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Pamphlet 1889 Rev. kc 41-2

Do you know why in Luke 4:19-20 did Jesus stand up in the synagogue
and read only the first half of Isa. 61:2?

If you've studied Revelation with us to this point then you know who the red dragon is, that old serpent, the devil and Satan. And if you are able to count the number of beast from the beginning and have studied the Book of Genesis, then you know who the serpent's children are, i.e. the seed of serpent. Remember in Gen. 3:15 that God placed enmity between the serpent's "seed" and the woman's "seed", God's children. The children of the serpent are the kenites, the sons of Cain, the tares of Mat. 13, those who call themselves of Judah, but who are liars and of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9, 3:9).

Let us continue now with Song of Moses, the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy, which those "who have gotten the victory over the beast" are singing in Revelation 15:3.

[34] Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
It sure is, and if you have ears to hear you can hear a trumpet in the next verse.
[35] To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
To fully understand the thought of verses 34 and 35 they should read as follows (as documented in the Companion Bible):
Deut. 32:34-35
Is not this laid up in store with Me,
Sealed up among my treasures?
For the day of vengeance, and recompence,
For the time when their foot shall slip?
That Day of Vengeance occurs at Christ's second advent, not His first. That is why in Luke 4:19-20 Jesus stood up in the synagogue and read only the first half of Isa. 61:2.
Luke 4:19-20
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. [20] And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
The reason Jesus didn't read the second half of the verse was because it did not apply then, i.e. it was not time for that Day of Vengeance, but it soon shall be! Here's the second half of Isa. 61:2:
Isaiah 61:2
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
And so it shall be on that first day of the Millennium, when this Song of Moses is being sung by the overcomers, the champions, that Vengeance shall have already been poured out, and those that mourned will no longer say "... How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" (Rev. 6:10), for they shall have been comforted!

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