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Okay Preterists,  this is wordy but I really need some explanations:

I am a little confused about resurrection.  If the resurrection has already taken place, for whom does it apply?  The saints in 1st century only?  How is is meant?  How does it apply to: “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven”  (Matthew 22:30). “According to the scriptures, angels have qualities much different than physical beings.  For one thing, they suddenly appear and disappear (sounds like Christ after the resurrection).  Angels have “supernatural” qualities.  Christ says those in the resurrection, “are as the angels of God in heaven”. “ (http://www.preteristarchive.com/Hyper/0000_silvestri_futurism-unconvincing.html)  (This is what I was reading today.)

Who is it referring to?  Are we as the angels of God??  Are we resurrected or is it speaking of heaven after death?

The resurrection is it from Adam to Christ?

1Co 15:45 KJV - And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

“Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual”  (1 Corinth 15:46).     
 
Rom 8:18 KJV - For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

“Shall be revealed” speaking of the resurrection?  To those 1st century saints?

To be spiritually minded is it to be resurrected; to be aware of and have faith in God, Yeshua? (Rom 8:6)

Rom 8:11 KJV - But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Quicken means to make alive, so we are made alive to God as opposed to unbelievers who are not in relationship to God but are dead?  We are resurrected?

Rom 8:6 KJV - For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

To be carnal is to be in Adam; to be spiritual is to be in Christ?

Is there a heaven after death?  If all this is speaking of here in this ‘plane’ where does the bible speak about a place after death?  Is heaven another resurrection of the spirit to God’s spiritual realm?

 “some to everlasting life and some to everlasting contempt”  (Daniel 12:2). 

If this is speaking of the resurrection, of which is only one resurrection, who is under ‘everlasting contempt’?

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Happy New Year to all my brothers and sisters in Christ. I have a question that I need an answer. what do you believe about cremation instead of bodily burial.

To anyone who wants to answer my question, I thank you in advance.

My question is; what does the fulfilled covenant community believe about Baptism? Does that still apply to a believer today whose never been baptized and has been a Christian for over 30 years?

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As we read the Bible, we must keep in mind the hermeneutical principle of audience relevance. This principle seeks to discover what the original audience understood a passage to mean. This is important because if we take a verse out of its context and make it mean something it was never intended to mean, then we can make any verse mean whatever we want to, and apply it to whoever we want to. This type of interpretation is dangerous and should be avoided. As it has been said, "Any verse used out of context, ceases to be the word of God."
Once we understand a passage as the original audience would have, we can know if and how it may apply to us. So as you read the following scriptures, ask yourself these questions: When was this written? Who was writing? Who were they writing to? Why were they writing to them? When did they expect Christ to return?
Matt. 3:1 And in those days comes John the Baptizer, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, ‘Reform you, for come near has the reign of the heavens,’
Matt. 3:7 And having seen many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming about his baptism, he said to them, ‘Brood of vipers! who did show you to flee from the coming wrath?
Matt. 3:10 and now also, the axe unto the root of the trees is laid, every tree therefore not bearing good fruit is cut down, and to fire is cast.
Matt. 3:12 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and will gather his wheat to the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.’
Matt. 4:17 From that time began Jesus to preach and to say, ‘Reform you, for come near has the reign of the heavens.’
Matt. 10:7 ‘And, going on, preach saying that, the reign of the heavens has come near;
Matt. 10:23 ‘But whenever they may persecute you in this city, flee to the other, for amen I say to you, you may not have completed the cities of Israel until the Son of Man may come.
Matt. 12:32 And whoever may speak a word against the Son of Man it shall be forgiven to him, but whoever may speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is coming.
Matt. 16:27 ‘For, the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of his Father, with his messengers, and then he will reward each, according to his work.
Matt. 16:28 Amen I say to you, there are certain of the ones standing here who shall not taste of death until they may see the Son of Man coming in his reign.’ (cf. Mk. 9:1; Lk. 9:27)
Matt. 21:40 whenever therefore the lord of the vineyard may come, what will he do to these vinedressers?’ 41 They say to him, ‘Evil men—he will evilly destroy them, and the vineyard will give out to other vinedressers, who will give back to him the fruits in their seasons.’ …43 ‘Because of this I say to you, that the reign of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth its fruit; …45 And the chief priests and the Pharisees having heard his similes, knew that about them he speaks,
Matt. 24:34 Amen I say to you, this generation may not pass away until all these may come to pass.
Matt. 26:62 And the chief priest having stood up, said to him, ‘Nothing you do answer! what do these witness against you? 63 but Jesus was silent. And the chief priest answering said to him, ‘I adjure you, by the living God, in order that you may say to us, if you are the Christ—the Son of God.’ 64 Jesus says to him, ‘You have said; nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of Man sitting from the right hand of the power, and coming upon the clouds, of the heaven.’ (Mk. 14:62; Lk. 22:69)
Mark 1:15 and saying—‘Fulfilled has been the time, and the reign of God has come near, reform you, and believe in the good news.’
Mark 12:9 ‘What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the vinedressers, and will give the vineyard to others. ...12 And they [the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders] were seeking to lay hold on him, and they feared the multitude, for they knew that against them he spoke the simile, and having left him, they went away;
Mark 13:30 Amen I say to you, that this generation may not pass away until all these things may come to pass;
Luke 3:7 Then said he to the multitudes coming forth to be baptized by him, ‘Brood of vipers! who did show you to flee from the coming wrath?
Luke 3:9 and already also the axe unto the root of the trees is laid, every tree, therefore, not making good fruit is cut down, and to fire it is cast.’
Luke 3:17 whose winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and will gather the wheat to his storehouse, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.’
Luke 9:30 And behold, two men were talking together with him, who were Moses and Elijah, 31 who having appeared in glory, spoke of his exodus that he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem,
Luke 10:1 And after these things, the Lord did appoint also seventy others, and sent them by twos before his face, to every city and place where he himself was about to come, 2 then said he unto them, ‘The harvest indeed is abundant, but the workmen few; implore you then the Lord of the harvest, so that He may put forth workmen to His harvest. 3 ‘Go away; behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves; …8 and into whatever city you enter, and they may receive you, eat the things set before you, 9 and heal the ailing in it, and say to them, The reign of God has come near to you.
Luke 10:11 Even the dust that has cleaved to us, out of your city, we do wipe off against you, but this know you, that the reign of God has come near to you;
Luke 20:15 and having cast him out of the vineyard, they killed him; what, then, shall the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come, and destroy these vinedressers, and will give the vineyard to others.’ And having heard, they said, ‘Let it not be!’ …19 And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him in that hour, and they feared the people, for they knew that against them he spoke this simile.
Luke 21:22 because these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all things that have been written.
Luke 21:32 amen I say to you—This generation may not pass away until all may have come to pass; …36 watch you, then, in every season, praying in order that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.’
