Friday, February 12, 2016

Does salvation in Daniel's 70th Week require works? (Part 5)

Here is another difference between salvation in Daniel's 70th Week and salvation under Grace.

2 Corinthians 4:
[3] But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
[4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
[5] For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
[6] For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ

2 Corinthians 5:
[14] For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
[15] And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
[16] Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
[17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
[18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
[19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
[20] Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
[21] For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him

2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

It is clear from Paul's words that under Grace, Satan is blinding people's minds to the gospel so that they will not be saved. It is Satan that is trying to keep people from being saved. God says that now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation, but Satan is trying to hinder that message.

But notice that this will be different in Daniel's 70th Week.

2 Thessalonians 2:
[8] And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
[9] Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
[10] And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
[11] And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
[12] That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
[13] But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
[14] Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ

Paul says that when the Wicked one is here (Daniel's 70th Week), God will be sending a strong delusion in the minds of the lost so that they will believe a lie. These are the people who believed not the truth under Grace, and after the rapture of the Body of Christ these people cannot be saved. Because they rejected the gospel, God will send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie that they all might be damned.

There is a clear difference between how God is dealing with man and salvation right now, versus what He will be doing in the future 70th Week of Daniel.

--Eli Caldwell

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