ARE “UFO’S” IN THE BIBLE?

ezekiel-s-vision-print-16x20The Vision of the Chariot

In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoi′achin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chalde′ans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out from the north, and a great cloud, with brightness round about it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming bronze. And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the form of men,but each had four faces, and each of them had four wings. Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot; and they sparkled like burnished bronze. Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus: their wings touched one another; they went every one straight forward, without turning as they went. 10 As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man in front; the four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had face of an ox on the left side and the four had the face of an eagle at the back. 11 So was their faces, their wings was spread out above; each creature had two wings, each of which touched wing of another, while 2 covered their bodies. 12 Each went straightforward wherever the spirit went they went without turning as they went. 13 In the midst of  the living creatures there was something looking like burning coals of fire, like torches moving to and fro. And among these living creatures the fire was bright, and out of fire went forth lightning.14  The living creatures move to and fro like the flash of lightning. 15 I looked at living creatures, saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of 4 of them. IMG_20180228_140055

16 Appearance of wheels constructions and their appearance was like gleaming of a chrysolite. So 4 had same likeness, their construction was wheel within a wheel. 17 When they went, they went in their four directions without turning as they went.18 The four wheels had rims and they had spokes; and their rims were full of eyes round about. 19 When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them when living creatures rose from earth wheels rose. 20 Where the spirit would go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 22 Over the heads of the living creatures there was the likeness of a firmament, shining like crystal, spread out above their heads. 23 Under their firmament their wings stretched out straight toward others. Each creature had two wings covering body. 24 When they went, I heard the sound of their wings like sound of many waters, like thunder of Almighty sound tumult like sound of a host; when they stood still they let down their wings. 25 There came a voice from above the firmament over their heads; when they stood still, they let down their wings. 26 Above the firmament over their heads the likeness of a throne appearing like sapphire and seated above likeness of a throne was a likeness of human form.27 Upward from appearance of his loins was a gleaming bronze, like appearance of fire enclosed round about. Downward appearance of his loins was fire and brightness about him. 28 Like the appearance of the bow is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. The appearance of the likeness is the GLORY of the LORD when I saw HIM I fell upon my face, and heard HIS voice of one speaking. Again in Ezekiel 8:6, is another encounter with a message from God to people on earth through Israel.ezekiel

Son of man, do you see what they are doing … things that will drive Me far from My sanctuary?” (Ezekiel 8:6). Do you see? Do you want to see what drives God from His Dwelling Place? Do you want God to simply visit you? Or do you want to dwell with God? The idolatrous practices listed in Ezekiel 8:3-5, 9-12, 14, 16 originate in Babylon the Bible says are detestable to God. All 4 idolatrous practices have to do with pure worship of God. 4 most detestable practices in God’s Eyes drives HIM far from HIS Sanctuary. “So HE brought me into inner court of LORD’s HOUSE. There, at the door of the Temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward Temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east in Ezekiel 8:16. The 25 men knew and loved the LORD; yet grievously bowed down and worshiped the sun. So God said their actions drive HIS PRESENCE from Temple. Scripture said 25 men in God’s Temple serve sun gods as heathen do across all cultures, to celebrate the sun gods on the ancient winter solstice the Roman shifted in Christian time. The Catholic Encyclopedia document Mithra Winter Festival. Constantine in Vatican built atop a hill Mithras cult worship of sun. History records a common practice in fifth century worshipers entering St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to turn at door, put their backs to the altar, and bow to down to worship the rising sun. In the Old Testament history book of 2 Kings, Elijah was taken up to heaven. And the evidence that Elijah went up to heaven means Jews expect him to return. In 2 Kings 2:11-12 as they were walking and talking, suddenly chariot of fire appears drawn by horses of fire. Drove between the two men, separated them and Elijah was carried by whirlwind into heaven. 12  Elisha saw it so cried out “My father! My father! I see chariots and horsemen and they disappeared from sight. Elisha tore his clothes in distress but received mantle of Elijah to carry on his work so went to join the other prophets waiting. Since Elijah went alive into heaven Jews expect him to return to continue work of God so pray for his return daily. They leave wine on the table for Elijah during the Passover meals each week.

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And Malachi 3:1 states Jesus said Look! I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me. The Lord you seek will suddenly come to His Temple. And the messenger of the covenant who you look for eagerly is surely coming,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. Matthew 11:9-10 says John is more than prophet so Scripture confirms messenger ahead of Jesus to prepare way before Jesus.’ In Malachi 4:5-6 God said Look I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the LORD arrives. 6 His preaching will turn hearts of fathers to their children and hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise I will come to strike the land with a curse.” Elijah was taken to heaven so never tasted death. In the end time before return of Jesus on earth, Elijah us expected in Israel to evangelise with 144,000 male Jewish virgins sealed by God. Matthew 17:10-13, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Why do teachers of the religious law insist Elijah must return before Messiah comes? 11 Jesus replied, Elijah is indeed coming first to get things ready for the Messiah. 12 Elijah lived and was not accepted by Baal idol god worshippers who threaten his life. In the same way they made Son of Man Jesus to suffer. 13 The disciples realized Jesus talked about John Baptist beheaded by King Herod, so Elijah will be beheaded when he returns to preach in Israel again during end times days. It will precede the Armageddon battle in Israel and the Millennial Reign of Jesus. And Jesus said John the Baptist was not Elijah but was a representation of him. Since both will meet same fate of abuse by those who reject Jesus literally they kill the messengers of Christ. But Elijah will arise in 3 days after death. Another fascinsting story is Enoch walked with God and is father of Methuselah at 300 years plus daughters in Genesis 5:22. Enoch listened to God, talked with God and obeyed God. Enoch enjoyed special relationship with God for he devoted his entire life faithfully to serving God. At 365 years old God said it was time for Enoch to leave earth to go to heaven so God took Enoch alive to heaven, Genesis 5:24. By faith Enoch was translated so did not die so pleased God in Hebrews 11:5. Enoch was taken in the whirlwind in golden chariot like Elijah to heaven.a2d064b5cc73fc032dc702ade6522304IMG_20180313_151009

As God’s chariot with rotating wheels visited Ezekiel so Enoch and Elijah rode God’s chariot alive into heaven so the Bible says there will be signs and wonders from God in heaven in the skies. God’s signs and wonders fulfill the end time prophecy warnings to alert mankind of imminent coming of Jesus in the cloud in rapture and in Second coming in the Millennial Reign. Some signs emit rays, fire, thunder, tsunamis etc. Others are to get world’s attention to look up to expect Jesus back. Like things of God, other spiritual forces in heavenly places mimics God’s great signs and wonders too. It is important to determine “UFO” from God as signs manifesting warnings in Bible in Matthew 24:29-30 and Luke 21:10 among other verses. And so these wheels in wheels Ezekiel saw and other chariot of fire Elijah rode into heaven is similar to various objects from God as promised for use as signs and wonders. Objects used for signs and wonders of God are seen by numerous people too. The special angels of God are created to represent symbols of messages given to Ezekiel. This special multiheaded angels with beasts had a specific meaning for Jewish people in exile to understand:

  • There they bring God to Ezekiel
  • To let them know it takes longtime
  •  To bring message of hope to them
  •  To point people to God to be saved

Bible gives answers to what is going on in the world at this time. In Matthew 24:3-14, Jesus gives us a description of our day:

And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately saying, Tell us, when shall these things be and what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world? Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying I am the Christ; and shall deceive many. And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars be not troubled for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom: and shall be famines, and pestilences, earthquakes, in divers places. All these are beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and hate one another. Many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many. Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Those who endure to the end will be saved. So Gospel of God’s Kingdom is being preached in all the world for witness to all nations then the end will come in Matthew 24:3-14

This scripture tells us in the time Christ returns to earth these conditions will be happening. Jesus warns people against “deception” as the above scripture says some would do. This truth answers the questions in scriptures. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 says, “False apostles, and the deceitful workers, transform into the apostles of Christ so no marvel satan himself is transformed into angel of light. If his ministers transform into ministers of righteousness so their end is according to their works.” How can we protect ourselves from this sort of deception? The Bible tells us we must study the Bible to know what the Holy Scriptures tell us about this kind of thing and avoid it.

Jesus said, ‘Take heed you are not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draws near do not go after them.’ Luke 21:8 Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. Continue in things you learned, assured of, knowing you learned from childhood the Holy Scriptures, able to make you wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness: That the man of God as believers may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:13-17 Know therefore before God Lord Jesus Christ shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and Rule His kingdom. 2 Timothy 4:1

If you study Scriptures you will know the LORD warns in Deuteronomy 4:19, “those who lift up eyes to heaven and see the sun, moon, stars, all the host of heaven so driven to worship and serve things, the LORD God put in nations under heavens sin against God.” Those looking into heavens for spaceships for answers to life need to seek the TRUE CREATOR God of heaven. Followers of Jesus, know if anyone says to you Lo here is Christ of is there do not believe. For there shall arise false Christs, false prophets showing great signs, wonders so much if its possible shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before if they shall say to you, Behold, He is in the desert; do not: behold, He is in secret chambers; believe it not. For as lightning comes out of the east, and shine in the west; so shall the coming of the Son of man be Matthew in 24:23-27. This Scripture tells us Jesus will RETURN to the earth to judge all people so that event is being prepared and heaven is watched for His return. He said this event occurs during a time of great deception in the earth so do not be deceived as His followers. 

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbid marriage, command to abstain from meats God created to be received with thanksgiving for those believe and know the truth. 1 Timothy 4:1-3

Jesus’ followers be aware some UFO are imagined things if watching too many science fiction movies. So some reports probably do fall under such a category or mental health. However, many who idolise the aliens and UFOs cannot be dismissed as oddballs, eccentrics. They are scientists, intellectuals, government leaders and astronauts. So what is these strange sightings invading the heavens and does the Bible give explanation for them? Natural or supernatural reports in news show unexplained sightings of strange manifestations. The origination is one or two of these sources: “natural” or the “supernatural.” If a source is in the natural it is explained by scientists or people responsible for occurrence. If the military do this in regard to crash of Roswell flying saucer with explanation of weather balloon and dummies falling from the sky. But the unexplained lights in the sky show up on radar as the lights over Phoenix, if no physical explanation found for phenomenon, assume dealing in the “supernatural” or spiritual realm. Realize all “supernatural” occurrences come from two sources: satan or God. In spiritual realm two kingdoms, satan or the devil’s kingdom and God’s Kingdom. Since satan is enemy of God, so tries to lead people into deception taking their attention to things not of God to ensnare their souls. Emphasis on UFOs or aliens extraterrestrial beings is a disguise for satan’s activities and demons. They are designed to lead people astray by tactic to blind people to Gospel of Jesus Christ, capture minds with new age philosophy incorporating belief in UFOs and aliens.4-lc-by-ted-larsen

Demons Impersonating Aliens

Many science fiction movies over the years conditioned hearts and minds of this generation to accept demons as the aliens from outer space. So very young children view E.T. as a friend sets them up to accept demons as good entities instead of evil beings. No wonder they are deluded into believing they were good heavenly visitors. Star Trek and Star Wars, with a host of other science fiction movies, encourage interest in life in outer space, thus preparing a whole generation to accept UFOs and aliens. They should be taught to stand against deception that comes along with these movies and encouraged to understand the reality of a real heaven and hell. As Christian parents we should be careful about allowing children to view these sorts of movies as it prepares children early to accept the witchcraft and new age philosophy incorporated in such films. Most people see UFO objects or “little green men from mars” fail to realize what they see are not aliens from another planet but evil spirits disguised as aliens to lead people astray. The reason they see demons manifest is because they have in some way opened their spirit up to receive this deception. How can one do this? Those tampering with things of darkness satan’s domain becomes susceptible to satan, demons attacking or manifesting to them.

Witchcraft Can Cause UFO sightings

Many people who see extraterrestrial beings, involved in types of witchcraft or place encounters these things as site for witchcraft or close friends or family involved in it. Scriptural definition of witchcraft is power practice of witches of evil or occultic nature constitutes witchcraft abomination to God. Bible says Manasseh, the most wicked king in Israel practiced witchcraft as a result Israel was taken captive by the enemies in 1 Chronicles 33. So King Saul in Old Testament consulted witch for guidance resulted in downfall death in 1 Samuel 28Misguided Christians do witchcraft practices without knowing truth about what they are doing end up suffering consequences of their involvement. This happens in ignorance, going to “fortune tellers studying astrology, other occultic teachings. Come under oppressive spirit of fear and torment and health begins to fail, sever relationships and financial problems, spiritual world of the demon spirits invades house, other experiences manifest frightening sounds and smells. The sound of a window glass breaking, yet no broken windows in house after gone fortune tellers for reading home smell bees wax candles burning in the house; racing through house find no candles burning. Fortune tellers claim to be religious people with hands placed on Bible. They put money for their fees under Bible deceived so fall into trap of deception do not know scripture forbid such practices. Be filled with Holy Spirit study Scripture and receive deliverance from demon spirits. The Supernatural phenomenon surrounding UFOs in different areas many times is traced to practice of witchcraft in the area. When corporate satanic practices go on in certain vicinities, unexplained sounds, weird displays of sights, lights, electrical shorts can occur. These occur without any natural explanation as they are coming from satanic spirit world. Many practice witchcraft by covens producing these sorts of satanic manifestations. These practices slaying, blood letting, castrating of cattle or other animals the people who know nothing of spiritworld think deaths result of extraterrestrial beings attacking cattle or animals. The truth is those who are satan’s followers seduced into animal sacrifices to know higher realms of power. And so satan’s ultimate goal is to destroy souls and damn them to hell. Scripture in New Testament of Bible tells us what we are to pursue or what to avoid not to come under satan’s influence witchcraft:

The works of the flesh manifest as adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulation, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and I tell you now, as I told you in time past those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:19-25

Lack of Knowledge Opens UFO Door

Hosea 4:6 says, “My people destroyed for lack of knowledge” Many of God’s people can be destroyed if involved in modern-day cults, New Age practices. Seek knowledge of Word of God so that we are not vulnerable to satan and his demons. Many Christians are wasting time reading many worldly books and watching too much secular television while spiritual knowledge of the things of God is very limited. This gives enemy advantage over them. The LORD does not want us to suffer destruction. The Bible tells us in John 10:10 we have an enemy satan who is a thief who robs and destroys lives. Jesus came to give us abundant life more abundantly. “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy: Jesus comes so we have life to have it more abundantly. Jesus is the good shepherd: good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep in John 10:10-11. So people deceived by cults are ignorant Christians who do not know the Bible. Return to the Word of God as standard for guidance and answers as warned in 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 not to accept any other gospel but the Gospel of Christ, “I fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through subtlety, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity in Christ. If they come to preach another Jesus, whom we have not preached or receive other spirit, not received from God, other gospel, not acceptable to God do not bear with such.” Knowledge of TRUTH keeps from spirit of error so first receive TRUE Gospel found in John 3:16-21:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because has not believed in the Name of the ONLY begotten Son of God. This is condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light because their deeds, evil. For every one that does evil hates light, neither come to light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Those doing truth come to light, that his deeds may be made manifest as they are done through God. John 3:16-21

We live in perilous times. As Christians we are promised that we shall not be destroyed but through the power of the Holy Spirit we shall be able to live an overcoming life in Him. However, if we do not seek Him and His truth, desiring His righteousness, we can become deceived and believe a lie as spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:8-13:

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:8-13

Satan does lying signs & wonders

From this scripture we can see that Satan is able to perform “signs and lying wonders.” Among these are the Satanic UFO manifestations. God is also capable of performing supernatural signs and wonders but His works will always bring glory to God and point people to salvation through Jesus Christ. We must have the discernment to know what is of God and what is not of Him. This only comes as we know Him personally and know more of His Word. In 1 John 4:1-6 we are given this advice:

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 1 John 4:1-6

Power of God’s Spirit Protects

We must have the power of the Holy Spirit to live in victory and overcome the enemy and his deceptions at this hour. We must ask to be filled with the Spirit and seek Him with our whole heart and turn away from all that is not of Him. Pride stands in the way of many. We must not be high minded, but seek God in humility asking Him to keep us from deception and error in this hour of much evil.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:1-7

Christians, in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 says to “Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good.” If you are one of those who ensnared by satan’s deceptions, there is a way out. The Bible says in James 4:7-8: “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Clean your hands, sinners; purify your hearts, double minded.” If you know people who are in bondage to Satan and his deceptions, remember we are to pray for them to receive the light. We are called to love. We must remember our battle is not with people (flesh and blood) but with the forces of darkness that hold their minds captive to a lie. The Bible should have the last word on this subject. Here is what we are told in Ephesians 6:10-18:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Ephesians 6:10-18

Life In Outer Space?

The only worlds the Bible speaks of as being inhabited are this earth, heaven and hell. This does not rule out the possibility of other galaxies that have planets that contain life but the Bible was given to man so he would know how to live in this life and procure heavenly life in the world to come. To speculate on things that the Bible is silent about is presumptuous to me. Many people are spending hours seeking to understand the mysteries of the universe but haven’t even taken the time to understand the mysteries of this life that are revealed in the Bible. To me it is more egotistical to theorize and allow my imagination to conjure up things that the Bible is silent about. Many people seeking the mysteries of outer space are prone to receiving suggestions and suppositions that are not Biblically based. When we delve into things the Bible is not commanding to seek opens to deception. Christians our goal should be to first be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ and get the Gospel out. I do not know everything God has in store for His children in the world to come, perhaps exploring the galaxies is one of them. However, we should leave those things to God and the future we have been promised in Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

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Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 1:10 Cn: Heb lacks in front
  2. Ezekiel 1:10 Cn: Heb lacks at back
  3. Ezekiel 1:13 Gk Old Latin: Heb And the likeness of
  4. Ezekiel 1:15 Heb of their faces
  5. Ezekiel 1:17 Heb on their four sides
  6. Ezekiel 1:18 Cn: Heb uncertain
  7. Ezekiel 1:22 Gk: Heb awesome crystal
  8. Ezekiel 1:26 Heb lapis lazuli
  9. Ezekiel 1:27 Or it
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JESUS, SODOM & GOMORRAH

Burning_cityEzekiel 16:48–50 in Bible, God compares Jerusalem to Sodom saying that Sodom never did what you and your daughters have done.” He explained sin of Sodom “She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, unconcerned, did not help the poor and needy. Sodom and Gomorrah cities gave themselves to fornication by going after strange flesh so set to suffer God’s vengeance of hell’s eternal fire in Jude 7. Biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah records in Genesis 18-19 says the LORD GOD and 2 angels spoke to Abraham about outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah as their sin was grievous in Genesis 18:20-33 Abraham pleaded with the LORD God to have mercy on Sodom and Gomorrah for Abraham’s nephew Lot’s family living in Sodom’s sake. Genesis 19 says 2 angels disguised humans visited Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot met them in City square urged them to stay at his home so they agreed. Before they went to bed, all men from parts of the city of Sodom, young and old surrounded his house. They asked Lot ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight bring them out to have sex, Genesis 19:4-5. The angels blinded men of Sodom and Gomorrah, urged Lot and family to flee from City to escape wrath of God to be delivered. Lot’s family fled city and the LORD rained down burning sulfur upon Sodom and Gomorrah from the LORD GOD out of the heavens. God overthrew 2 cities and entire plain and all in the City in Genesis 19. Sodom and Gomorrah  term  “Sodomy” refers to the anal sex between two men’s consensual homosexuality was part of reasons God destroyed two cities. Men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted the homosexual gang rape of the two angels disguised as men. Bible account says homosexuality was part of reasons God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Sodom and Gomorrah was not exclusive in terms of sins they indulged in.                                 meteor_burning_city_by_player_designer-d4gs059judgment_day-FearLeviticus 18:22 refers to homosexuality “abomination Jude 7 declared, Sodom and Gomorrah and surrounding towns gave themselves to sexual immorality and perversion. Homosexuality was not the only sin which cities of Sodom and Gomorrah indulged in it appears to be the primary reason for destruction of the cities. Some attempt to explain away biblical condemnation of homosexuality sin of Sodom, Gomorrah is inhospitality but men of Sodom and Gomorrah were inhospitable to the visitors. They were hostile by the inhospitable homosexual gang rape. God completely destroyed two cities and all their inhabitants for guilt of many other horrendous sins, so homosexuality was part the reason God poured fiery sulfur on cities, completely destroying all of their inhabitants. To this day Sodom and Gomorrah location remains a desolate wasteland. Sodom and Gomorrah serves as the powerful example of how God feels about sins in general and homosexuality specifically. Romans 1:16, says not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the POWER of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes first to the Jew then to Gentiles. 17 In the Gospel is the righteousness of God revealed by faith from first to the last as written, righteous live by faith.sins-of-sodom-and-gomorrah

God’s Wrath Against All Sins

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what is known about God is plain to them for God has made it plain to all. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, HIS eternal power and divine nature are clearly seen and understood from what God made so people have no excuse. 21 For although they know God, they neither glorified HIM as GOD or gave thanks to HIM but their thinking is futile so their foolish hearts darkened. 22 They claim to be wise, become fools.Sodom-and-Gommorah

Deuteronomy 29:23 Land is brimstone and salt, the burning waste, unsown, unproductive, no grass grows in it like overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim the LORD overthrew in HIS anger and in wrath. Luke 17:29 On day Lot went from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven to destroy all. Isaiah3:9. Expression of their faces bear witness against them, they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it Woe to them they bring evil on themselves.0-sodom-gomorrahIsaiah 23:19 Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, glory of Chaldeans’ pride will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. Jeremiah 24:14 “Prophets of Jerusalem have seen a horrible thing: committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; to strengthen the hands of evildoers, So no one turned back from wickedness All of them become to God like Sodom, inhabitants like Gomorrah. Lamentations 4:6 Iniquity of daughter of MY people greater than sin of Sodom overthrown in moment no hand turned to her.sodom-and-gomorrah-we-should-be-warned

Ezekiel 16:44-58 “Behold, everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb concerning you, saying, ‘Like mother, like daughter.’Amos 4:11 “Overthrown as God did to Sodom and Gomorrah you were like a firebrand snatched from a blaze; Yet not returned to Me,” declares the LORD. Matthew 10:15  “Truly I say to you, it is more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. Luke10:22 I say to you it will be more tolerable that day for Sodom than for that city.sodom

Matthew 11:23-24 “You, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, you will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. Luke 17:28-30 “The same happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 2 Peter 2:6-9 God condemned Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction reducing them to ashes as an example to those who live ungodly lives thereafter.233xNxGeographyOfSodom.jpg.pagespeed.ic._c_afLTwFp

