The Truth About the End Times
is a book of short 'sight bites', of mostly one page articles to do with Bible prophecy. I abridge most verses and remove the parallelisms, to make the message more easily read. My comments and explanations, [not my own opinions or ideas] along with the references to other Bible verses, help in understanding what is written in Scripture.
All Scripture is in italics.
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Other books by the author:
LOGOS TELOS - The Word About the End Times
LOGOS SOPHIA - Words of Wisdom.
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The reality is that the Bible is the only reliable guide that we have, discount it and you are in the mire of guesswork and conjecture. The Bible gives us the right way to live and does have a lot of prophecy, some accurately fulfilled, most still future. The prophet Daniel 12:9-10, says that some will be kept secret and sealed till the end time, but those who seek the truth and study the Word will understand.
Isaiah prophesied about 75 generations ago; Isaiah 24:1 Be warned, the Lord is about to lay waste to the earth, to devastate it and scatter its inhabitants.
By now, perhaps 1 billion people will have read this prophesy and it never happened to them. Why should we think it could happen to this generation?
As the years go by and the birth pangs of the new age increase, there are several possibilities that could bring about a worldwide disaster: a nuke war, a comet strike, earthquakes, volcanoes, a CME, etc. Everyone can see that there will soon have to be some kind of dramatic event to reset civilization. Governments are enacting laws and building shelters, etc in preparation.
With Bible prophesy, I have found that it is necessary to clear the mind of humanistic ideas and look at it from what God's purpose might be.
1/ God created everything. Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 66:1-2
2/ He does have a plan for His creation. Psalm 33:11
3/ That plan seems to be the formation of a group of beings like Himself, who freely choose to love and serve Him. Isaiah 43:10
4/ Those who refuse to acknowledge Him, may face destruction. Deut. 7:10
God's plan involved choosing one righteous man [Abraham] and using his descendants to be a nation that would be 'a light to the nations', showing everyone the right way to live. Unfortunately, the Israelites did not do this and they divided into two nations, who both went into exile from the Holy Land. The return of Judah has started, still to be completed, but Israel, now all the Christian peoples, is at present still scattered among the nations. When their decreed exile punishment is completed soon, as we are told in Ezekiel 4:4-5 and Leviticus 26:18, then all the Lord's righteous people will be able to go and live in their heritage. Deut. 30:3-5
The Lord's Holy Land, Deut. 11:12 must be cleared and cleansed; at the first Exodus the Israelites were tasked to do that, Deut. 6:19 but they failed to complete the job, Judges 1, and the remaining inhabitants induced the Israelites into idolatry. This time, the Lord Himself will punish His enemies and clear all that area promised to the Patriarchs. 2 Chronicles 7:14, Ezekiel 20:47-48 and the more than 100 prophesies that describe the forthcoming Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, a worldwide judgement/punishment by fire that fulfils Isaiah 24:1-23, and the Sixth Seal of Revelation 6:12-17.
Then, at last the Lord's righteous Christian people will live in the Land, Revelation 7:9, being all that He originally planned for them, but the rest of the world - slowly recovering from this terrible fire coronal mass ejection disaster, will form a One World government.
Modern church teaching tends to concentrate on personal salvation and how we should live our lives. This is most important, but it cannot be right to pass over or allegorize the rest of Scripture. Approximately one third of the Bible is prophecy, some fulfilled, some partially fulfilled, most prophecy is still awaiting the end times.
The prevailing attitude with most Church goers, is: they do not want to hear about anything that may upset their current lifestyle, however all can see it is unlikely that the world can continue as it is for too much longer.
More than 3000 years ago, the Creator God chose Abraham, a righteous man, to be the father of a nation that would become 'a light to the nations', a people who would demonstrate the right way to live and spread the Gospel [good news] of the coming Kingdom of God on earth.
Abrahams descendants, the Israelites failed to obey the commandments of God when they settled into the Holy Land. The Lord sent conquerors to defeat them and take both the House of Israel and the House of Judah into exile, where they must serve out their decreed punishments of dispersion among the nations.
Now, we see that some of Judah have returned to part of the Land. Israel's sentence of 2730 years of exile will be completed soon, therefore we can expect the prophesies of their redemption and return to happen very soon. In order for this to take place, the Land must be cleared of those peoples ' who have encroached onto the Land that I gave to the Israelites for their inheritance'. Jeremiah 12:14 How this will be carried out is graphically described to us in over 100 prophesies as the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath. Deuteronomy 32:41-43
It will be a terrible punishment by fire that will affect everyone on the planet. It will be an event instigated by the Lord, a coronal mass ejection sunstrike, a gigantic fireball that will cause all the effects so vividly detailed by all the prophets, but secular people will consider it to be a natural occurrence. It is something that has happened before, although nowhere near this devastation was caused in the past. The prophet Joel 2:1-3 says: ....The Day of the Lord is coming, a Day of cloud and darkness, the like has never been known, nor will be in the ages to come. It is a devouring fire and as it passes the land becomes a desolate waste.
The extent of damage and loss of life caused by this CME, will motivate the nations to form a One World government, that will eventually be ruled by a dictator. But the people whom God will call, those circumcised in their hearts and who love the Lord and keep His Laws, righteous Christians will be transported to the Holy Land, where at last they will fulfil their destiny.
This entire story is as told to us in God's Holy Word, according to His promise in;
Amos 3:7 The Lord does nothing without first revealing His plan to His servants, the prophets.
It is a very sad fact that some people in the church, including the leadership, no longer accept the authority of the Bible. When we pick and choose the Scriptures, it means we miss out on the whole plan of God for this world. In our blindness, we no longer see the deceptions that surround us on every side. We do not see the ultimate aim of Islam, nor do we realize that the world is headed for a battle between God and the forces of evil.
Many people remain ignorant of the Word of God because they have turned instead to human wisdom and the traditions of mankind. Mark 7:13 Among many Christians, the prophetic Scriptures have been labelled "best left alone", consequently the Church generally has a very incomplete and often incorrect picture of things to come.
Unfortunately, many Christians live almost exclusively by the New Testament and they spiritualize nearly everything in the Old. The whole world of the Middle East with its Jews and Muslims, has become shrouded in mystery - remote and out of mind. The idea that God has a plan, still uncompleted for His people and the Land, is incomprehensible. Based on the teachings of many of the early church leaders, there is a widespread belief within Christendom that God is finished with Israel and the Israelites. Faulty exegesis of the Biblical promises concerning all the descendants of Abraham, has led many Christians astray. Having had little teaching on the prophetic Scriptures, they are extremely confused about God's dealings with the Jews, [the House of Judah] the House of Israel, [the 10 tribes, taken into captivity by the Assyrians and lost to world knowledge] and the descendants of Ishmael.
God promised to Abraham that Ishmael would become a great people and receive blessings and He kept that promise. Genesis 17:20 [The Arab nations and their oil wealth]
Sadly, Ishmael's descendants did not remain faithful to Abraham's God, instead they went their own way and by the time of Mohammad, they had 365 "gods". Mohammad chose one of these, Allah, to be the 'one true god', whom he considered to be the giver of the promises to Ishmael.
Church preaching and teaching that does not see the fulfilment of God's plan to have His people living in all of the Promised Land, causes uncertainty and confusion about the future. Just as traditional theology prevented the Jews in 30AD from recognizing their Messiah, so much doctrine today obscures the signs of our times. God clearly says that He has not forgotten His people, now all Righteous Christian Israelites and over forty prophecies detail their gathering and return into all that area that He gave to Abraham, so long ago. That this return and settleing happens well before the Return of Jesus, to commence His Millennium reign, is clear by the tasks that they are given in order to prepare themselves and the world for that event. The prophet Daniel, tells us that God's Holy people are present in the Land at the time the Anti Christ comes to Israel and places his image in the Third Temple. Daniel 7:25 Before that, Ezekiel 20:34-36 says how God will take His people out of the nations and judge them in the same way as He did their forefathers. That those people are many more than just the Jews, is clear by the 'two tablets'passage in Ezekiel 37:15-28. Revelation 5:9-10
There is a saying: It may not happen tomorrow, but it will happen! Ezekiel 33:33
People are becoming more and more apprehensive about the future, as we see a proliferation of natural disasters, with increasing political and economic problems, coupled with shortages of food and fuel.
But, the most obvious and dangerous flash point of concern is the Middle East. Most of the countries surrounding Israel are now in the process of changing from their relatively stable dictatorships, to what will be most likely, a type of Islamic Republic. The very existence of the State of Israel in their midst is an anathema to them all. Psalm 83 lists the origins of those people who will conspire to 'wipe out Israel as a nation'. When their attack commences, God will then answer the prayer of Psalm 83:13-18 Scatter them, my God, like thistledown, as a fire raging through the forest. Terrify them with Your storm winds, let them suffer disgrace and perish.
Many prophecies state how the Lord will act on this Day of His vengeance and wrath;
Micah 4:11-12 But now, many nations are massed against you, they say; Let Zion suffer, we will gloat over her downfall. They do not know God's purpose - He has gathered them as sheaves for the threshing. Matthew 13:30
Psalm 37:13-15 The Lord will laugh at the wicked, their judgement is coming. They have prepared their weapons, but their swords will pierce their own hearts.
Isaiah 66:15-17 See: The Lord is coming in fire, bringing His retribution and anger. He will judge with fire and sword to test all mankind. All the wicked will die.
Deuteronomy 32:41-42 I will sharpen My flashing sword and take vengeance on those who hate Me.
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes, burning like a furnace, all evildoers will be as stubble, destroyed in a fiery blaze.
Isaiah 30:26-33 The sun will shine with seven times its normal brightness, like 7 days in one. On that day He will protect and save His people. See; the Lord Himself comes from afar, His anger blazing and His doom heavy. With fire, He sieves the nations for destruction.
There are many other Bible passages that describe this Day. What we can establish from them is;
1/ It is this event that takes people unawares - that 'comes as a thief'. Much later, for the glorious Return of Jesus, we are given the exact times from certain events.
2/ It will be a worldwide event, of 24 hours duration. Isaiah 29:5-6
3/ The Lord will actually cause fire to destroy His enemies, by the means of a CME.
Their own weapons will contribute to their destruction, the heat flash and the intense electromagnetic pulse will make rockets and bombs explode on the ground.
4/ His Righteous Christian people will be kept safe, in a short time -Isaiah 29:17, they will gather and settle in the new country of Beulah - Isaiah 62:4, Isaiah 11:11-12, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ezekiel 39:25-29
5/ It will be TEOTWAWKI and the world will never be the same again.
In Ezekiel 4:4-6, we are given the number of years that God decreed for the exile of the House of Israel and the House of Judah. 390 years for Israel and 40 for Judah, but then in Leviticus 26:18, it states if they still fail to keep the Commandments, the Lord will increase the punishments, firstly for Israel by seven times. Then in verse 21, also increase Israel's calamities by seven times. [civil wars, black death, etc]
For Judah - Leviticus 26:23-45 says that they will receive seven times seven extra punishment and exile. This passage describes quite well the history and current status of the Jewish people. Isaiah 40:2
The Northern ten tribes of Israel were conquered by King Shalmanesser in 722BC. He took a large number of captives back to Assyria, including 200,000 Jewish prisoners, according to Assyrian records. The King's library of cuneiform tablets, in Nineveh, informs us that Shalmanessar died in 720BC and was succeeded by King Sargon 2. Sargon took his army again to that important area of the Middle East and defeated an Egyptian army in 719/18 BC that had come to help the Philistines. The battle of Raphia, near Gaza. Reference: A History of Israel, by John Bright - page 276. At that time he established Samaria as a province of Assyria and appointed a governor. He returned home with his captives, including the final remainder of the Israelites.
Now, if we multiply 390 X 7 = 2730, then 2730 - 718/717 = 2015/ 2016. Therefore this year is the last year decreed for the exile and dispersion of the ten tribes of Israel, they will be able to return to their heritage. How this will happen is prophesied over 40 times, as the second Exodus.
People today are mostly in denial of what the future may hold for them. Worldwide natural disasters and manmade problems seem to be proliferating with no easing up or solutions in sight. It may just be possible for mankind to overcome its economic woes, resource shortages and rebuild earthquake damage, etc, but a prospective World War 3, starting in the Middle East, has the potential to practically wipe us out and pollute large areas of the earth.
A lot of people do not want to be concerned about the future, it's hard enough just to get by without any extra worry and it is right that we must carry on doing what we have to for survival. Those whom God has called for a specific task must continue to do it and we all need to plan and provide for the future as though things will continue as usual. It is a mistake to sell up and withdraw to a hideout, as many failed doomsday proponents have shown.
However, 'You, My friends are not in the dark' about end times events. 'It is 'While they are saying: All is peaceful - sudden destruction will come upon them'. 1 Thess. 5:3-4
'My friends'- those who love the Lord and keep His commandments. Luke 21:34-36
'they'- godless people, who don't know that God Himself will act against them. Micah 4:12
The Bible [and the Apocrypha] have a very large amount of unfulfilled prophecy, that is not there for no reason; God expects us to take note of what He has told us through His prophets. Because so many incorrect ideas and notions about what God has planned abound in the church and in the secular world, it is difficult for us to overcome them and just simply believe the literal words of the prophets. Excepting for the obvious allegories, which are used to describe events and scenes unknown in their time.
As 2016, is the last year of the decreed exile of the House of Israel, [the Christian beievers] soon the many promises of the redemption and restoration for all the Lord's people can take place. With the current world situation as it is, then we must expect some dramatic events to occur to enable that to happen. The Lord had told us, through the ancient prophets, what this will be - in over 100 prophecies, of the great and terrible day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, a judgement of fire that destroys His enemies. We are clearly informed of the nature and extent of this event, it will be a gigantic fireball emitted from the sun - a coronal mass ejection of superheated particles that will envelope the earth and cause all the graphically prophesied disasters. But there will be plenty of survivors, just a matter of staying under shelter until the CME passes.
The fulfilment of the Lord's day of vengeance and wrath is 'the Elephant in the Room', the event that 'comes like a thief', but we who 'are His friends'can and should know of what the Lord has planned for His creation.
2015/2016 is 2730 years, that is 390 X 7, after 718/717 BC - the exile of Israel. [plus 2 for the total of elapsed years]
We who trust in the Lord and are Bible believers can and should know what He has planned for our future. Paul says: 1 Thessalonians 5:4You; friends are not in the dark, that Day will not come upon you like a thief. Revelation 1:1 The Lord has revealed His plans to His servants.
We believe that God's Word is inerrant and complete as presented to us in the Holy Scriptures, therefore it is not right to ignore parts of it, or to say: that must have already happened, and: that does not apply to us, excepting for the obvious.
To hold onto beliefs that do not have solid Bible support, like looking to the Return of Jesus as the next event, or a 'rapture' out of this world, is a serious error and may result in some disadvantage for you. The attitude of "I trust in the Lord for protection" is correct, but barely adequate when He has given us so much warning and information. The actual end times events will surprise and shock those who didn't bother to gain understanding, even though they will dramatically affect everyone.
The unfortunate part about not knowing our future, is that we miss out on the anticipation of the wonderful and amazing promises that the Lord has made to His people, those who keep His Laws and honour and praise their Creator.
Now, there is a great proliferation of end times misinformation, books, movies, internet, etc. Hopefully people can see through the commercialization and profit making opportunities of these times. But, the biggest problems for church goers is the lack of preaching about prophecy and the adherence to inadequate Bible translations. How can we properly understand something written 400 years ago? So many Bibles have, at best a translators bias and at worst actual changes to suit certain doctrines.
People quote Matthew 24:36 ...no one knows the day or hour... omitting the full quote, that is; verse 35-36 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will never pass away.Yet about THAT Day and hour no one knows... Then Jesus goes on to talk about His Return - an event we definitely can know, it being exactly 1260 days after the Anti Christ desecrates the Temple. The verses that explain Matthew 24:35-36 belong at the time of the end of the Millennium, as Revelation 20:11 says: heaven and earth will flee... at the Great White Throne Judgement.
Why has God given us so many end time prophecies if we can only know afterwards?
To say that it is impossible to know the timing of soon to happen prophesied events, results in a contradiction of Scripture, as several prophets say that we can know God's plans. Psalm 25:14, Isaiah 46:10, Isaiah 48:16, Amos 3:7, 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 1:1
Luke 22:34-36 Be on your guard, do not let your minds be dulled by worldly cares, so that the great Day catches you by surprise, like a trap, for that Day will come on everyone, the whole world over. Be alert and pray for strength to pass safely through all that is coming and to be able to stand before Jesus. [at His Return]
This Bible passage is not about the Day of the Return, but the great Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, a worldwide fire judgement, the next prophesied event.
We are actually given time periods, figures that many people have grappled with and always come up with incorrect results, because up until now, God has not wanted mankind to know. Now, as we near the 'two days' / 2000 years of the church age,
[Luke13:32, Psalm 90:4] it may be that this will come to pass; Daniel 12:10 ...the wise will understand.
Isaiah 34:1-4 Approach you nations and listen, let all the earth attend to this warning. For the Lord's anger is against all the nations, His wrath and fury is against all their armed forces, they are given over to slaughter and destruction. Their slain will be thrown out, they will stink and their blood will cover the hills. [On that Day] The sky will roll up like a scroll, the heavens will crumble into nothing and their starry host shall fall down, like ripe fruit from a fig tree.
Isaiah 34:5-8 For My sword is prepared in heaven, it descends in judgement upon Edom, on those doomed for destruction. The Lord has a sword bathed in blood, ready to descend on the sheepfold and upon all ungodly nations. For there will be a Day of vengeance, a time of retribution to uphold the cause of His people.
Psalm 46:8-9Come, see what the Lord has done, the astounding deeds He has performed on earth. In every part of the world, He puts an end to war, He breaks the bow, He snaps the spear and burns the shields in the fire.
Psalm 76:3 He has broken the flashing arrows and all weapons of war. [flashing arrows - a military metaphor for a nuclear weapon. All will be destroyed or neutralised.]
Although these prophecies have usually been thought to happen at the Return of Jesus, the description of the 'sky rolling up like a scroll', matches exactly with the Sixth Seal. Revelation 6:12-17 That punishment - the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, the forthcoming fire judgement, is what we now expect, soon, as the fulfilment of Psalm 83. As actual stars are too big and too far away, perhaps the 'starry host' referred to are our satellites? [Nat. Geo. Oct 1990, p96: 'The 1989 solar flare pushed satellites into lower orbits'.]
Isaiah 35:3-4 Hold yourself upright and be strong, fear not, for your God comes to save you with His vengeance and retribution. Psalm 118:14
Isaiah 30:27-28 See the Lord comes from afar, His anger blazing and His doom heavy. Like a devouring fire, He sieves the nations for destruction. V 26 The sun will shine seven times brighter, as 7 days in one, on that Day, when He saves and heals His people.
Isaiah 63:1-6 Who is this, coming from Edom, from Bozrah [the sheepfold] with His garments splashed in blood? I trampled the winepress of the nations in My fury, for I had resolved on a Day of vengeance and the time for redeeming My own had come. Revelation 14:18-20, Joel 3:13
Revelation 7:1-3 After that, [the Sixth Seal judgement] I saw angels holding back any further punishments until the mark of God was set upon the foreheads of His servants. Isaiah 49:6 Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
We can see from the verses above, the terrible fire judgement, a CME sunstrike, that the Lord will use to punish His enemies and destroy their armies, is followed by the redemption and deliverance of His Christian people. They will be gathered and settled into the Promised Land. The Lord will 'pour His spirit upon them' and make a new Covenant with them. There they will live as God originally intended, being a 'light to the nations' and sending out 144,000 missionaries to proclaim the coming Kingdom of Jesus. Isa. 66:19 8
The Earth will Burn 2 Peter 3:10, Isaiah 66:15-16, Zeph. 3:8, Isaiah 33:10-12
In ancient times, God promised to Noah that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood. Genesis 9:11 But we see in Deuteronomy 32:34-35 & 22, God has kept in His storehouse a judgement of fire prepared and ready for His Day of vengeance. As we are once again ‘as in the days of Noah’, this terrible and devastating Day of fires, storms and earthquakes will soon strike the world, it will be the next prophesied event that will lead up to the Return of Jesus for His Millennial reign.
Psalm 46:1-11 The Lord is our refuge and stronghold, He will help us in trouble, so we are not afraid when the earth is shaking and the mountains move; when the waves of the sea roar and the earth is quaking before the Lords majesty. Nations are in an uproar and kingdoms fall when the Lord thunders; the earth burns.
Come and see what the Lord has done, the desolation He has brought on the earth. He makes wars to cease throughout the world, He breaks the bow, snaps the spear and burns the chariots in the fire.
There is a river whose flow brings joy to the city of God, the holy Place of the Most High. The Lord is within her, she will not be overthrown and at the break of Day, He will come to her aid.
Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations and revered throughout the world. The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our Rock.
This describes how the Lord will judge and punish the nations and ‘the desolation He will bring to the earth’. He will destroy all weapons of war and military forces will be neutralized or wiped out, but the Lord promises ‘to be a refuge’ to His people, when at the ‘break of day, the sea roars, the earth quakes and burns’. It is His great Day of vengeance and wrath, a massive CME sunstrike that will bring about all the effects described. We are warned to be prepared for that terrible Day, but our only true protection will be our faith and trust in the Lord. Isaiah 30:26, Malachi 4:1-3
Isaiah 9:18-19 The ungodly will be set ablaze, as a fire that consumes briars and thorns. It sets the forests on fire and all is wrapped in a pall of smoke. The land is scorched by the fury of the Lord and the people will be fuel for the fire. Ezekiel 21:1-7, Ezekiel 30:1-5, Romans 1:18
Psalm 50:3-5 The Lord is coming and will not remain silent. A consuming fire runs ahead of Him and all around a great storm rages. He calls to the heavens above and the earth below, that He may judge His people. Ezekiel 20:34-36.
Gather to Me, My loyal servants, those who have made a Covenant with Me by sacrifice. Revelation 79 Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
This is not the Return of Jesus in His glory, that cannot happen until the Anti-Christ is revealed. 2 Thess. 2:3 It will be the Lord’s judgement and punishment of the nations, Hab. 3:12 and all the world will be affected. It will be triggered by an attack on the State of Israel by an Islamic confederation. Psalm 83, Micah 4:11-12
The Lord’s people will be judged, Jeremiah 46:27-28 and those who are His ‘loyal servants’, true Christians, will be protected Acts 2:21, Joel 3:16, Psalm 37:9, Zephaniah 2:3, 2 Thess.1:6-10
Isaiah 10:1-4 Woe betide you who enact unjust laws and draft oppressive edicts, depriving the poor of justice and robbing My people of their rights. What will you do, when called to account, when devastation from afar confronts you? Where will you hide your riches and leave your children? Nothing will remain, but that you cringe among the captives or fall with the slain.
Isaiah 9:16-17 Those who guide My people have led them astray and those who follow them are deluded. Therefore the Lord will show no mercy to the youths or pity the widows and fatherless. They are a nation of godless evildoers, everyone speaks impiety. For all this, His anger has not abated.
Isaiah 9:18-19 The ungodly are set ablaze, like a fire it consumes the briars and thorns. It sets the forests ablaze and all is wrapped in a pall of smoke. The land is scorched by the fury of the Lord and the people will be fuel for the fire.
Isaiah 8:9-10 Take note you nations: You will be shattered. Listen all you distant parts of the earth, arm yourselves and be defeated, prepare for battle and be shattered. Devise your plans, but they will be foiled, prepare what you will, but it will not be carried out.
Isaiah 10:17-19 The Light of Israel will be become a fire, their Holy One, a flame - which in one Day will burn up and consume His thorns and briars. The beauty of the forests and pastures will be suddenly devastated and only a remnant will remain.
Isaiah 13:9-13 The Day of the Lord is coming, that cruel Day of wrath and fierce anger, a Day of darkness to reduce the earth to a desolation and to destroy the wicked there. The Lord will punish the world for its evil, the wicked and proud peoples will be cut down. Humans will be as scarce as gold, as rare as the gold of Ophir. The sky will tear apart and the earth will be moved from its place at the wrath of the Lord Almighty, on the Day of His blazing anger.
Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
These Bible prophecies say it all, how the unjust and godless peoples will be brought to account and how the 'thorns and briars', that is: those who despise Israel and attack them, will be punished. Ezekiel 28:24, Jeremiah 12:14
This will be carried out by the means of a terrible fire judgement - a coronal mass ejection from the sun: 'tearing apart the sky'. Isaiah 34:4, Malachi 4:1 that will 'reduce the earth to desolation', and 'cut down all the proud and wicked peoples'. Their plans against the Lord's people will not be carried out. Deut. 32:22&34-35, Psalm 83:1-18, Psalm 7:12-16
But, after this sudden and shocking event, those who love the Lord and keep His commandments, all true Christians have His amazing promises of redemption and the restoration of the Holy Land, where they will gather and live in peace and prosperity. Ezekiel 36:8, Jeremiah 33:12-13, Isaiah 66:12-13, Joel 2:21-24
Is the Day the Lord 'tears apart the sky and reduces the earth to desolation', the same day of the Return in glory? No, these scriptures do not match with that event, this happens first in order to fulfil God's promises to the Patriarchs, Psalm 105:5-10, and for His people to prepare for the coming Millennium Kingdom.
It should be obvious to everyone on earth with access to news information that some kind of cataclysmic event will probably occur in the near future. The lessons of history, the population explosion, natural disasters and the preparedness of nations for war are all dire warning signs for us. But we who study the Bible can, and should know what the prophets tell us about the end of this age. Amos 3:7
The Book of Revelation tells us about a sequence of terrible events called the Seal, Trumpet and Bowl judgements and we note that the Sixth Seal is referred to as 'the great Day of the Lord's wrath'. Then the Seventh Seal is a time gap in heaven of 'about a ½ hour'. This calculates from 25 to 15 years of earth time, using the one day in heaven = 1000 years on earth formula. After that begins the Great Tribulation of the Trumpets and Bowls, then 1260 days later, comes the Return of Jesus.
Therefore, the sixth seal is the event that the Lord intends to use in order to punish the nations, who at present conspire to annihilate Israel. Their attack and its consequences are prophesied in Psalm 83 and Micah 4:11-12. Prophecies that parallel the sixth seal are; Isaiah 34:4 'the sky rolled up like a scroll', Isaiah 2:21 'hide in caves,etc', Zeph.1:14 'The Day of the Lords wrath, a Day of doom and disaster', then in Amos 1 - it says how the Lord will send fire to destroy the Ishmaelite peoples [those mentioned in Psalm 83] for all their crimes. There are over 70 verses in the Bible that speak of a forthcoming fire judgement and most of them state clearly that it is the Lord Himself who instigates this fire. Joel 1:15 & 19 'The Day of the Lord comes, a mighty destruction from the Almighty and fire has consumed the trees and pastures.
Habakkuk 3:12 Furiously, You traverse the earth, in anger, You trample on the nations.
Isa. 66:15-16 The Lord will judge with fire....He will test all mankind, many will be slain.
How He will do this, is told to us in Isaiah 30:26-28 where it is undeniably written about 'a devouring fire, from the Lord Himself', that is caused by 'the sun shining seven times stronger'. This must be coronal mass ejection; something that the earth has experienced in the past and is expected to happen again, that can have worldwide devastating consequences - a seemingly natural occurrence that will maintain the hidden-ness of the Lord. With this scenario in mind, many other prophecies make sense, passages like Ezekiel 20:47-48, about a fire in the Land, kindled by the Lord, and 2 Peter 3:10, where Peter says: 'The Day of the Lord will come like a thief, the Day the heavens disappear and flames bring all the earth to judgement'. Psalm 18:7-15
The four best passages that describe the Return of Jesus in His glory, to commence His Millennial reign and visible to all, NOT as a thief and unexpectedly, are; Zechariah 14:3-15, Matthew 24:27-30, Matthew 25:31-46, Revelation 19:11-19. We are told that on that Day; 'the Great Day of the Sovereign Lord', Rev. 16:14, there will be an earthquake in Jerusalem and that Jesus will destroy the attacking army of the Anti- Christ by the sword of His Word. He then gathers His elect from around the earth and commences His Millennium reign. These four descriptions do not mention a worldwide fire judgement and as the world will have just experienced the Great Tribulation, for that judgement to occur at the same time as the Return, seems hardly necessary and quite illogical.
1 John 2:18-19 Children, this is the last hour! You have been told that an anti Christ will come. Well, many anti Christ's have already appeared, proof that this indeed is the last hour. Those ungodly people who do not belong with us, if they did, they would have joined us. They make it clear that they follow different gods. Luke 21:8
1 John 2:20-25 But, you who have been anointed by the Holy One are not ignorant of the truth and because of the knowledge of what I have written to you, you know that lies never come from the truth. Anyone who denies that Jesus is the Christ is a liar. They are anti Christ's, for by doing so, they deny both the Son and the Father. Therefore, you must keep hold of what you have been taught, keep the truth within you and you will dwell both in the Son and the Father. This is the promise that He gave us, the promise of eternal life. Titus 1:2
Jude 1:4-5 Some people have wormed their way into the fellowship, they are enemies of the true faith, they disown Jesus Christ, our Lord. They are marked for the sentence they will receive. I remind you that the Lord delivered His people out of their bondage in Egypt, then destroyed the unbelievers. Ezekiel 20:38, Romans 1:24
Jude 1:7-10 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah gave themselves up to unnatural lusts and in fire they paid the penalty. They serve as an example and a warning to all. Now, these deluded dreamers continue to defile their own bodies, to reject authority and to insult the celestial beings. These people pour abuse on what they do not understand and what they do believe will prove to be their undoing.
Jude 1:11-13 Alas for them, they have followed the ways of Cain, for profit, they have made Balaam's error, they have rebelled like Korah and they will share the fate of them. This type of person is a danger to your fellowship and as shepherds, they take care only of themselves. They are like clouds without rain, trees without fruit, like wild sea waves foaming with disgraceful deeds and the place reserved for them is the blackest darkness forever.
Jude 1:14-16 It was against these godless people that Enoch prophesied: I saw the Lord coming with His angels, to bring all mankind to judgement and to convict the godless of every word and deed against Him, sinners that they are.
Jude 1:17-23 But you, my friends, remember that the Apostles said: In the final age there will be those who mock at religion and follow their own ungodly lusts. So you must build yourselves up in faith and pray in the power of the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God and look forward to the Day when the Lord Jesus brings you into eternal life. Be merciful and help those who doubt and save those who you can from the fiery judgement. But keep your distance from those who will not change their ways. 2 Peter 3:3-7
Hebrews 10:24-27 Let us try to help each other toward love and good deeds. We should keep up contact and dialogue to encourage one another, especially as we now see the Day of the Lord getting close. For if we deliberately persist in sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there can be no further atonement, but only a terrifying expectation of a raging fire that will consume God's enemies.
Reference: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
The State of Israel will not undertake a pre emptive strike on Iran, because it is too late now - Iran has placed most of its nuclear facilities deep underground. Also, any military action will trigger a quick response from Iran and its proxies in Gaza, Lebanon and Syria, causing unacceptable damage and loss of life in Israel. America, too, would come under attack from sleeper agents and offshore missile ships, etc.
As prophecy tells us, it will be Iran that makes the first move- Isaiah 21:2b... 'Advance Elam, up Media to the siege! Do not hesitate! And - Isaiah 22:6 'Elam took up the quiver'... [Elam and Media = Persia/Iran.]
Who thinks that the Lord will allow a nuclear explosion in the Holy Land? This cannot and will not happen, many prophecies say how all weapons and military powers will be destroyed on the great and terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath. Jeremiah 49:35, Jeremiah 50:25, Psalm 76:3, Psalm 46:9, Amos 5:9
Psalm 37:13 The Lord laughs at the wicked, He sees their Day of judgement coming.
Deuteronomy 32:22 & 34-35 Fire blazes by My anger, it burns to the depths of hell, it devours earth and its harvest, the flames reach the very depths of the mountains. I have in My storehouse, waiting for the Day of punishment and vengeance, when My enemies foot slips, for the Day of their downfall is near, their doom is at hand.
Note, that the microwave effect of this massive CME sunstrike will penetrate 'to the depth of the mountains'. The 'foot slip'- mistake, that the enemies make, is to 'prepare their weapons, tipped with fire', and that will be the moment of their destruction:
Psalm 7:12-16 The enemy prepares his weapons, but their deadly shafts tipped with fire will recoil against themselves. They have dug a deep pit, but they will fall into it and their violence rebounds upon their own heads.Habakkuk 3:14, Micah 5:15
Proverbs 16:4-5 The Lord has made everything for its own end, so He has made the wicked for a Day of calamity. One and all, the proud and arrogant are an abomination to Him. Depend upon it, an evildoer will not escape punishment.
Lamentations 3:61-66 Lord, You hear the bitter scorn and plotting of our enemies. Pay them as they deserve for their taunts and threats. Show them how little You regard them, pursue them in anger and wipe them out from beneath Your heavens.
Isaiah 34:1-8 Attend to this warning, all you peoples! For the Lord's anger is against all the nations and His wrath upon all their military might. He has given them over to slaughter and destruction. All their dead will cover the ground, the corpses and blood will stink. On that Day, My sword will appear in heaven and the sky will roll up like a scroll. Rev. 6:14 My sword, covered in blood will descend on peoples doomed for destruction, upon Bozrah [the sheepfold] and Edom.[the ungodly nations] For the Lord has a Day of vengeance, a time of retribution to uphold Zion's cause. 2 Peter 3:10, Isaiah 66:15-16, Habakkuk 3:12, Zephaniah 1:14-18
Nahum 1:2-8 The Lord is a jealous God, a God of vengeance against His adversaries. He will not let the guilty go unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, the earth is in tumult before Him, the world and all who live on it. Who can stand before His wrath? His rage pours out like fire, He makes an end to all who oppose Him. But, the Lord is a sure protection for those who make Him their refuge. Reference: REB. Some verses abridged.
Events now unfolding in the Middle East are rapidly bringing closer the apocalyptic scenario as predicted in more that 100 prophetic scriptures, mainly: Psalm 83, Joel 3:1-3 Isaiah 2:12-21, Isaiah 66:15-16, Jeremiah 4:23-28, Ezekiel 21:1-7, Micah 4:11-12, Zephaniah 1:14-18, 2 Peter 3:10, Revelation 6:12-17
As described, the Lord Himself intervenes and delivers Israel from a massive attack from the Islamic confederation, by the means of a seemingly natural event - a coronal mass ejection that is accurately portrayed by Isaiah 30:25-30 and Malachi 4:1-3
Psalm 83 begins by describing a united conspiracy against Israel. Their aim is total annihilation of the Jewish State of Israel, to occupy all the Land and to wipe out any remembrance of them. Although each of the tribal groups mentioned is a historic enemy of Israel and has fought against them on various occasions, there is no record that they ever joined in such an alliance. All of the modern nations who are descendants of the peoples mentioned in Psalm 83, are currently obsessed with an Islamic inspired determination to completely eliminate the Jewish State of Israel.
Psalm 81:13-15O that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways! I would soon subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their adversaries. The haters of the Lord pretend submission to Him, but their fate will endure forever.
Verse 15 tells of a people who hate God [Y'hovah] when they think in their minds that they submit to Him. The word Muslims, means submitters to their God. [Allah]
So then, when we read in Psalm 83:2 "For your enemies raise an uproar, those who hateyou hold their heads high", it is saying that the enemies mentioned, are those who believe they submit to God, but in reality are full of religious pride and are in fact haters of the true God.
Psalm 83:18 So let it be known that You, whose name is Y'hovah are alone the Most High over all the earth.
The reason that God will make Israel to be so powerfully victorious in this coming attack, is to witness to all unbelievers, especially the Ishmaelite peoples, who will then recognise the true religion and Islam will be discredited.
The writer of Psalm 83, the prophet Asaph, prays that Israel's current enemies will be just as soundly defeated as were the Midianites, etc, when their armies were scattered and their leaders executed. Judges 7:25 When this prayer is answered, the holy Land will be a much bigger country, including all the area given by God to Abraham. Ezekiel 47:13-23 It will become the new nation of Beulah. Isaiah 62:1-5
There will be a terrible loss of life, as well as large numbers of refugees, who will flee from all the Middle East countries. But a holy remnant will survive in Jerusalem. After the Land is cleaned and regenerated, then the descendants of Jacob, including those grafted in, all true Christian peoples, will be motivated to emigrate to the holy Land. There, they will be an example to the world of how all should live and 144,000 of them will go out to all peoples and preach the coming Kingdom of Jesus. Isaiah 66:19, Isaiah 49:6
Like most churches throughout history, churches today compromise on what is taught to their flocks, preferring teachers who rationalise, allegorise, spiritualise or simply ignore the prophetic scriptures. The church that believes Bible prophecies concerning the last days can only be understood allegorically or that prophecy is anything less than factual, is easy prey for Satan's craftiness.
Satan, the great counterfeiter, deceives with half truths, often using scripture out of context, as he did with Jesus in the wilderness temptations. The same will be true with churches that say: yes these passages are literal, but they have no application to us, because they are trusting in the false assurance that they will be raptured away before those events occur. Once such people realise their great mistake, it will be too late to avoid the persecution of the Anti Christ. True believers in those churches will not lose their salvation, but they will endure suffering from which faithfulness to God and His Word, would have protected them. Thus genuine believers in the compromising churches may have to go through what Jesus described in His Olivet Discourse as the 'Great Tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world.'
It is within the context of the Tribulation that Jesus warns the Thyatiran and Laodicean church leaders- Rev 2:20-22 You tolerate Jezebel, whose teaching lures My servants into false beliefs, she refuses to repent, so I will throw her onto a bed of pain and those who commit [spiritual]adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they renounce what she is doing.
So those teachers who have misled Christians by not properly discerning the Word, will be punished and their flock won't lose their salvation, but may be subject to Tribulation.
James 3:1 & Romans 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10
On the other hand, believers who are spiritually prepared, faithful peoples, can look forward to the fulfilment of God's great promises to His people. Promises of protection during the next prophesied event - the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, and then the great gathering into the new country of Beulah. Isaiah 62:1-5, Jeremiah 30, Ezekiel 36, Zephaniah 3:19-20, Malachi 4:1-6, Hosea 14:4-9 It is those people who welcome Jesus at His Return with the shout: 'Blessed is He who comes in the Name of Y'hovah'.
Genesis 18:17-19 ....I shall not conceal from Abraham what I am about to do, because he must tell his descendants what is just and right.
Just as the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is used as an example of the terrible Day of the Lord, that will strike all the earth, so God has warned us to take care to discern His Word, in order that we may tell our children to keep the Way of the Lord and to be aware of His plans for this end time. Jeremiah 23:14
2 Peter 3:10-12 The Day of the Lord will come unexpectedly. On that Day, the heavens will disappear with a great noise, great flames of fire will bring all the earth into judgement. Since all things will be tested in this manner, think what sort of people you must be, what devout and dedicated lives you should live!
This Scripture does not match with the descriptions of the glorious Return of Jesus and cannot be soon after the Return, as many prophecies clearly state that He will not be seen during this forthcoming fire judgement. Neither does it fit will the New Earth of Revelation 21. Ref: REB, NIV, KJV verses abridged.
Jeremiah 23:1-2 Woe betide those shepherds who let My flock be scattered and lost. You have not watched over them, but I am watching you to punish you for your misdeeds. James 3:1, Ezekiel 34:7-10, Jeremiah 16:17, Jeremiah 10:21
Jeremiah 23:3-4 I, Myself will gather the remnant of My sheep from all the lands to which I have dispersed them. I shall bring them back to their own Land, where they will be fruitful and increase. I will appoint shepherds, who will tend them and they will live in peace and security. This is the second Exodus, the gathering and resettling of those of His Christian people who are protected during this forthcoming fire judgement. The Lord will raise up righteous leaders for them. The Land will be fruitful and He will protect them from enemies. Ezekiel 36:8, Ezekiel 38:8b-9, Zechariah 10:8-10
Jeremiah 23:5-6 The days are coming when a Righteous Branch will come from David's line, a wise King, who will maintain justice. Judah and Israel will be kept safe and will live undisturbed in the Land. The 'days are coming', verses 5-6 may refer to a later period, the Millennium reign of Jesus. Micah 5:4-5a, Psalm 93
Jeremiah 23:7-8 Therefore, the time is coming when people will no longer praise Y'hovah for bringing His people out of Egypt, but praise Him for gathering the descendants of the Israelites back from all the lands where He had dispersed them. They will again live on their own soil.
'Therefore the time is coming'means - therefore, before the Millennium the Lord will instigate the gathering of His people, all the true Christian believers into their inheritance. Ezekiel 34:11-31, Isaiah 61:3-11
Jeremiah 23:9-15 Of the prophets: I am weak because of the Lord's Holy Words. For now, the Land is full of godless people, prophet and priest alike are godless and I see their evil deeds. I see things most horrible, adulterers and hypocrites, to Me all the inhabitants of Jerusalem are like Sodom and Gomorrah. Therefore, I shall bring disaster upon them on the Day of Reckoning. Eze. 22:26-28, Jer. 14:14-16, Jer. 10:13-14
Jeremiah 23:16-17 Do not listen to what the so called prophets say, those who buoy you up with false hopes and give voice to their own fancies. It is not the Lord's Words that they speak. They say to all who follow their false teachings: prosperity will be yours and no harm will befall you. Prosperity theology and the rapture to heaven theory are the fancies and mistaken beliefs of many Christians today. Isaiah 50:10-11, Ezekiel 13:1-16, Jeremiah 6:13-15, 2 Timothy 4:3-4
Jeremiah 23:18 For which of them have stood in the counsel of the Lord and received His Word and taken heed of it, with obedience? Psalm 74:9 A serious indictment against those end time preachers, scholars and authors, who fail to properly discern and understand the prophetic Word, yet they promulgate and make money from their own theories, ideas and incorrect teachings. Psalm 50:16-19, Isaiah 30:10, Micah 3:5-7
Jeremiah 23:19 See what a scorching wind goes out from the Lord, a furious whirlwind, that whirls around the heads of the wicked. A 'scorching wind, a furious whirlwind', another description that fits a coronal mass ejection, the fire judgement that the Lord will use on His Day of vengeance and wrath. Psalm 18:7-18, Malachi 4:1
Jeremiah 23:20 The Lord's anger will not be turned aside until He has fully accomplished His purposes. In days to come, you will truly understand. Hosea 14:9, 2 Peter 1:19
Jeremiah 23:21-22 I did not send these prophets, yet they go out with a message that is false. If only they proclaim My true message to My people and turn them from their evil ways!
Jeremiah 23:23-24 Am I a God near at hand only - do I not fill heaven and earth? Can anyone hide in some secret place and I not see them? Amos 9:1
Jeremiah 23:25-40 An indictment upon false teachers and prophets. Jer. 5:30-31, James 3:1
Deuteronomy 32:28-29 You are a people devoid of understanding. If only you had the wisdom to discern what your end will be!
Psalm 79:1-4 The heathen have invaded Your domain, Lord - they have defiled Your Holy Place and ruined Your Land. Your servants have been killed and evicted from Jerusalem. Now we suffer the taunts of our neighbours and the threats of those around us.
Psalm 79:5-7 Lord: You are roused to a fury, Your indignation blazes like a fire. Pour out Your wrath onto the nations that do not acknowledge You, those peoples that deny Your existence, for they have taken over the heritage of Jacob.
Psalm 79:8-10 Do not remember against Your people the guilt of past generations, rather let Your compassion come swiftly to meet us, for now we are brought so low. Help us, God our saviour for the honour of Your Name. For Your Name's sake rescue us and wipe out our sins. Why should the nations ask: Where is their God? May we see Your vengeance for their treatment of Your servants.
Psalm 79:11-13 Let the supplications of Your exiled people reach Your presence and in Your great might save those who are dead in the spirit. Ezekiel 37:13-14
Turn back sevenfold onto their own heads the contempt the godless nations pour upon You. Then: we, Your people - the flock which You shepherd will give You thanks forever and praise You to all generations. Your people: Christians: John 10:14
'The heathen have invaded Your domain'- Almost all the current inhabitants of the Holy Land; that is: Greater Israel, are atheistic, apostate or false religion worshippers. Isaiah 20:30-32, Psalm 52:1-5
'neighbours have taken over the heritage of Jacob' Now the heritage of all true Christians. Jeremiah 12:14, Ezekiel 21:13-14
'Your indignation blazes like fire' - The many prophesied punishment by fire that the Lord will bring upon the world, but especially devastating the Middle East. 2 Peter 3:7, Ezekiel 30:2-5, Amos 1:3-15
'onto their own heads'- The weapons prepared by the nations who attack the State of Israel, will 'recoil upon themselves'. Psalm 7:12-15, Obadiah 1:15, Joel 3:4
'Your people, the flock which You shepherd', Righteous Christian Israelites, protected, saved and back living in their heritage, the holy Land. Ezekiel 34:11-31, Isaiah 35:1-10, Revelation 7:9
Psalm 79 is another example of How the Lord will act when the Islamic confederation commences their attack on the State of Israel. It will be the literal fulfilment of the many prophecies of a terrible punishment by fire, earthquakes, storms and tsunamis upon the nations, an event instigated by the Lord, but He is not seen at this time, so it can be thought of as a natural disaster by the secular peoples. It is the sudden and shocking Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, that will virtually depopulate all the area given to Abraham, nearly four thousand years ago.
This will allow the gathering and settling of the true Christian Israelites - natural and grafted in, to live in the Holy land. The rest of the world will form a One World Government, as nations will cede their sovereignty because of this disaster. At least 7 years later, the Lord Jesus will Return for His Millennium reign.
Jeremiah 6:8-15 Be instructed, Jerusalem [Judah], or your God will depart from you and will devastate the Land. Isaiah 22:11-14
The Lord says: Glean like a vine the remnant of Israel, one last time, like the vine dresser – pass your hand over the branches. Isaiah 5:5-7
To whom shall I speak and give warning? Who will hear me? Their ears are blocked, they are incapable of listening. They treat the Lord’s Word as a reproach, it has no appeal for them. Ezekiel 22:26-31
But I am full of the anger of the Lord, I cannot hold it back. Isaiah 63:1-6 I must pour it out onto all the people of the Land. Their houses will be given to others.
For all the leaders and people only consider themselves, their prophets and Rabbis are all frauds, every one of them. They fail to address the real problems of their people. They say: “All is well”. All well? Nothing is right and just. They ought to be ashamed because of their sinful practices, yet they have no sense of shame, therefore they will fall with a great crash and be brought low on the Day of My reckoning. Jeremiah 8:8, Ezekiel 33:25-26, Isaiah 6:11-13
Jeremiah 6:16-30 The Lord says: you should enquire about the Way that leads to righteousness. But they said: “We refuse”. Then I appointed watchmen – listen for the call they told them. But they said: “We refuse”. Therefore hear you nations and take note of the plight of these people. I am about to bring ruin upon them, for all their sinful ways and ignoring My instructions. Your sacrifices are not acceptable and your offerings do not please Me. Isaiah 22:14, Zephaniah 1:4-6, Matthew 24:41-42
Therefore the Lord says: I will set obstacles before this people, which will bring them to the ground, father, sons, friends and neighbours will all perish together. Jeremiah 10:18 A great host appears, like men arrayed for battle, against you; Zion.
News of their coming has reached us and our hands hang limp, agony grips us, pangs as of a woman in labour. Do not go outside, for the foe will smite you there, as terror is spread around the world. Mourn and wail as the despoiler comes upon us in an instant. Isaiah 10:17, Isaiah 29:5-6, Zech. 3:9
It is appointed to assay My people, testing their conduct, but they are all rebels, mischief makers and corrupt to a man. The bellows blow, the fire is ready. All types of metal in vain the refiner refines, but the impurities cannot be removed. Call them reject silver, for God has rejected them. Matthew 21:43 Ref: REB.
All of this prophecy in Jeremiah is telling us about the coming judgement/punishment by fire– the Lord’s Day of vengeance and wrath. This terrifying event will affect all the world, but especially the Middle East and all this prophecy applies specifically to Judah, the current inhabitants of part of the holy Land. Jeremiah 12:14, Ezekiel 20:46-48, Ezekiel 21:1-17
‘a great host appears, like men ready for battle’ This description, along with Joel 2:1-11, is an allegory of what will happen. These verses say how the Lord will act on His great Day of vengeance and wrath: Isaiah 63:1-6, Rev 6:12-17 A coronal mass ejection flash will ‘come in an instant’, seen in eight minutes, Isaiah 30:26, but the main mass of superheated hydrogen will take about 24 hours to travel to earth and ‘news of its coming will reach us’. ‘Do not go outside’, is obvious – get into shelter and stay there until it passes, Isaiah 26:20-21, ‘as terror is spread around the world,’ for at least 24hrs. Psalm 18:7-15, Isaiah 2:12-21, Zeph. 1:14-18, 2 Peter 3:7 Their houses will be given to others’. Ps. 69:33-36
Isaiah 26:11 Lord; Your hand is lifted high, let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them. The godless cannot see how You will protect Your people.
Isaiah 26:20-21Go My people, enter your rooms and shut the doors after you. Withdraw for a little while, until the Lord's wrath has passed. The Lord is coming from His dwelling place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their sins. Then the earth will show the blood shed on it and hide the slain no more.
Isaiah 25:9 On that Day, Your people will say: See, this is our God, we have waited for Him and He will deliver us, let us rejoice and exult in His deliverance.
Isaiah 25:1-3 Y'hovah, You are my God, I shall praise You, for You have done wonderful things - long planned, certain and sure. You have turned cities into heaps of rubble, their houses swept away - never to be rebuilt. For this, many a cruel nation is in awe of You.
Isaiah 26:16-19 In our distress, Lord, we sought You out, chastened by the whisper of Your rebuke. As a woman with child cries out in her pains, so were we because of You, Lord. Our labour has been in vain, we achieved nothing for Your Land or people. But Your dead will live, those long dead who lay in the earth, will rise again, they will arise and shout for joy.
Isaiah 25:4-5 Truly, You have been a refuge to the poor and needy in their distress, their shelter from the tempest, shade from the heat. For the attack of the godless gets them nowhere and You silence the uproar of our enemies.
Isaiah 26:15 Lord, You have enlarged the nation and won honour for Yourself. You have extended all the frontiers of this country.
Isaiah 26:1-2 On that Day this song will be sung in Judah; We have a strong city - Open the gates, let a righteous nation enter, a people who kept the faith.
Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged
'The Lord's hand of judgement is ready to strike, the fire reserved for Your enemies will consume them'. Isaiah 2:12-21, Malachi 4:1, Revelation 6:12-17 'for the attack of the godless gets them nowhere', The fulfilment of Psalm 83 & Micah 4:11-12
'Whole cities are destroyed and those killed lie unburied'. Amos 1:1-15, Ezekiel 29:8-9, Jeremiah 9:22, Ezekiel 21:4, Isaiah 17:1
But the Lord will 'be a refuge for His righteous people'. Psalm 62:5-8, Zephaniah 2:3 All who call upon His Name. Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21
..'shade from the heat', they'withdraw for a little while' - take shelter from the 'fire reserved for His enemies', a huge coronal mass ejection fireball, that will quickly pass. Isaiah 30:26-28, Proverbs 3:25-26, Zephaniah 2:3
Then 'a righteous nation enters' All the true Christian people from every tribe, race, nation and language. Matthew 21:43
They live in the new country of Beulah in peace and prosperity. Isaiah 62:1-5, Ezekiel 36:8, Jeremiah 31:10-14, Isaiah 27:6, Ezekiel 28:26 They fulfil their destiny to be'a light to the nations' and 'His witnesses to the world'. Isaiah 43:10-12, Isaiah 66:19
'Your dead will rise again'. This happens later, at the Return of Jesus. Revelation 20:4
Genesis 17:1-14 When Abraham was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him and said; Live always in My presence and be blameless, so that I may make a Covenant with you and give you many descendants. You will be the father of many nations, I will be your God and will maintain My Covenant with you and your descendants. As a possession for all time, I will give you all the Land of Canaan. The sign of our Covenant will be the circumcision of all the male members of your family.
Genesis 18:16-18 The Lord said: I will not conceal from Abraham what I am going to do, because he will become a great and powerful nation and all the other nations will wish to be blessed as they are blessed. Initally the nation of the Israelites, then with Jesus' Advent, every Christian believer is deemed to be 'children of Abraham. Galatians 3:26-29
Genesis 18:19 I have singled him out so that he will teach his sons and family after him to conform to the Way of the Lord and to do what is right and just. Then I will fulfil for him all that I have promised.
Genesis 18:20-33 Abrahams intervention for Sodom and Gomorrah, for the sake of ten righteous people, the Lord will not destroy them. [Obviously there were not even ten]
Genesis 19:12-28The two angels said to Lot: Get your kinfolk out of this place as we are going to destroy it. So Lot went out to his daughter's husbands and urged them to leave Sodom at once, but they did not take him seriously. He grabbed hold of the hands of his wife and two daughters and led them to safety outside the city. Then the Lord rained down fire and brimstone and destroyed all living things in those cities. Next morning, Abraham looked out and saw the smoke rising from the total destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Thus it was that the Lord took thought for His people and rescued Lot and his daughters.
Jeremiah 23:14 In Jerusalem, I see horrible things; adulterers and hypocrites. Evildoers are encouraged and no one turns away from sin. To Me, all her inhabitants are like those of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Jude 1:7 Remember Sodom and Gomorrah, they committed fornication and indulged in unnatural lusts, so with fire they paid the penalty as a warning for all.
2 Peter 2:6-8 God reduced Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes as an object lesson for the ungodly in future days. But He rescued Lot, a good man, distressed by the lawless society in which he lived. The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from their trials and to keep the godless until the Day of their punishment.
Eccl 8:5b One who is wise knows in his heart the right time and method for action.
Psalm 89:46 How long, Lord, will You hide Yourself from sight? How long will Your wrath blaze like fire?
Psalm 90:13-17 Lord: How long? Turn and show compassion to Your servants. Satisfy us at daybreak with Your love, that we may sing for joy. Grant us days of gladness for the years that You have humbled us, in our misfortune. May the favour of the Lord be upon us and our children and establish us firmly in all that we do. Reference; REB. Some verses abridged.
The reckless will lack an assured future, while the righteous will live by being faithful.
As for the person who is proud, arrogant and treacherous; they will not win in the end, because they are as greedy as the grave. The nations and peoples follow in this error, but surely they will face ridicule and those who have ill-gotten gains will be scorned. Their debtors will suddenly rise up and the creditors will become victims, instead.
Those who have shed blood and inflicted violence to cities and have plundered nations, now; the rest of the world will plunder you.
Woe betide those who seek unjust gain, their schemes will bring dishonour and put their lives at risk.
Woe betide those who build their lives on crime and lies. Those nations labour for a pittance and their peoples exhaust themselves for nothing.
Woe betide those who make others drink the outpouring of God’s wrath, they will be filled with shame when it is their turn to face judgement.
Woe to those who seek guidance from idols or divinators, they are useless and of no value.
The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth be silent in His presence.
Bible prophecy does tell us what will happen ‘at the appointed time’. James 5:7-11
The proud and arrogant peoples will be brought low. Psalm 5:5-6 While the godless face insecurity, those who discern the end times and understand the prophetic Word, will maintain their faith and live in quiet trust for a blessed future. Isaiah 30:15, Proverbs 3:5
The ‘cup of God’s wrath’, is symbolic of His anger. Jeremiah 25:15-38 In Noah’s day, God’s wrath came as a flood, but now we are told: the earth is reserved for burning…2 Peter 3:5-7 and in Deut. 32:22 & 34-35 I have sealed up in My storehouse, a fire, set ablaze by My anger, waiting the Day of punishment and vengeance. Psalm 50:3-6
It will be poured out upon all the world, Isaiah 2:12-21, Rev. 6:12-17, but especially onto the Middle East region. Psalm 83:1-8, Ezekiel 30:1-5, as the great and terrible Day of the Lord’s vengeance and wrath, a C.M.E. sunstrike, that will be a world changing event. Huge numbers will be killed, Jeremiah 9:22, Isaiah 66:16 and as the survivors recover, they will form a One World government. Daniel 7:23-24, Rev 17:12
Meanwhile, those who have kept their faith and trust in the Lord, Jer. 7:7-8, will be motivated to emigrate to the Holy Land, where they will settle and live peacefully. Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 107 Those who follow their own lusts and desires will ‘lack an assured future’, that is they may survive the forthcoming fire judgement, but must face the Great Tribulation. On the other hand, the righteous will live under the care and protection of the Lord. Amos 9:13-15, Isaiah 24:4, Jer. 33:12-13, Col. 1:11-12
The Shekinah Glory will return to the new Temple, in Jerusalem. Ezekiel 43:2 Then, after all that is prophesied for the last days, has taken place: Jesus will Return to reign for 1000 years.
1 Thessalonians 5:3-5 You friends, are not in the dark, that Day will not come upon you like a thief.You are children of the Light, of the day. We do not belong to night and darkness. But while they are saying: all is peaceful, all secure; then destruction is upon them, suddenly as the pangs that come upon a woman in childbirth and there will be no escape. 'You My friends'- Those who love Him and keep His commands, true Christians.
John 15:14-15 You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is about, I call you friends because I have disclosed to you everything that I heard from the Father.
'that Day, will come as a surprise'- Jesus quoted Isaiah 61:1-2a at the commencement of His ministry. He stopped at 'and a Day of vengeance of our God'. That therefore, must be the next prophesied event.
It is wrong to think 'that Day' is the Return of Jesus in His glory, for these main reasons;
1/ The situation will hardly be: 'all is peaceful', at the end of the Tribulation and with the Anti Christ's army coming to attack Jerusalem!
2/ The Return will not come 'as a thief', unexpectedly, because as anyone with a Bible can read that after the AC places his image in the Temple, it will be 1260 days, then the Return.
3/ As described to us in many prophecies, the Day of wrath is upon the nations:
Zephaniah 1:7 Keep silent in the presence of the Lord, for the Day of the Lord is near, the Lord has prepared a sacrifice and set apart those His has invited.
Isaiah 13:9 The Day of the Lord is coming, that cruel Day of wrath and fierce anger, to reduce the earth to a desolation and to destroy the wicked there.
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes, burning like a furnace, all the proud evildoers will be as stubble, that Day will set them ablaze leaving them neither root nor branch.
Revelation 6:17 For the great Day of their wrath has come and who can stand?
'like a thief'- That is, unexpectedly to all the godless peoples and to those who have ignored or failed to understand the prophetic warnings.
Revelation 3:3 If you do not wake up, you will not know the moment of My coming.
Revelation 16:15 See: I am coming unexpectedly. Happy is the one who stays awake and ready.
Isaiah 46:10 From the beginning I reveal the end, from ancient times what is yet to be.
'children of the light'-
1 Thess. 5:8 We Christians who belong in the light, must keep prepared and armed with salvation.
Isaiah 42:6 I have formed and destined you to be a light to the nations.....John 15:16, 1 Peter 2:9
'they say; all is peaceful, all secure'- The enemy nations prepare a surprise attack on Israel
Micah 4:12 They do not understand God's purposes, they are gathered like sheaves on the threshing floor.
Matthew 24:37-44As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be when the Son of Man comes. Then they ate, drank and married right up to the day Noah went into the ark. They knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes. Be ready, therefore, lest He comes when you are unprepared.
'suddenly destruction is upon them'- This is the Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, prophesied over 100 times in the Bible and accurately described as a CME sunstrike. Isaiah 30:26, Psalms 50 :1-3
Isaiah 47:8-11 Listen to this, you lovers of luxury, living carefree and thinking you will never be in mourning. Suddenly, in a single Day disaster will come upon you.
Jeremiah 25:32-33 The Lord says: Ruin spreads from nation to nation. A mighty tempest blows up and those whom the Lord has slain on that Day will lie scattered all over the world.
'there will be no escape'- Everyone will be affected, it will be a worldwide judgement. Luke 21:34-35
Romans 2:3 Do you imagine that you can escape the judgement of God?
Isaiah 2:19 They will creep into caves to hide when the Lord strikes the world with terror.
Revelation 6:16-17 Every person on earth called out: Hide us from the wrath of God and the Lamb'.
Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
Isaiah 3:1-7 The Lord is about to strip Judah of every prop and support. All of their leaders, generals, counsellors and prophesiers. I shall appoint inexperienced people to positions of authority. Oppressionand arrogance will stalk the Land. Isaiah 22:3 Watch for some kind of disaster to strike Israel's leaders. Micah 5:1b
Isaiah 3:8-9 Judah is brought low, for in word and deed, they defy the Lord. The look on their faces testifies against them. Like Sodom, they parade their sins. Woe betide them, they have earned the disaster that will strike them. Isa.22:4, Jer.17:1
Isaiah 3:10-11 Happy are the righteous. All goes well with them. Isaiah 26:7 Woe to the wicked,disaster is upon them. Isaiah 26:10, Hebrews 10:26-31
Isaiah 3:12 My people, those who guide you are leading you astray. Jeremiah 23:1-2 The Lord stands up to judge His people. He opens the indictment against the elders and leaders. It is you who have ruined My vineyard, you have crushed My people and oppressed the poor. Jeremiah 50:6
Isaiah 3:16-26 You women of Zion; I will take away your finery, instead of coifed hair,you will be bald. Isaiah 32:9-11 Your men will fall by the sword, in battle. Judah's defences are stripped bare, all support removed. Isaiah 22:8 On that Day, seven women will ask one man for help and support.
Isaiah 4:2 On that Day, the plant that the Lord has grown will become glorious in it's beauty and the Land will be fruitful, the pride of the survivors in the Land.
In other translations "plant' is rendered 'Branch' and assumed to refer to Jesus, but the "plant'', nurtured by the Lord are righteous Christian people.
Isaiah 4:3-6 Those who remain in Jerusalem, whose survival was decreed, will be called holy. Isaiah 29:4, Zechariah 13:7-9 When the Lord washes away the filth of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgement burning like fire, He will create a cloud by day and a flame by night over Mt Zion, to be a covering for shade and shelter.
This will be the same as the Lord did for ancient Israel, not as a visible Presence. Ezekiel 43:2
Isaiah 10:19 The Light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One, a flame, that in a single day will burn up and consume His enemies. Zechariah 3:9, Isaiah 17:12-14
The forests and pastures will suddenly be destroyed, only a few trees will remain.
Isaiah 10:23 On that Day, the remnant of Israel, the survivors of Jacob will set their allegiance solely on the Lord. [all Christians] A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob, will return to God, their strength. Israel, though you are as the sands of the sea - only a remnant will return. Isaiah 14:1-2 The Lord will carry out the destruction decreed upon the whole Land. Ezekiel 7:5-9, Isaiah 34:5
'Judah is brought low ', only a holy remnant saved. Then righteous Israel will return. These Bible passages tell of events soon to happen, the coming Day of the Lord's destruction in the Mid East. A 'single Day' of a fire judgement, a seemingly natural occurrence of a huge solar flare. His people- all Christians, including Messianic Jews will go on a second Exodus to the Promised Land, before the Return of Jesus. Jeremiah 49:4-5
Reference, REB, NIV, KJV, some verses abridged.
Deuteronomy 32:36-42 The Lord will judge His people and have compassion on His servants, for He will see that their strength has gone, all are affected. He will say: where are your false gods, those false idols in which you trusted? Let them be your protection! See now that I, Y'hovah, am HE - beside Me there is no other God. I hold the power of life and death. I swear: as I live forever that I will sharpen My flashing sword and set My hand to judgement to punish My enemies, then My vengeance will fall upon My foes. I shall make My arrows drunk with blood, My sword will devour flesh, the blood of the slain and the captives along with the enemy leaders.
Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice with His people, you nations, for the Lord will avenge the blood of His servants. He will take vengeance on His enemies and punish all those who hate Him and will cleanse His peoples Land. Jeremiah 12:14
Deuteronomy 33:1-5 This is the blessing that Moses pronounced on the Israelites before his death. The Lord came from Sinai, He appeared and shone out from the South. With Him were multitudes of His holy people,streaming along at His right hand. Truly, He loves His people and blesses His holy ones. They receive instruction, the Law that Moses gave us, as our possession for all Israel. Then, when all the tribal leaders assembled, a leader arose in the Land. Reference: Revised English Bible. Some verses abridged.
The Lord will judge his people- The Lord's people, now every true Christian: Romans 9:6-8, Galatians 3:26-29 Ezekiel 20:34-36 describes this event that occurs after the Israelites are gathered from their dispersion. Isaiah 10:20-22
their strength has gone - Isaiah 17:4-6 & 9 On that Day Israel [now the western nations] will lose her strength and prosperity. On that day, strong cities will be abandoned, like those of your enemies of old that were deserted at the Israelites approach. Cities will be uninhabitable - no food, power or water.
those false idols in which you trusted - people today put their faith in materialism, atheism or a 'rapture' out of trouble, etc. Micah 5:10-15
My vengeance will fall upon My foes - The great and terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, prophesied over 100 times in the Bible. It is the next action of the Lord on earth, which results in the 'cleansing of the Land'. By the means of His 'flashing sword ', a CME sunstrike.
the enemy leaders - As the enemy leaders prepare their weapons, Isaiah 21:2 - Elam & Media = Iran, 'they are swept away by a whirlwind'. Habakkuk 3:14, Psalm 83:13-17
The Lord appears to His people - The Lord's Right Hand, that is Jesus, [Psalm 110] will lead 'the multitude of His people', into the promised Land in the same way as He did for the ancient Israelites. 1 Corinthians 10:4, Jeremiah 31:8-9, Isaiah 49:8-11
they receive instruction - True prophets and priests will teach them the right Laws and the correct ordinances. Isaiah 66:21, Malachi 2:7 Then a leader arose - Proof that all this happens before the Return of Jesus for His Millennium reign. Jeremiah 30:21, Hosea 1:11
Psalm 97:1The Lord reigns, let all the earth rejoice. Righteousness and justice are the foundations of His throne.
Psalm 97:2-5 Cloud and thick mist enfolds Him. Fire goes ahead and consumes His enemies all around. His lightning flashes light up all the world and the earth quakes. Mountains melt like wax at His approach, the Lord, the Maker of all things.
Psalm 97:6-7 The heavens proclaim His righteousness and all the peoples look to His glory. Those who worship idols will be shamed - worship the Lord, all you gods!
Psalm 97:8-9 Zion hears and rejoices, all the towns of Judah are glad at your judgements. For You, are the Most High over all the earth.
Psalm 97:10-12 The Lord loves those who hate evil and He keeps His loyal servants safe. He rescues them from the power of the wicked. Light comes upon His people and joy comes to the upright in heart. Rejoice in your God, all you that are righteous and praise His Holy Name.
Psalm 97 is the story in a 'nutshell' of what the Lord plans to do in the immediate future of our world.
Verse 1 - reminds us of His Kingship and His just rule over His creation.
Verse 2-5 - Describes literally and accurately the next prophesied event, the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath. The Lord will use a seemingly natural disaster, a massive CME to destroy His enemies, those who are living in the Holy Land and those who conspire to attack the State of Israel. Psalm 83, Micah 4:11-12
Verse 6-7 - Tells how all the false religions and the idols of our modern age, will be put to shame.
Verse 8-9 All of that area, from the Sea, [Mediterranean] to the Great river, [Euphrates - Numbers 34:1-12] will be cleared and cleansed. Isaiah 66:15-16
Verse 10-12 The Lord will protect and rescue those 'who hate evil' and those 'who call on His Name'. Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21 His spirit will be sent upon them. Ezekiel 36:25-28, Isaiah 32:15
They will live in all of the holy Land, all of that area promised to the Patriarchs, in peace and prosperity. Isaiah 35:1-10, Ezekiel 34:11-31
Jesus is not present, as He will be later for His Millennial reign. This is clear from Ezekiel 34:30 Thus you will know that I, your God, am with you and that you are My people. And many other verses that make it clear that all this will happen before the Return.
Isaiah 6:11-13 I asked the Lord: How long? [Before the restoration of His people] He answered; Until the Land and cities are ruined and deserted, the houses unoccupied. The Lord will drive the population far away and the country will be one vast desolation. Even though a tenth of the people remain, they too, will be destroyed until only a stump remains, but that will become a holy seed.
The current population of the Holy Land will be decimated by the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath and of the remainder, only a remnant will survive, to 'become a holy seed' of the House of Judah. Their kinsmen: all Christian Israelites will then join them. Ezekiel 37:20-28 Ref; REB. Some verses abridged.
These scriptures from the prophet Jeremiah, are written to the Jewish people. As nothing like what is described has happened in their history as yet, then all this must be a future event.
Jeremiah 4:3-4 These are the Words of the Lord to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: Prepare the ground, do not sow among thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the service of the Lord, you people of Judah, dwellers in the Land. Or else the fire of My fury may blaze up and burn unquenched, because of your evil actions.
Jeremiah 4:5-9 Declare this in all Judah; blow the trumpet throughout the Land. Assemble into fortified areas, raise the signal- To Zion! Make for safety without delay, for disaster is approaching. The Destroyer of nations has risen from His lair, He is coming to devastate your Land, to make your cities waste and empty. Go into mourning, for the fierce anger of the Lord is not averted from us. On that Day, your leaders and officers will fail, your Rabbis and prophets will be shocked. Jeremiah 13:11
Jeremiah 4:11-13 At that time, the people of Jerusalem will be told: A scorching wind from the desert heights bears down upon My people. It is more than a breeze for winnowing. A wind too strong for this will come at My bidding and this will be a judgement on them. It comes like clouds advancing, a whirlwind and storms, like attacking cavalry and swifter than eagles. Woe! to us - for we are ruined. Jeremiah 13:24-25
Jeremiah 4:14-18 & 21 Jerusalem: cleanse your wrongdoings from your hearts and you may yet be saved. How long will you keep to your evil ways?
The news of this terrible event comes to us from the North. Tell the nations, proclaim the doom of Jerusalem. A great horde is coming from a distant place, shouting out against the cities of Judah. She is encircled by it because they have rebelled against their Maker. Their own ways and deeds have brought these things upon you, this is your punishment for your rebellion seated deep within you. How long must I warn them? But My people are foolish, they know nothing of Me, they lack understanding and know nothing of doing right.
Jeremiah 4:19-20 Oh how I writhe in anguish! I cannot keep silent, for I can hear the sounds of the battle cries. Crash follows crash and the whole Land goes down in ruin. Suddenly, it happens, in an instant - all is thrown down.
Jeremiah 4:29 At the sound of the approaching disaster, everyone is in flight, people crawl into the bushes and climb up the hills. Every town is deserted, no one lives there. Isaiah 22:1-14
Jeremiah 4:23-28 I looked at the earth and it was in chaos, reeling to and fro and in darkness. No person could be seen. I looked, and the land was like a wilderness with the towns ruined and desolate, because of the fierce anger of the Lord. The whole earth will be in mourning for this, for now that I have made known My purpose, I shall not relent or change it. Reference: REB. Some verses abridged
Before the Lord's day of vengeance and wrath;
Isaiah 64:1-2 Why, Lord, do you not tear asunder the heavens and come down, so that the mountains might shake and fires blaze, so as to make water boil? Then Your Name would be known to your adversaries and the nations would tremble before You. This is our present situation, asking the Lord to sort out the world's mess. Note how the CME the Lord will use on that Day, will cause earthquakes, fires and will be hot enough to make water boil.
After the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath;
Isaiah 64:3 You surprised us with awesome things! The mountains shook when You appeared. Most people will be surprised and shocked by this terrifying Day of fire judgement and earthquakes. This will be the unexpected event, referred to as 'coming like a thief'.
Isaiah 64:4-7 Never has ear heard, nor eye seen any other god who acts for those who wait for Him. The Lord welcomes those who rejoice to do right and are mindful of His Laws. But, because we continued to sin, He was angry. How then, can we be saved? All of us are unclean, like filthy rags. Our iniquities carry us away like the wind. No one calls to You or strives to hold fast to You, for You have hidden Yourself from us and left us in the grip of our sins. Isaiah 8:17, Ezekiel 39:21-24
Isaiah 64:8-9 Yet, Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay, You are the Potter. All of us are Your handiwork. Do not be angry beyond measure, Lord, do not remember iniquity forever. Look upon us, we pray, for we are Your people.
Isaiah 64:10-11Your holy cities are ruined, all of Zion is a desolation. Jerusalem, Your sanctuary, has been burned by fire, all that we treasured has been destroyed. Ezekiel 33:27-29, Zephaniah 1:4-6 This is the result of the great and terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, well before and quite different from the Day of the glorious Return of Jesus. The burning and destruction of Jerusalem, particularly, has happened twice before, but is prophesied to happen three times, as we are told in Ezekiel 21:1-17.]
Isaiah 64:12 After all this, will You keep silent and punish us beyond measure?
2 Chronicles 6:36-39 Should Your people sin against You, (and who is free from sin?) and should You in Your anger, give them over to enemies, who exile them to lands far and near, then if they have a change of heart and turn to You, saying: We have sinned and then, in the land of their exile, they pray wholeheartedly to their God, looking toward the Land which You gave to their forefathers, then from heaven - hear their supplications and maintain their cause. Forgive Your people their sins against You, let Your priests be clothed with salvation and Your loyal servants rejoice in prosperity. Revelation 5:9-10
Ref: REB. Some verses abridged
I trust that those who still hold to the idea of the Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, as being at the same time [or within days of] the Return of Jesus, are carefully reading the passage in Isaiah 64:1-12. It is impossible to reconcile this scripture with that theory.
The puzzle really is; how can so many respected Bible scholars have missed this sequence of events? The only answer is, that it has not been God's will that these facts be known, up until now. Now, in 2016, we can see how Psalm 83 will be fulfilled and how all that area given to Abraham, so long ago, will be made empty and desolate. Then all those prophecies of Land regeneration and His Christian peoples redemption will come to pass.
Isaiah 64:1-2 describes the method and results of the Lord's action on that Day and Psalm 97 also gives vivid details, then promises how 'light and joy' will come to His people.
The question in Isaiah 64:12 After all this, will You keep silent and punish us beyond measure?
The answer is; NO
Isaiah 30:18 the Lord is waiting to show you His favour....
Isaiah 54:4-10 ...for a passing moment, I forsook you, now I will bring you home again.
Hosea 54:4-7 I will heal My people and love them freely.
Jeremiah 33:14 I will bestow upon Judah and Israel all the blessings I have promised.
And many, many more wonderful Scriptures, for those who love the Lord and keep His commandments. Every true Christian believer.
Isaiah 45:8 Rain righteousness, you heavens, let the sky above pour it down, let the earth open for it, so that salvation may flourish and righteousness with it. The Lord will do this. Psalm 50:6, Psalm 140:12-13, Isaiah 1:27
Isaiah 45:9-10 Can we contend with our Maker? Can the pot say to the Potter: What are you making? Or a child ask its parents: What have you brought to birth? Thus, the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says; Ask Me about things to come, concerning My children, the work of My hands. It is I, who made the earth and created mankind upon it. Isaiah 64:8, Jeremiah 18:6
Isaiah 45:18-19 The Lord, He who is God, the Maker of the earth; formed as a place to be inhabited says: I did not speak in secret, out of darkness, I did not say to Jacobs descendants: look for Me in vain. I am God, with Me is victory and salvation. Isaiah 51:13, Isaiah 54:5
Isaiah 45:21-24 Come forward and present your case, who was it that foretold what is to be? Was it not the Lord? There is no God but Me, I am the One who is victorious and able to save. From every corner of the earth, turn to Me and be saved. By Myself, I have sworn My promise of victory and to Me every knee will bow and every tongue will swear, saying: In the Lord alone is righteousness and strength. All who defy Me, will stand ashamed in My presence. 1 Chron. 29:11
Isaiah 45:20 & 16 Gather together and come near, you survivors of the nations, who in ignorance carry wooden idols in procession, who pray to gods that cannot save. All the idol worshippers will be disgraced,they will perish in their confusion. 2 Kings 17:12, Deuteronomy 32:36-42, Jeremiah 10:1-16, Isaiah 66:17
Isaiah 45:25 & 17 But all Israel's descendants will be victorious, they will be found righteous and will glory in the Lord. Israel has been delivered by the Lord for all time, they will never be disgraced or put to shame. Deut. 33:1-5, Jer. 3:23
Ref: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
At the end of this age, there will, at last be righteousness and justice on earth. The first stage will be amongst His people, who will be gathered soon after the worldwide Lord's Day of wrath occurs. 'Gather and come near, you survivors of the nations. All the idol worshippers will perish'. Then those true followers of the Lord, all righteous Christians will enter and live in the Land. Ezekiel 20:32-38
Later will come the worldwide Kingdom of Jesus on earth, to Him 'every knee will bow'. Then, finally, will come the 'New Heavens and New Earth''. Revelation 21:1-26
The Israelite people have a prominent place in God's Plan for human history. The Bible gives a lot of space to their early days, their first settlement into the Land promised to their forefathers, then their Dispersion and then the great many prophesies that talk of their redemption and resettlement into the new country of Beulah. Isaiah 62:4
According to the Bible, Satan has a deep hatred of Israel and has tried by many means to destroy them. God has never allowed this to happen and although the Jewish people have suffered severe persecutions, they are now in control of part of the Land. The other ten tribes of Israel, now all the Christian peoples are still scattered among the nations and will soon join them as so clearly prophesied in Ezekiel 37:15-27.
Revelation 12:1-6, gives details about how this new nation of Christian Israelites will survive during Satan's time of control of the worlds peoples; the Great Tribulation. The nation is represented by a woman with a special child, who is none other than the Messiah Himself.
The Sign of the Woman; The Bible often uses the symbol of a woman to demonstrate a religious system, e.g. Jezebel and the 'great harlot' of Rev 17. Likewise, Israel is described as the 'wife' of the Lord, one who separated herself, but will once again be remarried to Him. Rev 12:1 Says that this woman is 'a great sign in heaven'. This may be construed as an astrological sign of star formations and planetary alignments, but this vision was given to John, there is no mention that we would see it.
Many weird attempts have been made to identify this woman. The Roman Catholic Church says that she represents Virgin Mary. Mary Baker Eddy claimed that she was that woman and the child was the religion of Christian Science. However, the description of the sun, moon and stars, is a clear reference to the dream of Joseph. Genesis 37:9-11
The 'woman' represents the twelve tribes of Israel and her 'child' is Jesus, 'caught up to the Throne of God', at His ascension in 33AD.
Revelation 12:7-9 Satan is thrown down to earth. This happens at the mid point of the 70th week of Daniel - the commencement of the great Tribulation period of 3½ years.
Revelation 12:13-16 Satan goes to persecute Israel, but those in the Land who have kept faithful, will be 'given the wings of the great eagle', Exodus 19:4, to escape to a place prepared by God and they are protected there for 1260 days. Satan sends a 'flood', Psalm 32:6-7, a way of describing a military task force, to destroy them, but God causes the earth to swallow that up. Numbers 16:31-33 Satan then goes on to persecute all those who 'keep God's commandments and maintain their witness to Jesus', but who violated the Covenant. Daniel 11:32
Revelation 14:6-7 An angel proclaims the Gospel. These verses are straight after the commissioning of the 144,000 and are an allegorical way of saying how it is those people who spread the Good News. Confirmed by Isaiah 66:19. A flying angel is hardly a suitable way to give any message, people would be terrified or simply hide from it. Fear God and pay Him homage for the hour of His judgement has come. Worship Him who made all things.
Much of today's preaching falls short for two reasons. First, the appeal for salvation no longer emphasises the coming judgement, but often only the personal benefits that may come as a result of belief in Jesus. Second, by allowing evolution to be promoted as fact, the purpose and intention of God's creation is negated. Romans 1:19-32
The ten Northern tribes of Israel were exiled from their Land because they did not keep the Laws, as given to them through Moses. At present, in their dispersion, it is not a requirement that they keep the whole Law, only at least the ten commandments. Hosea 9:1-7, Deuteronomy 28:64 Prophecy clearly states that after their return to the holy Land, the Israelites, [now every Christian believer] will then go back to a type of observance of the Law. Ezekiel chapters 40 to 48.
Ezekiel 16:1-45..Your father was a Amorite and your mother was a Hittite...This passage is a graphic allegory of the 'adulteries', that is the idol worship, of Judah, [the tribes of Judah and Benjamin] of Samaria, [the ten Northern tribes of Israel] and of Sodom, the peoples to the South of Judah.
Ezekiel 16:46-52 The Lord says to Judah: Your sisters, Samaria and Sodom never behaved as badly as you and your daughters have done. They grew proud and committed abominations, then I swept them away, as you know, but you are worse that them - you make your sisters look innocent! Now, you must bear your shame and humiliation.
Ezekiel 16:53-59 I shall restore the fortunes of Sodom and Samaria and will restore you too, Judah at the same time. When you all rejoin, you will bear your shame and be disgraced for your iniquities. You were contemptuous of your sisters in the days of your pride and now the nations around you despise you. You, Judah must bear the consequences of your abominable conduct. The Lord says: I shall treat you as you deserve, because you violated an oath and made light of our Covenant.
Ezekiel 16:60-63 But I shall call to mind the Covenant that I made with you when you were young and will establish a new Covenant that will last forever. You will be ashamed when you receive your sisters, the elder and the younger. They will join you, but not on the basis of My Covenant with you. When I have pardoned you, you will remember and be so ashamed and humiliated that you will never open your mouth again. Jeremiah 3:11 Ref: REB.
The Jewish sages [Moshkovitz, Malbim and Abarbanel] say that the 'sister' peoples will be the most important part of the new Israelite nation after they all return and Judah will be subservient to Joseph. 'Not by their Covenant', means that the Ten tribes will not have to convert to Judaism, at least not in our sense of that religion, but they will be given true priests for the correct instruction in the Law and ordinances. Malachi 3:1-5, Jeremiah 3:15
All over the world amongst Christians there is an arousal in the direction of returning to 'Hebrew roots', meaning adopting Biblical injunctions and customs. This attempt to observe the Old Testament Laws sometimes takes the form of imitating aspects of Judaism, or applying their own innovations by a private understanding of what Scripture says. This movement of trying to 'do Torah', is especially noticeable among people who are identified as comprised to a significant degree as descendants of the 'Lost ten Tribes'. The phenomenon of this searching for their Hebrew roots, seems to show an instinctive arousal amongst "Joseph", and can be seen as a sign of the impending redemption of all Israel.
While the 'Return to Hebrew roots', is a positive sign of the times, just how far should a Christian person who realizes their Israelite ancestry, go? The obligations of Joseph in our times should include; Justice, Honesty, Prayer and fasting, Bible study, being a good example to others, doing good works, no sexual immorality, no substance abuse, and read carefully what the prophets tell us about our future. 1 Peter 4:7
Legally, the onus of proof is on the claimant. Proof is required that another person has an obligation. This means that even if physically someone is descended from Israel or Judah, they cannot be obligated unless there is legal proof of that. We can only look forward the great Day, when the Lord will reveal exactly who His people are, their redemption and gathering into the Promised Land. Bring it on, Lord! Ref: Brit-Am.
Deuteronomy 30:1-5 IF you Israelites, living among the nations where the Lord has banished you, if then, you make the right choice between the blessings and curses that I have offered to you, if you and your children turn back to your God and obey Him heart and soul in all that I command you this Day - THEN, the Lord your God will restore your fortunes. In compassion for you, He will gather you again from all the peoples to which He has dispersed you. Even though He has banished you to the ends of the earth, He will gather you from there and bring you home. The Lord will bring you into the Land that your forefathers occupied, and you will occupy it again; then He will give you prosperity and make you more numerous than they were.
Deuteronomy 30:6-10 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you will love Him with all your heart and soul and you will live. He will turn those curses against your enemies, those who hate and persecute you. Then you will gladly obey all the commands of God, which you receive today. He will make you more than prosperous in all that you do, in the fruit of your body the increase of your livestock and the produce of the Land. For when you turn to Him and keep His commandments and statutes as written in the Book of the Law, your God, will do good for you and rejoice over you as he did over your forefathers.
Deuteronomy 30:11-14 The Commandments that I give you are not too difficult for you, or beyond your reach. It is not up in the heavens, that you should say: Who will go up to the heavens to fetch it? Nor is it beyond the sea, it is something very near to you, on your lips and in your heart - ready to be kept.
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Today, I offer you the choice of life and good, or death and evil. IF you love and obey the Lord, you will live and increase, He will bless you in the Land, But IF you do not listen and are led astray by false gods and wrong practices, THEN you will not enjoy long life. Choose life and you and your descendants will live, love the Lord your God, obey Him and hold fast to Him: that is life for you and length of days in the Land that He gave to your forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
These words were spoken by Moses to all the Israelites, just before entering the Promised Land, during their Exodus from Egypt. He prophesied that they would disobey, [Deut. 32:15-22] and their punishment would be exile. They divided into two nations, the House of Israel and the House of Judah. Both were conquered and taken into exile and this was to be for a decreed time. [Ezekiel 4:4-6] But if they still refused to listen and continued to disobey the Lord, then He would punish them further, as in Leviticus 26:18 seven times over for the sins of Israel, and in Leviticus 26:24 & 28 seven times seven for Judah. Isaiah 40:2 When these times are completed, then the over 40 prophecies about the Second Exodus will be fulfilled. 2 Chronicles 6:36-39
As all of that land promised to the Patriarchs is currently occupied by mostly, atheists, apostates and false religion worshippers, then a dramatic clearance is required before this fulfilment. [Jeremiah 12:14] What the Lord will use to carry this out, is clearly prophesied over 70 times as a fire judgement, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from the sun. This will devastate the Middle East and affect the whole world, allowing all the Lord's Israelites, now Christian peoples, to all that area promised so long ago and will set the stage for a One World Government, eventually to be led by a dictator. Later, the Return of Jesus, will bring peace and righteous living to all the world. Micah 5:4-5
Bible Reference: REB. some verses abridged.
Deuteronomy 4:25-28 When you [the Israelites] have children and grandchildren and have grown old in the Land, if you then fall into apostasy and idolatry, that what is wrong in the eyes of the Lord, provoking Him to anger, then you will soon depart from upon the holy Land. You will not enjoy long life in it, you will be swept away. The Lord will scatter you among the nations and there you will serve false gods.
Deuteronomy 4:29-31 But should you from your exile, seek the Lord your God, you will find Him, if it is with all your heart and soul that you search. When disasters happen and you are in distress, you will; in days to come, turn back and obey Him. The Lord, your God is merciful God, He will never fail you or destroy you; He will not forget the Covenant He made with your forefathers, sworn by His oath.
Deuteronomy 4:32-38 Search history, right from the Creation, ask if there has been any deeds as great as what the Lord has done for Israel? He took you out of Egypt with signs and miracles by His strong arm. You have sure proof that the Lord is God and there is none other. You saw the fire and heard His voice of instruction and now He has brought you into the Land promised to your forefathers. Because He loved them and chose their children after them, He in His own person led you through the desert to your inheritance. Colossians 10:4 Ref: REB.
The Prayer of Baruch;
Baruch 3:1-8 God of Israel, to You the soul in anguish and the fainting spirit cry out! Hear and have mercy, Lord, for we have sinned against You. Hear the prayer of the people of Israel, the children of those who angered You, so long ago. Our ancestors did not heed Your commandments, so now we are in the grip of adversity. Do not remember the misdeeds of our forefathers, but think on Your power and Your holy Name, put into our hearts the fear of You, to make us call on Your Name. Today, we are exiled in the places where You have scattered us, as the punishment for the sins of our ancestors. But we shall praise You in our exile, for we have renounced all their wrongdoing.
Baruch 3:9-14 Israel; listen to the life giving commandments! Hear and learn understanding! Why is it, Israel, that you are in your enemies country, grown old in a foreign land? It is because you had forsaken the fountain of Wisdom, if only you had walked in the Lord's ways, you would had lived in peace forever.
Where is understanding, where is strength, where is intelligence? Learn that and you will know where is length of life and where is happiness and peace.
Baruch 4:27-35 Take heart, my children! Cry out to your God, for He who afflicted you will not forget you. Once you went astray, now with tenfold zeal you must turn back and seek Him. He who brought the disasters on you will bring you everlasting joy, when he delivers you. Take heart, My children, He who calls you by name, will comfort you. Wretched will be they who mistreated you, those who gloated over your fall and enslaved you. Fire from God will be their doom, their lands will be the haunt of demons for many years.
Baruch 4:36-37 Jerusalem, look around and see the joy that is coming to you! They come, the people from whom you were parted, from every place, they come, assembling at the Word of God and rejoicing in His glory. Ref: REB Apocrypha
Jeremiah 50:33-34 The peoples of Israel and Judah are both oppressed, they are kept in exile among the nations. But they have a powerful Advocate, He will take up their cause, that He may bring rest to the Land and turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon. This refers to the period of the exile of both Israel and Judah. Some of Judah have returned to the Land, but we await the final return of all the Christian Israelites. At the completion of their decreed punishment, the Lord will redeem and deliver them. This will 'give rest to the Land and distress to Babylon'. Babylon - now; a metaphor for the ungodly nations.
Jeremiah 50:35-45 This passage is a description of the destruction of ancient Babylon.
Jeremiah 50:46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon, the earthquakes and the sound is heard and felt around the world. Ancient Babylon was destroyed and is still no longer inhabited as a city. But it is evident that this is a dual prophecy, as not all of verses 35-46 were fulfilled then. The earthquakes and loud sounds are mentioned again in;
Jeremiah 51:54-56 The sounds of great destruction come from the lands of the Babylonians. The advancing wave booms and roars like mighty waters, when the Lord despoils Babylon. Jeremiah 25:30-31, Isaiah 29:6 There is no mention in any historical record of earthquakes when Cyrus conquered the city of Babylon.
Jeremiah 51:19 The God of Israel is not like the useless idols of other peoples, for He is the Creator of all things. Israel are the people He claims as His own. Y'hovah is His Name. The concept of a 'chosen people is difficult for us to accept, however the Lord's plan for His creation is 'beyond our fathoming'. He is the Potter, we are the clay. Isaiah 45:9 Then in Romans 9:21-23, we are told that some are made for destruction. But then, in Ephesians 2:11-18, we are all given the opportunity to join the community of Israel, by being in unison with Christ Jesus, as true Christian people.
Jeremiah 51:20-29 You, Israel are My battleaxe, with you, I shall shatter nations, destroy kingdoms and all that is in them. Zechariah 9:13-15 So shall I repay Babylonia for all the wrongs they have done to Zion. I am against you - you like a destructive mountain, a desecration on the whole earth. I shall stretch out My hand and burn you out. Raise a flag on the earth, prepare the nations for war against her. The earth quakes and writhes for the Lord's plans against Babylon are fulfilled. Ref: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
The Lord will 'shatter nations, with earthquakes and a great noise, He will burn out Babylonia', on the great and terrible Day of His vengeance and wrath. This matches with the many prophecies describing the imminent worldwide fire judgement. It is the Sixth Seal, when; Revelation 6:15-17 The kings of the earth, the rich and powerful leaders, all peoples hide themselves in caves and call on the mountains to fall on them, to hide them from the wrath of God and the Lamb, for who can stand?
Malachi 4:1 and Isaiah 30:26 tell us that Day comes 'like a burning furnace, and the sun seven times stronger, on the Day He save His people'. He punishes the nations, by a CME, at the same time as Israel's Advocate saves His people.
Jeremiah 50:17-18 Israel is a scattered flock, harried and chased by wild animals. Assyria was the first to conquer them, then Babylon finally finished them off. Therefore, Assyria and Babylon will be punished and made desolate.
This is fulfilled prophecy, from now on Bible prophecy uses Babylon as a metaphor for the ungodly nations. and ethnic groups.
Jeremiah 50:19 But the Israelites will come back to their own heritage. When that time comes, I will pardon the remnant of Israel and Judah.
Although part of Judah have returned to part of the Land, we await the final fulfilment of this prophecy, with a Christian remnant.
Jeremiah 51:15-18The Lord made the earth by His power, He controls the elements - the wind and the rain. People are ignorant, pursuing their idols, things of mockery which will vanish on the Day of Reckoning.
'The Day of Reckoning' elsewhere referred to as the Great Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath. This will be the next prophesied event, setting the stage for His Christian people to enter the Land and for the eventual rise of the Anti Christ.
Jeremiah 51:19-47 Israel's God is not like any idol, He is the Creator and Israel are the people He claims as His own, Y'hovah is His Name. With you I shall repay Babylon, that destructive mountain. Therefore, the time is coming when I shall punish Babylon, her idols and the whole land will be put to shame - all her slain will lie fallen in her midst. Jeremiah 9:21-22
Jeremiah 51:45 & 50-51 My people, come out from her and let everyone save themselves from the fierce anger of the Lord. You who escape the sword, go - do not linger. Remember the Lord from a distant land and let Jerusalem come into your minds. We are disgraced and shamed because foreigners have entered Your holy places.
Jeremiah 51:46 Beware of losing heart, fear no rumours or violence on earth.
Reference: Revised English Bible. Some verses abridged
The Lord's people, righteous Christian Israel, are told to get out of the Babylon nations, those who 'escape the sword', that is who survive the forthcoming Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath. Remember your God and Creator from where you live, in distant lands, [from Israel] now is the time to travel back to your inheritance. Do not be afraid, there will be 'violence on earth', but you who love the Lord and keep His Laws, must maintain your faith and trust in His deliverance.
Isaiah 28:1 & 3-4 Alas for the proud peoples of Ephraim, those fading flowers, drunk with prosperity. They will fall like ripe fruit and be trampled down.
Ephraim = the British peoples, with their faded empire, but still a proud and prosperous commonwealth of nations. Isaiah 17:4-6
Isaiah 28:2 & 5-6 Y'hovah has a powerful assistant, [Psalm 2:7-9, Matthew 3:12] He will beat down violently upon the earth, as a sweeping storm and a destroying tempest. On that Day, the Lord will be an adornment for the remnant of His people and will give a spirit of justice to those who judge and of valour to those who defend the city.
This passage is paralleled by Isaiah 30:25b-28...On the Day of massacre, when fortresses fall, the sun will shine seven times stronger, like seven days in one. On that Day, the Lord will protect and save His people. See: the Lord come from afar, His anger blazing and His doom heavy, as a devastating fire. He sieves out the nations for destruction.
The Lords Day of vengeance and wrath, the next prophesied event. 2 Samuel 22:8-16 & Psalm 18:7-15 describes accurately how the Lord will not be seen and this terrible judgement will be thought of as a natural event, so people can still choose whether they honour God, or deny Him. Isaiah 66:15-16, Isaiah 6:10
Isaiah 28:7-8These people [the Israelites]have lost their way and wander down strange paths, they are befuddled as with strong drink, they stumble in the Law. Both priests and prophets are incoherent, sickness and filth are everywhere.
Israel and Judah have gone astray, the rabbi's and priests are incompetent and fail to teach all the truths as given to us in the Bible.
Isaiah 28:9-13 Who is there that can be taught, who makes sense of what they hear? People are like children, newly weaned, for the Word is precept upon precept, a little here, a little there. So now, with a foreign tongue, the Lord will address this people, a people that would not listen, a people to whom He once said: This is true rest, your place of repose. Therefore to them the Word will become meaningless, mere noise to them and they will fall and be injured. Ref: REB, NIV, KJV. Abridged.
People today have difficulty clearly discerning the prophetic Word. Now with a foreign tongue, that is not Hebrew, He will speak to the Israelites, those peoples who did not listen and obey their God, so long ago. But all who believe in God and who accept the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, have the promise of salvation. They are His people, from every tribe, race, nation and language. Revelation 5:9-10
Leviticus 26:40-43Even though the Israelites confess their iniquity, their own and that of their forefathers, I in My turn will oppose them while they live in the enemies land. If then, their stubborn spirit is broken and they accept their punishment in full, I shall remember My Covenant with the Patriarchs and I shall remember the Land. The Land, bereft of its rightful people will enjoy in full its Sabbaths, while it lies desolate. My people will pay their penalty in full because they spurned My statutes and judgements.
Leviticus 26:44-45 Yet, even while they live outside their Land, I will not have so rejected them as to bring them to an end and break My Covenant with them, because I am the Lord their God. I shall remember on their behalf, the Covenant that I made with their ancestors, whom I brought out of Egypt. I am Y'hovah.
Deuteronomy 30:1-5 When all these things have happened to you in the nations to which I have banished you, if you and your children turn back to the Lord and obey His commands with your heart and soul: Then the Lord, your God will restore your fortunes. In compassion for you, He will gather you again from the peoples, even from the ends of the earth. He will fetch you home, back to the land of your ancestors and you will occupy it once again. You will be more prosperous and numerous than your forefathers.
Deuteronomy 30:6-10 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts, so that you will love Him and obey His commands, and then you will live. All the curses that you endured will be turned against your enemies, those who persecute you. He will make you more prosperous in all that you do, in your families and the produce of the Land. When you turn back to your God with all your heart, He will again rejoice over you and do you good.
The prayer of Daniel for the Redemption of all the Israelites;
Daniel 9:4-14 Lord, great and terrible God, You keep faith with those who love You and observe Your commandments, we have sinned and rebelled against You. We have not listened to Your prophets, who spoke in Your Name to our forefathers. Lord, the right is on Your side; the shame, now as ever belongs to us, the people of Judah and to all the Israelites, near and far in every land to which You have banished them for their disloyal behaviour toward You. All Israel has broken Your Law and refused to obey Your commandments, so that the oath and curses recorded by Moses have rained down upon us, for we have sinned against God. He has carried out the just punishments and brought upon us the disasters as foretold. Yet we have done nothing to appease the Lord, our God; we have neither repented of our wrongful deeds, nor remembered that You are true to Your Word. The Lord has kept strict watch and done what He said He would do.
Daniel 9:15-19 Now, Lord our God who brought Your people out of Egypt by a strong hand and winning for Yourself a great Name; we have sinned, we have done wrong. Lord, by all Your saving deeds; we beg that Your wrath and anger depart from Jerusalem and Your Land. Listen, our God, to Your servants prayer and supplication for Your sake, Lord look favourably on Your sanctuary that is desecrated. God, incline Your ear to Your people, and hear us, we pray. It is not because of any righteous doings of ours, but because of Your great mercy that we lay our supplication before You. Lord; hear, Lord; forgive, Lord; listen and act, God for Your own sake do not delay, for reputation of the city and for the people that bear Your Name.
Acts 26:6-7 In the hope based on the promise God made to our forefathers, all twelve tribes of Israel worship with intense devotion, looking forward to the fulfilment of that promise. Reference: Revised English Bible. Some verses abridged.
This promise is now extended to everyone who freely chooses to believe in God and to keep His Commendments. Galatians 3:26-29
Isaiah 51:7-8 Listen to Me, My people, those who know what is right, you that lay My instructions to heart and do not fear the taunts of the enemy. For they will be like a garment eaten by moths, but My saving power will last forever. 'those who know what is right: now all the Christian peoples.
The Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath will reduce the power of the godless peoples, but not totally destroy them. Isaiah 51:6
Isaiah 51:9-11Awake, Awake: arm of the Lord, put on Your strength as You did in days long past. It was You that dried up the sea to make a path for your people. And now, the Lords people, set free, will come back and enter Zion with shouts of triumph. They will have gladness and joy, while suffering and mourning will pass away.
This is the second Exodus, His Christian people go to live in the Land, then cleared and cleansed - great will be the day! Ezekiel 34:1-31
Isaiah 51:12-16 I am He who comforts you, why then fear man who must die. Why have you forgotten your Maker, the One who makes all things? Do not be in fear of your oppressor, you will soon be set free. I am the Lord, your God, Y'hovah is My Name. I have put words in your mouth and kept you covered under the shelter of My hand. I, the Creator, say to Zion: you are My people.
The Lord will protect His true righteous Christian people on that terrible Day - a worldwide judgement of fire, in the form of a massive CME sunstrike - the next prophesied event. Isaiah 30:26-29
Isaiah 51:17-23 Arouse yourselves, rise up Jerusalem - My people. From the Lord's hand, you have drunk the cup of His wrath and now there is no one to lead you. The disasters of the sword, famine and desolation have overtaken you, now who can console you? Therefore; listen to this, in your affliction, you that are drunk, but not with wine: Thus says your God who will plead His peoples cause - I take from your hand My cup of wrath and I shall hand it to your tormentors, those who walked all over you. Ref; REB. some verses abridged
This is another clear sequence of events - how The Lord's day of vengeance and wrath punishes His enemies and then, His righteous Christian people will travel to and settle in the new Land of Beulah. Isaiah 62:1-5, Jeremiah 31
From verse 18, we can see that all this passage from Isaiah 51, is before the Return of Jesus. This will happen later, after His people have come back and are living in the Land in peace and prosperity, as so well described in Ezekiel 36 and Hosea 14.......they will again dwell in My shadow, they will grow and flourish.
'Listen to Me! Prepare yourselves My people'.You have received all the punishments that I decreed. You are insensible, not with wine, but to the truth of the Word of your God. Amos 9:11-12 Now, I will spend My wrath on My enemies, but I will protect you and set you free. You will go back to all that Land I promised to your forefathers. Jeremiah 46:27, Jeremiah 31:1-14, Zechariah 9:16, Habakkuk 3:13, Joel 3:16, Isa. 27:6
Ezekiel 15:1-5O man; how is the vine better than any other tree? Is it's wood useful for anything? After it has been put on the fire, is the charred remainder good for anything useful? Jeremiah 5:10-13, Isaiah 29:13-14, Psalm 80
Israel is the vine - Isaiah 5:7, then Isaiah 5:8-30, goes on to say how those who disobey God's Laws will face a fire judgement.
Ezekiel 15:6-8 Therefore this is what the Lord says: As I have given the wood of the vine as fuel for the fire, so will I treat the inhabitants of Jerusalem. I have set My face against them and although they have come out of one fire, another fire will devour them. You will know that I am the Lord Almighty, when I judge them and make the Land desolate, because they have been unfaithful. Jeremiah 4:5-9, Jeremiah 5:26-31, Ezekiel 20:47-48
These verses say that as the Lord will judge the House of Israel, so too will the House of Judah- the Jewish people, be judged and punished. 'they have come out of one fire, but another will devour them.' This is another dual prophecy, as the Roman conquest has partially fulfilled it, but 'You will know that I am the Lord', did not happen after that, and now the atheistic and apostate State of Israel will face the terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, a massive CME that will destroy all of the Lord's enemies and will 'make the Land desolate', Isaiah 26:11 but soon to be regenerated. Ezekiel 36:8-12
Ezekiel 14:21-23 The Lord says: How much worse will it be when I send against Judah My judgement of four punishments, the sword, famine, wild beasts and pestilence, to kill the people and their livestock. [Jeremiah 14:11-12, Isaiah 4:4] Yet some will be left, survivors will come out Isaiah 4:3, Isaiah 29:1-4] as a consolation for this disaster, for you will know, that it was not without good reason that I dealt with them. Isaiah 6:11-13, Isaiah 29:13-14, Isaiah 64:10-11, Joel 1:14-15, Jeremiah 4:19-20, Jeremiah 25:34-38
Then those who are left in the world - 'the charred remainder', after the terrible fires, earthquakes and storms of a massive CME sunstrike, those who trust the Lord and who called to Him for their protection, Acts 2:21, they have these promises;
Psalm 85:9 Certainly His loyal followers will soon experience His deliverance, then glory will again appear in our Land. Psalm 102:12-17
Joel 2:23-27 People of Zion: the Lord's people, rejoice. Your God will recompense you for the years that others have ravaged your Land. You will have plenty and prosperity in your Land. Then you will know that I am with you and that I and no other am your God. Isaiah 62:1-5, Deuteronomy 19:8-9, Ezekiel 36:8, Zechariah 10:6-12
Isaiah 35:10 The Lord's people, set free, will come back and enter the Land with shouts of triumph. Happiness and joy will come upon them and suffering will flee away.
Malachi 4:2-3 But for you who fear My Name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings....the wicked will be as ashes under your feet.
1 Peter 1:5 Because you have put your faith in God, you are under the protection of His power until the salvation now in readiness is revealed at the end of this age.
Ref: REB, NIV, KJV. some verses abridged.
Isaiah 50:1 These are to Words of the Lord: Is there anywhere a bill of divorce by which I put your mother away? I did not sell her, it was because of her wickedness and misconduct that she was put away. Israel and Judah were conquered and exiled from the Land because of their sins. We still await their full and final restoration.
Isaiah 50:2-3 Why is it that when I call to you, no one answers? Do you think that I lack the power to save? My arm is strong enough to deliver you. I have the power over the earth and the heavens. The Lord will deliver and redeem those who call to Him. His Christian people will go to live in the Land. Isaiah 63:1
Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord has given me the tongue of one who has been instructed - to console the weak with a timely word. He opened my ears to listen to His instruction. I did not disobey or defy his commission. I suffered punishment and insults, but He is my helper, therefore no harm can befall me. I cannot be put to shame, so I set my face firmly to the truth. Those messengers who preach and point out the truths of the Lord's Word, will be supported by Him.
Isaiah 50:8-9 The One who will clear my name is at my side. Who will dare argue against me? Let them come forward to dispute my cause. As the Lord is my helper, who can then declare me wrong? Those people will not thrive and will be refuted.
Isaiah 50:10-11 Whoever amongst you fears the Lord? Let them obey His servants commands. If you walk in dark places, then trust him and rely on his God. But all who stir up fires must walk by the firebrands that they set ablaze. This is your fate at My hands and you shall lie down in sorrow.
Isaiah 51:7-8 Listen to Me, My people, who know what is right, you that lay My instruction to heart: do not fear the taunts of enemies, don't let them worry you. For they will become like a garment devoured by moths, but My saving power will last forever, My deliverance for all generations.
Psalm 27:11-14 Teach me Your way, Lord: do not give me up to my enemies. Lead me by the right path to escape those who hate me and falsely accuse me. I know that I will see the goodness of the Lord, in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord, be strong and brave and put your hope in Him.
Isaiah 40:26-31 Lift up your eyes to higher things, consider the Creator of all, He leads His people out, one by one, each summoned by name, through His great power and strength, not one is missing. You Israelites, do not say: the Lord has forgotten us. Do you not know, have you not heard, the Lord, the Creator, does not weary and His understanding cannot be fathomed. He gives strength the exhausted, as even the fittest grow faint, but those who trust in Him will get new strength, they will soar as on eagles wings, march and not become weary.
His people, righteous Christian Israel, will be summoned - called by name, and guided back to their rightful heritage in the Promised Land. This will happen after all the Land is cleared and cleansed by the great Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath.
Ref: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
Ezekiel 20:30-32 Go, tell the Israelites; the Lord God says: Are you defiling yourselves as your forefathers did and lusting after other gods? You are defiling yourselves this very day with your false religions and insincere faith. Israel, I refuse to be consulted by you. You can never be like the other nations, who worship idols.
Ezekiel 20:33-38 As I live, says the Lord, I shall reign over you with a strong hand and by My wrath, I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the countries where you have been dispersed.I shall bring you into the Meeting place in the desert, there I shall confront you and bring you to judgement. Just as I did in Egypt with your forefathers, so I shall judge you. [as in the days of Egypt, therefore before the Return of Jesus] I shall make you pass under the rod [of judgement] and I will bring you into the bond of the Covenant. All those who rebel or revolt against Me will not set foot on the soil of Israel.
Ezekiel 20:39-42 Now, you Israelites - go serve your idols. But in days to come you will be punished for it, then no more will you desecrate My holy Name. For there, in the land of Israel, the entire House of Israel will serve Me. After I have restored you to the Land of your ancestors, I shall require your offerings and gifts and then I will accept you as a fragrant incense. Isaiah 45:16-17
Ezekiel 20:42-44 When I bring you back to the soil of Israel, you will despise yourselves for your past conduct and you will know that I am your God. Not as your wickedness deserves, but as the honour of My Holy Name demands. Isaiah 43:25
Ezekiel 20:45-48 The Word of the Lord came to me: Ezekiel, turn and face toward theSouth, prophesy to the desert of the Negev. Say to it: The Lord God says - I am about to set a fire in you and it will consume all flammable things. Its fiery flame will not be put out and all people from the South to the North will be scorched by it. All will see that it is I, the Lord, who has set it ablaze, not to be quenched.
Jeremiah 12:14 Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged
V 30-32 Judah and Israel alike are atheistic, apostate, pursue false religions and materialism. This is not their destiny. Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 60:3.
V 33-38 After the Day of vengeance and wrath, the Lord will gather His Christian people into the new country of Beulah. Isaiah 62:1-5, Isaiah 35:1-10, Isaiah 14:1-2, Isaiah 60:21-22, Jeremiah 5:26
V 39-44 Do as you will for now, but judgement will come.The present age. Isa 41:1, Hosea 12:2 In the Land, all 12 tribes will serve the Lord. Isaiah 26:2, Isaiah 29:22-23, Isaiah 66:20-21, 1 Peter 2:9-10. "You will know that I am your God" this phrase would be unnecessary if all of this prophecy takes place after the Return of Jesus. Therefore, this all happens before that. His Christian people, a righteous nation, living in peace and security in the Holy Land - being "a light to the nations". Isaiah 10:20-23
V 45-48 There is no record of an event as described, happening in the Negev area. The description is what would result from a coronal mass ejection, [sunstrike] that will affect all the world. This is the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, 'all will see that it is I, the Lord, who have set it ablaze', so it is not a man caused event such as a nuke war. Isaiah 63:1-6, Isaiah 30:26, Isaiah 21:1, Ezekiel 21:1-5, Isaiah 9:18-19, Isaiah 33:10-12, Isaiah 10:17-19, Jeremiah 9:25-26, Jeremiah 23: 19-20. Revelation 6:12-17.
There are about 160 verses in the Bible that mention Israel [the ten Northern tribes] and Judah, [the two Southern tribes] separately. That they have not rejoined as yet is certain from the historical record and from the Jewish people themselves. The Jews do not talk about it, because a lot of their support and funding comes from Christians, who help Israel without realizing that the State of Israel is only part of God's people. The great rejoining and gathering of the twelve tribes and those grafted in, will take place soon after all of the Promised Land is cleared and cleansed by the forthcoming Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, a terrible fire judgement that will affect all the earth. Then, Righteous Christian Israel will live in all that area given to Abraham and after some years, it is them who greet Jesus at His Return, with: 'Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord'.
Deuteronomy 30:2-5 If your children turn back to Me and obey Me wholeheartedly, then I will restore them, bring them back from the ends of the earth, to their homeland. They will be more numerous and prosperous than before.
Jeremiah 32:1-15 Jeremiah is told to buy a field and to seal the title deed into a jar, to be kept for a distant future time, when once again, all of Israel will live in the Land.
Ezekiel chapter 37 The great prophecies of the redemption and rejoining of all Israel.
Jeremiah 32:37-41 I shall gather My people from every place where I have banished them. It will be a joy to Me to do them good when I plant them in this Land.
Jeremiah 33:6-9 Now I shall bring healing and care to Israel and Judah, they will see lasting peace and security. I will cleanse them of all the sins that they committed in rebellion against Me. Their Land will be famous for its prosperity.
Isaiah 65:9 I shall give descendants to Jacob and heirs to Judah, My chosen ones, who will possess My Land. Those who serve Me will live there.
Isaiah 14:1The Lord will show compassion and will again make Israel His choice. He will resettle them on their native soil, where foreigners will join them.
Zechariah 10:8-10 I shall whistle to call in My people, for I have delivered them and in far off lands, they will remember Me. They will come home into Gilead and Lebanon.
Isaiah 11:12-13 The Lord will give a sign to assemble those from Israel and Judah, now dispersed among the nations. The enmity between Israel and Judah will cease.
Isaiah 49:22 The Lord says; I shall beckon to the nations, they will carefully transport My people to their Promised Land.
Ezekiel 36:8-12 But you, Land of Israel, grow your trees and bear fruit, for My people the whole House of Israel. I shall settle on you many people, the towns again inhabited and the fields tilled, more people and more prosperous that in days of old.
Isaiah 66:18b-21 I am coming to gather peoples of every tongue, from every nation I will gather them - by every means of transport- they will come to see My glory, in My holy Land. They will proclaim the coming Kingdom among the nations. Rev 14:1-7
Malachi 3:16-18 Those who respected the Lord, called to Him and he listened. A record was written of all those who feared Him and honoured His Name. They will be Mine, in the appointed Day that I prepare My treasured possession. On that Day, you will once again see the distinction between those who serve their God and those who do not. Reference: REB. Some verses abridged.
Ezekiel 22:15-16 I will disperse you Israelites among the nations, scattered over all the earth. I shall sift you to get rid of your defilement. Deut. 29:28, Amos 9:9-10
The exile of Israel and Judah from the Holy Land was done in ancient times. Throughout the ages, righteous Christian people have kept the faith and shone the light of the Gospel around the world and now we look expectantly for the fulfilment of the wonderful promises to all those who love the Lord and keep His commandments.
Ezekiel 22:17-22 To the Lord, all of the House of Israel are but a debased alloy. So I shall gather you all into the Holy Land, as metal is refined in a crucible. I will fan the fire of My anger and wrath until you are melted. You will know that I the Lord, have poured out My anger upon you. Isaiah 41:1-10
This forthcoming fire judgement will affect the whole world, then as Ezekiel 20:34-38...I shall take you Israelites out of the nations.....gather you and judge you....those who rebel against Me will not enter the Land. Deut. 30:1-10
Ezekiel 22:24 The Lord says to the Land of Israel: You have become like a land on which no rain has fallen, on the Day of My wrath. Zephaniah 1:18, Ezekiel 20:47-48
The Holy Land becomes 'scorched and untrodden'- Jeremiah 9:10-11. ...'dry and ruined, for fire has burned the trees and pastures' - Joel 1:15-20
Ezekiel 22:25-29 The leaders in the land are like lions that take what they want and the priests give rulings that violate My Laws, they profane what is sacred. The people do not keep My Sabbaths in truth and God is dishonoured among them. Their prophets and seers speak lies and the common people use extortion and commit robbery, oppressing the poor and the alien, denying them justice.
This is the current situation worldwide, but particularly in all the area of the Holy Land. Jeremiah 25:29-30, Isaiah 22:12-14, Ezekiel 7:2-4
Ezekiel 22:30-31 The Lord searches for anyone righteous who could stand before Him and plead for the people, to avert the destruction of the Land, but no such person can be found. Ezekiel 6:11-12 So the Lord will pour out His wrath upon them and utterly consume them in His blazing anger, thus bringing down upon them the punishment they deserve. Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
This will be the great and terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath. It is prophesied over 100 times in the Bible and is clearly described as a coronal mass ejection sunstrike. Isaiah 30:26....the sun will shine seven times stronger, like seven days in one.... All that area of Greater Israel will be cleared and cleansed, after that many prophecies say how the Land will be quickly regenerated and then how the Lord's Christian people will gather and settle there. Great will be the Day!
Isaiah 28:1-8 Alas for the proud people of Ephraim, they are now rich and attractive, but have lost their way through strong drink and lack of understanding.The Lord has a mighty punishment in store, a sweeping storm of hail that will beat down on the earth with violence, trampling down those fading flowers. On that Day, the Lord will be an adornment for the remnant of His people, a spirit of justice for those who stand firm in their faith.
Isaiah 10:20-23 On the Day the Lord destroys His enemies, the remnant of Israel: the survivors of Jacob, will renounce all their idol worship and rely only on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. A remnant will return to the God of their strength, the people of Israel, now as many as the sands of the sea, will be judged by the Lord. He will bring about His decreed destruction upon the whole earth.
Joel 2:30-32 There will be great signs in the sky - fire and smoke, the sun will be darkened and the moon will shine red, before the terrible Day of the Lord comes. Then everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved. In Jerusalem there will be a remnant, survivors whom the Lord has set apart.
Isaiah 37:31-32 The survivors left in Judah will strike fresh root below ground and bear fruit above. For a remnant of Judah will come out of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 23:3 I Myself will gather the remnant of My sheep from all the lands to which they have been dispersed. I shall bring them back to their own homes and they will be fruitful and increase.
Jeremiah 50:20In those days, at the time of Redemption, a search will be made for the iniquity of the Israelites, but none will be found, for those whom I leave as a remnant, I shall pardon.
Isaiah 11:16 There will be a highway for His redeemed people, the remnant saved from Assyria, as there was when the Israelites came up from Egypt.
Zechariah 8:11 For I do not feel the same now toward the remnant of these people, as I did in former days, They will now live in a productive Land, in peace and safety. Ref: REB. Some verses abridged.
'people of Ephraim'- Ephraim: the leader of the ten Northern tribes of Israel. They can now be identified with the UK and the USA, now 'rich and attractive' but have 'lost their way'. That is: They have gone away from the Laws of the Lord.
'a mighty punishment'- This is prophesied over 100 times in the Bible as the Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, a punishment that the Lord Himself instigates and clearly described as a coronal mass ejection: a sunstrike. Isaiah 30:26
'in Jerusalem a remnant of Judah will survive'- The Lord will protect a group of Messianic Jews. Isaiah 31:5 They will hide underground. Isaiah 29:4
' a remnant of Israel will return' - All the righteous Christian Israelites, whether they are true descendants of Abraham or those grafted in and all who 'call on the Name of the Lord', will be 'gathered and brought to the Holy Land'.
'They will live in a productive Land' - The fulfilment of the great promises to His people. Joel 5:18-20, Amos 9:13-15, Psalm 126:1-6
Jeremiah 5:1-2 Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note, search for anyone who acts justly or one who seeks the truth - that I might forgive that city. People may swear by the Lord, but in fact they perjure themselves.
Is it possible to find anyone there today, acting in real truth and justice?
Jeremiah 5:3 You look for righteousness. You have punished Your people, but they took no heed and refused to learn. They hardened their hearts and would not repent of their sins.
Israel and Judah, punished by their exiles, but they still don't truly repent.
Jeremiah 5:4-5 The Lord thought; these are only the common people, those that don't know the Laws of their God. I will go to their leaders and teachers, they should know the right ways. But, they too, have gone away from the right path and no longer keep the Laws or trust the Lord. Our leaders are often not good Christian examples and many false doctrines abound.
Jeremiah 5:6-9 So they will be struck down by disaster, for their rebellious deeds and apostasies are beyond counting. Why should I forgive them for this? Your children have forsaken Me, with idols and adulteries. Shall I fail to punish them for this? I will exact vengeance on these people.
Jeremiah 5:10-13 Prune the vine, lop off the branches, for they are not the Lord's. Faithless are Israel [the vine] and Judah [the fig tree], both faithless to Me, they both deny their God, saying: He does not see or care - no harm will come to us, we won't see war or want. The prophets just speak empty words, meaningless wind. Therefore, because they talk this way, I shall make My words a fire in your mouth and it will burn up these people like brushwood.
Apostate, atheistic Judah, the Jewish people, and Israel, the Christian peoples, are still similar to their ancestors. The clear prophetic warnings were ignored then and are ignored now. The 'burning' did not happen then, it is still future.
Jeremiah 5:14-19. I am bringing against you a distant nation, of mighty warriors, they will conquer you and destroy cities.But in those days, I shall not make an end of you. When you ask; Why has the Lord done this to us? You will say; it was because we forsook our God, so we must serve foreigners and live in another land. In ancient times Assyria conquered Israel then Babylon conquered Judah. Now their decreed punishment by exile is nearing completion.
Jeremiah 5:20-25 Proclaim this to the people of Israel and Judah - Listen you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see nothing, ears and hear nothing. Do you not fear your Maker and tremble before Me? But My people have a defiant and rebellious heart. They have rebelled and gone their own way. They did not acknowledge how the Lord gives the rain and their prosperity. Their wrong doing has upset natures order and their sins have kept away her bounty.
Jeremiah 5:26-31 For among My people there are scoundrels, who lay traps and prey upon others, They grow rich and fat, by turning a blind eye to wickedness. Shall I fail to punish them for this? There is an appalling outrage in this Land. Prophets prophesy lies, the Rabbis and priests rule by their own authority - that is the way the people like it. What will ye do in the end thereof? Isaiah 51:1-30
Reference; REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
Isaiah 58:1-2 Shout aloud without restraint, declare to My people, Israel, their sins. They seek guidance of Me day after day and say they delight in knowing My ways, as if they were a nation which had acted rightly and had not abandoned the just Laws of their God.
Isaiah 58:3-5 Why should we fast and work hard for God, when He seems to pay no heed? In fact you just serve your own interests on your holy day, keeping your workers employed. Your observance of a holy day leads only to trouble and strife, on such a day your 'fasting' [secular activities] means that you cannot expect your voice to be heard in heaven. Is that what you call a 'fast day', holy to the Lord? Just a day for a man to humble himself, bowing his head like a bulrush and repenting in sorrow.
Isaiah 58:6-7 This is the kind of 'fast day' that I require; to loose the chains of injustice, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke. To share your food with the hungry and to provide the homeless with shelter. When you see those without garments, to clothe them and to never evade your duty to your kinfolk.
Isaiah 58:8-9 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, your healing will appear, your righteousness will go before you and the glory of the Lord will follow you. Then you will call and the Lord will answer, you will cry for help and He will say; Here I am!
Isaiah 58:13-14 If you keep your Sabbath day holy by not doing as you please, making the Lords day worthy of honour and do not attend to your own affairs, then you will find joy in the Lord. He will give you dominion over the Land, the holding of your father, Jacob will be yours to enjoy.
Isaiah 58:11-12 The Lord will guide you always. He will satisfy your needs in the sun scorched Land and give you strength. You will be like a well watered garden, like an unfailing spring. Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and build upon ancient foundations. You will be called the restorers of houses and towns.
Psalm 125:1-5 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion; it cannot be shaken, it stands forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people, for now and evermore. Surely wicked rulers will not continue to control the Land allotted to the righteous, or the righteous may put their hand to injustice. Do good, Lord to Your people, to those who are upright in heart, but those who turn aside into crooked ways, let them suffer the penalty of evildoers
PEACE BE UPON ISRAEL. Reference: REB. some verses abridged.
'Surely wicked rulers will not continue to control the Land'- the apostate, atheistic and false religion peoples who currently occupy most that area originally promised to Abraham, will not stay much longer. The soon to happen, Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, will 'sun scorch' the entire Middle East, allowing His righteous Christian people to 'have dominion over the Land', and they will 'rebuild the ancient ruins'. Then, there will be truly; Peace upon Israel.
Psalm 144:5-8 Lord: Part the heavens, come down and touch the mountains, so they pour forth smoke. Send Your lightning flashes far and wide and speed Your arrows to their mark.
Reach out Your hand from on high and rescue me from the mighty turmoil. Save me from the power of enemies, whose every word is worthless and every oath is false.
The Lord will 'part the heavens', that is: the sky, our atmosphere and magnetosphere as prophesied in Rev. 6:14, Isaiah 34:4. This is what a massive CME will do when it strikes the earth. The microwave effect of its shortwave spectrum will penetrate the earth's crust, causing severe earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Amos 8:8, Nahum 1:5
'every word false', The Islamic code of Al Takkya encourages them to use deception when dealing with 'infidels'.
Psalm 145:14-21 In all His promises, the Lord keeps faith, He is unchanging in all His works. The Lord supports all who struggle in life, all those who lift their eyes to You in hope, He will feed and satisfy them in the time of His favour. The Lord is near to all who call to Him in sincerity, He fulfils the desires of those who fear Him, He hears their cry for help and saves them. The Lord watches over all who love Him, but the wicked, He will utterly destroy.
Psalm 147:1-6 How good it is to praise our God! He rebuilds Jerusalem and gathers in the scattered Israelites. It is He who heals the broken spirited and binds up their wounds. He knows all His people and calls them by name. Mighty is our God and great is His power and wisdom. He gives support to the humble and brings evildoers down.
'people' in verse 4 is normally translated 'stars', but from the context and as we see in Daniel 12:3, the Lord's holy people are 'like stars'. The Lord promises to save His people, 'all who call to him in sincerity'. Joel 2:32 Then to 'gather them in a rebuilt and regenerated Land', where He will 'feed them and satisfy all their needs'. The godless peoples and those who go to attack Israel: 'He will utterly destroy'.
Psalm 147:12-20 Jerusalem: Sing to the Lord, Zion: praise your God, for He has made your Land and cities whole again and blessed your inhabitants. He brings peace to the Holy Land and food in plenty. He commands the rain and snow to fall in their due seasons. To Jacob, He has revealed His Word: His statutes and decrees to Israel. He has not done that for the other nations.
Ref: REB,NIV. Some verses abridged.
The true God fearing Christian Israelites, that is: natural descendants and those grafted in, at last living in peace and security in all of that area promised to the Patriarchs, will then fulfil what God had originally planned for them, that is to be His witnesses and a 'light to the nations', spreading the Gospel of the coming Kingdom of Jesus. Isaiah 49:6, Isaiah 66:19, Revelation 14:1-7
Jeremiah 17:15-18 People say: Where is the fulfilment of God's Word? Let it come, if it can! It isn't just the prospect of the coming disaster that makes me follow the Lord. I do not wish for Your judgement, You know all my thoughts and desires. On that evil day, be my refuge, may my persecutors be confounded, may they, not I be terrified. Bring onto Your enemies Your Day of vengeance and destroy them utterly.
Psalm 2:1-4 He who sits enthroned in Heaven, laughs at the wicked who conspire against Him and His people. Angrily, He rebukes them with His wrath.
Acts 13:40-41 Beware lest you bring down upon yourselves the doom prophesied. Understand this and perish, you despisers of the truth, for I am doing a deed in your days, a deed that you will not believe when you are told of it.
Jeremiah 25:30-38 The Lord roars from on high, He thunders from His dwelling place, against His Land and those who dwell in it. This great noise reaches to the ends of the earth, for The Lord brings judgement to all the nations and indeed to all mankind. The godless and evil peoples will be fuel for the fire. Ruin spreads around the world from this mighty tempest and those killed on that Day will lie scattered as dung upon the earth. Cry out, you leaders and shepherds of My people for this is your time to go to the slaughter, you cannot flee from the Lord's fierce anger.
Jeremiah 4:23-28 I looked at the earth, it was in chaos, reeling to and fro, in darkness. Nobody could be seen and the land was a desolate wilderness, the towns ruined and deserted, because of the fierce anger of the Lord. The whole world will be affected but not completely destroyed. The earth will be in mourning for this. I have made known My purpose, I will not relent or change it.
Jeremiah 10:17-18 My people, gather up your goods and flee the country, for you are living under siege. The Lord says: This time, I shall throw out the whole population of the Land. I shall press them and squeeze them dry. Jeremiah 12:14
Isaiah 26:20-21 Go, My people enter your rooms and shut the door after you, withdraw for a little while, until the Lord's wrath has passed. The Lord is coming from His dwelling place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their sins, it will hide its transgressions no more.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 I alone, know My purpose for you, it is wellbeing and not misfortune, for you and your descendants. If you call Me and pray to Me, I shall listen to you. When you seek Me, you shall find Me, if you search wholeheartedly, I will let you find Me, says the Lord. I shall restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places to which I have banished you, then, I will restore you to the place from where you went into exile. Ref:REB,NIV,KJV.Some verses abridged.
The Lord has 'made known His purpose', that is to bring disaster onto the godless and the enemies of His people. This coming terrible Day of judgement will 'affect the whole world' and millions will die from the effects of the huge CME sunstrike that he will use. The Middle East will be cleared and cleansed and His Christian people, those who listened to His warnings and kept safe under shelter, will repopulate the Holy Land. As so clearly stated in Ezekiel 20:34-38, the righteous Israelites, now every true Christian believer, will gather and live again in all that Land promised to Abraham. They will live in peace and prosperity, in the new country of Beulah, Isaiah 62:4, sending out 144,000 missionaries to proclaim the forthcoming Kingdom of Jesus.
Psalm 110:1-4 The Lord [Y'hovah] says to my Lord, [Jesus] sit at My right hand and I shall make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet. You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 7:15-19
Your people will give You homage on the Day of Your power. On the Day of Your wrath, in Your glorious majesty, You will judge the nations; heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth. Jeremiah 25:33, Isaiah 24:1-23, Luke 3:17, Hebrews 10:27, 2 Peter 3:7 & 10, Revelation 14:18-20
Psalm 20:6-9 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed, He answers from His holy heaven with the saving power of His Right Hand. Some boast of chariots, some trust in horses, but our trust is in the Name of the Lord. Those things are brought down, but we rise up and stand firm.
Hebrews 10:12 Christ, having offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, took His seat at God's right hand, where He now waits until His enemies are made His footstool.
Psalm 17:13-15 Rise up, Lord and confront Your enemies and bring them down. Save us from the godless, by Your Hand; make an end to them, all those whose reward is of this world. May Your people, whom You cherish, have food in plenty, may their children have wealth and prosperity. Our plea to You is just: May we see and be blest with a vision of Your holiness.
Psalm 21:8-12Your Hand will reach Your enemies, God's Right hand will seize His foes. In His anger, when He acts, He will engulf them in a fiery furnace. Fire will consume them and it will rid mankind of their posterity. Though they plot evil against You and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed, for the Lord will aim His wrath at them and force them into flight.
Psalm 18:7-15 The earth shook because of His anger. Smoke, searing heat and devouring fire come out, as He parts the heavens. Thick darkness and vapour cover around Him, as a hail of glowing coals, lightning shafts and thunderous noise accompany Him. The earths foundations are laid bare at His rebuke, at the blast of His breath.
This is the 'Great and terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath. Zephaniah 3:8
Isaiah 2:14-18, Jeremiah 23:19-20, Ezekiel 20:47-48, Joel 2:1-11, Amos 8:8-9, Micah 1:4, Habakkuk 3:9-13, Zephaniah 1:14-18, Haggai 2:21-22, Zechariah 9:14, Malachi 4:1
'A Day of darkness, not of light', quite different from His Return in glory. Matt 24:27
It is the next prophesied event, that clears the holy Land in preparation for the great gathering of His Christian people in the new country of Beulah. Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 19:7-11The Laws of the Lord are perfect and revive the soul, His instructions never fail, they make the unlearned wise. His commands and precepts are right and pure, they give joy and understanding. The Lord's judgements are true and righteous, by them, Your servants are warned, in obeying Him there is great reward. Matthew 11:25 Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
Jeremiah 17:5-6 The Lord says: A curse upon anyone who trusts in mortals or expects help from fellow mankind, while their heart is far from their God and Maker. They will be like a lonely tree in the salt lands, when good comes, they will be unaware of it. Psalm 146:3-4, Isaiah 2:22
Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is anyone who trusts in the Lord and is confident of His deliverance. They will be as trees planted by a stream, when the heat comes, it will not wilt, but stays green and bears fruit. Romans 8:18, Jeremiah 4:2
Jeremiah 17:9-11The heart of mankind is deceitful, desperately sick - who can fathom it? I, the Lord, searches the mind and tests the heart, requiting each one for their conduct and as their deeds deserve. Those who gain wealth unjustly will be judged, they are fools in the end. Psalm 14:1, Romans 2:8
Jeremiah 17:12-14 The place of our sanctuary is like a glorious throne, exalted from the beginning. The Lord, on whom the hope of Israel is fixed, all those who reject You will be written in the dust.
Heal me, Lord, and I shall be healed. Save me and I shall be saved, for You are the One that I praise. Isaiah 57:16-19
Jeremiah 17:15-18 Others ask me: Where is the fulfilment of God's Word? Let it come, if it can. It is not the prospect of disaster that makes me trust You, You know it is not my desire to see the coming Day of terror. You know all that I have spoken. Save me on the Day of disaster, protect me in Your refuge. Let my enemies be shocked, may they be terrified on that evil Day. Destroy them with Your double destruction. 2 Peter 2:3b, Jeremiah 11:20 Ref: REB.
Note, that it is 'the Day of terror and disaster' that is the next prophesied event. Not a 'rapture' of the church, not WW3, not the Tribulation, or the Return of Jesus, but the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, the Sixth Seal: so comprehensively prophesied throughout the Bible.
The dilemma that we face, is how to prepare for this forthcoming Day? Should we take sensible precautions, such as an underground shelter and food storage? Looking at the verse in Isaiah 29:4, where it says how the Jewish remnant in Jerusalem will hide in underground bunkers, then perhaps we do need to think how we can avoid being burned 'when the heat comes'. As this event will be a coronal mass ejection from the sun, it will affect each country for just the day portion of the 24 hour period, then to keep under cover should suffice. Keep away from any electrical wires or cables. Prepare for extreme heat, up to 150c - 350f. Malachi 4:1 There will be earthquakes; Revelation 6:12, Isaiah 13:13, Isaiah 29:6, Joel 2:10, so care is needed so as not to be trapped in a basement if the building above collapses.
Isaiah 26:20-21 Go, My people, enter your rooms until the Lord's wrath has passed.
The biggest problem that we will face after that Day, will be food supplies. There will no longer be any deliveries to supermarkets and all our modern infrastructure will be destroyed.
But we have this promise: Psalm 111:5 He provides food for those who fear Him.....
Do not 'trust in mortals or help from fellow mankind ', be confident in His deliverance'. He will save His Christian people and they will gather and live in the new country of Beulah. Isa 62:1-5
Ezekiel 43:1-9 I went to the East gate and there I saw the glory of the Lord coming with the sound of a mighty torrent. The earth shone with His glory, it came in and filled the Temple, the place of His throne where He will dwell among the Israelites forever. Neither they or their rulers will defy the Lord again by their idolatry and sins.
Ezekiel 43:10-11 Ezekiel, tell them about the Temple and let them be ashamed for their sins. If they repent and are remorseful for what they have done, then describe to them the new Temple, to be built on the Holy mountain. Make detailed plans for them to follow and carry out, with all the instructions for its operation.
Ezekiel 46:1-3 The East gate is to be kept closed during the six days of the working week, to be opened only on Sabbaths and at the new moon. When the ruler, [The prince in the NIV & KJV] comes in, he is to stand by the East gatepost, while the priests sacrifice his offerings. He is to bow down in worship and then to leave. The people must also bow in worship at that gate. Malachi 1:5
Ezekiel, the prophet, lived during the period between the exile of the Northern tribes and the Jewish captivity. His prophecies about the Land and the Temple have not yet happened, as when the Jewish remnant returned under Nehemiah, that Temple didn't receive the Shekinah Glory. All of Ezekiel chapters 40 - 48, await fulfilment and note that this must be before the Return of Jesus, as the 'ruler'of all the Israelites makes sacrifices and worships the Lord at the New Temple. Jeremiah 30:21, Hosea 1:11, Zechariah 14:21
He is tramping out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. Isaiah 63:1-6
Revelation 14:18-20 From the altar came the angel who has authority over fire and he called out to the angel with the sharp sickle: "Gather the harvest, the grape clusters are ripe." They were gathered and thrown into the great winepress of God's wrath. Blood flowed from the press for 200 miles. Habakkuk 3:12, Amos 5:17, Jeremiah 6:9
He has loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword. Ezekiel 21:15, Matthew 24:27
Ezekiel 30:1-8 Prophesy! The Lord says: Cry out, for the terrible Day is near, the Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, His Day of Reckoning upon the nations. A sword will come upon Egypt and there will be disaster in all of the Arab lands. Those who support Egypt will fall and all who live along the Nile will die. When I set Egypt on fire, the land will become totally desolate and ruined. They will all know that I am the Lord, on that Day. Ref: REB. Some verses abridged.
The Lord's Day of reckoning - a Day of fire, His terrible Day of vengeance and wrath, will be an unexpected and shocking event, that will cause destruction throughout the Middle East. It will be the fulfilment of Psalm 83 and Micah 4:11-12. Other prophesies make it clear that the whole world will be affected and that it will take the form of a coronal mass ejection sunstrike. A really big, earth directed CME will have all the effects described, but it quickly passes, leaving the Holy Land ready for His righteous Christian people to gather and settle there. The rest of the world's nations will form a One world Government.
His Truth is marching on! The Truth of the Prophetic Word. What God really plans for His holy people. Isaiah 49:8
1 Corinthians 10:11 What happened to your ancestors are examples and were recorded as warnings for us, on whom the end of the ages has come.
Zechariah 2:1-5 I looked and saw a man measuring Jerusalem. It will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and livestock within it. The Lord says; I, Myself will be a wall of fire around it and a Glorious Presence within it. [Spiritually, not physically present]
Although it has usually been assumed that these verses apply to the Millennium period, a careful study of the context and matching passages, especially Ezekiel chapters 40 to 48 and Ezekiel 38:8 & 11, shows that all this will happen before the Return of Jesus.
Zechariah 2:6-9 Come away, flee from the land of the North, flee from your dispersion around the world. The Lord says: Escape from Babylon, you people of Zion. My mission is to speak out against those nations that have plundered you, that 'have touched the apple of His eye'. He will surely raise His hand against them and their former slaves will plunder them.
As soon as the time period decreed for the exile of Israel: 2730 years, now the Christian peoples, and the exile of Judah: 1960 years, now the Jewish State of Israel, is completed, the Lord will call them out of Babylon. [1st Exodus: from Egypt, 2nd Exodus: from "Babylon" - a metaphor for the godless nations] He will punish those who caused trouble to His people and they will take goods and treasure back to the land with them. Exodus 12:35-36
Zechariah 2:10-12 Shout and be glad, people of Zion, for the Lord is coming and He will dwell among you. Many nations will give their allegiance to Him on that Day and you will know that I have brought His message to you. He will claim the portion of Judah in the Holy Land and will again make Jerusalem His city.
'The Lord is coming,He will dwell among you'. This will happen first with the Shekinah glory in the new Temple, Ezekiel 43:4, then later, at the Return of Jesus.
'Many nations', not the whole world, as it will be after the Return. Revelation 15:4
'Jerusalem, His city', This will be completely fulfilled at the end of the Millennium. Revelation 21:1-4
Zechariah 2:13 Let all mortals be silent, because the Lord has roused Himself and come down from His holy dwelling place. Isaiah 28:21
This refers to the next prophesied event - the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, a worldwide judgement of fire against His enemies.
Zechariah 3:9-10 In a single Day, I will wipe away the guilt of this Land. On that Day, you will call everyone your neighbour, under the vine and under the fig tree.
Israel - the vine, Judah - the fig tree, rejoined at last. Ezekiel 37:15-23 All the Lord's holy people, Christian Israelites.
This time, the Lord will help His people by destroying their enemies in a single Day. From this and other prophecies, we know that this will be a coronal mass ejection, a sunstrike.
Jeremiah 25:30-31 The Lord roars from on high, from His dwelling place, against all the inhabitants of the Land. The noise reaches the ends of the earth as He brings judgement against all the nations and the wicked peoples will be killed.
Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
Isaiah 8:5-8 The Lord says: Because this nation [Judah] has rejected the gentle water of Shiloh, [Isaiah 5:24 -the Laws and Covenant of God] then I will bring against them a flood. [foreign armies] They will sweep through Judah and conquer the whole Land. [This was the Babylonian captivity] Isaiah 5:13, 2 Kings 17:18-20
Isaiah 8:9-10 Take note, you nations, you too will be shattered. Listen you distant peoples of the earth, prepare yourselves , devise your plans, but they will not be carried out, for the Lord is with His people. Deuteronomy 32:31-38
Isaiah 8:11-15 The Lord told me not to follow the ways of this people, not to agree to any alliance or treaty that they agree to or to fear what they fear. Isaiah 28:14-15 The Lord is the One that you must regard with fear and awe, He is the One you must hold sacred. But for the House of Israel and the House of Judah, He will be as a stone that causes people to trip and for the people of Jerusalem, He will be as a trap, that makes many fall and suffer.
