Pastor JD Farag Gives Weekly Prophecy
In the NT Acts 2:1-4 the Lord God, on the Day of Pentecost [50th day after the Lord Jesus' arose from death] He transferred authority to be His "witness" on the earth among mankind [it is our mandate] from apostate Israel to His espoused bride [Church]. The OT prophecy of Joel 2:28-29 was given to Israel, and began to be fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost [NT Acts 2:1] with the salvation of 3,000 souls [Acts 2:41].
After what shall be fulfilled or after when?**
"The last days" could be used as a synonym for the Dispensation of Grace. So the "afterward" in Joel 2:28-29 literally means that the entire nation and people of Israel will experience the outpouring of the Holy Spirit after this present dispensation is over when the Church is removed from this earth in what’s called the ‘rapture.’ I believe we are living in "the last days" right now!
This year, according to or current calendars, on May 20, 2018, is the anniversary of ‘Pentecost’ [50 days after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus].  I do not dogmatically claim that the Lord Jesus is going to return this Pentecost; as the Lord Jesus may come on some other day, but the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit tells me that He is coming SOON.
When the Lord Jesus does come, will He find you saved and ready, or will you be one of those left behind? If it's the latter, repent and turn to Him today.
Joy Unspeakable Full of Glory!
"Ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise, honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory."
5-2-18, * -- Many people arrange their entire lives around trying to be happy. Society tells us that if we’re happy, we’ll be healthier and may even live longer. Sounds great! Happiness by itself is certainly not a bad thing. However, relying on it to make ourselves - day after day - feel better isn't only missing the mark, it’s dangerous for our souls. Why? Happiness is only triggered by the external forces of people, places, things, possessions or events; it’s temporary. It cannot be relied on to get us through our most difficult days.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
Consider King David, one of the greatest leaders of ancient Israel, although he was a man of significant transgression; he sang praises to the Lord (Psalm 65:4). He had joy knowing he had repented and was forgiven. No matter what we've done, God welcomes us into His presence; He changes us as we are born again (John 3:3,7). He makes us more aware of the plans (Jeremiah 29:11) He has for us and brings abundant joy.
The essence of God's character resides deep with our spirit; it's true joy and the result of God’s endless mercy and grace. When we, through faith, fully comprehend our eternal destination and that the problems of this earthly life are only temporary ... it's joyful! When we pursue God and spend quality time with Him, we experience joy in His presence. And no matter what the circumstances, this pure joy is freely available to anyone.
Have you mistaken happiness for joy?
Tassels of Remembrance
The Lord said to Moses: "Speak unto the children of Israel that they shall make fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations a ribband of blue: it shall be a fringe, that ye shall remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them. That ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: That ye may remember, do all My commandments, and be holy unto your God."
5-16-18, * -- In ancient days, tassels adorned the garments of nobles and people of high cultural standing. Those who were wealthy flaunted their abundance. However, this was not to be so with God’s people. They were to be “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:6), a peculiar people set apart. In dress, diet and in conduct, they were called to a posture of worship - not pride. In their clothing they were provided a different adornment, a blue corded tassel. This was to be a constant reminder of the righteous commandments of the Lord and to obey them.
Like God’s people before us, we're reminded not to follow after our own hearts and eyes. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25)
Might we not consider our own appearance, but remember when Jesus’ garments were – in faith only - touched by an ill woman. When – on a crowded street - she touched His garments - He knew it! (Matthew 9:21).
As God brings His commands to our remembrance, we must joyfully realize that - if we obey - they are ultimately for our well being.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message here
King of Turkey Urges Islamic Nations to “Unite against Israel”
Turkey Calls for Islamic Nations to Unite Against Israel!
5-16-18, Turkish Prime Minster Binali Yildirim this week called on Islamic nationst o unite as one against Israel during a speech to his ruling party in parliament. Turkey had already this week recalled its ambassadors in the U.S. and Israel in wake of the Embassy inauguration and subsequent protests, and it also expelled Israel’s ambassador from Turkey. Now Turkey seeks an even greater response with a collaborative effort from Islamic nations.In a speech in London on May 13, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also condemned the U.S before his announcement regarding the recall of Turkey's ambassadors. He stated that the U.S. had lost its role as mediator in the Middle East because of the Embassy move. In a speech broadcast on Turkish state television Erdogan also had fierce words for Israel; claiming being a “terrorist” entity that carried out a “genocide” in killing Palestinians during the May border protest clash. He said: “What Israel has done is genocide. I condemn this humanitarian drama, the genocide, from whichever side it comes, Israel or America.”
Erdogan says Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim nations should ...
Iran Reprimands Arab, Muslim Countries for Silence Towards ...Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has censured certain Arab and Muslim countries ... Israel was created after a deadly war.
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”
5-12-18, Henry Morris III -- Although 2 Timothy 2:2 has been claimed by many as a model for their ministry, the Bible warns, “Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” (Proverbs 20:6).
Faithful men must be alert and aware of God’s master plan (Matthew 28:19-20), understand the reason for God’s “longsuffering” (2 Peter 3:8-10) and expect and work toward Christ’s return (Matthew 24:42-26).
Such men must be industrious and committed, conscious of the ultimate spiritual evaluation (Matthew 25:14-23), and concerned with even the “least” of the biblical instructions (Matthew 5:19). They must also be faithful stewards (managers) of the mysteries of God (1 Corinthians 4:2) and of the manifold grace (gifts) that the Holy Spirit distributed among His churches (1 Peter 4:10).
Finally, faithful men must be able to teach others. Such capability is an obvious requirement of those who would take leadership roles in the churches (Titus 1:7-9), but the gift of teaching is noted among all of the biblical listings, implying that the need for such “faithful men” is widespread. However, the capacity to teach others, while a wonderful ability, must be exercised with gravity and carefulness (James 3:1). Source
This Same Jesus
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
1-9-2008, Henry Morris PhD -- When the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, then later ascended into heaven, His body was immortal, no longer subject to death—yet it was a physical body, capable of being seen and heard and touched, even capable of eating with His disciples. He was clearly recognizable, yet could quickly ascend from Earth to heaven and could pass through a solid wall. As He ascended, two angelic messengers said, “This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). He was immeasurably different after His resurrection, yet Peter could also proclaim “that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36).
Furthermore, even when He returns and assumes the eternal throne of the universe, He will still be the same. “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: . . . they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail” (Hebrews 1:8, 12).
This was the same Jesus whom John the Baptist identified at the beginning of His earthly ministry. “He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost” (John 1:33).
In fact, before His baptism, and even before His incarnation, He was the same. “In the beginning was the Word . . . The same was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1-2). This same Jesus who lived among men, identified by John the Baptist as the Son of God, and who died on the cross, is the eternal Word by whom all things were made, as well as the resurrected Savior and coming King. Jesus Christ is truly “the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Source
Matthew 24 the Lord Jesus Set Forth Progression; He Told Us to Watch!
“Of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only. V42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."
5-14-18, Francis Riley* -- The Lord Jesus instructed His followers to watch the "signs” for His return.  In the past there have been times when the "signs" appeared to me indicating the Lord's coming at any minute; so I have made mistakes. I freely admit and confess this [Me too - Ed.] Unfortunately many have used Matthew 24:36 to condemn me. Examining this scripture we see the Lord was speaking in the present tense. At the time He spoke these words, no man knew the day nor the hour of His return. However, He did not say that the day of His coming again could never be known. The Lord described it "as in the days of Noah & Lot," (Luke 17:26-28) and the timing would be like a repetition of those days and currently we are.
The Lord Jesus also made a very important and revealing statement, "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come," . What happened to the day in this Scripture, which was mentioned in Matthew 24:36? Is it possible that with the passing of time, "the day" will have been revealed, [Dan 12:7-9 vs Rev 10:6; 22:10] but not "the hour" of the day? Is that possible?
Then in Matthew 24:43 the Lord said, "But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up."
