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Part 2 – 1st Thess. Paul’s first Epistle

Praise the Lord!!

As already previously stated, we need to understand how Saul/Paul got started on his misionary journeys and his first Epistle to the Thessolonians.

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Let’s take a look at how far the church has grown.  In Acts 11:19:

19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen, travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.

But notice, that the preaching of the word by those scattered abroad, was to the Jews only!

As already covered, Chapter 10 and part of 11 takes into account Peter sharing the gospel with Cornelius the centurion and his sharing the vision he received while in Joppa to the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea that he is to go into the Gentiles.  Acts 11:18:

18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

In Antioch, the Grecians who were there came to the Lord.  Act s 11:20-21:

20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

The church in Jerusalem heard about what was happening to church at Antioch and sent Barnabas.  After Barnabas departed he went in search of Saul in Tarsus.  It was here in Antioch that Barnabas and Saul teamed up, for a year, to teach the people.  “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”  Acts 11:26

The fact that Christians were known, Agrippa makes the comment In Acts 26:28:

28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

Even King Agrippa was aware of the Christians that begin in Antioch.

At this time Barnabas and Saul took to Judaea relief for the brethren/elders who were there.  The next time we here of Saul in in chapter 13.

More to come, soon!!

Dr William T. Bailey, Jr.

SGWTBM

 

 

PAUL 1st EPISTLE – 1st THESSALONIANS

Dr William T Bailey, Jr
SGWTBM
May 11,  2018

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

INTRODUCTION
I thought it noteworthy, as others have already done, to give some reasons for Paul’s first epistle. Therefore I will give a brief introduction to this message. Althought there are other important points that could be made, I will focus only on Paul.
Paul’s first written epistle to the Church, was to the Thessalonians written at Corinth A.D. 51
The Thessalonians was at that time, the model Church and example to the believers in Macedonia and Achaia, which is about the size of Great Britain. They faith held even when Paul was not with them, as it was related to him by Timothy in 1st Thessalonians 3:6. Silas and Timotheus stayed in Berea while Paul was sent away. Acts 17:14.

As always, the Holy Spirit guided me to first understand Saul (Paul) conversion to his first written book. And, as a student of the word we need to go into and study Acts 8-17 and follow Saul/Paul’s journey.

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Before Paul’s conversion, scripture tells us in Acts 8:3-4:
3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
Since the church was scatter, they share the word of God everywhere they went, becoming the first missionaries. This was the church at Jerusalem.

Saul conversion occurred on the road to Damascus where he had a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus, Acts 9:1-16. Jesus, speaking to Ananias shows him Saul purpose in 9:15-16:
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.
At this time, Saul was going into the synagogues in Damascus preaching that Jesus is the Son of God. This they did not want to hear and wanted to kill him. Saul escaped to Jerusalem where Barnabus took him to the Apostles and told the story of Saul’s conversion and the preaching of Jesus. While there, he disputed with the Grecians and they wanted to also kill him. These Jews were called “Hellenistic” Jews. These were those who rejected Jesus as the Christ and resisted the preaching of the gospel, even to the point of trying to kill Saul. The Grecians or “Hellenistic” Jews were first mention in Acts 1:1:
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

Here Saul returned to Caesarea and them to Tarsus, 9:30

30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

At this point, Peter’s Ministry is brought into scripture with 9:32-11:25.
Here Peter gives the gospel to Cornelius, the centurion gentile and his family: Acts 10 1-33. Peter is given a general understanding of the of the gospel to the gentiles: 10:34-36
34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

Peter’s Salvation message: Acts 10: 37-44:
37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
Note verses 39-40, this is the gospel message for believers.

Praise The Lord for His Word!  Next, Part 2

Dr William T Bailey, Jr.

 

 

THE GATHERING OR CAUGHT OUT ONES

The Fullness of The Gentiles

THE GATHERING OF THE SAINTS

Dr William T. Bailey, Jr.

Feburary 11, 2018

Praise the Lord everyone!

I thought it necessary to share something about the gathering out of the saints or “the rapture” of the saints.  Much can be added about the rapture, which I will try to address in future blogs.

