Why don’t we hear much teaching about the end-times, especially when our future resurrection and the final judgment are listed as basic principles of our faith (Hebrews 6:1-2)?
Why is there so much confusion surrounding Christ’s return when the angels told the disciples that Jesus would return in the same way He ascended (Acts 1:9-11)?
How can this be when the Apostle Paul specifically said that God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 1:33)?
The problem is not with God or the Scriptures. Everything we need to live a life that brings glory to God is contained in His Word. So we must be honest with ourselves and accept that the confusion has to be on our end. Of course, we’ve gotten a little “help” in this, compliments of Satan. “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3, emphasis added).
Did you get that? Problems arise when we get away from the simplicity that is in Christ and the simplicity of the good news of the Gospel. We somehow manage to complicate faith, to complicate prayer, and to complicate grace and truth. The same can be said about end-time doctrines. We need to get back to the simplicity that is in Christ.
It’s been said that God’s prophetic agenda is simple enough for a child to understand, profound enough to amaze a scholar, and mysterious enough to confound a skeptic. All it takes is a truly seeking heart (Hebrews 11:6). That is the nature of the mysteries of God. It’s not that they cannot be understood—it’s that they require a heart and mind open to the revelation of the Spirit who leads us into ALL truth.
We have to be willing to lay aside our own man-made agendas and opinions, and look afresh at God’s Word. We have to let Scripture interpret Scripture, rather than insist on our own interpretation. We have to be intellectually honest with ourselves when the biblical puzzle pieces don’t fit our view correctly.
When Jesus introduced the rapture and the end-time signs to His disciples, He told them that they are to know like Noah. What did Noah know? He knew God’s plan for saving creation from the devastating effects of evil. He knew the timing of the Flood that would bring a merciful reset.
Another reset is nearing the horizon. It is the 7th Day, the Day of the Lord, the Appointed Day. And it dawns with Christ’s second coming as He gathers His Body, the Church and Bride, together with Him at the rapture. Since believers are sons and daughters of the Day, it is our responsibility to “get in the know.”