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If I understand Bible prophecy right, there is a fantastic event coming, even in the midst of the darkest hour the world has ever, or will ever, endure.  No, it’s not the Rapture . . . it will happen before that.  It is an event that no one talks about, that I believe has been hidden from our understanding–hidden in plain sight, for all the prophets talk of it.  That event is the revealing of the identities of those who are descended from the ‘missing’ ten tribes of Israel.

‘Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people, [there] it shall be said unto them, [Ye are] the sons of the living God.  Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great [shall be] the day of Jezreel.‘  (Hosea 1:10-11)

Long ago, God divorced the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom, also known as ‘Israel’ (the Southern Kingdom was known as Judah–today’s ‘Jews’).  The prophecies of Hosea tell of the day when God forgives Israel and brings her back to Himself.

‘For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and [without] teraphim:  Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.’  (Hosea 3:4-5)

Prior to that day (and on the horizon now) is the day that the eyes of the Jews will be opened:

‘And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn.’  (Zech. 12:9-10)

‘In that day’ is referring to the time of the Psalms 83 war, when the enemies of the modern day nation of ‘Israel’ will make war against her and take her land.  Although they will at first prevail against her, God is going to somehow, supernaturally, intervene and turn things around.

‘Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.‘  (Zech. 12:2-4)

But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.‘  (Hosea 1:7)

Then ‘Israel’ will actually have her borders enlarged!

‘In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, [even] in Jerusalem.’  (Zech. 12:6)

All this is in preparation for the day of ‘Jezreel’.  This will be an event of momentous importance–so much so that God named a place in the Promised Land, in anticipation of that future day . . .a day that many of us will live to see, and some may even be a part of!

‘Jezreel’ means ‘God sows’.  What does God sow?

‘ . . . and they shall hear Jezreel.  And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to [them which were] not my people, Thou [art] my people; and they shall say, [Thou art] my God.’  (Hosea 2:22-23)

First Israel, where she lives now, will be punished, purged, and cleansed.  Then the remnant will be returned to the Promised Land.  ‘Jezreel’ will be a day of great rejoicing!  It is the day of forgiveness and restoration . . . of the remarriage of Israel to Jehovah God!!

‘And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.’  (Hosea 2:19-20)

For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all  countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them]. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.‘ (Ezek. 36:24-28)

I believe this complete, reunited Israel is the ‘woman’ spoken of in Revelation 12:6 and 14 . . .

‘And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days. . . And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.’

”Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. . .

 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and [with] the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.’* (Hosea 2:14-16, 18) 

*Compare this to Ezekiel 34:25 and 28 . . .

‘And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods . . . And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make [them] afraid.’

Read the following passages for context, to confirm that they’re related and that this understanding is correct: Hosea 1-3, Ezekiel 34 (and 36-37), and Jeremiah 23:1-8.  They all foretell this grand event! I’ve only hit the highlights of what’s contained in these passages.

Let us stop living in fear of what The Antichrist is going to try to do to us, and know that God has a wonderful plan in store!  Even in a time of gross darkness, there will be light and rejoicing, provision and protection for His children.

‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.’ (Psalm 23:4-5)

‘And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.  And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.’  (Rev. 12:14-16)

Let us live with abandon, and put our faith completely in Him.

‘And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.‘  (Rev. 12:11)

‘If it be [so], our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver [us] out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.’  (Daniel 3:17-18)

Faith is the oil for your lamp.  If you hope to be one of the ‘wise virgins’, you must build your faith NOW, by reading His Word.

‘So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.’  (Romans 10:17)

I cannot impart my faith to you–not now, not later.  Only the Holy Spirit can fill you with faith, and that comes by prayer and reading His Word.  Don’t neglect these things now, while you still have time.

It is also through the Word that we are taught how to walk in righteousness, and our minds are cleansed and renewed.  You cannot walk in the Spirit without prayer and reading your Bible.  If you are not walking in the Spirit, then you are walking in the flesh.  When you walk in the flesh, you don’t grow spiritually or bear spiritual fruit.  You are also choosing a very dangerous path–especially in these days of great deception.

You must walk IN THE SPIRIT for the promise of ‘no condemnation’ to apply to you:

‘[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.’  (Romans 8:1)

If we hope to be part of the remnant, then we must ‘walk worthy’ NOW.

‘For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him. . . ‘  (2 Chronicles 16:9)

‘Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.’  (Luke 21:36)

The exodus from Israel was a foreshadowing of what is soon to happen.  There is a great and exciting event on the horizon!  Let the hope of this day encourage you through the trials, testings, and persecution that are to come.  Never give up hope.

