Waiting Alone in the House of Kindness

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38 years is a long time.

John 5: 1- 9

After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

**note: in chapter 4, it was noted that Jesus had been in Jerusalem for the “feast.”

John 4: 45 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.

According to chapter 2, he was on his way for Passover at that time, and by chapter 4, this had been accomplished.

From Jerusalem v43, Jesus traveled to Galilee v45 and Cana v46 before he arrived at the pool. The nobleman’s son was healed on the way. Jesus then returned to Jerusalem.

So “after this” meant after Passover, after Jesus had spent some time in Galiee and Cana healing the nobleman’s son.

It was now time for the next feast, so Jesus was returning to Jerusalem.

Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep [market] a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

*** Note: Bethesda in Hebrew is Beit Chesed, or “House of Kindness.”

In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

*** Note: the next “season” after Passover is Shavu’ot, or Pentecost.

Stirring the waters is representative of the Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit moved over the disciples in the upper room.

Stirring the waters also represents revival.

And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

** Note: 38 years is a long time to wait and want healing.

When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time [in that case], he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?

The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

** Note: this is a sad commentary.

People brought him there, and dropped him off, and left him.

No one was interested enough in this man’s healing or the move of God in the waters to stay around.

This shows a lack of kindness or compassion for the suffering and needs of others.

It also shows apathy for the presence of God.

Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

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Application / Point

Many people now are crippled and lame spiritually, but they are eager for healing, and the presence of God.

Many others are in church doing nothing for them, and just sit there waiting for revival to fall out of the sky and entertain them.

They want revival – a stirring of the waters – so they can jump in and enjoy themselves.

But there is no effort to bring those in need into the house of kindness.

The church cannot be called a house of kindness, unless kindness and mercy are present.

Kindness is more than “being nice,” or sociable, to others.

Even secular people can be “nice.”

One can be “ nice,” while others suffer and perish.

Kindness comes true when people forget themselves, and help others.

The spirit of God comes when there is a sincere desire for the presence of God, and kindness and mercy is in the hearts and daily activities of those seeking Him.

Hsa 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Only those who minister chesed ( kindness) in God’s house will see miracles when the spirit moves. Since the Lord is in their hearts, they bring the miracles with them.

God moves toward man, when man moves toward Him, not just in word, but in action.

Then the waters will stir.


84 Responses to “Waiting Alone in the House of Kindness”

  1. True! I remember incidences when I could have been kinder, and I grieve. I am actually tormented remembering these things, but God tells us to repent and then go on our way, not loitering in grief. And now I really appreciate it when someone is kind to me. I appreciate kindnesses from the past which I remember.
    Kindness may have been commoner when I was young. It was part of society’s ideals. Now it is not so prized, perhaps?

  2. This is a brilliant interpretation, you must have been full of the spirit to realise the message. Thank you for the enlightenment.

  3. Praise God that is Good thoughts amen.

  4. A few comments:

    Jn 5:4 ‘at a certain seasons’ in KJV – Greek phrase ‘kata karion’ has the sense of ‘from time to time’ – see HCSB, NIV, etc.

    Water as a prominent feature is during Sukkoth (Festival of Tabernacles or Tents) (Jn 7:2ff), with the priest bringing in water in a golden pitcher from Siloam pool. This was also when waving of palm branches occurs.

    Oun.

  5. Healing is only through that Of Yeshua the KING of Salvation through His Blood.
    The Pool is “HERE” in this SONG!

    You must listen.
    Shalom

  6. “YES!”
    It is a BEAUTIFUL SONG.

    PRAISE TO YESHUA HA-NAZAREI YEMELEKH HA-YHUDIM.

  7. Thinking of you, Marianne, you having lone-time for a long time. Me too now. We need healing of our lone-time. How long, O Lord? I hope those who believe in the pre-trib rapture are correct. Many people say that those who believe in this are not facing that we must go through the Time of Noah, which was preparation of the Ark for 120 years, with people all around ridiculing us, not caring for us, as most of the people at the Pool of Siloam did not care for the man who had been there 38 years. But perhaps the Time of Noah (the repeat time) started a long time ago.

    Praying all the time for healing of everyone.

    l

  8. Years ago a minister friend of mine was up preaching when out of nowhere a middle-aged gentlemen walked toward the front of the Church. As he walked he began growling like an animal. He proceeded to step in front of the Pasor and said “Satan told me he was going to give me power. I pray to him and i’m going to kill you.” With his eye’s rolling back in his head he began speaking strange tongues and hissing.
    My friend told everyone to sit and pray. Then he turned to the man and said “God loves you and so do I.” Suddenly a peace began to come over his face and the man started weeping saying “help me Lord!”
    Then would’nt you know it. Several members rushed the demon possessed man and begin to wrestle with him in a attempt to hold him down. They were no match for the demonic power and he ripped the chairs out of the concrete.
    The Pastor told them to stop fighting with the devil. For God his not given us a Spirit of fear, but of power. As they backed away he simply commanded the devil to leave in Jesus name, and it was done.
    It remained me of your statement “Only those who minister chesed ( kindness) in God’s house will see miracles when the spirit moves. Since the Lord is in their hearts, they bring the miracles with them.”
    Amen dear sister.

  9. TO ALL,

    BE SPIRITUAL WARRIORS FOR THE ALL MIGHTY LORD OUR GOD, AND FOR THE TRUTH OF THE SHED BLOOD OF HIS EXALTED SON!

  10. Wonderful SPIRIT LIFTING PRAISE TO THE FATHER GOD AND FAITHFUL CHOSEN KING of kings, and LORD of lords.
    PRAISE TO JESUS CHRIST, YESHUA THE MESSIAH. REST IN HIS BLOOD.

  11. TO ALL,

    THERE IS SOMETHING THAT WE MUST ALL CONSIDER FOR A SECOND OR TWO……..

    WHO ARE WE, AS CHILDREN OF THE LORD GOD WRESTLING AGAINST?

    WHAT DID PAUL SAY TO THE EPHESIANS?

    Ephesians 6:12.”For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

    God’s Word not mine.
    I am just HIS very least and humble servant messenger.

    Praise the LORD GOD of our SALVATION.

    • Al, right on!

      The battle is growing with intensity daily, expanding more and more in the coming months.

      It is so evident to me in the lives (behaviors) of believers and unbelievers.

      The enemy is “amping” up: an evil spirit of pride grows stronger daily; envy gains strength; anger builds; bitterness – deeper; fear, anxiousness, worries goes begging for problems.

      Al, the “spirit of pride” may not be yours or mine, but there is some sin or “spirit” that is waging war within us brother. Maybe more than one evil spirit and it may be a “stronghold”, which is very difficult to break away or “cast off”.

      The enemies [demonic spiritual oppression] are within mind and soul (will). While the believers’ spirit, sanctified, thank you Lord, the battle rages within our flesh and soul.

      Time to clean up [deliverance from oppressive “spirits of pride, envy, anger, bitterness, worry”, etc.], put on the Armor of Light (Romans 13:12) and the Armor of God (Ephs 6:1-13), obtaining the victory through Christ Jesus our Lord.

      First things First

      “If we [believers] say that we have no sin [pride, envy, worry, etc.] we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us [deliver] from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us” (1 John 1:8-10).

      Secondly

      “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh [our human nature]and [demonic] spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1, NKJV).

      Solution

      “And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be delivered. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, among the remnant whom the Lord calls” (Joel 2:32).

      “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles. The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent. Many evils [demonic spirit] confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. Evil shall cause the death of the wicked; and they who hate the just and righteous shall be held guilty and shall be condemned. The Lord redeems the lives of His servants, and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty” (Psalms 34: 17-22).

      “For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds [evil spirits such as pride, envy etc] , [inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God…” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).

      Resolution

      “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness [demonic spirits of pride, envy, etc.] in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:10-13).

      Victory

      “We overcome Satan [his demonic spirits] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony, and we do not love our lives to the death” (Revelations 12:11, NKJV).

      Malachi 4 is our promise – we find our hope and confidence in the coming “days” of Great Tribulation. I believe you will be ready, prepared, “standing fast – overcoming”, as Rev 2 and 3 gives us the understanding of the 42 months that are ahead of us…starting next year.

      “For behold, the day comes that shall burn like an oven, and all the proud and arrogant, yes, and all that do wickedly and are lawless, shall be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy. And you shall tread down the lawless and wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says the Lord of hosts” (AMP).

      Blessings to you brother Al.

      • DJ,

        YES my brother I agree.

        First though, I am nothing other than what GOD the Father, and the Glorious Son provides.
        I am a sinner as we all are, and require 1 John 1:9 constantly as my ONLY HOPE.

        When you realize that you are merely a fading flower, simply dust, that is when you surrender completely and that weakness becomes His strength.
        It is all about Faith and Trust in our Almighty God and the Glorious Son our KING of kings.

        All of what you wrote is beautiful and true being God’s Word, our KING.
        Remain Strong in your weakness, and may the SPIRIT lift you up on Glorious Wings.

        May the fulness of HIS SHALOM be upon you my brother, as I wish for all of HIS blessed children.
        He is Sovereign.
        He is in Control.
        He is the Almighty Lord of Hosts.
        Yeshua is the Warrior and Victorious KING.
        Abide in Him, Walk in His Spirit and be Blessed in Him. Amen.

        Love,
        A.

  12. PRAISE TO THE SOVEREIGN LORD OF HOSTS AND TO THE GLORY OF THE SON OF OUR SALVATION.

  13. Brother’s and Sister’s in the LORD of our SALVATION….. Who were the Prophets of old?

    Weren’t they anointed by God with the HOLY SPIRIT to speak HIS WORD?

    Who were the Apostle’s?

    Weren’t they anointed by God with the HOLY SPIRIT to speak HIS WORD too?

    I ask you then…….. “WHO ARE WE”?

    Does not in essence Jeremiah 1:4-10 also apply to US?
    Do we not have the same calling?

    Something to consider during our day.

    Be Blessed in the LOVE of LORD of our Salvation.
    YESHUA the KING of kings.

  14. Literal burning a possibility here in New Mexico. Two major fires in northern Arizona, same as last year, when the smoke first came our way, then we had our own fire, biggest in state history, and evacuation. I am
    not up to evacuating again but it may come to that, for the smoke alone can poison me and many others who react to it. We are all being tested and “tribulated” like the wheat prior to the Pentecost waving of the two
    loaves of bread. “Tribulation” is the word used to signify separation of
    wheat from chaff at the wheat harvest. I do not know the Hebrew word for it, but Shavuot is the Hebrew word for the feast coming in ten days.

    When is the correct date for Pentecost and Shavuot? Modern calendars say May 27 but some say other ways of calculating put it as late as mid to late July. It depends, I think, on when is the true wheat harvest season,
    and I do not know that , not being a farmer.

    • Hi Mariiel,

      Shavu’ot starts at sundown May 26th. and continues through sundown May 27th.

      Hope that this clarified that for you my sister.

      Be Blessed in Yeshua the KING of kings.

      Love,
      a.

  15. Also To All,

    Though the LORD our God does indeed deliver us, don’t be afraid to “suffer” for Him, or His Name.

    And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. Acts 5:41.

    For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake. Acts 9:16.

    And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 1 Corinthians 4:12.

    And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 1 Corinthians 12:26.

    And whether we be afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation. 2 Corinthians 1:6.

    For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; Philippians 1:29.

    For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. 1 Thess. 3:4.

    Which is] a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: 2 Thess. 1:5.

    For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
    1 Timothy 4:10.

    For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 2 Timothy 1:12.

    Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 Timothy 3:12.

    Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Hebrews 11:25.

    Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; [and] them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Hebrews 13:3.

    For what glory [is it], if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer [for it], ye take it patiently, this [is] acceptable with God. 1 Peter 2:20.

    But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy [are ye]: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 1 Peter 3:14.

    For [it is] better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 1 Peter 3:17.

    Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 1 Peter 4:16.

    Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls [to him] in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:19.

    To all be Blessed in YESHUA the KING of kings and LORD of lords.
    The WORTHY LAMB of ALMIGHTY GOD the FATHER, and our GLORIOUS SAVIOR. Amen.
    Love,
    a.

  16. Today marks the 40th. day of the “Omer Count”, it is also the time that is associated with the ASCENSION of YESHUA to GOD the FATHER.

    Praise YESHUA the KING of kings and LORD of lords, the HOLY and WORTHY LAMB our SAVIOR. Amen

    Be Blessed in the LORD our GOD.

    Love
    a.

  17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcLqHcl8M20&feature=relat ed

    quote from youtube

    Lindsey Williams, a Pastor with Elite (illuminati) connections thru the Grace of God, has stated that the name of the game for these Elites is control and that the Obamacare plan is not a health care plan at all – as quoted directly from these Elites. The dream here and the research explains much.

    FRED, Federal Reserve economic data , new world order

    FRED means Peace Ruler….aka AntiChrist

    check the bible , in the beginning of first 3 and 1/2 years , the antiChrist is a FALSE peace ruler (peace keeper). (Daniel 9:27) 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

    obama , he might be the person to paved the way for antichrist.

    • my thought : (1 cent opinion)
      when a person have bio-chip implanted in his body,
      basically, he seems like a commodity, he lost his freedom,diginity,
      GPS can track his location, and his banking,credit card, bio-data all saved in the chip. he would enslaved into some control/censor system.
      what I learned from this post , it is a warning to ask Christians to aware the bio-chip, do not be control by it.
      that is it !
      I heard a christian who work in computer field, he suggest us not to use Facebook (at least , do not store your personal data in the facebook or something like that)
      why ? for the database is centralized . it can easily be controlled by any government later (if that is bad government) . we are in a dangerous period of time.

  18. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/17/The-Vetti ng-Barack-Obama-Literary-Agent-1991-Born-in-Kenya-Raised-Ind onesia-Hawaii

    Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. ?????

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/born-kenya-obamas-litera ry-agent-misidentified-birthplace-1991/story?id=16372566

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/revealed-bio-names-obamas-birthpl ace/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEvm7O2EXI8&feature=autop lay&list=UUESHdNgXnmFOWVTdALxpChw&playnext=1

    a woman have many dream about obama, she likes obama when he is elected as president. later God gave her many dreams,

    Obama is paving the way for the antichrist to come

  19. Christian,
    Here is something for you to consider. Obama was born a muslim. Islam was founded 600 years after Christ. He, Obama came to power 60 years after the rebirth of Israel 1948-2008. And assuming he loses the election this year (2012/2013), and is appointed the UN head, in 2018/2019, he will have been “dead” and reborn in six years time. So here we have 600, three score, and six. This is theoretical of course, yet quite possible. I know there are others that might fit the bill as well. He is definitely paving the way though, and the health care bill with its required chip implementation was key to accomplishing this. Coincidently, the chip implementation is to take effect in 2018. Originally it was 2013, but delays have bumped it to 2018 now.

    • do you mean obama is antichrist ? most people said he is the guy to perpare the way for antichrist

  20. Marianne,
    I have not heard back from our brother in quite some time. My heart tells me he may be gone, as he predicted in his last comment? Have you heard from him? I sent an email to him about 3 hours ago, and have not heard back. ???

  21. guess again

  22. For all of You,
    Just to fill you in on what is going on with this conversation. I do not believe that alienated is not here because of “computer problems”. He in fact predicted this day, in his final comments. As I I have said before I do not understand what he understood, nor do I fully understand how any of this fits in. But here is what I was led to by the Holy Spirit, when I was doubting his veracity and sanity. Revelation 3:7, talking about the church of philadelphia had 2 words jump out at me. “true one”. Shortly thereafter he sent me the following Email:

    “Okay when I had stopped and talked to this other brother about what I had been experiencing he told me and his pastor, (that was sitting in) that he will also be left behind and be a healing warrior. That was the first time he had ever mentioned that to anyone.
    The next time when I saw him and we prayed, he say’s, “the key!” And handed me a key. I asked him what is this for, and what does it open?
    He said, I haven’t got a clue?
    Then when I put it on, God told me that whatever was in that key, went straight into my heart and now it is just a plain old key again?
    What does that tell ya?
    Don’t use your other system.
    Be Blessed in Yeshua our Lord.
    **** >”
    (I added the quotation marks and deleted his real name, in case anyone noticed, I am not sure if he wanted this known or not)

    I am sharing this with you now, because I believe, though I do not see. I have been in constant contact with him up until 12:48pm est today. By constant usually replying within an hour or so. The last email he sent me was more certain than the others. He was more resolved and at peace.

    Where is he? why was he taken? what is the point? or can i confirm that he was taken? I cannot not answer, only speculate.

    I know that he saw his testimony as being related to the Leavened bread found in Leviticus 9, with the leaven being sin. It is the only offering where leaven is permitted.

    I know that nothing can descend unless it has ascended first, as in rev. 3:12.

    I know that the emails we exchanged are numerous, and I am sure that there is a lot that I missed in them.

    I also know that i saw a dramatic change in him from the time that we were constantly arguing (debating) about scripture, to when he Started speaking from the fullness of the Spirit.

    So in a nutshell, this is some of what I know, and I pray that those who read this, will prayerfully consider these things. I do not know that we will fully understand until all is accomplished. It is what it is, and it is there for you.

    May the Lord God be Glorified! I will leave more info later

    • I have no certain explanation as to what the key is. He was old and on a 40 day fast. I am also concerned for him, and cannot find any phone contact information for him. But if he is with the Lord now, he is better off than we are.

  23. Here is one more email, which he was sending out to church leaders trying to elicit a response. this is part one of three, and I never received part three if he ever even got around to it. I know this may be similar to what he has told you all before. Again I deleted his name, and will add quotation marks:

    “I have a question or two I would like for you to consider if you would be so kind.

    Do you think that the reason that the book of Revelation has been unable to be completely understood yet, is because of Daniel 12:9, (10)* and because of Revelation 10:4. And that Revelation 1:3. and its association to Revelation 22:10* through 20. had to be in “synch” first?

    And what do you feel in the Spirit regarding Leviticus 23:9-14.?

    In respects that it is the only feast of the LORD GOD that “leaven”, (or sin) is deemed acceptable to offer to HIM.

    Would not the LORD of our Salvation be the only ONE that would be able to possibly cleanse these “firstfruits” to be acceptable to a HOLY GOD?

    I would be interested in hearing a response to these when you could fine the time.

    Be Blessed in the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

    Your servant in HIM.

    ***** >”

    • My dearest Brothers and Sisters in Yeshua our KING and LORD.

      Rest in peace regarding me.
      I am still here by the Grace of Almighty God.

      Why I have no idea?
      As to what is happening, I have no idea either?

      What I am aware of, is the constant message that flows through the SPIRIT of TRUTH., which is to TRUST solely in the LORD our GOD.
      He is our SOURCE and SUSTAINER.

      He is our EVERYTHING and ONLY HOPE.

      We are only OVERCOMERS through TOTAL SURRENDER to HIM and HIS GRACE.
      All of you are in my prayers.

      May I be blessed with yours as well.

      May God Almighty our Glorious Father SHINE HIS FACE upon you all.
      Trust and Praise Yeshua our KING of kings and LORD of lords.
      Our Worthy and Holy Lamb and Roaring Lion of Judah. Amen.

      May the Blessing of His Blood wash over the hearts of all of you.

      Love,

      a.

    • Regarding the above posted question.

      During my studies, I came to the understanding through the Spirit, that Revelation 1:3., (where the last 5 words in that verse are written in the King James), as “for the time is at hand.” could, or maybe should have been written as “For the time when things are brought to crisis, and the decisive epoch that those that are close to God have waited for is now.”

      This was derived by being lead to utilize not only the “definitions” of the original Koine Greek, but also in including the definitions of the “root words” etymology as well. Revelation 1:3. being derived form the transliterated Greek words, “autos”, “gar”, “kairos”, and “eggys”.
      The root words being for autos being, “aēr”. Both gar, and kairos are root words. And for eggys the root word “agkalē”.

