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Mar-26-11

Levitical Prophecies And The End Of The Age

posted by PrayerWarrior

The book of Leviticus is loaded with laws that had to be adhered to, to keep the Israelite’s in the constant presence of God. There were so many laws and offerings and sacrifices that had to be made on a daily basis,that the people had a hard time to follow them all. That was the Priests job. The Levite’s were the priests,who had to make sure that the daily sacrifices,weekly sacrifices,and monthly,and yearly sacrifices were adhered to. That’s why they are called the Levitical laws, because the Levite’s had to make sure it was all carried out, the way Moses had informed them they must be carried out.

Here are a few of the different types of sacrifices that had to be made. There were, burnt-offerings,drink-offerings, meat-offerings, and thank-offerings , sin-offerings and trespass-offerings. In the first 7 chapters of Leviticus the drink offering is not mentioned. The reason I am sharing this particular information is I want to show that since Jesus came we are no longer required to do these types of sacrifices to honor the Lord and to atone for sins. Jesus was and is the one time only, needed sacrifice. I will explain this all further later on.

Leviticus is also an explanation for the sacrifices we will be required to make in the millennial kingdom that is to come. I cannot personally as of this time, figure out why we will once again be required to make sacrifices in the millennial kingdom. Since Jesus paid all the price for us already. But I am planning to do, an in depth study on this particular thing, so as to get a better understanding. Once I have an understanding of it, I will happily share my findings with you all.

The reasons I have for assuming the sacrifices will resume in the Millennial kingdom, is Ezekiel chapter 40:39-41 states there are burnt offerings and such in the third temple. I know that these are millennial sacrifices due to the fact that God is ordering them. When in other scriptures the Lord said he will laugh at their worthless sacrifices in the end times. In the book of Malachi it speaks of this. That is because Jesus is the one time only sacrifice needed. There is no other name in which we can be cleansed. He was the drink offering,the blood sacrifice and atonement. The Jews do not recognize Jesus as the messiah. So they will resume their sacrificing once the 7 year treaty is made with Israel,by the beast system or the antichrist. We know in the middle of the treaty that the antichrist will stop the sacrifices from being made.

We do not however know what kind of temple, this temple that these sacrifices take place in, is going to be. We cannot for one minute assume that the temple that will be built in Jerusalem in the end times will be a very big one or even a God sanctioned one. The temple in Ezekiel chapter 40 and 43 is going to be a wonderful temple in the millennial kingdom. Any temple made in our times, would not be a sanctioned one of the Lord. Why would it be? When the Jews did not recognize the time of their visitation by their Messiah! That is why Israeli’s were dispersed through out the world after Jesus death and the destruction of the second temple. Because they did not accept their Messiah sent by God.

Leviticus chapter 26:18 tells us, then I will act with wrathful hostility against you, and I, even I, will punish you seven times for your sins. then in verse, 41 which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies–then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they have paid for their sin, I will remember my covenant with Jacob. So basically due to their disobedience and their even killing His son the one time sacrifice,they were once again dispersed through out the world. Their sacrifices were no more.

We know that Israel was reborn as a country, as of 1948. We know or have been told in the word that the Lord was going to bring them back to Israel from all over the world. The Jewish people would inhabit their lands once again. They are doing that now. We still have to see a huge exodus of Jews heading back home to their homeland,though there are many there already, it is estimated that a mere 42% of the worlds Jews live in Israel. So another 58% must head back to Israel. I do believe we will see that as more and more of the world turn against Israel in the not too distant future.

So many people do not realize that Israel is at the center of all the end time prophecies. It amazes me how many people, who call themselves Christians, do not understand that we must stand with Israel. God said I will bless those who bless you oh Israel,and curse those who curse you. America is now turning their back on Israel, and I am waiting for calamities to befall us soon. We cannot hope to get away with tearing apart Israeli’s, verbally and get away with it. Now we are apparently according to our president,(and I use that term loosely , President) trying to put sanctions on Israel,and blaming them for the troubles that are befalling them,and trying to make them pay for the troubles that have fallen upon them. It disgusts me no end to watch this. Our president is standing with the muslims who wish nothing more than to see Israel be destroyed.

We need to be praying for Israel,and for our leaders to stop this nonsense of treating Jews like they are a pariah and the cause of all earthly problems. God said them “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it” Zech12:3 We see the middle east in absolute chaos right now, and it is only going to be getting worse and worse until the end of the age. Here is a small article concerning the dividing of Jerusalem. http://signsofthelastdays.com/archives/the-burdensome-stone-the-entire-world-is-pressuring-israel-to-give-up-east-jerusalem-but-netanyahu-says-that-israel-will-never-surrender-it .

Getting back to Jesus as the one time only needed sacrifice. Why did the physical sacrifices cease? Because we can’t be made perfect by animal sacrifices. “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins” (Hebrews 10:4). Christ’s sacrifice removes our sins, if we repent. Only the blood of Christ can do that—never the blood of bulls and goats. . Christ came to take away the first, the Old Covenant and the physical sacrifices, and establish the second—the New Covenant revolving around Christ and His first coming to Earth. God took the sacrificial system away. “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (verse 10). When Christ was sacrificed, the physical sacrifices became obsolete. The sacrificial system was replaced by Christ’s sacrifice Hebrews 8:13.

Christ gave His precious blood for us! And He won’t accept a lukewarm response to such a majestic, total sacrifice. He sweat blood for His Church and the world before He gave His blood! (Luke 22:44).

Now it is time for us to do some sweating in gratitude for what He did for all of us. “Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin” (Hebrews 10:18). There is “no more offering for sin”—either physical or spiritual sacrifices! “No more” means no more. “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God” (verses 20-21). We have a new way to live and a High Priest over God’s house.

God in His word tells us in so many many places that we as His own,those who have accepted Christ,them and their household (i.e. Those who live in their home with them) will be protected. Psalm 91 is a wonderful chapter in the word that describes a holy protection over His own. But in order for us, any of us, to receive this Holy protection, we must first accept Christs sacrifice of His blood and life, and understand He is alive to give us the hope and understanding of our own eternal life through him. Repent,come to the Lord and understand you are not deserving of this free gift.

That it is by God’s grace and His willingness to have His own son put to death for our sins. That we could never pay a price to receive this,we could never work or be deserving of this gift. It is not by anything we do, or have done, or could do. This is a gift, and all we can do is accept it. Then your protection and that of your children will be given without reservation by the Lord. He promises us protection if we only believe, that He will do as He says He will do. if you are a Christian in name only, then you will not be afforded this protection. You must accept with all your heart, mind, and body, and be a living witness of being crucified daily. The world must be able to tell, you have been set apart from it.

Going to church does not make you a Christian. Living every moment of your life as though the Lord is walking besides you, is showing the world that you are His own. Fearing the Lord not being afraid of Him but revering Him is another way to show you are His own. It fills me with overflowing Joy, to know that God calls me His own, and that He can say that with pride, and I can say I am His with pride, knowing I mean it and am living it. This is a pure and wondrous joy for anyone who truly is His own. Do not get me wrong, we are not any of us perfect,but we are striving for perfection. Daily learning to be more like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In the end times,the Jews will be sacrificing once again,but it is for nothing in the sight of God,because He covered the price, the fee for us to be atoned for. Jesus Christ His son was the one time sacrifice needed. There is now no need to sacrifice for atonement. Our sins have been paid for with a hefty price,the life of the Perfect Lamb of God. Jesus lived a sinless perfect life here on earth, so that He would when the time came, be the lamb with no blemish or spot on Him.

That perfect sinless man, became our sin. He did not just take on our sin,He became it. He paid in every way possible for our sins. Physically,mentally,and spiritually did he experience death. He went down to the bowels of the earth, into hell or Hades, because spiritual death in hell is the price for sins. But He is alive, He has set us free and come back to life, and now resides in the place of honor, on the right hand of the Father. Praise Him all you people. But more than that give Him your life in return for His paying the price. This is the ONLY way to eternal life,through the one who died for you,the only son of God. He gave up his kingdom to come walk among us. To feel what we feel,to be tempted as we are tempted. Through it all, He maintained his perfection. What other God has done such a thing? None,there is no other God than the one true God.

Do not be guilty of being a Christian in name only. There is no in between with God, He wants your all or He wants none of you. There is no half way with the Lord. You are all of His, or you are none of His. When you think of standing before Him can you imagine you holding your head up high, knowing you gave everything you had to be more like Him? Or are you one who will hang your head in shame for not trying to be more holy? We can never be perfect on our own, but we are being perfected in Him, (Christ) more and more as we learn about Him. Then one day He is coming back and we will in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, be changed into perfect immortal spirits. We will be perfect in every way,never having to worry about sinning again. I cannot wait for that day!!!

