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Dangerous Existence

Jul
09
2013

Isaiah 24:17 presents a very real picture of the dangers of living after major catastrophes in areas where mankind has lived. Cities especially are filled with dangerous traps, sink holes from all the underground passageways and sewer systems. The rubble left behind is a maze of death traps. After a major disaster, the survivors have to get about to find food and shelter, but the process takes their lives, especially when they are lone survivors.

Before the Savior of the World can come with his mighty saints, the world is going to be devastated. The world socialist system is going to destroy much of the world’s production industry, and it is also going to destroy city maintenance and repair systems. The “natural” disasters of the world wide fires and earthquakes will destroy the rest that is left from the world-wide plunder of a world wide government system.

The few that survive the holocaust of this world are going to find life very precarious. There are numbers of things to be alert and aware of, in a time when a person is famished, weak, wounded and in very poor condition. As they emerge from the rubbles that held them, they will be confronted by the remains of a thousand death traps. Areas they enter will be unstable and ready to fall on them in an instant. The ground they walk on could give way at any moment to the chambers below and trap them there.

The verse begins with the terror that overcomes people that still remain alive. They will be very easily spooked and overwhelmed with fear. Anything could spell the end of their lives and they know it. They will be very careful when they move, watching for anything that might be a threat to their safety and survival. Only God will be able to help them, since living on earth has become so dangerous.

An area not mentioned in this verse is the state of animals. They too will be dangerous and in danger.

In this state of precariousness, where life is hanging on by a thread, people will finally be ready to glorify God and beg for his help, the world over. There will be a revival, but only after the world and its systems are completely trashed and destroyed. All hope of mankind being able to wage a war against God must be removed before mankind will turn to Him for help. It is amazing how stubborn mankind is when it comes to that which is right and holy. It is a shame that God has to let things get so terribly bad before He can be accepted for who He is.

Accept God today, and don’t wait to the bitter end when things will get this bad!

Link: Isaiah 24:17 in the Prophecy Guide

God’s Clearing of the Earth

May
08
2013

Isaiah 24:1 talks about how God is going to clear off the earth on His Day! The terms have been translated in the terms of one who loves the world, the buildings, the people, the temples, the immoral artwork, the general glitter and glamour of amusements and entertainments.

But there is a holy and pure view of such things and the way things are today cannot be left with a pure and holy society. They must go! The filth and immorality of mankind have polluted the earth, the ground, the waters, the seas, and the atmosphere. The skies are filled with useless debris that governments and mega-businesses use in all kinds of evil snooping and entertaining.

So, God announces that He is going to empty things out! He is simply going to clear away the detritus and pollution so that there will be a fresh and clean earth on which to build a proper way of life.

The first action word of “laid waste” is actually to empty something out. It is to take the contents of something and dispose of it, or pour it away. It is similar to taking some kind of awful drink and flushing it down the toilet. It is the purging of the earth of everything so that it is fresh and clean and ready for use.

The next action is that of making it “waste” or open. It is the removal of all the clutter that abounds on the earth so that it is open and cleared of junk. It is speaking of the removal of the buildings and contents as well as the huge expanses of buildings and clutter that mankind puts on the earth and covers the land. We make the best of soils useless by covering it up and hiding it under monstrosities. The land needs a complete clearing by God so that mankind can begin to live as He desires in an uncluttered, calm, quiet and holy atmosphere, free of immorality, temptations of every type and endless attempts at programming and brainwashing that goes on all the time in a city.

The next action is to twist the surface and distort it so that it does not have the old landmarks and buried filth of this world. The earth had one huge upheaval in Noah’s day that turned the earth upside down and crushed almost all evidence of the world before the Flood of Noah. God will do this again, removing the foundations that have been dug and uprooting the diggings and underground systems that exist. God will in essence plow up the world and plow under the cities so that they are no longer around to be found.

Then the last action will be to scatter away the people that lived in an area. The worst thing that could be done is to allow a civilization to rebuild. Evil kingdoms of the past have been destroyed for the good of all mankind. Usually their own depravity brings on plagues and a lack of an ability to withstand attacks of all kinds. This leaves them susceptible to destruction, but the ruins entice stupid people to try to rebuild the old gross societies and once again establish that which God destroyed. God will not only turn the land upside down and inside out, but He will drive the few survivors away from the area, so they have to become established in a new areas, without the cohesion and support that mankind tends toward from the times of Cain and then the Tower of Babel.

So it is not so much that God is going to destroy everything, but the words indicate He is going to open things up and clear away the junk that we are surrounded with everywhere! Sure, if you love the filth of this world, you would call it ruined and lost, but if you love God and want the best for mankind, you will call it opened up and cleared away! You will call it fresh and clean. You will call it a new heaven and a new earth!

See the verse and the subjects, words and place in the timeline at Isaiah 24:1 in the Prophecy Guide.

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.

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.

Babies will play with Vipers!

Oct
02
2012

Isaiah 11:8 is a very potent verse about the millennial kingdom under Christ Jesus. Things will be different where people live. There will be two areas where humans are not able to go, because the creatures there are so vile and evil, but in the rest of the world, the wild animals will be tame, or not tolerated.

In this verse, little babies will be safe by a snake hole. The previously venomous snake will actually play with a baby and cause it to giggle and be entertained.

The second part of the couplet says a toddler will swipe his hands over the light shining on a viper and will not be hurt. This is a very powerful statement. During the day, snakes sun themselves, and when something warm intercepts that heat source, they will strike at it to eat it or make it leave. A child will be able to toddle to a snake and cast its shadow on it, and even run its hands on it and not be harmed.

Click to see more in the Prophecy Guide on Isaiah 11:8.

Shepherding Wild and Domestic Animals

Oct
01
2012

Isaiah 11:7 has a very interesting meaning. Bears and Cows with young will be shepherded together. They will spend their time together and raise their young together.

This may be the missing element we have in the dairy herds today. Cows are easily spooked and a whole dairy can loose significant amounts of milk if the cows sense something is wrong.

With sheep, we have goats to keep the sheep calm and happy. But with cows, they don’t have any protector today except the shepherd, who is not usually present in a comforting way.

What if the purpose of the bear was to be able to defend the cows and calves, and so are equipped to do so? Perhaps the bear does not want to be a lonely creature, that reacts violently even to humans and is seen as an absolute threat to the farmer today.

When God changes the climate and atmosphere back to where it supports life better, the bear may not be in such a hungry wild state, that it could be herded with calving cows and serve as their protector, keeping other animals away during this precarious time.

The last phrase is the most telling. The lion will eat the silage that plow oxen eat. Instead of seeking meat, they will eat high protein cattle feed! This means that not only their natures will be changed, but their nutritional needs and digestive system will return to its previous function on handling vegetation.

Sorry farmer! The dream of having lions pulling plows is not part of the picture! But, how about an animal that stands by your plow ox and protects him, keeping him from being picked on by other animals? How about an animal that loves to comb and clean your oxen’s hide? How about an animal that loves the oxen that likes to play with them, and keep them active and happy? Wouldn’t that be a big asset to a farm?

Now offer the same kind of care and concern to the mother cow. Let her hide be licked with the bear’s tongue. Let her ears be scratched with the smaller claws of a friendly bear.  Let the bugs be kept at bay by a bear! Also have a bear to make sure the calf does not stray too far from its mother, and is kept from dangerous areas. What farmer would not mind feeding an extra animal that offers all that to his cows? Fencing would probably not be needed after a while. Vet bills would become a thing almost of the past. Farmers would be able to sleep better at night and spend less time fussing over trivial matters during the day.

So what are we waiting for? If you are waiting for the government to force this to happen, you will never survive as a farmer, because the government simply cannot figure out the problem of predation today. They want to think that the wildest and most dangerous animal is actually a harmless creature forced to be evil. As long and officials live in a dream world, they will never be of benefit. God, however, created all animals and knows their true nature and what the reasons were each was created. He can easily change things back to His plan. All He needs is for those created in His image (mankind) to turn and embrace Him completely. The rest will follow. But just as we cannot remove the wild and dangerous nature from the wild animals, we cannot change the heart of ungodly politicians. Both need to be removed from society for it to prosper in this day and age!

To see more on this verse and how it fits into prophecy: Isaiah 11:7 in the Prophecy Guide.

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

Aug
13
2011

It is with great joy we announce that the editing is now finished on this wonderful piece of music! It took a bit to get the scores set up again, and even longer to get the sound file ready, but it is finally done!

Deborah Macomber handled keying in the score, and had quite a time getting things set up. Clinton handled the editing of the score and refining of several areas and then the merging of the scores. Cheryl and Deborah joined him in helping adjust the sound elements so that the audio and score would reflect how they play it. So after a great bit of behind the scenes toda, we have the piece ready!

So are you ready to hear it? Well there are a few more things to say first!

We have to mention the cover! It is a photo of the gate to the old city of Jerusalem. Inside the cover is an article about the significance of the common sparrow. Both are done in a very professional and beautiful manner.

So are you ready to see and hear it? Well there is more….

The music is incredible and quite difficult. The violinist should not be a beginner nor should the pianist! But the musical arrangement brings out the best of both the violin and the piano, and together make a wonderfully uplifting and sweet sound. This is music at its best! If you have not heard the family play this piece, you have got to give it a try to hear it!

So now are you ready to enjoy it and lift your spirit heavenward? Well, there is more! We need a huge bucket of money! If you could just…. Oh, I forgot, this is a free offer! So much for paying bills! Frankly there is nothing on earth that could pay for such good music and make it a fair trade.

To hear the robot play the music and see the score, use the following link:

His Eye Is on the Sparrow for violin and piano.