How can this be?

Comment by Adamantine:

Today I spent some time praying for those listed on the news and prayer letter of a major international evangelistic organization.

I was left pondering how it might be that all of these apparently active Christians could be blind to what we think we see.

How is it possible that we who will be the first to admit we are not apparently more spiritual than our peers see these things and others do not?

I admit it is similar to Anna and Simeon who saw Jesus early on because they were looking for him. I suppose there is no answer which will fully satisfy  but it is strange that we might be correct. It is also strange that we might be wrong.

In support of all we discuss today I saw a television interview of Warren Buffet. He said it was very late in the day for Europe to solve its debt crisis and that either they undergo major deeper integration or Europe splits as the euro zone splits. In years past the news usually advised those interested that Europe’s further integration was going to take time and not to expect too much. There has been a shift recently at least as far as Europe is concerned.

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2 thoughts on “How can this be?

  1. Well I am of the opinion that the faithful Jews who knew the prophecy of Daniel did know when Jesus would come the first time, in fact someone mentioned Rabbi who converted to Christianity when he truly read and believed what Daniel was saying as far as the time.

    We all know that there are a few more things that have to happen yet, well some of us know this I think, not sure if the pretrib believers think all is done now, but prewrath we know there are a few more things to go, and we are right on the cusp of that for sure.

    All I can say is that from my observations around me here, the churches etc, are all pretrib still, and so they really are not looking as closely as we are, they may be looking at what is going on and knowing for sure something is happening, but a lot of them that I know are not even doing that.

    However, for me I can only do what I know the teachings of Jesus tell me to, watch and pray. And we know that the prophecies are sure.

    Luk 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

    Luk 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

    Luk 2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

    So here we go a prophetess

    Luk 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
    Luk 2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

    Now let me tell you guys this, these two were doing what God had told them to do watching and praying. Exactly what our Jesus told us to do too. So never grow faint, no matter what happens or how long we may watch and pray. I have been watching and praying since the time I was young and realized that the word meant what the word says. Keep up your faith, and pay no attention to what others are doing, cause in the end we can only give account for ourselves. Thanks guys

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  2. 2Pe 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
    2Pe 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
    2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
    2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

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