Well, its Friday – happy ‘survived another week’ day, people of earth – and my weekly update on the book project.
1 John 2:18
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
I am working on a Spiritual non-fiction book about discerning the antichrist.
As much as I’d like to cut it to below 350 pages, it looks like it will be above that, as there is a whole lot of information.
The book contains a lot of exposition of prophecy, both New Testament prophecies regarding the end of days, and Old Testament prophecies regarding both the end of days, and the initial of Christ.
Probably more than any book on the last days that you may have read (at least more than any I have read) the focus is Gospel-centric scriptural study, rather than a comparison of prophecy to contemporary events. I believe that seeing the latter-day prophecies this way, and being thoroughly grounded in them from such a stand-point will be better for safeguarding us against deception than discussing current events, further, in looking at the Truth of scripture from the Gospel focus we should be able to prevent contemporary biases, and partisanship (which, itself, leads to corruption, partisanship being a fruit of the fear of man, which is the root of the antichrist spirit – the number of the beast is MAN’s number (Rev. 13:18)).
My belief is that we are currently on the cusp of the end of the age; that the Beast has risen from the sea as prophesied, and what we await now is the abomination of desolation before the time of the utter end. I believe that expositing, and understanding the prophecies of these times are what will safeguard us in the days ahead, not speculations on contemporary events.
Speaking to the Sanhedrin in His day, Jesus said:
When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
In context, they did not perceive that the time of Messiah’s visitation was upon them, though the prophets had clearly revealed many signs of His coming, and even the timeframe in which He would arrive (regarding that see post: The Generation of Christ’s Earthly Reign (Or, ‘Understanding Daniel 9:27’)). But specifically the problem was that though they had the clear prophecies of His coming, they were not in tune with the Spirit of God, they were in tune with what was happening in the natural only. Like them, we could focus on politics, and contemporary events, discerning – prophetically speaking – the global weather in the natural; but are we perceiving in the Spirit according to God’s Word the time and season we are in? Can perceive the signs of the time?
The greater body of the book is completed, but I still have a lot of work to do. Prayers are much appreciated. Looks like I will have more time to work on it full time, so still hoping to have it published in 3-4 weeks (but will publish it, and let you know as soon as it is ready).
For those with a present interest, feel free to peruse my blog; if your interest is content which exposits prophecy below is a link to some commentary I wrote on the New Testament fulfillment of the first 5 chapters of Isaiah. If fiction is more your cup of tea, I have added a link to a brief short-story below that ((which could be the beginning of a longer story if I ever get the time for it; I have some ideas for Novels if the Lord opens up the opportunity for me to write full time as a profession). You can also find my first book about the ministry of John the Baptist here: More than a Prophet (For: Elijah must come before the great and terrible day of the Lord (Mal 4:5).)
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Friday – May Christ be in all you do!