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  1. We are meant to yearn for Jesus’ kingdom on earth. Jesus expects us to pray for it: Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. But it’s more than a little presumptuous to predict a date for Jesus’ return? Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. If we ignore Mat 24:36 and get it wrong, the best option is to admit the mistake and learn from it. Jesus’ return will be a massive event that nobody will miss or mistake. Zech 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, 14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, 14:17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. 14:18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, I believe that Zech 14 is literal not figurative. Apart from the fact that Jesus has been promised the land that Abraham saw (Gen 13.14-15 & Gal 3.16), I doubt that there is an Egypt in heaven (Zech 14.18). On the one hand, Jesus returns as a thief in the night but only for those who have their focus elsewhere. Jesus’ brethren are expected to be ready: 1 Thes 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. The disciples asked Jesus for a sign of his impending return: Mat 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? In response, Jesus gave them and us the sign of the fig tree: Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. And Israel is the fig tree: Hos 9:10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree Jer 24:5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah ISRAEL’S REBIRTH! That’s a sign that Jesus’ return is near. Jesus gives us other signs: THE DAYS OF NOAH. Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 17:27 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. Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. THE DAYS OF LOT. Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Isa 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. PEACE AND SAFETY. 1 Thes 5:3 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. Is the verse above a cry for peace? Or is it a cry after it’s assumed that peace and safety has been achieved? The Arab Israeli wars started shortly after Israel’s rebirth and we’ve been hearing about peace talks from 1948 until now. http://www.timesofisrael.com/putin-said-willing-to-host-israeli-palestinian-peace-talks/ Israel’s rebirth first required a scattering. required Jesus made this prediction before the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and scattered Israel throughout Europe: Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. We’re meant to recognise the signs that Jesus’ return is near: 1 Thes 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness. Summarising the signs as I see them: * Israel’s rebirth. * Disobeying God as in the days of Noah. * Disobeying God as in the days of Lot. * Attempts to achieve peace and safety. Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
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    Rightly dividing the word

    Hi Theopilus, Let me show you some of the verses that influence my thinking. Even if you see them a different way, you might understand why I think that the earth will become the everlasting kingdom of God on earth. Considering these two verses together, I think that planet earth will continue to exist and to be farmed: Gen 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Eccles 1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the Ecc 1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. earth abideth for ever. Revelation 11 states that Jesus will reign for ever and ever: Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Luke describes the everlasting nature of Jesus' kingdom on earth: Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. When Jesus rules the world, all corners of planet earth will worship God: Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 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. Yes Rev 21 speaks of new heavens and earth. I understand that figuratively. Isaiah 14.12 and Jeremiah 51.53 speaks of the king of Babylon in "heaven". The woman clothed with the sun (Rev 12) shows that the term heaven is used figuratively. I understand the war in heaven (Rev 12.7) figuratively too because God will not tolerate sin in His presence: Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, God not tolerating sin in His presence - that was the lesson of the temple veil (Matt 27.51 and Heb 10.19-20): Lev 16:2 And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: Believing that God's dwelling place is totally devoid of any form of corruption, I struggle to see why heaven would need to be destroyed. Understanding "heaven" to typify "government", I have no problem understanding Jesus' destruction of human government, replacing it with his new "heaven" (government). Just as there is a link between sin and death, so there is a link between incorruptibility and eternal life. 1 Cor 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. I believe that Immortal angels in God's presence cannot sin: Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Happy to share thoughts and hope that I have done so in an acceptable manner. Prov 27.17
  3. There are difficult passages in the Bible (2 Peter 3.16) and I guess that these call for serious study and prayer. And one more thing – sharing understandings with fellow believers (Prov 27.17) Paul tells us to study the Bible to the extent that we are able to correctly understand it: 2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. I would be drawing an extremely long bow if I claimed that 1 Cor 15.51 was a reference to America’s new president: 1 Cor 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: In a similar fashion, the expression “the like figure” (2 Peter 3.21) is a reference to the symbology of the ark, not the number 8 in eight souls. 1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Matthew 13 records the reason that Jesus uses parables: Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. And Rev 5.10 mentions reigning on earth as kings and priests: Rev 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. How does this relate to difficult to understand Bible passages? Prov 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. If were are to reign on earth, why then does Peter talk about the earth being burned up? 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Some regard this as literal. Some regard this as figurative. I agree with the latter for the following reasons: * There are many passages that point to Jesus reigning on earth with the seat of his government in Jerusalem. * 2 Peter 3.5-6 describe the destruction of the old heavens and it is obvious that he means Noah’s flood. This destruction of the old heavens did not result in the destruction of the literal heavens. The word “heaven” is used figuratively to represent rule in Jeremiah 51.53. This could help us to understand 2 Cor 12:2. The first heaven ended with Noah’s flood. The second heaven will end with the judgement described in 2 Peter 3.7. And the 3rd heaven would then be Jesus’ righteous rule on earth. Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Isa 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Zec 14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. 14:17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. Mat 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  4. The gospel of John records Jesus' healing of Lazarus: John 11:39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Jesus' enemies recognised his application of power and reacted. It's a shame that their reaction was negative. When the enemies of God's truth recognise (even if only reluctantly) the miracle, that's a powerful sign: John 12:9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 12:10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; 12:11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus. Jesus raising of Lazarus was incontrovertible evidence that Jesus had power from his Father. The Chief Priests, rather than accept Jesus' claim to be the son of God, planned the destruction of Lazarus. And this resurrection occurred four days after Lazarus had been dead and his body had started to decay. It's risky to generalise but I will take that risk here. There is one constant for people in power. The lust for power. Why did the Chief Priests feel the need to kill both Lazarus and Jesus? It was to protect their powerful positions: John 11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. 11:48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. Not much changes over the millennia? ; - ) But the massive power demonstrated by Jesus gives us comfort - we too can rely on the resurrection at Jesus' return. There is nothing that men can do to prevent the bodily resurrection of the saints at Jesus' return: Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Dan 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 1 Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 1 Thes 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. So why didn't the Chief Priests recognise the immense power that Jesus wielded? It's yet another real life case that puts human nature on display. And Jesus virtually predicted the exact circumstance: Luke 16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Moses and the prophets? The prophet Daniel in this case: Dan 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
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    Your Bible Reading Plan(s)?

