Who is right?

RightWrong-451x300 Matt 2:1-6
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

Matt 2:13-15
And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

Matt 2:22-23
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

————————————————————-

Wow, what confusion. By reading the above Scripture I can understand why few recognised the birth of Christ Jesus. I can just hear the arguments about where to expect Him:

“He will come from Bethlehem.”
“No, expect Him to come from Egypt!”
“No, He is a Nazarene from Nazareth!”

Three valid arguments all supported by Scripture but also three opposing views. Were will He come from? Who was right in the end? All of them!

Fast forward to today and we see the same thing. We see arguments for an Western Europe beast system and arguments for an Eastern Europe/Muslim beast system. We also see arguments for a Roman Catholic beats system. All of these arguments can be supported by Scripture and everyone holding to a specific view is sure that he is right. Now who is correct? Maybe all of them? Can we ever be hundred percent sure before the fulfillment or must we wait for hindsight to be sure?

Folks, one thing I am sure of is that we are closer to the return of Christ than most will ever realize. I think the time for arguing on who is right and why the other guy is wrong is over. I think that we must keep our eyes on the signs that God said will happen in the end. Keep your eyes on His time piece Israel. Israel is alone in this world. She is surrounded by enemies. Soon Israel will be surrounded by armies. Soon those in Judea will have to flee. Soon persecution will be at your door.

Soon we will be with Him. Maranatha.

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Who is right?

  1. Amen, as followers of Christ awaiting his return, let’s not repeat the mistake of the pharisees who missed his first coming because they were more devoted to their own human ideas of who the messiah would be than they were to the study of scripture.

    So much has been fulfilled about the second coming of Christ, and so much has possibly been fulfilled, that we should be expectantly watching and waiting, not nitpicking and fighting over who has the better diagram and who has done a better job of putting together their version of what will soon happen.

    Thanks for posting this Vic!

    Like

  2. amen. it is possible there are elements of each version that has clues for us. things are shaping up everyday. your post and timing are right on vic.

    Like

  3. Hi Vic Wickus and Others,

    Let me stir the pot a bit on what you have posted – only for edification, and food for thought.

    In your prologue you have mentioned 3 different paradigms of End Time Eschatology – to which you have stated that ALL can be supported by Scripture. Well, I beg to differ.

    In each of these paradigms they all have very contrasting views – so they ALL cannot be supported by Scripture. There is a Truth out there. Now is not the time to be “Politically Correct” especially when it comes down to “rightly dividing the Word of Truth”. So I will agree with you as far as putting aside the various differences that the Body of Christ has as far as which view his right, or wrong.

    However…………..

    We must remember that Scripture is very clear that there will be a time when men “will not endure sound doctrine” they will be “wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires” ( 2 Timothy 4:3)

    The biggest fear that I have today, as it relates to the Return of Christ is this:

    We as the Body of Christ are genuinely looking for the “Truth” – and in our eagerness we have become so overly anxious for the Savior’s Return; that any “idea” that comes out of thin air……well, most have just readily accepted because it “appears” to be supported by Scripture. Many of us have done so without doing our homework. Many of us have given heed to many “seducing doctrines” because it has “tickled our ears” – and we have subsequently become in arguments that certainly do not edify the Body of Christ, nor what He has called us to do. We must remember that the way that a “seducing spirit” comes into effect, is that there is an element of “truth” to it. However, it is a “twisted truth”. It becomes “twisted because the small element of truth that is within it will absolutely not support it’s entire foundation. This is KEY to remember, because a foundation as such will crack and not stand up under very strong scrutiny. The “Truth” will always stand under any sort of scrutiny – and will ultimately set you free. Free in the mind, body, soul and spirit

    There are some really slick so-called prophets out there today. So..oooooo very, very slick, that if it were “Possible” , they would be able to fool even the Elect – which is the Body of Christ. These same so-called prophets are living “High on the Hog”. Living in comfort, selling their books; videos; sermons; teachings; all to make a comfortable life for themselves and their families; instead of pouring that money back into the Kingdom of Christ. Jesus said we will know those who belong to Him by the “fruit that they bear”. A true man of God will not serve Money – as loving money, and the riches that it brings thereof is in strong contrast with God. Quit sending the “False Prophets” money – instead send your money to men and women of God who are in the Missions Fields; to those who are Preaching & Teaching the Word of God and are living their life for Christ, making sacrifices for the Kingdom – send your money to those who are not necessarily asking for money; but you see the True Evidence that they are at work for the Kingdom of Christ. You will know people such as this, but you may not necessarily recognize them, because they are HUMBLE in Spirit and go against the “status quo” of this World.

    In closing…..keep your eyes on Christ. Stay grounded in Scripture. As a matter of Fact…we as the Body of Christ should be so very saturated in Scripture that we just KNOW when the Truth is Evident. In becoming saturated in Scripture We WILL KNOW when we are being lied to, or deceived.

    . Peace All,

    Baldy

    Like

  4. all pointing to the end days prophecies. it all means we will have some big things to be watching for. what exactly i do not know……..but will become evident to us and won’t be too long a wait either…… love to you all in the Mighty Name of Jesus.

    /

    “When Netanyahu speaks before Congress on March 3, this is the day before the Fast of Esther when the enemies of Israel, specifically Persia/Iran, had planned to destroy the nation of Israel,” he said. “The next day is Purim, which celebrates the day Israel achieved victory over Iran. The timing significance of this is just as important as the timing of the blood moon.”
    Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2015/February23/231b.html#WQgVL4KS7Vi02453.99

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s