ZETAS, ALIENS & FALLEN ANGELS
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Q: I have been struggling with this information for about 5 or 6 yrs, since I first heard Steve Quayle talk about it. Then I asked for a spiritual journey and I say be careful what you ask for lol. What I want to know is that if aliens are all demons what about the Zetas of Zeta Talk who through Nancy Leider say the same things and more, like safe locations ands tons of scientific info and they have been warning people since 1995? I really want to know the truth about aliens. I know the truth of Jesus and he saved my life in 1981, thank God, but I can't get past the Zeta's who say they are service to others. What do you think? Thanks for your ministry.
A: The topic of aliens, UFOs and fallen angels is a very controversial subject among Christian believers. Most churches will not touch this topic with a ten foot pole, and yet there are so many people out there with a genuine desire to know the answer to the truth about these things. Many years ago I did not even believe in aliens or UFOs. The LORD began to deal with me about this in 1995 as I was preaching a revival in the city of Houston, Texas. I had a vision one night that left me with a lot of questions (see Vision of UFOs Escorted by Military Planes). This began my pilgrimage into this obscure, bizarre and misunderstood topic. A year later, while taking a stroll with my wife and small daughter, we all saw three UFOs (1 reddish & 2 white lights) dancing in the skies above us in what looked like a dogfight. I wrestled with this for many years, trying to make some sense of it and reconcile what I had seen.
The following year in 1997, the LORD brought Larry Taylor to a Prophetic Conference right here in our city, along with other men and women of God. We had an opportunity to visit and he started telling about UFOs and alien technology. At first, I had a problem with what he was sharing. However, the LORD had already shown me in previous years the truth about these things so I continued to listen to what he was saying. This was one more confirmation to everything that I had been shown. As I continued to study the scriptures and research this topic, I began to come upon an incredible amount of evidence that aliens, UFOs and fallen angels were all somehow intricately related to one another. At first, I believed that all UFOs were of evil origins and were here to hurt humanity. However, as I began to pray, meditate and do research on this topic both in the Bible as well as in other extra biblical sources, I came to the understanding that this was not the case. Allow me explain.
The term UFO means: "Unidentified Flying Object". It does not have to look like a flying saucer or alien space craft. The name flying saucer was coined shortly after the Roswell crash due to the saucer shape of some of these UFOs. However, although some of the UFO sightings have been described as strange looking saucer or cigar shape objects, the majority of them appear merely as lights in the sky. Since the first time I saw them, I have seen dozens of them at one time or another. It takes a trained eye to be able to discern them in the skies; but once you learn how to spot them, you can practically see them every night in the heavens. In the last few years there has been an explosion of UFOs manifesting in the skies. This is a fulfillment of Luke 21:11: "And great earthquakes shall be in various places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven." I have come to understand that most of these UFOs (not all of them) and the strange looking space crafts spotted all over the world are of demonic origins.
These are the fallen angels, Nephillims, Annunaki spoken of in many parts of scriptures. However, not all of the angelic activity taking place in the heavens right now is of demonic origins. These angels are referred to in scriptures as the sons of God. One third of them fell and joined with Lucifer in a war against the Most High. However, two thirds of them remained faithful to the Almighty and serve Him day and night. As to why some of them require these strange looking extra dimensional spacecrafts to move from one place to another there are no firm answers, only educated guesses based on speculation. We know that angels can materialize at will anywhere they so desire. However, some of the fallen ones may have lost some of their powers and they may need these spacecrafts in order to move about and conduct some type of specific assignment or experiment in this dimensional level. We know from government declassified files on this type of phenomena that these vessels are capable of maneuvering and changing direction at very high speeds and virtually disappearing into thin air at will.
Angels of the Most High, as well as fallen ones, have access to sophisticated technology as we are talking about here. We can see proof of this when we read in the Book of Enoch how these fallen angels gave mankind information and advanced technology in the areas of science, astrology, astronomy, medicine and weapons of warfare that was way ahead ot its time in exchange for certain privileges involving human, animal and plant DNA experimentation. This is what led to the creation of giants, chimeras and the hybridization of most of human, animal and plant life on the planet. This eventually brought on the wrath of God and the destruction of mankind during the days of Noah, and the cleansing of the land afterwards of all vistages of giants and all human, animal and plant hybrids. Greek Mythology mentions these things in an allegorical way. It tells us how these kinds of gods and demigods roamed the earth at some point in the distant past. These things have been going on for a very long time and now we are standing on the verge of the end of times which is likened to the days of Noah and the culmination of all things.
However, good angels are also very active in the earth today in the protection of those that are ordained to eternal life. This is where believers in Christ Yahushua need to exercise wisdom and discernment. Angels of the Most High do not manifest themselves as aliens posing as benefactors that come to help mankind. They are Holy and carry the presence of God. They behave with a kind of Holy Reverence and whenever they do manifest they declare Jesus Christ Yahushua as the Messiah. Not every angel that manifests in our dimension comes from the throne of the Almighty; Beware:
2 Corinthians 11:14: "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."
Galatians 1:8-9: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed."
1 John 4:1-3: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, of which you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."
Every angel, no matter how beautiful he may look, has to be able to pass the test. It requires great discernment to be able to separate what is Holy from the profane and ungodly. Unfortunately most of God's people have not been trained in the discernment of good and evil.
Hebrews 5:12-14: "For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food. For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."
The Zetas and the host of other fallen angelic entities using different names are lying, They are not interested in saving mankind because they care or love them. It has more to do with trying to get mankind to help them achieve their goals of a New World Order where they will rule once again over mankind. They need human beings to help them build their underground bases and sophisticated weapons that they will use to fight the Lamb Of Glory when He returns with the Host of Heaven to put an end to this mess. They will once again come offering mankind all kinds of new technological breakthroughs in the areas of medicine, energy, finances and other areas to create (according to them) the perfect world. Men will be able to live for hundreds of years through the use of nano technology. Disease will be stamped, out and mankind as a whole will become smarter, stronger in a society free from crime, hunger and poverty.
They will claim to be the originators of the human species saying that they seeded this planet a long time ago, and now they are returning to usher us into a new level of consciousness where we will become like gods. Beware, for this is the great deception and strong delusionspoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ as well as the apostle Paul. Notice the strong words that are used to describe the coming great deception that will be foisted upon mankind:
Mark 13:22-25: "For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and themoon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken."
2 Thessalonians 2:7-12: "For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now restrains will do so, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked One be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deception of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be condemned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
Luke 17:26: "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."
Revelation 12:4; 7-9: "And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth... And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Genesis 6:1-4: "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons (ben) of God (elohiym) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years. There were giants (n@phiyl) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men ( gibbowr) which were of old, men of renown."
2 Kings 2:11: "And it came to pass, as they still went on and talked, that behold there appeared a chariot (rekeb - vehicle) of fire, andhorses of fire and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven."
Job 1:6: "Now there was a day when the sons (ben) of God (elohiym) came to present themselves before the LORD and Satan came also among them."
Job 38:7: "When the morning stars sang together and all the sons(ben) of God (elohiym) shouted for joy"
Luke 17:26: "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."
2 Peter 2:4: "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment."
Jude 1:6-7: "And the angels who kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after unnatural lust, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
Numbers 13:28-29; 33: "Nevertheless the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreoverwe saw the children of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and along the Jordan... And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, who come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight."
Deuteronomy 3:11: "For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man."
Joshua 11:20-22: "For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favor, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses. And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakim from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities. There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, any remained."
Amos 2:9: "Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath."
1 Samuel 17:4-7: "And there went a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. And he had a helmet of bronze upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. And he had armor of bronze upon his legs, and a javelin of bronze upon his shoulders. And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him."
2 Samuel 21:15-22: "Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David grew faint. And Ishbi-benob, who was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear was three hundred shekels of bronze in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to slay David. But Abishai the son of Zeruiah aided him, and struck the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David swore unto him, saying, You shall go no more out with us to battle, that you quench not the light of Israel.
And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, who was of the sons of the giant. And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. And there was yet again a battle in Gath, wherethere was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant. And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei the brother of David slew him. These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants."
2 Samuel 23:20: "And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lion-like heroes of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in a time of snow."
1 Chronicles 20:6-8: "And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant. But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him. These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants."
Revelation 9:1-11: "And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men who have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when it strikes a man.
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, who isthe angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue he has the name Apollyon."
Book of Enoch 1 Chapter 6:1-2 "And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.'"
Chaper 7:1-5 "And all the ohers together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells; who consumed all th acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood."
Chapter 14:8-12 "And now, the giants who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. E vil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men, and from the Holy watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earch, and evil spirits shall they be called. As for the Spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be dwelling. And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble; they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them."
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE BOOK OF ENOCH WAS REMOVED FROM THE CANON OF SCRIPTURE IN THE 16TH CENTURY, AT THE COUNCIL OF TRENT. THE BOOK OF JUDE QUOTES DIRECTLY FROM THE BOOKD OF ENOCH, AS DOES THE BOOK OF 2 PETER.
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SALVATION, SANCTIFICATION & REWARDS
Q: For the first time I came across today on your salvation section, or at least the videos you have in it, from your website. I was watching the videos on Angelica Zambrano (parts I & II) with my friend and co-workers (who are saved), here at work today. Her visions are very impressive and frightening. Especially since I prayed for God to give me more fear of Him as well as increased love for Him a few days ago. Her visions are also very confusing in regards to salvation. As a Catholic, I was taught that no one truly knows whether they are saved or not. As a Christian I was taught that once saved you are always saved.
