About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Final Piece Of The Puzzle
the years I've heard Bible teachers state what they think is the last
thing that must take place before Jesus physically returns to earth.
So I thought I'd throw in my two cents worth concerning this
issue, which is probably worth twenty dollars in today's inflated economy.
Me getting twenty dollars for a few thoughts
is probably wishful thinking on my part, but that's
okay, I'll state my thoughts anyway.
5:14 also says that God will "go away", that is, "go away
are two ways Bible teachers view who exactly "goes
away" in this passage. Some
say it's God the Father. (Yahweh) Others
say it's Jesus. I'm not sure
it really matters. God did
step back from Israel, although He did not forsake her. That
being said, there's a good chance this passage refers to Jesus who did
tell Israelis that He would return to His Father and then at some future
date return to Israel
the same way He left.
5:15 doesn't end on this sad note. The
verse also says, "then I will go back to my place until they
their guilt. And they will
seek my face, in their misery, they will earnestly seek me".
From 70 A. D. onward Israelis have experienced much misery, which
will reach its climax in the tribulation period that ends this age.
Israel's sufferings will become so severe, two thirds of them will die in the
tribulation. (Zechariah 13:8) Those
who survive will finally admit their guilt and seek their God as
earnestly as they can.
these Israeli survivors express this guilt is found in Hosea 16:1.
"Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces,
but He will heal us and He will bind up our wounds …"
Hosea 16:3 says, "… surely as the sun rises, He will
appear". Jesus will
come back from His place and appear to Israel
when they express their guilt. You
can bet on that. Then, what
Jesus says in Luke 13:35 will come true. "Look, your house is left
to you desolate. I tell you,
you will not see me again until you say, 'blessed is He who comes in the
name of the Lord'". (Lord meaning Yahweh)
will repent and finally
acknowledge their Lord, but not without His help.
Zechariah 12:10 and 11 says, "I will pour out on the house
of David (Israel) and the inhabitants of
Hosea 5:15 states the very last thing that must happen before the return
of Jesus. "I will go
back to my place until they (
there's my two cents worth. O,
I mean my twenty dollars worth. You
can't see it, but my hands are open just in case someone wants to drop a
twenty dollar bill or two into it. I'll
say thanks in advance and remind you that it's better to give than to
receive. (Acts 20:35)