**What Will Happen To God’s Saints During The 1260-Day Or 42 30- Day Month Of Great Tribulation**??


NOTE: The BEAST mentioned 36 {6X6} times in Revelation is a much better name than the anti-christ since anti-christ is mentioned 5 times in God’s Word {I John 2:18{2X}, 22; 4:3; 2 John 1:7} and each time the word encompasses all who are against Christ. Such as I John 2:18: “Even now many anti-christs have come.” 

Revelation 13:4-10: Men worshiped the Dragon {Satan} because he had given authority to the Beast {666}, and they also worshiped the Beast {666} and asked, “Who is like the Beast {666}? Who can make war against him?” The Beast {666} was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for 42 {30-day} months {Or 1260 days or time {360 days} times {720 days and 1/2 a time {180 days} {See Daniel 7:25 and Daniel 12:1,2,7b} …. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And He {666} was given authority over EVERYTRIBE, PEOPLE AND NATION**. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast{On worldwide TV and Internets}–all whose names have not been written in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb that was slain. He who has an ear let him hear: If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go . If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints!! 

666 will then control every army, police department, TV and Radio station, and the Internet and every store since God’s saints well not be able to buy anything.

Revelation 13:11-18: The I saw another Beast coming out of the EARTH{The False Prophet}. He had 2 horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon {a deceptive liar like Satan}. He exercised all the authority of the first Beast {666} on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast {666}, whose fatal wound had been healed. And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come from down from heaven to earth in full view of men. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast {666}, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image {Or statue} in honor of the beast {666} who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image {Or statue} of the first beast {666}, so it could {Miraculously} speak and cause all who refused to worship the image {Or statue} to be killed. He also forced everyone to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast {Nero Caesar?} or the number of his name {666}. This calls for wisdom. if anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is a man’s number. His number is 666. 

Even though God’s Tribulation saints will not be able to buy anything like food and shelter God will miraculously take care of them; just as He took care of the Israelites for 40 years in the wilderness! God’s saints will not all be touched or hurt by any of the 7 trumpet plagues or 7 Bowl plagues or the many plagues by God’s 2 witnesses. {see Rev 9:4,20; 16:2,9-11; 11:6,10}

Even though we will be forced to live in the wilderness we will be healthy and warm and we will have good food and drink, and many good friends who will love us deeply from the heart just the way we are!! Matthew 6:31-34: Jesus promised, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” And all or God’s saint’s young children and pets will also be with them.

Matthew 24:14: Jesus says, “The Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and THEN the end will come!” And God’s saints with the help of 144,000 Jewish evangelists and God’s 2 witnesses will do a great job for we read in Revelation 7:9,13-15: After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from EVERY NATION, TRIBE, PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE {There are over 6,000 languages!} standing before the throne and in front of the LAMB. They were wearing white robes…. Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes, who are they and where did they come from?”…And he said, “These are they who have COME OUT OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION;{MARTYRS} they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the LAMB. Therefore, They are before the throne of God and serve Him day and night in His {Heavenly}temple.” And then according to Zechariah 13:8,9 and Romans 11:25 one third of all the Jews in Israel or about 2,200,000 Jews will be saved. It is estimated that only about 4,000 Jews are saved at the present time.

Daniel 12:1b,2,7b: “There will be a time of distress {The Great Tribulation} such as not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time {The Last Day} your people–EVERYONE whose name is found written in the Book {Both OT & NT Saints}—will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt…It will be for a time. times and half a time {1260 days-Rev 12:6,14, or 42 {30-day} months-Rev 13:5-{Not 7 years} ALL these things will be *COMPLETED. 

Daniel 7:21,22,25-27: This horn {666} was waging war against the saints and defeating them, until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the Kingdom…He {666} will speak against the Most High and oppress His saints . The saints will be handed over to him for time {360 days or 12 months} times {720 days or 24 months} and 1/2 a time {180 days or 6 months} {Or 1260 days or 42 30-day months}}. But then the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever {See Rev 19:20}. THEN the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His Kingdom will be an EVERLASTING KINGDOM!!

Matthew 24:9-13,23-25: Jesus says, Then you will handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by ALL NATIONS because of Me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people Because of the increase of wickedness the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved… At that time if anyone says to you, “Look, here is the Christ’ or ‘There He is’ do not believe it. For false christs will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect–if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time!”

Luke 21:12-17: Jesus says, “They will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of My name. This will result in your being witnesses to them. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.  

THERE WILL BE 2 COMINGS OF JESUS ON THE SAME LAST DAY. THE FIRST COMING WILL BE FOR HIS SAINTS AND THE SECOND COMING WITH HIS SAINTS:

Revelation 19:7,8,11,14,19,20; 20:10: “The wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. Fine linen bright and clean was given her to wear…I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose Rider is called Faithful and True…The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen white and clean… I saw the Beast {666} and the KINGS OF THE EARTH AND THEIR ARMIES gathered together to make war against the Rider on the horse and His army. But the Beast will be captured, and with him the False Prophet who had performed miraculous signs on his behalf…The two of them will be thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur…And the Devil who deceived them will be thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the Beast and the False Prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” 

Revelation 17:14: “They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings–and with Him will be Him called, chosen and faithful followers!”  

Philippians 3:21,22: But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything Under His control, will TRANSFORM OUR LOWLY BODIES so that hey will BE LIKE HIS GLORIOUS BODY

2 Peter 3:10-13 But the DAY OF THE LORD will come like a thief {To unbelievers- See I Thess 5:4,5 & Rev 3:3}. The heavens will DISAPPEAR with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up! You ought to live holy and godly lives as you LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY OF GOD. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with His promise WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH, the home of righteousness!! { And so God’s saints are not looking forward to some saints reigning with Jesus in an earthly kingdom for 1,000 years}

Revelation 21:1-5: Then I saw a NEW HEAVEN and a **NEW EARTH, for the first heaven and the first earth HAD PASSED AWAY, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the NEW JERUSALEM, coming down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be NO MORE DEATH or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making EVERYTHING NEW!” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are TRUSTWORTHY AND TRUE!!!” 

THE DIVINE NUMBERS {7} AND {4} ARE MENTIONED {74} TIMES IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION!! JESUS ADDS UP TO {74} AND CHRIST ADDS UP TO {77} J=10 E = 5 S=19 U=21 S=19 & 10+5+19+21+19 = 74 C=3 H=8 R=18 I=9 S=19 T=20 and 3+8+18+9+19+20 = 77

Revelation 1:20: Jesus says, “The mystery of the 7 stars that you saw in My right hand and of the 7 golden lamp stands is this: The 7 stars are the angels of the 7 churches, and the 7 lamp stands are the 7 churches!” Revelation 3:1: Jesus says, “These are the words of Him who holds the 7 spirits of God and the 7 stars!” Revelation 5:6: He {Jesus} had 7 horns and 7 eyes which are the 7 spirits of God sent out into all the earth!”

The life and teachings of Jesus are recorded in the {FOUR} Gospels. Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah {Rev 5:5} who was the {FOURTH} son of Israel. Jesus is the {FOURTH} King of ALL Israel. There was King Saul, King David, King Solomon and the {FOURTH} was and is King Jesus. The KING of kings as per Revelation 17:14!

God made {FOUR} covenants with man after his creation; [1] God’s Covenant with Noah after the flood in Genesis 9:1-17. {2} God’s Covenant with Abraham as per Genesis 17:2-21. {3} God’s Covenant with Moses as per Exodus 34:10-28 {4} Heb 12:24: “Jesus the Mediator of a NEW COVENANT.” Heb 8:6: “The COVENANT of which Jesus is Mediator is superior to the old one, and is founded on better promises.” And so Jesus is the Mediator of the {FOURTH}, LAST AND BEST COVENANT!!. 

As we have shown Herod’s Temple was the 3rd Temple which took 46 years {See John 2:20} to build. Ephesians 2:19b-22: “You are members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Jesus Christ Himself as the chief cornerstone {Of the {FOURTH and LAST ETERNAL TEMPLE}. In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a HOLY TEMPLE in the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit. 2 Cor 6:16 “For WE are the TEMPLE of the Living God.”{Who does not live in temples made by hands as per Acts 17:24}. All the followers of Jesus are “living stones” of the {FOURTH} and LAST ETERNAL TEMPLE as per I Peter 2:5. 

When Jesus comes again He will gather His elect from the {FOUR} winds {Matt 24:31 & Mark 13:27} and from the {FOUR} corners of the earth {Rev 7:1 & Rev 20:8}. Jesus will then take them to their eternal home in the {FOUR}-square New Jerusalem with its {FOUR} walls. God the FATHER and the 7 SPIRITS* of God are both mentioned exactly {4} times in Revelation. 

The 1260-day Tribulation will begin when the {FOUR} Living Beings, who surround God’s throne in Heaven; orders the {FOUR} horsemen of the Apocalypse to “COME”. The 1260-day Tribulation is exactly 3 years and 164 days which would be {4} Bible months {4X30} plus {44} days of the {FOURTH} year of the Tribulation. 

Jesus is mentioned 14 or {7+7} times in Revelation. Jesus walks among the {7} lamp stands which are the {7} churches and holds {7} stars in His right hand who are the {7} angels of the {7} churches.{See Rev 1:20} Only Jesus can open the scroll of the End-Times which has {7} seals and Jesus will open all {7} seals. {See Rev 5:5} Jesus has {7} horns and {7} eyes which are the {7} spirits of God sent out into all the earth.{See Rev 5:6} There are {7} spirits of God and {7} mighty angels who stand before the throne of God. {See Rev 1:4 & Rev 8:12} These {7} mighty angels will be given {7} golden bowls of plagues and {7} trumpets. 

JESUS WILL COME AGAIN WHEN THE {7TH} ANGEL SOUNDS THE {7th} AND LAST TRUMPET, and then there will be a {7TH} DAY REST {Heb 4:9} for the people of God. Rev 11:15a, 18: “The {7TH} angel sounded his trumpet… the time has come for judging the dead and for rewarding your servants the prophets and saints.” I Cor 15:51: “Listen, I tell you a MYSTERY! We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in a twinkling of an eye, at the last {Or 7TH} trumpet.” Rev 10:7: “But in the days when the {7TH} angel is about to sound his trumpet, the MYSTERY {See I Cor 15:51 above} of God will be accomplished. 

According to the genealogy of CHRIST {77} in Luke 3:23-38 Jesus was the 76th son of Adam and the {77TH} Son from God! **CHRIST {77 **} commanded us to forgive our brother not 7 times but {77} times. {See Matt 18:22} 

The Divine numbers {7} and {4} are mentioned {74} times in the book of Revelation. According to Wikipedia “Gematria” is a device to reveal a deeper, alternative, or hidden meaning in words, names or phrases and was used in Revelation 13:18 where the name of the beast adds up to {666}. Jesus was crucified for {6} hours on the {6th} day of the Bible week as per Mark 15:25,33,34,42,43. In the first century when the New Testament was written; the majority of believers were Jewish. Nero Caesar adds up {666} in Hebrew Gematria.

Jesus Christ, or Jesus the Messiah, or “Yehshua Hamesheach” adds up to 749{Or 7 + 7X7} in Hebrew Gematria. However, at the present time the majority of true Christian believers {Not including Roman Catholics} speak English {USA, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand} The vast majority of Evangelical missionaries come from these English speaking countries. There are now over 2 billion people who speak ENGLISH {74} out of the 7 billion people in the world. 

So it is not surprising that there are many interesting words that add up to {74} and {77} in English {74} Gematria {74}. For example, Jesus adds up to {74} and Christ adds up to {77} in English Gematria {A =1 B=2 S=19 etc.} J = 10, E = 5, S = 19, U = 21, S = 19 and 10+5+19+21+19 = {74} . C = 3, H = 8, R = 18, I = 9, S= 19 T = 20 and 3+8+18+9+19+20 = {77}.

There are also many other interesting words that add up to {74} In English (74) Gematria (74). Words such as English (74), Gematria (74), Messiah {74), Gospel (74), Disciple {74}, Fruit {74}, Parables (74), Preacher (74), God Son (74), Ruler (74), The King (74) Cross (74), Clouds (74), Heavens (74), Joshua (74) is the Jewish (74) name for JESUS (74). 

On the Last Day JESUS (74) will come on the CLOUDS (74) of the HEAVENS (74). {See Matthew 24:30,31 & I Thess 4:17} JESUS (74) is the *RULER (74) of the kings of the earth and the RULER (74) of God’s creation as per Rev 1:5 & Rev 3:14. DISCIPLE {74} and THE KING {74} of kings also adds up to {74} John 15:16: JESUS {74} says, “I chose you and appointed you to go and bear FRUIT {74}–FRUIT {74} that will last.” {See FRUIT in Matt 21:43; John 15:5,8; Gal 5:22; Phil 1:11; Col 1:6,10; Heb 13:15; Rev 22:2} 

When Christ comes again the STARS {77} will fall from the sky {Matt 24:29} and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the STARS {77} for ever and ever. {Dan 12:3} CHRIST {77] will come with POWER (77) and great GLORY (77) as per Matthew 24:30. Revelation 1:6: “To him be POWER (77) and* GLORY* (77) for ever and ever!” C = 3, H = 8, R = 18, I = 9, S = 19, T = 20 & 3+8+18+9+19+20 = {77}. P = 16. O = 15, W = 23. E = 5, R = 18 & 16=15=23=5=18 = {77}. G = 7, L = 12, O = 15, R = 18, Y =25 & 7+12+15+18+25 = 77.

READ {28 or 7X4} BIBLES {49 or 7X7} adds up to READ BIBLES {77}, OBEY BIBLE {77} and FATHER’S {77} add up to (77) Speak the Truth IN LOVE {77} {Eph 4:15} Do everything IN LOVE {77} {I Cor 16:14}

ABRAHAM SEED {77} and CHRIST both add up to {77} Galatians 3:16: “The promises were spoken to ABRAHAM {44} and to His SEED {33}, The Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your SEED, meaning one person, who is CHRIST ** {77**}!!

{77} plus {74} adds up to {151}. Also adding up to {151} is JESUS CHRIST, HOLY SPIRIT, JESUS IS LORD, * BIBLE REVELATION*, CHRIST MESSIAH, CHRIST GOSPEL, CHRIST DISCIPLE and **CHRIST CROSS*!! 

{74} plus {47} adds up to {121}. Also adding up to {121} is REVELATION, SECOND COMING, JESUS BLOOD, JESUS SAVE and OBEY JESUS!!

ABRAHAM, FAITH, HOPE, JUDAH {The 4th son of Israel) ELDER and WEEK {7 DAYS} add up to {44}. ‘WEEK’ {44} is also translated ‘SEVEN‘ in the 70 WEEK prophecies in Daniel 9:24-27.{See NIV footnote in Daniel 9:24a} 

SAVE, OBEY, BLOOD, LAMBS, OF GOD, JOHN &* ROCK* add up to {47} LAMB adds up to 28 or {7X4

ABIB adds up to {14} or {7+7}. {JESUS}{74} {CHRIST}{77} became our Passover {LAMB}{28} or {7+7+7+7} on the {14TH} or {7+7} of {ABIB} which adds up to 14 or {7+7}

Rev 22:12: Jesus {74} says, “Behold, I am coming soon! My REWARD {49 or 7X7} is with me.” Matt 16:27: “For the Son of Man is going to come in his FATHER’S {77} GLORY {77} and then He will REWARD {49 or 7X7} everyone according to what he has done.” Eph 6:8: “You know that the LORD {49 or 7X7} will REWARD {49 or 7X7} everyone for whatever good he does.” 

LORD {49 or 7X7} is mentioned 21 or {7 + 7 + 7} times in Revelation. Jesus is mentioned 14 or {7 + 7} times in Revelation, and CHRIST{77} is mentioned {7} times in Revelation. 

On the Last Day Jesus (74) Christ (77), the Gospel (74) Preacher (74), the Jewish (74) Messiah (74), The King (74) and Ruler (74) of God’s creation will come on the Clouds (74) of the Heavens (74) with the Father’s {77} Power (77) and great Glory (77) when the {7TH} angel sounds the {7TH} and Last Trumpet and will gather his living stones of the {4TH} and Last Temple from the {4} winds and the {4} corners of the earth and will then take them to their eternal home in the {4} Square New Jerusalem to enjoy forever the eternal {7TH} Day Rest for the people of God {Heb 4:9} according to the {4TH} and last Covenant! EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS on the Last Day of the 70 7‘s as per Daniel 9:24;27!

**Interesting 70th Year Time Period In Bible Prophecy**


This Bible study is on the interesting concern of the 70TH ANNIVERSARY of the rebirth of Israel and the interesting 70 YEAR time periods in Bible Prophecy. Also a Bible study on someone who qualifies to be the future False Prophet of 666. Also ARE SOME OF THE SIGNS OF THE END-TIMES TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW?? And what are the 4 End-Tine prophecies concerning Israel that have been fulfilled or are being fulfilled??

It is interesting to note that the Kings of Israel ruled exactly 490 Years or 70 YEARS times 7 years, which was immediately followed by a 70 YEAR exile of the Jews, which was then immediately followed by the amazing prophesy of the 70 YEARS times 7 years Prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27; which will end with the 2nd coming of Jesus and EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS!! Also in the prophecy of the 70 YEARS times 7 years it states in Daniel 7:26 “The people of the {Roman} ruler who will come will destroy the city {Jerusalem} and the Sanctuary.” This prophecy was fulfilled and the Jews exiled again in AD 70 until the rebirth of Israel at midnight May 14th, 1948!! The 70 YEAR Anniversary of the rebirth of Israel will take place at midnight on MAY 14TH, 2018??

Daniel 9:24-27: Seventy “sevens” {70 YEARS times 7 or 490 years} are decreed for your people and your holy city to ANOINT THE MOST HOLY {After 483 Years}, to ATONE FOR WICKEDNESS {After 486 1/2 years} and to bring in EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS {On the Last Day of the Last 1260-day Tribulation or 490 total years}…From the issuing of the decree {By King Cyrus–See Isaiah 44:28} until the Anointed One comes {On October 5th AD 29}, there will be 62 7’s and 7 7’s {Or 69 7’s or 483 years}… Then {3 1/2 years or 1278 days later} the Anointed One will be cut off…He will confirm a Covenant with many for one 7 {Or the Last 7 years}. In the middle of the ‘seven’ {After 3 1/2 years} He {The Anointed One} will put an END TO SACRIFICES and offering.{On April 3-5 AD 33} {And then after a long pause} He will set up an abomination that causes desolation {666} for 1260 days, until the decreed end is poured out on him at the 2nd Coming of Jesus {As per Rev 19:19,20 and 2 Thess 2:8} Which will bring in EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS on the Last Day of the 70 YEARS times 7 Prophecy!

Luke 3:21,22: When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him {ANOINTING} in bodily form like a dove. And a Voice came from heaven, “You are My Son, whom I love, with You I am well pleased!”

Matthew 18::21,22: Peter asked Jesus, “How many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not 7 times, but 70 times 7 times!” {See NIV footnote}

Jesus is called the Son of David 17 times and David lived exactly 70 YEARS as per 2 Samuel 5:4.

Acts 1:6,7: The disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” Jesus said , “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority.”

Luke 21:5,6,23,24: Some of His disciples were remarking about how the Temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, “As for what you see here, the time will come {In AD 70} when not one stone will be left on another, every one of them will be thrown down!… There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations {In AD 70}. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are FULFILLED!”

This prophecy was FULFILLED and The kingdom was restored to Israel at midnight on May 14th, AD 1948. It is interesting to note that 70 YEARS after midnight, May 14th, 1948 will be at midnight,** MAY 14TH, 2018**!!??? 

By a very interesting coincidence this prophesy and the rising of Jesus to heaven took place exactly 40 days after the Resurrection of Jesus when our Savior put an end to all sacrifices for sin in the middle of the last 7 years of the 70 YEARS times 7 years !! The Resurrection of Jesus took place on April 5th, AD 33 and 40 Bible days after April 5th, AD 33 would be ASCENSION DAY and would have been on sundown, May 14th AD 33 to sundown, May 15th, AD 33!! And so midnight, May 14th, AD 1948 is on ASCENSION DAY and 70 YEARS later at midnight, MAY 14TH, 2018 would also take place on ASCENSION DAY!!

Acts 1:1-3; 6-11: I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the DAY He was taken up to heaven… After His suffering {On April 3-5 AD 33}, He showed Himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a period of FORTY DAYS {Until ASCENSION DAY** which was from sundown, May 14th to sundown, May 15th AD 33} and spoke about the kingdom of God…So when they met together, they asked Him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” Jesus said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority {Which took place on midnight, May 14th, 1948}… After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight . They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly TWO MEN {Moses & Elijah} dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven!!” {On the Last Day of the 70 YEARS times 7; when he will bring in EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS!!

**INTERESTING SPECULATIVE QUESTION??

Will something interesting happen related to the 70 YEARS times 7 Prophecy; take place exactly 70 YEARS after the rebirth of Israel at midnight on MAY 14TH, 2018?? Such as the beginning of the Last half of the 70 YEARS times 7.{The 1260-day Great Tribulation} or the coming of God’s two Israeli witnesses {Moses and Elijah} for their 1260-day testimony; or the signs that will take place shortly before the Great Tribulation??? This, of course, is just a very interesting SPECULATION!

Immediately after the Resurrection Day of the saints mentioned in I Thessalonians 4:16,17 we read in I Thessalonians 5:4,5: But YOU, BROTHERS, are not in darkness so that THIS DAY should surprise you like a thief. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness!!

Revelation 3:3: Jesus says, “Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But IF you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you!!”

When the 1260-day Great Tribulation begins or the 1260-day testimony of Moses and Elijah begins 1263 1/2 days before the Last Day; the saints will then know the exact Last Day when Jesus will come with EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS which will begin on the Last Day of the 70 YEARS times 7 !!

Question? Why did Jesus reduce the Great Tribulation or last half of the Last 7 years in Daniel 9:27 from 3 1/2 years or 1278 days to 1260-days or 42 30-day months? Matthew 24:21-22: Jesus says, “For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now {See Daniel 12:1,2}–and never to be equaled again. If those {1278} days had not been CUT SHORT, no one would survive, bur for the sake of the elect those {1278 } days will be shortened!” {to 1260 days}And so the 1278-day Great Tribulation and reign of 666 will be shortened by 18 or 6+6+6 days.

By comparing Revelation 12:6 with Revelation 12:14 we know that 1260 days and time {360 days} times {720 days} and 1/2 a time {180 days} is the exact same period of time. And by comparing Revelation 13:5 with Daniel 7:25 we know that 42 30-day months and time {12 months} times {24 months} and 1/2 a time {6 months} is the exact same period of time! And therefore 1260 days and 42 30-day months is the exact same period of time!

WHAT SIGNS WILL TAKE PLACE SHORTLY BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE 1260-DAY GREAT TRIBULATION?? 

ARE SOME OF THESE SIGNS OF THE END-TIMES TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW!!??

Matthew 24:3-6,9: The disciples asked Jesus, “What will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age??” Jesus answered, “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, claiming: ‘I am the Christ;’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen but the end is still to come.” {Luke 21:11 adds: Jesus says, “There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven!”} “Then {During the 1260-day Tribulation} you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by ALL NATIONS because of Me!”

2 Timothy 3:1-5: But mark this: There will be terrible times IN THE LAST DAYS People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God–having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

I Timothy 4:1-2: The Spirit say that IN LATER TIMES some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.

Daniel 12:4: Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END! MANY WILL GO HERE AND THERE to INCREASE KNOWLEDGE!!

The INCREASE IN KNOWLEDGE and inventions in the last 110 years through Worldwide RADIO, MOVIES, TELEPHONE, TELEVISION and the INTERNET has been unbelievable compared to all the knowledge and inventions before that time!!

MANY PEOPLE GOING HERE AND THERE and everywhere has fantastically increased in the past 115 years with amazing AUTOMOBILES, MOTORCYCLES, BUSSES, TRAINS and AEROPLANES!!

Matthew 24:15: Jesus says, This Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the WHOLE WORLD as a testimony to ALL NATIONS and THEN THE END WILL COME!”

The preaching of the Gospel throughout the WHOLE WORLD to even remote islands in the Pacific has just recently been COMPLETED!!

**WHAT ARE THE 4 AMAZING PROPHECIES CONCERNING ISRAEL THAT ALREADY HAVE BEEN FULFILLED **?? 

There are many prophecies concerning the Jews in the end times, many of which began to be fulfilled in the 20th Century, but there are FOUR key ones. The *FIRST** is their worldwide regathering. {Isaiah 11:12}. In 1900 there were only 40,000 Jews in Palestine. By the end of World War II that number had risen to 800,000. As of May, 2016, there were 6,450,000 Jews in Israel who have come from all over the world or the FOUR QUARTERS OF THE EARTH!. According to www.Jewishvirtuallibrary.org there is a population growth rate of 1.7 % a year of Jews in Israel which would be 3.4% in 2 years. If you multiply 3.4 % times 6,450,000 you would have about 216,000 more Jews in Israel by May of 2018. 6,450,000 plus 216,000 equals 6,66*0,000 Jews in Israel by MAY 14 2018

Isaiah 11:12 He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel, He will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the FOUR QUARTERS OF THE EARTH!! 

The SECOND key prophecy concerning the Jews is a natural consequence of their regathering. It is the re-establishment of their state which occurred on midnight, MAY 14, 1948.

