The Second coming of Jesus Christ
Obadiah 1:20,21 -
And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. And saviours [savior] shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.
We need to understand when God first promised the Promised Land it was to Abraham. God called it the land of certain tribes. This Promised Land beyond the river Jordan was symbolizing Heaven, then why did God call it the land of theses tribes?
One will understand this when one goes into the meaning of each name and also it's ancestral relationship and background.
The Old Testament is given in a shadow format; one sees the outline but cannot get the details of its body. It is only when one understands the meaning of Word became flesh as written in book of John, one will realize that one cannot take away the Old Testament and have Christ.
Even though the birth of the Savior Jesus was detailed in the Old Testament it was only the 3 wise men who could figure out when and about where it would happen. Like the birth of Jesus also a lot is being given about the second coming of Jesus in the Bible, but it is only those who are blessed in wisdom to whom the details are revealed.
The Pharisees were called Lawyers of the Law of Moses yet could not understand that most of the book of Moses was all about Jesus Christ.
It is true the day [period] and hour [exact time] is kept away from man but the day [period] is given unto man in many scriptures. Like the exact location of Jesus' birth was not known to the wise men but it was only after the star appeared unto them on that day that they were led to it. So also man will know only on that day that it is now the Day of Judgment.
We are children of Light and not of darkness, so God will not let us walk without any understanding.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, in many places You tried to give man hints of your second coming so that they prepare for it. It is only by your Spirit of Truth that we are aware of approximately when it will happen so that we are not mislead by the foolishness of others and the deceit of the evil one. Lord, by your Spirit speak unto your children and reveal more of Yourself unto them, so that they may not be deceived. Like Noah prepared the Ark even without knowing the exact day of flood, but he knew that the flood would not come until he completed his work. Lord, help us that we too may prepare your people for your coming again as man...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man [one], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noe [Noah], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
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