When I first started this message, there were only three people that knew what I was going to preach about. As far as I know there was not anyone else, if there was, then forgive me, but the thing about it is, there was a prophecy that came forth by Bro. David North that morning, concerning that. He had no idea what I was going to preach. It has been something that I have enjoyed, getting into, because it has brought new understanding to me. As you go along, then the Lord will lead you and guide you, like He said, into all truth. I make no apology for what I have shown, or for what I will show this morning, I make no apology, because I believe it to be truth. Others may have different ideas about it, but let me see your ideas. Then we will see what comes of that. If you have different ideas about what I have brought, then we will wait and see what comes of all of it. I am glad to see my visiting minister brothers here this morning. It has been five years, hard to imagine, and in other ways it seems longer since the shake up. I will not say any more about that, the thing about it is, God has been good to us. We keep going and we keep growing. I remember right after I peached the message, then I had a dream, five years ago after I had preached the third day. In that area of time I had a dream. I dreamed I was laying on a couch. You remember, I did dream that I was somewhere laying on a couch and there was somebody behind me, behind the couch. I could hear some people talking behind me. There were two that I know were talking behind me, they begun to put out dates. At the time they were putting out these dates, I knew every one of them, but when I woke up, only one of them, the 23rd. I don’t know when that will be, but I feel it is getting close because I know it was in the fall of the year. That is what I know and my feeling is, that it was in September. Anyway, when that was spoken, then somebody said to the other person behind me, Gabriel. That woke me up immediately. Something like that makes you nervous, because you know the visitation in the Bible, when Gabriel ever met with anybody, it was for some announcement. After that I went back to sleep and began to walk through this big field. I could see people beginning to come together and come together, as they got closer and closer. They were coming together as we were walking. Nobody was saying anything, we were just walking. By the time we got to the end of this field, then I could see by the closeness of the people walking, It was unity. I believe, that what we have is bringing unity. That is what the teaching of my brother, Bro. Bud, and myself, is bringing, unity in the body of Christ. If anybody has any other ideas about all of that, then if they are not in unity, I pity people that cannot believe there is going to be unity among true bride saints. Bro. David North sings the song, At The End There Will Be Unity. I would have to say this morning, the Spirit of the Lord is here. That is what I always wait on, I sometimes talk and wait, it may be a few minutes at times before that comes. You do know though, when it does come. These are new scriptures, we have added to the screen. These are concerning Israel, Egypt, and Assyria. I knew the one here, but then the other came to me on Friday. This is talking about the time when Israel goes to war, the war in which she gets her land back from the Arabs. This is an agreement with the same thing. We have nothing else to look at today but scripture. When I became interested in the four blood moons, I heard something on television. I know John Haggee was supposed to preach on the four blood moons. When it came that time on television, I wanted to hear what he had to say about it, because I had never heard it before. When I became interested in it, was when I heard that all of this came from NASA. Those people were the ones that got all of this together: it was not a preacher. It was NASA. You know, NASA is part of the government. I thought I would see what he had to say about it, but when it came the night for him to be there, they kept putting it off and putting it off and putting it off, finally they showed a rerun of something else. John Haggee never showed up. I got on his website and that was the reason why. He wrote a book on it, and he is selling the book. He is also selling tapes of his message on the internet. He will probably preach it on television some time after he has sold all his books and all his tapes and internet messages. If something is good enough for the bride of Christ, it is too good to be bought. You cannot sell or buy God. You cannot sell the Spirit of God; and you cannot sell the blessings of God. You cannot sell the Word of God. When I looked at it, I went to Google and brought up the blood moons. When I did, it gave the dates when all this will happen. I want to go back to Genesis the 1st chapter, 1st verse. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” The earth is a part of the heavens, but it is the only planet they have ever found, that is blue. The rest of them are some other color, but the earth is blue because of the water that is upon it. I know they keep trying to learn more, they are sending a probe around the moon now to see if they can find water. The moon is three hundred and twelve degrees below freezing. I am sure they are not going to find any water and they are not going to find any ice because God did not put it out there to be inhabited. This is what the earth looks like from space, (picture) no other planet looks like it, because God never created other planets for people to live on. Only the earth, did God plan for man to live on. These preachers keep trying though: there is even a thing up in Covington Kentucky, where the Creationists have put dinosaurs on the ark. This one preacher said the dinosaurs were not very big: they were about the size of sheep. I just have to say, So God just planted these huge bones out here in certain places to fool people, to make them think something other than what we see in the Bible. The fact is, this earth could be billions of years old, not just millions, but billions, because God is eternal. Just think, we do not know how long God was, in planning all this we accept as His creation. We do know that He counseled with himself. He did not have anyone to counsel with. He did not have any of these smart scientists to counsel with, and He sure did not have this bunch of supposed-to-be smart preachers to counsel with, like these that are out here advertising the gospel. That is what they are doing: they are advertising the gospel. I know, when we were in Israel a few months ago, Bro. Steve went to one of their meetings, they wanted to know how many people were with each group. Most of these preachers will take twenty five or thirty people in their group. Here we were, with 135 in our group. When they wanted to know how we raised the funds for them to go, Bro. Steve let them know that we do not have fund raiser programs in our assembly. Those who wanted to go, knew whether they should or should not go. It was the personal choice of every individual. I marvel at the way God provides for His children. When we added on to our building, God provided what was needed, as we needed it. We did not go in debt for it. The Church is not in debt: God has been good to us. We thank Him for it, because it is a pleasure to serve God. Not just a benefit, but a pleasure. He makes it to be that. We should be the happiest people in the world, knowing that our Father lives, and our Father is sending His Son back very soon to gather His jewels. I am going to take this from this point here, to the heavens. (Using a chart) This is the heavens, this is God’s creation. There is still new stars being found, so His creation is not over yet, because there are planets out there, that have never been found, because, when God placed them there, it was an ongoing thing. When He created the heavens and the earth, it was not necessary for Him to put every one of them out there at once, because, as He spoke the Word and each thing was done. God is Word. In John 1, we read this, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” All He has to do, if you are sick in body, or whatever, all He has to do is speak, and it will be over. When Bro. William Branham started praying for people, the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, no disease will stand before you, not even cancer. People were healed of cancer. I saw a man who had a bottle of alcohol, with the cancer in it, that had passed from him after he was prayed for. I saw that at the Tabernacle when I first moved up here. He was carrying it around, and I saw it. So we have to say, God is the Healer. He took care of Sister Francis, He took care of Bro. Bud when the doctor said he had cancer. He took care of it. That has been three or four years ago. He will take care of you. I feel we need to settle in on a God that can speak something and it happens. In the beginning, but God was before the beginning. The beginning involves time. When your life began, that means you began to age. When you were born, then a year later, you have already put age on your body. On and on it goes until the end. But the beginning does not speak of God, because He had no beginning. That is too much for my mind, but that is what His Word says. There was nobody there to tell Him what to do, nor to tell Him how long it would be, before all of this would come about, nor what it would turn into. What keeps the sun ten thousand degrees above Fahrenheit, and what keeps it there? Why does it not burn out? When David looked at God’s creation, he said it is too marvelous for me, it is too much for me to understand, but I am glad I have a little understanding, to know that the God that did all of this does not fail. Science had nothing to do with any of it. I want to go down to the fourth day and read the 14th verse. “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament (They were already there. Let there be lights, what He is doing, He is bringing them back into focus, or into relation with the earth, because the earth was without form and void. It had no living thing on it when God began to bring it back in focus with the sun and moon. Do you understand? Let there be light in the firmament…) of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, (That is exactly what Jesus said, there will be signs in the sun and the moon, and in the stars.) and for seasons, (See? Many times we read over a verse and compile it all together when it is not together. Signs are different than seasons. Seasons would be the different changes in the year. Signs are what has happened through the years and will happen again here in the end time, and they are already happening in the end time.) and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.” This earth we are talking about was already here, but it was a frozen mass, because of God’s judgment that had been brought about upon it because of Satan. We do not know how long it was frozen, but some way the axis of the earth got out of kilter with the sun. What God is saying is, I am going to bring them back in focus. You will read in the first day there was light and the light came about by the sun and the moon. That is the first day. But we see here, it is the fourth day, which is measuring time, that the earth begins to get back in focus, or in relation to the sun, that there might be life on it again. When Bro. Jackson brought that in about the earth and the animals and all, he talked about a little fish he had when he was a boy. He had it in a glass jar. It come about one night, that it all froze up in the house. I can remember our house when I was young, when the water would freeze up in the kitchen. That was water carried in. We had running water. You had to run to get it and run back with it, because it was so cold, run to the well and back, that was running water. The thing Bro. Jackson was talking about, his little fish froze up. I am sure he was broken hearted because of it. But then that glass he had it in began to thaw out and the little fish began to swim again. He brought that little story out to show how the fish and stuff like that in the ocean are. They claim that alligators and crocodiles are millions of years old. That would have been easy. God just froze them up. When the earth began to warm up, they began to move again. The Bible says, let the water bring forth the things that live in it. Let us not complicate things for God. He said, concerning the sun and moon, Let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth and it was so. “And God made two great lights; (It does not say when He made them. They already existed out here, but they were not in focus. That is another subject.) the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule night: He made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.” See? It is already four thousand years in God’s re-creation, This is His re-creation. John Haggee and the rest of them have read this and have read it all together. There have been three times this has already happened, all except this (pointing to chart.) But this comes into play in 2015, March 20, 2015. Every one of these events have something to do with a Jewish holiday. When I talk about a holiday, I am talking about the Passover and Sukkot. This happens next year, on Passover, next year. And Sukkot, which Sukkot is the Feast of Tabernacles. This Feast of Tabernacles is the only feast that the world will be celebrating in the Millennium. If you do not go there at that time, because that is the one that has not been fulfilled. If the world does not go there then, they have no rain the next year. That will wake them up. The sun comes into play before these two. The sun, which is darkened, this is already figured out by NASA. This and this, and this and this is all for Israel. This is for the world.
When you look at scripture and begin to pinpoint something, then that makes a picture that will make something inside you churn, even while you are alone, because you have found something. Joel 2:25, “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army (That is something important, my great army.) which I sent among you.” He said this great army, which was four kings, which are represented by these four worms. This is the same thing that is represented in the book of Daniel, the four beasts. But here, He calls them the caterpillar and so on, because they ate up the land. My great army which I sent among you. “And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, (This will be in the Millennium.) that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. (He repeats that. That is referring to the Jewish people.) And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” This is the same thing that Peter repeated on the day of Pentecost, the same thing. And he says it shall happen in the last days. The last days started at Pentecost. God’s last two days. When Christ was crucified, that began the last days of time. It identifies it here. “And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.” That was not just for Pentecost, that was for all time, especially the end time, because we are in the last of those last days. That is what I have been talking about, these (the blood moons on the chart) are for signs. “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.” That means war, bombs. That never happened any other time in the early days. That is for the last days. “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great (The great day is yet to come, the rapture of the Church. I will send this before the great day.) and the terrible day of the Lord come.” I will send it before, which is the same thing it says in Acts. John Haggee and all of them, read Revelation 6 and this, Ezekiel 38 and 39 in it, they read Matthew 24 into it, and also Luke 13 into it, which has nothing to do with the great day of the Lord: it has to do with the terrible day. Do you understand? “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.” He is talking about the Jewish revival. Now this verse goes along with it, this 1st verse of the 3rd chapter. “For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem.” That is not talking about the end of it all. How do we know that? Let us read it again. Behold, in those days, not in that day, in those days, and in that time when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem. Before I get into this any more, I want to go to Luke 21. I am not trying to blow smoke into this to try to cover up something, or trying to snowball somebody. If you read Matthew 24 into this, or if you read Revelation 13 into this same thing, you are snowballing people. This is for Israel. Let’s see what Luke says about it, verse 25, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring.” It reads right along with what I have just read, Luke does, he is the only one. There shall be signs in the sun and the moon, and in the stars, upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring. That is putting time in there. “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” That is the part that is at the end of the age, that one verse. Let us see as we read on here. “And when these