Originally posted on Settled In Heaven Blog:
“And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
The harvest being referred to in this passage is the removal of the God’s people from this world at Christ’s second coming. When the angel says “the time is come for thee to reap”, he is stating that the time of Christ’s coming was set previously… and that time has finally arrived.
Over my years in the ministry, I have heard many theories on why Christ is “delaying” His coming. Some believe He is waiting for the final saint to be saved, others believe He is giving the lost an added opportunity for salvation. From a human’s viewpoint, these both seem to be…
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