by Wade E Taylor
God created all that was created in “six days” and on the “seventh day,” He rested. Each of these days was an indeterminate period of time in which a particular aspect of creation was accomplished.
Peter limited these days to specific time periods by saying, “a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day.”
Of this time, “six days” relates to man’s time, and the “seventh day,” to the Millennial Kingdom of God. The first four, “thousand year days” relate to the Old Testament, and the next two, “thousand year days,” to the Church Age.
This time (six days) came to an end in the year 2000, and the time of transition into the Millennial Kingdom of God (seventh day) began.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me… He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 3:20, 22
This “door” is at the end of the Church Age and is at the point of transition from the Church Age into the Millennial Kingdom Age. This is a conditional promise to those who have a “hearing ear.”
The Apostle John was transported from his time, to the end of the Church Age, and he heard the voice of the Lord, knocking.
“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up here, and I will show you things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1
It is very important to notice that this door opened only when John heard the voice of the Lord knocking, and responded (After this I looked). The result of a right response is being able to hear “things which must be hereafter.” Jesus is yet knocking on the door of our temple, seeking those who will hear and respond. Thus, our ability to hear spiritually is very important.
When Jesus was twelve years old, He went into the temple of His day and time, and astounded all those who heard Him (Luke 2:42-47). When Jesus becomes twelve years old in His corporate body, He will again come into the temple. This time, He will come within the temple that we have become.
“Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” I Corinthians 3:16
During this year, 2012, when Jesus becomes twelve years old in His corporate body, He will begin to come within His present day temple (us).
“When He shall come to be glorified in His saints….” II Thessalonians 1:10
All that Jesus did in a single body, during His first coming, He will again do through a corporate body, in the progression of His second coming.
The end-time visitation of our Lord is about to begin, as the final judgments have been delayed.
“Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you. And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:1-2
In the Old Testament, the glory came “upon.” In the New Testament, the glory comes “within.”
May each of us who desire our Lord’s best, separate ourselves from all that could hinder our hearing the Lord’s knock upon our spirit.
If we respond, as John responded, Jesus will come within our “temple” to affect the world of our day and time, beyond anything that has ever been seen.
And the Gentiles (unsaved) shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
The greatest visitation ever is about to begin.