May 2017: Examining (CON)-Current Events

One of the main purposes of this website is to examine current events in light of the Scriptures as pertaining to Bible Prophecy. Unless one has their head in the sand, it goes without saying that there not only current events unfolding today but rather “concurrent” events that ere manifesting before our very eyes in the closing hour of the Church Age.

con·cur·rent (kənˈkərənt); adjective
  1. existing, happening, or done at the same time.
    “there are three concurrent art fairs around the city”
    synonyms: simultaneous, coincident, contemporaneous, parallel

    As we approach the midway point of the year 2017, which in the Hebrew Calendar is 5777, the year 5778 on the Hebrew calendar is September 21-22, 2017. This will officially mark 70 years from Israel becoming a nation in 1948. One of the most incredible prophetic occurrences is the upcoming sign in the Heavens as mentioned in Revelation 12, that has not been seen for almost 6,000 years. I wrote briefly about that in a previous post:

    http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2017/03/05/revelation-12-and-the-year-2017/

    What is interesting to note is what happens after this sign appears:

    Revelation 12: 7-13And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them[a] in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” 13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.

    Satan’s rage and fury are moving on Israel.  Satan knows the 70th Week of Daniel is dead ahead.  He tried to cause God’s Word regarding the time of Jacob’s trouble to be broken with the destruction of the Jews. World war 2 and Hitler’s unsuccessful plan to elimnate the Jews from the face of the earth resulted in the birth of a nation.  If Satan can cause all the Jews to be killed, then God’s final call for Israel to repent will fail and His reputation will be destroyed and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will be prevented….We know this won’t happen.
    Notice that in the above passage Michael and his angels fight the dragon. Notice this next passage in the Bible:
    Daniel 11:41 thru Daniel 12:1a  —He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. 44 But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. 45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. “AT THAT TIME MICHAEL SHALL STAND UP, THE GREAT PRINCE WHO STANDS WATCH OVER YOUR PEOPLE; AND THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION, EVEN TO THAT TIME..
    This is a clear depiction of Anti-Christ entering Jerusalem to set up his palace, if you will, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea in the glorious land of Israel. Notice that when Michael will “step aside” then a time of trouble (as referenced in Jeremiah 30:7) will commence.
    Jeremiah 30:4-7—Now these are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah.“For thus says the Lord: ‘We have heard a voice of trembling,

    Of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see, Whether a man is ever in labor with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins Like a woman in labor (wait, isn’t that a description of the sign mentioned in Revelation 12???0) And all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

    So is it any surprise that North Korea suddenly makes an alarming statement that if Israel that damages the “dignity” of the North Korean leadership, North Korea will respond with “merciless, thousand-fold punishment.” What one must understand is that when Israel destroyed Syria’s nascent nuclear program, it was quickly discovered that North Korea had provided the know-how and hardware to the defiant Arab dictatorship.

    It is also known that North Korea is in league with some of the Middle East’s more unsavory players, all of which want to see Israeli annihilated. These would include Syria and Iran. Of course, the “Hook” is literally being inserted in the jaw of Russia. Ezekiel 38-39, anyone?

    Just last week in an astounding move towards peace, Hamas separated itself from the Muslim Brotherhood and acknowledged the recognition of a peace with Israel. Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal personally declared the new policy document of his organization, announcing that it is not a “branch of the Muslim Brotherhood” anymore. He also declared that Hamas would form better relations with Egypt and other Muslim countries that have problems with the Muslim Brotherhood. It also gave the message it could live together with Israel.

    I Thessalonians 2:4For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. (There we go with a similar description of the Sign in Revelation 12….again.) And they shall not escape.

    Could this possibly be a ruse by both Turkey and Hamas to help the world pressure Israel to divide the land and will lead to peace treat that is enforced upon Israel at the onset of the 70th Week of Daniel?

    Daniel 9:27—Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week. He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”

    What is painstakingly obvious is that several “concurrent” events are rapidly unfolding as we are approaching the end of the Church Age with breakneck speed.

    I want with this post with a mention of Methusaleh.  Methuselah comes from muth, a root that means “death”;1 and from shalach, which means to bring, or to send forth. The name Methuselah means, “his death shall bring”.

    Methuselah’s father was given a prophecy of the coming Great Flood, and was apparently told that as long as his son was alive, the judgment of the flood would be withheld; but as soon as he died, the flood would be brought or sent forth. And, indeed, the year that Methuselah died, the flood came.

    Genesis 5:21-29Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. 22 After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.25 Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech. 26 After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters. 27 So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and had a son. 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord has cursed.”

    Methusaleh was the oldest living man in the Bible. Is it a coincidence that BOTH  Enoch and Noah are also mentioned here? It was in the days of Noah, when Methushelah died in the year of the flood, that Enoch was “raptured”, prior to the flood. So was Enoch’s rapture, “Pre”-Flood, “Mid”-Flood, or “Post”-Flood??

    Matthew 24:37—But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

    Luke 17:26—And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man

    Just this past week,the oldest human in the world, Mbah Gotho of Indonesia, died on Sunday, April 30, at the age of 146.  Gotho was reportedly a Christian.  Gotho was exactly 146 years, 4 months, and 1 day old at his death Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

    By the way this was exactly 146 days from the Revelation 12 Sign that is to converge on September 23rd 2017.

     

     

Hallelelujah! He’s Risen……

April 16—-20th of Nissan 5777: He is Risen and Soon He is Coming Again!!!

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Resurrection Day occurs in conjunction with Passover. This is the true foreshadowing and meaning of what our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ has done for all mankind. He is our Messiah, He is our Deliverer. And behold, He is soon to return.


Happy Resurrection Day to all!

Palm Sunday: A Prophetic Look (Re-Post)

 

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Have you ever wondered about Palm Sunday? I want to give you some insight about it and its prophetic implications…….

 

Leviticus 23:1-4—And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings. 4 These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

Perhaps in another post I will explain how Jesus fulfilled the Spring feasts in His First Coming and how He will fulfill the Fall feasts during His Second Coming. Nonetheless, of the Seven Feasts, the final feast is the Feast of Booths or the Feast of Tabernacles…

Leviticus 23:41-44—And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: 43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. 44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord 

We see the Jews disciples observing this in John chapter 7:

John 7:1-6— After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the Jew’s feast of tabernacles was at hand. 3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. 4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. 5 For neither did his brethren believe in him. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.

During this festival, the Jews would recall their sojourn in the wilderness as they journeyed to the Promised Land by living in booths. Spiritually speaking, we as Christians are sojourning in this world looking forward to our ultimate promised land which is in the kingdom of Heaven. 

1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. (ESV)

The longer we walk this earth as believers, the more we recognize that we’re just strangers passing through, or sojourners, as Peter put it. Yet, we have a faithful Guide, the Holy Spirit to lead us through our pilgrimage. 

Interesting to note that upon the return of jesus Christ, the Feast of Tabernacles will be established again when He sets up His Millennial kingdom.

Zechariah 14:16-17— And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. 17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

When studying the Jewish feasts, Passover was one of the three pilgrim feasts where the Jews would sing what is referred to  “Hallel Rabah” (Psalms 113 to 118). This was actually to be sung twice in the Jewish annual liturgy. The first time would be at the Passover, with their hands waving. But in the fall, it was to be at the Feast of Tabernacles, while waving palm branches in their hands.

The highlight of the Hallel Rabah is: Hosanna, hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His loving kindness endures forever. Hosanna, hosanna.

The Jews were supposed to sing that on two occasions: Passover, with their hands waving. And also at the Feast of Tabernacles, while waving palm branches, also known as “lulavim,” in their hands.

On Palm Sunday, the Jews began to celebrate Passover (which teaches about the Messiah who was the Lamb that would be slain), as if it were the Feast of Tabernacles, which corresponds, in the typology of the Jewish calendar, to the Millennium. Let me explain:

This is why, when Jesus was transfigured with Moses and Elijah, Peter wanted to build three booths, or three tabernacles.

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Matthew 17:1-9—And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

Peter was saying, “Here is the Messiah. Now let’s set up the Kingdom!”

When Jesus came on Palm Sunday, they wanted somebody who was going to overthrow the Roman government and set up the Messianic Kingdom. So they began to celebrate Passover, as if it were the feast of Tabernacles.They began to wave palm branches as if it were the feast of tabernacles. What they did not understand was that at His first coming, He was to die for their sins and ours, let alone the sins of the world. It is at His Second Coming where he will establish His Millennial Kingdom and reign for 1,000 years.

Revelation 20:1-7—And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 7 And when the thousand years are expired…… 

In His first coming, Jesus fulfilled the first three (Spring) holidays in the Jewish calendar: Passover, First Fruits (which was the Resurrection), and the Feast of Weeks (which was Pentecost).

In His Second Coming, Jesus will fulfill the last three (Autumn) holidays: the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and finally and ultimately, the Feast of Tabernacles.

The Jews of His day did not want to know about a Suffering Servant Messiah, who was going to come as the Passover Lamb to be slain. They wanted a conquering King, who was going to set up the Millennial Kingdom.

The suffering servant Messiah is called “the Son of Joseph,” HaMashiach Ben Yosef. The conquering king Messiah is called “the Son of David,” HaMashiach Ben David.

For Jesus of Nazareth to be the Messiah, He has to fulfill ALL the prophecies.

In other words, it is one Messiah, two comings. In His first coming Jesus came as the Son of Joseph, the suffering servant. In His Second Coming He will return as the Son of David, the conquering King.

Much of what is unfolding in the Middle East right now is a fulfillment of Bible Prophecy as the Messiah is preparing to return as the conquering King!!!

 

Revelation 12 And The Year 2017

I want to start this post by stating right up front that I am not a date setter when it comes to events. However, I invite you to examine this on your own and prayerfully come to your own conclusions as the Spirit of God speaks to you……

Revelation 12: 1-7-—And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

 

On September 23rd, 2017, an unprecedented astronomical (note: I said astronomical , NOT astrological)  alignment will appear in the sky over Israel that seemingly fulfills a literal word-for-word fulfillment of Revelation 12:1-5 The passage describes a heavenly sign where a pregnant woman appears covered in the sun, with the moon at her feet, and crowned with 12 stars. The woman gives birth to a male child who is “caught up” to God.  A literal reading of the text tells us seven things that must all be true for a proper and complete fulfillment of the prophecy:

1. It is a heavenly sign, not an earthly occurrence.

2. The sign includes a woman.

3. The woman is pregnant and giving birth to a male child.

4. The male child is royalty.

5. The woman is clothed with the sun.

6. The moon is under the woman’s feet.

7. The woman is crowned with 12 stars.

Looking at the above passages reveals the following:

  • The woman here is the constellation Virgo, the Virgin, who every Biblical scholar says represents Israel. In fact, Israel in Biblical days was well aware of these constellations and their meanings.  The Dragon ofcourse, alludes to none other then Satan, our adversary.
  • For years theologians believed this child was Jesus and this Scripture referred to His birth and how satan attempted to kill Jesus through Herod. However, recently theologians have been looking deeper at the greek meanings behind the words.
  • The Greek word for male child as mentioned in verse 5 is different from the other word for child used in the passages.

Child = Greek word : Teknon  (Strong’s 5043) 
Meaning: daughter, son, figuratively used as children of God

This word in the Greek means a child, offspring, a child as respects to descent and age. Therefore, the child whom the woman is about to give birth to is not Jesus as most early scholars believed. but it is the collective children of God, i.e.. believers in Jesus, who were “birthed” from the chosen people, Israel.

When it comes to the word for “man child,” it is a different Greek word:

Child = Greek Word: huios  (Strong’s 5207) 
Meaning: son, kingship, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of David, my beloved Son. This word stressed the quality and essence of one so resembling another that distinctions between the two are indistinct. It is also used of male offspring, legitimate as opposed to illegitimate, a son who acts a certain way, who manifests a certain character whether evil of good

Remember that Jesus is the Son of God. The Church has been adopted and/or grafted in and share the same characteristics by virtue of salvation and the New Birth through the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross!

Keep in mind that however, that when the Apostle John , penned these passages in the Book of revelation as inspired by the Holy Spirit never uses “huios” of the believer; he reserves that title for the Lord. Thus, there are TWO separate meanings to the “child” words in the above Scripture in Revelation 12. One set of them refer to the church, wheras the other refers to Jesus. When one studies the Book of Revelation you have to understand the Book is arranged in somewhat of a chronological fashion but also with parenthetical interludes as well.

The woman in Revelation 12 is ready to give birth. But there are two different children referenced. One is a male child who is to rule all the nations with a rod of Iron. The Greek word used to describe Him  (“hulios“)is also used whenever Jesus is called Son of Man, Son of God, etc. So, it has to be none other than Jesus Christ Himself.) The other child  (“teknon“)that the woman gives birth to, based on the references and meanings where the same word is used, has got to be the church, children of God, believers in Jesus.

If this is all correct than when the woman gives birth to the second child (The Body of Christ???), the dragon tries to destroy it, but the child is quickly caught up to heaven.

This is he same word Paul used when referencing the rapture of the church. Remember that after His Resurrection, Jesus Christ was not caught up or snatched away to heaven. He rather ascended  up to Heaven after His resurrection.

Could this possibly mean then that the Rapture of the Church may take place  when the Sign described in Revelation 12 occurs in the heavens?????

Now if all this sounds new to you then I invite you to continue reading and take note of the following passages as well:

1 Thessalonians 5: 1-5—But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 BUT YE BRETHREN ARE NOT IN DARKNESS, THAT THAT DAY SHOULD OVERTAKE YOU AS  THIEF, 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

It amazes me that so many believers in the Body of Christ completely ignore the last part of Thessalonians 5:1-9 and think and say, “Christ will come like a thief in the night! No one knows when,” Scripture clearly contrasts that view point. 

God set the stars, moon, and sun in the sky for seasons and for signs for us. What is a sign? It is something that points us to something else or points us in the right direction, or gives us important information. Let’s look at a few scriptures that allude to that…

Genesis 1:14–Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years

Psalms 19:1-4—The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

Originally, God set up the constellations to reflect the Gospel. The constellations were then perverted by satan who used people to create the astrological signs we know today and are warned to stay away from. I believe this may have been an attempt by Satan to prevent us from seeing the heavenly signs God wanted us to see.

Let me give you another example:

If you recall, according to the Bible in the Old Testament, it was the Magi followed a SIGN in the heavens to determine His loction. They were gentile men who came out of the Parthian (Persian) Empire and made this journey of 1,900 miles or so through mountainous terrain and deserts.

This was done after their reading and holding to the prophet Daniel’s detailed prophecy (given by the angel Gabriel in Daniel 9:24-26:

Daniel 9:24-26—24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

This prophecy was concerning the coming of the Messiah and the Magi knew it. So for over 600 years, and after waiting generation after generation for a very specific sign in the skies, and all the while knowing the precise number of days until the Messiah’s birth because of the details given in the prophecy, the Magi began their journey towards Jerusalem when they saw the sign in the sky. They knew how to count Hebrew years, and exactly how many days each year had. They know precisely when to look for the star. 

Let’s continue……

Leviticus 23:1-4— And the Lord spake unto Moses , saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings. 4 These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

Another meaning for “holy convocations” is ‘divine appointments.” or “appointed times”  remember, God is never late.

We must also understand this very important truth: Jesus Christ did not come at any time at His first advent. He came at the appointed time according to the Word of God anfd in alignment with the Feasts of Israel. He died, was buried and resurrected all on the Feasts of Passover, Feasts of Unleaven Bread and the Feasts of First Fruits. Furthermore, He sent the Holy Spirit at an appointed time, and that was the Feast of Pentecost. Is this a coincidence???

There are only 7 feasts, and they are literally God’s “appointed times.” The Hebrew word is “moadim.”

The 7 feast all occur year after year within a 7-month period. The first four occur in the spring, and the final three occur within a 15 day period in the fall each year. Each set time for each feast occurs at the time set by God (thus they are “appointed times”). As mentioned above, the first four feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Weeks/Pentecost) were fulfilled by Christ during His ministry. 

The final 3 feasts (Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Tabernacles) will be fulfilled in the events of Christ’s second coming and this clearly reveals shows that they do not deviate from the Lord’s already established “appointed times.”

70 weeks was appointed unto Israel. 69 weeks have passed and only the 70th week or exactly 7 years reamins, hence the 7 year tribulation period which commences after the Rapture of the Church.

That being said, then the Rapture of the Church and His second coming will be at an appointed time. Whether or not these upcoming events will occur on the Feasts of Trumpets , the Feasts of Tabernacles remais to be seen. God has his own timetable and will not in any way deviate from it.

This sign is so rare that if Biblical chronologies are accurate and the earth is roughly six thousand years old then the sign has actually NEVER occurred before. And in fact it won’t happen again supposing a future 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth, which is yet to happen and is preceded by the rapture, the seven Year Trubulation period and the Second Coming of Christ.

Thus the sign of Revelation 12 along with every thing else that is transpiring in the world should definitely get your attention.

On a final note, 

September 23, 2017 also falls on Rosh Hashana, an important Jewish feast day also called the Feast of Trumpets. (Sept 23-24 of this year!)

The feast started at the first sighting of the new moon. Once the new moon was sighted, trumpets were blown to let everyone know the feast had begun. Therefore, in regards to the feast, people would say “No one knew the day or the hour”. The feast is also called Yom Teruah which means the awakening blast, wakening those who have died. It is known by the Jews as the resurrection of the righteous dead.

During the feast 99 trumpet blasts were blown. The 100th and final trumpet blast was known as “The Last Trump”

 

1 Corinthians 15:51-52—Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

 

 

When the Levee Breaks

  1. If it keeps on rainin’ levees goin’ to break,

If it keeps on rainin’, levee’ going’ to break……

Such are the lyrics of a popular Blues song written and recorded back in 1929 that was written in reaction to the upheaval caused by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

However, we aren’t talking about levees and rivers here. The issue at hand happens to be a Dam. Not just a standard Dam, but the tallest Dam in the United States of America. One that rises 770 feet high and is holding back a resorvoir containing 1.1 trillion gallons of water. I am referring to the Oroville Dam in northern California.

 

 

 

 

After a long stretch of no rain and drought-like conditions for a span of almost five years, winterstorms and atmospheric rivers over the past few weeks have drenched the northern parts of California. As a result, the Oroville Dam was reportedly at 151 % of normal capacity. Not a a major problem so as long as your chute in the spillway is operable. Just a few weeks ago, a massive, gaping hole opened up the chute of the Spillway of the Oroville Dam.

As a result, the water spilled over the spillway and began eating away at the very ground beneath the top of the auxiliary spillway. Dozens of towns in between Oroville and Sacramento are at risk were the spillway to collapse. Well, just when the situation seemed to have stabilized, along comes a new storm.

Now I am not making up this next part: the name given to storm is……LUCIFER. What are the odds? Anyways, incredible amounts of rain have accumalated within the last two months alone coupled with an abundance of snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Even Lake Tahoe has benefitted from this. As a matter of fact, since the beginning of 2017, the state of California has received over 200% above what is concerned normal rainfall for this time of the year.

Enter Lucifer (mere coincidence I suppose), a storm that is projected to dump another 12 inches of rain over the weekend alone. The forecast also calls for even more rain next week.

Job 38:22-30—Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,  That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great? Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

One must keep in mind that America’s dam infrastructure is not in the greatest of working conditions. The Oroville Dam itself was built in 1960’s and is experiencing wear and tear as of late. It doesn’t help to know that over the last few days there have been reported tremors as two earthquakes have been reported. These quakes that are in the 5.0 range! Could this have been caused by the fast lake level changes and the subsequent release of pressure from water weight?

The city of Sacaramento is already reportedly experiencing some flooding. If something were to happen, the only means of escape would be eastward. Will President Trump have to declare a State of Emergency for the State of California?

If it keeps on raining, is the levee indeed going to break?

Stay tuned….

 

 

 

Is This Really Happening???

It has been said that the new administration in charge has accomplished more in one week than the last eight years combined. Of course, it depends on your view point. However, from a Biblical perspective, I just might have to agree.

Newly appointed  Diretor of the Central Intelligence Agency, said Christians need to pray, fight, and understand that “Jesus Christ our Savior is truly the only solution for our world.” That’s a very bold statement if you ask me.

I am not stating that the  government at any level is to usurp its authority to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ. History shows what happened as a result of that when Constantine declared Christianity the supreme religion. Of course, the Kingdom of God is not of this earth, but one day it will reign on earth during the Millennial Reign of Christ.

Needless to say, I do highly support of individuals who are in submission to Christ holding key positions within the government. Amen to that! As I have mentioned before, regardless of who is in authority , we need to pray. Ultimately, if our prayers don’t affect them, something else will. I have heard before that principalities operate through personalities. But that is another message for another day.

I Timothy 2:1-3—I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Although it can be said that President Trump may lack governing experience and may not have any national security experience, what is interesting to note is that he has quickly assembled good Bible-believing people to assist him and these individuals are advising him. The Vice President himself is a professing Born-Again believer.

Just this week,  and for the very first time in the history of the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. , a vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, spoke at the demonstration.

Proverbs 29:2—2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

The purpose of this post is not necessarily to elaborate on this transition and the strong influence of Biblical values that are held by many of President Trump’s advisors. That in itself is a answered prayer. You see, We have witnessed the hand of God on this election. God’s will was for Donald Trump to be the 45th President, despite the fact that ALL efforts to stop him failed. I have also mentioned in regards to Bible prophecy, and the the study of eschatalogy that Jerusalem will become the world’s focal point or center of attention. 

Ezekiel 5:5—Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.

Joel 3:2—I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

Zechariah 12:1-3—The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

President Trump’s plans to move the U. S. embassy to Jerusalem, means Trump agrees with God, and we know that Jerusalem belongs to God’s chosen people. Could it be that before the Rapture of the church, God Almighty wants the world to know that Jerusalem belongs to Israel, His chosen people?

If so, has President Trump the man chosen to do this? Also, it must emphatically be stated that according to Holy Bible all the nations of the world will come up against Israel in the end times. Let us also consider that after the Rapture of the Church, governments around the world will have no Christian presence. Israel will not have any Christian ally nations. May I suggest that even the United States will not have a Christian presence. Can the Rapture of the Church indeed be the harbinger toward God’s appointed time of dealing directly with Israel and the issue of Jerusalem??


Let me present to you a rather interesting scenario that could possibly come to fruition. The doctrine of the Rapture has come under much attack as of late and it can be said that is a rather controversial one. 

The Rapture of the Body of Christ clearly ends the dispensation of the church, or the Church Age. As a result,with a new dispensation will begin immediately. This new one is called the Seventieth week of Daniel, or the Time of Jacob’s trouble, or the seven year tribulation. These terms are all for the Nation of Israel and Jews and not the church.

Jeremiah 30:1-7-–The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, 2 Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book. 3 For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. 4 And these are the words that the Lord spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. 5 For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. 6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? 7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Romans 11:1-5—I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Romans 11:25-32—For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

Again, we need to understand that the above-mentioned  verses relate to Israel, but as I said, the rapture begins the dispensation of the “Seventieth Week” which is for Israel.

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons that so many oppose anything to do with the rapture and tribulation start is because it is all about judgement, and believe me, no one wants to talk about judgment. Furthermore, in the many churches that have been deceived by Replacement Theology, there is apparently an outright  rejection of  any future fulfilment for the Jews.

When the tribulation period begins, many will turn against God in a blaspheming rage of bitter hatred. Emptiness of spirit and soul will be magnified and multiplied. DOESN”T ANYBODY SEE THAT THIS IS ALREADY BEGINNING TO HAPPEN???

Whether or not the current president is re-elected, we have four years that can possibly become eight years under the current administration. If you recall that I mentined earlier in this post that many of the newly appointed advisors for the preseidnet are Bible-believing Christians. So at the Rapture of the Church………they too will be gone. Who or what will fill that void in the Oval Office only remains to be seen!!!

During his very first week in office, President Trump has begun to own up to what he said he would do. Now comes word that the moving of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may will not happen right away.

It is being reported that they are not going to move on Jerusalem for quite some time, because they want a peace deal in the Middle East which really is the top priority. Could this be the peace deal spoken of in Daniel chapter 9? If so, exactly who will confirm this Peace deal??

Daniel 9:24-27—24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

We shall find out very soon.

 

To Him Who Sits on the Throne

Daniel 2:20-21—-20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His: 21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding…

It is now official: There has been a change in the administration of the the most powerful nation in the world and we have a new president. My purpose for writing the following is not to debase or debunk previous leaders and/or favor/disfavor political parties. However, I will clearly look at this through the lense of Scripture and the times we are living in. If there is any ought against what you read, I invite to go to the source of this: The Word of God.

Prior to the return of Jesus Christ, there has always been a war between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of darkness. Truth has always be combatted with deception. It goes without saying that this battle has been ever escalating and will increase even more.

1 Timothy 2:1-4— I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

This mandate given by God according to the above Scripture has always been  to intercede for ALL leaders in authority, regardless of whatever opinions we may have regarding them.

Irrespective of people’s opinions of the new president, this much is a surety: God, in His foreknowledge knows that the new president will fulfil His purposes, and even more so he will fulfill His purposes primarily with the nation of Israel  moving forward. We must continue to pray even more so.

Again, if you are a student of the Bible and understand Bible prophecy Israel has a major role to play in the end-times. Heck, if you have some knowledge of the Bible, it should have provided you some hope to see that both leaders were sworn and made their oaths with their hands firmly placed on the Bibles of former presidents Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln that were opened to 2 Chronicles 7:14:

2 Chronicles 7:14—If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

That being said, it was interesting to note that at the inauguration, five of the six members of the clergy ushering in the new president have strong ties to Israel.

It can be said that the USA will begin giving Israel the respect and attention it has not received over the past 8 years. Actually, I believe almot SEVENTY years of mistreatment of Israel are going to be reversed. SEVENTY years takes us back to 1947!

Interesting to note that it was SEVENTY nations that were represented at the recent internationl gathering of nations that met in France. SEVENTY is also the number of nations and languages that were the origin of all nations of the world today. So, SEVENTY can be interpreted as  a reference to the nations of the whole world.

The SEVENTY nations met to sign an anti-Israel agreement, which I believe will now ultimately lead to  a final showdown that pits the nations of the world against Israel. 

Speaking of SEVENTY, the number SEVENTY is the number of the restoration of Israel, and is also seen many times in relation to punishment. The meanings of SEVENTY are “completeness” and “judgement”. Again, it is related to the punishment and restoration of Israel.

 2017 is the SEVENTIETH anniversary of UN resolution 181 in 1947, again paving the way for Israel’s statehood in 1948. All this ironically, is ultimately leading up to the SEVEN year Tribulation period otherwise known as the SEVENTIETH Week of Daniel:

Daniel 9:24-27Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The meeting in Paris comes after the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, making it unlawful for Jews to live in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights area, and Hebron. The resolution also grants a religious monopoly on the Temple Mount and the Western Wall to Islam. Notice this verse in the Bible:

Revelation 11:1-2-—And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

This resolution has already declared sovereignty of the Temple Mount towards Islam. The next verse introduces the ministry of the Two witnesses, Elijah and many believe Moses, or even Enoch. In addition, it states that the Holy City (Jerusalem ) will be trampled under the foot of the gentiles for 42 months (3 1/2 years). This is referred to as “Tribulation Period” talk. But before that comes to pass, the Church will be caught up in the Rapture. I am not going to debate the issue of whether this event is “pre,” or “mid-,”, but for a surety it is not “Post-.” The Bible informs us of how this all ends. Somewhere, possibly in the middle, possibly not, that which restrains the bride of Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, will be taken out of the way, and it will all get usurped by an impostor, otherwise known as the Anti-Christ. As Jack Palance would say, “Believe it,………..or not.” I suggest you believe it.

However, for some reason and for a season if you will, it appears as if God has intervened to raise a very strategic ally for Israel, especially at a time when this ally appeared to be on a fast track to become Israel’s enemy as well. This will ultimately come to pass as the Bible states tht ALL nations will come to battle against Jerusalem.

Romans 9:17--For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

You see, God’s purpose is to “declare His name in all the earth”.  In the tribulation period, this too will be done through the Jews. In the Scripture above, it was ironically done through Pharaoh. God even used Cyrus the King to ultimately help rebuild the temple in Jerusalem when the Jews came out of Babylonian captivity:

Ezra 5:9 -15–Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls? 10 We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them. 11 And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up. 12 But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Babylon. 13 But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God. 14 And the vessels also of gold and silver of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple that was in Jerusalem, and brought them into the temple of Babylon, those did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and they were delivered unto one, whose name was Sheshbazzar, whom he had made governor; 15 And said unto him, Take these vessels, go, carry them into the temple that is in Jerusalem, and let the house of God be builded in his place.

Isaiah 44:24-28—Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; 25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish; 26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof: 27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers: 28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

In these verses above, and there are many more examples, we see that God does not only always use the righteous to do His will.

God’s purposes will be done. In light of what has happened with the change of administration there is a strong implication for an end time presence of the United states as she stands with Israel. How long this will will last only remains to be seen. 

The moving of the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem very well could be the Hot Button. Israel is of course  being the main Time Clock, yet it sure seems that all the surrounding nations are ready to attack Israel — except Jordan. The moving of the Embassy has been declared to be a Red Line by Jordan. King Abdullah may have zero alternative options once that happens.

The Vatican has recently opened an Embassy in East Jerusalem, which we already know has been the subject of disputed Palestinian territory. The Vatican has most certainly cast their lot in with the Palestinians and confirmed their enmity to God and His plans as they too have been preparing for their role to divide Jerusalem! In a reciprocal move, last week the Palestinians opened an Embassy right inside the Vatican. At that inauguration, the PA leader told Pope Francis that Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinians.

 

Because the United States now appers to have a leader and co-leader who seem determined to exercise various measures in line with God’s word, this does not in any ways mean that the nations of the world let alone the inhabitants of this country and the nations of the world will celebrate and come to a mutual agreement. It means conflict is coming, 

Sadly, God’s word being fulfilled on Israel will be hated and rejected by much of the church. The liberal media, Islam and the unsaved will always stand against God in these things. As I have said before, I also believe and am grieved at the notion that there is a great divide coming not only over the issue of Jerusalem, not only within this nation, but ultimately within the Body of Christ. I believe the sifting of the wheat and the tares has begun:

Matthew 13:24-20—Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

 

We have entered a time when  Satan will soon create war so that he can make “peace” and deceive the world! It means we are about to see Jerusalem in conflict, the Temple rebuilt and the nations of the world becoming supernaturally enraged againstin relation to Israel like never before.

This also means that the Church Age (“HE THAT HATH AN EAR LET HIM HEAR…”) is rapidly coming to a close and the fullness of the Gentiles is fast approaching which also means we are close to the veil of spiritual blindness being lifted from the eyes of the Jews much faster as

Romans 12:25-32—For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

Sad to say this also means that a great proportion of the church will fall for the multitude of deceptions that are being unfurled at a breakneck speed. Satan indeed knows that his time is short.

The ultimate authority is not Left or Right, or what I perceive or what you perceive. Ultimately it comes down to what is written in the Bible.

Period. And regardless of what is forthcoming, God STILL is sitting on the throne of the Universe and when it is all said and done, not yours, not mine but HIS will will be done.

MARANATHA!

“Extra-“,”Extra-,”…..Read All About It.

Luke 21:25-25—And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Jeremiah 10:10-13—But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. 11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. 12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

 

