3ABN Sabbath School Panel

The Bible and Prophecy

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

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Series Code: SSP

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00:01 On this edition of 3ABN Sabbath School Panel,
00:03 we continue our study of How to Interpret Scripture.
00:06 This week is lesson number 11, "The Bible and Prophecy."
00:11 Want to encourage you to grab your Bible,
00:13 your pen, your paper, and your notebook,
00:15 as well as your Sabbath School quarterly
00:18 to join us for this study.
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00:34 Join us for this study of the Word of God.
01:12 Hello and welcome to Sabbath School Panel.
01:15 I'm Jill Morikone.
01:16 And we're so glad that you have joined us
01:18 for a study of the Word of God.
01:21 I can't believe we're winding down
01:23 in this quarter how to interpret scripture
01:25 and we're all the way to lesson number 11,
01:29 The Bible and Prophecy.
01:30 Before we go any further,
01:32 I want to introduce to you our panel, our family
01:34 that we've been walking
01:36 through this quarter together with.
01:37 To my left, Pastor Ryan Day. Good to have you here.
01:39 Well, it's good to be here as always.
01:41 Amen.
01:42 To your left, Pastor John Lomacang.
01:44 Thank you for being here. You're welcome.
01:45 And I like the fact that we're gonna be talking
01:46 about prophecy in this lesson, How to Interpret Prophecy.
01:50 Amen.
01:52 To your left, Pastor John Dinzey.
01:54 Thank you for being here.
01:55 It's a blessing to be here
01:57 and I'm looking forward to this study.
01:58 It's powerful. Amen.
02:00 Last but not least, Pastor Kenny Shelton
02:03 anchoring at the other end.
02:05 Thank you for being here. It's just a blessing.
02:07 Praise the Lord for the opportunity.
02:08 Amen.
02:10 And we're so glad that you have joined us
02:11 as well for this study of the Word of God.
02:14 Before we go any further,
02:16 we want to go to the Lord in prayer.
02:17 And Pastor Kenny, would you pray for us?
02:19 Absolutely.
02:21 Our kind, gracious, Heavenly Father,
02:23 we thank You for the privilege of prayer today,
02:24 we come before Thee
02:26 because we sense our need of a Savior.
02:28 We sense our need of power of the Holy Spirit.
02:30 Lord, we have nothing within ourself
02:31 in which to give.
02:33 We rely totally upon Thee.
02:34 So we invite the Holy Spirit to consume
02:36 each and every one of us here,
02:38 those who are in front and those who are behind
02:40 every piece of equipment,
02:41 everything would be to Your honor and glory today.
02:44 May we pray to help our minds to be clear, sharp,
02:47 focused upon heaven.
02:49 And may the things of earth grow strangely dim
02:51 as we sit at Your feet today.
02:53 Thank You for this lesson.
02:54 Thank You for all the individuals
02:56 that are watching or listen, may it be a blessing.
02:58 We thank you again, Lord, take control in Jesus' name.
03:01 Amen. Amen.
03:03 It's been a wonderful study this entire quarter.
03:06 This quarter we have established
03:07 the inspiration of the Word of God.
03:09 Would you say that's accurate?
03:10 We've established the inspiration
03:12 of the prophetic Word,
03:14 the authority of the Bible over tradition, or experience,
03:19 or culture, or reason.
03:20 Sola Scriptura,
03:22 the Bible and the Bible alone as our authority of faith,
03:27 the doctrine and practice.
03:29 We've talked about the inherent power
03:31 in the Word of God,
03:33 and how the Word of God is living and life changing,
03:37 and the authority of the Bible over even other sources.
03:41 This week, we talk about the Bible and prophecy.
03:46 I want to start with the purpose of prophecy.
03:48 Bible prophecy is crucial to our identity.
03:52 And our mission is Seventh-day Adventist Christians.
03:56 Prophecy builds faith.
03:58 We've talked about this before.
03:59 Prophecy builds faith
04:01 in the authority of the Word of God.
04:04 Prophecy provides an internal and external mechanism
04:08 to confirm the accuracy of the Word of God.
04:11 Let's look at John 14. This is Jesus speaking.
04:15 This passage here shortly before His death.
04:17 John 14:29,
04:20 "Jesus says, 'And now I have told you
04:22 before it comes, that when it does come to pass,
04:26 you may believe."
04:28 Prophecy provides us internal and external mechanism
04:31 to confirm the accuracy of the Word of God.
04:34 When it happens, when it comes to pass,
04:36 we may believe.
04:38 Now there's different methods for interpreting prophecy.
04:42 There's the preterist method focusing more on the past.
04:47 There is a futurist method focusing on the future
04:50 or future fulfillment of prophecies.
04:53 The idealist method
04:54 which focuses on the ideas conveyed within that.
04:58 The historicist's method talks about events and prophecy
05:02 as being progressive.
05:04 We see a continuous fulfillment of history
05:07 starting in the past
05:08 and ending with God's eternal kingdom.
05:12 In other words,
05:13 many of the prophecies in the Bible
05:15 follow an unbroken linear flow of history
05:19 from past to present to future.
05:23 This was the method that the reformers followed.
05:25 And this is the method that we believe
05:27 as Seventh-day Adventist Christians.
05:30 Our memory text is Romans 8, Romans, why did I say Romans?
05:35 Daniel 8:14.
05:37 Daniel 8:14, which is,
05:41 you could say one of the backbone scriptures
05:43 of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
05:46 "And he said unto me,
05:48 'Unto two thousand and three hundred days,
05:51 then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.'"
05:54 On Sunday we look at historicism and prophecy.
05:58 We look at the historical method
06:00 of interpreting prophecy as seen in the Book of Daniel.
06:03 We look at this principle of repeat and enlarge.
06:07 We're gonna look specifically at three different prophecies
06:11 of world kingdoms,
06:13 world empires that took place from Daniel's time in Babylon
06:16 all the way down to the Second Coming of Jesus.
06:20 This is Daniel 2, Daniel 7 and Daniel 8.
06:25 So turn with me to Daniel 2,
06:27 we're going to spend our time there in Daniel 2,
06:29 Daniel 7 and Daniel 8.
06:31 We'll look at this comparison as it were,
06:34 and this repeat and enlarge
06:36 principle of the kingdoms conveyed there.
06:39 Last quarter we discussed in, so if you watch last quarter,
06:42 this will be a bit of a reminder,
06:45 review and repeat and enlarge for you as well.
06:47 So Daniel 2, of course, remember,
06:49 Nebuchadnezzar had this dream,
06:51 and he couldn't remember his dream.
06:53 He called his magicians, and astrologers, and wise men,
06:56 and they couldn't tell him the dream
06:58 and they could not interpret the dream.
07:00 Then Daniel prayed to God
07:02 and God revealed the dream in a night vision.
07:06 And then Daniel went before the king.
07:09 And Daniel said,
07:10 "This is the dream and its interpretation."
07:13 So let's look at Daniel 2, we're in verses 36 through 38.
07:19 He is interpreting the dream.
07:20 He says, "This is the dream."
07:22 Now we would tell the interpretation of it
07:24 before the king.
07:25 This is Daniel 2:37 now.
07:27 "You, O king, are a king of kings.
07:29 For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power,
07:33 strength, and glory,
07:35 and wherever the children of men dwell,
07:37 or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven,
07:39 He has given them into your hand,
07:41 and has made you ruler over them all,
07:44 you are this head of gold."
07:46 The head of gold in the image
07:48 represented by the kingdom of Babylon.
07:51 Of course, at that time
07:52 Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon.
