This is DAY TWENTY ONE of the daily devotional.
I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.
The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.
The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d
The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper
The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account
DAY 21 - IGNORANCE
The presidency could be used to illustrate the same point. Generally, the next person will become president four years after the previous election. Since an impeachment or death could also remove a president from his role, we do not know the day or the hour when the next president will take office. However, we do know when not. Unless the president dies, is impeached, or the time comes for the next election and inauguration, no new individual will be filling that office.
If we open the Bible and evaluate situations that fall into this category, two immediately come to mind; Simeon and Hezekiah. Neither of these men knew the day or hour of their deaths, but they did know that it would not occur until after a certain time.
“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.” (Luke 2:25-26)
Simeon was a rare case, but a true account nonetheless. He did not know when he would die, but he did know for sure that it would not be until after “he had seen the Lord’s Christ. Only after that event occurred would his death become imminent, and able to happen at any time from then on. For Simeon, seeing Jesus was the “tree beginning to bud”.
Hezekiah’s situation was similar.
“Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee… And I will add unto thy days fifteen years…” (2 Kings 20:5-6)
Thought the day and hour were still a mystery, the time period in which his death would happen was not.
Point #1: Not knowing when does not necessitate imminence, only ignorance.
Point #2: Even if we do not know when, we can still know when not.
If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.
Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!
Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.
- NEW SERIES
- DAY 1 - THE FOUNDATION
- DAY 2 - "THE TRIBULATION"
- DAY 3 - THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL
- DAY 4 - NOT APPOINTED TO WRATH
- DAY 5 - WRATH vs. TRIBULATION
- DAY 6 - THE DAY OF THE LORD
- DAY 7 - THE LORD ALONE
- DAY 8 - THE EXALTATION OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 9 - PROMISES
- DAY 10 : THE PRESUPPOSITION
- DAY 11 : 2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-4
- DAY 12 : THE REVEALING OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 13 : SAME DAY 1
- DAY 14 : SAME DAY 2
- DAY 15 : HAND IN HAND
- DAY 16 : OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF
- DAY 17 : ANOTHER THIEF?
- DAY 18 : NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 1
- DAY 19 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 2
- DAY 20 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 3
Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!
Until next time…
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