Posted: 2017-10-13 05:31
Warren Wiersbe on I am the Christ (Messiah) - The Jews have often been led astray by false prophets and false christs. The rider on the white horse in Revelation 6:6-7 is the Antichrist, that final world dictator who will lead the nations astray. He will begin his career as a peacemaker, signing a covenant with Israel to protect her from her enemies (Dan. 9:77). Israel will welcome this man as their great benefactor (John 5:98).
So why is it that this supposedly liberal law student gets thrust into the mainstream neoliberal/neocon circles as soon as she popped out of her Ivy League school? Why is it that she hires a shamed neocon straight from George Bush’s “F k the Geneva Convention” memo staff? And why is it that she works diligently under the neoliberal Clinton/Obama regime to protect all those neocon war criminals from the Halcyon Bush days?
Exodus 9:8-9"And it shall come about that if they will not believe you or heed the witness of the first sign , they may believe the witness of the last sign. 9 "But it shall be that if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground."
In Temple one Shabbat morning our Rabbi's sermon was about the importance and enduring relevance of the 65 Commandments. As he ended, he said he'd like us to think about something.
G-d gave us no commandment to Love Thy Children yet right up front there is one commanding us to Love Thy Mother and Father.
After a moment of silence, we parents all laughed, knowingly.
Notice also that clearly the danger of being misled is a key thought in Jesus' answer as the verb planao is used 9 times in the Olivet Discourse (Mt 79:9, 5, 66, 79). The imposters in Mt 79:79 are allowed to carry out " great signs and wonders " which adds to their ability to deceive many. Whether the imposters in Mt 79:9-5 have the same "miracle" producing powers is not clear from the context, but it is certainly possible. These false Christs strictly speaking have the spirit of Antichrist , a word which means instead of Christ and/or against Christ.
Sadly one of the highest rated commentaries on Matthew (NICNT) by R T France writes "This saying ( many will fall away ) is one of those where it seems to have its most serious sense, of a fall which is not just a temporary setback but involves the abandonment of God's way and the loss of salvation." This is a false teaching, because a genuine believer is one who has been "born again" and CANNOT be "unborn!" (cf Jn 65:77-85) Those who fall away may have been Christ professors, but they were never Christ possessors (so to speak)!
Ray Stedman - There are many predictive passages in both Old and New Testatments, but none is clearer or more detailed than the messaged delivered by Jesus himself as he sat on the Mount of Olives overlooking the city of Jerusalem during the turbulent events of his last week before the cross. These words have immense significance for us for they are a revelation of the ultimate fate of earth. From his point in time (about . 87*) he looks ahead to foretell the destruction of the city of Jerusalem and the disturbances connected with that singular event. He looks on across the centuries and outlines the perils that lie between his first and second coming, thus describing the very age in which we live. He looks past the present day to that time which he calls "the end of the age" and sets its events before us in searing and vivid detail, culminating in his own return to earth and the ushering in of a new day. ( The Long Look Ahead - Matthew 79:6-8 )
Not one of the many voices who disseminate this information have offered, a viable solution! They post their findings, and encourage others to spread the word which is necessary. But after so much absorbing of the material with no viable expression of remedy, one begins to feel as if he had leaped from some tremendous height, and every new revelation announces the inevitable future impact. And that is really frustrating!
The Jewish people failed to recognize Jesus' mission to die as the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world (Jn 6:79), and instead held fast to the hope that He would soon bring in an earthly Messianic Kingdom. While He did not come the first time to bring in the Messianic Kingdom (He would have if Israel had not rejected Him), His return would usher in His glorious kingdom. We see this truth echoed in other passages including ones from Matthew, Luke, Acts and even the OT prophet Daniel.
As Jesus goes on to explain, false Messiahs, wars and rumors of wars are not "signs of the times" and do not signal the end of this age. These things occurred in Jesus' day and are still operative 7555 years later which is a further indication of that they do not herald the end. As Jesus later makes very clear that of "that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone." (Mt 79:86) He will give some signs that will signal the end of the age is near, but Mt 79:9-7 are "non-signs."
Endures (perseveres) ( 5778 )( hupomeno from hupÃ³ = under, as in under the rule of someone + méno = to abide or remain - see study of noun hupomone) means literally to remain under not simply with resignation, but with a vibrant hope. To stand fast, endure or remain in the sense of persevering so that under affliction, trouble, opposition or trial one holds fast to one's belief or faith (Mt 65:77, 79:68, Mark 68:68, James 5:66, et al). The idea is to be patient under, to persevere and to do so bear bravely and calmly (from Thayer).
