Strange Bible Commands

If you’re a man, and your brother’s wife becomes a widow, you must have sex with her. The widow has a right to spit in the brothers’s face if he refuses to have sex with her. Deuteronomy 25: 5-10

If your husband is being assaulted by another man, and you try to help him defend himself, and you happen to grab the testicles of the attacker, you must have your hand cut off. Deuteronomy 25:11-12

If you go to war and see a beautiful woman, you can take her against her will to be your wife. Deuteronomy 21:10-14

Chris Rosebrough Interviews Brian Powers – Fighting For The Faith – Pirate Christian Radio

Chris Rosebrough interviews Brian Powers on Fighting for The Faith on Pirate Christian Radio. Full interview here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhtyKfDoNcY

Rob Bell To Tour With Oprah Fall 2014

Rob Bell announced he’ll be touring with Oprah in the fall of 2014. His Facebook page announced…

I’m thrilled to let you know I’ll be going on tour with Oprah this fall. The Life You Want Weekend tour will travel to 8 cities starting in September. Tickets haven’t gone on sale to the general public yet so I thought I’d send you a code to get yours early.

The Life You Want Weekend? What about the life Jesus wants? More proof Rob Bell has left Christianity.

 

Why Charismatic Word of Faith People Can’t Be Against The Noah Movie

I love how so many charismatic Word of Faith types are ripping on the Noah movie for adding to the story, and mangling the Bible. These types have been mangling the Bible, adding to it, and making stuff up for over 50 years. Are they just jealous that the writers of Noah could be taking some of their market share?

If you’re a charismatic Word of Faither, you really need to examine your own theology, teachers, and prophets first. I type prophets with air quotes.

Your camp has spent around six decades creating truly epic additions to the Bible.  To rant against the Noah movie, as you remain in your heretical blasphemous movements is the height of hypocrisy, and the grandest display of being totally self unaware.

Responding To Alan Kurschner’s Critique Of Preterist Time Statements: Soon In Revelation

Alan Kürschner recently wrote a blog entry offering a critique of the Preterist interpretation concerning “soon”/”en tachei” in Revelation. I would like to respond to his points. You can read his full entry here.

A better option to the preterist interpretation is to understand the term “soon” (en tachei) in this context as possessing the sense of certainty, especially with its collocation with the term dei (“it is necessary”). I.e. these events are certain to happen, therefore take heed.

Even if we concede “en tachei”, there is still “because the time is near” in Rev 1:3. You can nuke the Preterist interpretation of en tachei all you want, you still have to deal with Rev 1:3.

Any reader can clearly see Jesus is trying to tell the initial readers that something was coming soon, near, at hand, etc.

He tries to turn soon, and near into a multi-generation exhortation to always be ready.

This parenesis functions to instill alertness in every generation of believers who read the book of Revelation. Since we do not know when he will return, we are always to be vigilant, lest we find ourselves unprepared for the things that will take place.

When Jesus wants us to always be ready, he has a habit of saying to always be ready and watch.

Matthew 24: 42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”

When Jesus means to convey something is near/soon, he says near/soon.When Jesus wants us to to keep watch because we don’t know what time he’ll come, then he clearly tells us to keep watch because we don’t know when he is coming.

Finally Kurschner attempts to muddy the time statements up by linking Romans 16:20 to the final coming to resurrect the dead, judge, and restore creation.

Incidentally, according to preterist interpretive standards, they must be consistent and conclude that the apostle Paul was a false prophet:

The God of peace will soon (en tachei) crush Satan under your feet.” (Rom 16:20)

Last time I checked that did not happen in Paul’s day; in fact after two thousand years, it still has not happened.

Paul’s prophecy will be fulfilled at Christ’s parousia when “he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death” (1 Cor 15:24–26).

Romans 16:20 says Satan will be crushed under their feet. 1 Cor 15 speaks of ALL His enemies being put under His feet.

Romans 16:20 is not about the final judgement/coming/etc. It’s clearly about something local to them. They were going through some sort of spiritual struggle, and God was going to grant them victory over it.

