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.
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).
Did not the Holy Spirit descend upon Jesus as he came up out of the water of the Jordan River? Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, 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. qodesh-qodesh holy-of-holiesDan 9:24 Ezek ch 40-48 covers the Millennial Temple
Addressing Isa 8: And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: Mar 12:10, see also Matt 21:42, Luke 20:17The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. Psalm 118:22This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Acts 4:11Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 1 Pet 2:7Without Messiah, Israel becomes a "house of cards". However, someday he will indeed be the cornerstone of the nation of Israel. Ezek 43:7 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 dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile
I've read on this forum that the "anointing" of Jesus occurred at his baptism in the river Jordan. The baptism of John was the ceremonial "washing" prior to entering the priesthood. The nation of Israel was called to be "a kingdom of priests" Exo 19:6. "Anointing" is associated with olive oil. Jesus is to become both priest and king. He indeed became a "priest" at his baptism, but was rejected as "king" and never "anointed" (as was the manner with appointed kings of Israel). Also, olive oil is used to "anoint" sacred places, such as the holy-of-holies. The Tribulation Temple, described in Revelation, must be "anointed" prior to services being resumed. As well, the Temple of Ezekiel 40-48 (Millennial Temple) will be "anointed".
Pioneering trials using man-made DNA begin in battle against cancer, ebola, flu and HIV with scientists saying the treatment could be the key to defeating them Pioneering new treatments for flu, ebola and cancer are being developed by scientists using man-made DNA. Experts have worked out how to create strands of artificial DNA, each mimicking a different killer disease, and inject them into patients. The idea is that the patients' immune systems will then be able to recognise the threats and eliminate them. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3035143/Pioneering-trials-using-man-DNA-begin-battle-against-cancer-ebola-flu-HIV-scientists-saying-treatment-key-defeating-them.html#ixzz3XA30FYxg Do you suppose that Satan will find a use for this technology, leading up to the Tribulation?
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 1 Cor 1:22 How about this for a "sign"?And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with firewas cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; Rev 8:8
2 Pet 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned [Genesis 6], but cast them down to hell [tartarus], and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; Jude 6: And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness [abyss/tartarus] unto the judgment of the great day [of the Lord]. Many believe that these fallen angels are mutating inside the earth, and will be released (the abyss will be opened) to torment men near the end of the Great Tribulation.
The events of Acts 2 were a "partial fulfillment" of Joel's prophecy. The fulfillment of Joel's prophecy has been "interrupted" (postponed), but will be fulfilled during the Tribulation after the Body of Christ is taken from the earth and the Jewish Sect of the Nazarenes returns, preaching the Gospel of the (coming) Kingdom, the return of Messiah. "Tongues" are not for the Body of Christ.
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 Thessalonians 2:4The false-Christ will be worshipped as God. This will bring God's judgment of the inhabitants of the earth. 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, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth [that Jesus died for their sins], that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10