NOW

The fullness of the Gentiles refers to “gathering out” or “caught out”, and should be distinguished from the times of the Gentiles mentioned in Luke 21:24.

Two definitions of “full” that stands out is:

  1. Containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space.  Filled to capacity.
  2. Not lacking or omitting anything; complete. All-inclusive.

FOR BACKGROUND READ ROMANS 11

Let’s look at Romans 11:25-26:

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

What was the reason that Paul said that we be not ignorant of this mystery?  Romans 11:25

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

 

Romans 11:18

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Before we get too far into this study, and as it has been stated above, the fullness of the Gentiles is the calling out from among the Gentiles, (and Jews) the Church, which is His body:  Ephesians 1:22-23

 

22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Of which HE IS the head.

Paul, Ephesians 1:3-14 gives a picture of us as believers in Christ.  Look at what verse 10 tells us:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

A question that we need to be aware of or to keep in mind is the end of the Church age.  To begin, the word Church comes from the Greek word “ecclesia” meaning assembly or a congregation of called out ones.  The Septuagint has the same meaning, namely, assembly, congregation, or a called or invited gathering. 

It can be noted that the 2nd Advent has to take place after the Church  has been called out.

When Christ does come, He will find little of true Faith which addresses the current growing apostasy.  Luke 18:8

I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

 

SPECIAL NOTE 5

Isn’t it interesting that Christ left His Body (the church) on earth, which is the Church!).  Colossians 3:4 states:

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Also 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-2 speaks of our “gathering” with the LORD.

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

NOTE 6

We, the Body, shall be “gathered” WITH HIM. 

 

All of this is an introduction to 2nd Thessalonians 2:8-16

PLEASE leave comments.  God bless you!

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THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES

Dr William T. Bailey, Jr.

SGWTBM

February18, 2018

Now, back to Romans 11.

Our key scripture will be Romans 11:25.   Before we review Romans 11:25, what does Jesus tell us in Luke 21:24?

24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.     Look at Proverb 3:5-7

As we look at this scripture, “until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in,” the Saints/ Church have been removed.  The Time of the Gentiles” and the “Fullness of the Gentiles” cannot co-exit at the same time.  One ends and the other begins.

Romans 11:13-24 gives the reason for verse 25:

13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.

15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.

20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.

24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

This is about correcting the Roman Gentiles believers and showing that Israel will be grafted into their own olive tree.

Look at Romans 11:17 and Genesis 12:3:

17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

The blessing was to Abraham’s seed.  The Gentiles, by faith in Christ, do not inherit Israel’s promises, but receive the blessing promised to “all families of the earth”.

Galatians 3:3-9 speaks of Abrahamic Covenant as it pertains to all nations:

Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

(For increased understanding, focusing on the word ‘THROUGH” look at Romans 1:17 and 4:16-21.)

So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

The Fullness of the Gentiles means salvation to the remnant and repentant Israel through Christ the Deliverer.  Isaiah 66:7-9, Israel reborn in a day:

Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.

I will close, but not end this part of the study with Romans 11:26-36:

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.

29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?

36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.

OUR NEXT FOCUS – THE CHURCH

PTL

Elder Bailey

 

Handbook for Believers – The End Times

The Fullness of The Gentiles

THE GATHERING

Dr William T. Bailey, Jr.

Feburary 11, 2018

The fullness of the Gentiles refers to “gathering out” or “caught out”, and should be distinguished from the times of the Gentiles mentioned in Luke 21:24.

Two definitions of “full” that stands out is:

  1. Containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space.  Filled to capacity.
  2. Not lacking or omitting anything; complete. All-inclusive.

FOR BACKGROUND READ ROMANS 11

Let’s look at Romans 11:25-26:

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

What was the reason that Paul said that we be not ignorant of this mystery?  Romans 11:25

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Romans 11:18

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Before we get too far into this study, and as it has been stated above, the fullness of the Gentiles is the calling out from among the Gentiles, (and Jews) the Church, which is His body:  Ephesians 1:22-23

22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Of which HE IS the head.

