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ESCHATOS – GREEK WORD STUDY

July 18, 2012
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ESCHATOS – NEW GREEK WORD STUDY(NB: many links have “popups”) Eschatos means “last” (in time, space or place), last in a series or the final stage in a drama. Eschatology then is the study of the “last things”, especially the times preceding and culminating in the Second Coming of the King of kings (Rev 17:14-note, Rev 19:16-note). Indeed, the return of our Lord Jesus Christ is the final (eschatos) stage of the drama, the consummation of the history (“HIS-story”) of the world! The phrase “LAST DAYS” (eschatos hemera) is found in both the NT & the OT (Specifically in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew OT. Click here for discussion of the prophetic significance of the 20 great OT passages that use “eschatos hemera“, “last days”)
 
Beloved, ESCHATOS describes the very DAYS in which we are living and which began at the First Coming of Christ, for “in these LAST (eschatos) DAYS (God) has spoken to us in His Son” (Heb 1:2-note), “in the LAST DAYS God says ‘that I will pour forth My Spirit upon all mankind” (Acts 2:17), in the LAST DAYS difficult (dangerous, hard, troublesome) times will come (2 Timothy 3:1-note), “it is in the LAST DAYS that you have stored up your treasure” (James 5:3) and “in the LAST DAYS mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts and saying ‘Where is the promise of HIS COMING?'” (2 Peter 3:3-4-note). Indeed, HE IS COMING AGAIN, for He Himself promised that we “will see the Son of Man COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory” (Mt 24:30), a promise which was repeated by John who declared “BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. Even so. Amen.” (Rev 1:7-note). Father, hear our cry – “Maranatha” (“Our Lord Come!”). Amen (1 Corinthians 16:22)
 
Below is one of the most beautiful spiritual songs I have ever heard regarding our Lord’s Second Coming, a song which encourages us to be LOOKING FOR (Titus 2:13-note) AND LOVING (2Timothy 4:8-note) HIS APPEARING — Remember that what (WHO) you are LOOKING for will always determine what (WHO) you are LIVING for (cp Jude 21, Lk 12:35, 1Jn 3:2-note, 1Jn 3:3-note)! Make this great spiritual song (from the 1980’s) your prayer today – I can assure you that you will not be disappointed…here are the lyrics..
 
MARANATHA
Maranatha, Lord we seek You,
Every heart beat waits as one.
Lord, draw near us, for we need you.
Maranatha, O Lord Jesus Christ.
 
CHORUS:
O Lord God, O Lord God,
We await Your presence, O Lord God,
Come and meet us, we long to see You.
Maranatha, O Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Where Your people join together,
Lord, Your Spirit fills that place.
You are here now, Lord forever.
Now in Spirit, but one day face to face!
CHORUS
 
Now we watch Lord, for Your Appearing,
When the veil is torn away
As we see our freedom nearing
May this prayer grow stronger day to day!
CHORUS
 
One Comment
  1. Carole Assumpta permalink

    Thanks so much for the song “Maranatha “. Plse could you give me the name of the singer.
    God bless you for all that you do for the body of Christ. We pray for you.

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