posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 12:31 PM
reply to post by mideast
Is the will of god ? Or will of some people ?
Isn't there a difference ?
It's his will absolutely. He's about the business of his redemptive work, not just for them but for all mankind who believes in him. Oh sure some
people may think it's their own wills, but we are all marching to his tune and he uses everything, every choice any person makes for his greater good.
We don't see "the butterfly effect". We can each make individual choices but his will shall be done in the end which is the redemption of the
believing mankind. It's those choices you make that are wrong that he will hang you with if you're not covered by the blood of Christ under the second
The worst part is that some people do not think the are equal with other human beings.
Israelite are well organized and educated by Moses. But selfishness is their weak point.
I hope they learn it before it is too late.
They can be selfish and arrogant for their part, and those are the things God has been working to hammer out of them over the last 2000 years, that
stiffnecked pride he hates. The last 2000 years has been about teaching them humility, something they haven't totally learned yet but they will before
they say "blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahweh" to welcome Jesus whom they pierced back.
Anyway . Is it your definition for salvation ?
My definition of salvation? It's the redemption of our spirits from our sins so that we may be with the Messiah in his kingdom to come. The wages of
sin is death, without Jesus as our Savior we are dead and will come under God's judgement and face the second death, the death of our spirits. Jesus
is the Lamb who as John the Baptist said "comes to take away the sins of the world".
Ephraim comes and blesses a particular race of people. ??
Ephraim is the "nickname" of the 10 lost tribes of the northern kingdom of Israel. After Solomon fell to idolatry after God warned him twice to get
rid of his pagan wives before they corrupted him, God punished Solomon by having his kingdom split into 2, Ephraim and Judah, but God's love for David
saw fit to delay that punishment to fall on Solomon's son. Ephraim was the 10 northern tribes who made their capitol in Samaria (Samaritans) and Judea
(Judeans or jews)kept the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. Prophecies say Ephraim will return and will no longer envy Judah. Ephraim was flung across the
4 corners of the earth in the Assyrian exile and were assimilated by the gentile nations.
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