TIMES AND SEASONS: WHEN WILL “THY KINGDOM COME”?
This is my first article of the year. I am publishing it on the first day of the first full week of the new year. It is also the tenth day of the first month of the year that rounds off the first ten years of the twenty-first century. That could be written as 10-01-10 or 01-10-10, depending on your convention. And when we consider that some biblical prognosticators have described the twenty-first century as belonging to God – that is, to the promised earthly kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ – this would make it an apt time to talk about the “Times and Seasons of the Kingdom.” Now, the above play on numbers in today’s date may be a mere coincidence, but it so happens that I had planned to publish this article last week, but a combination of computer glitches, Internet hiccups and physical indisposition compelled me to put it off. You know, there are those who don’t believe in coincidences. Watch out, brothers and sisters! Yes, there was a time when “Jesus is coming soon” was a slogan o