NUGGETS #1: In The Last Days Knowledge Will Increase

 

Daniel 12:3-4 And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) shall give forth light like the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end.  Then many shall run to and fro and search anxiously through the Book, and knowledge of God's purposes as revealed by His prophets shall be increased and become great.     AMP

 

The prophecy of increased knowledge is tied to teachers in the end of time that give forth God’s revealed truth like light in a dark place.  The dark place is the church and its members who run to and from looking for knowledge in the, “Book,” (i.e. – the Scriptures) but are unable to find it because the motives of the heart are wrong.  Jesus addresses Daniel’s prophecy in the parable of the woman who put, “three measures of leaven,” in the flour and defiled the whole of it.

 

Matthew 13:33, 36-41 He told them another parable, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven  (sour dough) which a woman took and covered over in three measures of meal or flour till all of it was leavened…” 36 Then He left the throngs and went into the house.  And His disciples came to Him saying, “Explain to us the parable of the darnel in the field.”  37 He answered, “He Who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.  38 The field is the world, and the good seed means the children of the kingdom; the darnel is the children of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed it is the devil.  The harvest is the close and consummation of the age, and the reapers are angels.  40 Just as the darnel (weeds resembling wheat) is gathered and burned with fire, so it will be at the close of the age.  41 The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all causes of offense persons by whom others are drawn into error or sin and all who do iniquity and act wickedly.”   AMP

 

In the parable above the woman typifies the influences of the church upon the word of God, which is symbolized by the flour because it is the bread of heaven.  The “three,” is a reference to the doctrine of the Trinity introduced into the scriptures thru the Roman Catholic Church and then thru the Protestant churches.  The doctrine of the Trinity states there are three persons of “God” in the “Godhead” and creates the insidious companion doctrine the, “Jesus as the God-Man,” theology.

 

Of course Daniel’s prophecy and Jesus’ parable encompass much more than merely the Trinity doctrine, but the predominant theology embraced by Christendom since the Reformation holds to Jesus as being, “God,” instead of the, “son of God.”  Therefore, it is a subliminal teaching which, at its very core, propagates the notion that men and women who aspire to become like Christ are, in reality, aspiring to become, “like god.” 

The Triune godhead is therefore a covert teaching that is rooted in the age-old lie that man cannot become, “wise,” like, “God,” knowing good from evil.  God Himself echoes this thought directly thru the prophet Amos in another last day’s prophecy:

 

Amos 8:11-12 Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord.  12 And [the people] shall wander from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord [inquiring for and requiring it as one requires food], but shall not find it.  AMP

 

Christians look everywhere but scripture for the answers to their lives, and to who Jesus is.  If they believe he is “God” they either aspire to be like him with arrogance and pride, or they say, “He’s God, I can never be like God.”  Knowledge is increasing and the Father is intimate with those who allow Him to be.  He shows Himself to those who, like His son Jesus, listen and obey.

 

SELAH