Jesus says fasting is required in certain cases to be victorious in life physically and spiritually. The disciples asked why they could not cast out demons in a child so Jesus told them they needed to fast to cast demons out. Jesus fasted for days and nights before choosing the 12 apostles. Moses also prayed 40 days and nights before God on mountain while he received 10 commandments. Bible says in Jonah 3:3-5 the whole city of Nineveh fasted to repent after Jonah directed by Yahweh God encountered whale belly. Jonah in Nineveh entered city to warn people saying, in 40 days, Nineveh will be destroyed!” The people of Nineveh believed God so proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth from king to animals.” The Ninevites believe God but drifted, needed stirring to activate faith in God. Acknowledging God on piece of paper to tick boxes as a Christian does not please God. Their true worship of God agrees in harmony with God’s Sovereign will. Ninevites realised they needed change immediately to stop destruction of God. True fasting action saved whole city of Nineveh who put on the sackcloth from greatest to least in Jonah 3:5.Verses 6-8 says, when the news reached the king of Nineveh he rose up from his throne took off his royal robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. He made a proclamation and published through Nineveh by decree of the king and nobles, saying, “Let no man or an animal, herd nor flock, taste anything; let them not feed, nor drink water; but be covered with sackcloth, both man and animal, and let them cry mightily to God. Ninevites declared fast as still done in a certain month at a time of year set aside for fasting to remember seeking Face of God to repent to ask forgiveness of sins. The purpose of fasting recorded in Bible reveals various reasons. The Ninevites responded to God’s message in a way pleasing to God, king humbled himself and proclaimed, all cry mightily to God. Yes, turn everyone from his evil way, from violence in their hands. Who knows if God will relent to turn away from HIS fierce anger so we might not perish as stated in Jonah 3:8-9. So the Ninevites confessed their wickedness, repented, turning away from evil. The Ninevites’s fast was genuine repentance and so God honoured and changed HIS mind and FORGAVE them. God saw the action of faith as they turned from their evil way. God relents of disaster HE said would do to them so did not destroy the people of Nineveh says Jonah 2:10. This fasting is kind God honours as sincere in line with the word of God. Esther’s proclaimed fast for 3 days saves the whole nation’s recognition of God’s the One True God celebration of Purim. Esther 4:16 in Bible states, “Go, gather all Jews found in Susa and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, if I perish, I perish.”This standard absolute Esther fast of no food or water for three days of duration maximum 40 days like Jesus fasted before beginning His public ministry. Moses fasted for 40 days and nights seeking the Face of God on top of mountain. Fasting is a natural consequence of situation in saddened, worried, burdened with sorrow so food is forgotten. When king Saul and sons were killed in battle king David tore his clothes and all the men who were with him. They mourned, wept and fasted until evening for Saul, for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Yahweh, for the house of Israel; because they fell by the sword in 2 Samuel 1:11-12. The fast is also to present a petition before God on someone else’s behalf if mourning. Psalm 35:13-14 says king David prayed, when others were sick, my clothing was sackcloth to afflict my soul with fasting. My prayer returned to my own bosom. I behaved myself as though friend or my brother. Fasting seeks right direction of God in time of crisis in 2 Chronicles 20 : 2-4. When Jehoshaphat was told, that “A great multitude is coming against him beyond the sea from Syria, in Hazazon Tamar En Gedi Jehoshaphat set himself to seek Yahweh God. He proclaimed fast throughout all Judah gathered together, to seek help from Yahweh, came out of all cities of Judah to seek Yahweh. Ezra, a priest after return to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon, proclaimed a fast by river Ahava before our God, to seek a straight way for us, our little ones, and for all our substance. Was ashamed to ask king for band of soldiers, horsemen to help against enemy in the way. We spoke to the king, saying, “The hand of our God is on all those who seek God for good but HIS power, wrath is against all who forsake God. So fasted, begged God to hear us in Ezra 8:21-23. In Nehemiah 9:1-2 on 24th day of month, children of Israel assembled to fast with sackcloth, earth on them, stood, confessed sins and iniquities of fathers and so caused God’s anger to turn away from sinful acts and follow the right way pleasing God. God accepts fasting important to HIM by true faith fast by humble actions, so not just abstaining from food. Isaiah says on the day of fast the wicked find pleasure by exacting unfair labour, fast for strife, contention, strike by fist of wickedness, fast to make their voices heard on high. Such a fast God did not choose for man to afflict his soul, bow down his head so rushes to spread sackcloth, ashes, ritual unacceptable day to Yahweh God. So the fast God accepts is to release the bonds of wickedness, undo evil bands and let oppressed go free to break their yokes. To distribute bread to the hungry, and bring the poor cast out to your houses. When you see naked people cover him to hide the flesh. Then your light shall break forth as the morning and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the Glory of Yahweh shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call Yahweh and God will answer; you shall cry, and God will say, Here I am If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, putting forth of the finger, speaking wickedly; and if you draw out your soul to hungry people to satisfy afflicted soul your light shall rise in darkness and righteousness as the noonday says Isaiah 58:3-10. The Bible records fasting proclaimed by Jezebel to recruit false witnesses against Naboth to take away family’s vineyard. This type of fasting witchcraft used by people psychologically influences others to gang against them in hatred targeted by jealousy. May seem to get permissive will granted under durex but Yahweh God Almighty always pays them back at time they least expect God’s vengeance. Many fast to take other people’s spouses attacking or blaming failure of marriage on rival only to bear exact brunt later. After such take over bids realises what goes around comes around, boomerang. Again dominance of cause fast to pray to try to bend God’s will in their favour. Yet God makes it clear it is obedience to Sovereign God’s Will and His Son Jesus’ Kingdom first, then ALL OTHER THINGS will be added. Yet some prefer things gratifying lust asking God to bless defilement by sin. Those who point out truth of God’s words antagonized for not condoning sin. God wants personal deep relationship first before each of God’s Children before human desires of the flesh. Those bound in bondage to sin must fast and pray like Nineveh people. The endtime destruction coming upon Earth culminating in Armageddon can be averted so minimised by fasting and repentance. God warns unless people fast and pray seriously, the whole of humanity will be destroyed. All people must fast personally and cry to God for Mercy then join corporate prayer for all nations in Jesus Name. God says, day or night give HIM no rest until peace on earth is fully restored by God to say to all His creation everything is very good.
The Holy City of God Jerusalem, Mount Zion must proclaim the power of God’s majesty over Israel whose power is in the heavens says Psalm 68:34. God had Chosen Jerusalem so God’s Name is in Jerusalem. And God will Arise and have Mercy on Zion, for the Time to Favour Israel has come, Yes God’s Set time has come says Psalm 102:13. God chose King David and his Seed to rule God’s people, Israel says 2 Chronicles 6:6. It will come to pass everyone who calls on the name of the LORD God Yahweh will be saved. In Mount Zion, Jerusalem there shall be deliverance among the remnants whom Yahweh calls says Joel 2:32. So God will make places around Mount Zion, God’s Hill a blessing so will cause showers of blessings to come down in their season, and there shall be showers of blessings says Ezekiel 34:26. Blessings, Glory, Wisdom, Thanksgiving, Honour, Power, Might be to our Lord God Forever and Ever according Bible in Revelation 7:12. So people dwelling in Zion in Jerusalem shall weep no more because God will be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. God hears your cry so HE will hear and answer you says Isaiah 30:19. David said, the LORD God gives rest to HIS people to dwell in Jerusalem Israel forever says Chronicles 23:25. God has Chosen HIS people so God is with you in Jerusalem in Judah to build the House of God of Israel the Only One True God in Jerusalem in Ezra 1:3. God’s blessings shall come upon you and overtake you because you obey the voice of the Lord your God Deuteronomy 28:2. Proclaim liberty in the land to all the inhabitants as Jubilee and celebrate with joy says Leviticus 25:10. The Jubilee shall be holy to you so you shall eat produce from the land says Leviticus 25:12. So Consecrate yourselves to God to bestow blessings on you this day says Exodus 32:29. Yet some news portray Israel in a negative light God has plans for Israel affecting the whole world. Negative views causes concerns behind latest strings of rocket attacks launched into southern Israel. These groups made no secret of desire for all of the land of Israel to be without Jewish people left in the land. The enemies of the Jewish people are still trying everything they can to wipe God’s Chosen people from the face of the earth in vain. Israel is daily reminded of the deadly serious nature of these threats facing God’s tiny nation and how vitally important is that they know that they are not alone. The extremists attacks destroy homes and burn houses of worship by hate crime. This trend against people, regardless of faith or non-faith by fundamentalists sanctions despicable actions. True vision of Judaism sees all people as created in a Divine IMAGE of YAHWEH so does not diminish or demean anyone. Jerusalem is the heartbeat of God and Israel God’s love bridge between Jews and Gentiles. Study Bible to know what God says about Jerusalem where heaven and earth met to understand impending endtimes plan coming soon involving the whole world. God is LOVE so honour and enhance the shared humanity. The anti-Semitism defamation increased tensions against the interfaith relations in Israel attacked 42 churches, monasteries, and mosques vandalized or torched in Israel over the past four years. The Church of Multiplication arsonists scrawled a phrase from Jewish Aleinu prayer on the wall of the church complex equating Christianity with idolatry in the Holy Land by Lehava radical right-wing Jewish movement. Israel urges taking a decisive action against anti-Christian extremists who cross redline damaging property and people too. Christian men of faith are often spat on in Jerusalem, shunned, fasted against to mourn their Messianic belief, harassed, intimidated, blackmailed, blacklisted,” Wadiya Abu Nasser told Army Radio, according to the Times of Israel. The hate barometer in Israel is rising, Goshen-Gottstein told HuffPost but said he is certain interfaith dialogue helps restore peace and hopes to talk to those accused of Tabgha arson and perhaps persuade them to rethink their theology. In addition punishments, should include get two months of service with the monks at Tabgha to get to know the human face of the people they hurt. Goshen-Gottstein said, “The only reason they do something like this is because they do not have genuine faith or love for their neighbours and others as God requires. Others design specific foreign policy objective pledging to eradicate them from the face of the Earth to ensure they dominate and control it. Is it really true anyone can wipe out others from the face of the earth? Sadly it is true according to the Bible in Revelation 19:15 it will be done to eradicate many people by God and Jesus plus heavenly armies. Though absolute power corrupts absolutely ULTIMATE POWER BELONGS EXCLUSIVELY ONLY to GOD the Patent OWNER of the earth and all the people. Thankfully sometimes no one is hurt THANKS to YAHWEH GOD of Israel’s Mercy and Supernatural protection plus Iron Dome missile defenses. These are urgent reality of threats facing God’s Chosen People needs realistic response. The great tribulation predicted by Jesus and prophets are global world situations seen. There is greater need for Divine intervention because the battle belongs to the Lord God JEHOVAH Nissi who Chose Jerusalem to Dwell in. KING of Kings Lord Jesus will RETURN physically to earth to rule and reign from Jerusalem Israel. It is important to know the Gospel Message of people of the Book to make wise informed choices to accept Yeshua Jesus The Son of God. Belong to YAHWEH LORD GOD ALMIGHTY personally to be saved from GOD’S WRATH on those who reject Messiah Jesus Christ. God and the New JERUSALEM is Coming to earth to Dwell PERMANENTLY forever in Israel eternally in PERFECT PEACE. Only those who accept Jesus Christ as the Children of God qualify to enjoy living in God’s Kingdom as YAHWEH COMMANDS. Pray according to Psalms 51:10 asking God in Jesus Name to recreate clean heart O God and renew right Holly Spirit in you and repent before it is too late be saved.
Jerusalem is the center of the world as the focus of prophecy in the Bible. So the Holy City of Jerusalem is the place where God has Chosen to place HIS NAME. And Jerusalem is ground zero for spirit war in our world today as God’s Headquarters of government on earth. It is impossible to understand the Bible current events without understanding the crucial role of Jerusalem. That is why this book written on Jerusalem Where Heaven and Earth Met. lays out the plan of God from the past, living history to the present and future of Jerusalem and God’s Chosen people. It is a must read for every friend of Israel. With a renewed sense of urgency and a passion to obey God’s command we pray for the peace of Jerusalem according to Psalm 122:6. This offered e-book is free as a way of thanking you for being part of the Jerusalem Prayer Team standing with God’s Chosen people in a powerful and important way. We appreciate your love support and together speak God’s commanded blessings on you.
WHY DID GOD CHOOSE JERUSALEM?
Out of the whole wide world God Chose Jerusalem Templewill raise up another Cyrus in righteousness to make all his ways straight. He will rebuild God’s city and set exiles free not for a price or reward, says the LORD Almighty in the Bible in Isaiah 45:13. God’s Superior Real Estate Prowess Architectural Success means God decides a King Cyrus as done 1,500 years ago, to get back into the hottest business in the world of Third Temple building. So the idea a Temple possibly be rebuilt on the Temple Mount causes enemies of God to riot and loot, bomb cars, buildings, stab and shoot innocent civilians. The Dome of the Rock atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is where the people pray at the Western Wailing Wall. Cautious of all building in the contested territories of Judea-Samaria, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, wants God Resettlement to happen on earth. In preparation many would like God to move into Jerusalem. God made a public statement in the Bible on rebuilding the Temple Mount. Unofficial Sanhedrin council sent is asking for help in building the Temple. Though they want to do so worldwide pressure, violence, opposer’s actions makes plan seem impossible. Yet, it must happen someday. God and man toward are prepared for Grand Temple.
Foundation Stone, or Rock (Sakhrah), which is the rock beneath Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. The greatest tragedy of Israel’s history was loss of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. When the Second Temple was destroyed in AD 70, the focal point of Israel’s spiritual life disappeared along with it. In its place, the Dome of the Rock was erected between 689 and 691, after Muslims captured Jerusalem from the Christian Byzantines in the 7th century. It was deliberately built on place where First and Second Temples once stood to protect the sacred rock of God’s Holy Place. Some Muslim leaders and professors around the world insist the Holy Temples never existed, so dismiss the proven historical and archaeological excavations conducted by Jewish and non-Jewish archaeologists that there are no archeological findings connected to the Jews. The excavations conducted at the bottom of Temple Mount all yield the proof of Jews’ claim Holy Mount Temple belongs to Jehovag Nissi. The spot of the Kidron valley in 1990s excavated the Solomon’s Stables an archaeological historical site. Temple Mount Sifting Project with thousands of volunteers are recovering Temple period artifacts from debris as shown here in picture.
The First Temple was built by Solomon at Temple Mount. Though the tabernacle and altars dedicated to God preexist later temples built. God told David, “When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish throne of his kingdom forever in Bible in 2 Samuel 7:12–13. David, a shepherd boy fought Goliath and became King, desired to build a permanent dwelling place for God. But because he was a man of war and had too much blood on his hands the task of building First Temple was given to his son Shlomo Solomon, whose name in Hebrew means peace. So first Temple built by King Solomon around 1000 BC, was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC on Tisha B’av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av), and the Jews were exiled in Babylon.
The Muslim goal was central government first at Damascus then at Baghdad, Cairo, Istanbul, or other imperial centers. The local governors, judges, and other rulers were appointed by the central imperial authorities for far off colonies. Islamic law was introduced as law, whether or not wanted by the local people. Arabic was introduced as rulers’ language, and local language frequently disappeared as slaves sold abroad. Then two classes of residents established, native residents paid a tax colonialist rulers did not have to pay. The law differed in places but the following is example of colonialist laws colonized Christians and Jews subjected to over the years:
- Christians and Jews could not bear arms, Muslims could;
- Christians and Jews could not ride horses, Muslims could;
- Christians and Jews had to get permission to build Muslims did not
- Christians and Jews paid certain taxes which Muslims did not;
- Christians could not proselytize Muslims could;
- Christians and Jews bow to Muslim masters when they paid their taxes
- Christians and Jews lived under the law set forth in Koran, not either their own religious or secular law.
These laws allowed the local conquered people less freedom than allowed the conquering colonialist rulers. Non-Arab Muslim inhabitants of conquered lands became second class citizens behind the ruling Arabs. This classic colonialism of Cecil Rhodes was practiced globally by a group of people who settle in a distant territory in another state jurisdiction for control over who remain under political jurisdiction of their native land. “Bloody” conquest by guns were no match for the spears resistance of natives. So Christian west and Jews fight against Muslim east, almost 1,500 years of Muslim imperialist, colonialist, conquest and subjugation of others through invasion and war to the east of Arabia in Iraq, Persia, further eastward, which continues to this day.
