Persia Flexes Its Muscles

In the previous post, it was mentioned that as early as last week, Israeli General Israel Ziv reported in Jerusalem that Iranian general officers have taken command of the Syrian front within six miles of the north-east border of Israel, along with 10,000 “volunteers” from Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

This dangerous development may lead to a fast-spreading regional war in the Middle East. An Iranian attack against the Golan Heights would trigger Israeli defenses in depth in Syria. Iran could potentially bring more than 100,000 Basiji into the battle, as well as IRGC troops. If Israel is directly threatened, it may well resort to unconventional weapons, and even launch a counter-attack against Iran itself. In previous wars Israel has counter-attacked into Syria and Egypt.

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Now it is being reported that an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that Iran’s historic empire has been restored with Baghdad as the capital, according to Saudi owned regional Arabic daily Al-Arabiya.

Ali Younesi, an adviser to President Rouhani said that “Iran today has become an empire like it used to be throughout its history and its capital now is Baghdad and it is the center of our civilization, culture and identity, today as it was in the past.” This was a reference to the Persian Sassanid Empire that ruled before Islam was returning, which conquered Iraq and had Baghdad as a capital.

Younesi is not the first Iranian politician to boast of Iran’s renewed regional influence. Last september Ali Reza Zakani, a member of the Iranian parliament, boasted that Iran now rules four Arab capitals, Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sanaa. The above mentioned cities are in Iraq, Syria Lebanon and Yemen.

The Iranian president’s advisor’s comments came two days after the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal’s comments during a press conference with his US counterpart, John Kerry, during which he stressed that “Iran controls Iraq”, citing the example of the Tikrit Operation carried out by Iraqi forces, together with the Shiite militia and Iranian troops preceded Qassem Soleimani.

Observers say that Iraq is today occupied by Iran, and its military presence in Tikrit, limited only, as reports indicated that Iranian troops reached the Iraqi province of Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, under the guise to fight ISIS.

Could this possibly mean that Persia is declaring an empire while Saudi Arabia is concerned for its own safety and is seeking  to find a solution and sees the writing on the wall. 

If you look at the map below, notice the countries of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen:

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These countries are surrounding Saudi Arabia. Even West of the Red Sea you are finding a more fundamental Islam that many believe is in alliance with Iran.

The Middle East is one of the world’s continual hotbeds for conflict. In recent years Middle East conflicts have seriously impacted the Western world. The September 11, 2001, attack on the United States and subsequent disturbances in European capitals were spawned by tensions in the Middle East.

Nations today realize that a major Middle East war could easily escalate far beyond that region. As a result, many countries watch what is happening in the Middle East with serious concern. It seems only a matter of time before the next conflict breaks out.

The prophecies of the Bible predict the Middle East conflict will escalate, with the Middle East becoming a center of war and violence that will end with the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The prophet Zechariah speaks of this time just before the coming of the Messiah:

Zechariah 14:2—For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken

This will not be just another Middle East conflict. It will be a time of world conflict.  Jesus Christ predicted in the Olivet Discourse:

Matthew 24:21—For then there will be great tribulation [widespread war and suffering], such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be

This time of world war, invasion of the Middle East, and the fall of Jerusalem will precede Christ’s second coming.

Right now Iran is a fierce enemy of Israel and wants to wipe Israel off the map. Literally, a nuclear reactor sits in Bushehr, Iran and according to what was stated in Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech last week, quite possibly for the purpose of destroying Israel. Thus, Iran is Israel’s most dangerous enemy.  Iran is also the center of Sh’iite Islam which wants to conquer the world for their God. It is the center of belief in the Mahdi who the Shi’ite Muslims believe will lead Islam to conquer the world. Iran can be viewed as the number one enemy of the God of Israel. Shi’ite Islam led by Iran is about to violently collide with God’s End-Time prophetic plan as stated in the Bible.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech: 24 Hours Later……………..

Just a few days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the     U. S. Congress and lobbied powerfully against a possible nuclear agreement with Iran. Many are saying that Benjamin Netanyahu gave what just may be the defining speech of his career. 

So now the Iran negotiations head toward a March 31 deadline. As mentioned in the previous post, the speech was given on the eve of Purim, the Jewish holiday that celebrates Jewish victory over annihilation and genocide.

Hundreds of years before Christ, in the ancient empire of Persia, a fiendish plot was hatched. A palace officer named Haman decided to exterminate the Jews. We can read the account in the Bible’s book of Esther, and it makes us realize some things never change. Persia is modern Iran.

Queen Esther’s petition before the king foiled that plot, and as a result, Haman  was hung on the very gallows he built to murder Jews.

Just one day after Netanyahu gave this speech and as the Purim holiday was being observed, it is being reported that  Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was  hospitalized in critical condition. According to Arab media reports cited by Israel Hayom, Khamenei was urgently brought to a hospital in Tehran after several of his bodily systems had already failed.

The reports add that the 76-year-old supreme leader of the Islamic regime has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition. Recently it has been reported that he was suffering from prostate cancer which had spread to additional parts of his body, and due to his poor health condition he had largely ceased taking part in public events.

Khamenei has threatened Israel with destruction numerous times in the past literally calling for their annihilation. Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism, and as Netanyahu noted in his speech, has seized influence in Yemen through the Houthis, Lebanon through Hezbollah, Iraq by taking a lead role in the ISIS fight, and Syria.

As of today, Israeli General Israel Ziv reported in Jerusalem that Iranian general officers have taken command of the Syrian front within six miles of the north-east border of Israel, along with 10,000 “volunteers” from Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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This dangerous development may lead to a fast-spreading regional war in the Middle East. An Iranian attack against the Golan Heights would trigger Israeli defenses in depth in Syria. Iran could potentially bring more than 100,000 Basiji into the battle, as well as IRGC troops. If Israel is directly threatened, it may well resort to unconventional weapons, and even launch a counter-attack against Iran itself. In previous wars Israel has counter-attacked into Syria and Egypt.

While this is happening, Iran is seeking to find a successor to become the new supreme leader of Iran.

