The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 1

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 1   “Woe to those who desire the day of Jehovah! Of what good is this to you? The day of Jehovah is darkness, and not light.  It is as if a man fled before a lion, and a bear met him. Or he goes into the house and leans his hand against the wall, and a snake bites him.  Is not the day of Jehovah darkness, and not light; even very dark, and not any brightness in it?”  Amos 5:18-20   The “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7) should in light of the Holy Scriptures truly be called the Seventh Week (Da. 9:24-27), but the world and most of those who are Believers generally simply call it the Tribulation or the Great Tribulation.    Truly the Seventh Week is most accurate because there are seven years of time (plus possibly a bit more, 2 ½ months?), however, not all of that is actually the ‘Tribulation’, in terms of how it is thought about via Hollywood and many people, but half of it, the second half appears to be rightfully called the ‘Great Tribulation’.  The time period between the Rapture of those who were truly Saved when Christ judged at ‘His appearing’ (2 Tim. 4:1) is seven years, therefore it should rightfully be called the Seventh Week.   As an introduction let’s begin with understanding what the book of Revelation is about, as well as the key to understanding that book of the Bible.    “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His servants; things which must...

What do we do?

“When I am afraid I trust in You.  In God (I praise His Word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to me.”  Psalms 56:3-4   “The steps of a good man are ordered by Jehovah, and he delights in His way.”  Psalms 37:23   …“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  Psalms 119:105:b   “Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6   “Therefore I say to you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Observe the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by being anxious is able to add one cubit to his stature?  So why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat?...

Awake Unto Righteousness 2

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to every person, because everyone sinned. For until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not accounted when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the gift is not like it was through the one who sinned. For the judgment from one offense was unto condemnation, but the free gift from many offenses is unto justification. For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who are receiving abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment was to every person unto condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift is to every person unto justification of life. For as through one man’s disobedience many were declared sinners, so also through one Man’s obedience many will be declared righteous. Moreover the Law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness unto eternal life...

Hiding God’s Judgment

“Then they shall cry out to Jehovah, but He will not answer them. He will even hide His face from them at that time, because they have done evil in their doings.  Thus says Jehovah concerning the prophets who mislead My people, who bite with their teeth and call out, Peace! And whoever does not put anything into their mouth, they even prepare a war against him.  Therefore the night shall be to you without vision; and darkness without divining. And the sun shall go down on the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.  And the seers shall be ashamed, and the diviners confounded, all of them; yea, they shall cover their mustache, for there is no answer from God.  But by the Spirit of Jehovah I am full of power and justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.  Now hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, you who abhor justice and pervert all equity, who build up Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity: Her heads judge for a bribe, and her priests teach for pay, and her prophets divine for money; yet they lean on Jehovah, saying, Is not Jehovah among us? No evil can come upon us.  Therefore, on account of you, Zion shall be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house like the high places of the forest.” Micah 3:4-12   “For the inhabitant of Maroth waited anxiously for good, but evil came down from Jehovah to the...

They Will Not Endure

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own lusts, desiring to hear pleasant things, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to myths.”  2 Timothy 4:3-4   “All Scripture is breathed by God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  2 Timothy 3:16-17   “For truly I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the Law till all is fulfilled.”  Matthew 5:18   The year is 2021 and we now live in a world where apostasy is full blown.  This apostasy was prophesized in Bible and is yet another prophecy being fulfilled that points to our world being in the last days.   Back in the 1990’s there was a lot of talk amongst more fundamental Believers about the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Antichrist, a one-world currency, the mark of the beast and numerous other things.  This was not just limited to the fundamental Baptist, but there were other denominations that preached and talked about these subjects.    Numerous books were written by extremely popular authors who seemed to use some liberty to describe the events in the way they assumed they would take place.  While I haven’t read these books myself, I have seen a couple of movies regarding the events of the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), better known as...

