Saturday, July 22, 2017

Modern Technology

What are the specific prophecies coming to pass right
now? Well, two of them have to do with modern
technology.

1  There will be a great increase in travel.
Daniel 12:4--But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a 
secret; seal up the book until the time of the end.
Many will rush here and there...

1--The Increase of Travel
The fastest mankind could travel for thousands of years
was only 30 mph--by horseback. However, in the last
century alone we have gone from cars to airplanes and
space travel, not to mention the modern ships, and
submarines, drones and gliders, tanks with more on
the way, such as putting men on Mars to live.

Because so many people travel today, the air industry
is making it easier to rush here and there just as the
Bible said. You can make reservations and get bored-
ing passes through a cell phone. However, TSA is a
hindrance to bording a plane in a timely manner.
They know everything about you instantly as you
go through the various check points.

But you Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up
the book until the time of the end. Many will rush
here and there and knowledge will increase.

2--The Increase of Knowledge
For thousands of years retrieving and sharing know-
ledge was very difficult. Few had ever read a book.
However, look at today:

The total store of knowledge is now doubling every four 
     years.

80% of all scientists that have lived are alive now.

Every minute 2,000 pages are added to man's scientific
     knowledge.

About 1/2 million books are published each year.

We can do searches about most things from our cell
     phones.

A weekday edition of a major newspaper has more
     information than an average person in the 17th
     century could acquire in a lifetime.

About 1/2 of all medical knowledge is outdated every
     ten years.

Ordinary cars today have more intelligence than the
     original lunar lander.

The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in
     2004.

In 2013, one out of every 8 couples married in the US, 
     met on line.

Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million:
     Radio--38 years
     TV--13 years
     Internet--4 years
     IPad--3 years
     Face Book--2 years

The amount of technical information is doubling every
     two years. A graduating Senior now has obsolete
     knowledge!

These facts come from a source that is a few years old
 and so probably out of date in 2017.

So, you can see, dear reader, that what Daniel prophesied
about 2500 years ago, was being fulfilled in the last cen-
tury, but has taken off in the 21st century.

The more you understand just how all of this technology
is in place recently, the more you will see just how close
we are to the seven year tribulation. Actually, modern
technology is now ready for use by a World Government
and the Anti-Christ. Here is the good news:

Jesus said: "Now when these things begin to take place,
straighten up and raise your heads, because your 
redemption is drawing near" Luke 21:28

YOU DO NOT WANT TO GO THROUGH THE
TRIBULATION!

If you have never asked Jesus to come into your life
and forgive your sins, don't wait! If you are a
Christian but you are living your life without Him,
repent and ask Him to fill you again and to give you
everything you need in order to do His will. As I
have read through the prophetic scripture, I have
noticed that it is for those who are eagerly awaiting
His appearance; those who are full of His Life.







Thursday, July 20, 2017

Signs

Today I want to look at more signs concerning the
people who are in their own land today. As we look
at how things are shaping up for the seven years of
tribulation, we will understand just how close is the
coming of the Lord.

Did you know that the Temple, the Third Temple,
will be rebuilt in Jerusalem according to
Revelation 11:1-8? Can we see any signs that the
Jews are getting ready to rebuild the Temple?

Yes!

In 2012 it was announced that the blueprints for the
rebuilding of the Temple were completed. In addition,
the priests have been trained and the stone altar has
been made. It has actually been used for sacrifices in
recent Passovers. All the furnishings have been made
according to scripture and even the anointing oil has
been mixed.

So, why is building the third Temple so important? It
is because scripture says that the Jewish people will
make a covenant of peace with the Anti-Christ, the
Man of Sin who will allow them to build the Temple
on the Temple Mount.  When this Peace Treaty is
ratified then the seven year Tribulation begins, but
midway through the Anti-Christ will set himself up
as God in that Temple. Daniel 9:20-27 speaks of seven
years connected to the Anti-Christ who will come as
a "man of peace" and deceive the whole world.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 speaks about this Man of Peace
setting himself up as God.

Can we see any signs of a peace initiative today?
Beginning in 1967 world leaders have been holding
meetings to initiate peace in the world. However, all
of them seem to come down to peace between the
Palestinians and Israel. In fact for the last 18 months
the cry has been "Peace and safety in the
Middle East"by world leaders.

Are you bored yet? Please know that the signs in these
last two blogs demonstrate just how close we are to
the Tribulation.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE HERE!
This is what Paul says to the Church of Thessalonica:
"The Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 
For while people are saying there is "peace and safety" 
then sudden destruction will come as labor pains come 
upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape...so 
then, let us not sleep as others do, but let us keep 
awake and be sober...For God has not destined us for 
wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus 
Christ." I Thessalonians 5

Both Jesus and Paul call the bride to be alert, ready,
awake, sober as you watch for your Groom. If you have
never asked Jesus to come into your life, forgive you of
sins, and be your Lord and Savior--don't wait. It is so
important to make Him your longing, your goal, your
pleasure and your delight.

