WHAT DO YOU THINK? – Cont’d.

I shall not be elaborating much on most of the following News items, as the Hyperlink is often self explanatory, but if you are interested in reading more on any of them just click the green Hyperlink to go into the article itself.

New Age Oprah Mocks God and Jesus on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert hosted a blasphemous segment with New Age Oprah that they called, “‘Oprah Winfrey gets some career advice from a slightly less famous figure: the Lord.” During the show, they openly mocked God and Jesus.    The latest Opinion Poll in USA has Oprah Winfrey way ahead of President Trump for the 2020 Elections.”     Her “New Age” beliefs are very popular in USA.

Child Sex Crimes Soar By 30% In Sadiq Khan’s London
“The number of sexual offences committed against children in Sadiq Khan’s London has soared to 1,200 in the last year, new figures show.”     Sadiq Khan is the Moslem Mayor of London.

Russian Nuclear Sub “Quietly” Traveled To US Coastline Undetected
Russian submarines are the quietest in the world.

‘Jerusalem is not holy to Muslims, enough with this lie!’     This is an interesting piece of history showing Palestinians never lived in Israel until the 20th Century, and even then they took no interest in Jerusalem until AFTER the 6 day war in 1967.

Venezuela Faces The Return Of Forgotten Diseases     Plagues Old and New are becoming a common problem in the world today. 

https://www.jewsnews.co.il/2018/03/11/end-of-mankind-global-pandemic-warning-as-who-discovers-new-killer-pathogen-with-no-cure.html      WHO warns of Global danger to mankind from unknown killer pathogen.

The US liquidates its two main Mid East air bases at Incirlik and Al-Udeid      USA is getting out of Turkey, which is no friend of either USA or Israel

World War 3: Saudi Arabia to develop NUCLEAR BOMB in defence of IRAN – Crown Prince says       Speaks for itself if the Lord does not return soon!!!

https://www.debka.com/hamas-terrorists-order-military-preparedness-jump-the-gun-on-the-idf/     Israel in the cross hairs again as usual.   See the two below also.

Iranian official on TV: ‘Liberation of Jerusalem is the most important thing’   

An Israel-Hezbollah war could draw in Iran, U.S. intelligence warns

‘Don’t threaten a NUCLEAR power’ Putin REJECTS British ultimatum on Russian spy attack      Is this a threat of Nuclear war?   Sounds like it to me.

Scientists Now Resort To Calling Christians Crazy – ‘New Study’ Attempts to establish a link between religious fundamentalism and brain damage         These crazy,  brainwashed Uni students now calling the only sane people in the world ‘Crazy”  What next?    Maybe all True Christians will finish up in an asylum. 

Institute: Syria may have underground nuclear facility    This is no surprise as they are working with Iran and North Koreans at their facilities.

China Readies For WAR With New Unmanned Super Tanks Powered By AI      Artificial Intelligence will become more and more prolific in many areas as technology increases exponentially. 

Rand Paul: ‘Deep State Is Trying To Bring Trump Down’     Well known for a long time, not acknowledged before by US Senator though.

NYC hasn’t seen snow like this in 130 years     Another sign from the Bible.

Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into bio-based plastic     Technology spirals up and up,  See the next item also on technology.

MIT researchers create device they claim can “generate electricity from air”

Hungarian Politician Warns of Anti-Human ‘Global Government’    The One World Gov’t is coming soon, and some world leaders know it and don’t like it.

White Farmers Flee South Africa In Fear of Land Grab     Lies of South African Leaders exposed again.

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/33556/Default.aspx   Trump’s Peace Plan For Israel Almost Ready.   This is a “BIGGIE”   It may not get through, but if it does get enforced, and Israel is divided among her enemies, God will judge America and all signatory nations as promised in Joel 3:1 & 2  “For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,   v 2  I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. 

http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2075      Space Wars are coming.   Preparing to take on Jesus perhaps at His “Second Coming”

https://www.debka.com/egypt-licensed-to-assemble-russian-t-90s-tanks-capacity-50-a-year/       America and Britain, selling War machines which will eventually be turned against Israel and possibly against the West also.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43347848  England to sell Typhoons Warplanes to Saudi Arabia    As above.

We have above many news items which are depicted in the Bible as being part of the end of this age.    Wars & rumours of wars, massive world wide political upheaval, massive world wide Seismological upheaval.    Massive increase in knowledge and technology. and massive increase in transport speed and technology.     Hatred of Israel growing among their Moslem neighbors.   Hatred and violent persecution of Christians spreading rapidly in Moslem countries, but more incredibly, in Western Nations also.

God Bless.

Lex Cullen

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Do you believe that the Return of Jesus Christ to the “clouds i.e. the “Rapture” for His Church will happen very soon?   As I mentioned at the end of a recent post, I could fill a page with news items almost every day which would blow your mind in terms of what is currently taking place in the world, both overtly but even more so covertly.   

