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Privileges to Active Commandment Doers

Jan
27
2013

Revelation closes with Revelation 22:14 that makes no exceptions to keeping God’s commands, Christ’s instructions, and New Testament teaching.

A person has to be found actively doing the commands of all Scripture in order to have privileges in the New Jerusalem. These are people that make the teachings and laws of God relevant to today through their careful observance of them, and practices each day. They are people that actively study the instructions to make sure they are following them correctly.

Where does that put the person today that just said the sinner’s prayer, but continues on living how they please, except maybe attending a church service now and then? Where does that put the person that goes to some church that does not teach the commandments of God and holy living?

Frankly the sinner’s prayer or some momentary assent to Christianity carries no meaning. Baptism by immersion is a good start, but even that does not save. It takes a lifestyle I don’t see among those that profess to be Christians and sure of a seat in the theater of heaven. Christians really approach Christianity as a sign on the dotted line membership application, and then don’t think they need to do anything to prove their membership from then on.

The Lord Jesus’ last words to us is to make sure we are obeying all of the Scriptural commands so that we have the privileges of access to the Tree of Living and also be allowed to enter the Gateways to the New Jerusalem. Those that do not make a lifetime proof of their salvation do not have these privileges, and frankly, they don’t have a place in heaven either.

Christianity takes work and there will be clear evidence of the rejection of the immoral, unethical, unholy life of the world. There will also be a clear rejection of the world to those that follow the faith of the Scriptures. Acceptance by the worldly is proof there is no change in the heart and lifestyle. It is also proof there was no salvation.

Automatic Moral Growth

Jan
19
2013

Revelation 22:11 puzzles some people, but it is really very simple in the Greek and other languages. The point is that people are not morally static in their development. A person’s character develops one way or another all the time. We have the ability to shape our souls to either be holy, righteous, honorable, pure, clean, etc. or to shape ourselves more and more in dishonesty, harmfulness, evil, filthiness, morbidness, sadness, etc.

We do not stay at one level and freeze ever! We are always moving toward the image of God-likeness (godliness) or away from God (eternal damnation).

Our souls are always moving, they do not sit still. A person that lies, starts out with little lies, and if let to get away with it as a child, grows to an adult that is a chronic liar and frankly cannot tell the truth. Only God can break such a trend, but it is with much effort that it gets changed. Otherwise the person will grow in impudence to the point he becomes a monster.

This is frankly the major reason God shortened man’s life from the 1000 years He first gave to just a 10th of that. A millennia of developing corruption is simply too much.  The path of our life is set early on in life, and very little changes after that.

Hence the old proverb to train children in the way they should go, and they will be the same when they are older. Training is not easy, and is harder than parents think. Training is a consistent lifestyle day in and day out. It is a disciplined life. An undisciplined child will be even more undisciplined in adulthood. It is just a fact of life.

But there is good news. A person that applies themselves to being holy, when young, will grow in holiness throughout their lives. As they mature, they will be more holy. As they age, they will be even more holy.

So what about the people that were “holy” in adulthood, but are perverse in old age? I would say they were corrupt in adulthood and only had the airs of holiness, but inwardly they were quite sinful. As they aged they lost the ability to hide their true condition, and the real inner person shows. They lived a life of shameful degradation, and not true holiness.

So, in Revelation, the warning is given as to why there is a Heaven and Hell. People increase in the moral condition they choose. A wicked person continues to become more wicked even after death. There is only one place such a soul can go. They cannot be in heaven, because such growth cannot be tolerated. They must be placed in hell, and isolated and uncomfortable so they cannot harm others. They must have their bodies removed, so they cannot harm themselves. They must be suspended forever in torment, to control the development of the prison they have locked themselves into for eternity.

A person that is holy, pure, totally observant to the laws of God and His Word, are those that will grow that way forever. They will continue to devote themselves to the study of Scripture and the carrying out of God’s instructions. They will be useful servants to God for eternity. God thus rewards them for their pure lifestyle and has great benefits for them.

The world’s society is so harmful to holiness, it is amazing God does not strike us all down now. The word used is Unjust for the first horrible condition. This is a person that literally rejects the law of God and goes their own way. Such a person is harmful, hurtful, wrong, and committed to being unholy. The Old Testament as well as the New Testament explain what it means to be clean before God. There is a certain type of clothing and clothing style that will be worn. There are only certain foods that will be eaten and all others prohibited. There are daily devotions and prayer times that will be observed unconditionally. There are all kinds of things to learn to do and be, but they cannot get started, if we are “unjust.”

For a case in point. Women of the world want to dress like men, go where men go, do what men do, and act like men act. They were created to be beautiful and supportive creatures, not calloused, single, man-acting, man-hating beings. Men wear pants, so women insist on purging all dresses and wearing the blue jeans men wear, but as tightly as possible. That is something they can change. Women cannot normally have beards, so they insist that men shave so they have woman like faces. Men are to have short hair, so women cut their hair short so they can be free of their beautiful hair which was to serve as a covering for them. On it goes, and there seems to be no end. The result is a whole bunch of orphans roaming the streets, not being raised by anyone, and so destroyed in mind and body by adulthood, they cannot hold a job to support their lifestyles. They expect society to provide their wants and wishes.

