ISRAEL "A Mystery of Time!"
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There are two keys to understanding biblical prophecy. Moses said to the children of
Moses said there are two kinds of things; the secret things and… the things that are revealed. The secret things belong to God and nobody can understand them... and the things that are revealed are for us to act on. The main reason that people get off track in their study of prophecy is that they try to understand the secret things (which belong to God) while at the same time not obeying things that are revealed (which belong to us). Confusion comes when people want to know things that cannot be known.
The first key to effective use of biblical prophecy is to know the things God wants us to understand. The second key is whatever God reveals… is to act on it and obey it. The same is for biblical prophecy… we need it, because without it we are just stumbling in the dark. (2 Peter – 21) The “prophetic word” is the written prophecies of the Bible!
We cannot despise the prophetic Scriptures because Peter says they are a “lamp shining in a dark place!” The world in which we live today is undoubtedly a dark place. Furthermore, it is getting darker. We need light that will guide us through the darkness… and the light God has provided is the prophetic revelation of Scripture.
Sadly, it is possible to be wonderfully saved and a good Christian but still walk in the dark… because we have not availed ourselves to the “light” of the prophetic Word of God. When we walk in the dark we stumble over objects we need NOT run into! Without the prophetic word, we really do not know… where we’re going… or understand what is happening in
Do you know what the morning star in our hearts does? It tells us that Yeshua (Jesus) is coming back, which gives us hope in the midst of darkness and a sense of excitement for the future. The Lord’s return is the hope for humanity… and nothing else can meet their desperate needs (Isaiah 60:1 -3).
Time is a mystery! “And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the earth lifted his hand to the heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created the heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there should no longer be time. But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he will begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has declared to His servants the prophets,” Revelation 10:5 – 7. Almost all translations of the Bible say at the end of verse 6, “there will be no more delay,” which may be the correct meaning. But, what the Scripture actually says is “there shall be NO more time.” We appreciate the statement; “… the mystery of God should be finished.” Revelations 10:7
The Bible says so clearly that “time” is part of the “mystery” which is now finished at this point in Revelation.
Physicists tell us that if someone could board a spaceship that travels near the speed of light, visit a distant star and come back, by the traveller’s time, that person would have been maybe two years on the journey. But, by earth’s time, it would have been two generations. When that person came back, he would meet his great-grandchildren! That boggles our minds. Time is a mystery! Tomorrow is already in today because at it will become today. Bearing in mind, however, that one day we are all going to pass out of time into eternity.
Let’s take a look at the three words having to do with time: the Hebrew word for evening is “erev.” It’s always translated evening, sunset or night. The word for morning is “boker.” There’s no question that it means morning.
Hebrew speaking Jews greet each other at the beginning of each day with; “Boker tov (Good morning)!” And the word for day is “yom.” As does its English counterpart, “yom” can have a figurative meaning as well as a literal one. Of its 2287 appearances in Scripture, 2008 of them describe a literal 24 hour day. In the figurative sense it can mean a longer span of time, such as in the phrase “Day of the Lord” as in Amos 5:18 where it refers to the 3.5 year long Great Tribulation. But common sense tells us that when combined with evening and morning, as it is in each of the six references of Genesis 1, it’s meant to be taken literally, a single 24 hour period, because there are no figurative applications for the Hebrew words “erev” evening and “boker” morning. And the Bible doesn’t say there were evenings and mornings, it says there was evening (singular) and there was morning (singular). One of each! And… that means one 24 hour day.
We also have the first mention of the word day in Genesis 1:5 and it demonstrates the Lord’s intention for the word’s use… And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning — the first day.” (Genesis 1:3 – 5) This verse established the way time would be reckoned. First there was evening, the beginning of the dark period, night, and then there was morning, the beginning of the light period, day. This cycle has repeated itself every 24 hours throughout history.
When did night and day begin? The Bible says in the first day God says let there be light and there was light and on the fourth day God created the sun and the moon paving way for day and night. Does it mean that there was no day and night during the first three days of creation? The account of each day of creation ends with “And there was evening and there was morning …” this says that each day was defined by a period of darkness followed by a period of light.
On day one God created light and on day four God created the light source! The key that unlocks the mystery described lies in the Hebrew language. In Genesis 1:3 the Hebrew word for light is “or”. In Genesis the word is “maor” which means light repository, or literally “chandelier.” On day four God in effect gathered… the light of day into the Sun and… the light of night into the Moon and it’s been that way ever since!
