God is a tireless worker. He never wearies.
On the contrary, it is written (Isaiah 1:14) Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
Sick sick sick…. as the Bible says in the Book of Revelations-bad will be seen as good and Good will be seen as bad/evil. We’re in a lotta trouble…
In the end times Isaiah will be seen as Revelation, and Revelation will be seen as Isaiah.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
At what age is someone no longer considered a child? I didn’t know there was a cutoff number written in the Bible.
There is no cutoff, but Isaiah 7:16 says “…before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good…” which recognizes that children do not have a sense of morals. That didn’t stop God from punishing Adam and Eve for acting exactly as the children they really were.
Catechism class Lesson 19
Has God any body?
God has no body, God is spirit
Posture belongs only to bodies. But something which supposes posture is said of God in the Scriptures: “I saw the Lord sitting” (Is. 6:1), and “He standeth up to judge” (Is. 3:13). Therefore God has a body.
Christ died for all and salvation is open to whoever wants to receive it, but only the elect will seek out God because he first sought them. No person truly believing Jesus is Lord is turned away, they are elect. Those who aren’t chosen will never seek God. God is sovereign.
On the contrary, it is written (Isaiah 11:10): And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
God exists outside of time. He created time. There is no “would already know” before He looked for God. Because there is no before He looked. God is not like us. You can’t put human limits on Him.
On the contrary, it is written (Isaiah 46:10): “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure”
This teaches God’s infinite foreknowledge (end, beginning, ancient, yet).
If that were true, it would be touted everywhere. It’s the opposite. E.g., Isaiah 53 DSS has the protagonists in the plural, rather than singular. Psalm 22 has a typo, and if you remove a letter, it still doesn’t say “pierced”, but “My hands and feet dig [into the earth]”.
Isaiah 53:8 (KJV) He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? … At no time did Jesus do a stretch in the joint.
As a Jew, read Isaiah 53. Your Messiah came first as the suffering servant, CUT OFF, crucified for YOUR sin. For rejecting him as your Messiah, the body of Christ the believers will be leaving before God‘s wrath is poured out on this world so that he can restore you back2himself.
Does the word “Messiah” appear in Isaiah 53, or just in Daniel chapter 9?
Does the word “anointed” (same Hebrew root as “Messiah”) appear in Isaiah 53, or just Isaiah 45 referring to King Cyrus, and Isaiah 61 referring to Isaiah himself?
I didn’t think it did.
Isaiah 53:9 He was placed in a grave with the wicked, he was buried with the rich, even though he had never committed a crime or ever told a lie.”
So how many people were in that tomb, anyway, and how did it get so empty?
I need to start from the basics to explain to you.
There was no holy spirit in the old testament it came after Jesus ascended.
On the contrary, it is written (Isaiah 63:11): Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
Some people have nothing better to do than to look for the Ark of the Covenant. But the bible makes no mention of the Ark after the Babylonians sacked the temple and carted off its gold. The ark is not present in Ezra’s second temple, or Herod’s third temple.
According to the prophet Jeremiah, modern Israel will not even think about the Ark. For it is written (Jeremiah 3:16) “And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.”
In fact, there is evidence that God has recalled the Ark to heaven, for it is written in another place (Revelation 11:19) “And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”
Nevertheless, some people who think these are the end times to end all end times believe the Ark will be found, and will be part of the rebuilt fourth temple, so that the Antichrist will have something to desecrate.
Certain and immutable foreknowledge, such as the foreknowledge of God, is founded upon a certain and immutable cause, which can be no other than the divine will. God foreknows certainly that such things will be, because He has determined in His will that they shall be. —John Gill
God: “I will speak against a nation and against a kingdom, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy it; but if that nation shall repent of its evil, I also will repent of the evil that I have thought to do to them” (Jeremiah 18:7,8)
Therefore God has a changeable will.
Mark’s opening, “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” could be paraphrased something like this: “This is the beginning of the royal proclamation that Jesus, the anointed Prophet, Priest, and King, true heir of the line of David, has claimed His throne.”
As a scion of Jeconiah (Matt. 1:11) Jesus is disqualified:
Jeremiah 22:30 This is what the LORD says: ‘Write this man down as childless, A man who will not prosper in his days; For no man among his descendants will prosper sitting on the throne of David or ruling again in Judah.’
The New Covenant
After Jerusalem was sacked by Nebuchadnezzar and most of the leading citizens were taken captive to Babylon, the Prophet Jeremiah was set free because he had spent years telling the people to accept Nebuchadnezzar’s rule as fait accompli, the will of almighty God. Jeremiah made his way to Egypt and found some Jews there doing very well without the temple sacrifices, thank you very much. This moved him to make a crucial prophesy that more or less gave birth to the whole Christian idea six hundred years later:
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Note that this “new” covenant was to be made with the Israelites – the house of Israel and the house of Judah – not the Gentiles. It was not a matter of tit-for-tat, obey these commandments and get these blessings. The non-Jewish strangers who lived in Israel, who didn’t receive any promises from God, were obliged to observe the Law as well. Numbers 15:15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.
At the same time, the Promise passed from Abraham to Isaac to Jacob to Judah, thence to the Kings of Judah, and finally rested (Christians believe) on the Son of Man, Jesus Christ. And Christians partake of this Blessing simply by allowing Christ to abide within us, to literally live his risen life through us.
