Gen. 6:6 says, “And the Lord was sorry He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.” I am so perplexed by this statement. God, being omniscient, had fore-knowledge of everything. So why was He sorry He had made man knowing what they would do? Being a parent, I can understand the grief in His heart.
King David suffered some consequences of his sins. He should have been stoned for adultery and murder. Why didn’t he suffer the full judgment of his consequences? I am now suffering consequences of my adultery. I am praying that I change from the inside out and I am seeking personal transformation. Also I have been praying for a miracle that my marriage will survive. I keep getting told that there is no condemnation in Christ, and that I am forgiven, and that Jesus will comfort me and provide for me, but I am still to suffer the consequences of my actions. No one seems to speak about a miracle from Jesus to heal my marriage that has been damaged by my actions. Is there a miracle for me and my family?
It is my understanding that the wedding between Christ and His bride (the church) will take place shortly after the rapture. Since Israel will not recognize Christ as their Messiah until after the rapture, and since God still obviously loves his chosen people, will they too be considered part of “the bride” in the millennial kingdom, or will only those who were raptured hold that title?
According to 1st Corinthians 13:9, Paul speaks of “prophesying in part” and many people today point to that as justification for the many “prophecies” today being way off or completely wrong. Personally I don’t see that as being correct, and Deuteronomy speaks specifically of prophets having to be 100% correct or face dire consequences. Do you see justification for the many “prophets” today being wrong? Can we trust those people to be speaking for God?
My question is concerning Revelation chapter 4 verses 2 and 3.
Rev 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. Rev 4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Who is the one who sits upon the throne? Is this Jesus? If it is, how does it fit with these verses in chapter 5?
Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. Rev 5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
If the one on the throne is Jesus, and we know that the lamb is Jesus, how does Jesus take the scroll from Himself? If the one on the throne is not Jesus, is it God the Father? If so, how is John able to look upon Him? Any help you could give to this matter would be most appreciated.