posted on Nov, 29 2014 @ 09:34 PM
a reply to: DISRAELI
Yes, Romans 11:22 & 23 are infact written in the 3rd class condition, as a hypothetical statement, but we know how these events will play out. The
Church will eventually stagnate.
2 Thes 2:3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed
The Day of the Lord will not come until the world becomes apostate.
Mat 24:9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 “At that
time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 “Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 “Because
lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
During this time, there will be exceeding lawlessness, and hate will be the order of the day. That means the Church's influence has been neutralized.
Now, what did Paul say would happen if the Church became neutralized? The Church will be removed and Israel grafted back in.
So, we know that the Church did not replace Israel if Israel is destined to be grafted back in....and we know that they will be grafted back in if the
world is in a state of apostasy. The Church is the salt of the earth, so if the world is apostate, it reflects the Church's failure.
The only real question is when will the Church be removed: before the 70th Week or during the 70th Week? Since Israel has 7 remaining years, that
tells us that the Church will depart before the Tribulation. Furthermore, Jesus was supposed to die at the end of the 62nd Week, but was killed
prematurely (at age 33) at the end of the 61st Week. Since the Church is the Body of Christ, we are collectively Christ on earth. The entire age of
the Church is an extension of the Hypostatic Union and therefore an extension of the 62nd Week. Daniel 9:26 states that Christ will be cut off AFTER
the 62nd Week, but Christ's death bought more time through the Church....So, when the Church is Raptured, it will be the fulfillment of Daniel 9:26.
The Church (collective Christ on earth) will be cut off AFTER the 62nd week, then the 70th Week wil come.