Friday, September 25, 2009
Jeremiah 51:6-8a “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed:”
Revelation 18:2b-4 “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
Revelation 17:2-5 “With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:. . .”
God used Cyrus of Persia to destroy the ancient Babylonian empire. But now ancient Babylon (Iraq) and Persia (Iran) are part of Mystery Babylon which kills Jews and Christians. “Fornication” in this sense is following after other gods. Allah is the moon-god. Muslims blaspheme by saying Jesus didn't die on the cross and didn't rise from the dead; thus making them anitchrists according to John's definition in 1 John 4:2-3. Wahhabi Muslims worship a female deity enshrined with the black veil in the kabba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The wealth of the Saudis has controlled American energy policy for decades.
Jeremiah prophesied about Babylon's total desolation which has yet to be realized. Now that Obama has given Muslim's the green light to attack Israel through his UN speech, and has not given Israel the green light to fly over Iraqi airspace; a conflagration is certain to ensue. John Bolton surmises it will be before the end of this year. So yes, it's time for Christians to flee 'Babylon'.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
God sent Nathan, the prophet, to confront king David of his sins of adultery with Bathsheba and killing her husband. Nathan prophesied that though David committed adultery in secret, a “neighbor” would have sex with David's wives in broad daylight; and because David used the armies of Ammon to kill Uriah, war would never depart from his house, and the child conceived in adultery would die (2 Samuel 12). David fasted and mourned until the death of the child. As king David ran into the foothills when Absalom took over his palace and slept with his concubines on the rooftop, a Benjamite began to curse him and hurl stones at him. Though David could have easily killed him, he stated, “It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day” (2 Samuel 16:12). In 1 Chronicles 21 is the record of David's sin of taking a census, and God offering him a choice of punishments to be taken out upon the people of Israel.
God punishes sin. The sins of leaders, like David, effect the people they lead. And the repentance of leaders, like Daniel, can restore their people. Jesus spoke about judging cities for their sins (Matthew 11:20-24).
Today, president Obama tried to get Netanyahu to stop building on Israel's own land in order to make more land concessions for 'peace'. From Mississippi to Tennessee, people are experiencing heavy flooding, and eight have already died from flooding in Georgia. The first person to see the correlation of 'natural' disasters to US meddling in Israel was John McTernan, and has been verified at http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/t/tenmajorevents.htm. He sees Obadiah 1:15 as the key: “For the day of the LORD is near on all the heathen: as you have done, it shall be done to you: your reward shall return on your own head.”
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed;
confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice;
government that is transparent and doesn't steal from the people;
the freedom to live as you choose.
Obama continued to tell the crowd in Cairo, “Governments that protect these rights are ultimately more stable, successful and secure. Suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. America respects the right of all peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard around the world, even if we disagree with them. . . . You must maintain your power through consent, not coercion; you must respect the rights of minorities, and participate with a spirit of tolerance and compromise; you must place the interests of your people and the legitimate workings of the political process above your party.”
Wouldn't it be grand if our President practiced the form of government he preached to others.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The 4th horseman is Death, who is closely accompanied by Hell. Power is given to Death and Hell over a fourth of the earth. That could be over the fourth part of the earth's lands which are dominated by Muslims, or it could be one fourth of our now almost 7 billion population, which would be 1.25 billion people. Or it could be a different quarter which I haven't conceived.
I believe all four horsemen have been galloping across the earth since 9/11/2001, and I believe they continue through the Great Tribulation, which will culminate with the Lord's return.
Isaiah 13:9-12 “Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.”
After reading the book of Revelation, losing a fourth of the world's population seems very reasonable. But Death and Hell are given four particular methods of killing people: sword, famine, pestilence, and beasts. These same four are also listed in Ezekiel 14:12-19, though first listed as famine, beasts, sword, and pestilence; and concluding in the order sword, famine, beast, and pestilence.
Ezekiel 14:20-23 “Though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, said the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness. For thus said the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments on Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast? Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth to you, and you shall see their way and their doings: and you shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought on Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought on it. And they shall comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings: and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, said the Lord GOD.”
Pictures of people being beheaded with swords and starving to death have been in the news the last few years. SARS almost made pandemic status in 2002-2003. The highly fatal bird flu gave quite a scare in 2003 and continues to wreak havoc. But it is the 2009 H1N1 pandemic which still has the potential to come back in the late summer and fall and decimate the population much like its 1918 counterpart did.
The following is from a Wikipedia article on the 2009 flu pandemic.
Nor had federal health officials in the U.S. dismissed the possibility that the worst was yet to come. "Far from it," Ann Schuchat of the CDC says, noting that the horrific 1918 flu epidemic, which killed hundreds of thousands in the United States alone, was preceded by a mild "herald" wave of cases in the spring, followed by devastating waves of illness in the autumn. "That 1918 experience is in our minds," she said.
However, as of early June 2009, Schuchat reported "encouraging news" regarding any mutations to date, by announcing that samples of the virus from points around the globe are "genetically identical" to the strain found in the United States. "We have tested isolates from a wide geographic area, from the Americas, Europe, from Asia and New Zealand and we are not seeing variations in isolates from the genetic testing we do here." Although cases have been relatively mild and patients recover quickly, health officials have warned that the virus could mutate into a more virulent form, putting greater numbers of people at risk.
As of July 4, 2009, there have been three cases of virus resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu). In two of the cases, resistance was developed following a course of the antiviral. However the third case, that of a 16-year-old identified at a Hong Kong airport with no prior contact with oseltamivir, is more concerning to health officials as it indicates an oseltamivir-resistant strain may have begun to circulate.
Please go to www.flu.gov and take necessary precautions. Even moreso, receive the righteousness of Christ by accepting His payment for your sins on the cross.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Iran and its proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah, have vocalized their desire to annihilate the Jews, and have been lobbing Katusha rockets at Israel for years. On May 18, 2009 PM Netanyahu met with Pres. Obama about Iran's threats. Obama said that within a year he would know if discussions/diplomacy had not worked with Iran, and then would consider sanctions. Sanctions have already failed. The next day Israel's air force held large-scale exercises simulating war with Iran in preparation for the real one. Obama's actions may have emboldened Iran's plans to destroy Israel.
