Q: Why is it so important to know End Time prophecy?
JONATHAN CAHN: God is the God of the past, the present, and the future. He holds all of it in His hands. And it’s so important that we know the future is in His hands! What we should see through all of this is that God is in control, He is still on the throne, and He holds your future. And that’s something to rejoice about!
Q: Are we living in the last days?
SHAWN BOLZ: We’re seeing everything accelerate right now in technology, warfare, and disease. All of these are happening at the same time – good, bad, and ugly are all present. But we have this beautiful Biblical precedent to understand who God is in the last days and we also have Bible prophecy being fulfilled right now. I don’t know that any other generation could point to so many examples of that happening at once. But we can. That both excites me and creates a sense of urgency. As we’re crying out for Jesus to return, let’s also cry out that our hearts will be prepared to receive Him so that He can get the fullness of His reward.
JIMMY EVANS: In 2 Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul is telling the church at Thessalonica about the coming of Jesus and he only gives one sign that will precede the coming of the anti-Christ and return of Jesus. That sign was apostasy, a falling away from truth. Paul said there’s going to be a complete rejection of truth. We know that the anti-Christ is called the lawless one. Lawless there doesn’t mean he speeds and doesn’t pay his taxes! It means he’s against the Word of God. As much as Jesus Christ is the Word of God, the anti-Christ is against the Word of God. Now what we see right now is not just a world that’s kind of against the Word or kind of disagrees with the Word, but a world that absolutely hates and rejects every word of the Word of God. And that is telling us once again that the return of Jesus is very, very close.
Q: Why should believers look forward to the return of Jesus?
TROY BREWER: Jesus isn’t coming back as a bouncing baby boy alone in a manger. When He returns, He’s coming as the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah! He’s coming back with an outrageous shout and trumpet blast, and everyone is going to know who the King is! He’ll clean up shop, He’ll defeat the enemies of Israel, and then He’ll start setting things up. When God gets to rule the way that He wants to rule, then the world gets to be the way it was always supposed to be.
JASON SOBEL: In Jewish thought, one of the Thirteen Principles of Faith is to believe in the coming of the Messiah and, though He tarries, to wait for Him. Paul writes that there is a crown of righteousness not only stored up for him, but for all those who have longed for the Messiah’s appearing. I hope that your hearts are stirred and that there is a greater love and desire in your heart for the Bridegroom to come back for His bride. May you hope every day for His coming, and may that hope transform your life.
Q: How can we find hope in the face of tribulation?
SHAWN BOLZ: This theme of tribulation in the Bible was actually put there to prepare us that there are shaky times coming. There are things that are going to happen in our future that He wants to allow us to attach faith and also His love to. Because wherever God can bring His glory, His government increases – which is EVERYWHERE! And that is amazing! But so many times we get focused on the suffering or the warfare, and we lose our vision of who our God is in times of tribulation. I’ve been to many war zones, I’ve been in many dumps, I’ve been in many places where there’s already a type of tribulation. And even in those places, you can see the glory of God manifest. So when we read about the End Time tribulation in the Bible, we should have great faith that wherever there’s tribulation, there’s a greater increase of the glorious God that we serve.
Q: What is the purpose of the Millennial Reign?
JASON SOBEL: The second coming and the Millennial Reign are talked about in countless passages of Scripture, both in the Hebrew Scriptures and in the New Testament. But ultimately, when He returns to rule and reign, He’s going to restore the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven. As it was in the beginning in Garden of Eden, so will it be in the end.
Q: What is Israel’s place in the End Times?
SHAWN BOLZ: During a recent trip to Israel, I found myself constantly thinking of how we, as believers, are going to be spending a lot of time there! We’ve been grafted in. It’s one thing to be a friend of Israel, but another to understand that you’ve been grafted into the destiny of Israel. We have to attach not only our faith, but also our identity to this – this holy land is yours as well. Biblical prophecies about the End Times all involve Israel; this is a very real place that Jesus is returning to. So understanding this now will help you to understand part of your own destiny!
Q: Should believers be scared of the things to come?
TROY BREWER: In these last days, the Lord has called us to be a prophetic people who are constantly looking for the return of King Jesus. We should not be full of distress and feelings of impending doom, but rather looking for the glorious and imminent return of Jesus Christ. Pray about it, seek the Lord about it, decide that you’re going to grow in wisdom and understanding on these issues and be encouraged that there’s a greater measure of grace being poured out for you and your family in these last days!
JONATHAN CAHN: It’s easy when you look at End Time prophecy to be a little concerned or even scared. But you know what? It all leads to good! In fact, God saves the best for last. If you are His people, if you are born again, then there is something good in your future. We’re not headed to a funeral, we’re headed to a wedding celebration! So no matter what you’re dealing with, remember that in the Lord the best is yet to come!