When they took hold of thee by thy hand

Ezekiel 29, a most fascinating prophecy about the destruction of Egypt has been partially fulfilled. The bible says

“And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.” Eze 29:6

A staff is something you lean on for support and a partial definition of the use of the word “reed” in the Hebrew text is defined as a bone or shoulder joint. Israel has been leaning on Egypt for support since the summer of 2014 when Egypt’s head of government Al-Sisi, publicly announced a role in “protecting” Israel’s southern border at the Rafah Border Crossing to the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. This has led to an ongoing warming of relations between the two countries where they share intelligence information concerning ISIS, Hamas, and Fatah. Recently Egypt agreed to extend the Egyptian side of the Gaza Strip buffer zone 1500 meters in width, instead of 1000 meters.

News article after article outlining the “friendly” relations between Egypt and Israel has been steady since that summer of 2014. The bible goes on to say

When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.” Eze 29:7

On September 18th of this year, Netanyahu representing Israel and El-Sisi representing Egypt, met in New York for 90 minutes Monday night on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. This was their first public working session. 

When they took hold of thee by thy hand

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2015/04/07/thou-didst-break/

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2016/09/23/the-tower-of-syene-corrected-date/

 

It is Finished!

My 11 year old daughter and her friend sing “It is Finished”.

Enjoy!

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. Jhn 19:30

 

The Great American Eclipse and Revelation 12 Event – Part 2

As with all major “end time” events, finding the unbiased, human perspective that makes the most sense or is nearest to the truth is always a major obstacle. For those of us watching, it can be frustrating at times.

We are now 12 days from the September 23rd Revelation 12 event. Is it hype or Hope?? Watch the most unbiased, excellent commentary out there in my humble opinion.Video is below.

On another subject, the UN International Day of Peace is September 21st. Established in 1982, it is a holiday observed annually on 21 September and dedicated to world peace. What makes it interesting this year is the theme:

“Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

It coincides with the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah and interestingly, sounds very similar to:

1Th 5:3 “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape”.

Whether it is this year or next….. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh Jas 5:8

The Great American Eclipse and Revelation 12 Event

By now you should have heard about what is fast becoming one of the most controversial subjects on the internet. August 21st marks a total solar eclipse visible only to the United States. Nine days prior to this event on August 12th will be the brightest shower in the recorded human history. 

This meteor shower is being considered as once in a lifetime opportunity as the next meteor shower of such kind will be after 96 years.

Then on September 23rd will occur the alignment of stars and planets to depict the Revelation 12 scene. Some are adamant this exact alignment has not happened in the last 7,000 years of history.

On the one side, many see the Revelation 12 event as a date for the Rapture, while on the other side they completely dismiss this idea without any other insight into these two events.

Clearly the Rapture cannot be dated as given by the doctrine of immanency in the bible. The book of Titus was written by the Apostle Paul to Titus, a brother in Christ, as a letter of encouragement. Two thousand years ago we see Paul looking for the coming of Christ.

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

BUT, we can see the day approaching “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching Heb 10:25

So while the Revelation 12 event is most likely not the date for the Rapture, it and the eclipse cannot be taken as pure coincidence either. Maybe the Rapture will take place between these two events, only God knows…..it is very likely though that they represent the Rapture or some other big prophetic event is just on the horizon. We shall see!

Perhaps James says it best ” Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” Jas 5:8

One of the best videos on this topic is below. It takes a stance on both sides of the coin and lets the listener decide on the coming eclipse.

 

 

Jerusalem Watch

For First Time in Millennia, Jewish Priests Will Undergo Training to Enter Temple’s Holy of Holies

For the first time in 2,000 years, a group of Kohanim (men of the Jewish priestly caste) living close to Jerusalem’s Old City are studying the relevant Jewish laws to be able to ascend the Temple Mount and enter the Holy of Holies, where God’s presence is said to dwell.

Despite Arab threats, thousands march around Old City walls, marking beginning of Tisha B’Av.

 

Jesus is the only solution, and one day He will come for His people.

In leaked recording, US President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor sounds uncertain whether the administration could find a ‘unique’ solution to the decades old conflict; addressing the Temple Mount crisis, he says ‘a lot of seemingly logical measures taken that somehow became a little bit incendiary.’

The Gap Fact

This topic has always been one of controversy, but is vital to the understanding of the overall biblical narrative. I have written extensively on it and would highly recommend reading the post below if you are new to this subject in the order given. You may want to start with the video of, in my opinion, two biblical scholars that discuss the Gap.

As you listen and read, keep in mind the following verses:

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1Jo 1:5

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Gen 1:2

 

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2015/11/20/the-stones-of-fire/

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2015/12/06/stones-of-fire-epilogue/

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2016/12/05/the-root-of-all-evil/