I refer to King James version of the Bible. Please use your own bible if you find KJV difficult to understand, for your own convenience.
It has been several days since I last blogged, but this is probably the way in a active Christian life, even if it does not mean to run down venue doors. Christian life is so much more than that.
I had plans to write about the parable of the fig tree in this post, but I saw that verse 31 of Matthew 24 was slightly a bigger topic than I expected, so I will take verse 31 alone here in this post.
In my previous blog posts, you can read how Jesus presented the events that happen before and which led to the destruction of Jerusalem, in Matthew 24. You’ve also been reading historical writings that this events actually happened in the days immediately before the year AD 70.
We will now turn to verse 31 in Matthew 24, which speaks of the event’s actual coming and its immediate consequence: the beginning of the universal salvation.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: (Matt.24:31)
So far, the time of Jesus’ explanation was something like this: • The disciples seek an answer to when these things will happen (Matthew 24:3). • Jesus warns them that “none must seduce” them when these things will happen (Matthew 24 :4-5). • He says that the early signs means “the end is not yet” (Matthew 24:6). • He declares that the early signs are “just the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8). • He declares that “for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:22). Now we will look at the “end” in verses 29 and 30, first verse 29. Continue reading Eschatology in the Bible 6: The end in Matt. 24
I have in the previous records just pointed out some problems with the dispensationism, or the theology of the Lord’s coming is just around the corner and will retrieve the saved, and the unsaved will be left behind for a while in a thousand years, and then establish the millennial. I lack just to explain my view and I will try as best I can to come to this in my further posts.
In “The Timeframe in Matthew 24” you did see the time frame of Jesus’ prophecy, and the judgment of Jerusalem, but I made a big jump all the way to Mat. 24:34 and did not bring the warnings that Jesus gave to his disciples and those things that happens in the tribulation (Matthew 24:4 – 33). I’ll fix it now and make some posts about it. Continue reading Eschatology in the Bible 3: False Prophets
Did you know that you are God’s temple? Did you know that God’s Spirit lives in you? Did you know that if anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him;
…for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple?
[1. Corinthians 3:16-17].
If you didn’t know this, I tell you that you actually are God’s temple, His precious one. I encourage you to let Him build the temple He likes in you, and you will never regret.
If you are not God’s temple, or to say it in another way, not saved for heaven, I encourage you to receive Jesus Christ and as your savior, God’s begotten Son, and receive the Holy Spirit who build the temple in you.