There are many candidates to succeed Khamenei at the top spot in the Islamic Republic. In the council there are 86 members that are chosen every eight years, and they choose the supreme leader. Needless to say a new leader will most likely be appointed no later then 2016.

Jeremiah 49:34-39—The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, 35 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might. 36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. 37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: 38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord. 39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.

Elam is an ancient geographical location mentioned in the Bible. Today its location would be mainly in Iran with a small section in Iraq. It bordered with the ancient Babylonian Empire. The actual location of Elam would be the very northern end of the Persian Gulf and down along with the west coast of Iran.

The context of Jeremiah 49 is judgment on nations that will be fulfilled during the Day of the LORD. The judgment against Elam was not fulfilled but will be in the future. The prophecy speaks of the people being driven off the land and scattered into all the world. This has never happened in recorded history. It also speaks of the God of Israel setting His throne in Elam. This has never happened. This is all future because this prophecy was never fulfilled. It appears that with Elam now the focus of world attention, As I mentioned in the previous post God is ready to fulfill it.

According to Obadiah 1:15, God judges nations in relation to what that nation does to Israel.

Obadiah 1:15-– For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

The judgment as recorded in Jeremiah 49 indicates that Elam was anotorious enemy of Israel. Elam was with the Assyrians and assisted the Babylons in their attacks on Jerusalem. Now, Israel is once again a nation and ancient Elam/Iran is again trying to destroy Israel and capture Jerusalem. Iran wants to destroy Israel.

israel iran wipeNow here’s where it it gets really interesting…….

A mainstream Muslim website recently declared that the Imam Mahdi will appear either this year (2015) or in 2016, and that Jesus will return in 2022.

DiscoveringIslam.org and the End Times Research Center believe the first phase of the End of Time will begin soon, and lead to the Day of Judgment in seven years.

The estimates were derived from “Numerical Analysis of the Quran, Hadith, Arabic Words, and Historical Events,” according to the organization’s website.

They claim that many signs have appeared and are continuing and increasing. 
The Mahdi is not explicitly referenced in the Koran, but appears in a compilation of teachings, known as Hadith. Some Muslims believe he will return to rule for seven years, and will eradicate all evil. Within the Shiite sect of Islam, which is predominate in Iran, it is prophesied that there is a coming 12th Imam who is the great spiritual savior. Let me mention again that the chief leaders in Iran are predominantly Shi’ite Muslims.

The Hidden Imam, as he is also known by his followers, will only return after a period of cosmic chaos, war and bloodshed – what Christians call the Apocalypse and then lead the world into an era of universal peace.

I want to emphasize again that we must pray for our nation and our leaders in this pivotal moment in time and we must also pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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

Psalm 122:6—Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

I do want to clearly emphasize that by no means am I attempting to be a date-setter of any sort. Needless to say in regards to this information and much of what is transpiring in the Middle East and Israel at a breakneck speed, things are about to get very , very interesting folks!

 

Benjamin Netanyahu Congressional Address & Bible Prophecy

As we “march,” into a new month in 2015, a historical event, I believe is about to unfold. In just a few hours,  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to warn Congressional leaders and their America constituents about the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program. This speech will rank as one of the most necessary and important speeches in Israel’s history.

It will address a problem that is far greater than the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and the first Jewish Temple in 586 BC. It will even be bigger than the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and the second Jewish Temple in 70 AD. Why?

purimBecause, Iran is about to possess a nuclear weapon (there are some alleged reports claiming that it already has nuclear weapons), and the nation’s rogue Islamic regime is committed to the destruction of Israel. TheBiblical fast described in the Book of Esther was observed by Queen Esther, her relative Mordechai, Esther’s handmaidens and all Israel. On that very day, the enemies of the Jews had planned to subjugate and destroy them. The opposite, however, occurred and the Jews ruled over their enemies.

This speech will be given on the eve of Purim, the Jewish holiday that celebrates Jewish victory over annihilation and genocide.

Hundreds of years before Christ, in the ancient empire of Persia, a fiendish plot was hatched. A palace officer named Haman decided to exterminate the Jews. We can read the account in the Bible’s book of Esther, and it makes us realize some things never change. Persia is modern Iran.

Queen Esther’s petition before the king foiled that plot, and this flipped the script, if you will and thus on Haman was the ultimate punishment: he was hung on the very gallows he built to murder Jews.

For Bible prophecy students, the whole affair is of dire concern, because never before have nuclear weapons posed a threat to the state of Israel. Indeed, the Jewish state has never admitted to having nuclear weapons, and has “enjoyed” a nuclear-free Middle East….. That was until now.

In the book of Esther, the Jew’s ancient enemy in the Persian empire was named Haman. Historically, in the previous generation, we have seen Hitler, and now– Hamas, Hezbollah and a new Haman spirit arising in Iran. In fact, according to the Jewish sages, in every generation Israel’s ancient enemy Amalek arises to try to destroy them through anti-Semitism. Fast forwarding millennia to 2015, the Persians (Iranians) dangerously are on the verge of a nuclear threshold.

Jeremiah 49:34-39—The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, 35 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might. 36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. 37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: 38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord. 39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.

Elam is an ancient geographical location mentioned in the Bible. Today its location would be mainly in Iran with a small section in Iraq. It bordered with the ancient Babylonian Empire. The actual location of Elam would be the very northern end of the Persian Gulf and down along with the west coast of Iran.

The context of Jeremiah 49 is judgment on nations that will be fulfilled during the Day of the LORD. The judgment against Elam was not fulfilled but will be in the future. The prophecy speaks of the people being driven off the land and scattered into all the world. This has never happened in recorded history. It also speaks of the God of Israel setting His throne in Elam. This has never happened. This is all future because this prophecy was never fulfilled. It appears that with Elam now the focus of world attention, God is getting ready to fulfill it.

According to Obadiah 1:15, God judges nations in relation to what that nation does to Israel. The judgment as recorded in Jeremiah 49 indicates that Elam was anotorious enemy of Israel. Elam was with the Assyrians and assisted the Babylons in their attacks on Jerusalem. Now, Israel is once again a nation and ancient Elam/Iran is again trying to destroy Israel and capture Jerusalem. Iran wants to destroy Israel. 

