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- There are two very important points to see from verse 4:
- Light for Those Who Sit in Darkness by C. H. Spurgeon
You are teaching incorrectly The day of the lord will not be as a thief in the night and we will know the day and the hour and it is important that we as watchmen know this. If you read in revelations chapter 3 verse 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
So what this is saying is if we are not of the light and have not received the gift of salvation we will not know the hour but if we are saved then we will know the time and hour. Also in 1 Thessalonians — Chapter 5 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
The others are the ones who have ignored the warning. The seals have been open the book is to be revealed to the body of believers knowledge will be increased during the end times the watchmen are understanding God is giving us more information. Daniel Chapter 12 verses And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. This response speaks volumes on where you stand with The Truth.
I appreciate your thoughtful commentary and the real message of this passage should motivate us to look for ways to share the Gospel to those that are in the dark. Hi, Jason. Thank you for your articles. Discussions with fellow Christians can sometimes be almost more discouraging than encouraging as you wade through bizarre assumptions and interpretations driven by prior oftentimes pagan intellectual commitments.
I find myself at odds agreeing with a known professor at a very well known liberal University. I tell my 14 yr. I say this because most professors, students and staff will be opposing our values and beliefs in the Lord. It is refreshing although I have not read all his publications to see great writing coming from a Liberal University professor. It would be interesting to read his views on more pressing current moral views of our day. Please, do read carefully that I did say Moral Views not Political Views as the World and media has made it out to be. I find that most people whether it be a simple layman of Gods word or a distinguished professor at a University when wrong are wrong in two areas.
Most professors I find they present the historical part of the Bible in their own form and context to suite their audiences opinion. Yet, they disregard Gods essence, purpose and will for mankind. Just adding another tidbit, always read from the KJV all other translations debase Gods supremacy, There are those that believe the Catholic Church was involved in one way or another in the interpretations of those versions but I leave that to the conspirators of this world.
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What I do know it alters and water downs Gods written word. I said enough always seek truth and love through Jesus. Bless you saints. How you judge so also do you not see you have been guilty of not including the whole counsel of the Word of God and the traditions of hebrew culture which are directly and indirectly, but nonetheless addressed in scripture. So as I agree with your gramatical assessment, However, you complety blow it like an elementary child from what I read all the way through on this one example on the historocity of the references to Hebrew culture given throughout the Old and New Testaments.
So your study is hardly that more of an opinion to bring glory to your studious efforts spicing us with pompus words for direct and indirect self adulation and whatever idol of the heart that would lead you to such. Worship God and get off His throne. He is loving and yet does not pamper.
There are two very important points to see from verse 4:
He very obviously is coming soon. May14th, is almost a generation ago.
We know feasts are here and the signals and signs and the Hebrew calendar and how it matches up from Dan Yet no one knows the exact time ,but we do, and are to known, the season, hence Jesus levied hard words on Jerusalem for not knowing the day of His visitation.
I liked what you had to say. His Word is so amazing! I had missed that meaning in Rev.
Light for Those Who Sit in Darkness by C. H. Spurgeon
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.
Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. For anything that becomes visible is light. Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;. Awake, awake, break out in a song! Arise, Barak, lead away your captives, O son of Abinoam. I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Wake yourself, wake yourself, stand up, O Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord the cup of his wrath, who have drunk to the dregs the bowl, the cup of staggering. Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
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If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them;. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment. Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead. Arise, call out to your god!
Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish. Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man. But this is your hour , and the power of darkness.