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- Sovereignty / annexation of Judea and Samaria now on hold. Will proceed later in July according to Israeli government sources. Opposition to it grows.
- Virus growth continues to expand at alarming rate. Lockdown and restrictions return to some areas.
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
This verse, below was given to me by our Lord in December last year to give to you as the crowning verse for 2020. This was just before the corona-virus became a world pandemic:
The heading is, “Babylon humiliated.” End-time Babylon is the modern world system:
Isaiah 47:10-11 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; You have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Psalm 5:10 “Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels. Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against you.”
Psalm 83:3 “They have taken crafty council against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered (treasured) ones.”
Psalm 64:2 “Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the rebellion of the workers of iniquity.”
Isaiah 60:2-3 “ Darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people, but the Lord will arise over you (Israel) and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your light.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
3rd July 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Watchmen what do you see?
Masses are in the salvation firing lines. This will include masses of prodigals and backslidden Christians. Entire churches will awaken to end-time Bible prophecy.
At the same time many, specifically those who are not, and come against being Spirit filled, will be taken over by strong and powerful deceptive spirits and fall away. They will join with the spirit of the antichrist and false spirits of the ecumenical, interfaith, one-world order system.
As the world shakes, more and more will look for stability – and find it in our Lord. The shaking is about to become extremely severe and masses will seek the truth, but because their hearts are not repentant and right the truth will not find them.
Many will go with what they believe is truth, but the truth-teller may be a fraud to begin with.
There are some out there presenting wonderful truth, rightly applied, but they are few and far between. When you encounter them, value and treasure them, and pray for them to continue.
As spiritual darkness descends, as prophesied in numerous passages, the entire world will be engulfed in the darkness of encroaching sin and wickedness. In very thick darkness light can’t penetrate and the light merges with darkness. (Luke 11:35)
Many times I have wandered through various wildlife areas at night with a torch. You need to watch carefully where you are going. You need to be a watchman alright!
Sometimes as you shine the torch, it picks up the shining, glowing eyes of a silent animal deep in the bush. You don't know if its a friend or foe, just from the glowing eyes.
If the torch doesn’t shine truly and brightly, how can you see and watch where you are going?
I know that many ministers and prophecy teachers read The Prophetic Scroll, and judging by what a lot of them have said, there is a growing unity in the message amongst us. That would be like many together, each with a torch, shining together in the darkness.
At the end of the day, the light of God’s truth is to guide us into the bright shining eternal glory of heavenly light, with an abundant entrance.
You don’t want to just scrape into heaven by the skin of your teeth, smelling like hell.
So, the important job of the watchman’s torch is to shed light on the right way and expose the wrong way. People’s lives are affected and changed by these things.
Not too long ago some so-called watchmen, under the curse of Nibiru taught their deceived followers that the planet Nibiru was about to strike the earth and destroy it. This was taught by the Revelation 12 –sign teachers.
Some today teach the most outrageous, dangerous, Satan-rooted heresy like: Modern day Jews can never repent because they are cursed, because a small group of them stoned Steven nearly 2000 years ago!
Disagreement amongst watchmen detracts and harms the message and Bible prophecy. It means some are not hearing from the Spirit of God, who has a unified message of pure truth. Too many watchmen are full of pride, watching through blinded eyes. They need to get out of ministry!
Agreement amongst watchmen adds weight and substance to the message. Agreement highlights and shines on the truth, confirming and establishing it.
Pride is a watchman’s light-killer. It dims the light and confuses it with the darkness. Pride in a Christian minster is terribly dangerous. It deceives him with his self-importance. It blinds him to the light.
2 Corinthians 11:13-14 “Such are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Messiah. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”
The angel of light, Satan is in the darkness of the night! “Watchmen, watchmen, what of the night? “ (Isaiah 21:11) Watchman, are you looking into the night with your light? Do you see what is of the “angel of light?” Do you watch, see and warn?
Jeremiah 6:17-18 “I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘listen to the sound of the trumpet.’ But they said. ‘We will not listen!’ Therefore hear O nations and learn O congregations, what will happen. Hear O earth! I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their own schemes (thoughts), because they have paid no attention to My word and have rejected My instruction.”
In these above we see the sad reaction of the world to God's warning. They rejected it. That is exactly where we are today. But it’s quite another thing, and just as tragic when the watchman speaks a lot of hogwash and the people think he speaks the truth.
The most valuable torch-battery that a watchman can have is the cross of Calvary. It creates the power to give pure light, and strips out pride and its error.
