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I recently received a comment on one of my posts.  These days, I’m both cautious and suspicious of much.  (I am especially suspicious of people promoting themselves or their products!)  However, to be fair, I decided to read through the comment and I prayed for discernment, as to whether or  not to approve it.  I did decide to approve it, and have copied and pasted it to the end of this post as well.

After reading through the comment, and checking out some of the content on Jeff’s site, I felt it would be worth buying a PDF copy of his book.  (I am a real spendthrift, so that says a lot!   Thankfully, since I am such a ‘cheapskate’, it was only $5.00!)

I have to admit, I am not schooled in linguistics, nor do I have the vocabulary or experience that pertains to such things.  I am, so far, finding the book hard to follow–on a purely logical level.  In other words, a lot of the time it is ‘as clear as mud’ to me.

However, some manner of understanding is bypassing all that difficulty, and I think I am ‘getting’ what he is trying to say!  It is as if that ‘mud’ has somehow opened my eyes to an even deeper way of seeing things.

Furthermore, along those same lines, I feel like God is really revealing some specific, prophetic things to me.  Just as I have not been able to figure out how to rephrase what Jeff is trying to convey in his book, I am not able to break down how I am coming to understand the things (in prophetic passages in the Bible) that I am now understanding (as a result of the book).

My goodness, I hope my writing is not going to continue to be as hard to interpret as what I’ve said so far today . . . !

At any rate, I am publishing this [comment] as a background to how I came to the understanding of some things that I believe I will be sharing soon.  (I don’t yet know whether I will simply share what I am coming to see, or if I will be able to actually explain the process that led me to the conclusions that I will make.)  Let this post serve to ‘give credit where credit is due’–at least as far as human influence is concerned:

Thank you Jeff, for visiting my site, and for sharing what the Lord has revealed to you.

I also wanted to say, to my few faithful readers, that I have not disappeared!  I have times where much is burning in my heart to share with you–and at other times, when I am silent, there is much that I am reading, listening to, and praying about.  As long as God wills, I will always be back!

Here is Jeff’s comment:

“A islamic/Arab religion mixing with Democracy was predicted 2600 years ago in the Bible.

In 2 Thessalonians it says that “the man of lawlessness will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God and worshiped”.

In other words, he will declare himself God, but what god? And of what religion?

In Daniel 2 we have the prophecy of king Nebuchadnezzer’s vision called the “Great image”. This image consisted of five future kingdoms that would rule over Israel, beginning with Nebuchadnezzer’s Babylon.

The fifth and last kingdom, would be a kingdom that would rule in the last days, the Bible says that this kingdom would be one of both mire and metal or “iron mixed with clay”, the key word being mixed.

I believe it’s not a coincidence that this verb mixed occurs only three times throughout the bible and all three occurrence are found in Daniel 2: 40-43.

So by knowing the Aramaic and Hebrew meaning of this verb, we can understanding what form of governments the iron and clay depict, and we can know the identity of this last days religion.

What is the translation of this verb mixed? It is the word “Arab.”

Now here’s the kicker! We know that any religion outside of Christianity is a religion built by Lucifer in the spirit of antichrist. Right?

Now in Isaiah 14: 13-14 (a prophecy about Lucifer’s fall) it says:

‘You (Lucifer) said in your heart’ “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God… I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”

The Hebrew word for “ascend”, as in “I will ascend to heaven… I will make myself like the Most High”. Is the word Allah.

Go to my website http://www.prophecycodebook.com and learn more.”

 

Update 3/24/11:

After reading the entire Prophecy Code II book,  I have to say that I am not convinced of the author’s assertions.   I think there may be legitimacy to the idea that certain words are key words that can help us to decode prophecy.  But the numeric claims–I’m not so sure.  Many times his logic escaped me.

I also disagree with his claims that the ‘Eucharist’  (communion bread and wine) actually become the flesh and blood of Jesus when we consume them–and that they infer some sort of physical sustenance and protection to us.  That is a Catholic doctrine.  Catholicism is a blend of early Christianity and pagan worship.  (There are many places to find more info on that subject, it is not a subject I feel comfortable trying to teach.)

