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Signs of the Coming of Jesus (1 of 3)

Mike Connell

He's talking of something supernaturally formed, “without hands” - meaning it's happened from God. It struck the image, on the feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.

Daniel 2:44 – ““In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever”

He said: in as much as you saw the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and broke in pieces - the iron and the bronze and the clay and the silver and the gold – “the great God has made it known to the king what shall come to pass in the future”.

In fact, that prophesy is a prophesy of all the world kingdoms that would come to pass; and it says that in the very End Time, there is a kingdom that will come, and it will be a rock taken out of a mountain, made without hands, that will smash that kingdom down, and then expand and fill the whole earth.

He's talking about the kingdom of God.

Daniel 7:27 – “And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him”

He's had a vision of the coming kingdom of God, in all its glory. He's seen what will happen. He's seen the disruption of the powers of heaven; the transformation of the earth; and the kingdom of God established. That kingdom starts in your heart. The kingdom is within you.

When God puts His spirit in you, you are joined to the King. You become part of a kingdom. However, you've got to decide whether you'll grow. You must decide - will you let the spirit of God bring transformation? You must decide whether you'll let the Lord prepare you, so that at the time of His coming…

#1 - You're ready

#2 - You qualify for all the things He has prepared, for those who love Him.

The Bible is God's book - His story; and in His story, there are many prophesies through the Bible. The prophesies in the Bible all refer to, and carry a revelation of, Jesus and His work.

For example, when Jesus was born, in Jesus' life and ministry, there were at least 18 prophesies - specific details about His life, that were prophesied through the Bible, by different prophets - and all of those were fulfilled. Then there's another 16 prophesies about Israel, and what would happen to Israel - and all of those have become true. If you've got prophesies or foretelling of the future - firstly about the coming of Jesus; and secondly, about the nation of Israel - and all those ones have been fulfilled… that's a pretty good record!

So then, what other prophesies are there? There's a whole heap of prophesies about Jesus coming, about His return, of which the church remains ignorant; and if you're ignorant of what is coming, then you live in fear of what is now. Across the world, everyone is scared. I mean, to act rationally, and reasonably, and safely - that's one thing; but to be in fear - that's another. That's another.

God knows the beginning from the end. God has a plan that He's outworking; and the prophesies in the Bible are accurate. The Bible can be relied upon, because God knows the end from the beginning. If we were to read today some prophesies of things to come… you better know they're going to come - they will unravel as certainly as you're sitting here. The only question is whether you recognise them – that they're unravelling before your very eyes. We're living in the hour when these things are unravelling now. What a great hour to be alive! Glory to God!

Let's read in Matthew 24. I'll read about 14 verses, and Jesus brings revelation of the End Times. In other words, He acts as a prophet. Jesus not only was a great apostle, He's also a great prophet. That was prophesied by Moses - another prophet will come. He's the Great Prophet. He's now standing in His office as a prophet, saying: I'm going to tell you things are going to happen at the End Times. I'm going to prophesy for you the next 2000 years.