Quotes and Notes for the Day
UNDERSTANDING THE AGES X
( Concluding Remarks on Dispensational Truth)
All Calvinists, all covenant people, all amillennialists people interpret the Bible prophecy allegorically. The first thing they do is that they make the Church to be spiritual Israel. They have to do that because prophecy that needs to be fulfilled is there, and they see no future for Israel. How can they read Romans 9, 10 and 11 and believe that? These people simply ignore much of the Bible. Applying their method of interpretation the bible simply becomes full of confusion, and does not make sense at all. When you read your New Testament every time you read “Israel” put ” the Church” in its place and read it and see if it makes any sense. Romans 11:26 ” And so all Israel shall be saved. As it is written………… ungodliness from Jacob.” Now read this “ .. And so all the Church shall be saved. As it is written……………. ungodliness from the Church.” Does this make any sense? That is what happens when we spiritualize the Word of God, and not take the literal and actual meaning of the Word.
One must keep the Church Israel and the Kingdom separately. Israel is not the Church and the Church was not Israel, spiritual or other wise. There are lots of people who are confused who are not necessarily in that camp (Covenant, Calvinist, amillennials). Even when we get to Matthew 13, we have to realize that there are different aspects of the kingdom. Matthew 24 and 25 is not the church; it is not talking about the rapture of the Church.
In the light of that we have the seventh dispensation, the future age coming which is called, the Kingdom age, or the Millennium age, in which Christ is going to rule and reign over all the world, from Jerusalem as His capital, for a thousand years . The Jew are going to rule with Him, for that was the kingdom promised to Israel; a literal, physical, real earthly kingdom. Isaiah 9:6-7 ” For unto us a child was born, unto as a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder (when the government up on Jesus’s shoulder? even spiritually when did people let Jesus govern them? that never happened!) ………….. of the increase of his government there shall be no end (where?), upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom to order it………….. of host will perform this.” Now if Jesus does not rule in Jerusalem that verse is going to be broken; and Jesus said ” the Scriptures can not be broken.”
Zechariah 14: 9; ” …….And the LORD shall be king over all the earth; in that day shall there be one LORD and his name one.” and verse 16, “And it shall come to pass, that everyone that is left of all the nations………….. the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of the tabernacles.” Luke 1:verses 31* 32, “behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb…… and the LORD God shall give unto him the throne of his father David……………. and he shall reign in the house of Jacob. …. there shall be no end.“!! This has not happened yet!
Believers will also be there to rule and reign with Him. 2nd Timothy 2:12, “… if we suffer we shall also reign with him: ..” Revelation 5:10, “…. And hast made us unto our God Kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Now we do not for a moment worldly, and unproductive Christians are going to reign. Nevertheless they are going to be there. These verses and others speak of the coming kingdom age! which will be ushered after that awful great tribulation of seven years, “ which shall come upon the world to try them that dwell upon the earth.”
In the Gospel of Matthew chapter Thirteen, The Scripture talks about the mysteries of the Kingdom. Just as in the Dispensation of Law and before the Church was a mystery, in this age, (the age of the Church) the Kingdom age is a mystery. The kingdom is all about professing Christians. The parables given in Matthew Thirteen; about the woman,who put the leaven in the meal, until the whole meal is leavened!! And we read about that woman in Revelation Seventeen, which refers to the harlot! And we have the wheat and the tares and so forth.
Friends, We don’t know anything else to tell you, except if you are not familiar with dispensational truth, ask God to show you, how to get the most out of the Word of God, and how to live for God until The Lord returns. And for that, first and foremost you must be willing and desiring the truth. And then it takes study and it takes prayer; ” Lord open my heart and mind.” We hope in the articles we put in the past Ten weeks we wet your appetite to study the Word of God, that you may be equipped unto all good works, and that you might be the works of Him that saved you and called you to carry His banner to the lost multitudes around you.
May The Lord help us to be busy not about our own business, and not about the world’s business, but our Father’s business which is in heaven!!
*** N.B. The articles on dispensational truth are compiled from “the Fundamental Bible Conference of North America” in the past years. For a study in this subject do write to as for our booklet ” understanding the ages”. We will be glad to send you one.****
From The Staff of The Peoples Gospel Hour
The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff