Based on my understanding of Revelation, I would expect the horses to start with the AC? My guess is that we currently see many precursors.
You remember the Chernobyl disaster? Many people attached it to the 4th trumpet, due to the meaning of the ukrainian word "chernobyl" meaning "wormwood". In my eyes even this was simply a precursor of the real trumpet to come. After it was blown all doubts will be removed...
Remember you are reading a translation. The Greek doesn't carry that meaning.
No, but Trump is not a Greek person. He is an American person, and the predominant language in the USA is English. God has pretty well shown Himself to use not only the original languages of the Bible (which are very important) but also every other means at His disposal, to make signs for us to see.
I suspect that in every language spoken on earth, there are signs pointing to God that we just haven't realized. I find them in English all the time, since English is my native language.
One example is the interesting same pronunciation of sun and son. And so we have verses that say things like the sun rejoicing as a bridegroom coming from His chamber, and we catch the reference to Christ, since we know about the bridegroom tie-in, and yet only in English, German, and perhaps a few other languages, do sun and son have any verbal connection. Not in Hebrew, Greek, Chinese, or French. But in those languages, there are probably other interesting allusions to learn. God is speaking through everything, in my opinion.
However, His Holy Scripture in the original languages will always "trump" everything else.
Interesting theory; but, you need to show where that theory has been proven true in the prophetic sense. Otherwise, we're practicing eisegesis.
Post by watchmanjim on Aug 10, 2017 8:38:13 GMT -6
I've found it to be true in an experiential sense many multiple times. It isn't something to prove. It's something to observe.
As I said, the true words of the Biblical original language, in proper context, are and must be our primary guide. If anything disagrees with the Bible's textual intention, then you have to abandon your hunch and go with what the Bible actually means.
I John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
mike: This is what Paul is talking about in Romans 1. It is literally what we were told would happen. This is the pinnacle of sin, and iniquity. We are lawless and not holding ourselves accountable to be HOLY!
Jan 19, 2021 18:53:04 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Bernie: Sometimes I think that the only reason Christians are still allowed to say that is because non-believers have been conditioned not to want Heaven. Similarly, saying "homosexual acts are sinful" is only allowed because they aren't offended by sin.
Jan 19, 2021 19:32:36 GMT -6
Servant: Thanks Gary. I am waiting for the subtitles to show up. I wonder how everyone thinks of Joe Biden? Will he make America great again or not?
Jan 20, 2021 10:15:21 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Servant: I think many are feeling that America shouldn't rely on a president to make it great again. A president isn't a king, much less the King of kings. God can bless a nation despite its leaders, or punish a nation for trusting too much in one.
Jan 20, 2021 11:37:32 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Thanks Gary and bernie for the links. I hadn't heard of "Common Pass", but it's exactly what I feared they would create: 'Common Pass is a "globally-interoperable platform for people to document their COVID-19 status'
Jan 20, 2021 11:42:35 GMT -6
EnochWalked: I don't know if these words from Biden's inaugural address are foreshadowing: "So, I ask you, let's say a silent prayer for those who have lost their lives and those left behind and for our country."
Jan 20, 2021 11:46:15 GMT -6
bernie: Thanks EW, a foreshadowing indeed. And they will certainly need the prayer, as will our new president. I've never been a fan of Joe, but it's time to pray for him as we're commanded.
Jan 20, 2021 12:47:14 GMT -6
Servant: EnochWalked: You are right, I should ask this way, will the Lord make America whole again? Hard to know for sure.
Jan 20, 2021 12:56:48 GMT -6
mike: Servant - based on our (the church) current trajectory, no He will not. It is not hard to know, look at the examples of the Kings of Israel/Judah for example. Who resisted the horrors and what happened to them? God would not be just if He didnt punish US
Jan 20, 2021 14:00:46 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Good points, bernie and Servant. I think that the "pattern" or "hint" of the two solar eclipses cutting through America suggest that the divisions might not heal in the next 3 years at least, but perhaps divine intervention might surprise people in 2024.
Jan 20, 2021 14:06:11 GMT -6
Servant: Mike: EnochWalked: There is a chance for America to repent and then the judgment to be postpone. Or America don't repent, it can go either way, only the Lord knows.
Jan 20, 2021 15:11:19 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/category/types/magicicada/ "Periodical cicada Brood X (10) will emerge in the spring of 2021". They have been dormant underground for 17 years, ready to be transformed and fly away. Is this another sign of the times?
Jan 20, 2021 15:53:04 GMT -6