Is it enough yet, have the Gentiles shown that they cannot rule in love, that greed, envy and pride are the paths they have chosen.
“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.” (Romans 11:25)
There are Jews and Gentiles, there are those who are of the seed of Abraham by the flesh, and those who are of Abraham by faith.
This time of the Gentiles began when King Zedekiah was led away captive to Babylon, it will end when that time has been fulfilled, and as with the Rapture, no man knows when that time will be. And so, I ask occasionally, is it enough yet.
“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24)
There was a time from Adam to Abraham, from Abraham to Moses, from the giving of the Law to these days of grace, when Christ paid the ultimate penalty for all the sins of mankind, there will be a time of great Tribulation, of a thousand years of Christ ruling on this planet. There will be a time when death, hell and all that are in that place of torment, Satan and all that were cast out of heaven with him will be put into the Lake of Fire. Then a new heaven and earth, then eternity. That is, in a nutshell, as they say, an encapsulation of everything from, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1) To “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20)
Many of you who are reading this short letter believe, and rightly so I would say, that we are in the end of the time of the Gentiles, we await the rapture, but not as our main focal point, we have, as it were my brothers and sisters in Christ, a long way to go, relatively speaking, before we enter into eternity. We are truly in the time, in my humble opinion of Daniel 12:4, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” And that abounding knowledge, that ability to see what is happening nearly anywhere on the planet almost instantaneously has led me once again to the opening statement of this poorly written letter, is it enough yet?
It is not that I focus continuously on the unrighteousness of mankind, or on his open rebellion against the Most High God, there are many acts of kindness available to view, many innocuous deeds that serve no purpose but for entertainment’s sake, but as ambassadors of the Kingdom of God, we are not here to be entertained, we are here to offer the message of salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and there are billions of people that have yet to hear the truth. And I believe we can all agree, the time to do that is running short.
“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” (Luke 17:26)
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;” (Luke 17:28)
If you are seeking the lost amongst the wicked, you are not overly concerned with the signs you have been blessed to see, the Rapture is not the foremost item on your mind, nor are the days of Tribulation that are approaching swiftly. You are not dwelling on the thousand-year reign of Christ or even on eternity, your heart, your desires to see the Almighty glorified, to lift up the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to all that will listen is, for you know not only that their time is short, but their end if they do not repent.
Your time, my friends, has only just begun.
Thousands of years of pain, suffering and sorrow will end when the Lord decides it is time. But not for many.
Keep that in mind.