Jake McCandless continues from his previous episode in which he shared a comparison using Charles Dickens’ famous quote from A Tale of Two Cities, about the best of times and the worst of times during pre-revolution London and Paris, with the end-of-the-age Church.
Scripture gives many details of the Church at the end of the age, most of which is heart-breaking and negative. But during such desperate times the Church rises to new heights. Jake calls these heights a second heroic age of the Church. Jake walks through two passages that express this double-edged sword of the Church at the end of the age.
In Revelation 6:9-11, followers of Christ are described as being slain; but in that same passage, the heroics of a Church maintaining their testimony and standing firm in such a time is celebrated.
The same dichotomy is seen in Daniel 12:1-3, where it is said that the greatest distress to hit the world will happen at the end of the age, but in the same breath there will be wise followers of Christ that will lead many to righteousness.
Jake shares that the Lord is preparing those wise ones now. He also exhorts that a faithful and powerful remnant should be expected, over a massive revival at the end of the age.