Monday, August 31, 2015

We Are Getting Very Close to This

Rev 6:7When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

See link here.

 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Welcome To September Part 1

Is this speculation ^^?  Yes, however we have already discussed in previous posts how this time the Lord has weighed in with some spectacular signs of His own.  Cows with 7s on head, Shemitah, Jubilee, Blood moons, all with a September nexus.

August has already been a special month.  The Lord has revealed His arm, the financial markets are now living in fear (look up VIX, the fear index).  Does the Lord have this world's attention?  Yes and no.  The odd thing is the people who are determined to live in defiance are paying the most attention to what is happening.  They are scared to death and I guess they should be.  It does not have to be like this.  They can surrender, turn and repent or......

Rev 6:15Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide usf from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17For the great day of theirg wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”

I am taking this month very seriously.  We have been given an over abundance of signs that leave the inhabitants of this world without excuse.  I will post later about praying for each other and preparation to meet our Lord.  Time is very short.  I do not know times and dates but I know signs when I see them and I know panic (in the people of the world) when I see that too.

This time it is different.  What is happening in the financial world is proof positive that the rest of the events prophesied to happen are right around the corner.  The pieces to the end time puzzle are falling like dominoes.  It is time to get ready.  More to come soon.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Merciful Moment

We are in the midst of a merciful moment.  What is happening now is the same thing that will happen in the days ahead.  The Lord strikes, then He sits back to see who took notice.  Make no mistake about what just happened this week, this is the Shemitah and yes that was the Lord who struck first. And now everything is calm again but we see some nervous jitters at many trading desks around the world.

Is this Shemitah cycle over with?  We have not even scratched the surface of it yet....The Shemitah ends on Elul 29 but this time we have a Jubilee that lasts an entire year riding its coat tails.  This world has not seen bad yet but it is coming.  What does this have to do with a merciful moment?  After this most recent stock market decline we have been given room to recover, to pause and reflect on what has happened.  We (the world) have been given time to reflect on the fact that a brother in Christ (Jonathan Cahn) wrote a New York Times Best Seller called the Shemitah warning the world of the Lord's cycle that was certainly coming and has since arrived.

What have we seen happen?  Objective evidence, proof has been delivered to the world, YES there is a God in heaven and YES His hand is still at work in the world and YES everything He said would happen will happen right on time without delay.  People do not seem to care about much these days but what they do seem to care about is their finances.  So where does the Lord strike first?  The heart of the financial world.

This goes deeper and wider and will eventually engulf the entire world, pulling it into the final cycle of change before the millenium and our Lord's return to rule and reign on earth.   What people fail to realize is the collapse of almost (maybe all) civilizations and empires are first and foremost economic collapses.  Rome did not collapse in a day.  The cracks and fault lines were observed first in the financial affairs of Rome.  Rome went broke and the rest is history.  What has happened to all of the western governments of the world?  They have a debt problem.  People are getting older, less people are paying into the ponzi scheme social security and medicare systems as less people are actually working and more are on the government dole.  What is happening?  The governments are going broke.  What happens when governments go broke?  They collapse.

The legendary trader Martin Armstrong has been warning for years that this collapse would be a collapse in the bond market.  How does a government fund itself these days?  Through the bond market (we just discussed how tax revenues are decreasing).  What is going to collapse this time?  The bond market.

Now, lets pan the camera out.  This is being written on 8/29/15, less than two weeks away from the Shemitah, Jubilee and the culmination of the lunar tetrad blood moons on the Lord's feast days.  What makes this time different?  This time we are not dealing with tin foil hat conspiracy theories, this time we are dealing with Biblical fact, feasts, and cycles established by the Lord thousands of years ago.  Sept 13, Sept 23, Sept 28:  Elul 29, Day of Atonement (beginning of Jubilee), final blood moon on Sukkot.  Its all packed up neatly in a tiny window in time two to three weeks away.

Passover begins the feasts, Sukkot ends them.  What we are looking at with these blood moons are book ends on the entire cycle of feasts on display in the heavens.  What we are looking at is a window on completion, a wrapping up of events started thousands of years ago and coming to a climax of completion in these days, our days, right before our very eyes.

