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  1. Show us Miracles

    We seek Jesus, the descendant of David and the Person that David was a type for.
  2. Show us Miracles

    MM, I seek Jesus my King and I look forward to the great Promises of God to His faithful people, being fulfilled quite soon. The ancient Israelites DID possess the Land, they apostasied and God threw them out. Judah has come back, but in unbelief and they will soon be removed along with all the evil neighbors. Jeremiah 12:14-17, Zephaniah 1:13-18 “Father Abraham had many sons, many sons had father Abraham. I am one of them and so are you…,” so the old children’s song goes. Although it’s a silly song that requires the raising of arms, legs, and the nodding of heads, the song’s theology is unquestionably biblical. In Romans 4:1–16, the Apostle Paul explains that: Abraham is the father of us all. As new Covenant believers, we have been justified by grace through faith alone because of the finished work of Christ. As an old Covenant believer: Abraham, the father of Israel, was justified by God’s grace alone through faith because of his faith in the future work of Christ. Abraham stood on the promised salvation of God in the Messiah who was to come just as we stand on the promised salvation of God in the Messiah who has come. True believers in the Old Testament were saved in the same way that true believers are saved in the New Testament— by faith, and by faith alone. Abraham believed the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:6 The Lord declared Abraham righteous because he believed, just as the Lord declares Christians righteous because we believe. Thus, adoption into God’s family and eternal Covenant community is achieved not through having the right ethnicity, gender, land of birth, or language. Or because of Sabbath-keeping, or unconditional support of the State of Israel’s practices and policies. True Israel is believing Christian Israel, and only faithful Israelites inherit God’s promises. And faithful Israelites are those circumcised in their hearts, those who have trusted in the Messiah. This is the way God has always fulfilled His purposes in saving His people. Romans 2:28–29 True Israel is faithful Israel because they have faith in the only truly righteous Israelite who has ever lived—Jesus the Messiah. Only Jesus completely fulfilled all of the Father’s righteous laws for Israel. As the faithful Israelite, Jesus is the true Israel because He is the true Son of God. Matthew 2:13–14 By faith in Jesus, the Spiritual Israelite, all people can be reckoned as Israelites. All who are united by faith alone to Jesus the Christ are the true Israel of God. Galatians 6:16 As such, those of ethnic Israel who trust Jesus as their Messiah are closer to me than they are to their Jewish families who don’t believe in Jesus. Likewise, I am closer to Jewish believers in Christ than I am to my unbelieving Gentile family. For our Father has graciously made us His children having freed us from bondage in order to live as true Christian followers of Jesus, as the true Israel of God.
  3. Show us Miracles

    The unanswered question is: Who is Israel? Who are the true Israel of God today? Are they the current inhabitants of the holy Land? If so, then God has a very peculiar way of fulfilling His promises to His righteous people. I did post in a removed thread, the proofs of who those who call themselves Jews are, but are not and who actually belong to the synagogue of Satan. Revelation 2:9 It is the 'rapture to heaven' of the Church, that is to blame for this adulation and practical worship of the Jewish State of Israel. Whereas they are just about the worst nation in the world for arrogance, atheism, LBGT sins and for their rejection of Jesus. The 'rapture' believers think that they will be taken to heaven, while the Jews go thru Tribulation and at the end will all become Christians. This entire scenario is a fabrication and is never prophesied to happen in the Bible.
  4. Show us Miracles

    Thanks for a proper answer, Daniel. However you fail to provide scriptural support for your belief that Israel, namely the Jewish State of Israel, has any special place in God's plan for the end times. I do know and acknowledge that a remnant will survive the Lord's Day of wrath and that must comprise of at least 12,000 from the House of Judah. Revelation 7:5a Actually 24,000, as Judah and Benjamin are the two tribes of the Southern kingdom. This is a very small percentage of the Jewish people. The Biblical request for us to pray for Israel, Zion or Jerusalem, is for the holy Land not its inhabitants. The one verse about Judah, tells us to NOT pray for Judah. Jeremiah 14:11
  5. Show us Miracles

