America, Israel, the Star of David, and the Third Temple.

There are a few details that seem to have missed the history books, or at least, I don’t remember ever learning them in school. The deeper I look, the more I go, hmmm……

This will not be an exhaustive study, but, a highlight of some historical people and events to spark the interest of a few to dig deeper.

Here, at Judiciary square, Washington, D.C., stands a statue of 33rd degree freemason, Albert  Pike. He was a confederate military officer, attorney, and authored one of the freemason’s most highly revered books, Morals and Dogma. Many allege Pike to have been either the founder or a co-founder of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK = 11 11 11 = 33, of course).  Although he died in 1891 at 81 years of age, in 1944 his remains were transferred to the House of the Temple, the freemasonic temple that serves as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Washington, D.C.

The works of Albert Pike must be highly esteemed to have his remains so desired and to have been honored with a statue in Washington, D.C.  He seemingly “predicted” three world wars. Let’s take a look at a few quotes from this American legend.

“Institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine”??

WOW, right? Was albert Pike a prophet? Or are we simply watching a well written play? Looks like the beginning of “Act 3” is about to be performed on the world’s great stage?  Hmmm…..

As  a student of bible prophecy, and understanding that the deception of all deceptions will be unleashed in the land of Israel, I scratch my head in wonder about this highly esteemed, highly revered man’s predictions of Israel in WWII.  And, as we watch current events, it seems as though his predictions for WWIII may be shaping up and soon come to pass. How could a man obtain such seemingly accurate knowledge?

Excerpt from Pike’s Morals and Dogma.

More fascinating quotes…

As you begin to research these things, you will quickly learn that there is a language within the occult spoken only with signs and symbols. If you look deep enough, you’ll be able to trace this back to Nimrod and the tower of Babel as freemasons view Nimrod as the originator of their Order; some say, the first mason…

Our world is saturated with signs and symbols. Once you begin to understand what they mean you realize this world isn’t quite what you’ve been told. I’m only going to be looking at the Star of David (Star of Remphan) in this article; maybe one or two others, but, if this stuff interests you you may want to take a look at  http://www.whale.to/b/symbols_h.html.

Researching Albert Pike, the 33rd degree freemason, and his incredible “predictions”, I find it very interesting that the 33rd president of the United States and 33rd degree freemason, Harry Truman was the president involved in reestablishing Israel as a nation in 1948. Makes me go, hmmm….

 

We know from bible prophecy that Israel would return to their own land in the last days. As I look at these things, I scratch my head in wonder at this Israel we now see in “the land” at the hands of admitted Luciferians. As I said at the opening of this article, this won’t be an exhaustive study; just highlights. So, I simply pose the question, if these things be true, why would the occult, admitted Luciferians, want Israel back in their own land?

Can we see the fingerprints of the occult on this Israel? Just remember, these people communicate in signs and symbols. Let’s take a look at some freemasons of old and their art work.

Wikipedia: The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was an organization devoted to the study and practice of the occult, metaphysics, and paranormal activities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Golden Dawn system was based on hierarchy and initiation like the Masonic Lodges; however women were admitted on an equal basis with men. The “Golden Dawn” was the first of three Orders, although all three are often collectively referred to as the “Golden Dawn”. The First Order taught esoteric philosophy based on the Hermetic Qabalah and personal development through study and awareness of the four Classical Elements as well as the basics of astrology, tarot divination, and geomancy. The Second or “Inner” Order, the Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis (the Ruby Rose and Cross of Gold), taught proper magic, including scrying, astral travel, andalchemy. The Third Order was that of the “Secret Chiefs“, who were said to be highly skilled; they supposedly directed the activities of the lower two orders by spirit communication with the Chiefs of the Second Order. 
 
 Interesting name n date…
In 1888, the Isis-Urania Temple was founded in London.
Notice the the opposing triangles come together as one to form what has been named the “Star of David”. The only connection this star would have to David is that his son Solomon dove deep into all of the ancient practices of the occult. Some would call this star the “Seal of Solomon”.  
Helena Blavatsky, author of ISIS Unveiled, published in 18’77’, a freemason, and one of the world’s most influential  occultists.

Vol.2, Pages 452 and 453…
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I, by no means, ascribe to these teachings. I simply want to illustrate the use of these symbols by the occult in hopes of finding the truth about them and the true meaning behind their use. That being said, let’s take a look at page 135 of Blavatsky’s book. I’m hoping by now you’re beginning to catch on to the fact that this star has nothing to do with King David.

[[Vol. 1, Page]] 135 SOLOMON’S SEAL OF HINDU ORIGIN.

In the days of Democritus and Aristotle, the cycle had already begun to enter on its downward path of progress. And if these two philosophers could discuss so well the atomic theory and trace the atom to its material or physical point, their ancestors may have gone further still and followed its genesis far beyond that limit where Mr. Tyndall and others seem rooted to the spot, not daring to cross the line of the “Incomprehensible.” The lost arts are a sufficient proof that if even their achievements in physiography are now doubted, because of the unsatisfactory writings of their physicists and naturalists, — on the other hand their practical knowledge in phytochemistry and mineralogy far exceeded our own. Furthermore, they might have been perfectly acquainted with the physical history of our globe without publishing their knowledge to the ignorant masses in those ages of religious Mysteries.

Therefore, it is not only from the Mosaic books that we mean to adduce proof for our further arguments. The ancient Jews got all their knowledge — religious as well as profane — from the nations with which we see them mixed up from the earliest periods. Even the oldest of all sciences, their kabalistic “secret doctrine,” may be traced in each detail to its primeval source, Upper India, or Turkestan, far before the time of a distinct separation between the Aryan and Semitic nations. The King Solomon so celebrated by posterity, as Josephus the historian says,* for his magical skill, got his secret learning from India through Hiram, the king of Ophir, and perhaps Sheba. His ring, commonly known as “Solomon’s seal,” so celebrated for the potency of its sway over the various kinds of genii and demons, in all the popular legends, is equally of Hindu origin. Writing on the pretentious and abominable skill of the “devil-worshippers” of Travancore, the Rev. Samuel Mateer, of the London Missionary Society, claims at the same time to be in possession of a very old manuscript volume of magical incantations and spells in the Malayalim language, giving directions for effecting a great variety of purposes. Of course he adds, that “many of these are fearful in their malignity and obscenity,” and gives in his work the fac-simile of some amulets bearing the magical figures and designs on them. We find among them one with the following legend: “To remove trembling

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* Josephus: “Antiquities,” vol. viii., c. 2, 5.

Basic Alchemy

Fire and water. Red and Blue = Purple. Hot + Cold = Lukewarm. The mingling of opposites. Opposites joining. Hence, Genesis 6, Daniel 2:43…

Where else do we find this 6 pointed star?
Ancient Sumerians?
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Alester Crowley, a high level freemason, and possibly THE most influential satanist in modern history was/is revered by The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and countless others who perform on the society shaping stages of the world. In his book “confessions”, he claimed he had been initiated as a 33rd degree mason in the Ancient and Accepted Rite of Masonry.
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So, back to “America, Israel, and some things that make you go hmmm”.  Is it possible that there is more to this Israel returning to their own land under the 33rd President, Harry Truman, and ‘seemingly’ prophesied by Albert Pike ’77’ years beforehand? Could it have all been by design, carefully crafted from ‘generation’ to generation? Is it possible that the American government may have deep ties to the occult?
Hard to ‘say’ for sure, but, let’s take a ‘look’ at the layout of Washington D.C… 😉
Fun fact: Airline flight 77 allegedly crashed into the 77 foot tall Pentagon building on IXXI (9-11-2001)
 Beautifully designed HEX agram crafted within the streets of D.C.
Inverted pentagram pinpointing the White House
Very interesting, square and compass crafted within…
 Is there any significance to the pentagram and hexagram?  What does the Bible say about it?

Acts 7:43 (KJV)

43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the “star” of “your god” Remphan, “figures which ye made to worship them”: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Strong’s Concordance 4481 Rhemphan: Remphan. Original Word: Ῥεμφάν, ὁ Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Rhemphan Phonetic Spelling: (hrem-fan’) Short Definition: Rephan

Definition: Rephan, the Saturn of later mythology.

Remphan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Remphan, (hrem-fan’) is the King James Version of the Bible’s rendering of the Greek word variously appearing in Acts 7 verse 43 as Ρομφα, Ρεμφάν, Ρεμφαμ, Ραιφαν, and Ρεφαν. It is part of a quotation from Amos 5 verse 26 where the Septuagint’s reading raiphan or rephan stands the Hebrew Chiun or Kewan. The Greek forms are probably simple mistakes for the Hebrew, k (qoppa) having been replaced by r (resh) and ph substituted for v (yod). Kewan is probably the Old Babylonian Kayawanu, the planet Saturn, another (the Akkadian) name for which is Sakkut, which appears as Siccuth in the earlier part of the verse.

Remphan (that is, Kijun), an Egyptian idol: – Remphan. In the book of the Acts of the Apostles chapter 7 Stephen points about this deity Remphan the star of your god whose images you made to worship.(verse 43).

Amos 5:26 (KJV)

26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun (Remphan) “your images”, the “star of your god“, which ye made to yourselves

 Although there is MUCH to say on the subject and it’s connection here, I won’t go into detail about Saturn worship in this article, but, I will say, it ALL goes hand in hand. Here is a poem written to explain the meaning of ‘Novus Ordo Seclorum’ found on the American dollar bill and the Great Seal of the United States. Click the link to get a better look….  http://greatseal.com/mottoes/seclorumvirgil.html
“Return old Saturn’s reign”… what??

Seeing these things really helps to understand why Genesis 6:4, Deuteronomy 28:46-50, Isaiah13, Jeremiah 4:16 and 5:15-16, Daniel 2:43, etc., are rarely taught; and when taught, just grazed right over. Seeing these things helps understand why the modern translations of the Bible literally remove the doctrine of the giants and the mingling of the seed. Because of this I stick to the King James version of the Bible. In studying these concepts, I have found this free program to be the most helpful tool I have for researching the scriptures. http://www.purebiblesearch.com/ If you want to understand what the Bibles teaches about the giants, iron, the far country, or whatever, just type it in and you’ll get every single verse in order from Genesis to Revelation.

Does Washington have ties to the occult? Do they secretly operate under the ancient mystery teachings of ancient Egypt and Babylon? Hard to ‘say’ for sure, but, let’s take another ‘look’ at some images of D.C. and their seemingly apparent connection to ancient Egypt and beyond.


The Obelisk represents the phallic of Osiris, the Egyptian sun god, piercing through the Vesica Piscis which represents the female anatomy of Isis.

The Vesica Piscis represents the blending of opposites…

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…the mingling of seed, the sons of God coming into the daughters of men as described in Genesis 6, in order to transform man into gods. The legend has it that Isis, impregnated by the resurrected Osiris, gave birth to Horus, also know as Ra. Just do some research on Isis, Osiris, and Horus…

This really just scratches the surface of the mysteries of the occult. It leaves me just saying, hmmm… I understand the Bible speaks prophetically about Israel returning to their own land in the final days of history.  It makes me wonder, if these things be true, what was the real intent behind creating America? Did it all go down like they have taught us in the school books?IMG_0341
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If these things be true; if these events were predetermined, planned in advance; why would those that hold to the Luciferian doctrine want to put Israel back together? Is this the reason we are hearing all the talk of a “third temple”? I’d say we are not only hearing talk of this third temple, but, ‘seeing’ talk of their plans of a (counterfeit) third temple.
Inscribed on the masonic “temple” in D.C. and elsewhere..
Freemasonry builds temples among the nations and in the hearts of men”
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I think it has everything to do with the final deception to hit this planet and Israel will be the epicenter of deception under the biblical antichrist.  The “falling away” The “abomination that causes desolation” The “Mark of the Beast” The Iron Kingdom of Daniel 2 and 7. The mingling of seed, Daniel 2:43, etc., etc…..
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Above: Washington standing between the two pillars of freemasonry, Jachin and Boaz, with his square and compass apron centered within…
Below: Freemasonic art; a compilation of symbols that reveal ( or conceal ) the mysteries of the craft…
Hmmm…. Any resemblance?
I hope to have sparked an interest for some to dig a little bit deeper into the things of the Bible and of this world. Don’t be afraid to investigate truth on your own, AND, when your discoveries don’t line up with what you’ve been taught, don’t toss it out!! DIG DEEPER!!
Understand and do not forget:

 John 2:19-21 (KJV)

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six (46) years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

Acts 7:48 (KJV)

48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth NOT in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (KJV)

16 Know ye not that YOU are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth IN YOU?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

2 Thessalonians 2:2-4

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you BY ANY MEANS: for that day shall NOT come, except there come a ‘falling away’ first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God (pretending to be) sitteth IN the TEMPLE OF GOD, shewing himself that he is God.

Let no man deceive you! No beautiful temple built with hands in Jerusalem can EVER be THE temple of God. The biblical “church” is the body of Christ, the true “temple” of God. Sacrificing a red heifer in place of THE sacrifice made once and for all by the spotless, blemish free Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world will be an abomination. The body of Christ, the church; not necessarily common core mainstream rock n roll churchianity, but, those that are born again through the washing of the word and the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. They/we, the church, ARE the stones of the “third temple”; Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone. Satan/Lucifer will ALWAYS counterfeit the truth…

Psalm 118:22 (KJV)

22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

Mark 12:10 (KJV)

10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

(who do you think the “builders” are??)

We are the temple and we will be the sacrifice that is taken away! Jesus gave us a little prophetic insight into these things. He often gives physical pictures of what we need to understand in the spirit…

Matthew 24:2 (KJV)

And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

1 Peter 2:5 (KJV)

Ye also, as lively “stones”, are “built” up a “spiritual house”, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual “sacrifices”, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:1 (KJV)

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living “sacrifice”, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

 John 10:1-15 (KJV)

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

John 14:6 (KJV)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Jesus Christ is the truth! God Bless…

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The Doctrine of the House

3bre-house-plan-front-photo_jpg_900x675q85I put together several scriptures and a few comments hoping to illustrate what I’ve named “The Doctrine of the House”. It basically uncovers some of what the Bible teaches about the Temple of God, the house built without hands, which IS your body. And, how the enemy of your soul wants to set up his throne in your heart; the temple of God and “build” for himself a temple where he will be worshipped. Where does worship come from? The heart.

My hope is to unveil some truth about the “Abomination of Desolation” spoken of by Daniel the prophet, the “Mark of the Beast”, and the falling away. The Bible teaches clearly that your body is the Temple of God and that it can be “inhabited” by more than just you. You can be inhabited by the Holy Spirit of God who in turn will guide you and lead you into “all truth”.

John 16:13 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

It is also very possible to be inhabited by unclean spirits which will only lead you away from the truth and ultimately to believe the lie which is fast approaching.

My only hope for putting this blog together is that a few will have the eyes to see the deception that is already in motion and tell a few people who will tell a few people, etc. The deception being that the Temple of God will be “built with hands” in Jerusalem and then defiled by the antichrist which will fulfill the prophecy of the Abomination of Desolation. This “third temple” may in fact be “built” and the antichrist may in fact walk in to it, but, how can this scenario possibly fulfill what God describes as His temple being defiled? The people of God are intentionally being directed to focus on this physical temple that may or may not be built (with hands) in order that they lose focus of their own spiritual temple of God “not made with hands”.

John 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 24 God is a spirit: and they that worship Him must worship him in spirit and truth.

Satan’s plan to convince man that He will walk into a physical temple removes any concern that he would seek to enter into the temple of man’s body; the true temple of God. The Bible clearly states (2 Thessalonians 2) that the antichrist WILL sit in the temple of God showing himself that he is God. The bible also clearly states that this will occur before the gathering together unto Him (Christ). It is my firm belief that this is the “falling away” and will be ’caused’ from the pulpit by the “many” false prophets on the scene today. Those that fall away are they that loved not the truth but trusted in the words of man over the written word of God. (concerning the “fall” read and meditate on Daniel ch 3. Notice who “fell down” to worship and who did not. Notice the consequences for not falling before the image…)

So, as you read through these scriptures, think of your body, spirit and soul when you see house, temple, tabernacle, vessel, etc., etc.

The doctrine of the House, Temple, Sanctuary, the Tent and Tabernacle, the Chambers, the Vessel, the Secret Place, the Holy Place… 

The House

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a “building” of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.05_Balloon-Framing

Mark 14:58 We heard Him say, “I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will “build” another made without hands.

John 2:19  Jesus answered and said unto them, destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, 46 years was the temple in “building”, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But He spake of the temple of His body.

Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands

1Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are “built” up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices (think Romans 12:1) acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house (the man) from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man (the house) is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Matthew 21:13 And said unto them,  It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD

Ezekiel 7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they SHALL pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

Isaiah 42:22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

Luke 13:35  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:(or fall) 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

Jer 4:6b…Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities. 6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction. 7 The lion (1Peter5:8) is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer (Rev 9:11) of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place (the north) to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.

*this one is jam packed! areas for future study; the North, Assyrian, Height, Desolate, Desolation, Land, etc. ‘The north’ is a veiled reference to the ‘heights of heaven’ or where the angelic/demonic dwell or come from, the 4th dimension (obadiah 1:3-4, Isaiah 14:13, etc. etc.) ‘Height’ can refer to 4th dimension Ephesians 3:10 -18. Satan’s seat is in the North. Rev 2:13 tells us his seat is in Pergamos, far North of Jerusalem in Turkey, just North of Ephesus. The Assyrian comes out of ‘the North’. The Devil comes from the north as a lion to destroy and ultimately desolate your “land”….

Jer 4:10b…whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.

Psalms 34:22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

Jer 6:12 And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD. 13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely

Deut 31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

Daniel 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice (Romans 12:1, Daniel 6:12-13), and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

            You are a living sacrifice!

Daniel 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt (Gen 6:12) by flatteries:(Adam and Eve were corrupted by flatteries) but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and doexploits. 33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

*Compare Genesis 6:12 and Jeremiah 6:12. It, in my opinion, is saying the same. Both caused desolation. Daniel 6:12, think anti-christ system, mark of the beast, Dan 3, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Read Dan 3:6 (666) WOW! Those that refuse the mark and go against the anti-christ system and don’t worship the ‘king’…

*6:12 = 6:6+6, 3:6 = 3×6 or 666,  just saying. God says… Rev 13:18(18=6+6+6 btw) Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

1Kings 21:1 And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a “vineyard”, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. 2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy “vineyard”, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better “vineyard” than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. 3 And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee. 4 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.

5 ¶ But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread? 6 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy “vineyard” for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another “vineyard” for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my “vineyard”. 7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite. 8 So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth. 9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high (flattery) among the people: 10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die. 11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them. 12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people. 13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died. 

*think of the offer from the ‘king’ to give him a better vineyard. Think of the vineyard, or the winding vine as your DNA or genetic make up. The ‘king’ wants to grow his own herbs in your vineyard. Not only grow his herbs in your genetics/vineyard, but also OWN your vineyard… Think Jezebel, the whore, drunk with the blood of the saints. Think of the consequences for not receiving a ‘better vineyard’ from the ‘king’ (just like the serpent offered Eve in the garden, to be like God)…Here is a picture of the faithful being killed for not taking the mark of the beast, the ‘better vineyard’. Eccl 1:9 “there is nothing new under the sun. what has been shall be”. Satan has always born false witness against the saints; Jesus Christ, Stephen, etc…

2Samuel 6:1 Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2 And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God (represents God’s throne), whose name is called by the name of the LORD of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims. 3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart. 4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark. 5 And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals. *notice the 6 specific types of instruments and music just before the fall exactly like the fall in Daniel chapter 3…

6 ¶ And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, AND TOOK HOLD OF IT; for the oxen shook it. 7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God. 8 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perez uzzah to this day. 9 And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me? 10 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obed edom the Gittite. 11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obed edom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obed edom, and all his household.

12 ¶ And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obed edom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed edom into the city of David with gladness. 13 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings. 

*to mishandle the ark of God will always cause death. think Genesis 3. (throne of God, where God sits, is in your “house” your heart) Don’t be deceived when this world offers you “upgrades” to your house; promising longer life or whatever.

*just an observation, notice in verse 6:12, David took the ark (which is a physical representation of Gods throne) out of the HOUSE of Obed-edom. Look into Obed-edom the gittite, who were the gittites? that is another unreal rabbit trail to go down. leads to goliath/ antichrist, very similar to the gibeonite situation. The gitittes were from Gath, a remnant of the Giants that were supposed to be wiped out. When David was running from Absolom, the gitittes came to him and joined him. Think about David’s great defeat of the gititte Goliath of Gath and Jesus’ great defeat of satan’s temptations in the wilderness. The bible says satan left for a “more opportune time”. David defeated the gittite as a youth but they came back to join him while he was in need, when he was on the run. They came in ‘peace’ and joined him. Latter we find them as door keepers and servants in Solomon’s temple… hmmm…think about that one for a while!

Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

2 Thessolonians  2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

*As I read verse 3, it reads as post tense or a future event where verse 4 reads as present tense. Verse 3 also indicates (to me) that ‘man’ will use different ‘means’ to ‘deceive you’ on this particular topic; “the gathering” usually referred to as the rapture, the falling away, or the abomination of desolation…

Matthew 24:26  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

1 Kings 6:5 ¶ And against the wall of the house he “built” chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about:
1 Kings 6:10 And then he “built” chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

*’Chambers directly refer to the inner rooms or workings of the ‘temple’ or the ‘house’. Ezekiel mentioned the ‘chambers’ 35 times in 30 verses when writing about the future temple. The chambers seem to be the key element to the inner workings of the temple. Interesting fact; the word ‘chambers’ is written 66 times in 13 different books, hmm….my brain just goes to Revelation 13, “it’s the number of A man, 666…

Nehemiah 10:39 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.

Matthew 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

*The concept of the ‘vessel’ takes my mind directly to Daniel 5 when Belshazar brings out the ‘vessels’ of the ‘temple‘ and gets drunk with his men and women. That night he was slain…I think of the great whore of babylon drunk with the blood of the saints which was then slain (Rev 17:6) and Jezebel killing Naboth because he wouldn’t give up his ‘vineyard’….

Hebrews 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. SELAH!

Nehemiah 13:9 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meat offering and the frankincense.

2 Kings 23:4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without (outside) Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel. *pictures the tares being bundled and burned

No doubt the ‘temple’ is currently filled with ‘vessels’ made for Baal, ‘vessels’ of dishonor!

Ezekiel 8:12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.

Ezekiel 21:14 Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, which entereth into their privy chambers.

Proverbs 7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

Daniel 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice (romans 12:1), and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

Ezekiel 7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a ^ living sacrifice ^, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 

Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand🙂 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: 

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

*To sit on God’s throne or to present yourself as God is to sit IN the temple of God. The throne of God is in the temple of God. Satan’s ultimate goal is to exalt his throne above God and sit or ‘Stand in the Holy Place‘, the Sanctuary, to place his throne in the temple, your BODY, your VINEYARD!  Also, to rule over the church and “sit upon the mount of the congregation”.

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them,  Take heed that no man deceive you.

Matthew 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Matthew 24:11  And many false prophets shall rize, and shall deceive many.

Matthew 24:24  For there shall arize false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

* Jesus warns of deception 4 times in Matthew 24.

2 Kings

Chapter 20   (333 rd chapter, verse 20:13 (33) is the key verse)

1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, 3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. 4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. 7 And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

8 ¶ And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day? 9 And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees? 10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees. 11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.

12 ¶ At that time Berodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present (flatteries) unto Hezekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick. 13And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

14 ¶ Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country (study “far country”, from the “north” & the “Assyrian”), even from Babylon. 15 And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All the things that are in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them. 16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD. 17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: NOTHING SHALL BE LEFT, saith the LORD. 18 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

*This perfectly pictures the abomination that maketh desolate. Invite the enemy of your soul in to your house to see all. Mark of the beast. The great falling away…

*dont sell your vineyard. 

*dont let anyone in your house. It belongs to the Lord

This is the occult’s symbol of the perfect man. There is no affiliation with this “star of Remphan” and David (Acts 7:43, Amos 5:26) This star represents the union of opposites, sons of God and the daughters of men, Genesis 6. Man reaching godhood. Its so interesting to me what we uncover in the 333rd chapter.IMG_0597

Just interesting to me…

Genesis 3:6 (6+6+6) And when the woman saw (3 things) that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee (serpent) and the woman, and between thy seed (serpent’s seed) and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. *there are 2 ‘seeds’.

Daniel 2:42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 

*kingdon divided

*study ‘Iron”. It commonly alludes or refers to the angelic or demonic or the mixed seed. Goliath (giant) had an ‘iron’ spear head of 600 shekels…check this one, Deuteronomy 3:11 (33) For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of “Iron”; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

*In the occult. 4+3 or the number 7 represents the mingling of seeds, or the mingling of the 3rd dimension with the 4th dimension, or man reaching godhood by mingling himself with the supernatural.  Think about the square and compass of freemasonry, the square represents the 3rd dimension or daughters of men (Gen 6) and the compass represents the sons of God or divine supernatural beings (Gen 6). thus the concept of the freemansonic square and compass is based on Genesis chapter six where the Sons of God came into the daughters of men and produced the race of giants, or gods. So looking at the square interlocking with the compass and producing the ‘G’ in the middle, or womb if you will, we can see the whole idea of freemasonry is for man to reach godhood by mingling his seed with the supernatural. G is the 7th letter of the alphabet, obviously representing the 3 and the 4 coming together, the iron and the clay (Dan 2:43) coming together to become gods…Eccl 1:9!!!

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Luke 17:26  (43) And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. * think Genesis 6

Daniel 11:32 (43) And such as do wickedly against the covenant HE SHALL corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

(Genesis 6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.)

*The first abomination that caused desolation…

Daniel 2:41 (43) And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided

Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 

Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

*star or remphan is shown above. represents the mingling of the seed. 43 represents 4+3= the perfect number 7. 4th dimension + 3rd dimension = perfect man thus the ‘G’ in the masonic logo. The 7th letter of alphabet. This is where the mason and ALL of the occult is heading. They plan to deceive you into waiting for a building “made with hands” to be built in Jerusalem, become defiled, and call it the abomination of desolation while subtly offering you the mark of the beast under the guise of betterment for humanity, or whatever…

John 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 10:1  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

John 10:8  All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

*those that hear them , I guess, are not really sheep.

Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.

Ezekiel 7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

Daniel 11:14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.

1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that day should overtake you as a thief.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night…

The Rapture?

 

The rapture. Is the event everyone refers to as “the rapture” what the bible refers to as the “first resurrection”? If not, what is the difference between the two and why? If so, Is it important? Does the bible tell us when it will happen? These are honest questions from someone who’s looking for honest answers from the Scripture. I’m going to put together a few scriptures and a few thoughts; just a short exposé and would love some feedback. I presented these verses to 4 pastors about 18 months ago with 3 of them giving me no response at all and 1 saying he will look into it. Other than that, I have presented this to a couple coworkers but have since kept it inside. Knowing most of my audience is of the “pretrib” view point, I understand that it will be difficult for you to agree publicly but just remember, “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭29‬:‭25‬ KJV) And in this case, that “snare” just may be very…very literal. That being said, I am honestly more interested to hear from those who disagree in order for me to gain a deeper understanding on this topic.

So I’ll get right to it; Revelation 20:4-6, we see those that were beheaded for their faith in Christ during the tribulation period as being included in the “first resurrection”.

Revelation 20:4-6King James Version (KJV)

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

 

Ok, we see these people described above at the opening of the fifth seal in Rev 6. These people faced the antichrist and refused the mark and refused to worship the beast. So, we have little doubt of the time frame here, correct? These people are part of the “first resurrection”.

Revelation 6:9-11King James Version (KJV)

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

*verse 10 possibly shows those that killed them still alive on earth. Now for the soul sleepers, (those that say there is no consciousness until the first resurrection) we see here that these “souls” communicate with God AND wear white robes before the resurrection.
To really understand the first resurrection read what I like to call “the resurrection chapter”; 1 Corinthians 15. There is a lot in this chapter. It deals directly with ‘seed’ and the celestial and terrestrial bodies each having ‘seed’ (think Genesis 3:15, 6:1-12etc.), but I’ll do my best not to digress…
Read it all but pay close attention to verses 23 and 52.

12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s AT HIS COMING.

24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?

36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:

38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to ‘every seed’ his own body.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

*52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, ‘at the last trump’: for the trumpet shall sound, and ‘the dead shall be raised’ incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Let’s look at the same event found in 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Or, is this not the same event?

 

1 Thessalonians 4

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For IF we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (this would include those that were killed in Rev 6:9-11, coorrect?)

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them ‘in the clouds’, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 2 King James Version (KJV)

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by ‘our gathering together unto him’,

That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

Let no man ‘deceive you”BY ANY MEANS‘: for that day ‘shall NOT COME’, except there come a ‘falling away first’, AND that man of sin ‘be revealed’, the son of perdition;

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.  (Where is the temple of God? Where is the throne of God? Does God dwell in temples made with hands?)

Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of ‘his coming’:  (when? at His coming? same event?)

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

So, is this event, when the dead shall be raised, in the twinkling of and eye, after the falling away occurs and the antichrist is revealed and then destroyed at Jesus Christ’s coming, the “rapture”? Is this what the bible calls the “first resurrection”; when the dead in Christ shall ‘rise’?

My personal feeling is yes, obviously. If yes, then why this word rapture? It seems to cause a little confusion. Personaly I feel that they purposely chose the word ‘rapture’ to describe the first resurrection in order that they turn it into two separate events. Why would they do that? My opinion; so the ‘church’ doesn’t expect the mark of the beast, the abomination of desolation to ever be an issue in their lives. When it comes, the local pulpiteer simply says, “don’t be foolish, that’s not the mark, we get ‘raptured’ out first anyway”. Oh, and, “The abomination of desolation spoken by Daniel the prophet will take place in the temple made with hands over in Jerusalem…” I think the bible tells us quite clearly that the ‘mark’ or ‘abomination of desolation’ will come with great promise just like in the garden (Genesis 3). Being backed by all of the celebrity pastors and pulpiteers around the globe, the people will “believe a lie because they received not the love of the truth.” (2thess2)
Paul tells us Jesus is coming in the clouds and Jesus tells us He’s coming in the clouds. When the ‘disciples of Jesus’ ask what to expect before His return, He gives them a very detailed order of events. Read Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Mark 13 and you will see Him coming in the ‘clouds’ at the end of all these things. “At the last trump” as Paul describes.
Matthew 24
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Consider a few verses and do your own research;
‘Let no man deceive you’ by ANY means: for THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME, except there come a ‘falling away’ first, AND that ‘man of sin be revealed’, (who?)..the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭3-4‬ KJV) *Falling away + antichrist revealed ‘first’.
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in ‘blasphemy against God’, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS AND TO ‘OVERCOME THEM‘: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (‭Revelation‬ ‭13‬:‭5-7‬ KJV)
I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and PREVAILED AGAINST THEM; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. (‭Daniel‬ ‭7‬:‭21-22‬ KJV)
And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty AND the HOLY PEOPLE. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall ‘magnify himself in his heart’, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; ‘but he shall be broken without hand’. (‭Daniel‬ ‭8‬:‭24-25‬ KJV)
For the ships of Kittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. And arms shall stand on his part, and ‘they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength’ (Abomination of deso), and shall ‘take away the daily sacrifice’ (romans 12:1), and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he ‘corrupt’ by ‘flatteries’ (not forced! think serpent Gen 3): but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they SHALL FALL BY THE SWORD, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but ‘many shall cleave to them with flatteries’. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. (‭Daniel‬ ‭11‬:‭30-35‬ KJV)
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. (‭Daniel‬ ‭12‬:‭7‬ KJV)
Now Jesus’ words…”Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. (‭Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭9‬ KJV)
To be killed for your faith in Jesus Christ in no way, shape, or form, constitutes God’s wrath falling upon you but deliverance; entrance into eternal rest…

Did Jonah really live in the belly of the whale? Or is it just a fairy tail?

