Do you think Jesus requires all committed Christians (His modern day disciples) to be under His Lordship and to try to live up to the standard He set for the original twelve. Listen to His words in Luke’s gospel.
“20 And he lifted up his eyes on his ‘disciples’, and said, Blessed [be ye] poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed [are ye] that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed [are ye] that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and shall reproach [you], and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward [is] great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. 24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. 25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. 27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the [one] cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not [to take thy] coat also. 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask [them] not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend [to them] of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. 39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye. 43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.” [Luke 6:20-49 KJV]
You see, Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The Bible states that in Hebrews 13. That is one of the great traits of our Holy Trinity. They DO NOT CHANGE. They are immutable in essence and action. Do you believe that statement or are you of the type that change God’s words and instructions into man’s deceitfulness and iniquity? I define iniquity as “ religious sin”. Things that you do in the religious/spiritual realm that abrogate the word of God, Jesus’s clear written instructions! The un-Biblical things that hirelings tell their congregants, and that most gladly follow. Second Peter chapter two describes these false workers, BUT It also condemns those who blindly follow false teaching. It is your job to be a discerning Christian and flee from this awful iniquity. There is nothing on earth more full of iniquitous sin that a false teacher who abuses the word of God and teaches others to do the same. Nothing!!!
So if you have never been told or have forgotten that you are supposed to obey the word of God, and walk in the Spirit so you can tell false teaching and prophecy when it comes your way, I am reminding you NOW. It will not be a good excuse on judgment day to blame your lack of discernment on others, telling the Lord this, ” I followed so and so”. No Christian, you are responsible for knowing and obeying the Lord’s commandments that apply to you. The Holy Spirit and the Bible are supposed to be your guide in all things, and they will never lead you wrong. It is always apostate men (and women) who lead you into perdition and away from God.
“Why call me you me, Lord, and do not what I say?”–Jesus Christ–
Thanks for reading Hey Jude 15
Is it possible to encourage the saints about this world we live in? Personally, I do not think it possible (or wise) to try and put a ‘rosy’ glow on this current world situation. Neither is it Biblical!
Having said that, we Christians should encourage one another.Have you heard the saying, “that guy is too heavenly minded to be any earthly good”. I believe that we should be “heavenly minded” as much as possible. Tell me what is wrong with putting a God-spin on what you are saying. The only problem with talking “Bible” a lot is that then we must “practice what we preach, or we are a hypocrite. Another quick point, you cannot talk Bible unless you know Bible.
With this little ditty let me let me leave you for today, encouraged (or admonished?) with Jesus’s words from the gospel of John. “31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue (stay) in Word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” [Jhn 8:31-32 KJV]
Blessings to the blessable,
What is your ‘state of mind’ today? Are you happy? Are you basing your contentment with this life on a real ‘ self-examination’ of your innermost thoughts and desires? As humans, we are uniquely equipped for self deception and everything that terrible existence (being self-deceived )leads to. We pat ourselves on the back and keep strolling around in la-la land, giving no thought to hardly anything really worthwhile, much less Biblical.” IT’S ALL GOOD, MAN!”
Well, I guess I got on ‘your good side’ with that statement! Not! I tend to do that to people. I am not sorry, because it is a Biblical mandate for the preacher to do such.
“1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. … 16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” “17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” [2Ti 3:17 KJV]i 3:1-5, 16,17 KJV] Also, “1 I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” [2Ti 4:1-3 KJV]
I want to focus on these 10 verses of Scripture in my post today. particularly 2 Timothy 3:16, 4:1-3. The Bible tells us that in the last days ‘perilous’ times shall come. There is no concensus on when the “last days’ start(ed). I am of the opinion that these days started in May 1948.
“32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” [Mat 24:32-51 KJV]
I copied and pasted that passage to let you read for yourself the Scripture that is telling us about Israel (the fig tree) and the length of the ‘last days’. This Scripture tells us the length of the last days, I do believe. The “last days” cover a time period of 70 years-1948 through 2018.; the time of the nation Israel’s sovereignty. You see, Israel is going to be overrun by the Gentiles one last time. The “little horn” and his Muslim armies will decimate Israel before, and into the tribulation of God’s chosen people. By me saying that Israel will lose her nationhood in 2018, does not mean that ‘all things will be fulfilled ‘ ; there are wars and battles, destruction and mayhem to come after Israel is put down again.
I am projecting this! The church age will end in this year: 2018.The church age ends at the ‘parousia, the glorious appearing of Jesus Christ in the air (clouds) to receive His glorious bride’, the Church. Here is a couple of verses from Rev. 10 that God gave me a few years ago that sheds light on when the Church age ends. “6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets” [Rev 10:6-7 KJV] Notice the very last clause in verse 6 and all of verse 7. Let me reword those verses for you. “There will no longer be any time to be saved when the seventh trumpet begins sounding. The Church, the mystery of God, will be complete, as God has revealed unto His prophets, who recorded His Word.
Let’s mosey back to 2 Timothy 3 for a minute. As I said when we started, I have a commission from God to speak the truth, whether it offends or not. The Bible needs to be proclaimed ‘boldly’. Tickling your ears will only harm you in the long run. If I do not speak the truth of God’s Word and somehow get your attention on these critical issues that are facing the church today then everyone loses. Listen to these verses that are my “marching orders” from the Lord.
“17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked [man] shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20 Again, When a righteous [man] doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous [man], that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.” [Eze 3:17-21 KJV]
A lot of people will tell you that this Old Testament Scripture is not binding to the man of God in these days. I have good Biblical words for that kind of talk and thinking, liberal hogwash (2 Peter 2:22). These false teachers have stolen the family farm from you while you are asleep at the wheel of your Spiritual life. They have come in as sheep, but they are surely wolves.
Listen to this, reader friend, “13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” [2Ti 3:13 KJV]. These false workers are deceived themselves (by demonic forces) and they go about telling their congregants many heresies that deceive and bind them into ineffectual Christians, at the best, or making them into what 2 Timothy 3:2-5 tell us about, at the worst case.
The preaching of the Biblical Word, with clarity, power and anointing is the only remedy for the sin-sickness, apathy, and apostasy that has ensnared our churches, Bible colleges, and seminaries. These are places of Laodicean error, and there is only this hope for them; repentance on the individual level. Corporate “revival” is not forecast in the ‘last days, only apostasy and error.”10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” [2Th 2:10-12 KJV]
I know those verses from 2 Thessalonians 2 are harsh-sounding to Christians (?) nowadays, but my mission is summed up in these verses from the book of Jude. “20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” [Jde 1:20-25 KJV]
Okay folks . I am revamping my thinking on what it will take to get your attention about the sorry state of this country, biblically speaking.
If I were a pagan with a good sense of fiscal responsibility, I would be thrilled with President Donald Trump’s job performance in that cesspool called Washington, D. C.. Sorta thrilled, I am anyways. (Whoops! Good, nobody was listening (Are those moments named McCainian slips or poosibly Grahamesque humbug. Not from me, I tell you the truth. Those 2 guys haven’t been around the truth since they were in diapers. Nope, they sure ain’t.
Alas, that is not my calling. I am a writer on Biblical subjects, a Biblical modern day prophet. One who sees trouble approaching and sounds the warning that wolves are after you, that the demons of hell are seeking your soul. So, if you want to titlize me correctly, you could say this; Ken Hall- modern day prophet/watchman. That sounds kind of haughty. Oh well. So be it. Amen
So, on to a new topic (or two ) that is currently in the news.
The government SHUTDOWN. This is baloney; rotten BALONEY! I am not going into many details about what is going on here. Some kind of political move (filibuster) that will stop the federal government from ‘fully functioning’ come Monday morning in ‘Dirtington, D. C. The federal government’s employees will stop being paid come Monday (the sorta opposite of washed is dirt(y). So , I say, Dirtington is a great name for such a stinking place. The Bible calls her the ‘great whore’ of the modern day earth. This is not a sexual reference. As defined by Webster, a whore is a venal or ‘unscrupulous’ person. These venal ‘skunks’ will try their best to get these illegal immigrants ‘free access’ to benefits they ‘do not deserve’. Immigration is a good thing when done legally and properly administered.
I want to remind you where all this ‘junk’ got started. An illegal (to be implemented, in other words -unconstitutional) executive order by Barack Obama! These people were here illegally, against the laws of this sovereign country. Everyone knows this!
I want to make a strong statement. President Trump could (and should) rescind that unconstitutional DACA order from Obama. The President is showing great ‘business sense’ to get the economy fired back up and going, but he is ‘dropping the ball’ in the ‘cohones’ department when it comes to ‘playing’ politics in the trenches of Dirtington, D.C. I am finding that, in many cases, he talks big, but wields a ‘ little stick ‘. It is not going to last much longer ( his ability to get away with lies about the promises that got him elected). Not much longer at all!!! Personally, I think “The Art of the Deal” is written all over the White House and its current residents and guests. So campaign promises are just a part (lying) of the Donald’s hat tricks and show business savvy. Had to make them, had to break them
So, what happens at 3400 Pennsylvania Ave. Right now, it is looking like a deal has been struck for ‘safe harbors’ for the Trump fleet. Sailing before long for the Trumpster and his beloved.
As for me, I am staying away from Dirtington, D.C. and putting on the armor Of God daily, and watching things In Israel and the Middle East.
Keep oil in your lamps! Do not ‘sell out’ or go to sleep ‘in you soul’!
Keep the faith that was ONCE delivered unto the saints. Keep your garments washed and white. Keep your Spiritual radar up and running. “23 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance [belongeth] unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 [It is] a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. 34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.” [Heb 10:23-39 KJV].
Are you one who explains those verses away? I would not bet my life on that tactic.
Alright friends. This is going to be the post where I tell you as much as I can about what I believe is going to happen soon in America and the world. I believe It has arrived at that time, no kidding; for these things to happen, and for me to tell you unashamedly about them! For me to quit tip-toeing through the tulips and let ya’ll have it with both barrels.
I am going to make a statement about an “event”, giving you the Scripture (proof texts), and then lead into the next prophetical event, etc., etc..
Why is it important that you know when these events are going to happen? Really, if you are asking that question, then we are off to a ‘rocky’ start. You say, how is what I know and think going to change God’s mind about His prophetical “timetable”. Well, that is just wrong thinking on your part. It is true that God’s mind will not change about what “must” transpire ( “33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” [Luk 21:33 KJV]. He will “change you”, to possibly get you more determined to make a difference in your “sphere of influence’ in your family and friends. He will do that if you ask Him, believing! He will!! He will give you more love in your heart for unsaved friends and family. He ABSOLUTELY will do that! He is a loving God. He does not wish any to perish. And maybe you need to be their preacher, beginning now!
As I have mentioned in my last several articles, you need to read some of my archives if you desire to be well-prepared and ready for the rapture. I believe that glorious event is going to happen soon. Very soon! I am concerned that most Christian’s have a very low supply of Spiritual oil, and because of their “slackness” they will be shut out when the Bridegroom returns. I truly believe what I say on this point. That is my reason for my ‘doggedness’ about being prepared to go when ‘midnight’ comes. No secret there, with my writing. That one over-riding concern weighs heavy in my soul, at all times (much more so in the last several weeks).
So, what can I show you that will convince you that what I say has merit for reading? That I am not just another “Chicken Little”? A guy who wants to rain on everybody’s parade? Or who you hide your cornflakes from? Seriously, kidding aside. I want ‘readership’ on my blog. There are millions of subjects to write about from the Bible. But here is the crux of the matter, friend. No playing. No punches pulled.
I know that what I do (teach Bible prophecy) has never been a popular avocation among liberal Christians. For the most part, liberal-minded believers do not believe in a literal translation of God’s Word. It is just that plain and simple. We can’t agree even to disagree!
So, I am writing to those who believe in a fundamentalist variety of Christianity or are just willing to listen. I can’t sharpen the iron of liberalism. No way. (It must be pewter or lead) Believe me, I’ve tried!
So on to the few who have “ears to hear” what the Spirit says to you today. If you will read and give some creedence to what I say, I truly believe that your ‘focus’ will sharpen and you will receive what you need to stay strong in the coming turmoil and deceit that is just ahead. Please, just hear my warnings and prepare your hearts and minds. Maybe get some firewood, water, necessities, etc. for the house while you can?
Steps for preparation of the heart for ‘hard times’ (tribulation).
Know that you are God’s, His born-again child. (John 3). Know that you are the earnest of God’s Kingdom, that Jesus desires to ‘bring you to glory’ and know that He will accomplish His mission as long as you continue believing in Him as the only Way, the only truth, the only Life and that He will bring you to the Father. That is a ‘fact’ of Christianity. Nothing can do that except you, my friend, UNLESS YOU APOSTASY!! The Holy Bible is CLEAR on this! As long as you believe and obey John 14:6, Jesus is going to bring you to God for the ultimate victory; the banishment of sin and its protagonists from your eternal life with the Trinity! Awesome!! (I am TRULY tired of the devil and his hordes of demons messing with everything. AMEN!). Jesus is saying to you saint, “Hold on, I’m coming!” Our response, “MARANATHA”, come quickly, Lord Jesus!!
Back to the present reality of today’s world as Ken sees it. We need to keep our heads clear, our hands clean, and our robes washed in that fountain of Jesus’s blood. Nothing else will do for ‘times such as these. Zero. Zilch. Nothing! It is time to quit playing ‘church’ and cookie-cutter religion and get back to your first love- JESUS.
Okay. Here is the scoop about “Little Horn”, the destruction of Damascus, the 6th trumpet war, the times of the Gentiles and the abomination that makes Desolation, the little horns demise and just a word or two about the glorious 1000 year reign of King Jesus.
Concerning the Little Horn, I want you to understand that I call him that because that is the first way he is described in Daniel chapter 7 and 8. From then until his demise at the end of great tribulation Rev. 20/ Daniel 11/ Zechariah 14, he is called by many different names including king of fierce countenance, final human king, the beast, and the BIG ONE and the least biblical, the Antichrist. If you use any of those names, just remember that they are referring to only one person-the leader of a group of henchmen with one agenda-usurping God Almighty. He will lead a coalition of world leaders by mandate from them to finish off the Jews and all Christians.
So first order of business when LH ascends from the pit will be damage control. I think maybe the little horn will give his “State of the Union” speech from Los Angeles, CA with Hollywood’s Best attending. But first there must be some
days of mourning for most of our elected reps and senators, of course President Trump and his cabinet will be included in that ‘wake’.
Folks, it could not be any clearer from Scripture WHY THE LITTLE HORN MUST COME FROM THE USA. Again I say the little horn hijacks the USA, and his reign of terror starts when the nukes explode in Washington D.C..(see Revelation chapters 17/18) Folks, have you ever thought about what a nuclear device being set off in our nation’s capitol would do to the world political situation? I know that is hard to imagine for most of America’s citizens. It is hard for me to contemplate, but ponder these things I must do if my final agenda is to please God with my life. As the gift was given me, I obey God by telling His people what the Bible says about the prophecies of the ‘very end times’. And then my job is done, I have sounded the trumpet alarm to Christendom, while there is still time to hear, repent, and be saved from what is coming on the earth.
Okay, I have established that the Satan-empowered despot, the little horn, has absconded the military and civil armed forces (FEMA, DHS) of the former USA and is now ready to try to finish the job on the Jews in Israel (really anywhere else too). Along with his deceived allies from the U.N. and the alliance of most Middle Eastern Muslim nations, he will wage war against Egypt and then Syria, and conquer their armed forces. Jordan will be spared. The Scripture for this is located in Daniel 11. There seems to be atomic bombs used against these countries, Syria ( Isaiah 17) and Egypt ( Ezekiel 29:12)
So, over the ensuing months and years, LH has formed a military alliance with Turkey note: (Turkey is a majority Sunni Islam country but I think they will ally with LH) , Hezbollah, and other Shiite Muslim countries and militias! This is the REAL caliphate. ISIS/ISIL were just trial balloons. Most countries will just bow down and kiss the ground that LH has tread on! Really!!
But that leaves an axis of far eastern powers ( China, Japan, the Koreas, etc) who keep their sovereignty. And then the MIGHTY BEAR with her cubs ( the former USSR)! What about them apples, friends? INTERESTING, RIGHT? Well, we get a little bit ahead of ourselves.
Little Horn has warred with and overcome many armies, and has established headquarters in Jerusalem. The lines are drawn, the soldiers are moving into place, the stakes are the “rule of the earth”. The greatest battle of all time is about to be joined.
Yes, friends, that is all in the Bible and will ‘come to pass’ before too long. It truly will. But I suppose I left many of you back in the former USA, under marshal law, having taken the mark of the beast. I won’t even try to imagine what that will look and feel like. NOPE! I will be staying in my house until these ‘special forces’ try to root me out or the Lord says, “COME UP” and then I will be ‘forever with the Lord’. Well okay Ken, how long will we be ‘hunkered down in place until the Lord rescues us. Real good question, folks!
The Bible I read and try my utmost to understand tells me that the the Day of Christ (the rapture) WILL NOT COME UNTIL THERE HAS COME A GREAT FALLING AWAY AND THE MAN OF SIN IS REVEALED, THE SON OF PERDITION (2 Thess. 2). Let me repeat, the RAPTURE will not occur until the “man of sin, the son of perdition” is revealed “to the inhabitants of planet earth. It will not occur until we see who the LH, beast, final human king, and if you insist- the antichrist, really is. It will be seen and known to Christians because we will be here for what is called ‘the abomination of desolation’. It will happen when God says to Michael to stop protecting Jerusalem; he stands up and takes his mighty angelic hands of protection off of the Jews. Then the AOD can happen according to prophetical Scripture. When we see that event happen in Jerusalem, then we are told to “look up, for our redemption (the rapture) draws near. This is WAY before the wrath of God. So, you can call me pre-wrath for sure. I don’t like labels at all, though.
So, my Christian blog world friends, as for putting a time chart on this. It goes like this. From the present until the AOD in Jerusalem when we are told to look up /for our redemption draws near = a lot of leeway, time wise. I personally believe that the rapture very closely follows the ‘abomination of desolation’. Why, you ask? I think that the little horn will want ‘everyone’ to see him diss God (so he thinks) and that a lot of news coverage will be going out from the temple mount in Jerusalem that day. And then he gets ‘upstaged’ by Jesus (as always). Those cameras will have to shift to us Christians ‘leaving this world’ to enter heaven with Jesus while ‘all living hell’ is left to those on earth. Am I gloating, folks? Is that Christian behavior? I think Carmen did a video or two about this scenario, didn’t he? I also believe we may have come a ‘long way the wrong way’ since the 1980’s / 90’s in our church music and our teaching about spiritual warfare. When the bogeyman has most Christians deceived with his hype about ‘easy, comfortable peaceful’ feelings, the devil has you right where he wants you- in a state of “blissful disobedience’.
The old proverbial rabbit trail again, alas! So, I am stating my belief that the rapture could happen when the LH invites those Muslim armies into Jerusalem at the time he commits the “abomination of desolation” at the temple mount .”20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. … 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. … 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” [Luk 21:20, 24, 28 KJV] This starts ‘the great tribulation’ of the Jews in Jerusalem and a pretty awful time for any opponent of the Little Horn; a few years worth anyway!
So, us obedient Christians are “with the Lord Jesus”, and the great tribulation of the Jews has begun. What else needs to be said on this subject? I believe, much really. I will try to keep it short. LoL. What I need to harp on now is the ‘Christians walk’ with the Lord as that time draws near. What most churchgoers that might read my blog believe about ‘eternal security and final salvation’ is what truly concerns me. I really believe that the vast majority of you ‘guys’ do not have a clue about what ‘real eternal security’ means! I know that, right now, many are starting to get ‘defensive’ and say to yourself, “where does this guy get off, with this legalistic ‘hullaballo’ and such.
