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The Bible is the only source of Divine Truth in the world today. Although it is both helpful and informative in many ways, the Bible often doesn't tell us everything we want to know but the Bible does tell us everything we need to know.

My role is to guide you through the Scriptures; to explain what this book says and in some cases what it does not say because this is just as important.

Ultimately, you have a decision to make concerning your salvation - no one can make it for you. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator God, has given everyone the ability to make choices - this is is called "Free Will." I pray you consider your choice wisely.

II Timothy 2:15

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

"Come out of Her My People." - Part III


Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
(II Timothy 2:15)

Revelation 18: 1-8

Part III

Follow up to: “Come out of Her My people…”

In the previous lessons, I mentioned that it was my opinion when the angel announced, “Come out of Her my people,” (this One World system of finance, government, and religion) which is a quote from Revelation 18, this heavenly being was speaking primarily to the nation of Israel.  

Now I intend as is my custom to take you to a few places in this book to show you where the Lord God refers to the Jews as “His people.”  You can do this yourself.  All you need is a good concordance. 

Please open your Bible at Exodus chapter 3.

Exodus 3

7: The LORD said, “I have surely seen the affliction of (who) My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings…”

Skip down to verse 10.

10:  “…Therefore, come now, and I will send you (Moses) to Pharaoh, so that you may bring (whose people) My people, (and here we have further clarification) the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.”

We have time for a couple more.  Please turn to the book of I Kings chapter 6.
This will take us to a time in Israel’s history after their nationality was established.

I Kings 6

13: (Once again this is the Creator God speaking) “I will dwell among the sons of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel.”

There can be no mistaking the meaning of these verses.  God’s meaning in these verses is crystal clear, and God always says what He mean and means what He says.

One more and then we move on.  Turn to the book of Ezekiel chapter 14.
This of course is a book of prophecy concerning the nation of Israel.

Ezekiel 14

11: …in order that the house of Israel may no longer stray from Me and no longer defile themselves with all their transgression.  Thus they (what’s the next word) will be My people, and I shall be their God,” ‘declares the Lord GOD.” 

The nation of Israel, are God’s chosen people.   You’ll find this common thread runs throughout Scripture and begins with a man named Abram.  (See Genesis 12) 
This event occurs approximately 400 years after Noah’s flood.

In this unilateral covenant between the LORD God and Abram, known as the Abrahamic Covenant (which is still in effect today), Abram is promised these things:
Starting with him, God would bring forth a great nation.
They would occupy their own land.
God would send them a King to govern them.

Because the book of Revelation is Jewish prophecy being fulfilled I have no problem in believing that God is once again dealing primarily with “His people” (the Israelites) who will be operating under the Law and all that applies. 

However, since the entire planet is going to come under God’s wrath, I do not believe it is wrong to include Gentiles in the angle’s command, “Come out of Her My people.”

Now I can picture some of you scratching your heads and saying, but you said…
I’ll explain in the next lesson.

(To be continued)

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