Supposedly backsliders still go to heaven but will have no treasures accumulated; which always made me wonder about the economy of heaven (there will still be poor and rich people???...I don't think so). The Bible seems unclear and to point towards both opinions. I know that American evangelical churches have watered down the Gospel and are therefore very heavy on grace therefore grace seems to get abused. My understanding as a Christian also is that the only way to lose your salvation is to grieve the Holy Spirit. Something which I have heard is hard to do, due to the forgiving nature of Christ. Please elaborate or set me straight on this issue if you may?
A: This issue is one of the most divisive and difficult questions in the body of Christ. The system of Rewards in Heaven is well established in scripture; otherwise the Lord would be unfair, and we know that He is just and righteous. Not every believer will be in the same place in heaven or have the same position. That is what the Bible says. This is a topic that is not taught at all in the majority of churches today, but it is part of the foundation of our faith. Salvation is precious and valuable, and we must protect and cherish it. It should not be taken for granted, but we should work out our salvation with much trembling and fear. Salvation however, is only the beginning; believers should think beyond just the salvation part which gets us through the door of the Kingdom of Heaven. Christians need to go to a higher level. That is why the church is in the condition it is in.
Do we loose our salvation easily? No, I do not believe so. However, whenever a person does turn back to the things of the world and grows cold and hardened to the things of God he is in danger of becoming a reprobate. My recommendation to every believer is this: Try to run the race as if you mean to win it. Walk a life of purity, holiness and consecration unto the Lord. Holiness means separation unto God. The moment a person looses interest in their salvation and the race and tries to coast, they are setting themselves for shipwreck. Set your eyes on things above, not on things below. There needs to be more teaching on this topic. I leave you with the following scriptures which speak louder than any words I may say:
SCRIPTURES IN RED DEAL WITH HOLINESS & SANCTIFICATION OF SAINTS
SCRIPTURES IN GREEN DEAL WITH REWARDS AND INHERITANCE OF SAINTS
SCRIPTURES IN BROWN DEAL WITH CORRUPTION AND DEFILEMENT OF REPROBATES
Philippians 2:12: “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
Hebrews 12:28-29: “Therefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire.”
1 Corinthians 3:11-17: “For no other foundation can a man lay than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man defiles the temple ofGod, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
Romans 9:21-23: “Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared unto glory.”
2 Timothy 2:19-22: Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal,The Lord knows them that are his. And, Letevery one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and fit for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Revelation 2:7: “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
Romans 1:26-32:“For this causeGod gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is shameful, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was fitting. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not proper.”
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Revelation 2:11: “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.”
2 Timothy 3:1-9: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.”
Revelation 2:17: “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows except him who receives it.”
Revelation 11:18: “And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward unto your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; andshould destroy them who destroy the earth.”
Titus 1:14-16: “Not giving heed to Jewish myths, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”
Revelation 2:26: “And he that overcomes, and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations.”
Matthew 16:27: “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”
Revelation 22:12: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”
Romans 6:20-23: “For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness. What fruit had you then in those things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Revelation 3:5: “He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white clothing; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.”
2 Corinthians 7:1: “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
1 Corinthians 3:7-9: “So then neither is he that plants anything, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase. Now he that plants and he that waters are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are laborers together with God: you are God's field, you are God's building.”
Matthew 10:41-42: “He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”
Matthew 6:1-6: “Take heed that you give not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father who is in heaven. Therefore when you give your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when you give alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does: That your alms may be in secret: and your Father who sees in secret himself shall reward you openly. And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, enter into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly.”
Revelation 3:11-12: “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown. He that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”
1 Corinthians 9:24-27: “Know you not that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain. And every man that strives for self control is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not with uncertainty; so fight I, not as one that beats the air: But I roughly treat my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.”
Colossians 3:24: “Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ.”
2 John 1:8: “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked for, but that we receive a full reward.”
Hebrews 11:24-26: “By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to share ill treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he looked unto the recompense of reward.”
Hebrews 12:1-6: “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”
Revelation 3:21: “To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.”
Hebrews 12:14: “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.”
Matthew 5:8: “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”
2 Peter 2:13-14: “And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, reveling themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children.”
Matthew 6:1-3: “Take heed that you give not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father who is in heaven. Therefore when you give your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when you give alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does.”
Hebrews 2:1-3: “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.”
Ephesians 4:22-32: “That you put off concerning the former way of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Therefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. Be angry, and sin not: let not the Sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.”
1 Thessalonians 3:13: “To the end he may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”
Hebrews 12:9-11: “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them who are trained by it.”
PORTALS & GATEWAYS
Q: I just wanted to let you know that one of my best friends (a lady whom I work with, but still have a wonderful relationship with) is an ardent new age fan. She is into past life regressions etc. Now the one thing that I have noted about here supposed past life regressions is that whenever a new "place" is discovered (I think there is a new supposed lost society called Lunaria) then my friend and all of her other new age buddies have past life regressions to that very place. I always thought that it is the biggest load of rubbish, but as I was listening to you the other night, I realize that they are probably all "guided" by the same spirits and these spirits know all about the supposed lost societies, so now I don't find it so strange that they all regress to the same place.
Another interesting thing about my friend: she told me that she once regressed to ancient Egypt where she worked closely with a priest in one of the pyramids and that inside the pyramid there were portals where you could go to another world. Of course I just thought she was being her weird self but you mentioned something about portals the other day and seeing it in that context it is probably not so far fetched. Just thought I would share this bit with you. What are your thoughts on this?
A: Portals and gateways are very real indeed. Both good angels and bad angels use it often. Jerusalem to this day, is a gateway to heaven. There are however, gates which the Bible calls the gates of hell: "And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Many of these new age "Chanelers" are influenced by familiar spirits (demons) and shown "past lives" which are really people these familiar spirits also inhabited in times past and were very familiar with. Thus the term "familiar spirits". These same familiar spirits are attaching themselves to many today tricking them into believing that they were the same people who lived many years ago and re-incarnated into their present bodies. This is how re-incarnation victims are duped by these familiar spirits. This belief is prevalent in India and other countries who belief and practice Hinduism. Now, this belief system has been brought to America and Western countries and is becoming an epidemic today.
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Pyramids were used as portals to create gateways between dimensions. There are certain parts of the world that to this day are gateways to hell such as Stonehenge. Another area that is notorious is the Bermuda Triangle. Many strange and bizarre events have happened there. In addition, CERN and other colliders are being used to creat these dimensional portals to allow these fallen angelic entities, Nephilims, Annunaki however you want to call them, to come through those portal, wormhole into into this reality. Eventually, they will manage to open the Bottomless Pit and release the fallen angels that are imprisoned there.
Leviticus 19:31 "Turn ye not unto them that have familiar spirits, nor unto the wizards; seek them not out, to be defiled by them: I am Jehovah your God."
Leviticus 20:6 "And the soul that turns unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto the wizards, to play the harlot after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people."
Deuteronomy 18:11 "or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer."
1 Samuel 28:3 "Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land."
2 Kings 21:6 "And he made his son to pass through the fire, and practiced augury, and used enchantments, and dealt with them that had familiar spirits, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger."
2 Kings 23:24 "Moreover them that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the teraphim, and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of Jehovah."
Isaiah 8:19 "And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits and unto the wizards, that chirp and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? on behalf of the living should they seek unto the dead?"
Isaiah 19:3 "And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of it; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek unto the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards."
FALLEN ANGELS & THE NEPHILLIM
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Q: Ever since I first read the passage about the nephilim in Genesis, I wanted to know HOW the fallen angels copulated with women. How did they get a physical body to do this? I do know that there are some instances in the Bible where angels (the good angels) took on human form (as when they visited Abraham), but I cannot recall an instance in the Bible when a "bad" angel took on human form without actually possessing a person. I know there is a Scripture in Matthew where Jesus said that angels are not given in marriage and a footnote in my Bible says that they cannot reproduce "after their own kind" (although the verse does not explicitly state this). I am just really interested to know what your view on this is. And by the way, I live in South Africa. What is Africa's role in the upcoming events in the world? Warm regards from the southern hemisphere.
A: Greetings to you in South Africa. Thank you for listening to our audio files on the Byte Show and your interest. There are not many details about this event in the Bible, but you can read it in the Book of Enoch in much more detail. Angels have the ability to materialize in human form, along with many other supernatural abilities we have no knowledge of. That scripture you refer to is Mathew 22:30, and many people use this scripture to argue the point. However, notice that it says as angels in heaven (not earth). The other two scripture talk about this same event.
Matthew 22:30 "For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angelsin heaven."
Jude 1:6 "And the angels who kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day."
2 Peter 2:4 "For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment"
THE LAST TRUMP
Q: Is the last trump referred to by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 the same as the last trumpet judgment in Revelation 11:15?
A: This is one of those areas where due to the lack of substantial evidence from the word of God, all we can do is speculate and share what the the Holy Spirit has revealed so far. The first two passages teach that the Church will be removed at the sound of a trump. One passage calls it The Trump of God and the other passage calls it The Last Trump. Trumpets are mentioned many times in the Bible. But nowhere does it say that the three scriptures quoted above are the same as the seventh trumpet that will be blown by the seventh angel during the Tribulation Period. Those who say The Last Trump (The Trump of God) is the same as the seventh trumpet that will be blown by the seventh angel during the Tribulation Period just assume that they are the same. It's probably just their interpretation or maybe something that they have heard others say. But it is not based on any solid explanation from the Bible. The timing of The Last Trump will take place some time after the great rebellion and the revealing of the man of sin (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3). This will be addressed at another time. As to the exact timing when the Lord will gather His people within the context of the Book of Revelation, all that we can do is speculate.
