Old Testament and New Testaments Agree on the Salvation of All
You know, on Hubpages I have taken a lot of flack for endorcing the work of one Ray Smith of bible-truths.com. I hear things like "you've put your faith into a man". Or "how can one man know more than all seminary graduates"? Good points, if that were the case and if seminary graduates were actually full of the holy spirit. See, God uses the foolishness of preaching to get His word out. This means neither Ray nor any of the others I've learned from on the web could possibly convict me of any truth. That my friends, comes from God. And if God's word is shown to me through the works of one man, then I would be wrong not to share this information with others. Now, I will admit that the following was put together through studying Ray's work. I say this so that others may be blessed with his teaching and because I refuse to take credit for finding things that I only paraphrased. And what is it that Ray has written to show me these truths? Simple, he has connected scripture from the Old and New Testments that spiritually match. That is the only way to understand the bible as a whole. Again, I humbly await the context police to club me with their indoctrinated swill about, "god said this and that and you've (I) just proof texted until you had the right combinations of bible verses to show an elaborate preconceived agenda". Folks, prove that the scriptures teach eternal torment or annihilation. But be honest. And actually read what I have here and elsewhere so that I don't have to point to why your bible verses don't mean what you say they mean.
So just a little explanation:
II Pet. 1:20
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private (its own) interpretation. (If it doesn't have witness, then it can't be used as proof for anything).
God inspired the writings of both the Old and New Testaments. These are spiritual works and require a spiritual mind to understand. There were many laws, feasts and even rituals required of God's people in the OT. What explanations were given by God for these things? Well, after performing one of the many sacrifices, people were told that they would be forgiven. And Who came to fullfill those laws for all time? I know the answer. Do you? OK, what about those feasts? What was the purpose? Well, I don't know about all of the rituals and reasons, but I hope to shed some light on how some of these physical requirements are fullfilled in the NT. The most important fullfillment is yet to come. That would be the salvation of all man kind as physically represented by the major harvests.
Most of what you read below are spiritual witness to the fact that Christ will save all and contains a little about the Kingdom of God and what is the Lake of Fire Judgment.
The kingdom of heaven (the elect) is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three (#3 involves a spiritual process) measures of meal, till the whole was leavened (converted in the Lake of Fire).
1 Cor. 5:6
Know ye not that a little leaven (the elect) leavens the whole lump. (Look at top)
(The elect are those chosen in the beginning by God to reign with Christ during the millinium and bring the rest of mankind to repentence and salvation through judgment).
Because it is given unto you (the elect) to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is Not Given-Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
”1 Cor. 2:14
“But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Or are you not aware that the saints (the elect) shall judge (set right) the world?
(Again, the saints or elect will judge the world)
And I saw thrones and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them.
(Why doesn't everyone understand? Why only the elect?)
The flesh profits nothing, the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit.
From that time Many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.
Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of FirstFruits of His creatures.
Rev. 14:1 and 4
And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mountSion, and with Him an hundred forty and four thousand. These are they (the elect) which were not defiled with women, for they are virgins (Bride of Christ). These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the FirstFruits unto God and to the Lamb.
“My Father is the Farmer”
John 15:1 and 5
I am the true Grapevine, and My father is the Farmer. . . I am the Grapevine. You are the branches.
1 Cor. 10:11
Now all these things happened unto them for examples and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.
(The Old Testament is full of examples, as in the feasts below.)
FirstFruits: (the Spring Harvest) a type foreshadowing:
1 Cor. 15:20
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the FirstFruit of them that sleep
The Wave Sheaf (Feast of Unleavened Bread and Passover) (includes Passover)
This represents Christ, the very first (wave sheaf) of the fristfruit, our Passover sacrificed for us.
The Feast of Weeks is when the firstfruits of the land are harvested. This represents the Elect who will be in the first resurrection.
We are the firstfruit of God
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the FirstFruits of the Spirit
And has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
(Remember what I said about the elect reigning with Christ?)
(How about the rest of God’s creatures? You know, the one’s going to Hell?)
The end of the year Feast of Ingathering (Feast of Tabernacles): (Fall harvest is always bigger than the Spring harvest, this is symbolic for all mankind being saved.)
(So, it is the Feast of Tabernacles that we are given a huge example of the lost finally being saved. So much for that hell crap.)
And the feast of harvest, the FirstFruits of thy labours, which thou has sown in the field and the Feast of Ingathering, which is in the End of The Year, when you have gathered in thy labours out of the field.
Thou shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven (number of perfection) days, after that you have gathered in your corn and your wine: And you shall Rejoice in Your Feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the widow, that are within your gates. (Sounds like everybody’s celebrating, not just the FirstFruits)
God is operating all according to the counsel of His own will (What happened to free will of man?)
That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; in Him
Yet each in his own class: the Firstfruit, Christ; thereupon those who are Christ’s in His presence; thereafter the consummation (end) . . .
II Cor. 15:24
Then comes the end . . . (when all are saved)
. . . and the feast of ingathering of the Fall Harvest, which is in the end
(So, it's in the end when all are saved.)
In the last day, that Great Day of The Feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of Living Water. (This is a prophesy for the time that all men will accept Christ’s invitation to join Him in the kingdom)
And now, I give a few more examples for the OT and NT proving scripturally that all will be saved.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree (log) of life with its twelve kinds of fruit (the elect), yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.
God tells Jeremiah to go down to the Potter’s house and observe him work. Jeremiah sees the potter destroy a marred work in his hand and refashion it into something useful. (Who’s the potter? God. Who’s the clay? Us.) Proof that destruction is only temporary.
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
(So, here we learn that the third part as shown with the example of the fall harvest, are refined with what?? With fire.)
Mal 3:3 And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
So, does anybody out there want to admit that the bible proves it's authenticity by the mere fact that it teaches what almost nobody alive can see? The salvation of all is laced throughout the bible. It just takes spiritual eyes to see this. Why does indoctrination of the worldly synagogues have so much control over mankind? Because it is all part of God's grand scheme. It's perfect.