Originally posted by DISRAELI
reply to post by EnochWasRight
There is a sense, in the second part of the poem, that the groom is "hidden" from his bride.
Just as Christ is "hidden" from us now.
When this series comes to the last chapter of the poem (but there's a while to go yet), I'll be drawing attention to the resemblance between "Make
haste, my beloved" (ch8 v14) and "even so, come Lord Jesus".
The groom had to die to release the bride from the covenant. The law was a guardian until faith came.
23 Before the coming of this faith,[j] we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the
law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to
Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The only way to release Israel from the union was to allow the groom to die. The new bride is the church, which will eventually drawn in Israel.
This allows all of humanity to be joined in union.
11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles
to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater
riches will their full inclusion bring!
Union with God has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. In the end, the entire world is consummated in this union. We are grafted in to the
17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the
nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support
the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were
broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not
spare you either.
22 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness.
Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24
After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much
more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
The blindness of Israel is only for a time. The second day God revives them from their sleep and then raises them on the third day. In the coming
tribulation, Israel will wake on the second year when the foreshadowing of Joseph happens (Telling his brothers who he is). When Christ said, "if you
destroy this temple, I will raise it again in three days," he was referring to 3000 years. 2000 have passed so Israel will wake on the second year of
2 After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence.
3 Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”
The rains are parallel to Elijah in 1 Kings 17. The Dew that was shut off is turned on again and Baptism of souls happens in the wilderness. 7
billion are here now to see Christ return for the bride. Once he does, Israel will finally see their Messiah and faith will bring the victory. The
Muslims will enter as well and the combined unity will crush Satan's head. The heel of the loaf will be known, even by the wicked generation that
pierced Christ. You must be born again and we are in that resurrection of the dead now. All of us.
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.”[c]
So shall it be! Amen.
The groom comes from the bride. Baptism is our involution into the water to put out the fire. We must be born again to see this happen. Elijah /
John prepares the way. See this thread: I'm My Own Grandpa
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