The cycle keeps doing downhill every year as corruption increases. It gets so bad that God has to step in and completely destroy whole cities and regions to halt the evil.

We must make the right choice each day and hour! Not doing so harms our future and ourselves!

The “Wood” of Life

Jan
09
2013

The thoughts come from the study of Revelation 22:2 in the Prophecy Guide.

This one got me thinking all day. The leaf and fruit bearing stake in heaven is commonly called the “Tree of Life.” But the word for “tree” is not used. Instead it is a stake, or piece of wood, generally prepared to be burned. In other words, it is a chopped or cut piece of wood!

Those that try to grapple with this unexpected choice of Greek words usually go to the cross, and try to say that the cross is represented in heaven, but it is alive and bearing fruit and leaves. This may be true, but it is based on human reasoning and not on any specific Scriptures that I could find.

I cannot get away with the comparison to Aaron’s rod that budded. When Moses’ and Aaron’s leadership of Israel was questioned (not a rare thing unfortunately), God decided to give Israel a clear and unmistakable sign that He had divinely appointed them. In short, the cane Moses used, not only blossomed and bore almonds, but it did so overnight. It was a cane that was several years old, and thoroughly dead, but it was fruitful from being in God’s presence.

Next, we are not told there is any soil in the New Jerusalem. Soil is something that is on earth. Trees on earth need soil to grow. However, these trees are in heaven and probably do not need soil, since all the energy they need is present in the air. They also do not need to be rooted down to survive the storms of the earth. Can you imagine having a tree that can be moved very easily? Now that would be something only Heaven could have!

Could it be that John was trying to make sure we got the message that the “Tree of Life” is just a stake that has leaves and fruit? The need of shade is a foreign concept in heaven. We would not need the protective canopy of a large tree to survive the summer days there.

If God was giving us a taste of the benefits of living in New Jerusalem, by showing what happens when a piece of wood is put in God’s presence, then if we needed the fruit of Life or healing leaves of Life for the people on earth we care for, all we have to do is get a piece of wood and collect the fruit and leaves from it.

I cannot wait to see this amazing board in heaven!

New Jerusalem living

Jan
09
2013

Today’s thoughts come from the study of Revelation 22:3 in the Prophecy Guide.

What a place to be! God’s throne will be there and Christ’s throne as well! Those that live there will have ready access to the throne and will also serve as representatives of God, being there enables them to see first hand how God handles things, so they can emulate Him in the areas they work.

There will never be the delivering to destruction in New Jerusalem. If you are there you are “safe” from the curses of anyone. No one will be able to declare you are to be delivered to destruction. It just will not be done!

Next, the slaves of the Lord Jesus will be paid! There will not be any forced service, but service done for the Lord will be rewarded. This puts things into perspective today. Are we willing to serve the Lord without pay, just because we love God will all of our being? Are we willing to follow His plan today, just because we cannot stand living any other way? Such people are bound for the New Jerusalem, where the dedicated to God live, and where, although slaves to God, because of redemption, they are paid slaves! They have an income from the service they perform! Our work for God is a form of worship, so we are paid as if we were priests of God.

If you are not preparing for eternity, please get serious today. Every day we are not given over to learning to serve God here, is another day lost to eternity. Prepare to be a citizen of the New Jerusalem. The benefits far outweigh the discomfort.

Gaza in God’s Eyes

Jan
04
2013

God sets limits on Atrocities, Amos 1:6a

6 Thus said the Lord:
For three transgressions of Gaza,
For four, I will not revoke it:

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Gaza map produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 2005

Gaza is a section of land 25 miles long and between 3.7 to 7.5 miles wide. It has a population of about 1.7 million people. The little section has the 7th highest population growth in the world! The residents were mostly born there, but large numbers falsely claim they are refuges that fled Israel in 1948. The people are Sunni Muslim.

When Israel took the land from the Egypt in 1967, they established 21 settlements in the area and added a lot of important infrastructure to the region.

In 1979 Egypt and Israel signed an agreement, where Egypt agreed to demilitarize the land and Israel would in turn withdraw its military from the area as well. Egypt also renounced all claims to Gaza.

Israel continued to control the area until 1994, and maintained the infrastructure and civil facilities.

In 2000 Gaza began its regular attacks on Israel, firing rockets at Israel, employing and rewarding suicide bombers in Israel, constantly fomenting civil riots, protests and bombings against Israel. Israel has made all kinds of concessions to try to satisfy the Gaza leaders, but nothing has born any fruit. The people ousted their anti-Jewish government fat cat leaders and voted in the most notorious gangster anti-Jewish leaders they could find. The attacks have only stepped up, and the hatred of all Jewish and Christian people has simply become outlandishly evil. Now with the fall of Egypt’s government that tried to abide in some form to the agreements with Israel, there is a completely anti-Jewish Muslim government that has taken Egypt by force. The flow of arms into Gaza from Egypt flows unhindered and unashamed. The rockets used now really get inland in Israel and do more damage.

Israel finally, after letting 1000 rockets hit their cities, had to push back a little and fired back for a couple days, but United States Federal powers went in and forced a cease fire. Of course Israel stopped at the agreed time, and Gaza kept right on shelling Israel for at least another hour, and then claims they won the war, because Israel quit firing first. This is very typical of these not just Godless heathen people, but openly God hating people as they carry out their sworn duty to wage Jihad massacres against all Christians and Jews in the world.

