Pentecost – the Latter Rain

This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, which actually occurs May 29-30th this year. But, what is so special about Pentecost? Last year I posted about it and I will include some of it here.

feasts of the LordGod has provided many signs to alert us to the times we are living in and not the least of these alerts are seven yearly feasts known as the Feasts of the Lord. They outline the plan of salvation and they also act as a prophetic calendar which are a rehearsal of God’s end time plan. It consists of 12 thirty-day months and every 13 Continue reading

Your Home is not this World

I wrote this message in March of 2018 and it bears repeating –

“This song’s message needs to be heard by the Church.

(Lord, I’m Coming Home, by Day of Eternity, YouTube)

As I wrote in Preparation for the Battle Ahead, there is no victory in this end-time battle for the lukewarm. Churches that have surrendered to the world’s standards will not be able to stand for Christ in the battles ahead. Those that do not preach the word of God to sinners will not stand with Christ. They will instead be given a “spirit of strong delusion”, so they cannot receive the truth of God.

“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thes. 2:10-12

This is not my declaration – it is what God Himself is saying. I am saying that 2018 is going to usher in this truth more than in former years. We had better all strive to be more righteous than ever before. The Golden Rule had better become a guideline for our treatment of others. We had better begin honoring the true God of Creation like never before and I can tell you as a retired teacher of science and math that the doctrine of Evolution is a false doctrine. It is a deception designed by the devil to destroy faith in God.

In these last days God promised to send a ‘latter rain’ of the Holy Spirit and many in the Church are awaiting it but, they are forgetting an important truth. It will be like the ‘former rain’, only stronger! And this is what John the Baptist said about the former rain –

“John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. – Luke 3:16

Christians often forget ‘the fire’ part of the promise but God does not! Fire cleanses and purifies and God intends to have a bride for His Son that is spotless and pure. John goes on to declare –

“His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.” – Luke 3:17

hillsong easterMany in the Church have ‘chaff’ in their lives and their pastors are not preaching a message that calls them to repentance. Hill Song church concerts that hype emotions with lights and fireworks but never mention sin because that would be too negative will not prepare you for the days ahead. Jesus has a message for all such churches –

And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire … – Rev. 3:14-18

These churches look at the Church of Jesus Christ as another ‘big business’ and use CEO tactics to grow it – forsaking the truth if it gets in the way of their plans.

The time is late and God is loosing patience with those churches and they are about to have their ‘Lamp stand’ removed –

“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lamp-stand from its place—unless you repent.” – Rev. 2:5

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The Return of Elijah

then and nowThis blog is dedicated to the prophetic words of the Bible and God’s servants, the prophets, both ancient and modern. And there is one prophetic word that has always been dear to me, it is the prophesy about the coming of Elijah before the coming of the Lord.

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” – Mal. 4:5, 6 Continue reading

Separating the Goats from the Sheep

mustard-seedAs Jesus opened His ministry, He read from the prophet Isaiah –

The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” – Luke 4:18, 19

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The Clock is Ticking

earthquake riseJesus predicted in the last days we would see ‘great earthquakes’ in various places (Luke 21:11) . Great earthquakes are described as those of magnitude 8.0 and above. NBC News reported –

“The annual number of “great” earthquakes nearly tripled over the last decade, providing a reminder to Americans that unruptured faults like those in the northwest United States might be due for a Big One.

Between 2004 and 2014, 18 earthquakes with magnitudes of 8.0 or more rattled subduction zones around the globe. That’s an increase of 265 percent over the average rate of the previous century, which saw 71 great quakes, according to a report to the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America this week in Vancouver, British Columbia.” – Science News, NBC News  Continue reading

The Time is Short

The prophet Isaiah speaks a message to our generation –

Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?” – Isa. 40:21

God has been speaking in heavenly signs.

brmIt appears that the memory of Christians is short, or should I say ‘short-circuited’ by the digital age we live in. It was just five years ago that God sent a message to us in the heavens – the message of four blood red moons occurring on sacred feast days of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles. This was only the eighth time that has happened since Jesus was hanging on the cross at Passover. In the Bible, the number eight means something new is about to happen. While this message has many truths embedded in it, most of all it warns of Jesus, the Passover Lamb, coming back to Tabernacle with His people. These four blood red moons happened in 2014 and 2015.

