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

Where is the promise of his coming?

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 2 Peter 3:4-5.

In recent years, Hollywood has made a few movies mocking the Rapture while the secular society has made a laughing stock of it. But, make no mistake, the promise of His coming is the Blessed Hope, His glorious appearing.

Now, in a recent survey of 1,000 senior Protestant pastors, only 36% believe in the per-tribulation rapture of the church while 25% believe it is not to be taken literally. In all, a full two thirds have a different view of what the bible teaches confirming just as the bible teaches of the last days scoffers.

surveyOther topics were also survey in the SURVEY. Confusion of all types is prevalent in the world today and so it is among the church; confirming that we are that much closer to the end. In a sense, all things continue as they were and will until He takes us home. Jesus said that Himself. You can read more about that in this post –

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2015/12/09/when-will-jesus-return/

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

When will Jesus Return?

That is the burning question in the back of every watchful Christian’s mind. When will He return? To get a better understanding of His 2nd coming, we must first look to circumstances surrounding His first coming.

We must first recognize His 2nd coming will consist of two events. The first is the Rapture, before the Tribulation, and the 2nd is His Physical return to Earth after the Tribulation on a White horse with all the saints behind Him. His first coming consisted of two events, His birth and the beginning of His ministry at age 30. At His birth there was “no room” for Him and He came in the “darkness of the night”.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. Luke 2:7-9

Does anyone have “room” for Jesus today? Has not the light of the church grown dimmer and dimmer? Jesus was also born into a generation that was unsuspecting of Him as seen in Matthew 2 when the wise men show up at the temple looking for the King.

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Mat. 2:2-3

How many Christians today are truly expecting Him? Prior to His birth, there was 400 years of famine for the Word of God (400 years between the book of Malachi and Matthew) prophesied in Amos.

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: Amos 8:11

Is there not a famine of God’s Word today? The are multiple versions of bibles on the market, many with verses deleted or changed from the original creating much confusion. The tried and true un-copyrighted King James 1611 Bible just recently turned 400 years old…..

Today’s world of instant information has given us a mental image of a chaotic life, an image of destruction, an image of fear, all in the anticipation that the foundations of the world will break down at any moment leading to Tribulation. But if we are honest, it is just that, a mental image. The quality of life today around most of the world is the best it has been since the creation of man. Don’t believe that, then pick another time period of history you would rather live in than now. Hopefully you will see the point I am trying to make in a minute.

Jesus said in Matthew 24:

And 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 of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Everything we see today is the same that has been throughout history since Jesus made this statement…..except…..the convergence of all these events for the first time that we see clearly in the mental image of instant information painted by the media, will lead to the Tribulation at some point in the very near future.

Still don’t see it? Look at the Bubonic Plague of the middle ages that took the lives of some 75 to 200 million people. Look at the atrocities of Vlad the Impaler, Genghis Khan, Stalin, Hitler, and many others. Countless millions were murdered under their vicious reign.  The 2004 Indian earthquake and resulting tsunami killed 230,000 people in one day. 9/11 lost over 3,000 lives in one day. One could continue on and one, but hopefully you see where this is headed.

Now to my point. Jesus said life would be just another ordinary day when He returns the 2nd time. Look what He says still in Matthew 24:

37 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, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

This passage does not speak to the Tribulation, but the Rapture. Look again. If this were just a very chaotic world, much less a world of Tribulation, people would not be “eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage“, people would not be working the field or grinding at the mill during just another day at work; they would be running for their lives. Life was normal until Noah entered the Ark. Life will be normal until the Rapture. I did not say it; He did. Jesus says more:

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 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. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Clearly we are commanded to watch for He will come when we think not, in other words, just another ordinary day and He will come for His church.

Remember the events of September 2015 with the Blood Moons and the Shemitah? It was perhaps the most anticipated and covered events out of the Biblical academia concerning the end times. Even the secular community was aware of them, but the events came and went without even a whimper. That is not to nullify their importance, for their significance will be revealed in the Lord’s timing.

Since these events, I am sure many are now saying:

And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

The Blessed Hope is not called Blessed for nothing. It is the Hope of the Blessing to be removed before the real ugliness starts at a time when “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luke 21:26 and at a time when at least 1/2 to 2/3rds of the worlds population will die.