According to Jewish scholars and tradition, the great prophet Enoch, was born on the Day of Pentecost (Gen 5:18). He "walked with God" (Gen 5:22) and after 365 years, Enoch was raptured to God and to glory (Gen 5:23-24). Jewish scholars also claim that Enoch was raptured to glory on the Day of Pentecost.
It appears to me that the day of the Lord's coming, which the Lord mentioned in Matthew 24:36 has been revealed. However, we still do not know the hour of the watch of our Lord’s coming.
As I write today, May 14, 2018 it is the 70th anniversary of the existence of the restored Jewish nation of Israel and we see all of the "signs" that this may be the 'generation' to see His return . He has graciously given us signs to ‘watch’  that are pointing to His very imminent return.
As recorded in Leviticus 23:14-16, this year the Day of Pentecost should occur on May 20, 2018 or, because of calendar errors, May 27, 2018. Either day indicates that the resurrection and rapture may occur this month. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Do you know the Savior, Jesus Christ?
2 Corinthians 6:2
 [Matthew 24:42, 25:13, Mark 13:32-33,37; Luke 12:37, 21:36; 1 Thess 5:1-6
 The generation will not pass away that sees Israel become a nation before we would see the Second Coming of Christ (Matthew 24:4-34). More here
Signs in the Heavens: Sun, Moon & Stars
Jesus said: "I will pour out My Spirit in those days and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, fire and clouds of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord."
5-13-18, In 2016 Steve Cioccolanti did an excellent report on five eclipses of sun and moon. Following the fifth eclipse he described that there were many more; the events following are very interesting.
[Joel 2:10; Ezekiel 32:7; Mark 13:24; Acts 2:20]
Many historical and amazing events are now taking place in 2018 just a few follow:
- USA proclaiming Jerusalem the Jewish nation of Israel's official capitol. And
- On Israel's 70th rebirth anniversary, the US opening it's embassy in Jerusalem.
- Iran attacking Israel from Syria with Russia's green light.
Jesus spoke of the 'sign of Jonas' (Matthew 13:38-42); clearly the 'signs' of the blood moons must be a factor; what am I missing?
The one hour video here:
- Great American Eclipse: August 21, 2017
- Super Blue Blood Eclipse Moon: Jan 31, 2018
- Texas USA: Hurricane Harvey Just Days After Great Eclipse - ECLIPSE that occurred just 3 days ago on 8/21/17. Many wondered whether there will be an additional participants in God's 'heavenly signs' like tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean? Looks like YES.
- Solar Eclipse' of August 2017 Began in Salem Oregon Ending in Salem South Carolina It Crossed Over Seven 'Salems' And In Seven Years Will Make an 'X' With Another Eclipse Over Salem Kentucky ~ Coincidence? ~ Jerusalem of the Holy Bible Was First Called ...
The Jewish State of Israel Lives On!
The Lord God said:
"Unto the house of Israel, 'Seek ye Me, and ye shall live'."
4-12-18, * -- Annually a siren sounds throughout the land of Israel reminding citizens to remember the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust committed by Nazi Germany during WWII. The Holocaust Remembrance Day was first observed in 1949; it's a legacy, so "no one will forget" the brutal attempt by Adolf Hitler to annihilate the Jewish people.
Although suffering much persecution and attacks of it's Arab/Muslim neighbors, the nation has been blessed. Currently Israel is home to six million Jews and, in 2017, the travel destination of a record 3.6 million tourists. The tiny Jewish nation is among the most technologically advanced economies in the world.
However, worldwide many people know nothing of WW2 and the slaughter of the Jewish people. Currently antisemitism is increasing especially in France and Germany. Also on several American campuses where it's been seen at San Francisco State University, University of Minnesota, Portland Community College, University of Wisconsin, and several others.
Yet, the Jewish people live on and the nation thrives.
Even Our Loving and Almighty God
Runs Out of Patience
Apparently There Is No Second Chance
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; God hath shewed it unto them ... the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power so that they are without excuse. When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, changing the glory of the incorruptible God to an image made like to corruptible man. Therefore, God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts.
