Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What does the Bible say?

When do Gentile Times end?
The times of the Gentiles is a period of time allotted by God for the Gentile nations to rule the world. That period is outlined in Daniel 2:31-45. It is a judgment because Israel failed to be a testimony for God in the world (Lk. 21:24). Gentile times will end when Jesus takes His throne in heaven – Rev. 4:1-3. It will be the Lord’s Day, His day to rule. The day for the Gentile nations to rule will be over, but we read in Psalm 2 that they will continue to rule in usurpation. Christ will have to put down all rule and authority and power. For He must reign, till he hath put all enemies under His feet (I Cor. 15:24-25). That will bring on tribulation days (Revelation Chapter 6 through 19). How do we know that Christ has not been seated on His throne yet? Because the first rank overcomers are present in the throne room and witness the glorious event of His enthronement (Rev. 4:4-11). They have not been call up to glory yet, but it could be any moment. The 4 living creatures and the 24 elders (a representative number) are redeemed ones of the highest rank that were promised to be kept out of tribulation because they kept the word of Christ’s patience (Rev. 3:10). It is very clear in Revelation 5 that they are redeemed ones (Rev. 5:8-10). They worship Him as the worthy ONE to open the seals of the book of judgments (Rev. 5:14). All glory and honor to the Lamb of God.