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  1. Timelines and Chronology

    Yes, Jerusalem and the holy people, that is: the Christians, are conquered by the Anti-Christ. Zechariah 14:1-2 describes it. Also Daniel 11:33. Those who refused to agree with the AC's peace treaty, Daniel 9:27, are the faithful ones who will be taken to a place of safety for the 1260 days of the Great Tribulation, Revelation 12:14 The rest must remain in the holy Land, where they will face persecution. Rev 12:17
  2. Science and Prophecy Merge

    You completely fail to see that it will be the Lord Himself who will change this world. He did it before and now, once again, we are as in the days of Noah. He laughs at His enemies, Psalms 2:4, as He destroys them by fire. Psalms 11:4-6, 2 Peter 3:7, Revelation 6:12-17
  3. The Prophesies of Ezra

    My pleasure! Be aware that there is some passages in the Apocrypha that do conflict with the Bible. I am careful to screen them out. Feel free to ask about any of it you are unsure about. Note that I am now posting from the Wisdom of Solomon and will later post some prayers of the righteous people.
  4. Bozrah-Reasons Believers Dont Believe

    Actually God's Plan for His faithful people in the last days is quite simple. There will soon be a world changer of a similar magnitude as Noah's flood, but this time by fire, earthquakes, storms and tsunamis. The Lord's Day of wrath, prophesied over 100 times in the Bible. We Christians have His promise of protection during this sudden and shocking event. We are told to stand firm in our faith and to call upon the Name of the Lord and we will be saved. Joel 2:32 and Acts 2:21 Then, the Lord will guide His people thru all that must happen, leading up to His glorious Return. Isaiah 30:21, John 14:16 logostelos.info
  5. Wisdom of Solomon

    The Spirit of Wisdom is kindly toward mortals, but she will not hold a blasphemer blameless for their words, because God, who sees clearly into every heart, is a witness to everyone’s words and actions. Therefore no one can utter injustice and not be found out, nor will justice overlook a sinner at the Judgement. Do not court death by leading a crooked life, do not draw disaster upon yourself by your own actions. For God did not make death and He takes no pleasure in the destruction of any living thing. But the godless, by their deeds and words have made a pact with death. The just and righteous person, even one who has died an untimely death, will be at rest. Even after death, a righteous person will shame the godless still alive, they see it but do not lay to heart the truth that those whom God has chosen will enjoy His grace and mercy and He comes to the help of His holy people. The hope of the godless is like smoke that the wind blows away, but the just live forever - their reward is in the Lord’s keeping and He will protect them with His Right Hand. The Lord will cover Himself from head to foot with the armour of His wrath and make His creation His weapon against His enemies. His Holiness will be an invisible shield and with the sharp sword of His relentless anger, the bolts of lightning will fly straight to their mark upon His frenzied foes. The fiery arrows from His bow in the clouds leap to their target and the artillery of His resentment will let fly a fury of hail. The waters of the sea will rage over them and the rivers will wash them relentlessly away. A great tempest will rise against them and scatter them like chaff before a whirlwind. So lawlessness will change the whole world and evildoing will overthrow kingdoms. The true beginning of wisdom is the desire to learn and a concern for learning means love toward Wisdom. The love of Wisdom means the keeping of the Laws and to keep the Laws is a warrant of immortality. Ref: Wisdom of Solomon 1:6-16, 5:14-25 REB Apocrypha. ‘The Spirit of Wisdom’, The Lord Jesus Christ. Proverbs 8:22-31, 1 Cor. 10:4, Col. 2:3 ‘make the creation His weapon’, The Lord will use a seemingly natural event to carry out His judgement and punishment upon the godless. Isaiah 30:26 ‘an invisible shield’, The Lord will not be seen during this event. Psalms 18:11 ‘bolts of lightning, fiery arrows from His bow in the clouds’, The only literal explanation for these effects is a CME explosion of the sun. Habakkuk 3:4 ‘the sea will rage over them’. Huge tsunamis will slosh from side to side of every ocean and lake. Jeremiah 51:42. Amos 9:6 ‘change the whole world’, This proves that this is an event still to happen, it mostly affects the Lord’s enemies and our modern infrastructure will be severely damaged, but most people will survive. A One World Government will be formed, and for those who have kept their faith in the Lord, every faithful Christian: they will be motivated to travel to and live in the Holy Land. ‘He comes to the help of His Holy people’. Psalms 107
  6. Bozrah-Reasons Believers Dont Believe

