To fully understand this article I would urge you to read Tribulation vs Great Tribulation which is the first part of this two part discussion. To encapsulate both we must understand we are talking about a period of time for believers and non-believers. The theology has primarily been;
The church is raptured out prior to the tribulation and does not suffer the calamities outlined within revelations etc.
The ideology behind the theology has always been;
The church will be spared from the horrors because of it’s (repentive sinners) cleanliness, however, as we have discussed in a previous posting the church (Father why are my feet on fire?) is not as clean as it should be, thus the concern I will put forth here begins to have some validity.
The word judgement (crisis) means; to bring unto repentance. My concern is not whether I’m right or wrong about the two periods of time, the Tribulation period or the Great Tribulation period, because no matter what I do believe in the rapture, my concern is ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRIBULATION PERIOD IF I’M RIGHT. There are two distinct periods of time, both of tremendous judgement, yet both of different calamity, death, and destruction. I believe the church must go through the tribulation period to be brought under (repentance) judgement, let’s face the fact;
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. (14) “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Based on the above scripture if your having an easy time living as a christ-minded individual you might be holding a one-way ticket to hell and not even realize it, which is what the great deceiver (satan) desires.
There is no-man /woman alive today who can honestly claim; It’s so easy to LIVE as a believer. I want to be very clear here, it’s not difficult to be a believer, it’s difficult to live as a believer, folks, the true believer is not of this world and the church body has become so tolerant and accepting of the world over the past 40-60 years the TRIBULATION PERIOD is what I believe will be needed to produce a truly repentive church.
Lets take a look at; John 12:25
He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
Please understand the above. You must have a relationship with Christ that is so focused on Him you hate living IN THIS WORLD, very distinct scripture above, IT’S THIS WORLD YOU MUST HATE, not the new heaven and earth which will begin after the great tribulation. Today, the world is out of control and any christ-minded individual who claims it’s easy to live as a believer should really evaluate their relationship with Christ. This is a tough world to live in as a believer; sex, drugs, corruption, deceit, lieing, death, destruction, murder etc abound daily.
In closing let’s examine; Matthew 24:7-13
“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. (8) “All these are beginning of sorrows. (9) Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. (10) “And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. (11) “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. (12) And because lawlessness will abound and the love of many will grow cold. (13) But he who endures to the end shall be saved. Now, in looking at these verses you will undoubtedly realize the subject matter is a period of time, a time period of famines, sorrows, tribulation, killing, hatred etc. agree? Yet, who is involved in this period of time?
I believe it’s the church / world during the tribulation period of time. Please look closely at verse 10: many will be offended, will betray one another and hate one another. This is definately the church not the world, not the unbeliever. There is nothing the unbeliever would be offended by etc. Could the believer be offended by some false theology about the tribulation period, the unexpected realization their in the midst of horrific times.
Look at verse 11: False prophets will rise up and decieve many. Where, I believe within the church. How many church goers today would be decieved into believing they missed the rapture if their right in the middle of the tribulation period, hay, you lied preacher you said we would not go through this etc. Can you imagine the new false teaching; If there is no rapture then there is no God, how many would believe that teaching? I believe many will be deceived, and holding a one way ticket to hell.
Look, closely at verse 13: But he who endures (only the believer endures, the non-believer endures nothing, they are apart of this world) shall be saved. This is clearly talking about Christ-minded repentive believers who endure till the end of the tribulation period, they will be saved by the rapture, the non-believer can endure till the end all they want and they will never be saved, period.
In Closing let’s examine; Matthew 24:21 “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, not ever shall be.
The scripture is clear about the two different periods of time, I believed in the theology of pre-tribulation rapture for most of my adult life, however, the more and more I study and hate this world the more and more I’m led to understand; my faith will allow me to endure the tribulation period.. Laughing:)
If I’m wrong about the mid-trib rapture this blog will have to run itself, if I’m right this blog will be full of FAITH ENDURING SCRIPTURE and truth to help us endure till the rapture.
God Bless the repenter!!
There is a time frame within scripture called the tribulation period along with a time frame called the Great tribulation and we must understand the difference between the two. The tribulation period of time is a time of trouble, a prelude to the Great tribulation time of trouble. There are those who believe the body of Christ is raptured prior to the tribulation period, however, the scripture is clear in outlining the two time periods of tribulation, one which is judgement upon the earth for ALL believers/non believers, then a judgement for ALL non believers. I have discussed this in an earlier posting, please review at:
The Great tribulation after the tribulation period is clearly the WRATH of God outlined within the scripture. The tribulation period is a judgement by Jesus upon the earth, focused on saving His chosen, the Church. The Great tribulation period is a judgement by God upon the earth, focused on saving His chosen, the Israelites.
In discerning the difference between the two time periods alot of ministries focus on the tribulation as a point of rapture for the church, however, the scripture clearly differentiates between the two. The 144,ooo Jews who are sealed in Chapter 7 are not sealed prior to the tribulation period as some ministries claim, the sealing is after the tribulation and before the Great Tribulation nor does this chapter claim the rapture has already taken place as some ministries teach. The verse that must be clearly understood within this chapter is verses 13 and 14 which reads as follow;
13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” 14 And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
If we look at verse 13 a ANSWER is made to John (author) “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from.? This is not a past tense or present tense grammatical question, it is a FUTURE TENSE answer to a question which is answered by the same elder who asked it. If you look at verse 14 John replies “Sir, you know” (John asked the question, Sir, you know) and the elder said (answered): These are the ones who COME OUT of the great tribulation etc.
See chapter 7 is John discerning the two periods of time, the tribulation vs the great tribulation. The elder is assured of John’s discernment because he uses the words COME OUT which is a future tense statement, he did not say; ones who CAME OUT because up to this point in time they had not come out, the chapter is a discernment by John of what is to come.
This chapter clearly differentiates between the tribulation period and the Great tribulation period of time, as I have previously stated in an earlier posting my opinion is the church (body) will go through the tribulation period and be rapture out just prior to the Great tribulation which I believe transitions within a twinkling of an eye. We will transition from the tribulation period of time into the great tribulation period of time with the sound of a trumpet (flash) as declared in chapter 11 vs 15.
Please repent, fast and pray, for tribulation will come upon us all. I believe the future is full of death, destruction, and pain, as not seen before, and ALL will partake in this destructive time period.
God Bless the repenter!!!
The words of the Bible ring true in all aspects of our lives. The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob has never left us nor has he forsaken us, He desires to protect us in all areas of our lives and established the Bible as the playbook for our lives.
The devil desires to kill us, destroy us at every level of our lives and we can see this throughout all the scripture, he is a deceiver of the truth, laying in wait to devour our testimony along the road of life.
In this posting we must understand the attack is not physical, it is spiritual, it manifests itself physically, however, it is a spiritual battle through and through. We should review some scripture as to what a NAME really means;
A Good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
“No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham: for I have made you a father of many nations.
Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
In these few verses we can see the power of your name, your name is your heritage it is your destiny, your legacy is remembered by your name. God always moved on His name, and the name of His son, Jesus Christ. The name of the Lord brings power, grace, mercy and forgiveness. The name of Jesus is longlasting, enduring and brings forth salvation. The physical aspect of Jesus (flesh) has passed away however the spiritual aspect of Jesus (His name) lasts forever and ever and ever.
The rise of identity theft is a spiritual attack on your name, your legacy, your destiny. All throughout the scripture the devil attempted to change the name of an individual, attempting to change the destiny or legacy of the surname forever and ever, scripture;
Daniel 1: 7
To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hannaniah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego.
In studying history these names belonged to pagan gods, not the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob which as we know is above all names. The devil was attempting to change their destiny’s their legacy.
There is an amazing attack on identity, an attack that is destroying the names of many families. We all must protect our names not only against identity theft but against ALL attacks. We must protect our credibility by discerning the times we are in. Please pray over all your financial decisions, along with all your business dealings. The devil is out to destroy your good name and we must do whatever we can to protect our legacies.