He is coming soon.

"Now when these things begin to take place, 
straighten up and raise your heads, because
your redemption is drawing nigh." Luke 21:28

Here is very good You Tube Video by Pastor Farag
who is a Palestinian.  July 16, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwA4epdHz5E



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What Time Is It?

(I was not able to finish this yesterday because the site
crashed)

Where are we on God's clock? Is it possible to know
just how late it is? YES, it is. And, yes, I keep coming
back to this subject as I read new material.

If you want to know where we are in terms of the end
times, then you must look first at the Jewish people and 
Jerusalem. Why? Because from God's point of view, 
this city is at the center of the earth. Consider what has 
taken place or will take place here.

     This is where King David ruled from
     This is where Jesus died on the cross
     It was here that the church was born
     This is where the anti-Christ will set up his throne
     It is here that Jesus will reign for 1,000 years

Below are eight prophecies that have been fulfilled to
the letter:


1-- Israel will return to the land
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your
children from the east and gather you from the west.
I will say to the North, 'Give them up,' and to the south,
'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and
my daughters from the end of the earth." (Isaiah 43:6)

In 70AD the Jews were scattered but in just the last
century millions of Jews have returned to their land
fulfilling this prophecy. When would they return? In
the last days.

2-- Israel would become a nation again
"In that day the Lord will bring back a remnant of his
people for the second time, returning them to the land
of Israel." Is 11:11

For 2,000 years the Jews were without land promised to
them in the fifteenth chapter of Genesis. (It was an un-
conditional covenant that was not based on obedience.) 
All that changed abruptly 70 years ago on May 14, 1948.
In 1967 the Jews recaptured Jerusalem against all odds!

3 Israel would be brought forth in a day
"Who has every heard of anything as strange as this?
Has a nation ever been born in a single day? Has a
country ever come forth in a mere moment? By the
time Jerusalem's birth pangs begin, the baby will be
born, the nation will come forth." Is 66:8

In May 14th, 1948 at exactly 4PM the members of
The People's Council signed the proclamation: 'The
state of Israel is established. This meeting has ended.'
The prophecy was fulfilled exactly 2500 years after it
was given to Isaiah.

4 Israel would be united again
"I will gather the people from among the nations. I will
bring them home to their own land from places they
have been scattered. I will unify them into one nation
in the land..."

In 926BC the Northern Kingdom was taken away by the
Assyrians and the Jews were not brought back together
until Israel became a nation 70 years ago, for the first
time in 2900 years. Israel's becoming a nation is a signal
that we are living in the last days.

5--Israel's currency would be a shekel
"The standard unit for weight will be the silver shekel...
This is the tax you must give the prince. Ez 45:12, 16

In context this verse refers to the temple that will be
built in the Millennium. Israel's currency was originally
the pound but this was changed to the shekel in 1980.

6--Israel would blossom like a rose in the desert
"Even the wilderness will rejoice in those days, the
desert will blossom with flowers... Is 35:1

My Dad flew over the land during WWII and he had
nothing good to say about it--all dry barren tree-
less wasteland. It fell into desert like conditions after
the Jews were scattered in 70AD. But today? Today
Israel exports flowers and vegetables all over the world.
I hear that the wine made from the grapes grown there
is incredibly good!

7--Israel would have a powerful military
"On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a 
fire pot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among
sheaves. They will consume right and left all the
surrounding peoples, but Jerusalem will remain intact
in her place.  Zech 12:6

Outnumbered against all odds, the Israeli forces have
astounded the world by their victories over and over again 
during multiple wars. The day after Israel became a nation 
she was attacked by Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and 
Iraq--total population of these nations, 20 million. Israel
had less than one million residents. They had few guns,
ammunition or tanks.  What a miracle! 

8--Israel would be a center of conflict to the whole world
"I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the
surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as
well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of
the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem
an immovable rock for all nations. All who try to move
it will injure themselves." Zach 12:2,3

What is going on today? Almost daily the land of Israel,
but especially Jerusalem is front page news--most of it
negative. The UN has been regularly passing resolutions
against Israel for years. It is a little sliver of land about
the size of New Jersey.

Reader, go back over the eight prophecies--and there are
several more regarding the Temple Mount and the build-
ing of a new Temple--that were fulfilled exactly as
predicted. What are the odds?
Now if all these prophecies have come to pass then what
about all the prophecies that are pending in our day?
What time is it? It is the time to become serious about
what God is asking of us and to walk faithfully every day.
It is the time to get busy sharing God's love and pro-
vision with others. If you have never asked Jesus to take
away your sins and to come and reside within you, now
would be a good time.