07:55 Next we have the chest and arms of silver,
07:57 represented by Medo-Persia.
08:01 Now the text doesn't specifically say
08:02 Medo-Persia here,
08:04 but we can tell that through study,
08:05 through prophecy, through history,
08:07 and clearly it talks about it
08:09 in subsequent chapters of Daniel.
08:12 Daniel 2:39,
08:14 "After you shall arise
08:15 another kingdom inferior to you."
08:17 And we know that in Daniel Chapter 5,
08:20 that Babylon fell to the Medes and the Persians in one night.
08:25 The next half of that verse, this is,
08:27 "Then another, a third kingdom of bronze,
08:29 which shall rule over all the earth."
08:32 This is, we call it the belly and thighs of bronze
08:34 representing the kingdom of Greece.
08:37 Then the legs of iron, verse 40,
08:39 " And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron,
08:41 inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces
08:43 and shatters everything,
08:45 and like iron that crushes,
08:46 that kingdom will break in pieces
08:48 and crush all the others."
08:49 This is the kingdom of Rome,
08:51 pagan Rome that came on the scene
08:53 next as the fourth kingdom.
08:55 Then we have the feet
08:56 partly of iron and partly of clay.
09:01 The Roman Emperor Constantine
09:03 divided the empire into western and eastern parts,
09:05 that's probably about AD 326.
09:08 The western part fell to the barbarians
09:10 and was divided into a number of European countries
09:12 which varied in strength.
09:14 The eastern part of the Roman Empire
09:17 continued as the Byzantine Empire
09:18 which was conquered by the Muslims in AD 1453.
09:23 We see this kingdom of iron and of clay,
09:26 we see some continuation of the iron
09:28 into this kingdom of the feet,
09:30 which we'll discuss further as a little horn power
09:33 coming later in Daniel 7 and Daniel Chapter 8.
09:35 Then we see this great stone that is cut out without hands,
09:40 representing the Second Coming of Jesus
09:42 and that eternal kingdom that will come
09:44 and that will set up
09:46 and no other kingdom will destroy that.
09:48 Turn to me to Daniel 7,
09:49 we look at this image again of the beasts,
09:53 instead of the image,
09:55 now we see four beasts come up.
09:58 We'll go through this quickly.
09:59 The first beast is synonymous
10:01 with the head of gold in Nebuchadnezzar's vision
10:06 in Daniel Chapter 2.
10:07 We're in Daniel 7:2-4.
10:10 "Daniel spoke, saying, 'I saw in my vision by night,
10:13 and behold, the four winds of heaven
10:15 were stirring up the Great Sea.
10:17 And four great beasts came up from the sea,
10:19 each different from the other.
10:21 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings.
10:23 I watched till its wings were plucked off,
10:25 and it was lifted up from the earth
10:27 and made to stand on two feet like a man,
10:29 and a man's heart was given to it.
10:32 Babylon, of course, is represented by gold,
10:34 which is the finest metal.
10:36 Here the kingdom of Babylon
10:38 is represented by the most noble animal
10:41 and bird,
10:42 the lion and the eagle.
10:45 Let's read verse 5, we see the next kingdom.
10:47 And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear.
10:50 It was raised up on one side,
10:51 and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth.
10:54 And they said thus to it: 'Arise, devour much flesh!'
10:59 " It's raised up on one side reflecting the unequal power
11:03 between the older Median Empire
11:05 and the younger but stronger Persian side
11:07 of the Medo-Persian Empire.
11:10 The three ribs represents the bear's victims,
11:13 you could say,
11:15 the countries that Medo-Persia had attacked and conquered,
11:18 Lydia, Babylon and Egypt.
11:20 Then we see the next beast which is the leopard.
11:23 Verse 6, "After this I looked, and there was another,
11:25 like a leopard, which had on its back
11:27 four wings of a bird.
11:29 The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it."
11:33 The wings show the swiftness
11:35 with which Alexander the Great conquered the world.
11:38 This is none other than the kingdom of Greece.
11:41 The four wings of the bird in the forehead
11:43 symbolize the four ways
11:44 that after Alexander's untimely death,
11:46 he was just about 33 or almost 33 when he died.
11:50 It was divided between his four generals.
11:53 Then we look at the great and terrible beast
11:55 having iron teeth and 10 horns.
11:58 That's in verse 7.
11:59 "After this I saw in the night visions,
12:01 and behold, a fourth beast,
12:02 dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong.
12:06 It had huge iron teeth,
12:07 it was devouring, breaking in pieces,
12:09 trampling the residue with its feet.
12:11 It was different
12:12 from all the beasts that were before it,
12:14 and it had ten horns."
12:16 Iron teeth, signifying the iron legs
12:19 of the image of Daniel Chapter 4.
12:21 This is pagan Rome,
12:23 10 horn similar to the beast of Revelation 13,
12:26 and the beast in Daniel Chapter 8.
12:29 Then we see the little horn power
12:30 come up in the next verse, verse 8,
12:32 "I was considering the horns,
12:34 and there was another horn,
12:35 a little one, coming up among them,
12:37 before whom three of the first horns
12:39 were plucked out by the roots.
12:41 And there, in this horn,
12:42 were eyes like the eyes of a man,
12:44 and a mouth speaking pompous words."
12:46 This is the next power papal Rome,
12:49 that we see come on the scene
12:51 that speaks pompous words against the Most High
12:54 that persecutes the saints of the Most High
12:56 that intends to change times and law.
13:00 Now we don't have time to read all of Daniel Chapter 8,
13:03 but it does not begin with the kingdom of Babylon.
13:06 We see that instead the first beast that comes
13:09 would be the kingdom of Medo-Persia.
13:12 This is toward the end of the kingdom of Babylon.
13:15 So Daniel omits that
13:16 or the vision that God gave Daniel omitted that
13:19 and started with Medo-Persia.
13:21 That is the ram with two horns,
13:23 once again representing that unequal power
13:25 that with Media and Persia.
13:28 Then we see, of course,
13:29 the he-goat who comes with a notable horn,
13:32 which is Alexander the Great.
13:34 And we see later
13:35 that that is divided into the four kingdoms,
13:38 again, like the four generals.
13:41 Then we see in Daniel 8:9,
13:43 the little horn coming again
13:45 and it grows this time horizontally
13:47 representing pagan Rome.
13:49 Then in verse 10, it begins to grow vertically,
13:53 representing papal Rome,
13:56 casting down the hosts and stars of heaven,
13:59 attacking and persecuting God's people,
14:02 wanting to be as like the Most High
14:04 and attacking the heavenly sanctuary.
14:08 The image of Daniel 2 and the visions of Daniel 7
14:10 and Daniel 8
14:12 provide the basis
14:13 for the Protestant historicist interpretation of prophecy,
14:16 which Seventh-day Adventist Christians
14:18 still uphold today.
14:19 Amen. Amen.
14:21 Praise the Lord.
14:22 That was a lot of material to cover.
14:24 You tend to get those lessons
14:25 is all this material all packed in one,
14:27 but that was a great, great way of explaining it.
14:30 I have Monday's lesson which is entitled
14:32 "The Year-Day Principle."
14:34 And, you know,
14:36 as I was studying through this lesson,
14:38 you know, I love Bible prophecy,
14:40 and people don't realize
14:42 just how important this particular principle really is.
14:44 And you touched
14:45 on the multiple different schools of thought
14:49 or interpretation of Bible prophecy.
