FOR SOME THE LAST GREAT 8TH DAY FEAST ARRIVES MUCH EARLIER THAN FOR OTHERS, SO I PUT THIS MESSAGE UP NOW - Keith Hunt
LAST GREAT FEAST -
8TH DAY—— 2019
MANY THINK THOSE IN THE SECOND RESURRECTION WILL COME UP WITH A NEUTRAL MIND, KINDA “WELL I AM LIVING AGAIN BUT…..”—— NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT THE PREVIOUS LIFE.
THIS SIMPLY CANNOT BE; FOR SALVATION COMES TO EVERYONE THE SAME WAY—- YOU KNOW YOU HAVE SINNED, YOU KNOW YOU WERE NOT PERFECT IN THOUGHT, WORD, AND ACTIONS.
THOSE PEOPLE WILL KNOW OR COME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT SIN IS; HENCE WILL REMEMBER SINS THEY DID. THEY WILL NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE GOD’S WORD; ACKNOWLEDGE THEY ARE SINNERS, AND WILL NEED TO REPENT AND TAKE JESUS AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR.
AS IT WAS FOR EVERYONE ALREADY IN THE IMMORTAL KINGDOM OF GOD, SO IT WILL BE FOR ALL THOSE IN THE SECOND RESURRECTION.
EVERY HUMAN PERSON WILL AQUIRE SALVATION AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD, THE SAME WAY.
THIS IS WHY JESUS COULD GIVE THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES TO SHOW, IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR SOME THAN OTHERS TO ATAIN SALVATION.
EVERYONE IN THAT SECOND RESURRECTION WILL KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY LIVED LIKE, THEY WILL BE AS IF THEY NEVER DIED A PHYSICAL DEATH.
Jesus Bemoans Three Cities But Gives Hope To Others
Still thinking along the same thoughts of how deceived and deluded most of the people were, Jesus zeros in on three cities He had openly taught in and done mighty miracles in, yet they had still not repented.
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? Oh, no, you shall be brought down to hades (the grave). For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained to this very day. But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you" (Matthew 11:20-24).
This section of Scripture is very important in noting the plan of salvation that God has for the world and for all peoples who have ever lived in all nations on the earth. Most people read right over this section and do not comprehend the importance of the words Jesus spoke.
He is speaking of a day called "THE judgment" or “THE day of judgment.” You will notice Jesus said it would be more TOLERABLE for some than others. This word "tolerable" means, to be tolerate towards, to be acceptable towards, to be allowable to people, to be fair, to be gracious towards. You will also note that some cities never saw the works of God, never really had a chance to repent, to come to know what sin was, what the laws of God were, what they were doing wrong, and to turn and repent of those sins. The cities Jesus bemoaned were cities that had been given and seen the might miracles of God and also had the truths of God proclaimed to them.
When we understand the plan of salvation that God has for all mankind, when we understand the meaning of the great Feasts of the Lord as recorded in Leviticus 23. When we understand that as Jesus later said, no one can come to the Father UNLESS the Spirit of God draws them, opens up their mind to the truths and the word of the Lord.
When we understand all people are blinded, as Paul would explain to the church at Rome in Romans chapters 9 through 11, that people cannot come under grace and salvation unless God removes that blindness through His Spirit, usually by the means of teaching and preaching from the human people God sends forth with His word (Romans 10:17-21). When we understand all these things, and that God will have mercy upon all that are in unbelief and blindness, but in His time frame (Romans 11:32), then we can understand what Jesus was saying here in Matthew chapter eleven.
The book of Revelation, in the 20th chapter, tells us there will one day, after the 1,000 year reign of Christ on this earth, come a time of a great general resurrection of all peoples. The books (Greek is "biblios" - where we get the word Bible from) will be opened, and the tree of life, will be available to them. They will see the word of the Lord, they will have salvation Offered to them, when in their first physical life they were blinded and had not seen the works of the Lord or heard the preaching of God's truths to them. It will be "tolerable" for them, mercy and a tolerate heart will be shown them. God will accept that they lived and died without knowing or even being given a chance to repent of their sins.
