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Wrong Anticipation of Prophetic Fulfillments are the Bane of Eschatology

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 24, 2015 at 13:20

Michael, Michael, Michael;

After thirty years and more of being exposed to most of the variant forms of Apocalyptic study, one thing more than most stands stark staring me in the Spirit: it is not time until the Holy Spirit says; "it is time." None of the things you are venturing have had their time yet, for the Scripture says these things are to be witnessed by the redeemed in the presence of the Lamb. I am really sure I have not been in the company of the Lamb, yet.

That being said, all of the world's previous conflicts lacked certain key elements of fulfilled Scripture to be categorized as fulfilling 'final Apocalyptic events,' though, to be sure, those facing extermination would argue otherwise, especially those of Jewish extraction.

Even in this latest series of tumults in the Levant, were it not for the obfuscation of the ISIS threat as it is being mishandled by just about everyone except Israel, one might think this could lead to a more serious set of circumstances as is thought of by the likes of the Roman Pontiff and maybe even Jordan's Abdullah.

Yet, Abdullah might not be wrong.

In at least two places in Scripture, Amman (the modern name) figures largely in the end time scenario and Abdullah should be concerned. That being said, however, Israel is still the focal point.

From this reader's perspective, none of the horses have been released; only forewarning precursors that seem to have emanated in the 20th century to emulate the tragic ending scenario; a two minute warning, so to speak, as the world appears intent on ganging up on Israel Zephaniah 2-3 before the LORD steps in as Israel's true hero.

The imminent result of the Apocalyptic narrative is that the world gets purged as the Temple Mount is purged for the return of Israel's Son of David: and all will seek/receive justice from Him, receiving His love as a believer; or if an unbeliever, receiving the fruits of unbelief. As Samuel L Jackson might quip: 'whose friend do you want to be?'


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