Isaiah 8:16 Bind up the message, seal the instruction, so that it cannot be consulted by My disciples. 2 Timothy 4:3-4, Isaiah 29:11
Isaiah 8:17-18 I shall wait eagerly for the Lord, who is hiding His face from Israel, I shall put my trust in Him. Here we are, all children of our Lord - we are the signs and symbols of Israel sent by The Lord, whose Temple is in Mt Zion. 1 Peter 1:5
Isaiah 8:19-22 Others will suggest that you consult mediums and spiritualists, who whisper and mutter, but why ask the dead for instruction, when what they say brings no light? So despondency and fear will come over those people, in their futile search for the truth, they will rebel against their rulers and their gods. Wherever they look, all is gloom and darkness and there will be no escape for them. Hosea 4:12, Jeremiah 29:8-9, Isaiah 66:17
Isaiah 33:13-16 You dwellers afar off, hear what I have done, acknowledge My might, you that are near at hand. The godless sinners in Zion quake with terror, with trembling they ask: Can any of us live with a devouring fire, in perpetual flames? The people who behave uprightly and speak the truth, who scorn to enrich themselves by extortion or bribery. Those who keep their ears and eyes from evil, it is these people who will dwell in safety, with their food assured and water never failing them. No one living there will say; I am sick and the sins of the people who live in the Land will be pardoned. Psalm 103:1-5, Ezekiel 37:20 Reference: REB some verses abridged
Bind up the message, seal the instruction, so it cannot be consulted by My disciples. Deuteronomy 29:4, Isaiah 29:11 It is no wonder that the Christian church cannot sort out or properly understand prophecy. The Lord actually does not want most people to know His plans, however the prophetic Word has been given to us for a reason and those who genuinely apply themselves, putting aside all preconceived notions and false teaching; then it is possible to discern our future. Hosea 12:10
Here we are, all children of our Lord; true Christian believers from every tribe, race, nation and language. We are the signs and symbols of the Israel of God.
Isaiah 5:18-19, 2 Peter 3:3-6, Ezekiel 33:33
Jeremiah 17:15 & 18 People ask me: when will be the fulfilment of God's Word?
May my enemies be confounded, may they, not I, be terrified. Bring upon them Your Day of disaster, destroy them completely.
Isaiah 42:14-15 Long have I restrained Myself, I kept silence and held Myself in check. Now I groan like a woman in labour, I shall lay waste to all the land and dry up the rivers and lakes.
Deuteronomy 32:34All this I have in reserve, sealed up in My storehouses until the Day of punishment and vengeance. For the Day, when My enemies make a mistake, the Day of their downfall is near, their doom is fast approaching.
2 Peter 2:3b & 6-7 Judgement has long been in preparation for them, [false prophets and ungodly people] destruction waits for them with unsleeping eyes.
God reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes as an object lesson for the ungodly in future days.
2 Peter 3:7 & 10 The present heaven and earth are reserved for fire, on the Day of judgement and the destruction of the ungodly. The Day of the Lord will come unexpectedly.The heavens will disappear with a roar and flaming fire will bring all the earth into judgement. Isaiah 34:4, Revelation 6:14
Zephaniah 3:8 Wait for Me, for the Day that I accuse you and pour out My burning anger. The whole earth will be consumed by the fire of My wrath.
Zephaniah 1:14-18 The great Day of the Lord is near and coming fast. It will be a Day of wrath and torment, of death and destruction. Dire distress will come upon people, their blood and guts will spill out like filth, nothing will save them. He will make a sudden and terrible end to all who live in the Land. [All of the Holy Land, Amos 1 & 2, Ezekiel 30:1-5]
Isaiah 26:11 Lord, You are ready to act, but people don't see it, let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them.
Isaiah 17:4-10 On that Day Jacobs strength will fail, all will look to their Maker- the Holy One of Israel. On that Day, your cities will be abandoned, because you have forgotten the Lord, your strength and protector. Jacob, now the Christian Israelites of God, scattered around the world]
Jeremiah 50:23 & 32The Lord has opened His armoury and brought out the weapons of His wrath, for this is a work for Him to do in the land of His enemies. The proud and ungodly will fall, I will kindle a fire in your towns, it will devour all around it.
Isaiah 30:27-28 & 26a See! The Lord comes from afar, His anger blazing and His doom heavy, like a devouring fire, He sieves the nations for destruction. On that Day, the sun will shine with seven times its normal strength, like seven days in one. A CME sunstrike.
Isaiah 30:26b On that Day, the Lord will save His people and heal their wounds.
Psalm 149:1-9 Sing to the Lord a new song, sing His praises in the assembly of His loyal servants. Let the people of Zion exult in their Maker and King. For the Lord accepts the service of His people and crowns the lowly with victory. Let the high praises of God be on their lips and a two edged sword in their hand to deal vengeance on the nations and punish the heathen, as is decreed upon them. This is glory for all who obey the Lord. All who obey the Lord: every true Christian believer. Reference: Revised English Bible.
Psalm 7:1-5 Lord my God, in You I find refuge, protect me from my pursuers, those who want to kill me. I have not stained my hands with guilt or committed any evil deed, if I had - let my enemy come and trample my honour into the dust.
Psalm 7:6-11 Arise, Lord, in Your anger, rouse Yourself in wrath against those who oppose Your servants. You who ordained that justice must be done, awake now! Let the peoples come, You that sit on high and pass sentence on the nations. Uphold the cause of Your righteous servants, Your innocent people. You, who search the hearts and minds of everyone, support the righteous and contain the wicked. I rely on the Lord to shield me, He saves the honest, in His righteous anger He will judge justly.
Psalm 7:12-16 The enemy prepares his weapons and makes ready to attack. It is against himself that his deadly shafts tipped with fire, will recoil upon. The godless are in partnership with the devil, plotting mischief and conceiving lies. They work hard at their plans to cause the downfall of God's people, but what they have prepared will fall onto their own heads. Obadiah 15, Isaiah 8:9-10
David, the psalmist/prophet, states his innocence. He asks that the Lord, in His righteousness will 'pass sentence on the godless nations'and give him refuge and protection. Psalm 24:3-5
Verses 12-16 seem to be entirely end time prophecy, as what is described here did not happen to David. Now, in these times, we have real 'deadly shafts tipped with fire', nuke tipped missiles. Our enemies are fanatical religionists and political extremists, who plot nothing less than the domination of the world. Any means of achieving that goal is permissible to them and now population pressure coupled with natural disasters, creating land and resource shortages, this makes some kind of extreme action inevitable.
''They will fall into the pit of their own making" the Lord will act at the moment of attack by the means of a coronal mass ejection, that will strike initially with a high powered electromagnetic pulse, [this will cause the effect described as 'the sky rolled up like a scroll'] making even weapons hidden underground to explode. In fact, some of the prophecies about the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, specifically say that the military power of the nations will be destroyed. Psalm 46:9, Psalm 76:3, Jeremiah 49:35, Jeremiah 50:23 & 30, Amos 5:9, Joel 3:4
Psalm 58:11 It will be said: There is after all reward for the righteous and there is after all a God who dispenses justice on earth.
Psalm 7:17 I shall praise the Lord for His righteousness and sing praises to His Name.
Reference: Revised English Bible. Some verses abridged.
Psalm 102:12-14 You, Lord are enthroned forever, Your fame will endure to all generations. You will arise and have mercy on Zion, for it is time to take pity on her; the appointed time has come. The Land is dear to Your servants, even the dust and stones moves them to pity.
Psalm 102:15-17 The nations will revere Your Name and all the earthy leaders; Your glory, when You rebuild Zion again. On that Day You will hear the prayer of the destitute, He will not spurn their plea.
Psalm 102:18-22 This will be written down for future generations, so that people as yet unborn may praise the Lord. He looks down from His sanctuary on high and surveys the earth. He hears the groans of the captives and He sets free those under a death sentence. So; when the peoples are assembled to worship, in Jerusalem, the Name of Y'hovah will be praised.
Psalm 103:6-14 The Lord is righteous in all He does, He gives justice to those wronged. He revealed His ways to Moses and showed mighty deeds to the Israelites. The Lord is compassionate and gracious, longsuffering and He will not keep His anger forever. He has not treated us as our sins deserve, but as the heavens are far above the earth, so is His love for those who fear Him.In His compassion for us, He puts our offences far away, for He knows how we were made and remembers that we are but dust.
Psalm 106:4-5 Remember me, Lord, when you show favour to Your people, look on me when you save them, that I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones, so that I may rejoice in Your nations joy and exult with Your own people.
Psalm 106:47-48 Deliver us, Lord our God and gather us from the nations, so that we may give thanks to Your holy Name, we will make Your praise our pride. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting - and the people say: AMEN. PRAISE THE LORD!
Isaiah 49:8-11 The Lord says; In the time of My favour, on the Day of Deliverance, I will come to your aid, you are My people; destined to be a light to the nations and to restore the Land. Go free now and in the Land, you will find food and water in plenty. It will not be too hot when the one who loves you will guide you along highways. My people, coming from all parts of the world, will shout for joy as they enter the Land. For the Lord has comforted His people in their distress. Ref: REB. Some verses abridged.
These verses describe a deliverance of 'those who fear the Lord'. This applies to every true Christian believer, now the Israel of God. Gal.6:16
As 'He looks down from on high and sets free the exiles', so this must occur before the Return of Jesus. 'My people, destined to be a light to the nations and to restore the Land'. This is the second Exodus - 'His people, coming from all parts of the world', will live in the new country of Beulah in peace and security. It is them who greet the Returning Jesus with- 'Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord'.
Isaiah 5:7 The vineyard of the Lord is Israel and Judah is the plant that He cherished. Instead of justice, He found oppression and instead of righteousness, there was ungodlyness. Israel, the 'vine' and Judah, the 'fig tree' are still separate, they must be tested and judged before their final reunion and restoration. Isaiah 27:2-5
Isaiah 5:8-23 Woe and disaster will come to all those who amass property, they will be brought to ruin. Jeremiah 25:34-38
Woe and disaster to all who drink and eat to excess, without any thought for their Maker. They will be brought down and humbled.
Woe and disaster to those godless people who scoff and say: Let the Lord bring it on, so that we may see His work.
Woe and disaster to those who call evil good and good evil.
Woe and disaster to those who are wise in their own estimation.
Woe and disaster to those who take bribes and deny justice to those in the right.
For the Lord is exalted by His judgement and by His righteousness, He reveals His holiness. Jeremiah 5:9-11
Isaiah 5:24-25 As fire consumes the stubble and flames burn up the chaff, they will all disappear like fine dust. For they have spurned their Maker and rejected the Word of the Holy One of Israel. His anger is roused against His people and as He strikes them down, the mountains tremble. Their corpses lay like refuse in the streets, yet His anger has not abated. Jeremiah 4:11-19, Jeremiah 9:21-22, Matthew 3:12, 2 Peter 3:17, Revelation 6:12-17
Isaiah 5:26-30 The Lord will call on a distant army, they will come with great speed. They are fully prepared and ready to carry out His decree. With a great roaring noise, they will seize their prey, over all the land there will be darkness and distress, as the light is darkened by the gathering clouds. Amos 5:18-20
A real army would not cause darkness over the land, or make a 'roaring noise like the thunder of the ocean'. Therefore this 'army' is an allegory, paralleled by Joel 2:1-11 and what it describes, in this and many other prophesies is a coronal mass ejection that burns up His enemies, 'like stubble and chaff'. They disappear like 'fine dust', obviously something very dramatic must happen to cause the cosmic effects and the literal fulfilment of what is described to happen over all the earth. Isaiah 13:11-13
Jeremiah 5:26-31 For among My people, there are scoundrels, who lay traps and prey upon others. They grow rich and fat, by turning a blind eye to wickedness. Shall I fail to punish them for this? There is an appalling outrage in the Land, prophets prophesy lies and the Rabbi's and priests rule by their own authority - that is how the people like it. What will you do at the time of the end?
Ezekiel 20:38 I shall purge you of those who revolt and rebel against Me. I shall take them out of the lands where they now live, but they will not set foot on the soil of Israel. Thus, you will know that I am the Lord. Ref: REB. some verses abridged.
Jeremiah 11:6-8 The Lord said: Proclaim the terms of the Covenant to Judah. I gave solemn warning to your forefathers, obey Me - I told them. But they did not obey, so I brought upon them all the penalties that I had warned about.
Both Israel and Judah were exiled from the Land, as punishment for their sins. Jeremiah 2:7-8
Jeremiah 11:9-14 The Lord says: Now, the inhabitants of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem conspire against Me, both the House of Israel and the House of Judah have gone back to the sins of their forefathers. Therefore, I am about to bring upon them a disaster from which they cannot escape. They may cry to Me for help, but I will not listen. Do not pray for these people, for I will not listen to them when they call to Me in the hour of their disaster.
The Jewish people and the Israelites scattered around the world, who refuse to acknowledge and obey the Lord, will not be protected in "the hour of disaster". But Christians of any ethnicity, can call upon the Lord for His protection. Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21
Jeremiah 11:15-17 What right have My people to be in My holy place, with their sinful ways? Can any sacrifice or offering atone for your evil ways and ward off the disaster that threatens you? Now, you will feel sharp anguish, once you were His holy people, now, with the roar of a mighty storm, He will burn up and consume you. The Lord, who had planted you has decreed disaster for both the House of Israel and the House of Judah because of their evil ways, provoking His anger.
'burn up and consume' - The coming fire judgement, prophesied over 70 times. 2 Peter 3:7
Jeremiah 12:14 These are the words of the Lord about all those evil neighbours who have encroached onto the Land which I allotted to My people Israel, as their holding: I shall uproot them from their places and I shall uproot the House of Judah from among them.
Jeremiah 21:14 I shall punish you as your deeds deserve, I shall kindle a fire in your Land, it will devour everything around it.
Jeremiah 25:30-33 he Lord roars from on high, He thunders from His dwelling place, He shouts against all the inhabitants of the Land. The great noise reaches the ends of the earth, the Lord brings a charge against all mankind and has handed the wicked over to the sword. Ruin spreads from nation to nation from a worldwide mighty tempest and those slain on that day will lie scattered from one end of the earth to the other, they will be as dung spread over the ground.
Isaiah 29:5-6 Yet the horde of your enemies will crumble into dust. Suddenly, in an instant, punishment will come from Y'hovah with thunder, earthquake and a flame of devouring fire. Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
This terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, will bring severe judgement to all the inhabitants of Greater Israel. Ezekiel 20:46-48 The coronal mass ejection that the Lord will use on that Day will affect the whole world, and then Jeremiah 30 and Ezekiel 36,tell us of how His righteous Christian people will gather in Israel, to be His people and the Lord, their God.
The 2000 year Church age is nearly over.
Deuteronomy 32:34-35 & 43 I have sealed up in My storehouse, punishments against My enemies, waiting for the Day of vengeance and wrath, at the moment their foot slips. For the Day of their downfall is near, their doom is fast approaching. Y'hovah will punish those who hate Him and cleanse His peoples Land.
Isaiah 2:21 On that Day, the Lord will arise and strike the world with terror.
Isaiah 13:1-8 My troops, eager for victory, with the weapons of the Lord's wrath.
Jeremiah 4:20 Crash follow crash, for the whole land goes down in ruin. Suddenly my tents are thrown down, my coverings in an instant.
Isaiah 66:6 The noise and distress that you hear, is the Lord dealing retribution to His foes.
Psalm 110:1-6 In glorious majesty He judges the nations, shattering heads throughout the wide earth. Habakkuk 3:12
Judgement of fire: A coronal mass ejection from the sun will strike the earth:
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes, burning like a furnace, all arrogant evildoers will be as stubble, they will be destroyed in a fiery blaze.
Isaiah 29:5-6 Suddenly, in an instant, punishment will come, storms, earthquakes and a flame of devouring fire.
Isaiah 66:16 The Lord will judge with fire and sword, many will be slain by Him.
Ezekiel 21:28 A sword of slaughter will flash like lightening.
Isaiah 10:17-19 Sudden destruction. As sudden as someone falling in a fit.
Psalm 21:8-9 Your hand will reach all Your enemies, all who hate You. In Your anger, You will engulf them as in a fiery furnace and fire will consume them.
Ezekiel 20:47-48 Say to the Land: I am about to kindle a fire in you, it will consume all flammable material, its fiery flame cannot be put out and everyone will be scorched by it.
Destroyed at the moment of attack
Amos 5:9 He makes destruction flash forth against the mighty.
Psalm 140:9 When those who beset me raise their heads, may their conspiracies engulf them.
Habakkuk 3:14 You pierce their leaders with Your arrows, they are swept away by a whirlwind as they open their jaws to secretly devour their victims.
Psalm 37:12-15 The wicked have drawn their swords and strung their bows, to slaughter the righteous. Their weapons will cut their own hearts and their bows will be shattered.
Psalm 7:12-16 The enemy prepares to attack, he has conceived mischief and given birth to lies. He has dug a deep pit, but he himself will fall into it.
Psalm 9:15-17 The wicked are trapped in their own devices. The wicked depart to Sheol, all the nations who are heedless of the Lord. Ref: REB. Verses abridged
Nuclear tipped missiles are prepared for launching. At the moment the firing button is pressed, a massive CME strikes the area. The electro- magnetic pulse causes the bombs and the missiles to explode on the ground.
Hebrews 10:27..the terrifying judgement of a fierce fire, that will consume God's enemies
2 Peter 3:7 By the Word of God, the present heavens and earth are being reserved for burning; they are being kept until the Day of judgement when the godless will be destroyed. Matthew 3:10-12, Revelation 14:18-20
The Apostles are telling us the next time that the Lord will judge it will be with fire. In the days of Noah, He judged with water and the rainbow is His promise that He will never again flood the earth. It is awful to think it, but there are a great many prophecies that describe this coming fire judgement. Spiritually, it is only when fire comes: consuming the sins of ourselves and of nations, that people will fall down and proclaim 'the Lord, He is our God'. Literally, it will be the way that He will destroy His enemies, in this coming confrontation in the Middle East and tests His Christian people throughout the world.
This terrible and shocking event, will be so severe that every person will be revealed for what they really are. This crisis will show the real nature of the worlds enmity against God. At the same time it will reveal the true condition of every Christian. 1 Cor. 3:13 Many of us are well fed, enjoying a very comfortable lifestyle and can sing Hallelujah, Amen, with great fervour, but when the terrifying fire judgement hits the earth, will we stand firm in our trust for His protection? When electric power fails, when all telephone, radio and internet communications are destroyed, food supplies cut off and armed gangs roam the streets? Isaiah 24:10-13
Isaiah 29:13-14 Because this people worship Me with empty words and pay Me lip service while their hearts are far from Me and their religion is but a human precept, learned by rote: therefore I shall shock them, adding shock to shock, The wisdom of their wise will vanish and understanding will be lost.
A very large percentage of the Bible is a message to us, today in the end times. Most of the events, such as the Exodus and the history of the Israelites are examples of what we will now experience. 1 Corinthians 10:11 We must learn from them and act according to the lessons learnt. Although I am not a theologian, I can read plain words, words that mean things and unless you ignore or allegorize what the prophets are trying to tell us, then a literal understanding will enlighten us as to what will soon happen to this world.
I do not subscribe to the unscriptural theory, which says that God's people are going to be 'raptured' and removed from the earth before this time of trial comes. The whole message of salvation, of discipleship, and coming into the maturity of a Christian is a preparation for a time of testing.
1 Corinthians 10:13 So far you have faced no trial beyond human endurance. God will not test you beyond your powers, but when the test comes he will enable you to endure under it.
John 17:15 Jesus prayed: I do not pray that You take them out of this world, but that You protect them from the evil one.
Luke 21:34-36Be on your guard, keep alert, so that the great Day does not catch you unready, for that Day will come on everyone the whole world over. Pray for the strength to pass through all that is coming and then to stand in His presence.
Acts 14:22....that to enter the Kingdom of God, we must undergo many hardships.
Ref: REB, some verses abridged
Jeremiah 50:22-25 The noise of battle is heard all over the earth, the sound of destruction. See how the hammer of the whole world is broken and shattered, how desolate is Babylon among the nations! Babylon, you have set a snare for yourself, now you are caught unawares, because you challenged the Lord - the Creator. He has opened His armoury and brought out the weapons of His wrath, for this is a work for the Sovereign Lord to do in the lands of His enemies.
'Babylon' is a metaphor for the ungodly nations and alliances. The final fulfilment of this prophecy will be the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath. 'The hammer of the whole world'refers to military forces. 'The weapon of His wrath'- will be a massive CME sunstrike. Deut. 32:34-35, Isaiah 30:26-28, Isaiah 66:15-16
Jeremiah 50:26-27 & 29-30 Come against them from every quarter, destroy their food stores. Wreak destruction upon them, put all warriors to the sword. Woe betide them their Day of Reckoning has come. Rain arrows upon them from all sides, let no one escape. Repay their deeds, for they have defied the Holy One of Israel. Therefore their young men will fall in the streets and all soldiers will lie still in death on that Day. Isaiah 34:5-8, Psalm 46:8-9, Psalm 76:3
Jeremiah 50:31-32 I am against you, you proud and insolent people, now your time has come - your Day of Reckoning, you will fall, with no one to help you. I will kindle a fire in your towns and it will devour all around them.
This is the fire judgement prophesied over 70 times in the Bible: Malachi 4:1, Isaiah 9:18-20, Joel 2:1-11 +
Jeremiah 50:33-34 The Lord says this; The peoples of Israel and Judah are oppressed, held fast in foreign lands. But they have a powerful advocate, His Name is Y'hovah. He will vigorously defend their cause, so that He may bring rest to their Land, but turmoil to His enemies.
Isaiah 17:4-14, Lamentations 4:22, Ezekiel 36:7-12
Jeremiah 50:4-6 My people were like lost sheep, their leaders have not kept them safe and they have forgotten their true inheritance. In those days, at that time, the peoples of Israel and Judah will come together and in tears go in search of their God. They will ask the way to Zion, turning their faces toward that Land. They will say: Let us join ourselves to the Lord in an everlasting Covenant, never to be forgotten. ..search for their God -true Christian believers; before the Return of Jesus.
Jeremiah 50:28 I hear the voices of those who flee and escape from Babylon [the godless nations] They declare in Zion, how the Lord has taken vengeance, retribution for His Holy place. Psalm 25:12-14, Isaiah 54:10, Jeremiah 32:37-41, Ezekiel 37:21-28, Hosea 14:4-9 Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
Verse 28 is very significant. It says how those who survive the Day of Reckoning and who emigrate from 'foreign lands', will then live in the Holy Land. His people, 'like lost sheep', will travel to and gather in their inheritance - the second Exodus. Ezekiel 34:11-31, Isaiah 35:1-10 They will praise the Lord for His salvation and how he has cleared the Land of enemies. Psalm 58:10-11, Isaiah 51:1-8
Isaiah 28:21 The Lord will arise as He did on Mt Perazim, [1 Chron. 14:11] and storm with rage as He did in the valley of Gibeon, [Joshua 10:9-15] to do what He must do, to perform a strange and alien task.
Isaiah 29:5 Suddenly, in an instant the horde of your enemies will crumble into dust, punishment will come from the Lord, with thunder, earthquakes, with storm and tempest and flames of devouring fire.
Isaiah 13:6-13 Cry out: for the Day of the Lord is at hand, it will come in a mighty destruction. Fear will grip everyone, men will lose courage at the coming disaster. That cruel Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath is coming to reduce all the earth to a desolation and to destroy the evil and godless people on it. It will be a Day of darkness, in the day that the Lord brings disaster onto the world and due punishment to the wicked. He will put an end to arrogance and will humble the pride of the ruthless. Humans will become as scarce as fine gold, on the Day that the heavens will be moved and the earth shaken from its place, at the wrath of the Lord, in the Day of His blazing anger. Ref. REB, some verses abridged.
As Isaiah tells us: The Lord has in the past acted to destroy His enemies and now, once again, He will act in His creation. Isaiah 42:14 Long have I restrained Myself, now I shall take action.... Isaiah 59:18, Isaiah 63:1-6, Isaiah 64:1-2, Psalm 68:1-2, Jeremiah 12:14, Deut.32:26-35
1/ The Lord will arise, to perform a strange task- to punish His enemies, the attackers of Israel and to humble the godless. , will be history.
2/ Punishment will come from the Lord- not a nuclear war or anything instigated by man.
3/ Suddenly, in an instant - This is the event that 'will come like a thief'.
4/.. earthquakes- Earthquakes will be caused by the microwave effect of the electromagnetic pulse in a massive coronal mass ejection. A CME sunstrike.
5/ devouring fire - The fireball of the superheated hydrogen plasma of a CME.
6/ the Day of the Lord is at hand- This is the logical result of most of mankind's rejection of God and His Laws.
7/ Fear will grip everyone - This sudden and shocking event will terrify all those people unaware of God's plans.
8/ a mighty destruction, to reduce the earth to desolation- A worldwide disaster, that will destroy all our modern infrastructure.
9/ a day of darkness - The sun is obsured by the approaching mass and the smoke from city and forest fires and ash from volcanoes.
10/ Humans will become scarce - Millions will die from the initial strike and millions more from the main strike 24 hours later. Jeremiah 9:22
11/ the heavens move - the magnetosphere and the atmosphere will be pushed aside at the point od impact.
12/ the earth will shake from its place- the hit from this CME may cause the earths orbit to speed up, thereby giving us a 360 day year, which is the prophetic year, as in Daniel and Revelation.
13/ His blazing anger - It is appropriate that the Lord will use the sun, our life sustainer, to judge mankind. A CME solar flare perfectly fulfils all the prophesied effects, but it will quickly pass by, leaving the world to recover. A world that will never be the same again and the stage will be set for all the other prophesied things to happen before the Return of Jesus for His Millennium reign.
Ezekiel 7:2-13 The Lord says: The end is coming to the Land of Israel and devastation upon all four corners of the earth.The end of the age is upon you, I shall unleash My anger and call all to account for their conduct. I will repay you for all your detestable practices and will neither pity nor spare you. Disasters are coming, doom comes to you; dwellers in the Land, the Day is near, very soon a Day of panic will burst upon you.
Ezekiel 7:14-16The trumpet has sounded and all are ready, but no one goes to war, for the wrath of the Lord has fallen upon them. Outside is the sword, in the cities will be plague and famine. If any escape to the hills, there I shall kill them, for their sins.
Ezekiel 7:17-19 Every hand will hang limp and people will wet their pants with fright. They will put on sackcloth, shuddering with terror and covered with the shame of their iniquities. Their idols and treasure will not save them on the Day of the Lord's fury, all their gold, silver and possessions will be as useless rubbish.
Ezekiel 6:7-10 As the dead fall about you, you will know that I, the Lord, have done this. But among the nations there will be some who will survive My punishment. My people, those in exile, scattered around the world, will remember Me and they will hate themselves for their evil deeds. They will know that the Lord did not threaten in vain, when the prophets said that this terrible calamity will come upon the earth.
Ezekiel 6:11-14 The Lord says: Show regret for your abominable ways, you people of Israel, for many will die from the judgement I bring,thus I will spend My anger. You will know that I am the Lord when all the slain fall around their altars of idolatry. I shall stretch out My hand to make the Land a desolate and deserted waste. Ref: REB. Some verse abridged.
'The Lord will unleash His anger' - 1 Samuel 2:10, Isaiah 34:2 This is not a man caused event. God will not allow nuclear pollution in the Holy Land.
'the prophets said about this calamity'. - More than 100 prophesies vividly describe the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath. Isaiah 30:23-28, Isaiah 66:15-16, Revelation 6:12-17 +
'the end is coming to the Land, to make Israel a desolate and deserted waste'. - This will be the result of a massive coronal mass ejection that will depopulate and cleanse all the area of Greater Israel. This will enable the great gathering of the Christian Israelites to take place, after the Land is regenerated. Isaiah 32:15-20, 2 Peter 3:12-13
'devastation on all the earth'- everyone will be affected. Habakkuk 3:12, Isaiah 63:3, Luke 21:34-35
'call all to account', Isaiah 10:3, 1 Corinthians 3:13
'the trumpet sounds'- Isaiah 18:3, Joel 2:1, Zechariah 9:14
'all is ready'- Isaiah 22:6, Psalm 7:12-16, Psalm 37:14
'but no one goes to war'- Deuteronomy 32:34-35, Jeremiah 49:37
'people will be terrified, a Day of panic' - Jeremiah 6:24-25, Luke 21:25-26
This is not and cannot be the Return of Jesus in His glory, because:
'you will know that I, the Lord, have done this' - He is not seen at this time. Psalm 18:11
'Outside is the sword, many will die' - By the fires and earthquakes of this CME. Jeremiah 25:33
'in the cities will be plague and famine' - Isaiah 13:12. Psalm 109:24
'some will survive'- Those Christian people who trusted their Lord and called upon His Name. Acts 2:21 Also who heeded the warnings and kept under shelter. Isaiah 26:20-21, Isaiah 29:4, Isaiah 37:32
'My people will remember Me'- All who love the Lord and keep His commandments. Christians of every nation and language. Isaiah 66:18b, Zechariah 10:9, Colossians 1:11-12
From what little information is available on coronal mass ejections, I gather that initially a powerful light flash will be seen on earth, as described in Isaiah 30:26a The microwave effect of this will cause earthquakes, the Electro-magnetic pulse will cause weapons to explode and will destroy all electrical systems. Then the main mass of super heated, hydrogen plasma starts to arrive 24 hours later. This continuously affects the earth, as it rotates, depending on the size of the ejection but lessening as the earth moves along it's orbital track. Initially the moon will glow bright red from the reflected flash, then darken. These Bible prophecies tell of that period between the light flash and the main strike:
Jeremiah 6:24-26 News of them [the coming disaster] has reached us and our hands hang limp, agony grips us, like a woman in labour. Do not go outside for terror is spread all around. In an instant, the despoiler is upon us.
Jeremiah 30:6-7 Every man grips his sides and every face turns pale. How awful is that Day. It is a time of trouble for the descendants of Jacob, but some will be rescued out of it.
Ezekiel 7:17 Every hand hangs limp, their knees will be wet with urine.
Ezekiel 21:5-7a All shall know that I, the Lord has drawn My sword.... groan bitterly until you collapse. All hearts will melt, all hands hang limp, all courage will fail.
Zephaniah 3:14-16 Zion: cry out for joy - the Lord has swept away your enemies. On that Day, this is the message for Jerusalem; fear not, let not your hands hang limp.
Signs in the heavens just before the Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath;
Joel 2:31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord.
Acts 2:19-20 I will show wonders in the sky and signs on the earth; blood, fire and smoke. The sun will be darkened and the moon blood red, before the Great Day of the Lord.
Isaiah 13:9-13 The Day of the Lord is coming, that cruel Day of wrath and fierce anger, to reduce the earth to a desolation and to destroy all the wicked there. The sun moon and stars will give no light. Humans will become scarce, as rare as fine gold and the earth will quake at the wrath of God on the Day of His blazing anger.
See: it is coming - it is here! Ezekiel 21:7b, Isaiah 30:26-28
Ezekiel 32:7-8 When I judge you [Egypt] I shall veil the sky and darken the sun with clouds, the moon will give no light. Darkness will cover your land.
Isaiah 24:21-23 On that Day, the Lord will punish in heaven, the host of heaven and on earth, the kings of the earth. The moon will grow pale and the sun will be darkened. [Obscured by smoke and ash]
Joel 2:10 At their onset [the 'vast host'] the earth shakes and the heavens shudder. The sun and moon are darkened and the stars give no light.
Isaiah 34:4 The heavens will roll up like a scroll, their host will fall like ripe fruit. [our satellites will crash back to earth]
Revelation 6:12-14 - The Sixth Seal; There was a great earthquake and the sun turned black as a funeral pall and the moon blood red, the starry host fell and the sky rolled up like a scroll.
Signs of the Return of Jesus - a later event years after the Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath;
Matthew 24:27-30Like a lightning flash that lights the sky from the east to the west, so will the Coming of the Son of Man be. As soon as that time of distress [the Tribulation] has passed, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give her light, stars will fall [meteors] and the heavenly power will be shaken...then all will see Him coming on the clouds. Reference: REB. some verses abridged.
The sun will be darkened at the Return, referred to as the Great Day of the Sovereign Lord- this is to highlight that event. That darkening is not the same as what is described at the much earlier, soon to happen, Lords Day of vengeance and wrath. This will be because an enormous mass is approaching and then, when it hits, by the smoke from the fires and volcanoes. That the Lord has in the past and will again in the future cause a 'darkening', other than a CME, is shown by Exodus 10:21-22, Luke 23:44-45, Revelation 16:10. It is not correct to say there is only one Day of the Lord.
Isaiah 25:1-2 Lord, You are my God, I shall exult and praise You, for You have done wonderful things, long planned and sure. You have turned cities into heaps of ruin, fortifications into rubble.Buildings are swept away, never to be rebuilt. For this, many cruel nations will then respect You and treat You with awe.
Isaiah 25:4a & 9 Truly, You have been a refuge to the poor and a help to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the tempest and shade from the heat. On that Day, people will say: See this is our God - we have waited for Him and He will deliver us. This is the Lord, for whom we have waited, let us rejoice and exult in His deliverance.
Isaiah 25:4b & 11-12 For the enmity of the godless is like a storm, like the desert heat, but You silence the clamour of the foe and their noise dies away. For the hand of the Lord will come upon this mountain and the inhabitants will be trampled under Him, as straw is trodden into a dunghill. They will try to escape, but the Lord will bring down their pride, despite their clever plans. He will destroy the fortified defences, they will be brought down to dust.
Isaiah 26:4-6 Trust in the Lord forever! For He is an eternal Rock, He humbles all those high and mighty dwellers of a towering city. He levels it to the ground - lays it to the dust, so that the oppressed may tread it underfoot. Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
You silence the enemy - Those who hate Your people. Psalm 83:13-17, Isaiah 34:2-3
despite their clever plans -They devise a cunning plot against Your people. Psalm 83:2
this mountain -this refers to the holy Land. Micah 4:2
the inhabitants trampled -All of the Middle East virtually wiped out. Ezekiel 30:2-5
cities ruined - The fire storms and earthquakes of a huge CME will do this. Isaiah 17:1-3, Habakkuk 3:12-13, Revelation 6:12-17
the proud dwellers of a tall city -Babylon; the ungodly peoples. Jeremiah 50:22-24, Revelation 18:8
fortresses and defences into rubble -All military installations, missiles, etc will be destroyed. Psalm 76:3, Amos 5:9
nations will be in awe -All false religions and gods will be discredited. Isaiah 2:17-18, Isaiah 66:17
refuge to the poor and needy -This is a metaphor for the Lord's righteous people. Isaiah 41:17, Psalm 70:1-5
He will deliver us - those who keep the faith and trust the Lord. Psalm 72:12-14
shade from the heat - the terrible fire ball of a superheated coronal mass ejection. Isaiah 31:5, Isaiah 60:2, Zephaniah 2:3, Psalm 61:1-5
on that day - The Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, the next prophesied event. His enemies are punished, but His people are protected and will soon move into the holy Land, to fulfil their destiny.
.......that confirm the fact that the Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath is some time before His glorious Return. His people, righteous Christian Israelites, from every race, nation and language will then go to the Land and live there in prosperity and peace. Eze 39:25-29
Isaiah 66:15 ...the Lord coming in fire [not on a cloud, in His glory, at this time],
...bringing retribution in anger [no mention of this at His Return in glory. Rev 19:21]
Isa 66:16-17 The Lord will judge with fire and sword and test all mankind. All those unclean and wicked will die. [not just the army that will attack Jerusalem]
Isa 66:18 I will gather peoples of every tongue- they [only His people] will see My glory.
Isa 66:19 I shall put a sign on those survivors and will send them to declare My glory toall the nations. [before the Return - these are the 144,000, who will proclaim the coming Kingdom. Rev 7 & 14, Isaiah 66:19]
Isa 66:20-21 From all the world, your fellow peoples will come, on every conveyance, likeofferings to the Lord. Some will become My priests. His people will rebuild the Temple and serve in it. Zechariah 6:15, 1 Peter 2:9
Isa 66:22 As the New heavens and New earth that I am making will endure, so will your posterity endure. [to happen later, Rev 21:1-4]
Isa 66:23-24 All mankind will come to bow before Me. They will see what happened to those who rebelled against Me. This will happen during the Millennium.
Jeremiah 30:3 ...both Israel and Judah will return to the Land. Includes the grafted in gentiles. But, first the Land is cleared and cleansed.
Jer. 30:4-7 The Lord says to Israel and Judah, "How awful is that Day, a cry of terror, anguish for Jacob. [ His Christian people, judged and purged. Psalm 30:4-5, Ezekiel 21:7]
Jer. 30:8-9 On that Day, I will save My people. The terrible Day of the Lord/the sixth seal, coronal mass ejection from the sun. Isaiah 30:26, Isaiah 32:15-20
Jer. 30:10-11 Do not despair, Israel, I will bring you back safely from afar. Isaiah 51:3
Deuteronomy 32:41-43 I will sharpen My flashing sword and take vengeance on those who hate Me. Rejoice, you heavens, He will avenge His people and cleanse their Land. Ref: REB some verses abridged.
There is a wonderful logic in the promise that those people who love the Lord, His righteous Christians, will live in the Promised Land and all those prophecies to His people will be fulfilled. They will settle there and be "a light to all nations"as God originally intended. Isaiah 60:3 over you, His glory will appear and nations will travel to your light
Very soon, there will be worldwide, dramatic events, especially in the Middle East, which will completely change the area. His Christian people, the Israel of God, Galatians 6:16, will go to the holy lkand.
Ezekiel 20:34-38 ....even as I did in the wilderness of Egypt....All the Israelites are gathered, judged, cleansed and settled into the Land.
When the Lord Jesus returns, He will save those people from the attacking armies of the Anti Christ. The sudden and complete destruction of those armies as described in Revelation 19:17-21, does not match the Sixth Seal- Rev 6:12-17, or the many other verses describing the Lord's Day of wrath and vengeance. Amos 5:18-20, Joel 2:11
Then those Gentile people who have refused the "mark of the beast" will join them and live in the Land, [Isaiah 56:8] under King Jesus, for 1000 years.
Psalm 94:1-7 God of vengeance, Lord, rise and judge the earth! Repay the arrogant as they deserve! Lord, how long will the ungodly peoples continue? Evildoers are full of boasting and they oppress Your chosen peoples. They commit murder against the righteous, saying: their God does not see, He pays no heed. Nahum 1:2
Psalm 94:8-11 Take heed yourselves, most stupid of people, you fools, can you not understand that He who fashioned the ear can hear and the eye can see? Does He who instructs the nations not correct them? The Teacher of mankind has all knowledge and he knows the thoughts of everyone, He knows they how futile they are.
Psalm 94:12-15 Happy are the ones whom You discipline, Lord, and instruct in Your Laws. You grant them relief from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the ungodly.The Lord will not abandon His people, or forsake His chosen nation, for justice will again be joined to righteousness and all who are upright in heart will follow it.
Psalm 94:16-19 Who will rise up for Me against the ungodly and take a stand against the evildoers? If You, Lord, had not been my helper, I would have died, when I made mistakes, You helped and supported me. When anxious thoughts filled my heart, Your comfort brought me joy.
Psalm 94:20-23 Can corrupt justice be allied with You? Those who conspire mischief under the cover of the law, try to condemn the innocent, but You, my God, are my Rock and refuge. The Lord will repay them for their sins and destroy then for their wickedness. The Lord, our God will judge them and take vengeance for their misdeeds.
Psalm 97:1-9 The Lord reigns, righteousness and justice are His foundation. The heavens proclaim Him and all peoples can see His glory. Zion hears and all her cities are happy at Your judgements. Let the earth be glad, those in the coasts and islands rejoice! Cloud and thick darkness enfold Him, fire goes ahead of Him and consumes His enemies on every side. His lightning flash lights up the world, the earth sees and trembles. Mountains melt like wax at His approach, He is in control, may all who worship false idols be put to shame, for You, Lord God, are far above all other gods.
Psalm 97:10-12 The Lord loves those who hate evil, He keeps His loyal servants safeand delivers them from the power of the wicked. A harvest of light comes upon the righteous and joy to the upright in heart. You that are righteous, rejoice in the Lord and praise His Holy Name.
'The Lord will rise and judge the earth', in His great and terrible Day of vengeance and wrath. Zephaniah 1:14-18 This will be a worldwide event, a fire judgement - quite different from the Battle at Armageddon, where a visible Jesus destroys the army of the Anti Christ. What is described above, is the Lord's punishment on the enemy nations - 'they fall into a pit of their own making'. Psalm 7:15-16 The Lord is not seen at this time, therefore it must be before His Return in glory. Psalm 18:7-15, Isaiah 63:1-6, Isa. 66:15-16 'The Holy Land is happy at His judgements'. All the godless peoples are gone, but 'His loyal servants are kept safe, they will rejoice and praise Him', every righteous Christian, as they go and live in the new nation of Beulah. Isaiah 62:1-5 Reference: REB,NIV. Some verses abridged.
Isaiah 19:1-4 The Lord comes swiftly on the clouds and He descends upon Egypt. The Egyptians will fight one another and their courage will fail. Egypt's leaders will be confused and will resort to divination for advice, but a harsh leader will rule over them. This is not Jesus Returning, but the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, where He 'comes in fire, covered by thick vapour'. Psalm 18:7-15, Hab 3:4
Isaiah 19:5-17 The Nile will dry up, all who rely on it will be in dire distress. Zech. 10:11 Egypt's wise men have no idea what the Lord has planned for them, they have a spirit of mis-judgement and there is nothing anyone can do. When that Day comes, the Egyptians will be terror stricken. The very mention of Israel will cause panic.
Isaiah 19:18-22 In Egypt there will be five cities that trust the Lord, those people who speak the ancient language. [Coptic Christians] One is called Heliopolis. When that Day comes, there will be an altar to the Lord in Egypt and a sacred pillar as a reminder to Him, when they appeal to the Lord for rescue. The Lord will make Himself known to the Egyptians and they will acknowledge and worship Him. When they turn back to the Lord, He will respond and heal them.
Isaiah 19:23-25 When that Day comes, a highway will link up Egypt and Assyria. Israel, Egypt and Assyria will be as three parts in the world. The Lord will bless Egypt, His people, Assyria, My handiwork, and Israel, My possession.
Ezekiel 29:8-12 The Lord says; I am bringing My judgement on you to destroy both people and animals. Egypt will become a desolate waste, because you think that you control the Nile. I am against you and your river, all your land will be wasted by drought and will be uninhabited for forty years. The Egyptian people will scatter throughout the world.
Ezekiel 29:13-16 The Lord says; At the end of their forty years, I shall gather the Egyptians from their dispersion. They will be an insignificant nation, never again to rule over other peoples. The Israelites will always keep in mind their sin of trusting Egypt, instead of their God.
Ezekiel 30:1-5 Wail! Alas for the Day, it is near - the Day of the Lord's reckoning for the nations. A sword will come upon Egypt, and there will be disaster in the surrounding nations, when He kills the Egyptians and destroys their land.All the Arab lands will fall along with Egypt. The pride in their power- of them all, will be brought down. When I set Egypt on fire and all her helpers are shattered, they will know that I am the Lord. When that Day comes, messengers will go out in ships, that will strike terror into these peoples, in the hour of Egypt's destruction. FOR LO, THE DAY COMETH! Ref: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
This great Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, prophesied over one hundred times in the Bible, is the next prophesied event in our world. It will come in the form of a coronal mass ejection, a sunstrike, that will affect the whole world, but mostly those nations and entities that instigate an attack on Israel. After it all, the Lord promises to bless Egypt, Assyria and Israel.
Psalm 75:8, Revelation 16:19
Jeremiah 25:15-29 All the kingdoms on the face of the earth must receive from the Hand of the Lord, the cup of the wine of His wrath, all the nations must drink of it. The Lord of Hosts: Y'hovah of Israel has spoken! - Drink this and get drunk, be sick, fall down never to rise again, because of the sword I am sending among you. I shall first punish the city that bears My Name, do you think that you can be exempt? No, for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth.
This great testing will come 'against all the inhabitants of the earth'. No one will be 'raptured ' out of it. The area that will bear the brunt of this punishment is the Middle East, but the whole world will be affected. Jer. 9:10-11, Ezekiel 20:47-48, Obadiah 16
Jeremiah 25:30-32 The Lord will thunder from on high and roar mightily against His Land. This great noise reaches around the world. He will bring judgement to all mankind and the wicked shall die. Disaster will spread from nation to nation, a mighty tempest will blow up from the far corners of the earth. 2 Peter 3:7 & 10
'Thunder from on high', heard around the world, 'a mighty tempest spreads from country to country'. This gives the clue as to what it is that causes this terrible disaster. A CME sunstrike will affect each area in succession as the earth rotates to face the sun. Joel 2:2 describes how it all happens: Like the dawn it spreads across the mountains, then Joel uses the metaphor of an army to give the impression of a huge mass. Joel 2:3 says exactly what does happen; Before them, a fire devours, behind them is a blazing flame, in front the land is a garden, behind is a desolate waste, nothing survives their passing. Temperatures up to 175c = 350f will kill millions and the highly charged cosmic particles will destroy most of our modern infrastructure. Jeremiah 4:23-29
Jeremiah 25:33 Those whom the Lord has slain on that Day will lay scattered from one end of the world to the other, they will not be mourned or buried, they will be as dung spread over the ground. Jeremiah 9:21-22, Isaiah 66:24, Isaiah 34:2-3
Jeremiah 25:34-38 Wail and mourn, you shepherds of the flock, you leaders - for your time to be slaughtered has come, you will fall and be smashed like pottery. You cannot escape and the Lord will destroy your pastures and homes. The Land will become a waste because of this judgement of His fierce anger. Zephaniah 1:14-18
This is a terrible indictment against those who preach false teaching and who deny Bible truths. Isa 3:13-15, James 3:1
The Land of Greater Israel will be uninhabited and desolate after this Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath. A Jewish remnant will remain in Jerusalem. Isaiah 24:1-4
Then the Lord promises rain and regeneration 'in a very short time' Isaiah 29:17
His righteous people will gather and settle into all of the Land that He promised to their forefathers. Ezekiel 34:11-16 The new Land of Beulah. Isaiah 62:2b-5
They will live there in peace and prosperity, fulfilling His plan for them to be a nation that shows the rest of the world how we were intended to live. Isaiah 43:10
Later, at the glorious Return of Jesus, it is them who say "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord"!
Zephaniah 3:8 Wait for Me, says the Lord, wait for the Day when I stand up and accuse mankind. For I shall pour out My wrath upon nations and kingdoms, in My burning anger: the whole earth will be devastated by fire.
Zephaniah 1:14-18 The great Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath is near and coming fast. That Day will be a Day of distress and torment, a Day of devastation amid thick darkness. A Day of thunder and destruction against military fortifications and cities. the Lord will bring terrible distress upon the people, they won't know which way to turn as they are punished for their sins against Me. Their blood and guts will be spilled out like filth over the ground. Neither their treasure nor their idols will be able to save them on the sudden and shocking Day of the Lord's fiery anger. All the [holy] Land will be burned and devastated. Ezekiel 20:46-48
Zephaniah 2:1-3 Prepare yourselves, you undesirable nation, be humble before you disappear like chaff, before the burning anger of the Lord comes upon you. Seek righteousness; seek humility, all you people in the Land who obey God's Laws and it may be that you will find shelter on the Day of the Lord's anger.
