Saturday, October 31, 2015

More Trouble For Israel Part 2

Today a Russian airliner was shot down by ISIS (that is what they claim).

The Russians know that ISIS is a creation of Israel and the United States to fight proxy wars in the middle east.

Now please understand this, it does not matter what you believe, or I believe, or producers of the video above believe as it pertains to this topic, what do the Russians believe?  They have one of the best intelligence services in the world, do we think they do not know the games being played in the middle east?

Here is the bottom line:  If Russia believes Israel and the United States are funding, arming and leading ISIS and ISIS just shot down a Russian airliner, how does this bode for Israel.  Does anyone believe Putin and Russia are going to roll over and play dead when over 200 Russian citizens were just murdered?

What does Russia believe?  What is Russia going to do about its murdered citizens if they believe Israel and the U.S. are behind this attack?  And now the most important question of all, where is all this headed?

Luke 21:20 "When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.

How far is the Russian Army, Navy and Air Force away from Jerusalem now?  They could toss a stone and hit Jerusalem from where they are standing today.  We do not have to guess what is going to happen, the Lord already told us.  Now we are watching lightning fast advances of prophesy  translated into action in the world around us.  Glory to God.

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

More Trouble For Israel

We are all familiar with this passage:

Isaiah 17:1An oracle concerning Damascus.
Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city
and will become a heap of ruins.

What most people have not been exposed to is the rest of the story, what is associated with the fall of Damascus?

4And in that day the glory of Jacob will be brought low,
and the fat of his flesh will grow lean.

5And it shall be as when the reaper gathers standing grain
and his arm harvests the ears,
and as when one gleans the ears of grain
in the Valley of Rephaim.
6Gleanings will be left in it,
as when an olive tree is beaten—
two or three berries
in the top of the highest bough,
four or five
on the branches of a fruit tree,
declares the Lord God of Israel.

What happens when Damascus is destroyed?  Israel goes down with it.  What happens when Damascus is in trouble?  Israel is in trouble.  Go read it for yourself, Isaiah 17.  There is a war going on right now in the middle east, where is it centered?  Syria, Damascus.

So what?  So this brings us right back to the lunar tetrad on the Lord's feast days.  Blood moons on Feast days spell trouble for Israel.  Do current events (at least outwardly) support this idea?  You bet they do.  We do not have to guess, we do not have to prophesy, we do not need a new Word from the Lord to know what is coming.  He already told us what is coming we just have to open our eyes.

Blood moons spell trouble for Israel, Trouble for Damascus spells trouble for Israel, a Europe overrun by Islamic forces spells trouble for Israel, America with a Muslim president (Obama, judged by what he does not by what he says) spells trouble for Israel.  The end times are about finishing business with Israel

Daniel 9:24 "Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

"For your people" points directly and irrefutably to Israel.  Revelation 5 shows us a scene in heaven just before the seals are opened.  Nobody in heaven was found worthy to open the seals of judgement except one.  Who was found worthy?

Rev 5: 1Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 3But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 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 Lion of the tribe of what?  JUDAH
The root of who?  DAVID


Judah, David, Israel=directly and irrefutably connected with the opening of the seals that bring judgement and wrath on this world.

So what?  So this world is in the process of turning a corner.  The end of this past Shemitah cycle, this Jubilee year, and the coming 7 year Shemitah cycle are all quite meaningful.  This Jubilee year is just getting started.  What kind of prophetic events are taking place?  Who is in play?  Syria, Damascus, the ancient Assyrians (from Syria and Iraq), the ancient Babylonians (From Syria and Iraq), the Philistines (modern day Palestinians) and Israel.

There is war in the middle east centered on Syria (for now).  The Assyrians and Babylonians are invading the countries of the west, an Islamic invasion of the west.  There is trouble on the temple mount and on the streets of Jerusalem with the Philistines (Palestinians). 

What is happening right now is the very real fulfillment of prophesy that has been written about and is taking place in our day.  What would the Lord have us do?  Walk with Him, seek His face, love, serve, obey. 

This year is a Jubilee year, in the past that meant 1. war and 2. Israel gets something back.  After this jubilee year comes another 7 year, Shemitah cycle.  Will Israel get the temple mount back this Jubilee year?  Only time will tell.  Will this next set of 7 years see the beginning of the tribulation?  Only time will tell.  We do not have to predict what will happen, the Lord already told us what would happen.  All we have to do is watch our God do His amazing work and match up what He said would happen with what is happening around us each and every day.

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Invasion of Europe: A Graphic

Click on this link for this amazing moving graphic showing the invasion of Europe.

When you watch this visual representation of the invasion that is currently underway it is nothing short of breathtaking.  Surely this is the hand of God at work.

Isaiah 13:1Isaiah son of Amoz received this message concerning the destruction of Babylon:
2“Raise a signal flag on a bare hilltop.
Call up an army against Babylon.
Wave your hand to encourage them
as they march into the palaces of the high and mighty.
3I, the Lord, have dedicated these soldiers for this task.
Yes, I have called mighty warriors to express my anger,
and they will rejoice when I am exalted.”
4Hear the noise on the mountains!
Listen, as the vast armies march!
It is the noise and shouting of many nations.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has called this army together.

5They come from distant countries,
from beyond the farthest horizons.
They are the Lord’s weapons to carry out his anger.
With them he will destroy the whole land.

We knew what would happen because the Lord told us the "what" but what is always amazing is the "how" He gets things done.  Just look at that map, it is almost unbelievable.  When you consider all of the moving parts that have to work together to allow an invasion like this, it truly is a miracle.  The politicians of the western world (all of them) have agreed in one accord to allow this Islamic invasion of the west to occur.  The people did not vote for this, they did not want this but this is what they are getting.  Why?

We do not have to wonder, the Lord Himself tells us:

as they march into the palaces of the high and mighty.
3I, the Lord, have dedicated these soldiers for this task.
Yes, I have called mighty warriors to express my anger,
and they will rejoice when I am exalted.”

Two things we see above:

1.  He is angry
2.  This invading army will rejoice when the Lord is exalted

Why would the Lord possibly be angry?  Could it be because the western world en masse has rejected Him and embraced every form of perversion and corruption instead?  Yea, thats a possibility.  How about number 2 up there, whats the deal with this invading army rejoicing when the Lord is exalted?  Since the people of the western world, the former Christian now post-Christian nations have decided it is not in their interest to exalt the Lord, this invading army will do it instead.

Do not misunderstand, the Islamic hordes will not be exalting Him directly.  How will He be exalted then?

Isaiah 5:12And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
13Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
14Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
15And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
16But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

What we are seeing in all of Europe today (just look at that map) is a signature judgement.  This is how the Lord our God has done business for thousands of years, He has not changed.  Judgement comes from afar:

Habakkuk 1:5The Lord replied,
“Look around at the nations;
look and be amazed!a
For I am doing something in your own day,
something you wouldn’t believe
even if someone told you about it.
6I am raising up the Babylonians,b
a cruel and violent people.
They will march across the world
and conquer other lands.
7They are notorious for their cruelty
and do whatever they like.
8Their horses are swifter than cheetahsc
and fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their charioteers charge from far away.
Like eagles, they swoop down to devour their prey.
9“On they come, all bent on violence.
Their hordes advance like a desert wind,
sweeping captives ahead of them like sand.
10They scoff at kings and princes
and scorn all their fortresses.
They simply pile ramps of earth
against their walls and capture them!
11They sweep past like the wind
and are gone.
But they are deeply guilty,
for their own strength is their god.”

When you sit looking at that map of the Islamic hordes invading Europe, the Word of the Lord rings in perfect harmony with what our eyes are seeing:

For I am doing something in your own day,
something you wouldn’t believe
even if someone told you about it.

Would anyone have believed even one year ago that the governments of Europe would allow themselves to be overrun with invaders by actually encouraging invasion?  Who could imagine such a thing?  And before America yawns and goes back to sleep while Europe burns, please remember we have a Muslim president (based on his actions not his words) who is encouraging a Muslim overthrow of America as well and he has over a year left to get that accomplished.

Don't believe me, what is that interactive map telling you?  What is the Word of the Lord telling you.  The Lord brings disaster from afar in ways that had someone told you you would not believe it.  That's how it happens.  That is how it is happening right now.  To extend what is happening a short distance into the future, how does an Islamic Europe bode for Israel?  How does an Islamic America bode for Israel?  Before you protest and say "that cannot happen" I would counter with "open your eyes" because it is happening!

I guess the blood moons really were blood moons.  I guess the Shemitah cycle and Jubilee cycle matter after all.  For all those who said "nothing happened" in September 2015, go review that interactive map linked at the top of this page.

The Lord will be exalted one way or another.  We can glorify Him and obey Him willingly or we can do it by force.  One way or another, He will get what belongs to Him:   all the glory, all the praise, all the honor, all the power, all the worship, all the splendor, and all the riches forever.  Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.  That means every Islamic knee, every liberal knee, every homosexual, transgender, bisexual knee, every satanic knee, every anti-Christ, atheist knee, they will all of them bow down and confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord.  That statement is not my opinion, it is the Word of the Lord as you can read here:

Phil 2:9Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

I bow and confess Jesus Christ is Lord willingly.  Others will be forced.  One way or another every single knee will bow to our Lord.  Glory to God.

The Islamic invasion of Europe that is currently underway is a promise that the days of business as usual, hide my head in the sand, deny reality and it will all go away is gone forever.  This time it is different.  This time it does not go away.  The Lord has been warning all of us for years.  The people who said to themselves "this will all be a problem for my children but not for me" were (are) dead wrong.

We should end with a note of encouragement.  In every invasion, in every captivity the Lord showed favor to those who were in right standing with Him, the Lord does not change.  

 Isaiah 3:10Tell the righteous it will be well with them,
for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.
11Woe to the wicked!
Disaster is upon them!
They will be paid back
for what their hands have done.

There is nothing new under the sun.  What has been will be again. (Ecc 1:9)

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

Friday, October 23, 2015

Desecration Precedes Desolation

I had no plans to write about this but this is the second day in a row, from the second source in a row the Lord has put this to me.  He is speaking, what is He saying?

