Law of Restitution 2

Law of Restitution 2

 

As a Bible student of American Institute for Advanced Biblical Studies, Dr. Mosley has taught us the wonder of finding nuggets throughout God’s Word. There is a particular joy one gets when discovering mysteries within the written Word.

While the Lord speaks to individuals anyway He chooses; it’s quite amazing when He breathes on us out of Scriptures we thought we already knew. Today’s Bible students have better tools for finding the essence of the ancient culture and its people. I find that I get more out of controversial Scriptures that are difficult, but easier to understand when following the contextual flow.  Reading from the beginning of the story or the start of the chapter works for me.
Nothing is more important than learning a people’s language, and culture.

For instance, in the Greek, it is culturally correct to insert a salutation (a greeting) at the start of an epistle (letter) and a benediction at its end.  We see this application in 3 John 1:2.

At the beginning of 3 John 1:2 the salutation or greeting is the superimposed narrative of one who is wishing another a successful journey while serving the Lord.

2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
3 For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. (3Jo 1:1-3 KJV)

Look at the English word meaning of “prosper” and then compare its definition with the Greek “euodoo.”

2137 euvodo,w euodoo {yoo-od-o’-o}

prosper 2137 euvodo,w euodoo {yoo-od-o’-o}
Meaning: 1) to grant a prosperous and expeditious journey, to lead by a direct and easy way.

Usage: AV – prosper 3, have a prosperous journey

The Complete Jewish Bible

3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I am praying that everything prospers with you and that you be in good health, as I know you are prospering spiritually. (3Jo 1:2 CJB)

New Living Translation

3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. (3Jo 1:2 NLT)

As we continue with the subject of the Law of Restitution, (this law works for those in Christ who have unfairly suffered at the hands of their enemies), if we keep a Godly countenance, ADONIA can take that moment of sadness and turn it around as a moment of joy.

2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.

3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. (Jam 1:2-3 NLT)

Anytime you suffer for the Lord; your Heavenly Father knows every detail.

Matt 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. (Mat 18:10 KJV) 

Furthermore, we are already covered by the shield of faith and Satan has to respect the armor and shield that’s provided by Christ when we use it as instructed in Ephesian 6:12.

Ephesians 6:12 teaches us that we can deflect Satan’s spiritual darts. We may experience the devil’s lies with our ears and eyes, but they cannot touch a shielded servant.

As we mentioned above in 3 John 1:2, when removing a Scripture from its contextual flow, we sometimes create the danger of changing the meaning of what God is saying.  The same rule exists for the 18th Chapter of Matthew’s Gospel.  Confusion may set in when  Matthew chapter 18:12-17 is separated from verses 18 and 19. The reader is forced to use a Western mindset to make sense of what is being read.

19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. (Mat 18:19 KJV)

The problem is:  What does “as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done” mean outside of the Jewish culture? 

We come together to hear to collective heart and voice of God. Becuase, God knows what really goes on the home. In Malachi 2:14 ADONIA answer the priest as to why HIS presence was no longer blessing their worship sever.

14 You cry out, “Why doesn’t the LORD accept my worship?” I’ll tell you why! Because the LORD witnessed the vows you and your wife made when you were young. But you have been unfaithful to her, though she remained your faithful partner, the wife of your marriage vows. (Mal 2:14 NLT)

Malachi 2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. (Mal 2:14 KJV)

Consequently, women gained the right to file a decree of divorcement, because of the cruel treatment from their spouses. Both husband and wives were guilty of ungodly behaviors, Ron Moseley Ph. D..

Nevertheless, ADONIA hate divorces!

Jesus gave the Body of Christ Matthew 18 passage to protect us from opening any doors for Satan. Satan causes the divorce, then comes into the divorcee   lives causing more pain and suffering.

In one of the courses we took in Pastoral Counseling, I found it heartbreaking to discover that in America:

45% to 50% of first-time marriages end in divorce.

60% to 67% of second-time

60% to 67% of second-time marriages end in divorce. 

70% to 73% of third-time marriages end in divorce.