Zephaniah 2:4-7 Gaza will be deserted, Ashkelon left in ruins. At midday all the towns of the Mediterranean coast will be cleared of inhabitants, for the Word of God is against you - land of the Philistines. I shall lay you in ruins, no one will survive. The sea coast will become a sheep grazing area belonging to the survivors of Judah, for their God will turn to them and restore their fortunes. Isaiah 14-1, Ezekiel 36:1-37
Zephaniah 2:8-10 I have noted the insults of Moab and the Ammonites, how they have reviled My people and encroached on their frontiers. For this, I swear, they will become like Sodom and Gomorrah, a place of weeds and salt pans. Those of My people who survive will inherit their land. This is retribution for their pride, because they have insulted God's people and taken over their Land.
Zephaniah 3:11-13 On that Day, Jerusalem, I shall rid you of your proud and arrogant citizens, but I will leave a remnant,a humble people who will trust in Me. The survivors in Israel will be righteous, under My protection. Isaiah 31:5
Zephaniah 3:19-20When the time comes and I have dealt with your oppressors, then I shall rescue the lost and gather the dispersed and bring you all to your homeland.You will win respect and renown from the other nations when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes, It is I, the Lord, who speaks. Ref: REB. Some verses abridged.
Wait for the Day; the whole earth burned and devastated. The only known way how this could literally happen, is by a massive coronal mass ejection, a fire judgement mentioned and described over 100 times in Bible prophecy. It will be the event that 'comes like a thief', unexpected and shocking.
You undesirable nation - the Israelite people, now that is: every true Christian. It may be that those who live righteously and humbly will 'find shelter on the Day of the Lord's anger.' 2 Peter 2:9
Philistines and Moab and Ammon- Palestinians and Jordanians. Amos 1:6-8 & 13-14
leave a remnant in Jerusalem, under My protection- Isaiah 4:3, Zechariah 9:14-18
rescue the lost....bring you home- The great Exodus of the Christian Israelites, prophesied more than 40 times, to happen soon after this forthcoming, worldwide fire judgement. They will live in the promised Land, under God's protection and when the Anti Christ comes to Jerusalem, some are taken to a place of safety until the Return of Jesus.
We know from past history that the earth is vulnerable to sunspot activity. Usually this results in an aurora display and some interference to radio communications. However in 1989 the Quebec region of Canada was affected by a small coronal mass ejection, [CME] which damaged the electric supply system and communications network. A much more powerful CME struck the earth in 1859, that destroyed the early telegraph and power network, worldwide. Bible prophecy clearly tells us that this will be the means that the Lord will use to punish His enemies in these end times, when they commence their attack on the State of Israel.
When God punished mankind in Noah's time, He then promised to never again use a flood, or kill practically all the living creatures, however evil they may be. Genesis 8:21 Now, Peter tells us that the earth is 'reserved for burning, the Day of judgement when the godless will be destroyed. On that Day the sky will disappear with a great noise and heat and flames will burn the earth with its works'.2 Peter 3:7 & 10 So this CME cannot destroy everything, most will survive - it will quickly pass and the world will recover.
Isaiah 30:25b-28 On the Day of massacre, when fortresses fall, the sun will shine seven times stronger, like seven days in one. The Lord comes from afar, His anger blazing and His doom heavy as a devouring fire. He sieves the nations for destruction.
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes, burning like a furnace, all the Lord's enemies will become as stubble, set ablaze.
Isaiah 28:2 God has a powerful assistant, He will beat down violently upon the earth,as a sweeping storm and a destroying tempest.
Psalm 2:7-9 You are My Son, I give the earth to You as a possession. You will break the nations with a rod of iron, shatter them like a clay pot.
Matthew 3:12 His winnowing fork in His hand, ready to clear His threshing floor. He will gather the good grain into the store, but the chaff, He will burn and destroy.
Psalm 18:7-15The earth shook and quaked, shaking because of the Lord's anger. He came downfrom heaven with devouring fire, glowing coals and searing heat.Thick cloud covered Him, as He thundered from above and hurled lightning bolts far and wide.
Psalm 83:13-15 Scatter Your enemies, Lord, like chaff in the wind, as fire rages through a forest, pursue and terrify them with Your storm winds.
Isaiah 13:9-13 The Day of the Lord is coming, a cruel Day of wrath and fierce anger to reduce the earth to desolation and to destroy all the wicked there. Humans will become scarce and the earth shaken to its foundations at the wrath of the Lord on that Day of His blazing anger.
Isaiah 66:15-16 The Lord is coming in fire, like a whirlwind with the flaming fire of His rebuke. He will judge with fire, testing all mankind and many will be slain by Him.
Ezekiel 20:47 & Ezekiel 21:4 I am about to kindle a fire in Israel, it will kill the righteous and wicked alike, My sword of slaughter is against everyone from the Negev, northward.
Ezekiel 30:1-5 & 16 Wail: Alas for the Day of the Lord in near, A Day of darkness and gloom for the nations. Death will come upon Egypt, all the Arab peoples will fall on the day I set Egypt on fire.
From these prophecies, we can see that this is not the final judgement, or the Great Day of the Sovereign Lord - the Return of Jesus, but the judgement of the nations. Psalm 110:5-6
Note this: Hebrews 10:12-13 Christ will not return until His enemies are made His footstool. Psalm 110:1 Ref: REB. Some verses abridged
Luke 17:29-30 On the day that Sodom was destroyed, fire and sulphur rained upon them and killed them all. It will be like that again when the Son of Man is revealed. Amos 4:11-12
Matthew 24:37-42 As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be when the Son of Man comes. In the days before the flood, they ate, drank and married until the day that Noah entered the ark, they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes.
Genesis 9:11-14 My covenant to never again destroy all living creatures by a flood is confirmed by the sign of the rainbow.
Deuteronomy 32:22 & 34-35 I have sealed in My storehouse, ready for the Day of punishment and vengeance, a fire that will be set ablaze by My anger.It will envelope the world in flames, burning to the depths of the earth. Jeremiah 50:25
Psalm 110:1-6....I shall make Your [Jesus] enemies Your footstool....In glorious majesty, You judge the nations, shattering the wicked throughout the world.
Isaiah 24:18-23 On that Day, the Lord will punish in heaven the host of heaven and on earth the leaders of the nations are caught and punished. The sun and moon will be darkened, for the glory of the Lord will be in Jerusalem and is revealed to the elders of His people.
2 Peter 3:5-7 & 10....the world before Noah was destroyed by a great flood. Now, by God's Word the present heavens and earth are reserved for burning, kept for the Day of judgement when the godless will be destroyed. That Day will come unexpectedly, the sky will dissipate with a great noise and the earth will be enveloped in flames. All its inhabitants will be judged.
Isaiah 66:1-6 My people are oppressed and afflicted and evil people displease Me - they say: Let the Lord come, we do not believe in Him. Therefore, the noise you can hear is the Lord dealing retribution to His foes.
Matthew 24:40-44 There will be two men in a field, one will be taken the other left, two women at the mill, one will be taken, the other left. Keep awake, therefore for the Lord will come unexpectedly.
Isaiah 63:1-6 The Lord comes from the godless nations, in His power and majesty, He tramples them in His fury, their blood spills out and splashes His garments.
2 Thessalonians 1:6-10...the Day the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire, punishing the godless peoples, He will reveal His glory among all believers.
What we can understand from the above Bible passages, is that the Day of the Lord, when the Son of Man comes, is not His Return for the Millennium reign. At the Return: 'all will see Him', not as in this Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, where He is not seen, only 'His glory revealed to all believers'. 2 Thess 1:10
God promised to 'never again flood the earth', but He has 'stored up a fire that will envelope the earth in flames', a worldwide judgement/punishment, so vividly described by all the prophets.
This terrible fire and devastation will come upon the world unexpectedly, 'While they are saying: All is peaceful, all secure, then destruction is upon them'. 1 Thess 5:3 Huge numbers will be killed by the fire, earthquakes and the resulting famines afterward. Jeremiah 9:22, Isaiah 34:1-8, Ezekiel 30:2-5
The Lord is not seen on that Day, but His people are saved and protected, [not raptured] Isaiah 30:26, Isaiah 43:2, Acts 2:21
Then, as in Ezekiel 20:33-38...by My outpoured wrath,[The day of wrath] I shall bring you out of the nations and gather you into the holy Land. The Lord is: 'Waiting to show you His favour', and to bless His people as they fulfil the promises to the Patriarchs and their destiny: 'to be a light to the nations'. Isaiah 54:7, Isaiah 62:1-5
The following seventy three Bible verses describe the forthcoming Day of the Lords vengeance and wrath, which is prophesied to take the form of a coronal mass ejection. This is the next prophesied event, the fulfilment of Psalm 83 and the Sixth Seal of Revelation. Note that in three quarters of these verses, it categorically states how it is the Lord Himself who instigates this fire judgement.
Deuteronomy 32:22 For fire is set ablaze by My anger, it burns to the depths of Sheol, it devours the increase of the earth, its flames reach into the mountains.
2 Samuel 22:9-10 He parted the heavens, with smoke, devouring fire and searing heat.
Job 18:5 The tents of the evildoer are burned and brimstone destroys them.
Psalm 11:6 He will rain down burning coals and brimstone upon the godless peoples.
Psalm 18:7-15 The earth quaked as the Lord came in devouring fire.He covered Himself in darkness.
Psalm 21:8-9 You burn up Your enemies, like a fiery furnace, You consume them.
Psalm 29:7 The Lord's shout strikes with flaming fire.
Psalm 37:20 Evil people will die, they will be incinerated and go up in smoke.
Psalm 50:3 Our God is coming, a consuming fire runs ahead of Him and around Him a storm rages
Psalm 66:12 You allowed men to rule us, we passed through fire, now we live in safety.
Psalm 83:14-15 As fire rages through a forest, as flames on the hills - terrify them with storms.
Psalm 97:3-4 Fire goes before Him, all around it burns up His enemies, the whole earth sees and trembles.
Psalm 140:10 May the Lord throw my enemies into the fire.
Psalm 144:5-6 Lord, part the heavens and come down, cause volcanoes and flashes of fire.
Isaiah 1:31 The deeds of the unrighteous will be as a spark, all will burn together with no one to put out the fire.
Isaiah 4:4 At that time the Sovereign Lord will cleanse Jerusalem with a judgement of fire.
Isaiah 9:18-19 For evil burned and went up in smoke, the Land was scorched and the people were fuel for the fire.
Isaiah 10:17 The Light of Israel will become a fire, it will burn and consume His enemies in a day.
Isaiah 13:13 The heavens and the earth will shake on the Day the Lord vents His blazing anger.
Isaiah 24:1-4 Be warned: the Lord is about to strip the earth and scatter its inhabitants. The earth will dry and wither up.
Isaiah 26:11 You, O Lord are ready to act, but people don't see it. Let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them.
Isaiah 29:6 Punishment will come from the Lord, with thunder, earthquakes, storms and consuming flames of fire.
Isaiah 30:26-28 On that Day, the sun will shine seven times brighter, like seven days in one. The Lord comes in anger, His tongue a devouring fire, to sieve the nations.
Isaiah 31:9 They will surrender their stronghold to the Lord, the One whose fire blazes in Zion.
Isaiah 47:14 Astrologers and divinators will be as stubble as the fire burns them up.
Isaiah 50:11 Look: all you who start a fire, that is what you will receive from Me.
Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake, I will not remain quiet. Her deliverance comes, burning like a torch.
Isaiah 66:15-16 The Lord comes in fire, like a whirlwind, bringing retribution in His furious anger. He will judge with fire and many will be slain by Him.
Jeremiah 4:4 Dedicate yourself to the Lord, if not, My anger will blaze up in flaming fire.
Jeremiah 5:14 ...those people will be like firewood, that My fiery judgement will burn up.
Jeremiah 6:29 The fiery bellows of judgement burn fiercely to refine My people.
Jeremiah 7:20 The Lord says: My raging fury will be poured out, it will burn violently.
Jeremiah 11:16 You were a beautiful tree, but I will set you on fire, a mighty blaze.
Jeremiah 15:14...For My anger is like a fire that will flare up against you.
Jeremiah 17:27 ...if you disobey, I will set Jerusalem on fire, no one will be able to put it out.
Jeremiah 21:12-14 Dispense justice or the fire of My fury will blaze up and burn unquenched.
Jeremiah 48:45 Flames will burst out and burn the people of Moab.
Jeremiah 49:2 The time is coming when Ammon will be burnt to ashes.
Jeremiah 49:27I shall set fire to Damascus, it will burn up that city.
Jeremiah 50:32 Babylon will fall, I will set fire to your towns,it will burn up everything around.
Lamentations 2:3 In His fierce anger, He withdraws His protecting hand and He blazes in Judah as a raging fire.
Ezekiel 15:6-8 ...the residents of Jerusalem will be as fuel for the fire. I will make their Land desolate.
Ezekiel 19:14 Fire bursts forth in the vine, [Israel]burning up its shoots. It has no strong branch anymore, no sceptre for those who bear rule.
Ezekiel 20:47-48 I will start a fire in the Land,flames that will scorch all the area. All will see that it is I, the Lord who has set it ablaze.
Ezekiel 21:15 My sword of wrath, ready to kill - flashing like lightning.
Ezekiel 21:28 A sword is drawn for slaughter against the Ammonites - flashing like lightning.
Ezekiel 22:20 As metal is smelted in a furnace, so I will deal with you, Israel.
Ezekiel 30:16 I will set Egypt on fire.
Hosea 8:14 Israel and Judah have forgotten their Maker - I will send fire upon them
Joel 1:19-20 To You, Lord, I cry out, for fire has consumed the pastures and trees of the Land.
Joel 2:3 It comes in devastating fire, as a leaping flame, leaving behind a desolate waste.
Joel 2:30-31 On the great and terrible Day of the Lord, the sky and the earth will show blood, fire and smoke.
Amos 1:4 Therefore, I shall send fire on Damascus[Syria]
Amos 1:7 Therefore, I shall send fire on Philistia.[Palestine]
Amos 1:10 Therefore,I shall send fire on Tyre. [Lebanon]
Amos 1:12 Therefore, I shall send fire on Edom.[the ungodly nations]
Amos 1:14 Therefore, I shall send fire on Ammon.[Jordan]
Amos 2:2 Therefore, I shall send fire on Moab.[Southern Jordan]
Amos 2:5 Therefore, I shall send fire on Judah and Jerusalem. [The State of Israel]
Micah 1:3 No one can withstand His fierce anger, His wrath is like a volcanic fire.
Zephaniah 1:18 ..the whole land will be consumed by His fiery wrath, destruction comes to all the earth. He will make a sudden and terrifying end to all who live in the Land.
Zephaniah 2:2 Prepare yourselves before the Lord's burning anger comes upon you.
Zephaniah 3:8 Wait for Me, for the Day that I accuse you and pour out My burning anger, the whole earth will be consumed by the fire of My wrath..
Haggai 2:21-22 I shall shake the heavens and the earth and break the powers of the heathen.
Zechariah 12:6 On that Day, Judah will be as a torch that will burn up the surrounding nations
Zechariah 13:9 I shall pass the remaining third through the fire and refine them.
Malachi 3:2-3 Who can endure that Day?He is like refiners fire, testing and purifying.
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes; burning like a furnace.That Day will burn up all evildoers.
Matthew 3:12 ...the chaff, He will burn up in an inextinguishable fire.
2 Peter 3:7 The present heaven and earth are reserved for fire, on the Day of judgement. 1 Corinthians 3:13 Every persons works will be revealed by fire. Hebrews 8:26-27 For if we deliberately persist in sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there remains only the terrifying expectation of a fierce fire that will consume God's enemies.
Revelation 14:18 Then the angel who has authority over fire called out; Now is the time to reap the earth. The harvest is ripe to be gathered into the great winepress of God. Reference: REB, NIV, NET. Some verses abridged
Amos 5:18-20 Woe betide those who long for the Day of the Lord. What will that Day mean for you? It will be darkness, not light. It will be as when someone runs from a lion, only to be confronted by a bear, or as when he leans on a wall and is bitten by a snake. The Day of the Lord is indeed darkness, not light.
Darkness caused by the approaching CME mass and by the smoke of city and forest fires and volcanic ash clouds
Isaiah 2:12-22 The Lord has a Day of doom prepared, for all the proud and ungodly peoples. He alone, will be exalted on that Day. Everyone will throw away their idols and their money, they will crawl into hiding places when He comes to strike the world with terror
Zephaniah 1:14-18 The great Day of the Lord is near and coming fast, no runner is so swift as that Day. That Day is a Day of wrath, of anguish and torment, a Day of destruction and devastation, a Day of darkness and cloud, a Day of trumpet blasts and battle cries against fortifications. I shall bring dire distress on people, they will walk like the blind because of their sins against Me. Their blood will be poured out, their dead bodies will become fertilizer. Neither their silver or gold will avail to save them on the Day of the Lord's wrath. By the fire of His jealousy, the whole land will be consumed, for He will make a sudden and terrible end to all who live in the land. This cannot happen at the Return.
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes, burning like a furnace, all the arrogant and evildoers will be as stubble - that Day will burn them up, leaving them neither root nor branch.
Psalm 37:20 The enemies of the Lord will perish like fuel in a furnace, they will go up in smoke.
Isaiah 9:18-19 Wicked men have been set ablaze, like a fire fed with thorn bushes. They are wrapped in a pall of smoke, the land is scorched by the fury of the Lord and the people are fuel for the fire.
Isaiah 24:19-20 The earth is shattered, it is convulsed and reels wildly. The earth lurches like a drunkard and sways like a watchman's shelter, because the sins of its inhabitants weigh heavily upon it, and it falls to rise no more. 'falls, to rise no more', from the chapter context and other scripture, this is not complete or permanent, therefore the world recovers from it.
Revelation 6:12-17 I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal. There was a violent earthquake, the sun turned black and the moon red. The starry host [satellites?] fell to the earth, like figs blown off the tree and the sky rolled up like a scroll. All peoples were terrified and hid themselves, calling out: Who can hide us from the One who sits on the Throne and the wrath of the Lamb? For their great Day of vengeance and wrath has come and who can stand? Isaiah 34:4
All these verses listed above match with the Sixth seal/ Psalm 83, an event that takes place before all the other Revelation happenings, such as the trumpet and bowl judgements, the beasts, the fall of mystery Babylon and the rescue of the 'Woman'. As it can be shown, the first five Seal judgements have already been opened, therefore the next prophesied event that we can expect in our world will be the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath - a great and terrible fire judgement, that will destroy His enemies. This will make 'a sudden and terrible end to all who live in the Land', that is all the area from the Nile to the Euphrates, when those enemies commence their attack on Israel. 'all peoples will be terrified', this will affect all the world and enable the formation of a One World government, also the gathering of the Christian Israelites into their Promised Land.
Isaiah 13:9 The Day of the Lord is coming, a cruel day of wrath and fierce anger, to reduce the earth to desolation and to destroy all the wicked there.
1 Samuel 2:10 Those who oppose the Lord will be terrified, when He strikes from the heavens.
2 Samuel 22:8-16 The earth shakes from the Lord's burning anger. He comes, with fiery arrows.
Psalm 11:6 He will rain fiery coals onto the wicked, scorching winds will strike them.
Psalm 18:13 The Lord thunders from the heavens amid a hail of glowing coals.
Psalm 21:9 The anger of the Lord will engulf His enemies in a fiery furnace, it will consume them.
Psalm 79:5-6 Pour out Your wrath on godless nations. Your fury will blaze like fire.
Psalm 97:2-5 Cloud enfolds Him, fire goes ahead and consumes His enemies.
Psalm 144:5-6 Part the heavens and come down, make smoke and send Your arrows far and wide.
Isaiah 2:12&21 The Lord has a Day of doom for the ungodly. He will arise and strike with terror.
Isaiah 4:4b The Lord will cleanse Jerusalem, with His judgement burning like fire.
Isaiah 9:18-19 Wicked people will burn, the land scorched and the people fuel for the fire.
Isaiah 10:17 The Light of Israel will become a fire, in one Day it will burn up His enemies.
Isaiah 13:6 Wail, for the Day of the Lord is at hand, devastation from the Almighty.
Isaiah 21:1 A Day of storms, sweeping through the wilderness, from a land of terror.
Isaiah 22:5 For the Lord has ordained a Day of tumult, a Day of woe and disaster in the world.
Isaiah 24:1 Beware, the Lord is about to strip the earth and scatter its inhabitants.
Isaiah 26:21 The Lord is coming from His dwelling place to punish peoples for their sins.
Isaiah 28:21-22 The Lord will arise and storm with rage, destruction is decreed upon the
Isaiah 30:26a The sun will shine with seven times it's normal strength on that Day. [earth.
Isaiah 34:2-4 The Lord's anger is against all the nations, they are given over to slaughter. The sky will be rolled up like a scroll and their host [satellites and meteors] will fall like ripe figs.
Isaiah 42:13-15 The Lord will go forth like a warrior, He will lay waste to the earth.
Isaiah 51:6...the sky will be dispersed like smoke and the people will die like flies.
Isaiah 54:16 It was I who created the destroyer- with coals of fire, to deal out havoc.
Isaiah 63:4-6 Iresolved on a Day of vengeance, I shattered nations in My fury.
Isaiah 64:1-2 When You tear apart the heavens, fire blazes and water boils.
Isaiah 66:15 The Lord will judge with fire, testing all mankind and many will be slain by Him.
Jeremiah 4:7 The Destroyer of nations has risen from His lair, cities will be waste and empty.
Jeremiah 9:21-22 Death has come to our towns, corpses lie like dung in the streets.
Jeremiah 12:14 I shall uproot the evil neighbours from My peoples Land, Judah too I will uproot.
Jeremiah 25:30-31 The Lord roars from on high, heard everywhere - the godless peoples will die.
Jeremiah 30:23 See what a scorching wind goes out, it whirls around the heads of the wicked.
Ezekiel 20:47 I am about to light a fire, it's fiery flame will not be put out.
Ezekiel 21:3 & 28I shall draw My sword of judgement and kill the righteous and wicked alike from the Negev northward. A sword drawn for slaughter, flashing like lightning.
Ezekiel 22:20As metal is melted in the crucible, so I shall gather you in My anger and refine you.
Ezekiel 30:3-8 A Day is near, the Day of the Lord, a Day of doom and reckoning for the nations.
Hosea 8:14 Israel and Judah have forgotten their Maker, I shall send fire to burn their cities.
Hosea 9:7 The Day of punishment and wrath has come. Because of your guilt no one can see it.
Hosea 10:14 The tumult of disaster will rise against peoples, fortresses will be overthrown.
Joel 1:15 The Day is near, it comes - a mighty destruction from the Lord.
Joel 2:11 The Lord thunders as he leads the host. Great and terrible is the Day, who can endure it
Amos 1:1-15 I shall send fire on Damascus, Gaza, Tyre, Edom and Ammon.
Amos 2:1-16 I shall send fire on Moab and Judah. Of Israel- their bravest warriors will flee.
Amos 5:17 There will be wailing in every vineyard, for I shall pass through your midst.
Amos 8:2-3 On that Day, I shall judge Israel, so many corpses laying everywhere.
Amos 8:8-9 On that Day, the sun will darken at noon and the earth will quake like ocean waves.
Obadiah 15 The Day of the Lord is at hand for all the peoples, their deeds will recoil on them.
Micah 1:3-4 Even now, the Lord is leaving His dwelling place, He comes down with fire.
Micah 4:11-12 Now, many nations are massed against Zion, they are gathered for the threshing.
Micah 5:10-11 On that Day, I will destroy your military and devastate your cities.
Nahum 1:1-3 The Lord is a God of vengeance, He will not let the guilty escape punishment.
Habakkuk 3:13-14 You go out to save Your people, You shatter the wicked, they are swept away.
Zephaniah 1:3 I shall destroy humans and animals, I shall bring the godless to their knees.
Zephaniah 2:2 Seek the Lord, seek righteousness, it may be you will be sheltered on that Day.
Zephaniah 3:8 Wait for the Day, when I stand up and accuse the nations and pour out My burning anger upon the whole world.
Haggai 2:6 & 22 In a little while, I shall shake the heavens and the earth, I will break the power of the heathen realms.
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes, burning like a furnace, all the godless will be as stubble, set ablaze.
Zechariah 9:14 The Lord will appear over them, His arrows will flash, with trumpet and storms.
Luke 21 :25-26 Signs will appear in the sky. People will stand helpless in fear of what is coming.
Hebrews 10:27 For the godless, there is only the terrifying expectation of judgement, of a fierce fire that will consume the Lord's enemies.
2 Peter 3:10 The Day of the Lord will come unexpectedly. On that Day, the heavens will disappear with a great rushing sound, the elements dissolved in flames and the earth with all that is in it will be brought to judgement.
Revelation 6:12-14 The Lamb broke the sixth seal. There was a violent earthquake, the sun turned black, the stars [satellites] fell to the earth like ripe figs, the sky rolled up like a scroll and every mountain and island was dislodged from its place.
Ref: Revised English Bible, some verses condensed.
These 62 Bible verses are most of those which describe the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath. They are quite different and separate from what happens at the Day of the Sovereign Lord, that is at the Return of Jesus. It is obvious that this terrible Day is before the Return, as 'He will arise, He comes down, dense cloud enfolds Him', Psalm 18:7-12 It is not and cannot be a manmade event, such as a nuclear exchange, that would not cause all the effects described and would leave radiation pollution in the Land.
This Day is the means whereby the Lord judges the nations, not individuals, as at the Great White Throne, much later and it is mainly those nations and entities that commence an attack upon the State of Israel. It is the fulfilment of Psalm 83 and Micah 4:11-12.
All of the Land promised to the Patriarchs will be cleansed and depopulated, excepting for a protected remnant of Jews in Jerusalem. Isaiah 4:5, Isaiah 37:31-32, Daniel 12:1
This event will allow the second Exodus to take place - all those whom the Lord will call - His people, those righteous ones who love and obey Him, all true Christians, will travel to the new country of Beulah, to live there in peace, security and great prosperity. Ezekiel 36 and Jeremiah 30.
'Many'of them will agree to a seven year peace treaty with the World leader, but he will break it by coming to Jerusalem and enthroning himself in the new Temple. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
Half of the Israelites, those who did not agree to the treaty, will be taken to a place of safety for 3½ years - the duration of the Great Tribulation. Then the Lord Jesus Returns, to reign for 1000 years.
Ezekiel 35:1-5 Look toward all the lands of the Edomites [Ishmalites- Islamic peoples] and pronounce judgement upon them. The Lord says: I shall stretch out My hand to strike your land, I will reduce it to a desolate waste and your towns will be ruined. Then you will know that I am the Lord, for you have kept up an ancient feud and shed the blood of the Israelites by warfare, during the time of their punishment.
Ezekiel 35:6-9 Therefore as I live, says the Lord: I shall make blood your destiny, since you do not hate killing and death, that will come upon you. Your land and cities will become desolate wastes forever and no one will travel there.I will cover the hills and valleys with the dead, your towns will not be inhabited. Ezekiel 30:2-9
Ezekiel 35:10-14 You say: the two nations and two countries [The ten tribes of Israel and the two tribes of Judah] will be our possession, even though the Lord has been there. Therefore your anger and jealousy will be repaid, for I will do to the whole of Edom what you have done in your hatred for My people. I shall be known among you - for the way I judge you, you will know that the Lord has punished you. [by the means of His fiery wrath, a CME sunstrike] I have heard all your blasphemous talk about the Land of Israel, saying: the Land is ours to occupy. You have boasted and spoken against Me without restraint. So now I will destroy you., while the whole world rejoices, As you rejoiced at the inheritance of the House of Israel, when it was desolated, so I will do to you, all your lands will be devastation.
Many people believe that the next prophesied event in our world will be the Gog/ Magog invasion. Others say it's the tribulation - preceded by a rapture of the church. Some think the Return of Jesus will be next. That it will be none of these is told to us in the Book of the prophet Ezekiel, chapters 34, 36, 37, 38 & 39 they all speak about the Israelites, now every Christian believer, being gathered out of the nations and settled into the Holy Land of Israel. Those chapters are written in a fairly obvious sequence of events. Ezekiel 34:12-13 'I will rescue My people from where they were scattered in the Day of cloud and darkness, I will lead them out of the nations and bring them home to their own country'. Amos 5:18, Isaiah 13:9-10
Then comes Ezekiel 35, where it is explained how this gathering and settlement can take place. The Edomites can be identified as those nations and entities - that hate My people and have kept up their ancient feud with the Israelites, - that currently occupy a large portion of the area promised to the Patriarchs and who now threaten the State of Israel with annihilation: the Islamic peoples. Psalm 83:13-15, describes how the Lord Himself will deal to them, as they commence their attack on Israel. Psalm 7:12-16, Isaiah 8:9-10, Obadiah 1:15, Micah 4:11-12
Psalm 83:12 informs us that the goal of this Islamic alliance is total possession of all the Land of Israel. This is exactly as the Charters of Hamas and Fatah state; they are not interested in a two State solution, all the Jews must either leave or be killed.
The prophesies state that this attack by the peoples surrounding Israel will result in their destruction, but they also say that Judah too, will be judged at this time and'only a holy remnant will survive'. The Land is not polluted by radiation and as the CME quickly passes, the vegetation soon regenerates. [Psalm 68:9] Ezekiel 36:8 You, Land of Israel, grow your trees and bear fruit, for the homecoming of My people is near. This opens the way for all the Lord's Christian people to go and live in their heritage. Later will come the invasion by Gog/Magog - a different list of peoples and nations. They attack the Israelites 'gathered from the nations and living in a land recently recovered from ruin'. Ezekiel 38:8 Their total destruction is 'to show Myself Holy and make Myself known to many peoples'. Ezekiel 38:23 The rest of the prophecies will then unfold - the rise of the Anti Christ, the Tribulation and then, the culmination of this age: the Return of Jesus for His 1000 year reign.
Jeremiah 9:7-10a These are the Words of the Lord: I shall refine and test them. How else should I deal with My people? They speak lies and place traps for the unwary. Shall I fail to punish them for this? I will exact vengeance, and on the mountains and pastures there will be weeping and wailing. Jer.3:21, Psalm 30:5
Jeremiah 9:10b-11 The Land is scorched and untrodden, not even birds or beasts remain. Jerusalem and the towns of Judah are ruined and uninhabited. Jer. 12:4
Jeremiah 9:12 Who is wise enough to understand all this? Who has the Lord's command to explain it? Why has the Land become a dead Land, burned and laid waste?
Jeremiah 9:13-20 It is because they rejected My Law, which I set before them, they neither obeyed Me or kept My Laws. They follow the promptings of their wicked hearts, as their forefathers have taught them. Therefore, I shall make them eat and drink bitterness, I will scatter them among the nations, harass and punish them there. Wail and lament, for you have left your Land and your houses are in ruins. These are dual prophesies, to be completly fuflfilled in the near future. Isaiah 10:23, Isaiah 28:21-22
The Kingdom of Israel, conquered in 721BC and completely exiled by 717BC, then Judah in 585BC and again in 70AD. The exile of the northern 10 tribes still applies, part of the House of Judah have returned to part of the Land, but they still do not fully obey the Lord, so they and all peoples, remain under the threat of punishment.
Jeremiah 9:21-22 Death has come in the windows and entered our safe places. People in the streets and squares are cut off. Corpses lie everywhere, like swaths behind the reaper, with no one left to gather them. Joel 2:9-11, Jer. 25:33, Jer. 7:32-34
This is the result of the Great Day of the Lords vengeance and wrath. A massive CME sunstrike will 'scorch the land ' - 'burned and laid waste'. Underground shelters will be the only protection. This is amazingly prophesied for the Jewish remnant, in Isaiah 29:1-4.....you will speak out of the earth. Their voices will squeak ghostlike from underground.
Jeremiah 9:25-26 The time is coming, says the Lord when I shall punish all the circumcised. The Egyptians, the Jewish people, the Edomites, the Jordanians and all who live on the fringes of the desert. For all alike are uncircumcised and even the whole House of Israel is really uncircumcised in heart. Ezekiel 30:1-5 The House of Israel: Now the Christian peoples from every nation and language, the Israel of God. Galatians 6:16
The prophesy about scattering His people among the nations has been fulfilled and now we await the full and final gathering into the Promised Land. In order for that to happen, the great clearance and cleansing as prophesied here and in Jeremiah 12:14, will take place. Then the 'scorched Land' will be regenerated as in;
Ezekiel 36:8-12 But you, Land of Israel, you will grow your fruit trees and crops, for the homecoming of My people is near. I shall settle on you the whole people of Israel. They will be more prosperous than in days of old. Thus you will know that I am the Lord. Jeremiah 29:13-14, Ezekiel 36:36
His righteous Christian people will know the Lord by His blessings to them, not by the presence of Jesus, until His Return, to come later. Great are the promises to His people!
Reference: REB, NIV, KJV, some verses abridged.
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this; coming from Edom, from Bozrah with His garments stained red, moving in His mighty power? It is I; proclaiming victory, I who am strong to save.
Bozrah means 'sheepfold', and is used here as a metaphor for those nations where His sheep - all the true Christian peoples are at present. The Lord, in His mighty power, proclaims victory and saves His people. This is His great Day of vengeance and wrath. Isaiah 30:26
Isaiah 63:2-6 Why are Your clothes splattered with blood? I resolved on a Day of vengeance, I trod the nations in My anger and My clothes were stained. No one came to My assistance, by My own might, I brought victory.I shattered My enemies in My fury, their blood spilled on the ground.
Luke 20:43 & Acts 2:35 The Lord said to my Lord: sit at My right hand until I make your enemies your footstool. Psalm 110:1
Hebrews 10:12-13 Christ, having offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, took His seat at God's right hand and now waits until His enemies are made His footstool.
From these verses, it is made quite clear that Jesus does not Return in His glory until His enemies are 'made His footstool'. That is they are punished and defeated. But it is 'the Son of man'- that is Jesus Himself who actually instigates this Day of vengeance. This accords with; Luke 3:16-17...the chaff He will burn on a unquenchable fire.
Psalm 18:7-15...He makes darkness His covering, hail and glowing coals go before Him.
But on that Day, He will be revealed to His people, those who believe and trust in His salvation. 2 Thess 1:6-10
Zechariah 9:14-16 The Lord will appear over them, His weapon will flash like lightning - He will save His people. Ezekiel 20:9-11 & 36
Isaiah 60:1-3 Over you the glory of the Lord has dawned, though darkness covers the earth, on you the Lord shines and over you His Glory will appear.
2 Thessalonians 1:6-10....the Day the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire, punishing the godless peoples, He will reveal His glory among all believers.
Luke 17:29-30 On the day Sodom was destroyed, fire and sulphur rained upon them and killed them all. It will be like that on the Day the Son of Man is revealed. Isa. 24:23b
In Luke 4:18-19, At the commencement of His ministry, Jesus quoted only verse 1 and the first half of verse 2 of Isaiah 61:1-2. The second half is unfulfilled prophecy - 'A Day of vengeance of our God and to comfort those who mourn'. Many other prophecies confirm that this Day of vengeance and wrath is the next action of the Lord on the earth and as the rest of Isaiah 61:3-11 state, it is also the time He will ' comfort those who mourn'. That is: people who grieve for Christ's death and trust in Him for their salvation. Note that the Lord has blood stained clothes, then much later at His Return in glory; Revelation 19:13, He is 'robed in garments dyed in blood'. This proves that the Day of vengeance is before His Return.
Isaiah 30:26 The sun will shine with 7 times its normal strength on the Day I save My people.
Habakkuk 3:12-13 Furiously You traverse the earth, in anger You trample down the nations. You go forth to save Your people, Your anointed ones. You shatter the house of the godless to its foundations.
Zechariah 10:5-6 Destruction of enemies, then restoration for the Israelites.
2 Peter 3:12 & 14 Look forward to the coming Day of the Lord and work to hasten it on, for that Day will set the heavens ablaze and melt the elements with fervent heat. In expectation of all this, my friends, do your utmost to be found at peace with Him, unblemished and above reproach. Ref. REB. some verses abridged.
Verse 13 refers to the New heaven and earth, to come at the end of the Millennium, Revelation 21:1, but before that, more than 40 other prophecies categorically state how His people will gather and settle in the new country of Beulah.
Joel 1:1-4 Hear this, you leaders, listen to Me all you inhabitants of the Land. Has anything like this happened in your days or in days gone by? Tell it to your descendants, how the Land has been despoiled and made desolate.
Disaster has happened in the past to Israel, with the various conquests, but not to the full extent as described here by Joel and other prophets. This prophecy is a warning to us, now in the last days. Zephaniah 1:14-18 & Zephaniah 3:8
Joel 1:5-12 Wake up and mourn, you drunkards, for your wine is denied to you. A vast horde has invaded My Land, with their teeth of destruction they have killed all the vines and trees. Despair, all you farmers for your harvest is lost, the ground is dry and scorched and all the good things have come to an end. Isaiah 24:7-13
Joel 1:13-18 Put on sackcloth, you Rabbis and those who administer before the altar, for the offerings are withheld. Appoint a solemn fast and mourn, all who live in the Land - cry out to the Lord. For the Day of the Lord is near - it comes, a mighty destruction from the Lord. It is already before our eyes, there is neither joy or gladness and our food is cut off. Our harvests are destroyed and our livestock are starving. Micah 1:2-4, Habakkuk 3:12
Joel 1:19-20 To You, Lord, I cry out! For fire has consumed the pastures and flames have burnt up every tree. The streams and pools have dried up.
Scripture explains itself, as in the next chapter of Joel, we have the vivid description of how the Lord will carry out this forthcoming judgement upon His Land and the world: Joel 2:1-11......sound the alarm, let all the inhabitants of the Land tremble, for the great Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath is coming, a Day of darkness and dense cloud. A vast host appears - flames precede them, fire makes all a desolate waste behind them. As they approach, the earth shakes and thunder rolls before them as they leap the mountain tops and burst into the houses. Great is the Day of the Lord and who can endure it? Zechariah 3:9b, Jer. 4:25-28, Isaiah 5:24-25
Isaiah 30:26 tells us what it is that causes all this to happen - The sun will shine with seven times its normal strength, like seven days in one...This means what it says, it will be a coronal mass ejection, an enormous burst of cosmic particles [a vast host] shot out from the sun and aimed straight at the earth. It is how the Lord will carry out His judgement on ALL the world - Joel 2:2a...like the dawn, spreading across the mountain tops... as the earth rotates to face the sun and all the world will be affected, but the initial and heaviest strike is upon the Middle East, at midday, as prophesied in Zephaniah 2:4
This terrible and shocking event- the like has never been known, nor will be in all the ages to come.Joel 2:2b - will commence within 8 minutes of ejection from the sun, as a powerful light flash, then 24 hours later a multi million ton mass of superheated hydrogen plasma, that will envelope the earth will strike, causing deaths and immense damage worldwide. The only thing we can do is 'cry out to the Lord' and trust in His protection.
Deuteronomy 32:41-43, 2 Samuel 22:8-16, Isaiah 34:1-5, Psalm 11:6, Jeremiah 30:23-24 Isaiah 33:10-12, Psalm 144:5-6, Isaiah 63:1-6, Isaiah 26:21, Isaiah 30:30, Isaiah 9:18-19, Isaiah 2:12-21, 2 Thess. 1:8, Revelation 6:12-17
The sun - our life sustainer, emits a continuous stream of heat in the form of charged particles, otherwise known as the solar wind. The sun is actually a pulsating star and this creates a variable energy output. This variation in energy has not been so great as to cause serious problems on earth, although ice ages and heat waves have been experienced in the past.
Because the sun, and all the solar system rotates around its centre of gravity every 11.1 years, this spin orbit coupling means that the solar plasma [liquid surface] circulates with it, producing an 11.1 year solar cycle. Due to planetary pull at alignments plus an acceleration and deceleration process, there is a time of increased solar flare activity, currently numbered as Solar cycle 24. In the past this has been evidenced by aurora displays, and research indicates slightly warmer temperatures are due to solar flares. Because, in the lead up to Solar Cycle 24, there have been very few flares, we have experienced exceptionally cold winters over the past few years.
In September of 1859, the entire earth was engulfed in a cloud of supercharged plasma and a blood red aurora erupted from the poles to the tropics. Around the world, telegraph systems failed, switch gear burst into flames and operators were electrocuted. Compasses and other instruments reeled as if struck by a massive magnetic fist. Another, much smaller CME, struck Quebec in 1989, damaging their electricity grid.
All satellite operators are ready to shut down their services as soon as a CME is reported, as are communications, airlines, electricity suppliers, etc, in the hope of saving their equipment. [and staff!!!]
Sunspots, recorded up to 37,000 km in diameter, appear as dark spots on the surface of the sun. There is a strong magnetic field within each sunspot and they flare out in conjunction with another sunspot, so the ejection has North/ South polarity. In other words it is a mass with a magnetic field, the same as our planet. In conjunction with increased magnetic activity, more ultra violet energy is emitted, therefore the sun shines brighter and hotter. Reference; various sources
As we read in Isaiah 30:26-28 ...the Lord Himself comes from afar, His anger blazing and His doom heavy, His tongue a devouring fire. He sieves out the nations for destruction. The sun will shine with seven times its normal brightness, like seven days in one....
This description, along with many other prophecies, can only be explained literally by a CME. In no way does it fit the judgement on the armies of the Anti Christ that Jesus destroys by the sword of His Word, at the Return.
This enormous solar flare will be something 'the like has never been known, nor will be in the ages to come' Joel 2:2.
Jeremiah 51:52-57 A time is coming when I shall punish the idols and godless peoples of Babylon [a metaphor for all peoples who deny God] Sounds of great destruction come from their land, the advancing wave booms and roars, like mighty waters. For the Lord, a God of retribution, will repay in full. Jeremiah 25:30-33, Isaiah 5:24-30, Isaiah 24:19-20, 2 Peter 3:7
The earth has recently been getting some reminders of the sun's power, with a few solar flares. We are told how they can cause disruption of communications, but the news mostly focuses on the aurora displays.
I don't waste any worry space about these minor events, I haven't even found out how exactly an A class flare differs from an M class one. The CME predicted so comprehensively in Bible prophesy will be far off any scale and completely unprecedented. Joel 2:2b
The earths magnetosphere is a shield that protects us from the direct effects of a small CME. Auroras are the result of this protection. But we see that a CME could be the literal fulfilment of:
Isaiah 30:26 The sun will shine seven times stronger... and -
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes, burning like a furnace...., will cause -
Revelation 6:14 & Isaiah 34:4 ...the sky will roll up like a scroll....the atmosphere to be pushed aside -
2 Peter 3:10....the heavens will disappear with a great rushing sound..... with a great noise
Isaiah 64:1 Lord, tear aside the heavens, come down and cause earthquakes, fires and make water boil....and extreme heat.
The tremendous pressure wave of this CME will force away our magnetic shield and will bring to pass all the effects of the much prophesied Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, a terrible and unexpected judgement of fire. It is stated many times to be a one Day event, that is 24 hours: one earth rotation. Therefore, all the world will be affected; we are told that it will strike first in the Middle East at their midday, Zephaniah 2:4 and the sound of it will be heard around the world. Jeremiah 25:30-31 Within 40 seconds, those living in New Zealand will hear it, at their 11pm at night. Those in other time zones can easily calculate what their time is when it is 12 noon in the M. E. Anyone caught outside during the fire storms and earthquakes of this CME will die. Isaiah 66:16, Isaiah 51:6, Jeremiah 25:33, Jeremiah 9:22, Isaiah 63: 1-6, Psalm 37:10, Ezekiel 32:6
So, we who are warned must take note of what Isaiah tells us in-
Isaiah 26:20-21 The Lord is coming from His dwelling place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their sins. Go, My people, enter your rooms and shut the door after you, withdraw for a little while until the Lord's wrath has passed.
Expect and be prepared for - total darkness, extreme heat, powerful winds and earthquakes, then after it passes, no electricity, no water supply, no food deliveries, no communications, no transport and no rule of law. Peoples outside of the most affected zone will gradually recover, but life for all the survivors will never be the same again.
.........nothing will stop it coming to earth. 2 Esdras 16:15 [Bible Apocrypha]
The following 116 Bible verses describe the coronal mass ejection that the Lord will use to carry out His prophesied Day of vengeance and wrath against His enemies, the godless peoples and nations that attack the State of Israel.
1/ LIGHT -The initial light flash arrives from the sun within 8 minutes.
Isaiah 30:26a The sun will shine with seven times its normal strength.
Habakkuk 3:3-4 His brightness is like the dawn, His radiance covers the sky.
Psalm 144:6 Send lightning bolts to scatter Your enemies.
Psalm 18:14 He hurled lightning shafts far and wide.
Ezekiel 21:10 My deadly sword is sharpened, it will flash like lightning for the slaughter.
2/ HEAT - Seven times hotter, ambient temperature say, 15c X 7 = could be 120c, 250f
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes, burning like a furnace.
Psalm 18:8 Smoke and fire come from the Lord, with glowing coals and searing heat.
Isaiah 64:1-2 When You tear apart the sky, fires blaze and water boils.
Jeremiah 17:8...when the heat comes, trust in the Lord for protection.
Jeremiah 6:29 The fiery bellows of judgement burn fiercely to refine My people.
Isaiah 25:4 You give refuge to the poor and needy, shelter from the tempest and shade from the heat.
3/ DARKNESS - Caused by ash from volcanic eruptions, plus smoke from forest and city fires.
Isaiah 50:3 I can clothe the sky in darkness, cover it with sackcloth.
Amos 5:20 The Day of the Lord is indeed a Day of deep darkness.
Isaiah 13:10 The sun, moon and stars will give no light.
Ezekiel 32:7-8 I will veil the sky with clouds and bring darkness over the land.
Zephaniah 1:15 The Day of the Lord's anger will be a Day of destruction, of darkness and gloom.
Amos 8:9 On that Day, the sun will darken at noon.
Revelation 6:12...the sun turned black as a funeral pall and the whole moon blood red.
Psalm 18:11 He made thick darkness His covering, dense vapour His canopy.
Jeremiah 4:23The earth was in chaos and the sky was in darkness.
4/ FIRE - A huge mass of superheated cosmic particles envelopes the earth.
Isaiah 66:15 The Lord is coming in fire like a whirlwind with the flaming fire of His rebuke.
Luke 3:16 He will baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire, the chaff will burn forever.
Ezekiel 20:47 I am about to light a fire, its fiery flame cannot be put out.
1 Corinthians 3:13...for that Day dawns in fire and fire will test every persons worth.
Psalm 21:9 The anger of the Lord will engulf His enemies in a fiery furnace and consume them.
Hebrews 10:27 For the godless, there is only the terrifying expectation of a fierce fire that will consume God's enemies.
2 Peter 3:10 On that Day the earth will be enveloped in flames and all that is in it will be brought to judgement.
2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 ..when the Lord Jesus comes forth with His mighty host in blazing fire, he will punish all the godless and apostate people.
Psalm 97:2-5 Cloud enfolds Him, fire goes ahead and consumes His enemies.
Isaiah 4:4b The Lord will cleanse Jerusalem, with His judgement burning like fire.
