Covid and the attack on our freedoms

Hello friends, I have been wondering, and praying about what to write about, or to do another video. It seems people are more interested in video presentations.

While I am convinced that the current Covid-19 insanity is a “birth pang” of the End Times events, I am overwhelmed by all the theories about the origins of the “virus”, and even if it really exists or not!

One thing is for certain, governments around the world are using this “pandemic” as an excuse to take away our freedoms! It is unfortunate that most people don’t value the freedoms they were born with!

I am also very concerned with the Canadian Liberal’s Bill C-10 that aims to introduce government censorship on the Internet! Along with this they also intend to re-define words, such as “hate”; Now you will be defined as a “hater” if you criticize someone!

I am going to have to edit some of the articles on this blog, if I want to avoid an encounter with the PC police!

In the mean time, here is a video I found interesting, about the parallels between the current persecution of Christians in Canada, and in Communist China!

Dan

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The Importance of Zephaniah 2

Zephaniah 2:1-3 is an important Scripture passage. This passage changed the way I looked at the End Times Prophecies in the bible!

Once I understood this passage it opened my eyes to the chronological order of the bible’s End Times passages. Things are a little different than what I was taught, but it makes more sense now!

I chose this passage for my second video, because it is so very important, and foundational, to my views on the End Times.

Dan

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My Response to Andy Woods Errors on 2 Thessalonians 2

This is my first attempt at doing a video, so please be understanding! I recently saw Andy Woods’ video where he attempts to say that the word “apostasia” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 can (should) be translated as a physical departure. This is a serious error, and is mishandling of the Word of God. I felt that since the error was published as a video, I should respond with a video. This was my fourth attempt! Hopefully I have been clear enough, to show that he is in error, and that the plain-sense interpretation is always the best!

Andy Woods and other prophecy teachers make a serious error when interpreting 2 Thessalonians 2:3
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An Open Letter to JD Farag

I was watching J.D. Farag the other day and he read from 2 Thessalonians 2:3, from the Geneva Bible, and I noted that they translated the word “apostasia” as departing. He didn’t comment on the passage, but I noted that this translation is a little ambiguous and could be taken as “a departing from this world” instead of “a departing from the faith”, which is what the original meant!

Since my last post about Servus Christi’s attack on the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, and the fact that he singled out J.D. Farag for this very reason, I thought that my readers would find this letter of some value, and it certainly is apropos to both Josh Chavez’ video and J.D. Farag’s!

After all, the things the Spirit shows us aren’t for us alone, but for the edification of the whole body of Christ. I was a little rushed when I wrote this, so I have added comments in (parenthesis) to make the meaning clearer.

J.D. Farag’s video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2W0hiPJzv8 and the part I am referring to is found at the 11:50 point in the video.

Here is my letter:

“(Dear) JD, I was a little disturbed by your reading of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 from the Geneva bible, the other day, especially their use of the word “departing” in place of the phrase “falling away”. It looked like you are playing with the error that this is saying that “before our gathering together unto Jesus in the Rapture, there will be a departure, in the Rapture from this earth first”.

(I know you said that “that day” is referring to the Tribulation, but Paul makes it clear in verse 1 that “that day” is “our gathering together unto Him” which is very clearly the Rapture!)

If ever there was a reason to look to the Greek this is it! The word in question is αποστασια which is transliterated as “apostasia” and is the root of our modern English word Apostasy! Thayer’s defines it as 1. a falling away, defection, apostasy. And, Strong’s defines it as: Feminine of the same as G647; defection from truth [properly the state],[“apostasy”], – falling away, forsake.

By the way G647 is “Apostasion” which means 1. divorce, repudiation 2. a bill of divorce… just for interest’s sake!

(In many ancient cultures women were considered property, without any rights, so in those cultures a woman could not divorce her husband, but they couldn’t stop her from walking away from him! I think this is the difference between apostasion [m] and apostasia [f]. Essentially most of the modern church, who should be the bride of Christ, is walking-away from Him!)

The Geneva bible is correct that this is a “departing from the faith” but the use of the word “departing” could imply “a departure from this world”! This is not what is in view here, and I know some prophecy “scholars” think it is, but they are (seriously) mistaken!

To read it this (your) way, it would sound like this: “concerning the rapture of the Church, and our gathering together unto Him; first must come the Rapture…”! This makes NO SENSE!

No, we are in the midst of a major falling away from the true faith, even as I write to you!

I am saying this as a (Dispensational) Pre-Trib Rapturist, and a friend!

