Thursday, March 18, 2010
“Prophecy – 101” …Blog!
*** (Numbers 23:19) God = is not a man = that He should lie, = neither the son of man = that He should repent. = Has He said, = and shall He not do it? = Or has He spoken, = and shall He not make it good?
One thing for sure… is that “God cannot Lie!” He has given us His Word, the Bible and in that book are the ‘Words of Life & Death’. The acceptance of His Word, will bring one ‘eternal life’… but the rejection of His Word, will bring ‘eternal damnation’. Seldom does anyone speak of the ‘Judgment of God’, but “many” speak of the ‘Love of God’. That provides an “Unbalance” presentation of God, the God of the Bible. Many believe God and Jesus, to be like Santa Clause.
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If they = ‘do not speak’ = according to = this Word, = it is because = ‘no light’ = is in them.
Many Churches no longer… ‘Preach & Teach’, the Bible. Instead there is more entertainment, music and singing than actual teaching from the “Holy Word of God”. Some even have their members share thoughts, in what is called… Prophecy. Yes, is what they share, the Truth of the Word of God, or is it what that persons believes? Many of that so called Prophecy, does not agree with the Holy Word of God. I have found in my Christian life, that “Unlearning” preconceived ideas, is a large part of “Learning”.
*** (2Peter 1:19-20-21) We also have a = more sure Word of ‘prophecy’, = to which you do well = to take heed, = as to a light that shines = in a dark place, = until = the day dawns = and = the Daystar = arises in your hearts,
(2Pe 1:20) knowing this = ‘first’, = that no = ‘prophecy’ of the Scripture = came into being = of its own = private interpretation.
(2Pe 1:21) For ‘prophecy’ = was not borne = at any time by the will of man, = but holy men of God = spoke = being borne along = by the Holy Spirit.
Many times… people confuse the word Prophecy. The completed Scriptures, the Bible, and its preaching is… “Forth-Telling or Preaching!” As it was being written, it became… “Fore-Telling.” many of the Old Testament Prophecies… are yet to be Fulfilled. Christ Jesus will restore Israel, to its prominent position, and Jesus will reign here for, ‘1,000-years’ here on earth. This ‘Prophecy’ is called… “Fore-Telling.” Today there is no more… “Fore-Telling”… Because the Word of God, the Bible is complete. This is an example of “Fore-Telliing”, as it speaks about Christ Jesus the Messiah.
*** (Isaiah 9:6-7) For to us a Child is born, = to us a Son is given; = and the government = shall be on His shoulder; = and His name = shall be called = Wonderful, = Counselor, = The mighty God, = The everlasting Father, = The Prince of Peace.
(Isa 9:7) There is no end = of the increase of His government = and = peace on the throne of David, = and on His kingdom, = to order it = and to establish it = with judgment = and with justice = from now on, = even forever. = The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will do this.
There are more… than 300 prophecies about Christ Jesus found in the Old Testament. There are more in the New Testament about His future work and judgment of the nations and peoples. Many are intrigued with the book of Revelation, yet one cannot begin to understand it, unless one also studies, many of the Old Testament books also. God, the God of the Bible… wove His Truth, throughout the entire Bible. It is not as complex as a college textbook, nor as simple as one of those… “You-Know-What=for Dummies!”
*** (1Corinthians 2:12-13-14) But = we have ‘not’ received = ‘the spirit of the world’, = but the “Spirit from God”, = so that we = ‘might know’ = the things that are = freely given to us = by God.
(1Cor 2:13) These things = we ‘also speak’, = ‘not’ = in words = which man's wisdom teaches, = but which the Holy Spirit teaches, = comparing spiritual things = with spiritual.
(1Cor 2:14) But = the ‘natural man’ = does “Not” receive = the things of the Spirit of God, = for they are = ‘foolishness’ to him; = neither can he = ‘know’ them, = because they are spiritually discerned.
*** (John 6:63) It is the [Holy] Spirit = that makes alive, = the flesh profits nothing. = The Words = that I [Jesus] = speak to you = are Spirit = and are Life.
Unless one is "Born Again"… by the Holy Spirit of God, they cannot begin to understand the Word of God. For an example, each of us has heard someone say… “The Bible is full of Contradictions”. That is the ‘perfect example’ of what the above Scriptures call, ‘The Natural Man.’ He or she, cannot know the Spiritual things of God and His Word, neither can he or she, know them. Sure, they can memorize, learn and repeat them, just as a Parrot. But the True Spiritual Truth, is not known unto them, unless they are Born Again, born from above.
*** (Romans 8:9) But you = are not in the flesh, = but in the Spirit, = ‘if’ = the Spirit of God = dwells in you. = But if ‘anyone’ = has ‘not’ = the Spirit of Christ, = he is = ‘none’ = of His.
*** (Romans 8:16-17) The Spirit Himself = bears witness with our spirit = that we are = the children of God.
(Rom 8:17) And if = we are children, = then we are heirs; = heirs of God = and joint-heirs = with Christ; = so that if we ‘suffer’ with Him, = we may also be glorified together.