        
 
This weekend millions of people around the world will remember the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the religious leaders of Jesus’ day sought for a sign that He really was the Savior of the world, the One who would redeem mankind, He gave them ONLY the sign of Jonah the prophet. Within the life of Jonah we can see God’s plan for the nation of Israel, Israel’s failure to fulfill that plan, and God’s correction and redirection of His special people. Can we see God’s plan to redeem mankind through the prophet Jonah? I’d encourage you to read the four chapters of Jonah and just look for Israel and God’s beautiful plan of redemption for mankind; even the worst of the worst, like the Ninevites. One clue: As they struggled to keep the ship from sinking and all of the people from perishing, Jonah, the Jew, tells the gentiles, in a nut shell, “throw me into the deep and the tempest will stop”; kinda like, “kill me so you can live”. I love it. What a perfect picture of our Savior! Jonah offered his life that they would be saved! 
 
All of that is beyond awesome but, this post is directed specifically at Jonah and his three days and three nights in the belly of the whale.
                                                          
 

Matthew 12:38-40  King James Version (KJV)

38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.39 An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

40 For AS Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

So, did Jonah really live three days inside of a whale? Or is this just a story to paint a picture. There seems to be only two camps of people; the “It’s just a story” people and the “YES!!! Jonah lived inside of a whale for 3 days!!!” people. Which camp are you in? Just listening to the words of Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, say, “AS Jonas was… SO SHALL the Son of man be”, makes me wonder why there are only two camps. We have 4 gospels and scores of other verses in the Scripture confirming that Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, physically died and for three days was in the belly of the earth. On the third day He rose from the dead and exited the grave. So, this “AS Jonas was” just causes me to scratch my head and ask, “why is there no one (that I have found) at least raising the possibility that Jonah died and God resurrected him “AS” He did Jesus Christ?”

Let’s take a look at the definition of this word “as”.

Transliteration: hōsper
Pronunciation: hō’-sper 
Part of Speech: adverb
Root Word (Etymology): from G5613 and G4007
Outline of Biblical Usage:

  1. just as, even as

     

    So, it seem to me, just based on Jesus’ statement alone and the definition of this word “as”, that Jonah probably died and rose again “AS” Jesus did. But what does the rest of the Scripture say? And don’t forget, this was the ONLY sign He gave to Israel. I’m just thinking that if that was ALL the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world gave them to understand His plan to redeem mankind, it might be accurate. Let’s walk circumspectly around the scriptures and see what we find.

     

    First let’s look at a few verses on how the bible describes death and resurrection…

     

    John 11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep

    1 Thessalonians 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

    Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

    Luke 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, (prodigal son, parable picturing Israel)

    Luke 15:32 It was meet (right) that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. (Prodigal’s Father/our Father)

    Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

     

    Now let’s look at the story of Jonah itself.

    Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep. So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not. *Here we see a foreshadow of what will soon happen. We see this very same thing with Jesus Christ…

    Matthew 8:23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 

    *Can you see the foreshadow here? They needed to be saved. Salvation wasn’t provided until He “awoke” and rose and came up out of the pit or the belly of the ship, if you will.

     

    Back to Jonah…

    Jonah 2:2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the ‘belly of hell’ cried I, and thou heardest my voice.*Only the deceased go there but more than that, Jonah quotes psalms from the “prophet” David which speak of and foreshadow the Messiah of Israel, the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ who “descended to the lower parts of the earth.”

    Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he (Jesus) ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

     

    Just so there is no confusion where we are talking about here…

    Psalm 63:9But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

    Think of Joseph and how his entire life is a picture of the Messiah, the Savior Jesus Christ. He was sent to Egypt as a slave. He served honestly and faithfully (Genesis39&40) yet was falsely accused and sent where? DOWN into prison, the “lower parts”, the pit! For MANY years. But while down there, if you recall the story, (think Ephesians 4:8-10) proclaimed to the cup bearer and the baker that in “3 days” one would return to serve the king and the other to death..
     
     Listen to Psalm 88, David the prophet foreshadowing his Messiah. Think Jonah and Jesus’ words, “as Johah was… so shall the Son of man be.” wow…

    O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

    Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

    For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

    I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

    Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

    Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

    Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

    Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

    Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LordI have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

    10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

    11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

    12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

    13 But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

    14 Lord, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

    15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

    16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

    17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

    18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

    *Knowing this is a “messianic” psalm (a psalm speaking of the coming messiah, Jesus) written about my Savior, knowing this was part of His plan to save mankind, my belly is sick as I write this. Thinking of the cost of my sin and knowing He that knew no sin became sin; knowing my Savior went down to the “lower parts”, the belly of the earth, the pit for three days; knowing that he left the restraints of time and knowing from Peter that a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day to the Lord; my heart hurts as it understands that the cross of my Lord may possibly have been the easier part for Him to bare on my behalf… Selah…long sigh…

    Jonah 2:5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God. When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple *Jonah says his ‘soul fainted’ within him? sounds like death.

    Jonah 3:1 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose

    Matthew 12:39 An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

    I think this would be enough to a least build another camp of “Jonah died and rose again” people, but, lets look at one more angle. Jesus says that he came to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. You see it was first to the Jew and then unto the gentile. Remember we are talking of Jonah being the “only” sign to that wicked generation. Just like God told Jonah to go preach repentance to the gentiles in Nineva but he chose to go the opposite way,  Israel was supposed to be a light unto the world but wouldn’t do it. They went the wrong way. In the same way that the Jewish men didn’t “go into all the world” preaching the good news until AFTER the resurrection of Christ, neither did Jonah. It wasn’t until his “resurrection” that he responded to the call of God. Now, if Jonah and his three days in the belly of the whale is the sign to the house of Israel, and it spoke specifically of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, don’t you think maybe the same would be true of the house of Israel?

    Listen to Hosea 6

    Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

    After two days will he revive us: IN the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

    Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

    And Ezekiel…

    37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

    And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

    And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest. (obviously they are dead) 

    Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

    Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: (Think the beginning, “a new beginning” Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul)

    And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

    So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

    And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. (Think Hosea 6:2, revived but not raised up just yet)

    Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these ‘slain’, that they ‘may live’. (They are “slain” which equals dead; just like Jesus Christ was “slain” and died. Hosea 6:1 “He has torn us…He hath smitten and He will bind us up)

    10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they LIVED, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

    11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

    12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

    13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

    14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.

    I think we have entered “in” to that third day of Hosea or at least it’s fast aproaching. Although this prophesy is not yet fulfilled. The Israel in the land today does not yet know their God. They remain largely athiest or secular and the religious Jews or “Orthodox” (men with hats and little side pony tails) teach from the talmud (Torah mixed w/ Babylonian teaching) and worship the god of the kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) but that’s for another discussion. It’s my belief that soon, very soon, this prophecy will come to pass and the dead will rise.

    So, with all that being said, is it reasonable to conclude, based on Scripture alone, watching the scriptural theme of death and resurrection, that Jonah may have physically died in the belly and was resurrected that he could be a “light”unto the gentiles; Nineva? (Acts 26:23) We see prophets from the Old Testament resurrecting the dead and many occasions in the New Testament. So, it would not be out of character for God to do such a thing.

    Is it a big deal? Do I think it’s heresy to teach Jonah survived the belly? Not necessarily, but, maybe. I’ve held this view for seven or eight years now and this is the first time I’m talking about it, but, as we watch the prophetic time clock tick away and prophetic events being fulfilled before our eyes, it’s more important than ever to know what the bible actually says. If Jonah survived the belly, based on Jesus’ own words, “as Jonah was…so shall the Son of man be…”, it would be easy to argue that God preserved Jesus’ life just “as” He did Jonah’s and He never really died. Therefore, He didn’t really rise from the dead. If that be the case, the redemption of man has not really been achieved. I just think the closer we get to the “strong delusion”( 2 Thess 2:11) the more important it becomes to have a solid understanding of what the Scripture actually says. The deception of all deceptions is coming. Your faith in Christ and your understanding of His word will be seriously challenged. I will just say, and I speak for mysef too, our belief that Jonah survived the belly almost certainly came from a pulpit or commentary. It’s difficult to just read through the Scriptures and come to that conclusion unless you have already been taught. Whether you believe Jonah survived the belly or died and rose again, or whatever you believe, just make sure you believe it because that’s what YOU learned from the Scripture and not from your favorite celebrity pastor on tv or your favorite radio station…

     

     

     

     

Will the REAL fig tree please stand up?

 Will the real fig tree please stand up. Or maybe not…

 
After reading the final events on planet earth spoken of by Jesus in Mark 13, Luke 21, and Matthew 24 and just before He comes in the clouds with great glory and sends His angels to gather His elect from the uttermost parts of earth and the uttermost parts of heaven, He tells us to do something.  He tells us to “learn a parable of the fig tree.” To me it’s kind of like, “Now that you have just heard of all that will take place just prior to My return, watch and pay close attention to the fig tree.” It goes like this…
 
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.” (‭Mark‬ ‭13‬:‭28-29‬ KJV)
 
And in Luke 21:29 He says, “Behold the fig tree, and ALL the trees.”
 
Behold;
1. to fix eyes upon; to see with attention; to observe with care.
 
Then, in both of these passages (also found in Matthew 24) after telling us/His readers to learn and/or observe carefully this fig tree, He warns not to become careless and to ‘watch’ for you do not know the day nor the hour. I would add, in Matthew 24, as Jesus describes the final events before His return, 4 Times within that chapter He warns us not to be deceived. And remember, He’s talking to his disciples (followers of Christ). So basically, WATCH, paying close attention to the fig tree that you don’t become deceived. 
 