For those people who demand proof, they have been given proof.  The stock markets of the world have been given a black eye, more "proof" is on the way for those who need more convincing.  Digging a hole in the sand and placing ones head in it has worked for so long it has become a go to solution for most people in this world.  "If I just pretend its not happening it will all go away!" they say to themselves.  After all, it has always worked in the past hasn't it?  Not this time.

Strike, pause.  Strike, pause.  Strike, pause.  That is the pattern and within that pattern are merciful moments between strike and pause where mankind can actually stop all their meaningless activity for one moment and tilt their head back to look up into the heavens and give the Lord God their attention.  What is the Shemitah about?  A year long pause to stop commerce, to stop busy me running around to make temporal ends meet and focus on the eternal God who does now and will matter throughout eternity.  The Lord will get this worlds attention.  My personal belief is He already has their attention but instead of bending the knee in humility and obedience they will stiffen their necks and harden their hearts in defiance.

Our God is very great.  One strike has the financial world trembling.  There is something called the VIX, it is also known as the "fear index."  This week as the market set a record for rebounding off the weeks low, interestingly the VIX stayed pegged up when normally it would decrease with the upswinging market.  Why the divergence?  Why did the market go up and the VIX not go down?  Fear remained....The VIX stands as objective evidence testimony that this world is now officially fearful of what is happening.  They know what is coming, question is what are they going to do about it?

With these things said, let us end where we began: a merciful moment.  Right now today we have a merciful moment.  The bond market has not crashed yet and the stock market is rebounding.  The peace we have today is an act of mercy.  What is coming in the days ahead is tribulation for this world and deliverance for God's people.  We have shades and ripples, harmonics in time of our Lord's past miracles repeating themselves in present and future miracles.  Past deliverance will repeat itself in present and future deliverance.  What is brother D talking about?

Here is an example:

1 Peter 3:20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,

Again, saved through water here:

Exodus 14:26Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” 27Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing towardc it, and the Lord swept them into the sea. 28The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.
29But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 30That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 31And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.

Then in the future, saved from water:

Rev 12:15And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

What is the theme?  Deliverance, deliverance, deliverance. 

4For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,a putting them in chains of darknessb to be held for judgment; 5if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 6if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless 8(for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— 9if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 10This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the fleshc and despise authority.

Noah: Delivered
Lot: Delivered
We will be: Delivered

9if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials 

Trials?  What kind of trials?

 This kind of trial, its the same Word being used again:

10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.

Kept from the hour of trial?  Noah, Lot?  What happened to Noah and Lot?  They physically escaped the destruction of their day.  Escaped?  Yep, kind of like this:

Luke 21:34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

Escape all that is about to happen?  Like Israel escaped Pharaoh through the Red Sea?  Yes.  Like Noah escaped the flood?  Yes.  Like Israel will escape the flood from the dragon's mouth? Yes.  Like Lot escape fire from heaven?  Yes, yes, yes and yes.

The people who teach and preach that there will be no escape are probably correct as far as it pertains to themselves.  If they are so convinced they are going through the tribulation and are going to stand toe to toe with the anti-Christ then they probably will.  I am not judging them, their own words testify for or against them.

This story ends in mercy, loving-kindness, grace, peace, deliverance and victory.

This post will end with the greatest encouragement of all, courtesy of the Spirit of the Lord who just delivered it:

Those who have accepted Christ will get Christ.
Those who have rejected Christ will get the anti-Christ.

Now re-read the scripture below in this ^^ context:

36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

Those who escape will stand before who?  The Son of Man, our Lord.  Where?  In heaven.
Those who do not escape will stand before who?  The anti-Christ.  Where? On earth.

Proof?  Sure:

Rev 3:8I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.


Rev 4:1After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven.


Rev 5: 9And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

 and the nice pretty bow on top of this gift wrapped evidence?

Rev 1:4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6And has made us kings and priests to God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

 Doors open in Rev 3 and 4? Redeemed and rewarded men in heaven (in Rev 5 BEFORE any of the seals are opened) from every kindred and tongue and people and nation calling themselves kings and priests?  Revelation 1-5 wrap up the Church age and transition the cycle back over to Israel as we see here:

5Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

 the tribe of Judah?  Yes, Israel.
the root of David? Yes, Israel.

