First and Second Prophecies

THE FIRST PROPHETIC WORD uttered in this world came from the lips of God. It announced to Satan, that old Serpent, that the Seed of the Woman should bruise his head, and that word was fulfilled when through death the Lord Jesus Christ annulled him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. The fact that this has been accomplished is not yet made publicly manifest in the world, for God in much long-suffering is waiting for men to believe the testimonies of His grace which He is sending to them in the gospel, and to yield to Christ who is the mighty Conqueror of Calvary, for He is not willing that any should perish. But soon this long-suffering must come to an end and THE SECOND PROPHETIC WORD will be fulfilled. This word was uttered by Enoch, the seventh from Adam, who prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him" (Jude 14-15). Mark well that Christ and His doings are the theme of these prophecies.

Thus will all evil be overthrown and all rebellion against God subdued, and the Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour, the mighty Conqueror of Satan, and the righteous Judge of the ungodly, will establish HIS kingdom in which He will maintain justice and rule with equity for the glory of God and the good of man.