Fulfilled

Prophecy

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I’ve been hearing lots of prophecies of doom following England’s somewhat surprising vote to exit the EU.  The financial sky is falling, etc.  I can’t speak with any authority because I didn’t take the time to educate myself, so I’m not going to write about that.

Could I please get a moment of silent respect for choosing not to write about something I don’t know about?  Thank you.  Thank you very much 🙂

I hear other prophecies of doom no matter which embarrassing American candidate achieves the White House in November.  I know quite a lot about that, but I’m rather worn out with the topic, and since I have no respect for Hillary AT ALL and not a whole lot more for The Donald, I’m not going there.

You’re welcome.

Instead, I’m going to my faith. Those of you who do not have religious faith or are not interested in mine —aren’t you glad you’re perfectly free to leave right now, and that I’m perfectly free to write about a dearly-held belief?

I say that because of a very nasty comment I got on my Bible Study blog a few days back, which I trashed.I’m thankful that WP lets us decide what we will post and what we won’t.  This happens rarely, I’m happy to say. The person spent quite a lengthy period of time to let me know that I’m an idiot, and he attacked  one of the most important writers in God’s Word as being a misogynistic egotist. Nothing new, although I think he thought it was.  What triggered this ugly response was a statement I’d made relating to fulfilled prophecy from the Old Testament recorded in the New Testament.

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The Old Testament verse is Genesis 3:15, in which God makes His first mention of the warfare between the Seed of the woman (Jesus Christ) and the seed of the serpent (Satan and his demons), stating that Jesus would be “bruised” (He was crucified, died, rose from the grave victorious over sin and death) and Satan’s head would be crushed.  He’s already lost the war, and he knows it, but he keeps trying to win battles. He succeeds for a moment whenever some terrorist manages to gun down unarmed, unprotected targets or whack off some helpless captive’s head. Cowards, bullies, Satan is one of them. He likes sneak attacks, and he likes to put his finger on the buttons that he knows represent our vulnerabilities.

Fulfilled prophecy is one of the most fascinating studies in the Bible, and I’m seriously thinking about doing a series, but it’s a huge topic and I’m not sure I’m prepared to do it well.  We’ll see.

And that’s all I have for you this morning.

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9 thoughts on “Fulfilled

  1. Hello! Just came upon your blog. Sorry you had a bad comment and I too am happy we have the choice of allowing it or not allowing it.
    We live in times that are quite unbelievable. Day to day you never know what you will wake up to. While they can often be overwhelming, frustrating and unbelievably eye opening to those who actually pay attention, these are also amazing times and quite exciting to see the things Jesus Christ warned us about and to see many writings in the old testament come to life right before our eyes! No, I am not saying I know the day or the hour but as the word tells us we can certainly know the season. I will continue to wait with anticipation and a longing heart.
    I only began to hear and learn about bible prophecy in about 2011 and have been fasentated ever since. The bible in the last few years has literally come alive to me. In my years as a young christian woman the word of God was more of instruction to me. Gave me hope to get through the hard times of life. In the last few years the Lord God has given me such a deeper understanding of His word. I have literally fell in love with it. The old testament used to be something I rarely read and it simply seemed really hard and not relevant to life today. WOW, was I wrong. I simply think that I have more favorites now in the old testament than in the new.

    Proverbs 16:9
    A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. (Man thinks he is doing right.)

    Jeremiah 17:9-10
    The heart is deceitful ABOVE ALL THINGS, and desperately WICKED : who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to the fruit of his doings. (While our hearts are evil and lie and trick even us into believing we are doing right because of our own fleshly desires, God can correct us.)

    We simply need to ask God for His help.
    DEUTERONOMY 30:6
    And the Lord thy God WILL circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with ALL thine heart, and with ALL thy soul, that thou mayest live. (Circumcise the heart is speaking of God spiritually cutting away all the evil, wicked deceitful things from our hearts so that we can love Him as we are to. God is the only way this can happen regardless of how good of a person one may appear. Then the last 4 words sum it up…the hat thou mayest live! )
    Then I will end this comment with one more scripture.

