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Often it has been said we live in the time of the end.  But how can we be absolutely sure we live in the end of time??  We have to be ready for Jesus to come at all times we can be, but how are we to know that we live in the end of time??  Time of the end.

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End time started 22 October 1844 How do we know this? read:

Rev 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
Rev 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
Rev 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
Rev 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
Rev 10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
Rev 10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
Rev 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Rev 10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
Rev 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
Rev 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Rev 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

Earth meaning America where the message of William Miller was preached pre-1844  Sea meaning other parts of the world where it was also preached. 

Time Should be no longer Means the time of the Gentiles are now over Rev 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. Those 42months squares well with the time for the Gentiles. And as you know the time for the Jews ended at the Cross. Mat 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

The Little Book refers to the Book of Daniel that was the main Book that William Miller based his prediction that Jesus would return 1844. 

Sweet as honey refers to the understanding that Jesus would come Bitter in the belly refers to the disappointment that Jesus did not come again in 1844 

Prophecy Again refers to that the end time message of the 3 Angels was to be preached. 


 

Adding this cryptic verse from Daniel helps to understand as well:

Dan 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Sealed up to the Time of the end Clearly in the light of Rev 10 can only mean that the Book of Daniel as William Miller was studying around and before 1844 will nail this end time down a bit more. 

Happy Sabbath,

We can clearly tell that it is the end time due to the signs all around us

ELLEN G. WHITE STATES

 "In the last scenes of this earth's history, war will rage. There will be pestilence, plague and famine. The waters of the deep will overflow their boundaries. Property and life will be destroyed by fire and flood."(E.White, Mar174, 1897)

Thus the bible says:

Daniel 12:4 ...'even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.'

But someone will correctly retort that these things have always been. What solid answer can we give 

Hi BESS, 

Yes as Jason says most of these things are happening all the time although this sentence caught my interest. 

"The waters of the deep will overflow their boundaries." 

I just came to think about the Greenhouse effect and how Glaciers are melting a lot faster than they are replaced with ice and snow it is predicted that the north pole ice cap will very soon be totally lost, all this with resulting rise in the oceans As I live here in Australia we hear a lot about some Pacific Islands are totally inundated with seawater and those Islands are therefore rendered uninhabitable and New Zealand has already taken in what we call "environmental refugees" So that sentence is coming true this very time. 

OK

you may check these links and I do hope and trust that it they will be of more help to all 

http://www.signs-of-end-times.com/ 

http://www.end-times-prophecy.org/are-we-living-in-the-end-times.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AllZom991L4

YOU JUST DESCRIBED THE OLD TESTAMENT.

END TIMES BEGAN WHEN JESUS WAS BETRAYED AND NAILED TO CROSS.  ASK HIS DISCIPLES, IF YOU CAN FIND THEM.  THEY'LL TELL YOU THE SAME THING.

People are different & it is hard to agree on God-study.

Your not wrong Andrew, where does it say in Scripture, how to read Scripture correctly....such procedure must be found in one place, not all over the Bible...is this not an important question?

What does this verse mean ?

Isa 28:9 ¶ Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

Wee SDA have been babes for years, drinking milk all the time, trusting in our holy translators to give us English... meanings to the Hebrew... did they do a good job ? Fuzzy yes, consistent no.

The first Hebrew word "tsav" has only three verses that use the term, both here already and one in Hosea, so this offer no  help.

The second Hebrew word "qav" has 15 verses of context....

Isa 44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line;

This picture explains the use of line...it is a way to measure Scripture, line by line...

When a dry rock layer, or brick layer lays bricks, he does this in small bricks in his hand, lining up each brick line by line...

So we must read Scripture in child like doses, line by line, until we grow up in the full measure of truth.

This means we must look up all the bricks before lining them up.

What makes it hard is we all have grown up reading the small child like doses differently...

No do we read or try to read the Hebrew for consistency in our English...

Shalom

I don't know much Hebrew but I do know we are to read the scriptures and seek with everything to abide by it.

Q4: How does the Bible say the Bible should be studied?

Hypothesis: How does the Bible say the Bible should be studied?

Introduction: Many people assume they can read their Bible anyway they like, and get any message they like. Will this lead to "truth" ? Not really. You can prove anything you like from Scripture if you doubt it's power. So it's important we ask the Bible itself how the Bible books should be read.

Method: See the Bible passages from one place in one Book.

Conclusion: The Bible method for reading Scripture found across one passage of two chapters of Scripture is as follows:-

  • (1) Measure truth using big and little marks..
  • (2) Build truth from the standard of Jesus.
  • (3) Plumb the truth against the judgement of other marks.
  • (4) Plough deeply until ..straight, soft and humble
  • (5) Beware of human traditions and false prophets..
  • (6) Behold the miracle wonder of meekness during study..
  • (7) Listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit..

    Discussion:


    In the beginning...it's OK to start on milk..

    Isa 28:9 ¶ Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

    Here the passage begins, from the book of Isaiah how to read our Bibles. We start off the idea we are babies drinking milk.

    It's OK to read our Bibles as milk if a beginner.