I have summarized very briefly the first chapter of
The Final Countdown by Pastor Billy Crone. He covers
current events in light of the coming tribulation and
meticulously documents just how close we are. You
can find it on Amazon.










Monday, July 17, 2017

Carnally Minded?

Where there is envy, strife, and divisions among 
you, are you not carnal...? 1 Corinthians 3:3

If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is
wrong, He doesn't ask you to make it right; He 
only asks you to accept the light and truth, then He 
will make it right. A child of the light will confess 
sin instantly and stand completely open before God.
Andrew Murray

Reader, This takes humility before God. Ask Him
to show you how you might be carnal in some area.
Lucy in Peanuts was the Queen of 'Fuss."


Friday, July 14, 2017

The Burning Heart

Did not our hearts burn within us...?
Luke 24:32

We must learn to maintain the secret of the
burning heart--a heart that can go through
anything. It is the simple, dreary day, with
its commonplace duties and people, that
smothers the burning heart--
unless we have learned the secret of abiding 
in Jesus.  Andrew Murray

Reader, this is where I get caught. I am so
prone to my feelings and "same old, same
old" instead of turning to Him as my source
who makes all things good. I am especially
prone to do this after something like last
weekend!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Heart of Wisdom

Teach us to number our days that we may apply our
hearts unto wisdom--or get a heart of wisdom. 
Psalm 90:12

There is nothing like turning 75, a year of the diamond,
as a wake up call to the brevity of life. I don't feel old,
but then I look in the mirror and it does not come back
as a 35 year old face! On Sunday morning the women
looked at Psalm 90 and the verse above rose to the top
and became the central theme of the psalm.

Wisdom: The right use or exercise of knowledge.
Discernment, discretion, prudence. It is true religion;
godliness, the fear of the Lord, obedience to His will.
(Websters 1825 dictionary)

The value of wisdom out of Proverbs 2
Seek it like silver
Search for it as for hidden treasure
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God
For the Lord gives wisdom for the upright
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity
He guards the paths of justice
He watches over the ways of the Saints. 

Psalm 90 includes phrases to encourage wisdom:

Men return to dust at God's Word
He sweeps us away as with a flood
We are like a dream
The grass that is renewed in the morning, fades 
     in the evening
The years of our life are seventy, or even by 
     reason of strength eighty...they are soon gone
     and we fly away. 

The prayer of Moses:

Have pity on your servants
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love
   that we may rejoice and be glad all our days
Make us glad for as many days as you have
      afflicted us, and for as may years as we have
      seen evil.
Let your work be shown to your servants,
      and your glorious power to their children.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands.

Reader, if you took a ball of twine and painted the
tip with a black marker, then pulled the twine out
until it was a pile at your feet, you would begin to
understand wisdom. The tip is your life, the pile is
eternity. The decisions we make in our lives
determines everything in the forever. If you have
never accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord, now is a
good time. If you do know Him but are living for
yourself, it is a good time to both seek His will
and do it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Gift

The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come" And let the one 
who hears say "Come," And let the one who is thirsty 
come; let the one who desires take the water of life 
without price.       Revelation 22:17

Last weekend was a most unusual three days in something
that was multi-layered. About six months ago my sweet
husband began working on a surprise for my 75th
birthday. He made a list of my friends from the past then
called them one by one to come up the mountain to
celebrate my life. Nine women came, some from around
here. Though they were strangers to each other, the Spirit
of Christ was strong and each one formed a healing bond
of  fellowship. Glen took us to dinner, arranged a boat ride
on beautiful Payette Lake, but the rest of the time we were
left alone in a lovely cabin to share our lives and truth with
one another. We laughed a lot, worshiped, prayed together.
We talked a great deal about the days we are living in and
the hope that is before us--His coming and eternity in His
kingdom. It was noted that the ten woman who gathered
somehow correspond to the ten virgins in Matthew 25. I
received many meaningful gifts. Two of the women gave
me the exact same thing with the exact same scripture!
They had never met. Now that made me sit up and
take notice!

Reader, scripture is full of prophetic scriptures that have
not yet been fulfilled, scriptures that are not known for
being prophetic. Like this one,

My Beloved speaks and says to me:

"Arise, my love, my beautiful one, 
    and come away,"
For behold, the winter is past;
And the rain has gone,
The flowers appear on the earth,
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
    is heard in our land.
The fig tree ripens its figs,
And the vines are in blossom;
They give forth fragrance
"Arise, my love, my beautiful one
     and come away."
Song of Solomon 2:10-13