(i) Last Days
Please note the word “Days”
and the Fact that Lord Jesus Christ is the Heir for “all things” (and not believing things ‘only’ or Christian things ‘only’ as sometimes so frequently erred in popular Biblical exegesis) as it is clearly Written in the Beautiful Verse below (when translated accurately):
“in these Last Days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed Heir of All things, and through whom He made the Ages,” (Hebrews 1:2, BLB)
*Day = a specific limited time period as God Wills
An Example of “a Day” definition Biblically as a possible ‘variable with regards to a-human-day in comparison is revealed in the mysterious verses below’:
“For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterDay when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night.” (Psalm 90:4, NASB)
“But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.” (2 Peter 3:8, NASB)
(ii) Some other verses containing the plural-Days
“And it will be in the Last Days, God says, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your elders will dream dreams.” (Acts 2:17, BLB)
“This know also, that in the Last Days perilous times shall come.” (2 Timothy 3:1, KJV)
“Know this first of all, that in the Last Days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,” (2 Peter 3:3, NASB)
“And it will come about in the Last Days That the mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, And the peoples will stream to it.” (Micah 4:1, NASB)
“Now it will come about that In the Last Days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.” (Isaiah 2:2, NASB)
(iii) Some Verses containing the singular-Day:
“He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the Last Day.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 12:48, NASB)
“Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Day of Judgment than for that city.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:15, NASB)
“The night is almost gone, and the Day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” (Romans 13:12, NASB)
“And it will be said in that Day, “Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.” (Isaiah 25:9, NASB)
“I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be Saved in the Day of the Lord Jesus.” (1 Corinthians 5:5, NASB)
“It will come about also in that Day that a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 27:13, NASB)
“and increase ye in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; to Him is the Glory both now, and to the Day of the age! Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18, YLT)
The “Last Days” speak of what is to come (the fall, perdition, perilous times, Day of Judgement, Days when God eventually pours His Spirit on all flesh) —-> till the ‘Last Day’ when Lord Jesus Christ ‘Loses None’ as the Will of God Demands (John 6:39) of the ‘All things’ given into His Hands (John 3:35, John 13:3) by ‘Restoring All things’ (Acts 3:21) by ‘Making All things New’ (Revelation 21:5) achieving Universal Reconciliation in Christ Alone toward ‘All things’ by ‘His Blood on His Cross’ (Colossians 1:16 with Colossians 1:20) when ‘His Ransom for All’ becomes ‘Testified’ (‘applied to All’, come to pass, 1 Timothy 2:6) as it is Written in these verses.
“The Father loves the Son and has given All things into His hand.” (John 3:35, NASB)
“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God,” (John 13:3, NASB)
“And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of those He has given Me, but Raise them up at the Last Day.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 6:39, NASB)
*Please note that no verse says that ‘only’ Christian things are given into Christ’s Hands though commonly erred.
“Who [Lord Jesus Christ] did give Himself a Ransom for All — the Testimony in its own Times –” (1 Timothy 2:6, YLT)
Yes, “All” eventually as even the Messianic Psalm regarding Lord Jesus Christ proves this aspect in verses below which is clearly understood if we believe it as it is Written without any human-manipulations of any kind:
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You. For the kingdom is the LORD’S And He rules over the nations.” (Psalm 22:27 – 28, NASB)
Yes, the “All” in verse above clearly includes the ones who have ‘lost their soul, not being able to keep it alive’ (implied from Mark 8:36) as it’s mentioned in the next consecutive verse below (in context):
“All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.” (Psalm 22:29, NASB)
Here’s a verse correlating with the one above with regards to the phrase ‘all the ends of the earth’ (NASB) or ‘All the ends of the world’ (KJV) with regards to being “Saved” too:
“Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:22, NASB)
“The LORD has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God” (Isaiah 52:10, NASB)
“For Your salvation I wait, O LORD.” (Genesis 49:18, NASB)
“I hope for Your salvation, O LORD, And do Your commandments” (Psalm 119:166, NASB)
“For my eyes have seen Your salvation Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples” (Luke 2:30 – 31, NASB)
“Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be made low; and the crooked will become into straight, and the rough ways into smooth. And all flesh will see the Salvation of God.” (Luke 3:5 – 6, BLB)
“Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, And all flesh will see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” (Isaiah 40:5, NASB)
Please notice the word “all flesh” or “all” or “all things” even in some of the verses above to understand this accurately. For example, the ‘Salvation of God’ as mentioned in Luke 3:6 has the Characteristic that even the ‘crooked’ (every ‘evil’, implied —> please note the word ‘every’ in Luke 3:5 carefully to realize this) will be made ‘straight’ (made ‘good’, implied) and the ‘rough’ (self-willed, implied) made ‘smooth’ (molded into God’s Will, implied too). Isn’t it an example of meaning intended in Holy Scripture in these verses?
