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Bible Prophecy, A Word Puzzle

Discussion in 'Eschatology & Prophecy Forum' started by guysmith, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. guysmith

    guysmith New Member

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    Bible prophecy is designed into the Bible as a word puzzle. We are all familiar with Christ’s parables, which basically are word puzzles in themselves. Well Christ is also the author of the Bible in it’s entirety, including Bible prophecy. An obvious observation is that the prophesies (specifically end time prophecies) are scattered throughout the Bible in what initially appears to be random. And not being the author of confusion, we must assume that God has design the prophecies into the Bible in a way that it could be properly understood.I have found that Christ uses catchphrases to tie the prophecies together. Catchphrases are a word or sentence that are common among verses that can be compiled together. For example: Revelation 141And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 4These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.......In this case we see an end time prophecy concerning the 144,000 at the time of Christ's return. In this prophecy the 144,000 are identified as "virgins" which is unusual to label 144,000 males with a feminine title. Basically, the word "virgins" is a catchphrase used to clue us to another part of the Bible, specifically, the parable of "the parable of the ten virgins." Here we find a parable which also provides us with information about the day of Christ's return. Take this one step further, we see in Zechariah 14:1-5 another prophecy concerning the day of Christ's advent. In the passage half of the inhabitants of the Jerusalem are taken into captivity which is equivalent to the parable of the ten virgins where we see that five of the virgins (one half) go into the banquet. So, we see that the word "virgins" is not a term used to identify the 144,000's sexual behavior (or the lack thereof), but rather is a catchphrase used to tie the various prophetic passages together.In Yehoshua,Guy Smith
     
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    Vickie New Member

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    QUOTE (guysmith @ Apr 19 2009, 06:46 AM)
    Bible prophecy is designed into the Bible as a word puzzle. We are all familiar with Christ’s parables, which basically are word puzzles in themselves. Well Christ is also the author of the Bible in it’s entirety, including Bible prophecy. An obvious observation is that the prophesies (specifically end time prophecies) are scattered throughout the Bible in what initially appears to be random. And not being the author of confusion, we must assume that God has design the prophecies into the Bible in a way that it could be properly understood.I have found that Christ uses catchphrases to tie the prophecies together. Catchphrases are a word or sentence that are common among verses that can be compiled together. For example: Revelation 141And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 4These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.......In this case we see an end time prophecy concerning the 144,000 at the time of Christ's return. In this prophecy the 144,000 are identified as "virgins" which is unusual to label 144,000 males with a feminine title.
    Hi Guy, There is also Israel who is called virgin when the Lord come, which makes me find it is the house of Israel, who has come back with the Lord in Rev. 14Jer 31:4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. Jer 18:13 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ask ye now among the heathen, who hath heard such things: the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing. God has often called Israel HIS VIRGIN. The prophets speak of God removing the 12 tribes mentioned in Isiah 43:1-3 as the tribulaiton as the armies are surrounding Jerusalem and they go through the waters that the woman in Rev 12:14 goes through. You might find it interesting to read these verses that are speaking the same. It is different from the teaching of the Christians being the one removed and coming back with Christ to remove the beast. Isaiah makes it clear in his writings they are removed by God. This event is right around the corner from taking place, for the stage is being set for the nations to go against Jerusalem. This nation America wil go against Jerusalem (Zech 14:1-3) for God said "ALL NATIONS" will. then Christ comes with the 12 tribes and destroys them and the reign of men over God's people is ended and our King reigns here on earth with us. Vickie
     
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