Monday, October 14, 2013

ANSWERING MORE QUESTIONS‏

Today, two people asked questions, and this is the way I answered.  I share it in today's blog, because I think others might benefit from this discussion.

QUESTION NUMBER ONE:

QUOTE:  "I was thinking on the 'peace and safety' phrase: WHO is saying it, and WHY? By that, I mean: where can we point to in the Bible that refers to this?...I thought it was the Jewish people proclaiming over a 'peace contract', but I'm not sure...What have your studies told you?"

MY ANSWER:

First of all...WHY?

"Peace and safety" is STRONGLY DESIRED, and people say "peace and safety" all the time now, BECAUSE of the wars and rumors of war--AND the myriad of other troubles that are hitting.

WHO is saying "peace and safety"?

To answer that, I refer to THE CONTEXT of 1 Thessalonians.

1 Thessalonians 5 EXPANDS upon the message about the Rapture that was clearly taught in 1 Thessalonians 4. In the original manuscripts, there were NO chapter designations. That was something added later, and in this case, the division comes right in the middle of Paul writing about the Rapture.

So Paul continues, saying that the Church has no need of being "written to" about the times and seasons, implying that we should KNOW the times and seasons near the Rapture. We should KNOW the time and seasons just BEFORE the Rapture occurs.

Paul wrote that we, the Church, KNOW perfectly that THE DAY OF THE LORD [which is The Tribulation Period] will come upon the world as a thief in the night. The world will be BLIND to the approaching Tribulation--but the Church will KNOW that season.

It is THE WORLD that will be saying: "Peace and safety."

WORLD LEADERS indeed proclaim that we "must have peace and security"!!! THEY "say" it RIGHT NOW, all the time--happening AS we watch and listen. Too numerous to count!!!

This tells us two things: The start of the Tribulation is NEAR, and the Rapture MUST happen BEFORE the "time of Jacob's trouble" (the 70th Week of Daniel), according to the scriptures.

Paul backs that idea up by THE WAY he WORDED the message.

He said, "WHEN 'they' [the world] says 'Peace and safety' THEN "sudden destruction" (end time wars, and the Tribulation), will hit instead. That period of time will arrive like "travail upon a woman with child"--like a series of LABOR PAINS.

Speaking of labor pains, ISRAEL was reborn in TRAVAIL (labor pains) as stated in Isaiah 66:8--"...for as soon as Zion TRAVAILED, she brought forth her children" and Israel became a nation IN ONE DAY.

Therefore, I see TRAVAIL as "a building up" of SIGNS (which signal the time and season). This has INDEED been happening SINCE Israel became a nation.

So the times and seasons are known by the TRAVAIL, the birth pangs, which have been increasing in BOTH frequency and intensity ON THE EARTH RIGHT NOW--and CURRENTLY, these SIGNS are happening so hard and so fast, that we can barely keep abreast of them.

IN this time, when the world says "peace and safety", then the "sudden destruction" WILL come.

THEY [the world] will be caught in that SUDDEN DESTRUCTION.

But we, brethren, of the Church, will NOT be overtaken in it. That means the Rapture MUST happen BEFORE the sudden destruction of the DAY OF THE LORD. The Rapture must happen BEFORE the events of the Tribulation.

That's keeping the message in it's context.



QUESTION NUMBER TWO:

QUOTE:  "HI, Sharon.....Do you see a major war, as in WW3 happening right before the Rapture or right after the Rapture or any major war BEFORE Armageddon.....and do you see GOG AND MAGOG as part of any pre-Armageddon conflict... and so I guess my question is, do you see more than just ONE FINAL WAR happening during the Trib/or right before.... This is something I have been wanting to know....and I haven't really heard it being directly addressed, so I was wondering what your opinion is on this???"

MY ANSWER:
My stand is what God shows by His prophetic Word. There will be a SERIES of wars, some PRIOR TO, and SOME AFTER, the start of the Tribulation.

One war is most definitely Pre-Tribulation. This is commonly referred to as THE PSALM 83 WAR, which includ
es fulfilling Isaiah 17 (Syria), parts of Isaiah 19 (Egypt), the one chapter book of Obadiah, and also includes Jeremiah 49.

We see this war is Pre-Trib through Obadiah verse 15. "For the day of the Lord [Tribulation] is NEAR [not here] upon all the heathen: as you have done, it shall be done to you: your reward shall return upon your own head."

Will the Church be Raptured BEFORE this war, or will we SEE this war? I point out: NO PROPHECY MUST BE FULFILLED BEFORE THE RAPTURE. We can be caught up at ANY moment...the Rapture is ALWAYS IMMINENT. Jesus' said many times for us to WATCH, and that's what we MUST be doing as we go further into these end times.

We COULD "see" THE "START" OF THE PSALM 83 WAR...but that would also IMPLY that we MUST "see" EVENTS "leading up to that war" BEFORE we get Raptured. Well, WE DID see events on the VERY BRINK of that war...remember the Syria Crisis in September 2013? It didn't happen yet, and we were NOT Raptured either. That simply means we continue to WATCH, as Jesus instructed. WE MUST BE READY IN THIS HOUR!!! Jesus will catch us up in "a time" when we "think not"--and I say that means we'll be doing a regular daily activity, NOT consciously thinking about the Rapture, and in a SPLIT INSTANT, in the twinkling of an eye, we'll be IN THE AIR AND WITH THE LORD!

AFTER the Psalm 83/Isaiah 17/Obadiah War, the next one will be the Gog/Magog Invasion of Israel of Ezekiel 38-39. The timing of this "could be" PRIOR to the start of the Tribulation (or it "could be" at "the same time" as the RED HORSE SEAL of Revelation 6--at the very beginning of the Tribulation). I'm not dogmatic on either position.

The Church WILL BE Raptured PRIOR to this war, because it is IN THIS WAR that God will be dealing EXCEPTIONALLY with the nation of Israel (and not the Church). Also, IF this war coincides with the RED HORSE SEAL of Revelation 6, the Church is most definitely with Jesus at the Throne of God by then.

We must remember, too, that Antichrist will NOT bring peace to the whole world in the first half of the Tribulation. The "peace treaty" is WITH Israel, NOT the entire world. By the actions of RED HORSE SEAL, and of the PALE HORSE SEAL, also, wars WILL occur (plus other plagues) that KILL 1/4 of the world's population (that's about 1.75 BILLION people--a massive amount of death).

It's my belief that at the Mid-Point of the Tribulation, the Antichrist will be still waging war. That's when Daniel 11:40-45 will be fulfilled. The Antichrist will go into the "glorious land" of Israel at that time, and will SET his tabernacle [headquarters] between the TWO seas (the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea) on the Temple Mount as He WILL SIT in that Temple and DECLARE he is "god." [Some scholars see Daniel 11:40-45 fulfilled at the END OF THE TRIBULATION--just before Armageddon. I will not be dogmatic on either position. GOD KNOWS HIS TIMING.]

Yet another war is determined--the fulfillment of Antichrist's war against the Tribulation Saints. That occurs primarily in the First Half of the Tribulation--in SEAL FIVE, but includes the Last Half of the Tribulation, too. Revelation 7:14 says that these MARTYRED PEOPLE will come out of the GREAT TRIBULATION--WHICH IS INDEED the Last Half of the Tribulation.

Revelation 12 gives yet another picture of a war. Antichrist (with Satan) will make war against Israel (and Zechariah 13:9 says 2/3 of Israel will die). The believing 1/3 remnant in Israel will NEED TO FLEE to the Wilderness (Bozrah, Petra) where God will protect them.

There will be a war IN HEAVEN, too. Michael and his angels will fight against Satan and his angels, and Satan's crew will be cast onto the earth, where they will wreak havoc. This is shown in Revelation 9, Revelation 12 and 13--Antichrist will be "the seed of Satan"--as is indicated by Genesis 3:15.

The next war will be Armageddon itself (or the STAGING for that war). Antichrist and his followers will go there, as will "also go" the KINGS OF THE EAST (China, India, Japan--the orient). This all-out war will be STOPPED as Jesus returns--to set His feet on the Mount of Olives, which will split in half, and all the islands will disappear, the mountains will fall flat, and giant hail will fall from heaven--as recorded in Revelation 16:17-21. [I believe the 7th bowl "coincides" with Jesus coming on His white horse, and the glorified Church returns WITH Him on white horses, too.]

There's yet ONE MORE WAR--one which many people forget. It is Gog/Magog PART TWO at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus on the earth. Satan will be released for a brief season, and he will stir up sinful, rebellious hearts in a FINAL ATTEMPT to usurp Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. That rebellion will be instant squelched by the Lord.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

YEARNING FOR JESUS TO COME‏

[I share this because I've read the comments from many of my friends who express the same things. There's a sense of oppression in the air (the fruit of the enemy), but there's also an exhilarating sense of excitement (the joy of the Lord)!]

I wrote part of this in my journal this morning, and expanded upon it now in order to share:

I'm sure IMPATIENT for Jesus to Rapture His own!

I get sicker of this world, and all its hassles, every day. I could hide in the deepest forest, and still the hassles would search out my front door. That's because the enemy knows where I go, and everywhere I am, plus that ugly sin nature inside follows me there, too.

I long for a release from this! ONLY being with Jesus in a new glorified body will grant me that...and day by day, I wonder "How much longer Lord?"

I LIVE by the Word of God. IF other people DID THE SAME, there would certainly be less uproar in this world! BUT, that would also mean the time would NOT be so near, either, for Jesus' return...

INSTEAD, the whole world IS in an UPROAR, even the ground itself (and the mountain peaks, too), SHAKE in upheavals! Militant Islam butchers people; bombs blast; rifles fire; rockets explode. Bloody bodies lie in turbulent streets.

The United States is in a state of restless agitation. Disgruntled people everywhere. Hated. Greed. Bitterness. Even "Christians" backbite each other without a qualm. Crime are exploding. Protests are staged. While on the TV and Internet, yammering and arguments seethe. No peace! Plenty of strife. WHEN WILL ALL OF THIS END?

Along with all the roiling turmoil, God and His Word are mocked and scoffed. AND THEREIN LIES THE PROBLEM!

A satanic, antichrist spirit prevails. Oppression crushes one down. It's an unending battle to NOT become discouraged.

Evil is so strong on the earth, that it can actually be FELT. Many Christians, me included, SENSE this. It comes as a heavy distressing weight and a foreboding of approaching doom. I believe we FEEL this because the Tribulation period [that time of pressure, trouble and affliction] is soon to be truly manifest upon the earth.

ALL THAT KEEPS IT FROM FLOODING IN IS GOD'S RESTRAINING HOLY SPIRIT!

Several days ago, I had a fleeting impression [not a vision, not a thought], but a sense of KNOWING. The dividing line between dimensions appeared as thin as a piece of tissue paper. On the other side of that membrane, leathery entities sought to break through, beaks and wings battering the tissue, seeking access to our physical world. The membrane rippled, but did it not tear. The wicked beings could NOT gain access because the RESTRAINER held them back.

