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Friday, March 10 2017
The Holy Spirit In History and Prophecy: The Spirit Of All True Prophets
"Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began"
Humanity has known many prophets through the ages - some true, but many false (see also Why Are True Prophets Hated? Why Are False Prophets Loved?).
"4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1 KJV)
The world is in a state of "Babylon" (which means confusion i.e. to babble) - a tangled multitude of egotistical religions and hate-minded hypocritical political systems, in which very few recognize, or even more often, are willing to recognize, the only true Way to Salvation (see Who And What Is The Way To Salvation?) and the only Kingdom that will exist when the Messiah returns (see Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative? and The Only Political Party That's Going To Survive).
Being a false prophet in the world is very easy right now because most people want to believe just about anything but the Truth (see Iniquity In History And Prophecy). The reason that there are so many false religious and political prophets is because they, and those who eagerly want to believe their lies, are in a state of rebellion against the Holy Spirit of Truth.
"30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin" (Isaiah 30:1 KJV)
But their time of defiant denial is quickly running out. As in the beginning when the Holy Spirit declared "Let there be light" to a dark planet, the Truth will grow until there is no night remaining (see The Race Toward The Dawn Of The New World). When all has been done, if the rebels do not repent, they are all going to fry for their lies.
"13:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!" (Ezekiel 13:3 KJV)
The Power and Wisdom of God, the Holy Spirit of God, is the means by which all true prophets spoke, not worthlessly of themselves, but the Word of God. Amazingly, even some unbelievers could recognize its power in the true prophets. The Pharaoh of Egypt recognized it in the Israelite patriarch Joseph (see The Pharaoh's Dreams) - and made Joseph the Prime Minister of Egypt, second in authority only to the Pharaoh himself.
"41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (irony upon irony) recognized it in the prophet Daniel (see Nebuchadnezzar's Dream Of The World To Come) - and appointed Daniel (who Nebuchadnezzar called Belteshazzar) the Prime Minister of Babylon, second only to King Nebuchadnezzar himself.
"2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
All of the true prophets of the Holy Scriptures were so because it was the Holy Spirit of God that was providing the Word of God that they spoke.
"3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began." (Acts 3:19-21 KJV)
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This Day In History, March 10
241 BC: The Roman fleet sank 50 Carthaginian ships during the Battle of Aegusa, bringing the First Punic War to an end (see also Send In The Marines).
49 B.C. Julius Caesar "crossed the Rubicon," a small river that separated Cisalpine Gaul from Italy. Caesar's crossing violated a law of the Roman Senate (the Lex Cornelia Majestatis) that stated that a general was not permitted to lead a military force out of the province in which it has been assigned. The action triggered a 3-year civil war that ended with Julius Caesar becoming the ruler of the Roman Republic as it was metastasizing into the Roman empire (see The Politics Of Rome and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).
298: Roman Emperor Maximian concluded his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers and made a triumphal entry into Carthage.
418: Jews were banned from holding public office in the Roman Empire.
1528: Balthasar Hubmaier, a prominent Austrian Anabaptist (see Anabaptists), was burned at the stake as a heretic in Vienna.
1629: King Charles I of England dissolved Parliament, thereby beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.
1656: The Virginia Colony extended voting rights to all free (i.e. white) men regardless of their religion.
1831: The French Foreign Legion was established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo ended the U.S. war with Mexico.
1922: Mahatma Gandhi was arrested by the British governors of India; he was justifiably convicted of sedition ("an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government") and sentenced to 6 years in prison.
1927: Prussia (an area of Germany, not to be confused with Russia) lifted its Nazi ban; Adolf Hitler was then allowed to speak in public (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1945: During the Second World War, 300 U.S. B-29 bombers (with conventional bombs; the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki came a few months later, on August 6 and August 9) bombed Japan's capital in what became known in the U.S. as "the Great Tokyo Air Raid." The resulting firestorm killed 100,000 civilians (the atomic bombings of the other two civilian targets killed or horribly burned another 250,000 men, women and children).
1952: The government of Cuba was overthrown by Fulgencio Batista, who ruled as an obedient Mafia and CIA-backed puppet/stooge dictator until 1959 when he was overthrown by the communists led by Fidel Castro. The people of Cuba traded a thug dictator (controlled by the western "democratic" nations) for a communist.
1969: James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the murder of U.S. civil rights activist Martin Luther King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
1973: The governor of Bermuda, Sir Richard Sharples, was assassinated on the grounds of Government House.
1985: Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko died after only 13 months in office.
1995: The European Union responded belligerently to Canada's seizure of the Spanish fishing ship Estai and its crew in international waters the day before, demanding its release and calling for economic and military retaliatory measures. Prior to its arrest, the Spanish ship was observed violating Canadian law within Canadian waters. Also, a Canadian Navy submarine later recovered the net that the Spanish ship cut while being pursued and found it to have an illegal small-mesh liner that was "vacuuming the ocean" of fish of all sizes, thereby exterminating future fish stocks. The seizure of the Spanish ship and its crew led to weeks of political tension and an escalating high-seas warship standoff between Canada and the European Union (which forced Britain to chose between its European Union membership and "the Canadians that have always been there for us during two world wars" - to which the British government chose Canada; as well, during the crisis hundreds of British fishing boats flew Canadian flags while working off the coast of Europe).