Preached December 11–25, 2016
In the last edition, Bro. Allen was going over the scriptures which let us see the rapture of the Bride of Christ will come before the tribulation begins. We are picking up now where he left off.
Changed in the Twinkling of an Eye
In my last message I touched on something that may not seem to be a part of the message, but really it is. I am looking at the rapture. I have some more scriptures I will go over on this topic. I was thinking about something I heard this week on the television. There was a certain program that came on and Jonathan Cahn was on it. He was talking about a Jewish wedding which is typed in Jesus’ illustration about the marriage supper. As we look at that, I thought I would deal with that a little bit, from the scriptures, to see what is promised for the saints of God in this hour. I am going to start my reading in Matthew 25. I was in Matthew 24:27-21 before, talking about one being taken and one left, and showing you that there are two different comings. Remember that. That is not a single coming of the Lord. There are two comings. It said, “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 the first coming, when he comes to take his Bride home. It will happen in a flash. The next coming is when he returns with his Bride to rule and reign. That is not going to be in a flash, because that coming is a twenty four hour event when it encircles the whole earth. Every eye shall see. But for the Bride it will be quick. As the lightning shines from the east to the west: lightning is quick. That is your exit from this earth, the quickness of this resurrection. Paul explains it in the same way as Jesus explained it in the Matthew 24:39 verse. “And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” They knew not: that talking about the final coming because he is talking about the flood there, how it takes them all away. That is going to be an earth shattering event whenever this happens. But it goes on to say in the 40th verse, “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” This shows farming. There is going to be a farmer that goes. “Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” Look at what he is looking at. He is looking at this endtime when there are women factory workers. That is the job they have in this endtime in order to survive. It is not grinding like they used to but it is factory work. He said two, so there is more than one grinding. One is a believer and another is an unbeliever that is working with them. When Bro. William Branham spoke on this, some people had done give up their jobs. They said that they were not going to work anymore because they had enough to last until the Lord came. Then Bro. William Branham said, “if you are digging tatters, keep digging tatters.” He meant potatoes, of course. Busying ourselves with things that is going to keep our mind off of things of the world, it shows that there is a people that are going to be busy, they are not just going to be sitting around, waiting. They are going to be busying themselves about something. He is making it definite how it will happen. You can see how it will be: one taken and the other left. It is as the lightning. What does Paul say? “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, we shall be changed.” Whenever he said it that way, he is saying it is like the lightning. Somebody said, “I want to know how I am being changed.” I just want to be changed. It is only going to take an instant. You are not going to know it even what is going on. It just happens and you are changed. This body will not even realize what has happened, it will be so quick. We will not be thinking about it. We are just going to be living right, according to the word of God, that we may receive that change.
Wise and Foolish Virgins
Matthew 25:1. “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.” That is showing that those who go to the wedding supper is going to be a group of people. He expresses it as ten, five will be foolish and five will be wise. So it is a group. It is going to happen the world over wherever believers are. I mean those that believe this word that we have heard for a number of years now. It started out with a prophet. But it did not end there. If you were living in that time and the Lord took you home, you are just required for what you had then. You were only responsible to the degree of revelation and understanding God had brought to light at that time. Our revelation has grown. When Bro. Jackson went to explain the Godhead, we were more able to understand it. Then we became responsible for that. The explanation was that Jesus is not God. Jesus said I and my Father are one. That takes it to Matthew 1:23. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Now God was with us in Jesus. God is with us today in His word. The word is Christ, the hope of glory. So people have interpreted that as Jesus was God. He was not God, He was the Son of God. He said, I and my father are one. In John 17 he goes ahead to say, “that they may be one as we are one.” What is He saying there? He is saying that the church may be in one accord, one body, one spirit, one Lord, and one God. That is what it says in the 1st Corinthians 12 and in Ephesians 4. One Lord, one Spirit, one God and Father of us all. So if it says one Lord and one God, it is still the same thing. “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.” Then. I remember Bro. Jackson going over this and he went over the thens that are in here. Then talks about a certain time. We are in Then. We are in the end of Then. “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.” See? This would have happened years ago in the early 1960’s. This began to happen in 1963 when the seals were preached. This is when the foolish virgins separated. They did not receive the message, “come out of her my people.” They heard it but they did not get it.
There are people today who think you can associate with anything. That is not so according to the truth we have heard. Do not fool with the worldly things. Do not connect yourself with it. People sometimes are so family oriented to where they just cannot let go. It has been hard on some here. But God is the chooser. It is not our choice. We cannot take one person out and cannot put one person in. When I was thinking about this, I was thinking about Saul, whenever he brought forth Agag, what was he going to do with him? He was commanded to even kill the cattle. But Samuel, when he hears it, Saul said, I have obeyed the Lord. What is this lowing of the cattle I hear in my ears? This thing is getting close, getting close to the flesh. Saul thought he would pull one over. He was not expecting Samuel to say what he did. Saul had to come up with an excuse. “Oh, I will make a sacrifice for the Lord out of cattle.” Unclean cattle. This goes a lot further than what we think it does. What did Paul say? Touch not the unclean thing. We could go deeper in this, but I think you understand. In this endtime, our lives are more than just living in the flesh. There is that spirit life that does not connect with the world. It do not connect. Saul, the last thing he does is to say, “Pray for me.” Samuel prayed and left. What does it say? He never sees him anymore. He is never connected to him anymore. He is dismissed. This is past. He goes off and cries. He cries all night. But he never sees him again.