The Thing, X Files the Movie, Alien vs. Predator, Alien Hunter. What do all these films have in common? Of course we know it is Hollywood, nonetheless the common theme is that of the existence of extraterrestrial life found in the Antartic. Even more recent and upcoming films (i.e. The Arrival, Contact Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, etc.) have a theme that pertains to extra-terrestrial life. As a matter of fact, over 350 movies have been made up to date that depict extra-terrestrial life. Don’t believe me?? Keep reading:
10 Cloverfield Lane 2016
20 Million Miles to Earth 1957
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
2001: A Space Travesty 2000
2010 1984
The 5th Wave 2016
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars 1953
Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe 1990
The Abyss 1989
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 1984
Aelita 1924
After Earth 2013
Airplane II: The Sequel 1982
Alien 1979
Alien 2: On Earth 1980
Alien 3 1992
Alien Abduction 2005
Alien Abduction 2014
Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County 1998
Alien Agent 2007
Alien Apocalypse 2005
Alien Arsenal 1999
Alien: Covenant 2017
The Alien Factor 1978
Alien Hunter 2003
Alien Intruder 1993
Alien Invasion Arizona 2005
Alien Nation 1988
Alien Origin 2012
Alien Raiders 2008
Alien: Resurrection 1997
Aliens 1986
Aliens in the Attic 2009
Aliens vs. Avatars 2011
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 2007
Alien Trespass 2009
Alien vs Ninja 2010
Alien vs. Predator 2004
Allegro Non Troppo 1976
Almost Human 2013
Altered 2006
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987
The Andromeda Strain 1971
The Angry Red Planet 1959
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie 2014
Apollo 18 2011
Area 51 2015
Arena 1989
The Arrival 1996
Arrival 2016
Arrival II 1998
The Astronaut’s Wife 1999
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman 1958
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman 1993
Attack the Block 2011
Avatar 2009
The Avengers 2012
Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015
AVH: Alien vs Hunter 2007
Bad Taste 1987
Barbarella 1968
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016
Batteries Not Included 1988
Battle Beyond the Stars 1980
Battlefield Earth 2000
Battle for Terra 2007
Battle in Outer Space 1959
Battle: Los Angeles 2011
Battleship 2012
Ben 10: Alien Swarm 2009
Ben 10: Race Against Time 2007
Beware! The Blob 1972
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey 1991
The Blob 1958
The Blob 1988
Bloodbath at the House of Death 1983
Body Snatchers 1993
The Brain from Planet Arous 1957
Breeders 1986
The Brother from Another Planet 1984
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins 2000
The Cape Canaveral Monsters 1960
Can of Worms 1999
The Cat 1992
The Cat from Outer Space 1978
Cat-Women of the Moon 1953
Ché OVNI 1968
Chicken Little 2005
Children of the Damned 1964
Christmas on Mars 2008
The Chronicles of Riddick 2004
CJ7 2008
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
Cloverfield 2008
Cocoon 1985
Cocoon: The Return 1988
Communion 1989
Coneheads 1993
Contact 1997
Cowboys & Aliens 2011
Creature 1985
The Creature Wasn’t Nice 1983
The Creeping Terror 1964
Critters 1986
Critters 2: The Main Course 1988
Critters 3 1991
Critters 4 1992
Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. 1966
Dark City 1998
The Dark Crystal 1982
Darkening Sky 2010
The Darkest Hour 2011
Dark Skies 2013
Dark Star 1974
Dark Universe 1993
The Day Mars Invaded Earth 1963
The Day of the Triffids 1962
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008
The Day the Earth Stopped 2008
The Deadly Spawn 1983
Decoys 2004
Decoys 2: Alien Seduction 2007
Destroy All Monsters 1968
Devil Girl from Mars 1954
District 9 2009
Doctor Who 1996
Doom 2005
Dragonball Evolution 2009
Dr. Alien 1989
Dreamcatcher 2003
Dr. Who and the Daleks 1966
Dude, Where’s My Car? 2000
Dune 1984
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988
Earth to Echo 2014
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 1956
Edge of Tomorrow 2014
Ender’s Game 2013
Enemy Mine 1985
Escape to Witch Mountain 1975
Escape to Witch Mountain 1995
Europa Report 2013
Evolution 2001
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor 1985
Excursion to the Moon 1908
Explorers 1985
Extraterrestrial 2011
Extraterrestrial 2014
The Eye Creatures 1965
The Faculty 1998
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007
Fantastic Planet 1973
Feeders 1996
The Fifth Element 1997
Fire in the Sky 1993
Fire Maidens from Outer Space 1956
First Men in the Moon 1964
First Spaceship on Venus 1962
Flash Gordon (serial) 1936
Flash Gordon 1980
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 1940
Flesh Gordon 1974
Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders 1989
Flight of the Navigator 1986
Flight to Mars 1950
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000
Flying Disc Man from Mars 1950
Flying Saucer Rock’n’Roll 1997
Forbidden Planet 1956
Forbidden World 1982
The Forgotten 2004
The Fourth Kind 2009
Frankenstein Island 1981
Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster 1965
Freaks of Nature 2015
Futurama: Bender’s Big Score 2007
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs 2008
The Galaxy Invader 1985
Galaxy of Terror 1981
Galaxy Quest 1999
Gamera: Super Monster 1980
Gamera vs. Viras 1968
Gamera vs. Zigra 1971
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster 1964
Ghosts of Mars 2001
The Giant Spider Invasion 1975
God Told Me To 1976
Godzilla 2000 1999
Godzilla: Final Wars 2004
Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 1974
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla 1994
Good Boy! 2003
Grabbers 2012
Green Lantern 2011
The Green Slime 1968
Guardians of the Galaxy 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017
Hangar 18 1980
Hardware Wars 1978
Have Rocket, Will Travel 1959
Heavy Metal 1981
Heavy Metal 2000 2000
H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds 2005
H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds 2005
The Hidden 1987
The Hidden II 1993
Highlander II: The Quickening 1991
High Plains Invaders 2009
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 2005
Hobgoblins 1988
Home 2015
Honeymoon 2014
The Host 2013
Howard the Duck 1986
I Am Number Four 2011
I Come in Peace 1990
Illegal Aliens 2007
I Married a Monster from Outer Space 1958
Impostor 2002
Independence Day 1996
Independence Day: Resurgence 2016
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008
Infected 2008
Inseminoid 1981
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem 2003
Invaders from Mars 1953
Invaders from Mars 1986
Invasion 1966
The Invasion 2007
Invasion from Inner Earth 1974
Invasion of Astro-Monster 1965
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978
Invasion of the Neptune Men 1961
Invasion of the Saucer Men 1957
Invasion of the Star Creatures 1962
Invisible Invaders 1959
The Iron Giant 1999
Iron Invader 2011
It Came from Outer Space 1953
It Conquered the World 1956
It! The Terror from Beyond Space 1958
I Was a Zombie for the F.B.I. 1982
Jetsons: The Movie 1990
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 2001
John Carter 2012
Joker 2012
Journey to the Seventh Planet 1962
Jupiter Ascending 2015
Justice League 2017
Killer Klowns from Outer Space 1988
Killers from Space 1954
Knowing 2009
Kronos 1957
Krrish 3 2013
Krull 1983
The Last Starfighter 1984
Leroy & Stitch 2006
Life 2017
Lifeforce 1985
Lifted 2006
Lilo & Stitch 2002
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch 2005
Little Shop of Horrors 1986
Liquid Sky 1982
Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003
Lost in Space 1998
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra 2001
Mac and Me 1988
The Man from Planet X 1951
Man of Steel 2013
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976
The Man Who Wasn’t There 2001
Mars Attacks! 1996
Mars Needs Moms 2011
Mars Needs Women 1967
Martians Go Home 1990
Max Steel 2016
Meatballs Part 2 1984
Meet Dave 2008
Megamind 2010
Men in Black 1997
Men in Black II 2002
Men in Black 3 2012
Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor 1990
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 1995
Mission to Mars 2000
Missile to the Moon 1958
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer 2010
Mom and Dad Save the World 1992
Monsters 2010
Monsters: Dark Continent 2014
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009
The Monster X Strikes Back/Attack the G8 Summit 2008
Los Monstruos del Terror 1970
Monty Python’s Life of Brian 1979
Morons from Outer Space 1985
Muppets from Space 1999
My Favorite Martian 1999
My Stepmother is an Alien 1988
The Mysterians 1957
Nightbeast 1982
Night Caller from Outer Space 1966
Night of the Blood Beast 1958
Night of the Creeps 1986
Night Skies 2007
Not of This Earth 1957
Not of This Earth 1988
Nowhere 1997
Nude on the Moon 1961
Nukie 1987
Oblivion 2013
Outlander 2008
Pacific Rim 2013
Pajama Party 1964
Pandorum 2009
Paul 2011
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday 2016
Phantom from Space 1953
Pinocchio in Outer Space 1965
Pitch Black 2000
Pixels 2015
Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959
Plan 10 from Outer Space 1994
Planet 51 2009
Planet of the Vampires 1965
The Pod People 1983
Power Rangers 2017
Predator 1987
Predator 2 1990
Predators 2010
Princess of Mars 2009
Progeny 1999
Project ALF 1996
Prometheus 2012
The Puppet Masters 1994
Quatermass 2 1957
Quatermass and the Pit 1967
Queen of Blood 1966
Queen of Outer Space 1958
Race to Witch Mountain 2009
Real Men 1987
Red Planet 2000
Repo Man 1984
Returner 2002
Return from Witch Mountain 1978
Robinson Crusoe on Mars 1964
Robot Monster 1953
Rocketship X-M 1950
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again 2016
Rogue One 2016
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964
Scary Movie 3 2003
Scary Movie 4 2006
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders 2000
The Shadow Men 1998 ]
The Signal 2014
Signs 2002
Silent Warnings 2003
Skyline 2010
Slither 2006
Solaris 1972
Solaris 2002
Spaceballs 1987
Spaced Invaders 1990
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone 1983
Space Invasion of Lapland 1959
Space Jam 1996
Space Probe Taurus 1965
Space Travelers: The Animation 2000
Species 1995
Species II 1998
Species III 2004
Species – The Awakening 2007
Spice World 1997
Spider-Man 3 2007
Starcrash 1978
Stargate 1994
Starman 1984
Star Odyssey 1978
Starship Invasions 1977
Starship Troopers 1997
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation 2004
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 2008
Star Trek 2009
Star Trek Beyond 2016
Star Trek: First Contact 1996
Star Trek Generations 1994
Star Trek: Insurrection 1998
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013
Star Trek: Nemesis 2002
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope 1977
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 1980
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi 1983
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens 2015
Star Wars Holiday Special 1978
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008
Stepsister from Planet Weird 2000
Stitch! The Movie 2003
Strange Invaders 1983
Suburban Commando 1991
Super 8 2011
Supergirl 1984
Superman 1978
Superman II 1980
Superman III 1983
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987
Superman Returns 2006
Target Earth 1954
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016
Teenagers from Outer Space 1959
The Terrornauts 1967
Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975
TerrorVision 1987
They Came from Beyond Space 1967
They Live 1988
The Thing 1982
The Thing 2011
The Thing from Another World 1951
This Island Earth 1955
Thor 2011
Thor: The Dark World 2013
Thor: Ragnarok 2017
The Three Stooges in Orbit 1962
Thunderbirds Are Go 1966
Titan A.E. 2000
Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars 2005
Transformers 2007
The Transformers: The Movie 1986
Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009
Transformers: The Last Knight 2017
Transmorphers 2007
Transmorphers: Fall of Man 2009
Treasure Planet 2002
A Trip to the Moon 1902
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie 1997
U.F.O. 1993
U.F.O. 2012
UFO Abduction 1989
The UFO Incident 1975
UHF 1989
Unaware 2013
Under the Mountain 2009
Under the Skin 2013
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 2017
V/H/S/2 2013
Village of the Damned 1960
Village of the Damned 1995
Virus 1999
The Visitor 1979
Visit to a Small Planet 1960
Voyage of the Rock Aliens 1984
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women 1968
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet 1965
Warlords of Atlantis 1978
War of the Planets 1966
The War of the Worlds 1953
War of the Worlds 2005
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave 2008
War of the Worlds – The True Story 2012
Warning from Space 1956
The Watch 2012
Welcome to the Space Show 2010
What on Earth! 1966
What Planet Are You From? 2000
Within the Rock 1996
Without Warning 1980
The Wizard of Mars 1965
The World’s End 2013
The X-Files: Fight the Future 1998
The X from Outer Space 1967
Xtro 1983
Xtro II: The Second Encounter 1991
Xtro 3: Watch the Skies 1995
Zarkorr! The Invader 1995
Zathura 2005
Zenon: The Zequel 2001
Zeta One 1969
Zombies of the Stratosphere 1952
Zone Troopers 1985
Zontar, the Thing from Venus 1966

