THE SABBATH. . . WHY A SPECIFIC TIME. . NOT A PLACE.

If, The Creator, had chosen a place, then it would be a great hardship for most to attend, agree? Even in this day and age, not to mention when most traveled on foot, “Line two” as the Dutch say. It would have been, then as now not possible for all to attend, let alone putting all 7+ Billions of us into one location!

No, He, in His wisdom and goodness, chose a specific time frame for His Holy Day!

 Mark 2:27-28 “And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.”

Note: The above passage, destroys two beliefs of men. (1) The Sabbath was made for the Jews only! So, who sees the word “JEW”, above? Plus Christ, being the Son of man, is LORD also of both mankind and the Sabbaths so why does men think they can make HIS Holy day , From sunset Friday to sunset Saturday-Sabbath, a common day. . .  then make a common day Sun-god-day- a holy day, from a common day?????

Yet this also was foretold….. Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”……. just over 500 years before Christ!

No, God, in His infinite wisdom, and love for us all, chose to use this specific span of time, because no matter our or YOUR location, the time of the Sabbath’s Friday sun-set, will catch each of us, no matter where one is, or lives. Even those in prisons, the Sabbath time covers them as well!

Earth’s occupants, humanity, speaks over 200 languages and Lord only knows how many dialects, but did Y O U know that in spite of the above, some 80 languages’ name for their SATURDAY also means REST in their tongue?                                                                          That may or may not mean much to you, but please know the word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word SHABBATH-[shaw-bawth] means intermission, rest. Who thinks that this is far beyond chance?

Mark 7:6-7 “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias [Elijah] prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

Note: So WHOM do all the Sunday keepers worship on SUN – god – day? The Church of Rome, accepted this from Constantine in 321 A.d, when he decreed: “All shops shall be open for 6 days but on the seventh day is a Feast day, for the Venerable day of the Sun. You see 99% of Rome were sun-god worshipers, at that time, plus a host of other gods, that’s why we call them Pagans.

John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

  Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

     Mark 16:1-3 “And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher? “

Note: THE TIME FRAME, above and below!

Luke 23:52-56 “This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on. And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulcher, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment. ”     Luke 24:1-3 “Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.”

Note: the Bible is its own expositor, for it proves itself within itself, all it takes Bible knowledge and tools such as a study Bible [KJB] and the big Concordance, and the willingness to use it!  Is not eternal life worth some effort on our part?

THEREFORE, The Sabbath Day is The Seventh Day, and the 7th Day is The Sabbath Day!  Now look closer at YOUR calendar for this day! With this knowledge> Julius Caesar invented the calendar we know today, and that he died in March 15th of 44 B.C. Before Christ!

But , the calendar has been changed since then, right?

YES, we today have the Gregorian Calender, BUT the only change he made, this Pope Gregory, was to remove 10 day from august, so that August the 5th became august the 15th, but no change in the number of days in a week!

Yes facts are FACTS, and when they support truth we must employ them, right?

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L.#3 “THE 3 ‘GENERALS’ IN ARMAGEDDON.”

Revelation 16:13-14 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”                                         Revelation 16:16 “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

[Sorry, but this "War", is not with guns, bombs or tanks, it's strictly a "Spiritual War".] In the final movements that usher in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, the earthly leaders and their people will be gathered to the last great conflict by the three unclean spirits which go forth from the dragon, the beast and the false prophet. Here are the three “Generals” through whom Satan will especially work in his endeavor to swing the whole world to his side in that final battle between truth and error.

On the side of truth, there are three great powers: ! God is The God of Truth; 2. Jesus Christ is The Truth; 3. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. When a person accepts Christ as their only savior, and is then Baptized, they are submersed, under the water, symbolic of death in christ, and then rising up, to be a new creature born from above, they are baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each person who then lives for, and obey Christ, in love, becomes part of the family of truth.

In direct opposition, the devil, Satan, has three great powers on his side for error; the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. . In the final conflict these three will unite to form one great confederacy to make war on the Truth of God, the Law of God, and the People of God.

WHO IS THE  DRAGON?

This question will naturally rise. What power does it represent?  Turn to the Bible….

Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”                                                     

Please know Satan works through human agencies, note of his try to get King Herod to kill Jesus…                                                                                                                                                   Revelation 12:4-5 “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”                       Matthew 2:16 “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.”

[this was foretold by God….Jeremiah 31:15 “Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.”  By the way a tomb was found that had many male infants’ bones within it.                                                                                                       All three books attest to this fact that Satan used the powers of Pagan Rome, with its idol worships, thus is in fact devil worship!                                                                                                  1 Corinthians 10:9 “Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.”                                                                                1 Corinthians 10:20-21 “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”

[man’s saying: “If you are going to dine with the Devil, use a long spoon!” Right? Sorry no spoon can ever be long enough, even if you have a crane to lift it!   Please know this: “The very spirit of heathen idolatry is rife today, through and under the influence of false science and education, it has assumed a more refined and attractive form, called Evolution. Within which there is no God, no judgement, no laws based on absolutes in right, in wrong and in truth, for under evolution all things are relative, to time, to place to person, to situation! How so utterly empty, and gives life no meaning, nor purpose beyond mere existence!

SPIRITUALISM’s  self-immortality of the soul and self- deification [we are all gods! heifer dust, if you think you are a god, walk on water, or create a new life-form, no babies, even dogs can do this] of man’s is today’s paganism. So in this particular prophecy, the dragon is Satan working through the medium of spiritualism.

Preparation for the Final Crisis”  a book by Fernado Chaij P. 98.

“And this manifests itself and works through four different channels: Paganism (Pagan forms of worship and superstition dominated by spiritualism) : Modern or Social Spiritualism; the ‘christian’ spiritualism, which has amalgamated [mixed in] itself with Protestant and Catholic worship by means of miracles and signs and on the basis of common doctrine of immortality of the soul; and scientific spiritualism, which is practiced in the form of laboratory investigations, under the name of parapsychology or other modern designations”

WHO IS THE BEAST?

IN Revelation 13, and Daniel 7, taken together, as each is the “overlay” for the other, but as separate, the answers will allude to most earnest of students.  This beast, and please know that John the Revelator, is actually being shown this from his present time looking backwards to Daniel’s time, but Daniel’s given the views to the future, thus fore-wards in time. Both of these books use symbols, to represent earthly powers with animals. The beast of 13, is not a beast but symbolic of a religious-political power….

  Revelation 13:2-5 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”

In Daniel 2, we have the Metal Dream Man, Gold-Head = Kingdom of Babylon, becomes the Winged Lion The silver arms and chest= Medo-Persian kingdom, it becomes the Bear with 3 ribs in its mouth.  The Brass belly- thighs = Greece under Alexander the Great. It becomes the four-headed-four winged leopard, and Pagan Rome which is NOT I.D. is the great a terrible beast Which was the two legs of Iron with feet and toes of iron and clay.             AS Pagan Rome took over all  these kingdoms, she also took for herself many of their conquered nations, religious symbols and worships, as well as some customs.

The Seven heads and ten horns identify this beast symbol as the successor of the Roman Empire, see Revelation 13: 3-5, above. The sea is symbolic of many people in one area – as in a “sea of faces”..Revelation 17:15 “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”                                                                                                                      The Bible calls a church a woman, and in Revelation there are mentioned,one above represents the apostate church, while Rev.12:1,2 is Christ’s true Church that follows Him in loving obedience.  WE have winds of strife and war, and coming up out of the sea, means it arose up from within a thickly populated area.

The reason we can say that Pagan Rome absorbed religious customs from other is shown by the Beast as a composite of the previous beasts or Kingdoms, they represented….                 Revelation 13:2 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

H.M.S. Richards of the Voice of Prophecy radio broadcast, in his latest book, “ONE WORLD,” gives this helpful comment on V-2. “The very symbols used in the Seventh chapter of Daniel are introduced here: it has the mouth of a lion,Daniel’s symbol of Babylon; the feet of a Bear, Medo-Persia; the body of a leopard, Greece, ten horns, the distinguishing features of the divided Roman empire, representing the great nations of Europe.”

The old pagan religious systems from Babylon,” states Pastor Richards, “passed through the various stages of the four world empires and into Rome itself. Latter they influenced even the Christian form in a great apostasy that grew up in the ecclesiastical organization, so that Papacy became the heir of the superstitions and false philosophies of all ages from Babylon on down, and so becomes the mystic Babylon of the Book of Revelation.” Pp. 225-226.

Yet God, in His mercy, gave us yet another two great clue in vs.5.                                                      Revelation 13:5 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”                                                                                                                                            A Hebrew month, all 12 in fact had 30 days thus 360 days in a year. Thus 42 months x 30 = 1260 days. In Prophecy a day represents a year. God says:                                                      Ezekiel 4:6 “And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.”  and- [Numbers 14:34].

Thus in Prophecy time the 1260 days is actually 1260 years.!  The Historian Wile in his “History of the Reformation” states: “In 538 A.D. the bishop of Rome’s church became the “head of all churches” , and the ‘corrector of all heretics, and during the 1260 years, of Papal Supremacy thus order murdered millions, because of their belief of “worship as we say or die”! AS the Bible was outlawed as was the Sabbath keeping, and many other Bible truths, that man’s Traditions” were added over time, that find no harmony in Scriptures!

[in point of History this was the decree of the Roman Emperor Constantine, who had given up his throne and powers, in 331 A.D. to the then Bishop of Rome’s church, while he moved his capital to Constantinople [Istanbul- Turkey of today] as the Eastern Empire, yet keeping military control over the Western portion namely W.Europe’s ten nations.]

The Prophecy points out that this power would receive a “deadly wound”, which would be healed and the entire world would follow the practices or customs of the Papacy except those few who will hold tenaciously to the Lord Jesus Christ……                                                       Revelation 13:3 “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”                                                                                                                                                       Revelation 13:8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

Note (j.b.)  This wound is NOT YET fully healed, prophetically, and it will not be 100% healed until…..                                                                                                                                            Revelation 13:11-12 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”

At the end of this 42 month prophetic time frame, 1798, a French army under General Berthier entered Rome in February 10, 1798, taking the Pope prisoner, carried him to Valence, France and died there in a prison the next year. A huge cry went out, “Catholicism is dead!”  {9j.b.) After Napoleon had crowned himself, Emperor | know that the one of the Popes’ titles is “Emperor”] he permitted the Cardinals to elect a Pope in 1800.They have had one ever since, and in 1870, at the Vatican Council on July 18, they decreed that the Pop[e, in religious matters was INFALLIBLE! HE could NOT make a mistake, while speaking EX-CATHEDRA.  that is, “when the Pope defines doctrine regarding faith or morals”. This dogma began the “healing process” and Pope John Paul 2nd, greatly advanced the healing process, [but it is not yet healed until all the nations governments degree the "International Sunday Law" and the Ten Kings shall help her rule the world!]

This wound still festering today, in spite of both the L.A. Times and the SF. Chronicle both had 2 inch head-lines” Wound  Healed” , in 1929 the signing of the Lateran Treaty between Benito Mussolini and Cardinal Gasparri, which turned the Vatican city into a nation again!       When in October 4, 1965 the Pope’s visit to the U.S. He blessed the U.S. and in a T.V. speech that when on Telstar television the whole world……                                                              Revelation 13:8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

NOTE:(j.b.) All earth shall worship him WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT written in the Book of Life!  This means they are IN the Book of Death! Thus shall perish forever, no resurrection to eternal life for these, for they have not chosen their Savior!

 

WHO IS THE FALSE PROPHET?        [HINT taught by false teachers]

The Dragon and beast [the church and state acting as one] HAVE BEEN MADE CLEAR, BUT WHO IS OR ARE THE FALSE PROPHET (s)? At the very time that the Prophet John sees the papal power “go into captivity”, He says, …….                                                               Revelation 13:10-14 “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”                                                                                                                                                          There can be no doubts about the identity of this two-horned beast, as being the false prophet, of this Tri-Armageddon confederacy, when we take and compare the statement of chapter 19:20…                                                                                                                   Revelation 19:20 “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”                                   { Will not this false one speak like the dragon, and make in “Image of the same”?  Please remember this fact: From: Peter Geiermann C.S.S.R. “The Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957) P50. 

“Question: Which is the Sabbath day?”

“Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day.”

“Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?”

“Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.”

Albert Smith, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, U.S.A. replying for the Cardinal in a letter, February 10, 1920. “If protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day. In keeping the Sunday, they are FOLLOWING the a law of the Catholic Church.”

  [(j.b.) please tell me WHO all the Sunday -keepers are in truth worshiping? Are they not worshiping the Laws of MEN, at best or the Dragon at worst?   YOU decide! After reading this….Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. ”                                                                                                                          Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.”                                         Revelation 14:11-12 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.      12. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”                                      Note{ Vs.12 above, are those who claim Christ as their personal savior!, all others are lost!.  

       You see, Revelation is all about worship, WHO and When! Yes many say what’s the difference? Well the difference is God’s Commanded for us to worship[ Him on the Seventh day the Sabbath! Oh there’s a million? excuses we humans have up with to avoid Sabbath worship, but remember Christ was born of a Jewish Mom, and He worshiped always on Saturday, for it is……                                                                                       Matthew 12:8 “For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.”                      Isaiah 58:13 “If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:”

Note: [whom then do WE honor, worshiping on the First day of the week Sun-god day?]

What power was arising in the late 1790’s, not in a populated area.. but in a wilderness or thinly populated land? “Coming up out of the earth?”  From four specific aspects of the prophecy, only one power could this fit– United States.But in a very special way, this Two-Horned Beast preeminently represents Protestantism, in its development in the US.              Notice what this Protestant power is to do:                                                                                   Revelation 13:11-12 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. ”            

   Though it may seem incredible to many, this in fact has already occurred beginning in 1999 { U-Tube 2014 Pope Frances speaks to Kenneth Copeland} When the Vatican Two treaty was signed on by Lutherans, Anglicans,Baptists, all but a few Bible Adhering denominations have signed this treaty, in which they ALL over the world, yes Hindus etc, agree that the Pope is the Supreme Religious leader of Earth!  The US, military will be able to force all nations to agree to Sunday worship or….

      Revelation 13:15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

{Have you not heard that our Government Agencies have been busy buying millions of rounds of ammo?  WHY? THINK! It took Rome 300 years of patience to change to its Sunday Law!/

    The Prophecy  is clear  ,  pointing to a sector of Protestantism, after hearing the truth from the martyred  ones, who shed much blood to give us truth, according the God’s Word, that they are NOW rejecting what was purchased by their blood and lives, and are running full-speed back to the Mother Church. Her daughters are returning to Mother!  But why or how?  Prophecy shows:  

1. Performance of great miracles by this apostate power, that will lead people into following the papal power Verses 13-14. These people want to “SEE” miracles, so they “Mariam Visions, and “Sightings”, bleeding stone and wood carved images, stigmatic persons, etc.  

2. Apostate Protestantism’s, Prosperity Preachers,  that will actually make an “image” to the Papacy VS14.  ..” saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”         After all they have remained unchanged for nigh on 2,000, years while other Christians have some 33,000 world-wide denominations, they are still ONE! [That's true, but they have 90+ errors of doctrine and the biggest is that the Papacy hold their laws and their traditions up and above the Bible! Thus they hold human law above the laws of God, guess whose side they are one?

3. Enforcement.. only Satan and Co., uses force, god uses love and truth but Satan uses every thing but! Revelation 13:15 "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."                          { Note (JB) so now can you being to see whose is in the Papal corner and where she gets her powers from?]

4. The Mark of the Beast” is enforced by civil law, the National and International Sunday Worship Law!   Revelation 13:16-17 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

THE PAPACY— THE BEAST POWER– 

Allow us to show the expanded description of the “Beast Power”,                                              1. It is the resulting power, of the unification of church and state, which were under the Papal control from 538 A.D. until 1798 A.D.  She, again was given NATIONHOOD status in 1929, as stated previous, this was the Beginning of the healing of the deadly wound.

2. The Dragon Power, can be placed onto any system that is under Satan’s control, even they know it not because by their Fruits Ye shall know them!                                                            Matthew 7:16-20 “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”

Note: (jb) Whenever these tow powers are as one, or working as one, persecution always results, just ask the any woman under Islam today or read W.Europe history of the Church! or Google Waldenses, or the Heuganauts, or Huss, or Protestant Reformation.

The Papacy…. the beast power… was formed by the union of church and state, which resulted in the persecution of dissenters.

“Facts of Faith b y Christian Edwardson, P. 304. [(jb) Take note few are small booklet types, due to the long time frame and many abuses recorded]

“In forming the Papacy during the 4th and 5th centuries, the catholic bishops, in conjunction with the state, enforced the pagan’s ‘venerable day of the sun,’ as a day of rest. This was but the first step in uniting church and state, thus forming what Bible Prophecy calls ‘The Beast Power’. Now with the forming ‘an image to the beast’, the Protestant and Catholic clergy will again make Sunday laws the entering wedge in their attempt to enforce religion by state laws universally. [Sunday legislation is already on the 'book in most States, but as the "blue Laws' not yet enforced. In fact some 100+ were cast into prison for not obeying Sunday laws in the 1860's in California!]  Sunday legislation constitutes the neutral ground for co-operation between Catholics and Protestants, and in this work they seek each other’s assistance. “

Note:  [ (JB) I have not yet found any evidence that within the Reformation movement, that the Sabbaths of God, was any issue, they all stayed with the Papacy on this point, and it was not until, again as best I know, that the Sunday worship was rejected, by some and the Sabbath re-instituted, ever heard of the Seventh Day Baptists?  The media are dominated with Papal sympathizers, is this possible?]                                                                       Please know that in 1999, the Anglican, the Lutheran churches signed a “Treaty” with the Papacy, thus these “Two Daughters” cam home to ” The Mother Church ” ! Five (5) years later, the Methodist and a Baptist Church, not Southern as far as I know. However all the “Eastern ‘religions” are on board as well as the Eastern and Russian Orthodoxies are signed on members!

Revelation 13:3 “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. ”                                                                                                                                                    Note (j.b) Most assuredly, all can agree that the above prophecy became fact during the rule of Pope John Paul 2nd, as he visited many nation during his rule!

  Most will agree, that when conflicts , crimes and Satan’s action with weather and earthquakes and the like, and when …  Luke 21:26 “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”  Then it shall be much easier for church leaders to convince the populace all around the world, to get back to Godly Worships and we must pass the Sunday Laws, to force all to worship and ask God for His Mercy to be with us again!

Next #4. “Stage is Set for The FINAL CONFLICT”  

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SOON, VERY SOON, THE SAINTS WILL GO HOME WITH JESUS.

We can’t say Jesus with frown, unless we conscientiously try to do so!  YET…..

Matthew 13:57. “And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house”

Note: These were the people who had known Jesus and his brothers and sisters [yes, sisters, we are not told, how many] as well as Joseph and Mary his “Parents”, as fat as they knew! Now if you had grown up with a someone, who turns out to be the son of god and designated as the Messiah or Savior, would you not have had some doubts?……

 Matthew 13:55-56 “Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?”

 Matthew 13:58 “And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”

Note: Not many but He did some.

Your belief, in christ will affect and reflect in all that you do and are..

 Matthew 6:3 “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: “

 Matthew 6:7 “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”

Note: We either truth Fully and totally in Jesus or our faith is but a shadow.

 Matthew 3:1-3 “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, {Greek for Aliyah] saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight”.

Note: Who members the Story of John the Baptist, who lost his head for telling the truth?[Matt.14:]  How does that fit into this passage….

 Ecclesiastes 1:9 “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”

Note: or more importantly with this….

.Revelation 13:15-17 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name”.

 

Note: There shall be such a world-wide zeal, “for getting back to God”, that the world will be convinced should be worshiped on the Sun-god-day, that all who refuse this and worship as Jesus set our example, will be hated, persecuted and killed.

 

 

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BITTEN by a TAIWAN COBRA.

 

Many thanks to author Gary Tolbert and Signs of the Times Aug 2014 Issue, for the foundation of this story.

 

The handling of poisonous snakes is dangerous as this author knows. He draws a power and spiritual lesson from what happened.

 

NOTE: [(j.b) have Y O U, dear reader, ever thought of sin as being like a serpent's poison? Here's  my analogy... the human being can become immune to snake venom, but know that there are more than one type of toxins, and some snakes care two types. First, one needs to inject very small amounts into one body, or a regular basis, and very slowly over the years increase the dosage!

While I heartily recommend that Y O U stay far away from this , I've draw for you how we make anti-venom, by the use of large animals, mostly cows and horses, and in the same way. Each animal is recorded with what snake venom it carries, and it's blood is taken regularly, and the anti-venom is extracted and frozen for use for mankind.    So now to Gary's story....

 

When, you live in Florida, you don't have a hard time finding snakes. In fact, they often find YOU! The Poisonous species are sometimes more of a challenge, but they're there if you look in the right places. I guess that's why, when I was a teenager, I got started on the hobby of collecting them. My parents were't very happy about the idea, but they put up with it.

Cages with Plexiglas fronts and locks on the doors lined the wall of a specially built room on the back of our home. Soon they housed many different kinds orf snak4es, including rattlesnakes, and water moccasins. The poisonous snakes added spice to my hobby. They proved to be a bit more exciting that I had anticipated.

In time, I wanted to add a few exotic species to my collection. I found that I could buy some interesting specimens through the mail. That's how i got Fred. Fred was a Taiwan Cobra about 3.5 feet long. When he rose up, in his cage, and spread his hood, he really caught your attention. He was beautiful!

UNTOUCHABLE FRED.

 

put Fred in my biggest cage, and wondered what I would do if he refuse to eat. That wasn't an unusual problem. Many of the other snakes wouldn't eat on their own, so we had to force feed them. Even Mom was willing to help with most of them. But Fred was different. I didn't want to touch him with my bare hands unless I absolutely had to.

Then a small crises came. A snake's skin doesn't grow with the snake, it sheds its skin, periodically. But when snakes are in captivity, normal processes can become complicated.

It was time for Fred to get rid of his old skin. Normally, snakes simply rub their noses on a rough surface until the old skin breaks lose, and they just crawl out of it. But Fred was having trouble getting the process stated. I would have been happy to help just about any other of m6y snakes, but I didn't want to pick up Fred.

John, who lived nearby, did not mind handling this type of snake, as he shared my fascination with poisonous snakes.. He was a little more daring in that he had acquired some lethal South american species.

I called John, and he came right over. When he picked up Fred he held him in one hand, and began peeling the skin away from his nose. Then he switched hands to continue helping Fred, with the process,  but before any of realized what was happening Fred had embedded a fang in the tip of John's finger!

There are two kinds of snake venom. Hemotoxin, that Rattlesnakes have, it attacks the red blood cells. {(j.b.) they carry oxygen to your cells.] This venom begins to the digestion processes while one is still alive. Hemotoxin venom sounds really bad, and it does produce painful, ugly wounds. But with quick treatment from anti venom serum, people really die from it.

The second type of venom, neuro-toxic venom works by attacking the nervous system. When its out of commission, the internal organ are paralyzed. Death from snake bites that carry this venom comes more quickly, like coral snakes,, though with less pain. Yet even in these cases, when prompt medical attention is given, people seldom die. Mostly thanks to the large animals that makes anti-venom possible.

FACING DEATH.

 

Hoping that our case would add to the statistics of life, we packed John’s hand in ice, and rushed his to the hospital, after taking him to a local MD. who although not believing our story, sent his to the hospital, and called ahead  so they could get ready.

When the staff was finally convinced of the truth, they called in every expert they could think of to help them decide what to do. There were two problems;

(1) First, the bite was from a Taiwan Cobra, being a particularly dangerous type of venom because it carries BOTH types of venom in very high concentrations. So even though Fred drove only one fang into John’s finger, he was in grave danger. Death could come quickly.

(2) Second, was that Fred a Taiwan Cobra, and John was in Florida a long way from Taiwan. When one is in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and not in Taiwan, one is not supposed to get bitten by a Taiwanese Snake

While the doctors struggled to keep John alive, appeals for Taiwan cobra anti-venom where sent out. Someone in Canada, called, saying they had some, but that’s still a long way from Florida.

Then on Miami Bill Haas, owner of the Miami Serpentarium, heard of our problem. Bill Haas puts on daily shows in which he “milks’ the venom of exotic species, which is used for research and creating the anti-venom. Snakebites was a regular part of his life, and so, to build up immunities in his blood, he regularly injects himself with venom- so much so that he was piratically immune to their poison. He seemed to be our best hope.

Some one got in touch with the U.S. Air force, which helped Bill Haas get to Cocoa Beach quickly. There, the doctors transfused some of Bill’s blood into John’s vein, and the anti-venom Bill had developed in his blood went to work counteracting the venom my cobra had injected into John’s finger.Bill’s blood literally saved John’s life!

FULL OF VENOM.

 

Scripture says that an “ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who leads the world astray”…Revelation 12::9, who has attacked each one of us. Beginning with the intrusion of sin and death into our world, some 6,000 years ago to the sins we all commit and the diseases that take our lives today, people have always been powerless against his bite…..{Genesis 3;   ….

 Romans 3:23-24″ For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”

It by this means of our sins, that we each have been “pumped full of venom”, and left to our own devises we shalt soon die.

However, our Heavenly Father knows how to treat this problem.

John 3:15-16 “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. “

God, showed us all way back in Genesis 3:21  that sin required to be atoned for with blood

Genesis 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”

Up to that point in time, earth had not witnessed death, of any life form, as all life was Vegan ..

Genesis 1:29-31 “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

Note: (j.b.) If any try to show you that sharp and pointy teeth can only belong to a carnivore, ask them to look at the fruit-bat, it eats only fruit but the teeth are long of its size and very sharp and “pointy”!

 Hebrews 9:22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”

Note (j.b.) For this reason was the O.T. blood sacrifices done, for they were the foreshadow of Christ’s blood shed for all sin for all time.

 Romans 3:24-25 “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”

DUE to His sinless life, conquering the devil on his own ground, He has powerful blood. He is immune to Satan’s venom and He offers us a “Spiritual Blood transfusion” that will save our lives.

We know not how it works, but many know that it as and will continue to work in all other who honestly accept Him in faith and trust,

 John 3:14 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:”

 Numbers 21:8 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. “

 

But how can this be still so?

 2 Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

As we see Him, there and understand who He is and He did for us, His blood covers and heals us….

 Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh [drawn near] by the blood of Christ.”

Please know, it takes special license, to own poison snakes, and you need to learn all there is about handling them with a degree of safety, although 100% safety is a goal, few be there that reach it! That’s the reason,  the why there is this story!

Now if Y O U feel that ancient serpent ‘s bite, remember that in Jesus christ ALL of us no matter how full of his venom we are, Jesus christ is the 100% fully effective anti-venom cure!  It’s Christ on the Cross for us all, Picture Him there dying for Y O U and me. His Blood is POWERFUL!

 

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SASQUATCH ATTACK ?

Many thanks to the “laymen Ministries” magazine and the author of this story: CEO Editor Jeff Reich. [a quarterly magazine]

Some of you may not know what a “Sasquatch” is. It may also be called “Bigfoot” or “Abominable Snowman.” On every northern continent there legends and even rare sightings of these creatures. In Japan it is called “Hibagon.” In China and Mongolia they the “Yeren”. In the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet they are called “Yeti”.

Do they exist? What if I tell you my brother was attacked by one?

Ummmmmm…

Years back, when we first moved to the deep, dark woods of Northern Idaho, we carved out a spot to set up a camp, in the hopes of building two humble homes. In 1981 this area was thick with cedar, pine and fir trees, located 12 miles from the nearest small town, and off the highway 2 miles on am nearly un-passable muddy roads. There was no power or running water. This place was home to bears, deer, cougars and elk and maybe even Sasquatch.

My brother, Allen and his wife, and my wife and I set up camp in this remote wilderness. We were living in a small camp trailer with a tarp that provided a patio roof over a picnic table. On the other part of the property, my brother put a 50 foot single wide trailer, which sat on makeshift wooden blocks.                                                                      Late that summer, on a warm night, my brother woke up to the strangest sounds outside his trailer. There was this low-pitched grunting sound, and with every grunt, his whole trailer would move. He felt around in the darkness over his bed for his wife, but she was missing? Hesitantly, he crawled out of bed, to try to peek out of the small louvered windows to see if he could spot the creature outside . As his eyes neared the window, the creature grunted right in his face. Terrified, he fell backwards on the bed! Right then his wife came into the room with a flashlight and whispered, “SHHH, there’s something outside.” They took the flashlight, and through the windows shinned it outside. There’s nothing to see.

At day break, they came quickly over to our camper. “Are you guys OK?” they asked. “Last night there was something outside our trailer making all kinds of terrible sounds. I was rocking the whole trailer. I think maybe it was a bear”, my brother exclaimed.                  “Sounds like many it was a Sasquatch.” I suggested. We all decided to go and investigate and see, if indeed, there was some “Bigfoot”, tracks by his trailer. On examination of the dirt around his trailer’s backside, there it was— a track about 155 across! The evidence was quite compelling. The only problem was, the track was circular in shape, It was—- a cow-pie!

Looking down in the meadow below our property we saw a big bull. It turns out that in the 1980’s this whole area was “open Range”, where cattle were allowed to run free. That night, the bull must have been scratching his back on Allen’s trailer, and with each grunt, the whole trailer rocked.                                                                                                                         Well, surface investigation seemed to indicate— or even validate— proof that Sasquatch exists. We had sounds, even had the rocking of the trailer, even a large “track”. But further investigation, we found the truth, It was a Bull!

Many people go about finding Bible truth is a similar fashion. A few key texts are put together and then presented as gospel truth. People who take the shallow approach simply swallow the whole story— as it seems plausible, so they just accept it as truth. We call these supposed truths, “Biblical Urban Legends”!  But when we follow the example of the Bereans, “in that they received the word with all readiness fo mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” [Acts 17:11] , we often come to a very different conclusion, and one that can hold true throughout the whole of the bible. WE should always , “Study to shew thyself approved unto God,a workman needeth not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.” [2 Timothy 2:15]

If we do not dig deep, for ourselves, into the Word of God, we may find out that too late that what we believed was only a bunch of bull!

No, never, ever, take the words of man or men for the Word of God, learn that for yourself!

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THE NIGHT WATCH.

 

WILL anyone disagree, that the earth’s morality has entered into what can only be called, The dark Times of Morality?

Yes each and every Saint, in Christ, had and has a past, but each and every sinner can have a future with Christ!

Yet we humans are at a cross-road, on the corners of ANYTHING GOES, and Earth’s resources are running out!

 Isaiah 21:6 “For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.”

 Isaiah 21:12 “The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, enquire ye: return, come.”

Note:  The morning comes and also the night? The two can’t come at the same time or can it? Well for those with christ within it is always light, but for the many who reject Christ, it shall always be dark, for in them there is no truth/light of God!

 

 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”

1 Thessalonians 5:3-4 “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.”

Note: Only to those who know not the word of God, shall be taken by surprise, because to them, Jesus return will be totally unexpected and be caught by surprise.

1 Thessalonians 5:5-7 “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.”

Note: Pray that Y O U are not only students of the Word, but DOERS of it also!  Bible Prophecy allows us to learn just where we are in God’s stream of time, and the reason why HE told us to be watch-men, and take note of world events as they pertain to the the Bible!

 Matthew 13:35 “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”

Note: If, at Christ’s return, this catches you as a thief in the night, fully by surprise and unexpected, SORRY you are, in great danger, of being lost!

  Luke 12:43-47 “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.”

 Luke 12:48″ But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”

Note: The more truth one has learned, the more we are asked to share it with others,Christ gave all, and HE expects us to give of that we have beyond our needs.

 Matthew 25:1-2 “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.”

Note: Sadly there are many such among us today,, those who have NO OIL in their lamps. Know that the oil is symbolic of the Holy Spirit, which will enter only within those who are willing and have asked for His workings within us! He, is also called the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who guides our studies in the Word of God!

 Matthew 25:3-12 “They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.”

Note: If anyone refuses to honestly study the Holy Bible, they will not KNOW Jesus! If one knows Him not, how can He reciprocate? I am sure that once the waters began to rise around their ankles, many rushed up to the door of Noah’s ark, pounding on it and shouting we are sorry for doubting you please open up and let us in!  Sorry I know you not! Ditto for all who died at Sodom and Gomorrah, agree?                                                                                                                          Sadly most so-called “Christians”, would rather take the words of men for the word of God, rather than learning that for themselves! As of 1999, most “Churches” are running at full speed back to Mother church in Rome,  they more readily take the words of men, over God’s Word!

 

A QUESTION.  

 

  Matthew 25:5-6 “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

ARE Y O U sleeping, or are Y O U ready for Christ’s return?

Are Y O U aware, that at some time soon……

Revelation 13:17 “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

 Isaiah 33:16 “He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure”

Note: as Christ will supply all our needs, even during this time, are you sure that you want nothing to do with Jesus?  What’s the alternative?…. Or doing it YOUR way!

Accepting the beast and to worship it and to receive its mark! But look…..

 Revelation 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

Note: All who reject Christ, will find no peace of mind, thus are tormented by their own thoughts!

John 14:1″ Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

All who want eternal life, must believe and accept Christ as their Personal Savior…..

 Romans 10:13″ For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 

Matthew 14:30. ” But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”

Note: we are not told in the Bible, why Peter began to sink, but with the possibility of his focus on the waves, or the mere fact of his looking back at the friends in the boat, matter not, what did matter he took his eyes off of Jesus, and began to sink!

 Psalms 143:7-9 “Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.”

 

 

      

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ELIJAH TODAY, TOMORROW, YESTERYEAR.

 

THIS, TO ME, IS A VERY INTERESTING COMPILATION OF BIBLE FACTS, SEE IF Y O U AGREE?

ELIJAH YET TO COME.

Malachi 4:5-6″Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

NOTE: This refers to the end time message,  just before Jesus returns, and with His glory destroys all living flesh that reject Him and the Father.

JOHN THE BAPTIST …   IN… “THE SPIRIT IF ELIJAH..#2.”–ELIAS [GREEK]

 Matthew 11:14 “And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.”

Note: IF… and only if the people would have accepted the message that John the Baptist spoke, who was to make straight the road for Jesus christ, as the Messiah after His baptism, but most rejected both the messengers and the message!

 

                  ELIJAH THEN. #1.

         1 Kings 17:1 “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.”

Note:  The time frame for the drought in this area lasted some 3.5  years, or 42 months!…

1 Kings 18:1 “And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.”

 1 Kings 18:17-21 “And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim. Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table. So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel. And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”

Note: the prophets which eat at Jezebel’s table.. When ever civil and church authorities are as one, the bible calls this the Beast Power!

Note:  Notice the “..thou that troubleth Israel…”  Just as now, then also those who spoke God’s message as written and unfiltered by human traditions, were always seen as troublemakers right? Just as part of this post troubles many![read Ezekiel 3:16+ for my reason..}

 1 Kings 18:24 “And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.”

1 Kings 18:25-28 “And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.”

 

 1 Kings 18:30-38 “And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water. And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.”

1 Kings 18:42-45 “So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.”

Note: If you doubt that God is in control read the  above verses again!

       Luke 4:25 “But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; “

James 5:17 “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.”

 

Note:  Please know that Eiljah was taken care of during the 3.5 years of time…

1 Kings 17:3-4Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.”

1 Kings 17:5-9 “So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. “

 

     Note: Most have heard of the name Jezebel, right? What parent would so name their daughter?  She was a queen from the kingdom where god sent Eliyah, to a widow and her son, who believed in God, contrary to this Queen  wife of Ahab, who both worshiped Baal !  Now long story, short, Eliyah fled, to get away from Ahab and his queen who had put a death penalty on his head.  This was a period of “Spiritual Drought” , where many people forgot about God, and worshiped idols instead.

NO MATTER, THE WORDS OF MEN, GOD CONTROLS THE WEATHER!

Yes, even thought Satan is allowed to wreak havoc from time to time, God is the “Overseer”

Having this said, look at where in the U.S. we have a severe drought? California, arguably one of the most Liberal, States in the Union! With the 9th Court of Appeals the most liberal leftist in the nation! How many times have the voters, voted down the Same-sex marriage law, only to have this court set it aside? The will of the people ignored!

No, I hold that peopled who wish to in a union, give them all the legal advantages of marriage, without the sanctity of same! It is not our job to render judgments, that God’s job,They and all of us knows that this goes against the word, but each has the free-will to reject God’s wisdom, even if many don’t have the wisdom to accept it! Have we not all seen the price of this life-style in the millions of aids deaths world-wide? This is where we lack wisdom agree! Is this a idea worthy of death? But I digress.

Why, when we have the example of Sodom and Gomorrah before us do we still follow their ways?

 Jude 1:7-8 “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.”

Note: The two cities and the five “feeder towns,” in the area, today’s experts figure this location was home to as many as 300,000 people! Personally I believe that most people would say we are today, world-wide in another “spiritual drought” would Y O U agree?

Daniel 9:25-27″ Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. “

Note: Look for the Longest prophecy post for the meaning of this prophecy, other than this: one week = 7 days/years of prophetic time, and cut-off mid week week means 3.5 days/years.

So here we have yet another 3.5 year span of time,first one of a drought, resulted in the people returning to God, Then John the Baptist’s ministry for 3.5 years, then Jesus’s own ministry from the time of His baptism to the Cross being another,  3,5 years

ELIJAH   #2. 

 Luke 1:13-17 “But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

 John 1:19-21 “And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.”

Matthew 11:14-15 “And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

  Luke 1:17 “And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

 Luke 3:3-7 “And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”

Note: “..O generation of vipers..” in each society there are words or phrases, that if spoken are “fighting words”, this calling them vipers was about the most fighting-est words of the time. Words not ever spoken by a coward! Yet again calling people to God! for a 3.5 yr span of time until His beheading just before Christ’s death!

 Eliyah #3. For the tomorrow. “Another 3.5 years??????

 

  Revelation 13:11-18 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

Note: Satan is NOT A MAN, but a fallen angel, the human leader of the beast system is and are men!

 

Revelation 14:6-9 “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,”

Note: Revelation 13’s Beast, any so-called beast system in the Bible always refers to the union of the civil and religio powers operating as one power! Persecution always results!  But God’s own, those with Christ’s  spirit within, shall be the last Aliyahs, that will draw people to God’s side, in loving obedience!.

Plus know a woman has always been the Bible’s symbol of a Church, a good woman for Christ’s church, and a bad woman for the apostate churches! Eliyah stayed with a good woman who believed in God, and he fought against a the evil woman Jezebel who worshiped ball.

In the time near the end, it will again be all about worship, the who the how and the when!

Who The Father God, through the Son Christ Jesus, with the unctions of the Holy Spirit.

The How, with a quiet Spirit, and a humble heart, in hymns, study and prayers.

The When On the Seventh day Sabbath, and NOT on the first day SUN-god-day! For this is the Mark of the Beast, in plain view of all!

Yes, His church shall be close to falling, but it shall not fail totally, but God shall always have His Remnant!

Thanking Y O U for your time.

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