Just a few statistics:
- The number of US adult victims of identity fraud decreased from 10.1 million in 2003 and 9.3 million in 2005 to 8.9 million in 2006.
- Total one year fraud amount rose from $53.2 billion in 2003 and $54.4 billion in 2005 to $56.6 billion in 2006.
- The mean fraud amount per fraud victim rose from $5,316 in 2003 and $5,993 in 2005 to $6,278 in 2006.
- The mean resolution time is at a high of 40 hours per victim in 2006 compared to 28 hours in 2005 and 33 hours in 2003
God Bless the repenter!!!
Protect your name, www.njslea.org
The challenge we face as Christians each and everyday differs as does our personalities. The life we should live as Christ-minded individuals is different then the life most of us live. We are critiqued as being Holy rollers, judgemental, intolerant and divisive by the world and sometimes succumb to the pressure of living a Christ-minded life. The reality is as Christ-minded individuals we should focus on the Life of Christ sometimes more than the Love of Christ, even tho the Love of Christ is what put Him on the cross for each and every one of us. Jesus became a mortal sinless man and lived His life among us for 33 years to show us that we could overcome sin through his love, however, we would suffer the same trials and tribulations as He did, even the most difficult ones. He was an example to all of us that failing to carry our own cross during the journey will happen (stumble) and through discipline and fellowship we can overcome.
Jesus loved us so much that He himself failed in carrying His own cross, just as some of us have failed within our own lives to carry our own cross. If we review the following scriptures we can discern this truth, please review;
(Matthew 27:32) Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross. (Mark 15:21) Now they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross. (Luke 23:26) Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.
Jesus was born of a virgin, thus born sinless because the seed of man was not within Him, and His whole life was lived as a man, through temptations, threats, attacks, and even failing to carry His own cross. He lived His life as a man, proving; even living a sinless life would lead to difficulties in carrying ones own cross.
The fact is Jesus knew that living as a born-again believer life would be full of trials and tribulations and failures in carrying our own cross. He knew there would be a time or times in our lives when the burden of carrying our own cross would become overwhelming and too much for us to handle alone. He stumbled and fell during His walk to Golgotha and needed help along the way to reach His destination, which of course was His crucifixion.
As believers there are times during our walk with Christ we stumble and fall, some completely away and some are caught along the fall by a friend, a fellow brother or sister in the Lord and lifted up to continue our journey. The Life Christ lived was a complete example of the Life we live as born-again believers, through it all He completed the journey just as we are instructed to finish the race, we all want to hear the words, well done my good and faithful servant.
Please do not let a stumble or fall keep you away from a relationship with Christ, surround yourself with like-minded believers and keep your eye on Him, understanding stumbling as Christ stumbled under the weight of the cross may occur along the way, it’s your testimony and His sacrifice that will see you through till the end. The next lesson we should discern from His example is; It’s okay to let someone carry your cross until your ready to pick it back up, in other words, ask people to pray for you during difficult times, share your struggles and trials with others and never ever walk away from carrying the cross, the reward is too great.
God Bless the repenter!!
The definition of the word migrate is as follows: Go from one region to another with the change in the seasons.
The SEASON has changed and we need to understand migration will be the only way to survive the season we have entered over the past twelve months. If you pay attention to the migration of birds you will notice they migrate as the temperatures change from cold-hot, typically winter-summer, however, they are in the preparation stages during the spring and fall. There is a preparation prior to the migration, their ultimate instinct is to be settled once the temperatures support the winter or summer months.
We are now in the preparation phase, unfortunately there are individuals who do not believe it or accept it, and to this they will be left unprepared and caught in the tumultuous events that are shortly to be upon us. As a society we have lost our way and have left God, and we must begin a return back to our Judeo-Christian roots. We have focused on the materialism of our lives for the past 40-50 years, trend setting our lives around “keeping up with the jones” and have left our first true love, God.
Let’s examine the scripture:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind,” This is the first and greatest commandment.”
