He will confirm a covenant with many for one `seven.' In the middle of the `seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. Mark 13:32 is an exact parallel.
“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
“For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
“Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour. Mark 13:33-37 is a parallel passage.
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;
1 Thessalonians 5:1-2
Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
There are several passages that do suggest that the faithful believer will not be caught by surprise:
1 Thessalonians 5:4
Let us remember that the Lord has called us to be alert:
“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” ,
“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.”
“For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,”
“And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:36-3
1 John 2:17-19
Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.
The Syrian ruler Antiochus Epiphanes decided to replace the Jewish god with the Greek god, Zeus. He demanded that all people under his rule abandon their own traditions and ideas, and accept Greek beliefs and culture.
Napolean Bonaparte, a type of Antichrist.
“What luck for rulers that men do not think”
– Adolf Hitler
“They have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god who cannot save.”
There are many false prophets, but there is only one who is partnered with the anti-Christ in the Book of Revelation.
The false prophet is mentioned as such, 3 times in the book of Revelation.
Rev 16:13 (KJV) “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.”
Rev 19:20 (KJV) “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
Rev 20:10 (KJV) “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God.
It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.”
And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind.
The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.
The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur.
A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.
The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.
“Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? 15 You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. 16 You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.
” ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Are you not the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel? At that time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them. 18 This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD . 19 In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD . Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD .’ LORD . Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD .’
Peace and Safety
2 State Plan
Dividing the Land
“The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD.
“This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, `Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar– the LORD Almighty is his name:
“Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the LORD, “will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me.”
According to Raul Hilberg, in The Destruction of the European Jews, the Nazi evil of the Holocaust during World War II, developed out of three mandates of the past:
PseudoChristian leaders had said: “You cannot live among us as Jews.”
The secular rulers following them stated: “You cannot live among us.”
The German Nazis then decreed: “You cannot live.”
Such irony that the Palestinians equate the Nazi swastika with Israel’s right to the land that God gave the Jews as their inheritance.
The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain.
Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates.
See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land that the LORD swore he would give to your fathers–to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob–and to their descendants after them.”
It is my firm belief that a fair reading of the New Testament, together with a commitment to Jesus as Messiah, Saviour and Lord, far from leading to anti-Semitism, will lead to a love and respect for the Jewish people whether or not they believe in Christ. The Jews are God’s chosen people, not for anything they have done, but because God keeps His Word. Christians are blessed to have been adopted or ‘grafted into’ the vine, which is Jesus Christ.
For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,
They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
More coming soon…
Temple Mount Faithful
Dome of the Rock
Mohammed and the winged horse.
I’ve always known this was an issue, but as of 2016 it’s become very clear how serious it is.
I hope to write more on this topic later, for now this is a placeholder.
American Presidential Election of 2016, Hillary R. Clinton vs. Donald J. Trump