End Times

Notes from 9/29/11

Today is Jewish holiday: Rosh Hashanah: (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im (“Days of Awe”) which occur in the fall.  Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru’ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]). Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey.

shofar:  is a horn, traditionally that of a ram, used for Jewish religious purposes. Shofar-blowing is incorporated in synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Shofar come in a variety of sizes.

nugget:  Saul – anoited by Samual      David: anoited by oil/horn    Solomon: last King of Israel

June ~ brief review of our notes from the previous week

Ephesians 2:1-10

Made Alive in Christ

1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

“The mighty prince of pwer of the air” is Satan.  Paul’s readers believed that Satan and the eveil spiritual forces inhabited the region between earth and sky.  Satan is thus pictured as ruling an evil spiritual kingdom – the demons and those who are against Christ.  Satan means: the accuser.”  He is also called the Devil.  In the resurrection , Christ was victorious over Satan and his power.  Therefore, Jesus Christ is the permanent ruler of the whole world: Satan is only the temporary ruler of the part of the world that chooses to follow him.    Satan is in control of the world’s system but he’s NOT in control of ME!!!  Government works in darkness.

We are not from this world, but instead we are seated in the heavens.

exousia – means power – power of the air

pneuma – means spirit

XWR (hebrew) ruwach   ruah or breath/wind

Hebrew – Spirit – ruwach – Breath, life or by resemblance “spirit” but only of a rational being including it’s expression and functions.
Greek – Spirit – pneuma - (a) human as in the rational (and immortal) soul, or (b) superhuman as in angels, demons or (c) divine as in God, Christ’s spirit or theHoly Spirit.
God breathe’s life into our spirit and that is why we aren’t controlled by the devil.

We are being led by the Spirit of God.

Unbelievers are being led by Prince of Darkness

God has no evil in Him.  People have free will, must be careful if you give yourself over to the wrong power!

Paul wrote about our old sinful nature.  Here Paul emphasizes that we do not need to live any longer under sin’s power.  The penalty of sin and its power over us were miraculously destroyed by Christ on the cross.  Through faith in Christ we stand acquitted, or not quilty, before God.  God does not take us out of the world or make us robots – we will still feel like sinning and sometimes we will sin.  The differences is that before we became Christians, we were dead in sin and were slaves to our sinful nature.  But now we are alive with Christ.

Ephesians 6:12

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

John 12:31

31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.

The prince of this world is Satan, an angel who rebelled against God. Satan is real, not symbolic, and is constantly working against God and those who obey him.  Satan is tempted Eve in the garden and persuaded her to sin: he tempted Jesus in the wilderness and did not persuade him to fall.  Satan has great power but people can be delivered from his reign of spiritual darkness because of Christ’s victory on the cross.  Satan is powerful, but Jesus is much more powerful. Jesus’s resurrection shattered Satan’s deathly power.  To overcome Satan we need faithful allegiance of God’s Word, determination to stay away from sin, and the support of other believers.

A few more scripture ‘ Who’s in charge of the world?   John 14:28, Hebrew 2:9, Phil 2:5-8, 2 Cor 4:4, 1 John 5:19

June – added to the timeline

#1  Innocence Adam & Eve

God wanted company someone to love him and for Adam & Eve to love God.

The Fall of Adam & Eve:

Responsibility – do not eat from one tree in the garden (Tree of Life)

Man’s failure:  Genesis 3:6

Consequences:  Genesis 3:14  fall of Adam and Eve

#2 Conscience

now there is SIN.  God deals  with us by sending the holy spirit to you (conviction).  Those that follow me will never know shame.  I want you to know who your daddy is!!!  that’s conviction.

I love all your commandments.  There will be no condemnation.

Genesis 3:15

15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush[b] your head,
and you will strike his heel.”

Enmity:    hatred

You:         Satan

Woman:  Mary

Offspring:  seed sperma

Her:         seed (sperm)

Crush:     death

Devil:       bruise

1st Messianic from messiah
I’m a sinner saved by grace.

Written on October 11th, 2011 , Uncategorized

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