My Viewpoint on Daniel 9:24-27

This is a reply to a thread on a forum that I joined for a while a few years back.

Another Viewpoint Concerning Daniel 9:27

Hi Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I have read all the posts on the” Daniel 9:27 is about to happen” thread and some others like it on this forum. I feel it is time to’ say my say’ on this subject. I think the very first thing to say is this. What I say I say in love and I pray Jesus Christ is glorified with my words. The Bible tells us to” reason together’ and “iron sharpens iron”, “to love the brethren(and sistren)”, “to be harmless as doves” etc.. So, what I am going to say is not meant as a rebuke to anyone personally.

Daniel 9:26-27 are 2 of the most disputed verses in Bible prophecy. That is a fact. I think I realize, at least partly, why this is so. We, as human individuals, have opinions. As a Bible- believing Christian I should back up what I say, with Scripture references to make my points. If I am posting an “opinion” about a “doctrine or in opposition to a doctrine” I put myself in the role of Bible teacher and the responsibilities that go with that position. I think that is a fair statement. If I say, “I know in my heart that this is the way it is and I am not budging”, that is dogmatic. And that is probably pride at work. I should be careful about what I say about God’s Word; there are many warnings about false teaching and its consequences. So, I don’t take it lightly when I weigh in on this subject.

Let’s first talk about the pre-trib view a little. A lot of these folks believe a third temple must be built in Jerusalem so that an antichrist (they use capital A) can come and desecrate it. I have heard that teaching all my life and believed it for quite for a while until I started really studying the Bible for myself. According to the way I interpret the Bible now, the pre-trib rapture, seven year tribulation(there is a seventieth week that will be “cut short”) doctrine is Biblically inaccurate. That thinking, and some denominations’ teaching on “eternal security, ”when put together equal “easy believism”. Many theologians and pastors are going to have their flocks’ blood on their hands. I believe that, strongly.

Let me insert the text so you can read the verses.

[Dan 9:24-27 KJV] 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Having established that I do not agree with pre-trib theology, let me move on to my take on the verses. I do not believe verse 27 is speaking about Jesus Christ. It is talking about “prince of the people” that shall come (v26). In the KJV, which I prefer, it says “the people of the prince”, which this translation (KJV) has reversed, which is common with the KJV. I believe that this prince is the little horn of chapter 7 and 8 of Daniel and the beast of Revelation 13 (who some call the antichrist, a word used by some pre-trib money changers to sell books and movies). The word antichrist is used 4 times in the KJV and each time is in a generic sense (1 John 2:18, 2:22, 4:3, and 2 John 1:7). Hopefully by weeks end I will have a one hour long audio on YouTube (also an article on my blog, Hey Jude 15) about the “little horn”. I hope you all will listen or read. It is a very unprofessional recording, but I think I need to go ahead and post it. Maybe it will help build up the remnant’s faith in the” right-on” timing of the truth of the Holy Bible. I hope so. Back to verses 26 and 27 of Daniel 9.

OK, here is where I think some people go astray about translating these verses. I think possibly this could be a “knee jerk” reaction away from pre-trib teaching; that a new temple is going to be built in Jerusalem and, animal sacrifices are going to be restarted so that an antichrist can come into and declare himself to be God, at that time. In my opinion, that is wrong deduction. The verse does not say that, at all. What is does say is that the lawless one will “ make desolate” God’s temple and stop the praise and prayers in Jerusalem. Folks, His temple is still there, under the dome of the rock. That sacred ground, and other parts of the temple, namely the Western Wall are still very much there.

Here is why I do not think this verse is talking about Christ. Jesus himself talks about this person coming to the temple mount and causing the abomination of desolation both in Matt. 24 and Mark 13. Paul tells us about it in 2 Thess. and this event is going to “crown the little horn as the beast, the lawless one”, who’s coming is after the work of Satan. At that time God is going to tell Michael, the Jews protecting angel, who is the restrainer, to “stand up” (stop protecting Israel), Dan. 12:1) and this event will start the time of Jacob’s trouble, the great tribulation of God’s people (Jews). Jerusalem will be surrounded by Muslim armies at that time (Luke 21:20) and the little horn will come to the temple mount to “supposedly” stop the invasion of Jerusalem and propose peace in the 6th trumpet war. But instead he will stand on the temple mount at the dome of the rock and blaspheme our Holy God, Jehovah, and demand to that he and Allah be worshipped (bowed down to). He will “sic” the Muslim armies on the Jewish inhabitants of Jerusalem and 2/3 of the Jews will be wiped out (Zechariah 13). Some of the women and young people will be turned into sex slaves (Zech. 14:2). The western wall and every other visible part of the old Jewish temple will be destroyed.

Next is a very important point that you need to understand, that being; verse 27 uses these words, oblation and sacrifice. Let’s look at what these words mean. Sacrifice is zebach in the Hebrew and I say that this means the sacrifice of thanks and righteousness that observant Jews give at the Western Wall daily. Oblation (minchah) means offering or present, and I say this is the offering of prayer, praise, and thankfulness to Jehovah God. The beast of Rev. 13 will cause the “sacrifice and oblation” to cease by tearing down the Temple walls and killing the Jews who go there. All the parts of the old Temple will be gone or underground. The Holy of Holies will still be there under the dome of the rock. Read Rev. 11: 1-2 about John being instructed to measure the Temple. John was told, “do not measure the outer courts because it is given over to the Gentiles (Muslims) and they are going to walk over it for 42 months. This is going to happen fairly soon. The “little horn” will have decimated the USA, his sanctuary, and he will travel to Israel to become the beast of Revelation 13, the last king of Daniel 11, and he, along with the Muslim armies of Iran, Hezbollah, an al Quaida- Muslim brotherhood alliance, and Hamas (the armies “could” be other nations or entities), the 4 demonic angel armies that are loosed from the Euphrates River area will kill a “third part of men”. That number can be figured a bunch of ways but any way you look at it is a lot of people. I really believe we are talking “nukes “here. Isaiah 17 speaks of Damascus, Syria becoming a “ruinous heap”. I believe that a WMD will devastate that city and that will be the catalyst for the start of the 6th trumpet war of Rev. Chapter 9. We now see Russia  physically involved in the Syrian conflict and they have plenty of nukes to loan. I think the bomb (possibly this could be another kind of WMD) that hits Damascus will be blamed on Israel and Iran will retaliate with nukes into Israel and Israel will hit them hard with theirs and here we go. Pardon me, that was a bit of a rabbit trail, but I hope an informative . There is very much darkness out there(the apostacy) now.

Then, I found this forum and joined. I am not trying to turn this into my own “private platform” for my personal views on Scripture. This response is just my view on the Daniel 9:27 verse of Holy Scripture. I am just a “truth seeker”, like most of you folks. Amen? I do not claim this to be 100% accurate, just serious about my calling and informed by my knowledge of the Bible. I am not predicting the future. No one can do that except God. I am trying to “wake up” the asleep and evangelize the lost. My long-time battle cry is “Rescue the perishing before it is eternally too late” (Jude 22, 23). I consider what I do Bible teaching or Bible prophecy teaching. I do not consider myself to have visions or prophetic dreams. That is not my gift, as others have. The Body of Christ has many parts (spiritual gifts). Me, I see a current event transpire in the USA or world stage and I try to fit it into Bible prophecy. The Holy Spirit gives me an idea and I search the Word for 100% (or close as I can get) confirmation. In my opinion, there is no “new” prophecy coming (I DO NOT think the sign gifts have CEASED). The Bible is clear in Revelation 22:18, 19 about adding to and taking away It’s Words. It has been there all along. It is just a matter of reaching the time of the end so we can really see the “real people involved”. Alive and mostly, MEAN!

We are there, brothers and sisters; IN THOSE TIMES” WHEN ALL THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN WILL BE FULLFILLED” (Luke 21:22, 32)!!

Ken

Ps—-I know that this response has been long, but I believe I need to add this. It is human nature to get invested in our own points of view. This post is not for correction of anyone. I love you with agape love. We are all trying, with God’s help and His Word, to “figure out” the puzzle that is considered “end times prophecy”. I hear pre-wrath mentioned here and I am definitely pre-wrath, but not in the Robert Van Kampen (The Sign) sense. I believe “the blessed hope”, the rapture of the saints, will occur shortly after the start of the great tribulation (Luke 21:5-36) and will involve those who have their “clean wedding clothes on and oil in their lamps (Matt.25:1-13). All spiritually unprepared Christians (yes, I do believe, born-again ones(only those are true Christians) will be left behind to face martyrdom at the hands of the Beast (Rev.7:13-17 ). They will have to refuse “the mark” and have their garments rewashed in the blood of God’s Lamb. They will confess Jesus at that time, having denied Him, by lifestyle and actions, prior to great tribulation. They believed the “once saved, always saved” easy believism teaching, that anyone who “has asked Jesus to come into their heart will be raptured off earth prior to a 7 year tribulation period ” (There is not a 7 year tribulation but a tribulation of less than 3 1/2 years). I believe that scenario is a misapplied and erroneous interpretation of the Bible. This is very sad irony and my heart is broken for them. I, sadly, think of the blood on the hands of the pastors who incur “stricter judgment “(James 3:1 and Ezek.3:17-21). The Bible says they are going to be surprised. (Matt.7:21-23). My goal for me and my family is to be taken on the “1st train out of station Earth” to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. This occurs in heaven while all “HELL” is breaking loose on earth……….

Ken Hall

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” [Mat 10:16 KJV]

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My Viewpoint on Daniel 9:24-27

Hey Jude 15 in retrospect, a review of the blog.

Since the inception of this ministry of Hey Jude 15, I have earnestly tried to write about what the Bible says about prophetical Scripture, and events yet to transpire (fully) on planet Earth. That is is my Spiritual gift and calling.

In this post, I will review any article that I see might be confusing to my readers. I consider myself a ‘ watchman ‘ for the Church ,a lonely job, but a necessary one in these last days. Where do you see real hunger, broken hearts for the lost in the USA?? Where is the powerful saving Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ being preached with the anointing of the Holy Spirit here in America? Baptist, Methodist, Wesleyan, the various Churches of God, the Assemblies of God, Mennonite, Nazarene, etc.. The reformed churches have never preached the whole counsel of God, the error of their Calvinistic beliefs being foisted on millions and millions. Calvinism is ‘heady religion’ at best. The young, reformed and restless have hijacked contemporary Christian (so called) music and the majority of nominal Christians(?) have gobbled up the easy believism, and the petty, needy  “ME” songs. I guess they think God is just a handy genie, waiting to excuse their unrepentant attitudes and the haughty and un-Scriptural lyrics, and the abundant plagiarism of great old hymns; those little “ditties” that they publish for millions of dollars of profit. They add a little antinomian chorus that I could write (I am not a lyricist by any stretch), IF I was apostate. Such is most of the evangelism and praise music in our times!

That was quite a “rabbit trail” from my topic. Please forgive me. I want to start this review with an explanation of my second post to this blog, “Who is the Little Horn of Daniel Chapter 8”. This re-translation (re-wording) is my second ‘most read’ commentary. It is also the #2 article that I posted on this blog. I  reviewed it and , I am not going to revise the article, but I will use this time to explain my thinking about several mistakes that are there.

The first thing you will notice if you thoroughly read “Who is the Little Horn” is that I said I believe that Obama would never leave the Presidency in 2016. That was an opinion of mine, not a re-definition of Scripture. I saw that as a possibility. Well, it’s April 25,2018 now and I was obviously ‘WRONG’.  Yes, but I ‘STILL’ say this, “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”. I still believe that BHO is the man to become the leader of ” a new world order. The 2016 election did occur and DT is the duly elected President of the USA. BUT, look at what has transpired since BEFORE that election!  The Russian ‘collusion thing” is still ‘front and center ‘ in the news. A special prosecutor has been appointed by the ” messy mess” of the Department of Justice (in cahoots with our “glorious” top cadre of FBI scum and the mainstream media). I will tell you this friends, I have not one smidgen of respect for D. O. J., F.B.I., Department of Homeland Security, Congress, etc..At the least, President Trump is fulfilling some of his campaign promises despite being very much hindered by the “top dogs” of the afore mentioned agencies and political establishments. Folks, we did not elect a pastor!! Instead, we wanted and received a C.E.O. I was too disgusted to vote in the 2016 Presidential election as well as 2012. If the Lord tarries until 2020, and Trump has not been impeached and runs again, I  will cast my vote for DT. He has improved things for the common folks much more than any other President since Reagan, and he gives Ronnie a run for the money in pure “guts”.DT is hated by the libs and progressives (also the Never Trump Republicans) more than any political figure I can remember, and I started paying attention in about 1961.

Well, I unmeaningly went on another rant there, just by recalling Obama. What he was allowed to do to this country boils my blood, friends. And it should yours too, Christians!

Back to the topic of “who is the little horn”.  As I said above and say again, my money is on BHO. All of these Christian commentators and end-time specialists have, for my entire life, have been prognosticating so-called prophecies. They have been writing books, making charts, and teaching everyone they can have unconditional eternal security if they have prayed the sinners prayer and asked Jesus into their heart. “Do not question the decision you made” they say, and quote many verses that “seem” to back up their apostasy and disregard for the truth. With ready, ” canned” answers to anyone who would question them on the truth of the bulk of Scripture concerning obedience and enduring “to the end”, they lead people to believe in a salvation that possibly was never acquired by them, And one that surely can be relinqished if you turn away from Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. You say “that can’t happen”, Jesus has said  “He will never leave or  forsake us. Yes, He said that and He will not do those things to us, but just as we made a decision to follow Him, we also can apostasy. and stop believing that Jesus is the ONLY WAY, giving credence to the “doctrine of demons”, and it is getting easier by the day to do so!! Just start allowing the foolish words of Universalist Unitarians (and many other cults) to settle in your hearts. They teach that everyone is gonna make it (which makes the cross a mockery) to heaven, one way or another; you believe this and I can believe that, but we will all make it just the same. It denies the atoning blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is what Paul taught right here in 2 Timothy, “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.” [2Ti 3:2-5 KJV].

The  2nd chapter of 2 Timothy speaks to the need of us (Christians) not denying Jesus by following false religions and ideologies of cults . Listen, “19 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of [this] life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things. 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, [even] to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory1 . 1[This is] a faithful saying: For if we died with [Him], We shall also live with [Him]. 12 If we endure, We shall also reign with [Him]. If we deny [Him], He also will deny us. 13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. 14 Remind [them] of these things, charging [them] before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane [and] idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. 17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, 18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. 22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. 24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and [that] they may come to their senses [and escape] the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to [do] his will.” [2Ti 2:1-26 NKJV]. I really did not mean to make this an essay on the wrongness of the doctrine of unconditional eternal security, but such is the lot of a preacher.

Back to the “little horn”; this last world leader, the ‘final king’. Daniel 11:36-45 states,“36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. 38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. 39 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. 40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. 41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians [shall be] at his steps. 44 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. 45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” [Dan 11:36-45 KJV] I did a re-wording of those verses a while back and you should read the article if you are interested in the topic of the Little Horn, last king, “antichrist”, etc.. Those names relate to the same person, I do believe.

As I said at the start, I am not going to re-write that article, the re-wording of Dan. 8. The explanation I gave above, I stand by still. I do not know exactly how and when BHO will come back into power. But, I believe it will be soon. I think the stage is being set in the world and USA for an event of tremendous magnitude, affecting the whole planet.

As the title of this piece says, I have reviewed the content of this blog and I stand by what I written in the 42 articles on Hey Jude 15. I know I am not exactly right on every point I make. Some projections could be off by a lot. I am just trying to get the Christian’s attention on how this could all turn out, and how soon this could happen.

One last thing I want to say. I have gotten a bit too “political” at times. I sort of regret that, I guess. I am just trying to measure current events with what the Holy Bible states will happen in the very last of these last days, that’s all. I consider that my calling and my Spiritual gifts, from my Lord to my readers.

Maranatha,

Ken Hall

ps….One last thing! I truly know in my soul (spirit) that I am called to this ministry. I know that the Lord has set me apart for this mission. On my own, I could not possibly write these articles and teachings. I do not know the Christian Bible from Genesis to Revelation, in every little detail, like some do, but I know the ‘prophetic’ Word of the Lord well. I do not listen to “men” for my backstories and analyses. They come from “within me”. I say that genesis is the Holy Spirit at work in me.

I have said this time and again, but I must say it one more time. Christian know this;  if you are lazy and do not study God’s Word thoroughly for yourself, and you listen to what the ‘religious’ world has to offer, you will be deceived by “the doctrine of demons’, in all likelihood !!!

pss…..Also, please contact me with questions and comments on what you read here on Hey Jude 15. I will not argue, but I will try to reasonably explain, in more depth, my opinions !!…..ken

 

Hey Jude 15 in retrospect, a review of the blog.

Isaiah 17 Rising?

I want to call your attention to to Isaiah 17.

[Isa 17:1-14 KJV] 1 “The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. 2 The cities of Aroer [are] forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make [them] afraid. 3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts. 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, [that] the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. 5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two [or] three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four [or] five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel. 7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. 8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect [that] which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. 9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. 10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: 11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: [but] the harvest [shall be] a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. 12 Woe to the multitude of many people, [which] make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, [that] make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! 13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but [God] shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. 14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; [and] before the morning he [is] not. This [is] the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us”.

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2018/05/11/klein-israel-faces-challenging-days-since-1967-six-day-war/

I am not trying to be a doomsayer, but I am going to make this observation and then let you, my readers, decide how you want to respond to this Middle East powder keg situation. I am definitely going into a ‘season’ of prayer about what the Lord would have me do “as we see that day approaching”. One thing I know for sure is that I am not going to make any projections concerning the start of the Day of the Lord, the timing of the Rapture of the Saints, the length of great tribulation, etc. I am already ‘on the record’ with articles on those events. So, if you are curious as to what I think, it is right here on Hey Jude 15 for the ‘world to read’. Let’s just say that God has NOT told me to apologize or retract anything I taught in those articles. I want my readers to study the Word of God to see for themselves if what I teach is a valid approach to end times prophecy. If you desire to study you MUST NOT use other peoples ‘theories’ to measure my teaching against! Pre-trib, post-trib, mid-trib, pre-wrath, amillenialism, covenant theology, preterism, etc. are only mens’ (peoples’) surmisings. I do not believe any of these “theories” are Biblically sound.

Just a small commentary on Isaiah 17 and I will post this short update. Most fundamental Bible scholars agree that this is a prophecy that is yet to be fulfilled. I totally agree on this point. Most of that group of scholars are pre-tribulation rapture adherrants (which I am not). They say that the sixth trumpet war ‘wholly’ happens during the great tribulation. On that point I disagree. Here is why.

I believe that the 6th trumpet war ‘starts’ before the great tribulation begins. Obviously, the sixth trumpet is before the seventh/last trumpet. I believe and teach that, when the 7th trumpet begins to sound, the “mystery of God” will be finished (Rev. 10:6,7). The mystery of God is the CHURCH. ([Eph 3:1-11 KJV] 1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:)  The Church is the universal body of true believers who have been born again from above, and who have remained faithful to Jesus until the end (death or the rapture of the saints). The seventh trumpet starts sounding at the rapture and keeps blowing until the second coming of Christ to earth during the battle of Armageddon.

Here is the crux of why I am writing this post; I believe that Isaiah 17, the destruction of Damascus is the flashpoint occurrence (beginning) of the 6th trumpet war. With the current state of hostilities between Iran, Syria, and other Muslim nations against Israel, we are seeing the precursors to Isaiah 17. [Rev 9:13-20 KJV] 13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 16 And the number of the army of the horsemen [were] two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses [were] as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. 18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. 19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails [were] like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. 20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.

Friends, keep up with current events in the Middle East. I believe it is essential for us as leaders of our families to be aware and on our toes at this point in history.

Put on the whole armor of God,

Ken Hall

………ps, Today is the official opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. What do you think Muslims think of that occurrence? !!!!!!!! psss…I believe that the destruction of Damascus is a nuclear bomb event that will be blamed on Israel (I do not believe that Israel is crazy enough to start a nuclear war)!!

 

 

 

Isaiah 17 Rising?

Review of Hey, Jude 15 after 40 articles.

It is time to take stock on whether I qualify as a false prophet. I mean business, I do. I do not want to lead anyone astray!

I just posted my 40th article a few days ago, so I am going back and review what I have written in the 2+ years of Hey, Jude 15. One third is what I call Bible teaching and the other two thirds are commentary or discernment on the times in which we live (the great apostasy). I believe that the Bible teaching I have done is fundamentally sound. I do not read or listen to anyone else’ s teaching. It is mostly the Bible, Holy Spirit, and me. What  I say is my own exegesis. When I started intensely studying the Bible and using my Spiritual gifts about nine years ago, God has showed me wonderful things and has shown me to not ‘follow men’! I know I am seen as kinda ‘out there’ as judged by the pet doctrines of most teachers in the days in which we live. So, if you read my blog, you are welcome to comment on the content. I will answer each serious inquiry. I do not ‘argue’ about Scripture. So do not come looking for a battle. You will not get it here. As I said, I am going back and reading my articles now.

Stay tuned for a week or so for an article of me evaluating “me”!!

Ken

 

 

Review of Hey, Jude 15 after 40 articles.

Why Call Me Lord?

 

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 who 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

Ken

Why Call Me Lord?

Is This Encouragement Or Admonition?

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 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,

Ken

Is This Encouragement Or Admonition?