by Henry Mate
The world we are in is plagued with myriads of shortcomings. Why? Is Elohim
really in control? Why doesn’t He put an end to these evils? War, disease, famine,
earthquakes, death etc. What is happening? Everywhere you will hear people
saying ‘it is the end of age’.
Only a few realize the reason this is happening is because earth, and all upon
it, has an ENEMY, an imposter who deceives mankind.
Paul, writing to the set-apart ones in 2 Corinthians 4:4-5, calls him “the mighty one” (who) hath blinded the minds of them that believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
This enemy is known by various names, such as “devil” (a word that means accuser or slanderer) and “Satan” in John 13:2 and 27,
the evil one (Matthew 5:37),
the enemy (1 Peter 5:7),
the accuser of our brothers and sisters (Revelation 12:10),
the destroyer (Revelation 9:11),
murderer, liar, and the father of lies (John 8:44),
the ruler of the kingdom of the air (Ephesians 2:2),
the spirit now at work in those who are disobedient (Ephesians 2:2),
the great dragon (Revelation 12:9),
the tempter (Matthew 4:3),
the thief (John 10:10),
the enemy (Matthew 13:39),
the prince of this world (John 14:30)
We are made aware that this same Prince is the cause of all these catastrophic upheavals. Yehshua stresses in Revelations 12:9 “And the great dragon was thrown out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who leads all the *world astray.”
He was thrown to the earth, and his messengers were thrown out with him.
Let us hear Luke expound in Luke 2:1,”And it came to be in those days that a decree
went out from Caesar Augustus for all the world (G3625) to be registered.
οἰκουμένη oikoumenē oy-kou-men’-ay
Feminine participle present passive of G3611 (as noun, by implication of G1093); land, that is, the (terrene part of the) globe; specifically the Roman empire: – earth, world.
The world, at this time, was that which was under the control of the Roman Empire. Going back to 2 Cor.4, the period of Roman rule may be termed as an “aion” in Greek. “The age”.
We read in Mark 10:30-31 that it is ‘this time’,
Mar 10:30 but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands with persecutions, and in the world to come, eternal life. 31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
It is after Yehshua ‘s second coming that this prince will be judged for all the evils he will have caused.
In John 16:7-11, we note why Yehshua had to return to the Father, “But I say the truth to you. It is better for you that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you at all, but if I go, I shall send Him to you. 8 “And having come, He shall convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment: 9 concerning sin because they do not believe in Me; 10 concerning righteousness because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 concerning judgment because the ruler of this world is judged.
Romans 16:20, And the God (Hebrew word is Elohim) of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrew words are Master Yehshua the Messiah) be with you. Amen.
1 John 5:18-19 ” If then that is so then, “We know that everyone having been born of Elohim does not sin, but the one having been born of Elohim guards himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. 19 We know that we are of Elohim, and all the world lies in the wicked one.” (The Scriptures TS2009)
And because this is that age (aion) and Oikoimene, what should the believers anticipate?
Matthew 6:9-10, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in
It should, therefore, be our wish and prayer, that very soon His kingdom comes.
Let’s look at Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
Brethren, we have been praying, when will we be given our wish?
Messiah told His disciples in Matt.26:41 to “watch and pray” as He had taught them earlier. When may this kingdom come? May this be sooner than you think.
Matthew 19:27-28, “Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the *regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
*Regeneration is when creation will be made new.
Titus 3:5-8 says,”Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy He saved us, by the washing of *regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; note 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men”.
Regeneration in Greek is paliggenesia -new birth, reproduction, renewal, recreation, regeneration hence renovation, regeneration, the production of a new life consecrated to God, a radical change of mind for the better. The word is often used to denote the restoration of a thing to its pristine state, its renovation, as a renewal or restoration of life after death; the renovation of the earth after the deluge; the renewal of the world to take place after its destruction by fire, as the Stoics taught the signal and glorious change of all things (in heaven and earth) for the better, that restoration of the primal and perfect condition of things which existed before the fall of our first parents, which the Jews looked for in connection with the advent of the Messiah, and which Christians expected in connection with the visible return of Jesus from heaven. Knowing this Paul writing the Corinthians said, 1 Corinthians 15:50,”Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption”.
Let me take that we have understand the time when things will be new. It is when Divine rule will have taken over this world.
Why did I say the time may be very soon? It is because man’s rule is about to end.
In Gen 6:3 we are reminded man’s rebellion is about up:
Genesis 6:3 And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, in his erring; he is flesh. Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
One hundred and twenty years. The Hebrew word translated as years means “a cycle of time” and the context determines what that cycle is. This is a prophetic utterance that does not refer to an individual has a mandate to live 120 years, but rather the length of time for His people. How many people do you know live to be 120 years of age then die? Likely NONE! His people is Israel. When you become a follower of Messiah, you are adopted into the family of Israel. You are no longer a gentile, but an Israelite. Israel has 120 “cycles of time”.
What is this cycle of time? It is a Jubilee Cycle, which is 49 years. Seven sets of seven years each.
120 cycles of time devoted to man-kind or 120 Jubilee cycles
× 49 (number of years in a Jubilee cycle)
= 5,880 years, which is AD 2044.
That completes the time for man-kind on this earth.
It also completes the 6th millennial day. All has been fulfilled.
The following year, AD 2045, is the first year in the NEXT cycle of time. The beginning of the 7th millennial day. It is also the Jubilee Year. It is a NEW creation. We are no longer mortal man striving on this earth. His plan of restoration will be completed and the 7th millennial day of rest begins.
Rev.11:15,”And the seventh messenger sounded, and there came to be loud voices in the heaven, saying, “The reign of this world has become the reign of our Master, and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Rev.21:1-3,”And I saw a renewed heaven and a renewed earth: for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 And I, Yoḥanan, saw the set-apart city, renewed Yerushalayim,
coming down out of the heaven from Elohim, prepared as a bride adorned for her
husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the heaven saying, “See, the Booth of
Elohim is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people,
and Elohim Himself shall be with them and be their Elohim”.
This is sure to happen. Daniel shows this coming:
Daniel 7:13-14 ” I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed”.
When that time comes, many unique things will happen.
- The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
- It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
- Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
- Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
- Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
- Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
- And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes” – Isaiah 35.
Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall
grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins”
In reference to Amos 9:11,” In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old”. the Davidic monarchy was in a degraded condition but on the basis of this verse a teacher (rabbi) called messiah will arise.
Lastly, let us hear Malachi give a sort of benediction:
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Luke 12:32 But to you, little flock” of the Royal family, “Fear not, … for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.