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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Thy Kingdom Come...


We just finished an election here in the U.S. for a new President, but my faith is not in an elected man, no matter how good his intention or promise to restore greatness to America again.

I’m a follower of Yeshua HaMashiach, the humble Torah teacher, Messiah ben Joseph, the coming Messiah ben David, King and High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek, the first and the last, savior, redeemer King of kings and Lord of lords.

So, I want to do what God placed me on this earth to do, to let you and others know the good news that Yeshua, aka Jesus and Abba Father are “one” echad in spirit and truth.

The gospel of the Kingdom, the good news declared by Yeshua. The Spirit of El Shaddai in the flesh came to earth in the form of a man to restore the broken covenant between mankind and God that divorced us from the physical presence of Elohim Almighty and the co-existence of heaven and earth, aka the Kingdom.

Jesus gave His life like the offering of a lamb on the altar as an atonement exchange for salvation from sin to provide resurrection and restoration of creation as God intended it in Eden. So get real, forget about floating around on a cloud in Heaven, the Kingdom of Heaven is coming back to Earth. Despite the sermons or New York Times best sellers you may have read, the Bible promises that the Kingdom of Heaven is coming back to Earth.

The good news then, the Gospel is that Kingdom of God is coming to Earth as it is in Heaven, Eden will be restored as it was intended from the beginning.

In the Creator’s timing, and according to His plan, the Kingdom of God will be restored on Earth and the stones He uses to accomplish this are His people, their faces are the image of God etched in the faith of Abraham and serving in the kingship of David, but the message of The Kingdom can get lost, so its time to turn away from the false hope of floating on a cloud of bliss playing a harp behind pearly gates, it's not found in the Bible.

Its time to stand alert and boldly proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom, take hold of the shield of faith, put on the helmet of salvation, strap on the sword of truth and buckle up with righteousness because the fearful glory of Heaven is coming to Earth.

Its time to get it right and reflect the razor sharp truth of the Scriptures to others.

This past week, I was blessed to hear a presentation on sharing the Gospel and the next day I received this message from a dear friend who "follows" the Messiah...

Have we reduced His voice to white noise?

I keep catching myself striving to hear from God. Bear with me, I know that He speaks though his Word, for where would I be without that? I know the heavens declare his glory, day after day they pour forth speech. I praise God for these. I just find myself hungering to hear him MORE! He is Immanuel. God with us. God with me! My ever constant companion. Assuming I were ever quiet, wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect to hear from my companion throughout the day, every day?

I use to think it was some level of spiritual maturity I needed to attain in order to hear His voice in this way. Maybe when I have uncovered every hidden sin and spent X amount of time reading my bible and praying, then maybe I could hear him speak to me like that. Or, maybe if I would sit in silence for extended periods of times.

While all those things are probably good and even profitable for hearing him, I think I have made this altogether too complex. What if my striving is the very thing keeping me from what I desire? What if instead of me becoming ‘more’ to hear him, I need to become ‘less’.

“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” 1 Corinthians 8:1

“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

Oh Lord, I fear the puffing up has clogged up my ears. In my ‘sound doctrine’, have I put into a box what hearing from you is supposed to be like?

I remember when I first moved to California, I was totally taken by the mountains. There was one specific spot where I struggled to keep my eyes on the road at all because of the majesty of the view. Completely breathtaking. Yet, after some time of driving that same stretch day after day, would you believe I forgot the mountains were even there? I didn’t notice them at all. Why? Did the mountains lose their splendor? Oh, Lord, have I treated you like that mountain?

“He who has ears, let him hear!” Matthew 11:15 & Matthew 13:9

Oh, how that verse pierces me! He has given me all the equipment! I just haven’t been using it. I want to hear you God, how can I open my ears?

“For it was you who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

Wait a minute! I was created for this! No created thing has to strive to do the very thing it was created for? You created me for relationship with you! This hunger to hear you, is from you! You love me! You designed me! All of me, all of my senses, with relationship with you as priority #1! You are most definitely speaking to me!

You are speaking to me so much, with everything in me and around me. You ARE pouring forth speech. You speak with such generosity, that we have considered it white noise, or ‘my imagination’. Unclog my ears Lord Jesus! Scrub them clean from preconceived notions and lies that I have believed. Cleanse them from the noise of this world and the noise of my striving flesh.

Make me like a child. At peace just to be in my Daddy’s arms. No theology to complicate things... just the love of a Father and his daughter. You do not withhold your life giving words from me. You aren’t holding anything back from me. Thank you! My ears and all of my senses, all of me, look to you. Wide eyed and confident that I was made for this.

This song is playing in my head…

‘May we never lose our wonder! Wide eyed and mystified, may we be just like a child, staring at the beauty of our King!’

May it be so.

The wonder of the amazing good news of the Kingdom of God is that this hope of the coming of our King will be so. Jeremiah describes this time:
"And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more." Jeremiah 31:34
The humble Yeshua HaMashiach came as the Word of God, the Torah in the flesh to live it out righteously as a man so that He could overcome the death penalty of sin given in Eden through giving His righteousness life as a sin offering for those that believe in faith just like Abraham.

Today, like Abraham, we can walk in loving obedience to His instruction as we wait for the day that HaMashiach will return quickly in His glory as King Messiah to fulfill the appointed Fall Feasts just as He humbly gave His life offering and resurrection at the Spring Feasts. When He does return, He will re-establish the throne of David in Jerusalem. There as the prophet Nathan said, He will rule the Kingdom by the constitution that defines His righteousness and instruction, it is called the Torah, the teaching of God.

Jesus never did away with the Torah because it is God's instruction for life in the Kingdom. He revealed the Torah in the flesh and lived the perfect life to uplift the Torah for all to see the way of His Kingdom.


The Kingdom is the good news declared by the prophets.


What is the Gospel message? The standard response to this question has to do with the death, burial and resurrection of the Messiah, and an individual attaining salvation by "putting their faith" in Him. Yet, the disciples preached "the gospel" before He died and before they ever knew of His fulfillment of Passover according to Luke 9:1-6:
"And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.” And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere."
Nowhere in the gospels do we see them preaching of the coming death, burial and resurrection of Messiah before Yeshua died, yet there they were preaching "the gospel" proclaiming the kingdom.

The Gospel is not a "new message" of the "New Testament." In a broad way, the gospel it is everything the Torah points to and that is the ultimate role of Messiah. The New Testament even tells us that the gospel was preached to the children of Israel in Moses' time:
"Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith. Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, `They shall never enter my rest.'" And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world. For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work." And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest." It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience." Hebrews 4:1-6
Believe it or not then, the “restoration” of God's Kingdom way is a big part of the good news message, and it is the very gospel that Jesus preached to all that would hear and His gospel is about the acceptable year of The Lord.

To understand this in a deeper way we have to look back to David. King David was an elect man of God, not the people. He was anointed in power by the Spirit of God as king of Israel:
"So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon David." 1Samuel 16:13
When we look prophetically at the account of Samuel we see a mirror image of John's 'mikveh' ministry at the Jordan River:
"Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22
It’s hard to fathom for some, but Jesus did not tell the crowds that followed Him that He came to give His life on the Passover cross to accomplish His goal to bind the death penalty of willful sin declared at Eden. Yet, John prophetically hinted at this at the baptism....

Instead, Yeshua waited and told His disciples privately of the cross just before He went up to Jerusalem on His Passover day of glory to begin the work of restoration only after John the immerser, aka John 'the Baptist' had been arrested, ending his prophetic assignment to preach repentance and declare: "behold the lamb of God":
"The next day, he saw Yeshua coming to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29
When he did this, John was declaring the foreshadowing of the lamb that Abraham prophesied to his son Issac:
"Abraham said, "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they both went together." Genesis 22:8
Before that day, John the Levite declared Yeshua a worthy offering. Yeshua's gospel message preached to the masses was that the Kingdom of God, the Tabernacle of David was near and that it would be restored as promised a thousand years earlier to David by Nathan.

The foundation of the prophetic promise of the Kingdom of God begins in 1Samuel 24:20 when the king chosen by men, King Saul, tells the shepherd David that he knows he is the one chosen to be king by Almighty God:
“And now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.”
Not long after Saul spoke, Nathan declared the Word of God to David, it was the same Kingdom promise Yeshua was preaching across Israel. The Kingdom gospel message is clarified in 2Samuel 7:11–16:
“The Lord also declares to you that the Lord will make a house for you. When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever... Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever.”
For a moment, try to imagine if you can, Jesus declaring the promise God gave Nathan (in Hebrew meaning "giver") to declare to God's shepherd servant David. During the ministry of Jesus, this was the 1,000 year old “forever” promise that everyone, literally anyone living in Israel at that time knew by heart and waited for. They were all looking for the coming of the Son of David, the Messiah from the House of King David.

They all knew this promise as the kingship of Melech HaMoshiach. Luke records the Spirit of God anointed Yeshua to preach the gospel:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord." Luke 4:18-19

Try to imagine the scene on a hillside in Galilee…


The "forever" promise of the acceptable year of the Lord the prophet Nathan had been given by God to proclaim to David was "near" to the ears and hearts of those that were afflicted by violent Roman occupation and rule.

For years and throughout the generations since king David, the Jewish people had held to the prophetic promise given by Nathan and they waited for the good news of King Messiah spoken of so long ago, but they forgot the storyline... Before he was king, David was a shepherd, so Messiah must be too.

"I will raise up your offspring after you..."

Some of Israel also "forgot" the Kings David's descendant must first sit at the right hand of God before He would rule as King, but even David knew this because he wrote of it:
“‘Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.’ The Lord will stretch forth your strong scepter from Zion, saying, ‘Rule in the midst of Your enemies’”... The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth." Psalm 110:1-2,5-6
The 'one' they waited for to do away with evil was Melech HaMoshiach, King Messiah in the line of David, yet some also forgot the prophetic word given in Isaiah 49 and Isaiah 53. They forgot that ashes and sackcloth are required for His soul to make an offering for guilt. They forgot He must first bear our iniquity, give us peace and healing, first giving guidance as a shepherd before the end of the battle of good and evil and national salvation:
"But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all."
Like many of Israel today, they focused on the promise of the Messiah King only, not the narrow way to the Kingdom that requires a blood offering and resurrection to glory and restoration as it was in Eden. Yet, despite forgetful, hardened hearts, The Lord has a plan for Israel and those that will sojourn with them in the coming days:
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’" Jeremiah 33:14–16
The coming of 'the' King was known by everyone that gathered to hear the words of Yeshua because they knew David’s prayer of thanksgiving for the forever promise from The Father:
“Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord GOD, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.”
This is the "gospel" background of what many don’t see while reading Matthew 4:23 and 9:35:
“And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.”

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.”
Mark 1:14 recounts that this Kingdom preaching began after John (the Baptist) was arrested:
“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
The gospel, the good news to believe is that the Kingdom of God is "at hand."

Before that arrest by Herod's decree, John’s priestly Levite message was repent, repent, turn back to God’s ways and His instruction. All of this preaching from the prophet John came before Jesus ever revealed the mystery of His mission for the cross was the path to The Kingdom.

His death and third day resurrection in glory paved the way for the Spirit of God to indwell those that believe this and "know" The Lord. After that great day of Shavuot, Yeshua-Jesus gave the ultimate assignment to His disciples with a great promise:
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
The "end" promised is not the destructive end of the world as so many might proclaim from a pulpit. It is the end of the divorce, the end of the dispersion, the end of Satan’s authority in death so that the restoration of the Kingdom of God with Yeshua, the Melech HaMoshiach returning as the anointed King on the appointed Fall Feast day in the acceptable year of the Lord. This is summed up in the narrative hinting at the Azazel goat of Yom Kippur by Yeshua:
“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left. “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." Matthew 25:31-34
Many do not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassies abound in Tel Aviv, yet one day Jerusalem will be the Kingdom capital city of the world as it was intended from the beginning. All nations will go there to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles and worship the King of Kings as promised in Zechariah 14:16-19.

So, the gospel message of the Kingdom we get to tell others declares Yeshua's atoning work at Passover, His Unleavened life and death, His raising up in glory resurrection on First Fruits, His going up to the right hand of The Father and His gifting of the Spirit on Shavuot. But, His priestly work does not end there. We get to do as He did and proclaim the forever promise of the restoration of the "Kingdom" that Jesus preached.

His "Gospel" is the same "good news" believers get to proclaim to the whole world as we make disciples to teach others and then still others about the good news of "The Kingdom" to come that Nathan declared to David.

The rest of the Bible storyline is amazing and it provides a joyful journey of study of these promises whether that be in a study of the language of God, the Hebrew language or the roots of the faith of Messiah that began with the covenant promise of faith given Abraham that the Promised Land of the Kingdom of God is built upon.

If you have been here before, you know most of this website is devoted to a study of the depth of the Word of God as it points to Messiah, and the gospel message of the promised restoration of the Kingdom is one lesson we must all know and understand. The focus of the Word of God in on the whole gospel of the restoration of the Kingdom and it is the message that begins with Jesus loves me, Jesus loves you. So love Him back as your King.

It's that simple.

The Creator of the universe and the foundation of this world wants you to respond to Him, repent and make Him King and High Priest over our lives so that we may seek the ways of His righteousness, walk in them and know the Father through Messiah. Yet, when we see the truth of righteousness and walk away from it or ignore it, or even consider it done away with, hung on the cross we extinguish the fire of the Spirit of grace.

Believers that know of Yeshua as Messiah, but don’t know Him as King must open their eyes to the plain gospel obedience of Hebrews 10 shown below and repent to walk in the Kingdom way taught by Yeshua in John 5:14 and John 8:10... "“See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”"
"If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?" Hebrews 10:26-29
The disciple Peter (Kepha) gives a warning as a witness to the walk of Yeshua: "For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God? 1 Peter 4:17

In a relationship of repentance, we can walk in the gospel of Yeshua and receive the promise of resurrection into eternal life in the Kingdom of God. So, if we love Him we will walk the way He walked in righteousness and do what He did.

The disciple John (Yochanan) taught the simple reason for choosing this walk of righteousness:
"Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1John 3:7-8
The complete destruction of the works of the devil is a part of the gospel message of the Kingdom. The gospel preaches resurrection life in the Kingdom as a gift from God for those who by faith believe in Him through the word of Yeshua, sanctified in the truth of Scripture so that the world may know that Yeshua was sent and loved by The Father. In that way, we may know the Father in Him.

This is the critical message of the "High Priest" prayer of Jesus. You can read it in John 17 as "the lamb of God" humbly prepared for His trial and scourging before the Passover cross:
“When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,

"Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. "I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.

Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.

While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them." John 17:1-26
No one has known the Father except the Son, and the Son reveals the Father to those He chooses, so we must "know" Messiah. Knowing Him is the goal, not just knowledge of Him. We must make Him the King of our life. Remember the prayer... "Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth."

He is eternal life and the way, the truth and the life to know the Father. Yeshua was not just praying for His disciples to know the truth of God's Word, He was praying for you and me. It is important to look at His words as He prays:
“I do not pray that you should take them out of the world but that you should keep them from the evil one.”
We are to be a lamp of light sanctified in the truth, we are to be set apart in His Torah walk for everyone to see and we are to shine brightly teaching and building disciples.

Jesus prays, I do not pray for these alone but also for those who will believe in Me, He focuses on what is critical for eternal life that is possible when we know Him, not know about Him. And, He wants us to walk as he walked no matter what we call ourselves. Isaiah declares:
""One will say, 'I belong to the LORD'; another will call himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand, 'The LORD's' and will take the name Israel."

Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god." Isaiah 44:5-6
The prayer Yeshua has prayed is for all people to return to Him, to seek only His face as the first and the last, the King of 'all' Israel.


Eternal life is the gift of righteous faith,
it's the good news of "knowing" King Yeshua


Paul includes righteousness as a part of the gospel he preached to the Gentiles, a righteousness by faith. He quotes the Lord's words given to the prophet Habakkuk 2:4 “The righteous will live by faith." Many stop reading there, but Paul gives a dire warning... if we hold the truth of the gospel yet live in ungodliness and unrighteousness:
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness." Romans 1:18
Jesus is the worthy lamb of God because He walked in the righteousness of Torah, all of it. Today, we call this a sinless life.

The world does not know the Father sent His son on this righteous Torah mission or they choose to not believe it thinking He came to do away with Torah. But He came to fill it with meaning. Paul's warning is if you consider yourself a Believer, yet your think Jesus annulled the law so that you can ignore it, you do not know the Gospel of the Kingdom. This is not to say, we can be saved by our attempt at righteousness, eternal life is a gift from the mercy and grace of God only through the Yeshua. Since the beginning, He alone has walked sinless in the righteousness of Torah.

There are a lot of people in the body of Christ who know "about" Jesus but many do not truly know Yeshua.

Jesus warns His disciples about the dilemma Paul taught of. Jesus' words are found in Matthew 7:21-23:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’.

“I never knew you.”
If we hold the the truth in faith, yet we think it's OK to walk in deliberate unrighteousness we will have a big problem... Jesus will say "I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of Torahlessness.

The weighty matter of the Torah is faith and mercy. Yeshua taught that. Take a close look at Matthew chapter 5 and ask, do you believe The Lord?
"Blessed [are] the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Matthew 5:7-8
He also taught that we are to disciple others about the Torah [law] and He ties this teaching directly to the Kingdom of Heaven. In fact, just as He is teaching on mercy and grace, He says this about the teaching and instruction of the words of the Torah... if you do them and teach them you will be called "great" in the Kingdom. Take another look at Matthew chapter 5 where Jesus is teaching us to teach about righteousness:
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I do not come to destroy, but to fulfill (with meaning). For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all (law and prophets) be fulfilled.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:17-19
Praise God not one jot or tittle has passed and that Jesus always upheld the Torah perfectly or He would not be able to fulfill the promise from the beginning:
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall crush your head, and you shall bruise his heel” Genesis 3:15
Do you believe The Lord?

Remember, the story of a man's faith in action begins in Genesis with Abraham as does righteousness. Can you see that these go hand in hand if you believe The Lord?
"And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness." Genesis 15:6
Take a look at the genealogy of Mary and Jesus given in Matthew. It begins with Abraham for a big reason.

When He comes as Melech HaMoshiach, will King Messiah find us "in faith" like righteous Abraham who looked forward to the Messiah? John 8:56 tells us:
"Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."
Or, will Yeshua arrive and find us neglecting a walk of righteousness, ignoring mercy and faith looking for oil?

Take a look at the parable prophecy of the ten virgins that Jesus taught in Matthew 25. Remember the five foolish ones? The oil they were missing was the Spirit of God in the righteous life of faith and mercy. In neglect, they missed the opportunity, so we must not. Can you imagine hearing the King of the Universe saying, I never knew you, we never had a personal relationship?

Is that to say we should not concern ourselves with keeping the Sabbath of The Lord or His redemption plan shown in the foreshadow of His Feast Days? Heaven forbid.

Does that mean we should not distinguish from heathy "clean" foods from unclean things that are not good for our bodies? No, these are the healthy ways of Yeshua's walk, yet they are not more important than our relationship with The Father through Yeshua the High Priest and King.

There's plenty of discussion and commentary on these matters throughout this website because of the gospel words and walk of Jesus that many may have misunderstood. In Matthew 5, during His famous "Sermon on the Mount," Jesus broadcasts to the world... keep God’s instruction with our heart and our walk of love and teach others how to do the same. That is discipleship, that is how we demonstrate our love to God and to others.

The thing we forget is that God’s grace is provided because we have been deceived. Yeshua provides a covering, an atonement for our breaking of God's law (Torah) through the life blood of Messiah. When we repent and make Yeshua the Lord of our life each day, that forgiveness is God’s eternal mercy and love for us in action. God's law is Yeshua's command tey are one, in unity - they are echad.

Our response is keeping Yeshua commandments as we get to live out the Word of God to the best of our ability before the Kingdom comes because when we see the truth, we need to walk in it. Yeshua speaks plainly and simply about this love for Him:
"If you love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15
How much do you love Him? Show Him and others.

The good news is that Yeshua came that we might have life, and the Kingdom Gospel that He preached across the Holy land of Israel is a huge part of our faith. It is the good news of the Gospel of the "whole" Bible that is the "forever" promise that Father God gave Nathan to deliver to David... it is about the Kingdom and the Kingdom ways shown to us in the Torah and the Kingdom teaching of Messiah that is a part of the "Great Commission."

How much do you love Him, do you want to declare the gospel and teach others how to demonstrate love to Almighty God?

Two thousand years ago, many people across Israel heard and saw Yeshua in person and many were healed. The gospel accounts of Matthew and Mark tell us many witnessed Him preach "the gospel of the Kingdom", but others never knew Him because they did not recognize the time of His visitation as the humble shepherd servant of Isaiah 53 that redemption required just as David was a shepherd and Moses was as well for 40 years in Midian before God called them to lead.

God knew that He could trust David to fight for Him. He knew Moses would intercede on behalf of Israel when they gave up on The Lord and wanted to go back to Egypt. Moses told The Father, if you want to blot them out, blot me out and in the same way, Jesus said, Father if it were possible let this cup pass for me. Nevertheless, not my will but your will be done.

Yeshua knew that The Father's will was that He fulfill the humble lamb of God prophecy given by Abraham to Isaac. Like Isaac, He would willingly lay down his life in obedience to His Father. That is the heart the very heart of the Torah given for Moses to record and teach. Just look at Exodus 34:5-9:
“The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. And he said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us, for it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.”
Our Heavenly Father is merciful, full of grace, love and compassion. It takes no special knowledge to know that, but it requires a decision, a response.

There is an intimate relationship we can have with Him through Messiah Yeshua who gives us the power and inheritance right to become the children of a loving God... when we know Him and love Him. If we know Him, our responsibility is to show those who come in contact with us to see a person with the Spirit of God within, someone who is wise, understanding, full of fortitude, caring, integrity, gracious, merciful, compassionate, long suffering, slow to anger and full of love.

The story of the Bible focuses on the people that went down to Egypt and were brought back up by Almighty God, but the thing is, while it was fairly easy for God to get the people out of Egypt, it was not easy to get Egypt out of people.

What God has given to us by His Spirit, God has intended for the person next to you, that is discipleship and it is a big part of Messiah's "Great Commission" because God is calling us to make disciples and train others. Doing so can be challenging, risky and difficult. It's not easy, there is spiritual opposition and deception.
"And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." Mark 16:15
We have all lived in Egypt as a slave to sin, but it is time to come out of "her" my people.

If you come out, you can know the King of Righteousness and show Him you love Him. If you want to know Him, repent and quit acting like an Egyptian.Walk away from your slavery to sin and self. Accept what God wants to do for you through your High Priest and King Messiah. Throw away your abominations of lust, adultery, divorce, fornication, anger, strife, rage, revenge, envy, resentment, manipulation, listlessness, depression, oppression, sorcery, hatred, greed, lying, violence, pride, dishonor, hatred, contempt, impatience, lust, envy, gluttony, narcissism, immorality and all other false self-centered idols of Egypt.

Accept what God wants you to do for Him. Love God and others including the widow, the fatherless, the poor and the stranger with all of your heart and walk with Him with all of your strength and soul. Serve Him by demonstrating your love to Him as He asks and love others by telling them about the King of your life. Do the chosen work of a servant in God’s Kingdom, accept His instruction, let other people know The Father has sent The Son and that He will return as King in the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes:
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." Romans 1:16-17
Embrace the role of a humble servant of God in the example given to us by the Messiah in how He walked in Torah and in the way He preached "the Gospel" of the Kingdom. When you do, you can have an impact on His return as King to end the abomination of sin on Earth. How can we know? Jesus told us:
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." Matthew 24:14
This end, "after those days" includes the new covenant promise: "for they will all know Me".
“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the Lord, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jeremiah 31:33-34
There is only one deliverer, one Savior, one King to cry out to and the world will not see Him arrive until the walls of Jerusalem hears these words:


“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord”


The God of Israel, the God Abraham Isaac and Jacob, the God of Moses, the God of Joshua, the God of David knew each of these men. Each man had a personal relationship with the great "I AM".

Throughout Genesis, Abraham called out on El Shaddai. He and his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob were given a covenant promise that is still unfilled today, it is the location of the "forever" Kingdom of God.

God has promised to pour out His Spirit there on the "House of David" and this promise could not be fulfilled until today because the Jewish people had returned to Israel after 2,000 years of exile. But now they have and Zechariah 12:10 gives the a requirement from God's promise:
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”
The next prophecy in Zechariah points us back to the prophet Nathan. Zechariah 12:11-14 reminds us the promise given to Nathan he delivered to David, it includes Levi and even Shemei from the family of Saul and all families:
“On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be great, like the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. The land will mourn, each clan by itself, with their wives by themselves: the clan of the house of David and their wives, the clan of the house of Nathan and their wives, the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives, and all the rest of the clans and their wives.”
What does this mean for you right now?
If you are a "Believer" you must return to understanding and proclaiming the full gospel message.

If you are not, repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment of Kingdom walk.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you and the world His salvation. You can accept His gospel gift of life in the Kingdom. Consider carefully what your own life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love, grace and supplication through Messiah Yeshua. Then follow Him and do as He has done.

If you know you need to get your life right with God, don’t wait for tomorrow, get it right with Him right now!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16-17
Today is the time. Preach the gospel always and when necessary use words.

Shalom.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Scroll Sequence


Today, the nations of our planet seek to divide the Promised Land into two states for "peace". One called Israel, the other a Palestinian State. The United Nations will make this a key discussion point in the 2016 General Assembly meetings in New York.

At the UN, the Jewish-Arab calamity engaged almost 70 years ago in 1947, and the truth is, a Palestinian State did not exist. There is no Jewish occupation, in fact the Palestinians as they are called today, did not exist at that time. The entire world called them Arabs. U.N. Resolution 181 never mentions a people called the "Palestinians". Look for yourself.

The UN resolution called for division, independent 'Arab' and 'Jewish' states.

That division is a prophetic key many miss.

The word "Palestine" has caused confusion for 70 years now but it actually began when the Romans invented the term in the 2nd century as a reference for Judea as they attempted to use a map to wipe out the heritage of the land promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The same thing is occurring today, the Roman Empire has simply been replaced with the UN.

Long before the fighting against Israel began in May 1948, after the evacuation of British armed forces, some 2,600 years earlier, a prophetic scroll was written describing 'the sequence' of latter day events that would unfold in the mountains of Israel before peace will come once and for all... from the decree of Heaven, not mankind.

There is only one way to the fulfillment of that covenant of peace. That is when Jerusalem, perhaps the Sanhedrin calls out to the "One" that comes in the name of The Lord - Messiah Yeshua!
"For I say unto you, You shall not see me henceforth, till you shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord."
"Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai."

The sequence of events that leads up to that day was penned by a Jewish prophet, come to think of it all the prophets were Jewish. 'Yĕchezqe'l' aka Ezekiel יחזקאל whose name means: "God strengthens" provides the planet a storyline back to future from the days when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon destroyed Jerusalem circa 587BC. reminding us too of what happened in the exact same spot 600 years later when when Titus and his Legions attacked Jerusalem and ransacked The Temple again.

Years later Ezekiel continued to faithfully record what The Lord told him in the scroll, Elohim God proclaims Ezekiel as a sign (Hebrew for mowpheth) so that we will know our Abba Father:
"Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath done shall you do: and when this cometh, you shall know that I [am] Adonai YHVH." ... "In that day shall your mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I [am] YHVH." Ezekiel 24:24 & Ezekiel 24:27
Before that, in chapter 12, the Word of God tells Ezekiel His words are for the future:
Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many days to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.

Therefore tell them, Thus says the Lord GOD: There shall none of my words be deferred any more, but the word which I shall speak shall be performed, says the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 12:26-28
Just before this, Ezekiel is told that the judgment on Jerusalem and the Promised Land will not be delayed any longer. This statement ties directly to Revelation 10:1-7 where we read that there “should be delay no longer” as the seventh trumpet sounds. Revelation 10:7 describes the days of the declaration:
"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets."
If you have read the book of Revelation, you know that the seventh trumpet is blown. We see this in Revelation 11 and the messenger declares that the "kingdoms of this world" will become The Kingdom of God and of Messiah. That is the day Ezekiel writes of.


"Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai."


Take note, this is critical. The word kingdom used in Revelation, is the Greek word "basileia" and it means "territory". Today, the land areas claimed by the Palestinians are mistakenly called occupied "territory".

Today, the world's headlines show us there is no real peace in Israel. Everyday it seems, we hear of random terror and attacks on the Jewish people including rocket attacks as well as waves of stabbings, murder and car rammings by Palestinian jihadists that seek martyrdom with 72 virgins in a Qur'anic paradise that are referenced in at least two hadiths: Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim as the PA pays their families a monthly pension to reward their evil which is one reason the PA is now running out of funds.

Let's turn from the horror of the headlines to The Scriptures.

In Ezekiel 13, God implicates the men of Israel that speak of their visions of peace for Jerusalem “when there is no peace”:
"To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD."
Later in the scroll, Almighty God tells Ezekiel (in chapter 35) that at the time of the punishment, The Lord God will stand against the descendants of Esau (Mount Seir). As you might see, this calamity mirrors those Christians that though time have led European expulsions and Russian pogroms physically and spiritually that have stood against the Jewish people as they have remained committed to the Word of God and His Sabbaths.

Many nations even now seek to divide the land for peace. These make an excuse veiled in the disguise called the Israel-Palestinian Conflict.

Just look at the evidence, it is in history and in the Bible, yet the good news in the headlines of the book of Ezekiel is that the prophet is told to give the promise of restoration and the blessing of peace that will not come from dividing God's land but that will come with a renewed covenant. It will come from the restoration of Jew and Gentile.

This peace will not come as men have planned with the dividing diplomatic process of the 'United Nations' against Israel no matter how noble the words 'peace and security' may sound.

Peace will not prevail from the people of Mt. Seir.

Take note, this word "Seir" means "hairy" and that should raise an eyebrow when you think back to Jacob. He sought to disguise himself from Isaac, pretending to be 'hairy' like Esau (see Genesis 27).

The sequence of Ezekiel's end-time calamity zeros in with the sequence of events shown in the scroll as it unrolls to Ezekiel chapter 35 and the scroll reveals more detail through chapter 39.

The modern stage is before us, it is seen in Ezekiel 33, when the prophet learns that the city of Jerusalem will fall and that the time of the end would be a time that the shepherds of Israel agree, unwittingly to break Jacob's covenant and "divide" the land for peace.

There will be judgment because of man's reliance on good coming from evil (see Ezekiel 34:1-10).

The scene Ezekiel describes changes dramatically in chapters 40-46 'after' the judgment.

This is also noted in Revelation 20:11-15. Ezekiel gives us many of the details outlined in Revelation including the blessed tabernacle, the "dwelling place" of Heaven on Earth and the promise of "My sanctuary in their midst forever" (Ezekiel 37:26). These prophetic promises tie directly to the Lord's Prayer:

"Thy Kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven." That's because in the end, it's not about Heaven, its about Heaven coming to Earth, God with mankind, just as it began in Eden.


This last page in the Bible is not the End,
it is the Beginning.


This is shown in Revelation 21:3...
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God"
Revelation is chocked full of images and references to the prophecies given to Ezekiel as well as other prophets, so much so, perhaps we might potentially imagine that the Apostle John was given his visions at the Isle of Pathmos perhaps after reading the scroll of Ezekiel just as Daniel was given amazing revelation while fasting and praying over the words he read in the scroll of Jeremiah.

Here is something very critical, if you are a Bible student or not you need to know that Almighty God promises that He declares all things to the prophets (Amos 3:7) so it is not for us to follow Darby-like story line intrepretations. The disciple Peter reiterated just how critical this is in 2Peter 1:20-21 as he exhorts all readers to rely on the writings of prophets:
"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God."
Our Creator tells us through the prophet Isaiah that He has declared the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10).


These two promises must be considered if we seek to understand the sequence Ezekiel provides in his scroll.


Before we look deeper in the words of Ezekiel, can we consider what has happened over the past five years? In November of 2011 I asked: "Are we staring prophecy right between the eyes of the beast?"

At that time, the unrest that we now know as the 'Arab Spring' began with a focus on ancient Egypt and if we paid attention, it starkly reminded us of the Bible verses that speak of seven nations living in and around ancient Israel.

The Bible declares that the ancient nations of the 1) Hittites, 2) Girgashites, 3) Amorites, 4) Canaanites, 5) Perizzites, 6) Hivites, and the 7) Jebusites were seven nations more numerous and mightier than Israel. This is shown to us Deuteronomy 7. Today, the uprising of radical Islamists within a combination of government and religious power in a number of Muslim countries was initially mistaken by the "West" as an uprising of the people toward democracy. The Arab Spring was thought to be a good thing by western prognosticators, but they were wrong.

The world is a witness the horrors just north of the land of promise. The headlines are full of the news of wandering Syrians, refugees from the conflict that began three weeks before Passover 2011.

Horrifically, in the civil war, some 400,000 Syrians have been killed, but 4.8 million Syrians have been scattered around the globe like an anti-thesis to the ten tribes of Israel that the Assyrians battled and scattered in 722 BC.

The Bible tells us the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom, called Ephraim disappeared when Assyria invaded and deported the Israelites.

Believe it or not it all started with a civil war that divided Judah in the south and Israel in the north. The dispute divided the Kingdom. The Northern Kingdom under Jeroboam, the Southern Kingdom under Rehoboam in 931 BC. The first invasion of the Northern Kingdom was from Syria (Assyria) under Tiglath-Pileser. The second invasion by Assyria came under Shalmaneser and Sargon in 722 B.C. Samaria fell at that time.

After the Northern Kingdom fell to Assyria, eventually the Southern Kingdom fell to Babylon.

Today, many Syrians are now in diaspora to the very same places the ten tribes of Israel were scattered to as millions have fled grave tribulation in Syria wandering on their way, scattered on a global scale among the nations, but in many ways in judgment too as the world fears that terrorist radicals are embedded among the immigrants.

What goes around does come around. The end was declared from the beginning indeed.

The prophet Joel says:
"For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land, and have cast lots for my people..." - Joel 3:1-3
Devastation continues everyday in Syria and the plight of the Syrian refugees will be front and center on the world's stage for years to come.

I'm not quite sure why the press calls them 'migrants'. That's really confusing. In an dictionary, migrants are crop workers who move from place to place to do seasonal harvest work. These millions of people are not farmers, their homes, schools, cities have been destroyed in tribulation for crying out loud.

Most certainly, Syria's conflict will be front and center and somehow someone at the UN will seek to blame Israel for the unrest in the Middle East. Yet, Syria (Assyria) will be the major topic of discussion by world leaders at the UN's 71st General Assembly in September, later this year. I'm no prophet, believe me, the UN agenda is posted online for anyone to see. The general debate on Syria is titled: "Summit for Refugees and Migrants".

The Arab Spring uprisings were the will of the people all right, but it is not democracy they seek. No rebel in Syria or Northern Iraq seeks democracy, they seek a Caliphate and the rule of Sharia in the Levant.

Joshua 11:1-5 records that many of the hostile nations were defeated by Israel under Joshua's (Yehoshua) military leadership. Long ago they were the Canaanites, the Amorites as well as the Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Hivites. These are six of the seven nations named in Deuteronomy but Joshua 11:19 clearly tells us Israel's armies did not destroy them all.

The Hivites of Gibeon were spared and the Girgashites weren't mentioned again, so we do know five of the seven fell in antiquity including the leader of them all, King Jabin of Hazor. Jabin means "whom God observes" as in the popular saying: "know your enemy".

When modern Israel was established, the enemies of Israel were known as The Arab League or more formally, the League of Arab States. These seven were founded in Egypt in 1945 by 1) Egypt, 2) Iraq, 3) Lebanon, 4) Saudi Arabia, 5) Syria, 6) Yemen and 7) Transjordan (renamed Jordan, as of 1950).

The founding Arab League nations were established by the Protocols of Alexandria, and like a Biblical blueprint, four leaders of these seven nations have now fallen from power. Five years ago, the western media called the Islamic Awakening the Arab Spring which has changed to power structure of four of these Arab nations... yet thousands of years ago, Biblical prophecy declared "five will fall".

So, the question is: Is the "five will fall" prophecy tied to the collapse of MidEast leadership after the modern nation of Israel was re-established?

This prophecy of the "fall of five" is from Revelation 17:10 and it certainly appears that the end time prophetic events are coming together right before our eyes. We can't forget that immediately after Israel declared itself an independent state in 1948, the armies of five, yes five of the Arab League nations: 1) Egypt, 2) Jordan, 3) Syria, 4) Lebanon, and 5) Iraq attacked Israel without any provocation whatsoever.

Yet, just before the attack on the new tiny state, many thousands of Arab people ran from their homes and deserted the Promised Land. All of this sounds like a storyline right out of the book of Joshua doesn't it?

For Bible students, today's devastation of Syria should point you to the prophetic words of Revelation 17:9-11...

And if we are to have wisdom, it is well worth considering that four of the seven "kings", the rulers of the original Arab League States "have fallen" since December 13, 2003. That was the day Saddam Hussein was captured as he was found hiding in a six foot hole outside his childhood home of Tikrit, a two and 1/2 hour drive north of Baghdad. And on October 20, 2011, Lybia's Muammar Gaddafi was found in a drainage pipe outside Sirte, Lybia.

So, just what does the prophecy of Revelation say?
"Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. "The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction". Revelation 17:9-11
Following the execution of Iraq's Dictator Hussein, Libya's Dictator Muammar Gaddafi fell as did Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh.

However, Ben Ali lives. He fled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the western gateway to Mecca. Amazingly, in 2008 Ben Ali predicted the fall of Egypt, the take over of the Muslim Brotherhood and the revolt in Syria. The Jerusalem Post reported the amazing story back in December of 2010: 'Tunisian premier predicts Muslim Brotherhood takeover'
By Herb Keinon Last Updated: 12/08/2010 14:28 The moderate Arab states' fear of Iran and Islamic radicalism continued to pour forth from documents released by WikiLeaks Tuesday night, with the Tunisian President predicting in a conversation with a senior US diplomat two years ago that the Muslim Brotherhood would take over Egypt sooner or later. According to a cable written on March 3, 2008 by Robert Godec, the U.S. ambassador in Tunisia, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali told Assistant Secretary of State David Welch that "Tunisia was happy it was part of the Maghreb, and not part of Levant or Gulf."

The dispatch said Ben Ali "opined that the situation in Egypt is 'explosive,' adding that sooner or later the Muslim Brotherhood would take over. He added that Yemen and Saudi Arabia are also facing real problems. Overall, the region is 'explosive.'" Ben Ali said that Syria was a source of concern in the region, since it is "acting for Iran, and the later is fueling regional problems." Ben Ali, according to the dispatch, said "he 'does not trust' the Shia."
It appears now that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will most certainly be the next to fall from power...

Not only that, the prophecy says: "one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while".

Astonishingly, two thousand years after it was written, Revelation 17:10 tells us plainly that five of seven end time leaders will fall. Yes, you read that correctly: five will fall and following his father Hafez al-Assad Presidency of Syria from 1971 to 2000, Bashar al-Assad has remained a little while. The reason he has remained is based to a large degree by the support he has received from Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Ayatollah has no only supplied weapons and financial support from the Islamic Republic to Syria, he has also supported Iranian efforts in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.

Is it possible that the prophecy of Revelation 17 and today's Arab League nations are somehow linked? If so, there may be another link between the ancient nations that opposed Joshua to the modern armies that attacked Israel in 1948 as the tiny nation state fought back the Arab League troops to retain their land. Israel successfully defended itself again in 1967 during the Six Day War and in fact gained much more of the land grant given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Now, it now appears that Syria will eventually be the fifth Arab League nation to fall as President Bashar al-Assad battles five years into the grievous Syrian conflict that has shattered his country. Assad has kept in place by Iran who supports and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, as well as Russia while half of the civilian population has been uprooted and displaced as hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. But at the end of the day, what will be left of Syria? Forsaken and a ruinous heap just as Isaiah 17 describes in the oracle of Damascus.

Unless there is another, Assad's will be the fifth dictatorial government of the 'original' Arab League to fall from power through extreme violence and consider this: Syria is one the three nations (Egypt, Syria and Jordan) that fought against Israel in 1967. But remember, Israel has peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt, not Syria.

This peace with Egypt and Jordan is the fulfillment of prophecy as these two Arab nations remain committed to peace with Israel. Egypt's peace treaty was signed just before the Spring Feasts in 1979 and Moab, or rather the 'Jordan' treaty was signed in 1994 just after the Fall Feasts that year.

God's word is incredible, the prophetic words of instruction that appear to point toward these peace treaties is found near the end of the Torah scroll in the portion known worldwide to the Jewish people as Ki Tetze "When You Go Forth" (Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19). There in Deuteronomy, as plain as day, we can read about two nations that God says are to be at peace with Israel.
“Do not despise an Edomite, for the Edomites are related to you. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you resided as foreigners in their country.” Deuteronomy 23:7
Who would have said that the words written so long ago would stand today?

Yeshua of Nazareth.
“Think not that I am come to destroy the Torah, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Torah, till all be fulfilled.” Matthew 5:17-18
This is important, the prophetic scroll is unrolling, so lets look again at what has happened.

As it stands today, the world has witnessed the fall of four Arab League leaders: 1) Iraq's (Saddam Hussein), 2) Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 3) Egypt's (Hosni Mubarak) and 4) Yemen's (Ali Abdullah Saleh). Each has fallen from power right before our eyes as they were stripped of their post World War II autocratic rule and dictatorial power.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad may soon be on the threshold of losing his power and government as the Sunni rebel warriors have morphed in the evil of ISIS opposing the Alawite 'king'. Incredibly, Russia and Iran as well as Lebanon are in the middle of the conflict supporting President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian Ba'athist government in the Syrian civil war.

If these men Saddam Hussein, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak and Ali Abdullah Saleh are indeed four of the seven "kings" of Revelation, then one of the seven today is 'the' government which was (in power)... will come back into power... yet go on to destruction by the sword in the valley of decision. But who is that? Is it Turkey's Ottoman Empire? Perhaps.

This means that Islam itself that feigned death at the end of World War I with the fall of the Ottoman Turk Empire will rise up again.

These prophecies look like a re-run of the fall of King Jabin of Hazor described in Joshua 11. Today's Jabin whoever he is on the world stage, may very well rise from the chaos of this "Islamic Awakening" in an attempt to unify the people and nations of the Mideast.

We are seeing the Bible repeat as the Arab League seeks Palestinian land and Israel unwittingly negotiates to divide its people for peace...
"Then Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming with his 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and his two servant wives." Genesis 33:1
The Bible is focused on the lands of the Middle East and Jerusalem is the fulcrum point.

With that, let's consider the goals of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council's charter: the 1981 GCC founding charter states (underlines mine for emphasis):
"Being fully aware of the ties of special relations, common characteristics and similar systems founded on the creed of Islam which bind them; and Desiring to effect coordination, cooperation and integration between them in all fields; and, Having the conviction that coordination, cooperation, and integration between them serve the sublime objectives of the Arab Nation; and, In pursuit of the goal of strengthening cooperation and reinforcement of the links between them; and In an endeavor to complement efforts already begun in all essential areas that concern their peoples and realize their hopes for a better future on the path to unity of their States; and In conformity with the Charter of the League of Arab States which calls for the realization of closer relations and stronger bonds; and In order to channel their efforts to reinforce and serve Arab and Islamic causes, Have agreed as follows: click here to continue reading the Arab States GCC charter...
We must keep our eyes wide open as Watchmen, so there is much more to consider, there is more to prepare our hearts and the hearts of others for - as we pray about these powerful events in the sea of the Mideast nations that have allowed ISIS and other Islamic radicals to move from persecuting Christians to trying to destroying them in horrific tribulation as many in the 'west" wait for a rapture ride.

But what is next?

The stage has been set division, for monumental trouble within the MidEast lands surrounding Israel that will impact the Promised Land and ultimately the world.

Ezekiel gives us 'the sequence' if you will of the final events.

In the beginning of his scroll, Ezekiel gives a wake up call about a sequence of end-time calamity described in Deuteronomy 4:30; Matthew 24:21; 2 Thessalonians 1:6 and in Revelation 7:14 just before the coming 1,000 year Messianic "day". The prophet Joel records God's words:
“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to My inheritance, My people Israel, because they scattered My people among the nations and divided up My land" Joel 3:1-2.
The scenes that Ezekiel recorded tie with the words of Joel as well as Zechariah. They each address the events of the vision of trouble 'in that day'.

However, the overriding message is that Almighty God has never given up on the Jewish people, they have not been replaced in dispensation and Jerusalem remain the apple of His eye.

Israel is the land of His covenant land promise and division of the Promised Land by the nations will bring on another phase of Jacob's Trouble before Messiah's promised "millennium" of rest.

This will occur before the final battle of Gog from Magog when Satan is loosed "for a little season til the thousand years should be fulfilled." Ezekiel places Gog front and center in the conflict and Zechariah tells us when Messiah comes to do battle with this evil, the Mount of Olives will be split and "it shall be on that day that living waters will go forth from Jerusalem.

Toward the end of the thousand years, haSatan will be released just as it was in Eden to lie to the hearts of mankind one last time because our Heavenly Father always gives us the opportunity to choose and make the right choice in the end as He did in the beginning.

Isaiah 46:10 tells us God will make know the end from the beginning. In this way, all people can make their final choice: accept the living Word of God by life in Messiah or reject Him. Since Eden, God has shown He always gives each person a choice, and His desire is that we all choose the way to the Tree of Life and the water that nourishes life.

So, in the end of the millennium day, haSatan’s deceived hordes led by Gog will come over the land, and just when the situation seems impossible... a glory fire will consume them because of the their fatal decision of purposeful rebellion against God, His Messiah and the people that call out to Him for salvation and His covenants.

The Great White Throne - the final Yom Kippur judgment will follow and all that is evil will be put on the head of the scape goat and banished forever. The scroll of Revelation sums it up:
“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.” Revelation 20:11-13
Halleluyah and amen New Jerusalem!

Ezekiel chapters 38-46 describes the scene of the return of Messiah and he gives a virtual tour of the measurements of the Temple in Jerusalem just as the same angel in Revelation 11 is told to measure the city to be lit by the Glory of God promised in Revelation 22:5 and the scroll of Isaiah:
"In that day the branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, every one who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy and a pavilion. It will be for a shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain." Isaiah 4:2-6
Ezekiel describes a calamity then resurrection. He even describes the restoration of the boundaries of the Promised Land that ties to Numbers 34:1-12 as well as the 12 gates of New Jerusalem shown in Ezekiel 48:30-35. The twelves gates are described again in Revelation 21.

Ezekiel points out the mindset, the marking on the forehead shown again in Revelation 7:1-8 just prior to the great tribulation. Today, the nation of Israel contains a number of Messianic believers scattered in many congregations, many say there are more Messianic Jews worldwide than there are Hassidic.

Some say there are over 14,000 Jewish followers of Messiah Yeshua in the Promised Land today. Could it be that there will soon be 144,000?

When we look to the end of the Ezekiel scroll, the prophet describes fruit trees on the banks of water flowing from the Temple. These are like the trees of Eden that were "good for food" and they are the same as the trees and fruit by the pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb once again described in Revelation 22.

Some believe Ezekiel's words of resurrection are symbolic, a metaphor much like David Ben-Gurion spoke of. After the holocaust… the Shoah, Ben-Gurion became Israel's first Prime Minister and he made a bold statement on May 14, 1948. That day he said:
"Ezekiel 37 has been fulfilled, and the nation Israel is hearing the footsteps of the Messiah."
Ben-Gurion was correct, we are hearing the footsteps of Messiah, but Ezekiel 37 was not fulfilled in 1948, it began. We can know this by the words of Ezekiel because the name YHVH is not known by all, there is still confusion among the nations and the Jewish people but that is ending.

The ultimate promise of restoration and resurrection is real. Billy Graham has said: “Many people do not understand the fundamental truths about mankind’s eternal destinations and that each person has a in free will choice to make concerning the most critical matter of life — where they will spend eternity after death”.

In Revelation, John writes of events following the resurrection to physical life that Ezekiel describes of the resurrection at the beginning of the millennium also described in Revelation 20:4-6.

Most importantly, Yeshua of Nazareth speaks plainly of this in John 5:24-29 when He states:
"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment."
Ezekiel, like the Apostle John, describes that he saw the heavens opened, and he records a vision of God's glory and the four living creatures around the throne of El Shaddai. The throne was also seen by Daniel (Daniel 7:9) and these four creatures are described by John as the third witness in his visions at Pathmos (see Revelation 4:6-9 and Revelation 5:6-14).

There is a lot of confusion about what many call the end days and so there is confusion about the sequence of Ezekiel, as well as the prophecies of Daniel and the Apostle John, but God is not about confusion. He is the God of order.

El Shaddai has declared everything to the prophets. So, study them on your own and ask the Spirit of God to be your teacher.

When you do, take note that its important to look at the sequence of Ezekiel. Study chapters 36-39, it spans a millennium and it describes the events leading up to judgment at the end of that time:

The Sequence begins with a Remnant of Esau called Mount Seir
Moreover, the word of YHVH came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it and say to it, Thus says The Lord YHVH, Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, And I will stretch out My hand against you And make you a desolation and a waste."

“I will lay waste your cities And you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am YHVH."

"Because you have had everlasting enmity and have delivered the sons of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of the punishment of the end, therefore as I live,” 'declares The Lord YHVH', “I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you.

I will make Mount Seir a waste and a desolation and I will cut off from it the one who passes through and returns. I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain by the sword will fall. I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am YHVH."
After division - God's Judgment
“Because you have said, ‘These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,’ although YHVH was there, therefore as I live,” declares The Lord YHVH, “I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you."
The Mountains of Israel Will Become Desolate
"Then you will know that I, YHVH, have heard all your revilings which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, ‘They are laid desolate; they are given to us for food.’ And you have spoken arrogantly against Me and have multiplied your words against Me; I have heard it.” 'Thus says The Lord YHVH', “As all the earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation. As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am YHVH.” Ezekiel 35:1-15
Guess what... the 'West Bank' (Judaea) is Full of Mountains, Hills and Valleys.
“And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of YHVH'. 'Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Because the enemy has spoken against you, ‘Aha!’ and, ‘The everlasting heights have become our possession,’ therefore prophesy and say, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “For good reason they have made you desolate and crushed you from every side, that you would become a possession of the rest of the nations and you have been taken up in the talk and the whispering of the people.”

Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of The Lord YHVH."

'Thus says The Lord YHVH' "to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the forsaken cities which have become a prey and a derision to the rest of the nations which are round about," 'therefore thus says The Lord YHVH', “Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey.”

"Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys", 'Thus says The Lord YHVH', "Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations."
After the Division, Restoration will Come from God
'Therefore thus says The Lord YHVH', "I have sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves endure their insults. But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come".
After the Desolation, "all Israel" will Return
"For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated and sown. I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt. I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will treat you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am YHVH."

"Yes, I will cause men — My people Israel — to walk on you and possess you, so that you will become their inheritance and never again bereave them of children."
God Warns Esau that You will Never Bereave Israel Again
“Thus says The Lord YHVH', "Because they say to you, You are a devourer of men and have bereaved your nation of children, therefore you will no longer devour men and no longer bereave your nation of children," 'declares The Lord YHVH'. “I will not let you hear insults from the nations anymore, nor will you bear disgrace from the peoples any longer, nor will you cause your nation to stumble any longer,” 'declares The Lord YHVH.’
God Recalls the Sins of Ancient Northern Israel and their Scattering
Then the word of YHVH came to me saying, “Son of man, when the house of Israel was living in their own land, they defiled it by their ways and their deeds; their way before Me was like the uncleanness of a woman in her impurity. Therefore I poured out My wrath on them for the blood which they had shed on the land, because they had defiled it with their idols. Also I scattered them among the nations and they were dispersed throughout the lands.

According to their ways and their deeds I judged them. When they came to the nations where they went, they profaned My holy name, because it was said of them, ‘These are the people of YHVH; yet they have come out of His land.’ But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went." Ezekiel 36:1-21
God Will Act for the Holiness of His Name’s Sake
“Therefore say to the house of Israel", ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for My holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. I will vindicate the holiness of My great name which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst.

Then the nations will know that I am YHVH,” 'declares The Lord YHVH', “when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight.

For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
God Promises a New Covenant, His Spirit and Salvation for the Jewish People
Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.

You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God. Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you.

I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations.

Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and your abominations. I am not doing this for your sake,” 'declares The Lord YHVH', “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel!”

‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by. They will say, ‘This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.’"
All the World will Know YHVH
"Then the nations that are left round about you will know that I, YHVH, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted that which was desolate; I, YHVH, have spoken and will do it.”

'Thus says The Lord YHVH', “This also I will let the house of Israel ask Me to do for them: I will increase their men like a flock. Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so will the waste cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they will know that I am YHVH.” Ezekiel 36:22-37
Vision of Dry Bones - Israel will know their Savior and Ephraim will Return!
'The hand of YHVH was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of YHVH and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. He said to me':

“Son of man, can these bones live?” 'And I answered', “O Lord GOD, You know.” 'Again He said to me', “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of YHVH.’ Thus says The Lord YHVH to these bones, "Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am YHVH.”

So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them.

Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”

So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
The Vision Explained – Resurrection and Heaven on Earth
Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the 'whole house' of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them", ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.

Then you will know that I am YHVH, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, YHVH, have spoken and done it,” declares YHVH.
Reunion of Two Sticks: Judah and Ephraim the House of Joseph
The word of YHVH came again to me saying, “And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.’

Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand.

When the sons of your people speak to you saying", ‘Will you not declare to us what you mean by these?’ say to them, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand. The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes."
One New Man in the Land, United on the Mountains of Israel with One King
Say to them, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms.

They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God."
Messiah’s Millennium Kingdom under The Covenant of Peace
“My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them.

They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons’ sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever. I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever.

My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I am YHVH who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.” Ezekiel 37:1-28
Time Will Pass - Then Gog Will Come in The End as Shown in Revelation 20:7-10.
And the word of YHVH came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say", ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.

I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops—many peoples with you. Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them."
The Summoning - In the Latter Years
"After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them."
Invasion – The Final Battle
"You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you.”

‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan, and you will say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will go against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates, to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world.’

"Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?’”
In the Last Days of The Millennium - The Armies of Gog Attack
“Therefore prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH, “On that day when My people Israel are living securely, will you not know it?

You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army; and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.”

‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them?"
The Wrath of God Starts with the Revelation 16:18 Earthquake
"It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” 'declares The Lord YHVH', “that My fury will mount up in My anger. In My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.

The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground."
Revelation's Judgment Sword, Pestilence and Hail
"I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone. I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am YHVH.” Ezekiel 38:1-23
Invaders Destroyed on the Mountains of Israel
“"And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say", ‘Thus says The Lord YHVH', “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal; and I will turn you around, drive you on, take you up from the remotest parts of the north and bring you against the mountains of Israel."

"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand. You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'. “And I will send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety; and they will know that I am YHVH."

“My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am YHVH, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is coming and it shall be done,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'. "That is the day of which I have spoken."
Seven Years of Firewood from the Weapons of Plunder
“Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, war clubs and spears, and for seven years they will make fires of them. They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests, for they will make fires with the weapons; and they will take the spoil of those who despoiled them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'.
Armageddon's Seven Month Burial Cleansing at The End
“On that day I will give Gog a burial ground there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea, and it will block off those who would pass by. So they will bury Gog there with all his horde, and they will call it the valley of Hamon-gog.

For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land. Even all the people of the land will bury them; and it will be to their renown on the day that I glorify Myself,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'.

“They will set apart men who will constantly pass through the land, burying those who were passing through, even those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search. As those who pass through the land pass through and anyone sees a man’s bone, then he will set up a marker by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog. And even the name of the city will be Hamonah. So they will cleanse the land.”
Scavengers assembled for The Men of War
"As for you, son of man, 'thus says The Lord YHVH', Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field, “Assemble and come, gather from every side to My sacrifice which I am going to sacrifice for you, as a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood.

You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, as though they were rams, lambs, goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan. So you will eat fat until you are glutted, and drink blood until you are drunk, from My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. You will be glutted at My table with horses and charioteers, with mighty men and all the men of war,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'".
Glory Judgment - The Summary of the Prophecies of the Scrolls
"And I will set My glory among the nations; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed and My hand which I have laid on them. And the house of Israel will know that I am YHVH their God from that day onward.

The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and all of them fell by the sword. According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them.”
Calamity, Restoration and Spirit Outpouring
'Therefore thus says The Lord YHVH', “Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name. They will forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid.

When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the many nations. Then they will know that I am YHVH their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer.

I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,” 'declares The Lord YHVH'. Ezekiel 39:1-29
The sequence of the scroll tells us a day of calamity is coming, a time of tribulation and desolation in the mountains of Israel following the division of the Promised Land for peace sought today by the nations. As noted, this calamity of division began in 1947 with the U.N. Partition Plan. Resolution 181 included a Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem and the resolution was accepted by the Jews but rejected by the Arabs.

This short video shows the truth of the Palestinians and the PLO that only began in 1964:


What does this all mean?

It means no matter what your views on Ezekiel may be, it is now time to turn to Messiah Yeshua before He returns.

He said your "house" will be desolate. The word "house: used here from the Greek "oikos" means 'the place where one has fixed his residence, one's settled abode.' Today, we call the West Bank, the 'settlements'.

People of Israel, division will come. Now is time to call out for Messiah. Repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp before the calamity.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation through your Moshiach. You can accept His gift of life today. Consider Isaiah 53 very carefully, look at it closely. It is not about a people, its about Messiah. It plainly says:
"Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
Turn back, repent, accept God's gift of love through Messiah Yeshua now. He is both the suffering servant and the King of Kings.

Today is the time, listen to Ben-Gurion: "the nation Israel is hearing the footsteps of the Messiah." We will all see your Messiah when you declare:
"Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord'. Psalm 118:26
Yeshua came in the name of The Lord and He validated this Psalm when He said:
"For I say unto you, You shall not see me henceforth, until you shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." Matthew 23:39
"Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai."

Jew or Gentile, you need to get your life right with your Creator, don’t wait for tomorrow, get with Messiah Yeshua now! He bore your grief and sin. Declare it:
"I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin". Psalm 38:17

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16-17
We are fast approaching the third day since these words were penned in the book called Matthew. Moses gave the world a prophecy when he recorded the words of The Almighty at Mt. Sinai:
"Have them wash their clothes and be ready by the third day, because on that day YHVH will come down… in the sight of all people…. Only when the yovel sounds a long blast may they go up."
And many of the Syrians among us I pray will be able to come and say these words to the coming Priest King in Jerusalem:
“My father was a wandering Syrian. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.

But the Egyptians mistreated and afflicted us, and forced us to do hard labor. So we called out to Yahweh, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our cry and saw our misery, hardship, and oppression.

Then the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, with terrifying power, and with signs and wonders. He led us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Now I have now brought the first of the land’s produce that You, LORD, have given me.
Shalom.