Time To Wake Up? You Bet Your Life!
We can be certain, when referring to the return of Christ, it will be in accord with the events of the prophecies of Revelation, the Old Testament prophets, and the annual holy days as they relate to the plan of God. We can know the season of his return through the prophecies, our history as the House of Israel [Mat. 15:24], and the Biblical record’s end time events, as they increasingly unfold around us daily. In answering the apostles about his return, Christ said, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh: so likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, at the door.” [Mat 24:32, 33]. Knock, knock.
“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?’ And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders said to me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” [Rev. 5:1-5].
“And when he [Christ] had taken the book, the four beasts and twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, ‘You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God [see the Feature article, It's Still A Mystery], by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation [see Isaiah 11:11]; and have made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the Earth.’” [Rev. 5:8-10; also see Rev. 1:5, 6; Rev. 20:6].
We need to point out here that Christ is the kinsman Redeemer of Israel, all twelve nations of Israel today [see Gen. 49], and not the gentiles of the world. “Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you, says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” [Isa. 41:14; see Mat. 15:24, and Acts 13:23; also the Feature article, The Tale Of Two Covenants; also the Sneakers article, What About Everyone Else?].
In these days of the fig tree putting forth leaves, this is a prophetic future reference to a redeeming, a gathering “out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation” two Houses, Judah and Israel, which are comprised of the twelve nations of Israel, who will be scattered about the Earth during the three and a half year reign of the Beast, Babylon the Great. This occurs at the time of the return of Christ, happening after that which we refer to as the "Apocalypse."
As we read in the Old Testament, “And it shall come to pass in that day [at the end of the three and a half years of the Beast's dominion], that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, [the first was coming out of Egypt] which shall be left [from the "Apocalypse," the time of Jacob's trouble], from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of [the House of] Israel and gather together the dispersed of [the House of] Judah from the four corners of the earth.’” [Isa. 11:11, 12]. Outcasts in Hebrew is דָּחַח, dâchach, a verb meaning to drive away, to overthrow, as would be the case of those driven out of their own lands. [See the Feature article, And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor].
The seven annual high holy Sabbath days given to all twelve nations of Israel, beginning in the Book of Exodus, outline the plan of God for us from the time of the first recovery until the second coming of Christ, and the second time Israel is recovered. This is why our understanding of the annual holy days, rather than the counterfeits celebrated by Churchianity, are so relevant for us today. [See the Feature article, The Relevance Of The Holy Days In The Plan Of God In The Last Days and the Book Excerpt, The Elephant Has Been Hijacked].
Once recovered the second time, we read of the atonement [Heb. כִּפֻּר, kippur, see Ex. 30:10] of all Israel to God in Ezekiel. “The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, Moreover, you son of man, take you one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the House of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand.”
“And when the children of your people shall speak to you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these? Say unto them, Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.”
“And the sticks whereon you write shall be in your hand before their eyes. And say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, where they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.”
“Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.” [Eze. 37:15-23]. Again, this is referring to the second time our LORD will recover his people.
The apostle Paul reflects this in the Book of Hebrews, “For finding fault with them, he says, Behold, the days come, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt [the first recovering mentioned above]; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, says the Lord.” [Heb. 8:8, 9; see Luke 13:29].
Prior to all this, of course, are the first five seals that were opened by Christ, the Lamb of God, in the beginning of the Christian age, that have been ongoing for nearly the past 2000 years. This is the great tribulation mentioned by Christ in Mat. 24:21 that began in the first century. [See the Book Excerpt, Christ's Return]. And this tribulation will continue until the return of Christ with it apex occuring with the opening of the seventh seal as we read in Rev. 8. [Read Rev. 7:1-8, the physical remnant of Israel gathered the second time. After this, v. 7:9 those of the ekklesia, called and chosen from the seven churches mentioned in Revelation 2 and 3, who died during the time of the great tribulation, and those martyred as mentioned in the fifth seal, Rev. 6:9-11].
In Revelation 6, verse one, we read, “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.” The Lamb here is Christ after his resurrection and return to the throne of God. Just prior to his return to Earth to establish the kingdom of God, Christ will open seals number six [Rev. 6:12 ff; see Mat. 24:29] and seven [Rev. 8].
“And when he [Christ] had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and it was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” [Rev. 6:3,4]. As Christ said, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." [Mat. 10:34]. We have been killing people in the name of Christianity since then. [See the Sneakers article, Peace On Earth?].
It should be noted here that Israel’s brother, Esau/Edom, according to prophetic promise lives by the sword today, and has since the first century, in his quest to regain the birthright he sold to our patriarch Israel. King Herod of Judea, who had all the children two years and under in Bethlehem and the coasts thereof, killed in the first century, was a descendant of Edom. The House of Israel, i.e., Western civilization, has been, and remains the prime target of Edom's sword. All one has to do is look at the military/Pentagon annual budget for their promulgated wars, and the moral and theological undermining of our nations by their incessant lies and deceits to understand this. [See the updated Feature article, Little Horn: First Century Antichrist; also Revelation 17: Big Brother, Beast Of Babylon].
Because Edom sold the birthright to Israel, he lost a vast blessing. “And Isaac answered and said to [his other son] Esau, Behold, I have made him, [Jacob/Israel] your lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now to you, my son? And Esau said unto his father, Have you but one blessing, my father? bless me, me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.”
