In the Bible study of the last chapter in Daniel, you commented that God does not work with both the church and Israel at the same time.
I kinda disagree with you, and you are invited to disagree with me too. There is two occasions that God did in fact work with Israel and the Church. The first time was between the first day of the creation of the Church at Pentecost to the destruction of the Temple 70 AD, and between the re-establishment of the nation of Israel (1948 or 1967 when Jerusalem became under Israel control) to the Rapture of the Church. These in my view is when Israel and the Church co-exist. In both case the duration was and will be short lived.
I want to start off by saying that I love what you are doing. The problem that I have is that my wife blames everything that happens in the world on God. I remember reading in the Old Testament that we are the ones that asked for a King to lead us. To me, that means that all that has happened is our fault. God is just waiting to come back to show us that we are not right and “man can’t walk on his own two feet more or less rule himself.” Whether this is right or not, please help her understand that God is not to blame for the corrupt world we live in. Thanks for your love and faith. Keep doing what you doing, please!
I think it is pretty easy to get the feeling reading the Bible that God really loves people and likes us to spend time with him in a personal relationship. I’m not sure but I think there is a verse about humans being created for His pleasure. Do you think that this world and time the Bible speaks of is Gods’ first or only creation? If creation was for His pleasure, what do you suppose God did for the eons before the last six thousand years?
I know I sin, but how much will God forgive me from the same sin? Is it OK to ask for forgiveness from a sin I commit that I know I will again commit but I enjoy it and having the idea that I will not just stop commit the sin but just not do it as much? I have a feeling of guilt about it that I wonder and sometimes I wonder if what it is I’m doing is really a sin.
Our family has been reading through Daniel (because one of my son’s favorite story is there) and also through Luke (because of the season). My question to you is What is the significance of Gabriel (called by name) being the messenger in both books? Any other insight you have about these two books relationships would also be appreciated.
Thanks for all of your blessing to us and I pray that God blesses you abundantly also.