I have a couple of new scriptures that I want to deal with today. I am not even getting to the ones I have listed here; but I hope to do so before this message is over. I saw something last night: that was very interesting; a Messianic rabbi, that had a man on with him that was acquainted with this preacher: who back in the 1990’s, I think he had less than one hundred people in his congregation then; but somebody prophesied to him; that he would speak to Netanyahu, and that he would warn him not to give up land. Of course the man just doubted it because he only had a little congregation of less than a hundred. But somebody placed their hand upon him and told him; you will speak to Netanyahu and you will tell him not to give up land: if he does, he will lose his presidency. By some means, some way, he was in Israel; there came an opportunity for him to be able to speak to Netanyahu. He just told him what the Lord had told him, not to give up land, not to give up Jerusalem. But then: Netanyahu negotiated along with President Clinton and he did give up land. He lost his presidency. Seven years later, this same man was told, you will speak to Netanyahu again. He went to Israel and was in a certain place, it happened that Netanyahu was there and he acknowledged him, pointed him out. He had another opportunity to tell him; you, don’t give up land, don’t give up Jerusalem. Netanyahu has said now; I will not give up land, I will not give up Jerusalem. He has made it very plain, that he would not. It was even said that Netanyahu is not a religious man, he is not somebody that is real religious, but he did acknowledge that Israel is to get her land back. That is what I want to deal with in this message today. I am not talking about Netanyahu, but this was already in my heart before I heard that. I don’t listen to very much of people’s prophecies on television; but because of the way he came; I thought, well, that is good. I was not taken away with it: as far as being all excited, but I did acknowledge that Netanyahu does not give up land, and it let me know something else: if God could use somebody like that; with only a hundred people in his church, then when it comes time for the ministry; as it is stated in Revelation 10:11to come on the scene; God will get His men from some place; to speak to the Jewish people and to the nations, when that time comes. I believe we will see the two prophets: not long after they appear on the scene: I believe we will then be getting close to the rapture. Bro. Jackson always said there would be an over-lap between Jews and Gentiles, the way it started out. It started out with the Jews, then it went to the Gentiles. Of course; in this time, it is not going to be the denominational world religion, but I believe there will be those seven men that God has appointed, and they will be able to speak to somebody concerning what has happened and what is going on. It will even go as far as Washington. I believe somebody is going to be warned; you have done the wrong thing. The national leaders in this country have done the wrong thing. When that time comes, whoever it is that will speak out, they will not be able to do anything about it. Just as it was with Elijah and those he faced. You might say, well you are putting things up pretty high. I am going by the scripture. I am going by what it says in Revelation 10:11, “Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and inekings.” That will be to kings and important men. So we praise the Lord this morning; for what he has revealed to us. I have two scriptures I want to deal with: I have added Zechariah 12, which is concerning Israel’s revival. Both of these scriptures are concerning Israel’s revival, which will be under the two prophets; in the first half of the week of Daniel’s prophecy. Israel’s revival does not just start among the people. They have to see something first. There has got to be a vision there; of Jesus. Will Jesus actually be there? His angel will be there, or maybe I should say Jesus will be there in angelic form, He will be there to show Himself to Israel. That is when they will say, where did you get those scars in your hands? He will say; in the house of my friends. He is talking about the Jewish nation. I want to read from the 50th chapter of Jeremiah. Jeremiah is really in two main parts: The first part of it is dealing with the nation of Israel, when they are getting ready to go into Babylonian captivity. King Josiah has just left the scene. God has taken him off the scene, and his son is ruling in his stead, and his son has no revelation. Josiah was a man of God. His; was the last form of stable government that Israel ever really had before they went into captivity. Then his son; as he takes over, was more or less a modern day man that did not really believe in God, so he did not trust in God. Therefore he did not trust in Jeremiah. Josiah believed in the prophets, and he believed in the Word of God. He was mentioned in the Bible three hundred years before it ever came about. His name was mentioned; so we see by that; that God had His hand upon him before Israel went into captivity. It was that way for twenty five hundred years; until they began to come back; after the exodus, back into the land of Israel. Today, in Europe; there are a million and one half Jews left there. As I mentioned last Sunday; that they would be coming back from Spain; from Toledo Spain, which it calls Tarshish. Many Jews live in Toledo; because it is a place that more or less resembles Israel, or I should say it resembles Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is a new city within the last hundred years. You have Joppa, and you can see the difference when you get to Joppa, and then go into Tel Aviv: the buildings are together, but they are different. They are hundreds of years old. I did not know that until we went there two years ago. I did not know that they were adjoining cities; but they are. Right there; is where Jonah got his boat to leave; right there in Caesarea. We have much to be thankful for today: because God has given us light. He said, there will be a day come, when there will be neither darkness nor light. When it was neither darkness nor light: then you could not expect revelation. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, along in there; the people were just living on what their parents lived on, and their grandparents, on down. They lived good lives, but God was not revealing these end time events to them. That was the ending of the Philadelphia church age; and the beginning of the Laodicean church age. God has nothing good to say about the Laodicean church age. He waits until that age is over; which was over in 1963: so the Laodicean age, as far as God’s dealings, ended in 1963: because the light was gone. There was no more light: The denominational world today; is in darkness. There is no light whatsoever in those denominational systems. Now they are going back to their mama: the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth. That is God’s Word, not my Word; Revelation 17, verse 5. Pat Robertson has acknowledged that we are all the same, Catholic and Protestant. Kenneth Copeland is the same way; he even prophesied good to the pope, kind of like some Israeli prophets back in the olden times. They prophesied good; even when it was evil. Then when somebody like Jeremiah would come along, they put him in prison; in the dungeon, and they let him down on cords into the mud. This one man went to the king and told him what they had done. He had him thrown out of there, but he did not let anybody know about it. Sometimes; just like we are: We are here beside I-65, but we are hidden from public eyes. Everybody that goes by will see the parking lot full, but they don’t know what is going on; because they see it full on Thursday and through Sunday night. When you go to these big churches: MJost of the time, you see their parking lots are empty, except for Sunday morning. That is it for them. They have their entertainment; entertaining singing, and their coffee and doughnuts: just like a cafeteria. Of course people get up on Sunday morning, put their clothes on, I better not say dresses because they don’t hardly wear them: They pull their pants on and head out to church. They stay a little while, and eat while they are watching the activities; singing, or whatever, and watch their preachers. That is about all they have: just just watchers, no message, no meat, so they have to have something to eat, they are not getting any spiritual meat. Well, so much for that. Now let us go to the 50th chapter of Jeremiah. I appreciate the presence of the Lord here this morning. I always want us to acknowledge Him; because He is our reason for being here. I want to be mindful and appreciative of the Lord and let the world go by. Give me Jesus and let the world go by. I don’t expect to amount to anything in this world, but I do want His favor; regardless of what it takes. I am sure that all of you also want His favor. I hope everybody wants His favor, other than favor one with another. If we have His favor, we will be in favor with one another. “The word that the Lord spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not, say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces. For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast. In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, (That has not happened since the days of Solomon: There is still a breaking apart of Judah and the rest of Israel, because Israel is more or less a part of the nation that is very liberal. Judah is more conservative because God will be dealing with them first, as you see in Zechariah 10 and 12, there is going to be a time come; when they will be joined together, and Ephraim, which is the ten northern tribes: is really the tribe of Joseph. He had Manasseh and Ephraim. Manasseh was born first, but he inherited the lesser position. It was Ephraim that more or less represents the ten northern tribes. Sometimes it will be expressed as Joseph, and other times as Ephraim. Judah represents the two southern tribes, which is Simon and Judah. Then the Levites are not recognized in the tribal thing in this time. They will be though, when Israel is re-established. But as for now, Levi is a scattered tribe among the Jewish people, because they are the ministering tribe. They were the ones to hold the lines on the Word of God. We find that under Dan; which is not mentioned in Revelation 7. His name is not mentioned there with the other tribes; because of his pulling away; being the one that pulled away first and went to idols. His tribe was further away from Jerusalem, so they found an easier place to go to. We were there in 1974 when we went to Israel, we were there because Baalbek was where the temple was, which is on the east I guess: the eastern part of Lebanon. There, they fell. They fell into idol worship. They hired their own rabbi and he offered up worship for them. The children of Israel shall come: they and the children of Judah together…) going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.” This is their revival. It has not happened yet. Regardless of how many John Haggee’s, and all those other preachers; go over there, they are not going to start the revival they talk about. They are just going to get Jewish people that probably have mixed with so many races: they don’t really know what they are. All Israel is not going to accept the truth of those two prophets, because the political Jews are going to sell out. They do not know who they are. They don’t know that Zion is their hope. Something; when they do build the temple, is going to bring them together; because the spirit of God is going to enter that place. It is going to change some lives; because those two prophets are going to be there. There will be Moses: which represents the Law, and Elijah that represents the prophets, so there, you have the Law and the prophets together. We are headed there. I believe today, that we are going in the right direction. When I say I believe it, I mean I don’t doubt it. It is not me. It is not another preacher, because I have been led into a truth, and I am thankful to God for it. I am obligated to stand for the Word. Whatever is being done, whatever it is, it is not me: It is God. He always has someone to work through. He has a five fold ministry that He is going to finish up with; not just one man. I appreciate my brothers. Bro. Adams was telling me how much Bro. Spencer appreciates us. This same goes back to him: He is a brother that can be trusted with the Word of God; a brother that is not going to fool around with a lot of foolishness. Ignorance rules the day, in our present world society; and I do mean ignorance. What self-respecting person would wear their pajamas, and their house shoes to Wal-Mart? That is just a plain; everything goes, attitude, bordering on craziness. Mankind has gone wild in this day and hour of time. When you are in an airport or hotel; and go down to eat, you see just about everything. On the airplane, as we came back; this woman in front of us was pretty large. When she got up: I thought she was a man; because her tattoos were all over her arms, and whoever the man was, that was with her; he had them all over his also, with things in his ears that spread his ear lobes open. If a baby was born: looking like that, it would scare the daylights out of anyone. They are not expecting the Lord to come. God can save a person, but when he, or she does have a true salvation experience by obeying the Word of God: you will not see hem as you see some preachers on television; with a T shirt on for show. He will not have a bunch of long haired hippie-types; with their wild music; beating their instruments to a deafening pitch, and their head’s flopping; with their hair covering their face’s to where you cannot see their eyes. This has to be the end time: God is gathering Israel in spite of all this foolishness, and He is bringing them home. He is going to be bringing more of them home, because the doors are going to be opened for it. I want to see it. A lot of people are saving their pennies to go to Israel again. According to Bro. Jim’s vision; it is going to happen. That old mosque is going to be destroyed. Then there is going to be a temple built, which will not take very long. I want to read that 4th verse again. “In those days, and in that time, (See? It is not talking about the Millennium. It said in those days.) saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.” The God we love and live for: has always been Israel’s God. Blindness has happened in part to them. Those Holocaust Jews; did not know Jesus. They died; not knowing Him, but what happened? They were given white robes, robes of righteousness. Their spirits know Him today. When they cried out: how long O Lord, holy and true, shall ye not avenge our blood? He said, just hold on a little while until your fellow brethren, and the servants go through the same thing you went through. He gave them white robes. “They shall ask the way to Zion (I can see them, not pushing and shoving each other, trying to get out in front. Don’t ever do that. The ones that get out in front have a greater responsibility. Make sure; when you are in the lead, that you are able to carry the load that is put upon you. Bro. Ram and Sis Angie talk to me, and it makes me feel so little: because they are so dependent upon the ministry to tell them the truth. How could I fail people like that. How could I fail any of you? They shall ask the way to Zion…) with their faces thitherward, (Looking straight. They are not wanting to go to Zion just to be at Zion; because there is a pull in that direction. There is a pull this morning; for truth and the way of righteousness. Don’t give in to feelings. Don’t give in to jealousy. We are all just one body; compacted together. When we got on that plane in San Antonio; there were three big men, probably football players, that got on first; where there was plenty of room for them to sit. Those three men were compacted. You could not tell where one ended and the other began: They were big men.) saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten. My people have been lost sheep: (God knows about it. He knew they were lost sheep. When those Jews long ago; said, let His blood be upon us, and upon our children: They did not know what they were asking for. When you read Matthew 24, which some are trying to bring into the end time; where it talks about such tribulation that has never been and never will be: There was more than a million Jews; that were shut up in Jerusalem, babies and grown people. When the Romans took it over, they did not leave a living soul. Jesus warned them. He said, when you see the armies surround Jerusalem, flee to the mountains. He that is in the field, don’t come back to get your possessions: Only the Christians were able to escape that slaughter; because they did what Jesus told them to do. The others were trapped, because they would not listen and obey. We will be trapped in this end time. I am not a privileged character. When it comes to God, only those that trust in Him, those that are waiting and looking for His coming; will be able to escape the perils of this hour. God is looking for a family. When we went to Israel, I heard some of the testimonies after we came back, of