A Thank You To You All...

The humble Christian will not be easily angered--nor will he be dogmatic and judgmental.

He will be compassionate and tender towards the infirmities of his fellow-sinners; knowing, that, if there is any difference between himself and others--it is grace of God that has made it.

He knows that he has the seeds of every evil in his own heart! Also, under all trials and afflictions, the humble Christian will look to the hand of the Lord, and lay his mouth in the dust--acknowledging that he suffers much less than his iniquities have deserved.
-John Newton
As we now approach 2018, a year that seemed so far away such a short time ago, I wish to say THANK YOU to all of you readers and commenters who share this journey with me.   The words above by Newton are especially fitting regarding you who are reading this.  I was not sure what I was getting myself into when gave in and started this site, but I now see that God was creating a place of community for a group of like minded believers to encourage one another and meet together as described in Hebrews 10:25. We all had a common recognition of His great sign last fall which seem to convey a clear message to all those who dare to take it serious.  What is the message?

Prepare your hearts... We are very close. 

Close to what you may ask?  The answer in my mind is fairly simple... the rest of the events in Revelation 12.  In fact the rest of the events in the Bible surrounding the Day of the Lord which are weaved throughout the words of that amazing chapter. We are close to those things... those great and horrible events... and the world will never be the same after these events take place.  Our compassionate and merciful God gave us all a sign and a warning over the entire earth as to what was is soon to take place.  Why has it not taken place yet... why not set it in motion on the day of the sign?  I believe we all know the verse below gives us insight into the heart of God regarding this matter...
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
So looking back on things as we naturally do this time of year I am so thankful for God giving me eyes to see and appreciate the Rev12 Sign when so many others didn't, couldn't or wouldn't.  What an amazing sign post to let us know where we are at on the prophetic clock.  And while that would have been enough by far for me, He chose to blow me away with His plan.  My small act of obedience on my part (exclusively possible through His grace alone) led to you... a community of brothers and sisters filled with more fruits of the spirit than mid summer farmers market!  And for everyone one of you who comments regularly know that t there are so many more who read the articles and your words and ponders them in their hearts day after day. Together, a group of true called out believers from across the country and around the world....  newly awakened or sounding the alarms for decades... all knit together in this place by our loving Father to give us what He knew we all needed during this unprecedented time.... fellowship.

Thank you for making this place special and praise God for making it happen.  I believe the words above by John Newton fit all you who visit this place and comment on the posts so well.  You have impacted me far more than you will ever realize.  You have taught me and encouraged me so often.  I prayed that God would use this place for His glory, and for His will.  I believe He has done it...

He brought you here.

In closing a want to share a simple verse that sums up how we should all feel.  The wise men felt this way 2,000 years ago, and I believe we should feel the same today and each day moving forward until we see Jesus face to face.  It is the verse we put on our family Christmas card this year and I think we should all write it on our hearts as well. 
When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!
Matt 2:10 NIV
Do not doubt the fact we saw something amazing in the heavens just like they did... something rare, something great, something prophetic and straight out of the Bible...and we should be filled with just as much JOY as those men were so long ago.... perhaps even more!  And besides... 2017 isn't even over yet!
What do you guys think about all we experienced in 2017?  How are your felling about this journey?  Are you discouraged and encouraged.  Filled with doubts or filled with joy?  Please share below...

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  1. God bless Brad! It's been an exciting ride this year. I've learned more than I imagined, and I'm excited for the rest of the journey. Soon and very soon I think!

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    1. Thanks Lance and Alla. I appreciate you two immensely! May God continue to bless you and your families until the day He appears.

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    2. Thank you so much Brad for this site and this perfectly timed post. This fellowship has been a tremendous gift from God through an obedient servant. May you and yours be richly blessed as we wait upon our Lord to call us home.
      Maranatha!

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    3. Thank you, Brad! Amen, Sheila!!!

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  2. Holiness Proceeds Understanding.

    Alfred Edershiem and latter Joseph Good in his book Rosh HaShanah and The Messianic Kingdom To Come give us a very telling insight into how people processed bible prophecy in biblical times. According to both authors, there was a paradox concerning the messiah in the years leading up to the first advent. They could not reconcile the suffering servant and the conquering king. The concept of two comings was not even in their mind. Instead they saw two messiahs who would come at once. It is thought that John the Baptist had this in mind when he asked " Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? " Both authors do a great Job at bringing this conflict out. Clearly there were good Godly people who thought messiahs advent was near. Simon and Anna both had good reason to expect him. Even the woman at the well expected him. What is also telling is the prevalence of sexual sin among the people of God. But even more telling is that among sexual sins Jesus seems to draw more attention to one than any other. Divorce and Remarriage. Whether a person was in such a state or those around them tolerated or even facilitated such a practice, the whole of society was affected by it and it affected their ability to rightly discern.

    I can not help but wonder what we are missing. The sign of 9/23/17 with both the woman and the red dragon are unmistakable . What world view do we have in the way that may be obstructing us. What unconfessed/unrepentant/prevailing sin do we have/facilitate/tolerate that is impeding our ability to rightly discern. I find it telling when dealing with this particular issue that most people simply state every one has a sin issue and then moves on. But are we not supposed to be saved from both the penalty of sin and the power of sin ? Am I not free from the bondage of sin and do not have to yield to its power? The answer is yes. When we do not yield to it we can rightly discern. Yielding to it can permanently affect us and disqualify us Proverbs 2:19. But lets get straight to it. How many people even on this blog find themselves enslaved to ( whore mongering ) Pornography. The statistics even among the clergy are staggering. How many are enslaved by ( sexual self gratification ). With regard to both I am told that in the church it is 90 percent among men and 50 percent among woman. How many people even on this blog find themselves in marriages prohibited by the bible ? Matthew 5:31-32 Matthew 19:9 Mark 10:11-12 Luke 16:15-18. Romans 7:1-4. 1 Corinthians 7. It is thee most clear teaching in the bible and there are many more passages that address the issue. For the first 1500 years of the church it was universally agreed among all churches that the bible strictly prohibited divorce and remarriage apart from the death of a spouse. A person could get a divorce but in so doing they had to remain single or be reconciled to their spouse. In fact the bible also defines (sexual) adultery as entering into a 2nd marriage while both spouses remain alive. Not long ago I became aware of a girl who met a man on a mission trip. They took and interest in each other. The problem was that even though he was in the process of a divorce they not only dated each other but got engaged. When the divorce was final they got married. Up until the time of the romance the girls mother opposed all divorce and remarriage. She changed her mind when it came to her girl. Rather than hold her feet to the fire, the mother compromised. Can either party truly expect to rightly discern the word on the more difficult passages of bible prophecy ? Neither shall we if we do not hold our selves and others to gods holy standard on all things.

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    1. The greatest compassion that we can show towards our fellow believer is to hold them to gods holy standard. This yoke is easy and not burdensome. We pull them out hating even the garment polluted by fire. In so doing we gain a better resurrection not only for ourselves but for them. To leave them there sighting our own sin not only produces a loss of reward for them, it does so also for ourselves. Hold me accountable and call me out of my sin and you and I shall both be better off for it. Failure to do so brings a reproach on us both.

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    2. Hebrews 10:26-29

      (26) If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, (27) but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. (28) Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. (29) How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?

      This is what the unpardonable sin ultimately accomplishes. Through willfully practicing sin, the sinner rejects the very basis of his covenant with God, the blood of Jesus Christ. If one deeply appreciates and values His sacrifice, he will not willfully practice the very actions that made that sacrifice necessary. God forgives with the understanding that the one forgiven has turned from sin and will continue to overcome it.

      When God designed this creation, He considered His purpose along with our free-moral agency. He concluded that He had to devise a payment for sin so profound in its implications that the heirs of salvation, out of overwhelming gratitude, would drive themselves from sin. Such a price of redemption could not be the death of any common person or animal, for these have neither the worth nor the ability to pay for all sin. Only the sacrifice of the sinless God-man, Jesus Christ, could meet these qualifications.

      What we see in Hebrews 10:26-29 is the end of a person who, by the very conduct of his life, reveals his pitiful assessment of that sacrifice. The author makes a three-fold indictment against this person. First, he repudiates the oath taken at baptism. Second, he contemptuously rejects Christ. Third, he commits an insulting outrage against the merciful judgment of God.

      With that, we must also extend mercy and grace, in order to help those bound in sin, they are either in one place or the other, depending on the Father and Yahshua for deliverance, and will welcome our extension of mercy to help, or they are living in the flesh, and will continue to abuse Abba ‘s sinless sacrifice Yahshua, there aren’t gray areas, for those that truly want to be delivered, we must always be there to help them see the truth! Birekoth Brother!

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    3. Just an added note here, I am not a fan of calling ones sin out in public, I have done it, but with little results, I believe we must be led by the Ruach ha Qodesh, and IF He leads we should have a private meeting, phone call, whatever, if we ARE so led, it Will produce the desired result.

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    4. The below quote is an excerpt from this Q&A: https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/osas-and-hebrews-10/

      “Now let’s look at your quote from Hebrews 10:26-29. If the writer was referring to our salvation then the first phrase of that passage has disqualified everyone who has ever lived from ever going to Heaven because no Christian has ever lived a sin free life.

      Even the mighty Paul confessed that he couldn’t keep himself from sinning.

      …Finally, look at the context in which the Hebrews passage was given. The whole letter is an argument against the tendency of Jewish believers to go back into the Levitical system, which required the sacrifice of a Lamb as the remedy for sin. Statements both before and after the passage you quoted confirm the confidence we have that Jesus paid the whole price for all the sins of our lives. He is the Lamb of God who took away the sin of the world (John 1:29) once and for all and made us perfect forever (Hebrews 10:12-14).”

      Plus, a good audio study on Hebrews 10:

      https://gracethrufaith.com/audio/the-letter-to-the-hebrews/letter-hebrews-chapter-10/

      My addition reflects on my belief concerning this matter, aka my 2 cents to the topic of Hebrews 10 and the quoted verses from it, and not for an argumentative purpose. So, that’s all I’m adding. *peace*

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    5. Thank you, Nora. My heart is set on looking for our Blessed Hope and I am content to let Him be my judge as well as that of all others. I have enough to do keeping my own house in order. Blessings, Sister and hope to see you all soon!

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    6. Waiting and looking for our Blessed Hope with you, dear Sheila! :--) There's a lot happening concerning prophetic events.

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    7. There sure is, Nora. It’s almost like a snowball machine!
      And time itself is definitely snowballing. I know He is giving me little personal encouragements everyday it seems. And to stay awake and be ready is the message.
      Maranatha!

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    8. Yes, Nora! I had been reading this passage the other day. My resource was John MacArthur.

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    9. Nora, all I did was copy the scripture, make out of what you will.

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    10. But I I’ll also add my two cents, just because we accept Yuhshua’s gift, doesn’t mean we can go on sinning, as though we will not be held accountable, because we will, each and every one of us, unless we repent, and turn the other way, which is what repent means. it’s.a journey with Him, as He leads, teaching us how to put the flesh under and walk with the narrow path, that few will find!

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    11. Y'all remember Romans 10: 9-10, right?
      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 KJV

      Sins do not make us unsaved. Nothing can make us unsaved. Otherwise, God would break His word (i.e. If you confess Jesus as Lord and believe He rose from the dead you WILL be saved. No exceptions).

