By: Bill Stockham
"Look, I am coming soon…” (Rev. 22:12)
As any spirit filled student of the bible knows, there are many Old Testament and New Testament verses that speak of the Lords return but did you know, WE are hindering the Lord’s return! There are thousands of believing Christians who are praying for God to save their loved ones!
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, NOTWANTING ANYONE TO PERISH, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
Some of the most important signs of the Lords return are the ones that relate to Israel because God uses the Jews throughout the Scriptures as His prophetic time clock. Israel has been involved in many wars and large-scale military operations (about 15), Since its establishment in 1948.
This is all because the Lord said: “…because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring ALL NATIONS ON EARTH WILL BEBLESSED, because you have obeyed me.” (Gen. 22:16-18).
So, we must continue to intercede for our loved ones and see what God does in Israel, while we:
“Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.” (Psa. 27:14).