This post first appeared on Kineti and is authored by Judah Gabriel Himango, one of Tabernacle of David’s teachers.
I don’t know about you, fine Kineti readers, but I often tune out discussions about the last days, the end-times, the return of Messiah.
All of the hype, sensationalism, failed predictions, idle speculation, and crazy-uncle nonsense that gets peddled. It’s not my cup of tea!
However, the Lord wants us to have a joyful anticipation, even excitement, about His return. I don’t want to avoid studying the return of the Lord merely because so many abuse it. And I want to have that anticipation of the Lord’s return; that sort of thing fills you with joy and hope. I want that.
This week I sat down with Messianic apologist and author J.K. McKee to discuss the end-times and the Messianic movement’s role in it:
In it, J.K. and I tackle 5 questions pertaining to the last days and the Messianic movement:
- How do Messianics today handle the subject of the last days; what’s been our personal experience in the Messianic movement?
- Given how disruptive and uniquely difficult 2020 has been, the Lord’s return has been top of mind. How should Messianics think about the last days?
- With regard to the end-times, what does the Messianic perspective bring to the wider body of believers?
- What role will the Messianic and Hebrew Roots movement play in the the last days leading up to the return of Yeshua?
- What further studies and investigations need to take place in the Messianic movement regarding the last days?
Here you’ll find a candid conversation about the last days and the Messianic movement.
I expressed how I’ve personally been turned off to conversations about the end-times due to sensationalism, failed predictions, date-setting, and more. John shared his reservations as well.
At the same time, we can’t simply punt and avoid the topic. The Lord wants us to have a joyful anticipation, an excitement even, knowing his return is imminent.
John and I discuss all this and more in episode 5 of the The Messianic Walk. Enjoy, friends!