Technology is developing at a pace almost unbelievable to the ordinary citizens of the world.    Hatred of Christians and Jews worldwide is also increasing at an alarming rate. “True Christianity” is decreasing at an alarming rate, while more and more “Tares”  see MATTHEW 13:24-30  are putting forth their own versions of Christianity.    We see in this parable that the “Tares” are left behind at the “Rapture” to continue their false teachings and evil doctrines right up to the “Second Coming” at the end of this “Age of Grace” when Jesus returns to the earth” to judge and to separate all the evil people who survived the “Great Tribulation” from the Christians, who also managed to survive.    MATTHEW 13:30  Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the “tares” and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the “wheat” (i.e. Christians) into my barn.” (i.e. heaven).  

I am putting a few of the latest headlines & or quotes from sections of the article.   If you wish to read the entire article, the Hyperlink will be shown in green before the article, just click the Hyperlink to bring the article up for your perusal.    I will also refresh you on one or two older articles, as a reminder.   All my comments will be in this colour.           Comments taken from the articles themselves will be in black to save confusion.

Turkey-Allied Jihadists Slaughtering Christians, Yazidis in Syria’s Besieged Afrin
“Turkey-linked jihadists from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda are taking advantage of the Ankara offensive in the besieged Afrin region in northwestern Syria to slaughter Christians and Yazidis, caution several activists. The warnings come as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced over the weekend that his allied forces conquered the center of the Kurdish-held city of Afrin.”      Erdogan  has become very hardcore – lookout Jews, Christians, Kurds, Yadzidis etc. etc. living in Turkey.   

Turkish Leader Claims Muslim Victory Over Europe, Cites Trump’s ‘Alliance’ With Jews as Obstacle          “A prominent Turkish official has claimed that as a result of demographic trends in Europe, “Europe will be Muslim.” An expert on Islam says this “Islamization” is intentional, a form of silent Jihad explicitly described in the Quran as a way of conquering nations demographically.”      I think any person who has studied the Koran already knows this.   I think also that most people have guessed that Erdogan is the brains behind the Islamisation of  Europe.     I also think that this is already well on its way, and it is speeding up with all the refugees pouring into Europe today.   

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2018/march/erdogans-vision-army-of-islam-to-destroy-israel      Erdogan’s Vision: Uniting an ‘Army of Islam’ to Destroy Israel in 10 Days.”      An interesting article, why the need for the world’s largest army to destroy one of the world’s smallest nations?   So who is next on the list after Israel.   Interesting in light of a previous article where Erdogan was purported to be shown healing people, and accepting worship from them as God.    Besides this, Erdogan has boasted on numerous occasions that Turkey could destroy Israel any time they want to.

War Is On The Horizon
“Have Washington and its British vassal set a stage for testing whether Russia has the stomach for war?”     This is a long but interesting article, it highlights the fact of widespread lies and corruption in all nations, as they try to deceive each other and also their own people.    The world’s populations are almost all entirely ignorant of what is happening behind the scenes in their own country, let alone in other countries.    It shows us that in today’s world we cant trust anybody’s word except God’s word, The Bible.

Official Washington flocking to Doomsday Camps
“A building network of backwoods doomsday camps around the country are pulling in members from affluent areas and even Washington national security officials as the threats grow from nuclear war, an EMP or virus attack.”    The “Mid Tribulation Rapture Christians have been “Prepping” for many years, i.e. “preparing” for three and a half years of chaos under the Antichrist, storing up food, water, fuel, clothes, ammunition etc. etc.    Recently however, as this article shows, the rich and famous are also “Prepping”, perhaps they know more than we think about just what is coming on this world very soon. 

Cardinal Says Vatican Is Surrendering to China’s Communist Government With Deal on Catholic Worship
” The outspoken former bishop of Hong Kong has launched a fresh attack on a proposed agreement between the Vatican and China’s communist government.”    China has always been “Anti Christian” and they have always tightly controlled the State sanctioned Churches, all other churches have been tolerated, but today they are being demolished and their Pastors imprisoned for made up untrue reasons, because they are growing very fast and getting very large.   It is a known fact that there are more Christians in China today than there are members of the Chinese Communist Party. 

Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies
“President Donald Trump will soon make it easier to export some types of lethal U.S.-made drones to potentially dozens more allies and partners.”      These weapons being sold to current “allies” such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, etc. will soon be turned against Israel, the US itself, and Christians in general.    So much for world leaders knowledge of end time Bible prophecies.      It is not only the USA but the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, and even Israel themselves.