Luke 23:28 but Jesus having turned unto them, said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but for yourselves weep you, and for your children; 29 for, behold, days are coming, in which they shall say, Happy the barren, and wombs that did not bare, and breasts that did not nurse; 30 then they shall begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us, and to the hills, Cover us;— (Compare Rev. 6:14-17)
Luke 24:21 but we were hoping that he it is who is about to redeem Israel, and also with all these things, this third day is passing today, since these things happened.
John 14:18 ‘I will not leave you bereaved, I come unto you; …20 in that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you; …22 Judas says to him, (not the Iscariot), ‘Sir, what has come to pass, that to us you are about to manifest yourself, and not to the world?’
John 21:22 Jesus says to him, ‘If him I will to remain until I come, what is it—to you? you be following me.’ This word, therefore, went forth to the brothers that that disciple does not die,
Acts 2:16 ‘But this is that which has been spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 And it shall be in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;
Acts 17:31 because He did set a day in which He is about to judge the inhabited land in righteousness, by a man whom He did ordain, having given assurance to all, having raised him out of the dead.’
Acts 24:15 having hope toward God, which they themselves also eagerly look for, that there is about to be a rising again of the dead, both of righteous and unrighteous;
Acts 24:25 and he reasoning concerning righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment that is about to be, Felix, having become greatly afraid, answered, ‘For the present be going, and having taken time, I will call for you;’
Romans 4:23 And it was not written on his account alone, that it was reckoned to him, 24 but also on ours, to whom it is about to be reckoned—to the ones believing on Him who did raise up Jesus our Lord out of the dead,
Romans 8:13 for if according to the flesh you do live, you are about to die; but if, by the Spirit, the deeds of the body you put to death, you shall live;
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory about to be revealed in us;
Romans 13:11 And this, knowing the time, that for us, the hour already is to be aroused out of sleep, for now nearer is our salvation than when we did believe; 12 the night did advance, and the day came near; let us lay aside, therefore, the works of the darkness, and let us put on the armor of the light;
Romans 16:20 and the God of the peace shall crush the Adversary under your feet quickly; the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen!
1 Cor. 7:29 And this I say, brothers, the time is having been shortened—in order that henceforth both the ones having wives may be as not having;
1 Cor. 7:31 and the ones using this world, as not misusing it; for passing away is the form of this world.
1 Cor. 10:11 And all these things as types did happen to them, but they were written for our admonition, to whom the ends of the ages did come,
1 Cor. 15:14 and if Christ has not risen, then void is our proclamation, and void also your faith, 15 and we also are being found false witnesses of God, because we did testify of God that He raised up the Christ, whom He did not raise if then dead ones are not being raised; 16 for if dead ones are not being raised, neither has Christ risen, …26 the last enemy is done away—the death; …29 Seeing what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead are not being raised at all? why also are they being baptized for the dead? …35 But some one will say, ‘How are the dead being raised? …42 In this way also is the rising again of the dead: it is being sown in corruption, it is being raised in incorruptibility; 43 it is being sown in dishonor, it is being raised in glory; it is being sown in weakness, it is being raised in power; 44 it is being sown a natural body, it is being raised a spiritual body; there is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body; 45 in this way also it has been written, ‘The first man Adam became a living creature,’ the last Adam is for a life-giving spirit, …51 behold, I tell you a secret; we indeed shall not all sleep, but we all shall be changed; 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, in the last shofar, for it shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we—we shall be changed:
1 Cor. 16:22 if any one does not love the Lord Jesus Christ—let him be anathema! The Lord has come!
Eph. 1:21 far above all principality, and authority, and power, and lordship, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in the coming one;
Phil. 4:5 let your forbearance be known to all men; the Lord is near;
Col. 1:23 if also you continue in the faith, being founded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the good news, which you heard, which was preached in all the creation that is under the heaven, of which I became—I Paul—a ministrant. (Compare Matt. 24:14; Rom. 10:18; 16:26; Col. 1:5-6; 2 Tim. 4:17; Rev. 14:6-7; cf. I Clement 5,7)
Col. 2:16 Let no one, then, judge you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of the coming things, but the body is of the Christ;
1 Thess. 4:15 for this to you we say in the word of the Lord, that we who are living—who do remain to the presence of the Lord—may not precede the ones asleep, …17 then we who are living, who are remaining, together with them shall be snatched away in clouds to meet the Lord in air, and in this way always with the Lord we shall be; …5:4 but you, brothers, are not in darkness, in order that the day may overtake you as a thief;
1 Thess. 5:23 and the God of the peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless until the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ;
2 Thess. 1:6 since it is a righteous thing with God to give back to the ones troubling you—trouble, 7 and to you who are troubled—rest with us in the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven, with messengers of his power,
1 Timothy 4:8 for the bodily exercise is unto little profit, but the piety is to all things profitable, a promise having of the life that now is, and of that which is coming;
