Every eye shall see him?

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Let’s do a quick quiz.

Is Isis the first terrorist group that beheaded people?

Is Ebola the first plague?

Are earthquakes measuring 9.5 on the vector scale new?

Is Obama the first person to be called the Beast?

The answer is obviously no.

Yet why is it we always attached such things as signs of end times?

Such things had excited way before even Jesus’a days. Our failure to understand that the “signs” Jesus were referring to were things which had happen from AD 33 to AD73.

The problem here is that when we attached the events with Bible verses, we paint an illusion to these events and elevate them to such spiritual significance and create paranoiacs.

People who have been called the Beast have ranged from Napoleon to Hitler.

There were great earthquakes even then. Pompeii was one.

When Jerusalem was surrounded by a 4th wall, dead bodies dropped like flies.

There were terrorists which killed and ransack people who were worse and more savaged than ISIS.

However we ignore these facts. We instead chose to have a doomsday version of the future.

I wonder why.

Let’s believe that the kingdom of God has been expanding for more than 2000 years and will expand than one who would meet the rule of Satan soon.

Last I heard he is under your feet.

There is an assumption that Jesus will return at a time that “every eye shall see him” to be sometime soon.

After all we now have mobile phones and pads that allow us to watch live television.

The problem with this teaching is that there is a mis-quotation.

This is what is actually said.

Revelation 1:7
“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”
So shall it be! Amen.

Note his coming is not an actual bodily return. It is a “coming in the clouds” which simply means an end of an era and that judgment is coming.

I have already posted historical documents pertaining to this in my earlier notes.

What is relevant to this discussion is this.

Revelation 1:7
“every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”

“Every eye shall see him” is qualified with the words “everyone that pierced him”.

There is only one generation of people who pierced him. Those who lived within the generation he had gone to.

Also it is a quote from:

Zechariah 12:10-11

“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication.

They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”

I want us to see what John wants you to know that the age of grace and supplication has come because of the death of Jesus. I also want you to see how this would come into fruition. See verse 11.

“On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be as great as the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.”

Note it has to do with the weeping in Jerusalem.

John as such is pointing out to the impending destruction that will happen very soon from time he wrote this.

He is saying the time Jesus returns in the clouds will coincide with the destruction of Jerusalem.

In AD70.

Let me tell you what you are really missing out.

We really ought to realise the Bible is predominantly written by Jews. When the Jews speak about “heaven and earth”. It’s actually referring to the Temple.

The inner court is called “heaven”. The outer court “earth” and the most outer court “sea”.

The high priest was the only person who could enter “heaven”. The priest the “earth”. The common man including the Gentile worshipped at the “sea”.

The unfortunate thing is that we think heaven means the sky and earth means the ground.

That’s because we are students of Greek thinking.

Dear friends. The Temple was destroyed in AD70. That’s when heaven and earth disappeared.

The Bible also speaks about a new “heaven and earth” where there is no sea. It is important to note you are the temple of the Holy Spirit and a royal priest.

Hence there is no need for a most outer court as all of us have been made priests and are ushered into the outer and inner court. There are no more “non priest people”.

We are actually thus “the new heaven and earth”. There is thus no more sea. God has now together with Jesus made us his home.

John 14:23
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

Revelation 21:1-3
A New Heaven and a New Earth
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.

His dwelling place is among his people since AD70.

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One thought on “Every eye shall see him?

  1. after reading your other recent articles, one thing I don’t understand is why are jewish people still following old covenant teaching? when they saw him in the clouds wouldn’t they all change to believing in Jesus Christ at that moment? if satan is under our feet, why do we still get sick and so much evil prevails in this world? I definitely find your articles interesting. thank you

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