“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a ‘far journey’, who left his ‘house’, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watchWatch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the ‘house’ cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. (‭Mark‬ ‭13‬:‭32-37‬ KJV)
 
It seems abundantly clear that we need to keep our eyes peeled and continue to watch and specifically for or at the “Fig Tree.” Who or what is the fig tree? Does the bible tell us? Is this fig tree Israel? I’ll be honest, I’ve held and taught the view that the fig tree is Israel and that this parable refers to them coming back into the land in 1948 for almost 20 years now. And, I have never even considered any other option, until the question was posed, “Why is Israel the fig tree?” I quickly realized, I don’t have any scripture, at all, to answer that question. My internal answer was simply, “cause Jon Courson taught me that in his 1997 prophecy update”.  And, cause it has been taught by bible teacher after prophecy buff all through my christian upbringing. Please understand, I’m not writing this to refute or rebuke anyone or any teaching concerning Israel and the fig tree. I simply want to pose the question, “WHO is the fig tree that Jesus told us to observe carefully?” And’ “What does the Bible, our only authority on the subject, say about it?” I do have my opinion on who this is and I’m sure you’ll see right where I stand on this “question” but, just remember as you read, I AM NOT refuting or rebuking anyone or any teaching! I just want to present what the bible says and have anyone who is interested search out the Scripture for themselves to see if these things be true.
 
Jesus in Luke 21 tells us to look carefully at the fig tree,  AND  all the trees. Very InterestingAs we look through the scriptures, I want to look closely at the fig tree, but as Jesus commands, I want to take a look at some other trees as well (I don’t say “all” the trees here, cause I’ll miss some for sure and It will end up a book).
 
“Fig tree” is mentioned 33 times in the Bible and “fig trees”, plural, is mentioned 6 times. I would encourage you to go through them all on your own. It’s a great study. I can assure you of that. Here, I would like to just go through some that I feel are key for understanding and have the reader continue the study on there own. 
 
Let’s start with the story of Jesus cursing the fig tree from Mark 11:13:  
 “And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter ‘for ever’. And his disciples heard it. (‭Mark‬ ‭11‬:‭13-14‬ KJV)
 
Jesus just pronounced an eternal curse on this fig tree. This story has caused me to scratch my head ever since I first taught that Israel was the “fig tree.” God says to Abram in Genesis 12, the father of the 12 tribes of Israel; “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless ‘them’ that bless thee, and curse ‘him’ that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. (‭Genesis‬ ‭12‬:‭2-3‬ KJV) ” That one just threw me for a loop so I just put it aside and figured I would understand it’s meaning later.
 
I want to draw your attention to the word ‘leaves’. Jesus says specifically, when we see the ‘leaves’ we know summer is near. Notice the story above, Jesus saw it had ‘leaves’ and He came that He might find ‘anything’ on it. He found no fruit, “for the time of figs was not yet.” We will look at ‘untimely’ fruit in a minute but let’s think about the leaves. As we move through the scripture this will come more clear and make more sense but the very first mention of ‘leaves’ in Scripture is in Genesis 3:7 when Adam and Eve ‘fell’ in the garden. Guess what kind of ‘leaves’ they used to cover themselves; fig leaves.
 
“And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed ‘fig’ ‘leaves’ together, and made themselves aprons.” (‭Genesis‬ ‭3‬:‭7‬ KJV) There is a group that cover their lower parts to this day with aprons but, we may or may not get into that here.
 
So the first mention of the fig leaf is associated with sin and the ‘fall’ of mankind. When Adam and Eve ‘fell’ in the garden, they ‘covered’ themselves with ‘fig leaves’. Or, they sought a covering from the fig tree…Think, think… There is a ‘falling away’ coming and although, they do play a part, like little puppets, I don’t think it really has much to do with Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn, or the like. I do, however, think it just may have something to do with this ‘fig tree‘ and the ‘leaves‘ Jesus told us to ‘watch’ for.
 
I encourage you to study this concept of ‘fig leaves’ on your own but let’s move on to the tree itself. In Luke 13:6 Jesus tells us another parable about a fig tree ‘IN‘ a vineyard; 
 
He spake also this parable; A certain man had a ‘fig tree‘ planted ‘IN‘ his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this ‘fig tree’, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also (3rd year moving into the 4th?) till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And IF it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. (‭Luke‬ ‭13‬:‭6-9‬ KJV)
 
So, in the 3rd year, the tree would have been “cut down” but the dresser says, “let it alone this year…” Also, pay attention to the tree ‘IN’ his vineyard. We will see that again and again
 
Question: Is there hope for the tare? I do not say yes or no but when we come to these portions of scripture, it’s at least something to think about. I see this fruitless tree planted ‘IN’ the vineyard set for destruction, yet his mercy allows a little more time to bear fruit… As we walk through the scriptures, I think we will be able to see just a little more clearly who this fig tree (that was given more time to bear fruit) is. I often refer to Rahab when considering the possibilities of the tare. Not that she was a harlot, for all sin is forgivable through Christ, but that she was of the remnant that God commanded Joshua to destroy. She was set for destruction…I also usually reference 2 Timothy 2:20-21 when contemplating the subject of the tare. We see this word “tares” 8 times (# of new beginnings) in the bible and only occurs in Matthew 13 (jus sayin). I stand not dogmatic one way or the other but just can’t help but ponder if the tare, say, if it be trenched and dunged, that it may have opportunity for a “new beginning”. We do read in the parable of the tares n the wheat that they were planted intensionally by an enemy, but, the householder commands not to pull them out just yet… but I digress; back to the fig tree.
 
Let’s look at some verses and think about these three years. I believe every word is significant and especially when we see ‘three’ of anything! I hope I can thoroughly uncover this through this blog but If not, think 3 days, 3 years, as peter states, be thinking a day is 1000 years to the Lord and 1000 years is as a day. Think about Jesus Christ dying and going into the grave, yet on the 3rd day, He is ‘raised up’ out of the grave. Think of Jonah being swallowed up by the fish. Then, on the 3rd day he is spat upon the sea shore and God tells him to ‘arise’ and go to Nineva and pronounce (just like that tree in the parable) a little more time before judgement. In Jonah 3:3 we read the prophet had a 3 day journey, A THREE DAY JOURNEY,  from the time of what I call his resurrection until he pronounced judgment on Nineva. Ok, Jonah ‘walked’ through a land not his own (sojourned) for ‘three days’ just to find evil men that have been very abusive to his own people and pronounce the possibility of mercy if they would repent..Jesus says, “as” Jonah was 3 days and 3 nights in the whales’ belly, so shall the Son of man be 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth”. There was a three day period where Christ was physically dead. Jesus’ own words are, “as Jonah was”…”so shall the Son of man be”, so, I would say the same is true with Jonah but that’s for another discussion on another day. Think Hosea 6:2, “After two days will he revive us: ‘in’ the ‘third day’ he will ‘raise us up’, (think of that fig tree that was dunged n given a little more time ‘IN’ the 3rd year) and we shall live in his sight.” Think of Paul, who came directly out of the “brood of vipers”, the “Hebrew of Hebrews” being blinded for three days, etc, etc. I highly suggest doing a study on “3 days”. It will be very eye opening, I promise! Check out the baker and cup bearer and their fate after 3 days (Gen 40:12-19). Check out Joshua 1:11, 2:16, and 2:22. Oh! and Joshua 9:16 and 17. Read Joshua 9:3-27 with the question, “is there hope for the tare?” in mind. Man, thinking of Paul; could he be considered a tare? I understand a tare is disguised to look, talk, and act like a christian with the purpose of drawing the christian away from God through the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life; but still very thought provoking to consider. I guess I’m just pulling/hoping for the tares not to get bundled up and burned if at all possible..
 
Back to the tree/trees. With this three year period of no fruit in mind, let’s take a look at an interesting verse in Leviticus:
“And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of. (‭Leviticus‬ ‭19‬:‭23‬ KJV)
 
So, basically, if I’m reading this correctly, when Israel enters into this new land, which they took from the ‘itites’, izites, ishites, kites, and so on, that for three years there their fruit trees are to be considered as unclean, producing bad fruit. I just find it interesting that when the children of Judah; Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (Shadrach, Meshach, n Abed-Nego) entered into this ‘new land’ of the Babylonians (Daniel Ch 1) and were “nourished for three years, that at the end there of they might stand before the ‘king’, they requested what?; ‘NOT TO EAT’ of the kings delicacies. Daniel purposed that he wouldn’t defile himself… Interesting.
 
Ok, keeping this ‘three years’ in mind let’s go back to the trees. We find a very interesting portion of scripture in Judges 9. We have a discussion betweens some trees , a vine, and a bush. I’ll put all of Judges 9 here for easy reference and I’ll comment below…
 
Judges 9
1 And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem unto his mother’s brethren, and communed with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother’s father, saying,

Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal, which are threescore and ten persons, reign over you, or that one reign over you? remember also that I am your bone and your flesh.

And his mother’s brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother.

And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, wherewith Abimelech hired vain and light persons, which followed him.

And he went unto his father’s house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself.

And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Millo, and went, and made Abimelech king, by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem.

And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.

But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

10 And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us.

11 But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?

12 Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us.

13 And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

14 Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.

15 And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.

16 Now therefore, if ye have done truly and sincerely, in that ye have made Abimelech king, and if ye have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done unto him according to the deserving of his hands;

17 (For my father fought for you, and adventured his life far, and delivered you out of the hand of Midian:

18 And ye are risen up against my father’s house this day, and have slain his sons, threescore and ten persons, upon one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother;)

19 If ye then have dealt truly and sincerely with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice ye in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you:

20 But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

21 And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

22 When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel,

23 Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:

24 That the cruelty done to the threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid upon Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of his brethren.

25 And the men of Shechem set liers in wait for him in the top of the mountains, and they robbed all that came along that way by them: and it was told Abimelech.

26 And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brethren, and went over to Shechem: and the men of Shechem put their confidence in him.

27 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and trode the grapes, and made merry, and went into the house of their god, and did eat and drink, and cursed Abimelech.

28 And Gaal the son of Ebed said, Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? is not he the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer? serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem: for why should we serve him?

29 And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.

30 And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.

31 And he sent messengers unto Abimelech privily, saying, Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his brethren be come to Shechem; and, behold, they fortify the city against thee.

