Never Been a Better Time

It seems to me

There is no better time than now to understand the truth concerning the “restoration of all things.”  The subject of Peter’s Second Sermon to the Jews is the key that unlocks future events.
“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.” (Acts 3:19-22 NASB)

What did the prophets have to say? Chances are that those who listened to Peter knew many of the prophets words by heart concerning their restoration.  Unfortunately, Protestant traditions regarding prophecy are often not according to the Bible. The words of the prophets are often “spiritualized” by good men who are not infallible. Over time their words become the traditions of men.

To learn about the restoration of all things let the prophets speak to you. They really know a lot about the restoration of Israel.  Their words generally mean what they seem to mean.
“It is time for Christians to interpret unfulfilled prophecy by the light of prophecies already fulfilled. The curses of the Jews were brought to pass LITERALLY; so also will be the blessings. The scattering was also literal; so also will be the gathering. The pulling down of Zion was literal; so also will be the building up. The rejection was literal; so also will be the restoration.”
—Barry Horner, Future Israel, citing J.C Ryle’s “Are you ready for the End of Time?

If it seems to you that I harp on this topic, you’re right. I can think of no better encouragement for the church today than to understand what will be.“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35 NASB)