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Offline Tes Johnson

Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 12:52:35 AM »

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I remember praying for my mother's day of salvation for many years and one day coming along to Church with me ...someone spoke - "Today is the day of your salvation" by the following week she had given her life to Christ.

By doing this she had limited the days of God's wrath - indeed - she had stopped "the day of God's wrath" against her entire life [although I am sure there will be someone to disagree]

So now some may still not see her as living in the day of salvation [incidentally I mentioned the seventh day intentionally - as it is seen as  a 24 hour day [sunrise sunset - but much like the longer day of Joshua - when God stopped the sun] but there is no "evening and morning and so ended the seventh day] notice that God did not end the seventh day.

So now in this testimony - my mother entered eternity /rest/ she did not just limit the days or day of God's wrath - but eliminated them [if not then my mothers life was only counted from the beginning of this day at the age of 65.[so my mother only entered this day at the age of 65] or to others she entered before she was born]

She also eliminated the day of God's vengeance, anger, etc. [so in starting a new day in her life - she stopped or altered the other days]

So by stepping into "the day of salvation" we are limiting or destroying other days- that would have counted against us. [hence God can rebuild/restore/  the "note" years the locusts have eaten]

And stepping into a new day/ a new start/ a new beginning/ .... [incidently and of course - "a new start"  was this week's message at my Church]

Now consider the days of Elijah and to add more of a rainbow - listen to THESE ARE THE DAYS OF ELIJAH - VIDEO

Here we offer the days of our lifes to Eliah/Ezekiel/David/Moses/  etc - all living in their own day - but now a type of day - in which we live.


So two things here - a day is not always 24 hours and days are not always limited.

We ahve to look at the usage of day here and also days [which may not appear in scripture] - but they happen anyway....





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Offline Tes Johnson

Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 01:22:05 AM »

Malachi 4:5 and Zephaniah 1:14
for one is the day of God's wrath and for the other the day of salvation [and coming judgement - as in dividing the rewards] another day is when Christ will come and Judge.

This is the terrible day of the Lord.  [As one day is like a thousand - etc] is the only way I can describe the "day of salvation"

I suppose my mother found herself rising to a new day "without a sunrise or sunset"  she had entered another day. [or seventh - without a sunrise or sunset]

This is the only way I can describe it.

You might also observe that God created man and woman -  on this day... and it seems on this day there was no death.

[not for Adam and Eve anyway / before they fell and entered the day of God's wrath/judgement/ etc. [yet God gave them skins to wear - so that they might enter a new day]  [look at Noah's Ark]



Anyway I have expounded and expanded the subject - over to you.


PS : the year of Jubillee is not confined to a year either...


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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 03:13:36 PM »
* I must proceed in the only way I know how, Tes (@Tes Johnson),and that is to turn to Scripture. 

'(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.)'

(2Cor 6:2) 
'
Thus saith the LORD,
In an acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I helped thee:
and I will preserve thee,
and give thee for a covenant of the people,
to establish the earth,
to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;'

(Isa 49:8)

* The whole of Isaiah chapter 49,  needs to be read, in order to fully see, and appreciate, the context in which the words, 'a day of salvation' is used, to understand what they meant to Israel, and understand also why the Holy Spirit quotes them in 2 Cor. 6:2.

* The day of salvation, as a door of opportunity for Israel, was indeed open then, during the period of the Acts, when the letter to the Corinthians was written; for if they had repented and acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ as their Messiah, God, the Father would have sent the Lord Jesus Christ back to them, and the restoration of Israel would have taken place, but they would not.  So the door of opportunity closed for them at Acts 28, and their blindness and unbelief rendered them Loammi, or 'not my People'.  This condition is temporary, but it has lasted a long time now, hasn't it?  Yet the day will come when they will see Him and acknowledge  Him, and the times of refreshing for which they look will have come.

