Wow-Wotta-Wednesday: Know our enemy’s strategy – Neil Mackereth

On Wednesday evening Neil emails me saying, “Another “God-incidence” re parallels with Veronika’s blog!” [Satan has power…But it is limited]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY

INTRODUCTION

I happen to believe that the Word of God is a necessary and authoritative guide for our well-being. It is clear, accurate, necessary and sufficient to all our needs. The Bible is best read with integrity, in context and, above all, with Holy Spirit guidance. It is explains God’s plan for the redemption of mankind and it tells us what will happen next.

I make my views plain so that what I am about to write will not be misconstrued. The Bible does not say what liberals want to hear. In fact, if God chose to publish on social media (e.g., Facebook or Twitter) His Ten Commandments, His account would be closed. The same censorship would apply to the publication of any one of many other scriptures that provide advice on inter-relational behaviour!

What is particularly distressing is that many in the church agree with, and some even encourage, the liberal agenda, which advocates evil in the guise of freeing people from constraint. In so doing, they are complicit with Satan’s schemes and, in order to confirm their misguided views, they either ignore, adjust or blatantly misinterpret Scripture. We pray for today’s false teachers and false prophets to be enlightened.

Satan must be delighted. However, things don’t always go his way and certainly, on big issues, his defeats have been spectacular! Nevertheless, I believe we should seek to be both aware and wary of our adversary and keep careful watch for satanic intrigue and manipulation. Victory is assured but battles will continue to the end.

Satan’s PLAN / STRATEGY

Satan knows what the Bible says and that the book of Revelation shows that Jesus will return to Jerusalem to take His rightful place on the throne of David, as King of the Jews.  He will rule His people and the world from Jerusalem.  Satan’s options for preventing this (and his ultimate banishment to “the lake of burning sulphur” Revelation 20:10) include endeavours to:

1) tempt Jesus to sin and so become unworthy as Saviour

2) destroy Jesus;

3) disperse the Jews and fragment and undermine their national identity and/or;

4) annihilate all Jews so that Jesus has no Jewish Kingdom to return to and rule;

5) prevent the establishment of a Jewish nation state (Israel) and/or

6) destroy Israel or Jerusalem, or to divide Jerusalem (i.e., to ensure control remains in the hands of non-believers).

He tried the first and was unsuccessful. He tried the second and was spectacularly defeated, when Jesus rose from the dead.  The remainder (3 to 6) have been ongoing through history. One success has been his endeavours to encourage many in the church to avoid the study of and teaching on the Book of Revelation. I want to emphasise, however, that Satan suffered a huge setback with the reestablishment of Israel as a nation state in 1948 and the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967.

WHAT’S THIS HAVE TO DO WITH OUR CURRENT SITUATION?

Satan’s next move is to seek to achieve 6 (above) by establishing a “New World Order” i.e., to rule the world through his henchmen (the Antichrist, the False Prophet and their followers). When I say “next move” it has in fact been under development for many centuries. Satan is a liar and deceiver, the architect of all things evil, but he lacks originality and often seeks to mimic (e.g., Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet can be said to be a “trinity”, albeit unholy!).

He also seeks to conceal his intentions: those who are carrying forward his plans often operate in confidential cabals. These secret societies (e.g., the Knights Templar, the Illuminati, the Freemasons) have provided continuity to generations of extremely powerful people who have been influencing and manipulating events behind the scenes. There may, of course, be a secret society whose security is so successful that we have no knowledge of its existence, as a group (though we might feel we could name two or three likely members!).

THE NEXT STEP

What does seem clear, to those who have eyes to see, is that the “puppet masters”, whoever they are, have globalist intentions. More recently, the idea of distinct cabals has become clouded as particular groups within society (e.g., the “deep state” in the USA) have taken centre stage.

However, the possibility of intrigue and corruption being revealed has led to a new development. The best way to hide a diabolical scheme is in a forest of conspiracy theories. To cover the main thrust of the globalist intentions (Satan’s plan) there is a second conspiracy which aims to create a multitude of conspiracy theories, to camouflage the primary (real) conspiracy!

Put another way, the conspirators are content for people to consider revelations of their intentions to be “conspiracy theories” and so have them dismissed as fantasy.

Furthermore, their grip on main-stream media (including who is employed and what is broadcast) is a textbook example of how to control information and manipulate opinion. They are able to ridicule and discredit all views that run counter to their agenda. This repressive hold may also account for the lack of modern equivalents to the Watergate scandal investigative journalists (Woodward and Bernstein).

CONCLUSION

As I have said before, we are witnessing an essential step on the road to a New World Order. At the same time, the economies of the world are reeling from the effects of the pandemic. Fertile ground which is paving the way for the Economic Forum’s “Great Reset” plans for a global economic system, which is a vital element in the establishment of a “One World Government”.

Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled in our time: what an immense privilege and blessing that is! Some things are inevitable (prophesied). Even so, I have every expectation that there will be times of parenthesis (as in Revelation). Periods set aside where the globalist plans stall, allowing opportunities for revival and Kingdom expansion. These set-asides are beyond Satan’s ability to prevent, beyond the limits he has been set by God.  

We pray for a mighty revival, before the final harvest of separation (wheat and tares).

Prophecies of Jesus Christ’s birth

Prophetic Truths p1

Prophetic Truths p2

Thank you to Acorn Christian Healing Foundation for this compilation, which is offered for everyone’s edification (copyright unknown). May the Lord bless you with personal revelation of His Living Word.

Incremental steps to Hell – Neil Mackereth (GPS #55.3 & 56.1)

Further to my re-blog of last Thursday of Mario Murillo on lies Christians tell and hear and my writing on satanic strategy and nest of snakes, Neil follows (hence God’s GPS) with:

“In this time of startling exposure and Machiavellian intrigue I have had another “download” of information. It moved me powerfully! Yes, a very similar theme to Naomi’s word, my picture was of a huge mass of writhing snakes piled high and expanding.

“I also felt a significant time-line link to earlier pictures of the snake-like tentacles of Leviathan trying to hold UK in permanent bondage to the EU and needing to be cut right through to enable us to fulfill our destiny as a sanctuary (refuge) Nation.”

INCREMENTAL STEPS TO HELL

Choose This Day Whom You Will Follow

The poison in the US political infrastructure and administrative institutions, involves a deeply embedded web of deceit and deception that is supported by a sophisticated and persuasive propaganda machine. The deep-state corruption is so intricately interwoven into all levels of the body politic, the legal system, the security services, the corporate entities that control the economy, and the billionaire elite who are the puppet masters, that it is well-nigh indestructible. The skill and ruthlessness of these Machiavellian and mafia-like manipulators is both shocking and truly demonic.

These all-pervading deceptions include a determination to fulfil the liberal agenda by a process of seemingly reasonable incremental steps. This staged persuasion approach and “next steps” policy is designed to change mind-sets, and has allowed things we thought of as abhorrent a few years ago to be moved to accepted ‘norm’ status. It gets worse, the rights of groups with perverse and unsavoury ideas have been protected in law and, in their new found “authority”, they now demand that we support and encourage their views.  To do otherwise invokes a whirlwind of abuse.

Currently, the USA is the spotlight battleground for fraud and deception and progressive liberalism. However, the same poison is clearly visible throughout the western democracies and beyond. The ultimate aim, which is only understood by a few, is for the World to worship Satan. At the moment, we are in the early stages: the ground is being prepared for a “Great Reset” and a new “One World Order”. Watch for the seemingly reasonable and logical incremental steps that will usher in totalitarianism, a world leader and a world government. 

Delay is possible, as President Trump has demonstrated. However. the Lord showed me a picture of a black serpentine mass, piled high and growing like an expanding pyramid of writhing snakes, which had innumerable web like connections. The network is so strong that even if a part is damaged, it will only cause a minor delay while a tactical readjustment, or rerouting round the problem, overcomes the hinderance: the long-term strategic goals of the Illuminati will not be affected.

The Lord described the serpentine pyramid as the new Tower of Babel, presently intent on glorifying man, but really being used as a stepping-stone towards the deification of Satan. I saw a sharp two-edged sword descending from heaven to cleave the mass of writhing snakes in two. The Sword, which is the Spirit of the Word of God, will cause a divide, a safe space for a great revival. The Lord explained that, after this temporary respite, the enemy will regroup and take forward the events prophesied in End-Times Scripture.

Fear not, what is about to happen is all part of God’s End-Time agenda. The final harvest (the great revival) will be followed be the rise of the Antichrist. His forces of evil, having gained great confidence as they expand their grip on the world, will be drawn to the place chosen by God. The place where the armies of God, led by Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will destroy the Antichrist and his forces.

These things are ordained, they are not hidden to those who have eyes to see.

Neil Mackereth, 4th December 2020

PS(RB) Wed 2nd > Secular Democrats Urge Biden to Pounce on US Christianity

[Digital Globe with Hand by Watcharakun, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Prophetic Watch on America and President Trump cont’d: 4 – spheres of influence and the First Horseman of the Apocalypse

In most ESSENTIAL, instructive teaching Able Praise identities demonic activity of not only America’s but also global media (including anti-Pope Francis!). It is directly related to Apostle John’s vision of the first of four horsemen of The Apocalypse being released after Jesus’ opens the first four seals of the 7-sealed scroll handed to Him by our Heavenly Father (Revelation 5). Abel writes in His Kingdom Prophecy :

AMERICA: PRESIDENCIES and SPHERES of INFLUENCE: THE MEDIA GAVE JOE BIDEN ITS THRONE

There are tremendous shifts going on in the heavens; as the saints wage war through prayers to enact the righteous Will of The LORD.

While we have our earthly perspective of leadership and how things play out on earth; we must also learn to gain heaven’s perspective; to see how the heavens are shaping the activities on earth.

Much more than the election of numbers in the earthly politics, there is the election of Thrones in the Heavens; and every significant political office holder rules through a Spiritual Throne that defines the sphere of their influence in the earth — and the things they have limit and permission to do.

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How to Look for Signs of Jesus Christ’s Return

Whilst singing the Noel Richards’ chorus “Come Lord Jesus” in a meeting, my wife was noticeably touched by the Holy Spirit and heard, “It’s sooner than you think!”. I submit, therefore, the importance of revisiting this blog’s strap-line ‘Looking for signs of Jesus’ return‘ and of being sure we really do know ‘how to look’ for Jesus’ Second Coming.

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What does God and His Word say about masks?

I’m blessed after having blogged about our adversary’s strategy by its being followed by an attack upon our well-being. Why? When spiritual snakes get rattled it indicates we’re homing in on them!  Those postings included a few responses, one recommends checking for relevant scriptures on ‘maRk’ and ‘MaSk’.  So we’re now going deeper into that with another’s recommended link – thank you Chris G Bennett.

Gilad Rosinger, founder/CEO of Radiant Israel as well as founder/MD of Scrolls of Fire, published his thoughts, and what he believes the Lord gave him, onto his personal Facebook on 30th July.

MOREOVER and ‘COINCIDENTALLY’ whilst inserting these introductory remarks into my draft copy of his special item, I visit his Fb to copy/paste its link and find he’s just started a video message relating directly to the main thrust of my recent posts!!

Gilad writes:

DOES THE BIBLE SPEAK OF “THE MASK”?

9th AV / JULY 30, 2020

To be quite frank, like many of you, I’ve been extremely disturbed by this topic from the very beginning. I have wondered what is it with these silly masks that The Lord won’t leave me alone about until I fully understand it?

Immediately when these mask mandates came out I had major checks in my spirit about them. But I set it aside as we are eagerly expecting a mighty move of God and an end time revival that will sweep the world.

I chose not to wear them and we have been fasting and praying and watching the Hand of The Lord move in a mighty way. Promises of His Glory and outpouring are being received regularly. 🔥🔥

But what is it about this masked culture that so disturbs me I wondered?

Could it be that these masks are in some way connected to or in some way opposing this coming end time revival or the outpouring of the GLORY of YHVH?

As I was praying into this I received a prophetic word from a trusted friend who hears very clearly from The Lord. The Lord spoke to her in a time of worship that there is a reason why I have been so opposed to the masks and that The Lord would reveal it.



So why am I opposed to healthy people being forced to wear these masks?

Is it because I don’t care about public health? No. I certainly do care very much about people and public health.

Is it because I don’t love my neighbors? Of course not. I love my neighbors and I love people very much.

So is it because I’m rebellious?

After all, there are some pastors and leaders that have been quoting Romans 13 and other scriptures that tell us to obey worldly authorities… many of them have even stated that we will come under judgment if we do not obey the mask mandate. Some have stated that we should even ignore checks in our spirit because scripture is so clear about it.

Hmm… really?

No. That’s not it. I love and respect authority and always want to live in peace as I obey the laws of the land to the best of my ability.

So what is it about these masks that so disturbs me and others to the point that it won’t leave us alone?

Was it the 🚨 alarming 🚨 zombie-like blind acceptance of this “new normal” that raised serious questions?

Perhaps.

Maybe it was the spirit of confusion that surrounded this topic?

Public experts like the head of the CDC, the US surgeon general and Fauci all said in the beginning that people should not wear a mask as they are not effective to stop C-vid. But then later they changed the narrative:

“They work, they don’t work, you should wear them, you shouldn’t wear them, only doctors should wear them, everyone should wear them,”…wait…

NO. EVERYONE MUST WEAR THEM!

“Wear them or else you will get fined and in many cases you can’t buy or sell without a mask.”

Wait What!??

Hold up.

James 1:8 says:

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

Does this really sound like the spirit that God commands us to follow? Is this what He meant when he said that we should obey authority?

1 John 4:1-6 says this:

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us.

This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.”

Are the head of the CDC, the Surgeon General, Fauci and other government leaders giving these orders operating under the Spirit of Antichrist?

Perhaps it was this clear spirit of deception that was urging me so strongly that something is VERY WRONG with this masking agenda.

Whatever the case may be I kept praying about it and asking The Lord:

Father, I want to obey your Word and I want to respect authority as you desire… so why is it that I am so disturbed about these masks? Why won’t this topic leave me alone?

Lord, why are so many Spirit-filled believers so opposed to this mask if it is for our “public health” and the greater good?

There has to be something deeper here beyond the civil rights violations for so many to be so disturbed in the spirit. Please show me what is hidden and expose it in the light.

I was alarmed when I started hearing propaganda like:

“Love your neighbor, wear a mask” 😷

This is alarming propaganda. 😳

What they are saying very manipulatively is that if you don’t wear a mask you don’t love your neighbor.

This is a lie. A deceptive and subconscious lie.

It became very clear to me that this unlawful mandate to forcefully oppress the public into wearing a mask through fear tactics, manipulation and peer pressure was rooted in something beyond what the natural man could understand.

For the first time in history most of the developed world has been thrust into a “new normal” that ignores logic and omits personal health choices involving our bodies. Manipulation and control is everywhere and it is these mechanisms that are the dominant forces in witchcraft. Specifically the Jezebel spirit.

We are to have nothing to do with witchcraft.

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:11-15, 17

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.

“This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,

“Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

The Lord began to speak to me about this spell-casting and sorcery being a manipulative form of mind-control that is conditioning the people to surrender their God-given rightful authority.

I believe that the governments are grooming the people and preparing them for much more serious and nefarious issues. The Lord impressed me to look up this word:

🚨 GROOMING. 🚨

– When a sexual or other kind of predator sets the stage for abusing another, such as a child or other person (as in the case of sex and theory human trafficking).

– Trust: May give toys and/or other gifts and favors to the intended victim to gain trust.

– Alienation: Settings the stage for the intended victim to become alienated from their primary caregivers/circles or family and community.

– Fear/dependency: Sets up a power dynamic in which the victim feels too afraid to report the abuse, perhaps by involving the victim in activities their friends and family might judge the victim negatively for, such as drug use (or even the abuse itself).

I believe that this divide and conquer agenda of fear and alienation by forced lockdowns and forced masking is a clear grooming process that the world is being forced into in preparation for a much more sinister plot.

But don’t take my word for it.

I encourage everyone to pray about this and to do your own extensive research.



As I began my research initiative in prayer and looking into the BIBLE for answers to this difficult and divisive topic I began to receive clarity from the Lord and clear answers to my questions. I spent weeks fasting and praying for clarity on this topic.

Here is what I found:

1. What I believe that the government is REALLY SAYING when they tell the world population that EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK – Or receive a fine / be threatened with jail is this:

“WE HAVE AUTHORITY OVER YOUR BODY”.

What they appear to be saying here is that the era of those past freedoms are over and now people must blindly obey them without question, against logic and regardless of personal convictions. You obey or you will suffer the consequences. Big Brother rules.



So why are Messianic leaders and Christian pastors so eagerly accepting this? Why are they doubling down on their promotion and insistence on the wearing of masks being “good for us”, a “great way to pray and minister” and “show our love” even saying that these masks are mandated to the believer by the Bible.

DOES THE BIBLE SPEAK TO MASK-WEARING?

Yes.

But not in the way you might have previously read or expected. And certainly not through the misuse of the Romans 13 verse and others on obeying authority.

Why?

The believer is taught to obey government and worldly authority ONLY to the degree that authority is given to that governing body, and only to the degree that it doesn’t violate the commands of God or the Word of God. The believer in YHVH and follower of Yeshua MUST always submit FIRST to God. As Peter and the apostles replied when they were ordered BY MEN in authority not to preach in the Name of Yeshua:

“We must obey God rather than any human authority”

As we can also clearly see from Daniel:

It was Darius who was tricked by Daniel’s rivals into signing a decree banning for one month any petition to a god or man except Darius. Daniel ignored the edict. His fear of God far outdistanced his fear of men. As he always did three times a day, Daniel opened his windows toward Jerusalem, where he knew the Spirit of God had dwelled in Solomon’s temple, and he prayed as all of us should.
“He might have compromised his integrity by ceasing to pray to God during the month the decree was in effect—or by praying privately, perhaps in the night, when no one could see him worshiping at his window,” writes Gleason Archer in The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. “To rationalize such compromises to preserve his role in government would have been easy. But Daniel could not compromise. For him the issue was whether he was going to please man or obey God.”

