Sorry ... Jesus Is Not Coming At Any Moment Part 2
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Bill Kochman

Published On :
November 5, 2007

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009

Danger Of Perverting Meaning Of The Scriptures, Exposing The
"At Any Moment" Folks, Danger Power And Strong Influence Of
Cultish Belief Systems, Signs Of Cult-Like Organizations And
Churches, Danger Of Leading God's Children Astray, Stumbling
Blocks, The Troublesome 52 Years, 2019 Their New Prediction,
I Don't Know When Jesus Will Return, Persevere In Patience,
To Live Is Christ - To Die Is Gain, Fruit Of False Prophets,
Modern Fast Living vs Ancient Simple Living, Backgrounds Of
Apostles, Gospel Parables, Truth Reserved For Sincere Folks,
Build The Temple In Three Days?, Christ's Resurrection And
Jewish Elders' Grave Robbery Deception, Parable Of Fig Tree,
Certainty Of God's Word - Sure Word Of Prophecy, Why Matthew
Chapter 24 Came About, Related Series, Foul Weather Parable,
Caiaphas' Words And Plot To Kill Jesus, Free Through Christ,
Blindness Of The Jews, Rejected By His Own Jewish Brethren

But let me ask you something: When these American Christian
leaders and preachers pervert the meaning of the Scriptures
in order to convince their flocks that the Day of Christ is
at hand, aren't they doing the same thing as these radicals?
Maybe they are not blowing up anything, but the results of
their misguided words can be just as disastrous. Not only
are they trying to force God's Hand, and dictate His plan,
but their failed prophecies can have very negative effects
in the lives of their followers. I can only wonder how many
young, impressionable Christians may have lost their faith
in God, and in the Bible as His inspired Word, when Jesus
didn't make an appearance in 2,000. Their hopes must have
been extremely high, but were probably dashed to the ground
when nothing happened. Did God fail them? No; those leaders
did by propagating a false doctrine and a deception.

To reiterate a point I made earlier, it is a serious matter
to purposely distort the meaning of God's Word, in order to
try to support one of our own pet doctrines. Even if it is
done in ignorance, it can still have negative consequences.
The New Testament informs us that the First Century Apostles
encountered this same problem when certain individuals tried
to understand the Apostle Paul's more profound writings. In
his second Epistle, the Apostle Peter writes the following.
I have added a word in brackets to clarify Peter's words:

"As also in all his [Paul's] epistles, speaking in them of
these things; in which are some things hard to be understood,
which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do
also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction."
2 Peter 3:16, KJV

In the original Greek, that word "wrest" means to twist, or
to turn awry. Metaphorically, it means to pervert or torture
language in a false sense. In short, "wrest" means to assign
a meaning which is not true to the intent of the author.

It may surprise you to learn that the Apostle Paul also had
a problem with the "At any moment" folks, who likewise held
the belief that Jesus was going to return at any moment. As
I explain in other articles which deal with Endtime events,
in his second Epistle to the brethren at Thessalonika, Paul
wrote the following. Again, I have added a few words for the
sake of clarification:

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, [the
Rapture] that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled,
neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as
that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by
any means: for that day [Christ's Return] shall not come,
except there come a falling away first, [the Apostasy] and
that man of sin [the Antichrist] be revealed, the son of
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, KJV

As I have done in this series, the Apostle Paul then goes on
to explain exactly why those people were wrong to assume that
Jesus would return at any moment. Please refer to some of my
other articles, such as "Who Hindered the Antichrist?",
for further details regarding this issue.

Well, some two thousand years have passed, and it seems that
the "At any moment" people are still with us today. I know
exactly how some of these Christians must have felt in 2,000
when Jesus failed to appear, as their leaders had told them
that He most assuredly would; because many years ago, when I
was a young, idealistic, teenage Christian who was eager to
serve the Lord, I also became mesmerized by one group which
emphasized the importance of Bible prophecy. They likewise
had specific beliefs regarding Endtime events and the Second
Coming of Jesus Christ. Sadly, they too were very wrong.

Thankfully, some years later, I realized how misguided their
leadership had been in a number of areas, and how deceived I
had become; and by God's Grace I was eventually able to pull
myself out from under their influence. But it was not easy.
Once one has been involved with a church or organization for
any appreciable length of time, it can take literally years
before one is able to completely rid himself of their ideas,
and other influences. Cult-like organizations and churches
use very powerful, persuasive, subtle techniques; and unless
one is careful, he can become completely engulfed in their
belief system before he realizes it.