There are major differences between the last trump (trump of God) and the 7th trumpet judgment in the book of Revelation. First it is clear that the last trump (the trump of God) has to do with believers being evacuated or removed from planet earth due to impending cataclysmic disasters resulting from God's wrath. When the last trump of God sounds, the deceased believers will be raised, then the believers who are still alive on planet earth will be changed into incorruptible bodies and the entire Church will be caught up to heaven at the same time. However, when the angel blows the seventh trumpet it will cause anger on earth, lightening, thunder, an earthquake, great hail, and it will lead to the seven last bowls of God's wrath.
The voice of God is not the sound of a trumpet blown by an angel (Revelation 11:15). It is the voice that sounds like a trumpet (Revelation 1:10; 4:1). There is a difference between the sound of a trumpet and a voice that sounds like a trumpet.
The last trump (the trump of God) will be an act of God's mercy and grace towards His elect, where the angels gather them into heaven Mathew 24:31.
Matthew 24:31 "And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
Whereas the trumpet blown by the seventh angel in Revelation 11:15 will be an act of wrath. It has to do with divine judgment and the pouring of God's wrath upon those on earth.
Revelation 11:15-19 "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, who sat before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God, Saying, We give you thanks, O Lord God Almighty, who is, and was, and is to come; because you have taken to you your great power, and have reigned. And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward unto your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name,small and great; and should destroy them who destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his covenant: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."
When the last trump (the trump of God) sounds Jesus won't be in heaven. Jesus will descend with a shout and remain in the clouds above the earth to meet the Church (I Thessalonian 4:16-17). There's no mention of Jesus descending or shouting or remaining in the clouds when the seventh angel blows the seventh trumpet in Revelation 11:15-19.
Some people believe that the ascension of the two witnesses is a picture of the rapture; however the saints will be gathered at the last trump (the trump of God). On the other hand, the two witnesses will be raised from the dead and they will ascend to heaven before the seventh angel blows the trumpet. The saints will be changed in the twinkling of an eye. But the two witnesses will stand on their feet while all the world will see them. Apparently, instead of being removed in the twinkling of an eye, whereas the two witnesses will remain on earth after they are raised from the dead long enough for television cameras to transmit their images all over the world.
There is an amazing event that took place during the days of Moses in the wilderness that may be a type and shadow of what will happen at the last trump (the trump of God). Moses took the people to meet God near Mt. Sinai. Among other things, he took them there for the purpose of receiving God's Commandments and having His people agree to keep them. Notice what happened:
Exodus 19:16-19 "And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceedingly loud; so that all the people that were in the camp trembled. And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the lower part of the mount. And mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke of it ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice."
Exodus 20:18 "And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they moved, and stood far off."
We are living today in the beginning of the third day since Messiah came. A day with the Lord is like a thousands years, and a thousand years like a day (2 Peter 3:8). The morning represents the beginning of the third day after Messiah came. Notice the thick cloud upon the mount (Jesus will meet the Church in the clouds) and the voice of the trumpet (the voice not the sound) exceeding loud. Compare this voice to Revelation 1:10 and
4:1; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. Notice how similar what they saw and heard to what the apostle John saw in the Island of Patmos and recorded in the book of Revelation:
Revelation 4:5 "And out of the throne proceeded lightning and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God."
Revelation 8:5 "And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire from the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, andthunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake."
Revelation 11:19 "And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his covenant: and there werelightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."
Revelation 19:6 "And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns."
In Exodus 19:16-20 it says that "Moses prepared the people to meet God (the Lord wants His people prepared to meet Him when He returns). Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God (a picture of the Church going forth to meet Jesus); and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended (a picture of Jesus descending out of heaven to meet the Church at the Rapture) upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder (the voice of the trumpet sounded several times getting louder and louder). Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice. And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called
Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up(a picture of the Church going up).
Notice that the voice of the trumpet was exceeding loud. It even sounded long and waxed louder and louder. This is important because God told the Jews to make trumpets and blow them on their feast days (Numbers 10:2, 10). This would include all seven of the feast days: The Feast of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of First Fruits, the Feast of Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, the Feast of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 1:1-36). The Church began on the Feast of Pentecost and most believe the Church will be Raptured on The Feast of Trumpets. Either way, the Jews blow trumpets on their feast days (Numbers 10:10), and on the Feast of Trumpets, the trumpet is blown one hundred times. The one hundredth blast or the last blast of the trumpet on the Feast of Trumpets is the longest and loudest. The Jews call it theTekiah, Teruah, Shevarim which means The Great Blast. Many believe that The Last Trump (The Trump of God) is represented by The Great Blast on the Feast of Trumpets.
DANIEL'S 70TH WEEK & THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION
Q: What about the Scripture Jesus referred to in Matthew 24:15 when He spoke about the Abomination of desolation that Daniel spoke about? Also Paul in 2Thess 2 refers to antichrist going into the temple and declare Himself to be God? Surely this is referring to the same passage Daniel refers to in Ch 9:27 Can you explain this to me "And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him" Surely this cannot also be referring to Jesus?
A: This is a two part question, on a very misunderstood and difficult to understand subject. Everyone in the early church understood what these three scriptures meant, and interpreted it correctly. Most of the older commentaries (Albert Barnes, Adam Clarke, Jamieson-Fausset-Brown) and others also understood what these three scriptures meant and interpreted it correctly. Three scriptures are mentioned; let's take a look at them:
Daniel 9:24-27 "Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, 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 troublesome times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and its end shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."
Matthew 24:15 "When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand.)"
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come the falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."
We are going to look at Daniel 9:24-27 first. This passage refers to what is known as the 70th week of Daniel. Christians recognize that these 70 weeks or 490 days are symbolic of years, each day representing a year. A lot of modern day preachers who adhere to the futurist interpretation believe that there is a huge gap of 2,000 years that separates the 69thweek from the 70th week. They believe that this 70th week are 7 years of tribulation when the antichrist will make a covenant with the Jews, allow them to build the temple and make sacrifices there, and then later he will break the covenant causing the sacrifices to stop. I will attempt to show you that this event spoken of in Daniel 9:24-27 was fulfilled by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Everything in Daniel 9:24 has to do with the coming of the Messiah and the work He would do: Finish the transgression, make an end of sins, make reconciliation for iniquity, bring in everlasting righteousness, seal up (fulfill) the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy (Jesus Christ). Let us look at each one:
"Finish the transgression and make an end of sins"
Hebrews 1:3 "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high"
Hebrews 9:26 "For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the age has he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself."
"To make reconciliation for iniquity"
2 Corinthians 5:18 "And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation"
Ephesians 2:16 "And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby"
Hebrews 2:17 "Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people."
Hebrews 10:17 "And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more."
"To bring in everlasting righteousness"
Romans 3:22 "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference"
Romans 3:25-26 "Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him who believes in Jesus."
Romans 5:18-19 "Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."
"To seal up the vision and prophecy"
Jesus sealed the Old Testament prophecies by fulfilling what was written in them.
Acts 3:18 "But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer,he has so fulfilled."
"To anoint the most Holy"
To anoint, (from which comes Mashiach, the Messiah, the anointed one), signifies in general, to consecrate or appoint to some special office. Here it means the consecration or appointment of our blessed Lord, the Holy One ofIsrael, to be the Prophet, Priest, and King of mankind.
Acts 4:27 "For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together"
Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised"
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In Daniel 9:25 the prophecy of the seventy weeks was to begin with the decree to restore and build Jerusalem. That well-known date is 457 B.C., when Artaxerxes sent out the decree (Ezra 7:13). From that date, 457 B.C., the Jews would have exactly 490 years to finish filling up their cup of iniquity by rejecting the Messiah. That 490-year probation ended in A.D. 34, and the Jews ceased to be God's chosen people. Daniel 9:25 says that the Messiah would be anointed after sixty-nine of those prophetic weeks had passed by. That would be 483 years from the decree date of 457 B.C and It brings us to the year A.D. 27, the very year that Jesus was baptized by John and the Holy Spirit anointed Him for His ministry.
Seventy weeks were assigned as probation to the Jewish people, but Jesus Christ appeared as the Messiah after sixty-nine weeks. That left the seventieth week for Christ to minister to the Jews before their probation period ended. This scripture tells us what would happen in the seventieth week:
Daniel 9:27 "And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease."
Nowhere in this verse does it say anything about an antichrist making and breaking a covenant with the Israel. Antichrist is nowhere to be found in this verse. However, if we accept the fact that this verse is referring to Messiah, Jesus Christ everything makes sense and falls perfectly into place. The middle of the week is three and a half years from the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. According to the scriptures, the ministry of Jesus lasted for three and a half years, or half of the 70th week. In the spring of A.D. 31 He was crucified. The veil of the temple was rent from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51) symbolizing the oblations and sacrifices had been terminated.
Through His death, Jesus Christ caused sacrifices to cease in the Jewish temple as far as God was concerned, although the Jews continued to offer sacrifices in the temple until the middle of 66 AD; approximately three and a half years later the Roman armies destroyed the temple in Jerusalem. After the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, another three and a half years remained of the seventy weeks and the end of Jewish probation. There are two possibilities as to when the remaining three and a half years are fulfilled.