So does the government have authority over our body?

No. They do not. Here’s why:

Our bodies are not our own. They are temples of the Holy Spirit and they belong to GOD. ‭‭

1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

The government has ZER0 authority over your body.

But they do want you to give up this authority to them by submitting to a process of surrender. You see, you must willingly give them the authority because the authority is yours unless you relinquish it.

This actually reminds me of a Word of The Lord that I received in April. I often hear The Holy Spirit speak to me clearly, but this was different- it was The Word of The Lord and it dropped on me like a weight from Heaven.

This is what I heard Him say:

“IF MY PEOPLE DO NOT EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTFUL AUTHORITY, THEY WILL LOSE BOTH THEIR AUTHORITY AND THEIR FREEDOM”

I shared this several times over the past few months in writing and videos. But it continues to grow stronger in my spirit and more urgent as I hear the Words of a loving FATHER warning His children of the demonic agenda that is unfolding upon the Earth.

Could it be that The Lord is warning us not to give up our rightful authority to a scheme of deception by the enemy to steal authority that does not belong to him?

The remnant of believers are in agreement that all of the signs Yeshua gave in Matthew 24 about His soon return are unfolding in rapid speed and divine convergence. So what do we know about this time period?

For one, it will be marked by GREAT DECEPTION.

“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works.

👉👉He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that 👉👉serve the lie, 👈👈 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing.

They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”

‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:9-12‬

The mask is a clear SIGN that KEEPS THE LIE ALIVE. It SERVES THE LIE. It keeps the deception active as it visibly reminds EVERYONE ALL THE TIME that there is a terrible pandemic that will kill everyone and that you must be afraid and that the world must be shut down so that we have to enter a new paradigm / “new normal” that consists of blind obedience and submission to demonic and tyrannical orders. ‭

We also know from Matthew 24 that even the elect ( chosen of the Lord, pastors, leaders, high up in the Church ) might become deceived in these end times.

“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:24‬

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THE WORD ‘MASK’? WHERE IS IT USED AND IN WHAT CONTEXT?

In order to truly understand this topic we must look at the Hebrew. Fortunately, I am fluent in Hebrew so it helped in my research on this topic. I wanted to see what scripture has to say about this, and I found that there are several places in the Bible in the Hebrew that the word MASK is used.

The HEBREW word for Mask is – MASECHA – מסכה

Here is the Biblical definition of MASECHA: A covering, a molten image

The definition of MASECHA in Hebrew:

A mask is an object that covers part or all of the face, sometimes even part of the head, and sometimes even the entire head. The mask serves as a marker for characterization in community events such as religious ceremonies in Western and non-Western cultures (African and Eastern countries). The origin of the word ‘mask’ is probably from the Latin word Masca which means GHOST, and from Western, which means ‘MAN IN DISGUISE’.



So what should you do?

If you are a doctor, dentist or a nurse it’s different. It’s clearly designed for those environments….

For the general public, pray about it and understand what this is all about. Make your own decision, but understand what is happening. Try to find places where you don’t have to wear a mask to shop. Oppose this unlawful order in healthy ways. Don’t conform to the pattern of this world. Understand that this is only the beginning and that it’s not really about a mask. It’s about total control. It’s about your body. It’s about the antichrist New World Order and your compliance or rejection of it.

Don’t take my word for it. Do the research and take it to The Lord.

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As I list the verses below from the Bible you will notice a clear pattern that every single reference where the word MASECHA ( MASK ) is used it is mentioned in context with lies and deception, a molten image, an IDOL, or false gods.

The Word MASECHA / מסכה ( MASK ) is found in these verses below:

1. *HABAKKUK 2:18

‎יח מה-הועיל פסל כי פסלו יצרו 👈מסכה👉 ומורה שקר כי בטח יצר יצרו עליו לעשות אלילים אלמים:

“What good is an idol, once its maker has shaped it, a cast metal image and a teacher of lies, that its maker puts his trust in it, and goes on making non-gods, unable to talk?”

‭‭Havakuk (Hab)‬ ‭2:18‬ ‭CJB

2. * ISAIAH 30:1 –

“Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin :

* הוי בנים סוררים נאמ־יהוה לעשׂות עצה ולא מני ולנסך 👈מסכה👉 ולא רוחי למען ספות חטאת על־חטאת

3. *EXODUS 34:17 –

Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

‎אלהי 👈 מסכה 👉 לא תעשׂה־לך

I 4. *EXODUS 32:8 –

“They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”

* סרו מהר מנ־הדרך אשׁר צויתם עשׂו להם עגל
👈מסכה 👉 וישׁתחוו־לו ויזבחו־לו ויאמרו אלה אלהיך ישׂראל אשׁר העלוך מארץ מצרים



5. *ISAIAH (Isa)‬ ‭25:7‬ ‭CJB‬

“On this mountain he will destroy the veil ( MASK ) which covers the face of all peoples, the veil enshrouding all the nations.”‬‬

‎ז ובלע בהר הזה פני-הלוט | הלוט על-כל-העמים והמסכה 👉 הנסוכה על-כל-הגוים:👈

‭‭Yesha ‘yahu (Isa)‬ ‭25:7‬ ‭CJB



6. * DEUTERONOMY 9:16 –

“And I looked , and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf : ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.

* וארא והנה חטאתם ליהוה אלהיכם עשׂיתם לכם עגל 👈מסכה👉 סרתם מהר מנ־הדרך אשׁר־צוה יהוה אתכם



7. *JUDGES 17:3 –

“And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image : now therefore I will restore it unto thee.

