Welcome to Bible Prophecy Fulfilled!
We are NOT
living in the last days!
This is our conviction and we would like to communicate with you as to how and why we have arrived at this conclusion. We are not the only ones who believe this, it is an understanding held by others in our day, such as R.C. Sproul (The Last Days According to Jesus), C Peter Wagner (Dominion, Chapter 3), and Hank Hanegraaff (The Apocalypse Code), and it is an understanding held by the majortiy of Christians throughout the last 2000 years. Let us reason together as we search the scriptures to see if things being said in our day concerning the last days
are so, or not so
(Acts 17:11). Let us also consider that, “The first speech in a court case is always convincing, until the cross examination starts!”
(Prov.18:17) May this examination start now, as we reconsider what has been taught loud enough and long enough (for the last 150 plus years) on the subject of Eschatology.
We believe that the last days were the last days of the Old Covenant kingdom, (Mt.21:43, 1 Pet.2:9), and that kingdom's/nation's capitol city, and its temple, in relationship to the Old Covenant of law. (Galatians 4:24-26, 2 Cor.3:6-8, Rom.8:2) We do not believe that the last days are referring to the last days of the planet (Ecc.1:4, Ps. 78:69, 104:5), nor of the Church and the New Everlasting Covenant (Eph.3:21, Heb.13:20), but rather to be referring to the last days of the Old Covenant AGE, not Kosmos/Globe, which revolved around the Old Covenant temple (Mt.23:38, 24:2, 24:15). That temple, city, and nation, were a type and shadow of the true dwelling place of God fulfilled in Jesus Christ! (Jn.1:14, Mt.12:6, Rev.21:22, Eph.2:20-22, Heb.8:2, Col. 1:24, Jn.15:1-Mt.21:33,40,41-Israel the vineyard, a type. Jesus the vine in reality.) Jesus is the Sabbath rest, the Passover feast, the city of Jersusalem (prince of peace), the Israelof God (He shall be a prince of God). Does He not fulfill this definition ofIsrael? Is Jesus not enough? "Yes, Jesus is, but..." "Yes, Jesus and..." No if's, and's, or but's, Jesus plus nothing!!! Is He not the Promised Land (Mt.2:15), with ALL THE PROMISES OF GOD IN HIM...”? (2 Cor. 1:20, Mt.5:17,18, 2 Cor.5:17) Any other dwelling place is outside of Jesus Christ (Rev.22:15), and that place is destined for doom! This is why we oppose "True Replacement Theology”, which replaces Jesus Christ with a carnal kingdom (Jn.18:36, Lk.17:20,21, Heb.12:18) IN the Old Covenant format, IN the Middle East, instead of IN JESUS CHRIST (Jn.4:21-24)!
We understand the New Covenant to be a better covenant, perfect in everyway, lacking nothing, inclusive of all peoples, and excluding none! (Heb.8:6,Gal.3:28) We do not believe that an “Antichrist” is about to take over the world. The beast of Revelation (Nero=six hundred and sixty six with the Hebrew letter/number calculation) had his world turned upside down by the gospel of the kingdom’s power! (Acts 17:6) We believe that the gospel of the kingdom is the power of God, the highest authority on earth, and is able to turn any and all other kingdoms, communities, families, and individuals, upside down! (Rom.1:16, Mt.28:18, Acts 17:6, Rom.16:20, 20,25,26, Heb.11:33, Rev.2:26,27, 5:10, 1 Jn.5:4) We do not believe the evil report of an imminent and inevitable, worse and worse, darker and darker, predetermined doomsday forecast. We believe that this thinking has led to the Church’s goals being reduced to that of one on death row (i.e., short term goals). It has also led to a self fulfilling prophecy of defeatism, and to a belief that the kingdom of God is shrinking, rather than expanding and increasing. (Mt.13:33, Isaiah 9:7) Those days of doom were determined (Dan.9:27) upon the first century audience of the New Testament scriptures.
That tribulation was poured out upon that nation, city, and temple, within THEIR GENERATION. (Mt.23:36, 24:34, 12:39,41, 10:22,23, 16:28, Rev.1:1,3, 22:6,7,10,12,20) Old Testament apocalyptic/prophetic language and imagery is used throughout the book of Revelation, as well as in the Olivet Discourse (Mt.24, Lk.21, Mk.13). This figurative language, such as "Coming in the clouds", or "The sun, moon, and stars being darkened", must be understood from it's usage taken from the Old Testament scriptures (Such as, Isaiah 13:9,10, 19:1, Ez.30:3,4, 32:7-9, Gen.37:9,10). Interpreting New Testament prophetic passages by referring back to the language borrowed from the Old Testament will clear up much of the misunderstandings surrounding Bible Prophecy today. Most of the New Testament is a second look at issues, correcting misunderstandings. Let us take this approach into our own understandings concerning the last days and popular teachings on the subject. What we are taught (thought) effects what we do and how we do it. (Rev.2:6,15) We are not about ready to do a disappearing act (rapture-Jn.17:15), so lets deal with reality and apply New Testament prophetic passages (1/2 or more of the N.T.) correctly, in the right filing cabinet, and bring about a revolution in our world, with the power of Christ (not a revolutionary take over by the power of an Antichrist) and His Gospel, so as to TURN OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN!!!