Easy Fix 2

Picking up from the last sentence of the first paragraph from yesterdays discussion. “No matter which way it plays out, what’s happening in our world is suggestive that our future is not very bright.” Centered around what Jesus said in Matthew 24:21. And then, at the end verse 22 was used.

So it’s time to move and consider the dimness clouding our future. Just a couple of examples should set the stage for some real concerns. Consider what’s going on in Syria, as Bashar al-Assad continues his long slaughter of Syrians. With NATO suggesting a Libyan style intervention to stop the slaughter. Do that said, Assad and I’ll fire missiles into Israel. Counter punch Israel, do that and Damascus will become dust. Bingo! Prophecy fulfilled, “The burden of Damascus. Behold Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap,” Isaiah 17:1.

To compound matters, Assad said, that he’d get help from Lebanon, and that Iran would attack American warships in the area. More details found with, 15 September 2014, discussion, “Assad God’s man of the hour.”

“The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, the United States which is made up of people from the UK, who no doubt, were unaware that they were joining Manasseh to bring into existence America, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria; they shall be like the glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD of Hosts,” emphasis through out this padre, Isaiah 17:3. Note:Nations have a lineage just like people do. Ephraim is the younger brother of Manasseh and their prophetic declaration as nations comes from Genesis 48:15-20; Romans 4:18.

With God given birth rights comes great responsibilities. First as individuals, who in this instance were destined to be a people of lawfulness through forgiveness by Jesus Christ. Then destined to create a nation whose decedents would continue that birth right, Romans 4:7-8. The problem with America is that birth right with its responsibilities is no longer considered an individual or national inheritance. The consequences are evident for those of us who have spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear. It’s a mystery contained in Ezekiel 12:2; God’s prophet to the house of Israel. One such house is the United States. And those mysteries were emphasized and expanded upon by Jesus in Matthew 13:11-15. The old America new the following contained in Matthew 13:16-17;23. Verses 17-22 contains the slippery slope that destroyed America.

If you have been following the news, then you know that the United States talked the talk but failed to walk the talk. Which seriously wounded America as a power of influence anywhere in the world. Here is an added simple formula to the last paragraph. It’s why the United States stumbled in Syria with Russia and will fail miserably with ISSI. The global prophet Daniel laid it out in his declaration found in his manuscript cited as Daniel 2:21a; the United States has been blinded from grasping the significance of Daniel 2: 21b-22. The past history of the United States is contained in verse 23.

Leaving Syria in a continuing mess which allowed for the birth of a new world devil tagged ISIS. A formidable enemy only in its infancy. Attracting recruits to fight their war from the United States and elsewhere globally. A foe the United States or the world community doesn’t have the slightest clue as to how to fight. You’ll continue to hear lots of talk, but with some failed walking of the talk. With nations clambering to explain how they were blind sided by an evil worse than Nazism. The same old rhetoric surfaces arguing that ISIS doesn’t represent real Islam. So fearful of ISSI is the world that Muslim states have joined the pitiful rhetoric. Here is the truth ISSI represents real Islam. The Muslim voices who say otherwise represent the apostasy of Islam. Which is support by their war manual the Qur’an. Slowly they’ll come around to the ISSI way because Muslims were born with ISSI in their blood. Take a good look Genesis 16:12, where Islam is  seen as a people of war. Given permission by God to flex their muscles, Genesis 17:20. In Proverbs 17:11-13, we see their anger, hate and fury for being denied the birthrights of Isaac. It’s what world turmoil is all about and it’s found in Galatians 4:22-31. Cautionary urging to do more than read the aforementioned scriptures, study and pray over them.

There is hope because God is merciful when it involves individual and national repentance. That hope is based upon American and Israeli repentance. It’s undetermined as to the level of involvement the United States will play in its response to ISSI. But for some reason, it’ll stop, maybe because of Israels victory. Because it’s proclaimed, ‘the remnant shall be like the glory of the children of Israel.’ With perhaps the remnant being those people who survived. Whatever weapons Israel used to turn Damascus to dust along with her surrounding cities from the aforementioned scripture of Isaiah 17:1. ISSI had its birth in Syria and could well be pushed back into Syria by the United States and destroyed by Israel.

“And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall become lean,” verse 4. The glory of Jacob, is the United States, note Genesis 17:4, partially fulfilled through Genesis 48:16,19-20. With her greatness expressed through Genesis 49:22-24.

It’s well known that Iran’s military prowess is far greater than Israel or the United States ever suspected. As Iran successfully captured in flight a U.S. spy drone, and brought it down undamaged by staging a landing in Iran. And now is in possession of sensitive American intelligence. Who knows what  other military capabilities Iran has with Assad declaring Iran will attack U.S. war ships in the region. And with the intelligence gleamed from that drown, will it contribute to the making of Jacob thin and the fatness of his flesh thin? No doubt a continuing dimensional worry for the United States government.

Isaiah 17:4-6, discusses the weak economy of Judah which could encompass Israel and Great Britain. But it seems primarily directed, for now, at the United States. With harvest man working hard with his arms but without much success. Made picturesque with the gathering of corn in the valley of Rephaim. Because Rephaim people were war enemies of God’s people. With no better success with picking of fruits with a berry here and and a berry there, says the LORD God of Israel.

But standing off there is an unidentified man, “At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. And he shall not look to the alters, the works of his hands; neither shall he respect that which his fingers have made, neither the idols, or the images, Isaiah 17:7-8.

In that day his strong cities shall be like a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because the children of Israel; and there shall be desolation. (Children of Israel is applicable to Israel and the house of Israel meaning those nations born from Genesis 17:4, Genesis 48:16,19-20). Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength (Genesis 49:24), therefore shalt you plant pleasant plants, and shall set it with strange slips. In that day shalt make thy plant to grow, and in the morning  shalt make they seed to flourish; but the harvest shall be a heap of ruins. In the day of grief and desperate sorrow, Isaiah 17:9-11.

Woe to the multitude of many people, who made a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters; but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased like the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. And behold at evening, trouble; and before the morning, he is not. This is the portion of those who spoil us, and the lot of those who rob us,” Isaiah 17:7-14.

Here it is Easy Fix 2, “Surely the LORD God does nothing. Unless He reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets,” Amos 3:7, and, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,” Revelation 1:1.

What you have read is about some of the events and consequences Jesus talked about. When he said, “For then, shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor shall ever be,” Matthew 24:21. Top off with Amos and John telling us that God wants us to know some of these signs that will bring great dread upon all of humanity. And that is our fix, if you please. Because it’s as high, as one can get on God’s gift of knowing what to expect before it occurs.

Remember what was said yesterday that spared humanity from extinction? There was a man, who found grace in the eyes of God. He was a just man and perfect in his generation. And Noah, walked with God.

In the midst of war and slumping economies God inserts this statement. “At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall respect to the Holy One of Israel,” Isaiah 17:7. Suggestive perhaps that God is in search for another Noah. So that he spare humanity near extinction. Because as things stand right now, Jesus is going to have to intervene; or no one will survive, Matthew 24:22.

Which leaves us with this old maxim, if not you, whom? Maybe the whom is born of one and spreads to the many. Swallowing one Body of Believers after another. Until the church maximizes its potential, as the salt and light of the world. Then it becomes a City on a Hill, as God intended. And for awhile longer that dreadful tribulation will be postponed because God is a God of mercy, and second chances.

Easy Fix

This padre spends tons of hours reading and studying the scriptures. Then matching them with additional hours of study with breaking news from around the world. And at times, it works the other way around. With breaking news that might be a insight from God concerning the approaching end of this current age. Which strikes me in a particular way, and sends me scripture hunting for greater insight and understanding. No matter which way it plays out, what is happening in our world today is suggestive that our future is not very bright.

So how dim will things get? Disturbingly horrible, so that there will be no tranquility anywhere on the face of the earth. So for the insightful peace of soul and mind is available. By turning to Jesus, who will made the dim bright. And it comes from two very profound statements, he made. “For then, shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor shall ever be,” Matthew 24:21.

I have pondered that statement by Jesus, and wondered, what tribulation occurred at the beginning of the world? That caused Jesus to say, until this time, so, what are the events of this time that will never happen again?

First a word of caution, do not allow your self to be fooled by the words ‘THIS TIME.’ Some scoff at such statements reminding us that, Jesus said that more than 2000 years ago. And here we are a very advanced society, and the tribulation of badness hasn’t occurred. Proving that the Bible is just a lot of nothing. With people like this padre, trying to make something out of nothing. Understand this, ‘THIS TIME’ is a work in progress, and you can count on the tribulation of badness to occur. Maybe soon, or maybe centuries from now.

So lets first look at the tribulation that had occurred at beginning of the world. “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it REPENTED THE LORD THAT HE HAD MADE MAN ON THE EARTH, AND IT GRIEVED HIM AT HIS HEART. AND THE LORD SAID, I WILL DESTROY MAN WHOM I HAVE CREATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH; BOTH MAN AND BEAST, AND THE CREEPING THING, AND THE FOULS OF THE AIR; FOR IT REPENTETH ME THAT I HAVE MADE THEM,” Genesis 6:5-7.

“But Noah, found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God,”verses 8-9.  And God instructed Noah to build an ark, verse 14. “And behold, I even I, do bring a flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath life, from under heaven; and everything that is in the earth shall die,” verse 17. “But with you will I establish my covenant,” verse 18. And everything died, verse 21, except for Noah and those sheltered in the Ark. And God provided humanity with a second chance, Genesis 8:15-22. “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them. Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth,” Genesis 9:1.

And that settles the statement made by Jesus that a new tribulation will sweep the world that had not been seen since the beginning of the world. This is the other profound statement that Jesus made that will bring peace to the soul and mind. Because the next tribulation the worse ever, and never to be duplicated ushers in this Christ consolation. “And except those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved; but for the ELECT’S sake those days shall be shortened,” Matthew 24:22.

The easy fix is to find grace in the eyes of the Lord. And to be seen by God, like Noah, as a just person, and perfect, in ones generation. And then to walk with God, as it was said of Noah, by God. And maybe God will use you to spare humanity, yet again from a promised tribulation.

Next time, events that might suggest that our tribulation in the world that has never been seen, or will ever be seen again, might be closer than anticipated.

A churches dilemma

We have heard the report of it; (the fall of Jerusalem) our hands grow feeble. Anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail. Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear are on every side. So said the prophet Jeremiah 6:25, centuries before such an occurrence would occur.

And again, its an individual that God turned to in an attempt to starve of such a tragedy. So Jeremiah pleads with the Jews. “O daughter of my people, gird thyself with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes; make mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the spoiler has suddenly come upon us,” Jeremiah 6:26.

Who is this spoiler? King Jared of Assyria. Raised up from among the German speaking people of the world. And most likely from Germany, who assumed control of the European Union. As the beast of Revelation 13:1, “with seven heads and ten horns and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of Blasphemy.” With the European Union representing the fallen but revived Roman Empire. Found in this truth, “And I saw one of his heads, as though it had been wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world marveled,” Revelation 13:3.

“And they worshiped the dragon (could be Satan or some demonic controlled human), who gave power unto the Beast (King Jared); and they worshiped the Beast, saying, Who is like 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,” Revelation 13:4-5.

“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. AND IT WAS GIVEN UNTO HIM TO MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, AND TO OVERCOME; AND POWER WAS GIVEN HIM OVER ALL KINDREDS, TONGUES AND NATIONS,” Revelation 13:7. There will come a day, when I do not know. But you can see the hand writing on the horizon, as it becomes more and more unpopular to promote the varied truths of God’s word. Even so during the season, when Christendom celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and His resurrection. All resemblance of what made America great, our Judea-Christian heritage, is being shelved. And to what extent, will this “BEAST” war with the saints? To the extent of international and national law allows. I’ve discussed the fall of Ephraim, the UK, and Manasseh, the U.S. Now the only obstacle in the way of the “Beast” is Israel. And Israel is Jerusalem which has been trampled upon by the Gentiles. Allowing for global dominance by King Jared and a federations of nations led by Germany. Verse seven is prophecy which is destined to be fulfilled.

Not everyone will surrender to such ungodliness. Because we have this recorded, “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. IF ANY MAN HAS AN EAR, LET THEM HEAR,” Revelation 13:8-9. I for one believe that though it’ll be difficult, enough stouthearted people will exist whose names are indeed written the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. And we will resist the evils of the day. Because we have have ears, and have heard.

And so we’ll return to Jeremiah, because his prophecy is one that never has an ending. “O daughter of my people (in Christ Jew and Gentile are one, therefore the Gentile is as much Jewish, as is the Jew Gentile see Galatians 3:26-29), dress yourself in sackcloth, and roll about in ashes; and make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the spoiler will suddenly come upon us (also),” Jeremiah 6:26. Sackcloth is a garment worn in the context of what Jeremiah is discussing. Suggesting that it should be worn publicly as a display of remorse for a world that has stumbled into the abyss of godlessness. And include in that display are ashes which the prophet puts this way, “and roll about in ashes.” Which would suggest a very visible display of ashes, as often seen on the forehead of Christians during Holy Week, especially, the moments before His Crucifixion. Symbolic of our repentance, and willingness suffer death for Him if necessary. In other words to make a public statement that the godless trends of the times have met there match.

Why? Because, “I have set you as a tower. Christians are the light of the world a City on a Hill, see Mathew 5:14. A fortress among my people. That you might know and try (test) their way. Are there enough of us willing to return America to its ordained destiny? But it will not be easy, like the Jews, Christians are seem as revolters by God. They are all grievous revolters walking with slanders; they are brass (bronze) and iron which suggests strength as set in their ways. They are all corrupters. The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed by the fire; the founder melts in vain; for the wicked are not plucked away. Reprobate silver shall all men call them because the LORD has rejected them,” emphasis through out by this padre, Jeremiah 6:27-30.

Best summed up by Matthew, another spokesperson for God. “No person can serve two maters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he shall hold to one, and despise the other. You can’t serve God and mammon,” Matthew 6:24. And simply put, it’s impossible to be effective for Christ and crave to those things that parish. Which will not allow, for the plucking away of the wicked.

A churches dilemma, to be or not to be in accordance with the content of this and other discussions in this series. To be is about developing the arts of plucking away the wicked so that you might become their masters. They say, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Here’s a matter of toughness from Jesus, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed! The devil is about to throw some of you in prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

Men of war set against you O Zion

Then we discover, that the King of the North isn’t finished, though King Jared swept through the region with seemingly little resistance. But having reached Jerusalem, his concerns seemed needless. Because its recorded, “But the news from the East and the North shall trouble him; therefore, he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the Glorious Holy Mountain (Jerusalem); yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him,” Daniel 11:44-45. Meaning Jerusalem has been captures. The King of the North will occupy Jerusalem, the Holy City. And during his occupancy, Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles

Concerning the end of this pathetic age, Jesus said you’ll see this, “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that the desolation is near…. For these are the days of vengeance that all things written maybe fulfilled…. For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the sword, AND BE LED AWAY CAPTIVE INTO ALL NATIONS. AND JERUSALEM WILL BE TRAMPLED BY THE GENTILES, UNTIL THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES ARE FULFILLED,” Luke 21:20-24.

But the “Beast” will have his reign interrupted by Jesus Christ. Jesus will capture him, and throw him and the false prophet alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. (cf Revelation 19:20).

Nevertheless, before that occurs there will be exceedingly difficult days for the people living in Jerusalem under King Jared. Again God tells us about that coming hardship for the Jews. Saying in Isaiah 3:1, 24-26, “For behold, the Lord of Host takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah, v.1. And just what will the  LORD take away? “The stock and the store. The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water. The mighty men and the men of war. The judge and the prophet,” v.1b-2a. “And it shall be, INSTEAD OF A SWEET SMELL THERE WILL BE A STENCH; INSTEAD OF A SASH (holy garment worn around the waist or neck) A ROPE, INSTEAD OF WELL SET HAIR BALDNESS. INSTEAD OF A RICH ROBE, A GIRDING OF SACKCLOTH (worn for mourning) AND BRANDING INSTEAD OF BEAUTY. YOUR MEN SHALL FALL BY THE SWORD. AND YOUR MIGHTY IN THE WAR. HER GATES SHALL LAMENT AND MOURN. AND SHE BEING DESOLATE SHALL SIT ON THE GROUND,” verses 24-26.

No doubt all of God’s prophets had a sense of awe for the majesty and holiness of the eternal city of God, Jerusalem. And in private, weep, when they were told by God to announce her destruction. Jeremiah adds this to the the sad demise of Jerusalem by King Jared and his Assyrian army. As should the entire church of Jesus Christ. Because this is added to the already sad news, “For a disaster appears out of the North, and a great destruction,” Jeremiah 6:1c. “Prepare war against her; arise at noon. Woe to us, for the sun goes away, for the shadows of the evening are lengthening. Arise and let us go by night. And let us destroy her palaces,” verses 4-5.

