ISRAEL

ISRAEL  — GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE.

The whole of the Bible is centred around ISRAEL.    It is HIStory, — God’s record of His chosen people, past, present and future.   The Bible is the history of the nation whom God called  “The apple of my eye”.   Zec 2:8 For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says:    “In pursuit of glory I was sent to the nations who plundered you, because “whoever injures you,  injures the pupil of my eye.”  (ISV).   

Nations of the world today should be very very careful of how they treat Israel, because world history shows that when a nation blesses Israel and treats them well, they in turn are very blessed and prosper exceedingly.    The latest nation to be blessed because of their stand for Israel was the USA, until they decided that they needed ARAB OIL more than they needed Israel.    To gain Arab Oil, meant they had to side with the Arab nations and the Palestinians against Israel, and call for the division of Israel, by giving back Judea, Samaria and the West Bank to the Palestinians.    This decision was a very bad choice, as from that time on America began its steady decline into debt and into the constant fear of terrorism, both of which were unheard of in America until then. 

The nation prior to the USA to bless Israel was the UK who brought forth the BALFOUR DECLARATION, which gave Israel back their own land again in 1917, and it was said later the sun never set on the British Empire, as wherever it was daytime the sun was over a British Colony somewhere in the world.    However, that ended when Britain refused entry to the Jewish people from EUROPE during World War Two, and sent thousands of Jews back to Germany, where they became victims of the holocaust, another very bad choice, and for that God removed His blessing from the UK, and it declined to the mediocre power it is today, lagging behind many other countries in the world.

God promised that this would happen right back at the very beginning in Genesis chapter 12  where he promised Abram, later to be called Abraham, Gen 12:2   “I’ll make a great nation of your descendants, I’ll bless you, and I’ll make your reputation great, so that you will be a blessing.”  Gen 12:3  “I’ll bless those who bless you, but I’ll curse the one who curses you, and through you all the people of the earth will be blessed.”  (ISV).     God, being the faithful God He is, has honoured that promise down through the ages, and is still honouring that promise today, despite Israel’s unfaithfulness to God for so much of the time.   

God’s word is truth, you cannot escape from it, God told Israel He would punish them if they turned away from Him and worshipped false god’s, and He has been faithful to His word  all the way through.    All who worship God are blessed, those who worship false gods are being, or will be, punished.

Bad choices, choices made against God and against His Word the Bible, always result in bad outcomes.    Let us look at some prophecies concerning the “last days” or the “end times”.   These prophecies are currently in progress.

Zech 1:18 & 19  Then I looked up and saw four horns.    I asked the angel who was talking to me, “What are those?” So he answered me, “Those are the forces that have dispersed Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”  (ISV)   (Horns in scripture nearly always refer to Empires, or World Powers.  See also Daniel 7:24  &  Rev 17:7    —-   The four horns spoken of here are the four known today as “The Quartet”  —  the United States, – the EU,  –  Russia and the United Nations.   These four powers or “four horns” are working together to create a “Peace Plan” which will divide God’s land, – ISRAEL, and give half of it to the Palestinians.     Let me say here that ALL the nations who work together and vote together with the four horns, to take God’s land away from Israel and give it to God’s enemies will be judged by God for doing that.   See  Joel 3: 1 & 2.

 Joel 3: 1 & 2  “Look, now! In those very days and at that time, when I restore prosperity to Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations, bringing them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will set out my case against them there,  (I will judge them) on behalf of my people, my heritage Israel, whom they scattered among the nations, apportioning my land among themselves.  (ISV).

ISRAEL’S ENEMIES.     I believe that Israel’s enemies, are of necessity also enemies of God, or God’s enemies, because of God’s covenants with Israel.    It is not my intention here to go through naming nations, as we are only dealing with God’s Land – Israel, and the surrounding nations which are mentioned in the Bible.    It is very interesting to note, but also logical, that Israel’s enemies today, are the very same enemies Israel battled in the Bible.     It is also very interesting to note that those enemies of yesteryear, have all become Islamic nations, and without exception, all swear to exterminate the Israelis from the face of the earth.     Also of note those same nations are also virulently anti Christian, and have vowed to cleanse the earth of all Christians as well as all “Jews”.  (Read Israelis).   

Jer 46:10 That day belongs to the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. It is a day of vengeance to take vengeance on his foes. The sword will devour and be satisfied, and will drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies will hold a sacrifice in the land of the north, by the Euphrates river.  (ISV)   We were created in the likeness and image of God.   Are you capable of hate?  so is God.   Are you capable of jealousy?  so is God.   Are you capable of vengeance?  so is God.    The difference is that God’s hate, jealousy, vengeance etc.etc. are just and holy, whereas ours are driven by passion and often go beyond being just.    That is why the Lord tells us in Rom 12:19 Do not take revenge, dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me. I will pay them back, declares the Lord.” 

Eze 30:3 “For comes now the day—comes now the Day of the LORD, the day of clouds! The time of the gentiles is fulfilled!   Compare with      Rom_11:25  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.   (ISV)    Ezekiel prophesies here that the Day of the Lord will come when the Gentiles is finished.

ISRAEL  —  GOD’S CLOCK.  

I think we need to understand these passages clearly so we have no misconceptions as to what the Lord is telling us here.   What the Lord is saying here is that when the day of the Lord comes, at that time the Gentiles domination of the world will cease.    The Day of the Lord is a time of Judgement upon the unsaved peoples of the world.    During this time, the Lord is trying desperately to bring sinners to salvation, knowing the end is near.   

The success of this time of judgement is seen in Rev 7:9 where we are told that “After these things ( i.e. After the first six seals of God’s wrath have been executed) I looked, and there was a crowd so large that no one was able to count it! They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language. They were standing in front of the throne and the lamb and were wearing white robes, with palm branches in their hands.”   In verse 14 we are told where this great crowd of people have come from, when the Elder tells John, “So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

These are the people who have seen that God is serious about cleansing the earth of sin and all manner of evil and wickedness, and they have been prepared to become martyrs in order to gain salvation and eternal life, by putting their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.    The rest of the world continue in their unbelief, in their evil and wicked ways, cursing God for what is happening, but not prepared to give up their evil and wicked practices.

I believe that the times of the Gentiles is perilously close to coming to an end, as more and more pressure is brought against God’s chosen people Israel to give up some of  God’s land to God’s enemies, and when they force Israel to accede to their peace plan, then God will say “Finish” and the times of the Gentiles will be over, and God’s judgement will commence.  

President Trump and his team of peacemakers are believed to be on the cusp of making an announcement right now.    It is believed that both sides will have to give up some of their demands, but that both sides will also gain previously unattainable concessions from the other side.    If this is correct, and a date is set for the signing of a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians and the Arabs etc. then look for 1Thess 5:3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman; and they shall not escape. 

As the whole world cries out for peace and safety at any price, keep your eyes on Israel, Israel is God’s clock, and they will be the ones who have to pay the main price in this “peace at any price” deal with the Palestinians, and while watching Israel, don’t forget to keep your eyes on the Lord as HE brings to pass HIS word.

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DON’T GIVE UP!

I want to take you back to my post titled “Rapture Thoughts” dated 12/09/2015, where I posited the following idea to think about.

Maybe Jesus does not set us free on the Feast of Trumpets as so many believe.   Maybe The Feasts were given to the Jews to observe, not to the Church, so maybe He is not bound to take the Church at the Feast of Trumpets, maybe He can take the Church at any moment of any day of any month of any year He wishes.  

This would fit with the Church knowing the season of His coming, but not the date.   We know it will be soon, just not HOW soon.   Jesus could then fulfil the final three feasts for the Jews at His Second Coming.   In conclusion, we need to make sure we are ready watching waiting and looking and longing for His arrival to take us home to heaven at any moment of every day.

As you would all know, I have always said I believe that the Lord can Rapture His Church at any moment of any day, I still believe that, but I confess that the hype of the signs in the sky and all the talk about the Feast of Trumpets caused me to take my eye of the ball, or should I say off the “WORD” of God until the days proved or disproved in this case the theories put forward.  

I would like to examine more closely some scriptures which I believe give credence to my original posting in September 2015, but before I start, let me make another statement which may shock the pundits, and please understand that I am in NO WAY saying they are definitely wrong, OR right, but I believe the following thoughts bear thinking about.

1.    THE FEASTS AND THE LAW WERE GIVEN TO NATIONAL ISRAEL, NOT TO THE CHURCH. We are still in the times of the Gentiles UNTIL the Church is Raptured, at that moment, God will again take up the Jews and Israelis whom he has set aside “For a Time” see Romans chapter 11. 

An interesting thought here is that God may also be working according to the Gentile Calendar during this time of Grace.    

This would have two implications.  a.  The Year of Jubilee would continue on from today until the 31 December 2017.    OR  b.  The Rapture itself, WHENEVER that occurs, would thereby determine The “CHURCHES’ ”  Year of Jubilee.   AND  – “ISRAEL’S “Year of Jubilee will take place at the Second Coming.    

I also believe that as the first four High Holy Feasts of Israel were fulfilled by Jesus on the very day and hour, and in one short period of time, Springtime,  so also, Jesus will fulfil the three remaining High Holy Feasts of Israel on the very day and hour, and again, all in one short period of time, Autumn all in the one month, at THE SECOND COMING!

2.    THE CHURCH IS NOT BOUND BY LAWS, OR HOLY FEAST DAYS WHICH WERE GIVEN TO NATIONAL ISRAEL.

Col 2:16  So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths.  (Feast of Trumpets is a new moon ceremony)    Paul is saying as Christians we are no longer bound by the “LAW” because Jesus has fulfilled the law on our behalf, we see this in Col 2:14  He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.     The Holy Days and the food restrictions of the Law given to Israel do not apply to Christians. 

Most Christian Jews still observe these Holy Days etc, as did the early Church, but they are NOT BOUND by them, as they are no longer under LAW.    To be bound by them again, would be to place themselves back under LAW, not GRACE.

After the Rapture, Israel will willfully revert back to the period of LAW again, not understanding that their “SIN” offerings are TOTALLY FUTILE, as Jesus has fulfilled the sin offering for everybody, FOREVER.

