What is your worldview? Secular humanist? Biblical? How about Prophetic?
Where do you live? Is eternity in view in your daily life? To borrow a phrase, “I can see eternity from my house.” I have a prophetic worldview, which is to see eternity in current events.
“Only one life ‘twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last!”
Pastor Earl Waterman, a beloved mentor, said to me over 40 years ago, “If you can possibly take the Bible literally, do so.” I do! The Bible is a window into the actual future world.
I reached a milestone of 65 years old this year. Key mentors to me were my Dad, Weldon Lawrence, and also Derek Prince, Earl Waterman, and Arthur Burt, who all lived to the ages of 90-100. Brother Arthur is still ministering at 98. So, on that scale, I am looking at one third of my life ahead.
However, my literal prophetic view suggests that Jesus will come back sooner than that timetable. That is why I wrote Generation LAST, which is Biblical evidence for the imminent end of this age, and the glorious appearing of Yeshua ben Yahweh, Jesus, Son of God!
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15
What does this mean for our daily lives? Facing the sober reality of human mortality is totally changed for the believer. Look how dismal this existence must be for a secularist. No hope. No future. No purpose. They see fear, death, disease, poverty, injustice and hopelessness. Believers have a future and a hope. We have a transcendent eternal purpose! God has work for us to do for Him. “I must be about my Father’s business.” My view has changed. This really is the last generation. There is much to accomplish, much to proclaim. There are many to warn of “the wrath to come”. It is serious, but it is also exciting. What a day to be alive! What a day to serve our God!
“This is the day the LORD has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”