The Jewish Messiah

 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Romans 13:12.  The Jewish Messiah:  Spoken of in the Tanakh The Holy Scriptures proclaim that God “CAN NOT” lie.  “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19.   Nevertheless, many religions worldwide and even some “so-called” Christian organizations claim that Jesus Christ was not God. The Jewish people of Israel rejected Jesus Christ as the Messiah because “they,” the Jews, did “NOT” accept Jesus Christ as God. Even today (the year 2021), the Jewish people do not accept Jesus Christ as God; this is because the ancient Jews reject the doctrine of the “Trinity,” and therefore, the Jews of today still reject the Deity of Jesus Christ.  #1 SUBMITTED EVIDENCE: Messiah’s Virgin Birth Old Testament Prophecy: The Messiah would be born of a virgin – Isaiah 7:14 & Jesus Christ fulfilled this Prophecy (Timeframe 700 Years later) according to Luke 1:26-38. Jewish Perspective:  Jewish leaders teach that Isaiah 7:14 is “NOT” claiming a virgin birth, but Rabbi’s teach instead of a “young women” giving birth to the Messiah.   Jewish Rabbis teaches that the “WORD VIRGIN” in scriptural contexts is “mistranslated by Christians.” These teachers claim that the “Hebrew” word ‘Almah’ (הָעַלְמָה) by Christians claim to mean ‘virgin,’ but “the Rabbi’s claim the word translated only means a ‘young women,’ therefore who is correct, the Jewish leaders or New Testament Christians? JEWS FOR JUDAISM WEBSITE – EDITOR NOTES: “…The word Almah has been mistranslated by most Christians as “virgin.” In truth,...

Church History of the Rapture Doctrine

“ The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Romans 13:12. Pre-Tribulation Rapture Church History of the Rapture Doctrine THE “SO-CALLED” CONSPIRACY THEORY OF THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE Which Rapture occurs, is it a “Pre or Post” Tribulation Rapture? The goal behind Chapter Eight is to present the correct biblical understanding of the Rapture Doctrine. Which Rapture it is or if Christians will undergo any rapture period at all in the near- prophetic-future. Today, a large base of so-called proclaiming Christians (and some “REAL” believers) sadly do “NOT” believe in the Holy Scriptures doctrine of the RAPTURE’s correct teachings. The “REAL” (“CORRECT”) Rapture is “INDEED,” the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Let us first therefore examine the history of the “Rapture” teachings within the Churches. UNKNOWN HISTORY OF THE RAPTURE DOCTRINE Some conspiracy theorists believe Rome’s elites created the Pre-Tribulation Rapture to control society; “HOWEVER” are these skeptics correct??? Some “conspiracy theorists” believe that the secret society of the “Jesuit” Order ordained by the Catholic Church created this “so-called” false Pre-Trib Rapture and, therefore, these critics believe this belief is to be a deception from God’s Holy Scriptures. These skeptics believe that the purpose behind “creating” this “so-called” Pre-Trib Rapture is to ensure that societies get controlled by the “Deep State” New World Order, Illuminati, Jesuits. Let us, therefore, examine if these pre-trib skeptics are correct. History Of The “Jesuit” Rapture Doctrine In 1534 a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian co-founded the religious order “called” the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). He became...

The Curse

“Behold, Jehovah empties the earth and makes it bare, and distorts its face, and scatters its inhabitants.  And as it is with the people, so it shall be with the priest; as with the servant, so with the master; as with the maid, so it is with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor.  The land shall be completely emptied, and utterly plundered; for Jehovah has spoken this Word.  The earth mourns and fades away; the world droops and fades away; the haughty people of the earth grow feeble.  The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, and have broken the perpetual covenant.  Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are held guilty; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left. The new wine mourns, the vine droops, all the merry-hearted sigh.  The mirth of the tambourines ceases; the tumult of the jubilant ends; the joy of the harp ceases.  They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.  The city of emptiness is broken down; every house is shut up so that no one may come in.  There is a cry for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land has gone.  Desolation is left in the city, and the gate is battered and destroyed.  For so it is in the midst of the land among...

Smoking or Non-Smoking?

“So I said, Who are You, Sir? And He said, I am Jesus, whom you persecute.  But arise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things in which I will appear to you.  I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the authority of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.”  Acts 26:15-18   “There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end of it is the ways of death.”  Proverbs 14:12   “And many of those sleeping in the earth’s dust shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to reproach and everlasting abhorrence.”  Daniel 12:2   Recently an article published called The Back of the Bus went over the segregation of those who are vaccinated or not.  It seems good for me to once again touch on this topic, as it is a relevant object lesson regarding individuals and their eternity.    Without searching out such things, I found a couple of news items that pushed this vaccine segregation even further than I would have imagined would have happened.  The first was from my current home state, Michigan, where it was double-downed that vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in the workplace.    While this...

The Back of the Bus

“Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you fear the gods; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your devotion, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One to whom you show reverence without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of Heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.  Nor is He served with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.  And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell everywhere on the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist, as also some of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.  Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine is like gold or silver or stone, something engraved by art and man’s devising.  Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has established a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has appointed. He has given assurance of this...