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- US Democratic Party diplomat calls for Nations with a Christian influence to come against Israel, saying “Jesus Christ came to save the whole world from the Jews...Jews are not chosen!”
- Report: “Obama tried to give the Golan to Syria.” But then came Trump who “gave” the Golan to Israel! And the difference is = The Bible!
- US Dems take followers further and further away from all things related to a nation under God.
- Russia warns Israel: "No more attacks on Syria or we will strike back."
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.
5th March 2021
Shabbat Shalom to all!
War drums and trumpets:
Firstly I would like to really thank all those who have recently donated to this ministry. I must say I was amazed at the incredible response from so many. Thank you very much for your blessing to the kingdom of God, above all.
There’s a risk in giving out names that some will feel left out if I don’t name them. So please know that you are all being thanked and will be rewarded. You have encouraged me greatly with your gratitude. You are special! We go on to ever increasing glory!
I give you my assurance that I will continue to give you my best, in spite of wanting to go and live under a tree in the desert sometimes.
Please keep The Prophetic Scroll in your prayer, in that it stays open and unrestricted in these dangerous days. Also keep it as your essential go-to place for what is really happening, and for your deep spiritual growth.
The rumbling war drums:
Drum beats have many classifications. We have blues beat, disco beat, the jazz swing, the motown groove and more. But we also have a particular drum beat of war and battle. The drums of war actually originate from the repeating drum beat of the shaman or witchdoctor.
A certain drum beat would mean either dance or get ready for war. The drum beat would stimulate and strengthen the body and forge a sense of unity by the beat. They would unite the human and the spirit world. The drums of war were also referred to as the drums of death, especially when combined with trumpets.
I said all of that just for this: Can you hear the drums of war rolling? Can you hear the crescendo of drums and trumpets of great conflict echoing through the atmosphere?
This is where we are now. The drums and trumpets are only for those with ears to hear. Others would be wise to listen to those with ears to hear.
The terrible war machine of the nations is warming up to take control of the sleeping nations, who are led by the aged and wrinkled of mind, the pacifists and the true enemies of real liberty and freedom.
Russia is beating the war-drums as she threatens Israel with attack for attacking Iranian targets in Syria. Syria is beating new war drums covered with the ash of long-standing war. Iran is beating the war drum against Israel again, again, again!
Biden and his party are asleep to it all, including the blonde half-baked fairy from hell whose grand burning desire is to change the gender of kids.
It’s not just the US. Europe is worse in many areas.
It seems that insanity has suddenly been let out of the cage and is infecting the world so fast. Here is one of the succinct verses about those who have forsaken the Lord:
Deuteronomy 28:28 “The Lord will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of mind.”
In the old days we would fight over God’s creative beauty - a girl, and the girls would fight over us – Oh the good ole-days!
The bigger wars are fought over property, religion, political systems and the like. But there is really only one war that is of importance and that is the war to eliminate God’s beautiful creative purpose for Israel. It comes in many guises, but that is the underlying reason. It’s purely spiritual. It is the devil against God, at the end of the day.
So now we sit on the brink of war – the big one! Drums are rolling, trumpets are blowing and madmen from hell are arising, struck with blinding confusion and their weapons of annihilation tucked into their big-bird, metal wings.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, because an atom bomb blew him to smithereens. And all the king’s horses and all the king’s men took seven years to clean up the remnants of poor Humpty. What fun!
I can hear the drums of drama but I also hear the trumpet calling me to go and live under a tree in the desert! (Move over lions.)
The great war for God’s son – Israel, is prophesied. (Exodus 4:22-23) It’s all getting pretty hot in here. You need to know these things. You need to know why all things and people of God are targets.
People with no knowledge of the living God are fools, and easy to manipulate and turn into cannon fodder for every dumb gun in town.
You need to be anchored in the truth.
True living is living in truth.
If you try to befriend Satan and appease him, and walk in peace with him, you will automatically, by default, set yourself up as an enemy of God and you will pay the price!
Yes, Israel will miss it again and fall under punishment again, but the most stupid thing you can do is come against Israel in the bigger, overall picture.
Biden prepares to “kill” the Second Amendment right to bear arms in the US. Israel observes and compares this to Haman’s actions to try to destroy the Jews. Biden befriends the enemies of the west and of Israel in Yemen and Iran steps right in!
There was a time when God overlooked the ignorance of stupid, dumb politicians and people, but that day is gone (Acts 17:30, Acts 14:16)
Here’s a verse that should blow a lot more than your socks off:
Esther 9:1-2 “On the day that the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, the opposite occurred, in that the Jews themselves overpowered those who hated them...No one could withstand them because the fear of them fell upon all people.”
Take note, I say again take note, of the gravity of this verse above!!
The enemies of God and his son Israel, are united under Satan. The political parties, churches, inter-faith organisations and false religions of the world already have an unwritten unity between them – a hell bound unity!
The unity between true born-again believers is a unity based on truth and not lovey-dovey feelings.
As a believer, your culture must change! Your character and your personality must change as you grow in God. If not you will end up going with the flow of the wind.
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!