Five of them were wise and five were foolish. He did not stop there. “They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them.” No oil, just lamps. They had oil in them at one time because it said they had gone out. They had to have had some. “But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.” A supply. They took that revelation with them. That oil, revelation, that spirit filled revelation, they took it with them, they did not lay it down. They did not turn it aside. They did not spill it. “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.” Some slumbered, some slept, some died, that is what he is talking about. Because they were waiting, the slumber was a time of” waiting. They had the oil, but they were waiting for something. They were waiting for a voice. They were waiting for a cry. They were waiting for that prophetic message, that eagle of the endtime. “And at midnight there was a cry made, (What did the cry do? It said, “Come out of her my people, that ye be not partaker of her sins.” Come out of that Baptist church, that Methodist church, that Catholic system, that old pope. The pope said that Jesus and His parents were homeless people. But he went further. He said they were like Muslim Jihadists. What I will say about the pope is this: you are a slow belly. That is a scriptural name for what? Serpent seed. You are a devil, dressed up in something that you will wish you had never worn. Do you know what a slow belly is? It is the same thing that happened to the serpent whenever his arms and legs left him, he crawled away. They are making him to look like something. The Catholic Church has built a great observatory out in Graham Mountain in Arizona. They are looking for aliens. It is not aliens they will find, but devils. They named the observatory Lucifer. Come out of her my people, he said.) Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” Did he say, come in to meet him? No, go out to meet him. He is not in these churches. You have to go out. Whenever you go out, you come to Revelation 3:19. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” We go through things, terrible things sometimes. Sometimes it is things to shape us. We have a lot of plans. I have plans. You have plans. But sometimes our plans are halted for a reason. Why? We are not our own boss. We have to give way because there is a boss higher than us. He is the one that runs the ship. He is the chief engineer. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: (See? He is standing there. He was standing at that Methodist door. He was standing at that Baptist door, that Catholic door, that Pentecostal door, that UPC door, every one of these church doors, because they shut him out. Whenever it all comes to a climax, they will be with that Catholic system that will kill people. There are countries today where the Catholics work with the Communists to kill people. What the Muslim’s are doing today, the Catholic church once did the same. What did it say, “Behold I cast her children in a bed, and they that commit fornication with this Jezebel. I gave her space to repent.” He is talking about that Catholic system. “I gave her space.” He did. Then the Methodists and the Lutherans and others, they heard a message that pulled them away from that system, Luther’s message pulled them away. Wesley did too. But what did they do? They did not follow on. If they had, they would have got rid of that trinity doctrine. It was not Luther’s fault. It was not Wesley’s fault. They were just responsible for their time that they were in. People came out of those systems then and became a part of the Bride of Christ, as you will see one day. God, if we can look at it in the right way, God has got the cream of the crop here at the endtime, the icing on the cake. That is what we are. Why? We have a full truth to stand on because we are learning. What did He say? Come and learn of me, I am meek and lowly. Behold, I stand at the door and knock…) if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” It is an individual walk in this hour, but we are joined together. “To him that overcometh (Overcome what? When they hear the knock, when they hear the voice. He wants fellowship. This is what it tells me. He wants fellowship. He wants fellowship when we are at home. He wants us to feel Him. They say, well it is not all in feeling. Feeling goes a long way sometimes whenever you are down, and you need lifting up. It is good to feel him. As a sister came in the door of the church, she said, “I am just so happy to be here.” She said it to me two or three times. “I am just so glad, I feel so good this morning, so glad to be here.” Here is your promise, to him that overcometh…) will I grant to sit with me in my throne, (He is talking about His throne which is worldwide. If His throne would be in Jerusalem, His Spirit goes to the rest of the world, to where we feel the same thing and we are anointed by the same Spirit that He is, and we have the same knowledge. He has said, “Open the door, let us sup together.”) even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” What does the Father do? He delegates his authority to his son. What does his son do? He delegates the authority unto the body of Christ. That is why it says, “Christ in you.” It is the anointing in you. Christ in you, the hope of glory. What God was, He has put in Christ, and what Christ was, He has put in the church. We are all one in the name of Jesus Christ. That is why we are baptized in His name, so that we may have fellowship with Him, because we have become a part of Him. As Paul said, “We are bone of His bone, and flesh of His flesh,” when he talked about the wedding supper in Ephesians 5. Let me read this again, “To him that overcometh will I grant sit with me in my throne, (See? The throne is His in the Millennium, the Father has entrusted Him with that. You find that in 1st Corinthians, 15th chapter.) even as I also overcame, (He is telling us here “As I overcame, you can overcome, that we may be able to sit together in the throne of God with Christ.” That is what He is saying. Sit with me in my throne, as I overcame…) and am set down with my Father in his throne.” It is all one big happy family, the family of God. I love this family of God. Then He said, “He that hath an ear, (Do you have ears? Can you hear God speak to you. He says, come up a little higher. Move up a little more.) let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” That is why we come to church, to hear from him. He said, learn of me. That is why we gather, that is why saints listen online, that is why The Contender is read: to learn of Him. If you can understand these things, it will give you joy.