The next Jewish feast is Weeks (Shavuot), which was called Pentecost in Greek, which will begin at sundown on May 28, 2009. It celebrates the day God spoke His Ten Commandment to the Hebrews as fire from Mount Sinai, and was fulfilled the day Christ's disciples (with "cloven tongues like as of fire" on their heads) spoke the wonders of God in various languages to the Jews from many nations in Jerusalem.
Satan wants to be "like the Most High" and often counterfeits His miracles. Satan's proxies in the middle-east are the Sunnis (beast of the sea, Rev. 13), the Shia (beast of the earth), and the Wahhabis (the "whore", Rev. 17).
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 spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,"
Daniel 8:20 "The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia."
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has consistently stated his goal is to create enough chaos to hasten the reign of the Mahdi, and has asserted that was why he was made president. When asked by the Ayatollah Khamenei, "What if he doesn't come by then [the end of your term]?" Ahmadinejad adamantly replied, "I assure you; I really believe this. He will come soon." [Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran's Radical Leader by Kasra Naji, p.92] Iran will hold presidential elections on June 12, 2009.
North Korea successfully conducted another nuclear test on May 25, 2009, and the CIA didn't have a clue that it had occurred, and had to rely on Russia's confirmation. Hours later, North Korea successfully test-fired three short-range, ground-to-air missiles which could carry nuclear warheads. The CIA was caught off-guard at Iran's revolution in the 1970's, and Obama made it clear the US is in a 'wait and see' stance for the remainder of the year.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This prophecy was fulfilled when the Babylonian cavalry came through the land of Dan to conquer Judah. Early church fathers like Irenaeus (180 AD) also attributed this passage to a future Antichrist, stating that he would arise from the tribe of Dan which is missing from the twelve tribes sealed in Revelation. Cockatrices referred to enemies whose destructive power could not be counteracted by persuasion or other method.
Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr is a possible candidate for the Antichrist. Sayyid is a title used among the Shia to denote direct descendants from Mohammad. Al-Sadr is a Shia cleric currently studying to be an ayatollah in Iran, but he was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1973 of Lebanese (Dan's territory) ancestry. In Iraq he established the 60,000 man Mahdi Army whose uniform and flags are black. There is also a Black Banner Sunni army in Iraq. If he is able to combine and attack Jerusalem, it would fulfill several Muslim prophecies regarding their Mahdi (end-time savior). Though Sadr stood down his army in August 2008, in April 2009 he was holding talks with officials in Turkey who then changed the make-up of their cabinet to be pro-Islam.
Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. has genealogical roots to the tribe of Dan on his mother's side, and has possible roots to the tribe of Judah on his father's side. [See http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/articledetail.asp?Article_ID=238] He has consistently voted for late term abortions, partial birth abortions, and infanticide. If he nationalizes health care, as he is already nationalizing banks and auto makers, we will likely see more state sponsored/assisted euthanasia. By "peace" he is setting up America and Israel for more deadly attacks by Muslims. He attended a Muslim school for two years as a child, and during an interview made a verbal slip and referred to "my Muslim faith".
Genesis 49:16-18 "Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. I have waited for your salvation, O LORD."
The first sentence could be translated, "Dan shall rule and overshadow his people, united tribes; he will rule as God." 'Serpent' is nachash, a hissing snake, from the verb meaning hiss, or whisper a (magic) spell generally used of enchanters. 'Bites' is nashak, meaning "to strike with a sting (as a serpent); figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan: - bite, lend upon usury." The word 'adder' is shephiphon, which is nowhere else in the Bible. It was translated in the Vulgate as 'cerastes'. According to Clarke's Bible Commentary, the "cerastes has its name from two little horns upon its head, and is remarkable for the property here ascribed to the shephiphon." The root of the last word is shuph which means to bruise, and the word 'heels', are also used in Gen. 3:15 referring to satan, the serpent. 'Backward' can also mean behind or the West. The last sentence has three Hebrew words: qavah yeshua yehovah, which can be translated binding or twisting Jesus, God.
This prophecy indicates we may be looking for two leaders to arise from the tribe of Dan which are deceptive talkers who seek to destroy the West. Interestingly, the "son of perdition (apoleia)" means the waste or destruction of vessels or money, according to Thayer. President Obama has certainly been wasting billions of dollars in his first hundred days in office, as well as destroying the value of the dollar. Many people already call Obama a messiah (which he has never denied), and the world seems to adore him. 'Little horn' is the name Daniel used for a future Antichrist.
Daniel 8:23-25 "And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand." America's Road Map and two-state "peace" plan for Israel have already caused the death and destruction of many Jews in Israel. We have forced them to give land to their enemies who then launch rockets at their civilians.
Deuteronomy 28:49-51a "The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies; a nation whose tongue you shall not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young: And he shall eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land, until you be destroyed:" Though this was true of the Roman legions who had eagles on their standards as they attacked Israel and destroyed Jerusalem, it is also true of America which has legalized euthanasia in several states, and has legalized abortion nationally, and is again promoting it internationally as well.
Who will declare himself to be god on the Temple Mount (2 Thess. 2:1-12)? Jesus commanded His disciples to pray that the "abomination of desolation" (Matthew 24:15-22) wouldn't take place on the sabbath or during winter. That means the date of declaration of deity is not set. Personally, I think it will occur next year after the withdrawal of troops from Iraq in August, 2010.
Friday, May 1, 2009
The first angelic announcement is the everlasting gospel with a loud voice to the whole world from mid-air, imploring them to revere and glorify Creator God for His judgment is coming. Using a direct broadcast satellite, SkyAngel went on the air on December 10, 1996 with six television channels and three radio channels. God may have sent an angel, or earthly messengers called missionaries, to proclaim the gospel to those people groups which do not have radio and television.
The second angelic announcement is the fall of the great city Babylon. The capital city of Baghdad is located roughly fifty miles north of the ancient ruins of Babylon in Iraq. Saddam Hussein likened himself to Nebuchadnezzar, and had a desire to be the head of a new Babylonian empire. Training of the 9/11/01 Saudi hijackers was linked to Iraq. People from over 90 nations were killed in that attack. A coalition of nations led by the US attacked Iraq. With "shock and awe" from April 3-12, 2003, Baghdad was subdued.