Paul, Ephesians 1:3-14 gives a picture of us as believers in Christ.  Look at what verse 10 tells us:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

A question that we need to be aware of or to keep in mind is the end of the Church age.  To begin, the word Church comes from the Greek word “ecclesia” meaning assembly or a congregation of called out ones.  The Septuagint has the same meaning, namely, assembly, congregation, or a called or invited gathering. 

It can be noted that the 2nd Advent has to take place after the Church  has been called out.

When Christ does come, He will find little of true Faith which addresses the current growing apostasy.  Luke 18:8

I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

SPECIAL NOTE 5

Isn’t it interesting that Christ left His Body (the church) on earth, which is the Church!).  Colossians 3:4 states:

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Also 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-2 speaks of our “gathering” with the LORD.

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

NOTE 6

  We, the Body, shall be “gathered” WITH HIM.

NEXT – BACK TO ROMANS 11, SEE YOU THERE!

SBWTBM

THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES Part 7

Praise the Lord everyone for God IS GOOD!!  Before I continue on with Part 7, the beast of the sea, I would like to note something between Daniel’s Beast and John’s Beast in Revelation.  There is a difference in the revelations of the Beast of Daniel and Revelation.

TO CONTINUE:

Now, Concerning the interpretation of the dream Daniel had in Chapter 7:15-16 it states that he was grieved in his spirit. about what he saw in this vision.

15 “I, Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me. 16 I approached one of those standing there and asked him the meaning of all this.

After Daniel had told the dream to others, Vs 1, It still bothered him that he did not know the meaning of it.

Daniel was given the interpretation by one who stood by.  Daniel 7:16-27.

However, the interpretation left Daniel confused, and he kept the matter to himself.  Daniel 17:28.  Three years later Daniel had another vision, which was a continuation of his previous vision.  This vision, Daniel 8: 2-14, like before needed to be interpreted for Daniel.  At this time, Gabriel made Daniel to understanding the vision.

Please note verse 16:

16 And I heard a man’s voice from the Ulai calling, “Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of the vision.”

There is only one who can sent Gabriel out.  Luke 1:19, 26

19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

Gabriel now gives Daniel the meaning in verses 8:19-26.  After being told the vision Daniel fainted and was sick, but note, none understood it.

 Daniel next vision occurred after he prayed for his people: 9:3-20.  And again, Gabriel came to give Daniel the interpretation.   But now, he will give Daniel skill and understanding.  Daniel had previously studied Jeremiah 29:10;

10 For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

In Daniel 9:24-27 Daniel is given to understand the 70 weeks.  After this Daniel does not have any misunderstandings. 

Daniel 10:1

 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.

In Daniel 10:2 It states that Daniel was mourning.  He was mourning because of the condition on his people (his prayer in 9:4-19).  His prayer is for his people as was very similar to Ezra’s  who was astonied. Ezra 9:4-15.

At this time in Daniel’s life, he was very concerned about his people, the Jews, as already noted.  While Daniel was by the great river, Hiddekel, Gabriel came to him.  Why?  Daniel 11:14

14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.  What will befall Daniels people will occur after the Church is gathered out and the prophetic clock turns back to the Jews.

Daniel 12:1 signifies the great tribulation and that Michael will stand up for Daniel’s people and they at that time will be delivered.  Also note that little is given to Daniel about the resurrections.

The last question that Daniel ask, 12:8 is what shall be the end of these things? He was told in Daniel 12:9-11

And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

Now, we can look at John’s Beast in Revelation 13:1-7

Dr William T. Bailey, Jr.  sgwtbm

PART 6 – The Fullness of The Gentiles

God Bless you Today!! This is Part 6 of The Times of the Gentiles.  If you have been following articles, you will note that what has been prophesied is all coming to pass.  As Paul stated in Romans 16:25-26 about the mystery that has been revealed to us today.  It is my hope that you study and look up for yourselves the truth and wisdom of God’s Holy Word.  Since I cannot be with you individually, I hope these articles can bring us closer in understanding what is going on in the world today.