When I started studying prophecy on my own, several years ago, this passage was one of the first things I noticed. What I noticed is that many dispensationalists focus on verses 5-8 because it teaches a pre-Tribulation Rapture, but they ignore verses 1-4!

I also noticed that many from the other camps, such as Amillennialists, ignore verses 5-8 and focus on verses 1-4, because they think it teaches that the Church will go through the Tribulation! Nothing could be further from the truth! (just because you might know who the Antichrist is does not mean you will go through the Great Tribulation!)

Here’s what I think this is saying; There are 2 revealings of the Antichrist; one before the Rapture, and another after the Rapture! These two different revealings are to two different groups of people! The first group is blood-bought-born-again-believers, who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit! This goes along with Amos 3:7 ” Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”

The second group is those who will be saved during the Tribulation, after the Rapture! They will see the sign of the Antichrist renewing a peace deal between the nations of the Gog and Magog war, and Israel! This is not his own peace deal, but a copy of the one which will have been put in place after the Psalm 83 war!

Certainly the Lord put much more in His word than most Christians suspect, but who is in the seat of the prophets today? There are no biblical prophets today, but in their place is the Born-Again Church of the Living God! (Among these are those who have been given the gift of prophecy) These will know who the Antichrist is, shortly before the Rapture, and the reason is that they will attempt to warn the world! Most professing Christians will say “you’re crazy! He’s a man of God!” and I can tell you that no professing Christian who identifies the Antichrist as a man of God will be going in the Rapture! [Unless he repents first!]

There are signs given in the Word, about the End Times, and even who the Antichrist is, but most professing Christians will miss them because they are too much influenced by this world! Too much influenced by western culture, which itself is too heavily influenced by the Roman Church! When the Reformers left Rome they should have left everything Roman behind them, but like Rachel, when she left her father, who took one of his idols with her, the Protestants clung to too much of Rome, for their own (detriment)!

So, now, dear brother, please go and read 2 Thes. 2:1-8 with this in mind, and see if what I am saying makes some sense?

God Bless,

Dan Knezacek”

The whole passage should always be read together, and it reads as follows:

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. 2 Thes.2:1-4

Really the rest of the chapter, especially verses 5-8 should be read at the same time, but I will let you read it on your own!

The “day of Christ” not only includes the Tribulation, but also the Rapture of the Bride! How you will view the “day of Christ” depends on where you are; for those on earth it will be the worst time in the history of the planet, Hell on earth, but for those in Heaven it will be the best time they have ever experienced!

If I could sum up what I am saying it is this, I believe that 1 Thess. 2:3 is saying “let no man deceive you by any means, for the day of our gathering together unto Jesus will not occur until the great falling away occurs, and the Antichrist will be revealed, the son of perdition”. The next 4 verses say that the Antichrist will be revealed when “he who hindereth”, the Holy Spirit indwelt Church, is taken out of the way”!

This is not a contradiction! The Antichrist will be revealed to two different groups of people at two different times; the first is the true Church, before the Rapture, and before he has power to harm them, and the second is to the Tribulation saints, after the Rapture!

Why would the Holy Spirit show the true Church who the Beast is before the Rapture? So they have a chance to warn the world! They won’t believe you when you tell them, and they might persecute you for what you are saying, but some of them will understand after the Rapture!

Are you looking for signs of imminent Rapture? The first revealing of the Antichrist is one of them, and the current apostasy in professing Christendom is another! A couple of other signs are the Psalm 83 war, and following it, the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39! When you see all of these things, look up, for your redemption draweth nigh!

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Servus Christi’s Serious Error on the Rapture

For many months now I have been following a guy on Youtube who calls himself “Servus Christi”. His real name is Joshua Chavez.

A great many of the Servus Christi videos focus on exposing heresy among NAR leaders, and the hypocrisy of many Christian leaders who say the biblical thing, and then chum around with wild heretics. Franklin Graham and Jack Hibbs are two examples of this type of error, which he has exposed. Up until recently I have been in complete agreement with what he has been doing! In going after these groups and exposing evangelical hypocrisy, he is following the Lord’s, and the Apostles’ examples!

I was troubled a few months ago, however, when he did a video saying that a born-again, saved person, can lose their salvation! This error is common among some Charismatics, and I wrote a letter to him on his blog, biblically showing him his error, but I never heard back from him.

I left it at that, and hoped that he had read my letter, until on the 9th of December, 2020, he did a video called “The Rapture Deception”.

With a title like that I knew I had to watch it, but really didn’t want to, because I thought the title told me everything I needed to know.

