This week we will be focusing in learning about different kinds of time frames. Beginning with the obvious and I believe the one that people show most interest in. Finding out if we are in the last days (Knowing the time tape #1). Think about it, how can the apostle Paul state with such confidence in the scriptures (Romans 13:11) that he knew “the time”? Also that he knew that “our salvation [is] nearer than when we believed”. Was he like one of those crazy self proclaimed prophets with their weird math trying to find out when Christ was going to return? Absolutely NOT! The reason he could say such things without worrying about being wrong is because in the scriptures the Heavenly Father gave an outline of what kingdoms (beasts) were going to rule before the Kingdom of Heaven. It is one of the greatest prophecies written in the scriptures proving God to be true. As the most High said, Isaiah 44:7 “And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.” Verse 8: “Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.” This is the reason that we could be confident without fear that this is the truth. Before they existed the most High predicted which nations were going to rule as an empire and when they were going to fall. Some he mentioned by name like the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Those that had no name yet he described unto us and showed us where they sprang out of. Listen to this podcast and see where the most High mentioned America in Bible prophecy. Shalam!
Today’s podcast lesson will be again about Mary the Sister of Lazarus. The podcasts recently have been focusing on individuals in the scriptures to help us see how similar we are from past generations. To teach us the impact we could have no matter who you are (man, woman, young, or old, etc…) if you learn well the scriptures and choose to apply it. I have come across many that believe that they have no choice. That it has been already determined (by the most High God) what the outcome will be. The fact is, there are prophecies written about us and it is in our power to choose to fulfill them.
Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 15:11“Say not thou, It is through the Lord that I fell away: for thou oughtest not to do the things that he hateth.” Verse 12: “Say not thou, He hath caused me to err: for he hath no need of the sinful man.” Verse 13: “The Lord hateth all abomination; and they that fear God love it not.” Verse 14: “He himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of his counsel;” Verse 15: “If thou wilt, to keep the commandments, and to perform acceptable faithfulness.” Verse 16: “He hath set fire and water before thee: stretch forth thy hand unto whether thou wilt.” Verse 17: “Before man is life and death; and whether him liketh shall be given him.”
In other words as it is written in another scripture you have to choose (eternal) life or (second) death. It was written that someone will choose to betray Christ for 30 pieces of silver and that someone will choose to anoint Christ with spikenard. One was given the opportunity to be great another found a way to become great. Shalam!