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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Timing

I love history, and I particularly enjoy timelines that put things together for me chronologically.

Were you one of those people who were tripped up by Biblical genealogies and apparent mistakes in the Bible?

I was. I did some research several years ago, and I was able to resolve that issue satisfactorily for me.

Since then I have enjoyed watching documentaries and listening to lectures that unpack historical events accurately according to real time.

What I have found is that there can be mistakes made archeologically, and the most consistent and accurate time teller is really the Word of God.

It is reliable to an unheard-of degree.

Consider this recent documentary:

http://shop.patternsofevidence.com/

And this one:
http://www.bethlehemstar.net/

This professor's work:
https://www.unwsp.edu/web/academics/faculty-listing/-/asset_publisher/7EmHmFRs4Mum/content/charles-aling/402531

And this book:
http://www.amazon.com/A-Childs-History-World/dp/8882870286

These are all credible historians and historically sound---yet they are all in conflict regarding some dates.

The lesson learned is that God knows the exact dates, man set the timeline, and everything really does add up---even exactly.

Among prophecy people there is talk of the 70th Week of Daniel.

Do you know what that is?

I will try to summarize it briefly.

Daniel was a prophet. He saw things far into the future. He accurately predicted the reign of King Cyrus, Alexander the Great, and the coming of the Jewish Messiah. He even gave an exact time frame: 483+7 years.

Lo and Behold, that time passed and Jesus Christ was born on the earth, grew up and entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

That date, (disputed by historians) halted the timeline set up by God. So began the age of Grace, the Church age.

I am no pastor, no theologian, so if you want to get more complete understanding of this you'll have to do your own research.

I tend to lean toward the date of March 29, 33 AD, bringing the death of Christ to April 3, 33 AD.

Differing timelines can be confusing.

Isaac Newton calculated dates, as did Pope Gregory (the Gregorian Calendar fashioned by his minions) --also different monks in the middle ages worked endlessly on this topic.

The truth is that it doesn't have an effect on the whole picture of God's timeline.

I find the dates Jonathon Cahn calculates on the Jewish calendar to be rather convincing, as one cannot deny the historical record of recent years!

The 29th of Alul is coming up this September on the 13th. This one is a Shemitah, a time of blessing or a curse. This calendar is apparently correct according to God's timeline as it matches up a recent historical pattern of every seven years and significant dates that fall precisely onto that time frame.

Interesting, to say the least.

So when does the last week of Daniel's prophecy begin???

That last week is known as the Great Tribulation, Jacob's Trouble, the Last Days.

It will be a time of God's wrath falling on the earth. (Think Noah's Flood, but fire, this time)

Jesus told his followers that they would see birth pangs, that certain events would happen leading up to this terrible time, that we would be warned.

Celestial events would occur (blood moons, astronomical signs, changes in atmosphere). Earth-changing events---volcanic and seismic---with increased intensity.

Plague and death. Mass Animal Death
That has started already.

Political upheaval, social demise, economic hardship, and HISTORICAL EVENTS will be signs for us.

Israel. There is no other sign more convincing than the nation of Israel.

Ezekiel prophesied particularly regarding Israel.

But Daniel's prophecy also regarded God's people. I love to turn to Daniel 12:1, where it says we, those with our names written in the book, will be delivered from the trouble to come.

That is my hope, and that can be yours too.

Timing is significant. Time exists as God created it, wholly and fully at the dawn of creation. He sees its beginning and its ending. Time, as we can understand it, can be understood better as a finite creation rather than an agent of creation itself.

Time is running out for us.

The concept of eternity is beyond our comprehension, but that doesn't negate its existence. To go beyond and out of time and into God's presence is not completely unimaginable, but it is difficult to grasp.

To spend eternity (timelessness) in hell is anathema.

I think the 70th week of Daniel may be starting this September. The Times are hinting at this.

Hope in Christ. He is coming soon.

Maranatha!

Palestine

Signs Everywhere!

Monday, June 29, 2015

NBBSLC

Most of my pro-sodomy friends will probably not take the time to read this article from the "Federalist" but one big question about sodomy that seems to stifle or trip up "Christians" is the validity of enforcing a traditional view of marriage for non-Christians in a primarily Non-Christian country.

Young people will be less likely to understand the ramifications of this momentous decision. Their classic response is simply, "Well, if they love each other..."

Here is a thought-out response to the question of society and its freedoms sans Christianity.

For true believers there is no doubt about sodomy. Same-sex attraction is sin, as is pride, anger, lust, gluttony, envy, etc.. The Bible is more than clear.

If you don't believe the Bible, you are completely free from adhering to its teachings.

But the implication of sodomy for society from a non-Biblical standpoint seems to hold more clout for these Non-Bible-Believing-Self-Labeled-Christians.

Here is the article for them;

http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/26/15-reasons-marriage-equality-is-about-neither-marriage-nor-equality/

The battle has been lost, but this is just to help those who claim to know Christ.

I would only encourage all of my friends to repent from sin, to see God as He is depicted in the Bible, and cease to make Him to be the God of one's own imagination.

Idolatry is also a sin.

The most loving thing a follower of Christ can do is to point a fellow human toward eternal salvation.

Repent while there is time.

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