A word to the wise . . .

Any time that a church or an organization elevates a man or
a woman, or its group leadership, above God, beware! You are
probably dealing with a cult. In addition, any time that a
church or an organization gives precedence and preference to
their own teachings, and esteems those doctrines above what
is actually contained in the Bible, beware! You are probably
dealing with a cult. Even if the church or organization does
hold the Bible in high regard, if their doctrines in any way
conflict with what is taught in the Bible, beware! You may be
dealing with a cult! Whatever you do, please don't fall under
the popular misconception that cults are only comprised of
secretive leaders and members who hide away in communes or in
basements. There are in fact some high-profile churches, and
popular preachers and evangelists, who do seem to qualify as
cults, and cult leaders, even if they have been shrouded in
an aura or respectability.

If you still haven't understood what I just said, please take
the time to read the last paragraph again, until you are sure
that you do understand it.

Returning to the year 2,000 "Jesus is coming" fiasco, and how
it may have had a negative effect on some Christians, I have
mentioned before that in the Scriptures, Jesus offers a very
serious warning regarding those people who cause His children
to fall from the faith. Please realize that in the following
verse, the word "offend" is somewhat of a mistranslation. It
is derived from the Greek word "skandalizo". According to my
Greek lexicon, the primary meaning of this word is "to put a
stumbling block or impediment in the way, upon which another
may trip and fall, metaph. to offend". Jesus specifically

"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which
believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were
hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth
of the sea."
Matthew 18:6, KJV

So it is indeed serious business to cause one to fall away
from the faith. Tragically, in spite of the fact that these
American Christian leaders and preachers were so very wrong
regarding their predictions that Jesus would return in the
year 2,000, apparently, as is evidenced by the message that
I received from this person, some of them are still at it,
and are still trying to force their interpretation upon the
Scriptures. Obviously, these false prophets cannot deny that
adding fifty-two years to 1948 was a major blooper on their
part. Not only did they lead many Christian people astray,
but they gave free ammunition to the enemies of our faith;
that is, to the atheists, and made us Christians look like
half-witted idiots. These leaders have been a reproach to
the name of Christ.

But apparently, some of them still can't seem to let go of
the idea that there must have been some secret meaning in
Jesus' words regarding the Parable of the Fig Tree, and the
word "generation". They are still trying to squeeze a deeper
meaning out of it, and still attempting to figure out how
the number fifty-two fits into the equation. Having realized
their error in adding 52 to 1948, some of these leaders are
now suggesting to their followers that the triggering event
for counting to the year of the Lord's Return, was not the
birth of the nation of Israel in May of 1948, but rather the
1967 "Six Day War", in which, against all odds, Israel was
victorious over her Arab enemies, and reclaimed the eastern
half of Jerusalem, as well as the Golan Heights, (which were
recaptured a second time during the 1973 Yom Kippur War).

In other words, if this person's email message to me is any
indication of what is now happening in American prophetic
circles, then these Christian leaders have now scrapped the
52 + 1948 equation, (and rightly so), and are now using the
52 + 1967 equation. In other words, as this person points
out in his message, it seems that some of these preachers
are now suggesting that Jesus will make His Appearance in
the year 2019; that is, 52 + 1967.

So what are my thoughts on the above speculation? Well, quite
frankly, at this point in time, I honestly don't know in what
year Jesus will return, and I am not ashamed to say so. As I
have already pointed out, I am waiting for certain Endtime
events to occur, so that I can get my prophetic bearing, and
hopefully, by God's Grace, properly gauge where we are at in
the Endtime timeline. Until I am absolutely certain of this,
and have a good idea of when Jesus will be returning, please
don't expect me to publicly state any given year, as some of
these American preachers have so foolishly done, to their
own shame.

Since the time that I first began this online ministry not
quite fourteen years ago, I have never offered a date, and I
have absolutely no intentions of offering one now; so please
don't hold your breath. For the record, I have been reading
the news, watching world developments, and patiently waiting
for some of the Endtime prophetic events to be fulfilled for
almost forty years; and I will keep on waiting. If, by God's
Will, I should die anytime soon before the Lord appears, I
suppose that my waiting will be over, as I'll go to see Him
face-to-face anyway. As the Apostle Paul so famously wrote:

"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I
live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what
I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two,
having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is
far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more
needful for you."
Philippians 1:21-24, KJV

But no matter what I do, one thing is absolutely certain: I
most certainly won't place my faith in anything that these
American false prophets are saying, no matter how convincing
it may sound. I have told my readers many times before that
Jesus very specifically stated in the Gospel of Matthew that
we can know a tree by its fruits; and the prophetic fruit of
some of these American spiritual leaders is obviously rotten
and definitely not good for one's health. Jesus stated the
following regarding the false prophets of His own time:

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall
know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth
good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that
bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into
the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
Matthew 7:15-20, KJV

Those of you who are Christians, and who are reading this,
may have already been familiar with that final verse, but
did you know that when read in its proper context, Jesus was
actually warning us about false prophets? Well, there it is
before your very eyes. The evil fruit of a false prophet is
obviously a false prophecy . . . like the year 2,000 "Jesus
is coming" prophecy.

In part one of this series, I mentioned that I would offer
an explanation regarding why I don't believe that Jesus was
using the Parable of the Fig Tree as a veiled message which,
as we have already seen, some American preachers have chosen
to interpret as being a cryptic reference to the creation of
the State of Israel in 1948. While I have already presented
some of my arguments to explain why I've adopted my current
position, there are other reasons as well, which I will now
share with you.

In addressing this issue, I think that it is important that
we first understand the huge difference which exists between
many people of our current time, and those who lived almost
two thousand years ago. Unlike ourselves, who live in a very
loud, fast-paced, modern, gadget-oriented world filled with
all kinds of electronic and technological distractions, the
people of two thousand years ago lived in a more leisurely,
natural world. By leisurely, I do not mean that they all led
easy lives; after all, the Jews of that period were in fact
subservient to Roman domination and cruelty; but what I do
mean, is that they led slower lives, compared with today.

Because the Jews led slower lives, without all of our modern
trappings and distractions, obviously, they had more time to
observe the natural world around them, and they were in fact
in tune with it. From the calendar that they used, to when
they chose to plant their crops, or to breed their animals,
or to make long journeys, as well as the very holy days that
they celebrated, everything that they did was in large part
determined by their observation of the natural world.

It is to this environment that Jesus arrived preaching the
Gospel of Salvation. While the proud people of the twenty-
first century like to boast of their intelligence, I posit
that the people of that era were equally as smart. This does
not mean that they understood all of the advanced scientific
concepts that have been discovered in our current time, but
they weren't stupid either. In fact, as I have noted before,
unlike some Bible-bashing evolutionists, I believe that God
created the first man and woman with intelligence. I do not
believe that the first couple communicated by grunting and
groaning, as is so often depicted in a number of modern pro-
evolutionary movies. Yet at the same time, I also believe
that the people of 2,000 years ago were simpler as well.

In the case of the Twelve Apostles, to whom the message of
Matthew chapter twenty-four was directed, we also need to
remember that they weren't exactly what we would call the
cream of Jewish society. They weren't highly educated men.
The majority were fishermen from Galilee, along with a few
revolutionaries, (the Zealots), a tax collector, etc. Jesus
undoubtedly kept this fact in mind when He spoke with them.
Yet, at the same time, I also suspect that it was probably
because of their lower social status, that Jesus chose them
in the first place. For more on this topic, I encourage you
to read my article "The Only Credentials You Need", as well
as "The Wisdom Of God vs The Philosophy Of Men".

My point in all of this, is that Jesus fully understood into
what kind of world He was coming, and He adapted His message
so that it would reach, and be understood, by as many people
as possible. What better way was there to reach out to those
people then, if not by speaking to them of things with which
they were already familiar in their daily lives?

Thus, as the Gospels will clearly attest, Jesus often shared
simple moral-containing stories, into which He would inject
familiar elements from their surroundings. Today, we refer
to these stories as Parables. Exactly what kind of Parable
Jesus shared, depended a lot upon whom He was speaking with.
In the case of His followers, He would often share stories
where the meaning was rather clear. After all, what would be
the purpose of sharing a story with them, if they were left
scratching their heads, and wondering what He had said? They
would learn nothing from such an experience. But in spite of
the Lord's best efforts to be clear, sometimes His Disciples
weren't able to immediately grasp the meaning of His words.
In such cases, the Lord would often later more fully explain
to them what it was that He meant.