14:51 And I find it amazing that, you know,
14:54 you have the major three, you mentioned four,
14:55 but there's really three major schools of thought
14:58 which is the preterist
15:00 interpretation of Bible prophecy,
15:01 of course, the historicist interpretation,
15:04 of course, the futurism or futurist interpretation,
15:07 but it's interesting that in all of those but one,
15:11 there's no need for a year-day principle
15:13 or the application
15:14 of the year-day prophetic timing.
15:17 And so we're going to talk about this year-day principle
15:19 and we're going to talk about the validity.
15:21 First we're going to show some,
15:22 we're going to verify it in Scripture
15:24 and show exactly some examples
15:27 throughout the scriptures of this principle being used.
15:30 And then we're gonna talk about, you know,
15:32 how and in what situation
15:34 do we justify using this particular principle?
15:36 So I'm actually going to ask
15:38 you guys to help me out with this.
15:39 I need someone to take Numbers 14:34.
15:41 Brother Kenny,
15:42 why don't you take Numbers 14:34?
15:45 Brother John Dinzey, why don't you take Ezekiel 4:6?
15:48 Pastor, why don't you take Genesis 29:27?
15:54 And then Jill, we're gonna go into Luke 13:31 and 32.
15:59 So we're gonna start with Numbers 14:34,
16:02 probably the two primary text
16:04 that we often use to prove
16:06 or establish this year-day principle
16:08 for prophetic timing
16:10 and Ezekiel 4:6.
16:13 So we're gonna start with those first.
16:14 Brother Kenny, what does that say there?
16:15 It says here, verse 34,
16:17 "After the number of the days
16:19 in which he searched the land, even 40 days,
16:22 each day for a year
16:24 shall you bear your iniquities."
16:26 Okay, so basically this, in this particular instance,
16:30 the children of Israel out in the middle of the desert
16:32 in the wilderness, and they've been whining,
16:34 they've been complaining, they've been disobeying God.
16:36 And so, God declares a judgment up on everyone
16:40 from 20 years old,
16:42 up with the exception of a couple people.
16:44 Basically, God says, look, everyone, you know,
16:47 younger than 20 years old, they'll see the Promised Land,
16:49 but for every day that this has happened,
16:52 I'm gonna give you a year.
16:53 In other words,
16:54 40 years they wandered in the wilderness,
16:56 and anyone 20 years old or up
16:58 did not get to go into the Promised Land.
16:59 This year-day principle,
17:01 this is the prophetic timing established here
17:04 in this particular instance.
17:05 Let's go to Ezekiel 4:6, continue on that same note.
17:09 "And when you have completed them,
17:11 lie again on your right side,
17:13 then you shall bear
17:14 the iniquity of the house of Judah 40 days.
17:17 I have laid on you a day for each year."
17:20 So there you go again.
17:21 So right here in this particular instance,
17:23 God is speaking to Ezekiel
17:24 and He's basically condemning the children of Israel
17:28 because of all of the apostasy.
17:29 They were in this incredible state of apostasy
17:32 when the Lord had drawn the line and said that's it.
17:35 And he makes Ezekiel lay on his right side.
17:39 And, of course, he establishes this 40 day time period,
17:42 but he says it's not going to be 40 days,
17:44 it's going to be 40 years.
17:46 And so, this day for a year principle
17:48 is established right here, you see that in Scripture.
17:50 Also, there are other ways
17:52 that we see this in the Scripture,
17:53 and I want to give a couple of examples of that.
17:56 Pastor, Genesis 29:27.
17:59 "Speaking of Laban and his request.
18:02 Right.
18:03 " Fulfill her week,
18:05 and we will give you this one also
18:08 for the service
18:09 which you will serve with me still another seven years."
18:14 Okay, so put this in context, Genesis 29, Jacob,
18:17 obviously came to get,
18:19 you know, to be with his bride, Rachel.
18:21 And so, for seven years,
18:23 he thinks he's working for Uncle Laban,
18:26 so that he can have Rachel as a bride.
18:27 And on his wedding day,
18:29 he finds out that he didn't marry Rachel.
18:30 He actually married the older sister, Leah.
18:33 And, of course, he goes back mad
18:35 at Uncle Laban and says, "Hey, what's going on here?
18:37 I wanted Rachel."
18:38 He says, "Look, I can't give you
18:39 the younger daughter before the older,
18:41 so I tell you what?
18:42 We'll work something out, work for me,
18:43 notice, he says, fulfill her week."
18:45 How many days are in a week? Seven.
18:47 There are seven days in a week.
18:48 So he says, "Fulfill her week
18:50 and then you can have Rachel also."
18:53 And so, it says there at the end of that verse.
18:55 He served me and still another seven years,
18:58 that year-day principle
19:00 is applied also in this particular text.
19:02 Again, we're just trying to establish
19:03 the validity of this
19:05 because I doing evangelistic series
19:07 and in talking and conversing
19:08 and doing Bible studies with people,
19:09 I run into all kinds of people to say, Oh,
19:11 this year-day principle is not really,
19:13 it's not really that big of a deal.
19:14 We don't need it, you know,
19:16 and because this year-day principle
19:17 is not applied appropriately and responsibly.
19:20 When we get to these prophetic books
19:22 like Daniel and Revelation,
19:24 we deal with a lot of time prophecies.
19:26 So what do you do with those time prophecies?
19:28 In misrepresenting
19:29 or misunderstanding these time prophecies
19:31 and not applying the year-day principle,
19:33 you have a completely different interpretation
19:36 of Bible prophecy.
19:37 In fact, you have
19:39 quite a large misinterpretation of Bible prophecy
19:42 when you do that.
19:43 And, of course, Jill, we also want to show
19:45 a New Testament example of this.
19:47 Jesus Himself used the year-day principle
19:51 in describing His own ministry.
19:52 So what does that say there, Luke 13:31 and 32?
19:57 "On that very day some Pharisees came,
19:58 saying to Him,
20:00 'Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.'
20:03 And He said to them, 'Go, tell that fox,
20:05 behold, I cast out demons
20:07 and perform cures today and tomorrow,
20:09 and the third day I shall be perfected.'"
20:12 So this is quite interesting.
20:13 Jesus responds to the critics, you know, they've told him,
20:15 You better get out of here up to this point.
20:17 And it's just what probably have been
20:19 within the first six months of Jesus' ministry.
20:23 This is early on in His ministry,
20:25 and He's been out there,
20:26 you know, healing people
20:27 and performing all of these miracles
20:29 and the signs and these wonders,
20:30 and He's stirred up the community,
20:32 and it's gotten back to Herod.
20:34 And Herod doesn't like what's happening.
20:35 So again, a threat is made, you better get out of here
20:38 because Herod's coming after You.
20:39 He said, "You tell that fox,
20:41 that I cast out demons and perform cures,"
20:43 notice six months relatively into His ministry,
20:46 "today, tomorrow,
20:47 and the third day I should be perfected."
20:49 Did Jesus continue His ministry three more days
20:51 or three more years?
20:53 So we see that Jesus applies the year-day principle
20:56 even to His own ministry.
20:58 So I believe that very clearly in Scripture
21:00 we see this verified.
21:02 Now the question I want to ask
21:03 is how and in what situation
21:05 do we justify using this year-day principle.
21:08 And I want to read some text here very quickly.
21:10 I'm not going to go in depth,
21:11 but I just want to mention them.
21:13 We're speaking of text using prophetic timing
21:15 such as Daniel 7:25,
21:18 which toward the end of that particular verse,
21:20 it says, "Then the saints shall be given to his hand
21:22 for a time and times and a half a time."
21:25 What do we do with that?
21:26 Is that, that's clearly prophetic timing.
