reply to post by SubAce
I agree with you, but there is a timing in this for ALL of us. The quickening is something that cannot happen until an appointed time. Read Esdra II
online. Esdra suffered from the fear that so few would be saved, not knowing about the long-suffering nature of God with man. You are totally
correct, but let me simply add two points from my perspective.
1) Read my article on Water Baptism and John the Baptist. You can find it in the link in my signature.
2) Hebrews 9:23-28
23 It was necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better
sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself,
now to appear for us in God’s presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy
Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has
appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and
after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to
bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Here in this world, we are the image of ourselves. This implies that the image we see is not us, but a rendering of us in word. Genesis 1:27 states
this and the verses above states this. In v. 28, we see that we are all waiting for salvation to arrive. We won't get there until a few things
happen. First, Acts 24 states that Paul believed that BOTH the wicked and righteous would be raised on the last day to life. When is this last day?
Well, it's one generation after Israel becomes a nation and the captivity in Babylon was ended. 1948 is the starting of the final generation, or the
last tick of the precession of Earth's pole. 26000 years divided by 360 gives you a generation of the pole (72.222 years). Enoch said that the
watchers were judged at 70 generations past the time they receive the judgment. 70*72.222 is 5055. Add this to when Enoch delivered the message
Epistle of Barnabas 15:4
Give heed, children, what this meaneth; He ended in six days. He meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all things to an
end; for the day with Him signifyeth a thousand years; and this He himself beareth me witness, saying; Behold, the day of the Lord shall be as a
thousand years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end."
How can we then see when the timeline of God brings the Holy Spirit and Salvation?
-Adam to Abraham 2000 Years of Age 1 (FATHER)
-Abraham to Jesus 2000 Years of Age 2 (SON)
-Jesus to Today 2000 Years of Age 3 (HOLY SPIRIT)
-Day of Rest (Day of the Lord) 1000 years (SALVATION)
We cannot kid ourselves into saying that we can testify of our own salvation until we are presented it by God.
John 2 says this:
23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.[d] 24 But Jesus would
not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
Until you hear, "Well done," you are still working toward the goal. The Holy Spirit will come during the allotted time of peace when Christ reigns on
Earth and the enemies are the footstool. When does this happen?
“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”
So shall it be! Amen.
Elijah is pictured in 1 Kings 17 as controlling water and bringing the widow woman's son up to heaven and down to earth in a living manner. We then
follow this to the first century when John the Baptist is baptizing. This is symbolism for how Elijah prepares the way.
For the generation who pierced Christ to be here today, they must be born again. This is the Acts 24 reference of Paul saying that the resurrection
would include EVERYONE!
All 7 billion souls, the fullness of the gentiles coming in, are here now. All eyes will see and all knees bow, even those who pierced Christ. What
will they see?
28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who
are waiting for him.
We are waiting for the baptism of spirit so we can find salvation. We will live in the last 1000 years and see multiple generations of grandchildren.
As in the days of Noah.
19 But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.
21 See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling
to punish the people of the earth for their sins.
The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;
the earth will conceal its slain no longer.
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