Mike Plunkett (26 Dec 2021)
"Re: Greg Wilson (19 Dec 2021)"


Great Observations Greg. Here's another one:

The timetable of Hosea is confirmed further by Johnís Gospel. John 11 is the account of Lazarusí death. Lazarus represented the Jewish nation beginning with Abraham. John wrote that Lazarus was in the tomb four days (John 11.17, 39). Peter declared a day with the Lord is 1,000 years (2 Peter 3.8). The Jewish people have been sick or dead spiritually for 4,000 years (from 2,000 B.C. to now). John wrote that upon hearing of Lazarusí sickness Jesus delayed going to him for two days (John 11.6). This delay symbolically constituted 2,000 years (from Abraham to Jesusí First Advent). Jesus then told His disciples, ďOur friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleepĒ (John 11.11). After Jesus arrived, He called Lazarus from the grave (John 11.43). Lazarusí resurrection was a picture of the birth of the Jewish people to life when the Messiah returns (Ezekiel 37.1-14; Romans 11.26). The first two days represented Israelís sickness. After two days Jesus came to revive Lazarus. These two days of delay represented the time from Abraham to Christ and constituted the hope of Israelís repentance. Lazarusí being in the grave for four days were prophetic of the time from Abraham to Israelís repentance. When the Lord returns, He will revive the nation from death and fulfill Ezekielís prophecy. Israel is sick and dead apart from her Messiah. It has been 4,000 years since Abraham. It has been 2,000 years since Jesus came to Israel. Given Peterís accounting, the Lordís delay is almost over. His return is near.

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MIke P