21:28 Also Daniel 8:14, which we mentioned earlier.
21:31 "And he said to me, for 2300 days,
21:33 then the sanctuary shall be cleansed."
21:35 Is that literal days
21:36 or are we talking about this year-day principle
21:39 being applied years.
21:40 We'll come back to that in just a moment.
21:42 Also Revelation 12:6, where it says,
21:45 "Then the woman fled into the wilderness,
21:46 where she had a place prepared by God,
21:49 that they should feed her there 1,260 days."
21:53 So was this the literal days or are we talking about years?
21:56 Okay.
21:57 And then, of course, another example,
21:59 Revelation 13:5,
22:00 speaking of that Antichrist power,
22:02 it says, "And he was given a mouth
22:04 speaking great things and blasphemies,
22:06 and he was given authority to continue 42 months."
22:10 So what we want to establish here
22:12 is there are three elements
22:15 to support a year-day principle
22:17 in these prophecies of Daniel
22:18 and Revelation that we mentioned.
22:20 Now, I just gave reference to four.
22:21 There's many others
22:22 that we don't have time to mention,
22:24 but I want to establish these elements.
22:25 Here it is.
22:26 The first one is the use of symbols.
22:28 Okay?
22:29 Because the majority of these passages are symbolic,
22:33 it would only make sense
22:34 that the numbers are also symbolic as well.
22:37 So we can't read these chapters and see all of the symbolism
22:39 come to the numbers and say,
22:40 Oh, those are literal numbers.
22:42 It fits the theme that symbolism,
22:44 symbolism, symbolism all the way through,
22:46 symbolic beasts, symbolic numbers,
22:48 symbolic timeframes as well.
22:50 The second point that solidifies or verifies
22:54 the use of this principle is,
22:57 of course, the long time periods.
22:59 These are extensive long time periods.
23:01 So many of the events and kingdoms
23:03 depicted in the prophecies cover a span of many centuries.
23:07 If the numbers were taken literal,
23:09 then the time prophecies would not harmonize
23:11 with the span of time
23:12 in which the kingdoms represent.
23:14 Okay? So that's number two.
23:16 And the number three very quickly,
23:18 is the peculiar expressions and how they're said.
23:21 The peculiar expressions used to designate
23:22 these time periods suggests a symbolic interpretation.
23:25 And we're talking about, you know,
23:27 these are not common ways to express time, you know,
23:29 I'm not going to come to you and say, you know,
23:31 Brother Kenny, I wanna you to come to my house
23:33 and spend 13 evenings and mornings with me,
23:36 you know, it's just not a common time
23:38 or time times and a half of time, right?
23:40 And, of course, the 42 months,
23:42 how many people do you know say,
23:43 you know, how old is that kid?
23:44 Oh, he's 42 months.
23:46 You know, we don't talk like this.
23:47 So these are definitely symbolic language expressions
23:51 to communicate
23:52 that we're not talking about literal time periods,
23:54 we're not talking about literal days.
23:56 But if you apply this prophetic principle,
23:59 a year-day principle,
24:00 then you are establishing a healthy interpretation
24:04 that makes sense.
24:05 And then in just really closing here
24:06 when we consider Daniel 8:14, 2,300 years.
24:10 I mean, if that was literal days
24:11 that would have put Daniel
24:13 about six years into the future.
24:15 But we know that if you read Daniel Chapter 8,
24:17 it's talking about the time of the end,
24:19 not 2,300 days but 2,300 years.
24:23 Year-day principle, use it responsibly.
24:27 And it's awesome,
24:28 it really helps us to understand
24:30 Bible prophecy better.
24:31 Amen. Thank you so much, Ryan.
24:33 You know I've studied and understood
24:35 the year-day principle,
24:36 but you shared some things
24:38 that were new for me in interpreting it.
24:40 That was great. Thank you.
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25:23 Welcome back to our study of the Bible and prophecy.
25:26 We'll continue with Tuesday's lesson,
25:27 Pastor John Lomacang.
25:29 Well, I'm going to build on what you started, Jill,
25:31 because mine is, in fact,
25:32 identifying the little horn
25:36 of Daniel 7 and Daniel 8.
25:40 I want to begin with a couple of things though,
25:42 because we talked about different schools of thought,
25:46 futurism, preterism and historicism.
25:51 Strangely enough,
25:52 because historicism is a confluence,
25:55 it's a linear understanding of Bible prophecy.
25:58 You find that historicism then, it has a past,
26:01 it has a present and it has a future.
26:04 While it's not futurism,
26:06 all of the prophecies outlined in historicism
26:10 have not been fulfilled.
26:12 So there is a future aspect of historicism
26:14 not known as futurism,
26:17 because futurism pushes
26:18 all of a prophecy to the future.
26:21 But historicism has a continual linear unfolding.
26:24 As you find the four kingdoms,
26:27 Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome.
26:29 In Babylon's day, then Medo-Persia,
26:31 Greece and Rome were futurists,
26:32 were of future understanding.
26:35 In John's day, he was living at the time when Babylon,
26:39 Medo-Persia and Greece had already fallen.
26:40 That's right.
26:41 He was living in the time of political Rome,
26:46 or the secular aspects of Rome.
26:49 But then the papal part of it was yet to come.
26:52 So when you look at historicism,
26:54 there's a continual unfolding
26:56 and we know as we look at the books of Revelation,
26:59 at the book of Revelation and Daniel together,
27:02 there are some aspects that are yet to be fulfilled,
27:04 which we don't call futurism,
27:06 but simply
27:08 the latter components of historicism.
27:10 I want to add one more thing.
27:12 There's also three other schools of thought,
27:16 pre-tribulation, pre-millennialism,
27:19 then this post-tribulation, pre-millennialism.
27:22 And then there's a millennialism.
27:25 Let me go ahead and identify those very quickly
27:27 because we're going to get
27:28 to the little horn here in just a moment
27:30 and show you how that fits
27:31 into the categorical description
27:33 of each of those aspects of understanding prophecy.
27:36 Post-tribulation,
27:37 pre-millennialism fits into the category,
27:39 you may have heard about the rapture
27:41 or the secret rapture,
27:43 meaning people believe that before the tribulation,
27:45 sorry, pre-tribulation,
27:48 pre-millennialism is what fits into the rapture.
27:51 People believe that before the tribulation
27:54 and before the thousand years is when Jesus is going to come.
27:58 But the Bible speaks of the return of Christ
28:00 as post-tribulation, meaning after the tribulation,
28:05 before the thousand years
28:06 is when the return of Jesus is going to come.
28:09 We are post-tribulation, pre-millennialists.
28:13 Try to remember that on tomorrow.
28:16 Then there's a third category
28:17 which came along later on that's called a millennialism,
28:21 which a millennialist believe
28:22 that we are living in the thousand year period.
28:26 And they believe that
28:28 at the end of the thousand year period,
28:29 Jesus will come,
28:31 destroy sin and make the earth, renew the earth.
28:35 We are not a millennialist.
28:36 That's a smaller school of thought.
28:39 So primarily all of Christendom
28:40 is broken down into post-tribulation
28:43 or pre-tribulation, we are post,
28:45 meaning Jesus is going to come after the tribulation.
28:48 That's why Psalms 91 is so significant.
28:51 He talked about in the time of trouble,
28:53 1000 will fall at your side
28:54 and 10,000 now at your right hand,
28:56 but will not come near you only with your eyes,
28:59 will you behold and see the reward of the wicked.