    Matthew 22:37-38
    Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.

    God bless you!

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      1. When the Lord God chooses to reveal His word to me I pray I am prepared to receive it. We have to truly be seeking the deeper things He has for us don’t we? For me I have learned that when I take small bites of His word and drill down into the deepest meaning of words that all too often we skim right on over the top of it because after all we already know what the definition of the word is right? I have figured out that I can take a word like deviseth from Proverbs 16:9 in which I know what it means but when I look deeper into it by way of the Strongs exhaustive concordance for example, I may see a bigger picture. How many times have I read Matthew 26:36-42? Many times, but a couple of weeks ago I was about to nap on a Saturday around noon when I kept suddenly having this nudge within that I needed to go and read where Jesus asked the disciples to stay with Him and watch with Him and He went to pray. I am telling you, I really wanted to doze off for a little nap but that nudge won and so I jumped up and grabbed my bible and my journal and my concordance. (Funny writing this now about how much I wanted to nap, it goes right with this part of scripture doesn’t it?) I began to read it slowly. To notice and think about each word. In 37 these words pierced me deeper than usual. ‘Began to be sorrowful and very heavy.’ (I have always understood the heaviness of this section before but seems these were more profound this day.) Then in the next verse Jesus tells the diciples “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.”
        Whoever says we don’t have a God who understands our pain and suffering hasn’t read this.
        I did deeper word studies on exceedingly sorrowful. Word studies on the word watch and the translation used in this section of scripture.
        Jesus asked them to do this one thing while He is in such turmoil. He goes and prays and comes back to them sleeping. (This part I saw differently for the first time. I don’t know what made the difference unless it is in part because I saw the intensity of the words my soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death, which seemed to make all the words more have more meaning.) Verse 40, He comes back to them sleeping. How crushed would we feel if we or WHEN we pour out our deep pain to a friend and then we end up feeling like they don’t seem to really care. I imagined how deeply disappointing that would feel. I mean, this was Jesus! (We are no different. How easily I could have laid on that couch that Saturday and dozed. I didn’t that day but have many others. This time I got up and received a blessing because of it.) THIS PART got me…Jesus says “what, could ye not watch with me one hour? ” (I think I always thought at this place as He goes back to pray for the 2nd time that it was assumed He wanted them to watch with Him again, especially after the comment He made.) INSTEAD, it seems more like a prophetic warning. He says, before going to pray, ‘Watch AND pray , that YE enter not into temptation : the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak. ‘ (This comment was no longer about Him but about them and I believe us also.) This was a warning. Then of course we know the rest after praying the 2nd time He returns to them sleeping and He doesn’t even bother this time to say anything to them but goes back up to pray the 3rd time.

        So, that is always so moving when I know that God reveals something new to me from familiar scripture. When I seek to know, to understand, take time to look up words that I assume I know. That is when He shows me something a little deeper. I fall in love with our King, Creator, our Saviour a little more. So amazed by His love and patience for us.

        Sorry I have went on and on.

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  2. You and I do not share faith, I am guessing we would not vote alike, and I am sure we disagree on alot of things. But you know what? That’s OK!

    I love the fact that you write about your beliefs. I love the fact that you express your opinions – even the ones I do not agree with. Because you do it nicely. You dont judge, you do not attack anyone. I respect that.

    People disrespecting you on your blog? Nope, not OK! They are not worthy the time and energy it takes to read their stupid rants. Delete and block, baby! Delete and block!

    I’d fight a bear for you! OK, maybe not a Grizzly. Or a brown bear. Or a Panda. But maybe like a Care bear? Yea, I’d fight one of those soneabitches for ya!

    Keep expressing yourself! Rock on!

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    1. You always make me laugh 🙂 No, you and I don’t see the world from the same perspective, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy your fabulous travelogues, mouth-watering recipes, and side-splitting humor! It’s delightful to find someone you disagree with on some pretty basic things, but with whom you can still share the wonder of life.

      I’ve been thinking of your comment on my “Miscarriage” post, and I figure that young man of yours is truly a gift from heaven. You are blessed.

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