some of those that went down to where Jesus was tried. I was not in that group, but I heard how young people; as well as parents, had an experience with the Lord. They came out of there crying, because it meant something to them. (If we will be humble before God; He will give us experiences like that. It will not be the same experience for everyone. Each one will have their own personal experience. God is not like a cookie cutter.) their shepherds have caused them to go astray, (Don’t think we are being hard. I heard Bro. Kevin preach Thursday night; that was not too hard: It was for our benefit. If you or I, do not want our toes stepped on, we had better pull them back under the bench. If we do not; there will be times that they are going to be stepped on. We are all looking for improvement. I am including myself in that. I am looking for improvement; because I can see a lack in certain places. I am not saying likeness, I am saying lackness. You might think, oh that is just for somebody else, they really did get them tonight; never applying anything to yourselves; always thinking it is all being said to other persons: If you are one of those that never see your own fault, you are headed for a big surprise. We get our aim pointed to someone else, and think; he is preaching to him. No: He is preaching to me and to all that hear; because the Holy Ghost is bringing forth truth for our benefit in other ways; as well as what He does in our own anointing.) they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting-place.” There is, as Paul said in the book of Hebrews, a rest for the people of God, a place for the weary to rest. There are times in our life that we need that. If I let everything that goes on, hinder me, I could sit down and just cry and cry. I could say, Lord, where are you? He is right there all the time, I will never leave you, I will never forsake you. It is good to be on the other side of a situation and look back and say, Dear God: I thank you; that you brought me through that. Then it just becomes a shadow to you. Isn’t God good? Isn’t God good all the time? We everyone know He is. “All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers. Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks. For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken; their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.” I want to go on over in this, to verse 17. “Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones. Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land as I have punished the king of Assyria.” God appointed Babylon to take the Jews; because He warned them: I am going to send you there. They did not listen. Now He is talking against them, because they went too far. The devil just has so much pull over us. Sometimes the pull he has, is only what we let him have. I can complain about everything; and it is going to get worse. The more I pay attention to a sickness or to a cause or something that is bothering me: the more the devil is going to hone in on that. He knows how to push your button and my button. He knows what button to push. I am trying to say these things this morning, so that whatever age we are; we will lay hold on the Word of God and grow in grace, and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acknowledge Him. God is not going to have a groaning, moaning belly-aching people for the bride of His Son Jesus; the Christ. We are going to be children (saints) of God. To say we are saints; is to say we are the sanctified ones. My aim, and my desire is to be exactly that. Not giving over to feelings, carnal desires; things of the flesh that is going to hold us down. He wants us to get rid of our un-necessary weights, and the weak knees; that we must straighten up. We don’t need a sympathetic ear for our troubles: Let us rather, go to a brother or sister that can help us; because there are people here that are willing to help you out with your load. We have some strong people in this spiritual family. “Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, (That is a promise. God did not make a mistake when He said that. I like hearing: that God makes no mistakes. He did not make a mistake when He called you. Sometimes we are pretty rough around the edges, and spiritually deaf in our ears, but God is calling us. He puts up with a lot out of us, and has especially; of me. He hones in on that little spot of weakness until it becomes strong. Let us get rid of the spots, get rid of the wrinkles, and everything that will cause us trouble in life. We used to sing a song about baptism. I remember the people that first sang it. They called themselves the “Canada brothers.” I don’t know why; because they were from Georgia. It says, we don’t want trouble at the gate; about Acts 2:38, and another man said, we don’t want any gate trouble. So brothers and sisters: we don’t want any gate trouble. People have got this picture in their mind, that Peter is going to be standing outside a gate checking those who would enter in. There is no gate there! If you make it that far, Peter is not going to be standing there asking for a password; like, what is the password? Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord. God says, And I will bring Israel again to his habitation…) and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.” Here on the screen, is a map of Israel. This is Israel, (pointing to map) and here is Syria, and over here is Jordan. Do you know where Bashan and Gilead are? It is not on this side of the river. Right here is Bashan, and here is Gilead. Where it said that Israel would feed upon it, that is Israel’s. It was Israel’s before. She is going all the way up to the Euphrates. Nobody is going to stop her. She is going all the way down to the river of Egypt. Nobody is going to stop her. I want to see that. I want to see them get their land back. It is going to happen in our life time. They are going to feed there. Right now; Jordan is right in here, Syria is in there. That is where all the trouble is. It goes over into Iraq. When the war starts, it is going to start in here: Bozrah, the 63rd chapter of Isaiah, Bozrah. I can hardly wait, but I know I will Have to. When that happens, we are right on time. Our message is right on time. “In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; (Cannot even find it. Her sins are going to be gone. Those that trust in God and believe the prophets, need to quit dwelling on the past, what we were before; because that gives our adversary an advantage. Let your mind dwell on the future, and what God can do for you; to bring you out of even the memory those things.) and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.” Whom He has reserved; not everyone. That should give us hope. We do not need to dwell on the past; when we have been forgiven of it all. Let us everyone accept what God has done for us and go on. Don’t let the devil mess with your mind. Bro. Branham preached a message about the mind being the devil’s playhouse. I will use a word of Bro. Jackson; do you feel better or worser? Somebody said, there is not such a word as worser. I have heard Bro. Jackson prophesy and say worser; so I know there had to be a word like that. Someone told me that it is in his dictionary. That is just worser than worst. Israel is going to have their revival: That is for sure. It is not a maybe so, but it is a real sure thing.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT
I have some things I want to speak on this morning; to bring us up in time, with the message I am on; which is, time is running out. Truly it is. We see all the dark clouds, just like the earthquake in Nepal yesterday. They know there are over two thousand dead and they don’t know how many more there may be. Some would call it a tragedy. It is a tragedy to those people. I think there were a couple of Americans climbing the mountain over there. They are dead. There may be more. Man likes to risk many things for a thrill. Mt. Everest: I believe it was, a hundred miles away from where the earthquake was. Part of it just caved in. People want to risk their lives just to show they can do certain things. I never was what is referred to as a daredevil. I never was that much of one. Maybe when I was young and driving, I was that for a while; but God called a halt on me one day. I had almost ran into the Green River, over a cliff. He said, don’t do that any more. It was just as plain as it could be; don’t do that any more. I never did forget that. I was eighteen years old, and thought I was a good driver. You may be a good driver, but that does not have anything to do with God’s definition of what we should be. Our lives are more than just pleasure: more than just having a good time. I do believe a person should enjoy life. I believe a person should laugh and be happy, but there always comes a serious time also. The world in general does not know that any more. There was a man killed in Baltimore; they don’t know by what means. They are just guessing at it; under police observations. Last night they rioted and looted. Is that what peaceful marching is: Tearing up stuff? People were there; watching a ball game, but they could not even leave the park; because it was shut down. If anybody has a right to march today, it is Christian people; but we are not doing it, because we are being ridiculed. We are being talked about, messed with, ridiculed and all these things; but we take it because we are Christians. Up to a point, when I say up to a point, there is a point you don’t go beyond, because; we are important to God also. What we do in life is important to God. Those people that entered those arenas: to give their lives rather than renounce their faith in God: Their lives were important too. It left a mark. I read in history, western civilization: when the church started out in the second church age; under the red horse rider: as long as they were killing Christians, the Church was growing. It said the death of the saints is the seed of the Church. Today, we are not out here marching: We are looking for the coming of the Lord. That will ease everything. That will take care of all the world’‘s problems when He comes back again. It is going to ease the problems of saints of God when the rapture takes place. There is a rapture coming. There are different places in the scripture that say God is going to hide His Church away: which means He is going to take her home; before that bad tribulation time comes. Preachers today, don’t know when it is coming, pre-trib, post-trib, mid-trib; they just don’t know. They have no idea when the Lord is coming. I am not speaking of knowing the day and hour, but I do know enough scripture to know He is going to take His church out of here before the tribulation comes. I have been thinking abut something this week: how we took the trip to Israel; and then had different ones testify of various things that impressed them. We have been blessed by that. Young people stood up here, and I would like to say something to the young people right now. All you young people please come up here; I want to say something to you. I am not talking about just those that went on the Israel trip: I want all of our young people to come up here. You can stand down here. I want these young people to know I appreciate them. I want to thank the Lord for ones that were able to go on the trip: I know the Lord did something in their lives. Last Sunday night, there were about four of them that gathered around and just cried for at least a half hour. I want to say something to you that did not get to go: You are just as important as the ones that did go. Young people; remember that. You are just as important. God is desiring to do something in your lives at this young age. I hope each one of you get to go at some time, but if you do not, it will not make any difference with your salvation. God can give you that necessary experience; whether you got to go, or whether you did not go. You are just as loved: whether you went to Israel or whether you did not; because your most important thing in life; is your obedience to the Spirit of God that is in you. You who did not get to go, are just as important to the family as those who went. God’s grace is not limited just to those that went to Israel. Many of You are at a very young age, but I believe God is speaking to your heart’s. Don’t be ashamed to express your feelings; just let God have His way in your life. You are precious. You are precious to all of us. Some of you are younger, but Jesus took the little children, when the disciples had said no to them; and said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not. So today; you young people: all of you; not just the ones that went to Israel, but all of you. You have a promise from God, that He will do something in your life; if you will let Him. If you feel that urging inside of you: let Him have His way in your life. I want all of you to know you are loved, and that you are cared for; and that the church cares for you. We are all praying for you. Do all of you understand what I am talking about? You may all be seated now. I had to do that: because I had the feeling that some may have felt like; well I did not get to go to Israel; so the blessing is not for me. I say, yes it is. Don’t ever be defeated by something like that. Every one of you are loved by this church, and you are certainly loved by this pastor. I love and appreciate every one of you, and I know God loves every one of you that love Him. I felt in my heart to say what I have said to all of you today: but now I want to go into my subject at this time. I have been speaking more or less about Israel in this; because Israel has a great part to play in this end time. She will have her land back very soon, and that will bring about a great change. When we were in Israel: the guide told us there were eight million Jews in Israel. The last I knew about it, there were only six point something, which seemed like a lot in a little land like that; but the guide said there is now eight million. I have seen some statistics this week; where there are eight point three fourth million Jews. That is a lot in the land, but this is not all that are coming back. There is still one point five million Jews in Europe. Europe is hating the Jews. When I was growing up, on up until I heard Bro. Branham, I grew up in the Methodist Church, I never heard anything about the Jews. I never heard anything about the promise of the Jews. When I began to hear the truth about the matter: I then became interested in hearing about what God was going to do for the Jewish people in this time we are living in. I looked on the Arutz news; there was an article about their holidays, which come close together, independence day and memorial day. They had an outburst of babies being born on those two holidays. In one hospital there were forty nine babies born in those two days. This happened to be nine months after the war started in Gaza. There were thirty one on independence day and eighteen on memorial day in Israel. It just lets me know that God is increasing the population in Israel. They were astounded because there were so many in that one hospital. Thirty one babies in one day. That is a lot anywhere. They had a reason to be astounded by it. The United States had an attorney general bow out this week, and another attorney general took that job. She is a black woman; the one that took over. The ten republicans voted for her. The creepy thing is, five of them said they would not have voted for her if she had been white. That is very creepy. We believe God’s children are black and white; as well as others that are called of God. When did we start showing favoritism: just because of the color of someone’s skin? Our people that are in office today, do you know why they did that? Because they were afraid of the public. Are the laws of America going to be judged; just because of the skin color of those who make such choices? I have brothers and sisters that I love very much, but I love you because of who you are: because you are Christians: children of God. We have brothers and sisters in different parts of the world; the Philippines, South Africa and many others. We have to realize that not everyone in the Bride is white. We have precious brothers and sisters in South Africa. They are not white. When I talk to them, I am not looking at skin color: I am looking at character in some precious people that love God. I don’t have to say these things, and maybe some of you think I should not, but I love my brothers and sisters, whatever color they are and whatever height, or how short, and all in between. I will not compromise the gospel to please anyone. The fact that we live in an hour when almost everybody wants to accept everything and every one that claim to be Christians. If you say anything about sin: which is what I am talking about, and especially if we say anything about homosexuality: They are making a law that will take care of you, instead of taking care of the problem. In Scott County, which is really the least of the surrounding counties, but number makes no difference. The last count I heard, they had 125 HIV cases. What are they doing? They are taking our tax money and using it to take care of something that never should have been needed, or allowed. We will give them needles, but do you