A very important point to consider is that at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, commencing with the Day of the LORD, Jesus is returning with the Church to rescue Israel. From the beginning of time Satan has always tried to eliminate and thwart God’s promises of a coming Messiah. Cain slew Abel; Pharaoh wanted every Hebrew boy to be drowned in the Nile River. Haman wanted all Jews destroyed. Herod wanted all Hebrew males killed.Hitler wanted all Jews removed from the face of the earth. Understand that now Satan knows that if there are no Jews, there will be no Second Coming. Now you can see what really is happening behind the scenes spiritually speaking. Look at this map AGAIN and you will see the picture more clearly:

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It is has been reported for quite some time now that a nuclear reactor sits in Elam for the purpose of destroying Israel. Elam is Israel’s most dangerous enemy.
Elam/Iran is also the center of Shiite Islam which wants to conquer the world for Allah. It is the center of belief in the Mahdi who the Shiite Muslims believe will lead Islam to conquer the world. Elam can be viewed as the number one enemy of the God of Israel. It is the threat that this nation poses not only to Israel but to the entire world and that is what Benjamin Netanyahu will address to the he U. S. Congress this morning. I am only speculating here but is possible that PM Netanyahu may inform Congress and the American people of the many reasons Israel must strike (a nuclear Iran), without specifically saying that Israel is going to strike Iran’s nuclear program.

So when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on in just a few hours, he will likely make reference to Purim, that holiday that tomorrow will commemorate the Jews’ salvation from the hands of Haman and the Persians thousands of years ago.

Then the Persians, through Haman wanted to destroy the Jews; today the fundamental Shi’ite sect of Islam in Persia want to destroy the state of the Jews. 

We must pray for our nation and our leaders in this pivotal moment in time and we must also pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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

Psalm 122:6—Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

dis·clo·sure (Part III)

As we bring this series to a close, although much more can be said about this topic, I invite the reader to take into account the following Scripture:

Acts 17:11–These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

I am aware of the fact that this is a very controversial topic and I invite you to prayerfully search the Scriptures thoroughly to come to your own conclusions. Regardless, this topic will only gain more momentum as the days draw nearer to the return of the LORD.

During the Great tribulation demonic forces will no longer be restrained by that which was previously holding them back.

I am of the utmost conviction that since the 1970’s, that certain Biblical passages that allude to the anti-Christ, the false prophet using astral phenomenon and some of Biblical apocalyptic literature (i.e. calling fire down from heaven Revelation 13:13 and the principalities and powers of the air as mentioned in Ephesians 6) that involve the seduction of the nation through deception may be directly related to extra-terrestrial phenomenon.

Revelation 13:11-13—And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

fire_from_heaven-780x610Ephesians 6:10-12-–Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Actually within the last generation alone, Hollywood has generated over 300 films pertaining to aliens.

Much of what is written in the Book of Revelation can be deemed as purely symbolic. Yet with the tremendous advancements in science and technology we can possibly view some of these seem passages as literal. Ten years from now (if not sooner) we may no longer be able to say that some of the described creatures in the book are just symbolic. This may become very possible through genetically manufacturing.

If you study history, the Enlightenment was a European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th century emphasizing reason and individualism rather then tradition. It was heavily influenced by the 17th century philosophers such as Descartes, Locke, and Newton, and its prominent exponents include Kant, Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau and Adam Smith.

With the enlightenment something happened. In the ancient world, superstition and science were the same. Studying_astronomy_and_geometryAstrology and astronomy were the same. With the enlightenment astrology went one way and astronomy went the other way. Prior to this science and the occult were the same. You had alchemy which included both chemistry and magic which were the same. With the enlightenment chemistry and physics went one way and magic/occult went the other way. Pharmacology and medicine went one way and folk medicine went the other way.

In the last two decades and especially in the last 5 years we are seeing a revival/ reunion between science and the occult particularly with holistic medicine, particularly particle physics, particularly computer science. Not having just a scientific basis, but also having an occult basis.

The full volume of scientific knowledge more then doubles every five years. But it’s growing exponentially. Pretty soon it will be doubling every six to eight months.

Daniel 12:4But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seals the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased

Something is going to happen and it will once again begin to look JUST like the days of Noah.

There may be demonic incarnation on the earth. There may be an infestation of demonoids. I know it sounds bizarre and crazy but it very well possible this may be the case.

When you research what the findings of those who seriously investigate psychic phenomenon and UFO’s, so many of them speak of how the aliens allegedly have a vented interest in the reproductive organs of the abductees. It has been recorded that 1 percent of the U.S. population alone has experienced alien abduction: That’s roughly 3 million people.

These things have ancient roots. But we are reaching a point where it will be scientifically, technologically recapitulated or in other words…..STRANGE FLESH.

We are are coming to an age where technology may no longer serve humans, rather humans may serve technology. Ultimately, this may point to the image of the beast and the mark of the beast.

I haven’t even mentioned the issue of cloning. When you engineer a synthetic human being do they have a spirit? Where will the spirit come from?

These things are increasingly on the horizon. People don’t even have a clue. But how can people have a clue when most Christians don’t even have a clue? Bible Prophecy is taught and understood by a minority of Christians here in the U.S. It becomes easy to understand how there will be a remnant. Just like it was in the days of Lot and just like it was in the days of Noah.

Today, they are mocking prophecy, they are denying the rapture of the Church. They are questioning the very doctrine of the Rapture in the Bible in the very body of Christ. Some are saying that the rapture of Elijah was a punishment given by God on Elijah. Others are teaching that the rapture is a fantasy and a myth. Some say it is a lie of the devil.

People are being warned: Jesus is coming soon. Look at the events in the Middle East. “

The response: “Awww, you’re cuckoo for cocoa puffs!” That’s not what our church wants to believe. The rapture has been even mocked and parodied in recent Hollywood films.

