Trumpet Sounds of Warning - Part SIX
It seems to be the appropriate time to give a heads up about where I am going in this series. Things are moving rapidly from a global perspective. The frequency, intensity and wide-spreading increase in violence cannot be and should not be ignored. Anger, distrust, violence and fear has become epidemic internationally. Terrorism is spreading at an alarming rate, making its bold presence known globally, and to a degree not witnessed before in the history of mankind.
This series was completely unplanned. It all began one day (which happened to be Canada’s national Election Day, October 20, 2015) after intercessory prayer concerning an entirely unrelated and personal matter that was heavy upon my heart. In relation to the prayer that day, I began to consider the increased onslaught of attacks (in spiritual and physical realms) from the adversary (Satan and his minions) that many Christians had either written or spoken to me about over the past year, or that I have heard about, as well as that which I myself have experienced.
Later in October, there was also reflecting and meditation on my part regarding the last days, specifically biblical eschatology and where exactly we were in the timeline. I have studied the subject to some degree in the past, but there was an urgent prodding within my spirit to study more. I was to write further as things began to develop and become clearer in my understanding.
It is true that the Lord leads us quite often step by step and in this case, it began as I was doing some research about Canada’s new prime minister. Although a simple announcement of who won in Canada’s national election on October 20, 2015 (the day after all ballots were cast) was planned, it was delayed by a week as the Lord began impressing upon me to take a more panoramic view of what I was researching about – past the new prime minister, past the similarities between Trudeau and Obama, past the views and principles of other world leaders, and onward.
Most people paying attention are aware of the cataclysmic events taking place at an exponential rate in the world today (we are instructed to watch and pray). The prodding within my spirit was to begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together as they were presented to me. As I obeyed and proceeded, I began to understand what picture was beginning to take form as each piece is properly placed.
The urging to write this post began yesterday. Not long after I had awoken, two chapters in the Bible came to mind, Isaiah 41 and Ezekiel 33, in that order. After reading both, it became clearer to me what the Lord was saying. A warning was to go forth. The writing of this post began yesterday in the early hours of the day (November 25, 2015), but the information contained in this writing was a work in itself. The message is clearer.
It is suggested that visitors to this site read the two chapters in their entirety. I am only going to highlight certain verses that stood out to me from each chapter. Then, after each chapter, I will include some statements from commentaries. Even though the prophecies of God’s servants of old, the Sovereign God is also addressing us today.
Keep silence before Me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment. Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? He gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. [vs 1, 2]
Fear you not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even them that contended with you: they that war against you shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought (nothing).
For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto you, Fear not; I will help you. [vs 10-13]
Produce your cause, says the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, says the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together. [vs 21-23]
I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treads clay.
Who has declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that shows, yea, there is none that declares, yea, there is none that hears your words.
For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word. 28
Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images (idols) are wind and confusion. [vs 28-29]
There is a theme throughout the chapter. God speaks of coast lands (isles/islands), but in other instances, it speaks of "distant lands". He speaks about the sword, and war.
God speaks of His care for His people and encouraged His people not to fear. Every war has casualties. Every person upon the earth has a time appointed to die. None of us knows how we will die nor do we know when we will die. Yet, as soon as something happens that we do not understand; when we do not understand the “why” of it, God is the first one we blame.
Biblical scholars postulate that Isaiah 41 is referring to Cyrus in verses 25 an 26, speaking of one who would bring a sword and war. In chapters 44 and 45 of Isaiah, Cyrus is indeed named specifically. It is written that he was a “great shepherd”, “anointed by God”.
Many people do not understand why the Bible would say such things about Cyrus, particularly since Cyrus kept a record on a cylinder upon which it is written that he ordered people to pray before Bêl and Nabû, who would speak to his god, Marduk (all idols/false gods).
If any doubt that God indeed leads us in the way that we should go if we willingly submit and obey, and if any doubt that He is Sovereign and goes ahead of us, know this.
The information about the cylinder of Cyrus was posted this very day, Thursday, November 26, 2015 by The Iran Society, under the History of Iran – The Cyrus the Great Cylinder, edited by Shapour Ghasemi. I have been working hard on this article for three solid days (and generous portions of night), and on the very day that I seek for information about the Cyrus cylinder, it is posted. Coincidence? No. Only God!
“Nearly 150 years before Cyrus was born, the prophet Isaiah foretold his birth, his name, and the tasks that the Creator God had predetermined for him to accomplish. The Bible records that certain people are foreordained to be born and carry out specific tasks for God during their lifetime and a few of these individuals are even named before their birth. Cyrus the Great was one of these individuals whom God had predestined to play a pivotal roll in his awesome plan for humanity.
King Cyrus was an extremely important person, because God destroyed the Babylonian empire through him, and brought a close to a seventy-year punishment of the Jews that God imposed on them for their rebellion against him. Also through King Cyrus, God set into motion his seventy-week prophecy that fixed the year for the Messiah's death and resurrection, and reveals the sequence of events and dates for the Messiah's return which will bring to an end human rule of the earth, and usher in the government of God to rule over the entire earth.
Although historians have slightly differing interpretations and views of the historical record concerning the dates of Cyrus' birth and death and his various accomplishments, there is ample historical documentation that Cyrus the Great was indeed a real person whose name is mentioned over 22 times in the Bible and whose tomb in Iran can be visited today.” Bibleresearch.org
As stated, written upon the cylinder of Cyrus, his words are translated, revealing his beliefs as far as worshipping other gods, particularly Marduk. Another site offers a synopsis about Cyrus.
“Almost nothing is known about Cyrus' personal beliefs, but Xenophon reports to us that in religious matters he followed the guidance of the Magians at his court.
Although this is not universally agreed, Mary Boyce has argued that Cyrus was indeed a Zoroastrian and that he thus followed in the footsteps of his ancestors, from when they were Median vassals in Anshan.
She has pointed out that the fire altars and the mausoleum at Pasargadae demonstrate Zoroastrian practices, and has cited Greek texts as evidence that Zoroastrian priests held positions of authority at Cyrus' court.” CyrustheGreat
Zoroastrianism: a monotheistic pre-Islamic religion of ancient Persia founded by Zoroaster in the 6th century BC.
Now the “why” is understood - not only why God chose Cyrus to accomplish His will, but also why scholars are confident that Isaiah (chapter 41) is prophesying about Cyrus. Again, he is mentioned by name in chapters 44 and 45 of the book of the prophet.
It is also understood why Isaiah prophesied that “he shall come upon princes as upon mortar, and as the potter treads clay”. It speaks of how Cyrus will conquer many kingdoms, country by country, including Babylon (Iran). It is also why God challenges the people by asking who [else] but Him could declare what will happen before it does; what ‘god’ knew beforehand.
He finishes by telling the people that the idols are “vanity”; their works are nothing, worthless; “their molded images are wind and confusion”.
Ezekiel 33: (any emphasis in scripture is mine – BP)
Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
If when he sees the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever hears the sound of the trumpet, and takes not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that takes warning shall deliver his soul.
But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. [vs 2-6]
When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die; if you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. [vs 8, 9]
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
Wherefore say unto them, Thus says the Lord GOD; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?
Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile everyone his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land? [vs 24-26]
And they come unto thee as the people come, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their covetousness.
And, lo, you are unto them as a very lovely song of one that has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not. And when this comes to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet has been among them. [vs 31-33]
Ezekiel was the watchman to Israel in the above chapter. Yet, we who are God’s people today are called to be watchmen. If the Lord is drawing His people’s attention to danger, it needs to be heeded.
If any of God’s people are aware of the danger coming and do not warn others, simply because they do not want to ‘offend’ anyone, then they will be held responsible and accountable before God.
It is God’s desire that even the wicked turn from their way (repent). This is repeated again in 2 Peter 3:9.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise (second coming of Christ Jesus/Yeshua), as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Sadly, we know that not all will repent, even those who say they are Christian but continue on in sin, refusing to repent. There are also those who will excuse sin, even flattering sinners and saying, “Be at peace; God understands.”
A watchman must sound the alarm; he must not neglect his charge. If they fail to warn when they are put in a position to see the danger coming, then they shall be punished, for it will be considered sin not to give warning.
Therefore, if he sees the sword coming, or those who kill with the sword, he must not sleep. He must blow the trumpet (sound the alarm) and warn of the approaching enemy (danger).
How horrible it would be if even the “wicked” are not warned to repent, and if they are taken out from the world, they go into hell. If we warn people and they turn from us in disgust (offense), choosing not to listen, then if they die, they were warned and not taken unawares. They chose not to listen and the watchman is not responsible, for even God allows each person the power to choose.
