Friday, 18 October 2019
This classic eschatology is based on a desire to see the return of Yeshua, longing for his return (Titus 2:13). We desire to live in such a way that history is moved forward to the day of his return (hastening the day of God the day of his coming II Peter 3:11) Before Yeshua returns we have to see these five.
First, people of God all over the earth are passionate about Yeshua and are in revival. This view of a last days mighty revival goes back to the Puritans of the 1600s. This revival will lead to fulfilling the destiny of the Church to his second coming.
Secondly, we must see the Body of Believers come into unity and fulfill the prayer of Yeshua that his people would be one, loving and serving one another. Then the world will believe that the Father sent the Son. This is connected to and intertwines with revival.
Third, we must see the work of world evangelism reach every people group with an adequate witness. This side of the second coming, the Gospel must be preached to all nations (ethnicities) and then the end of this age will come and the subsequent establishment of the Age to Come (Matthew 24:14).
Fourthly, we Jewish believers in Yeshua with the Gentile followers of Yeshua must bring Israel to jealousy leading to life form the dead (the second coming; Romans 11:11-15). Israel is still God's elect people and all his elect in Yeshua form all nations will join with the Messianic Jews to see all Israel saved.
Fifth and last, and an obvious corollary is that there must be a leadership throughout the world that has the influence to lead the Body of Believers to bring the fulfillment of the first four pillars. This is implied in Ephesians 4 that the leaders with the five functions equip or align the Body until we come to the unity of faith, "to mature adulthood to the measure of the stature of Messiah's fullness."
This excerpt was taken from my article.