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2 Peter 2:1-13— This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

What about what Jesus said. What about what the Word of God says. It becomes a joke. “Beam me up Scotty!” The Bible speaks clearly about the Rapture, about the rescue of the remnant.

But now it’s not just the unsaved people who are mocking, but it is also those who appear to be Christians….In the days of Lot note the righteous were a few. Peter even mentioned in the New Testament that the elect righteous will be few.

Ultimately, it is God’s compassion and faithfulness that secures our departure from this world prior to its judgment.

 

dis·clo·sure (Part II)

In the previous post it was mentioned that a a top-level US government official was hinting at the disclosure of secret UFO files. The following list consists of countries that have partially or fully disclosed UFO/Alien information, countries that are in litigation to disclose all or specific files and countries that have released significant aspects of UFO and alien encounters:

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay. Folks, this not a small list by any stretch of the imagination!

It is interesting to note in passing that Vatican City has their own interpretation of this phenomenon and that the Vatican supports the belief that there are other life forms existing outside of our planet.  Nonetheless, let us continue to examine the possibility of extra-terrestrial phenomenon from a Biblical perspective:

As we discuss the concept of strange flesh, according to the Bible in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah it was homosexuality. In the story of Noah it is copulation with demonic beings.

Many of the early writings by the church fathers about the origin of the Nephilim are in error.

It was the original Jewish understanding as recorded in the Apocrypha that is correct.

Fallen angels came down in the days of Jared, to Mt. Hermon or Har Harmon; This was the same place as the Mount of Transfiguration. Interesting to note that where Jesus went up is where they came down.
It was here that the glorified body of Jesus was witnessed by Peter communing with Moses and Elijah.jesus_moses_elijah

Matthew 17:1-3—-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.

Mark 9:2-8 — 2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. 3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. 4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. 7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.

Jesus was fully human and fully divine. He was 100% human and 100% divine. Not 50% human and 50% divine. Satan tried to replicate this but the offspring of the fallen angels copulating with the daughters of men was 50% human and 50% divine.

There were heresies in the early Church stating that Jesus was part human and part divine. This was a pagan concept that the Greeks had about Hercules: His father was Zeus and his mother was human. If you think about Greek mythology you see Genesis 6 repackaged!

It says in the Book of Genesis that when God made the various species and humans, He did it according to their own “m’in”. In Hebrew this means kind. In the Greek we get the word “genus.” So each of the species and humans were created after their own kind. Of course the crown of His creation was humans or homo-sapiens.

We are Imageo-Deo as beings. We have been created in God’s own image and likeness.

The reason we have a body, a soul, and a spirit is because God does.

Jesus, who was pre-existent as God became human form, thus a body:

John 1:1–In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14—14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

We are theo-promorphic beings. We are made in God’s image and likeness.

The Greeks did not have a theo-promorphic man. They had an anthro-pomorphic god. They made god or gods in their own image and likeness. Fallen man will always create a fallen god. They will ascribe to god by their own means, by their own design, or by their own fantasies.

When God created man He said:

Genesis 1:26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.

Deuteronomy 6:5-4-5Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might

God is a plural one-ness.

The same word connotating a “plural” one-ness is used in Genesis 2:24:

Genesis 2: 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

So if we are made in His image in likeness than what you have is this: certain aspects of the divine nature of God are imparted to males and certain aspects of the divine nature of God are imparted to females.

The Hebrew idiom for consummating a marriage is Nich nash’bach.

One person goes inside another person and a third is created; it becomes one-in-three, three-in-one.  Why is it like that? BECAUSE IT REFLECTS THE TRIUNITY OF OUR CREATOR.

Just like we have a body, a soul and a spirit, likewise marital procreation reflects the triune Godhead.

God’s first command given to man was to multiply and replenish the earth.

Genesis 1:28—And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

When you have strange flesh this cannot be done.

What happened in the days of Jared was something else. Remember Jesus said that it was going to be JUST like Hermon days of Noah.

Genesis 6:1-8And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. (notice that something happened to all of creation that grieved God immensely)  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

The Nephilim which comes from the Hebrew word “Nephal”- “the ones who fall from the sky.

This is not Science Fiction. There were things that were talked about and even portrayed in Hollywood movies that seemed unimaginable a generation ago that today that are now happening in real life. For example, we already have chimeras: a single organism composed of genetically distinct cells. Laboratories are conducting experiments involving genetically splicing and combining two species that are 50/50. Behind closed doors scientists and corporations may have breached genetic codes that separate the individuality of an animal and plant species on earth.

Deuteronomy 22:9— Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with diverse seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.

This idea of mixing seed is not a polemic against bio-genetic engineering. It is simply to say anything fallen man can use for evil, fallen man will use for evil.

It has been documented case-after-case of what may be deemed as occultic or paranormal astral phenomenon occurrences.

I know for a surety that as we draw closer to the return of the Lord, the thin veil that separates the spiritual from the natural is diminishing. I also believe that after the Rapture of the faithful Church, what will occur on this earth will be so demonic, satanic and diabolical.

I have mentioned before that during the tribulation period when anti-Christ comes to power, three things are going to happen:

1) The Holy Spirit will no longer restrain/convict men of sin. 

 2) The faithful Church will be removed.

 3) The Anti-Christ will change the laws and ultimately ALL government    control will be given into his hands. (for a times, times and half of times); 3.5 years.

During the Great tribulation these three things will happen. Demonic forces will no longer be restrained by that which was previously holding them back. As we race towards the prophetic fulfillment of the above mentioned facts, I mention this in passing: In 1947 began the battle for Jerusalem when it was officially recognized as a city and the same year in the United States we had the Roswell UFO incident. Is it possible that since then the conditioning of the masses within one generation alone had begun to prepare this world for contact with life from other planets? Ultimately, this world may be inching one step closer to the day when full disclosure of the so-called extraterrestrial presence really happens.