‘Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.  In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this [is] his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;  But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.’  (Jeremiah 23:5-8)

(What I’ve learned and shared with you today is further confirmation, for me, of what I wrote some time ago: Worthy to Escape

Woe to all those who are conspiring against Israel!!  Woe to Hezbollah and Hamas, and to all who take up their cause.  This war you are planning against Israel is great foolishness.  Destruction has been decreed for you!  Because you are trying to take the land that the Lord has given to the children of Jacob, YOUR land will be given to them.

‘Now why dost thou cry out aloud? [is there] no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go [even] to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: FOR HE SHALL GATHER THEM AS THE SHEAVES INTO THE FLOOR.

ARISE AND THRESH, O DAUGHTER OF ZION: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.’  (Micah 4:9-13)

 

‘Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: ALL THAT BURDEN THEMSELVES WITH IT SHALL BE CUT IN PIECES, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. . . . In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and THEY SHALL DEVOUR ALL THE PEOPLE ROUND ABOUT, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, [even] in Jerusalem.’  (Zech. 12:2-4, 6)

 

‘The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle. Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised. . .

. . . Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise [men] out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? And thy mighty [men], O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that EVERY ONE OF THE MOUNT OF ESAU MAY BE CUT OFF BY SLAUGHTER. For [thy] violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, AND THOU SHALT BE CUT OFF FOR EVER. . .

. . . And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and THERE SHALL NOT BE [ANY] REMAINING OF THE HOUSE OF ESAU; for the LORD hath spoken [it].

And [they of] the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and [they of] the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin [shall possess] Gilead. And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel [shall possess] that of the Canaanites, [even] unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which [is] in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.’    (Obadiah 1:1-2, 8-10, 18-20)

Remember:

It is Jehovah ‘God that made the world and all things therein . . . And hath made of one blood all nations of men  . . . AND HATH DETERMINED the times before appointed, and THE BOUNDS OF THEIR HABITATION’  (Acts 17:24, 26)

 

Take heed to what you do.  Do not be found in league with those who are in opposition to the will of God.

Now I’m going to go way out on a limb with all this, but it represents my understanding, after much prayer and study. I am not claiming ‘thus saith the Lord’. I am not a prophet–just one who is curious. Consider it PRAYERFULLY and compare it with the Scriptures, and what you already know.

What I see coming is what I’ve BEEN seeing: a Russian/Chinese/Islamic coalition attacking America (I had previously believed this would be the Ezekiel 38 war, but I am no longer certain of that).

I believe that the Psalms 83 and Zechariah 12 wars are the same. (The Zechariah 14 war will be several years later, when The Antichrist enters Jerusalem and the temple.)  These are the nations that Psalms 83 says will attack Israel together:

  • Edom = Palestinians and Southern Jordanians
  • Ishmaelites = Saudis, Arabs
  • Moab = Palestinians and Central Jordanians
  • Hagarenes = Egyptians
  • Gebal = Hezbollah, Lebanese
  • Ammon = Palestinians
  • Amalek = Arabs of Sinai Peninsula
  • Philistines = Hamas of Gaza Strip
  • Tyre = Hezbollah, Southern Lebanese
  • Assur = Syrians and Northern Iraqis

God will destroy those nations that come against Israel, and she will enlarge her borders. Then all her children will come home (from all 12 tribes will return), and the temple will be rebuilt.

Isaiah 13-26 is a timeline. It spells out the doom of all the Psalms 83 nations that come against Israel. (Chapters 25-26 speak of the return of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and the wrath of God–confirming it as a timeline.) Interwoven throughout (chapter 13, 21:9, and perhaps 23, is the fall of Babylon (America). This correlates with another timeline of sorts: Ezekiel 33-48.

That passage begins with the watchmen (who are calling out a warning right now), then God’s anger at the shepherds who have not cared for His sheep, Him seeking out His flock (of all twelve tribes) and gathering them to the mountains of Israel (correlating with Rev. 12:6, 14), then the Psalms 83 war. (There is time overlap in these chapters.)

Ezekiel 37 describes the complete reunification of all of Israel. The chapter is ‘layered’. It speaks of all the tribes returning to the land of Israel (hasn’t happened yet) and also of when the resurrection takes place. Chapters 38-39 speak of the God/Magog war, which appears (based on the timeline) to be the war of Armageddon. Chapters 40-48 describe the time of the Millennium. That chapters 40-48 describe the time after the Lord’s return, is confirmed by Ez. 47:12. The sequence of the entire passage confirms it to be another timeline.

‘And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. ‘ (Ez. 47:12)

(Ezekiel 47:12 echoes Revelation 22:2.)

But back to America: Nahum 2 & 3, Isaiah 13, 21:9, and perhaps 23, and Revelation 18.

The ultimate fall of the Antichrist, who comes forth from America, is detailed in Isaiah 14. Note verses 15-20, concerning him:

‘Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?

All the kings of the nations, [even] all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, [and as] the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because THOU HAST DESTROYED THY LAND, [AND] SLAIN THY PEOPLE: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.’

I believe history will say of Obama, that he accomplished this in America:

‘He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do [that] which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall SCATTER AMONG THEM THE PREY, AND SPOIL, AND RICHES: [yea], and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.’ (Daniel 11:24)

and this:

‘Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a STRANGE GOD, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with glory: and he shall CAUSE THEM TO RULE OVER MANY, and SHALL DIVIDE THE LAND FOR GAIN.’ (Daniel 11:39)

Daniel 11:21-45 describes The Antichrist twice: verses 21-35 and verses 36-45.

I believe he is doing much behind the scenes, and has divided the people and the land between those who will help him to take down America. He has already given 7 (I think that’s the right number) Alaskan Islands to the Russians.

I believe he has made an alliance with, or is aiding, the Psalms 83 nations to destroy Israel, while counting on his Russian/Chinese/Islamic allies to simultaneously help him subdue America. I believe they will betray him though, by going beyond his agenda for America, to completely destroy it. (The fatal head wound of North America? One of 7 continents?)

Thus, while he is preoccupied with helping his Psalms 83 allies against Israel, his Russian/Chinese/Islamic allies will destroy America (Babylon). Daniel 11:44 will take place:

‘But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth WITH GREAT FURY TO DESTROY, AND UTTERLY TO MAKE AWAY MANY.’

I suspect he will launch a nuclear attack against them, where they are presently headquartered: in Syria. Thus fulfilling Isaiah 17:1

‘The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.’

(Is Zechariah 14:21 another hint as to the identitiy of the one who will set himself up in the temple and declare that he is God (The Antichrist)?

‘Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be NO MORE THE CANAANITE IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD OF HOSTS.’)

(Interesting note: Isaiah 23:13 seems to refer to Nimrod. Is this a clue that there is a connection between Nimrod and the Antichrist?)

Again, I’m going way out on a limb here, but this is where my studies have led thus far.

I unwittingly watched a propaganda video today.  I’m going to give a couple of quotes from the video, along with my commentary . . .

‘ZIONISM IS the Jewish national movement of rebirth and renewal in the land of Israel – the historical birthplace of the Jewish people. The yearning to return to Zion, the biblical term for both the Land of Israel and Jerusalem, has been the cornerstone of Jewish religious life since the Jewish exile from the land two thousand years ago, and is embedded in Jewish prayer, ritual, literature and culture.’

Yes, that is one meaning . . . but when some of us speak against the ‘Zionists’, we are not speaking of it in this sense. We are speaking against the elite Luciferian Jews AND NONJEWS who are seeking to establish a throne for The Antichrist in Jerusalem.

THOSE Zionists do evil things, and put out a lot of propaganda to encourage tender hearted people to send their money to help them rebuild the temple, etc. THOSE Zionists are behind a lot of the Jewish ‘news sources’, so it is very hard to know whether you are getting an unbiased, objective report or not.

 

‎’Israel has a God-given mandate to protect its land’ . . .

First and foremost, Israel has the same ten God-given mandates we all have. If Israel will fulfill those mandates, GOD will protect her, and cause her enemies to be at peace with her.

Just one example of the nation of Israel’s current degree of (dis)obedience to God, is her annual ‘Gay Pride’ parade. As long as things like this are tolerated and sanctioned in Israel, she will be a nation living under the threat of God’s impending judgment. This passage of Scripture is not only for America–it pertains to the modern day nation of Israel too:

‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.’ (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Do not be bewitched by the propaganda. God hates sin, and judges nations. Judgment begins at the house of God. Before He will judge ‘the nations’, God will judge Israel. Don’t pray just for the peace of Jerusalem–pray for the repentance of the nation.

 

‎’No foreign entity will force them from their land’ . . .

Actually . . . they will.

God promised Israel, long ago, that if they would obey Him, he would give them peace, prosperity, health, and protection from their enemies. He also promised them that if they disobeyed Him, the harvest would fail, sickness would come, and they would be taken captive by their enemies.

We KNOW that God keeps His promises . . . so it is obvious that there is a REASON that God will allow this:

‘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.’ (Zechariah 14:2)

and this:

‘But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months.’ (Revelation 11:2)

YES, God will judge the nations that come against Israel . . . but, just as before, He will use those nations to bring HIS judgment upon Israel first, THEN He will punish the nations.

 

Pray for discernment. Propaganda is something that causes you to set aside logic in favor of emotion. Propaganda distorts the truth. The mainstream ‘Christian’ churches have been infiltrated with Zionist propaganda. They tell us that we must stand with Israel, or we will be cursed. But we must use discernment.

We know that we must not support those who are engaged in evil practices, yet the catchy phrases of propaganda tend to override what we know to be true. ‘Whoever blesses Israel will be blessed’, ‘Whoever curses Israel will be cursed’, ‘Stand with Israel’ . . . This is Zionist propaganda, designed to win the unfailing support of those who lack discernment.

We must stand with GOD. We must not bless evil, no matter WHO is committing it.

‘Blessed [is] the man that walketh NOT in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.’ (Psalm 1:1)

‘ . . . neither be partaker of other men’s sins . . . ‘ (1 Timothy 5:22)

God is a righteous judge, who shows no favoritism (despite what the propaganda would have you believe).

‘But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.’ (Colossians 3:25)

In fact:

‘ . . . unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required . . . ‘ (Luke 12:48)

Surely God will not NOT bless us for ‘blessing Israel’ if they are doing things that are wicked. Let us not, as Christians, lend credibility to those who are doing evil, by siding with them.

‘And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].’ (Ephesians 5:11)

 

As far as the oft-misquoted verse, that we must bless Israel . . . here it is, in context:

‘Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.’  (Genesis 12:1-3)

God spoke this to Abraham. Understand who Abraham was:

  • Abraham was the father of (Ishmael and) Isaac:
  • Isaac was the father of (Esau and) Jacob.
  • Jacob (aka Israel) was the father of twelve sons, who came to be known as the twelve tribes of Israel. TWO of those tribes are Judah and Benjamin–the modern day nation of ‘Israel’.

This prophecy can be applied generally to ALL the twelve tribes of Israel (not just the Jews) and specifically to Jesus Christ. (‘in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.’)

Please re-read Genesis 12:3 and tell me whether it seems that the correct interpretation of that verse is that the world should stand with the present day nation of Israel (Judah and Benjamin), no matter what they do, or God will curse us?!

 

Are we to love the Jews?  Yes, absolutely.  But who is a Jew?

‘For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he [is] a Jew, which is one INWARDLY; and circumcision [is that] of the HEART, in the SPIRIT, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God.’ (Romans 2:28-29)

 

God will never cast away the Jews. He made promises, and He keeps them. There will always be a remnant.  How sad it is though, that not everyone in that lineage loves Him and counts it a blessing to have inherited His promises.

 

WHAT IF  

America were the largest of the ’10 missing tribes’

and the Antichrist was its leader

and he was working, behind the scenes w/ others to accomplish the Psalms 83 war* against the modern nation of ‘Israel’?

And what if,

in the midst of that attack,

his (personal, secret) allies attacked his homeland–(the Ezekiel 38 war**)?

Is it possible that this would happen?:

‘But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.’  (Daniel 11:44)

Is it possible that a narcissistic man, with power over a nuclear arsenal, who had been betrayed . . . might use those nukes to retaliate?

And what if the base of his enemies’ joint operation was in . . . Syria?  Could this be the result?

‘The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.’  (Isaiah 17:1)

By the way, I recently heard that Russia and China ARE moving into Syria to help them . . . (Gog and Gomer).

As the ‘fourth beast’ world empire rises, we will probably see several nations in the news:

  1. Russia–having invaded South Ossetia, Georgia, and Abkhazia
  2. United Kingdom/Great Britain–something related to the Olympics?
  3. India–unknown reason

If this scenario is correct, the Mark of the Beast could be rolled out soon.  After the Antichrist  ‘goes forth with great fury to destroy and utterly make away many’, the next thing he does is:

‘And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain . . . ‘  (Daniel 11:45)

This is where Revelation 13 picks up the story, and his three and a half year reign begins, from Jerusalem.

One more thing . . . the attack on his homeland (that presumably destroys Washington DC–and I believe also includes the destruction of NYC  [see Revelation 18]) would be what the Bible calls the ‘head’ that was ‘wounded to death’ and healed.

‘And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.’  (Revelation 13:3)

The destruction would not be complete however, because God WILL be glorified amongst the heathen, because of his response to the attack:

‘there shall be a great shaking in the land . . . and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.  And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.’  (Ezekiel 38:19-23)

(All of this is a matter of opinion and speculation.   Consider it prayerfully.   It could be all wrong, or partly wrong.  My belief, until now, has been that the Ezekiel 38 war would not take place until the end of the Tribulation.  I see this as an alternate possibility.)

*Psalm 83 players:

  • Edom = Palestinians and Southern Jordanians
  • Ishmaelites = Saudis, Arabs
  • Moab = Palestinians and Central Jordanians
  • Hagarenes = Egyptians
  • Gebal = Hezbollah, Lebanese
  • Ammon = Palestinians
  • Amalek = Arabs of Sinai Penninsula
  • Philistines = Hamas of Gaza Strip
  • Tyre = Hezbollah, Southern Lebanese
  • Assur = Syrians and Northern Iraquis

**Ezekiel 38 players:

From the North:

  • Magog = Russia
  • Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, Togarmah = Turkey

Gog = a man, or spirit/principality, that has authority over Russia and Turkey.  He will be at the head of this coalition.

From the East:

  • Persia = Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan

From the South:

  • Ethiopia = Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan

From the Southwest:

  • Libya

Spectators?:

Sheba, Dedan, Tarshish = ?

This is from an ancient manuscript.  It was part of a collection of ancient writings, held among the descendents of the Israelite tribe of Ephraim.  It is not ‘Holy Scripture’, it is not part of the Bible.  It has been regarded as ancient truth that has been passed down through the ages.  If you choose to read further, consider it prayerfully, that God might confirm or deny to you its validity.

I am posting it here, with my comments, because it speaks as an eyewitness account of things that have passed, that are soon to return.  It seems that it may  link what is prophesied in the Bible with events that are happening now.

There is much interest today about a supposed comet named Elenin, a planet named Nibiru or Planet X, and a dwarf star/neutron star/carbon star that is a companion to our sun.  There is much confusion as to the relationship between them, or if they are one and the same.  I believe that time and astronomical observation will make that all clear.  What follows are my opinions.

The coming of whatever is approaching us (now on the other side of the sun)  is said to be in September of this year, 2011, through November of the same.  In that same time frame are also predicted to arrive 2 comets (3 if Elenin is indeed a comet), and 3 asteroids–one which is expected to scarcely miss impact with the moon.

Whether Elenin is a harbinger, and a precursor to the coming of  ‘The Destroyer’, or whether Elenin IS ‘The Destroyer’, I do not know.  But I do believe that ‘The Destroyer’ is what causes the events of ‘the sixth seal’ and (some or all of)  ‘the seven trumpets’ in the book of Revelation.

“I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,  and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.  The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains . . . ”  (Revelation 6: 12-15)

” . . . it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc . . . ”  (Isaiah 54:16)

Right now, it seems that Elenin may be a planet orbiting the dwarf star (and possibly our sun, as well), and that the dwarf star, or possibly another one of the seven planet that orbits it, when it arrives later, will cause the events known as the ‘seven bowls of God’s wrath’, later in the book of Revelation (chapter 16).

Because of the trajectory of its approach*, most people will not be aware of what is coming, until it is actually upon us and obscures the face of the sun.  Its position, and size, is expected to be such that it will totally eclipse the sun.

Before reading further, I would ask you to watch the video below.  This is the best understanding of men, so far.  The words of the speaker are not prophecy.  The fear in his voice reflects the ancient accounts of the effects that ‘The Destroyer’ has on men when it arrives.  The speaker has glimpsed it from a distance.  He had an opportunity, through a telescope, to go forward in time if you will.  What he has seen coming is what we will all see one day.

