Jim, its much like the warsaw ghetto at this point. and Palestinians are semites, that's why I can't "hate" them in order to please American evangelicals. the corruption and usery is fairly obvious, and Israel with all of their capabilities, doesn't make it much better when they aim for the buildings when they are filled with children and refugees, unarmed by the way, trying to get out of harm's way. footage of screaming children and grieving fathers in the hospitals, shocked mothers while Israeli's are taking "selfies" of themselves having parties when they are under a drill and having popcorn parties on the mountaintops watching the show. its assymetrical war for a false kingdom run by raging nations and its just awful. and its only spreading. I expect WWIII to be honest. the dollar is ending and war mongerers have only one way to keep their power, on the backs of the young men and women. maybe if there's a draft this time the sweet church people will start to pay better attention. sorry to be such a downer, but I honestly see it going that way. these are the kinds of things I love to be wrong about. and it doesn't help that evangelicals have such divided hearts with each other, slewing hate because they follow new testament teachings, one people of Christ, no divisi
Dolores wrote: MG, that sermon, Are You a Jew was very much how I believe and some things were cleared up for me, personally. Really appreciate your help with this sometimes confusing subject and the whole sermon was a blessing.So glad to have a few sisters on here which gives me more courage to post my thoughts .
HI Dolores. I am half way through the sermon and have been very encouraged too!
"Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out." John 12:31
"Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage" Hebrews 2:14-15
what is lacking today in our churches is resurrection teaching and we've become ashamed of eternal things. when a Christian is beheaded all we see is evil, we do not see their victory. This is the heavenly perspective and the purpose of Revelations. If we see only through our temporal, wordly losses we will surely be downtrodden. This is what it means to count the cost. As Strat was saying in another post, when a loved one passes on, what matters is they've made it. We recently lost a friend to cancer. He is in heaven today and I rejoice with him. Amen. as 1 cor 15 describes, if there is no resurrection we are the most to be pitied.
I think what was described in simplicity is my approach to scripture. And as was said, the spiritual is the actual meaning there, and since heaven is a literal place, just as are the new heavens and earth, and the Kingdom of God literally exists, I think they should have at least equal consideration when interpreting a verse. I find it hard to believe that the broken things of this world should take precedence as somehow being superior in actuality, which translates in my mind that some are ashamed of spiritual things. And I might add that this is often a fallout of worldly focused eschatology, serving God based on wores and destruction, which has nothing to do with the New Covenant. What is not seen in all the maps and diagrams is the simple end teaching of revelations which we also see in 2 Peter, that is the new heavens and earth. people are longing for an earthly experience without sin. that comes through Christ, but as you say, not through the literal sword. but the "word" of God is ever as real as the sword we see with our eyes? yes? modernism only believes what it sees with its eyes as real. heaven is real, is literal, not symbolic.
many orthodox Jews are in agreement with what SteveR just said, per the Jeremiah mandate, which you probably do not know about yet.
1933, Zionists signed agreement with Hitler to make Israel, the Haavaara Agreement.
perhaps some perspective....how many Christians were killed by the bolshevics? how about the arminians in turkey? do you know how many hundreds of millions in democide in the last century? and right now with global funding we are witnessing the genocide of Christians in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, ect. -- yep happening right now, no outcry?
why not take a look at Josephus and the wars between the Jews and Romans and what happened there? a few zealous members of a tribe can easily hide behind the skirt tails of their people. I believe its best for all peoples of the world, including the Jews themselves that we know our history. there are people so bent on achieving their goals they'll stop at nothing, be wary of someone who aims for earthly goals "at all costs", look at jim jones and the koolaid. would you like jim jones to represent you as your leader?
here's a good one for all the literalists, what if you've just aligned yourself with Sodom and Egypt per Rev 11:8?