Islamic Extremists – ISIS Being One Group
Islamic extremists have slowly fanned out, having infiltrated numerous nations either boldly or covertly, forming networks of sleeper cells (How long this has been done, who knows?). Propaganda videos as well as recruiters seeking to make converts by visiting campuses, using social media platforms such as Twitter, and putting out propaganda videos to instill fear and make threats.
ISIS released a four minute propaganda video in several languages, including English, on November 24, 2015. A website called Heavy.com, posted the uncensored video in the News section of the site (see link for video on Heavy site below). They also posted it on Youtube, entitled “No Respite”.
I ask that the readers do keep in mind that this is a propaganda video, originally posted by ISIS to influence, mislead by deception and to instill fear. It is also intended to recruit new converts to Islam, as well as young Muslims.
Sam Prince, a New York-based writer/producer/ actor wrote:
A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State on November 24 was released in multiple languages. The English version is directed at the United States and taunts, “Bring it on.” Other videos in other languages with similar content matter were released at the same time, and include French, Russian, and Turkish.
The video is titled “No Respite” and gets its name from Quran verse 71:
And recite to them the news of Noah, when he said to his people, “O my people, if my residence and my reminding of the signs of Allah has become burdensome upon you – then I have relied upon Allah. So resolve upon your plan and [call upon] your associates. Then let not your plan be obscure to you. Then carry it out upon me and do not give me respite.
In the video, ISIS mocks the United States’ military tactics in the region and also spotlights racial tensions in the U.S. It shows geographical information of its expanding “caliphate” and comments on the Sykes–Picot Agreement, which split up the lands of the defeated Ottoman Empire after World War I and drew the modern map of the Middle East. Heavy news
More gruesome “tweets” were posted by ISIS on Twitter about the execution of two homosexuals. The purpose behind all of it is to instill fear into the hearts of people. Source: Heavy.com
In 2005, “deception’’ is listed in the Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, by the US Department of Defense.
Deception: Those measures designed to mislead the enemy by manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence to induce the enemy to react in a manner prejudicial to the enemy’s interests. See also “counterdeception” and “military deception”.
Extremists - Terrorists
I am unsure of it originates from or who first coined the phrase, but a quote that has quickly become popularized is, “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.” Therefore, having shown above some of the terrorists groups that exist globally, stating that all terrorists are Muslims is simply untrue.
To say which category the “Muslim – terrorists” statement falls into remains uncertain. Misinformation is ‘innocently wrong’ or ‘mistaken’ statements of false or inaccurate information, with no intention of deception. On the other hand, disinformation is false or inaccurate information with the explicit intention to deceive.
Propaganda is defined as misleading or biased information (organized dissemination of info) that promotes (publicizes) a specific point of view or distinct political cause, in order to strongly influence people so as to further an agenda.
However, another quote buzzing around has attempted to correct or polish up the above quote: “Most Muslims are not terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslims.” The latter can be considered more accurate when referring to terrorism that is taking place in the name of Islam, but a blanket statement such as that simply does not cover all.
An in-depth study of history reveals that countless terrorist attacks or wars have been perpetrated by non-Muslims. A terrorist can belong to any religious group or belong to none at all (atheists). Let’s break it down…
ISIS militants may also be referred to as ISIL (Islamic State of the Levant) and Daesh. The abbreviation of ISIS itself stands for: Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (or ‘Iraq and Syria’), or Islamic state of Iraq and al-Sham (ash-Sham), or simply Islamic State (IS).
Saying that all Muslims and followers of the Islamic faith are terrorists (Islamists) and ISIS militants is akin to saying that all Christians are terrorists (Christianists) and Christian militants.
Terrorists that fight in the name of Islam include ISIS (Iraq-Syria), Al-Qaeda (Afghanistan), Boko Haram (Nigeria); Al-Shabaab (East Africa [name is Arabic for “youth” or “youngsters”), Hamas (Palestine), Hezbollah (Lebanon), Wahhabism (often called Fountainhead of Islamist terrorism); these are but some of the terror groups and organizations.
Terrorists that fight in the name of Christianity include (Army of God; KKK; Christian Patriot Movement; Arm of the Lord [et al in USA]; Lord’s Resistance Army [Uganda]; National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (both in India]; Maronite Christian militias [Lebanon], and the list goes on.
Not to deviate from the topic at hand, but there have also been Buddhist terrorists (Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA [Myanmar, Burma]); Saffron Revolution [Burma – sandwiched between Bangladesh and Laos and Thailand]; rival sects by Ashoka [India] et al.