    THE FLIGHT TO BOZRAH AND THE BOZRAH EXILE : The Apostle John in the Book of Revelation tells us that in the latter days God's covenant people, (in this passage characterized as the woman of Revelation 12), will be in a measure of travail or tribulation. (Moses' prophecy also concurs with this.) The woman will be given the wings of a great eagle and she will be transported to "her place", a wilderness place of exile for a period of three and a half years. (Rev. 12:14) Eight verses earlier in the same chapter the Apostle John is given the same period of time, the exile and nurturing of the woman, in terms of 1260 days. (Rev. 12:6) This gives us a 'Rosetta stone' of sorts for Biblical or prophetic time. This final 3.5 years, 42 months, or 1260 days of this age is measured out for us in very precise terms by the Holy Spirit in seven different Bible verses. The Bozrah exile embodies a magnificent promise. God's covenant people, now every faithful Christian, from every tribe, race, nation and language, will be given a partial reprieve from the Great Tribulation at the end of this age. They will be given the means to fly off to a place "away from the face of the dragon". This is a promise of God. We can be 100% sure that this coming great exodus of God's covenant people will happen. The prophet Micah in Mic. 2:12-13 brings us 'the rest of the story'. He tells us where God's covenant people are fleeing to in this epic end time drama. God says He will gather all His covenant people at a secret mystery place the Bible identifies as 'Bozrah'. This Hebrew word means 'sheepfold'. Micah 2 v12. I will surely assemble, Ya`akov, (Jacob), all of you; I will surely gather the remnant of Yisra'el, (Israel); I will put them together as the sheep of Botzrah, As a flock in the midst of their pasture; They will throng with people. This is the epic end-time migration of people we might call the "Bozrah Exile". Bozrah was an ancient city, (now a ruin), belonging to the Edomites the godless children of Esau. This is an awesome prophecy, and one that few Bible teachers know about or feel free to speak about. And so this redemptive and inspiring story of that epic end-time retreat from the face of the Dragon arranged by God for His covenant people in the final 3.5 years of this age still remains untold. So there at a mysterious place the Bible calls "Bozrah": the people Micah calls "Jacob" will gather. "Jacob" is a precursor spiritual state before God's covenant people become "Israel", overcomers with God. God through Micah says "I will gather all of you"! So this company of people, the Congregation/Church God loves will be huge, probably numbering in the hundreds of millions. We are talking here of people from all around the world gathered from all twelve tribes of Israel and everyone grafted in be reason of faith. This amazing exile will be mostly those who have been called out of the 'lost 10 tribes of Israel'. This is that Greater Israel spoken of by our Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:12-13 as the 'Commonwealth of Israel'. They will be "called out" to become God's final "ekklesia", His Congregation/Church/Synagogue. All of them will go to live in Bozrah until they are gathered to Jesus at His Return. Matthew 24:31, 1 Thess 4:17 Ref Gavin Findlay
  7. Wisdom of Solomon

    Ecclesiasticus 15:11-20 Do not say; ‘The Lord is to blame for my going astray’. it is for you to avoid what he hates. Do not say; ‘I was led into error’. The Lord has no use for a sinner. He hates every kind of vice, you cannot love sinful things and still fear Him. When, in the beginning God created mankind, He left them free to make their own decisions. If you choose, you can observe the Commandments, you can keep faith if you are so minded. He has set before you fire and water – reach out and make your choice. Mortals are offered life or death, whichever they prefer will be given to them. For great is the wisdom of the Lord, He is mighty in power and all seeing. His eyes are on all, no human action escapes His notice. He has commanded no one to be impious, to none has he given a license to sin. Ecclesiasticus 16:6-17 Where sinners assemble, fire breaks out – retribution blazes up when a nation is disobedient. There was no pardon for the giants of old who rebelled in their strength. There was no reprieve for Lot’s adopted home, abhorrent in its arrogance. There was no mercy for the doomed nation, exterminated in its sin. No even one stubborn person can escape punishment, for mercy and anger belong to the Lord – He shows His power now in forgiveness, now in overflowing anger. His mercy is great, but so is His condemnation, He judges people by what each has done. He does not let a wrongdoer escape or try the patience of the godly for too long. Everyone is treated according to their deeds. Do not say; I am hidden from the Lord, who up there gives a thought to me?, among so many I will not be noticed. Ecclesiasticus 16:18-23 The highest heaven, the earth and the abyss are shaken at His coming. The mountains and the foundations of the world tremble when he looks upon them. What mortal mind can comprehend the ways of the Lord? As a storm can take people unawares, for the most part His works are done in secret. Who is to declare His acts of justice, their fulfilment being so remote? But these are the thoughts of a small mind, the lack of sense of a misguided person. Ecclesiasticus 36:1-10 Look on us with pity, Lord God of all and strike fear into every nation. Lift Your hand against the heathen and let then behold Your power. Let them learn, as we have; that there is no God but You. Renew Your signs, repeat Your miracles, win glory for Your mighty Right hand and pour out Your anger and wrath to destroy the enemy. Remember the Day You have appointed and hasten it, give us cause to recount Your wonders. Let burning wrath devour the oppressors of Your people, so the hostile and arrogant meet their doom. Ecclesiasticus 36:11-17 Gather all the tribes of Israel and grant them their inheritance, as You did so long ago. Have compassion, Lord, on Your people, on Israel, named as Your firstborn. Show mercy to Jerusalem, Your sanctuary, fill Zion with the praise of Your triumph and the Temple with Your glory. Now is the time to fulfil those prophecies given in Your Name prove Your prophets correct. Listen now, Lord, to the prayers of Your servants, reward those who look to You in trust and claim the blessings promised to Your people. Let all who live on earth acknowledge that You are the Eternal God. Reference: Revised English Bible Apocrypha.
  8. The Day of the Lord's Vengeance and Wrath

    The Lord Himself will do it; Jeremiah 12:14 proves this. It is only those righteous believers, all the faithful Christians who will occupy all of the holy Land. Psalms 37:29, Isaiah 61:3-6, + You probably think we should pray for the citizens of Israel. This directly contradicts Jeremiah 14:11. Note that Jeremiah 14:10-16 is an unfulfilled prophecy, where the Lord says; I will pour down on then the disaster they deserve. I am not indifferent to the Judgement of anyone. I expect to be Judged too. Your accusations against my postings, are a denial of the truth of the Prophetic Word and show an extreme bias toward the doctrine that must have the Jews on earth, passing thru tribulation, while the Church watches from heaven. NOT going to happen!
  9. But to think that the Coming of Jesus must precede the revealing of the Anti-Christ, makes a biblical anomaly. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-4 is quite clear: There will be a Coming of Jesus and we will be gathered to Him, Matthew 24:31, but before that glorious Day, the AC will become known and there will be a falling away from the faith. Anyone who believes otherwise is deceived.
  10. Wisdom of Solomon

