Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Why does bible prophecy matter? As a Christian, why should you spend any time studying it? Itâs sad to say, but many Christians (including many church leaders) say Bible prophecy doesnât matter, mainly because they do not understand it. And they say you shouldnât spend any time studying it. Why? Some of the stated reasons are âStudy of Bible prophecy is a waste of timeâ or âitâs a distraction.â
Another common criticism is âBible prophecy so negative!â Negative? How is the return of Jesus to establish everlasting peace on earth with no more death, crying, sorrow, or pain (Revelation 21:4) negative? Itâs not. In fact, itâs our Blessed Hope (Titus 2:13)! No. Thereâs something else going on here, and I think I know what it is. The real reason so many church leaders ignore Bible prophecy is because they care more about what the world thinks than what God thinks. It is all about donations to the church.
They associate the study of Bible prophecy with date setters and âkooks.â And they donât want others to think theyâre like that. Itâs much easier (and a lot less controversial) to cover topics like âSeven Ways to a Better Marriageâ or âFive Ways to Live a Better Life Todayâ or âHow to Be Happy All the Time.â
God wants us all to live a full and blessed life here on earth. But to ignore Bible prophecy is to ignore 27% of the Bible. If God didnât want us to study it, why would He reveal it? The Bible says all of Godâs Word is useful for teaching and instruction (2 Timothy 3:16-17), and that includes prophecy.
The Power of Prophecy
The prophetic passages in the Bible are just as important as all the others. And God promises wherever He sends His Word, it will prosper (Isaiah 55:11). This includes all of His Word, not just those verses self-appointed Christian leaders deem âokay.â If you have any doubt about the importance of Bible prophecy when it comes to living the Christian life, hereâs what the Bible itself says about Godâs prophetic Word:
1) Prophecy Points to Jesus â All prophecy points to Jesus (Revelation 19:10). In fact, Jesus Himself said He came to fulfill the law and the prophets (Matthew 5:17). What if the magi (Matthew 2:1-2) had ignored Bible prophecy? What if they thought the study of prophecy was âa waste of time?â
Then they would have missed out on one of the greatest honors of all time â seeing the baby Jesus. What if Simeon (Luke 2:25-35) had the attitude Bible prophecy is irrelevant? Then he would have missed out on the greatest blessing of his life. What if Anna (Luke 2:36-40) had ignored Bible prophecy? Then she too would have missed out on Jesus.
2) Jesus Demands We Watch â Still think study of Bible prophecy is âa distractionâ from Godâs work? Then how come Jesus demands it? Thatâs right. Jesus doesnât simply suggest the study of prophecy. He commands us to study it. He commands us to âstay alertâ and to âkeep watchâ (Mark 13:33,35). That begs the question â watch for what? The answer is clear. Watch for His return. Otherwise, Heâll find us sleeping when He arrives without warning (Mark 13:36). If you donât study Bible prophecy and the signs of His coming, how will you ever know what to watch for? And if you donât know what to watch for, how can you obey Jesus?
3) Prophecy Proves the Bible Is Godâs Word â Long ago, God issued a challenge. He said, âWho else can tell the beginning from the endâ (Isaiah 41:21-24)? God proclaims He alone can do so. Only God can reveal what is going to happen before it happens (Isaiah 46:10). The hundreds and hundreds of specific and detailed prophecies found in the Bible prove its divine authority. What other book on earth can match the Bible in predictive power? None. But if you fail to study Bible prophecy, that fact will pass you by.
4) Prophecy Is a Powerful Tool for Evangelism â In the first century, Bible prophecy was the primary tool for spreading the gospel. Peter cited the Messianic prophecies as clear proof Jesus was the long awaited Messiah (Acts 2:14-42). His speech led three thousand people to give their lives to Jesus. He also said the life of Jesus fulfilled what the prophets had written about the Messiah (Acts 3:18-24).
Philip used a fulfilled prophecy to explain the gospel to an Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26-39). And Paulâs primary method of spreading the gospel was to reason from the scriptures (Acts 17:2-3). He explained how Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of the Messiah. And he explained all that the prophets said about Him (Acts 13:27-31). If you donât study Bible prophecy, youâre missing one of the greatest tools for spreading the gospel. What better way to respond to those who demand evidence Jesus is the Messiah than to tell them about fulfilled Bible prophecy?
5) Prophecy Encourages Holy Living â If you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, you know He could return at any moment. And if you know He can return at any moment, it encourages holy living. In the story of the evil servant, Jesus warned us about a danger. What danger? The danger of thinking Heâll delay His return. Jesus said the evil servant thinks, âMy master wonât be back for a while,â and he goes on sinning (Matthew 24:48-49).
Instead, you should live your life as if He could come at any moment. This mindset leads to patience (James 5:8), disciplined prayers (1 Peter 4:7), love (1 Peter 4:8), and an eagerness to use your gifts for the glory of God (1 Peter 4:10-11). While we wait for the return of Jesus, we should live peaceful, pure, and blameless lives (2 Peter 3:11-14).
6) Prophecy Gives Specific Blessings â Some Christians avoid reading the Book of Revelation. They might find it frightening or difficult to understand.
This Book remember, is the revelation of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1). Itâs not the revelation of John. Itâs not the creation of ancient men. Itâs a message from Jesus. Itâs so important, God says Heâll bless anyone who reads it to the church! And Heâll bless anyone who listens to it and obeys what it says (Revelation 1:3). In heaven, some will wear âa crown of righteousness.â And who gets this crown? All who eagerly await the return of Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 4:8).
7) Prophecy Reveals the Season of the Lordâs Return â Jesus says the world will be caught unaware when He suddenly returns (Luke 12:40). It will be like in the days of Noah and Lot. People will go on living their daily lives as normal right up until the moment of their destruction (Luke 17:30). But those who study Bible prophecy wonât be surprised by His return (1 Thessalonians 5:4-6).
Why? Because theyâll understand the signs. While we canât know the day or the hour of His return (Matthew 24:36), we can know the season of His return. Jesus, Moses, and the prophets told us what signs to look for. And Jesus says when see all those signs coming together you can know His return is very near (Matthew 24:33).
Donât ignore Bible prophecy. Donât poke fun of it or laugh at it (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22). Prophecy is behind almost every promise Christians hold near and dear. The promise of heavenâ¦The hope of salvationâ¦The joy of eternity with Jesus.
Each is a promise from God guaranteeing our future. And what is prophecy if not a guarantee of future events? So donât let what others think discourage you from studying Bible prophecy.
Remember, the world mocked and ridiculed Jesus. If you follow Him, He says you will be mocked and ridiculed as well (Matthew 10:22-25). Bible prophecy is the message of Jesus. And if youâre a Christian, you must be willing to endure persecution for it. Jesus said if anyone is ashamed of Him and His message, He will be ashamed of that person when He returns (Luke 9:23-26). Donât be ashamed. Study Bible prophecy. Let it enrich your life. For the whole purpose of prophecy is to glorify Jesus (Revelation 19:10).
When you glorify Jesus you set your focus on the Blessed Hope who will soon return to set the whole world straight. In his kingdom there will be no more sorrow, no more pain, no more reprobate minds; only joy, peace, and a return to godly living. It is a sick world and Jesus is the cure. Maranathaâ¦.
Intro by Pastor Gary Boyd - Two very important books on the end of days and Israel has my good friend Terry James commenting on how focused these books are on Jerusalem and what happens to Israel in 2017. Please pay attention this could mean eternity to you.
2017 and Beyond
Terry James commentary on two important books concerning Israel in these critical days.
âNo matter which way news cameras and microphones turn to capture the troubling issues and events of the hour, they will always turn back to Israel and to Jerusalem in particular.â
This is a statement I have made in one form or another in most every book Iâve written. It is as if that most volatile point on the globe is like the magnetic north is to a compass. The needleâs tip canât resist the tug Godâs chosen land presents.
One senses, if attuned spiritually while watching the times around us unfold, that the world is on the precipice of truly prophetic movement. Observers of the American presidential election process of 2016 were for the most part stunned by the election of Donald J. Trump. Shock waves so shattered the polling-predictions and punditry-prognostication that political and social equilibrium continues unrecovered. Our national environment quivers and reels under the anger and anxieties of those who expected a different outcome of the election in which they believe their worldview was unfairly defeated.
There is no doubtâin this writerâs view, at leastâthat this election turned out as it did, with Trump becoming president because God intervened. I do believe wholeheartedly that 2 Chronicles 7:14 helped bring about the intervention. However, this is not because America is a godly nation or that Mr. Trump is a godly individual. But the dramatic shift in direction the United States is in process of taking, Iâm convinced, portends prophetic developments beyond what most believers might consider.
Prophetic movement, I believe, will, from this point forward in 2017, shape America and the world in ways no other generation has experienced. Attention at the moment is concentratedâthe cameras are turnedâon hatred of the man God has raised up for this hour. There can be scant denial that the forces of globalism, liberalism, and news and entertainment media, D.C. establishment-types and even some corporate entities in America are bent on destroying this presidency.
However, those cameras and microphones are about to turn dramatically back to capture issues and events of far greater import. I believe we are on the cusp of seeing the world truly being shaped for the wind up of the Dispensation of Graceâthe Church Age.
Israel is about to again step front and center upon the world stage. This year and beyond will perhaps bring the prophet Zechariahâs foretellings about Godâs chosen nation into focus as never before.
The new president has said he is seriously considering moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This action, alone, will, if it happens, likely cause Middle Eastern ramifications we canât totally foresee.
Mr. Trumpâs expected embrace of Israel and its prime minister is exciting to think upon, but troubling in its prospective results.
Next year marks the 70th anniversary of Israelâs rebirth into modernity. Might that year bring the ratcheting up of prophetic stage-setting? âFor the Jewish stateâs starring role as the Lord brings mankindâs rebellion to a head?
Dr. Thomas Ice, the foremost scholar on matters involving the Pre-Tribulation Rapture view, is a long-time friend and colleague. There is no one, in my opinion, who possesses a more in-depth knowledge of Bible prophecy, particularly as it relates to Israel. If we are to grasp the true meaning of prophetic developments exploding upon the scene day by day, itâs essential that we look intensively at Bible prophecy as given in Godâs Word, the Bible.
Again, there is no person of whom Iâm aware more qualified to break Godâs prophetic Word so that it can be understood in terms of where we stand on His Prophetic Timeline than Dr. Ice.
Iâm excited and pleased to be among the first to be given opportunity by his publisher to offer youâin a very special packageâa book that is one Iâm convinced the Lord is providing at this crucial moment. It is a volume that every believer should read in advance of what is going to be, in all likelihood, tumultuous years ahead for Israel, America, the Middle East, and for the whole world.
The Case for Zionism: Why Christians Should Support Israel
Dr. Ice, like many of us who observe things involving Israel today, is troubled by the way that nation is viewed by a growing number of clergy and others within Christianity. A synopsis of this outstanding work reads as follows in that regard:
âThe modern state of Israel has been a nation for almost 70 years. When she was formed, and fought her early wars of existence, most Bible-believing Christians believed there was a real connection with what was going on in the Middle East and Bible prophecy that predicts an end-time return of the Jews to their land. While support for Israel remains high in most evangelical communities, we are seeing the beginning of a decline, especially among younger evangelicals, who question whether modern Israel really relates to end-time Bible prophecy.