29:02 And then in Revelation,
29:04 the prayer of Christ was not that,
29:07 not that the church will be taken out of the world,
29:10 but that they'll be kept
29:11 from the trouble
29:12 that will be coming upon the world.
29:14 Then also you go back to the parallel of that,
29:16 in the land of Egypt,
29:18 during the falling of the plagues,
29:21 the Israelites were in Egypt.
29:23 They were not taken out of Egypt yet.
29:27 So seven of those ten plagues affected Egypt.
29:30 The last three affected Israel.
29:32 The last few were primarily for the Egyptians alone.
29:36 And so you see that the whole inference
29:38 of the time of trouble
29:40 or the understanding of prophecy is this fact,
29:42 that people of God are going to be protected
29:45 during that time.
29:46 They're not going to be taken away from that time.
29:49 They'll see the impact,
29:50 but there'll be dwelling in the secret place
29:52 of the Most High, Psalm 91.
29:54 Now the little horn, Jill, you did a very good job,
29:57 but what I want to add to that is 2 Peter 1:20.
30:00 The Bible says,
30:01 one of the reasons why we understand
30:03 Bible prophecy
30:05 the way we do is we don't allow
30:07 Scripture to be a private interpretations,
30:10 knowing this first that no prophecy of Scripture
30:14 is of any private interpretation.
30:16 I think in one of our prior lessons,
30:18 we pointed out
30:19 that the Bible identifies its own symbols.
30:21 And this is really important
30:23 because if you go outside of the Bible
30:25 to begin to identify symbols,
30:27 there are people that identify what's happening in the Bible
30:30 based on news reports,
30:32 or based on some war
30:34 that's taking place in the Middle East.
30:35 I remember when the Gulf War happened
30:37 in 1991,
30:39 a whole host of pastors and evangelical leaders said,
30:44 "Oh, this is the battle of Armageddon."
30:47 And I remember very well, newspaper editor
30:50 in the Vallejo Times in Vallejo, California,
30:52 wrote in the article.
30:54 He says, "If you are so sure
30:55 that this is the battle of Armageddon,
30:59 why didn't you tell us before it happened."
31:02 And we found out
31:04 that the Gulf War was just the Gulf War,
31:06 it was not the battle of Armageddon.
31:09 So what's pointed out in this
31:10 as far as the little horn's power
31:12 is concerned, remember, as Jill pointed out Daniel 2,
31:16 the gold, the silver, the bronze, the iron,
31:19 and you didn't get to the iron and clay,
31:21 which is in the feet and the ten toes
31:23 where the iron and clay are still mixed,
31:24 showing that in the course of human history,
31:27 down at the very end,
31:28 the iron and clay are going to be involved
31:30 in the closing scenes.
31:31 Then you have in Daniel Chapter 7,
31:33 you have the lion, you have what else?
31:36 The bear, you have the leopard with four heads and four wings.
31:39 Then you have the nondescript beast
31:41 which has iron teeth,
31:43 that tramples and breaks the residue of the earth
31:46 with its feet.
31:47 Then the iron in that beast is parallel to the iron
31:52 in the image of Daniel 2,
31:54 which is in the toes of that image,
31:56 meaning that we all know now historically,
31:59 that the only four kingdoms that we had in antiquity
32:02 that still exist today is the kingdom of Rome.
32:05 That's right.
32:06 And so when we think about Rome
32:08 and its part in Latter Day Events,
32:12 it is not...
32:14 It's not pagan any longer,
32:16 gets pagan and politically religious.
32:20 So it maintains its pagan aspects
32:23 from where
32:24 its worship principles have come from,
32:27 but it's very political.
32:28 So we can say, it's a religio-political power.
32:32 But when you think of Daniel 7 and 8,
32:34 and that's what
32:35 this particular day was pointing out,
32:37 so what you did, Jill, was wonderful.
32:38 You took the broader view, but in Daniel 7 and 8,
32:42 it identifies seven particular principles
32:45 to show that Rome is involved in both of these chapters.
32:49 So let's bring out one of those.
32:50 First of all,
32:52 both are described in Daniel 7 and 8 as a horn.
32:57 You find clearly in Daniel 7.
32:59 The Bible says in Daniel 7:8, 20 and 25.
33:03 I'll just read verse 8,
33:04 "I was considering the horns,
33:06 and there was another horn, a little one."
33:11 Verse 20, "And the ten horns that were on its head,
33:14 and the other horn."
33:17 And then verse 25,
33:18 speaking about that horn,
33:20 "He shall speak pompous or great words
33:22 against the Most High,"
33:23 describing what it's going to do.
33:25 So Rome, you'll find clearly in history,
33:28 one of the most outspoken powers against God
33:32 was the bishops and the popes of Rome,
33:36 as it were to almost to try to confiscate God's authority
33:42 and in His Holiness
33:43 by calling themselves God on earth,
33:46 saying that even angels are subject
33:48 to their dictates and their laws.
33:50 So they did describe themselves as the Bible does.
33:53 So both are described as horns, the other one,
33:56 both are described as persecuting powers.
34:00 Very carefully,
34:01 both are self exalting and blasphemous.
34:05 What does blasphemous mean?
34:06 That means when you try to usurp a position
34:09 and an authority that belongs only to God.
34:12 Prime example,
34:14 who can forgive sin but God alone.
34:17 And Rome claims to be able,
34:18 the leaders of Rome claimed to be able to forgive sin.
34:20 But there's only one mediator between God and man,
34:23 that's the man Christ Jesus.
34:24 But Rome, its leadership in the religious sense
34:27 tend to be in a mediatorial role
34:30 between God and man.
34:31 And you find Mary continually,
34:33 I was just reading an article recently.
34:34 He says, Mary,
34:36 and we had a terrible tragedy recently,
34:38 some somebody famous passed away, but they said,
34:42 "May Mary be your intermediary
34:44 between your family and you now."
34:47 Well, you know, we love Mary
34:48 but Mary's sleeping in her grave.
34:51 So very quickly, both are self exalting powers.
34:53 The fourth thing, both target the people of God.
34:57 The fifth point,
34:59 both had aspects of their activity
35:02 delineated by a prophetic time.
35:05 In other words, they're both locked
35:06 to a particular time when they came into existence
35:09 and when they will receive a wound.
35:11 The sixth point,
35:12 both of them extend until the end of time
35:15 clearly pointing out that fourth kingdom,
35:18 the power of Rome,
35:19 and both are to be supernaturally destroyed.
35:25 God in essence is going to have the final say.
35:28 No power whether great or small
35:30 will survive the kingdom of God.
35:32 That's right. Amen.
35:34 Amen. Amen.
35:35 Well, by now, I think
35:37 our viewers and listeners have realized
35:40 that you have to pay close attention
35:43 to each and every part of this
35:44 because we're dealing with Bible prophecy.
35:46 A lot of information is being thrown at you
35:49 that is very important, very vital.
35:52 The part that I have to do,
35:53 I have the list to follow just to cover a portion
35:55 that the first time I explained to somebody
35:57 took me 45 minutes.
36:00 Let's see what, how far we can get.
36:03 Let's go to the lesson entitled
36:08 "The Investigative Judgment."
36:11 I would like to read from Matthew 16:27 to 28.
36:15 After I read this,
36:18 maybe Pastor Ryan can read Revelation 22:12, for me.
36:22 So Matthew 16:27 and 28.
36:25 The Bible says,
36:26 "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world,
36:31 and loses his own soul?
36:33 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
36:36 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father
36:40 with His angels,
36:41 and then He will reward each according to his works.
36:46 Now, Revelation 22:12.
