James MacDonald: The Great Tribulation is Very Near
The first word that comes to mind when I think about our pastor, James MacDonald's preaching is BOLD. But his sermon this weekend is the boldest I've heard in my three years at Harvest. The tone was the same as usual. It's the content that was so bold. While he's always unapologetic about the truth and authority of the Word, this takes things to a whole 'nother level. In short, he said he believes that we are now living in the 7-year period that immediately precedes the return of Christ. Because he takes a mid-tribulation view, he doesn't think we're in the midst of the "Great Tribulation," but rather the roughly 3-and-a-half-year period of "great sorrows." What that means is, in his heart he believes Christ is coming back less than 7 years from now.
To be frank, I was completely stunned when I heard this, and I'm still a bit weak in the knees about it. James is sticking his neck out big time on this one. I seriously do not think it has anything to do with what he had for lunch Thursday.
Do I think he's right? I don't know. He may be right. And what if he is? How would it affect your life if you knew Christ was coming back in less than 7 years? The truth is, He could come at any moment. Are you ready?
Listen to his sermon here, while it lasts. It will be up through the end of this week.