There is much doubt and reason to doubt that the angel is referring to the "end of time". Epecially from text itself. He is talking about the end of time for the mystery (and plan) of God which he had declared to his sevants the prophets to be completed.
Originally Posted by 76of86
Earlier in the chapter one foot is on land and one in the sea. One opinion and view is that the land represents the mosaic land/nation covenant people and ordinances (the Jews) and the 'sea' represents those outside of that failing and ending covenant. The symbolism is that these events effect all peoples of all nations through the administration of the higher ordinances of the covenant of Mercy!! It was not just about Jerusalems fall in 70 AD,but the completion of the prophecies that were written during and within the administration of the mosaic coveant and through it's prophets about the time of the end of that covenant revealing its principles and purposes and the full completion and establishment of the individualized covenant of Mercy. Those fulfillments and the end of the mosaic covenant 'age' and it's 'world' occured in the first century.
If one focuses one this part of the whole passage and it's anglicized and literal rendering rather than it's contextual meaning it could indicate that this is talkng about the "end of time", but if it's allowed to meld into the context, it's referring to the talking about the end of the time God alloted for the mystery(s) and end (ultimate) purposes of God to be revealed which he had prophesied, forecast and foreordained through His prophets. Those ultimate "end purposes" and their knowledge are administered individually and to all peoples, languages and tounges as was promised to Daniel and John and the other prophets. By ending the mosaic conditional/national covenant of the unchanged heart He proclaimed that this is "NOT" the way even though He had moved mightily through Moses to establish those types, shadows and pattern in the idolotrous people. (Again, read Deuteronomy) The WAY is through the spiritual seed of the individuals like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob/Israel who are justified by faith, recieving the promise of the adoption as sons through the atonement of Christ against the law of sin/death.
that there shall be time no longer
But there should be no reason to have to do this.
Also, the truth can be revealed by using different root words as used in Scripture for "but."
..... or manipulated?
These are just a few of the gematria confirmations of the prophecy of the voice of the seventh angle in which the year 2086 is indicated. Decide for yourself is this is coincidental.
Last edited by EndtimesDeut32/70AD; 06-12-2010 at 07:58 AM.
1Thess 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
If you are oppressed and enslaved by religious law, you may have a tendency to oppress, enslave and attempt to lord over others who are free.