Virgo 3Then immediately following in 2016 the planet Jupiter, which is known as the King Planet or Messiah Planet, entered the womb of the constellation Virgo, where it went into retrograde motion for 42 weeks minus a day, which is the normal gestation period for a human birth. It then left Virgo on the 23rd of September, 2017 to head for the constellation Taurus, or Shur in Hebrew. All the planets of our solar system were lined up under Virgo on that day for the first time in 6000 years, according to NASA. This fulfilled the Revelation 12 prophesy for the first time in history.

“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: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” – Rev. 12:1, 2

taurus_mars_jupiterSeven years later Jupiter will meet the planet Mars between the horns of Taurus August 13th, 2024. The Hebrew name for Taurus is Shur, which means the coming Judge and the Hebrew name for Mars is Ma-adim or the Son of Man. The constellation Taurus contains a star cluster named the Pleiades which means the Congregation. So the prophetic meaning of this conjunction is “The Son of Man comes with His Congregation to Judge”.

Now consider this. This is more information than the three wise men had concerning the first birth of Jesus, the King. God wants to make sure we get the message, and there have been even more heavenly signs as well! Does the seven year time period from Virgo to Taurus represent the coming of the Antichrist?

Now we see signs on the earth among men as well. There is a strong group of people united to bring about a one world government. They no longer hide their intentions as they have openly called for all the world to be vaccinated with an identification included and they say openly that no one can buy or sell without it. Several states are already moving forward with some sort of tracking and surveillance programs . Bill Gates is satelite surveilancefunding a company that will launch 50 satellites to cover the earth with instant surveillance and with GPS technology be able to track every human being. Google and Facebook are also offering their services for this tracking. Facebook has just announced the formation of an “oversight board” which will judge if the information you enter is acceptable or not. The problem is that this so-called oversight board is packed with anti-
Christian, anti-conservative people, and Muslim Brotherhood proponents.

Facebook announced the creation of an international “Oversight Board” — packed with leftists and those with ties to globalist George Soros — and which will wield massive power to judge what is acceptable free speech. One of the four co-chairs former prime minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt declared she “does not believe in eternal life, salvation or heaven and hell,” according to the publication Kristligt Dagblad. Thorning-Schmidt is virulently anti-Trump. She recently indicated on Twitter that she wishes Barack Obama were still president of the United States.

When you consider how world-wide Google and Facebook are, it is easy to understand that they are being used as tools to set up the one world government of the Antichrist. As I wrote in 2020 The Decade of Signs, these happenings plus the heavenly signs God is showing should sound a wake-up call to all Christians – the time is short!

The Day is Approaching

american flagIn my article titled The Loss of Freedom I wrote about the assault against truth and justice that we are currently facing. It is nothing but an assault by the devil and his false messiah, the Antichrist. Jesus said “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) but the devil knows nothing of the truth because he is a liar and the father of lies. But, without truth, there will be no freedom. And Jesus said “My word is truth!”. But we have rejected Him and His words! This Covid19 pandemic is showing us how quickly our freedom can be taken away and once lost it will be very hard to recover. The word of God is the truth and if we follow it, we will be free! But, what does the word say to us during this crisis? Continue reading

A Pandemic of Fear

Well, I’m 83 years old now and wondering if I’ll be here to see the Lord’s return? The Covid19 virus seems to be engineered to take care of that problem for me as old people are especially vulnerable – or so they say. And society seems to be coming up with different ways to help take old people out of the picture as well.

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The Lord’s Coming

End TimesI wrote in a previous article about the signs of Jesus’ coming and I wish to further comment on this. When commenting on His coming, I said –

“Jesus said immediately after the tribulation of those days, we would see His sign in the heavens. He earlier described this tribulation as being the greatest the world had ever seen.”

