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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Two Witnesses

 I am aware that it is not along the lines of popular theology!
These two Witnesses I believe to be symbolic of the end-Time Church upon the earth composed of the 'Jewish & Gentile' remnant. For they are also the "Two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth" Rev11:4
Zech4:11-14 shows that God’s witnesses of all generations have always been empowered for their ministry by The Holy Spirit as typified by the continuous flow of the “Golden oil” through the Golden Pipes Vs12. This power was also given to the church for the witness of the gospel Acts1:8.
The number Two, like other numbers in the book of Revelation is symbolic, It is the number of divine sufficiency in testimony. Deut17:6 Mat18:16
Jesus always sent forth His disciples By Two together, and in earlier times there were Moses and Aaron, Joshua and Caleb, Zerubbabel and Joshua, haggai and Zechsriah. Paul also on his journeys had with him Barnabas, Silas, Timothy.
The two witnesses then are ‘ideal persons’ having the characteristics of Moses and Elijah.
The text does not say that they are Moses and Elijah. But rather that they have Like the latter special power given them with special reference to the need of the time Rev11:6
These Two witnesses of the End-Time are clothed in sackcloth. Here again, ‘sackcloth’ typify the humility of the end-time remnant. These will not be clad in ecclesiastical regalia, they will not be of high rank and title among men, but of lowly status like Christ’s first witnesses.
Their testimony will not be of progress and world-betterment, nor of peace and safety, nor of anything that the world loves to hear.. and as such this results in anguish, torment and hatred of the testifiers/witnesses...
They testify to death and Judgment, of the Day of wrath and perdition of ungodly men and of the coming of the rejected Lord in flaming Fire 1Thes1:7,8,9
As to the killing of the Two witnesses. Again, this is symbolical language expressing what I believe we are presently seeing coming to pass. (The suppression of the testimony of the Gospel by the beastly governmental powers fully in the hands of Satan) Persecution and Martyrdom among believers is here implied... 
The scene of this killing is “the street of the great city which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt where our Lord was crucified” Rev11:8
Sodom and Egypt typifies the former moral corruptions and of the spiritual darkness of the world. Indeed, is this not also presently a reality which is being facilitated by recent Governmental legislations?
The words “where our lord was crucified” is not indicative of modern Jerusalem. It signify that the Guilt of His crucifixion in Jerusalem is to be laid upon all those in the whole world who have rejected the mercy of the cross of Christ. 
The resurrection of the witnesses by the loud voice from heaven saying to them “come up here”Rev11:12 is the rapture of the church Just prior to the sounding of the seventh Trump, which issues in the Judgment of the dead and the Rewarding of the prophets and saints Rev11:18

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

NO RAPTURE until the Day of the Glorious return of Jesus

One only need Two verse to disprove the pri-trib view.
1. 2Thes1:7 and Pauls tells us in the second one, 
2Thes2:2 that this gathering together to Him (Jesus) upon His return, This takes place on "The Day of the Lord". 
The misconception with pri-Tribers is that they consider "The Day of the Lord" to be the Tribulation. But it is not. "The Day of the Lord"  is the Day of the glorious return of Jesus with His mighty angels in Flaming fire. 2Thes1:7 2Pet3:10 The day of the Lord is Judgment Day. Rev22:12 See also Mat25:31-46
The birth pangs which Apostle Paul speaks of do not lead into the tribulation as is taught by Pir-tribbers, It leads to the "Day of the Lord" 1Thes5:2,3 It is that Day that comes as aThief 2Pet3:10
The birth pangs is the end-Time tribulation intensifying upon the earth, It is  (the perplexity of nations) to which Jesus referred in Lk21:25 and It is after that Time of perplexity that "The Son of Man comes in great Power& Glory" Lk21:27  It is at that Time that "He will send forth His angels with a great Trump and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other" Mat24:31    Jesus further reveals that it is to be "After the Tribulation of those days" Mat24:29 that this gathering in the air is to occur.
The church elect, His Godly remnant will indeed be here during that time of perplexity when (God’s wrath) comes upon the wicked. This wrath is not destained for His elect remnant church. However; the remnant church will be persecuted as it always has been from the beginning (satan’s wrath) has always been the manifestation of enmity against the seed of the Woman Gen3:15 but it will also be the Time when our Light will be the brighter, for the Lord has promised to be with us unto the End. And in deed at the precise Hour we shall be caught up in His coming Glory.

THE SEVENTY WEEKS of Daniel fulfilled.

The dispensationalist doctrine that the Jewish people are yet to fulfil the last week (7 years) of Daniel's prophecy of the 70 weeks Dan9:24 is incorrect. The proponents of that doctrine are missing the point that Messiah has come in fulfilment of the prophets. Isaiah59:20,21
The prophecy of the seventy weeks is an account given beforehand, of the 'second period' of the national existence of the Jewish people.
The Jews were to last as a nation only long enough to 'fulfil the scriptures', and to accomplish the purpose of God, in bringing forth the Messiah, and putting Him to death. Dan9:26
The time allotted for this according to the prophecy was 70 x7 = (490 years) (one week = 7years)
There is nothing to suggest that the prophecy did not terminate upon the seventieth week as prophesied. Dan9:24
Nowhere in the prophecy is it said that the last week (7 years) was to be postponed to some future time.
For the six things contained within the prophecy were all fulfilled by Christ. The last one (to anoint the most Holy place) being after His ascension into heaven. See:  Heb9:24
Here is listed the six things contained within the prophecy: 1. To finish the transgression.. 2. To make an end of sin.. 3. To make atonement for iniquity.. 4. To bring in everlasting righteousness.. 5. To seal up vision and prophecy.. 6. To anoint the most holy place. Dan9:24. Hebrews Chapter 9 & 10 confirms the fulfilment of these six things.
This being accomplished, God has no further use for Israel. for She (Israel) brought forth The Messiah in fulfilment of the Law & the prophets. Lk16:16
God’s dealings thenceforth were to be with another people, that “Holy Nation” 1Pet2:9 composed of all who believe the everlasting Gospel, and who receive the One who was rejected by His own Jn1:11-13

It is important to understand that this prophecy pertained to the time period of the return from the Babylonian exile of the Jews unto its terminating point being the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70.
This destruction is foretold in Dan9:26,27 "And the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and sanctuary".......Vs26, One who makes desolate Vs27 
It was Prince Titus 'the son of the Emperor Vespasian' and the Roman legions that razed Jerusalem to the ground and destroyed the Temple. This took place exactly 40 years (one generation) after the termination of the seventieth week. Jesus also had prophesied the same Mat24:2