FEASTS OF THE LORD, PART 1, Updated

Psalms 119:8 “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

One of those wondrous things to behold are the Feasts of the Lord given to the Nation of Israel in Leviticus 23.  The 7 feasts are Prophetic in nature and lay out the first and second comings of Christ and all that is in between pertaining to Israel and not to the church.  The timing of these 7 feasts are based on the lunar calendar.  Each of the feasts is a reminder of events in the Nation of Israel’s history and layout a prophetic timeline for Jesus, the Messiah.  

God in his creation of our world established our events according to his time table, that is his calendar.  Genesis 1:14.  “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years“.  (Just so you know, “the firmament”,  is called “the expanse” in other versions, is in fact “the universe” and an interesting topic for another blog)   God gave us in his creation all the makings for a calendar, sun, moon, stars, light, darkness, in order to establish signs, seasons, days, and years.   The rotation or orbit of the moon around the earth and the earth orbit around the sun provide for seasons, days, and years.  The reasons we have 24 hour days, 29-30 day months (Hebrew calendar) and 30-31 day months + a leap year (Gregorian calendar). 

Accordingly, the basic Hebrew calendar year is one of twelve lunar months alternating between 29 and 30 days: No. In leap years (such as 5774) an additional month, Adar I (30 days) is added after Shevat, while the regular Adar is referred to as “Adar II.”

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This chart shows the difference between the Hebrew and Gregorian Calendars.  The chart breaks months into seasons by color, also giving the days each month has  according to the Hebrew month, and listing the Jewish holidays in each month.  This will be discussed in further detail later.

The Hebrew calendar is different from the Gregorian calendar, established by Pope Gregory.  The following Google search reveals this information: Gregorian calendar is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named after Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in October 1582. It was a refinement to the Julian calendar involving an approximately 0.002% correction in the length of the calendar year.  Calendars, are another story for another blog.

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The cover photo gives the names of 7 major feasts, found in Leviticus 23, that are divided into Spring and Fall feasts. The 4 Spring feasts are listed in different months while the 3 Fall feasts are all listed in the 7th month, Tishri, (Hebrew) or September – October, (Gregorian).  

However, Leviticus 23 has 8 feasts listed, the very first one, The Sabbath, (discussed sooner than latter).   The Hebrew definitions, according to Strong’s dictionary, for the words signs, seasons, days, and years are more of those “wondrous things”  God give us to behold.  When we think of the seasons, we would think of our 4 seasons, winter, spring, summer, and fall.  We would, however, be wrong in doing so.

Genesis 1:14.  “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years

Leviticus 23:2, “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.”

Leviticus 23:4  “These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.”

These feasts are the Lord’s and were woven into the very fabric of Israel’s history.  The Bible demonstrates their significance by explaining their message and God having the Israelites celebrate them every year.     The words translated Feasts and Seasons in these 3 verses are actually the same Hebrew word “moed”.  This word can also be translated appointed, assembly, time, congregation.   Strong”s Dictionary says, “an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): — appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn(-ity), synogogue, (set) time (appointed).”   Therefore, These feasts are “divine appointments” set up as “dress rehearsals” at the specific dates established on the Hebrew calendar.

The first feast mentioned in Leviticus 23 is the “Sabbath Feast”, but not recognized by bible scholars, as part of the 7 feasts, Leviticus 23:3  “Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.”  However, the Sabbath is often part of the 7 feasts because it happens every Friday night at 6:00 PM to Saturday night at 6:00 PM,   I said, “sooner than latter.”

keeping-the-sabbath-holy-banner       The Sabbath is a special event to be  happening as noted above and is discussed beginning in Genesis 2: 2-3, “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”  However the word “sabbath”  is translated 108 times and is first used in Exodus 16:23 and not here.   Questions;  When was the Sabbath set up to be followed or kept Genesis 2 or Exodus 20?  Who first kept the sabbath, Adam and Eve or Nation of Israel?  Well before getting into a plethora of questions.   Let us try to understand what the Bible says about the sabbath!    

What does the Bible say about Keeping the Sabbath?

Keeping the Sabbath is a covenant arrangement with the nation of Israel given in the 10 Commandments, Exodus 20:8-11,   “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”   While, the word “sabbath” was not used, but the description and definition is used in Genesis 2: 1-3.   Adam and Eve may have very well know of God’s sabbath day rest.   Genesis 2: 1-3,  “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made”.    