Jesus said that:

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.  Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”  (Luke 21: 25-26)

I believe the video gives some crucial information in putting together the pieces of this puzzle.  After watching it, please continue reading.  I will post the ancient text below, with numbers in parentheses to refer to my notes, which will follow it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBkuu-Tck6E

THE DESTROYER – PART 3

FROM THE SCROLL OF ADEPHA

The Doomshape, called the Destroyer, in Egypt, was seen in all the lands whereabouts. In colour it was bright and fiery, in appearance changing and unstable. It twisted about itself like a coil, like water bubbling into a pool from an underground supply, and all men agree it was a most fearsome sight. It was not a great comet or a loosened star, being more like a fiery body of flame. (1)

Its movements on high were slow, below it swirled in the manner of smoke and it remained close to the sun whose face it hid. There was a bloody redness about it, which changed as it passed along its course. It caused death and destruction in its rising and setting. It swept the Earth with grey cinder rain (2) and caused many plagues, hunger and other evils. It bit the skin of men and beast until they became mottled with sores.

The Earth was troubled and shook, the hills and mountains moved and rocked. The dark smoke-filled Heavens bowed over Earth and a great howl came to the ears of men, borne to them upon the wings of the wind. It was the cry of the Dark Lord, the Master of Dread. Thick clouds of fiery smoke passed before him and there was an awful hail of hot stones and coals of fire. (3) The Doomshape thundered sharply in the Heavens and shot out bright lightings. The channels of water were turned back unto themselves when the land tilted, and great trees were tossed about and snapped like twigs. Then a voice like ten thousand trumpets was heard over the wilderness (4), and before its burning breath the flames parted. The whole of the land moved and mountains melted.  (5) The sky itself roared like ten thousand lions in agony, and bright arrows of blood sped back and forth across its face. Earth swelled up like bread upon the hearth. (6)

This was the aspect of the Doomshape called the Destroyer, when it appeared in days long gone by, in olden times. It is thus described in the old records, few of which remain. It is said that when it appears in the Heavens above, Earth splits open from the heat, like a nut roasted before the fire. Then flames shoot up through the surface and leap about like fiery fiends upon black blood.  (7) The moisture inside the land is all dried up, the pastures and cultivated places are consumed in flames and they and all trees become white ashes. (3)

The Doomshape is like a circling ball of flame which scatters small fiery offspring in its train (8). It covers about a fifth part of the sky and sends writhing snakelike fingers down to Earth (9). Before it the sky appears frightened, and it breaks up and scatters away.  (10) Midday is no brighter than night. (11) It spawns a host of terrible things.

These are things said of the Destroyer in the old records, read them with a solemn heart, knowing that the Doomshape has its appointed time and will return. It would be foolish to let them go unheeded. Now men say, “Such things are not destined for our days”. May the Great God above grant that this be so. But come, the day surely will, and in accordance with his nature man will be unprepared.

(numbered notes below)

These events, in the heavens–the position of the sun, stars, moon, planets, etc. in the sky–are also called ‘signs in the heavens’.  They are stories, being told by the stars, of what is happening on Earth.  If you have read Revelation 12 , you probably got the gist of it from the written account–the birth of Jesus, persecution, the protection of Israel, etc.  But, until recently, most of us didn’t know that it was actually ALSO a description of the position of heavenly bodies at the time these events are unfolding.  ‘The Destroyer’ aka ‘The Red Dragon’ is now nearly in place in the heavens, in accordance with John’s vision.

Both God’s Word, and the heavens declare — for those who have ‘eyes to see’!

* If you picture the solar system from above, the sun in the center, the planets revolve counterclockwise around it (except Mercury).  According to Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the trajectory of Elenin, is coming from both beneath the sun (and moving upwards) and behind the sun, moving counterclockwise around it also–coming out from behind it on the left side.  As it sweeps around the sun, it crosses the orbital paths of Mercury, passes directly between us and the sun, continues to remain on our  right side as it sweeps past us and upward.  Eventually we pass between it and the sun.  This whole chain of events is predicted to take place from early September to late November.

Our distance from Elenin is not the only factor to be considered.  The Earth responds to the gravitational pull of the sun, other planets and, during this time, Elenin.  When any number of these players are aligned in a straight line, I picture it as a ‘tug of war’ rope (or ropes) attached to the Earth.  Each player takes hold of the (imaginary) rope and pulls.  When the Sun, Mercury, and Elenin all line up on one side of the Earth (Sept. 26-28)–there is a stronger than usual pull in that direction.  When the Earth is between the Sun and Elenin (Nov. 11), we are being pulled from both sides.

As Elenin passes through our solar system, a number of different alignments occur. Their effects on the Earth will depend on who the ‘players’ are.  Approximately 20 major earthquakes, so far, have been correlated with the approach of Elenin.  They can only be expected to grow in intensity as it nears.  The position of Elenin, with respect to the Earth, on November 22 will mirror its position on March 11th–the day of the great quake in Japan.  However, Elenin will be four times closer to Earth on November 22 than it was then.