Who Are The 144,000 Of Revelation?: A Preterist Perspective

Ken Gentry offers an interpretation of the 144,000 in Revelation. Check it out here.

How Old Is Preterism?: The Second And Third Centuries Say Ken Gentry

Ken Gentry just did an entry showing that Preterism predates the 16th century. Preterist thought can be traced to the second and third centuries. Read more here.

What are the locusts of Revelation 9:1-12?

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Notes

Todays topic: What are the locusts of Revelation 9:1-12?

My interpretations are based off of Preterist presuppositions. I’m not going to spend time extensively laying that foundation before I get into explaining these verses from the Preterist perspective.

Here is some very brief foundation.

In a nutshell, many Preterists believe most of Revelation is a past local judgement on “the land” of Jerusalem. The Greek word ge, translated as Earth by most translations, is translated “the land” by Preterists. “The land” is a valid translation of the Greek word ge.

Here is the text of Revelation 9:1-12

9 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.

3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth.

9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle.

10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

12 One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.

Point 1 – The locusts come from the bottomless pit, and their leader is Abaddon/Apollyon. Verses 3,11

Point 2 – The bottomless pit is clearly the abode of demons.

Point 3 – The locusts are demons, and not real locusts, because
they are let out of the abode of demons.

Point 4 – The demon locusts were not given power to harm plants, trees, etc. Verse 4

Point 5 – The demon locusts were to torment, but not kill those  who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Verses 4-5

Point 6 – The demon locusts were given five months to torment. Verse 5

Point 7 – In Matthew 12, Jesus told them that Satan would return to attack their very generation with even wickeder spirits.

Matthew 12
43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”

Point 8 – Titus began the siege of Jerusalem in April AD70. The defenders held out for five months, but by the end of August the temple area was occupied. The holy house was burned down. A time period of five months. F.F. Bruce, New Testament History (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1969) 382

Point 9 – Josephus records the torment. Flavius Josephus Wars 5:10:2

The madness of the seditious did also increase together with their famine, and both those miseries were every day inflamed more and more; for there was no corn which any where appeared publicly, but the robbers came running into, and searched men’s private houses; and then, if they found any, they tormented them, because they had denied they had any; and if they found none, they tormented them worse, because they supposed they had more carefully concealed it.

Conclusion:
Jesus told of a more severe demonic attack upon their very generation in Matthew 12. Revelation 9 tells of an attack of demon locusts from the abyss to come soon/quickly/near/at hand to the original readers and hearers of Revelation 9. History records a tormenting attack/war/etc. upon that very generation in that very location.

Resources indicate: The millennium in Revelation 20 is not a literal 1000 years.

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Show notes

Thank you for listening to this presentation from Preterist Global Resources.

Today’s topic…
Resources indicate: The millennium in Revelation 20 is not a literal 1000 years.

I’m going to start with definitions.

There is a definition difference between

“a thousand”

and

“one thousand”.

This is not lawyer ball.
This is not sleight of hand.
This is not splitting hairs.
This is not finding what the definition of is is.

“a thousand” is not a definite number. It’s like saying I have a guzillion dollars. It’s like saying God owns the cattle on “a thousand” hills. We know he owns the cattle on the thousand first hill too.

“One thousand” is a definite solid number, meaning only 1000. Nothing higher. Nothing lower.

The Greek word used in Revelation 20, is a word that most resources indicate is “a thousand”, and not “one thousand”.

Revelation 20 uses the word chilioi.

chilias appears to be used for 1000, and a thousand.

chilioi appears to be used for “a thousand” only.

Revelation 20 uses chilioi.

I’m going to show some resources to back up my stance.

Let’s compare and contrast resources.