The problem Israel has is it was supposed to fully take over the land of Israel, but never did. They allowed the heathen to remain in Israel and God used the Philistines who originally lived in the area to constantly overpower Israel and control the Israelites. They never were removed as ordered by God. So to this day the land is a staging area for everything and everyone that hates God and His people.

Israel will never rise up and do the job assigned them 4000 years ago. This area is going to remain occupied by Satan’s followers till the Messiah comes back to Jerusalem and brings an end to the Gaza strip forever. Never again will there be people living there that are not part of Israel’s 12 tribes. It will finally be Jewish land without question or challenge.

God notes overstepping power

God monitors the nations, Jeremiah 18:7-10.

7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; 8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. 9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it; 10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.

God has set limits on national powers, Deuteronomy 32:7–8.

7 Remember the days of old,
Consider the years of many generations:
Ask thy father, and he will shew thee;
Thy elders, and they will tell thee.

8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance,
When he separated the sons of Adam,
He set the bounds of the people
According to the number of the children of Israel.

Three violations triggers likely doom

Four violations eliminate pardon

Proper basis for three strikes laws

Gaza will deport a whole region, Amos 1:6b

Because they exiled an entire population,
Which they delivered to Edom.

Gaza already has displaced settlements by lies

The accounts of the many Jewish families that have struggled so very hard against impossible odds and countless Arab threats and actions, being forced from their homes and town to move to start all over again in some other place was heart rending. It did not just happen to one town, but to many in Israel, in the last big concession of towns and land to Gaza.

These people had stood their ground, believing that the land they bought with blood and hard earned cash, was theirs by public document and right as a Jewish person. These people had been driven from what they thought was their homelands to Israel to seek a place to live and to escape the atrocities carried out against them by even the governments, as well as countless Muslims who moved there just to kill Jews. They thought when they reached Israel and purchased land from Arabs, to get a clear and clean title to the land they built upon, as well as permission from the Israeli government that they could finally settle in peace.

No, the United States insisted there would be peace for Israel and all Arab aggressions, rockets, bombs, and other means of destruction and murder would magically cease. Israel must comply or face our wrath as well.

They complied at great cost, and with the whole Arab world looking on in great joy. The families that had done all they could think of to settle and be a peace were being driven out by bulldozers and by their own government, and there was no place to go to accommodate most of the people, because Israel has not been allowed to build more houses, while the Arabs do so illegally constantly and without limit.

Did anything change at all? Yes it did! Things got worse for Israel and have remained far worse. We next voted in an openly Muslim and non-American president and the whole Arab world rejoiced and immediately overthrew all non-Sharia law leaders. The last of the leaders is still apparently holding out, but will soon be gone in Syria. The Muslims have successfully purged their lands of any Christian philosophy or freedom of religion. All must be Muslim to live.

To add to the pain suffered by the displacement of thousands of Jewish people in their own homeland, the Arab attacks have simply increases and they saw success in their endeavors, and reward for their efforts. In spite of American guarantees and promises from the Arabs, the promised peace did not come, nor did any concessions happen on the Arab’s part.

Already Gaza should have lost all credibility in the world and simply lost their chance to govern, proving they cannot be trusted and will not seek to abide in peace with her neighbors. Instead of Gaza suffering as a result, the people have openly declared their independence and the United Nations has fully accepted them as a member, and Israel continues to be called the problem and only an illegal squatter on Arab land.

Gaza will exile all Jewish people in an area

As is clearly proven by the evidence, Gaza will win the political war. They have won the media war, and some might say they already have won the political war. It is only a matter of days before they actively move the Jews out, city by city and take over the land militarily. The amount of weapons they are amassing right now and stockpiling from Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and even the United States is amazing. Much of our weaponry is given to those in Iraq and Afghanistan and it immediately is in Gaza being used!

The accuracy and range of the missiles and rockets being fired into the heart of Israel has forced it to try to strike back and try to stop some of the horrible loss of life and buildings.

Of course, as soon as Israel tried to defend itself, we sent the most wicked in our Federal government over to stop it. As usual, Israel made and agreement and stuck to it. An hour after Gaza had promised to stop firing, they were still firing rockets, but Israel just took it, literally “turning the other cheek.” They had every right to continue, because Gaza did not abide by the cease-fire. Gaza continues to disregard it, but has had huge victory celebrations because they consider their damage to have won the war. They can fire at will now, and Israel has promised to not retaliate again!

Every rocket they fire, even if it does not land anywhere costs the Israeli government $30 million dollars to defend against by the Iron Dome system Israel had to develop. This cost is only for the single rocket replacement, it does not count all the other costs that go into running the system, building the system, and deploying it.

The money for the rockets in Gaza comes from us, and our generous bribes we pay every year to Gaza and all Arab countries to be at peace. Of course, our bribes have never gotten us even a small pittance of what we paid for, but we continue the payments anyway, upping it year after year too!

Gaza will put the exiles in Edom

Gaza will take the Jewish people from their beautiful cities and send them to the unlivable areas of Petra and the desert mountains of Edom.

Israel can actually turn the most desolate places into productive agricultural zones, producing the most highly prized produce in the world. Israel will be able to survive, better than anyone else, but the deportation of the Israelites will not be pleasant or done as a kindness. It will be something brokered for a great price in blood and money.

Messiah will end Gaza’s power, Amos 1:7

7 I will send down fire upon the wall of Gaza,
And it shall devour its fortresses;

Fire will break out on the walls

Fire will consume military units

Gaza will lose military & civil powers

There are two ways to purify a land. One is by flooding, which we see happening to America more and more each year, the other is by fire.

This last week a fire broke out in Massachusetts and killed over a dozen people. Did you look at the source of the fire? It was a brothel of prostitutes. God is taking action in places all across America, but are His people standing up to see they don’t get replaced with bigger places of filth?

Philistines will all die, Amos 1:8

8 And I will wipe out the inhabitants of Ashdod
And the sceptered ruler of Ashkelon;
And I will turn My hand against Ekron,
And the Philistines shall perish to the last man
—said the Lord God.

All in Ashdod will be exterminated

Israel miraculously took Ashdod from the Egyptians in 1948. The city there today was a carefully planned city, built on the unused sands outside the ancient city. Because of the careful planning, residents are not subject to the pollution from the industrial section, and it is very easy to get around Ashdod and into the neighborhoods.

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Google Map of Ashdod

The city today is mostly Jewish and there is a large Orthodox Jewish community there. The city is important to Israel and 60% of the imports and exports are handled through Ashdod’s port.

According to the text, the city will not remain in Israel’s hands. As with anything successful in Israel, the Arabs will not rest till they have it, and of course as soon as they get it, they don’t maintain it, so it will be another dirty town afterwards. The Arabs also will not tolerate the Jewish residents and will sell off the people there to other countries, to make a quick riddance of them, and of course they will kill as many as they possibly can first.

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“Ashdod” by fabrice on virtualtourist.com

By not looking to the Scriptures for guidance, the Nation of Israel is making a mistake building this wonderful city, because all investment will be lost, and it will soon be the place of horrors when the Arabs get it.

Ashkelon’s leaders will die

The Egyptians had a military post in the Arab city in the area then called Majdal. By the time the Israelites moved in there were less than a thousand residents in the area after the Egyptians abandoned it. While the Israelites decided what to do with the town, the population swelled to 2500 Arabs. The Israeli government offered those in the area generous inducements to leave and join their people in Gaza, and most accepted the offers.

By December 1948, Jewish people began to move into the area, and the name returned to its ancient and historical name of Ashkelon in 1953.

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Ashkelon in Google Maps

Of course, the Arabs have objected to the Jewish presence in the area and have tried all kinds of ways to force the Jewish people out, making all kinds of claims and types of warfare. In 2008 the town was being hit by rockets from the Gaza Strip, and over 100 people were killed and much damage done to the city. The town has continued to sustain death and injury by the Arabs and their intent to kill all Jewish people and to have the very beautiful and well organized city for themselves.

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Ashkelon Panoramic View by “I captured” on July 21, 2008 in released for public domain use

This prophecy indicates that the governing rulers of Gaza will set up their headquarters in Ashkelon soon, and God promises that they will be executed for their horrible actions in overstepping their bounds by attacking Israel and Israelites and treating them like animals.

All in Ekron will die

Ekron is a very interesting city. There is a great discussion as to where the original city was located and whether or not the one called that today by archaeologists is really the city. At best the location is a wild guess! However, the pinpointed location is not that important. There is a vibrant Jewish city by that name, if not at the exact location, it is very close to it, and its name today was chosen to carry on the ancient name of the city.

Today it is without doubt Kiryat Ekron. In 1948, the Arabs that were living in the town disbanded and abandoned the town. It was then settled by Bulgarian and Yemenite Jewish refugees expelled from those countries. The area has been an agricultural area of citrus and banana groves. It is the largest commercial center in Israel today.

All “Palestinians” will die

The Arabs that are swelling the areas around and in Israel are all there to stop Jewish presence and expansion. They are all declared and open enemies of Israel and all Jewish people everywhere.

God promised Israel the whole territory, not just the little sliver of land they have carved out to live inside. He has given it for all Israelites to live around His Holy Temple. Today the Jewish people are fighting to keep their land, and they keep giving away their cities to the Arabs as fast as they can build them and make them desirable places to live. The Arabs on the other hand, refuse to take care of anything they get, and soon have the cities in shambles.

The Scriptures of Amos and the other prophets suggest that one day soon we will see some really horrible massacres and land grabs by the Arabs that will be successful. We currently have a Federal Government that is very much Muslim and in sympathy with those who wish to see all Jewish people brutally massacred and all Americans to suffer the same fate. They are being allowed to move into our communities of America and continue their vendettas against us here in our homeland. They have already destroyed several important buildings and killed many people among us.

God has declared that there is a death penalty that is required by all those who join the Arabs and continue their cause and implement their philosophy of death.

We are here to stop this whole abandonment of God in America, and we must not only pray fervently for our country, we need to do whatever is possible within the confines of God’s Word and the law to confront the takeover of America by the forces of darkness and evil. Going overseas to hand deliver to the Muslims everything we can occupy is not the solution. We should be setting boundaries for the Muslims instead and cutting off our billions of foreign bribe money to them every year.

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Google Map showing the north end of the Gaza Strip and the Cities that will be part of it soon.