    Here we see the first poetry picture simile. When a baby begins as a babe, only milk is used, but as the baby matures stronger foods are used, as nourishment.

  • Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
  • Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

    It is a very sad day indeed to see adult people still feeding upon the milk of the word, especially claiming to have spent years growing in Jesus.


    (1) Measure truth using big and little marks..

    Isa 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

  • Here we see another poetry picture simile. When you measure something you start from a fixed known mark and measure from big marks and little marks until your object is judged by the big and little marks on your measuring standard. Thus when measuring any object, your need a standard and big and little marks that all must line up with what you're measuring. This poetry picture simile means to look up all references on whatever measuring of a word topic your studying and compare everything with that topic with everything the Bible has to say about that topic. That makes logic sense. Of course if you wanted to make a biased assessment, you would deliberately avoid other marks and choose the ones you want to exaggerate because you have some agenda already in mind. Thus highlighting one text over another, you can make any measuring of truth look towards your viewpoint. The Bible says instead, to look at all the evident marks on a topic before making a conclusion. Not only that, the Bible has many other passages to speak about how to read it's holy Scriptures.

    (2) Build truth from the standard of Jesus.

    Isa 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

    When you read any measuring topic against the marks of other Scriptures, always cross reference the marks back to the chief corner stone, who is called Jesus. Since the Scripture Torah was written with Jesus in mind, it makes sense that every topic should be related to Jesus in some way. Thus Scripture should be Christ centered.

    (3) Plumb the truth against the judgement of other marks.
    Isa 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: Isa 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: Various building poetry pictures are presented here, all giving the simile of measuring truth, is found by measuring truth against all the big and little marks found on the topic of study. The message is study everything on the subject, not just here and there. Look up every reference. Than plumb the new theory of faith with the older known theories of faith, so we do not disregard the old building blocks in our wall of truth. (4): Plough deeply until ... straight, soft and humble... Isa 28:23 ¶ Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. 24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?
    (5): Beware of the traditions of men..the false prophets..

    Here in this verse are many Hebrew words that mean "marks" like on a "ruler". The measurement we have in mind is lined up with the big marks and little marks on the ruler.

    Here we see another poetry picture simile. When building a building from stone, each stone is aligned back to the corner stone, so the message of the wall is straight true and without error.

    The "plummet" was a "weighted mark" used to make a building go up straight and true, that all the building blocks under study were found aligning themselves to the truth of the measurement.

    Plough deeply the Words of the Bible, break down every clod into Hebrew meaning, and make sure you have the fine tithe of meaning, pure, uncluttered and unbiased. Ploughing removes the pride from our soils, so the tilth is soft enough for others to receive. Ploughing develops the humility required to be our brother's keeper.

  • Isa 29:4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
  • Isa 29:9 ¶ Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink
  • Isa 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
  • Isa 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

    The Bible is not sealed that none cannot read it or understand. For the Holy Spirit will bring all who read the Scriptures into present truth.

  • Joh 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
  • Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

    Beware of the traditions and commandments of men, false prophets who do not read Scripture correctly. Trust only in your Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to teach you, not a human priest.

    Mt 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    Mt 7:15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

    Beware of those who pretend to do good, but they are two faced, mouse water, skin deep Christians who teach only the commandments of men.


    (6):Bible study is a miracle wonder producing meekness..

  • Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
  • Isa 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD,

    Bible study promises to not only grind your pride into fine tilth, and make you humble before GOD, it also comes with the miracle of meekness, being fixed on Jesus power flowing through your life.

    Isa 29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

    Such Bible study promises to keep your erring and to help you see the true doctrines of the LORD.


    (7): Finally ask the Holy Spirit to talk to you..

    Isa 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

    Beward of false smooth messages that deceive and seek to gain from you...

    Isa 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

    The Holy Spirit talks to you guiding you into all truth.

    How do you know you have the real Spirit talking to you? By your fruits, ye shall know them. Test yourself, how is my character? Is it like Jesus ?

    Jeff Benner theme

Try reading how to study Scripture on our website. Shalom

The end times corresponds to the work, or the events in which God ordained to unfold in the world. This seems evident by what we are shown in the book of Revelation.

Rev 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

God is on a time schedule as we see from other scriptures.

Galatians 4:4

4But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5to redeem those under the Law, that we might receive our adoption as sons.…

Mark 1:15

"The time is fulfilled," He said, "and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the gospel!"

The mystery of God is about redemption, it’s about adopting sons into the God family; sons of God, children of God becoming as God.

But I digress because this is not your question. The end-time or the last days begin at the point of the cross, and from that time onward there has been a continuous movement towards finishing of the mystery of God.

Heb.1:1On many past occasions and in many different ways, God spoke to our fathers through the prophets. 2But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.

God speaks to us in these in last days by Jesus, who is the last prophet. God doesn’t no longer us prophets, there are no new prophecy. Those who may speak are expounding upon the written word that has already been spoken.

The bible says, in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son. What does Jesus say about the end-time?

Matthew 24:3 While Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will all this happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?”

Jesus opened their understanding of events that would extend to the end of the age. So, the end-times starts with Jesus and it will end with his coming and the beginning of a new age.

But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

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