âThe Case for Zionism attempts to bring together biblical, historical, and legal arguments for the legitimacy of the startup nation known as Israel as it:
-Explains controversies such as anti-Semitism and Replacement Theology
-Details the biblical and legal rights of Modern Israel
-Explores the prophetic nature and future of Israel
âIn this presentation, Thomas Ice answers many of the contemporary arguments being used by both secular and religious communities to undermine what he believes is the hand of God at work in our own day.â
Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, in my opinion the foremost scholar on Israel today from the standpoint of Bible prophecy, gives Iceâs book high marks indeed.
Fruchtenbaum, in his foreword, writes of the various forms of anti-Semitism that is more and more becoming manifest at this time. He implies that it is essential for believers to appropriate an understanding of the opposition against Israel. He writes in conclusion, the following:
âThis is exactly where Dr. Iceâs book makes a valuable contribution and shows biblically why all Christians should support Israel.â
New Leaf Press Publishing Group is presenting Dr. Thomas Iceâs book in a very special packageâand at a low priceâfor our Rapture Ready family.
This outstanding book can be purchased by itself, of course. However, the publisher is including in this package the following book about Godâs Chosen nation:
Miracle of Israel: The Shocking, Untold Story of Godâs Love for His People by Gary Frazier and Jim Fletcher is a book Iâve written about before.
Both Gary and Jim are great writers who Iâm thankful to call friends. Jim, a superb investigative journalist, and editor, of course, writes our weekly column on Israel, about which I receive compliments over and over.
Gary is one of the most knowledgeable Bible teachers, lecturers, and frequently interviewed experts on Bible prophecy. Together, he and Jim have produced a book that should be in every home library. Israel, as Dr. Fruchtenbaum wrote above, should be thoroughly understood by Christians today. This book, in tandem with Dr. Thomas Iceâs book, will go a long way toward providing the depth of understanding needed as we face these next years that are bound to be fraught with prophetic stage-setting realities.
Authors Frazier and Fletcher invite the reader to join in watching Godâs hand as He directs these closing years of the age.
âThis is a book about miracles of history that affect each and every one of us, whether we recognize them or not. We will ponder how the Creator God has and is working in the history of His world. In the end, we will see that God has done and will do exactly as He promised as recorded in Isaiah 46:9â10, where He states:
âRemember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done. saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.
âThe Creator God had a plan from the very beginning, and if we look for His hand in world history, both past and present, we can be certain of His hand in the future.â
Nothing demonstrates how God keeps His promises better than the story of Israel.
Everyone is looking for a miracle. Families devastated by a faltering economy. A college student facing the horrific diagnosis of cancer. Corporately, whole nations are teetering on the brink of despair and chaos. The Miracle of Israel is a stunning examination of the millennia-old love that God has for His people that:
Clearly conveys the promise God gave to Abraham
Examines the ancient prophecies regarding Israel that have happened and are unfolding even today
Provides an easy-to-read timeline of miracle after miracle related to the nation of Israel.
Tracing the history of the Jewish people to the present day, the authors look at prophecy after prophecy that clearly attest to the Lordâs miraculous promises. From historical records to personal, dramatic stories, the Miracle of Israel shows us that in keeping epic promises to the nation of Israel, Godâs provision for each of us is sure, perfect, and on time, every time.
These are two truly outstanding books that can help immensely in your study of Bible prophecy. I highly recommend this special offering of two great volumes in one package at a great price.
From now until March 31, you can take advantage of a very special offer. You can purchase this two-book pack: The Case for Zionism by Thomas Ice and Miracle of Israel by Jim Fletcher & Gary Frazier for only $20 (this includes free shipping). Follow this link to orderâ> http://www.nlpg.com/the-case-for-zionism-info
Conclusion by Pastor Gary Boyd
We are moving into some very tumultuous times this year, with Israelâs capital being moved to Jerusalem, Iran being called out for their terrorism, Obama creating a seditious shadow government to undermine Trumpâs government, protests in every major city by paid Soros protesters, and a level of violence never seen before. Some believe we are entering the time of the pre-tribulation rapture when the feast of trumpets takes place this year in September. Plus there will be an alignment of planets in the fall that will signify the completion of the church era with the body of Christ joining the head of the church Jesus Christ. When this all comes to fruition it could be possible that the tribulation could start soon after. Standby my friends in Christ we are in for some real exciting times, but above all be rapture ready. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦...
by Geri Ungurean
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
A sparkle of inspiration came from the Holy Spirit as I asked the question why does the unbelieving world love the dark side? This is how I came to the realization that the devil rules these end of days and the gauntlet has been thrown down for all Christians to rise up against the ungodly who worship another entity straight from hell.
I have racked my brain for years, trying to figure out why atheists and far-left liberals support Islam and even push educating our children in public schools about the âReligion of Peace.â The videos of beheadings and mass executions do not affect them. And obviously, their tiresome mantra âSeparation of Church and Stateâ doesnât apply to Islam.
In my articles about Islam, I have said that I believe that Allah is Satan. I also believe that the Islamic jihadists are demon possessed. There are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims on our planet. A little over 300 million of them are jihadists and want us dead.
âIn whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto themâ (2 Corinthians 4:4).
âWe, as infidels in the eyes of our enemy, need to understand the danger we face: A totalitarian ideology â whether its origin is mainstream or marginal â threatens to enslave, dominate, and murder us in order to realize its vision for global conquest.â ~Brigitte Gabriel from They Must Be Stopped
âFor we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high placesâ (Ephesians 6:12)
We are NOT fighting the Muslims. We ARE wrestling against principalities, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness â SATAN and his demons!
People have responded to me in shock and anger at calling Allah, Satan. They defend the âgodâ of the Muslims. And to that I say âYes! Allah is god, but NOT the God of the Bible. He is the god of this world! The one who has enthralled Hollywood, the last administration, members of the Bohemian Grove, the Illuminati, the Bilderbergers, the Roman Catholic Church and its off shoots.
âThou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any moreâ (Ezekiel 28:15-19).
We know that after Lucifer was cast from heaven to the earth, that his name was changed to Satan.
Letâs look at what the Word of God says about Satan:
âBe sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devourâ (1 Peter 5:8).
âYe are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of itâ ( John 8:44).
âNow is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast outâ (John 12:31).
âThe thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantlyâ (John 10:10).
âHe answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this worldâ (Matthew 13:37-40).
âTo open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in meâ (Acts 26:18).
An Invocation to Satan
In December of 2014, a Lake Worth city commission meeting started as they all do. Then things changed, as atheist Preston Smith approached the podium to lead the prayer:
âOur collective atheism â which is to say, loving empathy, scientific evidence, and critical thinking â leads us to believe that we can create a better, more equal community without religious divisions. May we pray together?
Mother Earth, we gather today in your redeeming and glorious presence, to invoke your eternal guidance in the Universe â the original creator of all things.
May the efforts of this council blend the righteousness of Allah with the all-knowing wisdom of Satan. May Zeus, the great God of Justice, grant us our strength tonight.
Jesus might forgive us of our shortcomings while Buddha enlightens us through His Divine affection.
We praise you Krishna, for the sanguine sacrifice that has freed us.
After all, if Almighty Thor is with us, who can ever be against us?
And finally, for the bounty of logic, reason, and science, we simply thank the atheists, agnostics, and non-religious, who now account for one in five Americans, and growing rapidly.
In closing, let us, above all, love one another, not to obtain mythical rewards for ourselves now, hereafter, or based on superstitious threats of eternal damnation, but rather, embrace secular-based principles of morality â and do good for goodnessâ sake. And so we prayed. â¦ So what?â
Did this atheistic person mention âThe righteousness of Allah and the all-knowing wisdom of Satanâ for a particular reason? I think that it was because the atheist is in reality a Satan worshiper. The rest of this manâs words are sarcastic and silly, but NOT when he spoke of Allah and Satan. Interesting, isnât it?
I believe that we are in the last of the end of days, a moment in time right before the rapture and the start of the tribulation. Satan is unleashing his wickedness in ways that this world has not seen. He is not just masquerading as Allah â he is present at ecumenical meetings of the Vatican. He is instrumental in the deception of pastors in the church, who lead their congregations with lies from the pit of hell. Chrislam is a lie that is being preached as truth in many churches.
Hatred of Jews
Why do the ungodly HATE the Jews with such a passion? The people who are anti-Semitic are godless and therefore they serve Satan. The mainline denominations who despise Israel and are marrying gays, and ordaining them as pastors â these are godless people who are serving Satan. SATAN HATES THE JEWS! He knows that they are Godâs Chosen, and that Jesus came through their lineage. If he can destroy them he thinks that God will not return in the second advent.
The liberals are outraged that our president wants to do everything in his power to protect the American people. The leftists can only see this action as evil and discriminatory. They actually see the Islamists as victims. I know that sounds crazy but itâs absolutely true.
And donât forget that the radical Islamists HATE the people of the Book â Jews and Christians. And so do liberals. And so does Satan.
President Trump simply banned nations where terrorism is out of control. There are many Muslim nations which he did NOT ban. So, this is about terrorism â NOT about Islam.
I will never look at atheists the same way. They are God haters, and therefore Satan worshipers. I believe that we are forgetting the power that Satan has been given by God in these last days while he still roams the earth. Of course we know that God is MORE powerful because Satan cannot make a move without Godâs okay. Satan recieves his power to cause evil to happen from the Creator and is mimited in what he can do. We see h8is work in the ungodly and we see the results of this everywhere we look.
The Word of God Describes the Godless
âFor the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do themâ (Romans 1:18-32).
Liberals and the left wing hate God because they love their sin!
âBut thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.â 1 Corinthians 15:57-58
By Pastor Gary Boyd
God's word in the scriptures mentions Jerusalem, The Holy City, over eight hundred times. We cannot understand the events passing before us without at first understanding what God has to say about Jerusalem.
Center of the World
Jerusalem according to scripture is the apple of God's eye; the center of the world. It was David's capital city; it was the site of the death and resurrection of God's son Jesus Christ; it will be the city where Jesus rules the entire world on his return. God has made eternal promises regarding the future of Jerusalem. No efforts or schemes of men will ever be able to undermine what he has purposed and planned for the city at the center of the world.
Listen to what the Lord has to say about the Holy City in Isaiah 62:1-3, "For Zion's sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. The Gentiles shall see thy righteousness and all Kings thy glory: and thou shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou also shall be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God."
A Short History of Jerusalem
Though the children of Israel conquered the land of Canaan killing the giants and the heathen tribes there, they were not completely able to drive out all the inhabitants of the land. Jerusalem was one of the cities they failed to conquer. It was not until the time of David that Israel captured Jerusalem.
David was King over all the nation and he ruled from Jerusalem for over thirty years making the plans to build the temple. When he died his son Solomon became king. God laid it on Solomon's heart to build for God the great temple as a permanent home for the Ark of the Covenant. The temple as built on the same spot where Abraham went to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice according to the command of God.
Solomon's temple was one of the most beautiful and most expensive buildings ever constructed. Phoenician craftsman took over the task that took them seven years to complete with over sixty thousand workers working day and night. For nearly 400 years the temple in Jerusalem was the center of worship for the Israeli people.
God Divided the Kingdom
The unity of the nation did not last long because Solomon did not follow God with his whole heart. God divided the kingdom, but because of his eternal promises regarding Jerusalem, he did not abandon the city.
Special to God
Jerusalem is a very special city to God. He chose it as the place that would be marked by his name. This is not a casual statement; by placing his name in Jerusalem, God marked it as a special city to him and to his people forever.
Center of Worship
Jerusalem is the only city in the world especially chosen by God as a center of worship for his people. The selection of Jerusalem was not random; it was a direct act of God's purpose and will.
Short History of the Conquests of the Holy City
Israel - King David led his forces to capture Jerusalem in approximately 1000 B.C. and made it capital of the nation of Israel.
Babylon - Under King Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonians captured Jerusalem, sacking and destroying the Temple of Solomon in 586 BC and carried off the inhabitants into captivity.
Persia - When the Medes and the Persians defeated the Babylonians in 538 BC, they also gained control of Israel. The emperors Cyrus and Darius ordered the Israelis to return to the city.
Greece - Alexander the Great conquered the Persians in 332 BC. According to some accounts he visited the temple in Jerusalem on his way to the Holy Land.
Ptolemies - When Alexander died after a short illness in 323 BC, his kingdom was divided among his four leading generals. Ptolemy 1st took control of the region that included Jerusalem.
Selucids - In 198 BC, Antiochus defeated the Ptolemies and took the Holy City of Jerusalem. He defiled the Temple by sacrificing a pig in the Holy of Holies.
Maccabees - The high priest Marrathias and his five sons led the revolt in 168 BC, returning the land to the Israelites.
Rome - As Roman influence spread across much of the Middle East, Rome gained control over Jerusalem, and Jesus was born in Bethlehem because his parents went there during the census.
Persia - The revived Persian Empire defeated the Eastern Roman Empire in 614 AD when Rome was on the decline. The Persians killed nearly 100,000 Christians because Israelis had been banned from the city under Constantine.
Caliphate- In 638 AD the Islamic Caliphate took control of Jerusalem and ordered the construction of the Dome of the Rock where Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice to God.
Crusades - The first Crusade in 1099 AD succeeded in defeating the Muslim armies and thus gained control over the Holy City Jerusalem and much of the Holy Land.
Saladin - In 1187 AD Saladin a brutal leader led the Muslim army that defeated the Crusaders and held Jerusalem against attacks during following Crusades.
Ottoman Turks - In 1517 AD the Turkish Empire defeated the successors of the Caliphate and gained control of the Middle East, including Jerusalem.
World War 1 - In 1917, British forces under the command of Allenby defeated the Turkish Army and drove them out of Jerusalem.
The United Nations mandate creating Israel set the city apart as a special zone, but when the Arabs attacked Israel in 1948, the city was divided. During the Six Day War in 1967, Israeli soldiers captured the rest of Jerusalem, establishing it once again as the capital of Israel. Although most of the rest of the world refuses to acknowledge that Jerusalem rightfully belongs to Israel.
The Future of the Holy City
Today in 2013 Jerusalem is one of the major centers of world conflict. When the UN divided the land to give Israel a Homeland once again, it placed much of Holy City under the control of the Arabs. During the Six Day War in 1967, Israeli forces captured the city.
America Refuses to Recognize
Though Israel's capital is Jerusalem today, the government of the United States, like most other nations, refuses to recognize it. Jerusalem is today a city under threat, scriptures say one day it will be a peaceful city, ruled by the Son of God himself.
One Final Battle
However before Christ returns to rule, there will be one final battle centered on the Holy City. The enemies of God's chosen people will once again gather to try and destroy them. Though at first it will seem that Jerusalem will be defeated, God will appear to become involved in the battle. He will give strength to the hands of the defenders of Zion, and the enemies will be completely and utterly destroyed.
Kingdom Comes Down Through Jesus Christ
The Kingdom of Jesus Christ will be set up on the earth for a thousand years, a time of perfect peace, justice and rest. Jerusalem will be the center of the world and many shall come to worship there. It will be the place where everyone looks to for leadership, comfort, and joy! The knowledge of war shall be destroyed to never be known again. In Isaiah 65: 18-19 the Lord tells us, "Be ye glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying."
This was a gift of the Holy Spirit for the purpose of evangelism in the early church, for many were Greeks, Romans, and people from all over the Roman empire. Many were bilingual, or even trilingual.
A careful reading of this important chapter shows that, while God may have given the gift of languages to a few in the church, He did not repeat the miracle of Pentecost, for the miracle in Corinth was in the speaking only, and not in the hearing. Otherwise, no translator would have been necessary.
This is what we have learned: that any prophet or preacher who had the gift of languages was in complete control of that gift–– it was "subject" to him (verse 32); that no more than two or three were allowed to speak at any worship service; that each should speak one at a time; that, if the speaking of one triggered an important thought in the mind of another, the first was to desist, and the other could then speak; and that any prophet or preacher who had the gift of languages could not speak in a different language unless a translator was present, who could help others understand.
Paul said, "I thank my God, I speak with tongues [glossa in the Greek, meaning "languages"] more than ye all: Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding [Greek: "the understanding of me; that is, being understood], that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in a [foreign] language" (1 Corinthians 14:18,19).
The thousands present on that miraculous Day of Pentecost heard intelligible speech! The miracle was both in the speaking, and in the hearing!
They plainly exclaimed to each other, "We do hear them speak in our languages the WONDERFUL WORKS OF GOD" (Acts 2:11).
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
When the wind rushed into the room the fire came down dancing on the heads of the 12 apostles causing them to speak in tongues and the Holy Spirit had arrived. So why does this matter if you are a Christian? This is a very important time for the Christian world, understand this it only happened once, please ask God for the wisdom to discern the happening at Pentecost.
Evidences of a changed earth in 33 AD.
Just after Jesusâ death on Calvaryâs cross, the most spiritually impacting of all dispensational changes occurredâ¦
Godâs primary focus transitioned from Israel to the Body of ChristâChristians throughout the world.
Here are three evidences of this historical and monumental change that happened in 33 AD.
1) Gaining Direct Access To God
The 4â thick, 60â high and 30â wide curtain that ripped in the Jewish Temple from top to bottom, exposing the private Holy of Holies area, was the visual indicator that the blood of Jesus had been accepted as payment for sin. There was now no more barrier to accessing the God of the universe.
Itâs amazing to think that for some 4,000 years, Adam, Moses, Noah and every other Believer saved by faith through the ages was barred from heaven due to the stain of sin.
Granted, where they waited, after death, was called Paradise, but it wasnât heaven. (Both Paradise and Hades are explained in Luke 16:19-31 and is not a parable.)
Finally, when Jesus died, this huge group of believers made a mass transfer from Paradise, in the center of the earth, to the real heaven above. As the multitudes broke through the earthâs crust on their exciting journey, some even lingered a bit on the earthâs surface, to the bewilderment of those still alive on the earth.
âAnd Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.
The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.â (Matt. 27:50-53)
Wow! That sheds a whole new light on the saying, âDead men walking.â Imagine a possible interaction that day:
Ben sees Joe, a friend who had died several years before, standing in the street and exclaims, âGood grief Joe, what are you doing here? I thought you died years ago!â
Joe responds, âI did die, but I couldnât go to heaven until my sins were paid. But now, Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, has made payment for all my sin and Iâm headed for heaven nowâ¦and look at the time, gotta go, bye.â (You have to love Godâs humor.)
So things had changed. God did not change, but He was changing the way He dealt with mortal man. Before the cross, no one could go to heaven due to their sin. Now of course, when a Believer dies, their spirit goes directly to heavenâ¦made possible because of the shed blood of Jesus.
âWe are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lordâ. (2 Cor. 5:8)
2) The Holy Spirit Arrives
Just before Jesus departed this earth, He told the disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit to come and permanently indwell Believers.
Fifty days after His death, on the Jewish Feast Day of Pentecost, the disciples were gathered in Jerusalem, probably near an entrance into, or possibly on, the Temple Mount.
People have often assumed the âupper roomâ in the Acts 1 account of choosing a new disciple to replace Judas was the same room in the Acts 2 account of the arrival of Godâs Holy Spirit. But a careful reading of the text makes no such definitive assertion.
Acts 2 was definitely a later time than the Acts 1 account when they were meeting in the âupper room,â with the 120 people, because the Scripture says:
âWhen the day of Pentecost had come . ..â (Acts 2:1a)
The last part of this verse continues,
â . . . in one place.â (Acts 2:1c)
Although it is usually assumed and taught that this place is the upper room of Acts 1, the text doesnât say that. It only says in one place.âScripture suggests a lower room on the ground floor that could be observed by people outside in the street seeing the faces of those inside well enough to identify that they were Galileans inside.
The middle part of Acts 2:1 says: â¦they were all togetherâ¦ (Acts 2:1b)
Who is âall?â
Referring back to the previous verse, the last verse of Acts 1, Scripture states:
. . . and the lot fell to Matthias, and he was added to the eleven apostles. (Acts 1:26)
And in verse 2:14 Peter refers only to the 12 apostles who were present.
But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven â¦ (Acts 2:1).
So it was in this ground floor room where the God of the universe first permanently indwelled humansâ¦beginning with the 12 Apostles. He did not indwell hundreds of people on His initial arrival, only the twelve Apostles.
âAnd suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.â (Acts 2:2-4)
This was a loud eventâ¦all of Jerusalem could hear the âsoundâ of Godâs Spiritâs arrival. Then, those nearby the disciplesâ gathering place saw and heard âsignsâ that this was something new from the Lord.
The three recorded signs of the Spiritâs comingâwind, fire, and inspired speechâare considered in Jewish tradition as a sign of Godâs presence. Wind (pneuma) is associated with Godâs Spirit (Ezek 37:9-14). Fire from heaven is always an attention grabber (Sodom and Gomorrah, Elijah calling fire down from heaven, etc.). And speech alterations once began a whole new dispensation at Babel.
So a first-century Jew knew full well this was something very powerful from heaven above. God was making the statement that things had changed. God did not change but He was changing the way He dealt with mortal man.
âNow there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.â (Acts 2:5-6)
To further establish this âthings have changedâ moment, God had the disciples each speaking in a different language. Only the disciples were doing this, not others observing the Apostles strange behavior.
âThey were amazed and astonished, saying, âWhy, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were bornââ (Acts 2:7-8)
Due to so many people in town for the Feast of Pentecost, there were visitors from all over the Mediterranean. And these visitors were dumbfounded that these men from Galilee were speaking in their native tongues. The Romans, Greeks, Arabs, etc., all heard an uneducated Galilean Apostle of Jesus speaking in their native tongue.
âParthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs â we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.â (Acts 2:9-12)
The diverse and culturally mixed Jewish crowd was mesmerized by what was happening, and quite curious.
âAnd they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, âWhat does this mean?ââ (Acts 2:12)
It meant things had changed. God had not changed but He wanted people to know He was changing the way He dealt with mortal man. And itâs worth noting that all these men took this story back to their hometowns around the Mediterranean Sea. Which was as close as you could come to news going viral today.
3) The Indwelling Spirit
The third evidence that God was changing how He dealt with humans was evidenced by visible observations. The apostles began speaking in foreign languages. Those observing first thought they were drunk. But Peter explained things more thoroughly.
âBut Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: âMen of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day.â (Acts 2:14-15)
Peter corrected their assertions of drunkenness and presented them with the gospel, the good news about who Jesus was, what He did, how He was killed and that He rose from the dead. It was at this time that individuals responded to the conviction of the gospel truth and received the gift of the Holy Spirit.