The third angelic announcement is a warning against worshiping the beast or receiving the mark of the beast or its image. The beast is Islam; it's image is a crescent moon. The Antichrist will arise to lead the Muslims in their take-over of the world. He will declare himself to be god on the Temple Mount and cause many Jews and Christians to be killed. I suspect this will occur before the trumpets and vials.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Barnes' Bible Commentary on this verse: "The most natural interpretation is that which refers it to civil power, meaning that there was something in the form of the existing administration which would prevent this development until that restraint should be removed."
I did not know what to expect on the first day of the Great Tribulation, and so I prayed and asked God for revelation, and I received the song, "This mountain shall be removed by My Spirit, sayeth the Lord."
"This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, said the LORD of hosts. Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace to it." (Zechariah 4:6b-7)
The "great mountain" during Zerubbabel's time was the empire of Babylon, which is called the "destroying mountain" in Jeremiah 51:24-25. Mountains refer to empires or kingdoms. I think in order for God to accomplish what He intends to do in the Middle East, He needed to remove the United States of America. The first war the United States of America encountered after becoming a nation was with the Muslims in 1801 who had declared war on all Christian nations. They were known as the Barbary Pirates of the Mediterranean. General Eaton told the new Secretary of State, "It is a maxim of the Barbary States, that 'The Christians who would be on good terms with them must fight well or pay well.'" At first the US paid their extortion money for safe passage, but when they took the ship and imprisoned the crew which brought the money, the US marines successfully stormed the shores of Tripoli. [http://www.daddezio.com/italy/barbary/history.html]
Today, President Obama declared to the Turkey parliament, "Let me say this as clearly as I can: The United States is not, and will never be, at war with Islam." He further clarified, "Our partnership with the Muslim world is critical in rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject." President Obama continued, "But I also want to be clear that America's relationship with the Muslim world cannot and will not be based on opposition to al Qaeda. Far from it. We seek broad engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect. We will listen carefully, bridge misunderstanding, and seek common ground." Each demonstration of American weakness and withdrawal emboldens the jihadists. Now with America subdued, the Antichrist may soon appear and declare himself to be god.
God's Hand ready to put those who hate Him into the Fire
There was also a unique sign in the heavens reported today. "In a new image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, high-energy X-rays emanating from the nebula around PSR B1509-58 have been colored blue to reveal a structure resembling a hand reaching for some eternal red cosmic light." [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0%2C2933%2C512767%2C00.html]
"Your hand shall find out all your enemies: your right hand shall find out those that hate you. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their fruit shall you destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men. For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform. Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows on your strings against the face of them." (Psalms 21:8-12)
"Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me: you shall stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands." (Psalms 138:7-8)
Sunday, April 5, 2009
John, the apostle, taught believers in Jesus would go through the Great Tribulation and many would be martyred in Revelation. Jesus, Paul and Peter all taught believers would have to persevere through great trial and that the dead are resurrected prior to the living being raptured at Christ's one and only return to earth. They all warned us not to be deceived. Keep believing in Jesus even though you have to stop believing in a pre-trib rapture.
3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4And 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. 5For 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: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved to fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (2 Peter 3:3-7)
Principles of Geology was written by Charles Lyell in 1830 espousing the new idea that the great canyons around the world were not the after effects of a world-wide flood (cataclysmic), but the constant erosion over hundreds of thousands of years (uniformitarian; "all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation"). Until that time, the Bible's description of creation and the cataclysm of Noah's flood were accepted facts. Charles Darwin took a copy of the Lyell's book with him on the S.S. Beagle to the Galapagos Islands, leading to his harmful theories of evolution and the superiority of the white race. Uniformitarianism and evolution eroded people's faith in the historical truth of the Bible. This has led to much false teaching in the church (1 Timothy 6:20) including the pre-tribulation rapture theory, which has led to a lack of holiness, love and power in the church, and a resistance to the truth (2 Timothy 3:1-8).
Deriving the Day of the LORD and the Start of Great Tribulation
Astronomers from the east ascertained the correct year of Christ's first coming, and astronomers from the west (Mayans) have predicted the correct year of Christ's second coming. But the Mayans worshiped the heavens, and so decreed the world's end on the winter solstice of December 21, 2012. God has appointed seven feasts for His people. Jesus fulfilled Unleavened Bread (sinless life), Passover (Lamb that was slain for the sin of the world), First Fruits (He rose from the dead), and Pentecost (He sent His Holy Spirit) during His first coming. The Fall feasts are Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Booths which Jesus will fulfill during His second coming. September 16th, 2012 is the new moon of Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, the Feast of Trumpets. Trumpets are prominent in the resurrection and rapture and return of Jesus Christ (Psalm 47:5-6; Matthew 24:29-31; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; Zephaniah 1:14-18; Joel 2:1-16; Revelation 11:15-19).
John describes the duration of the Great Tribulation as 42 months, 3 1/2 years, and 1,260 days. Counting backwards 1,260 days from September 16th, 2012 brings us to April 6, 2012. Hebrew days begin and end at sunset. Sunset in Jerusalem will be at 7:02 pm that day.
What Event Starts the 3 1/2 Year Clock?
But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given to the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth.(Rev. 11:2-3)
Two groups who will be involved throughout the Great Tribulation. The Muslims ("Gentiles") continue to occupy the Temple Mount, so doing so for another 42 months will not seem unusual. The Two Witnesses (Jewish and Gentile believers) are already present and proclaiming the gospel, though not to the point of withholding rain or praying plagues upon our enemies to demonstrate God's power. Counting backwards 1,260 days from September 16, 2012, the Great Tribulation clock begins on April 6, 2009.
All Great Tribulation days and times are according to Hebrew days and Jerusalem time. Dusk in Jerusalem on April 6, 2009, the first day of the Great Tribulation, might not have anything occur physically at all, or it may be very apparent. The war between Israel and Iran might see a major attack. China could stop buying US bonds. Any number of global "natural" disasters could hit.
God starts the Great Tribulation clock. It may be when He tells Michael to release Satan, and Satan "knows that his time is short". Satan's possession of the Antichrist and his deity declaration ("abomination of desolation") may follow shortly thereafter. It may be when God tells the four angels to start sealing the 144,000 (which must occur prior to the first trumpet), or when he tells an angel to announce the everlasting gospel with a loud voice to the world (Rev. 14:6-7).
The more important question is whether your faith can endure until Christ's coming. Jesus has waited to get His Bride for two thousand years. King Jesus is worth waiting for.