think that is going to solve the problem? The problem is in the head and the mind of people that have lost their common sense. If you get hooked on those devilish drugs, you are going to lose your brain. They call it being fried. That is a right name for what it does to the users of that stuff. I am talking about the end time. This thing is going under. Marijuana, they have legalized it in the capital: Washington D.C. where there is already more than enough pot heads. They just made something legal; that was already taking place. They had an earth day this week: have you heard about that? They went to Washington D.C. to the mall, and when they left, there was so much trash scattered all over the place; cups, plates, and all that kind of trash: Yet they call it earth day. This world is not my home: I am just passing through. I am going to come back to rule and reign with you; my brothers and sisters. I get a little crazy sometimes, but just leave me alone, let me live with it. I am not trying to be a smart aleck this morning. I am not trying to upset somebody’s apple cart. The president has been talking about Iran. He has been telling everybody that they have a year before they will get the nuclear bomb, but now he has admitted he was wrong; it is two to three months. He cares nothing for Israel. If he does not care for Israel, then he does not care for this nation. What I am saying is truth, but if I was running for office, I would get nowhere. If you stand for truth, you are not going to be elected. They have come to find out that the Clinton’s have sold twenty percent of our uranium to Russia; for three and one half million dollars; to put in their pocket. Since president Clinton has been out of office: He has made over a hundred million dollars making speeches. What is wrong with peoples’ mind? Sell our nation out to Russia; sell them our uranium. The president and the cabinet all had to know about it before it could be signed. If you have hope in this nation the way it is going; you are going to sink with it. I love America. This is where I live, this is where I want to live, but I hate to be sold out like that. I hate for the nation to be sold out by anyone, but it hurts to see people that are supposed to be for the good of our nation; not really caring what happens to it. I am going to a familiar scripture now; Matthew 24. I have a picture of the mosque up here on the screen. Preachers today, some of the main big name preachers are saying this Mosque will stay there and Israel will build their temple beside it. Do they not read their Bible? They are even preaching that Islam is the antichrist. They said; we used to think it was the Roman Catholic Church, but not any more. Because they say the fourth horse rider is on a green horse, and green represents Muslimism. That is what their flags are, green, but that has nothing to do with what are trying to teach. That is not what it started out to be, and that is not what it is going to finish up being. This mosque is going to be gone, and getting rid of it will not be a hard job for God. You can say, well I don’t believe anything like that is going to happen: I say follow the News; better still; read your Bible. “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; and His disciples came to Him for to show Him the buildings of the temple.” They were so excited with what Herod had done. He had beautified the temple. That caught the disciples’ eyes. But the disciples did not have the Holy Ghost at that time. This is Jesus’ last trip to Jerusalem. He wept over Jerusalem because He saw what was going to take place, and it is here in His Word. “And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? (He is telling them: don’t get your mind on the beauty of this building. I am saying today, don’t get your mind on the world; because it is going to pass away. It was a question: see ye not all these things?) verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” We walked along that path on our trip to Israel. They have unearthed the stones, they dug them out, but they left them where they were: just a bunch of stones, laying one on another. We walked on the streets where Jesus walked, when He was telling these things. The bridge, or the arch that went over there, one end still hangs there and the other end is over here, but the arch is gone. A modern city in that day; and especially a modern temple. It looks like it could have been saved, all that gold, all that silver. It looked like it could have been saved. No, because people had their eyes on the temple instead of God. I thank God for this place. It is a place that has stood for truth through the years. We still stand for truth. We are going to stand for truth and we are not going to let down one bit. Compromise is of the devil. You might think, if you keep preaching like you are preaching, you are not going to have very many left to preach to. There will be enough. God will not be over staffed in preachers, and He will not be overstaffed in those who make up the bride. He knows who is Bride. He is not after the world: He is not trying to convert the world. All that the Father hath given me, Jesus said: I have lost none. It is all a preplanned thing, even from the foundation of the world. All that the Father gave Him; will come. These young people this morning, I want them to know they are loved. A lot of them; I have dedicated by placing my hand on them and praying for them. But today, I see people that have gone through many things, but all for what is ahead for overcomers. I have seen people who have gone through things to bring them back to the Lord. God will just let you wander so far: Then He will say Stop! Then it shows what is in us; whether we stay or whether we walk away. I have to be like Peter was that day; when the five thousand had walked away; that had eaten angel’s food. Angel food one day, the next day they are ready to walk away: because He had said; except you eat the flesh of the Son of God and drink His blood, ye have no life in you; which is represented in our communion; when we take it. You have to take on Christ. Take Him on. You do that in baptism. That is when you take Him on, you also take on the shame that goes with it, but you also take on the joy. I am not trying to paint a bleak picture. It is only bleak when we make it the wrong way. Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. They ransacked that temple. Then the disciples ask Him some questions. “And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, (Where we looked over and saw the eastern gate, or the beautiful gate, looked over the valley there where Jesus was, when He sat upon the Mt. of Olives and talked to the disciples. If they had stayed in Jerusalem, there never would have been a message that got out. God even had to take the lives of some good men like Stephen. When he was killed; it began to push out, and especially when James was killed; then it began to go further and further, because it took something to get them away from there. They had the Holy Ghost, but they were not listening very well. We have the Holy Ghost this morning. We need to listen to what God talks to us about, because He does still talk.) the disciples came unto Him privately, (They did not come with the crowd, but privately they came.) saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?” They are asking questions there, and He is going to answer each one of them, but He did not answer them in the way they ask Him. “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” He is coming. The church world of today; have lost that vision. They are more interested in much too much entertainment. The first thing they do when they build a big church house: is add a huge sports arena. Then they put in their cafeteria, and why not: that is the only food they are going to get in that place; no food for the soul. I get invitations every week: let us come and show your young people how to worship. Jesus said to the disciples when He was raised from the dead, O fools and slow of heart, to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? He then continued on to say many things to those He walked with. This conglomeration of people who call themselves Christians are not even where they can ask such questions as those men asked Jesus: simply because most of them do not even believe He is coming back. They don’t believe in hell either. Brothers and sister’s; I am telling you the truth. They believe in the prosperity messages, and they preach that. They put that in peoples’ minds. They don’t have Sunday night services, and the Wednesday night services they used to have, have been discontinued. There used to be a commercial