Friends, I am just trying to get you a bit ‘riled’ and maybe YOU will actually study for yourselves about ‘easy believism and eternal security’. That is my mission; to WAKE YOU UP AND SHAKE YOU UP!
In a nutshell! That’s all folks!!
ps…..I fear that this mission is doomed for most of you, and here is why. “24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. 33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: 35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one]; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” [Mat 13:24-43 KJV]
Jesus tells the field workers (you and me) to let them be. I take that to mean,”do not disenfranchise/ do not kick them out of the church, keep preachin’ to them the Gospel, till that soil around those icy, stony hearts………………….’with agape Christian love and concern for your soul and for those you influence, Ken.
Jerusalem is a “cup of trembling” for those who dare to come against her. Following is the text of the Bible for Zechariah chapters, 12,13,14.
“1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 2 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. 3 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. 4 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. 5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem [shall be] my strength in the LORD of hosts their God. 6 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. 7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify [themselves] against Judah. 8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David [shall be] as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 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. 11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. 12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; 14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.” [Zec 12:1-14 KJV]
“1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. 2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, [that] I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. 3 And it shall come to pass, [that] when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth. 4 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive: 5 But he shall say, I [am] no prophet, I [am] an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth. 6 And [one] shall say unto him, What [are] these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, [Those] with which I was wounded [in] the house of my friends. 7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man [that is] my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. 8 And it shall come to pass, [that] in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off [and] die; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they shall say, The LORD [is] my God.” [Zec 13:1-9 KJV]
“1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 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. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5 And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, [and] all the saints with thee. 6 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark: 7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall be light. 8 And it shall be in that day, [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. 9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. 10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and [from] the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses. 11 And [men] shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” [Zec 14:1-12 KJV]
Jerusalem has been a burdensome stone and cup of trembling for the Middle East ever since Israel’s statehood in 1948. What does a “cup of trembling” mean? As you can see from the Zechariah passages above, Jerusalem is going to be ‘trodden under the Gentiles feet’ one last time; at the very end of man’s rebellion against Almighty God.
And this is going to happen much sooner than most of you want to believe. What a fantastic ‘moment in history’; to be alive and remaining when, “20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” [Luk 21:20-24 KJV]
You see, Jerusalem MUST be trodden down one last time! Until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled!!
So, there you have it; Jerusalem will be overrun, 2/3 of her population will be killed, her females raped and ravaged, BUT 1/3 of her will be spared because our Almighty God will intervene to put an awful close to man’s rule on planet Earth. The remnant of Jews left will go in with the Lord’s cleansed bride , the Church, to the ‘thousand year reign’ of Jesus Christ, the Anointed Messiah of the Jews, and King of kings of a refurbished planet Earth.
Folks, it is getting down to the ‘ nitty gritty’. It is ‘ crunch time’ on planet Earth. As the apostle Paul said, “11 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof].” [Rom 13:11-14 KJV]
You might say, well, Paul wrote that in the first century A.D., and here we are in 2017 and things are still “rocking along”. If you have that attitude, you are in very dangerous spiritual territory indeed! You are mocking God! “1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in [both] which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15 And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16 As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know [these things] before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18 But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen.” [2Pe 3:1-18 KJV]
Is Jerusalem a ‘cup of trembling and a burdensome stone’ to the world. I would say that she is. Most definitely.
You see; the armies that will soon be amassed against her at the gates to Jerusalem are the Gentile armies of the ‘little horn’. The little horn is the final ‘human’ king, Daniel 11:36-45). His armies will be making war over there very soon.
Your question is; where is the USA and her armies? We are the sworn protectors of the nation, Israel.
Indeed, where are the armed forces of the United States to fight off these intruders?
They are one and the same, I believe!!
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