Friday, October 28, 2011

The Shock and Awe That Is To Come!




















Today, as the global events and the godless out workings of base (corrupt) man continue at a “breakneck” speed, the stage is being set for the horrific events on the horizon called “The Tribulation Period”, or “The Day of the Lord” (Matt. 24:21-22). The entire world - including America - will be absolutely oblivious to the realities and dire consequences of events to unfold during that time. Ever since the civilization of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9), the world has basically lived in a godless delusion of apathy and subjective narcissism. They have willfully rejected the ETERNAL ordinances of Almighty God and their ultimate accountability to Him. As the terrible calamity of 9-11 overtook, shocked and stunned our nation 10 YEARS AGO, so also will be the commencement of horrific events that are due to transpire in that terrible time called “The Day of the Lord.”

As the terrible calamity of 9-11 overtook, shocked and stunned our nation, so also will be the commencement of horrific events that are due to transpire in that terrible time called “The Day of the Lord.

One of the most sobering passages in the Holy Scripture is from the Book of Proverbs in chapter 1, verses 24-31. This passage speaks about those who willingly reject reality and live in a spiritually/ mentally drunken delusion (Rev. 17:2). When evil and anguish come upon these individuals, they are in a total panic because they have rejected absolutes (reality) and truth (wisdom). The consequences of these actions will be their SWIFT DESTRUCTION on account of their doings. God’s Word States:
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"Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind (a powerful tornado); when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices" (Proverbs 1:24-31).

So will be the mindset of those during the time when the Day of the Lord commences. These will seek Almighty God to render a godless remedy and an unrighteous solution for their consequences and global dilemmas. What is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING is that in that day of their dire calamity they will STILL REJECT Almighty God’s ETERNAL absolutes, solutions and deliverance (2 Thess. 2:8-12, Rev. 9:20-21). These individuals have ZERO heart for the absolute truths and realities of time and ETERNITY which are critical for their ETERNAL well being. They are poisoned with unbelief and godless bitterness; filled with violence and rage. They posses only a godless, monkey-fisted nature rooted in delusion, lust and visions of a temporal (earthly) habitation. They are oblivious to their ETERNAL destiny and WILL NOT repent of their godless transgression and be saved, even after all these horrific tribulation events transpire on the earth. (Isa 24; John 3:17-19; 2 Thess. 2:11-12; Rev. 9:20-21; 16:9).

The shock and awe of the Four Horsemen will awaken the world that the Day of the Lord is finally here!

The shock and awe of the Four Horsemen will awaken the world that the Day of the Lord is finally here (Rev. 6)! As a thief in the night they will ride onto the world stage and ravish and overtake a godless sleeping world (1 Thess. 5:4-11). For as a mighty flood in the night, the world's inhabitant will be swept away in panic, violence and fear; oblivious how to react and what to do. For these have REJECTED Almighty God's warnings and revelations which have gone out from His People and His Word for centuries!

As the days grow darker and the majority of Americans and the world REJECT Almighty God's WARNING, may YOU have an ear to hear what Almighty God testifies to you through His INFALLIBLE Word (Rev. 22:16-21).

The Kingdom of Heaven is TRULY at hand!

DJP I.F.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Glorious Gospel Message - Setting In The West and Rising In The East

Most American "Christians" think in a Western mindset when it comes to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is true that the West has been the place for the spreading of the Gospel for over 1700 years. In his ministry, Paul the apostle moved westward from the land of Israel as he proclaimed the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ/Messiah. From there it spread westward into Africa and Europe, to the Americas, then unto China and India “full circle.” Although there are many “false gospels,” the True Gospel message (as preached by Paul) is contained in the following scriptures:

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31).

The Philadelphia Church Age

The United States was founded in the Philadelphia church age – the Church with the open door (Rev 3: 7-13). The United States has done more than any Nation in history in spreading the True Gospel of Jesus Christ. No nation has ever sent more missionaries, spent more money, sent more Bibles, translated more languages into Scripture or sown more “heavenly seed” to influence the world. Our Godly heritage has been a catalyst for sending the Blessed Gospel world-wide. While it is certainly true that not everyone in the U.S. is a Bible-believing Christian - especially in this post-modern (i.e., post-Christian) age we live in - no nation like ours was ever used by Almighty God for sharing the “Old, Old Story.” The USA is also unique in that we are made up of whosoevers gathered from all nations of the earth.

"We are now living in the sunset years of post-Christian America. We have become self-sufficient and God-rejecting, just as predicted in the Bible for the Laodicean Church Age"

We are now living in the sunset years of post-Christian America. We have become self-sufficient and God-rejecting, just as predicted in the Bible for the Laodicean Church Age (Rev. 3:14-22). The next event to take place in God's prophetic timetable is the Rapture of the Church, at which time Christ shall take home to be with Him all true Receivers and Believers of the Glorious Gospel. This will usher in the Tribulation and a seven-year period of God's Wrath upon the whole earth. Just after the Rapture takes place (which the scoffers and haters of the Grace of God totally reject), there will be a massive void of light and truth here on earth, i.e., there will not be one true Believer left on earth at this time. There will be billions of unregenerate (unbelieving) human beings in great darkness with a godless form of Christianity. This final form of apostate Christianity is referred to as the “Mustard Tree” and “Leavened Loaf” (Matthew 13:31-33). When the Body of Christ is caught up to meet Christ in the air (see 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-53; 1 John 3:2-3), God will send down his Two Witnesses from Heaven, His Two Mighty Candlesticks. These Two Candlesticks will burn brilliantly in this post Church/ post Age of Grace darkened world, sharing the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Messiah (Rev. 11:3-12).
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Almighty God is never without a witness upon His earth. There has been much debate of who these two witnesses might be. The Bible elsewhere indicates that they will be Elijah (see Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:10-13) and Moses (see Malachi 4:2; Luke 9:29-30; Matthew 17:1-3), two great patriarchs and torches of light from Israel’s past sent to a presently unbelieving Israel. Under their leadership and powerful preaching, 144,000 Jewish men will be saved (see Rev. 7:3-8). These 144,000 saved Jews shall then be sent into all the world during this time of Great Tribulation, preaching the True Gospel of Jesus Christ the Messiah before His soon-to-be Second Coming. Multitudes will come to a saving knowledge of the Messiah of Israel through their ministry (see Rev. 7:9-17). At the climax of His return (Rev. 19:11-16), Christ-Messiah will establish His Millennial Kingdom in Israel (Rev.20:6).

God has not forgotten about His promises and the covenants which He made with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David (Romans 9:4-5)! Almighty God has a great and glorious future planned for His Chosen people, Israel. Rejoice, O Israel, for the wonderful and beautiful things which are in store for thee (Is. 2:3-4, 11:10-17, Zech. 2:10, 8:3, 14: 1-9, 16-17, Amos 9:11, Rom 11:25-27)!!!
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"The Gospel message of Jesus Messiah and His deliverance (salvation) of the Righteous will be proclaimed like never before from the land of its origin"

In conclusion, the Gospel message will sunset in the West, i.e., America, at the end of the Church Age. It will begin to rise in the East in Israel during the beginning of the seven-year period of tribulation, and will fully rise in the Kingdom Age (Malachi 4:2). The Gospel message will have then come “full circle.” The Gospel message of Jesus Messiah and His deliverance (salvation) of the Righteous will be proclaimed like never before from the land of its origin. Multitudes of Gentiles (non-Jews) will come to know and worship the God of Israel in Israel (Habakkuk 2:14; Zechariah 8:22-23, Matt 25:34, Rev 7:9,10). Beloved, nothing is more beautiful and lovely as a believing Jew Preaching the Gospel Message of the Messiah (e.g., the Apostle Paul).
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The Apostle Paul stated: I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness? (Romans 11:11-12)

As America exits the world stage - which must be - there is great hope for those who know Jesus Messiah as their Savior. The Sun of Righteousness will indeed rise in the East with healing in His wings (Mal. 4:2). May you be sure to know the Messiah of Israel and of the nations - The Lord Jesus Christ - as God's Holy Word teaches. You will never be the same!
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The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! Are you ready?

DJP I.F

Edited by BEL I.F.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Libya and the Anti Christ










It will be after the near destruction of this Islamic confederacy under Gog of Magog (Russia) that an old world leader will now be the new world leader (Rev. 17:8-11). He will step onto the stage, he who is the very one which Satan has been waiting to establish since the tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-8, Dan. 7:8-28, 11:36-45, Matt. 24:15, 2 Thess. 2:2-4, Rev. 13). After the SUPERNATURAL and wondrous victory over Gog by Almighty God on Israel’s behalf (Ezek. 38:17-23, 39:1-7), God will now remove Israel’s protective hedge. As Israel enjoyed a brief time of prosperity, security and temporal peace which they brought about for themselves by eliminating their border enemies (Ezek. 38:8), they will now be exposed to the demonic and human rage of a fallen sin ravished world (Rev. 12). For EVEN when they were under the 3 ½ year SUPER NATURAL ministry of Almighty God’s Two Witnesses the majority of Israel would NOT repent nor prepare for the soon coming King and the Kingdom of Heaven (Rev. 11:2-5). Sadly, the only thing left now for Israel is Divine judgment and GREAT tribulation. This time as foretold by the prophet Jeremiah is now at hand. It is called the time of Jacob’s trouble (Dan. 9: 26-27, Jer. 30:7, Matt. 24:15-20, Rev. 12).