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    12. Well...I think I did see a little commentary in there truthisall. For me personally, I have to get my spiritual understanding from the Holy Spirit through prayer and supplication. And He’s quite good at conviction and chastisement when needed. Too many people have too many differing opinions when it comes to wielding
      Scripture. I believe that’s why a personal relationship with Yeshua is so imperative.
      Many Blessings!

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    13. Sheila, yes. That’s what it’s ALL about, a personal relationship with Yahshua! And if we truly have that, and are walking the walk, the Ruach ha Qodesh will always convict and correct, because we know His voice! If we aren’t being convicted and corrected, something isn’t right! Birekoth to you! Yahshua said, if you love me, you WILL keep my commandments!

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    14. I think here is significant the story of John 4:5-26. The woman was a sinner, and Jesus asked her to give Him water. But she considered religious differences more important than caring for a person's soul! And Jesus did't accuse her, all this passage long, not once! He invited her to know, who He is… to ask of him… and he gives her a gift – living water! Then He showed her her sin, and she was interested first of all, whom to worship! And then He says "the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth", and then "I that speak unto thee am he". Was He an accuser?
      And also the story of Zacchaeus, who was a sinner! Luke 19:1-10
      And this sinner "sought to see Jesus who he was". And the Lord didn't accuse him all the story long! He says simply "to day I must abide at thy house". Who was here the accusers? Luke 19:7 And the conclusion of the story - Luke 19:10!
      And about the holy standarts. Here is the list of commands fo the Law. Very important the whole chapter Mat 5, but my thought here is the conclusion of the Lord Jesus. Mat 5:43-48 The very holy standard is God Himself:
      "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
      Therefore, He leads us here to Himself, because no man can do this, period.
      I can continue to write here long more, but I think that everything is very clear.
      Rom 2:1-4, Rom 3:4, 23-24, 30; Ps 32 and very many others Scriptures
      Very much blessings to all! Maranatha!

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    15. Beloved, I think If you believe in your HEART, you will be living a life of ridding your self of sin, acts of the flesh, we can’t separate believe from our actions, we can’t continue to sin deliberately knowing the difference, and expect Him to be ok with that, there are far too many scriptures that tell us so, if we truly BELIEVE, we will be a new creation, born from above, always working to be as near as we can to Abba, and Yahshua, learning to have the mind of Yahshua, being Qodesh as He is Qodesh, putting the flesh under, because it’s a fact...sin separates us from having a knowing relationship with Him, who do you think will be the ones that Yahshua says “I never KNEW you” they thought they were saved, but still, they don’t know Him, could it be, they just said the prayer, and never allowed the Ruach ha Qodesh to work in them, so they could develope their relationship? So if we deliberately continue to sin, after knowing the price that was paid, we are in fact abusing that grace.

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    16. (Okay, as a last addition.) To me “Paid in full” is a sure assurance. The Lord’s precious blood covers all our sins: past, present and future. All of them. What does He require of us?

      “ Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
      Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

      (John 6:28-29)

      A few more verses:

      “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

      (John 6:39-40)

      “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.”

      (John 10:28-30)

      “For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.”

      (Hebrews 10:14)


      “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”

      (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

      “ For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”

      (Ephesians 2:8-9)

      “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”

      (Romans 8:1-2)


      “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”

      (Romans 8:28-30)


      "Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”

      (Romans 8:33-34)


      “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

      (Romans 8:37-39)

      If I had to choose only one verse, to represent my point of view (although all the above verses are fitting for that), I think I'd chose this one:

      “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”

      (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

      It is God Himself who makes us stand firm in Christ, all praise should go to Him!

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    17. Amen sister ! Will we be here to see the ezikiel war ?

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    18. I mean does that have to do with the ezikiel war ?

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    19. p.s.: Not to forget good ol’ Apostle Paul:

      “We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

      So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

      So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.”

      (Romans 7:14:25)

      He describes the born again believer’s condition quite well. We are all sinners; sin is as natural to our flesh as taking breath. Who delivers us? “Thanks be to God, Who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

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    20. Amen, Nora! Much Blessings!

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    21. Lastly, (really lastly :-) maintaining a deep, intimate relationship of love with the Lord is important because: He is the one and only Source of The Love that we all desperately need and we were created to have a relationship full of love with Him! Nobody else and nothing else can fulfill our need of love only Him. As our Good Shepard, He is the One who keeps us saved, only Him not us. Maintaining a deep relationship of love with Him has the purpose mentioned above in my understanding: He created us for love, for His love.

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    22. God's warrior,

      I think that the Church will be raptured (probably way-) before the war ( the Gog-Magog attack on Israel) described in Ezekiel 38/39 happens.

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    23. p.s. Another reason of maintaining a personal, loving relationship with Him: truly, the most blessed place is within the will of the Lord! 1. Because He loves us and 2. Dad really knows best! Only He knows what is the best and most fullfilling for us, what we truly need, that’s why we should submit to Him, it is that simple imo.

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    24. So what then? Shall we go on sinning? Forbid, all good scriptures for all of us who are waging war against sin, not letting the flesh rule , because OF HIM, always being mindful that He paid the price, so that we can by His Power , repent,get forgiveness and turn from sin, living a life pleasing to Him! So just a few verses below, bless you Nora, but as you can see, there are scripture for both sides, I think we must, as not to trample the blood that was shed for us, always put the flesh under, and it is only possible through Him! But it is possible, and if we are trying to do that everyday, we are growing, and learning to know Him! We can’t just continue in our sin deliberately, Heaven Forbid!

      1 John 3:4 ESV

      Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

      Galatians 5:19-21 ESV

      Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

      Galatians 5:16 ESV

      But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

      1 John 5:17 ESV

      All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

      John 3:16-17 ESV

      “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world MIGHT be saved through him.

      Genesis 4:7 ESV

      If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.

      2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV

      But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

      Matthew 5:48 ESV

      You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

      James 1:15 ESV

      Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

      John 8:34 ESV / 110 helpful votes

      Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

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    25. Last and final note on this subject for me is.....we all must work out our salvation with much reverence and trembling! I thank Abba for everyone of you, and may YHWH bless you and keep you until that day! Birekoth to you all!

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    26. Alla, thank you for those wonderful reminders.

      truthisall, my point was that I mostly do not agree with Christians who feel like they have achieved a higher standard of holiness calling other Christians out on their failures to meet that perceived standard. Rarely, if ever, have I seen that bear good fruit.
      IMO there is but one standard of Holiness and only One who has ever achieved it. If a person is truly born again, then the lifelong process of Sanctification begins and it is different and tailor made for each one by the One who is performing it.
      If one even half-way expects another member of the family to be on their same exact point of the sanctification journey, then they will most likely be disappointed.
      The Lord has gifted me with many opportunities over the years to share His Word, His Love, His grace and more often than not to share His mercy. But He has never asked me to do His job because I simply cannot. I am not without sin and have no basis on which to condemn another Christian. And when I do lash back even on a common sense right from wrong basis, even then I
      am convicted of overstepping my bounds. So for me, that is a sin that I have not completely overcome as yet.
      It’s like the whole Christmas/pagan discussion. If you’ve been convicted to leave it alone, I totally respect that. If another feels convicted to pull a child’s name tag from a tree and meet some needs or spend days on end wrapping up nice gifts for the poor to give them with a message of the Gospel and our God’s love and remembrance of them, then I thank our God for those.
      I thank Him for my family coming together in prayer and gratitude for our Savior and for one another.
      I knelt down on Christmas morning to receive a special gift from my 5 yr old grandson. It was a scroll with Prov. 3:5 engraved on it and we worshipped our
      Savior there together as we talked about what that verse means to us. I don’t believe in grace abuse-far from it, but I do believe in the grace to allow for individual growth in our God’s own timing and methods.
      I know how close we are to going home and I trust in Him and Him alone to get us all there. So much love in Him and Blessings to you and yours and all the Body of Christ as we look up, watch, pray, fellowship and just abide:-)

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    27. I believe so that one tramples on His Blood when he/she doesn't accept Christ's sacrifice on their behalf for their sins. Also, the pressure was great on the people Paul addressed in the Book of Hebrews to turn back to the old animal sacrifical system. I believe that the Lord's Word isn't contradicting itself and there's only one side: *the Lord's finished work on the cross*-side to which we can't add anything when it comes to our own salvation.

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    28. What about Gal, 1st John, John, Matthew, James, 2and Tim, Gen? I will never believe, that after someone accepts Yahshua as their Savior, and truly means what they say, not just saying it, like they can buy a ticket or something, if they are truly Born again, from above, that they will continue in deliberate sin, because if they truly believe, the Ruach ha Qodesh will convict them, that’s how we know we are saved, because we hate the flesh, sin, and the world, and the things of the world, because He hates sin! But if we fall, we have an advocate, we can repent, and move forward without penalty, there is never contradictory scripture, the scriptures you gave, are for those walking in the narrow path, we fall and we sin, but we don’t deliberately sin, knowing to do right, and then doing wrong because you think you are saved anyway, is not correct! That is what I think is abusing the grace and the gift of Yahshua ‘s life! I appreciate all your comments, and I pray YHWH blessings upon you, I say all I say in love, and in peace!

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    29. Sheila,

      "...the lifelong process of Sanctification begins and it is different and tailor made for each one by the One who is performing it."

      Couldn't say it better! :--) I'm all for embracing His grace and of course not abusing it! (Sadly, the reality of being sinners means that it could still happen.) The Apostle Paul admonished us not to grieve the Holy Spirit who is sealed within us to the day of our redemption. Aknowledging the fact that we are sinners and facing the reality of it doesn't mean the condoning of sins. As Sheila said, sanctification and maturing in Christ is a life-long process that differs in the case of anyone.

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    30. Sheila, yes I agree, I think I even said, I don’t agree with calling someone out in public, however, that being said, I have seen someone moved by The Ruach ha Qodesh to go to someone, and offer help to them to overcome, and it produced fruit. I really believe that if we are walking with Him, the way we should be, according to the scripture, He will lead and guide us into all truth, we must always be careful to have eyes to see, and ears to hear, because we can close ourselves off to truths He is trying to bring, I know cause I’ve been there, lol, if we don’t stay in a place, to where we are learning truths from His word, we need to check ourselves. Yes. I cannot celebrate any day that is not supported by scripture, and especially one that has deep pagan roots, I only want to worship Him, in His way, not my own ways, or days, my husband and I did and exhaustive study, we actually tried to prove it was ok, and we failed. I don’t condem anyone who wishes to continue to celebrate, I trust if they are walking with Him, He will reveal to them when it’s their time, back to your point, yes we are all at a different place in our sanctification, and I praise Him for where we all are, and pray that we all continue to grow, and get to know Him!

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    31. In a nutshell: I don't want to hurt the Lord, at the same time I'm aware of my sinful flesh, my sinful nature, I have no illusions in that regard. For example: Is there a born again believer who has ever deliberately lied out of fear? I think such born again believers exist! I don't think that it made them unsaved. Are there born again believers who have/had *prodigal son periods* in their lives that they were/are aware of? I think there are such born again Christians. The Lord as our Good Shepard take care of us still, through all of that. That's what I believe. Probably I can't describe my thoughts the way I should. The Apostle Paul in Romans 7 (that I quoted in the p.s. above) tells it all, it is a spot on description of this very issue.

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    32. I had to go to sleep. I collected my thoughts, so here’s my final attempt to describe them. (Which won’t be easy.) As I said earlier, I believe so that trampling on the Blood is not accepting His sacrifice on one’s behalf. I know we are in disagreement on this just like on a few other points. (Also, the Letter to the Hebrews was written to address the issue that born again believers were pressured to go back to the laws of Judaism and the animal sacrificial system.) I believe that because of our sin nature born again believers commit: 1. sins they aren’t aware of and 2. deliberate sins. Example of deliberate sin: when someone hurts your feelings and while you feel the Holy Spirit nudging you to not repay it in a similar manner, you give into your flesh aka your hurt feelings and you lash out in anger at the person who hurt your feelings. You knew what would be the right thing to do but you gave into the flesh. Same goes to when born again believers give into temptations. For example, the Bible calls gluttony a sin yet, surely, a lot of born again believers over-eat. Oftentimes the Holy Spirit prompts us to do something but we give into our flesh that opposes the will of the Spirit, these are all in the deliberate sin category. There are born again believers who battle bad habits and addictions. Time to time they give in. Are there born again believers who at times think that “I’ll give in, later on I’ll ask for forgiveness, I’ll still be saved.” Surely there are born again believers like that! This is a maturity issue. That happened to me several times, and I can assure you that later on I felt pretty bad about it. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sins and sooner or later leads us to repentance. I’m absolutely sure that the Apostle Paul in Romans 7 firstly had in mind these kind of deliberate sins when he bemoaned the fact what a wretched sinner he is, (as all of us are) describing the war between the law and the will of the flesh and the law and the will of the Spirit. He gave praise and thanks to the Lord that He is still saving our sorry butts. He is faithful even when we aren’t as the Bible says. The Lord calls us sheep for a reason. Sheep are 1. totally defenseless regarding their enemies aka the predators 2. no offense but they’re not very bright either 3. they are extremely prone to wander away. A flock of sheep needs the shepard’s constant vigilance, supervision and care! I feel thankful with all my heart that we have a Good Shepard who took full(!) responsibility for our: spiritual, emotional, physical well-being! It seems to me that the more someone grows closer to the Lord and the more mature they become in their personal knowledge of the Lord and His Love, the more they submit to the leading of His Holy Spirit and this way the more they are able to put their flesh to death with His help! The Bible says that the Lord Himself establishes us, He Himself makes us standing firm in Christ, He justifies and sanctifies us. Last but not least, He is the One who began the good work in us and He Himself finishes it! This is crucially important to understand as well.

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    33. Part 2. In the description of the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Bible points it out that there will be born again believers whose works will only produce wood and hay, all burned up without a single lasting treasure, yet they remain saved because once in their life they accepted the Lord’s sacrifice on their behalf and this is the Lord’s finished work that remains forever. How did these born again believers live? I don’t think they maintained a very close walk with the Lord. (I also believe that the precious gems withstanding the fire of the Bema Seat will be works we’ve done to the Lord’s prompts and in His strengths, these are things the Lord Himself accomplished through us, so the merit goes to Him in this case too!) My main point is that I believe so, when someone gets saved and sealed by the Holy Spirit they won’t get unsaved aka unsealed because of their sins later on which are all covered under the Blood of the Lamb. The Lord paid in full for all of them on the cross. Giving into the flesh without noticing it or deliberately happens because we are wretched sinners as the Apostle Paul put it, describing our condition in the Romans 7 verses I quoted above. It is also a maturity issue. Lastly, the prodigal son is only one side of the coin; the other side is his legalistic brother. The flesh likes to wander away and going wayward and the same way it likes to steep into legalism. Many brethren before me pointed it out that the core issue of legalism is pride, I’d add that there’s also the fact that humans prefer to be in control. It is the part of human nature as well, we want to being in control, to make things happens ourselves. “If it’s not up to me…” etc. The religions of the world are built on that. During our walk and maturing in the Lord we learn to put the control totally into His hands. Last-lastly, are there cultural Christians in “name only”? There are such Christians but only the Lord knows people’s hearts! As the Scripture says, He wants everyone to learn the truth, He wants everyone to lead to repentance and He draws everyone. All we could do is pray for others and listen to the prompts of the Holy Spirit, submitting to Him at all times when we deal with others.

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    34. Very good insight Brad H, and a challenging question that we need to carefully consider. I recall being frustrated and concerned when all the issues surrounding Todd Bentley were carefully 'swept under the spiritual rug' (so to speak), leaving thousands exposed to demonic influence as a result of his sin. The bible makes it clear that those that claim to be teachers (or are teachers by the fruits of their ministry itself...whether they claim to be teachers or not) will be held to more strict judgment (James 3). This is why the prophet and those with the gift of mercy (pastors?) are so important to point out the balance between the need to call out sin and underscore the need for repentance (the prophet...being very generalised here), but to embrace forgiveness and acceptance once repentance has been sought and given (the pastor/gift of mercy).

      I was surprised about your comment on Scott in the previous article, and while I don't believe every thing I come across on the internet on these matters, I would like to know if some of the individuals whose articles we refer to frequently are in fact living in unrepentant sin, or in sin that restricts them from holding an ongoing teaching/preaching/pastoral role. I know that this comment is 'straight up', and I don't want to have hearsay taking place if possible, but I don't want to keep pointing my Christian friends towards articles written by believers who may not currently be the best examples of right standing towards God.

      Thats a complicated question I know (O yee with thou plank in thine own eye you may say...), and I don't say that with condemnation, but with genuine concern.

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    36. For all who have posted on this enormously important subject I thank you. I am so grateful for what this group does for me - it causes me to think, to examine my life and my heart condition. When we ever reach the point in our own minds where we have "arrived" and "own it" we are in grave danger. That is not to imply that we live continually in fear or always questioning our salvation, never let it be. No one can take me from the Father's hands. However, the day we are completely certain we have it all figured out, know everything there is to know and cannot learn from another Brother or Sister, even when they are wrong, we look very much like the Pharisees. I believe the best gift we give each other on this sight is a flashlight into the heart which says, "Just think about it, is there more work that needs to be done in your own heart there?" "Are you certain your conclusion is correct in this regard?" "I understand what you are saying, but what about this additional point?" When said and offered in love, as most do here, this is invaluable. Even those who have not yet developed the skill of offering a countering point in grace and mercy, should cause us to examine ourselves. We need not be obsessive, but we certainly can never be smug and satisfied.

      When we've completed the examination and find things in good order, we are encouraged. When we've examined and found certain issues need attention, we should certainly be encouraged. Iron sharpens iron. I have seen several on this forum learn to articulate their own internal beliefs more clearly. We forget the current model of the church system in Western Countries does not allow for this. Most often, Christians go to an assembly, listen and go home. There is never a point of restating or organizing out loud and being able to clearly articulate what they believe. This certainly leads to a lack of confidence and even mental confusion. If you are never questioned about what you believe, often you are unsure yourself. Even if you understand in your own mind your thoughts, you cannot convey those thoughts to one seeking and thus your witness is damaged. It is much better to learn this skill in a place of safety (here) with those who have done serious study (our host and most of those who comment) than to be fearful in sharing. Here, you can listen to the, "Yes, I see what you are saying, but what about this other verse?" This gives you time and input to pray about it, study it out for yourself and when asked again, you will have a prayerful, thoughtful response.

      You learn pretty quickly to spot the "It's my way or the highway" folks, but never assume you can't learn from them as well. They usually have pretty good points, they just haven't learned to be persuasive without offense. If nothing else, that's the lesson we can learn from them.

      So for all these reasons, for all the sharpened iron and for all the encouragement and fellowship - I am grateful to you all. I am most grateful for Brad and his willingness to do the work necessary to speak into our lives. I appreciate you all, I honor you all and I look forward to spending eternity with you all.

      Blessings - Sherry

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    37. Excellent effect on my heart, Sherry! Thank you and so excited at the promise of meeting you all in the Throne Room sooner than soon!

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  3. The experiences of 2017 are astonishing beyond belief. I know we are close and I am excited, albeit a little nervous at times, but such is the experiences of being a falling creation I guess. If nothing else I have reignited my studies in scripture, learned more about Gods plans then every imagined, gained a better understanding of the Word, and even discovered a whole bunch about Judaism and their beliefs to boot.

    Encouraged? Every single day. Especially by everyone on here. Brad the Lord gave this to you and we are all glad you listened. I am thankful for everyone’s contributions everyday. I may never be able to mention all of you individually, brothers and sisters, but know I am so thankful for you and I pray for you. And the diversity of the site is such a blessing. Keep it up everyone of you. Never lose faith. We are here at this time for a reason, so please continue to learn, share, spread the Word, find souls to hear the message, and build up the body of Christ with love and compassion. Until the end/beginning.

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    1. Such an encouraging word. Thank you thank you... until the end/beginning... so perfectly said!

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    2. J dear friend, AMEN to all what you expressed so much more eloquently than I ever could, you just nailed it how I feel as well... Much love and blessings from my part, I hope to meet y'all soon with the LORD as this earth is not my home any longer... YSIC MARANATHA!

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  4. Great Thanks Brad! This is very important general conclusion of this wonderful year! Be blessed very abundantly! Maranatha!

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  5. Dear Brad, thanks for running this blog! Personally, I think that a 2017-rapture is still very possible. Thinking about it, if this is a Jubilee Year, it probably extends to March in 2018 (till the 17th of March if I remember it right, when the Jewish religious year ends). So, Lord willing we'll be here by the start of next year, that's one of the possibilities, I'm pondering. I believe so that the birth pangs and significant prophetic events will abound even more in the next year.

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    1. I wonder what would happen to many on this blog if Israel fell ? Arthur Bloomfield who wrote on the rapture and revelation 12 back in the 1940 s also wrote on the Rise of the man of Sin and the great apostasy and the fall of Israel taking place prior to the pre tribulational rapture. Daniel 7, Daniel 8, Daniel 11, Daniel 12 Revelation 13, and so many others clearly teach us that the antichrist is known prior to the rapture. The great apostasy also occurs prior to the rapture. In-fact revelation 2-3 details what the great apostasy will look like. Yes believers often do fall into apostasy.

      Revelation 3:12 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

      This is what he says to the Laodicean church. The worst of the seven. In every case where he details the sins of the church he also details what their discipline will entail if they do not repent. Death, Sickness, Spewing out, Removal of the candal stick, Blotted out of the book of life ( an idiom for death), coming like a theif, not knowing the hour and so on.

      Keep in mind that the Lord only disciplines his children. Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. BTW that discipline is always public, and is to be done thru the church. None the less where the church is negligent the Lord steps in and still brings forth the discipline. Look what he says to Thyatira ? Because you have tolerated jezebel. The lord is held it against the church that they tolerated sin in the church. By doing so they facilitated it and will suffer with jezebel because she infected many others in the church.

      The Lord also details the fall of Israel ( prior to the day of the Lord ). See Obadiah 11-the end.

