Deuteronomy 18:14 - 19
Similarly a blindness in the religious “experts” of today is preventing them from understanding the Signs of the Time pointing to JESUS CHRIST Second Coming. This we will discuss more fully in the Addendum section of this post.
The Birth Of John The Baptist.
When the fullness of time came for that prophecy of the First Advent to be fulfilled, about six months before the SON of GOD was to be born as a SON of man, a very definitive sign was given to all who lived in a hilly country area of Judea to pre-announce the coming (i.e. the birth) or time of arrival of The MESSIAH, The MESSENGER of The Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 26:27 – 28; Hebrew 8:7 – 8, 9:15, 12:24). This event surely must not have gone unnoticed by all the Jewish religious experts and authorities of those days, as the coming of the JUST ONE was a very much anticipated event by all the religious Jews living in those days. But just as those of today, these so called authorities and experts tend to (because they lusted to) strut around in their self–perceived superiority in faithfulness, love, zealousness and righteousness that they would discount as irrelevant anything (because it don't agree with their lies) other than what in their own thoughts and judgment, they considered to be valid (because it can be used, especially when twisted with spins added in, to advance themselves as whatever they wanted to advance themselves as).
'Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”'
Months before JESUS began HIS ministry; John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea proclaiming the fulfillment of a prophecy by the prophet Isaiah.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”
And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”
John 1:29 - 34
If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me.
But I have a greater witness than John’s; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father
“When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.”
Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”
John 7:47 - 49
A list of some of the signs of CHRIST ‘first’ coming
1. The advent or coming of another Prophet like Moses. Moses himself foretold this to the Israelite before he died. There had been numerous prophecies about CHRIST advent in the writings of Old Testament Scriptures which the Jewish scribes, religious scholars and experts were all well aware of. The prophecies of the Prophet Daniel revealed the timeline for the coming of The MESSIAH and placed it at precisely the time JESUS started HIS ministry.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make straight in the desert
A highway for our God.
“Behold, I send My messenger,
And he will prepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek,
Will suddenly come to His temple,
Even the Messenger of the covenant,
In whom you delight.
Behold, He is coming,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Give Us A Sign, Give Us A Sign
Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven.
He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed.
Matthew 16:2 – 4
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
Matthew 2:3 – 5
THE END OF THE WORLD HOW IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7.
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Last Updated: 2017 10 04