We see movies like Prometheus and recently released Jupiter Ascending in which it is mentioned that perhaps the planet earth was being seeded here by extra terrestrials. In the field of science today we have have Richard Dawkins and others who promote the panspermia paradigm, because the theory of evolution won’t allow for creation by a Holy God.  It is being reported that in England more people believe in life on other planets than in God  Just recently, a program aired on the British Broadcasting Corporation in which a discussion was held as to whether or not major religious figures like Jesus Christ and the Buddha were from other planets.disclosure In a religion-focused series titled “The Big Questions”, host Nicky Campbell oversaw a discussion asking the query, “Have beings from other planets guided our religions?” 

Luke 21:25-28And 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. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

If you seriously examine the warning Jesus gives us and then look at what is manifesting, what else could he possibly be talking about? The powers of heaven shaken? Men fainting from fear?

Something is coming which is unprecedented and in my opinion this just may be the Strong Delusion that the Bible warns us of. (To be continued….)

dis·clo·sure (Part I)

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dis·clo·sure             (disˈklōZHər)

noun
the action of making new or secret information known.
synonyms: revelation, declaration, announcement, news, report; More
a fact, especially a secret, that is made known.

As part of the Month of February 2015 Prophecy Update I believe now is the time to examine a burgeoning issue that has been a controversial topic in many a conversation and it just may become a reality in the very near future.

I believe that 2015 is going to be a very pivotal year with an acceleration of what I would call prophetic events that will bring us closer to the fulfillment of many Bible prophecies that may lead us to the end of the Church Age and triggering what the Bible refers to as the Tribulation period, (which is the last seven years prior to the very return of the LORD to set up His Millennial Kingdom.) Needless to say, I have heard it said that we are to live our lives as if Jesus may return at any given moment, but we almost must be wise stewards and plan as if He may not. This statement shouldn’t be taken out of context, but I hope the reader “…catches my drift,” if you will.

Much has already transpired this year with an increase in seismic and volcanic activities, the economies of many nations teetering on the brink of a collapse and obviously the current crISIS in the Middle East. A possible “Cold War” has been reignited between Russia and the U. S., and wars and rumors of wars are ever prevalent in the mainstream media. The situation in Ukraine beckons our prayers and is one of global concern. As the world seems to be caught up in all of this I believe there is one MAJOR event that will truly take the world by surprise and I want to for the next few articles, take a look at the extraterrestrial phenomenon from a Biblical perspective.

It was just recently reported that outgoing Obama adviser John Podesta, who is a former White House Chief of Staff mentioned his lone regret about the past year: not telling Americans the truth about UFOsHe was the fourth and final White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton, from 1998 until 2001. He is a very intelligent and highly educated individual. My question is what is the truth about UFO’s? But ultimately, what does the Bible say about UFO’s?

I 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.


The Bible states that there are earthly bodies but also heavenly bodies and I mentioned in a previous post that there is a natural realm and a spiritual realm. And as we get closer to the end of the age the veil separating the two is beginning to diminish.

Luke 17:26 -37And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Notice when speaking eschatological, or in reference to the end times, Jesus Christ is putting the epic of Noah together with the epic of Lot and what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah. As you read these passages you find that Jesus was referring to these two events to describe what it is going to be like before He returns in the Olivet Discourse.

noahHe mentions that it will be JUST as in the days of Noah, not like the days of Noah. 

Matthew 24:37-42—-But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

In the days of Noah there were also the Nephilim, angelic beings who came down to earth and procreated with human women. This has been a very controversial subject even in theological circles as it has been heavily debated that the sons of God as mentioned in Genesis chapter 6 were actually descendants from the line of Seth as opposed to actual angelic beings.

Genesis 6:1-5—And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

We see this also mentioned in Jude:6-7

Jude 6-7 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Notice here Jude does the same thing. He links the story of Noah with the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Notice he puts it together in an eschatological framework.

2 Peter 2: 4-9 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.

Notice Jesus, Peter and Jude link the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and the story of Noah, juxtaposing them and using it as a foreshadowing of what is to happen near the end of this world or age.

Now let’s examine the possible link between these stories.

In both cases it was the “last straw”; God had put up with a lot of immorality, a lot of sin, a lot of idolatry, a lot of crime, a lot of everything, really. However, it reached up to a certain point in both cases. It is the same today:

Ecclesiastes 1:9—The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 3:15—That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

It also bears mentioning that in both instances only a remnant was saved.

Peter tells us that Noah preached for many years and people mocked him. In the last days this vey same scenario will emerge. People will laugh and mock the way of salvation. You already see it in the media. They make fun of it. Additionally, there was a remnant saved in both cases. But God was forbearing that when judgment finally came, there was no excuse.

Peter talks about one aspect: that is how unsaved people are going to be.

Jesus talks about another aspect:He warns what Christians are going to be like, they will be eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage. They will be caught in temporal things. Things that are not wrong, but rather are even right, but they become obsessed with it.

Less and less emphasis on Bible prophecy and the “Return of the Lord”; more emphasis on temporal things. We are not on earth to just enjoy our lives only. Thank God for that. God has given us this earth to enjoy and has indeed been faithful in blessing us. There are several Scriptural promises in the Bible mentioning God’s will and desire to bless and prosper his children.

However, we are also here to prepare the way for the return of the Lord. We will inherit the earth for one thousand years after the return of Christ and then move into eternity. But when temporal things become a priority, this becomes distorted.

Peter warned what unsaved people will be like and Jesus Christ warned what many Christians will be like.
But now let’s look at the third and final connection between the story of Lot and the story of Noah and this is the issue of strange fleshnibiru and I believe the very reason for an upcoming disclosure event. (To be continued…..)

Is There Anybody Out There?

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Dark matter accounts for more than 80 percent of the universe’s mass. Some say it accounts for 95 percent of the universe’s mass. We know what makes up 5 percent of the universe, which is represented by structures we can see, like the galaxies and planets and stars.

In 2010, in a tunnel underneath the Swiss-French border, 20 billion proton particles were literally “smashed” into one other at nearly the speed of light. The machine that made those collisions happen is known as the “Large Hadron Collider” or LHC.

The LHC is held in a 17-mile tunnel 300 feet under the border between Switzerland and France near Geneva. At full power, trillions of subatomic particles also referred to as protons race around the LHC ring well over 11,000 times a second. As mentioned earlier the protons zip through the tunnel at nearly the speed of light.

