We hear the terms “the Last Days” or “the End of Time” used quite a bit to refer to things of the Scriptures or the prophetic issues of the time that we live in. But there is something about that terminology that does not quite give us the full sense of what is actually taking place around us right now. It is better to say that we live in prophetic days. As believers, it behooves us to be aware of prophetic fulfillment, because if we do not have this mindset, we lose our sense of our participation in it. This is the day in which we live—and God has chosen to put us in the earth at this time.
We live in prophetic days. One of the best ways to identify this is to look at what is happening in Israel. We see tremendous and very obvious prophetic fulfillment taking place there. For one thing, the state of Israel now exists. Another would be the return of the Jews out of the diaspora into the land of Israel. These are things that we should recognize quite readily. But when we speak of the “Last Days,” it can make our minds jump to “it’s all over with now,” or “everything is going to be completed in a moment”—and then we miss the actual progression of prophetic fulfillment that is really transpiring all around us.
We live in a time of tremendous prophetic fulfillment. We live in a very significant time frame when we will see the Kingdom of God come forth on the earth and see the fulfillment of what the Word of God says is going to happen.
Since we live in the days when prophecy is being fulfilled, we cannot continue to isolate ourselves from that fulfillment. We must—through our prayer, through our watching, through our prophecy, through our faith—put ourselves into the day that we live in so that we can be part of, and the instruments through whom, these prophecies can be fulfilled.
It is not easy to be the fulfillment of God’s Word and these prophecies, but it is something we must recognize as it transpires around us. Once the prophecy begins to unfold, it will unfold and there is no stopping it. It is like a runaway train. It will take place and only one question remains—where will you position yourself in those moments?
- Matthew 24:31–35. “Learn the parable from the fig tree.”
- Mark 13:27–29. “Now learn the parable from the fig tree.”
- Isaiah 7:14. “Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son.”
- Luke 1:34. “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”
- Matthew 26:40–45. “Could not keep watch with Me for one hour?”
- Luke 23:39. “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!”
- “I think the Protestant church often tries to separate itself from Mary because of the way Catholics relate to Mary, but I think that the Catholic revelation of Mary is far more correct than the Protestant version, because in the moment the angel appears to her, Mary positions herself to be part of the fulfillment of God’s great prophecies.”
- “We need to recognize that once prophecy begins to manifest in the earth, it must have that fulfillment through physical individuals, places, and things.”
- “We need to position ourselves as part of, and players in, the fulfillment of the Word of God that is coming forth in this generation. God didn’t bring us into the earth at this time for us to sit on the sidelines and watch and wonder at what is transpiring—or to observe in fear.”
- These are not just the “Last Days”—that term is too general and broad, and it makes us tend to just sit and wait for it all to be over. No, these are the days of prophetic unfolding and fulfillment.
- As prophetic events unfold around you, there will be a time limitation as they progress. You do not have all the time in the world because these events will generally move forward quite quickly at a time of their prophetic unfolding.
- It is important to know what role you will play in these prophetic events.
- Step into these days of fulfillment by faith. Our prayers should be, “Not my will but Thy will be done,” and “Lord, let it be done unto me according to Thy Word. Amen.”