One possibility is that the divine clock of the seventy weeks of the Jewish probation was stopped at the death of Messiah leaving three and a half years left. From that moment on, the focus has been on the Gentiles, although the Bride of Jesus Christ is made up of both Jews and Gentiles. Jews can be a part of the Bride, but they must come in through the strait and narrow gate like everyone else and be washed by the Blood of the Lamb and filled with His Spirit. After approximately two thousand years, the clock will re-start again at the end of the age when the times of the gentiles is fulfilled. At that time the Jews will be given one last opportunity to turn to Him, or to receive the false Messiah. Jesus Christ will fulfill the second half of the 70th week by confirming the covenant again. This may be the mystery that the Apostle Paul referred to when he said that the blindness of Israel was for a season until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in, and then Israel would be saved (Romans 11:25-26).
The other possibility is that during those three and a half years after the crucifixion of Jesus, the apostles worked mostly with the Jews until 34 A.D. when the seventy weeks probation ended. Stephen was stoned and the gospel began to go to the Gentiles (Acts 8:4). The Jews had rejected the gospel message and were no longer God's people-just as Daniel had predicted. Now they could only be saved as individuals, the same way as the Gentiles. He now has made a covenant with many;these are his spiritual seed in all ages: Psalms 22:30;Isaiah 53:1. As a nation, the Jews had been rejected as God's chosen people. Here is the way the Bible describes that rejection:
Matthew 21:43 "The kingdom of God shall be taken from you."
Matthew 21:19 "And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away." (The fig tree was a symbol of the Jewish nation.)
Matthew 23:38 "Behold, your house is left unto you desolate."
Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."
Galatians 3:29 "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."
Romans 10:12 "For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him."
Romans 9:6-8 "For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children; but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, they which are ... the children of the promise are counted for the seed." (The New Testament teaches the acceptance of spiritual Israel, and the rejection of physicalIsrael and the children of the flesh.)
Romans 2:28, 29 "For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter."
Acts 13:46 "It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles."
I would also like to point out that in the part that says: "the people of the prince that shall come" does not refer to the antichrist. This is where the ridiculous belief among many theologians that the antichrist would come from Rome came from. Many times throughout the book of Daniel, when you see the word prince, the angel is referring to an angelic prince. I believe in this case the angel was referring to the prince of the Roman Empire, who would come after the prince ofGreece. The people of the Roman prince to come of course were the Roman armies who came and destroyed the city ofJerusalem and the sanctuary in 70 AD.
Daniel 10:13 "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; for I had remained there with the kings of Persia."
Daniel 10:20-21 "Then said he: Know you why I come unto you? And now will I return to fight with the prince ofPersia: and when I have gone forth, lo, the prince of Greece shall come. But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that upholds me in these things, but Michael your prince."
Daniel 12:1 "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book."
This is the part where most get in trouble. The confirming of the covenant during that "one week" must be consistent with some work or event that would cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease in the middle of that period. The sacrifices and offerings "ceased" at the death of Christ - in the middle of the "week." Many times Jesus said: "My time is not yet come" (John 2:4; 7:6, 30). Then just prior to His death He said: "My time is at hand" and "the hour is come" (Mathew 26:18, 45; John 17:1). These verses clearly indicate that there was a definite time in the divine plan when Jesus had to die. He came to fulfill the scriptures, and there is only one scripture that predicted the time of His death; the prophecy that stated that Messiah would be cut off in the midst of the 70th week, after 3 1/2 years of ministry. Those who state that the confirming of the covenant and the causing of the sacrifices to cease refer to a future antichrist, completely destroy the awesome fulfillment of this beautiful prophecy.
The death of Christ was, in fact, the thing which made the sacrifices and oblations to cease, and the fact that the great atonement has been made, and that there is now no further need of those offerings, is the only philosophical reason which can be given why the Jews have never been able again to rebuild the temple, and why for eighteen hundred years they have found no place where they could again offer a bloody sacrifice. The "sacrifice and the oblation" were made, as the result of the coming of the Messiah, to "cease" for ever, and no power of man will be able to restore them again in Jerusalem. If it were to occur again, that event by itself would be the abomination of desolation in the eyes of God.
Hebrews 8:6-8 "But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 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"
Hebrews 9:15 "And for this cause he is the mediator of the new covenant, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, they who are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance."
Hebrews 10:16-18 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin."
And for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate. Nothing could be more appropriate, in the common estimation of the Jews, than to speak of such an object as a Roman military standard planted in any part of the temple, as an "abomination,;" and no word would better denote the character of the Roman conqueror than the word "desolator" - for the effect of his coming, was to lay the whole city and temple in ruins.
Mt 24:15 "When ye, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet stand in the holy place"
There can be no doubt that the Lord is referring to the passage in Daniel 9:27 or that the events that occurred in the attack on Jerusalem and the temple fully correspond with the language used here. Josephus says, that when the city was taken, the Romans brought their ensigns into the temple and placed them over the eastern gate and sacrificed to them there. This is in perfect agreement with the language above and the destruction of the city and temple.
Daniel 9:27 "and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."
The Hebrew word (shomem) means "to be laid waste, to be made desolate". The reference is to Jerusalem being seen as desolate or reduced to ruins by the hand of the foreign Roman army. The angel perhaps contemplating it as he speaks, sees it in ruins or as desolate, and he sees this also as the termination of the series of prophecies regarding Israel, and in view of everything that will take place, speaks of Jerusalem appropriately as "the desolate." A desolator has come there to spread destruction, and this shall continue even to the end of the whole matter; the completion of Jerusalem's overthrow as determined by God.
The Lord Jesus himself interpreted these words of the Roman armies standing in the holy place, and the desolation ofJerusalem they would cause:
Luke 21:20-24 "And when you shall see Jerusalem surrounded with armies, then know that its desolation is near.Then let them who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them who are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the country enter into it. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that nurse children, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."
Luke 13:34-35 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kills the prophets, and stones them that are sent unto you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen does gather her brood under her wings, and you would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, you shall not see me, until the time comes when you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord."
*2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-4*
2 Thessalonians 2:4 "Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."
This scripture is not referring to Daniel 9:27 or Mathew 24:15. Most Bible scholars believe that he was referring to the coming Popes and the arrogant Papal Infallibility Doctrine adopted by the Catholic Church after Constantine in 325 AD. It is recorded history what the Popes did during hundreds of years to oppress, kill and persecute the Christians and forced them to submit to the pope as if he was God. By the temple of God, you must understand that it is referring to the church of living God, the external, visible church which professes the faith of Christ and bears his name. It is in this temple of God that the man of sin sits in. The phrase "the temple of God" is several times used in reference to the spiritual temple made up of believers in Christ who make up His Church 2Co 6:16; Eph 2:21; 1Co 3:16-17;
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 "Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are."
2 Corinthians 6:16 "And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."
Ephesians 2:19-21 "Now therefore you are no more strangers and sojourners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the Lord."
The temple was the proper symbol of the church, and an apostle such as Paul, trained among the Hebrew institutions would naturally speak of the church as the temple of God. The temple at Jerusalem was regarded as the peculiar dwelling-place of God on earth. When the Christian church was founded, it was spoken of as the peculiar dwelling-place of God. See the passages referred to above. He dwelt among his people. He was with them, and walked with them, and manifested himself among them, as He had done in the previous temples in the Holy of Holies.
The New Testament does not restrict this language to an "edifice" or a "church," as the word is now commonly used, but rather it denotes the church as a society and the idea is that the Antichrist here referred to would present himself in the midst of that church as claiming the honor due to God alone. In the temple at Jerusalem, God himself was there; there he gave laws to his people; there he manifested himself as God and there He was worshipped.
When the "man of sin" sits in the Christian church, he would usurp the place which God had occupied in the temple and he would claim divine attributes and homage; he would give laws and responses as God did there; he would be regarded as the head of all ecclesiastical power and the source from which all authority emanated. This does not refer to the pope sitting in any particular church building or temple, but to his claim to the same universal supremacy, absolute authority, unerring infallibility and homage which God had in the temple at Jerusalem. No one can fail to see that the authority claimed by the pope of Rome, and the homage he demands meets the full force of the language used here by the Apostle Paul.
The sentence showing himself that he is God, does not necessarily mean that he actually claimed to be God, but that he usurped the place of God and claimed to be the Vicar of Christ (in place of God), receiving the honors due to God like accepting the worship of people or allowing people to kiss his hand, feet or the ring on his hand. The pope in Rome has in past times been called "Our Lord God the Pope" and King of kings and Lord of lords. This is heresy and blasphemy. The Catholic Church believes that the power of the Pope is greater than all created power, and extends itself to things celestial, terrestrial, and infernal.
The Pope has throughout history done whatsoever he believes, even things unlawful. For over a thousand years, the Pope in Rome held the highest place and authority in the Christian Church, where he acted as God, taking upon himself God's titles, attributes and the authority that belongs to the Most High. Even today, kings, presidents and heads of states still bestow upon the pope those same attributes paying homage to him such as kissing his hand and ring. Sometimes, the scriptures in the bible have a dual fulfillment. Although the coming of the Roman Papacy and the Catholic Church were a partial fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, I believe it will also have a future fulfillment in a coming final Pope, except that the Catholic Church will cease to exist as such and will be replaced by a New World Religion led by the two horned beast of Revelation 13.
There will come two beasts, one beast will be political and the other will be religious. It is my belief that new elected Pope Francis may very well be the one who will prepare the way for the one spoken of in the book of Revelation 13:10-17. According to the Saint Malachy prophecy, this is the last pope to preside over the Catholic Church. This pope will see the end of the Catholic Church as we know it, as it will yield to a New World Religion that will be led by the False Prophet. He may possibly rule from a New Temple in Jerusalem built by the Masons and the Illuminati, serving as the headquarters for the new world religion, and could also be a partial fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4. Solomon's Temple will include something else that is much more sinister which they prefer you know nothing about.
