Have you ever wondered why God, Jesus,
would take your penalty of sin and die?
This is much more than just symbolic…
it is God’s solution, to cause men to try
and understand how strongly God loves
us… to become man and die for man’s sin,
to cover us in our sin state, to wash us,
so God does not see it, heaven to win
more souls of humanity… of all mankind,,,
benefit from God’s loving heart, sacrifice,
to accept His love is to know contrition…
to ask forgiveness, to believe… His grace,
to die for all mankind, to be found as
acceptable in God’s eyes, He is a personal
God… can’t you see Him for all He did for
you… for me, not brief here, the supernal,
there is sound reason lambs are symbolic
to: people, herd-thought, followers true…
to disregard the danger we find ourselves
in, to follow the lead off a cliff with no clue,
therein sets the tone, meaning and reason
for our personal need for God, our Shepherd…
it was Him, Jesus… The good Shepherd laid
down His life to protect us when we feared
for our lives but know by His actions have
we been spared, know His loving deliverance…
He will only oppose those standing against
Him or His own, this is not a blind reliance.
There are so many people thinking ‘their view’ or ‘their god’ is the same as any other. The ‘living God’ is the one that parted the Red Sea… to deliver His own people from certain destruction. Then, the lamb’s blood was to mark the doors, the Passover, to be seen as an archetype (a precursor) to the final protected act of a returning ruler- in Christianity… the second coming of Jesus Christ Himself. Unfortunately, there are still some Christians that do not believe in ‘the rapture [Harpazo],’ and yet passover (protection from the most significant plague… the loss of the first born male child) points to this truth in a strikingly clear manner. There are many parallels throughout the Bible… this is one of the end times [foretold] events (prophecies) which correlates and resounds time and time again. What all believers will agree on is the certainty of the return, or second coming, of Jesus Christ to earth. This event [advent] is called the ‘Parousia [parousiva]’ and we should neither be ashamed or doubtful about what the word of God says will surely happen. I must add here… the substitution of Jesus dying for our sins is also known as ‘vicarious atonement,’ and you can see what atonement details here.
[The abstract below comes from this location, and does include the three primary views of most christians… depending on which camp they have settled in for their own views.]
Pretribulationists hold that there follows a period of tribulation for those remaining on earth (Matt. 24), which will last for a thousand years ( Rev 20:5 ). Midtribulationists think that the church will experience three and a half years of the tribulation before being raptured (citing Dan 7:25 , etc. ). Posttribulationists hold that the church will remain on earth throughout the tribulation and that the return of Christ is after that. It is difficult to resist the conclusion that some have been far too confident in the way they interpret some difficult scriptural passages. That Christ will return at the end of the age, bringing “those who have fallen asleep in him” ( 1 Thess 4:14 ) and that living believers will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air is clearly taught ( 1 Thess 4:17 ). So is the fact that all this will be public and open, for the Lord will come “with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God” ( 1 Thess 4:16 ). But we must exercise care in the way we go beyond these words and in our attempts to relate them to other scriptural passages. Whichever way we interpret the difficult passages we must bear in mind Jesus’ exhortation to his followers to watch ( Matt 24:42 ).
Thus throughout the Book of Revelation we are reminded that the power of evil cannot stand up to the might of God. The final triumph of good over evil is brought out in a number of ways, notably in the magnificent vision of the heavenly city and in the vision of the wedding of the Lamb.
This image is found here!
There are some willing to take the stand in their belief the wedding of the bride (the church) will be between the rapture and the second coming. This is based on being depicted as wearing the garments provided for her, seen in Revelation 19:8. The conclusion states, this could only happen after the bride would be examined in the judgement seat of God- the bridegroom Himself, Jesus. It is due to this belief… thought whereby the marriage of the lamb would be prior to the return of Jesus Christ in Revelation 19:11-21.
When we think we understand is when it becomes time to open the box of what we ‘think we know’ to an even deeper truth… God may be found in a box of what we ‘think we know’ but will never be contained by it. God has always been the same… omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient- God Almighty.
According to this ‘New Age Channeler (often demonic in origin),’ going by Red Moon Rising, they await the removal of christians from the earth. If demonic forces wait for this event… to unfold and become a reality… there must be a reason!
I’ve written on the rapture before, see more here, and know there are more than a few papers on this topic, and each of these, by the grace of God, have many and varied hyper-links to information which could be critical to your understanding of this. The imperative here is,”Not To Put God (or what you think you know about God) In A Box.”
34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.
10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.
Please notice in Jeremiah 25:10 the words,” … I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness… !” Respectively, this refers to ‘the church [believers] and God Himself- Jesus.’
[The abstract below comes from this link, and found near the bottom of the page under ‘Critical Commentary’ for the scripture provided.]
For God giveth not the Spirit by measure–Here, again, the sharpest conceivable line of distinction is drawn between Christ and all human-inspired teachers: “They have the Spirit in a limited degree; but God giveth not [to Him] the Spirit by measure.” It means the entire fulness of divine life and divine power. The present tense “giveth,” very aptly points out the permanent communication of the Spirit by the Father to the Son, so that a constant flow and reflow of living power is to be understood (Compare John 1:15 ).
Be found written in the Lamb’s book of life… while there is still time!
This image is found here!
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
P.S. I just found this page [with varied viewpoints and from different people] and thought it could be shared to offer differing views to my own. Test the spirit of it… even what I have written against scripture itself. God gave you a brain that you might use it, to reason with… especially to questions you might have. Just know scripture tells us in Isaiah 1:18… Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.