Well, I watched it over a couple of sittings, and while I disagree with his general thesis, I must say he has come upon some of the very same problems I had, when I began studying biblical End Times Prophecies. While these problems do exist, there is always a biblical way of harmonizing the Scriptures without throwing out the baby with the bath water!

Among his first errors is the statement that “Dispensationalism is a new thing, dating back no farther than 200 years”. There is a book which I have in my collection, called “Dispensationalism Before Darby“, which documents dispensationalism back to the early years of Christianity. To be sure, the Roman Catholic Church attempted to stamp out this doctrine, by persecuting and killing its adherents, but it keeps on popping-up every century or so, and has done so for a very long time. To be sure, many ancient Dispensationalists had a slightly different understanding than we do today, but they did have many common elements with us! This error of Servus Christi is an error of ignorance!

Nobody knows everything about the bible’s End Times prophecies, including Darby, or Scofield. The Lord included everything we need in the Scriptures, even with regard to this subject, but he has been gradually opening eyes over the centuries, as the time of the End of the Age draws closer. As we approach the End of the Age, the biblical End Times picture is becoming clearer, but it is a process, and it is not over yet!

At the time of the Apostles, their task was to build the Christian Church, and to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world. This was their focus, and not the End Times prophecies. They knew enough for their generation, but they didn’t know everything. I doubt that even the Apostles themselves understood everything about all that they themselves had written, unless they were told to “keep quiet and focus on the Gospel”. That seems to be Daniel’s situation, and it may have been John’s and Paul’s as well.

Still I have found that there is much more in the Word of God than most Christians, and even Dispensationalists understand! The truth is that we won’t find it if we don’t look for it!

One thing that struck me about Chavez’ video is that he never once addressed God’s plan for, and promises to, the nation of Israel! While he addressed several New Testament passages, he never once addressed the books of the Old Testament! The book of Revelation itself has over 500 references to the Old Testament. Chavez frequently refers to Revelation but never goes to the Old Testament! Not even once! This is a huge problem, and explains the root of his error! God has a plan for the nation of Israel, and the seven year Great Tribulation has been spoken of as the time of Israel’s restoration, since Moses wrote Deuteronomy chapter 4! I wrote about this in my last post, but let’s take a quick look at it again;

25 When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to anger:

26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.

27 And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you.

28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;

31 (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

Moses foretold of the apostasy, and scattering of Israel, and of the rejection of their Messiah. He also told them, and us, that the Tribulation they would go through was for the purpose of restoring Israel! You see that God, who told Israel all these things had a plan for their restoration even as He was telling them of their judgment and dispersion in the nations of the world!

Notice in verses 29-31, the phrase, “when thou art in tribulation”? While “tribulation” simply means “trouble” and Israel has been through many tribulations over the millennia, the qualifying phrase shows us the time frame of the fulfillment of this prophecy “even in the latter days”. This is the same time frame that is mentioned in the book of Daniel, commonly referred to as “Daniel’s seventieth week”. It is also referred to as “the time of Jacob’s trouble” in Jeremiah 30;

7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

The “time of Jacob’s Trouble” was not the 70AD destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion of the survivors. That was merely the fulfillment of Deuteronomy 4:27! Neither was Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust the time of Jacob’s Trouble! It was merely another pogrom! No! The Time of Jacob’s Trouble will be much worse than WW2! It will even be worse than the Gog and Magog war, of Ezekiel 38-39! It will be the worst time this planet has ever had!

Notice that it is the “time of Jacob’s trouble” and not “the time of the Church’s trouble”! The focus of the Tribulation period is on Israel. On the descendants of Jacob!

Israel was called by God to be His missionary nation to the world. They failed in this endeavour, and while they did send a few missionaries to a handful of places, they really weren’t concerned about the plight of the Gentiles. Jonah’s attitude is typical of the attitude of the Jews towards the Gentiles, although he was one of the few who actually went to a Gentile nation!

This will change during the Great Tribulation!

Read this End Times prophecy from Isaiah 26:

17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.

18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Notice the beginning statement “Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery”. This reference to a pregnant woman in labour pains, is always a reference to the End Times. This kind of reference is found in almost all of the OT prophecies concerning the Great Tribulation.

Notice the phrase in verse 18 “we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth”. This simply means that they have been wasting their time, and have not brought the gospel to the nations! The 144,000 Jewish evangelists of Revelation 7 and 14 have 3 1/2 years to make-up for Israel’s failure to evangelize the nations! (At the mid-point of the Tribulation they will be raptured directly to Heaven!)

All the saved Gentiles of the Tribulation Period are “jewels in Israel’s crown”! Israel will finally become God’s missionary nation! This is a testament to the love and mercy of God, that he will still be merciful to Israel after some 2,700 years of apostasy! He will still keep His promises to Israel after 2,700 years of rebellion!

Josh Chavez says that there is no place in Scripture where the Rapture is spelled out exactly as the Dispensationalists teach it; the resurrection of the saints, the rapture, and then the Great Tribulation, but we have this exact sequence in Isaiah 26:19-21. It also tells us that the Old Testament saints will also be resurrected at the same time as the Church-Age saints, for Isaiah himself looks forward to his own resurrection at this time!

So, verse 19 speaks of the resurrection of the saints, OT and Church-Age together. Verse 20 is the Rapture of the living believers to their “chambers” spoken of by Jesus in John 14:2 as “mansions”, and the “little moment” is the 7 year Tribulation. Verse 21 is the 7 year Tribulation, where the wrath of God is poured out on unbelieving mankind!

Zephaniah 2:1-3 covers the same time period;

1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

2 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger come upon you.

3 Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.

The Greek word for Church is “Ekklesia” which means a called-out assembly. When Gentiles are saved they instantly join the Church of Jesus Christ; they are “called-out” of the nation they were born in. It is the same for Jewish believers; when a Jew gets saved they are called-out of Israel, and are a part of the Church of Jesus Christ! As Christians our citizenship is in Heaven and not in any nation on this earth!

Therefore, in verse 1, the “nation not desired” is 100% made up of unbelieving Israelites! There may be a few believers living geographically among them, but God no longer considers them a part of the nation! They are His Bride!

So where are they not desired? They are not desired in Heaven, in their state of unbelief! They can’t come to Heaven with their sin still clinging to them! Rather, they are being called back to the Land of Israel, because God will deal with them there! Like a defective product, they are called back to the place of manufacture, so they can be repaired! Verse 2 tells us that they will all return to the land of Israel BEFORE the beginning of the Great Tribulation, the time of Jacob’s trouble!

It thus follows, logically, that if you are reading a passage which speaks of Israel’s re-gathering to the land, regardless of which book it is in, it is a pre-Tribulation passage! Keep this God-given rule in mind when reading prophetic Scriptures!

Verse 3 is another reference to the Rapture! Not every Church member will be raptured, but only those who have been born-again by the Spirit of God, and washed in the blood of the Lamb! This is why it says “it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.” There is a Harlot Church that will see very few members, if any, Raptured! The “meek of the earth” here are the Church, and their hiding is not on the earth, but is in their mansions/dwelling places in Heaven, the same place mentioned in Isaiah 26:20, and John 14:2!

It certainly is not guaranteed that every “Church Member” will be Raptured, but only those who are born-again! Don’t think that by saying the “sinner’s prayer” or getting baptized will guarantee a place in Heaven, you must believe all that the Scriptures say about Jesus, and you must be trusting Him to save you! Do you believe some of what the Scriptures say? Then keep reading and keep on believing! Do you dislike some of what it says about Jesus? Believe it anyway! The entire bible, from Genesis to Revelation, was inspired by the same God, who never changes!

By skipping so much in the Old Testament, Josh Chavez has missed the whole reason for the Tribulation, and the Rapture!

Joshua Chavez has made several other serious errors, which can lead his viewers into serious error, and I won’t leave this alone, but I will leave the rest for next time.

Dan

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Did Moses write about the Tribulation?

Like many, I have been watching the American elections over the last few weeks, and I would like to remind you that God is still in control. He’s not surprised, troubled, or worried about the events in the USA. On the other hand there are some things that are more important than politics.

Years ago I came to the realization that God has placed a lot more information in the bible than any of us suspects. You and I can’t access that information as fleshly persons, but only as we lean on Him, and ask Him to guide us!

I was recently thinking about Jesus statements in John 5

45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.

46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

If Moses wrote about Jesus, and he did, did he also write about the End Times events of the Tribulation, and the book of Revelation?

This was the thought that was in the back of my mind as I recently started reading the books of Moses again. I wasn’t really searching for anything in particular, but just looking for what He has for me today. I encountered several things that I hadn’t seen before, and each one is a blessing, but I was stunned when I got to Deuteronomy 4! Here is the first mention of the Tribulation in the bible;

25 When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to anger:

26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.

27 And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you.

28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;

31 (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

Moses actually prophesied the entire future of his people, Israel, in these few verses!

The tendency of Israel to serve false gods is spoken of in verses 25 – 28, and their resultant dispersion among the nations in verses 27-28. Oh, if only they could have been faithful!

Notice the faithfulness of God, in verse 29, that though they would spend millennia serving false Gods, if they would turn and seek the Lord their God, that He would save them, even in the places where they were scattered!

God has always had a remnant of believers among the Israelites, even during the Church Age. At times the number of Jews in the Church has been very small, but there has always been a few descendants of Jacob who have received Jesus as their Lord and Saviour!

The verses in question, in relation to the Great Tribulation, are verses 30 and 31.

30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;

31 (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

The word “tribulation” simply means “trouble” but in the context of “even in the latter days” it sets the event as the one known as “the time of Jacob’s trouble”, or the Great Tribulation as found in the book of Revelation! Yes, this is a reference to the time of the Antichrist, the beast, the little horn, found in the book of Daniel!

The latter days are the days in which we live. When this age is over, there will be only a seven year Great Tribulation period, and then the thousand year rule of Jesus Christ. This will be the closing age of this earth!

Israel is back in the land, although not all of them have returned just yet, but they will, and the events of the next few years will accelerate their return.

Indeed this event is also referred to in the book of Zechariah 10-14, and only one third of the nation will survive, as stated in chapter13:8-9. It is to that one third that God’s promises are directed in Romans 11:26.

Though Moses only mentions this period very briefly, his summary shows some of the very important things about this time period; when he says “ When thou art in tribulation” he shows that this period is about Israel. This is why the Rapture of the Church will occur before this period begins; it is about Israel, and it is Israel’s time to come to Christ, and to evangelize the world, which they were originally commissioned to do, but failed!

If the Church was still here, evangelizing the world, there would be no need for Israel to send out missionaries, however they will actually send out 144,000 missionaries into all the world!

There will be remnants of the Church here, the apostate Church, however, they won’t be evangelizing the world at that time, but actually supporting the Antichrist! No, the Great Tribulation is about Israel, and the multitudes of Gentiles who are saved in that time will be jewels in Israel’s crown!

This is the mercy of God, that He would give Israel another change to obey, after thousands of years of disobedience!

The first mention of the Tribulation in the bible is in Deuteronomy 4:30, written by the pen of Moses the prophet. It has been there since the beginning of the bible!

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Donald Trump’s Treaties between Israel and the Arabs

If you haven’t been entirely distracted with the Covid-19 news you may have noticed that President Trump has been busy brokering peace treaties between Israel and some of her Arab neighbours.

In fact the latest news is that there are as many as 9 Arab nations who are at the point of signing treaties to normalize relations with Israel!

A lot of people are shouting “Peace in our Time”, but I have a different take than this.  I don’t trust man, especially unbelievers!

Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. Jeremiah 17:5

When I first heard Bill Salus on the radio, speaking about Psalm 83, I realized that this war explains why the Arabs are not a part of the Ezekiel 38-39 war. In fact I realized it before he was finished speaking! As I have done further research my conclusions have been confirmed over and over again.

This war comes first, and the Arabs will sue for peace, so that by the time the Ezekiel 38-39 war occurs, they will not join it, but will protest the invasion!  This is spoken of in Ezekiel 38:13;

Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

Sheba, Dedan, and Tarshish are all Arab entities.  While there were a number of Tarshises in the bible, the statement “Art thou come to take a spoil?” indicates that the invading armies must come through these people’s territories to get to Israel; in other words, they are local neighbours of Israel, and not far away in parts of Africa, Spain, or England!

Tarsus is a city in Turkey, and as such is a part of the invading armies!  They will not have one of their own cities protesting the war!  No way!

The city of Tartus, in Syria, is likely the one being referenced here, since Damascus will be destroyed earlier during the Psalm 83 war, so its replacement will be the Syrian port of Tartus!

It is likely that the Saudi city of Riyadh will be replaced by the Saudi city of Dedan, after being destroyed during the same war as Damascus!

I am not sure where Sheba is, but it is still a part of this trio of Arab cities which protest the Russo-Iranian armies attack!  (Western Europe, including Britain, will also be a part of this attack)

So, how do today’s “peace treaties” fit into this scenario? They are the “crafty counsel” part of verse 3! The Arabs will put on an act and the US will leave the region, thinking they have achieved peace! Then when the USA is distracted, perhaps by a civil war, the Arabs will attack, and Israel will be caught off guard. It will be so bad, and Israel in so much danger of being pushed into the sea, that they will be forced to use their nuclear weapons!

This result is not mentioned in the Psalm, but can be found in places like Isaiah 17:1, 19:18, and in Zechariah 11:1-2.

Read the whole psalm, but here are verses 1-8. Notice the “crafty counsel” in verse 3; up until now, the Arabs have never been “crafty” in their wars against Israel. They have just massed their armies on the border, and attacked! Now they are following Mohammad’s example in the Treaty of Hudaybiyya; he gave his word to the people of Mecca, and then broke it a couple of years later. He kept it long enough for them to let their guard down!

 1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. Psalm 83:1-8

As I said, read the rest of the psalm. As you study the names of the attackers, you will find that they are the patriarchs of the modern Arab nations which surround Israel.  For instance Assur was the father of Assyria, which is the modern nation of Iraq.  Edom, Moab and “the children of Lot” (Ammon) are still with us today, living on the same land as their ancestors, just across the river from Israel.  Ishmael is Saudi Arabia.  Gebal and Tyre are known as Lebanon today.  The Hagarenes live in the south of Syria, so Syria will be involved.  The Amalekites live in the Sinai peninsula, which is an Egyptian territory today, so they will drag Egypt into this war.

The Philistines?  When Mohammad took over the territory of the Philistines, his armies killed every man who wouldn’t convert to Islam, and then forced their wives to marry Muslim warriors, so the people of the Gaza strip are descendants of Philistines and Arabs.  They too will join this war!  God is never wrong, and when he uses the term “Philistines” you can bet that there are modern descendants of the ancient arch-enemies of Israel, still alive today!

Mark my words, these peace treaties will be broken by the Arabs, and the resulting war will trigger the End Times!

After Israel is forced to use Weapons of Mass Destruction a European leader will broker a peace treaty between Israel and the Arabs that will actually work! This man is NOT THE ANTICHRIST, but his treaty will be the model for the Antichrist’s treaty after the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39! This is why it says “he confirms a covenant” (or strengthens a covenant); it’s not his, but came from a predecessor, and he will use it for his own purposes!

The Rapture? This will occur after the Gog and Magog war! This is one of the last great signs before the Rapture!  Checkout some of my articles about it, or read my book!

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Moses’ Prophecy of the Great Tribulation

Did Moses write about the End Times Great Tribulation, of the book of Revelation? I believe he did, and when we are done, I believe you will too!  The prophecies of Moses didn’t come from Moses; they came from God Himself!

In Deuteronomy chapter 4 Moses is reminding Israel of all the they had witnessed the Lord do for them, from the time they left Egypt until the fortieth year of wandering, and he tells them that they will not be faithful enough to the Lord, for Him to keep them in the Land:

26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.

27 And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you.

28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

God was not surprised when the Hebrews turned and followed every false religion under the sun! In fact he predicted it in these verses. There are Israelites today who are Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Witches (Wiccans), New Agers, Athiests, and etc.! God knows where they are. He hasn’t forgotten them!  He will bring them back to the land, in His time!  They can’t resist His call!

29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

There has always been a remnant of Israel who have followed their God, the Lord Jesus Christ. There were many Christian Jews who were destroyed in the concentration camps in Hitler’s Germany. They were surprised that they were included with the Jews, because they were Christians. They didn’t realize that Hitler and the Nazis were NOT Christians!

As we near the Great Tribulation there are more and more Jewish Christians in Israel. They will be missed on the day of the Rapture, and their disappearance will provoke their countrymen, and women, to search the Scriptures, and they will find Jesus!

30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; Deuteronomy 4:26-30 (note: there is more. please read the entire chapter)

The phrase “even in the latter days” is a clue, that God has a specific time for the fulfillment of this prophecy. It will take the events of the Tribulation to wake-up this people!

In the next chapter (5), Moses reminds them of the Lord speaking directly to the people of Israel from the cloud in the wilderness, that He gave them the ten commandments directly, (not through Moses), which were then written on stone tablets by the hand of God Himself!

The people of Israel declared “this law is good, and we will obey it” to which Moses replies;

28 And the Lord heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the Lord said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken.

29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

The Lord laments that, while they said they would obey Him, that they wouldn’t do it, and all of His prophecies against Israel would have to come to pass, as a result!

They have, for millennia, and they will reach their peak in the soon coming Great Tribulation, of Deuteronomy 4:25, also known as The Time of Jacob’s Trouble!

 

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Covid-19 Analysis by a PhD Scientist

I’m going to make this quick.

I saw this article on principia-scientific.org but I didn’t watch the interview between Del Bigtree and Dr. Denis Rancourt, PhD. until much later.