John 14:1. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” That is Jesus speaking. “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” The preparation was done on the cross. He has not been up there laying down golden streets, we are the ones doing that. What is Revelation 21 talking about? It is talking about the Bride of Christ. Do you believe that? Do you believe we are making up that street, that golden street that is transparent like glass. Gold there is a different color. “In my Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you.” In the 3rd chapter of Revelation, what did he say? “Sup with me.” That is the building process, it is a good process when we sup with him. What are you doing? You are enjoying your salvation. Whenever you are supping with Him, it takes all the sarcasm away, all the ill feelings, all the mully-grubs. “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” What He is talking about is a wedding. Jonathan Cahn was talking about a Jewish wedding. I had heard this years ago, but not all the details as he gave them. A young Jewish man, he does not even make the choice who he is marrying. His father does. That is just like God. Then that young Jewish man makes a choice. He sends out an invitation for the girl to be betrothed to him. She has to accept it. She has to accept the invitation. He sends out the wedding invitation. Many are called, but few are chosen. He sends out this invitation and if she accepts, they drink a glass of wine. Then he does not see her any more for a year. He contacts her and communicates with her, but he does not see her. What is he doing? He is building a place for them to live in. Did you know a young Jewish man, if he gets married and is in the army, there is a whole year that he is let out of that army? One whole year. You see, this is still honored in Israel today. What happens while he is building their home? She is getting herself ready. He sends her gifts. I am describing a Jewish wedding and courtship. That is what Jesus is talking about in Matthew 25. She takes these gifts, this is a part of her acceptance. Then she waits. She knows it is going to be a year because he has gone to prepare a place. He said, I will come and get you in a year. This is a Jewish custom. At the end of that year, she sees the lights coming, she hears the wedding procession. She puts her lamp in the window. She trims her lamp and puts it in the window because she is saying, “I have accepted.” She hears him coming down the street. As she does, what does she do? She arises, makes sure her garments are ready. This is the greatest day she has ever had on earth. She has changed her clothing. Finally, he arrives. She does not know what day or what hour he would arrive, but she just kept listening for the coming. When that year is up, she does not know exactly which day, it may be a day or two different, but she is ready. She is ready!!! When he arrives, she goes out to meet him. She gets in the carriage with him. They go on a honeymoon for seven days. Seven days. This is a Jewish wedding. Then they come back. That is the wedding vow of a Jewish wedding, which Jesus is talking about here. “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”
Go back to Matthew 25:6. “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” This was the message. This was 1963. What happened then? The door of the churches are closed to Christ. He stands at the door and knocks then for that individual. It is an individual now. He that sups with me, I will sup with him. “Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.” That is when those foolish virgins realized that something was wrong, something was missing, we must do something about this. This happened in 1963 into 1964. The Catholic church in South Bend, in Canada, in their schools, and in their colleges, they began to speak in tongues. Nuns began to speak in tongues. Then foolish virgins went out to those denominations and began to hunt for oil there, because it appeared the spirit was moving in those places. I wonder why it did not last? Because there was no repentance, there was no getting away from that thing. They held on and you cannot hold on to the past and expect anything for the future. These things have already happened and what is next? The door is going to be closed. Get in little children, come on. The pool can be filled. Come on little children, get on board. “But the wise answered, saying, Not so; (Back in 2008 those that left did not walk away from me, they walked away from truth. Why? The answer may make some mad. The truth was not in you. You had your eyes on a man just like in the 1960’s. They had their eyes on a man. I remember being in a place eating with Bro. Jackson. This was in 1983, and some of the people from the Tabernacle came up and met us. They began to say, “Bro. Branham is coming back, he is coming back.” Bro. Jackson said, “1977 is already past.” They replied, “according to us it is not passed.” It was 1983 and they were still looking for 1977 and most of them are dead now. I may be judging, but the rest of them are spiritually dead. You have no life in you, you are just walking skeletons because you are empty. You entrails are gone, the inside that would cry out for help is already missing. The wise answered, saying, not so. The Bible says not to have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Do you understand what I mean?) lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And 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.” Before the Bride leaves here, the door will be shut. It will be. Could it be that it is closing now? Someone had a dream and gave it to me, that it was ready to close. After it closed, it opened again and all that came out of it was caskets. Because that was all that was left. We are in the endtime this morning. They that were ready went in with him to the marriage and the door was shut. Jesus is saying something here, it is not a pleasant thing. It is not a pleasant thing to see family members and people that used to be your friends walk away from truth. One day the door will be shut and no more will be able to enter.
