Anti-Typical Jacob’s Return Home (Part 3 of 3)

In our final post of the JTT returning, we will examine why the first camp is right in its analysis of the timing of Jacob’s time of trouble.

First, to recap what we have learned about camp two’s views, and how they fall short of the following reasons.

1) Jacob was well on his way, traveling hundreds of miles from his adopted homeland when he experience the time of trouble. Therefore the idea that JTT comes to the anti-type Jacob (144,000) while they are still in their respective countries makes no type truth sense.

2) They mis-apply selected early Rod statments to make a doctrine of JTT coming pre-Ezek. 9. Not considering that the Rod’s rule of “from a limited understanding common to the time “then present” was applicable to the early Rod understanding of JTT and not the later light shown.

3) They misunderstand that Jacob in anti-type (144,000) cannot come into existence until Ezek. 9 occurs, thereby disallowing any chance of a pre-Ezek. 9 JTT.

Let us now look at the strong and clear reason for the post Ezek. 9 JTT.

As we know the Lord’s word is a harmonious plan , and written with full knowledge of the WHOLE word of God. In other words, it fits nicely and harmoniously when we let the Spirit of Truth guide us (John 16:13) as intended.

A harmonious fit is found within the DSDA Fundamental Beliefs. This , as we know, is our basic fundamental beliefs and as such is perhaps our most weightful statements of our message and FUNDAMENTAL to what we believe.

The message counsels —

“The weight of evidence” is the only fair and final criterion worthy of a Christian who must ever make an investigation for himself concerning purported truth. (1 Ans., p.77)

The specific FB Tract timeline outline —

“4. That the destruction of the tares from among the first fruits of the living (Matt. 13:30, 48, 49; Ezek. 9:6, 7) results in the purification of the church.

5. That immediately thereafter, the angels let loose the four winds (Rev. 7:1-3), whereupon ensues the time of trouble and Michael’s standing up to deliver from

Fundamental Beliefs, page 12

it, all whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Dan. 12:1).

6. That the angels’ letting loose the four winds to blow over the four corners of the earth (Rev. 7:1), does not anticipate a World war but rather a world wide decree enforced throughout Babylon by the image-beast, and that then no one may buy or sell save he who worships “the image.” Rev. 13:15-17.

7. That subsequently, the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jer. 30:7) for the 144,000, the sons of Jacob, logically develops on their way home (Gen. 32:1, 24) to the land of their fathers (Ezek. 36:28; 37:21, 25).

8. That the foregoing epochal event shall cause the 144,000 to have their names changed as did their father, Jacob (Gen. 32:28), and as a body receive a new name which the mouth of the Lord shall name (Isa. 62:2).

9. That these events shall ultimate in the setting up of the Kingdom (Dan. 2:44; Isa. 2:1-4; Mic. 4; Ezek. 37), wherein the 144,000, those who follow the Lamb “withersoever He goeth” (Rev. 14:4), shall stand with Him on Mt. Zion (Rev. 14:1), and there “receive the forces of the GentiIes. ” Isa. 60:5, 11.

10. That with this sequence of events will ensure the Loud Cry of the angel that lightens the earth with his glory (Rev. 18:1),

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as the other Voice cries, “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Rev. 18:4.

11. That in response to this call, many nations will say: “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” Mic. 4:2.”

As can be seen the JTT (no. 7) clearly comes after Ezek. 9 (no. 4). And we see that the numbers are said in form of an order or timeline because no. 10 says “That with this sequence of events will ensure the Loud Cry of the angel that lightens the earth with his glory (Rev. 18:1),

In summary we do well to stay with the harmonious and clear Word of the Lord and not our private constructions or ideas. This study and understanding will become a VERY important one in the not too distant future

“Right now we may not appreciate this study as we ought to, but the time is soon coming in which we will dig as fast and as hard for it as we would to get out from under an avalanche. Those who have but little faith in the Word of God though, the study will not do them much good. Now is the time to start cultivating the faith we need to have then.” (1 TG, no. 47, p.14)

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