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Men’s Bible Fellowship
Foundations in Evangelism: 8/28/10
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 6 PM
Contact: Ken Smith, 896-8937 (shared supper)
What Next, Bible Prophesy
(Eschatology, Matt.24, The Revelation - notes - Sola Scriptura )
But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
Hebrews 2:7‑9 (in Context) Hebrews 2 (Whole Chapter)
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
In vision, Our Lord saw what his death would ultimately do in the restoration of all things. It is a process in time. It is not yet completed... We are now in the process of seeing the parts come together. Eph.4:1‑16
The disciples questions: Matt.24:3 were answered but not in the order given but in the order of relative importance. Also in Matt.24 & 25... Many are confused... perhaps this will help...
Matt. 24:4‑14 ‑‑‑ Introduction and general teaching of what our Lord was about to teach them.
Matt. 24:15‑20 ‑‑‑ The New Testament Church left Jerusalem when they saw Titus, and they were saved.
Matt: 24:21‑36 ‑‑‑ Covers from then to the "End of the Age" and Armageddon.
Matt: 24:37‑Chapter 25, The Important things left till last as in traditional Jewish teaching style: Then the Translation (Rapture) of the Church to heaven with warnings and instructions.
Apostle John is a type of the Church, he goes to heaven in Rev.4:1. After the 7th church of Laodicea, Rev.3:14, the Church goes Home. After that church and at that time for the great heavenly Battle (Rev.12:11) to start cleaning up heaven and the battle goes on for 3.5 years until all the fallen angels and lucifer are removed. Then for 3.5 years in heaven there is the Marriage feast of the Lamb of God to join with His Church who is clean, ready and glorious because of Him. Then we all, The Church with our Lord Jesus, return to earth in Rev. 19:11 to have the battle of Armageddon and set up the Kingdom promised to Abraham for a 1,000 year. (Eden Restored) The Sabbath rest of our Lord. This is the last 1,000 year day of the 7,000 years set for the dimension of time for mankind to choose to live with God or not and then time will be no more. Then will be the New Heavens and the New Earth and no more sun or moon, Rev.21 ‑ 22....
One of the reasons that Revelation is confusing is the rabbit trails that are not chronological. Chapters 6 & are rabbit trail that covers the whole 7 years on one level. It covers what happens to Israel and The Church during that 7 years. And John spells that out for us with the 1260 and time, times and a half... or 1260 = 3.5 years + 1+2+1/2 or 3.5 yrs or 7 years.. In Rev.12:6 & 14. If you know about Daniel's 70th missing year of 7 years it would fit right here as a week of years still under the LAW. The age of grace is complete.
The four horseman in Rev. 6 cover 7 years. The judgments all overlap each other at the same time. You can tell that by what happens to the sun, moon and stars. White, Red, Black and Grey horses of judgment.
Lucifer is kicked out of heaven in the middle of the Great Tribulation, this is it... John 12:31, John 16:11, Lk.10:18 It is the Cross of Jesus that allows for the expulsion of Lucifer from heaven by the Church Triumphant and the Holy Angels as per: Ezek.28:18 & Rev.12:10‑11. .. It would be easy for God to have purged heaven long ago but He has endured the constant accusations of Lucifer until the Church will have grown to have victory. Eph.4:1‑16.
The lesson here is that sowing and reaping are an immutable cosmic law of God and what you sow, you will reap. That God can allow the universal laws of His creation to clean up any rebellion. In that way, no future creation will be able to avoid the object lesson that God is fully in control through the Laws He has set up and any creation of His that goes into rebellion will eventually self destruct. And that there is no way to avoid the fact that rebellion can not succeed. Ezek.28:12‑19 & Isaiah 14:12‑24... This is an eternal object lesson
for all who may come to view in all the creation to come.
The 70 week of weeks of years is missing in Daniel to be under the Law. It is easy to see this as being the great Tribulation that is just around the corner, Matt.24: This will be the last great effort of Lucifer to kill all of the Jews and make God's promises to Abraham a lie and disqualify God from being able to judge. One must be perfect to be validated to sit in judgment.
Rev 12: Time line chapter. 1260 days is the 1st half of the Great Tribulation of 7 years. Time, Times and 1/2 is the 2nd half.... Chapter 12 is not a chronological chapter it is a time line chapter covering from the Translation of the Church till Armageddon. The mantled to rule with the rod of iron is Christ and the Church....as one. Rev.2:25‑28. In this passage Jesus, The Word of God is sharing about "he that overcometh" as being the Church.... that is to rule with a rod of iron. Rev.2:26-27 Fits exactly with Rev. 12:5. So Israel (The Woman) of the 12 stars (Tribes) brings forth the Man Child which is Christ and His Church. And He is caught up (translated, raptured)
If our Lord Jesus made to heaven and back in one easy morning in victory, it would seem that travel is a little easier on the other side. And of course Lucifer has an army of fallen angels to do his bidding in both heaven and earth so it is obvious that we don't have the experience of total victory as yet as per Hebrews 2:8, 1 Cor.15:25. But it is a sure thing. However, Lucifer is also before our Heavenly Father accusing us even as I write Rev 12:10. And our Lord Jesus is our mediator and standing up for us through His blood, Heb.9:24‑28.
The key for this ultimate victory is Unity as found in John 17 and Eph.4:1‑16 but most of the saints are very busy protecting their own turf and building on their own little ivory towers at this point in time. Seems God may have allowed for Obama to take office and shake us up a bit and begin the Christian persecutions in earnest. It seems we have refused to come into a Godly True Unity by faith so persecution may be on the way.We may need to consider strongly about moving from the urban areas and big cities to out in the country and off the grid to become self sufficient as much as possible. The false peace movement of the NWO may be here to stay. And it will bring peace by destroying any opposition. Christian and Conservative TV and Talk Show seem to be the first on the list. Biblical ministers are already under fire if they will not wed same sex couples in the states where it is legal. We may be entering that time now for the end of this Age
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