Living On Borrowed Time
Jesus’ return is very soon – within a
handful of years! We have repeatedly stated that for several years. So has
‘our’ estimate passed its ‘sell-by’ date? The sceptics and fault-finders
like to think so, and also think that we are nuts.
I always say, ‘So be it; let them.’ God
gives people the justification they want to scoff and mock. But the pure in
heart shall see God.
I remember a friend asking me back in the
late 70’s, “Malcolm, how long do you think we have?” And my reply then was
as it is today: “Not long, Gordon. Not long!” Back then I thought that we
would see the end of the age closing in shortly after 1980. It wasn’t
because of anything God had said, because at that time Helena and I weren’t
consciously hearing from God as we do today.
I just had that sense of urgency that His
Spirit had put in me. You can see it in the early disciples, who all
expected Jesus’ coming in their lifetime. You can read of it in Paul’s
letters, where he wrote as if Jesus might come within a handful of years.
And Jesus meant it to be like that. He stated things in such a way that they
jumped to such a conclusion.
Now, over 1900 years
nearer the time, we await His return
with equal anticipation. Does it bother you that we still don’t know the
year of Jesus’ return? It has shattered the faith of some to have believed
in Jesus’ return by a certain date, only to see that date come and go, and
Jesus nowhere in sight.
The thing is, we are not to set our sights
on a date – because it can be like shifting sand. We are to set our sights
on Jesus – to do His will, and to be in harmony with His Spirit. Then, He
will give us what we need to know along the road, so we are suitably
In 2004, God gave a dream to Kassahun in
Ethiopia, in which He stated that darkness would cover the earth in 2008.
When God gives dates, it is rare. Usually,
date- setting in revelations is a tack of the enemy to draw you away from
your focus on God, to sidetrack you to focus on the physical, via a date. In
this case, I feel that God gave a date for very important reasons.
Darkness symbolises evil; so I thought at first
that evil covering the earth in 2008 meant that the Great
Tribulation would be upon us some time during 2008. It seemed the
most plausible meaning.
I also believe that the main focus of the date was
for Kassahun’s benefit. God has warned him through many dreams about
warfare that is shortly to engulf his country, and the horn of
Africa, including Sudan, and even further afield. So, it is my
belief that the dream is a forewarning of trouble to engulf Ethiopia
that would begin during 2008 and lead into the Great Tribulation
(probably shortly thereafter).
2 Years / 3 years
It doesn’t necessarily follow that the
Tribulation will hit every area at the same time. Two dreams God gave us
showed that, while two years were to be reckoned for America, three years
were allocated for Britain and Europe. God did not say when those 2 years
and 3 years are to be reckoned from, but I have a hunch that they are
relative to MM’s work.
We have reported about the ‘invisible’
revival which began here around Pentecost 2006. God has also promised a
two-year revival for MM’s outreach, which I take to mean a prominent revival
triggered by God’s miraculous activity done for a public witness. If that
were to begin around Pentecost 2007, then we have a benchmark to understand
the dreams about “2 years” and “3 years”. But God does not work according to
human understanding, so don’t bank on this as anything other than
speculation, until you see it come to pass.
One purpose in God giving the date of
2008 is to alert everyone who will listen to the closeness of the
prophesied end-time events catalogued in Revelation. I don’t think now that He meant
us to believe that the Great Tribulation in Britain will begin in 2008, but
it won’t be much later. Perhaps 2009? Just watch and pray.
Two years is not a long time. Look back over
the last two years in your life, and see how quickly it has disappeared.
Then look at how much you have changed in that time, and you will see why
God gives short spans of time as goads. Say the Second Coming was scheduled
for 2012 (I’m not saying it is), if he had told us in 1992 that there were
only 20 years left in this age, you and I would have become very lethargic
spiritually, and some would have fallen away, thinking they had a long time
and no need to do much, intending to pick up the pieces of their life in
2008. It doesn’t work. If you are not living it now, you won’t be living it
So, God always does and says things to help
keep us on our spiritual toes. The moment you let down is the moment the
devil takes you away, and blinds you, which is why Peter warned:
Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour
(1 Pet 5:8).