Jewish terrorists groups: Jewish Defense League (JDL [U.S. and abroad]); Sikrikim (Sikarikim or Sicarii [Israel]); Lehava (Israel); Bat Ayin (Gush Etzion in the West Bank); Kach and Kahane Chai (Israel) et al.
Although I listed Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, governments consider Hezbollah to be a movement rather than a terrorist group. There are so many terrorist groups globally (and not all of them Islamic extremists) that the recording of them here would be too much. I will provide a link that breaks it down well in a chart, but apparently it is outdated. Not to mention the "lone wolf" terrorists or "copy cat", 'wannabes'. Designated Terrorist Groups
ISIS is described as follows:
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham, Daesh, or simply Islamic State, is a Wahhabi/Salafi jihadist extremist militant group founded in 1999, by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
It is led by and mainly composed of Sunni Arabs from Iraq and Syria. As of March 2015, it has control over territory occupied by 10 million people in Iraq and Syria, and through loyal local groups, has control over small areas of Libya, Nigeria and Afghanistan. The group also operates or has affiliates in other parts of the world, including North Africa and South Asia.
The group is known in Arabic as ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah fī 'l-ʿIrāq wa-sh-Shām, leading to the acronym Da'ishor Daesh. On 29 June 2014, the group proclaimed itself to be an Islamic State and worldwide caliphate, with AbuBakr al-Baghadadi being it caliph, and renamed itself ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah, "Islamic State" (IS).
As a caliphate, it claims religious, political and military authority over all Muslims worldwide, and that "the legality of all emirates, groups, states, and organizations, becomes null by the expansion of the khilāfah's [caliphate's] authority and arrival of its troops to their areas. Source: Wikipedia
Karen Armstrong, on the Newstatesman site wrote: “Although IS is an Islamic movement, it is neither typical nor mired in the distant past, because its roots are in Wahhabism, a form of Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia that developed only in the 18th century.”
Further on, she states: “Where Islamists in such countries as Egypt fought tyranny and corruption at home, Saudi Islamists focused on the humiliation and oppression of Muslims worldwide.” Full article: Newstatesman
Islamic State is Non-Islamic - Obama
Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal.
“We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as “not Islamic” and as al-Qaeda’s “jayvee team,” statements that reflected confusion about the group, and may have contributed to significant strategic errors.
The group seized Mosul, Iraq, last June, and already rules an area larger than the United Kingdom. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been its leader since May 2010, but until last summer, his most recent known appearance on film was a grainy mug shot from a stay in U.S. captivity at Camp Bucca during the occupation of Iraq.
Then, on July 5 of last year, he stepped into the pulpit of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, to deliver a Ramadan sermon as the first caliph in generations—upgrading his resolution from grainy to high-definition, and his position from hunted guerrilla to commander of all Muslims. The inflow of jihadists that followed, from around the world, was unprecedented in its pace and volume, and is continuing. The Atlantic
Reactions to Terrorism in Paris and Israel
A week ago it was reported that Anonymous, a well-known hacker group, began a cyber campaign that destroyed thousands of Twitter accounts that were linked to the ISIS terrorists. It is reported that the “hack attack” (spurred on by the Paris attacks) met with approval of US government. Express.co.uk (I have to admit that I personally applaud that action. – BP)
IBT in the UK posted a short video (1:52 minutes) that highlights statements from British Muslims, along with Christians, Jews and other faiths that have condemned the terrorist violence that took place in the Paris attacks. International Business Times
According to CIJ News, there is no mention of the Palestinian terrorism taking place in Israel against its citizens from Parliament in Canada, but Prime Minister Trudeau has condemned attacks perpetrated by ISIS in Paris, France.
“According to the Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the last 7 weeks of Palestinian intifada (violent flare-up), 19 Israelis have been killed and 172 wounded (20 of them seriously). As of November 19, the Palestinian new wave of terrorism included 66 stabbings, 9 shootings and 8 car ramming in addition to firing rockets (from Gaza), detonating explosive charges, and many hundreds of incidents of stone throwing and firebombings.”
“Neither Canada’s Prime Minister Office nor the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have condemned the Palestinian terrorist campaign also known as al-Quds Intifada or the Knife Intifada and officially backed by the Palestinian Authorities in Ramallah (PLO) and in Gaza (Hamas).
“Since the formation of government, Prime Minister Trudeau condemned the Paris attack launched by ISIS and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stephanie Dion, denounced ISIS terrorist attack aimed at the stronghold of Hezbollah in Beirut, Lebanon.”
