Originally posted by MitchL61
reply to post by DavidsHope
You seem very learned as far as scriptures are concerned. I'm curious if you are familiar with a scripture in Malachi chapter 4, verses 5-6
5 ¶Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the
fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Do you believe Elijah has returned? And, if so, when and where?
Elijah returned, in the form of John the Baptist.
Why are people still listening to church leaders that claim the worldly nation of "Israel" today has anything to do with prophecy?
How can Christians be so backwards, worldly, and so in-the-flesh?
That is what Jesus was teaching against.
The followers of Jesus Christ are the real Jews; who were first called "Christians" at Antioch. But those say that they are Jews, they are not; but
they are the synagogue of Satan.
Jesus said it, so why do you not hear it?
Jesus also said that Elijah returned was John the Baptist.
He said it, so why do you not hear it?
How can things so plain be made so incredibly complicated again? Except you haven't read.
If you read, you will understand. If you do not read, you are not going to understand.
For those that are blind, they read; but they read with their hearts.
Now also should you be reading, plainly, with your eyes, but with your hearts actually. Your eyes fool you and tell you that the nation of Israel
today has to do with prophecy or the children of God. But it does not. The nation of Israel today is made by men, not God. But the children of God
are made by Jesus Christ.
How many times does it need to be repeated?
And those things for which you seek in prophecy, you still misconstrue, so greatly, because you are blinded as to the truth about Israel. You're
still basing prophecy on the words of men, not God.
Prophecy is designed to be a metaphor for true events because the enemy won't know what he is doing; but God will know that the enemy is doing
exactly as He predicted; and to God's children, those events are revealed in their true light as they are happening; not beforehand, unless God sends
us a message directly concerning it.
Now some things are broken down into their truth in Revelations. God reveals what these mean, to an extent.
And then those must be applied only as they are given.
The seven heads that are seven hills? That is really easy. That's Rome. For example. We all know that.
There are other mysteries revealed that are easy; but most of these are still hard because if guessing and "maybe" is required, then you are wrong.
For if there is no confidence in a statement, then how can it be of the Spirit?
God said, through Paul, if our heart condemns us, then God is greater, knowing much more than we do. But if it does not, then we have confidence
Now many of the interpretations of prophecies today are just flat wrong. In fact, all of them are, because not all mysteries have been revealed. But
of the things which are sure, how is it possible people still are silly enough to create prophetic ideas and timelines that fly in the face of what
God has already spoken and completed?
That is silly. There are enough mysteries without creating mysteries out of what has already been revealed.
I highly suggest, unless you are otherwise truly led by God, to not dabble in prophecy understanding if you haven't at least read the Bible
thoroughly, and many times at that.
Look at how many are so ignorant to believe their pastors today. And their very own pastors will say, "Don't believe me; read the book!" Which is
so funny, because if people had taken their advice, they would know not to believe them! What part of "don't believe me" do people not understand?