Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The 2nd Coming WAS

The 2nd Coming of Jesus WAS the "last day" and WAS the day when the 12 tribes of Israel WERE judged:

Matthew 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Luke 22:30  That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Futurists (those who believe Jesus' return is yet to happen) for the most part believe that when Jesus returns ALL people around the entire globe will be judged.  Then, after the judgment of both the quick and the dead, the entire earth will be destroyed and a new one will fill its place.

This is obviously a severe misinterpretation of Scripture.

Jesus told His disciples that they were going to take part in the judgment, not of all the people of the earth, both past and present, but of the 12 tribes of Israel.  And that He was going to return in this judgment that His disciples were going to be a part of-

during THEIR generation:
Matthew 24:34  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

and that SOME of them would still be alive when He returned:
Matthew 16:28  Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

This is just one of many examples where Futurists have either misinterpreted Scripture and/or have been taught the wrong interpretation.

There are many more verses regarding end-time prophecies that have been misinterpreted and then subsequently taught- not only from the pulpits, but from seminaries as well.

I personally believe that there has been an ongoing deception and an attack on Christianity that had its beginnings when the earliest of Christian churches were founded and that this attack is still going on today.

That there is a certain group of people with their religion who have been responsible for this OVER THE AGES.  These people were the first to reject Christ as their Messiah and to this day they reject Him and have purposely attacked Him and His Church ever since the Church was founded.

I believe their forefathers who initiated this attack hated Christianity and the Church, not for what the Church and Christianity stands for, but for what happened to Israel in the events of the first century when these people lost their homeland to the Romans.  They resented what happened to them because they lost it all- and it was their fault, not Jesus' or the Christians or the Church's fault.  It was their fault. 

They were the ones who decided to rebel against Rome.  They did not rebel against Rome because of Jesus or His Church or the Christians at that time.  They rebelled against Rome because they wanted to be an independent, sovereign nation unto themselves, beholden to no one.  They didn't want to pay their taxes to Rome.  They thought they could take on the Roman Empire.  And all these grandiose delusions came about after they had rejected Jesus as their Messiah when they told Pontius Pilate that they had no other King but Caesar.

They have used Jesus and His Church and the Christians as a scapegoat over the ages to justify their loss of their homeland in AD70 to the Romans. And this tradition of hate and deceit against Christianity and the Church and Christians has been passed on from that generation throughout history up to this very day.

It was not Jesus', the Church or the Christians fault that they lost it all.  It was their fault.

As of this writing it has been a little under 2,000 years since that fateful "Day of the Lord" in AD70- 1,941 years to be exact. 

But to God those 1.941 years translates to a mere 1.941 days when you consider

2 Peter 3:8  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

This passage gloriously demonstrates the PATIENCE of God.  God is patient with all of us, including those who have attacked Him in the past and are attacking Him now- He wants all of us to come to our senses and realize His Truth and come to repentance.

It's only been 1.941 days to God....

He's watching us- all of us.

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