Jesus? Keep Watch or Take Aim?
For several years now I have been forced to shake my head when I hear the Macho Macho Man (Village People) variety of post tribulation rapture scenarios.
2 Thessalonians 2:
“Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.” (NIV)
The Peanut Gallery
What is the motivation for their concern and unsettled state? If, as the peanut gallery claims the early church was taught a post tribulation rapture then how would this verse read? Much differently. See there would be no doubt if they’d been taught the rapture comes after the wrath of the lamb.
Keep Watch? … Thief in the night? Can we get a DUH?
I Thessalonians 5:
Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. (NIV)
He says Faith, Hope and Love here just like over there in Corinthians. I have the Spirit as anyone who is able to pay attention in the Spirit can plainly discern. With the precision of a surgeon the Lord has revealed these things in his word.
By Farajiibrahim – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
“No one knows the day or the hour” is Jesus’ parable surrounding all of this spoken to those who understood him perfectly. In correlation with all those signs he precisely told them the feast on which to look for his appearing.
That feast commemorates Moses going up the mountain to God in Exodus 19. There is no explanation given for it in the Law it merely tells them to do this on the first day of the seventh month and Psalm 119 instructs to blow the trumpet at the new moon. The feast is revealed to Paul and laid out in Thessalonians and in I Corinthians 15.
By Aleksander Gierymski – cyfrowe.mnw.art.pl, Public Domain, The feast of trumpets
This prophetic meaning, the Jews do not understand this feast because they have rejected their messiah. So it is disconnected from its total meaning and it is veiled in mystery.
I Thessalonians 5
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV)
The Jews and all others who reject Jesus as the risen “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”, as John the Baptist testified, will weather the “wrath of the lamb” in the “time of Jacob’s trouble.” The “seventieth week” of Daniel. Only the remnant will survive.
10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (NIV)
2 Thessalonians 2: 3-11:
3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. (NIV)
“This couple” is how two men were described this morning on TV by the news caster and their picture with hearts and such. A part of the powerful delusion is from the psychology realm (more collegified experts) which I call psychobabble and the idea is that “we” bolster the self image of everyone and “this we accepting their diversity” makes them feel good about themselves and that is the goal of life on planet earth.
Believing the lie and ignoring the truth whereby Jesus said: “Not one jot or tittle will disappear from the law until heaven and earth pass away and everything is accomplished.” No seminarians it does not mean Jesus repreached Moses and then had himself nail to it so you’d know the ten commandments are the way. Oh Brother!
Those who believe these religious ideas are superstitions from ancient shaman in the tribal lore (another example of the Powerful Delusion) need to go and read my posts here beginning at July 7 through July 19 where I solve the word problems God spoke on the page of scripture through prophets. This is hard ball.
From my post on July 26, 2020:
“There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible that in any profane history.” Isaac Newton.
Correct Sir Isaac. I can solve the math from my seat in history that you could not from your seat in history. My readers all over the world have seen from July 7, 2020 until today July 24, 2020 the math and Objective Evidence and simple statistical science grow as follows now with Sir Robert Anderson’s mathematical evidence in his book “The Coming Prince” HERE. So lets add it up with Sir Robert Anderson’s 100 plus years old contribution.
1/15 x 1/14 x 1/13 x 1/12 x 1/11 x 1/10 x 1/9 x 1/8 x 1/7 x 1/6 x 1/5 x 1/4 x 1/3 x 1/2 x 1/1 =
7.647163731819816e-13 = 0.000000000000765 How many of you would concede that is zero?
One chance in 7.65 Trillion (only the government can understand numbers this big) that the God of the Bible did not write the 60 books of the Bible through the 40 authors across the time span of 3,500 years.
The Sensuous Curmudgeon ridicules the idea there is evidence that shows Darwinian Evolution as the stuff of laughingstock, however, as the critics were embarrassed by Sir Robert’s demonstrating Daniel’s words precisely on the timeline of history. This Sir Robert did in the early 20th Century. Landing Palm Sunday in Thirty Two A.D., CE if you like, right where the God of the Bible said it would be through the angel to Daniel.” July 26, 2020.
I Thessalonians 4:
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.” (NIV)
Objective Evidence has been provided by God and he boasts of it telling us it is there. Jesus said, let the reader understand and the Spirit has caused some of us to do so. It’s there. I am writing a short book concisely laying it out with the plan of salvation there also. It is time we begin anew to tell our family and friends how to avoid the coming wrath. Or sit there silently and let them all perish.
John 14: 1-4:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” (NIV)
John 14: 6, 7:
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” (NIV)
Isaiah 53: 3-6:
“He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.” (NIV)
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