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Regarding the return of the Messiah

In response to:

Messiah mystery follows death of mystical rabbi (worldnetdaily)

Some brief notes.

 

 

Regarding "mystery":

 

2nd Thessalonians 2:7 -

"For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way".

 

We see that even the very elect are deceived.  (This is acknowledgement of fulfillment of prophecy...not for me to knock far greater men than myself.)

 

Mathew 24:24

"For there shall arise false Christ's, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if possible, they shall deceive the very elect."

 

(Note that even if deceived, the Jew is still the very elect.  Oh yes, a whole other related topic.)

 

(and before you think "it isn't possible", note that Jesus (God, with whom all things are possible) prayed -" if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou [wilt]."

Matthew 26:39

 

Regarding the return of the Messiah:

 

Matthew 24:27 -

"For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be".

 

Everyone will see.

 

Revelation 6:2 -

" And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."

"A Bow":

Of course we "think bow and arrow", but is it?

 

A couple of the things going on here:

 

1, God reminding all earth that he has not forgotten his promises.

Genesis 9:13-14 -

"I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

 

And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:"

 

2. Bow = the rainbow, is with the Cloud of Jehovah's Presence, or Glory Cloud.  Jesus returns thus:

 

The cloud of Jehovah's Presence was upon the Tabernacle - a fire by night and a cloud by day:

Exodus 13:21

" And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night"

 

 

 

Ezekiel 1:4

Fire and - rainbow:

"And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness [was] about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire."

Vs.28

"As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about.

This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Jehovah."

 

So we have an idea of what to look for in the return of the Messiah.

 

Matthew 24:37 -

"But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be".

 

Matthew 24:39 -

"And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be".

Noah knew in advance a year or so of the coming flood.  Everybody saw the flood when it came.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:16,17,18

 

vs16 "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:"

 

Quite a commotion!

 

vs17- "Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

 

Note - caught up in the cloud of Jehovah's Presence!

 

Vs18- "Wherefore comfort one another with these words."

 

 

 

 


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