Acts 1:6,7: They asked Jesus, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” Jesus said to them: “It is not for you to know the times and dates the Father has sent by His own authority.” This amazing prophecy was fulfilled on midnight on MAY 14TH, 1948!! And the 70 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the rebirth of Israel and occupation of 1/2 of Jerusalem will be at midnight on MAY 14TH, 2018!! 

The THIRD key prophecy is the Jewish re-occupation of all of JERUSALEM which occurred at 10 AM, June 7, 1967 during the miraculous Six Day War. Midnight,MAY 14TH, 2018 is 49{7X7} YEARS plus 707 DAYS after 10 AM June 7th, 1967!! 
Zechariah 8:4,5,7: This is what the Lord almighty says, “Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of JERUSALEM, each with cane in hand because of his age. The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there!… I will save My people from the countries of the east and the west. I will bring them back to live in JERUSALEM!”

The FOURTH key prophecy is the one whose fulfillment we are witnessing today — the re-focusing of world politics upon the nation of Israel. All the nations of the world are coming against Israel over the issue of the control of the nation’s capital — the city of JERUSALEM{Zechariah 12:1-3}. The Vatican wants the city put under its control. The United Nations wants it to be internationalized. The European Union is demanding it be divided between the Arabs and the Jews. The Arabs want all of it. Donald Trump promises that he will make JERUSALEM the capital of Israel and all the Muslim nations are threatening war if this takes place, and this war could escalate into a WORLD WAR AND WORLD CHAOS!!

Zechariah 12:1-3 The Lord declares, “I am going to make JERUSALEM a cup that sends all the surrounding nations reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem, on that day, when all the nations of earth are gathered against her!!”

Jeremiah 29:12,13: This is what the The Lord Almighty says {About Jews} “I will make them abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth and an object of cursing and horror, of scorn and reproach among all the nations!!” 

In January 2017 Barak Hussein Obama abandoned America’s commitment to Israel’s security and the end of their democracy against Muslim aggression. In an act of cowardly venom Obama had the United States abstain from a United Nations resolution–and thereby effectively enact a United Nations resolution that completely condemns Israel and their settlements. A resolution that undertakes to render Israel indefensible. This very unfair resolution greatly increases the tension and chaos in the Middle East and gives the Muslim countries an excuse to increase their hostility toward Israel. 

Donald Trump has promised that the Jews could have their CAPITAL in JERUSALEM and all the Muslim countries have promised that they would go to *WAR** with Israel if this takes place and this war could escalate into a WORLD WAR AND WORLD CHAOS!! On January 24th, 2017 Israel announced that it was going to build 2,500 New Settlements on Palestinian territory which absolutely contradicts the UN resolution and would further escalate the tensions in the Middle East; and gives the Muslim countries yet another excuse to increase their hostility toward Israel. 

In the 7th Day of the reign or the World’s most powerful leader a TRAVEL-BAN was enforced on 7 Muslim countries. This has caused a worldwide condemnation and demonstrations in the USA and condemnation in most of the countries in the world. This and possibly many more actions by the world’s most powerful World leader will surely cause CHAOS throughout the world.

COULD DONALD TRUMP BE PRESIDENT WHEN THE GREAT TRIBULATION BEGINS?? 

As you know 70 7’s and 666 are very prominent numbers in Bible prophecy. Someone just pointed out to me that Donald Trump was born on June 14th, 1946 at 10:54 AM which I checked out. Donald Trump will became the most powerful world leader when he was inaugurated at Noon on January 20th, 2017. And so Donald Trump will be exactly 70 YEARS plus 7 MONTHS plus 6 days plus 66 minutes old when he becomes the most powerful leader in the world!

Donald Trump became the most powerful leader in the world at noon, on January 20th, 2017; and the 70TH YEAR anniversary of the rebirth of Israel will be at midnight, MAY 14TH, 2018. Noon, January 20th, 2017 until Noon, May 14th, 2018 is exactly 479 days and noon, May 14th, 2018 until midnight, MAY 14TH, 2018 would take place on the 480th day. 66 weeks or 66X7 equals 462 days; which leaves another 18 or 6+6+6 days!!! And so Donald Trump became the most powerful leader in the world exactly 66 weeks plus 6+6+6 days before the speculative coming off 666 who will then become the most powerful leader in the world.

Trump is certainly not a saint. About 80 % of the Evangelicals voted for him because they were afraid that Hillary would select the next 2 or 3 Chief Justices who would be very tough on Evangelicals who preached against gay marriage etc. and possibly remove their tax free status. 

Trump’s favorite pastor was the famous liberal, Norman Vincent Peale who made fun of people who believe in the inspiration of God’s Word or the Divinity of Jesus or eternal hell etc, He also taught that it is moral to have a huge ego and you don’t have to repent of your sins. Trump has repeatedly said that he has never repented of anything he did. Trump owned a gambling casino which really steal people’s money with tremendous odds. His casino also had very lewd shows with topless women doing very sinful gyrations. 

Trump has had 3 wives. In the last year of his first wife he had a very open adulterous relationship with Marla Maples, his future 2nd wife, and he then made the cover of Playboy magazine. He then married his 3rd and last wife who is 25 years younger. Trump became famous for bragging to a TV reporter that he could grab women’s crotches and get away with it because he is so rich, handsome and famous. About 5 months ago 10 women claimed that they were sexually harassed or fondled by Trump. When someone objects to his vulgar language or ideas he is very good at viciously attacking them and he never turns the other cheek as Jesus has commanded. Trump is very rich and loves and worships the ALMIGHTY DOLLAR

Trump’s favorite preacher for the past 15 years has been Paula White and she is now in the INNER CIRCLE of Trump’s advisers. Paula White promotes pornography and declares that divorce is GIFT FROM GOD Paula White has made a fortune taking money from gullible people with her Prosperity Gospel. Paula White has also had an adulterous affair with Benny Hinn who is the king of those preaching the Prosperity Gospel.

I Timothy 6:9,10: People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil!. 

Trump and Putin and China are now by far the *THREE** most Powerful and Evil leaders in the world and have about 90 % of the world’s nuclear bombs and would most likely embrace the coming of the evil 666! 

THE AMAZING PROPHECY OF ST MALACHY IN AD 1139 THAT THERE WILL BE 112 POPES AFTER AD 1139 AND THAT DURING THE REIGN OF THE 112TH POPE THE END OF THE WORLD WILL COME. POPE FRANCIS IS THE 112TH POPE!! 

St. Malachy was the Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland and a very good archbishop who always helped the poor. He claimed he experienced a vision while visiting Rome in 1139 AD. He said he saw every pope that would exist from the time of his vision until the last pope. The last pope would be the 112th from the time of his vision. Malachy also stated that the last pope would be a very evil pope and that God would judge everyone and the city of Rome would be destroyed during the reign of this last pope.

When John Paul II died on April 2, 2005, articles were written pointing out that the pope who would replace John Paul II would be the 111th pope. Benedict XVI was 78 years of age when he began his papacy on April 19th, 2005. Because of his advanced age, it was obvious that his reign as the Bishop of Rome could not last too long. Everyone understood the next pope, according to St. Malachy, would be the last pope. Malachy also said the church would be judged, Rome would be destroyed, and implied that the end of the world would come during this final papacy. The question on everyone’s mind was: How long till the 112th pope?

On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict shocked the world by announcing his intention to resign from the papacy. This was the first resignation of a pope while in office in over 600 years. Benedict said that, at the age of 85, he no longer had the strength to execute the duties of leading the Roman Catholic Church. It was time to elect the 112th pope foretold in the vision of St. Malachy! Overlooking St. Peter’s Square, the announcement was made that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina had been elected the 112th pope in the prophecy on March 13th, 2013!! 
He was 76 years of age when elected pope and chose to take the name Pope Francis for his papal name. Francis is the first non-European pope and the first pope ever elected from the very Satanic Jesuit order. The Satanic Pope Francis is the leader of about 1,000,000,000 {One Billion} Roman Catholics and it is quite obvious that he is very evil and Satanic and possibly would qualify to be the future False Prophet of 666!! 

DOES POPE FRANCIS QUALIFY TO BE THE FUTURE FALSE PROPHET OF 666 WHO WILL COME UP FROM THE ABYSS OR HELL?? IS THE FUTURE FALSE PROPHET OF 666 ALREADY HERE!!?? 

WILL 666 COME UP FROM THE ABYSS OR HELL??

Revelation 11:7: The Beast {666} that comes UP FROM THE ABYSS will attack them, and overpower and kill them.

Revelation 17:8: The Beast {666}, which you saw, once was {Alive}, now is not (Alive in AD 96}, and yet will COME UP OUT OF THE ABYSS and go to his destruction. {as per Rev 19:20 & 2 Thess 2:8} {That the Abyss is Hell is shown in Luke 8:30-31} There are many who believe that the 6th Caesar who killed Paul and Peter in AD 66 and whose name adds up to exactly 666 in Hebrew, and is now in the Abyss or hell, will come up from the Abyss and become the Beast {666}who rule the world during the 1260-day Great Tribulation.

Jesus is called a LAMB 30 times in the book of Revelation and in Revelation 13:11states the False Prophet of 666 will be LIKE A LAMB which implies that he may be a very deceptive religious leader. 

Revelation 17:9 shows that the future headquarters of 666 and his False Prophet will be the evil city on 7 hills or Rome {See Rev 17:9}; which is also the present headquarters of Pope Francis and the former headquarters of 666 who will come up from the Abyss!! {See Daniel 7:23-25} 

A Roman Catholic Priest Says Homosexuality Is Gift From God, And That The Bible Is Not The Word Of God, And Then Pope Francis Kisses His Hand And Praises Him??
A 93 year old Italian priest named Michele de Paolis, considered to be Italy’s most rebellious priest and amongst the most universally notorious advocates for the Catholic Church to change its position on homosexuality, said:, “Homosexual love is a gift from (God) no less than heterosexual. This same damned heretic said, “The Bible “is” not the word of God And now, just a few days ago, Francis, whether by his own will or through some malicious advisors, celebrated mass with this evil man and then kissed his hand???? 

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Monday (Oct. 27) waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory and evolution did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it. The pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which gathered at the Vatican to discuss “Evolving Concepts of Nature.” Pope Francis said, “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said. “He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.” “God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,” the pope said. “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”

Giovanni Bignami, a professor and president of Italy’s National Institute for Astrophysics, welcomed Francis’ comments, saying he had buried the “pseudo theories” of creationists. The pope’s statement is significant,” Bignami told Italian news agency Adnkronos. “We are the direct descendants from the Big Bang that created the universe. Evolution came from creation.” 

Pope Francis: says, The Church could support civil unions??? By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) – Pope Francis suggested in a newspaper interview that it could support some types of civil unions. The Pope reiterated the church’s longstanding teaching that “marriage is between a man and a woman.” However, he said, “We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety.” States, for instance, justify civil unions as a way to provide economic security to cohabitating couples, the Pope said in a wide-ranging interview published Wednesday in Corriere della Sera, an Italian daily. State-sanctioned unions are thus driven by the need to ensure rights like access to health care, Francis added.

A number of Catholic bishops have supported civil unions for same-sex couples, including Pope Francis when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 2010, according to reports in National Catholic Reporter and The New York Times. Behind closed doors, Pope Francis supported civil unions in Argentina, activist says. But Wednesday’s comments are “the first time a Pope has indicated even tentative acceptance of civil unions,” according to Catholic News Service. 

Francis delivers homilies each day, the contents of which are summarized by Vatican Radio. On May 22, 2015 he caused no shortage of confusion when he suggested that even atheists could find salvation. Obama has said the exact same thing!!! In his homily, Francis said: “The Lord has redeemed all of us, with the Blood of Christ:, not just Catholics. Everyone! Even the atheists. Everyone!” However Jesus says, “No one can come to the Father except through Me.” John 1:12,13: To all who received Him {Jesus}, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God–children born not of human descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God!

Pope Francis also says “Who am I to judge homosexuals.” and Pope Francis states that sincere homosexuals will also enter the kingdom of heaven just like Obama. But what does God’s Word say?? I Corinthians 6:9-11: Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor HOMOSEXUAL OFFENDERS will inherit the kingdom of God. {Unless they repent} And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: “You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience. “Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience”????

Pope Francis expressed praise on September 25th, 2015 for Obama’s ridiculous nuclear deal struck with very evil Iran during a speech at the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York. “The recent agreement reached on the nuclear question in a sensitive region of Asia and the Middle East is proof of the potential of political good will and of law, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy.”

Pope Francis totally agrees with Obama and believes that all who do not believe in Global Warming are sinning and everyone who does not do something to reduce global warming is sinning.

Pope Francis is an extreme socialist who believes that all capitalism is extremely evil!! The Pope also loves socialism just like Obama and believes that anyone who does not believe in socialism is sinning!

For the First Time in History a Pope has declared that people of all beliefs other than Christianity such as Muslims and even atheists shall go to heaven if they are sincere and lead a good life.