I had already gone over Zephaniah 2:1-2, Isaiah 24, Isaiah 4, and many more places in Isaiah, but I want to go continue looking at those scriptures. Much of Isaiah’s writing is on the endtime and the Millennium. So, for the rest of this series of message we are going to go continue to look at the rapture, and then beyond that. I know I have already ready preached many messages under this title, but we can just keep going in this because there is so much in it. Where do you stop in the word of God? There is enough there to keep us until the end, and then beyond. I went into Revelation 4 in the last message. The 4th chapter is really pertaining to the Bride of Christ as John is taken away and he is carried up. First he is shown the church ages, then he is caught up. When he sees the four beasts, then those twenty-four elders, he was one of them. Maybe he did not recognize himself, being an old man like that, because he would have seen a younger man. Because he started out very young with Christ and was ninety years old or more at the time he wrote the Book of Revelation. So, he had a good long life. He had a lot of persecutions. He was boiled in hot oil, yet he survived that. Because God had another message for him, which was the book of Revelation. You had different ones that followed John: Polycarp and others. But the message began to wane. It began to go into a political sphere. That did not come from John. I would have to say in this hour, woe be unto the people that would not follow the teachings of what we have heard, coming from a prophet, and an apostle. But you begin to see that they will go astray as you go on into Matthew 24. The Lord does not speak well of those who go astray at the end.
The Evil Servant Shall Say: My Lord Delayeth His Coming
Matthew 24:40, “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” Then he tells you to watch. “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” That is a warning there. If he had known, but he did not know. We do know, we are children of light. We are not the children of darkness. Then He goes ahead to say, “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?” Which connects back to the 28th verse. That is what it is, meat in due season. “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.” In other words, in the Millennium, he is going to be ruler over all His goods. It is going to be delegated authority by Jesus Christ. The Bride of Jesus Christ is going to know what to do in that Millennium time. They are going to know exactly what to do because they have their instructions already. Part of it we are learning now. And then the marriage supper is going to give further insight into what is expected. It is not that Jesus Christ is going to be some kind of overbearing ruler, but He is going to be an instructor. When He instructs, when he delegates responsibilities to his Bride, He will not have to be an overseer of it. That is why He said this, “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if (IF) that evil servant shall say in his heart, (He does not have to speak it openly.) My lord delayeth his coming. (That is the same thing it says in 2nd Peter 3:1-8. That is all he has to do. Then what does it say.) And shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, (Is he just going down the aisle, smiting people? No. He is going to smite them with words. They are going to talk against truth. We have more than you have. We have more preachers than you have. They did at one time, now they cannot get along.) and to eat and drink with the drunken; (They begin to mingle with the world. That is what it is whenever they begin to pull away. They dress wrong. They look like everything but a Christian. Some of them that have left us have even joined up with the Amish. These verses are being fulfilled by those who have left truth.) The lord of that servant (See? At one time he was serving the Lord, to a certain extent. There was always something in the back of his mind. I am talking about a servant. There was always something in the back of his mind that he wanted more. “They do not give me the attention that they should. I am not as popular as I should be, they do not brag on me enough.” The lord of that servant…) shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, (See? He has already said he has delayed his coming, so he is not looking for him. Shall come in a day when he is not looking for him,) and in an hour that he is not aware of.” What is it that the Bible says? We are children of light, we are children of the day, and that coming will not catch us unaware. We are not in the same category as these wicked servants. “And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” That is not funny. That will not be a fun day. That is not a fun hour.
The Millennium Begins during the Third Day
Read more in the August 2010 edition of The Contender: The Third Day
I will go back to Hosea. Who is God talking to here? He is not talking to the Bride. He is talking to Israel. 5th chapter, 14th verse. “For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.” There has been about two thousand years of time that passed. Up until 1948. That was the beginning of Israel becoming a nation. Since that time, everything that goes wrong in the Middle East has been blamed on them. They are blamed today because they are not seeking peace with the Arabs, but they have. You cannot have peace with that Muslim religion. There is no way you can have peace with them unless you are one of them; it does not work. It is like water and oil, they just do not mix. “I will go and return to my place”, in other words, he is withdrawing His spirit away from them and back unto His domain. But in that time that he has been withdrawn from them, He has been dealing with a Bride people for two thousand years. Why did that happen? What does it say in Matthew 22? He makes a wedding for His Son, but none of the guests would come. Go into the highways and hedges, and compel guests to come in. In other words, the Holy Spirit has grabbed people’s hearts. He brought in a Gentile people to fill the seats. “I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.” It has not really happened yet. They are there in the land, but their revival has not come because it was not time. Everything is timed out by God. In their affliction they will seek me early. “Come and let us return unto the Lord: (This is Israel talking.) for he hath torn, (That is what He said He would do. To Ephraim, He was a lion. To Judah he was a young lion. Even I will tear and go away. Come and let us return unto the Lord, for he hath torn: it is looking now to the revival. Because it is them saying, “he hath torn.” He said, “I will tear and go away.” But there they are looking at their circumstance, for he hath torn…) and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.” That is all their revival. As you look into the 14th chapter of Zechariah, you will see how Israel goes and they begin to mourn for Him. “After two days will he revive us; (Right there, two days, count it out, two days. We are living in the after. What are you going to do? Keep stretching it? To a lot of people, it is just like a rubber band. If you stretch this out until the time come for seventieth week of Daniel, you have gone too far. After two days, he will revive us. They will have their revival. Those two prophets, some of them call them teachers. They are not teachers, they are prophets. They are going to go back to this part of scripture, just like they will to the last part of Ezekiel. They will be men that will know what the temple is to look like. As I have said before, that place is going to be leveled off. After two days he will revive us…) in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.” Then it will be Millennium, when they live in his sight. They are in that third day now, but they do not know it. The third day began about twelve years ago. I hope you understand that.
