By Joel Joseph
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
The Bible isnât exactly clear on what sort of political system a nation should have, but it does contain many vital principles. In politics we are essentially dealing with the world system, so a theocracy is not required for any nation, but a nation under God is!
In other words, a nation should always have God above its constitution and respect the law of God.
The Bible does come pretty close to spelling out the political system required for the State of Israel, which is what much of this edition is about â and the arising new monster threat to Israel, of which very few are aware.
In this edition I want to have a look at some surprising facts about the politics of God for the nations and for Israel.
I will also look at some of the big principles and philosophies of democracy and related issues.
Iâll also have a further look at some of the issues of the recent US election.
The destruction of globalism:
Globalism is the agenda of Satan and the worldâs fiscal and political elite, the establishment, the worldâs liberals and others. Globalism sounds so good. It means togetherness, unity and âletâs all love one another right now.â This is the way to build world peace they believe.
Everyone must all be one, in this brave new world, living side by side with LGBTs, university intellectuals, liberal democrats and all people. Globalism creates a strong new world, they believe!
Yes, you can even find globalism in the Bible:
Genesis 11:6 âIndeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing they propose to do will be withheld from them.â
Do you see the power in unity (globalism)? âNothing will be withheld from them.â That would include world peace. The rest of this portion of scripture goes on to describe Godâs destruction of this effort at Babel, including the full destruction of Babylon.
The exact opposite of globalism, Godâs way, is revealed in the hated instruction for nations in Acts.
Acts 17:26 âGod has made from one blood, every nation (ethnic tribe) to dwell on the face of the earth, and determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, so that they should seek the Lord...â
The Bible is the only book whose system, when applied can make you truly free. All other political systems enslave you to man, under the false promise of peace, liberty and freedom.
There are two major sweeping themes to be aware of now. These are the rejection of globalism by the masses and the rejection of mass Muslim migration into Western nations. These two alone could cause a much bigger crack in the world than many think.
The UKâs Brexit and the US election shows the masses now voting against the establishment. Poland is about to do the same. Votes are coming up in Italy, France and others. They are all expected to show the same swing away from the globalist agendas.
âââPolitics in concert with the mass-media has a massive, deadly agenda which is not to give you peace or make you better. Its agenda and objective is to change you into one of them, so that the devil can walk in and have easy access to you. It is to insert into you their values, lack of virtues and make you a true world-human â a dead machine with God removed.
The agenda of the worldâs politics, the mass-media and its rulers is to produce whatâs best for Satan.
Liberalism believes that any truth must justify itself before the god of collective human reasoning. Toleration of all things in and with their sin is the highest value of the liberal.
True Christianity is rooted in the supernatural. Liberalism is rooted in naturalism with the âsuperâ (God) missing, and sin at home within.
Liberalism has as its main objective â world peace, but Satanâs way. The uniqueness of the cross is that it separates, and divides between Godly ways and Satanâs.
The catch phrase of all liberals is: âEvery day in every way we are getting better and better.â
They all have no answer for sin. They all reject the cross...they have a sin-filled âbetter.â
When you remove God from a nation or society a horror-inverse begins to take place. Here it is:
The cycle of doom:
There is a well identifiable, repeating pattern in history, which runs from liberty to tyranny. Liberty with God removed becomes tyranny.
Freedom is not real freedom if it allows freedom to be destroyed. Thatâs Satanâs way.
It is the knowledge of God in the land that produces restraint. (Hosea 4:2) Democracy with God removed becomes intrinsically evil and a system of Satan.
If you want to remain an ignorant, uninformed idiot, just let your primary source of everything be the politicians and mass-media. They are guaranteed to deceive you. If you want to be truly liberated, free, full of truth and holiness, let your primary source be the word of God, the Spirit of God, and put the mass media right down at the bottom of the list.
Godâs word on politics:
For your benefit here are some important verses on the politics of God for the Christian:
1 Timothy 2:1-4 âPray for Kings and all in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.â
This verse above, gives us the very purpose of politics under God. It is that we may live a quiet, peaceable life in an environment where the gospel can go out unhindered, to get people saved.
Psalm 33:12 âBlessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.â
Note the word âblessedâ in the verse above! It comes to a nation whose constitution has respect and reverence for God and His law. Now have a look at the exact opposite in the verse below:
Deuteronomy 28:47-48 âBecause you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and in need of all things; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you.â
Do you see how poverty and failure comes to a nation in the verse above?
Now read the verse below. Note that a nation must have a pro-Israel stance. Do you know that every nation on earth ever, that has not done so, has collapsed or been destroyed somewhere down the line. Britain turned on Israel, now look what has happened to them. Some are still awaiting their destruction which is coming soon.
Isaiah 60:12 âThe nation and kingdom which will not serve you (Israel) shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined.â
Genesis 12:3 âI will bless those who bless you (Israel) and I will curse those who curse you.â
Democracy will kill Israel, or will it?
Thatâs an emotive headline. Itâs only partially true. Israelâs political system is a multi-party democratic Parliamentary system with an elected President and an independent judiciary.
But hereâs the catch, and the reason why the world will go crazy over this issue. The Israeli electorate does not include the people of the so-called âoccupied territories.â They do not have voting rights in Israel itself.
The people of the âterritoriesâ have their own internal political parties and system. This is why Israel is often (falsely) called an apartheid state.
There are 10.7 million Palestinians in these âterritories.â 95% of them are Muslim. They have the fastest growing population in the world.
25% of the Israeli population are Arabs. 81% of them are Muslims. They have full, equal, voting rights if they are resident within the State of Israel itself and not the âoccupied territories.â Arabs currently hold ten seats in the Knesset. It is not an apartheid state!
A full, all inclusive, one man, one vote system, including those of the âoccupied territories,â would immediately destroy the Jewish State! Israel would become a Muslim state in five seconds, simply due to the numbers.
So what do we do with this conundrum?
Now, Iâm again going to intentionally offend many of you.
You have raised democracy to God-status. You think manâs choice is the final answer if itâs in the majority. You blind fools. You deserve to be deceived!
You think that the majority is right, because they are the majority! You think you are wise and can see! In case you didnât get it â you are blind, stupid fools!
You say (especially all you heathens in the UN, EU and others) that the democratic way is to throw all of Israel, including the âterritoriesâ into one big melting pot and winner takes all. âThatâs democracyâ, you say!
Do you know what a constitution is? It is just the same as a covenant. Here I have spelt out Godâs eternal, political constitution for Israel. Here's a few:
Deuteronomy 4:40 âYou shall keep His statutes and commandments that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God is giving you for all time.â
Deuteronomy 1:8 âSee I have set the land before you; go in and possess (Lit=occupy) the land which the Lord swore to your fathers â to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give to them and to their descendants after them.â
Genesis 17:18-21 âAbraham said to God, âO that Ishmael might live before You!â Then God said: âNo, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendant after him.â
God excludes the so-called Palestinian territories from His constitution!
The UN, EU and others are now looking at a new one-state solution for Israel in light of the continued failure of the two-state solution. But it is this one state, which includes the people of the âterritoriesâ as part of Israel.
This would be nothing but the transformation of all of Israel into an Islamic Palestinian State... just what Satan wants!
Israelâs three choices are: âA One- State Solution. âA Two - State solution. âAn independent democratic Jewish State excluding the âterritories.â Only one, the latter, is Godâs choice!
The Palestinians have repeatedly said (and demonstrated), that no Jew will be allowed into an âIslamic Israel,â if it ever came about. Interestingly, the blinded, biased, mass-media, the voice of Satan, has never questioned that extreme Nazi-like apartheid ever. The reason is because they are of the same spirit!
Yet they continuously condemn Israel for its obedience to Godâs word and His covenant promises!
Mike Pence: âIsrael is not hated for what she does wrong, but for what she does right. Israel is hated by terrorists and the failed states that support them. Israel is hated because she is free.â
You can be very, very sure that the mass media will inspire, influence and motivate the next Holocaust, which they will be partly responsible for creating and supporting!
âºGod commanded the Jews never to assimilate into the nations of the world in their dispersion. They have never been able to assimilate! Have you ever wondered why? The reason is to preserve their identity, biblical value system with the traditions and convocations of God.
Assimilation has always been forbidden by our Lord.
Zechariah 10:9 âI will sow them among the peoples (nations), and they shall remember Me in the far countries. They shall live together with their children, and they shall return.â
Understand that the dispersion does not mean that God is finished with the Jews or the land, yet the Palestinians today believe the land and the city is theirs! In fact the very purpose for the command not to assimilate, is for the great end-time Second Exodus and return.
What is coming now, very soon is an all out conflict between Godâs will and choice and Satanâs.
Will the USA now stand with Godâs will and choice? Will the USA facilitate Godâs choice for Israel?
So far, it looks like it.
Here is terrible indictment upon the mass-media and the nations that turn from the ways of God:
***Jeremiah 7:28 âThis is the nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God, nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.â
***Jeremiah 8:8-9 âHow can you say, âwe are wise, and the law of the Lord is with usâ? âLook the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?ââ
Biblical characteristics of Islam:
The following characteristics are derived from the verses listed. They apply to the people who became our modern day Arabs, which in turn is applied to Islam, although obviously not exclusively.
âThey live by the sword. (Genesis 27:40-41)
âThey live by violence against their brother (Israel). (Obadiah 1:10)
âThey are wild men, unrestrained, with their hand against every man. (Genesis 16:12)
âThey are scheming, betraying and jealous. (Genesis 25, Genesis 21:9)
Donald Trump is likely to be an end-time surprise, but Muslims will be the big spanner in the works.
The Muslim Brotherhood has already declared the Trump victory a âdisaster.â Trump will in turn declare them a terrorist organisation!â
The 45th President of the US â Donald Trump:
âºThe biggest losers of the US election, without doubt were the mass-media â CNN in particular!
45 is written in Hebrew as âGavle.â The word means âredemption.â Other meanings include âpreservationâ and âprotection.â One of the numerics websites lists 45 as âworld ruler.â
The Trump / Cyrus connection:
Cyrus, facilitated the return of the stolen temple vessels back to Jerusalem and gave the decree to rebuild the temple.
Cyrus was chosen and used by God for His purposes in spite of the fact that Cyrus was no saint and was a Gentile ruler.
Interestingly, this section below on Cyrus the king of Persia was sent to me from a Persian, (Iranian) Jewish believer!
Cyrus was the Persian king in power when the Jewish captivity in Babylon ended. He was responsible for the destruction of the Babylonian Empire and the return of the Jews, carrying the sacred temple implements and vessels that had been plundered and stolen by the Babylonians, back to Jerusalem.
It was this theft of the sacred temple vessels that caused the âwriting on the wall.â
Cyrus was well known for his decree to allow the Jews to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.
The name Cyrus means âfar-sighted soul.
What You Know About Hell is Wrong:
Challenge yourself to place Biblical study over tradition.
By Wesley Baines
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
What do you know about Hell?
Perhaps you imagine a place of darkness and fire, where God happily sends unbelievers to suffer in eternal, smoke-filled agony at the hands of demonic torturers.
If you did, youâd be wrong.
Hell is one of the most misunderstood concepts of Christian theology, both by those within the religion, and by those outside of it. This misrepresentation of Hell not only does damage to the image of the Christian Church, but also causes some of the faithful, themselves, to fall away from what they perceive to be a monstrous God.
At the heart of this is the issue of the very character of Godâwhat we believe about Hell affects what we believe about the Lord who created it. When we are wrong about Hell, we misrepresent God.
And so it is vital to try and grasp the reality of what Hell truly is.
Hell is real. There is no worse place in all creation. But itâs also very different from what youâve been taught.
Here are the THREE MISCONCEPTIONS about Hell that you need to stop believing:
âHell is eternal."
The biggest lie weâve ever been told about Hell is that it lasts forever.
The Bible simply does not support the idea of unending, conscious torment. There is much more evidence that, instead of agony, the end of the wicked lies in oblivion.
Annihilationism is the view that anyone who refuses Godâs redemption simply ceases to exist after an indeterminate period of tormentâthey are eventually annihilated rather than damned to suffer eternally. The Bible, when we read carefully, seems to support this view in several ways.
Scripture speaks of the wicked suffering âeternal punishment,â âeternal destruction,â and âeternal judgment,â but the language indicates that it is the consequence of unbelief that is eternal, not the duration. The unsaved are âdestroyed forever,â but they are not eternally being destroyed. They are annihilated, and cease to be.
Most tellingly, Matthew 10:28 reads, âDo not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.â While Christian pop culture teaching will tell you that the still-living soul burns in Hell forever, this verse shows that God destroys souls in Hell.
The warning of an eternal Hell is what puts many non-Christians on the defensive, but the warning of the annihilationist is both Biblical and believable, and, as weâre about to see, shows Godâs true character.
âGod wants unbelievers to go to Hell.â
If thereâs one image that criticize the Church seize on the most, it is that of the eternally angry God who enjoys locking the unsaved away in the fires of Hell.
Thereâs one problem here. Thatâs not Godâs character at all.
Psalms 30:5 speaks of Godâs temperament, saying âFor his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime.â Numerous other scriptures speak of Godâs enduring, eternal loveâif Godâs anger is temporary and his love, eternal, then what sense does an eternal Hell make? Itâs simply not compatible.
But it is in Ezekiel 18:23 that we find the most compelling description of how God feels about the unrepentant. Here, God says, ââDo I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?â declares the Sovereign Lord. âRather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?ââ
God loves His creations, and only wants the best for us. He is grieved when we do not choose to live in His word.
Why, then, you might ask, would He allow Hell? Why not take everyone up to Heaven, no matter what?
The answer to that lies bound up in the gift of free will.
God always allows us choiceâHe did not create automatons. And in the end, weâre given a final choice: go and live with God in Heaven, or separate ourselves from Him. And since God is the source of all life and energy, to separate from Him is to cease. Without Him, we are un-created.
A lesser being wouldnât give humankind that choiceâit would create slaves of us. But God doesnât do that. He loves us so much that He gives us a choice.
âIn Hell, demons will torture you.â
The final popular misconception about Hell is that it is a place where human souls are tortured by demons. This image has been popularized by historical art, by modern film and fiction, and even by the Catholic Church, itself.
But there isnât a shred of evidence in the Bible that Hellâs horrors come from demons. Theyâre prisoners, tooânot the jailers.
While Hell as a place of agony may not be eternal for humans, it is still a very real place, with very real consequences. The book of Revelation shows that Hell, is a place of agony and forever torment for Satan and his demons, is a holding area like the grave for those who refused God in life, where they remain until the Day of Judgment, when they will perish and made nothing. In actuality they are in the grave waiting for the Great White Throne judgement.
Is the concept of eternal torment in Hell really Biblical? Most Christians think there is a place of eternal fire and torment called Hell which will be the ultimate fate of the wicked. Satan, they believe, is to rule in this limited kingdom of Hell and torture his unwilling subjects for all eternity. The concept of an eternal fiery Hell designed to torment sinners forever has been taught by the Catholic Church and accepted as true for many centuries. Integral to this concept is the proposition that no one will ever really die, since upon the death of your external mortal body, your spirit immediately (supposedly) travels to Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory. You either live forever in heaven with God, or you live forever in torment in Hell with Satan and his angels - at least that is what is taught and believed by most of the Christian world.
Let Us Explore
I would like to explore what the Bible really teaches and how it compares to this Catholic concept of Hell and death. Let's start in the book of Romans-
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Note the wages for sin is death, not eternal punishment and torment in some place called Hell. We are not promised immortality in Hell! If Christ did not die in our place, if He did not take our sins to the cross and pay the death penalty that we are condemned to as sinners, then the price for sin is not paid and we retain our sins, and we will surely pay the death penalty ourselves because of our sins.
Ezek 18:4 says, âBehold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.â
Ezek 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Scripture makes very clear that unrepentant unbelieving sinners will surely pay the penalty of death for their sins if they do not believe in Jesus Christ:
John 5:24 states, âVerily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Note that there are only two fates listed. Sinners will perish, but the faithful will receive eternal life. It should be plain that these verses say nothing about sinners living forever in eternal torment. If sinners perish (die) and do not have eternal life, then what exactly is death and what happens when you die?
Eccl 9:5 says, âFor the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.â
Eccl 9:6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in anything that is done under the sun.
Psa 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
Psa 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Death here is described as the very thoughts of a person perishing, that the dead know nothing, and do not even praise the Lord. The dead return to the earth, the grave, there is no conscious spirit that survives to ascend to heaven. Death is obliteration. Next let's look at what has to be the most quoted verse from the Bible-
John 3:16 the word says, âFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.â
What Christian does not know this verse? Maybe they can quote it by heart, but do they really understand what it says? Again there are only two choices presented. Believers will receive eternal life, but the unbeliever will perish. Eternal life or death that is too perish. The wicked will not receive eternal life or eternal punishment, they will die, which means to perish! When you die, you are gone, you no longer exist, not even in some spirit form. You are nothing, you return to the void never to return. Gone Forever!
Who are Spirit Beings?
All of the angels God created are spirit beings. The book of Hebrews states: âBut to which of the angels has He ever said: âSit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool?â Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?â (Hebrews 1:13-14, emphasis added throughout).
When speaking of those who would be in the resurrection at His return, Jesus said, âBut those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrectionâ (Luke 20:35-36). So we see from the Bible that spirit will not die.
The devil was at one time a righteous angel! Therefore, he, too, is a spirit being. The prophet Ezekiel spoke of Satan before he rebelled. We are told he was an âanointed cherub [a powerful angel] who covers,â a reference to those angels honored to stand at Godâs throne (Ezekiel 28:14; see also Exodus 25:20). Isaiah 14:12 tells us that his name then was Lucifer. âLuciferâ is translated from the Hebrew word heylel, which means âshining oneâ (Brown, Driver, Briggs Hebrew Lexicon).
Ezekiel continues describing Lucifer saying, âYou were perfect in your ways from the day you were createdâ (verse 15). However, at some point this high-ranking angel became corrupt. He turned egotistical, violent and selfish. Lucifer sinned against his Creator. And in doing so, he became Satan, meaning âadversaryâ (International Standard Bible Dictionary, article âSatanâ).
Other scriptures indicate that Satan convinced one-third of the other angels to join his rebellion in an attempt to overthrow God (Revelation 12:4, 7). Because of his rebellion, God said to him: âI cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain [government] of God; and I destroyed you O covering cherub from the midst of the fiery stonesâ (Ezekiel 28:16).
Christ told His disciples that He had personally witnessed this momentous event (Luke 10:18). Let us see how Satan could be destroyed, even though he is a spirit being.
How is Satan Destroyed?
To understand this apparent contradiction, we need to consider the contextual meaning of the Hebrew word translated âdestroyed.â This Hebrew word, âabad (Strongâs #6), is commonly used in the Hebrew Scriptures and may be translated âto perish, to vanish, to destroy or to put to deathâ depending on the context and the verb stem in the Hebrew (The King James Version Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon).
In the context of this passage, Satan was âdestroyed â¦ from the midst of the fiery stones.â The sense is that God is going to cause Satan to vanish or be removed from His presence. When we compare what is said in Ezekiel 28 with other scriptures pertaining to Satanâs fate, it becomes clear that God is going to eventually bind the devil permanently, rendering him useless in terms of continuing to deceive humans.
Many centuries after Ezekiel penned his prophecy, Paul wrote to the Corinthians about Satan, calling him âthe god of this ageâ (2 Corinthians 4:4). This scripture and many others prove that the devil was alive and actively opposing God on earth during the life of Paul and the rest of the apostles. Moreover, Satan remains alive and committed to the destruction of Godâs Church and its saints today (1 Peter 5:8).
Even though Satan is a spirit being, God is going to âdestroyâ the influence and power that the devil has had over mankind. Christâs death facilitates this action. As the writer of Hebrews explains, âThrough death He [Christ] might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devilâ (Hebrews 2:14).
Even though Satan will not die, God will render him useless in his efforts to deceive humans by restraining him along with his angels. Again, the word destroy in this passage does not mean to destroy in the sense of do away with or make nonexistent. The word translated âdestroyâ is from the Greek word katargeo, meaning âto render idle, unemployed, inactive, inoperative; to cause a person or thing to have no further efficiency; to deprive of force, influence, powerâ (The New American Standard Greek Lexicon).
Even though Satan will not die, God will render him useless in his efforts to deceive humans by restraining him along with his angels. As Jude confirms, âAnd the angels who did not keep their proper domain [the responsibilities God originally assigned to them], but left their own abode, He [God] has reserved in everlasting chains [some spiritual means of restriction] under darkness for the judgment of the great dayâ (Jude 1:6).
Separation from God
Real torture comes from the separation from God.
There doesnât need to be literal fire in Hell. It couldnât hold a candle to this separation. No demonâs blade or whip could match it. No darkened pit could replicate its horrors.
Imagine being in the presence of absolute perfection, love, and goodness once, and then never seeing it again. That is Hell.
We were, as C.S. Lewis once wrote, made for another world: Heaven. We intrinsically belong there with God. So when we are forever cut off, it is an indescribable pain.
But it is also a pain that we choose, not one that is inflicted on us from the outside. And that makes all the difference.
By Doctor Dave Williams
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
We live in the very first generation to see all the end-time signs converging. No other generation has witnessed such a massive stage-setting time as this. All the end time signs are coming together like a puzzle. Jesus instructed His followers to look up when we see "these things," for this generation will not pass before the fulfillment of "all these things" (Luke 21:28-32).Jesus said, âAnd when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.â
Sir Isaac Newton
Philosopher, Astronomer, Physicist, Scientist, Mathematician (1643â1727) Sir Isaac Newton once said, "About the Time of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition." Best known for his scientific thought, Newton was also an avid researcher of biblical apocalyptic prophecy.
In Christian theology, this concept is often referred to as The Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of Paradise by The Kingdom of God on Earth. In his posthumously-published Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John, Newton expressed his belief that Bible prophecy would not be understood âuntil the time of the end,â and that even then ânone of the wicked shall understand.â Referring to that as a future time (âthe last age, the age of opening these things, be now approachingâ), Newton also anticipated âthe general preaching of the Gospel be approachingâ and âthe Gospel must first be preached in all nations before the great tribulation, and end of the world as we know it.â
You must Be Equipped to Understand the Times
Something wicked this way comes, something dramatic, global and irreversible lies just ahead. There is no way to avoid it. Every condition and marker we would expect to see in the last days are now in active play on the earth. The stage is set and the actors are in place, preparing to follow their script for what will shortly transpire.
God's people must be equipped, like the sons of Issachar, to understand the times 1 Chron. 12:32, â And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.â
Approximately 27 percent of the Bible is prophecy. Prophecy is sort of like a jigsaw puzzle. You begin by getting all the border pieces in place before you start connecting the other pieces. When you assemble the border first, it's much easier to find, little by little, where the remaining pieces of the puzzle fit.
God promises a special blessing to those that read, hear, and keep the things written in Revelation. The word of God can be a fire in your bones as it was to Jeremiah 20:9, âThen I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.â
Evangelist Dan Goodwin
For an in depth guide and break down of all 22 chapters in Revelation please order Evangelist Dan Goodwin breakdown of Johnâs book âRevelation - A Guide to Help in the Study of Revelation.â Call 814-599-6280 (Text or Call)
I highly recommend this book. The Table of Contents are:
CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH - THE SEVEN CHURCHES - THE RAPTURE - THE SEVEN SEALED BOOK - THE FOUR HORSEMEN - THE SEALED 144,000 - A PAUSE IN HEAVEN - HELL ON EARTH - JESUS AND THE LITTLE BOOK - THE TWO WITNESSES - THREE WONDERS IN HEAVEN - SATAN'S UNHOLY TRINITY - 144,000 WITH THE GOSPEL - SEVEN LAST PLAGUES REVEALED - SEVEN VIALS OF GODâS WRATH - THE FALL OF RELIGIOUS BABYLON - THE FALL OF POLITICAL BABYLON - SECOND COMING OF CHRIST - THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT - NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH - GODâS FINAL PLEA TO COME - PLUS A LESSON ON WHO CAN GET SAVED DURING THE TRIBULATION AND WHEN - CAN A PERSON BE 100% SURE OF HEAVEN
Unreal Interest Today
There is tremendous and uncanny interest in apocalyptic prophecy today among people of all backgrounds. People have a sense that the stage is being set for the final events of this age. Everyone is asking, "What will the future bring? How can we know for sure?"
Hollywood exploits our desire to know the future. The past decade has brought more apocalyptic films and stories to the public than at any other time in history. You can feel itâexcitement is in the air, coupled with an eerie foreboding about the events just beginning to unfold.
Prophecy is a gift from God for all of humanityâa glimpse, and sometimes more than a glimpse, of what lies ahead, perhaps in our own lifetimes. When we ignore it, we turn our backs on the only sure record of the future that exists in our world today. What you believe about prophecy will dramatically affect your future, the way you live your life, and how you prepare for what is ahead.
"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of the Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation. For no prophecy at any time was produced by the will of man, but holy men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God" 2 Peter 1:20-21, âKnowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.â
Please for the Sake of Your Family
Are you ready? Our generation is racing toward the hour spoken of by the ancient biblical prophets called "the day of the Lord," Joel 2:31; âThe sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.â (Acts 2:20) or "the hour of temptation which shall come upon the entire world." And in Rev. 3:10, âBecause thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.â
Yet before the great and notable day of the Lord, God promised, "I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. Even on the menservants and maidservants in those days I will pour out My Spirit. Then I will work wonders in the heavens and the earth" (Joel 2:28-30).
Please the time is short, our redeemer will come shortly to take his bride back to heaven. This is the time to ask God for forgiveness of your sins, to save you from what is coming, and to bring his church to him. God is not playing, this is the era of his coming. It is time to give yourself to him.
The Rapture awaits. Do not be left behind. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦.
By Nathele Graham
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Intro by Pastor Boyd
Babylon is synonymous with the Tower of Babel, Nimrod and his unholy crew, and their desire to become like God. Unfortunately there is only one God, one son, and only one Holy Spirit, the family of God. Rebellion grew into defiance. From defiance to hatred for God. These heathen had not a clue on how powerful God was, but they were soon find out. Later on the ancient cult was propagated under the name of Etruscan Mysteries and eventually Rome became the home of Babylonianism that was seen in the creation of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. What clues do we see today of this ancient religion? You are about to learn.
Babylon is synonymous with paganism and evil. It had its beginnings soon after the Flood of Noah when evil once again began to take hold in the hearts of men. Nimrod was the leader among those people who were easily led away from God. These heathens wanted to build a tower in Babel to reach to heaven.
âAnd they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.â (Genesis 11:4)
God saw what was happening and confused their language in order to stop this united force that tried to build a tower to heaven. There are many Babylonian practices that remain in our culture today, and Christians need to separate from them. The way to do that is to know Godâs Word and hold it in authority over the way we live.
God confused the language and people were scattered, but rebellion against God continued. There were a few people who honored God, but others embraced idol worship, false gods, pagan lifestyles, human sacrifice, and other abominations.
In the southern part of Babylonia was a city called Ur, which was a center of moon worship. Pagan ways abounded there and the voice of the one true God was obscured. Ur is where a man named Abram, later known as Abraham, lived. His family was a part of the idol worship that took place there, but God called him out of that pagan culture to establish the nation of Israel.
âNow the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy fatherâs house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will make of thee a great nation and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.â (Genesis 12:1-3)
Come Out of Her My People
Before Abraham could be of any use to God he first had to leave the pagan culture behind and move away. The same is true of us today. How many who claim to be Christians cling to pagan ways? You can be of no use to God while you embrace Babylonian ways. Are you living a life of sexual immorality? Is it more fun to have friends who smoke pot and party rather than attend worship services?
Like Abraham, you need to leave friends and family who reject God. Repent and turn away from the sins you embrace and then allow God to accomplish great things through you. Abraham would eventually have a son named Isaac, and through him the nation of Israel came to be. If Abraham had continued to embrace Babylonian ways he couldnât have fulfilled Godâs perfect plan.
Abrahamâs grandson, Jacob, had twelve sons who established the twelve tribes of Israel. In time, Jacob and his family faced a famine and were forced to relocate to Egypt where they found food and prospered. Egypt wasnât in Babylon, but the same paganism abounded there. They had a god for this and a god for that and it was a heathen culture. God had changed Jacobâs name to Israel, which means âGod prevails.â God always will prevail.
As time passed, the Israelites grew in numbers and became a threat to Pharaoh. His way of limiting the Israelites number was to kill male Hebrew children. God did prevail and preserved Israel. A male child was hidden and was found by Pharaohâs daughter who raised him as her own. Moses was raised in the pagan Egyptian culture and schooled in their ways, but God would use him to lead the Hebrews from captivity. First, Moses had to leave Egypt. He had to leave the pagan ways behind and travel to where he was able to hear the voice of God.
