dr. Timothy LaHaye, writes, “Our generation has more reason to believe that Christ could return during our lifetime than any generation preceding us.” That statement should quicken our pulse and inform our lifestyle.
Bible prophecy is an extraordinary love story. The return of Jesus is the story of the Bridegroom returning for his bride, the Church, whom he has rescued from death. The exciting reality is that the return of the Bridegroom is very soon!
The Bible warns us that in the last days false teachers will increase and many will be led astray by their deception, believing instead the doctrines of demons. God has provided information regarding the end times in order to protect us from deception.
God promises a blessing for those who seek to understand and respond to what He is doing in human history. Prophecy produces poise in the face of uncertainty, comfort in the face of sorrow, and motivates godliness in the midst of an ungodly culture.
Nearly one third of the Bible is prophecy. Far from being trivial or insignificant, God wants his people to have an understanding and an anticipation of what the future holds. Prophecy is important to God therefore it needs to be important to us.
When the Apostle Paul wrote his letters, he was writing to all the believers in a city or region – not just to a single gathering. How can we more effectively impact our communities by uniting as the Church of our city?
The unity of the Church is intended by God to be a powerful witness to a watching world. No wonder Satan works overtime to stir disunity among those who know the truth of God’s love, but fail to live it out in their daily life.