I asked Abba this question and got two immediate answers to the question. The first was that people would be saying, ‘Where is the promise of his coming?”, and the other was, “Will Adonai find faith when he comes again?”
You see, I was asking if Yeshua was ever coming back, as I was feeling as if no progress to his return was being made.
We have had a lot of change in how the Word of G-d goes out, but so much of what is happening because of the Word being preached worldwide is not talked about. I think it is because it shows how little of G-d we have in the West, and how much our news is slanted to those things that are flashy, confrontative, and ungodly.
We have evil things and ideas mixing within our Western Churches in the highly developed nations. Praise and the enjoyment of Praise are more important than prayer, and more important than a message that strikes the heart with fear that we are not doing love in a way that Yeshua would recognize. All ways to reach G-d are being celebrated, because G-d loves us, and understands where we are coming from…right? It doesn’t seem to matter in the Western Nations that Yeshua said that the only way to G-d was through him. That sort of thing is unloving, and unfair, and discriminatory.
The idea that homosexuality is considered by G-d to be an abomination also is unloving, unfair and discriminatory, and so gay men and lesbian women are being ordained in many a church, and marriages between same sex couples celebrated without a blink at how strange this would be to a church 50 years ago, much less to Yeshua.
And worshiping other gods? Well, names that are well known in religions outside of the worship of YHVH, even that of Lucifer, and Astoreth and Kali are being preached from the same pulpits in the churches that have praise rather than prayer and psychologically appropriate readings as opposed to sound teaching from the one book that matters. But I daresay I should not say so…I might be criticizing someone else’s favorite book, and thus being unkind, unloving, unfair and discriminatory.
That shows that very few people in the Western developed nations will be in faith when Yeshua returns…they are far more likely to be worshipping idols, and enjoying great concerts at their churches. Of course, they will not be hearing anything that Yeshua has said, or the Prophets before him or what is in the Torah that was given by YHVH
And I suppose they will begin to ask as well, “Where is the promise of his coming, because he isn’t here!”
That and the diminishing amount of faith in the Western developed nations means that Yeshua must be a lot closer to coming that I would ever have guessed…had I not asked Abba what was going on.
There will be fewer and fewer Believers in the Western developed nations, but in less developed nations of the east, and north and south, news of Yeshua is running like wildfire. And the Jews in Israel are finding Yeshua to be their Mashiach in greatly increasing numbers, while the persecution of their efforts to reach more people in Israel is being condemned, and legislated against, while death threats are made by Rabbinical Jews against Messianic Jews who preach the Gospel to anyone who will hear them.
And thus, the people in developed nations are being led away from Yeshua, and those who wish to find him are dissuaded, and punished, and even killed.
I asked G-d, “Where is the promise of his coming?” I was frustrated, and tired of all that is being done in the world. He asked me if there will be faith when Yeshua returns…in the world…in me.
Look and see. Yeshua will come when it is time…when the last person known by G-d to be open to Yeshua has repented, and come to a saving knowledge of Yeshua. There are still people who can be reached by those who love Yeshua and talk of him to others, so Yeshua will probably not come today. Good…it gives us time to reach others.
Will Yeshua come next week? Perhaps not. Next year? I would like that, but there are prophecies outstanding that are to happen before Yeshua comes.
Within the next decade? That is entirely possible…I hope it is not probablematical, even though I have no taste for G-d’s punishment landing on anyone. The sand is slipping through the hourglass, and although YHVH Tsava’ot is very patient, and does not think as we do, nor count time and effort and pain in the ways that we are accustomed to considering, his patience with those who seek evil will run out.
Look up, the end is approaching, and our Redemption does draw nigh. The hour is late, and ‘the night will soon be here when no one can work.’ John 9:4 (NJB)