Excerpt From The Interview
“The idea of the imminent return of Christ at the rapture brings up two things. The number one thing you see all throughout the New Testament is a spirit of expectancy. The early church seemed to think that Jesus was going to come back at any time. Paul wrote to that effect; eagerly awaiting the return of our Lord, our citizenship is in heaven from which we eagerly await a savior. So that whole spirit of ‘O Lord come’ was there.
Martin Luther said, ‘If I knew Jesus was coming back tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.’ The idea is that I may see that tree grow into adulthood, into full maturity because I don’t know when He’s going to come back, but I want my heart to be ready. And I think Jesus very appropriately related the whole rapture scene in John 14:1-3 to the idea of a wedding motif. The Jewish groom would go away, and he would build a place at his father’s house, but the bride never knew the exact day that he would come and snatch her up and take her away to the Father’s House. She had an idea of the season, she just didn’t know the day.
God wants us to live each day with the gift of that day. And we’re not promised tomorrow, even if the rapture doesn’t happen, we’re still not promised tomorrow. So we still have to be intentional about living everyday for the Lord and enjoying every gift and day God’s given us.”
About Jeff Kinley
Bestselling author Jeff Kinley empowers people with God’s vintage truth. He is the author of 40 books and previously served in pastoral ministry for three decades. Jeff’s communication style connects with this generation in a fresh, practical way. He is also an established voice and expert in the field of Bible Prophecy.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas (BA) and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM), Jeff has been a featured guest on Fox & Friends, The Glenn Beck Show, The Ben Shapiro Show and hundreds of national radio and television programs. His own television show, Jeff Kinley Live, airs each week on HisChannel.com. His Vintage Truth Podcast is heard in over 100 countries worldwide and he is also the the co-host of the Prophecy Pros Podcast which just surpassed one million downloads. Jeff and his wife have three grown sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas
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