Moses fled Egypt because he had killed an Egyptian and he ended up in Midian, located in the desert north of the Arabian peninsula. There he married the daughter of Jethro and he tended his father-in-lawâs sheep. In this land, far from the pagan culture he was raised in, Moses heard Godâs voice call from a burning bush.
âAnd when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.â (Exodus 3:4)
Moses Came To Know God
God knew his name and who he was, but Moses could only come to know God after he left Egypt. With Godâs help he led the Israelites out of captivity and eventually they entered the land that God had promised to Abraham. Both Abraham and Moses had been raised in very pagan circumstances, but they left the evil behind and followed God. If you call yourself a Christian then you need to leave the paganism of our culture behind and cling to God.
After the nation Israel entered the Promised Land, time passed and they became a great nation. There were times over the years when they turned away from God and He judged them. One of those judgments came at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, who besieged Jerusalem, destroyed the Temple, and took many captives. Nebuchadnezzar had ordered that certain children be taken to the king's palace, and a youngster named Daniel was one of them.
âChildren in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the kingâs palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.â (Daniel 1:4)
Daniel was schooled in Babylonian ways and could have chosen to embrace the pagan life there, but even at a young age he loved God. Instead embracing the evil of Babylon, Daniel chose to be separate from them and he bowed and prayed towards Jerusalem daily. He did this in spite of the fact that the Temple had been destroyed. Because he didnât embrace the pagan lifestyles and pagan worship, Daniel was able to serve God by interpreting dreams, reading mysterious handwriting on the wall, and he was given an amazing prophecy describing the end times.
Daniel lived in Babylon, but didnât allow Babylon to live in him. We can learn a lot from studying Danielâs life and seeing how he put God Almighty above all else. This is what every Christian should do. We have the Bible to guide us and the Holy Spirit indwelling us so there should be no room in our life for Babylonian ways.
Paganism didnât stop in the Old Testament. Most of the letters contained in the New Testament were written to congregations located in pagan cities, such as Ephesus and Corinth. These letters encouraged the Christians there to stand firm in their faith and reject the pagan practices around them.
The Corinthians seem much like Christians of today. Instead of following the straight and narrow path they tolerated sin and that sin was corrupting the congregation. We live in a pagan world ruled by the prince of the power of the air, but like Daniel we canât allow the pagan ways to live in us.
âBe ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?â (2 Corinthians 6:14)
The answer is âNone.â If you yoke yourself in partnerships or friendships with non-believers you embrace pagan ways.
âAnd what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?â (2 Corinthians 6:15)
Belial means âworthless or wickedâ and is another name for Satan. If you claim to be a Christian then you should never enter into any partnership with non-believers. If youâve entered these relationships prior to you becoming a Christian then you need to stand firm on Christ and not allow compromise of your faith.
âAnd what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.â (2 Corinthians 6:16)
The Holy Spirit indwells Christians and if youâre yoked with Babylonian ways then youâre taking God with you into sin.
âWherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.â (2 Corinthians 6:17-18)
Yes, brothers and sisters, come out from among them. We are living in the last days and as we draw ever nearer to the Rapture, Satan tries harder to deceive people. Times are getting perilous. Evil abounds. The devil is alive his black magic is afoot.
âThis know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.â (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
This sounds a lot like today and it will get worse when the Holy Spirit is gone. As we draw near to the end of time the Babylonian ways grow stronger by the day. Instead of honoring God, Christians are becoming more tolerant of sin and evil because most donât even know what the Bible says. They are schooled in Babylonian ways, but not in Godâs ways. Godâs Word isnât an outdated book of rules and regulations, but a guide to a way of life that pleases God.
We have Godâs Word to teach us to judge between His ways and Babylonian ways, so donât let anyone accuse you of being judgmental. Sin is to be rejected and the sinner is to be witnessed to in order to bring them to Christ. Donât yoke yourself with unsaved sinners but stand firm upon Godâs word.
âEnter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.â (Matthew 7:13-14)
If you follow Godâs ways for he is the way, the truth, and the light then youâre on the right path. We make a choice whether to follow the strait and narrow road or the broad path that leads to destruction. The broad path follows Babylonian ways.
Whether we live in Babylon, Egypt, Rome, or the United States of America we choose which path we follow. When God is rejected, Babylonian ways are embraced and that leads to eternal destruction.
God bless you for reading this. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦..
Trump trying to move on these pervs......
By Gary Boyd
I just canât stomach the sight or thought of any of these talent-less, publicity-crazed, unctuously self-absorbed, vacuous wastrels in the left wing liberal party for a single moment longer. These lefties are now planning a new barrage of public conflagration on July 2nd with new dump Trump violent demonstrations being planned across the country. In 2008 & 2012 I voted against that lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic incompetent that was currently in the White House!
Out of Hiding
Obama has resurfaced later in what is being called a shadow government with his getaway Island Tahiti, that has no extradition with the US, set to be his island retreat headquarters. Valerie Jarrett had moved into Obamaâs digs in DC running the shadow show from there. These socialist progressive totalitarians are trying to shut down Trump with unproven innuendo, half baked plans to take the government back by impeaching Trump. How so?
It would take a majority in the House and 2/3rds vote in the Senate that Republicans control! That will never happen! There are no grounds for impeachment thus no vote. The clambering of these airheads for an investigation into Trump collusion with the Russians will go nowhere with the special appointed prosecutor Muller because again there is no proof. However, I have heard from Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, that Muller will be asked to look into Hillary's email server debacle, that will be a good start for their downfall.
There will also be investigations of pedophile rings operating in the country centered in DC that will implicate both parties. Baxter Dmitry, journalist for Your NewsWire.com, reported, âPresident Trump has announced a federal investigation into the Pizzagate elite pedophile scandal involving human trafficking and promised to help put an end to the âhorrific, really horrific crimes taking place.â
The president held a short, dramatic press conference after meeting with human trafficking experts to announce that he will direct âthe Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agenciesâ to devote more resources and personnel to the investigation.
Appearing at the press conference for less than two minutes, President Trump said that the issue has been on the radar of federal government âfor some timeâ but since taking office in January the investigation has become âmuch more focused.â
âIt has been much more focused over the last four weeks, I can tell you that.â
Satanic pedophile rings have operations in Hollywood, the child porn industry, and Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, and Elijah Wood, childhood actors have all reported about the knowledge and existence of these rings.
It would then make since why the Hollywood left embraces Islam because they also embrace pedophlia. Islam is now trying to get into our schools reported by WorldnetDaily.com, âA middle school in Chatham, New Jersey, is using a cartoon video to teach the Five Pillars of Islam to seventh-grade students, and now two parents have obtained legal services to fight the school district which has ignored their concerns.
Seventh graders in this school are taught: âMay God help us all find the true faith, Islam.â
Also taught in the video is the Shahada, which is the Muslim prayer of conversion âThere is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.â
Gee what happened to the Libs screaming about separation of Church and State?
What of the Bohemian Grove a 2,700 acre retreat for world leaders that meet up every July to worship Satan in Druid ceremonies? Why the secrecy that surrounds this place. Satan has a grip on these men. People like Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, both the Bushes (also members of Skull & Bones), Richard Nixon, Walter Cronkite, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Richard Nixon just to name a few. These meetings go on for a month involving worship of Baal, sacrifices on the altar, promiscuity, pedophilia, open drunkenness, homosexuality, cross dressing, and as Richard Nixon once described it âOne of the most faggy damn things you could ever imagine?â
This is where your so called leaders heads are at, are they debauched or what?
Is this why they are so desperate to dump Trump?
Are they scared to death their perverted little world will come crashing down?
Perhaps Anthony Wiener facing federal time of 27 months for child porn is the first elitist shoe to dropâ¦â¦..
What it means for you and your family.
By Britt Gillette
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Intro & Conclusion by Pastor Boyd
Ask yourself why would God put 27% of the Bible in prophecy and then want no one to understand it? Since Israel has become a nation again his word in prophecy has become known. We should learn to discern what is in his chosen word to us about what is to come. Otherwise you will become lost to God in these last days of his wrath and judgement in the Great Tribulation. Please for the good of yourself and your family learn what scripture says about the end of days. He wants all to be saved. Read on for the signs of his coming.
Signs All Around
The signs of the Second Coming are all around us. When His disciples asked Jesus to describe the signs, He gave them several. The Jewish people back in possession of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24-28)â¦ the gospel preached throughout the world (Matthew 24:14)â¦ the arrival of the exponential curve (Matthew 24:3-8)â¦ and more. The Old Testament prophets also pointed to a number of signs. An increase in travel and knowledge (Daniel 12:4)â¦ the rise of a united Europe (Daniel 2:42)â¦ the rise of the Gog of Magog alliance (Ezekiel 38-39)â¦ and more.
Today, all these signs are either present or in the process of being fulfilled. Yet for 1,800+ years, none of these signs were present. Think about that. None of the signs. But today? Today, theyâre all around us. Nevertheless, most of the world remains ignorant of the soon return of Jesus Christ.
While I can understand why some people might overlook some of these signs, I donât understand how they could miss one sign in particular. Itâs a clear and unmistakable sign. I believe in and of itself, it not only shows the return of Jesus is near â I believe it proves the existence of God beyond all doubt. So what is this sign?
Israel. Thatâs right. The existence of modern day Israel return to her land is a clear and unmistakable sign Jesus is about to return.
Israel Back in the Land
Centuries in advance, God foretold the modern day nation of Israel. He promised to bring the Jewish people back into the land and reestablish the ancient nation. Moses declared Godâs promise when he said God would gather the Jewish people back from the nations where He scattered them and bring them back into the land of Israel (Deuteronomy 30:3-5).
Jesus also foretold the rebirth of Israel. He said Jerusalem would be destroyed and the Jewish people taken away to serve as slaves in all parts of the world (Luke 21: 24). He then said non-Jewish people would control Jerusalem until the Jewish people come back into possession of it (Luke 21:24).
The prophets also foretold the re-emergence of Israel. Hosea said the people of Israel would go a long time without a king, sacrifices, sacred pillars, or priests. Then, in the last days, they will return to the land (Hosea 3:4-5). Joel said God will judge the world at the time when He restores Judah and Jerusalem, bringing His people back from among the nations where they were scattered (Joel 3:1-2).
This regathering of the Jews back into the land of Israel is repeated over and over by the prophets. Jeremiah said God would gather them back in the land just before His return (Jeremiah 23:7-8) and restore them to the land of Israel from distant lands (Jeremiah 30:2, 10).
Ezekiel said God would call them from âamong the nationsâ (Ezekiel 39:28) and welcome them home from the lands where they were scattered (Ezekiel 20:34). Isaiah said God would call them from âthe farthest corners of the earthâ (Isaiah 11:12). King David said God would gather them from ânorth, south, east, and westâ (Psalm 107:3). And Zechariah said, though âscattered among the nations,â God will bring his people back into the land of Israel (Zechariah 10:9).
Jeremiah said a day will come when people will no longer refer to the God of Israel as the one who rescued His people from the land of Egypt. Instead, they will refer to Him as the one who brought His people back into the land of Israel from all the countries in the world where He had exiled them (Jeremiah 16:14-15). Everyone alive on earth today is a witness to this fulfilled prophecy. Itâs an undeniable sign of the Second Coming.
Israel in the Last Days
The regathering of the Jewish people in Israel is a miracle in our time. The prophets had much more to say about this monumental sign of the last days. They said Israel would be reborn in a specific way. Not only would the people be regathered, but the nation would have specific traits.
1) Born in a Single Day â Isaiah said the reborn nation of Israel would come forth in a single day. He likened it to a woman âwho gives birth in an instant without labor painsâ (Isaiah 66:7-9). Written more than 2,500 years ago, Isaiahâs prophecy seemed ridiculous. No nation had ever come into being in a single day. But Israel did. On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion read the Israeli Declaration of Independence, a document which declared Israel to be an independent state. That same day, the United States recognized Israel as an independent and sovereign nation.
2) One, United Nation â When Solomon died almost three thousand years ago, Israel broke into northern and southern kingdoms. It remained divided throughout the lifetimes of both Isaiah and Ezekiel. Yet both proclaimed the regathered nation of Israel would be a single, united nation â just as we see today with the modern day nation of Israel. Isaiah said Israel and Judah would no longer be rivals (Isaiah 11:13). And Ezekiel said the regathered people would be unified into one nation (Ezekiel 37:22).
3) The Desert Will Bloom â Through the prophet Isaiah, God promised Israel would blossom agriculturally and fill the whole world with its fruit (Isaiah 27:6). He repeated this promise eight chapters later when He said the desert will bloom (Isaiah 35:1). Through Ezekiel, God said His people would re-enter the land, produce much fruit, and be more prosperous than ever before (Ezekiel 36:8-11).
Do we see this today?
Yes. In a 1869 visit to what is today known as the nation of Israel, author Mark Twain described the land as âbarren,â âdull of color,â and âunpicturesque in shape.â All he saw were âunsightly deserts fringed with a feeble vegetation.â Yet today, the tiny nation is an agriculture giant. The land is fruitful and prosperous, and Israel is one of the worldâs leading fresh citrus producers and a net exporter of more than forty varieties of fruit.
4) Surrounded by Enemies â The Bible said the regathered people of Israel would be surrounded by enemies. âCome, let us wipe away the nation of Israel. Letâs destroy the memory of its existence,â theyâll say (Psalm 83:4). âLet us take for ourselves these pasturelands of Godâ (Psalm 83:12). Ezekiel said Israelâs neighbors would say âGod has given their land to usâ (Ezekiel 11:14â17), and âIsrael and Judah are ours. We will take possession of them. What do we care if their God is there?â (Ezekiel 35:10). This is what we see today. Ever since the rebirth of Israel in 1948, the daily headlines have included these Bible verses. The surrounding Muslim nations claim the land of Israel for themselves. They have no regard for the God of Israel. The prophets foretold this exact situation more than 2,000 years ago.
5) A Small, Powerful Military â Centuries in advance, the Bible said the reborn nation of Israel would be a great military power. Ezekiel said the regathered nation of Israel would field an exceedingly great army (Ezekiel 37:10). Zechariah said it would be like a fire among sheaves of grain, burning up the neighboring nations (Zechariah 12:6). It would be so successful even the weakest Israeli soldier will be like David (Zechariah 12:8). Since 1948, Israel has fought no less than four conventional wars against its neighbors. Despite being outnumbered more than 50 to 1, and despite being surrounded on all sides, Israel has experienced overwhelming victory every time.