* It will not only be a day of salvation for Israel either, but for the nations also. For though during the Acts period, individual worthy Gentiles, like Cornelius, were grafted into Israel's Olive tree and enjoyed the blessings of Abraham under the terms of the new covenant, with the remnant of Israel that believed. This opportunity was given to them, in order to make Israel jealous and spur them on to repentance, and the acknowledgement of their Messiah; but they would not. However, when Israel repents at the end of this age, Israel will take on the divinely appointed mantle allotted to them, and go out among the nations, as Priests unto God, and whole nations will repent and acknowledge Christ's Lordship.

Praise God!

* We are living in a parenthesis of time now, in which God is calling out the members of the Body of Christ: which are  brought together as one Body in Christ Jesus regardless of nationality - united in Him; to be God's own inheritance in heavenly places when the time of His appearing and their resurrection comes.

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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 09:20:11 AM »
@Tes Johnson

You and I approach Scripture in very different ways. I appreciate you sharing as you have, and can see how you have appropriated the words, 'the day of salvation': but does the Holy Spirit use it this way elsewhere in Scripture?  If not are we justified in doing so?

Within the love of Christ our Saviour
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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2017, 03:17:24 PM »
yes 2 Corinthians 6:2:3 from Isaiah Isaiah 49:8


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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2017, 05:42:32 PM »
yes 2 Corinthians 6:2:3 from Isaiah Isaiah 49:8
@Tes Johnson

Yes, those are the same references we began with.

Thank you for replying.
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Offline Tes Johnson

Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2017, 12:48:41 AM »
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the context in which the words, 'a day of salvation' is used, to understand what they meant to Israel, and understand also why the Holy Spirit quotes them in 2 Cor. 6:2.

Yes you are right about context.

It also reminds me of Luke 4:19 which is taken from Isaiah 61:2


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and understand also why the Holy Spirit quotes them in 2 Cor. 6:2.

In real life it must depend on the situation in which the Hoy Spirit  is speaking.

But would the Holy Spirit stay in context or use it to speak today to an individual in their understanding and context/mindset/culture..

Mmm good discussion

Going to Luke 4:18 coming from Isaiah 61:1 the people had a day of opportunity which they rejected in Luke 4:28-29 So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff.

In other places these doors of opportunity were leapt upon and many were saved"  Acts 2:47 and   Luke 13:23 being under the context of the narrow door.



So I suppose what I am getting at is that "as Jesus walked along in His days of ministry on this earth - many had the opportunity on that particular day of their meeting [yet not all saw Jesus as it was confined to a particualr people - at that time]

Now today they might hear His voice [in their year of the Lords favour or in their day of salvation]

As the Holy Spirit once more speaks from these scriptures.


In the same way 2 Corinthians 6:2:3 has the Isaiah reference [which is under the context of "Paul's Hardships and God's Grace"

God could once again allow a door of opportunity [now today] to speak through the Holy Spirit - to announce "today is the day of salvation" as He has opened the door as in Revelation 3:20 another oportunity.

Now today Jesus leaves this door of opportunity and this year of favour -  as He walks through time.

That is the day I am speaking of  :D 

I do not believe it ends in scripture ..

Now note I do not believe we should always distingish between "saved" and "born again" [as not all salvation is being saved from an event or situation]

As we never say "today you are born again" but it can become the door that we walk through in our time/life/day/ as in
John 1:12-13 now you see the jump/leap between the two.

As in 1He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God ? 13children born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but born of God.?

This is the door - today - that is open to all [not a past born again] that happens without a persons consent.

So I have opened a few doors for : consideration.. [hope I have not made it too complex.

As I may have been born again - but there was a day when I was saved and the leap can be found in John 1:12-13 and this leap gave me the realisation that I was "born again" in my day...

There are however some instances in scripture where a child in a mothers womb is seen as born again [but this is purely the spiritual [Holy Spirit]

I repeat I will not differentiate between salvation and born again.


[Although I realise that salvation can be temporal] Salvation can be  a day and the first step into eternity in my life.







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