      Now, though Revelation 22:10. (specifically), is translated the same within the King James as saying, “for the time is at hand”, the Greek is different.
      The transliterated Greek for those 5 words are, “hoti”, “kairos”, “esti”, and “eggys”. The root words for hoti are, “hostis”, and its roots are both, “hos”, with its root, “ho”, and the other root for hostis, “tis”.

      For esti the root word is “eimi” which within its definition it means, “to be, to exist, to happen, to be present”.

      I happen to believe that both Revelation 1:3. and Revelation 22:10. are now in “synch”, and that “the time is indeed at hand”!

      Part 3 was…..

      Well if indeed, “the time is at hand”, that would mean that there would have to be a correlation between this “event”, and 1 of Gods 7 Commanded Feasts.

      Lets take a closer look at Shavu’ot, (or Pentecost).

      We are nearing the end of the 49 day “countdown” that runs from the second day of Passover until the Feast of Shavu’ot, (Weeks or Pentecost).
      This 7 week period is called “Counting the Omer”, (Leviticus 23:15,16.). During the Temple period, on each of these days a priest would wave a sheaf (omer) of barley before the LORD as a symbolic gesture of dedicating the coming harvest to HIM.

      This ceremony was called, “tenufat ha-omer”, (waving of the sheaf).
      On the 50th. day however, a sample of the “firstfruits” of “wheat harvest” was baked into 2 loaves of “leavened” bread called, “Shtie Ha-Lechem”, and waved before the altar as a climatic rite of the season, (Leviticus 23:15-20.).

      Notice that this is the only time and only Feast that the otherwise forbidden “chametz”, (leaven, or sin), was ever used by priests for the purpose of worship to a Holy God. (Leviticus 2:11.).

      The Feast of Shavu’ot (weeks), is regarded as the culmination of the experience of redemption since it is directly linked to that of Passover, and ends with the ripened “firstfruits” of the “wheat” harvest.

      The word “firstfruits” in Hebrew, includes the connotation of being “first born” or “chosen”. Or…. being the “firstfruit” of the human family. (James 1:18.)

      Praise Yeshua our KING of kings and LORD of lords. Amen.
      Allow for the Holy SPIRIT to discern His TRUTH.
      His humble servant.

      Love,

      a.

      • To All,

        John 5:30 applies to all of us that follow the Lord of our Salvation, Yeshua the KING of kings and LORD of lords.

        “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”

        Surrender to our Holy KING.
        He is our EVERYTHING. Amen.

        He is the WAY and the TRUTH and the LIFE. Amen.
        Love,

        a.

  24. Just checking here,

    Dru 8, and Marianne,
    Have both of you been getting my emails?

    Love,

    a.

  25. Rare WARNING Dream of Rapture & End Times

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFLTfO7QdRI&list=PL863DC4 8029E7B0FA&feature=plpp

    HIGH ALERT 2012 Onwards For You & Your Family

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S2KbXZyLxo&list=PLD398DE CA0129FD9B&index=2&feature=plpp_video

    this kid’s video, is quiet convincing. all the prophecy from God, it should bring people come near to God,
    that is genuine prophecy.

  26. Marianne, what about opening a thread with links of uplifting worship songs?

  27. To all,

    Please read this letter in this link http://aldomcpherson.com/Letters/AldosLetters/tabid/358/Default.aspx

  28. Lets try that again with the Blood of Yeshua as my witness.

    To All,

    Please read this letter in this link below.

    http://aldomcpherson.com/Letters/AldosLetters/tabid/358/Default.aspx

    Praise Yeshua our KING of kings and LORD of lords.
    Our HOLY and Worthy Lamb.
    The Bright and Morning Star.
    The Name exhalted above all others.
    Amen.

    Love,

    a.

  29. Dru,

    Regarding “Do you think that the reason that the book of Revelation has been unable to be completely understood yet?”

    Oh, I believe that Daniel 12:9 is coming to pass today, now. But, there are so many “false prophets” and false teaching with books and lecture series on “rapture” and “end times” that it is difficult to separate the trash from Truth.

    It is the Lord Who reveals to me when I ask Him a question. Thank you Lord.

    So, here is what “I know” and what I think I know – it is all I know and I “know nothing” because He knows (1 Corinthians 2:2).

    We are so close to the end of the age its ridicules. 6 out of the 7 churches listed in Rev. 2 and 3 along with the world have no clue of the Wrath that is coming.

    “For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith. For God’s [holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative” (Romans 1:17-18, AMP).

    “But by your callous stubbornness and impenitence of heart you are storing up wrath and indignation for yourself on the day of wrath and indignation, when God’s righteous judgment (just doom) will be revealed. For He will render to every man according to his works [justly, as his deeds deserve]: To those who by patient persistence in well-doing [springing from piety] seek [unseen but sure] glory and honor and [the eternal blessedness of] immortality, He will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and self-willed and disobedient to the Truth but responsive to wickedness, there will be indignation and wrath. [And] there will be tribulation and anguish and calamity and constraint for every soul of man who [habitually] does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek (Gentile). But glory and honor and [heart] peace shall be awarded to everyone who [habitually] does good, the Jew first and also the Greek (Gentile). For God shows no partiality [undue favor or unfairness; with Him one man is not different from another]” (Romans 2:5-11, AMP).

    Get you Armor of Light (Romans 13:11-14) and your Armor of God (Ephs 6) on your “self”, cover you home and family with prayer and the Blood (Rev 12:11).

    We are to hear the Thunder of God as in Psalms 29 (see Rev 10.)

    The Lord told me to read Psalms 29 in church a few Sundays ago. Never knew what Psalms 29 was about – until I read it with eyes wide open.

    Just like Paul and Sargent Shultz, “I know nothing”.

    Blessings

    • DJ and All,

      You just have to watch some of the Video’s of this “ON FIRE FOR THE LORD” young guy.

      http://kingdomwarriors.com/

      And regarding the Book of Revelation and Daniel 12:9, (10)* and Revelation 10:4.

      Revelation 1:3. and Revelation 22:10. had to be in synch as they are now for the book to be understood completely.

      Praise our Savior Yeshua the KING of kings and LORD of lords. The Worthy and Holy Lamb. Amen.

      Love

      a.

      • Hello folks Just testing something out

        • much better.

          • Dru,

            Your emails are really messing with my system.
            Maybe we should just communicate here?

            I almost lost all my email and internet capabilities.

            What do you think?

            Love you brother.

            a.

            • A.
              This new/old/repaired seems to be OK on my end. I can even navigate the page with extreme speed, and it even spell checks for me. I could not even post on the 144000 page with the old computer.
              I will have to try and do a longer comment soon to see how it works on those. ( when I am moved to). So you may want to check on your end now?? mine seems normal, though your email came back to me funny. I had some other emails tonight, and they were all normal.

              • Dru my brother,

                That was a reponse of your email, and how it showed up to me.
                I have deleted every email that we have shared together.

                Maybe you should do the same?
                There is nothing that we haven’t discussed that needs to be kept.

                That might be safer for the both of our systems.

                The “whatevers” upstairs have started their thing already, (sigh)
                God the Almighty Father , the Glorious Son and Powerful Spirit will be Victorious.

                I just have to trust as Their humble vessel.

                Be Blessed my brother.
                Love,
                a.

                Praise our Savior Yeshua, our KING of kings and LORD of lords.
                Amen.

                May The Almighty Shine His Face on All. Amen.

  30. DJ
    Amen on psalm 29. What more I know regarding 2 Peter. This Epistle was written for us in the here and now, and is alive with prophecy. What we are entering Now, is the final seven years for Israel, and the prophecy therein. This, though seeming like the final seven years is not, for there will be another seven for the church. This first seven will give the Scoffers found 3:3 the impetus to scoff. If you understand the distinction in Malachi 3:17-18, then you will understand why there are two sevens. We are now seeing the occurences in 2 peter 2. The fallen angels will be released soon, and their activity is increasing as they know their Judgement is coming. They promise false assurance, such as “all will be saved” or such and such a church will be saved, but this is the “freedom” that they promise which is really bondage to human pride, aka original sin. The Goal of sanctification is being a servant, as in that is what we were created to be (see Gen 1,2). This is why Paul calls that goal becoming a “new creation in Christ”. Our opportunity to serve is now upon us. Serving is done by being led by God, and doing his will. His will is that we be like Christ, and give our testimony so that the gospel will be preached to all. We are ready, when we are ready to do his will, and serve our Master and King.

    May his will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
    Sorry for the obtuse answer, but there are others paying attention.
    I am not saying that the pastor you are referring to is in league with the falllen angels, but that he does not understand that to be a shepherd, we MUST be a serve our sheep. When Christ told Peter to feed my sheep three times, I do not think he was referring to church dinners and coffe and donuts! He was talking about Spiritual meat, and 2 Peter is ful of it.

    Read Mark 5:7 In relation to 2 Peter 2:18

  31. yes, six out of seven of the churches in Revelation are not wholly perfect, but Jack Kelly of GraceThruFaith says there will be some saved in all of these except the Church of Laodicea, which is the last church of this age, the “emergent” or “seeker sensitive” church. See his interesting analysis of the Seven Churches of Revelation on GraceThruFaith. Those who will be saved are those who take Jesus as their salvation. Too many now base salvation on “works”. I have to agree although it runs contrary to how I have thought much of my life.

    I can’t see why there should be seven years of tribulation for the Jews and then seven again for the Church. You say it’s so the Church can endure the scoffers. Well, we are now up to our necks in scoffers. At least I am. You may be in a different situation than I am–for indeed things vary greatly from place to place. I live with scoffdom. My son scoffs mightily. My parents scoffed when they were alive, all of my life, although I believe my father returned to the Lord of his childhood on his deathbed. Our national pundits scoff. Even our pastors scoff at those of us who are not “emergent” and “seeker sensitive” just as Jack Kelly puts it. My grandchildren are being raised to scoff. It is a type of martyrdom for those who stick to the faith.
    So we are in the birth pangs.

    Mariel

    • hi mariel

      I do not live for man’s opinion anymore.

      • Amen Marianne,

        It is all Him that are hearts should desire.
        Nothing but Yeshua our Lord and Savior.
        He is our only hope and our everything if we allow Him to be in our lives.

        Praise Yeshua our Savior and KING of kings and LORD of lords.
        The Holy, Holy, Holy Worthy Lamb.
        Worthy of all of our praise for all of eternity. Amen.
        Love

        a.

    • Mariel.
      If you have some time, think about the implications of two seven year periods, that follow one another. I would dare say that most people in the church are pre-trib, or Post-trib rapture people. The scoffing described in 2 Peter 3:3 is based on The Lord not coming when he is “supposed to”. Which means that many of the events in this final seven years for Israel will seem an awful lot like the final seven described in revelation. It will even have a Christ like figure defeating an apparent Ac figure. These two, however, are not the real deal, and are a more localized version of the end time events. The Christ like figure in this first seven, however is the dragon we find in revelation 12,13. Note how the dragon in revelation gives his authority to the Beast.

      Now compare what I have said to the Muslim prophecies regarding the mahdi, and you will see a localized version of the tribulation, complete with its own mini armageddon.(psalm 83 war) Now read revelation 12, the last few verses. The dragon was wrought with the Woman, and went and made war on those who hold to the testimony of Christ. The mahdi/dragon will give his authority to the beast. The beast is a man. This Man will then declare himself as God, The greatest Abomination man can do. Satan on the other hand has been masquerading as God for years now. Old hat for old knob.

      Now Let’s look at what Jesus said in matthew 24. First warning: “see that no one leads you astray, For many will come in my name saying I am the Christ, and will lead many astray.” This is the first seal. “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars” this is the second seal. “BUT THE END IS NOT YET”. Then he goes on to describe the third and fourth seals, before saying “All these are but the beginnings of the birth pains.” Jacobs trouble, is described as a woman in labor. If the first four seals are the beginnings, but the end is not yet, then this means that the four horsemen ride before the final seven year tribulation.

      I could go on here Mariel, But I would request that you pray to God for understanding from the Holy Spirit. Our understanding of End times is so wrapped up in the past understandings of the church, But to understand them fully requires that we Start from square one, and Let the Word of God speak to you. Consider for that time that concept, that the four horsemen ride before the great tribulation, and that there is a difference between Jacob’s trouble, and The tribulation described in revelation. Think out of the box if you will. For me personally, all of the confusion of end time events goes away when you understand this. And the means by which the Ac comes into power becomes glaringly apparent. Many churches, I am sad to say, are falling prey to this deception. 1 Thes. 5:4
      God bless.

      BTW, Tell Jack kelly, that you know one who claims to be a Laodicean overcomer. See what he says.

  32. I do not live for man’s opinions MOST of the time. But if one functions in the world as grandma, mom, etc., one does GET those opinions. So it’s ongoing. Even if no longer anywhere near as important as the opinions of God.

  33. What?

    It is not that hard to understand or I am way to “simple” (Pslams 119:130).

    Does anyone not agree that the fig tree, which Jesus refers to in Matthew 24, relates to Israel and becoming a nation?

    “From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near. So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors. Truly I tell you, this generation (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place” (Matthew 24:32-34, AMP).

    We read Daniel 9:25 to be the restoration prophecy:
    “Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until [the coming of] the Anointed One, a Prince, shall be seven weeks [of years] and sixty-two weeks [of years]; it shall be built again with [city] square and moat, but in troublous times” (AMP).