This first resource indicate chilias is 1000, and a and chilioi is a thousand.

http://www.myetymology.com/greek/chilias.html

http://www.myetymology.com/greek/chilioi.html

The next resource indicates a thousand and the number 1000 are options for chilias. It doesn’t indicate 1000 is an option for chilioi

http://biblehub.com/greek/5505.htm

http://biblehub.com/greek/5507.htm

The next resource also indicates a thousand and the number 1000 are options chilias. It doesn’t indicate 1000 is an option for chilioi.

http://biblehub.com/greek/5505.htm

http://biblehub.com/greek/5507.htm

This resource also indicates a thousand as the only option for chilioi.

http://gospelhall.org/bible/bible.php?search=THOUSAND&dict=vine&lang=english

I understand this video showing the findings of weighty resources will not settle the millennium debate once and for all. It should be significant that so many resources do not consider 1000 as an option for chillioi that appears in Revelation 20.

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Proof God isn’t speaking from the God’s time perspective in Rev 1:1-3 regarding near/soon/at hand.

Proof God isn’t speaking from the God’s time perspective in Rev 1:1-3 regarding near/soon/at hand.

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Notes (Probably has typos. Those who endure to the end will be saved.)

Thanks for listening to this presentation from Preterist Global Resources

Todays topic
Proof God isn’t speaking from the God’s time perspective in Rev 1:1-3 regarding near/soon/at hand.

Revelation 1 indicates a near to the original readers and hearers fulfillment.

Revelation 1
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.

Many people object to a near fulfillment to the original hearers. The objectors believe God is speaking through the divine perspective. The objectors cite 2 Peter 3:8-9 as proof.

8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us,[b] not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

They reason that in God’s perspective near, soon, at hand, etc, could mean 1000 or more years.
Thus Revelation could indeed be fulfilled 1000 or more years from its original hearers, even though words like near, soon, at hand, etc. are used.

Their reasoning is flawed. God uses the words of nearness, soon, at hand, etc. in the Bible to describe events that surely aren’t 1000 years or more in the future.

I’m going to give a few scriptures to prove that point.

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Zephaniah 1

Zephaniah’s years of prophecy, 626-612 BC (HCSB Study Bible Page 1555)

4 “I will stretch out My hand against Judah,
And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place,
The names of the idolatrous priests[b] with the pagan priests—

7 Be silent in the presence of the Lord God;
For the day of the Lord is at hand,
For the Lord has prepared a sacrifice;
He has invited[d] His guests.

14 The great day of the Lord is near;
It is near and hastens quickly.
The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter;
There the mighty men shall cry out.

Nebuchadnezzar attacks Judah/Jerusalem 605bc (HCSB Study Bible Page 1555, 543)

Fulfilled 2 Kings 24-25

Some may object to 2 Kings 24-25 being a fulfillment of Zephaniah 1 because of Zephaniah 1:3

3 “I will consume man and beast;
I will consume the birds of the heavens,
The fish of the sea,
And the stumbling blocks[a] along with the wicked.
I will cut off man from the face of the land,”
Says the Lord.

This sounds like no one is left standing.
It needs to be pointed out that this is hyperbole to describe vast destruction.
The very conservative HCSB Study Bible even makes this point on pages 1557.

Proof that it’s hyperbole, is the fact God says a remnant will remain.

Zephaniah 2:7

7 The coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah;
They shall feed their flocks there;
In the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening.
For the Lord their God will intervene for them,
And return their captives.

If all mankind was truly cleared of the land, that would mean the remnant too. This was clearly hyperbole.

So in Zephaniah 1, we see God using the words of nearness to describe a judgement that wasn’t 1000 or more years in the future. He doesn’t use the so called divine perspective when he uses the words of nearness.

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In a prophecy about Jesus in Numbers 24:17, God once again uses these time type words to communicate at the human level of understanding.

Numbers 24:1
17 “I see Him, but not now;
I behold Him, but not near;
A Star shall come out of Jacob;
A Scepter shall rise out of Israel,
And batter the brow of Moab,
And destroy all the sons of tumult.[b]

Jesus came a long, long time after these words were spoken. Thus God indicated to them, using words not from the divine perspective, but from the human perspective, to describe that Jesus was still far away from them. He said but not now, but not near.