So we see from scripture, that Christians are no longer bound by Holy Days, or food restrictions or Sabbaths, as we see some churches still observe, all we are bound to, is the command to do the will of the Father.

3.   THE SHORTENING OF THE DAYS. 

A few more things to chew on, Jesus stated in Mat 24:22  “unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.”    This shortening of the days, taken in its context, is very clearly during the “Great Tribulation”, and it brings up an interesting thought, will Israel know the exact year of the return of their Messiah if the days of the Great Tribulation are shortened?  

This would make the MANY warnings of Jesus for people to “Watch and Wait” lest they be caught out unawares applicable to BOTH the Church and to National Israel and it makes sense that that would be the case. 

Jesus told many parables of the Bridegroom ( i.e. the Church) being delayed, and of the Master of the house returning unexpectedly from a far country, of good servants found doing the masters will, and of bad servants beating their fellow servants, (being Israel), indicating to both the Church and National Israel that we ALL need to be on our toes every day,  Mat 24:44  Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

I have long thought that IF the Lord’s return was to be at the “Feast of Trumpets” that millions of people would be thinking, this could be the time, all expecting His return, but that definitely conflicts with the words of Jesus Himself who said as we see above, it will happen when NOBODY thinks it is likely to happen.   Maybe tomorrow, or the end of the month, or the end of December; maybe somewhere in the middle or sometime next year, NOBODY KNOWS but we must be ready whenever it happens.

Regardless of whether the Lord is working to the Gentile Calendar or the Hebrew Calendar, we do have one thing that we know, WE are NOT Children of Darkness  1Thess 5:4  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.     WE DO KNOW that it is very close.

In closing let us remind ourselves of the Word of God  Isa 55:8  “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.  v:9  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

This makes it all the more important to watch all the time and be ready at all times, because, we may think we know, but WE DON’T, – GOD DOES. 

Although all the signs of Israel’s Birth and Jubilee etc. fall exactly 20 years,  30 years or 50 years apart on our Calendar, they do NOT all fall exactly 20 years,  30 years or 50 years apart on the Hebrew Calendar!!!  

Finally, think about this, IF the Lord is using the Gentile Calendar during the “Time of the Gentiles”,  and IF the RAPTURE were to occur sometime this year, then 1. it would still be in the YEAR of Jubilee, and  2.  It would still allow the Lord to fulfill the remaining Feasts of the Lord on the EXACT DAYS,  BUT in under seven years, because of  “those days being shortened.”

Jesus can come on any day at any time.   Mat 24:44  Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.    God Bless.  

Lex Cullen

WILL All CHRISTIANS GO TO HEAVEN?

According to census results, and worldwide survey results, two and a half billion people around the world claim to be “Christians”.     That figure is over one third of the world population at this point in time.    The question then is, will ALL of these 2,500,000,000, PLUS – ALL who said they were Christians and have died, since the Church began, ALL go to heaven  -: 

In order to answer this question, we must examine some of the teachings of our Lord Jesus, and of His Apostles.

Mat 7:21-23  “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.   v:22  Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’   v:23  Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Here we see that Jesus is giving a very clear warning to Christians; NOT ALL who call me their Lord, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, indeed Jesus goes on to say that ONLY those who DO the will of God will get into Heaven.

SO WHAT IS GOD’S WILL?    God’s will is the same for us, as it was for Jesus,  (John 17:4  I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. )  God’s will for us is to live our lives in such a way as it will bring honour and glory to HIM;  Mat 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. 

Jesus even goes on to say that MANY will claim to have prophesied in His name, cast out demons, and even done many miracles, but Jesus will deny He knows them.    The reason for this is that there are MANY – “FALSE”  Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Popes, Pastors, Priests, Teachers, etc. etc.  in the world who prophecy in the name of Jesus, cast out demons, heal the sick, and even perform miracles.

Sadly, all too often these things have been done to build themselves up in the eyes of the world, or to build up their own little kingdom on earth, using their ministry or church to amass wealth and riches for their own use, not for the work of the Lord.   This sort of ministry, rather than bringing honour and glory to God, brings dishonour,  shame and disgrace to the Lord and also to His church.

The message here to all Christians is this – The Lord knows our thoughts and intentions, He knows our motives and our desires, He knows our attitude toward him and towards other people.   

Jer 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; Who can know it?    Jer 17:10  “The LORD searches the heart and examines the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”

Here is another warning the Lord gives us.  In this passage the Lord says that here are FEW who find the way which leads to life.    I don’t think that 2,500,000,000 would be rated as FEW.   This warning is followed by a further warning about “False Prophets”, and this of course applies to all false “Teachers” whatever their “Title” maybe.

Mat 7:13-16a  “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. v:14  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, there are FEW who find itv:15  “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.  v:16 a  You will know them by their fruits.

If the teachings of ANY “Christian” contradicts what the Bible says,  it is coming from a “False Christian” or as Jesus calls them in Matt 13:24-30  “TARES”   The Farmer = Jesus, who sows good seed, “Wheat = Christians”  the enemy = Satan, who comes and sows Tares.   “Tares  = Counterfeit Christians” Who say they believe, but don’t.

