January 2019-( inpart )
As we begin a new year according to the Roman Calendar, it seems like Jesus’ prophesies of Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 are magnifying in intensity! While it is true that these prophesies began with the time of Jesus and the apostles—leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 AD—they are being repeated in an almost cyclical manner down through time, with a yet-to-be-built third Temple to be destroyed at Christ’s return.
In spite of all that has been happening, we are not yet close to the end, to the return of Jesus Christ in power and glory. But, we are closer than in the past. There are yet many prophetic events that must take place before we reach the actual end.
Wanting God to fulfill His prophecies during their lifetimes, men have through the centuries “set dates” predicting when the end would come. All such predictions have failed. Many “Christian” ministers continue to do so—as do some ministers in the churches of God. But no man, regardless of how important he may be, can tell God what to do!