Isaiah 33:12 The nations will be burned to ashes, like thorn bushes set on fire.
Ezekiel 30:16 I shall set Egypt on fire. Amos 1:1-15 Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan burned.
5/ EARTHQUAKES - The electromagnetic microwave effect will cause volcanoes and earthquakes. 84
Haggai 2:6 In a little while, I shall shake the sky, the earth and break the power of the godless.
Psalm 144:5 Lord, part the sky and come down, touch the mountains, so they pour forth smoke.
Isaiah 24:18-19 ..the windows of the sky above are opened, the earths foundations shake, it is convulsed and reels wildly.
Amos 8:8-9 On that day the earth will quake like ocean waves.
Revelation 6:12-14 There was a violent earthquake...every mountain and island was moved.
Psalm 18:7 The earth shook and quaked, the mountains trembled because of His anger.
Jeremiah 4:24 The mountains were reeling and the hills rocked to and fro.
Habakkuk 3:6 The Lord shakes the earth, the mountains are flattened.
6/ EARTH MOVED-The earths orbit may be speeded up by this event, resulting in a 360 day year, that will make sense out of the time periods given to us in Daniel and Revelation.
Isaiah 13:13...and the earth will be moved out of her place.
7/ COSMC PARTICLES AND METEORS - This event may coincide with a meteor shower. The CME will hit with a great pressure wave. Previous CME's have pushed satellites into lower orbits, this one will make them crash back to earth. This cannot refer to real stars, as the nearest one is 4¼ light years away and they are of enormous size.
Isaiah 28:2 The Lord will beat down violently upon the earth, as a destroying tempest.
Revelation 6:13 The starry host will fall to the earth, like fruit blown of a tree in a gale.
Isaiah 34:4 The host of the heavens will fall like ripe fruit.
Jeremiah 6:25 Do not go outside, for the sword of the Lord spreads terror all around.
8/ ELECTRICAL EFFECTS - The supercharged particles will cause extreme voltage in both the electric power supply system and telephone wires. Transformers and switchgear will be destroyed. Any appliances connected to the grid, even if switched off, will burn out. The cell phone network will be history- too bad, teenagers! Most vehicles will be inoperable.
9/ SKY EFFECTS - The earth magnetosphere and atmosphere are badly affected. This may cause a pole shift and huge storms will encircle the globe.
Isaiah 13:13 I shall make the heavens shudder...on the day of the Lord's blazing anger.
Isaiah 51:6 The sky will be dispersed like smoke.
2 Peter 3:10 ...the heavens will disappear with a great rushing sound.
Revelation 6:14 The sky vanished like a scroll being rolled up.
Isaiah 34:4 The sky will crumble into nothing and will be rolled up like a scroll.
Psalm 83:15 Pursue Your enemies with Your tempest, terrify them with Your stormwinds.
Jeremiah 30:23See what a scorching wind goes out, it rages down upon the heads of the wicked.
Jeremiah 4:11 & 20 A scorching wind will sweep down upon My people, the whole Land is ruined.
10/ A GREAT NOISE - The CME strike will be heard all around the earth.
Jeremiah 25:30-31 The Lord roars from on high, the great noise reaches the ends of the earth, for He judges the nations and has handed over the wicked for destruction.
Isaiah 29:6Judgement will come from the Lord with thunder, earthquakes, loud noise and consuming flames of fire.
Jeremiah 51:54-55 The Lord is ready to destroy the godless nations, the advancing wave booms and roars as it despoils them.
11/ DEATHS WORLDWIDE - Many millions will die, but for those who stay in shelter, it will be survivable, it is only a one day event. More will die from fighting and famine afterward. 85
Deuteronomy 32:41 When I set My hand to judgement, My sword will devour flesh.
Isaiah 28:21-22 The Lord will arise and storm with rage, destruction is decreed upon the earth.
Isaiah 66:16 He will judge with fire, many will be slain by Him.
Isaiah 34:5 For My sword is prepared, it descends in judgement on those doomed for death.
Isaiah 51:6 The sky will be dispersed like smoke and the people will die like flies.
Jeremiah 25:33Those that the Lord kills on that Day will lie scattered from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or buried, they will be as dung on the ground.
Isaiah 63:1-6 The Lord comes from the nations, His garments splashed with blood, His Day of vengeance had come and He tramped on them and spilled out their blood.
Psalm 37:20 Evil people will die, they will be incinerated and go up in smoke.
Isaiah 13:12 Humans will become scarce, more rare that fine gold.
Ezekiel 30:4-5 Egypt will suffer anguish...her slain will fall along with all the Arab lands.
Zephaniah 1:3 & 11 I shall destroy humans and animals, I shall bring the godless to their knees. Dire distress will come to sinful peoples, their blood and guts will spill on the ground.
Jeremiah 9:22 Corpses will lie like dung in the fields with no one to gather them.
Ezekiel 21:3 My sword of judgement will kill both the righteous and wicked alike, from the Negev, Northward.
Jeremiah 11:16 Once you were My people, now with a great noise, you will be burned and consumed.
Isaiah 5:25 His anger is roused against His people and as He strikes them down the mountains shake. Their bodies lie like refuse in the streets.
Ezekiel 32:6 I shall drench the land with blood, the villages will be filled with it.
12/ THE LAND BURNED - The fire and extreme heat will make forests and wooden houses catch fire, even concrete buildings mostly have tarred roofs, which will burn, as will tar sealed roads.
2 Peter 3:12Look forward to the coming Day of the Lord and work to hasten it on, that Day will set the sky ablaze and will melt the elements in fervent heat.
Isaiah 9:19 The land is scorched and the people are fuel for the fire.
Jeremiah 4:26 The fertile land becomes a wilderness before the fierce anger of the Lord.
Isaiah 42:15 I shall lay waste to all the land and dry up the rivers and lakes.
Ezekiel 15:8 I will make the land a waste because they have broken faith.
Joel 1:11 & 19-20 Despair you farmers for your harvest is lost, the ground is dry and scorched. To You, Lord I cry out for fire has consumed the pastures and trees of the land.
Jeremiah 9:10-12 ......the land is scorched and untrodden, not even birds or beasts remain. Jerusalem and the towns of Judah are ruined and uninhabited. The Land is a dead place, burned and laid waste.
Isaiah 10:18-19 Suddenly, His trees and meadows will be destroyed, what remains will be so few that a child may count them.
13/ CITIES DESERTED - The fires and destruction will drive people out and there will be no power, water or communications, plus no food deliveries, survival must be out in the country.
Isaiah 17:9 On the Day of Retribution, cities will be deserted..
Isaiah 6:11-12 How long, Lord? Until the Land is desolate and cities are deserted, houses vacant.
Jeremiah 4:7 The Destroyer comes, cities will lay waste and empty.
Hosea 8:14 You have forgotten your Maker, I shall send fire to burn your cities.
Micah 5:10-11 On that Day, I will devastate your cities.
Jeremiah 9:21-22 Death has come to our towns, corpses lie like dung in the streets.
Jeremiah 4:26 Your Holy cities are ruined, Jerusalem is burned by fire, all that we treasured has been destroyed.
Isaiah 27:10The fortified city is left solitary, stripped bare and forsaken like a wilderness.
14/ THE MILITARY DESTROYED - The powerful electromagnetic pulse will disable ships, tanks and aircraft. It will also cause explosive devices to either explode or be neutralized.
Jer. 50:22-23 The noise of battle is heard, see how the hammer of the whole world is broken.
Hosea 2:18 ...I shall break the bow and all weapons of war and sweep them off the earth.
Micah 5:5-11 On that Day, I will destroy your military fortifications.
Zephaniah 1:16A Day of battle cries against the fortified cities and towns.
Isaiah 30:25b On the Day of massacre, when fortresses fall.
Amos 5:9 Destruction will flash forth onto the mighty, against their strongholds.
Jeremiah 50:27 Put all warriors to the sword, lead them to slaughter, for their time has come.
15/ AN UNEXPECTED EVENT - This sudden and shocking event, is not the Return of Jesus, as when the Anti Christ desecrates the new Temple, Jesus will come exactly 1260 days later.
2 Peter 3:10 The great and terrible Day of the Lord will come like a thief, unexpectedly.
Isaiah 29:5-6 Suddenly, in an instant, your enemies will be punished with earthquakes, storms and flames of devouring fire.
Isaiah 10:17-19 In one Day, the Lord will burn up His enemies, as someone falling into a fit.
Jeremiah 6:26...for in an instant the Despoiler will be upon us.
16/ A ONE DAY EVENT - A CME strikes the earth at a speed of more that 1 million miles per hour. It causes terrible effects, but then continues on past, leaving us to recover.
Zephaniah 3:8 Wait for the Day when I accuse the nations and pour out My burning anger upon the whole world.
Ezekiel 30:2-3 Alas for the Day, a day is near, the Day of the Lord is near, a Day of reckoning for the nations.
Isaiah 13:9 The Day of the Lord is coming, a cruel Day of wrath and fierce anger.
Joel 1:15 The Day is near, it comes, a mighty destruction from the Lord.
Isaiah 2:20-21 On the Day the Lord will arise and strike the world with terror.
Zechariah 3:9 In a single Day, I will wipe away the guilt of this Land.
Isaiah 63:4-6 I resolved on a Day of vengeance, I shattered nations in My fury.
Joel 2:11 The Lord thunders as He leads the host, great and terrible is the Day, who can endureit.
Zephaniah 2:4-5 Land of the Philistines, at midday, I shall crush you and lay you in ruins, bereft of inhabitants.
Joel 2:30-31 On that great and terrible Day of the Lord, the sky and the earth will show blood, fire and smoke.
17/ HIS PEOPLE - Joel 2:32 Then all who call on the Lord's Name will be saved.
Isaiah 30:26 The sun will shine 7 times stronger, on the Day the Lord saves and heals His people.
Habakkuk 3:12-13Furiously You traverse the earth, in anger You trample down the nations. You go forth to save Your people.
Joel 3:16 The Lord roars from Zion, the heavens and the earth shudder but He is a refuge for His people and a defence for Israel.
Psalm 68:1-3 God springs into action! His enemies scatter like smoke, as wax melts before a fire, so the godless are destroyed before Him. The righteous are happy and praise God.
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through rivers, they will not overwhelm you. Walk through fire and flames and not be burned or scorched. I am the Lord, your God and your Deliverer.
1 Peter 1:5 Because you put your faith in God, you are under the protection of His power until the salvation now in readiness is revealed at the end of time.
Reference: Revised English Bible. Some verses abridged.
2 Esdras 3:17-22 Lord, You rescued Jacob's descendants from Egypt and led them to Mt Sinai. There You made the heavens bow down and by Your glory, gave the Commandments to the Israelites. But You did not take away their evil hearts and thus enable Your Law to bear fruit in them. For as Adam sinned, so all his offspring are inveterate sinners and the good of the Law came to nothing.
2 Esdras 4:23-25 Why has Israel been scattered among the nations? Why are Your people, those whom You love, living in the godless nations? Why has the Law of our fathers and our Covenant with You, been discarded? Our lives are short, are we even worthy of Your pity? What will He do for us, we who bear His Name? [Now: all Christians]
2 Esdras 4:26-32 Those who are living at the end of the age will see and marvel. This present age is full of sorrow and weakness, people are unable to grasp what is promised in due time for His godly people. Until the full crop of evil has been reaped and the ground on which it was sown has been cleansed, there will be no room for the place where the good will be sown. Terrible will be the harvest, one seed of evil has produced a great crop of godlessness!
2 Esdras 4:33-37 But when? How long must we wait? The reply: Do not be in a hurry for yourselves alone, the Most High is concerned for the many. The same question is asked by the righteous in the storehouse of the souls: How long must we stay here? [Revelation 6:10-11] As soon as the tally of those like yourselves is complete. The Lord has measured and numbered the ages, He will alter nothing, the appointed time must be reached. Habakkuk 2:3
2 Esdras 6:17-28 The time draws near when I shall come to judge the earth's inhabitants, a time when I shall enquire into the wickedness of the wrongdoers and the time when Zion's humiliation will be over. All will see this judgement at the same moment - a loud trumpet blast will strike terror into all who hear it. Whoever is left after all that will be saved and will see the salvation that I bring. Wickedness will be blotted out, but faithfulness will flourish and truth will be revealed.
2 Esdras 9:1-8 Watch carefully, when you see earthquakes, insurrections, unstable governments and panic among the leaders, then you will understand that the time is near for the Most High to begin to judge the world. The times determined by the Most High are marked; the beginning by portents and miracles, the end by manifestations of power. All who come safely through, thanks to their good deeds or the faith they have shown, will survive the dangers I have foretold and will witness the salvation I shall bring to My Land, the special area set apart for eternity as My own.
2 Esdras 9:9-12 Then those who have neglected My ways, will be taken by surprise, their contempt for their Maker will bring them to destruction. All who disdained My Laws while freedom was still theirs, who scornfully dismissed the idea of penitence while the way was still open, all these must learn the truth through torments after death. The just will be saved, the world is theirs and for their sake it exists. Reference: REB Apocrypha. Some verses abridged.
Acts 14:22 We are warned, that to enter the Kingdom of God, we must undergo many hardships.
Jeremiah 9:7 I shall refine My people; how else should I deal with them?
Romans 8:17 If we are His heirs, then we must share His suffering, if we are also to share in His glory.
John 17:15 I do not pray for You to take them [My Christian people] out of this world, but that You keep them from the evil one.
Revelation 3:10 ...keep you from the hour of trial.
John 17:15....keep them from the evil one.
Jeremiah 30:7 ...Jacobs trouble - but he shall be saved out of it.
All the four highlighted above are translated from the same Greek words -tereo ek. Tereo ek means ; to be kept from falling - not giving way under pressure and temptation, not physical rescue or protection. The prayer of Jesus in John 17:15 I do not ask that You take them out of the world, failed if He meant for His disciples to be physically protected, as they were all martyred. [except John]
Luke 21:34-36 Be prepared, do not let worldly cares catch you unawares, when the Great Day comes, for that day will come to everyone the world over. Be alert, praying at all times for the strength to pass safely throughall that is coming, so you will be able to stand in the Lord's presence. Note that some Bibles say 'escape all these things', but the correct translation is 'to pass safely through', proved by verse 34.
1 Peter 4:12-19 Dear friends, do not be surprised by the fiery ordeal which has come to test you, for the time has come for the judgement to begin and it begins with God's own household. So if you suffer according to His will, you must continue to trust Him, while still doing good and your Maker will not fail you. This passage applies to all the Church saints who have been and are, persecuted for His sake. But it more specifically applies to us, as we await the multi prophesied fire judgement that will test the faith of everyone. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8
1 Corinthians 10:13 So far you have faced no trial beyond human endurance, God keeps faith and will not let you be tested beyond your powers, but when the test comes, He will provide a way out and enable you to endure it. We will all be tested, there is no 'rapture' out of it, but those who trust Him and call on his Name, will be helped through this terrible time. Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21
1 Corinthians 1:7-9 There is indeed no single gift that you lack, while you wait expectantly for Jesus to reveal Himself. He will keep you firm until the end, without reproach until the Day of His Return. God Himself has called you to share in the life of His Son, and God keeps faith.
Jeremiah 25:29 I shall first punish Jerusalem, [Judah] so do you think you can be exempt? No, you will not escape judgement, for I am bringing punishment upon all the inhabitants of the earth. This is the Word of the Lord.
Revelation 13:10b ....this calls for the endurance and faithfulness of God's people. Ref: REB
Amos 9:8-12 In My anger against the nations, I shall not totally destroy the descendants of Jacob. [Now, with the salvation offered by Jesus, Christians are deemed to be the Israel of God.] My command was that Israel be scattered among the peoples of the world, but I will keep My eye upon them. Proverbs 5:21, 1 Peter 3:12 I know who they all are. Those who rebel and disobey Me will die. Ezekiel 20:38 On the Day of the redemption of My people, I will restore the House of David, the leaders of Israel, Hosea 1:11, so that they may possess all of that area named as Mine. This, I your God, will accomplish. Obadiah 1:19-21, Ezekiel chapter36
Isaiah 40:26-31 Lift up your eyes on high, consider the Creator of all things. He brings out His host, [people]one by one, each summoned by name, through His great power and strength, none is missing. You Israelites, do not say: The Lord has forgotten us. Do you not know, have you not heard, The Lord, the Creator, does not weary and His understanding cannot be fathomed. He gives strength to the exhausted, as even the fittest grow faint, but those who trust Him will get new strength, they will soar as on eagles wings, march and not become tired. Isaiah 27:12
Isaiah 40:26 is usually translated so as to mean real stars, however the chapter commences with; 'Comfort My people,' and finishes with the beautiful promise of how the Lord will help His people return to their Land. Therefore in context, it must be more correct to apply ' His host', to the Lord's righteous Christian people, and more logical than to think that He summons the stars, one by one, called by name? ...set in place, Psalm 8:3 His people, Christian Israelites, are called out of the nations, soon after this forthcoming Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath and are motivated to migrate to the new country of Beulah. As the other prophets and Jesus say: the Father knows who His people are and He will call them by name for the gathering of the Israel of God. Galatians 6:16
Baruch 4:30 Take heart, My children, He who calls you by name, will comfort you. John 6:39
Isaiah 27:12-13 On that Day, the Lord will sound a great trumpet and those of His people, who are dispersed around the world will be gathered one by one and will come to worship the Lord in His holy Land. Isaiah 49:6,Jer. 25:30-31
Jeremiah 3:14 Come back, apostate people, for I am patient with you, I shall take you; one from each town and two from each clan and bring you to Zion.Isaiah 11:11-12
Matthew 24:37-44 As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be when the Son of man comes. The people then carried on unsuspectingly until the flood came and killed them all. This is how it will be when I come next, at a time when you least expect. Then there will be two people working; one will be taken, the other left. Therefore, be ready and keep watch for the Day your Lord comes. [in His wrath] 1 Thessalonians 5:4-6
It has always been thought that this passage in Matthew refers to the Return of Jesus in His glory, but even a quick look at Revelation shows that this event cannot be at the Return, as that will not be unexpected, because it is exactly 1260 days after the Anti Christ desecrates the Temple. The next thing prophesied, that will come ' like a thief', is the punishment of the nations instigated by Jesus and graphically described in over 100 prophesies, as a coronal mass ejection, that will clear and cleanse the Land of Israel in preparation for ' the homecoming of His people'. Ezekiel 36:8, Isaiah 65:9, Isaiah 49:22, Ezekiel 37:21, Jeremiah 16:14-16, Zechariah 10:8-12
Psalm 2:1-12 Why are the nations in a turmoil? People hatch futile plots and leaders conspire together against the Lord. They say; Let us break free from His rule. But He who watches from His throne, laughs and derides them, then He rebukes them, in His wrath. Y'hovah says; I have established My King in My holy place, I have decreed; You are My Son, I am Your Father. Ask of Me what you will, I shall give You the nations as Your domain, the earth as Your possession. You will break them with a rod of iron, so be warned, you peoples, pay Him homage, for His anger flares up in a moment. Happy are those who find refuge in Him! John 3:35 Reference: Revised English Bible. [abridged]
Isaiah 44:1-5 Hear Me now, Jacob My servant - My chosen one: Thus says the Lord, your maker and helper, who fashioned you from birth. Have no fear, you whom I have chosen, for I shall pour down rain upon the thirsty Land. I shall pour out My spirit on your offspring, My blessings on your children. They will grow and prosper and will call themselves by holy names. Ezekiel 37:14
The Lord's righteous Christian people, those who trust Him and obey His commands.
Isaiah 44:6-8 The Lord, the Redeemer and King of Israel, says: I am the Alpha and the Omega, there is no god but Me. Who else is like Me , let him speak up and foretell what is yet to be. Take heart, have no fear, I have told you long ago of the future and you are My witnesses. The prophets have told us what will happen, simply read the Scriptures and pray for understanding. Jeremiah 33:3, 2 Peter 2:19
Isaiah 44:9-20 Those who make and worship idols are less than nothing, their ignorance shows up their foolishness - all their labour and worship is wasted. Their deluded minds have led them astray and they cannot recover their senses enough to say: These things are a sham and a delusion. Psalm 135:15-18
Isaiah 44:21-23 Israel; never forget Me, for you are My servants, I made you for My service. Turn back to Me, you Israelites, for I have redeemed you. I have swept away your transgressions like a mist. Shout in triumph, you heavens and earth, cry out for joy, for the Lord has redeemed His people and through them, He wins glory
This is written in past tense, as though it was already done. So we can be sure that it will happen. The Lord's people, righteous Christian Israel are His witnesses and His servants. They are redeemed and forgiven. It is through them, living once again, as they will in the Holy Land, that He displays His glory. Ezekiel 39:27, Psalm 47:2-4, Isaiah 65:8-9
Isaiah 44:24-26a Your Maker and Redeemer says: It was I who made all things, I show up those who speak falsely and I make nonsense of what, so called, wise men say. But I confirm My servants prophesies and bring about My messengers plans.
Isaiah 44:26b Of Jerusalem, I say: She will be inhabited once more and the towns of Judah will be rebuilt, I shall restore their ruins.
Wonderful are the blessings promised to His people:
Colossians 1:11-12 In His glorious might, may He give you the strength to meet whatever is to come. Let us give joyful thanks to Him, who has made us fit to share the heritage of His people, in the Kingdom of light.
Isaiah 35:10 The Lord's people, set free, will live again in Zion, gladness and joy will be theirs, while suffering and sorrow flee away.
Hosea 14:4-7 I shall heal My people's apostasy, then love them freely. They will flourish.
Isaiah 61:10-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Ezekiel 36:8-12 & 24-38, Jeremiah 33:12-14, Isaiah 12.
Reference; REB. Some verses abridged.
Psalm 10:12-15 Arise, Lord, set Your hand to the task, do not forget the afflicted. The wicked have rejected You, they say: You will not call them to account. You see their evil deeds, Lord: bring on Your justice,we commit ourselves to You. Break their power and hunt out wickedness until You can find it no more.
Psalm 11:4-7 The Lord is in His holy place, on His heavenly throne. He observes mankind and searches out the just and unjust peoples. The Lord tries the righteous, but He hates those who do violence on them and all those who deny Him and act against His Laws. On them, He will rain fiery coals and burning sulphur, a scorching wind will be their lot.
For the Lord is righteous and loves justice, His face is turned toward the upright in heart.
Psalm 14:4-7Will evildoers never learn? All those evil peoples who devour My people as if eating bread and never consider their Maker. They will be in dire alarm, for the Lord is present in the company of the righteous. You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor and humble, but the Lord is their refuge. We pray for the deliverance of Zion and long for the Day when the Lord will restore the fortunes of His people.
Then all Israelites will rejoice and be glad.
Psalm 15:1-5 Lord: who may dwell in Your sanctuary? Who may live in Your Holy Land? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous.
He who speaks the truth from his heart and bears no malice.
He who does his neighbour no wrong and does not denigrate his fellow man.
He who despises evil, but honours those who fear God.
He who keeps his oath, even when it hurts.
He who lends money without usury and takes no bribes.
He who does these things will never be shaken.
Psalm 50:3-6, Psalm 97:1-12
Psalm 10:16-18 Lord. You have heard the lament of the humble, You strengthen their hearts. You listen to them and bring redress to the fatherless and oppressed, so that no one on earth can again inspire terror. Now the [evil] nations have been expelled from Your Land. The Lord reigns forever! Jeremiah 12:14
Ref: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
Ecclesiasticus 51:1-6 I shall give thanks to You, my Lord and King, I shall praise You as my Saviour, because You are my protector and helper. You rescue me from destruction, from the traps of my enemies - those who invent lies, those who wait to devour me. In the fullness of Your mercy, You rescue me from the hands that threaten my life, the many troubles that I endure, from the choking fire that envelopes me and from the grave. Isaiah 35:3-4, Psalm 11:5-6, Psalm 97:10-12, Psalm 121:1-8, Isaiah 51:6, Habakkuk 3:13
Eccl. 51:7-10 On every side I was surrounded and there was no one to help. I looked for human aid and there was none. Then I remembered Your mercy, what You did in days long past. You deliver those who put their trust in You and free them from their enemies. Psalm 31:4-5, Psalm 34:19-22, Psalm 108:12-13
From the earth, I send up my prayer, begging to be rescued from death.
I cried: Lord - You are my Father, do not abandon me in my time of trouble, when I am helpless in the face of arrogance. Isaiah 54:17, Joel 3:16, Psalm 34:17, Psalm 37:39-40, Psalm 62:1-8, Psalm 91:14-16
Eccl. 51:11-12 My petition was granted, now I shall praise You and make thanksgiving. You saved me from destruction, bringing me out from my desperate plight, I shall bless the Name of the Lord. Nahum 1:7, Zechariah 9:16, Isaiah 12:1-6
Eccl. 51:23-30 You that are uninformed, come to Me and listen to My instruction. Why lack knowledge and leave your thirst unslaked? Psalm 19:7, Isaiah 51:7-8
The Lord proclaims: Buy wisdom for yourself, without cost - it is not far from you. May you delight in the Lord's mercy and never be ashamed of praising Him. Do your duty at this time and in His time, He will give you your reward.
Reference: REB Apocrypha, some verses abridged.
Psalm 13:5, Psalm 37:5, Psalm 56:3-4, Psalm 62:8, Isaiah 30:15, Ezekiel 34:22-31
1 Corinthians 3:13-15 The work that each person does will, at the last be brought to light; the Day of judgement will expose it. For that Day dawns in fire and the fire will test the worth of each persons work. If anyone's legacy survives, they will be rewarded, if the fire destroys it, they will have to bear the loss - yet they will escape with their life, though only by passing through the fire.
Psalm 62:11-12 Two things God has spoken that I have learned: All power belongs to God and unfailing love is His, because You reward everyone according to what they have done.
James 1:12 Happy is the person who stands firm in time of trial. If you pass safely through the time of testing, you will receive as your reward the life which God has promised to those who love Him. Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
Psalm 108:7-8 God has spoken from His sanctuary: I will go up now and look over My Land. The ten tribes of Israel are My strength and the two tribes of Judah are My Lawgivers.
Psalm 108:9-10 Who will help me defeat My enemies, the Edomites and the Philistines?
Psalm 108:11-13 Have You rejected us, Lord our God? And do You no longer lead our armies into battle? Grant us Your help against the foe, for in vain do we look to any mortal for deliverance. With God's help we shall fight valiantly, for He Himself will tread down our enemies.
Psalm 109:21-25 You, Lord my God, deal with me as befits Your honour, in Your mercy, deliver me for I am poor and needy and my heart is distraught. I fade like a shadow, tossed about like a locust. I am weak and wasted for want of food, and am the object of my enemies taunts.
Psalm 109:26-31 Help me, my God, save me by Your loving mercy, so that all may know that You have done it. My enemies may curse, but You will bless me. Let my adversaries be clothed with dishonour, as Your servants rejoice. I will give thanks and praise to the Lord, who helps those who trust and call upon Him in their hour of need.
Isaiah 26:3-13 Lord, those who believe in You and obey Your commandments, are untroubled because of their trust in You. We trust in Your deliverance, as You bring down the high and mighty peoples. The path of the righteous is smooth, and we long for the time that Your Laws will prevail on earth. Lord, Your hand is lifted high, the fire reserved for Your enemies will consume them.
Lord, You will bestow prosperity on us, for in truth, all our works are Your doing. Lord, we have been ruled by others, but You alone do we invoke by Name. Reference: REB. Some verse abridged
The Lord speaks from His sanctuary - before the Return of Jesus. He sees the enemies of His people, the Edomites - the godless nations and the Philistines - the Palestinians preparing to attack them. The Lord Himself will 'tread down the enemies, the proud and arrogant peoples', His hand is raised to strike and 'the fire reserved for them will burn and destroy them'. [by a CME sunstrike]
'On that Day, all who call on the Name of the Lord will be saved', Acts 2:21 and 'He will bestow prosperity on His people', His true Christians from every race and language, as they gather and live in the Promised Land. Ezekiel 36:1-38
Before making definitive decisions about the correct Name of our Creator, the language that we should speak, or the ordinances that we should observe, it is necessary to carefully consider Scriptures as given to us;
Deuteronomy 28:58 & 64 If you do not observe My Laws and revere this honoured and dreaded Name of the Lord your God, then He will punish and disperse you among the nations and you will serve other gods.
Hosea 9:1-4 Do not rejoice, Israel, for you have been unfaithful to your God. You have been sent into exile from the Holy Land. Do not make sacrificial offerings to Him, as that will be like food at a funeral and would make you unclean. Your food must be only for your own needs, do not offer any to the Lord. Psalm 50:1-23
Hosea 9:5-7 What will you do on the day of the Lord's appointed feasts? For look; the people have gone out from their devastated Land and now live among the nations. Hosea 8:8 Their decreed punishment is upon them and because of their sins and their prophets will be as fools and inspired seers like madmen.
2 Chronicles 15:3 For a long time Israel was without the true God, without anyone to interpret the Law and without the Law.
Isaiah 28:9-13 Who is there that can be taught? That makes sense of what he hears? People are just like babies, newly weaned, because the Word is precept upon precept, a little here, a little there. So now, with a foreign tongue, the Lord will address this people, a people that would not listen, therefore they cannot gain understanding and will fall, be injured and captured.
The two kingdoms, Israel and Judah, are both conquered and their decreed punishment, that is exile from their Land, is upon them. Although part of Judah have returned to part of the Land, we await the final regathering and the return of all Israel. Before that, they are told not to observe the appointed festival days or make sacrifice, as they have no one to correctly advise them and interpret the Law. Now, the Lord will address His people in a foreign language. [that is; not Hebrew] Pray for understanding!
Isaiah 52:6 On that Day [when He saves His people] you will know My Name and know that it is I, your God who speaks. Hosea 2:16-17
Ezekiel 39:7 My Holy Name I shall make known in the midst of My people, Israel, and it will no longer be profaned, the nations will know that I, your God am holy in Israel
Joel 2:32 Then, everyone who invokes the Name of the Lord will be saved. On the great and terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath.
Zephaniah 3:9 For then, I shall give to those people a pure language, that they may call upon the Name of the Lord and serve Him with one accord.
Revelation 3:11 Those who are victorious shall be as pillars in the Temple forever, on them will be the Name of God, the name of new Jerusalem and My new Name.
Revelation 19:12b Written on Him was a Name known to none but Himself.
We will only know the true Name of God at the gathering of His people back to the Land, then later, at the Return of Jesus- His new Name and that of the city. Ref: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
Isaiah 63:7-10 I shall tell of the Lord's unfailing love and of the great things He has done for His people, in His compassion for Israel. He said: surely they are My people, they will not be false with Me. So, He, Himself delivered then from their troubles. He carried them through all the days of old. Yet, they rebelled and grieved His Holy spirit, so He turned against them and allowed enemies to conquer them.
God chose and prepared a nation that would be His friends and a witness about Him to the world. Sadly, they rebelled against their Maker, so their punishment was exile. This was decreed for a defined period, Ezekiel 4:4-6, now we look forward to the full and final regathering back to the Land.
Isaiah 63:11-14 When in exile, they recalled the days long past and how Moses shepherded his flock through the sea and into the Promised Land, by the power of the Holy spirit. Thus, You led Your people and thereby gained everlasting renown.
Isaiah 63:15-16 Look down from the heavens - Your lofty throne and see us, Lord, for You are our father. Where now, is Your zeal and Your valour, You are withholding Your compassion from us. Even though Abraham may not know us and Israel does not acknowledge us, You, Lord, are our Father and our Redeemer from of old.
"Abraham does not know us " Todays Christian people, who may: via the ten Northern tribes and Judah, or may not be Abrahams descendants, but are the true Israel of God. He is our Father and our Redeemer. We Christians are His people and we inherit the Promises of God to Israel. Romans 9:6-8, Ephesians 2:8-13, Galatians 3:26-29
Isaiah 63:17-19 Why, Lord, do You let us wander from Your ways and harden our hearts, so that we no longer revere You? Turn again for the sake of Your servants, the people that are Your inheritance.
Why have enemies trespassed on Your sanctuary? Why have our enemies trampled the Land? You have not ruled over them, they are not Your subjects. We are Your people from ancient times, Your servants and witnesses.
Psalm 106:47Deliver us, Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, so that we may give thanks to Your Name and make Your praise our pride. Reference: Revised English Bible. Some verses abridged.
Isaiah 49:8-13 The Lord says: At the time of My favour, I will answer you, on the Day of Deliverance I will come to your aid. Your destiny is to be a light to the nations and you will restore the Land. Those in exile will go free, they will find a good Land to live in. My people will neither hunger or thirst, the sun will not distress them. I will guide them along level pathways, My people - coming from the North, the West and the South lands. Shout for joy, sing songs of triumph, for the Lord has comforted His people and has pity on them, in their distress.
Hosea 2:14-23 Now, I shall call My people and lead them into an empty place. I will encourage and strengthen them, there the Land will be restored, its vineyards and pastures. They will respond with thanksgiving and joy, calling Me "Husband", as I will betroth Myself to them forever. I will tame the wild beasts and sweep all weapons of war off the face of the earth, so My people can live without fear. The Land will be productive and My righteous people will be My new sowing in My Holy Land. I will say: "You are My people". They will say: "You are our God".
Isaiah 12:1-4 On that Day, we will praise You, though You were angry with us, now You comfort us. We are confident and unafraid. The Lord is our Deliverer, our refuge and defence. With joy, we will give thanks to Him for what He had done for us.
Zephaniah 3:19-20 When that time comes I shall deal with all those who oppress you. I shall rescue the lost and gather the dispersed, I shall win for My people renown from all the world. The great Exodus out of the nations and into all of the holy Land, of all true Christian believers.
But first, the holy Land must be cleared and cleased:
Isaiah 30:26-28 The sun will shine seven times stronger, like seven days in one, on the Day the Lord saves His people. He comes from afar, His anger blazing and His doom heavy. Like a devouring fire, He sieves out the nations for destruction.
Isaiah 66:16 The Lord will judge with fire, His sword will test all mankind, many will die.
Habakkuk 3:13-14 You go out to save Your people, You shatter the wicked, they are swept away. The Judgement of fire, the Lord's Day of wrath, prophesied over 70 times.
Psalm 27:11-13 Teach me Your ways, do not give me up to enemies. Lead me by a level path, for I know that I will see the great deeds of the Lord in the Land of the living.
Psalm 37:39-40 Deliverance for the righteous comes from the Lord, He is their refuge in times of trouble. He will help and deliver them, keep them safe from their enemies, because they seek shelter in Him.
Jeremiah 31:2-3 At that time, I shall be the God of all the families of Israel and they will be My people - a people that have escaped the sword and found favour in the desert. The Lord protected them, from afar He appeared to them, He maintains His unfailing love for them, as from times past. Not the Return, as yet.
Isaiah 14:32 The answer for the messengers is: The Lord has established Zion and in the Land there is a refuge for His people.
1 Peter 4:7-19 The end of the age is upon us, therefore we must lead righteous lives. Use the gifts you have in service to others. Do not be terrified by the fiery ordeal, which comes to test everyone, judgement is coming, those who continue in their faith and entrust their souls to Him - their Maker will not fail them. Reference: Revised English Bible. Some verses abridged.
2 Thessalonians 1:4-10 We hold you up as a good example of steadfast faith, because you have kept faithful despite difficulties and troubles. This will show the justice of God's judgement, when you prove worthy to partake in the Kingdom, for which you are currently suffering.
It is just that God should balance the account by sending affliction to those who afflict you and to give you relief when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire. Then, He will punish all those who refuse to acknowledge God or the Gospel of Jesus. They will suffer the penalty of eternal destruction cut off from any hope of salvation, when on that great Day, He comes to reveal His glory among His own and to all believers. Therefore to you, since you believe the testimony of the Gospel. All true Christians.
This passage describes the Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, a terrible fire judgement upon His enemies and how, at that time, He saves and delivers His people. He is not seen by all the world at this first event, only by believers in Him. Many other prophecies parallel this; Isaiah 10:17-22, Isaiah 29:19-21, Isaiah 30:26, Jeremiah 30:4-8, Ezekiel 34:12, Amos 9:8-12
2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Now, about the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, when He is to gather the elect to Himself, do not be alarmed by anyone who says He is here already. Let no one deceive you: that Day cannot come before the final rebellion against God, when wickedness will be revealed in human form, the man doomed to destruction. He is the adversary who aspires to be worshipped in God's place and he even enthrones himself in the temple, claiming to be God. Daniel 8:10
Already the secret forces of wickedness are at work, but the restraining power of the Holy Spirit will ensure that he will be revealed only at the appointed time. Then, the Lord Jesus will destroy him by His Spirit and His radiant power.
Now - that is: several years after the previous events of judgement and deliverance, Jesus will Return, in glory, visible to all. He destroys the armies attacking Jerusalem and chains up Satan, then commences His Millennial reign. Revelation 19:11-21, Revelation 20:1-6 At this time He gathers 'the elect'to Himself, Matthew 24:31, 1 Thess 4:15-17, they are the Gentiles who have kept pure and faithful to Him, during the Tribulation.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 The coming of this wicked person is the work of Satan, it will be accompanied by all the powerful signs and miracles that falsehood can devise and every sort of evil that deceives those who do not open their minds to the truth. They are doomed to perish, because they refuse to listen to the Gospel of the truth, so God has put them under a compelling delusion; which makes them believe what is false. So all will be judged and condemned who have rejected the truth, but have made sinfulness their choice. Ref: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
Here, in Paul's letter to the Thessalonians, he prophesies about two separate appearances of Jesus. First, His coming in 'blazing fire', when He will reveal Himself only to His righteous people. He destroys the nations and entities who 'conspire to attack Israel', in fulfilment of Psalm 83 and many other prophecies. His righteous Christian people go to live in the Promised Land. Then, at least 7 years after that devastating and shocking event, the Anti Christ will come to power and 'enthrone himself in the Temple', this commences the Great Tribulation and 1260 days later, Jesus Returns to live once again on earth.
Psalm 69:13-18 At the acceptable time, I will lift up my prayer to You, Lord: in Your great love, answer me with Your salvation. Rescue me, do not let me sink, deliver me from those who hate me. Do not let the depths of the pit engulf me, in Your great compassion; turn toward me. Come near and redeem me and deliver me from my enemies.
Psalm 69:22-28 My enemies preparations become a trap for them, their eyes are veiled, so they cannot see the punishment coming upon them. Pour out Your wrath upon them, let Your burning anger overtake them. Let their towns be deserted, their houses without inhabitants.
For our enemies have persecuted Your people, those who You sent into exile, enemies have multiplied our troubles and gloated over our trials.
Lord: heap double punishment on them, blot them out of the Book of Life. Let them not share in the salvation of the innocent.
Psalm 69:29-31 Now; I am in pain and distress, may Your salvation protect me. I shall praise God's Name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving. This will please Him more than a offering of a animal.
Psalm 69:32-36 The poor and humble will understand and be glad. Take heart, you seekers after the Lord, for He listens to you and does not reject His captive people. Let all things praise Him, for the Lord will deliver Zion and rebuild the towns of Judah. His people will settle there and possess the holy Land. The children of those who serve Him will inherit it and those who love Him will live there.
seekers after the Lord, those who serve Him....is a clear reference to Christian people, THEY will inherit the holy Land.
Psalm 70:1-5 Make haste and save me, O God, let our enemies be shamed and confused, may all who desire our ruin be disgraced. May all who think they have the upper hand, be defeated.
But let all who seek the Lord be jubilant and rejoice in their salvation, all those who long for His rescue will shout: All glory to God!!
Now, we are oppressed and poor, Lord come quickly and save us. You are our help and deliverer, Lord do not delay!
Psalm 73:12 & 17-20 The wicked feel secure as they amass wealth and power. But then, I saw what their destiny will be. They are on a slippery slope and they will fall headlong into disastrous ruin. In an instant they are destroyed,completely swept away by Your terrors, You make an end to them. They become as a dream when one awakes, like fantasies of the imagination.
Reference: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
Baruch 4:1-4 Wisdom is in the Book of the Lord's commandments. All who hold fast to it will live, but those who forsake it will die. Happy are we, the Lord's true Israelite people, for we know what is pleasing to our God.
Baruch 4:5-11 Take heart, My people, those who keep My Laws. [Christians]
Israel was sent to the heathens, but not to be destroyed. Because you ignited God's wrath, you were handed over to the enemy. You forgot your Maker, the One who nurtured you and it caused sorrow to the Land that fostered you. She saw that disaster had come upon you. With joy I brought you up, but with tears and mourning, I watched you go into exile.
Baruch 4:17-24 But how can you be helped? Only the One who brought those disasters upon you, can deliver you. Take heart My children - cry out to the Lord. He will rescue you from the power of your enemies. As the neighbours of Zion have seen your exile, so will they soon witness the deliverance of you, which will come to you with great glory and the radiance of the Eternal.
Baruch 4:25-29 My children, endure in patience the wrath that the Lord has brought upon you. Your enemies now have the upper hand, but you will soon see them destroyed, soon put your foot on his neck. Take heart, My people, He who afflicted you will not forget you. You went astray, now with tenfold zeal, you must turn back and seek Him.
Baruch 4:30-35 Take heart, Land of Israel, the Lord will comfort you. Wretched will be they who mistreated you and gloated over your fall. Those who rejoiced over your downfall and ruin, they will grieve at their own desolation. I shall strip their land of the multitudes they boast of and turn their pride into mourning.
Fire from heaven will be their doom. [A coronal mass ejection, a sunstrike.]
Baruch 4:36-37 Jerusalem - Land of Israel, look and see the joy that is coming from all quarters, that is coming to you from the Lord. They come, the people from whom you were parted, assembling at the Word of the Holy One and rejoicing in the glory of the Lord.
Baruch 5:1-9 Jerusalem, remove your garment of mourning and put on forever the robe of righteousness, the glorious splendour of the Lord. From Him, you will receive forever the name of Righteous City of Peace. Arise Jerusalem, look and see your people coming from West to East at the Word of the Holy One, rejoicing that the Lord has remembered them. They went away from you on foot, but He is bringing them home to you, borne aloft in glory as on a royal throne. All the Land is regenerated by His command,so that His people may walk securely and the trees will give shade and fruit for them. He will guide His people, by the Light of His glory, in His mercy and righteousness. Ref: REB Apocrypha.
The great Exodus of the Israelites, the Lord's righteous Christian people, will be guided into their inheritance, in the same manner as the First Exodus. 'The Light of His glory' will be with them, as they settle into all of that area promised to Abraham. They will live in the new country called Beulah, while the remaining prophesied events unfold, then the great and glorious Day of the Return of Jesus will come. Micah 7:15
Ecclesiasticus 48:1-10 There arose Elijah, a prophet like fire, whose Word blazed like a torch. By the Word of the Lord, he shut up the sky and three times he called down fire from heaven. By the Word of the Most High, you raised a corpse from the dead. You sent kings and famous men to destruction, how glorious you were, Elijah, in your miracles! You were taken up to heaven in a chariot by a fiery whirlwind. Scripture records that you are to come at the appointed time, to allay the Divine wrath before it destroys us all, to reconcile father and son and to restore the tribes of Jacob. Reference: REB Apocrypha
1 Kings 18:37-38 Answer me, Lord, and let this people know that You are God in Israel and that is You who have brought them back to their allegiance. Then fire from heaven fell, consuming the whole offering, the wood, the stones, the earth and the water in the trench.
Malachi 4:5-6 Look, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible Day of the Lord comes. He will reconcile parents to their children, so as to avoid My curse on the Land.
Luke 1:17 John will go before Him as a forerunner, possessed by the power and spirit of Elijah, to reconcile father to child, to convert the rebellious to the ways of the righteous and to prepare a people that shall be fit for the Lord. Ref: REB Abridged
Now, as the great and terrible Day of the Lord approaches, we can soon expect that someone, somewhere will rise up in the spirit and power of Elijah. It may be that the man himself will appear, as he never died and it is probable that he is one of the two witnesses who preach in Jerusalem during the time of the Anti Christ.
Elijah was the prophet who called down fire from heaven, maybe he will do so again when the Islamic nations and entities commence their attack on Israel.
It will be Elijah who will reconcile families, this mainly refers to the great reconciliation and rejoining of the House of Judah and the House of Israel. Ezekiel 37:15-28
This will lift the Divine curse off the Land and enable the restored tribes of Jacob [the Christian Israelites] to go to their heritage. That is: to all that area promised so long ago to the Patriarchs, which will be cleared and cleansed by this forthcoming fire judgement.
An Oracle: The Word of God to Israel:
Malachi 1:2-5 I have shown you love, but you ask: How have You shown love to us? The Lord answers: Jacob, [Israel] I love, but Esau, [Edom] I hate. Edom is a people of wickedness, a people with whom the Lord is angry forever. I have reduced his ancestral lands to desert pastures. Your own eyes see it and you say: The Lord is sovereign over all.
Malachi 1:6-14 The Lord requires thank offerings given in honesty and truth. A curse on those who cheat Him, by holding back their best.
Malachi 2:1-9 Now, you pastors, Rabbis and leaders; this decree is for you. Unless you listen to My Word and honour My Name, I shall lay a curse on you and banish you from My presence. People are instructed by their leaders, because they are the Lord's messengers, But now you have turned away from right teachings and caused many to stumble with your instruction. So now, I will degrade you in the sight of the people, because you disregard My ways and make your own interpretation of My Law.
Malachi 2:10-12 Have we not only one Father and Creator? Why then do we violate the Covenant of our forefathers? Judah and Israel are faithless, they do abominable things and go after foreign gods. May the Lord banish from His Land those who do these things, even though they bring offerings to Him.
Malachi 2:13-16 You weep and moan at the Lord's altar, but wonder why He refuses to listen to you. Here is why; it is because you have broken faith with the spouse of your youth, even though she/he is your partner by solemn covenant. God wants you to rear godly children, so keep faithful to your spouse.
Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the Lord with your talk. You ask: How have we wearied Him? By saying: All evildoers are good and asking: Where is the God of Justice?
Malachi 3:1-4 I am about to send a messenger, to clear the way before Me. Suddenly, the Lord, whom you seek will come to His Holy place. The messenger of the Covenant, in whom you delight, he shall come. But who can endure the Day of the Lord's appearing? He is like a refiners fire, testing and purifying, he will refine His priests so that they will be fit to bring offerings to the Lord. Then those offerings will be pleasing to Him, as they were in years long past.
Malachi 3:5-7 I shall appear before you in judgement and will testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who cheat workers of their wage, who do wrong to the helpless, who push foreigners aside and all who do not fear Me. I, the Lord, do not change and you, My people, have not ceased to be the descendants of Jacob. Ever since the days of your forefathers, you have been wayward and have not kept My Laws. if you come back to Me, then I shall return to you.
Malachi 3:8-12 You ask: How can we recover? Because you have defrauded Me over your tithes and offerings, there is a curse on your entire nation. Put Me to the test; if you bring the whole tithe into My treasury, so that it fills with true gifts of righteousness, then I will pour blessings on you as long as there is a need. I will stop pests and diseases from affecting your crops and livestock and yours will be a favoured Land, envied by other nations.
