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  1. Thanks! Hope Jesus will come as soon as possible in our generation and take all of us up and be the privileged christian generation that will never experience death. So excited to see the creator face to face.
  2. We can see the sequence from 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8 "And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming." The one who now holds the power of lawlessness back = Only God can hold back Satan. Right now, the Holy Spirit is present on earth and the Holy Spirit dwells in true born again christian. Their body is the temple of God. it will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way = it(Holy Spirit) will continue to hold back Satan until God the Father takes his Holy Spirit out of the earth. Remember, the Holy Spirit can never leave a Christian. If the Holy Spirit is taken out of the earth, it will means all christian will be taken to heaven (meaning rapture) the lawless one will be revealed = once Holy Spirit is remove, the anti-christ and the beast will be revealed immediately. They know that their time is short and will act fast. Hence, it will start the 7 year tribulation.
  3. Yes I know rapture and 2nd coming are two different events. But both events are 7 years apart. So if you can estimate the year of one of the event, you will be able to know roughly when will the 2nd event.
  4. When will the last generation start before the rapture of the church? Luke 21:29-32 He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. “Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.” The generation after Israel revived as a nation (which has already happen in year 1948) is the last generation before Jesus’ second coming. How long is one generation in the bible? Psalm 90:10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. According to the bible, one generation is between 70-80 years. This is why no one can pin-point the exact rapture date because there is an allowance of 10 years. God can rapture the church any time within this window of 10 years. Based on these 2 information, 1) Jesus’ second coming will be between year 2018 to 2028. 2) However, the rapture will happen before the 7 year tribulation. So we need to subtract 7 years out from 2018-2028. Hence the rapture can happen earliest in year 2011 and latest in year 2021. Why is God delaying his coming? 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. God is rich in mercy and slow to anger. God will delay his second coming until everyone who is suppose to be save is saved. So I believe his second coming is near the end of year 2021.
  5. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. In 2 Peter 3:9, it is concerning the second coming of the Lord. Many people interpret it as the Lord is delaying his coming in order to allow sinners to come to repentance. However this interpretation does not make sense because babies are born and many reached the age of accountability every day. If the Lord comes at any day and time, there will still be people who has not come to repentance. And if the Lord want to give everyone a chance to repent, then his second coming will be delay indefinitely. Sons of light and Sons of darkness When God created Adam and Eve, there is no sin. If Adam and Eve did not sin, every child that come from them will also be the Sons of light. I believe that God already decided the number of offspring that will come forth. But when sin comes into the picture, the Sons of darkness are added into their offspring giving great increase in number of offspring. God depicts yeast as a representation of sin and evil. Galatians 5:9 (New Living Translation) This false teaching is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough! When yeast work through the unleavened dough, it rises and increase in size. Which gives us a picture of increase. Galatians 5:9 (Good News Translation) "It takes only a little yeast to make the whole batch of dough rise," as they say. Another clue comes from the Parable of the Weeds. The Sons of light are depicts as wheats and the Sons of darkness are weeds. From this parable, there is an unwanted increase due to the weeds sow by the enemy. Matthew 13:24-26 The Parable of the Weeds - Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. God knows who are the Sons of light and Sons of darkness John 8:42-47 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” Characteristics of the Sons of light 1) They will follow God when they hear his voice. John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me 2) A Son of light can bring forth a Son of darkness and Son of light. Under the linage of Abraham, there are Sons of light and Sons of darkness. John 8:39-41 “Abraham is our father,” they answered. “If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would do what Abraham did. As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. You are doing the works of your own father.” 3) Anyone who is alive can turn out to be a Son of light even just before death. The robber who is crucified with Jesus was saved before dying. Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise. Conclusion 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. God did not decide our destiny. It is our choice to choose or reject Jesus that determines our destiny. God only see the future and knows who are the Sons of light and Sons of darkness. The future that God predict does not change. In this sense, everything is already fixed from the beginning. Every generation, there are Sons of light and Sons of darkness being born. God is waiting patiently every single Son of light to be born, come to repentance and be saved. His salvation for the Sons of light is total and not a single one will be lost. Jesus will appear swiftly once this is fulfilled.
  6. I don't think it is a good idea to focus too much "I, me, myself". Although it will feel good temporary.
  7. By the way, sorry for my comment. Yes the law is still valid and in force. But there is a change. In the old covenant, if you do not obey, God will punish and curse the law breaker. Everyone obeyed God out of fear. (Under old covenant) Matthew 6:15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Deuteronomy 5:9 the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me In the new covenant, God has forgiven all our sins (past, present and future). Even when we sinned we are still saved (salvation cannot be lost by our actions), God still blesses and love us. It is his love that causes us to love him back and unknowingly keep his law. (We keep the law by not focusing on the do and don't, rather we keep the law by flowing with the Holy Spirit) (In the new covenant) 1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Hebrews 8:12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. There is a great change before and after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
  8. Are you thinking that being under the Holy Spirit no longer need to follow the basic 10 commandments? It is God (Holy Spirit is also God) who gave the 10 commandments. An illustration. In the old, God draw a line on the floor and we have to try our best to walk along the line without stepping out. In the new, the line is remove and Holy Spirit carries us to do the impossible.(Do you think the Holy Spirit will lead us into sin?). To understand this, you will need to have the Holy Spirit and experience life with him.
