Romiym 8 | 28 -31
In the Inaugural blog for my new Ƀrain ʃkran series, I will speak about the future. Skran in Scots slang means food. So Brain Skran is intended to make us think about the faith that we put our trust in regarding what Eashoa has done up to this point and what else the Lord will do in future. The Gospel is really not about us, contrary to what you may have been told. The Good News originates from Elohiym, planned by Elohiym, executed by Elohiym, to be followed up by Elohiym, and it is His perfect plan from Alef to Tav to defeat evil by using a very fragile and fickle creature called mankind, against a very beautiful, arrogant and powerful entity who does not even have a name known to the earth. We shall be looking at a few ideas that the Bible brings to us for a few brain skran snacks.
Every furry friend that I adopted, I rescued from the pound, shelter, animal rescue or adoption centers. I had many, many pets. There was a time when I had 4 dogs at home when I had a lot of yardage for them to run around. So fun.
I mostly rescued dogs less than 16 weeks. There was only one exception that’s my Pit. The youngest was 8 weeks, two of my most beloved she-dogs, Jewel and Shoobi were both only 8 weeks old when I saw them. These two pooches love me and they would give their lives to protect me. They know that I saved from from the E in the dog pound.
I love my Lord and my Savior because I too know He died to save me from destruction for my transgression against His Father. But what if, He saw me at the judgment in future as I saw Him there? I am in the present and there is perhaps a supernatural way that all who love Eashoa can explain our devoting love toward Him?
The Future Is Bright
There is no certainty of the future except for the things that we read from the Word of God. We live in an evil world. The Bible assures us that the evil will be put away and dealt with and the just shall live by faith. We know that the last image of the Moshiach won’t be a bloodied man hanging on the cross. The same man is risen and He will come to earth a Second time as a mighty conqueror. The Bible says the Son of David will be a mighty warrior after King David. He will set up His throne on the earth, not only ruling over Israel but all the nations on earth. We mourn for the millions of martyrs in many communities and nations, who were murdered for no other reason apart from their identity in the Moshiach. The Bible says even the count has a quota it is not open ended. God will act upon the quota meeting maturity. These believers who were eaten, beheaded, shot, burned or poisoned and so forth, they will all come back to earth to reign with the Moshiach over the nations.
The Bible contains many, many prophecies concerning the future. Many of these prophecies have been fulfilled to date in 2019. However, there remain a few dozens of prophecies that are still open. So depending on how far out into the future you want to look into a world in the future, you are sure to come up with many amazing discoveries.
Everybody wants to know about the future. Many Christians want to know that they will be in heaven. I am not sure if Orthodox Jews still believe there is a future, if they are still holding out for their Messiah, after rejecting One that was sent by HaShem in the first century. People want to know if the USA is mentioned in the Bible. The population wishes that there is really heaven. There is even a fiction called Heaven Is For Real and it had a companion Hollywood movie that came out. People who curse others to go to hell want hell to be a real place. Prophets speak about the future and how all the details will unroll one by one. End times watchers debate the order and the manner of how the prophecies will stack one on top of another. All these things are fascinating and I applaud them. AI cannot handle it. That “it” is called the imagination of man. And Imagination is a gift from Elohiym for mankind to ask questions and seek Him. Some succeed. Others are like the seed that fell on the path. The bird came and stole it.
Now I will do a quantum jump.
You met Jesus. Or more succinctly, Jesus has already met you. At this point, I will switch back to His name spoken in Aramean. Eashoa has already met you, you just did not know it yet. How come? The rest of this skran will depend on how much you have read about Eashoa from the Bible eyes to pages.
The premise of this skran comes from Shaul’s revelation that Eashoa foreknew us.
28 Now we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those whom He predestined, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified; and those whom He justified, He also glorified.
31 What then shall we say in view of these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
He foreknew! He knew before all things.
Think upon that.
Q. Is there a point in time that God has never been to?
Like the past, present and future?
At this point, if the reader is still thinking that God is human-like, like the fallen image that we come to know when you look in the mirror in the morning, if you still believe that God makes a reaction to everything that “happens” and figures out the next step, I will invite him to stop. God is not linear like we are linear creatures. God is God and let God be God. He is the one who saved your uncle from a seemingly incurable disease, whose doctor told him he has only weeks to live. God is the God who rescued your marriage when one of you blew it so bad that you thought it was game over.