‎וישׁב את־אלפ־ומאה הכסף לאמו ותאמר אמו הקדשׁ הקדשׁתי את־הכסף ליהוה מידי לבני לעשׂות פסל ומסכה👉 ועתה אשׁיבנו לך👈

There are certainly a lot of things to pray about. More than anything, the purpose of this post is to get people to think, pray, research and question things that might not be what they are pretending to be.

Is the forced masked mandate about your health and the government keeping you healthy?

RB Footnote: Jonathan Ely maintains newsfeed of informative scientific/political items about masks at Spirit Body Soul (Facebook).

Important 2 years ago; MORE SO NOW! – Chris G Bennett

This morning Chris republished on Facebook a highly suitable follow-on to my recent End-Times Briefings and personal appeal to all Christians to “Wake up!”:

SIGNS OF THE TIMES – July 2018!!!   EVEN CLOSER NOW !!!!

There’s some things going down at the moment that we should ALL note and pray about. SIGNS OF THE TIMES have never been so obvious. Never before in such plain sight.

Earthquakes, fires, drought and flood, evil being called good, and good being persecuted as evil. The list goes on and we haven’t even started on wars, rumours of wars, swamp draining, and political shenanigans.

I really have only one message today – WAKE UP !!!

WAKE UP CHURCH

WAKE UP PEOPLE OF GOD

WAKE UP CHRISTIANS

The SIGNS OF THE TIMES say that the LORD IS COMING SOON. Hear the words of the Lord for today.

“IT IS TIME FOR JOY!! I AM COMING SOON!, says the Lord.

“IT IS TIME FOR ALL MY PEOPLE TO PREPARE. PERSECUTION MAY COME – BE JOYFUL. WARS, FLOODS, FIRES, AND EARTHQUAKES MAY COME – BE JOYFUL BECAUSE THE TIME OF MY COMING IS SOON. I HAVE PLANTED SEEDS FOR THIS SEASON. SEEDS OF REJOICING, SEEDS OF COMPASSION, SEEDS OF LOVE. BUT MOST OF ALL I HAVE PLANTED SEEDS OF HUNGER – SEEDS THAT WILL BURST INTO LIFE AS SOON AS THEY ARE WATERED BY MY PRESENCE.”

“BE PREPARED!”, says the Lord, “FOR I COME WITH JOYFUL CELEBRATION. DANCING AND SINGING SHALL BE A SIGN FOR YOU. THEN SHALL COME MIRACLES, HEALING, AND RELEASE. ALL THIS SHALL BE FOLLOWED BY THE SOUND OF WEEPING, JOYFUL WEEPING IN MY PRESENCE, AS MY GLORY FALLS ON YOUR MEETINGS – IN CHURCH AND ON THE STREETS!” says the Lord.

“I AM COMING SOON!” says the Lord God Almighty

CGB 2020

End-Times Briefing 14: Book of Revelation’s importance – 10 key points

In his third annexure to Simplicity, Neil Mackereth asks and points out:

WHY IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION SO IMPORTANT?
10 KEY POINTS

1. It is the Culmination of The Bible Story. The denouement.
Could you imagine the Bible ending with the one-chapter book of Jude?

2. It Shows Jesus in His glory – As King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
So awesome that even His close friend John fell on his face as if dead when he saw Jesus. We know Jesus as prophet, teacher, priest, healer and so on – but here we see Him in all His glory.

3. It Provides Knowledge: to Defeat Misinformation. A challenge to false prophets and false doctrine.

4. It Provides Knowledge: to Help us Understand World Events. Revelation shows that God foreknew, He is in control, and His plan will not be thwarted.
Current events: Israel, 1948 and following; moves towards a new world order – a world economic system and a world governmental system.

5. It Provides Knowledge: to help us be pathfinder guides and watchmen for Israel.

6. It is a Basis for Evangelism.
It is my contention that the incredible significance and glorious wonder of so much fulfilled prophecy in the Bible, is so “undersold” that it indicates the church has been duped into veiling parts of the Word of God Any other prophetic book that was so absolutely accurate over so many events over such a long period of time, would be hailed and revered in awe and wonder by the secular world.

7. An antidote to complacency.
We now know enough to not be caught unawares.

8. Future Focus: it prepares us for what lies ahead.
Revelation tells us more about our eternal home and condition, rather than our current temporary state – more about the significance and urgency of the choice we, and all people, need to make.

9. Worship.
A book full of worship, and how to worship – 11 major songs that have inspired a multitude of hymns and choral works, songs etc.

10. Because God tells us it is Special!
It is the only book in the Bible that blesses the reader and the hearer (Rev 1:3) John wrote it as he saw it and heard it, which may account for its unusual style – he was continually being reminded to write down what he saw and heard, and then told not to change it! – Reveleation 22:18-19.

Neil Mackereth 21 May 2020

End-Times Briefing 12: an overview of the Book of Revelation

Briefing 11’s Introduction to the Book of Revelation draws to a close by its author, Neil Mackereth, stating “Apocalyptic works seek to inform the reader about aspects of an End-Times drama. The grand climax of the Bible is imminent — that is to say, it could happen at any moment…”  He reminds us, “The Bible explains that two absolute powers or principles operate in the universe…In the book of Revelation (and the whole Bible), God himself is the ultimate source of all that is good; Satan and his followers refuse to submit to God and are the ultimate source of evil. This ethical dichotomy underlies the conflict within the book of Revelation”.:

OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION

The Prologue provides essential information for understanding the meaning and structure of the Book of Revelation. “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.” (Rev. 1:1–2).

Apostle John conveys to his first-century readers the unveiling of Jesus. It’s something like the showing of a video of a Monarch and his court. The Book of Revelation is written for Christians who understand the language of a faith unique to Christian experience. But given the complexity of the metaphors and images, even “insiders” have difficulty understanding Revelation. However, anyone can grasp the basic message: Jesus is going to return to earth, overthrow Satan’s evil empire, reward his faithful followers, punish those who reject his Lordship, and create a new heaven and a new earth. Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 11: an intro’ to the Book of Revelation

It’s now time to expand upon Briefing 3’s listing of Signs from the Gospel accounts and Paul’s letters by considering ‘The Apocalypse’, as in the annexures to Neil Mackereth’s paper dated 21st May: Simplicity.  First, recall Apostle John’s opening remarks on its awesome origin, along with benediction (Young’s Literal Translation – in Greek here):

A revelation of Jesus Christ, that God gave to him, to shew to his servants what things it behoveth to come to pass quickly; and he did signify [it], having sent through his messenger to his servant John, who did testify the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, as many things also as he did see. Happy is he who is reading, and those hearing, the words of the prophecy, and keeping the things written in it — for the time is nigh!