Let’s go to Isaiah 24:22-23. “And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days (This thing that happened to the Jewish people was like a prison house. They were made to live under other gods, other nations. The other day I seen in Denmark they are going to stop anybody under eighteen years from being circumcised. They are closing in a little all the time on the Jewish people. This is one of the things that Jews do from Abraham. This is one of the things they feel they have to do as children of Abraham. After many days…) shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, (It is the same thing you read in Matthew 24. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. Whenever those four different times of the blood moons come, the critics said, “See there, nothing happened.” That was not this scripture, but another. What does this scripture say? What does Matthew 24 say? It says they refuse to shine. If they refuse to shine, you will not see a blood moon. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed…) when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, (when He comes back) and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously. Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.”
God Overshadows Israel in the Millennium
Isaiah 4:1. Those that left us say I was all wrong about this. “And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.” See? Polygamy happens one more time, but it is not just somebody living together. There is a marriage that takes place. There has to be marriage to take on somebody’s name. This will not last all through the Millennium, but it will be in the start, and mostly in the Middle East is where it will be necessary. They are saying, “We will do our own job, we will earn our own living, only let us be married to take away our reproach. Why? Because of repopulation. What does the second verse say? “In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, (What day is that? The Millennium. The Bride of Jesus Christ will be ruling and reigning in this part. In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious. It says the same thing: in that day.) and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem.” In that day. He is talking about the same day as he goes on. “When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.” When He shall have gotten rid of wickedness of the tribulation period through burning and judgement. “And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle (there shall be a temple, as we have gone over) for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, (That is God’s overshadowing. What did He just say? I have something I will show you later on. There shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat. What is He talking about in the 5th verse? The Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat…) and for a place of refuge, and for a cover from storm and from rain.” In other words, God will be Israel’s protector. That is what He is saying. From the storm and from the rain. Can you see the 4th chapter a little better and a little plainer? It is all in that day. It is not now. Where is that woman out there in the world today that wants to do this? In that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying we will eat our own bread and wear our own apparel, only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach. This cannot be today. They feel no reproach today. There is only one people that do not want to be a reproach today, and that is the true believer. Even the church world does not care. Women preachers out there in their tight pants and low cut dresses, men who are so evil, preaching. I saw one the other day, preaching, he had on tight pants, he did not have any socks on. They were short pants. I think women used to call them pedal pushers. It just irks you. Their short sleeves are short and arms with tattoos, muscular. If that is all that God has got, which it is not, I would not want it. If that is the church of the living God, I do not want it.
Isaiah 35:1, “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” That is because of God’s canopy. All they need is water. What do you think is going to help that desert bloom? Ezekiel 47 has the answer: whenever that earthquake comes and opens up the Mount of Olives, then the river will flow both ways from sea to sea, with pure water. Clean water to water the desert. Somewhere under Jerusalem today there is a well of water waiting for God to remove its cork. “It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.” In other words, they are going to respond to the blessings of God. “Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.” That is talking to Israel there. Paul is talking to the church the same words, the same words to the church because the blessings on Israel are natural. The blessings on the church are spiritual. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. It comes from within, the blessing. “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.” When they go into the Millennium, the people that have problems will be healed. This is mainly talking of Israel here, but it is going to reach out into the other nations as well, because the blessings of God cannot be harbored in one little place. Israel is not big enough. But from Israel it will spring forth, from Zion. “Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, (There is going to be some healings take place among the ones that are left, especially among the Jews.) and the tongue of the dumb sing: (They have their voice back.) for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.” What did Abraham do when he ran out of water? He dug a well. The water is already there. It will spring forth out of the ground and they will know how to harbor it. They already know. Seventy percent of Israel’s water that is used is regathered and put into big pools. They irrigate with it. “And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. And an highway shall be there, (This is a spiritual walk, a highway shall be there.) and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.” That is talking about that day when the Lord is bringing everything back. The foolish man, the one who has not known too much, will be healed. The tongues that have never talked shall speak. The eyes that have never seen shall be healed. The ears shall be unstopped. It just makes us glad to think about it. What about the Bride? She is going to be over it all. She is going to see it all. She is going to see those miracles because she is going to be a part of it. She is not going to need the miracles for herself, but she is going to a part of it because she is going to be over this world, over this land. Delegated out by Jesus Christ. “No lion shall be there, (That is talking about in the highway.) nor any ravenous beast shall go thereof, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there.” The redeemed of Israel. It has been preached for years and years that this is something that is happening now, but it will not happen now. It will happen in the Millennium. “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs (That Jewish nation shall return to Zion with songs.) and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” This will last right on through the Millennium into the Eternal Age, nonstop. In the Eternal Age, everyone will have eternal life. There will be no more growing old.