What an excellent interview!  If you want to know what is going on with Covid-19, the Chinese Coronavirus, then take the time to watch this interview.  You won’t find this much truth on the major media outlets!

This is very relevant to the study of the bible’s End Times Prophecies.  Everything that has been going on this year has to do with the bible’s End Times Prophecies!  The globalists are using this situation to push for the kingdom of the Antichrist!  They are attempting to see how far they can push us, really as an experiment in conditioning.

In the same vein, the Antifa/BLM riots are not about the murder of George Floyd!  They’re not about Black Lives at all!  The only Black Lives they care about are the ones they can manipulate for their own political gain; they want to destroy our nations and replace them with a Soviet Union style of Communist Dictatorship!

Here’s another one;

I would also recommend that you read the older articles on Principia-Scientific.org

COVID Deaths at Lowest Levels Since Start of Pandemic – Media Silent

Another excellent resource is wattsupwiththat.com  

I first heard about the anti-viral, and specifically anti-coronavirus, properties of hydroxychloroquine from an article on this website, a few days before Donald Trump spoke about it, sparking a huge controversy that is still going on.

I was originally interested in wattsupwiththat because of the many excellent articles about global warming and climate alarmism, but over the last 4 months or so there have been many excellent articles about the Wuhan virus .

In both of these sites you can go back through old articles.  The articles are written by a variety of authors, many with scientific credentials, and some have worldviews I don’t agree with, so please exercise discernment.

Dan

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The Mark of the Beast, and the Unforgivable Sin

A couple of years ago I heard a rumour that Brannon Howse was saying that it is possible to take the mark of the beast and still get saved later.

I have often listened to Brannon’s radio program, and had not heard him say this, so I thought it was just a rumour. The subject did not come up in any of the Worldview Weekend episodes that I had listened to.

Well, the other day, I was watching Joshua Chavez from Servus Christi and when his video was done Youtube just went to another related video by Jacob Prasch of Moriel Ministries, and there in the middle of it were Brannon Howse, Jimmy DeYoung and John MacArthur all saying that it is possible to take the mark of the beast and get saved later! In fact they were congratulating themselves that they had come to the same conclusion as John MacArthur!

As I listened I heard one of them say that “this is not a salvation issue” and that “this is not the unforgiveable sin”! Well, you can come to that conclusion if you add things to the Scriptures, but if you read it in context, you can’t come to this conclusion!

(Interestingly, in the last few weeks there were a bunch of videos about this, and most of them have disappeared!  Someone is apparently doing damage control!  I have the audio of Brannon’s program, in .mp3 format, and I will email it to anyone who sends me their email address and asks for it.  As far as I can see, if you make a public mistake, you need to publicly recant your error!  I would like to see these men do this, but so far there is no evidence they have done so!  If they have done so, I will post a video of their recantation in this article.)

There is an element of truth in what they are saying; their statement is based on the fact that God will forgive anyone who repents. This is absolutely true, but they have missed something; that the Holy Spirit is the one who leads us to Repentance. We can’t repent without the Holy Spirit!

They are also missing the biblical definition of the unforgiveable sin, Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, but this is, in fact, what is going on in Revelation 13 and 14!

Please read chapter 13 of Revelation, it sets the context for the mark of the beast;

CHAPTER 13.

1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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?
5 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.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 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.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 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.
16 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:
17 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.
18 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.

Notice verse 6. This is very relevant to the subject of the unforgiveable sin, particularly the last phrase

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

“Them that dwell in Heaven” is a reference to the Church-Age saints who had recently been Raptured. This blasphemy is not primarily against them, but mainly against the One who took them to Heaven by His power, the Holy Spirit!

His blasphemy turns Heaven into Hell, and the Holy Spirit into Satan!

Now here is Jesus talk about Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit;

  22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
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:
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.
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. Matthew 12:22-32

Do you see how Jesus defined the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Ghost)? They were watching Jesus cast out demons by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the Pharisees were attributing this Power to be the Power of Satan! (Beelzebub, the lord of the flies, is simply another name for Satan, the prince of the demons!)

So what Jesus was saying is that if you attribute a genuine miracle done by the Holy Spirit, to be the work of Satan, you are committing the unforgiveable sin!

I have heard many Christians say that Jesus must be physically on the earth for someone to commit the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit! This is incorrect! Jesus did not define this sin by saying that He must be physically on the earth for this to occur; this is something that men have added to the text.  He very clearly said that all blasphemies directed at Himself, can be forgiven.  This is not exactly about Jesus, but about the Holy Spirit Himself, who is Christ’s representative on the earth today!

