The Great End Time Revival
I have heard it said, “Before the Lord returns there is going to be a great influx of new converts flooding into the kingdom of God.” I don’t believe that is going to happen until after the rapture takes place and I will tell you why. If it happened before then it would be contrary to every other time era that came to an end.
In the book of Genesis when the flood came, God told Noah it was coming because the hearts of the people were evil continually. He started over with 8 people, Noah and his wife, and his sons and their wives. When Jesus came, God’s people were captives of the Roman empire and practicing a form of religion. God started over with 120 people in an upper room. And now the hearts of the people are once again cold toward God and His Holy Spirit and are trying to replace Him with a one world government controlled by man. Are you beginning to get the picture?
In Genesis, the people rejected God and a great flood came wiping out everything. In the gospels, the people rejected God’s Son and nailed Him to a cross and God’s people lost their temple and their land and were dispersed around the world suffering horrible tragedy for 2000 years. Now the people are rejecting the Holy Spirit, and once the rejection of the Holy Spirit is complete a total rejection of the God Head will have taken place and tribulation such as the world has never seen will come upon the earth. Jesus told His disciples when the end came in Matthew 24:37, “The times would be like they were in the days of Noah.” And, “Unless that time was shortened; no man would survive.” (Matthew 24:22) These indicators do not sound to me like there is a great world revival coming before the tribulation period begins, but if God didn’t hold back, all of mankind would be destroyed just like it was in the days of Noah. Plus the fact there has never been a great influx of people entering the kingdom of God before a catastrophic event occurs, but there have been afterward.
Evil is becoming more prevalent just as it did when men rejected God the Father in Genesis, God the Son in the gospels, and now God the Holy Spirit during this church age. People are falling under the spirit of deception that has come upon the earth and are being drawn away from the living God to follow a devil. How easily man is deceived into thinking he can move God out of His creation and take His place. God’s justice is not far off because it isn’t just a country trying to remove God from the memory of their fellow countrymen, but the whole world is joining forces to try to remove God from the earth. Therefore, God will trouble the whole world in an unprecedented measure to let mankind know He isn’t going anywhere. “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness. The world and those who dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1)