For some time I have been avoiding writing this post, but the links are piling up on my desktop and it is increasingly clear that we are in a cattle chute with no exit opportunity. This is a one way trip into the arena for the bull ride of a lifetime!!
The Beast is ready for a show!!
It appears that for the second time in a mere six months, the Israeli elections have failed and the clamor of the populace increasingly is calling for the Messiah to be revealed, only they may not get what they think they are asking for.
Eschatology, a study of end times, has long been one of my major interests, though it rarely peeks onto this blog. Maybe its because there are too many things that have been more important, or maybe its because immediately people think I’m off the deep end (not that most don’t already think that…). But, I have withheld personal thoughts on current events while delving into the much more predictable and important topics of headship, marriage and the foundation and restoration of kol Israel.
Even now, I am loath to try to assemble the prophetic pieces, but I want to share some links that have been very concerning and thought provoking… Buckle up!!
More than a year ago, now, my wife and I were in the Temple Institute’s bookstore in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was quiet with just the two of us browsing the stacks when she whispered in a very low tone while observing an artist’s rendition of Ezekiel’s Temple at the back of the store, ‘But, doesn’t al’Aqsa Mosque have to come down?’
I agreed, explaining that ‘the abomination can not stand next to a Temple for YHVH.’
The very young lady behind the register at the far end of the store literally flew to our side and sweetly said, ‘May I help you?’ I replied with a simple, ‘no thank you.’
She insisted, ‘I heard you and the mosque doesn’t need to come down. There is enough room to build the Temple next to the mosque and we can co-exist.’
We couldn’t get out of the store fast enough. I knew immediately in my heart that they were totally willing to compromise truth (You shall have no other gods in my face…). And, sadly, this has been further confirmed since then…
Not terribly long after that I was reminded of a study I did a decade ago about the Noahide Laws and their Talmudic but unbiblical basis. Justified on the thinnest veil of partial Scriptures, this is a seven law religious code for the world that may look nice on the surface, but when you dig in you quickly find that it bars all but Jews from the Torah and imposes the death penalty on any who cross it or them.
You may say, ‘yeah, but so what? There is no power or authority…’ You better keep reading!
For a couple decades, every year, the US President reaffirms a resolution of agreement with the Noahide Laws. Here are a few details on that:
Again, you may think this is not a big deal, but you would be absolutely wrong!! In recent years we have watched the preparation for a Jewish Sanhedrin, legal high court, composed of 70 members. Now, this week!!, there is a conference in Jerusalem, September 25-27 to discuss the establishment and enforcement of Noahidism across the planet. It ends with a sacrifice on the Mount of Olives and a dedication into Noahidism for all who choose to participate.
The Noahide Laws literally are designed to prevent the non-Jew from observing God’s Word, specifically the Torah. Non-Jews who keep Shabbat (as we do!) or observe the feasts (as we do!!), will at some point in the future be subject to a death penalty! This article, previously linked, The Tyranny of the Noahide Laws, explains in detail.
Another source that has been tracking in detail this growing issue has a terrific post this week regarding the failed Israeli election and what it may portent for us as Israel clamors for a Messiah. Read the transcript or listen to Israel’s Election Herald’s Rise of Mystery Babylon and Coming Anti-Christ.
I have dear friends who are Orthodox rabbis who don’t see the danger I see. That, too, scares the hell out of me. Without question, this is a coming holocaust, only it will be Torah-keeping non-Jews who will suffer.
Nearly 2000 years ago a young Jewish rabbi prophetically said, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. 20 For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 22 You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. 23 “But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.”
One of that rabbi’s talmidim declared more than 1900 years ago that the mark of persecution in the end would be against those ‘who keep the commandments of God (Torah) and hold to the testimony of Yeshua.’ See Revelation 12:17; 14:12; 15:3; and 20:4.
Who are the people who bear these two ‘marks?’ Who keeps Torah and have the testimony of Yeshua? Hmmm…. Is it the very ones that the Noahide Laws hold in contempt? (Might be a good time to go back and dust off the Revelation of Yochanon, a Jewish mystic/prophet.)
This is decidedly NOT a call for fear, but it is a sober reminder to seek righteousness and trust not the smooth words of man. Read, study and absorb the Scriptures beginning with the Word of God as written down by Moses. The Torah is the foundation for righteousness and is the standard all will be judged by, not church doctrine and commentary or volumes of rabbinic contradictions to Torah.
Seek peace with all men, but trust only One.