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The secret of the mystery. Part 189. The age of no prophecy.

Friday, February 2, 2007

The Age of No Prophecy and the Church-age as the Dispensation of Invisible Heroes.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit, which began the Church-age, and was prophesied by our Lord in JOH 14:20 and in Acts 1:5 just before He ascended.

The Rapture of the Church is the next prophetical event.

The Rapture is always called imminent because there is no intervening prophecy to be fulfilled.

Instead of prophecy, this is the only dispensation that functions entirely on historical trends.

The uptrends of history are always related to the function of evangelism of mankind followed by the communication of the mystery doctrine.

The Church-age runs coterminously with the times of the Gentiles, mentioned by our Lord in LUK 21:20-24.

A maximum number of mature believers in a pivot means blessing to that client nation.

a. The first cycle - LEV 26:14-17.
b. The second cycle - LEV 26:18-20.
c. The third cycle - LEV 26:21-22.
d. The fourth cycle - LEV 26:23-26.
e. The fifth cycle - LEV 26:27-38; DEU 28:49-67.

The cycles of discipline are based on the principle that Jesus Christ controls history directly, indirectly, and permissively.

“Sudden terror” = the function of terrorism as it existed in the ancient world. It is also a reference to violence, unrestrained criminality, and hostility from other nations.

The second cycle of discipline, LEV 26:18-20. The sky like iron and the earth like bronze refers to a drought. Drought means economic disaster, resulting in economic depression.

The second cycle of discipline is a depression, bad social life, no national pride, and people work hard for nothing (inflation).

In the third cycle, there is the intensification of epidemics and illnesses in the land. In the third cycle, the population is thinned out by violence. Crime gets out of control; commerce is stopped; there are natural disasters.

There will be great uncontrollable crime, military invasion and partial defeat, disease from overcrowding, a shortage of food causing starvation, and even greater natural disasters.

This type of cannibalism actually occurred between 66 and 70 A.D. among Jews under the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman army.

The Jews had ignored seventy Sabbatical years, and therefore the Southern Kingdom had seventy years under slavery.

No strength means no military establishment for freedom, and no patriotic motivation.

If the first cycle of discipline is the general population becomes cowardly, afraid of war and no motivation from patriotism or the spiritual life. If the second cycle of discipline is a depression, bad social life, no national pride, and people work hard for nothing (inflation). If the third cycle of discipline is the fact that the population is thinned out by violence, and crime gets out of control, commerce is stopped, and there are natural disasters.

And the fourth cycle of discipline is great uncontrollable crime, military invasion and partial defeat, disease from overcrowding, a shortage of food causing starvation, and even greater natural disasters.

The attack on America is because of the angelic conflict and because the god of this world, Satan, is the
promoter of all anti-Semitism and desires to wipe out Israel.

GEN 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.

Why would God use an Arab regime to discipline us because of our support of Israel?

The downtrends of history during the Church-age are related to the number of people, both believers and unbelievers, who become involved in Satan’s cosmic system.

The Rapture of the Church is the next prophetical event. The Rapture is always called imminent because there is no intervening prophecy to be fulfilled.

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