The following Scripture reference forms the foundational platform for a believer in Yahushua to build upon:
Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
This prophecy in Daniel chapter 9 provides the platform upon which we can build our faith which will transform our life. There is a beautiful sequence that Satan attempts to bury under a pile of theological rubbish. The sequence is:
1 If there is no law of YHWH then there is no knowledge of sin.
2 If there is no knowledge of sin there is no need of a Savior.
3 If there is no knowledge of a Savior there is no need of the Gospel!
4 If there is no gospel then you are not a believer.
Interesting that is you eliminate any one of these elements you cease to have a reason for Yahushua.
The common mouse trap has three basic components. If you eliminate any one part of a mouse trap you will not catch the mouse. A mouse trap has a bait paddle, a flipper of metal and a spring. Without all three you have no trap. Likewise you will see that Satan attempts to eliminate your knowledge of a Creator Elohim (Intelligent Designer) thus Creation by the theory of evolution. If you evolved then how could there be an Elohim which had a law regarding the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden? If there is no law and no tree then you do not have a fall of mankind thus man will evolve into a better and better creature. And if there is no fall of man into a sinful state then there is no need of the Atonement which Daniel 9 24-27 prophetically pinpoints with Yahushua being the Lamb of Elohim slain from the foundation of the world.
As you view this picture consider the platform of truth held up by these basic truths. We are being gathered for a wonderful purpose and this platform provides us with safety as we see the world collapsing around us.
I will be sharing more posts regarding topics we studied recently with Brother Jerry Finneman of the 1888 Study Committee. Have a blessed day. GCK