Sunday, 16 July 2017
Why Watch And Pray? (BW31)
'Understand Mysteries of Daniel'
Dan 12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
Uniqueness of End time
1. Traveling long distances frequently is normal, some travel many miles to work daily which was impossible 2,500 years ago.
2. Knowledge is so advance that we have discovered so many of God's creation mysteries in physics, DNA, nanotechnology, medical fields, etc. and also super computers, AI, space travel, etc.
seal the book until end time
Dan 12:8-9 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, "My lord, what shall be the end of these things?" And he said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end."
This is clear to Daniel that all the prophecies and events shown to him concerning the end time are to be understood only in the end time. Daniel will not know the end time truth nor anyone else until the end time. Even when Daniel the prophet (commended by our Lord Jesus Himself) desired to understand the end time truth, he was denied the request for the truth was closed.
Mat 24:15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand),"
However, the understanding will come when we humble ourselves before Him and obey His words. For the understanding of the Abomination of Desolation (Antichrist), we must read Daniel. Brethren, humble yourself, be wise and obedient o Him.
Dan 12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand."
What about our Lord Jesus?
Mark 13:32-33 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
Our Lord Jesus did not know the day nor hour of Rapture then, for the Father did not reveal it to Him. He knew only what was shown to Him (when He was man, a servant). After His resurrection, He was glorified to become part of the triune Godhead again and therefore knows everything again.
These 2,000 years, our Lord knew that we do not need to understand end time prophecies. In the last days all Christians must have truth and a good knowledge of the end time Antichrist and his deceptions. For the Antichrist will come as an angel of light using signs and wonders, healings, miracles, lying wonders (with his demonic forces acting as ministers of righteousness) to help, relieve and comfort the people who were traumatized and had suffered much in WW3.
John 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner."
Mark 13:33 " Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is."
If we 'take heed, watch and pray' then we are obedient to Him, and He will revealed the end time prophecies and truth to us. Unfortunately, last generation Christians are rebellious and wicked for they love money, pleasures, the things of the world, etc. more than God (2Tim 3:1-7) with many becoming unbelieving scoffers.
2Pet 3:3-4 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation."