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By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 29 Jul 2012
In Reference to: 29 July 2012 - They Will Hammer Their Swords into Plowshares
Thank you for your comments.
Like many prophetic passages, they often time have a double message, for both the present and the future. The fact that the passage speaks of punishment and exile to Babylon is proof this.
Only God can finalize the future and perfect kingdom, but we are charged to bring the heavenly will of God to earth in the here and now, and remove as much of the evil as is humanly possible. Too many Christians are sitting back and waiting for God to do it instead of trying to make a compassionate difference for the whole of creation themselves. Aren’t what you are doing for the pigs a part of this? And, it doesn’t have to stop there.
And, remember that Jesus included the whole of the Law and Prophets in His message, so He did make it a part of the church.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary