The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 5

Judgments   Understand that I do not proclaim to know all, as Daniel did not understand everything (Da. 12:8).  When I studied through the book of Revelation, in my spirit, I came to the same conclusion as my dear friend who ran a ministry for the Lord.  That conclusion is that it appears that the bowl and trumpet judgments are the same judgments repeated twice.    Now there is some complexity with it, as there is also God’s wrath, a breakdown of further judgments and such.  Nonetheless, as it was stated early on, this is not a commentary on the book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ.  We must remember that this is a book whose key to understanding is that it is about the past, present and future.    So unlike others who setup a nice looking map with time frames, breaking everything down in sections, separate with two or three types of judgments (as some often use seal judgments as well), the purpose for this writing is to go over some of these judgments, garner what can clearly be garnered, ponder or speculate a bit where that can be done, but done so by leaving it with a big question (???) and moving on from there.  For this is yet a mystery that is not for us to fully understand at this time.  Though much understanding can certainly be had and the dispensation regarding such events seems to have progressed much in the past decades, the point is to understand that this time period is not a pleasant time period and God still commands all men everywhere...

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 4

Time of Jacob’s Trouble   Now we get into what I would deem to be the true portion of the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), the Great Tribulation, the true judgments of the world beginning to come to point where the seriousness of the situation could not possibly be underestimated.  Yet in our day and age, at the moment of this writing, there are some who suppose that we are in this timeframe already.    Just the other day I happened upon an article from someone who writes regularly and has quite a large following.  While his articles are often interesting, I also find them frustrating and find myself angry (Ps. 139:21) at the lack of understanding, knowing that he is misleading his readers.  In fact I wish that someone would put him in his place and cast down his false and misleading words that he writes pertaining to such end time events and the Rapture.  For he promotes false doctrine and his following is probably in the millions, if not tens of millions.    Well in one of his latest articles he talks about how things are going to get worse before they get better (he speaks as a prophetic Bible scholar declaring things he knows nothing about) and ends with Jesus coming back to fix things.  The idea behind it is these evil people who run and control the world, our world leaders, those ‘elite’ are going to be stopped by Jesus upon His return and that things will get really bad for us (them) until that happens.  Well there is a problem with this way...

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 3

The Two Witnesses   During what appears to be the first half of the Tribulation, the first 3 ½ years, there are Two Witnesses who will be proclaiming God’s Truth to the inhabitants of the earth.  Now there are some who consider Zechariah 4:3, 12 to be talking about the Two Witnesses, but to me that is a mystery and nothing that can be ascertained, though an argument could be made of something to ponder.  Where the Word of God is quite clear about these two individuals is in Revelation.   “And I will give to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.  These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.  And if anyone tries to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone tries to harm them, he must be killed in this manner.  These have authority to shut the heavens, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have authority over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.”  Revelation 11:3-6   There are many who think that Moses and Elijah are the Two Witnesses because when Jesus was transfigured He spoke to Moses and Elijah (Matt. 17:1-3).  My opinion used to be that it made sense for it to be Elijah and Enoch because neither of those men died, but were Raptured straight to Heaven (Gen. 5:24; 2 Kings 2:11).  I had never considered the...

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 2

The 70th Week – First Half of the Tribulation – Part 2   “Seventy weeks are decreed regarding your people, and regarding your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make atonement for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Holy of Holies.  Know, therefore, and understand that from the going forth of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem, to Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks and sixty two weeks. The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in times of distress.  And after sixty two weeks, Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself. And the people of a coming ruler shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end shall be with a flood, and desolations are determined, and there shall be war until the end.  And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. And in the middle of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the grain offering to cease. And on a corner will be abominations that cause horror, even until the end. And that which was decreed shall be poured out on the desolate.”  Daniel 9:24-27   What is commonly referred to as the seven year period of the Tribulation should be rightfully called the Seventh Week.  That time period is broken into two segments.   “And I will give to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”  Revelation 11:3   “And he...

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...

Awake Unto Righteousness

“Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak to your shame.”  1st Corinthians 15:34   There is a term that goes around nowadays called ‘woke’.  Everything is being questioned and supposedly new ideas are being interjected into the ‘old way of thinking’.  For instance, the other day I read a brief article describing how some believe that automatic soap dispensers are a cause of systemic racism.  Why?   Well apparently they do not ‘see’ the hands of those with darker colored pigment skin, as well as from another, forces ‘black and brown bodies’ to show their palms.  While this might be an extreme example (after all isn’t all of it extreme anyway), nonetheless it is quite simple that these automatic soap dispensers sense anyone’s hands, man or woman, black or white, make’s no difference whatsoever.  So it is a baseless claim, but nonetheless shows the characteristics of how anything that can garner any amount of ‘sense’ by such people who are looking for evidence of supposed wrongdoing can pretty much find such ‘evidence’ anywhere.   Things have been getting worse and worse in the United States, as well as around the world, for quite some time.  This is not something that has just happened overnight, but has been ongoing for numerous decades.  However, in the past several years there has really been a ramping up of trying to ignore God’s clear Word regarding certain things in regards to man’s opinion.  One can not scoff at God or His Word.   “Do not be led astray, God is not mocked;...