He’s speaking to their perspective, not his. After all, if it was from his perspective, 1500ish years would only be a day and a half or so.

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Ezekiel 30 concerns prophesied destruction of Egypt. The day of the Lord’s judgement is described as near in verse three. Again, God isn’t speaking from the so called divine perspective where near can mean thousands of years.

Ezekiel

30 The word of the Lord came to me again, saying, 2 “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God:

“Wail, ‘Woe to the day!’
3 For the day is near,
Even the day of the Lord is near;
It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.
4 The sword shall come upon Egypt,
And great anguish shall be in Ethiopia,
When the slain fall in Egypt,
And they take away her wealth,
And her foundations are broken down.

In 587 BC Ezekiel tells of Egypt’s destruction. (HCSB Study Bible page 1350)
In 571 BC the Lord shows Ezekiel that Egypt will be given over to the Babylonians (HCSB Study Bible page 1551)
Nebuchadnezzar invades Egypt in 569 BC. (HCSB Study Bible page 1551)
Egypt fell to Babylon in 568 BC.

Again we see God using the words of nearness, and it certainly didn’t mean 1000 or more years.

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Finally, I want to show that futurists who believe in a future seven year tribulation, end up self destructing their entire prophetic system if they think the words of nearness can mean 1000 or more years.

Luke 21

20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.

Pre-trib, seven year tribulation futurists believe the confines of this verse is within a seven year tribulation. If near means 1000 or more years, their entire system collapses.

No pre-trib, seven year tribulation futurist believes that the great tribulation could be 1000 or more years.

As you can see, when God uses words of nearness in relation to prophecy, he’s not speaking from the divine perspective where 1 day equals a 1000 of our years.

He’s actually trying to convey the fact that something isn’t thousands of years off.

Those who say near means 1000 or more years, actually make the same mistake some made in Ezekiel 12.

21 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 22 “Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel, which says, ‘The days are prolonged, and every vision fails’? 23 Tell them therefore, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I will lay this proverb to rest, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.”’ But say to them, ‘“The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision. 24 For no more shall there be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.

25 For I am the Lord. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord God.’”

26 Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 27 “Son of man, look, the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’ 28 Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done,” says the Lord God.’”

They were proclaiming that their days were prolonged. Verse 22
They were proclaiming that the prophecy was for times far off. Verse 27.

God corrected them by saying, The days are at hand. Verse 24. and None of my words will be postponed any more. Verse 28.

Let’s not make the same mistake in regards to Revelation 1. We can’t turn near into far off. We can’t turn at hand into prolonged.

God rebuked it in Ezekiel.
He may possibly rebuke it now too.

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Seven reasons Revelation is about a past local judgement of Jerusalem.

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Notes

Welcome to this presentation from Preterist Global Resources.

Title: Seven reasons Revelation is about a past local judgement of Jerusalem.

Many ask Preterists why they think Revelation is about a past local judgement on Jerusalem. I’ll try to explain that. For me, the reasoning begins with what I find in the so called Olivet Discourse.

Before I get into a summary of the seven reasons, I want to briefly address the dating of the book of Revelation. Some people will automatically object to my seven reasons because they believe in a late date of authorship for the book of Revelation. They believe the book was written after AD 70, thus the book cannot be about the events of AD70.

I’m not going to get into the pedantic debate concerning the late date vs early dating for the book of Revelation. There are many well thought out academic arguments for an early date. If you want to study further, Internet search engines, Youtube videos, and even old fashioned books are a great place to look.

Without further verbal meandering, I will now present a summary of the seven reasons, and then a detailed explanation.

Summary

1 The temple Jesus pointed at and said would be destroyed, was destroyed in AD 70.

2. Jesus indicated an old testament style judgement upon their generation.

3. Jesus indicated a coming event that was local to Jerusalem, that would happen in their generation.

4. Revelation indicates it’s talking about an event near, soon, and at hand to the initial readers of Revelation.

5. The Greek word ge, many translate as Earth, can also be translated as land, meaning THE land. a local land. Israel was known as THE land.