In the Body of Christ:

39% of Christian marriages end in divorce.                     

62% of second-time Christian marriages end in divorce. 

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (Mat 18:34-35 KJV)

One of the problems in the Church world today is the unwillingness for reconciliation.  According to Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 6:15 and Matthew 18:34-35, unforgiving is a sin.      

In the Jewish community, whenever there was contention between two members of the faith community and one of the parties rejected reconciliation, then the highest authority in the matter were the members of that local assembly.

Note how Jesus taught about for giving and reconciliation:

12 “What’s your opinion? What will somebody do who has a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine on the hillsides and go off to find the stray?
13 And if he happens to find it? Yes! I tell you he is happier over it than over the ninety-nine that never strayed!
14 Thus your Father in heaven does not want even one of these little ones to be lost.
15 “Moreover, if your brother commits a sin against you, go and show him his fault- but privately, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.
16 If he doesn’t listen, take one or two others with you so that every accusation can be supported by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
17 If he refuses to hear them, tell the congregation; and if he refuses to listen even to the congregation, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax-collector.

Within the collective Church community, a ruling of the verdict was binding. Just as in today’s courts, when evidence is accepted by the judge it’s called binding. In the same sense, after a contract was dated and signed, it became binding.

That is, “Binding” by what the Scripture had already confirmed and established as the Torah of God. The congregation compares the Holy Scriptures against a brother’s or sister’s corrupt behavior.
18 Yes! I tell you people that whatever you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.
19 To repeat, I tell you that if two of you here on earth agree about anything people ask, it will be for them from my Father in heaven.
20 For wherever two or three are assembled in my name, I am there with them.” (Mat 18:12-20 CJB)

It begins to make sense when we understand the definition of the ” thing,” in the Greek (Matt 18:19).

Strong’s Concordance word number #4229 pragma {prag’-mah}

Meaning:  1) that which has been done, a deed, an accomplished fact 2) what is done or being accomplished 2a) spec. Business, a commercial transaction 3) a matter, question, affair 3a) spec. in a forensic sense, a matter at law, case, suit 4) that which is or exists, a thing                                                                         Usage:  Adverb – thing 6, matter 3, business 1, work 1;

Where is the Law of Restitution?

Well, when we agree to be reconciled and doing it God’s way, Yeshua Lord and Redeemer is your great and exceeding reward.

At the end of the day, Christ wants us to be reconciled with one another. Sometimes, your hurt is deep and you may feel justified in ‘not letting go” of that person.  Remember, the Word promised that when we come together in agreement, we allow His Divine presence overshadows the memory and heals your pain.

 

Law of Restitution

Law of Restitution

 

There has never been a reason like now for the Body of Christ to share the wonderful Good News of God’s plan of Salvation.
The question is: What is the Good News? How does it look in today’s society? The Book of Acts is a book that showed what ministry resembled within the early Church when Jews and Believers walked together and shared the same faith. Early believers were very comfortable attending Sabbath services and keeping the feasts because they were taught the meaning of each feast and studied the liturgy, or doxology surrounding the awe of G-d.
Therefore, many Orthodox Jews found their Messiah, and Gentiles found their Saviour. And, both found their “Redeemer.”

For instance, whenever property came under the jurisdiction of the courts, a judge controlled the decisions regarding the property. That judge had the authority to make the judgments over claims of ownership. Only a family member with full payment had the right to recover said property.

In Hebrew padah {paw-daw’}the verb, “to redeem.” It is rendered in the Authorized Version “kinsman,” Num. 5:8; Ruth 3:12; 4:1,6,8; “redeemer,” Job 19:25; “avenger,” Num. 35:12; Deut.19:6, etc.

The Jewish law gave the right of redeeming and repurchasing, as well as of avenging blood, to the next relative, who was accordingly called by this name. (See REDEEMER.) Gog (1.) A Reubenite (1 Chr. 5:4), the father of Shimei.

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

 

‘Zach {awkh} “kinsman
Meaning: 1) brother 1a) brother of same parents 1b) half-brother (same father) 1c) relative, kinship, same tribe 1d) each to the other (reciprocal relationship) 1e) (fig.) of resemblance

Christ was Divine and at the same time, human. Yes, a man with both Kingdoms (earth and heaven) inside of Himself. To redeem man from a Righteous Judge (G-d) who knows everything about us, Christ had to qualify to represent humanity. He qualified as a man by putting on flesh.
God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.

NLT Hebrews 2:14 Because God’s children are human beings– made of flesh and blood– the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. (Heb 2:14 NLT)

So, what’s happening at Calvary? Christ was paying ramson for His Kinsmen (you and me).

 

The Law of Restitution

Theft punished by restitution, the proportions of which are noted in 2 Sam. 12:6. If the thief could not pay the fine, he was to be sold to a Hebrew master till he could pay (Ex. 22:1-4).
A man-stealer was to be put to death (21:16). All theft is forbidden (Ex. 20:15; 21:16; Lev. 19:11; Deut. 5:19; 24:7; Ps. 50:18; Zech. 5:3; Matt. 19:18; Rom. 13:9; Eph. 4:28; 1 Pet. 4:15).

So, our Redeemer came in human form to identify with His brethren. By putting on human flesh, Yeshua brings the embodiment of Heaven and Earth in a single person of Himself.
Therefore, we do not boast in our ability to be good, but we worship our Savior Jesus, He alone exhibited the qualities and virtue to satisfy the courts of Heaven.

We trust and depend on the merits of the Redeemer. First, we see Matthew announcing the Redeemer as the promised King. Secondly, we see Mark declaring Him ‘a prophet, mighty in deed and word. Thirdly, Luke is presenting Christ in the distinctive character of the Saviour of sinners (Luke 7:36; 15:18). Then fourth we see John, who is introducing Christ as the Son of God, in whom deity and humanity became One.

Some see the word faith as to mean hope or even confidence, only. But, neither of these synonyms produce divine enlightenment or align with the mind of Christ. So we have to be intentional when bringing new converts to faith in Christ. Without knowing the awe of HIS presence or experiencing the weight of HIS glory, there is only a small change in a person’s heart.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

 

Faith is ascending to the truth God

Saving faith is a moral act as it proceeds from a renewed will. A renewed will is necessary for believers to ascend to the truth of God (1 Cor. 2:14; 2 Cor. 4:4). Faith, therefore, has its seat in the conscientious part of our nature; just as much as it does in the spiritual. The mind must first be enlightened by divine teaching (John 6:44; Acts 13:48; 2 Cor. 4:6; Eph. 1:17, 18) before it can discern the things of the Spirit. (Easton Dictionary).

What is amazing to me is when Daniel first decided to fast for truth, God seemed to get excited. In the King James version it says:
The first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God,(Dan 10:12 KJV)

11 And the man said to me, “Daniel, you are very precious

to God, so listen carefully to what I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to you.” When he said this to me, I stood up, still trembling.

Give us this day our daily bread.


12 Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.
13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. (Dan 10:11-13 NLT)

G-d moved in the book of Daniel in a special way when Daniel set time aside to fast for understanding. Amazingly, G-d sent an angel to tell Daniel “when you first set in your heart to humble yourself, I was sent to you by G-d.”

To afflict oneself in fasting

{aw-naw’} afflict
Meaning: 1) (Qal) to be occupied, be busied with 2) to afflict, oppress, humble, be afflicted, be bowed down 2a) (Qal) 2a1) to be put down, become low 2a2) to be depressed, be downcast 2a3) to be afflicted 2a4) , be humiliated 2c3) to afflict 2d4)2f2) to be afflicted

In a season when many are fasting, Heaven is acutely aware of our sacrifices, and there are spiritual rewards, according to

Matthew 6:17. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” (Mat 6:18 NLT)
With that said, the greatest self-denial is the act of forgiving someone who has caused hurt and pain in one’s life. Forgiving your trespasser stops Satan in his tracks. Unforgiveness can release Satan’s arsenal of weapons and squash the forgiving plans Christ has for your life.

15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Mat 6:15 NLT)

Furthermore, the entire 18th chapter of Matthew gives a strict warning against unforgiveness and the consequences that follow.

32 Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me.
33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’
34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.
35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.” (Mat 18:32-35 NLT)

Unforgiveness is cancer to the soul, and the sickness works silently, by drying up the spiritual life of its victim.
I wrote a book, “The Doors to the Mind” concerning both the emotional and physical effects associated with unforgiveness.
The inability to let go of an offense causes us to become blind to our sin of unforgiveness because we feel justified in charging that person with the offence. But, there is a rude awakening found in the Word of  G-d.

NLT Romans 2:1 You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.
2 And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things. (Rom 2:1-2 NLT)

13 Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me– a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus.
14 Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you. (2Ti 1:13-14 NLT)

We sometimes forget that the power of the Holy Spirit is on the inside working out G-d’s prime objective and that is to make us overcomers. Unfortunately, G-d needed your pain and misery to turn it into a ministry.

33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.         (Joh 16:33 NLT)

19 So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.
(1Pe 4:18-19 NLT)

But Adonia has set in motion the “Law of Restitution” – what you lose for G-d, comes back around in different forms or even the same thing.
Jesus became the Lamb of G-d to be offered up, but then He became Lord and King. His suffering became the Divine Receipt for our healing.
Christ took our chastisement; now He is the Author of peace and serenity.

NLT 2 Peter 2:9 So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.
(2Pe 2:9 NLT)

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

 

If the Spirit of Adonia ( G-d of the universe) can’t get this through to you, then let me shout this out, so you can roar these word into the hearts of others;

4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
5 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.
6 Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.
7 We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.
(2Co 1:4-7 NLT)

 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

 

Do Trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering?

5 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.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way, and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. (Isa 53:5-7 KJV)

NLT 1 Peter 4:1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin.
2 You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.
3 You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy– their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols. (1Pe 4:1-3 NLT)

12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through as if something strange were happening to you.
13 Instead, be very glad– for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
(1Pe 4:12-13 NLT)

Sources; Easton’s Biblical Dictionary, King James Bible, New Living Translation of the Bible

 

 

 

 

Day of the LORD 2

 

The day of the LORD

 

The Hebrew word for “day'” is “yowm,” which differs from the western view of the English word for “day.” In the Western Hemisphere, a day starts at sunrise and ends within a 24 hour period at the next sunrise the following morning. Unlike the English word, the Hebrew word “yowm,” starts at sunset and ends at sunset the next evening. Jews worldwide set their Calendar, Sabbath and Feast days based on the pattern from Genesis 1:8
Genesis 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
(Gen 1:8 KJV)

From the Strong’s Concordance
yowm {yome}
Meaning: 1) day, time, year 1a) day (as opposed to night) 1b) day (24 hour period) 1b1) as defined by evening and morning in Genesis 1 1b2) as a division of time
Meaning: 2a) Eastern usage of this term differs from our western usage.
Any part of a day is counted as a whole day. Hence the expression “three days and three nights” does not mean literally three whole days, but at least one whole day plus part of two other days. 3) of the last day of this present age, the day Christ will return from Heaven, raise the dead, hold the final judgment, and perfect His kingdom 4) used of time in general, i.e. the days of his life. (Easton Bible Dictionary)

4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. (Joh 9:4 KJV)

Because of Torah Law, it was forbidden to allow our Lord’s body to remain on the cross after sunset. His body could not stay any longer because sunset would have marked the beginning of High Sabbath, “Passover,” which was a different Sabbath than the usual Friday evening Sabbath.

NLT John 19:31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down. (Joh 19:31 NLT).

There is so much revelations in this Scripture, but we will discuss those at a later time. Today’s subject is “The Day of the Lo-rd.”

“Children of the day”

4 But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers, and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief.
5 For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.
6 So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.
7 Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk.(1Th 4:16-5:7 NLT)

THE DAY OF THE LORD
hemera {hay-mer’-ah} “the day”

In recent news, the stories surrounding the events taking place in the Middle East are causing heightened tension in the world. People are talking as if the last days are here already. Protesters sound like a political machine that has jumped the track. The good news is that the Saints of G-od should not be afraid. We are to watch for these signs and to await the return of Christ earnestly. The Bible forewarned that we would hear about wars and rumors of wars: “For nations and kingdoms will proclaim war against each other, and there will be earthquakes in many lands, and famines” (Mark 13:8).

These are crucial times to share one’s faith. Not a time to be preachy, but a time to enter the conversation about the events of today. Moreover, the believing community knows that this destruction is only for the rebellious population who refused to accept the Lord’s plan for safety and protection in the time of reckoning. Salvation was never meant to become a dull and boring religious life. Our L-rd and Savior came to give us abundant life and to save us from the “wrath to come.” Also, with salvation one can experience the joy of being part of G-d’s redemptive plan to the lost. His love, revealed through us, reconcile men back to Himself.

The term “day of the Lord,” appears in 19 places in the Bible.

John 5:24 “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. (Joh 5:24 NLT)

9 For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.
10 Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever.
11 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (1Th 5:9-11 NLT)

People have said for centuries that the end is here, but none of us knows how the end will look. However, there are Scripture markers that point to that season. The following examples are key events signifying the time of the L-rd’s return is near.
1. There will be grand scale rebellion against God and what God deems as unholy.
2. The son of perdition will be exposed; he will promote himself as the great one and defy everything that is G-d.

The Son of Perdition will be the embodiment of Satan, deceiving Churches, politicians and those who are weak in faith.

The son of apoleia {ap-o’-li-a} Perdition
Meaning: 1) destroying, utter destruction 1a) of vessels 2) a perishing, ruin, destruction 2a) of money 2b) the destruction which consists of eternal misery in hell.

The Complete Jewish Bible says
CJB 2 Thessalonians 2:1 But in connection with the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah and our gathering together to meet him, we ask you, brothers,
2 not to be easily shaken in your thinking or anxious because of a spirit or a spoken message or a letter supposedly from us claiming that the Day of the Lord has already come.
3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For the Day will not come until after the Apostasy has come and the man who separates himself from Torah has been revealed, the one destined for doom.
4 He will oppose himself to everything that people call a god or make an object of worship; he will put himself above them all so that he will sit in the Temple of God and proclaim that he himself is God.
5 Don’t you remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things?
6 And now you know what is restraining, so that he may be revealed in his own time.
7 For already this separating from Torah is at work secretly, but it will be secretly only until he who is restraining is out of the way. (2Th 2:1-7 CJB)

Jesus distinguishes the difference between those who are in G-d from those who are of the world.
Now, is the time to ask G-d to give us the wisdom surrounding today’s developments. Then, use them to bring clarity to current news reports, prophecies foretold centuries ago, and events are now occurring before our eyes. We must take care and never change the Word of G-d. Our L-rd Jesus intentionally used the language of field labors; He talked to them about what they could relate to, in an attempt to reach their hearts.

NLT Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever. (Dan 12:3 NLT)

Zechariah warned that there would be a time when people’s flesh, eyes, and tongues would be consumed in their heads while they were still standing on their feet.

Bombs flashing like lighting, brighter than the sun, the ground shaking like an earthquake. Yet, Our L-rd is greater than the Nuclear bomb. He can speak to the atoms and isotopes and they will obey.

 

 

KJV Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. (Zec 14:12 KJV)

 

 

Throughout history, a weapon has never existed with such destructive abilities until the creation of the atom bomb. When people say, they don’t believe Zechariah 14:12, they are unaware that a nuclear explosion can do this and more. When the atom bomb exploded over Japan, the flash was so bright that the patterning of their clothes left their images on human skin.

Again, there has never been a time where there are so many visible signs of Christ’s return. The G-d of the Bible is Omniscient (all-knowing) and pre-eminent (Almighty). Only ADONIA, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses has infinite power to control the hearts of the kings.
“17 For God has put a plan into their minds, a plan that will carry out his purposes. They will agree to give their authority to the scarlet beast, and so the words of God will be fulfilled.
17:17 NLT)

15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready, so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.” (Rev 16:15 NLT)

 

 

It appears inevitable that a massive military conflict of a great size will cause the end of this age. And if a military from the nations of Gog and Magog plus the nations who fulfilled Daniel’s vision of the leopard who is the government of Iran all get together, who can stop such a force? Only ADONIA is the absolute and sovereign G-d of Heaven and Earth.
Because of today’s scientific knowledge, one can understand nuclear weapons that look like a lighting flash when they go off.

Notice how the sky melts away from the heat of the Nuclear Blast.

The tremendous Nuclear Blast changes the Earth’s Barometric Pressure so abruptly, that it snatches earth material into the upper atmosphere.

Nuclear booms are so powerful that they can make the winds change direction from a shock wave that travels over a hundred miles.

17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. And a mighty shout came from the throne in the Temple, saying, “It is finished!”
18 Then the thunder crashed and rolled, and lightning flashed. And a great earthquake struck– the worst since people were placed on the earth. (Rev 16:17-18 NLT)
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished, and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. (Zec 14:1-3 KJV)

The New Living Translation says:
12 And the LORD will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. (Zec 14:12 NLT)

What does it means “your time to repent is blown away like chaff?

Zephaniah 2:1 Gather together– yes, gather together, you shameless nation.
2 Gather before judgment begins, before your time to repent is blown away like chaff. Act now, before the fierce fury of the LORD falls and the terrible day of the LORD’s anger begins.
3 Seek the LORD, all who are humble, and follow his commands. Seek to do what is right and to live humbly. Perhaps even yet the LORD will protect you– protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.
(Zep 2:1-3 NLT)

When people see the peace of G-d in you – the believing community, many will ask: Why aren’t you afraid? We can then ask for permission to share our faith. Yeshua (Jesus Christ of Narezreth) wants to save that person unto Himself and that his or her blessed assurance secured in Christ.

3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hidden on the day of the LORD’S anger (Zep 2:3 KJV)

Day of the Lord update

Day of the Lord

 Ezekiel 3:18 If I warn the wicked, saying, ‘You are under the penalty of death,’ but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible for their deaths. (Eze 3:18 NLT)

The Bible is a collection of books written throughout history, by men whose predictions about the “terrible day of the Lo-rd” would certainly come. From the Old Testament to the New Testament the same message appeared in manuscripts after manuscript through the prophets and the psalmists. Some of these servants of G-d never knew one another, yet they all echoed the same message surrounding the return of the Lord.

Andrew, Peter, James, and John inquired of our Lord privately regarding His future coming (Mark 13:3). So, when Peter wrote in 2 Peter 3:9 about the great day of our L-rd’s return, his description may have been the very details given to him by Christ. If so, what type of event could cause the elements to melt while causing the evaporation of the different layers of the atmosphere? We know that Yeshua has all power in His hand and is capable of performing any miracle He wants to, however, if G-d is controlling the hearts of the kings, the last war could come as the result of Satan foolishly thinking he can win if only he could destroy Israel.

2 Peter 3:9 says
9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. (2 Pe 3:9 NLT)

But what does it means to “repent?”
The Old Testament prophet, Amos was called from his obscurity to remind the people of the law of God’s retributive justice, and to call them to repentance. This type of righteous judgment was G-d’s rights to the reprisal against those whose character mimics Satan and gives Satan a place to operate in their hearts.

What is important to catch here is that none of these prophecies could manifest until “Israel” became a nation with borders.
Now that the territory of Israel is recognized, this means the enemies of Israel could take the stage and walk out the events that cause the end of this age.
Thankfully, anybody who understands the message of impending danger can turn that moment into everlasting life just by repenting and coming to faith in the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. What is missing is the clear message of repentance. G-d points out ungodly behavior to every generation, and some get the message while others don’t. When we see these last day prophecies lining up with Scripture, G-d desires for the believers to skillfully apply the Word of G-d to news events. We must be alert to what’s happening concerning the nation of Israel. The purpose of Biblical prophecies is to ready the people.

I heard a local Pastor say; “Before people can repent they will have to hear truth to understand why they should repent.” This explanation is why the L-rd called men like the Prophet Amos or the Apostle Peter to make the message clear and full of hope. Our L-rd wants all men protected from the wrath to come and kept in His love with grace and mercies.

Peter had a chance to ask Yeshua about His return:
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Greek for “Repentance.”
metanoia {met-an’-oy-ah}
Meaning: 1) a change of mind, as it appears to one who repents, of a purpose he has formed or of something he has done
Many preachers are called with the mandate to point to the things G-d called “a holy and godly life.” (2 Peter 3:10)

2Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.
2Peter 3:11 Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live before G-d,

A modern nuclear bomb explosion in the desert.

The Scripture says that the very elements will disappear. So, you may be asking: What is an “element”? Below is a scientific definition.
There are 275 isotopes of the 81 stable elements, in addition to over 800 radioactive isotopes, and every element has known isotopic forms. Isotopes of a single element possess almost identical properties.
While conventional bombs blow things apart, a nuclear explosion changes the molecular structure of everything in its presence. In other words, an atomic bomb can set the sky on fire.

Concept image of a nuclear atomic model with nuclear fusion.

When Peter mentioned the term “elements,” he was referring to the essence of all primary material on Earth. This statement sounds like many nuclear explosions going off in the final war of this present world. Powerful nations will come to Israel to get rid of what they consider as a trouble-making country. For instance, if the moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem angered the world, peace initiatives could stop, without a solution. Have we warned the unsaved that this could happen?
Nobody knows for sure, and my example may be totally off. Nevertheless, we still need to be ready.

The bottom line is that Jerusalem is the Throne of the Great King, and the Nation of Israel is preserving the land for our King and Savior.

12 looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in flames.
13 But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.
14 And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.
(2Pe 3:10-14 NLT)

Zephaniah targeted the groups who were comfortable in their sins and those who used to worship Adonia but now no longer did. They no longer asked for the LORD’s guidance or to seek His blessings.”

In this portion of text G-d warns the person who says that G-d’s not involved in this situation and people perish because they were not prepared.

12 “I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem’s darkest corners to punish those who sit complacent in their sins. They think the LORD will do nothing to them, either good or bad. (Zep 1:12 NLT)

Ezekiel 3:18 If I warn the wicked, saying, ‘You are under the penalty of death,’ but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible for their deaths. (Eze 3:18 NLT)

Zephaniah (Zep 1:1 NLT)
“I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” says the LORD.
3 “I will sweep away people and animals alike. I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish in the sea. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, and I will wipe humanity from the face of the earth,” says the LORD.
4 “I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests so that even the memory of them will disappear.
5 For they go up to their roofs and bow down to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too.
6 And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD’s guidance or seek my blessings.”
7 Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD, for the awesome day of the LORD’s judgment is near. The LORD has prepared his people for a great slaughter and has chosen their executioners.
8 “On that day of judgment,” says the LORD, “I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah and all those following pagan customs” (Zep 1:2-8 NLT)
KJV 2 Peter 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: (2Pe 3:1-6 KJV)

I believe we are in the last days which is why I preach so hard. I love G-d and His people. My heart’s desire is that everybody knows that repentance is G-d’s plan for their eternal salvation.

Last week we shared two stories from two different sources of Israel bombing a suspected chemical weapon’s storage facility in Syria. This morning Sunday, Jun 29 a new report says chemical weapon were found. This is unconfirmed! The story comes from an organization entitled Behold Israel. “Behold Israel is a non-profit organization founded by Israeli native Amir Tsarfati who served as Deputy Governor of Jericho.”

In addition, Someone who was following the blogs sent me a link that is very interesting. Hope someone can use the info. I believe that this video will make a clearer statement on the subject of end time prophecy. https://youtu.be/xbKEEiMNzvk

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