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The following material is provided for information purposes only.  Any conclusions or opinions formed should be based on the principles as outlined in Acts 17:11. The material is intended for use as a witnessing tool and to keep you informed so you will not be unaware (Luke 21:34) of what is happening according to Scripture’s

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Ezekiel 34:2 “Shepherd, feed the flock”

 

 

 

        A LIFE CHOKED OUT

Just as a noose slowly chokes out your life as you hang on a tree, so also  does your Sin slowly choke out your Spiritual Life from coming to the Lord. (Ref: Gal. 3:13)

 

A BIBLICAL FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING THE 2017 AND 2024 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSES AND WHAT THE ECLIPSES INDICATE COULD BE COMING TO THE UNITED STATES

https://watch.org/node/111110

 

AMERICA’S TEMPORARY PEIR FOR GAZA - WHY THIS IS A DISASTER FOR GAZA AND ISRAEL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NulMWjVC8-U

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN MUSIC VIDEO

 

OH LORD, WE THANK THEE

Jim Reeves

https://youtu.be/hJ_NMNyh6IM

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK When you open your heart to the savior, He opens your mind to the wordOur Daily Bread

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLE SUMMARY

 

·        You can’t unsee it!: Mind blowing double and triple meaning in one resurrection verse

·        Prophetic Pulse: The destruction of Damascus

·        5 Jaw dropping historic evens happening in April

·        RESURRECTED FOR THE PRESENT WORK

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES

'YOU CAN'T UNSEE IT!': MIND-BLOWING DOUBLE AND TRIPLE MEANING IN 1 RESURRECTION VERSE

 

WND – Mar. 28, 2024 -- 'We only need to connect the dots with the rest of the Bible'

 

As millions of believers commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, they may be stunned to learn one of the most famous Bible verses dealing with the event is actually packing additional meanings that make the episode even more spectacular.

 

This according to a Christian author who is shining more light on the content of Scripture.

 

The line in question is from the beginning of the 20th chapter of the Gospel of John where it states: "On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed  from the tomb" (John 20:1 CSB).

 

"On the physical level, most people already understand what's happening in this passage," says Joe Kovacs

 

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"There's a believing woman in the person of Mary Magdalene arriving at the tomb of Jesus early Sunday morning and she sees the rock had been removed from the tomb.

 

"But when we open our spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear, this verse is broadcasting a mind-blowing double and triple meaning that sums up the phenomenal message of the Scripture in one single sentence. Once you understand it, you can't unsee it!"

 

Kovacs says the sentence to focus on is: "She saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb."

 

"Beyond the physical event that everyone already understands, there is a Spirit-based parable message being aired here, and to grasp its meaning, we only need to connect the dots with the rest of the Bible. It's actually quite easy and fun to do."

 

"Let's start with the stone. We all know what a stone is. It's a rock. And who famously is called a rock as well as a stone in the Bible? Yes, it's Jesus Himself!"

 

Just a few of the verses calling Jesus a rock or stone include:

·         "They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer" (Psalm 78:35 NIV).

·         "And who is a rock, except our God?" (Psalm 18:31 NKJV).

·         "that Rock was Christ (1 Corinthians 10:4 KJV).

·         "This Jesus is the stone rejected by you builders, which has become the cornerstone" (Acts 4:11 CSB).

·         "As you come to him, the living Stone(1 Peter 2:4 NIV).

 

Kovacs says the second word to focus on is "tomb."

 

"We all know what a tomb is. It's a grave. It's where dead people are," the author says. "And interestingly, Jesus even likens PEOPLE to tombs at times, especially when He's talking to hypocrites."

 

As He said: "You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of the bones of the dead and every kind of impurity" (Matthew 23:27 CSB).

 

Kovacs says: "On the parable level using God's Spirit, tombs represent evil people. Even the apostle Paul calls our body of flesh the 'body of death'(Romans 7:24 NKJV).

 

"Even though we think we're alive, unless and until we come to God, we're actually the walking dead, and Jesus called people that when He said, 'let the dead bury their dead'" (Matthew 8:22).

 

"So let's connect the dots now. When Mary saw the stone had been removed from the tomb, this is simply another way of saying that Jesus Himself had been removed from the tomb, as in resurrected from the dead! The stone or rock removed from the tomb ultimately refers to Jesus taken away not only from His gravesite but also from His body of death!

 

"To drive this point home, the very next verse of the Bible has Mary uttering these words confirming the thought: 'They've taken the Lord out of the tomb' (John 20:2 CSB).

 

"So yes, there's a secondary meaning in addition to the physical one of merely seeing a solid rock removed from the grave. It is the Ultimate Rock, Jesus, being removed from the tomb. But if that's not enough to astonish you, there's a third meaning as well."

 

The author, known for his "Shocked by the Bible" series, says not only do stones and rocks represent God Himself, they can also represent human people.

 

"Those who read the Bible know it's no secret that Jesus called Simon His apostle 'Peter,' a word meaning 'stone' or 'rock," says Kovacs. "And this stone called Peter can represent all believers who repent of their sins to follow God and feed the sheep, as he was famously told to do in John 21:17.

 

"Scripture also refers to all believing people as 'living stones' in 1 Peter 2:5.

 

"Even in the story of David and Goliath, the shepherd took 'smooth stones' (1 Samuel 17:40) as the weapon to defeat the evil giant, because we the believers are, on the metaphoric level, the fearless smooth stones prepared and polished by God to take on and defeat the evil giant, who is none other than Satan the devil."

 

"So let's again connect the dots from the Gospel of John, keeping in mind that God often is 'declaring the end from the beginning' (Isaiah 46:10 KJV). When the verse says 'the stone had been removed from the tomb,' this is also a prophecy for the future for all people who come to follow God. Because we ourselves are the stones that will be removed from our own personal tomb, our body of death, our grave of perishing flesh. Like Jesus, we will be removed from our grave when we are resurrected from the dead and granted everlasting life!"

 

"Yes, folks. One single verse from the Bible that we've been reading all these years is broadcasting so much more than has ever been trumpeted. It's so much more than just a physical stone being removed from the tomb. It is about the spiritual Rock Jesus being removed the grave 2,000 years ago, as well as all of His other stones, the faithful believers, eventually being removed from our temporary tombs in which we walk around every day.

 

"With ears to hear, the glorious conclusion for your life is no longer hidden. So, when we hear someone say, 'He is risen' (Matthew 28:6), it's not just directly referring to Jesus rising from the dead, it's also alluding to the wondrous immortality for every single person who truly follows Him in order to get out of his or her own tomb."

 

PROPHETIC PULSE: THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS?

Charisma News – Apr. 6, 2024 -- When an Israeli airstrike hit an Iranian compound in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, killing seven high-level military officers, the world knew Israel is willing to escalate its fight to preserve the nation's survival.

As Iran continues backing proxy groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah to conduct warfare against Israel, they have now put the world on high alert, as a retaliatory attack is expected to be imminent.

Over three months ago however, Nephilim expert L.A. Marzulli spoke with Charisma News and warned viewers that according to the Word of God, things might very well escalate to biblical proportions involving the city of Damascus.

"When you look at the prophetic pulse of what's going on in the Middle East, the possibility of Psalm 83, the destruction of Damascus, you know if Israel goes up and destroys Damascus, all hell's going to break loose," says Marzulli.

Why would Israel have a reason to attack Damascus, Syria when it is fighting a war against Hamas, Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed proxy groups, and let's face it, with Iran, just not in conventional terms?

Because, as the Al-Jazeera network reports, there is a heavy presence of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps concentrated in the city.

Marzulli points to the biblical prophecy in Ezekiel 38, and should this be the time we're now living in, for Israel to destroy the city, forces from the East will move in to attack Israel.

"The people aren't just going to sit by," explains Marzulli. "So now, that leads to Ezekiel 38. There's not an Arab in the bunch. That's where Russia and Turkey and the Scythians come in, and that's Afghanistan and Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. That's all coming in from the East. I mean ... that's crazy! Turkey's got one of the largest standing armies in the area. They've got an air force. They are well equipped. They've got boots on the ground. This isn't Hezbollah or Hamas, it's a whole different deal."

It is no secret that Turkey is no friend to Israel.

According to The Times of Israel, "Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Israel on Wednesday [Dec. 6, 2023] that Israel would 'pay a very heavy price' if it attempted to eliminate Hamas members in Turkey."

Well, Israel just proved with the recent airstrike on Damascus that they are willing to cross international borders to eliminate their enemies who would see them destroyed.

"They do not know the Turks. They don't know us... If they commit such a mistake, they should know that they will pay a very heavy price for it," Erdogan continued.

This warning goes hand in hand with what Marzulli says of the situation, minus one extremely significant aspect: the power of God and His hand of protection over Israel.

"We know from Ezekiel 38 that God Himself shows up," he says. "So this is different, but then you plug in the threat of nukes which you got going between Ukraine and Russia, and then you plug in on top of that the whole UFO thing which is the game changer."

"This is the coming Great Deception," Marzulli says.

"If Hezbollah starts firing rockets on Tel Aviv, they're going to go after Damascus," he adds. "They've already told the Iranians, 'You do this, we're going to destroy Damascus.' That's Isaiah 17, 'Damascus has become a ruinous heap.' So then you've got Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, which leads to the Ezekiel 38 war. The question is: Does the church go up before Ezekiel 38 war or during or after? And we don't know. There's difference of opinions, so we don't know."

That, explains Marzulli, is why we wait and listen and watch, just as Jesus instructed His followers to do. No one wants to be one of the virgins who runs out of oil and misses the wedding of the bridegroom.

5 JAW-DROPPING HISTORIC EVENTS HAPPENING THIS APRIL

Charisma News – Apr. 6, 2024 -- This April is chock-full of extraordinary events taking place in a short amount of time.

Some are viewed as prophetic warnings foretelling God's judgment, while others are so bizarre and rare it's hard to say their timing is a coincidence.

As chaos and uncertainty grip the hearts of many around the world, we can take solace and hope in the fact that God is in control of every event scheduled to take place, prophetic or not.

Here are five unusual events taking place in the month of April:

CERN Supercollider Firing on April 8

In their ongoing search for dark matter (or as some believe, opening portals into supernatural dimensions), the scientists in Switzerland at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, are switching on the world's most powerful particle accelerator, and in a recent video posted to YouTube, Jim Staley of Passion for Truth Ministries has some interesting things to say about it.

"A large portion of CERN is located in the territory of Saint Genis Pouilly," says Staley. "In Roman times it was called Apolliacum. The town and a temple were dedicated to Apollyon—the destroyer (Shiva/Horus).

"They tell you it's all for scientific research," he explains. "No, they're looking for the God particle. They want to know what's holding the universe together, and ultimately, they're trying to get into time travel. They want to open up the curtain of what is behind our dimension and get into the multiverse. This is what they're after."

NASA Will Fire 3 Rockets Named After an Egyptian God at the Eclipse

We're at a point in time where real events are so absurd and bizarre that no one would have the imagination to make something like them up.

As the Great American Eclipse is set to take place, NASA will conduct project Atmospheric Perturbations Around The Eclipse Path (APEP). The acronym aligns with the name of the ancient Egyptian serpent god.

"Why in the world would they have to name this mission after an Egyptian god called Apep, which is the nemesis of Ra, the sun god?" Staley asks. "This is the god of destruction and chaos and darkness. So they name this mission after the god of darkness that swallows up Ra the solar god."

That's two references to gods of destruction occurring on the same day. Some may say it's a coincidence; others would say there is no such thing.

The Great American Eclipse of 2024

This is the event that has many rushing to see, with over 1 million people expected to travel to places in the path of the eclipse.

What has drawn the eye of many is that the path of the eclipse forms an X or an aleph over the New Madrid Fault line.

"The last time that we had a comet ... with its two solar eclipses that formed an X over the United States was in 1811, and three months later was the largest continental earthquake in the history of the United States," Staley says. "So large [that] it caused the it caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards and the Liberty Bell rang on the East Coast. This is a serious, serious thing that's happening."

While there are a multitude of signs and biblical reasons that may indicate this is a sign from God for the repentance of the nation, this will not bring about the end of the world as many have feared and wondered.

Planets Align During Solar Eclipse

With all of the hype surrounding the Great American Eclipse, few have discussed this rare celestial event. But on April 8, end-times expert Michael Snyder shared about this occurrence, in which "Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Mars along with the Sun and the Moon all line up through Pisces looking from Jerusalem to the east."

According to the sky-watching site Starwalk, on April 8 "when it gets dark during the day, you'll also see all the planets aligned in the sky! Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus will be lined up along with the eclipsed Sun."

A full daytime alignment of planets visible from the U.S. at the same time as the total solar eclipse? The odds of that being a natural coincidence certainly seem astronomically low.

The 'Cicadas apocalypse' Is Coming

For those who have endured the loud—and often irritating—buzzing of the cicadas when they come up from the ground to mate, this April will see two different broods, the 13-year and 17-year, arise at the same time.

"Billions, even trillions, of cicadas are going to emerge at the same time across 17 states," Chris Simon, a professor in the University of Connecticut's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, told Live Science, according to The U.S. Sun.

That is a lot of cicadas.

What stands out about this event is its rarity. It is reported that the last time the two broods came out at the same time was 221 years ago.

People don't need to run around thinking every single event taking place on Earth is a sign of doom. But as Christians we are called to watch, to be aware and to pay attention to the signs of the times.

So while these extraordinary events take place, try viewing them from a biblical lens. Take time to read through Scripture and see how they line up with the past and if the Lord puts anything on your heart during this exciting season.

RESURRECTED FOR THE PRESENT WORK

By God's grace, we are a new creation—made for good works.

Ephesians 2:1-6

Romans 6:23 tells us that “the wages of sin is death.” In today’s passage, however, Paul tells the Ephesians (and us) that those wages are fully paid.

“You were dead in your offenses and sins,” the apostle writes (v. 1). We might not have realized it, but in reality, we were dead people walking. Thankfully, like the prodigal son’s father (whom we discussed a few days ago), God doesn’t let us remain that way.

Notice how Ephesians 2:4 begins: The two words “But God” should ring joyously in our ears. Our Father, full of mercy and love, “made us alive together with Christ” (v. 5). He raises people today just as He raised Jesus—only we rise from the walking death of sin to new and eternal life.

That reality shines a bright light on all we’ve experienced. In that light we see differently, finally realizing that sin always leads to death, not freedom. We can also act differently. When Jesus said the kingdom of God was at hand, He wasn’t offering information about our future but transformation for our present life. By grace through faith, we become God’s workmanship, walking not in death but in the life of good works He’s prepared for us.

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    WALKING IN LOVE

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love,  as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking,  which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.  Eph. 5:1-5)

 

 

TEMPLE INSTITUTE REVEALS PATH AHEAD FOR RED HEIFER CEREMONY

https://www.charismanews.com/world/94702-temple-institute-reveals-path-ahead-for-red-heifer-ceremony

JOE BIDEN SPARKS FURY BY PROCLAIMING TRANSGENDER VISIBILITY DAY ON EASTER

https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-sparks-fury-proclaiming-easter-transgender-visibility-day-1885302

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN MUSIC VIDEO

 

LORD BE GLORIFIED

The Maranatha Singers

https://youtu.be/3B8bumEC4A8

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.” Anonymous

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLE SUMMARY

 

·        “Jesus is coming quickly

·        Red Heifers and the return of Christ

·        Is  the son of Perdition now being revealed?

·        A Herald of Righteousness

·        RESURRECTED FOR THE PRESENT WORK

 

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JESUS IS COMING QUICKLY

 

This news gives us joy, peace and hope.

Charisma News – Mar. 31, 2024 -- Christians have a foundational truth in their arsenal that puts everything in our lives into perspective. It doesn't make sense to unbelievers, but it is what gives us joy, peace and hope: Jesus is coming back.

"Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle" (2 Thess. 2:15, NKJV).

When it feels like darkness is prevailing and we see bad news everywhere we turn, there is still hope.

Bombarded With Evil

Whenever I look at my phone, I feel as though I am being bombarded with evil. Just look at the movies and television shows that have been released recently, which are targeting the members of Gen Z to literally destroy them. The most degenerate acts—including explicit scenes and every abominable sin the Lord condemns in Leviticus 18—are marketed to an impressionable audience via screens both big and small as good and pleasurable, but they are poison. Meanwhile, children are being indoctrinated with LGBTQ ideology from grade school through college, and it's taking root in their self-identification and behavior.

When our country feels endlessly filled with evil, we begin to ask ourselves when Jesus will come and rectify all this unrighteousness.

Signs of the Times

But we were told these things would happen. God's Word promises there will be a great "falling away"—an apostasy, people turning away from the truth to embrace lies. Nearly 60 years ago, a generation that wanted to take God out of our public discourse succeeded in removing prayer and the Bible from public schools. We have now seen the resulting vacuum filled with gender ideology, critical race theory, the sexualization of our children and more. We see statues of Satan installed in state Capitol buildings; we see celebrities and influencers mocking Jesus and the Christian faith.

It may not feel like it at times, but this is all part of God's perfect plan. He is turning the people who knowingly cause these things over to their own wickedness (Rom. 1:24-32). The current signs of prevailing evil are all signs that Jesus is returning

Getting to Work

"Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming" (2 Thess.2:5-8).

Yes, the Bible promises that lawlessness will abound—but does that mean we should just roll over and watch it happen? No! God commissions us in His Word to keep doing what is right, because Jesus is coming soon. We cannot stand idly by as lawlessness grows. We cannot be passive. We must do all that we can to share the gospel with others, to share the Good News with people who don't yet know the Lord as we expect and look for His return.

"But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Thess. 2:13-14).

Where Our Hope Lies

Jesus Christ has chosen us and called us to walk with Him. Isn't that great news? We do not have to fear that we will be apostate, because God has chosen us from the beginning to be part of His kingdom, and we responded to His call. We do not need to fear the lawlessness of the world—the evil, the sin—because God has grafted us into His family.

We do not have to strive. We do not have to stress. It is not by our own works that we accomplish anything, but by what Christ has done in us. We can find peace and rest knowing that before the beginning of the world, God already knew us and knew we would live in this generation of turmoil.

"Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work" (2 Thess. 2:16-17).

Stand Fast

We have been commissioned to stand fast and hold to what Christ taught (2 Thess. 2:15), to love God and our neighbors as well, even in a turbulent time. Establish yourself in good work. Be kind to one another, admonish one another, love one another. In the words of Allie Beth Stuckey, a millennial who is speaking boldly in her generation, "Do the next right thing in faith, with excellence, and for the glory of God."

Whether you are getting more involved in your local church, volunteering on a service team in your community, leading a Bible study group or getting involved in politics, take courage. We are holding fast to the promise of the Word of God, and we are looking and waiting for Christ's soon return. He is coming quickly. And we can put our hope in this.

"He who testifies to these things says, 'Yes, I am coming soon.' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus" (Rev. 22:20)

RED HEIFERS AND THE RETURN OF CHRIST

Charisma News – Mar. 28, 2024 -- We are witnessing biblical prophecy unfold right before our very eyes, yet far too many Christians remain oblivious to its significance.

The red heifer, a seemingly mundane aspect of ancient Jewish faith, is emerging as a pivotal symbol in the prophetic timeline. While its significance may sound obscure to some, it holds profound implications for believers attuned to the signs of the times.

It's crucial to clarify that Christians do not believe the sacrifice of a red heifer can absolve sins; Jesus' sacrifice alone holds that power. However, according to biblical prophecy, the ceremonial sacrifice of a red heifer in Israel is a precursor to significant end times events.

The imminent sacrifice of a red heifer is not merely a religious ritual; it carries profound eschatological implications. According to the Bible, the ashes of a red heifer are used in purification rituals to consecrate the Jewish people, their priests and the temple. This event, expected to occur soon in Israel, will undoubtedly have global ramifications, potentially livestreamed for the world to witness.

Four red heifers currently meet the purity qualifications for this sacred ceremony and they are being held in an undisclosed location somewhere in the area of Judea and Samaria. Land has been acquired on the Mount of Olives for the sacrifice, aligning with biblical instruction and the recently built altar faces into where the holy of holies is believed to have been located. The significance of these events cannot be overstated, as they align with biblical prophecies regarding the end times.

Scripture provides insight into the significance of these events. In Daniel 9:27, a verse often associated with the Great Tribulation, it is prophesied that sacrifices and offerings will cease. This implies the existence of a Third Temple in which these rituals can occur, paralleling the practices that took place in ancient Israel. The emergence of red heifers and preparations for their sacrifice in Israel align with these prophetic markers and lead to a resumption of temple practices.

However, opposition to these sacred ceremonies is evident. Even Hamas (and the entire Muslim world) recognize the significance of the red heifer and many seek to disrupt it. Why? A significant portion believes that this sacrifice will bring with it the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the retaking of the Temple Mount for the Jewish people along with ushering in the Dajjal (the Islamic version of the Antichrist). This shows just how intense the spiritual warfare surrounding the fulfillment of biblical prophecy is in our modern world.

Amid the chaos and uncertainty of the present age, Christians are called to heed Jesus' admonition to "watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming," (Matt. 24:42). The urgency of these times demands vigilance and discernment, rooted in prayer and scriptural truth. Being ignorant of the times we live in is simply not acceptable for a proclaiming Christian, as we are called to be the salt of the Earth, not the bystanders.

While the exact timeline of end times events remains unknown, believers are urged to remain vigilant, prepared for the imminent return of Christ. As we witness the unfolding of biblical prophecy, we must not be complacent but actively engage in spreading the gospel and building God's kingdom on earth.

The significance of the red heifer in Bible prophecy cannot be understated. It serves as a tangible reminder of the unfolding of God's divine plan and the imminence of Christ's return. As we navigate these tumultuous times, may we remain steadfast in faith, watching and praying as we await the culmination of God's redemptive purposes in history.

IS THE SON OF PERDITION NOW BEING REVEALED?

Charisma News – Feb. 29, 2024 -- "Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2 Thess. 2:3-4, NKJV).

When the Antichrist or the "son of perdition" is revealed, there will first be a worldwide falling away from God. We have seen this increasing even now among those who call themselves Christian. For billions of people to welcome this leader and believe his lies will require a massive change in the world's attitude toward God, the Bible, Christians and the Jewish people.

On Oct. 7, 2023, we witnessed a spirit of hatred and antisemitism that we have not seen since Hitler and the Nazis during World War II. Thousands of Christians are being murdered all over the world and for the most part, the news media is silent about it. Once an anti-God mentality dominates society, the world will be prepared to receive the Antichrist. Paul says the man of sin or son of perdition will then be revealed.

Jesus said in Matthew 24:4b, "Take heed that no one deceives you." The apostle Paul is warning believers not to be deceived about what will happen in the last days—before Christ's return. The world is being prepared or primed for this world leader's domination. The media and social media have been feeding people narratives that sound good, correct and compassionate. Yet many of these narratives are false and actually sow anger, hatred and intolerance into the hearts and minds of the people.

For now, this man of sin is concealed. It's interesting that his title in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 is the son of perdition. The only other reference to the son of perdition in Scripture is in John 17:12, where it refers to Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus.

Second Thessalonians 2:4 states that when the son of perdition is revealed he will begin to "[exalt] himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." He will come as an angel of light—a so-called savior to the world.

This is exactly what Lucifer attempted to do in Isaiah 14:13-14 (KJV), which says, "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."

We also know that Satan will completely dominate or possess this world leader. Many scholars believe he will enter a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem, where he will declare himself to be God incarnate. Some speculate that this man will be Jewish in order to be accepted by the Jews. The Scripture isn't clear on this.

Second Thessalonians 2:9 states that the son of perdition will use supernatural signs and wonders to try to prove he is God. It reads, "Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders." Jesus warns us in Matthew 24:24 about the last days. He says, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." People will be so amazed at his feats that they will follow him. In the world's eyes, his signs will look extraordinary. Could this be with the help of AI?

The good news is the gospel is still being preached, people are recommitting their lives to Jesus Christ and becoming soul winners, many are praying and fasting for others and examining their lives to walk in a way worthy of our Lord and Savior. Young people across the world are also waking up and getting saved and becoming radically on fire for God! Barna surveys are reporting that Gen Z (13-17-year-olds) are motivated to continue learning about Jesus. In Oct. 2022, a Barna survey of 2,000 U.S. adults stated that 3 out of 4 (74%) say they want to grow spiritually, 77% say they believe in a higher power and nearly half (44%) say they are more open to God today than before the pandemic.

Share God's love and truth with others at every opportunity. Make yourself available and ready to minister to a lost and dying world. Tell people about Jesus. Do not fear man, but fear God.

Int. Info Note: HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS! 2 Thes. 2:7 states that “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains (The Church) will do so until He  is taken out of the way (The Rapture).  The “Man of Perdition” will not be revealed and come on the scene until after the Church is gone! The “Church” is no longer mentioned in Scripture after Revelation, Chapter 3.

 

A HERALD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

 

2 Peter 2:5 “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;”

 

Creation Moments – Jul. 5, 2022 -- In 2 Peter 2:5, the apostle remarks, almost parenthetically, that “[God] did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly.” Noah was a herald of righteousness—someone proclaiming the Good News!

 

Building the Ark was very public. We can conjecture that Noah could have contracted labor and materials, and so there would have been conversations. Peter labeled Noah as a herald of righteousness was made under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, so he must be referring to actual utterances or conversations, even though these are not reported in Genesis.

 

What could this message of righteousness have been? We know, from the account of Noah’s drunkenness in Genesis 9, that he was not a perfect man. But Hebrews 11 reminds us that Noah “became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith” (Hebrews 11:7). His righteousness came by faith. But what was the source of that faith? Scripture does indeed record this; in Genesis 6:8 we read “Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD” (Genesis 6:8). To summarize, Noah was saved by grace, through faith. And that is how people are saved today.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

 

That is the Good News, of which all we believers should be heralds.

 

RESURRECTED FOR THE PRESENT WORK

By God's grace, we are a new creation—made for good works.

Ephesians 2:1-6

Romans 6:23 tells us that “the wages of sin is death.” In today’s passage, however, Paul tells the Ephesians (and us) that those wages are fully paid.

“You were dead in your offenses and sins,” the apostle writes (v. 1). We might not have realized it, but in reality, we were dead people walking. Thankfully, like the prodigal son’s father, God doesn’t let us remain that way.

Notice how Ephesians 2:4 begins: The two words “But God” should ring joyously in our ears. Our Father, full of mercy and love, “made us alive together with Christ” (v. 5). He raises people today just as He raised Jesus—only we rise from the walking death of sin to new and eternal life.

That reality shines a bright light on all we’ve experienced. In that light we see differently, finally realizing that sin always leads to death, not freedom. We can also act differently. When Jesus said the kingdom of God was at hand, He wasn’t offering information about our future but transformation for our present life. By grace through faith, we become God’s workmanship, walking not in death but in the life of good works He’s prepared for us.

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SECTION II - SPECIAL ARTICLES/ BOOK REVIEWS

IN THIS SECTION:

·        WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE?  (WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS)

·        WHAT’S IN A NAME?

·        "BOB PIERCE - THIS ONE THING I DO" - A BOOKREVIEW/SUMMARY

·        "THE HIDDEN CODES OF THE BIBLE" - A BOOK REVIEW/SUMMARY

·        "SIGNS OF THE TIME” - A BOOK REVIEW/SUMMARY

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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE?

 

By D.E. Davis

 

For Christians, we are told in Scripture in 2Cr 5:8 that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. For those who turn away from God, we are told that they are eternally separated from God and go to a place called Hell.  Rev 14:11 says that the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever.

 

The question that everyone ponders is: What really happens after we die? Do we just lay dormant until the Lord takes us to be with him or until judgement is handed out at the Great White Throne as called out in Rev. 20:11? Are we conscience? Do we feel, touch, think, recognize loved ones, know what is happening around us? All questions that we have ask ourselves, no doubt, at some time in our life.

 

My own personal review of the Scriptures has led me to believe that after we die, even though our body may be dead and buried, our Spirit is alive and fully conscience. Chuck Missler likens this state of conscienceness to the software that runs the Computer; once the hardware goes, the software remains intact and available for further applications.

 

There are two illustrations in the Bible that makes it clear as to what happens after death, when we're in the spirit.

 

The first one is illustrated in the Luke account of Lazarus and the rich man in Chapter 16. After death, Lazarus, a man of God, is escorted into Abraham’s Bosom, a holding compartment in Hell for the Believers prior to the Cross. The non-believing rich man was "buried" and went into a separate compartment in Hell (Hades), apart from Abraham’s Bosom, where he was in Torment according to Scripture. Both were in a Spirit state; yet by the account, they could see each other and speak to each other.

 

The second account is in Revelation, where John is taken (in the Spirit) to Heaven to see those things that shall come to pass prior to the return of Jesus Christ to the Earth, or Second Coming (not the Rapture).

 

I had to conclude from the study, based on the following Scripture, that all of the senses we have here on earth will be with us throughout eternity, even unto death.

 

·         THE ABILITY TO LOOK/SEE - Luke 16:23;Rev. 1:12;4:1,4; 5:1,2; 6:1,2,8,9; 7:1,2; 8:2; 9:1,17; 10:1,5; 13:1,2,3;14:1,6; 15:1,2; 16:13; 17:3,6; 18:1; 19:11,17,19; 20:1,4,11,12; 21:1,2,22; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO HEAR - Rev. 1:10; 4:1; 5:11; 6:1,3,5,6,7; 7:4; 9:13,16; 10:4,8; 12:10; 14:2,13; 16:1,5,7; 18:4; 19:1,6; 21: 3; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO BEHOLD ( to obtain knowledge of: understand: perceive) - Rev. 5:6,11; 6:5,8,12; 7:9; 8:13; 13:11

·         THE ABILITY TO REASON - Luke 16:30

·         THE ABILITY TO CRY (even though there will be no more crying in Heaven) - Rev. 5:4,5; Luke 16:24

·         THE ABILITY TO SPEAK - Rev. 5:13; 10:9; 21:6,15; Luke 16:24, 29,30,31

·         THE ABILITY TO FEEL/TOUCH - Luke 16:23, 24,25

·         THE ABILITY TO REMEMBER - Luke 16:25

·         THE ABILITY TO WONDER - Rev. 17:6

·         THE ABILITY TO WRITE - Rev. 1:11; 10:4; 19:9

·         THE ABILITY TO QUESTION - Rev. 7:13

·         THE ABILITY TO TAKE (THE BOOK/ROD) - Rev. 10:8,9,10

·         THE ABILITY TO FALL (ON KNEES) - Rev. 19:10; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO STAND - Rev. 13:1

·         THE ABILITY TO WORSHIP - Rev. 19:10; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO PERFORM TASKS - Rev. 11:1

 

God has promised in 1 Thess 4:16 and 1 Cor. 15:52,53 that one day, we shall be reunited with Him in body and will be transformed and conformed to Him - in the twinkling of an eye. We are also told in Scripture that we shall see Him face to face- see the Lamb that was slain for you and me. We know by His Word, that we will Praise Him, Worship Him and Rule with Him.

 

One thing in the study that I found extremely fascinating was the difference in treatment between Lazarus and the non-believing rich man. Scripture says that Lazarus was escorted to Heaven by an Angel, but there is no indication in Scripture about how the rich man arrived at Hell. Could it be that God had a specific purpose why He chose not to tell us in Scripture?

 

Finally, knowing that others may have varying interpretations of these Scriptures, I strongly urge you to review the Scriptures yourselves to determine what you find as the truth according to God’s Word.

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

 

For those who wish you had some other name because you don't like the name you were given, you had better think twice.  It is most likely that the name your parents picked out for you was not their choice but God's choice.  Let’ s face it, the word of the Lord is true.  That's why in Eph. 1:4, God proclaimed that He had chosen us from before the very beginning of the world.

 

If you follow the Genealogy of Adam in Genesis, Chapter 5 (*) you will receive an insight into what importance God put in names - It's an exciting message:

 

Genealogy              Meaning

Adam                     Man

Seth                        Appointed

Enosh                     Mortal

Kenan                    Sorrow

Mahalalel              The blessed God

Jared                      Shall come down

Enoch                    Teaching

Methuselah           His Death shall bring

Lamech                 The Despairing

Noah                      Rest, Comfort

 

Now let us look at God’s Plan for Redemption:

 

"Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest."

 

Let us now look at the Genealogy of Abraham (*):

 

Genealogy            Meaning

Abraham               Predestination

Isaac                      Called

Jacob                      Justified

Joseph                   Glorified

 

(*) Source: Chuck Missler’s Briefing package: “A Walk Thru the Bible”

 

WELL YOU SAY! BUT THAT WAS ALL OLD TESTAMENT AND WOULDN'T BE APPLICABLE FOR TODAY - WOULD IT?

 

Well, let us see.................. As a Christian, did God not choose you by name at the same time he chose Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph - before the very foundation of the world?  If God had a purpose for their name, would you expect anything less for your name since He chose you at the same time?

 

As a Christian, You ought to thank God daily that you, by your given name, was written in the Lamb's book of life before the very foundation of the world and that you will be a partaker in all the promises  of Rev 21:27.

 

Within the last couple of years, researchers have found many startling discoveries through the use of super computers, specifically, hidden codes that God supernaturally placed within the Hebrew text of the Bible.  Over 2000 years ago, the names of historical and current leader’s names were placed in the Bible. Such names as Adolph Hitler, Eichmann, Arafat, Peres, Rabin, Rabin's murderer Amir, Ben-Zion Netanyahu, Saddan Hussein, George Bush, Schwarzkoph, Peter Arnet (CNN), Timithy McVeigh, Bill Clinton.

 

Do you think that God would limit His calling out to just those who had a highly visible historical impact on this world?  There is no doubt that He had a purpose in doing this, if nothing else, just to get your attention that He is the Creator; that He alone knows the beginning from the end.

 

It is my firm belief that as we advance further with our computer technology and peel back the layers of the Hebrew text of the scriptures, we will make many more startling and exciting discoveries.  One being that God has written each and every one of our names in His Word.

 

HERE IS WHAT GOD SAID: Isaiah 66:22 "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain."

 

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW by D. E. Davis (September 1997)

 

BOB PIERCE -"THIS ONE THING I DO"

 

By Franklin Graham with Jeanette Lockerbie

 

 

It is amazing the worlds that open up to an individual, once the Power of the Holy Spirit comes upon him. Just three years ago, where once I was blind to Missions, to all the inspired men and women God has called to service and the multitude of people all over the world who have been saved, new worlds are ever opening to me to see how awesome the power of God is in our Christian lives.

 

 

Such was the power and strength of faith Bob Pierce had in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It is difficult for me to even attempt  to assess where God has put Bob along with other past great men of the faith, but from what I read about his life with Christ, he certainly had his eyes focused on Jesus!  I personally feel inadequate and humbled to even put in words, my thoughts about this man.  Bob was a man Blessed by God.  I feel sad that I never had an opportunity to know him, but look forward to meeting him one day in heaven.

 

If ever there was a verse of scripture that represented Bob Pierce, it had to be the title of this book as taken from Philippians 3:13,14 ".......this one thing I do,....I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ."

 

Bob was raised in Los Angeles and at the age of 12, gave his life to Christ and was baptized in the Nazarene Church. "God simply called me to give my heart to Jesus, and I followed Him."  He died in 1978 of leukemia but lived his life for Christ in between in between those dates as if Christ was coming tomorrow and he still had to witness to the whole world before dawn broke.  Throughout his career, he dedicated his life mainly to Missions and over the years was responsible for founding such World re-noun programs as "World Vision", an organization dedicated to meeting the emergency needs in crisis areas such as Korea after the Korean war.  During that time of need, he established  a Korean Orphanage, serving over 30 thousand Korean war orphans.  Bob was also responsible for starting the World re-noun Korean Orphan's Choir.  As an outgrowth of "World Vision" he founded "World Medical Mission" which covered all emergency medical needs in countries all over the world which had no medical facilities.  He was also founder of "Samaritan's Purse" and organization dedicated to funding World emergency need, no matter where they were.  These organizations are still meeting the needs of those in crisis today.

 

If his work through these organizations was not enough, he became a United Nations War Correspondent during World War II; was Co-founder for "Youth for Christ"; and became a Motion Picture producer/Radio program host, author and a lecturer, but first and last, he always considered himself an evangelist! Even though Bob knew that he was "extraordinarily gifted by God, he was never impressed with himself - he considered himself just an earthly vessel, available at all times for the exclusive use of the Lord".

 

In his own words, he had "many flaws, failings but had abundant faith in God who lives and cares about people."

 

If I had to pick four areas of the Christian life that I feel truly represented Bob Pierce, they would be 1) Unwavering Faith, 2) Compassion for others, 3) Obedience to God and 4) Commitment to accomplish the Will of God in his life.

 

From the Beginning, Bob knew his calling was for Missions to the Asian Countries.  His first mission led him through Hawaii to Hong Kong and eventually to China.  Getting to China was his first big test of faith - he had no money, even for the first leg to Hawaii.  Bob held the opinion that God knows ones needs already and if He has called you to a task, He will provide and enable you - just move out! He did just that and went to the L.A. airport that day without any money in his pocket.  His faith paid off as God provided the funding for each leg of his trip just at the moment he needed it.  This was the norm rather  than the exception throughout his career as an evangelist. What ever it was, where ever it was, if God called, Bob would act no matter what the circumstance......he knew that God would always provide.....and He did!

 

Bob had a compassion for the spiritually and physically suffering of the world.  "He was the friend of the little people, the forgotten, the hurting, the maimed, the unheard and the unsung".  Bob's theme was "Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God". It was Bob's personal belief that "wherever you find men and women who really love Jesus Christ, you find the compassion of Christ spilling out of them to meet human need." Over the years World Vision, Samaritan's Purse and other organizations like them; one in particular, Mission Aviation Fellowship Pilots (MAF), who flew Missionaries around the world in crisis situations, helped so many helpless and needy men, women and children. They knew first hand the healing power of God.

 

Bob dared it all to be obedient to the Lord's call.  Once he had in focus the mission that God wanted him to accomplish, he followed in Faith to bring the unsaved to Christ.  It was his opinion that " If you are an ambassador, act like one!"- no matter where you are. Bob would bring to memory how other great men of Faith were obedient even in the face of death.  During World War II, a young South Korean Pastor, Mr. Im was mistaken for a North Korean Communist and imprisoned.   During his internment, he would go around camp singing "Jesus Loves Me" and other Christian songs.  He not only uplifted and inspired other fellow Christian prisoners to come together, he brought many more to Christ.  Together he and another prisoner, Chaplain Voelkel, established a Bible Study where over 6,000 prisoners finished a six month Bible Study.  Six Hundred (600) of those finishing the Bible Study  became pastors and came back to Korea to preach the Gospel.  In another instance, he related how a Korean school teacher was put to death in front of his students because of his faith and obedience to the Lord.

 

To be an ambassador for the Lord "is one of the greatest things that could ever have happened to anyone - to let God put a fish hook into you so deep that there is no way of ever getting off the hook."

 

 "Bob did one thing all of his life, and that was to lead people to the foot of the Cross where they would put their faith in a risen Lord Jesus Christ.  He lived every minute completely amazed that God could use him.  No matter how much he was able to do in how many places, it was never enough."  This was the kind of commitment Bob made to Jesus; "to commit yourself, give yourself away to God irrevocably, forever.  Say to Him, go ahead and burn me up. Spend me. Eat me up.  Use me for you Glory." And that's exactly what he did.

 

Being a man of God was not always easy for Bob and he paid a high price.  In one measure or another he had to forsake his wife, his family, his Mother and Father, his brothers and sisters and other worldly possessions to follow Jesus.  He not only lost his health, he lost his Daughter, Sharon, to death.

 

Committing your life to Christ in a Godless society is never easy; many times you feel like you may be the only one putting your life, your self image, your social acceptance on the line.  As Bob came to realize, ".  Someone has to go and pay that humiliating price of literally letting your ego be stomped on- not just pushed in and suppressed, but laid out there for people to stomp on.  We need to do this by the grace of God with love and patience: sow the seed on rocky soil, nurture it, and maybe never be applauded."

 

Committing your life to Christ really comes down to this; What really matters

to you in Life?

 

On his death bed in the City of Hope, Bob left us this one message - "I don't care what you have attempted. What you have succeeded at, or what has been your work in Christ's name while you are here on earth - only one thing matters when you have reached the last step before you go to stand before Christ:

 

- Did you tell men and women who Jesus is?

- Did you bring them to some comprehension of His redeeming love?

- Did you make it plain to them that He alone can pay their way to heaven throughout His atoning death on the cross?"

 

Such was the life of a man of God, Bob Pierce.

 

 

 

HIDDEN CODES OF THE BIBLE

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ACT 17:11 - Exhorts you to daily review the scriptures to see if what is being said is true

 

References:           Grant R. Jeffrey - "The Signature of God"- RECOMMENDED READING

Other reading:      "The Hebrew Factor" by Yacov Rambsel

                                                Prepared by D. E. Davis

 

Daniel 12: 4 - "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."

 

Here is undeniable proof, the third in the series, that every word, every letter and every punctuation in Bible text was put their by the inspiration of God.  It gives new meaning to the words "increase knowledge".  It's just one of the many signs, and without a doubt, the most exciting revelation that God said he would reveal to man in the "end time".   As you will see, God has put his signature throughout the Bible, has revealed History before it ever happened, all through hidden codes that were supernaturally placed into text which was written over 2,000 years ago; which could only be found with today's computer technological advances.  The codes are found in what scholars call "Equidistant Letter Sequences" or ESL.  That is, each sequential letter in an encoded word or phrase was found the same distance apart numerically; The exact interval designed by God.

 

Actually, the discovery of hidden codes in scripture dates back to before WWI and it was not until 1988 that the use of computers were able to detect a significant amount of coding in scripture.  Since then, the research that Grant Jeffrey and others have done has just exploded and new discoveries are happening every day.

 

Here is a summary of what has been found and outlined in Grant's book, referenced above.  It is my understanding that he is in the process of writing another book to tell what he has found subsequent to "The Signature of God".

 

Luke 21:15 - " For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay (refute) nor resist."

 

Proverbs 25:2 - "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter."

 

THE SIGNATURE OF GOD

 

What follows is what most of the human race would find hard to believe.  It unfathomable to think that the Hebrew Bible, containing 304,805 Hebrew letters, written by 40 individuals could contain hidden messages that if one letter was taken out of the text, one word was removed, the hidden message could not be revealed......yet the message has been sustained for over 2,000 years and has been revealed to man just as Jesus said it would be.  Jesus has actually placed His name and other messages about Himself into text which proves he is the creator of all; King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

 

GOD'S SIGNATURE

God has personally signed scriptures throughout the Old and New Testaments in various ways.  For example in the Old Testament, he has encoded his name, Jesus, in the following scripture:

 

 

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM ANCIENT TIMES UNTIL TODAY

God has also encoded unbelievable detail about many of the things we read about and which touch our lives daily.  For example, he outlines:

 

PLACES AND THINGS

·         Gen. 2: 4-10  - The key word "Eden" was spelled out sixteen (16) times in the span of 379 Hebrew letters.  The letters were all equidistant from each other.

·         Gen. 2  - In this chapter which deals with the garden of Eden, scientists found encoded in the Hebrew text, Twenty-five (25) names of trees that were in the

Garden of Eden.

·         Gen. 1:1 - Starting with the first appearance of the Hebrew letter "Tav", the word "Torah" was found every 50th letter.

·         Ex. 1: 1 - Again, starting with the first appearance of the letter "Tav" and counting every 50th letter, the word "Torah" was spelled. Num./Deut. - In the book of Numbers the word "Torah" was found spelled backwards every 50th letter.  In the book of Deuteronomy, "Torah" was found again spelled backwards, but this time every forty-ninth (49) letter.

 

NAMES AND EVENTS

·         Holocaust

·         Deut. 10: 17-22 - Beginning with the second to last appearance of the Hebrew letter "bet" in this passage, they found every Thirteenth (13) letter, the phrase "b'yam marah Auschwitz" which means "in the bitter sea of Auschwitz."   Also encoded in this passage were the names of the other Nazi Concentration camp, "Belsen".

·         Deut. 33:21 - Beginning with the letter (resh) that appeared in the Hebrew word "Yisreal," and counting every twenty-second (22) letter from the left to right they found the phrase "re'tzach alm" discribing the Holocaust, which when translated, means "a people cry murder, slaughter."