For the First Time in History in History a Pope refuses to judge or condemn homosexuals or those who participate in Gay Marriage!! 

For the First Time in History a Pope has declared that everyone who does not believe in Global Warming is Sinning and all who do not do something to reduce Global Warming is Sinning!! 

For the First Time in History a Pope has declared that ALL capitalism is evil and all who do not believe in socialism are Sinning!!

For the first time in History the Roman Catholic Church has elected a **JESUIT POPE*!! One of the main enforcers of the Roman Catholic Inquisitions were the Jesuits. All Jesuits take the same Satanic oath today. Pope Francis has taken and administered this same Satanic Jesuit oath which includes the following amazing statements:”I promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage war , secretly and openly, against all heretics and protestants as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that I will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive those infamous heretics; rip open their stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race.

And so it is interesting to note that the 112th and last pope {??} who is the leader of about 1,000,000,000 {One Billion} Roman Catholics agrees with Satan on everything!! 

Matthew 23:9: “Jesus says, “Do not call ANYONE on earth ‘father,’ for you have ONE FATHER, and He is in *HEAVEN!!” This is an obvious reference to a SPIRITUAL FATHER since earthly fathers of earthly children are mentioned hundreds of times in God’s Word. And so according to Jesus: calling the leader of the Satanic Roman Catholic Church ‘Holy Father’ is a terrible sin. 

Pope Francis {Who Satanists call HOLY FATHER} has made a Papal Decree stating that he alone has given power to Roman Catholic priests {Who Satanists call FATHERS} to forgive ALL ABORTIONS which would include Gruesome and Horrific Abortions an hour before conception!! Is this MURDER??

As usual, the Satanic Pope Francis is absolutely contradicting God’s Sacred Word!!:

Psalm 22:10: David said, “From my mother’s WOMB you have been My God!” 

Psalm 139:13: David said, “For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s WOMB!” 

Isaiah 44:2: This is what the Lord says–He who made you, who formed you in the WOMB

Isaiah 44:24: This is what the Lord says–your Redeemer, who formed you in the WOMB

Jeremiah 1:5: The Lord said, “Before I formed you in the WOMB I knew you!” 

And so we can safely conclude that Pope Francis completely qualifies to be the future deceptive False Prophet of 666 from the evil city on 7 hills!!

Pope Francis was born at 9 PM on December 17th, 1936 in Buenos Aries Argentina which is 5 hours less than Jerusalem Bible time which would be 2 AM, December 18th, 1936. What is the interesting time period between 2 AM , December 18th, 1936 to 2 AM, OCTOBER 25TH, 2021??

The time period from December 18th, 1936 to December 18th, 2020 is exactly 84 years or 77 + 7 years. And the time period between December 18th 2020 and OCTOBER 25TH, 2021 is exactly 315 days.

*7 30-day Bible months would be 210 days leaving 105 days. 14 or 7 + 7 weeks would take 98 days leaving 7 days!

And so the total time period from the birth of Pope Francis at 2 AM, December 18th,1936, Jerusalem time; to 2 AM, October 25th, 2021 would be 77 + 7 years plus 7 months Plus7+7 weeks plus 7 days before the Last Day on OCTOBER 25TH, 2021 at the possible 2nd Coming of Jesus, who holds the 7 spirits of God and the 7 angels, when the **7 angel will sound the 7th and last trumpet!!

BIBLE CHRONOLOGY BEGINNING WITH THE CREATION OF ADAM UNTIL NOW 

These chronologies are recorded in Genesis 5:2-32 and Genesis 11:10-26: 

Adam became the father of Seth at age ………….. 130

Seth became the father of Enosh at age ……………105 

Enosh became the father of Kenan at age …………. 90

Kenan became the father of Mahalel at age…………..70

Mahalel became the father of Jared at age…………..65

Jared became the father of Enoch at age …………..162

Enoch became the father of Methusaleh at age ……… 65

Methusaleh became the father Lamech at age………. 187

Lamech became the father of Noah at age …………..182

Noah became the father of Shem at age …………….500

Shem became the father of Arphaxed at age …………100 

Arphaxad became the father of Shelah at age ………. 35

Shelah bacame the father of Eber at age ……………30

Eber became the father of Peleg at age …………….34

Peleg became the father of Reu at age ……………..30

Reu became the father of Serug at age ……………..32

Serug became the father of Nahor at age ……………30

Nahor became the father of Terah at age ……………29

Terah became the father of Abram{Abraham}at age…70 for a total of 1946 years after Adam was created. 

Abraham entered the land of Canaan at age 75 which was 2021 years after Adam was created. 

Exodus 12:40: Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt and Canaan{See NIV footnote}was 430 years. At the end of 430 years, TO THE VERY DAY the Lord’s divisions left Egypt. 

So Israel left Egypt 430 years after Abraham entered Canaan which was 2021 years after Adam was created and so Israel left Egypt 2021 + 430 or 2451 years after Adam was created. 

CHRONOLOGY OF THE 22 KINGS

Saul king of all Israel for 42 years {I Samuel 13:1}

David king of all Israel for 40 years {I Kings 2:11}

Solomon king of all Israel for 40 years {I Kings 11:42} Solomon started to build God’s Temple 3 years and 32 days after he began to reign.

After the death of King Solomon; the Kingdom of Israel was divided into Northern Israel with the Kings of Israel and southern Israel with 19 kings of Judah with headquarters in Jerusalem. The Kingdom of northern Israel was exiled by the King of Assyria during the reign of Ahaz, king of Judah. {Read 2 Kings 17:1-41}

19 KINGS OF JUDAH 

Rehoboam king for 17 years {I Kings 14:21}

Abijah king for 5 years {I Kings 15:1,2} 

Asa king for 41 years {I Kings 15:9,10}

Jehoshaphat king for 25 years {2 Chron 20:31}

Jehoram king for 8 years {2 Chron 21:5}

Ahaziah king for 1 year {2 Chron 22:2}

Joash hidden in Temple for 6 years as the King of Israel Athaliah ruled for 6 years {2 Chron 22:12}

Joash then became king for 40 years {2 Chron 24:19}

Amaziah king for 29 years {2 Chron 25:1} 

Uzziah {Also called Azariah} king for 52 years {2 Chron 26:2}

Jotham king for 16 years {2 Chron 27:1} 

Ahaz king for 16 years {2 Chron 28:1} 

Hezekiah king for 29 years {2 Chron 29:1} 

Manasseh king for 55 years { 2 Chron 33:1}

Amon king for 2 years {2 Chron 33:21} 

Josiah king for 31 years {2 Chron 34:1}

Jehoahaz king for 3 months {2 Chron 36:2}

Jehoiakim king for 11 years {2 Chron 36:5}

Jehoiachin king for 3 months {2 Chron 36:9}

Zedekiah king for 11 years {2 Chron 36:11}

For a total of 490 years + 6 months + 10 days {Or 190 days}for the 22 kings above before the 70-year exile of Israel to Babylon. {See 2 Chronicles 36:20,21.

I Kings 6:1 In the 480th year after the Israelites had come out of Egypt, in the 4th year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the Temple of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 3:2: He {Solomon} began building on the second day of the second month in the 4th year of his reign.

And so Solomon began building the Temple after 3 years and 32 days of the 4th year of his reign and 479 years and 32 days of the 480th year after the Israelites left Egypt which was 2451 years after the birth of Adam for a total of 2930 years + 32 days after the birth of Adam.

Saul had reigned 42 years and David ruled for 40 years and Solomon reigned 3 years and 32 days for a total of 85 years and 32 days from the first day of Saul’s reign until the Temple was started. And since the 22 Judean kings ruled 490 years + 190 days before their 70 year exile to Babylon then there would have been 405 years + 158 days from when Solomon started the Temple until the 70-year exile. 490 years plus 190 days minus 85 years + 32 days equals exactly 405 years plus 158 days.

250 years earlier the Lord made this amazing prophecy in Isaiah 45:13: The Lord said, “I will raise up Cyrus in My righteousness. He will rebuild My city and set my exiles free!!” {Read 2 Chronicles 36:22,23}

Daniel 9:24,25: 70 7’s {or 490 years} are decreed for your people and your Holy City… Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree {By King Cyrus} to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the Ruler, comes, there will be 7 7’s and 62 7’s {69 7’s or 483 years}!! 

And so this amazing prophecy confirms that the coming and Anointing of the Anointed Savior would take pace exactly 69 7’s or 483 years after the decree of Cyrus which took place on October 5th, AD 29 which was 3 1/2 years or 1278 days before Jesus put an end to all sacrifices for sin in the middle of the last 7 years {See Dan 9:27a} on April 3-5, AD 33.

And so the time period from Solomon starting the Temple to the Anointing of Jesus would have been 405 years + 158 days + 70 years + 483 years for a total of 958 years and 158 days. And the time period from the birth of Adam to Solomon starting the Temple would have been 2930 years + 32 days plus 958 years + 158 days for a grand total of 3,888 years plus 190 days.

Let us suppose that the 1260-day Great Tribulation will begin on the 70-YEAR** Anniversary of Israel on MAY 14TH, 2018 and end 1260 days later at the 2nd Coming of Jesus on OCTOBER 25TH, 2021

The time period from the Anointing of Jesus or the 1st Coming of Jesus on October 5th, AD 29 to the speculative 2nd Coming of Jesus on October 25th, 2021 would be exactly 1992 years plus 20 days. And then the time period from the birth of Adam to the 2nd Coming of Jesus would be 1,992 years + 20 days plus 3,888 years + 190 days for a grand total of 5,880 years plus 210 days. 7 times 840 years is 5,880 years and so 7 times 770 + 70 years is also 5,880 years. And 210 days is also 70+70+70 days. And so the time period from the birth of Adam to the possible 2nd Coming of Jesus would be exactly 7 times 770+70 years plus 70+70+70 days!!

The idea that something may happen related to the End-Times on the 70 YEAR ANNIVERSARY** of the birth of Israel is, of course, just an interesting SPECULATION!

God also made some interesting promises to Israel after their 70-YEAR exile:

Jeremiah 29:10-14: This is what the Lord says, “When 70 YEARS are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill My gracious promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a FUTURE Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord!!

Zechariah 13:8,9: “In the whole land” {After the 70TH Anniversary of the rebirth of Israel??} declares the Lord, “Two- thirds will be struck down and perish, yet one-third will be left in it, This third I will bring into the fire, I will refine them like silver, and test them like gold. They will call on My name and I will answer them; I will say, “They are My people,” and they will say, “The Lord is our God.” {This will happen during the 1260-day Great Tribulation}

According to the latest census there are about 6,500,000 Jews in Israel and there will be about 6,600,000 a year from now. One third of 6,600,000 would be about 2,200,000 Jews will be saved. Christian missionaries estimate that there only abou 4,000 Jews in Israel that are truly saved at this time!!

Romans 11:25-27: I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited. Israel has experienced a hardening in part, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in {Read Rev 7:9,14} And so all Israel will be saved. {The 1/3 who are left} {With the help of 144,000 Jewish evangelists and God’s 2 Jewish witnesses–Moses and Elijah!!}

**Advanced And Complete Exegesis Of The Amazing 70 Years Times 7 PROPHECIES IN DANIEL 9:24-27**


It is interesting to note that in Daniel 9:24: 70 7’s or 490 years have been decreed to ANOINT THE MOST HOLY ** {After 69 7’s or 483 years} and **TO ATONE FOR WICKEDNESS which took place 3 1/2 years after His Anointing. If the last 7 years is completely in the future then the ATONING FOR WICKEDNESS by the Anointed One CANNOT BE INCLUDED in the 70 7’s!!  

All of the events in the 70 7’s prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27 except one; has or will take place in the 70 7’s time period and is found in Daniel 9:26:

Daniel 9:26: The people of the {Roman} ruler who will come {In AD 70} will destroy the city {Jerusalem} and the Sanctuary. The end will come like a flood. War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.

The ANOINTED ONE prophesied of these events a week before He was CUT OFF when He ATONED FOR WICKEDNESS and put an END TO ALL SACRIFICES FOR SIN in Luke 21:6,20-24: Jesus prophesied, “As for what you see here {The Temple}, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down… When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea, flee to the mountains. Let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city for this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written {In Daniel 9:26} There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people They will fall by the sword and taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem shall be trampled on by the Gentiles until the TIMES OF THE GENTILES ARE FULFILLED!!.  

THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES WAS FULFILLED for most of Jerusalem on May 14th, 1948 and the rest of Jerusalem was taken from Gentile rule on June 7th, 1967.

Then there are {5} events in Daniel 9:24-27 that MUST take place on the LAST DAY of the 70 7’s:

Daniel 9:24: 70 7’s are decreed to:  

{1} ** FINISH** transgression**

{2} ** Put an END TO SIN

{3} ** SEAL UP** vision and prophecy**

{4} ** Bring in EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS

{5} ** Have the DECREED END poured out on 666 as per Daniel 9:27b!

This decreed end of 666 was prophesied in Revelation 19:20 and 2 Thessalonians 2:8: 

2 Thessalonians 2:8: And then the Lawless One will be revealed {For 42 months}, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His Coming!

And then we will have EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS that will put an END TO SIN and FINISH TRANSGRESSION on the Last Day of the 70 7 that will SEAL UP an END VISION AND PROPHECY!

Now there are some who suggest that there will be a 1,000 year reign by Jesus in this present earth in the Ezekiel Temple as per Ezekiel chapters 40-48 which has thousands of animal SACRIFICES FOR SIN* for people with earthly bodies as per Ezekiel 45:15,17,19,22,23. Ezekiel 45:22: On that day the Prince is to provide a bull as a **SIN OFFERING FOR HIMSELF and FOR ALL THE PEOPLE of the land????

BUT WHAT DOES GOD’S WORD SAY??

Hebrews 9:26-28: But now He has appeared ONCE FOR ALL at the end of the ages to do away with sin BY THE SACRIFICE OF HIMSELF!! Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, and CHRIST WAS SACRIFICED ONCE TO TAKE AWAY SINS of many people, and He will appear a second time, NOT TO BEAR SIN, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him!! 

Hebrews 10:18: There is NO LONGER ANY **SACRIFICE ** FOR SIN!!
Hebrews 10:8-10: First He said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings YOU DID NOT DESIRE NOR WERE YOU PLEASED WITH THEM although the law required them to be made. Then He said, “Here I am, I have come to do Your will.” He sets aside the first TO ESTABLISH THE SECOND. And by that will, we have been made holy through the SACRIFICE of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL!! 

Hebrews 7:27: Unlike the other high priests He does not need to offer *SACRIFICES** day after day, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people. HE SACRIFICED FOR THEIR SINS ONCE FOR ALL when He offered Himself!! 

Whereas, we read In Ezekiel 45:15,17: These will be used for the grain offerings and BURNT OFFERINGS to make ATONEMENT for the people…He {The Prince} will provide the SIN offerings, grain offerings and BURNT OFFERINGS to make ATONEMENT for the house of Israel. 

There are some who teach that after the 2nd coming of Jesus that some of the saints who are alive at the 2nd coming of Jesus will NOT receive their new heavenly bodies and they will then populate the present earth. They will live about 100 years and have children; some which will also be saved. And then Jesus will come to the present earth and rule the world in the Ezekiel Temple in Jerusalem mentioned in Ezekiel 40:1 to Ezekiel 48:35 for 1,000 years. 

And then when the 1,000 years are completed there will be the resurrection and Judgment of all the lost even though 2 Thess 1:6-10 Matthew 25:31-46 John 5:28,29 John 12:48 and Daniel 12:1.2 show that the lost will be resurrected judged and sent to hell on the same Last Day as the saved. Another big contradiction in this scenario is that Jesus would reign in the earthy Jerusalem with a small number of His saints and be away from most of His saints who will be in heaven for 1,000 years???? However John 14:2,3 and I Thess 4:16-18 completely contradicts this heresy.

John 14:2,3: Jesus says, “.I am going to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be WITH ME THAT YOU MAY BE WHERE I AM!!”

I Thessalonians 4:16-18: The dead in Christ will rise first. After that we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so WE WILL BE WITH THE LORD FOREVER!! Therefore encourage each other with these words!!

Ezekiel 48:32: On the east side {Of the Ezekiel Temple} will be 3 gates: the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin and the gate of DAN??? 

Dan was an extremely evil idol worshiping area in Israel as per I Kings 12:29,30 & 2 Kings 10:29!! And so the tribe of Dan was ELIMINATED as one of the 12 tribes of Israel and is replaced by the name the firstborn son of Joseph named Manasseh in the 12 tribes of Israel mentioned in Revelation 7:5-8!! 

THE IDEA THAT SOME OF GOD’S SAINTS WHO ARE ALIVE AT HIS COMING WILL NOT RECEIVE THEIR ETERNAL HEAVENLY BODIES IS ALSO CONTRADICTED BY GOD’S WORD:

I Corinthians 15:50-52; I declare to you, brother, that FLESH AND BLOOD **CAN NOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD**, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep {saints who have died will sleep in Christ {See John 5:28,29 & Daniel 12:1,2} except for the Martyrs and the 24 Elders who will be awake} but WE WILL **ALL BE CHANGED–in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the will be raised imperishable, and **WE WILL BE CHANGED!! 

Philippians 3:21,22: But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything Under His control, will TRANSFORM OUR LOWLY BODIES so that hey will BE LIKE HIS GLORIOUS BODY

I John 3;2,3: We know that WHEN HE APPEARS, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM!! Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, Just as He is pure!!

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH THE HOME OF RIGHTEOUSNESS**!!

2 Peter 3:10-13 But the DAY OF THE LORD will come like a thief {To unbelievers- See I Thess 5:4,5 & Rev 3:3}. The heavens will DISAPPEAR with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up! You ought to live holy and godly lives as you LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY OF GOD. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with His promise WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH, the home of RIGHTEOUNESS!! { And so God’s saints are not looking forward to some saints reigning with Jesus in an earthly kingdom for 1,000 years}

Hebrews 11:13-16: All these people {Enoch, Noah and Abraham} were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised, they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted they were aliens and strangers . People who say such things show they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have opportunity to return. Instead, they were looking for a BETTER COUNTRYA HEAVEVENLY ONE. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a CITY {THE NEW JERUSALEM} for them!! {And so the OT saints were also all looking for a HEAVENLY COUNTRY and a HEAVENLY CITY!!}

WILL THE KINGDOM OF THE FATHER BEGIN JUST AFTER THE 2ND COMING OF JESUS??

I Corinthians 15:22-24: For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn: Christ the firstfruits {After He ATONED FOR WICKEDNESS} then when He comes, those who belong to Him. THEN the END will come, when HE HANDS OVER THE KINGDOM TO GOD THE FATHER!!

Matthew 13:40-43: Jesus says, As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will weed out of His Kingdom EVERYTHING THAT CAUSES SIN and all who do evil. They will be thrown into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. THEN the RIGHTEOUS will shine like the sun in the KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER.

2 Timothy 4:18: The Lord will rescue from every evil attack and will bring me safely to HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM!!

Daniel 7:24 70 7’s have been decreed to {1} FINISH transgression {2} Put an END TO SIN {3} Bring in EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS!! {On the Last Day of the 70 7’s}!! And so Revelation 21:1-5 MUST take place on the Last Day of the 70 7’s!!

Revelation 21:1-5: Then I saw a NEW HEAVEN and a **NEW EARTH, for the first heaven and the first earth HAD PASSED AWAY, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the NEW JERUSALEM, coming down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be NO MORE DEATH or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making EVERYTHING NEW!” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are TRUSTWORTHY AND TRUE!!!”  

WHAT EVENTS TOOK PLACE DURING 69 1/2 7’s or 486 1/2 years??

Luke 3:22,23: When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on Him {ANOINTED} like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are My Son, whom I love, with You I am well pleased!” 

{1} “70 7’s have been decreed to ANOINT THE MOST HOLY From the issuing of the decree {By King Cyrus- Isaiah 44:28} to restore an rebuild Jerusalem until the ANOINTED ONE COMES there will be 62 7’s and 7 7’s {Or 69 7’s which is 483 years} which took place on October 5th, AD 29.

{2} After the 62 7’s {7 1/2 7’s after} the **ANOINTED ONE WILL BE CUT OFF {On April 3-5, AD33 which was exactly 1278 days or 3 1/2 years after He was Anointed}

{3} He {The Anointed One} will confirm a **COVENANT with many for one seven. In the middle of the {LAST} seven {After 3 1/2 years} He will put an END TO SACRIFICE and offering {For sin} and the abomination that causes desolation will come {For 42 monhs} until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. {At the 2nd Coming of the Anointed One as per 2 Thess 2:8 & Rev 19:20}

And for 31/2 years after His anointing Jesus confirmed a New Covenant to many which included what would happen in the 42 months just before His 2nd Coming in Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 and in Revelation. 

Revelation 1:1; 22:16: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants must take place!… “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches!!”

Revelation 13:5: The Beast {Abomination of Desolation} will exercise his authority for42 MONTHS… And he will be given authority over every tribe, people language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the Beast–all whose names have not been written in the Book of Life belonging to the LAMB that was slain. {When He ATONED FOR WICKEDNESS and put an END TO ALL SACRIFICES FOR SIN}

2 Thessalonians 2:8: And then the Lawless One {666} will be revealed {For 42 months} whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His Coming! {See also Rev 17:14 & Rev 19:20}

DID THE **ANOINTED ONE CONFIRM A NEW COVENANT FOR 3 1/2 YEARS AFTER HIS ANOINTING AND FOR 3 1/2 YEARS BEFORE HIS 2ND COMING** as per Daniel 9:27a??

Hebrews 8:6: But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the COVENANT of which He is MEDIATOR is superior to the old one, and is founded on BETTER PROMISES!
Hebrews 9:15: For this reason Christ is the MEDIATOR of a NEW COVENANT; that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance–now that {HE HAS DIED AS A RANSOM} to set them free from their sins.

Matthew 28:18-20: Jesus says, “ALL AUTHORITY in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and Make disciples of all nations… teaching them to OBEY EVERYTHING ** I commanded you.{For 3 1/2 years} And surely {I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS**}, to the very end of the age!”

This Week’s Torah Portion | February 19 – February 25, 2017 – 23 Shevat – 28 Shevat, 5777


Jethro Parsha – Weekly Torah Portion

Yitro (יתרו | Jethro)

Torah: Exodus 18:1-20:23

Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6

Gospel: Matthew 6:1-8:1

From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world. This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua (Jesus) arrived in the synagogue in Nazareth and was asked to read the portion (Isaiah 61) from the Prophets. 

We have found that in perusing these weekly readings, not only are we provided opportunity to identify in the context of God’s Word with millions of Jewish people around the world, but very often the Holy Spirit will illumine specific passages pertinent that week in our intercession for the Land and people of Israel. The Haftarah, unless otherwise noted, will be that read in Ashkenazy synagogues around the world. The references for all texts are those found in English translations of the Scriptures.

The readings for this week February 12-18, 2017 are called Yitro—“Jethro.”

TORAH: Exodus 18:1-20:26

HAFTARAH: Isaiah 6:1—7:6; 9:6-7

We focus this week upon one of the most powerful Torah Portions of the Year, centered round the descent of the LORD onto Mount Sinai and the release through His Living Word of the Ten Commandments to His people. Israel has just been given judges, but now they are given God’s standard by which they can judge what is GOOD. This event changed the direction of history for Israel and the world, and continues to instruct of His nature and ways today.

*Exodus 18:21-22: “Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders…let them judge the people at all times…”   

Moses is counseled by his father-in-law to set up a system of “judges” amongst the people. Yet the word for “select” here is not the same as that for “chose” in verse 25. Rather it is Hebrew “hazeh”—to watch, envision, see prophetically, to foresee. It is of critical importance for the Body of Messiah in Israel that the choosing of leaders of godly fear, truth and honesty be done with supernatural vision and prophetic insight.

*Exodus 19:1-2. “On the third new moon (Rosh Chodesh—“head of the month”) of the setting out of the people of Israel from the land of Egypt, on that day they came into the desert of Sinai” …there Israel encamped before the mountain, while Moses went up to God” (Exodus 19: 1-2). 

The “mountain” is Horeb, the Mountain of God, where Moses had first encountered the LORD in the burning bush (Exodus 3:1-2). The Hebrew for “bush” in that passage is sneh. Some scholars believe that the name by which this mountain would be most often remembered in Israel’s future Sinai, was itself taken from sneh, which in the Hebrew it very much resembles. In that case, Mount Sinai would be the mountain of the bush out of which the LORD had spoken to Moses, and the mountain out of which He would now speak in the hearing of all Israel.

Today, its location is not certain. Although traditionally assumed to lie either in the center or south-central of the Sinai peninsula, in recent years strong reasons have been advanced for suspecting that the “far side of the desert” (Exodus 3:1; Midian straddled both sides of the Gulf of Aqaba) referred in fact to the north-western corner of the Arabian peninsula—in which case the crossing of the Red Sea might have taken place at the southern end of the Gulf.

The arrival of Moses with the Children of Israel at Mt. Sinai where they would remain for a year ministering to YHVH (rather than to the Pharaohs as they had done for the previous 400 years) began the fulfillment of God’s promise to Moses in Exodus 3:12, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve Elohim on this mountain.”

*Exodus 19:4b. “…I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.” 

Compare Deuteronomy 32:10-12, “He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so YHVH (the LORD) alone led him, and there was no foreign god with him.”

*Exodus 19:5. “And now, if you will truly heed My voice and guard My covenant, you will become for Me a treasure among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine.” 

Compare Psalm 25:10, “All the paths of the LORD are grace and truth (Heb: chesed and emet), to such as guard His covenant and His testimonies.” 

PLEASE PRAY: For Israelis to realize that God still longs to “bring her to Himself”, that He has released a New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-33) in the blood of His Son Yeshua, in whom “grace and truth are realized” (John 1:17); that as she embraces that Covenant, she will find that He is still speaking, and as she hears and responds to His voice, she will find again the treasured place in His heart.

*Exodus 19:6, 10. “You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation… ‘Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes.’” 

In Revelation 1:5-6 this call, made first to Israel, is now extended to all those children of Adam who receive the love of Yeshua by being washed from their sins in His blood. In this washing, they enter their destiny, being made into “a kingdom of priests to His God and Father.”

*Exodus 19:16-20. “Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thundering and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the shofar was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled…Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because YHVH descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. And when the blast of the shofar sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and Elohim answered him by voice. Then YHVH came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And YHVH called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.”   

Compare Hebrews 12:18-29, “For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, and the sound of a shofar and the voice…But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn registered in Heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Yeshua the Mediator of the New Covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. See that you do not refuse Him who speaks…Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. FOR OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE.”

*Exodus 19:20; 20:1-. “Then YHVH came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain…And Elohim spoke all these words, saying…” 

The Scriptures testify that just as God Himself was present in the burning bush (Ex. 3:4), so was He present at Mount Sinai—He “came down” (19:11, 20) and “spoke all these words” (the Ten Commandments). It is difficult for religious Jews to grasp the concept of God taking a literal form, of coming physically into our experience (if they allowed such a possibility, they might then be compelled to consider the claims of His having taken on human form in the person of Yeshua/Jesus!) To explain away the Scriptural implications, they have contrived many complex theories regarding such manifestations, whether to Abraham at Hebron, or to the other Patriarchs, or His appearance to Moses in the bush and here at Mt. Sinai.

John 1 speaks powerfully of the “Living Word” which was with God and which was God, and which was made flesh and came into the world in the form of Yeshua the Messiah.

PLEASE PRAY: for revelation that this same WORD/TORAH which came down and was released at Sinai in the hearing of all Israel, is that Word which took on flesh and came to bear away Her sin—and will return to rule and reign over a Kingdom of Peace. It is traditionally held that this giving of the Torah took place on what would later be celebrated as the Feast of Shavuot (Weeks, Pentecost).

PLEASE PRAY: that this Holy Spirit, which breathed forth the Torah and all of the Scriptures and was released on Pentecost, would awaken revelation within Jewish hearts regarding the Living Word of God which has come down to Earth.

*Exodus 20:4. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image…you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I am YHVH your God, a Jealous god…” 

This word for “Jealous” (kana) is used in its noun form in the last sentence of this week’s Reading from the Prophets, Isaiah 9:7. However, there it is translated “zeal” (through which the LORD will establish the government of His SON forever). Righteous jealousy or zeal is always released on behalf of someone or something which is intensely loved. However, when activated in the flesh for selfish motives, the same word is translated “envy.”

*Exodus 20:13. “You shall not murder.” 

In some older English translations the word “kill” was used. But the word for kill and that for murder are different words in the Hebrew.

*Exodus 20:21. “So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick cloud where God was.” 

This “thick cloud” (araphel) is translated “deep darkness” in Isaiah 60:2. But that darkness is over the “peoples”, and will be dispelled by the rising of the LORD, when His glory shall be “seen.” Today in Modern Hebrew araphel means “fog”—and Israel for the most part is “in a fog” regarding finding her God.

  PLEASE PRAY: For the veil to be removed from the eyes of God’s ancient people—that a light rise in their hearts and God’s glory will be seen—that they will be drawn into the “Cloud of Unknowing” to discover the One who has known them from afar and drawn them in lovingkindness.

*Exodus 20:26. “Nor shall you go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed on it.” 

It was God who first provided suitable clothing for hiding that which had awakened shame in Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:21). It would only be through the work of the Son that all humankind could again find themselves clothed, in His righteousness, and their shame taken away. “Clothe yourselves with the Lord Yeshua Messiah, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature” (Romans 13:14).

Haftarah

Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:6-7

The readings from the Prophets for this week (Isaiah 6:1-7:6) contain, in parallel to the manifestation of the LORD’s presence in power on Mount Sinai, the awesome revelation of Holiness made to the prophet Isaiah. Before the holy presence of the LORD “high and lifted up”— the seraphim, the Voice, the shaking and smoke, Isaiah sees himself as unclean and his lips as unclean. Yet as he humbles himself and confesses his uncleanness and inadequacy, his lips are touched with the coal, his iniquity taken away, his sin purged. And he is given a message for his people—a message describing a “veil” which would settle upon the House of Israel (and which continues until the present day)…and the promise of a remnant.
After a shorter message of instruction related to current events, the reading incredibly leaps two chapters to Isaiah 9:6-7, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of HOSTS will perform this!” 

PLEASE PRAY: For divine revelation of the Holiness of the LORD to accompany this reading—and of His Zeal and Jealousy which has already seen the birth of the “Child”—who will soon be released to return and rule over His kingdom in judgment and justice forever!

The readings for next week (February 19-25, 2017) are called Mishpatim—“Judgments.”.

TORAH: Exodus 21:1—24:18

HAFTARAH: Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26

The day for traditionally honoring the giving of a “Shekel Tax” for the Tabernacle/Temple falls this year on the Sabbath preceding the 1st of Adar, an additional Torah portion Exodus 30:11-16 and a different Haftarah which mentions “each man’s census money” (II Kings 12:4) will be read in many synogogues.]

In A Nutshell

The portion, Jethro, starts with Jethro, priest of Midian, coming out with Zipporah and Moses’ two sons to meet Moses and the nation, which has come out of Egypt. Jethro gives to Moses some organizational tips regarding how to judge the people, explaining that he should divide them into ministers of thousands, ministers of hundreds, ministers of fifty, and ministers of ten.

The children of Israel arrive at Sinai Desert on the third month of their exodus from Egypt, as it is written, “And Israel camped there, before the mountain” (Exodus, 19:2). Moses climbs Mount Sinai and the Creator tells him, “And now, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be to Me a Segula (chosen/virtue/remedy) out of all the nations, for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the children of Israel” (Exodus, 19:5-6).

Moses informs the elders of the people about the words of the Creator, and they say, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do” (Exodus 19:8). The Creator commands the people through Moses to sanctify themselves for two days, and be ready on the third day, for this is when the Creator will appear before the whole nation.

On the third day, the children of Israel stand at the bottom of the mountain, but they do not want to meet the Creator face to face, so Moses and Aaron climb Mount Sinai and Moses brings down the Ten Commandments.

The children of Israel ask Moses to speak to them instead of the Creator because they are afraid to die. Moses explains to them that they need not fear because the Creator is coming down in order to test them, and to set the fear of Him in them so they will not sin.

The Creator instructs Moses to tell the children of Israel that because they saw Him speaking with them they are forbidden to make gods of silver and gold. Instead, they must build an altar on the ground and sacrifice on it.
Commentary 

Jethro, priest of Midian, is not from Israel. He is from the will to receive in order to receive, a Klipa (shell/peel) that has been mitigated by Moses. Jethro rises and connects to Moses through his Nukva (female), his daughter Zipporah, with whom Moses has two sons. This is the big and broken will to receive that the Moses in us is gradually correcting.

When Moses comes to Jethro after he has fled, a connection is made between the point in the heart, Moses, and the ego. Thus, a correction is made so that afterward it will be easier for a person to make corrections on the more advanced stages.

The correction helps one begin to divide oneself into tens, fifties, hundreds, and thousands, meaning to build the structure of the soul. The whole Torah deals with the construction of our soul and how we turn our egoistic desire into a desire with the aim to bestow. When the desire acquires the aim to bestow, it is called a “soul.”

The force of reception is called the “self,” “this world.” Everything I see and everything I feel is the force of reception. The force of bestowal is exit from reception. When I work in order to bestow, in “love your neighbor as yourself,”[1] I obtain my soul. My inner Moses is pulling away from the quality of reception toward the quality of bestowal, bringing me out of myself, and allowing me to see the upper world and begin to feel the Creator.

The Book of Zohar speaks about it in great detail in the portion, Jethro, but it is still not easy to grasp. It concerns the three lines, the structure of the soul, reception, bestowal, and the middle line, which is the proper combination between them. The Zohar describes how to divide the soul—first into ten Sephirot, according to the Ten Commandments, then according to the three lines, which is thirty. There is also a division into Rosh, Toch, Sof (head, interior, end respectively), and there are many other inner divisions that include the Sephira (singular for Sephirot) Daat.

When we relate to ourselves as coming out of Egypt, examining ourselves from the outside, we examine how we can use our egos to advance us spiritually, toward the aim to bestow. We go through difficult situations such as the escape from Egypt, the tearing of the Red Sea, until we reach Mount Sinai. This is how we build ourselves on the way to correction—through Jethro’s counsels, as well as though actions.

Being at the foot of Mount Sinai requires preparation. This is the “main event,” when we meet the Creator. While we are in the dark, we do not understand why we need to advance. We follow the point in our hearts, Moses.

In a sense, Moses helps us out of Egypt when we escape in the dark. However, we are not conscious participants in this process. At the foot of Mount Sinai is where the upper force first appears to us. This is when we begin to understand our own essence and the essence of the upper force, as well as how to relate to our situation and the way we need to move forward.

In this portion, the first awareness happens. With it awaken all of man’s desires, called “the people,” or the “nation,” and they are afraid. These desires still cannot connect to the Creator; they cannot see or hear Him. They tell Moses, “You speak.” This is the state at which we arrive from the exile, Egypt, our ego. We begin to hear a little bit only by coming down from Keter (crown), which is the Creator. This process unfolds through Hochma and Bina—when Moses and Aaron begin to bring down the great light that appears to the will to receive as laws, as the Ten Commandments, beginning with the first commandment, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Exodus, 20:2), and ends with the final commandment.

The Ten Commandments include all 620 Mitzvot (commandments). These are 620 corrections, which are 613 plus seven Mitzvot of our sages, by which we have to correct our desires. That is, we consist of 620 desires that divide into 613+7 desires.

The 613 Mitzvot connect within them into 248 and 365, and these comprise the structure of the soul. The soul itself consists of ten parts, ten Sephirot, and their correction is called Ten Mitzvot, or Ten Commandments, which are the primary Mitzvot that were given to man. We ascend according to our position, by how we stand before the light that appears to us. Hearing is the degree of Bina, and seeing is the degree of Hochma.

One who has gone through the entire process and has come out of Egypt rises above the ego and is willing to receive the program of bestowal, the program of connecting with the whole of humanity. Such a person is ready for the revelation of Godliness in the connection between all people, as it is written, “Love your neighbor as yourself; Rabbi Akiva says, ‘It is a great rule in the Torah.’”[2] This rule is both the foundation and the result of keeping the Ten Commandments, with the goal being Keter, achieving love, and through the love of others to achieve the love of the Creator.

In our current state, part of humanity is discovering it is in Egypt, another part is discovering that it wants to come out of Egypt, and a part is discovering how to come out and advance toward Mount Sinai. We are beginning to feel we are in the dark, in a process we do not understand. Each day our need for the light is growing, for the revelation of the Creator, for it to shine a tiny illumination on our lives so we may understand what is happening to us.
We need to fix Jethro, the egoistic will to receive, as it is written, “If one should tell you, ‘there is wisdom in the nations, believe.”[3] If Moses did not connect to the desire called Jethro, he would not receive from him the knowledge of judgment and ruling, which is a necessary part for the reception of the Torah.

By disseminating the method of correction to the nations of the world, the method of Arvut (mutual guarantee), and by circulating the necessity for the wisdom of Kabbalah, we are doing the work that Moses did with Jethro. By that we will be rewarded with standing at the foot of Mount Sinai.

In the portion, Jethro, the people of Israel receives the Ten Commandments. This may be the most important portion because the Torah is correction. So why is this portion named after an “external” desire, Jethro?

Jethro is the priest of Midian, a Klipa that stands opposite. He is one of Pharaoh’s servants, similar to other forces that stood next to the will to receive and helped Pharaoh connect and elicit as much as possible from the desire to bestow—Israel. The Zohar appears to be writing bad things about him, but he is help made against us. After all, everything is within us.

What comes out of Egypt is Kelim (vessels), meaning desires. In the desires that come out there is still no intention to work with the will to receive. Moses, the force of Bina, wants to judge the will to receive, which is detached from him. Even while standing before Pharaoh, he wanted to draw the will to receive, though not in order to connect or to elicit anything from it, but to judge it. However, he was unsuccessful.