I could, if I died right now, stand before the Lord knowing I gave Him every thing I had to give Him. Knowing that I could not love Him more if I tried. Knowing that I did my very best to be loving, kind, gentle, patient,giving. That I lived with the Holy Spirit guiding me. That I accepted and utilized the gifts the Lord has chosen for me. In short, being one of the church of Philadelphia. The churches are still alive and well and I am definitely considering myself one of the church of Philadelphia,one who will have the protection of the Lord through the end times. Are you? I will when the time comes explain better the churches that are in the book of Revelation.

The end times are going to be crazy,but we who are His own, truly His own, who live every day as though it were their last, who live with God on their mind always, with His pleasure, His will in their heart daily, will be protected and God never breaks a promise. Do you want His protection? Or are you one who says I could never love a God who could and would punish people? God is perfect Holiness and cannot look upon sin. And we are all born filthy sinners. Our littlest tiniest blemish or spot or wrinkle, would look so disgusting and filthy compared to God’s glory,and Holiness. It would be glaringly obvious to us, and we would hang our heads in shame. Do not be guilty of trying to make a god of your own choosing. God does not change for anyone or anything, and I personally would not want Him to. I love Him for all His ways, they are perfect.

Leviticus and the end times have one thing in common, sacrifices. One of those is God sanctioned, God approved atonement. The other is not. It is not wanted or appreciated by God. I feel sorry for those who do not know, that the Lord does not want or ask for it. They are going to be wasting their time for nothing. The end times will be noticeable for a few reasons,but one of those reasons will be that the Jews will have some sort of temple some sort of holy place, (according to them) to make sacrifices and hold temple meetings and such.

Then the antichrist will stop them from sacrificing and even desecrate the temple. The end of, the end times has not as of yet begun. The last seven years is not here yet. Soon it will be how soon no one knows. But when we see the temple being built in Jerusalem, and the 7 year treaty being signed by Israel, and some sort of leader of the world, we will know it is the beginning of those last years. We still have much to see. A one world government, and a one world currency. That has got to take some time, I know we Americans do not want to give up our sovereignty, I imagine other countries will buck this as well, for as long as they can.

God Bless us all, and don’t worry or be afraid, for our hope and promise is coming one day, and not too long from now. If it takes time, that is only because God is allowing for those who will come to Him, to come. He holds off for as long as He can, to get as many as will come to Him to come.

Love in Christ Jesus,Tammy

Mar-22-11

God Vs Science

posted by PrayerWarrior

This was simply too good not to share here. God Bless you all,Atheists please read.

Albert Einstein: God vs Science

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I wanted to share a piece about where the student argued the point of God vs Science with his professor.
‘Let me explain the problem science has with religion.’
The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand
‘You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?’
’Yes sir,’ the student says.
’So you believe in God’
’Absolutely.’
‘Is God good?’
‘Sure! God’s good.’
‘Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?’
‘Yes’
’Are you good or evil?’
‘The Bible says I’m evil.’
The professor grins knowingly.
‘Aha! The Bible!’ He considers for a moment. ‘Here’s one for you. Let’s say there’s a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?’
‘Yes sir, I would.’
‘So you’re good…!’
‘I wouldn’t say that.’
‘But why not say that? You’d help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn’t.’
The student does not answer, so the professor continues. ‘He doesn’t, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?’
The student remains silent.
‘No, you can’t, can you?’ the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax.
‘Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?’
‘Er…yes,’ the student says.
‘Is Satan good?’
The student doesn’t hesitate on this one. ‘No.’
‘Then where does Satan come from?’
The student falters. ‘From God’
‘That’s right. God made Satan, didn’t he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?’
‘Yes, sir.’
‘Evil’s everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything, correct?’
‘Yes’
‘So who created evil?’ The professor continued, ‘If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.’
Again, the student has no answer. ‘Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?’
The student squirms on his feet. ‘Yes.’
‘So who created them?’
The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. ‘Who created them?’ There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. ‘Tell me,’ he continues onto another student. ‘Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?’
The student’s voice betrays him and cracks. ‘Yes, professor, I do.’
The old man stops pacing. ‘Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?’
‘No sir. I’ve never seen Him.’
‘Then tell us if you’ve ever heard your Jesus?’
‘No, sir, I have not.’
‘Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?’
‘No, sir, I’m afraid I haven’t.’
‘Yet you still believe in him?’
‘Yes’
‘According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?’
‘Nothing,’ the student replies. ‘I only have my faith.’
‘Yes, faith,’ the professor repeats. ‘And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.’
The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own. ‘Professor, is there such thing as heat?’
‘And is there such a thing as cold?’
‘Yes, son, there’s cold too.’
‘No sir, there isn’t.’
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. ‘You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don’t have anything called ‘cold’. We can hit up to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees.’
‘Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.’

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.
‘What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?’
‘Yes,’ the professor replies without hesitation. ‘What is night if it isn’t darkness?’
‘You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? That’s the meaning we use to define the word.’
‘In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?’
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. ‘So what point are you making, young man?’
‘Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.’
The professor’s face cannot hide his surprise this time. ‘Flawed? Can you explain how?’
‘You are working on the premise of duality,’ the student explains. ‘You argue that there is life and then there’s death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought.
It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.’
‘Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?’

‘If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.’
‘Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?’
The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.
‘Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?’
The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.
‘To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.’
The student looks around the room. ‘Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor’s brain?’ The class breaks out into laughter.
‘Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor’s brain, felt the professor’s brain, touched or smelt the professor’s brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.’
‘So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?’
Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable.
Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. ‘I guess you’ll have to take them on faith.’
‘Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,’ the student continues. ‘Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?’
Now uncertain, the professor responds, ‘Of course, there is. We see it everyday It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.’
To this the student replied, ‘Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.’
The professor sat down.

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Jesus said Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming , in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch! Mark 13.35-37.
Jesus gave us warnings that are letting us know the great tribulation is well on it’s way. We have heard the end of the age is coming for years and years,and everyone thinks because so many have looked for it for such a long period of time that it will be a long way off. I beg to differ. All the signs are happening now all around us.

Some people say I am crazy for thinking that, the end of the age is almost on our doorstep. That the things the bible has prophesied for thousands of years are now happening. They think I am crazy for looking forward to my Messiahs arrival.That I must have a death wish, and have stopped living my life in anticipation of the Lord coming. But I am here to tell you I am alive,and excited,and am working constantly for the kingdom of the Lord. I am loving life, but as the Lord said, do not love your life so much or you will lose it.

I do not love my life so much as to work towards keeping it. I would willingly give up life on earth for a place alongside my savior,as a joint heir with Him for the kingdom of God. I am even now as I write this, living a real honest to goodness life. I am even now working to build the kingdom of God up. Every moment of every day I am working towards filling the eternal kingdom. How successful I am, I will not know until we have all reached judgment.

I am not working on earth for any treasures here. My treasure I know without a doubt, rests in the hands of the Lord,and in His home, and kingdom. I am working to amass crowns, that I may lay at the feet of my Lord. What will I need crowns for there? Not a thing I just want as many as possible to leave them at the feet of the one who deserves them all, Jesus! So though I do not have a job here on earth, at least according to some,I am working every day!!As well as working a real job here on earth, and that is taking care of my grand babies. Don’t think that is a real job? Hah I laugh at that it is a very demanding job, and I would not trade it for anything.

Now that I have that all out of my system, let’s get on with this particular article.

Matthew 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Jesus goes on from here to tell them of the signs of his second coming.4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. So what does that mean, many will come in my name? Well it means that false preachers and teachers will be plenty through out the times we are living in now. Sadly this is happening now a days,and there is plenty all around who are all too willing to teach doctrines of demons.

6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. This here says the end is not yet. Meaning there is still so much more that must happen before the end of the age. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.We see many countries coming against their own country men. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. We can see and have seen for many years famines across the earth,but it will be 1/4 of the world who dies from famine, in the tribulation. We see here that there will be earthquakes in various places.We see even now some places that have never had this particular problem before, are experiencing earthquakes. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. We see this is merely the start to our major problems. Not the end times as of these verses,but the next ones are during the last 7 year period of this age.

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. What exactly does it mean to be delivered up to tribulation? Sadly it means persecution for loving Jesus,and living in God’s laws and statutes. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

The other day on my face book page I said, “being offended all the time, makes satan have a fertile garden to grow deceit into”. Here it says many will be offended,when we are offended,(and let’s face it we all get offended,and some just harp on that offense for a long while) Satan finds a very willing participant to imagine vengeance and such things. Satan grows our offenses into defensive and sometimes aggressive behaviors. He is a master at what he does, and that is lie to us on a constant basis. Using our own imaginations against us. Offenses can so easily be turned into hatred,with the help of satan. So do not dwell on offenses. Let them go, because seriously, most people did not mean to offend you in the first place.

See here on verse 11 Jesus warns again of false teachers and preachers. It is so important to see this and know it first hand,so you will not be deceived. How can you know who is a false teacher or preacher you ask? Well let me tell you, by knowing your word!! Meaning knowing your bible. You have got to get to know your bible, while there is still time. The bible itself warns us that people in the end times are going to be starving for the word of the Lord. I can only personally assume that means the word of the Lord is going to be outlawed, in the coming times. That right there is enough to scare me half to death. I depend on the word so very much to help me through all of my troubles and toils, and to avoid the snares put in my way.

Lawlessness is really growing all around us. Verse 12 says lawlessness will abound, and the love of many will grow cold because of that lawlessness. How can that be? Because when someone does something horrific, to someone we love or someone we know,or on a constant basis all around us, it tends to make us jaded. Jaded = worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse. When we become jaded then we become complacent, or just down right get nasty and hateful ourselves. In Isaiah chapter 5, it says good will be bad and bad will be good in those times. Already we begin to see that bad is good and good is bad.

For instance,foster parenting. Many places in the world will now, not allow Christians,(even those who have been foster parenting for years) to foster anymore. Why you ask? Because they are teaching the children morals,and not teaching about homosexuality. They say this is damaging children all across the world, and that children must be taught about homosexuality, so they wont become homophobes. This is so abhorrent to many Christians,and they feel shunned and persecuted, and feel as though they have prejudices against them. Which truly it is a prejudice.

The crazy part of all that is, if your Muslim and want to foster parent,(which most do not foster others children,and or adopt, but if they wanted to do so they can do it.) Even though they would have the right under their religion and sharia law, to kill the children if they became, or showed homosexual tendencies. Yeah that’s just lovely now isn’t it? I get my news from conservative world news. I do not bother with secular media.

verses 13 and 14 I wont say much on. Only that we must stay loving and kind and not adhere to the hatred and the coldness of the world. Remember we are not of this world any longer,but of the kingdom of God. And the word being preached to the whole world,well if that mission has not been completed yet,it is very near completion. I mean with technology what it is,it would be hard not to have heard of the Lord,and His saving grace.

15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

What exactly is the abomination that causes desolation? Who really knows? I do not know for sure what that is. I know it will take place in some sort of rebuilt temple or shrine in Jerusalem, in the coming times. We have no idea of how large this temple will be. We do know that there will be one built so that Jews can again make sacrifices to the Lord. But in the middle of this 7 year treaty made with Israel,or we think it is a 7 year treaty. In the book of Daniel it is called the 70th week. We know in other places in the bible when it talks of a week that is actually 7 years it speaks of. In revelation it speaks of 42 weeks which is actually 3.5 years,that the a/c will stop the sacrifices made to God and will call himself God. He will go back on his treaty half way through the period of time he promised Israel.

So much to say,so little want of losing your attention. So I will try in this paragraph to say all I can about verses 16-22. Those who are to flee to the mountain I do believe are some of the chosen ones whom God is going to hide away in the hidden place, prepared just for them. The word tells us God will preserve a tenth of the chosen ones to repopulate the earth in the millennial kingdom. Since we who get taken out of the earth in the so called rapture, will be spiritual beings rather than human beings, and totally immortal, we would not be able to make babies. In the thousand year reign of Christ on the earth in the millennial kingdom,the word tells us there will be so many people born, they will be more than the sands of the seas. Verses 17 and 18 go on to explain there will be no time to get anything just go run for your life and get to the secret place. Once the abomination takes place in the temple.

Well I failed that!! Laughing at myself. This next verse 19 makes me want to be very fearful for babies in those days. I pray that I have no grand or great grand babies who are suckling in those days. Nor anyone who is pregnant in those days either. Jesus says woe to those who are pregnant and or suckling babies in those days. Why? I ask this all the time and have no answer,I guess we are just not to know that answer for now. But that makes for a very nerve wracking thing. Yes I said it ok!! I am fearful of what exactly that means. I just cannot think of babies suffering horribly. It makes me grieve in my spirit. In turn if a mothers child is suffering you know she will be suffering along with the child.

Verses 20,21,and 22 simply put, pray your flight is not in winter. I can only guess that those is speaks of, will be running for their lives, and will have to not even think about getting anything to keep warm with, just running. Greater tribulation than has already occurred at that time means the mark of the beast or antichrists number being absolutely mandatory,or you will get your head cut off,and so much worse than that will be done to you. Personally if I am still alive at that time,let them do their worst. I am Christs own and I will not give up that status for any torture or person on this earth. The time being shortened for the elects sake, Christs own, praise His Glorious name and shout Hallelujah!!!

23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

Again Christ is warning us to not pay attention to the false teachers and preachers who say look here He is or there He is, (Christ) it is not true. We will all (the whole world) See Christs return to first gather His elect to Him that where He is we will be forever more. Just like Lightning is seen in the sky flashing so will we see Christ. On the great and mighty day of the Lord the eagles and the vultures, all the birds of prey, will be gathered together for the feast of flesh the Lord is preparing for them, at the battle of Armageddon. This particular verse jumps ahead of the next verses. It jumps ahead of the few verses before it too.

29 “Immediately (after the tribulation of those days)( I put that in parentheses because it says after those days of tribulation. Not before as so many many people think of the rapture. These are Jesus words none others, but the Lords.) the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

This is Christ coming for His church. Because while the word tells us always,that we will suffer many and varied tribulations,it also tells us we are not due the wrath of God. The tribulation is the nations anger directed towards God, Christ,and his children, God’s wrath is like nothing before it. He will mix it up with all his anger and indignation at those who persecute even to death, His own. His chosen ones,those who have truly and completely accepted Christ as their savior. He is going to give them more hell than anyone can bear.

And then the ones who have not died from all of the anger God pours out undiluted,Christ comes and fillets them with just the word that pours forth out of His mouth like a double edged sword. We who are His own will be seated on white horses cheering on, our wonderful Savior. Our King of Kings. He will need no help, we are simply there to watch our persecutors get what we have cried out for for centuries,Vengeance. But it is not our duty to reep the vengeance,it is the Job of God,through Christ.

There is tons more I could say right now,but this is a very long article already. So I will end it for now. We will revisit Matthew chapter 24 later on in the study. I seriously could write a very long and winded book, on chapter 24 of Matthew, and give you all the other verses that show you the same picture as these particular verses portray. As we go along I will share more insights with you, as I will be writing from those very books that have the verses that show you this same exact scenario.

God Bless you all, and I really hope you enjoy what I write each week, or every other week as time permits.
Love in Christ Jesus, Tammy

Mar-11-11

A Comparison Between Exodus, And The End Of The Age

posted by PrayerWarrior

In the times of great turmoil,trouble and tribulation,that are coming upon the earth. We see many of the same plagues God used in Egypt, to convince Pharaoh to let God’s people go, are also going be used in our time, against the beast system of government and the antichrist, and his followers. We can see in the book of Exodus, that the people of God were living in a situation of terrible oppression and slavery. At that time there was a program of government sanctioned genocide. With that system in place and working, the people of Israel were going to be destroyed. It was impossible to live under the Egyptian rule. Of course we will see the same kind of situation for God’s people in the last days.

Many of the same things that happened in Egypt will be happening here, such as,bloody waters,raining hail mixed with fire,locusts which will be completely different than the plague of locusts used in Egypt. These locusts will come from the pits of hell upon the earth and look like no other bug ever seen on this earth and they will not harm the grass or trees but only the people who worship the antichrist.

These locusts will look like, well here let me show you according to the bible,it is crazy!Revelation 9:1-11 (.1 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. 2 When he opened it, smoke poured out as though from a huge furnace, and the sunlight and air turned dark from the smoke.

3 Then locusts came from the smoke and descended on the earth, and they were given power to sting like scorpions. 4 They were told not to harm the grass or plants or trees, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 They were told not to kill them but to torture them for five months with pain like the pain of a scorpion sting. 6 In those days people will seek death but will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them!

7 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. They had what looked like gold crowns on their heads, and their faces looked like human faces. 8 They had hair like women’s hair and teeth like the teeth of a lion. 9 They wore armor made of iron, and their wings roared like an army of chariots rushing into battle. 10 They had tails that stung like scorpions, and for five months they had the power to torment people. 11 Their king is the angel from the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon—the Destroyer.

