Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
FridayFebruary 13, 2015
ISA 10:22 For though your people, O Israel, may be like the sand of the sea, Only a remnant within them will return; [then we have a phrase Paul did not quote which states] A destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness.
ISA 10:23 For a complete destruction, one that is decreed, the Lord God of hosts will execute in the midst of the whole land
The context in the Hebrew is a prophecy regarding the restoration of Israel at the Second Advent.
In the prophecy of Isaiah, at the time, there was a tremendous build-up of a spiritual cancer, a great blot-out which is a concentration of people who have maximum hardness of heart.
This blot-out was a complete ignoring of the first advent, when the Lord would come to die for the sins of the whole world because the Jews wanted the crown without the cross.
Even in the Tribulation there will be a great blot-out but there will also be those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, beginning with the 144,000 Jews scattered throughout the entire earth from twelve of the thirteen tribes.
The 13 tribes are listed in Numbers 1 starting in verse 20; they are: (1) Reuben (2) Simeon (3) Gad (4) Judah (5) Issachar (6) Zebulun (7)
Ephraim (8) Manasseh (9) Benjamin (10) Dan (11) Asher (12) Naphtali - And then Levi (#13 - NUM 1:47).
Polygamy means to have a plurality of wives. It is the antithesis of monogamy which means to only have one wife.
1KI 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.
1KI 11:4 For it came about when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
1KI 11:6 And Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not follow the Lord fully, as David his father had done.
Polygamy causes everything from incest and murder to rape and violence as illustrated by David's polygamy, 2Sa 13.
Polygamy is one of the best systems of self‑induced misery and heavy divine discipline.
Monogamy is God's order under the laws of divine establishment.
1. Even though polygamy was forbidden, God still brought forth the 12 Tribes of Israel from Jacob's two wives and two maidens.
DEU 32:4 "The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
ROM 9:20 On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it?
When Joseph had two boys, Ephraim and Manasseh there in Egypt, Jacob said that instead of Joseph being called a tribe, under the principle of the double-portion that the father would give to whatever he chose, that Joseph's two sons will be counted among the 12 tribes.
2. How many people were there at the last supper? = There were 13, the twelve tribes represented by the 12 disciples and TLJC, #13, representing the tribe of Levi who were the priest’s.
They offered the Lord two individuals when TLJC had His own replacement in line, Saul of Tarsus, who became the apostle Paul.
The Doctrine of the Second Advent.
Point 1 will be our Definition.
The word advent means the Coming or the Arrival of something extremely important.
The First Advent begins with the virgin birth and concludes with the resurrection, ascension and session.
During the First Advent, Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union accomplished the strategic victory of the angelic conflict and the salvation of the human race.
He must have a royal family to go with this royalty. Therefore, there is the need for the Church.
1. The divine one = God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. 2. The natural realm = Jewish Royalty, He is the Son of David3. The spiritual realm - the head of the Church, the RFOG.
The Second Advent is designed to reveal Him as both battlefield royalty and Jewish royalty.
At the Rapture of the Church, Christ does not return to the earth as in the Second Advent.
REV 1:7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. Even so. Amen.
R. Church goes to heaven, JOH 14:3.SA. Church returns with Christ, 1TH 3:13.
1TH 3:13 so that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
R. Christ appears as the groom.SA. Christ appears as the Messiah.
R. End of the Church Age.SA. End of the Jewish age.
R. Israel under the fifth cycle of discipline.SA. Termination of the fifth cycle of discipline.
R. Believers taken from the earth, 1TH 4:13-18. SA. Unbelievers taken from the earth, MAT 24:37‑43.
R. A time of comfort, 1TH 4:18.SA. A time of terror, REV 6:15‑17.
Point 3. Analogies to the Second Advent.
a. The Analogy of Nature: Lightning, MAT 24:27.
b. The Second Advent will be seen by all, REV 1:7 "Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him."
c. The Second Advent travels at great speed, REV 22:7, 12.
d. The Second Advent disturbs and frightens the unenlightened, REV 6:15‑17.
e. The Second Advent warns of a coming storm.
(1) Annihilation of the invading armies.
(2) Judgment of Satan and the fallen angels.
(3) Judgment of the beast and false prophet.
(4) Baptism of fire removes all unbelievers from the earth.
(5) Administration of the fifth cycle of discipline to certain nations.
In MAT 24:37 it will like the days of Noah which really points to people living under the wrong priorities even thought may refer to the presence of super-creatures on the earth once again.
In verse 39, "they did not know" a big judgment was on the horizon.
c.In verses 40 and 41, the believer is left and the unbeliever is taken in the baptism of fire.