What ever happened to “the Bible explains itself “? Is it just a talking point we hope will distract people from our dangerous flirting with Judaism? When the issue was the time and date of Christ returning from glory some people chose to give up on the Scriptures and decided to depend on the vision of a girl who could barely read. If they could not find the answer to the time and date of Christ’s return they should not be trusted with anything, least of all guarding the people for whom Christ died.
Those of us who spend hours looking for the threads that connect with our faith in the passion and exaltation of Yeshua from Nazareth know that the issues of life and death are not resolved by looking at shadows. Shadows like the events and materials of ancient history have no light. They are moons. Light comes exclusively from the sun and the Son of God. There is neither light nor life in the Levitical tent, no spiritual value in the exodus, no guarantee of a moral high ground in the patriarchal practices or the monarchy.
The answers to our questions are right there in plain language. If your contemporary language fails blame the translation, but by all means do not rely on a prophet or pastor.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are prophesying to you. They are leading you into futility; They speak a vision of their own imagination, Not from the mouth of the Lord.
Talk about going down a rabbit hole is not overplayed
The deposit of Life in Christ is remarkably removed from the Bible. We do not experience the excellent things of the divine nature because we find something in the Bible. We have the abundant life because God has given us His Spirit. You will not die tomorrow if you did not read the Bible. God’s word and the Author of it are resident in us. You show whose you are by caring for other people, not by how well you tell others what God is and wants. God is not in the business of telling anyone the precise timing of any of his actions. Enough already with the chronology.
11. “And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen, And everyone his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ For all will know Me, From the least to the greatest of them. 12. “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And I will remember their sins no more.” 13. When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.
You will certainly grieve the Holy Spirit if you do not love without pretense.
Going off into vision was not a light exercise. Christ is light, bread and life. Moses never had and cannot give these things.