things begin to come to pass, (Let it sink in, when these things begin to come to pass.) then look up, (Who is He talking to? He is not talking to foolish virgins, He is talking to you. The Bible was not written for foolish virgins. It was not written for the great multitude, they happen to be in there because of their understanding. But we have better understanding. You might say, oh I am just a thirty fold Christian. Rejoice! You are also going to inherit something, you are going to be Bride people, you are going to be there at the wedding supper the same as the sixty, and the same as the hundred.) and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Bride, your redemption is drawing nigh when you see these things begin to come to pass. Let us see if it reads like that in Mark 13. This is what they read in there, that it is all the same, John Haggee and all the prophecy preachers. You can see this, you can read these scriptures, but if you do not know where the division comes about, you will not know the difference. You will go right on through the tribulation thinking that you are right. Verse 24, “But in those days, after that tribulation, (after the tribulation) the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light.” That will happen then when Jesus comes back with His Bride people. Are you getting the picture? “And the stars of heaven shall fall, (It does not say that in Joel, it does not say in Acts, that the stars will fall. There will be signs in the stars.) and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” Then the whole earth will see Him coming in power and great glory with His Bride people to take over the kingdom, to rule this earth. But if you read the 26th chapter of Isaiah, it will tell the Bride, come, enter into your closet until the tribulation is over. It is not going to be a complete seven years. I know we think of it that way, but the seven years is when the Jews agree with the beast for that time that will last for seven years, but the Bride will still be here for a short length of time after Israel has signed the treaty, because it tells you that in the 2nd chapter of the book of 2nd Thessalonians. That is because you are going to know who that man of sin is. “And then shall He send His angels, and shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.” Well I thought you said it will be Bride? It says angels here, but it says the Bride will be as angels. In the 7th chapter of the book of Daniel, He comes back with His saints. In Revelation 19, He comes back with His saints. I am not saying angles are not going to be mixed in there, I am not saying, that because you are not going to know much difference between an angel and a saint then, because they are all going to have a body of equal value. Let me read this in Revelation, I will not have very much time to deal with it, I will have to deal with it another time. Revelation 6, verse 12. “And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” That is the same thing as in Mark. It is not the same setting as in Joel or in the 2nd chapter of Acts, and it is not the same thing as what I just read to you in Luke. You have one verse in Luke that describes this, but the rest is pertaining to the Bride saints. Now as for the moons, This has happened three times before. When the Jews were expelled from Spain, it was called the Edict of Expulsion. The Jews were thrown out of Spain and the next year that followed, on Passover, (it is always on Passover). The next year on Passover you had the blood moon. Then the next time was in the fall of the year, Sukkot. One in the spring, one in the fall. See, these do not all happen on the same dates. See, this is not on the same date, this is the 4th of April here, and this is the 14th over here. But that other one happened in 1493, 1494, these two happen. In 1948 when Israel became a nation, May 14th. On April 13th 1949, which was Passover, you had the blood moon. It always happens in connection with Israel, there have been three times in the last five hundred and some years, and it has all been concerning Israel. October 7th 1949, that was the year after. Then April 2nd 1950 and September 26th 1950. The Six Day War, concerning Israel again. You had a blood moon April 24th 1967. That was before the Israeli war which happened June 6th 1967. That one was before. Then another October 18th 1967. April 13th 1968 and October 6th 1968. These next blood moons, the dates are on there. April 15th of next year. October 8th next year. Then this happens March 20, 2015, the first day of Nisan, which is the Feast of Trumpets. This is the Feast of Trumpets. Then in 2015 the fourth month, the fourth day, 2015, then September 28, 1915. That is the four and then the sun to eclipse, then there is a partial eclipse between this (chart.) I sometimes go out on a limb, and I am going to again. I feel that Israel, in here somewhere within this time, and I will give it another year, within the next three years Israel will have their land back. I have gone out on a limb by saying that. But right here January 1st of next year, 2014, the United States, which by the Secretary of State and Obama, have said we will no longer recognize Israel after the 1948 war, that will not be recognized. On the map here, from here, from Jerusalem down, was all in Palestinian hands. Then here, you see this strip right here, is what was in Israel’s hands, from here to here, in 1967 until they took this all the way down. They could have gone into Egypt then. They bombed Egypt’s airports. Wherever a runway was, they bombed a runway. They could not get their planes off the ground. Israel got this land back. Now the Secretary of State and Obama have said they will no longer recognize Israel to be (land wise) what they have now, after that length of time for the next seven years, which will end up in December 31st, seven years. So you can see that our nation is turning against Israel, our leadership is turning against Israel. If you read the scriptures in Zechariah 12, you will see that nobody is standing with them. Though all nations of the earth come against Jerusalem, I will destroy them all. It says the feeble man will be as David and the house of David, which is in Jerusalem, which they are going to give away to the Palestinians for their capital, half of it anyway, give it away for their capital. Then the house of David shall be as God, with the angel of the Lord before them. That is my answer to Obama or whoever wants to take land from Israel. One day, according to the 10th chapter, 11th verse of Revelation, the world is going to hear a message from the Bride of Christ people. It will have to be televised in order to get it out there, which will condemn the world. It will not be a message of repentance. It will be a message of condemnation, which will happen. Then the Bride will exit the scene until she returns with Jesus, as we see in the 19th chapter of Revelation. People may look at this and laugh, but the thing about it is, they did not laugh when Moses went to Egypt to speak to Pharaoh, did they? The God that anointed Moses, is the same God that spoke those words there in Revelation 10. They shall prophesy before kings and important men. So God’s agenda is on file. Your and my desire is also on God’s file. This thing is going to break, and it will be sooner than we think. Do not get to where you are satisfied in this world. Because it is not going to last. Your money is not going to last. There are predictions that the United State will go into bankruptcy by the end of next year. You simply cannot keep printing eighty five billion dollars a month and nothing to back it, and expect to keep going forever. I have not said these things to scare you, but I have said these things that it might be a lesson to whoever hears or reads it. I am not crazy in the head as far as I know, I have not been told that by a doctor. I am just telling you what I see ahead, according to the Word of God.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