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION

The challenge in introducing Revelation to a new audience, or to infrequent readers of the book, is twofold: how do we make sense of this strange book; and how do we overcome longstanding antipathy to it, which, unfortunately, is often reinforced by those who should be explaining its message. I want to describe what apocalyptic literature is and to provide a basic overview of what Revelation is about.

The Bible, at its opening, quickly moves to the fall of man and the success of Satan. Then follows God’s sovereign selection of His chosen people Israel, the story of their triumphs, failures, trials and tribulations up to the first coming of Christ.  The New Testament describes Jesus’ life and role as Redeemer King, His death, resurrection and ascension to heaven.  At the close of the Bible, Jesus returns, Satan is overthrown and his followers are defeated.  Without the Book of Revelation, the story would be incomplete.

First, I believe it is essential to consider what the writer’s mindset might have been, if we are to have any hope of untangling and understanding the book’s mysteries. Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 10 cont’d: key signs and prophecies

We continue Annex A to Simplicity and examine some items in earlier Briefings:

KEY END-TIME (or SECOND ADVENT) SIGNS and PROPHECIES

An awareness of End-Time signs will help us to see if any world events, as they unfold in the weeks, months and years ahead, can honestly be described as fulfilling Biblical prophecy. Analysis of world events in relation to prophecy requires care and integrity, both to ensure genuine spiritual significance, and to avoid “false news”, conspiracy theories and the pronouncements of false prophets. It will be exceedingly hard to convince a sceptical world that prophecy is being fulfilled!

Some prophecies in the Bible seem particularly significant, in light of current world events, especially in the Middle-East. The following prophecies are worth bearing in mind, especially by those who are intentional about marrying historic prophecies with contemporary occurrences. They are, in short, signs of the End-Times: Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 10: the centre line – where are we now?

Annex A to Neil Mackereth’s paper Simplicity goes deeper into Matthew 24 signs than earlier Briefings 2: the ‘When?’ and 3: the ‘What?’ of Watching [cross-references to the book of Daniel are mine]:

1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

THE CENTRE LINE OF END-TIME PROPHECY – WHERE ARE WE NOW?

At the start of Matthew 24 the disciples are seeking Jesus’ acknowledgement that the Temple is a beautiful building.  They were shocked by His response, that the Temple would be utterly destroyed, not one stone left on another.  This startling prophetic statement leads them to ask two very significant questions:

“When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Jesus responds to this as two questions, the second having two parts)

Before answering these questions, Jesus warns the disciples against being deceived by people falsely claiming to be Christ. This thread of potential deception by false prophets continues throughout the chapter.  Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 9 cont’d: the deep significance of Hourglass & End-times Harvest dream

A couple of hours ago Veronika published this from our dear brother:

“Today I bring yet another striking, in-depth interpretation to the dream I submitted to you all yesterday…my good friend and co-labourer Prophet Abel Praise submits some revelation for the purposes of prayer. ENJOY!!!”

DREAM INTERPRETATION…; “THE GOLDEN REVOLVING DOOR OF THE AGES AND OF ETERNAL DESTINY…AND THE HOUR GLASS OF THE END-TIME HARVEST…!!

‘Oh such great honor that The LORD grants us eyes to see and pours out HIS Spirit that we may discern what The Spirit Of The LORD is saying that we may know how to march in this hour.

‘The profound calling this prophetic dream brings us at this time is a call to contend for; recover; and administer the time-gates; or better put; the prayer-watches assigned to us in this hour; as that is how we will effectively partner with The LORD in birthing in time and eternity; being the earth and the heavens under the jurisdictions we are assigned in this hour; the predestined counsels of great awakening; revivals, victories harvest and advance into territories; the Kingdom is destined to make in this season. Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 9: Hourglass of End-time harvest – Veronica West

Late yesterday afternoon Veronika posted this on her ministry Facebook. Upon reading it Neil Mackereth, author of SIGNS: The Significance of Bible Prophecy reacted,

“That is very powerful indeed…I also had clear direction that the time of allowing the wheat and the tares to grow together is about to end – the harvest of separation is about to begin.”

I reminded him of my hearing “This is ALL about to be fulfilled!” upon opening my Bible to re-read Matthew 13’s parable of the wheat and tares harvest – see Briefing 1, Why? and The End-game Is Now In Play (we were soon to become good friends).

Here’s Veronika’s Facebook version and this published on His Kingdom Prophecy:

AN URGENCY OF TIME; THE GOLDEN REVOLVING DOOR OF THE AGES and of ETERNAL DESTINY — THE HOURGLASS of the END-TIME HARVEST!

Last night I had a powerful dream that I would like to share for the purpose of Prayer.

This dream was incredibly complex and so I will do my best to describe what I saw, heard and felt in the dream. So please bare with me as I try to share and interpret what I saw, and what I believe The LORD is revealing.

As I woke from the dream in the early hours of the morning, I immediately began to draw what I saw in the dream (see pictures below). Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 7: New Ager sees first pieces of God’s ‘jigsaw’

How a New Age follower got hooked into the Bible’s prophecies.

A unique take from die-hard anti-Christian confronted by facts in non-Christian book!

As an ex-unbeliever rescued by Jesus Christ in person and ‘born-again’ by Holy Spirit into life everlasting through His sinless blood, I reiterate Chuck Missler’s concern:

“You may not believe what the Bible says, but what’s utterly astonishing is that so very many claim to believe in Jesus yet have no grasp of the idea Christ is to literally return and rule!”