When the proton beams collide they generate temperatures more than 100,000 times hotter than the sun. So to keep the ring from burning up, liquid helium chills it to a cool minus 456 degrees Fahrenheit.

The LHC is run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN. More than 10,000 scientists, engineers and technicians from 80 countries, including the United States, are involved in the experiment(s).

By smashing these particles, scientists had hoped to go back in time to what the world was like a billionth of a second after the universe was created.

One major part of this experiment included the search for the Higgs Boson, a theoretical particle that scientists believe is critical to understanding how the universe functions. The Higgs has also been called the ‘God Particle’.

We know that in the Book of Genesis it states:

Genesis 1:1-2—In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Many years ago when I first read Genesis 1:1-2, I thought that when God created the Heaven and the earth He simply created a handful of unformed and empty mass, and then proceeded to give it form and order in Days 1-6 as mentioned in Genesis 1:3-31. It is true the Earth we know today was formed in the “6 Days of Creation”, but is this the entire history of the origin of our world?The-Gap-Theory

The “Gap Theory”, suggests the angels were created “in the beginning” (Genesis 1:1), rather than during or after the creation week, and that Satan and his angelic (demonic) followers fell prior to Genesis 1:2. Thus, verse 2 can be read as:

…But the earth became (or “had become”) without form, and void”. 

In Genesis 1:2 the word ‘deep‘ is “tehome” and means a gigantic mass of ‘raging waters.’  Some Bible experts claim that this is not the flood of Noah which came in Genesis Chapter 7. Where did all this water come from? The word ‘heavens’ in Genesis 1:1 means ‘uplifted waters.’ Was it this water that Satan and his now fallen angels used when they fell to destroy this universe in Genesis 1:1 as well as this earth.

NASA has proven conclusively that Mars, for example, was at one time flooded to some degree with water all over its surface. The same for the moon. Water flowed on the moon in the distant past. All that water eventually evaporated, but the universe shows signs of a great catastrophe. As far as one can go into the universe there is evidence of water even as ice on the moons of Saturn! But let’s get back to the LHC and dark matter….

Also if you read Colossians 1:16 it states:

Colossians 1:16—For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

The Bible says that: the invisible of GOD, turns to visible form His Word in the Creation”…so could it be that when God said, “Let there be light..,” then immediately what scientists aptly refer to as the Higgs boson, or the “God Particle” was created and nuclear fusion took place?

In an atomic explosion matter is turned into radiation. Fission is the breakdown of one material to make another, different material. In the process a great deal of heat and light is also released as a byproduct of that breakdown. Our universe is made of space-time, but that universe exists inside of what one might called the “physical realm”. The physical realm is separate from the other realm known as the “spiritual realm”. The spiritual realm is where God exists as well as the angels, and everything else that is spiritual/supernatural. And it is from this spiritual realm that He reached out and created a new realm, the physical realm.

While parts of the scientific community are wanting to find the “God particle,” others are concerned about the possibility of either creating a tear in the very fabric of space-time or a black hole that could harm the planet. In the past, these experiments were conducted with only a small fraction of the power the collider can generate.

Hallon ColliderFast forward from 2010 to 2015 and another attempt to use this colossal machinery is slated to begin this year as the LHC is set for running at almost double the energy of the LHC’s first run. This machine will be fired up to generate a magnetic field that is 100,000 times more powerful than Earth’s! Is it possible that the Large Hadron Collider could open a doorway to an extra dimension and out of this door might something wicked this way comesWill people come face-to-face with this dark matter?? 

Scientists want to find out why we are here? What happened in the very beginning? How is it possible that life exists in this universe? They now believe that they finally have the chance to study that in the laboratory by just recreating the conditions as they were at that time. Is this work being conducted at the LHC all about the search for the truth of the universe?

I have always perceived that as we draw closer to the return of the LORD, the veil that separates the spiritual from the natural is rapidly eroding. Perhaps soon people will know if indeed…. is there anybody out there?? Will the results ultimately lead to convincing the masses to believe in Panspermia? 2 Thessalonians 2:11 anyone???

The Fullness of the Gentiles…..How Close Are We? (Part 2)

time-clockAfter the age of the Church, God refocuses His attention on Israel as a nation after the Rapture of the Church.

For what it’s worth,the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) has moved the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to disaster or midnight. It now stands at three minutes before midnight.

The BAS was created in 1945 by the scientists who had participated in the Manhattan Project, developing the atomic bomb. These scientists ultimately  devised the Doomsday Clock in 1947, after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in Japan. This was done to alert the public to the dangers of nuclear proliferation. Midnight represents a global catastrophe.

Since the clock’s creation, it’s been adjusted 18 times — sometimes farther from midnight to reflect improvement. However as of last week, it moved two minutes closer to midnight.

Zechariah 12:2-3—- 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.

Truly, Israel and her capital, Jerusalem, are the keys to knowing how close the world is to the advent of Antichrist and the beginning of the last seven years in history known as the Tribulation period. A time is approaching, and I believe very soon, when God will return His strategy for salvation back to the nation of Israel.

Jeremiah 30:7—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.

While the LORD will come as a thief in the night at the commencement of the Rapture, there is no rapture for unbelieving Israel who will face the darkest hour of history as did their father Jacob. This seven year period is known as the time of Jacob’s trouble. Some Bible prophecy scholars also refer to this period as the Seventieth Week of Daniel. If Syria and/or Iran attack Israel and if the Syrians are defeated so completely that the government falls, you may know of a certain that Antichrist is about to make his appearance. In the very deception he perpetuates, the Antichrist will attempt to counterfeit the Millennial Reign of Christ and enforce a 7 year peace treaty with Israel. At the midpoint of this treaty (after 3 1/2 years) he will break his treaty, after which things will become increasingly desperate and downright diabolically fatal for Israel. Whereas 1/3 of Jewry were annihilated by the Nazis in the Diaspora during World War II, according to Zechariah 13 2/3 will be destroyed by the forces of Anti-Christ in Israel itself.