Jesus said end-time events will parallel those days of Sodom and Gomorrah’s destruction. Those conditions and still happening globally and so important to ensure people learn from living history. It is more tolerable for sodom and for gomorrah destroyed by fire from God in heaven. But worse for tribulation Wrath of God unfolding in world relentlessly with earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, storms, floods, tsunamis, wildfires, pole shift, Sun scorches people to death, droughts, famines, plagues, rivers turn to blood, one third trees die by fire, one third seas, oceans bitter by Wormwood, blood moons, blue moons, black moons, darkness on earth and snow moon one third ship destroyed, thunder pollutions it seems the world is experiencing all these great tribulations changes peak so culminate in end time events. So this is then completed by Rapture escape and finished by Armageddon battle and the return of King Jesus to rule earth from Israel. So as it was in the days of sodom and gomorrah and fire fell from God in heaven, comets, asteroids, wormwood star nibiru, electromagnetic waves also perturb planets so shall it be at coming of Jesus Christ. These things happening are Bible prophecy warns people in the world to wake up, repent, be saved in Jesus Name with thanks and Glory to God. God’s Compassion, Grace, Mercy extends to all today because God does not want anyone to perish. Corruption and greed was part of the problems of Sodom and Gomorrah. Wealthy people enriched themselves at the expense of the poor and needy until God warned them to remember they are stewards of resources created, provided and owned by God. Warnings fell on deaf ears so they continued regardless with business as usual until God stepped in to destroy the 2 cities. This is the reason why Jesus warns the rich in Revelations 19:15 that God will judge the rich to give account of how they used God’s resources on the earth on behalf of all humanity. Repent and ask God to forgive you even if you are very rich and wealthy. God loves people to prosper, be rich to enrich others as conduit of financial blessings to help others to get healing from God. It is not good to gain whole world to lose your soul for the perishable things of this world. Receive gift of eternal life by Christ salvation.

SON OF MAN SIGNS IN SKY

the-new-shambhalaThe Sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven says Matthew 24:30. Darkness in the last days before Jesus will Return suddenly and appear in a white cloud in sky. Miracles, Signs, Symbols Jesus said are God’s Plan for the End times harvest of souls. There will be Signs in Sun and Moon, Stars on earth, distress of nations with perplexity because of roaring seas. In Revelations 14:14 John looked up and saw a white cloud and seated on a cloud is “SON OF MAN” with Crown of gold on His head and sharp sickle to harvest the church to heaven but evil wicked burn like chaff. Warnings and judgments did not produce reformation so sins of the nations are filled up so become ripe for judgments. Represented by the harvest is emblem used to signify gathering of the righteous ripe for heaven by mercy of God. The harvest time is ripe so the believers ready for heaven like wheat of the earth shall be gathered into Christ’s garner. Enemies of Christ destroyed, by sin ripe for ruin not spared any longer. The wine-press wrath of God is terrible calamity, sword, shedding the blood of wicked. Patience of God towards wicked sinners is worst punishment in world so is happening all over the world. Though long-lasting, everlasting and ripeness in sin is a sure proof of God’s judgment at hand. The Son of man sitting on cloud is The Saviour, Jesus Christ Lamb of God in Revelations 14:14. Thrust in His sickle on earth cut down harvest to gather His people to himself in heaven. The earth is reaped so righteous rescued from the great tribulation destroying people. The end will come after church is redeemed God’s work contemplated accomplished. whitehorse

Results of the work of the Saviour Jesus’ glorious harvest of righteous souls is the reason for Signs of Son of Man in cloud in sky seen globally shining as Brightly as the Sun to redeem the righteous ones. According to other different notions of the harvest is interpretation of the verse that God is calling in Jews and His elect by preaching gospel to them. And God’s vengeance on antichrist and adherents, is fully expressed in Revelations 15:1-16:21. Jesus sitting on the white cloud so thrusts in His sickle on earth puts forth, power in His hand in answer to angel time has fully come for this great event. The earth is reaped and harvest of souls get into heaven. Reaping harvest is used as the designed wrath of God and HIS judgments inflicted on wicked as seen in Isaiah 17:5. The two meaning correct because after wheat gathered one-third of trees destroyed so is one third of seas, and one third of lakes, oceans destroyed and one third of people. Judgments of God on antiChrist contemporary with a pouring of fifth and sixth vials on beast and followers. Destruction of Babylon is expressed in the language of Jeremiah, 51: 33. More Signs and wonders in Sky affects the whole earth so not limited to Israel or Babylon. Consequences of sign of man Jesus entails the whole world. inspirational-bible-quotes-68

BIBLE REFERENCES ON SIGNS IN SKY:

Acts 2:19 ‘WONDERS IN SKY ABOVE AND SIGNS ON EARTH BELOW, BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND VAPOUR OF SMOKE.
Luke 21:25:There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves.
Genesis 1:14 God said Let there be lights in the heavens to separate the day from night and let them be for signs, seasons and for days and years.
Genesis 9:12-17 GOD said, “The Sign of Covenant between GOD and Abraham is for every living creature for successive generations.Eschatology_The-Coming-of-the-Son-of-Man_620blood-moon
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Luke 21:11 Great earthquakes happen in various places plagues and famines; terrors with great signs from heaven.

 

Jeremiah 10:2: Thus says the LORD, “Do not learn the way of the nations, do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens Although nations are terrified by them.

Revelation 12:1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with sun, and moon under her feet on her head crown of 12 stars delivers Son Jesus saved into heaven from the dragon.

Revelation 12:3 Another sign appeared in heaven and behold great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.

Joel 2:30 “Display of wonders in sky and on earth, Blood, fire, columns of smoke.

Revelations 15:1, Another Sign appears from heaven which is great and marvelous as 7 angels pour the last 7 plagues which are the last wraths of God so judgement of God is finished.

Matthew 24:30 “The Sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, all tribes of earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with POWER and GREAT Glory.

 

 

WORMWOOD IN THE BIBLE

Gods-Wrath-From-Heaven_Rev-6-thru-8The meaning of Wormwood is found in Bible in the old Testament in Bible. In Hebrew, la’anah, is the wormwood Artemisia absinthium of botanists. It is intense bitterness. Deuteronomy 29:18, Proverbs 5:4 and Jeremiah 9:15, Amos 5:7. Wormwood type of bitterness for affliction, remorse, punishment and suffering. In Amos 6:12, Hebrew word is hemlock or wormwood so the 4 kinds of wormwood in Palestine called Artemisia nilotica, A. Judaica, A. fructicosa and A. cinerea. Wormwood word occurs in the Bible used generally in a metaphorical sense. In Jeremiah 9:15, Lamentations 3: 15, Lamentations 23:15. Wormwood is a symbol of bitter calamity, sorrow so set aside by God to deal with unrighteous to judge unrepentant sinners. Judgment by wormwood in Amos 5:7 as Orientals use typify sorrow, cruelties acalamities. The plant’s poisonous bitter nature symbolic of God’s bitter judgement.fire-brimstone

The Hebrew la`anah is clearly the bitter substance associated gall in Septuagint translated as apsinthos wormwood. The ancient tradition English Version Bible translation is a genus Artemisia Natural Order Compositae wormwood. 5 species of shrubs or herbs in Palestine’s bitter herb is name derived from property of species acting as anthelmintics. Other varieties used to manufacture absinthe wormwood. This is symbolical language of Bible apocalypse in Revelations 8:10, Revelations 8:11. The star is represented falling on waters of earth, causing third part of waters to turn into wormwood. Greeks designated absinthion, meaning undrinkable. Absinthe in France often   distilled from the species of the plant, “southernwood” or “old man, cultivated in cottage gardens as fragrance species. The bitter plant’s bitterness is likened to the lips of the strange woman sweet as honeycomb. Her mouth smoother than oil but in the end, her bitter destruction is like WORMWOOD, two edged sword. Her feet lead down to death, her steps send people into hell in Proverbs 5:3-5.Wormwood-Prophecy-is-absolutely-amazing-revised-and-expanded-version-YouTube7

Wormwood is name of star Revelation 8:10-11.“A third angel sounds trumpet, and a great star blazing like a torch falls from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turn bitter so many people die from the waters that become bitter.” This is third “trumpet of the judgments” described in Revelation. 7 trumpets are judgments of the seventh seal in Revelation 8:1-5. The first trumpet causes hail fire destroying much of plant life in world (Revelation 8:7). The second trumpet brings about a meteor, comet, or other heavenly body hitting the oceans and causing death of one-third of world’s sea life (Revelation 8:8-9). The third trumpet is similar to the second, except it affects the world’s lakes and rivers instead of the oceans (Revelation 8:10-11). It will cause a third part of all fresh water on earth to turn bitter so that many people will die from drinking it. The word “wormwood” is mentioned in New Testament, appears 8 times in Old Testament associated with bitterness, poison and death. The Bible predicts Earth will experience massive pole shift and earthquakes when Sixth Seal is opened so evidence shows a pole shift has occurred. The mechanism that causes perturbing Earth’s axis of planet, cataclysmic interruptions wobble earth unstably. These physical manifestations are ongoing in earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes, flashfloods, forest wildfires, mudslides, red, blue, snow, or black moons are imminent chaos of the birthpang pains exactly Jesus predicted in Matthew 24. 8-26

The Revelation passage confirms saying from God using falling stars on earth is actually called Wormwood. Inhabitants of earth’s wormwood well-known bitter herb in Bible times. Wormwood’s star has effect bitter on waters of the earth so the water is undrinkable. It won’t be a matter of simply bitter taste of water, it will literally be poisonous. If drinking water is unavailable to one third of the earth’s population, it is easy to see how chaos and terror will result. As humans can only survive couple of days without water. The inhabitants of affected areas will be so desperate they actually drink the poisoned water, causing the deaths of thousands and millions of people. So this prophecy is yet to come in the last seven years of tribulation age known as 70th week of Daniel. This is one of the natural disasters of 7 trumpets to usher in rise of antiChrist to world power very quickly in Revelation, chapter 13. Then one-third of earth destroyed by trumpet judgments in partial judgment God. HIS full wrath yet to be unleashed in Great Tribulation to destroy earth. So Biblical interpretations of the end time signs of the WRATH of God unfolding. A number of Bible scholars say term Wormwood is symbolic representation of all bitterness to fill earth during the troubled times. The plant Wormwood named, Artemisia absinthiumMugwort, and the Artemisia vulgaris, is known Biblical metaphor for things unpalatably bitter. Wormwood is чорнобиль chornobyl is the Ukrainian name of town Chernobyl symbolic of nuclear disaster that destroyed parts of the earth, plants and killed people.

 

REFERENCES

Matthew George, Wormwood

wurm’-wood (la’anah (Deuteronomy 29:18; Proverbs 5:4;Jeremiah 9:15; 23:15; Lamentations 3:15,19; Amos 5:7;6:12, King James Version hemlock); apsinthos (Revelation 8:11))

Easton Bible Dictionary, Masterman

E. W. G. Masterman, Woodwood

Wormwood, King James Dictionary.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary 1901.
Encyclopedias – International Standard Bible Encyclopedia – Wormwood
King James Dictionary – Wormwood
Jack Van Impe’s Prophecy Dictionary

JESUS AND SIGN OF JONAH

Jesus spoke about Sign of Jonah in Bible in relation to people depending on the signs and wonders than Divine Master planner of the signs. Jonah is the least admired of Old Testament prophets yet, in spite of his flaws, Jesus used Jonah as a type of himself and proof of His divine mission. Divine paradoxes God uses the almost despicable weakness of Jonah to illustrate the most sublime and essential truths. Nineveh was flourishing capital of Assyrian Empire in 2 Kings 19:36 and was the home of King Sennacherib, King of Assyria, during Biblical reign of King Hezekiah (יְחִזְקִיָּהוּ) and lifetime of Judean prophet Isaiah (ישעיה). Records Hebrew scripture, Nineveh a place Sennacherib died and his 2 sons fled to vassal land of `rrt or Urartu in Isaiah 37:37-38. Book of prophet Nahum is almost exclusively taken with prophetic denunciations against Nineveh. Its ruin and utter desolation foretold in Nahum 1:14; 3:19. Its end was strange sudden and tragic in Nahum 2:6-11. According to Bible it was God’s doing, HIS judgment on Assyria’s pride in Isaiah 10:5-19. In fulfillment of prophecy God made “an utter end of the place a “desolation.” Prophet Zephaniah 2:13-15 predicted its destruction along with fall of empire’s capital. Nineveh is setting of the Book of Tobit. Jesus used prophetic significance of Jonah, 3 days in belly of fish for His resurrection, end time signs, wonders, forever declared:

“An evil and adulterous generation seeks after sign but no sign will be given except sign of prophet Jonas. Jonas was 3 days and 3 nights in a whale’s belly so Son of man for 3 days and 3 nights in heart of earth.” in Matthew 12:39 –40 in the Bible.

Christ’s words means he will die 3 days in the grave so rise up resurrected and alive again. Baffled listeners including Jewish proselytes, converts, multitudes, crowds from all nations under heaven. After His resurrection later then people understood what Jesus meant. The sign of Jonah is more than oblique reference to His death but full meaning is relevant today. Jonah’s 3 days in belly of a whale is prophetic to Christ’s three days in the tomb and rest of the story is unfolding today. This tale is suitable for children, to adults of more profound significance meaning duty to God’s calling requires correct response. Jonah’s myopic short-sightedness overlooked time relevance so instead of going 550 miles to Nineveh turned left 2500 miles in the opposite direction to Tarshish. Jesus said sign of Jonah is end time Sign of His Coming. IMG_20180305_112846IMG_20180305_122325 yunus-1

The prophet Jonah called by God to give the final message of warning to Nineveh because they were wicked beyond the boundary of HIS mercy, to be destroyed in 40 days. Jonah fled in fear resulting in storm at sea, requested to be thrown overboard, swallowed by the whale so disappeared from face of the earth. 3 days later, repented from his folly so spewed out. Made his way to Nineveh, prophesied 3 days and nights: in forty days great city will be destroyed. Why did God single out Nineveh warning it in this manner leaving the other wicked cities unwarned? Nineveh, founded by righteous patriarch Shem son. Nineveh representative of all who once served God but later departed from HIM. In the Bible only a handful of places referred to as “great city.” Apart from Nineveh is used once for Jerusalem (Jeremiah 22:8) to describe New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2) in reference to Mystery Babylon (Rev. 18 : 21). The New Jerusalem is the true bride of Lamb Jesus as all started out pure but sinned and corrupted themselves and so became enemies of God. This position Jesus took of Jews, backslider believers claiming to serve God yet the enemies of God. Jesus was sent by God to preach to save against sin destroying Jerusalem a great city whose wickedness came up before God, calling to repentance. Like Jonah, Christ disappeared from face of earth 3 days but tomb could not bound Him like whale in Jonah’s case, released Himself from grave as Lord over death. During that time the disciples in fear for their lives in anguish of soul hid away behind locked doors in the Upper Room. Followed by 3 years of Christ’s disciples declared great wickedness of Jerusalem slaying Christ and coming destruction of city and temple. Turned on the fellow believer Anointed by God for His zeal and devotion to God. Misguided killed the messenger for preaching the Gospel truth of Jesus crucified on Cross.The Sign of Jonah

The Book of Jonah is set in the days of the Assyrian empire described in Jonah 3:3&4:11 as “exceedingly great city of 3 days journey in breadth, had population at time “more than 120,000.” Possibly it took 3 days to cover neighbourhoods by walking, which matched size of ancient Nineveh. Ruins of Kouyunjik, Nimru, Karamles Kouyunjik, Khorsabad form the 4 corners of irregular quadrangle. The ruins of Nineveh, with the whole area included in the parallelogram form lines drawn from the one to the other, consisted of these four sites. The Book of Jonah depicts Nineveh as a wicked city worthy of destruction God sent Jonah to preach to Ninevites of their destruction, and they fasted and repented because of this. As a result, God spared the city but Jonah protested against this. God states HE is showing mercy for the population ignorant of the difference between right and wrong “cannot discern between the right hand and their left hand”and had mercy for animals too fasted in the city. Nineveh’s repentance, salvation from evil found in Christian Bible, the Jewish Tanakh, Muslim Koran. Other scriptural references include Matthew 12:41, Luke 11:32. Today, Syriac, Oriental Orthodox churches commemorate 3 days Jonah spent inside fish during Fast of Nineveh. Christians observe holiday, fasting and refraining from food, drink. Churches encourages followers to refrain from eating meat, fish and dairy products. Sin of Nineveh is compared by Jesus to sin against God or Temple in Jerusalem. So those looking to get rid of Jesus feared popularity accused Him of blasphemy to destroy Temple but His Resurrection 3 days meant, later Temple destroyed.