The wonder of the cross is that it shows you that you are not valuable and precious, but that you are a dying rat with rabies, deserving of death. Then it raises you and gives you great eternal value.
Today we have a flood of ministers, ministries and so-called watchmen who are cross-less. They are of “another Jesus”. They are Spirit-less.
Their goal is your material wealth, so that they can benefit from it too. They teach self-improvement, self-esteem, self importance, all without the cross, which kills self. The speak the rat language.
They are not enemies of Christ. They are enemies of the cross of Christ! (Philippians 3:18) So they actually end up with “another Christ”!
The power of the cross and resurrection now works from inside your heart, where once the rat and blind bat lived.
Only stupid watchmen use weak, half-flat batteries in their torch. In their blindness they set themselves up as God’s editor, removing all the hard sayings and severity from their doctrine, producing spineless, worldly, weak counterfeit Christians.
It’s always the same people that get caught in big errors. They seem to attract all the rubbish. There’s a reason for that. It is because of their hidden pride, and because they have let in a spirit of error and have not cast it out or repented. It comes back seven times worse.(Matthew 12:45)
You need to be very careful and diligent with your faith. Examine it and guard it, and always move forward in total surrender to all truth, and actively avoid the error out there.
We see the two white horse riders contrasted in the Bible. Revelation 6:2 sees the rider on a white horse, given a crown (corona) and with a bow but no arrow, symbolising deception. Then we see God’s white horse rider at the end of the Revelation.
Revelation 19:11-14 “I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war...and the armies in heaven clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.”
Notice the accompanying riders! The antichrist rider flies onto the stage with three other riders of the apocalypse - riders of deception, wielding death, destruction, and chaos.
Now notice our Lord on a white horse flying out of heaven with great armies of saints in fine linen, on white horses. The fine linen is the “righteousness of the saints”. (Revelation 19:8) Guess who these are? That’s us.
But note that we all return to make righteous war with our Lord. Since when do you go to war dressed in fine white linen? It is the final victory – the victory of fine righteousness over dirty wickedness! – Glory, I say!
Note well that at the marriage supper it is the church who are in fine while linen. Note well that as soon as dinner is over the white horse rider and the entire church still in white linen ride magnificently out of heaven at the Second Coming.
What amazing proof of a pre-tribulation rapture!!
Edition 85. July 20th 2011
Time is short...very short!!!
News events and comment.
●Hezbollah completes takeover of Lebanon's security and intelligence ministries. Their first job was to take delivery of advanced ballistic missiles from Syria. Hezbollah renews warning to Israel over the offshore gas fields. These are in Israeli waters, but being claimed by Hezbollah since they took over Lebanon. This is a potentially explosive issue and will end in conflict.
●United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopts a decision calling on Israel to immediately cease all archaeological works in the Old City of Jerusalem and specifically under or near the Western Wall and Temple Mount." Israel says "go jump" I wonder what UNESCO is afraid of!
Time is very short
I'm no alarmist, in fact I detest manipulation and attention-grabbing, but these things are startling. We may be very close to the coming of our Lord.
This is a compilation of many signs and pointers to the coming tribulation period, the second coming and the pre-tribulation rapture of the true church. I have no gripe with you at all if you don't believe in the pre-tribulation rapture. I've spent many years looking honestly into both views, and with all the evidence, I'm persuaded of a pre-tribulation rapture, but won't be overly dogmatic on it. I fellowship happily with people of both persuasions.
I put these things out to you in great humility, with all honesty and with no ulterior motives. This is no attempt to set a definitive date, but it is a response to the Bible's commands to: Watch, be ready, pray, exhort one another, discern the signs and the like.
Consider the following verses and especially note the underlines sections.
Matthew 24:32-33 "Now learn the parable of the fig tree: When it's branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves you know the summer is near. So also when you see all these things know (I command you to know -original) that it is near even at the very door."
Matthew 24:36 "But of that (exact-original) day and hour no one knows..."
Hebrews 10:25..."Exhorting one another, so much the more as you see the Day approaching."
Matthew 16:3..."Hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times..."
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 "But concerning the times and the seasons brethren, you have no need that I should write you, for you yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night. For when they say "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them...But you brethren are not in darkness so that this Day should overtake you as a thief...let us watch and be sober"
Matthew 24:44 "You also be ready for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him."
Matthew 25:10 "And while they went out to buy (oil), the bridegroom came and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding and the door was shut."
Titus 2:13 "Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and saviour Jesus Christ."
Hebrews 9:28 "To those who eagerly wait for Him, He will appear a second time..."
Amos 3:7 "Surely the Lord does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants, the prophets."
The tragedy, though is that God's people at large are not ready. They're in deep darkness. Just like the time before the flood came, people are ignorant and not interested in these things. As a result they have the world's veil of stupidity and blindness over them.
Jeremiah 8:7-9 "Even the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times, and the turtle dove and the swift and the swallow observe the time of their coming, But My people do not know the judgement of the Lord....They have rejected the word of the Lord so what wisdom do they have?"
People who say that no one knows the time need to go back to school and learn how to read and also stop parroting hand-me-down traditional trash.
We can't know the exact "day and hour", but we can know the time. But even the phrase "day and hour" has an interesting "hidden" message and clue in it: The Feast of Trumpets is also known as the Feast of which no one knows the day and hour, because the Feast begins at the sighting of the new moon. The sighting of the new moon has a degree of variability in it, but it's most certainly not a long time.
Before we get into the main content, let's have a look at a few general issues, with prophetic application.
The European Union (EU and the United Nations (UN)
There are many hidden and some not-so-hidden messages all around the EU and UN. Let's have a look at some of them.
By the way, the UN building in New York is called by its members "The Tower" Inside it has a giant meeting hall. Each seat is numbered and named with the delegate's name. Seat number 666 has been kept vacant.
The EU headquarters in Brussels has a legislative amphitheatre with 679 seats each assigned to a member. It has seat number 666 kept vacant also. Interestingly, this building is also called the "The Tower" by its members.
It's worth bearing in mind that the original "Tower Building" was in Babylon. It was man's attempt to reach God and bring peace to the world. But it was man's effort representing humanism in the extreme. The Tower of Babel was a direct challenge to God's ways and power. They wanted to be "as Gods" which is the heart of Satan's sin. God destroyed it and the city.
Both the EU and UN buildings are called "The Tower". Both have the seat number 666 vacant. Both have some pretty amazing statues in front of them.
The EU in Brussels has an obsession with a woman riding a beast. It's in their advertising, promotional material, on their coins and in their art.
It's actually the pagan goddess Europa riding the bull. In the mythology, she attracted the attention of Zeus, the sky-god. He transformed himself into a beautiful white bull to attract her. She mounted the bull and he charged off into the sea and raped her. Zeus then finally reveals his true identity to her. There are variations to the story, but that's the gist of it.
Here is the EU building. The statue top right is in front of the EU building. I've inserted a euro into the image. It has a woman riding a beast depicted on it:
Here's another statue also in the front of the EU building. Again it's a woman riding a beast.
Let's take this a bit further:
Revelation 17:3-5 "So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns...and on her forehead a name was written: Mystery Babylon the great the mother of harlots and of the abomination of the earth."
Both the people of the EU parliament and the people of the UN are trying to build a world of peace. Both reject the Bible and God's ways, just like the people of Babylon.
Now let's go over to New York and the UN building.
Right in front is this statue of a man beating a sword into a ploughshare (below). It's from Isaiah 2:4 "They will beat their swords into ploughshares." That is a millennium verse, which comes about after Armageddon. But what they don't know is that this comes first: Joel 3:9-10 "...Prepare for war! wake up the mighty men. Let all the men of war draw near, beat your ploughshares into swords..." So yes world peace is coming, but it's coming on the wings of war and the total destruction of the UN, EU and in fact the whole world system. Peace is coming God's way not man's.
The way of the world will be destroyed. The world's roadmap to peace is a lie which leads to war and then hell, not peace!
While on the subject of symbolism and hidden messages I thought I'd just throw this in for good measure. Here is the Vatican from the air. Note that it resembles the male sex organ, which is also what the many obelisks around the Vatican represent.
A unified satanic assault on Gods plans
I know I've said this in many editions, but it's so important, I'll continue to repeat it. Yeshua / Jesus will destroy Satan. Satan therefore hates Messiah. He tried to destroy the people through whom Messiah would come. He then tried to destroy the Messiah himself by killing all the boys under two years old. He tried to get Messiah to worship him.
Satan then tried to kill the body of Messiah, the church. He almost succeeded by introducing a bucket load of error and paganism, causing the dark ages. This was also Satan's way of keeping the Jews from salvation. If he could re-make the church and give it a Babylon-like character, that would keep the Jews out. After all, they had been in Babylonian captivity before, why would they now want to come into an institution characterised with the Babylonian paganism of Christmas, Easter and the like?
The early church before the advent of Catholicism had no such practises and did have the Bible ordained practises...the same sort we see in much of the Messianic movement today.
Satan has always tried to wreck God's plans.
Now our Lord is ready to come again. We know from numerous prophecies that He is coming back to Jerusalem and Israel restored to the Jews. So obviously if Satan can destroy the Jews and interfere with the land issue, all the promises of God will be nullified and Satan will have a legal case against God's prophetic word.
This is just why the Bible declares: Matthew 24:9 "You'll be hated by all nations for My name's sake."
Okay, so now we know that the heart of Satan is against Messiah. It always has been and will continue to be. The coming of the Messiah to Israel essentially for His people, is the greatest threat to Satan. But now think of this:
The heart of replacement theology in the majority of churches is against Israel. The heart of Islam is against Israel. The heart of the world system is against Israel. The common denominator in all is Satan.
The rise of anti-Semitism by the church in the form of replacement theology, in Islam and in the world system at large is the great formidable, satanically inspired force in ever growing dimensions, that Israel and the Jews have to face in this day.
Surprise, surprise...God will have His way. The Jews will be saved, before the coming of our Lord and saviour.
The two big-ticket items on the prophetic agenda for September are worth keeping in mind.
●September is the Feast of Trumpets (see section further down)
●September is an important month for the United Nations (UN)
I would like to have a look now at the significance of certain numbers. Many people go overboard with this subject, but there is a truth to be found in it all.
Some important ones are: 7 = spiritual perfection. 6= man under sin. 8=resurrection. 9= finality. 11= disorder or disintegration. 13= rebellion to God. 666= the number of antichrist.
There is an enormous amount of material around on the meaning and significance of numbers in scripture. I'm not going to go into it all here. There is much more in Edition 13 and also by clicking on the link below:
6 is the number of man under sin.
9 is the number of finality and judgement. It's associated with the end of man and sum of all his works.
11 is the number of disorder and disintegration.
13 is the number of rebellion to God.
Keep these in mind and read on.
UN resolution number 666 was made on 13th September 1990. It related to the war with Iraq.
On the 13th September 2011, the 66th session of the UN begins. That's in two months time. We can also write that date as 9/11. 9 being September and 11 referring to 2011. That date can also be written as 13/9.
Wow...look at all those bad numbers and their meanings lining up!
So this date in two months time when the 66th session starts is 13 /9/ 2011.
The central issue of the UN is a new world order and the building of manmade humanistic world peace just like Babel of old.
Okay, so what's the big deal about the 66th session of the UN set to open on 13/9/2011?
●September will see the United Nations deal with Palestinian statehood. This will evoke the fury of God, which some including myself) believe will lead to the great war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 and 39)
The session will run for some time, but the UN collective vote on Palestinian statehood should occur between the 26th and 30th September. This is also the date of the Feast of Trumpets (also called Rosh Hashanah.) Trumpets is the next of the Feasts to be fulfilled. It is the Feast associated with judgement.
Today the United Nations has more Islamic countries than non, so any action on Palestinian statehood would most likely get the vote.
Arab and Palestinian leaders will be backed by the Islamic world, much of the church and all of Europe. It's highly likely that the Palestinians and their supporters will provoke Israel into some military action before the UN meeting to create sympathy for themselves. (Or should we say, sympathy for the devil)
The final generation:
Also bear in mind that 2011 is important as well. Psalm 90:10 says that the generation of man is 70 years. The Bible speaks of the fact that the generation that sees all these things being fulfilled will be the last. "All these things" begins with the birth of Israel as a nation which happened in 1948. So if we add 70 years to 1948 we come to 2018 for the Second Coming. Then coming forward seven years for the tribulation period brings us to 2011
The 70-year generation is also borne out in the following:
David died at 70.
Isaiah 23:15 "Tyre (city in Lebanon) will be forgotten 70 years...at the end of the 70 years it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the harlot." The following verses and into chapter 24 all speak of the impending judgement on the earth. This verse seems to indicate that Tyre will be out of the world spotlight until a 70-year period is up. The start of the 70-year period may be the same as the start of the period for Israel, which was 1948. That would place Lebanon in the centre of the great end time conflict with Israel towards the end of the tribulation in 2018.
Is this all coincidence? It could be, but I doubt it. I'll tell you what it means for me. What I see is below-the-surface warnings all over the place. The tribulation period may well start in September. If not, these things are still big warnings that the time is near.
The message of Ariel Sharon and Methuselah.
Enoch was the father of Methuselah. Remember that Enoch did not die. He is a type of rapture. Enoch received the first prophecy of the coming flood, but was told that as long as his son was alive it would be withheld. The name Methuselah means "His death shall bring it." The flood of Noah came when Methuselah died. The flood is a type of the coming tribulation period and judgement of God on the world.
The ark of Noah is a type of the rapture in that it carried the righteous few above the judgement waters.
So, Methuselah means "when he dies it shall happen". What's all of this got to do with Ariel Sharon? In the videos tab have a look at the video clip titled "The Messiah revealed" Or simply click on this link to go straight there:
As you see, this clip may contain something very important!
It's important to know what happened to Ariel Sharon. He was Israel's prime minister at the time. He orchestrated the handing over of Gaza to Palestinian control. To do this he ordered many Jews to be evicted from their nearby homes. This enraged many Israel's. It's also against God's word. Only a few months later he was hit by two debilitating strokes, leaving him in a coma, which is his current state.
Dividing the land of Israel is against God's will and word. Any world leader who gets involved in dividing the land is doomed.
Joel 3:2 "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land."
Daniel 11:39 "Thus he (the antichrist spirit) shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god...he causes them to rule over many and divide the land for gain."
Amos1:13 "For the transgression of Ammon (Arabs including the Palestinians) I will not turn away it's punishment, because they ripped open the women with child in Gilead that they might enlarge their territory."
Sharon came under God's judgment almost immediately for dividing the covenant land, even though it was a small section.
We need to keep an eye out for the death of Arial Sharon. (If you haven't watched the video clip above, you won't know why)
Now read the two verses below. These speak of the dividing of Jerusalem. We know that the Palestinians and their buddies want part of Jerusalem for their capital. Actually they want it all, but will use a divided Jerusalem as a stepping stone.
Zechariah 12:3 "And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; and all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces though all nations are gathered against it."
Zechariah 14:2 ..."For I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem...Half the city shall go into captivity..."
As you see, God has a different view on Jerusalem to that of the Arabs. His view is that it stays undivided and in Jewish hands. But note the shocker in Zechariah 14! "Half the city shall go into captivity" That looks very much to me like the Palestinians will succeed in getting the city divided. But that together with the divided land issue, brings in the campaign of Armageddon.
The Feast of Trumpets:
●September is Rosh Hashanah also called the Feats of Trumpets. This is the next of the Feats of the Lord still to be prophetically fulfilled. (see the menorah image in the edition below) There is widespread consensus that the tribulation period will be ushered in and start on a Feast of Trumpets.
When the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement are separated by exactly 86 moons they mark out a period of 2550 days. The Bible says that the tribulation will be exactly 2550 days in length (7 year on the Hebrew calendar of 360 days to the year) The Bible further divides the tribulation into two periods of 1290 days each making a total of 2550 days
Have a look at the table below and note that there are only two remaining candidates where we have the separation of 86 moons:
Note that according to this table, 2014 also qualifies for the start of the tribulation, but that would be over the 70-year generation limit. But let's remember that pinpointing exact dates is difficult because of many variables and changes in calendars over the ages.
This September the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) falls on the 29th and 30th. Here's an interesting bit of history:
●The 30th of September 1941 was the day the gassing of Jews began at Auschwitz.
●It was also the day the Palestinian uprising in 2000 known as the Al Aqsa Intifada began. This all started as a result of Ariel Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount. This began a nationwide outbreak of violence claiming the lives of 1000 Israelis and 4000 Palestinians.
The coming Temple:
A number of prophecies in the Bible reveal that the Temple will be rebuilt on the Temple Mount or part of it. Prophecy does not require that it be there before the tribulation begins, although it could. It is required to be there at the half way mark in the tribulation.
Right now, the plans have been drawn up and completed, all the Temple vessels have been made and are ready. Temple priests have been trained and are ready now. In fact there is nothing not ready.
Further information can be seen on the website of the Temple Institute on the link below:
Please click on the link below and then click on the video "Blueprint for the new Jerusalem Temple". to take a virtual tour through the new Temple soon to be built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This virtual tour is based on the plans already drawn up:
Of course we still have the dispute on the go over the Temple Mount site claimed by Islam. The area of land further north of the Dome and right opposite the Golden Gate is open and could see the Temple being built there.
Temple construction on the Temple Mount could be part of the subject of the peace treaty to be signed between the person who becomes the antichrist and Israel. We will have to wait and see, but it will be built.
Signs of the time:
Psalm 18:30 "As for God his way is perfect."
Isaiah 46:9-10 ...I am God and there is none like me, declaring the end from beginning."
We need to know the signs. We need to know the character of the times. The world will be tragically fooled. They will fall for Satan in disguise hook line and sinker! Daniel 11:21 "...He shall come in peaceably and seize the kingdom by intrigue" 1Theselonians 5:3-6 "For when they say peace and safety , then sudden destruction comes upon them as labour pains and they shall not escape...Therefore let us not sleep as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
Warning to the nations.
Your days are numbered, the writing is on the wall!
Right now many nations in Europe are teetering on the edge of financial disaster. They are ripe for one significant powerful leader. The US is teetering on the edge of fiscal melt-down and many Arab / Islamic nations are leaderless and vulnerable to be taken over by one significant leader. They will all get their leader...the brilliant antichrist.
But these nations also have another thing in common. They've all aligned themselves with Satan and rejected God's word and plan for Israel. Today Israel stands almost alone, with only God on their side!
Zechariah 1:14-16 "...I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with great zeal. I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease...I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy and My house (The Temple) shall be built in it says the Lord of hosts."
Amos 6:1-3 "Woe to you who are ease in Zion, and trust in mount Samaria (term for Gentiles), notable person in the chief nation (US), to whom the house of Israel comes...woe to you who put far off the day of your doom, who cause the seat of violence to come near..."
Some believe that the "seat of violence" here refers to the UN. I'm quite happy with that, but I would also include the EU.
Jeremiah 49:31-32 "Arise, go up to the wealthy nation that dwells securely, says the Lord, which has neither gates nor bars, dwelling alone...I will bring it's calamity from all its sides, says the Lord."
Obadiah 1:15 "For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; As you have done it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return on your own head."
The verses above apply well to the US, the European nations and in fact all nations that have come against God's will and plans for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews.
In the coming tribulation period, salvation will go out to all who call on the Lord. Unfortunately there will be many who will call on the Lord in their anger and hostility at Him. They will then know that it is God at work bringing the ever intensifying judgements on the earth. But those who get saved will become part the unconquerable and unending Kingdom of our great Father and friend.
Isaiah 9:7 "Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end..." All the stupid, dumb-idiot politicians of this world need to read and understand this verse!!
A great deal of the church will go through the tribulation. Hopefully many will repent in that time., but many won't.
Revelation 3:15-16 "I know your works that you are neither cold nor hot...so because you are lukewarm I will spew you out of My mouth." (This is the message to the lukewarm church)
Revelation 2:22 "Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation unless they repent of their deeds and I will kill her children with death and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts and I will give to each one according to your works." (This is the message to corrupt church that most identify as the Catholics and similar)
Can you see how many things are dovetailing together and pointing to the 2011-2018 period as the tribulation?
Warning: Please don't go overboard with extra-Biblical things. Anything outside of the inspired word of God is okay if it adds to or points to the scriptures. But should not be given undue weighting.
I fully realise that there is a degree of uncertainly. Nobody can be completely sure with dates. So this is what I am saying. It looks to me like time is very short. If it's not this year, 2014 looks like a probability. Either way, we need to obey God's word to watch, be ready, know the signs, and know the season.
The answer is not to go and sit in a cave. But it is to be ready. It is to get your heart right with our great and soon coming King. It is to "watch and pray." Knowing all these things is completely meaningless if your own heart is not right with our God.
Don't be a Californian idiot and put up signs saying the Lord is coming on this day or that. But do put up signs in your heart that the devil and his demons can read saying, "I belong fully and completely to Yeshua / Jesus".
Be ready in your heart for whenever the King of Kings and Lord of Lords returns.
Psalm 90:12 "Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
Zechariah 9:9 "Rejoice greatly O daughter of Zion! Shout O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your King is coming to you..."
Zechariah 10:6 "I will strengthen the house of Judah and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside. For I am the Lord their God and I will hear them."
Psalm 9:17 "The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God."
Heaven or hell:
Rabbi, you're looking in the right place, but can you see your Messiah? He's looking right out of that Bible at you! You won't see Him unless you humble yourself before Him and get Him into your heart. Your tradition won't save you, even though you are one of the chosen.
Old man, the light coming into your eyes will soon go out. Your eyes will close, and you will awake in eternity. Whose neighbourhood will you be hanging out in? It's too late to call on our Lord once you make that transition...too late!
Here is a painting by Rembrandt representing Joseph's dream.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!