Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Generation"

My reply to a letter:
When "generation" is referred to at Matt.24:34, it does not speak so much of a time, as it speaks of a result.
Please let me explain.
In other words, the Greek of "generation" is actually speaking of something which spirit generates, or creates. 
The result of that action, is what is generated, created. 
The "generation", 
are all those who are born, or generated, from spirit.
(Here is a little background information: http://pearl-generation.blogspot.com/ )
There can be a righteous generation (Ps.112:2; 14:5), born of God's spirit (1Pet.1:23; John 1:13; 1John 5:18), with Him as Father (Eph.5:1; Matt.5:48; Phil.2:15);
or a crooked and twisted generation (Deut.32:5; Acts 2:40; Matt.12:39), born of Satan's spirit (Eph.2:2; 1John 3:12; Rev.16:13; 1Tim.4:1), with him as father (John 8:44; Isa.27:1 -lit. "coiling" = "'crooked and twisted' serpent").
(pearl-leviathan.blogspot.com)
Each of these "generations", 
are the "seed" which come forth from the spirit of each "father".
They have existed from the beginning (1John 3:12; Heb.11:4), and will exist until the all prophecy concerning them, is fulfilled (Gen.3:15; Jer.33:17-18; Rev.5:10; Heb.13:15; Matt.24:34).

And so, 
by stating that this generation 
(speaking of a particular created group -John 6:63; 5:21; 2Cor.3:6; 5:17; 1Cor.15:45; Rom.8:14) 
will not pass away until all things occur;
Jesus was letting us know, that all things prophesied 
about all Christ's Called Ones, both faithful "wheat" and unfaithful "weeds", will happen, before they pass away (Dan.12:7; 1Cor.15:24). 
He also tells the "wheat", that he will be with them, throughout time, up until the end (Matt.28:20; 18:20). This also helps us to see, that if he is with each of them throughout time, up until the end, they exist throughout the years, up until the end. Therefore, the meaning of this righteous generation, is not about a group of contemporaries limited by a literal lifetime, but about a group known by their righteousness.
Jesus tells us Matt.24:34, because most of the prophecies about this group, will be undergoing complete fulfillment, without being so recognized. 
Why? 
Because,
 but for a few who find the road of truth to life (Luke 13:23,24; Matt.7:14); the "entire inhabited earth" (Rev.12:9), will be deceived by Satan's counterfeit "signs and portents" (2Thess.2:9,10) that lead to idolatry (Rev.13:8). Satan will fabricate a counterfeit fulfillment of prophecy, using his only resource.... his dominion over the physical world around us (1John 5:19). Jesus does not want his Called Ones to be misled by the agents of Satanic deception 
(Matt.24:24,25; 2Pet.3:17; Rev.12:15; 16:13; 2Cor.11:3,4,20,13; Rev.2:20; Luke 21:36) 
(1Tim.6:20,21; 2Tim.1:13,14; 2Cor.10:5).

Instead of this "generation" "overlapping" during the span of the last 100 years;
in truth, they have been overlapping since the first century.
The WT is so absorbed by their own importance, everything is interpreted from the narrow perspective of the period of their own existence.

Note what Jesus said in the very next verse (Matt.24:35)...
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away."
This is opened more by Matt.5:18...
"I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God's law will disappear until its purpose is achieved."
(Jer.1:12,11,13,14,15,16,17,18; Rev.10:11)

"Heaven and earth" are going to pass away.
2Pet.3:10-13 reads;
"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells."

Of course, this destruction is not literal, but according to verse 7;
"By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
(Jer.23:29; 5:14; Rev.11:5; Matt.10:20; Jer.1:9; Hosea 6:5)
Also, the "new heavens and new earth" are spoken of where "righteousness dwells". Such righteousness is not found in the literal heavens and earth, but in the hearts of men. 

So since all the "ungodly" (Called Ones who proved to be wicked slaves)
are to pass away; how will this passing away be recognized?
Remember....this refers exactly to what Jesus said,
"This generation will by no means pass away, until all things occur."
Yes...the "wheat" and "weeds" will not receive their punishment or reward,
until all things prophesied, the Great Tribulation and Armageddon included, are completed. 
Jesus tells us this, because these Great spiritual events,
will go unrecognized by those "asleep" (Rev.3:2,3; Matt.24:43; 1Thess.5:2,4; 2Pet.3:10; Rev.16:15).
These events will be declared as already fulfilled, by false apostles, even before the genuine end of the ungodly, arrives (2Thess.2:1,2,3; Dan.7:25).

I hope this helps to eradicate the lies we learned from the WT,
about "generation", as well as how the things written will actually be fulfilled among these two "generations".

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1 comment:

  1. Hi! I am gladly surprised by this definition of word "generation", as sort of people no matter of chronology and time.
    Greetings!

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