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Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by keras, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. keras

    keras Writer of Bible prophecy studies.

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    Ezra, the scribe and Priest was also a Prophet. His prophesies are all in the Apocrypha, for reasons known only to God. I believe it may be so that most Christians are unaware of their importance. Here is some of his prophesies about the latter days:

    2 Esdras 3:17-22 Lord, You rescued Jacob’s descendants from Egypt and led them to Mt Sinai. There You made the heavens bow down and by Your glory, gave the Commandments to the Israelites. But You did not take away their evil hearts and thus enable Your Law to bear fruit in them. For as Adam sinned, so all his offspring are inveterate sinners and the good of the Law came to nothing.

    2 Esdras 4:23-37 Why has Israel been scattered among the nations? Why are Your people, those whom You love, living in the godless nations? Why has the Law of our fathers and our Covenant with You, been discarded? Our lives are short, are we even worthy of Your pity? What will He do for us, we who bear His Name?
    [those who bear His Name; are every faithful Christian, the Lord’s people. John 15:16]

    Those who are living at the end of the age will see and marvel. This present age is full of sorrow and weakness, people are unable to grasp what is promised in due time for His godly people. Until the full crop of evil has been reaped and the ground on which it was sown has been cleansed, there will be no room for the place where the good will be sown. Terrible will be the harvest, one seed of evil has produced a great crop of godlessness!

    But when? How long must we wait? The reply: Do not be in a hurry for yourselves alone, the Most High is concerned for the many. The same question is asked by the righteous in the storehouse of the souls: How long must we stay here? [Revelation 6:10-11] As soon as the tally of those like yourselves is complete. The Lord has measured and numbered the ages, He will alter nothing, the appointed time must be reached.

    2 Esdras 6:17-28 The time draws near when I shall come to judge the earth’s inhabitants, a time when I shall enquire into the wickedness of the wrongdoers and the time when Zion’s humiliation will be over. All will see this judgement at the same moment – a loud trumpet blast will strike terror into all who hear it. Whoever is left after all that will be saved and will see the salvation that I bring. Wickedness will be blotted out, but faithfulness will flourish and truth will be revealed.

    2 Esdras 9:1-12 Watch carefully, when you see earthquakes, insurrections, unstable governments and panic among the leaders, then you will understand that the time is near for the Most High to begin to judge the world. The times determined by the Most High are marked; the beginning by portents and miracles, the end by manifestations of power. All who come safely through, thanks to their good deeds or the faith they have shown, will survive the dangers I have foretold and will witness the salvation I shall bring to My Land, the special area set apart for eternity as My own.

    Then those who have neglected My ways, will be taken by surprise, their contempt for their Maker will bring them to destruction. All who disdained My Laws while freedom was still theirs, who scornfully dismissed the idea of penitence while the way was still open, all these must learn the truth through torments after death. The just will be saved, the world is theirs and for their sake it exists.
    Reference: REB Apocrypha. Some verses condensed.
     
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    Great prophecy.

    This has been happening like forever.

    Reminds me of padding my history test answers with phrases like farmers conditions were bad and there was political movement.

    No matter what the subject was you could always figure those two constants were in place.

    I still wouldn’t call them prophecies......
     
  3. 1an

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    Those prophesies have been an eye-opener for me. Thank you for posting them.
     
  4. Truth7t7

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    THE APOCRYPHA IS NOT THE CANNON, STOP THE MALARKY, NEXT THE BOOK OF THE OCCULTIC KABBALAH, THEN THE EVIL JEWISH FABLES IN TALMUD :)
     
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    Please don't shout.

    Yes I understand the need to correct the ignorant, but manners please.
     
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    The cannon
    It is well recorded in the cannon also. The one supports the other.
     
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    At one time our church got its Sunday School materials from Union Gospel Press, which is written from the Dispensational perspective.

    They had a section in each lesson titled "The Jewish Aspect".
    Some of the commentary on that page came from the Talmud.
    That was a big red flag for me.


    We have now changed to "The Gospel Project", which is written from more of a New Covenant perspective. All of their materials have all ages on the same topic, at the same time.

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  8. Truth7t7

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    No they are not in agreement, the apocrypha is not the cannon of scripture, apples and oranges.
     
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    Apples and oranges are both good for us and much better than the OT catalogue of Jewish wickedness and mass-murder under Moses.
     
  10. Truth7t7

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    No the Apocrypha is not in support of the cannon, its outside of the cannon and Gods inspired scriptural truth.
     
  11. keras

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    So you choose to reject the prophesies of Ezra because they weren't included in the Bible. But what they are is valuable and instructive writings, so rather than simply throwing them out, read and learn from them. Just as you do from any other persons writings.
    In fact, because Ezra was with the Jewish people who returned from Babylon and he did have visions, writing more prophetic Words than all except Isaiah, what Ezra says carries far more weight than anyone, including the ECF's.
    I expected a tirade from you Truth7t7, as what Ezra says conflicts with your beliefs. You display your narrow mindedness and set ideas with an inability to grasp what God really does plan for His people.
    Its rather telling that you can't even spell 'canon' correctly.
     
