Numerous passages of Scripture declare, not only that God doesn’t change, but that His Torah, His instructions for righteousness, remain in effect.
Theological contortionist and doctrinal gymnastics aside, the seventh day Sabbath has not been changed (Ex. 20:8-11). The feasts of the Lord remain in effect (Lev. 23), and eating unclean still brings curses (Is. 66:16-17).
Please. Read what your Bible actually says, not what man made church doctrines say it says.
Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the Lord , because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
Hosea 8:1 KJV
The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty. Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.
Isaiah 24:5-6 NASB
There has been an abundance of media coverage concerning the upcoming eclipse, so I do not want to rehash the blah, blah, blah. Rather, I would like to share two links I found very interesting and then offer a possible scenario that may currently be unfolding…
In the past I have shared a few things from Dr. Dale Sides, a Christian astronomer, who has a very interesting perspective on things in the heavens. The following teaching concerning the eclipse is a MUST SEE as he shares a few significant points nobody else is talking about. After hearing this, I agree with him that the eclipse is meant to point to something else… namely, the events in the heavens at the point of totality. Everyone will watch the eclipse, I will be watching the show behind the eclipse when the lights get dimmed…
Scripture is very clear. The EARTH and ALL its inhabitants are judged for breaking Torah. Christendom teaches the earth is judged because of sin. Well, if sin is breaking Torah (1 Jn 3:4), the wise will learn to keep Torah.
….Then Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying,10 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If any one of you or of your generations becomes unclean because of a dead[f]person, or is on a distant journey, he may, however, observe the Passover to Yehovah.11 In the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight, they shall observe it;
In numbers 9 we read the story of some men who were not able to partake of the Passover at the appointed time in the first month because they were unclean. Moshe is then instructed by Yehovah to tell them to partake in the second month, on the fourteenth day according to the guidelines.
Several very interesting items pop out from, or are connected with, these verses:
Passover is so important that if one misses it due to ritual uncleanness, there is a provision for a second partaking. No other feast has such an allowance.
Moshe requests on behalf of those unclean, but Abba adds an allowance. those on a distant journey. Who but Ephraim, and those returning home, are on a distant journey?
Noah entered the ark and was saved. Studying the story seems to indicate that the animals came on the 10th day of the second month and they were shut up as the rain came on the 17th day of the month. Certainly the story has Passover implications, but is it possible that Noah celebrated Second Passover and was ‘waved’ before Yehovah on the waters on First Fruits? Consider, Methusalah died in the year that Noah floated, so was Noah unclean at the first Passover due to burying his grandfather? Quite possibly. (And, significantly, does this little picture have a meaning for those of us who live in a time period that is ‘as in the days of Noah?’)
Here’s the simple point: If you missed Pesach, or know someone who did and wants to celebrate, there is still time!! The evening of May 22 is the beginning of Second Passover and you have time to prepare!! My wife and I have been invited to lead a small private Pesach for a couple people who missed Passover this year. We will lead them in their first Feast and first Passover, ever! We, and they, as so excited!! (Pray for this little gathering!)
I have long believed that Scripture does not teach a pre-trib or secret rapture. My full expectation is that like Noah, we will be on the earth for judgment, though Divinely protected as in the Ark. Nowhere, ever, in Scripture do I see an example of God snatching someone out of trouble, rather than displaying His power by preserving IN the judgment. Consider Israel in Goshen while Egypt was being devastated.
Well, it appears Michael Snyder has written a book on the topic and good friend Al has a terrific review… Makes me want to dig into this book.
End Times Reality Check: A Review of The Rapture Verdict, by Michael Snyder
BFB160418 The Rapture VerdictWhat do Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the pre-Tribulation rapture have in common? There is probably a joke in there somewhere, but the punch line escapes me. The answer, though, is that all of them are part of mainstream Christian practice (at least in the West), but none of them have much basis in Scripture. When held up to the light of Scripture, the Jolly Elf, the Whimsical Rabbit, and the Get-Out-of-Persecution-Free Card actually belong more in the realm of legend, myth, and wishful thinking.
There is no need to explain to Christians that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny do not exist. Everyone knows that – and it would be better if our children understood it from the start rather than having to face their first crisis of faith when their kindergarten friends expose the truth. What everyone does not know, or does not want to admit, is that the doctrine of Jesus coming back to snatch His people away from the earth before the trials of the Last Days is not consistent with Scripture. The problem up to now is that there has been no comprehensive reference book written to examine this question from a critical point of view….
In the last couple days, I have had two concerning articles come across my email. One regarding the Pope and another regarding a group of Orthodox rabbis. Ironically, the titles are almost identical and the content touches on similar areas. What is shocking, or maybe not so shocking, is that the Scriptures claimed by both Pope and rabbis forbids hat each of them seek to allow, whether explicitly or implicitly. The two headlines:
While I am not going to get into the Scriptural position on sexual immorality, what I find fascinating is the two related articles from disparate religious groups making similar claims. Coincidence? Not likely.
Traditions of men and religious leaders walking in error on full display… and, maybe a precursor to the coming anti-messiah.