Are we working to hasen Christ return?

  • Are we working to hasen Christ return?

    Posted by GoadenHomestead on January 23, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

    2 Peter 3:11-14

    GoadenHomestead replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 7 Members · 13 Replies
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  • Sojourner

    January 23, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    It’s a challenge to communicate clearly on a thread when you reply to a response and not directly to the title of the thread. Yikes, I’m learning.🤔

    As to the title, there are many views on what scripture is referring when it speaks in this one place of “hastening the Lord’s return.” Many false teachers have gone out corrupting the simplicity of the Gospel of Christ. This is by no means coming against anyone’s favorite teacher. Just all of them in general.

    It’s best we each go to the Good shepherd to be our Teacher rather than man as religion has taught the masses.

    Remember who crucified Jesus, it wasn’t the non religious, but the teachers of the law. Those referred to as the Blind leading the blind. Just as it was then, so it is now. For as God’s word is sure and steadfast, there is nothing new under the sun.

    What can you say to the Truth of the Living Word but amen.

    In reference to a reply made on this thread. A piece of which I copied below.📩

    “But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells”

    My question remains, Why then are so many wanting to fight for what is passing away like an old garment. 🤔

    “11. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. 12. As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.” (Pro 25:11-12, KJV)

    “9. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

    12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    Righteousness is by faith, not works (Roman’s 4:3) So Unrighteousness = Whatevers not of faith. 🤔 That’s what I’ve been given on the subject.

    13. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:” (2Th 2:9-13, KJV)

    You are a chosen nation a royal priesthood. Let us behave as such. Not bickering or being distracted by the spirit of the age.

    There were 5 wise and 5 foolish. Virgins everyone of them. The foolish were told to depart. I don’t know you. 🤔

    Know Jesus = Know Peace

    No Jesus = No Peace

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  • beachpuka

    January 23, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    I am seeing more and more of this

    • GoadenHomestead

      January 24, 2023 at 8:49 pm

      What if….. The mark of the beast was not a implant like modern Christians believe, yet represents actions (hands) and/or thoughts (head)?!

      It’s the recent (last 80Ish years) did the church think the mark of the beast was a implant.

      • Sojourner

        January 24, 2023 at 11:02 pm

        That’s a great question. I think we can be certain that the “mark of the beast” won’t be anything like the books, movies or popular teachings.

        It’s interesting that God seals His servants in their foreheads. Revelation 9:4

        I would think both groups are being marked or sealed in a spiritual sense prior to any physical manifestations appearing. Whatever that may be.

        Biometric / Bio (man) metric (number)

        Biometric = The number of a man. Revelation 13:18

        “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; …..”

        Just saying, hmmm?🤔

        Hoping and trusting in mankind to save us, vs Hoping and trusting in God our Savior to save us.

        Each one clearly evident from the other.

      • kaypea

        January 25, 2023 at 3:40 am

        Revelation 13:16-17

        King James Version

        16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

        17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

        It sounds to me that the mark of the beast has to be able to be visible or detectable in order to determine whether someone is permitted to buy or sell according to this passage of scripture.

        Considering the mark of the beast must be either visible or detectable by humans, I lean toward some type of visible or detectable seal of God as well, although I am not as certain about that.

  • beachpuka

    January 23, 2023 at 4:23 pm
  • Woodsman

    January 23, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    That’s a very simple human question to ask. No, I would answer. You need not worry.

    Just know you, me, and everyone are ignorant and only wish or think we know.

    I say this based on my own death many years ago.

    Worry and want isn’t the purpose of one’s life.

    It is not for anyone to be the messenger.

    It’s not for anyone to worry & toil.

    Simply live is purpose.

    We are too simple.

  • beachpuka

    January 24, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    either you believe the bible or you don’t, i choose too 👍

  • beachpuka

    January 25, 2023 at 12:23 am
    • Concealed-Kari

      January 26, 2023 at 1:40 am

      Danny is one of my favorites to watch. He has a great personal story as well.

      At the quick pace things are moving in this world in the wrong direction, I am pressing into God and his word more.

      • beachpuka

        January 26, 2023 at 2:37 pm

        Yes he is blessing 👍🦅🙏