Shabbat shalom, family and friends. It is Passover, Pesach, and Shabbat begins at sunset today also. Exodus 12 provides the account of Passover, and for those who don’t normally celebrate Passover as a non-Jewish believer, you can. Read Exodus 12 and don’t eat anything with leaven beginning at sunset today, ending at sunset on the seventh day following. Remove leaven from your diet for seven days. The leaven represents sin. Removing it demonstrates following Christ and living a sanctified life.
The Passover lamb is a type and shadow of the death of Jesus, the Lamb of God (John 1:29), slain to redeem us from our sins. The blood of the lamb placed on the two sides and upper door posts of their homes on Passover, which caused the death angel to “pass over” the Jews and not slay their firstborn, is a type and shadow of our salvation through the blood of Jesus, which He shed on the cross to redeem us from eternal destruction – hell.
Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior, unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate, having no conscience (Romans 1:21-32; Hebrews 6:4-6). Now is the time of salvation for everyone; tomorrow, or even the next hour, could be too late.
Ahead of elections held in May, Iran’s politicians are contending with one another over what their position should be regarding the highly criticized nuclear deal forged with the US in 2015.
After receiving billions of dollars from the United States pursuant to Obama’s nuclear deal, Iran’s leaders argue that the United States has not kept their end of the bargain with regard to ending sanctions.
Ali Khamenei loyalist and former Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Mohsen Rezaie said,
“Without a doubt, our situation has changed in comparison to the former US administration,” reported thediplomat.com.
Do you suppose?
No, our current president isn’t a terrorist-hugging traitor! President Donald Trump is serving the real God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and he loves America!
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Can anyone make a terrorist nation happy? No!
Negotiating with terrorists is akin to trying to hold a reasonable conversation with a serial killer on the run to find more victims; only an insane person would try!…Barack Hussein Obama, John Kerry, Hillary…the Democratic nut jobs!
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini said in 1980:
“We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah, for patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.”
In other words, Iran is willing to sacrifice their entire nation, and everyone in it, to subordinate all other peoples throughout the world to the Islamic head-chopping, wife-beating, amputating (for civil offenses), little girl-mutilating, adulterer-stoning satanic religion!
Do we get it?
They have vowed, to the DEATH, to force everyone to bow down to their antichrist god (Allah says, “God has no son”)!
Their rhetoric hasn’t changed since the Iranian hostage crisis, which lasted from 1979 through 1981.
While Barack Obama should have been looking out for the interests and safety of the American people and our great friend and ally, Israel, he insisted on forging a nuclear deal with the likes of these terrorists, allowing them to build their nuclear power, whose religious ideology includes conquering the rest of the world! Even while John Kerry was “negotiating” the deal (rather giving Iran everything they wanted), Iranians were burning the American and Israeli flags in the streets shouting, “death to Israel – death to America!”
How retarded and insane is that? Obama, Kerry and Hillary should all be arrested for treason – for many reasons!
Iranian leaders openly declare they will “wipe Israel off the face of the earth,” for no reason whatsoever, except that Israel is not a Muslim nation.
What sentiments do you suppose they hold for America, which they consider to be “Big Satan,” if they want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, which they only consider to be “Little Satan?”
Israel has the only peaceful Democracy in the Middle East and Israel is America’s strongest ally. In light of Iran’s terrorist activities in the past, and their continuing threats against not only Israel, but also America, even while the nuclear talks were taking place, the only reasonable and responsible thing to do is blow Iran’s nuclear power to smithereens, off the face of the earth, FOR THE SAKE OF ALL HUMANITY; unless there are those longing to be subordinates, surrendering themselves, their children and future generations, to the feet of Muslim terrorists.
We could speculate about the possibilities of this tragedy until the cows come home, but it is senseless, because the conclusion to the entire matter of Iran (Persia) and their inclination toward terrorism, is all summed up in the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39. The next war (Gog Magog) waged against Israel is imminent, according to the prophetic calendar.
We are in a prophetic Jubilee year (5777 on the Jewish calendar). In the event you are not aware of what that is, I will provide a brief summary:
God largely keeps prophetic time according to Shemitah and Jubilee cycles. Many historical and modern day prophecies have been fulfilled based on these time patterns. A prophetic “week” is seven years, also referred to as Shemitah in Hebrew. The conclusion of seven Shemitahs (seven years multiplied by seven = 49 years) starts a Jubilee year, which arrives every 50 years.
You might remember that very peculiar signs occurred in heaven in 2014-15, which included four “blood moons” (lunar eclipses), which fell exactlyon Israel’s Feast Days (a definite prophetic sign), with a solar eclipse in the middle of the four blood moons.
The Word of God refers to a solar eclipse as the “sun turning into darkness” and a lunar eclipse as the “moon turning into blood” (blood moons):
“The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and notable Day of the Lord come” Acts 2:20. *The Prophet Joel foretold the same thing (Joel 2:31).
These phenomenal events have only occurred on three prior occasions throughout our known history, the fourth being the 2014-15 blood moon tetrad. Each time this has happened (which is mathematically beyond any possibility of being a natural occurrence), something prophetic happens to Israel, as outlined below:
1493-94 tetrad: The Jews were expelled from Spain just prior to the tetrad in 1492, a prophetic event (Deuteronomy 30:1-4).
1949-50 tetrad: Israel became a nation again on May 14, 1948, a prophetic event foretold before Israel was scattered in 70 AD (Jeremiah 30:3).
1967-68 tetrad: The Six Day war broke out against Israel, during which time Israel regained control of Jerusalem for the first time since 70 AD, a prophetic event that had to happen before the Lord’s return (Zechariah 14).
2014-15 tetrad: According to Bible prophecy, the Ezekiel 38 war and the “catching up” of the saints (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) are imminent; and chronologically following that war, the Temple is built and the “Prince” of Israel, Jesus Christ, returns (with the saints – Jude 1:14) and rules in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 38-48).
These lunar tetrads are prophetic and all of their occurrences falling exactly on Israel’s Feast Days each time is totally improbable mathematically, without the miraculous hand of God Almighty.
When Israel won the Six Day War in 1967 and their War of Independence in 1948, they were outnumbered as much as 50 to 1, but they still won against many of the surrounding Muslim nations.
One would think that Muslims might get a clue by now as to who God really is…
There is profound proof in the world today, and throughout history, that God is real and He is all powerful – and that proof is ISRAEL!
The next thing on the prophetic clock is the Ezekiel 38 war, the northern prince (Russia) and Iran (ancient Persia), allied with Libya and Ethiopia, coming against Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Iran has never had an alliance with Russia throughout history; but guess what? THEY DO NOW!
Are you searching for God today? We are living in such time as the prophets and Jesus Christ spoke of, a time of decision (Joel 3:14), with distress of nations (Luke 21:25), in perilous times (2 Timothy 3), and it is a defining time for the people of God.
Now is the time to settle in our hearts just how much we love the Lord God, our Creator, and whether we are willing to lay our very lives down on the fact that He is our Savior. Many are dying throughout the Middle East, and some other nations, simply because they lay hold to their faith that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.
I am ashamed to admit that there was a time when I told the Lord I wasn’t sure I could die for Him, if it came to that, but I prayed that He would place that much love and commitment inside of me, that He would give me the great love that I need to have for Him. God answered that prayer.
“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me” Matthew 10:37.
This was always a very hard saying for me, especially since I have always loved my son more than myself, more than my own life. Albeit, I prayed for a “heart after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14) and the love I needed for the Lord.
God promises to take care of all the rest, as we put Him first in our lives.
The Word of God tells us,
“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.
In other words, we don’t have to worry about anything we place second to Christ, because He will take care of all the rest! It is His promise to us; He is so wonderful!
The Apostle Paul wrote,
“I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” Romans 12:1.
In return, our Lord and Savior has promised us eternal life,
“Whosoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:26.
Not many people realize it, but the Song of Solomon is a letter from God to the Jews and a letter from Christ to His bride. As I wrote the Song of Solomon during my study of the precious book, the Holy Spirit revealed to me that Christ was speaking to me, to the bride of Christ, through these writings in the Song of Solomon. I later discovered that Jewish rabbis have understood throughout the ages that God is speaking to His elect through the Song of Solomon.
The Song of Solomon contains scriptures which have plural interpretations. Plural interpretations are accepted by Bible theologians and they are significant in the laws of interpretation of God’s Word (hermeneutics). Just as the Jewish feasts are relevant to the Jews and their history, the feasts also have very significant meaning concerning: the sinless Lamb of God, who is Jesus Christ – John 1:29 (Passover); living a sanctified life – Hebrews 13:12 (Unleavened Bread); Christ’s resurrection – John 11:25 and 1 Corinthians 15:20 (Firstfruits); the outpouring of the Holy Ghost – Acts 2 (Pentecost); the resurrection of the dead and catching up of the saints – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (Feast of Trumpets); Christ’s sacrificial blood offered on the altar for the remission of our sins (Day of Atonement); and the final reign of Christ on earth with His saints – Revelation 20:4-6 (Feast of Tabernacles). These are all examples of plural definitions of the scriptures, the Old Testament being a type and shadow of the New Testament.
The Song of Solomon speaks of the bride of Christ, who is looking for her bridegroom during the last days, but she cannot find Him (Song of Solomon 3:1). Notice that when she meets up with the “watchmen” (Song of Solomon 3:3), shortly after that, she finds her love and she will not let Him go (Song of Solomon 3:4).
As children of God, are we not looking for Christ’s return? Nevertheless, many are tired of the wait and some have fallen asleep, but notice that when the “Shulamite bride” hears from the “watchmen,” those proclaiming the prophecies of Christ’s return, she, the bride of Christ, finds Him and “she will not let Him go.”
Have you long awaited the return of Christ? Have you grown weary in this life looking for God, but not finding Him, possibly falling asleep spiritually?
It is imperative to remember the parable of the 10 virgins (Matthew 25), which fits right into the theme of the Song of Solomon. We are being told in this love story that the “bride of Christ” needs to listen to the “watchmen,” and prepare for the Lord’s return by faith, understanding the signs of the times, as did the sons of Issachar.
If you are searching for Him, you will not find God in the last days, if you do not listen to His watchmen. God has prepared “watchmen” for the last days, whose loins are girt about (prepared) “with Truth” (Ephesians 6:15). It is imperative that God’s people not listen to those whose words do not line upentirely with God’s Holy Word. Jesus warned not once, not twice, but three times in Matthew 24 to beware of false teachers, false Christs and false prophets. Listen to the true “watchmen,” who rightly divide the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15), understanding it by having studied it thoroughly with prayer and fasting, comparing scripture with scripture, “precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, and there a little, (Isaiah 28:10),” while looking to God for the interpretation. As you hear a man of God preach, or teach, open the Word of God and make certain that what he is saying lines up with God’s Holy Word. It is also imperative to study the Word daily and know it thoroughly for yourself.
As you listen to the truth, and tithe your time to prayer and the reading of God’s Holy Word yourself, you will find the “Bridegroom” and you will “not let Him go” (Song of Solomon 3:4).
“Watch therefore and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass (tribulation), and to stand before the Son of man” Luke 21:36.
In summary, if we love the Lord with our whole heart, if we watch and prayalways and listen to the anointed “watchmen,” we will find our “Bridegroom” and “not let Him go.”