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Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by Markwsmith2020, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Oseas

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    This says the Word of God. At midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with Him to the marriage: and the door was shut. - Yea, the door was shut, sais He that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens.
    Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But He answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Yea, I KNOW YOU NOT.

    And more: The Word of God warns: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to me in that Day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Yea, depart from me, you that work iniquity. Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.THIS PROPHETIC WORD WILL FULFIL ITSELF LITERALLY IN THE PRESENT TIME, AUTOMATICALLY.

    And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Upon the wicked He shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. These Words of God will fulfil literally in the present time.
     
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    Note that it would require not much more electrical power than is already being employed today in cell phone, internet, and TV systems, which would simply be hijacked at regular intervals in order to facilitate the worldwide worship of the image of the Antichrist (the individual-man aspect of Revelation's "beast") (Revelation 13:15).

    Good point.

    So someone might ask: "What about a non-technological image, and a Pol Pot-type Antichrist?"

    The irony is that technology could bring about the end of technology. For the Antichrist and his worldwide Satanist cabal could detonate nuclear bombs just outside the earth's atmosphere, all around the earth, so that the nuclear bombs' intense electromagnetic bursts, in a mere instant, will fry all the electrical components in all orbiting satellites, and in all power stations, electrical-distribution systems, telephone systems, cable systems, factories, cars, trucks, tractors, smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, and every other (non-fiber-optic) electrical device on the surface of the earth.

    This would suddenly send mankind, in effect, back to the 19th century. The Antichrist could then arise on the world stage and declare himself initially as like a global Pol Pot, or a most-extreme environmentalist (that is, wanting to completely forestall any further global warming), by sending the world (as he could say) "back to the land", "back to unity with Gaia", back to a completely-natural, pastoral civilization And the Antichrist wouldn't need any advanced surveillance technology in order to monitor and subjugate everyone on the earth, just as Stalin didn't need any advanced surveillance technology in order to monitor and subjugate everyone in the USSR and eastern Europe. For dictatorships (not to mention democracies) can secretly set up human-based "security" services which are able to surveil, infiltrate, bully, bribe, and misinform the masses into complete submission.

    But this can happen only so long as a nation's lawmakers are willing to cotton to the tyranny of these "security" services, and make what they do "legal". The Stasi comes to mind. That is, even East Germany was called the German Democratic Republic. And no doubt its legislature fully believed that the Stasi's total surveillance of all East German citizens was necessary and important for East Germany's "national security".

    At the 4th vial, which will be part of the final stage (Revelation 16) of the future Tribulation of Revelation chapters 6 to 18 and Matthew 24, mankind will be scorched with fire shot out from the sun (Revelation 16:8). This would be a solar-flare coronal mass ejection of solar plasma, which could make its way down to the surface of the earth due to the earth's magnetic field being disrupted during a magnetic-pole reversal which could occur near the end of the future Tribulation.

    In the same way that Riyadh does today.

    In the same way that Moscow does today.

    In the same way that they are all under some government's control today.

    Note that nothing requires that it be exclusively spiritual. For the future Antichrist will also physically rule the earth (Revelation 13:7).

    Note that nothing which has been presented is in any way technologically impossible. Indeed, already-existing technologies will simply be hijacked in order to facilitate the whole unsaved world's worship of the future Antichrist (Revelation 13:8).
     
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    Note that the 10 virgins parable (Matthew 25:1-13) shows that the marriage of the Church to Jesus Christ won't occur until His Second Coming (Matthew 25:10), which Jesus had just finished saying won't occur until "immediately after the tribulation" (Matthew 24:29-31), just as Revelation 19:7 shows the marriage won't occur until after the future Tribulation, shown in Revelation chapters 6 to 18. The parable's extra oil (Matthew 25:4,9b) could represent the continued good works of Christians, by which they will be able to pass the judgment of the Church by Jesus (Matthew 25:19-30, Romans 2:6-8) and enter the marriage of the Church to Jesus at His Second Coming (Matthew 25:10, Revelation 19:7-21).

