- REVELATION 12 -
"Now a great sign appeared in heaven:
a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth."
She is a woman,... a bride, if-you-will,
through whom Elohim himself would be born in the flesh and dwell among His people in glory, as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Yet even then,- at the very incarnation of the Living Elohim,- Israel would reject Him, just as she had done in so many ways and times before.
So who then is Israel?
Is she the Covenant Nation and Chosen People of eternal promise and blessing? Or a nation and people whose vast-majority would more often than not 'play the harlot',- behaving in blasphemous and contemptible ways so as to reject her Elohim; continually breaking His covenant, grieving His heart, and forever provoking Him to anger and judgment?
The answer is that Israel is both...
She is the Covenant Nation and People, by the choice of Elohim,-
and a harlot, so often and in so many ways, by her own choice.
Yet from the beginning, there has always been a remnant of 1%ers in Israel that would not bend the knee, nor bow the head to any but to the True and Living Elohim.
And in these last days, a Jewish Remnant will come forth to be a holy people in Yeshua haMashiyach. An extraordinary people,-
chosen and separate from the harlotry of the nation around them.
Truly,... a nation within the nation.
They will not be part of the prophesied end-time deception, as Israel and all the nations of the world will align themselves with the anti-christ, who is coming with great powers of intrigue,- to socially, economically, politically and spiritually captivate the nations, and make the world 'one', through all signs, wonders, and lying miracles,- deceiving even the elect if possible.
Yes, a prophesied time of peace is coming;-
a false peace and many lies to deceive the nations.
For the Counterfeit must come first before Messiah's return,
and the true peace and restoration of Israel.
The Counterfeit,- the Beast, whom all the world, and certainly you O Israel, will follow and place your trust in. For the anti-christ will cause you to build the third temple, Ezekiel's Temple, from which you will carry out your abominable sacrifices, having rejected the one true sacrifice and blood of Elohim Chayim, - Yeshua haMashiyach.
And when you, O Israel, shout "Peace and safety!", know that swift and sudden destruction will come upon you. For it will be then that the man of sin will stand in your temple, and demand that the entire world worship him as God.
It is of that very day and hour that Yeshua spoke in Matthew 24;
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation', spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened."
These things are not written for the sake of Israel the harlot, but for the sake of Israel the Bride, the Elect, who will come through the fires of destruction, and go to the Thousand Year Reign with Christ at His return.
For even on the very day of Yeshua's return, the enemies of the Living Elohim will have already descended upon your hills and valleys, O Israel, and will have put to death two thirds of your people, O Jerusalem,- plundering your homes, and raping your women as foretold by the prophet Zechariah.
These things are written, O Remnant of Israel, so that you may be given 'ears to hear, and eyes to see'. That you might believe in Him who gave His life a ransom for your life, a sacrifice for your sins. That you might believe upon His name, be covered by His blood, and be filled with the holiness of His Spirit, Ruach HaKo'desh.
It is of YOU, O Remnant,-
and of Messiah's Millennial Kingdom that it is written;
"and so all Israel will be saved".
Yes, O Remnant,... all these things are written for YOU!
They are written through the blood of the prophets,-
the blood of the martyrs,- and the BLOOD OF THE LAMB!
They are written so that you might believe on Him who died for you,
and escape the judgment that is to come.
To the present-day Jews in Israel who call themselves 'Christian', yet are not of the 144,000, I say to you; walk in the lowest of humility, not thinking more highly of yourself, or that you are somehow special simply because you are Messianic believers living in the Land in the last days. For if you reason that you have attained some higher stature because of 'who' and 'where' you are,- know this,... judgment will find you.
And in my spirit I am sure that many in Israel will find themselves under such judgment, just as an apostate gentile-church is also coming under judgment in these last days.
Take heed, O Israel,-
for just as you faced great judgments and destruction in the past,
so great judgments and destruction are still to come.
Now see what is prophesied...
Yes, see what the Spirit of the Living Elohim has spoken concerning you, O Israel my sister. Understand why He has said to you through the prophet Ezekiel;
"Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel!"
For the truth is that over the years you have not changed at all as a nation and a people,- except perhaps to have grown even worse as the time now approaches and you embrace the spirit of anti-christ.
Yes, O Israel,...
read and understand what your Adonai Elohim has said about you,-
the nation and people who continually reject Him;
4 "Do not think in your heart, after the Lord your God has cast them out before you, saying, 'Because of my righteousness the Lord has brought me in to possess this land': but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out from before you. 5 It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God drives them out from before you, and that He may fulfill the word which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 6 Therefore understand that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your rightousness, for you are a stiff-necked people..... 13 Furthermore, the Lord spoke to me saying, 'I have seen this people, and indeed they are a stiff-necked people. 14 Let Me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.'
"let Me alone that I may destroy them"
16 And the Lord said to Moses: “Behold, you will rest with your fathers; and this people will rise and play the harlot with the gods of the foreigners of the land, where they go among them, and they will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then My anger shall be aroused against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured. And many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, ‘Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?’ 18 And I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they have done, in that they have turned to other gods. 19 “Now therefore, write down this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel. 20 When I have brought them to the land flowing with milk and honey, of which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and filled themselves and grown fat, then they will turn to other gods and serve them; and they will provoke Me and break My covenant. 21 Then it shall be, when many evils and troubles have come upon them, that this song will testify against them as a witness; for it will not be forgotten in the mouths of their descendants, for I know the inclination of their behavior today, even before I have brought them to the land of which I swore to give them.”
"that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel"
22 Therefore Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it to the children of Israel. 23 Then He inaugurated Joshua the son of Nun, and said, “Be strong and of good courage; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land of which I swore to them, and I will be with you.”
24 So it was, when Moses had completed writing the words of this law in a book, when they were finished, 25 that Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying: 26 “Take this Book of the Law, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there as a witness against you; 27 for I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. If today, while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against the Lord, then how much more after my death? 28 Gather to me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call heaven and earth to witness against them. 29 For I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil will befall you in the latter days, because you will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands."
"and evil will befall you in the latter days"
In the years to come after Moses, the Spirit of the Living Elohim would raise up many prophets to deal with His wayward people. And while there would be many judgments against Israel in the days from Moses to Messiah, it would not be until after their rejection of Messiah that the greatest judgment would come;
'the dispersion from the Land, and the curse that would follow them'.
13 And the Lord said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, nor walked according to it, 14 but they have walked according to the dictates of their own hearts and after the Baals, which their fathers taught them," therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. 16 I will scatter them also among the gentiles, whom neither they nor their fathers have known,- and I will send a sword after them until I have consumed them."
"I will scatter them among the gentiles,...
and I will send a sword after them"
Amazingly, even long before the fulfillment of Jeremiah's 'diaspora' prophecy, the 'aliyah' prophecy was given through Ezekiel which foretold the future return of the people and nation of Israel in the last days. Yet concerning that return, Adonai Elohim even rebukes the very people who would be returning in that future day, telling them that He will 'not be doing it for their sake',- and for them to be 'ashamed and confounded for their ways'.
And in the very midst of His promise to one day return this unworthy people to the soil and nation of Israel, a 'Millennial Kingdom' prophecy is also given (Ezekiel 36 vs 25-31), which declares that He will restore His righteousness among His people Israel,- a restoration and righteouness that can only begin to fulfill whe He is 'hallowed in them before the eyes of the nations', at Yeshua's return and reign.
22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
“I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. 23 And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. 24 For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land..... (Millennial Kingdom) 25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 28 Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. 29 I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. 30 And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations. 32 Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord God, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel!”
"I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel,
but for My holy name's sake"
And now, just as prophesied, Israel 'the nation' is back in the Land,
and is ever-returning, as more and more Jews continue to find their way to the soil of their distant heritage.
Yet also just as prophesied, Israel is a stumbling block;
a stumbling block to herself, and to the nations,-
and will be the focus and reason for a pre-tribulation world war,
and whose temple will one day be the headquarters of the anti-christ in his tribulation reign of terror upon the earth.
Will Israel survive?... Most certainly she will.
But not the Israel of today, nor much of the Israel of the tribulation.
She will ultimately survive only by the return of Messiah,
and His holy Remnant (true Israel) ushered into the Millennial Kingdom.
In the End of Days there is much to come to you as a people O Israel;
much in judgment, and much in mercy.
Fires of judgment to test and purge,
and mercy to refine and reveal the purest of gold among you.
All that is despised in the eyes of Elohim will finally be removed,
that the Apple of His Eye may flourish.
So may it be within us all.
Let those who have ears to hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying,
as the Remnant of Israel is being chosen and established in these last days.
8 And it shall come to pass in all the land,” says the Lord, “that two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one–third shall be left in it: 9 I will bring the one–third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; and each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. 2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, but the REMNANT of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. 4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5 Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, for the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the Lord my God will come, and all the saints with You..... (Millennial Kingdom) 6 It shall come to pass in that day that there will be no light; the lights will diminish. 7 It shall be one day which is known to the Lord— neither day nor night. But at evening time it shall happen that it will be light. 8 And in that day it shall be that living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; in both summer and winter it shall occur. 9 And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be— “The Lord is one,” and His name one. 10 All the land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be raised up and inhabited in her place from Benjamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate and the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses. 11 The people shall dwell in it; and no longer shall there be utter destruction, but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. 12 And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths. 13 It shall come to pass in that day that a great panic from the Lord will be among them. Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor, and raise his hand against his neighbor’s hand; 14 Judah also will fight at Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be gathered together: gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance. 15 Such also shall be the plague on the horse and the mule, on the camel and the donkey, and on all the cattle that will be in those camps. So shall this plague be. 16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain. 18 If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the Lord strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 20 In that day “HOLINESS TO THE LORD” shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar. 21 Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to the Lord of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.
Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. 2 He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side. 3 And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. 4 Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist. 5 Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. 6 He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river. 7 When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other. 8 Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. 9 And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes. 10 It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many. 11 But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt. 12 Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.” 13 Thus says the Lord God: “These are the borders by which you shall divide the land as an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions. 14 You shall inherit it equally with one another; for I raised My hand in an oath to give it to your fathers, and this land shall fall to you as your inheritance. 15 “This shall be the border of the land on the north: from the Great Sea, by the road to Hethlon, as one goes to Zedad, 16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim (which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath), to Hazar Hatticon (which is on the border of Hauran). 17 Thus the boundary shall be from the Sea to Hazar Enan, the border of Damascus; and as for the north, northward, it is the border of Hamath. This is the north side. 18 “On the east side you shall mark out the border from between Hauran and Damascus, and between Gilead and the land of Israel, along the Jordan, and along the eastern side of the sea. This is the east side. 19 “The south side, toward the South, shall be from Tamar to the waters of Meribah by Kadesh, along the brook to the Great Sea. This is the south side, toward the South. 20 “The west side shall be the Great Sea, from the southern boundary until one comes to a point opposite Hamath. This is the west side. 21 “Thus you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. 22 It shall be that you will divide it by lot as an inheritance for yourselves, and for the strangers who dwell among you and who bear children among you. They shall be to you as native-born among the children of Israel; they shall have an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. 23 And it shall be that in whatever tribe the stranger dwells, there you shall give him his inheritance,” says the Lord God.
4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed.
One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed; 6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed; 7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand were sealed; 8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.
Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion,- and with Him one hundred and forty four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. 3 They sang, as it were, a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being first fruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.
"they sang, as it were, a new song,- and no one could learn that song except the
one hundred and forty four thousand who were redeemed of the earth"
In that glorious day of Yeshua's return, the Song of Moses will no longer be a testimony in Israel as a witness against them,
but a new song in the mouths of the Remnant;
- The Song of Redemption -
- Revelation 5 -
9 And they sang a new song, saying:
"You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open it's seals: for You were slain,
and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our Elohim,
and we shall reign on the earth."
In the spirit, I was shown a hanging balance.
'GENTILES' on one side - the other side 'JEWS'.
As the gentile side slowly became full and began to lower,
the other side, conversely, was elevated.
(These are the days that upon us)
- Romans 11 -
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