The whole Jewish nation had prophecy wrong. The majority had prophecy wrong. They were expecting a Messiah to deliver them from the Roman empire and establish the Kingdom of God. But Jesus had come as the Lamb of God to die for our sins. The Jesus that had come was not the God they were expecting. The Jesus that had come was not the God they were preaching.
The Jewish nation during the first coming of Christ was oppressed by the Roman empire. They were governed by Caesar and they had to pay taxes to Rome. They were not a free people. They were a people ruled by another nation. The Jewish people desired freedom. They desired freedom from the oppression they were experiencing. The Jewish nation was under bondage.
And since the Jewish nation was under bondage, they were expecting and hoping for the Messiah to come rescue them. They were expecting a Messiah that would come as the Lion of Judah and overthrow the Roman Empire and establish God's Kingdom. But when Jesus showed up, the religious leaders did not recognize HIM. Why? The people did not recognize HIM either. Why?
Although, on the surface, it appeared they were hoping and expecting the Messiah, they were really hoping and expecting relief. Their god was convenience and relief from the Roman Empire. Although, on the surface, they spoke and study for His appearing, the motive within their hearts was to receive freedom from the oppression of the Roman Empire. Thus they were expecting a god who would be a servant to them to rescue them from their misery. They were not expecting God because they were in love with HIM but they were expecting HIM to come serve them and free them from their tribulation and suffering. As a result, God was not their first but seeking relief and comfort was their priority. And as a result, although, Jesus performed many miracles to prove HE was God, HIS requirement to enter the Kingdom of God and to follow HIM did not sit well with their god of convenience, relief, and easiness. Therefore, His requirements to carry their own crosses and to die to themselves required more suffering and tribulation. This was not the god they had created in their own hearts. The god or the molded golden calf that they had created in their hearts would come throw the Roman Empire out, establish God's Kingdom, and bring relief and comfort so that they may live the way they personally desired. Sadly, Jesus had come and gone right under the nose of the high priests and the whole Jewish nation. In fact, physical Israel still awaits her Messiah.
Today, is no different. So many Christians are expecting a rapture not because they are seeking the one Whom they have fallen in Love with but they are expecting a rapture to bring relief from their personal tribulation, financial distress, family issues, sickness, disease, personal chaos, depression, bondage, addictions, and misery. Without realizing, they have fallen into deception thinking the rapture will bring such relief. But the God that is coming back is coming back for a healthy, overcome, and victorious Bride. For many rapture fanatics today, their god is relief, comfort, convenience and their bellies. The rapture event has become their idols as they spend so much time on news, signs, and prophecy. Yet, they have learned nothing of HIS Ways. They are not desiring Jesus because it is HIS Will, they are expecting HIM because they want to be rescued from their personal tribulation and suffering. They are waiting for HIM so HE may serve them. If they were willing to serve HIM, then they would be willing to suffer for HIM.
The Kingdom of God is at hand! We can have victory now. The gates of Hell shall not prevail the true church of Jesus Christ! But many are dying in their sins. Many are defeated. Many are Satan's footstool when he is to be our footstool. If you do not have enough faith now to have victory over your sickness, financial chaos, personal chaos, depression, misery, then how will your faith be enough to enter Heaven? You will need a greater faith to enter heaven but if you do not have enough faith to overcome the earthly tribulations how will such faith make it home?
Rapture prophets are a dime a dozen. When one gets taken out by judgment, another will rise and the same crowd will continue to follow. They wait and wait but as they wait, they fall further into depression and misery. They are hyped up like a balloon and one day they will pop and their faith will evaporate. This is the tactic of the enemy.
Please dear precious brothers and sisters, stop following such false prophets. They have no fruit. They have no anointing. They have no teaching. They only have slogans "Jesus can come anytime!" They have vain and empty words. They do not know God's Ways! How many years will it take before you realize you have been deceived? You are so stubborn! Is HE coming back? Yes! Jesus will return but HE will not return as the majority has defined it. Will history will repeat? The whole nation of Israel missed and rejected their Messiah. Will history repeat with the New Testament saints? If your god is relief, comfort, and convenience from your suffering and tribulation, then yes, you will miss it!
You must awaken Bride of Christ! Awaken Bride of Christ! Prepare for Spiritual War! Prepare and obtain the extra oil as the five wise virgins had. You must be filled with the Holy Spirit. You must be baptize by the Fire of God! You must accumulate your prayers, reading, and worship. You must be ready to endure to the end for only those who endure to the end shall be saved! Be ready! Come and feed where their is Spiritual Meat. Come and feed where their is Spiritual Water. Stop chasing false prophecy! Awaken Bride of Christ! Discern the anointing! Stop chasing hype! Chase HIM!
Matthew 24:13 (AMP) But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Jeremiah 14:14-16 Then the Lord said to me, The [false] prophets prophesy lies in My name. I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, nor have I spoken to them. They prophesy to you a false or pretended vision, a worthless divination [conjuring or practicing magic, trying to call forth the responses supposed to be given by idols], and the deceit of their own minds.15 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the [false] prophets who prophesy in My name—although I did not send them—and who say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land: By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword; and they shall have none to bury them—them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their wickedness upon them [and not on their false teachers only, for the people could not have been deceived except by their own consent].
Fire of God Church
An International Holy Fire Ministry
Pastor Steve Yong Kim