At the same time, there were other occasions where the Lord
was purposely ambiguous, such as when He was challenged or
provoked by His unbelieving Jewish enemies. Jesus even told
His close followers that He purposely did this, so that, in
His words, "seeing they might not see, and hearing they might
not understand". Consider the full context of what the Lord
said to His Disciples in Luke chapter eight, after sharing
the Parable of the Sower with them:

"And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this
parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the
mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables;
that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not
understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word
of God . . ."
Luke 8:9-11, KJV

In Matthew chapter eight, we find another account concerning
the very same event. Consider again what happened, as well as
how Jesus responded:

"And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest
thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them,
Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the
kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For
whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have
more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be
taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in
parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear
not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled
the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall
hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and
shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross,
and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have
closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears, and should understand with their
heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But
blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they
Matthew 13:10-16, KJV

As you can see, Jesus was eager to share the spiritual riches
of His Father's Kingdom with His sincere followers; yet, as I
noted before, when it came to His obvious enemies such as the
Jewish spiritual hierarchy, or other people who rejected Him,
it was an entirely different matter. Consider the following
Scriptural example:

"Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest
thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus
answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in
three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and
six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it
up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.
When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples
remembered that he had said this unto them; and they
believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said."
John 2:18-22, KJV

You see, Jesus obviously realized that the Jewish Elders did
not understand Him, but it didn't matter to Him, because He
knew that they would never believe Him, or accept Him, even
if He did reveal to them the truth behind His words. In fact,
as you may recall, in the final chapter of Matthew's Gospel,
the Jewish religious leaders were so desperate to discredit
Jesus' Resurrection from the dead, that they even bribed the
soldiers into spreading the lie that Jesus' body had merely
been stolen by His followers, as we see here:

"Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came
into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the
things that were done. And when they were assembled with the
elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto
the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night,
and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the
governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. So
they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this
saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day."
Matthew 28:11-15, KJV

Having now shared these different points and examples with
you, let's take a closer look at what Jesus said in Matthew
chapter twenty-four. In verses thirty-two and thirty-three
the Lord says:

"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is
nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things,
know that it is near, even at the doors."
Matthew 24:32-33, KJV

As far as I can tell, there is no mystery or secret meaning
encrypted in those verses. Jesus is doing exactly as He was
accustomed to doing. He is taking something with which He
knew His Disciples would be quite familiar, and using it to
emphasize a point. Year after year, when the weather would
begin to warm, and the fig trees would begin to sprout their
leaves, the Jews would know that summer was approaching. It
was something which they knew by heart; it was an absolute
certainty that they'd learned by watching the natural world
around them. Summer was something which they could expect,
and anticipate, occurring every single year, without fail;
and they knew that it was drawing close when the fig trees
began to sprout their leaves.

So the Lord is using this normal occurrence in their lives
to help them to better understand the astounding things that
He has just told them; and not only to understand them, but
to emphasize the fact that they will most certainly occur as
He has prophesied. Jesus is telling them that just as they
know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Summer is just around
the corner when they see the fig tree begin to sprout its
leaves, the generation that observes the events that He has
just described to them, should "know that it is near, even
at the doors". It is evident to me, that the primary reason
why Jesus uses the Parable of the Fig Tree in this chapter,
is to emphasize the certainty and surety of God's Word. You
may recall that in part one, I shared the following verse
with you:

"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there
is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring
the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the
things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall
stand, and I will do all my pleasure:"
Isaiah 46:9-10, KJV

The Apostle Peter shares a very similar thought in his
second Epistle when he writes the following concerning
Divine Prophecy:

"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do
well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a
dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in
your hearts:"
2 Peter 1:19, KJV

The word "sure" is translated from the Greek word "bebaios".
The Greek lexicon states that it means stedfast, sure, firm,
stable, fast, firm and trusty. In other words, God's Word is
steadfast, firm and trustworthy. We can place our full faith
in it, and we won't be disappointed. Jesus is conveying the
very same thought by using the Parable of the Fig Tree as He
describes Endtime events to His followers.