It may be  inconsistent to think that God would sanctify the seventh day without Adam and Eve not being aware of it and God not instructing Adam and Eve how to observe  the day and why.   It may be  inconsistent to think that way, however, it can argued that from Adam to Moses that no one kept the sabbath day rest observance.  The silence of scripture is somewhat deafening in Genesis in how none of the patriarchs are told about the sabbath or how to observe the day.  However, the fact remains that the patriarchs were told some things about their relationship with the great Almighty.  Cain and Abel’s acts of worship,  God’s conversations with Noah, Abraham, and/or Lot, we are not privy to all of their conversations.   Therefore, we have no idea what they were told about observing the sabbath.

The deafening silence of scripture isn’t so deafening when considering the verbiage of Genesis 2: 2-3, Exodus 16:23-29, and Exodus 20:11.   In Genesis 2:2 the declaration of the sabbath, without use of the word, “sabbath”, could be seen as an evidence that Adam knew of the practice.

In Exodus 16:23-29, the word sabbath is used 4 times in these 7 verses.   In these verses the nation of Israel is instructed, on the to do’s and don’t dos, because of what the greatness of the day.  The nation of Israel knew full well what the sabbath was all about, the feeding of the nation with manna since he pulled them from the  bondage in Egypt.

In Exodus 20:11, This the formal giving of the Law of Moses.  The key point here is the word “remember”, the very first word used in the giving of this commandment. Why would God be telling his people to remember something for them to do if they had no prior knowledge of it?  This question gives way to the fact that the nation knew of the keeping of sabbath.  Their need to to take the reminder serious could come from their 400 years making brick and their God bringing them out of bondage!

In the case of Noah, God observed his sabbath in his dealings with Noah and the flood   You can tell he did by the number of times he uses the term “seven days” in Genesis 7 and 8.   In those chapters God would cause an event and wait seven days or say “after seven days” cause an event.  Genesis 7:4. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.  The old saying is true, “timing is everything.”

Personally, I think when it comes to the sabbath, it is much like a covenant that God declares at different times, like he did with Adam, announcing him King of the Kingdom of Heaven, Genesis 1:26-31.   The observance of the sabbath would have been passed down from Adam to his sons in the same fashion they knew to bring offerings at times of worship as in the story of Cain and Abel. 

However, the question arises as mentioned earlier, why is it not mentioned much before the giving of the Law of Moses?  Since the scripture is quite silent on the particulars on the lives of the patriarchs, we too should remain quite.

APOSTLES WHO ARE NOT OF THE ORIGINAL 12

In the first blog about “The Apostles OF THE LORD” I listed all that were sited with apostles and got to thinking about it.  Then came to mind was 2 Timothy 2:15 and rightly dividing the Word.   Since only a few people not of the 12 were called apostles, Paul, Barnabas, Apollos, and James, the Lord’s brother were called “apostles”.  The others were not actually called apostles.  The Greek word “apostolos” is translated apostle and also messenger.  Others were given a description of an apostle but not actually called an apostle.   There are 6 men named apostles and 2 called messengers,  The following names below are the 8 people that fit the description of an apostle.

Paul,  Roman 1:1 and the 12 other books he wrote,  Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

Barnabas,  Acts 14:14, Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

Apollos,   Corinthians 4:6, 9, And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.   9, For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

James, the Lord’s brother, Gal. 1:19,  But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.

Silvanus andTimothy, I Thessalonians 1:1 and 2:6,     Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.  2:6, Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Epaphroditus,  Philippians 2:25,   Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants

Titus  2 Corinthians 2:25  Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.

Andronicus and Junia–Romans 16:7, “Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.”   They were given a great salute by Paul and said to be known of the apostles.  However, they were not given the title of apostle.  Other Brothers not named but also faithful are called messengers, according to Acts 28:23, “Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ”.

Therefore, the first 6 men listed are indeed apostles, while the others are not apostles, should there be be a difference between the two words!  According to 2 Timothy 2:15 the other men that may fit the description of apostle but not actually called apostles may not be!   Henceforth, Epaphroditus, Titus, and the other unnamed brothers, may not be apostles even though the word messenger is from the same Greek word “apostolos” is used.    While, apostleship is an office, messenger is not according to Ephesians 4:11   “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;”

The authors of the KJV decided to translate the Greek word “apostolos” as “messenger”,  in these cases.   Possible reasons is either to reveal a distinguishing difference in apostle and messenger, or to give an explanation/definition of the word apostle.   The word “messenger” has two Greek words for this word, “messenger” and “apostle”.   Strong’s,  1 “apostolos” as from 649; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ (“apostle”) (with miraculous powers):–apostle, messenger, he that is sent.   And,  2 “ἄγγελος”, from aggello (probably derived from 71; compare 34) (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an “angel”; by implication, a pastor:–angel, messenger.

We  understand there are the original 12 and Christ as apostles.  There is another 6 men called apostles and then others who are called messengers, most likely another 6 bringing the total to 24 plus Christ, who is an apostle, Hebrew 3:1!  Now, having said all that, this brings up an interesting thought.  Suppose, all those who were called messengers were actually apostles.  This would make the total of apostles to be 24, who are men and not angels.  This would be important if you would consider Revelation 4:4  “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold”.  

These 24 Elders, clothed in white, wearing crowns, are not angels,  but saints of the church.  Strong’s defines these “Elders” as comparative of presbus (elderly); older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian “presbyter”:– elder(-est), old, Greek word,  “πρεσβύτερος”, “presbuteros”.   For further details on this see “Who are the twenty-four (24) elders in Revelation?”,  https://www.gotquestions.org/24-elders.html.  Now it is true the Bible provides no verse as to who these 24 Elders are, so says people at Got Questions.  This theory, these 24 elders are the apostles of the church, is a presumption, but it would interesting if further research were possible to make this link work! 

 

 

 

END TIME EVENTS

How Close Are WE?  

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I heard President Trump deliver a speech declaring that Jerusalem was the capital of the Nation of Israel.  Also on Fox News that peace talks would start soon, while other foreign leaders were condemning President Trump for this action.  I think the band is warming up for Daniel’s 70 week to begin!

Daniel’s 70 week , (Dan. 9:24-27) known for it’s teaching on the “Abomination of Desolation” Matt. 24:15  “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)”.  Mark 13:14.  “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains”:  Both of these passages of Scripture are textually speaking of the events before when Christ will be returning as king.  Daniel 9:24-27 is speaking of this same time that the apostle John writes of in Revelation 13, when speaking of the Anti-Christ.  

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The Anti-Christ is going to establish a one world government.  He will set this new world order according to the the chart at the right.  All four of these items are ready to be put in place.  When this new leader shows up he will allow Israel to worship in a newly built Temple for 3.5 years and then break his agreement and demand that he is to be worshipped.  Assigning a mark for his worshippers to wear and those who do not worship him are reserved as the sacrifice, having their heads cut off (Rev. 20: 4)

The Scripture for tracing this teaching is Daniel 7:8-11, 19-26, 9:24-27, 11:36-45, Revelation 13:1-8. 17:1-13, 20:4.   These verses show how the Anti-Christ will rule over a ten nation confederacy that will represent a revived Roman empire.  Once the treaty is signed between the Anti-Christ and Israel, allowing Israel toworship  God The Father.  They will begin to do this in a newly built temple for three and a half years, when the Anti-Christ will put an end to this and demand that all worship him.

John Walvoord summed an article he wrote about the Anti-Christ and the scripture relating topic with this statement.  “The appropriateness of this prophecy to our present day is another indication that the church may be ending its earthly course and that end-time prophecy is about to be fulfilled”.     This article was taken from the Theological Journal Library CD and posted with permission of Galaxie Software.

I agree with Mr Walvoord when he says “end-time prophecy is about to be fulfilled”. Therefore, what we are seeing in the news these days, referencing the recognizing of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the activity with North Korea, and news on the GOP and the Democrats, are in fact evidence that end time prophecy is about to be fulfilled.

ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT?