    We know the definition of a generation is 70 years (Psalms 90:10).

    My interpretation of these verses, in prophetic and fulfillment is:

    The UN “sent forth a commandment” to establish Israel as a nation on November 29, 1947.

    For the generation to witness all the events that Jesus lists in Matthew 24, all those events within Matthew 24 must occur within 70 years of that date.

    1947 + 70 years is 2017. (However, understanding a Hebrew year is 360 days not 365 and adding 70 years may just total an earlier date of November, 2016.)

    With this basic interpretation – in regards to the end of the age and His coming (Matthew 24:3) – all things related to the end of the age and His coming will be fulfilled by no later than 2017 or as early as November 2016.

    This is not date setting (“day or hour”) but a reasonable reading of what the Lord provides believers in response to the question posed by His disciples.

    In the words of another reply “do the math” cause Jesus gave us a “warning” without Paul’s writing in Thess or John’s Rev. These fishermen did not have formal educations or wise bible scholars to consult either.

    Jesus made it simple, so we would be prepared as the 5 virgins in the house waiting for Him.

    I think it is time to be concerned with how (we and our fellow virgin lamp holders) are to be in the house wth a lamp full of oil (HS) and in fellowship with Him than with a lamp (not eought oil?) standing outside in “darkness/night” (?) and not able to can’t get in the house.

    T-minus months and counting (Fig Tree)….to the revealing of the Anti-Christ, then it is to late to run back and get your overcoat (prepare).

    Just read the words of our Good Shepherd – “See, I warned you beforehand.”

    His Love and His Peace to all.

    • hi DJ

      Who are you responding to?

      I got lost somewhere.

      I like your dog. 🙂

      • Louie is a French Bull Dog full of personality –smart with such a look too. I enjoyed his visits to the house – always a few laughts. Louie belongs to my former step daughter in AZ and that pic makes me smile!

        My “What?” was considering Dru’s eschatology along with a few other folks replies (under many topics) that go into some unique interpretations of end of the age and His soon coming.

        I enjoy this blog, reading/screening for insights. But, considering your dream, along with what a few other believers are “sensing”, and my own wakening – these are collectively “warnings” to prepare our personal vessel.

        Could I see some responses to the question – Is the fig tree that Jesus refers to in Matthew the nation of Israel and the lesson of its beginning and growth?

        “From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near. So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors. Truly I tell you, this generation (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place” (Matthew 24:32-34, AMP).

        Is this Israel becoming a nation or not? The question posed by His desciples was “when” and He answered with this lesson.

        If Israel is the fig tree, then “do the math” as lambandthedragon writes.

        ALL these things within Jesus’ reply will be accomplished before the end of that identified generation (70 years, per Psalms 90:10). Seems simple to me.

        We know a generation is 70 years (Ps 90:10) because nothing associated with boasting/pride (80 years) is “good” in the eyes of the Lord.

        Fig tree = Israel?

        “The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple” (Psalms 119:130, AMP).

        • ey DJ,

          I am writing concerning the question you asked: “Could I see some responses to the question – Is the fig tree that Jesus refers to in Matthew the nation of Israel and the lesson of its beginning and growth?”

          The fig tree is the nation of Israel and more. I know this is not the scripture you were referring to, but has a bearing on the discussion.

          Mark 11:13

          Today’s New International Version (TNIV)
          13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.

          Mark 11:20-21

          Today’s New International Version (TNIV)

          20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”

          I have heard a lot of people interpret these verses and it is usually the same; “be ready in season and out of season”. I am not saying that interpretation is not valid, but only that there is much more. The question is why was Yahshua looking for figs on the tree when it was not even the time for figs?

          Micah 7:1

          What misery is mine!
          I am like one who gathers summer fruit
          at the gleaning of the vineyard;
          there is no cluster of grapes to eat,
          none of the early figs that I crave.

          Notice that Yah is not just looking for but “craving” the “early fig” (first fruit being more succulent and more greatly to be desired).
          Yah loves intensely when those of His people break away from the mentality of the masses and the status quo and walks ahead of their time, when it is not fashionable or accepted (early-before its time), willing to endure ridicule and persecution for the love of Yah to do those things that are established by Yah, but not accepted by the masses, all the while acting in a just manner, full of mercy, walking in humility before our Elohim. This is the early fruit that comes by way of Ruach HaKodesh called “revelation knowledge”. Remember when Yahshua asked his disciples, Who do men say that I am, and Peter answered, You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living Elohim. Then Yahshua told him that flesh and blood had not revealed that to him but rather the Father in heaven. This is what Yahshua was looking for and didn’t find-Revelation Knowledge and understanding.

          Luke 19:41-44
          New King James Version (NKJV)
          Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
          41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, 44 and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

          Here is my question, regardless of the exact date Messiah returns, the parable of the 10 Virgins states that they were all slumbering. That is broadly all of us! The Jews (the Church of that day if you will) were looking for something entirely different than what was actually coming. Some of the Gentiles had better vision of who Messiah actually was. Notice the phrase in the scripture above: “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” Yahshua is driving home the point that “they (The Church of that day), the Jews should have known, but it was hidden from their eyes. The knowledge they used to discern with was just the knowledge of their studies, without revelation from the Father of what that knowledge meant “between the lines” if you will. They were only following rituals, the letter of what they were supposed to be doing;

          Micah 6:8
          Today’s New International Version (TNIV)
          8 He has shown all you people what is good.
          And what does the LORD require of you?
          To act justly and to love mercy
          and to walk humbly[a] with your God.

          The understanding the Jews needed was not out of their reach, for David walked in this manner. Yah did not nullify the ritual (the commandments) but He did require them to keep these things in a spirit of love and compassion. In the confusion of this world, this seemingly simple task is extremely hard and evasive. Only through revelation by Ruach HaKodesh in your spirit and mind can we fulfill those things required of us. In Revelation 12:17 we are given a word as to who the dragon is angry with. Would you not agree that this is a clear indication of those who are walking in this life as required by Messiah?

          Revelation 12:17
          Today’s New International Version (TNIV)
          17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring —those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.

          Is there any doubt that these believers are keeping Yah’s command and holding fast to their testimony in Messiah according to Micah 6:8. It is analogous to a three legged stool. Salvation if of Messiah, PERIOD. But we have not received His salvation if we decide to walk in disobedience to His Word; eveyone needs to understand this. You can balance a stool on two or even one leg and think you have done all. But it will fail in that which it was created to do. Messiah will see to it that no one climbs over the wall in the dark, but rather through the gate in the light of day.

          Concerning the parable of the fig tree:
          “From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near. So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors. Truly I tell you, this generation (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place” (Matthew 24:32-34, AMP).

