To understand the Bible and Bible prophecy you first need to understand who the Bible is about. And here's a big hint: the who isn't you (or me). We're minor characters in it. The entire Bible was written because sin entered creation. And because sin entered creation, a perfect God had to deal with this aberration one way or another. The way He has chosen to deal with it ends up being a demonstration of the most important attribute of His character: faithful love. Because of sin, all of creation is able to learn the depth of God's love in a way that could otherwise never be known.
The who is the Promised Seed—the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. And through faith, everyone is invited to be joined to that Seed. To understand the prophecy of the Seed and who this Seed is, is to understand Bible prophecy and the whole story of the Bible.
And I fell at [the angel's] feet to worship him. But he said to me, 'See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.' - Revelation 19:10
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the One I meant when I said, 'A Man who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me... He must increase, but I must decrease.' " - John 1:29–30; 3:30
Bible prophecy and the Promised Seed are inseparable, which is why we can't teach one without the other. This is also why pastors and Bible teachers who steer clear of prophecy are really steering clear of Jesus Himself.
So, without further ado, here is the Bible in a nutshell...
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"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
inaweofhim: Hello brothers and sisters: I also feel hopeful, expectant, ready to go! My husband and I are actually planning a road trip in mid-October. I am starting to get excited about that because we will see family - but I would MUCH rather see our ENTIRE family!
Sept 21, 2020 11:59:28 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "Einav compared the numbers to those who fell in Israel’s wars, noting that 660 people died in first Lebanon war ... and about 2,700 people in the Yom Kippur War. The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic hit 1,260 by Monday afternoon." That number.
Sept 21, 2020 12:54:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "The sheikh added in a statement to Palestinian media that Israel is attempting to slowly change the religious status quo on the important holy site until “the settlers” achieve their goal of building the [Third] Temple in the area."
Sept 21, 2020 13:50:52 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "Israel's agreement with Bahrain, which Netanyahu also signed last Tuesday, is a declaration of intent and not a peace treaty, due to timing issues. As such, it does not need to be brought before the government until a full treaty is agreed upon."
Sept 21, 2020 13:54:05 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Interesting links, bernie, thank you. I'm wondering if all these Arab peace deals will lead the Palestinians to rely more on Turkey and Iran. Not an obvious alliance, but I think both would be interested in claiming the Temple Mount.
Sept 22, 2020 11:58:52 GMT -6
Servant: The peace talks must be pushing Iran, Turkey, Russia and maybe China into a corner. Not sure what will happen. Anyway, a word of encouragement, the LORD presently fighting the war in other realm to take YOU and ALL of us home. Check Gary's post.
Sept 22, 2020 15:36:47 GMT -6
EnochWalked: m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200922010200315 "Moon proposes declaring end to Korean War, requests U.N.'s support" "This year marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the war". Interesting symbolism, and Moon Jae-in might beat Trump for the Nobel.
Sept 22, 2020 17:31:15 GMT -6