The time is drawing near as mentioned in the blog about the End Time Events.  We are on the eve of the Anti-Christ playing his “One World Government” card.  Internet sources predict a 2030 date for there agenda to kick off, or be in full swing, that is just twelve years from now.  The goals of the Anti-Christ are laid out in the book of Revelation chapter thirteen.   The agenda of the anti-Christ through the United Nations is to make this happen as seen in the chart.14134705_666038046886022_737894274_n

The last four Presidents were all in favor of this agenda. The Sovereign God to ensure his plan caused an upset in Satan’s agenda with our 2016 Presidential election!  He placed a President in office that has thwarted this agenda like no other!   1 Cor. 1:27-28   “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are”.   If you watch the news you can see how God has gummed up the works for Liberals and the Democrats by his choice of president or the USA in the last election!

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“The only thing they are lacking right now is a sufficient crisis big enough to win enthusiastic public support in America and other nations in the world for full-on global governance,” says Paul McGuire, a Fox News and History Channel contributor and co-author of the new release, “Babylon Code: Solving the Bible’s Greatest End Time Mystery.”        Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/obama-puts-u-s-on-fast-track-to-world-government/#OwDMhe4J6u9E9fsC.99.   
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Do you think the Korean, “Rocket Man” could provide this substantial crisis that would be big enough to kick this off?     But this is no joking matter and I don’t mean to make light of this situation.  But what this really means is that one needs to be sure they have a right relationship with the Lord.  They need to ask God to forgive their sin and ask Christ to come into their heart and save them.   Follow this scripture

Romans 10:9-13 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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THE BIRTH OF CHRIST

We have come to the “Most Wonderfull Time of the Year”, Christmas time!!!  I think most true disciples realize that December 25th is not the actual date of the birth of Christ.  The question is; “Do we have an actual date for Christ’s birth?”  That is a tough one.  The Bible does not give a verse that tells us that exact date, but does lay out various clues that may help zone in on a precise date.  A quick answer can provide the day but not the year, if one would take the feasts of the Lord, given to the Jews in Leviticus 23 as to when the Jews were to celebrate certain things.  slide1-n

         The Feasts of the Lord, given above are broken down into Spring Feasts and Fall Feasts.  Theses feasts have been on the Jewish calendar since the time of Moses and are dress rehearsals for the Israelites to play out each year.  These feasts also lay out the doctrinal and prophetic events that were and those to come for the nation of Israel.  These spring feasts were fulfilled by Christ Jesus to the day and hour.  The fall feasts are believed to be fulfilled the same way!  Jesus will fulfill these fall feasts to the day and to the hour.

          The Feast of Tabernacles,  Sukkot,  points directly to the time Israel dwelt in the wilderness for forty years in booths, i.e. tents.  Sukkot also points prophetically towards our Lord’s second coming, and the millennial reign of Christ, when God will dwell among us.   This feast will be fulfilled in the days to come.   This feast was fulfilled once already when Christ came to dwell with us when he came at his birth and was called “Emanuel, God with us”, Matt. 1:23    “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”    Therefore, this day, The Feast of Tabernacles,  is the day on which Jesus was born!  Therefore, whatever day of the week this day falls on, that day is the date of the Lord’s birthday!   Therefore, the 15th of Tishri, (end of September and beginning of October),  is the day Jesus was born.  What is not known is the year our Lord was born.  Even as the date is now set at December 25th, the year still is unknown.  Those who have viewed the verses and ultra biblical sources have only stated that the year would fall somewhere between 7bc and 1bc, a seven year span that could be the year of Christ’s birth would have been.

The Events that are searched out for this information are things like Herod’s death, the reign of Pilate, why did Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem, the birth of John the baptist, and others like Josephus, an extra Biblical source, and others!  For others that would site the same conclusions you can scan those on YouTube.  Pastor Mark Blitz is one you can check for facts about The Feasts of Israel, author of “God’s Day Timer”.

The Feasts of the Lord at the time they were given by Moses, were prophetic events that would expose all that the Lord would accomplish in the life of Christ for the nation of Israel and ultimately the world.  Jesus fulfilled the first four feasts to the day and hour.   Jesus was the passover lamb, the bread of life, the first fruits of the harvest, and is the head of the church.  He is why the Trumpets are blown, who will be judge on the Day of Atonement, and he is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, when he returns to establish his Kingdom.

The Feasts of the Lord are definitely the Lords.  However they were given to Israel, by Moses, Leviticus 23, and apply to the nation of Israel.  They were to be fulfilled by Israel each and every year to the date and hour and they have been before and after Christ Jesus.  However, the Body of Christ, while not directed to keep these feasts does not mean there is not application to the Body of Christ.

Be on the look out for the blog on The Feasts of the Lord.

The Apostles of the Lord, Cont.

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            The one apostle who is known far beyond he others is Judas Iscariot.   There is good reason for this.  Judas was known for being the greedy treasurer of the group, concluding with the Pharisees for 30 pieces of silver, becoming the traitor of Christ, and for hanging himself.

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.Judas_Kiss    Judas is by far a character, However, the thing he is most noted for is Jesus’s reference of Judas as being the “son of perdition”

           The following two passages of scripture will bear this out.  

John 17:12   “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.”

2 These. 2:3   “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition”

          Jesus is praying to the Father saying He has keep all the apostles, given to him by the Father, except one, the “son of perdition”, that being “Judas”.  And in the second verse this son of perdition is referred to as the “man of sin”, again that is Judas, for he is the son of perdition!  Another interesting verse concerning Judas is in Acts 1.25   “And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell,”  This passage is talking how the apostles were choosing another person to the apostleship to replace Judas.  The interesting thing here is the last phrase one the verse,  “that he might go to his own place.”  So what is his own place?

          So what are we talking about here?   Judas has died and what place is he going to, Abraham’s bosom or hell, Luke 16:19-31, (the story of Lazarus and the rich man), or his own place, should that place be different from those two.   Judas is the “son of perdition”, does that mean he is more than an ordinary man?  Judas as an ordinary man, who is not saved, would be placed in hell, like the rich man of Luke 16.  If Judas was a saved man he would have gone to Abraham’s bosom, like Lazarus, from the same passage.  He could not have gone to heaven at that time for Christ had not died and resurrected yet.  Today the unsaved, lost man when he dies goes to hell. The saved individual, those “Born Again” by the Spirit of God, will go to heaven, 2 Thess. 5:8. “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

          Therefore, what does it mean that Judas is the “son of perdition”, a “son of the damned”, (see strong’s definition of perdition), and he went to his own place?  Jesus was talking with his disciples, calling Judas a devil, John 6:70-71    “Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? — He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve”.  OK, Judas is a devil, so where would be the place that would be his own?  I call your attention to Revelation 9.  However, before looking a Revelation, I want to remind you of the men that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah were angels, Gen. 18-19.  The Idea here is that since angels can transform themselves into men, devils likewise can transform themselves into men as well.  Devils who could do this would give highlights to who were the “sons of God” were in Genesis 6.  Jude gives information as to what may be Judas’ own place, Jude 1:6-7    “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire”.

          Revelation 9 gives us a clue that the “bottomless pit” is the place Judas was headed too upon his death after hanging himself.  Rev. 9:1   “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit” and Rev 9:11   “And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.”   Along with the Jude passage and those of Genesis it is real conceivable that Judas is in fact a fallen angel, a devil, confined to the bottomless pit until a later date, either a time in the great tribulation or at the great white throne judgment and being cast into a lake of fire.

This discussion opens further discussions on who are the sons of God, for Born Again christians are called sons of God in John 1:11-13   “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God”.

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  2 Cor. 15:20-21   “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”.

End Time Events

In the way our country and our world have established themselves, one could say we are in the “End Times”!   It was seen Nov. 28, 2017 that North Korea has an ICBM missile that can now reach the USA!    So the question is, how long is it before the Antichrist plays the “One World Government” card?   There is no doubt that the USA is under the judgment of God, with hurricanes in the south, forrest fires in California, a volcano in Hawaii, and now a vicious threat from North Korea.   This is a very real threat could be the event that could push the USA into WWIII.  We are seeing Sexual Harassment and Assault cases in every area from governmental agencies to the private sector, which alone to be enough to bring the judgment of God upon us.

          The key to the beginning of end time events is the Nation of Israel.  What is happening to them is what needs to be looked at to determine were we are at in the end times.  However, it will take a crisis to bring in the End Times.  Look at this quote from Paul McGuire, a Fox News and History Channel contributor and co-author of the new release, “Babylon Code: Solving the Bible’s Greatest End Time Mystery.   “The only thing they are lacking right now is a sufficient crisis big enough to win enthusiastic public support in America and other nations in the world for full-on global governance,”   

Should North Korea shoot off a missile or the USA set off a pre-emptive strike could be the crisis it takes to set off the one world government movement.  

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