“We heard Stephen say, Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy temple… All  in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.” (Act 6:14 – 15)

No coincidence Jerusalem is destroyed by Roman armies 40 years after Christ’s death. The story of Jonah and Nineveh is more than just reference to Christ’s death and resurrection; it is a prophetic history of Jerusalem. In both cases God’s messengers were afflicted, hidden from view for period 3 days after which they gave the warning for a period of 3 days or 3 years as Jesus said city is destroyed within 40 prophetic days of 40 years. So note with interest Jewish calendar 40 day period precedes Day of Atonement called Teshuvah, which means to return to repentance, those who did not repent and return were to be cut-off. God in His Mercy forgave Nineveh because of their humility and obedience to Gospel. Destruction of Nineveh was stopped for a time after prayer and fasting of King, Queen, all people including the animals but Jerusalem was destroyed. So reason for this is Jonah’s prophecy regarding Jerusalem applies to end time signs of the world. Jerusalem’s destruction is the prefigured sign of Jonah not just for the Jews but for ‘evil adulterous generation’ living in the last days. Prophet Jonah is a lesson for all nations including the remnant Church of God. God raised up prophetic people to give Gospel Truth messages to warn “Babylon that great city.” But like Jonah who fled from his duty fell asleep, secure in company of idolaters on ship to Tarshish, God’s endtime last days people doing same things. Their “ship” set course  towards spiritual sin away from call of duty to proclaim the Gospel message to Babylon the great. God’s end time birth pangs of pain hour of HIS WRATH judgements is coming. Babylon fell for not repenting but Nineveh did in time of Jonah and so saved. As Jonah was sound asleep like disciples fell asleep at Gethsemane, wise and foolish virgins in church fast asleep believe their “ship will go through” to safety. But as Jonah slept, violent storms arose and fearing for safety idolaters in ship cast him out to sea where he was swallowed up so lost out of sight.WhaleThe ship Jonah trusted in to protect him from storms of life refused to obey God, turned against him, threw him down to the bottom of ocean. Came to his senses after 3 days and went to Nineveh God so intervened to save Nineveh nation from death, destruction, and pardoned their sins. As Christ arose from land of dead back to living (Isaiah 53:8; John 11:48) so Nineveh was spared from death too. Jesus’ disciples cast out of synagogues (John 9:22; 12:42; 16:2) God lets strong winds of strife, storm, tempest lashed seas of masses’ rage, threaten safety of life ship. To secure ‘safety,’ idolatrous crew cast God’s servants out of ship to be out of sight of to lost world. Put out of sight out of mind they thought. But shocked with horror enemy TRIUMPHS, emerges again did miracles more signs on Earth for 40 days. They never knew what they meant for evil God turned to greater good to save humanity. Jonah’s experience in belly of a whale brought him more than just a change of attitude. Eyewitness reports of sailors swallowed by whales say they come out bleached by whale’s stomach acids. Skin of sailors who came out looked unnaturally white and bloodless. Jonah experienced whale belly so taught him lesson of obedience but left upon him mark of God’s Hand on him for spectacle as he made his way to Nineveh. People repented but Jonah was not happy with outcome, expected destruction as what God told him.jonah-boxcopyNo doubt a visible mark of God on him contributed largely to success of his mission drawing attention of people to notice him sticking out like sore thumb. Jonah, 3 days of anguished concealment like the disciples sealed with Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Eph 1:13; 4:30; 2 Cor 1:22). So makes spectacle of people sealed by Holy Spirit contributes to success of the ministry. Same experienced by saints of God to learn the lessons of obedience in terrible things in righteousness in Psalm 65:5 they come out sealed with Father’s name on foreheads. Faces lit as Stephen in Acts 6:15 by power of God cried loud. Mighty angels of Revelation 18 declare whole counsel of God, warning a fallen world to come out of Babylon great city. Jonah’s end time sign means while busy looking for signs or wonders in clouds, skies, SIGN OF SON OF MAN Jesus Christ will suddenly appear like lightning then Jesus is seen by all in Rapture in clouds. Acceptance of Gospel message of Jonah and repentance of sins is sign that saved Nineveh. Gospel Message determines all to be saved like Nineveh or destroyed as Jerusalem. Messiah Jesus returns for His repented people rescued in Rapture but mockers will hit rock bottom like Jonah in a hard way before they finally learn lesson fully obey God. Like Jonah, some angry with God for not destroying the enemy as Jonah expected. Jonah felt he wasted time, wanted revenge from God. But God changed HIS MIND to FORGIVE Nineveh. Jonah’s Gospel Message bore good fruits to harvest souls for God as people humbled themselves so listened. Jonah was angry so wanted punishment from God. Jonah forgot its God’s Grace, Mercy and Compassion that preserved his life in whale’s belly for 3 days. Jonah had to accept God FORGIVES all people, of all nations, races, classes, status and genders for God extends same Favour to Nineveh as HE did to Jonah and to all.Jonah-to-ninevehnineveh-1024x675290px-Nineveh_mashki_gate_from_west

Jonah 3:3-10 says he arose and went to  Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey. And Jonah entered city a day’s journey, and cried and said 40 days and Nineveh will be overthrown. 5 So people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh and he arose from his throne, he laid his robe from him, covered with sackcloth and sat in ashes. He proclaimed and published through Nineveh by decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let no man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed or drink water  Let man and beast be covered with sackcloth cry mightily unto God: yes, turn every one from evil ways, and from the violence in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn away from HIS fierce anger so we perish not? 10 God saw their repentance, they turned from evil ways so God said HE WILL not destroy them so did not. It is Jonah who was angry because God forgave them. Sign of Jonah means, ask God for Mercy, Grace, Compassion and Favour of God by repenting, HE Hears and changes HIS MIND SO FORGIVES in Jesus Name. God did not want anyone to perish in hell, for satan and devils only. God spared Nineveh without sacrifices offered to God to make atonement for sin but their broken and contrite heart, touched God to spare Ninevites. Jonah’s shelter gourd tree in Jonah 4:9, God let the worms destroy as a picture of God’s potential destruction of Nineveh. Jonah was angry over God’s destruction of the gourd tree destroyed to teach Jonah the lesson that as much as Jonah cared for a gourd tree to stay alive so GOD LOVES Nineveh people more alive. Jesus’ Blood cleanses all sins to reconciles us to God.

