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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Revelations of Horrific Abuse Are Part Of The Redemption

This morning I watched a powerful video about the near death experience of a devout Christian man. He was told that the people would not listen, and that we are almost out of time.

Some people are caught up in religion. But according to Jewish prophecy, all will experience the Redemption together in the end, regardless of what faith label they wear.

The only requirement is faith. As it says in Isaiah 26:
"Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith. You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." (Isaiah 26:2-4)
Those with faith will be spared in the time of the Redemption, but God will destroy the evildoers who deny His name -- utterly. 
"He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust." (Isaiah 26:5)
In that time, those who were abused, exploited, mistreated and shamed by the wealthy, powerful and arrogant will personally destroy the old system:
"Feet trample it down—the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor." (Isaiah 26:6)
When the End Times come, and the wicked say they're sorry (just to save their sorry skins), the prophet says we cannot have mercy on them. It's not true repentance:
"When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness. But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil, and do not regard the majesty of the Lord." (Isaiah 26:9-10)
Just the opposite: We must pray for the end of the wicked people, and the wicked systems they have built:
"Lord, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it. Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame; let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them." (Isaiah 26:11-12)
The beginning of wisdom is to understand that God is really in charge -- not weapons, and not people. Only God is the One eternal power in this world:
"Lord our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone do we honor. They are now dead, they live no more; their spirits do not rise...you wiped out all memory of them." (Isaiah 26:12-14)
Although each of us may have different duties (e.g. based on one's particular theology), Redemption involves the insight that the true nation of God includes all those who believe in Him, and operate out of faith:
"You have enlarged the nation, Lord; you have enlarged the nation. You have gained glory for yourself; you have extended all the borders of the land." (Isaiah 26:15)
We acknowledge that we have not been good caretakers of the Earth so far:
"We have not brought salvation to the earth, and the people of the world have not come to life." (Isaiah 26:18)
And we look forward to the day when all good people, people of faith, arise and serve God together:
"But your dead will live, Lord; their bodies will rise—let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy—your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead." (Isaiah 26:19)
God's anger at the wreck we have made of this world is great. He is going to bring a great and terrible punishment here. The prophet urges us to literally hide when we see this great anger unfold:
"Go, my people, enter your rooms, and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins." (Isaiah 26:20-21)
The screams of the victims, their anguish and their pain, are never forgotten by the Lord. With Redemption, the horrific agonies they have endured will be revealed for all to see.
"The earth will disclose the blood shed on it; the earth will conceal its slain no longer." (Isaiah 26:21)
Maybe if we do our part to tell the truth, to share the truth, to spread awareness of reality, it will hasten putting the evildoers on trial.

And if we do that, perhaps we can avert the harsher version of the Final Judgment, bringing peace to the world in a positive, united, natural way.

Averting man-made and natural disasters that could, God forbid, mostly wipe out humanity.

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