Zechariah 13:8-8—And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.

What we must also understand is as the Age of Grace comes to an end, the LORD will begin to make war with the nations (especially the ones who come after Israel) and He will be dealing directly and personally with Israel at a time the Gentile Church is no longer a factor in the equation.

Yet another mystery that is linked to the fullness of the times of the Gentiles as well as the beginning of the tribulation period can be found in I Thessalonians Chapter 4. Being that there were no chapter breaks it is crucial to read on thru Chapter 5. See for yourself:

I Thessalonians 4:13-18—But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words………………here comes the next chapter and the first 9 verses:

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 a 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,

The Rapture of the Church will mark the unleashing of two things occurring in parallel affect with each other, one ultimately being the wrath of God and the other being this period of trouble from which Israel shall be saved despite the fact that according to Zechariah 13:8-9, 2/3 will face extinction. This is a very difficult topic to write about yet as Christians we must always pray for the peace of Jerusalem. God tells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem in

Psalm 122:6-9: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. 

Jerusalem will be the scene of Christ’s return:

Zechariah 14:4–Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 

Later in the same chapter is described what appears to sound like a Nuclear catastrophe gone wrong:

And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor. 14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance. 15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

Earlier in this post I had mentioned that the purpose of the Doomsday Clock which is now three minutes away from midnight was to alert the public to the dangers of nuclear proliferation and that midnight represents a global catastrophe. Again our source should not be the Doomsday Clock but of course the Bible itself.

As you know, Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to visit the U.S. in March of 2015 and address the Congress. This has not settled well with the current administration in the White House. There have been recent rumblings of a possible military escalation in Israel’s Northern front. ISIS or ISIL also has bases in Syria and rumor has it that they may be looking to enter Israel soon. It is very, very possible that the Israeli military may be planning and preparing for a very near-term and literal combined fulfillment of the following verses:

Isaiah 17—The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria….

Psalm 83—Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.richardson120803d 9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: 10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth. 11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: 12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. 13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. 14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; 15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. 16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord. 17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: 18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.

The modern nations included in Psalm 83 are Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the Psalm also points to the limited regions of northern Iraq, southeastern Turkey and the northern border of Syria.

Jeremiah 49
(THE ENTIRE CHAPTER IS WORTH A READ!)

Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the Lord; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities? 2 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the Lord. 3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together. 4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me? 5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord God of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth. 6 And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the Lord. 7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the Lord of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished? 8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him. 9 If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough. 10 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not. 11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me. 12 For thus saith the Lord; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it. 13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the Lord, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. 14 I have heard a rumour from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle. 15 For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men. 16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord. 17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. 18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the Lord, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it. 19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? 20 Therefore hear the counsel of the Lord, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them. 21 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea. 22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. 23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. 24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. 25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy! 26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord of hosts. 27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad. 28 Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the Lord; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. 29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side. 30 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the Lord; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you. 31 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the Lord, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone. 32 And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the Lord. 33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it. 34 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, 35 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might. 36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. 37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: 38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord. 39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.

ouvdatoiran copyAgain keep in mind that Asher is ancient Assyria/modern Iraq, Elam is modern Iran, Dedan is Saudi Arabia and Ammon/Moab/Edom represent Jordan.  Elam is an ancient geographical location mentioned in the Bible. Today its location would be mainly in Iran with a small section in Iraq. It bordered with the ancient Babylonian Empire. The actual location of Elam would be the very northern end of the Persian Gulf and down along with the west coast of Iran. Today one of main sections of ancient Elam would include Busher Province with the capital city of Bushehr.

Bushehr is very important today because it is the location of Iran’s nuclear facility and has the attention of the world. Thus, the physical location of ancient Elam is crucial today. Ithas been allegedly reported that Iran would use this plant to help build nuclear weapons to destroy Israel and threaten other nations. Israel has stated that it will not allow Iran to become a nuclear power and Benjamin Netanyahu will address the U. S. Congress about the dangers of Iran becoming a Nuclear power in a few months.

I want to close with this notion. Without writing a detailed post on the Blood Red Moons, and although by no means am I in anyway whatsoever attempting to be a date-setter, it may be of interest to observe the following dates in light of the remaining Blood Moons for the year 2015:

2014-2015-red-moon-rapture-chartApril 2015 as well as September 2015.

 

 

We shall see if the the fullness of the Gentiles is indeed coming to a close very soon…….MARANATHA!

The Fullness of the Gentiles…….How Close are We? (Part I)

olivetree-252x300Romans 11:25—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.

In this chapter of the Bible, the Apostle Paul explains that the origins of the Christian faith, or the “root,” are the patriarchal promises for Israel and the Jews. As read in context this term speaks of the ethnic consistency of the Church viewed eschatologically. This chapter would be better understood studied within the greater context of Romans Chapters 9, 10 & 11, which from the perspectives of both covenant and prophecy reveals the relationship between national Israel and the Church.

One of the central themes of Romans 11 is that, when the Jewish people as a nation rejected Christ, they were temporarily cut off from the blessings of a relationship with God. As a result, the gospel was given to the Gentiles who accepted it.Bear in mined that this has been happening or well over 2,000 years and counting.

Furthermore, this partial hardening of heart for Israel doesn’t preclude individual Jews from being saved, but it prevents the nation from accepting Christ as Messiah until His plans are finished.

Zechariah 9:9— Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

One of the many signs of the advent of the Messiah was this prophecy uttered by the prophet Zechariah in which the Messiah was going to arrive in Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Jesus fulfilled this as mentioned in Luke 19:

Luke 19:29-44—And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye  shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. 31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. 32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. 33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him. 35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. 36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. 37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. 40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. 41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, 44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Many Bible scholars contend that this was the very day the Archangel Gabriel revealed to the prophet Daniel regarding the coming of the Messiah. This can be found in Daniel Chapter 9.

However, in regards to this article, when the time is right, God will restore the entire nation, and they will come to faith in Him once again. Apart from this understanding it becomes difficult to understand the Rapture of the Church. (I will be soon be writing about the Rapture of the Church in upcoming posts.)