This is a very powerful scripture in the fact that Jesus uses the word AND. The word AND is used to encompasses ALL aspects of the text being discussed. Jesus could have used the word OR and the verse would have read like this:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart or with all your soul or with all your mind,”
If the word OR was used you could pick and choose how to love the Lord and only be judged on how you loved Him, however, because Jesus used the word AND you will judged on how you loved God in His entirety. We must understand God’s entirety is within HOW we love Him, we can love Him emotionally, spiritually or mindfully understanding each is separate, yet all are God. He demands we love Him ALL the time in ALL three areas, not in whatever area fits the season you are in. We are to Love Him in ALL three areas and with ALL three parts.
We have lost site of this (myself included) and have put materialistic items before Him, such as agendas, political correctness, work, school, money etc. The season of materialism has changed and if we do not migrate into the new season we are going to be in trouble, both, nationally and personally, and to be honest with you I believe we are already in trouble nationally, as the news before us is dismal and destructive daily.
Please read my posting on Repent and Pray!! Will it be enough, No Way!! where I discuss the preparation phase. You must prepare yourself for what is coming. I’m not a fortune teller nor can I predict the future, however, I can watch trends and discern what direction the trend is tracking and quite frankly we are fast tracking to complete destruction, economically, politically and spiritually based on the trends before us. We need to pray, love our families, and cut back on all the materialism and activities in our lives, we need to move back towards God. Please read the Bible to your children and allow them to build their faith and relationship with God, this will be the best preparation you can offer your family, it’s the best disaster plan within the world today.. Welcome to the Revelations!!
God Bless the repenter!!
We are going to jump right into the scripture within this discussion. We will begin by reviewing the following scriptures:
Genesis 19: 1-9
1 Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. 2 And he said, “Here now, my lords, please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.”And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.” 3 But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house. Then he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4 Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. 5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.” 6 So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, 7 and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly! 8 See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.” 9 And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door. 10 But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door. 11 And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door.
Please pay attention to these key verses: 1, 5,6,7,8
In verse one Lot was sitting inside the gate of Sodom, and watched as the two angels of the Lord showed themselves to Lot, we can discern this because Lot puts his head down in humility towards the ground, knowing well their presence in Sodom is not to be cordial. As we continue to read verses 5-8 the two angels enter into Lot’s house and within a period of time the towns men come to the house and begin to beat on the door, urging Lot to send out the two men who had entered the house earlier. The men of the town wanted to engage them in a carnal way according to the scriptures and what does Lot do, he opens the door and begins to negotiate with the men outside his door. He actually offers the men his two daughters and states the following: AND YOU MAY DO TO THEM AS YOU WISH. Lot actually would have allowed his two daughters to be raped and or killed, AND, he knew the men within his dwelling were angels of Lord and would protect his family from any harm. The proof is in verse 9:11where the ANGELS said this; (11) And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door.
Now, lets move onto Noah since we established a little history about Lot.
I will keep the history of Noah brief because we are all aware of the Ark story which has made Noah a household name, irregardless of one’s belief.
Review Genesis 6: 16-17
“You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with a lower, second, and third decks. (17) ” And behold, I Myself am bringing the flood of waters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; and everything that is on the earth shall die.
Review Genesis 7: 7
So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his son’s wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
Review Genesis 7:10
And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.
It is clear once it began to rain after the first seven days the water level began to show signs of flooding and Noah and his family entered the ark. If we look now at the end of verse 16 it is clear: AND THE LORD SHUT HIM IN.
If we look at the positions of Lot and Noah we can clearly see a distinction, one has a compromising belief system and the other has a conviction belief system. These two men facing strenuous situations acted differently yet both men had the protection of God, Lot with the two angels of the Lord and Noah with God Himself, yet one compromises and opens the door to the house and begins to negotiate with the outside world, compromising the integrity of his house to appease the carnal aspects of the flesh.
Noah, faced with rising flood waters does not turn back towards the carnal aspects of the flesh, he does not go out calling to the world, he does not send his sons out to save anyone, he does not jeopardize his family. He entered the ark as commanded by God and did not turn from his conviction nor his belief in God, he did not compromise.
If we take a second look at Lot in Genesis 14:11-12
Then they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way. (12) They also took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
Continue with verse 14
Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
We can clearly see Lot did not learn a lesson, he was taken prisoner in the above verses as Sodam and Gamorrah where attacked and raided, yet, in chapter 19 vs 1 above we read Lot is sitting inside the gate of Sodom. How is it a man given endless blessings from his family and from God continues to make his way back to the carnality of Sodam.
The reality is Lot had a spirit of compromise and Noah had a spirit of conviction. If we look at the world today and the stories of Lot and Noah and our own lives what type of spirit do we have?
Is it one of compromise or conviction?
- Are we allowing pornography into our homes?
- Are we allowing alcohol (excessive) into our homes?
- Are we allowing worldly words into our house (swearing)?
- Are we allowing inappropriate TV shows into our homes, showtime, HBO etc?
- Are we reading the scriptures daily?
- Are we protecting our family everyday with prayer?
- Are we turning off the HBO, Showtime, etc?
- Are we turning off the radio garbage of lyrics like, death, drugs, murder etc?
Through compromise Lot lost everything including some family members. Through conviction Noah sustained no losses, only favor and blessings from God. What path are we taking? I understand we are all sinners and no one is righteous and all fall short of the glory of God, yet, we must choose a position we are going to live within, a position of compromising for the world or conviction for God. I’ve chosen conviction, understanding it’s not perfection for none are perfect. What is it if a man gains the world yet looses his soul?
God Bless the Repenter!!
In studying chapter 4 of judges you will be able to paint a picture within your minds eye the reality that history is about to repeat itself. We must also understand history has and will continue to repeat itself until the second coming of Jesus Christ. The reason for this is laid out within Ephesians chapter 6:10-12 which reads as follows:
Finally my brethren be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. (11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
These verses are clear that we are constantly battling within the realm of Spiritual Warfare. We are not wrestling against flesh and blood (PERSONALITIES) but against PRINCIPALITIES which are demonic leaders and rulers within the spiritual world which actually claim the battle is against the devil himself and his demons. The battle is over darkness which most individuals suffer from, which is SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS. There are believers and non believers who are spiritually blind and never fully understand this is why history repeats itself.
The fact is flesh and blood are as ashes to ashes and dust to dust yet principalities and rulers continue to influence and agitate. This is why so many individuals battle with repetitive sin. The influence continues because we do not discipline ourselves to putting on the armour of God.
The spiritual armour you must put on is as follows: (verses)
(15) Gospel of Peace
(17) Word of God
We must understand (world-sin-individual) history continues to repeat itself because of the principalities and rulers of the darkness which where here from the beginning and will be here till the second coming of Christ Himself. We are once again witnessing history repeat itself because the influencing spirit over the area of Iran Iraq etc is actively influencing the leaders of the region / territory, specifically the leaders of Iran and the PLO.
Lets breakdown Judges chapter 4:
A prophetess named Deborah is judging Israel, which is being tormented by Jabin the King of Canaan and Sisera the military leader of Jabins army. Deborah, who is part of the political process has called upon a military leader named Barak to defend Israel against the military of Sisera. The call for Barak to attack Sisera comes by a very demanding Deborah, who insists God will deliver Sisera unto the hands of Barak. We also read the political tension between Deborah and Barak is intesifyig because they are concerned with who receives the glory from the people after Sisera is destroyed. After much prodding from Deborah Barak decides to stand against Sisera and prevails in defeating his massive army.
Lets breakdown Iran today:
A high ranking State Department official named Hillary Clinton has been standing in the gap for Israel and has been a harsh critic of Iran and their determination to obtain nuclear weapons. Hillary has made her position very clear about Iran and has been decisively more critical of their leadership than the President, Barak Obama. The President has actually been quite reserve in his critique of Iran, he has actually advocated for their research of nuclear energy even with their anti-Semitic positions towards Israel. Is History repeating itself, are we witnessing the re-emergence of the principalities and powers of the darkness over the region of Iran influencing the Clerics and military leaders to obtain nuclear weapons ad threaten the existence of Israel. The interesting dilemma is between Clinton and Obama, they are both politically active and have a history of polling the people of America prior to major decisions. Could they be politically posturing and using the Iranian conflict for future political gain as did Barak and Deborah of Judges chapter 4.
The truth is we cannot stop history from repeating itself, but, we can stop ourselves from repeating the same sin over and over. We must put on the whole armour of God all of which are spiritual principles. This armour does not make us righteous, but does shield us from the fiery darts of the enemy. The spiritual armour is what allows you and I to come before our Lord and ask for forgiveness of our sins, it’s the armour of God, which allows us to enter His throne room.
HINT: If you continue to repeat the same sin, you may have a piece of armour missing, or you never fully bought the whole armour of God.
God Bless The Repenter!!
Can we look back at the past and see if history through principalities and rulers of the darkness is influencing the current political agenda of this once great country.
Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph (9) And he said unto his people, Behold the people of the children of Israel are more mightier than we: (10) come on, let us deal wisely with them: lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that when there falleth out any war they join also unto our enemies ad fight against us, and get them up out of the land. (11) Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. (12) But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. (13) And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: (14) And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve was with rigour.
I will break down each verse here: (Now think of our political climate today)
(8) A new king who knew not Joseph (One who knew not the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob) We have witnessed Pres. Obama disregard the “National Day Of Prayer, yet honor Ramadan, does this allude to him not knowing our Judeo-Christian founding?
(9) Behold the children of Israel are more mightier than we (The opposition groups are greater in numbers than we are) Are we witnessing increased opposition , such as Tea Parties etc?
(10) Come let us deal with them wisely, lest they multiply ( The word wisely in this verse is the word is Harham in Hebrew and means : To deceive) Are we witnessing deception by this admin?
(11)Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them (The word taskmasters in this verse is the word Mass in Hebrew and means: enforced payment) Are we seeing increased TAXES, which are enforced payments?
(11) built for Pharaoh treasure cities (The word treasure in this verse is the word Miskaof in Hebrew and means: To store up treasure, gold, silver etc) Are we witnessing the Presidents administration store up treasure by taking over the banks within this country?
(12)But the more they afflicted them the more they multiplied and grew (The word afflicted in this verse is the word Ana in Hebrew and means: To oppress) Are we witnessing the tea parties and opponents to the administration grow and multiply due to their politics?
(13) And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour (The word serve in this verse is the word Avaad in Hebrew and means: To work for another, labour) Are we witnessing the potential for these taxes to be pushed onto our children and their children, oppressing them?
(14) And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick and all manner of service in the field (The word hard in this verse is the word Kashar in Hebrew and means: Difficult, severe. The word bondage in this verse is the word Avodar in Hebrew and means: Service, work, labour) Due to policies of this administration are we witnessing difficult severe hard labour just to make ends meet?
If you continue to read the rest of Exodus chapter 1 you will clearly read the fact that the new Pharaoh put out a decree to have the mid-wives perform forced abortions of all male babies born unto the Hebraic women. Has Obama been a advocate for abortions, absolutely yes, he has reversed anti-abortion legislation by executive order and has open the way for International funding for abortions.
Also, lets review the practicing religious beliefs of some past presidents.
#27 Taft (Unitarian) #28 Wilson (Presbyterian) #29 Harding (Baptist) #30 Coolidge (Protestant) #31 Hoover (Quaker) #32 Roosevelt (Episcopalian) #33 Truman (Baptist) #34 Eisenhower (Presbyterian) #35 Kennedy (Roman Catholic) #36 Johnson (Disciples of Christ) #37 Nixon (Quaker) #38 Ford (Episcopalian) #39 Carter (Baptist) #40 Reagan (Presbyterian) #41 Bush (Presbyterian) #42 Clinton (Baptist) #43 Bush (Methodist) #44 Obama (Unaffiliated)
Why hasn’t President Obama selected a church? Why did he denounce the Day of Prayer?
The number 44 within the scripture means JUDGEMENT!! Pres. Obama is #44, is America under God’s judgement? Is the new King influenced by principalities and rulers of the darkness that have coerced evil decisions in the past?