Israel and Israel, then shortly thereafter in Rev 7 we have the tribes of Israel called out by name.  What we do not see is the Church......

The Church is mentioned by name up until Rev 3.  Doors are opened in heaven, then we see redeemed and rewarded men from every nation, tribe, tongue etc in heaven calling themselves Kings and Priests (that is without reservation absolutely positively THE CHURCH in heaven.)  Then we do not see the Church called out by name, we see Israel called out by name.  Do we really have to write a 500 page book to attempt to insert the Church into the Bible where it is clearly not mentioned?

Daniel's seventieth week is for Daniel's people: Israel.  The anti-Christ is for those who rejected Christ: Israel.  It is Israel,  Jerusalem, the Jews, the tribes of Israel not the Church who are at the center of the tribulation period.  The Word of God speaks for itself.  

Case closed my friends.  Its time to get excited.  Time is short.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Shemitah Has Arrived Part 2


The Dow Jones industrial average (DJI) briefly slumped more than 1,000 points - its most dramatic intraday trading range ever

It appears brother Cahn has been justified as a messenger of the Lord.  The Shemitah is here, and not just any Shemitah, this is also a Jubilee year we are looking at so this one is special.

Already investors are nervous, and they should be.  This thing is just getting started.  The target this time is a bond market crash with a resulting crash in governments.  Read Mr. Armstrongs works at armstrong for the details.

Where is this all headed?

The people are ready for a "great leader" someone who is not cut from the cloth of the ordinary thief/robber/fraud politician.  The economic system of the world is on its last leg and about to crash which will intensify the people's cry "someone please lead us!"

They will get their leader, his name is anti-Christ and he will bring with him a new economic system that will include the mark of the beast.  People rejected the truth so they will get the father of lies.  This is where it is all heading.

Is the stage set for the tribulation to begin?  Yes, absolutely it is.  The mark of the beast technology is well within 3.5 years range (from today if the tribulation started right this minute) of being implemented.  Are the people ready for the anti-Christ?  We just covered that, they are ready for the man of sin.

We are standing at the doorway of change that generations of Christians guessed at but never saw.  There is a time for everything under heaven.  The time appears to be now.

 I am as convinced as I have ever been that there is an escape from all as promised in Luke 21:36.  Let us pray for each other and our families that we may all escape all that is about to happen.

grace and peace be with you.

Even the Dow Jones Points To This Year

Another clue hidden in plain site that all of us missed:

Last year the October low that pointed to this year was:


Do you see it in there? 5776.  What is 5776?  This year on the Hebrew calendar 2015-2016. 

Also, I found it curious to note that the Lord chose to begin the Shemitah wipeout cycle a bit early this year.  Today has been a big down for on the markets, the first big down day was 8/20.  So what?  So we are exactly 30 days from 9/20-9/24, you know, that day of atonement window.  Its almost as if the Lord were trying to get our attention right now for some reason.

Is this 30 day observation speculation?  Yes.  It is my personal observation.

Could the tribulation start next month?  Yes, that is speculation too.

Could the Lord return for us on some day or hour any day now, including later today?  Yes, that is not so much speculation:

Mark 13:32But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is. 34For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch you therefore: for you know not when the master of the house comes, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say to you I say to all, Watch.

Watch for what?  Obviously the coming of the Lord.  We do not know the day or hour so we must watch every day.  It is my opinion that we have been given early warning (before Elul 29, 13 Sept) to prepare ourselves.  I am or am not setting dates however you want to look at it.  Every day I expect the Lord to come back.  That is the clear warning and instruction we see over and over again in the gospels.  Watch...

Please pray for me and my family as I pray for you and yours that all of us will be found watching and ready when the Master arrives.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Shemitah Has Arrived, The Stock Market Tumbles

Regardless of what happens in the days ahead, if we only look at what has happened up through today we can officially confirm that the Shemitah has arrived.  Nothing else has to happen but we can rest assured much will happen.

As of today the stock markets of the world have been rocked, this time the US equity markets were included.  Today marks the 9th largest drop in Dow Jones history and nobody expects we have completed the drop yet.  What is more, the stock market/equity markets of the world are not the primary targets of this Shemitah cycle, the bond markets are.

What is happening right now according to legendary trader Martin Armstrong is the stock market corrections around the world are pushing money into bonds to complete the bond bubble.  Once bonds have been sufficiently over inflated (helped along nicely by worldwide equity markets), the bond market will pop and we will see the real correction unfold.

As of today, brother Cahn is vindicated in warning the world of a possible Shemitah correction, it has officially arrived. 

The Lord has a time for everything:

Ecc 3:1There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

Now it is time for the Shemitah and Jubilee.  What is interesting about the timing of this Shemitah is, Sunday 8/16/2015 was Elul 1.  Did you see brother Cahns latest video that was posted  a few days ago?  Elul 1 was this past Sunday, today is Elul 6 and we are well underway for this cycle's Shemitah and Jubilee which culminate on Elul 29, 9/13/2015 about 3 weeks from now.

Our God is very great.  His hand is unmistakably on the financial markets of this world.  In a backslidden anti-Christ world that is all about mammon, there is no better way to get people's attention then to strike at the heart of financial markets.  In fact, isn't that what the Shemitah year, and Jubilee year are all about?  It is a time to turn from worldly things to focus on spiritual, Godly, Jehovah and Jesus Christ things.

This time, during this Shemitah no one unless they have been living under a rock can say they had not heard about what was coming.  So what?  Whats the point?

The point is this:  the entire tribulation period is the Lord using over the top extremes to get people's attention.  The world and its people have become so normalized, so detached from everything that it will take these extremes to actually get their attention.  It has started.  This major drop in world equity markets was the first salvo in a spiritual artillery barrage that will last for years.  Amazingly, most people will shrug it all off.  Absolutely amazing.  The point in these extremes (financial, natural, supernatural, societal, political etc) is to get our attention.

Does the Lord have our attention?  He certainly has mine.  I told Him a long time ago that He does not have to kick me in the teeth to get my attention.  Just whisper to me and if the command is "jump!" my only question will be "how high?"  We are to be the broken hearted, the lowly and contrite who tremble at His Word.  We are to be those servants who only need a whispered command to swiftly move into action to do our Master's bidding.

His hand is at work and the world is trembling....can you see it?  Glory to God.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Message From Brother Cahn

Brother Cahn has a new video out. I encourage you to watch it.

Setting Dates

No matter what you tell some people, they will accuse you of date setting.  So for example, what if nothing special happens this September 11, 13, 23 whatever, you pick the date?  What if nothing happens?  I submit to you that it does not matter.  Why?

If nothing else happens apart from what is already happening right now, if we remain on our current trajectory that is all that needs to happen to fulfill every letter of prophesy written in the Word.  What do I mean?  Take the Shemitah for example, the Chinese just lost a couple trillion dollars in market value.  Does that count?  Does that affect the world markets?  You bet it does.  Also consider the state of the Euro economic union.  It is in tatters and getting worse each day.  Does that count?  Does that matter?  You bet it does.  Look at the US markets, the bond market has no liquidity and the equity markets are hanging onto break even points for the year.  Does that count?  Does that matter?  Yep.

Understand that nothing extra has to happen to run everything into the ground.....All that has to happen is we stay on our current trajectory.

The mark of the beast is on track to be ready in 3.5 years (if the tribulation were to start today the mark system could be ready 3.5 years from now).  It is almost ready today.  The global economy is at its tipping point, ready to go down the drain just in time for the new beast economic system to take its place.  The moral and spiritual decay that already exists today puts the Lord in danger of having to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.  So you see, we are already there.  If we get another sudden push downward on the economy it will be the coup de grace but it is not needed, we will get there one way or another.

Another point to emphasize is, the Lord is a "date setter."  Thats right, you read that correctly.  When do the fall feasts of the Lord occur?  On very specific dates.  Why did the Lord give us 1290, and 1335 days, 3.5 years etc over and over again so many different ways?  Because He is setting dates.  From the time the abomination of desolation takes place people will know to the day how much longer the anti-Christ will be empowered and when it will all end. 

There is one date we do not know and that is the unknown day and hour return of the Lord.  That's it.  And when it comes to setting dates for that return you can put me at the top of the list of date setters because I believe He can return at any moment now.  So my date for today is today, and my date for tomorrow is tomorrow.  I have been wrong every day up through today but one day I will be right and on that day not a single day I was wrong will matter......

When people throw dates out for us to consider, I take them all seriously.  Why?  Because I am expecting the Lord every day.  Has it destroyed my faith that I have expected Him every day and He has not shown up yet?  No.  He said He was coming, He said to expect Him and watch for Him and that is exactly what I plan to do every single day until He shows up.

On the day the Lord does arrive there will be many people who will be sorry.  Proof?  Sure:

Matt 25: 1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

 There are legions of Christians out there today who preach and teach that the Lord cannot come back until x,y, and z happen first.  What is their major mistake?  They confuse the "second coming" of Rev 19 with the unknown coming spoken of throughout the gospels.

Mark 13:32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Could He tell us in any more certain language there is an unknown coming?  We, all of us know the Lord is coming at the end of the tribulation.  We know to the day when He is coming because it is His presence that eviscerates the anti-Christ:

2 Thessalonians 2:8  and then shall be revealed the Lawless One, whom the Lord shall consume with the
spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the manifestation of his presence,

The anti-Christ has 3.5 years and not a day more.

What are we told?  Watch, watch watch.  For what?  For the coming of the Lord, the unknown day and time coming of the Lord.  Yet so many today are still in willful disobedience to this command.  They do not watch and they teach others not to watch.  Is that not a grievous error?

As Matt 7 says, judge not and I am not their judge.  I cannot judge but I can assess the problem and the solution.  The solution is to do what we were told to do:  watch.  If we are watching and waiting for the Lord every day, there is no way we can be wrong.  If He comes today, we are ready.  If He shows up mid-trib, we are ready.  If He shows up at the end of the tribulation, we are ready.  There is no effective argument against this approach whatsoever.  Why is that?  Because a perfect All knowing, all powerful God is the one who told us to do it.


Nothing dramatic whatsoever has to happen on any given day in the future for everything we have been talking about to come to pass.  The bond market bubble is about to pop right now, the equity markets around the world are struggling.  Governments around the world are buried in debt, and ready to impose draconian taxes and military force on people to prop themselves up a little longer.  That is where we stand today without any additional help from one day or another.  If however we do see some spectacular events on the days ahead that will be fuel for the fire that is already raging.

The Lord is coming, thats a fact.  He will show up on some unexpected day at a time that we do not know just as He said He would.  The only effective response to this situation is to be ready each and every day.  We cannot and will not be like the foolish virgins.  Today is the day to be ready to meet Him.  Today is the day to prepare.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, August 17, 2015

More Encouragement From Luke 21

This writer asked the Lord to give us encouragement from the Word.  "Will we really escape all that is about to happen?"  What the Lord has been giving this servant to write here is the evidence, coming in torrents that the tribulation was never meant for the Church.  All of the evidence (yes, evidence not opinion...) points to Israel not the Church.

This morning the Lord pointed out more of this evidence that I now share with you.  What is the context of Luke 21:36?

Luke 21:36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

The context is Luke 21:1-35.  What does Luke 21:1-35 contain?  Description of the tribulation period.  So lets look at this description of the tribulation and see where the Biblical objective evidence points.

Luke 21:12“But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13And so you will bear testimony to me. 14But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17Everyone will hate you because of me. 18But not a hair of your head will perish. 19Stand firm, and you will win life.
20“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. 21Then 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. 22For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. 23How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 24They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

We are just looking at two paragraphs here and already we have more to write about than I have time today to cover but lets try.

1.  They will hand you over to synagogues 
2.   Jerusalem being surrounded by armies
3.  There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
4.  Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles

1.  They will hand you over to what?  Synagogues.  Is that the Church?  No, once again synagogues=ISRAEL

2.  Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies...where?  Jerusalem, so yes, again, ISRAEL

3.  There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.  Wrath?  Against "this people"  Is the Church appointed to wrath (1 Thess 5:9)?  No.  Who is "this people?" Hint:  synagogues and Jerusalem, who could it be?  ISRAEL

4.  Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles.  Jerusalem?  Yes, again=ISRAEL

Any attempt to try to force the Church into this context goes beyond not understanding, it is willful self deception.  Then to make matters worse people go out and try to teach others that somehow the Church is involved in the middle of all this ^^.

What does the WORD SAY, not my opinion, not your opinion the WORD of God.  What does it say?  The evidence is overwhelming.  Details matter, there are no extra or frivolous Words in the Word of God.  All Almighty, All knowing God wrote this book and He did not make mistakes.  If the Church is not mentioned, there is a reason.  If Israel is mentioned, there is a reason.  

The reason people have to write multi-thousand word dissertations and books to explain away single sentence statements in the Bible is to obfuscate, to muddy, to deceive.  The pre-wrath and post-trib preachers and teachers go on and on and on to prove a point that is not there.  Have you ever heard the saying if the shoe fits, wear it?  Indeed:

Prov 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Be encouraged.  The Word clearly says 1.  there is an escape from ALL that is about to happen and 2.  We should pray for it.

No need for a man inspired book, or a 10,000 word paper to explain it away.  Glory to God.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Why Is The Shemitah Affecting World Markets

When we talk about the Shemitah, wasn't it supposed to be a rest once per week, and one year every 7th year for the nation of Israel?  Why, if it was for Israel is the Shemitah cycle affecting world economic markets or to be more specific the heart of world economic markets (American markets/Wall Street)?

It is all about what is coming.  This is where so many Christians have missed the boat.  Too many Christians continue to attempt to place the Church in the middle of the tribulation period.  They, like the world just don't get it.  ISRAEL is at the heart of tribulation events.  ISRAEL is at the heart of what is going to happen to the world.  The GOD OF ISRAEL, our Father Jehovah is at the center of what is about to happen.

The abomination takes place where?  Israel-at the heart of the tribulation.  The servants of God that are sealed are from where?  ISRAEL.  Or I suppose its just one more oversight in a string of "oversights" (that an all knowing all powerful God does not make by the way) that when the Bible speaks about the servants of God that are sealed the Church is not present?  The Church is not present, not called by name after Revelation 3 and we hear all kinds of excuses for that.  The Church is not present, not spoken of by name when the servants of God who are sealed are listed by tribe in Revelation 7, but I'm sure they have excuses for that as well.

Rev 7:3Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” 4Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.

So somebody please explain for me why it is that the servants of our God are being sealed and the Church is not mentioned?  There is even a clear purpose for this particular sealing (harming the land, sea, trees) but it could not happen until the servants of God were sealed first.  Where the heck is the Church?  Are the members of the Church not servants of God worthy to be sealed as well?  Once again, the most straightforward answer that does not require a 25 chapter, 10,000 word book to explain it away is the Church is not there on earth.....why?  ISRAEL, not the Church is at the center of world events during this time.

The time of Jacob's trouble (Jer 30:7)?  Israel
An anti-Christ?  Israel (the Church accepted Christ, Israel rejected Him)
a Shemitah Cycle?  Israel
Jubilee? Israel
the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev 5:5)  Israel
the Root of David (Rev 5:5)  Israel

The Seal Judgements in Rev 6? Israel

Seal one: anti-Christ-already covered above=ISRAEL

Seal two: war-old testament judgement, wrath=ISRAEL

... "I Myself will war against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty
arm, even in anger and wrath and great indignation. ...
// - 17k
... They have blown the trumpet and prepared everything, but no one
goes to war, for My wrath is on all her masses. ...
// - 17k
... His mouth was smooth as butter, But his heart was war: His words were softer ... they
are divided by the wrath Of his countenance, and his heart hath drawn near. ...
// - 17k
... May his belly be filled, that God may send forth the wrath of his
indignation upon him, and rain down his war upon him. ...
// - 17k
... Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and multipliest
thy wrath upon me, and pains war against me. ...
// - 17k
... So will I pour out my wrath on them. .... ... War will destroy those who are nearby. ... 

Seal Three=famine=old testament judgement, wrath=ISRAEL

... and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged
shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my wrath upon them. 

Seal Four=death, sword, famine, plague=old testament judgement=ISRAEL

Whoever stays in this city will die by the swordfamine or plague... Whoever stays
in this city will die by the sword, by famine, and by the plague...
// - 19k
Why will you and your people die by the swordfamine and plague with which the
LORD has threatened any nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? ...
// - 18k
I will send the swordfamine and plague against them until they are destroyed
from the land I gave to them and their ancestors.'" ...
// - 18k
I will punish those who live in Egypt with the sword,
famine and plague, as I punished Jerusalem. ...
// - 17k
yes, this is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will send the swordfamine and plague
against them and I will make them like figs that are so bad they cannot be ...
// - 18k
So now, be sure of this: You will die by the swordfamine and
plague in the place where you want to go to settle." ...
// - 18k
..... You are saying about this city, 'By the swordfamine and plague it will be ...
// - 19k
"This is what the LORD says: 'Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword,
famine or plague, but whoever goes over to the Babylonians will live. ...
// - 19k
But I will spare a few of them from the swordfamine and plague, so that in the
nations where they go they may acknowledge all their detestable practices. ...
// - 19k
Indeed, all who are determined to go to Egypt to settle there will die by the sword,
famine and plague; not one of them will survive or escape the disaster I ...
// - 19k
I will pursue them with the swordfamine and plague and will make them abhorrent
to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse and an object of horror, of scorn ...
// - 20k
... city. Because of the swordfamine and plague, the city will be given into
the hands of the Babylonians who are attacking it. What ...
// - 20k
Outside is the sword; inside are plague and famine... He who is in the field will die
by the swordfamine and the plague will also consume those in the city. ...
// - 18k
... Sovereign LORD says: How much worse will it be when I send against Jerusalem my
four dreadful judgments--sword and famine and wild beasts and plague--to kill ...
// - 19k
... Instead, I will destroy them with the swordfamine and plague." ... ...
// - 19k

Can anyone show me a place in the New Testament, even once where the Lord threatens the Church with sword, famine and plague?  No, they cant because its not in there, but there are FIFTEEN direct citations from the Old Testament threatening who?  ISRAEL with sword, famine, plague.....

Revelation 7, right off the bat who is mentioned?  Not the Church but ISRAEL and the tribes of Israel BY NAME...

1After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3“Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” 4Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
5From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben 12,000,
from the tribe of Gad 12,000,
6from the tribe of Asher 12,000,
from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000,
from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000,
7from the tribe of Simeon 12,000,
from the tribe of Levi 12,000,
from the tribe of Issachar 12,000,
8from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000,
from the tribe of Joseph 12,000,
from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000.

What is coming is a world wide event with ISRAEL and the GOD of ISRAEL at the center of it.  Thus the Shemitah affecting world markets.  The anti-Christ will affect the entire world, Seals 2,3,4 will affect the entire world as will everything that comes after Revelation 6.  But who is at the center of it?

The teachers and preachers who try to force the Church into a place it does not belong might be taking the Church's place in their own theology soon.  I am not judging them, the Word itself judges them.
Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! Let it be done just as you believed
it would
." And his servant was healed at that moment. 

If I were to judge the Christians who preach tribulation on the Church my judgement would be this:  They are to be spared, not one of them should see the tribulation.  

I would not wish the hell on earth that is coming on any man or woman, especially not on anyone who is in Christ.  Soon, all will be settled.  The arguments, the divisions, the apostasy, the wickedness corruption, deceit, envy, slandering, the self-serving, the worldliness and everything else that is in defiance of our Lord and His kingdom will be laid low.  Glory to God.

Make no mistake, ISRAEL is at the center of what is coming.  A Hebrew man (brother Cahn) re-discovered the Shemitah cycle, a Hebrew man (brother Mark Blitz) discovered the blood moons on the Lord's Feast days.  Hebrew men?  Yea, as in ISRAEL.

Each time the world financial markets have taken a punch to the face, there has been evidence it was coming beforehand.  Right now today we stand a little less than a month away from the next Shemitah date and yes, once again the world markets are showing the distress typical of previous year Shemitah wipeouts.  The entire financial world is sitting on the edge of their seats for this one.  China just dropped a couple Trillion dollars worth of market value in the recent past to give us a taste of what is coming.