Ultimately, we are all best served by really getting to know what is in the Bible and taking it at face value.  For those who are well versed in Scripture, feel they have time, and desire to ‘decode’ prophecy–this book may offer another potential tool.  But for new believers, or those not well versed in Scripture–I think it could be potentially dangerous, and at the very least can take away time that would be better spent learning the Bible.

Time is short!  True Bible understanding is in short supply!  This is remarkable, considering that the Bible is readily available and the United States has a high literacy rate!  I cannot stress it enough–read your Bible!!  Don’t leave it to someone else to interpret it for you!  If you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit will teach you as you read the Bible!  You are in much more danger of being deceived if you take other people’s interpretations of it, than if you read the Bible yourself and pray!

Many people sacrificed or died to make sure that God’s Word was made available to the common man.  The Dark Ages were ‘dark’ because the Catholic Church taught that only priests could understand God’s word.  The people did not have Bibles!  Today Bibles are everywhere, yet virtually no one reads them–how ironic!!

 

The Fourth Kingdom–Iron And Clay

A Fourth Beast–Terrifying, Frightening, And Very Powerful

First Beast Rising

“Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others.

Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay.

As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.  And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.

In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.”  Daniel 2: 40-44

This passage is the interpretation of a dream that king (of Babylon) Nebuchadnezzar had.  It consisted of a statue made of various metals.  It represented the various world empires that would come, beginning at the head (the Babylonian empire) and ending at the toes (the divided end of the Roman empire).

The early Roman empire was essentially divided in two–the East and the West.  The western portion of the Roman empire eventually morphed into the British Empire, which eventually morphed into the American Empire.

“Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. ”  Daniel 2:40

The ‘fourth kingdom’  (1st. Babylonian  2nd. Medo-Persian  3rd. Greek  4th. Roman) is also represented as the end-time ‘beast’ empire in Daniel 7:

“After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast–terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.”  Daniel 7:7

which is parallel to the description given in Revelation 13:

“And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.   The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.  One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.  Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?”  Revelation 13: 1-4

Whether this fourth beast is a future, ‘revived’ United States, or whether it is a coalition or alliance of  ‘western nations’ that is led by the U.S., will remain to be seen.  But, I believe the dominant player and character of this ‘beast’ empire, will be America.

Accordingly, in the not-so-distant future, America (or the coalition of nations) will suffer a potentially fatal wound to one of its ‘heads’.

Once revived, and as a result of the trauma from the near-fatal blow, it will have a different character than before.  It will be anti-God through and through.  It will dominate by strong displays of power.  The previous structure of government and power (represented as  seven heads) will be destroyed by the near-fatal wound, and in its place will rise a structure ruled by ten leaders.

“Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. ”  Daniel 2:41

I believe this description is of America, and the ‘western nations’.  America is a nation of united sovereign states.  Thus, it can be said that it is divided into states.  Politically and ideologically, we are also very divided now.    While I believe this passage speaks primarily to the American Empire, I think similar conclusions can be drawn regarding the other ‘western nations’, many of which are members of the European Union.

“As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.  And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay. ”  Daniel 2:42-43

I think this is a pretty good description of America today, as well as many western nations.  A sobering point here is that “the people . . . will not remain united”.

The final point to be made, is that Jesus IS coming back soon, to establish His kingdom on Earth.

“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.”  Daniel 2:44

and

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.   His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.   The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.  Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”  He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.”

Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.  The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.”  Revelation 19:11-21

His return is very near.

Daniel’s Vision At Night: ‘The first was like a lion’

Daniel’s Vision At Night: ‘a second beast, which looked like a bear’

Daniel’s Vision At Night: ‘there before me was [a third] beast . .. that looked like a leopard’

The Drunken Whore (Part 1)

An Attack On America Is Imminent! (The Drunken Whore Part 2)