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Thursday, December 31, 2015

World welcomes 2016 with lavish New Year fireworks-SO Far World Wide No False Flag-NYC Tonight-I say Nothing , No Flags

https://www.rt.com/news/327587-new-year-fireworks-2016/

Vists link to see pics-

 New Year’s Eve celebrations have kicked off with lavish fireworks displays as people around the world usher in 2016. However, some cities remain on high alert in the wake of terror threats.

Muscovites have been flooding into the city’s central Gorky Park to welcome in the New Year, with fireworks, concerts and other festivities planned for the night.

Public access to the Red Square has been closed this New Year’s Eve, as a live show was being filmed there. However, people gathered to celebrate around the Kremlin, where colorful festive decorations had been installed.

The Pacific islands of Samoa and Kiribati were the first to start celebrations on Thursday with light displays adorning the night skies.

New Zealand and Australia then set the tone with spectacular celebrations.

New Zealand’s Auckland met 2016 with a fanfare of record-breaking fireworks - 500kg of pyrotechnics consisting of 2,500 separate pieces launched from the top of the Sky Tower.

Sydney and Brisbane were lit by bursts of color as people gathered at vantage points to enjoy the light shows.

In Tokyo residents and guests released helium balloons near Tokyo Tower as the clock struck midnight.

South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore all welcomed the coming New Year with a dazzling series of fireworks and pyrotechnics.

Dubai’s grand fireworks proceeded as scheduled despite a massive fire that engulfed the 5-star hotel close to the city’s central celebration venue.

NOTE: This is a huge building serious fire and the building did not free fall like the twin towers prof 911 was an inside Job.

Firefighters were still battling the fire which spread along the outside of the 302-meter tall skyscraper as the light show 2 km away at the Burj Khalifa tower kicked off. The skyscraper was decorated with 400,000 LED lights, while the fireworks display will featured 1.6 tons of pyrotechnics.

Indonesia’s Jakarta remains on high alert during the holiday after police foiled plans for an alleged New Year terror attack.

Celebrations in some European cities are also planned to take a more somber note as security has been ramped up in the wake of the Paris terror attacks on November 13 and warnings of assaults during the festivities.

Light displays have also been scrapped in Paris for safety reasons. On Wednesday, Brussels authorities took the difficult decision to cancel the festivities and fireworks planned for New Year’s Eve.

Meanwhile, UK authorities are to deploy 2,000 armed police to shield London’s New Year festivities from terror attack.

Though there was no specific alert for Italy, police presence has been increased by 30 per cent compared to last year. 

Welcome to the Police state-The Police world.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Do You Bear Fruit? - Paul Washer (John 15)

Published on Nov 1, 2012

The reason for every trial, every hardship, every rough wind in your life, is to show you your inability, your weakness, and to chase you back to God.

Series: The Impossibility of the Christian Life, Part 3

MP3: http://illbehonest.com/Do-You-Bear-Fr...



Paul Washer of HeartCry Missionary Society. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
http://www.heartcrymissionary.com





Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Two More Audios On The Pastoral Epistles

I am posting two more audio teachings on the Pastorals, meat for the hungry take a listen.


Pt 4 Pastoral Epistles PT 3 actually and Pt 5 Pastorals The Finish of 1 Tim 






Sunday, December 27, 2015

Not Being Uninformed - Paul Washer

Published on Mar 6, 2015

In 1 Thessalonians 4:13 the apostle Paul tells the brethren, "we do not want you to be uninformed". As Christians we need to be growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and not to be swallowed up in ignorance. Being uninformed and ignorant in areas of the Christian life leads us to unnecessary grief.




Saturday, December 26, 2015

If This Audio Sermon Does Not Put A Fire In You Nothing Will-The Lord Said With A Heavy Hand- Post This TODAY

This audio sermon is audio 10 of the Pastorals I am posting part 10 today, because I feel the lord said to do so. Some will get so angry they will want to stone me, others will shout, others will weep, it is a message that was a free flow, anointed sermon, that just happen to be the final exhortation in the Pastoral course, in the Free bible college, as you will hear, I do not compromise, or give gospel light to anyone, esp those in the college and on this site Truth in Mercy- get ready for some truth. Listen to prophetic free flow- anguish and weeping, as some may not have heard, it is the Holy Spirit not me, that is what makes a prophetic sermon. Take a listen- will keep this up a couple days I ask all to take a listen, just take a listen .Start you new year with this message, and let it burn in your hearts. PTL, Glory, Jesus is Lord.



I am Going To Post Several Audios From The FREE Bible College The Study Is On The Pastoral Epistles

It is very hard in this fast paced world to get anyone to watch a 10 min video , let alone an audio only teaching, look, if your hungry to learn these audios will be of great help. In the Audios it used to be in the D.Min degree , you will hear me say that many times, I have in 2014 out this as the first course all students must do as it give a great starting foundation in sound doctrine. This was the course that started the whole school, now college, it is the cap stone study in my opinion. 
This is not to promote the college, it is for the body of Christ to learn, get deep in 1, 2, Tim and Titus. To the one or two that will listen to these may the lord bless you as you enter the sound doctrine zone, from my favorite Epistles in the N.T.

Audios were 10 , but 9, I did not count the introduction as audio one I mention this also any times. Sorry it is still a very good series. In this first post I will give the audio introduction and part one of 1 Timothy, you will never look at these Epistles the same way if you take the time to listen and learn.






Friday, December 25, 2015

I am Pushing One More Time A Free E-Book Worth A Read A True End Time N.T. Church

I have posted many times this book, I also posted sample chapters, what a true end time Church will Look like.
It starts with a look at a true N.T. Church and how this must be, will be restored and the way the Church will function in these crazy times and after the Judgments. The link FREE Books to the right, also have others, not getting reads? FREE.


 http://www.scribd.com/doc/171667050/New-Book-a-True-End-Time-Church-PDF-Re-Do

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Lamb, Yahweh-Sue Miller Reporting-Two Messages

http://www.faithgateway.com/lamb-yahweh/#.VnsxjlKGmSq

 Michael Norten
April 2, 2015

Editor’s Note: Passover begins tomorrow, April 3. For those of us who aren’t familiar with Jewish traditions, Passover is an eight-day festival which is celebrated from the 15th to the 22nd of the Hebrew month called Nissan. The dates on the American calendar change every year. This year Passover is Friday, April 3 (Shabbat, or Sabbath) in the evening through Saturday, April 11 after sundown.

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A number of years ago I heard Jimmy DeYoung, an outstanding news commentator and Bible teacher, make a presentation at a Bible prophecy conference. Since it was during the Christmas season, he was teaching about the birth of Jesus in the first chapter of Luke. He read to us Luke 2:8–12:

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. And the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger.’

Dr. DeYoung then asked the audience a surprising question: “Did you ever wonder why this was a sign?” This left us all speechless. I had to admit to myself that I had never even questioned it. Why was it a sign? Dr. DeYoung had us turn to the book of Micah. We were all familiar with Micah 5:2, which prophesied that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, but many of us were not familiar with Micah 4:8, which prophesied that He would be announced at the tower of the flock (Migdal Eder). Dr. DeYoung, who had lived in Jerusalem for a number of years, told us that Migdal Eder was a two-story tower that had been built in a pasture outside Bethlehem. The remains of the tower had recently been discovered.

Dr. DeYoung explained that the shepherds in the field had not all been the lowly shepherds that we had always assumed. They were actually priests from the temple who were doing shepherding work to assist in the birthing of the sacrificial lambs so that they would be unblemished for sacrifice. While the shepherds were keeping watch over the flock from the top floor of the tower, the shepherd-priests would bring the pregnant sheep in from the field to the tower’s bottom floor, where the sheep would give birth. As soon as a lamb was born, the priests would wrap it with strips of cloths made from old priestly undergarments. This was done to keep the lamb from getting blemished. The priests would then place the lamb onto a manger to make sure it would not get trampled. Wow! So when these shepherd-priests went into Bethlehem and saw the baby Jesus wrapped in cloths, lying in a manger, they must have exclaimed, “There is the Lamb of God, prepared for sacrifice, unblemished!” They had to be excited beyond description, because they were the only ones who could have understood the sign. It was just for them from God. It was personal!

I presume that Jesus’ swaddling cloths were from the same source as the lambs’ cloths. Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth, was married to the priest Zacharias. Elizabeth could have given her the cloths made from the priestly undergarments. It is highly probable that the first clothes that Jesus wore were the clothes of a priest. What a sign! I was so intrigued by this that I did some further research. These historical observations and parallels were confirmed by many messianic rabbis and the renowned historical writer Alfred Edersheim. I also sought out help from Bob Ibach, an experienced archaeologist, who had done some digs in Israel. He found the written account and pictures of the discovery of “the tower of the flock,” Migdal Eder. This whole insight made the account of the announcement of Jesus’ birth astounding and even more exciting!

More and more facts began to unfold in my research. I was talking further with David Schiller, my Jewish teacher and friend, about what I had learned about the shepherds and the lambs. He amazed me with some more historical insights. He explained that each Jewish family would put the family name around the neck of their lamb that they took to the Temple to be sacrificed. They did this to make sure they received their own lamb back for the Passover dinner. I wondered if there was any significance to this piece of trivia. As I was contemplating this, Schiller pointed out to me a particular object found in most of the paintings of Christ on the cross. There was a small sign at the top of the cross that looked like four letters: “INRI.” I discovered that this was an abbreviation of the sign that Pontius Pilot placed on the cross as seen in John 19:19:

Pilate also wrote an inscription, and put it on the cross. It was written, ‘JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.’

I learned that the letters were the first letters of each of the nouns in the inscription in Latin. I contacted my daughter Ruth, who is very good with Latin, and asked her to show me the inscription in the Latin Vulgate. That confirmed it: “Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum” (INRI).

Then Schiller opened my eyes to an incredible observation. Since the inscription had been in three languages — Latin, Greek, and Hebrew — he transliterated it for me from Hebrew to English. I saw before me these words: “Y’Shua HaNatzri V’Melech HaYehudim.” I was absolutely stunned when I took the first letters of each of these words. It spelled “YHVH,” the Tetragrammaton form of the name of God! YHVH and YHWH can be used interchangeably. When this technique of abbreviating is used, the title on the cross in the actual Hebraic script undeniably reveals the name of God. In English, the name is pronounced “Yahweh!”

Just like the Jews put their family name on their lamb for sacrifice at the Temple, God put His name on His Lamb for His family, which includes you and me!

    God gave us so many pictures in order that we could understand the magnitude of His loving grace!

Excerpted with permission from Unlocking the Secrets of the Feasts by Michael Norten, copyright Thomas Nelson, 2015.

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Your Turn

There are many names for God revealed in Scripture, Yahweh being just one. God put His name on His Lamb for us to show and demonstrate His love for His people. Join the conversation on our blog! We’d love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily-

NOTE: This is not Sacred Name Theology

Next message , two for the price of one, the one is Jesus, the price His blood.
http://www.arielministries.org/ariel/roar_main_december2012.html

The First Christmas
by Nick Harris

There are many misunderstandings today about the events surrounding the first Christmas. For one thing Jesus was not born in an out building behind a motel in Bethlehem as many Christmas cards seem to suggest. The truth is this: Jesus was born in a cave used for the birthing of sacrificial lambs. The male lambs born in that cave, and others like it in the Bethlehem area, were to be used exclusively in the Temple. They were set-aside to be the TAMIL, or the morning sacrifices which began each day. They were also used for the burnt offerings. The female lambs were used in the Temple for peace offerings.

However, the most common usage for these lambs that were born in Bethlehem was this: they were destined to become Passover lambs. Therefore, the shepherds that attended them were actually shepherd-priests. These men had been designated from the time they were very young to be the ones who would be assigned the task of "keeping watch” over the Temple’s flocks. One of their tasks was to make certain that none of these lambs were blemished while being birthed.

According to the Mishnah, these lambs were immediately wrapped in "swaddling cloths" after their births to protect them from injury, since baby lambs tend to thrash about and harm themselves in their first couple of hours of their lives. The shepherds who attended these lambs, being under special rabbinical care, were also required to keep their birthing caves ritually clean.

Since there was no room for Mary and Joseph at the local caravansary, these young people were allowed to occupy one of these birthing caves in the hillside. That birthing cave is now found beneath the ancient Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. According to the Gospel account, as soon as Jesus was born, Joseph wrapped him in swaddling cloths.

No doubt, Joseph could not have understood the full significance of the swaddling cloths in which he wrapped the infant Jesus. You see, swaddling cloth was primarily used to wrap the body of someone who had died, so Joseph’s actions told this story: in this cave in the Judean hillside, the young Lord of the universe lay in a stone manger, wrapped in grave clothes. This action was taken, according to the angel of the Lord, to be a sign to the shepherds who would come to visit Him. It offers a sign to us, as well. This sign was this: this was a child who had been born to die. His heavenly Father wanted the world to know the reason for his son becoming flesh.

The entire scene seems so illogical, does it not? Logic would seem to dictate that when the Lord of the universe, the Almighty God, chose to enter into the life of this world, He would have elected to have been born in absolute luxury and splendor. We would think that he would have chosen a palace in Rome, or Alexandria, or Antioch, or Ephesus. But He did not! He chose to be born in a cave that was carved into the side of a Judean hillside. Even the lowest peasants were born in better places than this. It is a shocking tale, is it not?

After Mary had given birth to Jesus in this cave, after Joseph wrapped him in swaddling cloths, he then took the infant Jesus and cut His umbilical cord. He now required a place to lay the child so that he could wash away the afterbirth, but all he could find was a stone feeding trough or manger, where the baby lambs were laid after being born. So, Joseph laid the young lord of the universe in this stone manger and thoroughly washed his body with salt water. Then, he scrubbed the baby with salt. The salt would kill any bacteria that might be found on the child. Great symbolism was attached to this action in the time of Jesus. For the Jewish people of that day, salt represented truth and honesty. This act on the part of a Jewish father indicated a determination to raise this child is such a way that his words would be “salted.” In other words, when this child became an adult, he would say what he meant and mean what he said. He would speak truthful words.

Once those tasks were completed, it was then that Joseph wrapped those strips of swaddling cloth around the body of this baby, as we previously illustrated. However, this raises a question: from where did Joseph get the swaddling cloth? There are two possible answers. The first possibility has to do with a social custom practiced at that time. In the days of Mary and Joseph, people in the Middle East who had to travel for a long distances were often faced with great hardship and danger. Travelers died in a variety of ways: accidents, assaults by robbers, and illnesses. Since the Jewish law declared that a body had to be buried in the earth immediately following death, pious traveling Jews were required to wrap long strips of swaddling cloth around their waists, so if they died along the way, the swaddling wrapped about their waists could be used for a burial shroud. Perhaps the righteous Joseph had taken this precaution.

The second possibility has to do with the place in which Jesus was born. As has previously been suggested, Jesus appears to have been born in a birthing cave for sacrificial lambs. Since these lambs were wrapped in "swaddling cloths" immediately after their birth, the shepherds who attended these lambs may have left the swaddling cloth in the cave.

Of course, we know none of this for certain; all we know is that within a few moments of the birth of the Messiah, God had dispatched shepherds to come and pay homage to the one destined to bring "peace on earth, goodwill to men."

There Sure Is A Lot Of Buzz About A Potential Terror Attack On Christmas Day Or New Year’s Eve- Snyder-Economic collapse site

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/there-sure-is-a-lot-of-buzz-about-a-potential-terror-attack-on-christmas-day-or-new-years-eve

I would not post something like this, a- he said, she said -thing. I wrote in the post below about the viral Feb 19, 2016 Collapse, and said I did not get it, and it may just be a viral thing picked up from something Ron Paul did not even say himself, but credited, that is where my lead ends. Before it was news- I am no fan of that site at all, it is the main place that is pushing the Ron Paul Feb 19, 2016 collapse, I saw his video on Info wars- also not a fan of AJ or info wars at all. it is on you tube, and posted as Feb 19, 2016 collapse, and not one single word- did Dr. Paul say about the date Feb 19, 2016 the YT  poster said in title.

I did know about this viral threat, if you know how the Illuminati works, they warn before. It would not surprise me, the lord has been warning of such events, I also posted DEC 2015 is not over yet, what will happen? I have had multiple times seen in my heart, , mental visions, of D.C. falling, monuments, and NYC on fire, as  Wilkerson said in 2011. His last Prophetic word before his death. We will see, at this point in world events, nothing would surprise me at all, you will see another false flag in the E.U. before USA and than isolated martial law declared, this also was written on before. Now the post From Economic collapse by Snyder.


I have never seen more buzz about a potential terror attack during the holiday season than I am seeing right now.  Over the past couple of weeks, the mainstream media and the alternative media have both been full of headlines about the possibility of terrorism on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve.  And personally, I have had numerous people contact me with their concerns or regarding something that they have heard from others.  In addition to threats from ISIS, there are many out there that are completely convinced that we could soon see a major false flag incident in the United States.  So are any of these rumors true?  Will we soon see a major terror incident in America?  I want to make it very clear that I do not know.  As an attorney, I have been trained to come to conclusions based on the evidence, and at this moment I do not have anything completely solid to report to you.  But I do believe that it is noteworthy that there is so much buzz about a potential terror attack that is coming in from so many different directions.

For example, earlier today a mainstream news report indicated that authorities had discovered a “credible threat” against New York City.  The phrase “credible threat” was later retracted, but it is a fact that NYPD Commissioner William Bratton did hold “an emergency meeting” on Tuesday to address the threat of terror…

    Top NYPD brass including Commissioner William Bratton held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the need for increased vigilance, sources said.

    All New York City police officers received a bulletin Tuesday afternoon outlining the department’s tactical plan and warning officers to stay vigilant, according to sources. That internal memo mentioned social media being used as a tactic and that a possible attack could come without warning.

    Expect to see increased police presence at iconic locations across multiple boroughs, including Times Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Midnight Mass on Thursday, and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, marking the first time a threat has sparked a swell of police presence in a borough other than Manhattan.

In Germany, it is being reported that a former ISIS fighter is telling authorities that ISIS is planning “coordinated attacks across multiple European cities”…

    ISIS are threatening coordinated attacks across multiple European cities, a former militant who escaped from the terror group has revealed.

    The former Islamic State fighter – called Harry S – recently escaped from the group in Syria and is now being questioned by the authorities in Germany.

    He says, along with other fighters, he was asked if he would “bring jihad to their homeland”.

Could he be telling the truth?

You never know.  He might just be blowing a lot of hot air.  But after what recently took place in Paris and San Bernardino, we all need to be more diligent.

And without a doubt, it is quite probable that the next attack could be bigger than anything else that we have seen so far.  That same ex-ISIS fighter told the Germans that ISIS wants “something that happens everywhere at the same time”…

    Worryingly, as reported by Der Spiegel, he told police: “They want something that happens everywhere at the same time.

    “All you need is to take a big knife, and go down to the streets and slighter every infidel you encounter.”

And there is some evidence that radical Islamists have been planning just such an attack inside the United States.  Just check out what authorities found when they recently raided the home of a 19-year-old jihadist in Pennsylvania…

    Thursday, The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of 19-year-old Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, who lived in a home with his parents in the 1700 block of Fulton Street in Harrisburg.

    According to an affidavit, Aziz was preparing to conduct or assist in an attack in the U.S. An investigation also revealed that Aziz attempted to aid ISIS supporters in traveling to Syria for the purpose of becoming ISIS fighters.

    On November 27, investigators raided Aziz’s home and found five loaded M4-style high-capacity magazines, a modified kitchen knife, a thumb drive, medication and a balaclava inside a backpack Aziz’s kept inside a closet.

We also know that the San Bernardino shooters had accumulated quite an arsenal in their home as well.  Mike Adams of Natural News believes that this is yet more evidence that a “multi-city ISIS attack” was being planned…

    I have reason to believe that a massive, multi-city ISIS attack will be unleashed across America in the near future.

    Why do I believe this? Because the evidence points to the likelihood that the San Bernardino ISIS terrorists disobeyed orders and prematurely initiated their attack on a relatively small group. The twelve pipe bombs and thousands of rounds of ammunition found in their apartment point to the realization that they were preparing for something much larger.

    If you’re a terrorist, you don’t build twelve pipe bombs and then leave them behind during your attack. You use them in large crowds, of course, to maximize the bloodshed and terror factor. The very existence of these pipe bombs — if indeed they weren’t planted by the feds — means that another, larger attack was in the planning stages and approaching activation.

Whether we see a major attack within the next couple of weeks or not, it is inevitable that the next one will happen at some point.  I think that the holidays are a flashpoint in particular because they have a great deal of symbolic meaning and because there are such large public gatherings of people around Christmas and on New Year’s Eve.

And the federal government recognizes this as well.  As Christmas draws closer, FEMA has been helping churches prepare for “active shooter incidents“, and the feds will be keeping a very close eye on New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York City and elsewhere.

Of course many Americans do not have much faith in the ability of the federal government to protect them.  In fact, there are some that are simply going to avoid any large public gatherings of people until after the holidays are over.

So are those individuals being paranoid or prudent?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Personal Confession Also- Spurgeon Devotion-And A Message On No Fear And The Power Of God- ISA. CH 41:10-20-Exposition

I emailed my friend Deb, I said, 'I feel overwhelmed and not ready for what is coming'. I have prayed many years for the lord to bring others to the mission. I am not a construction, mechanical type of man, I also have disabled left hand, I can not be Chaplin, Medic, dentist, security, sanitation and more, not one person. I know, that I know, we are so close you can feel it.

The time frame the lord gave a year ago was by March end 2016, now all over the on the net, Feb 19 2015 collapse. I have been tracing down leads to see where this started. It seems, so far, Ron Paul, but all videos, I mean everyone one, says Feb 19, 2016 and in the video not one word about Feb 19, so, why this date, why so many people jumping on this band wagon on the date.

Update-this is why I do not set dates anymore, unless it is 100% from God and not my flesh -Aug 15 2017-Missed it again.

It fits with the prophecy the lord gave, it would not surprise me, regardless, it will be in 2016, and it will be very soon. I was hit with a moment of fear, yes, I am not superman. Have been planning and in the know a while, so If I was feeling this for a moment I wondered who else is, esp. timid and fearful ones. I felt what many feel daily, fear, not ready, strange.

I just felt downright down and as said not ready, how can anyone be ready for what is happening? Jesus is our hiding place, and total trust and faith He knows what he is doing and he knows your name, every hair on your head, your problems, financial problems, marriage problems, he knows all, and loves you , if you are one of his. He has us covered.

The next day I sparked up E-Sword and the lord gave me personal, comfort and instruction, I pray he does this for all who are in need of a sure word for the days we are in now, and coming.

- Isa_41:10
God has a strong reserve with which to discharge this engagement; for he is able to do all things. Believer, till thou canst drain dry the ocean of omnipotence, till thou canst break into pieces the towering mountains of almighty strength, thou never needest to fear. Think not that the strength of man shall ever be able to overcome the power of God. Whilst the earth’s huge pillars stand, thou hast enough reason to abide firm in thy faith.

The same God who directs the earth in its orbit, who feeds the burning furnace of the sun, and trims the lamps of heaven, has promised to supply thee with daily strength. While he is able to uphold the universe, dream not that he will prove unable to fulfil his own promises. Remember what he did in the days of old, in the former generations. Remember how he spake and it was done; how he commanded, and it stood fast. Shall he that created the world grow weary? He hangeth the world upon nothing; shall he who doth this be unable to support his children? Shall he be unfaithful to his word for want of power? Who is it that restrains the tempest? Doth not he ride upon the wings of the wind, and make the clouds his chariots, and hold the ocean in the hollow of his hand? How can he fail thee? When he has put such a faithful promise as this on record, wilt thou for a moment indulge the thought that he has out promised himself, and gone beyond his power to fulfill? Ah, no! Thou canst doubt no longer.

O thou who art my God and my strength, I can believe that this promise shall be fulfilled, for the boundless reservoir of thy grace can never be exhausted, and the overflowing storehouse of thy strength can never be emptied by thy friends or rifled by thine enemies.
Now let the feeble all be strong,
And make Jehovah’s arm their song.”

Isa 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Barnes;

Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not - This verse is plain in its meaning, and is full of consolation. It is to be regarded as addressed primarily to the exiled Jews during their long and painful captivity in Babylon; and the idea is, that they who had been selected by God to be his special people had nothing to fear. But the promise is one that may be regarded as addressed to all his people in similar circumstances, and it is as true now as it was then, that those whom God has chosen have nothing to fear.
For I am with thee - This is a reason why they should not be afraid. God was their protector, and of whom should they be afraid. ‘If God be for us, who can be against us?’ What higher consolation can man desire than the assurance that he is with him to protect him?

Be not dismayed - The word rendered here ‘dismayed’ (תשׁתע tı̂shetta‛) is derived from שׁעה shâ‛âh, “to see, to look”; and then to look about as one does in a state of alarm, or danger. The sense here is, that they should be calm, and under no apprehension from their foes.

For I am thy God - I am able to preserve and strengthen thee. The God of heaven was their God; and as he had all power, and that power was pledged for their protection, they had nothing to fear.

I will uphold thee - I will enable you to bear all your trials.
With the right hand of my righteousness - With my faithful right hand. The phrase is a Hebrew mode of expression, meaning that God’s hand was faithful, that it might be relied on, and would secure them.

Isa 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isa 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

Isa 41:12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

Isa 41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

Isa 41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 41:15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.

Isa 41:16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Isa 41:18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

Isa 41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:

Isa 41:20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

Henry:

Isaiah 41:10-20

The scope of these verses is to silence the fears, and encourage the faith, of the servants of God in their distresses. Perhaps it is intended, in the first place, for the support of God's Israel, in captivity; but all that faithfully serve God through patience and comfort of this scripture may have hope. And it is addressed to Israel as a single person, that it might the more easily and readily be accommodated and applied by every Israelite indeed to himself. That is a word of caution, counsel, and comfort, which is so often repeated, Fear thou not; and again (Isa_41:13), Fear not; and (Isa_41:14), “Fear not, thou worm Jacob; fear not the threatenings of the enemy, doubt not the promise of thy God; fear not that thou shalt perish in thy affliction or that the promise of thy deliverance shall fail. It is against the mind of God that his people should be a timorous people. For the suppressing of fear he assures them,

I. That they may depend upon his presence with them as their God, and a God all-sufficient for them in the worst of times. Observe with what tenderness God speaks, and how willing he is to let the heirs of promise know the immutability of his counsel, and how desirous to make them easy: “Fear thou not, for I am with thee, not only within call, but present with thee; be not dismayed at the power of those that are against thee, for I am thy God, and engaged for thee. Art thou weak? I will strengthen thee. Art thou destitute of friends? I will help thee in the time of need. Art thou ready to sink, ready to fall? I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness, that right hand which is full of righteousness, in dispensing rewards and punishments,” Psa_48:10. And again (Isa_41:13) it is promised,

1. That God will strengthen their hands, that is, will help them: “I will hold thy right hand, go hand in hand with thee” (so some): he will take us by the hand as our guide, to lead us in our way, will help us up when we are fallen or prevent our falls; when we are weak he will hold us up - wavering, he will fix us - trembling, he will encourage us, and so hold us by the right hand, Psa_73:23.

2. That he will silence their fears: Saying unto thee, Fear not. He has said it again and again in his word, and has there provided sovereign antidotes against fear: but he will go further; he will by his Spirit say it to their hearts, and make them to hear it, and so will help them.

II. That though their enemies be now very formidable, insolent, and severe, yet the day is coming when God will reckon with them and they shall triumph over them. There are those that are incensed against God's people, that strive with them (Isa_41:11), that war against them (Isa_41:12), that hate them, that seek their ruin, and are continually picking quarrels with them. But let not God's people be incensed at them, nor strive with them, nor render evil for evil; but wait God's time, and believe,

1. That they shall be convinced of the folly, at least, if not of the sin of striving with God's people; and, finding it to no purpose, they shall be ashamed and confounded, which might bring them to repentance, but will rather fill them with rage.

2. That they shall be quite ruined and undone (Isa_41:11): They shall be as nothing before the justice and power of God. When God comes to deal with his proud enemies he makes nothing of them. Or they shall be brought to nothing, shall be as if they had never been. This is repeated (Isa_41:12): They shall be as nothing and as a thing of nought, or as that which is gone and has failed. Those that were formidable shall become despicable; those that fancied they could do any thing shall be able to bring nothing to pass; those that made a figure in the world, and a mighty noise, shall become mere ciphers and be buried in silence. They shall perish, not only be nothing, but be miserable: Thou shalt seek them, shalt enquire what has become of them, that they do not appear as usual, but thou shalt not find them as David, Psa_37:36. I sought him, but he could not be found.

III. That they themselves should become a terror to those who were now a terror to them, and victory should turn on their side, Isa_41:14-16.

See here, 1. How Jacob and Israel are reduced and brought very low. It is the worm Jacob, so little, so weak, and so defenceless, despised and trampled on by every body, forced to creep even into the earth for safety; and we must not wonder that Jacob has become a worm, when even Jacob's King calls himself a worm and no man, Psa_22:6. God's people are sometimes as worms, in their humble thoughts of themselves and their enemies' haughty thoughts of them - worms, but not vipers, as their enemies are, not of the serpent's seed. God regards Jacob's low estate, and says, “Fear not, thou worm Jacob; fear not that thou shalt be crushed; and you men of Israel” (you few men, so some read it, you dead men, so others) “do not give up yourselves for gone notwithstanding.” Note, The grace of God will silence fears even when there seems to be the greatest cause for them. Perplexed but not in despair.

2. How Jacob and Israel are advanced from this low estate, and made as formidable as ever they have been despicable. But by whom shall Jacob arise, for he is small? We are here told: I will help thee, saith the Lord; and it is the honour of God to help the weak. He will help them, for he is their Redeemer, who is wont to redeem them, who has undertaken to do it. Christ is the Redeemer, from him is our help found. He will help them, for he is the Holy One of Israel, worshipped among them in the beauty of holiness and engaged by promise to them. The Lord will help them by enabling them to help themselves and making Jacob to become a threshing instrument.

Observe, He is but an instrument, a tool in God's hand, that he is pleased to make use of; and he is an instrument of God's making and is no more than God makes him. But, if God make him a threshing instrument, he will make use of him, and therefore will make him fit for use, new and sharp, and having teeth, or sharp spikes; and then, by divine direction and strength, thou shalt thresh the mountains, the highest, and strongest, and most stubborn of thy enemies: thou shalt not only beat them, but beat them small; they shall not be a corn threshed out, which is valuable, and is carefully preserved (such God's people are when they are under the flail, Isa_21:10 : O my threshing! yet the corn of my floor, that shall not be lost); but these are made as chaff, which is good for nothing, and which the husbandman is glad to get rid of. He pursues the metaphor, Isa_41:16.

Having threshed them, thou shalt winnow them, and the wind shall scatter them. This perhaps had its accomplishment, in part, in the victories of the Jews over their enemies in the times of the Maccabees; but it seems in general designed to read the final doom of all the implacable enemies of the church of God, and to have its accomplishment likewise in the triumphs of the cross of Christ, the gospel of Christ, and all the faithful followers of Christ, over the powers of darkness, which, first or last, shall all be dissipated, and in Christ all believers shall be more than conquerors, and he that overcomes shall have power over the nations, Rev_2:26.

IV. That, hereupon, they shall have abundance of comfort in God, and God shall have abundance of honour from them: Thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, Isa_41:16. When we are freed from that which hindered our joy, and are blessed with that which is the matter of it, we ought to remember that God is our exceeding joy and in him all our joys must terminate. When we rejoice over our enemies we must rejoice in the Lord, for to him alone we owe our liberties and victories. “Thou shalt also glory in the Holy One of Israel, in thy interest in him and relation to him, and what he has done for thee.” And, if thus we make God our praise and glory, we become to him for a praise and a glory.

V. That they shall have seasonable and suitable supplies of every thing that is proper for them in the time of need; and, if there be occasion, God will again do for them as he did for Israel in their march from Egypt to Canaan, Isa_41:17-19. When the captives, either in Babylon or in their return thence, are in distress for want of water or shelter, God will take care of them, and, one way or other, make their journey, even through a wilderness, comfortable to them. But doubtless this promise has more than such a private interpretation. Their return out of Babylon was typical of our redemption by Christ; and so the contents of these promises,

1. Were provided by the gospel of Christ. That glorious discovery of his love has given full assurance to all those who hear this joyful sound that God has provided inestimable comforts for them, sufficient for the supply of all their wants, the balancing of all their griefs, and the answering of all their prayers.

2. They are applied by the grace and Spirit of Christ to all believers, that they may have strong consolation in their way and a complete happiness in their end. Our way to heaven lies through the wilderness of this world. Now,

(1.) It is here supposed that the people of God, in their passage through this world, are often in straits: The poor and needy seek water, and there is none; the poor in spirit hunger and thirst after righteousness. The soul of man, finding itself empty and necessitous, seeks for satisfaction somewhere, but soon despairs of finding it in the world, that has nothing in it to make it easy: creatures are broken cisterns, that can hold no water; so that their tongue fails for thirst, they are weary of seeking that satisfaction in the world which is not to be had in it. Their sorrow makes them thirsty; so does their toil.

(2.) It is here promised that, one way or other, all their grievances shall be redressed and they shall be made easy.

[1.] God himself will be nigh unto them in all that which they call upon him for. Let all the praying people of God take notice of this, and take comfort of it; he has said, “I the Lord will hear them, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them; I will be with them, as I have always been, in their distresses.” While we are in the wilderness of this world this promise is to us what the pillar of cloud and fire was to Israel, an assurance of God's gracious presence.

[2.] They shall have a constant supply of fresh water, as Israel had in the wilderness, even where one would least expect it (Isa_41:18): I will open rivers in high places, rivers of grace, rivers of pleasure, rivers of living water, which he spoke of the Spirit (Joh_7:38, Joh_7:39), that Spirit which should be poured out upon the Gentiles, who had been as high places, dry and barren, and lifted up on their own conceit above the necessity of that gift. And there shall be fountains in the midst of the valleys, the valleys of Baca (Psa_84:6), that are sandy and wearisome; or among the Jews, who had been as fruitful valleys in comparison with the Gentile mountains. The preaching of the gospel to the world turned that wilderness into a pool of water, yielding fruit to the owner of it and relief to the travellers through it.

[3.] They shall have a pleasant shade to screen them from the scorching heat of the sun, as Israel when they pitched at Elim, where they had not only wells of water, but palm-trees (Exo_15:27): “I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, Isa_41:19. I will turn the wilderness into an orchard or garden, such as used to be planted with these pleasant trees,

NOTE: this is the Second Exodus and the seven Tree revelation the lord gave and is on this site.

So that they shall pass through the wilderness with as much ease and delight as a man walks in his grove. These trees shall be to them what the pillar of cloud was to Israel in the wilderness, a shelter from the heat.” Christ and his grace are so to believers, as the shadow of a great rock, Isa_32:2. When God sets up his church in the Gentile wilderness there shall be as great a change made by it in men's characters as if thorns and briers were turned into cedars, and fir-trees, and myrtles; and by this a blessed change is described, Isa_55:13.

[4.] They shall see and acknowledge the hand of God, his power and his favor, in this, Isa_41:20. God will do these strange and surprising things on purpose to awaken them to a conviction and consideration of his hand in all: That they may see this wonderful change, and knowing that it is above the ordinary course and power of nature may consider that therefore it comes from a superior power, and, comparing notes upon it, may understand together, and concur in the acknowledgment of it, that the hand of the Lord, that mighty hand of his which is stretched out for his people and stretched out to them, has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it, made it anew, made it out of nothing, made it for the comfort of his people. Note, God does great things for his people, that he may be taken notice of.

That is amazing, it is the reason, our lord does great things for us, to help us take notice of the lord himself. I pray this word gave you some hope, instruction and builds your faith.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Rate Hike Stock Market Crash Has Thrown Gasoline Onto An Already Raging Global Financial Inferno

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-rate-hike-stock-market-crash-has-thrown-gasoline-onto-an-already-raging-global-financial-inferno

If the stock market crash of last Thursday and Friday had all happened on one day, it would have been the 7th largest single day decline in U.S. history.  On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 367 points after finishing down 253 points on Thursday.  The overall decline of 620 points between the two days would have been the 7th largest single day stock market crash ever experienced in the United States if it had happened within just one trading day.  If you will remember, this is precisely what I warned would happen if the Federal Reserve raised interest rates.  But when news of the rate hike first came out on Wednesday, stocks initially jumped.  This didn’t make any sense at all, and personally I was absolutely stunned that the markets had behaved so irrationally.  But then we saw that on Thursday and Friday the markets did exactly what we thought they would do.  The chief economist at Gluskin Sheff, David Rosenberg, is calling the brief rally on Wednesday “a head-fake of enormous proportions“, and analysts all over Wall Street are bracing for what could be another very challenging week ahead.

When the Federal Reserve decided to lift interest rates, they made a colossal error.  You don’t raise interest rates when a global financial crisis has already started.  That is absolutely suicidal.  It is the kind of thing that you would do if you were trying to bring down the global financial system on purpose.

Surely the “experts” at the Federal Reserve can see what is happening.  Junk bonds have already crashed, just like they did in 2008.  The price of oil has crashed, just like it did in 2008.  Commodity prices have crashed, just like they did in 2008.  And more than half of all major global stock market indexes are already down at least 10 percent for the year so far.

You don’t raise interest rates in that kind of an environment.

You would have to be utterly insane to do so.

The Federal Reserve has thrown fuel onto a global financial inferno that is already raging, and things could spiral out of control very rapidly.

As far as this upcoming week is concerned, we have now entered “liquidation season”.  Investors are going to be pulling their money out of poorly performing hedge funds before the end of the calendar year, and as CNBC has pointed out, more hedge funds have already failed in 2015 than at any point since the last financial crisis…

    Liquidation season occurs when clients of poorly performing hedge funds ask for their money back. It tends to occur at the end of a quarter or year. In response, hedge funds must sell stocks in the open market to raise the money that needs to be returned to investors.

    That means if a hedge fund performed poorly this year; it is probably flooded with liquidation requests right now. In fact, there have been more failed hedge funds this year than any time since 2008.

The dominoes are starting to fall.  We have already seen funds run by Third Avenue Management, Stone Lion Capital Partners and Lucidus Capital Partners collapse.  Amazingly, there are some people out there that are still attempting to claim that “nothing is happening” even in the midst of all of this chaos.

As they say, “denial” is not just a river in Egypt.

And this crisis is going to get even worse as we head into 2016.  Egon von Greyerz, the founder of Matterhorn Asset Management, is convinced that we will soon see “one disaster after another”…

    Greyerz predicts, “I think we will have one disaster after another, first in the junk bond market, then in emerging markets and, after that, the subprime markets. Subprime car loans and student loans I see as another massive problem area. It is going to be one thing after another that will unravel. Since 2008, when the world almost went under, we have printed or increased credit by 50% or by $70 trillion, and the world economy is still struggling to survive. I think the real change in confidence will come down when markets come down. . . . I think things will come down very quickly.”

And I think that he is right on target.  The global financial system is more interconnected today than ever before, and when one financial institution fails, it inevitably affects dozens of others.  And the failures that we have already seen are already spreading a wave of fear and panic that may be difficult to stop.  The following comes from Business Insider, and I think that it is a pretty good explanation of what we could see next…

    Funds such as Third Avenue and Lucidus close, liquidating their portfolios.
    Investors, spooked by the closures and the risk that they might not be able to get their money out of these funds, make a rush for the exits while they still can.
    That creates even more selling pressure.
    Funds sell the assets that are easiest to sell as they look to reduce risk, which pushes the selling pressure from the risky parts of the market to the higher-quality part of the market.
    Things evolve from there.

If you have been waiting for the next financial crisis to arrive, you can stop, because it is already unfolding right in front of our eyes.

The only question is how bad it is going to become.

In the final analysis, I find myself agreeing quite a bit with Charles Hugh Smith, the author of “A Radically Beneficial World: Automation, Technology and Creating Jobs for All“.  He believes that the ridiculous monetary policies of the Federal Reserve have played a primary role in setting the stage for this new crisis, and that now this giant financial “Death Star” that they have created “is about to blow up”…

    By slashing rates to zero, the Fed ruthlessly eliminating safe returns for savers, pension funds, insurers and the millions of people with 401K retirement nesteggs. In effect, the Fed-Farce has pushed everyone into risk assets–and then played another Dark Side mind-trick by masking the true dangers of these risky assets.

    As oil-sector debt blows up, as junk bonds blow up, and emerging markets blow up, we are finally starting to see the real costs of going over to the Dark Side of endless credit expansion and throwing the gasoline of near-zero interest rates on the speculative fires of financialization.

    The Fed’s hubris has led it to the Dark Side, and now its Death Star of impaired debt, phantom collateral, speculative frenzy and bogus mind-tricks is about to blow up.

Personally, instead of saying that it “is about to blow up”, I would have said that it is already blowing up.

We have already seen trillions upon trillions of dollars of wealth wiped out around the world.

Energy companies are failing, giant hedge funds are going under, and the 7th largest economy on the entire planet has already plunged into “an outright depression“.

Everyone that warned of financial disaster in the second half of 2015 has been proven right, but this is just the beginning.  Now that the Federal Reserve has thrown gasoline onto the fire, our problems are only going to accelerate as we head into 2016.

So for the upcoming year, let us hope for the best, but let us also prepare for the worst.

AMERICA WILL COLLAPSE BY 2016 ? Jason A Video

I was not going to post anymore of these kind of videos for a while, but I saw this one and had to post it, it has had over 3 million views and is well done.Also the Prophecy concerning 2015-2016 the title confirmed what the lord has been saying.



What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world

This is something I noticed, it has made it hard to do usual research on the internet as I once was able to do, this makes investigative journalism, apologetic research, herbal research, you name it. In this video the speaker explains why, well worth a listen.

This will be the last video like the last three, than back to the word of God. I like to post a variety of things. As an internet minster I always say, 'you have to have the pulse of what is on line' that is the mission field at the moment.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Another Big Contrived Event is Coming -- BILL HOLTER- Swiss Bank Account Holders names To Be Released

 NOTE: I fully understand it is holiday season, it is not my desire to be your Grinch, I do not take a day off aside from one a week for devotions, I minister the same, no matter what month, what day. The hour is late and I am on the watchtower  sounding the alarm, as a humble voice in the wilderness.

IN this video, the first part, is the same information as Trends Research below, stay with it, the video, near the end goes into exposing the false flag attack in my neck of the woods San Bernardino County, three shooters, and other things, very good video, a must watch, if you can sit and listen for 30 min. I am posting this stuff now, because I want people to see and watch, the real news, and not false network news.

The difference, the truth. The lord has given us his warnings in late 2014, and as far back as 2010, that these things would come and they have, 2016 Year of Chaos (triple).

In the interview a shocking revelation is given, the Swiss Bank on Jan 1, 2016 for some reason, is going to release all the names of the people with Swiss accounts,very strange and if this happens? There will be blood. The video also says over and over, we no longer have a rule of law. This is the same in the Church of apostasy (no rule), no truth, no rule of law (the bible), Great video.

Published on Dec 13, 2015

Bill Holter from JS Mineset joins me to slice and dice the mainstream lies about as well as anyone can. And Bill says before the next economic collapse there will be yet another big 9/11 style event. As we near Christmas, may God bless you and your family. Prepare.





You Can't Handle The Paris False Flag TRUTH -- Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

What can I say, out of all people that speak truth,my personal go to man is Paul Craig Roberts. Do you know about him?
Know what he did? watch and see truth.

These video's are a series of truth, investigative journalism, false flags, no main stream TV News lies.

I hope many will wake up before it is to late, 2016 is going to be the start of a way of life non of us have experienced. I will say 2015 was a year that most have not lived to see , the global chaos was , and is, almost beyond belief

Dr. Paul has been writing and exposing the Paris false flag and others. His writings are always jaw droppers esp, when you know who he is, and his career, wow. I am surprised he is still alive.

SGT You Tube words below

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts joins me to discuss the absurdity of the Paris Attack which is playing out just as Dr. Roberts expected. Like 9/11, the Paris "ISIS attacks" are being used to destroy people's civil liberties in the name of "protecting them". It's the same worn out story propelled by the same CIA mockingbird media that's been in control since John F Kennedy was murdered by the deep state. When will humanity wake up? 



 

Gerald Celente-2016 Predictions, Gold, Silver War and Collapse-This Is It Beloved Listen Up

The word of the lord will come to pass, 2016 by March end the main event. 2016 the economic collapse. I have warned, given words from the lord, this is serious, I pray all heed.
Trends research, real truthful economic news, do not listen to false network news all is not ok, nor is t going to be. 2016 Chaos times three. Gerald Celente always says it like it is, some may have never heard of this man, welcome to true economic news . 

The YT users words than video below watch and listen, learn the truth. 

 Published on Dec 6, 2015

On global war, trends researcher Gerald Celente says, “Unfortunately, when all else fails, they take us to war. Look, go back to 1929 and the market crash. You had market crashes, Great Depression, currency wars, trade wars, world war. Voila, here we are again. Panic of ‘08, Great Recession, currency wars world war. . . . When the market collapses, the war talk will heat up.”

Gold and silver are running counter to other commodities. Why? Celente says, “Demand is up for gold and silver. To me, it is the ultimate safe haven. I’ve been saying since 2012 and 2013 that the bottom for gold is about $1,050 an ounce. I gave that number out because that’s about what it costs to pull it out of the ground. . . . Gold is about planning for the worst.”

So, is the spike in gold and silver demand a precursor to the next crash, which Celente is predicting to be coming soon? Celente says, “I totally believe so. . . . It’s definitely worse now. Look at the bubble they created.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Gerald Celente, Publisher of the Trends Journal.

All links for Mr. Celente can be found on USAWatchdog.com: http://usawatchdog.com/war-economic-c.




Saturday, December 19, 2015

Guest Writer Sue Miller-A LIGHT SHINING IN THE DARKNESS: THE VICTORY OF HANUKKAH


In John 10:22-23, we read, “Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem and it was winter. And Yeshua walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.”

For Messianic believers, we see Yeshua in Hanukkah as He is the light of the world (John 8:12). We also see him when lighting the menorah, a nine branched candelabra. Every night for 8 days, we light a new candle. The middle, or “shammash” candle is known as the servant candle which is used to light all the others. It reminds us of Yeshua who came to serve and bring light into the world. He stated in Mark 10:44-45 “Whoever wishes to be first among you shall be the servant of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”


The two book of the Maccabees in the “Apocrypha tell the story of Hanukkah. At that time, the Jews were subjects of the Seleucid Empire, one of the states formed out of Alexander the Great’s empire. The Seleucid king, Antiochus IV, called Epiphanes, wanted his subjects to adopt Greek culture and customs. Many Jews did this, almost to the point of abandoning their religion. But others resisted.


Antiochus also wanted to get possession of the treasures in the Jews Temple. In 168 or 167 B.C., angered by Jewish resistance to his policy, Epiphanes entered Jerusalem, killed many of the people and defiled the Temple by building an altar to a pagan God there. This is known as the Abomination of Desolation prophesized in the book of Daniel. The practice of Jewish law was forbidden, and copies of the law were destroyed, Jews who disobeyed were killed.


In 165 B.C, a small, yet bold group of men, led by Judah Maccabee and his brothers, revolted against Epiphanes and the Syrians. After three years of fighting and four decisive battles, Judah and his army were able to clear Judea of the Syrians. Then they took possession of Jerusalem, cleansed the Temple of all Syrian abominations and rededicated it to the worship of the Lord God of Israel. The Feast of Dedication-Hanukkah was held on the 25th of Kislev, exactly three years after the Syrians had defiled it, around the year 164 B.C..


However, this victory did not mark the end of the war for the Jews. For several years they continued to fight. Then Antiochus died and there was a scramble for the Syrian throne among other powerful generals. One of these generals, eventually, made a peace treaty with Judah to restore religious freedom back to the Jews.


In the years that followed, Simon, one of the Maccabees, was appointed High Priest and head of the Jewish community. He became the ruler of the country and established the Hasmonean dynasty of this new, independent kingdom.


So, what does all of this have to do with Yeshua? Hanukkah was the first war fought over religious freedom. The Jewish people believed in the true and living God. If Antiochus had succeeded in his mission of Hellenizing the Jews, there might never have been redemption for mankind. It was Satan’s plan to destroy the lineage of Judah. If he had, there would be no Messiah. Hanukkah commemorates God’s victory over Satan’s efforts once again.


Antiochus is a type of the anti-Christ. The abomination of desolation is prophetic of the Anti-christ and his future abomination of desolation, when he will declare himself to be God and sit in the temple, cause the world to worship him and persecute the Christians and Jews.

Just as the Jew

s were indoctrinated into the ways of the Greek world, today’s world is facing the same challenges. People are compromising their relationship with God and worshipping the idols of the culture. They are being blinded and cannot see that friendship with the world is enmity with God.


As Christians and Messianic Jews we must rise above the lies of the enemy. We must be like the Maccabees, a small, but mighty remnant who will stand up for our beliefs and proclaim the truth of Yeshua the Messiah. He is our light of the world and for those of us who believe, he will guide us.


In one of my favorite Hanukkah songs by Marty Goetz, it says, “ And with every candle on the menorah, that illuminates the night, comes a prayer that kindles in me Messiah, a desire for your fire and for your light.”

May the light of Hanukkah and Yeshua fill your heart and may you dedicate your life to Him for “such a time as this”.

Shalom-

Sue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knh0yn5HlZE

Some Odd Bible Truth To Build Faith, Very Different Post-Time Travel, Disappearing

Joh 8:59 They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

Luk 4:29 and they rose up, and cast him forth out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong.

Luk 4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way.

What some of the commentaries say astonished me, I must admit I always wondered about, how when they wanted to kill Jesus, he just walked away from them, through the crowd. Se what a couple commentaries says, understand I believe this could be how Jesus escaped the place, why not, he was God in flesh. This chapter makes that crystal clear.

Joh 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was born, I am.

Jesus is clearly saying he was at times the Angel of Jehovah and other names, Jesus was always with the Father, he had no creation, he always was the I am that I am. In John ch1 we read of the deity of Jesus, it amazes me how many non believers, once believers, or confused believers, or demonic false believers say Jesus was not always, he was not pre incarnate. The verse says it in a way a 2nd grader can understand, before Abraham was I am, or I have been around before Abraham.

So, how did Jesus slip through the crowd untouched?

Barnes:

Jesus hid himself - See Luk_4:30. That is, he either by a miracle rendered himself invisible, or he so mixed with the multitude that he was concealed from them and escaped. Which is the meaning cannot be determined.


Gill:

But Jesus hid himself, not in any corner of the temple, or behind a pillar; but he withdrew himself from them directly, and made himself invisible to them, by holding their eyes, or casting a mist before them, that they could not see him:

Wesley:

John 8:59
Then they took up stones - To stone him as a blasphemer; but Jesus concealed himself - Probably by becoming invisible; and so passed on - With the same ease as if none had been there.

Joh 10:39 They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.

Gill:

but he escaped out of their hands; either by withdrawing from them in some private way; or by open force, exerting his power, and obliging them on every side to fall back, and give way to him; or by rendering himself invisible to them; and this he did, not through fear of death, but because his time was not yet come, and he had other work to do, before he suffered and died.

That is wild indeed.

WE read many things in the word that are hard to grasp, commentaries,bible helps normally disagree, what you do is take 4 commentaries and see what they say,they are only men, scholars and such, still men. say three commentaries agree one does not, you take the three against one as being what most commentaries- bible helps agree on. This is one such case. It seems wild our lord lit. became invisible, or made it so the crowd was temporally blind. The lord can do anything.

Other bible truths that have many opinions, or you can take it at face vaule using Greek and the bible, such odd verses are follows;

Joh 6:21 They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat: and straightway the boat was at the land whither they were going.

Gill:

and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went; which was done, as Nonnus observes, by a divine motion; for not only the wind ceased, but another miracle was wrought; the ship was in an instant at the place whither they intended to go.

JFB:

and immediately the ship was at the land — This additional miracle, for as such it is manifestly related, is recorded here alone. Yet all that is meant seems to be that as the storm was suddenly calmed, so the little bark - propelled by the secret power of the Lord of Nature now sailing in it

In the first part, Jesus vanished, or the people were blinded, in this case once Jesus was on the boat it immediately, at once they were at the destination. This teaches us, we do not move by self, might, nor power but by the spirit of the lord.
These are non essentials and all this matters not, what matters is our lord can break all the laws of Physics as he would want, he was at creation, the word spoken Jesus created , the trinity was all partaking in the worlds creation. What a might God we serve.

One last odd truth, and yes many bible helps disagree, it is when Phillip was baptizing the Ethiopian Eunuch, when the Eunuch came up, Philip was gone
and it says straightway Phillip found himself in another place, this is a type of time travel, Jesus after he rose from the dead could walk through walls, we will all have such abilities as Jesus said, we will be like him , his resurrected body it will be able to do many things we can not understand this side of glory.

Act 8:39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, for he went on his way rejoicing.

Act 8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached the gospel to all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

RWP:

Caught away (hērpasen). Suddenly and miraculously, for harpazō, like the Latin rapio, means to carry off. Cf. 2Co_12:2; 1Th_4:17.

VWS:

Acts 8:39

Caught away
Suddenly and miraculously.

WE see in the Greek it means , suddenly,miraculously.

This is an say thing to look up, but it is beyond our ability to understand- being born again, it's faith, how do you explain faith, you can not, you must experience it, and embrace bible truths by faith. We pray to the lord, where is the lord, who are we praying to. This shows it's an act of faith just to pray. It's all faith , the six day creation, divine healing, all faith.


JFB:

Acts 8:39-40

the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip — To deny [as Meyer, Olshausen, Bloomfield] the miraculous nature of Philip’s disappearance, is vain. It stands out on the face of the words, as just a repetition of what we read of the ancient prophets, in 1Ki_18:12; 2Ki_2:16. And the same word (as Bengel remarks) is employed to express a similar idea in 2Co_12:2, 2Co_12:4; 1Th_4:17.


Philip was by the Holy Spirit Caught away, Greek same for our catching away, up at the post trib rapture,same thing. Where Philip was during the water baptism and than caught up, taken away to Aztotus, was not a long way from where he was,but a days journey and in an instant this happened, so why this message.

It is hard enough to believe the lord has our life 100% under his control, fear of job lose, economic collapse, and so much more, If we do not come to place of biblical sound truths, miracles, we will be doing a great disservice to our-self and those around us. Faith, hope, and trust in the lord, his will be done, in the now, we must believe for daily bread, one day at a time. Praying in faith: these type of odd stories should be faith builders and convince us once and f0r all our God can do anything he wants at anytime.

In the bible almost everything we read is a miracle, to dare to believe what the bible says, Jonah, Job, Noah, etc. these are not Childrens Sunday School stories, they are true events, Jesus spoke of them, and so, by faith we accept them as divine truths.

It is hard enough to get many to believe the bible is alive and active, the bible is the very word of God, from Gen to Revelations it is all the very words of our lord that alone takes faith, once you embrace all the bible as true your faith life will be a lot more easier, even if you can not explain it, why?Faith works.