Fay (30 Jan 2022)
"Apostasy? Interesting Debate."


Hi John and Doves,

I found this story intriguing. There is much to be said in favour of the hypothesis. However - I lean heavily toward a "falling away" or apostasy emanating from Israel. Here's why. The entire story of human misery revolves around Almighty God's chosen people. It revolves around Jerusalem. The people inhabiting Israel. Almighty God clearly states, in Genesis, that NOT adhering to keeping the Sabbath holy to God, will have major repercussions. HUGE repercussions. Let's think clearly here. Once we embrace the truth of Jesus Christ - confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts - we are saved. Correct? We are A OKAY! We are told that we are not appointed to wrath and face no judgement or condemnation. We are set FREE. We have nothing to worry about....right? So - how come we are worried? How come we are anxious and feeling oppressed - just like the unbelievers? It's a puzzle. Or.... is it?

Believers are promised a "comforter", which we know as our beloved Holy Spirit. Man - we so need a comforter in these dark days. Our faith - if a tad wobbly in some - could be shaken. Which is why we are told to armour ourselves with knowledge. Bible knowledge. I know I question Almighty God all the time. Wondering why we are still here. Top scholars have always promised us that we, as the Bride of Christ, will not get "beaten up" etc. Then WHY are we still here?? This covid shambles is a mind scrambler. Our children are being targeted. Our faith is being targeted. Babies are being butchered via abortion. WHAT GIVES? Is there a pre tribulation rapture or what? And what qualifies as "pre tribulation"?

I believe we are waiting upon Israel. Almighty God's precious Israel. Israel, who have been blinded in part - for our sake. In the book of Exodus, we are shown that keeping the Sabbath holy to God is paramount. It's the one day of the week that God requires the Jewish people devote to Him. I believe this still stands. It is NOT the falling away from the church that will be the indicator or the end. It is NOT the falling away from faith in Jesus Christ that marks the apostasy. For this to be true - it would have to happen en masse. And how can that happen if the majority of believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit? NO - the apostasy comes from Israel. The Israeli government, to be exact. And I'm thinking it has a lot to do with the Temple Mount and the Sabbath.

Our LORD Jesus appeared to the Jewish people first. We came second. But only because the Jewish people were blinded in part. As Almighty God's Chosen People, the Jewish people take precedence.....in the grand scheme of things. The Jewish people are set up as an example to us all. Again, I say - the predicted end time apostasy does not involve the believing church. It's ALL about Israel. We would be well equipped to keep our eyes upon the Israeli government and their mish-mash of a knesset. The entire thing is a very bad joke.

The very beginning involves the Jewish people and the land of Israel. So too, will be the end. We believers are a "bride in waiting". The bridesmaids are split. Half of the Jewish people are ready to recognise their Messiah - half are not. 3.5 years of Great Tribulation is nearly upon us. Because when WW3 breaks out - there is little time left. If God does not cut those days short - no flesh will be left.