Now the question on everyone’s mind is when is the Rapture, is it “pre-trib” or “mid-trib” or “post-trib”? In the previous article alluded to above, I question the “pre-trib” theory because it is after the great tribulation that the coming of the Son of Man on the clouds and His angels being sent to gather the elect occurs. But, there are other Scriptures to consider as well. For example who is with the Lord when He comes?

“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” – Rev. 19:11-16

Jude writes –

“Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,” – Jude 14

And Paul writes –

“so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.” – 1 Thes. 3:13

The word translated ‘saints’ is hagios, which means most holy thing, or a saint. But Jesus said –

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.” – Matt. 25:31

Taking all these Scriptures together it seems that when Jesus comes, He comes with both His angels and His saints. But, doesn’t this mean the saints must have been raptured prior to His coming? Or it could mean the saints are raptured at His coming. There is another Scripture which explains this dilemma. When Paul was being transported as a prisoner to Rome, certain disciples heard of it and they came out meet Paul and escort him into Rome.

“And from there, when the brethren heard about us, they came to meet (apantesis) us as far as Appii Forum and Three Inns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.” – Acts 28:15

This same word apantesis is only used in one other verse, the rapture verse –

“Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet (apantesis) the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” – 1 Thes. 4:17

So, when the rapture happens, we will rise to meet the Lord in the air and return with Him to judge the nations.

Also, in the Revelation verses above I began with, Jesus’ robes were dipped in blood when He rode forth, why? I believe there is an aspect of Jesus’ second coming that few think about, it is called the Sheepfold of Bozrah deliverance. In Revelation 12 the woman, Israel, is driven into the wilderness by the Antichrist where she is given a place of refuge for 3½ years. Here we will have the prophetic fulfillment of Micah 2:12 and Isaiah 63:1-6.

“I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people. The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head.” – Micah 2:12,13

“Who is this who comes from Edom, With dyed garments from Bozrah, This One who is glorious in His apparel, Traveling in the greatness of His strength?—“I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress? “I have trodden the winepress alone, And from the peoples no one was with Me. For I have trodden them in My anger, And trampled them in My fury; Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, And I have stained all My robes. For the day of vengeance is in My heart, And the year of My redeemed has come. I looked, but there was no one to help, And I wondered That there was no one to uphold; Therefore My own arm brought salvation for Me; And My own fury, it sustained Me. I have trodden down the peoples in My anger, Made them drunk in My fury, And brought down their strength to the earth.” – Isa. 63:1-6

Little DipperThis prophesy is also foretold in the heavens by the Little Dipper, which is called in Hebrew the lessor sheepfold and the North Star (Pole Star) is the shepherd who breaks the wall and leads the sheep out. Israel goes into the wilderness as Jacob but comes out as the remnant of Israel.

Traditionally Bozrah is a hilly place in Edom, which is south of the Dead Sea, and it was known for its sheepfolds. Is this the place in the wilderness that Israel escapes to from the presence of the Antichrist? It seems so. The sheep were placed in walled in enclosures made of stones for the night time. In the morning the shepherd would come and break down the rock walls to lead them out. In this case the night will last 3½ years, the time of the tribulation. At the end of that time One who “speaks in righteousness and is mighty to save” will come to break them out of their sheepfold. He will be alone, no saints and no angels and He will get blood on His garments. After this He will proceed to Armageddon where He will judge the Antichrist.

It appears that the rapture will take place somewhere between His coming to Bozrah and His meeting the armies of Antichrist at Armageddon. While I am not dogmatic on this, I do want to take into account all the Scriptures have to say about the Lord’s second coming. It would match the Scripture that says “to the Jew first and then to the Gentile” (Rom. 1:16)

I pray this will encourage you to study the Scriptures on the Lord’s coming and to be ready for no one knows exactly when He will come, just that He is coming.

Signs of His Coming

Jesu coming on a cloudThere are many teachings about the Lord’s return, some are true and some are twisted to gain followers. Here is what Jesus said –

Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” – Matt. 24:29-31

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