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.

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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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Pope Francis says all priests can forgive women who’ve had abortions – there is only forgiveness in Christ Jesus.

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

 

 

Trump, Putin, and the 3rd Temple?

Sanhedrin Asks Putin and Trump to Build Third Temple in Jerusalem

It remains to be seen if Trump will hold good on his promises, but there is one very interesting fact. On the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency (January 21st), he will be exactly 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old. Then exactly 7 months later on August 21st, 2017 will be the Great American Eclipse.

Fulness of the Gentiles

Is the age of the gospel of grace coming to an end, when “blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in” Rom 11:25?

While the majority of Israel rejected Christ at His first coming, many of the Jewish people were saved. “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem”. Luk 24:47

The gospel, started in Jerusalem, was commanded to be taken to all the world. “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Act 1:8

After Peter’s first sermon on the day of Pentecost, three thousand Jews were saved. “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. Act 2:41. Today, the gospel has come full circle making its way back into Jerusalem where many Jewish people are coming to Christ.

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Messianic Judaism Gaining Momentum in Israel

More and more Jews finding Jesus in Israel

Current Estimates of the number of Messiancs

Why Ultra-Orthodox Jews Are Turning to Jesus

So some of the Jews were saved during the first years of the Gospel of Grace, but soon afterward destruction came upon Israel with the demolishing of the temple and slaughter of over 1 million by the Roman army. Are we seeing a repeat of history now in the land of Israel?

It does not take much for one to see that the world has fallen away from God and biblical principals, The U.S., once the moral beacon of the world and perhaps one of the greatest resources for spreading the gospel around the world since its beginning, has fallen the most in such a short period of time.

Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

http://lifewayresearch.com/2016/09/27/americans-love-god-and-the-bible-are-fuzzy-on-the-detail

In Genesis we see that God is furious with all except Noah and his family concerning what had happened on earth in regards to the fallen angels mating with women and He gives a set time before the coming destruction of the great flood.

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Gen 6:3

One cannot help but wonder when looking at the timeline below:

  • May 31st – June 4th, 2017 Pentecost – Christians know it as the day the Church started. According to Jewish tradition, Pentecost commemorates God’s giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai, 49 days after the Exodus.”The special  Offering  of  the  Wave-Sheaf  of  Firstfruits  during the  Passover  or  Feast  of Unleavened Bread is actually the prelude  to Pentecost with its own special Offering.  From the time of the Offering of these Firstfruits waved before the Lord, the Jewish people were to count 50 days till the Feast of Pentecost. This counting consisted of “seven weeks” (49 days) and then on the next day (the 50th day) the celebration would take place. These two special Offerings are, therefore, vitally connected.The Firstfruits Offering at Passover was a sampling of the full spring harvest to be celebrated 50 days later at Pentecost (Lev. 23:9-16) and exemplified by the special wave Offering of two loaves of bread in the same manner as the Wave-Sheaf”. It is the only Jewish holiday that does not have a “set” date. It is also interesting to note that the Levite priest were commanded to preach until the age of 50. Num 8:25 Fascinating read here: https://www.amazon.com/Pentecostal-Rapture-Church-Jesus-Christ/dp/1498408303/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477615755&sr=8-1&keywords=the+pentecostal+rapture
  • July 4th, 2017 – America completes its’ 240th year (120 + 120 a double blessing Genesis 6:3) as a country.
  • September 20th, 5777 (2017) – Last day for the Jewish year 5777.
  • September 23rd, 2017 – The Great sign of Revelation 12 – there is a wide range of opinion out there on what this means, but it is clear the stars and planets will align on that day to depict Revelation 12.

The church will not go through the Tribulation as many today are saying. The church is the collective body of Christ beginning with Pentecost until the Rapture. Clearly the church cannot go through it as Christ will not separate part of His body through it. Do not let the spirit of the Antichrist deceive you.

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

 

Making way for the “Kings of the East”

This event happens towards the end of the 7 year Tribulation, but clearly we see the making of it now, so the question is “how much closer are we to the beginning….”

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. Rev 16:12

Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. Rev 9:14

And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. Rev. 9:15-16

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Swarms of snakes are attacking people and cattle in southern Iraq as the Euphrates and Tigris rivers dry up and the reptiles lose their natural habitat among the reed beds…..

The collapse in the water levels of the rivers has been swift, the amount of water in the Euphrates falling by three-quarters in less than a decade. In 2000, the flow speed of the water in the river was 950 cubic metres per second, but by this year it had dropped to 230 cubic metres per second.

In the past, Iraq has stored water in lakes behind its own dams, but these reservoirs are now much depleted and can no longer make up the shortfall. The total water reserves behind all Iraqi dams at the beginning of May was only 11 billion cubic metres, compared to over 40 billion three years ago. One of the biggest dams in the country, on the Euphrates at Haditha in western Iraq, close to the Syrian border, held eight billion cubic metres two years ago but now has only two billion.

Read the article here.

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