One of the critical aspects of the "millennium" has to do with the beast in this verse:
4Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with
Sometimes I just have to let it out or I'll burst!! Praise God, He is sooooooooooo glorious!! Just a glimpse of Him, makes my heart soar!! Just a touch and this earthen vessel is overwhelmed!! Before I even got out of bed this morning, He filled me afresh!! I woke as I often do with a worship song in my head. As I began to ponder it's words, I felt His glorious Spirit rise within me!! I lay there worshipping our awesome God with tears running down my cheeks!! Oh how amazing He is, sometimes He leaves
Romans 5:20, "But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more"
Ephesians 1:7, "In Him we have redemption … according to the riches of His grace"
What Is Grace? Grace is the love and favor of God toward man, God's forgiving mercy. The grace of God is spontaneous, unmerited, and almighty directed. Grace is the source of the whole scheme of redemption. Solomon describes wisdom as a grace. Most all references to grace in the Old Testament
A few weeks ago, my pastor interjected a thought mid-stream in his sermon that seemed to be random. I didn't get the connection of this thought with the rest of the message. C'est la vie.
His seemingly unrelated train of thought was this:
"You know, sometimes we get distracted. And when we get distracted,
that leads to disinterest which leads to defeat."
I haven't been able to get that off of my mind. He's right. He's more than right
I'm attempting to learn more about Jews.
The more research I do on this subject, the more confused I get.
One thing I'm attempting to do research on is Zionism. Some things I read make it sound like it's a system of government, but it's all... very confusing.