Consider what Jesus Christ will say to those hard working Christians "in that day", the day of His return!
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
That, at that time, for His pleasure, billions of years ago, God created us, His children as spirit beings like Himself.
He could have created us like robots, programed to love Him, but
no pleasure in that option, chose to give us free will.
That, He gave us free will knowing that in doing so, He risk our not returning His love.
That, He also created our brother Lucifer to be our guide in that spiritual world.
That, God then created the world that then was (the first earth age) as a home for us to live in with Lucifer as our priest and leader.
That, Lucifer, using his free will, decided he would take over and become like God.
That, Lucifer deceived one third or approximately 4 billion of us, convincing that many of us that he truly was capable of being more powerful than or as powerful as God.
That, God, in anger over Lucifer's betrayal, removed us from the earth during that first earth age and destroyed everything, actually knocking the earth off its perfect axis and causing a world wide flood [Lucifer's flood; not Noah's flood] which killed all flesh and blood life. [i.e. The end of the dinosaurs]
That, God sentenced Lucifer to everlasting death, with the sentence to be carried out at a future date only after He [God] uses him to help discover which of us will, truly, by our own free will, remain or become faithful to Him during this, second, earth age.
God chose not to destroy us, His children, at that time, even the ones
who followed Lucifer, because He loves us and realized we had no
of the finality of death; our only experience with death, having been
to the life and death of the flesh and blood beings of the animal
[dinosaurs and such] during that first earth age.
That, a number of us who had stayed faithful to God, continuing to worship Him and showing our love for Him.
That, The majority of us did not take sides with Lucifer against God, but we also did not actively choose God over Lucifer either.
That, God knew that many of us could not really appreciate the finality of death, even though we witnessed it in animals, so He had a plan whereby we could be saved from the same fate as Lucifer which is eternal death of the soul.
That, He would, one by one, in turn, over a period of time, during a second earth age, place us into flesh and blood bodies to experience the life and death of our flesh body, i.e. the shadow of death, so that we might by so doing realize how final the death of our souls would be and allowing us then, if we had not already done so, to by our own free will, choose to be faithful to Him.
That, Those of us who actively remained faithful in the first earth age He chose, predestined, for a special purpose in this flesh life without free will because He knew we had already chosen to be faithful to Him in the first earth age. (referring to us as "the elect" in the Bible)
That, God then, after making the earth livable again, created human life, ( Adam ) The Hebrew word translated "man" is adam. In the manuscripts it is not preceded by the definite article 'eth and so it does not refer to a specific person, i.e. the word adam means human being or mankind, and has each of us in turn being born of water and existing here in flesh bodies, similar to that of animals, so we can gain appreciation of life and the finality of death by experiencing both, physical life and physical death while living here in flesh bodies.
That, He did this [made the earth livable again], then over a six day (approx. 6000 year) period of time and on the seventh day (approx. 1000 year period) he rested while many of us (the races) came to earth, and still do, through the womb experiencing life and death during our short stay here on earth.
we all, in the flesh, fall short of the perfection he requires of his
That, He decided to come to earth Himself as His own only begotten son (Jesus), a flesh man also, to offer His own blood as a sacrifice for sin to all who would choose life through Him rather than death through Satan.
That, on the eighth day he created a new line of humans, ('eth-ha adham ) with the article and particle, which means "this same man Adam", to be made up of only those of us from the first earth age who stuck by Him during Satan's uprising (the Elect).
He Himself would come to earth in a flesh body as a descendant of this
new Adamic line of humans.
That, from day one, Satan determined he would corrupt that Adamic line with his own seed.
Satan did corrupt a branch of that new line before it ever really got
when he seduced Eve in the garden and she bore Cain.
That, a pure branch did survive through Adam's and Eve's son Seth.
That, over several generations others of us, loyal to Satan, came to earth without entering through the womb, i.e. being born of water, and impregnated daughters of Seth's descendants.
That, the situation got so bad that when there were only eight pure Adamic descendants left God again decided to destroy all other human life, in that part of the world, with a second but less devastating local flood (Noah's flood).
That, even after Noah's flood more of us continued to come to earth without entering through the womb (producing another giant species of man of which Goliath was one).
a pure strain of eighth day man (Adam's and Eve's descendants) did
through Abraham's and Sarah's son Isaac, via Isaac's son, Jacob
and from that line God came to earth, through the womb of a virgin
in the person of Jesus Christ.
That, Jesus, being God in the flesh, lived a perfect life without sin and therefore; was able to become the ultimate sacrifice.
after we all have been to earth through the womb Christ will return and
we will all be changed
back into spirit bodies
similar to the bodies we had in the first earth age.
That, before Jesus returns, Lucifer/Satan [as the false-christ] will come and deceive many professing Christians and also non Christians into believing he is Christ.
That, those of us who claim to be Christians and are deceived [have the mark of the beast in our forehead] will be so ashamed when Jesus says, "Depart from me, I never knew you".
That, When Christ returns we will all be changed back into our spiritual bodies; the Millennium (next 1000 years) will be a spiritual (not flesh and blood) existence for all of us, both the saved and the dead (THE DEAD BEING THOSE OF US WHO WERE NOT GRANTED IMMORTAL SOULS, I. E. ETERNAL LIFE AT CHRIST'S RETURN AND STIILL HAVE, STILL LIABLE TO DIE, MORTAL SOULS.)
That, some of us who have already accepted and truly know Christ, as in know to tell the difference between what is holy and what is profane, HAVE received eternal life at His return (the first resurrection)
That, those of us who receive eternal life at that first resurrection will rule with Christ for 1000 years teaching the rest of us the difference between what is Holy and what is profane [summer school, you might call it, for the rest of us]
That, Those referred to as the dead, during the Millennium, are those of us who did not receive eternal life at Christ's return, who while being yet alive all through the Millennium, are still liable to perish at the Great White Throne of Judgment depending on our works during and at the end of the Millennium.
That, Satan will be locked up and unable to negatively influence us for this 1000 year period.
we will all (every one who ever lived, except Satan, and those of us
did not come to earth through the womb) live on earth with Christ for
years (approx. 12 billion of us).
That, after one thousand years living without evil influence, but with us all now having foreknowledge of what death is, Satan will be loosed for a little while to again tempt us.
That, any of us who did not receive eternal life at our Lord's return, now having this foreknowledge, who still choose to follow Satan, will be judged at the Great White Throne and sentenced to the same fate as Satan - to perish by the all consuming fire which is God.
God now knows that all of us who chose to follow Him in the first earth
age and/or during the grace period of this earth age did so because we
love Him allowing Him to change our hearts to what He would have us be,
That, the walking dead who choose to follow God and holiness rather then Satan and what is profane, when Satan is released for a short time at the end of the Millennium, will at that time be granted eternal life (the second resurrection).
then God will have achieved His goal of having children, for all of
(made up of sixth day men, i.e. the races, and eighth day men), who are
pure in heart not because he created us without the ability to sin but
knowing we loved Him and chose Him to purified us not by His will
but by our own free will.
That, as we humans measure time, is a long drawn out process, but the only way God could create offspring who end up not only being perfect, but who love Him, as He loves us, by our own free will.
That, He created us with the ability to be imperfect, yet with a free will to choose if we want Him to change our hearts from imperfection to perfection.
That, we will spend eternity here in a new heaven and earth [the third heaven and earth age] in spirit bodies, like our Fathers, and we will be His family and He will be our Father and our God.
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered
him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the
and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
14 The sower soweth the word.
15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
Colossians 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:"
Did you get that? Don't let the "tradition of men" spoil you. Don't let the elements, and rudiments of the world spoil and draw you away from the faith that you have in Christ Jesus. Philosophy is the reasoning by man to justify the guilt that comes by his evil works. When they/you reason away the sins you have done, your conscience will not bother you. The Kenites (Cain's grand-children and therefore, also Satan's grand-children) are skilled in the philosophy bringing people down by their vain deceit, which is their boastful pride. That is what caused Satan's fall and that is also what will bring down many Christians.
1. Egypt is first mentioned in connection with Abraham not trusting Egyptians around his wife (Gen. 12:10-13).
2. One of the greatest types of Christ in the Bible was sold into Egypt as a slave (Gen. 37:36).>
3. Joseph did not want his bones left in Egypt (Gen. 50:25).
4. God killed all the firstborn of Egypt (Exo. 12:12).
5. God calls Egypt "the house of bondage" (Exo. 20:4).
6. God calls Egypt an "iron furnace" (Deu. 4:20).
7. The Kings of Israel were even forbidden to get horses from Egypt (Deu. 17:16), so why should we look there for a Bible?
8. The Jews were forbidden to go to Egypt for help (Jer. 42:13-19).
9. God plans to punish Egypt (Jer. 46:25).
10. God calls His Son out of Egypt (Hos. 11:1; Mat. 2:15).
11. Egypt is placed in the same category as Sodom (Rev. 11:8).
12. The first time Alexandria is mentioned in the Bible, it is associated with unbelievers, persecution, and the eventual death of Stephen (Acts 6:9; 7:54-60).
13. The next mention of Alexandria involves a lost preacher who has to be set straight on his doctrine (Acts 18:24-26).
14. The last two times we read about Alexandria is in Acts 27:6 and Acts 28:11. Here we learn that Paul was carried to his eventual death in Rome by two ships from Alexandria .
Alexandria was the second largest city of the Roman Empire, with Rome being the first. It was founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great (a type of the Antichrist in Daniel 8). Located at the Nile Delta, Alexandria was the home of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. Also, during the second and third centuries B.C., it was the home of a massive library containing between 500,000 and 700,000 volumes. It was also the home of a catechetical school once headmastered by the great apostate Adamantius Origen (185-254 A.D.).
In light of what God's word says about higher knowledge and philosophy
(I Cor. 1:22; Rom. 1:22; Gen. 3:5; Col. 2:8; I Cor. 8:1), why would any
serious Christian expect to find the true word of God in Alexandrian
1. Upon it's first mention, we find that Antioch is the home of a Spirit-filled deacon (Acts 6:3-5). Do you suppose it is a mere accident that the Holy Spirit first mentions Antioch in the same chapter where He first mentions Alexandria?
2. In Acts 11:19, Antioch is a shelter for persecuted saints.
3. The first major movement of the Holy Ghost among the Gentiles occurs in Antioch (Acts 11:20-21).
4. Paul and Barnabas taught the Bible in Antioch for a whole year (Acts 11:26).
5. The disciples were first called "Christians" at Antioch (Acts 11:26).
6. The church at Antioch sends relief to the poor saints at Jerusalem (Acts 11:27-30).
7. The first missionary journey is sent out from Antioch (Acts 13:1-3).
8. Antioch remains the home base or headquarters of the early church (Acts 14:19-26; 15:35).
9. The final decision of the Jerusalem council was first sent to Antioch (Acts 15:19-23, 30), because Antioch was the home base.
10. Antioch was the location of Paul setting Peter straight on his doctrine (Gal. 2:11).
Founded in 300 B.C. by Seleucus Nicator, Antioch was the third largest city of the Roman Empire. Located in Syria, about twenty miles inland from the Mediterranean on the Orontes River, Antioch had it's own sea port and more than it's share of travelers and tradesmen. In His infinite wisdom, God picked the ideal location for a "home base". Antioch was far enough away from the culture and traditions of the Jews (Jerusalem and Judaea) and the Gentiles (Rome, Greece, Alexandria, etc) that new Christians could grow in the Lord. Meanwhile, it's geographical location was ideal for taking God's word into all the world.
So, you have a choice. You can get your Bible from Alexandria, or you can get it from Antioch.
Finally, in the 8th chapter of the Book of Amos, in the Old Testament of all places, we have come to the verse that fully explains what the famine of the end time is which Christ talked about in Mat. 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. We need also understand that this is no longer prophecy and that we are right now in the midst of that great famine.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD
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Satan's Locust Army
What we're seeing happening here is the complete and total destruction by Satan's locust army.
The Book of Joel gives us the details of
that fearsome locust army from the 9th chapter of Revelation.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the Book of Joel was written concerning the judgment and events of "the last days"
that usher in the "Day of the Lord" and the return of Jesus Christ.
In fact, the prophecy of Joel is undated
and there is no reference to time
(though Peter will set the clock on Pentecost Day)
because it speaks of the very same "Day of the Lord"
that John was taken to "in the spirit" in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 1:10).
Revelation, which means to "uncover" or "reveal",
really contains nothing new that isn't explained in detail elsewhere in the Word of God.
To that end, this Book of Joel gives us the details of that fearsome locust army
in the 9th chapter of Revelation and also how God's warning, His Word,
would be "Trumpeted" in the last days.
Furthermore, as we alluded to earlier,
the Apostle Peter would let us know with certitude
that the Book of Joel was written concerning the events of "the last days"
when he stood up on Pentecost Day in Acts chapter two,
after witnessing those through whom the Holy Spirit
spoke concerning the wonderful works of God,
and said "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel (Acts 2:16)".
In other words, Peter said that what they were "seeing"
was an example of what Joel described would happen in the last days,
i.e. during the final generation.
Also, if you are fortunate enough to have a Companion Bible
you should turn to page 1224
and familiarize yourself with the four part structure
outlining the simple message of our Father through His servant Joel.
That message can also be summarized in one sentence:
"Listen closely My children, for though the following unpleasant events
described herein must take place,
if you will repent and turn to me you shall emerge unharmed
and live with Me happily ever after."
Again, the subject of Joel is the "Day of the LORD"
declaring that a destruction SHALL COME
in the form of devastating and vicious spiritual destruction
that will consume like a plague of locusts all those
who do not have the "Seal of God" in their foreheads* (Rev. 9:4).
Yes, it is coming soon, it is even nigh at hand,
so you servants of the Most High
need to sound the alarm in His Purple Mountains Majesty
and Blow the Trumpet in Zion!
These two verses sum up the knowledge and the duty of a servant of God in these last days:
Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
No further introduction is necessary so let's get started.
All you who are in charge of your families (Joel 1:3). Ask yourselves if you have ever seen anything like this before in your life that is even anywhere close to what I'm about to tell you?
Our Father lets us know that these are His words, not man's, that He has given us through His servant Joel, the son of Pethuel, whose name means "vision man of God". That's cool, because it is written in this book that in the last days the young men, i.e. the sons and daughters of the prophets, will see (understand) visions, i.e. the visions God gave to their fathers, like the one we are studying now!Joel 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.
Listen closely and take heed ye elders, all you who are in charge of your families (vs. 3). Ask yourselves if you have ever seen anything like this before in your life that is even anywhere close to what I'm about to tell you? So pay attention, listen and learn, and then pass it on! Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?
Tell your generations and their generations until the last generation (of sons and daughters) is here, which is the generation when all these things He has foretold us shall be fulfilled (Mat. 24:34). And He has foretold us all things, the details of which He told us through His prophets: Mark 13:23 "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things."Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
The Gnawer, The Swarmer, The Devourer and The Consumer.
These four stages describe the complete and total destruction by Satan's locust army.
When our Father uses an analogy of a person, or an animal, or a place, or a thing, we are supposed to understand the characteristics of that person, place, or thing in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of that which He would have us know. Therefore we need to know at least the basics of what locusts are and how they behave and especially how they eat since that is what verse four describes them doing in Four Different Stages.Joel 1:4
That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.
"What are locusts?Those of you with eyes to see and ears to hear, who understand about the latter day rain, might find the following information of great interest:
Locusts are insects belonging to the order Orthoptera. They are identical in appearance to grasshoppers with which they share the family Acrididae. The only difference between the two types of insects is that locusts can exist in two different behavioural states (solitary and gregarious) whereas grasshoppers do not. When the population density is low locusts behave as individuals, much like grasshoppers. However, when the population density is high locusts form highly mobile gregariously behaving bands of nymphs or swarms of adults. It is this change from one behavioural state to another, known as phase change, that makes locusts such devastating pests. Phase change may be accompanied by changes in body shape and colour, and in fertility, survival and migratory behaviour. These changes are so dramatic in many species that the swarming and non-swarming forms were once considered to be different species."
"What causes a locust plague? In general, locust plagues occur when widespread areas of inland Australia receive good rainfall in successive seasons. High rainfall stimulates good growth of grass rendering the habitat ideal for locust breeding."It is the gentle rain that falls from heaven, from God's Word, that gives "life" and makes things "green" as was declared long ago in that great "Song of Moses" which the overcomers of Satan and his locust army will be singing at the victory celebration in Rev. 15:3.
Yes, our Father pours out the rain to make the earth bring forth abundantly, but the locusts swarm to consume everything that is "green" before them, leaving nothing but desolation and waste behind them.Deut. 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass.
Also, you will find the four stages of the locust noted in your Companion Bible which are as follows:
These four stages describe the complete and total destruction by Satan's locust army. "4" is also the number which denotes "earth" (see appendix 10 in your Companion Bible) for the whole earth is consumed in the wake of the locusts. They also describe their MO, their method of operation as to how they enter in and the stages by which the locusts, through the Four Hidden Dynasties, devour the earth. Just remember that the locusts spoken of here in Joel and in Revelation are symbolic of MEN, not insects, for they make up the "nation" we shall read of in verse 6!
There are many, many different analogies used throughout the scriptures to describe the deception of these last days.
Lets pause with another warning and wake up call to those Christians who are spiritually drunk from sipping the wine from the cup held to their lips by the religious harlot of Rev. 17, which is churchianity following after the traditions of men.
The new wine is the truth of God's Word which never reaches their lips because these "drinkers of wine" who think they obey God's commands (though they have never studied His Word enough to know what they are and therefore do not do them, i.e. are not doers of the Word) drink from the golden cup of idolatry held in the hand of the great religious whore described in Rev. 17!Joel 1:5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.
Purple and scarlet are the colors of royalty and the priesthood. Those who have studied the Book of Hosea know that adultery and fornication are symbolic terms for religious idolatry, which is a form of worship made to appear to the spiritually "drunk" as Christianity, when in fact it is only churchianity where "the new wine" is not found. It is even written that if you try to put new wine (truth) into those old brittle "wine skins" they will burst asunder from the fermentation, which is the purification process of His Word (Mark 2:22).Rev. 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
There are many, many different analogies used throughout the scriptures to describe the deception of these last days. The one we are learning here in the Book of Joel is that the truth has already been cut off from the mouths of the spiritually drunk for it has been consumed away by the unholy nation of locusts! Yes, a nation!
Again, by the time you read about the locust army in Rev. 9 you will already know that the harmless looking little locusts, which by themselves seem like such nice people, do rip and tear like the great cheek teeth of a lion when they "swarm" upon the land.Joel 1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
Horses are symbolic of power and these locusts (men) are like the horses prepared for the great endtime battle when the trumpets blow! In this prophetic sense it refers to the Four Horses of Rev. 6, those first Four Seals which are the Four Hidden Dynasties of Religion/doctrine of many of our Christian churches, (The Man on a White Horse), Politics/political direction of our country, (The Man on a Red Horse), Economics/economic direction our country has taken, (The Man on a Black Horse) and Education/teachings of our schools and media. (The Man on a Pale Horse), i.e. "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"Rev. 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
You see, "on their heads were as it were crowns like gold", which means they control the kings (crowns) of the earth, behind the scene so to speak, and "their faces were as the faces of men" because although you do not see many of those who actually wear the crowns, i.e. are in charge, they are MEN, not insects!
Do you know who the Kenite scribes are?"
They appear to be gentle as a woman, which is what the figure of speech "had hair as the hair of a women" means. In other words, their "covering" of hair is just a disguise, a cover-up, because when they open their mouths, they rip and shred and tear like the "biters" of a lion. This is no different than the analogy used of false preachers described as "wolves in sheep clothing"!
Let's identify what "nation" Joel is speaking of in verse 6 who will be so strong and burdensome to our people. We find the answer in the Book of Amos, whose name means "burden"! This is the same book that details what the great famine of the end time is that Christ told us in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 would be a SIGN of the times before He returns. The famine is not for bread but for the "hearing of the Word of God" (Amos 8:11-13). Neither are the locusts insects, but men of great deception!
Joel 1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
First, "unto the river of the wilderness" is also a figure of speech which simply means "to the end of the river" or in other words, "until the end of time", meaning the end of this earth age. So from the time Hemath enters into the true House of Israel, even into this great nation of America, our people would be afflicted until Jesus Christ returns.The only thing left to know is "Who is Hemath?" That's a no-brainer if you seek the answer in God's Word. You will find in the Book of Chronicles that Hemath is the father of the Kenites of the house of Rechab who were not of Israel but had affixed themselves to the tribes of Israel and became their scribes.Amos 6:14 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.
The next question is: "Do you know who the Kenites are?" The word "kenite" is a "transliteration", which is simply when you convert the letters of one language into the letters of another. That differs from a "translation" where you convert a word to its meaning. The meaning of "kenite" comes from the Hebrew word "Qayin" or "Kayin" who is known to us English speaking peoples as "Cain". You see, the letter "Koph", ÷, in Hebrew, the first letter in the name Kayin, Qayin, Cain, has the sound of a "K" or a "Q" or a hard "C", just like the names Kathy and Cathy are pronounced exactly the same way in English. A Cainite, or Kenite, is therefore a son of, or descendent of Cain (not to be confused with a Canaanite).1 Chron. 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
Here is Strong's definition:
We will discuss more of these locusts and even give the date when they entered into the "storehouse" of United States of America and began gnawing away! Hint: It was about the same time as the 1st of the Four Stages of Zionism. Oh, here is the Hebrew definition of "storehouse".ïP÷ qayin kah'-yin #7014
The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe:—Cain, Kenite (-s).
OK, I too hate it when someone keeps me in suspense. It was 1913! More in our next study. What year did we give up the gold standard for our currency in the good old USA?øöÈBà �oòtsaòro-tsaw' #214
From H686; a depository:—armory, cellar, garner, store(-house), treasure (-house) (-y).
So it is time to WAKE UP, ye drunkards who stagger in a spiritual stupor caused by old wine produced from the valley of the traditions of men. The new wine, the truth of God's Word, has been cut off from your mouths.
Do you remember who it is that causes the new wine to be cut off? It is a false nation, a nation likened unto devouring locusts who will rip and tear like the cheek teeth of a great lion and strip bare all that is green with life and liberty and happiness before them, leaving total spiritual desolation in their wake.Joel 1:5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.
In our last study we identified this nation from Amos 6:4 as stemming from the kenite controlled nation from the house of Hemath. It grows into the New World Order which is then headed by Apollyon, king of the locust army! Rev. 9:11 "And they [the locusts] had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon." Do you know who he is? Oh good, you looked it up Strong's Concordance! That's right, he is the Destroyer, the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, i.e. the abominable one who destroys or makes desolate!Joel 1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
It is also interesting to note the Hebrew definition of "nation" in both Joel 1:6 and Amos 6:4:EÁðïëëýùí Apolluoônap-ol-loo'-ohn
Active participle of G622; a destroyer (that is, Satan):—Apollyon.
However, it should be made quite clear that our Father takes full responsibility for sending this nation against His people. In fact, in Joel 2:11 He will call this locust army "His army" but let us understand why He allows them to come upon His people to test them, prior to our Lord's return!éBb ébÉgoòy go'ee,go'-ee
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:—Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
And; To the end time church of Philadelphia, The Lord says, Rev. 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
"New World Order"
Hello, we have all heard of the term "New World Order," and it has been described by it's proponents as "The uniting of all the worlds governments and citizenry for the common good of mankind in general, and all peoples individually on the planetary scale; the designed mechanism to eradicate global pollution, overpopulation, poverty, sickness, religious conflict, and all war." Sounds good, right? I mean who couldn't get behind that? Don't be so sure just yet, not so quick, let's look at the bigger picture, let's look a little deeper and see what God's Word has said about this prophetic, foretold of in Scripture, world system of government.
Surely God in His prophecies would not leave unmentioned the uniting of His world under a one-world global system of governance.
New World Order
There are three major components of this verse that require a background of understanding in order to fully comprehend.Mysteries Like:
You tell them Paul.>>>>>>Live link to-->> Ephesians2.) without blame
Predestination & Election
During the first earth age.
are you too busy with church and church activities, as in playing
to take the time to get to know Jesus Christ whereby His Word, His Spirit, the Holy Spirit,
unites with your spirit (your intellect) and you become one in Him?
At least everybody acknowledges that there was a time long ago when Dinosaurs once roamed this earth. Science calls that age of long ago "prehistoric times" while the Bible calls that age "the world that then was" (2 Pet. 3:6). Also, there is one other obvious fact that everyone agrees with, and that is there are NO MORE dinosaurs! They are ALL gone, extinct! A person would do well to take some time and perform a search on "dinosaurs" on the Internet and discover all of the many theories man has devised about "how" and "why" they all became extinct.
The majority consensus is that the demise of the dinosaurs was quick and sudden and although some of man's theories as to "how" that sudden destruction took place, such as a comet or a large meteor or an asteroid striking the earth, are plausible and perhaps even likely, without the Word of God man will NEVER be able to determine "why" it happened. He can only guess. We don't have to. The Word of God tells us "why" they perished.
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Live Link to-> "God Planned it This Way"
Let's go to Genesis and see what happened in the garden.
You now know who this "serpent" is who was more subtle, meaning cunningly wise, than any "beast" of the field, which means any other living, created being, human or otherwise! So the PICTURE you now need to place in your mind is one of a very smart, good looking, handsome young preacher who is very, very charming and likeable and intelligent and well spoken.Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Then He will impart carnal knowledge to her and seduce her by sowing his "sperma" which shall bring forth his son, Cain! (Is that too shocking to your ears? Want to close your eyes and leave now or stick around and learn from your Father's Word? It is your choice!)
Live Link to- So if it "feels good", DO IT! And Eve took hold of the tree (asherah) and "Did it"!
A Good Home Communion
If you would like to take communion at this time then get the ingredients, bread and wine, or that which you have available such as grape juice or even water and a cracker.
If you have need of healing whether it is physical, spiritual, or both, now is the time to take it to Him. Isaiah 53:5 reads "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."
Then on the night that Jesus was betrayed He took the bread and blessed and brake it, and gave them to His disciples.
1 Cor. 11:23
For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
(Partake of the bread and talk to Him, which is to commune with Him.)
Live Link to- A Good Home Communion
If you have need of repentance in your life, now is also the time to open up and be honest with Him and ask for His forgiveness. Matthew 26:28 "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
1 Cor. 11:25
After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
(Partake of the wine and turn to your Father, who loves you very much, much more than you can ever know.)Jesus Christ's body received the stripes, and we receive the healing. If you ever want to take Communion at home, this is the chapter that we are to remember, and read for this important time. Read these Scriptures from the twenty third verse on, and partake of the bread and the cup in Jesus name. This makes a good home Communion. That healing is just as sure today as it was in Jesus day, and we do it all "in remembrance of Him".
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