          Notice that when Yahshua cursed the fig tree, that it withered from the roots upward. The roots were still alive and would remain alive until the time for the fig tree (the nation and the people) to be re-born 2 days later (2,000 years), which happened in the 1947-1948 time period. The 2000 year time period being the “time of the Gentiles” which ended when Israel became a nation again and the blindness that had been put on the people of Israel began to leave His people. Before 1948 you would have been hard pressed to find a Jew who believed that Yahshua was the Messiah. But now it is estimated there are more than a million Messianic Jews who have the Testimony of Yahshua and Keep His commandments, along with those of the nations, Ephraim (goyim-Gentiles) who have joined their Jewish brothers and sisters fulfilling the ancient
          scriptures.

          One thing that is important to remember is that the Fall Feasts of Yah speak of the restoration of Israel, the land and the people. While personal salvation is always a must and always part of Yah’s plan up to the last minute, the Fall Feasts speak more to restoring Israel, the land and the people to their place of prominence on the earth. When I say the people of Israel I am talking about those of Ephraim (Gentiles) and Judah (Jews). After the House of Israel (Ephraim) was taken captive by Assyria, the Jews would sacrifice 70 bulls each year for their brethren that had been scattered (sown-wink wink) to the 70 nations of their day, hoping and waiting for their return.

          Look at Acts 1:6;
          6 So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

          This is what has always been the fullness of scripture, restoring His nation and people Israel (Jew and Gentile) in the land of Israel with Messiah Yahshua as their King. For at least 1,000 years this is where we will be on planet earth, with Messiah Yahshua.

          I also believe that return of Messiah will take place “within” the 70 year period from Israel becoming a nation again. You might be right with it being 2016, it is hard to say categorically. I favor 2015, but I admit that I could be wrong. We will just have to wait and see. The main thing is to be prepared and doing what we are meant to do, then we will not be ashamed at His appearing!!!!

          Be Blessed my Brother

          • Al, appreciated your expose’ on the fig tree very much. I thought I would share this story of the growing fig tree and of the planting of a Yeshiva in Israel with Rommel on the furthest point Al Alamein and the Grande Mufti of Jerusalem who loved Hitler and rejoiced at the soon destruction of all Jews saying ‘It would take a miracle to stop Rommel’…

            So Germans and Rommel advancing Rabbi Yosef Kahaneman, laid the cornerstone of a new yeshiva (Torah academy) in Israel in the town of Ponevezh. He was asked “What are you doing… for the Germans will be here in a few days?”

            His response was what ours should be…keep planting..keep trudging. no matter what the enemy is doing…it does not matter and miracles happen all the time… this is what the Rabbi said and did.

            “Even if I am able to spread Torah learning for only a few days,” he confidently replied, “that in itself would be of eternal significance.”

            As it turned out, Rommel was stopped. It was a major turning point in the war.

            As for Rabbi Kahaneman’s yeshiva, it (his Yeshiva) not only outlived Rommel and the Thousand Year Reich, but became the Harvard of modern Israel’s yeshivas, still churning out some of the nation’s greatest Torah scholars to this day…today.

            The fig tree started budding…it is budding no matter how many muslim arabs and nations lop off its’ branches, no one can stop what the Lord has done. He has gathered Israel from the four corners of the earth and even we gentiles who carry Jewish roots upon our shoulders in the in-gathering are part of the scriptures fullfilled and fullfilling today. Many of us have been taking part in Aliyah carryingHis children home if you will, upon our shoulders, with Rabbis from even 1942, we feed, carrying on the building irregardless of the enemies assaults!This is His fig tree budding again. I am a simple gardener and it is always exciting when you see the budding of fruit tree or grape vine that you thought dead, alive and growing. I feel an even greater excitement at seeing the Words of the Lord being fulfilled in our day and even being part of those Words without realizing in its’ infancy, planting trees in the deserts, feeding the hungry on the streets of Jerusalem etc. What an incredible thing to see what the Lord has done in re-gathering HIs Beloved to Jerusalem to see His dear Son soon return.

            http://www.jewishhistory.org/

            • Marie Jean,

              I have not conversed with you before but have read much of what you have written and agree with what I have read. Thank you for the story of the Yeshiva. Everyone doing their small part, making the way straight for Messiah. This is what we are called to do.

              May YHVH bless you and keep you my sister!!!!

            • This is fitting for the budding of the Fig Tree

              • Thank you Al for putting this in here. My husband and I enjoyed it. It is exhilerating to be rejoicing with others in what the Lord is doing in Israel and the world today. Sharing this joy together in our day.

  34. Seven Questions???????

    http://kingdomwarriors.com/

    Praise Yeshua our Holy Savior and KING of kings and LORD and lords.

    Amen,
    Love

    a.

    • A.
      You can send that email to marianne now that i sent you some time ago. If you didn’t lose it on your computer?

  35. I am unable to understand your concepts, Dru. I am certainly aware from personal experience that the churches are largely apostate, but I think that in each church there are those who are not deceived. I don’t think you could be a Laodicean overcomer, as you do not seem to have the thoughts of a Laodicean. You do not have the thoughts of an “emergent” or “purpose driven” member. I do not understand why you would classify yourself in this way. But I do agree that even in the membership of Laodicea, there could be people who know the truth….they are not true members, just members in name only.

    I don’t see anywhere in scripture that there will be two seven year periods, first Jacob’s Trouble, then that of the Church’s tribulation. This is an entirely new idea to me and I have no scriptural verification for it.

    I feel our time is coming to a close and that God is not asking us to entertain new ideas such as this, which would only cause confusion. Many of us have looked many years for truth, and realize we do not know it all, but we have to accept the little we have gleaned with our hard labor of searching and gathering what truth we have, and the whole truth for me is that Christ died for my sins and gave me eternal life with Him.

    • Mariel
      The emergent church is not the only one that is in the laodicean church. In fact the purpose driven stuff is part of the apostacy. Keep your eyes open and fixed on the cross. God bless

    • Mariel,

      You wrote “I feel our time is coming to a close and that God is not asking us to entertain new ideas such as this, which would only cause confusion.”

      I agree with that statement, Amen!

      Dru – there is enough apostacy to go around. “Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [Jesus’ return] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,” (2 Thess. 2:3, NASB).

      What “comes first” is active today – we can expect “the man” to be revealed very soon.

      Get your Armor of Light on (Romans 13:12-14).

      Mariel, found these verses a few weeks ago and share with you.

      “Be surety for Your servant for good [as Judah was surety for the safety of Benjamin]; let not the proud oppress me. My eyes fail, watching for Your salvation and for the fulfillment of Your righteous promise.

      Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy and loving-kindness, and teach me Your statutes. I am Your servant; give me understanding (discernment and comprehension), that I may know (discern and be familiar with the character of) Your testimonies.

      It is time for the Lord to act; they have frustrated Your law.

      Therefore I love Your commandments more than [resplendent] gold, yes, more than [perfectly] refined gold.

      Therefore I esteem as right all, yes, all Your precepts; I hate every false way.

      Your testimonies are wonderful [far exceeding anything conceived by man]; therefore my [penitent] self keeps them [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].

      The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple” (Psalms 119:122-130, AMP).

      • Dj
        Consider this in your thinking. The fig tree blossoms in the Spring, and the Lord is coming in the Fall, and the feasts thereof. In between there are the warm months of summer. Assuming the fig tree will begin to blossom over the next seven years… Remember, that the Jewish people were confused by the fact that Jesus, their Messiah, came as a suffering servant first as opposed to a Warrior king. This confusion led them to Murder him.

        • Dru and all,

          The Lord will return in the fall as you write, most likely during Feast of Tabernacles (Deut 31:9-12).

          Now, consider those foolish 5 virgins, leaving the comforts of the house, going out into the night, buying oil for a vessel that they did not carry with them like the wise virgins (Believers).

          The foolish virgins (Christians) just did not understand or consider Proverbs 23:23.

          It takes time to prepare for His soon coming.

          Yeshua gave us warning as it is written – “See I told you beforehand”.

          So, when “he” is revealed next year and we see what Yeshua spoke of in Matthew 24:15, it may be too late for many foolish virgins “to prepare” for His soon coming.

          Those foolish virgins (Christians) must go out and buy the field, the pearl, or the oil, which is to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness”.

          I’m expecting His return to be during Feast of Tabernacles 2016, which is 7 years (Hebrew calendar years) from October 9, 2009 Feast of Tabernacles.

          There is no way to know the day or hour of His coming with the heavenly hosts behind Him because that Feast has multiple days.

          We will all know next year – at the end of winter, just a few days into spring, but before the Sabbath – when “he” is revealed. Then, there will be a frantic panic. The foolish virgins will be leading the rush to the oil wholesale store.

          All heavenly signs, His warnings in Matthew 24 (Fig tree lesson applying Hebrew calendar years) 1947 + 70 Hebrew yrs = the end of the age and His soon coming to be 2016 Feasts of Tabernacles.

          Time to prepare, because the night is almost over.

          Get your Armor of Light and Armor of God on – make sure it fits and seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

          Blessings to you.

          • Hey DJ,

            You stated above the the 5 foolish virgins are Chrisitians. Could you expand on that some? Just interested in knowing exactly where you are coming from on this. Forgive my redundancy if you have already stated this in a different place. Look forward to your response.

            Be Blessed Brother

            • Clarification – The foolish virgins are “Christians” not “Believers”. A believer is best defined for me in the Ampfied Bible. A believer is one whom “trusts in, clings to, relies”. Jesus is both Savior and Lord.

              The foolish virgins knew about the Word (lamp), some knowledge of the oil (in this case that is the Kingdom – Romans 14:17), and that He was coming when the cry and rushed to prepare (when the 4th seal is opened next year). The foolish “Christians” had a lamp and some oil but no vessel with enough oil in their lamp.

              The foolish virgins are like the other charaters within the parables of chapter 25 – they did not understand, comprehend, appreciate, value or treasure the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Therefore, they are not prepared and as the Lord says “I know you not.”

              The Kingdom is spiritual (Romans 14:17). The “value” of walking in the Light as He is in the Light (1 John 1) is critial to a wise virgin.

              Keep praying and fasting – seek and you shall find, knock (hard and furvently) and it (Kingdom – wisdom, knowledge, undertanding) will be opened to you.

              The seller of the oil is found in Proverbs and that is why the wise could not or would not give theirs (Proverbs 23:23).They knew the value and held it dearly.

              Foolish – read Proverbs chapter 1. Wisdom is the Lord.

              Read Romans chapter 2 and prepare your vessel (2 Tim 2).

              The camel crap is about to hit the fan in the Middle East. Then, the forth seal opens next year. It just maybe to late to leave the field, returning to get the overcoat (Matthew 24).

              Please – focus on the what it means to have a relationship with the Lord, seeking first the Kingdom and His righteousness – then all things will be added to you. As a Believer you will be in the house ready for His very soon return.

              Before His return, there are a few more seals, 6 tumpets and some bowls to be made known in full detail. But, those that “know Him” those that “hold fast” and “overcome” (Rev 2 and 3) will be the wise virgins.

              Blessings

              • I wonder what do you mean by ‘Christian’? Nominal Christian?

                • The Lord knows and knows your heart and my heart.

                  Nominal Christians is another way to phrase it – Nominal meaning “Superficial Christians”.

                  Jesus said in many verses, making the distinctive point between “Believers” and “Nominal Christians” within parables when he said, “depart from me for I do not know you.”

                  They cast out demon in His name and He says “I do not know you”?

                  A superficial relationship would be one that does not hold in their heart the value of that relationship with the Savior their soul and spirit. He is the Good Shepherd, the King of Righteousness, the Prince of Peace, Emmanuel (God with us) and Mighty Counselor.

                  Do you know him?

                  He and the Father are one, right?

                  Then, consider this – “Your will be done, Lord”.

                  What is the Lord’s will? His will is for you and me to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Eph 5:17-18).

                  We must choose His will not ours.

                  “For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light]. For the fruit (the effect, the product) of the Light or the Spirit [consists] in every form of kindly goodness, uprightness of heart, and trueness of life. And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him]” (Ephs 5:8-10).

                  Minimal (value) for me is in not placing a high value on the price He paid for me to enter into the Kingdom (the pearl and treasure in the field).

                  I have “sold out” for Him.

                  Remember that the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy (Romans 13:17). He is the King of Righteousness, the Prince of Peace and the Joy of the Lord comes from the Holy Spirit. Amen.

                  I am a Believer (relies on, trusts in, adherer to with a passion) and as such “he who serves Christ in this way is acceptable and pleasing to God and is approved by men” (Romans 3:18).

                  Do you know him?

                  It is time to find that pearl, treasure and fill the vessel with oil my fellow dear virgin (all 10) and any goats that read this too.

                  For behold, he said “See, I warned you beforehand”.

          • DJ and All:

            I found this to be appropriate and timely given all the talk about the 10 virgins:

            Be Blessed

  36. Yes, the purpose driven and emergent churches are what Pastor Jack kelly called the Church of Laodicea. I have never been to one of those, except that my mainline Protestant Church (Sardis, according to Jack) is becoming more interested in that sort of thing. I think Dominionism is a part of it. Speaking of bad churches, today the Pope’s butler was arrested for having controversial papers in his apartment. It looks like we are spiraling downward at great haste.

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