This morning at Cornerstone, the message was about Revelation 10-11. While the interpretation of the passages was discussed, it was pointed out that the more you search in scripture, the less you will probably understand. This wonderful thing will happen and “you’ll think you get it and you’ll want to tell everyone. But you won’t. You can’t completely understand Jesus.”
Revelation is one of my favorite books of the Bible because of strong imagery, but I have never studied it seriously before. Several things that happened today told me that I should, as well as the books of the major prophets.
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Yes, the Bible says that no one knows the date or hour (Matthew 24:36), but it is our duty to know the time and generation by seeking it out in the scriptures. As children of God, we should be paying attention to what the spirit is doing globally and know how to identify the season we are in.
Matthew 24:33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.
I don’t want to stand by and not be engaged in what is happening. I want to be an “anointed observer” – someone who knows what events are happening in the nations and by watching and praying, knowing what the spirit is doing.