      For me having seen the both the sign of the woman and the dragon, I am now looking for the rise of antichrist, the great apostasy and the fall of Israel. In fact I believe the fall of Israel will reveal antichrist ( Erdogan ? ) and usher in the great apostasy. Many even on this blog will be swept away due to having the wrong paradigm.

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    2. You are very welcome Nora... I feel privileged to do so. Thank you for your many contributions here. If we get through 2017, then 2018 seems to be huge. The 70 year anniversary on May 14th will be super exciting!

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    3. Yes Brad, I think that major prophetic events and changes are inevitable now, especially in the Middle-East!

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  6. Thank you for this site , Brad. When I saw the title I thought, he is going to say good-bye ... I am glad this is here. It is encouraging and instructive. It is an opportunity to learn new things. It helps me continue to Watch! To stay alert. It is great to be with those who are like-minded.

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    1. Amen sister I agree with you 100 percent !

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    2. Thank you for the kind words Cathi. I am hanging on longing for his appearing each and every day. Soon very soon I hope. : )

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  7. Consider this: We haven't missed anything. Our Father showed us a sign by a darkened sun, that crossed this country back last August 21st. He told us that judgement was coming.
    Then we saw the Rev. 12 sign, that told us that the Male Child would be taken out of it, even though the dragon wanted to devour us.
    That judgement has come, and is falling like a hail storm on the evil, corrupt, government that attempted to destroy this nation, and the World. IT'S NOT OVER!! We are smack in the middle of God's plan!
    We all hoped the 23rd would be the Rapture, but it wasn't. It wasn't sin that kept me from knowing exactly what God was doing. It was a wrong assumption. War on Earth is a physical manifestation of what's going on the the spiritual realm. Stop guessing and open your eyes. Ezek. 38 is lining up perfectly.

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  8. As of today Erdogan has diplomatic relations with 9 countries. Iran, Qatar, Sudan, Chad, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan. He uprooted two. Lybia and Iraq. He is in the process of up rooting one more. Syria. All but two were part of the ottoman empire. Iran and Qatar. His federation of nations is The Organization of Islamic Cooperation ( 57 countries ). Only Egypt and Saudi Arabia (The whore of Babylon) oppose him.

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    1. Is that setting up for a war ?

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    2. Erdogan may be some kind of important war monger but not an AC candidate. He's a person much too disagreeable, unlikeable and simply completely embarrassing.

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    3. Erdogan has diplomatic relations with very many countries, much more than 9 indeed. He couldn't upoot Lybia and Iraq, because they are not fully under his control. And with Syria he can't do anything at all, it's under Putin's control. But if so, he "uprooted" also Israel and USA and both not once, and he "uprooted" Russia, then he "planted" it again, and he "uprooted" Germany, Greece and whole EU, and looks now how to make it better, and so on. He isn't charismatic leader of the whole world. As Annabel says, very good. The AC will deceive the world after our departure 1Thes 2:7. Come, the Lord, quickly! Maranatha!

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    4. I agree with Annabel, Erdogan is not a fitting AC candidate imo. AC will be the most popular politican on the world stage ever. (Personally, I don't subscribe to the notion of an* Islamic AC* either.)

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    5. Sorry, I mean there 2Thes 2:7.

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    7. Agree that Erdogan is not the AC, but he is certainly setting the scene for one of his successors who will likely be the AC. Joel Richardsons 'MidEast Beast' is some good background reading on this.

      Alla - There is very good prophetic evidence that Daniel 8 and 11 will come to fruition soon through Iran (the two horned ram) looking to cement its grip on the middle east. It will quickly crush the remaining portions of Syria/Iraq etc, after which Erdogan (the shaggy goat) will then look to topple Iran...well thats one popular teaching from around16 years ago that is coming true in front of our eyes. While Russia and co have their fingers firmly on the ME pulse, make no mistake about the fact that every sunni family that has been forced from their communities in syria/iraq has been replaced by an Iranian shiite family, or a family from hezbollah which has its alliances with Iran.

      Ultimately it will be about an islamic AC from Turkey (gog and magog), and Brad H is right to point out these incredibly significant alliances wrt Erdogan. I pointed out in the previous article the alliance that Erdogan is making with Sudan (cush and co), that you can find on shoebat.com (if you can get past his RCC perspectives mixed in with some very good insights). Whether you are pre-trib, pre-wrath or whatever, we would be mad to ignore Erdogan and his power plays.

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  9. Amen Brad i love every word you said ! I think we should be filled with much joy and happiness as we know we are very close to being with our savior as Scott and others showed that sign in heaven to us on youtube it woke me up and i mean woke me up in a HUGE way ! Our father in heaven Jesus Christ is so amazing i have so many questions , I have been trying to decide what i want to know first when we get there and well honestly I want to meet all the deciples after I meet Jesus I am just so filled with excitement i may have a heart attack lol but i love all my brothers and sisters and im thankful to my heavenly father for waking me up for his sacrifice and ressurection and for bringing me to you guys and galls amen ! Oh did you guys hear they are naming a train station in Jerusalem after Trump the train to deliver people to the 3rd temple when its built (soon) and western wall ! Love all the nuggets we all share !

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    1. I so loved what you said about imagining heaven. I do that with my kids and its so fun. One what's to ride a cheetah...another wants to play with elephants. All of us are so excited to see Jesus. The more we ponder the amazing gifts that are just around the corner, I think the more we can endure the pain and malaise of this present age and keeps the cares of this life in check. : ) A work in progress for me though...

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    2. I’m like a kid myself when I start thinking about what we are going to experience when we get home.
      I can’t wrap my head around the train thing, tho. So many odd occurrences with trains lately and when I saw that about them naming that train station after Trump, I just gotta wonder:-)

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    3. "I’m like a kid myself when I start thinking about what we are going to experience when we get home." Same here! :--) I love to imagine what Heaven will be like while I know that the experience will pale everything we could imagine right now in comparison! One of the things I'd like to do in the future is to explore the creation of God, not only here on the re-newed Earth, but literally everywhere (in other galaxies, etc.)!

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    4. Nora, I really appreciate your thoughtful comments re our sin nature. And I would add that when we do give in to the flesh, especially deliberately, it is not winked at or taken lightly. There are consequences and that’s where the chastisement of our loving Father comes in. While He does not disown us, He certainly does allow us to regret it and experience the fall out. That usually brings about that wonderful GIFT of repentance, which Brad pointed out awhile back. And the longer we resist the Holy Spirit’s conviction to take advantage of that gift, the harsher life will get. So while some may think grace abuse is an option for a child of our Father, it really is not and can even lead to one’s removal from the planet if it is causing Him enough grief. So are we sinners? Yes, we are, but we are sinners who by the grace of our God are undergoing that blessed Sanctification process. I think of kids at bath time. Some love it and jump right in with all the bubbles and bath toys and some fight it tooth and nail and deny the necessity of it. They still end up in the tub, but it’s a lot messier and they’re usually a bit red from a harder scrubbing and tend to get soap in their eyes. In the end, they are all clean:-)
      Blessings Dear Sister!

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    5. I had to laugh ... with the bathtub analogy. So true.

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    6. Sheila, yes, in my experience born again believers are regretting the sins they're (becoming) aware of or commit deliberately, sooner or later. Most often they regret it right on the spot after they've committed it. The Holy Spirit made me sensitive of things which have never occurred to me before I've got saved. Everyone is unique, so the learning process is different in every case. There are earthly consequences of sin, for example when you have a fight with somebody, you're straining the relationship with them. Same goes for lying to someone about something. Guilt comes in and a lot of difficulties and bad consequences follow. The Lord is teaching us through His Word and through His Holy Spirit. As someone said it, the Lord's mercy means that we don't get what we deserve and His grace means that we get what we don't deserve. (For example, when I was in trouble -because of my own fault of course- He didn't sit it out to teach me a lesson. He gave me the help I didn't deserve and turned things for the better, way better than I expected.) He disciplines us every time it's needed though and as the Scripture says, mostly it isn't comfortable (because of the flesh) but the outcome of it far worth it. (I remember so that Scripture mentions that the outcome results in peace and other good fruits.)

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    7. I had to laugh about the bathtub analogy. So true!

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    8. Hi Cathi G. Yeah, I always think of how much we love our kids and try to make things right for them even when they don’t deserve it and often make it more difficult than it should be. Yet our love and desires for them are pitifully pale in comparison to the perfect love and plans our God has for us.

      Nora, I have that sign in my hallway. Another gift from the grandson as if to remind Grandma to think twice when he’s acting up:-)
      “GRACE is when God gives us what we don’t deserve. MERCY is when God doesn’t give us what we do deserve.”

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    9. I find that sentence about His grace and mercy very encouraging and spot on. :--)

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    10. Sheila dear sister in fact GRACE goes unto the "unworthy" and MERCY goes towards the "unable". Thats why you need them both to save a sinner. Much love to you! :)

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    11. So true, Annabel.
      Love and Blessings to you, Sister!

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    12. Sheila, love the bathtub analogy. It reminded me of a an incident in my own childhood and my attempt to deceive my Mother worked just about as well as our attempts to deceive God and tell Him we're all cleaned up.

      I had been in the garden with my Daddy plowing, taking every step he made. I must have been about 4. When I came in I looked as though I had been dragged behind the plow so Mother insisted I get in the bathtub. Resistant as always to any suggestion which took time away from my predetermined plan of enjoyment and time with Daddy, I went into the bathroom, closed the door and stuck my arm over in the tub and splashed and splashed. Shortly thereafter I emerged with one clean arm and the balance remaining as dirty as when I had gone in. Perhaps I thought she wouldn't notice. She did . . . back in I went.

      Often, I think of my journey of sanctification much the same way. I have attempted to convince God that one arm clean is enough . . . and he simply doesn't buy it and back into the tub I go!

      Thanks for the reminder!

      Blessings - Sherry

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    13. I think that the sanctification process is mostly connected to the maturing in the Lord’s knowledge, especially to the learning about His love through personal experience. The sanctification process is also connected (with all the before mentioned involved) to having a deep, personal relationship with the Lord and learning about His awesome character day by day and through the Scriptures. Also, that’s just my own mind but I’ve always imagined the sanctification process as a spiritual process the Lord is doing through His Holy Spirit within us (also connected to all the previously mentioned things.) While discipline helps us maturing too, I see it less connected to the whole sanctification process (while I’m not saying that the two aren’t connected at all). The kind of discipline which is simply teaching through His Word while the Holy Spirit is helping our understanding and explaining things to us is perhaps more related. (That's my current understanding, but I continue to prayerfully pondering on it.)

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    14. Sherry, good story! Reminded me when as little kids, we had
      snuck off to a forbidden tar pit where we liked to float around on these old 55 Gal. drums. (The Lord was surely watching over us fools then). We normally took our shoes off but one time we didn’t and our mother nailed us for it. We stood there trying to straight-face deny it with our shoes coated in the black goo. Last time we ever did that:-D

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    15. Sheila I think we were very similar children . . . bless our dear parents.