1 Timothy 6:14 that you [Timothy] keep the command unspotted, unblameable, until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Timothy 6:19 treasuring up to themselves a good foundation for the coming time, in order that they may lay hold on the life age-lasting.
2 Timothy 3:1 But this know you [Timothy], that in the last days there shall come perilous times, 2 for men shall be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, evil-speakers, to parents disobedient, unthankful, unkind, …5 having a form of piety, but its power having denied; and from these be turning away, 6 for from among these there are the ones coming into the houses and leading captive the silly women, laden with sins, led away with desires manifold, …8 and, even as Jannes and Jambres stood against Moses, in this way also these do stand against the truth, men corrupted in the mind, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they shall not advance any further, for their folly shall be manifest to all, as theirs also did become.
2 Timothy 4:1 I do fully testify, then, before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is about to judge living and dead at his manifestation and his reign—
Hebrews 1:1 In many parts, and many ways, God of old having spoken to the fathers in the prophets, 2 in these last days did speak to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He did make the ages;
Hebrews 1:14 are they not all spirits of service—for ministration being sent forth because of the ones about to inherit salvation?
Hebrews 2:5 For not to messengers did He subject the coming world, concerning which we speak,
Hebrews 6:5 and did taste the good saying of God, the powers also of the coming age,
Hebrews 6:7 For earth, that is drinking in the rain many times coming upon it, and is bringing forth herbs fit for those because of whom also it is tilled, does partake of blessing from God, 8 but that which is bringing forth thorns and briers is disapproved of, and near to cursing, whose end is for burning;
Hebrews 8:13 in the saying ‘new,’ He has made the first old, and what is becoming obsolete and is growing old is near disappearing.
Hebrews 9:8 the Holy Spirit this evidencing that not yet has been manifested the way of the holy places, the first tabernacle having yet a standing; 9 which is a simile in regard to the present time, in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, which are not able, in regard to conscience, to make perfect him who is serving, 10 only in foods, and drinks, and different baptisms, and fleshly ordinances—until the time of reformation imposed upon them. (Compare Gal. 4:19; Eph. 2:21-22; 3:17; 4:13)
Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come, chief priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands—that is, not of this creation—
Hebrews 9:26 since it would have been necessary for him many times to suffer from the foundation of the world, but now once, at the full end of the ages, for putting away of sin through his sacrifice, he has been manifested;
Hebrews 10:1 For the Law having a shadow of the coming good things—not the very image of the matters, every year, by the same sacrifices that they offer continually, is never able to make perfect the ones coming near,
Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as a custom of certain is, but exhorting, and so much the more as you see the day coming near.
Hebrews 10:27 but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery zeal, about to devour the opposers;
Hebrews 10:37 for yet a very very little, He who is coming will come, and will not delay;
Hebrews 13:14 for we have not here an abiding city, but the coming one we eagerly desire;
James 2:12 in this way speak you and in this way do, as by a law of liberty about to be judged,
James 5:1 Go, now, you rich! weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you; …3 your gold and silver have tarnished, and the rust of them for a testimony shall be to you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. You made treasure in the last days!
James 5:7 Be patient, then, brothers, until the presence of the Lord; behold, the farmer does expect the precious fruit of the earth, being patient for it, until he may receive rain—early and latter;
James 5:8 be patient, you also; establish your hearts, because the presence of the Lord has drawn near;
1 Peter 1:5 who, in the power of God are being guarded, through faith, unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time,
1 Peter 1:20 foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, but manifested in the last times because of you,
1 Peter 4:5 who shall give an account to Him who is ready to judge living and dead,
1 Peter 4:7 And of all things the end has come near; be sober-minded, then, and watch unto the prayers,
1 Peter 4:17 because it is the time of the beginning of the judgment from the house of God, and if first from us, what the outcome of the ones disobedient to the good news of God?
1 Peter 5:1 Elders who are among you, I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of the Christ, and of the glory about to be revealed a partaker,
2 Peter 1:19 And we have more firm the prophetic word, to which we do well giving heed, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day may dawn, and a morning star may arise—in your hearts;
2 Peter 2:3 and in covetousness, with molded words, of you they shall make merchandise, of whom the judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction does not slumber.
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord has known to rescue pious ones out of temptation, and unrighteous ones to a day of judgment, being punished, to keep, …13 about to receive a reward of unrighteousness, pleasures counting the luxury in the day, spots and blemishes, reveling in their deceits, feasting with you,
2 Peter 3:3 this first knowing, that there shall come in the latter end of the days scoffers, according to their own desires going on, …5 for this is unobserved by them willingly, that the heavens were of old, and the earth out of water and through water standing together by the word of God,
