My day started with a couple of exciting emails. One was from Lamb & Lion Ministries. Dr. Reagan wrote:
I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about this or not, but fulfilled prophecy is a unique characteristic of the Bible. There is no other book in the world that contains fulfilled prophecies.Did you know, for example, there’s not one fulfilled prophecy in any of the sayings of Confucius or Buddha? There is not one fulfilled prophecy in the Koran, not one. There is not one fulfilled prophecy in the Hindu Vedras. There is not one fulfilled prophecy in the book of Mormon, not one. Only the Bible contains fulfilled prophecy.
The Bible contains hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of prophecies that have already been fulfilled in history.
Fulfilled prophecy is unique to us, God’s people
We tend to forget that, or ignore it. As authors, I would think it would be one of the driving forces of our calling—fiction or non-fiction. We need to get the message out to the people who need it so badly.
The second message was in Charisma’s daily email. It carried a story from CBN News entitled.
Now, I am not advocating more books on end times. There are plenty of those, and the Lord told me clearly in the late 1990s,
“No one has it figured out. I fooled almost everyone when Jesus came. It will be the same when the King comes.”
What we need is excellent fiction which portrays the wonder and glory of the Christian life. Our characters need to show how lives are transformed when the Holy Spirit comes to reside. The new life which results cannot be hid. It may be persecuted and assaulted—but it cannot be hid.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. [Matt 5:14-16 RSV]
The time for subtleness is over!
The time is short. Look up! He’s coming soon.
There is an urgency in our lives. Everything we write needs to express that reality. Buck up, Bucky! Let’em have it. It’s glorious.
How does this affect your books?