6. Revelation talks of the judgement of a great city, and the great city is defined as Jerusalem.

7. In John, Jesus indicated worship would no longer be about Jerusalem and the temple. Revelation shows the coming of a new heavenly temple that was opened, and the trampling of the old Jerusalem.

Explained

1 The temple Jesus pointed at and said would be destroyed, was destroyed in AD 70.

Matthew 24
24 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

Mark 13
13 Then as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!”

2 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

Luke 21
5 Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, 6 “These things which you see—the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.”

2. Jesus indicated an old testament style judgement upon their generation.

Matthew 23:13-36

13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. 14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.[c]

15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

16 “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.’ 17 Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies[d] the gold? 18 And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.’ 19 Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20 Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it. 21 He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells[e] in it. 22 And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it.

23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. 24 Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!

25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence.[f] 26 Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.

27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’

31 “Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. 33 Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? 34 Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.

These woes match the same woe pattern we see in the Old Testament when God came in judgement.

Isaiah 5:8-22

8 Woe to those who join house to house;
They add field to field,
Till there is no place
Where they may dwell alone in the midst of the land!
9 In my hearing the Lord of hosts said,
“Truly, many houses shall be desolate,
Great and beautiful ones, without inhabitant.
10 For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath,
And a homer of seed shall yield one ephah.”

11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning,
That they may follow intoxicating drink;
Who continue until night, till wine inflames them!
12 The harp and the strings,
The tambourine and flute,
And wine are in their feasts;
But they do not regard the work of the Lord,
Nor consider the operation of His hands.

13 Therefore my people have gone into captivity,
Because they have no knowledge;
Their honorable men are famished,
And their multitude dried up with thirst.
14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged itself
And opened its mouth beyond measure;
Their glory and their multitude and their pomp,
And he who is jubilant, shall descend into it.
15 People shall be brought down,
Each man shall be humbled,
And the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled.
16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment,
And God who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness.
17 Then the lambs shall feed in their pasture,
And in the waste places of the fat ones strangers shall eat.

18 Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity,
And sin as if with a cart rope;
19 That say, “Let Him make speed and hasten His work,
That we may see it;
And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come,
That we may know it.”

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!

22 Woe to men mighty at drinking wine,
Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink,

3. Jesus indicated a coming event that was local to Jerusalem, that would happen in their generation.

Matthew 24
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’[c] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

Matthew 24
34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

Mark 13
14 “So when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’[d] spoken of by Daniel the prophet,[e] standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

Mark 13
30 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

Luke21
20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. 22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Luke 21
32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.

4. Revelation indicates it’s talking about an event near, soon, and at hand to the initial readers of Revelation.

Revelation 1
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.

5. The Greek word ge, many translate as Earth, can also be translated as land, meaning THE land. a local land. Israel was known as THE land.

Revelation 1
7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

6. Revelation talks of the judgement of a great city, and the great city is defined as Jerusalem.

Revelation 18
10 standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’

Revelation 11
8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our[c] Lord was crucified.

Luke 13
32 And He said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.’ 33 Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem.

7. In John, Jesus indicated worship would no longer be about Jerusalem and the temple. Revelation shows the coming of a new heavenly temple that was opened, and the trampling of the old Jerusalem.

John 4
21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Rev 11
11 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood,[a] saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

13 In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.

19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant[h] was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.

So much points to Revelation being about a past local judgement on Jerusalem. The very temple Jesus said would be taken down was taken down in AD70. Jesus told of an old testament style judgement to come upon that generation.

The event Jesus discussed was clearly a local event. Revelation clearly says events in the book were near, soon, and at hand to the original readers. Ge, can be translated as land. Revelation talks of the judgement of a great city which is defined as Jerusalem. Jesus said worship would no longer be about the temple and Jerusalem, and in Revelation we see Jerusalem trampled, and the temple in heaven opened up.