Malachi 3:13-15 You have spoken bad things about Me, you ask: What bad things? You have said: to serve God is futile. What do we gain from the Lord by observing His rules and behaving with humble submission? We think the rich and proud are happy and evildoers prosper, for they disobey God and come to no harm.
Malachi 3:16-18 Then, those who respected the Lord and kept His commandments, talked together and the Lord paid heed and listened. A record was written before Him of all those people. They will be Mine, says the Lord God, My own possession on the appointed Day and I will spare them as a man spares the son who serves him. Once more, you will be able to tell the good person from the godless and the servant of God from those who do not serve Him.
Malachi 4:1-3 The Day comes - burning like a furnace, all the arrogant people and the evildoers will be as stubble, for that Day will come and burn them up, leaving them without stock or posterity. But for you, who respect My Name, the glory of righteousness will come to you and heal and save you. You will break looselike calves released from their pens. On the Day that I take action, all wicked peoples will be as ashes under your feet.
Malachi 4:4-6Remember the Laws I gave to all Israel through My servant, Moses. Now, look, I shall send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath comes. He will reconcile the families, [of all the Lord's peoples] so as to avoid My curse on the Land.
Ref: REB. Some verses abridged
God chose Jacob [Israel] to be His people - a nation to be 'a light to other nations', a people who would spread the good news of the coming Kingdom of the Lord. Jacob's sons split into two Houses; the House of Judah, who have maintained their identity and the House of Israel, who are still 'lost'; dispersed among the nations. This is how God planned it to be, however from the historical record, archaeological finds, linguistic matches and heraldic signs, we know they constitute the Western nations. Now they are the majority of the Christian peoples.
The peoples descended from Esau/Edom, those who inhabit the 'desert pastures', have kept their hatred of Jacobs descendants and now, in our times, the Islamic peoples and they threaten Israel and the Western world with war and conquest. Psalm 83:1-8
Sadly, the leaders of His people have not kept to the right teachings, all the cults and sects, and the people do 'abominable things'. They lust after other gods and think that God no longer cares about them or His creation. But those people who do keep faithful to the one true God, will have their names written in the Book of life and will be spared on the 'appointed Day'.
That Day 'comes burning like a furnace', this is the fire judgement, the next prophesied event, the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath. It is clearly told to us, in Isaiah 30:26 that it is a coronal mass ejection, a sunstrike that will 'burn up all evildoers'. It will be the fulfilment of Psalm 83; the punishment on the Islamic alliance who commences an attack on Israel.
But it is also the Day of redemption and healing for His people, they will then 'break loose', and Elijah will reconcile all Israelites, be they descendants of Jacob or grafted in. They will then gather and enter the cleared and cleansed Holy Land, in order to fulfil their destiny.
Babylon is referred in some Scriptures, as ancient Babylon and elsewhere as a metaphor for the godless entities and nations. I cannot see how Babylon can be thought of as America, specifically. Today; all the nations are apostate in the sight of God.
In Revelation 14:8 and Revelation chapters 18, Babylon is a city - verse 16...arrayed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, with much gold and jewels. This matches with the church of Rome. Revelation 17:9...on 7 hills - as is Rome.
The prophets say;
Isaiah 47:13-15....fire burns them up, [daughter of Babylon] they cannot save themselves. The 'daughter' nations of Babylon are destroyed by fire.
Isaiah 48:20-21 Escape from Babylon.... the Lord had redeemed His servants. He leads them through dry places, but He makes water flow from the rock for them.
Isaiah 52:11-13 Go out from Babylon, you that keep the Commandments. But you will not come out in urgent haste or leave like fugitives, for the Lord will go before you and your rearguard will be Israel's God. My servants will be successful, honoured and exalted.
Jeremiah 50:1-3 Babylon is put to shame, her false gods are dismayed.
Jeremiah 50:4-8 In those days and at that time, Israel and Judah will rejoin and in tears, go in search of their God. Like lost sheep, they had strayed, but now they flee from Babylon and return to Zion.
Jeremiah 50:28 I hear the fugitives escaping from Babylon, in Zion they declare how the Lord has taken vengeance for His Temple.
The rest of Jeremiah 50 and 51 are a mixture of fulfilled prophecy and events still to come, I recommend that you read them carefully and note Jeremiah 50:25 & Jer.51:55, that this time it is the Lord Himself who deals to Babylon by a fire judgement and how He will save His people; Jeremiah 50:33-34 & Jer. 51:45-51
Then, His righteous Christian people return to the Promised Land;
Isaiah 66:18-21 I will gather My people from every nation and tongue, by every means of transport, they will come as an offering to the Lord in Jerusalem. Some will become priests in the Temple and they will make grain offerings to Me. I shall put My sign upon them and some will go out to the nations, to proclaim the coming Kingdom. Luke 10:1-20 is the forerunner for this. Obviously before the Return.
Zechariah 8:1-13 I shall come back to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. [The Shekinah Glory, Ezekiel 43:4] Once again, My people will inhabit the city, it is not impossible for Me to rescue them from the countries in the East and West and bring them back to live in the Holy Land? They will be My people and I will be their God. The ancient prophets promised that the Temple would be rebuilt, until now enemies have prevented that, but now, I do not feel anger against the remnant of this people. For now, they will sow in safety, rains will come and the Land will yield its produce. You - Judah and Israel were as a curse among the nations, now I will save and bless you.
Courage! Do not lose heart.
Ref. REB, some verses abridged
Ezekiel 2:3 & 17
Ezekiel 36:1-38 This is what the Lord says about the Land of Israel: Israel, you were trampled down when you were occupied by other nations. I will now speak to the Land, plundered and despised by the surrounding nations.
In My burning zeal, I have spoken out against the rest of the nations,especially Edom, for with glee and malice they seized My Land as spoil. Therefore, because Israel has suffered the scorn of the nations, I swear that those nations will in turn suffer scorn.
But you, Land of Israel, bring forth your branches and yield your fruit for My people, for their homecoming is near. See how I will look on you with favour, you will be fruitful. I shall settle on you many people -the whole 12 tribes of Israel, [now consisting of Christian people from every race] the towns inhabited and the Land prosperous. My people, Israel will live there again, never again to leave. No longer will they suffer the scorn of foreigners.
When ancient Israel was living in the Land, they defiled it by their idolatry.I sentenced them to exile around the world. But I have concern for My Holy Name, so you Israelites, it is not for your sake that I am acting - I shall show My Holiness through you and all the nations will know that I am the Lord.
I shall take you out of the world, gather you from every land and bring you back to your homeland. I will purify you of everything that defiles you. You will have a new heart and I will put My spirit within you and you will desire to only follow My Laws.
Then you will live in the Land that I had given to your forefathers. You will be My people and I will be your God. Having saved you from all that defiles you, I shall command the Land to be plentiful, trees will bear abundant fruit and the soil will produce heavy crops. Never again will you suffer famine.
You will recall your wicked conduct and evil deeds and will hate yourself for them. Feel the shame and disgrace of your old ways, people of Israel.
The Lord says: when I have cleansed you of all your wrongdoings, you will settle in the Land and the ruined places will be rebuilt. The Land will be ploughed and sown, no longer a wasteland, rain will come in due season.
The nations still left around you will know that it is I, the Lord who has done this.
The Lord says; once again, I will let the Israelites pray to Me for help. They will become many, as flocks of sheep in the Land. As Jerusalem has flocks of sheep at festival time, so will the towns of Israel be filled with flocks of people.
Then they will know that I am their God. Ref: REB verses abridged.
'I will now speak to the Land, plundered and despised by the surrounding nations'. The Lord will once again take action on the earth, His holy Land; now inhabited mostly by atheists and foreigners, surrounded by nations and entities who hate the State of Israel and want to 'remove the cancerous growth in their midst'. Jeremiah 12:14, Psalm 83:1-8, Micah 4:11-12
'In My burning zeal, I have spoken out against the rest of the nations, especially Edom'. This refers to the forthcoming Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, a worldwide judgement of fire, prophesies over 100 times in the Bible. The Coronal Mass Ejection that He will use on that Day, will strike initially in the Middle East, particularly affecting the Islamic peoples. Zephaniah 2:4-5 Ezekiel 35:1-14 describes in detail who modern day Edom is and what the Lord has planned for them; Ezekiel 35:5-6 They are peoples that have kept up their ancient feud with Israel and they glorify bloodshed and death. Continued:
Jeremiah 25:32-33 Ruin spreads from nation to nation, a mighty tempest is coming onto all the godless peoples. Those whom the Lord has slain on that Day, will lie scattered from one end of the earth to the other, they will be as dung spread over the ground.
'The homecoming of the whole twelve tribes of Israel is near. The Lord sentenced them to exile around the world for their sins, but now I shall take you out of the world, gather you from every land and settle you in your inheritance'.
The decreed exile of Israel and Judah is nearly over. Ezekiel 4:4-6, Leviticus 26:18
The gathering of all the Christian Israelites, their great Exodus. Isaiah 66:18b-21, Micah 4:6
To all the land promised to the Patriarchs. Micah 7:11-12, Ezekiel 47:13-23
They will enter the land with great joy. Isaiah 66:14, Isaiah 62:1-5, Zechariah 8:4-8
And live in peace and prosperity. Isaiah 66:12-14, Jeremiah 30:19-20
'I shall show My Holiness through you, you will receive a new heart and My spirit will come upon you'.This proves that all these events happen before the Return of Jesus, when he 'comes in glory and all the world will see Him'. But until then, the Lord uses His Christian people 'to be a light to the nations and be His witnesses to the world'. Isaiah 49:8, Isaiah 43:10-12 The Lord will change the minds of His people, they will love Him unfailingly. Isaiah 32:15, Isaiah 59:21, Ezekiel 37:14 & 23
'I shall command the Land to be plentiful, no longer a wasteland, rain will come in due season. The towns of Israel will be filled with people'. After the burning and earthquakes of this terrible CME; Malachi 4:1, Isaiah 66:15-16, Revelation 6:12-17 Ezekiel 38:8; says that His people, who will be gathered from the nations, will be living in a Land recently recovered from ruin. Rain will come and the Land will be fertile. Zechariah 8:12, Psalm 68:9-10
"The nations still left around you'
Amos 1:3-5 For crime after crime of Damascus, [Syria] I will send fire upon them.Isaiah 17:1-3
Amos 1:6-8 For crime after crime of Gaza, [Palestinians] all the Philistines will perish.Joel 3:4
Amos 1:9-10For crime after crime of Tyre,[Lebanon] I shall send fire upon them.Eze. 26:15-21
Amos 1:11-12 For crime after crime of Edom, [Ishmaelites] I shall send fire upon you. Bozrah, [the sheepfold] cleansed to be the place of safety during the Tribulation. Isaiah 34:5-6
Amos 1:13-15 For crime after crime of the Ammonites,[Jordan] I shall send fire upon you. Their King will go into exile.Ezekiel 25:1-7
Amos 2:1-3 For crime after crime of Moab, [Southern Jordan, Arab peoples] I shall send fire upon you. Your King and officers will be killed. Ezekiel 30:2-5
Amos 2:4-5 For crime after crime of Judah, [the State of Israel]I shall send fire upon you, for you have not kept the Law. Ezekiel 20:47-48
Amos 2:6-16 For crime after crime of Israel, [the 10 tribes, in exile] They will be judged and their military destroyed. Isaiah 17:4-6
'They will know that I am their God'. This makes it obvious, that all this must take place before the visible Return of Jesus. His true Christian believers, will be living once again in the holy Land, sending out missionaries and preparing for the coming Kingdom. Revelation 14:1-7, Isaiah 66:19 They choose their own leader. Jeremiah 30:21, Hosea 1:11
Ezekiel 28:24-26 No longer will the Israelites suffer from the scorn of their neighbours. When I gather the Israelites from where they have been dispersed, I shall show My Holiness in them for all the nations to see. After I execute My judgement on those scornful neighbours, My people will live on their own soil, undisturbed and they will build houses and plant vineyards, thus they will know that I am the Lord, their God.
Daniel 2:20-22 Blessed be God's Name [Jesus] from age to age, for to Him belong wisdom and power. He changes seasons and times, He deposes and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those with discernment, revealing deep mysteries: in Him there is light and understanding. Proverbs 8:12-29
Daniel 2:31-33 In your dream, your majesty, you saw a great image. The head of the image was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron and its feet of part iron, part clay.
The Assyrian Kingdom- [Sargon]
Daniel 7:4 The first beast was like a lion with eagles wings, then its wings were removed and it stood on two feet like a human. It was given the mind of a human.
This kingdom had already passed by the time of Nebuchadnezzar's dream. The Assyrians conquered and took into exile the ten Northern tribes of Israel
The Babylonian Kingdom- [Nebuchadnezzar]
Daniel 2:38 You king Nebuchadnezzar, are that head of gold.
Daniel 7:5 The second beast was like a bear, it raised itself up on one side and it had three ribs in its mouth. The command was given: Get up and gorge yourself on flesh. The Babylonian conquest of Judah
The Media/Persian Kingdom [King Cyrus]
Daniel 2:32 & 39a...its chest and arms of silver...After you another kingdom willarise that will be inferior to yours
Daniel 8:3-4 & 20 The ram with two horns, Persia and Media. [Now - Iran]
The Macedonian [Greek] Kingdom-. [Alexander the Great]
Daniel 2:32 & 39b ...its belly and thighs of bronze....Next a third kingdom of bronze will rule over the whole earth.
Daniel 7:6 The third beast was like a leopard with four wings like a bird, it had four heads and was given authority to rule. [Alexander's conquest of the known world]
Daniel 8:5-8 & 20-21 The defeat of the Babylonian Empire, by Alexander. Daniel 11:2
Daniel 8:9-14 & 22 After Alexander's death, four kingdoms are formed.
Daniel 11:3-4 One of those kings, Antiochus Epiphanes, succeeded in conquering the holy Land and he desecrated the Temple. 2 Maccabees 5:13-20 Then Judas Maccabaeus defeated him. 2 Maccabees 8:16-24 Then they rededicated the Temple: 2 Maccabees 10:1-8 The 2300 evenings and mornings: 1150 actual days - was the exact time between the desecration and rededication of the Temple, circa 170BC to 164BC.
Daniel 11:5-20 This is a description of other historical battles and alliances.
The Roman Empire - [Julius Caesar]
Daniel 2:32-33 & 40 Finally there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron, it will dominate all the others, but as its legs represent, this will be a divided kingdom - its people will be a mixture, it will not remain united. The Western and Eastern Roman Empires
Daniel 7:7a & 23 The fourth beast, fearsome and very powerful with great iron teeth, crushed and devoured its victims, then trampled what was left.
Daniel 9:26 After sixty nine weeks,[483 years] the anointed Prince,[Jesus] will be removed and the army [of Rome] will destroy the city and the Temple. Fulfilled in 70AD.
A Last Days resurgence of Rome- [the Anti Christ]
Daniel 2:33 & 42-43...its feet of part iron and part clay....
Daniel 7:7b-8 ... the fourth beast had ten horns, another horn grew up and uprooted three of the ten. That other horn was very imposing and spoke with great power. As I watched this horn waged war on the holy ones and defeated them. Revelation 13:7
Daniel 7:23-24 The explanation is this: This fourth kingdom will take over the whole earth, [The One World Government] The ten horns signify the ten divisions of the world, but another man will arise and defeat three of the first leaders.
Daniel 11:21 Another king will come, a person not worthy of recognition, but he will seize power by intrigue and cunning. A clever and charismatic man.
Daniel 8:23-25 In the last days, when sin is at its height, a powerful king and a master of strategy will arise. He will succeed in whatever he does and will take control of the nations and the holy people. By cunning and deceit, he will destroy many when they felt secure and did not expect it. He will challenge the 'Prince of princes', [the Lord] yet he will be defeated, but not by human hand.
Daniel 9:27 The prince, [the World leader, descended from Rome] will make a treaty with many, [that is: not all of the people of Beulah] for one week, [that is: seven years] but at the mid point, he will put a stop to the sacrifices and offerings. [in the new Temple] He will place an 'abomination' there, then in the end what has been decreed will come upon him.
Daniel 7:25 He will defy God and take control of the holy people for 3½ years. [This is the 'beast' of Revelation 13:1-8. This One World leader receives a 'mortal blow'and his body is taken over by Satan, commencing the 'forty two months'Tribulation period.
Daniel 11:22-45 His army will be victorious and a leader of the Covenant people will be killed. The military forces of the South will be defeated and he will invade the 'South', but ships of the Western nations will oppose him, so he will turn back. In the holy Land, he will vent his fury against the people who hold to the Covenant, but will show favour to those who forsake it by believing his promises. His soldiers will desecrate the Temple, setting up an 'abomination of desolation'. Those of the Israelites who remain faithful to the Lord, will be resolute and take action. Wise leaders of the nation will guide their people, though for a time some may be killed or captured. They will receive a little help, even if many who join them are insincere. This is a period of testing, of refining and purification, for the end is yet to be; at the appointed time. Daniel 7:9, Daniel 8:22
Daniel 11:36-45 This powerful world ruler will do as he pleases, he will promote himself as god, uttering terrible blasphemies. Things will go well for him until the time of wrath is completed. [the Tribulation] Near the end, the leader of a Southern confederation will attempt to attack him, so he storms out in full force, sweeping all before him, including the holy Land. He will take control of all Arabia and take their treasure. Then, alarmed by rumours from the North and East, he will hurriedly go back to Israel and camp in the valley of Megiddo, where he will meet his end. Daniel 7:11, Revelation 19:17-21
The Kingdom of Jesus- 2 Samuel 22:32
Daniel 2:34-35 & 44-45 I saw a supernatural Rock that smashed the statue, it blew it away like chaff. Then that Rock became a huge mountain that filled the whole earth. God will set up a Kingdom that will be supreme over all other kingdoms and it will endure forever.
Daniel 7:13-14 & 26-27 The Return of Jesus for His Millennium reign. Gods judgement is against the Anti-Christ and his kingdom is abolished. The governance of the whole world is given to Jesus and the Christian people of God. Daniel 7:13-14
Daniel 12:1-4 At the end of that time, [the Tribulation] Michael, the Archangel of Israel will appear, he will deliver the Lord's people - everyone whose name is written in the Book of Life. Many of the dead will rise, some to eternal life, some to eternal abhorrence. The wise leaders, those who guided the people on the true path, will shine like stars forever.
But you, Daniel, keep this book sealed until the time of the end. Many will try, but will not succeed to gain this knowledge.
Daniel 12:5-10 I asked: How long until the end of these things? It will be for 3½ years, [1260 days] when the holy people regain their strength. I asked: What will the outcome of all this be? Go your way, Daniel, for these prophesies are to be kept secret until the time of the end. Many people will be purified and made righteous, but the godless will keep on in their wickedness and none of them will understand. Daniel 8:22
Daniel 12:11-12 From the time the Anti Christ sets up the 'abomination of desolation', there will be 1290 days. Blessed are those who see the completion of 1335 days!
Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. some verses abridged.
End times timeline:
THE PAST AGES: the first 5 seals were opened, the 4 horsemen released and persecution started, from the murder of Stephen until the Return. Zechariah 1:10, Matthew 23:35
THE PRESENT DAY: Wars, rumours of wars, natural disasters, economic problems, food shortages, overpopulation, false teaching, etc, etc. Matthew 24:4-8, 2 Timothy 3:1-4 The exile of the Northern ten tribes of Israel will be completed soon, after 2730 years.
The great and terrible day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, a CME sunstrike. Isaiah 30:26. It is the Sixth seal/ Psalm 83 worldwide devastation and the Middle East is completely cleared, a small Jewish remnant will survive in Jerusalem. Isaiah 4:3 Many will die elsewhere, but most will survive and eventually re establish the infrastructure. Isaiah 2:12-21, 2 Peter 3:7 & 10
The Seventh seal is about a 15 year time gap until the Return of Jesus for His Millennial reign.
The Lord's people, righteous Christian Israel, gather in the new country of Beulah. Isaiah 62:1-5 They live in peace and prosperity and 144,000 missionaries are selected from them, to go out to all peoples and preach the coming Kingdom of Jesus. Revelation 7 & 14, Isaiah 66:19
A One World Government is formed, led by ten Presidents. Before long, three will be taken over and the other seven will confer their power onto another strong leader. Daniel 7:24-25, Revelation 13:1-8
A Northern confederation, led by a person referred to as Gog, will be motivated to attack Beulah - an unprotected land, of great wealth. They will be totally wiped out and it takes seven years to bury them and clean the land. Ezekiel 38 & 39, Joel 2:20
The strong leader of the World Government, will make a seven year treaty with Beulah. This marks the commencement of the seventieth 'week' [seven years] of Daniel. There will be a 3½ year period of calm and peace in the world. Daniel 9:27
The world dictator comes to Jerusalem in force and declares himself to be god in the new Temple. This starts the Great Tribulation, the trumpet and bowl judgements. The 'Woman'- Christians who kept their faith, are taken to Bozrah [New Zealand] for 1260 days. Zechariah 14:2, Revelation 12:14
The Glorious Return of Jesus. The battle of Armageddon. The regathering of Israel and all those who have kept faithful. The 1000 year Millennium reign.
| The 7 years of Daniel |
The Treaty signed, peace for 3½ years. | 1260 days |
The Great Tribulation, two witnesses, Woman protected. | 1260 days |
The festival of Trumpets - Rosh Hashanah, the Return of Jesus |
The battle of Armageddon. |
The festival of Atonement - Yom Kippur, His people forgiven - five days |
The Marriage supper of the Lamb - 1290 days | 1260 + 30 |
The festival of Lights- Hanukkah - 1335 days | 1260 + 75 |
The Millennium reign of Jesus. | 1000 years
The final attack against Jesus and the armies are instantly cremated.
Satan is cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 16:13-16, Revelation 19:17-21
The Great White Throne judgement, a New Heaven and a New Earth. Daniel 7:9-10, Revelation chapter 21
Lamentations 3:22-33 The Lord's love is surely not exhausted, His compassion is new every morning. He is all I have, therefore I shall wait patiently for Him. The Lord looks with favour on anyone who seek Him, it is good to wait patiently for His deliverance. You may endure persecution, but rejection by the Lord does not last forever, He may punish, yet will have compassion in His unfailing love and does not willingly afflict or punish any mortal.
Lamentations 3:40-51 Let us examine out ways and test our actions, then turn back to the Lord. Let us lift up our hearts and hands to our God in heaven, saying: We have sinned and rebelled, You have not forgiven us. You have hidden Yourself from us, beyond the reach of our prayers. You have treated us like refuse among the nations. Our enemies jeer at us, our eyes stream with tears because of our fate.
Lamentations 3:52-66 Those, who for no reason, are my enemies, they drive me cruelly. I thought: my end has come, but I called to the Lord, He came near when I called and said: have no fear. The Lord came to my rescue, He saw the injustice done to me and gave judgement in my favour. He saw my enemies vindictive behaviour and their plotting against me. He heard their bitter scorn, I was the object of their taunts. Pay them as they deserve, Lord, pursue them in Your anger and wipe them out from beneath Your heaven.
Lamentations 4:22 The punishment for your sins, daughter of Zion, is now complete and never again will you be carried into exile. But you, daughter of Edom, you will be punished and your guilt revealed. Reference: Revised English Bible.
Hosea 1:10-11 The Israelites will be as countless as the sands of the sea. The time will come when it will no longer be said of them; 'You are not My people', and they will be called 'Children of the Living God'. The people of Judah and Israel will be reunited and will choose for themselves one leader, they will prosper in the Land, for great will be the Day of Jezreel.
Choose their leader; before the Return of Jesus. Jezreel means punishment, this refers to the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, that will clear the Land for this reunion and for the Lord's favour to His people. Isaiah 10:22, Ezekiel 35:15-27, Jeremiah 30:21
Hosea 3:4-5 The Israelites will be for a long time without a King or leader and without the Temple sacrifices, or the sacred observances. After that, they will again seek the Lord and their Davidic King. All Israel will turn with reverence to their God and seek His favour in the days to come. Isaiah 55:6-7, Psalm 105:1-5
Hosea 12:6-9 Turn back by God's help, maintain loyalty and justice and wait continually for your God. Ephraim says; surely I have become rich, I am strong and prosperous, sin will not be found in me. The Lord says; From your days in Egypt, I am still your God, you will live in tents yet again, as you did in the Exodus.
Ephraim, the leader of the ten Northern tribes, the House of Israel; among the Western nations, is strong and prosperous. They think their kind of worship will save them. Isaiah 2:6-8, Isaiah 58:1-5
Hosea 2:13 I shall punish her [Israel] for her sins against Me, when forgetful of Me, she ran off to worship other gods. Ezekiel 4:4-6, Leviticus 26:18-28
Punishment by exile for a decreed time, now nearly completed.
Hosea 2:14-15 But now, I shall woo her and lead My people into a deserted place, I will encourage them and restore their Land. Then the Israelites will respond as did their ancestors when they came out of Egypt. Ezekiel 20:34-36, Deut. 30:5
Hosea 11:8-11 How can I reject you, Israel and make you like those nations that have died out? A change of heart moves Me; I am Y'hovah, not a mortal, I will not destroy My people. They will follow their Lord when He calls, they will come from all parts of the earth and I will settle them in houses in their own Land. This is the Word of the Lord. Jeremiah 30:1-40, Zechariah 8:2-8
Hosea 2:16-23 On that Day My [Christian] people will call Me their 'Husband', for I shall betroth Myself to them forever, bestowing righteousness, justice, loyalty and love. I will remove all dangers from them, they will live without fear in a plentiful Land. The people once called 'Not loved', and'Not My people', will inhabit their inheritance. I will say to them 'You are My people' and they will say; 'You are our God'. Eze. 39:7
Hosea 14:4-8 I shall heal My peoples apostasy, I shall love them freely for my anger is turned away from them. I shall be as dew to Israel, they will dwell in My shadow, so that they may flourish and prosper. I declare and affirm that I, the Lord am the strong tree that shelters My people, they will be famous for their prosperity. BEFORE the Return of Jesus.
Hosea 14:9 Let the wise consider these things and let the prudent acknowledge them. The Lord's Laws are right and His people obey them, but sinners fall. Isaiah. 1:27-28 The Lord's people: those who obey His laws, true Christians.
Reference: REB, some verses abridged.
The book of the prophet Micah is not written in a chronological order, but as Isaiah 28:10 says; Scripture is a little here, a little there - rather like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Below are all the verses of Micah, in a sequence based on history, the current situation and from other prophets. Chapter and verse numbers given after each quote. Some verses abridged.
THE FALL AND EXILE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH
Listen all you peoples, give heed, so that the Lord may bear witness among you.1:2 Woe to all Israel, they sin against Me, therefore I will give the Land to your enemies.2:1-6 I, Micah declare to the Israelites their crimes, your leaders should know what is right, but they take no care for My people, the Lord will hide His face from them.3:1-12 Hear what the Lord is saying; You were told what is right, just and good and I blessed you. Now I shall inflict severe punishments and exile on you.6:1-16, 7:1-6
Israel has been conquered and now disaster will come to Judah, all of the Land and the Temple will be reduced to ruin.1:5-16,2:1-11,4:9-10 The Assyrian and Babylonian conquests.
The Israelites will rule Assyria, the people of Israel will be like lions among sheep. 5:5-9 This happened, they took over the empire.
Although Israel and Judah have fallen, they will rise again, they must bear His anger until He pleads their case and establishes their rights. 7:8-9 From Bethlehem will come Israel's King, He is from the ancient past. Israel will be abandoned until He is born to them.5:2-3a
THE PRESENT DAY
Now, withdraw behind your walls, you people who live in a protected place, destruction is coming, the ruler of Israel will be incapacitated. Do not trust any mortal, for your enemies may be anyone, but watch and trust in the Lord, He will save you. 5:1, 7:5-7
Many nations are now massed against Israel, they do not know the Lord's purpose, for he has gathered them like sheaves on the threshing floor. My people will have supernatural strength and many nations will be crushed.4:11-13
Even now, the Lord is leaving His dwelling place, He comes down and tramples the earth. In that Day, says the Lord, I shall destroy your cities, your military and all your idols. In My furious anger, I shall bring disaster on all the peoples who disobey Me. 1:3-4, 5:10-15
AFTER THE DAY OF THE LORD'S WRATH AND THE 2nd EXODUS OF THE ISRAELITES
Who is God like You? You forgive the sins of the remnant of Your people, for to be merciful is Your delight. You will be true to Israel and keep Your promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 7:18-20 Let the nations see it and be silenced as they come in fear and trembling from their strongholds. 7:10, 7:16-17 Show us miracles as in the days of Egypt. 7:15
That will be the Day to rebuild and extend your boundaries. A Day when Your people will return to the Land from every place on earth. The rest of the world will become a waste because of its inhabitants. God, shepherd Your people with Your strong arm, the flock that is Your own. They live apart, in a fertile Land, in Bashan and Gilead as in times past. 7:11-14 I will surely gather you and bring together the remnant of Israel, like sheep into a sheepfold. The One who opens the way will go before them, they will break through the gate, with the Lord at their head. 2:12-13 In that Day, I shall gather those who are lost, assemble the dispersed and those I have afflicted. I shall restore the remnant and turn them into a mighty nation. My Presence will be on Mt Zion and the promises made to you and the Land will be fulfilled. All your Lands will be restored to you.4:6-8
Those of the people who survive will rejoin their brethren. Your leader will rise up and lead you with strength and in the Name of the Lord. You will enjoy security, in his power. 5:3b-4
THE MILLENNIUM REIGN OF JESUS
In days to come, the mountain of the Lord's House will be established, higher than other hills. People will come to it, saying: let us go to the Place of Israel's God, that we may learn the right way to live. The Lord will judge with righteousness and there will be no more war. We will all be loyal to the Lord.4:1-5 THEN THERE WILL BE PEACE. 5:5
Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perish and no one is concerned, those loyal to their faith are persecuted; they achieve peace at last on their deathbed.
Isaiah 57:3-11 Come near, you children of sin; spawn of a lie. You practice idolatry, desert your Maker and make bargains with men. You don't think that your plight is desperate, because now, you have renewed vigour, you do not worry about your future. As the Lord kept silent and looked away, so you don't fear Him, don't remember Him or give Him a thought.
Isaiah 57:12-15 Now I shall expose your conduct, that what you think is right. Your idols will not help you; when disaster comes, your strength will vanish.
But he who puts his trust in Me will possess the Land and inherit My holy Place. Then the Lord will say: Prepare the way for My people, let them come to the Place of My dwelling. I will revive the spirit of the humble and the courage of the disheartened.
Isaiah 57:16-19I shall not always be accusing, I shall not keep My wrath forever, or else the spirit of mankind would fail because of Me. For a short time, I was angry with My people, I withdrew My favour from Israel because of their sins. Despite their conduct, I will heal them and give them relief and comfort. Those who mourn for Israel will then praise Me, as I heal and save them. There will be peace for all, both far and near. Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
'the righteous perish'- the persecution of Christians now and throughout the ages. Matthew 23:35, Revelation 6:9-11
'you practice idolatry - The apostate and atheistic peoples of today have no idea that their judgement is coming. Ezekiel 20:39, Romans 2:9-11
'renewed strength'- The descendants of Jacob today, in the Western nations, have become numerous, rich and powerful, so they mostly no longer 'give the Lord a thought'.
'when disaster comes, your strength will vanish' - the Lords Day of vengeance and wrath. Isaiah 17:4-6 The military powers of the world will be destroyed or neutralized by this judgement against the Lord's enemies, which will 'prepare the way', for the migration to the Land of My Christian people. Jeremiah 31:21, Isaiah 43:5-7, Ezekiel 20:34
The punishment and exile of Israel and Judah is for a decreed time; 'a short time', to the Lord. Now, as that term of exile nears completion, we look forward to 'relief and comfort' and 'peace for all', in the new country of Beulah. Isaiah 62:1-5, Ezekiel 37:26
Isaiah 57:20-21 But the godless are like a storm tossed sea, like waters full of mud and rubbish. There is no peace for the wicked, says the Lord. Ezekiel 18:20
At the great gathering and return into the promised Land, as described to us by the prophets, the Lord's righteous Christian people will march proudly to music as they enter their heritage. Their Redeemer and Deliverer is waiting to show them His favour, He will guide and protect them, in the same manner as He did with ancient Israel during the Exodus from Egypt. 1 Cor. 10:1-5 The Land will blossom and flourish, they will live there in peace and security, excepting for a 3½ year period of control by the Anti Christ. Then will come the Return of Jesus for His Millennial reign.
Isaiah 30:18 Yet the Lord is waiting to show you His favour, He yearns to have pity on you. Happy are those who wait on Him!
Ezekiel 20:34-38 By My strong arm and outpoured wrath, I shall bring you out from among the peoples and gather you from the lands where you have been dispersed. I shall bring you into a desert place and bring you into judgement, as I did with iIrael out of Egypt. I shall pass you under the rod of judgement and count you as you enter the holy Land. Those who revolt and rebel against Me will not enter the Land.
'outpoured wrath' refers to the next prophesied event - the terrible Day of the Lord's wrath and vengeance, that clears the Land and destroys His enemies. The righteous Christian Israelites will then march into and take over all that area promised, so long ago to Abraham.
Ezekiel 36:8 You: Land of Israel - grow your trees and yield your fruit, for the homecoming of My people, Israel, is near.
Micah 4:6 On that Day, I shall gather those who are lost, I shall assemble the dispersed.
Micah 2:12 I will assemble you, the whole House of Jacob. [Now, all the 12 tribes and everyone grafted in] I will gather you together with those remaining in Israel and herd them like sheep in a fold.
Jeremiah 3:22 Come back, you apostate people and I shall heal you. Here we are, our God, we are coming back to You.
Jeremiah 31:8-9 See how I bring My people from the ends of the earth, a vast company - they come home, weeping and repentant. I shall comfort them and lead them on smooth paths.
Isaiah 43:19 I am about to do something new, can you see it? I will make a path for My people.
Isaiah 60:4 Look around; the Israelites are coming from afar, back to their own Land.
Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you, He will satisfy your needs in the desert and give strength.
Isaiah 62:10 Pass through the gates, clear a road for My people and mark their way. [them.
Isaiah 42:16 Without fail, I shall lead the blind and guide My people along paths unknown to
Psalm 68:24-27 The procession of all Israel marches forth, singers in front, then the musicians.
Psalm 68:7-9 The Lord, leading His people, marching through the desert- the earth shakes and rain pours down. Isaiah 44:3
Isaiah 30:29 For you there will be joyful singing, as you march into Israel, the Holy Land of God.
Isaiah 40:26-31 Lift your eyes to the heavens, consider your Creator, He leads His people out - each summoned by name, none are missing. He gives strength to the exhausted and those who look to Him will not faint, they march as on eagles wings.
Obadiah 19:21 My people will possess the Negev, Samaria, Northern and southern Jordan and all the coastlands of the Mediterranean.
Isaiah 49:8-11 The Lord says: In the time of My favour, on the Day of Deliverance, I will come to your aid, you are My people destined to be a light to the nations and to restore the Land. Go free now and in the Land you will find food and water in plenty. It will not be too hot when the One who loves them will guide them along highways. My people, coming from all parts of the world, will shout for joy as they enter their Land. For God has comforted His people in their distress. Reference REB. Some verses abridged.
Isaiah 62:1-2a For Zion's sake, I shall not keep silent - until her victory shines forth, like the sunrise, her victory like a blazing torch. The nations will see your victory and their rulers your glory.
Isaiah prophesies for the sake of the Land of Israel. There will be a great victory, 'like a blazing torch' - a CME sunstrike hits the attacking enemies. Psalms 50:1-3, Psalms 83:13-15 The world will see it and be amazed. Jeremiah 33:6-16
Isaiah 62:2b-5 You will receive a new name, the Lord Himself will give it. You will be like a glorious crown in His hand. No more are you forsaken and your Land desolate. You will be called 'Hephzibah' and the Land, 'Beulah'. For the Lord will delight in you and it will be like a marriage - He will rejoice over you as a bridegroom over his bride. [Hephzibah = My delight is in her. Beulah = married. Isaiah 49:18
The Lord's people, righteous Christian Israel, gathered and settled into their Land, all of the holy Land, then called Beulah. Wonderful promises to them of fertility and wealth. They will live in justice, peace and prosperity, as He intended people to be. Jeremiah 3:22
Isaiah 62:6-7 Jerusalem, on your walls, I have posted watchmen, they will call out: You that invoke the Name of the Lord, do not rest and give no rest to the Lord until He makes Jerusalem a praise throughout the world.
Those who tell about these things are 'watchmen' but all Christian believers must not rest or let the Lord forget His people and His Land. Keep praying for our redemption and restoration. Ezekiel 36:24-28, Isaiah 52:7-9 The word translated 'watchmen' is Hebrew 'Natzar', which also means 'set apart ones' and is the word used in all the Middle East to denote Christians; Nazarenes.
Isaiah 62:8-9 The Lord has sworn to never again allow foreigners to take the produce of the Land, but you who give praises to Him will eat the grain and drink the wine, within My sacred courts.
After the great clearance of the Middle East, only His true Christian believers will be allowed to live there, those who love the Lord and obey Him. Isaiah 66:20-21, Ezekiel 20:38
Isaiah 62:10-11 Pass through the gates - clear a road for My people. Build a highway, remove the rocks and make a signal to guide the people. Proclaim to the ends of the earth, say to the offspring of Zion: See your deliverance comes, His reward is with Him and He will make recompense.
The great gathering of the Lord's people, will happen in the same manner as the first Exodus. Leaders [shepherds] will arise to guide the flock, in the spirit of Moses and Elijah. Jeremiah 3:14-15, Isaiah 58:11, Isaiah 43:5-7, Micah 4:6, Isaiah 49:9-13, Isaiah 51:3, Zechariah 8:11-12, Isaiah 40:1-5, Ezekiel 11:17
Isaiah 62:12 They will be called 'The Holy people, the Redeemed of Y'hovah' and Jerusalem will be called 'sought after, the City no longer forsaken'.
The Lord's people, living in the Holy Land of Beulah, as He created them to live, being a 'light to the nations' and witnesses to His salvation. They will send out 144,000 missionaries to every people group, to preach the good news of the coming Kingdom of Jesus. Isaiah 66:19, 1 Peter 2:9-10, Acts 2:39, Jeremiah 31:23-34
Joel 2:23-27 People of Zion, rejoice - your God will recompense you for the years that others have ravaged your Land. You will again have plenty in your own Land. Then you will know that I am present in Israel and that I and no other am your God. Not present physically until the Return of Jesus for His Millennial reign.
Ezekiel 11:17-20 I shall gather them [all the Christians from every nation and race] from among the nations and give the Land of Israel to them. I will give them a new spirit so that they will conform to My statutes and keep My Laws. They will be My people and I will be their God.
This prophecy, along with other similar ones, tells specifically how the Lord's people, now Christians, will be gathered and settled into their heirtage. Although some of the House of Judah has returned to a portion of the Promised Land, they have not fulfilled God's plans for His people. That is; to be a light to the nations, His people in the world, preaching the coming Kingdom of Jesus. The Jewish people are not destined to build the third Temple, that awaits the coming of all of the Israel of God. Galatians 6:16, Zechariah 6:15
Many prophecies speak of the final judgement of Judah [Ezekiel 21:14...swing the sword of slaughter three times... First: Babylon, second: Rome, third still to come. This is the result of Matthew 27:25 and the fulfilment of Luke 19:27, Jeremiah 17:1-4
Matthew 21:40-43 The Owner of the vineyard will come and deal with the bad tenants, He will bring those criminals to justice. Jesus quoted: The stone that the builders [the Jews] rejected, has become the main corner stone. [Jesus]Therefore, I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you [Judah]and given to a nation [Christian Israel] that bears the proper fruit. Amos 2:4-5, Jer. 13:19, Isaiah 3:8-9, Zeph. 1:4-6, Psalm 118:22-24
We who have been brought up on New Testament precepts of "love your neighbour" and peace and goodwill toward all, have some difficulty with verses such as;
Nahum 1:2 The Lord is a God of vengeance, He will punish His enemies.
Deuteronomy 32:41-43 When I set My hand to judgement, My sword will devour flesh, I will punish all those who hate Me and will cleanse My peoples land.
Luke 3:16-17 ..He will baptize with the Holy spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork in His hand, He will gather the good grain into the store, but the chaff will burn forever. Isaiah 33:10-12
The Lord is the potter, it is His creation, His aim is to have a people who freely choose to love and serve Him. Isaiah 29:16, Romans 9:22-23
Over seventy prophecies tell of a forthcoming judgement of fire and the only literal explanation for Isaiah 30:26, Isaiah 13:13, Malachi 4:1 and many other prophesies, is a coronal mass ejection - a sunstrike that will particularly affect the Middle East. It will be a seemingly natural event that maintains His hiddenness to the world, but it clears and cleanses all of that area promised to Abraham and His people will know that it is the Lord who protects and helps them. Ezekiel 34:27-30, Isaiah 49:8-12 The prophecy in Isaiah 66:7-9...can a country be born in a single day? will literally come true for the Lord's Christian people, it took Judah 50 years to form the state of Israel. Zech 3:9, Zech 9:16
Zechariah 10:7-12 The Ephraimites, [now Christian people] will be as warriors rejoicing in their God. I will whistle to call them in, for I will deliver them from among the nations where I dispersed them. they will return to their own Land, as many people as there was before. Those godless peoples will be brought low, but Israel's strength will be in their God, they will march proudly in His name. Ref: REB, verses abridged
As we see in Ezekiel 11:17 and Jeremiah 12:14, Amos 9:14-15, it is only the true Christian people, who are mostly actual descendants of Jacob from the ten Northern tribes, that will enter the new country of Beulah [Isaiah 62:4] after this terrible worldwide judgement of fire. They will join up with the Jewish remnant that will survive in Jerusalem. Zechariah 13:8-9, Isaiah 4:3 Those Israelites will receive the great blessings as promised to the Lord's people and will live in the land in peace and security until the time of the Anti Christ. For 3½ years, they will go and live in a place of safety, referred to as Bozrah; [Hebrew = glad tidings] the sheepfold, then to go back at the Return of Jesus for His Millennial reign.
All the Land that was promised to the Lord's people will be cleared and cleansed after this next prophesied event, the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, the Judgement by fire. Isaiah 66:15-16 Then, as Ezekiel prophesies; His people will be gathered and 'passed under the rod'. [The rod of judgement and separation] The righteous Christians will then enter the Land, with great joy, singing praises to their Redeemer. Ezekiel 20:34-38, Isaiah 35:10
Isaiah 6:11-12 I asked the Lord: How long? Until the Land and cities are desolate and deserted, their houses vacant. He will drive the people far away and all the country will be one vast desolation.
Isaiah 17:9 On the Day of retribution, cities will be deserted, like those of your enemies in ancient times.
When all the Lord's people enter the depopulated Land, there are amazing promises to them of how the Land will be fruitful and they will live in the houses left vacant. But first, this;
Hosea 12:9 Yet I have been the Lord your God since the days of Egypt. I shall make you dwell in tents again, as in the days of the Tent of Meeting.
Psalm 69:35 For You will deliver Zion and the cities will be rebuilt. The Lord's people will settle there and possess it.
Amos 9:14 I shall restore the fortunes of My people, they will rebuild their devastated cities and live in them, plant vineyards and enjoy prosperity in their Land.
2 Samuel 7:10 I shall assign a place for My people, in Israel, there I shall plant them to dwell in their own Land. Never again will enemies oppress them, as in the past.
Isaiah 54:2-3 Extend your boundaries, for you will spread in all directions and dispossess nations, then repopulate cities now desolate.
Ezekiel 36:10 & 33 I shall settle in the Land all the Israelite people. The towns will again be inhabited and the ruined places rebuilt.
Jeremiah 30:18 I shall restore the fortunes of Jacobs clans. Every city will be restored and houses again rebuilt.
Isaiah 58:12-14 Buildings in ruins will be restored and you will rebuild on ancient foundations. You will be called 'the restorer of houses'.
2 Esdras 1:35-37 I shall hand over the homes of your enemies to a people yet to come, a people who will trust Me, though they have not known Me, who will obey My commandments, even though they never saw the prophets. Yet they will keep in mind what the prophets taught of old. I vow that these people will have My favour, they will perceive by the spirit and believe what I have said. Ref: REB Apocrypha
After the terrible Day of the Lord's wrath, a Day of fire and earthquakes, in a very short time [Isaiah 29:17] the Land will be regenerated and resettled by the nation who bears the proper fruit. Matthew 21:43 There is no mention of Jesus being present as yet, in fact they select their own leaders. Hosea 1:11, Jeremiah 30:21 They will rebuild the temple. [Zechariah 6:15] Later, it is them who greet the Returning Jesus with the shout 'Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!'
The prophetic Scriptures clearly predict that the Third Temple will be built and the offerings reinstated, in the final years leading up to the Return of the Messiah. It is clear, too, that there will be more than just the Jewish people living in the Land of Greater Israel. All the Israel of God, all the true Christian people will migrate to the new nation of Beulah soon after the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, the terrible Day of fire and storms, that will clear and cleanse most of the Middle East.
The place of the new Temple, will be to the North of the existing Dome of the Rock, which may or may not atill be there, because this is in the direct line of the now sealed Eastern gate. The Bible, the Torah, and Josephus, all agree that the Temple was in that location. The Temple Institute, in Jerusalem, has made most of the utensils for the Temple worship, including the robes and breastplate for the High Priest. The instruments such as the silver trumpets are ready and musicians are trained for their use.
The Jewish sage, Moses Maimonides, known as Rambam, declared that the Temple will be rebuilt and the exiles from around the world gathered back into the Promised Land.
The Messiah will appear and re-establish the glory of King David.
In the Talmud Yerushalmi, Rabbi Acha says; The Beit Hamikdash [Holy Temple] will be built first, before the advent of the Kingdom of David.
The Pnei Moshestates; The Land will be settled first, then the people will become prosperous, after that they will build the Temple and finally, the Messiah will come.
In the Mar'eh Punim the Gaon Moshe Margolis wrote that when Jacob predicted the future of Judah, he foretold that the Temple would be rebuilt first, then the Messiah would come.
The whole scenario of the end times, has a logical sequence to it. At last, we can see how things are happening that will see a confederation of Islamic states and entities that will be motivated to get rid of the ' cancer ' in their midst, that is the State of Israel. The moment of their attack, is the moment that God will intervene. This great Day of the Lord, will take the form of a natural event - a coronal mass ejection, a massive sunstrike of cosmic particles, causing intense heat and electrical storms. The attacking armies will be destroyed by their own weaponry, as they all explode before firing, recoiling upon their own heads, Psalm 7:12-15, Obadiah15, Joel 3:4 This literally fulfils the prayer in Psalm 83:13-18
Many prophesies speak of the regeneration of the Land of Greater Israel, "in a very short while" [Isaiah 29:17] after this great clearance and cleansing of the entire area. Righteous Israel- "those who love the Lord and follow in His ways" will then gather "on the mountains of Samaria". This is described very well in Ezekiel 20:34-38.