“Thus says the LORD. Behold a people comes from the north country, a great nation will be raised from the farthest parts of the earth. They will lay hold on bow and spear. They are cruel and have no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses. As men of war set in array against you, O daughter of Zion,” Jeremiah 6:22-23.

It all sounds frightful for those of us who love the daughter of Zion. Because what will happen to Jerusalem could have been avoided. If the Jews would have realized that their Messiah arrived more than 2000 years ago, as the perfect sacrificial Lamb for their sins. But it’s recorded, as a testimony against his heritage the Jews of Israel. By John, who said, “He came to His own, and His own did not receive him,” John 1:11. And God has held that against the Jews ever since. Because He made certain that the gospel of salvation would be offered to them, repeatedly. Only to have the gospel repeatedly rejected. So God called upon another of his prophets to announce the consequences, for their rejection of their Messiah. Zachariah, no doubt also saddened became, yet another, voice to speak for God. “I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem. The city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the woman ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity. But a remnant of the city, shall not be cut off from the city,” Zachariah 14:1-2b.

Again why so such misery? Isaiah provides the answer, “For Jerusalem stumbled, and Judah is fallen. Because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke His glory. The look on their countenance witnesses against them. And they declare their sin, as Sodom; they do not hid it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves,” Isaiah 3:8-9.

In previous postings we discovered that America’s fate is just as troublesome, as recorded by the Prophet Hosea. Because Ephraim and Manasseh would not “frame” their behaviors, as God so ordered.

God doesn’t look favorably upon nations for the reasons discussed in this series. God looks upon nation states as a drop (water?) in a bucket, and are counted as dust on the scales. (cf Isaiah 40:15). It’s usually been an individual, special to God, who would rally the people. Who repent, and return to their God. And collectively they move nation states to be more than a drop in a bucket or mere dust on the scales.

God’s message is simple, declaring through Paul that He would not be mocked. Warning individuals, as well as nation states, that whatever is sown shall be reaped. Putting this finishing declaration, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. But sometimes the way is hard, but Paul offers this Christ encouragement. Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. (cf Galatians 6:7-9).

A hell of an experience

“In reality there is perhaps not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself,” Benjamin Franklin.

Some historical events that causes Franklin’ analogy to haunt all of us, as real. First somewhere no human has ever been, this was asked. How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning? How were you cast down to the earth, who did weaken the nations? It happened because you said in your heart. I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the mountain. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High, Isaiah 14:12-15.

Yet you shall be brought done to Sheol, meaning hell, to the sides of the pit. Hell is a forlorn place, but it is also a curious place. NOTE:”Sheol from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, even the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. They speak and say unto you, have you also becoming as weak as we? Have you becoming like us? Your pomp (pride) has brought you down to Sheol, and the sound of your stringed instruments; the maggot is spread under you, and the worms cover you,” Isaiah 14:9-10. “They that see you shall narrowly look upon you, saying, is this the man who made the earth TREMBLE, who did shake KINGDOMS? Who made the world like a WILDERNESS, and destroyed CITIES? Who opened the house of the prisoners? Isaiah 14:16-17.

It will be Lucifer’s final domain sometime in the future, and that will be his greeting, all because of pride. A dreadful ending for one given this description. “You were perfect in your ways from the days that you were created. Until iniquity was found in you,” Ezekiel 28:15.

From the source of the only reliable truth, God; in succinct form arrives the cause of individual and global mayhem. “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall,” Proverbs 16:18.

Wrapped up in this posting are the chronicles of world troubles discussed earlier this month. With far greater trouble on the horizon. Like a two hundred million man army engaged to capture Jerusalem. Before the worlds new master beats them to it. And beat them they did, despite such a humungous army. Not entirely a bad thing though because those defeated happened to be Arab Muslims.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Terror on the world scene

Now that we have placed some of those round pegs nicely into those perfectly crafted round holes by God centuries ago. And from some previous, but recent discussions, we have many of those same nations cited in Psalms 83:2-8, as those saber rattling against Israel today. With Turkey, and Jordan moving more in that direction. And Germany insisting upon the return of Israeli fruits of war being surrendered to their self declared enemies.

And of course, the fruits of war are always significant because all nations are about empire building. As will be the case with King Jared of Assyria, or Germany. Perhaps the leader the revived Roman Empire. Their purpose is to capture Jerusalem from Israel and obliterate the Jews from the face of the earth.

So having said that, how will the rest of the world react? In one word, favorably! So other confederations  will be formed with the sole purpose of not allowing King Jared to accomplish said task. And of course, for self serving reasons. Which includes preserving their own national security, and for the opportunity to enhance their own empires.

There is a king that the Bible describes as the King of the South. This king will be able to bring other nations together as a confederacy of Arab/Muslim nations. He will be a political, military and religious leader. Through his leadership, they’ll attack King Jared, and his alliance of nations.

But the king of North, perhaps the renewed and expanded Russian empire will react with fury. It’s described as follows, “At the time of the end the King of the South shall attack him; and the King of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelming them and pass through. He shall also enter the Glorious Land and many countries shall be overthrown, but these shall escape from his hand, Edom=Turkey, Moab=part of Jordan and the western part of Iraq. And the prominent people of Ammon=Jordan= and Hamas/PLO. (cf. Daniel 11:40-41).

Not all nations will escape the whirlwind of war from the King of the North, the “Beast.” With this chronicle of future history listed, “He, King of the North shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall follow at his heels.” We don’t know what that last clause means. Were they following voluntarily or were they conquered and forced to follow? (cf. Daniel 11:42:43).

How prominent in world affairs will the European Union become in the future? Through a leader, who may, or may not be on the world scene today. He/she could be King Jared of Assyria or Germany. In order to get an enhanced concept of how powerful the King of the North is, if King Jared of Assyria is the King of the revived Roman Empire, the “Beast,” Once thought to have been mortally wounded but survived. Causing the world to marvel and join the cause. (cf. Revelation 13:3). The empire that murdered Jesus Christ and destroyed the Jewish temple. Which will be rebuilt, as a sign that the world is going to experience significant changes which will not be favorable to the world as we know it. (cf. Mark 11:12-14; 20-22). Picturesque of the Jewish temple destroyed and which will be rebuilt. And another attempt, will be made to destroy the Jewish temple. (cf. Daniel 9:27). John saw in Revelation 13:1 rising out of the sea, (meaning from among the people) having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his head a blasphemous name. He/she will successfully resisted and defeat the region made up of powerful Arab/Muslim nations with an army of two hundred million troops. This is discerned  from Revelation 16:1, “The I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth,” and, “Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates and its water dried up, so that  the way of the king from the east might be prepared,” Revelation16:12. And, the threat from the east will come with an Army of two hundred million. (cf. Revelation 9:16).

What will occur here is a war between the renewed Roman Empire, the European Union, enlarged and coined as the United States of Europe. Directed through the leadership of King Jared of Assyria or Germany. Teamed up with the nations which might will include Russia, China, Japan and India. Collectively, those nations would have to be the premier super powers of the world. All but Japan are nuclear powers today. And some think China is about to replace the United States, as premier power on the worlds oceans. And on its own, could put together an army of two hundred million troops.

Can you imagine the chaos in the region. Surely such news will circulate around the world with tumultuous fears. And most likely the disruptions in the region will create havoc everywhere. With economies being severely impacted because of the worlds dependence on oil from the region. Go on from there, and imagine the totality of the chaos impacting families and their nation states. In particular, the United States, the worlds most oil dependent country in the world today and it will only increase. Like its crippling national debt. By the time events of this discussion plays out the United States will most likely be irrelevant as a super power. A sitting duck in the ocean of time to be picked off at will. Because like all empires, they come and go, at the will of the Supreme Ruler of the universe. And mostly because America forgot to bless the name of God, as exemplified by Daniel because wisdom and MIGHT are HIS, and HE does a lot with it. (cf. Daniel 2:20-22).

Remember these are discussions about a God, who changes his mind. Often through a Noah. But for that to happen the church of Jesus Christ is going to have to stop their squabbling and start evangelizing collectively as one body. And return Washington, D.C. to being that City on a Hill. Abel to salt the earth with the flavor of God. All for the glory of God and not national glorification. It’s the pathway for individual and statehood prosperity and survival. Wake up God’s people of America and make it happen! (cf. Matthew 5:13-14).

Syria’s Assad God’s man of the hour

As NATO forces helped rid the world of tyrannical ruler Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, so comes the call to do the same to Syrian President Basher al-Assad. With this addition, drive ISSI out of Iraq through NATO and U.S. air power. Getting commitments from six Muslim states to put foot soldiers on the ground.

Then setting the stage for who knows what end, as U.S. air power launched air strikes inside Syria to destroy ISSI. Done with out Syrian permission to enter their sovereign air space.

But the Syrian President, has warned against such involvement in Syria. Setting forth with great clarity his six hours of doom.

This is his grand plan to set the Middle East on fire by striking Israel with assistance from Hezbollah in Lebanon and help from Iran. According to Ynet News, “Assad Threatens to Attack Tel Aviv in case of NATO Strike,” 04 October 2011, reported Ynet News, Assad is said to have made his threats while meeting with Turkey’s foreign minister. Saying the following, “If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need no more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golden Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv.Then he “stressed that Damascus will also call on  Hezbollah in Lebanon to launch a fierce rocket and missile attack on Israel, one that Israeli intelligence could never imagine. All these events will happen in three hours, but in the second three hours, Iran will attack U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf as American and European interest will be targeted simultaneously.”

But will Assad really follow through on his threats. As the U.S. is helping Assad to stay in power by attacking ISSI. Because Assad has found ISSI to be a formidable foe, as they fight to topple his regime.

DEBKA, a political, analysis, espionage, terrorism security organization found at www.debka.com. Reported that, “Israel reacted with a warning of it own. If a single missile explodes in Tel Aviv, Damascus will be the first to pay the price, and if the missile persists, one Syrian town after another will be destroyed. The Israeli message to Assad cited the warnings of then Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Along with other Israeli cabinet members warnings to Hizballah, that if Tel Aviv comes under attack from its missiles, not only Beirut, but all of Lebanon will go up in flames. Assad was given to understand that Syria would go the same way as Lebanon if it engaged in missile belligerence against Israel.” Published as, “Turkish Military Exercise on Syrian Border, Assad Threatens Tel Aviv if Attacked,” 04 October 2011.

Fortunately as the third anniversary of that publication is approaching. The rhetoric has amounted to nothing more than saber rattling, from all parties. Not that the area is in any way a place tranquility. However with ISSI on the world scene a whole new dimension to war has erupted with threats to attack the U.S. and its western allies from within their national boarders.

Can you imagine what a global disastrous impact would occur, if such threats actually materialize on the world stage. For starters, think about major oil disruptions from the rich oil fields of the area. Translate that into economic shortfalls of all kinds like lost jobs and food shortages.

So now it’s time to address the issue, is Syria’s Assad God’s man of the hour? No, but he could be one of the round pegs that are being dropped into round holes, so that we can better understand world events from a scriptural perspective. Like the sudden, and unexpected lopping of huge chucks of Syria and Iraq to become a brand new state. Birthed as ISSI or the Islamic state of Syria and Iraq. With several voices from the United States Congress announcing that ISSI must be stopped. Because if not stopped, they will attack us also!

Hopefully, most are familiar with the biblical expression, the Day of the Lord. Well it’s an extended period of time prior to the return to earth of our Redeemer and Lord, Jesus Christ. Here then is a prophecy that must be fulfilled before our blessed Christ will return. “Behold! Damascus will cease being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap,” Isaiah 17:1. Brought about by a retaliatory Israeli attack sometime in the future.

God gives us all this information which we know will occur, we just don’t know when. And, it’s for our own good. And don’t believe anyone, who says they have special gifts to know when. Trust Jesus, who said, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father,” Mark 13:32.

Because to a large extent these discussions are ones of hope. From recent discussion it was taught, God sometimes changes his mind, when he finds a righteous person. (cf. Genesis 6:5-9). “And Noah was perfect in his generation, Noah walked with God.” And through Noah, God gave humanity a new tomorrow. And it was said, “hope is the best of all worlds because it gives us the opportunity to correct our today, so we can have a tomorrow.” God is merciful, when we turn to him in repentance. And this is how it’s done, “And shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry out day an night to him, though he bears long with them?” (cf. Luke 18:7). Then the clincher, “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily,” verse 8a. And maybe, that’s why the topics of this discussion might have to occur sooner than later. “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” verse 8b.

Oh! Yes it was also taught, today’s Noah must be the revitalized church. Then the discussed events might occur later than sooner.

How a nation toileted its future

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country, when I reflect that God is just. That his justice cannot sleep forever,” Thomas Jefferson.

Jefferson, who would become the nations third president, was not known as gifted orator. His talent was with his pen. As he crafted one of the worlds most powerful and eloquent documents, the nations Declaration of Independence.

Religion was important to Jefferson, also. Before his presidency, he wrote a bill establishing religious freedom in Virginia which enacted into law in 1786.

And the aforementioned first paragraph was one of his gifts to a young nation. Founded upon the premise that the great God of the universe was the founding Father of America. Who then passed this great gift of America, to men like Thomas Jefferson. Who would become responsible for crafting a way of life which the nation tagged as our Judea-Christian heritage. Looking for ways to exalt the lordship of Jesus Christ. Our reward as a nation is spelled out for us in Genesis 49:22-25, America mighty in prosperity, mighty in war and thus freedom. Spelled out this way, “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over a wall. The archers have harassed him, shot at him, and hated him. But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the the hands of the mighty God of Jacob. From there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel.”

And so today the Jeffersonian fears are manifesting themselves. Because America is not secure in prosperity, might or freedom because the nation has removed the only bases for the nations existence. And as Jefferson acknowledged with fear, God is just and his justice can’t sleep forever. For a nation, that has moved away from framing their deeds in accordance with God’s declarations, and who must now experience his wrath.

Future postings will chronicle a Middle East catastrophe beyond the imagination of most. That is sure to cause the entire world to tremble with great fear. And no doubt will cause unparalleled havoc through out the United States. Which just might be the beginning of God’s wrath upon America. Why, some will wonder? Because America failed to continue to craft her deeds to honor and glorify the Almighty God of Abraham, who made America possible. Drifting to a point where God looked at his prized jewel and declared they know not their God anymore.

Beating drums of war

The years come, and go, with this last rollover of years allowing Israel to celebrated it’s sixty sixth anniversary. Which resulted from a 1947 United Nations decision to partition the British Mandate for Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. With the sweep of a vote, prophecy was fulfilled, “For i will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you onto your own land,” Ezekiel 36:24. And the Jews still inhabiting the land, had their nationhood. With many other Jews anxious to return home because Israel once again had joined the world community, as a nation state.

On the same day the Palestinians also marked the day. But they complained calling the UN decision a day of sin.

What today’s Palestinians don’t know is that their Arab neighbors never really had any interest in creating an Arab Palestinian state. History shows that King Abdullah, the great grandfather of today’s King Abdullah 11 intended to invade the areas west of the Jordan River. His intentions were to enlarge his kingdom regardless of the United Nations vote.

King Abdullah thought that the Arabs in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and those Arabs living in what what become Israel, and the Palestinian Authority were one and the same, all Arabs. So they might just as well be ruled as one people under his flag.

Of course Abdullah’s grand scheme did not set well with others in the region. Namely, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Lebanon weren’t about to let that occur. So they formed a compact between themselves to invade Palestine before King Abdullah. And by so doing, they’d place it under the rule as a protectorate regime.

Sometimes the best of plans go sour, as did those plans to create a protectorate regime that they’d administer control over but without statehood. Because Abdullah did invade and seized some of the UN partitioned territory. Which we know today, as the West Bank.

So all these war cries to expel the Jews as a people, so that Arabs could regain land stolen from them by the United Nations by creating a Jewish state amounts to hog wash. Because none of the Arab powers in the region had any interest in seeing a Palestinian state created then, or today. It’s all about Israeli bashing. And enhancing their own kingdoms by absorbing those Arabs into their kingdoms once the Jews have been annihilated.

So don’t allow yourself to accept that the regions chaos is the fault of Israel. They are just as determined as ever to destroy Israel and make the Jewish an extinct people. Allowing some power broker to grab the land placing the Palestinians under their rule. It’ll just mean more war because the other player’s in the region will resist all such attempts.

Hopefully, you can see how these same nations from Psalms 83:2-8 are still here and their conquest has not changed. It’s scriptures matched with world events, which should give people the confidence to discern that the scriptures are reliable. Therefore, just as applicable for everyday life for people like us.

Tumult of Israel how it works

There is little doubt the entire world community will encounter tumultuous times that will shake the entire world. Therefore; on the global stage, we have living unidentified round pegs, as people controlling land masses, referred to as kings and kingdoms. The task is to be drop those pegs into round holes. So that we can identify the land masses and their kings. And what they’re going to do, so that we can better understand world events.

The early stages of these tumultuous times centers around Israel and in particular Jerusalem. Spreading out to all nations surrounding Israel. Reaching as far away as places like Turkey and Germany. With other nations like Russia observing, and waiting to take advantage, as things in the Middle East heat up even more. Then there is our modern United States that is trying to break their bonds with Israel. It appears that effort will fail, and the U.S. will come to the aid of Israel. And both countries, will be defeated and trampled upon and utterly torn apart by King Jared of Assyria.

The million dollar question, who is King Jared, and where is Assyria? Answer as to who is King Jared, we don’t know. Because history doesn’t record his history; therefore, King Jared is yet to make his mark on history. As for Assyrians, history indicates that they the peoples of Germany and Austria. Does anybody really think that those ancient and modern day Jew haters would turn over a new leaf? Yes, they did so, by force after the Second World War. But old hates never really die because they always find away for rebirth. And our King Jared is the king to execute that hatred against two old foes, the Jews and the United States. That’s why, the scriptural language is so strong. NOTE: “and shall devour the whole earth, and trample it and break it in pieces,” Daniel 7:23.

But payback for defeat occurs, when Ephraim, Great Britain younger brother of Manasseh the United States. Two twin pillars in God’s design to bring to fruition hope for the world through the Jews (cf Genesis 12:3). With many of the descendants of Ephraim fleeing Great Britain to help Manasseh become a great people. When they were blessed by Jacob (cf Genesis 48:15-20 they would emerge as the United States. No other nations, ever in the world were asked to bear so much responsibility for God, through the Jews, as our crumbling three nations.

Oh! Yes payback. When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah (Israel) saw his wound, then Ephraim went to to Assyria (revived Roman Empire of Revelation 13:1) and went to King Jared. But God interrupts, and says, “…;yet he can’t cure you, nor heal you of your wound. For I will be like a lion to Ephraim. And like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I will tear them and go away. I will take them away, and no one shall rescue them.” (cf Hosea 5:13-14). Why? Because Israel, Great Britain and the United Sates have failed to ‘frame’ their deeds as articulated by God. Consequently, “they do not know the LORD.” (cf Hosea 5:4).

In verse 13, Judah saw her wound which means Israel experienced a serious military defeat and suggests why Judah tried to make peace with King Jared. But King Jared became allies with the Muslim Arab nations, who have always had one goal in mind which is to annihilate Israel. How to we know this, well the answer is simple, both the Assyrians (Germany) and the Muslim Arab world have put their desires into play. And, it’s also prophesied in the Psalms.

As the Psalmist sung, so should we, “Do not keep silent, O God! And do not hold your peace, and do not be still O God!” Psalms 83:1. Because, “For behold your enemies make tumult; and those who have lifted up their head. They have taken counsel against your people. And consulted against your sheltered ones. They have said, come and let us cut them off from being a nation. That the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one consent. They form a confederacy against You. The tents of Edom (Turkey), and the Ishmaelites (Saudi Arabia), Moab (part of Jordan and western part of Iraq), and the Haggrites (mainly Syria), Gebal (Lebanon), Ammon (Jordan and the PLO), and Amelek (the PLO), Philistia (Palestinians (from the Gaza Strip with the inhabitants of Tyre, founded 2750 BC, and a city in Lebanon), Assyria (Germany) also has joined them. They have helped the children of Lot (Jordan),” Psalms 2:2-8.

So there you have it, round pegs fitting nicely into those crafted round holes by God centuries ago. Have you noticed that many of those cited from Psalms are those often saber rattling against Israel? With Turkey and Jordan moving in that direction. With Germany favoring the return of Israeli fruits of war being surrendered to their self declared enemies.

So if you want to know what’s going to occur, and will occur, then match this series of discussions with events, as they erupt around the world.

Reading the global map of history

What’s the difference between life and history? We know that history is about lives lived. But wouldn’t it be to our advantage to know that history before  those lives are lived? Much of the Bible serves that very purpose. Reaching us today because of many lives being lived, who without knowing it are like round begs being placed in round holes on the global map of history.

We know from the posting of yesterday that three unknown kingdoms will emerge, as powerful forces on the world stage. They’ll only be in power for a short time. Then they’ll be overtaken by a fourth beast. This beast is said to have seven heads and ten horns. With the ten horns representing ten kingdoms. With each of the horns having a crown on it. Who will trample the whole earth, and persecute the church.

But who are they by nation states, and who governs them and can we identify them? The answer is yes, to a certain extent.That certain extent means that we can determine land masses that we need to be concerned about. And even some countries singled out by name, but not the names of specific rulers. Like Germany in particular, or Germany’s current Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Then, this is what we know about the history of tomorrow being lived today. And its best discovered, directly from the mind of God. So from Revelation 16:1;10-11. Seven angels were told, “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God.” And so going to the fifth angel, “who poured out its bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.” So in typical human form, they cursed God because of their pains and sores. Again in typical form they did not repent from their deeds.

As to be expected concerning this beast, we find a profile of his character from one of our historians. Who chronicles him as a king, saying, this king shall do according to his own will; he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.

He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of  women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know, he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things.

He shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god. Which he shall acknowledge and advance it’s glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.

At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him in a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. He shall enter the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown. But these shall escape from his hand, Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon.

And he shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all precious things of Egypt; also of the Libyans and Ethiopians shall fall at his heels.

But news from the East and the North will trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. (source: Daniel 11:36-45)

Volumes of history being lived here now and some in the making. But the task that lies ahead will be to put some clothing on those round pegs, as they fall mindlessly into those round holes.

Can histroians portray the mind of God

Imagine there you are alone enjoying an early morning sunrise at the beach, or maybe after a tough day, you are seeking a little solace, as the sun sets.

Suddenly, like out of no where, you see this beast emerging from the sea. And as best, as you can, you sketch in your memory what this creature looked like. Now at home, you are putting your thoughts in written expressions. Writing this beast of a creature had seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads was a blasphemous name.

As a person well versed in history, you recall two historians writing about a similar experience. But before consulting those historic writings, it comes to mind that the sea is portrayed in history as being picturesque of populations of people. In that the world seems as though it has gone mad. Thinking what was seen was our world community getting even more crazy, as this weird creature rose from the sea to make it even worse. Then remembering something written yesterday by a blogger. Associated with some church describing the characteristic of this beast as being like a leopard, a bear and a lion. And it was said that this beast was some kind of a religious political leader. Who got his power, from Satan.

And suddenly! The alarm goes off, signaling it’s time to get up. Realizing what had occurred at the sun’s rising or setting was a dream. No! It couldn’t be because whatever occurred was a repeat of a long experiences, whereby, the mind sometimes though the soul portrays the mind of God.

So at the first opportunity a trip to visit those historic writings would reveal the answers. Convinced that their writings would portray the mind of God. Sure enough, those records were found. “The ten horns are ten kings, who shall arise from this kingdom. Another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the first ones.” Seems like the leopard, bear and lion are three powerful governments, who will be overtaken by this awful beast.

This is really bad news because as an American and a Christian this was discovered, “the fourth beast shall be fourth kingdom on earth, which shall shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, Trampling it and breaking it to pieces.” That means the United States will fall under the authority fourth beast. Moreover it was discovered that this very different nasty beast would conquer the leopard, bear and lion, who represent three distinct governments. But it doesn’t end there because this dreadful picture was portrayed from the mind of God. “He shall speak pompous words, against the Most High. And shall persecute the saints of the Most High. And shall intend to change to the times, and the law.

And if, all that isn’t bad enough, it was discovered that another historian confirmed that the ten horns were ten kings. But they have not as yet come to power. But they come to power through this awful beast, who will give them authority, but for a short time.

Well thought this researcher, indeed historians can and do portray the mind of God. Sometimes the mind drifts and captures relevant thoughts, like a gift from God. Remembering that this blogger had said God sometimes changes his mind. Using Noah as an example. And thinking, its time for Christians to do the Christian thing and preserve the churches, who represent the redeemed through Christ. Gosh there’s got to be enough Noah’s out there to get the job done. Because all this from the mind of God is still in the making, and God tells that they’ve received no kingdom yet. But when they do, they’ll turn over their authority to that nasty awful beast. If your one of those Noah’s, its time to get going in the preserving of the church. Humanities only hope!

Sources: “America at the crossroads of extinction” posted, 05 September 2014. Followed by, Undesirables scheduled for extinction, 06 September 2014; Americas extinction hangs in the balances, 07 September 2014; The nothingness of America how it will occur, 08 September 2014; It is the fault of the Jews, 09 September 2014.

Scriptural sources: Prophets as historians, Revelation 13:1-2, Daniel 7:23-25 and Revelation 17:12-13.

To be continued.

It is the fault of the Jews

Well it’s not the fault of the Jews. For reasons of obedience God, wanted to make the world a better place through the Jews. (cf Genesis 22:15-18).  And the world rebelled with human suffering being all about annihilating the Jews. Always in the course of that determination; peripheral deadly casualties had to occur.

So history records many famous speeches, among them prayers. Giving credence to those twin sisters. Like when President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the nation to prayer on 06 December 1944, known as D-Day, historically. Here is an excerpt from that prayer. “Almighty God: Our sons, pride of the Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.”

Memorial words set in the pages of history books to perhaps serve as a warning that things could have been different, as envisioned by FDR.  The President prayed, “Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we will shall return again and again; and we know, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.”

We know the outcome of that war, the allied forces were led to victory by the United States. But that war isn’t really over because it’s bubbling on the horizon as the revived Roman Empire and maybe with a very familiar leader. And with the determination to annihilate the Jews which will of course have peripheral deadly consequences.

Here is a speech, while maybe not as famous, but far more important. That will have a far greater impact upon humanity than the insights of FDR. So here are a few excerpts from that speech. Jesus said this in his Olivet discourse. And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its destruction is near. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which were written might be fulfilled. And they shall fall by the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. (cf Luke 21:20, 22 and 24).

Just how bad will times get? From the only reliable source of truth, Jesus, came this warning. “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be,” Matthew 24:21. A really challenging and provocative statement considering what we know about world history, both ancient and modern.

In that we are moving towards a time of eruption never known before. Seems like a good idea to identify some of the players, who will be responsible. In Revelation 13:1, this is recorded. “Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his head a blasphemous name.” For now we’ll only deal with this beast. And answer who is this beast? From verses two and four this beast is a political person, who sits on a throne of power given to him by the dragon. Verse four tells us that the dragon is worshiped. But that the beast is also worshiped. Suggesting that what the world has on it hands is a political religious power broker. And there seems to be a fear because its asked, “who is like the beast and who is able to make war with him?”

God is using animal imagery to show us his character. He’s like a leopard, and the leopard is known for his spots that provide camouflage, as he waits to spring upon unsuspecting prey. But with the stability and strength of a bear, With the devouring power of the lion. But empowered by the dragon, whom we know to be the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world. (cf Revelation 12:9). So what we have on our hands is a satanic possessed driven political religious leader.

If the Jews are to be blamed for anything, they are to be blamed for being chosen by God to bring into the world the Messiah, our Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes its good to be faulted, when good occurs. Just as the Jews will have and will be trampled upon. Those of us grateful for our Jewish Messiah, will be no less trampled upon. It’s the Jews and Christians, who make the world imperfect for evil. Pay attention to this, O, you the faithful, “Now when the dragon saw that it had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman, who gave birth to the child,” Revelation 12:13. The woman is the church, who through the preaching of the gospel gives birth to the child. Christ in you the life of the world. (cf Romans 8:1 and Colossians 1:17). If you haven’t noticed, take notice because it’s becoming unpopular to be a Christian in the United States. A common experience in many parts of the world, especially in Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Egypt just to name a few countries. So it will be in the United States. Watch history twirl its mysteries, as the moderate Islamic state of Turkey joins the aforementioned states.

To be continued as we deal with the seven heads, ten horns and ten crowns.

The nothingness America how it will occur

Most likely, someday, Americans will wake up with the realization. That all their misery from unemployment, and a forever sagging economy is because they became a godless people. Because apparently there is a spiritual awakening, but it appears to be to late. That hint comes from the prophet Hosea. However, his prophecy just doesn’t apply to America. But as applicable to America the focus is on the United States is about her destiny as, “A City on a Hill,” now searching, and hoping for a Noah from previous discussions. Because hope is the best of all worlds because it gives us the chance to amend our ways, so that we can have a tomorrow. Because God is merciful, who grants bright tomorrows through individual repentance which must stir the nation to return to their God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, through to Jesus Christ reaching you and me.

With all the aforementioned engulfed in the nations conscience. So finally, here is what Hosea declares, “They shall go with their flocks (families) and with their herds (possessions) to seek the LORD, but they shall not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them,” Hosea 5:6. Continuing Hosea announces that those nations with their behaviors were marked by betrayal of the LORD. Losing his confidence through their systems of governance. Hosea sees that system of governance, as being very grotesque. So grotesque that Hosea expresses it this manner, “for they have begotten strange children.” Grotesque enough that God has committed himself to destroy them. This destruction is to be quick, “now shall a month devour them. Suggesting that a period of only a month will expire for the fall of one nation to the next nations demise, until all three have fallen. (cf Hosea 5:7).

The focus here is upon Israel, Great Britain and the United States which was developed from recent postings associated with this series. Other nations will come into play later.

Is Hosea referring to lunar months, or is he referring to the quickness of God’s destructive force upon these nations? Such a question is unanswerable, and as such, requires the close observation of world events which are then matched with our scriptures.

This is very observable, Ephraim made the world safe from God’s enemies for a very long time. The greatness of Ephraim was discussed with previously in this series. But today Great Britain can’t keep itself save, let alone the world. Her greatness as a global power was a power of yesterday. To a great extend, the Muslim people she had trampled upon, and rightly so, are exacting payback. Ephraim made the mistake of allowing migrations of Muslims to immigrate to Great Britain. Evil never sleeps, and hopefully big brother Manasseh will learn from the British mistake by closing its doors to Muslims. Or they will exact even grater payback upon America, than what they have already exacted. Because, America has trampled upon them on foreign shores, and rightly so. But in ignorance, the United States thinks that their experience will be different. Guess it’s true that misery loves company!

But already many observers are seeing serious cracks in the invulnerability of Manasseh. Just a couple of examples, for now. Who now owns the seas, the United States Navy. But some say that was yesterday, auguring the new owners of the seas is China. And the U.S. currency, the currency by which all other currencies are measured. Well that was yesterday, also, with some arguing it’ll be replaced by the currency of the European Union. The currency by which all other currencies will be measured. The dark horse out of the gated China! Whose economy and military might has forced the community of nations to suddenly noticed that a new global super power is on the world stage. With China arguing that its currency should be the standard of exchanged rather than the American dollar. And John saw it centuries ago, when the nations of the Paciffic Rim led by the king of the east China made their move with an army of 200 hundred million killing a third of mankind. (cf Revelation 16:12;Revelation 9:15-16. Despite such devastation the living refused to repent. Notice the list of sins chronicled by John on Gods behalf. (cf Revelation 9:20-21).

My O! My, the weapons God has at his disposal to humble his chosen. By the way they happen to be Israel, Great Britain and her Commonwealth of Nations and the United States. Sounds racist doesn’t it, well it isn’t racist at all. That’s what evil would have you think because evil knows that Israel, and the English speaking people were destined to set the world straight for God. Condolences to God because we have failed. May we find a way to gain his mercy. Any Noah’s around?

Should any of the aforementioned occur, Israel is sure to fall to its Arab Muslim enemies. Because Great Britain and the United States has served as the protector of Judah. And it’ll be that way, until the death because if you know your scriptures, we are one inseparable people.

So what is the answer to our lunar question? Swiftness as opposed to thirty day periods. Swiftness in terms of unknown human measurements of time? It’s all a little scary because of the very noticeable shift away from God among those nations to the admiration of their “begotten of strange children.” Meaning their governance outside the parameter of God’s way. Resulting with their environmental, economic and military trends looking very unfavorable for Judah, Ephraim and Manasseh. Note: environmental impact will be greatly developed, as the series progresses. But the markings are observable, for those with eyes to see. You know that Jesus was really big on what people couldn’t see. It seems to have upset him because seeing leads to repentance, and repentance to mercy, and a changed game plan. Just what Judah, Ephraim And Manasseh need.

But if Judah, Ephraim and Manasseh manage to survive this prophecy. It’ll be because God observed another Noah. Despite generations of godliness that was about to cause God to destroy all flesh and the earth. But because of Noah God change his mind. Sparring Noah’s generation from the floods of destruction. Because Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generation and walked with God. (cf Genesis 6:9-22).

But for our modern era, our Noah will have to be the re-energized Body of Believers, the church of Jesus Christ. Fighting and struggling to return Manasseh, Ephraim and Judah to live within God’s ‘frame’ of expectations. (Hosea 5:4).

But hope is the best of all worlds because it allows us to amend our today, so we can have a tomorrow.

Americas extinction hanging in the balances

With certainty change is on the Horizon, according to Hosea. Declaring that there is no longer any place to hide. Great Britain, the United States and Israel have drifted into behaviors described as whoredoms. Which suggest by observation that those nations had decided that ingenuity, along with any concept of God would continue their dominance on the world stage. And from such attitudes and behaviors, each in their own way became the unfaithful bride of their bridegroom.

Especially Israel because all good things that nations would experience would come through Israel. (cf Genesis 12:2, Genesis 17:6). Israel herself, despite her resilience for survival and prosperity against overwhelming odds. Is her own testimony that what has been accomplished reaches into the whelms of the supernatural. A constant Israeli experience through out history. All of which represents the power of God to to provide and protect his own. But in the end Israel is described as being defiled. Thus Israel, is seen by God as being filthy. (cf Hosea 5:3).

In verse four the prophet uses the word ‘frame.’ Suggesting that God expected Great Britain or Ephraim, the United States as Manasseh and Israel the tribe of Judah which is modern day Israel. To ‘frame’ their nation states as servants of the Almighty. Executing his purpose within carefully ‘framed’ boundaries from his scriptural exhortations.

Of the three nations, it’s most evident that God instilled this desire to ‘frame’ his desires into the hearts of the founding fathers. The galaxy of American symbolism lays claim to their determination. As an example, consider the inscription on our liberty bell, whose inscription reads, “And proclaim LIBERTY through out the land unto all the inhabitants thereof,” Leviticus 25:10.

American politicians at one time proclaimed that the United States is a ‘beacon of light to the world,” A reference to Matthew 5:14 which reads, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.” They took such expressions from verses like John 8:12, “Then Jesus again said unto them, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Slowly by default of the people; politicians became more willing not to walk the talk of their forefathers, let alone the talk their talk. And the people first, then followed by their government will pay the consequences. Because, we are a nation first and foremost of We the People.

“Hosea put it this way, “They will not ‘frame their doings to their God; for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them. AND THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN THE LORD.” Hosea 5:4. And of course that condemnation is applicable to Israel and Great Britain. But most likely, the United States will bear the greater harshness of God’s terror. Because of her unfaithfulness, for what was divinely ordained to be her destiny. Jacob, then he blessed Manasseh, saying he would become a people, and he shall be great. Not as great as his younger brother, Great Britain, in terms of land mass through her Common Wealth of nations, or her once mighty navy. (cf Genesis 48:19).

But, no nation on earth! Has ever been more formidable in prosperity. And military capabilities with its battle tested and proven resilience then the United States. But not by individual ruggedness, forged with self determination. But rather by decree, as announced in Genesis 49. “The archers have harassed him, and shot at him, and hated him; but his bow abode in strength, and his arms were made strong by the Almighty God of Jacob. From there is the Shepherd, the stone of Israel,” Genesis 49:23-24. From whom Great Britain, Israel and the rest of the civilized and free world rely upon. Her currency is the standard by which all other currencies are measured. But all of it is evaporating, as though it had never been. Why? Because America no longer knows the LORD. (cf Genesis 48:16; Hosea 5:4).

Perhaps the key verse in understanding this prophecy is found in Hosea 5:5, “And the pride of Israel does testify to his face. Therefore Israel and Ephraim fall in iniquity. Judah shall fall with them.” Notice the three great people and two nations mentioned. The tribe of Judah, is modern Israel, thus one people for now, the so called lost tribes will also return to Israel, also. And Ephraim is Great Britain and her Common Wealth of Nations.

The pride of Israel is Great Britain and the United States. And testifies to his face because of the all inclusive birthrights that Jacob passed on to his grandsons, Ephraim And Manasseh. (cf Genesis 48:16). And note the prophetic  declaration of Hosea 5:5, Israel and Ephraim shall fall. No mention of Manasseh, as the United States falling. Although other scriptures indicate that the United States will fall which will be discussed in future postings.

So for now, lets hope that a Noah can be found in America, and that the nation will return to her destiny. Because remember that repentance and mercy are God’s trademarks. In that God is not willing that any should perish. Be they individuals or nations. (cf 2 Peter 3:9.

Let us pray, and hope because he next posting narrates a different perspective. Because these chronicles are about our God, who looks for repentance. Then in mercy spares his people from horrific judgments. Giving new meaning to the admonishments of Jesus. Who taught us that when praying, to seek forgiveness of our personal transgressions, as well to forgive our transgressors. (cf Matthew 6:12).

Undesirables scheduled for extinction

Time to take a journey to see what the Old Testament prophet Hosea had to say about undesirables being scheduled for extinction. Where God declares that several nations, and their respective people to be revolters, whom he has attempted to correct for centuries. (cf Hosea 5:2). And God seems to have reached a state of mind, where once again, he is determined that humanity is not worth preserving. And in verses 3-7, God tells us why, and those verses will receive enhanced clarity of explanation. But for now, “I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me from me; for now, O Ephraim, you have committed harlotry, and Israel is defiled. They have not formed their doings to turn unto their God; for the spirit of harlotry is in the midst of them, and they have not known the Lord. And the pride of Israel does testify to his face; therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them. They shall go to their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD, but they shall not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them. They have dealt treacherously against the LORD; for they have begotten strange children; now shall a month devour them with their portions,” Hosea 5:3-7.

God has shielded those nations for centuries because he made this promise to Joseph, the father of Ephraim and Manasseh. Which would be unimaginable prosperity in war, cities on a hill, the envy of the world. (cf Genesis 49:22-24). And it must never be forgotten that whatever forms of prosperity Ephraim (Great Britain), and Manasseh (United States), it occurred because of the promises God made to Abraham. As for me said God, behold my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of many nations. And you shall be exceedingly fruitful, and kings shall come out of you. (cf Genesis 17:1-7).

O! How it has played out over the centuries. Modern day examples would be two world wars that ended in victory. When most thought that the world would be doomed to be dominated by Germany, but against all odds, God proved them wrong. Especially, on D-Day, when an American president called the nation to prayer on 06 June 1944. Praying publicly over the radio, “Almighty God, Our sons, the pride of the Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give them strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith. They will need thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph,” excerpt D-Day prayer, offered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

With the similar truth playing out on the world stage today with twenty plus Arab Muslim states determined to annihilate small Israel. The twenty first equivalent of Nazi Germany, the enemies of all self respecting and God fearing people. With one huge exception, there is no presidential call from this sitting  president for the nation to pray for deliverance from the great evil of Islam. More determined than Nazism to impose their rule upon the world. And like Nazism, Islam doesn’t want to rule the Jews. They want to make the Jews a distant memory to the awareness of the human soul.

Those enemies of Israel, and those of our two world wars could not prevail because of the aforementioned scripture from yesterdays posting. Along with this gem of promise and experience for Judah, Ephraim and Manasseh. “For thus says the LORD of Hosts. After the glory has he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you; for he that touches you, touches the apple of his eye,” Zechariah 2:8.

But Germany will once again emerge to threaten the world, only this time the ending will be different. Watch for postings about struggle. But with Hope that God will find another Noah because God can and will change his mind if the proper circumstances fall in place. They are called repentance and mercy. But I’ll tell you it doesn’t look good, as God details the fall of these three nations. Hope is the best of all worlds because it gives us the chance to amend behaviors today, so we can have a tomorrow.

To be continued.

America at the crossroads of extinction

If God had not changed his mind, human existence would have ended with the flood that consumed Noah’s world. Because God had decided that his patience with humanity would be limited. Humanity through Adam and Eve became a fleshly substance. Not exactly pleasing to God. Causing God to number their existence to one hundred twenty years. Genesis recognizes that human creation changed. Men had intercourse with woman as a means of procreation. Resulting in a species consumed from the depths of their being to produce nothing but evil continually. God apparently saw this as a portrayal of his original intentions. So great was his indignity that God regretted having granted our species life. It was decided by God to destroy humanity from the face of the earth. Along with everything associated with the earth. For God was just sorry, that he had brought these various life forms into existence. (cf Genesis 6:3-7).

But God, changed his mind. A man named Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. (cf Genesis 6:8-9). Later God had a conversation with Noah saying, “The end of all flesh is come before me. For the earth is filled with violence through them; and, Behold! I will destroy them with the earth,” Genesis 6:13.

That has been the story of God’s relationship with humanity ever since. Where humanity veers on the edge of God’s destructive vengeance. Only to be spared because the eyes of God discovers a Noah. (cf Genesis 6:8). Which demonstrates God’s true nature which is one of mercy. Allowing humanity, yet another opportunity to get it right, time after time through out history.

Which seems to suggest that certain prophecies can be altered, if a Noah is seen by God. It has happened many times through out history. Because history is about God’s vengeance and mercy. Everything else recorded is peripheral to that struggle. Which has a tendency, to manifest itself as secular history. But must be balanced with the word of God, to be understood.

