On the surface, the spiritual landscape of our times appears barren, with shifting sands blown by the latest news storm. Yet God’s prophetic voice declares that a highway for our God is to be made. The all-powerful Lord of Hosts has decreed an end-time harvest of souls unique to our times. Jesus described it as the 11th hour harvest (Matthew 20). So according to Isaiah 40, what does a Leveler do?
The valleys need to be exalted. These are the “low places” where God’s truth have been diminished—love, joy, grace, healing the whole person, discernment, wise counsel, and the power of the Spirit for today—just to name a few. Too many people, including believers, have lost hope. They need to be reintroduced to Jesus, the hope of our salvation.
Every mountain and hill needs to be brought low. These are the “high places” of human traditions that interpret the Scriptures based on preconceived human agendas rather than allowing the Bible to interpret the Bible. Since end-time doctrine is a foundational element of our faith, our Father does not want the Body of Christ divided. God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33).
The crooked places of misinterpretation and the rough places where holes and rocky obstacles appear in our human traditions need to be acknowledged and laid at the altar of God. We must humble ourselves and allow the Spirit of revelation to help us put the puzzle of end-time prophecy together properly. We need to make sure we have an understanding of the times so we can move forward in unity and power. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken: “the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” We can hardly wait, Lord!
Hear and see what your brother in the Lord, the Apostle Peter, came to see and understand, as recorded in 1 Peter 1:3-9.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
When we understand the chronos times and the kairos seasons:
No more limitations, no more wondering if we are hearing correctly, no more emotional roller coasters, no more sickness or disease, no more hindrances to the flow of the anointing! Oh what a Day of rejoicing that will be!
When Jesus ascended to Heaven after His resurrection, He commissioned His disciples to establish the Church as an extension of His ministry on the earth. This shift in their job description from learners to teachers came with a new name (along with other early church leaders): Apostles. The title is the Greek word that means “one who is sent out with a special message.” Part of their work involved writing the New Testament as led by the Holy Spirit. It is in these pages that they record Jesus’ ministry and explain the principles of the New Covenant. It’s how we learn what they came to know and understand about what Jesus taught concerning the end-times.
Unfortunately, within 300 years after the Apostles laid the biblical foundation of God’s redemptive plan, Church leaders began to water down and even modify those doctrines in order to cater to the changes in society (after the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of Constantine who ruled over the western part of what was left of that empire). Sound familiar?
Incidentally, if you’re wondering what the early Church fathers up until that time taught before this compromise, check out some of their ancient quotes under the Resources tab of this website.
This watering down of biblical doctrine drained the Church throughout its history of each of the “elementary principles” of the faith listed in Hebrews 6. Our faithful God restored these truths one by one over the years at the appointed time, and is now doing so with the last principles concerning the end-times (resurrection and eternal judgment). We’re living in the last round of reformation and restoration before Christ returns. It’s our privilege as Levelers to move in step with God!
Our first assignment is to make sure we clearly see and understand the end-time doctrines found in God’s Word. The amount of Scripture devoted to the topic is amazing. This tells us it must be an important topic in Father’s eyes. This is what this website and our YouTube channel called “The Chronos Messenger” is all about.
Our second assignment is to share the message of comfort, hope, and victory in the power of the Spirit—with signs, wonders, and miracles following (Mark 16:15-18). This isn’t so that we can attract attention to ourselves. It’s because when Christ is exalted, He draws people to Him (John 12:32). It’s because the goodness of God as seen in these signs, wonders, and miracles is what draws people to repentance (Romans 2:4).
The time is short. Our job is to get as many people as possible into the Ark of Jesus Christ before the Day of the Lord dawns. We need to be “gatherers” as we prepare to be gathered!
Have you seen the movie? If not, you need to watch the movie.
This is the essence of another nugget of truth that can help us guide others on their own Emmaus Road journey toward understanding the times. It has to do with the Greek words for knowing in the New Testament. The Greek language is much more expressive than English. Unfortunately, these nuances of meaning are often lost in our English translations.
The two most commonly used words for know are oida (pronounced oy’-da) and ginosko (gih-no’-sko, with a hard g sound). Ginosko means to acquire knowledge or come to know by learning or gaining knowledge through study, investigation, observation, or experience. This is the word used for know in the parable of the fig tree in Matthew 24. It refers to studying the signs given in God’s Word.
Oida comes from the root word meaning to see, and it is always used in the perfect past tense—in other words, there is something that until now you have not yet seen and therefore you do not know right now. This is the word used for know when Jesus washed the disciples feet in John 13. The disciples did not understand why their Lord would do such a thing. They didn’t know the meaning or significance of it—yet.
In the Olivet Discourse Jesus said the disciples didn’t yet oida-know the timing of the end-time events. But—and this is a very crucial but—that didn’t mean they would never come to know the meaning. That is the key to oida knowing.
It doesn’t mean you cannot or will never know—only that you do not know presently. This “not knowing yet” is what Jesus was dealing with when He started teaching the disciples about the events of the end of the age. He knew they couldn’t fully comprehend the teaching yet. But He confidently expected them to come to know as the Spirit brought back His teachings to them after Pentecost.
That brings us back to our own end-time movie.
The knowledge we all carried into our Leveler calling is our oida knowing. Until that point, we had not seen the movie and therefore did not understand the sequence of end-time events. But now, as we examine God’s Word with the able assistance of the Holy Spirit, and watch the movie unfold before us in the Scriptures, we can see the ending clearly. So grab some popcorn, your Bible, and a notepad, and get comfortable. The movie’s starting!
We’re back in Jesus’ end-times classroom atop the Mount of Olives. Our Lord has just revealed an incredible event that happens long after the end of this age (a.k.a. the Age of Man, the Age of the Gentiles, the Church Age). As Levelers, we know the Eternal, Unknown Day happens even after Christ’s millennial reign, sometime after He presents the Kingdom to the Father. Our minds can barely grasp the enormity of that glorious moment!
We dare not linger in our imagination for too long because we have to pay attention to Jesus’ next point in this time-stamped teaching. He compares the end of this age to Noah’s time. It seems odd at first, but as He explains, Noah knew the timing of the great flood. He knew it would come after his grandfather, Methuselah, died (it was what his name meant in Hebrew). Then, as the time drew nearer, God alerted the ark builder to the exact timing—in seven days. Noah understood the times.
The two events are similar in another important way that helps shed light on our journey of knowing if we can know. Jesus reminds His students that almost all the people in ancient times were caught by surprise. The flood burst upon them like a thief in the night. This in itself is surprising because Noah had been preaching to them and building the floating monstrosity in the middle of a dry landscape! It’s not that they couldn’t know about it—it’s that they refused to accept it. Noah and his crew accepted it, which is why they were “in the know.”
This brings us to our third and final question we can use to reveal the truth of God’s Word. Why did Jesus bother to compare our time with Noah’s time if we were not meant to know as Noah knew? The Bible gives us a principle for establishing the validity of a certain truth in Deuteronomy: let it be confirmed by two or three witnesses. Our “witnesses” speak loud and clear in 1 Thessalonians 5:2 and 2 Peter 3:10. Be sure to hear them out and see for yourselves. They are essential nuggets for any Leveler. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
Are you ready to respond when you hear the parrot squawk again about not knowing? If not, what still concerns you? Remember, we’re in this together.