2 Peter 3:10 but it will come—the day of the Lord—as a thief in the night, in which the heavens with a rushing noise will pass away, and the elements burning with heat will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it shall be burnt up. 11 All these, then, being dissolved, what kind of persons is it necessary for you to be in holy behaviors and pious acts? 12 waiting for and hastening to the presence of the day of God, by which the heavens, being on fire, will be dissolved, and the elements burning with heat are melting;
1 John 2:8 again, a new command I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light does even now shine;
1 John 2:17 and the world is passing away, and the desire of it, but he who is doing the will of God, he does remain—to the age.
1 John 2:18 Little youths, it is the last hour; and according as you heard that the antichrist does come, even now antichrists have become many—whereby we know that it is the last hour; (Compare Matt. 24:23-34)
1 John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus Christ in flesh having come, from God it is not; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard that it does come, and now in the world it is already. (Compare II Thess. 2:7)
Jude 1:4 for there did come in unobserved certain men, who long ago having been written beforehand to this judgment, impious, the grace of our God perverting to promiscuity, and our only Master, God, and Lord—Jesus Christ—denying, …14 And prophesy also to these did the seventh from Adam—Enoch—saying, ‘Behold, the Lord did come with myriads of His holy ones, 15 to do judgment against all, and to convict all their impious ones, concerning all their works of impiety that they did impiously, and concerning all the hard things that speak against Him did impious sinners.’
Jude 1:17 but you, beloved, remember you the sayings spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: 18 that they said to you, that in the last time there shall be scoffers, according to their own desires of impieties going on, 19 these are the ones setting themselves apart, natural men, the Spirit not having.
Rev. 1:1 Revelation of Jesus Christ, that God gave to him, to show to his slaves what things it is necessary to come to pass quickly; and he did signify it, having sent through his messenger to his slave John,
Rev. 1:3 Happy is he who is reading, and the ones hearing, the words of the prophecy, and keeping the things written in it—for the time is near!
Rev. 1:19 ‘Write the things that you [John] have seen, and the things that are, and the things that are about to come after these things;
Rev. 2:8 ‘And to the messenger of the assembly of the Smyrneans write: …10 ‘Be not afraid of the things that you are about to suffer; behold, the devil is about to cast some from among you to prison, in order that you may be tried, and you shall have tribulation ten days; become you faithful unto death, and I will give to you the crown of the life.
Rev. 2:18 ‘And to the messenger of the assembly of Thyatira write: …25 but that which you have—hold you, until I may come;
Rev. 3:1 And to the messenger of the assembly in Sardis write: …3 ‘Remember, then, how you have received, and heard, and be keeping, and reform: if, then, you may not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you may not know what hour I will come upon you.
Rev. 3:7 ‘And to the messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write: …10 ‘Because you did keep the word of my endurance, I also will keep you from the hour of the trial that is about to come upon all the inhabited land, to try the ones dwelling upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly, be holding fast that which you have, in order that no one may receive your crown.
Rev. 3:14 ‘And to the messenger of the assembly of the Laodiceans write: …16 In this way—because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to vomit you out of my mouth;
Rev. 6:9 And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of the ones slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony that they held, …11 and there was given to each one white robes, and it was said to them in order that they may rest themselves yet a little time, until may be fulfilled also their fellow-slaves and their brothers, who are about to be killed—even as they.
Rev. 8:13 And I saw, and I heard one messenger, flying in the mid-heaven, saying with a great voice, ‘Woe, woe, woe, to the ones dwelling upon the land from the rest of the voices of the shofar of the three messengers who are about to sound.’
Rev. 12:5 and she brought forth a male child, who is about to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, and snatched away was her child unto God and His throne,
Rev. 17:8 ‘The beast that you did see: it was, and it is not; and it is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go away to destruction, and wonder shall the ones dwelling upon the land, whose names have not been written upon the scroll of the life from the foundation of the world, beholding the beast that was, and is not, although it is.
Rev. 18:24 and in her [the Great City Babylon] blood of prophets and of saints was found, and of all the ones who have been slain on the earth.’ (Compare Matt. 23:35-36; Lk. 11:50-51)
Rev. 22:6 And he said to me, ‘These words are steadfast and true, and the Lord God of the holy prophets did send His messenger to show to His slaves the things which are necessary to come to pass quickly:
Rev. 22:7 Behold, I come quickly; happy is he who is keeping the words of the prophecy of this scroll.’
Reve. 22:10 And he says to me, ‘You may not seal the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near; (Compare Dan. 8:26)
Rev. 22:12 And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to render to each as his work shall be;
Rev. 22:20 he says—the one who is testifying these things—‘Yes, I come quickly!’ Amen! Yes, be coming, Lord Jesus!
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When MOST Christians see the phrase "last days" used in the Bible, they don't stop to ask, "Last days of what?" They assume it is referring to the last days of the world.
In order to understand the phrase "last days," let's look at how it was originally used in the Hebrew Scriptures. The Bible's first use of the phrase "last days" is found in Genesis 49:1.

