MESSENGERS OF THE END TIMES
by Arthur Phua
Date: 5 Mar Sat
Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Venue: ALBY OFFICE
$40 walk-in rate ($30 if payment is made by 4Mar)
Fee includes :
* Reflections on the book of Revelations by Dr Quek Koh Choon
* $10 voucher
It is interesting to note that Malachi is the last end-time messenger of the Old Testament. His name means “the messenger of Jehovah”. Malachi’s message carries a heavy burden of God’s heart for His people who had lost their affection and reverence for HIM. Malachi prophesied John the Baptist’s entrance into the New Testament of one declaring, “prepare the way of the Lord; make His path straight”. Malachi was a no-body and John was a voice in the wilderness. Apostle Paul’s greatest legacy was his letters written while in prison; Jesus was crucified as a criminal so that we are reconciled back to God…these are the end-time messengers.
The nature of the scenario at the end-time is not in great revivals or some movement and demonstration, but some secret thing to which the LORD leads the hungry. The end-time is a time of personal preparation, not service, work, popularity, not a place to display gifts, not for personal interest and enjoyment, but a desperate need for the LORD.
If one were to understand the thought of God for the seven churches in the Book of Revelation, it reveals that God is looking for the remnant of the remnants that have ears to understand. We can be so occupied with the signs of the 2nd Coming that the One who is coming takes a second place.
Why Eschatology has become so complicated is because man has made it so. The fearful thing is that the Second Coming is the prize of the Church. To be unprepared is to be in the dark, and not ready to be dressed up as HIS Bride.
Arthur’s exposition of Eschatology will be very much on the thought of God for the individual and the Church. The world is fast galloping into expectations, and so must our capacity for God. This capacity goes beyond our ability to exegete the Word; it is the capacity to grasp God’s thought for us of His sovereign will. We have everything we need in the Word, and to find the treasures hidden in His Word for a sure foundation.
About Arthur Phua
Arthur was actively involved in the prison ministry and taught an intensive Bible class in various prisons island-wide from 1994 to 2008. He is the Senior Pastor of Open Hand Christian Fellowship.
Pastor Arthur Phua holds a Bachelor of Theology and Masters in Counseling degrees. He is married to Valarie and has a daughter, Abigail. He ran his own business before entering into the ministry. Together with his wife, they have been in the ministry since 1980. They together with 8 others were pioneers in outreach and a church was birthed in Tampines.
Pastor Arthur’s passion is to see believers “crossover” to understand God’s heart for His children. He also wants to prepare God's people for His Second Coming through the understanding of Eschatology (study of the end times).