Posted by: biblestudyseattle | November 20, 2013

Ravens

After the second Great Disappointment, what will happen? Here we get into speculation. If we assume the raising of the church takes 370 years per Noah, we notice that after the halfway point:

“But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.” Genesis 8:1-7

Why are the tops of the mountains visible? Mountains often represent kingdoms in the bible. Could it be that Christ’s kingdom is coming into view at that point? Here the remaining believers ‘see’ the bride complete. After a period of preparation (40 days), a raven is sent out. Isn’t that curious?

Ravens are curious birds, very smart and tricky. They have been known to help people.

“Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.” So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.” 1 kings 17:2-6

Elijah represents believers, so Is God showing us that ravens will be sent out to succor believers?

“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” Luke 23:24-25

Jesus is showing us the concern of God. Even at that terrible point in history, God will not have forsaken those that are his.


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