And the Kingdom shall be the LORD'S
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 shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.
For most Believers the Church they go to is the only Church and the world for them. The Pastors and Priest have mastered the art of putting Murphy blinds unto their congregation. The one classical statement they make is 'abide by the authority'. Ironically Jesus is the first in Church History Who started to question the authorities and it was due to that He was hated by the authorities. He was the first so called Protestant and founder of the Protestant Church which protested against human authority.
When it comes to authority we need to first confirm, are the so called authorities abiding by the Word of Lord and authority as Christ gave?
What we find is most shepherds are trying to make others more like themselves and less like Christ or the purpose of Christ in that person.
For many Christians Israelites mean those who live in or are connected to the country called Israel. Paul clarifies in his letter to the Romans a true Israelite is the one who believes in Jesus Christ and thus becoming a descendant of Abraham, who being circumcised in the heart becomes a real Jew. The rightful heir is not the one born out of blood but one born out of promise.
A Church is not the small congregation one goes to nor is God's Israel just those who live in the country of Israel. The whole world is the Lord's and all mankind are part of the story. Every Believer anywhere in the world is a person from your and my Church. Every Christian who is baptized in Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit is a true Israelite and true Jew.
Like when Jesus was born all the Jews had their eyes focused on seeing something grand happening as their King is born, but their King was born in a manger. Even the disciples of Jesus thought right unto the Garden of Gethsemane that Jesus would lead a physical revolt against the rulers and become King.
If asked of Christians how would the second coming of Jesus be and one would get some real amazing answers. They land up bringing the Heavens to the level of Earth and God to the level of a human.
It is really amazing the detail unto which the events unfold to the last day are given in the Bible and God does reveal this to those who are meek in spirit. Paul was built with clear understanding of the days unto the Judgment Day. When I started writing among my first major teachings which the Lord unfolded to me was about Creation understanding how all things began, what Creation is all about, understanding the Heavens, how the Word of God will conclude and return unto the Lord unto His Temple.
When I wrote I had a small percentage of understanding of which I now hold, but yet this understanding was mostly on tract with what I know now. And I know that what I know today is nothing to what the Lord will teach me in the days ahead.
When the Lord teaches, even though we know in part yet the parts are progressive to the whole Truth and does not go perpendicular or contrary to it. Understand not scripture or verse from the Word of God - the Books of Instructions will or does contradict another. Even if one did then we would have been doomed.
The Lord tried to give us an idea of some part on the end days through the books of Daniel and Revelation as prophesied by the Prophets. The Lord put a visual image on the story but they have been recorded in these books like a jigsaw puzzle, all jumbled up. Without the Spirit of the Lord it is just impossible to understand these and also one needs to get to its root source.
In today's message the Lord is telling us He wrote the beginning and He also wrote the end. All things are under His control, even what which Satan does has been allowed to him within stipulated parameters. When we are more in the Lord his access to us is restricted event further and he cannot touch us. So let us stop worrying of the end for the end is the Lord's and stop worrying of problems for the Lord is in control, but let us focus more on the purpose we have as Christians and concentrate on our work as Christians, so that we harvest more for ourselves in the Kingdom of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are God and You made all things with purpose. Your plans are great and so also is your purpose. You have hidden all these from the wise of this world and disclose them to the meek in spirit. Lord, help us realize we need to grow in You and are far from understanding your Kingdom...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?
5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:
10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.
14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God
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