These counterfeit wheat seeds will  act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them Godly.  See  2Tim 3:5.                It is difficult to spot these weeds until the plants are fairly well developed, by then the Tares have become intertwined with the wheat, making it almost impossible to pull them out without pulling out the intertwined wheat also.    The “End of the AGE” is the end of the “Kingdom Age” at the end of the millennium.    The Church Age,  ends with the Rapture.

When I was training to be Real Estate Salespersons, our tutor advised us to join the biggest church in the district, and make friends with the congregants so when they wanted to sell their property, we would have a good chance of the owners giving us the listing.   It didn’t matter whether we were Christians or not, just join churches, sports clubs, Parent & Teacher Associations etc. then work your way up to the top position, become popular and sell lots of Real Estate.   

Counterfeit Christians are preaching their counterfeit gospel from the pulpits of many churches today, especially in the Western World.   Some of these Counterfeit Christian leaders are becoming very popular.   2 Tim 4:3  For the time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers.    The final result is “Apostacy” which we see everywhere today.

Others less charismatic, are seeing their church numbers drop away until finally they are forced to close the doors of their churches, or sell them to other religions, usually Islamic.   This is extremely prevalent in Europe today, where hundreds of churches in The U.K. and all throughout Europe have been converted into mosques.

I  want to conclude this thought by saying this; I am the only one apart from the Lord who truly knows my own heart, my own desires, my own thoughts and intentions, my own motives and my own attitude toward other people, toward the Lord and toward His Word the Bible.

You are the only one apart from the Lord who truly knows your own heart, your own desires, your own thoughts and intentions, your own motives and your own attitude toward other people, toward the Lord and toward His Word the Bible.

“Mat_10:37  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me”    Jesus is not simply talking about our parents or our children in this passage, Jesus is talking about ANY PERSON, and He is talking about ANY THING which comes first in our lives.   Anything which comes before Jesus in our life is an idol, and this is why Jesus follows that verse up by saying in Mat 10:38  Jesus said  If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.   Mat 10:39  If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. 

Jesus gave up EVERYTHING for us, if we truly love Him with all our hearts, we will be prepared to give up EVERYTHING for Jesus, including our lives, otherwise we are not worthy of the title of being called a Christian.

This is why Jesus said in Mat 22:14  “Many are called, but few are chosen.”   Only a few are prepared to give up everything for Jesus.

Rom 12:2  Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.   Rom 12:3  Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. 

The Watchman must call the alarm BEFORE he can see exactly what it is on the horizon, in order to give his city time to prepare for battle if necessary.  This means that there will be occasions when it may be a false alarm, but this can also be used as a practice drill so it is a good  thing, not a bad thing.    TAKE THE SAFE PATH – BE READY.

As a Watchman, I see the end time signs in every sphere of life, right around the world, of the soon coming return of Jesus for His Bride, but I must warn that He is coming for the FEW, for the TRUE BELIEVERS, not for all the two and a half billion who label themselves “Christian” on the Census papers, but have not been born of the Spirit of God.     Time is running out rapidly, you must make sure YOU are ready.

Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.  Is your heart saying “Come Lord Jesus?”    

THE SIGNS ARE ALL AROUND US.

July 2017 you cannot look left, you cannot look right, you cannot look in front, and you cannot look behind, without seeing dozens of end times signs and prophecies being fulfilled right in front of your eyes each day.

Jesus said the last days would be marked by distress of nations.  Luke 21:25.      Today nations all over the world are in turmoil, most of the nations around the world are either in financial turmoil, political turmoil, civil war, or religious uprisings.    The USA leads the charge, with the political insanity of the left versus the right, and daily calls and threats to kill President Trump and his leaders.    Civil war is being fomented in the USA by the Global Elitists, powerful and rich billionaires like George Soros, and other people in high places.

Russia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya, Qatar, UAE and almost all of the northern African nations like Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, etc., are at war with various Islamist terrorist groups.   The Philippines are at war in Marawe against Islamic State offshoots who want to start an Islamic Caliphate in South East Asia.   Secular Indonesia is also having major problems with radical Islamist terrorist groups as they battle extremist ISIS Training Centres in many of their mosques.

The South African leader has threatened that he intends to take South Africa down the same path taken by Mugabe in Rhodesia which led to starvation, destruction and death.

Take all property from the white landowners and distribute it to the original owners of the land who are incapable of farming it, or of developing it in any way as they have no finance, and no financial backing.    This is bringing division and chaos in South Africa at present.  See -:   telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/03/jacob-zuma-calls-confiscation-white-land-without-compensation

Every nation belonging to the European Union is struggling with the millions of Moslem refugees flooding in from the Middle East and North Africa.   Because their religion is different, their cultures are different, and their expectations are IMPOSSIBLE to meet, the end result is causing havoc throughout Europe, and nations like England, seeing the inevitability of what lies ahead, are trying to get out of the EU.

Venezuela, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico and the list goes on and on and continues to spread every day.     Respect and decency have gone out the window in many countries, and is already spreading to Australia, where one punch attacks on innocent victims, and home invasions on elderly people are increasing all the time.    Road rage is also becoming  a major problem in western society.

