Published on Jan 3, 2019
I recall on Sunday afternoons when I was young, my parents would watch PBS. I remember This Old House and The Woodwright’s Shop and of course Bob Ross. I have always thought Israel was so beautiful. I envisioned YeHoVaH/God as a Bob Ross figure painting and creating our “Happy Little” Earth. One of the many things that makes Israel so amazing is that it’s filled with “Happy Little” landscapes of every kind. Its western coast is the Mediterranean seashore. Its northern border has “Happy Little” snow capped mountains. In its middle is the fertile valley of Jezreel. Above the valley is the beautiful “Happy Little” hills and Sea of Galilee. In its south is the barren moonscape of the Negev, and so much more all in a piece of land no larger than the state of New Jersey. Our God, YeHoVaH is the God of Israel. He’s the God of the everyland land. He’s not only the God of the mountains, He’s the God of the valleys, the high places and the low, the beautiful planes, and the dry and barren wilderness. In your life, He’s not only the God of your mountaintops, but of your valleys as well. His love for you is everywhere. He will be with you in every landscape of your life. As He is faithful to you in every moment and place, so live faithful to Him. He’s your everyland God. And your His everyland disciple. Facebook friends, today see yourself walking hand in hand with your Father YeHoVaH/God, whether it’s a “Happy Little” mountain top or a “Happy Little” valley. Amen? https://youtu.be/sZZMOFUj0J0
You gotta watch people who “meet with the Pope” cuz there’s a reason they are. National Day of Prayer, Pray for the lost souls and to be accounted worthy to escape the things to come to pass and stand before the Son of Man because it will surely come. Jesus is the ONLY WAY. All hell will SURELY break loose. There is NO STOPPING it. We are watching it all unravel and Bible Prophecy is playing out so clearly!
The Day Of The Lord Is Coming
Are we on the threshold of that terrible time when God openly intervenes in the affairs of men which is called “The Day of the Lord”?
The phrase “the day of the Lord” is used nineteen times in the Old Testament (Isaiah 2:12; 13:6, 9; Ezekiel 13:5, 30:3; Joel 1:15, 2:1,11,31; 3:14; Amos 5:18,20; Obadiah 15; Zephaniah 1:7,14; Zechariah 14:1; Malachi. 4:5) and five times in the New Testament (Acts 2:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:2; 2 Peter 3:10). It is also alluded to in other passages (Revelation 6:17; 16:14).
The New Testament calls it a day of “wrath,” a day of “visitation,” and the “great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:14) and refers to a still future fulfillment when God’s wrath is poured out on unbelieving Israel (Isaiah 22; Jeremiah 30:1-17; Joel 1-2; Amos 5; Zephaniah 1) and on the unbelieving world (Ezekiel 38–39;Zechariah 14). The Scriptures indicate that “the day of the Lord” will come quickly, like a thief in the night (Zephaniah 1:14-15; 2 Thessalonians 2:2), and therefore Christians must be watchful and ready for the coming of Christ at any moment.
Besides being a time of judgment, it will also be a time of salvation as God will deliver the remnant of Israel, fulfilling His promise that “all of Israel will be saved” (Romans 11:26), forgiving their sins and restoring His chosen people to the land He promised to Abraham (Isaiah 10:27; Jeremiah 30:19-31, 40; Micah 4; Zechariah 13). The final outcome of the day of the Lord will be that “the arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day” (Isaiah 2:17). The ultimate or final fulfillment of the prophecies concerning the day of the Lord will come at the end of history when God, with wondrous power, will punish evil and fulfill all His promises.
THE LOVE OF GOD OUR SAVIOR WILL DELIVER US
Many believers look around the world today and ponder whether these prophetic times will be upon us soon. For the church, it will be a great day indeed. For it is bible based & correct to state that the Day of the Lord will be ushered in by the Rapture of the church.
God has His plan for the earth and His own. Make no mistake: God will execute it according to His revealed will. So that we know the following from scripture:
Until this time of “grace” is over the Holy Spirit (through the True church) restrains evil in the world (2 Thess.2:1-12). The church is empowered to spread the Salvation message of “The Gospel “.
The church is the corporate vessel that The Spirit indwells. Once the church is removed from the earth evil will have its full day in the first stage of a period called “The Day of The Lord”. It is called this because the Lord is suddenly acting on the earth, first in judgment, the darkest time in human history, and then in His sovereign right as King of Kings in His 1000 year rule from Jerusalem. (1 Thess.5:2-4).
These times and seasons leading up to the conclusion of this age of man is NOT for the church. They belong to the “lost” earthly people. The church is looking for Jesus Christ, NOT for times and seasons. The word for “times” in Greek is chronos, from which we get our English word chronology. God’s chronology including “The Day of The Lord” and “The Great Tribulation” is for Israel and the gentiles. (1 Thess.5:1).
The church is not in darkness. We are in the light (1 Thess.5:4-5).
We are not appointed to wrath (1 Thess.5:9).
We are to comfort one another with these truths (1 Thess.5:11).
These things cannot happen until the true church is removed from the earth (2 Thess.2:1-12).
*The Holy Spirit will remain on earth to do the works GOD has ordained but will no longer RESTRAIN EVIL. The calling out of the Church by The Spirit is over and it’s restraining influence over evil in the world as well. It is the time of terrible judgments Christ will send upon the earth.
In Matt.24:14, a message is preached during the entire “Tribulation” period called “The Gospel of The Kingdom”. It is the same message both Jesus and John the Baptist preached to Israel before they rejected Jesus. Once again, IT IS GOD’S MESSAGE TO THE NATION OF ISRAEL FIRST THEN THE GENTILES! And this time God will make it work for the believing remnant as set forth below. (Matt. 4:17).
This is NOT the message we preach. We direct our witness to individuals to come out of this world to Jesus. We do not know the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, but those in the Tribulation will and that is their ministry. It is a ministry rekindled TO ISRAEL. It is for the believing Jewish remnant to do. We, on the other hand preach “The Gospel of Grace”(Matt. 11:28;20:28).
After this event( the rapture of the church) scripture reveals “the man of sin”, The Antichrist, who will come upon the scene arising from the western powers and be possessed by Satan (2 Thess.2:9).
Preceding this will be the falling away of the apostate church (2 Thess.2:3-12) which will enter into the “tribulation” and cozy up to this world ruler in an an unholy union and alliance(Rev.17). This will lead to the world rule of Antichrist and God’s judgments upon the earth culminating with the triumphant return of the Lord to defeat all the world powers(Rev.17:14) and usher in the millennium (Rev.20:1-3).
For the believing Israelite’s it is good news. This terrible time will lead to a revelation of the true Israel, in belief, in the land God granted them. This will happen as a result of God’s actions on their behalf who will deliver them from all their enemies at the conclusion of the great tribulation. The 144,000 of Rev.7:2-4 form the foundation of a new Israel “Born in a day”(Isaiah 66:7-9). Their deliverer will be none other then Jesus Christ, The Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The Old Testament saints will be raised from the dead and they too will complete this miracle promised them by God.
Ample biblical proof exists to conclude that today’s efforts to secure peace and safety for Israel are bound for failure according to God’s revealed will and His plan for humankind(Isaiah:chapters 12-13; Joel 1-15;2:2).
The day of the Lord, in prophetic times, covers the coming tribulation ( Rev.chaps 6-19) and Christ’s reign on David’s throne for 1000 years (Rev.20). It ends at the great white throne judgment of the lost of all ages (Rev.20:11-15) and the ushering in of the new heavens and earth called “the day of God” (2 Pet.10-13)
Let’s take a look at some scripture, directly relating to Israel, that addresses God’s fulfillment of His plan for His chosen people.