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  12. Goatee

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    Stick with the Canon. Simples
     
  13. Truth7t7

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    Yeah im well aware of what is going on Berean, this whole eartly kingdom, where Jesus Returns to sit on a throne is "100% Deception". I believe scripture teaches of a future man of sin 2 Thessalonians 2:3. This false teaching is how the apostate Church will bow to worship the beast and take the mark I Believe, Jesus warns the believer against this teaching in Matthew 24:23-27
     
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  14. keras

    keras Writer of Bible prophecy studies.

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    Ok, no other books, newspapers, TV or movies for you!
    And what does this man of sin do? He sits in the TEMPLE, causing the Abomination of desolation, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, that Jesus said would happen. Matthew 24:15
    When Jesus Returns, in glory, He will sit in the Temple, as the rightful King of all the earth. Zechariah 14:9, Psalms 132:13-18, Isaiah 59:19
    You and BaB have succeeded very well to demonstrate your false teachings of Amillenniumism and itallhappensattheReturn, unscriptural rubbish.
     
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    Here is more of Ezra's prophesies, for those who are open to knowledge and understanding. Those who have closed minds, can skip it and stay locked into their fanciful notions of what they want God to do for them.

    2 Esdras 12:32-34 The Messiah, from the stock of David, whom the Most High has kept back until the end of the age, will come and judge the rulers of the nations and after convicting them, He will destroy them. But He will be merciful to the rest of My people, all those who survive and in My Land, He will set them free and give them joy until the final Day of judgement comes.

    2 Esdras 12:46-49 Take courage, Israel, lay aside your grief, you descendants of Jacob. The Most High keeps you in mind, He has not forgotten or abandoned you. I pray for Zion in her desolation and beg for mercy, the sanctuary now fallen so low. Go to your homes, all of you and in a few days, I will return to you.

    2 Esdras 13:2-4 In my vision, I saw a Man flying with the clouds of heaven and wherever He looked, everything trembled and wherever the sound of His voice reached, everyone who heard it melted as wax at the touch of fire.

    2 Esdras 15:22-27 The Lord says: I shall show sinners no pity, My sword will not spare those murderers who stain the ground with innocent blood. The Lord’s anger has burst out in flame, scorching the earth to its foundations and consuming sinners like burning straw. Woe to the godless who flout My commands, I shall show them no mercy. Away from Me, you rebels, do not pollute My sanctuary with your presence. The Lord knows who offend against Him and has consigned them to death and destruction.
    Already calamities have spread over the world and there is no escape from them, God will refuse to rescue those who have sinned against Him.

    2 Esdras 15:40-43 & 50 Huge clouds; mighty and full of fury will ravage the land and its inhabitants and a terrible storm will sweep over all that is high and exalted, with a deluge of fire and hail. It will flatten to the ground; cities and walls, hills and mountains, trees and crops in the fields. When the scorching heat bears down upon the earth, its strength and splendor will wither like a flower.

    2 Esdras 16:74-78 Listen you who I have chosen! The days of harsh suffering are close at hand, but I, the Lord, will rescue you from them. Have done with fears and doubts – God is your guide! As followers of My commandments and Laws, you must not let your sins weigh you down or let wickedness gain ascendancy.
    Woe to those who are entangled in their sins and overrun with wicked deeds! Unless they can clear away the path to righteousness, they will be separated off in readiness for destruction by fire. Ref: REB Apocrypha. Some verses abridged.

    None of the above passages say that this happens at the Return of Jesus in His glory. That event is described quite differently and happens much later, after many other things that are prophesied will take place.

    Israelites, the literal descendants of Jacob, does refer to the Jewish people, but only those who follow My commandments and keep My Laws. However, since Jesus came and extended His salvation to all who will accept it, John 3:16, then we Christians are the Spiritual descendants of the Patriarchs and are the Israelites of God. Galatians 6:16
     
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  16. Truth7t7

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    The Apocrypha is not the inspired words of God.

    Has no bearing on the fact your earthly millinnial kingdom is not found in the inspired scripture.

    You have run from your claim of Zechariah 14 & Isaiah 65 showing a earthly kingdom, when these chapters show the eternal kingdom.
     
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  17. Goatee

    Goatee Jesus, please forgive me, a sinner.

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    That comes from you! Lol
     
  18. Truth7t7

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    Jesus Christ will return in firey Judgment, dissolving thus earth by fire. 2 Peter 3:10, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8, Luke 17:29-30, 1 Corinthians 3:13

    Yes Jesus will sit upon a throne in the New Heaven, Earth, Jerusalem Revelation 21:1-5, Isaiah 65:17-19, Zechariah 14:1-12
     
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    2 Esdras 9:18-22 There was a time, before the world had been created for men to live in, and I was planning it for the sake of those who now exist. No one then disputed My plan, for no one existed. I supplied the earth with unfailing food and a Law not to be questioned; but those whom I had created, turned to corrupt ways of life. I looked at My world and there it lay spoilt and it was in danger from men’s wicked plans. I saw this and I was hard put to spare any at all, but I saved for Myself one grape out of a cluster, one tree out of a large forest. So then, let it be; destruction for the many who are born in vain and salvation for My grape and My tree, which have cost Me much labour to bring to perfection.


