KNOWLEDGE, WITHOUT APPLIED WISDOM, IS JUST USELESS INFORMATION

Michael J. Young, Sr.

AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,

’God says,
           ‘THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND;
            AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY,
            AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS,
            AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS;

EVEN ON MY BONDSLAVES, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN,
            I WILL IN THOSE DAYS POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT
            And they shall prophesy.'

Joel 2:28,29

 

 

Acts 2:5  "Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language. 7They were amazed and astonished, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8“And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? 9“Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.” 12And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others were mocking and saying, “They are full of sweet wine.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Peter’s Sermon

Acts 2:14  "But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. 15“For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day; 16 but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:

      17 ‘AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,’ God says,
            ‘THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND;
            AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY,
            AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS,
            AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS;

      18 EVEN ON MY BONDSLAVES, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN,
            I WILL IN THOSE DAYS POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT
            And they shall prophesy.

      19 ‘AND I WILL GRANT WONDERS IN THE SKY ABOVE
            AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BELOW,
            BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND VAPOR OF SMOKE.

      20 ‘THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS
            AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD,
            BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME.

      21 ‘AND IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.’


 

 

 

 

Peter says, in Acts 2:16

"...but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:" 

Is Peter is telling this assembly that they are witnessing an event which was prophesied by Joel approximately 900 years earlier and says, "AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS"?

Is this even possible?  Was Peter mistaken?  Is this event, recorded in Acts chapter 2, to be considered as having occurred "IN THE LAST DAYS"? 

I ask again,

are we to consider the 1st century as

THE LAST DAYS?

 

Look, also, in

 

Hebrews 1:1 "God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world."

 

If this is so, if 'The Last Days' began in the 1st Century AD, then it is earth-shaking news.

First, it would mean that the first first five seals are in process, now!

 

Secondly, it would mean that the "Time, Times and a Half Time" (three and one half years) would not start at the breaking of the first seal, but would begin at the breaking of the Sixth Seal.

It would then mean that the time lapsed between the breaking of the SIXTH SEAL and the desecration of the Temple would be three and one half years, which would be the mid-point of the Tribulation!

 

Why is this important to us? 
 


It is important because, as a Christian, thinking that you will be "Raptured' off this planet and into heaven before the End of Days and the tribulation begins, only to suffer the first three, four or five periods (breaking of the Seals of Revelation) of the tribulation?  Imagine how that might affect your ability to "endure to the end" in the face of these coming disasters, calamities, famines, earthquakes and wars.

I believe our theologians, once again, have miscalculated the timing and urgency of this prophecy and have left us vulnerable.

 

It is important because, Jesus is very clear about what we are to be doing in preparation for these horrendous events.  And, very few are even aware of this assignment and fewer yet are doing them.

This becomes more of a concern when we read, Luke, Chapter 6:46

 

"Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?  47  "Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:  48  he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.  49  "But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."

It is important because, there are those who depend on you to 'give them their food at the proper time'.  If you are not doing what Jesus commands, then are you, too, the 'evil slave' or the 'foolish virgin'?

Matthew 24:50  "... the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know,  51  and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."


Matthew 25:10  "And while they were going away to make the purchase (of oil for their lamps), the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.

11  "Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’

12  "But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’

13  "Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour."

 

Let me say, that if you endure these wars, famines, earthquakes and persecution and then find yourself standing, gazing, horrified at these surreal events in the heavens, you were not ready:

 

"The sun became black as sackcloth of hair,

and the moon became as blood;

And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth,

even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together;

and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."

Revelation:  The Fuel Project: The 6th Seal, transitions from tribulation to Wrath
Revelation: The 6th Seal - Transition Tribulation To Wrath

If you would be interested in joining in on a short 5-part online conference Bible Study after the first of the year, on this subject, please send me a note here and I will send you more details.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Your Friend and Brother in His Cause, until He returns

Mike Young

 

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