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    • The fig tree in the parable of the fig tree
      Hi Sister,   who, what group, is interested in rebuilding the temple and re-starting the daily sacrifice, and who still hold to the Mt. Sinai covenant?    The Jews, Israel.      Christians, we have no reason for daily animal sacrifices, nor reason to built a temple.     Following Gog/Magog, the Jews will think they have entered the messianic age.   And some sort of minimum sized temple will be quickly constructed by Israel to restart the animal sacrifices. Now, as far as, anti-christian persecution, yes that will come, but the animal sacrifices forthcoming is not referring to Jesus, even in a symbolic way.     And as a side note, there was nothing in any of the Mt. Sinai covenant ordinances, feasts, sacrifices by which a person would receive eternal life.       Those things pointed to Jesus, but there is no equivalent old testament sacrifice to what Jesus did on the cross in giving us eternal life and being borne again..
    • The fig tree in the parable of the fig tree
      Alexander has no connection to the 2300 days because it is in the text that the little horn... takes away the daily sacrifice.   The 2300 days is the answer to the How long question in Daniel 8::13 which you quoted above (I highlighted part in red) to match the part in red below.  Nothing to do with Alexander, but the little horn, 11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. The bible doesn't say the 2300 days is 2300 years.    You are believing something that is not in the text.     
    • What would Jesus say today about those who profess His name?
      Any thing I say most likely has a lesson attached to it.  
    • work
      the physical definition of work is a force dotted across a distance. 



      the calculation of the amount of work done involves an active differential of momentum ('a force') acting on a body causing a displacement. 
      notice that it involves something happening to a thing, and that thing being moved. 

      two interesting results fall out physically from this definition that i'd like to call attention to in spiritual terms.  the work done is path-independent. it only matters how far the object is displaced from its original location; not the route it took to get there. if you move a couch upstairs, the work done is the same whether you take it outside and lift it up through a window, haul it right up the stairs, move it across the street first or take it apart and drop it bit by bi through a skylight and then reassemble it.  if the displacement is zero, no work is done. that is, if the final location is the same as the starting location ((at least in the interval considered)) then the amount of physical work calculated is nil. if you move that couch back downstairs, no work has been accomplished with regard to the couch. also, if you go back home after you go to your job, you've done no work! ((haha! )) how does this relate to our life as being found in Christ? 
      well, consider the work done on us by the Spirit of God. the Father has drawn us to Christ, separating us and calling us out of the world and from darkness, displacing us into the glorious light of His presence, from death into life. if we then return to the things that He brought us out of - in our hearts, our thinking or our actions, then no "work" is calculated, because the displacement is 0 over that interval. 

      what about path-independence? it's said, and it's very true - that with regard to the believer and his everyday vocation, 'what you do is not nearly as important as how you do it' -- referring to scripture like Colossians 3:23 & Ephesians 6:7 -- plying your trade as though for God, not for men, with the attitude and character that reflects service to the Lord rather than an earthly 'boss' -- the heavenly Boss is your employer, no matter what your 'job' is. so is this sentiment an expression of 'path dependence' if we were to calculate spiritual 'work' ? 

      i'd love to hear your thoughts and comments, and however you may develop this concept more

      We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
      (2 Corinthians 10:5)

      Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
      (Philippians 1:6)

       
    • Poll: Election 2016 a contest of negatives
      If people think Trump is so bad especially in his verbiage, they need to go back in history and read what our founders said about each other!   They said stuff about each other in the middle of campaigns that I cannot post on the boards because they were so vile.  Not even Trump has been as vicious as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, et al.
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