The Bible (New American Standard Bible Translation)
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The Bible (New American Standard Bible Translation)
Behold Israel Youtube Channel and Twitter: @BeholdIsrael
The purpose of this message is to help ensure people are ready for Christ’s return (Rapture or Second Coming) and are sharing His good news with others in hope they will be saved. Bible prophecy is just one means God uses to help save and prepare people. God has several other means to help save people, including miracles, etc., and always saves by granting faith in Him through His grace. Please pray for our country, friends, and enemies.
Brief World Recap Focused on Israel
Unprecedented, worldwide events likely continue illustrating fulfillment of Bible prophecy: continued deceit-filled corruption potentially leading to global chaos and violence, which will eventually usher in the call by people and their complicit governments for the antichrist to implement his promise of world peace. Little has changed in the debasement of governments and societies. Whether God will allow President Trump and other nationalists to delay this is to be seen.
God may stay the globalists’ “hand” for a while. It is likely Trump will enact justice soon, and the lawless globalists in the US see the “hand writing on the wall” and may intensify their efforts.
In the past two days Israel exposed Iran’s proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, operating in terror tunnels into Israel. Reportedly, Hezbollah has at least 140,000 rockets, some recently modified via Iran to improve their accuracy. The UNSC plans to meet on this threat to Israel soon. Iran continues to fund and support terrorist forces in Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza to destroy Israel. Reportedly, PM Netanyahu told diplomats there is a possibility for military action in Lebanon (https://beholdisrael.org/netanyahu-visits-israeli-lebanese-border-calls-for-sanctions-on-hezbollah/).
God’s Grace in Providing Prophecy to Assure Our Understanding of the Truth
God is faithful, so is His prophecy (Isaiah 14:24, 46:10). God often uses repetitious, clarifying patterns of events throughout history to make His glory and majesty known to us. Frequently, they support and fulfill prophecy. Below is the likely case centered on God’s prophetic “timepiece,” Israel, primarily during the past 130 years per the book of Ezekiel (the basis is https://beholdisrael.org/ for much of this interpretation of the Bible):
Fulfilled – Israel again forsook God and He allowed them again to be scorned and scattered throughout the world circa 70AD. Ezekiel 36:3, 17-21
Fulfilled/Fulfilling – Holocaust and other related past and possible future patterns. Ezekiel 37: 1-2, 7-8, 10-14
Fulfilled – God caused the land of Israel to blossom before the Jewish people returned after almost 1,900 years of being essentially a barren land. Ezekiel 36:8-9
Fulfilled – God returns the Jewish people to their ancient homeland, recognized as the State of Israel in 1948 by a true man – President Truman. Ezekiel 36:8, 24; 38:8, 12; 39:25-29 (Separately, President Trump trumps all others in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s legitimate and ancient capital.)
Fulfilling/Fulfilled – Then God repeatedly thwarted Israel’s neighbors’ attempts to destroy them to the point most no longer try but are becoming allies. Psalms 83:1-18, Ezekiel 36:7
Fulfilling – The Jewish people multiply, rebuild, and prosper in Israel as one nation. Ezekiel 36:10-12; 37:21-22 (likely a forerunning pattern of the Millennial Kingdom also); 38:12
Fulfilling – “After many days…in the latter years” (we are not to know the exact time frame, Ezekiel 38:8) God will drive likely Russia, Turkey (Ezekiel 38:3), Iran, Sudan, and Libya (Ezekiel 38:5) to plunder Israel’s oil, gas, technological, agricultural resources, etc. while Israel is living securely (as it is today). Ezekiel 38:4, 8-12, 14-17; 39:1-2
Fulfilling/Future – European Union is attempting to establish a military force from 10 nations’ militaries (“horns”) likely eventually under the control of the antichrist. Revelation 13:1
Future – As Israel is invaded, it is likely Saudi Arabia, the US, UK, and others protest, not defend Israel. Ezekiel 38:13
Future – God alone will save Israel from Russia, Turkey, Iran, Libya, and Sudan. Ezekiel 38:18-23; Ezekiel 39:3-8
Future – Israel cleans its land of the invaders’ bodies and reclaims their plunder, and for seven years burns their weapons (of possible mass destruction). Ezekiel 39:9-22
After this comes the rise of the antichrist, Tribulation, and Christ’s Second Coming in which some of the patterns cited in Ezekiel and elsewhere in Scripture likely occur and recur. The Millennial Kingdom and eternal state follow Christ’s Second Coming.
May God bless us all.
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The holiness of God is without question. He is perfectly faithful, truthful, wise, righteous, and loving. These are only some of His holy characteristics. He is God, our Creator. And He is all-powerful and sovereign over all creation. He is merciful in that He will allow us to make mistakes and give us an opportunity, or even more than one opportunity, to repent to Him with our heart (that is truly grieving that we have sinned against our holy God, and not just regretting the consequences of our sin). He will even help us to repent if we ask Him to give us that heart attitude towards Him. But, I don’t believe He will give us unlimited opportunities to repent before He either chastises us or even allows death to a believer to keep His Church pure. So, please be in a relationship with Him, as He desires to be with each of His children, to not let this happen with our loving Father. He is holy. It is best to obey Him.
I learned this by asking God’s Holy Spirit to help me understand His words He recorded in our Bible. I was reading 1 Samuel, chapters 12-15, when it became clearer to me that God told Saul, Israel’s first king, that he must obey God in order to continue to be blessed by God. Saul did obey God initially, but then faltered and disobeyed God multiple times with God warning him again to obey Him. Eventually, God in his holiness could no longer accept Saul’s disobedience and the excuses he made for it. God knew Saul’s heart and that he was not repenting for disobeying God, who created him and gave him everything he had, including his kingship over Israel. Instead, Saul was only thinking of himself, his reputation, essentially idolizing himself and not gratefully obeying God who loves him and gave him life and blessings. Eventually, Saul lost his kingship and died. Other verses addressing God’s treatment of sin include 1 John 5:16-17, Acts 5:1-11, 1 Cor 5:5 and 11:30.
Lastly, “holy” means separate, or a “cut apart.” And to be separate or different from something else, there has to be distinction. God has to distinguish clearly for us His holiness by expecting us to obey Him in order for us to be like Him. When we obey God with the help of His Holy Spirit, which He gives us when He saves us, we then begin to understand God and develop a deeper, loving relationship with Him. God tells us to be holy, because He is holy (1 Peter 1:16). God tells us if we love Him, we will obey His commandments (John 14:15). God is love (1 John 4:8) and He sent Jesus, His Son, so that we could have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). Therefore, He cannot allow unrepentant and willful disobedience from His children, but, as in any true relationship, only respect and sincere love. God, in His holiness, must address our sin out of His love for us and our good. God is love, and the journey with Him is beautiful!
I’m making my first “road trip” in my little RV/Van. I tried to start out about three weeks ago, but God had different plans for me. About 30 miles south of my home the transmission broke and I had to get it hauled back home for repair. I chalked the delay up to the Lord wanting me to stay in town longer. And He did, the delay gave me the opportunity to minister to my neighbor when her husband passed away the next day.
After paying a large transmission repair bill I got back on the road. This time I made it to Zephyrhills, FL to see some friends and hand out Bible tracts and talk with people about the Lord. It was a blessing to do this as I met many people who to me appeared to be sad and concerned. Also, while there I had someone call the Sheriff on me as I unexpectedly had ventured onto private property; my good friend smashed his finger and needed stitches; and I saw a private airplane that had crashed minutes after I saw it at the local airport while leaving Zephyrhills. I drove to Tallahassee that evening and my transmission again began slipping and needs to be repaired. I’ve been praying about it and will have it looked at Monday morning.
I reflected on these misfortunes (time delay, large expenses, physically hurt friend, a crushed airplane and injured passengers, another mechanical break-down) and wondered if the Lord was telling me I’m not cut out for this type of work for Him (that as I later learned appears to be the devil whispering in my ear). Thank God for His Word (the Bible) and other brothers and sisters in Christ I talked with during this time. They reminded me when someone starts letting the Lord use them to further His Kingdom (share His “good news” of the opportunity for salvation, i.e. the Gospel), He may allow Satan to cause hardships to that person to further develop them for His best use and to conform them more to the likeness (“image”) of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. By this I mean, he is teaching me to trust and rely on Him through prayer and in faith (Hebrews 11:1, 11:6). He wants to deepen our relationship by making Himself more known to me in this work – praise the Lord (Hallelujah)! I am also learning to be as “shrewd as serpents,” I think I’m fairly good at being as “innocent as doves,” but I’m sure He will help me improve in this area also (Matthew 10:16). Indeed, God does work all things for good to those who love Him (Romans 8:28).
So, He is giving me more time to share His love and “good news” in Tallahassee now. And it has been another blessing as I’ve handed out many tracts and spoken with several people. The Lord is always good! It is so good to get to know Jesus better and serve Him.
According to Guinness World Records, the Bible is the best selling book of all time. It is God’s writings for us to know Him and then enter into a loving relationship with Him. It is His Truth, including His promises, for man. It is what He wants us to know about Him and also ourselves, how we came to be, what our purpose is for being here, and what our eternal destiny will be depending upon our choice of how we respond to His revelation of Himself to each of us. The Bible is the most well-supported historic document in existence in terms of its preserved accuracy based on thousands of copies over thousands of years old. Won’t your read it? You can trust its truthfulness.
God reveals Himself in His creation to all of us so that we are all without an excuse and each of us must make our choice concerning Him (Romans 1:20). If a person seeks God and sincerely chooses in their heart to receive and follow Him as their Lord and only Savior for their sins, He will send that person His Holy Spirit to live in him or her and enable that person to love and follow Him from that point and forever. That person will experience God’s love which results in joy and peace in this life and for eternity. If the person rejects His free gift of salvation from their sins, they will be condemned for their sins at His coming judgment and they will spend eternity tormented in hell (Matthew 13:41-42). Even a choice to ignore God is a choice in itself, and will result in that person spending eternity in hell.
So everyone makes a choice. I pray you choose to follow Jesus, the Son of God. To do this:
This is the most important decision you will ever make. It is a decision for an abundant life with and in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all eternity, which begins when you make the decision to receive Him (John 10:10, Acts 2:32-33). Please, please call on Him now. You never know how long you have to do this.