Time’s Up! | 5.21.23 | Sunday AM | On Fire Christian Church

Time’s Up!

  1. We live in what is called the dispensation of Grace. It is a season that followed a season of law. The door of grace is open to all to come into the kingdom of God by faith in the blood of Jesus! But it is a season! One day that season will close and the door will be closed.
    1. “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John‬ ‭14‬:‭2‬-‭3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
  1. Jesus is coming again, this is the blessed hope of our salvation taught all through the word
    1. “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,”Titus‬ ‭2‬:‭11‬-‭13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    2. “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.” I Thessalonians‬ ‭4‬:‭16‬-‭17‬ ‭‬‬‬‬
  1. When?
    1. ““But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”. Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭36‬-‭42‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    2. “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭44‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬
  1. We should be expecting this day so that when it comes it’s no surprise
    1. “But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.”. I Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭4‬-‭11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
  1. The feasts of God were given as appointments
    1. “The Lord spoke again to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The appointed times (established feasts) of the Lord which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these:” Leviticus‬ ‭23‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭AMP‬‬‬‬‬‬
    2. The Lord has used in times past the feasts to prepare us for a visitation
    3. Passover-Jesus death buried and resurrection
      1. Pentecost- a harvest feast – Holy Spirit came
  1. Switch gears to the fact that the Lord has been gone from this planet for 2000 years
    1. “Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day. The Lord does not delay [as though He were unable to act] and is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is [extraordinarily] patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter‬ ‭3‬:‭8‬-‭9‬ ‭AMP‬‬‬‬‬‬
    2. “On the third day there was a wedding at Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;”. John‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬ ‭AMP‬‬‬‬‬
    3. ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” Revelation‬ ‭19‬:‭9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    4. Since first Pentecost in 30 A.D. it has been 7 years short of two thousand years 2030 marks two thousand years
  1. 2000 year or two day prophecies
    1. “Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.” Joshua‬ ‭3‬:‭4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    2. “I will return again to My place Till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.”. Hosea‬ ‭5‬:‭15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    3. “Come, and let us return to the Lord; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight. Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.”. Hosea‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬-‭3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    4. Israel cut off and revived the 3rd day during Millennium reign
    5. “On that very day some Pharisees came, saying to Him, “Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.” And He said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.’” Luke‬ ‭13‬:‭31‬-‭32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬
    6. The church age for 2k years
  1. John 2 the wedding the first miracle of wine representing the outpouring of the Spirit.
    1. “And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” John‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬ ‭‬‬‬
    2. The best wine till last is what the Lord is telling us
    3. “Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.” Joel‬ ‭2‬:‭23‬-‭24‬ ‭‬‬‬‬
    4. If God is saving the best wine for last we should be looking and pleading with expectation for His harvest
    5. First thing after the wedding of Cana he went into the temple to clean it up
    1. “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” John‬ ‭2‬:‭19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    1. The moment they crucified Jesus till now has been 2k years and He about to raise it up
    1. First thing after first outpouring of Spirit at Pentecost was go into the world to make disciples.
    2. Latter rain is coming and then This worlds time is up
  1. Time is running out! Christ’s return is eminent! It’s closer than we think!

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