A Miracle in Our Time
The reappearance of Israel on the world stage is a modern day miracle. More than 2,000 years ago, God promised over and over again to bring the Jewish people back into the land He gave Abraham. For 1,878 years, the nation of Israel did not exist. For all those years, the Jewish people were scattered throughout the world. Yet they remained set apart for God. Unlike the Hittites, Amorites, Jebusites, and other conquered people, they did not assimilate into the nations where they lived.
Then, in 1948, God fulfilled His promise and made Israel a nation once again. It was reborn in a single day (Isaiah 66:7-9). It was unified as one nation (Ezekiel 37:22). It transformed a desert wasteland into an abundant land of fruit (Isaiah 27:6). And in the face of many enemies, God has given Israel military victory after victory just as He promised (Zechariah 12:6).
We are all witnesses to this miracle. How could anyone see the nation of Israel and not give glory to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? How could anyone deny this is anything less than Godâs doing? God promised to bring His people back into the land, and He did.
The rebirth of Israel as a nation is more than just a fulfilled prophecy. Itâs one of the biggest events in world history. Why? Because itâs an undeniable sign of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Next to the convergence of all end times signs (Luke 21:28), itâs arguably the biggest sign of all. For 1,878 years, Christians could not point to this sign. Since 1948, they can.
Isaiah said Jesus will return and establish His everlasting kingdom after the Jewish people return to the land of Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12). Joel said, after the restoration of Israel, God will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:1-2). This is a direct reference to Armageddon (Revelation 16:16) which occurs just before the return of Jesus Christ. Micah said God will gather His exiled people and make them a strong nation, and then, God will rule from Jerusalem as their King forever (Micah 4:6-7). The message is clear. Itâs undeniable. Israel is back, and Jesus is coming (Revelation 22:20)!
There you have read it. It is time to believe that he is coming again soon. When he comes this time he comes with a conquering sword not as a lamb like the first time. He comes with his saints and his angels to take back Davidâs throne, defeat the worldâs armies that have come against his chosen people Israel, make Jerusalem the center of the world, set up his millennial kingdom and declare himself King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦.
By Pastor Gary Boyd
God is not real in many lives today because they haven't asked him in. They have never had a relationship with God and the devil has convinced most that he doesn't exist. Satan has been so good at this that the secular world does not even believe the devil exists! For the more secular progressives among us I do not believe even you can deny that the amount of evil in the world has multiplied big-time in just the last decade alone. The corruption of our leaders has been tantamount to sedition bordering on treason against the republic as more and more corruption is unveiled. One would have to be afflicted with the worst case of cognitive dissonance to not see what is happening and is unfolding right before our eyes.
Sick Lifestyle Soon To Be Uncovered
The secular progressive globalist-serving minions in Congress who glorify the tyranny of a self-aggrandizing government are desperately trying to remove President Trump over some mythical treason allegations connected to treason. You know who they are, the movers & shakers the big-time quakers you know the large big-time money makers who are hanging with the swells. Yea, those creeps. However, there is more proof of their sedition and treason that anything Trump has ever done. Why? Because they see the inevitable coming. Their trail of money laundering in the Clinton Foundation, Hillaryâs pay for play favors in the State Dept., Pedogate where members of Congress pay to sleep with little girls and boys: soon, those who have horribly depraved life-styles, will soon be held accountable.
Before the secular types dismiss the following as random, religious ramblings, you might want to consider that the Bible foretold exactly what is happening right now. Here are a couple of examples:
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Some people simply call it Karma, or, just good oleâ fashion revenge, but I take great comfort and delight that evil does not get a pass from the Lord, all will be held accountable for this life. The older I get, the more I see the Lordâs scale of justice being carried out in His time. Steve Quayle once told said that Donald Trump is Godâs special prosecutor and that in the end days, all the sins of the leaders will be revealed.Perhaps that is why they are pointing a wagging finger at Trump because they know with him in office the jig is up.
Messages From God
Chapter 22 of Ezekiel reveals three messages from God. The first is a record of national abominations as the basis for judgment (verses 1-16). Ezekiel 22: 1-16 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.
3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord God, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself.
4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries.
5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.
6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.
7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
8 Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.
9 In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.
10 In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.
11 And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter.
12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.
13 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.
14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the Lord have spoken it, and will do it.
15 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.
16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.
The second is metaphor of metal smelting to demonstrate that Godâs judgment reveals the entire nation to be spiritually worthless (verses 17-22). 17 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you.
21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.
22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the Lord have poured out my fury upon you.
And the third decries the wickedness of every stratum of society, from the nationâs religious and civil leaders to the average person (verses 23-31).â23 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken.
29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God.
Leaders Sins Exposed
The meaning is clear, we are entering into a time where all the sins of the leaders are being revealed (i.e., Pedogate, HSBC money laundering for drug and gun running and child-sex-trafficking, murders commited to cover up their crimes).
First, âa record of national abominations as the basis for judgmentâ has been set forth. Soon, there will be no place that the Hillary Clintonâs of the world can hide. In fact, there will not be a hiding place place for people like James Comey the crime fixer to hide, either, as he has moved to protect Clinton and as such, has allowed her evil to continue. Through Godâs will and the efforts of the Independent Media, the sins of these evil people will be exposed. And to you pastors who have fallen away from your fiduciary duty to your parishioners, you will be as harshly judged as James Comey will be. I pity the pastors who have not moved to protect their flock for the fate of these pastors will be very unpleasant.
Second, it is clear from the scriptures that we are a nation under judgment and I know that is a controversial statement, but I am steadfast in my belief.
Third, I take the scripture to mean that the wickedness of every stratum of society, from the nationâs religious and civil leaders is being exposed. I am proud that I can serve my Lord to that end.
Child Sex Trafficking
I have often wondered why the media never cover child sex trafficking even when the courts are involved. What I researched and uncovered was shocking. A good friend in Christ told me âthat they have been instructed by management that they will NEVER cover the topic, under any circumstances.â
When one considers the fact that the 95% of the mainstream media is controlled by six corporations, it has been previously been fairly easy to control what people see, read, hear and ultimately think. But no longer is this true. YouTube can censor and destroy incomes of the Independent Media, Facebook can ban the truth-tellers, and Google can delist websites for exposing the lies and the corruption, but the globalist-serving media cannot stop what is happening. The Bible predicted what is happening right now.
For Those Who Would Harm Our Children
When I training to be a therapist, we were forced to undergo an analysis of populations that we had extreme biases toward and thus, should never enter into a therapeutic relationship with. The psychological inventories that I took revealed that I had one major bias, namely, pedophiles. Subsequently, I take solace in the following admonition from God:
âBut whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.â
I take great solace in the fact people like State Senator, Nancy Schaefer of Georgia did not die in vain as she worked tirelessly to unveil international child-sex-trafficking before she and her husband were murdered. A report that Nancy Schaefer produced on these remarkable cases can be found here:http://fightcps.com/2008/02/29/report-of-georgia-senator-nancy-schaefer-on-cps-corruption/
Nancy Schaefer was also interviewed extensively by talk show host Alex Jones about corruption in Child Protection Services nationally. A multi-part series of her interview and an Eagle Forum presentation can be found on You Tube here:http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nancy+schaefer&search_type=&aq=f
Former Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney, will soon know justice as her political career was destroyed for daring to ask the right questions. All the others who were murdered and whose lives were diminished will soon be avenged.
For those who do not know the Lord, may wish to reconsider, for it is the only place where you can count on justice if not in this life then at the judgement. These are his children and woe to them that damage, mistreat, and kill them. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦â¦...
By Matt Ward
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Intro & Conclusion by Pastor Boyd
As the devil stirs the pot in the Middle East Israelâs enemies prepare for a strategic war that will start with the lobbing of Hezbollah missiles into northern Israel. I believe Israelâs leadership will not stand for this and will attack its enemies on all fronts. Thus will begin the Psalm 83 War. How did all this hatred culminate into wanting the total destruction of our good friend Israel? How after all these years doesnât the Palestinians not have a state yet? Where is the peace we all seek? When will it occur? Who will be the peacekeepers? These are not easy questions to answer but my friend in Christ Matt Ward is going to give it a shot.
Nazi Propaganda Lord Gives Us a Clue
âIf you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.â âJoseph Goebbels (Nazi Minister of Propaganda)
On Monday, May 15, the day after Jewish Independence Day, the Muslim world will commemorate a day known as Nakba Day, or âCatastropheâ Day. Nakba Day commemorates the âcatastropheâ that the establishment of the State of Israel was to the Muslim world in 1948.
In 1988, Palestinian Authority President, Yasser Arafat decided that whilst the Jewish State was celebrating its Independence with joy and gladness on May 14, the Palestinian people the next day should also mark the occasion formally and solemnly. They therefore began the commemoration of their own anniversary, the Nakba. To this end he declared May 15th, the day after Israeli independence in 1948, as Nakba Day.
Nakba Day has been commemorated and noted ever since by the Palestinians, and increasingly by the wider world. Some years pass more peacefully than others, some years see an explosion of extreme violence. But with each passing year, the demand for the establishment of a Palestinian state grows and grows. It is a pressure that, I believe, will be pivotal in Israel finally sealing an agreement God describes as âa covenant with deathâ and âan agreement with Hellâ itself as it states in Isaiah 28:18, âAnd your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.â
The Question Is
But why is it that the Palestinians do not have their own state? It is a genuine question. The truth, unknown by most, is that the Palestinians should have their own state by now. In 2017, the Palestinians should have their own fully functional, autonomous state. Yet they donât, and they are nowhere near attaining it.
Why is this? The answer most give is as basic and simple as it is wrong: it is because of Israel. The perception many wrongly have is that Israel prevents the Palestinians from attaining their own statehood. It is inaccurate, a lie, it is perverse and it is entirely uninformed.
Yet this lie persists, and grows stronger with each passing year. It is the same old lie often stated by diplomats and politicians alike, and it goes something like this, ââ¦if Israel just allowed the Palestinians to have their own state, there would then finally be peace in the Middle East.â Remember what the Nazi propaganda minister said, âtell a lie long enough and people will believe it.â
Who is the Author of Lies?
Yet this lie is as subtle in its trickery and deceit as it is dangerous to the state of Israel. It comes straight from the devil. If one follows this line of argument through to its logical conclusion then it means that the fault, and all the blame for the lack of a Palestinian state, and consequently for a lack of general and widespread peace in the Middle East, rests exclusively with Israel.
Not with Syria or Bashir al-Assad, not with IS, not with radical Islamism, not with Russia and her blatant expansionist aspirations, not with Saddam Hussein when he was still alive, not with the Muslim Brotherhood, nor with Iran or her proxy Hezbollah, not with Hamas or the Palestinians â but with little Israel. All the historical and current problems in the Middle East can be laid exclusively at the feet of Israel. That is what they want you to believe!
It is a lie from the very depths of Hell itself. It is heinous, it is untrue, it is factually incorrect and pushed exclusively by one of two types of people; the ignorant and historically uninformed or by anti-Semites who wish the destruction of Israel. There is no third category here.
The simple and irrefutable truth is that the Palestinians should have a state of their own right now. Israel have already offered the Palestinians statehood on no fewer than five separate occasions, and on each occasion the Palestinians turned it down.
Palestinian Leadership Responsible
On the evening before the first Nakba Day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented that âIsrael was not responsible for the Palestinian tragedy, their leadership is.â He was right. The long and difficult history of the Palestinian quest for statehood, and the failure thereof, can only rightly be blamed on, and apportioned to one group, the corrupt, illegitimate leadership of the Palestinian people.
Facts simply do not lie, nor does the historical record.
The Palestinians have rejected offers for the creation of their own statehood on five distinct occasions. On a number of those occasions Israel even conceded to each and every Palestinian precondition they set for a state. Yet they still refused the deal that would have seen the establishment of their own state and homelands.
History verifies it, past U.S. presidents have attested to it, world leaders know it, yet the massesâincluding many within the church, are wholly uninformed and unaware of it. So letâs take a minute and actually examine the historical record, without comment and without judgment and let it tell us what actually happened.
Opportunity One â 1930s
Beginning in 1918, with the break-up of the Ottoman Empire, Britain took control of most of the Middle East region, including the area we now know as Palestine and Israel. In 1936, the Arabs living under this British mandate rebelled.
As a result of this rebellion, the British formed a task force known as the Peel Commission. Its aim was to understand the causes of this rebellion and seek solutions for the future. The conclusion of the commission was simple. The Peel Commission concluded that two separate people, the Jews and the Arabs, both wanted and were intent upon ruling the same land. The Commission therefore recommended a simple solution; a two state solution.
Two states living side-by-side, one a Jewish state, the other an Arab state. The two state solution is nothing new, itâs older than most of our grandparents. The Jews jumped at this chance to establish their own state in the 1930s, even though the land they were being offered was miniscule compared to the offer forwarded to the Arabs. The Arabs were offered 80% of the disputed land, the Jews a mere 20%. The Jews said yes, the Arabs gave a resounding no.
Opportunity Two â 1947
In 1947, the United Nations came to the conclusion that the only way to resolve the ongoing animosity between the Jews and the Arabs was to divide the land formally. The UN therefore voted to formally create two states, living side by side â another two state solution.
Again, the Jews jumped at this opportunity, the Arab Muslims responded by launching war against Israel, and were joined by Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. They were soundly defeated. Critically, it was at this point that the land set aside for the creation of an Arab state by the United Nations, mainly the West Bank and east Jerusalem, became for the first time occupied territory.
This was not an Israeli occupation though, the land was occupied by Jordan, not Israel.
Opportunity Three â 1967
It was in 1967 that the Arabs, who had just begun referring to themselves as âPalestiniansâ sought to destroy Israel, alongside Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Israel soundly defeated all comers and found itself at the conclusion of conflict controlling additional large amounts of territory, all of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, the West Bank and Gaza.
This amazing Israeli victory provoked widespread discussion within Jewish society. Many wanted to give this land back in exchange for peace, many more wanted to give this land to the Arabs, now calling themselves âPalestinians,â so that they could fashion and build their own state, in exchange for what Israel hoped would be a lasting peace.
This offer led to the infamous âthree noâsâ of the Arab League, who met in Sudan to discuss Israelâs magnanimous offer; âNo!â to peace with Israel, âNo!â to any recognition of Israel and âNo!â to any future negotiations of Israel. The longed for Two State solution was now well and truly dead and would remain so for over thirty years.
