Bits of Biblical Wisdom

Have you ever noticed that precious metals such as gold and silver and precious gems like diamonds and rubies do not lie in abundance out in the open fields for passersby to just reach down and pick up?No, those "riches" are hidden deep in the heart of the earth and IF you desire to have them you must labor and search for them and dig them out! And so it is with the precious riches found in the Word of God that lie at a deeper level beneath the surface. Those riches are reserved for the workman who studies and shows himself approved and who rightly divides the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15).

A Christ-ian is a "Christ-man", a person who follows Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and not a follower of some church system laden with rituals and ceremonies and praise and worship services, etc., while its members remain Biblically empty-headed, i.e. void of the knowledge of His Word.

WARNING:Rightly Dividing the Word of God can be hazardous to your traditional beliefs.

Jesus said, Christians, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." Matthew 5:13Salt which has been left to the "elements" and has become bland and tasteless, i.e. has lost its saltiness, is good for nothing except to be walked all over like so many sugar-sweet Christians are today! So the question is: "Of what value is a people-pleasing Christian who will not teach God's Word boldly as it is written?" Do not sugarcoat God's Word as do the workers of iniquity! Sprinkle the salt my friend and preserve the spiritual "meat" of His Word.

A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.  Ecc. 10:2

Before I formed thee in the womb, I knew thee; .. Jeremiah 1:5.  Yes, God knew us all in the first earth age while we were still spirit beings, in our "first estate;" Prior to our being born in the flesh during this earth age. Click unto pamphlet #1003

I believe God created us as spiritual beings long before he created these flesh bodies we now live in... John Rhine

Jeremiah 10:6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.    The problem is that there is another who thinks he IS "like the most high" (Isa. 14:14)! His name is Satan and you know what? He does not appear anywhere in a red suit with little horns and a pitchfork.
Those are but character descriptions of the dirty rotten snake, if you know what I mean.    No, Satan always appears as an "angel of light" to enlighten the minds of men and women. And it is written that he shall soon be cast out of heaven with his angelic entourage (Rev. 12:7-9) and he will come to this earth as Jesus Christ though he will be the false-christ, the "Instead of Jesus", as in an imposter. The apostle Paul made it
perfectly clear in 2 Thes. 2 that Satan will come showing great signs and wonders and sit in the temple of God claiming that he is God.      2 Thes. 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Only a few years ago reading the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament was like reading tomorrow's newspaper. That still remains true to this day!
However, as the Baby Boomer generation of the fig tree has "ripened with aged", some sections of those Minor Prophets now contain current events, TODAY'S NEWS, and some sections even contain history, i.e. prophecies fulfilled!

One must have a working knowledge of the overall Plan of God beginning with what happened (Rev. 12:4) in the "world that then was" (2 Pet. 3:6) that caused our Father to completely destroy that first earth age whereby it became "void and without form (tohu va bohu)" (Gen. 1:2), and why He subsequently created flesh man and "made them male and female". It was so that each child (son of God) could come down from above to be born innocent, meaning without any prior knowledge of the first earth age, and dwell in a flesh tabernacle whereby he or she could choose to love God or worship Satan. Then upon the death of the flesh, that child (son) would return home to the Father who sent him here in the first place. We who have the gospels of the New Testament are well blessed in that John in chapter three of his book explains this process in detail, i.e. being born again which is to be born from above (anothen in Greek) into the sac of water and then return to heaven in their spiritual body. John writes in 3:13 that even the Son of man, Jesus Christ, was willing to come down from above and be born of woman, showing us that God didn't ask His children to do something He wasn't willing to do Himself.

Do you have faith to know that when you "sprinkle that blood of the Lamb" on the doors posts of your mind, the death angel (Satan) must pass over you and cannot harm you?

"The Israelites are not God's chosen people because they are Israelites; rather, God's chosen people are Israelites because God chose each of them from the first earth age to be born in this earth age to daughters of Jacob/Israel." ...John Rhine  (please note, I did not say Israelis as per citizens of the small country in the middle east called Israel, although some Israelis are Israelites as in descendants of Jacob).

"Once you realize that you were created a spiritual being long before you were conceived in the flesh and born of water you will find the Bible much less mysterious and easier to understand." ...John Rhine

"Regardless of what many people think,  we are not human beings, born in the flesh, sent here to have a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having been sent here to have a human experience; therefore, a better appreciation of life and death; thereby, acting accordingly to ensure a victorious spiritual future for ourselves." ...John Rhine

Rev. 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. This verse is referring to those of us who will go through the Millennium spiritually dead and will be judged by our works at the end of the Millennium, as opposed to those of us who remained faithful to Christ until the end (the day of His return, i.e. the start of the His Millennial reign) who will be granted eternal life at His return, i.e. the "First Resurrection". That's right!  Your works are written in your detailed biography which your Father keeps, for as it is written, He knows both you and your works very well. After all, you are His child!  He knew whether you were loyal to Him or to Lucifer during the first earth age and He visits you during the night, even now, testing your heart. See Psalms 17:3  Yes, God knows your heart. When you awake from a dream do you remember your dream and how you handled various morality tests, i.e. responded to the many different situations you found yourself reacting to in your dream. Do you wake up feeling good about yourself, or have you need to get down on your knees and beg His forgiveness; asking Him to change your heart. So is there anything that can be hid from God? No, but thank God for Jesus Christ who became our Passover and shed His blood for us, so that upon repentance God will forgive us our transgressions and remember them no more.

Notice in Rev 2:17 that there is "hidden" manna, i.e. hidden truth.  Some will ask, "Why is it that truth is hidden in the Bible?" The answer is, "So that when you go looking for it, you can find it!"   Actually, all you need are "eyes to see" and "ears to hear" and it becomes revealed, uncovered. But, you must be hungry and want to look for it!

Why we Christians need to study the Old Testament!
The four Gospels contain 3920 verses. 1865 of them, that's 48%, are quotations from Jesus. Of His quoted conversation, 179 verses are literal Old Testament words. That's almost 10% of everything He said.

Some people say, "You only believe the parts of the Bible that you do." , but I say, "If you don't believe all the Bible, you don't believe the Bible at all." ...John Rhine

If you want to unlock scriptures you can't just stick the key in and open up the door and stand there and peek in. You have to go in and look around. If you are not familiar with the original languages then at least check out other translations from credible scholars.

1 Cor. 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. If you understand this one simple principle it will help you to understand the entire Bible, including prophecy, much more clearly. For example: The seduction by the fallen angels that took place before flood of Noah, and the devastating flood of Noah itself, helps us visualize the spiritual seduction of God's people and the spiritually devastating flood of lies soon to drown the whole world in deception. That is why Christ said Luke 17:26-27 "And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. [27] They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all."

"Sprinkle the blood of Jesus Christ over the door post of your heart" ...John Rhine

When was the actual birth date of Jesus
Merry Conception Day! December 25th, 5 B.C.
September 29th, 4 B.C. Merry Christmas!
First read pamphlet #1072, then read #1010

Jeremiah 5:29 Should I sit back act as though nothing is going on? the Lord God asks.  Shouldn't I punish a nation such as this?  5:30 A horrible thing has happened in this land:   5:31 The priests are ruled by false prophets, and my people like it so!  But your doom is certain. The Living Bible

Hosea 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him. Israel's i.e.The Christian Nation's "backsliding" does not refer to their flesh sins (i.e. adultery) but rather to their "apostasy" which is "idolatry"! You see, a person can have good morals and not be an adulterer while at the same time being a "spiritual whore"!  Therefore, always remember what Israel's great sin is from Hosea 10:8! It is their Beth-avens, their high places of worship, i.e. their churches which should be Beth-els (houses of God) instead of Beth-avens (houses of emptiness, i.e. void of His Word)! It is precisely because of the lack of the knowledge and understanding of His Word that the majority of Christians will fall into the great apostasy of the end time and worship antichrist as if he were God. 2 Thes. 2:3 "Let no man deceive you by any means (Take His Words instead): for that day (the return of Christ) shall not come, except (until) there come a falling away (apostasy) first, and that man of sin (Satan, antichrist) be revealed, the son of perdition;"
backsliding = meshuwbah, mesh-oo-baw', Hebrew 4878; or meshubah, mesh-oo-baw'; from Hebrew 7725 (shuwb); apostasy :- backsliding, turning away. Fortunately that beautiful day of redemption is coming soon and His doctrine, not men's stupid traditions, will rain down forever and His blessings will flow freely, which means abundantly.

Many preachers in our land not only consume the "sin offering" of people for their own gain, they "cover up" the sins of the people while they "sheer the sheep". Did you know that preachers are taught in seminaries not to teach those things which are controversial, lest they offend members of their congregations. The fact is, if one teaches the Word of God chapter by chapter and line by line it WILL offend some for it contains reproof and correction and instruction in righteous, which means if you are convicted you will have to make some changes in your life! 2 Tim. 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:".

When we study Habakukk one of the really important things we "see" in Habakkuk's approach is that he did NOT rely upon his own reasoning nor derive his own conclusions, nor listen to the words of men. He knew Prov. 14:12 & 16:25 and he sought wisdom and knowledge directly from God, His Word! So he did what was pleasing to His Father (2 Tim. 2:15) and he "set himself upon the watchtower", i.e. "stood upon his watch" by continuing to do the work of the watchman and he trusted and waited patiently upon the Lord for HIS ANSWER! Is that how you seek wisdom and knowledge and answers to your questions? If not, begin today to seek knowledge and wisdom and understanding from Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and not from the words of men! That does not mean you cannot listen to men or study with a good teacher, just make sure you check out what they say with Jesus Christ, i.e. IN THE WORD OF GOD! Col. 2:8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ [i.e. not after the Word of God]."

Would you like to know a MYSTERY, something which is unknown to most people because they have never read the scriptures with understanding or without the preconceived traditions of men distorting their comprehension? That man of sin, that son of perdition Paul said will be revealed, will be REVEALED to the world AS JESUS CHRIST, not some bad dude who goes around killing people! Therefore, the mystery is that the FIRST Jesus who appears will actually be Satan, the anti-christos (antichrist), the imposter, the false messiah, BUT the whole world with the exception of those who have the seal of God [His Word] in their foreheads (Rev. 9:4) will believe that he is the real Jesus Christ and will worship him as God! THAT IS the GREAT APOSTASY!

The great scholar E.W. Bullinger wrote in his Introductory to "How to Enjoy the Bible", Kregel Publications, pg. 6. "When we come to ask ourselves, and say, 'Where did I learn this?' 'How did I get this?' 'Who taught this to me?' it is astonishing to find out how much we have imbibed from man, and from tradition; and not directly and for ourselves, from the Word of God.

"All that we have learned from our youth up must be tested and proved by the Word of God.  Where we find it is true we must learn it over again, from God. And where it will not stand the test of His Word we must be not only content, but thankful to give it up; and receive Divine revelation in the place of man's imagination."

Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.  [2] After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.
Two days (2000 years) after the crucifixion when Jesus Christ returnes to His place,is the third day, which is the Day of the Lord, the Millennium (1000 years), the day when "we shall live in His sight"
.Note: Do the math; Christ was crucified in the year AD30. Adding 2000 years takes you to the year AD2030.  2030 will soon be here!  Is the end of this earth age getting that close? The latter day rain is now falling.
Now learn the "Parable of the Fig Tree" like Jesus said you should. And understand the "Parable of the Tares", but you will first need to learn the "Parable of the Sower". Why, because Jesus said so!!!!  You will find those pamphlets under Special Studies for all Christains in the Table of Contents to the very left on this screen.

Satan will sit in the temple of God claiming to be the Messiah and all those Christians who didn't have enough oil in their lamps, i.e. were Biblically illiterate and were not sealed with the knowledge of His Word, are bowing to the dragon, worshipping Satan, believing he is Jesus! Read 2 Thes. 2:3-4 & Rev. 13:8-9

Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; He will save us. Imagine that! One Nation Under God, a nation who acknowledges the supreme authority of the Creator in all her affairs! Can you see that these are actually the three branches of our American constitutional form of government... the Judicial, the Legislative, and the Executive? We are supposed to have a system of checks and balances but the real check is whether or not a branch acknowledges the sovereignty of Almighty God.  We as a people should NEVER allow the spoiler and oppressor to remove the glory of God from our midst. A word to the wise is always sufficient. In other words, it is high time for Christians to stand up and trust and rely on the Rock of His salvation who gives us His power and strength to make our oppressors as shipwrecks adrift in the sea, helpless and without the strength to prevent even the lame from overtaking them. The next verse describes the enemy's impotent state.[23] Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.Yes, the enemy shall be made helpless and defenseless and our people and our land shall begin to heal! Do you want to be a part of the Christian army that God uses to bring this to pass in these last days? Then do as Paul instructs in Ephesians chapter 6 and put on the whole armor of God and get ready to take a stand against the fiery darts of the Wicked one.[24] And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.The birth of a new age is closer than many might think! What a wonderful time of healing and forgiveness it will be during the Millennium when "God is with us!" (Of course He can be with you now... if you so choose to dwell with Him.)

If you "love truth" you will study the truth, which is His Word. Look out across the land. How many folks do you know that truly study His Word? You can tell by just listening to people that they have not received the "love of the truth", even though they may attend a church!  2 Thes. 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Rev. 10:7 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. Remember, God has foretold us all things pertaining to the events that will happen to this generation. He declared it all to His prophets, whose names are Moses, Isaiah, David, Daniel, Ezekiel, Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Joel, Amos, etc., etc. But people often ask, "Are there any prophets of God alive today?" The answer is "Yep, they're all alive. They are all with Him, the Living Word, and their voices can still be heard this very day in the Written Word, just as His is".  [8] And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. Again, the little book is open, but the angel isn't about to just hand it over to John. He says "Come and get it". If you want the Word of God then you must go take it. Our Father doesn't force His Word down our throats. Want to be sealed of God? Then go get the unsealed scroll and here is what you do with it! [9] And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. The Word of God is spiritual food and must be eaten daily. Yes, our daily bread, the bread of life, is the Word of God. Jeremiah ate His words.Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. Ezekiel ate them. Ezekiel 2:9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein; Ezekiel 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. John ate them. Rev 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. What kind of a diet do you have? Learning and knowing the truth of God's Word is exciting and beautiful and the taste of truth is as sweet as honey! But when you have digested that knowledge and meditated upon it, and can see the stark reality of what is happening in this world and why, it can be pretty "gut wrenching", and thus is one form of bitterness.

Though they profess Christ, too often well meaning Christians turn their will and their lives over to the care of their "church", and their church actually becomes their "means to salvation". This is especially true when their church thinks that only they are God's "elect", a term they interpret wrongly to mean "elite". Then just "belonging" to this church gets them into the kingdom.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  [23] And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Christ never knew them because they never knew Him. If one doesn't know the Written Word of God then one doesn't know the Living Word of God, for they are one.

Have you ever noticed that precious metals such as gold and silver and precious gems like diamonds and rubies do not lie in abundance out in the open fields for passersby to just reach down and pick up? No, those "riches" are hidden deep in the heart of the earth and IF you desire to have them you must labor and search for them and dig them out! And so it is with the precious riches found in the Word of God that lie at a deeper level beneath the surface. Those riches are reserved for the workman who studies and shows himself approved and who rightly divides the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15).

The first 39 chapters of EZEK-I-EL gave us in graphic details through the use of historical events (e.g. the captivity of Judah), model making (e.g. Ezekiel's ground display of the siege of Jerusalem), play acting (e.g. lying on his side 390 days), demonstrations (e.g. making dung cakes), and simple analogies (e.g. whores and harlots), the events of this final generation, the generation that would understand the first vision in chapter one, that highly polished spectrum bronze-colored circular flying vehicle. It is the same final generation that Christ spoke of in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, the final generation of the fig tree which began on May 15, 1948. Yes, there will be Baby Boomers who will see the return of Jesus Christ.

Just as the Book of Ezekiel begins with visions, it also ends with visions, all of which are visions that the sons and daughters of God's servants in the last days would come to understand (Acts 2:17). In chapters 40 through 48 we see Ezekiel carried "in vision" to the land of Israel and shown that glorious sanctuary of the Millennium.  To study Ezekiel Clink Ezekiel in the Table of Contents in the column on your left.

It is worth remembering that eventually, in the 3rd Earth Age, i.e. throughout eternity, there will be no temple, for the Lord GOD Almighty and the Lamb ARE the temple, even as Christ is that temple now if you have understanding.

God hates idolatry, spiritual whoredom. And His children are too Biblically ignorant to know to whom they are married!  Yes they are!  They will jump in bed with the first Bridegroom that appears on earth claiming to be Jesus and they will be seduced!  They are the first women (no gender intended) taken in the field in Mat. 24:40, just as it was in the days of Noah.  Is all this graphic enough?  It is very serious.  In this final generation you must have the seal of God (His Word) in your forehead (mind) in order to escape the vials from being poured out on you. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,...

Do you have absolutely, positively, no doubts whatsoever, who is who?  Do you know the difference between light and darkness, between the children of the day and the children of the night, between the truth of Father's Word and the lies of their father's traditions?  Do you remain steadfast in His Word and therefore in no wise become ashamed when Christ returns because you will still be a spiritual virgin and will not have been seduced by Satan, the falsechrist.

How do you walk in the light? The Word of God is the light! You can walk in magnificent churches with stain glassed windows, you can walk on holy ground, you can walk among holy men, you can walk around all over town and say "Praise the Lord" to everyone, but if you do walk in the Word of God, you walk in darkness everywhere you walk!

Notice to all Christians:
If we would only eat the true bread of life and drink the pure living water from the fountain of truth [The Bible] whereby we could build up a sure foundation in His Word, the Rock of our salvation, we would not stagger nor stumble and fall to our spiritual death during the great tribulation of these last days.

You cease and desist from listening to the lofty words of flesh men and women and you start listening to your Father, to His Word, for it is He before whom you shall stand and give account, not some man. You may have a high and mighty preacher but he or she is not going to be there to give account for you on that day! You are going to stand alone, so won't you turn to the Lord thy God and seek Him now, while it is yet today? He loves you very much and He is waiting to bless you and make your sins white as snow! And He has promised that you shall live and you shall eat of the good of the land.
Therefore make sure you don't follow after the traditions of men and find yourself suddenly shaken and woken up on that great day only to find yourself naked and ashamed at His coming. Take heed to that which is written and "cease ye from the lofty words of men"... and seek ye the LORD!

Question? If one were to look upon the walls of your mind, what would he or she find etched there foremost, at the front? Many would actually have a big church or denomination etched there, an idol indeed, in lieu of having the Word of God written and sealed in the forefront of their minds, i.e. in their foreheads! If you do not have the seal of God written in your forehead, in your mind... well, even though you seek after Bethel, which is go to church regularly, it is written that you shall become prey to those dirty birds, Satan's locust army that we talked about earlier, the ones who seek after dead carcasses, and you will be taken and seduced by the false messiah. Rev. 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads." And as it is also written, as a result of being seduced by the false messiah, you shall stand naked and ashamed at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Apart from God we are no different than animals.  Read Pamphlet 1399 from Ecclesiastes in the table of contents on the left of this screen.
What an exciting time in which to live? Did you know that the majority of the prophecies contained in the Word of God were written for these last days, the days of the generation of the fig tree which began on May 15, 1948. That means that the Baby Boomer generation is the generation Jesus Christ said would not pass away until all the things He foretold us of in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 came to pass (Mat. 24:34).

The nation called Israel today is not the true House of Israel at all. In fact it is really the House of Judah and then only in PART for it is mixed with those who are descendants of Judah along with those who claim to be of Judah but are definitely not! They are the good and the bad figs respectively, spoken of in Jeremiah chapter 24 which were set out in the land of Judea on May 15, 1948, marking the planting of the fig tree Christ spoke of in His parable in Mat. 24 and Mark 13.

To understand how that answer is derived one must first know the difference between an Hebrew, an Israelite, and a Jew. All Hebrews are not Israelites and all Israelites are not Jews (the word Hebrew comes from "eber" meaning the people from across the river (Euphrates), i.e. the descendants of Noah who went forth after the flood). For example, Lot was an Hebrew and also Abraham's nephew, but he would never be in the lineage of his cousin Isaac, Abraham's son who would beget Jacob whose named would be changed to Israel. Israel (Jacob) had 12 sons, only one of whom was Judah. So while all descendants of Judah are of Israel, MOST (11 out of 12) of the descendants of Israel are not of Judah. How could they possibly be? Think about it. Though it may sound a little complicated at first, it is really quite simple.

                                             Jacob  (Israel)
                 The 12 sons of Israel, i.e. Reuben, Simeon, Judah (only one out of 12), etc.

All 12 tribes of Israel were at one time a single united nation until the death of king Solomon. Then the nations split apart and Judah along with Benjamin became known as the southern House of Judah and the northern 10 tribes became known as the House of Israel. If you look in the back of most Bibles you will find maps showing these two separate houses. The House of Israel was taken captive long before Judah and eventually those tribes migrated north over the Caucasus mountains and then into western Europe, the British Isles and later to the Americas. They became known as the lost 10 tribes of Israel, simply because they have lost their identity and do not know who they are. But if you will take the time to learn and understand where they went and who they are
today then you will understand upon whom God sheds His grace. Clue: It is on the object of "thee"! Start singing!

Let us be reminded that the name Isaiah means "Yahveh's salvation", the complete plan of which is given to us in detail in the Bible. To that end, let us also be reminded that it is part of God's complete and wondrous plan in these last days to allow the spiritual desolation of the whole world to take place, including the spiritual desolation of the House of Israel... with the exception of those who have the seal of God in their foreheads (Rev. 9:4). That global spiritual slaughter shall be brought about by the desolator himself, Satan the anti-christos, meaning the "instead-of-Christ", who shall come stand in the holy place (Mat. 24:15) and sit in temple of God claiming to be God (2 Thes. 2:4). As it is written in the 9th chapter of Daniel, that abomination of desolation, i.e. the abominable one, shall come and cast his wicked net (Hab. 1:15) upon the whole world and spread forth a world wide web of lies and deceptions... causing spiritual desolation indeed. That overflowing, that flood of lies (Rev. 12:15), that smoke from the pit (Rev. 9:2) that darkens the sun (light of truth) and the air (spiritual atmosphere), shall cause the daily sacrifice, which is our communion to Jesus Christ, to be taken away and given unto the false messiah, Satan himself (Dan. 9:27). In other words, the majority of Christians will believe that the false messiah, Satan who comes posing as the Lamb of God (Rev. 13:11), is indeed Jesus Christ and therefore... believing him to be the One who shed His blood for them, they will take communion unto him.

We have so much in this final generation, e.g. electronic gadgets galore, automobiles, planes, and luxury and comfort and entertainment beyond the wildest imagination of our forefathers! These are the things that one would see foremost written in the forefront of the minds of the multitude of our people! You "see", it is what you spend your time pursuing, following after, that becomes an idol to you, i.e. that is what you worship. Many people place their comfort and security in their jobs, their healthcare plans, their retirement funds, their homes, etc, etc. They have little or no time to study and meditate upon their Father's Word! Therefore in that sense, they already worship the beast for they follow after the system and depend on it for their welfare and well-being!

Where does true spiritual strength come from? It comes from eating and digesting that precious spiritual food which is the bread of life, the Word of God. Surely you have heard the old adage, "You are what you eat", and that is as true on the spiritual level as it is on the physical. EZEK-I-EL, whose name means "God is my strength", was told to eat the entire roll, the Word of God, and digest it in his bowels until it became a part of him. THEN, after he had internalized God's Word, he was sent to the house of Israel to speak unto them with HIS WORDS, not the words of men. Ezekiel 3:3-4 "And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. [4] And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them."

Have you ever heard the phrase "Back in Biblical Times", as if God's Word stopped in history somewhere along the way?  Well guess what?  It's a stupid statement!  Because these are the most exciting Biblical times in the history of mankind.  Right now!  All the prophets and disciples wanted to know what it would be like in 2004 A.D.  Checked your calendar lately?  Checked world events lately?  Noticed any "contractions"?

 Please turn to Isaiah 28: 9 - 13 to find out who it is that the Lord will teach knowledge and the understanding of  doctrine.

Here's something else that's amazing throughout the Bible!  All prophecy as to length of time given in God's Word concerning Satan and the children of the night, is given in lunar terminology (because they are a bunch of lunartics). All prophecy as to length of time given concerning God's children, the children of light, is given in solar terminology.

And so the latter day rain (The Lord's Precious Word) is now falling, if only you will allow it to water the buds of your mind whereby you grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord and your love for Him increases each day.

The inconsistency of opinion as to when a fetus becomes a person is apparent even in the operating rooms.  During prenatal surgeries, which are often done to a  20-week-old fetus (pre-born baby) to correct potentially catastrophic problems such as heart malformations and spina bifida, doctors and nurses routinely refer to them as "patients" while at the same time the law says they are not yet viable human beings and allows them to be destroyed in another operating room just down the hall.

There were Two TREES in the garden, the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (the little box cedar), there are Two ROCKS (a big "R" and a little "r"), there are Two Christ's and there are Two Christianities, the "religion", i.e. illusion, and the "reality".

Haven't you ever wondered how it could possibly be that Satan when he comes to earth is able to "deceiveth the whole world" (Rev. 12:9)?  If what "main stream" Christianity is teaching, i.e. their traditional doctrines, is true, then how could this be? Is the majority right when most professing Christians are completely Biblically illiterate? Think about it? If a person is deceived it means that they believe something to be true that is, in fact, no so. Folks, it is "religion" that prevents our people from seeing the truth of God's Word.  So, while the majority of Christianity today teaches that Jesus Christ can return at any moment, both Jesus Christ and the apostle Paul WARNED about being deceived concerning His return. Jesus said repeatedly that many would come claiming to represent Him, i.e. as Christian ministers, and would deceive MANY, the multitudes, not just a few! Take a look at what the majority teaches concerning our gathering back to Christ, then read what Paul says in 2 Thes. 2. Here it is: 2 Thes. 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, The subject is the 7th Trump, the return of Christ, and our gathering back to Him. 2 Thes. 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; We are NOT going to gather back to Christ until the son of perdition is revealed. There is only one son of perdition, Satan himself. What does this "revealing" mean? [4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

What is it that God, our Father, desires from His children? If you are a parent yourself then the answer to this question is intuitive for He wants the same thing from His children as you want from yours. In other words, He wants His children to love Him and listen to His wisdom, His Word, so they can be happy and successful, which thus gives Him great pleasure and joy, which is WHY He created His children in the first place (Rev. 4:11 "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.) The question is, "Have you given Him much pleasure lately?" Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Some present day Jews are Israelites from the tribe of Judah.  The Israelites (all 12 tribes) are God's chosen people.  Many Israelies (Jews from Israel of today) are not Israelites or even of Judah or Benjamin which made up the original nation of Judah.  The other 10 tribes of Israelites who made up the original nation of Israel; where do you suppose they are today?  You won't need to spend much time on this web site to find out!
See pamphlet #1064 - find it in the Table of Contents under "Wisdom";
Also #1020 under "Ask yourself This"

Have you ever noticed that precious metals such as gold and silver and precious gems like diamonds and rubies do not lie in abundance out in the open fields for passersby to just reach down and pick up? No, those "riches" are hidden deep in the heart of the earth and IF you desire to have them you must labor and search for them and dig them out! And so it is with the precious riches found in the Word of God that lie at a deeper level beneath the surface. Those riches are reserved for the workman who studies and shows himself approved and who rightly divides the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15).

 "If you don't understand the Old Testament, how are you to understand the New Testament?"

This is only speculation, but think about it, since your experience of death in this flesh age is part of God's plan to save your soul you may be required to watch films of your physical death at some time during summer school (The Millennium).

Not long ago, reading the Minor Prophets was like reading tomorrow's newspaper. That still remains somewhat true to this day! However, as the Baby Boomer generation of the fig tree has "ripened with age", some sections of those Minor Prophets now contain current events, "TODAY'S NEWS", and some sections even contain history, i.e. prophecies fulfilled! So we all need to stay awake and be alert and not fall asleep on the watch.

The Book of Ezekiel was written for the "right moment" in the Divine order of God's Plan.  It was written to the "watchmen" of this final generation, to those who possess a "higher degree" of knowledge and understanding of His Word, to those servants of His who have "eaten the scroll and digested it in their bowels"

Have you seen God? If you have "seen" the Son, the Word of God, you have "seen" the Father. Do you know where to look for Him, to "see" him? (Hint: Look in His Word! Jesus Christ is the Word! The Bread of Life!)

"If the Pharisees could have gotten our "Hate Crime" laws passed through the Roman Senate, they could have made the prosecution and crucifixion of Jesus even easier" ...Lancelot Knight

 Eccles. 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: [2] A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; [3] A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; [4] A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; [5] A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; [6] A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;  [7] A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;  [8] A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. One of the really helpful things we will learn from this 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes is that these 28 seasons and times happen to everyone, and therefore we should not be taken by surprise by any of the things that happen in our lives, but rather learn to discern the season and times that we are in and then realize that there is a purpose so that we may act accordingly and appropriately.  The other thing we must know is that our Father is in complete control of the times and seasons and though He changes them, He gives the wisdom and knowledge to those with eyes to see and ears to hear as to how to cope and deal with each and every one of them.