Nations are provoking nations, and there are endless rumours of wars about to begin at any moment filling our news casts.

Over the past year or two, we have seen and heard about “Once in a lifetime”  or  “Once in a century” Even “The worst ever recorded” events, such as earthquakes, violent storms, volcanoes, mud slides, wild fires, droughts, tsunamis, cyclones, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods etc.    These events are occurring daily all over the world.    It seems that nature itself is out of control.    But Jesus Himself warned us that this would be the case immediately before His return for His Church.

Parasites, viruses, bacteria, flesh eating bugs and plagues thought to have been eradicated are making a come back from the past, and they are now even more deadly than the original versions, as these new breeds are impervious to the drugs that used to be so efficient in controlling them, and wiping them out, today they are immune to all drugs available, and “Super Super Bugs” are now emerging and spreading rapidly around the world.    At the same time, new deadly flu strains, diseases, viruses etc. are also emerging.

Technology today is producing more and more terrible weapons of warfare and weapons of mass destruction than ever before, and the very technology that should be benefitting mankind, is more often than not, also being used to destroy mankind.    Technological advances today are so advanced, that scientists really do believe they are more advanced than God, as they manipulate genes and chromosomes and DNA and RNA to try to create “Human Warriors” with superman like powers of strength, stamina and speed, even going so far as to link the human brain to computers, so humans can think and react with the speed of a supercomputer.

Deception is out of control worldwide in every sphere of life, whether it be government, science, big business, education, etc., and according to Catholic and Pentecostal church leaders, demon possession is growing at a phenomenal rate.    In the USA witches have called for help from other countries where witches are found, to help them cast their spells of hate and destruction on President Trump, in order to try and kill or get rid of him and the Republican Party.

The One World Government is operational today. 

End of the age prophecies in Daniel and Revelation speak of a One World Government, which will be taken over by the Antichrist.     This One World Government has now been in operation for 70 years, it is called  “The United Nations”.   Already it has passed Laws and Decrees (Agendas) that bind the nations to its will, and most nations have signed allegiance to these Agendas, believing they are good for the world in general.   As time has gone on, more and more laws and Decrees have been added to their Agendas, reducing the power of National Governments to create their own laws, and gradually increasing the powers of the United Nations.

If you want to know more about these Laws and Rules and Agendas etc see   http://www.onenation.com.au/policies/agenda21     which Paul Keating signed up to.

Agenda 21 has now morphed into Agenda 30 for Sustainable Development, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development.  Read more at -:   UN Agenda 2030: A Recipe for Global Socialism.      https://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/22267-un-agenda-2030-a-recipe-for-global-socialism             These agendas can be searched online, but once signed up to by a Nation, they become very difficult to get out of, which is why President Trump refused to sign up to The Reduction of CO2 gas emissions goal, as it has NEVER BEEN PROVED THAT MANKIND is responsible for the world heating up.

Scientific data HAS been deliberately manipulated, including by  Australia,   see -:    http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/31/australia-weather-bureau-caught-tampering-with-climate-numbers/    and it has been    altered and twisted by those who have an axe to grind, thus muddying the waters so nothing can be believed in this regard, and the battle is ongoing.    The proponents of this agenda say that catching out Gov’t agencies manipulating scientific data, does not prove that all the other scientist are wrong, BUT, where do most scientists get their information and data from?    You guessed it.

Do you need more proof that the One World Government is alive and well, and is already in operation today? Well here is some more proof.

Pope Francis: WORLD GOVERNMENT  Must Rule U.S. ‘For Their Own Good’    Read full article at-:

http://yournewswire.com/pope-francis-world-government-rule/      The Pope is not ignorant of the One World Government, as he is part of it.

Revelation also foretells that at the end of the age, there will be a One World Religion, and this One World Religion will enforce the worship of  the “Antichrist”  also called the “Beast”,  or they shall be killed.

The One World Religion is also operational today. 

Pope Francis stated “because Muslims, Hindus and African Animists are also made in the very likeness and image of God, to hate them is to hate God! To reject them to is to reject God and the Gospel of Christ. Whether we worship at a church, a synagogue, a mosque or a mandir, it does not matter. Whether we call God, Jesus, Adonai, Allah or Krishna, we all worship the same God of love.    We are all children of God.                  Read article at -:

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/in-first-video-message-pope-francis-stresses-unity-we-are-all-children-of-god-39381/

Pope Francis has been caught on camera attempting to steer his flock away from Jesus Christ, warning that having a personal relationship with Jesus is dangerous and very harmful.   Read more on this at -:

http://www.disclose.tv/news/popes_latest_warning_relationship_with_jesus_is_dangerous_and_harmful/139720

Pope Francis offers hope to faithless, says atheists can go to heaven.

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2015/12/pope_francis_offers_hope_to_fa.html

BOTH,  ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT  – AND – ONE WORLD RELIGION ARE IN FULL SWING TODAY.   —  BOTH ARE END OF THE AGE SIGNS   —

One World Gov’t, –  See  REV 13:4-8   AND   One World Religion   See   REV 13:11-17

Do you find all this depressing?    DON’T  this is great news -:  Jesus said when you see all these thing happening, LOOK UP, His hand is on the door knob of heaven ready to throw it open and call all the “True Christians” out of all this, and it is all about to end very, very soon for all True Christians all around the world.