Desecration Precedes Desolation

Here is a link to the second source (start watching around 33 min.) the Lord brought to my attention in the span of two days.  The first source is not brother Cahn but the sources are not the point.  The point is the Lord is speaking and He is speaking about 1.  desecration 2. desolation.  In the video linked here, brother Cahn is speaking about the desecration of marriage and hedges of protection being torn down but is that all the Lord had in mind bring this to this servants attention?  I don't think so.

Type in the words desecration and desolation into any Bible Word search and what do you get?

Mark 13:14 "When you see 'the abomination that causes desolation' standing where it does not belong--let the reader understand--then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

Why now?  I have no idea.  From what I can see we are nowhere near this event ^^ but my work is not to understand everything it is to do what I am told so here it is ^^.  The Lord would have us consider the fact that desecration precedes desolation.  We know what desecration is, do we know what desolation is?  Desolation is when the Lord's Spirit leaves a place making it desolate.

What started on the last blood moon is more than most people realize.  Russia firmly established a presence in the middle east in Syria.  And what has Russia said?  They will fight for a Palestinian state.  Is that trouble for Israel?  You bet it is and this is happening while Israel's main ally, source of weapons and funding (the United States) is backing away. 

Russia is standing with Syria, Iran and the Palestinians.  As Brother Cahn explains in the video Palestine was named after Philistine, the sworn ancient enemies of Israel.  Also, Syria and Iran are Shiite states, supporters of Hezbollah, one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in the world.  Guess what else the Lord showed me yesterday through a book I am reading?  Hezbollah is based out of a city named Baalbek.  Do you know what Ballbek means?  City of Baal, the god that ancient Israel sacrificed their children to.  Hezbollah is now receiving air support from Russia, does that spell trouble for Israel?  You bet it does.  Who is back in the picture again this very day?  The Philistines and Baal.  There is nothing new under the sun, what has been will be again.

Ecc 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

What did the Lord God tell us would happen?

Luke 21:20 "When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.

Glory to God in the highest, may His Name be forever praised.  He said it, He meant it and all appearances are we are watching (the initial stages of) it happen before our very eyes.

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Message of Mercy

The Lord has been on me to put this message up and I have been putting it off as my head has been foggy of late.  What would the Lord say to us today as this world is spiraling out of control?
Why has the Lord delayed His coming?

Its all about (it always has been about) love and mercy.

Does the Lord delay His coming just so the wicked can receive more judgement?  So the wicked can get more wicked?  So the thief and murderer can steal and kill more?  Absolutely not.  It comes right back to you and me, when the Lord reached out to us in our sin and rebellion.  It comes back to the lost sheep.  What will the Lord do for 1 more sinner who has the potential to make it into the kingdom?  He will stop the world on its axis, He will stop time in its tracks.  He will move heaven and earth for one sinner, one soul.

This world could care less about one person.  This world is about numbers, what's "trending" what the crowd wants.  Our kingdom could not be more different.

What has the Lord impressed upon this writer recently?  What you have read above and:

1. despite all its backslidings and apostasys and all the Lord still walks among His Church:

Rev 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

Rev 1:20The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

2.  The Lord had the entire Bible to fill us in on the tribulation the Church will go through.  When we read Revelation 1-3 where our God is talking directly to the Churches by name, He actually does address tribulation to two out of seven Churches.

So its not like the Lord forgot to mention "oh by the way, get ready for the tribulation its going to be a rough ride."  But He did not say that.  What did the Lord say?

Rev 2:9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

To one of the seven Churches He said some of you (not all, some) will go to prison to be tried and have tribulation 10 days.  Be faithful unto death.  Could that be any more straightforward?  The Lord clearly addressed 1. tribulation and 2. be ready to die for your faith during that tribulation.  No guesswork involved whatsoever

To one other Church (2 of 7) they are threatened with great tribulation if they do not get their act together:

Rev 2:19I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

What's the good news here ^^?  Obviously the entire Church is not going into the tribulation.  The Word is only used in the address to two Churches.  The Lord did not forget, nor is He shy about telling us when and where we will be required to die for our faith.  He came straight out with it to the Church at Smyrna (Rev 2:9-11).

There is an escape from all coming.  If there was not, He would not have told us to be watching for it and praying for it.  Watch and pray always!  For what?

Luke 21:36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Watch and pray for escape.  The Lord God said it, He commanded it.  It is not optional based on pet doctrines about the rapture, it is a command.  What does watch and pray mean?  What does always mean?  Do you see any wiggle room at all in that command?  And yet there are thousands upon thousands who tell us "don't bother to watch and pray right now because of x,y,z"  How foolish.

Brother D, are you calling believers foolish?  No, the Lord did that here:

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.

Over and over and over again He told us you dont know the day or hour.  Watch, pray, be ready.  How many times does He have to say it?  This is good news.  No, its great news.  Our God is coming for us on an unknown day and hour.  There is an escape from all that is about to happen and we should be watching and praying for it ALWAYS.  That includes today, tomorrow and the next day.  Anything that conflicts with the straightforward reading and interpretation of the Word should go straight where it belongs, the trash can.  The doctrine of men can perish with them.  If the Lord said to watch and pray 1.  For His return and 2. For escape, we need to do it. 

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.

Guess what?  He is right.  I do not know when the time is, and neither does anybody else!  If we do not know, and nobody does, then we better be watching.

This should be good news, news of love and mercy but so many will not hear it.  All they want to do is argue and rebel.  I will leave you with what the Lord impressed me with to write this post.  Consider how the book of Revelation begins and who the beginning is addressed to (us).  It begins with mercy and love (for us):

Rev 1:4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto 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. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Him who 1. loved us 2. washed us from our sins 3. made us kings and priests.

The Church is still alive on the earth today and the Lord our God still walks among His Church.  He still loves us and His mercy is still extended to all mankind.  He has not forgotten us, we are the apple of His eye.  His love, His Bride, His prized possession.  You have reason to hope and rejoice today in spite of all the problems and trouble in the world.

This is the heart of the Lord impressed upon me to share with you.  I kept putting it off and He kept coming back with it so here it is.  Glory to God.

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

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Islamic Invasion: The Rod of Our Lord's Anger

Nothing changes under the sun, what has been will be again:

Ecc 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

What are we seeing across the western world today?  An Islamic invasion.  Who are these invaders?  Where are they from?  Syria and Iraq.  Syria and Iraq were two primary components of the Assyrian empire.  Assyrian?  Yes:

Isaiah 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
6I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

Our Lord has used them in the past and He is using them again today.  

So what?  Why would the Lord have this servant write about this same thing over and over?  To make a point.  The point is who is orchestrating this massive invasion of the West and why?  The "who" is our Lord, and "why" is wrath.  Re-read Isaiah 10:5-6 again.

That is correct, it is our Lord not Angela Merkel, not the Assyrian invaders, but our Lord who is the origin of this invasion.  Don't take my word for it though, let the Chancellor speak for herself.

The title of the article (linked above) is:

Merkel on esotericism expedition: the "Lord God" has sent us the refugees

Many people are missing the huge miracle in all this that confirms without a doubt that the Lord God sent these Islamic invaders.  The miracle is all of these politicians from the west from the U.S. to Germany, to Sweden to Australia, both high (Chancellor) and low (mayor of individual cities) are all of them agreeing on this one task and all of it is happening as if a light switch has been turned on, all at once.  All of these politicians could not usually agree on 2+2=4 but they are all in agreement to fast track the islamic invasion.  That is part one of the miracle.

Part two of this miracle is:  the Islamic invaders will absolutely destroy everything these politician hold dear to include their most precious possession (their power, they will lose it all to the invaders and they know it).  But they are doing it anyway.....

First, the Lord sends the Assyrian to punish, then the Lord destroys the Assyrian (the rod of His anger):

Isaiah 10:24Therefore this is what the Lord, the Lord Almighty, says:
“My people who live in Zion,
do not be afraid of the Assyrians,
who beat you with a rod
and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.
25Very soon my anger against you will end
and my wrath will be directed to their destruction.”

The Old Testament is a book of patterns for us who have the New Testament (Christians).  The patterns repeat themselves and the patterns enable us to know our God.  How did He work before?  What does He like, what does He dislike?  How does He reward?  How does He punish?  All answered over and over again in the Old Testament.

Take my explanation for nothing, look around you.  What did the Lord our God do before?  What is He doing today?  What is going on around us today?  The exact same things.  The difference is in the Old Testament His people only consisted of Israel.  Now His people consists of Israel and all of Christianity.  The formerly Christian and now post-Christian Europe is tasting what it means to reject the Lord and His ways.  Doing our own thing is not and never was an option.  We were told to obey, period.  Obedience does not seem to be a topic todays world wants to talk about because everyone has become a law unto themselves and there is a price for that.

John 14:15 "If you love me, keep my commands.

They have not kept His commands.

Before anyone thinks brother D has the accusing finger outstretched let me say I write this in trembling and fear.  This is being written not as an accusation but as a warning to me and to everyone else who is reading and listening to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.

The only thing that will stem the tide of this invasion is sackcloth and ashes, repentance and bent knees in prayer.  For most, this will not happen so that leaves us as individuals scattered throughout the world to rely on the Lord's mercy to be implemented on a case by case basis with each of us.  This pattern too is being repeated, we find the pattern that fits our predicament in the book of Jeremiah:

Jeremiah 40:1The Lord gave a message to Jeremiah after Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, had released him at Ramah. He had found Jeremiah bound in chains among all the other captives of Jerusalem and Judah who were being sent to exile in Babylon.
2The captain of the guard called for Jeremiah and said, “The Lord your God has brought this disaster on this land, 3just as he said he would. For these people have sinned against the Lord and disobeyed him. That is why it happened. 4But I am going to take off your chains and let you go. If you want to come with me to Babylon, you are welcome. I will see that you are well cared for. But if you don’t want to come, you may stay here. The whole land is before you—go wherever you like. 5If you decide to stay, then return to Gedaliah son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan. He has been appointed governor of Judah by the king of Babylon. Stay there with the people he rules. But it’s up to you; go wherever you like.”
Then Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, gave Jeremiah some food and money and let him go. 6So Jeremiah returned to Gedaliah son of Ahikam at Mizpah, and he lived in Judah with the few who were still left in the land.