Finding a Noah, or in this case a few Noah’s is ultimately what this series is about. For, God found such a man, a Noah in Jacob. (cf Genesis 32:28). Which led to the destinies of three nations, Israel, Great Britain and the United States. (Genesis 48:16). Which we know through previous postings, to have had occurred through Judah, Ephraim and Manasseh. And, so intertwined are they, that worlds future has hinged on their spirituality. But today, their lack of spirituality is a converse effect. Which will bring upon the world the destructive and devastating days ever known to humanity. Stay tuned, because in time, those times will be chronicled.

Tiz the season for story telling

A fox and a monkey, as they journeyed together, disputed at great length about the nobility of their lineage. When they reached a certain place on the road, the monkey fixed his gaze upon it and uttered a groan. The fox asked what was wrong with him. “The monkey pointed to some tombs that stood there. “Don’t expect me to mourn,” he said, “When I behold the sepulchres of the slaves and freemen of my ancestors.” “Lie away to your hearts content,” answered the fox. “They will not rise up to contradict you.”

It is the same with men who are impostors. They never boast more loudly than when there is no on to expose them. (Penguin Classics:Fables of Aesop-“Dead Men Tell No Tales”)

“Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue, keeps his soul from trouble,” Proverbs 21:23.

“The just man walks in his integrity; his children call him blessed,” Proverbs 20:7.

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful,” Proverbs 27:6.

And for those, who master this jewel, will not be impostors, and with no need to boast. Because they will have an ability not known to most that stills the enemy, and the avenger. (cf Psalms 8:2).

And tomorrows posting will give the spiritually inclined reason to master, Psalms 8:2. Because what is to follow, is more than just story telling. It’s prophetic announcement from the book despised by most, but loved by the saints. Because our eyes have been opened, and our ears hear because we have taken seriously the last God given edicts of scriptures. (cf Revelation 22:16-20). Ending with this final benediction, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, Amen.”

Because we’ll be backtracking, and figuring out all that is in between.

Tragedy of the age Obama and congressional mishaps

Imaginary folklore, “Lets make one thing clear ISSL is not Islamic.” President Barrack Obama, 21:00 hrs., 10 Sept. 2014. “The truth is that ISSI or ISSL does represent real Islam.” Ignore the babbling as to whether ISSI or ISSL does or doesn’t represent real Islam.

Instead look to the truth revealer, God Almighty. The United States has encountered a foe very much in its infancy. And when ISSI reaches adulthood, ISSI will be more than a match for the United States, and the coalition of nations that Obama said that the U.S. would lead.

Truth that hurts. Getting on the bad side of God is never a good thing to do. Abraham did just that when he didn’t believe God, when he said, that he would provide him with a male heir. Who would inherit the vast covenants that that the God had promised. So Abraham and Sarah took matters into their own hands. And so, with encouragement from Sarah, Abraham impregnated their Egyptian employee, Hagar.

And from that pregnancy, the mother of Islam gave birth to a baby boy. Whom an Angle instructed her to name Ishmael. As one can imagine things didn’t go well in household of Abraham. She fled, and that same Angel said to her, return to the home of Abraham. That’s when Hagar learned that she was pregnant.

This is what transpired between the two, “Behold, you are with child, and you shall call his name Ishmael. Because the LORD has heard your affliction.” The dread of every mother is when she discovers that there’s a serious abnormality with the baby they carrying. For Hagar was told by this same Angel of the LORD the following. “He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be a against every man, and every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” (Texts:Genesis 16:11-12).

And this was her response, perhaps more fitting for our time more than any other time in history.Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You Are the God Who Sees, for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” (Text:Genesis 16:13).

Why consider President Obama the tragedy of the age and exasperated by congressional mishaps? During a conversation between Pontitius Pilate, Roman governor of Judaea and Jesus, this exchange occurred, “Are you a king then,” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice,” (Text:John 18:37).

Jesus said that he is the bearer of truth. The source of truth, El-Roi, translated means, the God who sees me. Established these eternal facts. Muslims are a cruel unmanageable people. Who are against all of humanity forcing humanity to be against them. And they are declared to be a people who will dwell among all people everywhere. The U.S. will be attacked from within by returning or sympathizing ISSI devils already here! In ways understood by few because a different evil is among us. An evil that deafens what it means to be Christian. The holders of the truth are a dying breed and as they die, so dies the United States.

Profound for our times is this truth from Jesus. “Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice.” His voice of truth is the word of God, our Bible. From those selected scriptures used for this discussion; readers are encouraged to match them with past, current and future unfolding of gruesome and horrific occurrences.

ISSI will not be intimated by the fire power of the United States because they sense but don’t understand why that the United States is a dying empire. Furthermore, Muslims are perhaps the most harmonious people on earth. Even though they fight and kill each other they are repulsed by joining non-Muslims to kill Muslims. Their preferred way of dealing with ISSI is to fight it out among themselves. And the winner takes all, and the losers will falls into subjection. Therefore the Obama strategy of Muslim forces being the boots on the ground is doomed to fail.

And there you have it in rather succinct manner; why the tragedy of the age is Obama and is exacerbated by congressional mishaps. It is so because they have shelved the source of American superiority, El-Roi. No pun intended, but the one who sees me in past generations has been the nations greatest source of intelligence when in danger; thereby, leading the nation to triumph.

Is there hope for America, yes! If this is relearned, and put into practice. Daniel answered and said, “Blessed is the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him. You have given me wisdom and might, and have made known to me what we asked of You. For You have made known to us the king’s demand.” Texts:Daniel 2:20-23.

Remember that Daniel lived within the then worlds greatest power which eventually fell. The prophet Jeremiah makes reference to the daughter of Babylon which this padre links to the United States. And, which he has addressed it in previous discussions. Let us pray that the United States doesn’t go the way of its mother.

Daniel gave us the formula which is one of asking, recognizing and acting. And when, all wrapped up, and then unwrapped this is the finished product for defeating ISSI. From the word himself, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD of hosts. Zachariah 4:6. Which is the pathway to this combined destroyer, Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Texts:Psalms 23:4-6).

Jesus truth to power

Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again. And called Jesus, “and said unto him, are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered him, “are you asking on your own account, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate answered, “am I a Jew? Your own nation, and the the chief priests delivered you unto me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then my servants would have fought. So that I would not have been delivered to the Jews. But now is my kingdom not from here.” Pilate, therefore, said unto him. “Are you a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. To this end was I born. And for this cause came I into the world. that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth hears my voice,” John 18:33-37.

Note the phrase, Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now is my kingdom not from here, verse 36. And verse 37, “Everyone that is of the truth hears my voice.”

Jesus is our high priest and in Hebrews we read, For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins, Hebrews 5:1.

And no man takes this honor unto himself, but he that was called of God, as was Aaron, verse 4.

So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest, but he that said unto him, “You are my son, today have I begotten you,” verse 5.

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard that he feared. Though he were a son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all of them that obey him. Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchizedek, verses 7-10.

Who was Melchizedek, here is the answer. For this Melchizedek king of Salem, priest of the most High High God, who met Abraham returning from the the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, Hebrews 7:1. Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually, verse three.

Melchizedek is problematic for many theologians. Because they don’t want to acknowledge that God incarnate in the personage of the Son. Blessed Abraham after he returned from slaughtering kings. Making their nonviolent Jesus, a person of violence which he is, when the circumstances are right. After all, Jesus will someday destroy the nations. (cf Daniel 2:21, Zephaniah 3:6, Haggai 2:22, Zechariah 2:8, 12:9 and Revelation 11:8).

In John 18:37, the circumstances were not right when he told Pilate why his servants would not fight to defend him. Because as we learned from Hebrews 5:1, Jesus as our high priest became the perfect sacrifice for our sins. And thus becoming the author of eternal salvation to all who obey him, verse nine.

And indeed Christ is also the author of peace for those Melchizedek’ who seek the blessings of the Father of this priestly order after returning from the slaughter. All believers are ‘living’ stones, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood. (cf 1 Peter 2:5). Because Jesus gave us this promise, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled or afraid,” John 14:27.

There is a companion posting to this titled, “Sons of Thunder,” posted 16 August 2014 which will add additional purpose to this discussion.

So as said, on the 8th, so said again. With Jesus crediting his Father for his own zealotry. And making it clear that he has passed on that zealotry to his church. America would be far more prosperous and secure, if the church had come any way close to living up to its commissions. Better late than never! It’s time to become the sons and daughters of thunder. And to communicate the truths of Jesus to power. Treating some vessels as pottery to be broken to pieces.