In Genesis 1:14  God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and LET THEM BE FOR SIGNS and seasons, and for days and years;       God says He will use the heavens to give warning signs to mankind.

Jesus also gave warning signs of the end of the age in Luke 21:11  And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences;      Think there were no earthquakes, floods, storms etc before Jesus time on earth, read the Old Testament, like ZECH 14:5 or DANIEL 11:22  or  AMOS 1:1 ACTS 16:26   PSALM 90:5   NUMBERS 21:28 or hundreds of other references in the Old Testament that speak of earthquakes, fires, floods and storms.    What Jesus was saying is these massive events shall be daily occurrences all over the world, and that is what we are seeing today.

Luke 21:11 continued.   And there will be fearful sights AND GREAT SIGNS FROM HEAVEN.

Great Solar Eclipse of USA AUGUST 21 2017.    The same sign given to Nineveh before Jonah arrived caused the whole city to repent, and God withheld judgement.     Will the same thing happen again in the USA, and will The USA repent, or continue in sin bringing division and destruction to the USA.  The following clip is from NASA showing the path of the eclipse.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C0SeDenPRo

Rev 12:1  Now A GREAT SIGN APPEARED IN HEAVEN: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.    See   http://watchfortheday.org/videos.html

War is on the near horizon for Israel, this is prophesied in the end time prophecies of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, and while some prophetic students see Israel’s 1948 / 49 War of Independence as being Psalm 83, others disagree, however the Gog and Magog Ezekiel Prophecy has definitely not yet been fulfilled, but we can see day by day that this prophecy is miraculously being prepared for before our very eyes.

Russia, and Persia (IRAN) bitter enemies three or four years ago, signed a Defence Treaty Pact just a year or so ago.    Turkey, a friend of Israel just three or four years ago, today undeclared enemies, and easily seen as such by Turkeys actions toward its ex ally and friend.  Syria, Lebanon, Libya, today all Moslem and all bitter enemies of Israel, and the many peoples with you, include ISIS which has thousands of Moslems from countries such as Pakistan, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia etc. and then there are all the Arab nations, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait etc. who are also in Syria fighting against ISIS who will join together as Islamist countries against Israel to try to destroy Israel.

It is believed that this prophecy will be fulfilled either immediately before the rapture of the church, or immediately after the Rapture of the church.   Israel will face enemies from within, as seen in the article below, as well as enemies from other countries.  http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1438

This could take place within days or weeks, we need to be ready all the time regardless of when it happens.    The rapture of the True Christians, will be sudden, unexpected, lightning fast, and sadly for the millions of half pie, half believers, irreversible.    I believe those raptured will represent only a very small percentage of the Church at large, as was foretold by Jesus in His parables, and again by John in the letter to the Church of Laodicea In Revelation 3:14 ff.    Vast numbers of unprepared, unbelieving, Nominal (= in name only) worldly Christians will be left behind.     Among the millions left behind will certainly be Popes, Pastors, Archbishops, and Bishops, Monsignors and Elders, Evangelists, Prophets and Teachers, who have all been trying to build their own kingdom, instead of God’s kingdom. See Mat 7:21  “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. v:22  Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’  v:23  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

From every denomination, from every nation, there will be leaders who  are deceiving gullible Christians with their worldly wise, “politically correct” or just straight out unbelieving teachings.

YES, I know I could be wrong, but I believe that God’s diary / calendar for the age of grace is about to end, and the times of the Gentiles is closing fast.    I truly doubt that this world can keep going for another year at this pace without destroying itself.

As I have already said the signs are all here now, and while signs don’t set dates they do set warning bells ringing for those who are watching and waiting and longing for the return of our Saviour.

Jesus said OCCUPY TILL I COME  –  but don’t forget he also said “Therefore IF YOU WILL NOT WATCH, I will come upon you as a thief, and YOU WILL NOT KNOW WHAT HOUR I WILL COME UPON YOU.

Let us be found doing BOTH, FAITHFULLY,  when He returns.

God Bless

Lex Cullen

URGENT – IMPORTANT. RE — THE RAPTURE.

In my last Post, I mentioned how Dr J R Church from Prophecy in the News some years ago, had said that he felt that Pentecost could also be a possible time for the Rapture.   It was still spring time in Israel, and with all the feasts from Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits, etc. being a very busy time in their calendar, very few people got married, so after the feasts, there was a boom in marriage celebrations around Shavuot (Pentecost).

I also mentioned that Pentecost is looked on as being the birthday of the Church, so why not celebrate the Church’s birthday by a surprise visit to get your Bride to be?

At this point, I offer the following facts for you to consider very carefully –

  1. Enoch was born on Pentecost – 6 th of Sivan
  2. Enoch was also translated (raptured) to heaven on Pentecost –   6 th of Sivan.
  3. The church was officially born on the day of Pentecost – with the empowerment of the Holy Ghost.  –     6 th of Sivan.