The closest geographically, Palestine was the first Western non-Arab area invaded in Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest and subjugation of others. At the time, Palestine was under rule of the Eastern Roman Empire, ruled from Istanbul by Greeks, Eastern Orthodox Catholic. The Eastern Orthodox rule was despotic and Eastern Roman Empire was in serious decline. The Eastern Orthodox rulers were despots, and in Palestine had subjugated the large population of local Jews and Monophysite Christians. The Orthodox were imperialist, majored in religious persecution. Muslim imperialist colonialist, bloody conquest subjugation of Palestine and Egypt took place. These conquest of Palestine Israel by Muslim imperialist, colonialist bloody conquest began with a battle, the August 20, 636, battle of Yarmk with 75,000 soldiers. At first local Jews welcomed the Muslims as liberators. The Muslims had subjugated remainder of Palestine but had not been able to capture Jerusalem. Beginning in July 637, the Muslims began a siege of Jerusalem which lasted for five months before Jerusalem fell in February 638. Arabs did not sack the city, and the Arab soldiers were apparently kept in tight control by their leaders. No destruction was permitted as a triumph of ‘civilized’ control.” This conquest is very significant hallmark of Muslim colonialism began to make Christian and Jewish people to pay a tribute to colonialist Muslims. Baghdad used imperialist, colonialist, bloody wars of conquest throughout life of its empire to provide Caliphate with steady stream of slaves, made eunuchs.The Muslim conquest of Christian North Africa continued against native Berbers encountered west of Egypt. The North African people fought so strongly against Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest in the west was brought to an almost complete stop between Tripoli and Carthage for more than a quarter century. The Muslims broke through in a series of battles followed by revenge massacres of Christian opponents. This Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest continued from North Africa to Spain, Portugal, southern France, until stopped at the battle of Poiters in middle of France. The Muslims in the imperialist colonialist, bloody conquests, killed two to three times as many Christians as the Christians killed Muslims in all Crusades combined. Jerusalem’s central location appeals most to the Muslims. So after the Saladin conquered Jerusalem, victorious Saladin forbade acts of vengeance. There were no more deaths, no violence. The “Saladin’s generosity to Jews or Christian does not mention 450 years prior Muslim aggressive approach. The Crusaders and Christian or Western aggression against Islam ignores prior history of the Muslim colonialist occupation of Jerusalem. This history of Muslims, headquartered in Arabia, captured Jerusalem for 100 years chiefly under the Umayyads, Jerusalem prospered under Muslim rule. Succeeding Abbasids, rule of Jerusalem began to decline beginning 725 A.D. The decline of central Muslim government breaking away from Arabia provinces, growth of warlike revolutionary groups, growth of extremist Muslim sects and the decision Muslims to convert Christians and Jews and pagans to Islam is colonial nature of Jerusalem. Abbasids drained wealth from Jerusalem to Baghdad for the benefit of the caliphs, and Jerusalem declined economically. The language of the government became Arabic, forcible conversion to Islam became the Muslim policy. In 750, the Caliph destroyed the walls of Jerusalem, leaving it defenseless they were later rebuilt, in time to defend against the Crusaders. The history of the following 300 hundred years is complex and tangled. Jerusalem Christians and Jewish majority suffered greatly during alternating periods of peace and war. So these happenings were repeated Muslim destruction of the countryside of Israel in 970-983, and 1024-1077 in Jerusalem. The wholesale destruction by the Muslims of Christian churches by direct order of the Caliph, in 1003 and by Muslim mobs; the total destruction of Jerusalem by Caliph of Cairo in early 1020s; building small mosques on top of Christian churches; enforcing the Muslim laws limiting the height of Christian churches; attacking, robbing Christian pilgrims from Europe; attacking Christian processions in streets of Jerusalem; etc. After nearly 100 years of Muslim rule, the caliphs begun to add religious importance to conquests setting conversion to Islam important priority. It was latter caliphs without the first-hand remembrance of Mohammed distanced empire led to independent rulers being established in Spain, North Africa, Cairo, Asia Minor, etc.; and the instability of the caliphates and resulting civil wars.
The conversion to Islam after 100 years of Muslim conquest imperial colonialism had little significancs to force conversion so an aggressive approach was adopted. Jerusalem, was a particular problem as the Jews and Christians churches were significantly wealthier than the Muslims. This was in beginning of early 800s with Charlemaigne, Europe prototype foreign aid program helped churches located at Holy places in Jerusalem. Embarrassed Muslims, saw the Christian churches and monasteries outshone Muslim’s. Many churches and monasteries were run by western religious orders, report directly to Rome by western leaders appointed by Rome subject to Constantinople. Literally thousands of European Christian pilgrim made pilgrimage to Jerusalem from such places as Germany, France, and Hungary in the years 1000, 1033, 1064, and 1099). Muslim and European rulers frequently sought to enter into treaties of support with each other. As a result, Christian churches became target of Muslims by enemies against European ties in a civil war. The Christian churches were rebuilt when pro-western rulers came to power.
