Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Isaiah 10, the Assyrian, Antichrist, Little Horn, End of Days King sent to Destroy a Hypocritical Nation
We have been gone for too long, well we are back and we are teaching on the end of days and the events and characters that will appear, or they may be here already. One never knows. We will begin and say this; it really doesn't matter what you believe with regard to end of days teaching. You can believe in a Rapture, or you don't have to believe in a Rapture. All of the divisive small points involved in end of days teaching is poison used by Satan to keep G-D's children divided. It keeps us ridiculing each other to the point where we are sworn enemies. Every time that happens Satan laughs his red tail off. Remember that.
Friday, January 3, 2014
There is not much to write with regard to Matthew 25, the chapter is about as self-explanatory as any Chapter in the Gospels. However we will discuss verses 14 through 40 because many will point to this teaching to falsely claim the right to teach a prosperity Gospel. This lesson from our Messiah has little to do with actual finances and more to do with spreading the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. The more people you witness to the more people that will find the Lord our G-D through the Gospel.
Enjoy our Lord's Teachings!! G-D Bless you all!!!!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Yeshua (Jesus) Matthew 24, Consider all possibilities, Guard against deception and be watchful for the signs of the end of days
What does it mean? How does this translate to our modern world? Are we living in the end of days? what does this mean? What does that mean? When you receive an answer the most most common response is; NO YOU'RE WRONG! My Church believes this was, or my Church believes that way.
I have came to conclusion that teaching Christian eschatology, or attempting to interpret End of Days scripture is a no win situation, if you teach it as a part of your foundation, or include it in a so-called Statement of Faith. Opinions differ, people believe different things and there should be an open discussion in all of our Churches on the End of Days, an open mind is a watchful mind, an alert mind.
This is what Yeshua was teaching us. The two most important, in my opinion, lessons to be learned from Matthew 24, or the Olivet Discourse, are; Do not be deceived and watch for the signs of the fulfillment of end of days prophecy.
If the majority of Matthew 24 pertains to the end of ancient Jerusalem; so be it. If the majority of Matthew 24 strictly pertains to the End of Days; so be it. Remember; do not be deceived and be watchful, be open minded with regard to end of days scripture, consider all possibilities, that make sense of course.
Friday, December 14, 2012
We have done well by not having to resort to multiple parts to any particular lesson but in this event, or lesson, we must break it up into multiple lessons. This is, in my mind, THE most contentious subject concerning end of days teachings in the New Testament among those educated in the Bible. Also, in this lesson. seeing that it is a lesson on end of days prophecy, I will write more than usual. Remember: You can be broad-minded with regard to end of days prophecy as your individual beliefs will not affect your individual salvation. So offering multiple interpretations will only expand the readers mind.
I have approached, what I call, the Abomination of Desolation problem by closely examining the Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and of course Daniel. More specifically the Olivet Discourse in the three Synoptic Gospels and Daniel Chapter 11.
Matthew and Luke are the Same!!!, almost
Destruction of Jerusalem
Matthew Chapter 24
Luke Chapter 21
|15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)||20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then
know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
|16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes||
21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereignto.
|19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:||
23But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
|21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since
the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And
except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but
for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. 23Then
if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you
before. 26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he
is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe
it not. 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and
shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man
be. 28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles
be gathered together.
||(Not in Chronological order)
22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written
may be fulfilled. (PART OF VERSE
23:) for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon
this people. 24And 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.
|29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun
be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall
from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
||25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in
the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea
and the waves roaring; 26Men's hearts failing them for fear,
and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the
powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
(Jesus) Matthew 24:1-14, Christ Predicts 2nd Temple Destruction, End of the World, Beginning of Sorrows, Deception
1. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
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?
Some of the division begins here, in verse 3 with the interpretation of the word, or phrase, end of the world. Many believe that Yeshua actually meant to say "end of age" and not end of the world. We must however go back as far as we can to re-discover the true meaning behind this statement.
To start we must advise the reader that there are NO surviving ancient Greek texts of this particular Chapter of Matthew. So we must go to the next best thing; Jerome's Vulgate. We must trust Jerome's veracity to the Greek texts in which he used in his translations. According to the Blue Letter Bible website the Greek word used in this verse for "world" is αἰών , Which means of course, World, Forever or Eternity. This particular word was used 9 different times in the Book of Matthew. We will compare a few of the Greek instances of the use of this word, of course as cited by Blue Letter Bible, and compare it to Jerome's Vulgate to see if they match.