    The marriage supper (Revelation 19:9) won't have yet begun by the time of Revelation 19, which won't begin until after the future Tribulation of Revelation chapters 6 to 18 and Matthew 24 (cf. Matthew 24:29-31; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8). For regarding the Church, the marriage supper will be a literal feast in the earthly Jerusalem, after the resurrection and marriage of the Church at Jesus Christ's Second Coming (Isaiah 25:6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:54, Revelation 19:7 to 20:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-16; 1 Corinthians 15:21-23,51-54). While the Church will enjoy a feast "of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined" (Isaiah 25:6), the birds will feast on the corpses of the world's armies defeated by Jesus Himself at His Second Coming (Revelation 19:17-21).

    Also, regarding the 10 virgins parable, in Matthew 25:6 "midnight" could represent mid-tribulation, when the abomination of desolation (possibly a standing, android image of the future Antichrist) could be set up in the holy place (the inner sanctum) of a future, 3rd Jewish temple in Jerusalem (Matthew 24:15, Daniel 11:31). So when it says: "at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh" (Matthew 25:6), this could mean at the mid-tribulation point when the abomination of desolation is set up, the Church will be given the knowledge of the date (as in the year, month and day) of Jesus Christ's Second Coming. This date could be the 1,335th day after the abomination of desolation is set up (Daniel 12:11-12, cf. Revelation 16:15).

    Matthew 7:21 ¶Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    This shows that both faith and obedience to God are required for Christians to enter ultimate salvation (Romans 2:6-8, Hebrews 5:9, James 2:24). But there is no assurance that Christians will choose to obey (Matthew 25:26,30, Luke 12:45-46).

    Regarding Matthew 7:23a, it could be hyperbole, like Matthew 23:24b is hyperbole. For Matthew 7:22 could refer to Christians, believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, John 20:31), who had repented from their sins (1 John 3:6) and performed many wonderful works for Jesus to the end (John 15:4-5). But at some point subsequent to their initial repentance they'd fallen back into some unrepentant sin (Matthew 7:23b; 2 Peter 2:20-22), so they had to be rejected by Jesus in the end despite their continued faith and good works (1 Corinthians 9:27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Hebrews 10:26-29).

    Regarding the ability to cast out demons (Matthew 7:22), that is one of the signs that people are Christians, believers in the Gospel (Mark 16:17). People must be careful not to fall into the unforgivable presumption of Mark 3:22-30.

    Note that Matthew 25:41 can't happen presently, but must wait until Revelation 20:15, after the future Millennium (Revelation 20:7-15).

    For regarding the sheep and goat judgment, note that Matthew 25:31 doesn't even mean that Matthew 25:32-46 (just as 2 Peter 3:10a doesn't mean that 2 Peter 3:10b) will happen immediately at Jesus Christ's future, Second Coming, only that it will happen sometime subsequent to His Second Coming, at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15), after the future Millennium and subsequent events (Revelation 20:7-15).

    Matthew 25:32-46 refers to when the "nations" will be finally-judged by their works at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:12-13), whereas at Jesus' Second Coming, He will finally-judge only those in the Church (Psalms 50:3-5, cf. Mark 13:27; Matthew 25:19-30). Also, Matthew 25:41,46 refers to when non-Christians of all times, whether Jews or Gentiles, will be sent into the everlasting suffering of the lake of fire and brimstone at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:15), whereas at the Second Coming only the future Antichrist (the individual-man aspect of Revelation's "beast") and his False Prophet will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20). The saved "sheep" at the sheep/goat judgment will include those, whether Jews or Gentiles, who will become Christians during the future Millennium (Isaiah 66:19-21). Matthew 25:34 refers to obedient Christians inheriting the Kingdom of God the Father in New Jerusalem, the Father's house, on the future, New Earth (Revelation 21:1-7, John 14:2).
     
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