CONTINUING:

It can be noted that the 2nd Advent has to take place after the Church  has been called out.

When Christ does come, He will find little of true Faith which addresses the current growing apostasy.  Luke 18:8

I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

SPECIAL NOTE 5

Isn’t it interesting that Christ left His Body (the church) on earth, which is the Church!)  (Read 1 Thessalonians for the translation of the church and 1 Thessalonians 4:4-17)

Colossians 3:4 states:

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory

Also 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-2 speaks of our “gathering” with the LORD.

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

NOTE 6

We, the Body, shall be “gathered” WITH HIM.

NOTE 7

Scripture evidence leading to the day of the LORD:

  1. The working of the mystery of lawlessness and the restrainer of the mystery of lawlessness.  2 Thessalonians 2:6-7

And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

  1. When the restrainer is “taken out of the Way” the man of sin will then be revealed; this occurs when the Church is “gathered out/ raptured”!
  2. The manifestation of the lawless one. 2 Thessalonians 2;3-4; 8-10

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Daniel 7: 7-8

 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Daniel 9: 27

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Matthew 24: 15-16

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Again, these are the Jews that are going through the middle of Daniel’s seventieth week.  We, the Body of Christ have already been “gathered out”

Revelation 13: 1-18 gives a view of the beast out of the sea, and the beast out of the earth.

I have given you a lot of scripture to study and see for yourselves just how close we are to the end times and that you be not caught unaware of what is happening in the world today.  Keep reading, that is more to come!  Don’t forget, you may contact me by phone if you have questions or email me for detailed discussion.  God Bless You is my prayer!

Dr W T Bailey, Jr.

 

THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES – PART 5 – A Handbook for the end times

May the Lord bless each and every reader of God’s Holy Word with wisdom and understanding!  In Part 5 I will be addressing the Fullness of the gentiles or, the conclusion of the Gentiles reign.  Remember what JESUS said in Luke 21:24 ” And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”  There IS a time limit.

Before starting with the Fullness of the Gentiles, I want to review a few points in the notes below:

NOTE 1

In the 9th year of Nebuchadnezzar reign, he destroyed the Temple BC 587.  The Jewish nation ceased to exist.  2 Kings 24:10-20; 25:1-21

NOTE 2

In BC 606 The “Time of the Gentiles” began.  When Nebuchadnezzar became king in BC 606, after his father king Nabopolassar, the “Times of the Gentiles” began.

NOTE 3

The Chaldeans were a learned people, with great advances in math, grammar, astronomy and science.  But, where was Babylon located? Shinar.  The site of Babel.  They inherited all the skills and wisdom of the Antediluvians.  Genesis 4:20-22

20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

21 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

NOTE 4

The Fullness of the Gentiles began at Pentacost for those that will be gathered out/raptured and will end 7 years before the Times of the Gentiles ends.

PART 2 – THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES

The fullness of the Gentiles refers to “gathering out” or “caught out”, and should be distinguished from the times of the Gentiles mentioned in Luke 21:24.

Two definitions of “full” that stands out is:

  1. Containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space.  Filled to capacity.
  2. Not lacking or omitting anything; complete. All-inclusive.

FOR BACKGROUND READ ROMANS 11

Let’s look at Romans 11:25-26:

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

What was the reason that Paul said that we be not ignorant of this mystery?  Romans 11:25

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Also note Romans 11:18:

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Before we get too far into this study, and as it has been stated above, the fullness of the Gentiles is the calling out from among the Gentiles, (and Jews) the Church, which is His body:  Ephesians 1:22-23

22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Of which HE IS the head.

Paul, Ephesians 1:3-14 gives a picture of us as believers in Christ.  Look at what verse 10 tells us:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

A question that we need to be aware of or to keep in mind is the end of the Church age.  To begin, the word Church comes from the Greek word “ecclesia” meaning assembly or a congregation of called out ones.  The Septuagint has the same meaning, namely, assembly, congregation, or a called or invited gathering. 

More to come in Part 6.  You can also view Sharing God’s Word podcasts on ITunes at “Dr William T Bailey’s Podcast”.