And Jesus says that at that time, in that judgment, when they do see the miracles and works and the words of the Lord, those blinded and yes sinful cities of old, will fast repent. Jesus knew their hearts and minds and attitudes deep within. He knew they were of such a mind, that when given in the future the works and words of God, they will readily repent. But, the mind and heart of some of the cities where Jesus did do the mighty works of God, and did preach the wonderful ways to salvation, were such, were so hardened, so stiff-necked (see again Romans 10:17-21), that they would be put to shame by the quick repentance of old sinful city people like that of Sodom, when they would come up in a resurrection on that judgment day, to be given the words of God and have the book of life opened to them.
Jesus continued to berate, castigate, take to task, the generation of people He was living among, with similar words that He had used earlier:
"The men of Nineveh will rise in THE judgment WITH THIS generation and shall condemn it; for they REPENTED at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, someone GREATER than Jonah is here among you. The Queen of the South will rise in THE judgment WITH THIS generation and shall condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, someone GREATER than Solomon is here among you" (Matt. 12:41-42).
Salvation per se was not given to the people of Nineveh, but when told by Jonah they had better mend their ways in this lifetime or their city, with them in it, was doomed for destruction, they DID REPENT of their wrong ways and mindset. Yet, the people in the main, and the religious leaders, would not repent of their errors and sins, when Jesus, God in the flesh, much greater than Jonah, was among them telling them to repent. The Queen of the South, was not given salvation per se, yet she came all the way from afar to hear what God was doing through Solomon. But those right next door to Jesus would not come to Him for salvation and repentance that He was offering. And He was much greater than Solomon.
When all these people of old come up in THE judgment resurrection (mentioned at the end of Revelation chapter 20) along with most of that generation of people Jesus was living among, the ones of old, because of their "human attitude" (something that is often just human and not even God led through the Holy Spirit) it will be easier to entreat and work with them and lead them to salvation, relatively speaking; than the ones of Jesus' time, who saw and heard Him in the flesh. They will be ashamed and condemned. They will still find it hard to repent, compared to the ones Jesus gave in His two examples.
THERE ARE MANY EXAMPLES THAT COULD BE GIVEN; I HAVE CHOSEN THIS TIME THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR!
FROM the DVDs: AMERICA - The Story of Us
NORTH AGAINST SOUTH - BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER!
THE CIVIL WAR OF AMERICA WAS ONE OF THE BLOODIEST WARS IN HISTORY!
VICTORY WILL TAKE FAR MORE THAN BRUTE FIRE POWER ON THE BATTLE-FIELD.
TECHNOLOGY - COMMUNICATIONS - LOGISTICS - IT’S WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE FRONT LINE THAT WILL DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF AMERICA.
1862 - THE CIVIL WAR IS AT ITS HEIGHT. NORTH AND SOUTH LOCKED IN A BITTER CONFLICT TO DETERMINE WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN AMERICA.
A NEW TYPE OF BULLET HAS BROUGHT THIS WAR TO A TERRIBLE DEADLOCK. BRINGING A DEATH ON THE SCENE THAT HAS NEVER BEFORE BEEN SEEN IN WARFARE.
HERE IN A METAL WORKS IN SPRINGFIELD, MOLTEN LEAD IS BEGINNING ITS JOURNEY, TO BECOME A LETHAL INSTRUMENT FOR DESTRUCTION.
THE BULLET KNOWN AS THE MINI-BALL; THIS CRUID PIECE OF LEAD IS THE REASON FOR ALL THE DEAD IN THIS WAR.
INVENTED IN FRANCE - AN OUNCE IN WEIGHT AND 1/2 AN INCH ACROSS.
ONE PERSON CAN CAST 3,000 MINI-BALLS AN HOUR.
EACH ONE OF THESE CRUID BULLETS CAN RIP THROUGH A MAN’S BODY IN SECONDS.
THE MINI-BALL IS USED BY NORTH AND SOUTH ALIKE.
