We’ve all seen signs “The end is near.” What would happen if I walked around with a sign stating “The beginning is near”? What? In this Advent Season as we wait in joyful hope, we are already in the endtimes inchoatively as we proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. The Second Coming at the end of time shows us that the first coming in Bethlehem was not just a visitation but a permanent presence. The endtimes are already here, because all is fulfilled in Christ. It’s like a basketball game when your favorite team is ahead by 20 points and there are only 7 seconds left to play. We know the victory is already ours. We know the outcome. We’re just waiting for the clock to run out. The end time is a victorious new beginning, and the beginning is near.