His ways are not searchable according to a pattern that man assumes God is bound to keep. There may be a pattern you cannot see yet. I don't believe Christ, for example, is going to literally kill mankind with a literal sword literally jutting out of his mouth per Revelation 19. Christ says he will judge the world with his word because he came not to destroy men's lives but to save. God is under no obligations to fulfill any prophecy according to man's perceived patterns.
...the sWord, two sided can separate in the tapestry of life, the threads of truth from the threads of error..
The sWord of God out of Jesus' mouth.. truth slays lies.. Light slays darkness
I.e, agree with Eaglesway..
Me too. The reason I brought up revelation 19 is because I do not believe that there is a physical/literal fulfillment of that scripture prophecy. in other words I do not believe Christ is going to literally put a literal sword in his mouth and go about killing humanity literally by cutting them up into pieces. I believe that scripture fully metaphorical.
Yes Marie and Seth everyones contributions really , all this as of late has been
dynamic in learning
I do see the Sword of the Spirit coming to to slice and dice and cut away shredding to ribbons , these false images we have about ourselves and how we are supposed to be
according to the law , this law that puts us to death first the mirror image we think the Lord expects from us , but its a false image of God and of ourselves to God
being dead cannot make alive and cannot change
it takes to coming of the Lord Jesus Christ [ Sword of the Spirit of His Mouth ] to blast that image right out of the temple of our hearts !! man has always tried to do it on his own first and makes a monster a beast out of his own vain imaginations from his own heart whom is ruling and reigning as a king of the earth , his own life
as you judge so shall you be judged [ the beastly nature tries so hard to be LIKE GOD , and is so deceptive even the elect can be fooled if not for the Holy Spirit within them [ with prodded conviction , hold back , till the time the LORD COMES to slay with the breath [SPIRIT /SWORD WORD OF HIS COMMING ]
my own conviction was feeling like a hypocrit a play actor , pretending to be somthing holy and was not holy , but guilty as charged , this causes the anger and frustration and hating the whore [ false church ] a trap set for us all the fail in first ..... this darkness is the most desolate place where we weep and gnash our teeth for the pain of not being the very image of God we think we should be , but its a false sense of security and soon leaves us in a war within ourselves thats beyond a natural event , its somthing of a shaking and slicing and seperating that is painful to endure ..... the chasting of the Lord is very sharp and painful , you remember that battle and never want to experience it again ,
mercy becomes your plea , LORD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL !!
If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Rev 13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. [ we are trying to be holy images of Gods son and speak like a lamb but oh the accuser is there judging all flesh and sentencing death on all , but themselves ] its the doom and gloom message
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
[satans power of the liar and murderer from the begining the condemnation we felt when we first needed to be saved and the Lord showed mercy to heal us from that stroke of death when the LAW come SLAYED US DEAD , now we have become the two fold sons of hell , twice dead!! a beast before Him , the land beast is all adam the sea monster is the Babylon self rightous spirit , thinking its right always and holding a false image of God in our hearts ! ] this one is worse than the first one !! an image , a fake idea mirror of the old man of whom he forgot who he was we need Jesus WE NEED HIS MIRROR IMAGE TO reflect perfect love and eyes of the Father to see what we are really supposed to look like , and be like and immitate !!
Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
this is the FALSE IMAGE OF THE BEAST , "if you dont see it like me , your dead by the letter of the law [every word of GOD every jot and tittle ] ! and judge and condemn all mankind " :( its aweful to be in that state of being !!!!
but you dont even know it , because your twice dead , soul and spirit to God ! building up treasure for yourself that will be a witness against you , the word you speak will judge you in the last day !! last day of your so called beastly life and nature !
to be cleansed is painful and deadly to that beast and image the shattering can be heard to the very core of your being / soul !
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
man of sin / old adam and son of perdition /loss and destruction
both having the false image of Gods glory and power to save , its JESUS CHRIST WHOM makes war with these false concepts and images to be torn down to dust and burned in the fire of death and thn makes NEW LIFE SPRING FORTH PLANTED BY THE FATHER IN OUR HEARTS !
ECC 3 has always blessed me to know its truth
its GOD WHOM DOES THIS THOUGHH JESUS CHRIST , THE MIGHTY WARRIOR faithful and true whom destrys the false images and tears them down to dust and ashes for us all , in the FATHERS TIME this is why no man knows the time nor hour , none but God when HIS mercy comes after the destruction and slaying of the wicked within us all each and everyone in their own order by the LORDS WORK HIS OWN SPIRIT AND LIVING WORD SHARP SWORD TWO EDGED HEB 4 !! .....
Ecc 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Ecc 3:2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
Ecc 3:3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
Ecc 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Ecc 3:5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Ecc 3:6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
Ecc 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Ecc 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecc 3:9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
Ecc 3:10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
Ecc 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end
Ecc 3:12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
Ecc 3:13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
Ecc 3:14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
Ecc 3:15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
Ecc 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
Ecc 3:17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
Ecc 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
Ecc 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
Ecc 3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Ecc 3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
Ecc 3:22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
I thank God he is still dealing with me still showing His mercy STILL , this I know all will be saved by HIS OWN WORK !! its so humbling and rewarding to just find out how He does it
for so many , many years just having faith knowing that HE WOULD , never knowing how He would just knowing He would do a perfect work in all and never ever , ever fails any of us
Believe now and can say now!!! more than ever WE LOVE HIM and see HIM PERFECT and glorious and beautiful !!! GOD our Savior of the whole world !!