But as soon as the RESTRAINER is "taken out of the way", the membrane will rip, and that satanic horde of fallen angels will FLOOD the earth. IF WE THINK THE WORLD RIGHT NOW IS INSANE, CHAOTIC AND EVIL, WHEN THE RESTRAINER IS REMOVED, "ALL HELL" WILL CERTAINLY BREAK LOOSE.

My sense of impending doom is IN RELATION to that NIGHTMARISH spiritual reality. It's NOT here yet, but it IS indeed near. I BELIEVE GOD GAVE ME THAT IMPRESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ME SHARING A WATCHMAN'S WARNING.

All is NOT gloom and doom, however! The other side of the coin is THE JOY of KNOWING the Lord Jesus Christ. ONLY HE CAN SAVE US FROM THE JUDGMENTS WHICH ARE BEING PREPARED. Bible prophecy, concerning the end times, WILL INDEED be fulfilled. BUT ALSO JESUS WILL "KEEP HIS WORD OF PROMISE" TO A FAITHFUL, OBEDIENT AND TRUE CHURCH!

He said to us in the Words spoken to His disciples (during that private meeting in the Upper Room, just prior to His Crucifixion, Resurrection and the GIVING of "the Comforter", the Holy Spirit--in which His Church was birthed). He declared with all authority, to those FIRST ones to enter His Church:

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back to take you to be with Me, that you may also be where I am."~~John 14:1-3.

He also spoke a direct promise to the FAITHFUL Church of Philadelphia, who have only a little strength [are few in number], but who KEEP His Word and have NOT DENIED His name. He declares with authority:

"Because you have kept the word of My patience, I also will KEEP you FROM the HOUR of temptation, which shall come UPON ALL THE WORLD, to try them that DWELL UPON THE EARTH."~~Revelation 3:10.

TO BE KEPT FROM THE HOUR OF THAT TRIBULATION IS TO BE KEPT FROM THE TIME OF IT!

Jesus then revealed Himself personally to the Apostle Paul, and gave that man this FURTHER revelation. To Paul, Jesus declared with authority:

"For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words."--1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.

THE THOUGHT OF BEING IN THE TRIBULATION DOES NOT BRING A PERSON COMFORT. I just describe in detail what THE CURRENT WORLD FEEL LIKE, and it's NOT NICE. The TRIBULATION will be thousands of times WORSE. It is NO comforting thought!

These PROMISES are WHY, as the world becomes so dark and threatening, we Christians are able to LIFT OUR HEADS IN JOY. We KNOW our Lord is SO SOON to appear. We have His assurance that we will be WITH HIM in glory, VIA a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, BEFORE the judgments and wrath of God come upon the whole world to test them who dwell upon the earth.

We KNOW this time is near, by reading from 1 Thessalonians 5:3-6:

"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. But YOU, brethren [of the Church], are NOT in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: WE are NOT of the night, NOR of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober."

Yes, let us watch and be sober. WATCH for the SIGNS that indicate the time is near. Be sober so that we pay attention! WATCH! BE READY!

Our Lord indeed will arrive suddenly, quickly. We know NOT the day or the hour, but by the SIGNS (some of them which I shared above), we KNOW the hour is NEAR, and indeed could occur in the VERY NEXT INSTANT.

That's WHY, even in the midst of gloom, doom, atrocities, wickedness, insanity and bestiality, WE CAN LIFT OUR FACES IN JOY. Jesus HIMSELF gives us this HOPE and PEACE. And as we SEEK Him (when the weight of the world presses upon us), He buoys us up and gives us confidence in the very midst of darkness. I KNOW! He's done this countless times as I fulfill the task of Watchman.

Now, let's turn to the very LAST PROMISE recorded in the Bible, where we read:

"He [Jesus] which testifies these things SAYS, 'Surely, I come QUICKLY.' [And we reply] 'AMEN. EVEN SO, COME LORD JESUS.'"

That's why we can REJOICE as the world around us darkens, and while evildoers hold such sway.

I hope this message has UPLIFTED and STRENGTHENED you. It sure brought me up and away from a downcast spirit!

WE WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS! THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

JESUS, HIS WAY, WILL AND OUR ARK‏

I'll include two posts I shared today over on my Facebook.  Both point to the very necessary need for Jesus in our lives, especially in this very dark and uncertain hour.  My prayer is that these words point you to the One who really matters, our precious Lord Jesus Christ.  BE BLESSED as we await our BLESSED HOPE!


JESUS, HIS WAY AND WILL:

The government DOES NOT [AND CANNOT] provide for us. JESUS DOES.

Because accidents and disasters DO happen--the government DOES NOT [AND CANNOT] protect us. JESUS DOES.

Because sickness and infirmities DO happen--the government DOES NOT [AND CANNOT] heal and strengthen us. JESUS DOES.

The government DOES NOT [AND CANNOT] provide for true safety for us. JESUS DOES.

The government cannot legislate SIN AWAY, and CANNOT deliver us from the ravages of sin. JESUS DOES.

The government DOES NOT [AND CANNOT] give us true freedom. JESUS DOES.

Who would you rather have? The government or JESUS? The answer should be obvious!!!

The only course of the government should be to uphold laws for the benefit of mankind. THEY DON'T. THEY WANT CONTROL.

I'm so ready to see the glorious NEW HOME that Jesus GIVES to ALL of us who KNOW HIM PERSONALLY as Savior and Lord.

JESUS is NOT just a "religion".

Jesus IS a Resurrected Person, alive and glorious forevermore, and we have a special PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with Him. He sent us the GIFT of the Holy Spirit to lead us and direct us into all truth, and that according to the unchanging holy Word of God in the scriptures.

Jesus talks to us, leads and guides us, and gives us PEACE. And we talk to Him...through prayer and conversation...EVERYDAY! He gives us HOPE.

Give glory and honor to Jesus forever. He died so that we can live eternally in the presence of Almighty God!

There is NOTHING BETTER in this world, then having a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with the One Who created us and the world.

GET INTO THE ARK TODAY!

I just finished reading an article today, entitled: "AS THE DAYS OF NOAH WERE, 'PERFECT PICTURE OF TODAY'" by Joseph Chambers. As I read it, I recalled the lyrics of an old song, one I sang back in the 1970's:

"Come into the ARK, the sky grows dark, there's a storm called, 'God's Great Judgment Day'. From its fierce angry waves, in the ARK you'll be safe, come into the ARK today."

The time is NEAR! It is HERE! The SIGNS of "God's Great Judgment Day"--they appear all around us now. There's only ONE SURE WAY to be safe: IN JESUS CHRIST! Savior, Lord, Deliverer!!!!

HAVE YOU ASKED HIM TO FORGIVE YOU OF YOUR SINS???--(because ALL have sinned and fallen short of God's glory). Agree that you've sinned and tell Jesus about it. He's waiting to hear from you. He holds out His arms, eager to forgive you.

HAVE YOU OPENED THE DOOR TO YOUR HEART, and INVITED Jesus to come LIVE inside you, so that you will be BORN AGAIN??? Jesus SAYS in this end time hour: "Behold, I stand at the door [to your heart], and knock: if any one hear My voice, and OPEN the door [inviting Him in], I will come in to him [Jesus says], and sup with him, and he with Me."

Have you heard him knocking? Do you feel Him there asking you? IF YOU DO, DELAY NO LONGER IN ACCEPTING HIM. TIME IS SO SHORT NOW.

Having FAITH [which is full trust] in the blood of Jesus--which cleansed you of sin--is the ONLY WAY to be found in the ARK of Jesus, kept from the hour of God's judgment that will come upon the world.

May I be able to call you "brother" or "sister" when we meet that the great BEMA seat at the feet of our Redeeming Lord! JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY!!! His safety is exemplified in THE ARK.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

FALLING STARS & 7.7 EARTHQUAKE CREATES NEW ISLAND

FALLING STARS AND A NEW ISLAND APPEARS! (Current news, which I posted yesterday on my Facebook page).

We CANNOT DENY that the time of the end is here! Stars falling from heaven (fireball meteors) are being REPORTED every day, and increasing. Then we've just witnessed a strong 7.7 earthquake that CREATED A NEW ISLAND!!!!

This sounds like events right out of Revelation 6:12-13! Stars falling, mountains and islands moving out of their places! [NOTE: We are NOT yet in the Tribulation...just to make that clear.] But WHAT we see NOW surely WARNS us that the present world system is ON THE BRINK OF CHANGING from "the acceptable year of the Lord" and into "the day of vengeance of our God" as seen in Isaiah 61:2.

Jesus and His Church have proclaimed "the acceptable year of the Lord" for about 2000 years. Now, the world faces THE REST of that prophecy, held in check by a COMMA WITHIN THE TEXT (AND BY the hand of God) for all these years. Compare Luke 4:17-21 to Isaiah 61:1-2 and you will CLEARLY see the separation!

We stand at THE BRINK of this change! All it will take is the Rapture of the Church, and "the day of vengeance of our God" will be present on earth. Turn to Jesus NOW while the time is favorable. 2 Corinthians 6:2.

"(For He [God] says, 'I have heard you in a time ACCEPTED, and in the day of salvation have I succored you [aided and helped you]: behold, NOW is the ACCEPTED time; behold, NOW it is THE DAY OF SALVATION.'"

Do NOT delay. "The day of the vengeance of our God" is soon to occur. This is WHY we are seeing ALL THE WARNINGS. And most awesome and powerful warnings, at that!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS--Re: Tribulation's Length, Rev. 12, the Scroll

QUESTION:  Where does it say in the scriptures that the Tribulation is SEVEN YEARS long?

ANSWER: 
The Tribulation is SEVEN YEARS as set up in Daniel 9:24-27 as a series of weeks. The definition is NOT explicitly stated there, but digging into the meaning of the Hebrew, it IS "shabua"--a week of seven.

Seven what?

SEVEN YEARS!

It is a reference to the SABBATHS that Israel took in their land. Every SEVENTH year was to be set aside with no planting or tilling, so the land could have its rest. Then AFTER a series of SEVEN SEVENS (49, and then the 50th), Israel was supposed to celebrate the Jubilee, not planting or tilling in the 50th year, either.

Israel did NOT keep the Sabbaths for the land, and as a result, they spent SEVENTY years (a total of 490 years "worth" of NOT KEPT Sabbaths) in captivity in Babylon (where Daniel lived when he received the prophecy of the 70 weeks of years)  In that prophecy, Daniel was shown by God that yet another 490 years was determined upon Israel in God's plans.

Daniel KNEW the 70 year captivity (as prophesied by Jeremiah) was ending. Daniel 9:2. When he sought the face of God in prayer, he received the prophecy of the 70 weeks. 69 of those weeks (483 years--accurate to the very day) were fulfilled, and ended on the very day that Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (the only time He allowed the people to call Him King).  Jesus knew THIS DAY (see Luke 19:42). People in Israel proclaimed Jesus King, and the 69 weeks ENDED.

4 DAYS LATER THE SAME PEOPLE CALLED FOR JESUS' CRUCIFIXION AND HE WAS "CUT OFF" JUST LIKE DANIEL'S PROPHECY FORETOLD.

THAT LEAVES ONE MORE WEEK OF SEVEN YEARS TO BE FULFILLED IN GOD'S PLAN FOR ISRAEL. That WEEK begins with the covenant confirmed IN ISRAEL by the Antichrist, and that LAST week ENDS when Israel recognizes the ONE Whom they pierced (Zechariah 12:10-14)...and Jesus will return to RESCUE the believing remnant, and then establish the Millennial Kingdom upon the earth.



QUESTION:   Who is the woman of Revelation 12?  (Some people wrongly insist that she is the Church)

ANSWER:  
Woman of Revelation 12 is NOT the Church, she IS ISRAEL!
The CHURCH is a separate BODY in the eyes of God...the BODY OF CHRIST.  Israel and the Church are two different bodies in the plans of God.

Israel will be restored and redeemed AFTER the fulness of the Gentiles come into the Church. Romans 11:25 and Acts 15:14-16.

So therefore, the "woman" in Revelation 12 is NOT the Church, the called-out assembly, the ekklessia.


The "woman" of Revelation 12 IS "Israel" in the middle of "the time of Jacob's trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7) The sun, moon and stars is a reference back to the dream that Joseph had (in Genesis 37:9-11) concerning the family of Jacob/Israel. Thus God's word interprets itself!

Plus "the time of Jacob's trouble" lasts SEVEN YEARS (as shown above in answer to the first question). These SEVEN YEARS are defined in Daniel 9:27 as "the 70th week".

Isaiah 28:15-18 also refers to THE SAME TIME PERIOD. It BEGINS when Israel makes a "covenant of death" and an "agreement with hell" with the Antichrist which STARTS the 70th week (seven years). Because of this "death covenant" (as God sees it), Israel will be in the midst of the "overflowing scourge" and be "trodden down" by it.

That the Jews would reject Jesus and choose another was predicted in John 1:11--"He (Jesus) came unto His own (Israel) and His own received Him not." This prophecy was repeated by Jesus Himself in John 5:43--"I am come in My Father's name, and you (Israel) receive Me NOT: if another shall come (Antichrist) in his own name, him you WILL receive."

Thus Israel will fulfill the "covenant of death" and the "agreement with hell" as prophesied by Isaiah, which sets Daniel 9:27 into motion, starting the SEVEN YEAR Tribulation Period. It all ties together.  AND the scripture INTERPRETS itself!



QUESTION:  Doesn't the WRATH of God START at the opening of the SIXTH SEAL in Revelation 6?  (That's where the people SAY, "Hide us from the Wrath of the Lamb.")

ANSWER:  ALL the seals in Revelation 6 are "the Wrath of the Lamb."  To see that, we search the scriptures and find out HOW God DEFINES the scroll.  Two parallel passages are given in the Old Testament, and these prophecies DOVETAIL with THE SCROLL which is viewed in Revelation 6. 

The scroll is primarily the the TITLE DEAD to the earth.  In that deed are written THE DETAILS (the judgments) through which the TITLE HOLDER, Jesus, will function (as He takes possession of the earth--which is RIGHTFULLY HIS).  Through these details, the enemies (who USURP Jesus' claim to the planet) are judged and driven out of the land by Jesus.
We see FIRST of all, that the whole SEVEN YEARS IS THE WRATH of God.  As SIXTH SEAL is opened in Revelation 6:12-17, that's WHEN the world's leaders "acknowledge" that it is INDEED THE WRATH OF THE LAMB.  (That's WHEN their eyes are opened to the truth, so to speak.) It IS INDEED the WRATH OF THE LAMB, because Jesus HIMSELF is at the THRONE OF GOD in heaven.  Jesus (at the Throne of God) strips the SEALS from the scroll which sends out THESE horrific JUDGMENTS:  thus the SEALS are THE WRATH OF THE LAMB.  Plus, out of the SEVENTH seal, the Trumpet judgments emerge.  In addition, out of the SEVENTH trumpet, the pouring out of the Bowls emerge.  ALL the judgments (seals, trumpets AND bowls) are contained WITHIN that scroll. 

Looking back, we see in the first 4 seals, that 1/4 of the world's population dies (1.75 BILLION).  If that is not WRATH and JUDGMENT, then WHAT is it?

Furthermore, in Ezekiel and Zechariah WE SEE PARALLEL SCROLLS OF JUDGMENTS.

In Ezkiel 2:10, God defines the SCROLL (the FLYING ROLL of judgment) as written therein (front side and back side) with LAMENTATIONS, MOURNINGS AND WOE.  Zechariah 5:1-4 describes a FLYING ROLL (scroll) of judgment being sent out: it is the same size as the Holy of Holies (The Holy of Holies IS God's Throne, AND on earth that THRONE is "represented" by the Holy of Holies in the Jewish Temple). Zechariah's prophesied SCROLL is defined as "the CURSE that goes FORTH over THE WHOLE EARTH." Zechariah 5:3. The SCROLL of Revelation 6 (with its seals) is ALSO written on the front and back, and when Jesus opens it, a CURSE goes forth over the whole earth, starting with the rider on the white horse, the ANTICHRIST. The Antichrist, Himself, is WRATH from God sent by Jesus from God's Throne. THE ANTICHRIST IS PART OF THE WRATH OF GOD UPON THE WORLD.
I have just one more thought before I close this post:  Something may be quoted ACCURATELY from the scripture. But if it is MISAPPLIED, then even the 100% true word of God is MADE TO BE wrong! Remember that when considering the extensive field of Bible prophecy!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

EXHORTATION FOR THESE END TIMES

This exhortation was written in response to an article (several weeks ago) which said that Obama and his cohorts want to repeal the 22nd Amendment so that Obama can have a third term in office.  And I replied:

I think it "goes Obama's way" because we're at the very time of the end. Obama, with his "Anti-American" policies, is himself A JUDGMENT upon the United States from the hand of God. Furthermore, the world (including America) is destined FURTHER for the judgments of God which WILL HIT HARD under Antichrist in the Tribulation (a most intense time of tyranny).

That is NOT the only thing Obama is doing.  He's a human wrecking ball, placed into his position of power by "the elitists" who control him (those at the TOP of the Pyramid--as depicted on our one dollar bill).  Obama is in his place to TAKE DOWN the Constitution of the U.S.A. (that is: what's left of it which is NOT already in tatters!).  He's working hard on removing the 2nd Amendment and wants STIFF gun laws put into place.  (You see, they CAN'T CONTROL a populace that is ARMED!)  They also want control of the Middle East (that bugaboo of violence and a roiling pot of Islamic and Jewish ideologies).  Gaining control in the Middle East, and setting up their BANKING HOUSES, they will HAVE THE OIL and ALL THE MONEY that flows WITH that OIL).  You see, those at the TOP of the Pyramid are the ones who are REALLY running "the world's show" RIGHT NOW (and have been for centuries) as they seek every day to bring the world nearer to their envisioned New World Order:  the One World Government (Region #1--headed by "the New Atlantis"--the reformed U.S.A.--and its "king"--one of 10 who are to come, according to the plans of THE CLUB OF ROME), the One World Economy (with a brand new currency--the dollar TOSSED into the trash can), and the One World Religion (headed by the Papacy out of the Vatican, but including every Babylonian form of religion there is, also called the New Age Movement).  The New World Order will be a Antichrist "paradise" of "enlightened humans" in cahoots with the "old gods" (like the ones that were present at the Tower of Babel).  Paradise on earth???  NO!!!  It will be flat out HELL ON EARTH!!!  ...For the prophesied "seven years" that we call the Tribulation.

I don't want to be here for that!  I don't supposed you want to be here either. 

Because Amos 5:18-20 states, "Woe unto you that desire THE DAY OF THE LORD! [the "indignation", the fierce wrath of God, "THE Tribulation--the Great One"...all SEVEN years of it!]  To what end is it for you?  THE DAY OF THE LORD is darkness, and NOT light.  [With troubles and frustrations]...As if a man did FLEE from a lion, and a bear MET him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on a wall ["Whew! I escaped that one!"], AND a serpent BIT him.  Shall not THE DAY OF THE LORD be darkness, and NOT light?  Even VERY DARK, and NO brightness in it?"

Jesus says in Luke 4:19--[that He IS come, A GIFT of God, the GRACE of God]..."To preach the ACCEPTABLE YEAR of the Lord."..."And He closed the book [Isaiah], ending His statement at a COMMA which has now lasted around 2000 years!

The next phrase in that passage is found in Isaiah 61:2 (the second phrase in that verse)..."AND THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD."

Jesus did NOT speak that particular phrase at His first coming, because VENGEANCE was NOT part of His mission then.  But IN the events of His Second Coming, VENGEANCE "will be" the PRIMARY PART of His mission.  That COMMA has separated the ACCEPTABLE YEAR of the Lord FROM the DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD, and has DONE SO for the entire dispensation [administration] of the Church.  YES THERE IS A DISPENSATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD, IN THE CHURCH!  Ephesians 3:2 and Colossians 1:25-27--WHICH IS CHRIST IN US, THE HOPE OF GLORY!

WHEN does Jesus bring for THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD?  When the Church RECEIVES REST from its work!

2 Thessalonians 1:7-8--"And to you [Church] who are troubled REST WITH US [the Apostles], WHEN [at that time] the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels [See all of Revelation 6 to 19 for that time], in FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE UPON THEM that KNOW NOT God, and OBEY NOT the gospel of our Lord Jesus."

That takes care of the VENGEANCE and WHEN it will occur. 

Rest assured...the Church is NOT appointed to that time:  Romans 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10, and Revelation 3:10 [the promise to a TRUE, FAITHFUL and HOLY Church, MADE that way through HOLDING FAST TO THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF THE WORD OF GOD--which includes Ephesians 2:8-10].

"For by GRACE [in the dispensation/administration of grace] are you SAVED through FAITH; and that NOT of yourselves [not fleshly-effort, but by the POWER of the Holy Spirit]:  IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD [grace, again].  NOT of works, lest any man should boast.  [But we DO INDEED have works ordained by God for us to walk in them!]  For we ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS [by His anointing] unto good works, which God has BEFORE ORDAINED that we should walk in them."  [In other words, we DO the WORKS ordained by God as we abide IN JESUS, and RELY upon the POWER of the Holy Spirit Who dwells in us.]

As we see the world grow darker and more wicked as the planned New World Order approaches, the GOOD NEWS for "Born Again" Christians is that this world is NOT our home--our true citizenship is in heaven with Jesus. Another facet of GOOD NEWS is that "Born Again" Christians are NOT APPOINTED to the WRATH of God, but will be delivered FROM such wrath by the Rapture, when Jesus CALLS HIS OWN to "COME UP HERE"--to dwell with Him in our promised MANSIONS, while THE INDIGNATION is poured out upon these who do not love God and who have rejected the Gospel message.  Isaiah 26:19-20, Zephaniah 2:2-3,  Malachi 3:16-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8. Revelation 4:1 (a Rapture type and symbol).  There's also these passages showing a Church RETURNING WITH JESUS after the Tribulation period is over:  Zechariah 14:5 (the last phrase in that verse), Jude 14, and Revelation 19:14 (a Church with the very same white garments given to it in Revelation 19:7-8).

TIME IS SO SHORT NOW...the iniquity upon the earth is FULL and rampant...and God is going to judge it. But for true Christians who trust in Jesus, LOOK UP, OUR REDEMPTION IS NEAR.



ALSO NOTE--I don't think any one can pinpoint exactly WHO the Antichrist will be on this side of the Rapture! The man will be revealed AFTER the Church is gone.

That said, I do believe America has been warned and warned by God--through internal attack of enemie
s (9-11), extreme storms, economic downturn after downturn, and falling over that fiscal cliff (several times actually--which "they" pretended to avoid through shenanigans and politicking). We see "them" ignore and mock the Constitution, too. So many warnings are in front of us--and STILL the people go blindly on AS IF this is nothing, and "they" expect the country to be restored to what it used to be.  NOT HAPPENING, FOLKS! 

Sorry, about that, but I DON'T EXPECT a recovery.

The nation will go on like it has for decades on end, each year worsening, until the populace cries out for a "savior".  I feel like I'm living in "The Twilight Zone" right now!!!  

How can people be so blind?  They're so busy celebrating, partying, buying and selling, being entertained (See Luke 17:26-30)...and on and on it goes...just as if there's NO END in sight???  I SEE THE END--AND IT'S COMING FASTER THAN A RUNAWAY FREIGHT TRAIN. Why can't others SEE it, too?


Oh, yes!  I KNOW THE ANSWER!  Politicians (who lie) TELL the people that we just "avoided the cliff". These LYING leaders promise: "Better days are coming." Democrats and Republicans keep up THE CHARADE that's been played for decades:   liberals against conservatives, left against right, white against black, Christians against progressives, over and over.  And WHILE all this happens, the New World Order is being set up, inch by inch--and NOW, it's mile by mile--AND a tyranny which will bring unspeakable evils is on the VERY HORIZON.

God is mocked. The Bible is scorned. Evolution is believed. And a glorious "new age" is on the horizon--that is, IF "they" can silence and eliminate the "sticks-in-the-mud" that oppose what "they" do!  Oh, that's right!  The "sticks-in-the-mud" are MUCH WORSE than that!  We are RADICALS, FANATICS and TERRORISTS!  [I also can see guillotines on the horizon--killing as prophesied in Revelation 13:15 and Revelation 20:4.]  This won't happen to the BLOOD-BOUGHT Body of Christ, the Church, the ekklessia, the called-out assembly.  [BUT it WILL happen to those poor souls who are NOT READY,  who GET LEFT BEHIND, who find themselves living Amos 5:19, and then REPENT and ACCEPT Jesus--after it's TOO LATE TO ENTER THE CHURCH.]

HERE'S THE ONLY POSSIBLE ANSWERS, and I believe it must come on AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

Where do WE EACH stand with God? Are we FOR Him--or AGAINST Him? Have we ACCEPTED Jesus as personal Savior and Lord? Do we BELIEVE God will take care of us as He promised to do in His Word? (In this perilous time, we MUST have our focus upon what God tells us in His Word.) Do we ABHOR evils like abortion and same sex marriages LIKE God ABHORS them, or do we float along with society and say, "If it's okay with "them", it's okay with me"? Do we COMPROMISE on every hand, or STAND on what God decrees--where ARE we? Do we SUPPORT Israel, the "apple of God's eye"--or do we GO ALONG with the flow--and LET "antisemitism" darken our hearts? Do we REALLY believe Jesus is coming soon? And ARE we ready???

The END IS upon us! There's NO doubt about that! Jesus IS coming, and it will be sudden--and is ALWAYS imminent (at any time). That is our BLESSED HOPE.

However, we don't know "how much" TROUBLE, SUFFERING, POVERTY or PERSECUTION may hit us before the Rapture!!! We MUST be prepared in our hearts with God's provision declared in His Word...because IF we are NOT strong in His Word in this hour, we may suffer severely for it.

And those who are weak in their WORD LIFE (who know or understand VERY LITTLE about the Bible) must be closely UNITED to THOSE OF US who have studied the Bible extensively and who hear directly from God by His Spirit. Therefore, we can stand together IN FAITH and HELP each other as the days grow darker. AND SINCE GOD IS WITH US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?

HERE'S SOMETHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT:  What IS the judgment that must BEGIN at the house of God?
1 Peter 4:17--"For the time is come that judgment must BEGIN at the house of God: and if it first BEGIN at us, what shall THE END be of them that obey NOT the gospel of God?"

In this hour--that is ONE serious verse!!!

What does it mean?

ONE: We'd bett
er discern "the intents" of our own hearts, and honestly, in THE LIGHT of what God says in His Word. We must DISCERN (within us) what is right and what is wrong--and if there's WRONG in us, REPENT.

That's what it means:  TO JUDGE our own selves according to the standard of the Word and to then ALIGN ourselves WITH what God proclaims. It is A DEEP repentance AND a WILLINGNESS to follow what God says. NOT our own opinions. NOT what society says. NOT what a politician declares. BUT WHAT GOD SAYS!!!


Thank God, we have the shed blood of Jesus. By our faith in Him we are justified (declared not guilty) AND we're righteous. Romans 5:1 and 2 Corinthians 5:21. The foundation of our cleansing and being made WHOLE--into a "new creature"--lies IN the sacrifice Jesus made FOR US.

But we DO sin and fall short, even still, because our flesh STILL HAS that sin nature resident in us. So what is the answer for that??? CONFESSION. Admitting we "blew it". 1 John 1:9--"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness."

So we must WALK in a "day by day" confession and cleansing, so that our righteous garments are NOT spotted and blemished with THE DIRT of our own sinful flesh and THE CORRUPTION from the world around us.

TWO: We look at the letters to the Churches in the book of Revelation (chapters two and three). Jesus points out various errors in five these Churches and gives the call to REPENT. If there is NO repentance, there IS a consequence. (I believe this is where the TRUE BELIEVERS in the Churches are separated from the ones who "are Christian in name only", and who only give "lip service to God" while their hearts "remain far" from Him.

Jesus calls for repentance of (1) "losing our first love"; (2) from mixing Christian doctrines with a worldly view (as Balaam did--the two can't be mixed); (3) from letting false religions BLEND with Bible doctrine and for believing in "the lies" of the Jezebel (a false prophetess in the Church--a picture of the Papal system and its MYSTERY RELIGION falsehoods); (4) from being DEAD (think of the "Pharisees" for this one).  Being DEAD is to be OUTWARDLY "religious" with NO LIFE of the Holy Spirit inside, and NO BORN AGAIN condition of the heart; (5) and from being LUKEWARM (compromised, apostasized, apathetic, self-satisfied, self-sufficient, feeling rich and in need of nothing).

Jesus says to REPENT of ALL these things (if they are in our lives). To repent is to TURN AWAY from those errors, and to embrace Jesus, and the TRUTH in God's Word. WE ARE TO "AGAPE" JESUS--LOVING HIM WITH THE LOVE HIS "GIVES US" TO LOVE WITH...  WE ARE TO LOVE OTHERS UNCONDITIONALLY--"WITH THE LOVE [Agape] OF JESUS"...  IN LOVING JESUS [WITH AGAPE] WE FOLLOW HIM, WE HEAR HIS VOICE, AND WE'LL NOT WANDER AWAY.

To recognize where we fall short, and repent, IS to JUDGE "our own actions" by the STANDARD of God's Word, and once we JUDGE anything be out of God's WILL, we turn away from it. Judgment MUST begin at the house of God!

If we do NOT repent, GOD HIMSELF will judge! Those who "are Christian in name only" will be cast into the Tribulation--and that is HOW the TRUE in the Church will be separated from the FALSE.

Judgment will begin at the house of God--and then the full WRATH of God will be poured out against all Christ rejectors during the Tribulation.

This is a SERIOUS TIME in which we live. A time to consider our walk with Jesus and to make sure we are TRULY FOR HIM.

I'm NOT trying to be HARSH with this exhortation. But I AM PASSIONATE. I see huge troubles coming. We MUST be prepared as God works in each of our lives.

This statement is NOT intended to promote fear. Far from it. I pray that it cause a sense of DETERMINATION and ZEAL for God and ACTIVE HEART FAITH so that we WALK in the THE WAY He has provided through His Holy Word.

IN JESUS!  THIS IS THE "ONLY WAY" IN WHICH WE CAN FACE THIS END TIME WORLD. Seek Jesus NOW with all of our hearts. PRAY. DON'T BE AFRAID. PREPARE (especially spiritually; plus physically and materially as the Lord shows each of us).

AND PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Keep looking up, for our redemption draws near.

And nurture THE BLESSED HOPE of the soon appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God bless you. (And pray with me, "Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus")

Let us all be ready WHEN He comes...He is coming shortly!

Monday, September 16, 2013

END TIME SIGNS, BURGEONING, INCREASING

SIGNS ON THE EARTH (like a huge increase in VOLCANOES), and from the heavens (like when LIGHTNING hit the Vatican when Pope Benedict XVI officially resigned--remember that???)

Luke 21:11--Jesus said, (giving the signs of the end) "And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and FEARFUL SIGHTS AND GREAT SIGNS SHALL THERE BE FROM HEAVEN."

Luke 21:25--Jesus said, (giving more signs of the end) "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring."

END TIME EVENTS DO NOT NEED TO BE "SENSATIONALIZED" OR "HYPED"--THEY ARE HERE AND THEY SPEAK, LOUD AND CLEAR:

JESUS IS COMING SOON (believe it or not).

I don't need "to imagine" any "worse things" happening upon the world's scene... Every day the news TEEMS with SIGNS which point to the soon appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. It's right in our faces and it's NOT anyone's imagination:

Distress of nations, love of many waxing cold (how can people abuse their children or elders or ANY of the HELPLESS--yet they do), violence (murders, rapes, cannibal attacks, craziness, shootings in theaters and schools, the Boston Marathon bombings, shooters on a spree TODAY--Sept 16, 2013--in a Navy yard in D.C.), wars and rumors of wars (especially in the Middle East, with the EXACT nations prophesied NOW in place to fulfill what God declared thousands of years ago), volcanoes (like have never fired off in such numbers before--the last I've heard--around 60 [or more] eruptions so far this year), meteors and fireballs, close fly-bys of asteroids, false teachers and false prophets, extreme and abnormal weather, the corruption of society and iniquity abounding--that reads exactly like what's recorded in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (and in my 69 years, I've never seen such societal decay and upheaval as there is right now), new diseases and pestilences, the sea and the waves roaring, increasing persecution (especially in predominently Muslim countries, beheadings and atrocities too horrible to mention), days increasingly like those before the Flood in Noah's Days, and in the days of Lot (like what occurred in Sodom and Gomorrah--no need to elaborate for we KNOW what that entailed), then add to all these the earthquakes (which Jesus said would be occurring in diverse places--and they are)...flooding in Colorado, wildfires all over the western U.S., extreme cold, extreme heat, flooding or drought, violent tornadoes, downpours of rains, and lightning storms of increasing power and discharge...on and on it goes.

Jesus said that when we see ALL these things BEGIN to come to pass, then look up and lift up our heads, because our redemption (the receiving of our glorified bodies--as expressed in Romans 8:23) DRAWS NEAR (the Rapture of the Church is IMMINENT).

The days we see NOW are NOTHING like what has occurred in the past. There's just too many SIGNS showing up ALL at once. They're overwhelming manifestations in this hour that PROVES the truth of God's Word. JESUS TRULY IS COMING SOON.

This generation, those who were alive WHEN Israel was reborn as a nation (1948) shall NOT pass UNTIL ALL the events involved in the Second Coming of Jesus comes to pass--which starts with the promised Rapture of the Church, and that Rapture is IMMINENT.

A BRIEF REVIEW OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED FROM 2008 TO NOW--IN 2013 (if I pursued research and made a complete list, it would be pages and pages long (like the lists of massive animal deaths that we see from time to time).

I've been wanting to draw up a list of "huge" events, naming them year by year. I'll see how many things that I can remember "off the top of my head":

I could start in 2008 with the economic meltdown and the election of Barack Obama.

You see, I was a "Watchman" who had watched carefully through the 70's, 80's and 90's, and who had thought Jesus was coming at ANY TIME...by what I could SEE happening in the world (especially at the time of the Yom Kippur War in 1973). But after 2000 came and passed, I stopped watching--for a season, because I started to figure that I'd be a "really old lady" before Jesus finally returned to TRANSLATE His Church, AND give to me what I had "heard Him promise" PERSONALLY to me in 1973--to be alive at the Rapture.

In 2008, I knew we had entered the FINAL HOURS!

In 2009, I lost all my political enthusiasm and activism--because NO MATTER how hard the American people protested, Obamacare passed anyway--and THROUGH THE ACT of such "an obvious" unconstitutional and deceptive method!

2010 brought the massive earthquake in Haiti, the Gulf Oil disaster, and the massive Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland (remember the grounded airliners?)----by recalling things impromptu like this, I think I'm forgetting something of equal importance.

2011 brought "Snowmageddon" in Washington, D.C. (I believe)--the Groundhog day blizzard; the 8.8 Magnitude earthquake in Conception, Chile in February; the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake also in February; the terrific 9.0 earthquake in Japan on March 11, WITH the engulfing tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear reactor blow-up and meltdown; in the Middle East "Arab Spring" began and escalated; a huge tornado ravaged Tuscaloosa, Alabama; a massive EF-5 tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri; Hurricane Irene in August; another earthquake in New Zealand in September of 7.1 Magnitude; an early and heavy snow on Halloween; (plus the craziness over Comet Elenin--who could forget that?--it taught us to be more discerning of what we see posted). On New Year's Eve, the mass animal die-offs began catching attention and obviously accelerated into 2012.

2012--the year of the Mayan calendar bru-haha. Massive deaths of animals continued; wildfires scorched Colorado; a terrific drought scorched the American Midwest; -- (and I know I'm forgetting many events).... Let's see: There were wars in the Middle East that drew much attention. Obama began signing laws and regulations (like NDAA), most of them by EO, in which control can be established over the American people by the government. Cannibalistic attacks began popping up all over. The shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, the Northeast. Then there was the attack on the Embassy in Benghazi on September 11, 2012--eleven years after the main 9/11. The re-election of Obama soon followed, (and "I think" the man will be the last U.S. President--my opinion). A shooting in a mall at Christmas shopping-time in Portland, Oregon. Then the atrocious Sandy Hook school shooting. The government quickly moved, following the shooting, to take "guns rights" away from the American people.

As I come to 2013, there's been so much happening on a daily basis that I cannot keep abreast of all of it! The PANstarrs comet; a massive meteor exploded over Russia; the closest fly-by of an asteroid ever detected; huge earthquakes all around the Pacific Ring of fire; 55 volcanic eruptions, so far, this year; more tallies of the massive deaths of animals; the bombing at the Boston Marathon; a flu pandemic in China; a big earthquake in Iran; wars and rumors of war on a daily basis; 5 major crimes surfacing in the Obama Administration to be investigated; the EF-F tornado that leveled Moore, Oklahoma;  massive wildfires in the western U.S. (19 firefighters killed in an Arizona conflagration, Sun Valley, Idaho burns and the Yosemite rim, California runs rampant); WARM DRUMS in the Middle East--a planned retaliation upon Syria's Assad for reportedly using chemical weapon against his own people (crisis ONGOING with Isaiah 17/Psalm 83 at the brink), Russia's Putin becoming involved (Gog/Magog rising), Obama looking weak and an embarrassment to the U.S. (just like the wimpy protest also described in Ezekiel 38-39 concerning the "young lions of Tarshish) and the list will go on and on--until, at last, Jesus will come to receive His own to Himself and take us to those mansions in His Father's house....

After the Rapture, "all hell" will break loose on this planet! Bible prophecies--written about end time wars, the Tribulation, the arrival of Antichrist and fallen angels will be fulfilled, just like God has declared in His Word.

TIME GROWS SHORTER AS EACH DAY PASSES. THERE'S LITTLE TIME IN WHICH TO MAKE SURE ONE IS RIGHT WITH GOD THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS. GET RIGHT NOW!

Repent, and trust in the shed blood of Jesus, which cleanses from ALL sin, and THROUGH WHICH God will JUSTIFY--declaring the believer "NOT GUILTY" when He sees the blood of His Son--in which the person has placed full confidence.

Jesus says, I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE; no one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6.

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12.

THE DOOR IS OPEN VIA TO THE ARK--VIA SALVATION IN JESUS--NOW.  SOON THE DOOR WILL CLOSE, WITH THOSE NOT READY, STANDING OUTSIDE, CRYING TO BE LET IN.

BE READY!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

OBAMA, THE BEAR AND A WILY COYOTE (A Middle East Update)

MIDDLE EAST CRISIS UPDATE (a commentary from the September 10, 2013 journal entry of Sharon Moles)

After a very long day on the computer (Sept. 9), reading and digesting all the latest developments in the Middle East--especially concerning Syria, the United States and Russia--I finally got to spend some time in prayer, and then went to bed.

After a quiet and very peaceful night's rest, I awakened, which interrupted a pleasant, bucolic dream: I must have been IN the wonderful world of the Millennium. My family and I were near a clear, gurgling stream, surrounded by lush vegetation and towering trees. What stood out were the pets we had: a black bear and a bushy coyote. I didn't seek them out. They befriended me. That's the kind of a dream that makes one NOT WANT TO wake up. Why the bear and coyote???...I don't know.

Whoops, maybe I do know! Yesterday, the Russian leader proposed a potential solution to Syria and the chemical weapons issue. Russia is a bear. Who was the coyote? Kerry, of course. LOL.

Of course, in my dream, the two animals were pets, my friends, representing of the PERFECT PEACE that will come when Jesus sets His Kingdom on the earth for 1000 beautiful years under His peace and righteousness.

(I don't expect to see Putin or Kerry there...unless God performs a stupendous miracle.)

After breakfast, I sat down to my journal...and NOW for what I wrote (concerning all the news that unfolded yesterday). THIS IS THE REASON FOR THE POST--(I threw in the "Millennium dream" because I feel we all DESIRE that time WHEN Jesus will reign on the earth, and when creation will be restored to the perfection it was BEFORE mankind's fall in to sin).

UPDATE ON WHAT OCCURRED IN THE GEOPOLITICAL MANEUVERING CONCERNING THE CRISIS IN SYRIA:

We know the details: Obama and Kerry were getting ready TO FORCE a United States strike on Syria and their chemical weapons. Of course, such a bombing would create a much larger, and violent, war in the region (perhaps THE catalyst that would have sparked the Isaiah 17/Psalm 83 War). The surrounding enemies of Israel were poised to strike Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, should the U.S. hit Syria. We realize what the outcome of that would have been (the a-fore mentioned wars).

Well, Kerry got up to make a big speech in support of the U.S. bombing of Syria. In the middle of his presentation, responding to a question from a reporter, Kerry declared that if Syria turned over ALL of its chemical weapons to an International committee, then a U.S. strike could be averted. Kerry also said that he didn't think such an agreement would ever occur.

I HAVE HUGE DOUBTS ABOUT THE SO-CALLED "SLIP OF KERRY'S TONGUE". I think this was all contrived in advance as they put on a "great" SHOW for the American public. Obama needed to back off an "unwanted" strike upon Syria. Obama needed to "save face" over his "red line" statements. THIS FEELS SO STAGED!

Low and behold! Russia's Putin, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, stepped right up to the plate. (How convenient...after coming off a G-20 meeting--which Obama attended, too--over the weekend!). The Russians contacted Syria's Bashar al Assad, and wow! The Syrians agreed to the proposal that "just slipped" from Kerry's mouth. (I smell a rat! Oh, that's right! This was a wily COYOTE, not a rat! LOL.)

The crux of the issue: Obama was let off the hook concerning his "red line" statement. BUT, OBAMA LOOKS LIKE A BUMBLING FOOL! PUTIN LOOKS LIKE A "GENIUS" HERO! War was averted...

AT LEAST, TEMPORARILY!

EXCEPT: How can anyone trust Russia to help Syria TURN OVER those chemical weapons? For goodness sake! Russia SUPPLIES Syria with all the weapons they need in their battle against the Rebels (aka Al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood...WHOM Obama supports in this war).

Sure (sarcastically), Putin will make certain that Syria gives those weapons to an International authority!!! Oh, yes! I also believe the moon is made of green cheese. HAH! HAH!

I think Russia will get their greedy mitts on Assad's chemical weapons, which formerly belonged to Saddam Hussein of Iraq. Those infamous WMD's of the Bush era. Remember those???

But this is NOT ALL! The world's major powers are striving for CONTROL of the OIL, plus the shipping supply routes concerning that OIL. Iran, Russia and China want to RUIN the U.S. PETRODOLLAR! They seek to sell OIL with a different currency than the U.S. dollar. The International Bankers do NOT want that to happen!!! The U.S., aligned with SAUDI ARABIA, want to MAINTAIN the PETRODOLLAR, and control ALL the oil in the Middle East. Also, Israel is under the U.S. wing, at the moment, concerning the oil--plus vast deposits of natural gas and petroleum has been found in Israel! THUS: THIS IS THE REASON FOR THE CHARADE, THE POSTURING, THE WAR DRUMS, AND THE THREATS TO THE REGION!

It's all for THE LOVE of money, the CONTROL and THE POWER that all these involved nations seek. WAR WILL INDEED BE FOUGHT IN THE MIDDLE EAST BECAUSE OF THESE MOTIVES. That's what is prophesied in Isaiah 17, Psalm 83, Obadiah, Jeremiah 49, and Ezekiel 38-39. At THE END of these horrific wars, the Antichrist will step onto the world stage, confirm a "false peace" and start the seven years (Daniel's 70th week--Daniel 9:27) of Tribulation on the earth. After that, Jesus WILL come to set up His reign in Israel upon the Throne of David, as promised by God.

The Church will be Raptured BEFORE the all-out "sudden destruction" convulses the world into a time of such trouble that has NEVER been witnessed in all the annals of history!

Jeremiah 6:14--"They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly [not totally], saying, 'Peace, peace'; when there is NO peace."

1 Thessalonians 5:3-4--"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. BUT YOU, BRETHREN, are NOT in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief."

WE'RE HERE, FOLKS! KEEP LOOKING UP...BECAUSE JESUS IS INDEED COMING QUICKLY.

WAR DRUMS AND CHICANERY‏

I WROTE THE FOLLOWING YESTERDAY (September 9, 2013) TO ANSWER A QUESTION POSED BY ONE OF MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS.

The question: "What do you make of the 'sudden and different tangent' (concerning a U.S. strike on Syria) that has occurred? How do you see it Prophetically speaking? opinion, of course."

My reply: I see this "sudden and different tangent" as a brief reprieve...a little more time for more people to be able to repent and seek the Lord. God is longsuffering and merciful, not wanting any to perish, but for people come to eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.

I also see the United States being put into a dangerous place...with enemies and radicals more emboldened to do what they want (either to us or to our allies--like Israel.)

Plus, because we've weakened our stand with Israel, then judgment consequences will fall upon us, according to what is written in Genesis 12:3.

Prophecy also shows that when the Gog/Magog Invasion occurs against Israel, THE "YOUNG LIONS OF TARSHISH" (the U.S.--plus other western nations) will sit by weakly and ask: "HAVE YOU COME TO TAKE A SPOIL (oil)? HAVE YOU COME TO TAKE A PREY? TO CARRY AWAY SILVER AND GOLD, TO TAKE CATTLE AND GOODS, TO TAKE A GREAT SPOIL (oil)?"~~Ezekiel 38:13.

I see the United States coming into that IMPOTENT position (by an "everybody let's get along together" ideology, producing a weak diplomacy), even right now.

I think all these possibilities apply.

PLUS: When they say "peace and safety", "peace and security", they will reap "sudden destruction" instead.

I see an American "Chamberlain" in Obama and Congress, while the radicals (exactly like Hitler did) make war--and take more and more control, which will surely lead to another Israeli Holocaust--WITH GOD RISING UP THIS TIME TO DEFEND HIS PEOPLE. Because Israel WILL be fully restored and redeemed, just like Bible prophecy declares. Jesus WILL set His Throne in Israel on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem!

Friday, August 30, 2013

SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: LONG DAY OF JOSHUA, etc

CATACLYSMS THROUGHOUT THE AGES OF THE PRESENT WORLD SYSTEM

Geological records, AND the Bible--BOTH offer ample proof of an earth in UPHEAVAL, when earthquakes rent the crust, volcanoes darkened the sky with their explosions of gases and ash, and when GREAT SIGHTS and FEARFUL SIGNS appeared in the heavens.  The last book of the Bible, Revelation, records when these massive events will occur again, descriptions which have their parallels in the prophecies of the Old Testament.

Modern day scientists offer REASONS for the geological strata, saying these features were formed over the course of BILLIONS of years.  To which I always reply:  "How do you know?  Were you there when these 'so-called' events happened?" 

Likewise, they offer intellectual explanations for the current rash of earthquakes, volcanoes, asteroids and meteors; some of those explanations border on the ridiculous.  They'll say everything, and anything, to avoid reckoning with what God has disclosed in His Word.  They say, "The Bible is a book of myths."  I would counter them, "YOUR 'myths' MUST be swallowed by the blind, the utterly foolish and the Biblically illiterate."

If I were working in chronological order, I’d begin this article with a treatise on the GREAT FLOOD in the days of Noah.  I'd follow that with a paragraph concerning the earth being DIVIDED in the days of Peleg.  I’d also make note of the judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah, which was caused by a rain of brimstone and fire from heaven.  Next, I'd provide a detailed account of the plagues which fell upon Egypt at the time of the Exodus (that story offers an excellent TYPE for what's going to happen to the earth in the time of the Tribulation: Moses, the Deliverer; Pharaoh, the "Antichrist"; and terrible plagues--the likes of which WILL occur again).  PLUS, DURING THE PLAGUES OF EXODUS, THERE WERE GREAT AND FEARFUL SIGNS FROM THE HEAVENS (thunder and hail, with fire that ran along upon the ground, darkness that could be FELT--AND LATER, THERE CAME THE PILLAR OF FIRE BY NIGHT AND THE CLOUD BY DAY, just a few examples).  Further along, in the book of Numbers, we find the story of the earth cracking open in a pit of fire to swallow Korah and his group of rebels. 

The book of Joshua records the story of AN UPHEAVAL that took place when Joshua led the children of Israel--as they drove out their enemies and took possession of the Promised Land. (By the way, it took Joshua and his armies SEVEN YEARS to cleanse the Promised Land of it's many devilish enemies.  Those enemies were various categories of giants, more of the Nephilim, which had returned--like it was in the days before the Flood.)  If any of you are familiar with TYPES, this story from Joshua is another which parallels what will later be seen in the book of Revelation!  The book of Joshua offers the record of a strange event that happened about 50 years AFTER the Exodus.  I'll turn to that scripture now...


THE LONG DAY OF JOSHUA--A TIME WHEN THE SUN STOOD STILL IN THE SKY

Many people agree that there’s not many years left of the present world system.  We expect the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church at any split-instant NOW.  Then about seven years later the present world system will be replaced by "the Promised Land" of the Millennium.  (Perhaps MORE then SEVEN YEARS will go by first--IF the Rapture occurs WELL BEFORE "the confirmation of the covenant" by the Antichrist--which STARTS those "final" SEVEN YEARS).  IN that terrible period of God's judgment, God's enemies will be driven from the earth (and many of those enemies will be "a return" of fallen angels and Nephilim).  At THE END of the Tribulation, Jesus will set His feet on the Mount of Olives--at the height of a horrific battle known as Armageddon.

Before we turn to Joshua, let’s see what’s written in Zechariah 14:2-3, which speaks of the approaching Tribulation period and the final battle at Armageddon.  I'll use Zechariah's prophecy as "a springboard" for the discussion that follows.

God declares, “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem TO BATTLE; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.  THEN shall the Lord go forth, and FIGHT against those nations, as WHEN He fought in THE DAY OF BATTLE.”--Zechariah 14:2-3

In those verses, we can see a span of time, and it covers a period of when Jerusalem is surrounded by enemy armies.  Houses will be plundered, women raped, and half of the city will go into captivity (meaning into EXILE).  The remnant in Israel will escape annihilation by fleeing to the wilderness.  Matthew 24:15-22.  Revelation 12:13-17.  This prophecy covers "a time-frame" from the Abomination of Desolation until THE END of the Great Tribulation.  During that time when Jerusalem is being trampled by Gentile armies (the legions of Antichrist), the Lord HIMSELF shall go forth--and He will FIGHT AGAINST those nations LIKE HE FOUGHT IN THE DAY OF BATTLE.

AT WHAT TIME did the Lord FIGHT for Israel in A DAY OF BATTLE?  The Word of God answers that question.

Zechariah’s prophecy takes us back to a strange incident when Israel battled in the days of Joshua.  God had told them to drive the pagan and idolatrous enemies (including giant Nephilim) from the Promised Land--so that the children of Israel could possess it.  They were following God’s commands, yet there were times when it seemed as if the enemy kings would gain the advantage.  Such a situation occurred in Joshua 10.

To set the stage:  Five kings of the Amorites (giants--see Numbers 13:32-33, concerning size of Canaan's occupants) put up quite a resistance, making war against Joshua and his men.  The five enemy kings--Adonizedac of Jerusalem, Hohan of Hebron, Piram of Jarmuth, Japhia of Lachish and Debir of Eglon--set out to strike a town called Gibeon.  The enemy kings had turned against Gibeon because that town had made PEACE with the children of Israel.  (However, Gibeon had DECEIVED Joshua in their plea for continued existence, striking a bargain ONLY in order to avoid the same disaster which had annihilated Jericho and Ai.)  When the five enemy kings moved in to attack the town, the leaders in Gibeon sent word to Joshua, asking that he and his warriors move quickly to save them.

[In that scenario, we see a sad fact:  for any enemy who DARES to make peace with Israel, there’s "a price" to pay.  THE REMAINDER of Israel’s enemies TURN UPON those who "sign the peace agreement".  That same tactic happens in TODAY'S controversy against Jerusalem.  For instance, Sadat of Egypt made peace with Israel and was assassinated for his effort.  Things have NOT changed all that much from the days of Joshua.]

As Joshua moved forward to the battle, the Lord spoke to him saying, “Fear them not: for I have delivered them [the five kings] into your hand; there shall not a man of them stand before Me.”  Joshua 10:8.

Joshua and his men went up from Gilgal all night into the battle.  In Joshua 10:10-14, we see "the events", AND we see "something profound" as well.  THE LORD FOUGHT “IN THE DAY OF BATTLE” FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.  And HOW did He fight?  Let’s look at the scripture:

“And the Lord discomfited [made an uproar, raged against and destroyed] them before [the onslaught] of Israel, and [the Lord slew] them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and CHASED THEM along the way that goes up to Beth-horan, and SMOTE them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah.

(YES, THE LORD FOUGHT...BUT STILL, "HOW" DID HE FIGHT?)

“And it came to pass, as they [the kings] fled from before Israel, and were going down to Beth-horan, that THE LORD CAST DOWN GREAT STONES FROM HEAVEN UPON THEM unto Azekah, and THEY DIED:  they were MORE of them which DIED WITH THE HAILSTONES than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.

