Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
Christians who oppose Islam... cant explain why their God allowed Islam to emerge in 7th century... when God could have established christianity in
Arabia instead of Islam.
If christianity was indeed the true religion, and God wanted everyone to be christians, God would have made sure that christianity took over Arabia.
Instead, we see that Christianity fell into the hands of pagan romans and became corrupt.... and Islam arose next door, in Arabia... fulfilled the
prophecies of Isaiah 42 and lasts to this day.
You asked a question. Why did God allow Islam to rise? I can answer that. There was a reason for Islam. But it's not necessarily what you would think
it should be though. So here it goes.
In the first century AD the Jews were expecting a Messiah to arise that would reunite the tribes of Israel and bring back the kingdom of David.
Instead what happened was the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD and the Bar Kochba revolt failed in 135 AD. Causing the diaspora. So what happened? Why
did the Jewish God not fulfill his promises in the first century AD?
It seems a problem developed. And quite simply here it is.
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
1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the
messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
The job of Messiah in the first century AD was supposed to have been a two man job. And here's what Jesus Christ had to say about the problem.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son
of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the
8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in
the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
John the Baptist was supposed to have been the messenger of Malachi. His death triggered the curse of Malachi. So after some research here is what I
figured out about the curse.
It's a top level Leviticus 26 curse. Where the nation is destroyed and the people are either killed or taken away as slaves. Its similar to the curse
of Ezekiel 4 where the Israelites were sentenced to a 390 year curse and the Jews were given 40 years to serve out in Babylon.
But if you want the details of this curse you need to read the book of Hosea. In that book you have the day of Jezreel prophecy. But the book also
goes over why there is a day of Jezreel. Because of their transgressions against their God and violations of the covenant they are in.
But then there is verse 6-1 and 2. The timeframe of the curse.
Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
Which makes no sense until you read it in light of 2nd Peter 3-8.
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
Those days are thousand year periods of time. The curse of Malachi is a 2000 year top level Leviticus 26 curse.
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