When we arrive at the state that exists between Moses and the nation that has come out of Egypt, including the mixed multitude and all the layers that oppose the process of bestowal and love of others, there has to be a special system built according to the will to receive, according to corporeality. Moses cannot build it; he can only give from above, seemingly “pouring down,” this is not absorbed in the people. As it is written, Moses grows tired, and the people, who cannot find the right connection, stands next to him all day.

We cannot find the proper relationship between our desire upward, toward the Creator, and our egos—in the family, at work, and in the rest of our worldly life. We need a system that will provide us with Jethro. The wisdom must come specifically from the will to receive, as it is written, “If one should tell you, ‘there is wisdom in the nations, believe.” Although it does not belong to the degree of Bina, it was previously included in it, when Moses spent forty years with Jethro. Moses grew to the degree of Bina with Jethro; now Jethro is seemingly paying back.

Does Jethro put order between Moses and the desires so that Moses can free himself for the real thing—the receiving of the Torah?

Jethro returns to Moses what he received from him when Moses was with him. Moses came to Jethro after fleeing from Pharaoh. He grew while at Jethro’s from the degree of Malchut to the degree of Bina, pure bestowal. He grew at Jethro’s home and “over” Jethro, through his connection with Zipporah and the two sons that he had—from the right and from the left, with him in the middle. Everything that Moses has given to Jethro and instilled in him is now returning to him—Jethro, Zipporah, and the two sons. There was a mingling of Bina in Malchut, and now Malchut is giving back to Bina.
In this way Moses can now build the entire system of connecting Bina to Malchut, and he is ready to receive the Torah. This is why the first encounter with the Creator is named after Jethro, since precisely because of the system that was built before, it is now possible to reach the state of being at Mount Sinai.

On the one hand, the children of Israel were afraid of turning to the Creator for fear of dying. On the other hand, it is known that the Creator receives specifically prayers that come from the heart. So where does the fear come from? Why were the children of Israel afraid?

Our will to receive is still not equipped with a Masach (screen) that can withstand the light. That is, the light still seems like darkness. What is the exodus from Egypt in the dark? There is no dark, but it seems dark to us because we are still not corrected. The Aramaic word Ohrta (night) is very similar to the Hebrew word Ohr (light). That is, at one time it is night, and at another time it is light, depending on how a person experiences it.

From The Zohar: And Jethro Heard

They all shook and looked at Jethro, who was wise and the great appointee over all the idols of the world. When they saw him approaching and serving the Creator, saying, “Now I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods,” they all veered away from their works and knew that they were futile. Then the glory of the holy Name of the Creator was glorified on all sides. This is why this portion was written in the Torah, and the beginning of the portion is with Jethro.

Zohar for All, Jethro, item 42

Jethro is the first will to receive that surrenders and accepts the sovereignty of the Creator. This is why this portion is named after him. The Zohar also mentions Gematria, why Jethro is called Jethro, why Zipporah is called Zipporah, and all the other events in the portion.

In this portion we hear that the children of Israel camped at the foot of Mount Sinai. What does it mean to camp there?

Camping is similar to what happens on Hanukah. It is clear that we cannot correct our ego at that time, but only take an advice, a way, a program, a goal that can be implemented over time according to the level of our understanding of the program. Only at the end of the desert, at the entrance to the land of Israel, does the people discover everything that Moses said to them in his final words prior to his demise.

From The Zohar: You Shall Not Kill; You Shall Not Commit Adultery

When that filth was removed from them, Israel remained pure bodies without any filth, and the soul inside the body was as the brightness of the firmament to receive light. So were Israel, who saw and regarded the glory of their master. This was not so on the sea because the filth was not removed from them at that time, while here in Sinai, when the filth stopped from the body, even fetuses in their mothers’ intestine saw and looked at the glory of their Master. All of them, each and every one, received as befitted him.

Zohar for All, Jethro, items 572-573

Spiritual ascension can be the result of two states—an awakening from above and an awakening from below. In an awakening from above, the light shines from above and sanctifies the person, giving one the force of bestowal through which one begins to look into the distance against one’s ego. Such a person sees the world outside oneself, the spiritual world. That person knows the upper force, the Creator. An awakening from below comes from the person through extensive work on connecting with others. When one collects awakenings from everyone, one reaches the same awakening as the one that can be received from above.

Naturally, our own work from below is more desirable and appreciated because if we collect the forces from the friends, and each of them collects strength from the friends, as well, and each has his or her own strength, that force becomes permanently theirs. Here a person is seemingly camping only to take advice as to what to do. To hear the advice, one must wake up. It is similar to the exodus from Egypt through a force from above, an external force that pushes us and pulls us. But afterward we must actualize the forces we have received during the forty years in the desert.

Something special happens at Mount Sinai, purification, a special force we receive.

The light that affects us is called “the light that reforms.” It is written, “I have created the evil inclination; I have created for it the Torah as a spice”[4] because “the light in it reforms them.”[5] It reforms the evil inclination and makes it good. Initially, we are all in the evil inclination, egoists, and all we need is the Torah, assuming it is the real Torah, as it is written, “If one should tell you, ‘there is wisdom in the nations, believe; there is Torah in the nations, do not believe.”[6]

A “person from the nations” is a desire to receive that wants to receive for itself. Israel is one who strives to achieve bestowal, love of others, and from the love of others to achieve the love of the Creator.

This is why those how are craving are called “Israel,” and they learn the wisdom of Kabbalah because it brings the light that reforms. This is how we become sanctified, acquiring the force of bestowal and rise through it. The greater the force of bestowal one possesses, the greater the love of others, and the holier that person is considered to be.

Summary

From this portion we can learn that to an extent, our connection between the desire to bestow and the will to receive has to constantly exist. The wisdom of Kabbalah does not tell us to ruin our egos, but rather to use it correctly. This is why it is called Hochmat ha Kabbalah (the wisdom of receiving); it is the wisdom of how to use the vessels of reception.

We do not need to avoid using the vessels of reception, or to be “above” the worldly life. Rather, we need to discover the evil inclination detaching us from connection with the rest of the world, as it was said to Moses, “And you will be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nations” (Exodus, 19:6). That is, the role of the people of Israel is to offer itself to the service of the rest of the world.

[1] “Love your neighbor as yourself. Rabbi Akiva says, ‘It is a great rule in the Torah’” (Jerusalem Talmud, Seder Nashim, Masechet Nedarim, Chapter 9, p 30b)..

[2] Jerusalem Talmud, Seder Nashim, Masechet Nedarim, Chapter 9, p 30b 

[3] Midrash Rabah, Eicha, Parasha 2, Paragraph 13 

[4] Babylonian Talmud, Masechet Kidushin, 30b 

[5] Midrash Rabah, Eicha, “Introduction,” Paragraph 2 

[6] Midrash Rabah, Eicha, Parasha 2, Paragraph 13

Is Water Baptism Required For Salvation?


Many passages make it clear that the requirement for salvation is to believe that Jesus died for the remission of sin and to personally accept His death as payment in full for our sins. As for the verses you’ve cited;
There’s controversy surrounding Mark 16:9-20. Most good study Bibles will contain a notation that the earliest and most reliable Greek manuscripts don’t have it, and the claims it makes for believers are suspect. Personally, I don’t think it’s a reliable passage for making doctrine.

Acts 2:38 Like John the Baptist, Peter advised his Jewish audience to repent. That meant that they were to change their minds about the need for a Savior to redeem them instead of relying on their obedience to the Law. To repent means to change one’s mind about something, to turn away from it. As we’ll see in our look at 1 Peter 3:18-22, Peter is using baptism to represent the entire salvation experience. He didn’t intend it as a requirement for salvation, but as providing evidence that repentance had taken place.

In 1 Peter 3:18-22 Peter is speaking of symbols. The flood symbolizes baptism and baptism symbolizes salvation. In reality the flood waters didn’t save Noah’s family. It was their faith to build the ark that saved them. And in reality baptism doesn’t save believers, it’s our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that saves us. In both cases Peter used the water involved to symbolize the entire event.

In John 3:5, the context is being born again. The first birth is the water birth, the natural one where the baby is born in the birth water of the mother. This is where flesh gives birth to flesh to give physical life. The second birth is the spiritual one, where the Spirit of God joins with our spirit to give us eternal life.

None of this is meant to discourage or cast doubt on the practice of Baptism. It is intended to show that Baptism is the public confirmation that a private decision to accept the Lord’s death as payment for one’s sins has been made. While it often accompanies salvation, it can neither substitute for a personal decision by its presence nor can it invalidate such a decision by its absence.

The Six Stages of Three Key Stages of Armageddon


The European Union seems to lurch from crisis to crisis. It is either political or financial. The trouble of the European Union is because is made up of 27 nations who all operate with the same currency.Some countries (led by Poland) are asking for power to be returned to the nation state. Others (led by Germany) are saying that the European Union needs more powers. The Bible is clear that 10 nations will emerge from a divided EU to come together as one “empire”-a revived Holy Roman Empire. The beast of Revelation 17 will emerge…

Rev 17:8:

The beast you saw was, and is not, but is about to come up from the abyss and then go to destruction. The inhabitants of the earth — all those whose names have not been written in the book of life since the foundation of the world — will be astounded when they see that the beast was, and is not, but is to come.

We have seen unparalleled historic events – most notably the massive political & social upheaval in the Middle East called the Arab Spring in 2011. With the ‘ Arab Spring ‘overthrowing longstanding governments & dictatorships in Egypt , Libya ) & casting others into chaotic civil wars ( Syria , Yemen. In 2013 , the saw the emergence of the brutal terrorist group ISIS now called the Islamic State which has further escalated the violence , bloodshed & suffering in this troubled region.

These events are the prelude to the final global conflict , long prophesied in the Bible & centered around God’s people , the tiny nation of Israel.

Revelation 16:12-16  Euphrates & the water thereof was dried up , that ‘ the way ‘ of the kings OF THE EAST [ Middle East ” ISIS who come from the East of Israel” might be prepared. IS are on the East bank of the Euphrates; the river is as it were holding back IS from advancing Westwards into the land promised to Israel. But that restraint is now being lifted.

STAGE 2 – Political Uprising in Revelation 16:13  And I saw three unclean ‘ SPIRITS ‘ like frogs come out of the mouth of THE DRAGON [ Russia & Iran ] & out of the mouth of THE BEAST [The Islamic State] 

STAGE 3 – Global Revolution in Revelation 16:14 For they are the ‘ spirits ‘ of devils [ Spirit of Revolution] working ‘ miracles ‘ which go forth unto the kings of the Earth & of The whole world [Protests and Revolution to gather them to the battle of that Great Day of God Almighty].

Now I am going to attempt to demonstrate the 3 key stages of the 40 years War of Armageddon. In effect there are 3 separate conflicts centred in Israel / Jerusalem. The 3 conflicts or wars are separated by short periods of time. But they are 3 stages of the same war. The judgement of the world.

Stage 1 (4) is a war with Israel’s nearby nations. The very people mentioned in Psalm 83. Following Israel’s victory there is a temporary time of peace.

Stage 2 (5) is a war with Israel’s wider enemies eg Russia, Iran, Turkey see Ezekiel 38

The Stages 1 and 2 must happen within a 10 year period

Stage 3 (6) is a war is a religious war and is centred on Jerusalem – this war is with Rome and Europe 30 years.

This is the second stage. It is detailed in Zechariah 14 chapter.

The Zechariah 12:3 Moreover, on that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy burden for all the nations, and all who try to carry it will be seriously injured; yet all the peoples of the earth will be assembled against it.

This verse sounds more encompassing but this is speaking of the broader second stage of the conflict – it is saying that Jerusalem WILL become a heavy burden for the world. And it does of course eventually become this.

Please note that there is No specific mention at all of neighbouring nations or people in Zechariah 14 chapter.It begins with verse 2 which says All Nations are gathered against Jerusalem.

We also note that verse 1 gives the reason for the invasion… “Thy SPOIL shall be divided in the midst of thee” Why are we told the nations have come to take a spoil?

This is surely a reference to Ezekiel 38 v 11-12 “I will …take a spoil and take a prey” Whereas in Zechariah 12 chapter Jerusalem survives the onslaught in Chapter 14 it most certainly does not. We read it in verse 2!

The city will be taken, the houses looted, and the women raped. Half the population will be taken into captivity, and the rest will be left among the ruins of the city.”

Jerusalem is in ruins – the city has fallen to the invading Russian army. This is a totally different war to Chapter 12 where Jerusalem does not fall.
Finally Zechariah 14:5 says there is the great earthquake we have a great earthquake in Zechariah 14 chapter.This surely also links to the great earthquake of Ezekiel 38 when Russia is destroyed.

And then when this second stage of the judgement is complete Christ is established as King in Jerusalem. Zechariah 14:9

There is of course one last conflict – Stage 1 (4) was a war with Israel’s nearby nations. They have been dealt with in Zechariah 12 chapter.Their motive was revenge for Israel living in what they thought was their land. 

Then Israel’s wider enemies have been dealt with in Zechariah 14 chapter.Their motive was riches / spoil. This is speaking of the nations discribed in Ezekiel 38 chapter.

But there is a final war. A religious war. This war is led by the Papacy against Christ and the saints. Please note there is NO MENTION of a religious aspect to the war of Zechariah 14 chapter.It is about spoil.

The final war is recorded in Revelation 17 chapter.The Rome joins with Europe attack Christ and the saints when they are established in Jerusalem.

The false prophet and the beast are destroyed Never to appear again. The kingdom is now at peace.

The world is now subdued under the rulership of Christ the King of Kings and Lord of Lords – and his saints.

Spiritual Integrity-What Does It Mean To Be Spiritual 


Being spiritual has become a popular thing these days.

 We have more spiritual people, teachers, books, events, and even stores, than ever!

But what does this all really mean?

 Is being spiritual better, and if so is our world better due to all these spiritual concentrations?

From as far back in history as we can glimpse, something has driven the human being to search for and connect with that higher, deeper and broader part of itself.

From this sense, spirituality is no new fad.

At some point the spiritual path became organized, known more traditionally as religion. However, as we’ve seen through the centuries, religion has created more enslavement than liberation of the human spirit. 

Thus today, as more and more people are awakening, it is no coincidence that they are turning away and leaving organized religion. In doing so, many are coming back to that original spiritual quest.

 However, just like the word “natural” today has many meanings and misconceptions, so does the term “spiritual”.

My intention for this article therefore, is to help you explore and expand your consciousness about what being spiritual actually means, so that you get the real and tangible benefits of spirituality by cultivating spiritual integrity.

After all, if we want depth, we must go below the surface. 

Defining Spiritual

Do you think that you are spiritual?

What makes you think so?

Have you ever considered what it really takes to be spiritual?

Is it in being part of a religion, or not being part of a religion?

Does one need to study spiritual disciplines or have some accreditation in spirituality to be spiritual?

Is it in the books one reads, or events one attends, or rituals they practice?

Does being a good person make you spiritual?

And what does it mean to be good?

 Is spirituality found in how we talk, how we act, what we wear, or what jobs we hold?

Does being spiritual mean you have to forgo material goods or financial wealth? 

Is spirituality inherited or is it learned?

All of these are important questions to consider for yourself to explore your ideas and beliefs about spirituality because what limits our growth and fullest life expression is not how spiritual we may ever become but how restricted we are by our belief systems.

The more rigid and narrow our thinking, the more we miss and dismiss the big picture of it all.

In truth, spirituality isn’t one fixed state, it is dynamic. It is also not easily defined. It is expressed in degrees, along a spectrum that will vary and change throughout out lives. Sure, spirituality can include all, some or none of the things mentioned above.

They are all more like the decorations on a holiday tree.

What we want to get at, to best understand spirituality and what it truly means to be spiritual, is the core. In the case of our analogy, the tree itself. The core of your being is where we will find the best representation of your spirituality.

Let’s explore this further. 

Notice that the word spiritual has the word spirit in it. Right off the start this should imply some good understanding of and connection with our spirit, and Spirit in the bigger sense.

How well do you know yourself to be more than your body or mind? In truth, we are neither of these things, and the more we grasp and feel and know this, the more we tap into the core of spirituality.

There is more to you and more to life than meets the eye, and it is in that internal knowing that we access the deepest states of spirituality and parts of our spiritual nature.

Other than that, the core of Spirit, as we’ve been guided to see, feel and understand through the ages is love. Now of course how we each understand and define love will vary subjectively, just like any other term or concept. 

At the highest level though, we can say that love is being connected. It is all encompassing, non-discriminating and unconditional.

Love respects, nurtures, honors and does not impose or impede upon the will of another. Love is also internal, it starts with us and how we treat ourselves. This then spills out and over to all other things and beings, expressions and experiences. Most importantly, love is a state of being, not a state of doing.

We can say and do all sorts of things to appear loving to ourselves or others, but if it is not coming from a state of love at the being level, it is just an imitation of love.

That is it, two simple, yet deeply profound parts that make up the core of spirituality. And to me, this is what it is most about; the more connected one is and the more love one expresses universally, the more spirituality is embodied at its core.

There is no need to decorate this, it is pure and whole all on its own. And it is unmistakable, and evident in those who truly experience it.

How do we reach or develop though that spiritual core of our being?

Well, this is where those books, or events, or lifestyle changes can help. They won’t necessarily make you spiritual, but they can point the way to develop the core of your being, and strengthen your connection to Spirit and expressions of love.

Ultimately, spirituality is always there, within us. 

We don’t need to do something to get it, we just need to get out of our own way with all of our beliefs and preconceptions to experience it, and allow this natural state of our Divine being to come through.

Externally, spirituality can easily be faked and imitated, and whether consciously or unconsciously, we can fool ourselves and others into thinking all sorts of things about our spirituality.

On an internal level, however, spirituality cannot be faked. 

Either we feel connected or we don’t. Either we are feeling and/or expressing love towards ourselves, others, all living beings and our Earth, or we aren’t.

There is no space for excuses here or any kind of justification.

This is why, one of the most beautiful and integral parts of being spiritual is having spiritual integrity, which we will discuss in more detail later on in this article. 

Where Does God Fit In?

Of course a major consideration when discussing the realm of spirituality is God. I’ve often been asked about the importance or significance of this connection, and whether one has to believe in God in order to be spiritual. 

I’ve addressed that in this video, Can We Be Spiritual Without a Belief in God?, and the quick answer is ‘yes’.

Just like with the term spiritual, the first thing to consider is what we believe or understand God to be. I think it is clear to most of us these days that we do not all perceive God or agree on who or what “God” is in the same way.

As our consciousness expands and our understanding broadens, so does our concept of God.

From a stern, male figure in the clouds, we’ve seen the evolution of God itself to a more loving and gender-neutral entity over time. Said in another way, God evolves as we evolve. The more connected we become and the more we are able to conceive higher realms of existence, the more sophisticated our model of God becomes.

It is naive after all, to think that we can grasp ‘God’ with our limited and narrowly tuned consciousness of this reality.

While you are a whole and complete being, I think it is safe to say that none of us are “the Whole” of it all. And so how can a part properly and fully understand the Whole?

It can grasp some aspect of the Whole, but unless and until it fully becomes or merges with the Whole it can only depict parts of the Whole and assign its own characteristics to it. This is all too evident throughout our society.

The more whole you know yourself to be, the more fully you can grasp the wholeness of God.

Given our varying definitions of terms like spiritual and love, applied to our varying definitions of God, I trust you can see by now that it is no easy feat to classify everyone in the same way. 

This is just another reason why there are many spiritual people who do not consider themselves spiritual, yet are, and there are many people who consider themselves spiritual or who we may label as spiritual, who do not actually embody the core of spirituality.

We can conclude the same here about God.

What God means varies drastically amongst people, and believing in God and being spiritual can be two very exclusive things.

Where Do Rituals Fit In?

Another important area for consideration under the umbrella of spirituality, which creates a lot of confusion and misrepresentation, is that of rituals.

With the expansion of and popularity of all things spiritual, many rituals have arisen on top of the many already existing ones.

Since we’ve become a highly materialistic and productivity focused society, it is no coincidence that today many people are more attracted to doing spiritual things and having spiritual things, than actually being spiritual. 

Recall that spirituality is all about being connected to Spirit and expressing the highest state of love. It is not found in cards or crystals, mantras or affirmations, or any kind of worship.

If you rely on or use any “spiritual rituals” I invite you to examine your rituals, what you do and most importantly why you do it. 

Many rituals can be nice and helpful, but the intention behind their use is what matters most. 

For example, if you are doing anything out of fear, then you’ve blocked your connection to Source and love. For example, some people use specific rituals to “protect” themselves from “negative energies”. This is an example of doing something out of fear.

In truth, you have nothing to protect yourself from, nothing to fear and no “negative energies” can impact you if YOU are connected and vibrating at a high frequency of love. (Low frequency energies can only attract and impact similar low frequency energies.) 

All too often, unfortunately, rituals are unconsciously used to prop up the spiritual identity of the Ego.

By doing something spiritual, we then mistaken ourselves for being spiritual, but the two are by no means equivalent. So if there is some act or tool that you would like to use or engage with, it can be just fine as long as you are doing it for the love of doing, not because you think you have to or think you should.

Keep the thinking out it in fact, to avoid fueling your Ego’s spiritual identity. Follow the wisdom of your heart instead. This is perhaps the best and most important “ritual”, if you’d like to cal it that, that anyone can ever practice.

Ultimately, nothing spiritual needs to be done to be spiritual. A ritual can ‘point the way’, but it is not ‘the way’. 

Yes, some tools, props or rituals can be valuable, but they are not required. You don’t need to chant, or read angel cards, or sleep with crystals under your pillow. You can if you like and if that brings you joy, but you don’t have to. Intention is where it is all at.

This is the power and potential of our Divine human nature: we can create through intention.

Spiritual Integrity

One of the biggest areas therefore to understand true spirituality is to know that there is a big difference between “thinking it” and “being it”.

I can read all the spiritual books and attend all the spiritual programs, and even get myself a spiritual Guru to learn from, but this is no guarantee of me having spiritual integrity.

Sure to onlookers, my efforts may appear very noble, but so do those of the people who walk into churches each Sunday week after week, year after year.

Do you see the connection?

On the surface it all appears lovely, but beneath the surface it lacks substance. With such an approach no wonder we can’t seem to get anywhere, personally and collectively on Earth. 

How many Sundays in church or hours of meditation will it take for us to stop acts of violence against other humans or animals?

Many people I come across, for example, complain that they mediate and it doesn’t help much, or that they study the work of various spiritual teachers or texts and nothing really changes.

And it won’t, until you choose to change!

Spirituality is neither instant magic, nor a laborious quest. It is, as with all things, what we choose to make of it. This includes what we allow ourselves to express and what we are ready to experience. Some people meditate for years and their life and sense of inner peace is no better than some of those who never try meditation. 

Others may have one profound experience in nature and have their lives completely transformed. There is no pattern, no formula, no guarantee. It all and always comes down to what you make of it.

We can hide behind spiritual talk, wear spiritual clothes, or attend spiritual programs, but more often than not, these just create a lovely new identity for the Ego to uphold, as shared in the ritual section above. True spirituality is lived and embodied, and ultimately needs none of those things.

Why? Because we are spirit at the core of our being.

We are always connected. What we do, however, in this life experience is block that connection with the many illusions and limits that we put upon ourselves or buy into. Then yes, it seems necessary to take “the spiritual journey” to unblock all that, but the truth is that liberation is a choice that takes a moment.

You don’t need practices, rituals, or lifetimes. You only need this moment.

What do you choose?

Love, or not?

Peace, or not?

Do you choose heart-centered thoughts, words and actions, or do you choose behavior that is out of alignment with the highest expressions of love and peace?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines integrity as,

“the quality of being honest and fair”, and “the state of being complete or whole”.

While it is essential to be honest with ourselves in any spiritual undertakings, I believe it is in that latter or second definition that we get the most benefit for understanding what spiritual integrity is all about.

Think about it, if we are complete or whole we don’t compete for attention or affection with others, or compete for anything in fact.

If we are complete and whole, we don’t need anything from the outside to make us feel complete and whole. If we are complete and whole, we recognize our incredible potential. If we are complete and whole, we don’t act from fear. 

I hope you see how profound these implications are when it comes to understanding what it really means to be spiritual, and how they can be applied to every area of your life; every thought, word and action you have or make.

From your relationships to your work, from your food to your lifestyle choices, it all counts!

Does such spiritual integrity raise the bar too high? I don’t think so. 

I think it is time for us to stop playing small, stop deluding ourselves, and step up to the plate of our human and divine potential. There is a time and place for games, but this is not it. If we want to understand ourselves, our origin, our purpose, and our reality, we need to stop sabotaging ourselves. 

If you want an authentic life, if you want to transcend human drama and suffering, if you want to have a positive impact on others, if you want to know the highest potential of your being, then this is it:

Embrace and embody spiritual integrity.

Conclusion

As I shared with you in the introduction, if we want depth, we must go below the surface. This is the crux of it all.

Labeling ourselves or any other person as spiritual is no reflection of the truth, it is just a label, a surface perception. True spirituality is lived and embodied in how we act and respond to ourselves, others, nature and all life.

And we should never be concerned with how spiritual or not spiritual others are, but focus on us, ourselves.

This is where the rubber meets the road, because unless and until we attain some profound level of telepathic communication we will never really know what is in the mind and heart of any other. 

Besides, this is your journey, so focus on who YOU are.

And if you want the many beautiful and transformational benefits that come from true spirituality, you must be willing to dive beneath the surface. 

The deeper you go, the more perspective you gain, and the more connected you become.

And the more you strengthen your connection, the more complete and whole you know yourself to be, and the more your life becomes a living testament of love, joy and peace.