âNow when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, âBrethren, what shall we do?â Peter said to them, âRepent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.ââ (Acts 2:37-38)
Peter shared the simple gospel message that God had sent His Messiah to redeem sinners. If you âbelievedâ your sins would be forgiven and you would permanently receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
This permanently indwelling Spirit from God, the third part of the Triune God now able to live in humans, births a new creature on arrival.
âTherefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.â (2 Cor. 5:17)
When the Holy Spirit comes into our lives, He illuminates Scripture, heightens spiritual sensitivity and gives us access to an unequaled power source from above. Lives are changed.
âSo then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.â (Acts 2:41)
The 3,000 people who were saved that day had responded to Peterâs invitation to trust what Jesus had provided via the cross. There is no evidence that these new Believers spoke in other languages, known or unknown. Only the 12 Apostles were exhibiting signs.
âEveryone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders
and signs were taking place through the apostles.â (Acts 2:43)
Therefore the Church Age Began with Jesusâ 12 Apostles loudly receiving the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem.The event drew a street crowd giving Peter the opportunity to share the Good News of Jesusâ birth, death and resurrection.
Many responded to the Good News and were saved, the same way people get saved today, by believing the gospel. Godâs Spirit entered each new believer, permanently, when they believed.
So there you have it, the Holy Spirit came down indwelt man for the first time, caused the talking in tongues, that only happened once in history, and gave manâs spirit the right to enter heaven. This is why it is important to be saved and born again, baptized, and filled with the Holy Spirit before the rapture comes, so that all will be saved in the Lord. Escape the wrath to come and come to Jesus. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦...
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
As we move forward in 2017 I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like President Trumpâs first few week in office.
I try to keep up with the news that appears to be related to Bible prophecy, but his first week seemed to come like birth pains: faster and faster. That is one of those Biblical things.
Pres. Trump did several things that caused me to bow my head and say, âThank you God.â
âThank you for giving America a leader with enough courage to remove the Muslim prayer rooms from the White House.â
âThank you for giving America a leader with enough courage to cut off the flow of money to foreign and domestic groups that fund abortion.â
âThank you for giving America a leader with enough courage to select strong Christians and people that love Israel to help him rule over America.â
âThank you for giving America a leader that is willing to give Christians who seek to legally immigrate to the U.S. priority.â
âThank you for these, and all of the other, blessings that you have bestowed upon America.â
Your Word says, âThe effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth muchâ (James 5:16), and you have answered the prayers of multitudes.â
Nevertheless, we should not overlook the fact that the election of Donald Trump is causing the temperature to rise all over the Middle East. In fact, the fulfillment of other prophecies may be appearing on the horizon.
Pres. Trumpâs promise to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is causing tempers to flare. Palestinian (and several Arab) leaders have already said it will be âa declaration of war.â
These persistent haters apparently donât believe or donât know that dividing Jerusalem will be a declaration of war against Jesus (Joel 3:2). âI will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.â
Pres. Trumpâs condemnation of the UNâs anti-Semitic Resolution 5334 that calls East Jerusalem and the West Bank âoccupied territory,â and his statements of support for Israel, have been interpreted by the Israeli settlement movement as permission to build more housing in East Jerusalem and they are doing exactly that.
In the first week of Mr. Trumpâs presidency, 566 construction permits were issued for new homes in East Jerusalem. Also, Prime Minister Netanyahu promised the soon approval of wide-scale building in all of the settlement blocks.
The Palestinians and other Arabs are going to have to act soon or their much desired two-state solution will essentially be a dream that never came true. And no matter what they do, when Jesus comes it will be gone forever.
As my good friend Don McGee recently said in the January 2017 issue of his Crown and Sickle Ministries newsletter, âThe city of Jerusalem is called âthe city of the great Kingâ (Psalm 48:2), and that great King is Jesus, not Allah or Mohammed or any other pagan religious icon.â
Then, there is Prime Minister Netanyahuâs upcoming visit to the White House (in early February, date not announced). Mr. Netanyahu said he will discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the situation in Syria, and the Iranian threat. That is the Psalm 83 war, the destruction of Damascus (Isa. 17) and the battle of Gog and Magog. (Ezek. 38-39).
In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act that requires the U.S. government to move the Embassy to Jerusalem unless the president of the U.S. signs a waiver that is good for six months.
U.S. presidents have signed a waver every six months since then. Pres. Obama signed the current waver and it is good until June 1, 2017.
Pres. Trump will have to decide whether he is going to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem or sign a waiver by then. He has stated he will move the capital to Jerusalem, if so he will have to do it by June or sign another waiver.
He hasnât said for sure what he intends to do, but the IDF is planning for trouble on several fronts (Arabs in Israel, Arabs in Gaza, nations on Israelâs border, attacks on Israelis in other nations, etc.) in case Pres. Trump decides to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
It is not unreasonable to believe that the situation in the Middle East could quickly turn hot, several wars could take place, cries for a peace treaty could increase, or even that âa man with a planâ could be standing on the sideline.
Pray for Pres. Trump, but know that the future is in Godâs hands and all of His prophecies will be fulfilled.
What I believe will happen next in scripture in the Middle East is the Psalm 83 War that is stated in scripture like this:
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
Look up for our redeemer is drawing near my friends. Maranathaâ¦...
The World Has George Soros In Its Cross Hairs
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
This demonically inspired world agitator, who has manipulated the most vulnerable people in each free nation across the globe, has at last been outed by people who have had enough. This Nazi collaborator during the war found jews and turned them into the Gestapo for money. If he had been caught after the war he would have been hung for being a traitor. I believe that the internet has much to do with bringing George Soros out of the shadows, and into the light.
âFor everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in Godâ (John 3:20-21). NASB
The âLightâ is the the light of the truth of Jesus Christ. This is why atheists who claim there is no God, fight tooth and nail against anything âChristianâ in our society. They hate the light because they love their sin more and do not wish to be exposed. They know that there is a God, but they are God-haters. From mirrorspectrum.com
Millions of Europeans rise up against George Soros
Europe is no longer fond of George Soros and his globalist agenda.
Millions of Europeans across the continent are taking part in huge protests against billionaire elitist George Soros, in a clear message that Europe is rejecting his globalist agenda.
The initiative called Stop Operation Soros (SOS) launched in the Balkan nation of Macedonia earlier in January, and has since swept across Europe as citizens reject the pro-globalist agenda implemented by the Open Society Foundation.
The founders of the group called on all âfree-minded citizensâ to join them in the âfight against one-mindedness in the civil sector, which is devised and led by George Soros,â reports a Slovenian newspaper.
Soros-funded non-government organizations have monopolized civil society in Macedonia and used their influence to suppress dissenting views, said SOS cofounder Nikola Srbov.
âThe Open Society Foundation, operating under the Soros umbrella, used its funding and personnel to support violent processes in Macedonia,â he said in a press conference Tuesday. âThat is unacceptable and goes beyond the principles of civic organizing.â
The Open Society Foundation was set-up in in the 1980s with the stated goal of helping former Soviet bloc countries transition from communism, but in reality, the foundation is used to destabilize governments and foment discontent within countries pointing them towards communism.
Macedonia isnât the first country thatâs turned against Soros, earlier this month, Hungaryâs Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that the Hungarian government would begin cracking down on any organizations linked to Soros.
âIn every country, they will want to displace Soros,â Orban said in December. âIn the coming year, Soros and his forces will be squeezed out.â
In 2014, Soros openly admitted on CNN that the OSF was involved in the violent overthrow of Ukraineâs government, which resulted in Russia banning Soros and his NGOs from the country the following year, calling him a âsecurity threatâ to the former Soviet nation.
âIt was found that the activity of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation represents a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and the security of the state,â reads the Russian press statement.
As nationalism continues to rise around the world fueled by President Trumpâs election, itâs reasonable to assume that this wonât be the last instance a European country kicks out Soros and his shadowy groups.
Trumpâs victory in America seems to have caused a chain reaction across the globe. the people of the world watched as globalist and criminal, Hillary Clinton, was shut down by âWe the peopleâ and many eyes have been opened! Hillary Clintonâs long-time association with George Soros has also been brought to light. From naturalnew.com:
Hungary to crack down on organizations linked to corrupt billionaire George Soros
George Soros, who is reportedly worth over 25 billion, has been manipulating economic markets, funding revolutions, and promoting multicultural societies for many years. His billions from investing are strategically placed in hundreds of philanthropic and social engineering non-governmental organizations (NGOs) via his Open Society Foundation (OSF), founded in 1993 and operating in every continent throughout the world. Under the guise of a desire to build âtolerant societiesâ and âinitiatives that advance justice,â Soros and his globalist minions are more interested in a borderless one world global village and using covert operations to destabilize nations. Last year Vladimir Putin banned Soros from Russia, as reported by Usdefensewatch.com, stating that Soros was a threat to Russian national security. â (See more news on George Soros at Soros.news)
Russia is not alone is recognizing the threat. According to Anonymous, Hungary has decided to âcrack downâ and âsweep outâ the Soros initiated NGOs that are accused of serving âglobal capitalists and back political correctness over national governments.â This is not the first time that Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, has taken on the globalist machinery.
In 2014, Hungary demanded audits of Norwayâs NGOs that were operating in their nation, accusing them of being paid operatives for foreign interests. Hungary has also taken a bold stance against the enormous biotech, chemical, and agricultural giants by banning the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food, feed, and seeds. Additionally, Truactivist.com reports that in the the fall of 2016, after Hungary made an early payoff of their $26 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), they kicked the IMF out of Budapest.
The OSF, which has over sixty different NGOs operating in Hungary, has said it has no intention of stopping its work, despite the push-back against the Soros run organization. There is little doubt that the Trump victory â and the defeat of globalist criminal Hillary Clinton, whom Soros whole-heartedly embraced, is a strong impetus in Hungaryâs demand to regain freedom and national sovereignty. According to Journal-neo.org, Soros gave the Clinton coffers âtens of millions of dollars trying to electâ her. After Clintonâs loss, Soros lost nearly a billion dollars shorting the markets â believing that stocks would drop dramatically â but he is still spending plenty of money to disrupt the leadership of sovereign nations, including the United States and President Trump.
At the most recent meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, as reported by CNBC.com, Soros called President Trump a âwould-be dictator who is going to fail,â but that failure wouldnât be âbecause of people like me who want him to fail.â Soros believes that the new President will fail due of his âself-contradictoryâ ideas.
In the meantime, you can bet that Soros will keep funding anti-Trump NGOs, activities, and protests. Heâs already had a big hand in the Womenâs March on Washington, which took place the day after Trumpâs inauguration. Nylive.com reports that Soros had funding âties to more than 50 partnersâ who helped organize the march. These included Planned Parenthood, National Resources Defense Council, MoveOn.org, the National Action Network, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the ACLU, and Center for Constitutional Rights, among others.
Ten Deceptive Practices Soros is Doing to Point the World To Globalism
1. Gives billions to left-wing causes: Soros started the Open Society Institute in 1993 as a way to spread his wealth to progressive causes. Using Open Society as a conduit, Soros has given more than $7 billion to a whoâs who of left-wing groups. This partial list of recipients of Sorosâ money says it all: ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty Law Center, Soujourners, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization for Women.
2. Influence on U.S. elections: Soros once said that removing President George W. Bush from office in 2004 was the âcentral focus of my life.â He put his money where his mouth is, giving $23.58 million to various 527 groups dedicated to defeating Bush. His early financial support helped jump-start Barack Obamaâs political career. Soros hosted a 2004 fund-raiser for Obama when he was running for the Illinois Senate and gave the maximum-allowed contribution within hours of Obamaâs announcement that he was running for President.
3. Wants to curtail American sovereignty: Soros would like nothing better than for America to become subservient to international bodies. He wants more power for groups such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, even while saying the U.S. role in the IMF should be âdownsized.â In 1998, he wrote: âInsofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.â
4. Media Matters: Soros is a financial backer of Media Matters for America, a progressive media watchdog group that hyperventilates over any conservative view that makes it into the mainstream media. Now its founder, David Brock, has openly declared war on Fox News, telling Politico that the group was mounting âguerrilla warfare and sabotageâ against the cable news channel, and would try to disrupt the commercial interests of owner Rupert Murdochâan odd mission for a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational foundation that is barred from participating in partisan political activity.
5. MoveOn.org: Soros has been a major funder of MoveOn.org, a progressive advocacy group and political action committee that raises millions for liberal candidates. This is the group that had on its website an ad comparing President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler and ran the infamous âGeneral Betray Usâ ad in the New York Times, disparaging the integrity of Gen. David Petraeus.
6. Center for American Progress: Headed by John Podesta, White House chief of staff under President Clinton, the Center for American Progress has been instrumental in providing progressive talking points and policy positions for the Obama administration. There has also been a revolving door between the White House and the Soros-funded think tank, with Obama staffing his administration with many CAP officials.
7. Environmental extremism: Former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones and his leftist environmental ideas have been funded by Sorosâ money at these groups: the Ella Baker Center, Green For All, the Center for American Progress, and the Apollo Alliance, which was instrumental in getting $110 billion in green initiatives included in Obamaâs stimulus package. Soros also funds the Climate Policy Initiative to address global warming and gave Friends of the Earth money to âintegrate a climate equity perspective in the presidential transition.â
8. America Coming Together: Soros gave nearly $20 million to this 527 group with the express purpose of defeating President Bush. A massive get-out-the-vote effort, ACTâs door-to-door canvassing teams included numerous felons, its voter registration drives were riddled with fraud, and it handed out incendiary fliers and made misleading taped phone calls to voters. ACT was fined $775,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violations of various federal campaign finance laws.
9. Currency manipulation: A large part of Sorosâ multibillion-dollar fortune has come from manipulating currencies. During the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad accused him of bringing down the nationâs currency through his trading activities, and in Thailand he was called an âeconomic war criminal.â Known as âThe Man who Broke the Bank of England,â Soros initiated a British financial crisis by dumping 10 billion sterling, forcing the devaluation of the currency and gaining a billion-dollar profit.
10. Delusions: Soros has repeatedly said that he sees himself as a messianic figure. Who but a megalomaniac would make these comments? âI admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of my self-importanceâto put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of godâ or âI carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise I might end up in the loony bin.â If only the loony bin were an option. As it is, one of the wealthiest men in the world is using his billions to impose a radical agenda on America.
I wish that I could write that globalism is coming to an end, but these world events are just fueling the fires of Satan and his worker bees. The U.N. which Obama now wants to head up, has globalism at its heart, and they will do whatever it takes to make sure their agenda is fulfilled. If anything, we should expect the unexpected â wars and rumors of wars â and protests against President Trump will only increase as more left wing Nazis are paid to cause disturbances everywhere. This man should be arrested for sedition and treason, locked up, and the key thrown away.
Soros still has billions of dollars to fund uprisings in America and in Europe. He works for Satan and he knows that the New World Order will usher in Antichrist, at least that is what he thinks.
What we need to do as Christians is share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost. We know that many have been given over to a reprobate mind and they are lost because they believe the lie. But we donât know who is still reachable.
Pray for the lost and share Christ with them! MARANATHA!
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Why is it that people donât seem to believe God? They will set in classrooms and believe a convoluted story about evolution that somehow we all evolved from monkeys, but there is no proof. Yet people believe! When it comes to Godâs Word, instead of believing what God says, most people interpret it to fit into their comfort zone while cherry picking what to believe. Prophecy is one of those areas that gets muddled. God isnât constrained by the limited understanding humans have of time. He knows the past, present and future. Therefore, when a few disciples asked Jesus about the end of time, Jesus related it to a very dark time in historyâ¦the days of Noah. The question wasnât about the Rapture, but about the end of the world.
âAnd as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world?â (Matthew 24:)
Signs are Increasing
Jesus answered by pointing to wars, earthquakes, famine, and so forth increasing in numbers like a woman with birth pangs. These events are increasing as we draw near to the end, but one of the most interesting signs He gave was that it would be as in the days of Noah. Jesus, being God, knew exactly what went on before the Flood of Noah. He didnât have to go into great detail because the ugliness of those days were well known.
âBut as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.â (Matthew 24:37-39)
Most people of Noahâs day were living as if nothing unusual was going on, but in fact some very strange things were happening and God wasnât pleased. Was it marriage that caused Godâs judgment to fall? Not hardly. Marriage is ordained by God, so He wouldnât be angry because a man married a woman. Eating and drinking? Nope. God made people to need food and water, so that canât be the reason. So what is different about the days of Noah? The answer is found in Genesis chapter 6.The shenanigans of Noahâs day were not normal or business as âusual.â
âAnd it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,â Genesis 6:1.
Verse one doesnât indicate anything out of the ordinary happening, but plainly speaks of an exploding population. The word âadamâ is translated âmaâ and means mankind in general. Just as the population of mankind is exploding today, it was the same in the ancient world. But why would God flood the earth and destroy everything because of a population explosion? After all, He told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply.
When we move a little further along in Genesis chapter 6 we begin to understand that the problem had nothing to do with humans marrying or the population increasing. There was demonic evil happening but people turned a blind eye to it. Itâs happening again, but most people today are also turning a blind eye to it.
The Genesis account continues by saying âThat the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.â (Genesis 6:2)
Now, if we believe Godâs inspired word rather than what mankind says â that God meant, we can understand why God was displeased. The Hebrew phrase ben âelohiym is translated sons of God. This phrase doesnât mean sons of Seth, as some misinterpret it. If God had meant Seth, the Hebrew phrase would have been ben sheth. The phrase ben âelohiym occurs three other times in the Old Testament: Job 1:6, Job 2:1, and Job 38:7. These three verses talk of angels.
The other misinterpretation is the meaning of the phrase âdaughters of men.â The same word translated âmenâ in verse one above, is also used in verse two, meaning mankind in general. Somehow, misguided people claim that God really meant that Cainâs sons married Sethâs daughters.
If you believe God, then you understand that angels, the ones who had rebelled against God, took human women as wives. Angels were never supposed to mate with women, and that was the problem. This was an abomination, but Jesus says the people were just going about their daily lives without concern.
The Result Was
The result of this cross between angels and humans produced hybrids known as Nephilim. These creatures were neither human nor angel:
âThere were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.â (Genesis 6:4)
The Hebrew word nephiyl is translated giants. This was an abomination to God, but the mischief didnât stop there; the problem wasnât limited to humans and angels. If you think that God had to destroy all that he had created because of Cainâs sons marrying Sethâs daughters, then you donât know God.
âAnd the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.â (Genesis 6:7)
Most people donât understand what was happening and think that God was angry about nothing and just looking for reasons to destroy his creation. In truth, God had to destroy everything in order to save us. All of creation was being corrupted by the demonic evil of the fallen angels and Godâs love for mankind forced Him to put a stop to the genetic corruption. God knew that Noah and his family were genetically pure and they were saved because they obeyed Him.
Ark Built in 120 Years
Noah didnât participate in the activities of that day and he obediently built the Ark according to Godâs instructions. God also sent genetically pure animals to the Ark so they could start over after the Flood. God doesnât look for ways to destroy His creation, but when His ways arenât respected the results are disastrous. ââ¦man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the airâ¦â had been corrupted by evil and had to be destroyed in order to save those who werenât corrupted.
Letâs stop and allow Jesus to settle an argument that many people put forth to dispute angel/human hybrids. âJesus said angels canât marryâ is the argument. One day the Sadducees presented a scenario regarding a woman who was married and her husband died, then she remarried and he died, and so on. The question was this: Who would she be married to in heaven?
âJesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.â (Matthew 22:29-30)
We are As Angels Of God
Notice that Jesus didnât say that angels donât have the ability to reproduce. He also is clear that He was talking about ââ¦ angels of God in heavenâ not the ones who rebelled. There are accounts of people encountering angels in both the Old and New Testaments, and they always resemble men. We arenât told how the fallen angels actually fathered children, but genetic corruption of all things happened because of them. Godâs Word says so.
Okay, back to the days of Noah. When writing the account of the Flood, Moses made note that this corruption happened again:
âThere were giants in the earth in those days; and also after thatâ¦â (Genesis 6:4a)
When the Israelites were about to enter the Promised Land, spies were sent in first. They came back with reports of giants (nephiyl) living there and as proof that they had brought a very large bunch of grapes.
âAnd they came unto the brook of Eschol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.â (Numbers 13:23)
If it took two men to carry it we can only imagine how big it was. The Israelites were afraid to enter the land, but God would have enabled them to conquer those Nephilim. This wasnât the only account of Nephilim roaming around after the flood.
âFor only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? Nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits in bredth of it, after the cubit of a man.â (Deuteronomy 3:11)
Goliath, that David killed, and his brothers were Nephilim. Josephus tells of huge skeletons being displayed in Jerusalem so the Jewish people could know what had been in the Promised Land. Even today there are nine and ten foot skeletons being excavated. Another problem during Noahâs day was wickedness.
âAnd GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.â (Genesis 6:5)
With fallen angels and the Nephilim roaming around we can imagine the total decadence that was running rampant. It appears the human race were subjugated by the giants and it was hard for men of God to be free. Yet, Jesus says that people were just going about their everyday life as if nothing was wrong. Either they were a part of the wickedness or they just didnât care.
Today It Is Just As Evil
How does Noahâs day compare to the times in which we live?
Itâs easy to see the wickedness is growing worse. Riots and violent protests are becoming commonplace. Terrorism happens almost daily, as headlines scream out that a suicide bomber has blown up a crowded area filled with innocent people or a truck has run into a crowd killing and injuring many. The news media may report the violence but they also try to cover up the fact that these violent acts are done by Muslim terror groups.
School shootings happen and ignorant protesters scream out âBan gunsâ rather than calling to prosecute the criminal holding the gun. In talking of the end days, Jesus said âAnd because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.â (Matthew 24:12)
We can see Jesusâ words coming to pass. Are people today concerned, or are they just going on as if the days arenât getting darker and more evil? I think the days of Noah are very near. What about genetic tinkering? While most people are âeating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,â Satan and his minions are busy.
We all know about the double-helix of DNA, but scientists have now created babies with a triple-helix using DNA from three people: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/three-parent-babies-explained
. Thatâs genetic tinkering.
Have you read the article about the scientist who is growing human brains in drawers? http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161004-were-developing-brains-outside-of-the-body
There are goats that have spider genes implanted in order to get silk from their milk: (https://phys.org/news/2010-05-scientists-goats-spider-silk.html
Food is being genetically modified (http://www.naturalnews.com/035745_GMO_rice_human_genes_Kansas.html
People are being genetically modified: (https://www.sott.net/article/249562-US-Army-Super-Soldier-Genetically-Modified-Humans-Wont-Need-Food-Sleep
Sheep have human organs: (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7681252/ns/health-cloning_and_stem_cells/t/scientists-create-animals-are-part-human/#.WJAfGFMrLIU0
There are many more abominations taking place in the name of science and progress. Look up transhumanism online and you will be shocked. Now, go back and study Genesis chapter 6. Will the mark of the beast be a genetic modification that makes human hybrids? We know that whoever takes the mark cannot be saved.
âAnd the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.â (Revelation 14:11)
Godâs judgment came in the form of a flood during Noahâs day, and His judgment will come again.
When Jesus described the end times, He never mentioned the ekklÄsia (Christians), which can only mean we arenât there to face the horrors of the Tribulation. Just as Enoch was taken away by God prior to the flood of Noah the Rapture will occur before the days of Noah are fully upon us.
If you have truly accepted Christ as your Lord and Saviour you have the protection of the Holy Spirit sealed within you and will be taken to heaven in the Rapture. If you have any doubts about your salvation, donât hesitate to turn your life over to Jesus Christ today.
Do you have a friend or family member who has rejected Christ as their Saviour? Itâs urgent that you share Christ with them today. Tomorrow may be too late. The days of Noah are near, the times are indeed a changing, just not for the good. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦â¦..
The Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Written by: the late J.R. Church - Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Intro by Pastor Gary Boyd: A view of Bible prophecy makes it clear that we must be living in the generation that experiences these events. What follows is a very accurate article by the Late J.R. Church, who founded the Prophecy in the News Magazine, that nails it when he puts forth John' vision of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse that bring death, famine, disease, war, and a false Messiah on the world stage. It will be a time like no other on the planet, a time of massive suffering, starvation, world plaque, war, and a false Messiah who lead ones who follow him into perdition. This is John's vision when he was lifted up to heaven to record this for all mankind. Read carefully your life could depend on it.
Four Terrifying Scenes
Johnâs vision of the horsemen of the Apocalypse is one of the most dramatic among the prophets. Riding across the world, these four terrifying scenes will introduce the most significant time in the history of mankind. The biblical Tribulation Period approaches as they make their appearance upon the world stage. They ride under the direction of Jesus Christ, who is shown releasing them as he breaks the seals of a scroll taken from the hand of God, the Father. Through them, God unleashes His judgment upon an unbelieving world at the first of the great tribulation.
The four horsemen represent more than mere men upon simple steeds. They are symbolic of things far greater. Not limited to a particular geographical area, they represent world-shattering events destined to decimate the nations.
Under their command, a fourth of the earthâs population will die. Hundreds of millions more will be injured or maimed. It will be a time more horrible than history has ever witnessed, worse than the dark ages when millions died of the plague, and worse than both world wars that haven darkened the planet back in the day. This will be the mother lode of all horrors.
Exiled in his latter years to the island of Patmos, John was taken into heaven and shown visions of the future. In this vision, the horsemen are symbolic of an era of conflict. They represent what would otherwise be indescribable events, presented in the simple tongue of Johnâs day. They allowed the prophet to use his limited language to explain a series of complex events which will come to pass just prior to the return of Christ.
As Christ breaks the first seal, John writes:
âAnd I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow: and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquerâ
We shall call the rider of this first horse the Deceiver. In Johnâs earlier epistles, he is called the Antichrist. Some day, perhaps soon, this infamous world leader will emerge. He will be honored by governments as the apparent savior of mankind â Mr. Wonderful. He will become the leader of a one-world political and economic system. I believe this world government is presently under development and am convinced we live in those momentous days just prior to the onset of the Tribulation Period.
Jews are looking forward to the coming of their long-awaited Messiah. In recent years Jewish groups have become convinced that He is about to appear. Billboards throughout Israel announce their expectation of the Messiahâs appearance. In their haste, they just might accept the Antichrist. The highlight event of the tribulation concerns this false messiah and his dealings with Israel. I am inclined to believe that he will have family ties to one of the tribes of Israel â making him a pretender to the office of Messiah. However, though he may claim to be a descendant from Judah, I think he will be from the tribe of Dan.
My reason for believing this is found in Genesis 49. The dying Jacob gave prophecies concerning the last days. Among his predictions were statements about the Messiah and His enemy:
âGather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last daysâ (Genesis 49:1).
The dying Jacob looked into the far future â to the last days â and told each son what would befall his tribe. He indicated the Messiah would descend from Judah:
âJudah thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy fatherâs children shall bow down before thee.
âJudah is a lionâs whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
âThe sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people beâ (Genesis 49:8-10).
History attests to the fulfillment of this prophecy, Judah has been the leading tribe throughout the centuries! In fact, every Israeli today bears the name of Judah; he is commonly called a âJew.â According to rabbinical commentaries, Shiloh refers to the Messiah. I think Jacob gives the definitive statement that He will be a member of the tribe of Judah.
Concerning the enemy, Jacob had these words to say about Dan:
âDan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
âDan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backwardâ (Genesis 49:16,17). Also keep in mind to deceive Israel into believing he is the Messiah he almost has to be Jewish for this to happen.
In these two verses, the dying Jacob prophesied that the tribe of Dan would bring judgment upon the tribes of Israel, that he would be a âserpent by the way, an adder in the path.â It is here, that we see the trail of the serpent â Satan. We learned this from the first chapters of Genesis, in which the serpent beguiled Eve. Ever since then, the serpent has been symbolic of the devil. Satan is found working in the tribe of Dan. I guess we could call Dan the black sheep of the family.
So wicked was the tribe of Dan, it was eliminated from the twelve tribes recorded in Revelation chapter 7. Those 144,000 Jews are made up of the twelve tribes of Israel, 12,000 from each tribe. They are listed in Revelation 7:5-8 as Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Nephtalim, Manasses, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zabulon, Joseph, and Benjamin. Dan is not listed. Why? Because through him will come the seed of the serpent. Therefore, it is reasonable for us to consider that the Antichrist could be from the tribe of Dan.
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Daniel also writes as if the Antichrist will arise out of one of the tribes of Israel:
âNeither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
âBut in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant thingsâ (Daniel 11:37,38).
That statement leads me to believe that the Antichrist will be an Israelite. He has no regard for the God of his fathers â the God of the rabbis.
The Abomination of Desolation
According to Paulâs second epistle to the Thessalonians, a future Jewish sanctuary will be desecrated by the Antichrist:
âLet no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is Godâ (II Thessalonians 2:3,4).
The Bible tells us that when the Holy Spirit, âHe who now lets [hinders]â (v.7), is taken out of the way, âthe Wicked shall be revealedâ (v.8). When the Holy Spirit is taken away, you can be sure that all believers will go with Him. After that, the Antichrist can be revealed. For the end of the article go to http://garyboyd2244.blogspot.com
How the one world religion will bring all under its universal spell.
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Please pray for wisdom to discern what scripture is about to tell you. The knowledge the Bible will impart to you will show who this great whore of Babylon church is, how it controls the world, why the Antichrist uses it, what purpose the church serves, and why it is destroyed by the Antichrist after its purpose has been served.
Revelation 13:1-4: âAnd I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?â
God the Toy
The unthinkable is at hand. God has become the final toy of the worldâs religious leaders. His name is no longer important. The only important thing is unity. To them the only unpardonable sin is to believe that the Bible is the infallible Word and the only God to hate or reject is the God of the Bible. To finish the vision that the Lord Jesus Christ gave to John the Revelator, we must see this One World Religion as it helps empower Satan and the Antichrist for their evil part.
In the book of Zechariah we see three evil women representing the political, economic, and religious systems as they unite to deliver the world over to the Antichrist. Zechariah described his vision:
âThen lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah [the third woman is in the ephah] between the earth and the heaven. Then said I to the angel that talked with me, whither do these bear the ephah? And he said unto me, âTo build it an house in the land of Shinar (Babylon) â¦ââ (Zechariah 5:9-11a).
The religious system in Zechariahâs prophecy is the seventeenth chapter of Revelation and its called a One World Religion. The Holy Scripture has perfectly foretold of this One World Religion that would give credibility and power to the One World Political System. This religious system or its primary leader is called a beast and/or a false prophet. Here is John the Revelatorâs first description:
âAnd I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragonâ (Revelation 13:11).
Several functions of this religious order are clearly described. Please note carefully how important these actions are in promoting this New World Political System or New World Order. The one world religion has the same power and authority as the one world political order and is the authority that requires the people to worship the Antichrist.
The head of this religious order will resurrect the Antichrist after he is slain with a sword. This will be a kind of mimic of the resurrections of Jesus Christ. This religious giant the false prophet will also have power to animate a statue of the Antichrist and cause the statue to speak and pronounce judgment. The new world religious order will be the force behind the mark of the beast and will require one and all to receive this mark.
Since the mark of this beast (666) is a religious mark identifying the person as a worshipper of the new godhood of Satan, no person can be redeemed or saved after receiving this mark. They are lost forever. âAnd the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstoneâ (Revelation 19:20).
This new world religion is called âThe Great Whore.â The description of this false religion becomes even more graphic as the picture unfolds. It is called a beast or false prophet in the previous explanation, but after receiving power from the Antichrist and great acceptance and worship from the world population, this new world religion becomes a mammoth force. It is now called âthe Great Whoreâ and is seen on top; riding a âscarlet-coloured beast, full of names of blasphemyâ¦â (Revelation 17:3)
Letâs read carefully Johnâs description:
âAnd there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.â Revelation 17:1-6
Please note her characteristics and vileness. This religious whore is a great fornicator and is guilty of changing, twisting, and debauching the Word of God. God has pronounced judgment on anyone who adds to or subtracts from the Word of God.
âFor I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.â Revelation 22:18-19.
What Church Then Has Changed Godâs Word?
This is one of the ultimate sins already dominant in the church world.
She is rich, but spends her riches on herself. She is proud and worldly and decks herself with costly jewels. She drank from a golden cup but its contents are vileness and abomination. She is also the mother of harlots and all her offspring are as wicked as herself. There are many different religious ideas that unite with this mother of harlots. Her greatest hatred is for the true believers who hold to the Holy Bible and its infallible truths. She is drunk with the blood of murdered saints.
Nothing is as vile as religion that has lost its way and departed from purity and holiness. There have been many dark moments in the past when this has happened. Jesus came in a time when the Jewish religion was a botched form of greed and selfishness. He walked into the temple with a whip and drove out the temple-evangelists and the money changers. The Reformation came after a thousand years of Madonna-worship, indulgences (buying sin-rights from the priest in advance), and distorted communion.
Again, the Holy Spirit drove out the priest and the pope of the Holy Roman Empire and then the gospel was heard by millions. Even the Reformation leaders became just as vile as the system they replaced. Very soon religion will be more vicious and vile than ever before and multitudes will either worship a false god or will be tortured and slain. The Son of God will arrive on schedule to cleanse this earth of the last religious deception and He will be installed as King, Prophet, and Priest.
1 Timothy 4: 1-2: âNow the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.â Go to http://garyboyd2244.blogspot.com
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Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
The next nuclear war will begin the End Times. This is a very bold statement. However, if you look deeply into scripture you will see we are rapidly approaching this period that the Bible refers to as âthe time of the endâ or as I like to call it, the end of days. This period will commence with war in the Middle East and include the Rapture and the Great Tribulation. It will end with the glorious Second Coming of Christ.
The Next Nuclear War describes the End Times period as compiled from the Old Testament prophecies. Author Steve Ashburn provides a systematic and concise examination of each prophecy and places them in relation to the final timeline. A must read for this day, in preparing for that day! It can be ordered from Amazon.com.
After reading The Next Nuclear War, Christians will understand:
-The definition of End Times and similar terms in the Bible which relate to the 40-year period of history that ends human self-government and begins government under the Lord Jesus Christ himself.
-The role of various nations such as Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, and West Bank. The Bible describes these nations as attacking Israel at the beginning of the End Times conflict.
-The role of the United States as leader of the coalition invasions of Iraq (1991, 2003) and of the third and final invasion as described in Jeremiah.
What Does the End Times Mean?
Now that I have plugged the book here is a further examination of those coming times. Many people wonder what the term âend timesâ means. Indeed, a proper understanding of this term is crucial to understanding Bible prophecy, properly interpreted and in context.
Fortunately the Bible provides a definition of this very important term, as well as a sequence of events contained in this time period. These events are scattered throughout the Bible in sort of a jigsaw puzzle, which must be analyzed carefully and in context, but once put together, yield a brilliant picture of things to come. So letâs spend some time putting together this jigsaw puzzle. In this article there is a concise summary of what I have found.
We begin with Ezekiel 29, which provides a handy definition of the end times:
Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia. No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years. And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries (Ezekiel 29:10â12).
The âtower of Syeneâ probably refers to the Aswan Dam, located near the ancient town of Syene; such a tower did not exist in Ezekielâs time. This hydroelectric project was only completed in 1967, thereby allowing Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. Ezekiel 29-30, 32 apparently describes the destruction of this dam along with the troops massed nearby to invade Israel, and flooding of the Nile River to the mountains on either side:
I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee. And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. (Ezekiel 32:6-7)
Since the Aswan Dam is so massive, it would take a nuclear weapon to destroy it. Our Scripture passages suggest just this event, with troops drowned by flooding of the Nile River far across the banks on either side, with thick clouds of radioactive fallout (âI will cover the sun with a cloudâ) destroying not only Egypt, but other countries in the area (âthe countries that are desolateâ). Ezekiel 30:5 lists the nations that will be allied with Egypt in this war: âEthiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chubâ¦â It is these nations and peoples, which are Libya (âPut,â eastern coastal region), Ethiopia (Sudan), Lydia (western Libya), and âall the mingled peopleâ (all Arabs), and Chub (remainder of Libya), and enemies within Israel (âand the men of the land that is in leagueâ) that the Bible predicts will be destroyed.
Who Will Attack Egypt?
Who would launch such a nuclear attack on Egypt? Although Ezekiel doesnât say specifically, it is most likely Israel, in a desperate attempt to prevent a blitzkrieg invasion by the Arab nations which surround her. She apparently will have no other choice, being faced with annihilation. Psalm 83 provides a general description of this war, while other chapters in the Old Testament provide the details of the destruction of specific Middle East nations. The instigator of this war apparently is Iraq, which results in a third US-led coalition invasion and obliteration of Iraq as a nation. This is described in detail in Isaiah 13 and also in the parallel passage in Jeremiah 50-51. The context is absolutely fascinating, and describes the US as âsanctified onesâ¦ even them that rejoice in my highnessâ (Isaiah 13:3). The 1991 Gulf war and 2003 Iraqi invasion are described as ârumour[s]â in Jeremiah 51:46. The parallel passage in Isaiah 19 provides more illumination as to the specifics of the attack on Egypt: âThe burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of itâ (Isaiah 19:1). In context this probably refers to an Israeli nuclear missile(s) with a contrail behind it, heading for Egypt at supersonic speeds. This explains the description of a âswift cloudâ which the Lord ârides uponâ to execute his judgment upon Egypt, which witnesses are encouraged to look up and âBehold.â Verse 1 then describes what will happen after that: âthe idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence [thermonuclear detonations], and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it [nuclear fireballs turning sand into melted glass].â
After this, Egypt will be scattered âamong the nations.â Then, after forty years, they will be regathered as a nation:
Yet thus saith the Lord God; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered: And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their habitation; and they shall be there a base kingdom. It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations (Ezekiel 29:13â15).
The context of this passage indicates that after forty years, Egypt will be reestablished as a nation, during the millennial reign of Christ. This regathering of Egypt will occur at the end of the tribulation, which apparently comprises the last seven years of the end times period.
So there you have it! The Bible has given us a definition of the end times period (forty years) and a description of the nuclear war against Egypt in Ezekiel 29, 30-32.
Another clue that the end times will be forty years long is found in Micah 7. Israel previously was described as a âterrorâ to Egypt in Isaiah 19 because of âthe counsel of the Lord of hostsâ; Micah 7 now extends that fear to all other nations involved in the conspiracy to invade her, as well as the nations in general which are watching the conflict from the sidelines.
Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old. According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvelous things. The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf. They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of thee (Micah 7:14â17).
The timeline here is when Israel will be restored as a nation (âas in the days of oldâ); and for forty years (âAccording to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egyptâ) God will deal with them âmarvelously.â This forty-year period probably is the same as that of the dispersion of Egypt, which ends with the second coming of Christ: âneither shall it be inhabited forty years. . . . At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scatteredâ (Ezekiel 29:11, 13). During these forty years God will defeat Israelâs enemies (Ezekiel 28:26); restore them to their ancient land of Canaan with its original boundaries (Obadiah 1:19â20); pour out blessings so that Israel will overflow with wheat, oil, and wine (Joel 2:23) and fill the world with fruit (Isaiah 27:6); call his church to himself and leave Israel to wonder what happened (1 Thessalonians 4:16â17); defeat Russia and her hordes in a display of entirely miraculous power (Ezekiel 38â39); shepherd and protect Israel miraculously from the Antichrist and his forces (Revelation 12); and return as King of kings and Lord of lords, at which point Israel finally will recognize him as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10).
Thatâs a lot to happen in forty years! Each of these events arte explored in detail in the book, as well as provide a timeline of end-times events.
Also during this time, Israel will be so impressive that âThe nations shall see and be confounded at all their might,â and their enemies âshall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth.â This refers in particular to the defeat of the nations surrounding Israel who try to invade her at the beginning of the end-times period. After this war, God will bless Israel greatly; it will blossom like a rose and become like âthe garden of Eden,â overflowing with agricultural produce and livestock (Isaiah 51:3; Ezekiel 36:35; Joel 2:23â24).
Israel Will Have an Exceedingly Great Army
Zechariah 12 also describes Israel as being indomitable during this period, because the Lord will defend them:
In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. . . . In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them (Zechariah 12:6, 8).
The timeline here is âin that dayâ when âJerusalem shall be inhabited again,â referring to modern Israeli history and in particular the end-times war in which Israel destroys the nations surrounding her (âand they shall devour all the people round aboutâ). The weakest of the Israelis âshall be as Davidâ and Israel âshall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them,â indicating that it is the Lord who divinely protects them. The word âgovernorsâ in verse 6 is a translation of the Hebrew eluf, meaning âbrigadier.â In modern Israel, this term denotes a brigadier general in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Thus it is my belief that our Scripture passage relates to modern Israel and in particular to the IDF, which will be so powerful that they will sweep through their enemies like fire among wood.
There have been many stories from the 1973 Yom Kippur War about amazing military victories by Israel against overwhelming odds; the Bible indicates that this will happen again in the next war.
Finally, our Lord Jesus Christ himself commented on the length of the end times in the Olivet Discourse. After describing the signs of this time period, including those which would accompany the rapture and tribulation, our Lord then said in Matthew 24:34: âVerily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.â Our Lord did not specify how long this generation would be, but in the context of Ezekiel 29 and Micah 7, the length of time he was referring to probably was forty years.
When will the end times begin? The Muslim Brotherhood took over Egypt and Libya in 2012 and is well on its way to taking over Syria. Itâs unclear at this time how the recent civil war in Egypt will turn out, but Isaiah indicates that eventually radical Islamists will take power and will launch an attack against Israel, in conjunction with other Arab nations. Perhaps a worldwide economic depressionâalready happening in many parts of the worldâwill tend to radicalize Egyptian society to the point where they actually attempt an invasion of their neighbor. It seems Israel rapidly is being surrounded by radical Islamist nations committed to her destruction. Perhaps the moment when all these nations will attack her is only a few years away or perhaps as some are saying this year because of the surrounding of Israel by her enemies. For more on this go to âThe Psalm 83 Warâ by Bill Salus that goes into great detail about this attack by Israel. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦..
- Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
In an article written a while back "The Real Meaning Of The Word Selah In The Bible," I showed you that Selah was an actual place in the Bible that today is known simply as Petra in Jordan. Until the early 1800's, that region was known by it's full name of Selah Petra, which can be seen on old hand-drawn maps from that time. So everywhere in the Bible where you see the word 'Selah', it is invariably a reference to the coming time of Jacob's trouble, meaning Israelâs trouble.
A point of interest might be in this new Trump era, as enemies start to surround Israel for a confederate attack, that Jordan will be rising up as a powerful end time nation.
As we get closer to this Psalm 83 war it is starting to look like Jordan is about to take on this rule as a powerful end time player.
The full Psalm 83 verses: Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You: The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites; Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assyria also has joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot, as with them as with Midian, As with Sisera, As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, Who perished at En Dor, Who became as refuse on the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb, Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, Who said, "Let us take for ourselves The pastures of God for a possession." O my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like the chaff before the wind! As the fire burns the woods, And as the flame sets the mountains on fire, So pursue them with Your tempest, And frighten them with Your storm. Fill their faces with shame, That they may seek Your name, O Lord. Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; Yes, let them be put to shame and perish, That they may know that You, whose name alone is the Lord, Are the Most High over all the earth.Psalm 83 (KJV)
In the end times war mentioned in the Bible, we of course read about the Battle of Armageddon, that takes place at the end of the great tribulation mentioned in Ezekiel 39 that takes place at the end of the time of Jacobâs trouble, and the Battle of Gog and Magog that happens three and one half years into the great tribulation. But there is yet another war mentioned, connected to the time of Jacobâs trouble, that would appear to be separate from either of these two wars â the Psalm 83 War. This short protracted war will in fact be known ahead of time. The Israelis will have the advantage and will defeat the arab armies completely taking back the full territory of the promised land and the spoils of war, the arab oil. Read about it in full in Bill Salusâs book âPsalm 83 War.â
Itâs starting to look like Jordan is about to rise as a powerful end times player in the new Trump Era of Middle East relations. Indeed, as we have shown you time and again, Donald Trump was elected by God for just this purpose â to bring out amazing change and upheaval in the Middle East leading to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
LETâS IDENTIFY THE PLAYERS IN THE COMING PSALM 83 WAR:
Edom, Moab and Ammon: These three kingdom cities were located in Jordan, to the south of Israel.
Tyre and Gebal: Tyre was a major city in Lebanon, located to the north of Israel.
Assur: First capital city of Assyria, which was located to the east of Israel.
The Hagarenes: Descendants of the Hagar and connected to the people of Ishmael, located near the Persian Gulf.
The Philistines: Israelâs ancient enemy settled in Canaan, today they are known as the Palestinians and still trying to take over the land.
Itâs interesting to note that in 2017, Israel is surrounded by every one of these nations and peoples mentioned in Psalm 83, as we have just shown you, easily identifiable by their ethnicity. Jordan in the Bible was a place where many important events occurred. John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan river, most likely on the east side. John would later be beheaded by Herod at the fortress located in Jordan. And Jordan will be the place, in Selah Petra, where the Jews will be miraculously protected and preserved from the Antichrist by God for a three and a half year period.
âSend ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest,so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon. Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land. And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.â Isaiah 16:1-5 (KJV)
BUT WHATâS COMING NEXT IS A MAJOR ATTACK ON ISRAEL THAT LOOKS FOR ALL THE WORLD LIKE IT WILL ORIGINATE FROM JORDAN.
It is my contention that the Psalm 83 War will be triggered when Donald Trump authorizes the moving of the U.S. Embassy from its current location in Tel Aviv to the Old City of Jerusalem. A senior Palestinian official said that the move would be a âdeclaration of warâ:A senior Palestinian official warned Sunday that a move by the Trump administration to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be perceived as an act of aggression against the entire Muslim world. âIn our opinion moving the embassy to Jerusalem is a declaration of war against Muslims,â Fatah Central Committee member Jibril Rajoub, who also presides over the Palestinian soccer association, told The Times of Israel in an interview.
HOW DONALD TRUMP MOVING THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM COULD TRIGGER THE PSALM 83 WAR
Jordan looms large in coming Bible prophecy, and as the Trump administration plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, things will get explosive very quickly. I would even go so far as to say that the confederacy mentioned in Psalm 83 is being formed at this very moment.
âWho is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save..â Isaiah 63:1 (KJV)
Are YOU ready for what comes next?
Rsearched by Pastor Gary Boyd
THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.
What they have found so far has shocked even scholars steeped in the history of the Holocaust.
The researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, during Hitlerâs reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945.
The figure is so staggering that even fellow Holocaust scholars had to make sure they had heard it correctly when the lead researchers previewed their findings at an academic forum in late January at the German Historical Institute in Washington.
âThe numbers are so much higher than what we originally thought,â Hartmut Berghoff, director of the institute, said in an interview after learning of the new data.
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âWe knew before how horrible life in the camps and ghettos was,â he said, âbut the numbers are unbelievable.â
The documented camps include not only âkilling centersâ but also thousands of forced labor camps, where prisoners manufactured war supplies; prisoner-of-war camps; sites euphemistically named âcareâ centers, where pregnant women were forced to have abortions or their babies were killed after birth; and brothels, where women were coerced into having sex with German military personnel.
Auschwitz and a handful of other concentration camps have come to symbolize the Nazi killing machine in the public consciousness. Likewise, the Nazi system for imprisoning Jewish families in hometown ghettos has become associated with a single site â the Warsaw Ghetto, famous for the 1943 uprising. But these sites, infamous though they are, represent only a minuscule fraction of the entire German network, the new research makes painfully clear.
The maps the researchers have created to identify the camps and ghettos turn wide sections of wartime Europe into black clusters of death, torture and slavery â centered in Germany and Poland, but reaching in all directions.
The lead editors on the project, Geoffrey Megargee and Martin Dean, estimate that 15 million to 20 million people died or were imprisoned in the sites that they have identified as part of a multivolume encyclopedia. (The Holocaust museum has published the first two, with five more planned by 2025.)
The existence of many individual camps and ghettos was previously known only on a fragmented, region-by-region basis. But the researchers, using data from some 400 contributors, have been documenting the entire scale for the first time, studying where they were located, how they were run, and what their purpose was.
The brutal experience of Henry Greenbaum, an 84-year-old Holocaust survivor who lives outside Washington, typifies the wide range of Nazi sites.
When Mr. Greenbaum, a volunteer at the Holocaust museum, tells visitors today about his wartime odyssey, listeners inevitably focus on his confinement of months at Auschwitz, the most notorious of all the camps.
But the images of the other camps where the Nazis imprisoned him are ingrained in his memory as deeply as the concentration camp number â A188991 â tattooed on his left forearm.
In an interview, he ticked off the locations in rapid fire, the details still vivid.
First came the Starachowice ghetto in his hometown in Poland, where the Germans herded his family and other local Jews in 1940, when he was just 12.
Next came a slave labor camp with six-foot-high fences outside the town, where he and a sister were moved while the rest of the family was sent to die at Treblinka. After his regular work shift at a factory, the Germans would force him and other prisoners to dig trenches that were used for dumping the bodies of victims. He was sent to Auschwitz, then removed to work at a chemical manufacturing plant in Poland known as Buna Monowitz, where he and some 50 other prisoners who had been held at the main camp at Auschwitz were taken to manufacture rubber and synthetic oil. And last was another slave labor camp at FlossenbÃ¼rg, near the Czech border, where food was so scarce that the weight on his 5-foot-8-inch frame fell away to less than 100 pounds.
By the age of 17, Mr. Greenbaum had been enslaved in five camps in five years, and was on his way to a sixth, when American soldiers freed him in 1945. âNobody even knows about these places,â Mr. Greenbaum said. âEverything should be documented. Thatâs very important. We try to tell the youngsters so that they know, and theyâll remember.â
The research could have legal implications as well by helping a small number of survivors document their continuing claims over unpaid insurance policies, looted property, seized land and other financial matters.
âHOW many claims have been rejected because the victims were in a camp that we didnât even know about?â asked Sam Dubbin, a Florida lawyer who represents a group of survivors who are seeking to bring claims against European insurance companies.
Dr. Megargee, the lead researcher, said the project was changing the understanding among Holocaust scholars of how the camps and ghettos evolved.
As early as 1933, at the start of Hitlerâs reign, the Third Reich established about 110 camps specifically designed to imprison some 10,000 political opponents and others, the researchers found. As Germany invaded and began occupying European neighbors, the use of camps and ghettos was expanded to confine and sometimes kill not only Jews but also homosexuals, Gypsies, Poles, Russians and many other ethnic groups in Eastern Europe. The camps and ghettos varied enormously in their mission, organization and size, depending on the Nazisâ needs, the researchers have found.
The biggest site identified is the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, which held about 500,000 people at its height. But as few as a dozen prisoners worked at one of the smallest camps, the MÃ¼nchen-Schwabing site in Germany. Small groups of prisoners were sent there from the Dachau concentration camp under armed guard. They were reportedly whipped and ordered to do manual labor at the home of a fervent Nazi patron known as âSister Pia,â cleaning her house, tending her garden and even building childrenâs toys for her.
When the research began in 2000, Dr. Megargee said he expected to find perhaps 7,000 Nazi camps and ghettos, based on postwar estimates. But the numbers kept climbing â first to 11,500, then 20,000, then 30,000, and now 42,500.
The numbers astound: 30,000 slave labor camps; 1,150 Jewish ghettos; 980 concentration camps; 1,000 prisoner-of-war camps; 500 brothels filled with sex slaves; and thousands of other camps used for euthanizing the elderly and infirm, performing forced abortions, âGermanizingâ prisoners or transporting victims to killing centers.
In Berlin alone, researchers have documented some 3,000 camps and so-called Jew houses, while Hamburg held 1,300 sites.
Dr. Dean, a co-researcher, said the findings left no doubt in his mind that many German citizens, despite the frequent claims of ignorance after the war, must have known about the widespread existence of the Nazi camps at the time.
âYou literally could not go anywhere in Germany without running into forced labor camps, P.O.W. camps, concentration camps,â he said. âThey were everywhere.â
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
In 1968, when I was just a lad, Eric von Daniken wrote a book called Chariots of the Gods suggesting that ancient astronauts visited earth to âseedâ our planet and constructed monuments which exist even today. Many Bible scholars believe these ancient monuments, including the Great Pyramid of Giza were built by the fallen angels before the Flood.
The belief that our Creator comes from the stars rather than being the One who made them is one of the great deceptions of the end times.
âAnd for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.â (2 Thessalonians 2:11)
The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse
There are many good books on the subject but the one I recommend the most is stated in a you tube piece at the very end of this article. Just what is this âstrong delusionâ mentioned in this Scripture? Many Bible prophecy commentators believe it refers to the UFO phenomenon and that extraterrestrials will play a role in the end times as fallen angels masquerading as âspace brothers.â Since time immemorial there have been sightings in the sky that demonic powers want us to believe are ETâs from the deepest parts of space who have come to teach us of their ways and show us the path to peace and harmony. Nothing could be further from the truth!
The description of âsigns in the heavensâ during the last days is believed by some to be pointing to the UFO phenomenon and has given rise to what the Bible describes as âdoctrines of demonsâ (I Timothy 4:1-4).
âMenâs hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.â (Luke 21:26)
âThings which are coming on the earthâ could imply things that are not of this earth but of an extraterrestrial nature. A recent poll conducted by the Huffington Post revealed that more people living in the UK believe in extraterrestrials than those who believe in God.
There is a curious Scripture in Daniel 2:43 which says âthey shall mingle themselves with the seed of men.â âTheyâ seems to refer to beings that are not of the seed of men. In the sixth chapter of Genesis we are told fallen angels bred with the women of earth creating a race of giants known as the Nephilim. David slew Goliath with his sling is one that comes to mind.
In the days of Noah the Nephilim practiced genetic interference mixing the DNA of humans and animals to create âchimeraâ that is a single organism composed of cells from different zygotes. This can result in male and female organs, two blood types, or subtle variations in form. Animal chimeras are produced by the merger of multiple fertilized eggs. At time these were reported as monstrosities. These creatures were an abomination to God so He destroyed them in the Flood along with the Nephilim.
The Obama Administration â through the National Institute of Health â proposed a new policy to allow scientists to use federal funding to create part-human, part-animal embryos known as âchimera.â Last year the Pope gave his blessing to mix human and animal DNA to create chimera for the sake of medical research.
âAnd as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man.â (Luke 17:26)
Combining human stem cells with animal embryos to create a new life form that is part-human, part-animal is an example of man playing God. âWeâre not trying to make a chimera just because we want to see some kind of monstrous creature,â said Pablo Ross, a reproductive biologist at the University of California.
But many are concerned and have raised questions that chimera research could end up producing animals with human brains or animals able to father human children. Experiments involving the brain as well as giving animals human sperm and eggs are being planned by the National Institutes of Health.
The Lie Told Then
It all began in the Garden of Eden when Satan told Adam and Eve, âYe shall be as godsâ (Genesis 3:5). There are reports that Nephilim DNA has been recovered from bodies frozen in Antarctica, Iraq and other locations around the world. Some researchers believe there are secret projects using Nephilim DNA for interspecies breeding. So when we read the Scripture, âAnd as it was in the days of Noah . . .â we are eerily reminded of the mischief of Genesis chapter six and the lateness of the hour.
There was a time â not too long ago â when such things were considered the fantasies of science fiction, but these shocking experiments have become a reality. When Nimrod began construction on the Tower of Babel God said, âNothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to doâ (Genesis 11:6) which translates to âNothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.â So God gave them different languages in order to confuse them which halted the construction.
And how does God plan to avenge the altering of His creations today? This time the Flood will come as the Tribulation after God removes His faithful from the earth at the Rapture.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwlNZuyYgL4
The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse