Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in Biblical times and to have your life as part of the story? Wonder no more. You are living in Biblical times and your life is part of the story. One of the most written about generations in the Bible is the generation alive on Earth when the Lord Jesus Christ comes for His church and then comes to Earth to bring His kingdom and reign for a thousand years. All of this is foretold in the Bible through the Lord Jesus and the prophets. Jesus wants His church to recognize their times and to redeem the time.
The purpose of MorningComes.blog is to help bring understanding of what is happening in the world and how to use the time for the purpose God has for His church in the last
generation. Jesus said it would be very simple to recognize the last generation. He said to watch Jerusalem (Luke 21:24). Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. Jesus and the Bible prophesied of a reborn nation of Israel that will once again have authority over Jerusalem. Israel as a nation was reborn in 1948. Jerusalem took full control of Jerusalem in 1967. Jesus says the generation that sees this will see the second coming of Jesus (Luke 21:28-36).
Jesus wants us to know the time we live in for three reasons. First, we will be the generation of the church that completes the Great Commission. Second, it will be an age of the church marked by false teaching, great immorality, and lukewarm Christians. Third, it will be a time so busy and troubling that being preoccupied with the cares and anxieties of daily living will keep people from watching and praying.
One role God has given within the church is as Watchman. Early in my Seminary life God made that calling of Watchman so clear through the call of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 3:16-21). Watchmen had a particular role in ancient Israel of keeping watch through the night as people slept. They were to awaken and warn people of danger if it was threatening. A key passage that God has used in my life and ministry is Isaiah 21:11-12:
“One is calling to me from Seir, “Watchman, what time of the night? Watchman, what time of the night?” The watchman says, “Morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire; come back again.”
How can a watchman look at a night and say that the signs indicate that both morning is coming and also the night? This prophecy has particular application to our generation. The signs indicate Jesus is coming soon for His church. We see the approaching of the dawn, when Jesus comes to take His bride home. This is the blessed hope that causes us to lift our eyes in anticipation of His coming. But this day will also bring the terrible night of seven years of trouble and great tribulation that will precede the coming of Jesus to bring His kingdom to earth for a thousand years.
In this blog, we will look together at the signs of Biblical prophecy being fulfilled daily. We will bring clarity to Biblical teaching of the spiritual and moral issues we will face. We will have times to lament. We will have times to reflect. We will have times of devotional thoughts. We will have times of Biblical exposition, explanation.
Joining me on this blog will be my daughter Jennifer Hall. She is a wife, a mother of three, and a woman of great insight, wisdom, wit, and spiritual depth. She will bring a unique voice to the issues of the day. She will speak to the hearts and minds of her generation and her children’s generation.
We hope to have opportunity for some interaction with us through a commentary opportunity with each new post.