By focusing so much on the supposed signs seen in current events, we’ve presented a distorted view of the events surrounding Christ’s return. We’ve been looking through one lens of the biblical binoculars--through the kairos (signs) lens only. That’s why so many people are confused by what they are hearing and seeing. We need both lenses. We need to see the chronos (prophetic times) given in God’s “witness”—His Word.
The chronos (prophetic times) recorded in God’s Word is plain to see. It’s not hidden in a complex numerical code. It’s not buried in figurative language that is open to interpretation. It is found in every book of the Bible in plain sight. All it takes are eyes that see—and an openness to lay aside what we think we know from human teachings and let the Bible interpret itself.
The fact that the Bible records God’s timing was known to the foundational Apostles who continued Jesus’ ministry and established the Body of Christ, also known as the Church. It was lost, just like other crucial principles of the faith, hundreds of years later when humanism and the Enlightenment began watering down the Bible to fit mankind’s view of their world at that time. This “timely message” is the last of the elementary principles of the faith (Hebrews 6:1-2) being restored to the Church at this “pregnant time.” Like Esther, we were born for such a time as this. To make the most of this time, we have to see how it fits into God’s great plan of redemption. We have to know the message and the plan.
The prophet Isaiah has just informed King Hezekiah of the impending Babylonian captivity of the nation. The prophet’s next words: “Comfort, yes, comfort My people, says your God.” How is this possible? It’s the principle found in Isaiah 59:19 – when the enemy comes in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord lifts up a standard against him.
For those who are earnestly seeking God in this time, He has a timely call. Isaiah declared it over two centuries ago (Isaiah 40:3-5). We have the privilege of fulfilling it.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make straight in the desert
A highway for our God.
And every mountain and hill brought low;
The crooked places shall be made straight
And the rough places smooth;
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
And all flesh shall see it together;
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
What does this call mean to you?