Those that remain of Libya from the Gog and Magog battle will be one of the Beast’s (anti Christ’s) chief minions and zealous to do his will even unto the battle of Armageddon.

As the anti Christ rises to TOTAL GLOBAL DESPOTIC rule and slays the Two Witnesses of Almighty God (Rev. 11:2-13) he will establish his new world order called 666 and dominate the world for the remaining 3 1/2 years of the tribulation period (Rev. 13). The world’s remaining nations will fully give their whole hearted support to him including Libya (Dan.7: 8-28, Rev. 17:8-16) and he will seek with all of his being - under the demonic and satanic rage of Lucifer - to obliterate Israel before the Second Coming of the King of kings, the Lord Jesus Christ (Zech. 12:2-3, 14:1-4, Rev. 12, 13).

Those that remain of Libya from the Gog and Magog battle will fully give their allegiance to the anti Christ and be one of the Beast’s (anti Christ’s) chief ruling minions. Libya will at this time be zealous to do the anti Christ's will even unto the battle of Armageddon (Dan. 11:40-43, Zech 14:1-4, Rev. 16:13-16, 17:12-13).

The Day is at hand and what can ever stop those things which must be!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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God’s People and the Future of Egypt

Riots erupted in Egypt in January, an explosion of popular anger that seemed to have little warning. Protesters demanded the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, demanding a new government that would address issues of police brutality, free elections, political corruption, and a stagnant economy. Believers who watched the news unfold considered Egypt’s place in Bible prophecy and its relation to the nation Israel.

I will not soon forget that hot Egyptian afternoon, Aug. 5, 1952, when I climbed 450 feet to the top of the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza. How did this wonder of the ancient world get there?

Two-and-a-half millennia before Christ, tens of thousands of workers spent more than 20 years gathering 2.3 million blocks of stone—some weighing up to 15 tons—on a base covering 13.1 acres to prepare an eternal home for their Pharaoh-god.

What brilliance this took! What dedication! Remember, this was not long after the dispersion of mankind from the Tower of Babel, when the Egyptians demonstrated their amazing building skills along the Nile River.

Intertwined with Israel

Two hundred years after Abraham visited Egypt (Genesis 12:10–20), Jacob and his sons—especially Joseph—must have marveled at the things they saw there (c. 1875 BC; Genesis 36—50).

But the day came (in 1445 BC) when Egypt was in shambles because of her enslavement and mistreatment of God’s people Israel (Exodus 7—11).

Even though “Solomon made a treaty with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and married Pharaoh’s daughter” (1 Kings 3:1), Egypt remained a threat to the people of Israel through the centuries.

The great prophet Isaiah cried out, “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!” (Isaiah 31:1).

Destined for Destruction

At the time of this writing, the land of Egypt is in turmoil. The people of Israel are afraid that radical forces will take control of Egypt and attack them.

This could happen at any time; but the book of Daniel actually tells of a final attack that will occur during the Great Tribulation—which is the next significant period of Bible prophecy.

About three years after the true church has been removed from the earth, “at the time of the end the king of the South [Egypt] shall attack him [the Antichrist in Jerusalem]” (Daniel 11:40).

However, at the same time, the king of the North (perhaps Russia) will attack the Antichrist, kill him (Daniel 11:40, 41; cf. Revelation 13:14), and then move south.

“He [the king of the North] shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt” (Daniel 11:42, 43).

Forty-two months later, Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, will descend from Heaven and take over all the kingdoms of the world—including Egypt (Revelation 19:11–21).

Ezekiel prophesied, “I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and . . . her cities shall be desolate forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Yet, thus says the Lord God: At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered . . . to the land of their origin, and there they shall be a lowly kingdom” (Ezekiel 29:12–14).

Spiritual Transformation Awaits

Finally, when the Kingdom of Christ is established upon the earth, the people of Egypt will join the peoples of all the nations to worship the God of Israel.

“In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border. And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; . . . and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. Then the Lord will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to the Lord and perform it. . . . In that day . . . the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed is Egypt My people . . . and Israel My inheritance” (Isaiah 19:19–25; cf. Genesis 15:18; Zechariah 14:18, 19).

How amazing are the judgments and mercies of God! In spite of all that Egypt has done and will do to hurt Israel, and in spite of all that Israel has done and will do to hurt their Lord, He remains faithful to His promises and true to His Word.

Especially—and urgently—essential for both Israel and Egypt in the meantime today is this Word from Heaven: “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Written by Dr. John C. Whitcomb

Dr. John C. Whitcomb (ThD, Grace Theological Seminary) is an internationally known Bible teacher and author. This year he is celebrating 60 years of public ministry and the 50th anniversary of The Genesis Flood (Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing), the groundbreaking creationist book that he wrote with Dr. Henry Morris. For complete information about Dr. Whitcomb’s ministry, visit http://www.whitcombministries.org/.

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