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The Fullness of Him by Pastor Melissa Scott

November 22nd, 2011
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Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that last week we went through the three whats. And I don’t want to speak about last week’s message except to say you know he is praying a prayer for the saints. And if you read through this – let’s read through verse 19 to the end of the chapter, which is just a few verses. “and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to upward who believe, according to the working of his might power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised Him from the dead, and set Him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above principality, power, might, dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave Him to be the head” – there’s a lot of scratching, here a lot of scratched out things here – “and hath put all things under his feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of Him that filleth all in all.”

Now that is so interesting I find I have to force myself to figure out how to get through this quicker, because I see the Scott tendency creeping out to want to camp out somewhere. The Bible is so amazing. And I’m not saying this is like I want to dazzle you with my love for the word. I love the word. The Bible’s so amazing because every time you read it there’s something, there’s some little new facet that comes out. This time I began to look at something. The third what, when it says, “what is the exceeding greatness of his power to upward who believe.” Now I just covered real quick we are not believing.

Pastor Melissa Scott

The Daniel’s Prophecy by Pastor Melissa Scott

November 7th, 2011
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Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that our calendar is different from the Jewish calendar that used thirty-day months and a 360-day year. And our calendar uses different valued months, a 365-day year, plus or minus leap year factor. So you can calculate the difference between the two dates by first multiplying the 476 years by the 360 days on the Jewish calendar, and then dividing it by the number of days in our calendar, using a factor something like 365.24219879. This will give you the total number of days on our current calendar. So there is a discrepancy depending on the calendar you are using: one comes out to 173,880 days. The other one comes out to 173,855 days. There is a difference of twenty-five days between our calendar and the Jewish calendar in terms of the time of the decree to the time of the cutting off of Messiah.

Some of you have books on this subject, and they are right when they say that the starting point of the Daniel’s prophecy was the decree was issued to Nehemiah on March 5th, 444 BC. The only problem is when you look at the dates that they place Jesus Christ crucifixion. I’m looking at the works of seven different scholars and they all have a different date. And not one of these scholars fixes the date at the 14th of Nissan on the Jewish calendar. In fact, there really is not a discrepancy. If you go back and recalculate, you’ll find something that is going to be very important for us, is when we come to talk about the set times of God, those twenty-five days, the twenty-five days are really there. Why is this important?  Even if twenty-five days were “missing,” think about what had to happen.

God was not rolling the dice saying, “Come on seven!” He wasn’t doing that. Why? Because it had to happen like this. Nehemiah had to be seen looking down-in-the-mouth by a heathen king.

Nehemiah was running the risk that the king would put him to death. In those days, you didn’t come into the king’s presence looking saddened and down. The king inquired, “Servant Nehemiah, what is your problem?” And Nehemiah tells him. And the heathen king issues the decree to rebuild the city, and everything starts to go forward. That’s why I said to you, “Do think it’s an unwinding ball? No, but God sets certain things in order including the timing. And you read these things and you go, “Wow! All of these events happened at God’s set times!” – the virgin birth, the public ministry of Jesus, His death by crucifixion and His Resurrection!

Pastor Melissa Scott

The Old Testament Feast Days by Pastor Melissa Scott

November 4th, 2011
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So the word picture in the book of Revelation concerning the sound of these trumpets is not accidental language; we will return to the meaning in context at the close this message. But those who do not understand God’s set times and His feast days will quickly read over that passage in Revelation and it will have absolutely no meaning; it’s just trumpets sounding. Those of you familiar with the meaning of the Old Testament feast days already know what the sound of the trumpets symbolizes. But I bring this to your attention say that the Bible is like the weaving of a whole tapestry: without bringing together all the elements, without an understanding of the Old Testament prophecies, you cannot understand the Book of Revelation.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that in the previous message, we began to talk about Daniel’s prophecy concerning “seventy weeks of years.” We are going to Daniel because I need to point out a key to understanding his prophecies. Without this, they will be very, very confusing. In Daniel 9:24, Daniel is told, “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and thy holy city.” If we don’t understand what and who “thy people” are, we cannot understand this prophecy. Many teachers misunderstand this key point; but Dr. Scott and a very few others distinctly demonstrated who “thy people” are: “thy people” are Daniel’s people, the Jews. And “thy holy city” is Jerusalem.

But we need to clarify what we mean when we use the historic words “Jew” and “Jewish.” We will look at where these words came from to enable us to see who “thy people” are; and maybe all of “thy people” don’t fall under the category of all the people who we have now labeled nationally or religiously as the Jewish people. That has been the mistake of many who have interpreted prophecy. They say, “Well, all these prophecies are given to one place, and they are given to one people.”

Pastor Melissa Scott