Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
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- Jul 13, 2012
Myth Busta, BUSTED!Hello Brother Mikehello
I will repost the following just as a refresher:
(look at Numbers 14 and compare the generation who refused the promised land and were consumed in the wilderness after 40 years of wandering with the generation who refused Jesus (the true promised Land) who were consumed in Jerusalem in 70ad after 40 years of wandering (30-70ad) in an abolished old covenant....this is were I am headed....the beginning of the age and the "end of the age" saw a repeat of history! In numbers 14 is found the "biblical pattern" for a generation being 40 years.....in 30ad Jesus gave his olivet discourse....in 70ad it was fulfilled....a 40 year generation....."this generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled.....30-70ad....40 years, one generation, just like the Master said!
Brother Mike, there are some amazing parallels between the first and last generations of the "Mosiac age".
1Cor.10:1-5,11 "Moreover brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and did eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the same spiritual drink, for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them: and that rock was Christ! But with many of them God was nit well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.....11 Now all these things happened unto THEM for examples, UPON WHOM THE ENDS OF THE AGE ARE COME"
Paul tells his first century generation that the experiences of the "exodus generation" were "examples" (Gr.tupos: a type) for THEM (the first century generation), upon whom the end of the age had come!.....Did you get that, he said the "end of the age" had come upon THEM.....2000 years ago.
Heb.9;26 "But now once in the END OF THE AGE hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself"
Did you get it again? Jesus' perfect sacrifice took place at the "end of the age".....2000 years ago.
Kinda lines up with Jesus' own words and his disciples questions.....
"when shall these things be.....and the end of the age......this generation....."
Anyways, 2 apostolic witnesses place the "end of the age" in the first century.....let's move on.
(Key words are "40 years" "generation" and "wilderness")
Num.14:29 "Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness, and all that were numbered of you, all those of 20 years old and upward, which have murmured against me....31 But your little ones which you said would be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised 32 But as for you your carcasses, they shall fall in this wilderness 33 and your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness 34 after the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, Ye shall bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise 35 I the Lord have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered against me, in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there shall they die".
Because of Israels rejection of the promise land, God sentenced the entire "congregation" to a 40 year wilderness wandering resulting in the death of all who did not believe.
Notice the word "congregation". The NT writers give us a better understanding of what was meant.
Heb.3:9-11 "When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works 40 years. Wherefore I was grieved with that
GENERATION, and said, they do always err in their heart, and they have not known my ways. So I aware in my wrath, they shall not enter into my rest."
With this understanding we see that the unbelieving "generation" wandered in the "wilderness" for "40 years" and were consumed in the wilderness, outside the land of rest.
Brother Mike, you gotta see this!
In 30ad Jesys was crucified, the "generation" he came to largely rejected him and his kingdom (the true land of rest).
Just before Jesus' olivet discourse, Jesus says this "Behold your house is left to you desolate"