2020 – The year of maturity.
Another Red heifer update from the Temple Institute. The countdown is still on. Listen carefully to the end.
We are living out what the Bible calls ‘Perilous Times’. First we are hit with what many believe to be the manufactured COVID-19 virus that almost brought our nation to a permanent standstill. Now the nation is experiencing riots all around the country were businesses and personal property are systematically destroyed all in the name of justice… The enemy is hard at work.
But there is glorious light and blessings at the end of the tunnel. Exposure, justice, judgment, and restoration. God is in the business of saving people, showing His goodness, and bringing honor and glory to His name. As you read the scripture below, let it reflect on the world around you today. How much can you relate too? The last verse is very telling and from the context, I believe it possibly refers to the period of the last days mentioned in verse 1 while the church is still present on earth.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was. 2 Timothy 3:1-9
Prayer is powerful and more often than not, we forget how powerful it really is. The link below is one of the best reads I have read concerning prayer. Pray for our country and administration. Pray for restoration.
Not since the first Passover of the Jewish people in Egypt when God commanded them to stay indoors has this happened.
And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. Exodus 12:22-23
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced that Israelis would be barred from leaving their homes during the first night of Passover….
Are your eyes open yet folks!
It can be argued that outside the Flood of Noah, no other event in history has panicked the entire world like COVID-19, and it is all about fear. The level of fear and negativity being generated by the politicians, media and social media over this event is staggering. There should be more concern over the people in panic rather than the virus itself. It is a forced move, an attempt to bring in the new world order by collapsing the world economies, but an attempt that will fail.
The virus is real and many have died. All life is precious in the site of God and the Apostle Paul said “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Rom 8:18
The scriptures give us clues and directions to end time events and they clearly point out that this virus is not the beginning of the end. Perhaps the biggest evidence is in Matthew 24:36-44.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah 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. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
This passage of scripture is referring to the rapture. Jesus is telling His disciples that no man knows the day or the hour it will occur. Furthermore, He is saying that life will be moving along in a normal fashion, just like it was before Noah’s flood hit. People will be eating and drinking together, marrying and giving in marriage, another normal day and then boom, the rapture. Today that is not the case as the whole world has canceled most weddings and closed eating establishments due to the virus. It shall pass.
We also know from scripture that various wars leading up to the beginning of the tribulation have yet to take place. One of the most well known is the Gog and Magog war noted in Ezekiel 38. Multiple countries and people groups “9 shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee”… 16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes”. The Lord say’s the armies will be so immense, it will be like a cloud to cover the land as they move against Israel. The mass mobilization of this many people simply cannot take place during a virus outbreak as contagious as SARS-CoV-2. It shall pass.
And finally, the Lord will never allow man nor the evil powers and principalities to boast over their own devices concerning prophetic events. In other words, the prophetic Tribulation and all that is associated with it will come, but it will not be because of any device or scheme they devised. It will be because of what the Lord has put in place. We see this throughout all scripture and perhaps the most impacting is when Jesus “having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Col 2:15 after He died on the cross. This leads to how the Lord may use this virus outbreak to His will. Perhaps he will bring the long-awaited justice and exposure of the corrupt politicians and to many of the so-called “Christian” religious leaders of our day to light. Perhaps this year we will see the Lord work in a way that is unprecedented since the time of Christ. At the very least, this is a wake-up call to Christians and the naysayers of the world that ridicule the end times. Most Christians have been caught up in the to and fro hustle and bustle of life that Dan 12:4 predicts for the last days. Is God positioning us with no choice but to settle down in our homes as a protective measure against the virus, but also to reflect and prepare our relationship to Him and our families…. “that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh”. It shall pass.
Christians should not be in fear. It is interesting that the word fear is used exactly 400 times in the KJV. It is a factor of 40 (period of testing) and 10 (the whole unit as in the 10 commandments, 1 through 9 and 0). The Lord tells us many times not to be fearful. “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” Joshua 1:9.
Our hope is in the Lord “And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee” Psa 39:7 Christians should be waiting on that hope and “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Tit 2:13
People are looking for hope now more than ever and open to discussion.
If you don’t know Jesus, then you are without hope in this chaotic world…..
BUT, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jhn 3:16 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Act 16:31 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Jhn 14:6
The Church does not go home shaking and trembling. Justice is coming. Have hope, have faith, there are better days ahead.
Will one of these be the one? If so, the Jewish temple will be ready 1 year from now according to the Rabbi.
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For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Mat 24:27
If Trump orders attacks on Iranian sites he will no doubt first, select the Iranian nuclear facilities….
Iran’s nuclear program is the regime’s sacred cow and the destruction of it would be a fatal blow to the Iranian aspiration to dominate the Middle East and to destroy Israel.
Pentagon to begin sending 6 B-52s to Diego Garcia: US official. B-52s will be available for operations against Iran if ordered,
“We had specific information on an imminent threat and that threat stream included attacks on U.S. embassies. Period. Full stop,” he said. When later asked what he meant by imminent, he responded: “It was going to happen.”
Around 30 minutes later a second quake, this time measuring 4.5 magnitude, struck the same province which runs along the Iranian coastline.
In a dramatic day for Iran, the two quakes happened just hours after the country fired a number of missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops, in retaliation for the US’ killing of a top Iranian general last week.