36:49 Revelation 22:12, says,
36:51 "And behold, I am coming quickly,
36:53 and My reward is with Me,
36:54 to give to every one according to his work."
36:57 Thank you very much.
36:58 So we see these two scriptures
37:01 tell us that when Jesus comes in His glory,
37:04 He is coming to give people according to their works.
37:08 This helps us to understand that before this
37:10 there is an investigative judgment
37:12 that takes place.
37:14 And this is what we're going to go into
37:16 as we go
37:17 into Revelation Chapter 7 and 8, and even 9.
37:21 So the prophetic outline
37:22 that we have been studying this week
37:25 really has found
37:27 what the lesson calls overwhelming support
37:29 among Protestant historicists since the era,
37:32 the Reformation.
37:34 But the part about the investigative judgment,
37:37 it was not until the 1800s
37:39 that this began to be understood.
37:43 Because, like it says in the Book of Daniel,
37:46 the angel told them to seal up those things.
37:49 It is for the time of the end.
37:51 So as we arrive at the time of the end,
37:53 these things became clearer for God's people.
37:56 And this is why we can tell you
37:58 that there is an investigative judgment
38:00 going on right now,
38:02 and you must pay close attention to this.
38:05 We encourage you to read Daniel 7,
38:08 8 and 9 carefully to understand this better.
38:11 But we're going to give you like a brief,
38:13 very brief outline of what's going on.
38:16 Let's go to Daniel 7:9-14.
38:18 Daniel 7:9-14,
38:22 "I watched till thrones were put in place,
38:25 and the Ancient of Days was seated,
38:27 His garment was white as snow,
38:29 and the hair of His head was like pure wool.
38:32 His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire.
38:37 A fiery stream issued and came forth
38:40 from before Him.
38:41 A thousand thousands ministered to Him,
38:44 ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him."
38:47 A very important thing is taking place.
38:49 Notice, "The court was seated, and the books were opened."
38:55 This is a court scene that is taking place here
38:57 in Daniel Chapter 7
38:59 in the midst of what's going on the earth,
39:01 this is happening in heaven.
39:04 Notice now as we move on to verse 11.
39:07 "I watched then
39:08 because of the sound of the pompous words
39:10 which the horn was speaking,"
39:12 which we have already talked about.
39:14 While this is going on,
39:16 on earth that is going on in heaven
39:18 that we're talking about.
39:19 "I watched till the beast was slain,
39:21 and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame.
39:25 As for the rest of the beasts,
39:26 they had their dominion taken away,
39:29 yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.
39:33 I was watching," notice this,
39:35 "in the night visions, and behold,
39:37 One like the Son of Man,
39:38 coming with the clouds of heaven!"
39:41 Now people think, oh, wait a minute,
39:42 Jesus Christ is coming to earth to rescue His children.
39:45 No, pay close attention.
39:47 Where does He go?
39:48 The verse continues by saying,
39:50 "He came to the Ancient of Days,
39:52 and they brought Him near before Him."
39:56 So in verse 13,
39:58 it establishes that Jesus the Son of man
40:01 goes before the Ancient of Days,
40:04 where the scene of judgment is taking place.
40:07 Remember that the books are open,
40:09 the court was seated and the books were open.
40:11 This is where Jesus is brought. This is a court scene.
40:14 This is the investigative judgment
40:16 that is described here in Daniel.
40:20 This is a parallel passage.
40:22 I'm trying to say parallel passage
40:23 in Daniel Chapter 7 to Daniel Chapter 8.
40:26 Now let's finish verse 14.
40:29 "Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
40:33 that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.
40:36 His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
40:39 which shall not pass away,
40:40 and His kingdom
40:42 the one which shall not be destroyed."
40:44 This is a parallel passage
40:46 to what's going on in Daniel Chapter 8.
40:48 And we'll have to move quickly to Daniel 8:14.
40:52 You have already heard this 2,300 days,
40:56 day for a year prophecy.
40:59 This is what we're talking about,
41:00 so it's 2,300 years.
41:02 Let's read Daniel 8:14.
41:05 "And he said to me, for 2,300 days,
41:09 then the sanctuary shall be cleansed."
41:12 Yes, some Bible version say
41:15 unto 2,000 evenings and mornings,
41:19 then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
41:20 The question is, what sanctuary?
41:22 Is it the sanctuary on earth, or is it a sanctuary in heaven?
41:26 This is a parallel passage to Daniel Chapter 7,
41:29 where the court is seated and the books are open.
41:32 This is an investigative judgment
41:34 prior to Jesus Christ coming to this earth.
41:37 Every case must be decided, because when He comes,
41:41 He is coming with His reward to get to every person
41:44 according to his works.
41:46 So let's move quickly now.
41:48 Let's read Daniel 8:26 and 27.
41:52 "And the vision of the evenings and mornings
41:55 which was told is true, therefore seal up the vision,
41:59 for it refers to many days in the future."
42:04 And Daniel's like, he was shocked.
42:06 "And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for days,
42:09 afterward I arose and went about the king's business.
42:12 I was astonished by the vision, but no one understood it."
42:15 Daniel wanted to understand
42:17 what was going to happen to his people.
42:19 And he continued and prayed and prayed,
42:21 asking for understanding,
42:23 but it was to be sealed till the time of the end,
42:25 the early 1800s, like I mentioned.
42:28 Let's go to Daniel 9:24.
42:30 We have to find the starting point
42:31 of these 2,300 years.
42:34 In Daniel 9:24,
42:36 we pick up the prophecy
42:38 because here is something powerful
42:40 that we must understand 70 weeks prophecy,
42:43 weeks of prophecy.
42:45 "Seventy weeks are determined
42:46 for your people and for your holy city,
42:50 to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins,
42:53 to make reconciliation for iniquity,
42:56 to bring in everlasting righteousness,
42:58 to seal up vision and prophecy,
43:00 and to anoint the Most Holy."
43:04 A lot is going on here
43:05 that we unfortunately did not have time
43:07 to talk about.
43:08 But this part here where it says
43:11 70 weeks are determined,
43:13 this is cut off, cut off from what?
43:17 Cut off from what?
43:18 From the 2,300 years, the 70 weeks.
43:23 What 70 times 7? Four hundred and ninety.
43:26 So 490 years were to be cut off or separated
43:29 because something was going to happen
43:31 during those 490 years.
43:33 Opportunity for the people of Israel,
43:35 like we read here to, to finish the city,
43:40 to finish transgression,
43:41 to make an end of sins
43:42 and to make reconciliation for iniquity.
43:44 Jesus Christ during these 400 years
43:46 was going to come to make reconciliation
43:50 for His people, for you and I.
43:51 Praise the Lord for that.
43:53 Unfortunately, we do not have time
43:54 to go too much into this.
43:56 Let's go to verse 25.
43:57 "Know therefore and understand,
43:59 that from the going forth of the command to restore
44:05 and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince,
44:08 there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks,
44:12 the street shall be built again,
44:14 and the wall, even in troublesome times."
44:18 So we have here a mention of a decree,
44:22 a command
44:23 that was supposed to be put forth.
44:25 And that's the starting point
44:26 of the prophecy of the 2,300 years.
44:30 When you go Ezra Chapter 7,
44:31 you'll find a decree by Artaxerxes.
44:35 And this decree is been found, it's been researched.
44:40 It is a day
44:41 that is set in stone, let's say,
44:44 "In the fall of 457 BC, the decree was issued."
44:48 Read Ezra Chapter 7
44:50 to see that it fulfills the details
44:52 specified in Daniel Chapter 9.