1.  As described in the video above–an [magnetic] iron planet surrounded by an enormous cloud of iron oxide dust, orbited by asteroids, and with a tremendous tail of meteors following behind it.

2.  Possibly ash from the volcanic eruptions it caused.

3. Rev. 8: 7–the first trumpet judgment:

“The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.”

4. The trumpet judgments begin.

5.  Revelation 6: 14:

” . . . and every mountain and island was removed from its place.”

6. The Earth expands, and the surface cracks, from the gravitational pull.

7.  Iron rich, basaltic lava flows

8.  Meteors

9.  Tornadoes?

10.  Revelation 6: 14:

“The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up . . . “

11.  Revelation 6: 12:

” . . .The sun turned black like sackcloth . . . “

(This post was edited / updated 7-29-11)

UPDATE:
I now strongly suspect that the entire ‘Nibiru’ theory is a hoax.  This 3 hour series covers many things, including the Nibiru theory.  If you are seeking truth, please consider watching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9w-i5oZqaQ

In most American Christian circles today, it is near heresy to say anything critical of the nation of Israel.  But it is important that our desire to do right, and to please God, be guided by wisdom and understanding.

Whether or not they offend you, I ask that you prayerfully read and consider the words of Pastor Rick Wiles.  The following is an excerpt from a broadcast on 6/10/11.

“I know this will come as a shock to Pastor John Hagee and all the Christian Zionists, but thousands of sodomites marched in the streets of Tel Aviv, Israel today.  You know, American Christians donate millions of dollars every year to Pastor Hagee so he can give it to Israel.  And  he doesn’t give it to Christians in the Middle East, whose families have been there for two thousand years, and he doesn’t give it to the Jews who believe in the name of Jesus Christ that they may evangelize their fellow Jews.  No, Pastor Hagee gives it to the Israelis who despise Jesus Christ.  It doesn’t make sense does it?

And while millions of American Christians worship the state of Israel like a golden idol, the Israelis themselves are promoting homosexuality–and I thought they are God’s chosen people.  No wonder the Bible calls Jerusalem ‘Sodom and Egypt’ in the last days.

So when will the American church discard this unbiblical theology and realize that if we do not preach the gospel of the kingdom of God to the Jews in Israel, they will burn in the Lake of Fire? So, if you say you love them, why don’t you tell them about Jesus?

Well anyway, thousands of homosexuals and lesbians, including drag queens, marched through the streets of Tel Aviv, Israel today, marking the conclusion of Israel’s ‘Gay Pride Week’.  The sodomy celebration started in Golda Meir Park, named after  the former Prime Minister.  Numerous Israeli politicians spoke to the Jewish homosexuals including Tel Aviv’s mayor, and various members of the City Council.

Tzipi Livni, former cabinet minister, said that all of Israel’s leaders and political parties were obligated to the struggle for equality for homosexuals.  She said “I have come to say that being part of the gay community, to be gay or lesbian or any other member of the community, is not a political choice, as is the choice to protect the gay community and its right for social equality.”  Livni added that “we are here to fight together against any phenomenon of hate, to fight for Israel’s values.”

So, Israel’s values is homosexuality, according to this high-ranking government official.  Member of the Knesset, Nitzan Horowitz, slammed the protest against the gay pride parade saying ” those who speak of an abomination, the abomination is their and he who speaks about illness, he is the sick one”.

So, this Jewish member of the Knesset said anybody who quotes the Bible, and says that homosexuality is an abomination–that person is the abomination.  And if you say it’s a sickness, you’re the one who is sick.

Now somebody should tell the people in Israel that Iran is getting ready to attack them, and they may want to repent of their homosexuality and idolatry before the bombs start flying and the tanks start rolling.

The Israeli Defense Force openly permits homosexuals to serve in the military, and there are thousands of gays in the Israeli army, including many senior Israeli officers.  But can you imagine King David going to war with homosexuals in his army?

Instead of blindly supporting Israel, the church of Jesus Christ should be crying out for the Jews to repent, to turn from their wicked sins, because there is no hope for them, except salvation through Jesus Christ.

And there is a big lie that is told every day on Christian TV and radio programs, and every week in thousands of churches.  It says that America’s security and prosperity depend upon the USA standing with Israel, and that is a lie.  Our security and prosperity depend upon the USA obeying the commandments of God!

