Romans 8:18-22 (NKJV) “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly,
but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.”
You see, the revealing of the sons of God will happen.
1 John 3:1-3 (NKJV) “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”
There was, in my opinion, erroneous teaching that the earth will see the manifestation of the sons of God NOW. And this was clearly erroneous teaching. We that are born again are already here on the earth.
So why doesn’t the world see “the manifestation of the sons of God” now?
Why is it that they’re not fully convinced of what they’re supposed to see in us?
The answer is simple.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NKJV) “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
You see. The manifestation of the sons of God is just what John spoke of in his general epistle.
‘…but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.“
So when will the Lord Jesus be revealed?
The word revealed is, from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, “…g5319. φανερόω phaneroō; from 5318; to render apparent (literally or figuratively): — appear, manifestly declare, (make) manifest (forth), shew (self).
So when He appears, that’s when we’ll show up as He is.
Revelation 19:11-16 (NKJV) “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations.
And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.“
But before this event takes place, this must happen.
Remember when Paul said this?
1 Corinthians 15:50-55 (NKJV) “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”
Look at this concurring Scripture….
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 (NKJV) “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.“
These two events must happen before the Lord return with his true believers.
Look at what Jude wrote about what Enoch prophesied. Remember, Enoch was taken by the Lord into heaven (see Genesis 5:18-26 and Hebrews 11:5-6).
Jude 1:14-15 (NKJV) “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
This concurs with Revelation 19:11-16.
But the rapture must occur before then.
Many of us believe that the rapture of the true believers on earth will be the precursor event that signals the beginning of the last week of Daniel’s 70th week prophesy. It’s also called the Day of the Lord. It’s the date set by the Lord that will signal the complete end of sin (see Daniel chapter 9).
The reason why we will be returning with the Lord is that Jerusalem will be surrounded and this battle will be for the purpose of rescuing the Jews from total annihilation of the beast. Then Christ will reign for 1000 years. Then the battle of Gog and Magog (see Revelation chapter 20).
What we’ve been seeing is serious contractions.
Contractions is energy or force to push a baby out.
Like MOST contractions, it starts off with small signals, and over time, it increases with intensity until the birthing is complete. Over the last 2 thousand years, there’s been a series of contractions.
The Lord Jesus told us in the book of Matthew of a series of contractions.
Great Famines, Earthquakes, and Pestilences.
Part of these contractions is the epidemic of false prophets.
Part of these contractions will be economic.
Each time that there’s been a combination of these things, there’s been a considerable amount of increased contractions. Like waves hitting the shore.
For instance. Hurricanes that start off the shores of Africa and cross the Atlantic, the waves increase with intensity until the eye of the storm hits the predicted area.
The storm of the end times is just like this. This is just another way of putting it.
Contractions can’t be denied. The baby is coming. But remember. It takes 9 months for the fullness to be achieved. For years, I and many others have been watching the contractions.
I’ve prematurely said some things and I had to retract them. It took a while to learn how to watch and wait. The events that we’re seeing today is a contraction.
The key to understanding the events is to keep watching 3 things.
- The economic conditions of the world.
- The Middle East.
- The apostasy of the church.
When you see a systemwide economic collapse, it’s a possible precursor to control everyone’s ability to buy and sell.
HINT HINT…..masks, vaccines, stay home……get the mark of the beast worship his image or you won’t be able to buy or sell (see Revelation 13).
With the Middle East, Israel is the key player in the region.
When you see many that once believed in Christ defect, it’s clear that something is about to happen.
Because when you see the Dome of the Rock take a serious hit. When you see the 3rd Temple built on the Temple Mount, there should be no question that the end times contraction is reaching its final stage.
The contractions that we’re experiencing now, in my opinion, is a serious contraction that began at the beginning of 2020. Remember, the nations shut down. The economy shut down. Houses of worship shut down. It was called the beginning of the great reset.
It appeared to have achieved some, not all of its goals.
So keep watching, keep praying, and stay in Christ.