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  10. Thank you so much for this amazing work you've already done. I'm sure God uses you!
    I come to here very often since this september just to have the update/info on what's going on... :) My whole family (who doesn't speak english) keep asking me to share the news almost everyday... Your blog helps a lot! ;)

    God bless you and your family, keep up the good work!
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  11. “…there are so many more who read the articles and your words and ponders them in their hearts day after day.” This describes me for sure, I visit the site everyday and feel very blessed by reading and contemplating the articles and the comments from this fellowship group! The Great Sign was a big wake up call for me and I am encouraged. The fruit present in my life since the sign and because of his grace has been daily prayer, praise and daily reading/study of the word, which was not the case before. Thank you Brad and everyone. Blessings to all.
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  12. Thank you Brad and everyone for spiritual encouragement and reminding us rhar God s words is faithful and true.

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  13. Dear Brad & FAMILY did you notice that Adam (Parable of the Vineyard YTC) has put up another Livestream video with Scott, Rob, Zeus (Paul), Alan and Chris Maskey yesterday evening? Just FYI, I haven't yet had time to watch 2 hrs through... Blessings! :)

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  14. Very good Brad, thank you for your labor of love. Rev12 1-2 is complete, we are now watching for the rest of the verses to be fulfilled. Lets keep watching!

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  15. Hi all, I've found some interesting, but can't quite understand it's prophetic meaning. The Times of Israel "Report: US, Israel sign secret pact to tackle Iran nuclear and missile threat"
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-us-israel-sign-secret-pact-to-tackle-iran-nuclear-and-missile-threat/
    And Daniel Matson works now on a new article "Tu B’Shevat 2018". The charts are now there, very interesting! Much Blessings to all! Maranatha!

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    1. Alla - I don't believe the act itself is significant per se, however the fact that Iran is (like Turkey) an incredibly important player in biblical end-times prophecy should have us realising that Iran will continue to play a *central* role as the end draws near. I have noted a few times on these forums that Iran is an important piece of the *Daniel* puzzle, so I won't re-hash that here. However it is essential to understand that Iran (in the shiite 'faith') believes that the return of the 12th Imam (the islamic 'messiah'...the Mahdi), believed by Iran to come and rule the earth for 7 years (where have we heard that before), will only come about when Shia has spread its influence in the world through the utilisation of islamic chaos (I cannot recall the term they use for it), which will be a lead-in for their push to continue to push for war in the middle east, including taking out mecca.

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    2. forgot to mention as well that the timesofisrael article on the drought in Israel is interesting...essentially that the leadership is 'turning to prayer' to help the drought. Of course this is another poor attempt by Israel to poke God in the eye by ignoring his Messiah and not having genuinely repentant hearts. Of interest however, is that in the OT, God tended to use droughts etc as a way to get Israel to return to their God, after which Israels enemies would be utilised as 'last resort'. I find it really interesting/disturbing/concerning that Israel is coming into its 5th year of drought, just as we find ourselves with the UN continuing to come against Israel (Zechariah 12 beginnings). Its almost again as if God is saying "I have been trying to warn you with the drought, but since you are not listening, I will bring your enemies closer and closer to your borders"...the incredibly sad thing about all of this, is we know that Israel will continue to have a hardened heart towards Jesus, until that day amongst tremendous persecution by the AC that the remnant will finally turn to Christ. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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    3. Thank you Ryan, it's very interesting review. I read continually your comments, thank you for sharing! About Trump and Netanyahu plan "to block Iran’s path to nuclear weapons" I think simply about the Lord's promise in Genesis 12:3 (KJV). And the "apple of his eye", I think, are plans of enemies to destroy Israel, that is to oppose the Lord's plan to restore Israel in the end times. Zech 2:7-9
      The issue about AC I need now to study, I've read books and articles about, but with these fall signs I feel the need to make a new research. I don't think that some Mahdi (12th Imam) will rign at all, or some Muslim leader (this shows also Dan 11:37) because Islam will be defeated by the Lord in the coming war with Israel. This will be religious war, like all wars (in my opinion - Rev 18:24).
      And about your wonderful conclusion "the remnant will finally turn to Christ. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem" - Amen!!! Very much blessings!

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    4. Alla, you are right the 12th Imam will not reign, but to Ryan's point Iran believes he will. Therefore, they are "hellhound" to make this happen in order to have their Mahdi arrive. They must create chaos and destroy other faiths or their own end-time scenario decreed in writing by Satan himself to their prophet Muhammad will not occur. It is the thing many Christians are completely unaware of - either sect of the Muslims require the "cleaning of the earth from infidels" (that's you and I) or they cannot have their glorious end time scenario. That is why peace with Islam is impossible - it is in opposition to their own faith and their own prophecies.

      You would think people of logic and reason would read what Islam commands its followers and what their end time prophecies say and simply recognize peace is impossible. I suppose the problem is that Liberals, at least in the US, have ceased to operate in logic and reason. I believe God has already darkened their minds so they will get what they deserve in their refusal to follow His guidance and His instructions.

      Blessings - Sherry

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    5. Yes, Sherry, and Ryan, this is all right, I agree. But I want from all this to draw up a logical outline of what is happening this month. Therefore I said above that I can't quite understand it's prophetic meaning of this plan of Trump and Netanyahu. It's also true. For example two points are clear – "Peace and Safety" and "A Burdensome Stone". Trump proclaimed peace and security by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Then, for the same purpose, the Muslims gathered, and then UN. For peace and security it was decided to divide Israel. I try to put in the same logic the plan of Trump and Netanyahu.
      And to the point of the Burdensome Stone it's interesting, Syrian forces with Iran militia draw near to Israel's border. Putin announces the withdrawal of troops and forms military bases in Syria. The Palestinians are called to Day of Rage. Abbas isn't welcome by US and welcome by others. Sorry for this confusing explanation. And we are waiting and watching! The Lord is near!

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    6. Alla, now add to your spreadsheet the riots in the streets in Iran in opposition to the government. If Hal Turner can be believed, the Iranian army has been called on alert - to A) Quell the rioting or B) Strike Whatever? This is wrapping up to be a really strange and bizarre ending to 2017 - maybe it will still be our exit.

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    7. yes interesting point Sherry. People have also been blogging on why hezbollah continues to fire rockets...some think its simply due to Trumps Jerusalem declaration, some think that Iran is simply trying to divert attention away from its own internal strife...and others think its taking peoples attention away from other devious workings from Iran. I am thoroughly interested however in the internal power struggles between the supreme leader and his cohorts and the revolutionary guard. al-monitor.com and haaretz.com always has interesting islamic insight into what is going on.

      Alla - you raise an interesting point on the dichotomy of 'peace and safety' from the pro/anti israel perspective. There is bound to be some prophetic significance, however I am not that clued up to recognise it. I am interested to note that when the ram of Daniel 8 (likely Iran) charges to the west and north and south, the Bible clearly states that 'no animal could stand against it and none could rescue from its power', meaning that as it takes out parts of Turkey (or more South), Iraq/syria and Saudi Arabia, The US and Israel either don't try to stop it, or simply can't (raptured Americans or America at war with another country...North Korea etc or more possible due to the fact that Iran is already well spread out through the ME). However Im with Sherry in that it would be nice to have our exit in the next few days. A good friend died today so has beat us all to Jesus regardless. when she was particularly sick over the last few weeks, she looked over to see an angel sitting in her chair holding a dress. What is that she asked. The angel told her it was her wedding dress that she would be wearing soon. Amazing and so uplifting for what we will encounter soon.

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    8. Ryan,

      Your friend and the angel... what a wonderful and encouraging testimony!!!

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    9. Ryan, thank you for sharing that about your precious friend.
      Strong faith and good courage to us all as we look to that reunion.
      If you haven’t looked, Debkafile News @ debkafile.com has some interesting takes on the what and whys of movements in the ME.
      Blessings, Brother.

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  16. "Are you discouraged and encouraged.?" That says a whole lot. I think the answer, "Yes", does too. Wow, I think the vibrant debate here as we honestly wrestle with the Holy Things of the Kingdom does honor to our Lord and also speaks to the moments at hand, amen?

    As for the sin issue, I think it quickly got lost in focus as being not the concern as a salvation matter but rather as something which creates interference when discerning Spiritual Truth. While our living out our Salvation and the process of Sanctification can be a messy affair, I push all my chips to the foot of the cross and all my bets ride there, so be it. However, a messy tuning fork cannot resonate with any frequency well, and, our sin, personal and collective, will also hinder the resonance. Does this contribute to our feeling of THIS moment of being adrift in the face of such overwhelming and clear signs? THAT was, I believe, the main point and one clearly worthy of review.

    Stepping away from that a moment I again defer to the Sovereignty of Abba. Even that which we struggle with has been accounted for within the choreography and the repetition of certain themes and pictures in Scripture, alone as one example, is likely one such tool the Spirit uses to help get through to us and guide us through that KNOWN interference. My spirit continues to be unsettled and drawn to the exhortation to 'watch', as well as all the many things which we do as part of that which are not specifically called out to be done. Knowing our present state, knowing our eagerness, knowing our wonderment, knowing our hindrances, knowing The Plan, He says to Watch. Very clearly, several times, and not much else. Why? I sense that in what is NOT being said around this moment are many clues. Maranatha!

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    1. Amen! But let me doubt your words "My spirit continues to be unsettled", because everything you wrote below, suggests otherwise. Be blessed very abundantly! Maranatha!

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    2. Jimboni, your post kept me up pretty late last night. Be blessed, Brother:-)

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    3. Jimboni, one more stick on the thought pile you proposed. Speaking from my own experience certainly, I believe the BEMA will be the final clarification of the things done "in the flesh". The wood, hay and stubble are those things we do which we have decided in our own wisdom are important and necessary for the Lord. Despite how seemingly "good" these things are, they are not what we are called to do. In order to accomplish the, we've left undone our own instruction and our own mission for which we were designed, called and perfectly suited. Are we being punished for doing good things? No, BEMA isn't a punishment - it's a judgement of the things done during our life which are worthy for reward . . . or not! The sin issue is dealt with at the Cross and the debt fully paid. This is about a much more fine-line distinction - rebellion. I know that sounds harsh, but if we cannot name it we cannot change it. How often do we argue with God when he instructs us to do something, to say something or to change something. Perhaps we're not conscious of it, but the western mind has become so accustomed to "thinking things through", 'taking the wisest course", "planning a strategy" and "accomplishing a task" we lose our focus on what we were instructed to do by the still small voice and come up with our own "better plan" - not! I anticipate there will be some very stunned folks on judgement day when all their beautiful, good works get burned up for that is what will happen if they were not God Works, but our own. Thank you for that mental housecleaning Jimboni - as always you make me think.

      Blessings - Sherry

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    4. Sherry, I 100% agree, it’s all about hearing His voice, and doing what He asks of Us, not what we want or think, very well said, It’s a lifelong process to train our flesh to listen to The voice of The Ruach ha Qodesh, waiting on that! Shalom!

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  17. This time of year is always bittersweet to me, and I assume it's the same for all of us who actively watch for the Lord's return. This year seems different. I am having a much harder time coming to grips with the fact we are still here. I guess perplexed is a good term. I know the Great Sign is true, I know our King is coming, I know we are at the door. I know that every day He waits more are being saved, which is good consolation. But still...I struggle with disappointment beyond measure as I find myself at the end of this particular year. We are SO CLOSE to going home! World events are practically screaming it is time. Temptations are fierce right now. I'm just tired and ready to be done with this place. Reminds me alot of the end of pregnancy/labor. I used to wake up each day and think, is this baby EVER going to be born? But the Lord encourages me with this verse:

    For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)

    We are currently in the night, but His arrival is the morning! He IS our rejoicing and our hope realized.

    Maranatha!

    Here's hoping we will be home for the new year, and if not, may God's blessing and favor rest on each and every one of us for whatever time we have left. Love and blessings :)


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      for your encouraging words as we enter this final Sabbath of 2017 with expectant hearts. Blessings, Sister!

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  18. Note: Philadelphia (the fav church in Revelation) plays Phoenix (the Phoenix rises) on Sunday, Dec 31 and is the last NBA game of 2017.

    Philadelphia OUT and Phoenix IN on the 31st ???

    This is DailyCrow territory, but...

    I need to comment on my prophetic reawakening in 2017, specifically, finding Rev12:1-2 wonder and you all here, and there (YT). What a ride this has been and what a ride we have ahead of us.

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    1. Hi Charlie. If you haven’t, check out Many Fish on YT. He has an eye for connecting some dots like Daily Crow. He’s got a couple from the last few days on this underground synagogue beneath the Temple Mount somewhere near the Holy of Holies. I didn’t know such a thing existed, but he’s got an interesting take on it.
      Blessings, Brother:-)

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    2. I've seen photos of it and its really quite beautiful - hewn out of stone. Excited to check out what Many Fish has to say. He does good work. Thanks

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  19. Jesus Saved You out of Grace - Not Because of what you do - video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeIdjdbXjIA

    (Brother Barry posted this vid yesterday.)

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    1. An excerpt from http://www.raptureready.com/2017/12/29/ladder-despair-grant-phillips/ "We are all born into sin, far away from God, deep in the miry pit of death and destruction. Most try their own methods to crawl out, grabbing an imaginary ladder of works we think will save us and draw us closer to God. To the contrary, we just fall deeper in the pit.

      Only the hand of Christ Jesus, reaching out from Heaven, can pull us to safety in the security of His own power. However, even as His own children, who have placed their hand in His, we still often think our works should count for something. They don’t. He saved us from the pit through His power and we can only grow by His power.

      We are like most earthly children crying out, “My way, my way!” The core reason so many churches are powerless today and so many Christians are spiritually ignorant is because we fail to listen to God. We think we know it all. Sounds just like earthly children doesn’t it?

      Until Christians truly get in the Word of God and start living it, we will continue to replicate the Laodicean church of Revelation chapter three. We had to let go of the ladder for Jesus to save us. We must do the same to grow in Him. The works of God should be seen in every Christian, but for any Christian to think they need to produce their own works to keep their salvation is against everything the Bible teaches.

      I never cease to be amazed at some of the nonsense I read and hear from professing Christians. It is so obvious they are still reaching out for the ladder. They are listening to the “old man” instead of the “new man.” Paul spoke of this in Romans chapter seven. He also pointed out our victory in Romans chapter eight, but if we don’t become genuine students of the Bible, closely listening to our Teacher the Holy Spirit, we will continue to flounder about, reaching for the ladder.

      Many of the unsaved wrestle with their sins and works, hoping one will offset the other (works to offset sins), but it will never happen. Their own humanly inspired works will do no more for them than they did in getting us out of the miry pit. We were saved by His grace and we will never grow as His child without His grace. It must always be His works and our faith.

      The Bible says, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)

      Then it says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

      ONE FINAL WORD ABOUT WORKS:

      To be saved, God requires faith plus nothing. Only the grace of God can save us. God uses our faith in His Son to save us by His grace, apart from any works except His own. If anyone thinks they are saved by faith plus works, they are not saved. They are not a true Christian, a true child of God. They remain a child of the devil. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

      Every true child of God should walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16) so they will produce works that result in the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-26). We were saved by faith, not works, but after we are saved we produce works because (1) the Spirit works through us and because (2) we wish to please our Lord and obey Him.

      For the unbeliever, it must be faith without works to be saved. For the believer, faith without works is dead. (James 2:20).
      http://www.raptureready.com/2017/12/29/ladder-despair-grant-phillips/

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  20. "Since Paul clearly taught that our salvation is guaranteed from the moment we believe, we also have to understand that all his teaching on proper Christian living was to help us stay in fellowship with God and was not meant to imply that keeping our salvation requires that we maintain a certain standard of behavior." -- Jack Kelley

    Excerpt from Union & Fellowship:
    https://gracethrufaith.com/topical-studies/forgiveness/union-and-fellowship-expanded/

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  21. Answering the question of where is the great red dragon. https://youtu.be/Wjz_7I_PQjM
    https://youtu.be/qG3z5k--AVA
    https://youtu.be/AXUYnZwQ98M
    https://youtu.be/optEWIWaUa0
    https://youtu.be/T2kOUfGOqUE
    https://youtu.be/OZAk2Mnx3MU
    https://youtu.be/_-4BwOFnWf8
    https://youtu.be/xg_tPzEflb8
    https://youtu.be/oOZJPcHkUnw
    https://youtu.be/lysUFmvZitg
    https://youtu.be/pahwUoWskuQ
    https://youtu.be/U5-Z7ZWQrew
    https://youtu.be/SF6KNIa7QGQ

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  22. Still believing for my Exit 17 Sign.

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    1. I'm with you Carol. I'm believing for 2017 until its 2018!

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    2. Absolutely Amen to that! Minute by minute now. Love and Maranatha!

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    3. Amen! It's interesting for me here, all are agree today on 2017, and I also think this continually from yesterday night! To me this joint thought is significant in itself! 1Cor 2:9-12

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  23. Dear FAMILY in Christ, this weekend might be a special one... rapture tension rises every second :) I'm with all here promoting our departure in 2017 *as long as* it won't be '18 yet LOL!

    As a pastime for this weekend I'd like to point your attention to another of Pauls videos on REVELATIONCHAPTER12 "The Epiphany Conjunction" he's done a very good research on some Israel / UN / EU developments lately, watch it please!

    As well for all our Israel friends out there (Alla dear sister, might be of interest for you also) I came across a very good documentary video by Steven Anderson (Baptist preacher from AZ) entitled MARCHING TO ZION (2015) which critizises the 'Pro-Israel hype' among Christianity (esp. American Evangelicals) for very good biblical reasons. Much of what you have discussed above could be clarified if you have watched this movie (app. 2 hours). You might get a better understanding of the biblical perspective even if I dont agree with everything of the video (esp. when it comes to fulfilled prophecy by men or by God - I think this is always to be seen according to Proverbs 21:1 and 16:33 so there is no human plan without being woven into Gods). I can highly recommend to watch it! Steven Anderson seems to be a pastor with a very sober perspective and good biblical knowledge. You might have to correct some of your views onto the current Pro-Israel situation but you will find out what the bible says about it and how modern times Judaism has developed into a complete aberration of the Torah. So there's in fact no reason for Christians to support ANY of this today. Please watch it to the end to get the full understanding of arguments. If not you might stop listening before you got the point Proverbs 18:13 Enjoy and learn! Much love and blessings to you all :)

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    1. The Lord bless Brother Paul, he really made a very detailed, informative and interesting video! I especially found interesting the Strong's meaning for 2017 and 2018.

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    2. Yes, I am so thankful for these Watchmen who keep plowing ahead. Their input is so helpful and encouraging to keep me looking up:-)

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    3. Oh, Annabel, I would surely stay very, very far away from Steve Anderson. I listened to one video of his and thought he was okay and the next one he went into absolute anti-semitic rants. He claims the Holocaust did not happen and those who remain today who claim to have been in the holocaust are paid liars. He has been called out by many, many American pastors for his unbiblical teachings, one of which is about the Rapture itself.

      I understand there is Zionism and secular Jews who are not of God. But, he takes the position the nation of Israel and its rebirth is not of God. Scripture clearly says Israel will be brought back to the land in apostasy and then come to God. To assume we know better than God who is elect and who is not is presumption of the highest order. I would not listen to 2 words this man has to say at all.

      Blessings - Sherry

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    4. I have read this morning where anti-semitism is roaring in Germany and the Jews there are crying out for police protection in public places and then in France where they have established a Tax Audit office specifically for targeting French Jews which is the first of it’s kind. I believe these persecutions are meant to drive them back into the Land.
      I can only go by what The LORD said to Abraham concerning Israel in Gen. 12:3 .
      They are His to sort out and I will always pray for His perfect will for them in that regard. It is through their blindness that we have vision.
      Rom. 11 . What an eternity it is going to be when the entire family of our LORD is united before Him.
      Maranatha!

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    5. I’ve been aware of modern day Judaism a long while, not a surprise to me that it’s not purely “biblical” anymore, it’s a *religion*. Learning about it hasn’t changed my pro-Israel stance. I’m not pro-Israel because I’m in agreement with everything the modern state of Israel or their government does (though I like Prime Minister Netanyahu :-), I’m pro-Israel because I know that our Creator’s heart is for them. As Sheila mentioned, He has never given up on them. We know that He has big plans for them. They are partially blinded to the Truth but after the rapture things will change dramatically. The Lord will build “David’s fallen tent” up again, as He promised and Israel will be the future leading nation of the world, with Jerusalem as the world’s main capital, with God dwelling among them.

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    6. One thing I forgot. The existence of the modern state of Israel is one of the biggest proofs in this current, godless, dark world that the God of the Bible is not only alive and well (despite what the Enlightenment-movement touted and spread through the World) but He is true to His promises, to all of them! He is trustworthy when it comes to Israel, so the Church can rest in the fact that He is true to the promises He has given us too. Learning about Israel in prophecy was a big faith builder to me.

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    7. Sherry TY for the 'holocaust denial' information about Anderson as I only watched this 1 video and didn't know that he's so extreme indeed. Will check that out, thanks again. In my country holocaust denial is a crime which is sentence with many years of jail. As a German I have to KNOW the crimes my fathers committed. I didnt want to upset or mislead anyone here by giving this link (the video is yet worth discussion). Thank you again, I will check out this preacher later. Much blessings to you all! That's how it should be "exhort one another", love you dearly XOXO :)

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    8. Sherry it's me again. So I looked up for approval of what you said but couldn't find anything wrong about Andersons video on Holocaust questions (click!) which is from his point of view and research none other than the result of a sober 9/11 research. He's not denying the crime on Jews in WW2 he's just questioning the official version for good reasons. I know from a political correct standpoint anyone asking questions about WW2 will be called names or expelled from any conversation thats why so few date to do this. I find his research myself interesting to dig into as a German. Let's not forget the US government knew long ago what was happening in Germany but they would only intervene so late when they were certain to profit from it and come in as heroes. That's all NWO game planned long term! (Anyway, will check out Andersons teachings some more, I promise.) Blessings, Dear :-)

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    9. Annabel, you are certainly right about the US guilt in WWII.
      They knew exactly what was happening and did nothing to help until it Way too late. Talk about denial. And the anti-semitism is on the rise all over this country as well, particularly among the younger history ignorant crowd. From what I was reading, the problem in Germany is from the huge immigrant influx of Islam. I can’t remember who the official was but he was saying it was sheer madness to allow in an enemy en masse of the Jewish population they are sworn to protect. So it is a rock and a hard place. A burdensome stone I guess. What France is doing is another story and that is raising some eyebrows. All in all, though, the LORD’s purpose for them will be achieved. I just pray for the day of true peace in Jerusalem
      At the feet of the Prince of Peace.
      Much love to you and blessings, Sister!