According to the report by CIJ News, an American and Canadian were among those killed in two separate terrorist attacks on the 19th of November. The American was 18 year old Ezra Schwartz from Sharon, Massachusetts. The Canadian was 51 year old Rabbi Ya’acov Don, Toronto, Ontario.
Conflicting Reports States Canada is Supporting Israel
A report by Ben Ariel from Israel National News, posted today, November 26, 2015 states that Trudeau Supports Israel at the UN.
The government of Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week voted against the six resolutions condemning Israel which were passed by the UN General Assembly, a move hailed by the UN Watch NGO.
In a statement, the group lauded Trudeau’s government for joining the United States in voting against the resolutions “and for being on track to continue without change Canada's prior policy of firmly opposing repetitive, disproportionate and one-sided resolutions -- all drafted by the Palestinians except for two by Syria -- that are designed to delegitimize Israel, the Middle East's only democracy.”
“The UN General Assembly passed the six resolutions, all of which condemned Israel and not one of which mentioned Palestinian attacks which have left 22 Israelis dead and hundreds wounded, despite the opposition of Canada, the U.S., and Australia.” Source: Israel National News
CNN Wipes Israel off Map?
Cynthia Blank of Arutz Sheva 7 news wrote:
Where is Israel?
CNN sparked outrage this week after posting a news article on its website in which Israel was literally wiped off the map.
The article, titled, "Beyond ISIS: 2016's scariest geopolitical hot spots," featured a graphic of the Middle East in which Israel is replaced with a red square marking the country of "Palestina."
According to Honest Reporting, the picture, using a Spanish or Portuguese translation of "Palestine," was taken from Getty Images and not created by CNN's graphics team. Commenters to the site were quick to lambast CNN, asserting Israel would likely still be in existence next year.
Honest Reporting Managing Editor Simon Plosker, meanwhile, slammed the news network's "illustration of the Middle East without Israel" as "completely unacceptable."
"At a time when the state’s very legitimacy is being called into question by vicious anti-Israel extremists, any message that Israel does not belong in the Middle East plays into this false narrative and feeds those like the Iranian ayatollahs who wish to see Israel erased from the map."
"How many times can CNN keep making these shoddy errors before the network takes remedial action to address its Israel problem? We fully expect CNN to replace this inaccurate map as quickly as possible." Following the backlash, CNN took down the image of the map and replaced it with one of war-torn Aleppo in Syria. Source: Arutz Sheva 7
A brother in Christ, S. Peter brought my attention to a video with a snippet from TruNews with Rick Wiles. Although the video was published on Youtube in 2012, the dreams go back to 2007. The dreams came to Jack, a military man, in a series.
Mr. Peter (who sent me the link to the video) states that he is fascinated that the military man (Jack) was given these dreams before the border problem in the southern States, and before it was known that ISIS was mingling with the Mexican and South American immigrants crossing the borders into America.
Jack called the series of dreams, the “beginning of sorrows”, taken from the book of Matthew, chapter 24, when Jesus warned of signs in the last days. As I listened to the video, the military man stated that felt like he was a “watchman on the wall” but that “no one was listening” to him. When I heard that part my heart skipped a beat. It is just like Ezekiel 33 prophesied.
There are some of us listening “Jack the military man”; I am listening; S. Peter is listening and many others shall hear your message. Brethren, the Lord is preparing His people, and has been sounding the alarm for some time now. Hear the sound of the trumpet. Heed the warning.
The last thing Jack is speaking about on the video is how he felt that the attacks he saw coming to America happened either Easter, or the day after Thanksgiving. He did not say what year. The last exhortation was for people to pray.
Look at the prophets of old who prophesied far in advance. When we hear a prophetic dream or prophetic word (the ones that actually do come from God), we expect to see it come to pass fairly quickly. I have thought this myself at times when the Lord gave me a dream or word. God always gives fair warning.
Finally, the writing of this portion is finished, and America has just celebrated their day of Thanksgiving.
Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesying. Prove all things; hold fast to what is good. [1Thess 5: 19-21]
For God speaks once, yea twice, but men perceive it not. [Job 33:14]
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
[Jesus’ words – Mk 13:33]
*Interesting note: It is the 33rd verse of Mark 13, and I had been instructed to read Ezekiel 33 – Selah!
My sincere thanks to Brother S. Peter for his thoughtfulness and obedience to the Lord’s leading in sending me the link. The timing is impeccable.
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