Sunday, February 2, 2014

"Grain" / Tribulation / False Peace / "keep on knocking"

UPDATED --DONE EDITING

A COMMENT I RECEIVED:

I have considered John 13:35 and how this applies to what's happening within Invited at the moment ---not to JWs within context of other religions. The point I am making is about the FDS and their role in giving food. If you use the Kingdom interlinear and look up Luke 12:42 and look at the Greek at the end; It says "appointed time the measure of grain"

Notice it doesn't say food, but "grain". This is because grain is the raw ingredient for a meal. The genuine FDS will not spell everything out in every detail. Like you, you give lots of raw materials, a few comments, and then let God's spirit help that person to get the fully prepared meal. So the role of the FDS is not to give a fully finished meal (like the Pharisees Matt.23:24; Isa.28:13) but "measure of GRAIN" Grain is not a finished meal. This is the basics of a meal, which the person has to do something with it. Those who don't want to make the effort, miss out on the meal.
(Prov.2:1,4,5; Jer.29:13; Luke11:8,9)

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MY REPLY:

Beautiful observation about the grain, of Luke12:42.
I have meditated myself on this statement.
Perhaps you would like to add my considerations to yours.
One scripture sums it up, as long as each phrase of the meaning of these verses, is understood;
which they can be, by means of other scriptures...

Amos 9:8-10...
8"Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom, And I will destroy it from the face of the earth; Nevertheless, I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob,"
(remnant -Jer.30:11; Isa.10:20)
Declares the LORD. 
9"For behold, I am commanding, And I will sift the house of Israel among all nations 
(by allowing Satan to test -Luke22:31)
As grain is shaken in a sieve, But not a kernel will fall to the ground. (John18:9)
[sons of kingdom will be saved if they are genuine kernels of wheat (Matt.13:37) who have accepted the planting of the word in their hearts (James1:21; Matt.13:23; 1Cor.3:6) and brought it to maturity (Mark4:26,27,28,29; John4:36; Luke3:17), so that they too have seed to scatter (through their deaths for truth -John12:24; Mark8:35; Rev.6:9; Rom.6:5; 8:36; 12:1). Those who have died to provide food, come together to create "bread" from heaven, free of the "leaven" of sin (1Cor.5:4,6,7,8; 2Cor.7:1; Matt.5:48,20; 16:12; 1Cor.10:17) which is the "body" of Christ (Heb.4:15; 1Cor.12:12,27; 6:20; Rom.12:5; Eph.1:22,23; 4:12; John1:14,16).
for the purpose of a witness to the world before it's end (Eph.3:10; 1Cor.4:9; Isa43:10,21; 1Pet.2:9; Dan.12:7; Rev.10:5,6)
10 All the sinners of My people will die by the sword, (Heb.4:12; Rev.19:15; 13:10; Jer.25:29,30,31; Rev.14:19; 19:15)
Those who say, 'The calamity will not overtake or confront us.' (Eze.13:10,16; Jer.14:13,14; 5:12; 6:14; 23:17; 1Thess.5:3).
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/08/whats-wrong-with-peace-and-security.html)

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200275944

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2001162


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