“That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations.” (Psalm 67:2, NASB)
The Bible is clear that ‘all things’ are given into His Hands (example: Hebrews 1:2, John 3:35, John 13:3) and that ‘all things’ refer to ‘all created things’ (definition: Colossians 1:16) where these are said to be eventually Reconciled to Christ by His Blood on His Cross making Peace (Immediate Context, Colossians 1:20) fulfilling the ‘Will of God’ that ‘He loses None’ (of the ‘all things’, implied) as mentioned in John 6:39 which is Fulfilled post-Judgment (when the destruction & judgment comes first) where it is said to occur at a specific time called the ‘Last Day’ when He ‘Raises’ all things (implied) which are given to Him.
Doesn’t Scripture explain Scripture revealing this Beautiful Mystery?
“The Gospel is the only Story where the Hero Dies to Save even the Villain’ – Anonymous
The Greek Word translated into English as ‘All things’ actually more literally just means “All” solidifying this Biblical Claim further “as it is Written”. Amazing, isn’t it?
“It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses,” declares the LORD, “And I am God.” (Isaiah 43:12, NASB)
Are we able to understand it?
As Christians (‘the elder brothers’), shouldn’t we be the ‘Happiest’ (Luke 15:25 – 32) to know for certain that Lord Jesus Christ Will Succeed in Reconciling (2 Corinthians 5:19) & Saving the Whole World (John 3:17, 1 John 4:14) by Removing All Sin in the World eventually (1 John 2:2 with John 1:29)?
“I have not spoken in secret, In some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek Me in a waste place’; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, Declaring things that are upright.” (Isaiah 45:19, NASB)
That’s the ‘End’ (as implied in 1 Corinthians 13:13) of ‘His Perfect Love [Agape]’ in that it ‘keeps no records of wrong eventually (1 Corinthians 13:5)’ —-> after Justice is Served in Judgment first but thereafter ‘Mercy Triumphs (& Ends) it rejoicing-ly’ (James 2:13). Indeed, ‘as it is Written’ too that:
“And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the Greatest of these is Love [Agape].
It [Agape] does not dishonor others, it [Agape] is not self-seeking, it [Agape] is not easily angered, it [Agape] keeps no record of wrongs” (1 Corinthians, 13:13, 5, NIV)
‘The only thing Greater than Love is God Himself because it is God Who Created Love Itself, giving it as Life in us who remain in Him’ – Unknown
Do we have ‘His Full Joy’ in us when we Read these Verses and Realize His Unfailing Love?
“These things I have spoken to you so that My Joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made Full.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:11, NASB)
P/S: The “time” and “times” verses:
“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1, NASB)
“that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” (Jude 1:18, NASB)
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires” (2 Timothy 4:3, NASB)
“Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18, NASB)
Please remember that the ‘Antichrist’ will come ‘in his own’ name (just like his followers) and CANNOT give ALL GLORY to CHRIST ALONE (and will speak AGAINST God being some type of war-monger too, and He Will Not speak in support of Lord Jesus Christ/YHWH & will change God’s Law against what is Written in Holy Scripture for example, even New Testament verses, a good start would be 1 Corinthians 14:37 – 38) as how the TRUE BIBLICAL DOCTRINE OF UNIVERSAL RECONCILIATION IN CHRIST ALONE clearly teaches, verses:
“He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.” (Daniel 7:25, NASB)
“they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”
There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.” (Revelation 13:4 – 7, NASB)
“I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:43, NASB)
“but I know you, that you do not have the Love [Agape] of God in yourselves.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:24, NASB)
Isn’t it obvious?
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Blessed be Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of the World!