Haven’t We Waited Long Enough?


Olive tree Views: The malady goes by many names: End-time weariness; Rapture fatigue; Israel burn-out. The results are the same: The scoffers and skeptics are gaining too much territory and too many followers. The fact that the King is coming is boring and just old news. What Hal Lindsey wrote in 1969 in his classic “The Late-Great Planet Earth”, in the eyes of many, did not come to pass. Thus, there is a collective so-what sigh.

Haven’t we waited long enough?? It is the tragedy of my lifetime — and I never thought I would see the day.

Late-Great Burn-Out? Read more …

Opinion: Jan Markell (Olive Tree Views.org) explains what Editor and I have also noticed in participation in our blog posts.

Our page view count has dropped noticeably in recent weeks while responses are left for only a handful of our readers. Jan calls it burn out and it fits perfectly into 2 Peter 3:3-4 that scoffers would come in the last days and eventually the faithful would be worn out.

The watchman grows weary at his own peril:

“Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman,when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people,then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own headHe heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’Ezekiel 33:1-6

We plan to be here:

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  1. Glad you and Editor will still be here, Author. And I agree VS. I must admit I am getting weary, but I WILL NOT fall asleep (with God’s help, of course). Each day we are a little closer. And, yes, the headlines need to be read reverentially with all the chaos and catastrophe, violence and degradation. And I think Jimmy DeYoung needs to change his by-line from “setting the stage for Bible prophecy TO BE fulfilled,” to “as we watch, Bible prophecy IS being fulfilled.” Jesus is almost done with His preparations for our new “homes.” CAN’T WAIT!!!
    God Bless you guys!

    • And the city where our new homes will be:

      Revelation 21:2 ESV
      “And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

      Imagining Jesus doing all of this for us is…overwhelming. Overwhelming in a good way.

  2. If we take the Bible literally, then reading the newspaper will become an almost reverential exercise, for evidence of God and the unfolding of His promises can be found daily. At least this is my experience.

    I’m wondering if the cyclical nature of foot traffic on prophecy websites is directly tied to how the audience interprets the Bible. Allegorical vs literal. If one is in the allegorical camp, I suppose they would be more apt to check in when more sensational world news is hitting the wires.

    Maybe I’m just a simpleton but after reading Amos 3:7, the newspaper seemed to change a bit.

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