Welcome to the Revelation!!
The book of revelation has been viewed by many over the past 100 years as a book which should be pushed off into a corner of the room, never to be discussed. I would even make the claim that some in the theological realm would like to tear it out and throw it away because it is one of the most controversal books within the scripture. The atheist and agnostics believe it’s hype, fairy tale drama, and the christians believe it’s a book for the atheists and agnostics, due to their lack of faith and belief in Christ, sort of a punishible by death saga for the evil bad guy in the movie.
The fact is it’s one of the few books in the Bible that really tests your faith and or belief in God. The book was written for the christian, atheist and agnostic. The question is what part is written for whom? I claim the whole book was written for atheists, agnostics and numerous (more than 3 and less than 16) chapters where written for (church) christians. The book generates an abundance of questions, a few are;
1.What is the tribulation?
2.When does the tribulation occur?
3.How much suffering is there prior to or during the tribulation?
4.When is the church (christians) taken away?
5.What is Armaggedon?
6.What is the mark of the beast?
7.Who is the Anti-christ?
Now, let’s examine several chapters of the book such as the SEAL judgements. I will use the main topic of the verse here, you should read the entire verse for yourself.
•Seal judgements begin in revelation (6:1) end in (8:1)
•First Seal (White Horse-Represent Anti-christ)
6 vs 1. Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” (2) And I looked and behold, a white horse.
•Second Seal (Fiery Red Horse-Represent war)
vs 4. And another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another;
•Third Seal (Black Horse-Economic disaster)
vs 5. And I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. (6) And i heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, a quart of wheat for a denarius.
•Fourth Seal (Pale horse-Death and Hades)
vs 8. And I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him.
•Fifth Seal (Martyrdom)
vs. 9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.
•Sixth Seal (Fear upon all men)
vs 12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
•Seventh Seal (Silence) The opening of this Seal is interesting, all of chapter 7 is skipped and this Seal is opened in chapter 8 vs
1 When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
Now I want to overlay a theology I believed and or have been taught by several ministers and or evangelists over the past twenty years; The seven seals are ORDERLY on how events will begin to unfold within revelations, and revelations is still to come.
I will first admint, maybe I MISUNDERSTOOD THEIR teaching, either way I want to clarify what I do not believe anymore, but what I have faith in.
I do not believe the Seven Seals are orderly and start with the opening of Seal One, yet I have faith in the Seals, and I factually have FAITH in this;
WE ARE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS NOW, THE SEALS HAVE ALREADY BEEN BROKEN…. They are not numerically opened, they are broken as the LAMB CHOSE to reveal HIS REVELATION TO JOHN, not in what order they will affect the earth.
Look at chapter 5 vs 1;
vs 1 AND I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. (2) Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose it’s seals?”
Ladies and Gentleman, it is ONE SCROLL WITH SEVEN SEALS, not SEVEN NUMBERED SEALS, the seals are on ONE SCROLL. Secondly, when John used the word opened, He understood it has breaking it, snap it like a cookie…
Now let’s go to chapter 6 vs 1;
vs. 1 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one OF the Seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a loud voice like thunder, “Come and see.”
It’s like saying I heard one of the four living creatures, John did not declare he heard the number one living creature, he claimed he heard one of them, same with the seals, one of them was broken, not the number one.
It was not the action of breaking the SEAL the living creature wanted John to see, it was the affect of breaking the seal the living creature wanted John to witness which released the judgements written (one scroll-seven affects) on the ONE SCROLL. The scripture is clear, He broke one seal then another, then another, there is nothing written where He broke SEAL NUMBER ONE, THEN SEAL NUMBER TWO etc-etc.
I have faith in the book of revalations and my faith assures me that we are under the judgement of the scroll. I have faith that Seal two, four and five have already been broken, and He has just snapped seal three, the seal of economic collapse…….
What do you have faith in, welcome to the revelation!!!
Next we will discuss the judgement trumpets, oh boy, this one is going to make blood vessels bust…