5-11-18, There is a controversy in the Christian Church about whether or not there will be a seven year tribulation when those non-believing people will be given a second chance after all born again Christians have been removed from the earth in what we call the 'rapture.' Is it a fact - or just speculation - as the scripture may be incorrectly manipulated?
Considering that so many verses of God's word speaks of His wrath - like Sodom and Gomorrah [Gen 19:5, 24; Jude 1:7] - no second chance. The angels didn't tell the people beating on Lot's door to repent and be saved - fire and brimstone came down after Lot's family was evacuated. And with Noah - for 120 years the wicked were warned, but only 8 people were saved. When the rains came, God shut the door to the ark - no second chance. [Genesis 7:16]
The end times is described 'as it was in the days of Lot and Noah' [Luke 17:26- 28]. After years of hearing of the Lord Jesus - people still refuse to repent; refusing salvation turning to the Savior Jesus Christ ... they blaspheme His holy name, mock and scorn the Gospel. Consequently when there is no repentance or change ... even God has a limit on forgiveness.
In Romans 1:18-32, the apostle Paul warned us what happens when we continue to spurn God's patience and reject His call to repentance. Three different times, the phrase "God turned them over" appears. When we insist on running our lives the way we want rather than the way God wants ... He lets us.
- Psalm 81:12 "So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own...
- Psalm 106:43 "Many times He would deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their counsel, And so sank down in their iniquity.
- Job 8:4 "If your sons sinned against Him, Then He delivered them into the power of their transgression.
- Isaiah 30:1 "Woe to the rebellious children, said the LORD, that take counsel, …
- Jeremiah 7:24 "But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the …
- Matthew 13:3-19, 30 Parable of the sown seeds; tares and wheat ... some gathered and some burned
God does everything possible to draw us to repentance, offering forgiveness and second chances (2 Peter 3:9). But if we continue to reject Him, the offer is withdrawn and, at death, there are no more chances (Hebrews 9:27). Eventually, when our hearts are hardened against Him, He lets us go. He turns us over to a reprobate mind (Romans 1:28) one that can no longer seek God. At that point, sin has become our god and forgiveness is no longer possible.
5-11-18, Pastor JD tries to contain his excitement of
events of the past four days - leading up to
Monday, May 14, 2018 ... it is compelling.
70th Anniversary of Israel's Rebirth!
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
5-9-18, * -- We all suffer from temptation; born again believers as well as non-believers. My particular sinful temptation is gluttony; yes for chocolate chip cookies. I suffer from it. Overeating is a common temptation, and one that is so easy to overlook. Deuteronomy 21:20; Phil 3:19
Whether it’s a box of cookies, shopping/debt, gambling, cursing, gossiping, fornication, adultery or homosexuality. Temptation is an issue that all of God’s children must deal with.
Although born again believers in Christ do struggle with certain sinful temptations; it’s comforting to know that whenever we are tempted, God will give us a way of escape. 1 Cor 10:13 He provides help [Psalm 46:1] and strength if we will just trust Him to do so. Ask God to show you the way out. Psalm 121:1-2
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Amy Lauren here: https://shortdailydevotions.com/1-corinthians-1013-escaping-temptation/#more-6917
The Melting Point of Gold and
Israel’s Day of Purification
“And I will bring the third part [of Israel] through the fire. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘These are My people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’”
• It has been 1,948 years since the Jews’ expulsion from the Land in 70AD.
• It has been 70 years since the Jews’ homecoming to the Land in 1948.
Expressed as an equation:
- 70 AD + 1,948 years = 2018
- 1948 AD + 70 years = 2018
The above equations (date + timespan = 2018) are noteworthy not only because of the mirror symmetry, but also the connotation of the numbers 70 and 1948 in Scripture.
The number SEVENTY is an important number in God’s Word it denotes redemption, judgment or an endpoint for Israel:
• The Jews were redeemed from captivity in Babylon in the 70th year (Jer. 29:10).
• God’s plan of redemption for Israel is comprised of 70 weeks (Dan. 9:24-27).
• There are 70 jubilees from the establishment of the Nation of Israel to the calculated 6,000th year from Creation.