44:55 So from that point,
44:56 if you look at your image there
44:58 and those that are listening will just have to imagine this,
45:01 457 counting 2,300 years
45:06 takes you to the year 1844.
45:10 In the fall of 1844, something happened,
45:14 described in Daniel Chapter 7, the Ancient of Days,
45:18 the court is there, and the books are open,
45:22 and Jesus Christ comes before Him.
45:24 Jesus goes from the Holy Place
45:26 to the Most Holy Place
45:28 to decide the case of every individual,
45:31 and starts with the dead,
45:34 then eventually moves to the living.
45:36 And after this,
45:37 Jesus Christ comes shortly after that.
45:40 That's all we have time for.
45:42 I wish we had time for more. Oh, my goodness.
45:44 I like that, you know, it really is encouraging.
45:46 We are living in the time of judgment,
45:48 and it encouraged us to be ready, right,
45:51 for the coming of Jesus.
45:52 So, you know, very good job,
45:54 a lot of material each one of you covered
45:55 is awesome.
45:56 I'm going to do Thursday's lesson
45:58 by the grace of God.
45:59 We're going to talk about typology,
46:00 yeah, in prophecy, you know, what does that mean?
46:02 What is it all about here?
46:04 And then we'll go into some passage of Scripture
46:05 that will maybe help us to understand it.
46:07 Definition, if you're like me, I like definitions of things.
46:10 I can make up my own, but that's not good enough.
46:12 So I'm gonna go what it says here,
46:14 "Typology is a study
46:15 or an analysis of classification
46:18 based on types and categories."
46:21 Notice, or you too, you can say
46:22 it's a doctrine of theological types.
46:26 So here we can see here
46:27 that through these things that Christian belief,
46:30 we're talking about prefigures and symbolize
46:33 by things in the Old Testament and the New Testament,
46:35 I think we can see that pretty clearly.
46:37 So understanding typology is very important
46:40 in study of Scripture.
46:42 And I'll just give you two quick reasons.
46:44 If you wish to conduct research,
46:47 this is one thing that you would want to use
46:50 if you're trying to use
46:51 a different system of classification
46:53 of materials and stuff
46:55 in order to understand how to relate to each other,
46:57 this would be good.
46:59 So how this fits in with all that we're talking about here,
47:02 I think it's very important,
47:03 because we're digging in prophecy.
47:06 We need to understand these things.
47:07 So typology focuses on actual persons,
47:11 and also events, and institutions,
47:14 and things that are founded historically,
47:17 historical reality
47:18 that points forward to a greater reality.
47:21 So it talks about one thing,
47:22 and then also refers to something on later on
47:25 that will be magnified as we go in.
47:27 This method of interpretation
47:29 goes back to Jesus, goes back
47:30 to the New Testament time's writers.
47:33 Of course, it's found in the Old Testament,
47:34 we're gonna look at some of those things
47:36 in a moment.
47:37 All right, our lesson ask us to read these.
47:38 So I'm going to try just to go ahead and read
47:41 these verses if you don't mind.
47:42 Get through them, 1 Corinthians Chapter 10.
47:45 There's a lot of verses here but I think very important
47:47 that we go through them.
47:48 In 1 Corinthians Chapter 10, we read verses 1 through 13
47:51 because this sets the stage here
47:53 for what we want to get across by the grace of God.
47:56 Bible says, " Moreover, brethren,
47:58 I would not that ye should be ignorant,
48:00 how all of our fathers were under the cloud,
48:03 and all passed unto the sea.
48:06 And we're all baptized into Moses in the cloud
48:09 and in the sea.
48:10 And did all eat the same spiritual meat,
48:12 and did all drink the same spiritual drink."
48:15 Notice what it says, it says,
48:17 "For they drink of that spiritual rock
48:19 that followed them"
48:20 and that rock was who?
48:22 Christ, yes.
48:23 "But with many of them, God was not well pleased,
48:27 for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
48:30 Now these things were for," what?
48:32 "For our examples,
48:34 and to the intent we should not lust
48:35 after evil things as they also lusted.
48:39 Neither be idolaters, as were some of them,
48:41 as it is written that people sat down to eat,
48:44 drink, and then they rose up to play."
48:46 It sounds like today almost, isn't it?
48:47 Sure.
48:49 "Neither let us commit fornication
48:50 as some of them committed and fell in the day,
48:53 day three and 20,000, 23, 000."
48:56 It's hard for me to kind of relate
48:57 to such a lot of bodies, a lot of people,
48:59 a lot of things were going on.
49:00 God was displeased.
49:02 "Neither let us tempt Christ as some them also tempted
49:05 and were destroyed by of serpents,
49:08 neither murmur ye, " notice this,
49:10 "as some of them also murmured
49:12 and were destroyed by the destroyer.
49:15 Now all these things happen to them for,
49:17 once again here it is examples,
49:19 "that they were written for our admonition
49:21 upon whom the ends of the world are come."
49:25 Verse 12, "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth
49:27 take heed lest he fall."
49:29 I've used that several times.
49:30 It's been used on me a few times.
49:32 Verse 13, I like this,
49:33 probably most familiar in all the verses.
49:36 It says, "There hath no temptation taken you,
49:38 but such as common to man that God is," I love it,
49:41 "He's faithful,
49:43 who will not suffer you to be tempted above all
49:45 that you're able but will with the temptation,"
49:47 do what?
49:49 "Make a way of escape,
49:51 that you may be able to bear it."
49:53 Again, it's been mentioned here,
49:54 He's not going to take us out of it,
49:57 but He's going to provide a way that we can go through it.
50:00 I like that, I think that really adds to that.
50:02 So as we look at this thing,
50:03 let's go back in 1 Corinthians 1:10-13.
50:06 And let's kind of dissect it
50:08 just a little bit in the moments that we have.
50:09 Paul reminds the Corinthians here
50:11 and I think it's reminder to us who are living today.
50:14 It may hit harder to us today.
50:16 He said, not to be basically, don't be puffed up
50:19 with this thing called spiritual pride
50:21 or pride in any form here,
50:23 because you remember Peter there in the Mark 14:31,
50:28 you know, when he said,
50:29 when Jesus was talking to him about...
50:31 Jesus talking to him
50:32 about what he would go through and so on,
50:34 and Peter was telling,
50:36 but I'm going to be right with you.
50:37 And he says, simply right then, he said,
50:39 "If I have to" what?
50:40 "If I have to die, he said, I'm going to do that."
50:44 So we see that there was, can be some spiritual pride.
50:46 There was pride there,
50:48 no matter what I have to go through,
50:49 I'll be able to, I'm gonna follow you
50:50 all the way Lord, and we know what he did.
50:52 So the warning here and Paul has given the warning
50:54 to the Corinthian Church here.
50:56 He said, "Be careful about spiritual pride."
50:58 And we realize even the church and in our own individual life.
51:01 Now notice, the Israelites we know
51:03 were highly favored of God,
51:05 but they fail to enter into the Promised Land
51:08 because they would not follow God's instructions.
51:11 We have to question,
51:12 are we following God's instructions today
51:15 the way that he has them pinned down?
51:17 Not the way we like to see them,
51:18 not the way that we think they ought to be.
51:20 But are we following the way that God had them inspired
51:23 and pin down today.
51:25 That just simply we've to ask ourselves,
51:28 and he's telling the Corinthian believers,
51:29 the church, he's saying, "Look,
51:31 if we do the way they did,
51:32 you're not going to go in either."
51:34 I think sometime even we need to hear that,
51:36 even in the church pews,
51:37 we need to realize 'cause we come to church,
51:38 we pay our tithe, we're here every week,
51:40 doesn't mean we're going to make it
51:41 to the kingdom of God.
