Yes and no..
Recently I received a message through Facebook asking a question about the end-times. I feel as though there is so much fear in the Body of Christ about the end-times. So today, I want to share the questions and my reply. I pray it brings you peace and great HOPE. Hugs, Lynn
Lynn, how close do you think we are to the Tribulation and Jesus’ return?
Hi my friend, this is a difficult question as so many people have vastly different ideas of where we are in God's timeline. I will quickly share my thoughts about it all. PLEASE PRAY about what I share and ask the Holy Spirit to clarify and bring you peace.
Firstly, I'm of the opinion that God is on the move. I'm witnessing the "church" awaken from a slumber and GREAT things are happening in the Kingdom. And I believe we the church, are on the beginning edge of revival. So, I don't believe Jesus would return before this assigned season of the church is complete. I think there are many, many more souls God is after and I'm expecting to see Asia, Russia and many more countries come to faith. I'm praying for one billion. And I believe it is destined to happen. Salvations and gifting of the Spirit are happening in these countries and especially in the Muslim world. I’m convinced that God wouldn't cut short this revival. It simply doesn’t make sense. God isn’t a God who is confused or changes His plans on a whim.
I'm also of the opinion that as the church, God is asking us to pray for mercy instead of judgement. That is why the Bible said the blood of Christ speaks a better word than that of Abel. God wants to extend mercy through the church and not judgement.
Finally, the temple in Jerusalem must be rebuilt. That has not happened yet. I might re-evaluate my thoughts on this subject and the timing if reconstruction begins. But I truly foresee at least another 100 years ahead for the church.
Finally, I believe God gave a reprieve to the USA and extended another 10 years to His people to prosper us and to grow us up. He wants a mature, strong and fully equipped Bride. We aren't there yet. But Jesus is training all of us and we are on the “Fast-track.”
My friend, get ready because you are part of this amazing plan and your purpose in the entire history of the world is so very important. I truly believe this! Whatever challenge you are facing right now is making you stronger and ready to march for the Kingdom of God. SO much good is ahead for you. Hope this helps. Love you. Lynn