|Cloud of dust and rain ‘act of G-d’ to save Israel from ISIS Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/16 09:07 According to the Mirror, A huge storm which stopped on the border between Syria and Israel was “unable” to enter Israel’s Golan Heights region. The storm was allegedly “sent by G-d” to protect Israel from ISIS. It is believed that the storm occurred last Thursday, December 1, at around 8am. Israel News Online wrote on Facebook, “A weather phenomenon occurred at 8am Thursday on the other side of the Syrian border, in the same place where ISIS attacked Israel. “This strange storm of what appears to be dust, cloud and rain did NOT cross the border fence into Israel. It sat like a barrier between ISIS and Israel.” One Facebook user replied: Absolutely the divine intervention of God protecting Israel. Amen!” Other more cynical viewers disagreed, adding: “Actually, sorry to be boring, but it’s simply a weather phenomenon.” ButIsrael News Online hit back almost immediately, writing: “Yes it is of course. Now do we ask who controls the weather? Whatever the cause it sat between ISIS and Israel and did not enter Israel.” Bro. Allen shared this news story and video with the church after preaching this message.|
Let us go to Isaiah 40. “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.” God has put upon Israel double their sins. It would be like getting down to pray and never getting an answer, never have a problem solved. It is like going through a holocaust without an answer. You see in Revelation 6, the fifth seal, they begin to cry, how long O Lord dost thou not avenge our blood upon those that have afflicted us. They do not yet have white robes when this is spoken, but they do now. White robes were given to every one of them. God eased their burden. All that they had gone through, through the ages of time, God answered. “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, (which is John) Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people are grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” All the kingdoms of the earth pass away. The only kingdom that has been snuffed out and has been revived has been Israel.
Go to Isaiah 66. “O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!” Obama, and other men, have tried to force a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians. It is not going to work. The village of Amona, they are talking of uprooting them, even Netanyahu is, because it is in the west bank. The U.N. says they cannot build there anymore. “Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” This goes with Isaiah 49 where it said that kings and queens will carry them in their arms. “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed the spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?” Who has? Who has taught him? “With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.”
New Heavens & New Earth
I want to go to Isaiah 65:17. “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: (That will be a process. It will not take place in one day, it will be a process. The Millennium is a process. It will be a progressive thing. We know at the start of the Millennium, this will not instantly be fulfilled, because the Bible speaks in Isaiah chapters 13 and 24 about what the start of the Millennium will be like. After Armageddon there will be few men left. The world is going to be sparsely populated whenever the Millennium begins. But God is beginning the process of bringing the world back at that time. Behold I create a new heaven and a new earth. Whenever I was in the Methodist church, back in that time, they thought God was just going to get rid of this earth and the heavens, and he would start all over with something else. No. He is going to renew it. At one time it was destroyed by flood, but even before that there was an Ice Age that destroyed it. But God brought it back in time, and after He rested on the seventh day, He looked at everything and said, “It is good.” At that time it was good. Then God created man and woman and put them upon the earth. They were unaware that they were even naked. In that knowledge, they were like the animals of the field, because they did not look at each other in a lustful way, like it is today. But they looked at each other as just human beings, with no guilt. There was no guilt in Adam and Eve until sin came. Then when sin came, that brought the guilt. Because God created in man a knowledge. Then He put in him a knowledge of good and evil after they sinned. That is the reason why Adam and Eve recognized they were naked and they hid before God. Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth…) and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” See? That goes all the way into the Eternal Age. There is still a remembrance of things during the Millennium. There is animal sacrifice, and it is all in remembrance that man was fallen. But when you come to the Eternal Age, man’s mind is changed. The Bride of Christ will be changed. You will not look at things like you do now. You will still recognize one another, but you have done passed from death unto life. This body is alive with the spirit that is in you. The Bride is all changed whenever the rapture happens. But then you have a world full of natural people going into the Millennium, who were not changed into glorified bodies. Then as you go along in the Millennium, then things begin to happen, and begin to happen. When you get closer to the end of the Millennium, then you have that last rebellion against God, Gog and Magog rise up and come up against Jerusalem, but God puts a quick stop to it and destroys them all. After that, it is time for the final judgement. He raises everybody from the dead that has ever lived. Then it is time for second death, which the wicked will go into. When they go into that second death, then you come to Revelation 21. In the first part of it, it talks about all the wicked being taken out of the world, that man once was in, then you at last have a perfect world, a new heaven and a new earth. The former things are passed away, behold I make all things new. He said “Behold