God is Spirit and if He can turn spirit into flesh and Jesus can even go through walls or "disappear from their midst", why can't spirit take on any form?
Originally Posted by Beck
This is a metaphor used in speech, same as I say "there is toad in my throat".
Thus when someome speaks of spirit it relating to 'in the spirit' of that person. The part of a human associated with the mind, will, and feelings: Though unable to join us today, they are with us in spirit.
Great! now I have another meaning for end of the times which usually refers to AD 70 by the Preterists. It contradicts Daniel 12:
The promise to Daniel of coming into his inheritance is at the end. The end had being established in chapter 10 :13-21 of the latter days when the vision would come to pass and that would be when the prince of Persia and then the prince of Greece shall have come. So clearly Daniel is in reference to the Jewish people being delivered by they opressors of Perisa and Greece. It is at this time of the divided kingdom of Greece namely Seleucid under the control of Antiohcus IV that the Maccabees take back the kingdom and redicated the sanctuary.
1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise[a] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?”
7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time.[b] When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.”
8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?”
9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
13 “As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”
God Blessings to all.
Last edited by CWH; 06-11-2012 at 03:29 AM.
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