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feast: In Search of a Clear World View (Part Four)

John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 16-Oct-14; Sermon #FT14-14; 65 minutes

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The Feast of Tabernacles is seven days, while the eighth day (what we have called the Last Great Day) is actually a separate festival, typifying the resurrection of billions of people to a physical resurrection, woefully needing the Spirit of God. In the narrative of John 7, a woman was caught in the act of adultery, the physical equivalent of idolatry, or faithlessness to God. Jesus healed a man born blind; in the Great Throne Judgment billions of spiritually blind people will be resurrected. John 7-10 describes the events of what we have termed the Last Great Day, an event which took place in 31AD (corroborated by the Hebrew calendar). If we value something, we will pay attention to it. The church is clearly a teaching union, and we must be a part of it, proclaiming the Gospel to the world, and magnifying it to the flock. We must battle the world's influences every day, even more-so as we enter the last days when deception and confusion will abound. Richard Trench defines aion as all the thoughts, opinions, maxims, speculations, impulses, and aspirations present in the world at any given time, which may be impossible to accurately define but which still constitute a real and effective power—the moral or immoral atmosphere we breathe. Aion could be considered a synonym for Zeitgeist or spirit of the time. Satan can fine-tune this aion or Zeitgeist, customizing the course depending on whom he may seek to murder. Even though Satan is out to get us, God will never leave us or forsake us; because the world is filled with evil forces, we need to be thinking and vigilant children of God.

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Adultery Aion- unbroken period of time Aion- time viewed in relation to what takes place in that period, involving spiritual or moral characteristics Conversion Cosmos Course as an ordered process Course Eighth Day Ephesians 2: 1-2 Every one went to his own house Feast of Dedication Festival in search of a name I John 2:15-16 ; 3:1; 4:5; 5 4-8 Hebrew calendar Holy convocation History course Isaiah 42:21 Jesus as John 7.37-51; 8 ; 9; 10; 15 ; 17:14 Johann Bengell Kenneth Wiest Last Day Last Good cop/ bad cop Luke 22: 31-32 Great Day Leviticus 23:23 Leftist media destruction of Richard Nixon Loving the world Luke 21:8 Magnification of Gospel Making a covenant with God Matthew 18;19-20 Olivet prophecy Path or way Richard Trench Seventh Day of the Feast of Tabernacles Shemia Azertat Spiritual blindness Tavistock Institute 31 AD Time, age, course Watercourse Watergate Woman caught in the act of adultery Watching our spiritual condition zeitgeist

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