Notpocalypse: An Examination of the Revelation 12 Sign

Note: Before we get into the text, let me apologize for not getting this out sooner. I have been nursing bruised ribs, and my concentration has prevented me from pulling it all together. So this will be a bit more of a bumpy ride than I’d hoped. That said, let’s look at the text that has created such an uproar. A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to … Continue reading Notpocalypse: An Examination of the Revelation 12 Sign

Elul and 40 Days of Preparation

Elul is traditionally known as “the month of repentance,” and it is a time when people all over the world prepare for the High Holy Days. In the Jewish tradition, the month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The word “Elul” is similar to the root of the verb “search” in Aramaic. The Talmud writes that the Hebrew word “Elul” can be understood to be an acronym for the phrase “Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li” – “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (Song of … Continue reading Elul and 40 Days of Preparation

Anomia – Without Torah

Without the Law of God to guide us, we each go wherever looks best, missing the Narrow Road God has put in place for us to follow.  You are not to do as we do here today, everyone doing as they see fit, Deuteronomy 12:8 NIV http://bible.com/111/deu.12.8.NIV There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12 NIV http://bible.com/111/pro.14.12.NIV Scripture tells us that left to our own devices, we’d do what we saw fit in our own eyes, and not follow God’s Law.  This is the very meaning of apostasy (falling … Continue reading Anomia – Without Torah

Significance of this new year, 5777

An excerpt from Dr. Lance Wallnau There are three “7s” in this Jewish new year. Interestingly, the number “7” in Hebrew is the letter “zayin” which represents both the number “7” and the word “sword.” What we are looking at in 5777 is, “The year of supernatural grace (5) to engage the clashing of swords (7).” The clashing of heaven and hell will show up in the conflict of ideologies. This collision of kingdoms has already started. “Zayin” means more than just “sword” or “weapon.” It also connects with a modern Hebrew word “mazon,” meaning “food” or “sustenance,” and “nourishment,” … Continue reading Significance of this new year, 5777

Proper tools, better translation

I continue to see English speakers using Strong’s as an end-all tool for Biblical investigation. If you know me,  I’m constantly urging the inquisitive to go back to the original language in order to discern the full meaning. Strong’s is not a word-for-word transliteration; but rather, a pronunciation key.  Below, Dr. Michael Heiser explains these issues in an article for WND. Using Strong’s Concordance and its dictionary, familiar tools for many readers, the speaker asserts that Jesus would have uttered the words of Luke 10:18 “in Hebrew” and then goes on to focus on the words for “lightning” and “heights”/”heavens.” … Continue reading Proper tools, better translation

Two Different Wars

(For more on this important distinction, see Bill Salas’ Psalm 83 War, http://www.amazon.com/Bill-Salus/e/B0067NSZMY) Many have confused the events of the War of Gog and Magog with a preceding war described in Psalms, Ezekiel, Obadiah, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Zephaniah. Keep in mind that it is God and God alone who destroys the Russian/Iranian coalition. However, in this war [the Psalm 83 War], it is the Israeli army who, blessed by God, destroys a different Arab coalition. Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom and kill its men and their animals. I will … Continue reading Two Different Wars

Serpent Seed and Man’s Fall

The the eyes of Adam and Eve were opened and they knew they were naked. Everything that had protected their simple ignorance had, in an instant, been blown away. Conscience was born in the clearing and produced shame. They suddenly realized that to be naked was to be without the entire covering of the Father. It was as though they had shed the skin of their childhood and come upon adulthood unawares. Continue reading Serpent Seed and Man’s Fall

Peace Treaty Set Up…

And he shall enter into a strong and firm covenant with the many for one week [seven years]. And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and offering to cease; and upon the wing or pinnacle of abominations [shall come] one who makes desolate, until the full determined end is poured out on the desolator. Daniel 9:27 AMP   Be aware, there are several things that must happen BEFORE a treaty can come about.  Let’s look at this week’s headlines (June 5, 2016). ♦  ♦  ♦ Labor MKs warn joining coalition could destroy party. As Herzog appears … Continue reading Peace Treaty Set Up…

Passover Pronounces Redemption

To believers in Messiah, the Passover feast has a special meaning. Though we are not slaves, as God’s people in Egypt, we were slaves to our sin, our own wants and desires. Sin was our master until Jesus, the Passover Lamb, delivered us from our Egypt. The lamb slain during Passover is a foreshadow of the redemption we find in Jesus, the Messiah, our Passover lamb. The principle of redemption is the concept of bondage to the slavery of sin and freedom from its domination (John 8:31-36). To be “redeemed” means to be purchased from slavery. Jesus Christ purchased our … Continue reading Passover Pronounces Redemption

“Nine Traits of Messianic Era” are Coming True Today – Breaking Israel News | Israel Latest News, Israel Prophecy News

via Watch How Eerie Predictions of “Nine Traits of Messianic Era” are Coming True Today – Breaking Israel News | Israel Latest News, Israel Prophecy News Jesus told us what the times would look like toward the end.  Similarly, the rabbinate told us as well, through the wisdom of the Talmud, part of the oral commentaries of Judaism.  Ans because Jews and Christians actually worship the same God, it’s no wonder, since it’s His timeline. The description is found in the tractate of Sotah, folio 49b, and lists nine traits of the days preceding the Messiah.  See if you cannot … Continue reading “Nine Traits of Messianic Era” are Coming True Today – Breaking Israel News | Israel Latest News, Israel Prophecy News