In Jeremiah 31:27-40 we see God acting in the affairs of Israel according to His covenants with their forefathers. Prophetically it looks into the future time of the day of the Lord when believing Israel will be regathered from all the nations of the world and God will make a ” new covenant” with them that will never be forgotten (See: Jeremiah 32:37-40; 50:5; Joel 3:1; Isaiah 11:10-12; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Acts 15:15-18).
It is God who will cause Israel’s salvation and bring them peace and security. For Israel will never achieve these goals through the help of worldly powers. They are God’s property now and forever. He is their jealous guarantor, their husband and deliverer. And those nations that she makes deals with will have God to answer to now and at the conclusion of mans age.
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Something to ponder, right? 😉
God bless everyone!
Petition to the United States and the European Union:
We demand that all funding of the PA be stopped immediately. Unity with Hamas led to brutal murders, thousands of rockets and ongoing incitement against Israeli citizens. Prosecuting Israel for “war crimes” is despicable and makes funding the PA against US law.
Let us stand up for Israel. Let us stand up for Truth.
Please consider signing the petition at the top of this post.
God bless you.
I stand with Israel.
Please sign the Jerusalem Declaration to:
Keep Jerusalem United
You will read:
Jerusalem Must Remain the United Capital of Israel
I declare that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish People and support all efforts to maintain and strengthen a united Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.
Every Signature Counts!
Your name will be displayed on the walls of Jerusalem and will be presented to Prime Minister Netanyahu and World Leaders
Article reads as this:
We, the signers of the Jerusalem Declaration, affirm that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish People and the State of Israel. No other national, political or religious entity has a legitimate moral, political or historical claim to Jerusalem as its sovereign capital.
The eternal connection between Jerusalem and the Jewish people is unbreakable. In biblical times (11th century BCE), Jerusalem was established as the capital of Israel by King David. Ever since, there has been a formidable Jewish presence in the city whenever historically possible. The Jewish connection to Jerusalem has been overtly proclaimed throughout the centuries when Jews worldwide declare “Next year in Jerusalem”.
We support free and open access to Jerusalem for all peoples and religions, under the sovereignty of the State of Israel, and reject returning Jerusalem’s status to a divided city, such as existed between 1948 and 1967. During that time, Arabs controlled the eastern section of Jerusalem and forbade non-Muslims from access to holy sites in eastern Jerusalem, including the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.
We therefore want to thank Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, for their strong support in maintaining Jerusalem as our unified capital city under Israeli rule. We urge both Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Barkat, as representatives of the People of Israel, to continue to do everything in their power to maintain and strengthen a united Jerusalem for the benefit of the State of Israel, the Jewish people and the entire world.
We urge world leaders to recognize the unbreakable bond between the Jewish People and Jerusalem and to guarantee that Jerusalem remains the undivided capital of the state of Israel.
Signing this declaration will ensure that your name will be submitted to the White House, the US Congress and other world leaders and that you will get important updates from United with Israel and its affiliates.
“They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.”
That sounds so familiar concerning the current events of this world, doesn’t it?
The entire Gospel of John in The Bible is but a single part of it all…Sacred text…information left for generations concerning today’s world that you don’t have to watch the news to see. Great Truths. It’s been there all along, but maybe now more sought after?
Things are changing in the world today. Planes are vanishing off the radar. With all of the technology and such that we have now, how can this be? This year there has been a bunch of horrible happenings around the globe. Acts of War, horrendous persecutions, Terrorism, so much else.
People are looking for answers. What is really going on?
People of every faith & culture under the sun are wondering. Something’s going on. My husband doesn’t like for me to talk about it. It may seem that when I, or others, speak about all of this, so negative. But, yes, all of these things are negative events. They must be addressed no matter how sour, how unpleasant. It’s true that what happens on a global level can affect our lives on a local scale and in a personal sense.
What do you think?