Syria in God’s Eyes

Jan
04
2013

The Messiah Will Return, Amos 1:1-2

The words of Amos, a sheep breeder from Tekoa, who prophesied concerning Israel in the reigns of Kings Uzziah of Judah and Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

2 He proclaimed:
The Lord roars from Zion,
Shouts aloud from Jerusalem;
And the pastures of the shepherds shall languish,
And the summit of Carmel shall wither.

Amos was a sheep breeder

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Tekoa today, just south of Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Amos lived during Uzziah’s reign

Uzziah was also called Azariah, which means, “God has helped.” Uzziah, his throne name, means, “my strength is in God.” His father was assassinated in Lachish from a conspiracy that arose from his apostasy. Uzziah, at just 16 years of age became the king of Judah, around 792 B.C. He was energetic, well organized, and diversified in ability. God blessed him in all his doings, because he did what was right in God’s eyes. He did have a problem, because he never went after the removal of the heathen places of worship.

He drafted an army of over 300,000 soldiers that were distinguished as men of valor. His army was not only well outfitted with armor and weapons; they also had machines of war. He became famous because of his military accomplishments and because of God’s help.

His downfall came when he went to offer incense into the Temple of God. Eighty priests stood up to him and confronted him, and when Uzziah became angry, he was struck with leprosy, and he was placed in isolation.

Amos lived during Jeroboam’s reign

There were two Jeroboams that reigned, and the first led the split of Israel from Solomon’s son. The second Jeroboam is the one referred to here. He is the 14th king of Israel. He reigned for 41 years, but was an evil king, much like the one he was named after. The nation was very wealthy and the capital city of Samara was filled with heathen “culture” and practices. The wealthy forced the poorer land owners to live in cities, and there was great oppression against “lesser” people by the wealthy and powerful.

Messiah will roar from Jerusalem

The message Amos was told to tell the two kingdoms of Israel is that God was going to come to Jerusalem and roar like a lion! His roar was going to mean that the status quo was going to end. Oppression, selfish greed of officials, corrupt politicians and judges, the whole system was going to be stopped dead.

No longer was a blessed king going to march into the Temple to act as a High Priest. No longer will armies and warfare be used. No longer will citizens have to foot the bill of goods, services and blood for a country’s elite. God was going to take all power back, and He is going to end corruption forever.

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Six Young Male Lions by Danile Dolpire (Solent News via Rex)

Forests and meadows will wither

Of course, Amos’ big concern was animal care! Even the pastures will be withered up at God’s roar. God is going to stop the current system of weeds and briars and regenerate the pasture lands with fresh and rich pasturage.

But before that, everything must stop!

Syria Will Commit Unpardonable Atrocities, Amos 1:3

3 Thus said the Lord:
For three transgressions of Damascus,
For four, I will not revoke it:
Because they threshed Gilead
With threshing boards of iron.

Syria is just a country the size of North Dakota. It is a source of the natural resources of oil, phosphates, chrome, manganese, asphalt, iron, salt, marble, and gypsum. There are over 18 million people living in Syria and middle age is 20 years old. Since 1963 the country has had a military government. The country serves as a transit point for opiates and illegal drugs.

There are seven things God declares are an abomination to Him. Syria can be summed up as place where people live that do all seven! Proverbs 6:16-19:

16 Six things the Lord hates;
Seven are an abomination to Him:

17 A haughty bearing,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,

18 A mind that hatches evil plots,
Feet quick to run to evil,

19 A false witness testifying lies,
And one who incites brothers to quarrel.[1]

God notes Syria’s violations of rights

God has set bounds for each nation and people. Each violation is noted by God. It does not matter that the people are ignorant of His ways; God freely offers to guide them into the truth if they want to learn it.

Syria has committed many violent acts against God’s land and people throughout its people. Starting from the time of Jacob, when Laban the Syrian wanted to kill Jacob and take his possessions for himself. God intervened because Jacob was following divine instructions to leave Syria. Jacob was also in an impossible situation with Laban being a very controlling and devious leader. Jacob’s only chance was to flee and get out of Laban’s jurisdiction. Ever since that day, the Syrians have tried to destroy their cousins in Israel.

When Syria oversteps their boundaries and trespasses on the land of Israel, God notes it. Syria has overstepped its bounds working in Lebanon for many years, funneling money and supplies from Iran to their army stationed in Lebanon. From Lebanon the Syrian soldiers attack Israel on a daily basis. Right now the French are there to monitor the situation, but France is a Muslim controlled country, and very much in support of Syria’s Muslim actions against Israel.

This week there were several screaming headlines about the Syrians firing missiles at Israel and about Israel having to strike a Syrian military vehicle that entered the security zone between the two countries. Even though Syria is mired in a bloody civil war where thousands are dying, they still have the determination to attack Israel at the same time, and in fact hope to heal their country by getting all factions united on the one thing they agree on, attacking Israel! The hope is that instead of using all the weapons on each other they will unite their firepower and strike Israel again.

God will not revoke His Holy justice

God cannot turn a blind eye to the horrific atrocities built into the Syrian mind. They are bent on killing each other and most especially anyone who is Jewish. This kind of people cannot be reformed. No one can change their heart and murderous bent.

Syria will pulverize those of Gilead

Syria is going to mow down the Jewish people living in the Golan Heights with threshers. These machines are huge today, and they go through cutting grain stalks and beating it till it separates into straw and grain. I doubt the separation parts will be functional on these Syrian threshers, but the pulverizing will work quite well on humans. It is a frightening thing to be standing in front of an oncoming thresher today!

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Diagram of a Modern Thresher[i]

But some would say we do not have such things happening today! We have the United Nations which was put in place to end all such holocausts and mass genocides. The fact is, since the beginning of the United Nations, holocausts against whole races of people have stepped up and been kept going like never before! People are under harsh dictatorships like never before in history! The dictators today make the ancient kings look soft and mild in comparison.

For example, who can forget Tiananmen Square when on Jun 4, 1989, when the Chinese Army simply mowed down the protesters with tanks, crushing thousands of people as if they were trash? No one knows how many actually died, because the Chinese government blocked all press and documentation of the event, claiming they never fired on the people. However, there are photographs and documentation of the Chinese Army firing on citizens starting outside Beijing, and leaving a path of death and destruction as they fought their way to the Square, then crushed and murdered everyone present. Sadly, it is the Arab press that has the horrific photos, and they like to keep showing them! It is interesting that they seem to want to learn from it how bring massive death to Jewish people.

Lately the news leaking out of the closed country of Syria is that there are hundreds being massacred every day there for protesting the king and his policies. If an army has no qualms with mowing down thousands of their own people each month, what would they do to the people they are taught to hate with a vengeance from birth? Are they just practicing efficient techniques so they can do what they really want to do, that of whole-sale massacre of Jews in a whole region? God says they are just warming up today. They are planning a Holocaust of Jews and Christians of their own.

The bloodshed among the Arab countries goes on all the time. It is estimated that 175,000 were killed in the little country of Lebanon from the 1970’s to 1990. The bloodshed in Syria is even harder to guess in recent years.

But has Syria ever done this? Have they ever run threshing equipment over the Israelites? They have and it is in their blood as something they like, so they will do it again soon.

II Kings 13:7: Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.[2]

Messiah Will End Syrian Power, Amos 1:4

4 I will send down fire upon the palace of Hazael,
And it shall devour the fortresses of Ben-hadad.

Citadels & Army basses will burn down

God will send fire against all the military bases of Syria! They are all going to be eliminated and all their weapons, ridding them from the face of the earth. This would include the vast amount of equipment that Sadam Hussein moved into Syria before our military takeover of Iraq.

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A map of known military bases in Syria

Syria’s military and government will be annihilated

Syrians Will Be Exiled, Amos 1:5

5 I will break the gate bars of Damascus,
And wipe out the inhabitants from the Vale of Aven
And the sceptered ruler of Beth-eden;
And the people of Aram shall be exiled to Kir
—said the Lord.

Syrian security areas will be broken up

Literally, all the dead bolts in Syria will be broken open! There will not be any locks that are not broken in Syria, every secured place will be opened and cleared. There will not be any weapon stores or chemical weapon stores, or even any hidden valuables. Everything will be revealed and publically assessable.

Aven’s citizens will die

Those who dwell in the Valley of Aven will be cut away from humanity; they will die.

Officials will die

The royal families will be executed. They will no longer plaque the land or be available to reinstall as leaders ever again.

Remaining Aramaic People will be assigned

There has been much discussion about the place they are exiled to, but there is a real possibility it is a type of work, not a place. They will become the tar workers for the Millennial Kingdom. Most of the current infrastructure of the world today will be broken up and destroyed. There will be some great building, and first and foremost will be the building of Zion, a word Arabs hate. The new Temple will be raised; the camping facilities to house the world population three times a year will be put in place. Flat, straight roads will be made from all areas on earth for quick and easy passage to Zion. There will be a need of tar and asphalt as glue and binder, as it has always been needed. Those left in Syria will be the tar workers of the new Kingdom, and frankly will be glad of the chance to live and serve God. Instead of fighting Israel and all Jews as a matter of life, those few left will be servants of Israel, much as the Gibeonites were servants in the days of Joshua.

Concluding Thoughts

1. The Almighty Son of God, Messiah, is going to return soon, but when He comes, He will not be a lamb, and no one will be able to harm Him in any way. As Christians we must spread the word of His imminent return and live ready to be raptured at any moment.

2. God’s roar is a signal to His people that help has arrived; and to everyone else, it is the end of all the things they love and hold dear, if they can survive the decimation of many things. As Christians we must learn to love what God loves and hate what God hates. What we see today is only temporary. Forming attachments to them is sin and it keeps us from obeying and following our Savior.

3. Nothing today will be worth saving. Even pasturage has to wither completely away and become sterile. As Christians, understanding the laws of cleanliness in God’s eyes is the only way to understand God’s attitude toward the world’s crooked and perverse ways.

4. God will not let mankind determine their own laws and governments ever again. As Christians we have to hold the line on what is right according to God and the law of the land. Letting organizations tell us what we should do is not following God. God’s Word sets the standards and unless we learn what it says and how things should be, we will always accept what we feel is expedient or a good compromise. God never accepts compromise for what is right and as His representatives, neither can we.

5. Syria in particular will completely be cleared of all government officials and the cities will be slaughtered. Supporting them in any way is wrong and makes us party to the evil conducted in that country every day. Joining with the wild Muslim takeover of the country is also wrong. As Christians we must pray for the Christians in the country whose lives are always in jeopardy as well as for the Jews who are there, that they may be saved and come to the light of the Gospel.

6. Syria is going to attack the Golan of Israel and pulverize any Jewish people and Jewish evidence of existence. Jewish people there now would do well to flee the area in obedience to God’s Word, and Israel’s only chance of existence is to secure the area and keep all settlements out of it as a military buffer area between the two countries. This takeover may happen a couple more times.

7. Syrian people can be spared and their hope for survival is by getting out of their corrupt country before God comes in anger to them. Many live in Brazil today and there is a large population in the United States today. Those who have left may have left due to the persecution so many groups receive in their homeland. These pilgrims may be ready to hear and follow the truth. Reaching them with the Gospel is important, and frankly their only hope of survival both today and in the future.


[1] Jewish Publication Society, Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1985), Pr 6:16–19.

[2] The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 2 Ki 13:7.


[i] Rice Knowledge Bank, www.knoledgebank.irri.org, page: “Combine components” visited Nov 10, 2012.

Drinking Nazir and Silent Preachers!

Dec
14
2012

God chose out the most elite among the young mature men of Israel to be nazir and prophets. Nazir were those who made a vow to God and could not let anything get in the way of fulfilling their vow, not even stopping for a fruit drink, or cutting their hair. They were to be steadfast in reaching their goal and then returning to the Temple to be purified and released from the vow.

Paul became nazir to obey God and go to Jerusalem again, probably for a feast day. Even though he was an apostle to the Gentiles, and hundreds of miles away, he made a vow to return and make a required feast. Others served God in this way, always seeking to obey God and vowing to perform His duty in some fashion.

Prophets, or better known today as Preachers, were also sent by God with a message to Israel, and told to make sure the Israelites heard. Often the best way to do that was to get up at one of the great feasts and repeat the message to the crowds that gathered at the Temple to sacrifice and listen to speeches.

The normal Jewish reaction was to make those that were nazir drink some kind of fruit drink, knowing that such violated their vow to God. In other words, they did not consider such zealous obedience to God as deserving respect. They belittled it and forcibly sought to undo the vow by disqualifying the person under obligation by a vow given by God.

Regarding the prophets, they would command they not speak for God, and that they just be quiet. Those that persisted were executed. Often God’s spokesman was just one against a thousand that spoke what people wanted to hear, and completely opposite what God wanted said.

God is going to put Israel through another holocaust because they refuse to follow His Word or His spokesmen. They completely reject His Son, Jesus, the Messiah.

The problem is, God focuses on Israel and their problems, and the reason He will continue to pummel them till they get things right. Where does that put the Gentiles? If God is really angry at what the Jewish people do to the men of God, what will He do with the Gentiles that are even worse when it comes to holy people?

The holy men of God today are either without work, in prison, or dead. They are not allowed to speak openly about the things God says. America was the last place on earth where Baptists fought to have a right to speak openly about God’s word, have the children of America taught God’s word and prayer and to freely worship God without restrictions. These hard fought for measures have been cancelled in the United States so that it can be like all other nations, the majority of which kill Christians in mass killings after using them as slaves of the state to perform inhuman work in deadly conditions.

Meanwhile, clowns and entertainers have taken over the function of holy men, saying only things that fill the coffers of self-serving luxury and immoral depravity. They have taken the holy atmosphere of solemn worship and hymn singing done in the homes of the devout and built huge warehouses for the seduction of humanity, and the extracting of wealth from even those that have nothing. They make promises that never are fulfilled and become apt at lulling a nation into a stupor as it falls into disaster and under God’s curse.

Which crowd do you support and identify with today? Is it the broad way to your own eternal destruction and punishment or the one that is only for the persecuted but heavenly focused individual?

These thoughts come from Amos 2:12

Elite Young Male Preachers

Dec
13
2012

Again, we have the wording that points to the prophets (preachers) and nazarite (holy men) of Israel that God appointed as being the best there could be chosen. They were the elite, mature, well-rounded young men of Israel that where chosen to be spokesmen for God.

Why is it that every Gentile idiot and worthless bastard thinks they are God’s spokesmen today? Even women and children think they can speak for God. The fact is that only the very elite and respectable can be God’s chosen men for the job and it takes very little to become disqualified. One wayward child in the family and the pastor is sidelined. One misstep in reputation (whether earned or not) means automatic dismissal. God’s man has to be completely above reproach in all areas of his life at all times.

Ahab and Jezebel liked to pick the worthless vagrants to be priests for Baal, because they make great “spiritual” men. People like them, they have access to everything they want that is evil and it is all condoned as being “spiritual.”

Frankly such people as leaders makes a mockery of God and holy living. People love the drunkard as a leader because they are clowns and permit any kind of evil vice thinkable. But!!! God never chose them nor are they of the elite among young mature males.

What makes the situation even worse is these scoundrels are the ones that have honored positions in the seminaries that train the worthless among society to be church leaders! When was the last time you met a truly holy person who worked as a professor of theology, Bible, pastoral ministries, counseling, or anything else? Get to know them and they are the most worldly among men. Follow their lifestyle when away from home and one would wonder how such a person (women are wrongfully honored there too) could claim to be a Christian, let alone a spiritual leader.

It seems every vicious murder in prison believes they are called to be evangelists and pastors simply because they were not executed for their crimes! If they get out, they often become well-honored in religious circles! So very sad.

If we allow the church to get away with having known criminals, pedophiles, pornographers, alcohol users, and immoral and even female leaders, how do we expect to have anything less as politicians? People want entertainers and not holy people who confront their tastes for evil. They choose churches based on how they feel when there, and they choose officials based on how the candidate makes them feel. Stores are chosen, not because of quality, but because of quantity and glitz.

Take a look at the Prophecy Guide to see what God says about how His representatives are chosen: Amos 2:11 in the Prophecy Guide.

Fathers and Sons Walk with the Same Woman

Nov
29
2012

God states absolutely that God is going to destroy Israel because both father and son travel or walk with the same woman.

Now those that reject the simple plain meaning immediately figure this is adultery. But it does not say that, and it could have.

In Gentile culture, the clear lines of separation are usually ignored between men and women. In both the Old and New Testament men and women are to remain separate. They are never to even see a relative partially naked. Righteous Noah got drunk on the grape juice after the flood and was not properly clothed, so his sons covered him, but took care not to see his nakedness. One did not take pains to not see Noah and he and his family were cursed.

Paul makes no apologies about openly ordering men not to touch any women. He also makes it clear they were not to steal attention by asking questions or giving answers in a church service. They were to be silent and only talk to their husband in private later about questions or opinions.

Early churches even as late as those in this country, would carefully separate men and women during times of worship or fellowship. Some went so far as to bury their dead in separate four different areas: male adults, female adults, male children, female children. 

Mixing men and women even among children is a huge mistake and in total flagrant opposition to God and His Word. Every excuse made to distort the wording of Scripture or simply ignoring the Bible does not hold up to God and how He will judge our actions.

Many a marriage has come to ruin because of a woman who worked with a man, or a man who worked with a woman. They violated the touching and separation laws of God and brought horrible sin and its penalties on not only themselves but all related to them. The children of this day are the product of these horribly wrong acts of fornication and adultery. and it is no wonder they despise and openly defy all moral stands.

Men, why are you walking the hall with some woman? Women, why are you looking to attract the attention of men? The only means you have of crossing the lines of separation is through marriage, but marriages are to be arranged by parents or uncles, and not by the individuals who frankly cannot make wise choices in this area.

If you do not have parents who can arrange a good marriage for you, or you cannot stand what they decide, then don’t get married. You are only propagating evil in this world instead of stopping it with your own life. God notes this and holds us to His high and holy standard, and as it says, most will find they never accepted Christ as Lord and Master, and it is proven by the sinful deeds they persisted in doing. Ignorance is no excuse for disobedience to God. Everyone of us has a chance to learn the truth by reading the Holy Scriptures and asking God to use the Holy Spirit to guide us.

To see the verse that inspired a very different commentary, see Amos 2:7 in the prophecy guide. Amos has some strong words to say to the different countries we hear about today and why they will be completely destroyed, and even all their citizens.

Naughty Syria

Oct
19
2012

The land of Syria is a strange land. Abraham and the Israelites came from family that settled there once they left the Fertile Crescent. Isaac & Jacob’s brides’ came from family there. But as with any power, the land was hostile toward Israel during its existence, and things have not changed today. The only way Israel was kept from continually battling Syria, was when Syria was subjugated by outside power.

Syria has made incursions into Israel three times so far, crossing the boundaries God set for them and Israel, in pure violation of God’s law. This led to the breaking down of Syria until recent history.

There is no secret about the fact that Syria today is filled with the utmost hate toward Israel and the Jewish people. It wants Israel destroyed and finds rare Arab connections by joining in the fight to destroy Israel. It hosts Iran’s soldiers and helps fund them in the constant attacks on Israel property.

So far, Syria has not made much headway, and in fact has lost property in their endeavors. Israel knows that any day now, there will be a major attack from Syria and a drive to reduce Israel’s already precariously small borders.

Of course, Syria has no need of Israel’s land, nor does Israel pose any threat to Syria’s existence. If anything, Israel is a great aide because it causes a distraction for the many warring factions in Syria, so that the kings can live royally.

But, Amos 1:3 warns that Syria is going to come with bull dozers and completely scar and destroy all the land of Gilead. Any Israeli towns and villages will be destroyed and they will not have any concern about preserving the life of any Jewish people in their attack.

In other words, Syria’s plans to destroy Israel and take the northern part of the land of Jordan will be carried out. God will note it and when He comes in His Ultimate and Full Rage, God will first roar against Damascus and then destroy the nation and people.

So, although Syria poses a very real and immediate danger to Israel, and will at least partially accomplish its plans against Israel, God will have the final say, and Syria will have no standing before God. The people are corrupt and hate God to such a point there is nothing to redeem or salvage from this heathen land. And the story ends very well, at last Israel will be freed from one more outrageous neighbor, with which there can be no peace, as long as they exist.

So while Syria may think they are winning, they will loose everything in the end and very rightfully so.

Take a look at the future of Syria! God wants His followers to know the facts and how the story will end, so they can remain faithful then things look to be going horribly wrong!

See Amos 1:3 in the Prophecy Guide.