    What is wisdom? Job 28:28 The fear of the Lord is wisdom and to turn from evil, that is understanding. Conversely: Psalm 53:1 Only a fool says; there is no God. Where can wisdom be found? Job 28:20-23 Where, then, does wisdom come from? God alone understands the way to it; He alone knows its source. Micah 6:8 The Lord has told you mortals what is good and what it is that the Lord requires of you; only to act justly, to love loyalty, to walk humbly with you God. Deuteronomy 4:6 Observe My laws ....show your wisdom to the nations. Who gets wisdom? Daniel 2:21 God gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have discernment. 1 Corinthians 1:21 As God in His wisdom ordained, the world failed to find Him by its wisdom, and He chose the folly of the Gospel to save those who have faith. V23 The Gospel proclaims Christ crucified and resurrected; this offends the Jews and is foolishness to the Gentiles, yet to those who are called, Christ is the power and wisdom of God. Matthew 11:25 ..these things are hidden from the learned and wise and revealed to the uneducated. James 1:5-6 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God and it will be given you. But whoever asks must ask in faith, with no doubts in their mind. Proof of wisdom. James 3:13 Which of you is wise or learned? ... practical proof is by your right conduct. The wisdom from God is pure, peace loving, considerate and open minded. Sincere, compassionate and deeds of kindness are its fruit. Matthew 11:19 Gods wisdom is proved right by its results. His people Hosea 4:6 My People rejected knowledge and wisdom, so will I, your God forsake you. Jeremiah 4:22 My people are fools, they have no understanding. Isaiah 29:9-24 If you confuse yourself, the Lord will pour on you a spirit of deep stupor. The prophetic vision is like the words in a sealed book. Because this people worship Me with empty words.. their religion is but a human precept, learnt by rote.... the wisdom of the wise shall vanish. In a very short time.....the evil doers will be cut down. Therefore.... this is no time for My People to be shamed...when they see what I have done in their midst....they will regard Israel’s God with awe; the confused will gain understanding and the obstinate will accept instruction. Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise- consider the latter end! Results of gaining wisdom and righteousness Proverbs 3:13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom... more profitable that gold. Righteousness and faith in Jesus will gain you eternal life, but to gain rewards-crowns- we must live wisely and bear fruit. The righteous must also seek wisdom, as the Bible says “Apply our hearts to wisdom to avoid all these things”, that is: the punishment of unbelievers. Free will is God’s plan for mankind. We choose our own path in this life. God is testing us. God tells us to watch, pray and be wise. This must make a significant difference in the results we experience, or free will is a sham. Luke 21:36 We will stand before the Son of Man in judgement.
  11. The Day of the Lord's Vengeance and Wrath

    Thank you, Thomas. You have your opinions and beliefs, I have mine. But Jesus has the last say: Bring those who did not want Me for their King and slaughter them in My presence. Luke 19:27 Regarding the holy Land; it belongs to God and He will give it whoever He wishes to. Those peoples who currently occupy it, do not worship God in truth and righteousness. Many prophesies tell of a forthcoming Day that will clear and cleanse all the holy Land. Then only the ransomed of the Lord will return and come to Zion with gladness and joy.... Isaiah 35:1-10
  12. Not Destined for Wrath

    This verse and Luke 21:34-36 both say the great trial to come, will come upon everyone the whole world over. Also Revelation 6:15 confirms this. Yet the way 'I will keep you from' and 'escape all these things', is translated, makes a Biblical anomaly: All people, yet some not? But when the Greek words; tereo ek, that the translators have made to seem to be a removal, actually can and obviously do in this case; mean protection through troubles, not a taking away, as some would like to think. Rev 3:10 starts with; Because you have kept My Command to persevere..... So, when did we persevere? The next verse says: I am coming soon, so hold fast to what you have and let no-one take your crown. If your belief is for a rapture to heaven, then why must you hold onto your crown? The whole 'rapture' theory is unbiblical and just makes a mockery of Scripture, verses like Rev 3:10 are used out of context and wrongly interpreted. Again, in 1 Thess 5:15-17, heaven is only mentioned as the place Jesus comes from, not where we go to. He is coming to earth for His Millennium reign and those who have kept their faith thru all the trials to come, will be with Him forever.
  13. Not Destined for Wrath