    Please tell us why scriptures like Ephesians 2:11-18, Galatians 3:26-29; do not settle this issue......Jesus with His flesh and blood has broken down the barrier between Jew and Gentile, making the two, one in Him., of whether ethnicity remains of any value. How can that possibly mean that the unbelieving Jews still have an 'inside track' to salvation? What's more, Jesus made some very dismissive comments about the Jewish people. Matthew 21:43, Luke 19:27, Revelation 2:9, + They still deny Jesus as their Messiah, why should Jesus just forgive them, simply because they claim descent from Abraham. Such a thing as being saved by ethnicity, makes a mockery of our salvation by faith. John 8:39-43, says who their actual spiritual father is.
  6. Show us Miracles

    Isaiah 51:9-10 Awake, Awake! Arm of the Lord, show Your strength! Awake as You did in days of old, how You defeated the enemies in ancient times, then how You made a path through the sea for Your people. Awake now; Lord, bring on Your judgement against the enemies that now threaten the Holy Land. Act again now, as You did in times past to save Your people and to establish a righteous people in the Land. Isaiah 51:12-13 & 15 Why be worried and fearful of what may happen, of threats from oppressors and of the Lord’s wrath that makes the seas roar? The Lord’s wrath....This is the many prophesied Lord’s Day of vengeance and wrath, an event described by the prophets as an explosion of the sun: a terrible punishment by fire that will affect the whole earth. One result of this CME will be tremendous ocean movement, Jeremiah 51:42, ‘that makes the seas roar’, Luke 21:25, causing gigantic tsunamis. This soon to occur, blast of superheated cosmic particles will mainly strike the Middle East region, Zephaniah 2:4-5, fulfilling all the prophecies that say how the Lord will clear and cleanse His Land. Isaiah 33:10-12, Deuteronomy 32:43 Isaiah 51:17-20 Get up now My people, you have drunk the cup of the Lord’s wrath, a double disaster has struck you; havoc and ruin and who can console you? Of all the sons borne to you, there is no one to guide the people, they have all been overcome by the wrath and terrible rebuke of the Lord. Isaiah 51:21-23 Therefore, listen to this in your affliction, you that are drunk, but not with wine. Thus says the Lord your God: I will plead My people’s cause and take from you the cup of wrath, I will hand it to the enemies, who say: Let us walk over you, we will flatten you to the ground like a road for us to trample on. Isaiah 51:14, 16 & 11 My people, will soon be set free, they will not be confined, they will not lack food. I keep you covered under the shelter of My hand and I put My Words in your mouth. The Lord’s people, now in exile, will come back and enter Zion with shouts of triumph. Joy will come upon them, while suffering and sorrow flee away. Isaiah 62:10-12 Ref: REB. Some verses condensed. Of the true descendants of Jacob, only the Lord’s faithful Christian people will survive His wrath, as we are told in Isaiah 17:4-6 On that Day, Jacobs glory will fade.....only the gleanings will be left. Jeremiah 6:9, Ezekiel 20:37-38, Romans 9:27 His people are ‘drunk, but not with wine’. Amos 8:11-12 explains this: In days to come, I shall send a famine on the earth, not of hunger for food, but for hearing the Word of the Lord. People will stagger everywhere, searching for the truth, but will not find it. ‘The cup of wrath, handed to the enemies’. This will be the fulfilment of Psalm 83, Ezekiel 30:1-5, Revelation 6:12-17 and many other verses that detail this sudden and shocking disaster to those who want to take over the holy Land. ‘I keep you covered by My hand’. Isaiah 31:5 describes how the Lord will protect Jerusalem, but there are many promises how all who call on Him will be saved. Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21, Isaiah 43:2 ‘They will gather and settle into the Promised Land’. The great Second Exodus of all the Lord’s people, whether they be true descendants of Abraham or those grafted in, will live in peace and security, at last fulfilling their true destiny being a ‘light to the nations’ and proclaiming the coming Kingdom of Jesus.
  7. Show us Miracles

