50 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE END-TIMES MORE ACCURATELY - DAY 36 - TWO WITNESSES : Part 1 - AUDIO & VIDEO

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This is DAY THIRTY SIX 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 36 - TWO WITNESSES : Part 1

A principle that we see laid forth in Scripture is the importance of establishing a matter by the mouth of two or three witnesses.

“At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.” (Deuteronomy 17:6)

“One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.” (Deuteronomy 19:15)

“This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (2 Corinthians 13:1)

“Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.” (1 Timothy 5:19)

One thing to remember when applying this principle is that this preventative measure was instituted to get to the truth of a matter when dealing with fallible humans. Since people can lie, or be wrong, or be deceived, this safeguard was instituted by God to ensure that honesty and justice would prevail. Though establishing a matter by the mouth of two or three witnesses is important when dealing with mankind, it is not necessary when dealing with God, for His Word is truth and He cannot lie. However, as an example to us, God often repeats Himself in the Bible, and frequently has different books verifying the same claim or giving the same message.
I believe that this is one reason why we have four gospels. Though two or three witnesses are only required when dealing with man and though God is infallible, yet He still gave us four “witnesses” in the gospels. Though one single verse in the Bible can stand as long as the interpretation of it is not in conflict with any other scripture, finding multiple verses that state the same thing can give us confidence that we are reasoning accurately. I believe that this is one area where the reasoning on eschatology presented in this book is much stronger than the pretribulational view.

When we use phrases that God uses in ways that He uses them and find multiple verses that actually say something tangible, it is easier to see what God is trying to reveal. As an opportunity to review what we have covered thus far, in light of this multiple witness principle, I will share some of the verses already cited.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22)

These two witnesses confirm that believers will have “tribulation” in the world.


Point #1: Confirming a matter by two or three witnesses is important when dealing with people.

Point #2: We do not need to apply this principle when dealing with God, but we can.

Point #3: Two witnesses confirm that believers will have tribulation on earth.

CLOSER

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!

PREVIOUS POSTS

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.

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Until next time…

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Thank you for your time snd efford that you put into these posts . I really appreciate it. love reading them.

Thank you for doing these <3 It's not always easy to get to church or even open the Bible at times, but this awesome!

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Thanks for the encouragement!

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It is not easy cos they devil will want it to be like that, but Pls try hard to make it a point of duty to always read the Bible daily and to attend church

Bravo thanks for sharing

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I couldn't help thinking of the "17 intelligence agencies" when I read that.

Thanks.. I love this. It awakens our spiritual life

Thanks you share

Thank you for doing this. It's not always easy to go to church or even open a Bible sometimes, but it's awesome! Not to mention we can all learn one or five of these stories! The message is always so good one of the motivations for everything

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Thank you very much! Glad that you enjoy these posts!

I've been reading, watching, or listening, I can enjoy this lesson. I have many lessons to take.

The word of God is ye and amen and John chapter 1 says in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. It is only by His word that we can be made perfect.

Thank you for doing these <3 It's not always easy to get to church or even open the Bible at times, but this awesome! Not to mention we all can learn a thing or five from these stories! The message is always so good.

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Wow! It looks like 2 people thought that your comment was so good they copied it!

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Good work dear its not so easy, Thanks for sharing keep it up

I saw the words "end times" and "witness" and thought this post was about the horrible idea being floated about an upper peg to sbd. Pray for the witnesses to come to their senses and God bless you in this devotional.

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LOL! - Glad that wasn't the point of my post!

Indeed these are spiritual principles God puts in place. Even in the the mount of transfiguration, Moses and Elijah (two witnesses) appeared and God endorsed Jesus and His son right there..
Many even believe that the witnesses may come in the anointing of these same prophets...
It's a very deep revelation you've release here..
I've really learnt a lot.. Thank you @papa-pepper

@papa-pepper.... Nice post. Actually I have no idea of Bible. I usually read the Bhagavad-Gita. But I will read the Bible. I have been inspired by you.

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The use of witness is not advisable to use with God cos he has said blessed are those who do not see, yet they believe

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If everybody including our leaders can follow the doctrines of the good book, the world would be a better place...

I’m so behind!!! I need to catch up

Papa-Pepper! Killing it as usual! Keep up the amazing work. I'd love to have your feedback on some of the verses I post each day. Anyway, Steem On!

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Wow! It's lifting to have this kind of content available on here! It's my first time learnung about this series but will find time to go through previous days and also the post made over a year ago cos there's so much knowledge and information to grasp right there.
Thank you for this @papa-pepper

I believe that this is one reason why we have four gospels. Though two or three witnesses are only required when dealing with man and though God is infallible, yet He still gave us four “witnesses” in the gospels.
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Great thought and Truth.
Even so, God didn't have to swore an oath to Abraham so that He would be faithful and fulfill His promise to Abraham (of making him the father of All nations) but He gave Abraham two(2) WITNESSES that Abraham would be assured that what He had promised him, He(God) would fulfill. Why is That so ?. it was not to make God any Good or Faithful, (God is always good and no evil in him)but that being human requires a lot to be convince.
Hebrews 6:16 says Men indeed swear by one greater and an oath for confirmation is for them an end to all dispute.

This show that men almost all the time need more than just one witness and because of that God does the same when dealing with man, not for himself but for men sake. The next verse just after that says:
Therefore God, determined to show more abundantly to the heir of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two(2) immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have consolation, that fled for refuge to lay hold(receive) of the hope(expectation/promise) set before us. This hope we have as an anchor fro our soul, both sure and steadfast which enter the presence of God(that's when ask).
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we see that both witnesses God set before Abraham(Man) were immutable: meaning to say that one is enough to show Gods council(will) to prosper Abraham but just because of human nature needing more than one witness most often, God Gave Abraham two(2) witnesses.
Really Great thought sir. more grace to you all.