The next question that we need to ask ourselves is this:
Exactly what is this "it" that Jesus is referring to? Again,
He stated "know that it is near, even at the doors". All we
have to do is go back to the beginning of this same chapter
in order to find the answer. In the opening verses we read:

"And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his
disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the
temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these
things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here
one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And
as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto
him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?
and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of
the world?"
Matthew 24:1-3, KJV

So the bulk of this chapter is about answering three main
questions posed to Jesus by His Disciples:

1. When will the temple be destroyed?
2. How will we know when you are returning?
3. How will we know when the end of the world is coming?

Jesus then very directly proceeds to answer their questions,
thus resulting in the twenty-fourth chapter of the Gospel of
Matthew. If you have an interest in learning more about the
specifics regarding the above questions, I encourage you to
read such articles and series as "The Triumphant Touchdown
Of Jesus Christ", "The Great Tribulation And The Rapture",
"Who Hindered the Antichrist?", "From Armageddon To The
New Earth", and related articles; all of which can be found
on our Bill's Bible Basics website.

Matthew 24:32-33 is by no means the only place in the Gospels
where Jesus uses this approach (using something familiar from
nature) to emphasize a point. Just as He uses the example of
the sprouting fig tree to impress upon us how important it is
to watch for the signs which will precede His Second Coming,
and to know without a doubt that He is coming, eight chapters
earlier, Jesus also uses the weather to expose the spiritual
blindness of His Jewish enemies. In the following verses, the
style is exactly the same as what He uses in Matthew 24:

"The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting
desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He
answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It
will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the
morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red
and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the
sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? A wicked
and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there
shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet
Jonas. And he left them, and departed."
Matthew 16:1-4, KJV

Once again, we see Jesus using something that was obviously
very familiar to everyone who lived in Israel: the weather.
Jesus is basically saying to them, "Look; everyday you can
look at the sky and decide by its appearance if the weather
will be fair or rainy; yet are you so spiritually blind that
you cannot even interpret the dangerous signs that are all
around, which are signaling your own demise?". Exactly what
signs was Jesus referring to? Well, as we saw in part one,
Israel was a nation subjugated by the powerful Roman Empire,
and the Romans were slowly growing weary of the Zealots and
their rebellion. While most were blind to the danger, a few
were not, such as the Jewish High Priest, Caiaphas. This is
why we find the following scene in the Gospel of John:

"And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that
same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor
consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should
die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that
year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather
together in one the children of God that were scattered
abroad. Then from that day forth they took counsel together
for to put him to death."
John 11:49-53, KJV

While the Roman occupation was a clear omen of things yet to
come, Jesus' own presence in Israel at that time was an even
greater sign that the harsh, unforgiving, self-righteous rule
of the Scribes and Pharisees would soon be brought to an end.
Why? Because Jesus would free the Jews, and in fact, all men
everywhere, through His own Blood which He would freely shed
upon the Cross. As I explain elsewhere, in order for the New
Covenant, (or New Testament), to become effective, Jesus had
to die; and the Old Covenant, which revolved around the Jews'
temple worship and vain traditions, had to be destroyed. As
Jesus stated in the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Luke:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed
me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal
the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives,
and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them
that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister,
and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the
synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto
them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears."
Luke 4:18-21, KJV

Even though the Scripture was fulfilled that very day before
their very eyes; even though they had the truth standing in
front of them, many of the old-school Jewish Elders were not
able to see it. The above event occurred in Nazareth, Jesus'
own boyhood town, where He grew up, and where everyone knew
Him; and yet, they rejected Him, and in fact, tried to throw
Him over a cliff, as we see here:

"And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these
things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him
out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill
whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down
Luke 4:28-29, KJV

It is for this very reason that Jesus also stated in the
Gospel of Matthew:

". . . A prophet is not without honour, save in his own
country, and in his own house."
Matthew 13:57b, KJV

The Apostle John was likewise inspired to write in the first
chapter of his Gospel:

"He came unto his own, and his own received him not."
John 1:11, KJV

And in the Old Testament, the Prophet Isaiah, foreseeing the
rejection and sufferings of Christ, wrote the following:

"He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and
acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from
him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not."
Isaiah 53:3, KJV

This series continues in part three. I trust that you will
join me.

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