We’re living in the end time, but don’t let that scare you. There’s a bright side!
Before the tribulation, the mark of the beast, etc., God is going to unveil His glory in faithful disciples of the Messiah, resulting in history’s greatest worldwide revival–God’s ‘innumerable’ end-time harvest.
Ancient Hebrew scriptures, the New Testament, and the Dead Sea Scrolls all promise that God will unveil His radiant glory in His faithful disciples for all the world to see.
Here are three representative examples of this promise:
• “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to
righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3 NASB)
• Jesus said, “THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.” (Matthew 13:43 NASB)
• “The Sons of Righteousness shall shine to all ends of the world, continuing to shine forth until the end of the appointed season of darkness.” (from the War Rule Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls)
God offers us His love, hope, light, and life to replace the oppression, darkness, violence, and death we’re now experiencing in all nations under Satan’s kingdom–whose time is ending.
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The summer before my daughter was born I went fishing with my friend Gary Castle in a 16-foot aluminum skiff in the ocean near Juneau Alaska, where we lived.
Juneau must be the most beautiful American city of all; perched against the base of gray granite mountains, surrounded by white & blue glaciers, green spruce forests, and protected from the open Pacific ocean by a hundred miles of barrier islands.
It was one of those rare, clear blue days, with a Carolina-blue sky that reflected off the ocean as a deep, royal blue. The spruce-covered mountains contrasted against the sky and water with a rich, dark green. A few puffs of clouds added bright white to balance the colors into a taste of heaven. The salty breeze was warm enough to shed our sweaters.
We were trolling slowly for King Salmon, using 6″ herring as bait. It wasn’t long before BAM!! — my rod bent half over and fishing line started singing out of my reel!
I grabbed my rod out of its holder and discovered something I’d never experienced before; the feeling of a strong, wild king salmon that didn’t want to be caught. The fight lasted more than 20 minutes, during which neither of us knew what the outcome would be. Would the line snap? Would my knots hold? Or would he live to fulfill his mission of spawning upstream?
Finally, my friend used the net to scoop the king out of the water and into the boat. What a beautiful, 25-pound silver fish! So sleek and strong. He was the only king salmon I ever caught, but to this day I count this as one of the most exciting and enjoyable contests I’ve ever experienced.
Today I was thinking about how readers would react to my book Overcomers’ Treasure Map when they read it. My mind immediately went to the time I caught my king salmon. I believe readers will have a similar experience. The ideas in the book will powerfully challenge them, just as that fish challenged me. And, when they’ve wrestled with the new concepts, and digested them, I trust they’ll have the same feeling of satisfaction as I had when we netted him into the boat.