For a booklet describing the timing of the events in the Great Tribulation, go to http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/seals-trumpets-and-vials/6668840.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Most Middle Eastern gold is primarily held in London, in violation of the Koran. Thus the Muslims either need to make Britain a Muslim country or move their gold to a Muslim country. Iran might become the center of the Middle East's gold holding because it will be protected militarily by Putin's Russia. Iran could promote the gold dinar as a superior currency to the US dollar under nuclear threat.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
When the angel sounds the fifth trumpet, locusts from the bottomless pit ascend upon the earth. This first woe lasts for five months.
10And they had tails like to scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. 11And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue has his name Apollyon. 12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. (Rev. 9:10-12)
Both Abaddon and Apollyon mean destroyer. It is a destroying angel from the abyss.
Two Witnesses/Martyrs (Jewish and Gentile Believers)
Prophesy for 1,260 Days
The "Gentiles", Muslims, have had control of the Temple Mount for hundreds of years, and they will continue to control it and tread upon Jerusalem during the Great Tribulation. Some Muslims contest they are not Gentiles because they are circumcised, but all non-Jews are Gentiles. The duration of the Great Tribulation as 42 months also calculated as 1,260 days, so the months have to be 30 day months using the 360-day year calendar, which gives us 3 1/2 years. The two witnesses prophesy wearing sackcloth. Sackcloth is worn during mourning and grief, and during repentance and humiliation.
1And there was given me a reed like to a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given to the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. 3And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth. 4These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. (Revelation 11:1-4)
"Winesses" is martus, meaning martyrs. But there were seven candlesticks and no olive trees mentioned in the first few chapters of Revelation, so John is referring to a different prophetic scripture.
2And said to me, What see you? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are on the top thereof: 3And two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl, and the other on the left side thereof. . . . he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace to it. 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house . . . the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. 11Then answered I, and said to him, What are these two olive trees on the right side of the candlestick and on the left side thereof? 12And I answered again, and said to him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? . . . 14Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the LORD of the whole earth. (Zechariah 4:2-12 edited and emphasized)
The "seven lamps" are the seven-fold Spirit of God (Rev. 4:5) evident in the seven churches ("candlesticks"). The two olive trees in Zechariah 4 were Joshua, the high priest, and Zerubbabel, the governor. The two olive trees are connected with "those seven" of the "house" of "grace" whose "headstone" is Jesus. "Anointed ones" is ben yitshar, meaning anointed sons. The sons are described in the next chapter as the Son of God and the "remnant of her seed".
5And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up to God, and to his throne. . . . 11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death. . . . 17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12:5, 11, 17)
These are the Hebrew and Gentile believers during the Great Tribulation; the two witnesses that have been made "one new man" in Christ (Ephesians 2:11-22). The two witnesses combined constitute the Bride of Christ. The two witnesses are Us. We will be martyred for Our faith and given white robes (5th seal), but We will prophesy of Christ's coming for Us in powerful ways before We die. We will overcome Satan by the blood of Jesus, Our personal testimony, and Our determination to die rather than give up Our faith. We believers hold fast God's commandments and the "testimony" (marturia meaning witness) of Jesus Christ.
Have Miraculous Power
5And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, and devours their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. 7And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. (Revelation 11:5-7)
Real fire may come from Our mouths, or the Word of God from Our mouths may incense and devour Our enemies from the inside out (Jeremiah 5:14). Elijah was a foreshadow of the Great Tribulation saints, for he prayed it would not rain for 3 1/2 years, and it did not until he prayed that it would (James 5:17-18). Moses and Aaron turned the Nile to blood, and foretold Pharaoh of the plagues about to happen. The Beast of Islam will war against Christians and be victorious and kill them.
Will be Killed and Resurrected; the Second Woe
8And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. 10And they that dwell on the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelled on the earth. 11And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell on them which saw them. 12And they heard a great voice from heaven saying to them, Come up here. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 13And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe comes quickly. (Revelation 11:8-14)
New York City is the most populous city of the United States ("great city"), and it is the city with the largest Jewish population outside of Israel (like Egypt housed the Hebrews for hundreds of years). It also has a large homosexual community ("Sodom"). On September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers; the Muslims in Palestine were shown dancing in the streets and celebrating by passing out candy. This was the "white horse" of the first seal, and something similar may occur soon, beginning the Great Tribulation . Muslims have been slaughtering Christians around the world and leaving their corpses to rot. The "three and a half days" refers to the years of the Great Tribulation. The slaughter will continue and increase until the heavens and earth will shake at the Lord's coming, and our resurrection and rapture unto Him.
The Seventh Trumpet is the Third Woe
15And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 16And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell on their faces, and worshipped God, 17Saying, We give you thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which are, and were, and are to come; because you have taken to you your great power, and have reigned. 18And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward to your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth. 19And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightning, and voices, and thunder, and an earthquake, and great hail. (Revelation 11:1-19)
Then We will execute judgment on the wicked with King Jesus in great power and majesty.
Friday, March 13, 2009
The satanic system of Babylon in the last days in middle-eastern Islam. It is divided between the Sunnis (beast of the sea), the Shia (beast of the earth), and the Wahhabis (the whore that rides the beast of the sea).
The Wahhabis believe Allah has a physical body and sits on a throne, and is a unique unity. They insist on hatred and violence toward Muslims and non-Muslims who disagree with them. The House of Saud, which rules Saudi Arabia, funds the indoctrination of other Muslims into this sect. They would like to remain wealthy and in power, and do not ascribe to the end-time eschatology of the Shia. The bordering countries of Kuwait and United Arab Emirates are also Wahhabi.
The Shia, predominant in Iran with large populations in Iraq and Afghanistan, believe the descendants of Mohammed (religious leaders called Imams) have special political and religious power over the people. They believe they must create world-wide chaos before their savior, the Mahdi (12th Imam) will return to rule the world.
The Sunnis believe Mohammed's generals and their descendants power over the people. They also believe Allah does not resemble his creation in any way, and to imagine him in a form is idolatry. Yet they pray to saints to aid their prayers, which the Wahhabis consider idolatry. The Sunni sect is the largest with dozens of national adherents.
There are many other sects and beliefs, but these are the main sects of Islam.