    William, I have a Bible reading plan that I use. It takes me through the OT once a year and the NT twice a year. It's a pdf. Happy to share it with anybody who'd like to see it. PAH
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    Jesus Disrespected Lots of People.

    William, I agree. Jesus was not rude. He told the truth. And at times, that truth needed to be direct. Matt 23 for example. Jesus knew their hearts . . . and our hearts. Mat 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? PAH
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    Your Bible Reading Plan(s)?

    When Jesus told his enemies to search the Scriptures, he was talking about the Old Testament. There was no New Testament at that time: John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. What did Jesus know about the ordeal he faced? * He knew that he would die and that Jerusalem would be destroyed shortly afterwards: Dan 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. * He knew that he would die to atone for the sins of his followers: Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. * He knew that he would be crucified: Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 22:17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. * He knew that he would be raised to life again shortly after his death: Psalm 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. * He knew that Israel would be scattered around the world and regathered before reborn Israel is attacked and almost destroyed: Eze 38:8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. Zec 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, *He knew that the nations of the world would resist the establishment of his world wide government of peace: Psa 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 2:6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Mat 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. Gen 13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
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    The Great War

    I agree that Lucifer is the king of Babylon: Isa 14:4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon . . . 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! There is a sense in which the literal king of Babylon fell from symbolical heaven. Jer 51:53 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD. "Heaven" is used figuratively in the Bible to represent positions of power. And Jeremiah 51.53 above is a classic example of this. And there's also Joseph's dream where bodies in the heavens (sun, moon and stars) typified those more powerful in his family: Gen 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? The book of Revelation is full of symbology. It's pretty much impossible to understand some passages any other way. The woman clothed with the sun is a good example: Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: Based upon the understanding that the sun, and the moon represent political power, the woman is in league with men in power. The evidence is that the woman represents the church. The following two quotes support this: 2 Cor 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. Rev_21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. An faithful church is typified by an unfaithful woman. God uses this symbology when describing Israel: Hos 1:2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD. Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. And there is an unfaithful church in a position of power that is described in Revelation Ch's 17 & 18: Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Rev 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
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    Jesus Disrespected Lots of People.

    Greetings all, Our world view is influenced by our surroundings (time and location). If there's an apparent disconnect between Bible teaching and the currently accepted "truth", tread very carefully. If there's a need to choose up sides, we want to side with Jesus. Yes Jesus said this: John 4:22 Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know: for salvation is from the Jews. The wisdom of our current world teaches that all of its great religions lead to eternity. How does that square with this verse? John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me. The apostle Paul tells us that the SEED promised to Abraham is ONE person - Jesus: Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. That promise is recorded in Genesis: Gen 13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward and southward and eastward and westward: 13:15 for all the land which thou see, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And this has a lot to do with salvation coming through the Jews: Gal 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ. 3:28 There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female: for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus. 3:29 And if ye are Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise. What might seem to be a lack of respect upon first glance could easily be a test. It is not hard to see the test in the following: Matt 15:25 But she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.15:26 And he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs. 15:27 But she said, Yea, Lord: for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it done unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that hour. One of the tests that we encounter relates to our respect for the word of God. The disciples ask Jesus why he spoke in parables: Matt 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 13:11 And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. The symbology used in parables is explained in other parts of the Bible. Those who respect God's word to the extent that they read it find these explanatory links required to understand the parables. Here's an example: Matt 24:3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? Matt 24:32 Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh; Hosea 9:10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first season: Jeremiah 24:5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I regard the captives of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans, for good. In other words, the rebirth of Israel is the sign from Jesus that his return is near. And YES he will literally return to earth and stand on the Mount of Olives: Zechariah 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, And at that point, the promise to Abraham will be fulfilled because his seed Jesus will establish the kingdom of God on earth with his throne in Jerusalem: Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my strong hold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, even vanity and things wherein there is no profit. Zechariah 8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you. Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall the LORD be one, and his name one. 14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. Psalm 2:6 Yet I have set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 2:7 I will tell of the decree: the LORD said unto me, Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee. 2:8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 1:33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. We non Jews need to recognise that we are Jews by adoption as Paul explained in Gal 3.29. And his letter to the Romans: Rom 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
  10. Hi David, Glad that I found your web site. Thanks for the welcome. Hope that I posted in the right area. PAH
  11. When Jesus died on the cross, the temple veil was torn from top to bottom: Mat 27:50 And Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. 27:51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent; And Paul explains the significance of the temple veil: Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 10:20 by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are made nigh in the blood of Christ. 2:14 For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition, 2:15 having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the twain one new man, so making peace; The temple veil typified the barrier between God and man: Heb 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holy of holies; Heb 9:6 Now these things having been thus prepared, the priests go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the services; 9:7 but into the second the high priest alone, once in the year, not without blood, which he offereth for himself, and for the errors of the people: Jesus was totally free of transgression and for that reason could not be held by the grave: Act 2:24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. But Jesus shared our nature to destroy the devil: Heb 4:15 For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Heb 2:14 Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he might bring to nought him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
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