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Sun June 2 2019  7:24pmReligious/Rant

Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?  (Acts 1:6b)

Immediately before the Ascension of our Lord, and in the midst of his promises of the imminent outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the apostles ask Jesus this question. It seems irrelevant, and countless preachers and homilists have dismissed it as such, or as yet another example of the clueless disciples completely missing the point.

But there is nothing of a rebuke or dismissal in Jesus' answer, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons. . ." It sounds rather similar to other words of Jesus regarding the end times. To be sure, Jesus is warning us not to speculate overmuch as to the times and seasons of his return. But we are to expectantly wait. It will surely come, perhaps within our lifetime, though no one knows exactly When, or How.

I offer this thought in conjunction with the previous "Until" article: That, as the post-Pentecostal evangelism was to start at Jerusalem, and later extend to the whole world, so there is a definite sense here that it must someday return to a Judaic focus. The Lord does indeed intend to literally restore the kingdom to Israel. No one knows When, or How.

  
rev. Fri Jun 7  1:33pm

4 comments:

Lenore Wed Jun 5  8:23am
L
Godly Wisdom, Jerry, thank you.
Lenore Wed Jun 5  8:28am
L
Found it enlightening when our President Trump restored the capital of Israel to Jerusalem...
Jerry Thu Jun 6  6:21pm
J
Well, to be accurate, Trump didn't restore the capital; he merely recognized Jerusalem as Israel's true capital by moving the US embassy there. But, Yes. That may prove to be the most important thing he or any other recent US president has done. I think Guatemala was the next country to do so.
Lenore Sat Jun 8  11:45am
L
i think the most important thing President Trump has done is to profess being a prolife president and end all abortions and definitely that not one penny of our taxes would contribute to paying for the horrors here or in any other county; embrace the Hyde Amendment. There is great hope that PP will be destroyed and all life will be sacred as God wishes. vamos a ver

 
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