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The reason the leaders and elders were not able to identify Jesus as Messiah is that God made them incapable of understanding what was written about the Messiah. Isaiah prophesies against Israel: Isaiah 29:10-16 For the Lord has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep, He has shut your eyes, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, the ...


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It is important to note the nature of the prophecies themselves. The Old Testament gives very conflicting prophecies about the Messiah. To briefly look over them, here's an outline of a few of them: He was to be a rejected Messiah He was to be a betrayed Messiah He was to be a ruler of all nations He was to come in power 'on clouds' He was to come in ...


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John Calvin does indeed treat this verse. He says: By saying אולי, auli, “if peradventure,” he made use of a common mode of speaking. God indeed has perfect knowledge of all events, nor had he any doubt respecting what would take place, when the prophets had discharged their duties; but what is pointed out here, and also condemned, is the obstinacy of ...


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The Biblical basis for the belief that fire will fall from heaven during the end times For Christians that take some or all of Revelation literally, Revelation 20 covers the Battle of Armageddon and includes the following verse: They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down ...


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This appears to be one of their answers..."Out of zeal and enthusiasm for the vindication of Jehovah's name, Word and purposes, and the desire for the new system, some of his servants have at times been premature in their expectations." Watchtower 1979 Jul 1 p.29 How Jehovah Guides His People



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