by Alver Rance
Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
When God created the heavens and earth, He put in place components, much of which humanity is just starting to discover today. The components have always been there, but it often takes humankind a while to figure it all out. The world has lived without much of what we consider essential to life today. If we could bring back our ancestors of only a century or two ago, they would be amazed by what they would find in our world.
In Daniel 12:4, the Scripture says, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” This is an amazing prophecy given by Daniel over 500 years before Christ. He says that at the time of the end there will be distress of nations and an increase of knowledge.
Much of this knowledge has been hidden from humankind until recent years. In God’s plan, humanity did not discover these things until God allowed us to do so. Because of this knowledge today, other prophecies can now be fulfilled.
For instance, Revelation 11:9 tells of how the two witnesses, whom God will send during the tribulation period, will be killed and lie in the streets of Jerusalem for three and a half days and will be seen by people around the world. For years those who have faithfully preached about these prophecies have wondered how this could be possible. It isn’t hard to understand that now.
Also, Jesus said in Matthew 24:14, “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
We at Global University are happy to be a part of the spread of the gospel to all parts of the earth through the technology the Lord has provided for such a time as this. What seemed impossible only a few years ago is now considered normal as we speed the light of the glorious gospel around the world for testimony to all nations. As a result, we can expect to see people in heaven one day from “every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation” (Revelation 5:9). What a day that will be!
Alver Rance serves as a missionary at Global University. Alver and his wife Linda served as missionaries to Latin America for 35 years. For more information about Global University, visit www.globaluniversity.edu