I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” That is talking of everybody. They will not even come into mind, they are erased. It is God’s ability to be able to erase it. Even the Bride, when she is taken away from here, the former things are passed away. It is erased. You do not go to heaven with a bunch of sad things on your mind. Jesus said, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, I will give you rest.” But this is a different rest. “But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for; behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.” That takes you all the way into the Eternal Age, because there will be weeping in the Millennium. A man and woman that has an unruly child, God gives the child a hundred years to grow up and be a righteous person. After that hundred years, if they have not learned their lesson, it says the child shall die at a hundred years. If they have not learned their lesson, then the mother and father are brought before a Supreme Court and the mom and dad has to take the child and thrust him through. We see that in Zechariah 13:3. Do you think they will be crying when they do that? Do you think they have no feeling? But when you come to the Eternal Age, there will be no more death. I will read that 19th verse again. “And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.” This is the same thing, both of them a hundred years, the same thing. “And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat; for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord; and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” See? It is not going to be a prayer line. Before they even speak it, I will hear. “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together; and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat.” That is going into the Eternal Age. God did not lose the serpent. The serpent in the garden was changed. But God does not lose anything. The devil cannot defeat God. The mind of God is greater than the devil. It talks about that in the Bible, that the devil meant to do evil, but God turned it into good. All things work together for good to them that love the Lord, to them that are called according to His purpose. If we look at it right, it will all work to our good, our benefit. Dust shall be the serpent’s meat. He will still be there. He will still be there when the Eternal Age comes, but he will still be eating bugs. “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.” His holy mountain, to the Jews, is Jerusalem, but “in all His holy mountain,” what is that? The Bride of Jesus Christ. That is what John sees coming down. He sees things that look like beautiful mansions. Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you.” The mansions are people. What does the Bible say? You are the temple of the Holy Ghost. God lives in many mansions, and we are the mansions he lives in.
Missionaries of God
Let’s go on into Isaiah 66:19. “And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.” This is talking about people that have not seen His glory, that have not heard of His glory. He is going to send them as missionaries. This will happen during the Millennium, not now. It will done be done by Jim Baker’s program, or John Hagee. Those people are so blind, there are no glasses that will help them see. They just do not have it. They have lost it. What they had, they have lost. What they once saw, they have lost. Television ministry has just become programs for money, for gathering in whatever they can to build a great name for themselves. “And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord. For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord. And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: (This is the Millennium. The dead bodies of the wicked will lay out there and they will stink. Their skin worms will eat them, along with the ravenous beasts and birds. So, as we look here, you know the Bible, from one place to the other, does not lose its connection. Most of the scriptures I will use in the remainder of this message are from what man calls “the minor prophets”. But whenever I look at it, they are not minor. They have major understanding. They just did not prophesy very long. But most of them that I have here would be in the time of Kingdom of Judah. They shall go forth and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me…) for their worm shall not die, (In other words, they are dead as far as the body is concerned, but in hell, the rich man lifted up his eyes, being in torment. That worm is remorse. Just to think about it, laying there in darkness, with the flesh rotting off their bodies. Then that remorse, that worm, as it says here: their worm shall not die. That is sorrow in their conscience. See? They have two deaths to die. The wicked are still alive hell in right now.) neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.” That makes us want to live right, because no one wants to go there. We want to see what is on the other side.
Now we will go to Genesis 8:20. “And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.” This is after the flood is over with. He did not wait a long time after getting off the ark to offer this sacrifice because he knew that God had preserved that seventh clean animal for some reason. God loves numbers, if they are the right numbers. “And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; (See? He takes the curse off the ground. It is coming back today from north to south, from east to west.) for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. (This is a promise of God.) But while the earth remaineth, (That goes on into the Eternal Age because the earth is going to still be here.) seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” That goes all the way into the Eternal Age. You may say “Well, I read over there in 21st chapter of Revelation where there will be no night.” That verse is talking about Bride people. That is what the whole story is about, it is about the Bride. You will not need a flashlight. You will not need sleep. The things of this natural world will no longer affect you in that way.