Extraterrestrial life, or alien life, is life that does not originate from Earth or in other words is celestial. Even the Apostle Paul mentioned things terrestrial compared to things celestial:

1 Corinthians 15:39-41—All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

These so-called hypothetical life forms may range from tiny bacteria-like organisms to actual beings that come from civilizations deemed much more advanced than humanity. Although many scientists expect extraterrestrial life to exist, there is no overwhelming evidence for its existence so far…………….

Now before you read any further, you may want to grab a cup of coffee and read these previous posts as a refresher:

http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/07/04/is-something-really-out-there/

http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/04/24/e-t-phone-home/

http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/02/14/dis·clo·sure-part-i/

http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/02/19/dis·clo·sure-part-ii/

http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/02/19/dis·clo·sure-part-iii/

UFOs and aliens claim that they were responsible for creating life on earth and in essence are saying that they are our creator. I am convinced that  we will hear about this increasingly as the return of the LORD draws near and the greatest deception of all mankind is believed by many.

Another theory that is being taught to many and believed by many is that of Panspermia. Panspermia is the theory that life on the earth originated from micro-organisms or chemical precursors of life present in outer space and able to initiate life on reaching a suitable environment.

As I mentined in previous posts, the Age of Apostasy is now upon us. When we do not believe the truth and/or fall away from it, something has to fill the void. So how will mankind react when these deceptions become a reality. If the world is already deceived, what happens when the Church also believes and propogates this lie???

Unfortunately, many will accept and embrace these beings and will abandon religion and a belief in God even going so far as to believe that Jesus was half alien and half human—a star child.

