This decree of judgments written on a scroll (Rev. to also CLOSE immediately prior to the Bride of Christ's completion? Same with the Zephaniah passage this last year. Thank you, Maranatha. In looking at the use of eagle in the bible, I found two very pertinent passages:Job 39:27 Does the Eagle soar AT YOUR COMMAND and build its NEST ON HIGH? It could be a symbol of wrath. Tracy, with all due respect, all of your references appear to be taken out of context. ), @Annabel, WOW, nice catch!

Zephaniah 2:2 - 2:3.

A recent video on Israeli News Live YTC titled 'New Evidence Stuns The Jewish World' ( wonderful typological connections between the opening of Adam's side for Abba to draw out Adam's bride and the parallel to both the rock Moses struck to produce water and to the wound in Jesus side marking his entrance, like Adam, into a deep sleep during which time His bride has also been being fashioned for an impending wedding.Taking that a bit farther, was Adam's side left open by Abba once the rib was removed? Ponder your points, I will! Probly this is because they don't understand what the modern 'Church of Philadelphia' actually is. This is not logical.Be honest and recognize that whatever our interpretation is, there are experts much smarter than we are, that have dedicated far more time then we have studying exactly what has been discussed in these posts, and they completely disagree with our interpretation. 5:1) is designated for Israel and a Christ-rejecting world. Noah didn't have to witness even a minute of God's wrath because he was safely in the ark BEFORE it commenced. Now note the nation in vs 3 is the juxtaposition to that noted in vs 1 - i.e. On the surface what He said could easily mean, "where theres a dead body, vultures will gather". Blessings to you! Thank you Joe & Hege! This is the exact reference that Jesus himself makes in Matthew 24:21 when He says that there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world. 2:2 entails the. OmniSmiles, experts in Eschatology variously equate “the coming of the Son of Man” as either the Rapture, when HE is coming in the clouds to gather His Bride, OR to the end of the 7 year Tribulation when He descends to the Mt of Olives. Rather, she bears the brunt of the decree and only a remnant survives the catastrophic judgments (cf.

Jesus does not come as a “thief in the night” at the end of the Tribulation. "You'll note that God says that Israel should be ashamed and disgraced at their conduct but that He will regather them and fulfill all His promises FOR HIS NAME SAKE. The church and the rapture are expounded upon by Paul (of course as God made it happen.) In Contrast, many other experts suggest that the verbiage in Matthew 24 relates to the Rapture. Excellent job again, Jeff. People have pointed out how the sky rainbow of promise has been appropriated by the dark side. 2:2 and Dan. Matthew and Luke both record Jesus explaining to His disciples about the end and His return. :) Blessings to you! Apologies if I missed it but I didn't see the main point why it can't be national Israel.

and the terrible day of the Lord ’s anger begins.. 3 Seek the Lord, all who are humble, and follow his commands. Thank you for giving us Isaiah 53:2—that fits this post perfectly. The one without shame. Among those who are excluded from this hour of the decree—a fully glorified Church (Rev. Maranatha!

Peace to you. If you disagree, I am sorry but please do not be angry. This removal is not good and "comes as a thief in the night" to the lost. Doesn't it make more sense that he comes as a thief once near the end of tribulation and before he pours out his wrath?I write these comments knowing most people here are pre-trib, but my heart and spirit were pressed to write these things. I am not sure that you are at peace about this. The purpose of repetition is to emphasize something very strongly, especially a three-fold usage of a term like, If you haven't already, take the time to read through this passage in its entirety. :), Jeff, thank you so much for a lovely morning study. Thank you for the planting the seed for this post. So having gathered the nation of Israel before the Day of the Lord (Zeph 2:1), God then gives a promise to those among them that are humble, seek Him and follow His commands (vs 3) and that is "perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord's anger". 4:16), and don't forget the Rapture (4:17)! At some point it will become obvious if the pretrib rapture theory is correct or if we must endure the persecution and tribulation until the end. Good points, TY for the "gather" connotation which makes a lot sense. Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger. I know that in the age of Twitter and shorter attention spans, it can be difficult to focus and persevere through a lengthy article. Thanks, God's warrior! Abba used your article to cheer me up after a morning of adversity. Ok, one more thing needs to be said in order to shore-up the link between the "decree" of Zeph. I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Instead, this is when the wicked begin to realize/acknowledge that they are under God's wrath. Thank you, Brad! "Nations" created by God are usually hated. If you are interested in sharing like notes, please contact me at, Annabel - yes your 'goy' point is a valid one. "Sons" created by God are usually hated, whether "begotten" or created at or after Pentecost. In Luke, it reads "where the BODY is, there the eagles will be gathered". Blessings! I don’t suppose the root word of both bows is the same, but perhaps there are word plays in English as well. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading comparison. I am not claiming any special skill or knowledge here. Blessings, Sherry. I noticed the verse in Matthew where Jesus says, "where the carcass is, there the vultures will be gathered" has another meaning in Luke. Jeff, dear brother I so much love your in-depth bible study gems as they make me always jump into Strongs Concordance and look for the original words and meanings! So, is the bow of the first rider bringing forth the anti-christ? 12:5). It seems like just one more presumptuous absconding of heavenly things with paltry, wicked substitutes. it is a humble people (cf 'without shame') that is hidden in the day of the Lord, which meets the requirements of pre-wrath. Thus at the end of the tribulation, when Christ returns is the subject of the chapter. Thank you for speaking out Tracy. Shared it just now.

Did you guys and gals catch netanyahu speech at chicium confrence wow just wow and he said this is war on a entire new level and he also discussed the peace deal and how close israel and the arabs are now ! There was an error while trying to create your account. Furthermore, Paul explicitly reveals that the gathering of the Church [i.e.

The word "chamber" brings us full circle back to Isaiah 26:20 as well! "before") in Zephaniah 2:2 (note also the three-fold repetition of "seek, seek, seek" in 2:3). In Daniel 8:25, the antichrist doesn't make his move until they feel secure, therefore it is expected that people will be working their way up to feeling peace and safety under this covenant.4)Daniel 12:1-2 states that the rapture happens during a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations. That's okay; we've all been there.

I need to catch up on the Netanyahu speech.

6:2 [toxon] is the same word found in Gen. 9:13-14 (in the Greek translation of the OT, of course).Wow, and a powerfully worded statement about God's bow being hijacked, "It seems like just one more presumptuous absconding of heavenly things with paltry, wicked substitutes.". It is difficult for me to believe the verses written below from Luke 17:34-36 and Matthew 24:39-40 are not Rapture verses. I personally think so, but that doesn't seem to present a problem and there have been some other interesting explanations with the timing.In short, the biblical promises for the righteous to escape BEFORE God's wrath are unequivocal. Rapture] occurs immediately prior to the time when "they" [Israel and the world] say "peace and safety" (also, don't forget the "birth before labor" in Isa. Read more So either way, in the light of context to chapter 1 of Zephania God says he will punish especially 3 groups of people: the Gentile world, Judah (i.e. Full of good insight and even some new discoveries. It simply leaps from the text! Thank you Jeff. Each with a precious piece, each with some error.