God is not a respecter of persons (Acts ). Yet, He selected the ancient nation of
It may surprise you to learn that the Bible is primarily concerned with the nation of ancient
Preachers and Theologians are often fond of saying that… History is “His-story,” meaning that God plans and determines the details and events that make up human history ruling over the process from beginning to end to fulfill His great purpose for Mankind. Nothing could be truer of
It began with the Patriarch Abraham some 4,000 years ago when God called this nomadic wanderer from
The covenant referred to in Genesis 17:7 - 8 is formally called the “Abrahamic Covenant.” It is an eternal covenant made between God and Abraham and his descendants forever. God essentially established through this Covenant with Abraham a people from him (the Jewish people), a place for them (the
“Through thirty and more centuries, he has wandered about on earth, He has seen far-flung empires crack and crumble, and mighty peoples dwindle to naught…With their kings and priests, their tyrants and prince-lings, they have marched over him in vain-glorious pride…only to fall and die by the roadside… BUT he, the Jew, still lives on…” Lewis Browne, 1926
One of the basic laws of Bible interpretation is the law of first mention…
The law of first mention states that when a thing is mentioned for the first time in the Bible it carries the same meaning all throughout the Scriptures. It establishes the Bible as consistent in its meaning from beginning to end as it applies to persons, places, events and things.
We have the first mention in Genesis 13:15 stating that God gave the
What is the relevance to us in this day and age and as Christians… to consider such a small nation as
And: “You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, “and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before Me no god was formed, nor will there be one after Me. I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from Me there is no saviour” Isaiah 43:10 - 11. Secondly, current world and particularly
There is an issue that burns in the HEART of the FATHER that many in the Church do not fully understand… It is so important to Him that He declared through the prophet Isaiah that He would NOT hold His peace nor rest until His desire regarding this issue was manifest in the earth. He will not relent until this yearning of His heart is fulfilled! What is the cause of such passion? It is the nation of
For many years the church didn’t fully comprehend what the Scriptures declared regarding God’s plan for
To truly know God’s heart, we must understand what is in His heart regarding the nation of
It’s important that we understand that God has chosen
Consider the greatness of our God: He is so superior to all created things that it is dramatically humbling for Him to even look upon His creation… He is highly exalted over all His works. He is the Sovereign God of the entire universe. All things came into being and are held together by His very Word. His ways and thoughts are far superior to ours. In this age, we are only able to understand a small fragment of His plans. Yet, at the same time, the things that we are able to comprehend are enough to thrill us all the days of our lives!
God’s eternal purposes are beyond our comprehension…. He continually makes decisions according to His eternal purposes and the reasoning behind His plans is not apparent to us because we lack the information that only He possesses. He knows everything and accomplishes everything that He desires in perfection according to His eternal purposes. Ultimately, His ways and decisions are infinitely higher than our own. In this age, even the most spiritually sensitive, prophetic person sees; “…through a glass darkly” (1 Corinthians ). It is God’s privilege to choose what He desires and to reveal to us or to veil from us whatever He desires. Undoubtedly, God’s election and choice of
In God’s address to
When He carried
God’s foremost motivation for everything that He does is LOVE… Therefore, when He chose the nation of
“And you will be for Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation…” Exodus 19:6. God wanted
God raised up
Never has the earth seen an entire nation whose people have given them-selves completely in abandonment to God. However, in the coming age, all
Since God determined to send His Son to the earth as a man, He had to choose a people through whom His Son would be born… In His sovereignty, God chose Abraham and formed the nation of
God’s passion for
Isaiah 62 is an extremely important chapter regarding God’s end-time plan for
Before Yeshua (Jesus) returns, Antichrist’s armies will devastate Israel (Joel 3:2, 12; Zephaniah 3:8; Zechariah 12:2–3, 14:2; Revelation 16:14), and the nations of the earth will consider her forsaken by the Lord. Yet God will not leave
“For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.” Isaiah 62:5 God will rejoice over
God’s plan for her redemption is established and He will not rest until it comes to pass. Since God’s desire is so fully established in regard to this nation… we must ask ourselves, “What part do we have to play in this plan?”
Israel exists today because God made a promise to Abraham, the father of the Jewish people, and a man of great faith… That promise forms part of the gospel! Paul declared in; Galatians 3:8, “And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the nations by faith, preached the gospel before to Abraham: ‘All the nations will be blessed’ in you.” (Genesis 12:3) Therefore, long before the advent of Christ, the gospel had been revealed in the form of promises to the fathers of the Jewish race. Paul also wrote in Romans 15:8 - 10, “And I say, Jesus Christ has become a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, and that the nations might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written, "For this cause I will confess to You in the nations, and I will praise Your name. And again He says, ‘Rejoice, O nations, with His people.” The Lord Jesus Christ further taught a Gentile: “You worship what you do not know, we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews,” John . This statement must be an embarrassment to religionists who claim that God has no future for the Jewish nation!
The Jewish people witness to the truth of God's Word because their very preservation as a people throughout the ages, and the current revival of the nation in the
This was also the theme of apostolic preaching. When the Lord was about to ascend into heaven, his apostles asked him: “…Lord, do You at this time restore the kingdom to
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