To what difference between the
gods of men or The God of man…
wherein the gods of men were given
attributes desired by the people,
whom would be so inclined to bow to
them… to worship them for the needs
of the people [desires] to be prayed
for… the wishes fulfilled [like a genie]
and happiness to doing as they wanted
[or had become accustomed to] to continue.
There is where the difference is to be
discovered… but for one God is told
we will partake of a cup [should we do
it that way]… a cup of trembling, this then
our own choice and choosing… our own
personal cup of the sorrows of vanity,
by not laying claim to the gift of eternity,
eternal life, which renders the things we
might obtain here in this life…
to useless fodder and so temporal.
1 Corinthians 15:28 KJV And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Since all things have not yet been made subject under the hands of Christ Jesus, it can clearly be signs of The Messiah to come [the second time] will be when this occurs.
1 Peter 3:22 KJV Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
Romans 13:1 KJV Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
THESE ABSTRACTS FROM http://www.biblestudytools.com/isaiah/51-17-compare.html
17. Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, &c.–( Isaiah 52:1 ).
drunk–Jehovah’s wrath is compared to an intoxicating draught because it confounds the sufferer under it, and makes him fall ( Job 21:20 , Psalms 60:3 , 75:8 , Jeremiah 25:15 Jeremiah 25:16 , 49:12 , Zechariah 12:2 , Revelation 14:10 ); (“poured out without mixture”; rather, “the pure wine juice mixed with intoxicating drugs”).
of trembling–which produced trembling or intoxication.
wrung . . . out–drained the last drop out; the dregs were the sediments from various substances, as honey, dates, and drugs, put into the wine to increase the strength and sweetness.
18. Following up the image in Isaiah 51:17, intoxicated and confused by the cup of God’s anger, she has none to guide her in her helpless state; she has not yet awakened out of the sleep caused by that draught. This cannot apply to the Babylonish captivity; for in it they had Ezekiel and Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah, as “guides,” and soon awoke out of that sleep; but it applies to the Jews now, and will be still more applicable in their coming oppression by Antichrist.
Can we not then see the importance Jesus [as The Messiah] is to have, having come once already: living, dying for us all [the Paschal lamb of God Himself] and for our sins, resurrecting and showing us there is life beyond this one.
Please look at the abstraction below… the link provided beneath it.
Afflictions are sent to bring men to turn from their sins, and to understand God’s truth. Here is a believing appeal to the mercy of God. It is a comfort that God has been always ready to pardon sin. It is encouraging to recollect that mercies belong to God, as it is convincing and humbling to recollect that righteousness belongs to him. There are abundant mercies in God, not only forgiveness, but forgivenesses. Here are pleaded the reproach God’s people was under, and the ruins God’s sanctuary was in. Sin is a reproach to any people, especially to God’s people. The desolations of the sanctuary are grief to all the saints. Here is an earnest request to God to restore the poor captive Jews to their former enjoyments. O Lord, hearken and do. Not hearken and speak only, but hearken and do; do that for us which none else can do; and defer not. Here are several pleas and arguments to enforce the petitions. Do it for the Lord Christ’s sake; Christ is the Lord of all. And for his sake God causes his face to shine upon sinners when they repent, and turn to him. In all our prayers this must be our plea, we must make mention of his righteousness, even of his only.
Daniel 9:1-27 . DANIEL’S CONFESSION AND PRAYER FOR JERUSALEM: GABRIEL COMFORTS HIM BY THE PROPHECY OF THE SEVENTY WEEKS.
The seventy years exile was a punishment, but not a full atonement, for the sin of the people; this would come only after seventy prophetic weeks, through Messiah.
Seventy weeks–namely, of years; literally, “Seventy sevens”; seventy heptads or hebdomads; four hundred ninety years; expressed in a form of “concealed definiteness” [HENGSTENBERG], a usual way with the prophets.
He is no longer represented as the theocratic King, the Antitype of David, but as the Servant of God and Son of man; at the same time the cross being the way to glory (compare Daniel 9:1-27 with Daniel 2:34 Daniel 2:35 Daniel 2:44 , 12:7 ).
the vision–the further revelation as to Messiah in connection with Jeremiah’s prophecy of seventy years of the captivity. The charge to “understand” is the same as in Matthew 24:15 , where Rome primarily, and Antichrist ultimately, is referred to.
The period of the world times, and of Israel’s depression, from the Babylonian captivity to the millennium, though abounding more in afflictions (for example, the two destructions of Jerusalem, Antiochus’ persecution, and those which Christians suffered), contains all that was good in the preceding ones, summed up in Christ, but in a way visible only to the eye of faith. Since He came as a servant, He chose for His appearing the period darkest of all as to His people’s temporal state. Always fresh persecutors have been rising, whose end is destruction, and so it shall be with the last enemy, Antichrist.
Accordingly, the people’s sufferings are reflected in the picture of the suffering Messiah.
Who then is The Christ, The Messiah… but Jesus Christ, and it is high time we see Him for who He was, is and is to come, God almighty Himself.
So Jesus’ death seemed the triumph of the world, but was really its defeat ( John 12:31 ).