Beast of the Sea (Sunni Confederation)
And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads the name of blasphemy. (Revelation 13:1)
Normal animals are usually called "beasts of the field". The phrase "sand of the sea" is used throughout the Bible to describe an innumerable multitude. This beast is comprised of people. It is very similar to the dragon described in the previous chapter, with a difference in the number of crowns. With the dragon, the crowns were worn by each empire. With the beast of the sea, the crowns equal the number of leaders (horns).
And the beast which I saw was like to a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.(Revelation 13:2)
This particular beast is a Frankenstein of empires first introduced in Daniel 7. These empires persecuted the Jews prior to the rebirth of the nation of Israel: lion of England, bear of Russia, and the leopard (panther) of Germany. Each of these countries is still involved and aiding the Muslim Beast, and each has a large population of Muslims.
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power to the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like to the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:3-8)
All Muslim countries have a large Sunni population except for Iran (Shia) and Saudi Arabia (Wahhabi). The "little horn" with the blasphemous mouth, arises from the large sea of Muslims.
Muqtada Al-Sadir from Iraq descended from Mohammad and leads the Mahdi Army of black flags while keeping connections with his father's social services network throughout Iraq; a combination of combat and compassion which has done well for Hezbollah and Hamas. He is currently a Shia cleric studying in Iran to become an ayatollah (which is usually a twelve year process). Osama ben Laden was/is a Sunni from Saudi Arabia who located his base, Al Qaeda, in Afghanistan. If he is still alive, he might be considered a candidate for Antichrist because he has great wealth and has had many victorious battles against infidels.
Beast of the Earth (Shia Confederation)
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11)
Lamb is arnion meaning lambkin or young lamb or ram. The horn in Afghanistan was/is Osama ben Laden, though he is Sunni; it's possible a Shia could take his place. The horn in Iran is Achmajinedab.
And he excercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.(Revelation 13:12-14)
If the seventh head of the beast of the sea was the Ottoman empire which was dissected at the end of WWI, yet survived and revived; and this lamb-like beast with two horns comes afterward, it is within the ancient Ottoman empire. These Muslims would deceive with miracles and wonders and their "fire"-power (nukes) and make an image to the beast. They will initiate a new holocaust.
Revived Medes and Persians (Afghanistan and Iran)
The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.(Daniel 8:20)
Japheth's son, Madai (hence Medes), occupied the lands now known as Afghanistan. In the third and second centuries BC, the Parthians, a nomadic Iranian people, arrived in ancient Afghanistan. The Parthians established control in most of what is Iran as early as the middle of the 3rd century BC; about 100 years later another Indo-European group from the north - the Tocharian Kushans (a subgroup of the tribe called the Yuezhi by the Chinese) - entered the region that is now Afghanistan and established an empire lasting almost four centuries. There remains a strong Shia dominance in central Afghanistan, urban centers and the Herat province.
Iran has the largest Shia population. Central Afghanistan and eastern Iraq also have large Shia populations. The United Arab Emirates and Yemen have small Shia populations.
And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score and six. (Revelation 13:15-18)
Iran is working on creating a new Islamic currency.
The Whore (Wahhabi Confederation)
Countries with large Wahhabi populations are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and United Arab Emirates. The heart of Wahhabism is the Kaaba in Mecca, and its economic capital is the port city of Jeddah 45 miles away. Together, Mecca and Jeddah and the house of Saud are well described in Revelation 18.
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Monday, February 16, 2009
1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: 2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads. 4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up to God, and to his throne. 6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days. 7And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, (Revelation 12:1-8)
The woman is the virgin Mary who gives birth to Jesus. Satan tried to kill Jesus as a baby (Rev. 12:4b) through king Herod. We know that Joseph and Mary fled with infant Jesus to Egypt. According to this scripture, they lived and were cared for in Egypt for 1,260 days, or 3 ½ years using the 360-day calendar. There was a large Jewish population in Egypt which likely took them in as the refugees they were. As a second fulfillment of "I called my son out of Egypt," (Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:15) they returned and settled in Nazareth. Jesus was resurrected and ascended into heaven ("caught up to God") and sits at the right hand of His Father.
Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD has said to me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you. Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. (Psalm 2:6-9)
Satan accusing and persecuting Jews and Christians
Much like Daniel 10 describes the angelic spiritual battle in the middle of two similar prophecies in Daniel 9 and 11, the interlude of Michael fighting Satan in Revelation 12:7-11, separates the first prophecy about a woman who fled to the wilderness with a second one.
10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brothers is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death. 12Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time. 13And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. (Revelation 12:10-13)
The kingdom of our God and of His Christ has been persecuted throughout the ages. The Spanish Inquisition brings to mind those who were accused day and night, but Protestants held onto their faith in Jesus and Jews held onto their faith in Jehovah even as they were exiled, tortured, and martyred. Sephardic Jews are those who lived in Spain and Portugal. Ferdinand and Isabella made the Alhambra Decree on March 31, 1492 ordering the conversion or expulsion of Jews from the Kingdom of Spain by July 31st of that year. Thousands were killed, hundreds of thousands left, and tens of thousands were baptized into the Catholic church (conversos). This has been confirmed using Y chromosome DNA testing which indicated that around 20% of Spanish men today have direct patrilineal descent from Sephardic Jews (University of Leicester and Pompeu Fara University, 2008). Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World three days after the Alhambra Decree deadline, which has caused some to consider he may have been a converso.
Christ's Bride is Protected in America for 3 1/2 Centuries
14And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12:14-17)
Beginning in Revelation 12:14 and through the next chapter, the animals of Daniel's fourth beast (Daniel 7) come back into play, beginning with the eagle wings which were plucked from the lion. These were the American colonies detached from the lion of England. A group of Puritans settled Jamestown in 1611; the same year the King James Bible was published back in England. America was still known as "the wilderness" for the next two hundred years.
In this case, "time, times, and half a time" equal 350 years. 2000 - 350 = 1650. From 1650-1726 the first wave of Jewish immigration came to the American colonies. The Jewish population rose to ten thousand. [According to US Census Bureau, the total population of colonies in 1650 was 4,700, and in 1720 it was 466,200.] From 1630-1650 the Puritans tried to establish a new Parliamentary system in England established on the sure foundation of Biblical Christianity. They won the civil war and installed Oliver Cromwell. In 1656, Cromwell allowed Jews to establish a Jewish Cemetery, and to have protection during prayers, but not to worship publicly. This was the end of the expulsion of the Jews from England. But the Puritans of England were grossly disappointed in Cromwell and the Parliament they set up, and continued to immigrate to America by the thousands.
