I’m convinced we are in the “last season” before Christ’s return. Incredible doors are being opened, and now is the time for the Church to emphasize getting the gospel to the last unreached people groups. We cannot know the time of the Lord’s return, but we can know the season: For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. … But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. (1 Thessalonians 5:2-4)
Friends, it’s imperative to understand that we are in “seasons of the last days.” It’s exciting and sobering as we see prophecies fulfilled faster than ever before. Consider only two key indicators of Christ’s return:
• The fulfillment of promises regarding the nation of Israel, and
• The proliferation of the gospel into all the world.
I challenge you to examine the prophecies regarding Israel, then to observe how the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is spreading. I believe God is accelerating events to align with His purposes in History. This upcoming young generation may well see God complete His Bride with worshipers from every tongue, tribe and nation.
God’s working gives us opportunities as part of the global Church like never before. Will you join us in praying for more laborers? Will you implore God to show you how you should take part in obedience to what He has asked us to do?
God’s mandate to the church to go into all the world and preach the gospel remains the same. Now is the time, I am convinced, for the Church to emphasize getting the gospel to the last unreached people groups. Let’s be sure that the Master finds us doing what he asked us to do when He returns!