What happened to Israel as a nation?  Captivity and exile.  What happened to Jeremiah (an individual in right standing with the Lord within Israel)?  You can read it for yourselves above.

People can deny it, they can argue against it, the can bury their head in the sand, they can do whatever it is they have done in the past to "make it all go away" but this time it is not going away, it is coming like a freight train that lost its brakes.  There is no secret solution or "special Word" needed for this time.  What is needed is for the people who are called by His name to do what they were told to do from the very beginning.  Obey, pray, operate in faith, love and forgiveness.  We all know what we should be doing.  For those who do not, pick up a Bible and be instructed.  

The blood moons were real.  The Shemitah cycle was and is real.  The Jubilee is real.  Our God is very busy in today's world, we would be wise to keep in step with Him.  Be a people who walks with their God.  There is no time for anything else.

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

How Does This Bode For Israel?

As you watch this video, keep in mind that the governments of the world have recently accelerated the trends listed in the video many times over.  They apparently cannot wait for years to turn the world into a giant islamic caliphate, they (our dear politicians) want the caliphate right now.
Its not just the presidents and prime ministers who are pushing this, all the way down to mayors of small towns are telling their citizens "if you dont like the islamic immigration you can leave!"  Another proof here.

The people of the west can protest all they want, the politicians have spoken "if you dont like it, leave!"  This is not a tomorrow problem as this video suggests, the leaders of the west have put their foot on the gas pedal to full throttle to make this islamic transition immediate if not sooner.  While people are sitting around trying to figure out the correct politically correct way to respond to this invasion, the invasion and takeover will be complete.

What's the point?  This is the point:

2 Thess 2:5Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

This world and its people had no room for the truth.  They removed prayer from the schools, removed the ten commandments from courthouses, have kicked out any and all language from every public place that even hints at the God of the Bible (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).  And all of this happened because first, the God of the Bible was removed from the people.  In their hearts and in their minds and spirits they rejected Him by choosing their own ways over and over again.  There is nothing new under the sun:

Isaiah 30:8Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
9That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
10Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

11Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
14And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
15For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

Ecclesiastes 1:9What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing
new under the sun.

Why does history repeat itself?  Because human nature has never ever changed from day one until now.  The people want more Joel Osteen and less Jesus.

It has been written here many times, this time it is different.  Long gone are the days when people could bury their heads from the bad news and it would all just go away.  Now, Islamic hordes will forcibly yank those heads out of the sand and demand "convert or die."  It was less than ten years ago some friends of mine would roll all of this off their shoulders with "I'll never live to see it all happen."  Guess what?  They are still alive and it is all happening.

Whats the point?

The point is, the Lord God told us all of this would happen and it is happening.  All of it.  Every Word of it.  And?  And this should give us confidence that our God can be trusted.  He meant every Word He has spoken to us through His Word.  There are many promises He has made to us and I intend to bring every promise of provision and protection He has made to us right back to Him in prayer and petition and supplication with great thanksgiving and praise.  I encourage you to do likewise.  The Lord our God respects His Word and He respects faith.  He responds to His Word and He responds to faith.  Read your Bibles, thats what it tells us over and over again.

The problems we are seeing in the world are due to a lack of faith and a lack of adherence to His Word.  If this was not so, why would our God ask us this?

Luke 18:8Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Time is short.  The islamic invasion that the politicians of the west are facilitating and accelerating is nothing short of breathtaking.  By the time most people in america figure out what has happened to them it will be all over.  The germans, swedes, french etc are learning this right now.  None of us really knew what the outcome of the lunar tetrad on the Lords feast days would be, now we are figuring it out.  None of us really knew how the Jubilee year and the next shemitah cycle would play out, now we are getting clued in.

The gates of hell have opened, the accelerator is pressed into the floor.  No turning back now, it is fast forward ahead.  Goodbye grey area, goodbye hiding from the spiritual reality that underlies this world.  Goodbye to playing church.  Now, either people are the Church or they are finished.  The same goes for Israel.  Our God told us all of this was coming, should we be surprised it is here?

Should we fear?  No.  We should be the Church and stop playing Church.  We are the living breathing organic Body of Christ, not a man made, lifeless, faithless, fortune 500 styled organization.  We will stand or fall based on our faith.  We have to remember who wins this war in the end.

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be ...
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because
God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave
you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged ...

This world racing from a state of spiritual dark to pitch black.  We better hold onto our Lord's hand for dear life and do exactly precisely everything He told us to do.  The time for religious games is over.  OVER.  This is life and death and eternity hangs in the balance.  Get right and stay right with the Lord our God, time is up.

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

Palestinians torch Jewish shrine, new protests erupt

Link to article here.

The line in this article that jumped out at me was this:

Jerusalem (AFP) - Palestinians torched a site revered by Jews in the West Bank in an incident that threatened to further inflame two weeks of deadly unrest, as fresh protests erupted Friday.

So there has been roughly two weeks of unrest?  Go back two weeks on the calendar and where does that put us?  In the neighborhood of that last blood moon on 9/28....Trouble for Israel has been brewing almost to the day of that last blood moon of the lunar tetrad.  What makes those signs in the heavens special is they cannot and were not faked or twisted by the enemy or his servants.  No, they really were blood moons and they really were on the Lord's Feast days and we really are in a Jubilee year right before another week of 7 years is to begin in the fall of 2016.

Once you get past Revelation 5, its all about Israel.  Israel and the tribes of Israel are mentioned by name.  Who or what is no longer mentioned by name?  The Church.  The Lord does not make mistakes nor does He forget to include nor does He make poor Word choices.  If the Church was specifically mentioned in Revelation 2-3 then is no longer specifically mentioned and instead Israel and the tribes of Israel are called out by name, there is a reason for it....

4And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
5Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. 6Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 7Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. 8Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

Do you see the Church mentioned anywhere here ^^?  No, its Israel and the tribes of Israel called out by name.  A shift is taking place in this world back to Israel.  If this is so, then what of the Church?  Detailed instructions and warnings were given to us in Revelation 2-3.  There is a Church among these 7 that is kept from the hour of trial that is before us.  That Church was commended for the following things:

8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

1.  We keep His Word
2.  We do not deny His name
3.  We are patient

Simple enough.  In a world that is anti-Christ to the core these ^^ things are not so easy to do
anymore and growing more difficult by the day but what they are not difficult to understand.

What is the Word of the Lord to us, the Church of Philadelphia?  Keep His Word, do not deny His name, be patient.  The Lord has set times and seasons for everything.  Our time is almost up.

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

It is time for Israel to step back up to the plate, the time for settling accounts is almost upon us:

Ecc 3:15Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before;
and God will call the past to account.b

Daniel 9:24“Seventy ‘sevens’c are decreed for your people and your holy city to finishd transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.e

The Lord made a point to bring the Shemitah cycle to our awareness through brother Jonathan Cahn.  The cycle is undeniable and has been punctuated on time, every cycle (including this one that just ended) since Jerusalem was recaptured by Israel in 1967.  We are now in a Jubilee year and the next "seven" begins in the fall of next year, 2016.  Why did the Lord bring the entire world's attention to the Shemitah cycle?  Why did the Lord bring the world's attention to the lunar tetrad cycle on His feast days?  Everything He does has a purpose and all of it works for our good. 

It is the opinion/speculation of this nobody, slave of the Most High God that this Jubilee year is a year to get our affairs in order for the next 7 year period that begins in the fall of 2016.  The Lord highlighted the Shemitah cycle and those blood moons for a reason, it is for us to figure out that reason.  You have read this nobody's opinion/speculation, you be the judge.

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Palestinian Runs Over People Then Gets Out of Car

and starts hacking people with a machete.

Video here.

Where did this take place?  Jerusalem.  Who were involved?  Palestinians and Jews.

Israel is at the center of what is coming.  Jerusalem and Jews are at the center of what is coming.  The blood moons were real and they pointed directly to what is now taking place.  We are not even a month into the Jubilee year and the fireworks are going off everywhere in and around Israel.

It is time to be ready to meet our Lord.  One way or another everybody on the face of this earth is soon to be on bended knees before Him confessing He is Lord.

Phil 2:9Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place,
and gave Him the name above all names,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

We are in a Jubilee year that goes through September 2016.  What begins in September 2016?  A new week of years, a new Shemitah cycle, another "7".  Will the fall of 2016 see the beginning of the tribulation period?  Only time will tell.  It appears that the rapid pace of change across this planet since the first day of this Jubilee year that final preparations and staging is taking place for just that very thing:  the beginning of the tribulation.

Few people will survive the tribulation period, believer or otherwise. 

Isaiah 13:11And I will visit upon the world their evil,
And upon the wicked their iniquity;
And I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,
And will lay low the haughtiness of the tyrants.
12I will make man more rare than fine gold,
Even man than the pure gold of Ophir.

In Revelation 6 we see 1/4 of the world population wiped out, then in Revelation 9 another 1/3 is killed.  There will not be many that enter the millennium in human form.  What is coming is hell on earth.

Should we fear?  No.  We love, trust and obey our Lord here on earth just as we will in heaven.  The same God who provided for us and protected us yesterday will be the same God who will do it today and every day we have left on this earth.  We are to press deeper into our relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  There is nothing new about this idea except the time pressing on us to get this done.

There is no time left.  Events are moving rapidly all around us. There are no secrets to learn, there is no special Word from the Lord required to do what we already know we should do.  Be men and women who walk with their God.  Keep the faith, be patient, give thanks, rejoice, praise Him for what He has already done.  Hold onto Him and do not let go.  Stay in the Word, pray always.  These are the things we should be doing anyway regardless of what is happening in the world.

The world appears to be in chaos but it only appears that way.  The Lord has a script of events that He wrote about thousands of years ago that is now coming to pass in our days.  We can read the Words of the prophets and the book of Revelation for the detailed description of those events.  For most people on this face of this earth what is coming is very bad, but I also see mercy and deliverance in what is coming.  Not everyone is destined for wrath and judgement.  There always has been and always will be a remnant, a few that are set apart to be spared.  As it was in the days of Noah (who was physically spared with his family) and Lot (who was physically spared with his family) , so it will be again when the Lord our God is revealed:

Luke 21:26“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
28“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30“It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Monday, October 12, 2015

Yes, They Really Were Blood Moons

For all of the nonsense that has been out there about the lunar tetrad not being quite the right shade of red to qualify as blood moons, recent events around the world beg to differ.  What does an Islamic invasion of Europe mean for Israel, good or bad?  Jews will now be persecuted throughout the entire western world.

Today this article came across my desk:

Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state

With the Russian Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines presence now established and growing in Syria, how does this bode for Israel?  Good or bad?  Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States have funded and trained ISIS to take down Assad in Syria.  That plan failed miserably.  The Russians are destroying ISIS (which is good) but they are on the wrong side of this issue with the Palestinians and Israel.  Nobody.... nobody touches the Lord's possession without getting their nose bloodied or worse.

 The Word points to Israel in the end times, over and over again.  Who, what is at the center of the book of Revelation?  Hebrews, Israel, The temple, Judea, Jerusalem, the tribes of Israel:

Rev 5:5And one of the elders says to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has overcome to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Rev 7:4And I heard the number of those having been sealed, one hundred forty-four thousand, having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:

Luke 21:20 "When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies,
you will know that its desolation is near.

Matt 24:15“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’a spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

The Sabbath?  Does the Church observe the Sabbath?  No, Israel does, the Jews do, those who live in Judea do.

Yes, the blood moons we observed in the heavens over the past 1.5 years or so were real blood moons and yes they spelled trouble for Israel.

Buckle your seatbelts.

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Islamic Invasion of The West

The Islamic invasion of the West is a rod of punishment in the hand of our God.  Our God, the Christian God holds this Islamic rod of punishment in His hand.  Don't want to take my word for it, great, how about this for evidence:

Chancellor Merkel: “Lord God” Sent Illegal Immigrants

Do I believe her?  Did the Lord God send the Islamic immigrants?  You bet He did.  How can we be so sure? 

Ecclesiastes 1:9  What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

Over and over and over again, who did the Lord use to punish His people when they were in backslidden disobedience?  Their Muslim/Islamic neighbors.  Where did the Babylonian captivity take place?  What religion do/did the Medes have?

Isaiah:13 1A prophecy against Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:
2Raise a banner on a bare hilltop,
shout to them;
beckon to them
to enter the gates of the nobles.
3I have commanded those I prepared for battle;
I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath—
those who rejoice in my triumph.
4Listen, a noise on the mountains,
like that of a great multitude!
Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms,
like nations massing together!
The Lord Almighty is mustering
an army for war.
5They come from faraway lands,
from the ends of the heavens
the Lord and the weapons of his wrath—
to destroy the whole country.
6Wail, for the day of the Lord is near;
it will come like destruction from the Almighty.a
7Because of this, all hands will go limp,
every heart will melt with fear.
8Terror will seize them,
pain and anguish will grip them;
they will writhe like a woman in labor.
They will look aghast at each other,
their faces aflame.


17See, I will stir up against them the Medes,
who do not care for silver
and have no delight in gold.
18Their bows will strike down the young men;
they will have no mercy on infants,
nor will they look with compassion on children.
19Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms,
the pride and glory of the Babylonians,b
will be overthrown by God
like Sodom and Gomorrah.

The Chancellor of Germany is telling you this Islamic invasion is per the instructions of the Lord God.  The Islamic invasion of the west includes every country to include Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Belium, Holland, France, Germany, Austria, Australia, Spain, the United States, Canada, all of them being filled to the brim with state sponsored, state supported Islamic hordes.

As this invasion is taking place, has anyone stopped to wonder why?  Has anyone stopped to ask how and why this invasion is taking place?  How?  The Lord God ordered it.  Why?  The corruption, and wickedness and lawlessness of the western world has brought this invasion.  Yes, I know, they don't want to hear it.  These people would say "Who are you to tell me my lifestyle is wicked and decadent and an abomination in the sight of the Lord?"  Well, I am not going to tell them, the Islamic hordes will place their foot on their neck and they will tell them.  And all of this is and will be supported by the governments of the west.

Muslims have started doing sharia patrols in neighborhoods throughout the west.  What are the muslims telling the westerners?  Public intoxication is not allowed, half dressed women with their cleavage hanging out is not allowed, gay men parading their values in public displays is not allowed.  Is this radical or is this the voice of our God speaking through the rod of His anger?  Yes, it is against "western values" to restrict all this corruption and filth, tell that to the Shariah patrols and see how they respond.

It is "western values" that have brought this invasion.  When western values include every perversion known to man, exporting of porn, pedophelia, homosexual lifestyles, war, and lawlessness of every kind then we can understand how this Islamic invasion was birthed.  Who is to blame?  Is it the politicians?  No, it is not.  The politicians are doing the will of the Lord God as Ms. Merkel already declared for the world.