“And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above [i.e., among the nations of Israel in the last days]; and by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when [not if] you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.” [Gen. 27:37-40]. This is where we are today in relation to the anti-Christian Zionist "Edom" Israel. [See Zionist America, And UK; also Living By The Sword Is America's Foreign Policy; $700 Billion Plus For US Military; also see US On A Collapse Continuum].
The events of these last days are driven by Edom’s quest to regain that birthright through all means of war, including but not limited to military, political, economic, social, moral, big tech, big pharma, legal, illegal, etc. We know them today as Zionist Jews. [Zionism And Misinformed Christianity; Zionism's Dark Inevitability; Judaism Hijacked By Zionist Political Thugs; Einstein Warns Of Zionist Fascism; Zionism Begins Where Judaism Is Destroyed]. While they have put on the sheep’s clothing of “Jews,” misleading Christians about their true identity, they are descendants of the wolf Esau/Edom, and not Israel’s son, Judah. [See "We, [Edom], Control America And The American People Know It!,” Canada Too; see Rev. 17:12, 13 in reference to the ten nations of Israel and the Beast in the end times; see the Feature article, Ten Horns, Ten Nations].
There is a huge difference in the moral character of Israel and Edom. [See Gen. 25:23-26]. As Christ said, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep [our leaders today], and flees: and the wolf [Edom] catches them, and scatters the sheep. [As the prophecies indicate, see the Feature article, Isaiah 63: Big Brother, we are caught like sheep for the slaughter, a scattered, divided nation today, see A Divided Nation]. The hireling flees, because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep." Where are the shepherds who will stand up for the children of God? [See Micah 3:9-11, our latter day priests that preach for hire, and political leaders who care only to reward themselves, the Feature article, The Princes Of A Plundered House; also see Jer. 10:21, scattered flocks].
"I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. [See 1 John 4:4-6; Churchianity does not know Christ despite appearances; see Luke 13:22-28; Hos. 4:6]. As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have [the House of Judah], which are not of this fold [the House of Israel]: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” [John 10:11-16; see the Feature article, The Good News Colour Revolution].
This is the same point that Ezekiel made above, “ … and they shall be no more two nations [Judah and Israel], neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all … And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgements, and observe my statutes, and do them.” [Eze. 37:24].
Zionist Edom is very close to fulfilling his prophetic dominion over the nations of Israel. We see it all around us daily. He is working to divide and scatter us, destroying us by all available means possible. [See the Sneakers article, Ezekiel's Prophetic Headlines]. The attack on “white men and masculinity,” our "God and Country" mantra [Toxic Genderism; see Video: What US Used To Be Like, 'two different manner of people'], is all part of Edom’s goal of dominion over all the nations of Israel, destroying and scattering, undermining Christian values and principles, eagerly providing us with "useless idols." [See the Sneakers articles, A Life And Death Pickle Of A Predicament and Continuing Benefits Of "White Privilege," as well as Racism In Eyes Of The Racist Ideologue].
Edom is the sixth head of the emerging Beast, Babylon the Great, along with the False Prophet [See footnote 1, in the Feature article, Obadiah And The Prophetic Parable Of The Tares; also Pope's New Non-Christian World Order]. Many of our prophecy articles touch upon this subject in one form or another, so if you haven’t done so already, it would be useful to read the prophecy and Christmas articles, listed in the Feature articles menu on the Home page, to fill in much of the details.
When we look at the prophetic warnings given to us [See The Blind Man's Elephant, Chapter Six, The Genesis Birthright, One Is ...], our history throughout the pages of Biblical history, and the current events we see unfolding daily, [see the updated Feature article, Why Do We Believe The Lies?] and as mentioned in Revelation, in particular chapter 13, 17, 18 [and the updated Feature article, Damascus A Heap Of Ruins, plus the Sneakers article, Who Inflicted Beast's Deadly Wound In Revelation?], it is very evident we are getting very near the emergence of the Beast and False Prophet [2 Ths. 2:7], with their 42 months dominion over all the nations of Israel. [Rev. 13:4-8]. It is at the end of this three and a half year period that the Lamb, Christ will open the sixth seal immediately prior to his return to Earth. [Mat. 24: 29-31; Rev. 8:6].
We've moved past the spoon feeding baby food phase of Christianity, folks. It's time we wake up, and mature as Christians. We are culpable for our predicament, not anyone else. We need to take responsibility for our errant ways, without delay making the necessary changes, seeking the truth of the word of God, putting it into action 24/7 in our lives, and humbly asking our Savior to direct our path to Him. For when we are right with our LORD, He is our light and salvation. [See The Feature article, You Know You're A Christian When ...].
We need to have a strong love of the truth of the word of God rather than of the deceits and lies that have led us down the wayward path to this point, starting with chucking the Roman church pagan Christmas and Easter festivals out the window. [See the Feature article, Our Corrupted Compass]. The sprouting of the fig leaves has been occurring for some time now. The leaves are maturing. As Ezekiel's prophecy makes clear to us, "You have caused your days to draw near, and have come to the end of your years ...." [Eze. 22:4].
The events our nations are experiencing is the Beast knocking on our door. How near is summer, that which we commonly refer to as the “Apocalypse?” If you were to ask me, I would say, very, very near. You bet your life near.
For more, see the Feature articles, The Relevance Of The Holy Days In The Plan Of God In The Last Days, and The Risk Of Loving The Truth. Also, When The Lies Become The "Truth," Our Ass Becomes Grass
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