• A typical human lifespan is 70 years (Ps. 90:10). Correspondingly, Israel’s greatest ruler, King David, died at the age of 70 (2 Sam. 5:4).
• Babylon was judged in the 70th year (Jer. 25:12).
Also, the number 70 denotes judgment for those who do not know the Lord.
The number 1948 is linked to the birth and rebirth of Israel:
• Abraham, the father of the Nation of Israel, was born 1,948 years from Creation.
• The 19th book and 48th chapter in the Bible (Psalm 48) describe the re-birth of Israel.*
• The numbers 19 and 48 add up to 67, which happens to be the year Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, was restored.
• Bible scholars note that Israel’s 1948 return to the Land is numerically/mathematically predicted in the Old Testament.**
One of the most fascinating links between the number 1948 and Israel is the precious metal 'gold's' refining process requires the temperature to be exactly 1948 degrees F. to melt .
Gold melting at 1,948 degrees is relevant to Israel because Scripture compares their deliverance during the Tribulation, i.e. Jacob’s trouble, to the refining and purification process of precious metal.
Israel’s longest period of trial began when they were expelled from the Land of Israel in 70 AD. The Lord miraculously restored them to the Land in 1948—70 years ago, May 14.
If the generation who witnessed the “leafing of the fig tree” is a typical one, spanning 70 years, Israel is about to enter into her final and most terrible period of purification.
“When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
ONE especially important is that Jesus arose from death in the spring
Matt 26:2; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:1-30; John 20:6-8
Excerpted and adapted full original message from T. W. Tramm here:
For a PDF of this article here:
** 1948 rebirth of Israel mathematically predicted in Scripture:
Creation And The Sciences
" God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”
9-30-1995, Henry M. Morris, PhD -- The first chapter of Genesis is the foundational chapter of the Bible and, therefore, of all true science. It is the great creation chapter, outlining the events of that first week of time when “the heavens and the earth were finished, and. . . . God ended His work which He had made” (Genesis 2:1-2).
Despite the evolutionists, God is not creating or making anything in the world today (except for special miracles as recorded in Scripture), because all His work was finished in that primeval week. He is now engaged in the work of conserving, or saving, what He first created.
His first creative act was to call into existence
the Space/Mass/Time cosmos
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). This is the domain which we now study in the physical sciences.
The second is the domain of the life sciences
“God created . . . every living creature that moveth” (Genesis 1:21). It is significant that the “life” principle required a second act of direct creation. It will thus never be possible to describe living systems solely in terms of physics and chemistry.
The third act of creation was that of the
image of God in man [Genesis 2:7] and woman
The study of human beings is the realm of the human sciences. Our bodies can be analyzed chemically, and our living processes biologically, but human behavior can only really be understood in terms of our relation to God, whose image we share. Source
Jerusalem: A Cup of Trembling
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”
5-7-18, * -- The stage is being set for God’s grand finale and Jerusalem is center stage. From Jerusalem came the Lord Jesus and His gospel of salvation to the whole world. Fast moving events in the Mideast point almost daily toward the glorious return of Christ with His army of saints from heaven to rescue Israel and reign over the world from David’s throne in Jerusalem as King of Kings and Lord of Lords – (Rev.19:11-21). Precisely as Zechariah 12:2-3 foretold, today’s world of six billion people has its eyes on Jerusalem in “fear of trembling.”
“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.” Joel 2:1,10
The main reason Jerusalem is a cup of trembling to the world is because it’s the city of God and chosen by Him to play a special role in human destiny – (Ps. 48:1-2,8). The devil knows that the Lord Jesus is prophesied to come back and His feet shall touch down on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, the same place He ascended to heaven from 2000 years ago – (Zech 14:4; Acts 1:11,12). Satan thinks IF Israel and the Jews are destroyed … it’ll prevent Jesus Christ’s return. Big mistake. (Zech 3:2)
Another reason that Jerusalem is a cup of trembling to the world is the Muslim hatred toward the Jews and Jerusalem. This is typified by the ‘Dome of the Rock’ erected by the Muslims in 688AD on the exact spot that Solomon’s temple was built. They thought they'd prevent the Jews from rebuilding their temple there.
Jerusalem is the ‘city of God’ where He chose to place His name and where He will have the last word. Isaiah 51:17 “Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of His glory.”
“Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand. The earth shall quake before them: the heavens shall tremble…” – (Joel.2:1,10; Ps 18:7-8, 60:2, 114:7; Jer 10:10; Isaiah 62:1, 3
If you haven’t already done so dear friend, repent of your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus in your heart by faith in truth, and you will be saved and born again of the Holy Spirit. – (2 Cor.5:17).
* Excerpted and adapted from Pastor Mike Storti, Tucson Arizona; full original message here
Weekly Prophecy Update From
Pastor JD Farag, Week of April 30, 2018
Bible 'Hail' Volcanic Rock?
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, 5-3-18 sending lava shooting 1000s of feet into the air and flowing down residential streets. Local television videos shows lava spurting from a crack in a road in Leilani Estates. See 2 min video taken from a drone camera where a line in the trees looks like a crack in the earth with horrific fire emerging here
5-4-18, Scripture speaks of signs in the heavens (Luke 21:25-26) and Revelation 16:21 tells of 100 pound hail ... volcanoes hurl chunks of lava that cools and turns into rocks flying through the air. Many people think this 'hail' is like the icey chunks we see in a winter storm. But what if this pumice, debris, magma rocks and ash that travels miles from the sky actually originates from volcanoes ... and isn't ice? [The size and weight of the rocks from volcanoes: 1 cu ft of lava rocks weighs 50 lbs: measuring 1 ft by 1 ft by 1 ft by 1 ft.]
1500 Active Volcanoes on Earth - USGS.gov
Many of these volcanoes are located along the Pacific Rim in what is known as the 'Ring of Fire.' There are 169 potentially active volcanoes in the United States.
"Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at your presence,"
"And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place."
"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:"
"And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."
[1a]Darkness covered the Sunda Straits from 11 a.m. on the 27th until dawn the next day.http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/how-high-can-explosive-eruptions-go-and-how-far-can-debris-and-ash-be-spread
Active volcanoes of the earth: https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-map.html
Satan 'Snares' in Scripture
Used to trap unwary human beings...
“Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without;
lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”
4-18-18, Henry Morris, PhD -- A snare is a trap normally used to catch an unwary wild animal, but each of times the word (Greek 'pagis') is used in the New Testament, it's referring to devices used by the great deceiver, Satan, to trap unwary human beings:
- Snare of worldly involvement: “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth” (Luke 21:34-35).
- Rejecting God’s Word, both the written Word and the living Word. When Israel repudiated Christ, God said: “Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them” (Romans 11:9, quoting Psalm 69:22).
- Desire for riches can be a snare: “They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition” (1 Timothy 3:7).
- Lusts of the flesh: 1 Timothy 6:9 "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition."
- It is the responsibility of every true “servant of the Lord” to be “gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves . . . that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will” (2 Timothy 2:24-26). We ourselves must both avoid Satan’s snares and seek to deliver those who have been thus ensnared. Source
We are all sinners in need of saving ...
Jesus said we must be born again
God loves us so much He sent His Only begotten Son, Jesus to die in our place.
We must realize and accept that we are sinners ... we must repent and turn to the Lord.
Only by trusting and living for Jesus can we be saved. See two minute video here
- Romans 3:10 As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one
- Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
- Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
- Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord
- Romans 5:8 But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us
- Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. [Jesus did it all!]
- Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Salvation is a free gift not by our own works. Ephesians 2:8-10
If you have prayed for forgiveness, asking Jesus to be your Lord, you are born again! John 3:3,7
“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.”
Dec 18, 2007, Henry Morris, PhD -- There are several important doctrinal truths about which unbelievers—and sometimes even Christians—seem tragically ignorant, with an ignorance affecting their very lives and destinies. Perhaps the most tragic is that mentioned in Romans 10:3. People who seek to earn salvation [Eph 2:8-9] by their own religious and moral works rather than through faith in the imputed righteousness of Christ, who died for their sins. And further tragedy those who love their sin and are under the strong delusion. 2 Thess 2:10-12
Paul says: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (1 Corinthians 12:1). Yet, most Christians neglect to develop or use their gifts, mainly because of ignorance concerning their proper function as described in 1 Corinthians 12, 14; Romans 12:3-21; Ephesians 4:7-16.
We urgently need to be instructed concerning the deceptions of the wicked one: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). For all who seek instruction rather than ignorance, let them study God’s Word, for “all scripture . . . is profitable for . . . instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Source
- Isaiah 2:2 Now it will come about that In the last days the mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.
- Isaiah 46:10 “Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure';
- Daniel 12:4"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."
- Habakkuk 2:3 "For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
- Matthew 24:7, 10, 29 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. V10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. v29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, [eclipse and meteors?] AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
- 1 Timothy 4:1 "But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
- 2 Timothy 3:1-2 "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
- 2 Peter 3:3 “Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
- Revelation 20:4 “Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image,
- Revelation 22:10 “And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.”
The 'Great America Solar Eclipse' of August 2017
Began in Salem Oregon Ending in Salem South Carolina
It Crossed Over Seven 'Salems' And In Seven Years Will Make an 'X' With Another Eclipse Over Salem Kentucky
~ Coincidence? ~
North Korea is Chummy with Iran ...
Many events happened this week!
What's really going on with the France & Germany visits?
Macron and Merkel want the USA to stay the course with the Iran Nuclear Deal ... but Pres Trump may be pulling out of the deal on May 12th ... just two days before the rebirth day of Israel! Seventy year anniversary May 14, 2018. AND the USA will move our embassy to Jerusalem.
The Parables of the Talents & Pounds
“The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.”
4-28-18, * -- The Parable of the Talents [Matt 25:14-30] and The Parable of the Pounds [Luke 19:11-27] both teach the same basic truth. The Lord did indeed call "His own servants, and deliver unto them His goods." The Lord's "goods" are His Word, especially the knowledge of His plan of salvation: death, burial and resurrection, by which every true repentant believer has been saved.
God’s disciples have been given Christ’s Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) which is the responsibility for carrying the "Good News" that men and women, boys and girls, might be forgiven and have eternal life with Christ; and that it's a free gift (Ephesians 2:8-9).
The Lord knows each of His children intimately giving to each according to their ability (Matt 25:15) asking no more of any believer than He knows that believer is capable of carrying out. There will come a time when each of us will have to give account for our service for the Lord Jesus. Whether we served Him faithfully, or whether we hardly served Him at all (1 Corinthians 3:11-15).
The first two servants in the parables had been faithful, gaining more as they served the Lord (Matt 25:20; 25:29). Their reward was to "rule" or be made "ruler over many things, and to enter.....into the joy of thy Lord" [Matt 25:21; 25:23]. We also learn of the consequences of the unfaithful servants. They used their blessings serving the world and seeking uncertain riches rather than serving the Lord. They disobeyed and totally ignored the Lord's commands [Matthew 6:33].
Therefore, the Lord took away the opportunity to rule and reign with Christ, which as a child of God, he once had giving it to those servants who had been faithful. The inspired Apostle Paul clearly warned God's people, that if we are not faithful in serving the Lord, we "shall suffer loss" (1 Corinthians 3:15; Rev 5:8-10). [What that ‘loss’ will be is controversial. – Ed.]
Before the Lord Jesus left, He promised His disciples that He would come again (John 14:3); and the Lord always keeps His promises (Hebrews 10:23). In this Laodicean church age (Revelation 3:14-22), true believers are encouraged to live faithfully for our Lord Jesus Christ; praying and watching! The Lord is standing at the door, His arrival could be any minute! Revelation 3:20
*Excerpted and adapted with permission from F.M.Riley
- Art Pat Marvenko www.revelationillustrated.com/
God's Covenant With Abraham was with him and Sarah
and their son Isaac
... NOT Ishmael the son of Egyptian Hagar.
1 Corinthians 9:22
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