    Who are the chosen people, since Jesus came? John 15:16, 1 Peter 2:9-10 You are contradicting much scripture if you think ethnicity counts for salvation. Or even for the inheritance of the holy Land.
  8. Show us Miracles

    Micah 7:15 SHOW US MIRACLES AS IN THE DAYS OF EGYPT Isaiah 43:19-21 I am about to do something new, can you see it? I am making roads in the desert and streams in the wasteland, for My people that I have chosen and they will praise Me. 2 Samuel 7:10 I shall assign a place for My people, I will settle them there, never to be disturbed again. Isaiah 40:11 He tends His flock like a shepherd. He carries the lambs and gently leads those who have young. Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you always, He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land, strengthen you like a never failing spring. Ezekiel 34:25-31 I shall make a covenant with My people to ensure peace and prosperity...... they are the flock that I feed and I am your God. Isaiah 49:9-11 I said to the captives – go free. There will be pasture on every hill, they will not hunger or thirst, the heat of the sun will not distress them for the One who loves them will guide them. Isaiah 51:3 The Lord will surely comfort Zion. The deserts will become as Eden, like the garden of the Lord. There will be joy and gladness, thanksgiving and songs of praise. Jeremiah 3:15 I will give you leaders after My own heart, they will lead you with knowledge and understanding. Bible refs- KJV, NIV, REB. Some verses abridged. My people; The Lord’s chosen ones, His elect; the people of God. Who are they exactly? New Testament teaching is clear, the ethnic people that He originally chose rejected Jesus, so He rejected them; therefore the Kingdom is taken from them and given to another people. Matthew 21:43 None of these prophesies mention Israel. Those new people are described in Revelation 5:9-10, as those bought by the blood of Jesus and they come from every race, nation and language. Isaiah 66:18b They are all the born again Christian believers. 1 Peter 2:9-10 The Lord will guide His people; Isaiah 35:1-10 describes the ‘highway’, the Lord will provide for them. Isaiah 49:9-13, Psalms 68:7-10, Zechariah 8:7-8 I will give you leaders; This proves that the gathering and settling of all the faithful Christians into all of the holy Land, will happen before Jesus Returns. Jeremiah 30:21, Hosea 1:11 sun scorched Land; This refers to the fiery Day of the Lord’s wrath, which will clear and cleanse the entire holy Land. Deuteronomy 32:34-43, Zephaniah 1:14-18, 2 Peter 3:7, Revelation 6:12-17 Enabling this great Second Exodus of the Lord’s people into His Land, where they will, at last, be the people God always wanted there. they will praise Me; God’s witnesses, every faithful Christian, Isaiah 43:10, John 15:27 and His Light to the nations. Isaiah 49:8, Matthew 5:14-16
  9. The Measuring of the Temple

    What decides the matter of whether there will be another Temple, is Ezekiel 40-48. These chapters remain to be fulfilled. Jesus will Return to and reign from a new Temple, built before He comes. Haggai 2:7-9 The nations must come to it and worship the King. Zechariah 14:16-21, Micah 4:1-2
  10. The Measuring of the Temple