Don’t let the spirit of the Antichrist rob you from the joy of life, the Joy of Christ, as he has done to so many already in these final days.

Jesus is still coming……

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

 

The Generations of Adam

It has been said that one can study the book of Genesis alone for a lifetime and still not learn everything the Lord reveals in the deeply prophetic book. The Lord opens His Word with Genesis and ends with Revelations; a timeline if you will of:

 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: Isa 46:10. The Lord is the creator of time and He created man in His image setting a course for him to be used and demonstrate the testimony and account of His glory, honor, and divine nature against that great accuser, Satan, for a determined time when he shall be defeated and shall no more have the power to accuse.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Rev 12:10

 Ten is the number of testimony, account, and Law as in the 10 commandments. In Genesis 5, God gives us the 10 generations of Adam beginning with Adam and ending with Noah.

Generations of AdamLooking at the chart, the numbers reveal many things. If we add the number of years in column C we get 7019 years. Seven is Gods number for spiritual things and for setting time. Jesus came 77 generations after Adam and 70 after Enoch. Daniel’s prophecy of 70 x 7 or 490 years to finish the transgression and make an end of sin, and God rested on the 7th day of creation, a set time. We are not given the number of days after the year the men lived. For example, Adam could have lived 930 years and 10 days, Enos 905 years and 40 days and so on and so on. It seems likely those days would add up to an additional 2 years for a total of 7021 years, a multiple of 7. Is it possible that God in His Fatherhood, has laid out an exact timeline for the number of years His sons shall live on earth within the generations of Adam? We will come back to examine 7019 and 7021 a little later.

Notice that Enoch is a figure of the church and lived 300 years after the birth of his son Methuselah. His name means “dedicated – teaching” and Enoch was given the earliest recorded prophecy which referred to the 2nd coming of Christ in Jde 1:14. The number 300 means “God appears” for Enoch was raptured before the great flood:

By faith Enoch as translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God Heb 11:5.

The Ark of Noah was also 300 cubits long. Noah and his family rode with God upon the Ark during the flood. The Ark of Covenant was placed in the tabernacle so that God could dwell among men during the Old Testament times. And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them Exo 25:8.

Enoch’s son named Methuselah whose name means “death – to bring or to send”, “his death shall bring”, was the longest living man in history at 969 years. Enoch began to walk with God after Methuselah was born Gen 5:22 and seems to have been told by God that the flood would not come until Methuselah’s death and signifies God’s mercy and long suffering in the oldest living man. Methuselah had Lamech at 187. Lamech had Noah at 182 and the flood came in Noah’s 600th year. 187 + 182 + 600 = 969 years.

Noah's ArkNoah was a figure of the Tribulation saints; those who will survive to the end of the 7 year Tribulation. Noah lived 450 years after giving birth to his three sons of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The number 450 means “hope of life after death” for just as Noah and his family had the hope of eternal life after the death of the entire world, the Tribulation Saints will have hope of eternal life after the death and destruction of the world. Noah’s name means “rest or comfort” Gen 5:29 while his father’s name Lamech means “the despairing”. Lamech lived a total of 777 years.

The most accepted date for the creation of the world is 4004 BC. The number 4 detonates “material things, wandering the world”. On the 4th day God made the sun, the moon, and the stars, the material universe. The Garden of Eden had a river which parted into the headwaters of four other rivers. These rivers were the Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel and the Euphrates and their respective names mean to “increase, bursting forth, rapid, and fruitfulness” in that order. To see how the date 4004 BC was derived, you can read the article here: https://answersingenesis.org/bible-timeline/the-world-born-in-4004-bc/.

ussher-chart-topussher-chart-bottomPutting this all together

If we divide the 300 years of Enoch’s fatherhood with Noah’s 450 we get the number of the man of sin. 300/450 = .66666.

Looking closer at the 7019 and 7021 years from the generations of Adam, we notice that 19, 10 + 9 is the number for “Trusting faith and God’s perfect order in regard to His finality of judgment”. Israel was ruled by a total of nineteen kings before God allowed them to be conquered by the Assyrians. The 19th book of the Bible is Psalms, the song book of the people of FAITH and Psa 19:5 says “Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.” A bridegroom comes out of his chamber to take his bride!