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    10. Dear Sheila from a strategic point of view I would have myself waited to intervene until the enemy gets so much weakened that it might be easier to win a war (and not just one battle)... I don't blame the ruthless (i.e. without the RUACH Holy Spirit which is the etymology of this word) being ruthless, they cannot act different! As Christians we don't fight against flesh and blood and we are the ONLY ones able to discern 1 Corinthians 2:15 . But we should then also be able to consider the facts and correct our own world view according to the truth we find out. Anderson might cause controversy with some of his utterings but that's what makes him in fact interesting as a Christian (and I didn't yet hear him preach a false gospel so far). Shouldn't we be *different* from the world? Romans 12:2 So in fact what the world calls 'anti-semitic' about him is only the word of God consequently applied: because if you "pray for the peace of Israel" as a Christian (who is not OT king David Israelite praying here) TODAY you in fact are praying for to get them all go into tribulation and/or hell because this way no one gets saved eternally. If you pray for spiritual salvation of your family members, of Buddhists and Muslims etc before the rapture you should as Christian as well pray for the Jews to come to Christ - but obviously the prayer is weak in the church here. Instead everybody is praying "Pro-Israel" on a political basis. (this is @Nora to think about too) There is certainly a logical fallacy with spiritual consequences. As far as rising anti-semitism in diverse nations is concerned, I always think of Jeremiah 16:16 final fulfillment in our days, first the 'fisher-men' (apostles) and then the 'hunts-men' (zionists) who will even hunt the Jewish elite out of their bunkers during tribulation period. The Muslim immigration is only part of the whole to gather the Israelites as God has promised by using the evil plans of the devil (and his children, Jews included = John 8:44!). But in fact this is nothing a Christian should pray for as we are called to gather as many souls as possible 'spiritually' by preaching the gospel and in fact NOTHING ELSE. What God orchestrates in the physical realm is to turn evil of man (especially the freemason zionist NWO) into good for His plan to be fulfilled. We can observe it but if you truly love the Jews you will not pray for their "peace on earth" because this means to let them go into the biggest destruction the world has ever seen (and into hell right afterwards). You know what I mean? This is truly a dilemma as we all want to leave now too but as a "faithful Christian" you ought not to think in such a selfish way (I'm guilt of that too I know) but rather in the attitude of Paul Romans 9:3 even if you're not from their genealogy. You want to win them for Christ first, not for their temple to build or their land etc. But you see what this "love for Israel" may cause if you FRATERNIZE with them instead to EVANGELIZE them? Legalist Judaism creeps into the church again like never before by the "Hebrew roots movement". We must stay sober and balanced here too. Much love, have a wonderful last day of 2017! :)

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    11. Annabel,

      Please check my previous comment on explaining what I mean by being pro-Israel. My point was exactly that it's not on political basis. (In my case it's nothing to do with Israeli politics.) Also,

      "because if you "pray for the peace of Israel" as a Christian (who is not OT king David Israelite praying here) TODAY you in fact are praying for to get them all go into tribulation and/or hell because this way no one gets saved eternally."

      The Biblical admonition is of *praying for the peace of Jerusalem* and I believe so that when we do that we are praying for the Lord's restoration and for the peace He Himself will bring returning to this Earth.

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    12. p.s.: I’m not saying that political Zionism is all right but I’d be careful not to equal Freemasonry&Co. (New World Order builders) with Zionists. The roots of freemasonry for ex. reach back into Anglican England.

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    13. Dear Nora, I hear you but in fact you cannot separate one from another... The Synagoge of Satan 1873-1919 This is documented HISTORY not a myth. Blessings, Dear! :)

      @Sherry - I checked Steven Anderson again and find him to preach a biblical sound but rather traditional 'Baptist' gospel so IMO he's no false teacher EXCEPT that he doesn't seem to believe in a pre-trib rapture because he didn't get the "layer reading" of Revelation right. He thinks it to be read strictly chronological and believes rather some pre-wrath departure for unknown reason. As this is no real salvation issue and only due to restricted personal insight it might be neglected but should after all be rebuked in the context of 2 Thessalonians 2:1-7 (rapture first, then AC revealed etc). In the body of Christ there's not one person having all the knowledge so if he generally proclaims a sound gospel I cannot judge him like you do. 1 Thessalonians 5:21

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    14. Please do not let me start on the notion of "evil Jews are controlling the world"! It is anti-semitism at its finest, and far from being a fact!

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    15. The Rothschilds are only one of the many influental families of the world. There are powerful and influental families of the elite in every nations worldwide. There are a lot of not benevolent businessmen of various origins, be it French, Russian, English, Chinese, etc. There are Jewish ones among them but they are all together in the globalist elits with all the other nationalities.

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    16. Don't take this personally though, my thoughts and opinion are focused on and directed to the stuff you linked.

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    17. Nora, how could a true child of God EVER take sth personally... as I am crucified with Christ long ago. Blessings, Dear! :)

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  24. Re: 2017

    From March this year until today, I, like many many others, had a re-ignition of sorts. While saved by the blood and walking by faith, my prophetic "ears" were turned off or in the least, turned down to a low volume. I consider myself a student of eschetology and have knowledge of the main Biblical prophetic events (i.e., Ezekiel 38-39, NWO, AC, AoD, Mark of Beast etc...) and knew the Fall Feasts are symbolic of things to come, yet I was just going through the days...UNTIL...

    A night time walk and stopping to "look up" into the sky to see "Jupiter" hanging there. I know the constellations fairly well, but I was curious to know what the large, bright luminary was in the night sky. So I went to Astronomy.com and other scientific sources to find Jupiter would be the prominent luminary in the sky from March until early September (where Venus again would take over as the morning star).

    I knew about the Bethlehem "Star" being a luminary conjunction from Larsen's documentary (more importantly of what the celestial signs signaled --> the Magi knew something GRAND happened (King Star + King Luminary + Lion/King Constellation + luminary alignment and they left to be part of the GRAND event and also the "star" leading them to Bethlehem), so this really ignited the spark.

    From a little more "scientific" research, I stumbled into the sign/wonder of Rev12 (on YT of course, then finally finding this blog and others of the like). From all these rabbit holes, I (or the Spirit really) prompted me to launch a small group/ study at my church: Signs & Wonders in the Heavens Above. This lead me to the Blood Moons (while seeing the book on the shelves), Mazzaroth, Moedim, Joshua's Long Day, Bethlehem Star, Rev 12 Sign, Rev 15 sign, Aliens (the deception of rather and/or their demonic place).

    It was all new information to me and I was struggling to capture it all, organize into the proper sequence, and present it to people who nothing of God's Heavenly wonders, but were curious nonetheless. Had a group of 8 at the start, but by the last meeting, it was me---myself & I. If you want to count my wife and kids who were dragged along, there were 4, but even by the end of the group, I went and sat alone.

    Of course I was seen as a radical loon trying to predict or force my/others' theories into the near end of the Age (perhaps 9/23, right on FoTrumpets). Meanwhile, during the 3 months of the group, more and more information came in, new revelations were given (via spirit), new discoveries (by you all).

    Now here we are, the day before the LAST DAY of 2017, the most prophetic (Gregorian) year EVER. I know man's 6,000 years are over and Daniel's 70th week is on the near horizon.

    [BTW, check out Steve Fletcher's new vid --> 12/31/17 (and 2017) being a perfect "10." He also studies/ discusses the "Midnight Hour"..more than Matt 25].

    Given the state of Jerusalem
    +
    The many dreams and visions of incoming asteriod(s) + mega earthquakes + tsunamis by adults and children alike...
    +
    The 1/6 conjunction of Mars/Venus = War
    +
    BHO comments with Pr Harry (both are ac candidates, INHO, don't forget young Sebastian in Austria and his efforts to create a new UN away from the current/archaic UN)
    +
    AI (Sophia, the wise robot) and Bitcoin and RFID chip and the rise of the machines (BTW, they are way further along than we want to believe, DARPA and the world's militaries are far more advanced)
    +
    NYE being a time when people are looking up at the fireworks, the illuminati Times Square Ball. What a great time for the 1) Harpazo then 2) Great Deception (Aliens coming down, great signs in the sky above). Many people will be wowed, while others will certainly be in fear, and everyone in between.

    I think it is a prime day to usher in/ begin a literal hell on earth. Astronomical events + earthquakes oh my.

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  26. Re: 2017

    From March this year until today, I, like many many others, had a re-ignition of sorts. While saved by the blood and walking by faith, my prophetic "ears" were turned off or in the least, turned down to a low volume. I consider myself a student of eschetology and have knowledge of the main Biblical prophetic events (i.e., Ezekiel 38-39, NWO, AC, AoD, Mark of Beast etc...) and knew the Fall Feasts are symbolic of things to come, yet I was just going through the days...UNTIL...

    A night time walk and stopping to "look up" into the sky to see "Jupiter" hanging there. I know the constellations fairly well, but I was curious to know what the large, bright luminary was in the night sky. So I went to Astronomy.com and other scientific sources to find Jupiter would be the prominent luminary in the sky from March until early September (where Venus again would take over as the morning star).

    I knew about the Bethlehem "Star" being a luminary conjunction from Larsen's documentary (more importantly of what the celestial signs signaled --> the Magi knew something GRAND happened (King Star + King Luminary + Lion/King Constellation + luminary alignment and they left to be part of the GRAND event and also the "star" leading them to Bethlehem), so this really ignited the spark.

    From a little more "scientific" research, I stumbled into the sign/wonder of Rev12 (on YT of course, then finally finding this blog and others of the like). From all these rabbit holes, I (or the Spirit really) prompted me to launch a small group/ study at my church: Signs & Wonders in the Heavens Above. This lead me to the Blood Moons (while seeing the book on the shelves), Mazzaroth, Moedim, Joshua's Long Day, Bethlehem Star, Rev 12 Sign, Rev 15 sign, Aliens (the deception of rather and/or their demonic place).

    It was all new information to me and I was struggling to capture it all, organize into the proper sequence, and present it to people who nothing of God's Heavenly wonders, but were curious nonetheless. Had a group of 8 at the start, but by the last meeting, it was me---myself & I. If you want to count my wife and kids who were dragged along, there were 4, but even by the end of the group, I went and sat alone.

    Of course I was seen as a radical loon trying to predict or force my/others' theories into the near end of the Age (perhaps 9/23, right on FoTrumpets). Meanwhile, during the 3 months of the group, more and more information came in, new revelations were given (via spirit), new discoveries (by you all).

    Now here we are, the day before the LAST DAY of 2017, the most prophetic (Gregorian) year EVER. I know man's 6,000 years are over and Daniel's 70th week is on the near horizon.

    [BTW, check out Steve Fletcher's new vid --> 12/31/17 (and 2017) being a perfect "10." He also studies/ discusses the "Midnight Hour"..more than Matt 25].

    Given the state of Jerusalem
    +
    The many dreams and visions of incoming asteriod(s) + mega earthquakes + tsunamis by adults and children alike...
    +
    The 1/6 conjunction of Mars/Venus = War
    +
    BHO comments with Pr Harry (both are ac candidates, INHO, don't forget young Sebastian in Austria and his efforts to create a new UN away from the current/archaic UN)
    +
    AI (Sophia, the wise robot) and Bitcoin and RFID chip and the rise of the machines (BTW, they are way further along than we want to believe, DARPA and the world's militaries are far more advanced)
    +
    NYE being a time when people are looking up at the fireworks, the illuminati Times Square Ball. What a great time for the 1) Harpazo then 2) Great Deception (Aliens coming down, great signs in the sky above). Many people will be wowed, while others will certainly be in fear, and everyone in between.

    I think it is a prime day to usher in/ begin a literal hell on earth. Astronomical events + earthquakes oh my.

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  27. I know the Blood Moons + Bethlehem Star Re-Appearances + (the backwards moving) Total Eclipse (with all the numerology coincidences with it) + Rev 12 Sign/Wonder + Super Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse (1/1/18) are point to something....BIG

    So the Lord's fall feasts are past, several other heavenly signs are past too (11/13), but they ALL have served as signals. Tomorrow is 100 days from Rev12.

    Thank you all for the Bible digging; for the spirit-led downloads, for sharing and leading the revival of His Body through faithful watching (Ezek 33). We were called/gifted to be Watchmen. To sound the alarm, announce His soon return (appearing in the clouds above) and to help awaken the sleeping bridesmaids from their deep slumber of this (fallen) world.

    Thank you all, see you soon. Get out and share the Good News with the "time" we have left. We cannot hide it as dark days are coming. We do our best, God will do the rest.

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    1. Charlie dear brother, you know what 100 days are: 2,400 hours or 144,000 (!!) minutes... I'm pretty excited, really. Ooohh... LOL!

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  28. Last little add,

    18 is mathematically (6 + 6 + 6), so we may be, just maybe out of here prior to the Beast.

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    1. Charlie,

      Just a bit of correction: the Super Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse will be on the 31st of January (not on the 1th of January).

      I'm hoping with you in our soon departure!

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    2. Hey Charlie. I know that feeling of me, myself and I:-)
      I thank God for the family of watchers here. I’d feel a lot more in the dark without this fellowship.
      I was closing in prayer earlier today and the sudden vivid thought of a fox and foxholes popped up. Don’t know why but if it rings a bell on anyone else’s spiritual antennas, I would be interested.
      I know it’s weird but so is everything else now. Love and Blessings to all.

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    3. Hi dear Charlie, very much thanks for all your thoughts and outlines! I'm also now only with myself, but there was a little group, and three men with me - my husband, my father and my son, and they are waiting for info from me, and don't study themselves at all. I read your posts very attentively, they are wonderful, and your Hanukkah teaching I've translated for my family and two sisters fellow-believers, they are with me per skype, and also waiting for info. I've watched the video of Steve Fletcher, it's very interesting, my question here about the Book of Yasher, I'm not sure if I can rely on it. Be blessed Charlie with all your family, and all this family, on this site! I'm waiting for the Lord every moment now! Maranatha!

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    4. Hi Sheila B. - My first thought was of course about no atheists in fox holes during war. Then, I went ahead and looked this up and read about a Syrian fox that was silent and ate up vineyards in Palestine. Also, a sermon that used the analogy of fear. Fear being used by God to bring a person to complete faith and trust in Him. No matter what 'foxhole' you may be in - a fear that will lead you to God's control over your life. The goal is to see our life dependent on him. Our breath is from him. The fear is of Him, not man. The foxhole shines a light on us ... our motives etc which lead us to salvation only in Christ. A trust and faith in Him, not ourselves. Then, I read of a life of faith, from looking for a miracle or deliverance in a crisis and then going back to living as if without Christ in one's life.

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    5. Thank you, Cathi. I got a chance this evening to look around a bit after reading your post and the more I think on it, the more I feel the Lord was letting me know a test of faith might be just ahead. And as you said, full dependence on Him is the only way. Not because of signs or miracles we’ve seen but just because we know He is The God of all creation and all things answer to Him. I really do appreciate your thoughtful response
      Sister. Many blessings to you and yours:-)

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    6. Hi Sheila. Thank you. After I read your response I thought - what about the fox? I was centered on the foxhole. So, I looked again. Foxes are crafty Luke 13:32. A reference to false prophets in Eze 13:4. They are active Neh 4:3. And, enemies of the church in Song of Solomon 2:15. Also, that they hide. They are usually in groups, not alone, in the deserts, in hills, go out at night and cry when they hunt. Way to much info here!

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    7. I'd just like to add a tiny bit on the topic of fear. In my opinion *fear* is rather from the enemy. I remember that somebody once counted it how many times -sadly I don't remember the exact number but it was many- the admonition sounds in the entire Bible when the Lord is telling us not to fear! Concerning *the fear of the Lord* my understanding has always been that it’s an attitude of utter respect and reverence. To add 2 more examples in Scripture on my view of the topic of fear:

      "The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." (Romans 8:15)

      "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." (1 John 4:18)

      (Nonetheless it’s always a good thing to acknowledge that we need the Lord in everything and we’re totally dependent on Him. There are a lot of encouraging stories and verses in the Bible that direct the attention to that.)

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  29. Hi @all FAMILY there! I think this last day of 2017 is a good opportunity to come back to watch what meanwhile has happened with Revelation 12:3-4 so far! So there's indeed A LOT GOING ON in the heavens... I want to share some quick videos with you, just to make sure you're aware of the SIZE of the "red dragon" up there which must be HUGE BEYOND IMAGINATION. Please watch these 3 clips in the given order and you will know what I'm talking about:

    1.) Double Sunset in Crete / Greece 12/29/17 (watch the visible SIZE of the "double sun" behind the chemtrail cloud cover!)

    2.) Size comparison of planets / view from earths atmosphere model (How would the planets of our solar system look like if only 10,000 kilometres away from earth?)

    3.) Planet X objects: Unbelievable evidence and size (Physicist Dr. Albers explains how the biggest of these objects must be an app. 3x sun size or 30x Jupiter size!!)

    If you combine all the information proposed from these different researchers you may still not believe it. But it seems pretty logical that Dr. Albers may be right because a stellar core in the suns corona (i.e. in the same FAR distance from earth like the sun) being 3x bigger than the sun will have the approximate appearance from earth view as we have seen in the live capture from video no. 1.)

    I will leave you for today with another WSO clip that is also quite compelling, regarding the development of the POLAR VORTEX in the northern hemisphere, causing this extreme cold weather events right now in big parts of the US and Canada. Listen carefully and think about what a "red dragon" of the given size in the videos above could do to earths tilt and magnetic field in just a few couple of weeks and days of this year: Why so COLD in the Northern Hemisphere?

    We have just reached the point when it is more and more difficult to hide these objects from the public and not being able to make the 'climate change' lie any bigger. These objects will soon reveal themselves in plain sight, chemtrails / simulator or not. So even if today will not be "THE" last day for us, it will still be very soon. Have an awesome time, stay firm in Christ - MARANATHA! :)

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    1. Thank you Annabel, very much! I watched all these videos, suggestive. You have quite a logical order and the most logical conclusion! Be blessed!
      And in Dan's Facebook I found this video, very briefly.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI4LHl4yFuo
      We have a really High Watch Day! Soon I will see you all in the clouds with the Lord!
      Maranatha!

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    2. Dear sister Alla beloved, TY for your reply and note! So in fact we're still here in 2018 which makes me re-think some of our 'watching strategies' and go into intense prayer with the LORD now...

      Regardless I will still not cease to observe ME news around Israel (verse 2) and the heavens (verses 3-4 of Rev12) as I noticed every other "calendars, feast days, constellations and calculations" FAILED right now. I still think Rev12.2-4 is the clue for watching, apart from all other endtimes signs preaching in the gospels.

      I also have pondered a lot the "falling asleep" of ALL the virgins and how that could perhaps be prophetic for us in 2018. Does that mean we will get so much tired waiting that we will give up communicating here? And what about John 16.21-22 where the pregnant woman is mentioned again; does it mean the LORD will again tarry so much that our grief and sorrow will INTENSIFY that much "before deliverance" so that we will fall asleep like the disciples in the garden Gethsemane? I mean, if this is scripture, it WILL happen. Period.

      Nevertheless I wish that moment being very short like a "microsleep" while driving (but not causing an accident) so that our testimony as watchmen might not be completely ruined after we have endured such a long time now here with Brad... Much love to you and all your family, Maranatha!

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    3. Thank you Annabel my dear sister in Christ. Much appreciated!!

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  31. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you."

    ~ Jesus

    (John 14:27)

    "We possess this precious treasure [the divine light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves."

    (2 Corinthians 4:7, AMP)

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  32. Hi all, there's a new Amir's End of the Year Update. Much blessings!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBuL65aeoQY

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    1. This is another great and uplifting update, not only because of the prophetic events discussed in it but his teaching on the verses the Lord put on his heart concerning 2018. The main verse the Lord put on his heart is 1 Peter 4:7-8:

      "But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins."

      This was the main verse but 1 Peter 4:9-11 was also added,

      "Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."

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  33. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

    ~ Jesus

    John 14: 27

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  34. The New Year Supermoon phenomena. A good study:

    From Bride of the King:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WxwmHVgNE8

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    1. Thank you, it's amazing! Be blessed abundantly!

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  35. There are some YT channels the Spirit tells me to listen to, as they are messages from the Father. This is one of them:

    From 12/31- I am bringing you home now.

    Speaking specifically to (His Bride).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGz8Uh9aIvY

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  36. There's interesting about Iran today. Come, Lord, quickly for your bride! Maranatha!
    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/240072

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  37. 2018 has begun in Israel a few minutes ago.

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  38. Thank you, Nora, for your midnight voice! Be blessed abundantly! I pray for you and all of us!
    "Blessed is the man that heareth me,
    watching daily at my gates,
    waiting at the posts of my doors." - Prov 8:34 (KJV)
    Mark 13:35-37 (KJV) Rev 20:20-21 (KJV) Amen!

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    1. And there's a new Update of JD Farag
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2rv9XmY1ow

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    2. Thank you Alla, gonna watch it asap! :--)

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    3. What a great update Pastor JD Farag made! He affirmed my thoughts on the current prophetic events, especially about what's going on in Iran right now.

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    4. I love brother JD very very much, he's so full of joy of Chirst and much humour, he makes me often laugh out loudly. He's got the right distance from himself to be able to not take himself (and the world around him) too serious which is very needed these days. (To all married brothers and sisters: please check out his teaching about "Esther part 1" when he talks about Ephesians 5:21 following and about himself at the end of the video... highly recommended LOL!)

      Nora, yes the riots in Iran make me think about another kind of orchestrated "color revolution" organised there like in 1979. Seems to me some regime change is intended (from outside, of course!).

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    5. Definitely plan to watch his series on the Book of Esther. We could only wait and see what will happen in Iran, perhaps what Pastor JD says gonna happen. I consider both his and Amir's take on it.

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  39. Have a very blessed New Year brothers and sisters, filled with the joy and hope of our soon departure, the Lord is near!

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  40. Happy new year everyone, hard to believe we are still here , but we know everything is going according to God's precise - perfect plan . Donna N

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