Hi friends! This is a special edition of Soaring Eagle Radio. I am teaching through the Gospel of Mark on Sunday mornings at Calvary Chapel of Lima. This teaching is the introduction to the book.
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I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
These are the words of Jesus Christ. Here Jesus first declares His imperative to perform the will of God the Father. The second statement, a future tense proclamation with prophetic undertones, is more challenging to understand. Interpretations of this night when no man can work are numerous and varied. I believe that this verse is multifaceted. The night could refer to the death of Jesus specifically, death in general, the new heavens and new earth where our work will cease, a time during the Great Tribulation where because of either Satan’s wrath or God’s wrath our work will not be possible, or even several among these and others not listed here. I don’t claim to offer a definitive interpretation of this verse, but I’d like to pose a question that the Holy Spirit has laid on my heart.
What if there is soon coming a time when the disruption of the global financial system leads to a general inability to work?
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