The Millennial Kingdom
Let’s go to Micah 4:1 now. “But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.” It will be established, it will be built. You see the temple in Revelation 11. It is going to be built. “And many nations shall come and say, Come, and let us go unto the mountain of the Lord, (This is in time of Christ’s kingdom, which is the Millennium. Remember, we have two kingdoms, Christ’s kingdom and God’s kingdom after that. God’s kingdom will be the Eternal Age.) and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” This is the Millennium. This is to the natural people of the earth who live in the Millennium. “And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; (This is to the natural people, not to the glorified people. This is something personal God offers to each one.) and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.” This is all going to be cut out as far as gods are concerned, they will be cut out. “In that day, saith the Lord, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; (talking of the Jews) And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever. And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.” See? He is talking about the kingdom. It Is a future kingdom, in the Millennium.
I want to go to Matthew 6:8 next. “Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. (Now listen to this prayer.) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. (They have sung that song, they have prayed that prayer without even knowing what they were talking about. It has become a standby, something easy, without knowing what they are talking about.) Thy kingdom come. (He is talking about the Eternal Age there. Jesus is praying to the Father, listen to what He says.) Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (This will never be until the Eternal Age. I have not spoken to much on the Eternal Age yet, but we will see some scriptures on that now. Then He goes ahead and tells them how to give thanks.) Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. (He is talking forgiving people when they do us wrong.) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” Jesus did not just pitch out words there. The disciples did not understand what He was saying, neither did I until I got into looking at this because the key is, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. It cannot be that way until after the rebellion of wicked mankind. Gog and Magog will come against Jerusalem one more time, that old atheistic spirit, at the end of the Millennium. God will defeat it without firing a shot. Man will have done beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. There will be no atomic weapons, they were destroyed. God knows what to do with them. He will bury those things because they will not be needed. God will just send fire down from heaven, like a bolt of lightning, and destroy those who come up against Jerusalem.
A New Creature
I have another scripture now, 2nd Corinthians 5:17. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” See? He is talking about the inward man. We still have the body, the body that has committed sin. We still have that, but the spirit is renewed, day by day. “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, (See? It is all reconciling us to God by Jesus Christ.) and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, (or witness) that God was in Christ, (He did not just stop there. This should say something to somebody, but it looks like it did not to a lot of people. God was in Christ…) reconciling the world unto himself, (which will be completed when the Eternal Age begins. It is to bring back. It reconciles it. It bring it back into a perfect state like it would have been in the Garden of Eden if sin had never entered. God is going to do away with sin. The very thought of sin will be removed. There will be no more sinful thoughts because the devil is gone. He is not just tied down in the Eternal Age: he is gone.) not imputing their trespasses unto them; (not remembering them. He will not remember what you did when you were a sinner. But God in Christ has reconciled us unto God. Here to witness that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself. Not imputing their trespasses unto them…) and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: (God worked through Christ, through His death, burial, and resurrection, to bring us back in our minds, in our hearts, in our spirits, unto himself. Man has a spirit, but then God’s spirit comes in and the spirit of man is subject unto God by Jesus Christ. Now we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: it is the same thing. It is the same word. The anointed word is the same as if God were here speaking. You go all the way to the top, you do not bypass Jesus Christ, but you go through Him unto the Father, because He hears your petition. Jesus is our Mediator, He mediates. He is our lawyer. He is our doctor.) we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, (Who made him to be sin for us? God did. Jesus left himself out of the matter. He just followed and obeyed. He followed Him into death. Then on the cross He cried out, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” But in another place, He said, “For this cause was I brought into the world.” The only cause was to reconcile man back to God. It took a perfect sacrifice, not a wimpy little man. No, He took the cross like a man, went before the judges and all them at that time as though He were a lamb, headed for slaughter. They put a lamb upon the altar and that priest has to slay that lamb. There he waits until he bleeds out. I remember an article a few years ago. Someone claimed they found Jesus’ blood in a crevice where it ran down from the cross, and the blood was still liquefied. People look for that kind of thing. There were some that were still with us at that time: you were fooled. You thought it was real. That is idiotic. Jesus rose, what did He do? He took the blood to the Father. He became sin, who knew no sin. He became sin for us.) that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” In Christ. In Him.
Micah Speaks of the Millennium
Let’s go back to Micah 5:7. “And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thy hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: (Talking of the Millennium.) Thy graven images also will I cutoff, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands. And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities. And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.” He is getting ready to do just that. It is later than what we think.
One more place I will go to. Micah 7:18-20. “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our father from the days of old.” Then you are in the Millennium. He is going to put all that behind him. They have the temple to build. Could that happen in the next year? We have to be ready. Are you ready? We have to be waiting because He said, “When you see all these things begin to come to pass, then lift up your heads, your redemption is drawing near.” What we are seeing in this time could very well be the beginning of it all. There is great turmoil in the Middle East. There are many preachers who preach about the endtime, but they do not know where to place it. They do not know what is coming. They are looking for a revival, a great revival such as never has been. The revival is over, and the door is closing. They missed it. They rejected it. Somebody is going to be left outside and they will not even know it. The Bride will leave, and they will go on. They will go on as before. We are not just speaking words. This is God’s word. We thank Him for it.
… continued in the next edition.
 Amona was razed in early 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/31/israel-west-bank-settlement-homes