BioI was saved in a Conservative Baptist church in 1962 and attended BIOLA (Bible Institute of Los Angeles) shortly thereafter. I agree, for the most part, with Dr. Peter Ruckman; however, I am not a "Ruckmanite", per se.
Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. Isa 13:13 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious [rare] than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. Isa 13:10-13
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard Isa 24:20a It would take the near-earth pass-by of a planet-sized object to effect the earth in such a manner. It would literally cause a tidal-effect upon the earth's crust (ie: a global earthquake). The Great Tribulation will be a terrible experience.
What do you suppose Peter is preaching to Jews about, here in Acts 3? Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3:19-21
Isaiah is quoted by Paul in Romans (see 9:26-29) and uses the term "remnant". "Remnant" is used elsewhere in the O.T. to refer to those Jews who will enter the Millennium. In Revelation, the earth "swallows them up" in order to protect the "elect" of Israel, who will survive and serve Messiah Yeshua.
To get an idea of what Jesus is referring to, read Revelation where it describes the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. There will be a small remnant of Jews (ie: Hebrews) that will be saved-preserved through the Great Tribulation, as illustrated by the story of Noah. These will serve Messiah when he returns to earth and repopulate the Jewish race.
Jesus should have been anointed as King of the Jews upon his triumphal entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Instead, he was crucified. However, he will be received as King of the Jews when he returns to earth from heaven with his mighty angels and the Body of Christ. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Mat 23:39
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:) Matt 24:15But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) Mark 13:14And 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. Dan 12:11 When the Antichrist proclaims himself to be God in the Temple, those that flee to safety will await the return of the true Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, for 3 1/2 years (1290 days).From Revelation, we know the significance of the "1290" days. We know that Antichrist will both "stand" and "sit" in the Holy Place (kodesh-kodesh) and we also know that there will be an "image" of the beast (false Christ). Antiochus Epiphanes set up an image of Zeus/Jupiter in the holy-of-holies centuries before Jesus began his ministry.
The entire chapter of Daniel records (in detail), the conflict between the Seleucid (Greek) Empire and the Ptolemaic (Greek) Empire. It's a historical fact and is also mentioned in Maccabees. When Jesus referenced the "abomination of desolation", they knew exactly what he was referring to, as it had already occurred centuries before, and would again be fulfilled in the future. Two abominations: one by Antiochus Epiphanes and one by the "man of sin", the False Messiah (aka: antichrist).
PS: the reason why the liberals insist that there were "two Daniels" is because of the accuracy of Daniel 11. They deny prophecy and insist that the "second Daniel" wrote this chapter after-the-fact. This is an extremely accurate prophetic fulfillment of the struggle between the Selucid and Ptolemic Greek Empires.
And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. Dan 11:31 This refers to the abomination in the Temple performed by Antiochus Epiphanes. This refers to the abomination in the Temple, not the destruction of the Temple. One is spiritual, one is literal. One defiles, one destroys. The scripture warns us that there will be a man who enters the Temple and declares that he is God. 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. Dan 12:11 This refers to the Antichrist (False Messiah, yet future).
The destruction of the Temple is not the same as the desecration of the Temple. Antiochus set up an image of Zeus in the Holy-of-Holies and is a "type" of Antichrist. When the true Antichrist comes, he will enter into the Holy-of-Holies and proclaim that he is God and demand worship. He will also set up an image of himself that is animated. Jesus warns of this coming Antichrist and Paul warns us of this coming Antichrist in Thessalonians. Matt 24:15, Mark 13:14, 2 Thes 2 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. 2 Thes 2:4Satan's man will have unbelievable supernatural power and deception.
I thought I read somewhere that Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding. Anyway, a lot of the "traditions" that are involved in a modern wedding are not of Christian origin (or Jewish origin for that matter).
1 Maccabees records the "abomination of desolation" of the holy-of-holies by Antiochus IV Epiphanes, which resulted in the Maccabeen revolt, which resulted in the rededication of the Temple (included anointing). The rededication is mentioned in John's Gospel as it was the only Holy Day (feast day) in the Jewish calendar that was in winter and it is celebrated to this day as Hanukkah. And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. John 10:22
The 1611 included the apocryphal books. 1 Esdras 2 EsdrasTobitJudithAdditions to EstherWisdom of SolomonEcclesiasticusBaruchLetter of JeremiahPrayer of AzariahSusannaBel and the DragonPrayer of Manasseh1 Maccabees2 Maccabees
I would recommend reading Ezekiel 40-48. The Millennial Reign of Jesus the Messiah has not begun. And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house [Millennial Temple]; and the man stood by me.And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet ["where I will domicile"]where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defileEzek 43:6,7 Following the 1,000 year reign, eternity begins. Jesus has not yet been "enthroned" on the earth, in Jerusalem. As it was done with all kings of Israel (like David), Jesus will be anointed and the Temple will be anointed (ie: dedicated).