Did you notice… that ‘suffering’ preceded being glorified with Him? ‘Prophecy’, that is those that ‘preach & teach’ that… “Jesus wants you Rich and Well”… or the… “Name it & Claim It Gospel of Prosperity”… are Speaking “LIES”… about the Word of God. They are called by the Bible, “False Prophets!” If you have read through the Old Testament, you find more “False Prophets & Preachers” than real ones. God continually sent them to correct the error of the, “Kings, Priests and Peoples”. It is the same today, ‘many’ that supposed… “Prophecy”… are simply “Liars”, because what they say… does not agree with the Written Word of God!
*** (2Peter 2:1-2) But there were also = ‘false prophets’ = among the people, = even as there will be = ‘false teachers’ = among you, = who secretly will bring in “destructive heresies”, = even denying the Master, Who bought them, = bringing on themselves swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And = “Many” = will follow their pernicious ways, = and = because of them = the way of Truth [The Bible] = will be evil spoken of.
Say it isn’t so…? Simply read any Bible Discussion Board on the Internet. There is more ‘heresy’ there, being touted as, ‘The Truth.’ Did you also notice home very many, ‘Do not use the Bible’ as their point of reference? “I believe” or “I think” or “I have experienced this or that!” The Holy Word of God… is ‘cast aside’ and substituted with, “Half Truths and even outright Lies!” By individual Prophecy, that is their personal belief and not the Bible, people ‘speak’ with their authority and… “Not that of God and His Word!” Just look at the above verses… ‘2Pet 2:2’… “The way of ‘Truth’, will be evil spoken of.
*** (John 16:13-14-15) However, = when He, = the Spirit of Truth, = has come, = He will guide you = into all Truth. = For He shall not = speak of Himself, = but whatever He hears, = He shall speak. = And He will announce [reveal] to you = things to come.
(John 16:14) He will glorify Me [Jesus], = for He will receive of Mine = and will announce [reveal] it to you.
(John 16:15) All things = that the Father has = are Mine. = Therefore I said = that He will take of Mine = and will announce [reveal] it to you.
*** (Luke 18:8) I [Jesus] = say to you = that He [God] = will avenge them speedily. = Yet = when the Son of Man [Jesus] comes [again], = shall He find [True Biblical] ‘faith’ = on the earth?
Today many are ‘Religious’… but few, that say they are Christian, ‘read & study’ the Holy Word of God. Even ‘fewer’ know what it means and have not, compared Scripture with Scriptures, to discern the meanings of particular Biblical Truths. The God of the Bible, is not like Rodney King… “Can’t we all, just get along?” He is Lord of Lords, and King of Kings, and will Rule the Nations, with a Rod of Iron. He will bring Justice where it is need, without any partiality or respect of any person! Just as He, God, said so, in this and many other verses.
*** (Zechariah 13:2-3-4) And = it shall be in that day, = says Jehovah of Hosts, = I will cut off the names of the idols = out of the land, = and they shall be remembered no more. = And also I will cause = the [false] prophets and the unclean spirit = to pass out of the land.
(Zech 13:3) And it shall be = when ‘any’ = shall yet “prophesy”, = his father and his mother = who gave birth to him = shall say to him then, = “You shall not live”; = for you = ‘speak lies] = in the name of Jehovah. = And his father and his mother who gave him birth = shall thrust him through = when he ‘prophesies’.
(Zech 13:4) And it shall be in that day, = the [false] prophets shall be ashamed, = each one of his vision, = when he ‘prophesies’. = And they shall ‘not’ wear = a hairy garment = to “deceive”.
So is it today… that Many that falsely claim to ‘Prophecy’, in the Name of God, are simply “Liars!” The Holy Word of God is… “Totally Complete! There are “No More Prophecies”… all that we need to know, is in the completed, Word of God, the Bible. Say it isn’t so…? Please don’t tell me that God has given you, ‘Alone some Prophecy?’ It is not so…! Perhaps you do ‘not know’, what God gave us to… “Verify and Validate His Truth?” It is simply, the completed Holy Word of God…!
*** (Acts 17:11) And these were = more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they = “received the Word with all readiness of mind” = and “searched the Scriptures daily” = to see if those things = were so.
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and = to the testimony! = “If” = they ‘do not’ speak = according to this Word, = it is because = ‘no light’ = is in them.
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, = “If” = they do not hear = Moses and the Prophets, = they will = “not be persuaded”, = even though = ‘one’ = rose from the dead.
*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship = toward Your holy temple, = and = praise Your Name = for Your loving-kindness = and = for “Your Truth's” sake; = for You [God] = have magnified = Your Word = ‘above all’ = Your Name. = [Psalms 119:18 & 1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]
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(Micah 2:7) House of Jacob, it is said, The Spirit of Jehovah is limited, if these are His doings. = Do not = My words = do good to him = who walks uprightly?
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