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A Rapture Reality (2 of 3)
Series: Second Coming
Now with our Bibles opened to Genesis 5, we're thinking again today on the subject: The Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Here is the message of the Bible: Jesus is coming! Jesus has come! Jesus is coming again! If you believe Jesus has come, then you shouldn't have any trouble believing that Jesus is coming again for the same book that tell us that Jesus has come, tells us that Jesus is coming again!
Now on God's timeline, Jesus' sacrificial death ended the Old Testament era of Law and gave birth to the New Testament age of grace: salvation by grace through faith in Christ's atonement.
Listen to how Peter describes this in 1 Peter 1.10-11, ''Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.''
So when it comes to God's timeline, the sacrificial death of Jesus ended the era of the Law giving birth to the church age. That began when the Holy Spirit came and came to stay, Peter preached an anointed message and 3000 people invited the living savior into their lives and the church was born!! We would call them ''charter members.''
And since that day, we have been living in the church age and we're still there today.
The church age is the age of grace!
The church age is the age of mercy!
The church age is the age of forgiveness!
The church age is the age of salvation!
Now because the church age is all we've ever known and because it's been taking place now for 2000 years, we tend to think that the church age will have no end. But not so! There is coming a day, I no not when, when the church age will come to an end and the Bible describes that day as the rapture, the next prophetic event on God's calendar.
Now what can ...
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