    2 Esdras 9:30-37 Hear Me, Israel, listen to My words you descendants of Jacob; [actual and spiritual] this is My Law which I am sowing among you to bear fruit and bring you everlasting glory. But our fathers, though they received the Law, did not observe it; they disobeyed its commandments. Not that the fruit of the Law perished – that was impossible, for it was yours, rather those who received it perished, because they failed to keep safe the seed that had been sown in them. Now, the usual way is that when seed is planted or a ship on the sea, or food in a jar, then if the seed or the ship, or the contents of the jar be destroyed, what held or contained them does not perish along with them. But with sinners it is different, destruction will come upon them, the recipients of the Law- the vessel that held the Law. The Law itself is not destroyed; it survives in all its glory.
    2 Esdras 9:7 All who come safely through and escape destruction, thanks to their good deeds or the faith they have shown, will survive the dangers I have foretold and witness the salvation I shall bring to My Land, the territory that I have set apart for all eternity for My own. Then those who have neglected My ways will be taken by surprise; their utter contempt for My ways will bring them lasting torment.

    2 Esdras 10:13-14 The days are coming when the earth will be under an empire more terrible than any before. It will be ruled by twelve kings, one after another, the second to come to power will have the longest reign of all the twelve.

    2 Esdras 10:32-34 Then the Messiah, whom the Most High has kept back until the end of the days- He is from the line of David, will come and address those rulers, taxing them openly with their sins, their crimes and their defiance. First, He will bring them alive to judgement, then after convicting them, He will destroy them. But He will be merciful to the rest of My people, all who have survived in My Land, He will set them free and give them joy, until the final Day of judgement comes.
    Reference: REB Apocrypha

    V 34….all of My people, who have survived in My Land.
    V 8……..will witness the salvation

    This clearly shows that His people, every faithful Christian will gather and live in the Land before the Return of Jesus. They will face tribulation the 3½ years before that event.
     
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    2 Esdras 7:70 When the Most high was making the world and all that is in it, He made Adam and Eve, but first of all, He planned the judgement and what goes with it.

    2 Esdras 6:18-20 A Voice from heaven spoke; The time draws near when I shall come to judge the earth’s inhabitants, the time when I shall enquire into the wickedness of wrongdoers, the time when Zion’s humiliation will be over, the time when a seal will be set on the age about to pass away. Then, I shall perform these signs: the books will be opened out against the vault of heaven and all will see My judgement at the same moment.

    2 Esdras 6:25-28 Whoever is left after all that I have foretold, will be saved and see the salvation that I bring, with the culmination of My plans for this world. Then will the earth’s inhabitants have a change of heart and wickedness will be blotted out. Faithfulness will flourish and truth, so long unfruitful, will be revealed.

    2 Esdras 2:10-14 These are the words of the Lord to Ezra; Tell My people that I shall give to them the Kingdom of Jerusalem, which I once offered to Israel. I shall also withdraw the splendour of My presence from Israel and the home that was to be theirs forever, I shall give to My [faithful Christian] people. The Tree of Life will spread it’s fragrance over them, they will neither toil nor grow weary. Ask and you will receive; pray to shorten your time of waiting. Even now, the Kingdom is ready for you, be vigilant! All witness – I have cancelled evil and only good prevails; for I am the Living One, says the Lord.

    2 Esdras 7:55-61 The Lord says; Those who have kept My commandments, will shine bright as the stars, but not those who, in a lifetime of iniquity, never give a thought to the sufferings in store after death. This is the thought for every person on earth to keep in mind during the battle of life – if you are defeated, you must accept the penalty and if you are victorious, great will be the rewards. Moses said to the people; “Choose life and live”. But they believed neither him or the prophets after him. There will be no sorrow over their damnation, but there will be joy for the salvation of those who have believed.

    2 Esdras 2:24-29 Be calm, My people, your time of rest will come. Teach your children the right paths. Do not be anxious when the time of trouble and hardship comes, others will lament and be sad, but you will have happiness and plenty. My power will protect and save you.

    2 Esdras 8:38-39 I shall not give thought to the death, judgement and damnation of sinners, but I shall have joy in the just, their pilgrimage through this world, their salvation and their final reward.

    2 Esdras 2:42-48 I, Ezra, saw on Mount Zion a throng too vast to count, all singing hymns of praise to the Lord. In the middle stood a young man. He was taller than the others and He was setting crowns onto the heads of the others. I asked the angel; My lord, who are these and who is the young man? They are the people who acknowledged the Man, who is the Son of God and stood valiantly for Him in their mortal life. Go, tell My people of the great and wonderful acts of the Lord God that you have seen.
    Ref: REB Apocrypha. Some verses abridged.
     
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