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Redemption then Restoration

Discussion in 'Eschatology & Prophecy Forum' started by keras, Sep 14, 2015.

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    keras Writer of Bible study guides

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    Isaiah 41:1 - Keep silent before Me you coasts and islands, let the peoples renew their strength. Let them draw near, let them speak up, then together we shall go to the place of judgement. Isaiah 49:1-6
    Five steps are mentioned here by the prophet; keep silent – When ancient Israel migrated from their captivity in Assyria, they remained hidden until they regained their strength. Then, let them come near : awaken to the true gospel, evangelism from John Wycliffe to Billy Graham, etc.
    Let them speak : proclaim the good news around the world, our missionary activity.
    Still to come is ‘Let us meet in the place of judgement’ Ezekiel 20:34-38, Isaiah 41:8-9 God will soon call His people back to the Land, where the administration of His commandments and ordinance’s will be restored. Ezekiel 36:27, Ezekiel 44:23-24

    Deuteronomy 4:27, Jeremiah 3:8 The Lord’s people are divorced from God and sent into exile for their sins. This is for a decreed period only. Ezekiel 4:4-6
    Then God gave Ezekiel a vision of a valley full of dry bones;
    Ezekiel 37:11 These bones represent the whole house of Israel [the 12 tribes] They say: our hope is gone, we are cut off. [from God] Jeremiah 50:6
    Ezekiel 37:9-10 The Lord God says: let the winds [Gods spirit] come and breath into the slain [dead to the Spirit] that they might live. They came to life and stood up: a mighty company! [of Christians] Romans 9:24-26
    Ezekiel 37:12-13 I will bring you up from your graves [our present condition] and restore you to the Land of Israel. Isaiah 11:11-12, Jeremiah 50:4-5

    Through Isaiah, God gives a message to Israel, identifying them as a people who have lost the knowledge of their origin and forgotten their ancestors. Isaiah 45:4
    Isaiah 51:1-2 Listen to Me, all you who know the Law [the common Judeo-Christian Law of our countries] You who seek the Lord [Christian peoples] consider your origin, where you came from- Abraham and Sarah are your parents. I blessed them and now you are their offspring. Romans 8:14, Ephesians 2:11-18
    God is looking forward to the day when the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus is completed. Isaiah 50 & 51, Colossians 1:11-12 In His sacrifice Israel is redeemed and salvation made available to all who accept Him, repent and acknowledge His Atonement.
    In Ezekiel 36, Jeremiah 30 & 31, Isaiah 35, and others, the prophets tell the story of how righteous Israel is gathered, redeemed and settled into the Promised Land.
    The great national awakening of all Israel is symbolically represented as life from the dead, for through the Resurrection of Jesus, God demonstrates His power and is enabled to do this:
    Ezekiel 37:14 I shall put My spirit into you and you will live. [a true Godly life] Thus you will know that I, the Lord has acted and spoken. Isaiah 44:1-3
    And in Ezekiel 37:26-28 I shall make an everlasting covenant with Israel. My sanctuary will be in their midst, I will be their God and they will be My people. Revelation 7:9
    The Glory of God will be present in the new Temple, as in ancient times. Ezekiel 43:2 The Return of Jesus for His Millennial reign will come after all that is prophesied to occur before that glorious Day, has taken place.
     
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    [SIZE=medium]People are becoming more and more apprehensive about the future, as we experience a proliferation of natural disasters, with increasing political and economic problems, coupled with shortages of food and resources, mostly due to overpopulation.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]But, the most obvious and the prophesied flash point of danger is the Middle East. The very existence of the State of Israel in their midst is an anathema to all the Islamic peoples.[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]Psalm 83 lists the origins of those people who will conspire to ‘[/SIZE][SIZE=medium]wipe out Israel as a[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]nation’.[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]When their attack commences, God will then answer the prayer of Psalm 83:13-18 [/SIZE][SIZE=medium]Scatter them, my God, like thistledown, as a fire raging through the forest. Terrify them with Your storm winds, let them suffer disgrace and perish[/SIZE][SIZE=medium].[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]Many prophecies state how the Lord will act on this Day of His vengeance and wrath: [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Micah 4:11-12 [/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]But now, many nations are massed against you, they say; Let Zion suffer, we will gloat over her downfall. They do not know God’s purpose – He has gathered them as sheaves for the threshing.[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]Matthew 13:30[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Psalm 37:13-15 [/SIZE][SIZE=medium]The Lord will laugh at the wicked, their judgement is coming. They have prepared their weapons, but their swords will pierce their own hearts.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Isaiah 66:15-16 [/SIZE][SIZE=medium]See: The Lord is coming in fire, bringing His retribution and anger. He will judge with fire and sword to test all mankind. All the wicked will die.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Deuteronomy 32:41-42[/SIZE][SIZE=medium] I will sharpen My flashing sword and take vengeance on those who hate Me. [/SIZE][SIZE=medium]Nahum 1:2[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Malachi 4:1 [/SIZE][SIZE=medium]The Day comes, burning like a furnace, all evildoers will be as stubble, destroyed in a fiery blaze.[/SIZE][SIZE=medium] 2 Peter3:7[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Isaiah 30:26-33 [/SIZE][SIZE=medium]The sun will shine with seven times its normal brightness. On that Day He will protect and save His people. See; the Lord Himself comes from afar, His anger blazing and His doom heavy. With fire, He sieves the nations for destruction.[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]Isaiah 32:12[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]Ref: REB, some verses condensed.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]There are many other Bible passages that describe this Day. What we can establish from them is;[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]1/ It is this event that takes people unawares – that ‘[/SIZE][SIZE=medium]comes as a thief’[/SIZE][SIZE=medium].[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]Much later, for[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]the glorious Return of Jesus, we are given the exact time from certain events.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]2/ It will be a worldwide event, of 24 hours duration.[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]Isaiah 29:5-6, Psalm 50:1[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]3/ The Lord will actually cause fire to destroy His enemies, by the means of a CME sunstrike. Their own weapons will contribute to their destruction, the heat flash and the intense electromagnetic pulse will make rockets and explosives detonate on the ground.[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]Psalm 7:12-16[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]4/ His Righteous people will be kept safe and [/SIZE][SIZE=medium]in a short time[/SIZE][SIZE=medium]Isaiah 29:17,[/SIZE] [SIZE=medium]they will gather and settle in the new country of Beulah – Isaiah 62:4, Isaiah 35:1-10, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ezekiel 34:11-31[/SIZE]


     
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