bible-stories-illustration-jonah-sitting-under-the-gourd-from-the-C7Y36Y (1)Later, in the New Testament, the sign of Jonah is mentioned in another layer of scripture that correlates with original prophecy of Jonah. Relates to the end of the age includes scriptures of the New Testament regarding this end of the age sign of Jonah: Pharisees with Sadducees tempt Jesus to show them a sign from heaven. So Jesus answered and said to them, When its evening you say a fair weather for sky is red. If morning the weather sky if red cry foul hypocrites you know how to discern face of sky but cannot discern signs of times? A wicked and adulterous generation is seeking after a sign; but no sign will be given to you only a sign of prophet Jonas. He left, departed in Matthew 16:1-4, as end time Jonah prophecy is fulfilled in Jesus Christ the Saviour of the world. Although standing right in front of them, The Promised Messiah chose to ignore and disregard the Son of God. Instead wanted to test Jesus as devil to misuse His powers for wrong reasons to show off. They knew Jesus IS MESSIAH but want the man-made conquering Messiah to redeem them from political yoke. But God allowed conquerors used to rule them as their punishment. God wants the personal salvation greater than their political values preferred. They missed point like Jonah so angry with God for not helping to stop the yoke of servitude. But they forget they asked God to give them kings like other nations. So God warned by prophet Samuel taxes and servitude the human rulers will put on them but insisted they wanted it. In the same way they rejected Jesus for Barabbas and crucified Him. They thought they were getting rid of Jesus forever but wrongly underestimated God’s POWER or AUTHORITY at work in Jesus. As modern generations mock God, antiChrist’s Google refuses Jesus Name answer to ‘who Jesus is’  allows others globally through Alexa. Jesus in Matthew 24 and Luke tells us signs and wonders will occur daily in sky from God in heaven. These signs will usher in RETURN of Jesus in the cloud in Rapture. Like star of Bethlehem at Jesus Birth a sign of a woman clothed with Sun and moon at her feet shows Jupiter in womb 40 months, birthed by lion of Judah nearby, Son whisked safely into heaven from dragon trying to devour Jesus. Is symbolic of Israel, grafted with Gentile remnant church saved from Armageddon in Rapture in ETERNAL life. Only those in Christ are saved as Children of God. People are God’s creatures, Bible says those who accept Jesus are God’s Children. 

Reblogged original published prophecy.

MILLO CITY IN JERUSALEM

jerusalem_nt_-planBible in 1 Chronicles 11:6-10 KJV noted 6 David said, “Whoever attacks Jebusites first shall be chief and captain.” Joab son of Zeruiah went up first so became chief and captain. David dwelt in the stronghold called City of David. And he built city around it from Millo to surrounding areas. Joab repaired the rest of the ruined city. 9 David went on to become great because LORD of hosts was with him and mighty men of David 10 were heads David strengthened and with him in his kingdom. Then all Israel made him king according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel. This verses in Bible show David and mighty leaders did not confine themselves to 12 acre palace of City of David. It is impossible to limit City of David to a mere 12 acre site. Bible said Joab extended the City of David to Millo and built the rest of City. Kings, queens have numerous places of residence so not limited to one place of abode. After wars and destructions city was rebuilt again to make it habitable to live in. Version of conquest of Jerusalem in 2 Samuel 5:9 omits details of city of Millo expanded by Joab and the mighty chiefs and captains of David. Jebusite’s false confidence taunted David and his men, ‘blind and lame cannot come in’ to defeat them. Infuriated they conquered the city. 20 David went to Baal Perazim, and defeated them. He said, “As waters break out LORD has broken out against my enemies before me” so place called Baal Perazim. Philistines abandon idols there and David and his men carried them off. Reason God destroys heathen idol worshipers in battle fought by David to conquer Jebusites yet they took their idols home. Joshua and Caleb led Israel to conquer Jericho, Jerusalem earlier matching around walls 7 days on last day 7 times after 40 years journey on return from slavery in Egypt. Israel lived in Jerusalem since time of Judges in Bible. And Jesus said Temple will be destroyed so Israel Salem land belongs to Jews from Melchizedek to Abraham for centuries before David became King over all Israel. Whole Israel reunited so under King David Jews inhabited Holy City so ruined parts rebuilt under Joab. Kingdom later divided by Solomon’s son’s arrogance as elders felt insulted.  templeJerusalem-in-the-time-if-Jesus

Originally built in 515 B.C.E. to replace Temple destroyed by Babylonians, the temple, support buildings renovated by King Herod (reigned 37–4 B.C.E.), whose architects used Jewish, Eastern, Greek, Roman features. Herod doubled size of Temple Mount creating largest temple complex in Roman world. Reorganized the courts with sizable area for Gentile visitors and Jewish women. Temple was pilgrimage site for Jews in Roman world some traveled to celebrate the festivals of Passover (Pesach), Weeks (Shavout), Booths (Sukkot). Annual half-shekel tax supported temple and city elites gained economically from numerous people on pilgrimage. Archaeological excavations reveal lavish residence, frescoed walls, mosaic floors, imported pots, dishes and luxury goods. City structured around 2 hills, eastern with temple and western Mount Zion. Jerusalem stretched south, territory beyond Old City’s present walls dates 1500s C.E. City expanse northward in first century C.E.. Agrippa I, Herodian dynasty constructed the wall 450 meters north of wall. Greek and Roman design of architectural influence visible. Jewish historian Josephus said Herod the Great built theater in city, amphitheater and a hippodrome stadium for horse races by 60s C.E. (Jewish War 2.44, & Antiquities 15.268 & 17.254-55). After Herod’s death 4 B.C.E., son Archelaus succeeded him. A Roman emperor Augustus exiled him in 6 C.E. and Roman governors appointed procurator or prefect assumed control of Jerusalem and rest of Judea. Apart from 3 year period (41–44 C.E.) rule by Agrippa I, city remained under direct Roman administration until the Great Revolt (66–70 C.E.). The uprising led to destruction of Temple and rest of city, and archaeological excavations found evidence of its toll. The ruined city was home to Roman legion, c. 130 C.E. And Emperor Hadrian refounded it a Roman colony of Aelia Capitolina city but Jews were forbidden to live in.map-of-ancient-jerusalem-300x228

Jerusalem long history shows, attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, besieged 23 times, and destroyed twice. The oldest part of city was settled in 4th millennium BCE so Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. The Holy City’s central position to Yahweh’s Dwelling since 5,000 years of inhabited history. The Jewish periods of the city’s history is important to Israel because Jews descend from Abraham. Israel is the apple of God eyes and in Jesus the Saviour of all mankind. Archaeological evidence show settlement restablished near Gihon Spring between 4500–3500 BCE. The city in c. 2000 BCE recorded as Rusalimum, root name Salem, “peace” or Shalom and Hebrew. The Canaanite Kingdom period preceded by Adam and Eve through to Abraham and the Judges led people under twelve tribes of Jacob or Israel. Archaeological evidence show by 17th century BCE, Canaanites built massive walls of 4 and 5 ton boulders 26 feet high in eastern Jerusalem to protect ancient water system. By c. 1550–1400 BCE, Jerusalem became vassal to Egypt under Ahmose 1, Thutmose, reunited Egypt expanded to Levant. Egypt in the region declined in 12th century BCE, in in 1178 BCE between Rameses 111 and sea people marked beginning of decline.  jerichoGradual loss of central power gave rise to independent kingdoms in region. And according to Bible Jerusalem is known as Canaan in Abraham’s time, Jericho in Joshua and Caleb’s time, Jebus/ites with inhabitants at time of David and Joab. It is rebuilding Temple in Revelation, man appears like bronze in Ezekiel holding a measuring rod. Angel measured City in Revelation’s New Temple like Ezekiel. In Revelation 6 City is 12,000 stadia, 1400 miles long, wide and high, with wall 200 feet thick. In Ezekiel distance all around the city is 18,000 cubits, 27,000 feet or a little less than 5.2 miles. God said throne of David and sceptre will never depart in Jesus Christ. People found old sites of former temples of Solomon and Herod’s in 70 AD destroyed by Romans, fulfilled Christ’s prophecy no stone left standing. Temple eradicated thousands of years so wants to rebuild New Temple again. Whole land of Israel belongs to the Jews since time of Judges before King David ruled. Israel did not start nation in 1948 they returned after thousands of years in exile after conquest of their land. 74876099691ac0a48ad32302acffe57eancientjerusalem_openbible-orgFor 300 years Jews were killed, expelled from land so people want to rebuild the Temple. 4 sites proposed, Temple mount settled is site of lost temples in ancient maps as original plan in Bible by David was changed by God. Israel’s HOLY City dominated by 36-acre Temple Mount is occupied since 692 A.D. by conquest in 638 A.D. The building on top of massive foundation built more than 2 thousand years ago. Is bone of contention of the groups ongoing yet to be resolved. King David’s original plan to build a Temple for God because he dwelt in palace but God’s revealed presence Dwelt in Ark in a tabernacle. God changed plans to ask Solomon to build the Temple instead. So sfter David prepared building materials, gathered ready, Solomon’s Temple was too grand to fit small premises of City of King David’s palace, wives concubines, plus Solomon’s palace, and Solomon’s stables, his wives concubines, plus new Solomon’s Temple. David knows God is Powerful Hierarchy so Mount Zion best suited place for GOD Temple above king David’s palace below on smaller hill. So changed original plan to locate Temple because the whole city belongs to lsrael after conquest of the Jebusites. Although those who stayed in the city allowed to have their enclave. In film the King and I, the King always reminded his people nobody’s head is allowed above his. And King David knows God’s head is highest so the best space available David gave to God. Erased evidence for 4,000 years, turned Holy of Holies to toilet, rubbish tips against God. Evidence deliberately concealed due to implications of proof means removing desolation sacrileges. Ongoing conflict finally settled by GOD using hailstones, comets, meteorites and earthquakes shake, burn one-third city, trees by wildfires. Culminates in war of Armageddon battle led by Jesus to settle once and for all Temple Mount conflict. Nation’s join to fight against Israel, God gives Victory because HIS WRATH fully meted, finished, forgives so restores all Israel saved says the Bible. jpeg

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Crusades 1,000 years ago used Temple Mount as Temple Dominion or Temple of God. The site of Solomon’s Temple, the Babylonians destroyed in 586 B.C. and lesser temples, and Herod’s Temple the Roman General Titus destroyed in 70 A.D. So the Temple Mount structure constitutes Western Wall or “Wailing Wall,” Jews believe is sole remaining section of Herod’s Temple. Temple built on site believed by Jews to be “Temple Mount” is the source of conflict leading to Armageddon because HOLY Site war is fierce very few people are left alive in Israel. The desire to rebuild Temple by removing desolation sacrilege is cause of blood shed ongoing in living history.

HOW CAN THE TEMPLE BE BUILT!

The Bible itself in several places clearly says that both temples were erected in the City of David or Zion, which is a far smaller, 12-acre area excavated about 600 feet south of the Temple Mount in City of David, Jerusalem Walls National Park. Solomon’s grand Temple design is far too large to fit by Bible’s description far too large to fit into the 12 acre site of City of David. David’s own palace itself was grand coupled with the beautiful building the Queen of Sheba described as never seeing anything in comparison. History is written from the perspective of the conqueror who usurps resources to stamp their landmarks to wipe out all traces of the past from staring at them. It is always case why previous artifacts, monuments are destroyed to erase the memory of traces of the past. And this is is a deliberate permissive will of God to allow humiliation of those who rejected Jesus and followed baalim. So shocking to read David and his men collected the idols of their enemies and took it home! The very reason why God asked people to destroyed in the first place. Moment of victory overshadowed by idolatry God warned them about. In addition to their wives building temples for their idols right in God’s Temples.

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The whole Temple Mount Scholars and archaeologists agree on the structure of Solomon’s Temple described in 1 Kings 6:3–5, with main building, the hekhal, in English called “the sanctuary,” the devir, inner sanctuary and Holy of Holies. The  main building was between outer altar, where most sacrifices were performed, and inside at far end was entry to Holy of Holies containing Ark of t Covenant. The main hekhal contained a number of sacred ritual objects including the seven branched candlestick, inner altar for an incense offerings called “Golden Altar” and table of showbread. Architectural layout of temple adopted in synagogues leading to hekhal applied in Sephardi usage to Ashkenazi Torah ark  or nave.

Porch

The Ulam, or porch, acted as entrance before the Temple on the east (1 Kings 6:3; 2 Chr. 3:4; 9:7). This was 20 cubits long corresponding to width of Temple and 10 cubits deep (1 Kings 6:3). 2 Chr. 3:4 notes this porch was 120 cubits high. The porch stood had two pillars Jachin and Boaz see 1 Kings 7:21; 2 Kings 11:14; 23:3, which were 18 cubits in height.

Chambers

Chambers were built around Temple on southern, western and northern sides (1 Kings 6:5–10). These formed part of the building and used for storage. Probably one story high at first so two more may have been added later.

Courts

According to Bible 2 courts surrounded the Temple. The Inner Court (1 Kings 6:36), or Court of the Priests (2 Chr. 4:9), separated from space beyond by a wall of 3 courses of hewn stone, surmounted by cedar beams (1 Kings 6:36). Contains the Altar of burnt-offering (2 Chr. 15:8), the Brazen Sea laver (4:2–5, 10) and ten other lavers (1 Kings 7:38, 39). A brazen altar stood before Temple (2 Kings16:14) its dimensions 20 cubits square and 10 cubits high (2 Chr. 4:1). The Great Court surrounded whole Temple (2 Chr. 4:9) so people assembled there to worship God. (Jeremiah 19:14; 26:2).

Molten Sea Bath Cisterns

Dedication of Solomon Temple: 

1 Kings 8:10-66 and 2 Chronicles 6:1-42 recount events of temple’s dedication. The priests emerged from Holy of holies after placing Ark there. The Temple was filled with God’s overpowering cloud so interrupted dedication ceremony shows the revealed presence of God.  For the GLORY of the LORD filled the HOUSE of the LORD (1 Kings 8:10–11; 2 Chronicles 5:13, 14). Solomon saw cloud as proof his pious work was accepted by God.

The LORD said that he will dwell in thick darkness. I have built you an exalted HOUSE a place for you to Dwell in forever. (1 Kings 8:12-13)

Solomon led whole assembly of Israel in prayer, noting the construction of the temple represented a fulfilment of God’s promise to David, dedicated temple as a place of prayer and reconciliation for all people of Israel and foreigners living in Israel. Highlighting paradox God who lives in heavens cannot be contained in a single building. Dedication concluded with sacrifices including “twenty-two thousand bulls and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep. 1 Kings 8:22-43 IMG-20180207-WA0000

Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication

22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven 23 and said: LORD, the God of Israel, there is no GOD like you in the heaven above or earth below you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. 24 You keep your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it as it is today. 25 “Now Lord, the God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him you said, ‘You will hsve successor to sit before me on throne of Israel, if your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.’ 26 God of Israel, let your word you promised your servant David my father come true. 27 “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven,cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built! 28 Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day. 29 May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, ‘My Name shall be there,’ so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place. 30 Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive. 31 “If anyone wrongs neighbour required to take oath and come to swear oath before your altar in Temple 32 hear from heaven and act. Hear your servants, deal with guilty bringing on them what they did vindicate innocent treat them in accordance with innocence. 33 “When your people Israel are defeated by enemy because they sinned against you when they turn back to you to give praise to your name, praying, making supplication to you in temple, 34 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them back to the land you gave to their ancestors. 35  “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,36 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance. 37 “When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when enemy besieges them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come, 38 and when prayer or plea is made by anyone among your people Israel being aware of the afflictions of their own hearts, and spreading out their hands toward this temple 39 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with everyone according to all they do, since you knowtheir hearts (for you alone know every human heart), 40 so that they will fear you all the time they live in land you gave our ancestors. 41 “Foreigner who do not belong to Israel from distant land for your name 42 for they will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and outstretched arm when they come to pray toward temple,  43 hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Do whatever the foreigner asks of you so all peoples of earth know your name and fear you, as your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name.

THE ROCK CROSS IN GHANA

LYRICS:
1. Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind but now I see

2. T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed

3. Through many dangers, toils and snares, We have already come.
T’was grace that brought us safe thus far And grace will lead us home,

4. Amazing grace, How Sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.

5. Yea when this flesh and heart shall fail and mortal life shall cease, I shall possess within the veil A life of joy and peace.

6. PraiseGod, PraiseGod, PraiseGod x 14

7. Thank you Jesus Thank you Jesus x 14

8. Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, Holy Spiritx14

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