THE TIME OF THE GENTILES – PART 4

Greeting in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord!

We are closer to the endtimes than most people believe.  With that in mind, here is something to think about as it relates to the revelations of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus said to Nicodemus that you MUST be born again.  With that in mind, the Holy Spirit does not reveal revelations to your flesh, why?  Beause you MUST BE BORN AGAIN.  For the born again Christian, the Holy Spirit continually reveals God’s truth, in scripture and in life.  Let’s now focus scripturally, on the beginning of the “Time of the Gentiles”, and bring it to a close.

Jeremiah 39:8-9:

And the Chaldeans burned the king’s house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is considered the HOLY city of God. 

Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained.

Here begins the start of Gentile control or, the “trodden down of the Gentiles” as Jesus stated in Luke 21;24

24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

A question you might want to ask yourself is how long has The Gentiles reign?  Answer, from Nebuchadnezzar to the present day. 

And this is all done by the LORD of host, the God of Israel, look at  Jeremiah 27: 5-7:

I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.

And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.

And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son’s son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.

Let’s take a look at what this verse is telling us in the notes below:

NOTE A

ALL NATIONS MEAN ALL NATIONS

NOTE B

Serve him, Jeremiah 25:14; 50:9

14 For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.

For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.

NOTE C

Nebuchadnezzar’s son’s son was his grandson,  Belshazzar.   As you can see, God does what He says He will do!  This is the “very time of his land come: Daniel 5:25-26

25 And this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.

26 This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.

And What was the length of time the Jewish nation was held?  Jeremiah 25:11-12:

11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.

NOTE D

Until the very time of his land come  Jeremiah 50:25-27

25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes,

26 And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

We have so far discussed the beginning of the “Time of the Gentiles”.  Let us now examine the empires of the Gentiles and it’s conclusion by the destruction of the Gentile controlled world power by the stone “cut out without hands”  Daniel 2:34:

34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

Remember the image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream that Daniel interpreted?  Daniel clearly gives us the course of the world empires as,  Babylon the head – Gold:  Medo-Persia- breast and his arms – silver: Greece (Alexander) his belly and his thighs – Brass: Rome – his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.  The two legs in the vision represents the eastern and western Roman Empires.  The feet or the ten toes, are represented as to be “ten kings that shall rise” Daniel 7:24.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

Daniel  Continues verse 35: 

35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

In this view of the Gentile empires, Daniel 7:27-28 brings this part to a close:

27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much trouble me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

This concludes Part 4.  Part 5 will begin with Notes and will start Part 2 of THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES.  If you have questions please email or call me on the prayerline, 513-442-2644

Dr WT Bailey, Jr.

THE TIME OF THE GENTILES – PART -3

To cotinue with the Time of the Gentiles, we can take note that these things that are happening in the world today can be considered, as Matthews 24:8-13 puts it as “the beginning of sorrows.”  Hold on to your Faith in Jesus and He will hold on to you.

We left off with Jesus telling his deciples what will precede His coming and the end of the world.

Luke 21:8 Bring in Daniel 70th week, which brings the Jews back into the timeline

Daniel 9:27:

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The covenant that is made will only last for one week.  This prophecy is primarily with the Jews, (Israel and Jerusalem)  The 70th week is meant to “finish” the transgressions (of who?  Not the Church/Body of Christ). Scripture provides clarity in Daniel 9:24:

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transpression,  and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

In verse 24, there are 6 things that will be finished.

2 Chronicles 36:1:21 gives us a complete picture of the time and result.  These verses speak of the first and second deportation by Nebuchadnezzar.

Let’s look at verses 14-17 specifically:

14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.

15 And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:

16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand.

Another View Deuteronomy 28: 47-49

47 Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

see Psalms 100

100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

2 Kings 24:1-4 gives a view of the deportation;

 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.

And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

Surely at the commandment of the Lord came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;

And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

We can focus now scripturally, on the beginning of the “Time of the Gentiles”.  Jeremiah 39:8-9:

I will continue the time of the gentiles with part 4.

May God richly bless you!

Dr William T. Bailey, Jr.