The topic of the “end-times” is uppermost on Father’s mind because He longs that all be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). It’s uppermost on the devil’s mind, too, because he knows his time is short. Sadly, very few pastors are teaching about this elementary doctrine of our faith (Hebrews 6:1-2). Why is this? Perhaps because they want to avoid picking an end-time view when there is so much confusion over the traditional options. Perhaps it is because they do not know themselves. Perhaps they feel there is no need to teach such doctrines. No matter what the reason, it’s leaving believers vulnerable.
That is not God’s intention. He reveals His will and ways through His Word (2 Timothy 3:16), through our resurrected Lord (John 1:18), through the Spirit of Revelation and Knowledge (Ephesians 1:17), and through His appointed instruments (Hebrews 1:1; Matthew 5:16). We are meant to see, perceive, and know that we know.
Instead of hearing a simple, beautiful melody of Christ’s return as with His first coming (Luke 2:13-14), the media reverberates with a cacophony of jarring voices, trumpeted headlines, and fantastical beats to drum up attention. We hardly know where to turn our attention. Could it be that there is a reason for these distractions?
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of revelation and knowledge, is a gentleman. He responds to those who seek Him, who are open to hearing His quiet voice within their spirits. Part of understanding the times is having ears to hear. Are your ears captivated by the media megaphones or are your ears pricked by the still small voice that readies those who are seeking Him?