32 Now therefore up by night, thou and the people that is with thee, and lie in wait in the field:

33 And it shall be, that in the morning, as soon as the sun is up, thou shalt rise early, and set upon the city: and, behold, when he and the people that is with him come out against thee, then mayest thou do to them as thou shalt find occasion.

34 And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.

35 And Gaal the son of Ebed went out, and stood in the entering of the gate of the city: and Abimelech rose up, and the people that were with him, from lying in wait.

36 And when Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, Behold, there come people down from the top of the mountains. And Zebul said unto him, Thou seest the shadow of the mountains as if they were men.

37 And Gaal spake again, and said, See there come people down by the middle of the land, and another company come along by the plain of Meonenim.

38 Then said Zebul unto him, Where is now thy mouth, wherewith thou saidst, Who is Abimelech, that we should serve him? is not this the people that thou hast despised? go out, I pray now, and fight with them.

39 And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

40 And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and many were overthrown and wounded, even unto the entering of the gate.

41 And Abimelech dwelt at Arumah: and Zebul thrust out Gaal and his brethren, that they should not dwell in Shechem.

42 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.

43 And he took the people, and divided them into three companies, and laid wait in the field, and looked, and, behold, the people were come forth out of the city; and he rose up against them, and smote them.

44 And Abimelech, and the company that was with him, rushed forward, and stood in the entering of the gate of the city: and the two other companies ran upon all the people that were in the fields, and slew them.

45 And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that was therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.

46 And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.

47 And it was told Abimelech, that all the men of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.

48 And Abimelech gat him up to mount Zalmon, he and all the people that were with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it, and laid it on his shoulder, and said unto the people that were with him, What ye have seen me do, make haste, and do as I have done.

49 And all the people likewise cut down every man his bough, and followed Abimelech, and put them to the hold, and set the hold on fire upon them; so that all the men of the tower of Shechem died also, about a thousand men and women.

50 Then went Abimelech to Thebez, and encamped against Thebez, and took it.

51 But there was a strong tower within the city, and thither fled all the men and women, and all they of the city, and shut it to them, and gat them up to the top of the tower.

52 And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought against it, and went hard unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire.

53 And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech’s head, and all to brake his skull.

54 Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A women slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

55 And when the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, they departed every man unto his place.

56 Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren:

57 And all the evil of the men of Shechem did God render upon their heads: and upon them came the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal. 

Ok, there is a lot here so I’ll do my best to stay on topic. In a nut shell, the story here is an historic event yet is prophetic in nature. I’ll try not to go down each rabbit trail, but, I’ll try to highlight key words for you to ponder. Think prophetically, end timesy, antichrist n beast and all that… 

So, we see a ‘murderous’ man kill ’70’ of his brothers and raise himself up as king. He kills “70” of his brothers and reigns for how long? 3 years. Just so we can build a prophetic picture of who these 70 speak of, think of the 70 of the ‘house‘ of Jacob (Genesis 46). Think of the 70 elders that Moses raised up to help him judge Israel and the 70 palm trees (w/ 12 fountains) in Elim (Deut 33) coinciding with Jesus sending out the 70 men 2 by 2 with His 12 disciples in Mark 6, Luke and Matthew 10. 

Thinking prophetically, like anti christ and beast, we see this evil murderer come on the scene and kill his “brethren”, think of the implications. Those 70 brethren were all that stood in his way or ‘restrained’ or ‘withheld’ him from becoming king so he took them out of the way.  Think 2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation 13 and Daniel 7…

2 Thessalonians 2

And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, UNTIL he be taken out of the way.

 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Revelation 13 

 13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rize up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. (3.5 years, don’t eat from this tree!)

And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Daniel 7

21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arize: and another shall rize after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the ‘dividing of time’.

Ok, back to Abimelech; he kills the 70 that withheld him. So, basically, good guys killed, bad guy king, but only for 3 YEARS! Bad guy who killed all the good guys but one, receives a “deadly head wound” from a woman throwing a “millstone” at him. Interesting, interesting… I said I wouldn’t travel down these trails so I’ll leave you to think about and uncover the amazing prophetic truths on your own. Back to the trees. 

Jotham, the one who ‘hid’ himself from being killed, speaks a parable of this event in verses 9-11, IX-XI. Its very interesting that we have an olive tree, a vine, a ‘fig tree’, and a bramble bush. I find it interesting that in verse 9:11, IX:XI, we see the fig tree deciding not to forsake his sweetness and good fruit in order to rule over the other trees.  Although, the bramble bush, basically a thorn bush, takes the job and rules over them. I draw your attention to verse 9:11, speaking of the “fig tree” (which I’ll probably take some heat for) because I think there just might be a biblical connection between 9-11 IX-XI, the ‘fig tree’, and ‘all the trees’ as spoken by Jesus. If we look in the 911th chapter of the bible and verse 6+6+6, 😉 Haggai 2:18, we find…

Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month (Interesting), even from the day that the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid, CONSIDER IT. (‭Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭18‬ KJV) *remember, you are the Temple of God and satan wants nothing more than to destroy God’s temple and erect his own. Verse 19, the prophet asks, “Is the seed (DNA?)yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you. (‭Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭19‬ KJV) *remember, the temple that was “built with hands” was destroyed, when? 70 AD; and Jesus said He would rebuild the new one in 3 days, where?; in the 70th chapter of the New Testament, John 2:18-21. remember the 70 men, walking “temples” Jesus sent out in whom He gave the ‘power’ over evil spirits n demons. Remember evil Abimelech killing the 70 that had the ‘power’ to restrain him. Remember the very first “70” of the “house” (think temple) of Jacob were mentioned in Genesis 46. Remember the temple that was destroyed in 70 AD spoken about in the 70th ch of the New Test took 46 years to build (John 2:20 and for deeper understanding read Galatians 2:20). In the 46th book of the bible we read 2 times that we are the temple of God. Makes me think of the 2 pillars of Solomon’s temple, Jacin and Boaz. Each stood 23 cubits high representing the 23 base pairs (46) of chromosomes that makes up man’s DNA, man’s “temple” and the destruction of the temple. While we’re on the 9-11/temple/DNA/destruction of temple rabbit trail I’ll just mention the very first mention of the word “temple” is 1 Samuel 1:9 (just for fun). And we cant forget Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the ‘secret place‘ of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (‭Psalms‬ ‭91‬:‭1‬ KJV) That ‘secret place’ would be where God’s throne resides; in His temple…YOU! Oh, and for real 911/Jachin and Boaz/destroying the temple fun; When the two towers were destroyed (Jachin and Boaz 23+23) on 911, IXXI, President Bush read Psalm 23 and for the 10 year reunion, President Obama read Psalm 46. When I went back and youtubed these events I discovered that Obama’s ceremony began at 8:46 (moment of silence at 8:46 then speach at 8:47). Basically in occult language, “an infinite new beginning for man’s DNA…” or something like that 😉 http://youtu.be/VxFj4mv0rRQ

Ok, hopefully Im done with rabbit trails. Will the real fig tree please stand up! #slapslap Who is this fig tree? One thing I have discovered within the Scripture is that the words fig and figs occur 66 times. I’ve searched to make the Israel/ fig tree connection but haven’t found it. There is however some very telling and descriptive passages concerning these figs.

Isaiah 34

4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭34‬:‭4‬ KJV)

Revelation 6

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. (‭Revelation‬ ‭6‬:‭12-14‬ KJV)

So we see an obvious connection between these figs and the stars and the host of heaven. I just find it interesting that the words star and stars just like fig and figs, occur 66 times in the Scriptures.

Revelation 12

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. (‭Revelation‬ ‭12‬:‭3-4‬ KJV)

Revelation 9:1-11 

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.(interesting)

And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

11 (9:11) And they had a king over them, which IS the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.  

*Think Judges 9:11 and the bramble bush. The thorn bush became king over them. And this 7 headed, ten horned beast with crowns everywhere, (picture that) just like that spikey thorn bush with pokies everywhere.                 

Here’s what I’m taking away from the Scriptures; “all the trees” spoken by Jesus Christ, just may be refering to the “host of heaven”. And, as we see in Judges 9:11, IX:XI, the fig tree which is accompanied by the olive tree and the vine, I think maybe, just maybe, this fig tree is the ‘third part’ of the “heavenly host” that fell with satan. The 33 percent?

I can’t find any biblical reference of them being Israel anywhere. Although, I think one of the first places we should be “watching” (as Jesus commanded) for them would be in the “land” of Israel. The deception of all deception will take place on that soil.

How can we “watch” or “behold” this fig tree? Where is it? How can we see it? I think there is a major clue in the Scripture for us to gleen from. It’s found in 1 Samuel 11. It’s interesting to me that this portion of Scripture just so happens to fall within the 9th book of the Bible and the 11th chapter. Interesting…

“Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabesh–gilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee. And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel. (‭1 Samuel‬ ‭11‬:‭1-2‬ KJV)

The Ammonite’s name “Nahash” literally translates as “SERPENT”

Outline of Biblical Usage:

  1. Nahash = “serpent”

    n pr m
    1. a king of the Ammonites during the time of king Saul

    2. the father of Abigail, the mother of Amasa, the commander of Absalom’s army

Above we have a group who wants to “make a covenant” and serve the serpent. The serpent says, basically, “fine, let me remove all your right eyes…” I wonder if there are any who have made a covenant with the serpant that we can “watch”… Hmm…

    

   

       

  

  

  

  

        

       

 

  

        

I don’t know, there may be a connection, somewhere… Is there a fruitless tree shooting forth leaves we can “watch”? Makes me think of the figs often being used synonymously with “stars”… Hmmm…
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Here is wisdom…COUNT! Revelation 13:18

I’ve been chewing on this one since the summit took place (last week) and figured there is just too much not to share. What is the deal with 666, “The Beast”, the abominattion of desolation, the mark of the beast, the “falling away”, etc, etc? The last thing I want to do is write a new commentary on what I think you should believe about the Bible. But, what  I would like to do is look at some very interesting occurances here, present scripture, and see if they line up. My hope is that you will weigh everything said here, and elsewhere for that matter, against Scripture to see if these things be true and ultimately gain a deeper understanding, and hunger for God’s word, the Bible. Oh, and this is not an “Obama is the antichrist”, in fact this article will focus almost entirely on Scripture and will have very little to do with the president. My personal opinion when dealing with understanding the end times events of the Bible is that man, almost entirely, teaches man to look at the physical when I think what we will see through the Scriptures that it may just go a layer deeper than that…