Over 40 prophesies describe how all the Lord's people will live in peace and security in their own Land. At last, they will be as God originally intended, "a light to the nations", they will "exemplify My Holiness for all to see". Ezekiel 39:27-29 [The attack by Gog/ Magog will come during this period]
They will build the Third Temple, and "the splendour of this latter House will surpass that of the former". Haggai 2:9 Zechariah 8:9-13 has wonderful promises of restoration and redemption; Courage! Do not lose heart!
Jeremiah 9:12....... .....and who has God's command to proclaim it? Isaiah 50:4-7, John 12:37-41
In these last days of the present era, scripture tells us that the Church will, in general, be compromising and have many different ideas of what the future holds. But there are believers who are willing to listen to teaching based soundly on the Word, as presented to us through the prophets. It will be these believers who will be better prepared to face these end time challenges and afflictions. Especially keep in mind that God's promises are addressed to the faithful remnant who truly believe and trust in Him, true Christian believers and only that remnant will be protected on the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, then later, during the terrible time of Satan's domination, until the glorious Return of Jesus.
It is sad that many pastors and teachers base their eschatology on traditional doctrines of their denomination or particular theological school, and thereby fail to carefully ascertain what scripture really means. Or when a text does not fit their current beliefs, then they allegorise it, spiritualise it, culturalize it or rationalize it, to fit whatever they think how God should act.
Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak, to whom give the warning? Who will hear me? This peoples ears are blocked, they are incapable of listening. They treat God's Word as a reproach and it has no appeal to them. Isaiah 28:9-10
Isaiah 29:9-11 If you confuse yourself, you will stay confused.... for the Lord has poured upon you a spirit of deep stupor.....the prophetic vision of it all has become for you like the words in a sealed book.
1 Corinthians 1:20 Where are the men of learning now? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish.
Deuteronomy 32:29 If only they had the wisdom to discern this and understand what their end will be.
Matthew 13:10-15 Why do You speak in parables? He replied: To you it has been granted to know the secrets of the Kingdom, but not to them, for they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding. Happy are you that see and hear!
Jeremiah 33:3 If you call to Me, I shall answer and tell you of great and mysterious things of which you were unaware.
Isaiah 48:6 You have heard, seen the evidence, now admit the truth. From now on, I will show you new things, hidden things that you did not know before.
Isaiah 35:3-5 Steady yourself, be strong - fear not. Your God comes to save you, with His vengeance and retribution. THEN the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. [After the Day of the Lord's wrath] Isaiah 32:3-4
Isaiah 42:18-19 You that are deaf; hear now! You that are blind; look and see! Who is so blind and deaf as My servants and messengers, the ones who have My trust.
Isaiah 29:22b-24 This is no time for Jacob to be shamed or frightened, for they will praise Me when they see what I have done for them. The confused will gain understanding and the obstinate will accept instruction. Isaiah 44:8, Isa 45:19
Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
The Judgements in Revelation;
Revelation 6:1-17 The first Seal - The white horse that conquers.
Second Seal- The red horse that takes away the peace on earth.
Third Seal- The black horse that controls the worlds food supply.
Fourth Seal- The pale horse that causes the deaths of 1/4 of mankind.
Zechariah 6:1-8 also describes these 4 horses and verse 7 says how they were released in ancient times, so these Seals have been opened already and the world still suffers for it.
Fifth Seal- The saints, all those who have been slaughtered for their faith in God. They await the final completion of their numbers. This seal also must be open, as it is all those people martyred for their faith, from Stephen until Jesus Returns. Matthew 23:35, Isaiah 57:1-2
Sixth Seal- This must be the next prophesied event, Rev. 6:17 'For the great Day of the wrath of Y'hovah and the Lamb has come and who can stand?' It will be a worldwide judgement of fire, by the means of a massive CME, that will particularly affect the Middle East, destroying those nations and entities that attack the State of Israel, as described in Psalm 83. Isaiah 34:8
Seventh Seal - Rev. 8:1, is a period of silence in heaven and a time lapse of about 115-20 years on earth. We are told that one day to the Lord, is as 1000 years. So, ½ hour = 1/48th of a day. 1/48th of 1000 years = 20 years
¼ hour = 1/96th of a day. Say, 1/100th of 1000 years = 10 years
Therefore, 'about half an hour' may be about 20-25 minutes = 15/16 years.
After that, the Trumpet and Bowl punishments of the Great Tribulation occur, during the final 3½ years of this age. Revelation chapters 8 & 9 -
First trumpet- A hail of fire and blood, 1/3 of the earth burnt. [sunk.
Second trumpet -A comet strikes the sea, 1/3 of the fish killed, 1/3 of ships
Third trumpet- Wormwood, another comet or similar, strikes the land, 1/3 of the fresh water is poisoned.
Forth trumpet- 1/3 of the light on the world is stopped.
Fifth trumpet- Stinging creatures torment those who have taken the mark of the beast.
Sixth trumpet- 1/3 of mankind are killed by 200 million supernatural horsemen.
Seventh trumpet- Rev 11:15 'Sovereignty over all the world has passed to our God and His Christ and He shall reign for ever! '
Revelation 15:1 'Then I saw in Heaven a astonishing sight, seven angels with the last 7 plagues and with them the wrath of God was completed. '
First bowl - Causes malignant sores on all those with the mark of the beast.
Second bowl - This poisons the oceans, all marine life is killed.
Third bowl - This poisons the springs and rivers.
Fourth bowl - Another CME burns people, but they are not killed.
Fifth bowl - The kingdom of the beast suffers total darkness.
Sixth bowl - The 3 spirits gather the armies at Armageddon.
Seventh bowl -' A loud voice from the Throne calls: It is over! Then follows flashes of lightning, thunder and a violent earthquake. Babylonis destroyed. '
Analysis of the Sixth Bowl;
Revelation 16:13-14'The sixth angel poured out his bowl onto the Euphrates river and its waters were dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East. I saw three foul spirits like frogs come out of the dragon, the beast and the false prophet. These are demonic spirits with the power to work miracles, sent out to muster all the kings of the earth for the battle on the great Day of the Sovereign Lord.' This is the Day of the glorious Return of Jesus]
Revelation 16:15 'See: I am coming as a thief! Happy is the person who keeps awake and stays dressed, so that they are not ashamed for all to see.'
Keep awake and remain in our 'garments of righteousness' at all times.
Revelation 16:16 The spirits assemble the armies at Armageddon.
This is a wide valley, just north of Mt Carmel, actually quite a distance from Jerusalem - at least 2 days march.
Is this event, at to the Return of Jesus, the same as the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath?
Purpose- To destroy the armies attacking Jerusalem, not a judgement against all mankind
Location- This attack is just in Israel, not worldwide, as is the Day of vengeance.
The players-The Anti Christ, beast and false prophet are not mentioned at the Day of vengeance and wrath, the sixth seal and the many other prophesies of that event.
The method- Destruction by Christ's sharp sword, not the same as the vivid descriptions of a fire judgement, prophesied more than 70 times in the Bible and referred to in Hebrews 10:27, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8, 2 Peter 3:7.
It is evident that there are two separate 'Days of the Lord' in which the Lord acts to punish His enemies. The Sixth seal is clearly stated as " the Day of the Lord's wrath " and is the next prophesied event that we can expect, of a worldwide fire judgement and punishment of the nations, which will clear and cleanse His Land. Most clearly described in Isaiah 63:1-6 and Habakkuk 3:12 'Furiously You traverse the earth, in anger You trample down the nations.'
Then, much later, at the Return of Jesus, is the Sixth and Seventh bowl fulfilment, the 'great Day of the Sovereign Lord,'when He disposes of the armies of the Anti Christ.
Revelation 19:19-21, Zechariah 14:3-5
Revelation 22:6-21 These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, who inspires the prophets has shown His servants what must soon take place. Remember, Jesus is coming soon! Happy is the person who takes to heart the words of prophecy. Meanwhile, let the evildoers persist in their evil, but let the godly persevere in their goodness and the holy in their holiness. Happy are those who wash their robes with righteousness! They shall be free to eat from the tree of life and may enter the City by the gates. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
Reference; REB. Some verses abridged.
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 ... when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in blazing fire. Then he will mete out punishment to those who refuse to acknowledge God and who will not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the penalty of eternal destruction, cut off from the presence of God.
When, on that great Day He comes to reveal His glory amongst His own andHis majesty to all believers. Do not confuse this passage with the Return of Jesus in His glory. He does NOT come in fire then, or punish all who do not obey the gospel, This time, He reveals Himself only to those who believe in Him and keep His Laws, to the Christian believers. Zechariah 9:14-16, Isaiah 60:1-3
1/ The Day of Vengeance and the wrath of God; [come.
Isaiah 63:4 I resolved on a Day of Vengeance, the time for redeeming My own had
Isaiah 66:15 See, the Lord is coming in fire, His sword will test mankind.
Micah 5:15 In anger and fury, I shall wreak vengeance on the nations who disobey Me.
Habakkuk 3:12 Furiously You trample down the nations.
Malachi 4:1 The Day comes; burning like a furnace, all evildoers will be stubble.
Hebrews 10:27...a terrifying judgement of fire that will consume God's enemies.
Isaiah 30:26 On the Day that the Lord saves His people,[righteous Christians] the sun will shine with seven times its usual strength, like seven days in one and the moon will be as bright as the sun.
Revelation 14:17-20 ..the angel with authority over fire....blood for 200 miles.
So, we see that the first event is coming in fire with the sun super hot [a CME solar flare]
2/ The Great Day of the Sovereign Lord; the Glorious Return of the Lord Jesus;
Matthew 24:29-31 As soon as this time of distress has passed [the Tribulation] the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give light, the stars will fall and all the heavenly bodies will be shaken. Then ALL the peoples will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. With a trumpet blast He will send His angels to gather His chosen from the fartherest corners of the world. These will be all the people who have kept faithful to the Lord during the Tribulation as His people, righteous Christians, will regather in the Land soon after the Day of vengeance.
Revelation 19:11-21....the Return and the destruction of Satan's armies, by the sword of His Word, just the lake of fire at this time. Zechariah 14:3-5...as in ancient days...
There will be four judgement/punishments, the first to happen soon, the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath, a worldwide judgement of fire against the nations, that will particularly affect the Middle East. Ezekiel 30:1-5 This will enable His true Christian people, to settle the Land. Ezekiel 34:11-31, Isaiah 35:1-10
Then, later comes the Gog/Magog attack and defeat. Ezekiel 38/39
At the Return of Jesus, He destroys the armies of the Anti Christ. Revelation 19:17-21 Then, at the end of the Millennium comes the Great White Throne judgement of all people alive and dead. Note, that in Rev 19:13 Jesus Returns in a garment dyed in blood. In Isaiah 63:3 He tramples the nations....and their blood spattered all his clothing. From this and the sequence in 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, we can say that the Day of the Lord's wrath- the Sixth Seal, Revelation 6:12-17 will be the first event of the end time happenings. Reference REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged
Matthew 24:36 Yet about that day and hour no one knows, not the angels, not even the Son, only the Father alone.
This verse contradicts Daniel 12:10, Psalm 25:14, Isaiah 46:10, Isaiah 48:16, Amos 3:7, 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 1:1 and 1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, friends, are not in the dark; the Day will not come upon you like a thief. Note that this 'Day of the Lord' is NOT the Return, as verse 3 makes clear- 'sudden destruction is upon them' That is: upon the godless peoples.
So there must be an explanation for this serious anomaly. It is this: analysis of Matthew 24:36 -
1/ What is the event referred to? The preceding verse 35 says: Heaven and earth will pass away...... This is what happens at the end of the Millennium, Revelation 20:11.
2/ The time period in which it was spoken - the commencement of the Church age. As Daniel says: These words are to be kept secret and sealed until the time of the end. Now we know that is nearly 2000 years later.
3/ Spoken to the disciples - They were not to know or teach about the time gap.
4/ Jesus Himself did not know - UNTIL He went to be with the Father.
So, what Jesus said then, does not apply to His Return or to the forthcoming fire judgement, but to the final Judgement of all mankind at the Great White Throne, and if we are His friends, then we should not be in the dark about our future.
The time periods given to us in our Bible, are not there for no reason, all Scripture is for our instruction. I have seen other methods of calculating them, with weird results. All those God fearing and sincerely seeking scholars and groups that have gone before us, like Bishop Ussher and Isaac Newton got it wrong because they were not as close to the end time as we are, it wasn't God's timing that they should know.
Regarding my books, I will say again, that what I write is not my theories or ideas, but I simply bring to light the prophetic Scriptures - passages that are generally ignored, thought to be allegories or have been fulfilled. Many seem to believe that the next event is the return of Jesus. This is not correct, as the clear sequence in Revelation shows. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; where it says that Jesus cannot come until the Adversary enthrones himself in the Temple. This means that the Temple must be rebuilt. How can that happen under the present situation? There must be a dramatic worldwide change and what that is, is what I point out in my writings.
People say that 'an essential requirement' of the Return, is the Gospel preached throughout the world'. This will happen - it is the 144,000 who do that, they will be selected from all the Israelites who will by then be living in the new country of Beulah. That is what we should all be looking forward to and trusting to the Lord for His protection during His soon to happen - terrible Day of vengeance and wrath.
2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 It is just; that the Lord should balance the account by sending judgement to those who afflict you, to give those who love and serve Him relief, when Jesus comes to punish the ungodly, with His mighty host in blazing fire. They will suffer the penalty of eternal destruction, but on that great Day His glory will be revealed to all true believers. Isaiah 30:26, Psalm 18:7-15
This passage of Scripture is not describing the Glorious Return of Jesus for His Millennial reign. It is an event before then -'when He comes in blazing fire and reveals His glory among His own'. It does not fit how He destroys the armies that are attacking Jerusalem at His Return and then how the whole world will see Him.
2 Peter 3:10 The Day of the Lord will come unexpectedly. The heavens will disappear with a roar and flaming fire will bring all the earth to judgement. Malachi 4:1
Hebrews 10:26-27For if we deliberately persist in sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there remains only the terrifying expectation of a fierce fire which will consume God's enemies. Zephaniah 1:14-18
Psalm 110:5-6 The Lord at Your right hand - He crushes kings on the Day of His wrath. In majesty He judges the nations, causing destruction throughout the world. Psalm 97:2
Revelation 14:14-20 On a white cloud, I saw a figure like a man, wearing a gold crown and holding a sharp sickle. Put in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come to harvest the earth. Then the angel that has authority over fire, called to Him - 'Swing Your sickle now, for the earth's grapes are ripe and ready for harvest. So the grapes were gathered and thrown into the great winepress of the Lord's wrath. The blood flowed from it for 200 miles. Isaiah 63:1-6, Zephaniah 1:17
Jeremiah 51:5-6 Israel and Judah are not left widowed by their God, by the Lord. But their Land is full of guilt, condemned by the Holy One of Israel. Flee out of [this] Babylon, each person for himself or you will perish for her sins. For now comes the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath and He is paying her full recompense.
Isaiah 17:4-10 On that Day, Jacobs strength will fade away, as when a reaper gathers the grain or as an olive tree is stripped at harvest and left with just a few berries. On that Day all will look to their Maker, all idols and the works of their hands are as rubbish. On that Day, cities will be deserted and abandoned, because you have forgotten the Lord, your strength and protector. Jeremiah 9:12-13, Isaiah 6:11-12
Isaiah 17:12-14 Listen! It is the thunder of vast forces, like the roaring of mighty waters. Nations flee, driven before the storm like thistledown. At evening, all is terror, by morning all is gone. Such is the fate of those who conspire to attack us. Psalm 83, Isaiah 66:15-16
Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
These Bible verses describe the next prophesied event - how the Lord sends His right hand man, Jesus, to ' harvest the world of His enemies, those who conspire to attack His people' This is also the Sixth seal judgement, the Lord's Day of wrath, described in over 100 Bible prophecies. This worldwide judgement of fire accurately fits how the earth would be affected by a massive coronal mass ejection. But as Isaiah and many other prophets say, His righteous Christian people will be protected.
Isaiah 24:1-6 Be warned, the Lord is about to strip the earth, split it and turn it upside down and scatter its inhabitants. Everyone will be affected.
The earth dries up and withers, it is desecrated by those who live in it. They have broken My Laws and violated My covenant, that is why a curse consumes the earth and its peoples suffer, their numbers dwindle, only a few are left.
The Lords Day of vengeance and wrath strikes the earth, punishing and affecting all its inhabitants. Do not expect a 'rapture', this scripture refutes that false theory. Isaiah 63:1-6, Revelation 6:12-17.
Isaiah 24:7-13 Crops fail, the people are shocked and anxious. Their cities are in chaos and their houses shuttered and locked. Nothing but desolation is left in the towns, the bridges and highways are destroyed. So it will be throughout the world, among the nations, as an olive tree is beaten and stripped.
Cities and towns will become uninhabitable - no food, power or water and roads impassable. "Suddenly, in a single Day" is mentioned in Isaiah 10:7 & Isaiah 47:9 All the nations of the world face the sun over a 24hr period. A huge coronal mass ejection fireball will strike all the earth in one rotation. Isaiah 30:26, Psaklms 50:1-3
Isaiah 24:16b-20 But, there will be trouble for the earth on the Day that the Lord opens the window of heaven and shakes the earth's foundation. It will lurch and sway like a drunkard and whoever tries to escape will be caught, like in a trap.
Worldwide earthquakes and tsunamis. The unrighteous will be punished and no one will be unaffected.
Isaiah 24:21-23 On that Day, the Lord will punish the powers in the heavens above andthe leaders on the earth below. They will be made prisoners, punished for a long time. The sun and moon will grow pale. God will reign in Jerusalem and will be revealed in His glory to the elders of His people. 2 Thess 1:10
The leaders of the nations will be taken and punished. Psalm 149:6-9. The sky will be darkened for a while because of smoke and ash clouds.
Isaiah 24:14-16a People from the West and the East, acclaim the Lord. In the coasts and islands of the sea, we hear them sing- from the ends of the earth, glorifying the God of Israel. Reference: REB verses abridged.
As Isaiah 30:26 says: 'On that Day, [of a CME sunstrike] I will save My people'.They will praise the Lord for their salvation. Isaiah 66:8.
That all this is before the Return of Jesus, is clear, then He will come on the clouds with His angels, visible to all. He destroys the armies of the Anti Christ, in Israel, at that time. But first, this shocking and terrible Day of trouble for all the earth will come. The Day the Lord 'opens the window of the heavens and shakes the earths foundations'. This is the event that 'comes like a thief', unexpectedly and 'everyone will be affected'. Soon after that God's Christian people will move to and settle in the new country of Beulah. Isaiah 62:4 The Glory of God will return into the rebuilt Temple. Ezekiel 43:1-9 The elders and leaders will know Him, as in ancient times, with Abraham, Moses and David. Jer. 30:21
The rest of the worlds peoples will organise a One World Government, as their leaders have gone. 10 regions will be established, each led by a President. It will not be long before one of them assumes full dictatorial powers. Then the other prophesies unfold.
Proverbs 1:20-27 Wisdom cries aloud in the open places, in the streets, she says: How long will you fools be content with your simplicity? If only you would respond to my reproof, I would fill you with My spirit and make My precepts known to you. But because you refuse My call, reject My advice and will have none of My admonition, then, I in turn will laugh at your doom and deride you, when terror comes like a hurricane and your doom approaches like a whirlwind and anguish and distress come upon you.
Proverbs 10:24-30 What the wicked dread will overtake them, what the righteous desire will be granted. When the whirlwind sweeps past, the wicked will be gone, but the righteous will be established forever. The fear of the Lord gives a person length of days, but the years of the godless are cut short. The Lord is a refuge for the blameless, but He brings destruction onto the evildoers.
The righteous will never be shaken, the wicked will not remain in the Land.
Proverbs 12:12-13 The strongholds of the wicked crumble like clay, they are caught by their own offensive talk and actions. The righteous come safely through the troubles ahead.
Proverbs 16:2-6 A person's ways may seem right to him, but the Lord weighs up his motives. Commit to the Lord all that you do and your plans will be successful. The Lord works out everything for His own ends, so He has made the wicked for a Day of disaster. Romans 9:22
One and all, the proud are an abomination to the Lord, be sure of this: they will not go unpunished. Through love and faithfulness, sin is atoned for, through the fear of the Lord, a person avoids evil. Hebrews 10:27
Proverbs 8:4-21 It is to you that I call, to all mankind I appeal. You who are uninstructed - gain knowledge, you who are complacent and imprudent - gain understanding.
Listen, for I shall speak clearly, I say nothing but the truth, all that I say is right. It is straightforward to those with understanding, it is plain to those with knowledge. Choose My instruction rather that silver, My knowledge is better than pure gold. To fear the Lord is to hate evil, to hate pride, arrogance, cruelty, subversive talk and sinful actions. I am Wisdom, from Me comes sound advice and understanding. I love those who love Me and those who search for Me will find Me. In My hands are wealth and prosperity, I shall fill the treasuries of those who love Me.
Proverbs 8:22-31 The Lord appointed Me from the beginning, long ago before all else was made. When He set the heavens in place, gave the seas their boundaries and fixed the earth's foundations, then I was by His side rejoicing in His presence. I got pleasure over the whole world and My delight was in mankind. Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
It seems obvious that the Wisdom described in Proverbs, is Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:15 Christ is the image of the invisible God, for by Him everything was created. His instructions are as given to us by His prophets and personally in the New Testament. We are told in many passages to 'fear the Lord', that is: hate evil, pride, arrogance, cruelty, subversive talk and sinful actions. Christians are the true Israel of God.
Psalm 91 is the prayer of the British Ninety First Battalion, and during the First World War, at every morning parade, they recited that Psalm - as a prayer. Throughout that terrible war, not one was killed due to enemy action. The Lord DOES protect those who trust in Him!
Psalm 91:1-4 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High, who live under the shadow of the Lord, those who say : He is my refuge and strength, in Him I put my trust. He will rescue you from the enemy's traps and deadly disease. He will cover and protect you, you will find refuge in His truth, that will be your shield and armour. Psalm 9:10, Psalm 109:26-29, Psalm 121:1-8, Proverbs 9:10, Job 22:30
Psalm 91:5-8 You will not fear the terrors abroad at night or the arrows that fly by day and the destruction that comes unexpectedly. A 1000 may fall by your side, 10,000 close by, but you will not be touched. With your own eyes, you will see this, you will see the retribution of the wicked. Psalm 23:4, Psalm 18:4-6. Isaiah 43:2
Psalm 91:9-13 Surely You are my refuge, I have made the Most High my place of safety and no disaster will befall me. For He will charge His angels to guard you and lift you up in all your ways. No snake or wild animal shall harm you. Psalm 70:1-5, Jer.15:21
Psalm 91:14-16 The Lord says: because your love holds fast to Me, I will deliver you. I shall lift you to safety, for you know My Name. When you call, I shall answer and be with you in times of trouble. I shall rescue you and bring you honour and long life. You will receive My salvation. Joel 3:32, Psalm 12:5, Isaiah 54:17
Psalm 97:10-12 The Lord loves those who hate evil, He keeps His loyal servants safe and rescues them from the power of the wicked. A harvest of light has arisen for the righteous and joy for the upright in heart. You that are righteous, rejoice in the Lord and praise His holy Name.
Colossians 1:11-12 In His glorious might, may He give you strength to meet with fortitude and patience whatever comes and to give joyful thanks to the Father who has made you fit to share in the heritage of the Lord's people in the Kingdom of Light.
Amos 3:1-8 Listen you Israelites to these words that the Lord addresses to you, all of the twelve tribes that He brought up from Egypt; You alone I have cared for among all the nations of the world, that is why I must punish you for your sins. Do two travel together without agreeing? Or if disaster comes, is it not the work of the Lord? Indeed the Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants, the prophets.
Amos 3:9-11 Make this proclamation: Assemble on the hills of Samaria, look at the tumult seething amongst the people! Those who don't know how to do right and who live by oppressing others. Therefore the Lord says: The Destroyer will surround your land, your strength will fail and your towns will be despoiled.
Amos 3:12-15 Listen to this testimony against the descendants of Jacob. As a shepherd may rescue fragments of a sheep from a lion, so will only a remnant of Israel be rescued. On the Day that I deal with Israel, for their sins, I will also destroy the pagan shrines and their ostentatious buildings.
Amos 4:12 Israel, this is what I shall do to you - so, Israel: Prepare to meet your God.
Amos 5:4-9 These are the Words of the Lord to the people of Israel: Seek the Lord, if you want to live, or He will sweep through Joseph's descendants like a fire with no one to quench it. He who made the stars, has power over all things, He will make a destruction flash forth against the mighty that wipes out their military power. On the Lord's Day of fiery wrath. Zephaniah 3:8
Amos 5:10-15 You that despise the truth, you that extort tribute, though you have fine buildings and beautiful farms, you will not enjoy them. For I know of your crimes and monstrous sins - but at this time, keep silent, because now are evil times. You must hate evil and love good and it may be that the Lord will show favour to the survivors of Joseph. Joseph's descendants are Ephraim and Manasseh, now: the British peoples and the Americans, the main Christian peoples.
Amos 5:16-17 Therefore the Lord says: In the towns and in all the world, there will be mourning and sorrow, for I will pass through your midst. This refers to the Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath, the next prophesied, worldwide event. Amos 5:20 - The Day of the Lord is indeed a Day of deep darkness and terror.
Amos 9:8b-15 Yet, I shall not totally destroy Israel's posterity. I shall shake Israel among the nations, none will be lost, but the ungodly among My people will die. Those who say disaster cannot come to us, we are strong and safe. The fallen House of David will be restored as it was long ago. The time is coming when the Land will be prosperous, My people will live on their own Land, eating and drinking the abundant produce. They will never again leave the Land that I, the Lord, have given to them. Look forward to the great promises of redemption and restoration. Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
Psalm 31:9-13 Be gracious to me, Lord for I am in distress and my eyes are dimmed with grief. My enemies scorn me, even my friends avoid me. Like the dead, I have passed out of mind and been forgotten, like something thrown away.
Now I hear threats from every side, all those conspiring against me and scheming to take my life.
This is the current situation of the State of Israel, surrounded by enemies and deserted by their friends.
Psalm 31:14-18 But in You, Lord, I put my trust, You are my God, my life is in Your hands. Rescue me from the power of my enemies and those who persecute me. Let Your face shine upon Your servant, save me in Your unfailing love. Let humiliation be for the wicked, let them sink into the pit. May their lies and contempt be silenced and their pride and arrogance be shattered.
The Lord will answer these requests at the moment the enemies commence their attack. Deuteronomy 32:34-35, Psalm 83:9-18, Revelation 6:12-17
Psalm 31:19-24 How great is Your goodness, stored up for those who fear you. Everyone will see how You shelter them; You will hide them under the cover of Your presence. The Lord will protect the faithful, as He repays the arrogant conspirators in full. Be strong and stout hearted, all you whose hope is in the Lord.
This is an encouragement for His Christian people, to stay firm in their faith and trust in the Lord's protection during this terrible time of punishment to His enemies.
Psalm 29:4-5 Sing praises to the Lord, all you His loyal servants, give thanks to His Holy Name. In His anger there is distress, in His favour there is life. Tears may linger at nightfall, but rejoicing comes in the morning. The Lord will bless His Christian believers, who stand firm in their faith.
Ref: REB. Some verses abridged.
Psalm 61:1-5Lord, hear our cry, listen to our prayers. From the ends of the earth we call to You, with fainting hearts. Lift us up, for You are our shelter and tower of strength against the enemy. We shall make our homes forever under the shelter of Your wings. For You, our God, will hear our prayers and grant the desires of those who revere Your Name.
Psalm 62:5-8For the Lord alone, I wait silently: my hope comes from Him. He alone is My rock of deliverance, my strong tower, so that I am unshaken. On Him, my safety and honour depend. Trust in Him at all times, you people - pour out your hearts before Him. The Lord is our shelter.
Psalm 64:1-10Lord, hear me as I make my prayer to You. Keep me safe from the terror of the enemy, protect me from intrigues of the evildoers, they sharpen their tongues like swords to cut down the innocent, suddenly attacking from out of hiding. They hatch plots to ensnare us, saying: who will see us?
But the Lord, with His arrows shoots them down and sudden is their overthrow. He will make them fall, using their own words against them. All who see this will flee in horror, everyone is terrified; this is the work of the Mighty God, they say. They understand that retribution has fallen on them because of their evil ways. The righteous rejoice, all the upright in heart will exult, all those who sought refuge in the Lord.
Psalm 66:8-12 Bless our God, you nations; let the sound of praises be heard. He preserves us in life and keeps us going in the right way. For You, Lord, have put us to the test and refined us like silver. You have brought us into prison and laid burdens upon us. You let men ride over us, we went through fire and water, but You have brought us out into a place of plenty.
Psalm 66:16-20 Come; listen, all who fear the Lord and I will tell you what He has done for me. I lifted up my voice in prayer, His praise was on my tongue. If I had iniquity in my heart, He would not have listened, but in truth He did listen and paid heed to my plea. Blessed is the Lord, who keeps me in His love and care!
Psalm 31:1-8In You, Lord, I have found refuge, let me never be put to shame. Hear me and by Your saving power, come quickly to my rescue. You are my Rock, lead and guide me for the honour of Your Name, for I trust in You and will rejoice and be glad in Your unfailing love. You will not abandon me to the power of the enemy, but will give me unbounded liberty.
Psalm 29:1-8 Give to the Lord the glory due to His Name. The voice of God echoes over the waters, He thunders over the mighty waters, [peoples and nations] in power and majesty. The forests are shattered, the land jumps and shakes. His shout makes flames burst out and the land is made desolate.
[This describes the forthcoming judgement of the nations, of earthquakes and fire, the Lord's Day of vengeance and wrath.]
Psalm 27:1-6 & 13-14 The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear? When my enemies close in on me to devour me, it is them who lose. What I ask of the Lord, is that I may live in the holy Land and see Him in His Temple. For He will protect me on His terrible Day, the Day that I will be raised up and my enemies laid low, so I shall praise and honour my Deliverer.
Well I know that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and brave, put your hope in Him.
Psalm 23:1-6 The Lord is my shepherd, I will not be in need for anything. He leads me to green pastures and by streams, that I may rest. He revives my spirit and for His Names sake, He guides me on the right paths. When the Day of darkness comes, I will fear no harm, for You are with me and comfort me. My enemies will see my salvation and the great blessings promised to Your righteous people, who will live in the holy Land for the years to come.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord will give strength to His people, He will bless them with peace.
Psalm 30:1-5 I shall exult You, Lord, for You have lifted me up and have not let my enemies get the better of me. I cried to You and You heard me, saved my life, as I was sinking into the abyss. Sing praises to the Lord, all you His loyal servants, and give thanks to his holy Name. In His anger there is distress, in His favour there is life. Tears may linger at nightfall, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Ref: REB. Some verses abridged.
For the Lord's 'loyal servants', there will be deliverance, in His favour they will rejoice, but there will be sorrow and distress for those who have rejected the salvation that was offered to them.
Psalm 24:1-10 The earth is the Lord's and everything in it. For it was He who built the foundations and established it. Who is it that may go up to His Holy place? Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, such will receive His blessings. The Lord, strong and mighty in battle, He is the King of Glory.
Psalm 25:1-13Lord, to you I give my trust, do not let my enemies prevail over me. No one who keeps their faith in the Lord, will be put to shame, but shame comes to all who transgress without cause. Teach me your ways, that I might walk in the right path. Lord, remember Your tender care and love unfailing as in days of old. You are good and righteous, You guide the humble and those who keep the Covenant in the right path to choose. They will enjoy prosperity and theirchildren will inherit the Land.
Psalm 25:14-22 The Lord confides His plans to those who fear Him, with them He will make His Covenant. I will always look to Y'hovah, turn now and show me Your favour, for I am desolate and afflicted. Look on me in my misery, my enemies surround me. Forgive my transgressions, let me not be put to shame, for You are my refuge, my trust is in You. Let integrity and uprightness protect me, Lord, deliver Your people from all their troubles.
Psalm 27:1-12The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I be afraid of? When enemies close in upon me , it is them who stumble and fall. Though an army surround me, even then I will remain confident in Your protection.
One thing I have desired of the Lord, that I may dwell in His Land and see Him in His Temple. Lord, do not forsake me, save me from the attacks of my enemies, those who speak lies against me. For He will hide me in His shelter onthe Day of disaster, then I will hold my head high above my enemies.
Psalm 27:13-14 Well I know that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Put your hope in Him, be strong and brave - He will help you.
Reference: REB. Some verses abridged.
Escape, Shelter, Refuge, Protection, etc on the Day of Disaster; Psalm 55:4-8, Psalm 60:4-5, Psalm 124:6-7, Proverbs 8:5, Jeremiah 31:2-3, Jeremiah 51:6, Psalm 32:7, Job 22:30, Psalm 17:7, Psalm 18:2-3, Psalm 31:1-24, Psalm 37:18-19, Psalm 91:2-4, Psalm 97:10-12, Psalm 109:26-31, Psalm 121:7, Isaiah 54:17, Jeremiah 30:7, Jeremiah 20:13 Joel 3:16, Nahum 1:7, Habakkuk 3:13, Psalm 61:3-4, Psalm 62:5-8, Proverbs 3:25-26, Zephaniah 2:3, John 17:12, 2 Peter 2:9, Revelation 3:10
Hebrews 12:25 Do not refuse the Voice, those who have refused to listen and obey the Word have no escape.
2 Esdras 2:18-41 The Lord says: I have set you apart to be My people, I have made ready for you a Land of plenty, with trees, produce and flowers. My servants Isaiah and Jeremiah will help you. There, I shall fill your children with joy.
Now, look after the widow, defend the fatherless, give to the poor, protect the orphan, care for the weak and bring the blind into the vision of My radiance. Be calm, My people, your time of rest will come. Be good parents to your children and teach them the right way to live.
Do not be anxious when the time of trouble and hardship comes, others will lament and be upset, but you will have happiness and plenty. Although you will become the envy of the nations, they will be powerless against you.
Therefore, I say to My people, those who hear and understand: Look forward to the coming of your Shepherd, He who is to come at the end of this age and he will give you everlasting rest. Be ready to receive the rewards of the Kingdom and bear with patience the shadows of the present world until the One whom the Lord has appointed comes, bringing you joy and splendour. Receive Him and be joyful, giving thanks to Him who called you to His realm.
Arise, stand up and see the whole company of those who bear the Lord's mark and sit at His banquet. They are no longer in the shadow of this present world and have received shining robes from Him. Take your full number, Zion, and complete the roll of those arrayed in white who have faithfully kept the Law of the Lord. The number of your children whom you so long desired is now complete.
Pray that the Lord's Kingdom may come, so that Your people, whom He called when the world began, may be set apart as His own.
2 Esdras 15:22-50 These are the Words of the Lord: I shall show sinners no pity, My sword will not spare those murderers who stain the ground with innocent blood. The Lord's anger has burst out in flame scorching the earth and consuming His enemies like burning straw.The Lord well knows all who offend against Him and has consigned them to death and destruction. See the vast storm clouds approaching! Full of fury and tempest, their appearance is hideous. Huge clouds, mighty and full of fury will pile up and ravage the whole land and its inhabitants, the terrible storm will sweep over all that is high and exalted. There will be terror and trembling throughout the world. When the scorching heat bears down upon you, your strength and splendour will wither like a flower. Isaiah 17:4
2 Esdras 16:1-22 Woe to you, Babylon and Asia! Woe to you Egypt and Syria! Lament over your people, for destruction is close at hand. Fire is let loose against you and who can extinguish it? When the Lord's anger bursts into flame, who will not quake with dread? The fire is alight, nothing will stop it from coming to earth.
2 Esdras 16:35 & 74-76 But you, servants of the Lord, listen and learn. Listen, you whom I have chosen: the days of harsh suffering are close at hand, but I shall save you from them. Have done with fears and doubts, God is your guide. Keep your faith and trust in Him, then it will be seen that My chosen ones have stood the test like gold in the assayers fire. Reference: Revised English Bible Apocrypha.
Psalm 1:1-6 Happy is the one who does not follow the path sinners tread. His delight is in the Law of the Lord, he is like a tree that yields its fruit in due season and he prospers in all that he does. The wicked are not like this and when judgement comes, they will fall. The Lord watches over the righteous, but the godless are doomed.
Psalm 2:1-8 The nations are in turmoil, the peoples hatch their futile plots. The leaders conspire together against God and His appointed King. Let us throw off their yoke, we will be free of God's rule, they say. But the Lord laughs, He derides them, then rebukes them in His wrath and anger. He says: My King will reign in Zion, on My holy mountain.
Psalm 2:9-11 This is the decree of God: You are My Son, I am Your Father, I will give You the earth as Your domain. You will judge the nations and rule them with an iron scepter. Be mindful then you rulers and take warning; that you pay due homage to the King of the World, lest he become angry and you will be struck down, for His wrath can flare up in a moment. Happy are all who take refuge in Him!
Psalm 7:6-9 Arise, Lord in Your anger, rouse Yourself in wrath against my enemies. My God, You decreed that justice be done. Awake now and let the peoples assemble, rule over the nations from on high. You pass sentence on the nations, uphold our cause according to our righteousness. God of justice, who searches the mind and heart of everyone, bring an end to the violence of the wicked and support the righteous.
Psalm 7:10-11 I rely on God to shield me, He saves the upright of heart. The Lord is a just judge, constant in His righteous anger.
Psalm 7:12-16 The enemy prepares his weapons and makes ready. His deadly shafts are tipped with fire. They are those who are full of evil and lies, they conceive mischief, but they, themselves will fall into the pit they have dug. Their evil plans and violence will recoil upon their own heads.
Psalm 6:8-10 All my enemies will be ashamed and stricken with terror, they will be disgraced. Leave me alone, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my cry for mercy and He accepts my prayer. Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.
The main thing that we see in these verses is what happens between those who are good and those who are evil. The Lord provides for and watches over those who follow Him, but the wicked will fall at the time of judgement. We know for sure that these verses are talking about the Messiah and not just any king. Hebrew for anointed; is Messiah, the One who will accomplish God's purpose. God has appointed his Son who will rule and judge all the nations with a rod of iron. Peoples and nations are to worship the Lord with reverence. When the leaders of the nations conspire against the Lord and go against His chosen ones, the Lord will rebuke them and the wicked rulers and all those who conspired to do evil, will be struck down by the wrath of the One who sits on the Throne and the Lamb. Rev 6:16-17 'The deadly shafts are tipped with fire', the enemies explosive weapons will be destroyed by the coming judgement of fire caused by a CME sunstrike. This will come upon all the godless nations and entities; 'while they are saying; "All is peaceful and secure, then destruction will come upon them". 2 Thess. 5:3
Many of us feel as if we are in a place where we do not belong. We are strangers in a strange land. The world today has become a reflection of its prince. People follow their own lusts and desires without giving a second's thought to who created them and how things are supposed to be. Justice is a rarity and pride abounds. Very soon, God will punish the wicked, but those of us who long for the day that we will live in peace and security in the Holy Land, will have nothing to fear. He has promised that if we seek diligently, we will find Him. He will answer our prayers. Malachi 3:16-18
I will sing a new hymn to my God: O Lord, You are great and glorious,
You are marvellous in Your strength, invincible.
Let Your whole creation serve You, for You spoke and all things came to be.
You sent out Your spirit and it gave them form, none can oppose Your Word. Mountains will shake to their depths, like water, rocks melt like wax in Your presence.
You still show compassion to those who fear You.
All sacrifices with their fragrance are but a small thing.
All the fat of the whole offerings is of no significance to You.
But those who fear the Lord will gain strength and overcome.
Woe to the nations who attack Your people, the Lord Almighty will punish them.
On the Day of judgement, He will consign them to fire and worms
In pain, they will weep forever.
The Prayer of Hannah 1 Samuel 2:1-10
My heart exults in the Lord, in the Lord, I now hold my head high.
I gloat over my enemies, I rejoice because You have saved me.
There is none so holy as the Lord, none so righteous as our God.
Cease your proud boasting, speak no words of arrogance.
For the Lord is a God who knows, He governs what mortals do.
Strong men stand in silent dismay, but those who slipped gain new strength,
Those who had plenty fight for a crust and the poor and needy grow strong.
The Lord metes out both death and life, He can bring the dead up again.
Poverty and riches both come from the Lord, He brings low and He raises up.
He lifts the weak out of the dust and raises the poor from the refuse heap
to give them a place among the great, to give them seats of honour.
The foundations of the earth are His making, The Lord sets the world in its place.
He will guard the way of His loyal servants and the wicked will be silenced in darkness
For it is not by strength that a mortal prevails.
Those who oppose the Lord will be terrified, when from the heavens, He thunders against them, He will judge all the earth, His King [Right hand: Jesus] will be endowed with strength, His head will be raised high.
The Prayer of Mary Luke 1:46-55
My soul tells out the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in my Saviour.
For He has looked with favour on His servant, lowly as she is.
From this day forward all generations will count me blessed,
for the Mighty God has done great things for me, His Name is holy.
His mercy is sure forever, toward those who fear Him.
He has shown the power of His arm, He routs the proud and all their schemes.
He has brought down monarchs from their thrones and raised on high the lowly.
He has filled the poor and needy with good things and sent the rich away empty.
He has come to help Israel, His servants, as He promised to our forefathers,
He has not forgotten to show mercy to Abraham and his children's children forever. Ref: REB and Apocrypha.
Here are a few Bible verses to encourage those who are concerned about the future:
James 5:8 & 11 You must be patient for the coming of the Lord is near. See how Job stood firm through trials, then how the Lord blessed him in the end, for He is merciful and compassionate. [The next 'coming' - is the Lord's Day of vengeance]
Ecclesiastes 8:5 One who is wise knows in his heart the right time and method for action.
Psalm 32:6-7 So let every faithful heart pray to You in the hour of anxiety, when great floods threaten, they shall not touch them. You are a hiding place from distress.
Psalm 12:5 Now I will arise, says the Lord - for the poor are plundered and the needy groan. I shall put them in a place of safety for which they long.
Jeremiah 51:50 You that escaped the sword, go, do not linger. Remember the Lord from afar and let Jerusalem come to your mind.
The best description of how the Lord will rescue His righteous people is:
Psalm 107:1-32 Let them give thanks, those who were redeemed by the Lord from the power of the enemy and gathered out of the lands from east, west, north and south.
Some lost their way in desert waste lands...they were hungry and thirsty...they cried to the Lord, He rescued them from their distress and led them to a city where they settled.
Some sat in the dark, prisoners, locked up because they had defied God's commands. Their spirit was subdued by hard labour.... they cried to the Lord.. He saved them in their distress and brought them out of the dark.
Some were fools who took to rebellious ways, their punishment was revulsion to food. They nearly died, so they cried to the Lord and He saved them from their distress.
Others there are at sea in ships; they see what marvellous things the Lord has done. At His command, storm winds rose and tossed them to and fro, in peril... they cried to the Lord... the storm abated and He guided them into a safe harbour.
Psalm 107:35-42 The desert He changes into lakes and in the arid land he makes springs of water. There He gives the hungry a home, they build themselves a town to live in, and they sow fields and plant vineyards which yield a good harvest. He blesses them and their numbers grow, their herds and flocks increase. Tyrants lose their strength and are brought low, He brings princes into contempt, they are banished into the desert. But the poor person, He lifts clear of his troubles and gives them prosperity. The upright see it and are glad, while evildoers are reduced to silence.
Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, let them lay these things to heart and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord.
Isaiah 46:4 Till you grow old - I am the Lord, and when white hairs come, I shall carry you still. I have made you, I shall uphold you. I shall carry you away to safety.
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through a valley of deepest darkness, I will fear no harm, for You are with me.
Psalm 91:14-16 Because your love holds fast to Me, I will deliver you. When you call, I shall answer, I will rescue you in a time of trouble and show My salvation.Reference: REB, (some verses abridged)
Jeremiah 33:1-3 The Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah while he was imprisoned. The Lord says: If you call to Me, I will answer and tell you of great and mysterious things that you are unaware of.
[Jeremiah prophesied to the House of Judah, some years after the House of Israel was taken into exile by the Assyrians. He foretold how things would be after the Babylonian conquest of Judah, but this was not completely fulfilled then or after the Roman conquest of Judah in 70AD.]
Jeremiah 33:4-5 & 10 The houses of this city and the great buildings of Judah which [wil be] destroyed by the attacker, will be filled with dead bodies. They are those slain by the Lord Himself, because He has turned away from them. The Lord says: See this Land, now in ruins and devoid of people and animals.Jer. 9:10
Ezekiel 21:14...swing the great sword of slaughter three times, whirling about Judah.
[As Ezekiel says: there will be a triple fulfilment of the punishment of Judah. Two have happened, Babylon and Rome, the next is 'by the Lord Himself', by the means of a coronal mass ejection, a sunstrike. This event is prophesied and graphically described over 100 times in the Bible, as 'the terrible Day of the Lord's vengeance and wrath'. The entire Middle East will become 'ruined and devoid of people and animals'. This was not the case with the two previous punishments. Ezekiel 6:14, Zephaniah 1:18, Zechariah 3:10
Jeremiah 33:6-9In this Land, will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, of weddings and celebrations. People will shout: Praise the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever', as they offer thanksgiving in the House of the Lord. By the Word of the Lord: In this place and in all its towns, now ruined and cleared of all peoples and animals, flocks and herds will once more graze. My people will receive all the blessings that I have promised to them. Ezekiel 36:8-12
[Great are the promises the Lord has made to His righteous people. They will indeed 'shout praises to the Lord', when they are settled back into their inheritance. 'The House of the Lord' - the third Temple to be built in Jerusalem.]
Jeremiah 33:15-16 In those Days, I will raise up a righteous leader, one descended from David. He will maintain the Law and justice in all the Land, all the people will be kept safe and will live undisturbed in the place of righteousness. Ezekiel 38:8
[Jesus is from the line of David, however His Return to rule comes later, because the prophesies in Jeremiah 30:21 and Hosea 1:11, say the people will elect a leader. Who this will actually be, is told to us by Haggai;]
Haggai 2:21-23 On the Day that I shake the heavens and the earth, I will overthrow rulers, break the power of the godless peoples and destroy all military forces. I shall take you, Zerubbabel, My servant to once again lead My people, for it is you that I have chosen. [Zerubabbel - Hebrew = One sown in, or: out of Babylon]
Jeremiah 33:17-26It is unthinkable that I, the Lord could annul the Covenant that I made with David, the Levitical priests, or the two families of Israel and Judah. In My compassion, I will restore their fortunes and keep My promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Isaiah 54:9-10 Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
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