Muslim continue what begun 1400 years culminating in Crusades clashes between Islam and Western Christendom. These history of Islam in Jerusalem, Spain and Portugal, France in the battle of Portiers, are part of endtime living history. These conflicts continue to Armageddon battle Jerusalem. Muslim history in widespread belief of Islam east and west Christianity begun before, today’s Muslim description of current West Bank conflicts. Israel is Chosen by Yahweh allowing the Muslim control for a season to teach Jews and Christians lesson for rebellious reasons. Now God’s timetable agenda punishment season is satisfied so change is coming to Jerusalem. Behold God is doing a new thing; now it springs forth do you not know? God makes a way in wilderness and rivers in desert, Isaiah 43:19. So bringing whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not open the floodgates of heaven to pour out so much blessing there will not be room enough to store it according to Malachi 3:10. Help restore God’s City Jerusalem get free copy:
To God YAHWEH be the GLORY for HIS amazing miracle dream vision seen of billions of HIS angels in the sky. The sky was filled with countless multitudes of angels from God all over the skies flying around in 360 fluid domeshape clear sky in constant movement. I shouted to the people standing by to look up and see the angels ready to save, deliver answers and comfort. This clear vision details images available as possible to share vision from God. So represents an insight into multitudes of angels seen to encourage all people searching for the answers in the midst of their quest for help. God always manifests HIS angels, Heavenly hosts whenever HE CHOOSES TO DO SO. God reassures many people desperate for the answers in difficult circumstances calling God to intervene. As shown many times in living history in the Bible God sends HIS heavenly angels directly to help people. At other times God reveals the Heavenly hosts already regularly at work among us on earth for Divine affirmation support for VICTORY. In 2 Kings 6:27 the LORD GOD YAHWEH opened Elisha’s servant’s eyes and he looked and saw the hills full of Heavenly hosts surrounding them. The servant panicked and thought they were isolated and alone but the army of God is always sent to fight for us in Jesus Name. In the same way despite drastic changes taking place in the world, God will miraculously intervene to deliver Israel again today. In Israel recently a fog sent by God protects Israel to inhibit vision from the enemies who were trying to attack. Battle against Israel is direct battle against YAHWEH so every person must think carefully before getting involved. ARMAGEDDON battle groundwork is being unleashed against Israel but God will deliver to save Israel. The heavenly army is getting ready to intervene first by Rapture then fight for Israel so YAHWEH WINS IN THE END.
Bible in Jude 1:14 says Enoch, 7th from Adam prophesied saying, Behold, Lord Jesus Yeshua COMES FROM HEAVEN with ten thousands of His SAINTS to execute judgement of GOD’S wrath. Enoch, said Yeshua MESSIAH COMES with ten thousands of His SAINTS to save believers and judge sinners. Jude described Enoch to distinguish him from Enoch son of Cain in Genesis 4:17 third from Adam. EARLY PROPHECY refers to these SAINTS COMING BACK TO EARTH ALIVE. The first COMING of Christ was revealed to Adam as SECOND GLORIOUS COMING to Enoch, who predicted these things which will conclude the last age of the world. St. Jude knew from ancient tradition, immediate revelation books or these precious fragments of antediluvian history preserved by Special providence of God, WHO taught the Apostle Jude to distinguish between genuine or spurious ancient story. Heavenly host follow Jesus including the redeemed, angels, armies riding white horses. in this manner. The hosts of the redeemed on white horses accompany Him to be witnesses of His VICTORY, participate in joy of Triumph, but not to engage in the work of blood. For Jesus is strong and courageous so do not be afraid or discouraged because of the kings and the vast armies with them, for there is a greater power with us than with them. With them is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us to fight our battles in Jesus Name in 2 Chronicles 32:7–8.
Moses in Deuteronomy 33:2 said an exact same words about SAINTS accompanying HEAVENLY hosts of God witnessing God giving the law. Enoch prophesied before he was translated into heaven ALIVE in the body without dying. So believe Jude’s account because God employed him like Noah to reform the wicked in the age in which he lived. God Inspired him deliver prophecy of Jude 1:14 to say Behold, Lord Jesus is Coming with ten thousand of His SAINTS Glorified Holy Ones plus legions of angels descend ON EARTH. To execute judgment to pass sentence, as ποιησαι κρισιν rendered to all according to their respective works. Enoch looked beyond the flood to convince or convict εξελεγξαι witnesses confronted all ungodly among them will be judged by God and sentence passed. Ungodly deeds of wicked actions committed against destitute by fear is a concern of God. So LOVE of God is given through Christ to save humble but those defiant of His Justice have GOD’S wrath meted for their hard, impious, atheistic scoffing speeches spoken against Jesus Christ in ignorance. Jesus has justified mankind by taking upon Himself their punishment with an ignominious death. Death against people was taken by Jesus representing them as Excellent Ransom SACRIFICE to save world not worthy, in Hebrews 11:38 as the vilest of men.