“Then spoke Joshua to the Lord in THE DAY when the Lord DELIVERED up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he [Joshua] said in the SIGHT of Israel, ‘SUN, STAND THOU STILL upon Gibeon; and THOU, MOON [stand still] in the valley of Ajalon.’

“AND THE SUN STOOD STILL, AND THE MOON STAYED, UNTIL THE PEOPLE HAD AVENGED THEMSELVES UPON THEIR ENEMIES.  Is not this written in the book of Jasher?  SO THE SUN STOOD STILL IN THE MIDST OF HEAVEN, AND HASTED NOT TO GO DOWN ABOUT A WHOLE DAY.

“And there was NO DAY like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man:  FOR THE LORD FOUGHT FOR ISRAEL.”

In Zechariah, we noted how the Lord prophesied that He will AGAIN fight for Israel during end time battles, and in the TRIBULATION--"LIKE HE DID" IN THE DAY OF BATTLE.  That DAY OF BATTLE occurred, AT FIRST, in this incident in Joshua.  What was it that really happened?

THERE WAS A MAJOR “SIGHT” AND “SIGN” IN THE HEAVENS!  Scripture declares that THE SUN STOOD STILL for a WHOLE DAY.  The MOON did likewise.  Not only that, but GREAT STONES fell from heaven.  More of the enemies DIED from the HAILSTONES than died from the sword wielded by Israel!  (It also seems that THE HAIL was selective, as if aimed by the arm of God.  NONE of Israel were listed as killed--JUST THE ENEMIES!)  Such a thing will happen again in the Tribulation!
 

***BEFORE I continue, showing what WILL INDEED occur in the Tribulation, I'll share another portion of scripture, from Isaiah 28:14-22.  This section of prophecy also makes note of the event that occurred at the time of Joshua.  It's very interesting HOW the scripture INTERTWINES and CONFIRMS itself.  Yes, indeed, the Word CONFIRMS itself--as Isaiah 28:9-13 ALSO SHOWS.  I'll quote from it right now:

"Whom shall He [God] TEACH KNOWLEDGE?  And whom shall He make to UNDERSTAND DOCTRINE?"  [The answer is this]--"Them that are WEANED FROM THE MILK, and drawn from the breasts [no longer sucking on milk].  FOR PRECEPT MUST BE UPON PRECEPT, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT; LINE UPON LINE, LINE UPON LINE; HERE A LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE [one place in scripture revealing A LITTLE--another place in the scripture revealing a LITTLE BIT MORE]:  for with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to His people.  To whom He said, 'This is the rest wherewith you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing:  YET THEY WOULD NOT HEAR.'"

God places a BIT of DOCTRINE in ONE place of His Word, and then CONFIRMS IT, EXPANDING UPON IT, in OTHER places of the Word, many times over.  The wise SEARCH out the matter--and they run TO AND FRO through the scriptures, SEEKING to know EXACTLY WHAT God indeed proclaims.  Sadly, few do this, and therefore, God adds "YET THEY WOULD NOT HEAR".  So I continue this article by referring to yet another place where the STRANGE EVENT that happened in the LONG DAY OF JOSHUA is confirmed.  It ALSO will TIE into a FUTURE TIME when God will FIGHT for His people, Israel, as "WHEN He fought in the day of battle"--confirming BOTH Joshua 10:10-14 and Zechariah 14:3.

Isaiah 28:14-22:

Verse 14--"Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, you scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem."

Israel, the MAJORITY of them, have NOT the ears to hear THE TRUTH of the Lord.  We see this in John 5:43, spoken by Jesus:  "I am come in My Father's name, and you receive Me not:  IF ANOTHER SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME, HIM YOU WILL RECEIVE."  Yes, Israel WILL RECEIVE one, as prophesied in Daniel 9:27--"And he shall CONFIRM the covenant with many for one week [which is SEVEN YEARS--the Tribulation]."  This very COVENANT is WHAT the remaining verses in Isaiah 28:15-22 disclose (speaking of the arrival of Antichrist, and the suffering that man will bring):

Isaiah 28:15--"BECAUSE YOU [Israel] HAVE SAID, 'We have made A COVENANT with death ["with death" is GOD'S VIEWPOINT here, not Israel's], and with hell we are at agreement [again God's viewpoint of the COVENANT that Israel will make with the Antichrist], when the OVERFLOWING SCOURGE [the Tribulation] shall pass through, it shall NOT come unto us [Israel THINKS that they'll have "peace" via that covenant instead]:  for we have made LIES our refuge, and UNDER FALSEHOOD we have hid ourselves:'" [Again, this is God's viewpoint--since Israel will NOT see "that covenant" as Antichrist's LIES and FALSEHOOD when they make it with him]:"

God now CLEARLY SAYS unto Israel in Isaiah 28:16--"Therefore thus saith the Lord God, 'Behold, I lay in Zion for A FOUNDATION a stone, a tried stone, A PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE, A SURE FOUNDATION:  he that believes shall not make haste." 

[God is pointing to Jesus here, the TRUE MESSIAH, but sadly, most of Israel will NOT be excited about Him.  Instead, they have made that COVENANT with the one who "comes in his own name", the Antichrist.]

The prophecy continues in Isaiah 28:17, what God NOW declares is THE RESULT of Israel NOT searching out the Word (as seen in verses 9-13) and for NOT being excited about the PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE--Jesus--(in verse 16):

"Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet [both tools of measurement]:  and THE HAIL shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place..."

[Hail-- that's a reference "the falling of meteors" in the Tribulation.  The water overflowing the hiding place--is seen in Revelation 12:15.  There, the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood, trying to destroy Israel as the remnant flees to their hiding place in Petra.  We also see, later in that passage, HOW the earth will crack open in an earthquake to swallow the flood.  Mighty signs and earth upheavals.]

Isaiah 18-20--God says to Israel:  "And your covenant WITH DEATH shall be disannulled [cancelled], and your agreement WITH HELL shall NOT stand; when the overflowing scourge [the Tribulation] shall pass through, THEN YOU SHALL BE TRODDEN DOWN BY IT.  From the time that it goes forth it shall take you:  for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night:  and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.  For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it:  and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it." 

[Have you ever slept in a bed that's too little?  Have you ever had a blanket NOT large enough to cover you?  Then you can sense the discomfort and frustration to come in the Tribulation!  The prophet, Amos 5:18-20, ECHOES that thought, concerning the Tribulation--a terrible time of trouble, specifically in Amos 5:19--"As if a man did FLEE from a lion, and a bear MET him; or went into the house, and leaned on the wall, and a serpent BIT him."  That man would THINK, "Whew! I'm safe!", and then WHAM, he gets caught!  There's plenty of discomfort, frustration and NO PLACE TO HIDE in that DAY OF THE LORD.  Who would desire to be IN that time???--as Amos asks.]

BELOW, IS THE VERSE I WANT YOU TO NOTICE.  IT POINTS US RIGHT BACK TO THE EVENTS OF "JOSHUA'S LONG DAY", AS WELL AS FOCUSES AHEAD TO WHAT WILL COME DURING "THE TRIBULATION":

Isaiah 28:21--"For the Lord shall RISE UP as in Mount Perazim, HE SHALL BE WROTH [ANGRY] AS IN THE VALLEY OF GIBEON, that He [God] may do HIS WORK, HIS STRANGE WORK; and bring to pass HIS ACT, HIS STRANGE ACT."

Yes, it was a STRANGE WORK and a STRANGE ACT as God fought for Israel, as IN THE DAY OF BATTLE--at Gibeon.  Remember, Gibeon is the SAME PLACE that Joshua's LONG DAY occurred.  There, God caused METEORITES to fall and STONE Israel's enemies.  He perturbed the earth in such a way that the sun and the moon appeared to stand still.  He will work this way AGAIN during the "overflowing scourge" of the Tribulation!

Isaiah 28:22 concludes what I want to show through this passage--"Now therefore be ye NOT MOCKERS, lest your bands be made strong:  for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts [the God of His armies] a CONSUMPTION, even DETERMINED upon THE WHOLE EARTH."--[Which speaks of the upcoming Tribulation]

[A "consumption" means "a completion"--like what we see in Daniel 7:27, which says, "even until the consummation" (the end), "and THAT DETERMINED" (what is decided by God, and written) "shall be poured upon the desolate"--who is the Antichrist.  Here in Isaiah's parallel passage, the "completion" and "consumption" is SHOWN to come upon the ENTIRE EARTH.]


***SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS AND UPON THE EARTH--"The earth will be removed from its place and will rock to and fro.": 

Isaiah 13:13--"Therefore I will SHAKE THE HEAVENS; and the earth shall REMOVE OUT OR HER PLACE [be shifted off its axis, be moved from its usual orbit], in THE WRATH of the Lord of hosts, and in THE DAY of His FIERCE ANGER."

Do you ever consider what will happen to the crust of the earth, the oceans, and the winds, when the earth is "shaken" and "removed" [moved] in such a violent manner?  Many MEGA earthquakes.  SUPER volcano eruptions that will darken the air, TURNING the sun into sackcloth--and the moon into a ghastly blood red.  Towering tsunamis which will scour coastlands, wiping them clean.  Plus devastating wind, like seen in Jeremiah 30:23--"Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind" in the "fierce anger of the Lord"!


***The earth shall be utterly broken down and reel to and fro like a drunkard:

Isaiah 24:19-21--"The earth is utterly BROKEN DOWN, the earth is clean DISSOLVED, the earth is MOVED EXCEEDINGLY.  The earth shall REEL TO AND FRO LIKE A DRUNKARD, and shall be REMOVED like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall not rise again.  And it shall come to pass in THAT DAY, that the Lord shall punish THE HOST OF THE HIGH ONES THAT ARE ON HIGH, and THE KINGS of the earth upon the earth."

The earth will be utterly BROKEN DOWN.  Think of earthquakes, cracks opening in the crust, and sinkholes.  The earth is clean DISSOLVED.  Think of the mountains melted as wax with rivers of molten rock--lava.  The earth is MOVED EXCEEDINGLY, reeling TO AND FRO like a drunkard.  Think of a spinning top which has been disrupted, so that it wobbles on its axis and travels in an eccentric orbit.  The earth is REMOVED like a cottage.  Removed comes from a Hebrew word that means SHAKING or TOSSING the head, and WANDERING--again terms which describe an earth wobbling on its axis and wandering from its usual orbit.  [I truly feel these activities will RETURN the earth to the position it had BEFORE the cataclysm of the flood--which placed it into its CURRENT axis position, and which also created the seasons and increased the days of the year (a lengthening of its orbit which produced a year of 365 1/4 days).  AFTER the Tribulation, the climate will be returned to as it was BEFORE the flood, and the days in a year will return to 360 (the number used in the most ancient calendars).]