Russian commander: Rebels left over 40 tons of chemical weapons in E. Ghouta          “The Syrian Foreign Ministry pointed out that more than 40 tons of poisonous substances were found in the territories liberated from terrorists,” Igor Kirillov, the commander of Russia’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Forces, said on Wednesday.”     I find this comment very disputable.  1. E. Ghouta was getting bombed day and night, losing hundreds of children and elderly as well as rebels, as Damascus and Russia, bombed their hospitals and schools day and night.     If they really did have chemical weapons they would have used them in retaliation on Damascus just as Damascus, just a few kilometres away had used them on their people.     2.  Where did these chemical weapons come from?   Most likely from the stores of chemical weapons left behind when Russia was supposed to have destroyed them all a couple of years ago.      3.   If they did have them, they would not have been able to use them with any method of delivery, such as was being used by the Assad regime.   Hmmm, sounds fishy to me!

US Air Force to begin fighter-mounted laser testing this summer
“The US Air Force will this summer begin testing a laser that will be mounted on an F-15 warplane, an official said Monday. The Pentagon last year awarded a $26 million contract to Lockheed Martin for a laser program called SHiELD (Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator.) The idea is to put a laser system on aircraft with an output of about 50 kilowatts to test their ability to zap drones or cruise missiles.”    Did  I say technology was increasing rapidly, this is only the tip of the iceberg as to what is going to be ready within the next year or so, and Antichrist will have the benefit of it all during the Great Tribulation.          

Did China just launch the Mark of the Beast? Mandatory by 2020
“A way to rate obedience and enthusiasm with the party line, complete with rewards and punishments, all tied together with purchase tracking and social shaming.  Book of Revelation, anyone?”       This fits well the the revelation about “Facebook” made by Edward Snowden who fled to Russia after disclosing that the US government was spying on everyone in the world.

Edward Snowden: Facebook Is A Surveillance Company Rebranded As “Social Media”       Edward Snowden slammed Facebook in a Saturday tweet following the suspension of Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, over what Facebook says was improper use of collected data. Facebook makes their money by exploiting and selling intimate details about the private lives of millions, far beyond the scant details you voluntarily post.  They are not victims. They are accomplices.”    We have known for years that facebook knows far more about us than what we have ever put on facebook, don’t be fooled, it is a mine of information used by gov’t agencies also.   see also    Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook mistakes with user data, vows curbs       “Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized on Wednesday for mistakes his company made in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers’ access to such information”       

https://www.theblaze.com/video/white-south-africans-face-genocide-we-are-cutting-the-throat-of-whiteness      “During an EFF campaign speech Sunday, Malema cranked up the hate and hostilities toward South African whites, saying that his party had decided to remove the mayor of Port Elizabeth because he “is a white man.” He encouraged his followers to “go after the white man” and to cut “the throat of whiteness.”     This article exposes the South African Gov’ts  Lies.   One of the leading  opposition members of parliament made this speech at a rally meeting recently.     

Russian Nuclear Sub “Quietly” Traveled To US Coastline Undetected
“As Russia weighs retaliating against the UK over its decision to expel a cadre of Russian diplomats after determining that senior Russian leaders (perhaps Putin himself) were responsible for a nerve-gas attack on a former Russian spy, RT revealed that a nuclear-powered submarine recently completed a clandestine exercise that brought it all the way to the US coast.”        Someone getting ready for war soon, or just curious sight seers perhaps.

I have dozens more all of which point to the fact that we must really close to the “Rapture” if the Lord is to return for “We who are alive” as well as the “dead in Christ”    These should be out in a few days time.

Keep looking up, & God Bless.

Lex Cullen

 

ISRAEL – PART TWO

ISRAEL IN GOD’S COVENANTS.

Gen 15:17  “And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces.    Gen 15:18  On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— ”   

Israel has not yet come into full possession of this covenant which God made with Abram.  This covenant will be fully realised during the millennial period, and even the honest Muslims admit that to be the case.       Palestinians say Israel occupies their lands, — but a Jordanian Muslim says the Koran teaches the land belong to Israel.  Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi – “God granted the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel and ordered them to settle there. In addition, it is predicted that before the end of days, God will bring the Children of Israel to retake possession of the Land, gathering them from the different countries and nations”  (Sura 17:104)    See article  http://www.quora.com/Does-the-Quran-say-that-the-land-of-Israel-is-for-the-Jews

Also from the same article, the following quote from Sheikh Ahmad Adwan  who introduces himself as a Muslim scholar who lives in Jordan, said on his personal Facebook page that “there is no such thing as “Palestine” in the Koran. Allah has assigned the Holy Land to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment” (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and also  “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59).   And there are many others who agree that  God’s promise to the Children of Israel has never been broken.    (Same article.)

Genesis 17:7-8  “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I will give you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”   Gen 17:10  “This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you:  Every male child among you shall be circumcised.”    God’s part of the covenant  “I will give you and all of your descendants  all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession.”   Abram’s part of the covenant,   “Every male child among you shall be circumcised”.

