I know I’ve posted this article before, and it’s probably not kosher to re-blog things, but I still feel that I need to address some of the misconceptions that are being broadcast about God’s involvement in some of the natural disasters that have occurred over the last few years. So here it is… Apocalypse Redux.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. – Romans 8:19
What images come to your mind when you hear that word? Helicopters flying low over the jungle canopy or giant meteors crashing into the Earth? Images from Mel Gibson’s movie, Apocalypto? Or maybe your mind goes to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Or blood, fire, and smoke. Perhaps the Antichrist and all his armies gathered in the Valley of Megiddo?
Legend, lore, and religion have conditioned us to think, “death and destruction” when we hear the word, apocalypse. In the Greek, the word apokalupsis means: a disclosure of truth concerning divine things before unknown; used of events by which things or states or persons hitherto withdrawn from view are made visible to all; manifestation; appearance; revelation of future things relating to the consummation of the divine kingdom.
We have been duped by the enemy into thinking that apocalypse is something to fear: something to escape. But the Bible says that all of creation is groaning in expectation of the apocalypse – the manifestation of – the sons of God. Only true sons of God can establish the Kingdom. Only sons of God understand that authority has been given to them to bear fruit, multiply, increase, replenish the earth, and subdue it by taking dominion over it.
In truth, apocalypse brings Kingdom truth and restoration. Apocalypse brings life, light, abundance, and increase. The apocalypse of the sons of God is what all of creation has been waiting for; it’s what God has been waiting for. His desire to establish a Kingdom of sons has not waned since the Garden. That desire is waiting for the manifestation of – the revealing of, the apocalypse of – the sons of God who will cause it to come to pass.
It’s time we stopped letting people blame God for the natural disasters caused by the groaning of creation. We – The Church – have a part to play in how long these disasters will continue. It’s time for the sons of God to get the revelation of who we are and what God’s purpose for us is. It’s time for the Kingdom of God to be established in the earth. It’s time for apocalypse…NOW!