    Revelation 7:14 makes it clear: .....The 'vast multitude' seen in verse 9, are those who have passed thru the great ordeal; of the Sixth Seal, that will have just happened, and made their robes white in the blood of the Lamb. The Sixth Seal: the Day of the Wrath of Almighty God and the Lamb, is an earthly event, every person alive will experience it. Revelation 6:15 covers everyone. Nowhere does the Bible say the Church will escape, or be taken out of this forthcoming great test of our faith. We Christians have the Promise of the Lord's protection, He will do it for us; provided we trust Him. Happy are those who stand firm in their faith....James 5:11
  14. Wisdom of Solomon

    The Wisdom of Solomon 1:7-11 The Spirit of God fills the whole earth and that which holds all things together, knows well everything that is done and said. The doings of a godless person will be brought to account, the proof of his iniquity will come before the Lord. Wisdom 1:12-16 Do not court disaster or death by living a wicked life, for God takes no pleasure in the destruction of any living thing. Death has no sovereignty on earth, for justice is eternal; but the godless, by their deeds and words have asked death for his company. They have made a pact with him because they are fit members of his party. Wisdom 2:1-9 They say to themselves: Our life is short and full of trouble, by chance we were born and then we vanish like the mist. Come then, let us enjoy good things while we can- this is the life for us, revelry and pleasure. For us, let might be right! Let us set traps for the just person, they stand in our way. He knows God, so he says- he styles himself ‘a child of God’. He is a living condemnation of our way of thinking. We will condemn him to death, for if what he says is true, he will have a protector. So they thought, blinded by their own sins, they fail to understand God’s hidden plan. They never realized a holy and righteous life would have its recompense. It was the devil who brought death into the world and those who take his side will experience it. Wisdom 3:1-10 The souls of the just are in God’s hand, no torment will touch them. In the eyes of the foolish, they are killed and their death reckoned as a defeat. But they are at peace, for though, in the sight of men they may suffer punishment, they have a sure hope of immortality. God has tested them and found them worthy to be His. He put them to the proof like gold in a crucible and found them acceptable. In the time of their judgement, they will shine in glory. They will be judges and rulers over nations and peoples and the Lord will be their King forever. Those who have put their trust in Him, they are His chosen and grace and mercy will be theirs. But the godless will meet with the punishment their evil actions deserve, because they took no heed of justice and rebelled against God. Wisdom 5:1-8 On the Day of reckoning, the just man will take his stand, to confront those who oppressed him and made light of his sufferings. At the sight of him there will be terror and confusion, they are astounded at his unforeseen deliverance. Remorseful, groaning and gasping for breath, they will say: this man was once the target for our contempt. Fools that we were, we held his way of life madness and his end dishonourable. To think he is now counted as a son of God! Reference: Revised English Bible Apocrypha, some verses abridged.
  15. Revelation 3:10

    This doctrine of testing our faith, is contentious. We know that many who have died have not had to 'pass thru fire' or anything like that. Only the early Church and in a few areas of the world today, is any serious testing of a Christians faith happening. So those who have been tested and found worthy, will have their names Written in the Book of Life and will receive immortality at the Great White Throne Judgement. What of those who never experienced a severe test? Only God knows; He is the Judge. Actually, everyone has had to make choices in their life and also whether they properly utilized their talents, etc, will all count, for or against. Revelation 20:13b But today, as we are so close to the Day the God will change the world by fire, on the Day of Judgement when the godless will be destroyed. 2 Peter 3:7 and over 100 other prophesies that graphically describe the forthcoming Lord's Day of wrath, we are the people alive now, who will have to face that terrible Day. So we must 'overcome', or be 'victorious' as 7 Trumpets shows. We must stand firm in our faith that God will keep us safe, as 1000's fall around us. Psalms 91:7, Isaiah 41:13, Isaiah 43:2, Zechariah 9:15-16, 2 Peter 2:9. + We are told to call upon His Name on that Day; Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21 What does help, is to know what it is that God intends to do. The Bible prophets have told us, in great detail exactly what is going to happen. It amazes me that most just ignore, spiritualize, throw into history, or outright reject these prophesies. They will be taken by surprise, shocked and not knowing which way to turn, Luke 21:25-26, we should be aware and prepared for what must come.
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