We have been on this message for some time already, time goes by quicker than I sometimes think, but it is an ongoing subject. I know I said something about John Haggee not preaching this, but he is going to preach it on television now, because his book has come out, and his tapes, the internet and all of that. Of course there were things already on the internet, but his CD’s and all that is coming out now. I heard this morning there is a man in Louisville that is going to have a book on it. Well, we will see what they have to say on that. I know it is going to be different because they have already expressed the difference. I had mentioned Matthew 24. You have the different apostles that brought in part, as I said the other day about Luke, Luke brought in the part beginning with the Bride. But then he goes on into the end of this age, the time when Christ comes back. I hope you got that from what I read there. In Matthew, he is speaking at the first part, the catching away of the Bride, but then he goes immediately to the end, the complete end is what I am talking about. We are in the end time, but we are not in the end time wrap up, as after the tribulation is over. So we know that from the time the Jews sign the treaty with the beast, when I say the beast, I am not talking about the pope at the beginning. The beast and the false prophet are different. Not different in the way that the church world wants to make it because they want to make the beast to be a man that will be shot in the head. That is what they say, that he will be shot in the head, but that which is the beast, is those nations of Europe and also the parts that make up the beast system, which goes all the way into Iran, then into Saudi Arabia and so on, of that nature. It will come all the way back into Asia Minor, all the way up, not joining Turkey, but because Turkey is one of the many nations that is destroyed, their army is destroyed in Ezekiel 38 and 39, which will be a little more than seven years before the end. I have preached this, and I feel sure this is what causes the mark of the beast to come on the scene, as the treaty is for a seven year period of time, which begins after Ezekiel 38 and 39 is fulfilled. They are not going to be cleaning up the land of Israel during the Millennium, because God is going to destroy everything that is unlike what He wants it to be, before the Millennium starts. Therefore there are a lot of things that are going to happen like in a fruit jar. It is such a short period of time, just a little over seven years, which I mentioned a little over seven years because the Jews are going to get their land back before the seven year period starts, and Ezekiel 38 and 39 will be fulfilled before the week starts. I want to make that clear. They get their land back, they build the temple, which will not take very long to do, like it did before, because of all the equipment they now have available. There will be so many people that will be there to build because the sons of strangers will come in to help build. I remember Bro. Jackson talking about how there will be Chinese, and also from India, come to help build, because they have studied out this thing on building, and even though it has taken twenty some years for our political minds to figure out how to get started building a bridge here in our part of the world, those Jews and all those who will come to help them, will have that temple built in short order. They have started building the bridge now, and it is going to be 2016, before it is finished. They just discovered they really did not need to now. You leave something up to political minds, and you have very little that is certain. When you read in the Bible, that says watch and wait, God is not talking out of two sides of His mouth. He then said watch and pray. What is He saying? He is saying watch the situations and watch for your soul, because there are many, as John said in 1st John, there are many antichrists already in the world. He said there would be, so we have to deal with that and know what we are doing. Just because these prophecy preachers, which are many on television, men and women prophecy preachers, you have many in the world today that want to draw you into their category of thinking. If you ever see the television ministry, they are so divided, yet they come together, which shows you that they will come together with that beast, because they are part of the image of it. That is the religion scene of this hour of time. I do not want any part of any thing that looks or sounds like that. We have a choice in this hour. We have a choice to mold our lives in a way that God can be pleased with, or we have got a choice to mold our lives in the way of drifting. I don’t want to drift. As I said awhile ago, the Bible says watch and wait, watch and pray. I would like to say this, if a true Christian ever says anything wrong or does anything wrong, then we have got to get rid of that thing immediately. When we know that we are wrong, we need to repent and ask God to forgive us. This is something that will hound a true Christian until they do get rid of it, because it will bother your conscience. I never want to get away from that, like it was said with Martin Luther, it is neither safe nor right to go against your conscience. I do not want to do that. I want to be able to lay down at night and have a clear conscience on what I believe and allow. If I do not have a clear conscience, I want to deal with that thing in my life until I get it right. Sometimes it takes days for a feeling like that to wear off. If you say something you should not say, or do something you should not do, you have got to correct things immediately, not let them linger in our lives. We want to keep our heart’s right. It may not seem like it, but I am still dealing with the same subject. Other things come to my mind, and I just have to deal with them, but I have a map up here, of Israel. That goes along with the blood moons. As I have said before, from Jerusalem down, this is going to be the big trouble spot. Because this is what the world is after. Why are they trying to shove the Jews out of the place that God gave them? That is exactly why, because God gave them this and the world wants to get rid of it because of their feeling toward God. But we see when God begins to deal, you see that in Isaiah at different times, because God is going to give this land back to His people, not just a little strip, because God will not deal with the U.N. He has no dealing with the U.N. or with any country that goes against what He has lined up for Israel in this end time. I see where the man from Iran, the president or whatever you call him, is going to be here at the U.N. and they are talking like Obama is going to sit down with him, but Netanyahu warmed him not to, because he said he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, because he is putting up some kind of pleasing front. We everyone know that is the way the devil is. When I was a child, we always saw him red faced with two horns. But I have found him to be a lot different than that. It is not always two horns and a red face. That would not fool anybody. Matthew 24, let me read that, starting in verse 27. “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” That is showing that it is not going to be as some people think, that all the people of God is going to be in one little place. Why would it say as the lightning shineth from the east to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of man be? It is going to be quick, but it is going to gather the saints of God in, all over this world. So you are not left out because you are not in the right here on earth. On the other hand, when you are looking at the Bride, you are not looking at a big group of people. Jesus said there are few that will be saved, few will enter that strait and narrow way. It is not always every family member, we want it that way, but it does not always happen that way, it will not happen that way. Then it says “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” It may be by the internet, but the eagles will find their spiritual food. They are gathered together in spirit, in mind, one accord, not separated in their belief. Then it says “Immediately after the tribulation of those days (Now this is the part the prophecy preachers put in their messages, as it is in Acts 2. This does not work with Acts 2, because this is a period of a totally different time, at least seven years difference, even more so, more, because I have put a lot of emphasis on the blood moons, because something always happens. Some have looked it up, I did not look it up, but some have told me, I had already said it, but I had not looked it up, that it will only happen in Israel, maybe parts of Africa, where this will be seen, because it is an Israeli thing, it is not meant for the world. The only thing meant for the world is the sun part. God put that in there as something for us to look at, because that happens on the day of the feast of the trumpets. The moons are Passover and Sukkot, which is the feast of tabernacles. They call these feasts because that is what they were. It was a time that God said all men must go to Jerusalem. There