As we have explained already, the real temple of the living God (according to the scriptures) is the human body. The rebuilding of Solomon's Temple which the elite actually refer to is the rebuilding of Adam; human vessels who can be indwelt by demonic entities such as the fallen angels who (along with the old serpent Lucifer/Coatzcoatl/Kukulkan) are very soon to be thrown to Earth and given the key to open the bottomless pit as pointed out in the book of Revelation:
Revelation 12:9-10: "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night."
Revelation 9:1-3; 11: "And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
And they had a king over them, who is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue he has the name Apollyon."
Once the New Temple in Jerusalem is built, the beast that will soon arise out of the bottomless pit will walk into the holy of holies and proclaim himself to be the messiah. From that point, he will begin to rule the world in a New World Order or The New Atlantis in conjunction with the ten kings of the earth for three and one half years or forty two months Daniel 7:25; Revelation 11:2; 12:6; 13:5. Nowhere in the Bible can you find the beast ruling the earth for seven years. Neither can you find any scripture where it says that the great tribulation will last seven and a half years. These traditions of men must be laid aside if the people of the Most High are going to understand the endtimes. Satan will be given the same amount of time that Yahushua had to prove his case on the showcase of earth through the antichrist, false prophet and the 10 kings of the earth. No more.
DANIEL'S 70TH WEEK & THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION (QUESTION #2)
Q: Your explanation of Dan.9:25-27 fits together beautifully in my view, except for one question I have. In verse 27 you explain that the Lord Jesus Christ takes away the animal sacrifices by becoming the true sacrifice Himself in the midst of the 70th week. If he was cut off at this time, in the midst of the 70th week, how could He have also been cut off after three score and two weeks in verse 26? This is all that I can find that does not seem to fit. Could you explain?
A: Actually Daniel 9, verses 26 and 27 are referring to two different aspects of what happened as a consequence of Messiah being crucified atGolgotha. In verse 26, the angel goes on to tell Daniel that after Messiah is cut off (crucified-explained in detail below), the city and the sanctuary will be destroyed (explained in detail below).
In verse 27, the angel is explaining to Daniel that Messiah will confirm a covenant with many for a week (when Jesus established the New Covenant of His blood), and in the middle of the week (after 3.5 yrs, when Messiah is crucified mentioned back in v. 26) He shall cause sacrifice and oblation to cease (the Levitical Priesthood and system of animal sacrifices was terminated, abolished). Barnes, Clarke and Jamiesson-Fausset-BrownBible Commentaries do a great job of explaining this in great detail. Read below:
And after threescore and two weeks--that is, the threescore and two weeks that follow the seven weeks; in other words, after sixty-nine weeks, and during the seventieth week. If we reckon, as some eminent chronologists do, the date of Artaxerxes' decree to rebuild Jerusalem from the year before Christ 454, sixty-nine weeks of years bring us to A.D. 29, which is about the time of our Lord's entrance upon his public ministry. If, with others, we reckon from the year 449 before Christ, this brings us to A.D. 34, or about the time of his death. This is as near as we can hope to come, considering that neither the time of Artaxerxes' decree, or of our Lord's birth and baptism, is exactly settled.
In this verse, and in Daniel 9:27, Messiah is made the prominent subject, while the fate of the city and sanctuary are secondary, being mentioned only in the second halves of the verses. Messiah appears in a twofold aspect, salvation to believers, judgment on unbelievers (Lu 2:34; compareMal 3:1-6; 4:1-3). In the week leading to His crucifixion, He repeatedly connects His being "cut off" with the destruction of the city, as cause and effect (Mt 21:37-41; 23:37-38). Israel might naturally expect Messiah's kingdom of glory, if not after the seventy years' captivity, at least at the end of the sixty-two weeks; but, instead of that, shall be His death, and the consequent destruction of Jerusalem.
Messiah shall be cut off,-- It would apply to one who was assassinated, or murdered by a mob, or who was appointed to death by a judicial decree; or it might be applied to one who was cut down in battle, or by the pestilence, or by lightning, or by shipwreck, but it would not naturally or properly be applied to one who had lived out his days, and died a peaceful death. We always now connect with the word the idea of some unusual interposition, as when we speak of one who is cut down in middle life. The ancient translators understood it of a violent death. So the Latin "Vulgate, Syriac, "the Messiah shall be slain," or put to death.
It need not be here said that this phrase would find a complete fulfillment in the manner in which the Lord Jesus was put to death, nor that this is the very language in which it is proper now to describe the manner in which he was removed. He was cut off by violence; by a judicial decree: by a mob; in the midst of his way, etc. If it should be admitted that the angel meant to describe the manner of his death, he could not have found a single word that would have better expressed it.
But not for himself ---"but not for himself" - was undoubtedly adopted from the common view of the atonement - that the Messiah did not die for himself, but that his life was given as a ransom for others. It seems probable to me that this is the fair interpretation. The Messiah would come as a "Prince." It might be expected that he would come to rule - to set up a kingdom. But he would be suddenly cut off by a violent death.
The anticipated dominion over the people as a prince would not be set up. It would not pertain to him. Thus suddenly cut off, the expectations of such a rule would be disappointed and blasted. He would in fact set up no such dominion as might naturally be expected of an anointed prince; he would have no successor; the dynasty would not remain in his hands or his family, and soon the people of a foreign prince would come and would sweep all away. This interpretation does not suppose that the real object of his coming would be thwarted, or that he would not set up a kingdom in accordance with the prediction properly explained, but that such a kingdom as would be expected by the people would not be set up.
This interpretation, indeed, will take this passage away as a proof-text of the doctrine of the atonement, or as affirming the design of the death of the Messiah, but it furnishes a meaning as much in accordance with the general strain of the prophecy, and with the facts in the work of the Messiah. For it was a natural expectation that when he came he would set up a kingdom - a temporal reign - and this expectation was extensively cherished among the people. He was, however, soon cut off, and all such hopes at once perished in the minds of his true followers (compare Lu 24:21), and in the minds of the multitudes who, though not his true followers, began to inquire whether he might not be the predicted Messiah - the Prince to sit on the throne of David.
All these expectations were blighted by his sudden death, and soon, instead of his delivering the nation from bondage and setting up a visible kingdom, a foreign prince would come with his forces and would sweep away everything. Whether this would be the interpretation affixed to these words before the advent of the Messiah cannot now be determined. We have few remains of the methods in which the Hebrews interpreted the ancient prophecies, and we may readily suppose that they would not be disposed to embrace an exposition which would show them that the reign of the Messiah, as they anticipated it, would not occur, but that almost as soon as he appeared, he would be put to death, and the dominion pass away, and the nation be subjected to the ravages of a foreign power.
The people of the prince that shall come---the Romans, led by Titus, the representative of the world power, ultimately to be transferred to Messiah, and so called by Messiah's title, "the Prince"; as also because sent by Him, as His instrument of judgment (Mt 22:7). Margin, "And they (the Jews) shall be no more his people; or, the Prince's (Messiah's) future people." This seems to be rather an explanation of the meaning, than a translation of the Hebrew.
The literal rendering would be, "and the city, and the sanctuary, the people of a prince that comes, shall lay waste." On the general supposition that this whole passage refers to the Messiah and his time, the language used here is not difficult of interpretation, and denotes with undoubted accuracy the events that soon followed the "cutting off" of the Messiah. The word "people" (am) is a word that may well be applied to subjects or armies - such a people as an invading prince or warrior would lead with him for purposes of conquest. It denotes properly
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;--- The "holy place" - the temple. This is the termination of the prophecy. It begins with the command to "rebuild and restore" the city, and ends with its destruction. The time is not fixed, nor is there in the prophecy any direct intimation when it would occur, unless it is found in the general declaration in Daniel 9:24, that "seventy weeks were determined upon the people and the city." The whole scope of the prophecy, however, would lead to the supposition that this was soon to occur after the Messiah should be "cut off." The series of events under the Romans which led to the destruction of the city and temple, in fact, began very soon after the death of the Lord Jesus, and ceased only when the temple was wholly demolished, and the city was razed to its foundations.
Its end shall be with a flood---basheteph --namely, of war (Ps 90:5; Isa 8:7; 28:18). Implying the completeness of the catastrophe, "not one stone left on another." That is, it shall be like an overflowing flood. The word used here means a "gushing, outpouring," as of rain, Job 38:25; of a torrent, Pr 27:4; an overflowing, inundation, flood, Ps 32:6; Na 1:8. Hence, it would appropriately denote the ravages of an army, sweeping everything away. It would be like a sudden inundation, carrying everything before it. No one can doubt that this language is applicable in every respect to the desolations brought upon Jerusalem by the Roman armies.
And unto the end of the war desolations are determined --- The literal meaning of the passage is, "and unto the end of the war desolations are decreed," or determined. The word rendered "determined" (charats) means, properly, to cut, cut in, engrave; then to decide, to determine, to decree, to pass sentence. See the notes at Daniel 9:24. Here the meaning naturally is that such desolations were settled or determined as by a decree or purpose. There was something which made them certain; that is, it was a part of the great plan here referred to in the vision of the seventy weeks, that there should be such desolations extending through the war. The things which would, therefore, be anticipated from this passage would be: "It shall be cut off by desolations; by God's decree (Isa 10:23; 28:22).