The Hebrew for "last days" is "acharit-hayamim." Consider carefully, in Gen. 49:1, to whom the phrase "last days" is primarily addressed to. Jacob is talking to his sons (the twelve tribes of Israel), and he pronounces the general evil that would come upon them. So, clearly, Israel is the subject of the last days, and the last days concern Israel. Again, in Numbers 24:13-14 we find the phrase "acharit-hayamim," and again it is in reference to the nation of Israel.

Isaiah predicts these "last days" as well in Isaiah 2:1-2. The vision was concerning Judah and Jerusalem. This is speaking of the New Covenant that is inaugurated in the "last days."

The phrase "acharit-hayamim" is used several other times in the Hebrew Scriptures, but nowhere is it used to refer to the physical planet, but, rather, it is referring to the "last days" of the nation Israel.

Their last days came, and Yahweh destroyed them. The nation of Israel has not existed for nearly 2,000 years. National Israel was destroyed in A.D. 70. Those in the Middle East who affirm themselves as Israel have no right to do so. There is no Jewish race or nation today. Yahweh put an end to Judaism in A.D. 70. The "last days" were the "last days" of Israel. The last days ended when the nation Israel ended.
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When did Christ redeem the saints--at AD 30 or AD 70? Verse please.

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Joseph Chadburn
November 11 at 8:38am ·

Those who disassociate themselves from the Israel of God, their ascended position in Christ, and the present Kingdom of God, find themselves caught in a most miserable, impotent and imaginary "church age"...from which they long to "fly away".


J.A. Hardgrave
THE PRESENT SPIRITUAL KINGDOM
I was thinking about this today. If Jesus said, "The Kingdom is within you", how can the kingdom be a literal kingdom? You can't fit a literal throne or a literal temple or a literal Jesus in your body, but you can fit the Spirit of Jesus, a spiritual throne, and be a spiritual temple for His Spirit. I believe the kingdom is not a future literal reality, but a present spiritual reality through the Holy Spirit dwelling in us as believers. Maybe that's why Paul said, "For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy IN THE HOLY SPIRIT." Rom. 14:17
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