Yes, He draws the line--as in 'cut off.'
20 Then the LORD said: "I have pardoned, according to your word; 21 but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORDó 22 because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice, 23 they certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it.
26 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 27 "How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who complain against Me? I have heard the complaints which the children of Israel make against Me. 28 Say to them, 'As I live,' says the LORD, 'just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you: 29 The carcasses of you who have complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above. 30 Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun, you shall by no means enter the land which I swore I would make you dwell in. 31 But your little ones, whom you said would be victims, I will bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised. 32 But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness. 33 And your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness. 34 According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My rejection. 35 I the LORD have spoken this. I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.'"
36 Now the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation complain against him by bringing a bad report of the land, 37 those very men who brought the evil report about the land, died by the plague before the LORD. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive, of the men who went to spy out the land.
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
you say that you see the "Ishmaels" and the "Isaacs" are still existing side by side still. We are told who the "Ishmaels" are:
Gal 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
Gal 4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
Gal 4:24 Which things are an allegory
: for these are the two covenants
; the one from the mount Sinai
, which engendereth to bondage, which is Hagar.
Gal 4:25 For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is
, and is in bondage with her children
Gal 4:30 Nevertheless what saith the Scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son
: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
So, just who are these "Ishmaels" in your opinion? Who is that God made a covenant with, now; that still are living under that covenant (out of ignorance).
Who do you see these "Ishmaels" as??
And how do you handle all the scripture referring to the "soon" coming of Christ to abolish the old, which was "vanishing away, yet still defer it to 2000 plus years.
Were the apostles wrong in their time predictions??
Heb 1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son
, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
Act 3:24 Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.
1Pet 1:20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.
1Cor 10:11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
Heb 9:26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but [u]now
[/u], once at the end of the ages
, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
Jas 5:3 Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You
have heaped up treasure in the last days
1Jn 2:18 Little children, it is the last hour
; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour
Interestingly to me, that in Matthew, Jesus says no one knows the "hour", but yet less than 40 years later; it "is the last hour".
Dan 12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end
; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
Mt 24:34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation
will by no means pass away till all these things take place.
Jn 14:19 "A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me.
Because I live, you will live also."
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching
Heb 10:36-37 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: "For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry."
Rom 13:11-12 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand
. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Rom 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan
under your feet shortly
. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Jas 5:7-9 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord
. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
why would James tell them to be patient "until" the coming, if the coming wasn't yet for more than 2000 years.
1Pet 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand
; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
Phil 4:5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand
1Cor 1:4-8 I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, That you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, So that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting
for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will also confirm you
to the end, that you
may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Cor 7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short
, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none,
Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants--things which must shortly take place
. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,
Rev 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near
Rev 22:10 And he said to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand
and on and on....
I understand your view, by looking at the world and applying your paradigm to it.
I have a hard time seeing that all these "imminent" scriptures are yet to have happened;
these types of scriptures have led me to question my paradigm.