 

·         Adolph Hitler

·         Deut. 10: 17-22 - The word "Hitler" spelled out in Hebrew was found every twenty-second (22) letter.

·         Deut. 33:16 - Beginning with the first appearance of the Hebrew letter "mem" and every two hundred and forty-sixth (246) letter from left to right you find that the coded letters spelled out the phrase, "Melek Natzim," which translates as the "king of the Nazis."

 

·         Eichmann

·         Deut. 32:52 - Beginning with the appearance of the first letter (aleph) and counting from left to right every six hundred and seventy (670) letters, the name "Aik'man" is spelled, which is the Hebrew form of the name "Eichmann."

 

·         Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

·         "Sadat occurred together with the name of the leader of the Moslem  Brotherhood assassinating team that killed him.......it contained the year of his assassination, 1981,  and the words "president," "gunfire," "shot'" and 'Murder".

 

·         Desert Storm

·         Beginning in Gen. 1:7 and continuing through the rest of Genesis, Grant Jeffrey indicated at the Prophesy Conference in Irvine,Ca. on 27 Sept. 1996 that they had recently found information in hidden code in scripture relating to Desert Storm.  I believe more details will be available in Grant's next book.

 

·         The French Revolution

·         Gen. 39,41 - "Another passage in the Book of Genesis revealed a cluster of encoded words that deals with the French Revolution.  The following words are clustered ogether" "Mapecha HaSarfatit" which spells "the French Revolution" in Hebrew, "Louis," the name of the French king, and the word "Beit (house of Bourbon,") his royal dynasty.  In the same cluster were the following words:  "Hamarseilles" (the name of the French anthem) and the word "Bastillia" (the infamous French prison for political prisoners........"

 

OTHER HISTORICAL INFORMATION

·         Word pairs - "In their initial experiment, .......the scientists arbitrarily chose three hundred (300) Hebrew word-pairs that were logically related in meaning, such as hammer and anvil, or tree and leaf, or man and woman." ".....the researchers were astonished to find that every single word-pair had been located in Genesis in close proximity to each other."

 

·         King David's Ancestors

·         Gen. 28 - " Every one of the five Hebrew names of these ancestor of King

David     (Pharez, Zerah, Boaz, Obed, Jesse) were found encoded at forty-nine (49) letter intervals, hidden within the text of Genesis 38".

·         Famous Jewish Rabbi -  "The Jewish people celebrate the memory of their famous sages by commemorating their date of death.  Incredibly, the computer program found every single one of the sixty-six names of these famous rabbis embedded in the text of Genesis paired at significantly close proximity with their actual date of birth or their date of death."

 

IS THE HEBREW BIBLE UNIQUE TO GOD' S INSPIRED EMBEDDED CODES?

Grant points out that "The researchers attempted to reproduce these results by running the computer program on other religious Hebrew texts outside the Bible, including the Samaritan Pentateuch. .......the researchers could not detect word pairs in the Samaritan Pentateuch or any other Hebrew text outside the Bible.  In fact, an exhaustive analysis reveals that no other Hebrew text outside the Old testament contains these mysterious codes, not even the Hebrew apocryphal books written during the four hundred years before the birth of Christ"

 

A WORD OF CAUTION

"No one can search the Torah using these codes to foretell future events.  The reason is that it is impossible to extract the encoded information unless you already know what the future facts are."  "The prophet Isaiah warned against false prophets and declared that only God can Prophesy  future events accurately

(Isa. 46: 9,10).

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"Computer tapes are now available so that anyone with a computer can personally verify the existence of these codes beneath the text of the Scriptures.

 

As Christians, we can stand firm in the word and shout for joy.  God has given us "the words and the wisdom that none of our adversaries will be able to refute or contradict", no matter how much they try!

 

PRAISE THE LORD!

 

 

 

SIGNS OF THE TIME

 

 

References:           Grant R. Jeffrey - "The Signature of God"- RECOMMENDED READING

                                               

Prepared by D. E. Davis

June 10, 1997

 

Prelude

 

How do we know that Jesus is the one true God when there are so many religions, cultures and cults that claim that they serve the one true god?  How about Buddha, Allah?

 

Scripture says that God alone knows the beginning from the end.  The way that God establishes His authority is through Biblical Prophesy.  There are over 500 prophesies that were prophesied over 2,000 years ago that have all come to pass.  There are still some Old Testament that have yet have to be fulfilled (Daniel Ezekiel), but there has never been an event prophesied that has not come to pass in it’s time. 100% accuracy tells us that the God of the Bible is the only true God.  No one else in the history of the world, living or dead, can make this claim.

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In Matthew 24:3, just before Jesus' ascension into heaven, the disciples of Jesus ask Him what would be the sign of His second coming.  Over the centuries various groups have attempted to guess when Christ would return to the earth to claim His inheritance as promised throughout scripture.  As we know, no one has been right yet!.  God clearly states in Matthew 24:36 that no man, not even the angels, know the day or the time when Christ will return. Only God the Father knows.

 

This summary is clearly not another attempt to forecast this event.  This summary does, however, attempt to provide an awareness of what is happening around you so that you will not be caught unaware. (Ref. Luke 21:34 and Matthew. 24:42).

 

ACT 17:11- Exhorts you to daily review the scriptures to see if what is being said is true.

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----------------------THE SIGNS OF THE TIME-------------------

 

Grant Jeffrey has done a wonderful job of providing critical information about events that are happening in this generation that all Christians need to know;  Events that were prophesied over 2,500 years ago.  Approximately 90% of the material contained herein was extracted and summarized from Grant's book.  I highly recommend reading this book as it contains so much more that you will want to know.

 

THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL

The rebirth of Israel was prophesied in several scriptures throughout the Bible.  Isaiah 66: 8 predicted that Israel would be born again in "one" day.   Ezekiel 4:3-6 and  Levitcus 26:18 foretold the exact number of days that it would take Israel to re-establish themselves as a nation in the last days. ( The exact calculation can be found in Grant Jeffrey's book referenced above). On May 14, 1948, the Jews proclaimed their independence of the reborn state of Israel.....The exact day that was predicted over twenty-five (25) centuries ago.......No other ancient nation ever ceased to exist for a period of centuries and then returned to take its place on the stage of world history."

 

PRESENT ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

In Psalms 83:2-8, God inspired King David to predict that upon Israel's rebirth as a nation it would be immediately surrounded by their enemies.  The modern names of those nations named in scripture include Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria....the nations that have now joined the Palestinians in their attempt to destroy Israel.

 

In Gen. 12: 3,  God has promised to punish those nations that come against Israel.  "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."

 

RESTORATION OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE

When Israel was captured by Nebuchadnezzar in approx. 562 B.C., Israel was no longer allowed to speak the Hebrew language, but had to learn the language of the Chaldeans.  The Lord predicted, however, through Zephaniah 3:9, that he would restore a pure language to Israel so that they may "serve him with one consent".  It was in the early part of this Century that the Hebrew language was revived from the dead language.  Today, Hebrew is a living language to over 5 million Israelis.

 

THE FERTILITY OF ISRAEL

In  Isaiah 27:6; 35:7 and Joel 2:23, the Lord prophesied through these prophets that the deserted, unproductive, barren land of Israel would once again become productive in the last days and that Israel would experience tremendous increases of rain.  Ever since Israel has returned to the land, they have flourished in the land and now supply over 90 percent of the citrus fruit consumed in Europe.  Rainfall has increased by more than "10 percent every decade for the last century and Israel has planted in excess of two hundred (200) million trees and transformed the complete environment of the Promised Land."  According to the United Nations, Israel is now "the most agriculturally efficient land on earth."

 

THE UNWALLED CITY

Ezekiel 38:11 speaks of the future invasion of Gog and Magog (Russia) saying "And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of un-walled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls and having neither bars nor gates". Grant explains that "even army bases and Israel's settlements in the West Bank and Gaza have no walls today.........How could Ezekiel have known twenty-five centuries ago that the development of modern weapons such as bombs, airplanes and missiles, would have made walls and gates irrelevant for defensive purposes in the last days.  In the ancient past even small villages as well as cities depended on walls for defense against invading armies."

 

PLANS FOR REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE

Revelations 11:1, 2 foretells of Israel rebuilding the Temple in the last days.  There is much controversy between the Israelis and the Muslim's because the Dome of the Rock (Al-Aqsa Mosque) it is believed, sits on the very spot where the Temple is suppose to be built.  In recent years, however, aerial Infra-red photography shows that this may not be the case.  Ezekiel 44:14-18, tell about the sacred vessels and linen robes that must be used in the Temple.  "The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has already prepared over 75 of the objects, vessels, and linen garments required for future Temple service.......over 500 men from the tribe of Levi have already been trained to fulfill the duties of Temple worship and sacrifice."

 

Update:

Just recently in the Washington Post on May 28, 1997, it was reported that a 10 month old  heifer named "Melody" is the first red heifer to be born in Israel in over 2,000 years.  "In ancient times, the ashes of a red heifer were mixed with spring water to purify high priests before they entered the Temple."

 

THE REBUILDING OF BABYLON

We know that the old city of Babylon (now called Iraq) will be built again in the end times because Isaiah 13:6, 19 foretells of its destruction.  In Isaiah 34:8-10 it is prophesied that the rebuilt City of Babylon will burn for ever.

 

"As unlikely as it seems, the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein has spent over one billion dollars rebuilding the ancient city of Babylon and intends that it will become the center of their future renewed Babylonian Empire.  Interestingly, the whole city of Babylon was built over an underground lake of asphalt and oil."

 

THE ANOINTING OIL

The prophet Daniel prophesied in Dan. 9:24 that the when Jesus returns, that the most Holy of Holies will be anointed with the anointing oil.  "One of the five ingredients, afars' mon, was thought lost forever, when the Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70 and the only two groves of afars'mon trees in existence were burned

to the ground.  Incredibly, several years ago, archeologists in Israel found a clay flask buried near the Dead Sea caves filled with the ancient oil of anointing.  Scientists confirmed that the oil is two thousand years old and is composed of the precise ingredients described in Exodus 30:25,26."

 

 PESTILENCE/FAMINES/EARTHQUAKES

Matthew 24:7 prophesied that in the last days "For nation shall rise against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes, in divers (various) places."  Grand Jeffrey writes regarding these matters:

·         Pestilence - In 1991, the Central Intelligence Agency produced a report which "concluded that up to 75% of the population of Africa living in the area south of the Sahara Desert may become infected with AIDS over the next 12 years.  This will mean the death by AIDS of over three hundred million people in       Africa alone.  In July 1991, the South African Medical Journal reported that a staggering 47% of black male and female blood donors tested positive for AIDS during 1989."

 

In Nov. 1996, the Associated Press reported that "Sexually transmitted diseases are diagnosed 12 million times a year in the United States - including a staggering 3 million cases among teen-agers".

·          Famine - The United Nations today "claim that over thirty million in Africa are now at risk of dying from the most devastating famine in this century.  The UN estimates that one billion people are in danger of starvation while another billion lack proper nutrition.  North American food reserves (grain and corn) are at the lowest level in sixty years."

·         Major killer earthquakes – “Major Killer earthquakes (7.2 or greater on the Richter scale) occurred only once per decade throughout history until our century.  However, since A. D. 1900, the growth in major earthquakes has been  relentless.  From 1900 to 1949 it averaged three major quakes per decade.  From 1949 the increase became awesome with 9 killer quakes in the 1950's; 13 in the 1960's; 56 in the 1970's and an amazing 74 major quakes in the 1980's.   Finally, in the 1990's, at the present rate, we will experience 125 major killer quakes in this decade."

 

WORLD WIDE COMMUNICATION

In Revelation 11:9,10, it is prophesied that during the tribulation period, the antichrist will have the two witnesses that God sent killed and their bodies will lay in the street for three and a half days while the whole world watches.

 

Did not the whole world watch Desert Storm on CNN television?  With all the technological advances in telecommunications, including the recent opening of the World Wide Net to our computer industry, any event happening in any part of the world can now be viewed while it is happening.  The prophesy of the two  witnesses could literally be fulfilled today.  This could not have happened just 10 or 15 years ago.

 

INCREASED KNOWLEDGE AND TRAVEL

Daniel 12:4 prophesies how much knowledge and travel will increase in the end time. "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the Book, even to the time of the end:  Many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased."

 

Today, it is estimated that "Human knowledge is growing so quickly that it literally doubles every twenty-four months."   With the discovery through the use of modern "Super" computers by Grant Jeffrey and other researchers of the hidden codes that God supernaturally designed into the original Hebrew text of the Torah describing not only the history of the world in advance, but also verifying his Authority through His personal signature throughout his scripture, we realize that God chose this generation to reveal this unique aspect about himself.

 

It is also amazing that in this century, we have gone from horses to cars, from cars to supersonic spacecraft; not only can we now travel the world in a matter of hours, but in the case of the U.S. Space Shuttle Discovery, we can now travel at speeds in excess of eighteen thousand miles per hour. 

 

REVIVAL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Daniel 2:40-44 predicts that the old Roman Empire will be revived in the end times into a ten Nation alliance.  We currently see the foundation being laid today through the European Economic Community. "In 1957, six (6) Countries signed the Treaty of Rome laying the foundation for the future United States of Europe.............Since then the Maastricht Treaty consolidated the fifteen (15) Nations of the European Union into the worlds first superstate."  All it will take is the re-shuffling and/or the consolidation of Nations to bring this prophesy to a literal fulfillment.

 

 

ODDS THAT THESE PROPHECIES WERE FULFILLED BY CHANCE IN THIS GENERATION

 

"In the Bible there are several types of generations.  One generation is defined as the length of life of the average person - seventy or eighty years.  However, a generation of governing is usually defined as forty years,...........During the last two thousand years since the days of Christ, there were fifty such forty-year generations.  Therefore, the odds are one chance in fifty that any one of these specific prophecies happened by chance in our generation rather than some other generation."

 

"The odds that more than one event happening in our life time are:

 

"Another way of looking at this is that the chance that the prophets of the Bible correctly guessed these prophecies is also one in 97,500 trillion............in other words, it is simply impossible that men alone could

have written the Bible without the supernatural assistance and inspiration of God."

 

Matthew 24:32-35 - "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."

 

Luke 21:28 - "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

 

ANTI-CHRIST TO BE REVEALED

As of today, no one knows who the Anti-Christ is, but we do know what God has told us about him:

 

Many people try to spiritualize or say the events prophesied in the Bible are just symbolic.  Any doubt about how God handles these prophetic events should have been erased on May 14,1948.  God is literally fulfilling scriptural prophesy before our very eyes.  Can we expect anything less for those few remaining prophesies for which He has promised the world; 1) the removal of the one who restrains the man of lawlessness/Sin (the rapture of the Church), 2) His second coming to take possession of His inheritance, 3) The millennial kingdom  and 4) the new heaven and new earth.

 

 

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Ezekiel 33:6 - "But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

 

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