A Lecture by J N Darby on the Second Coming of Christ A summary by Sosthenes Back in 2014 I produced a summary of JN Darby’s series of lectures in 1840 on ‘The Present Hopes of the Church’. One lecture was on the Second Coming of Christ. Later Darby gave a series of lectures on … Continue reading “The Truth of the Rapture is Clear from Scripture”
The next event for us is the rapture. It could be at any time – today even – and applies only to the church. Because of that, there is no reference to it in the Old Testament. In scripture, the in Greek word ἁρπαγησόμεθα/harpagēsometha/Strong 726 in 1Thess 4:17. Is translated ‘caught up’. The word ‘rapture’ is a noun with the same meaning.
We should ask why is the rapture so little understood, or even accepted amongst many sincere Christians? This scripture in 1 Thess 14:13-18 is very clear:
How does the New Testament distinguish between the earthly hopes and promises to Israel, and the heavenly hopes of the church? It is absolutely impossible to set aside the promises to Israel – the church odes not replace them [as modern ‘replacement theology’ and would suggest*]. God had made promises to His people which … Continue reading “After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from the New Testament”
The Psalms connect Christ with and Israel, and with the remnant in particular. It would be impossible to enter into the detail of all 150 Psalms here, but what we cannot fail to see is that there is, in the latter day, a godly pious Jewish remnant – tried, oppressed and all but overwhelmed. Jehovah owns and encourages His people and rewards them with Jewish blessings according to promise, Christ having entered into their sorrows and borne their sins. Christ, as Jehovah, comes to judge. The Son of man and King in Zion enters into the temple with all things under His feet, subjecting all the nations to Himself.
Isaiah gives us we the Jewish remnant in the latter day. Christ’s personal service on the earth when He first came bore on and spoke of remnant. The blessing is earthly, Jewish, and millennial. Christ, the great Prophet on the earth, to whom Israel was to hearken, the minister of the circumcision, was rejected. The Gentiles are introduced to prove God’s patience with Israel.
Heir of all things, of the church as co-heir with Him, and of the coming of Christ to reign before the thousand-year millennium.
In this lecture, Mr Darby distinguishes between the resurrection of the just and the resurrection of the wicked. The first takes place before the millennium; the other afterwards. The first resurrection, the resurrection from among the dead was a thing that really gripped the early church.
The truth of the resurrection of the church should become bound up in our minds, with the precious truths of our salvation.
ADOSS draws on the teaching of John Nelson Darby (J N Darby, JND) Subjects include: Faith once delivered to the Saints, Christian Unity, Church Unity and Sectarianism, Churches and the Church, Ecclesiastical Independency, The Evil of Clericalism, The Nature and Unity of the Church Separation from Evil, God’s Principle of Unity , Grace, the Power of Unity and of Gathering,
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Everything that makes much of Christ, washes the saints’ feet. It is possible to have a very great amount of light, and be very clear in our minds as to divine truth, and yet not be following Christ. The greatest thing open to us in the assembly of God’s people, is to be … Continue reading “J B Catterall -The Spirit is Getting the Saints Ready for Christ.”
The scripture says “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than … Continue reading “About adayofsmallthings.com”
The Church – the Body of Christ here on earth is to serve Him. Christians preach and teach. The Church itself does not.