  9. In the new covenant, it is written that God will put his law in our minds and write it in our hearts. This is only possible with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the Holy Spirit has replaced the law written on stones. In the new covenant, the Holy Spirit is our law and teacher (No longer will they teach their neighbor). It is either you flow with the Holy Spirit or depend on your flesh. Most of the time when you failed, you are depending on your flesh. Jeremiah 31:33 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Sad to say, the most of the Israelis rejected Jesus and his free gift of salvation. Hence the blessing of the new covenant is given to the gentiles. However, the Jews can still enter the new covenant if they accept Jesus and become part of the church.
  10. I writing this is because many church teaches partial grace and law. They sent out a mixed message that confuses. Why are they holding onto the law when the bible clear states that we are under grace? That is because the church leaders are afraid that without the law, their church members will go around sinning without restrain. They are essentially using the law like a leash to control the behavior of their church followers (hoping that it will produce good testimonies). This is human effort and from the flesh. The bible clearly states that when we try to follow the law, we activates the flesh (we are using our own effort to obey the law. Anything that has to do with self, is the flesh). Do you know that non-christian are capable of doing good works, charitable and noble acts? Many christian have this wrong thinking that walking in obedience with the effort of the flesh (self-discipline, human endurance, self-determination and will power) equals to walking in the Spirit. Even non-christian who operates only in the flesh can do good works using their human efforts. And if human efforts can please God, we can saved ourselves and Jesus died in vain. When christian tries to follow the law and sometimes they succeed in certain areas, they think that they are closer to God because they are able to obey. This is wrong. They have misunderstood the purpose of the law. It is not meant to bring christian closer to God. What about the other areas which they have failed? James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. Instead of activating the flesh, the bible tells us to walk with the Holy Spirit. Born again Christian = New Creature/Creation (Your Soul & Holy Spirit) + Flesh We are told by the bible to put down the flesh and follow the Spirit. Putting down the flesh is not walking in obedience with the effort of the flesh. In order to follow the Spirit, we need to be free from the law. If you are not free from the law (the law empowers the flesh), your flesh will be activated all the time. Jesus' death and payment for all our sins has freed us from the law. But our minds are still not free from the law. That is why the bible tells us to have no consciousness of sin. In order to have no consciousness of sin, we must move away from the law.
  11. Written through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Alot of bible verse does not make sense to me when I am a new believer. As the Holy Spirit reveal more Revelations to me, I started to understand and all bible verse does not contradict God's intentions
  12. How to identify a confused Christian who is mixing grace with law? When you hear a Christian say “Grace is good but too much is not good, we need to balance grace with the law”. What does the bible says about mixing grace with law? Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? Galatians 5:4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. It is clear that God does not want us to mix grace with the law. Why are they confused? 1) They do not understand the true purpose of the law 2) They do not know what is sin 3) They do not know their identity in Christ 4) They are not rightly dividing the word of God What is the purpose of the law? Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. The more we try to keep the law, the more you will see your inability to keep it. The law is like a mirror to show us about our true nature. Our true nature is a sinner. What is sin? Romans 14:23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. Sin covers more than just breaking the law (10 commandments). Everything that does not come from faith is sin. Even simple thought of worrying and complaining is sin because you doubted that God is able to provide the best for you. In fact, a Christian is sinning without realizing. Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, 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. The first sinners that God put into hell are fearful and unbelieving but not the ones who committed horrendous outward sins. What is a Christian identity in Christ? 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. What is an unsaved sinner? Sinner + Flesh What is a born again Christian? New creature(Soul & Holy Spirit) + Flesh Why does a Christian still sin after salvation? It is because of the flesh. What is the difference between a sinner and a new creature? The new creature do not want to sin and feel dirty doing so. On the other hand, a sinner enjoys sinning. Romans 7:18-19 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. The law only empowers the flesh to act which will lead to more sin. 1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. How does a Christian sin lesser? By flowing with the Holy Spirit without the consciousness of sin. For a Christian to be unconscious of sin, he/she has to truly believe that Jesus Christ has paid for their past, present and future sins. What is rightly dividing the word of God? 2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. It is not mixing both old covenant (Law) with the new (Grace). It is not taking what is written for the Jews into the Church. It is not fearing and worrying that Christians will suffer the same punishment as non-Christians.
  13. You still don't get what I am saying. You remind me of myself when I am a baby christian. Anyway, no point arguing as long as you are saved. God bless you
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