Sitting on the Edge of His Seat
All my adult life Mama used to say, “Kenneth, Jesus is coming this year.”
I would say, “Is that right, Mama?”
“Yes,” she’d say, “He’s coming this year. And you had better get yourself straightened out!”
Even though Jesus didn’t come when Mama said, she was right—JESUS IS COMING! I don’t know if it’s this year. I don’t know if it’s next year. I don’t know if it’s next week. But I do know He’s coming and it’s a whole lot sooner than most people really think.
Just take a good look around you. It doesn’t matter where on this planet you live—there is more Glory, more outpouring, more preaching, more Word, more believers, and even more hell on this earth than there has ever been before. It’s nothing like mankind has ever seen.
You and I are now living and operating in a whole new time frame. When we made Jesus the Lord of our lives, we moved over into His time schedule and He came into ours. But what I really want you to grasp is that Jesus’ time frame and the world’s time frame do not function the same. Oh, we’re in the same space as the rest of the world, but we’re not functioning on the same schedule.
From the very beginning, God has given us the time frame in which He will work with mankind. It is a seven-day time frame—and a day is as a thousand years. For example, we see in Genesis that God created the earth in six days, and rested on the seventh. Then He gave mankind a 6,000-year lease on the earth. Jesus was born 4,000 years into that time frame—or on the fourth day. For all practical purposes, 2,000 years have come and gone since Jesus’ birth and ministry—which is 6,000 years since Adam was created.
Where does that put us on our spiritual clock? We have entered that little sliver of time between Adam’s lease on earth—and Satan’s dominion in this earth as a consequence of Adam’s Fall—and the period of time we read about in Acts 2:19-20. You and I are being squeezed between 6,000 years of time behind us and another 1,000 years ahead of us. The 1,000 years facing us is the millennial reign of Jesus of Nazareth, which is the first time in human existence since the Fall of Adam that humanity will be totally and completely out of contact with Satan.
I’m telling you, Jesus is coming! He’s about to arise from His heavenly throne and return to earth. He may not have stood up yet, but I guarantee you He is out on the edge of His seat!
Speak the Word
“The day of the Lord is coming soon. He will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath. I prepare myself for that great and notable day.” (Acts 2:19-20)
Scripture Study: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11