Who or what is “the beast”? The Bible does have quite a bit to say about. In Revelation 9:1-11 we see the 5th seal opened and  a multitude of locusts rise up out of the bottomless pit. They have “stings” in their tail and it’s given them the power to hurt men 5 months and that men will seek death but death will flee from them. Read about the locusts in the book of Joel and see if you can’t draw a connection. See if maybe we are looking at something a little deeper than some grass hoppers with lion teeth… Joel 1:6 “for a ‘nation‘ has come up‘ upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion and who have the cheek teeth of a great lion.” Revelation 9:11 tells us they have a king over them, the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (destroyer). Interesting: To me it sounds as if man will get pricked and somehow won’t die for a short period of time. Without going down a rabbit trail, this makes me think of the transhumanist’s pursuit to escape death by technology… Revelation 13 describes “the beast” that will “rise up out of the sea“.  It describes it as having 7 heads and 10 horns with 10 crowns on it’s horns. In Deuteronomy 7 God tells Joshua to destroy 7 ‘nationsgreater and mightier than they. Without going down the doctrine of the giants rabbit trail, we learn that these 7 nations are of the remnant of the giants, which gives us perfect understanding as to why God commanded Joshua to “utterly destroy” them. Maybe in the future I will put together an expose on the giants, which I believe is imperative for understanding the Scriptures but for now I’d like to keep focused on “the beast” and more specifically “the number of his name”, 666. For a thorough explainantion of the giants, and “who are the sons of God” found in Genesis chapter 6, I’ve found this link to be very thorough, safe and doctrinally sound.

 http://youtu.be/cPVRt8HaM68

So, let’s take a look into this beast and it’s number 666. Revelation 13 and the 18th verse says, “Here is wisdom, Let him that hath understanding COUNT the number of ”the beast’: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred three score and six.” or simply 666.

Breifly, lets look at this photo of the counter violent extremism summit above. First, I noticed the image or logo they used for the summit. We see a 6 sided hexagon made up of 6 people embracing one another with 6 different colors for each person, the obvious implication being 666. That was not too shocking to me seeing as how 666 symbolism is all over everything these days. To me, just another indicator that ‘the beast’ is on the rise.  *Side note, Within the occult, logos are to be read as words and even paragraphs or stories. Most bible students know that the Greek word ‘logos’ means ‘word’. Now, what did shock me was the timing of the whole thing. I’ve been studying the occult (mainly freemasonry) for over a year now so right off the bat I noticed that he began his speach precisely at 33 minutes after 10. That grabbed my attention. I figured for sure he would speak for 13 minutes and end at 10:46 being that the big secrect of freemasonry involves “building temples in the hearts of men”. 13 and 33 being the two highest degrees of the York (13) and Scotish (33) rite divisions of freemasonry and 13+33 equalling 46 which is the number of chromosomes that makes up man’s DNA, which is part of the big secrect. I was sure that he would finish at 10:46. So, when he kept talking for 21 minutes and finished his speach at 54 minutes after the hour, my interest kind of fizzled but continued to ponder the whole thing for several days…

Let’s look at this number throughout the Scriptures and see if the Bible will reveal some things concerning this beast, this abomination that will cause desolation, the “falling away”, and what it really is.

As John in Revelation 13:18 gives us ‘WISDOM’ and basically says if you want “understanding” or to understand this, “COUNT” the number of ‘the beast’; for it’s the number of a “MAN”. I’ve taken John’s challenge and have been counting.  One staggering discovery was that the 666th chaper of the bible, Ecclesiastes 7, was written by Solomon and also instructs us to COUNT one by one or weigh one thing after another in order to find out the account (verse 27). Seems  to me as though God communicates not only through words but also through numerics. That in it self is very interesting but more so than that, in this 666th chapter of Scripture we find the word WISDOM 6 times, WISE 6 times and MAN 6 times. , thus, finding a veiled 666 carrying the same theme as Rev 13:18. We see a double witness with Revelation 13:18 (18=6+6+6btw) concerning ‘counting’ to find out a matter or gain understanding.  Counting these three 6’s,  and seeing this theme of “WISDOM” and “MAN”, makes me think of Genesis 3:6. Basically, Eve saw that the forbidden fruit was 1. good for food (lust of the flesh), 2. pleasant to the eyes (lust of the eye), and 3. desired to make one “WISE” (pride of life)! Think deep, but think Matthew 13:33 with the ‘woman’ ‘hiding’ ‘three’ measures of meal until it “the whole was leavened.”

If you take John’s advise, search the Scriptures, and ‘COUNT’ the number of his name, you’ll find this theme running throughout. 1 Kings 10 is another very telling chapter. Basically, the queen of Sheba (think woman, gen3, mat13:33) comes to Solomon (the WISEST man) seeking his wisdom; to see if all the hype is actually true. In this chapter we see she “communed with him ALL that was in her heart” and that in verse 13 Solomon “gave unto the queen of ALL of HER desire…” Again, within this chapter we see that the word “WISDOM” is written 6 times, the word HOUSE is written 6 times. I cant help but draw the connection to the “house” here from Hebrews 3:6, ya, 3:6…”But Christ as a son over his own “house” whose ‘house‘ WE ARE, ‘if’ we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.”(‭Hebrews‬ ‭3‬:‭6‬ KJV) 

We also see the word “six” written 6 times in this chapter and not to mention this is the chapter that records Solomon receiving 666 talents of gold and there’s more.  I think there might be something to John telling us to “count” in order to gain understanding of the beast and his mark. I’m beginning to think God may have had a little part to play in the chapter and verse additions. You draw your own conclusions on that. I just find it interesting…

With the idea of Hebrews 3:6 as us being His “house” Lets “walk circumspectly” a bit around the scripture to get a deeper, more rich picture.

“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual “house“, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5 KJV)

Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, (‭Acts‬ ‭7‬:‭48‬ KJV)

God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; (‭Acts‬ ‭17‬:‭24‬ KJV)

“We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.” (‭Mark‬ ‭14‬:‭58‬ KJV) Think deep!! Think about how many years they said it took to build the ‘temple’; 46 years (John 2:20). For even deeper thinking, the pillars of Solomon’s temple, Jachin and Boaz, said to hold the secret of freemasonry, were 23 cubits each (think DNA, 23 base pairs of chromosomes…). 

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬ KJV)

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6‬:‭19‬ KJV)

*Interesting facts: 1 Corinthians is the 46th book of the Bible and  two times in the 3rd chapter we learn that we are the “Temple of God.” The words “Temple of” occurs 46 times in 33 chapters of KJV Bible. Listen to this; For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s ‘building.’ (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭9‬ KJV) Within this chapter, “building”, “builder”, “buildeth”, etc. occur times. Paul, in verse 12, offers 6 options for building  material. The words “wise” or “wisdom” occur times. So, from what I can see, here lies another veiled 666 associated with a “building”, a “builder”, with building materials, and “wisdom”. Dont forget, John told us  plainly that “it is the number of a man“.

“Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, ‘written not with ink’, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone(think building materials)but in fleshy tables of the heart.” (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭3‬ KJV)  And remember: But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ KJV) 

*Side note: 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 speaks of the “falling away”, “the man of sin” being revealed, and that the ”son of perdition” “as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” Here’s the question; why do you  think almost every bible “scholar” or prophecy  buff says that this incident will happen when a bunch of masons build this beautiful temple, (with their hands of course) wrapped with beautiful stones I’m sure, in Jerusalem and the antichrist walks in and presents himself as God. Based on scripture, our only authority on the subject, could this ‘coming’ temple made with hands in Jerusalem possibly be the “temple of God” spoken of in 2 Thess 2?  I’m simply posing the question. This is for you to determine from your own study and understanding of the scriptures. Don’t let man decide what you will believe about what may possibly be the most important end times doctrine to understand.

So, with that as a back drop, seeing that we are the true temple of God, where the throne of God truely is, lets peek at the 6th book 6th chapter and 6th verse.  *Remember, the ark of the covenant was to represent God’s throne, which we just learned above is in the heart of man. Also, remember Lucifer in Isaiah 14:13-14  says he will set his throne above the ‘stars’ of God and be like the Most High. He wants to sit on God’s throne  showing himself as God (Read 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

6:6  “And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.” (‭Joshua‬ ‭6‬:‭6‬ KJV)

For some confirmation lets look at Joshua 3:6…”And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people. (‭Joshua‬ ‭3‬:‭6‬ KJV)

If thats not enough, look at Joshua 6:12(6+6)…”And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. (‭Joshua‬ ‭6‬:‭12‬ KJV) * Read 2 Samuel 6 and specifically verse 12 (yes 6:12) watch what God does when one misHANDles or puts there hands on the ark of God (His throne). A side note, notice how God treats Obed-edom the gittite’s ‘HOUSE’. The gittites were a remnant of the giants, of the 7 nations Moses and Joshua  were supposed to utterly destroy. Goliath was a gittitte from Gath. Is there hope for a tare? I have my own opinion based on Scripture but read and meditate on 2 Timothy 2:19-21 and draw your own conclusion. A careful study of God’s word will reveal that the Gittites, a remnant of the giants, end up serving in the Temple of God, a position reserved for the Levitical preasthood… That fact has caused me many hours of study and thought and I can see  implications on both sides. I don’t want to go into it here, but, I will say this in short; to any tare that may read this, don’t be to quick to think there is no turning back. He who is forgiven much, loves much, yes! But, It just may be that you can be forgiven too. Think about Rahab…

The abomination of desolation. What is that?  Is it only alluded to by Daniel and Jesus or directly spoken of? Can we see a picture in the scriptures from the past? Is it possibly the event described by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4? Let’s walk circumspectly around the scriptures a bit to  see if we can ‘view’ the abomination of desolation. Keep in mind the biblical concept of the “house” and the “temple” as being us, or the human body and that God says he will destroy him that defiles the temple…

The very first picture of an abomination that caused desolation, that I’m aware of, is found in Genesis 6 with the key verse being verse 6:12, of course; the ‘corruption’ of ALL flesh (literally, meaty tissue). Reading this chapter you will learn that the sons of God (fallen angels)  referenced in Jude 6 mated with human women creating the giants. Jude 1:6“…the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” We see the mingling of seed or DNA which caused complete desolation. Genesis 6:4 tells us that this occured before “and after” the flood which is how we see the abomination of the giants after the flood. In Deuteronmy 7 we see this abomination of giants, the 7 nations greater and mightier than they, which God commanded Joshua to desolate, or “utterly destroy”.