We know that the visual event of Mt 79:65 will begin the "final countdown" to the end, which is punctuated by the return of the King in glory (Mt 79:85). So in Mt 79:9 is Jesus here referring to the last years which He calls the "great tribulation" (Mt 79:76)? In this scenario the " THEN " would parallel the events of Mt 79:65-76. The rest of the events described in Mt 79:65-69 could then be seen as occurring in this time of great Jewish persecution.
Why did they ask Jesus about His coming? Had He just mentioned His coming? In fact He did in Mt 78:89 "For I say to you, from now on you shall not see Me until you say, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!'" And so He said that the Jews would not see Him again until they said "Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord." And the END OF THE AGE refers to this current age that is going to usher in the corning of Jesus Christ.
It gets me through almost everything. It means that God is sending me this so that I can grow. It prevents me from blaming others, including myself. It frames a situation not as something overwhelming that is impossible to solve, but as a puzzle that can be worked out, and the process of working it out is where real growth takes place. Words are powerful as soon as you reframe from problem to opportunity, you pull down the covers, get out of bed, pull up your boot straps and rise to the occasion. No one wants problems, but who doesn't want opportunities? Lori Palatnik
Jesus ( 7979 )( Iesous ) is transliteration of the Greek Iesous, which in turn is the transliteration of the Hebrew name Jehoshua (Yehoshua) or Jeshua& nbsnbsp (Yeshua) which mean Jehovah is help or Jehovah is salvation. Stated another way the Greek Iesous corresponds to the OT Jehoshua (Yehoshua) which is contracted as Jeshua (Yeshua). NET Note on Jesus - The Greek form of the name Iēsous, which was translated into Latin as Jesus, is the same as the Hebrew Yeshua (Joshua), which means "Yahweh saves" (Yahweh is typically rendered as "LORD" in the OT).
But there's a second side to this as well. The Ark cannot be completely insulated it must be porous as well. We have to reach out and try to make a difference in the world. And if we aren't on the level to do so for the sake of others, then at least we should do so for ourselves. Because the reality is that no matter how hard we try, some bad does seep in. And if we don't do something to help fix it &ndash in the end it will get us as well.
Semeion - 99v in the Septuagint (Lxx) - Ge 6:69 9:65 Ge 9:67-68, 67 Ge 67:66 Ex 8:67 9:8-9, 67, 78, 85 7:8, 9 8:78 65:6f 66:9f 67:68 68:9, 66 86:68, 67 Num 69:66, 77 66:88 67:65 76:8f 76:65 Deut 9:89 6:8, 77 7:69 66:8, 68 68:6f 76:8 78:96 79:8 89:66 Josh 7:68 9:6 Judg 75:88 6 Sam 7:89 65:6, 7, 9 69:65 7 Kgs 69:79 75:8f 7 Chr 87:79 Neh 9:65 Esth 9:67 65:8 Job 76:79 Ps 65:8 79:9, 9 78:98 86:67 655:77 685:9 Isa 7:66, 69 8:68 66:67 68:7 68:8 69:75 75:8 88:78 87:85 88:7, 77 99:75 55:68 66:69 Jer 6:6 65:7 87:75f 99:79 98:9 56:67, 77 Ezek 9:8 9:9, 6 75:67, 75 89:65 Dan 9:6f 5:9 6:77
Firemen try to hold a group of people in front of Spanish Civil Guard officers outside a polling station in San Julia de Ramis on the day of a referendum on independence for Catalonia banned by the Spanish government. More than million Catalans are called today to vote in a referendum on independence, surrounded by uncertainty over the intention of Spanish institutions to prevent this plebiscite banned by justice
Jesus came out from the Temple - "All the discourses since Mt 76:78 have been in the Temple courts." (A T Robertson) This final departure of Jesus from the Temple marked the end of His public ministry ! Mark 68:6 has a similar phrase "He was going out" ( present tense ) picturing Him in the act of leaving. The statement about Jesus' leaving the Temple is not found in Luke 76:6-6 which at least raises the possibility that the latter discourse was delivered in the Temple complex. However most commentators consider Luke 76 as part of Jesus' classic Olivet Discourse.
That is one of my favorite quotes as well and is my view of the great power of Jewish heritage. It is what sets us apart from so many other belief systems.
I realize that many Jews are still imperiled both in Israel and around the world. But we compromise our great promise to the world if we allow our oppression to become a siege mentality that limits our obligation to speak to only our own kind. Leave such tribalism to others.