Our right standing with God is not based upon us militarily backing a country that celebrates homosexuality and perversion, and denounces Christianity, and bans the conversion of Jews in the country.  The Israelis are spiritually lost, and they are no different today than the Israelites who were dancing around the golden calf when Moses came down from the mountain with the ten commandments written in stone.  So why would God expect us to uphold their rebellion?

America is under judgment right now, and it isn’t because we have turned our back on Israel in the Middle East.  We have turned our back on God, that’s the problem!  God doesn’t give permission to any nation to rebel against His commandments, and Jesus Christ is coming, in power and glory, to judge all the nations, and that includes the USA and Israel.  You will not be saved because you waved a Star of David flag from your front porch, or hung one on your church podium.  You will be saved because the blood of Jesus Christ marks your soul.

And I hear preachers on TV and radio all the time, extolling Israel like it’s an idol.  But the Bible says God retains the prerogative to bless or curse any nation, based on their obedience to Him, and modern day Israel is not obedient, and neither is the USA–and the only thing keeping the USA from collapsing is that there is still a sizable number of blood washed, born again, Spirit filled Christians in this land, who love the Lord with all their hearts, and are grieved over the sins of this nation.

Now, Jeremiah 18 says

“the word, which came to Jeremiah, from the Lord saying ‘Arise and go down to the potter’s house.  I will cause you to hear my words.’  Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was making something at the wheel.  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hands of the potter, so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.  Then the word of the Lord came to me saying ‘Oh house of Israel’ . . .”

No, He didn’t say ‘Oh house of Iran, oh house of Persia, oh house of the Palestinians, He said ‘Oh house of Israel’ . . .

“‘can I not do with you as this potter?’ says the Lord.  ‘Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, oh house of Israel.  The instant I speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck it up, to pull down and destroy it, if that nation, against whom I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it.

And the instant I speak, concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in my sight, so that it does not obey my voice, then I will relent concerning the good which I said I would benefit it.  Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem’ . . .”

He didn’t say ‘Moscow’, He didn’t say ‘Beijing’.  He is speaking to the people in Jerusalem.  He is literally speaking to the whole world saying

“‘thus says the Lord, behold I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you.  Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.'”

Now what did they say?  The Bible says in Jeremiah 18 they said

“that is hopeless, so we will walk according to our own plans and we will, every one, obey the dictates of his evil heart.

Therefore, thus says the Lord ‘And now, among the Gentiles, who has heard such things?  The virgin of Israel has done a very horrible thing.  Will a man leave the snow water of Lebanon, which comes from the rock of the field, will the cold water be forsaken for strange water?  Because my people have forgotten me, and they have burned incense to worthless to idols, and they have caused themselves to stumble from the ancient paths, to walk in the paths and not on the highway, to make their land desolate and a perpetual hissing.  Everyone who passes by it will be astonished and shake his head.  I will scatter them, as with an east wind, before the enemy.  I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity'”.

My friend, if you want to pray for Israel, pray for the true Israel–the Jews, and the Caucasians, and the Africans, and the Asians, and the Latinos, and all the races of men and women on the Earth who believe on the holy name of Jesus Christ, the son of the God of Israel.  Righteousness exalts a nation, sin is a reproach to any people.”

Pastor Rick Wiles  (from TruNews broadcast, 6-10-11)

If a nation–any nation–is doing things that displease God, do you really think that He will curse us if we do not continue to support their agenda?  By no means!  What He expects us to do, if we wish to be a blessing to them, is to pray for them and call them back to Him!!

The world is become more polarized towards the nation of Israel.  Anti-semitism is increasing, fueled by a concerted effort to put the Palestinian issue front and center.  National leaders continue to push for a Middle East peace treaty and talk about dividing Jerusalem.  In the churches, almost everyone hears:  ‘God will bless those who bless Israel, and curse those who curse Israel.”

How does God want us to bless Israel?  What do people mean when they angrily decry ‘Zionism’?  Is there any truth to conspiracy theories about wealthy and politically connected Jews, central bankers, and Bilderbergers, etc.?  Or is this merely slander directed at the people God loves?

The answers to these questions are important for all Christians to know, as Satan escalates his war on the people of God.  The eyes of the world are on the nation of Israel, because events there show us our place in God’s prophetic timetable.  We all need to learn as much as we can because, in these ‘latter days’, nothing is quite the way it seems.

First interview with Steven M. Collins and Jim Haddock 4-14-11

Second interview with Steven M. Collins and Jim Haddock 4-15-11