The Kingdom

The story of the bible is an epic fight for a Kingdom, a fight between Good and Evil. Since the beginning of the story, the KING has provided a way for each dispensation to make an eternal decision for which side they chose to join.

The most High God and Possessor of Heaven and Earth Gen 14:22, originally gave the kingdom to the high Cherub Lucifer Eze 28:14. After his fall Eze 28:16 and destruction of the earth 2Pe 3:5, the kingdom was given to Adam Gen 1:28 where he was told to “replenish” the earth. But Adam also fell from grace Gen 3:22 and Satan took the kingdom back 2Co 4:4.

Good and Evil already existed at the time of Adam and Eve Gen 2:9. The great accuser Rev 12:10 wanted his kingdom back and enticed Eve to eat of the fruit Gen 3:5. The term “good and evil” is used exactly 7 times in the bible. The fight between good and evil Eph 6:12 and the Kingdom will continue until the KING comes to take it by force Mat 24:30 giving it back to the saints Dan 7:22, but not until the message of the Kingdom is preached in all the world Mat 24:14.

The bible speaks of “in that day” 112 times, most referring to the 2nd coming of Christ. Do you realize that out of the 6 thousand years of human history, God placed you in the most exciting time of all? We know we are very close to His coming Luk 21:31 and we can see the day coming Heb 10:25, 1Th 5:4.

Israel recently turned 69 years old as a nation. Next May Israel will be the ripe age of 70, the years of a man Psa 90:10. The number of people from Jacob that entered into Egypt and later became slaves was 70 Exo 1:5. Israel was held captive by the Babylonians for 70 years Jer 25:11, Jer 29:10. The Jewish people had 70 weeks of desolation appointed unto them Dan 9:24. After Christ death on the cross, the temple was destroyed and the nation of Israel dispersed in 70 A.D. In this passage, Jesus is telling Peter an atonement for Israel’s sins and finish to the transgressions would not be in place until the 490 years of desolation pass; 70 times Mat 18:22…..

We have been in a calming period from a prophecy perspective since December of last year. It “seems” as if the world is normalizing – the calm just before the storm. Jesus said it would be just another day when He takes us home Mat 24:38, Mat 24:39.

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Rev 22:20

Jerusalem Watch

You may remember how almost 1 year ago the “Arab leaders have decided to agree on the principle of a joint Arab military force“.

Now, in the face of the Trump administration’s promise to move the American embassy to Jerusalem, the Arab League have “adopted a resolution Tuesday against any attempt to move diplomatic missions to Jerusalem, following Donald Trump’s presidential campaign pledge to move the American embassy in Israel”.

The Arab League has also warned “US Embassy move is ‘serious threat to world peace”.

Meanwhile, preparation for the new temple is continuing to forge ahead.

“Half-Shekel Tithe for Building Temple Reinstated by Sanhedrin After 2,000 Years”

The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls. Exodus 30:15

“Planting the Seeds of the Third Temple – Literally!”

The nascent Sanhedrin is setting out to reinstate the Biblical Temple forest as part of their ongoing effort to bring the Third Temple into existence and has already begun planting around Israel to provide the agricultural needs of the Third Temple.

Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin, explained that the Temple was central to Israel as an agricultural nation strongly connected to its land. The Temple provided a link between the land, and the Divine.

“When people think about sacrifices, they think about animals and blood,” Rabbi Weiss said. “But most of the sacrifices were, in fact, from plants, grown around Israel.”

After three years of high-level negotiations between the Israeli and Canadian governments, 119 heritage sheep, which trace their lineage back 5,000 years to the Middle East, began arriving in Israel on November 30. It is the first time that the breed, called Jacob’s sheep, has been represented in Israel since biblical times.

“Can Sheep Provide Evidence for the Bible?”

Make no mistake, Jerusalem will belong completely to Israel and the 3rd Temple will be built. There are many prophecies yet to be fulfilled that will bring this all to fruition.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

           Psalm 48:1-8

 

Jerusalem Watch

As mentioned in the “impetus” post, the move to make Jerusalem capital of Israel has begun.

Republican senators launch bill to move US embassy to Jerusalem

Senate Republicans introduced a bill Tuesday to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and move the United States embassy to Jerusalem.

The controversial plan, which President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly voiced support for on the campaign trail, is almost certain to further inflame tensions between Palestinians and Israelis.
The bill was introduced on the first day of the new US Congress by Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, along with Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas —

Impetus!

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.  Zec 12:2

The recent passing of UN resolution 2334 first proposed by Egypt, but possibly orchestrated between US Secretary of State John Kerry and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a Palestinian delegation headed by senior Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) member Saeb Erekat  is perhaps the first domino to fall leading up to Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel and the building of the temple.

Full text of UNSC Resolution 2334, demanding Israel stop all settlement activity

It is interesting to note that the resolution was passed on December 23rd, but was already December 24 in Israel once it passed. That day was the Jewish month of Kislev 24 and after the first attempt failed to rebuild the 2nd temple under the rule of King Cyrus of Persia, construction resumed in the second year under the reign of King Darius, on the 24th of Kislev. The prophet Haggi had much to say about that day.

18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the Lord‘s temple was laid, consider it. 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you. 20 And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, 21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; 22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. 23 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts.

The passing of the UN resolution will do just the opposite of what it was intended for. Israel will never give up Jerusalem and her future decisions regarding the resolution will greatly increase the chances of 2017 fulfilling much biblical prophecy including Jerusalem becoming the official capital of Israel and the building of the temple. Keep your eyes on Israel.

On a side note, New Years has fallen on a Sunday (resurrection day) many times in the past, but this year….right after the passing of the impetus! Will 2017 be the year of resurrection???

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Tit 2:13

Christmas

CHRISTMAS

Christ, the sacrificial Lamb

He came to die for all

Rose from the grave on the 3rd day

Is seated on the right hand of the Father

Son of God

That was and is, and is to Come

Mediator of Heaven and Earth

A blessing for Eternity

Savior of the World

The Root of all Evil

The bible say’s “For the love of money is the root of all evil:1Ti 6:10. From that verse we can derive that the foundation of all evil stems from the love of money or merchandise, traffic, and trade.

The word “evil” is mentioned in 60 of the 66 books for an exact total of 613 times which also happens to be the exact number of commandments from the Mosaic law. Concerning the law, Paul says “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sinRom 3:20

In Gen 2:9 we have the first use of the word evil: “And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat from this tree, but clearly they had a “love” for the merchandise of that tree and ate of the fruit.

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All evil is sin, but not all sin is necessarily evil. Sin is to violate a revealed divine truth from the word of God or to not apply a revealed divine truth from the word of God, while evil is a system of thinking that opposes divine truth in belief and behavior. The serpent in the garden convinced Eve into thinking that knowing good and evil and having her eyes open was better than the divine truth from Almighty God. Since the tree of knowledge of good and evil already existed in the time of Adam and Eve, they could not have been the first to oppose divine truth in thought and behavior. Is it possible to trace back to the original act of evil?

Nowhere in the bible is there an evil example of thinking that opposes divine truth better portrayed than what we see in Isaiah with the fall of the Cherub known as Lucifer (Satan). 

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High Is. 14:12-14.

The anointed cherub, leader of the other cherub and angels, was perfect until iniquity or unrighteousness was found in him and the “love” of merchandise caused him to sin. 

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 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

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. 17 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. 18 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 Ez. 28

Not only was Lucifer the leader among the angels and cherub, but he was also the high priest as he had sanctuaries where the angels and cherub worshiped Almighty God, but his thought process of opposing divine truth and his greed for power and love of “money” created iniquity in him leading to his fall from the highest position in the universe under Almighty God, Possessor of Heaven and Earth.

Today is no different. The accumulation of vast wealth and power causes one to think it is their key to being untouchable. In these final days, the “love of money” is what moves the grand scheme of the enemy.

Half of world’s wealth now in hands of 1% of population – report

Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world’s population, says Oxfam

1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days James 5:1-3.

wealth

The definition of evil (to oppose divine truth) is summarized well by Jesus in the book of John chapter 8:

42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye 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 it. 45  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

God say’s the riches belong to him and that they are no safe haven in the day of His Wrath. 

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. Zep 1:18

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. Hag 2:8

How do you view what God has given you? Are you a wise steward of what you have been given? One must choose between God and money lest the latter corrupt you to evil in opposing divine truth.

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon Mat 6:24

MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT

The bible speaks of a one world religion during the Tribulation – one that we can see forming today.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. Rev. 13:11-12

This second beast from the earth is the False Prophet whom causes the worship of the first beast. The False Prophet will most likely be one of the leaders of the latter day Babylon system that we can also see forming today.

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. Rev. 17:4-5

towerfirstone-773x310-773x269This apostate religion will have a final push since its beginning in the days of Nimrod and the tower of Babel. Just as Nimrod wanted to replace God and be worshiped, the religions that fall under the future Babylonian system all have one thing in common – replacement theology / supersessionism. That is to say that the church has replaced Israel as God’s people and that God does not have any specific future plans for the Jewish people.

These religious groups include Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, some Protestant groups, and the Catholic church based in Rome. Islam is not considered part of the church, but it believes they are the chosen people of God beginning with Ishmael, son of Abraham.

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The bible calls the Tribulation period the time of Jacob’s trouble. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. Jer 30:7. 

Jacob’s name was later changed by God to Israel. The Tribulation period is all about the people of Israel and if you subscribe to the church going through the Tribulation, then you are subscribing to replacement theology / supersessionism.

And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. Gen 35:10