were occasions when the feast happened, that women and children went, but these main feasts are when every male that is old enough, goes to Jerusalem, Passover, Feast of Tabernacles, these are the two main times. Passover has already happened when Jesus died. Pentecost happened when the Holy Ghost came. Feast of Tabernacles comes in the Millennium, that is why every nation under heaven will have to send representatives to Jerusalem. Immediately after the tribulation of those days…) shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” That is immediately after the tribulation when Jesus comes back, which is when the world will see Him. “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: (In other words, He and His Bride will be seen at that time, for one revolution of the earth. It is going to stand out, a picture for the world to see. I would rather be on a horse, than to be standing somewhere looking up at them. Do not think, because you cannot ride a horse, that you will not be riding one then. Do not think you need to go out and practice riding horses, so you can make that journey. Some that are driving different cars in this time, and have never rode a horse, have nothing to worry about, if you are true to God. I don’t know how I got off on that.) and then (Listen to that, God uses His words right, and then, that is a particular time.) shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” They are going to see Him. It is not going to be seen by television. It is going to be an actual picture in the sky. What do you think that beast system is going to think about then? They are going to say, let’s take Him out. But then the sword of His mouth, in other words, His Word, just like the Bible says, will slay the wicked. He also sent His Word and healed different ones during His ministry.) “And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” The elect there, is not Bride people, that is the great multitude and foolish virgins. That does not read the same at all, as I read in Luke, except the last part of it. It does not read the same as it does in Acts 2, because it is not the same setting. However the church world preachers are never going to catch that, simply because they are not supposed to. They looked and found the blood moons. They even found that there have only been three times in history that it has ever been shone like that, and all of it happened in a time when God was dealing with the Jews. That is why it is going to happen again, but the blood moons will be over Israel, because that is where they belong. Let me go to another scripture right now. Go to 1st Thessalonians, chapter 5, starting in verse 1. “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.” Why was he saying that? Because it was not time. We will go back to our moons (chart). These are not happening for no reason at all. We are seeing the end time unfold before us. When things begin to happen in the Middle East, it is not going to stop until it is all finished. If you want to see something wonderful, when this happens and Israel gets her land back, and you see her temple being built, He has already said, when you see these things begin to come to pass, look up. In other words He is saying, get rid of those mully-grubs, that is an old saying here in America. It means don’t walk around all bent over from worrying, from stress over the things of this world. There is a time to shake off some of that stuff. I am talking about in our spirit, that is what He is talking about, that is the same thing He talks about in the 12th chapter of Hebrews. But of the times and seasons, ye have no need that I write unto you. “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” We believe that. Some might say, well I don’t believe we know anything about this. Why would this happen? We will let Paul say what he has to say about it. “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” That will be the day when Israel signs her covenant with the beast, oh it will be peace now, we have this thing worked out. We have the Jews where we want them. That is what some will be saying. Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them as travail upon a woman with child and they shall not escape. “But ye brethren, (Who is he talking to, and about? Peace and safety is what the people of the world will be talking about. Is that right? Is it talking about the church world? Is it talking about the prophecy preachers? They are not my brothers, and they are not your brothers, so this is not for them. But ye brethren…) are not in darkness, (In other words, God has taken His Word and pulled the blinders off your eyes. They put these things, blinders, on horses when they run in a race, because some of them cannot stand to see what is going on, on the other side of them. In other words, God is giving them tunnel vision. But ye brethren are not in darkness…) that that day should overtake you as a thief.” God has a Newspaper, and He is unfolding this good news to us, not that stuff you are seeing over in Kenya today, where that bunch of no good Muslims are causing trouble. Why do they say that the Muslim religion is a good religion? President Clinton started that stuff. It is the world’s fastest growing religion there is, but why do they keep the Bible away from the people? They are afraid, afraid somebody might believe the Word of God and get out of that thing. Back when Jimmy Carter was president, and they threw the shah of Iran out, they had all these mines and explosives hid. Who did they send out there? Little boys ten years old, they put plastic keys around their neck, and told them to go out there, knowing they would get killed unearthing those mines. They told them, if you get killed, you will get to see Mohammed. That is the wrong direction, you have to go down instead of up to see him. “Ye are all (That don’t leave thirty and sixty fold out.) the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” God is taking the blinders off. We are in the shadow of the coming of the Lord. “Therefore let us not sleep, (He is not talking about going to bed and going to sleep. He is not talking about sitting up all night.) as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” Is he talking about drinking? He is talking about having a clear mind, a sober mind that you can think straight. A drunk person cannot think straight. “For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; (This is two of the attributes of the fruits of the spirit. Remember there are nine of them. If you have those nine fruits of the spirit, and you are loving God and serving Him with all your heart, you are going to make it, because that is what the true Christian life is all about. These scriptures that speak of love, are not speaking about a natural human love: they are about Agape love, that pure love that only comes to us from God. Let us who are of the day, are you a day light person? Or are you a night person? We that are of the day, are bride believers, 30, 60 and hundred fold.) and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.” Having your head clear, without guilt and fear. When God forgives you of your sins, you are clean. The devil will tell you otherwise, if you listen to him, but remember, he is a liar. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, (What he is talking about here, He has not appointed us to go through the tribulation in the week of Daniel.) but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.” I have more to read there, but I want to go to Isaiah 26 right now. I love this part. He is talking about the raising of the dead in the 19th verse, but then he comes on down to the 20th verse and says this; Listen, as I read it. “Come, my people, (He is talking to Bride people here.) enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” What is the indignation? It is the wrath of God. Hide yourself in the chamber, (The place where only the bride will go.) until the indignation be overpast. “For, behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” I love verse 20, I want to read that again. You see what 21 is talking about, it is talking about the wrath of God, but verse 20 says, “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: (You are not going to see the wrath of God. These people want to think that their poor old dead mom or dad is looking down on them now. It will not be like that. Only in hell does it happen that way. There is too much business to take care of up there, to worry about what is going on down here, because God takes you from that. He takes you from a dry ground to a meadow.) hide thyself as it were for a little moment, (for that period of time) until the indignation be overpast.” Don’t that sound good? Or does that sound like something far fetched, that can never happen? Let us go back to Thessalonians. I will read the 9th verse again. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, (He is talking about whether we go in the rapture or we sleep in death. God does not recognize the saints that have gone on, as being dead people, they sleep. Because actually their body is the only thing that is missing, their spirit is still alive, waiting for the reunion of the body with the spirit. When Jesus was talking about the living, He referred to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and said, He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. We weep over a dead body that is placed here when somebody dies, but that is our physical makeup toward the person. The Bible tells, which we have it out of kilter, but Jesus wept himself, He said weep when they are born, and rejoice when they are gone. Only one time have I ever seen that happen, when Bro. Sharp from Georgia passed away. We had the service down there. Many people, especially his wife, actually shouted. Whether we wake or sleep…) we should live together with Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” That would be a good scripture to read at a funeral. Comfort yourselves and edify one another. “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.” It says comfort yourselves, he is wanting us to be edified by the Word of God. We know Israel is going to get their land back, I know I said I am sticking my neck out, but to me this has something to do with it, during this time, or very shortly after. Because I see how God worked in the other three times that this has ever happened and in the 1967 war it was between here and here (pointing to chart.) Right in there was when the Six Day War happened, between Passover and Sukkot, in 1967. So it would be hard to pinpoint the time, but I see the way the world is going and the way they are rejecting Israel. The reason this happened in Kenya was because this was Israeli shops and United States shops, where they went in and slaughtered. They asked people, are you Muslim? If they said yes, they said go on. If they said no, then they were butchered. That is that peaceful religion some speak about, but they really are a bunch of devils. At least, that bunch was. May the Lord help us as we strive to be faithful to our calling.
THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
I have added some more scriptures to this, something I wanted to put in this morning’s message. We live in a wonderful day and hour that God has given us the privilege to live in. There has never been another hour like this, that we have had the privilege to be able to come together and to know what God has given us to understand. We are really dealing with reality. I am talking as a ministry, we are dealing with things in the mind of the Lord. Each message must be that way, because we are associating with God. These are not times to have an ambition, nor to let somebody sway us toward something that is not right. There are a lot of voices out there, voices of people that have been close to us, but we must be sure that what we listen to is of the Spirit of God. We have honored those voices in times past, but we have come to an hour of separation; and that separation is by the Spirit of God also. Separation is something that sometimes gets very close, to our heart, family close. If you think you are the only one that has been through something like that, then there is always that next one that has gone through it also. Our daily life that God has given to us to live here on earth, is something that is counting, so we must be sure we are living it in the will of God. We are not just our own any more. God winked at a lot of things in the past: we find that expressed in the Old Testament, that there are many things that God winked at. When we come to this hour of time, we realize there have been years gone by, that God looked over a lot of things, even in the healing times back in the 1950’s. Men pulled a little bit of everything in order to bring about healing, but God worked in that, because it was the time for that, and truth was not yet prevalent. Even in Bro. William Branham’s ministry, he never told the people about baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, because that was not the time for it. He still baptized in the same way he always did, in the name of Jesus Christ, but he did not teach that, because, when God called him, he placed within his heart the 4th chapter of the book of 2nd Timothy, words to this affect, which were words written to Timothy, which told him the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine. So it has happened: that time has come. This was part of his mission, so he said God told him to do the work of an evangelist. That is what he did. In evangelizing, the prophecy that came to him was mostly to people that had a need of something, and God let him see what was wrong, even until after 1956. God told him, if they don’t hear it in 1956, America is lost. By the time we came to the early 1960’s, all those preachers we have heard about, had their time of a little bit of everything. It began to be a ministry, not of healing, but a ministry of giving; and the giving, which was to the ministry. Some made the statement, I will stay in this place until I get every dollar out of peoples’ billfold, then I will shake them up and down until all their change falls out, then I will move on to another place. This was a part of what went on back then. People built their miracle valley’s and all this stuff that had nothing to do with God whatsoever. God never meant to bless everything some did, just like John Alexander Dowie, he was going to build a city in Illinois, which he did build, where there would never be a theater, a place to drink. That is a good idea, but then by the time of his death, the place had already gone, more or less, to a worldly thing. He was going to build a utopia here for the Lord because he read in Revelation about the Millennium and what it would be. He was going to build a place for the Millennium. That has been more than a hundred years ago. Look at it today. They are still in Zion Illinois, he was the one that started it. The man had a ministry. He set up a tent across from a wild west show and people laughed at him for doing that. But in a week’s time the show had nobody there and everybody was in his tent because they were hauling crutches off in trucks, crutches and wheelchairs. That is a recorded thing that happened. I saw picture of all that. Then people got to building him up and building him up until he was sitting on a pedestal. He forgot his ministry. The worst thing that can happen to a minister is for them to get inflated in themselves, all bloated up. When I go home at night and I go to bed, then I am the same one I was fifty years ago. What I mean is, I have to live with myself, so I have to do the right thing. I cannot allow other peoples’ ideas to affect that. We have got to a time now, that we could let a wrong spirit get in the body of Christ, if God did not have control over it, and make us realize that the flesh is not so important. We love our families, we love our families that do not go to church. There is still something there, because they are family. I have children that do not come here, that actually do not go anywhere, because they would not go anywhere else. The thing about it is, they are still friendly and would do anything they could for me. What am I going to do, shove them off some place and say I don’t want anything to do with you because I don’t even want you to come under my roof? I could say something like that, but we have to show ourselves to be an influence. We have to live our life to where they know that we are living for God even though they may not. If someone out here in the world cannot see a little bit of Christ in us, then something is wrong. Because we are not of the world, but we are in this world. There has been a lot of things go on that I cannot be a part of, because I am set to defend the Word of God. I am talking a lot about the ministry this morning, especially because they walked away from truth, I cannot associate with those that will do that. I am just that way; and have no thoughts of compromise. I have a life to live and I have a conscience to work with. Martin Luther said it is neither good nor safe to go against your conscience. I know I am preaching on the blood moons. This is my subject, and this is what is going on in this time we are living in. To me, this is important. If it was not important, I would not be preaching on it. I was even asked a question by a young person last night, about it. I appreciate that. What is the difference in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, and Luke 21? What is the difference in them? How are they different from the other scriptures mentioned? There is a lot of difference, because of the timing. They are not all speaking of the same thing. In Luke, in the latter part of what I have read, he is speaking of the end time. Before that, I read of the difference, and when I say they are different, I am not saying anything against what was written, but we are talking about two different times in history. This is different than what will take place at the very end. This will start something in Israel. This is all related to something concerning Israel. Somebody looked it up and said, which I already knew, but these will only be seen in the Israel area and a little part of north Africa because this is who it is to. Now this other is different, because it is to the world. This is a blackout. This other does not black the moon out, it just turns them red, while this other is a complete blackout, except a few rays around it here, because it said that the sun will be darkened. The eclipse covers the sun, but there are still rays out of it, but in the end time, when Jesus comes back, it will be completely blacked out. Can you not see the difference in those occasions? As I look at that, I am thinking you have ministers today that are preaching on this; and before very long, the television ministry will be filled with this. It is something people can draw off of, but none of them have the same idea about it, unless they jump on John Haggee’s bandwagon. This message is not about John Haggee, it gets closer to home, because it is how we are living our lives and what we are expecting in this last day, that makes the difference. Bro. Spencer and I both are from Kentucky. Bro. Bud is too. Some speak better than I do. Bro. Bud and I got a critical e-mail from a man that said we do not know how to talk, but that Bro. Bud talks better than I do. If I say ain’t, I don’t care, because it is just the way I grew up, and I am not trying to change everything I grew up with. I want to get to what I am coming to now: the first part of it was an introduction. Some people wonder about attending other churches and things like that, denominational things especially, because that is all they have in their area for fellowship. They wonder about that. A brother and sister, a few months ago, came here and were baptized. Bro. Bud baptized them. Bro. Jack and Sis. Alice, which is Bro. Jimmy Cain’s sister. They were going to other churches, but it began to be a problem. The sister told me, with tears in her eyes, she said I had a prophecy when I was a young girl. I remember when she came here as a young girl. It said that you will go away, but before the end time you will come back. This was a prophecy of forty years ago. I did not know about the prophecy. I just thought that the sister would never be back, because I did not know about the prophecy. Then all at once her husband called, then she talked to me, and before it was over, they told me they wanted to come here to be baptized. They have friends in those other churches. When they began to search for the Lord and the truth of His Word, all they can do is listen to our services on the internet now. They don’t want anything to do with the rest of what is out there. They did not leave the church mad, they just left. They said, if some friends come over, when it comes time for church service, they get up and leave, because they know they are going to be listening to our church service, because that is all they have. This is myself speaking: I just cannot associate with what is out there. It is not in me to do so. I left the Methodist church, and told them to take my name off the church book. The preacher said that morning, when I went to honor the man before I took my name off, he got up and preached and said, if you are a Methodist, when you go to another area you will take your membership with you. He got through preaching, I told him I want to take my name off. I was not mad at him, but I guess he was surprised because he thought he would influence me to get out of what I was in because I was so wrong. Let us go to 2nd Corinthians 11th chapter, starting with the 10th verse. “As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia. (which was Asia) Wherefore? Because I love you not? God knoweth. But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers (His ministers, why would he say that? If they are not preaching truth, they are his (Satan’s) ministers, especially those that have walked away from truth. I said, I am talking to the ministry. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers…) also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” Now I want to go to 2nd John. Those men just said it the way it is. Starting in verse 7, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” That is talking about all this “God bless you” to people who walk away. It is no different in 3rd John. But he begins to mention names. Poor old John, that loving little fellow sitting on a rock someplace, watching the crickets and katy-dids and all. “I wrote unto the Church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and castest them out of the church. Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.” I have another scripture to read, which is 2nd Timothy the 4th chapter, starting with the 6th verse. “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. (These were close associates of Paul and he called them apostles.) Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.” Now Mark had a change in his heart, and he came back to support Paul and his ministry. He did not leave him because of what he believed, he left because he wanted to go back to Jerusalem. But this is at the end of Paul’s ministry. He said I am now ready to be offered up and the time of my departure is at hand. There are people that turn on the internet when it is on, and that is their way of attending church services. They are listening now, some of them. They have no church to go to, no fellowship, only the internet. That should speak something to somebody. If people can live on that, we do not have to live on someone else’s energy. The energy is in the body of Christ. Our energy is there, that is where the source of our energy comes from. I was at a funeral home a couple months ago. There was a preacher there that used to associate with us some years ago. I was there, because there were family members that go here, I went because of that, to show respect unto the father even though he did not come here. I thought I would do something, I would go out of my way to shake hands with this certain preacher. I did, I went out of my way, but all the time I was wishing I had not. Then about two weeks ago I got a thing on the internet condemning me and this church: it was concerning my son that got married that week to Marianne. Tim McKay put a rotten thing on the internet concerning that, and concerning the church. He even sent a picture and put it on the internet. How would you like for me to open your book, Tim McKay? I can do it. There was a sister that called me, and said they had been at a picnic. He followed this sister to the restroom and stood outside the door. It scared her, she was a young married woman. People, brothers and sisters, we are in the last days. I went to a restaurant, Cheddar’s, a couple of years ago, and I was sitting there with my wife. This preacher came in, they used to associate with us years ago. He thought he would take over this church. That was his thought. I had it told to me by different people. The preacher had stood against Bro. Jackson. He stood and talked to him after he died and said, now I guess you know who is right. He would not even call Bro. Jackson while he was living: for a year and half, he never even spoke to him. It was Rolf Strommen. Rolf, you made me feel bad when you came by my table and tried to talk. I did not talk to you: you talked to my wife. I did not talk to you, because I know what you did to Bro. Jackson and I take up for my brother. There are brothers here, that tried to get him to change. The last meeting Bro. Jackson had, in the fall before he died, he stood right here and tried to get him to change. All he would ever say was ummm. That was his answer, hummmm. Rolf Strommen, I would not drink a cup of coffee with you. I did not