This was an Everlasting Covenant which God made with Israel, and God cannot lie nor change His mind.  Num 23:19.   Add to this the fact that Israel did also honour their part of the covenant, even though it was God’s covenant, not Abram’s, and to this day every Israeli / Jewish male child is circumcised on the eighth day.

People who do not fully understand the power of “Covenant” in ancient times, believe it is just a contract that can be broken if or when it suits.  In ancient times however, to break a covenant was virtually a death sentence on the party breaking the covenant, as the covenant was sealed by the mingling of the blood of both parties.

Sadly, many Christians have been misled by their leaders, and taught that the Covenant has passed now to the Church, and the Holy land now belongs to the Church.    They say this happened when God created a “New Covenant”   For this reason, many Christians have become Jew haters, and side with the Palestinians in accusing Israel of being “Occupiers” of the land of Israel.

As seen above, even the honest Muslims believe the Holy land belongs to the Jews, and that the Jews will come back before the end of this age of grace from all four corners of the earth to retake their land.    This is being fulfilled today as Jews from all over the world are flocking back to Israel.

GOD’S NEW COVENANT.   The error that the false teaching of “Replacement Theology” makes, is in not fully understanding The New Covenant.    The New Covenant does not replace the old Covenant, but rather it is given to the “CHURCH”  which is made up of  BOTH — JEWS and Gentiles.   The Old Covenant was given to NATIONAL ISRAEL.    That Covenant is still in force today AS WE HAVE SEEN.    National Israel will still inherit the earth, (that is the unsaved Israelis and Jews at Jesus Second Coming to the EARTH, not into the clouds for His Bride) they will then turn to their Messiah and repent in sackcloth and ashes.  see Zech 12:10.

The CHURCH has been grafted into Spiritual Israel  (see Rom 11:17&18) and consists of ALL “TRUE” Christians  —  BOTH — JEWS and Gentiles who have been Born Again during the age of grace,  and the CHURCH shall become the BRIDE OF JESUS.    The CHURCH inherits HEAVEN with Jesus as Her Bridegroom.    National Israel inherits the The Promised Land, on the earth, and they along with all the other nations of the earth, will be ruled by Jesus and His Bride, the Church.   Rev_5:10   &  Rev_20:6. 

Psalm 2:1  Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?      Because Satan wants every Jew, Israeli and Christian on the face of the earth dead.  

As Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad speaking on Al-Hekma TV said in March 2012: “Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis.  See   http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2017/12/13/oops-arab-historian-admits-there-is-no-palestinian-people.html            This was confirmed again by Mahmoud Abbas in the following article.      http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/196194#.VZx-YPlS7T9

Now on to more current events and News items, the following items will confirm that if the Lord does not come soon, there will be no one left to come back for.   Imagine a world in which people who hold a certain political ideology could be sought out and summarily executed with surgical precision using autonomous microdrones and with no collateral damage. While this may seem like a great way to eliminate terrorist organizations like ISIS or Al-Qaeda, it could also be used by them to wipe you out.      See    http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1806      You need to watch the video at the end of this article, as these “slaughterbots’  are being used today, and they are to be mass produced in the USA by the millions very soon if not stopped.

Iran’s Syria Bases Near Israel Have Apocalyptic Intent        If you don’t believe the Lord is coming soon for His Church, you need to read this article.    Iran being Shia Muslim, have always said that their “Mahdi” will not come back until there is a massive war against the infidels,  (Jews and Christians), at which time the “Mahdi will return with Jesus to fight the infidels and destroy them at Armageddon, which we know is still a few years away yet, but their intent can already be seen in this article below.    http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1802     Syria is already full of Iranian soldiers weapons, rockets etc. and since their war efforts in helping Iraq and Syria defeat ISIS, they now have a free road from Iran through Iraq and Syria all the way to Israel.     It is possible that they may try to take out Israel first,  (“First the little Satan, see Psalm 83, then the big Satan – America).    We will have to wait and see, however, the Church will be gone years before Armageddon.

Luk_17:28  “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;  v:29  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.” 
v:30  “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.    Lot’s day was known for its sexual debauchery, hence the fire and brimstone from heaven.”    Read the following.   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42260548     The World takes note as Australia also follows in the footsteps of Sodom and Gomorrah. 

The Lord’s return is very close, and I could fill a page of News Items nearly every day in which we see end time prophecies either being fulfilled, or lining up in preparation of being fulfilled.   In closing, remember the words of Jesus and the words of Paul.

Jesus said in Mat 24:44  “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”      Could be tomorrow or Christmas day,  no one knows, and no one will be expecting Him.   

And Paul tells us in   Heb 9:28b   He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are EAGERLY WAITING FOR HIM.

Are you TRULY READY if Jesus comes for His Bride TOMORROW?   Are you really  EAGERLY WAITING for Him?       God bless.       Lex

 

 

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.

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