These desolations would extend through the war, or to its close. There would be no intermission; no cessation. It is hardly necessary to say that this was, in fact, precisely the character of the war which the Romans waged with the Jews after the death of the Savior, and which ended in the destruction of the city and temple; the overthrow of the whole Hebrew polity; and the removal of great numbers of the people to a distant and perpetual captivity. No war, perhaps, has been in its progress more marked by desolation; in none has the purpose of destruction been more perseveringly manifested to its very close. The "language" here, indeed, might apply to many wars - in a certain sense to all wars; to none, however, would it be more appropriate than to the wars of the Romans with the Jews.
And he shall confirm the covenantJesus Christ. The confirmation of the covenant is assigned to Him also elsewhere. Isa 42:6, "I will give thee for a covenant of the people" (that is, He in whom the covenant between Israel and God is personally expressed).
The new covenant of grace which was ratified by his death. (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:6-13; Luke 22:20, "The new testament in My blood"; Mal3:1, "the angel of the covenant"; Jeremiah 31:31-34, describes the Messianic covenant in full. Contrast Daniel 11:30,32, "forsake the covenant," "do wickedly against the covenant." The prophecy as to Messiah's confirming the covenant with many would comfort the faithful in Antiochus' times, who suffered partly from persecuting enemies, partly from false friends. Ps 22:30; Isa 53:11; Mt 20:28; 26:28; Ro 5:15,19).
For one week, that is within the one week. The words of the angel assert simply, that this transaction takes place in the seventieth week in the midst of the week. The seventy weeks extend to A.D. 33; but it was virtually about three or four years after Christ's death, during which the Gospel was preached exclusively to the Jews. When the Jews persecuted the Church and stoned Stephen (Acts 7:54-60), the respite of grace granted to them was at an end (Luke 13:7-9). Israel, having rejected Christ, was rejected by Christ, and henceforth is counted dead (compare Genesis 2:17 with 5:5; Hosea 13:1-2), its actual destruction by Titus being the consummation of the removal of the kingdom of God from Israel to the Gentiles (Mathew 21:43), which is not to be restored until Christ's second coming, when Israel shall be at the head of humanity (Mathew 23:39; Ac 1:6-7).
he shall cause the sacrifice and theoblation to cease. The word "he," in this place, refers to the Messiah, if the interpretation of the former part of the verse is correct, for there can be no doubt that it is the same person who is mentioned in the phrase "He shall confirm the covenant with many." The words "sacrifice" and "oblation" refer to the offerings made in the temple. The former word more properly denotes "bloody" offerings; the latter "offerings" of any kind - whether of flour, fruits, grain, etc. See these words explained in the notes at Isaiah 1:11-13.
The word rendered "cease" (yashebyt) means, properly, to rest (from the word Sabbath), and then in Hiphil, to cause to rest, or to cause to cease. It conveys the idea of "putting an end to" - as, for example, "war," Ps 46:9; "contention," Pr 18:18; "exultation," Isa 16:10. - Gesenius. The literal signification here would be met by the supposition that an end would be made of these sacrifices, and this would occur either by their being made wholly to cease to be offered at that time, or by the fact that the object of their appointment was accomplished, and that henceforward they would be useless and would die away.
As a matter of fact, so far as the Divine intention in the appointment of these sacrifices and offerings was concerned, they "ceased" at the death of Christ - in the middle of the "week." Then the great sacrifice which they had adumbrated was offered. Then they ceased to have any significancy, no reason existing for their longer continuance. Then, as they never had had any efficacy in themselves, they ceased also to have any propriety as types - for the thing which they had prefigured had been accomplished. Then, too, began a series of events and influences which led to their abolition, for soon they were interrupted by the Romans, and the temple and the altars were swept away to be rebuilt no more.
By the one offering of himself, he accomplished that which the daily sacrifice and oblation typified. Thus he made them no longer necessary, and God soon afterwards abolished them by the hand of the Romans. The death of Christ was, in fact, the thing which made them to cease, and the fact that the great atonement has been made, and that there is now no further need of those offerings, is the only philosophical reason which can be given why the Jews have never been able again to rebuild the temple, and why for eighteen hundred years they have found no place where they could again offer a bloody sacrifice. The "sacrifice and the oblation" were made, as the result of the coming of the Messiah, to "cease" for ever, and no power of man will be able to restore them again in Jerusalem. Compare Gibbon's account of the attempt of Julian to rebuild the temple atJerusalem: Dec. and Fall, ii. 35-37.
The rending of the veil marked the cessation of sacrifices through Christ's death (Le 4:6; 16:2,15). There cannot be a covenant without sacrifice (Ge8:20; 9:17; 15:9; Heb 9:15). Here the old covenant is to be confirmed, but in a way peculiar to the New Testament, namely, by the one sacrifice, which would terminate all sacrifices (Ps 40:6,11). Thus as the Levitical rites approached their end, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel, with ever increasing clearness, oppose the spiritual new covenant to the transient earthly elements of the old.
And for the overspreading of abominations, he shall make it desolate---On account of the abominations committed by the unholy people against the Holy One, He shall not only destroy the city and sanctuary (Da 9:25), but shall continue its desolation until the time of the consummation "determined" by God (the phrase is quoted from Isa 10:22-23), when at last the world power shall be judged and dominion be given to the saints of the Most High (Da 7:26-27).
AUBERLEN translates, "On account of the desolating summit of abominations (compare Da 11:31; 12:11; thus the repetition of the same thing as in Da 9:26 is avoided), and till the consummation which is determined, it (the curse, Da 9:11, foretold by Moses) will pour on the desolated." Israel reached the summit of abominations, which drew down desolation (Mt 24:28), nay, which is the desolation itself, when, after murdering Messiah, they offered sacrifices, Mosaic indeed in form, but heathenish in spirit (compare Isa 1:13; Eze 5:11). Christ refers to this passage (Mt 24:15), "When ye see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place" (the latter words being tacitly implied in "abominations" as being such as are committed against the sanctuary).
SIR ISAAC NEWTON explains the wing ("overspreading") of abominations to be the Roman ensigns (eagles) brought to the east gate of the temple, and there sacrificed to by the soldiers; the war, ending in the destruction of Jerusalem, lasted from spring A.D. 67 to autumn A.D. 70, that is, just three and a half years, or the last half week of years [JOSEPHUS, Wars of the Jews, 6.6]. "The desolator" of which it speaks is the Roman power. Our Savior himself interpreted these words of the Roman hosts standing in the holy place. Mt 24:15; Mr 13:14 Compare Luke 21:20.
The language of the Savior in his reference to this would seem to demand such an interpretation, Mt 24:15 : "When ye, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet stand in the holy place," etc. There can be no reasonable doubt. that the Savior refers to this passage in Daniel (see the notes at Mt 24:15), or that events occurred in the attack on Jerusalem and the temple that would fully correspond with the language used here.
Josephus, for instance, says, that when the city was taken, the Romans brought their ensigns into the temple, and placed them over the eastern gate, and sacrificed to them there. "And now the Romans," says he, "upon the flight of the seditious into the city, and upon the burning of the holy house itself, and all the buildings round about it, brought their ensigns into the temple, and set them over against its eastern gate; and there they did offer sacrifices to them, and there did they make Titus "Imperator" with the greatest acclamations of joy." - "Jewish Wars," b. vi. ch. vi. Section 1. This fact fully accords with the meaning of the language as above explained, and the reference to it was demanded in order that the purpose of the prophecy should be complete. Its proper termination is the destruction of the city and temple - as its beginning is the order to rebuild them.
Even until the consummation--- Until the completion - yead - kalah. That is, the series of events in the prophecy shall in fact reach to the completion of everything pertaining to the city and temple. The whole purpose in regard to that shall be completed. The design for which it is robe rebuilt shall be consummated; the sacrifices to be offered there shall be finished, and they shall be no longer efficacious or proper; the whole civil and religious polity connected with the city and temple shall pass away.
and that determined--- venecheratsah. See this word explained in the notes at Da 9:24, Da 9:26. See also the notes at Isa 10:23. There seems to be an allusion in the word here to its former use, as denoting that this is the fulfillment of the determination in regard to the city and temple. The idea is, that what was determined, or decided on, to wit, with reference to the closing scenes of the city and temple, would be accomplished.
Shall be poured --- tttak. The word used here means to pour, to pour out, to overflow - as rain, water, curses, anger, etc. It may be properly applied to calamity or desolation, as these things may be represented as "poured down" upon a people, in the manner of a storm. Compare 2Sa 21:10; Ex 9:33; Ps 11:6; Eze 38:22; 2Ch 34:21; 12:7; Jer 7:20; 42:18; 44:6.
Upon the desolate--- Margin, desolator. The Hebrew word (shomem ) is the same, though in another form (kal instead of pel ) which is used in the previous part of the verse, and rendered "he shall make it desolate," but which is proposed above to be rendered "desolator." The verb shamemis an intransitive verb, and means, in "Kal," the form used here, to be astonished or amazed; then "to be laid waste, to be made desolate" (Gesenius); and the meaning in this place, therefore, is that which is desolate or laid waste - the wasted, the perishing, the solitary. The reference is to Jerusalem viewed as desolate or reduced to ruins. The angel perhaps contemplates it, as he is speaking, in ruins or as desolate, and he sees this also as the termination of the entire series of predictions, and, in view of the whole, speaks of Jerusalem appropriately as "the desolate."
