When one’s ways are in conflict with another…
find you a humble love to abide in your heart,
there can be nothing greater than to listen to
what one might say, a humbling place to start,
Love is patient… love is kind, and to do this is
better than simply saying the words of our faith,
even in the face of intense hatred toward God
Himself… when love is not known by one’s kith,
strikingly… even contrast and contradiction can
come by means of one’s view to said prophecy,
this is a time and place where no one can make
an absurd claim they have a right to any privacy,
so let the world know there is but one truth… but
one denial… and but one deceiver to God’s truth,
for it is better to know God approves of what you’d
do than be found against Him- loss of your worth.
There is conflict and the conflict comes in the form of two differing viewpoints to prophecy itself; furthermore, the two differing claims which have been made are antithetical to one another and form a paradox. The ‘antinomy‘ of such an occurrence can be said to be due to ‘the information paradox,’ something as simply coming from two different groups (within the monotheistic umbrella of origins: Judaic, christian and Muslim) but are believed (by both parties) to be true and exclusive. Since logic says only one will be found true (if they appear to be opposed to one another) and what remains will be false… hence the paradox. Furthermore, it must be couched in ‘truth‘ and have the balance of veracity owed to it from past prophecy (the historical and proven accuracy) and source of the prophecy to be known [not hearsay]; wherein the gauge is applied (or applicable) to all humanity– Israel and the nations.
[Below comes from ‘John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible,’ and found here]
Fear ye not, neither be afraid
Of the accomplishment of prophecies and promises, and of professing the true God, and of adhering to Jesus Christ, the only Redeemer and Savior; or of the gods of the Heathens, and of persecuting tyrants, and what they can do against you, and in favor of their idolatrous religion: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? is there a God besides me? that is a true God; for there were many fictitious and false deities, but none omniscient and omnipotent, that could foretell future events, and accomplish them as he did; there is no god but the one God, Father, Son, and Spirit; for this an appeal is made to the witnesses: yea, there is no God, I know not any; or, there is “no rock”; or, is there any? a word used for God, (Deuteronomy 32:4Deuteronomy 32:18Deuteronomy 32:30Deuteronomy 32:31), there is no rock to build upon for salvation, no rock for shelter and safety, but Christ the rock of ages, on which the church is built, and the gates of hell cannot prevail against it, (Matthew 16:18), and if God, who is omniscient, knows none else, there can be no other.
Revelation 22:6-7 6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. 7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
Colossians 3:1-8 is a good set of scripture to take to heart. As to those opposed to following Jesus Christ… for them is found to become ensnared by their own belief, thinking they are right, and all issues settled… but they will have set themselves up for ‘the Day of the Lord.’
Revelation 16:12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.
Revelation 16:16 Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
Zephaniah 1:7 (KJV) Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.
20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.
18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:
5 Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Here is an article posted back in 2012, Dec. 5th, on the blessings and curses of God [I do hope you’ll find it informative] and one on the Bride (the church), this one posted Sept. 10th, 2015, concerning ‘the Rapture.’ This article is also posted here.