In the mighty JUDGMENT and DESTRUCTION that shall come from God, the HOSTS OF THE HIGH ONES THAT ARE ONE HIGH will be affected.  Therefore, the judgment will strike Satan, his fallen angels--and the Nephilim they have created.  Like it was in the days of Noah!!! 

The mighty JUDGMENT and DESTRUCTION that shall come from God WILL ALSO fall upon THE KINGS of the earth upon the earth.  Therefore, the judgment will fall upon THE NEW WORLD ORDER, with its TEN kings who rule over the TEN economic regions on earth.  This judgment will also include "the leader" of Mystery Babylon in Rome, along with the Antichrist with his False Prophet--men who will be IN CAHOOTS with the HIGH ONES from on high. 

[I feel this is WHY Daniel's prophecy (Daniel 2:41-43) declares that the TEN toes, which are PART iron and PART miry clay, shall NOT cleave to one another.  The Antichrist's government will CONSIST of TEN toes of iron which are MIXED with miry clay (describing a situation in which THE MEN who lead the TEN economic regions will BLEND "their power" with that of WICKED ANGELS (which modern men call "space aliens").  This evil alliance will be judged in that terrible time of the Tribulation--when evil is FULLY manifested upon the earth.  I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO BE HERE FOR ALL THAT DESOLATION!  AND, AS A BORN-AGAIN MEMBER OF CHRIST'S BODY, I WILL "NOT" BE HERE!!!]


***FURTHER PARALLEL PASSAGES--In the Tribulation, something INDEED will occur to "the length of the days".  This is a PARALLEL to the sun standing still upon Gibeon, and the moon standing still in the valley of Ajalon (what we looked at in the LONG DAY OF JOSHUA): 

Revelation 8:12--"And the fourth angel sounded [the Trumpet], and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them were darkened, and THE DAY shone NOT for a third part of it, and THE NIGHT LIKEWISE [shone NOT for a third part of it]."

The language in that prophecy SEEMS to indicate something MORE than just the heavenly bodies being OBSCURED by dust and darkness (although that is most likely included, too, considering the massive amount of smoke in the air from volcanic activity and/or bombs). 

The language we see here STATES that THE DAY and THE NIGHT did "not" SHINE for a THIRD PART of them.  This indicates "a shortening" of the usual LENGTH of a day and night--for them to "NOT shine" (or be present) as they usually are.  The DAYTIME and NIGHTTIME hours did NOT SHINE for a third part of what we see as "the normal day".  IS THAT MAKING ANY SENSE? 

Then "what" would "cause" the DAY and the NIGHT to NOT shine for a third part?  Answer:  the usual TWELVE hours of DAYTIME, and of the NIGHTTIME, too, were shortened by ONE THIRD, to become EIGHT hours of DAYTIME and EIGHT hours of NIGHTTIME--and thus the usual TWENTY-FOUR hour day would be SHORTENED to a time-frame of SIXTEEN hours.

[I've had people OBJECT to this reasoning, saying, "The earth would NOT survive such UPHEAVAL."  Think of it!  In order for a DAY and NIGHT to be shortened by ONE THIRD, then the earth would need to SPEED up its rate of ROTATION.  Such movement would drastically effect the air and the oceans, plus create terrific strain upon the crust.  Winds could whip.  Tsunamis would roar.  Earthquakes and volcanoes would heave and vomit.   BUT ISN'T THAT SOME OT THE EXACT IMAGERY WE READ ABOUT IN BIBLE PROPHECY?  Plus, God remains in control.  For instance, GOD CONTROLLED the upheaval of the great flood in Noah's day--and the earth survived to see other millennia!  Another factor to consider is THIS--Jesus said the days would be shortened in Matthew 24:22.  Could it be possible that this is THE WAY that THE DAYS are shortened?  As with ALL conjecture BEFORE prophecies actually become fulfilled--I'm NOT BEING DOGMATIC.  I just suggest possibilities.]     


***During the Tribulation, meteors will fall: 

[Some people say that the "hailstones" or "stars" which fall from heaven will be "fiery bombs" dropped during end times' wars--and that "might" be true.  However, IN the Old Testament, where "hailstones" fell from heaven, mingled with FIRE, bombs--like we have in today's world--did NOT exist.  God SENT and CONTROLLED those judgments.  He TOOK AIM at "the enemies" of His people with such missiles, and HIS PEOPLE were NOT hit by that hail, or burning rocks!  I tend to compare scripture to scripture when offering explanation of what's happening.  According to what we saw in Zechariah, God will AGAIN fight for Israel JUST LIKE He did in the past.  So WHEN the scriptures describe "hailstones", great burning "mountains" and "stars" that fall from the sky, I tend see "meteor showers (with fire)" and much larger "burning rocks"--commonly known as "asteroids".  Time will tell what's really so--as the prophecies are fulfilled.]

Here's prophecies, from the book of Revelation, showing what I believe are falling meteors and asteroids:

Revelation 6:13--"And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind". 

Revelation 8:7--"The first angel sounded [the Trumpet], and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth:  and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up."   

Revelation 8:8--"And the second angel sounded [the Trumpet], and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea:  and the third part of the sea became blood.". 

Revelation 8:10--"And the third angel sounded [the Trumpet], and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; and the name of the star was Wormwood [the Greek "apsinthos"--meaning "bitterness" and "calamity"; also, it's the root of "Absinthe"--which is a green liqueur made from a plant called wormwood--which has the flavor of licorice, and which is a poison that causes drowsiness, stupor and death IF INGESTED in large quantities]:  and the third part of the waters BECAME WORMWOOD; and many men DIED of the waters, because they were made bitter." 

Revelation 16:21--"And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent [100 pounds]:  and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."  [And this FINAL hail will be AIMED at "the enemies"--at the Antichrist's henchmen and followers.] 


***Returning to what occurred in the time of Joshua:

To any scoffer, the story of “the long day of Joshua” sounds as preposterous as “the worldwide Flood.”  But modern computer science has MUTED the scoffers voices--if they'd only pay attention!!! 

Computer technology has developed PROGRAMS which can count the days BACKWARDS in time--using the clockwork movements of the sun, moon and stars.  Something profound was INDEED DISCOVERED.  There IS ACTUALLY one day MISSING in the counting of time!  WHY?  Because, FOR ABSOLUTELY SURE, the sun and the moon DID STAND STILL--just as it’s written in the scripture!!!

What kind of planetary and solar system dynamics CAUSED such an effect upon the earth and upon Israel’s enemies?  What kind of astronomical event could have PRODUCED those SIGHTS AND SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS?

There were GREAT STONES which fell from the sky.  They’re also called HAILSTONES, but these are obviously NOT the kind of hail “ composed of ice” that falls during the usually WET thunderstorms.  THIS HAIL came out of the sky IN CONJUNCTION WITH a heavenly "upheaval and shaking" that CAUSED the sun and the moon to APPEAR to stand still in the sky.  Somehow, something (Who we know is God) caused the earth to gyrate, rolling upon its axis, to create such an effect.  The STONES which came WITH that event had to have been asteroids or meteors from the heavens being shaken as is also described in Isaiah's prophecy--and in Hebrews 12:25-27.

"Whose voice [God's] then SHOOK the earth:  but now He has promised, saying, 'Yet once more I shake not the earth only, BUT ALSO HEAVEN'.  And this word, 'Yet once more'. signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which CANNOT be shaken may remain."

In the coming Tribulation judgments, the things that are made by men, and Antichrist, in cahoots with the devil, will be SHAKEN and they WILL FALL, leaving those things that CANNOT BE SHAKEN (who are God's people that TRUST in Him].

According to "astrophysics", which are "the dynamics" and "laws" of outer space, when another large planet or heavenly body moves close to the earth, it will drag along meteors, comets, revolving satellites and other space debris (or PUSH those things in front of itself as it draws nearer and nearer to the earth).  The electro-gravitational effect from a close encounter with another heavenly body will CAUSE other symptoms, too.  The earth will rock and tilt (reeling to and fro like a drunkard, gyrating and wobbling upon its axis).  In the case of THE LONG DAY OF JOSHUA, the sun and the moon appeared to STAND STILL for TWENTY-FOUR hours as the earth wobbled and danced in place!  THAT'S NOTHING TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD WHO CONTROLS SUCH THINGS!

I’ve read an article by a Christian author which suggests that the earth CANNOT tip, tilt, or rock to and fro--being subjected to such titanic forces.  Why?  The man said that major tsunamis and hurricane force winds would LEVEL every structure upon the earth’s surface should the planet be perturbed like that--and EVERYTHING would PERISH.  Yet Revelation 16:20 declares that during the paroxysms of the Tribulation, islands will FLEE AWAY (or sink), and mountains shall not be found (because they fall flat).  AND there WILL BE SURVIVORS, "righteous" people who put their trust in Jesus (the remnant of Israel, and also of Gentile nations), who will ENTER the "promised Millennium".

Yes, a mighty upheaval happened at the time of Joshua--as God fought for Israel THEN, and VERIFIED by Zechariah 14:3.  What happened in the long day of Joshua was NOT an Extinction Level Event!
 
Furthermore, as it is with the "Flood legends" (seen in the WRITINGS from pagan tribes), there’s also the SAME KIND of "legends" which line-up with the Joshua story.  Indeed there were other civilizations who WROTE DOWN what THEY SAW in the same time-frame.  They, too, report a LONG DAY.  On the OPPOSITE SIDE of the earth, other ancient people wrote that they experienced a LONG NIGHT.  There are also stories of extended DAWNS and DUSKS in existence.  These testimonies from OTHER PEOPLES transpired at the SAME TIME in which Joshua--and the children of Israel--lived through their LONG DAY.  It's additional proof of the validity of scripture, and I find it fascinating!  It re-emphasizes HOW THE LORD fought for Israel IN THE DAY OF BATTLE.

A time like this WILL HAPPEN AGAIN--during that period called THE DAY OF THE LORD (the TRIBULATION).  That's WHAT the prophecies SAY!

We're living in the time when BIRTH PANGS indicate that the Tribulation draws is near.  What is prophesied is soon to transpire....

Like Enoch escaped the great Flood in the days of Noah by being RAPTURED, so also the TRUE CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST will be Raptured, BEFORE the cataclysmic events of the Tribulation.  WE MUST BE READY!  We've NO IDEA of how many days we may still have.  TURN TO JESUS--trust in His blood that was shed for you--have FAITH in Him, rely upon Him.  That way, you can be assured that you'll NOT see even one day of the WRATH of God in the "great day of His vengeance (the Tribulation)".

God is RIGHTEOUS, JUST and TRUE.  He's soon to perform great and mighty SUPERNATURAL works AS He fights against ALL the enemies who oppose Him!  God's WILL is to be done upon the earth, JUST LIKE IT IS IN HEAVEN.

HE IS MIGHTY AND HE IS TO BE GLORIFIED AND PRAISED.