The Dual Reference Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27: Part II - By Randy Nettles - https://www.raptureready.com/2023/01/14/the-dual-reference-prophecy-of-daniel-924-27-part-ii-by-randy-nettles/
Daniel and Jeremiah were two righteous prophets of God who were fatefully linked together regarding events that occurred before, during, and after the desolations of Jerusalem and the first temple. Jeremiah became a prophet in Jerusalem in 627 BC. Daniel was taken captive during the first invasion by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians in 605 BC and became a prophet of God a few years later. Most scholars believe they did not know each other personally. Jeremiah preached and prophesied to the Jews in Jerusalem, and Daniel prophesied from Babylon.
Daniel 9:2 says, “in the first year of his (Darius) reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.”
Before Daniel received his vision and prophecy concerning the 70 weeks/sevens, he was reading the books of Jeremiah and knew from the prophet’s word that the 70 years of Judah’s captivity in Babylon were about to expire. Some scholars believe Daniel also had access to the Torah (and maybe even Isaiah’s book) as well. Before we finish the rest of Daniel’s story, let’s go back in time and history and look at the life of Jeremiah and how he influenced Daniel with his word.
HISTORY OF JEREMIAH AND THE BOOK OF THE LAW
Jeremiah became a prophet in the 13th year of King Josiah (Jeremiah 1:2). Five years later, in 622 BC, the book of the law of Moses (the Torah) was found in the temple by Hilkiah the high priest (who was also the father of Jeremiah) when it was being repaired. The book evidently had been collecting cobwebs for about 74 years during the evil reigns of Manasseh and Amon, Josiah’s grandfather and father. The first thing Josiah did was to observe the Passover by making sacrifices according to the rituals of the book of the Law (Covenant).
“And there was no Passover like to that kept in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did all the kings of Israel keep such a Passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel that were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem” (2 Chronicles 35:18).
Josiah’s son, Jehoahaz, became king of Judah after his father’s death in 609 BC. His evil reign in Jerusalem lasted for only three months. Eliakim, or Jehoiakim, Josiah’s other son, became king of Judah after this, and his evil reign lasted for 11 years until 598 BC. His son, Jehoiachin, then became king of Judah. He was evil as well and only ruled until 597 BC when Nebuchadnezzar took him and many others captive during the second siege of Jerusalem.
“And he (king of Babylon) carried out all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house” (2 Kings 24:13).
This is when I believe the book of the law (Torah or Pentateuch), Jeremiah’s books, and probably others (such as Isaiah’s) were taken to Babylon where they remained even after the Persians conquered the Babylonians in 539 BC. They eventually found their way to Ezra after the exiles returned to Jerusalem to build the second temple. Mattaniah, or Zedekiah, was the last king of Judah and ruled from 597-586 BC.
Here are a few verses Jeremiah wrote that are partial quotes from the book of Deuteronomy, although Deuteronomy doesn’t mention a king by name.
“I will send Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment [shammah], and a hissing, and perpetual desolations” (Jeremiah 25:11).
Now compare that verse to Deuteronomy 28:37: “The Lord shall bring you, and your king which you shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known; and there shall you serve other gods, wood and stone. And you shall become an astonishment [shammah], a proverb, and a byword, among all nations wherever the Lord shall lead you.”
“Circumcise [mul] yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins [orlah] of your heart, you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: or my fury will come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings” (Jeremiah 4:4).
Now compare that verse to Deuteronomy 10:16: “Circumcise [mul] therefore the foreskin [orlah)] of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.”
I believe Jeremiah was definitely quoting specific verses from the book of Deuteronomy when he wrote his books in Jerusalem.
THE NEW COVENANT IN THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH
When Christians think of the “new covenant” (first used in Matthew 26:28), we think of Jesus in the New Testament when He shed his holy blood for the remission of sins. This new covenant is available to both Jews and Gentiles who believe that the Lord Jesus is Christ. But did you know that the words “new covenant” were first mentioned in the Old Testament by Jeremiah in approximately 605 BC, about the same time he prophesied about Judah’s 70-year captivity? 605 BC was also the same year Daniel was taken captive by the Babylonians.
“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more” (Jeremiah 31:31-34).
According to these verses in Jeremiah, this is a different covenant than the old Mosaic covenant. It will replace the old covenant. This new covenant is also between the LORD and all twelve tribes of Israel. There is no mention of any other recipient in this prophecy by Jeremiah at this time. In this regard, it is similar to Daniel’s prophecy of 70 sevens.
The new covenant that Jeremiah prophesied about in Jeremiah 31:31 was first initiated when Jesus Christ shed his blood and died on the cross for the sins of mankind and was supernaturally confirmed when He was raised from the dead. Gotquestions.org describes the new covenant this way: “The New Covenant (or New Testament) is the promise that God makes with humanity that He will forgive sin and restore fellowship with those whose hearts are turned toward Him. Jesus Christ is the mediator of the New Covenant, and His death on the cross is the basis of the promise.”
This description is based largely on the scripture in the book of Hebrews. “For this reason, He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance” (Hebrews 9:15).
The new covenant replaces the old Mosaic covenant for those who believe in Jesus as the Son of God and our sin substitute. The old covenant’s blood sacrifices only atoned or covered up sin temporarily, while Jesus’ blood sacrifice forgives sin permanently for those who believe in Him. Jesus fulfilled the law so that a better covenant could be established with the faithful people of God.
The words “new covenant” or “new testament’ are found 11 times in the New Testament and once in the Old Testament. Jesus first uses the term when he shares the Passover meal with his disciples. This was the last Passover he would observe before his death the following day.
“As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this is My body. Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:26-29).
With this act, Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, which we as believers re-enact when we take communion. “This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:25-26).
Jeremiah prophesied about the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34) more than six centuries before Jesus used it. Moses (Deuteronomy 30:1-6) and Ezekiel (Ezekiel 36:22-37) also alluded to it. The author of Hebrews quotes Jeremiah:
“For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. Because finding fault with them, He says: Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord.”
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, Know the Lord for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more. In that He says, A new covenant, He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away” (Hebrews 8:7-13).
Before the Church of Jesus Christ was established and the Holy Spirit was given, the new covenant was first offered to Israel, as the above verses stipulate. Jesus’ ministry and his first converts were all Jews.
“These twelve [disciples] Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Another example is found in Matthew 15:21-28. “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, you son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came to him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not correct to take the children’s bread and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is your faith: be it unto you even as you will. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”
Daniel was a visionary (and a dreamer) in the truest sense of the word. He always received his word from the LORD in a dream or vision. “As for these four children [Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah], God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams” (Daniel 1:17).
Fourteen years before Daniel’s vision of Gabriel and the prophecy of the 70 sevens, he had a vision of four Gentile kingdoms that would dominate the world before God’s kingdom on earth was given dominion. In this vision, the fourth kingdom is taken over by a beast that is more dreadful than his counterparts. This beast speaks pompous words against the Most High and persecutes His saints until his dominion is taken away from him and he is destroyed. In Daniel’s vision, he sees the Ancient of Days (God, the Father) being approached by One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven.
“Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed…. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High” (Daniel 7:14, 27).
Because of this vision, Daniel understood there was coming a Messiah that would establish his everlasting kingdom. He just didn’t know when. This Son of Man is none other than the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ, who mostly referred to himself as “the Son of Man.” In 539 BC, Daniel the prophet was still in Babylon and was reading the books of Jeremiah. He read Jeremiah’s passage regarding the Branch of Righteousness in the 23rd chapter of Jeremiah.
“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Jeremiah 23:5-6).
Of course, Daniel also read Jeremiah’s prophecy concerning the 70-year judgment against Israel. The reason for the judgment was given in Jeremiah 25:5-6:
“Repent now everyone of his evil way and his evil doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord has given to you and your fathers forever and ever. Do not go after other gods to serve them and worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands, and I will not harm you.”
2 Chronicles 36:14 puts it this way: “Moreover all the leaders of the priests and the people transgressed more and more, according to all the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house of the Lord which He had consecrated in Jerusalem.”
Apparently, Israel had failed to observe the land’s one-year-in-seven sabbath for 490 years, so the term of the Babylonian captivity was set at 70 years to make up the deficit. 2 Chronicles 36:20-21 says, “And they that had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia. To fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfill threescore and ten years.” This is a reference to Jeremiah’s 70 years of desolation prophesied in 25:11. “And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.”
After reading Jeremiah’s books (and the book of the law) and realizing the 70 years of desolations and captivity were nearing completion, Daniel began to pray, asking God’s forgiveness for the sins of his people and pleading for the restoration of Jerusalem and Israel’s imminent return to their land. It was a genuinely righteous prayer and is found in Daniel 9:1-19. By praying fervently to God and asking for forgiveness of Israel’s corporate sins, Daniel was attempting to bring about the promise of national restoration found in Leviticus 26:40-45.
“But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me, and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt— then I will remember My covenant with Jacob and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land.
“The land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; they will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments and because their soul abhorred My statutes. Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God. But for their sake, I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.”
In 539 BC, Daniel prayed for the 70-year Babylonian exile to end. On October 12, 539 BC, Cyrus II, the king of the Medes and Persia, conquered Babylon. In 538 BC, Cyrus proclaimed that the Jewish people could return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. In 537 BC, more than 40,000 Jewish exiles returned to their homeland.
Before Daniel could finish his prayer of restoration for Israel, the Angel Gabriel appeared and gave him the prophecy of the 70 ‘sevens’ outlined in Daniel 9:24-27. This prophecy was a timeframe for when the Messiah would come and when He would establish His everlasting kingdom. It’s interesting that Gabriel mentions the end of the 70 sevens before he mentions the start. He informs Daniel how God will eventually bring about spiritual changes (by fulfilling the words of Jeremiah 4:4 – circumcision of the foreskins of their hearts) for the Jews to live in fellowship with the Messiah in His Kingdom. These are the six objectives of vs. 24 and can only occur when the Jews earnestly seek and acknowledge Jesus as their Messiah King.
“I will not return again to My place until they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; In their affliction, they will earnestly seek Me” (Hosea 5:15).
Then and only then will their transgression of unbelief against the Lord Jesus Christ be reconciled.
The starting point for the 70 sevens will be “when the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem.” (Note: It’s obvious they wouldn’t restore/rebuild Jerusalem without also rebuilding the temple. However, it’s not mentioned here).
There will be exactly 69 sevens from this starting point until the Jew’s Messiah Prince comes. (Note: Messiah means anointed one, and Prince is a reference to a future king).
However, after the 69 sevens, the Messiah Prince will be killed. This must have confused and disturbed Daniel greatly. After this catastrophic event, Gabriel then informs Daniel that “the people of the ruler that shall come will destroy Jerusalem and the temple” (a second destruction is prophesied here). Then there is a large gap of time between the 69th and 70th seven in which there will be wars and desolations. In vs. 27, the last (70th) seven is described. The ruler will put an end to sacrifice and offering in the middle of the seven years.
I would imagine Daniel is extremely perplexed by this time. However, I think, with the passage of time, Daniel probably thought back on all of his visions concerning these prophecies, compared them to one another, and gained some clarity on these monumental events to come.
For example, the “he” in Daniel 9:27 is the little horn of Daniel 7:8, who is destroyed by the Ancient of Days in Daniel 7:11. The little horn, his kingdom, and his end are also discussed in Daniel 7:19-26. He is the evil king in Daniel 11:36-45. This same king (and 11th horn) puts an end to sacrifices and offerings in Daniel 9:27 and Daniel 12:11. Both verses describe an abomination that causes desolation. Daniel 9:27 says the abomination of desolation will occur in the midst of the last seven years, and Daniel 12:11 says from the abomination of desolation until the time of the end of the 70th seven (and the beginning of the kingdom of God on earth) will be for 1,290 days.
Jesus also testifies to the future A.O.D., “When you therefore see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains. For then shall be great tribulation, such as has not happened since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved: but for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:15-16.21-22).
Daniel knew one thing for sure. The Messiah Prince of Daniel 9:24-25 (one like the Son of man – Daniel 7:13) would return after His death and establish his eternal kingdom on the earth. “There was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed” (Daniel 7:14). Daniel also knew that after his people had a change of heart (circumcision of the foreskin of the heart – Jeremiah 4:4), they would inherit the kingdom. “But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever” (Daniel 7:18).
In part III, we will finish by discussing the giving of the new covenant to the Gentiles and Jesus’ kingdom of God.
Is The War in Ukraine About to Go To An Entirely New Level? - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/is-the-war-in-ukraine-about-to-go-to-an-entirely-new-level/
If Russia intends to make a major move to win the war in Ukraine, it needs to do it very soon. As you will see below, representatives from over 50 different nations will gather this week for a historic meeting in Ramstein, Germany. The goal of that meeting will be to implement a plan to absolutely flood Ukraine with tanks and missile systems in an attempt to turn the tide of the war. At the moment, the Russians have regained the initiative and the Ukrainians are steadily losing territory in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainians are hoping to buy enough time for the next massive influx of military aid to arrive, because it could potentially change everything.
Most of you have probably not heard about the meeting that will be held in Ramstein, Germany on Friday. The following originally comes from the Wall Street Journal…
Representatives of more than 50 countries supporting Ukraine are set to gather in Ramstein, Germany, to discuss provisions for Kyiv and pledge fresh supplies later this month. The U.S.-led assembly, known as the contact group, includes all countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and allies, including Japan, South Korea and Australia, offering lethal and nonlethal aid.
Ukraine is expected to receive Patriot missile systems, which Ukrainian officials say would hobble Russia’s missile attacks that have wreaked havoc on Ukraine’s civilian and critical infrastructure. Some Western officials also said that the first-ever shipment of Western-made main battle tanks could also be announced at the Friday meeting in Ramstein.
The only way that the Russians will be able to stop all of this equipment from getting to Ukraine would be to launch an enormous new invasion from the north that completely cuts off the flow of aid from the western powers.
Russia has been moving troops and equipment into Belarus for months, and many believe that such an offensive will soon happen.
And it is interesting to note that Russia and Belarus just initiated “a series of air-force exercises” on Monday…
Russia and its ally Belarus launched a series of air-force exercises Monday along the border with Ukraine in an effort to boost cooperation ahead of what Ukrainian officials and military analysts believe could be a fresh effort by Moscow in the coming months to retake battlefield momentum.
Throughout history, military exercises have often been used as a cover for major military operations.
But that doesn’t mean that the Russians will pull the trigger in this case.
Perhaps the Russians are just bluffing and are simply trying to hold a large number of Ukrainian forces along the northern border as the main push happens in the east.
At this point we just don’t know.
But many analysts in the western world do believe that the Russians will launch some kind of new offensive in the coming months…
“The Kremlin is likely preparing to conduct a decisive strategic action in the next six months intended to regain the initiative,” said a note from the Institute for the Study of War, a U.S.-based think tank that publishes daily reports on the war in Ukraine.
Actually, I think that if the Russians are going to make a move it will happen soon.
When the mud returns in the spring, it will be much more challenging for Russian tanks to move around efficiently.
So if a major offensive is going to take place, it will almost certainly be conducted within the next several weeks.
Meanwhile, Russian television continues to be filled with talk of nuclear war…
One of Vladimir Putin’s allies has claimed World War Three has already started as he called for Russia to launch a nuclear missile strike on Britain, France and Poland.
TV propagandist Vladimir Solovyov told Russians that Moscow should target the West to disrupt NATO countries from sending supplies to Ukraine.
You don’t hear this sort of talk on television here in the United States.
In fact, at this point most Americans still believe that the risk of nuclear war is extremely low.
But they see things very, very differently inside Russia.
These remarks by Solovyov were in response to reports that NATO powers are getting ready to ship large numbers of tanks and armored vehicles to Ukraine…
It comes as Britain is poised to supply Challenger II main battle tanks to Kyiv, in the first such move of the war.
France is shipping French AMX-10 reconnaissance vehicles, Germany is sending 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles, and the US is promising 50 M2 Bradley fighting vehicles.
Both sides just continue to escalate matters, and that has brought us dangerously close to nuclear conflict.
Earlier this month, Dmitry Medvedev made headlines all over the globe when he “threatened the United States of America with hypersonic cruise missiles”…
Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev threatened the United States of America with hypersonic cruise missiles and compared the American government’s policies to that of Nazis in a Thursday Telegram post in response to a US embassy appeal to Russian citizens for peace.
“The main gift of the New Year was the arsenal of Zircon missiles that went yesterday to the shores of NATO countries,” said Medvedev, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin who currently serves as Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council.
The nuclear warhead-capable Zircon missiles were reported by Reuters Wednesday to have been placed on the frigate Admiral Gorshkov to be deployed to the Indian and Atlantic oceans.
By the way, we have absolutely no way to defend against those hypersonic cruise missiles.
If the Russians launch them, they will hit their targets.
If our leaders were sane, they would be trying to find a peaceful way out of this mess while there is still an opportunity to do so.
Sadly, that window is rapidly closing.
If the Russians launch another massive invasion of Ukraine from the north, there will be no going back.
Both sides will just keep escalating the conflict until someone crosses a line that will never be able to be uncrossed.
On Russian television, they are already talking about the inevitability of a nuclear conflict.
Unfortunately, most Americans don’t even realize that our leaders have us on the brink of the unthinkable.
Hopefully people will start to wake up before it is too late, because the clock is ticking.
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Powers That Be… - Terry James - https://terryjamesprophecyline.com/2023/01/16/powers-that-be/
I often use the phrase “the powers that be.” Much is tied up in that expression–more than even the most spiritually astute might suspect.
Usually, in considering these “powers,” we look at the Apostle Paul’s heads-up in his letter to the Ephesians.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)
It has always been relatively easy to understand who these supernatural “powers and principalities” are. Not long ago, discernment that this warning involves human minions as well as demonic entities wasn’t so easily recognized. But the progression of stage-setting for soon fulfillment has changed that.
The unfolding of prophetic progression continues at a pace that’s difficult to keep up with. And—again, at the risk of being accused of being Amerocentric—I believe we can see most every element, every satanic influence, operating within this apex nation of world history. America, the most materially blessed and one of the most spiritually blessed nations, is now host to minions of the deadliest sort. Their parasitic infestation grows more horrific by the day.
The spread of sin within the nation has reached the very thinking processes of at least half of our populace. Our leadership, particularly at the national level, exhibits the Romans 1:28 “reprobate” mindset with elected representatives of the people throwing caution to the winds of destruction. They’ve reached the point that the printing presses can’t keep up with the amounts of money they ravenously want to spend.
They now seek to join the globalist powers that be in embracing those minions’ digital economic madness. They can, through electronic transfer, instantly create revenue for their every desire. They can control all people by controlling buying and selling. It is almost certainly the precursor to the Antichrist 666 system of Revelation 13:16–18.
Indeed, the love of money is proving to be at the root of all sorts of evil.
The powers that be, led–willingly or not—by the father of lies, himself, are spreading their reprobate mind infection to the point that evil is spreading uncontrollably.
Inventor of mRNA vaccines Dr. Robert Malone, having worked with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for many years, warns that a war is being waged by the government for control of people’s minds, and that social media platforms are being weaponized in this war and are “actively employed” by the intelligence community to influence what people think and feel.
“This new battleground, in which your mind and your thoughts, your very emotions are the battleground. It is not about territory,” Malone said during a recent interview for Epoch TV’s “American Thought Leaders” program. “…Members of a specific “influencer cloud” can be tracked using the military spy technology called the Gorgon Stare, said Malone. This spy technology is capable of detecting movements including what car you drive, who gets in your car, and where you go, he said.
The Gorgon Stare is a surveillance technology, originally created to target terrorist groups, that utilizes high-tech cameras mounted on drones to capture video images of large areas, such as entire cities. Then artificial intelligence is used to analyze the surveillance footage.
Arthur Holland Michel, author of the book, Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All, called this technology the “pinnacle of aerial surveillance” during a 2019 interview with the CATO Institute and said the things he learned while writing the book were so troubling, they kept him up at night. (“In War for Control of Humanity, Thoughts and Emotions Are the Battlefield: Dr. Robert Malone,” Terri Wu, Epoch Times, 3/26/22)
The human powers are totally sold out to the one who will deliver them the authority to bring about the all-controlling, one world regime demanded by those within the World Economic Forum (WEF). This is prophetically scheduled, of course, to bring about not Utopia, but Hell on earth.
The Lord Jesus’ dealing with Satan and rejecting his proposition proves that Satan could offer the world’s kingdoms at that moment.
And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours. (Luke 4:5–7)
Some believe Satan no longer has that authority, because Jesus took back the title deed to planet earth with His death, burial and resurrection. The devil, they believe, no longer can offer the world to his human minions.
Well, all that we observe at the moment is that those powers that be are now creating that New World Order we’ve heard much about for so long.
In that regard, Pete Garcia’s and my new book, New World Order: Worlds in Collision and the Coming Rebirth of Liberty, deals in depth with this swiftly developing, satanic regime. That book will be released soon.
The developments toward bringing in the last seven years before Christ’s Second Advent are now in place. This means the Rapture of believers is on the very brink of taking place.
You don’t want to miss that great event when Jesus shouts “Come up here!”
Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss the Rapture.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)
Believe We’re in the Last Days? According To Pew Research, You’re Not Alone - By Jan Markell - https://harbingersdaily.com/believe-were-in-the-last-days-according-to-pew-research-youre-not-alone/
One of the most frequent e-mails into this ministry is about how alone people feel. Many state they don’t have even one person to share thoughts with as they pertain to our times and the lateness of the hour.
Yet, Pew Research just released a report that found among all U.S. adults, 39% say the “end times” are now.
That includes 47% of all Christians, which, in turn, included 55% of Protestants, 63% of evangelicals, 31% of mainline church members and 76% of historically black church memberships.
The poll states, “Periods of catastrophe and anxiety, such as the coronavirus pandemic, have historically led some people to anticipate that the destruction of the world as we know it – the ‘end times’ – is near. This thinking often has a religious component that draws on sacred scripture. In Christianity, for example, these beliefs include expectations that Jesus will return to Earth after or amid a time of great turmoil,” the poll said.
The poll was referencing Christ’s return in the Second Coming and not the Rapture. Evangelicalism remains the primary dispenser of eschatology, or the doctrine of the last days. Social justice, and other kinds of “woke theology” are capturing many churchgoers.
Daily Jot: Stupidocrisy: The Washington Shell Game - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
If you are a moral person, there are some things happening in Washington, DC lately that might give you some hope. The Republican-led House of Representatives voted that protects babies who survive abortion and condemns violence against pro-life charities and churches. The House also voted to repeal the addition of 85,000 Internal Revenue Service agents aimed at making your life more miserable. And an investigation is underway on Joe Biden and his family for their blatant corruption. But don’t get your hopes up too much. This is like verse 11 in Jeremiah 8, “For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying Peace, peace; when there is no peace.”
There is no peace in this case because for all the good that the Republican-led House will do, it will come to naught because the Democrats in the Senate and the corrupt one sitting in the White House vow to prevent these bills from becoming law. And there will be no removal of Biden from office for his blatant corruption (which I might add was reported by legitimate media, but censored by the FBI and mainstream media before his election) because the Senate will not vote to do the right thing. Oh, wait, there’s that word “morals” coming off the sidelines again. Did you know that all Republicans and only one Democrat—Henry Ceullar (TX)—voted for the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act?
House Republicans also passed a repeal of most of the money ear-tagged to hire an army of 85,000 IRS agents to pry into your personal lives with absolute authority to ruin you without due process. The vote was 221-210, void of any Democrat. Republicans were all proud of themselves for so expeditiously fulfilling a campaign promise. Along those lines, the Republicans are establishing a committee to review American business with China—the world’s largest slaver and abuser of human rights, where Christian homes are bulldozed, pastors are jailed, and forced labor is the labor force. The Republicans are also looking at legislation to prevent government from being weaponized against American citizens.
All good stuff, right? It’s going nowhere. It’s all part of playing the Washington, DC shell game over and over again expecting different results. These important reforms are going nowhere because Democrats will stonewall them in the Senate, and Biden already has said he will veto them if they somehow miraculously land on his desk. Democrats care about staying in power more than the right or wrong of an issue—their brand of democracy is based on socialism and strong-armed government. What president would ever imply that he would use F-14’s against citizens? Joe Biden, that’s who. And that should speak volumes to each of us. Voting these people into office over and over again and expecting different results is not only insane, it’s, say it with me…Stupidocrisy.
Daily Devotion: Prepared to Pay the Price - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, ‘Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.’ —Luke 9:57
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/prepared-to-pay-the-price/ - Listen
Some people start their new life in Christ with great promise but then suddenly fall away. Others start off with no apparent promise whatsoever, but they seem to gain strength as time goes by.
The Bible tells us, “The end of a thing is better than its beginning; the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit” (Ecclesiastes 7:8 NKJV).
Nonbelievers can get excited in the emotion of a moment. Maybe they admire a Christian’s commitment, joy, and dedication, so they say, “I like this. I’m going to become a Christian.”
But are they prepared to really be a Christian? Do they understand what it means?
The Bible tells us about a man who approached Jesus and said, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go” (Luke 9:57 NKJV). Matthew’s Gospel tells us that he was a scribe (see 8:19).
That detail may not mean a lot to us today, but it is significant. The scribes were authorities in Jewish law. They were the scholarly class of Jewish society. And typically they were teachers themselves, not followers of other teachers.
So, it was notable for a man of this social position to go to Jesus and say what he said. This is what we might call a celebrity convert. If you looked at Jesus’ ragtag little group at this point, you would have expected Him to say, “Buddy, come on board! I would like you to stand at the front of the line.”
Instead, Jesus said something that almost seemed to repel the man: “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” (Luke 9:58 NKJV). In a sense, Jesus was checking his motives.
We want the glory, but are we prepared to make the sacrifice? Are we ready to take up our cross and follow Jesus Christ? Are we prepared to obey God?
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