    In this Church age, that is correct, but verses like 2 Thess 2:4, Revelation 11:1, plus many OT references about a new Temple, prove that there will be anther Temple in Jerusalem before Jesus Returns. Only after the Millennium, the Temple will be no longer required. Rev 21:22 Why be adamant about it anyway? God wanted His people to build Him a Temple twice before and remember; what has happened before were examples and symbols for us, upon whom the end of the age has come. 1 Cor. 10:11
  11. You could begin by proving where there are any errors. By a proper rebuttal, with scriptural proof, instead of useless opinion. As for who taught me, I have had the good fortune to be self taught; directly from the Word. So I take no notice of the fables and doctrines of mans teachings. So unless those who object to having real truths presented, can come up with genuine Bible proofs, the objections here are just so much hot air and the rantings of deceived and confused people.
  12. We Christians will not and cannot be removed from this earth. 'Rapture to heaven' believers, of whatever timing; know this, so their answer to that is: we are 'changed' and made immortal at the moment of rapture. This ignores the plain scripture of Revelation 20:11-15, of how it is only at the Great White Throne Judgement, that immortality is conferred to those whose names are found in the Book of Life. The 'change at the twinkle of an eye', in Corinthians 15, is a prophecy about what happens at the GWT, AFTER the Millennium. Re the word 'escape' in Luke 21:36. This is rendered as 'pass safely through' in my Revised English Bible. Although 'escape' is one correct way of translating the Greek word there, it conflicts with the context of the immediately preceding verse 35, that says what will happen; 'will come upon everyone the whole world over'. The REB correctly renders Luke 21:34-36. Re Revelation 3:10. Being 'kept from', doesn't mean taken away from. The 3 men in the fiery furnace weren't taken out of it, they were protected in it. Noah went thru the Flood, people today face persecution; it’s simply illogical to even think that suddenly God will allow His people to 'escape, away from’, trials and testing, let alone take them all up to heaven before Judgement! The other aspect of a 'rapture to heaven', is what does God really want of His people? We have the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19 When did, or when will, God rescind that? Most will know that I point out how the Lord's holy people, that is: every faithful Christian, will be gathered into all of the holy Land, where they will be the people God always wanted in His Land, being His witnesses, Isaiah 43:10, John 15:27 and His Light to the nations. Isaiah 49:8, Matthew 5:14-15 I have plenty of Biblical proofs of this. It is what will happen, any other belief is deception.
  13. 2 Timothy 3:1-17 Remember, the final age of this world is to be a time of turmoil! People will love nothing but self and money, they will be boastful, arrogant and abusive. Disobedient to parents, devoid of gratitude, piety and natural affection. They will be uncontrolled in their violence, hating all goodness, perfidious, foolhardy and self important. They will love their pleasures more than their God. While preserving the outward form of religion, actually, they deny its power. Have nothing to do with them. Persecution will indeed come to everyone who wants to lead a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus, while evil doers and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But for your part, stand by the truths you have learned and are assured of, because you are familiar with the Holy scriptures which have the power to make you wise and lead you into salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All inspired scripture has its use for teaching the truth, refuting error and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be capable and equipped for good works of every kind. 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Before God and before Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, I charge you solemnly by His coming appearing and Millennial reign – to proclaim the gospel, press it home, in season and out of season, use argument, reproof and encouragement with all the patience that teaching requires. For the time will come when people will not stand sound teaching, but each will follow his own ideas and will gather crowds to hear whatever they fancy. They will stop their ears to the truth and turn aside to myths. Prime example: the ‘rapture to heaven theory’. But, you must keep your head whatever happens; put up with hardship, work to spread the gospel and discharge all the duties of your calling. Isaiah 29:10-24 The prophetic vision has become as a sealed book for you. Because this people worship Me with empty words, while their hearts are far from Me, therefore I shall shock this people again. Wisdom will vanish. In a very short time, the Land will be regenerated. On that day the deaf will hear and the blind will see. The humble will rejoice in the Lord, but the cruel and arrogant will cease to exist. The Lord says; This is not the time for Jacob to be concerned, for his descendants will honour My name when they see what I have done in their midst. The confused will gain understanding and the obstinate, accept instruction. Jeremiah 9:23-24 These are the words of the Lord; Let not the wise boast of their wisdom, nor the brave of their bravery. Let not the wealthy boast of their wealth, but if anyone must boast, let them boast of this – that they understand and acknowledge Me. For I am the Lord God, I show unfailing love. I do justice and right on the earth. In this I take pleasure. Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
  14. This sort of reply is unworthy of any person, let alone one who purports to be Christian. Why demand answers when nothing I say will change your mind? Obviously it will be the ungodly people of the world, who will worship the beast. Revelation 13:4 Any 'rapture to heaven' position is false teaching and such a thing cannot happen. Our destiny is on earth and we must fulfil our God given tasks here.
  15. The Christians, that is: every faithful believing person, are in the holy Land before the Anti-Christ conquers them. Zechariah 14:1-2 Half of them go into exile, to the place of safety and the rest remain. Daniel 11:32 and Revelation 12:6-17 They do not worship the AoD.