Matthew 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Matthew 12:32 - King James Version - English - World
Matthew 12:32 - Blue Letter Bible - Greek - αἰών - (World)
Matthew 12:32 - Jerome's Vulgate - Latin Word - saeculo (Century, World, Age)
Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Matthew 13:22 - King James Version - English - World
Matthew 13:22 - Blue Letter Bible - Greek - αἰών - (World)
Matthew 13:22 - Jerome's Vulgate - Latin - saeculi istius - (This World, Of This World)
Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Matthew 13:39 - King James Version - English - World
Matthew 13:39 - Blue Letter Bible - Greek - αἰών - (World)
Matthew 13:39 - Jerome's Vulgate - Latin - consummatio saeculi - (End of the World)
Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Matthew 13:40 - King James Version - English - World
Matthew 13:40 - Blue Letter Bible - Greek - αἰών - (World)
Matthew 13:40 - Jerome's Vulgate - Latin - consummatione saeculi - (End of the World)
Matthew 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
Matthew 13:49 - King James Version - English - World
Matthew 13:49 - Blue Letter Bible - Greek - αἰών - (World)
Matthew 13:49 - Jerome's Vulgate - Latin - consummatione saeculi - (End of the World)
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Matthew 28:20 - King James Version - English - World
Matthew 28:20 - Blue Letter Bible - Greek - αἰών - (World)
Matthew 28:20 - Jerome's Vulgate - Latin - consummationem saeculi (Primary Usage - END) (Secondary usage - End of the World)
Now we must examine the usage of the Latin in Matthew 24 Verse 3 and compare it to the verses in the examples above. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that in Matthew 13 that Yeshua is speaking specifically about the End of the World and not the end of a certain age.
Matthew 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?
Matthew 24:3 - King James Version - English - World
Matthew 24:3 - Blue Letter Bible - Greek - αἰών - (World)
Matthew 24:3 - Jerome's Vulgate - Latin - consummationis saeculi - (End of the World)
The confusion over this phrase is derived from the isolation of the Latin word saeculi and the fact that the primary usage of saeculi is indeed the term "age" as in a period of time. But you cannot translate the Latin texts in this particular verse by isolating saeculi, in my humble opinion. But I guess it could be argued that it could be isolated. We came to the conclusion that Matthew 24:3 speaks of the end of the world, in this particular interpretation of Matthew 24, because of how this same Latin phrase was used to clearly describe the End of the World in Matthew 13.
Even though we have certainly considered the latter, isolating saeculi, we will continue with the most common interpretation for Matthew 24:3 that Yeshua was speaking of the End of the World.
We must add that Yeshua prophesied the destruction of the 2nd Temple is verse 2. But there is something real interesting in his prophecy that most theologians miss. Yeshua said specifically that "There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." This is extremely important as Yeshua not only predicted the destruction of the Temple but the TOTAL destruction of the Temple. Total meaning; that not one remnant of the Temple will survive. So while many believe that Yeshua's prophecy came to pass in 70 A.D when the Romans sacked Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple it truly came to pass when the Muslims constructed the Dome of the Rock, in our opinion, because all remnants of the 2nd Temple would have been removed then, around 688 A.D.
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
We continue with verses 4 through 8, or the Beginning of Sorrows. Many theological, or evangelical, interpretations place these events in the last 7 years before the return of Christ. However, we simply dismiss that interpretation because of how the evangelical community came to that conclusion. And that was the complete misinterpretation of the latter verses in Daniel Chapter 9 and the whole gap in Daniel's 70 week prophecy. Many believe that the last 7 years of this prophecy of Daniel will come to pass in the last 7 years. But in any event we continue to keep an open mind.
In simple terms we believe that Yeshua is speaking of the time period between his Resurrection leading up to his return. There have been many false Christs throughout history, many false prophets and false teachers. Then we arrive at verse 6 when super war is achieved, or mechanized war. The people of Europe must have certainly believed Hitler was the Antichrist and must have certainly believed the end was nigh. Then verse 7 is leading up to the age we live in today where disease runs rampant, natural disasters are becoming more and more deadly. But this is a simple interpretation, a common sense interpretation.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.