for hair stuff; back when I was a boy, a little dab will do you. When you know what they are preaching in this hour of time it don’t take much to fill the people’s hunger, because they don’t know the real hunger is for God. Jesus said, blessed is he that hungers and thirsts after righteousness, for he shall be filled. There are saints sitting here today; with a testimony in their heart’s. It just takes something to strike it a little bit, and When it is struck, then it manifests itself. It was there all the time: just like the song that says, He was there all the time. He was there when I was growing up and I did not know it. I did not know anything about the truth of God’s Word. I grew up as a Methodist. When I heard Amazing Grace, which was sung a lot, it meant nothing to me. Then one day; on an old assembly line in Ohio; working for Fisher Body: when I was spot welding: God worked me into reality. Those spot welds would hit oil and it would go up and come right down on my head, I could hear my hair singe. To myself I began to sing; Amazing Grace. All at once, that sweet spirit began to speak to my heart: Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now i’m found. I am found. That was a fact: God found me one day. He brought me out of that place and took me through Kentucky, down near Burkesville. It was there; that I heard about a message, in 1961. I had been saved a couple of years. In June and July of 1961; I heard the seven church ages taught by the prophet of this Laodicean age. I got close to that old tape recorder and listened. I could not take it any more, I had to be baptized; because it had spoken to my heart. Father is not a name, Son is not a name, Holy Ghost is not a name. But in Acts 2:38, it says in the name (singular) of Jesus Christ. repent every one of you: Repentance comes first. What is repentance? It is being sorry for the life you have lived. It takes away the excess. What I mean by excess; is sin. I don’t care to say what it is: it is sin. That is what is driving us inside; until we repent: just like it was when I was eleven and twelve years old: I sat in that seat when the altar call was given, and I heard my heart beat in my ears. I didn’t do anything about it, because I did not know what to do. Nobody had told me how to surrender to God. I knew what was happening. I knew what was going on: I just did not know what to do. The age of these young people that stood here Sunday night; with joy in their heart, how wonderful! Listen to me young people: you that still have not surrendered to the Lord’s stirring inside of you: don’t let it pass you by; grab hold. Get a hold of the horns of the altar and don’t let go until you surrender to God’s call. “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” There are three questions there. “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” I will say this, if you want to look like the world, you will not look like Jesus; because He is the same when you go out of this place, as when you are in here enjoying His presence. Don’t go up and down the highway fussing, fighting, and quarreling. Allowing that kind of thing to go on; will not strengthen your Christian life: You still have some spiritual growing to do. “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Some people think that is some crazy person in Florida, saying that he is Jesus. That is crazy, but this one comes and says; I am anointed: Those very words are what lets us know he is a pretender. Jesus will never speak like that. “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, (Now this is getting to be serious. This happened in WW1, a hundred years ago, or soon will be.) and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, (that is the truth) and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” It says in one place; great earthquakes. Divers places are different places. “All these are the beginning of sorrows.” That is sorrows for the world. Don’t you think in Nepal today; that there is a lot of sorrow. There was one recently down in Chili, one a few years ago in Haiti. President Clinton went and got a lot of gifts, and he put much of it in his pocket. “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, (That is talking about the disciples at that time.) and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” That is talking about the Jewish people. That has happened. It has been fulfilled already, but not completely. It is going on now in Europe and in New York. In Europe; they have advertisements on buses: kill the Jews. The Muslim community wanted to do that in New York, but they became afraid to put it on buses, kill the Jews. It says; hated of all nations. They are not rioting, so what are they doing? What is causing the hatred? It is exactly what the Bible says; you will be hated of all nations. When I read Revelation 6 starting in verse 9 where it talks about the holocaust, oh Lord, how long will ye not revenge our blood? He said, wait a little longer and He gave them white robes. They know who Jesus is today. The white robes were righteousness. I am talking about the ones that were under the altar, but it was really in the midst of the altar, round about it, because the altar is below the dwelling of God and of Christ. “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” That is what is going on today. The Bible calls them false prophets. I am just reading the scripture. “And because iniquity (lawlessness, hatred, insanity) shall abound, (It is not something that is going away.) the love of many shall wax cold.” It used to be; when some kind of derogatory statement was made, you would see women blush. Now the women on television, as well as other places; don’t care what is said. The Cincinnati Red’s manager, seventy seven times spoke a bad word, a devilish word, in five and one half minutes of interview. He said I apologize for the word I used, but the statement was still true. You vulgar man, you don’t even deserve to be known. Dear saints: Don’t lose your blush in such cases. Women sit here on television; with their legs crossed, but their dress comes all the way up. Shame on all such. You pretend to be conservative. I used to think conservative meant something. Now it does not mean a thing. You just as well vote for a Democrat as a Republican any more; in most cases, because they don’t seem to care about anything but keeping their job. They have no shame, They just do not seem to care for themselves: nor do they really care for this nation. Preachers out there, will not say anything about such things; because they are afraid they will lose their popularity and their congregation. If I preach that, my people will leave, they say. If you gain the whole world and lose your own soul, what has it profited you? “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Though adversity comes his way or her way, they still endure. If you put heat on popcorn it is going to pop. If you put heat on a genuine Christian, they are going to rise to the challenge. We are not out here trying to make a mark on this society, or make a big name for ourselves, but we are out here ready to defend what we believe. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” It is worth it all to be a child of God. Praise the Holy name of our precious Lord.
We have had a beautiful day today, and we thank the Lord for that. Beautiful flowers are sprouting. The fruit trees that we now have to spray, the gardens we have to spray to be able to have anything, one day the pests will be gone. Also the pests in our lives, which are put there by our evil adversary; will be gone in due time. He is ignored today, but he is still there. Men think that it is just a happening; the things that happen, but we everyone know we have an enemy; that we must arm ourselves for: because the armour is still there, and we are still here. We are here this side of the rapture. We everyone know the rapture has not taken place yet. We are still here waiting. We don’t know when it is going to happen, but we have reason to believe that we are within maybe just months. If it is years: it will be very few. I could say a year, I could say two years, but I don’t know. I do know this though; that when certain things begin to happen, the rapture is going to be right around the corner. We need to be watchful, waiting; with our armor on; clothed with the true Spirit of God. When David met Goliath, he did not have man’s armor on, but he did have armor on. He knew that the God he served was more than able to take care of a giant. Today we know the God we serve is able to take care of the things that come our way; when we are at the right place in our spiritual lives; that we can trust Him