Enoch has always been regarded by the majority of Theologians as a TYPE of the CHURCH.    In light of these facts it is not difficult to see and understand, that if Enoch as a type of the Church was born AND raptured on Pentecost, and if the church was also born on Pentecost,  it is highly likely that the Church could also be raptured on Pentecost.     I believe this is certainly worth considering.     I feel this could possibly be more important, and maybe, more urgent, than we may think.

I know that it is becoming widely accepted or believed that the rapture will occur on the Feast of Trumpets, and I am NOT saying that it won’t be, what I am saying is that Pentecost is another strong contender which we must consider.      Pentecost Sunday this year falls on 4th of June 2017.

I want to share some more reasons for you to consider why Pentecost seems to fit the Biblical evidence for the Rapture.

As I have already said, it is acknowledged by bible scholars, that Enoch is a type of those who will be caught up or translated at the rapture of the church, meaning the “TRUE CHRISTIANS” an event we believe could happen at any moment. 

People in many churches today scoff at this teaching just as those living in Enoch’s day scoffed at him.     Sadly, many  Churches may not notice much of a drop in attendance after the Rapture, because of unbelief, and because they were asleep when they should have been watching and waiting.    We are warned over and over in scripture, that although many are called, only a few are chosen.

“1Th 5:4  But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.   v:5  You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. v:6  Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober”

When the Bridegroom opens the door of Heaven in Revelation 4:1 – the True Believers will be caught up, as Enoch was so long ago!    We call this translation the doctrine of the Rapture of the Church!     Enoch walked with God and God took him.    The writer of Hebrews tells us a bit more about Enoch saying he “pleased God,” and was not found because God TRANSLATED him!   —–  We who walk with God in truth, and who are pleasing to God, will also be translated in the same way as Enoch was.

GOD COMMANDED ISRAEL -:

Exod 23:14  “THREE TIMES you shall keep a feast to Me in the year:

Exod 23:15  You shall keep the (1.) FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty);       Exod 23:16      (2.) FEAST OF HARVEST, the firstfruits of your labours which you have sown in the field;

(3.) FEAST OF INGATHERING (Sukkot – Feast of Tabernacles) at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labours from the field.

Exod 23:17  “THREE TIMES in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD.

THREE FEASTS  —  THREE HARVESTS.     PLEASE NOTE  -:

FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS celebrated at the time of the Passover included the first fruits of the BARLEY harvest.   Who does the BARLEY represent?    Barley represents the “True Believers” of the OLD TESTAMENT who were raised with JESUS, (already translated and in Heaven) they were seen in Jerusalem.   Matt 27:52  “and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; v:53  and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.”

FEAST OF WEEKS –  in celebration of the first fruits of the WHEAT harvest,   —  Who does the WHEAT represent?   The “TRUE BELIEVERS” of the Church age.   Jesus said in John 4:35  Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! ”    Jesus pointed out, that the Firstfruits were already ripe, the main harvest would come four months later.    Don’t wait for the main harvest.

Besides being called the Feast of Weeks in Leviticus 23 this special feast celebration is called the “Day of the Firstfruits” in Numbers 28:26 and the “Feast of Harvest” in Exodus 23:16

Exod 34:22  “And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest. ”        Firstfruits is only a very small part of the main harvest, just the first few baskets.    The main harvest is not ready.

The feast of Weeks, i.e. PENTECOST, is the ONLY feast where LEAVENED BREAD is used.  Lev 23:17   Leaven speaks of sin, and the Church still battles sin until the Rapture.   This is another important point to note.

FEAST OF TABERNACLES represents  the ingathering of the OLIVE and GRAPE harvests.      Who do OLIVES and GRAPES represent?     I believe that the OLIVES represent the Jews who come to salvation AFTER the Rapture, and are martyred during the Great Tribulation.   In scripture the Olive tree and the Fig tree both represent the nation of Israel.

I believe that the GRAPES represent Gentiles who come to salvation AFTER the Rapture, and are martyred during the Great Tribulation.   This feast is NOT A FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS.   This is the great harvest no man can number who have come out of the Great Tribulation.   Rev 7:9ff.

The Laodicean Church will be left behind, rejected by our Lord and spat out of His mouth.   Many if not most will be part of the main wheat harvest gathered in Rev 7:9 during the tribulation period.   These are NOT the Firstfruits.

I quote here Dr Chuck Missler, a Bible Prophecy Exponent for whom I have great respect.    He says -:

“Every year there are people studying the Feasts of Moses to determine when the Rapture will take place.  They like to hang their hats on things like the sound of the trumpets on Yom Teruah, or on celebrations like the Feast of Tabernacles.

IF the Rapture takes place on a feast day though, the most likely feast is Pentecost, the Feast of Shavuot.   Shavuot is celebrated as the birthday of Enoch as well as the traditional date of his rapture.  Therefore, if Enoch is a type of the Church caught up to God before the day of Judgment, then Shavuot makes the most likely candidate.”    Missler, Dr Chuck. The Rapture: Christianity’s Most Preposterous Belief (Kindle Locations 853-854). Koinonia House. Kindle Edition.

Am I saying the Rapture will happen on this Sunday?  NO – NO – NO.

Am I saying the Rapture could happen this Sunday?  YES, YES, YES.