The Age of Church began on the Day of Pentecost and will culminate at the Rapture of the Church. When this takes place, the Holy Spirit will cease to function in His role as the Restrainer, convicting the world of sin, righteousness and judgment.

In preparing for the return of Jesus Christ, there are three specific mysteries which must be unveiled to fully comprehend the future events culminating in the end of the age:

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1. The mystery of sin or lawlessness:

2 Thessalonins 2:7—For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

2. The mystery of Israel and the Church:

Romans 11:25–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.

3. The mystery of the Rapture of the Church:

1 Corinthians 15:51—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.

Again, to the faithful believers it is appointed to know and understand the mysteries. We as believers already are familiar with the following “unveiled” mysteries:

1. The mystery of the Gospel:

Ephesians 6:19-20—And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

2. The mystery of Jesus Christ:

Ephesians 3:1-6—For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel

3. The mystery of faith itself:

1 Timothy 3:9—Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

There are other mysteries also mentioned in the Bible which I invite you to study. It is important to mention that through the Word of God, the new nature and the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the believer becomes cognizant of God’s mysteries.

So how close we are to the rapture of the church? Certainly, I believe we are deep into the season of the rapture of the church. What does that mean? It means the Lord could come back at anytime. Nothing needs to be fulfilled for the rapture to take place. When Israel became a nation back in 1948 that set the stage for what may very likely be the final generation.

In regards to the mystery of the Israel and the Church, Paul urges us to NOT to be ignorant of this mystery….(To be continued….)

Middle East Prophecy Update: January 2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Adbul Aziz, 90,  died early Friday, and was succeeded by his brother, Crown Prince Salman, 79, according to state television. That put the region’s most important Sunni power in the hands of Crown Prince Salman to run this country of 28 million people at a critical moment in a region mired in crisis.

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Most recently Salman served as defense minister, but he is better known in the kingdom as the governor of Riyadh province, a position he held for 4 decades. He is one of the forty five sons of the kingdom’s founder, Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, and the sixth son to inherit the throne following the deaths of his predecessors.

His brother Crown Prince Moqrin, next in the line, is ten years younger.

What are the prophetic implications of this? What I am about to say is not what will happen but what may happen next:

I mentioned in the previous post that Sunni Saudi Arabia now has Shi’a enemy states on two sides, plus a Shi’a fifth column within its own borders. At the same time it has to fend of Islamic State attacks on its Iraqi border. Could it be that the death of the most recent King may trigger internal strife throughout Saudi Arabia.It is allegedly being prorated that the Desert Kingdom is rife with struggles from within and armed threat from without. Furthermore, How long will Salman last? Will his tenure and his passing be quick and efficient or will it last longer? Will it be a successful regime or will it be marked by indecision and chaos? The possible shortness of Salman’s leadership could mean that Saudi Arabia’s enemies may strike quickly and decisively.

It is also being reported that Shi’ite Iran continues to encircle Saudi Arabia by controlling Shi’ite Iraq to the north and Shi’ite militants in Yemen to the south. That being said, it is probable that very soon Iran may coordinate a rebellion in the Shiite-majority Eastern Province where 90% of the country’s oil is located. Just south of Saudi Arabia is Yemen. It has been reported that Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned less then 48 hours ago, just days after Houthi rebels battled their way into his presidential palace, plunging the unstable Arab country deeper into chaos.

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The Houthi rebels are Shi’ite Muslims and are completely supported by Iran.

Ultimately, the next step would for an Arab coalition to be formed and Syria to be invaded, and after this would be for Jerusalem to be captured by the Iranian-led forces. According to Shiite Islamic Eschatalogy at this point, the Mahdi is to reappear. Many Shiite Muslims believe that the rise of Imam Mahdi is imminent.

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been cited by various news sources as not only believing in the eventual return of the Mahdi, but that the return is very near and that it is the responsibility of the Iranian government to prepare the country for his return.

middle-east-ground-zero-bible-prophecy.jpg.crop_displayAlthough Shiites and Sunnis often battle against each other, as is currently the case in Iraq, a common denominator is the destruction of Israel, which is a critical part of Islam taking control in the world and thus ushering in the Mahdi. It is important to note that Iran and Israel are only several hundreds of miles apart, so it is very likely that Iran may attack Israel as soon as it is militarily advantageous to do so.

Many Shiite Muslims see the Mahdi as a savior who will lead a global revolution and establish a worldwide Islamic empire. The Mahdi will rule the earth as the final Caliph of Islam. In their traditional writings (Hadith) it is stated that armies carrying black flags will come from Khurasan (Iran and Afghanistan), no power will be able to stop them, and they will finally reach the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem where they will erect their flags. In Islamic tradition, black banners symbolize violent conquest, and Muslims await the Mahdi’s conquest of Jerusalem, when he establishes his reign from the Temple Mount.

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According to the Ezekiel Chapters 38-39 in the Bible, a defining battle will take place around Israel called the War of Gog and Magog. Persia (present day Iran), along with Russia and other neighboring countries will be the attacking force, converging on Israel in an attempt to attack Israel and seize the country’s riches. (Again, please see previous 4-part post on War of Gog and Magog.) In these posts it is clearly suggested that the United States of America and Saudi Arabia do not participate in this war at all.

Having studied the Bible and Eschatology for almost two decades, my inclination to post this update is simply in response to observing the acceleration of prophetic events unfolding in rapid succession. Keep in mind that we are only three weeks into the month of January in the year 2015.

Generally speaking there are 23,145 verses in the Old Testament and 7,957 verses in the New Testament. This gives a total of 31,102 verses, which is an average of a little more than 26 verses per chapter. (This may vary due to different translations.)

The Bible contains 8,362 predictive verses – yet prophecy is one of the most neglected subjects when it comes to Bible studies.

Revelation 19, verses 6 thru 10 states the following:

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Jesus said in John 14:6-…..I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Furthermore, John 1:1 states: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Remember this one thing: TRUTH AND TIME GO HAND IN HAND. The clock is ticking…….

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