There is a price for disobedience.  There is a price for thumbing ones nose in the face of the Lord God Almighty.  There is a price for lawlessness, wickedness and corruption and we are seeing that price beginning to be paid by every western country on the planet right now before our eyes.  People can argue and disagree all they want to about their "rights" to perform their perversions but now they will do it with an Islamic boot on their neck.  They can protest all they want to, the states, the governments of this world will not lift a finger to help.  This is divine retribution.  This is payback.  This is the settling of accounts and it is just getting started.

As we read in Isaiah 13 Babylon will be invaded by far away armies that are not so far away anymore.  They are here now and arriving each and every day by the tens of thousands.

4Listen, a noise on the mountains,
like that of a great multitude!
Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms,
like nations massing together!
The Lord Almighty is mustering
an army for war.
5They come from faraway lands,
from the ends of the heavens
the Lord and the weapons of his wrath—
to destroy the whole country.

It is this writer's belief that the headquarters of Babylon is the United States and the rest of the western world has been polluted by her maddening adulteries:

Revelation 14:8 A A second angel followed and said, "'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,' which
made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries."

I guess those blood moons were "red enough" after all.  Since the last blood moon stood in the heavens the Islamic invasion of the west has gone into overdrive.  How does a worldwide Islamic caliphate bode for Israel?  Do you think there is peace and safety in Israel's future with the governments and lands of the west being invaded and (eventually) overthrown by Islamic hordes?

This is where we stand today, the rod of the Lord's anger is in His hand and it is swinging at the western world daily.  Why is the western world being invaded and not the east?  Answer here:

1 Peter 4:17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God's household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

What was the source of the western worlds prosperity and dominance in the past?  It was the Lord God.  What has happened to the west?  They have rejected the source of the prosperity, protection, and provision. 

So, now that the rod of the Lord's anger has begun to swing, what of the righteous?  Again, there is nothing new under the sun.  What has been will be again.  What has the Lord said?

Isaiah 3:1See now, the Lord,
the Lord Almighty,
is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah
both supply and support:
all supplies of food and all supplies of water,
2the hero and the warrior,
the judge and the prophet,
the diviner and the elder,
3the captain of fifty and the man of rank,
the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.
4“I will make mere youths their officials;
children will rule over them.”
5People will oppress each other—
man against man, neighbor against neighbor.
The young will rise up against the old,
the nobody against the honored.
6A man will seize one of his brothers
in his father’s house, and say,
“You have a cloak, you be our leader;
take charge of this heap of ruins!”
7But in that day he will cry out,
“I have no remedy.
I have no food or clothing in my house;
do not make me the leader of the people.”
8Jerusalem staggers,
Judah is falling;
their words and deeds are against the Lord,
defying his glorious presence.
9The look on their faces testifies against them;
they parade their sin like Sodom;
they do not hide it.
Woe to them!
They have brought disaster upon themselves.
10Tell the righteous it will be well with them,
for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.
11Woe to the wicked!
Disaster is upon them!
They will be paid back
for what their hands have done.
12Youths oppress my people,
women rule over them.
My people, your guides lead you astray;
they turn you from the path.
13The Lord takes his place in court;
he rises to judge the people.
14The Lord enters into judgment
against the elders and leaders of his people:
“It is you who have ruined my vineyard;
the plunder from the poor is in your houses.
15What do you mean by crushing my people
and grinding the faces of the poor?”
declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.
16The Lord says,
“The women of Zion are haughty,
walking along with outstretched necks,
flirting with their eyes,
strutting along with swaying hips,
with ornaments jingling on their ankles.
17Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion;
the Lord will make their scalps bald.”
18In that day the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces, 19the earrings and bracelets and veils, 20the headdresses and anklets and sashes, the perfume bottles and charms, 21the signet rings and nose rings, 22the fine robes and the capes and cloaks, the purses 23and mirrors, and the linen garments and tiaras and shawls.
24Instead of fragrance there will be a stench;
instead of a sash, a rope;
instead of well-dressed hair, baldness;
instead of fine clothing, sackcloth;
instead of beauty, branding.
25Your men will fall by the sword,
your warriors in battle.
26The gates of Zion will lament and mourn;
destitute, she will sit on the ground.

Why did the Lord give today's Christians the Old Testament to study along with the New.  The Old Testament is a book full of patterns.  Why is that important?  The Lord God does not change:

Hebrews 13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.


What is happening to the world is the result of rebellion, wickedness, perversion and corruption.  Mankind has chosen their own way and look at what has happened.  Gone, long gone are the days that people could safely bury their heads in the sand and wait a few days or weeks for what they dont like to pass by.  The arrival of the Islamic hordes means peoples heads will be forcibly yanked out of the holes they have dug for themselves and they will face the fruit of the wicked trees they have planted.

For the righteous what is happening is a warning to press in closer to the Lord God and to perfect their walk with Him.  Who can look at what is happening in the world and not tremble:

Hebrews 10:30For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay,”d and again, “The Lord will judge His people.”e 31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God

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