The consummation, and that determined---the completion of Jerusalem's overthrow as determined by God. Though it would be rebuilt, yet it would be again reduced to desolation, for the purpose of the rebuilding - the coming of the Messiah - would be accomplished. As the prophecy finds Jerusalem a scene of ruins, so it leaves it, and the last word in the prophecy, therefore, is appropriately the word "desolate." The intermediate state indeed between the condition of the city as seen at first and at the close is glorious - for it embraces the whole work of the Messiah; but the beginning is a scene of ruins, and so is the close.
The sum of the whole in the latter part of the verse may be expressed in a free paraphrase: "He, the Messiah, shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease," by having fulfilled in his own death the design of the ancient offerings, thus rendering them now useless, and upon the outspreading - upon the temple regarded as spread out, or some wing or portico, there are seen abominable things - idolatrous ensigns, and the worship of foreigners. A desolator is there, also, come to spread destruction - a foreign army or leader. And this shall continue even to the end of the whole matter - the end of the events contemplated by the prophecy - the end of the city and the temple. And what is determined on - the destruction decreed - shall be poured out like a tempest on the city doomed to desolation - desolate as surveyed at the beginning of the prophecy - desolate at the close, and therefore appropriately called "the desolate."
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE & THE 2ND COMING OF CHRIST
Q: In Mathew 24:1-3, was Jesus referring to the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD or was He referring to the His second coming and the end of the age?
A: In order to understand the above scripture, we must understand that the disciples of Jesus asked Him two questions. One deals with the timing of the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem (blue); the second question deals with His second coming and the end of the age(red). Jesus answers both questions, going back and forth from one question to the other. Sometimes His answer applies to both questions (green). It takes a trained eye and discernment to know when one ends and the other begins. Let us take a look at what it says in Mathew 24:1-31:
"And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See you 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. And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying: Tell us, when shall these things be?And what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 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. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 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.
When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand) Then let them who are in Judea flee into the mountains: Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: Neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child and to them that nurse a child in those days! But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Therefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning came out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wherever the carcass is, there will the vultures be gathered together.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." Matthew 24:1-31
Some believe that all of if already took place, while others believe that none of this has taken place at all. It is my opinion that both of these views are flawed, and leads to major confusion, and a lack of understanding of the times that we are in. Jesus talked about the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem and shared some of the signs that would precede it to warn the believers. He also clearly told them what to do when they saw the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet stand in the holy place. The meaning of what the Lord is saying here is not very clear until you read the same passage in Luke 21:20-24:
"And when you shall see Jerusalem surrounded with armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let them who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them who are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the country enter into it. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child and to them that nurse children, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."
This clearly shows that the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet Jesus was referring to is in fact the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the city by the Roman armies under Titus in 70 AD. This was explained in more detail in the previous question that we addressed. The Jews that were not killed by the sword were scattered into all the nations, as Jerusalem was trodden down by Gentiles until 1948 AD. However, we know that some of the things that Jesus said have not happened yet: neither the sun nor the moon has been darkened yet; the stars have not fallen from heaven and the powers of the heavens have not been shaken. This is exactly what the Book of Revelation says that will happen with the opening of the sixth seal in the book of Revelation 6:12-17:
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts its unripe figs, when it is shaken by a mighty wind. And the heavens departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island was moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the generals , and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks: Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath has come; and who shall be able to stand?" Revelation 6:12-17
This is referring to the Day of the Lord, when Jesus Christ will return in power and great glory to first gather His Bride, and then destroy the kingdom of the beast, along with everyone else who took the mark of the beast on planet earth, and go out to make war with Him. Once we understand this, there will be no more confusion and His people will know what to expect, and how to appropriately prepare for it.
THE BROWN DWARF, PLANET X & NIBIRU
Q: I am confused; Please give me some understanding. Is Nibiru the same planet as Planet X? Or are there two dwarf stars? Some man says it is 8 times the size of earth and is going to collide with the earth. It is somewhat confusing.
A: There is a lot of confusion because no one knows for sure and the scientists and governments of the earth are not telling. The Brown Dwarf, Wormwood or Nemesis is the smaller twin sun of our binary solar system according to Russian researcher Immanuel Velikovsky, the controversial author of "Worlds in Collision" and several other books on catastrophism based on his research into Sumerian culture. Nibiru/Planet X/Hercolubus/Destroyer is the name of one of the planet with the outermost orbit around Nemesis in a trajectory that takes approximately 3,600+ years. Planet X is about 6-7 times the size and mass of the earth and has a moon equal in size to our own moon orbiting around it.
Nemesis/Black Sun is approximately 5-6 times the size of Jupiter, but still quite small compared to our Sun. it has its own mini solar system with its orbiting planets and its moons; much smaller in comparison to our own solar system. It is dragging a massive asteroid/dust cloud behind it. Every 3,600 yrs or so, this Brown Dwarf system along with Nibiru/Planet X/Planet of the Crossing and the rest of its planets, moons and debris field comes close to our Sun and is pulled into an orbit around our Sun that brings it dangerously close to planet earth. It comes into our solar system from the south at an angle to the galactic plane of our solar system around our sun and then heads back into outer space for another 3,600+ yr orbit. The danger presented to planet earth depends on where planet earth happens to be in our solar system in reference to the Destroyer when this happens.
If planet Earth happens to be on the opposite side of the Sun when this event takes place, it would be the best case scenario as far as we are concerned. This scenario would produce severe earthquakes, massive landslides, volcanic activity, floodings, droughts, giant sinkholes, perturbation of the magnetic north pole, massive weather disturbances, and large die-offs of animal, fish and bird life forms. That would be pretty much what would happen under that best case scenario, which is probably what took place the last time this happened during the time of Moses and the Exodus of God's people from Egypt. We have been seeing all of the above things taking place on planet Earth in the few years at an increasing rate.
However, if planet Earth happens to be on the same side of the Sun when this Brown Dwarf System comes around, the consequences could be much more catastrophic than what is mentioned above. This is what happened during the extinction of the dinosaurs and the destruction of Atlantis on planet earth thousands of years ago. I am concerned that it is this latter scenario that our planet may experience in the very near future. Jesus Christ himself said:
Matthew 24:21-22 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."
Matthew 24:29-31: "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light,and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
Luke 21:25-27 "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking toward those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory."
The magnetic pull from this object could actually slow down and/or speed up the orbit of planet Earth, even cause it to stop rotating completely. This would cause a momentary lack of gravity to take place on planet earth. This magnetic pull will also affect the atmosphere of the earth making it more difficult for the inhabitants of the earth to breathe. Another thing that will most likely happen would be meteors and asteroids hitting the earth and causing great damage as mentioned in the Bible:
Revelation 8:1-13 "And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire from the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices and thunderings and lightnings and an earthquake. And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters becamewormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shined not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through midheaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!"
Nibiru, Planet X, Dark Star Seen in Greece (8/9/2016)
Nibiru-Planet X Dark Star System in England (8/4/2016)
Nibiru Spotted in Alaska (6/15/2016) (2)
2 Suns in the Sky (12/17/2015)
Scientists Claimed They Found Elusive Planet X (12/11/2015)
Planet X Sighting 10/12/2015
Planet X Being Seen All Over the World
Something Is Affecting The Entire Solar System
Planet X Earth - Changes Update 2015
Planet X Signs #1
Planet X Signs #2
Planet X Signs #3
Planet X Signs #4
Planet X May Pull Earth Into Elliptical Orbit Pattern Around Sun (video) *
30 Year Ice Age Has Started (2) (3)
Planet X To Pull Earth Into Deadly Elliptical Orbit Around Sun (PDF) *
Jesse Ventura Report
(Rivers Turning Blood Red All Over The World 4/30/2014)
(Landslide, Italy 2/16/2010)
(Christ City, New Zealand Earthquake 2/22/2011)
(Sendai, Japan Tsunami 3/11/2011)
(Chile Earthquake 2/27/2010)
Scientific Facts Confirming How Wormwood Will Fulfill Bible Prophecy
NIBIRU, WWIII & ARMAGEDDON
Nibiru, Planet X, Dark Star Seen in Greece (8/9/2016)
Nibiru-Planet X Dark Star System in England (8/4/2016)
Nibiru Spotted in Alaska (6/15/2016) (2)
2 Suns in the Sky (12/17/2015)
Scientists Claimed They Found Elusive Planet X (12/11/2015)
Planet X Signs #1
Planet X Signs #2
Planet X Signs #3
Planet X Signs #4
Planet X May Pull Earth Into Elliptical Orbit Pattern Around Sun (Video) *
30 Year Ice Age Has Started (2) (3)
Planet X To Pull Earth Into Deadly Elliptical Orbit Around Sun (PDF) *
Jesse Ventura Report
Q: I’ve read through a large amount of your posts on prophetic dreams and visions plus the Questions & Answers groupings. My big question at this point is this: With Nibiru/Planet X/Hercolubus sitting out there and still so many in authority across the government saying it does not exist or simply bringing on a mute attitude, where is Nibiru/Planet X/Hercolubus now and why and how can it be in a holding pattern? I know that worldly events are coming together at break neck speed, and it has taken ages for this to come about. Could a viable discussion on an idea that has been gnawing at my mind be plausible? Namely, that God is not about to let the devil force his hand and bring it all to a head?
Could God have something else in mind? I have toyed with the idea that God could just be ready to push the reset button and let nature take its course as he did with Nimrod and Noah. Or, is this really it, and God is going to use Nibiru to reset the clock for the 1,000 year reign after Armageddon? Not that God needs a huge planet to do anything for him. I keep asking myself why God would put those who survive this comingWWWIII and tribulation back on a planet that has so many nuclear and other unknown pollutions?