Now that s just plain wild,to think we will see such things. I am excited for all this that is coming,though I know it will be hard, and often times insane to live through all that is coming,i cannot help but be very excited too. Knowing that God’s word will not return void (Isaiah 55:11) ,is an awesome thing. Meaning nothing God says will happen, wont happen. All things He says in His word will come to pass. I say bring it on Lord. This earth is horribly corrupt and getting worse daily.

It can be seen that, starting with the plague of flies the people of Israel, who were living in the land of Goshen, were exempt from this disaster. God’s word says about this: “I will make a distinction between my people and your people” (Exodus. 8:23). From that plague onward the Children of Israel were untouched by the pestilence. During the last plague, when all the firstborn sons of Egypt were struck down in one night, the firstborn of Israel were spared. Israel had been told to place on the door posts of their houses, the blood of a lamb and to remain inside while the plague passed by them. We need to look at it this way, although the people of Israel were in Egypt, they were not of Egypt, so to speak. They were sheltered from danger by God. With the same plagues the people of Egypt were judged and destroyed.

We will be sheltered by God also in the end times. Just like the lambs blood around the door posts protected those within the house form death to the first born, so will the blood of Jesus that is our covering,our cloak so to speak of protection,keep us from death. Not a physical death, many of us will be slain for our witness of Christ, but it is a spiritual death that we are avoiding. Just as the plagues passed by the Jews who were in Egypt,many of the plagues coming upon the earth in the end will pass us by. Because though we live on the earth,we are now no longer of the earth. We are no longer worldly people. We are in fact covered and purified by the blood of Christ. The one time needed sacrifice to end all sacrifices,blood of the Lamb of God.

In Conclusion; We don’t need to be nervous about the end times. God will always take care of his own. We can see many scriptures throughout the Bible that illustrate this truth.
Proverbs 3:25-26 states: “Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.” In Proverbs 2:7-8 we read: “He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”

In Psalm 46:2-3, the Psalmist advises: ” Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” There are many other wonderful Psalms of protection such as Psalm 27:1-3, 5 and 91:1-16. Indeed, the Book of Psalms may become the hymnal for last-day saints.

In many other scriptures God vows to protect his own. Psalm 33:18-19 states: “But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.” We remember how the prophet Elijah was miraculously delivered from famine for three-and-one-half-years (1 Ki. 17: 1-16), a period of time very similar to that of the Great Tribulation.Indeed, we see that “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them” (Psa. 34:7). The sun will not harm them by day or the moon by night (Psa. 121:6). Joel the prophet in speaking about the day of the Lord says: “But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel” (Joel 3:16).

In 2 Peter 2:9, the apostle assures us that: “the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.” for all those who believe we will not be here to withstand tribulation and think this verse solidifies that strain of thought,let me just say,it does not say,does not allow them to go through it,but to be rescued from them. You must be in some sort of troublesome situation to be rescued from it.

The seal of God in the forehead of the righteous obviously does not keep God’s saints from martyrdom, should God choose this to occur. It is made to keep them from giving up or denying the Lord under the awful times of the end. It is a type of spiritual protection. In Romans 8:35, Paul asks: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” Paul answers his question in Romans 8:38-39: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

That all said,we can choose to leave the Lord and His protection. However no matter what we do we cannot stop being loved by the Lord. There is no protection for those who choose, or have chosen, to walk away from God. I have had many an argument with people who use these particular verses (Romans 8:35-39) to say that no matter how much we shun the Lord and His laws, we cannot ever lose salvation once we have attained it. I beg to differ. We can give up our salvation and thus, have our names wiped out of the lambs book of life. Remember this, although God still loves those fallen angels,they can never come back to the Lord. There is no redemption for them. God loves us all, all of us, every single person on this earth no matter their sins or life styles,but He will not put up with sin, and it is not allowed near Him. He punishes those He loves,for their disobedience, at the end.

Through out the word Old and New Testaments, we can find that life is cyclical. Even without the word of God we see how much life is like a big circle. We go through many styles of clothing for instance,that come back around. As Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 1:9,What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. The wisest man in the entire world was Solomon,there has never been nor will there be anyone wiser than Solom was,except of course Jesus Christ,who is God. Also through out the word,old and new Testaments we find plenty of end time prophecies. In every book of the bible we can find some mention or some parallel to what is coming.

Study to shew themselves approved,then and only then will you be ready to face what is coming.
God Bless and watch over you all,in Christ Jesus,Tammy


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