to meet our needs. He is bigger than any problem we will ever have. Some might say larger, but I said bigger; because that is my language. It may not be a proper word, but it is a word that we can learn to live with. God is bigger than any problem we have. Only unbelief can make that a different situation. I am not calling you unbelievers but sometimes we let problems get bigger than what our faith is. He gave us all a proportion of faith: The Bible calls it a measure; hat every one of us have. Not one of you are without the faith that God has provided for you. Jesus said that measure of faith can move mountains, and I believe it. I am now going back to Matthew 24 again. Let us see what happens from there. Starting in verse 15, it calls this the Olivet discourse, which was where He was; there at the Mt. of Olives, then the great tribulation: which to Scofield, that is what it was. To us though, we know what the tribulation is; that He was talking about here. It is a great tribulation. When it says such as never has been or never will be, we look at that, and it sounds like the end time. This was always hard for me to sever out, to make a difference between this and the end time. The church world today, especially the prophecy preachers, just look over the word and that is it for them. It does not mean anything to them. The word does not mean anything to them, because they don’t have a revelation of truth. Well we are going to look at this tonight, and see what He was really talking about. The disciples privately looked at something, when He said to them; don’t be looking at these things; there will not be one stone left upon another, but when we look at the Word tonight, we realize that man has not been able to connect time with the Word. I was not the first one to go over this; that really had a revelation of it. It is a revelation. People look over it and just think this part is speaking of the end time. They will preach it that way. Some of you may be wondering what I am going to say; because you may have read it that way. Like I said, it was hard for me to distinguish the difference in the last verses of this, but it is all a connection as you go down from verse 15, but you have to go back to Daniel chapter 9. Let us go back there now. Here, Gabriel has been talking to Daniel, this is Gabriel’s language here to Daniel. This is not just something that Daniel thought up in his mind, but this is the angel of the Lord that has given him instruction, telling him what is coming. Except for the last verse of Daniel 9, it has to do with the time running up to the time of Christ on through 70 A.D. That ends it. 70 A.D. you might say, well what about Masada? This is talking about Jerusalem, because Masada was an aftermath of what the Romans had done to Jerusalem. I will read enough here for you to get the picture. Verse 24, “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people (That is what Gabriel is telling Daniel.) and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, (which this will reach all the way to the end time, because it is going to be finished. If you go to Zechariah, chapter 14, verses 1,2, and 3, which was the Jews; you can see that. Our guide seemed to think this will never happen to the Jews again, but when you look at Revelation 6:9-11, you see the souls under the altar. They cry, how long? Then when they do, it is explained to them as I mentioned this morning; that others will be treated as they were.) and to make an end of sins, (The end of sins; that is something. That is a peaceful thought to know that before long you are not going to have a temptation, you are not going to have a trial in your body. This is all over, it has vanished; is completely gone, no more trials, no more worry, no more tests, no more agony, no more disappointment. Isn’t that something? We are looking at the good side of this. The good side of it is what we are experiencing now. Don’t let the trouble you may be having get you down. We have a way out: Our God is bigger than our problems.) and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, (This is a good verse. It is a verse of hope.) and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah, the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” That was when the decree by Cyrus was first given out. If you read the scripture, you will find that the Edomites gave them much trouble when they began to build the wall. They said, even a fox would tear that down. But it was not long until they were going back to the king of Persia, trying to get something stopped. “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, (That is when Christ was crucified. If the Jews had been looking for it; if they had listened to Simeon, and if they had listened to Anna, they would have known. They were too wrapped up in their worship, the way they were worshipping, the way of prosperity, just like it is here in the end time. In Matthew 24, Jesus warned us. After threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off…) but not for Himself; (It was not because of Him. It was not because of something He had done; it was because of us. The thing that happened here, you can see it begin to take place. He talks about: the righteous shall shine. This is that day and hour. I can see it taking place in our assembly. People are interested. We are beginning to lay down problems, and we are beginning to look at adverse situations as tests; not as something to destroy us.) and the people of the (prince that shall come) shall destroy the city (It was Romans that destroyed the city.)and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” I am going to stop there with that. This is what Jesus is talking about in Matthew 24, what He is warning us about. We are a people, along with people around this earth, that are standing alone. People are not friendly to this message. They are not friendly to us. When you begin to explain scripture, one young man was telling me, that he had wanted to tell everybody, but now he has come down to the place where he feels he is alone. If we have to stand alone; then God will help us. There had to be a congregation of support somewhere in order to get the message out, because we are not promoting confusion. Matthew 24:15, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, whoso readeth, let him understand.” The prophecy preachers of this hour have this so terribly messed up. God is not going to let them see the real picture. He is not obligated to let the world in on what we see. We may be a little group here besides I-65, but if you go to these big churches and look for them tonight: They are not there; their parking lot is empty; because their preachers have an empty message. They don’t have any teeth for spiritual food; because they have none to eat on. “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.” There is a certain preacher on television, that has it all fixed up. I will not mention his name. He is sending everybody in Israel a message; when these things begin to happen; flee to the mountains. What good is that going to do? With all the planes and other equipment available in this day and hour; where could anyone flee to, that would make them untouchable; except the one place God has prepared for the chosen ones of Israel to flee to in that terrible time? This scripture was spoken for the time that Jesus was living in. That is past: It was not for our time. This was the time when Jerusalem was going to be invaded. This is what Israel had called for, let His blood be upon us, and upon our children. God knows what man’s heart is set for. “Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house.” That is a dead message for this time. It has already happened. “Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.” There is going to be something happen again in Israel, in the middle of the week, but the Jewish people are not going to be fleeing to the mountains. They are going to be fleeing to a safe place, which we believe is going to be this country. Where else in this world could those Jews flee to and be taken care of; except the USA? If it is, there is something that has to happen between now and then. It cannot be a time when Obama or Hillary or some of these politicians are in that office. There has to be a house cleaning. We can see it brewing even now ; as some have said: some of the Jewish people have said, we are already in WW3 and they are looking at ISIS and stuff like that. It is just that it has not boiled over yet. There is stress everywhere. Someone showed me this morning, a big mosque: I believe it was in Michigan: that is patterned after the one in Jerusalem; only bigger. I can see what