Joel’s Prophecy And The Raising Of The Flag Of Palestine At The UN Tomorrow

On September 30th, the world body of the United Nations General Assembly will be raising the flag of Palestine over the United Nations building in NYC. ...
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United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of raising a flag of Palestine at its headquarters in New York, Sept. 10, 2015. The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to approve raising Palestinian flag at UN headquarters.

A Bible believer looks at what God says will happen in the last days regarding Israel and Palestine

“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” Joel 3:2 (KJV)

Let’s start with what is happening on September 30th, 2015: The world body of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution on raising the flag of Palestine at the United Nations (document A/69/L.76) by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 8 against (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Tuvalu, United States), with 45 abstentions.

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United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of raising a flag of Palestine at its headquarters in New York, Sept. 10, 2015. The flag of Palestine is set to fly over UN headquarters on September 30, 2015.

Calling it “a historic vote”, the observer of the State of Palestine said that the General Assembly had sent an important message to the Palestinian people at a critical time.  Raising the flag would signify to Palestinian people everywhere that the international community supported them.

Israel’s representative called the resolution a photo opportunity, cautioning that as long as the Palestinians believed they could achieve their political goals without making concessions, they would continue to avoid taking the difficult decisions needed for peace.  Instead, he said, the photo truly worth taking was one of an Israeli Prime Minister and a Palestinian leader raising the flags of the two peoples living together in peace.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said this about the flag raising event: “On the vote to raise our flag at the U.N., the international community demonstrated its solidarity with the Palestinian people. Now it must act with urgency to seize the momentum from this symbolic gesture and provide a clear plan to end the illegal Israeli occupation, uphold human rights and achieve justice. It is time to finally achieve the independence of the State of Palestine, peacefully resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict — the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict — as was promised long ago.” source

So let’s talk about what God says will happen in the last days regarding Israel and Palestine

The Bible teaches that, after the Rapture of the Church, an event called the Time of Jacob’s Trouble will begin. The focus of this time, while it is worldwide, will be primarily on Israel and the Jewish people. Jacob’s name, as you recall, was changed by God to Israel. So it is the time of Israel’s trouble, it has nothing to do with the Christian church. We read about this in the book of the prophet Jeremiah:

“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV)

This event is also described in Matthew 24 by Jesus as a time of “great tribulation” such as the world has never seen up to that moment, or will ever see in the history of the world. That means it is an event more horrific that all the world wars and Hitler’s Holocaust put together. This is what Jesus says:

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:15,21 (KJV)

So what does all this have to do with the United Nations General Assembly raising the flag of Palestine tomorrow? Plenty! In fact, I will go so far as to say that the prophet Joel was already seeing this day in his prophetic visions of the future from the Lord. Look at what he says in chapter 3 of his book:

“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine?” Joel 3:1,2,4 (KJV)

Now read and reread the above verses prayfully and carefully, and then consider the following observations I will make about them:

  1. “in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem”: You can turn to the book of Joel in your King James Bible and in the margin next to these verses please write “FULFILLED” in the margin. This event took place on May 14, 1948, with the reestablishment of the nation of Israel back in their own land.
  2. “I will also gather all nations”: All this week we have been focused on the “gathering of all nations” at the UN, have we not? Do you think that God just places things like this in the Bible to sound poetic? No, it’s prophecy. A super-majority of all the recognized nations of the world “gathered” and voted to raise the flag of Palestine tomorrow. This part of the prophecy will reach it’s completion when they fully gather together with the Antichrist to make war against Israel in the Time of Jacob’s Trouble after the Rapture.
  3. “and parted my land”: That’s the “big one” right there, and one of the main reasons for God’s wrath. In Joel’s soon-to-be-completely-fulfilled prophecy, it says that this “gathering of nations” has “parted the land” of Israel. Why is that such a big deal? and all the coasts of Palestine? Israel is God’s Land, that’s why.
  4. “and all the coasts of Palestine?”: Palestine?!? What is Palestine doing in Joel’s prophecy of the last days in the 21st century? Because God saw that it would be there, side by side with Israel as their bitter enemy. Who are Tyre and Zidon? That would be Lebanon to the north of Israel. In 2015, modern-day Palestine is breathing down the neck of Israel, ready to strike with the backing and support of all the “gathered nations” of the world as found in the body of the group called The United Nations. Prophecy lovers and Bible believers, if that one fact alone doesn’t send a chill down your spine, then I don’t know what will.

And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.” Ezekiel 38:16 (KJV)

That’s God talking, and He says that Israel is HIS Land, no one else’s. He has given it to the Jewish people as a possession, yes, but it remains His Land for eternity. Everywhere you turn these days people are talking about the “Two State Solution”. Even Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he would be open to a Two State Solution. Well, sorry to say, that is not how God views it in the Bible, and that is not how it will go down. God is preparing to implement a One State Solution at the Battle of Armageddon at the end of the Tribulation. The Bible says He is going to send His Son and His Church to create it:

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Revelation 19:13-16 (KJV)

Tomorrow, I would ask you to pay close attention to the proceedings at the United Nations as they raise the flag of Palestine over the headquarters of the “gathering of nations”. For it is the beginning of the fulfillment of the prophecy of Joel, written thousands of years ago, yet more current than tomorrow’s events. It will reach it’s full conclusion at the Battle of Armageddon, but it is beginning now. We are so close to the Rapture that it’s almost like the two dispensations are over-lapping each other. In fact, we are transitioning from the Church Age which ends with the Rapture, to the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. We are living right now in the overlap between the two.

We are living in the days of prophecy, the promised end times of the Bible. Go out and get something done for Jesus while there is still time.

Listen, and look up into the Eastern sky, as “come up hither” is about to be spoken to a born again and Blood-washed Church.

Are YOU ready for what comes next?

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

 

NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.
  • lillian

    Well crap is gonna hit the fan forsure .but don’t think your gonna be raptured…we will go through tribulation but not appointed to his wrath…why people think they will escape all these things is beyond me..I’m not a coward and I’m ready for what lies ahead..question is are you ?

    • Let me ask you a question. This article on Joel’s prophecy took me a few hours to write and years to study. Did you check all my references in your King James Bible? Or did you just see a headline and post a comment? Be honest now…I think if you took the time to STUDY it as I have, the Holy Spirit just might show you what He showed me.

      • Hope

        Preach it Geoffrey!

      • Cynthia Robinette

        Mr. Grider,
        God Bless you for passing along your years of study not only to the saved but the un-saved world. You are doing what we are commanded to do! We have so little time and so many need the salvation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I look so forward to your daily spiritual feeding emails. It saddens me when I read some of the ignorant rantings of some of the responses, but we can only pray they see the truth before it is too late. God be with you as you continue to the end professing His Word. In Christian love, A sister in Christ

        • So very happy that our daily Bible and news updates are edifying. These are truly the last days before the Rapture of the Church. Thanks so much for standing with us 🙂

          • Jenny

            Hey, Brother…

            And we just had a nasty storm form off the Atlantic. Coincidence? Hardly!

            As you do to Israel, it will be done to you.

            Please pray for those in this storm’s path. That we would be salt and light.

            Thxs,
            Jenny

          • yoon pender

            Mr. Grider,
            i had received a package of flyers to handout but i haven’t passing out yet.
            i had never done it before and hard for me to do it by myself.
            Any advice?

            Thank you so much for your diligent work to inform us and up-dating current events along with The God’s Words in KJV.

            The Lord’s Blessings are be unto you each day!
            yoon

          • Yes, first PRAY and ask the Holy Spirit who you are to reach with the gospel. Second, make sure you always have some handy and close by either in your car or pocket. Lastly, just be nice and natural with people, hand them a tract and ask them if they know where they are going when they die. Listen to the video: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=33730

      • Wade

        Lillian….

        Lovingly I say this…. the Bible is chock full of nuggets pointing us to the rapture/catching away/ being caught up…. of the church. Even our Savior Jesus Christ told us….

        Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

        His own words… “escape” does not mean suffer through great tribulation…

        Watch and Pray….

        • Dave

          You think we as Christians will not suffer tribulations, wrath? Why don’t you preach this to the people in other parts of the world who are getting their heads chopped off for believing in Jesus Christ. You don’t think that is persecution, tribulation, and wrath?

          John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

          (Revelation 7:13-14) “And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? {14} And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

      • Suez

        But, brother Geoffrey with all respect, a lot of us here study the bible, and pray and seek God and his truth.. I for one, seek only his truth, and nothing man has to offer. When I started doing that, is when God started showing me truths I never knew. So, others have hours and years in also.. Not just you. Why God seems to revel some things to us, and not others can be some-sort of a mystery. We will soon find out, what is the real truth..:)

      • grieved

        Your so pious. You act like your the only person who studies and knows anything. Sadly you preach many false doctrines. And are leading many into error.

    • Danny

      Lillian, you may not think you are a coward and perhaps you’re not now, but if you miss the rapture…

      Men’s hearts fail(ing) them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luke 21:26

      I wonder how courageous you will be then.

      • Hey Dummy Danny how about layin off lillian – sorry for sayin

        “dummy’ sort of poetic. And can we go easy a a bit on

        ‘bashing out the rapture home run thing’? There are folks out

        here doing it tougher than you would ever believe. Id like a

        bit more teaching on “stand fast in HIM”I think is the word I

        think we are neeeeding! Any thoughts on that would be good?

        False “flag” raising is really scary in these days.

        • Danny

          Thank you for rebuking “dummy danny” which I can’t dispute. My intentions are noble but I get a bit zealous at times. I don’t intend to be “bashing” anyone but if that’s how I’m coming across, I apologize. Thank you Daniel for your frankness, I will try to be more gracious and edifying in the future.

    • Walter Mintz

      Revelation 6:17King James Version (KJV)

      17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

      Not only are we not called to wrath, we are not called to that great day as well. A Christian may suffer tribulation, but he or she will miss the Great Tribulation.

    • RobiMac

      I am, in fact! Tribulation is all about the wrath of God. It says nothing of rescuing us from the wrath of man. We will suffer personal trials and tribulations on this earth till King Jesus calls us up but, the tribulation of Revelation will not begin till King Jesus opens the first seal which is when the antichrist rises up on the world stage.

      The way I see it. The first three and one half years are the wrath of King Jesus, God the Son. His is the seal and trumpet judgments. And as if that isn’t bad enough, in the latter half, the world is really in deep doo doo because they are not only facing the wrath of God the Father (bowl judgments), they will also face the wrath of satan. Make no mistake. He will be utterly ticked at being kicked out of heaven completely.

      So, yes. I am ready for the wrath of man. I know that the Lord is going to protect my family and I know He will give me the power to protect my family.

    • John Stewart

      THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT POINT ANY PERSON TO A PAGAN ROMAN CATHOLIC RAPTURE HOAX INVENTED BY THE THEOLOGIANS FROM THE CONDEMNED VATICAN CITY. BABYLON-AMERICA WILL SHUT HER BIG FAT MOUTH SOONER THAN LATER…PRAISE JESUS IF THE GRID GOES OUT…THEY WILL EAT ONE ANOTHER IN THE SIEGE…

      • Rebecca

        Pre trib was believed in and taught until Augustine introduced to the church that the bible was NOT literal. When the reformation began many people threw off this way of thinking and once again took the bible literally. Post rapture would be the view introduced by man who did not believe Jonah could really be swallowed by a big fish etc.

      • Jenny

        I know of no Roman Catholic that believes in a rapture. Not one. But I believe the condemned part.

        Btw…the Cross is all about Jesus taking the wrath for us. I became the righteousness of God through Christ. How then would I know recieve The Father’s wrath?

        “It is finished.”

        Jenny

    • Rebecca

      Why would the 2nd coming happen just to have all the believers do a 360 and immediately return for Armageddon? How would there be time for the marriage of the church and our judgment of works? Also it says many times in the bible that not even the Son knows the time of Gods return. Would not we be able to count down the days if the tribulation starts with the signing of Israels treaty?
      Revelation 3:10, “Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.” 1 Thessalonians 1:10, “and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.”
      1 Thessalonians 5:9, “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
      Romans 5:9, “Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!”
      Ephesians 5:6 states, “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.” Colossians 3:4, “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
      God does not lie.

      • Danny

        Great post Rebecca. I’ve tried repeatedly to convey those same biblical facts, but those that ardently reject the concept of the rapture just won’t get it. I am convinced it’s because they stand fast with Covenant Theology, commonly known as replacement theology — the error that there are only two covenants in the bible, the covenant of the law, and the covenant of grace, and that the covenant of grace replaced the covenant of the law along with the Israel, his chosen people. If they believe the church is raptured before the Great Tribulation, their false doctrine topples because that would clearly demonstrate that God has a separate plan for Israel. How anyone can read the bible and not see that God has not abandoned Israel and His chosen people is beyond me. If He reneges on His promises to Israel, why can’t He also renege on His promises to His church. Come on you folks who want to reject the doctrine of the rapture so that you can endure the Great Tribulation, admit it, you believe in replacement theology. GOD DOES NOT RENEGE ON ANY OF HIS PROMISES!

        • Me thinks you is bashing peoples again “Dummy Danny”.

          Please lay off a bit. Actually I like that phrase you used

          about “STAND FAST but add IN THE LORD”. Sounds good init!

          AMIEN on HIS PROMISES mate! I used to be ‘Danny’. Still a bit

          of a ‘dummy but’—cause I dont know 2much. Too many twists

          and turns I am finding. So I really hangs on to them little

          short straight bits like — Jesus loves you Danny (oh! and me).

          Not forgetting that soon.

        • Rebecca

          I believe that Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins. There are dozens of scriptures that back that belief. Therefore would we not be minimalizing Christ’s sacrifice by saying its not enough to save us from the tribulation and we need to suffer more for our sins? I have studied pre, mid, post rapture views for two years. Every argument for post can easily be squelched by scripture. It is the only view out of the three that makes litte sense. I do 100% believe that our salvation is not affected in any way by what rapture view we hold. If some out there are on the fence then hope for pre but plan for post if it makes them feel better. 🙂

          • Suez

            @ Rebecca I’m sorry, but that comment just was like throwing acid on someone, and needs to be addressed! Oh, really,,you have studied it ,for two whole years? Wow! Try 41 years honey. It doesn’t matter how long you “studied” it’s all about God opening your eyes to truth, or not! How about the disciples, did they need to suffer more for their “sins”? All but one was horribly murdered for Christ. How about all the Christians through the centuries that have been burnt at the stake, boiled in oil, buried alive, and on and on. How about the Christians overseas that are suffering, being tortured, burnt alive, and more, right now, are they also needing to suffering more for their sins??? Are you for real? Your insulting every child of God that has given their lives through torture and death for Christ, with your idiotic comment! Some of you pre tribbers are really something when you say things like this. It really shows your intelligence and lack of knowledge of the Word of God. What insults to the children of God that have suffered great tribulation, and suffered and died for him. You think because your in America you will get off free, of tribulation? Well I hope so, but don’t count on it. You better try and prepare yourself, I think you may be in for some surprises!!! Am I getting any sense into your boxed in mind? I pray so,, you need a wake-up call there girly! What a insult to God and his martyred people you just made! 🙁

        • Rebecca

          Thank you Danny. God says he will bless those that bless Israel and curse those who curse her. Israel was, is and will always be God’s chosen nation. It dumbfounds me when people say Israel has no meaning for today’s church. There are many false teachings reguarding Israel. All anyone has to do is actually open the bible and read IT to know how wrong that view is. God Bless You and Yours

    • Terri

      There are other instances where God has taken out the righteaous before rendering his judgment. Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah and Noah with the flood. The tribulation is Gods last ditch attemp to get others to accept him as the one true living God. Why would the church not be taken out? They already accept God and have been saved. Also when saved the Holy Spirit indwells in your body. He is also called the restrainer. He is what is keeping Satan from wreaking havoc on the earth today. Once the church is gone the Holy Spirit will no longer be indwelling Christians and then Satan will be able to do the abosutely horrific things he wants to. the last seven years of earth history will be the holocaust of the Jews during WWII seem like an the best picnin of all times plus Jesus states the Church will not be here. Also remember not everyone who goes to church and/or calls themselves a Christian will be taken away. that is also where people will be fooled. These properity preachers more than likely will be left behind BUT they will say it could not have been the rapture or they would have been taken as well, that is going to be a HUGE deception for people facing the last seven years of earth history

      • Heather

        I often think about Luke 17:26 Post tribbers like to say the time of the tribulation is not the time of God’s wrath and that His wrath is at the end, or after the tribulation thus justifying Thessalonians 5 : 9 For God hath NOT appointed US to wrath,but to obtain salvation. If one reads the Scriptures in Revelation on the 7 seals, 7 trumpets and the 7 vials, clearly thesecare God’s judgements and wrath. They increase over time as His giving 1 last chance for those in the time of Jacob’s trouble to repent. A close examination of these judgements leads me to question the verses such as the days of Noah. These judgements will be terrible times for the people on earth when they are being released. So my question is; will people be making plans to get married, buying, building, selling, planting, partying, (as they are now) at the end of the tribulation? Considering the terrible famine at the time, the waters being poisoned, the wars and natural cataclysms, the live demons on earth, the locust stinging those who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads, the boils, the sores, the sun burning the skin, the list goes on and on.
        Keep watching, keep praying, I believe the Lord is soon to return for His Bride and His attention is soon to be turned back to Jacob. The Lord’s true followers in this time of God’s grace will not have to wash their robes either. Scriptures show a distinction between those who John saw in Revelation 5 : 9-10 verses those in Revelation 7 : 9-14.

        Luke 17:26-30

        26 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 Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

        28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

        29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

        30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

        • Tracy

          @Heather,
          Great post. That has always been my question. How do post tribbers think that people could be marrying, partying, going about business as usual, when that time on earth will be like no other. Survival, or maybe begging to die will be the only thing that could possibly be on ones mine during that horrific time; certainly not planning weddings.

        • Suez

          1Th 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
          1Th 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
          1Th 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
          The wrath being talked about in these verses is Hell! Through salvation in Jesus Christ, we will not endure hell. Jesus saved us from our sins, so that we will NOT spend eternity in HELL. That is what that wrath is talking about! I’m so surprised your were not aware of that.

    • AS

      Whether youre a coward or not is irrelevant. You obviously havent got a clue what youre “preaching” about

    • jaytee

      i agree with u lillian, i believe we are here for the long haul

    • Danny

      Lillian,
      I’ve been rebuked in a post by ‘Daniel’ for my response to your post for ‘bashing’ you. I felt convicted and want to apologize to you. If I offended you, it wasn’t my intention. God Bless.

  • Mary

    Wow. I feel speechless. Thank you for this. Not all of us understand it all. Or should I say I.

  • Larry / vietnamvet1971

    Thanks for sharing such a good article and as we watch Prophecy happen before our eyes (those that are tuning IN)and can understand & see what is happening it makes sense but to those that are just trudging through life with not a care in the world or to busy living it up for this world events may catch them unaware.

    Maranatha…………. Our LORD Come quickly!

    ps. ONLY for those looking up for their Blessed HOPE!

  • Also notice that this Joel 3:1-4 event could happen only 2 or 3 days after the end of Joel 2:30-32 that talks about the blood moon all in sequence Chapter 2 and 3 of Joel. We cant be 100% sure but we wont have to wait for too long to find out if this is the time. Keep praying and watching.

  • Suez

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  • Hadassah

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    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas speaks tomorrow at the UN.

    ” Abbas’ Coming UN Announcement: Bombshell or Gimmick?

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has promised a “bombshell” announcement when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, but analysts on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict say they aren’t expecting much more than political theater. ”

    http://www.voanews.com/content/palestinian-president-abbas-upcoming-un-announcement-bombshell-or-gimmick/2984320.html

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  • midwest mama

    Interesting to see that the US was one of the ‘no’ votes.

    • Sueawatcher

      US. probably voted that way fully knowing the votes for palestine were a done deal. That way it appears they still are somewhat on the side of Israel. Most of us would not be fooled by the deceiption.

    • Suez

      It’s all part of the game!

  • matilda

    May God bless you and yours and may he keep you safe. Thanks for the sharing the truth. You hardly get this kind of messages from most churches these days. All they preach is money and prosperity. Almost all the pastors in my country want to buy jets and cruise around in big cars and they talk less on salvation. If you are not like them they say its because you’re not serving God well. The truth is gone from their lips and mammon is who and what they worship and preach. They don’t delve into such matters. And I pity anyone who is against The Word of God. Wether we like it or not, God can not lie. If he promised a rapture, expect one. Just do your homework and you will realise that His words always come to pass so instead of argueing, set your life straight. None is perfect respecting God. If mankind can reason that respect is reciprocal how much more God? God blessings.

  • matilda

    May God bless you and yours and may he keep you safe. Thanks for the sharing the truth. You hardly get this kind of messages from most churches these days. All they preach is money and prosperity. Almost all the pastors in my country want to buy jets and cruise around in big cars and they talk less on salvation. If you are not like them they say its because you’re not serving God well. The truth is gone from their lips and mammon is who and what they worship and preach. They don’t delve into such matters. And I pity anyone who is against The Word of God. Wether we like it or not, God can not lie. If he promised a rapture, expect one. Just do your homework and you will realise that His words always come to pass so instead of argueing, set your life straight. None is perfect but we should be respecting God. If mankind can reason that respect is reciprocal how much more God? God’s blessings.

  • Marian

    I can barely stand the wait…

    • BR

      Me too.

  • Sueawatcher

    It is Israels God given land!

  • Even so, come quickly Lord.

  • Hadassah

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    Meanwhile back at the Kremlin… Putin has sent bombers to Syria.

    If you think those bombers are to be used against ISIS… think again.

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  • Hadassah

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    Wow… this is shaping up to be quite a show-down.

    Saudis are saying Syria’s Assad must go… even if they have to use force.

    ” United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad must leave office or face being turfed out by force, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday, warning of stepped up support for Syrian rebel groups. ”

    http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-fm-assad-must-face-military-option-212903639.html

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  • Eli Point

    @Geoffrey

    Your research is a blessing. Thank you.

  • Katie

    Thank you for speaking biblical truth in this
    Time! A rare thing.

  • alain humbert

    vlad gone South,
    Abu Mazen presiding over a fiction.
    Pandemonium running agog.
    But still there is Psalm lxxxiii.

  • Hadassah

    .

    Breaking…

    ” Israeli war jets strike on Gaza in response to rocket attack ”

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-09/30/c_134673589.htm

    Whatever Putin is doing in Syria… it hasn’t deterred Israelis.

    Israelis conducted air strikes in Syria on Sunday.

    .

  • RobiMac

    I wonder if Jesus is rounding the back side of Jupiter now?
    He can’t come too soon for me!

  • TeresaB
  • Sola Scriptura
  • The United nations U.N. is full of muslims and muslim brotherhood members and sympathizers!!

    The U.N. is Anti-Israel-Yisrael / Anti-Zionism / Very Antisemitism / Anti-Christian and Jewish People / Anti-United States of America Everything, with their evil AGENDA 21!!

    Only Judaism and Christianity is RIGHT as we have the same GOD who art in HEAVEN ABOVE!! Because of the HEBREW TEXTS ( SCROLLS ) we have Judaism and Christianity!!

    Jesus ( Yeshua ) Christ is KING of kings, LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA, the FIRST and the LAST, HE is the BEGINNING and END, Hallelujah!!

    Please PRAY for the HOLY LAND of Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America Everyday Everyone NOW!!

    United We Stand with Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America, DIVIDED WE FALL!!

    Am Yisrael Chai Forevermore Israel-Yisrael!! Shalom ( Peace ) Always Everyone Forever through HIS SON Jesus ( Yeshua ) Christ!!

    Our True GOD’S LOVE is from HEAVEN ABOVE FOREVERMORE through HIS SON Jesus ( Yeshua ) Christ !

    Love Always and Shalom Everyone,

    Kristi

  • Marc Falsetti

    Thank you for your work Geoffrey and may the Holy Spirit continue to guide God’s faithful ~ May you and your family always be found in God’s Divine Favor.
    Besides the UN raising the Palestinian Flag & the Soviets sending troops and bombers to Syria with Iran’s blessing I cannot help but feel Ezekiel’s prophesy is fulfilled also ~
    Ezekiel 38:1-3
    Son of Man, direct your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince, leader of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy concerning him. Say: Thus said the Lord: Behold, I am against you, Gog, the prince, leader of Meshech and Tubal…Persia, Cush and Put will be with you…also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.

  • I was born again 40 years ago in my early 20’s. The study of God’s prophetic word has consumed me since that time.
    Although I have read Joel’s prophesy many times before, it was never illuminated to my understanding until I read your article.
    To the skeptic Lillian I say, ” study to show thyself approved, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. In the 4th chapter of Rev. The church is standing before the throne and Jesus had not yet opened the first seal. The church is never seen on earth again until the end of the tribulation.

    • Suez

      @Beth, I find it interesting in these verses…that only the Martyrs are mentioned in heaven. Rev_6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were SLAIN for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
      Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were BEHEADED for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
      Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. THIS IS THE FIRST resurrection.
      Rev 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
      Rev 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (If they came out of it, that means they were there!)
      Rev 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
      Rev 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
      Rev 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. If you will notice, ALL of these in Heaven, up to this point, are Martyrs!!! Nothing has been said about the Church being there, not even a clue. This next one isn’t until the second coming of Christ, but that comes later. Rev 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
      , I could be wrong but I don’t believe it says anything about the Church being in Heaven before this, only the Martyrs. If you have scripture on the church being there before this, please share. Thanks

      • Suez

        Still waiting for those scriptures…:( Does that mean you can’t find any? LOL

    • Please please back of bashin lillian. And be careful in YOUR research.

      Always check and check THE WORD in the original translations. There

      are other thoughts on these matters. And other things are even more

      important to protect each other from being sucked into your wrong, Im

      right. Gee I suck at this! Help me Jesus!

  • Clay

    Geoff, got my tracts yesterday. Going to start handing them out. Pray for the Holy Spirit to send me the harvest.
    A few years ago, we were on the five yard line(sports illustration) in the end times of Jesus coming to get us. Folks, we are now on the O line going in. Maranatha!!! Prophecy being fulfilled right before our eyes. Scriptures being fulfilled.amen. Geoff, years ago I knew there was something about the KJV because I “adapted” to it real quickly. Because it was put together by the Holy Spirit, and is GODS WORD. There is only one 1st edition, right?
    No use looking to the east or anywhere. We will be snatched so fast, as they say, it will make your head spin. My head won’t spin, because my eyes will be fixed on JESUS THE MESSIAH.
    Tell people about Jesus is coming people. The time is near. At hand. Thanks Geoff.
    Praise GOD.

    • Amen, that’s awesome! Please write to us and let us know how it goes when you start handing them out. Time is soooooooooo short!

  • John Persico

    There is no rapture. I don’t mean to say this out of any disrespect for this biblical scholar writing this article. I know that this debate has bounced around evangelical circles for quite some time now, so I’d like to present my evidence, which was, believe it or not, delivered by the Holy Spirit. My name is John, I am a registered nurse from Cranston RI. In April of this year, I was rapt in the Spirit in the middle of the afternoon and taken to Philadelphia. I am the angel of the church of Philadelphia. I know this sounds crazy, but believe me it’s true. We are fast approaching the beginning of the end times when things will begin to move at a rapid pace. According to Revelation 3:7-13, if what I am saying is true, that God revealed to me this ridiculously crazy fact, then I am who he says I am and in verse 10 the Lord says ” because you have kept my word to hold fast, I will keep you safe in the time of trial which is coming on the whole world, to test ALL men on earth”. Events occurred which were supernatural while I was there. It was both unbelievable and undeniable. This chapter in revelation was written to me. All the mentioned angels of these churches were individuals. Not plural. I have been saved since I was seven years old and have devoted my life to seek and know God. There is a great deception coming brothers and sisters, the tribulation and testing is real for all men and it will take great perseverance on behalf of all believers to stand firm in their faith. It will be greatly tested. May God bless and strengthen you all in the days to come.

    • Tusitala

      “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:16-21

    • carrierwave

      Revelation 3:10 KJV, does NOT say Jesus would keep believers safe “IN” the hour of temptation that shall come upon “ALL” the world to “TRY THEM” that “DWELL UPON EARTH”. Jesus, emphatically says, He would keep believers “OUT FROM” (ek, ex Greek)the whole mess! The “hour of temptation” is to try “THEM” that “DWELL UPON THE EARTH”. I don’t know which perverted ‘bible’ you are quoting from, but it just goes to show the new versions are anti-pre-trib rapture, used by “certain people” to destroy the joy and hope of God’s true children that Jesus will come to take his “wife” from the coming last seven 7 years of testing. Thank you for exposing your self and these corrupted ‘bibles’ as FRAUD.

      • Suez

        Carrierwave: I am certainly not siding with that guy, but I had to comment on your interpretation on 3;10. According to the King James Bible and the Strong’s Concordance, this is the meanings of these words: Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. KJV Strong’s Concordance: Keep:
        τηρέω
        tēreō
        tay-reh’-o
        From τηρός teros (a watch; perhaps akin to G2334);{ to guard (from} loss or injury, properly{ by keeping the eye upon|; and thus differing from G5442, which is properly to prevent escaping; and from G2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), that is, to note (a prophecy; figuratively to fulfil a command); by implication to detain (in custody; figuratively to maintain); by extension to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively to keep unmarried): – hold fast, keep (-er), (ob-, pre-, re) serve, watch.
        Total KJV occurrences: 75 It doesn’t say fly you away!!!

        You see it means to watch over, keep a eye upon. Fortress. Read it yourself. So what corrupt bible are you getting your information from CARRIERWAVE??? It sure doesn’t say what you said it meant, sorry about that!! FROM; G1537

        ἐκ, ἐξ
        ek ex
        ek, ex
        A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote): – after, among, X are, at betwixt (-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for (-th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in, . . . ly, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with (-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.
        Total KJV occurrences: 917
        Temptation:; ασμός
        peirasmos
        pi-ras-mos’
        From G3985; a putting to proof (by experiment [of good], experience [of evil], solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication adversity: – temptation, X try.
        Total KJV occurrences: 21

    • carrierwave

      Revelation 3:10 KJV, does NOT say Jesus would keep believers safe “IN” the hour of temptation that shall come upon “ALL” the world to “TRY THEM” that “DWELL UPON EARTH”. Jesus, emphatically says, He would keep believers “OUT FROM” (ek, ex Greek)the whole mess! The “hour of temptation” is to try “THEM” that “DWELL UPON THE EARTH”. I don’t know which perverted ‘bible’ you are quoting from, but it just goes to show that the majority of the ‘new versions’ are anti-pre-trib rapture, used by “certain people” to destroy the joy and hope of God’s true children that Jesus will come to take his “wife” from the coming last seven 7 years of testing. Thank you for exposing your self and these corrupted ‘bibles’ as FRAUD.

      • Larry / vietnamvet1971

        We see it ALL the time people run in here and tell us their VERSION of the Bible and what is to Happen.

        Thanks for standing up and exposing people that try to divert / distract people.

  • Suez

    @John Well I will agree with you on at least this part! “There is a great deception coming brothers and sisters, the tribulation and testing is real for all men and it will take great perseverance on behalf of all believers to stand firm in their faith. It will be greatly tested. May God bless and strengthen you all in the days to come.” As for the rest of it, I don’t think I would go around telling people those things…people will think you smoked something!!! LOL Sorry, I mean no offense, but I’m just being truthful.

    • Danny

      Suez, I don’t know where you are living out your faith, but it is taking me great perseverance now! And believers will go through plenty more before the rapture. Good luck with the time of Jacob’s trouble that you say you will “persevere” through. Why do you insist on going against the clear word of God to dismiss the rapture? My guess is you embrace “replacement theology”, that Israel is the church. Because you believe that, it stands to reason that you can’t believe in the rapture, because that would mean God has a separate plan for a separate people — Israel. “Jacob”‘s trouble is to bring God’s chosen, Israel, to repentance, not the churches’ trouble, true believers have repented. But hang in there with the Great Tribulation. Believers will be coming back with our Savior when He returns to establish his kingdom.

      • Suez

        @Danny I’m not going to try to prove myself, nor how I believe, as that does no good, but start strife, which I do not want. I will just say, hey, I hope you pre-tribbers are right. I wouldn’t choose to stay if I had the choice. Unfortunately we don’t. Time will tell, and we will all see, what the truth in this really is. Until that time, let us all: Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
        Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
        Pro 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
        🙂 Bless you Danny

        • Danny

          Thank you Suez, and God Bless you. We will all know in the end as you say.

  • John Persico

    Thank you for the excellent advice Suez!!!! Lol!!!!! Trust me, I’m definitely not running around telling people this. I’ve been an RN for over 17 years and specialize in psychiatric nursing. Most days I have to pinch myself and go over and over the events of six months ago simply to remind myself I’m not crazy!!! I don’t drink or use drugs, and have no issues with mental health. I simply saw this blog and had to speak the truth, even if no-one will hear it. Maybe my proof hurts my argument, however, again, as crazy as it sounds, it happened, unfortunately LOL I can’t really go around explaining this to the world without ending up exactly where my patients are!!!! Lol!!!! So, yes Suez, I’m quiet about it. I figured this blog was pretty safe, I mean, how many of our actual friends and co-workers would be following or even reading an end times prophetic blog!!!

    • Suez

      @ John, I am not going to judge you or come down on you. I just want to say to you, be VERY careful with things like this. Did you test the spirit when this first happened to you>>>?? Do you know how to test the spirits? I feel led to share this with you, as it reminds me of a experience my husband and I had with some people we got to know, after we accepted and believed in Jesus Christ. I’ve not shared this with many, so this is hard for me. Way back in the early 1970’s, my cousin took me to her Prayer group/bible study led by a little woman I will call Ree. My cousin knew I was open to the Lord, and after the bible study, Ree led me in “the prayer of salvation”. Well, as time went on, and we became more and more acquainted, we became couple friends, of her and her husband, (my parents age), and her daughter and her husband, (our age). As time went on,,,I find out they believe they were the Two Witnesses!!!! Now mind you, I was in my early 20’s and a brand new Christian, as was my husband. Both totally void of any knowledge of the Word of God at that time, we just a little here and there. My first question to them was, but there are 4 of you, not Two. To which they replied, but when your married, the two shall become one… WOW, OK…. Anyway, this is a long story and I will greatly condense it. They had lots of AWESOME Dreams and Visions and other experiences, to “prove” this was true. They got writings and prophecies, and on and on. The two women even wrote volumes of notebooks full of “prophecies” which they were told would be released in the End Times, they were also told the volumes were “The 7 Thunders”, which John was told to seal up!!! Wild right??? They were, what I believed at the time, Born Again Christians, but got tempted by the experiences, and once they accepted it “as from “God”, they were taken in by another spirit. Now they got Songs in the “spirit” that you couldn’t even imagine how beautiful they were, especially the daughter. Beautiful Prophecies, and Ree was even taken to “hell” “in the spirit”, and smelled like sulfur for 3 days… They were a Mom and Dad, and Daughter and Son in law. The Mom and Daughter having most of the Experiences and happenings. The daughter even had the same vision of Dry Bones that Eze 37:4 had!!! Nothing they got, ever put down Jesus Christ, so that made it all the more deceptive, and easier to believe. That is why I believed it for the time we did! They never lifted up Satan, or anything like that, quite the opposite really. So, again, so very deceptive!!! Ree taught Salvation, the blood of Jesus and other truths, out of the Bible, so why wouldn’t I believe this to be true, as a young Christian? They were nice people, except the dad was a horrible worry wart, and had his strange ways, but I was more friends with the women. They were odd, but nice. 🙂 but, very deceived. Well to make a long story short, the dad died about 5 years ago, and the daughter died 1 year ago. The Mom has horrible dementia, and has to be in a home for that. So the only one left in a decent physical living form, is the Son In Law. Were they the Two Witness’s??? NO!!! Did they have Awesome, and beautiful and believable experiences? YES! Does that mean it was from God Almighty? NO! Just a warning Brother. Probably none of us are written in the bible, except for being Gods children and Saints of God. The devil is cleaver, and is so very, very deceptive! I believed them for a few years, until I had enough of the word in me to start questioning. The Lord would allow me to see and hear things, that I knew wasn’t in the word! I loved them, but I had to back away, and I did slowly at first, then I cut mostly, all ties. I did go to the Dads funeral, and email with the Son In Law a few times a year. I feel sorry for him. But, by Gods grace and mercy, I will never be taken in by this type of thing again. I know think they had another Jesus, another spirit, and another gospel, even though they seemed to go by the Bible…I don’t want to judge their soul, but….You MUST go by the word of God, if it doesn’t line up….RUN!!!!! This experience did a lot of damage to myself and my husband, spiritually, for several years. We are now getting over it, as we have questioned why God would have allowed this in our lives. We were so young in the Lord, gullible and untaught. But, I do praise the Lord for it, because: Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 1Th 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

      Maybe it was all for me to share this with you, to warn you, that what you think is of God, may not be! I pray you will consider it, and deeply pray and seek the Lord as to whether your experience may be of another spirit. Anyone of us, can be taken in, if we don’t totally test the spirits, and test all things by the word of God!!! So, please I pray you reevaluate your experience. In all love and concern, S

  • nate

    geoffrey, is damascus next? heap of ruins?

    • Russia just started bombing strikes in Syria this morning, I guess we will soon find out. http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=36069

    • kiwiwatcher

      Can’t see at this stage why Damascus would be turned into ruins as it is a stronghold of Assad and Putin is supposed to be defending his cause.

      One of the concerns on Putin’s mind – is the 2500 Russians who have joined with ISIL, and the effect they will have on his country if they ever get to leave the Middle East in one piece.

  • Dean byfield

    Lord Jesus we stand and pray for the peace of Jerusalem and that we may be counted worthy to escape your wrath which is soon coming upon this earth, may we your church occupy until your return and soon coming harpatzo!

  • DGallo

    Very interesting! The Palestinian flag being raised, do you know what color it is? It’s White, Red, Black, Green! In reading Revelation 6 it speaks of those same colors as the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. The color of the horses are White, Red, Black, Green (the word “pale” in Rev. 6:8 is actually “green”)! Practically the entire middle east Muslim countries have the same color flags, White, Red, Black, Green! Only countries in the world that do! Each one of those horsemen in Rev. 6 can be attributed to ISIL and Muslim Terrorists. However, I was really surprised to see that Iran & Saudi Arabia do not have the typical Muslim flag color, White, Red, Black, Green! Thought perhaps the reason for this spiritually is they might actually be standing up against ISIL in the end for their own survival, that’s why their colors are not the same. When that flag goes up today, the 4 horseman have been poised, ready to be released in plain sight!

    • Hadassah

      .

      @DGallo

      Very interesting symbolic analogy… thank you for sharing !

      .

      • Kerry

        Wow! That is a great connection! Thanks Dgallo!

    • carrierwave

      Yes! Great post Dgallo! Hope you don’t mind me sharing this on another forum? I got “goose-bumps” when i read it–Blessings!

      • bremertonchristian

        A pastor on youtube has a twenty minute presentation on the subject. Steve Cicioliante (spelling) Discover Minisries. Interesting.

        • Suez

          Well, just shortly scanning his site, I would be very careful there…just my humble opinion. Not that, that means anything. 🙂

          • bremertonchristian

            I’m always careful, thank you. What did you see that has you concerned? I haven’t studied with dis/min much. Tell us what you noticed please and thank you.

      • DGallo

        Thank you carrierwave, please do! I hear this morning the whole area is reeling, Putin, Obama, Syria, on & on. The 4 horseman are in place!

  • Your Summation is Excellent, as the Word of God declares it as True/Fact!

    God Bless You! Keep Sounding The Alarm….Come Lord Jesus Come!

    • edwitness

      Amen to that Debra. MARANATHA!

  • Hadassah

    .

    Breaking news…

    Putin set to deploy Russian ground troops outside Russia

    http://news.sky.com/story/1561395/vladimir-putin-set-to-use-military-in-syria

    ” Russian parliament unanimously approves use of troops in Syria ”

    http://www.rt.com/news/317013-parliament-authorization-troops-abroad/

    .

  • Rachel

    The biggest thing I don’t understand about this article is the constant referencing to the KJV. Why is that version so important? Do you presume other versions not as holy? I know Greek (the original language it was written in) and let me tell you, the Kjv is not the most accurate translation. So are you being dogmatic about what people are allowed to use privately it is it just the version of your choice?
    Sorry if someone else already asked this. I didn’t have time to read the comments.

    • tiptopsaidhe

      Compare Colossians 1:14 in the 1611 KJV to any other versions. It is one striking example of how the minority texts have removed the deity and importance of Christ. The minority texts that make up the “inspired” versions were dismissed by the KJV writers (50 of them from different areas) as being unreliable and too different even from each other to be considered legitimate. It’s a fascinating study you will enjoy. Neither Westcott nor Hort, the translators of the minority texts, believed that Christ was God.

  • Crimson

    Israel is the number one enemy of the GOSPEL and they are still to this very day. They are indeed the SynaGOGue of Satan. It is only a remnant that will be saved. (That means born again Believers’ whose race is Jewish). There is no other way to be saved. NONE> The Sacrifice has been made. Jews do not have another covenant. (Another false teaching) They believe The LORD Jesus Christ or they don’t. He is The Only WAY. I see this all the time. The jesuits and judiacs have (since the RSV…correction, since always!) have infiltrated our seminaries, Universities, our pulpits, our publishing houses and taught people jews are the good guys, they’ve wrested the Scriptures and now Christians are helping them to build a home for the ANTICHRIST! Infuriating. ugh! Read what Jesus says….IT IS CURRENT- UP to DATE TODAY. What has been is that what shall be. ECC 4! Now people do not read/study the Scriptures for what they say, but worship what the enemies of the cross have been teaching. Shameful & UNBELIEVEABLE! Another APOSTATE sign of the times. Israel will put you into jail for 5 yrs if you preach the Gospel or hand a jew a New Testament. Law since 1976. What are they afraid of???? They are taught from birth to Hate The LORD Jesus, and hate all peoples but themselves. (Contrary to all men) They are enemies of The Cross and enemies of Christians. Worship and Love the LORD Jesus Christ, not the false teachings of the judiacs.

  • Joshua

    This message about the raising of the flag of Palestine in the UN is so timely. God is using the writer to inform us as believers to begin to get READY for those that are still playing. Thank you for the explanations.

  • Andre

    Islam is also waiting for jesus to come. A differant muslim jesus. To appear in syria, of all places. If the pope endorses him……that, wth incorrect popular teachings being proven wrong could, i beleive be the reason of the coming falling away. Anytime soon i feel.

  • Elaine

    @Rachel:
    I hope this helps.

    1611 KING JAMES BIBLE:

    CAMBRIDGE EDITION

    The Authorized 1611 King James Bible

    “…Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” (Psalm 138:2).

    The Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible is God’s providentially appointed Word for the whole world which reveals the name of the Father as “Jehovah,” and the name of His Son, “Jesus,” in Whom there is salvation, and the name of the “Holy Ghost,” Who indwells every born-again Christian believer.

    The standard text of the Cambridge Edition of the King James Bible has been published on this website. You are free to download this definitive electronic text of the King James Bible (KJB). The actual King James Bible text of the Cambridge Edition (PCE) has been presented free of any typographical error, and is completely correct. It is scrupulously exact in typesetting right down to the italics and punctuation.

    http://jesus-is-savior.com/Bible/KJB/pce.htm

  • AS

    This is an awfully big stretch there buddy! Be very careful youre not making up your own ideas and inserting them as Gods plans!

  • Ron S

    I’m embarrassed, disgusted and disappointed that my country, New Zealand voted yes to this abomination. The only bright spot for me was the following quote:

    “Ron Proser, Israel’s UN ambassador, criticised the assembly for adopting the resolution, saying “the assembly would vote to declare the Earth is flat if the Palestinians proposed it”. US ambassador Samantha Power said raising the Palestinian flag will not bring Israelis and Palestinians any closer together”.

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  • Matthew Bowden

    I follow this blog quite regularly and find the articles well thought out.

    I have heard solid arguments for both pre and post trib. I have also heard Christians from both sides of the aisle speak with as much conviction that they were led by the Holy Spirit to this conclusion.

    Personally I think being locked into either mindset can be dangerous. On the one hand pre-trib can lead to disappointment, despair, and lack of preparation if God decides to have the church be refined by the fire of the Great Tribulation. Noah was protected in the ark, but he still had to build it and endure through the storm in the dark hull of the ship.

    On the other hand the post-trib view may cause one to over prepare and lose focus of bringing more Christians into the fold.

    From my understanding a similar thing surrounded the birth and life of Jesus. Several interpretations of the scriptures. In the end Jesus fulfilled all of the prophecies in a unique way only God could only see.

    My take away from this all is that thinking one or the other is absolute truth is dangerous and attempts to put God in a man-made box.

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  • Larry / vietnamvet1971

    you seem to want attention or do you have an agenda?

    believe it or not most people in here are adults and have a brain so you can quit spamming.

    We read, we will decide.

  • LadyIce

    There is no rapture. He who endures to the end will be saved. We are in the trubulation.

    • Larry / vietnamvet1971

      I will not be here, but you will be IF that is what you want / believe.

    • Oh really? How many hundred pound hailstones, on fire and dripping blood are falling outside your window at the moment? Hmm….

      “And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.” Revelation 16:21 (KJV)

  • tiptopsaidhe

    Jacob’s Trouble occurred from 66 AD to 70 AD, when the temple and Jerusalem were destroyed, and over 1.5 million people were killed. That time also fulfilled the 6 promises of Gabriel to Daniel in the 70th week. Remember, Jesus said it would happen during that generation:

    “Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
    Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

    The 70 weeks is the length of time God planned for these things to happen:

    “Dan 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, (1) to finish the transgression, and (2) to make an end of sins, and (3) to make reconciliation for iniquity, and (4) to bring in everlasting righteousness, and (5) to seal up the vision and prophecy, and (6) to anoint the most Holy.”

    The 70th week came right after the 69th week:
    It was 7 years from the baptism of Jesus until the stoning of Stephen, when the gospel was made available to the gentiles. Halfway through, at 3 1/2 years, Christ was crucified…

    “Dan 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince (Titus is the people, a general of the Roman army) that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
    Dan 9:27 And he (Christ) shall confirm the covenant with many (the Jews only) for one week (until Stephen was stoned for saying that Jesus shall change the customs which Moses delivered them (Act 6:14): and in the midst of the week (3.5 yrs) he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease (Christ became the sacrifice that did away with the blood of bulls and goats as atonement for sin), and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”

    The new covenant (Jer 31:31-37, Eze 36:24-28) was made available and exclusively to the Jews for 7 years (one week), and in the midst of the week, Christ caused the sacrifices and the temple oblations to never be needed again. In 70 AD, God used the Roman army to do away with the temple forever. The final and only acceptable sacrifice had been made, and to make the point, God took away forever the temple and its importance, scattered the people that lived through the time, and made the land desolate.

    “Eze 38:18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.”

    This prophecy deals with the captivity in Babylon, and is supposed by many to have its accomplishment in the many defeats given by the Maccabees to the forces of Antiochus and the remarkable judgments of God executed upon him, as Antiochus died of sore diseases. Antiochus had desolated the temple by making it a worship place of Jupiter Olympus or Zeus or Baal. That is also mentioned in Daniel 8.

    “Dan 8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
    Dan 8:14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” to mean 2300 morning and evening sacrifices, or 1150 days.

    Judas the Macabee cleansed the temple of the idols, and Antiochus died shortly thereafter.

    The 2300 days prophecy has to do with the temple sacrifices. It is different from the 70 weeks prophecy, which is the time God had set out to accomplish the 6 things listed above that Gabriel presents to Daniel.

    There is evidence the “rapture” story was made up to turn the conversation of the reformation away from the Catholic Church being considered the antichrist. Oddly, the reformation adopted the story as part of protestant doctrine. The “rapture” story wasn’t a popular theory until “The late great planet earth” by Hal Lindsey was released. Then, the Left Behind series took it from there.

    From Clarence Larkin: “The “Futurist School” interprets the language of the Apocalypse “literally,” except such symbols as are named as such and hold that the whole of the Book, from the end of the third chapter, is yet “future” and unfulfilled, and that the greater part of the Book, from the beginning of chapter six to the end of chapter nineteen, describes what shall come to pass during the last week of “Daniel’s Seventy Weeks.” . . . In its present form it may be said to have originated at the end of the Sixteenth Century, with the Jesuit Ribera, who actuated by the same motive as the Jesuit Alcazar, sought to rid the Papacy of the stigma of being called the “Antichrist,” and so referred the prophecies of the Apocalypse to the distant future. This view was accepted by the Roman Catholic Church and was for a long time confined to it, but, strange to say, it has wonderfully revived since the beginning of the Nineteenth Century, and among Protestants. . . ., The “Futurist” interpretation of scripture is the one employed in this book. (Dispensational Truth)”

    Fear porn would be a better name for it.

  • Jan

    This rapture debate will continue until it actually happen.

    God knows best and His timing is perfect. I trust Him for that. I will continue to do my part – to go and make disciples, spreading the good news and to love like Jesus love us.

    I think tribulation has already started-just see how through centuries Christians (and other people) has suffered in different areas. A pre-great tribulation catching away/rapture is probably more my view. (It will be awesome if it happen!) I think no one will debate that, but I also think that we have to be prepared if it has not happened the way we thought. This is not a set in stone thing in the Bible and I believe we should not be too dogmatic about it.

    We should also assess the possible impact it will make on others. E.g. if people hear about rapture they might start to care less about others and just get themselves ready. It may cause people to neglect what we are called to do. This is unfortunately not scriptural, but we see it happening in many people. It is important that we are always right with God, but we must also continue to do that part we need to do in Matt 24-preaching the gospel to all. We should also be careful to not cause unhealthy fear in the lives of people who don’t know Jesus. Always remember the loving heart of Father God.

    Let us not focus on dates, but let us know that we are in that season and keep our focus on Jesus. May we be found doing what the Lord, Jesus has commanded us to do. .

  • Bobby

    Geoffrey Grider says:
    September 29, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Let me ask you a question. This article on Joel’s prophecy took me a few hours to write and years to study. Did you check all my references in your King James Bible? Or did you just see a headline and post a comment? Be honest now…I think if you took the time to STUDY it as I have, the Holy Spirit just might show you what He showed me.

    Are you sure Geoffrey it is the true Christ Showing you this or just your own solidified un biblical beliefs??

    Please read below and educate your self!
    Through the Tribulation With Christ

    The idea that the righteous will all be raptured out of the world just before the time of trouble and that only the wicked will be left behind to endure seven years of tribulation can be very appealing. Perhaps that is why this doctrine has gained such widespread acceptance. But the Bible clearly teaches otherwise.

    The phrase “seven years of tribulation” does not appear anywhere in Scripture. However, Jesus did say that a terrible time of trouble would come upon the world just before His return and that it would be more intense than any other in the history of this world. In His great prophetic discourse on the Mount of Olives, Jesus made the following statement: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:21, 22).

    If the elect were not in the world during the great tribulation, they would not need the days to be shortened!

    All throughout Scripture we see examples of the Lord saving His people through tribulation, not from it.

    Noah was not saved from the Flood, but through it.
    Daniel was not saved from the lions’ den, but through it.
    Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were not were not saved from the fiery furnace, but through it. In fact, Jesus went through it with them, and He will go through the great tribulation with us, as well!
    The children of Israel were not saved from Egypt before the plagues fell, but afterward. God demonstrated His love and power by preserving them in Egypt through the 10 plagues. In the same way, the righteous will be in the world when the seven last plagues fall (Revelation 16), but God will preserve them.

    God never promises that our lives will always be easy. Christ prayed to His Father for His disciples, “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil [one].” (John 17:15) Likewise, in 2 Timothy 3:12 Paul declares, “All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” Paul also told a group of disciples that “we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22).

    In His parable of the two home builders, Jesus taught that the storm comes to the wise man who builds on the rock just as surely as it comes to the fool who builds upon the sand (Matthew 7:24-27). The storm comes to all.

    The good news is that God’s children will survive the coming tribulation. They will endure by practicing some of the same survival skills used by the Great Basin bristlecone pine. Believed to be one of the oldest living trees on the planet, it can live more than 4,000 years. Found on lonely mountaintops, some of these ancient evergreens have weathered thousands of years of intense freezing wind, pounding rain, scorching sun, and violent electrical storms.

    How do they manage to survive such harsh, adverse conditions? They send their roots deep, wrap them tenaciously around a solid rock, and hang on.

    In the same way, the saints will have to sink their roots of faith deep into the Word of God and cling tenaciously to the mighty Rock of Ages. Remember that even though God does not always provide an escape from tribulation, He does promise to give us the power and strength to get through it. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).

  • Guy

    i am with you there Geoffrey. BUT you know prophecy unfolds painstakingly slowly. Oh so slowly. It may be another 50 years before we see another fulfillment.

  • The majority of my brethren believe that the land in question belongs exclusively to natural Israel, but I’ve never found any New Covenant scripture to support that.

    Could someone help me with that.

    Thanks.

    • Suez

      Keep studying Donald, seems your doing great. Man will lead you astray. Try searching on YouTube for info about Israel and who got them their land in 48. You may be surprised at what you find out. Search it out and pray for the whole truth.

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