reply to post by DarthMuerte
There's a reason you have 6000+ stars. Great OP.
The answer is yes, yet God is doing this for us and not to us. For the faithful, this is the result. By the way, I think Ephraim is America. You
can read my recent threads to know why.
I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations.
His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.
The Ephraimites will become like warriors, and their hearts will be glad as with wine. Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will
rejoice in the LORD.
Therefore Jesus no longer moved about publicly among the people of Judea. Instead he withdrew to a region near the wilderness, to a village called
Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples.
We are getting ready to see the wheat and chaff harvested, then separated. The wheat comes back and is replanted.
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.
Keep one thing in mind. Judgment comes, yet only those who are baptized back into the water of life will see the new day dawn. What is dew? It is
droplets of water that are sent down to water the plants. When the sun arises, the dew is evaporated and distilled. Impurities are removed and the
water recycles. Fire evaporates water and moves this process forward. Notice above that we are the dew.
Need more proof of this? 1 Kings 17. Elijah tells Ahab that there will be no more dew in the land at Elijah's command. He then goes to Zarephath
(meaning Refinery) to the widow woman who had a dead son. Elijah then takes the son "up stairs" and restores his soul. He then brings him back down
to mother. What is this telling you about the dew and baptism? Who was Elijah in the first century? John the Baptist? What was he doing?
Preparing the way for this:
7 “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.
The sun is getting ready to come up and I can already feel the moisture rising. Judgment comes swiftly and lasts but a moment.
What is in store for the fallen leaders? Matthew 3:
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to
flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our
father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree
that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will
baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into
the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Keep in mind that water puts out fire.
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