Bro. Jackson was looking at, when he said this Muslim religion has got to be defeated. You can see how it is going to happen. It is going to start out with the Jewish nation, and it is going to end up in Ezekiel 38 and 39. That is going to end it. When that war starts in the Middle East, Egypt is going to come to God. Saudi Arabia is going to come to God. Assyria is going to come to God, and those round about; that have caused the problem in Gaza, you can see that it is gone. Don’t sit around and cry when it happens: because it will worry you and make you sick. God’s mercy just lasts so long, then He intervenes. “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!” (Talking about the time when Jerusalem was destroyed),There was no way that a young woman with a child or one that was expecting, could escape that hour. Jerusalem was hemmed in on every side. We are going to see what that tribulation was. That is not talking about this hour of time: That is talking about the judgment upon Israel at that time. That was Israel’s judgment. That was because they did not recognize Him that was supposed to come. “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day. For then shall be great tribulation, (That is what I was talking about, and then shall be great tribulation. That is not talking about our day and hour of time. This is connected with the rest of this.) such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Why would He say that? One point one million Jews were hemmed in Jerusalem, from 68 A.D., Which was thirty five years after Christ was crucified. It lasted until 70 A.D. It got so bad that women were eating their children. They lost their mind’s. There is going to be a tribulation very soon, but not like that; when men in Jerusalem went berserk from hunger; from starvation, until finally a mount was put up against the wall. The temple you saw, those stones that were thrown down; that is when it happened. I remember Bro. Jackson talking about that. The reason the Romans did this to the temple and all; was because of the gold and silver: valuable stuff like that; which they dug out from between the stones in the walls. They came in there with swords, with spears, and whatever they could use to pry those stones apart. One point one million Jews were killed during that time. The Bible says there would never be another tribulation like that. There is a great tribulation period coming, but not where everybody is hemmed in at one place, and people butchered like animals. Why? Two reasons: one was because they were Jews, and another reason was because they had rejected the hope that they had offered to them. When Jesus was talking about that: let him that is up on the housetop, not to come down, let him that is in the field, when you see these armies gathered, as it talks in another place: when you see these armies gathered, flee. That is not talking about now. That was all in another time. There is a place provided for the Jews that are a part of the woman element of Revelation 12, and for the 144,000 servants of God that have been sealed in chapter 7. Not all Jews will be killed; and certainly not like that slaughter in 70 AD. Tonight, we are standing on the brink of the coming of the Lord: where He said to His church, Come in. “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened.” Now I want to go to Zephaniah chapter 2, starting with verse 1. “Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger come upon you. Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: (Here is the part I like.) it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.” Hide me: we want to be hid. That is a provision. Isaiah 26 will tell you the same thing. It may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger. “For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! The Word of the Lord is against you; O Canaan, (You who want to call yourself Palestinians, which is Philistines, O.K. go ahead. They are not that, but that is what they call themselves. The Canaanites, as far as the people are concerned, are gone.) the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.” God is fixing to clean house. He is not going to destroy all the Arabs, but He is going to push them back. He is going to teach them a listen; don’t bother my land; don’t bother my people. “And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks. And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the Lord their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.” The promises are in the book, you just as well look at your hand here before your eyes: for as you see your hand before your eyes, these things are going to happen. Israel is going to get her land back; all of it. As I said; there at the Mt. of Olives; as we were in the garden there: Israel is going to get her land back, all the way from the river Egypt to the Euphrates. The guides had never heard that from a denomination person. It made them happy. Hannah had tears running down from her eyes. We have Jews that are listening to us tonight; Israeli Jews. I will give them hope. My brothers will give them hope. We are in this thing together. The Church will give them hope. I am not just speaking for myself, I am speaking for a congregation of people that say Amen to these things. When Bro. Rick testified: two or three times he said he hoped to go back again. We will see. We will not go back tomorrow, or any time real soon, but I want to see that building begin to rise. If I have to stay with the sheep here; I will, and let you go: You can bring me back the video. We have God’s promise; that there is going to be a temple setting there again one day. When you go through that tunnel and they begin to sing Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you are gong to see it. We will all cry together then. It is going to happen; it is getting ready to happen. Somebody has the right idea. The Lord their God shall visit them and turn away their captivity. I like His visitation now. He does not just visit: He stays with us. He is not going to just visit Israel: He is going to be real. If I can live a little longer, I will see it. Is that a possibility? I look at it as a probability. “I have heard the reproach of Moab, (When you look over the Dead Sea, there is Moab. They have their banana groves too. You don’t just find bananas in Israel; they are too valuable: They have to ship them out. When you can grow vegetables and fruit and not use all this poison on them: That has to be a work of God.) and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.” I have a map of Israel over here. As we look at this, it is just a little dot on the map; hardly seen, but a great big eye is on it. One of these days they are going to take it all: They are going to take back what belongs to them. Obama: get out of their way! Hillary: you get out of their way also. You republicans may as well get out of their way. God is on the march. As the song goes, there is an army that is marching. “Therefore as I live, (I am not talking about me, and this is not talking about Israel: It is talking about the One that created Israel. Therefore; as I live…) saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon (Jordan) as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and salt pits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them. This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the Lord of hosts. The Lord will be terrible unto them: for He will famish all the gods of the earth; (Watch out, you people that don’t know what gender you are! God is on the march. His army is on the roll. He is just waiting His time. Man is having his time now, just like it said it would be; violence shall cover the earth as it was in the days of Noah.) and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.” The ones that are left are going to worship Him. You will not be hearing; Mohammad. Mohammad is not coming back, but Jesus is. He is going to come back and set up a righteous kingdom. Man could never set up a righteous kingdom, but He will. He has a Bride people that are going to show this world how to live. We are beginning already; to be able to live in His presence. We all have tonight, just as much of Him as we want, or allow ourselves to have of Him. He is available to all. He is not hiding in a corner. Neither is He hiding His Word. He is just waiting for individuals to surrender to His will and purpose. I thank all of you for your attention tonight. May the Lord bless all of you. If I had anything to tell you tonight, it would be this: Whatever you are doing that is right, continue on the right path: Do not be defeated in the things you know to be right. Continued next issue.