First the Question: Does a true Bible Christian have the Scriptural right to contend for a denominational church or a denominational baptism? Yes or No?
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And now the answer to the LLM Question of 7-29-2012
Question: The scattering of Israel and the desolation of Jerusalem was NOT foretold by the Lord Jesus. True or False?
Answer: FALSE! Israel’s scattering and Jerusalem’s desolation WAS foretold by the Lord Jesus, "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.” Luke 21:24. Out of the 736 responses we received to this question, only 86.7% of you got it right! Therefore, NOW, let us take a look at an in depth look at…
The Second Coming of Christ to EARTH and the Restoration of the NATION of Israel, part 2 of 2
Israel’s scattering and Jerusalem’s desolation was foretold by the Lord Jesus:
“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.”
From the prophecies quoted and from the studies of many other prophecies, GUARANTEEING Israel’s NATIONAL redemption (Isaiah 66:8), we learn that God does not state from the day that Joseph’s body was in the coffin in Egypt, until the death of John the Baptist, or up to the martyrdom of Stephen; that every individual Israelite is going back to Palestine. He speaks of a remnant. And again we are perplexed as to how many, if any, of the faithful Israelites who died will go to the land of the Jews, with the Jews who are yet to be saved out of the great tribulation.
The language of many of the prophecies concerning Israel’s future, seems to speak of the New Jerusalem let down out of heaven, rather than the Jerusalem where remarkable things are now taking place. Compare the language of Revelation 21:2-3 with Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 66:22-24; Jeremiah 24:27; Jeremiah 30:22, and Jeremiah 31:33; Ezekiel 36:28; Ezekiel 37:27; Zechariah 8:8.
REVELATION 21:2-7, “And I John saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me Write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh will inherit all things; and I will be his God and He shall be My son.”
Ezekiel 37:27, “My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Now carefully compare Isaiah 65:17-25 with Revelation 21:1-8 and note in both Scriptures redeemed Israel and a new heaven and new earth.
Isaiah 65:17-25, “For behold, I create a new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and the people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and Joy in My people: and the voices of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled His days: for the child shall die an hundred years old: but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses and inhabit them: and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of My people and Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My Holy Mountain, saith the Lord.”
Revelation 21:1-8, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying. Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers and whore-mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
In the light of the Scriptures quoted and the present number, prominence and activities of the Jews we must believe that their preservation has been supernatural and some day the Lord will gather them from among the Gentiles and bring the remnant of Israel to enjoy an earthly glory far surpassing anything in the past.
But in the meantime, today, many Jews are going to death Christ-less and unsaved.
Read carefully Romans 11:26-32.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)