Dear Dr. Morgan,
I read the article from the prophecy leaders. As you say, "I read every word." Most interesting.
I pray that revival and breakthrough will be reality. Amen, In Jesus Name may it be so!
One thing I noticed in all of the prophecy there wasn't any mentioned concerning the prophecy of the Lord's return. No admonitions to ready oneself for that most important event--a paramount emphasis in the New Testament. Strange.
In fact, if all these prophecies are realized the "Kingdom Now" folks will be right. We will have prepared the earth for the King to come and receive His crown. I just read 2 Peter and chapter 3 gives another picture/prophecy. Peter says the people before the flood were "willfully" ignorant. They should have know--indeed they did know but refused to hear the preaching of Noah. Noah preached some 120 years and only 8 saved; however they were the only people left alive on earth. Peter also mentioned something about the "elements melting with fervent heat." Sounds like serious global warming to me.
What are we praying for when we pray for the peace of Jerusalem? We are praying for the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. There will never be peace in Jerusalem (or anywhere else on earth) until King Jesus sits on David's throne and rules and reigns in power and great glory.
Did Paul mention something about "perilous times" coming in the last days? Times that defy solution. While it is true that evil doers will wax worse and worse, this will not prevent the church from great revival.
I know I must be mistaken, but the article is so long I refuse to read it again. If they mentioned the Lord return, I will stand corrected. You are the Doctor of theology--you know.
Have a great day.
Your true friend,
[Editor's Comment: You know Wesley Russ is right. I don't plan to read through that long and extensive list of prophesies to see if they mentioned the Second Coming of our Blessed Lord. The Bible tells us that that event in our blessed hope. In my mind, where I sometimes think, I believe there is no mention of this glorious event in the long litany of prophecies. Why? How on earth could they miss it? We are all human and subject to missing the mark often. God help us.
Let us be mindful of the mindset of the Bereans mentioned in the Book of Acts. Here is what Dr. Luke wrote about them in his history of the early church:
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. 12 Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.
While we welcome prophecies that God is giving through His prophets, let us trust but verify. We must study the Scriptures for ourselves.
May I suggest that we read once again 1 and 2 Thessalonians. These two books written by the Apostle Paul are devoted to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Let us seek to find balance in our search for truth.]