Thursday, February 18, 2016

Earthly Kingdom postoned - Christ coming to Judge Israel - Lukes Gospel 17:25-37

In the closing of the earthly ministry of Christ - Jesus elaborated on His future coming in Divine Judgment. Comparisons were made with Noah's flood, Lot's wife, Sodom and Gomorrah, one taken and one left in the field.

Luke's Gospel made the subject of Judgment clear.

Luke 17: 25-37...
  • But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
  • And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 
  • Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 
  • Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 
  • Remember Lot's wife. 
  • Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 
  • I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 
  • And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
When Christ comes back the second time (to restore the Kingdom that was postponed) He does not come as a gentle lamb. He comes with fierce wrath and Divine Judgment taking vengeance upon those who obeyed not the Gospel. Fire from Heaven (like Sodom and Gomorrah) will purge and sanctify the earth. The Divine Judgment of Christ will purge humanity. Many unbelieving souls will be taken into perdition. Physical death according to God's Divine Judgment upon unbelievers will occur within the masses. Many are taken into condemnation and death - others are left behind to enter into the Promised Kingdom. Human carcasses will lay upon the earth under circling scavenging birds of the air.

The picture of Christ as a Divine Judge is the prelude to establishing the Promised Kingdom on Earth. The Kingdom postponed in Christ's day - will thus take effect at the Divine Judgment of Christ (at the end of the seven year Tribulation). After Judgment - all humanity at that time will accept Christ as Messiah and be sanctified. The Promised Kingdom will be established for the first time - since it's postponement during the earthly ministry of Christ. As Jesus prayed in the Lord's prayer - Thy will be done on Earth - as it is in Heaven.

Matthew 25 mentions of the Son of man, the Bridegroom, the King, and the Judge. In Luke 17 - Christ the Judge is prevalent.

For further study... Distinction between the Rapture of the Church and the Second coming

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The coming of the Son of man - (not the Rapture)

The coming of the Son of man taught in Matthew's Gospel does not imply the Rapture of the Church as many think. This coming of the Son of man implies the return of Christ in Divine Judgment which in turn will restore the Promised Kingdom in Israel. At that time (in Divine Judgment) the Kingdom will begin in Israel - as prophesied.  A physical Christ will return with all the saints to rule and reign on a physical and earthly throne in Jerusalem. A Judgment will condemn those who reject the Messiahship of Christ. A fierce wrath will take place. So often the following passage is taken out of context and applied to the Church when actually it implies strictly to the restoration of the Kingdom in Israel.

Here's why:

Matthew 24:16-20...Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day

About the one left standing - not to mixed up with the Rapture?

Matthew 24: 36-41...But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Those who are taken by God -  will be condemned into Eternal Judgment. The accepters of Christ (people left standing) will remain; the rejecters of Christ will be cast into outer darkness.

Matthew 25:30...And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Revelation 20:5...But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.

2 Thessalonians 1:6...when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

In the days of Noah - Noah preached for 120 years. Only 8 souls got into the ark. Noah preached and people were nonchalant about the coming of the flood. A fierceness and wrath of an Almighty God took the rest of humanity away in the waters of the flood. So shall the coming of the Son of  man be another Divine Judgment. That very Judgment will take place when the Son of  Man steps down on the Mount of Olives - after His fire has purged the Earth - unlike the days of Noah when God's Judgment came by water.

"In the Rapture - Christ calls the Church up to escape Judgment on Earth. In the coming of the Son of man the Church returns with Christ; and Christ with all His saints - step down on the mount of Olives - bringing Divine Judgment to Earth".

Monday, February 15, 2016

Chronological order of the Rapture, seven year Tribulation, and the beginning of the reign of the Antichrist.

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:9…God has not appointed us (the Church) to wrath…God’s Wrath begins after the Rapture - where the church escapes wrath and Judgment. When the Church goes up - the beginning of the seven year Tribulation begins under the reign of the Anti-Christ.
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:3…After the Rapture of the Church in context…For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

  • That peace treaty (a covenant made by the Antichrist) will be between the Arabs and the Jew…they shall not escape Tribulation and destruction under the reign of the Anti-Christ for seven years.

  • Daniel 9:26…“ The Antichrist will confirm a peace treaty with many nations for a ‘seven’- year period. He will confirm a covenant with those who believe not. After the Rapture where the Church is called up…there will be no believer’s on earth.

  • "He" is the Anti-Christ…The people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end of it {thereof} shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week

  • 1 week is the equivalent to 7 years according to Daniel’s seventieth week prophecy. Seven years - three score and two weeks – 483 years – have passed. The final week (the 70th week) equates to seven years where the Antichrist begins his reign - because the Church is taken out. Reason? God’s Holy Spirit is no longer a withholder of the Antichrist.

  • 2 Thessalonians 2:6… And now ye know what withholdeth (God’s Spirit) that he (the Antichrist) might be revealed in his time

  • 2 Thessalonians 2:7…The Holy Spirit…only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. The Holy Spirit allows the Church and Gods mercy to continue until the Rapture. After the Church is taken out of the way…the Anti-Christ steps in

  • 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10…The Anti-Christ…And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 

  • In the middle of the seven year period, The Antichrist will break the covenant…and will put an end to the Jewish Old Testament sacrifice and offering  

  • Daniel 9:27… and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate,

We preach against - human rebellion

The sin of human rebellion is inherited and found inside the adamic nature.
Rebellion is lawlessness concerning the will of God. Unsaved men are violators of God’s Law without choice.
“Even though man chooses to do right – God does not see man as right unless the rebellious nature is broken and righteousness from Christ comes into the human soul.”
Rebellion cannot be forgiven. Rebellion must be broken by the power of God’s Holy Spirit. Natural rebellion can give the attitude of self righteousness, but in the eyes of God self righteousness has no merit. Rebellion is an inherited bondage that all men must be delivered from – in order to find God given righteousness.
“Deliverance – not forgiveness is God’s way of liberating a believer in Christ from inherited human rebellion.”
This deliverance I speak of is a deliverance from Jesus Christ who “frees” the sinner from inherited natural rebellion. Deliverance is the power of a living Christ that morally changes the rebel against God – into a man submitted to the will of Christ. A morally changed man will recognize and appreciate this deliverance.  The guilty conscience will no longer have dominion and forgiveness form all past sins will be found. Pardon from God will ring true to the heart and thinking. Obedience to God will be the outflow of  the delivered man’s new nature. Peace will take over the whole man. Rebellion will be gone.
All glory to Jesus Christ who “delivers” man from human rebellion – and blesses him with a life of true Christianity. Deliverance from human rebellion cannot be found in religion. Only the work of the Holy Spirit can “break” human rebellion.
“The Grace of God that brings Salvation keeps the Holy Spirit present in the life of a believer in Christ.”

What God sees

“Even though unsaved man chooses to do right – God does not see man as right unless the rebellious nature is broken and righteousness from Christ comes into the human soul.”