The time is now
One of the most accurate chronologies of the
Bible has been Archbishop Ussher's. He
placed Creation at 4004 BC. Using that as a benchmark, and moving
forward 6000 years, many Christians in the 20th century speculated that
Jesus' return could be in 1997. But there was something all overlooked –
that is explained in Will Jesus Come Soon?
God has provided many indicators in
revelations given over the years, which, when all taken together, show that
Jesus' coming is very close!
Just to cite a few,
Mila Thompson (Midnight In America) received a dream in 2004 that
Jesus' coming is around seven years away. The dream did not set a date. It
merely gave seven years as an approximate time period. Once again, God
didn’t say when that 7 years should be reckoned from.
God’s purpose is to
prompt a sense of urgency. This dream given to Helena explains why:
29th July 2003. H. The end of the age is
this dream I read some literature to do with the end of the age. I was
stirred up by it. I wanted to share it with others, but somehow no one
The apathy in most people. They have become spiritually dull and don't care
about what really matters. So they don't know where the world is in God's
heavenly timetable! The time is late! God has to get people's attention,
through raising the dead!
The little booklet How Soon Will Jesus
Come? provides some other facts showing that it is time for the Church
to awaken and put on the garments of righteousness Jesus is now providing in
the literature. There is so little time remaining. The Bride must get ready.
We must all be urgent in responding to His call!
We have circulated
many thousands of copies of How Soon Will Jesus Come? In it, we
published information that indicated Jesus could return within this
That option has now expired, but it doesn’t alter the urgency of the hour.
Those who can't see how close such an event is are blind! Sin blinds the
majority. Even of the Church, portrayed as ten virgins or bridesmaids in a
parable, ALL are asleep! (Mt 25:5.)
God is warning in various ways about the
nearness of the end of this age of man's misrule:
25th Jan 2004. M. End of the world within
This dream was about an occult prediction,
showing that the demons know how short time is. (For more details see
Midnight Ministries’ Dream Diary Supplement 26, p 8.)
Satan knows his time is short (Rev 12:12).
You need to have a sense of URGENCY, too! These dreams to Kassahun
illustrate what God is saying:
Oct. 18/06. World War 3 Is Close!
I read from a news magazine that World War
3 has begun and the world is now beginning to shake.
Nov. 10/06. Three Lunar Eclipses
In three different dreams at night I saw
lunar eclipses three times.
Meaning: Three portrays finality. The
moon symbolises the Church. Its eclipse is shutting out its light. So it is
a reminder of the final persecutions against God’s people that will soon be
upon us in the Great Tribulation.
Dec. 12/06. Countries Preparing For War
I was not permitted to know all the details
but the dream was about countries preparing for war.
Oct. 3/06. Get Ready. Time Is Short!
I was distributing booklets to people on
the street, telling them that the end is very near and urging them to
be ready for the coming time of trouble by returning to God.
April 22/02. ‘Hide’ In The Almighty!
I heard a voice from afar. It says, ''The end has come! The end has come! Hide in the Almighty! Hide in the
Almighty." [When God repeats things it's for EMPHASIS. It emphasises the
importance of heeding, and the certainty of what is coming, that humans
We are entering the Great Tribulation very soon, the worst time in earth’s
terrible history. The only safe passage through this time of horrors is to
be sold out to God, completely reliant upon Him.
How To Prepare
Although time is short, there is no need to
panic or fear. That is what the devil wants, not what God wants. God wants
you to take seriously the imminence of the end of this Age, and to draw near
to Him, to 'seek His face' in prayer and dedicated obedience.
If you draw near to Him, He will draw near
to you. So, spend meaningful time with Him. Study the truths He is
revealing. Think on them. Hold onto them. Develop a greater love for His
Word, and live out His way of life in selfless, uncompromising obedience to
whatever He tells you.
Listen to His Spirit for opportunities to
share His gems with others. Walk with Him daily, in humble and obedient
gratitude for the price He has paid for us all. And He will prepare you.
Jesus’ coming, in
two senses, is overdue. Never has this world needed Him more. So does the
Church. The Church is not ready, so He ‘delays’ His coming. We are all
living on borrowed time! Get Ready!