Just because Jesus was on the earth in Matthew 12 does not mean that He must be on the earth for the Holy Spirit to perform a genuine miracle! He only said that attributing a genuine miracle of the Holy Spirit to be the work of Satan is all that is required to commit Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit!

There is one miracle that occurs every day on the earth; people are saved, and come to faith and repentance in the Lord Jesus Christ!

If you ever see a terrible sinner profess to be saved by the blood of Jesus, don’t ever deny that person was saved; you don’t know! Accept their profession with joy and watch to see if there is a change in their life! Don’t expect perfection, but there should be a change. Leave it up to the Lord to decide who is or who is not saved!

Now back to the Rapture; Jesus is not physically on the earth during the Rapture, but He is physically in the sky above the earth, calling His saints Home! (1 Thess. 4:16) They then meet Him in the air! This is the context of the Rapture, shortly before the Beast blasphemes those who dwell in Heaven!

Now go back to Revelation 13:6. Who will be living in Heaven at this time? Who would the Antichrist really like to discredit? In fact he must discredit these people if his own “ministry” is to have any credibility: he is blaspheming the Church of Jesus Christ who shortly before had been Raptured to Heaven!

The Antichrist is not talking about the Church-Age saints who had passed away throughout the ages. Rather, he must discredit the Rapture of the Church, because the world has recently witnessed this event, and if they believe the Christians were taken to Heaven by Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, there is no way they will accept the Antichrist as the Saviour of the World, even though they have seen him die, in verse 3, and then having been raised from the dead!

The creatures commonly referred to as “Aliens” are actually demons, or devils, and Satan is the chief of the demons. So if the Antichrist says that “Aliens took the Christians, because they were not able to transition to the New Paradigm” he is saying that Satan did it! He is attributing the work of the Holy Spirit to be the work of Satan!

When the people of the world take the mark of the beast, they are saying that they agree with his blasphemy against the Holy Spirit; that the Christians were taken by Aliens, because they were not able to transition to the New World Order, or to the New Paradigm! In other words, he is basically saying that Satan has taken the Church to a place of punishment!

This is exactly what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 12:31-32! Jesus calls the Church to Himself, and they come through the power of the Holy Spirit, but the Antichrist says it was Satan!

What is the role of the Holy Spirit, in Salvation? What did Jesus say?

  7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

You see, the Holy Spirit is essential for Salvation. He is the one who uses Scripture to convict us of our sin, and leads us to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ! Without His work, we cannot be saved!

So, Jesus is saying that if anyone attributes the work of the Holy Spirit to Satan, this is the unforgivable sin, but He does not have to damn that person, all He has to do is to stop what He normally does. When He is the victim of this supreme insult, He just walks away! He is so good that if they would repent He would save them, but they can’t repent without Him!

11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.  Mark 4:11-12

God will forgive everyone who repents!  While God wants everyone to be saved, He is not willing to save anyone their own way, they must come to Him on His terms!  You must come to Him, admitting that you are a sinner, and admitting that He is the only Saviour!  He is Holy, and you are not! 

When you declare the work of the Holy Spirit to be the work of Satan, you are declaring yourself to be God, and He loses interest in saving you.

I wanted to skip the first few verses of chapter 14, but really you should read the whole chapter, because it is all relevant to the subject.

 6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Rev. 14:6-1
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This explains why verses 9-11 say that if any man worship the beast and take his mark, they will drink the wine of the wrath of God, and will be tormented with fire and brimstone, in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb, for ever!

I think that some will have doubts about taking the mark of the Beast, because of the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and because they have heard warnings about it from believers, but in the interests of saving their lives many will do it. Once they have taken the mark, I believe they will have a supernatural “peace” about their decision!

The Holy Spirit will no longer convict them about their sin, from that moment on, and they will no longer be bothered by their conscience! They will be so “at peace” about having taken the mark that they will have no problem with turning in believers to be beheaded!

Those who thought “I will take the mark now, and later I will accept Jesus as my Saviour” will NEVER get around to accepting Jesus Christ as their Saviour, because at the moment they took the mark, the Holy Spirit walked away from them, never to bother them again!

Brannon Howse, John MacArthur, and Jimmy DeYoung are performing a great disservice to the lost people of the Tribulation period, because they are giving them an excuse to take the Mark of the Beast!  This is a fatal mistake from which they will never repent! Never, until they open their eyes up in Hell, and then it will be too late!

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