reply to post by Agree2Disagree
Having said that, now I will move forward to a few things that will help us, I hope, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
For it has been said of many of the Sunday churches that the beast will be a political leader, and... well, to be quite honest, there are so many
different theories; but of the most common is the fiction that Israel, the country, will have a new temple rebuilt and then the beast will make a
covenant with the jews, and then he will cause the sacrifice to stop after 3 1/2 years and then all hell will break loose.
That's what most Christians think.
And Christians are raptured before all of this, they say.
And then Saturday Christians say that the mark of the beast is Sunday, and that the sabbath day is the seal of the living God; and that the beast of
the land will force the worship of the image of the beast, which is the sunday sabbath of protestants; and then when people refuse to work on
saturdays, and refuse to worship on sundays, then those same will be killed, and that is the tribulation to them.
These are very vague generalizations of what the many different denominations believe.
There are those that think that revelations has already completely taken place. There are those that think it is currently in the process, and most
of it is history. There are those that think it is currently in the process, and some of it is history. There are those that think that Revelation
still has yet to even begin in the future for us.
Christians forgot the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament. (Or the Law and the Prophets as compared to the writings of the
Christians forgot all of the foreshadowing. Christians talk of the foreshadowing all of the time. But for some reason the foreshadowing continues to
"There is nothing new under the sun."
Everything that has happened has happened before; in a TYPE.
A type is just a version of something. God shows us many things through types and metaphors and analogies, as we already know.
Here is an example of the way in which God reveals things to us.
12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the
earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? 14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. 15 And from the wicked their
light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
Check this out for understanding:
Clay to the seal
The original bulla was a lump of clay molded around a cord and stamped with a seal. Once the clay has dried, the container (such as a vase or
money bag) cannot be violated without visible damage to the bulla, thereby ensuring the contents remain tamper-proof until they reach their
God is saying that the Sun rises in the morning, in its place, where He set it. And as the Sun comes up, it is like a seal is pressed upon the clay;
the forms of the land appear as the Sun rises, just as the impressions of a seal cause the raised parts on the clay to be revealed. And so the light
of the Sun, as it makes its way from the rising in the east to the setting in the west, is like pressing a seal, from right to left, on the clay; As
the sun rises, the shadows are long to the west; and as it rises towards noon, the forms swallow up the shadows slowly until the darkness is gone; and
then as the sun is setting, the shadow is set towards the east, and the forms release their form into the shadow, until the setting of the sun. And
if you were to look at the sun as it is rising, or as it is setting, and say there were mountains, or hills, or whatever on the horizon; if there is a
mountain on the horizon and the sun is rising behind it, you see the form of the mountain, but you cannot see the light of the mountain because the
light is behind it. So the mountains are like the garments of the horizon whose light is withheld from the wicked. Why? Because as the sun rises,
the wicked flee. The only thing they see of the mountain is the silhouette of the mountain, for when day breaks, they must not be seen. Therefore,
because the wicked flee from the light, the "high arm will be broken". Meaning, the wicked do not have the power to wage their war against the
world during the day.
This is pretty easy, right?
Jesus Christ gave us many clues, as simple as these, while He yet walked with us in the flesh before His death and His resurrection. And He gave us
clues afterward, and so did the apostles and the disciples.
I am learning as we speak still, right now. So please bear with me, and I hope that the Lord will show you what He has shown me.