Sign of the End

When the subject of the return of Jesus is raised, the question of what “sign” or “signs” will precede it is asked. Invariably, wars, earthquakes, tsunamis, famines, and similar catastrophes are proposed as harbingers of the End. However, Jesus himself gave us the definitive answer to this question, namely, the completion of the mission of the Church to proclaim his salvation and lordship to all nations.

Priestly Slaves

The man who decides to follow Jesus joins his “ Kingdom of Priests ,” and as one of his priestly representatives, the new disciple rules with him, both now and in the future. This understanding raises the question: How, exactly, does a believer participate in the sovereignty of his Lord and exercise his authority? Fortunately, Jesus and Paul have provided us with straightforward answers.

The Redeemed of the Earth

The Book of Revelation applies several terms to the saints who are being persecuted by the Devil and his earthly agents. They form a united company that transcends national, social, and cultural boundaries. What they have in common is their redemption by the “ blood of the Lamb .” For his disciples, “ tribulation ” and persecution are not aberrations. Persevering through trials while bearing witness is what it means to follow the “ Lamb wherever he goes .”

Decoding Bible Prophecy

Jesus of Nazareth is the one who unveils the Mysteries of God. Only he is qualified to reveal the nature of the “ unseen God .” In him, all the promises of God find their substance and fulfillment. He is the interpretive key that unlocks the Hebrew Scriptures and provides the correct understanding of Bible prophecy. This is especially so in the Book of Revelation where it is the sacrificial “ Lamb ” who reigns over all things from the Divine Throne.

The Age of Salvation

After his resurrection, Jesus declared: “ All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me, therefore, go and make disciples of all nations! ” He then dispatched his disciples to announce his Lordship and salvation to the “ uttermost parts of the Earth .” The Era of Salvation commenced with his death and resurrection; therefore, his  life-giving  message must be announced to all men. The Son of God has achieved salvation for his people!