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thither will the eagles [vultures] be gathered together 
17th-Mar-2015 07:45 pm
It is in the flow of existence 7:42 PM Tuesday night. I am down in the lower level feeling wasted and reading from a book titled, "Tropical Classical: Essays From Several Directions" by Pico Iyer. Carol is upstairs watching TV. I am too tired to watch television this evening. I would go to bed, but it is too early to go to bed. So I came down here to read and lay in the dark. Rest my stomach also since it seems I ate too much food today.

Not much else to report so I will close to wait for tomorrow to come.

"[20] And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
[21] Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
[22] And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
[23] And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
[24] For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
[25] But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
[26] And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
[27] They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
[28] Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
[29] But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
[30] Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
[31] In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
[32] Remember Lot's wife.
[33] Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
[34] I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
[35] Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
[36] Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
[37] And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles [vultures] be gathered together." Luke 17:20-37
18th-Mar-2015 02:27 am (UTC) - vultures
I never understand that scripture, no matter how many times I read it. What is it implying? That the ones being left are killed and put in the same place to be eaten by vultures? I mean, help.. I just can not "get" this scripture. I'm glad you mentioned it because I finally have an opportunity to ask someone for help in understanding it.

- Diana
18th-Mar-2015 10:54 am (UTC) - Re: vultures
yesterday a friend and I were discussing this verse over lunch-in looking at the verse and the surrounding verses it seems the Lord is describing divine judgment on the Jews for rejecting the Messiah-it also could be a picture of the Final Day of Judgment-in Luke 17 you have mentioned for example the judgment on the world/Flood and the destruction on Sodom "it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all"-we have a seen in the end of the chapter of the dead being eaten by vultures-something one would see on a battle field vultures eating the dead-we have a warning to flee and not look back in the example of Lot "remember Lot's wife"
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