69 million page views

When? The LORD of Eternity Can Break Through at Any Time of His Choosing

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama through Muslim Eyes
in response to reader comment: When...Tovey.

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 14, 2008 at 19:50

To my fellow reader Ynnatchkah, shalom:

Your inquiry is one I will answer, but with a precaution, that it is Biblically unscriptural to set a time on any event that is not allowed to be revealed by the Holy Spirit out of its time. Of such are the events described by Yeshua HaMashiach when the disciples asked the very same question in the Gospel of Matthew 23, 24.

That having been said, let us proceed to the general question of how much of the Holy Bible is still valid? The answer is, "all of it." How, may one ask?

From a Holy Bible believers perspective, the Tanach and the Brit Hadassah are the inspired (meaning the writers opened their hearts to the influences and utterances of Almighty God in His Spirit as they wrote) words and WORD of the Eternal Sovereign, the Holy One of Israel. What this means is that the Hebrew Scriptures of the Old Covenant and New Covenant are eternal in nature.

The parts that are fulfilled prophecy, such as the Isaiah prophecies concerning the first appearance of HaMashiach are historical, completed and are the record to underscore the basis of belief in Him today. This fact by the way, is a major stumbling block for any of Jewish heritage who are of the Pharisaical mindset, such as those in Israel who attempted to prevent fraternization with Christians on Halachic grounds, because their mindset is the same as that when Yeshua HaMachiach was crucified during the pesach. They will claim all sorts of things to prevent belief even until this day, much in the same way that Muslims follow the altered story in the Quran today.

Prophecy that points to events yet to come are the parts of the Holy Bible people today try to get a jump on, thinking that it is a means to foretell the future. In the sense that the Biblical descriptions of future times are true is correct, only that such descriptions are the means to verify that the Holy Bible was correct in the observations of things that came to pass. The more perfect example of this is found in the descriptions Ezekiel gives for the re-establishment of Israel in chapter 37; then the actions of the unbelieving world in chapters 38 and 39. There are corroborating verses in other books, such as Isaiah again, and in your other mentioned book of Daniel. Daniel finds as its companion to Revelation -one outlines the future -the other fulfills it.

Though I am speculating here, it seems apparent that for someone to be able to explain any of the books, especially the prophetic ones (though most if not all the Holy Bible contains prophetic implications, if not outright prophecy), such that those who would not, or could not explain Daniel, either did not believe it has current validation, or would not accept that possibility for a perceived failure of their allegiance to the existing religious system. I'll leave that thought open there.

But you have asked when, just as the disciples did, and we have evidence today that the answer Yeshua HaMashiach gave is upon us, even as this is being written. As we have said before to others of a less than appreciative posture to things scriptural, the best example of the validation of the Holy Bible and its contemporary influences in world history is found in Israel. It is said in the scriptures that the Jewish people of that time looked for a sign from Yeshua. Today, the Jewish land and her people are that sign, and it is only the beginning.

The nations are trying to crowd the Jewish people from the land of their heritage, and some inside are helping them do it, totally against the writings of their Holy One. We read in the song of Moses where unbelief by the people that are supposed to be enjoying their heritage are to be judged for their unbelief, to be removed in the refining process we are told Israel must go through before the return of the Holy One to Jerusalem.

It is here that I must contend for the faith that is necessary for belief, for to provide such things without giving attention to the requirement that believing in Yeshua HaMashiach is the only way such things can be understood. It is written that "salvation is of the Jews," and it is imperative that such faith be the basis for receiving Yeshua HaMashiach as one's savior, for that is what ‘Yeshua' means, that He is your Savior, of Jewish origins, but sent for all who would believe in Him in faith. It is here then that the question when must be answered, of when one must believe in Yeshua, and the answer is now, while there is still a chance.

After that question is answered, then the other question of when can be understood better, and we will approach that in the next post.

Shalom

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to When? The LORD of Eternity Can Break Through at Any Time of His Choosing by M. Tovey

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)