Paul speaks of the holy heathens, who knew not the Law, yet lived according to its precepts based on the dictates of their own conscience. He says there is no sin imputed where there is no Law. After Calvary, as a side-effect of the redemption of the world (1 John 2:2) there no longer remains an excuse for sin based on ignorance of the Law. It’s essence is now encoded within the human heart.
According to St. John in the same epistle, sin is the transgression of the Law. For Christians, it is the transgression of the moral Law, since the ceremonial aspects of the Law were “nailed to the cross” (Col. 2:14). Some theologians say in the Kingdom Christians will not sin, but this is stated by the Christians in the Reformation tradition as a purely legal definition which is imposed on us, forensically, by decree, from above, rather than the bottom-up objective sanctification of the soul which is the result of man freely cooperating with grace. In the former view, the New Covenant is seen as a global but staged process because sin is still present in Christians at this time. In the latter view, the New Covenant is a completed work by Christ on the cross, but is always “under construction” in its practical application to the individual Christian as we individually become refined like gold until all impurity is gone. At that point, we retain our free will and the possibility of committing sin, but we won’t sin because it would go against our transformed nature.
Christ was the founder of an innovative sect of Judaism which was proselytizing in character. Until his ministry, all sects of Judaism were triumphalist and self-contained, provincial to the point of forbidding even marriage outside of the cult (in the extreme), and outside of the House of Israel (at the very least). Never were procedures for a proselyting “mission” stated in the Old Testament, only prophecies that the family of nations would come to Mount Zion to worship, somehow drawn by the light. The Great Commission, then, represents a new command from the Father, communicated to us by the Son on the cusp of his return to glory.
In Jeremiah 33:7 the prophet Jeremiah predicted the return of Judah from captivity in Babylon and their restoration to their prior state, but he went one further and predicted the return of the ten lost tribes of Israel, the northern kingdom, from their captivity as well.
The problem with this is that intermarriage and a deliberate policy by the conquering Assyrians to eliminate the tribal identity of their subjects has totally destroyed most of the components of the northern kingdom. They are truly scattered. Only the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi (including the Coens, or Kohanim, direct descendants of Aaron) remain more or less intact, and these have been absorbed in turn into the construct we call “Jews”.
Jesus appointed the twelve apostles to “sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Matt 19:28; Lk 22:30).
Christ’s authority as Messiah needed to be established in the context of the fulfillment of a variety of Jewish scriptures pointing forward to him, including the symbolism of twelve apostles representing the original twelve tribes. But this was solely metaphorical, since the twelve tribes no longer existed as intact and ongoing concerns even in Christ’s time.
Even the Jews no longer comprise a tribe, because a tribe is a cohesive unit larger than a clan that lives in a certain geographic area. When the Jews were dispersed worldwide in onesey-twoseys following the burning of Jerusalem in 70 AD and Masada in 132 AD, the Jewish tribe ceased to exist. Their spoken language, Hebrew, disappeared from the face of the earth (but lived on in written form in the scriptures) and had to be reconstructed from scratch by the Zionist project.
We can look at how Christ interpreted the other scriptures to derive his concept of how Israel’s restoration related to his kingdom. In many ways, Christ’s hermeneutic was so loose and fastened on such shaky points it would shock modern students. I’m thinking of his defense of the afterlife by pointing out the use of the present tense when God is called “The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob”. Or his use of the “Ye are gods” passage in Psalm 82 to defend against the charge of blasphemy.
With these insights into Christ as a rabbi, we can well imagine that he would call a small movement within Judaism (The Way) a full restoration, in the same way he declared that John the Baptist was really Elijah come again.
There is a clear distinction made in John 10 between sheep that are Christ’s and those that are not. And it’s the sheep that are his that he gave his life for. It can’t be clearer. A similar distinction is made in John 6:37 and 44. God gave only the elect to Christ for salvation.
On the contrary, it is written (Ezekiel 18:23): Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
- From Daniel chapter 2 the statue head of Gold Babylon Nebuchadnezzar, Silver was Medes and Persians.
Nebbie’s idol had a head of gold (his empire), arms of silver (Medes), belly of brass (Persians), legs of iron (Greece), feet of clay (Romans). But history didn’t wrap up with Rome, so now the feet of clay is Europe and silver was the MEDO-Persians! Lather, rinse, repeat.
- “In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.” – Daniel 9:2 (KJV)
Jewish bigwigs were in exile for 54 years after Jerusalem fell to the neo-Babylon. Ezra led a group back there with a mandate from the Persian king to rebuild the temple, and that was 79 years later. So that throws off all calculations of the rapture based on Daniel’s 70 years.
Saints they were no different then you and me! As Paul said I die daily indicating that the old man of sin must be put to death so the new you can live. It’s a daily struggle with sin. And the 4th commandment the catholic church keeps sunday as the sabbath sunday is the 1st day
Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and THINK TO CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
the Antichrist will arise from the nation whose armies destroyed the Temple and Jerusalem in A.D. 70 (Daniel 9:26). That nation was Rome. So the global empire’s ruler will come from Rome.
“…and the end thereof shall be with a flood…”
Still waiting for that flood. Looks like Daniel muffed it.