Daniel 9:23-24 “23At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. 24Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression…”
As earlier stated, the proponent of the “Theory –doctrine-of “Postponed
Kingdom” was manufactured by “dispensational” teachers who in their mind hold a “Futuristic view” of events especially of the Kingdom of God in order to support these false beliefs.
They have the “future Rapture”, a future man of sin, a future great tribulation, a future rebuilt Temple in a physical Jerusalem in the “middle East”, a future 1000 years reign of Christ etc.
They teach that the TEN VIRGINS is a picture of the “Rapture” instead of the “kingdom of God” as said by Jesus (Matthew 25:1). That the wise virgins are the “rapturable ones” to have the marriage supper with the Lamb. But the question is why did the ‘unrapturable’; foolish five virgins, without oil in their lamps got to heaven with boldness to be knocking on the door to the room, where Christ and the wise Virgins were having a consummation of their Marriage?
For the word said; “Afterward, came also the other Virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us” (Matthew 25:11).
Was the place they were raptured to so near, and perhaps on the earth, that the foolish ones, LEFT BEHIND could easily go back there, to seek an audience with the Lord? Oh! Church, why can’t we grow up?
If the marriage feast is up in heaven somewhere, after the “rapture” (Matthew 22:1+) what went wrong with Jesus, that He should rapture a person who was not qualified, only for him to turn around and be asking questions in heaven, for He said;
“And He said unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless”? (Verse 11–12)
Can’t you see that with our teachings and beliefs, we have brought God and Christ to the place where they are always repenting and regretting the mistakes they have made? May God forgive us who claim to be teachers of God’s Word.
Again, Acts 2: 29–36, we read of Christ, though made of the flesh, has been raised from the dead to Sit on the throne of His Father David which is also called the RIGHT HAND OF GOD, until He makes His enemies his Footstool, as He reigns (1 Corinthians 15:25, Hebrews 10:12–13).
The question is, when will Christ ascend the throne of rulership; is it when He comes again or after resurrection? My Friend, Christ’s reign started with His Resurrection and not when He comes a second time.
May we follow and agree with the word so spoken by the Spirit, and not men in their eagerness to impress as teachers.
DANIEL CHAPTER 9 IS AN ANSWER TO DANIEL’S PRAYER
The most damaging thing, which has happened to the Body of Christ, is to accept all information being peddled by all categories of preachers, without proper verification with the word of God and the Spirit of the word.
Let us be honest, God has not provided for us an “escapist” mentality in His word. The very doctrine of the Kingdom of God, which Jesus, the Apostles and the Prophets of old spoke about, is not and has nothing to do with a people flying away. It is truly and essentially about God being revealed here on earth among his people, in order to fill the earth with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
It must be understood that the hope that the Scripture presented to the people of God is “CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY” (Colossians 1:27).
And that is simply the restoration of the Glory of God that we lost through our union with Adam. But Adam was not up in heaven somewhere when he fell.
Therefore, the issue is that of restoration to the place of Glory and not relocation out of the earth.
Among other things, please consider the following facts, and words that present the intents and workings of God: Re-demption, Re-surrection, Re-conciliation, Re-storation, Re-stitution, Re-new (ing) the mind, and if I may add, the Re-birth etc.
Now notice this, the prefix “RE” which is AGAIN, really means BACK TO A FORMER STATE. In other words, man is to be brought back or restored to this glory that he lost in the the beginning, nothing whatsoever to do with God evacuating man to a glory land upstairs to stay in mansions, which in the true sense, simply means a room in the Father’s house, a family of Sons.
This concocted teaching of a rapture, based on the fear of a supposed Anti-Christ, is a byproduct of men’s imaginations and human intelligent fancies, it has no reality and cannot stand the word or the test of time as God continues to raise and have His true messengers sent across the world to establish His mandate.
The truth is, some are running when they are not sent. Now, let us open up as we study with Daniel, for we have to have the same spirit in order to say the same thing.
WHAT LED TO DANIEL’S PRAYER?
To be continued…