The abandonment of faith in God may very well lead to total the acceptance of the demonic UFO doctrines. is what I believe the Bible describes as the coming falling away.

2 Thessalonians 2:3—Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.
Now back to Antartica. Just a few days ago, satellite imagery revealed a mysterious dome structure hidden in Antarctica which led to plausible claims that an ancient civilisation once lived there:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The possibility of what actually exists down there is ridden with mystery and controversy. Some claim that Hitler once led an expedition to this area. Others have said that a network of rivers and caves, one of which lead to a large geothermal lake exist down there.

Some conspiracy theorists have even gone as far as believing that abandoned alien technology/aliens were once discovered there.

This may all be untrue. However, in light of what we discussed and after reading some of the other posts mentioned in this article, we may have an answer before the end of 2017.

AU REVOIR MONDE

In less then two weeks from now, January 15, 2017 to be exact, the United Nations will seek to enforce Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders by dividing Jerusalem and giving the Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria, otherwise known as the West Bank, over to the Palestinians and establishing a two-state solution. It is important to note that the pre-1967 borders would also put Israel in a highly idefensible position against its enemies as well. As of this writing, 70 nations will be involved and this meeting will take place in Paris, France.

On December 23, 2016 Resolution 2334 was passed. This move made all Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem illegal, and also set the 1967 ceasefire lines as the border between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In other words, it practically handed over much of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians. It is technically now illegal for Jews to pray from the Western wall.

Nonetheless, it did not recognize Palestine as an independent state. That news may be forthcoming in a few weeks as the fifteenth of January is not that far off.

With the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald  Trump fast approaching, it is also being reported that the Israeli government is gravely concerned that any guidelines agreed in Paris would be turned into another UN resolution before Trump’s inauguration, and as a result of ll of this, Israel has now become the victim of an international conspiracy.

Psalm 83:1-4 (NIV)—O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. 2 See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. 3 With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. 4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

Any student of Bible Prophecy should be keeping their eyes on the Middle East because this is where it all started and this is where it will all end. But to be more specific, one of the biggest harbingers of the very end of time is the establishing of a Palestinain statehood. 

In addition, many Bible prophecy teachers have warned that our land may be divided after the land of Israel is officially divided into two states. 

If what I have just mentioned becomes a fact in the next two weeks, then what we see unfolding before our very eyes is the Nation of Israel being positioned to have no other ally but Jehovah, Himself. It may very well be that we are fast approaching the tribulation period, where Israel and God’s unconditional covenant with the Nation of Israel becomes the central focus of end-time events.

Jeremiah 31:31-37—Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. 35 Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name: 36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. 37 Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.

Scripturally speaking, there are two kinds of people the Bible recognizes as “Covenant,” people. The first are obviously Israel and the Jews. The Second are regenerate Christians. One group is the anthropological descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The other group, is the spiritual, or theological descendants of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, through Jesus Christ.

Galatians 3:13-14—-Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Since the beginning of time, Satan has tried to eradicate both groups. Let’s not forget that after the Rapture of the Church, Satan will direct his attentions towards Israel and the Jews. As the age of the Church comes to an end, the Time of Jacob’s trouble and the salvation of the nation of Israel will become the central element in the purpose of God on earth. Israel and the Jews will be in the worst turmoil ever and the surviving remnant of the Jews and Gentiles will enter the Millennial Kingdom after the Day of the LORD comes to pass.

The Day of the LORD is not a 24 hour day, but rather a series of events in which the wrath of God is poured out on those who are not raptured, including the persecutors of the true Church and the haters of the nation of Israel. It will also culminate in God’s prevailing justice of the kingdom of AntiChrist.

See here for more on the Day of the LORD: 

http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2016/04/09/the-day-of-the-lord/

Joel 3:1-2— For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

Joel 3:13-17—Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 16 The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. 17 So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

We are simply running out of time. The nations of the world all have a decision to make and so do you.

I pray that if you do not know Jesus as Lord, King and Savior that you will make that decision today. It’s a very simple process.

Sincerely pray the following:

“Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life.”

Maranatha!

Apostasy Defined (Part II)

After being born, a new baby  consumes milk for much of his/her diet, and the progression moves from milk to soft baby food to bread and ultimetely meat as the child grows. This can also apply to the spiritual growth and nourishment of a new believer in Christ. 


1 Peter 2:1-2
—2 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1 Corinthians 3:1-2—And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

Hebrews 5:12-14—For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

If you notice the play of words used by the Apostle Paul, you see that he was very concerned about the spiritual condition of the believers. The concept of feeding on “milk” and “meat” and “strong meat” all pertaining to what the believers were learning through Scriptures.

Jesus Himself made it clear how important it was for a Christian to study and apply what was being written in the Bible:

Matthew 4:4–But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

2 Timothy 3:16-17—All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

The last verse makes it clear that the Bible is profitable for doctrine, reproof, for correction and in instruction in righteousness. Remember in the previous post, the meaning of apostasy is defined as “to fall away from,” and in this case to fall away from the truth of God’s Word.

I believe the Church must revert back to the basics. Many people have simply lost sight of the foundational doctrines such as repentance, baptism, forgiveness of sins, eternal judgment, and the very return of Christ, to name a few.

Again notice the 14th verse of Hebrews Chapter 5:

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

You see, if people do not even have an effectual knowledge of God’s Word, then they cannot be discerning. If they are not discerning, then they may be gullible enough to believe anything they are being fed. Ultimately, when you are hungry, you will eat anything. When there is a void, it has to be filled with something.

That “something,” can be another gospel, another Jesus, another message if you will.

2 Corinthians 11:1-4—Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. 2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Paul goes on in the same chapter to warn the Church of another phenomenon:

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

The root cause for this stems from the very spirit of Anti-Christ. I discussed this matter in the following posts which i tsrongly recommend you read before moving forward: 

http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/02/21/the-spirit-of-antichrist-part-i/

http://bibleprophecyfortoday.com/2015/02/25/the-spirit-of-antichrist-part-ii/

Let’s go back and look at 2 Thessalonains Chapter 2:

2 Thessalonians 2:1-13— Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Notice the verse 13. In this verse we see thos saints who truly experienced a genuine salvation in Christ. This was accomplished through a sanctification by the Holy Spirit in faith and in truth. In other words, as the apostasy unfolds, those who turned away from the truth will sucuumb to the Spirt of AntiChrist, which replaces the Christ. This in itself the result of not receiving the truth so as to be saved.

I have said before that as the Holy Spirit is preparing the true Church for the return of the Lord, in like fashion, the spirit of lawlessness is paving the way for the man of Lawlessness to be revealed. 

The challenge for the Church is to remain in the tuth, to be sanctified by the truth, and to endure until the end.

Matthew 24:10-13—And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved