BRIDGING THE CENTURIES (Courtesy - Destiny) THERE never was a time in the history of the human race when a generation had such privileges conferred upon it as those given to our generation. The great events referred to by the prophets, which they so clearly beheld in vision, are now coming to pass, accurate in every detail as foreseen. In spite of this, however, there are very few in our generation who are aware of the significance of the times in which we are privileged to live. The very leaders of the Church, who should be proclaiming from their pulpits the wonderful tidings that we are living in the day of prophetic fulfilment, are themselves blind to realities. This is because they have turned away from the truth; they have disbelieved His prophets and in proclaiming the doctrines of Modernism, they preach a lie.
Those who have ears to hear and eyes to see know that our generation has completed the crossing of the great bridge of the centuries, spanning the years from the time of prediction to this day of fulfilment. The arch of this bridge is 2,520 years in length. One pillar of the arch rests upon the bank of yesterday and the other pillar stands in our midst, for it rests upon the shore of our time. Over that bridge, peoples, kingdoms and nations have marched out of the past into the present.
Babylon entered upon that bridge 2,520 years ago; later Medo-Persia took up the march, followed by Greece; then by Imperial and Papal Rome, to be succeeded by Continental Empires and the nations to our present time.
While these world empires were marching out of the past into the present over this bridge of tirne, spanning the chasm of the centuries, the Kingdom of God was also making progress. The people of God had taken up the march out of the past so that they too might bridge the centuries and reach modern times.
The uprooted tribes of Israel began their great trek rnore than 2,520 years ago when, under the narnes of Getae, Massagetae, Scythians, Goths, Visigoths, etc., they rnoved ever westward, later to become the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples of today and to be revealed as the rnodern Israel of God.
At the beginning of this span of the centuries, Jerusalem was taken by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and at its close 2,520 years later, the city was set free when General Edmund Allenby of the British Army captured it, driving the Turks from Palestine. Jesus gave this event as a sign when He said: '... Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.' (Luke 21:24)
Many, many generations ago our race began the long laborious march across the span of the centuries and we have at last arrived at the end of days when the fulfilment of the ancient predictions of the prophets of our race are becoming actualities. It is indeed a marvellous time in which to live - at least for those who, by faith, are numbered among the ones of whom our Lord was speaking when He said: 'Watch ye, therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.' (Luke 21:36)
No one, and least of all today's ecclesiastical leaders should be in ignorance of the meaning of the times and seasons in which we live. The light of prophecy alone is sufficiently illuminating to bring home to all who walk by faith the fact that we are truly living in the time of the fulfilment of the prophets' predictions. The march of history and the direction of current events are establishing this beyond question of successful refutation. Only the wilfully blind and disbelieving will deny it.
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