Joel’s army of SAINTS with Lord Jesus as Head of His army COME to attack forces of the antiChrist. This COMING battle of Armageddon takes place before Christ sets up His Millennial kingdom in Joel 3 v.1-2 as God directs this final battle. The Lord Jesus with His heavenly SAINTS are COMING to DEFEND His people Israel! So Armageddon war gets rid of antiChrist and all evil to RESTORE people back to YAHWEH. Jesus’ Second Coming is predicted by Prophet Joel as Jesus told Joel as Prophet Zechariah predicted, the Lord Jesus My God, shall COME, and all the SAINTS with Jesus to fight and defeat the antiChrist. Weapons used by nations against Christ and Israel takes 8 years to clear land of after this war. Behold Jesus MESSIAH COMES with ten thousand of His SAINTS, executes judgment, destroys the wicked to reprove all carnal actions. Sinful ungodly acts committed against God is resolved by Jesus as in chapter ii. Bible Repository, vol. xv. p. 86. Book of Enoch prophecy belief of expecting the MESSIAH. This book of Ethiopic version is published translated by Dr. Laurence, Oxford in 1821 and republished in 1832. The full account and contents of article by Prof. Stuart is in Bible Repository for January 1840, pp. 86-137. The Lord Jesus COMES WITH His SAINTS from Heaven with angels, armies of heaven confirmed in Revelation 19:14 Testimony of Christ.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on Jude 1:18-16 says false teachers are dreamers so greatly defile and grievously wound the soul. These teachers are of disturbed mind, seditious spirit; forget powers are ordained by God in Romans 13:1. So satan wishes to take the place of God to tempt people to worship him antiChrist. Jesus prevents his power over mankind so vents rage desperately by blasphemy. God DEFENDS reproached who Love Christ in heart and life. Lord JESUS CHRIST COMES WITH His SAINTS FROM HEAVEN to remedy life forever to separate the wheat from the tares. Sad, men begin in the Spirit but end in flesh. Twice dead, they had been once dead in their natural fallen state but now dead again by evident proof of their hypocrisy away with them to hell fire. The raging waves are a terror to sailing passengers but when they get into port, the noise and terror ends. False teachers are to expect worst punishments in this world and GOD’S KINGDOM COMING on earth.
Matthew Henry continued they glare like meteors or falling stars, and then sink into the blackness of darkness for ever. Prophecy of Enoch from God is in other parts of Scripture as the plain texts of Scripture prove we are to believe JESUS. We find from this, that Christ’s COMING to judge is prophesied as early in times before flood. The Lord Jesus COMING in A GLORIOUS TIME to save but dread for those condemned by GOD’S Wrath. Jude 1:14, Says Enoch, seventh from Adam, prophesied these saying, Behold, the Lord COMES with ten thousands of his SAINTS. Distinguished as Prophet Enoch like the son of Cain, in Genesis 4:17, the third from Adam all knew about Jesus as the Promised Seed of the woman Eve. So early prophecy delivered and referred to in Jude 1:4 – 17 prophesies still pending and relevant today. This is a well-known hope of Deliverance for all who repent as antediluvian sinners. The first COMING of Christ was revealed to Adam, SECOND GLORIOUS COMING to Enoch to foretell future things which will conclude last age of the world. St. Jude knew this from ancient books and traditions confirmed in Revelation as the precious message of antediluvian history preserved to us by Special providence of God, who taught the Apostle Jude to distinguish between genuine and spurious in ancient story.
Enoch prophesy tells us to believe Jude’s account of Jesus Coming with SAINTS. God employed him like Noah to reform a wicked age in which he lived to inspire, to warn to deliver prophecy Jude speaks about. Saying, Behold, The Lord Jesus COMES with ten thousand of His SAINTS or Holy Ones with His legions to descend for war to execute God’s judgment to pass sentence ποιησαι κρισιν on all according to their respective works on earth in Hebrews 11:38. Early prophecy referred to Jude confirms COMING of Christ revealed to Adam. So SECOND GLORIOUS COMING of Jesus with SAINTS as Enoch predicted to conclude the last age of the world. St. Jude knew from ancient books, tradition and immediate revelation. Living history preserves expectation of MESSIAH to COME to complete salvation by a Special Grace, Mercy, Compassion, Providence of God. Through Apostle Jude’s genuine warning mankind to repent is to escape great tribulation by Rapture into heaven to be with God. All souls in God in Christ in heaven because of their testimony about Yeshua and because of the word of God COME BACK to earth. Those who do not worship the beast or its image so did not receive mark on their foreheads or hands in heaven COME BACK to life Rule with Messiah for a 1000 years in Millennial Reign in Revelations 20:4.Deuteronomy 33:2 Moses said heavenly host of SAINTS and angels are witnesses concerning Enoch’s prophesy. Jude’s account, as did Noah in reforming the wicked of his age in which he lived is to inspire all to be saved and delivered prophecy as Jude speaks. In Revelation 19:11-21 John saw heaven opened and behold a white horse and He that sat upon him called Faithful, True and in righteousness He will judge and make war. 12 His EYES are as a flame of fire and on His Head are many crowns. He Has a NAME written no man knows, but He Himself. 13 He is clothed with vesture dipped in BLOOD 14 And His NAME The Word of God. Armies of heaven arrayed in fine linen, white and pure follow Jesus on white horses. 15 From His MOUTH COMES a sharp SWORD to strike down nations and He will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of wrath of God Almighty. 16 On His robe and thigh He has NAME written, KING of kings and Lord of lords. Out of his mouth goes a sharp sword He Rules the nations. He shall RULE them with rod of iron and tread the winepress by the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God.
Jesus the KING OF Kings And the Lord of LORDS directs the battle as 17 And John saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the Supper of the GREAT God; 18 To eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men and of them that sit on them, the flesh of men, free and bond all these, were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And I saw the beast, and kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. 19 And he that deceived those who received the mark of the beast and all those who worshipped the image of the beast. 21 The remnants were slain with the sword of Him that Sat on the horse and sword proceeded out of his mouth and all fowls were filled with their flesh.
In the New Testament, Luke and Acts interpret God’s covenant with Israel through the teachings of Christ. So those dedicated to teachings of Christ were frequently called saints by these writers in Matthew 27:52, Acts 9:13, 26:10 and Revelation 14:12. Six of Paul’s letters to churches addressed to saints Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. New Testament Saints, are never deceased individuals who have been canonized by the church and given sainthood. They are living individuals who dedicate themselves to worship and service of the ONE TRUE God YAHWEH revealed through HIS Son, Jesus Christ. So the children of such parents are called sanctified in 1 Corinthians 7:14-15. They are considered undefiled by paganism if at least one parent is a Christian. Those saved are sanctified by the Blood of Jesus but not all sanctified are saved. On other occasions, when discussing atonement Paul carefully differentiates between the Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians, calling former saints or later believers
Glorified SAINTS, Joint- Heir Holy Ones of God from Old Testament times COME for Messiah’s REDEMPTION of believers in the world. Blessings of Gentiles seen in 1 Corinthians 1:2, addressed as “those sanctified in Christ Jesus are called Holy Saints as Jewish Christians. Together all Gentiles who call on Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ are SAINTS. In Ephesians 1:1: Paul writes to the Saint Christians in Ephesus and faithful Gentiles in Christ Jesus. Paul also in Colossians addressed the SAINTS as Holy faithful brothers in Christ. Paul addresses many letters to Christians in Rome as Saints in Romans 1:7. Gentiles as God’s wild olive branches grafted in Kingdom of God COVENANT of Abraham in Christ have full relationship as SAINTS. As Jewish Christians in Rome received contributions Paul collects from Gentile churches, he called them SAINTS in Romans 15:25-33. Paul’s collection in 2 Corinthians 8:1-4 in the Macedonian churches as saints. Paul’s apprehension of Jerusalem saints changed to accept contributions so the Jewish Christians accept offering from Gentile Christians. In Acts 21 when Paul arrived in Jerusalem it is clear Gentile the Christians SAINTS are given access in faith of Abraham. So Old Testament redemptive history includes Abraham as the Father of all nations. Through Jesus designated Saints believers are admitted as Holy Ones set apart for God in Christ. As King David defeated Goliath with help of the armies of heaven so God Fights for us.
God’s Heavenly Armies, saints, hosts
Revelation 14:1,20 Jesus stood on Mount Zion with Heavenly host and armies.