51:43 It's him that doeth the will of the Father.
51:44 So, you know,
51:46 we need to be obeying Jesus Christ.
51:48 We realize what?
51:49 They didn't obey out in the wilderness,
51:51 has been meandering, 40 years wandering around.
51:52 Why?
51:54 Because they disobeyed God, it went farther than that,
51:56 because they still didn't learn their lesson.
51:58 And then they went into Babylonian captivity,
52:00 didn't they in Jeremiah Chapter 17?
52:03 Read about that and also Chapter 25.
52:07 They went into captivity.
52:08 There's a warning for us today.
52:10 Many.
52:11 Here's maybe one of the sad things
52:14 is that many did not go
52:17 into the land of milk and honey,
52:19 but they came close.
52:22 Think about it. They came close.
52:24 They almost completed their journey
52:28 and they didn't finish the course.
52:31 And one of the passage I...
52:32 I mean, I really love in Scripture.
52:34 I think it's in 2 Timothy 4:7.
52:38 Paul speaking.
52:39 I've read it a few times,
52:41 and I've cried over it a few times.
52:42 I think that's all right,
52:43 because sometimes it hits home.
52:45 Paul said at the end of his life,
52:46 and that's what I want to say at the end of my life.
52:49 You want to say at the end of your life,
52:50 I know you do.
52:51 He said, "I have run," what?
52:53 "I fought a good fight.
52:55 I have finished the course.
52:59 I have kept the faith." Amen.
53:01 So he finished it, so these Israelites,
53:03 they just about made it to the land of milk,
53:06 but the enemy came in, hit them,
53:08 and they didn't make it into.
53:09 Could happen to us today?
53:10 Though you're saying, we want Jesus come,
53:12 we need to be sure
53:13 that we're ready for Jesus to come.
53:14 We need to be loyal to know to Jesus.
53:16 Take heed,
53:17 it's what it says writer, take heed.
53:19 We're not gonna have time
53:20 to get in all the talks about here.
53:22 Paul takes us back to the Exodus,
53:23 you know, into here.
53:25 Here he's developing a typology.
53:27 This is what we're getting into,
53:29 based on the experience of the ancient Hebrews
53:32 in the wilderness.
53:33 Remember, God inspired Moses to record the events,
53:37 once again it's mentioned at least twice
53:38 what we read for our example.
53:41 The Bible is for our example. We'll read a few of those.
53:44 Maybe we'll have time to go over at least one of them,
53:46 Matthew 12:40.
53:48 Typology, notice how this comes.
53:50 Matthew 12:40, the Bible says,
53:53 "For as Jonas was three days
53:56 and three nights in the whale's belly,
53:58 so shall the Son of man be three days,
54:01 three nights in the heart of the earth."
54:03 So how does it work here?
54:04 For as Jonas or Jonah would be, would he'd be a type?
54:08 Yeah.
54:09 And then for three days three nights
54:10 in the whale's belly,
54:12 so shall the Son of Man, antitype, ain't that right?
54:15 Right for three days,
54:16 three nights in the heart of the earth.
54:18 So each of these, notice, text, Jesus,
54:21 and the New Testament writers apply type
54:24 and antitype interpretation
54:27 and then they allow the prophetic significance
54:31 to just stand out,
54:33 so you can understand it in a greater fulfillment.
54:36 In John 19:36, we have time for one more, John 19:36,
54:41 says, "For these things were," notice this, "were done,
54:44 that the scriptures might be fulfilled of him,
54:46 a bone of him shall not be..."
54:49 Broken.
54:50 "A bone of him shall not be broken."
54:51 You go to Psalms, I think it's 34:20.
54:55 It says, "There he keepeth his bones
54:57 and not one of them would be broken."
55:00 You know, praise God, that there's, you know,
55:02 we can get into the Word of God
55:04 and there's things here we can look at and we'd say,
55:05 praise God.
55:07 To me, it's like he's wanting to take a photo,
55:08 so that we can look it over,
55:10 we can see something developing here.
55:11 And later on, it even develops, you know,
55:14 fuller for us to help us
55:16 of those who are living in these last days.
55:18 Paul's word to the Corinthian Church,
55:21 our words should be to each other today
55:22 to the church,
55:24 this movement, the last day movement,
55:26 is we need to be careful.
55:27 Those things were written for examples on, right?
55:30 And so we need to follow those
55:31 so that we don't come up short.
55:34 You've begun this race, my friend,
55:35 and you have to go to the finish line,
55:37 and only by the grace of God, can you do that.
55:39 Keep your eyes focused upon Jesus,
55:40 and you'll be there.
55:42 Amen. Amen.
55:43 Thank you all so much.
55:44 What an incredible study, The Bible and Prophecy.
55:47 I just think we can have six weeks on this
55:49 and then we could begin to do it justice.
55:51 We want to give each one of you
55:52 a moment to share about your day.
55:54 Yeah, you know,
55:55 I'm not necessarily particularly about my day
55:58 being that I talked about the day-year principle.
56:01 But again, we've talked about prophecy
56:03 and, Brother Kenny, you mentioned something
56:04 just a few minutes ago that take us home.
56:06 And that's the fact that, you know,
56:08 the children of Israel came close.
56:11 I mean, they came right up to the Promised Land,
56:13 but they didn't enter,
56:15 you know, I don't want that to be the reality in my life.
56:18 I don't want to get close and miss it.
56:20 I want to go into the Promised Land.
56:21 So my prayer is that we all surrender to Jesus now
56:24 that we can go over into the Promised Land.
56:26 That's right.
56:27 And talking about all the little horns
56:29 and the big horns and the kingdoms.
56:31 The beautiful message about the Bible
56:33 is the kingdoms of this world
56:35 will become the kingdom of our Lord and of our Christ,
56:38 and only He shall reign forever and ever.
56:42 Amen. Amen.
56:44 Well, it is through the blood of Jesus Christ
56:46 that any one of us can be saved right now.
56:49 Since 1844,
56:51 there is a judgment taking place.
56:53 Jesus is in the Most Holy Place interceding for us,
56:56 and we should be living according to that knowledge.
56:59 Amen.
57:00 You know, we're living in the time that time's events,
57:02 there's good, there's bad,
57:04 there's victories, there's defeat.
57:06 There's a way to gain heaven, there's a way to lose heaven.
57:09 Remember, God had them inspired
57:10 written in the Word
57:12 so that we might read them
57:13 and they might be an example for us
57:15 who are living in these very last hours
57:18 if I might say of earth's history.
57:19 Just be ready, Jesus is coming.
57:21 Amen.
57:23 Thank you so much, Pastor Kenny, Pastor Johnny,
57:25 Pastor John, and Pastor Ryan,
57:27 what an incredible blessing
57:29 to open up God's Word and study.
57:32 And there's a blessing promised on you
57:33 as you open up God's Word and study.
57:35 I think of Revelation 1:3,
57:37 I want to leave you with this scripture.
57:39 "Blessed is he who reads
57:42 and those who hear the words of this prophecy,
57:45 and keep those things which are written in it,
57:49 for the time is near."
57:51 We believe we are living
57:53 in the investigative judgment hour,
57:55 that Jesus is soon to come
57:57 and now is the day of salvation.
58:00 If you hear God's speaking to your heart,
58:03 do not harden your heart, but open it up and say yes,
58:06 come in, change me,
58:08 and I want to learn the prophecies in Your Word.
58:10 Join us next week for our lesson 12
58:13 dealing with difficult passages.


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