Now we turn to 21, – “lawlessness, folly” and symbolizes the great wickedness of rebellion and sin. After the children of Israel left Egyptian bondage they had 21 major rebellious events as they traveled and wandered the wilderness. 3 x 7, 3 = God’s image and 7 = a set time to become the “end of God’s image”. In 2 Timothy 3, the apostle Paul writes of 21 sins which show the exceeding wickedness of self and sin.

Removing the 1000 year millennial reign from 7019 gives us 6019 and 6021 years. Using the date of creation at 4004 BC:

6019 – 4004 = 2016

6021 – 4004 = 2018

The events of 2015/5775

Coming in September, they include the Shemitah and exactly 14 days later, the final Blood Moon. The number 14 refers to “Deliverance, Righteousness, and Salvation”. Psalm (14) is a prayer for SALVATION – “Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.” Psa 14:7. There were 14 generations from Babylon to Christ.

“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” Mat 1:17. Genesis Chapter 14 – Abram defeats Kerdorlaomer. Melchizedeck says “blessed be God who DELIVERED 14 your enemies into your hand”. This battle began in the 14 year of Kerdorlomar’s subjection. “And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all” Gen 14:20.

This will be the 14th anniversary of 9/11. On the Jewish calendar, the year is 5775. The number 75 refers to missionary as Abraham was 75 years old when he left Haran, sojourned in a foreign nation, and set up an alter to the Lord. “So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.”Gen 12:4. So the 7 in 5775 before 75 designates a set time for the end of missionaries! God will never leave man fully abandoned. The Shemitah also falls on a partial solar eclipse. Is this a warning that God is about to remove part of the light of this world (church)?!

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The events of 2017/5777

One of the main events of 2017 is the depiction of Revelation 12 within the stars. Revelation 12 is an amazing passage of past, present, and future events concerning Israel and Jesus. The great sign in the heavens is set for September 23, 2017 two days after Rosh Hashanah. Is it a warning that the Tribulation is about to begin?

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: Rev 12:1

wp30650372Forty days later on October the 31st, 2017 (Halloween is the highest satanic holy day of the year) or the 11th of Cheshvan 5777, the 8th month on the Jewish calendar and according to Jewish tradition Methuselah died on this day! Eight is the number for new beginnings and 11 for fear. Will it be a new beginning for the most fear the world has ever known??

Remember Noah’s father Lamech lived 777 years and his name means “the despairing”. The number 77 is equal to “false prophet”! 7 (set time) x 11 (fear) = 77. The Jews will once more remember the God of their fathers after they realize the antichrist is not the Messiah.

Psalm 77 plays this out:

I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. 10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. 11 I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. 13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? 14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. 15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zec 12:10

The first Zionist Congress was convened by Theodor Herzl as a symbolic parliament for the small minority of Jewry in agreement with the implementation of Zionist goals. This took place in August 29th, 1897. Fast forward 120 years and arrive at 2017 or 5777 on the Jewish calendar. 120 is made up of three forties (3×40=120). Applied to time therefore it signifies a divinely appointed period of probation.

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.

6:3? That is man with God!

One hundred twenty years after God spoke those words…..His judgment was brought against the world with the Great Flood of Noah.

7028 years

Adding the remaining 1007 years to the 6021 years brings us to 7028 years total; a multiple of 7! The number 28 is 4 x 7. Remember the number 4 designates material things and wandering the world. The fourth book of the BIBLE, Numbers, is the story of God’s people WANDERING in the desert. 7028 years gives us the end of the millennial reign, a set time for man to stop wandering the world for since Adam was cast out of the Garden, Man has sought for a way back to God!!

There is less than 5 months left in 2015. Will we see the Rapture; the Blessed Hope!

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

Pentecost and the Rapture

Pentecost begins this Sunday at sundown and ends Monday at sundown; effectively encompassing two days. Pentecost is the only holiday of which God commands a countdown. From Passover to the Jewish holiday of Shavuot (Christians call it Pentecost) is exactly 50 days.

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Last days Scoffers

knowing this first: that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts

and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” 2 Peter 3:3-4

 

“Michele Bachmann actually predicted I would bring about the biblical end of days,” Obama told the correspondents, who erupted in roaring laughter. “Now that’s a legacy. That’s big. I mean Lincoln, Washington, they didn’t do that.”Barack Obama

Lincoln, Washington, really?? Watch the 2 minute video.