Opportunity Four â 2000
In the year 2000 new leaders and new optimism abounded. There was genuine hope from Israel and Western leaders that either peace, or some other form of wider agreement was genuinely within reach. To that end, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Bill Clinton at Camp David to conclude a new agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
At Camp David, Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered the Palestinians a deal that had never been on the table before. It was such an offer that US President Bill Clinton, quite understandably, believed there were genuine prospects for a negotiated and permanent settlement between the two peoples. Clinton believed history was beckoning.
Barak offered Arafat a Palestinian state in all of Gaza and 94% of the West Bank and, crucially, east Jerusalem as its capital. Clinton was sure the Palestinians would jump at the chance. But he was wrong. Arafat refused every concession and every offer tabled by Barak. He said no to everything. So intransient was Arafat that afterwards, Clinton went on record as saying that Arafat was, âhere fourteen days and said ânoâ to everything.â That should have told the world everything right there.
The Palestinians responded to Israelâs generous offer by launching an intifada against them, and over 1,000 Israelis died as a consequence.
Opportunity Five â 2008
Despite serious misgiving, in 2008 Israel so eager for peace with the Palestinians that they went even further in their offer than they had in 2000. This time, the Jewish State, confirming the terms of the 2000 negotiations were still on the table for the Palestinians (including having east Jerusalem as their capital), also adding the extra promise of âadditional landsâ as an incentive for the Palestinians to finally say yes.
Mahmoud Abbas, like all of his predecessors, flatly refused all the tabled offers, to the utter amazement of all. Another telling clue.
So why is it, in 2017, that the Palestinians still do not have their own state? Is it, as Nakba Day portrays, because the Israelis are oppressing and denying the Palestinian people their rights or the opportunity for their own state, up until this present day? Or could there be a different reason?
The simple truth of the matter is that Israel have offered peace and statehood to the Palestinians on five occasions. On each occasion they have been met with abject rejections and often extreme violence in return.
Looking at the historical record I can only conclude that the Palestinians do not have a state of their own because they do not want one. This opinion seems to be verified by Ismail Haniyah, Hamasâ own Prime Minister of Gaza. Haniyah is an outspoken critic of Israel, and of peace with the âillegal Jewish entity.â On January 15th, 2014, Prime Minister Haniyah said the following about the Palestinians under his leadership with regards to the peace process,
âThis is a generation which knows no fear. It is the generation of the missile, the tunnel and suicide operations.â
Later, on March 23 of the same year he said, âStop negotiating with the enemy. We will not recognize Israel.â
The acquisition of a state is not the end game the Palestinians seem to be seeking. The ultimate end game for the Palestinians is not two states, living side by side, but rather a Middle East that exists without Israel in it because they want Israel driven into the sea and annihilated.
The Palestinians do not have a state for one very simple reason; it is not a state they seek, it is the destruction of Israel. And this is why, short of the arrival of the Messiah Himself, there will never be a genuine or lasting peace in the Middle East.
So what we have here is the devilâs plan to destroy Israel and with his empowerment in these last days Israel's enemies have become more outspoken, demanding, and not caring what Israel wants. Demonic spirits control this region of the world and Satan will be the instigator. He believes if he kills off every last Jew in existence Jesus will not return. He will control the coming Antichrist, go to war against the Church, destroy the city on seven hills, and will lead the world into the last world war. Fortunately he will not succeed. Read Revelations the truth is there. Maranathaâ¦â¦...
The Designed Decline of Public Education: How the commies got a hold on our children turning them into degenerates like themselves.
By Bill Perkins
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Intro & Conclusion by Pastor Boyd
The awful truth is these horrific commies got to our children in the late sixties after we had our butts kicked in Vietnam and turned them against our own society. They have since slithered into our schools and colleges changing it day by day turning them into institutions of drug fiends, rabble rousers, and anti-government fascists who rarely have a straight thought. These scum are bent on collapsing our western society while propping up George Soros and his 200 organizations that are busy planning our demise. Read on, it gets worse.
Spade a Spade
There comes a time when you have to call a spade a spade. Now is one of those times.
Our public schools are dead in the water. Are they so bad they arenÃ¢ÂÂt even salvageable? In Chicago the public schools are so bad that vigilantes walk the kids to school to keep the drug gangs away. How did this all come about you might ask. LetÃ¢ÂÂs investigate.
WeÃ¢ÂÂll start by taking a quick look back a few years at some of the PUBLISHED goals of the Communists to see how theyÃ¢ÂÂre doing today.
The following are excerpts taken from the Congressional Record, Appendix, pp. A34-35, of the House of Representatives, January 10, 1963.
In an effort to warn Americans of the Communist agenda in America, Congressman Herlong, from Florida, read 45 Current Communist Goals taken from the book Ã¢ÂÂThe Naked CommunistÃ¢ÂÂ by Cleon Skousen.
Published Communist Goals: (1963):
Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind.
Do away with all loyalty oaths.
Capture one or both political parties in the U.S.
Get control of the schools. Get control of teachersÃ¢ÂÂ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
Infiltrate the press.
Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures.
Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as Ã¢ÂÂnormal, natural and healthy.Ã¢ÂÂ
Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with social religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity that does not need a Ã¢ÂÂreligious crutch.Ã¢ÂÂ
Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of Ã¢ÂÂseparation of church and state.Ã¢ÂÂ
Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American History
Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
Internationalize the Panama Canal.
Give the World Court jurisdiction over the nations and individuals alike.
Reading that list made the hairs on my neck stand up.
It seems that while America was building the worldÃ¢ÂÂs most capable military machine to defeat vocal communist threats of world domination, we allowed our government, schools, corporations and even churches to be taken over by liberal activists pushing communist goals.
Destroy From the Inside
They raised people up from the inside. Once there, they would work to destroy the American constitution by gradually installing the Communist agenda within our legal system and separate branches of government.
Sounds hard to believe. But consider whatÃ¢ÂÂs in the Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx in 1848:
1) Abolition of private property.
2) A heavily progressive and graduated income tax.
3) Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4) Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels (i.e. recent proposals to heavily tax wealthy citizens who want to leave the U.S. because of high taxation).
5) A central national bank with state capital and exclusive monopoly.
6) Centralization of communication and transportation overseen by the government.
7) Factories and major production owned by government. Land cultivation controlled by government.
8) Equal rights and pay in labor for male and female.
9) Government control of population distribution around the country.
10) Free education for all children in government schools. Combine education with industrial production.
It seems by using ole KarlÃ¢ÂÂs definition, we ARE a communist nation! Someone once said, Ã¢ÂÂNone are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.Ã¢ÂÂ
How did they get so far, so fast, so easily? Our public schools are the biggest contribution to our nationÃ¢ÂÂs problems.
Public education in America began by seeking God as the purveyor of knowledge. Our first universities, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, etc., were all seminaries. They knew the Bible was the key to knowledge.
Ã¢ÂÂThe fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledgeÃ¢ÂÂ (Proverbs 1:7).
If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, how much can a child learn if God is not an integral part of the education?
Ã¢ÂÂUnless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build itÃ¢ÂÂ (Psalm 127:1).
The Bible says GodÃ¢ÂÂs Word is the key to prosperity.
Ã¢ÂÂBut his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.Ã¢ÂÂ (Psalm 1:2-3)
With all the recent school shootings weÃ¢ÂÂre all understandably concerned about school safety. But, more importantly, the spiritual foundations of kids that are at risk. Are we trading this life for the next?
With those kind of priorities we shouldnÃ¢ÂÂt be shocked to see how many people will take the mark of the beast to live a little longer on this earth only to spend eternity in the black fires of hell.
Eternity is a long time. There is a God. There is a heaven and a hell. But kids are not taught that anymore and weÃ¢ÂÂre now paying the price.
WeÃ¢ÂÂve lost our God-centered schools to the godless principles of the liberal and communist agenda. They got control of our schools kids and have been cranking out children without virtue by the millions every year.
As the greatest generation and the baby boomers die out, they are replaced primarily by youth with no understanding of capitalism, no understanding of the constitution, no understanding of the Bible and therefore no understanding of their future.
Consider These Facts:
Thirty million adult Americans who attended public school cannot read this sentence or fill out a job application.
Fifty percent of school kids smoke, do drugs or drink alcohol.
Birth control pills are offered to any student at any time without parental notification.
Seventy percent of all college freshmen have to take remedial classes.
School kids are forbidden by law to name the name of Jesus in school. Ã¢ÂÂMohammadÃ¢ÂÂ is okay, as is Ã¢ÂÂBuddha.Ã¢ÂÂ
Public schools are run by teachers of whom 90% vote as Democrats.
Eighty percent of schools admit to cheating to achieve more federal funding.
Values Clarification is taught in public schools teaching that every child must make up his or her own values. (By taking the Bible out as a measuring stick they can insert homosexuality, free sex, abortion, etc.)
Most videos shown in sex education classes are so graphic and gross that if they were found in the possession of a convicted sex offender, they would be sent back to prison for possession of pornography.
Planned Parenthood has access to enter every public school in America, but the Bible is banned.
Ã¢ÂÂHow blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers!Ã¢ÂÂ (Psalm 1:1)
If God is not in our schools then our kids are walking in the counsel of the wicked, standing in the path of sinners, and sitting in the seat of scoffers.
Charles Stanley said, Ã¢ÂÂWhen you send a child into a public school today, youÃ¢ÂÂre sending them into a pagan society.Ã¢ÂÂ
The hard truth is that if our schools are NOT for God, then they ARE for Satan. And the Bible warns us that Satan brings us the opposite of a blessing.
Ã¢ÂÂThe wicked are not so, but they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perishÃ¢ÂÂ (Psalm 1:4-6).
Is this what we want for our children? No, but itÃ¢ÂÂs what weÃ¢ÂÂre getting.
If your children or grandchildren are in a public school, Satan has them right where he wants them.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs interesting that most people rate schools as a whole with a Ã¢ÂÂDÃ¢ÂÂ while they rate their own local school as an Ã¢ÂÂAÃ¢ÂÂ or Ã¢ÂÂB.Ã¢ÂÂ But the Bible says a school is an Ã¢ÂÂFÃ¢ÂÂ if God isnÃ¢ÂÂt there.
Our children are being owned by the drug pushing degenerates in the gangs who have penetrated the schools. The Mexican drug cartels own Chicago. A large portion of its kids work for them in the school selling dope. This is true in any large city that is a sanctuary city.
Governments in those cities are working hand in glove with the cartels. Now there is a nationwide opioid crisis in, yea you guessed it, the sanctuary cities.
Folks our society is burning down right in front of our eyes! Unless we take back our nations governments, our schools, close the borders, rid ourselves of the 10,000 MI-13 gang members that are pushing this poison, we are doomed as a society.
God needs to go back in the schools, uniforms for all with civilized haircuts, language cleaned up, blow up common core, and a rationalized education taught by competent staff needs to be in the offing.
If we do not take back our schools our children will be lost to dope and it will be easy for dictators to angle a way to overthrow us. Without our children our future is lost.
By Matt Ward
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Intro & Conclusion by Pastor Boyd
The Psalms 83 War scripture speaks of that will involve Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Palestinians, and the Muslim Brotherhood is coming to fruition right before our very eyes. Read what Psalms 83 says, âKeep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.â
These ancient countries names do today matchup with the present day countries if you look up your ancient history. Where then are we headed going into the summer months? Where there is smoke will there soon be fire? How will America react when this war starts? Can Israel do enough pre-emptive strikes to stave off attacks? Read what my brother in Christ Matt Ward has to say about the war drums now beatingâ¦â¦.
Smoke Rises From Israeli Strike Into Syria
On Thursday April 27th of last week, a huge explosion ripped through a military base, located just outside the Syrian capital, Damascus. It was a brazen attack carried out by Israel against an enemy that is already deeply entrenched inside Syria. The target, believed to be an arms depot operated by Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, was almost completely destroyed. This military base was believed to contain substantial amounts of Iranian weaponry, due to be transferred directly to Hezbollah, likely for use against Israel. Iran supplies Hezbollah with the weapons it needs, do you wonder if the 150 billion given Iran by Obama has anything to do with this buildup? The smart money would say yes.
Without explicitly admitting responsibility for the strike, Israel Katz, Israelâs intelligence minister, told Israeli Army Radio that, âI can confirm that the incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israelâs policy to act to prevent Iranâs smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah.â Katz continued, âThe prime minister has said that whenever we receive intelligence that indicated an intention to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, we will act.â
This current strike follows on the heels of an Israeli attack just last month, when several strikes near the Syrian desert city of Palmyra targeted what were also believed to be âadvanced weapons systems,â belonging to Hezbollah.
The last time Israel attacked targets based within Syria, Bashir Assad tried to retaliate by launching several ground to air missiles, a number of which managed to penetrate Israeli airspace. The world now awaits his reaction, if there is one, this time.
Israel took this action because they are growing increasingly worried that Hezbollah is gaining in strength, and that the Lebanese group are proactively preparing for an imminent confrontation with the Jewish state. Several recent indicators suggest a climactic war may be just around the corner. The drums of a third Lebanon war are already beating loudly.
Officials on both sides of the Israeli-Lebanese border are actively anticipating a third Lebanon War. It would be no exaggeration to say that at this point both Israel and Hezbollah already believe they are in a state war with each other; it just hasnât been admitted or declared yet. Additionally, both sides are jockeying for position, taking every opportunity to improve their strategic position ahead of a war they both know is coming.
This next war, when it arrives, will be different from the first or second Lebanon wars. Unlike previously, the next war in Lebanon will be a real doomsday situation for both Israel and Hezbollah. Israel simply cannot afford to lose the next fixed conflict it fights in, as it did in the 34-day Lebanon war of 2006, when Israel was supposed to annihilate the Iran-backed âparty of God,â Hezbollah. It didnât quite work out that way and many today describe this war as a disaster for Israel, even though they didnât actually lose it in any definable way.
Stakes Are too High to Fail
This time around there is simply too much at stake. With ISIS on its border, with Iran and Russia swamping Syria with men, military hardware and advanced weaponry, and the eyes of an increasingly anti-Semitic world watching closely, the Jewish state cannot under any circumstance afford to look weak. It cannot allow itself to look in any way âdefeat-able.â
The political stakes are equally as high. After the Arab-Israeli war of 1973, then-Prime Minister Golda Meir was forced to step down â not because she lost the war but because she did not win it. In 2009, Ehud Olmert also resigned, not for defeat but again, for not winning the Lebanon war of 2006. There will be no turning back and no hesitation from current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once this shadow war comes out into the cold, hard light of day. It really will be an âall or nothingâ type of situation.
Yet this next war will also be a battle of survival for Hezbollah too. Lose and they will likely be finished, and so too will be Iranâs influence in the Arab world. Both sides cannot afford to lose, or even look like they have lost. This is why military planners from both sides are openly declaring that when this next conflict does come, it will be a brutal one, with no quarter given by either side. Look for heavy damage in northern Israel from rockets and total destruction in Damascus Syria.
Nasrallah Will Soon Claim the Offensive
Hasan Nasrallah, Hezbollahâs chief, has long been shouting about how ready he is for this next round of conflict, declaring that when it begins, his troops will be on the offensive against Israel, capable of raining long-range missiles down on Israeli cities and marching deep into the Israeli heartland, perhaps even occupying settlements and towns.
A climactic war is on the horizon for Israel and Hezbollah. The indicators of this future conflict abound. In mid-April, Israel announced it had successfully layered its airspace with the most sophisticated anti-missile tripartite defense system ever developed.
The U.S. made Arrow defensive system will, Israel believes, handle all long range Iranian missiles, whilst Israeli made Davidâs Sling will deal with all shorter range projectiles, leaving Iron Dome to intercept all rockets and drone cross border attacks. This is the theory at any rate. Wars, unfortunately, rarely work out so neatly in their execution. The cold, hard reality will likely be that Israel, and all its advanced and sophisticated defensive counter measures, will be utterly swamped by the sheer volume of missiles and rockets fired at it.
Meanwhile in Syria, a combined Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah force has just begun a large offensive aimed at occupying the border area directly adjacent to Israel, southwest of Damascus. Avigdor Lieberman, Israelâs Defense Minister, has stated bluntly, âIsrael will not allow the concentration of Iranian and Hezbollah forces on its Golan border.â
Yet occupying the Israeli Golan border is the specific intention of this Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah force. They are clearly trying to establish a platform from which they can launch a future multi-front war against Israel.
In Israel, mass military drills have been conducted and border fortifications have been dug. Electronic surveillance and countermeasures along the Lebanese border area have been prepared. Plans for the mass evacuation of entire Israeli border communities have been drawn up and practiced in real time, in the real world.
War is coming once again to Israel, and soon. The consistent targeting and striking of Hezbollah assets held deep within Syria are an indicator of it, and also of Israelâs utter determination to deny and destroy all advanced weapons systems transfers to Hezbollah, even at the very real risk of stirring up substantial Russian animosity against them.
In this next war, a further complicating factor is that Israel also know that they are unlikely to be facing Hezbollah alone. After all its service to the Syrian regime since the beginning of the civil war in 2012, after all its sacrificed soldiers and men, Hezbollah will no doubt be expecting some form of reciprocation from Damascus, against Israel. Equally, Iranâa long time backer of Hezbollah, is also expected to throw its hat in the ring against the Jewish state when war becomes a reality.
All of this, of course, leads to one other serious question; what would America under Donald Trump do in such a circumstance? Certainly the United States would expect Syria, Russia and Iran to stay neutral, something Iran and Syria almost certainly would not do.
How would this make America react? The one certainty in the Middle East right now is that the nature of U.S.-Israeli relations under this new administration have changed. Trump has made it abundantly clear, as had Vice President Pence and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, that they will stand shoulder to shoulder and back to back with Israel against all comers. All comers. While comforting for those of us who hold Israel dear, nevertheless this raises the uncomfortable specter of a wider conflagration in the Middle East, should Israel and Hezbollah slide into a violent and potentially very bloody war.
Already there are just too many competing, separate militaries operating over the skies of Syria; it is truly remarkable that there has not been a much more significant crisis up until this point. Yet a war between Israel and Hezbollah has the potential to further trigger just such a series of confrontations and standoffs. If that does happen, all bets would be off as to the outcome.
The stakes in the Middle East have never been higher, nor has the region looked so volatile. The situation between Hezbollah and Israel is becoming more antagonistic by the day. The pertinent question every thinking person should be asking right now is at what point will Israel deem it absolutely, and finally necessary to move against Hezbollah in a pre-emptive strike?
It is clear that Israel views Hezbollah as an existential threat against its existence; the status quo, as it currently stands, will not last, and a wider Middle Eastern chaos will likely follow in its wake. The Middle East today is a tinder box which is already alight. It may well soon spread and explode before our very eyes.
It would seem that the Psalms 83 War is about to start with Obama a facilitator, supplying 150 billion in war money to Iran late last year, plus another 400 million in real cash for the so called hostages. This would seem to be more than enough to arm Hezbollah and anyone else who wants Israel destroyed.
If you read, however, the outcome of the Psalms 83 War you will see total victory for Israel, the return of the original Promised Land to the Jews, Iran having to leave their land because of radiation effects from the decimation of their nuclear facilities along the Persian Gulf that will pollute that body of water with radiation. Reciprocation happens with Iran. What they want done to Israel happens to them. They will have to leave their land.
Israeli expansion will lead to incredible wealth that will see Israel rise to that of a superpower. Let us see what develops this summer as we head into this short protracted war. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦..
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
It is important for all true believers to understand the Jubilee concept. If we are to believe in our savior then we should listen to his word in scripture. For Jesus is the word who inspired the writings of scripture. There were 66 writers in the Bible, but if you read it from start to finish it sounds like there is only one voice. That is Jesus the word.
The Jubilee Cycle
There is a concept in the Bible called the Jubilee or the Jubilee cycle. It is complicated and not everyone agrees on what it means, when the current Jubilee ends, etc., but the concept of the Jubilee comes straight out of the Bible.
God was talking to the Jews in the wilderness when He said in Leviticus 25:8-11, âAnd thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.â
âThen shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri 10 or Rosh Hashanah on the Jewish calendar; Sept. 23 on the 2017 Gregorian calendar), in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.â
âAnd ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.â
âA jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto youâ
Thus, a Jubilee year is the fiftieth year of a Jubilee cycle and the Jews are required to blow trumpets on that day because it falls on Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets.
When the Temple was built, some say the Jews blew the trumpet at the end of the day on Rosh Hashanah 100 times. The 100th blast was extra loud, extra long and it was called the Great Blast or the Last Trump.
Now, recall that I said, not everyone agrees on when the current Jubilee cycle ends, but it is not hard to find people who think that it will end at 6 pm (sunset) on the day before Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets).
As soon as the current Jubilee cycle ends (at 6 pm on Sept. 22 this year) the next Jubilee cycle will begin (on Rosh Hashanah Sept. 23, 2017).
Rosh Hashanah means âhead of the yearâ or âbeginning of the year.â It is New Yearâs Day on the Jewish civil calendar.
It always begins on a new moon. And some people believe the Rapture will be on Rosh Hashanah.
They believe Jesus will âdescend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God,â the dead will be raised and all Christians will be changed and Raptured. Read of it in I Thess. 4:16-17, âFor the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.â
They also believe these things will happen at the last blast of a trumpet (1 Cor. 15:51-53), âBehold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed, For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.â
In addition to Sept. 23, 2017 being Rosh Hashanah, the blowing of trumpets, the day of the Great Blast or the Last Trump, some people believe another reason why the next Jubilee cycle will begin on Sept. 23, 2017 is because the British defeated the Turks and captured Israel in 1917 and then Israel captured East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount 50 years later (the length of one Jubilee).
But there is more. When Jewish soldiers captured East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in 1967, Rabbi Schlomo Goren, Israelâs Chief Army Chaplain, stood on the Temple Mount and blew the trumpet (shofar).
Many Jewish religious leaders view that as a very significant prophetic event in the life of Israel. They believe 1917 began a new Jubilee cycle, 50 years later 1967 began another Jubilee cycle and 50 years later 2017 will begin another Jubilee cycle.
Ate We At Godâs Final Jubilee?
I recently heard Dr. Kevin Clarkson interview evangelist Dan Goodman on âProphecy in the News.â Evangelist Goodman is an expert on Jubilee cycles and the author of Godâs Final Jubilee.
He wouldnât say the next Jubilee will begin on Sept. 23, 2017, but I have heard him say that if he was forced to tell what he believes, he thinks we are in the final Jubilee because it is the 70th Jubilee.
He also said there have been:
120 Jubilee cycles (120 X 50 = 6,000 years) since the creation of Adam,
70 Jubilee cycles (70 X 50 = 3,500 years) since the days of Moses, and
40 Jubilee cycles or 2,000 years since the days of Jesus.
The numbers 120, 70 and 40 are all significant numbers in the Bible which I wonât go into because of time, but the fact that all three of these significant numbers coincide in the same year (2017) and it is the 70th is not likely to be a coincidence.
It Gets Even Better
Pastors and ministers should have discerned since 1917, when Israel was given the legal right to return to the land in the second phase of prophetic fulfillment, that this was the precondition to fulfill Ezekiel 36 and 37 plus many other prophecies dealing with the return. This significant date in the history of the world marked a âturning pointâ in Godâs prophetic timetable, namely that the latter of the last days and the last generation to which the Lord Jesus would return had begun.
A generation that has a starting point also has an ending point. I believe all the numbers in scripture that identify a specific generation and/or important events predict the end time generation. Let me explain:
The numbers 100 ,70, 50, and 40 all have to do with prophecy fulfilled or a significant period of time to which we need to pay close attention:
Israel was in the Egyptian captivity for 400 years (some manuscript say 430) or 4 generations 0f 100 years each.
Israel was in the Babylonian captivity for 70 years. Daniel speaks of a period of 70 Weeks of Years or 490 years (70Ã7) as spiritual punishment for Israelâs sins. 469 years have been fulfilled.
The Jubilee Year was 50 years in which the land and people were released â delivered and set free. It is a pivotal year in the history of Israel.
The number 40 is a period of complete testing for a nation and a individual.
Taken together, I believe they mean the following:
In 1917 The Balfour declaration was issued giving the Jews legal right to return and settle their land. 100 years from 1917 is 2017.
In 1947/8 Israel became a nation after 2500 years of exile. 70 years from 1948 is 2017/8.
In 1967 Israel captured and controlled the city of Jerusalem for the first time since the Babylonian captivity. 50 years from 1967 is 2017 speaking of liberation for Jerusalem by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ back to earth.
40 years from 1977-78 is 2017-18.
According to Jewish history and culture, an adult male is considered mature at age 30. This is also the required age for priesthood under the Levitical system. Consider that the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 24:32 that when the Fig Tree has budded (birth) and spreads forth its leaves (maturity) that generation will not pass until all prophecy is complete. Israel became a nation in 1948 and reached maturity in 1977-78 (remember the Israeli Civil Years begins in September not January). By the time the Fig Tree generation has completed a full generation, the tribulation is over and Jesus has returned.
Menachin Begin became Prime Minister of Israel in 1977 and in 1978 signed the Camp David Peace Accords with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat brokered by Jimmy Carter. The Camp David peace accords incited the Arab world against Sadat who was assassinated. The Camp David Peace Accords also greatly angered Yasser Arafat, leader of the PLO. He then started in 1987-1993 the first and in 2000-2004 the second âIntifadaâsâ (an uprising and shaking off of the Zionist infidels).
I believe according to what the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 24 about the birth and maturity of the nation Israel, and subsequent historical events affecting the nation that the final period of âtestingâ for the nation began when they reached maturity in 1977-78. In the Torah, the Lord said He tested Israel in the wilderness for 40 years. It should be noted that the final period of testing for the world also began in 1977-78.
The amazing thing about the above is that each period ends in â2017-2018â the period I believe begins with the last three weeks of seven years and ends the last generation with the Second Coming of Christ. Now in case you think that I stuck the numbers in to make them fit my scenario, here is the explanation:
The first use of the number for a generation is 100 and is found in the book of the beginnings â Genesis 15:13,16. In that passage, God told Abraham that the Israelites would serve Egypt for 400 years and come out in the 4th generation. The âLaw of Beginningsâ or âfirst mentionâ applies here, meaning that a first mention of a principle or action of God becomes the starting point for further revelation. Therefore, in Genesis, the book of beginnings, we have the first mention of the length for a biblical generation â 100 years.
The Balfour declaration issued in 1917 was the âfirst official actâ to allow the Jews to return to the land of Israel. Therefore, we apply 100 years (The first mention of a time period for a generation) to the first mention or first legal act allowing the Jews to return to the land of Israel.
Having already used the number 100 as the beginning number for a complete biblical generation, we cannot use it again. The next number we use is 70 because 70 is the number that also represents a period of captivity and the first number to be used in relation to Israelâs beginning years of captivity after entering the promised land and becoming an independent theocratic monarchy with a king and a priesthood. The Law of First mention or first beginnings applies here also.
The number 70, unlike the number 100, is associated with Israelâs ânation-stateâ â both physical and spiritual captivities. Therefore, we must apply the number 70 to Israelâs return to the land and re-birth as a nation in 1947/8 plus 70 years is 2017-18.
Now that we have already used the numbers 100 and 70, we cannot use them again for to do so would be forcing something to fit a preferred scenario.
The next significant date on Israelâs prophetic timetable (Actually Godâs) is 1967. In that year, Israel liberated Jerusalem from Arab control and it became the undivided capital of the state of Israel.
What biblical number is associated with âliberation?â The number 50 or the Year of Jubilee. Daniel 9:24-27 speaks of the prophecy to consummate Godâs prophetic timetable for the people of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. Israel and the city of Jerusalem will be liberated when Messiah Jesus returns to earth at the battle of Armageddon. 50 years 1967 is 2017-18. This will be the starting-point for the last seven years of the tribulation.
That leaves only one number left, the number 40. We have already shown that it is associated with testing to determine the condition of the heart â whether one will obey God or not. Israel reached maturity in 1977-78 as predicted by Jesus in Matthew 24:32 and entered into the final years of testing. 40 years from 1977-78 is 2017-18.
Since Godâs Word says a thing is confirmed by two or three witnesses in II Cor. 13:1, âThis is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.â
Then I rest my case that based on the revelation of the Word and the numbers in the Bible for a generation to be fulfilled within Godâs specific purposes, the present generation in which we live could end in about 2017-18, and from there the last seven years of the great tribulation years begins and ends. Stay tuned the fun is about to begin! Maranathaâ¦â¦.
By Joel Joseph
Introduction: by Pastor Gary Boyd
If the rapture happens this year what becomes of the ones left behind who thought they had a shot at meeting Jesus in the air? Will they suffer the great tribulation? Will there be another opportunity? Can they find salvation in the horrible nightmare to come? Please investigate this article to find what scripture says, it is truly enlightening.
âNot all Israel is Israelâ says the Bible. (Romans 9:6) Likewise, not all the church is the true church!
The true born-again, truth-believing, ten commandments following Christian will go up in the rapture. The professing, non-born-again wannabe Christians (counterfeits) will not.
These are intensely critical days! Itâs a unique time â even the Bible says so in numerous places. These are the days of impending great doom, and great, glorious victory for many. But beware! The Bible talks repeatedly of âmanyâ and âfewâ, saying many will not be saved and few will.
Which way will you go at the end of your day?
When God turns up the heat, some who were lukewarm will become too hot to handle, and will come running to our Lord in fear of Him â Voila! They will find Him and enter His peace. Those who are wise and do so before the tribulation will be rapture-ready.
What are the signs to watch for?
Signs, signs everywhere signs! We have signs in the sky, signs on the earth, signs in the world, signs in the church, signs in Israel. Everyone is talking about signs and has their own take on them.
A primary Bible sign is one in which the details are clear, literal and real. They take precedence over and must be in place before any secondary sign.
A secondary sign is one whose identity or events are not clearly defined and could be interpreted in various ways and could even be extra-biblical.
Matthew 24:30 âThen shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and all the nations shall mourn and they shall see the Son of Man coming...â
The word âsignâ is Strongâs G4592 = âSermeion.â It means: âMiracle,â âSupernaturalâ sign or wonder. It is an occurrence transcending the natural world.
There are numerous other verses, where this word is used. They speak of supernatural signs and miracles. Here are just a few examples of this word:
Matthew 12:38 â...Master we would seek a sign from you.â
Luke 21:11, 25 âThere shall be great earthquakes in divers places and famines and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs from heaven...There shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars ...and upon the earth distress of nations...â
John 2:11 âThis beginning of miracles (signs G4592) Yeshua did in Cana in Galilee...and His disciples believed in Him.â
The greatest and most important sign of all:
âCan we know exactly when the church age will end with the rapture of the church?
âCan we know when the tribulation period will begin, and then complete Danielâs seventy weeks?
The answer to the former question is dependent on the latter. The answer to the latter question is yes â conditionally. What is that condition? Letâs dig.
Daniel 9:27 âHe (antichrist) shall confirm a covenant (treaty) with many for one week (of years), but in the middle of the week, he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering...â
Daniel 11:21 âIn his place shall arise a vile person (antichrist)...he shall come in peaceably and seize the kingdom by intrigue.â
Daniel 8:24-25 âHis (antichrist) power shall be mighty...he shall destroy fearfully and shall prosper and thrive, he shall also destroy the holy people. Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper and he shall magnify himself. He shall destroy many in their prosperity (peace). He shall even rise against the Prince of princes.â
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 âFor you know perfectly that the day of the Lord (seven year tribulation) so comes as a thief in the night (to those sleeping). For when they say âpeace and safetyâ! Then sudden destruction comes upon them as labour pains and they shall not escape. But you brethren are not in darkness that this Day should overtake you as a thief.â
âThe word âpeaceâ in the verse above is very interesting. It is not the normal word for peace. It is Strongâs G1515 âEireneâ, meaning: National peace, a nation in tranquillity, exemption from war, security and safety.
So, here we see that there will be a national seven-year peace treaty made with the antichrist.
All those who have been coming up with new, private interpretation of this event saying itâs not a peace treaty, itâs an old existing treaty, like the Oslo accord, simply being resurrected and now ratified â are wrong!
The verses of Daniel above show that itâs a seven-year peace treaty. No previous treaty of any sort was for seven years, besides that, previous treaties are null and void and would need to be re-negotiated.
Some say that it is not a peace-treaty, because Daniel 9:27 doesnât say it is. But as I have shown, a number of other verses show that it is!
This great event identifies, reveals and releases the antichrist. Simultaneously, the ârestrainerâ (the Holy Spirit-filled church) is removed ending the church dispensation, and starting the tribulation period immediately. When the true church is gone there is nothing holding back the wicked from doing their dirty deeds.
It is at this point, that the âdead in Messiah and we who are alive,â (the church) will be caught up (raptured) to meet the Lord in the air.â
There is no inter-dispensation gap or time period. There canât be. Where would those who die in that gap period go?
The arguments used by those who support the gap are very weak, and in fact amount to nothing but presumption. Itâs very dangerous building a doctrine on presumption.
There is no verse of scripture saying or implying a gap after the rapture and the tribulation start.
Those who support it are looking for an explanation for their erroneous doctrine of imminence.
Joseph and his wife:
We all know the wonderful story of Joseph being left for dead by his brothers and finding himself in slavery in Egypt. He finds favour with Pharaoh by interpreting a dream, which leads to him being exalted and given a Gentile wife named Asenath.
Then comes the dramatic, great reveal, as Joseph identifies himself to his brothers and their father Jacob / Israel. In this story, Joseph is a type of our Lord, Yeshua.
Romans 11:15 speaks of the return of the Jews to their Messiah as âlife from the dead.â This parallels perfectly with Ezekielâs âDry bonesâ coming to life. What drama!
But thereâs more! As Pharaoh gave Joseph this wife, he also changed Josephâs name to Zaphnath-paaneah. This name means âThe revealer of secrets.â Pharaoh did this because of the revealing of his dream, but the much greater truth, is that Joseph himself is in fact, the great secret of who the Messiah is, revealed in type. Very soon âJosephâ will be ârevealedâ to his brethren.
One of the many names for the Feast of Trumpets is âYom Hadishâ, meaning, the day of hiding. This is because the new moon is concealed and hidden. Its revealing is confirmed by two witnesses, starting this feast.
Many, including myself, believe that a Feast of Trumpets marks the start of the tribulation period.
Does this mean that the revealing of Messiah takes place from this feast onwards? Yes it does! Numerous other verses describe the lifting of the veil and the revealing taking place in the tribulation period.
Isaiah 49:26 âI will feed those who oppress you (Israel) with their own flesh and they will be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. All flesh shall (then) know that I the Lord am your Saviour, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob (Israel).â
Now, please note!!!
Psalm 81:3-6 âBlow the trumpet at the time of the new moon, on our solemn feast day (Tishrei 1/Trumpets)...This He established in Joseph for a testimony, when he went throughout the land of Egypt...his hands were freed from the baskets...â
This incredibly prophetic verse above points to the fact that Joseph was released from prison on Tishrei 1 when the new moon was sighted, which is the Feasts of Trumpets. What powerful symbolism of the soon-coming release from spiritual captivity of all the Jews, as God reveals their Messiah to them.
Does this point to a pre-tribulation rapture? The answer is â yes!
Joseph was 30 years old when he was released from his two-years in prison and began ruling. Our Lordâs ministry began when He was 30 years old and the two years is a type of the 2000-year wait of the Jews for their Messiah to be revealed.
Interestingly, Josephâs wife, Asenath, becomes a type of the church. She is not seen or heard of again after the great reveal to the brothers.
Note also that Joseph took his Gentile bride before the 7- year famine - another type of the pre-tribulation rapture.
So, here we see the great secret of the revealing of Messiah to the Jews, going into high gear on the Feast of Trumpets as the seven-year tribulation starts.
The character of the tribulation:
The Old Covenant is incomplete. There are seven disastrous years required to complete it. The tribulation period centres on Godâs dealings with the Jews, and on the punishment of the unbelieving world. It is not for the church.
This is called the âTime of Jacobâs trouble (Israel), the seventieth week for My people (Jews).
The tribulation period is described as: âThe Day of sorrows.â (Matthew 24:8-13) âThe Day of wrath.â (Zephaniah 1:15) âThe Day of indignation.â (Zephaniah 3:8). âThe Day of vengeance.â (Isaiah 34:8, 64:4).
The Bible sees the characteristics of this time period as so severe, masses of people will seek to die.
Revelation 9:6 âIn those days, men shall seek death, but will not find it; they shall desire to die, but death will flee from them.â
Revelation 6:16 âThey said to the mountains and rocks, âFall upon us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.ââ
The fury of the left-behind:
Those who are left behind at the rapture, are obviously the unsaved, but also the great company of so-called Christians and those who thought they were saved because they believe in Jesus. These are counterfeit believers and all those who have no real new-birth experience.
One thing the rapture will do is identify very publically those who were not genuinely saved. They will be left behind.
The Bible reveals that many people will still not repent in the tribulation, but will turn on God in their fury and hostility.
At the rapture, the Bible says that sudden destruction will come and they will not escape the tribulation! (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Have a look at these shocking verses revealing the arrogance of modern man:
Revelation 16:11 âThey blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.â
Revelation 16:21 âGreat hail from heaven fell upon men, every hailstone about the weight of a talent (approximately 75 lbs), and men blasphemed God because of the plague of hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.â
Revelation 16:9 âMen were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues, and they did not repent.â
Revelation 2:21-22 (The church of Thyatira â the orthodox churches) âI gave her time to repent and she did not...I will cast her into great tribulation, unless they repent...â
Now have a look at this verse and note the big difference:
Revelation 11:13 âIn the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand were killed and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.â
All these people are aware that these terrible tribulation judgements are coming from God Himself. It is God who has the power over these things and also has the keys of heaven and hell.
Itâs really not very clever to turn on and blaspheme God in the time of tribulation and distress! It is really an extreme pride thing, which is the reason they landed in the tribulation to start with!
Those who will not go in the rapture:
Hebrews 3:12 âBeware brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God.â
The true church is born of the pure, Holy Spirit of God. The counterfeit church is born of its own theology, own unholy ideas and lies.
The true church has the Spirit-revealed Bible as its source. The counterfeit church has the dead-letter of the Bible mixed with all their own ideas as their source.
The counterfeit church is inspired and led by Satan, although they canât see it at all.
Imagine the shock of having the eyes of your understanding opened in hell!
The message to the seven churches in the Revelation reveals that over-comers are rewarded. Here are some promises to those who donât overcome, revealed by God to the seven churches:
ââI will fight you with the sword of My mouth.â
â âI will cast you into great tribulation.â
ââI will come upon you as a thief.â
ââI will spew you out of My mouth.â
ââI will remove your candlestick from its place.â
âOur Lord said to professing Christians: âDepart from Me I never knew you.â They claimed to know Him, and did this or that in His name. (Matthew 7:21-23)
âPaul says: âIt is impossible for those once enlightened, who have become partakers of the Holy Spirit and have tasted of the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again the Son of God...â (Hebrews 6:4-6)
Are you a hairs-breath from eternity with our Lord?
The character of grace upon this earth is about to be removed and replaced with the character of multiple wraths!
Genesis 6:3 âThe Spirit of God will not contend with man forever.â
But here is the great news:
1 Thessalonians 1:10 â...He delivers us from the wrath to come.â
What is the âwrath to comeâ? A number of other verses define it as the tribulation period. It would really take a lot of linguistic gymnastics to explain away this simple verse! There are other parallel verses to this as well.
Revelation 3:10 âBecause you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial (tribulation), which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.â
1 Thessalonians 4:4 âYou brethren are not in darkness that this Day should overtake you as a thief.â The âDayâ mentioned here is universally accepted as a reference to the tribulation. Get ready the time is short, you do not want to be left behind!
What happens to Syria in the End of Days? Since US bombing things have changed for the worse.
By Pastor Gary Boyd
All the major end time players are in position in the Middle East ready to go to war over, you guessed it, the oil. New found oil in the Golan Heights by Israel and miles offshore in the Mediterranean have made greedy eyes come alive. The quagmire in Syria is only the beginning of a conflict that will lead to the destruction of Damascus and the loss of lives in northern Israel.
With all the events taking place in Syria right now, many people are asking, âWhat does the Bible have to say about Syria and the end times? Is this the beginning of World War III and Armageddon?â Those are legitimate questions, but let me assure you, this is not the end, yet. How can I be so sure? Because the Bible says Armageddon takes place at the end of the seven-year Tribulation (Revelation 16:16), âAnd he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.â
The Tribulation has yet to begin.
That said, I believe recent events in Syria have great significance when it comes to the study of Bible prophecy. This doesnât mean youâre guaranteed to see the immediate fulfillment of any specific Bible prophecy. However, it does mean you should pay close attention. Why? Because, at the very least, these events are setting the table for the fulfillment of multiple bible prophecies.
Just look around you. The signs of the Second Coming are everywhere. The restoration of Israel (Isaiah 11:12)â¦ The Jews are back in Jerusalem (Luke 21:24-28)â¦ The Gospel preached to the world (Matthew 24:14)â¦ An increase in travel and knowledge (Daniel 12:4)â¦ The rise of the European Union (Daniel 2:43)â¦ And many more. Jesus says once you see all these signs come together, His return is near (Luke 21:28). This means the Tribulation is close, and you should expect to see the fulfillment of many end times prophecies in the near future.
Below are two prophetic events especially relevant to the ongoing events in Syria. Both events could be very close to fulfillment.
1) The Destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17)
Chapter 17 in the book of Isaiah paints a sobering picture. In it, the city of Damascus is a pile of rubble. The Bible says it will disappear from the face of the earth and become a heap of ruins Isaiah 17:1, âThe burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.â At the same time, large parts of northern Israel will also lie in ruin Isaiah 17:3, âThe fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of hosts.â According to the Bible, the Tribe of Ephraim is descended from a man named Ephraim. This Ephraim is recorded as the son of Joseph, the son of Jacob.The descendants of Joseph formed two of the tribes of Israel, whereas each of the other sons of Jacob was the founder of only one tribe. In the latter times Ephraim will cease being a fortress, meaning destruction.
Now, before you say this prophecy was fulfilled during Old Testament times, keep this in mindâ¦ This passage says Damascus will cease to be a city (Isaiah 17:1). It will be utterly and completely destroyed. Yet, Damascus is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on record. Its history goes back more than 5,000 years. At 2,600 years old, the book of Isaiah itself is new compared to Damascus! This prophecy is yet to be fulfilled.
So how do current events in Syria relate to Isaiah 17? Following the U.S. strike on the Syrian airfield Shayrat, Syriaâs allies issued a joint statement saying, âWhat America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well.â While this statement was clearly in response to a U.S. bombing on a Syrian airfield, these nations made it clear they will respond to any nation they view as an aggressor.
This includes Israel. While it hasnât been a major news story, Israel has also been bombing Syria. Theyâre bombing Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists operating on the northern border of Israel. If Syria and its allies view their situation as desperate, they may decide to use these bombing raids as an excuse to launch a chemical attack on Israel. This is because drawing Israel into the war could rally the Muslim world to Syriaâs side. Saddam Hussein tried this same tactic during the first Gulf War. In 1991, he fired Scud missiles at Israel in an effort to draw them into the war and break up the coalition aligned against him.
If Syria, Hezbollah, or any of their allies managed to strike Israel with a weapon of mass destruction, the response would be swift. Israel would most likely respond in kind. If their intelligence revealed the Assad regime was behind such an attack, nuclear retaliation on Damascus would not be out of the question. The fact is Bible prophecy speaks of a preemptive strike by Israel that will return the original Promised Land to them. Read Psalm 83, âKeep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.â
These people named above are Syria, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Hamas, the Palestinians, and the Muslim Brotherhood. These Arab states and terrorist populations are now forming a confederation to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Psalm 83 predicts a climatic Arab Israeli war that will return the original promised land to Israel and hand over the spoils of war, the oil. Israel will defeat her ancient Arab enemies with her overwhelming IDF military. Israel will them become the next Mideast Superpower!
While this is all speculation, and not necessary how Isaiah 17 or Psalm 83 goes down to be fulfilled, it shows how realistic a near-term fulfillment of this prophecy could be. With current instability in the region, and so many warring factions in Syria, events could spiral out of control very quickly. At this point in time, itâs not difficult to imagine a scenario in which Damascus is completely destroyed.
2) The Gog & Magog War (Ezekiel 38-39)
Current events in Syria are also setting the stage for the Gog & Magog War. More than 2,600 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel warned of a future time when a vast coalition of nations will attack Israel. Ezekiel identifies these nations as âMagog, Rosh, Meshech, Tubal, Persia, Cush, Put, Gomer, and Beth-togarmahâ (Ezekiel 38:1-6).
These nations have since come to be known as the Gog & Magog alliance. Now, with the exception of Persia and Cush, I realize most people have never heard of these nations. But keep in mind Ezekiel used the names of these nations as they were known in his day. Each one is a clearly identifiable nation today. So who are these nations in our day and time?
Below is a list. The Old Testament name is listed first, followed by its modern day equivalent:
Rosh = Russia
Magog = Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan
Persia = Iran
Cush = Sudan
Put = Libya
Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-togarmah = Turkey
Collectively, these nations have never attacked Israel. In fact, in the history of the world, such an alliance of nations has never existed. But today we see it coming together right in front of our watching eyes. Since 1989, Russia and Iran have gradually strengthened their diplomatic, military, and economic ties. Yet, in the first 2,600 years after Ezekiel recorded his prophecies, the nations of Russia and Persia (Iran) had never been part of any alliance of any sort. Never. Cooperation between Russia and Iran, especially military cooperation, didnât take place.
This led many people to claim Ezekielâs prophecy was symbolic. Why? Because the idea of the Gog of Magog war seemed absurd. After all, at the dawn of the 20th Century, Russia was an orthodox Christian nation and Israel didnât exist! But those who believed in a literal interpretation of the Bible knew otherwise. They knew all prophecy would come to pass as it has in times passed. Because bible prophecy doesnât come from mere humans. Itâs Godâs Word 2 Peter 1:19-21 tells us so, âWe have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.â
In the years since, the stage has been set for the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39. A 1917 communist revolution transformed Russia from a Christian nation to an atheist nation. In 1948, Israel once again became a nation. And earlier this week, Russia and Iran issued a joint statement vowing to respond with force to any aggressor.
Where does Turkey fit? For decades, people have wondered how Turkey could be a part of this alliance. After all, Turkey is a member of NATO. And in late 2015, Turkey shot down a Russian jet when it strayed into Turkish airspace. Russia and Turkey seem to be at odds. So how could Turkey be a part of this alliance?
At first glance, it seems unlikely. But in the summer of 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan jailed thousands of political opponents. And on Easter Sunday of 2017, Turkey voted to eliminate its parliamentary form of government and give expanded powers to Erdogan. Ultimately, this could be what pushes Turkey into the Russian sphere of influence. Erdogan is an anti-Western, pro-Islamist leader, and heâs worked hard to strengthen Turkeyâs ties with Russia. For my own reasons I believe he is the Antichrist.
In light of these developments, we can see the Gog & Magog alliance coming together for the first time in history. For the first time since Israel re-emerged on the world scene in May 1948, the main players of the Ezekiel 38-39 alliance are all working together. Even more important, they all have military personnel on Israelâs northern border. The stage is set for the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39 that I believe will come to fruition in the middle of the great tribulation.
What Will Ultimately Happen?
While terrible destruction awaits Damascus (Isaiah 17:1), northern Israel (Isaiah 17:3), and the entire Gog of Magog alliance (Ezekiel 38:19-22), we have reason to be hopeful. Because of these events, the Bible says people will soon look to and acknowledge their Creator â the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Isaiah 17:7). When He strikes down Israelâs enemies, the whole world will know He is the God Israel (Ezekiel 38:23).
In the days and weeks ahead, we canât be certain what will happen in Syria. But in the long run, we can be absolutely certain the events of Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39 will be fulfilled. Damascus will lie in ruin, and the Gog & Magog alliance will be destroyed. These events are certain. Because whatever He has declared, God will bring to pass (Isaiah 14:24).
And when these things happen, the world will no longer be able to deny Him. He will destroy the enemies of Israel in plain view of the entire world.
âIn this way,â says the Lord. âI will show my greatness and holiness, and I will make myself known to all the nations of the world. Then they will know that I am the Lord.â (Ezekiel 38:23) Maranathaâ¦...
By Pastor Gary Boyd
The study of the End Times and the rapture can cause questions, apprehension, and fear. "Why do I need to study prophecy?" "It is too complicated, and I don't understand what it means." "It makes me anxious and nervous." I will not argue with the fact that studying prophecy can be complex and overwhelming. It is difficult to see how these obscure passages can have any significance for us today. They appear to lack relevance to what we are going through right now. If we continue with this mindset, we will miss the rich truth God has provided for us. We cannot understand where we are now if we donât understand where we are going.
To help you begin developing an understanding and appreciation for this difficult topic, I have compiled biblical answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about the Rapture.
1. What signs indicate that the End Times are near?
The Raptureâthe raising of the Church into heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:17)âis the next event on the prophetic calendar. The following signs indicate that the End Times are near.
The Sign of Deception
Many people will claim to be the Messiah and claim to have the answers for a troubled world. Jesus says to âtake heedââliterally to keep our eyes open so we are not fooled. In the End Times, people will be crying desperately for leaders to deliver them, and they will seek mystics and religious leaders who claim to have deeper knowledge.
The Sign of Disputes Among Nations
As wars and dissension among groups of people begin to escalate, we know it is a sign of Christâs return. The book of Revelation tells us that the Tribulation Period is filled with warâceaseless, unending, terrible warâthat will escalate until the world is involved. The Bible says that as we move toward the End Times, there will be constant talk of conflicts, border skirmishes, race wars, and national battles.
The Sign of Devastation
Today, as you read this, millions of people in the world are going hungry, even though God has blessed us with a fruitful, abundant planet. As we get closer to the End Times, there will be more and more famine. There will also be earthquakes, something that science has said will happen. Christ also spoke of pestilence: the spread of new diseases. Our world is experiencing a spate of tragic new diseases that we are unable to control.
The Sign of Deliverance Into the Tribulation
Just before Jesus returns, there will be an explosion of antagonism toward Godâs people. Christians will be persecuted. We are seeing this happen today with the rise of ISIS and their horrific attacks on Christians in the Middle East. As we grow closer to the end, many will pay a high price for living out their faith in our world.
2. Why should I avoid determining a date and time for the Rapture?
The fact is, we cannot calculate the day Christ will return for His Church because God specifically chose not to reveal it to us.
When the apostles asked Jesus about the apocalyptic time, He replied gently but firmly, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you" (Acts 1:7-8).
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Only God knows what time it is, and only God knows when time will run out.
Future truth impacts present responsibility. It is the knowledge that His coming is soon that puts a little bit of urgency into our step and determination into our service.
3. Will I be a part of the Rapture if my body is cremated?
When the Scripture says, "The dead in Christ will rise," it is speaking of the bodily resurrection of believers. At this time, the spirits of believers will be united with their perfect and complete resurrection bodies. "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first [no exceptions!]. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words" (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
If God can do the hard part of calling creation into existence through His spoken words, then it will be no problem for Him to call back the bodies of those who have been swept into the sea, or consumed by fire, or tragically maimed and murdered by vicious and murderous attacks of an enemy.
4. What will happen in Heaven after the Rapture?
After the Rapture, Christians will come before the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10). The Judgment Seat is not about whether we will enter heavenâweâll already be there because our sins have been atoned for in the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It will, however, be a time to give an account of the works we have done on earth, and we will be rewarded accordingly. Weâll be assigned places of authority in the coming Millennium based upon our faithfulness to God when we were on earth, as well as the influence we left behind.
There is so much relevant truth to be discovered in the Bible's prophetic passages! I encourage you to continue to study God's plan for the future. What you believe about many of these issues can determine what side you are on when God decides to draw the final curtain on the drama of history. I am confident you will find, as I have, that studying and understanding rapture and the events of tomorrow will change your view of today!
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
âThe Shinar Directiveâ is a book by Mike Lake & Tom Horn that serves as a kingdom intelligence briefing for God's people in the twenty-first century. The truth is found on the ancient plains of Shinar where an evil was born: The first world king, the prototype transhuman, the ultimate despot, the Son of Perdition--Nimrod. In Babylon, the Son of Perdition devised the Shinar Directive: the enslaving of humanity and the war against the God of Heaven. God's intervention at the Tower of Babel only delayed his hellish plans.
The Luciferian Elite in Hollywood who worship at the altar of the Bohemian Grove, the intelligentsia in Academia, and the world bankers now control three key circles of influence in the world: financial, political, and religious. However, controlling these three systems was not enough. The laborers of Mystery Babylon have been quietly planning and waiting for thousands of years for the releasing of the Watchers of Genesis 6. Now armed with developing Watcher technologies, the Elite will use trans-humanism (the belief that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology)
and mind control to build the army of the Antichrist. My question is, what if these artificial intelligence trans-human robots in this army of Antichrist are possessed by demons giving them a life all their own, demonic beyond control of men?
As the Bible teaches in the end times, right before the return of Jesus, the greatest political leader in the history of Mankind will emerge from Europe. After taking over that area by diplomatic cunning and deceit, he will launch a military campaign that will result in his acquiring âauthority over every tribe and people and tongue and nationâ (Revelation 13:7). His empire will be the most extensive in all of history, encompassing the entire world, and his rule will be the most demonic the world has ever experienced. Will Satan then control the Antichrist that will lead this demonic army into the battle at Armageddon?
He will begin his rise to power as a dynamic, charismatic, insightful, visionary leader who will astound the world with the cleverness of his solutions to world problems. He will appear to be the savior of the world. But as he consolidates his power, his true nature will be revealed. He will emerge as a Satan possessed and empowered person who hates God and is determined to annihilate both Christianity and Judaism. For this reason, he is identified in scripture as the Antichrist (1 John 2:18), for he will stand against God and His anointed one, Jesus Christ.
Mark Will Affect DNA
We are beginning to realize that the mark of the Beast and the image of the Beast are much more than we could have ever imagined; beyond an implant and beyond a physical mark, they will affect DNA and who we are at a molecular level! As the powers of Mystery Babylon gather to create the new Tower of Babel and prepare for the Son of Perdition's return, Heaven is issuing a clarion call to the Remnant: Know the strategies of the enemy, untangle yourself from it, and become the victorious Church!
Heaven's Jewish Apostle of Love, John, reveals the coming conflict in his book of Revelation and provides the ancient Hebraic wisdom encoded in 1 John to equip the bond-servants of Messiah with the tools of the kingdom to overcome the Shinar Directive!
Down the Rabbit Hole
In Tom Horn & Mike Lakes book you will journey through the Luciferian rabbit hole to discover the matrix of darkness that has engulfed our planet. It would seem the esoteric societies have nearly fulfilled Nimrodâs dark directive. God, however, will not allow the enemy to bring his âAâ team without responding with his own army of saints and angels. God is raising up people around the world that are shaking off their techno-sorcery induced, spiritual slumber and are answering Heavenâs call. There is an end-time empowerment coming for Godâs Remnant, his Sheeriyth. Hell may have its directive, but Heaven has its imperative!
This is one of the finest Bible prophecy books I have ever read; Dr. Michael Lake has produced an instant classic of the new paradigm of prophetic interpretation. This is a book about the antiChrist system of Mystery Babylon and the under-acknowledged influence of Nimrod and ancient Babylon on the stream of history. Dr. Lake cites classical sources, Hebraic word studies and some of the other new prophetic writers to bring the reader a comprehensive understanding of how, from the beginning of time, Satan conspired with fallen man to counterfeit God's promise of a redeemer and of a place of promise with Him. Satan's masterpiece was Nimrod, the original tyrant, who carried within him the secret occult power that dominated the pre-flood world (Atlantis) and infected mankind with the Nephilim curse.
The result was the New Atlantis -- the ultimate totalitarian political-financial-religious system in defiance of God, these times of today. Originally established at Babylon, the satanic conspiracy rolled down through history, infecting all of the societies, governments and people it came into contact with -- even corrupting God's people, Israel, and infiltrating the church.
Dr. Lake covers this vast material in an easy to follow style that will guide the reader through the layers of the conspiracy from Genesis to Revelation. This is the new paradigm of prophecy, one that incorporates an understanding of Hebrew literary conventions, a supernatural worldview, the prophetic role of Islam and the conspiracy view of history. Those accustomed to the old "Dallas Theological Seminary" prophecy model will be uncomfortable with some of this material. That's unfortunate, because that old paradigm ignored historical realities like the role of the Ottoman Empire (Caliphate) and the Babylonian nature of Roman Catholicism; unpleasant possibilities such as America's occult heritage and her role in the conspiracy as the New Atlantis; and Biblical prophetic truths that can only be understood in terms of the events of Genesis and by a grasp of the original Hebrew meaning of words. The Shinar Directive is highly recommended.
This gigantic convergence is coming upon the planet very soon as hatred builds towards America, God, and Israel. As you can see from todayâs news the left is going to extreme measures to enforce a lie, but Godâs people have become stronger by empowering a president whose belief in God rules his spirit. This battle will continue until the very end at Armageddon that will bring down God to defend his people. Hurry on sweet redeemer. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦â¦..