If you’ve been following this blog, by now you know that the Appointed Day is the Day of the Lord, the last Day in God’s prophetic Week. It is called Christ’s millennial reign because it lasts a thousands years, as do the other great Days. It dawns with the rapture of the Church to Heaven, and the revival of the Jews on earth when they finally recognize Jesus as the Messiah. “I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Luke 13:35).
That repentant declaration brings salvation and the latter rain outpouring of the Spirit on God’s people when they need it most. For the Antichrist’s coalition of armies are converging on Israel,
vehemently obsessed with wiping out the nation once and for all. But God has something else in store, “for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29 ESV).
What was foretold in the 70th Week prophecy of Daniel 9, and divinely paused mid-way into the Week, is now set back in motion. The final three tasks set forth in the prophecy shall now be fulfilled with Christ’s second coming. For God has given the Jews a future and a hope.
When Messiah the Prince, our Lord Jesus Christ, comes to Mt. Zion at the Last Day, that triumphant stand shakes the mountain, splits it in two, and makes a way of escape for the Jewish believers. Now filled with the power of the Spirit, the people don’t cower in fear. They become mighty men of strength and valor, doing great exploits in the name of the Lord.
As the immortal government seated with Christ before the throne of God, we release the archangel Michael and his angelic army to take down the evil spiritual hierarchy in the heavenlies. Satan and his minions fall to earth, displaced by the rightful rulers of the heavenlies—Christ and His Bride.
A major piece of the prophetic puzzle found in the Bible that we must put in place in order to understand the end times is that the last half of Daniel’s 70th Week prophecy covers the first 31/2 years of Christ’s thousand-year reign. It is a pivotal time in Israel’s history, in the time of the Church, and in God’s prophetic agenda of the plan of redemption.
Amazingly, few believers really know what happens during these 31/2 years. Stay tuned if you want to be “in the know.”