DEMAN FOR THIS KILLER BULLET RUNS SO HIGH, AN ENTIRE INDUSTRY SPRINGS UP SUPPLYING MINI-BALLS TO THE FRONT LINE.
THE NORTH MAKES OVER 1/2 A BILLION MINI-BALLS TO BE FIRED BY 2 MILLION MUSKETS IT SUPPLIES TO ITS MEN.
“IN MANY WAYS THE CIVIL WAR WAS THE FIRST MODERN WAR, BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST WAR AFTER THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION THAT TRANSFORMED OUR COUNTRY” - JAMES MEIGS - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF FOR “POPULAR MECHANICS.”
IT WILL TAKE OVER 33 HOURS FOR A BULLET IN A BOX TO TRAVEL THE 800 PLUS MILES TO THE BATTLEFIELD AND ITS TARGET.
AND THE NEW MUSKET IS MUCH FASTER TO RELOAD THAN TRADITIONAL WEAPONS. LOAD THE GUN-POWDER, RAM DOWN THE BULLET, AND IT’S READY TO FIRE.
“IMAGINE WARFARE WHERE TO LOAD A MUSKET FASTER THAN THE OTHER GUY WITH A MUSKET, WOULD DETERMINE IF YOU LIVED OR DIED” - BRIAN WILLIAMS - NBC NIGHTLY NEWS.
GROOVES ON THE INSIDE OF THE BARREL SPIN THE BALL TOWARDS ITS TAGET, THE IMPROVED ACCURACY AND RANGE ARE A DEALY COMBINATION.
“ONE SECOND EVERYTHING IS GREAT, IN A SECOND YOUR BUDDY’S HEAD IS GONE, OR HIS ARM IS FLYING OFF” - RICHARD ‘MACK’ MACHOWICZ - MILITARY EXPERT AND FORMER NAVY-SEAL.
“YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT A SOFT METAL MUSKET BALL DOES WHEN IT ENTERS THE HUMAN BODY” - BRIAN WILLIAMS.
ON IMPACT THE BULLET FLATTENS OUT, BONE SHATTERS AND SPLINTERS, CAUSING FURTHER DAMAGE TO MUSCLE AND TISSUE.
MORE OFTEN THAN NOT A DIRECT HIT IS DEATH.
BUT FOR ALL THE MINI-BALL’S TECHNOLOGY AND EDGE, THE ARMY STILL USED TRADITIONAL MILITARY TACTICS. SO THE DEATH RATE WAS TRULY APPALLING. TROOPS STILL FACED ONE ANOTHER IN LINES ACROSS THE BATTLE-FIELD.
BUT THE MINI-BALL IS ACCURATE OVER A RANGE OF 600 YARDS. EASILY SPANNING THE DISTANCE OF FIGHTING LINES AND IT CAN BE RELOADED 8 TIMES FASTER THAN A TRADITIONAL WEAPON.
THE EFFECT ARE CATASTROPHIC !
THE KILL RATE INCREASES DRAMATICALLY IN COMPARISON TO PREVIOUS WARS.
ACROSS THE BATTLEFIELD IS CARNAGE AND DEATH ON A SCALE PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN.
“THEY KILLED EACH OTHER IN DROVES, IN LINES AND IN PILES” - BRIAN WILLIAMS.
SOLDIER ALEXANDER HUNTER WRITES: “ONE LAY ON HIS FACE, WITH HIS BODY NEARLY IN TWO PARTS. ANOTHER WAS SHOT JUST AS HE WAS TAKING AIM, ONE EYE WAS STILL OPEN AND THE OTHER CLOSED; AND ONE ARM EXTENDED AS HOLDING HIS RIFLE, WHICH LAY BESIDE HIM, ON THE GROUND.”
TROOPS ON BOTH SIDES MUST LIVE IN AND AMONG THIS UNTOLD SUFFERING.
