tirsdag 3. desember 2019

No. 1484: God's plan for Israel and the church!

No. 1484:
God's plan for Israel and the church!


Author and article author for this article Ivar Haugsbakk.
The author of the article claims that the Lord Himself will deliver us from this coming wrath, which is described in detail in the Book of Revelation, this wrath being poured out of heaven before the Lord's return to the Mount of Olives.
Illustration of an injured person when scripture says there will be few people left in the book of Isaiah and several other places.
Isaiah 24. 3 Be emptied, and let the earth be emptied, and be plundered; for the Lord has spoken this word. 4 The earth mourneth and withers; earthly ills and fades away; the highest of those who dwell on the earth are sick. 5 And the earth is profaned among them that dwell therein; for they have transgressed the laws, transgressed the commandment, broken the eternal covenant. 6 Therefore curse shall devour the earth, and they that dwell therein shall be fined; therefore, the earthlings are burning, and there are only a few people left.
19 The earth breaks, yes, it breaks; the earth cracks, yes, it cracks; the earth is shaken, yes, it is shaken. 20 The earth shall rave like the drowned, and be swung, and thither as a hammock, and its iniquity shall swing upon it, and it shall fall, and rise no more. 21 At that time the LORD shall visit the host of heaven on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth; 22 And they shall be gathered together as prisoners into the cave, and shall be imprisoned in the prison; and for a long time shall they receive their punishment.



The Bible consists largely of Jewish books, and of how God has acted and will deal with this his chosen earthly people - Israel.

Salvation comes from the Jews, Jesus said, and this we need to understand the scope of in order to understand what the Bible has to tell us about our place in God's plan to save humanity. Understanding the Bible's message of the end times becomes impossible if we do not take into account the very basic assumptions recorded in the Old Testament. The "Church" has had a tired tendency to think, believe, claim, and teach that it has taken over Israel's place as God's chosen people. Such a fundamental misunderstanding, and hence preconceived notions, has unfortunately characterized the preaching throughout the centuries. Here a thorough clean-up is needed, and what I write in this book will hopefully be a contribution in that respect.

"For I do not wish, brethren, that ye be ignorant of this secret, lest ye be wise in your own eyes, that glorification has partly come upon Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles is come, and thus all Israel shall be saved. As it is written, "From Zion shall come the Savior; he shall cut off wickedness from Jacob / Israel, and when I take away their sins, this is my covenant with them." (Rom. 11: 25-27)
A secret that first the Gentiles and then Israel, it says. And what does it mean that "the fullness of the Gentiles has come in"? Here Paul is speaking inspired by God, and God shows himself as a dispensationalist - the way of Israel's salvation is not the same as that of the Gentiles. This is not in conflict with the rest of the Bible, for the rapture of the Lord Jesus Christ to the souls of the congregation and His return to save the flesh of Israel is not the same thing. We must separate the heavenly from the earthly, both in the promises of God and in the prophecies related to these things.

What is the wrath of the Lord, and when does it start and end?

"And they say unto the mountains and the hammers, Fall upon us, and hide us from his presence that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand? ”(Rev. 6: 16-17). We read that the wrath of the Lord starts already in the sixth chapter of Revelation, at the opening of the sixth seal. God starts this wrath by sending a great devastating earthquake that gives people all over the world a great fear. But this is only the beginning of what God is sending over a wicked world. This resentment is like a four-stage rocket: First, the Lamb opens the seals on this scroll, which is his joint on the earth - this joint which He won back on the cross at Calvary.
When the Lamb has opened all the seals, there will be silence in heaven for about half an hour (Rev. 8: 1), before the Lord's wrath seriously breaks loose with the 7 judgment trumpets, the 7 thunders, and the 7 bowls of wrath. "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven above all the wickedness and iniquity of men that hold the truth in unrighteousness." (Rom. 1:18) Thus, this is a worldwide wrath not reserved for Antichrist and his close circle. And in Revelation 15: 1 we read that God's wrath is fulfilled with the last seven plagues - the seven bowls of wrath. Some people erroneously claim that the wrath comes after the tribulation period and after Jesus' return, but these Bible verses show that statement is wrong. God's wrath both starts and is completed in the time of the tribulation, as Scripture tells us.

Some claim that the congregation should be on earth in this time of tribulation and anger, but we have Paul's revealed words that this frightening scenario is not for the congregation. "That soon you must not let go of your senses or be frightened, neither by any spirit or r by some speech or by letter, as it should be from us, as if the day of the Lord stood at the door. "(2 Thess. 2: 2) Shall we walk today in the same trap, and be dismayed by those in day comes with the same claim - that the day of the Lord's wrath stands at the door? No, certainly not, because we have Paul's revealed words that there is something else to wait for: "And wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus, who will deliver us from the wrath to come" (1 Thessalonians 1:10), and "for God did not set us to wrath, but to gain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Thess. 5: 9) It is Christ we should prepare for and wait for.

Here it is said that the Lord Himself will deliver us from this coming wrath which is described in detail in the book of Revelation, this wrath being poured out of heaven before the Lord's return to the Mount of Olives. Paul has also described how we are to be delivered from this wrath, namely that the Lord Himself will descend into the sky and that we will be raised in clouds (that is, in quantities) up to Him, after receiving glory bodies with access to the celestial spheres. (1 Thessalonians 4: 15-18) It is not angels who will gather us, as some say, in reference to Matthew 24:31, for that gathering is not for saved bodies of glory, but flesh (Matthew 24:22) - flesh, which will populate the coming Kingdom of Peace / Millennium - "The Kingdom of Israel" (Acts 1: 6). If the rapture and return were one and the same thing, how does this match what Paul says in Romans 11: 25-26, first the Gentiles and then Israel?

We must believe what Jesus says about 1) His mission: "I am not sent to anyone but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matthew 15:24), and 2) his missionary command: "These twelve sent Jesus out and commanded them: Do not go out into the way of the Gentiles, nor enter any of the cities of the Samaritans, but go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel! ”(Matthew 10: 5-6). Then of course, Jesus' final speech in Matthew chapters 24 and 25, before his death on the cross, is spoken to his carnal Jewish brethren. And 3) this also confirms Paul in Romans 11:25 "that glorification has partly come upon Israel until the fulness of the Gentiles has come in."

Those who do not see, or overlook, that the path to salvation for Jews and the congregation (of Jews and Gentiles) is different, as Paul writes in Romans 11: 25-26 - nor will they ever understand that the rapture and the Second Coming are two different events. totally different intent. Salvation of souls (1 Thessalonians 4:17 and 1 Corinthians 15:52) and salvation of flesh (Matthew 24:22) are manifestly different in nature, and with different purposes. Salvation of souls is for the heavenly crowd, and salvation of flesh is to populate the earthly kingdom of Israel. These are neither the same, nor contemporaneous events. Those who speak against this dispensationalism have to come up with a biblically grounded explanation for why they claim that God simultaneously arranges the resurrection by bringing the congregation of Christ-professing Gentiles and Jews to heaven, while at the time of His Second Coming, most of the Jews remain on earth. to populate the coming millennium.

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