Thinking of the abomination of the giants or more specifically, the mingled seed or DNA makes me think of the occultist from the 1800’s, Helana  Blavtsky and her book “Isis unveiled”. Who was Isis?  Well, in very short, she was the human that mated with the sun god Osiris and gave birth to the half human, half god, Horus. The “all seeing eye” that is hovering over the uncapped pyramid on the back of the dollar bill is the eye of Horus. You can do your own study on the occult but I’m sure by now it’s pretty much common knowledge that the eye of Horus is synonymous with the eye of Lucifer which will, as the Bible describes, posses a man and walk this planet as the antichrist. Most of the earth will hail him as savior. Think about that! Do you think Isis which is rampaging the middle east as we speak just coincidentally was named “ISIS”? Or do you think maybe, just maybe, there is a spirit behind this rampage trying to bring about the birth of the savior?

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I haven’t read Blavatsky’s book but from what I understand this image (below) is her representation of the perfect man. It seems as though she might have understood this concept of 666 being the “number of a man”. Without going into all of the occult meanings behind the symbol, I’ll simply say, this symbol represents 2 becoming 1. The 2 triangles mingling together, the union of opposites, the sons of God and the daughters of men, the human with the divine/angelic, thus, the perfect man. God calls it an abomination that will result in desolation. Keep in mind, this symbol predates king David hundreds, possibly thousands of years. This image can be traced back to Nimrod. Remember what he was trying to do? Google “star of Remphan” (Acts 7:43 , Amos 5:26)

“Neither shalt thou lie with any “beast” to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion (con = with, fusion= fuse together). Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: (‭Leviticus‬ ‭18‬:‭23-24‬ KJV) So, here we read that the 7 nations greater and mightier than they, the nations of giants that God commanded them to utterly destroy were guilty of woman lying with beast. Hmmm, this leaves me wondering; what “beast” would know what to do with a woman lying before it? I think we need to think a little deeper than a woman being gross with her dog or goat. Sounds a bit like Genesis Chapter 6 to me.

“And if a woman approach unto any “beast”, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” (‭Leviticus‬ ‭20‬:‭16‬ KJV) 

If we flip over to the 333rd chapter of the bible we’ll find 2 Kings 20. In short, the prophet Isaiah tell king Hezekiah to get his ‘house’ in order because he will soon die. Hezekiah askes the prophet to pray for longer life and God grants him 15 more years. At the hearing of the news that Hezekiah has recovered from his illness, the king of ‘Babylon’ sent his men to Hezekiah. The key verse is 20:13 (33 just sayin) when Hezekiah is flattered by gifts and kind words from ‘Babylon’ and invites the men of ‘Babylon’ into his “HOUSE” and shows them ALL that he has; specifically 6 things, of course. Isaiah then pronounces desolation will come and they will be carried off to Babylon. I think we can see here another picture of an abomination that caused desolation.

If we look at 2 Chronicles 33 we will see an amazing picture of the beast, the number of his name and/or abomination of desolation.  In this chapter Manasseh, Hezekiah’s son “built” six things so, we see the word “built” 6 times. In this chapter the “house of the LORD” or “the house of God” is mentioned 6 times, and in verse 6 he sinned terribly in 6 ways. Within this chapter we see another veiled 666 with the message of building the the “temple” or “house” of God through sinful practice. The grand finale or prophetic picture is seen in verse 7 when Manasseh sets a carved image that he made with his hands IN the “house”of God.

1.Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: 2. But did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel. 3. For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. 4. Also he built altars in the house of the Lord, whereof the Lord had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever. 5. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. 6. And he 1. caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he 2. observed times, and 3. used enchantments, and 4. used witchcraft, and 5. dealt with a familiar spirit, and with 6. wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger. 7. And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever: 8. Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses. 9. So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel. 10. And the Lord spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken. 11. Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. 12. And when he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, 13. And prayed unto him: and he was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord he was God. 14. Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah. 15. And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the house of the Lord, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the Lord, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city. 16. And he repaired the altar of the Lord, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the Lord God of Israel. 17. Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet unto the Lord their God only. 18. Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the Lord God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel. 19. His prayer also, and how God was entreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers. 20. So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead. (‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭33‬:‭1-20‬ KJV)

Lets look at a few verses worth pondering:

And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he “corrupt” by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. (‭Daniel‬ ‭11‬:‭31-32‬ KJV)

For I know that after my death ye will utterly “corrupt” yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands. (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31‬:‭29‬ KJV)

And their houses” shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord. (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭6‬:‭12‬ KJV)

Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his “house”: (Matthew 24:17)

But know this, that if the goodman of the “house” had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his “house” to be broken up. (‭Matthew‬ ‭24‬:43‬ KJV)

And come and stand before me in this “house“, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? Is this “house“, which is called by my name, become a “den” of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord. (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭7‬:‭10-11‬ KJV)

As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them. And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it. My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it. (‭Ezekiel‬ ‭7‬:‭20-22‬ KJV)

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or “house” divided against itself shall not stand: (‭Matthew‬ ‭12‬:‭25‬ KJV)

You can continue the study on your own. I will leave you with what I believe may just be the most important portion of Scripture for our time. This verse either doesnt get taught or gets butchered. I may be wrong, but I have searched and from what I’ve seen this doctrine; the doctrine of the mingling of the seed has been removed from all translations after the New King James Version.

And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. (‭Daniel‬ ‭2‬:‭40-43‬ KJV) 

This is just scratching the surface but I hope it helps gain understanding about the number of ‘the beast’ 666.  I’d say more specifically, the mark of the beast, the abomination of desolation, and/or the great falling away. I think we can begin to see that this 666 has everything to do with wisdom, or gaining wisdom (Obviously man’s wisdom; the wisdom of this world and not God’s wisdom) through forbidden practices. Just a couple days ago I saw a news report on the technology that has been developed to insert memories directly into the brain and literally today an artile that says scientists think they can read your memories. So, at this point it’s not to far fetched to that the mark of the beast is something that literally goes ‘IN’ your forehead. Something that would promise great wisdom just like Genesis 3:6. Something that would give access to ALL your ‘house’ just like in 2 Kings 20:13 with Hezekiah inviting Babylon in to see ALL his ‘house’, 1Kings 10:2-3 with the queen communing with the king ALL that was in her ‘heart’ and NOTHING WAS HID from the king; remember this was the chapter where ‘house’ is mentioned 6 times, etc. etc. Those in the transhumanist biz are already callculating the years before man with achieve godhood through these technologies.

“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭4-7, 12-15‬ KJV)

 Now think about this verse which just so happens to fall within our 666th chapter…Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7‬:‭16‬ KJV) I find it even more interesting that within the Geneva Bible which was, from what I understand, the first English translation with chapter and verse, this verse is the 18th (6+6+6) verse and has the literal Hebrew rendering ” wherefore shoudest thou be desolate?” Reguardless of which version , this word ‘desolate’ is the exact same word as Daniel used in 9:27 to describe what Jesus  warned us about in Mark 13, “The abomination of desolation!”Listen also to how Daniel 9:27 ends…”And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease (think Romans 12:1, 1Peter 2:5), and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (‭Daniel‬ ‭9‬:‭27‬ KJV) *Interesting fact; this word ‘desolation’ is mentioned 46 times in the KJV bible. #interesting. #dna. 

Remember what God said about lucifer, “Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel…”(‭Ezekiel‬ ‭28‬:‭3‬ KJV) and he fell…There is God’s wisdom then there is the wisdom of this world which comes from the fallen one.

Its also very interesting that we uncover many of these clues from the writings of Solomon and within the writings about him; God said…”Behold, I have done according to thy (Solomon’s) words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. (‭1 Kings‬ ‭3‬:‭12‬ KJV) Seems as though whatever God does Satan creates his own version or maybe better described as a very ‘desirable’ counterfeit. Just as Eve saw that the fruit was ‘desirable’ to make one wise, I think the mark of the beast or the abomination of desolation which I believe is that which will cause the falling away (2 Thess 2:3), will be just as desirable, if not, more.

In understanding the future we need to look at the past. I’d say, in thinking of the mark of the beast, the number of his name and all that goes with it, like the future fall, we need just look back to Genesis 3:6 and the original ‘fall’ of man. Then walk circumspectly through the scriptures, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little. You’ll discover another picture or “similitude” of this coming “falling away” in Daniel 3. Of course, we see this image Nebuchadnezzar set up at 60 cubits high and 6 cubits wide with 6 instruments played which caused the people to ‘fall’ before the image to worship it. And, of course 3:6 tells us those that don’t “fall” before the image to worship it are cast into the fiery furnace. Here is a picture of the past that shows us what will happen in the future under the authority of this rising beast…

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six”. (‭Revelation‬ ‭13‬:‭15-18‬ KJV)

 I’m thinking God has given us all we need for understanding all that pertains to this life and the life to come within His word. 

Solomon told us, “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”(‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ KJV)

 I’d encourage you to search the scriptures on your own, just you and the Holy Spirit. Take His advice and “count” to find out the matter! You will receive no greater understanding of the scriptures as when you learn directly from Him. My personal opinion is toss the commentaries! Maybe even burn them. I personally think the same concept of Ecclesiastes 7 (666th ch) and verse 28 applies just the same to commentaries…”Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found.” I’d say that applies perfectly to man’s writings (commentaries) as well.

Now, with all that as a basis for my train of thought, and back to my original thought for this article, I found myself driving along thinking about the summit speach and his specific start time of 10:33. I was thinking of the 21 minutes he spoke and the finish time of 54 minutes after 10 and I remembered that the words “The Beast” occur 54 times in the KJV bible. I have to specify KJV; “scholars” have really done a number on the scriptures in the modern translations. I get the funny feeling that these “scholars” are more trying to cover up doctrines rather than reveal them.

Anyway, I got back to my computer to look into “The Beast”. Interestingly enough, “the beast” is found in 13 books, 46 verses and occurs 54 times throughout scripture. And it goes a bit deeper. I was blown away at my finding… As his speach began at 33 minutes after 10, “The Beast” is mentioned 33 times in the new testament. As he spoke for 21 minutes, “The Beast” is mentioned 21 times in the Old Testament. As he finished the speach at 10:54, “The Beast” is mentioned 54 times in the bible! And of course, the image of the beast had 10 toes mixed partly with iron and partly with clay…to me, AMAZING! Is it possible that this man standing behind this veiled 666 logo may just be announcing (in typical occult fashion) that “the beast” is rising? Or just a crazy coincidence? 

I’d say it’s at least noteworthy…