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Joseph Prince Stands On Shoulders Of Unholy Laughter Guru

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Popular TV preacher claims he stands on the shoulders of a popular unholy laughter guru. That man is Kenneth Hagin. Watch below.

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The wormwood star of Revelation 8:10-11. What is it? Who is it?

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Notes below……..

Welcome to this presentation from Preterist Global Resources.

Today’s presentation is titled

The wormwood star of Revelation 8:10-11. What is it? Who is it?

I offer all of this as food for thought, and not as something definitive or dogmatic.

Rev 8

10 Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.

I’m using the book Back To The Future by Ralph E. Bass Jr. as a resource for ideas.

In scripture stars can refer to great people, rulers, and nations.

In prophecy, Jesus is referred to as a star.

Numbers 24:17
17 “I see Him, but not now;
I behold Him, but not near;
A Star shall come out of Jacob;
A Scepter shall rise out of Israel,
And batter the brow of Moab,
And destroy all the sons of tumult.[b]

The king of Babylon is pictured as a falling star.

Isaiah 14

Shows that this is addressed to the king of Babylon.

3 It shall come to pass in the day the Lord gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve, 4 that you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say:

14:12
12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
O Day Star, son of Dawn!
How you are cut down to the ground,
you who laid the nations low!

Fighting kings are referred to as stars in Judges 5:19-21

19 “The kings came, they fought;
then fought the kings of Canaan,
at Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo;
they got no spoils of silver.
20 From heaven the stars fought,
from their courses they fought against Sisera.
21 The torrent Kishon swept them away,
the ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon.
March on, my soul, with might!

Defeated nations are refereed to as stars thrown down.

Daniel 8
8 Then the goat became exceedingly great, but when he was strong, the great horn was broken, and instead of it there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.

9 Out of one of them came a little horn, which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land. 10 It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some[a] of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them.

What does wormwood mean? Can we find a meaning by looking at other scripture?

Wormwood is associated with poisoned water, and a judged and scattered nation.

Jeremiah 9
13 And the Lord said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, nor walked according to it, 14 but they have walked according to the dictates of their own hearts and after the Baals, which their fathers taught them,” 15 therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. 16 I will scatter them also among the Gentiles, whom neither they nor their fathers have known. And I will send a sword after them until I have consumed them.”

Jeremiah 23:15

15 “Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets:

‘Behold, I will feed them with wormwood,
And make them drink the water of gall;
For from the prophets of Jerusalem
Profaneness has gone out into all the land.’”

Stopping up wells and water supplies was a common tactic in war at the time. We can even see this in scripture with king Hezekiah.

2 Chron 32
2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come, and that his purpose was to make war against Jerusalem, 3 he consulted with his leaders and commanders[a] to stop the water from the springs which were outside the city; and they helped him. 4 Thus many people gathered together who stopped all the springs and the brook that ran through the land, saying, “Why should the kings[b] of Assyria come and find much water?”

There were commands to stop up wells when delivering over the Moabites.

2 Kings 3:18-20

18 And this is a simple matter in the sight of the Lord; He will also deliver the Moabites into your hand. 19 Also you shall attack every fortified city and every choice city, and shall cut down every good tree, and stop up every spring of water, and ruin every good piece of land with stones.”

So we’ve read all of this information about falling stars, poisoned water, and stopped up wells. How does it relate to Revelation 8:10-11?

Falling stars can be great rulers and nations. Wormwood is associated with poisoned water, and a judged and scattered nation in scripture. A common war tactic was to stop up wells and destroy the water supply.

A major Preterist perspective is that Revelation concerns the judgement of Jerusalem. The falling star is that great city. The poisoned wormwood waters are the result of God’s judgement on that city. The poisoned waters and stopped up wells were more than likely done by the Roman armies as a war tactic to bring Jerusalem to their knees.

I offer all of this as food for thought. As my tagline says on PreteristGlobal.com, this is about my journey in Preterism. I’m more than open to other Preterist interpretations of this scripture.

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Pre-trib Futurist Loco-local Warning To The Jews Matthew 24:15

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