Satan sent a flood of people to America's shores to try to water down the kingdom of God through the influx of foreigners with foreign beliefs, but America became a melting pot which allowed for cultural differences while maintaining the high ideals of Christianity (at least until the 1900's). So Satan sought to destroy Christians and Jews elsewhere around the globe.
Monday, February 2, 2009
1Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God. 2For, see, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head. 3They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted against your hidden ones. 4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against you: 6The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 7Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8Assur also is joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot. Selah. 9Do to them as to the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: 10Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth. 11Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yes, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: 12Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. 13O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. 14As the fire burns a wood, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire; 15So persecute them with your tempest, and make them afraid with your storm. 16Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD. 17Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yes, let them be put to shame, and perish: 18That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.
Some Bible commentators say this prophetic psalm was fulfilled during the reign of Jehoshaphat when Ammon, Moab, and those of mount Seir came to cast them out of their inheritance (2 Chronicles 20:10-12). But others say this particular confederation of nations never attacked Israel in Biblical history. All these tribes and the city of Tyre bordered Israel, only the city of Assur was distant.
Edom (in Jordan)
Ishmaelites (Egypt, Saudia Arabia and Iraq)
Moab (in Jordan)
Hagarenes (Saudi Arabia and Jordan)
Gebal (in Lebanon)
Ammon (in Jordan)
Amalek (in Jordan)
Philistines (in Gaza Strip)
Tyre (in Lebanon)
Assur (in northern Iraq)
The “children of Lot” are Edom and Moab from Lot's incestuous relations with his daughters after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Sisera and Jabin were located in Hazor (Judges 4:2), on the southwest tip of Hula Lake which is due north of the Sea of Galilee. Oreb, Zeeb, Zebah, and Zalmunna were Ishmaelite kings of Midian (Judges 8:3-5) located in the Arabian Peninsula. When Asaph wrote this psalm, the city of Assur was the capital of the waning Assyrian empire; "the Assyrian" is equated with the antichrist in prophecy. This Muslim confederation of nations attacked Israel in 1967, and God shamed them in the Six-Day War. The main aggressors were Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, but the following nations contributed troops and arms: Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria. In an attempt to deny God's existence, His enemies seek to wipe out His people.
The movie Against All Odds documents how the Arabs in the Six-Day War were "confused and troubled" by supernatural occurrences such as freak "winds" and "storms" or of seeing angels and hearing voices which either paralyzed them or caused them to run in fear. Though Psalm 83 has been fulfilled, it gives clarity to the immediate goal of the beast, as well as to the foundation of its worship.
21Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, Rise you, and fall on us: for as the man is, so is his strength. And Gideon arose, and slew Zebah and Zalmunna, and took away the ornaments that were on their camels' necks. 22Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, Rule you over us, both you, and your son, and your son's son also: for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian. 23And Gideon said to them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the LORD shall rule over you. 24And Gideon said to them, I would desire a request of you, that you would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.) (Judges 8:21-24)
In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon (Isaiah 3:18)
Ornament is sah-har-one'; a round pendant for the neck, a round tire like the moon. Most Muslim flags contain a moon and/or star(s); the root of their religion. Nimrod, “a mighty hunter against the LORD” built the cities of Assur and Babel from whence came the Assyrians and Babylonians. The religious system he implemented was that of worshiping the moon and stars with the aide of cult prostitutes. Nimrod and his ilk changed the godly message of the constellations into a sordid soap opera. The symbols of moon worship (beside the moon itself) were bulls and pyramids. The name of the moon god was Alilah, and eventually Allah. The feminine form 'Allat' is found in the name of Sanballat in the book of Nehemiah. Midian is now Saudi Arabia, and the heart of Islam is Mecca.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, just as the modern state of Israel was being formed. Just before war broke out between Israel and the Hezbollah in July 2006, another miraculous archaeological revelation was given. A bulldozer uncovered a Latin prayer book in Ireland on July 20, 2006. It was opened to Psalm 83, the prophetic psalm of Asaph. Hezbollah had launched Katusha rockets into Israel on July 12th, and a few days later kidnapped two Israeli soldiers; thus began the Lebanon War of July, 2006. Though it was not an all out war as in 1967, it was still a moon-otheistic confederation fighting towards Israel's extinction.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
This is the only feast on the first of a month; the new moon. The first of Tishri was a memorial of blowing trumpets. The passage does not specify what is being memorialized. Traditionally, Jews suspect it commemorates the day Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Moriah, but God provided a two-horned ram instead. A ram's horn is a shofar or trumpet. Others surmise it commemorates the giving of the ten commandments, since a trumpet is involved (Exodus 19:13,16,19), but that has its own celebration: feast of weeks. There was another important day in the history of the Hebrews which scripture associates with blowing trumpets, and that is the day of Joseph's inauguration.
1And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: . . .14Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in to Pharaoh. 15And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of you, that you can understand a dream to interpret it. 16And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace. . . . 39And Pharaoh said to Joseph, For as much as God has showed you all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are: 40You shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you. 41And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt. 42And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in clothing of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; 43And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. 44And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. 45And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. 46And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. (Genesis 41:1a, 15-16, 39-46)
One translation of Zaphnathpaaneah is 'living bread man' since he was to store the grain to provide bread that would sustain life in Egypt. In one day God took him from the prison to the palace, gave him a wife, and gave him an empire to rule. Though the scripture here does not mention trumpets being blown as Joseph was paraded through the streets; it is clear in Psalms.
3Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. 4For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. 5This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not. 6I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. (Psalm 81:3-6)
JESUS' FIRST COMING
Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Bethlehem means 'house of bread,' and the "Bread of Life" was born there on Rosh Hashanah; the Jewish New Year in which kings are crowned (1 Kings 1:34 and 2 Kings 9:13). Like Joseph, Jesus was ridiculed by his brothers. Like Joseph, Jesus' kin left him for dead in the ground. Like Joseph, Jesus was sold for thirty pieces of silver. Like Joseph, Jesus went into Egypt. Like Joseph, Jesus was falsely accused. For more similarities see http://hugginsnet.com/wiley2/?p=137 .
JESUS' SECOND COMING
Like Joseph, on one day Jesus will arise to rule over the whole world (after "two full years" = 2,000 years) second only to Father-God, and be married to "Asenath" which means "she belongs to her father" (that's us, the Bride). It is a fitting day for the King of kings to reclaim His kingdom on earth at the "last trumpet" when we are gathered unto Him. Those who believe in King Jesus should be watching and ready for His return.
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Friday, January 16, 2009
JESUS' FIRST COMING
Joseph was the Hebrew who was sold into slavery in Egypt, only to rise to reign Egypt and provide a place for the Hebrews to live in abundance during the famine, and save the world from starvation by storing grain. Two hundred fifteen years after his death, a pharaoh arose "who knew not Joseph;" and Moses was born, and Miriam watched over him. [Mara, Maria, Mary, Marjam, and Miriam are all based upon the same root word.] Miriam is not mentioned by name until she sings of God's victory over Egypt's army after crossing the Red Sea.
Both Joseph and Moses are redeemers of the Hebrew people. Joseph became governor of Egypt at age 30, the same age Jesus was baptized as "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." God gave Moses instructions to have the Hebrews prepare a lamb and eat the feast of Passover prior to their exodus from Egypt. Note that the Hebrews remained in Egypt during the plagues, but that God made distinction between them and the Egyptians, and those who placed the lamb's blood on their doors so that the angel of death would "pass over" them. The three nights of their travels across the Sinai Peninsula correspond to the three nights Jesus was entombed. Jesus' resurrection morning corresponds to the Hebrews' safe crossing and the destruction of their enemies, when Miriam takes a timbrel and dances and sings of God's victory.
Hosea 11:1 "When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt." Just as the Hebrews physically dwelt in Egypt and were brought out safely, so too Jesus dwelt in Egypt for safety and was later called out. Matthew 2:14-15 " 14When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son." As the Bride of Christ we have been called out of darkness into His light (1 Peter 2:9).
JESUS' SECOND COMING
Joseph, son of Jacob, and Mary, daughter of Heli (means 'ascending'), were descendants of King David who was born in Bethlehem. Bethlehem means 'house of bread,' and the "Bread of Life" was born there on Rosh Hashanah; the Jewish New Year in which kings are crowned.
Joseph, ancient Jacob's son, was a faithful son who was sold into slavery. He was a faithful slave who was falsely accused and thrown into prison. In both periods of tribulation (the greater tribulation in prison was for more than two years), Joseph was highly favored and caused to prosper. It was his ability to interpret dreams which led to his release. When Joseph was brought out of prison and made second in command over Egypt, trumpets were blown. The trumpets blown during Rosh HaShanah are a memorial of Joseph reigning over Egypt (Lev. 23:24-25; Genesis 41:46-47,50a; Psalm 81:3-5a; Revelation 11:8,15). Joel chapter 2 combines this celebration with God's Spirit poured out on all flesh so as to dream and prophesy just prior to the Lord's coming.
Though the Bride of Christ may be falsely accused and enslaved and imprisoned during the great tribulation, we can still expect God's gracious hand of favor to be upon us, making a distinction between believers and unbelievers as plagues are released. Several of the plagues mentioned in Revelation were of the ten used upon Egypt.
At His first coming, Jesus fulfilled the three spring feasts and sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, leaving the three fall feasts to be fulfilled with His second coming. The first of the fall feasts is Rosh Hashanah. It is a fitting day for the King of kings to reclaim His kingdom on earth at the "last trumpet" when we are gathered unto Him. Those who believe in King Jesus should be watching and ready for His return.
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Saturday, January 10, 2009
v10 Jesus found a woman worthy of the bride-price of His precious ruby-red life-blood.
v11 Jesus confides in her as a friend (John 15:15), even with his battle plans.
v12 The Bride is committed to a life-time of good works. (Titus 2:14-15)
v13 The Bride works willingly, motivated by love and compassion. (1 Peter 5:2-4; Hosea 2:9)
v14 The Bride goes the distance for good food. (Psalm 104:26-28)
v15 The Bride awakens before dawn to prepare food and to give instruction.
v16 The Bride expands her food production ability: bread and wine for communion. (Mat. 13:44)
v17 The Bride is solid and steadfast and determined. (Genesis 49:24-26)
v18 The Bride is industrious at night. (Matthew 5:15-16)
v19 The Bride makes coverings. (Psalm 90:17; 1 Peter 4:8)
v20 The Bride gives to the needy. (1 Timothy 5:10)
v21 The Bride does not fear, for Her Family is covered in the scarlet-blood of Christ. (Prov. 3:24-25)
v22 The Bride makes coverings for her Home and herself as Queen. (Ps. 45:9-15)
v23 Jesus, the Bridegroom, shall judge the earth. (Psalms 67:4)
v24 The Bride did business; She worked with her hands and sold her wares.
(1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)
v25 The Bride is clothed in Christ's glory, prepared and rejoicing in the last day. (Isaiah 28:5)
v26 The Bride speaks the Truth in love. (Pslams 107:43)
v27 The Bride manages her Household well, and not in idle gossip. (Galatians 6:10; 1 Timothy 5:15)
v28 Converts bless the Bride. The Lord Jesus raves about Her. (1 Tim. 3:15-16; Song of Solomon 4)
v29 The Bride is a Woman of virtue and excellence. (1 Corinthians 9:25)
v30 The Bride reverences her Groom, and He will share His glory with Her. (Zephaniah 3:17-20)
v31 The Bride's works are rewarded. (1 Timothy 2:9-10; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15)
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I am going to interlace Esther's history of how Purim became a holiday with Jesus' fulfillment of Passover and First Fruits.
On the first month of Nisan on the 13th day Haman and his buddies cast lots (purim) to find the best day to annihilate the Jews; it fell to Adar 13. Haman requested king Ahasuerus (Xerxes) to have all the Jews in his kingdom killed and their properties confiscated. Letters were written in all the languages and sent out so that on the 13th of the twelfth month of Adar all the Jews would be exterminated. (Esther 3:12-14) [Jesus was anointed for His burial.]
Mordecai relays the plot to Esther who requests three days of fasting before she approaches the king unbidden to appeal for her people and possibly be slain right then. (Esther 4:14-17)
Nisan 14 was the first day of the fast. [Jesus was tried, beaten, crucified, and placed in a tomb on the Feast of Passover.]
Nisan 15 was the second day of the fast.
Nisan 16 was the third day of the fast, and Esther approached the king uninvited, but was accepted by the king who was ready to grant her any request, but she arranged a banquet with Haman. (Es. 5:1-4)
This allowed time for Haman's pride to escalate to his own ruin.
On Nisan 17, Esther held a second banquet with Haman and the king in which Haman's evil plans for Mordecai and the Jews are both turned around for their good and Haman's destruction. (Esther 7-9)
[Jesus rose from the dead on the Feast of First Fruits.]
The original letters could not be revoked, so King Xerxes sent a second dispatch which encouraged the Jews throughout his Persian empire to defend themselves against their enemies on Adar 13. Which they did, and the next day they held great festivities and memorialized it as Purim.
The Persian empire (Iran), and its proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah, have vocalized their desire to annihilate the Jews, and have lobbed rockets at Israel. This year Adar 13 will be March 9th. So if the Israelis do not take out Iran's nuclear arsenal before then, Iran (Persia) might attack Israel on Purim, March 9, 2009, for a bit of historical payback.
Psalm 122:6 "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you."
Like Esther, We need to petition the King of kings to stop the planned extermination of His people. Bride of Christ, Israel needs your prayers for its peace and protection.
For more information on Jewish holidays and future fulfillment, go to
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sword is machaira in Greek; meaning a large sword (like a machete) for cutting flesh and killing. It is the feminine form of mache, a battle.
Revelation 8:7-8 "7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."
Sword is rhomphaia in Greek; meaning a sabre or cutlass, which is comparable to the scimitar. The Persian word for scimitar is shamshir, meaning 'lion's claw'.
Beasts is therion in Greek; meaning wild or venomous beasts. It is based upon thera, which means hunting with a snare or trap, and figuratively to prepare the destruction of men.
Iran has set its trap for the destruction of Israel with Hezbollah in the north (2006 war) and Hamas in the south (Dec. 2008 current war) while Iran prepares the components given to it from Russia and other countries to produce a "great sword". In December, 2008 Russia sold Iran S-300 long-range missiles as an "air defense" system. [http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=5789]
As Iran keeps tormenting Israel into battles, Islam is fomenting its hatred for the Jews worldwide, and most media is playing into their hands. They will eventually turn the whole world against Israel and demand its destruction.
Revelation 16:13-16 "13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."
Although they are bent upon another Holocaust. Jesus will come to deliver His people and to slaughter the unbelievers.
Revelation 17:14 "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful."
Notice just prior to the battle of Armageddon, Jesus tells His Bride to watch for His coming; and when Jesus engages the enemy, His chosen and faithful Bride is with Him to do battle. Wake up, Bride, and keep your garments pure and righteous.
For more info on the rapture of the Bride of Christ, see the lesson on Resurrections and Rapture at www.KneelingMedia.org/AwakeBride/
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given to him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. 3And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given to him a great sword. 5And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and see a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6And I heard a voice in the middle of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see you hurt not the oil and the wine. 7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."
The four horsemen have already begun, and roughly correspond to the "birth pangs" of Matthew 24:4-12. They precede the 3 1/2 year Great Tribulation. Though Islamic terrorists had bombed many embassies worldwide, it was the attack on September 11, 2001 (Rosh HaShanah was a week later) which awakened the world to the "peaceful" white horse of Islam attempting to conquer the world without "arrows" (nukes). To view Islam's toll of conquest, visit http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ which keeps track of each attack worldwide. This leads us to the red horse of terrorism which has "taken peace from the earth." Not content to just kill infidels, the Muslims also kill other Muslims ("they should kill one another"). On September 11, 2006 a 12-year-old boy was among six people murdered by a suicide bomber at a funeral for a previous victim of a suicide bombing in Afghanistan; thirty-six were wounded.
Joel 3:2,9,12 "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. Proclaim you this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about."
"On September 11, 2008 US Consul General Jacob Walles admitted during an interview with a Palestinian newspaper that there were secret negotiations taking place to divide Jerusalem. The US State Department and Israeli officials were quick to deny such negotiation. Consul General Walles is second in command under the US ambassador to Israel and knows what is going on. I feel he let "the cat out of the bag." Walles statement was in perfect agreement with Secretary Rice's actions.
This admission by the Consul General was on Thursday, September 11. At the very time of this admission, Hurricane Ike was rushing toward Texas. This was a massive hurricane 600 miles wide! It struck late Friday and the eye went directly up Galveston Bay. Entire towns were destroyed and Houston was crippled. The rippling effect is not known at this time. The damaged is estimated now at $20 billion and counting. This was bad enough but then Lehman Brothers, one of the largest Wall Street banks, collapsed right on the heels of the hurricane. Then the domino effect hit the stock market." [John McTernan from http://johnmcternansinsights.blogspot.com/ ]
Again it was during the "days of awe" between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Sept. 29 and Oct. 9, 2008) that the black horse of economic ruin traveled the globe. (Was it just Democrats causing runs on banks to create economic uncertainty to shift the focus off of the war in Iraq so that their candidate would be elected? Or were rich terrorists making large computer transactions ½ hour before closing for twelve days? Who are the private owners of the Federal Reserve Bank?) There may yet come a blight on wheat and barley until it gets to the point where "daily bread" will cost a day's wages (Rev. 6:6). Israel has a native plants conservatory which will help them replant.
Then comes the pale horse of Death. Currently Islam has a majority in one fourth of the world. [http://abuusamah.wordpress.com/2008/01/18/world-muslim-population/] Russia still has a large Muslim population even after all the "-istan" secessions. Current Muslim world population is estimated between 21% [http://www.geocities.com/richleebruce/b/islam.html] and 27% [http://www.islamicpopulation.com/]. And in those parts of the world in which Islam has power, it is killing through war and famine. All this chaos before the 3 1/2 year clock of the Great Tribulation even begins.
Jesus, the Lamb of God was born on Rosh HaShanah, September 11, 3 B.c. and He will return after the Great Tribulation as the Lion of the tribe of Judah to rescue the righteous and to destroy the wicked. His Bride needs to wake up and live righteously and lovingly, and proclaim the good news of grace in Jesus while there is still time.
For information on Christ's birth, see Biblical Astronomy at