I believe the Rapture is VERY, VERY close, it could happen tomorrow, or next week, or next month.    I also believe that Pentecost Sunday is a very important day for the Church in every way.

So as I said last week, watch for your Saviour’s return EVERY DAY.     Watch eagerly for your bridegroom to come for you, it COULD happen on the Church’s birthday, Pentecost Sunday.

God Bless

Lex Cullen

WHEN YOU SEE ALL THESE THINGS

A few days ago, the DVD I ordered from Prophecy News Watch, titled  “The Coming Convergence” arrived in the mail.    I have watched it a couple of times, as it is a timely reminder of the days we are living in.   2 Tim 3:1  But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:   I think the Manchester terrorist attack was a timely reminder of just how perilous the times are right now.

The film is 100 minutes of recent Scientific Archaeological findings, lined up alongside Biblical passages of scripture, and ancient Bible Prophecies.   These are then put together, and explained in detail by leading Bible Prophecy Scholars of today.      The film reveals that what is happening today, is exactly what was foretold centuries and millennia ago, but people do not want to believe the Bible, even when they can see what it teaches is happening before their eyes.

I believe, as do these students of Bible prophecy, that we are on the cusp, of the Lord’s return, no matter which interpretation of eschatology you may hold to.    The signs that Jesus gave to His disciples when asked in Matt 24 about the signs of His return, have all been fulfilled, and we need to note carefully what Jesus said  in Matt 24:33  “In the same way, when you see ALL THESE THINGS, you are to know that the time is near, right at the door.”    The Bible scholars go through the teachings of this passage of Jesus’ prophecy of the sign of His return, to show that “all these things” are present in our world today.

I have another six copies of this DVD on the way, but don’t expect to see them until between 4 – 7th June.    If you live in or near Perth in Western Australia,  and you would like to borrow one please e-mail me at   cullen252@bigpond.com   and I shall try to accommodate you as soon as possible.

If you would like your own copy to share with your family and friends, or at your church, it can be ordered from the following site.   www.prophecynewswatch.com    This film needs to be seen by all who are not walking close to the Lord at this time, and all family and friends who are still unbelievers.

I remember Dr J R Church from Prophecy in the News some years ago, saying that he felt that Pentecost could also be a possible time for the Rapture, as it was still spring time in Israel, and with all the feasts from Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits, etc. being a very busy time in their calendar, very few people got married, so later there was a boom in marriage celebrations around Shavuot (Pentecost).

Pentecost is looked on as being the birthday of the Church, so why not celebrate the birthday by a surprise visit to get your Bride to be?    I don’t know!   Nobody knows.   Certainly the feast of Shavuot which falls this year on Wednesday May 31st cannot be discounted yet, neither can the Feast of Trumpets.

SO  –  Where to from here?

Prov 27:1  Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.   Nobody can guarantee they will be alive tomorrow, unexpected accidents happen every day, fit healthy people die of heart attacks every day, innocent people get murdered every day.     Don’t put your faith in tomorrow, it may not come for you, get prepared now.

The main thing for me is  Matt 24:42  “Watch therefore, for you do not know in what hour your Lord is coming.”   When we compare this with  2 Pet 3:8  “Moreover, dear friends, do not ignore this: with the Lord, one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day.”     So if 1000 years is like a day and a day is like 1000 years, then an hour could be like a week or a month or a year and vice versa.

Mark 13:37  “And what I say to you, I say to everyone: stay alert!”     Today more than any other time in history, we need to watch, and be ready for whenever the Lord returns, and for however it may be.    Do not be like the world,  unbelieving, uncaring, unprepared, and unaware of what is happening all around them every day.

Life is all about relationships, from the moment you are born, you begin to form a relationship with your parents, and your siblings.   A bit later you develop relationships with your class mates and your teachers.    Further down the track you develop relationships with your work mates and your boss.    From there it is likely you will develop a relationship with a close friend who may become your husband / wife in the days ahead.

For many people these relationships are developed and continue for many years, becoming closer and deeper as time goes on.     For people who are not prepared to put in the time, expense or effort required to develop and / or continue the relationship, that relationship dies.

Jesus does not want to marry a bride who does not have a loving relationship with Him, one who never bothers to talk to Him, one who never bothers to read His word, to learn about what He is like, someone who is not prepared to take the time, put in the effort, or spend the money required to build and develop and deepen that love relationship.

Sadly, there are too many so called Christians who fall into this category; they have no real relationship with Him, and certainly they are not looking forward to meeting Him and being with Him forever.        Would you choose a bride / bridegroom who was like this?      

Salvation is not received just by believing in  God.    Listen to what James tells us about this in  James 2:19  “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!”   James 2:20  “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?”       The very first commandment says,  Mark 12:30  “And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.”       That will lead to a good loving relationship,  which will bring forth good works.

Watch therefore, do not look for a specific day, or a set date, or a certain “Feast”, but look for your Saviour’s return.     Wait for your redemption, watch eagerly for your bridegroom to come for you, whenever that may be.   We may not know the day nor the hour, but in 1 Thess 5:4  Paul tell us that True Christians are not in the dark that this Day should overtake us as a thief.

God bless

Lex Cullen