The aim of these Briefings is to help my readers be better informed and thus grasp that truth. If an ardently anti-church guy deeply involved in New Age teachings, who viewed ‘Bible-bashers’ as bigots, could grasp and keep hold of this mind-blowing stuff, then how much easier is it for believers in Jesus to fully appreciate these things?

So, come on a revelatory journey with me: Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 6: pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ vision warns of coming global cataclysm!

Those following these Briefings will appreciate the direct relevance of Sign #27 to this video and transcript, for which I’m grateful for Carolyn Stewart’s very helpful expertise and schedule.

On Wednesday 27th May pastor Christopher Wickland posted this alarm or warning on what’s soon to hit the world. (To date, his November 2019 prophecy of a great humbling then spiritual revival of Britain is accurate.) As with all prophecies, please seek the Lord in weighing this vision.

In NKJV, Christopher’s Luke reference is headed ‘The Coming of the Son of Man’:

“Welcome to another thought for the day. Today I have quite a serious message and one which probably many Christians will find a little bit hard to stomach. I will start with this piece of scripture, then I will get straight into it. Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 5: expert’s excitement – few know this…

This post, one of my first blogs in November 2011, later featured on the Home page to inform visitors of the acceleration of prophetic fulfillment, as may be inferred from the links to confirmatory events two years later:

As you may have gathered from my Welcome, I’m into eschatology – the theological study of the destiny and judgement of nations and all people, even angels!  It’s about  ‘The Last Days’, as in the ancient Torah’s description: Acharit Hayamin, ie. ‘Last of the Years’, and were regarded as the years immediately following Jesus’ ministry.  Nowadays, they’re also known as the ‘End-times’.

So let me take you for a very brief visit into one of my favourite video classes where (the late) Dr Chuck Missler is asking his students, “Why Eschatology?”

“It is very practical”, he answers himself and explains:

“Apparently, we’re being plunged into a period of time about which the Holy Bible says more than any other period – including the time when Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee!

“Now that’s a preposterous statement – and I challenge you to challenge my statement! To do so you need to do two things:

1  Find out what the Bible itself says about this and – this is a bit harder,

2  Find out what’s really going on – but you won’t get that on the ten o’clock news!

“Fortunately, thanks to the internet, the alternative press and to talk-radio you can do some homework and find out what really is going on. The more you do those two things the more you’ll understand why many scholars are extremely excited about the horizon we’re moving into – because it all deals with the return of Christ to rule earth.

“It really is remarkable how controversial this topic is, but there are:

  • over 1800 references in the Old Testament to this event – 17 Old Testament books give prominence to the event.
  • over 300 references in the New Testament – 216 chapters in 23 of its 27 books give prominence to this primary issue: the return of Jesus to rule on earth.

“You may not believe what the Bible says, but what’s utterly astonishing is that so very many claim to believe in Jesus yet have no grasp of the idea Christ is to literally return and rule!”

I respect Chuck for frequently stressing that we shouldn’t take what he says as ‘Gospel’ but always do a ‘Berean check’ per Acts 17:11; that is, to search the scriptures to find out whether or not his ideas line up with them. Also, I admire his public apology for admitting that, having long taught about an anticipated Middle Eastern war from a certain scriptural stance, he’s gained a better understanding from other passages. So Chuck explained why he’d changed his mind.  For more information visit his website at Koinonia House.

What are we to do when mainstream news doesn’t help?  To find out click Not on The 10 o’clock News. [More non-fake news sites have arisen since blogging this in 2011.]

Footnote

The following posts are just a few examples among many of subsequent eschatalogical developments:

End-Time Briefings:
  1. The ‘Who?’ and ‘Why?’ of Watching
  2. The ‘When?’ of Watching > NOW!
  3. The ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!
  4. Theologically “Watch” means…
  5. Expert’s Excitement – Few Know This…
  6. Pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ Vision Warns of Coming Global Cataclysm
  7. New Ager Sees First Pieces of God’s ‘Jigsaw
  8. Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Number’ Jesus Christ

End-Times Briefing 4: theologically “Watch” means…

This linked article by Nelson Walters brings an informative theological nuance to help in our consideration of the Who, Why, When and What of Watching:

“Watch” is Jesus’ most frequent command for Christians to prepare for the end times. What does “watch” mean? What exactly are we to do when we “watch?” We are beginning a short series on the topic of watching and being watchful in the end times. WATCH AND IMMINENCE I have heard it said by pretribulation…

Continue reading via What Does “Watch” Mean? — The Gospel In The End Times

End-Time Briefings:
  1. The ‘Who?’ and ‘Why?’ of Watching
  2. The ‘When?’ of Watching > NOW!
  3. The ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!
  4. Theologically “Watch” means…
  5. Expert’s Excitement – Few Know This…
  6. Pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ Vision Warns of Coming Global Cataclysm
  7. New Ager Sees First Pieces of God’s ‘Jigsaw
  8. Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Number’ Jesus Christ

End-Times Briefing 3: the ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!

So far we’ve considered the Who, Why and When we’re to watch. Now to the rationale of this blog, as stated in its title’s strap-line, ‘Looking for the signs of Jesus’ return’ and we examine what Jesus told us to look out for:

WHAT?

Omitting those which apply to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70, here’s a selection of signs stated in the first Gospel (Mark 13), augmented by Matthew (chapter 24) and Luke (chapters 17 & 21) plus insertion of Paul’s first and follow-up letters to believers in Salonika, to whom he stressed the origin of his teaching; ‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord…’