HORATIO CHAPMAN RECORDS IN HIS DIARY: “THE DEAD IN SOME PLACES WERE PILED UPON EACH OTHER; AND GROANS AND MOANS OF THE INJURED WERE SAD TO HEAR; JUST ALIVE BUT GASPING, UN-CONSCIOUS. OTHERS MORTALLY WOUNDED BUT WITH THE FACT THEY KNEW THEY COULD NOT LIVE LONG.”
WITH THE NORTH’S FINAL VICTORY OVER 600,000 ON BOTH SIDES WERE DEAD, SOME 2 PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE USA POPULATION.
IN CURRENT POPULATION TERMS THAT’S THE EQUIVALENT OF 6 MILLION PEOPLE!
ALMOST HALF OF THE DEAD REMAIN UNIDENTIFIED.
BEING SO LEADS MEN TO PIN THEIR NAMES ON THEIR UNIFORMS.
CRUID EARLY VERSION OF THE DOG-TAGS - BUT THEY CAN BE IDENTIFIED IF KILLED.
THE USA POSTAL SERVICE GAVE SOLDIERS THE ABILITY TO WRITE TO LOVED ONES.
ROBERT STYLES— “THE SIGHT AND SMELL THAT ASSAILED US WERE SIMPLY INDESCRIBABLE. CORPSES SWOLLEN TO TWICE THEIR ORIGINAL SIZE; SOME OF THEM ACTUALLY BURST ASUNDER, FROM PRESSURE OF FOUL GASES AND VAPOR.”
FUELLING THE CARNAGE LIES THE DEEPER ANIMOSITY THAT LED TO THE WAR. IN A BITTER CONFLICT THAT HAS PITTED BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER, THE SOUTH HAS DETERMINED TO KEEP ITS INDEPENDENCE AND SYSTEM OF SLAVERY.
BUT THE NORTH WILL NOT ALLOW IT TO LEAVE THE UNION OF STATES.
COTTEN, WHITE GOLD, WAS A MASSIVE INDUSTRY IN THE SOUTH, AND MAINLY DEPENDED ON BLACKS TO WORK IN THE COTTEN FIELDS.
TWO-THIRDS OF THE WORLD’S COTTEN WAS FROM THE SOUTHERN STATES OF AMERICA.
IT BROUGHT EXTRA-ORDINARY WEALTH TO THE SOUTHER STATES, BUT IT IS WEALTH ROUGHT ON THE BACK OF SLAVES.
NOW THIS WEALTH AND TRADITIONAL WAY OF LIFE IS THREATENED BY THE BALLOT BOX, AND LINCOLN IS PRESIDENT.
THE SOUTH WANTS INDEPENDENCE AND SO WILL FIGHT—— HENCE THE BLOODIEST WAR EVER IN USA HISTORY.
THESE DEAD SOLDIERS MAY VERY WELL COME UP IN THE SECOND RESURRECTION WHERE THEY FELL IN BATTLE, WITH ALL THE CARNAGE AND SMELL AROUND THEM.
THEY COME UP WITH ALL THEIR SAME MIND, HOWEVER INFLUENCED, TWISTED AND BENT.
THEY WILL HAVE TO BE TAUGHT WHY THAT WAR CAME ABOUT; THEY WILL HAVE TO LEARN IT WAS FROM SIN AND GREED AND PROUDNESS, AND DECEPTIVE IDEAS.
THEY WILL HAVE TO FORGIVE EACH THEIR ONE TIME ENEMY. THEY WILL HAVE TO LOVE EACH OTHER.
THEY WILL AS ALL HUMANS OFFERED SALVATION HAVE TO DO—— ADMIT WHAT IS SIN, ADMIT THEY WERE SINNERS, REPENT OF ALL THEIR WRONG THOUGHTS, WORDS, AND ACTIONS IN THEIR LIFETIME.
THEY WILL HAVE TO HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND THEY WILL HAVE TO TAKE CHRIST JESUS AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR.
THAT IS THE NITTY-GRITTY OF THE SECOND RESURRECTION, THAT MOST OF YOU NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT, AND WERE NEVER TAUGHT.
TIME TO REALLY MEDITATE ON THE DEPTH OF THE SECOND RESURRECTION.
Keith Hunt - 2019