When we have both the chronos timing and the kairos signs, we can view current and future events from God’s perspective. This full view can keep us from being deceived and it can keep us on track.
On track with what? Our assigned task of preaching the Gospel of Christ. The word “gospel” means good news. The good news is God’s plan of redemption through Christ. The plan involves both His first and second coming.
Hebrews 6:1-2 lists the elementary principles or foundational teachings of this Gospel.
Notice the last item. It concerns the end-times. The Apostle Paul considered understanding the end-times as a basic, foundational doctrine! Yet most churches shy away from it. The result is that the Body of Christ in general is ill-equipped to be the lights Jesus Christ intends us to be in these last days. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14).
It’s time to lay aside our preconceptions about the end-times and look at God’s Word—really look at it, with fresh eyes. It’s time to let the Spirit open our eyes to what the Bible says about resurrection, judgment, and what we shall see at the end of this age and in the age to come.
If you don’t know what those terms mean, stay tuned.