Friday, February 19, 2016
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 1 Cor 3:16
He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.'” Mark 16:15
The slaughter of the ancient Hebrews along with the downfall of Jerusalem and the Old Temple in AD 70 was God’s way of releasing Himself from His marriage to them via the Old Covenant, thus legally permitting His marriage to the whole world via the New.
As per the law, God’s gifts and calling are irrevocable (Romans 11: 28-31). So God had to irrevocably kill all the remaining non-Christian Hebrews, otherwise he would have had to keep the Old Covenant alive and thereby undercut and undermine His Son’s New Covenant.
God does not have both the Old and the New Covenants being enforced at the same time. He only has one. The New. And contrary to what many would have you believe, He’s not married to His bride the Church on the one hand while having an affair with his mistress the modern state of Israel on the other. Modern-day Israel is comprised of converted Jews and not of Hebrews – with whom God had the Old Contract – and therefore it is a state that has nothing to do with God’s word in the Bible.
“By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete is outdated.” Hebrews 8:13
When Christ returns to end the world, it will be like a great harvest. This is how Jesus described it:
“…at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:30
The tares will be gathered first. Not the Saints.
“Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thess 4:17