    1. “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations [‘ethnos’ – people groups], and then the end will come.”
    2. Disciples will stand before and councils, rulers and kings, beaten in religious assemblies: 
    3. Many will come in Jesus’ name, saying, “I am He,” and will deceive many.
    4. Wars and rumors of wars – nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom: “See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet
    5. “And there will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven ; All these are the beginnings of sorrows.
    6. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you and you will be hated by nations all for My name’s sake.
    7. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another…Brother will betray brother to death – a father his child – children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death and…
    8. “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 
    9. “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.”
    10. SO, when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’, spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing where it ought not (let the reader understand!), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” [This refers not only to the Roman standard placed in the Temple’s Holy of Holies but also to profane objects or person therein at any time (including its mount?)]
    11. “…in those days there will be tribulation such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be.
    12. “And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days….
    13. “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it for false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
    14. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven…’and the dead in Christ will rise first,
    15. ‘then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up [‘harpadzo’ = rapture] together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…’
    16. ‘You know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety” then sudden destruction comes…’
    17. ‘Let no one deceive you…for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first (Apostasy), and
    18. ‘the man of sin (lawlessness) is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped,
    19. ‘so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God…
    20. ‘The coming of the lawless one is according to the workings of satan with all power, signs and lying wonders, and
    21. ‘with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they didn’t receive a love of the truth, that they might be saved…
    22. ‘For this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie (!!)…’
    23. “As it was in the days of Noah, so also in the days of the Son of Man: “They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”
    24. “Likewise as it was in the days of Lot…on the day Lot left Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
    25. “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife: Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
    26. “I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
    27. “After that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. (“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars…of heaven will fall and the powers of the heavens be shaken”)
    28. “and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
    29.  “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth...
    30. “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 
    31. “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
    32. “Then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.” [The Rapture]

Jesus said, “Take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.

Details from The Apocalypse, the book recording ‘the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants’ penned by His apostle John, will follow later.

IS THE END NIGH?

Not necessarily! I’m not of the alarmist brigade because, in my humble opinion, Jesus is coming back for a bride who’s ‘made herself ready’, which I understand to be a church that has been restored to move fully in the ‘greater works’ – one that has arisen with the glory of the Lord appearing over her and piercing the ‘thick darkness covering the peoples’ (see Revelation 19.7, Acts 3.21, John 14.12 and Isaiah 60.1-2). YET, it may be just over the horizon!

There’s clear indications this preparation is already happening through many ministries. Jesus did say, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16.18).

On praying to our Heavenly Father, He instructed us to petition, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matt 6:10).

The Lord’s Kingdom rule has yet to come in its fullness so, in my opinion, a reworking – even a significant sifting or pruning – may be necessary as the Lord finishes building his Church and believers make themselves ready for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Next, we’ll briefly consider theological nuances of the meaning of ‘watching’…

End-Time Briefings:
  1. The ‘Who?’ and ‘Why?’ of Watching
  2. The ‘When?’ of Watching > NOW!
  3. The ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!
  4. Theologically “Watch” means…
  5. Expert’s Excitement – Few Know This…
  6. Pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ Vision Warns of Coming Global Cataclysm
  7. New Ager Sees First Pieces of God’s ‘Jigsaw
  8. Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Number’ Jesus Christ

[Scripture taken from the New King James Version; copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. used by permission. All rights reserved.]

End-Times Briefing 2: the ‘When?’ of Watching > NOW!

Continuing the reasons for watching for the End-times, we consider when that might happen:

WHEN?

Jesus’ major End-time teaching was given soon after leaving the Temple with some of His disciples and having foretold its complete destruction, which was to happen about 40 years later after the infamous Roman siege of Jerusalem.

Jesus on the Mount of Olives:

When He went and sat on the nearby Mount of Olives, two sets of brothers (Peter & Andrew, James & John) asked Him to expand upon that prophecy, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?” (seee Mark 13, Luke 21, Matthew 24).

He answered in some depth, and by examination of the details we can conclude that not only does Jesus describe later events in that First Century but also those of a much later time, one yet to come but which is now at the door!  So Jesus did, but didn’t, tell them precisely ‘when’!

In talking of that far future time however, He tells them a parable about the appearing of leaves on a fig tree – which many believe refers to the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel.:

“So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it (or ‘He’) is near – at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place..But of that day and hour no-one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is…Watch therefore…I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:28-37 NKJV emphasis mine)

Other passages of the New Testament imply that He, or Holy Spirit, subsequently gave those leading disciples, and Saul of Tarsus who became Apostle Paul, further insights on the approximate timing of those signs, as below:

Peter preaching in the Temple:

After Jesus’ Ascension into heaven Peter, when teaching in the Temple, called people  to,

“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since time began…” (Acts 3:19-21 – my emphasis.)

So there’s a huge contribution followers of Christ have yet to make across all spheres of society towards such restoration – we’ve hardly started; not to mention both human and demonic opposition – but however do we restore ‘all things’?  We must conclude that only The Almighty is able to bring about the ‘restoration of ‘all things’ – and doubtless in the manner Zecharia prophesied to governor Zerubbabel:

“Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit”, says the Lord of hosts. (Zech 4:6 NKJV)

Although we need to beware of false prophets, Acts 3:21 implies that the Lord will keep His prophets informed of His intentions in bringing this about (Amos 3:7). Hence the important relevance of contemporary prophecy.

Paul writing to the Thessalonians:

We know from Acts and accounts in Paul’s Epistles that this Apostle to the Gentiles was blessed with visions of and revelations from Jesus Himself as, for example, in the main scripture quoted by ‘pre-Tribbers’:

‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
‘For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.’ (1Thess 4:15-17 NKJV)

‘But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.’ (1Thess 5:1-5 NKJV – emphases added)

Maybe it’s as well the Palestinian leaders have been defiantly intransigent over the so-called ‘peace plan’ with Israel and, like Iran and Hezbollah, want to wipe Israel off the face of the map!  Even so, let’s keep watching!

NB: the theme of UN’s Year 2017-18 is ‘Together for Peace, Dignity, Safety  & Respect For All’, as outlined in Three Prophetic Jigsaw Pieces.

Next, we include Paul’s later explanation so click 3 below for what we’re watching for…

End-Time Briefings:
  1. The ‘Who?’ and ‘Why?’ of Watching
  2. The ‘When?’ of Watching > NOW!
  3. The ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!
  4. Theologically “Watch” means…
  5. Expert’s Excitement – Few Know This…
  6. Pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ Vision Warns of Coming Global Cataclysm
  7. New Ager Sees First Pieces of God’s ‘Jigsaw
  8. Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Number’ Jesus Christ