A: You have asked some very good and interesting questions. There is much going on that the public is not being told by the media. Wormwood/Nibiru/Destroyer/Planet X is still incoming and getting close very fast. It has already entered our solar system, and is beginning to pick up speed as it approaches the sun. Although I am no expert in planetary bodies dynamics, I do know that the effect this object has on our planet depends on where planet earth happens to be in relation to it at any specific time. Whenever it is in alignment with it, earthquakes will increase in both frequency and intensity. Same with Volcanoes. Right now it is still coming from under the ecliptic, which means it is difficult to see it in the northern hemisphere. However, once it crosses the ecliptic everyone will be able to see it in the northern hemisphere.
Regarding whether God is going to use Nibiru to reset the clock for the 1,000 year reign, I believe you may be correct. He has used this planet in the past to bring about His divine purposes on the earth, and He will do so again. If you read the scriptures, you will notice that comets, meteors, asteroids and this object have been used in the past as weapons of divine judgment by the Almighty; the Flood, Sodom and Gomorrahas well as the Exodus, are the most notorious.
Regarding your question about the survivors of WWIII & the tribulation being placed back on a polluted, contaminated planet, I would answer in this manner: once the cataclysmic events take place on the earth in the near future, by the time they are finished there will not be any more pollution left on the earth. Parts of this world will completely sink to the bottom of the sea, and in other places brand new land will emerge from the bottom of the sea. In some places, the earth will open up and swallow large chunks of cities and areas. The Earth itself is going to be purged with fire as it is written in 2 Peter 3:7:
"But the heavens and the earth, which now are, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men."
Also in 2 Peter 3:10-12: "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that allthese things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conduct and godliness, Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?"
And again in Revelation 8:7-12: "The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shined not for a third part of it, and the night likewise."
Armageddon is the war to end all wars that the book of Revelation talks about. However, It is not WW3 which will be a devastating nuclear war that will decimate the population of the earth and devastate the planet. Armageddon is the war that the NWO people will wage against the coming King of Kings and Lord of Lords to take back possession of the Earth and its inhabitants.
In this war, these evil entities will use every weapon in their arsenal, including weapons containing alien fallen angel technology, to try to destroy the King of Glory and stop Him from taking lawful possession of planet Earth. They have been working at building these weapons now for many years in secret underground bases, in conjunction with the 'aliens' (fallen angels, nephillims, hybrids etc.) The weapons that they have at their disposal is nothing short of science fiction. This sounds strange, but as the saying goes: "truth is stranger than fiction."
DELIVERANCE & EXORCISM
Q: If you don't mind, I'd like to ask you for Godly counsel. Tell me; is it biblical that when a person is being delivered from demons they have to cough it out? The church we have been attending the last few weeks, hands out cups and napkins and when they begin to take authority and command demons out they tell everyone to cough and the demons will come out. In my spirit I knew this wasn't right. Even though I have seen a person vomits a time or two when taking them through deliverance. I can find this no place in the word of God. I felt strongly we were not to return. Could you please counsel me and tell me what your take is on this. Shalom and Thank you-
A: I have been ministering deliverance for 30 years, and in our experience we have seen people set free through different and diverse manifestations. The most common manifestation is retching, coughing and vomiting. It seems that it has to do with the level of the demons involved and the level of demonization of the person affected. I have also seen people be delivered while manifesting screaming, yawning, sweating etc. There is no one specific set way. I have been in some churches in the past where they do what you mentioned. There are some ministries that have used this technique in their ministries and taught the churches to do likewise. The use of the power and authority of the Name of Jesus Christ and the blood of the Lamb is what is important. That is the most important issue. As far as the techniques or methods used, they may vary with the person, ministry or church.
Personally I do not believe in passing out cups, napkins etc, but that does not mean the results will not be there. At least they are trying to set the captives free through deliverance. The majority of the Christian Churches 'do not even have that', some need to be thankful that someone is trying to help the people who have problems. The things you need to watch for are: is there fruit? Were the people delivered and set free? Is there change in their lives for the better? Does it glorify Jesus Christ? What is the testimony these people have after deliverance? If there is fruit, then I could probably 'tolerate' the technique they use. On the other hand, if there is no fruit in the lives of the people that received deliverance I would seriously doubt their authority in the LORD to be doing what they are doing.
As we get closer to the end of times and darkness begins to descend upon this planet, there is going to be a great need for the people of the Most High to be prepared and trained in the ministry of deliverance. Multitudes of people are going to need to be set free from demonic strongholds and bondages. As we can clearly see, deliverance was a big part in the ministry of Jesus Christ Yahushua, as well as in the lives of the Apostles in the early Church. The Church today needs to be doing deliverance ministry as they preach the gospel and teach. Demons cannot be prayed out or preached out, they need to be cast out in the authority of the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ taught His disciples how to do this. What is most needed is training and teaching in this vital area, so that the excesses and errors that exist and abound today may be corrected. Here are some scriptures:
Luke 7:21: "And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight."
Luke 8:2-3 "And certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven demons, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered unto him of their substance."
Acts 5:16: "There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and those who were tormented with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one."
Acts 8:6-7: "And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spoke, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many that were paralyzed, and that were lame, were healed."
Acts 19:11-12: "And God did special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them."
Q: I have a question. The Holocaust; was this God's wrath against Europe or against Jews, or if neither of these, then what?
A: That is a very good question; the answer is not so simple. This area of God's judgment is quite complex and controversial. On one side you have the group that says whenever bad things happen it is the judgment of God; and in a way it is. Then you have the other group that says that we are no longer under judgment but under grace, stating the God poured out His judgment upon Jesus Christ at the cross. Basically that He took all of God's wrath and judgment for us on the cross and thus we are immune from it. Both of these theological points of views do not reveal the whole truth. It is much more complex than that. I will try to explain...
The one thing that both sides fail to recognize is the fact that there is a very evil being called Satan who rules over a kingdom of darkness and has been in constant war against the lawful ruler of the universe YHWH. This has been going on for eons, even before man existed on the face of planet earth. Satan always tries to push the boundaries of his influence by manipulating the legal aspects of the Almighty's divine rules to suit his agenda. He continually accuses those who belong to the Lord, looking for ways to undermine the Divine purposes of YHWH and to change these rules to his advantage through manipulation, cheating and lying.
Satan cannot do anything he wants, but is only allowed to work within the confines of the predetermined set of rules set in motion by the Creator. One of these rules is that neither side can intervene in human affairs except through the free will of human beings. In other words, if a human being asks either side for help, then that opens the door for either Divine intervention or demonic intervention. That is the only way that meddling in human affairs is allowed. However, the enemy is not a gentleman and will usually not wait to get an invitation. Something as simple as a door cracked open will serve as a signal to the dark side that they are welcome.
Whenever doors are opened to the dark side and they come into a person, a family, a city or a nation they have a legal right to be there and will bring with them all kinds of perversions, defilements, sins, iniquities, curses and eventually judgment. Whenever this happens, the Almighty has no choice but to stand back and withdraw His protection and blessings, as His adversary is invited to come in instead. Whenever a person or a nation is turned over to the devil, nothing good can ever come out of it. Satan came to kill, steal and destroy. That is his nature. Whenever he takes over a person, family, city or nation that is exactly what he will do with them. Plundering will come first, and then will come the killing and destroying. There has never been a different outcome.
Whenver the the Jewish people forgot their Creator and rejected Him, and began to live in sin, corruption and began toworship pagan gods, all the blessings disappeared and they were replaced with curses and all kinds of bad stuff. They were oppressed, persecuted and killed and then they began to call upon YHWH once again. The loving Father always forgave them and sent them deliverance again and again. This cycle happened again and again many times in the Bible. Likewise, whenever a man rejects the light and embraces darkness, it will always end up the same way. YHWH is very longsuffering and slow to anger; however eventually, when the cup of His wrath is full from the sin, corruption, defilement, abominations, broken covenants, shedding of innocent blood and demonic infestation, His wrath is poured out. The Almighty never takes delight in pouring out His judgments upon mankind, but waits until the last possible moment waiting for prople to repent.
The moment a man, a city or a nation decides he no longer wants to serve the devil and sin and repents, turns away from doing evil and embraces the only source of true life and light Yahushua, his life will begin to change for the better. The curses associated with sin, iniquity and darkness will no longer be in operation; instead blessings and the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus will begin to Operate according to scriptures below:
Romans 8:1-2 "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don't walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death."
2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Deuteronomy 28:1-7 "It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that Yahweh your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth: and all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of Yahweh your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your animals, the increase of your livestock, and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading trough. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. Yahweh will cause your enemies who rise up against you to be struck before you: they shall come out against you one way, and shall flee before you seven ways."
Deuteronomy 28:15-19 "But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, that all these curses shall come on you, and overtake you. Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading trough. Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your livestock, and the young of your flock. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out."
In closing, the tragic fate of the Jewish Nation was a result of their rejection of the only true source of Light and Life, and their embrace of a carnalproud religious system that was based on dead rituals and the manipulation of the letter of the Law to suit themselves. This opened the door to the darkness and the eventual destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 AD. The devil, who has always hated the Jewish people was finally given an open door, a license if you will to plunder, kill and destroy them. Yahushuah had no choice but to let their decision stand and let it happen. This was prophesied by Yahushuah:
Matthew 23:37-39 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not! Behold, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
Soon, in the near future the nation of Israel will get a second opportunity when they are surrounded by the countries of the whole world and they will call upon YHWH to help them and deliver them. To their astonishment, they will see Yahushuah standing on the Mount of Olives. Then they will say: "Blessed is He who comes in the name of YHWH".