September 29, 2020 at 7:44 pm #37682MyWhiteStoneModerator
This is fantastic! What a teaching! Great focus by Dr Woods. Wouldn’t you agree?
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It was posted by regina as https://www.raptureintheairnow.com/topic/israel-olivet-discourse-matt-2337-39-24-25/
September 29, 2020 at 8:52 pm #37688AmyParticipant
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September 29, 2020 at 10:15 pm #37690
There were always two people groups the Lord has dealt with.
Jews/Gentiles, believers/non-believers, lovers of God/lovers of evil, the Bride of Christ/ wedding guests!
Both Jew and Gentile alike who accepted Christ in this dispensation will be bride to the Bridegroom Christ!
So when we are told at midnight a cry was made, the Bridegroom cometh. We know exactly that He is speaking of the Church! Here I believe He is speaking to both the Church as well as to Israel!
After the cry was made, some time passes before He gathers His bride. So too, when Christ returns at second coming, it will not be as a Bridegroom, as that has already happened. Yet he makes it clear to Israel that the bridegroom is and was the same messiah. The cry at midnight could be when Israel recognizes they accepted the AC as messiah! Then their flight ensues. As in the parable, at the second coming, those that have not accepted Christ will again be left alone!
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September 29, 2020 at 11:38 pm #37698MyWhiteStoneModerator
My spirit was set a lot more at ease listening to this proposal. I don’t think I ever considered the proposal before that all of Matthew 25 and all of Matthew 24 both, have nothing to do with any of the Church. Different teachers have parsed parts of chapter 24 into “pre-trib” and other parts into post-trib events. Chapter 25 for the last four years or so I have readily thought of as occurring after Jesus’ return. It makes so much sense tonight that it’s all in the same time frame.
Decades old tensions in my thinking about end-time events are suddenly freed up with this proposal. So I’ll be a Berean digging into the proposition with new eyes for a while, yet hopes found at the tail end of a verse comes to mind: “…you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” That’s a small stretch of that John 8 context, but regardless, I like the freedom idea.
Lord, lead me into all truth, thank you for fresh viewpoints, and keep me from error.
September 30, 2020 at 1:15 am #37700reginaParticipant
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I hope these will be helpful to shed more light on Matt 24-25
Pastor Woods on who is taken and who is left – Matthew 24:36-41
the parable of the ten virgins – Matthew 25:1-13
Matthew 25:31 – about the coming of the Lord to set up God’s kingdom on earth
September 30, 2020 at 1:51 am #37703reginaParticipant
Pastor Wood’s explanation of Matthew 24-25 has cleared up a lot of uncertainty I used to have about who is taken and left, and about the 10 virgins. it always was strange to me, hearing the teaching that a bridegroom would reject his bride at the last minute before going into the wedding. a bride shouldn’t be in fear till the wedding day of rejection. does she have enough oil or not, is she good enough or not.
Jesus doesn’t reject the bride, He does not forsake part of the church before the wedding feast. The status of who is the bride is settled before the wedding or feast happen. The rapture reveals who is bride and who isn’t. That isn’t the “bride” waiting for the bridegroom in the parable of the 10 virgins. its those who were asked as guests to the wedding supper to be ready to enter the dinner celebration when the groom is ready for the dinner to begin. some guests are ready (the five wise), and five are not ready (the five foolish). only the wise are welcomed in. think of the sheep and goats. only sheep enter the kingdom. please if you have time or speed it up as MyWhiteStone suggested, have a listen about the 10 virgins.
see in Revelation 19. notice the sequence of events. the 5 wise virgins that get to go into the marriage supper are among the blessed that are called in 19:9. the bride is not called to her own marriage supper, it is in her honor and in honor of the groom. they are not invited, its all about them. guests are invited. the marriage has happened in heaven, there is 7 years for the bride and groom to be together (Daniel’s 70th week) and then Christ returns to earth with the church (His bride) and the wedding supper is on earth. Some who survive the tribulation on earth get to enter the kingdom, others do not. Jesus sorts them out, but the bride has already become His wife. She is not rejected.
19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
September 30, 2020 at 10:23 am #37713JesusGirlParticipant
I really appreciate Dr. Andy Woods teaching on Matthew 24 and 25! I listened to it on Sunday evening and I am happy to see that my fellow Ritan‘s can relate to it too. I was floored and I am currently listening to his teaching of Genesis as well! Powerful and packed with faith building truth and historical facts plus fresh revelations! Much better to listen to him and learn than to listen to the evil drum beat of the world. One thing though that went through my mind: How is the average Christian to understand all this? I believe we have so much arguing and confusion going on, because Christians listen to the teaching of religious traditions rather than to Holy Spirit inspired teachings! And what about those that don’t have access to solid teaching? I pray that ALL are coming to an understanding of the truth and that this horrible arguing stops!!! Maranatha 🙌🏻🕊🙏🏼
October 3, 2020 at 1:14 pm #37851DonnaModerator
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