The Shemitah cycle is real and Israel is at the center of it.  Israel is at the center of it because the God of Israel is at the center of Israel and His will will be done on earth just as it is in heaven.  Glory to God.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Time Squeeze

Over the past months, maybe up to a year or two ago the Lord has been impressing on this servant the importance of time.  He has used the financial markets to teach me how time is just as important (maybe more important) than price.  He has impressed on this servant just how precise His timing of things actually is.  How important is time?

Ecc 3:1There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Its important enough to dedicate a chapter in the Bible to it.  Its important enough for the Lord to detail to the very day, the time associated with the tribulation

Dan 12:11“From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
13“As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”

Rev 11:2 But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months.

Rev 13:5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.

Israel became a nation again when?  On just any ordinary day?  No, on a very precise, very specific day:  Pentecost:  May 14, 1948.

So what? 

So, time is working itself out in such a way that this world is being squeezed for time.  What do I mean?  May 14, 1948 plus 70 years (one generation) equals what?  May 14, 2018.  June 10, 1967 is another important date.  June 10, 1967 plus 49 years (Shemitah/Jubilee cycle) equals what? 2016.

I can hear some already saying "whoa brother D, you are date setting!"  Wrong, I am date observing and by the way "nobody knows the day or hour" does not give a Christian the ability write off the entirety of end times scripture and prophesy.  "Nobody knows the day or hour" has application to the unknown day and hour of our Lord's unknown coming (not the "second coming").  The unknown day and hour are important for our preparedness.  What are all these other dates and times that the Lord would have us know about?  The known dates and times give us a clear framework to place the unknown date and time.

Those of us who take the Word of the Lord at face value are expecting a deliverance event known as "escape from all that is about to happen" spelled out in Luke 21:36.  "All that is about to happen" is spelled out (in context) in Luke 21:1-35.  If "all that is about to happen" is about to happen what does that tell us about our time left on earth?  It is being squeezed, there is not much left.

I am amazed at how many Christians have no interest in prophesy whatsoever.  I was talking with a guy the other day and he said "that whole Shemitah business is all date setting.  People should do more praying instead of getting so caught up in prophesy."  I was amazed.  I replied back to him "uh, praying is great but you need to remember prayer and prophesy both come from the Lord and we should pay attention to both not one or the other."

People are not ready for what is coming.  They (especially Christians) have their heads buried so deep in the sand they can hardly breathe much less see.  If we are running out of time, does that make a difference?  Obviously.  Any sane person will perceive the world around them differently if they know they only have a week or a month or a year to live.  Time matters.... 

Here is Jesus speaking to the religious people of His day:

2He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ 3and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.a 4A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away.

Are the religious people of today any different?  No, they are no different at all.

The Lord gave us a truckload of very specific, time centric measuring sticks to use in these days and the days ahead.  The rebirth of Israel restarted the (observable to us) prophetic clock.  Can we time the day and hour of our Lord's unknown coming with this?  No.  Can we be aware of the signs of the times?  Yes.  Can we be aware of the shortness of time and act differently (not taking time for granted)? Yes.

The naysayers and shills are out in full force, denying everything from the blood moon tetrad (saying they weren't "really" blood moons), to the Shemitah cycle (its "date setting"??).  Thats fine.  Try denying the economic catastrophe that is visible on the horizon.  Try denying the mark of the beast technology that is a year or two away from implementation.  Try denying the tens of millions of animal deaths, natural disasters, comets, meteors, societal decay, wars and rumors of wars, persecution of Christians and Jews, etc etc.

What does it all add up to?  Shortness of time.  There is no time left.  So what?  So we can adjust our minds, and hearts, and spirits to the little time that is left.  The message we have for others should change with the shortness of time.  The Spirit of the Lord will guide you in delivery of that message.  We do not know the day or hour of our Lord's return for us but we know He told us to look for His return and we know He said thousands of years ago that time was short.  If time was short 2,000 years ago where does that put us today?  On a razors edge.

Everything is about to change.  There is no need to set dates or times, it is enough to understand the season we find ourselves in.  Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.  What is the Church?  It is you and me and every other believer who is in Christ today.  What is the Spirit saying to you?  This post tells you what He is saying to me.

Grace, peace, mercy and love to you from our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father in heaven.