(What Does The Bible Teach About Preachers?)
Part 93: Many False Prophets Claim They Are Sent By Christ
(Matthew 24: 1-51).
Peace be unto you. My Lord we are grateful for yet another day to praise you and grow in Truth. Thus we are grateful for the moment and for the inspiration. As always giving thanks to God the Father the Son and Holy Spirit.
Peace and Love, Carl a willing servant of Almighty God in service to Christ writing for the FreedomJournal April 14, 2007.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Brethren we live in times fastly approaching the 2nd coming of Christ. However many that are defiled fool and brainwash the blind that see man and flesh and not God. So if we are to understand the Bible and what God would have us to do we must distinguish between those sent by God and Christ and the various entertainer’s thieves and crooks that claim to be Preachers of God.
Meanwhile for the record Matthew 24 is often misquoted and mis-understood. A simple concise way to best understand the Word here is to realize the division of thought regarding the two major themes noted. The fist is the “Destruction of Jerusalem (verses 4-26, verse 28 and verses 34-35). The second theme is the 2nd coming of Christ (verse 27, verses 30-31 and verses 36-51).
Our major concern is the 2nd coming of Christ as we apply this topic to our present discussion. However we would be irresponsible if we did not mention the historical and Biblical importance of the destruction of Jerusalem.
We will begin with an often-distorted verse regarding contemporary times.
Matthew 24: 6: “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
The destruction of Jerusalem was brought on by the war between the Jews and the Romans. The reference to rumors of wars is related to the fact that the conflict did not begin in Judea but further up in Palestine. Therefore this report of the battles in the distance eventually reached the ears of those in Judea. However this scripture cannot be applied to the contemporary world and war and the impending d 2nd coming of Christ. Turn to verse 14 for a further illustration regarding the need to understand when Jesus is talking about the destruction of Jerusalem and His 2nd coming.
Matthew 24: 14: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
The end and/or the destruction of Jerusalem (70 A.D.) marked the time in which the Gospel was offered to all the civilized nations (world). Thus the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16: 15) was fulfilled in the 1st century which agrees with Romans 10: 8 and Colossian 1: 23.
We also note here the vital (life and death) importance of understand the history of the church. Soon after the destruction of Jerusalem the government at Rome and supporters brought in a period known as “The Dark Ages.” This period lasted until the failed Reformation. During this time the Bible was taken from the common people and he true Gospel was placed in hiding. We also declare that even after the Reformation that failed to reform the church at Rome the true Gospel still is in hiding as a multitude of false prophets continue to sow discord upon the earth and its people.
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