Having said that, let us also not think that God is a linear entity, when some insist that He is a puppet master, dictating how things will change from one day to the next. Is it really all pre-determined? How does pre-determination differ from predestination?
Last month, a 24 year old kid won hundreds of millions of a jackpot, I think it was in excess of $500 million. He got the correct numbers and the god of gambit granted him a fortune that no doubt will ruin his whole life. Satan once had it all and then he lost it all. Everyone who is entertaining satan will find out that satan will, as a linearly operating creature, tries his darnest to make people feel the way that he felt.
If you had the ability or the means to just go into the future for 1 hour, just 1 hour, that kid would have had to share a 50-50 share with you on that biggest jackpot. Are you with me? What if you had the power to travel to the future on a two way ticket and come back to the present? Would you be able to tell others what you have learned while you visited the future? Now think of the Omnipotent God, He is omnipresent and omniscient of all things because, according to the Bible, time cannot hold Him. What He created is within His domain, He is not confined by an inferior matter. Only the Creator has that privilege and no other angels or demons may be a Master of time and space.
What did Dawid know? In reverent awe, Dawid realized, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139:7-18). The answer is there is no where.
First Daniel was shown a vision of the future. Either Daniel was taken to the future to where that event will happen, or, the future was taken to where Daniel was standing, right there in Bavel.
Daniel 7 The Scene Of The Great White Throne
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Daniel somehow in however way saw more visions of the future in this passage, up to the Word of יהוה ascending His throne as the Ancient of Days. The throne was like the fiery flame, and the rims on His ride were like burning fire. Fire was everywhere. Fire is His glory. Whereas fire in the lake does torment those who are un-holy. Fire has nothing on the Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh – Holy, Holy, Holy, nor to those 1,000s X 1,000s who served Him. There in court, the books were opened. This all has already “happened”, if you were Daniel. But Daniel came back to his time reality and space and it is part of the future. But when he was in that scene, it was happening and it has happened. So it all depends on if you are that “free” to be where you want to be in time. Only God can have that freedom. So I hope you are following where I am going.
Back to the Great White Throne, let us zero in on this verse.
… and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Who are they? Those human civilization from Adam to the last person born on earth. At some point in future, all of them must stand before God and the Word is seated on His right hand side. Would Daniel see me there? Would Daniel have seen “you” there? Very likely. Unless you are a Nephilim or an angel, you will be attending court for a verdict of guilty or hopefully acquittal in the blood of the Lamb. Your “book” has red spilled all over the evidence. Next.
So at that future timeline, I was judged and the sentence is guilty! But I was acquitted because I received the Savior to be my Lord of lords. He will say, I took Chuck’s place already. It was all paid up – tetelestai. Chuck’s debt was paid up and the balance is zero. I thank my Lord and Savior once again. Then there was also let’s pick a name, say Pete B., who was put on trial much like I was. But he got the black stone. He was found guilty and he will be tossed into the lake of fire.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Now we are back in the present from the future that has not happened yet but it has happened just not now, but in a future timeline, that God can freely reach.
God has seen me already in Revelation 20. God has already seen Pete B. standing on trial before Him. If Pete of the future could tell the Pete in 2019 to change his ways and repent, he would, but he cannot tell him. Humans are linear. We make mistakes and we have to suffer the consequences. Except those who have a heart to change upon hearing the Good News, we turn back from destruction and follow His statues and ordinances.
… has walked in my statutes, and has kept my ordinances, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, says the Lord
So Eashoa has already met you and me in 2019 just that we don’t know it yet. He is everywhere in the axis of time and space. He is the Almighty.
In Ezekiel 18, it is said by the Word of יהוה that each person will be directly responsible for the deeds each does.
30 Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, says the Lord Yahweh. Return, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, in which you have transgressed; and make yourself a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies, says the Lord Yahweh: therefore turn yourselves, and live.
Two people may hear the warning above and one will repent and the other denies Him. The Lord has indeed foreknown our decisions.
If in your heart, you really love God, you cannot fake it and He will not brush you off. He will know that our names are worthy to be recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life. It was not a matter of gambit. It was not rolling of the dies. The future “was” just entered into that book just like how Eashoa saw it already in the future. He was in the future.
For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those whom He predestined, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified; and those whom He justified, He also glorified.
HaKadosh barukt Hu!