invite you to sit down at my table, and I will not. People, we are at the end time. I say to you Rolf, I caught on to what you were saying in 1997 right here in this pulpit, when you preached on the seven seals. I caught on to you then. I thought maybe I was wrong, and tried to build myself up to it, but then you came back right at the end of the service with the same thing at the end. Then I got your tapes from Canada. The tapes from Canada verified what I had thought, even more so. These people have talked against us, you have preached against us, along with Deva Govender. Paul named names. I can name names. Deva Govender, you caused problems there in South Africa. I do not want to say too much about that, but you thought you would take over this church. Let everybody think you are an apostle, go ahead, keep it up. You and your wife both lied to Bro. Bud and me right here. We knew you were, when you did it. I never asked Bro. Bud to stand up. I never asked these people to stand up. You are not standing with me, because you are not standing for truth. People have made a mockery out of this belief. I know what others have preached. You did not care to call my name, you did not care to call Bro. Bud’s name. This is the first time I have done anything like this. I do not have to keep doing it, because I have more important things to do than that, but I felt there were some things that needed to be straightened out. I remember when Tim McKay was preaching, there was a woman that he depended on to tell him what to preach. Bro. Jackson said, I don’t want any woman telling me what to do. I am not trying to be a smart aleck this morning, but I am saying this, we are living past the time of some things being straightened out. We know what we are doing, and who we are associating with. The thing about it is, we can go too far. Don’t think anything strange, if I happen to meet you somewhere and I walk on the other side of the street, because there is no way I am going to say God bless you. I am not going to be a partaker of your evil deeds. There are others I could mention, but you know who you are. I saw something the other day, someone preaching, which I will not mention the name, but the man condemned me and others, and I thought, how in the world can you listen to this man preach, and how can you even allow him in your pulpit? Sometimes we just have to do things we don’t feel like doing. We just have to do things when we don’t feel like it because of standing for truth. I have to go over my feelings to stand for truth, because I am not that type person. That is all I have to say about that, I am going to dismiss now and let you think about it. I will not purpose to be on this any more. I will just let it have its destined effects.
THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Hebrews 13, which we have up here, I had a question concerning that. It is not really related to the subject but a brother called me, it was something that bothered him and he wanted to know what it was, it was Bro. Phil James. This comes from the 13th chapter of Hebrews. I think I pretty much answered it for him, maybe somebody else would have a question about it. I thought before I go on I will talk about this a little bit, verse 10. “We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.” The tabernacle, at that time, was not a building. The tabernacle was covered with badger skins and dyed red. It was something they moved every time they moved and it was called the tabernacle. They went all the way through the wilderness with that for forty years. They carried that with them and that is where God met. When David wanted to begin to build a building for God, God said I have dwelt in tents, why do you want to build me a building? But then He did O.K. the building of a building, but He said it will not be built in your time David, because you have spilled too much blood, but it will be built in your son’s time. “For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate.” That was the question, why would that be, that He suffered without the gate? “Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.” Which is the new Jerusalem. But He suffered without the gate, we know that, being over to Jerusalem, outside the gate is where He suffered, outside the camp. It said we bear His reproach without the gate, that is what gives the Gentiles an opportunity to be a part of the family of God. Because if He had suffered in Jerusalem, and that is where the Catholics got it, they have it inside the gate. But He suffered without the gate, to give all comers to Him, the opportunity to be children of God, to be Bride people. That is really what it is talking about, to give the Gentiles a chance. The 10th chapter of John, we find that Jesus said, speaking of the sheep, he said other sheep I have and them I must bring, and they shall become one, talking of the Gentile people there. So he really spelled it out as he went along. He did not leave the Gentile people out, in His messages, even though He said He had come for the lost sheep of the house of Israel. I remember the Phoenician woman, which was a Gentile person, that came to him about her daughter that was possessed with demons. Being in the crowd, she began to question Him about the healing of her daughter. He went on as though she was not saying anything. Finally she said, Thou Son of David, have mercy on my daughter. He said to her, it is not fit to give the children’s bread to the dogs, which that is what we were. We are dogs, that is a Jewish word for the Gentile people. How would you have liked for Him to say that to you? But she needed something more than her feelings. Your feelings can just go so far, then you have to forget your feelings and look straight into the plan of God. By doing that, she received her answer, yes Lord, that is right, yes Lord, but the dogs eat the crumbs from the table. So she was willing to take what was left over in order that she might have her prayer answered. Jesus told her then, to go on, her daughter was made whole. We find it was so. These verses here are really speaking, when the Jews made sacrifice they had to take the ashes and stuff without the camp. They took them outside the prominent place where the Jews were, because there were some two million Jews, but they had to be carried outside the camp and dumped. Because of that, the grace of God went outside the camp, and Jesus suffered outside the gate to give us an opportunity to the grace of God, because it was not a Jewish thing, it was a salvation thing. It was a Jewish thing when it was done in the natural, but when it came to the spiritual, then it included us too. So as the song goes, He included me, when He died upon the cross, He included me. I had another question asked, which I have gone over in this message concerning the blood moons. I had another question asked me, what really is the difference in Matthew 24 and Luke 21. Let us look at that a little bit, I will not spend much time on it, because I have other things. Let us look at it a minute and see. Let me go to Matthew 24 first, because this will help answer the rest of it. Verse 27 and 28 is the catching away of the Bride of Christ, especially verse 27. Verse 28 is what they are feasting on at the time before they are carried away, which is the Word of God, but it is the revelation, a true revelation of the Word of God. “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” That is talking to the Bride. That is speaking of the Bride because it is speaking of the catching away of the Bride, as a lightning. As I mentioned the other day, that is a quick thing. The lightning, whenever it shines from east to west, it is over quickly. When the Bride is caught away, it will be a quick thing, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump. The trumpet will sound and the dead in Christ will rise first. It may be five minutes before the Bride is caught away, I don’t want to get into this thing that there are going to be a lot of happenings after the dead is raised. I know it has been said, and I have even said it myself, somebody may touch you on the shoulder, but we do not know that for sure. There is no known answer to it, to what will happen, the only concern is, that the bride be ready. When that trumpet sounds, then the dead in Christ will rise first, but then it says we will be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air. This is speaking of that verse there. Verse 28 says, “Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” Wheresoever the carcase is, wheresoever the Word of God is, the Word, speaks of the flesh killed meat.