It worked for me. I became a believer shortly after learning about the end times prophecy. That was almost 40 years ago.
posted on 07/02/2008 7:01:12 PM PDT
(.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
I was watching a TV preacher some time ago and he was saying the Lord will avenge us and 'smote' the bad nations with His rod of iron! Just looking at Strong's, 'rule' in Rev 12:5 is 4165 - "to tend as a shepherd of (figuratively, superviser):--feed (cattle), rule." -- looking further, a rod of iron is teach from the natural truths of the Word. Either that preacher was ignorant or just plain deceitful.
Moreover, where 'world' is incorrectly translated in the KJV, the NKJV properly translates it to 'age' (Mt 13:40, 13:49, 24:3, 28:20, etc). Age means the end of the Lord's Kingdom on Earth and the start of a new -- His Church.
There are Divine laws the Lord operates by. It's Divine Providence, the government of the Lord's Kingdom. If something sounds to fantastic to defy the laws of nature, it probably is. The Lord is not arbitrary, angry, vengeful or inconsistent.
In January, one of our ministers gave a sermon titled Rapture. Have a look, if you're interested.
posted on 07/03/2008 3:56:06 AM PDT
(If you know these things, you are blessed if you act upon them. John 13:17)
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