Monday, April 16, 2012

Is this supposed to be the church???

9And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon

Catholicism, eastern orthodoxy and mainline protestantism have a tendency to symbolize the nation of Israel in Old testament scripture. They claim that every prophetic reference to Israel must be to the Christian Church.(whatever that may be)

But let us look at this passage.
A. It is not just about Israel but jerusalem.
B. It is referring to the house of David.
C. It is saying they will recieve the Holy Spirit. But if we are talking about "the church" wouldn't they already have the Holy Spirit?
d. It says that they shall mourn for him. We know the jews did not do this in the first coming, eventually they kicked the christians out of jerusalem.
E. The jews who were converted at pentecost were pricked at the heart. But they were not in a state of mourning as they felt the power of the Holy spirit and were saved.

It appears to me obvious that this is predicting a revival for jewish people in the end times.

In Christ,

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