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Oct 7, 2014 Second blood moon of tetrad tomorrow morning

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The second tetrad of blood moons that align with the Jewish festivals will occur tomorrow morning. The Shemitah year 3014-2015 started in Rosh Hashanah in September so this coming eclipse plus the next in Passover 2015 will happen in this Shemitah year. The year ends in Rosh Hashanah 2015 with a solar eclipse.

You can not ask for a more poignant sign from God than these celestial signs. In the article linked below I hope you go to the link with the charts and see the ones pertaining to this tetrad, it is unbelievable.

Amazing times the ones we live in. By the way the DJI average went down today 272.52 points.

Nando

http://twelvebooks.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/april-14-2014-a-big-show-tonight-with-a-blood-moon-eclipse-the-prophetic-significance-of-the-event/

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Oct 5, 2014 Obama Antichrist Code # 4 by John Tng

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John Tng keeps discovering the relationship between Obama and the Antichrist as God encoded his identity in myriad of places.
Excellent work done by Bible detective Tng in pursuit of the elusive identity of the Antichrist.

Please go to the link to see the article charts

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/obamacode/obamacode_4.html
John Tng (5 Oct 2014)
“ObamaCode#4: Bible Chapter Numbers & the Antichrist”

Dear Doves,

There are 1189 chapters in the Bible. It is totally possible that the identity of the antichrist is concealed in these Bible chapter numbers, judging from past affirmative discoveries based on the 31102 verses in the Bible (see link); that is, if the Lord hides the identity of the antichrist in Bible verses, surely He is capable of doing the same using Bible chapters.

Consider this straightforward clue: Chapter 793 occupies a position that is 0.666 of the total number of chapters in the Bible. This very chapter that sits at two thirds position (or 0.666) in the Bible, bears the number that is the English gematria of BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA — 793!

Interestingly, the Hebrew word, bamah, Strong’s 1116, which means ‘high places’, is found in this chapter, Jeremiah chapter 48 verse 35. The word ‘bamah’ could well be a reference to Obama according to the hidden prophecy of Jesus’ own words in Luke 10:18, “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” (see well-known YouTube clip by ppsimmons, DID JESUS GIVE US THE NAME OF THE ANTICHRIST? at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgHUZXgNAWo ).

To add to the intrigue, the Hebrew word for CHANGE, muwr, Strong’s 4171, is found in verse 11 of chapter 793. The word CHANGE was one of Obama’s election campaign slogan words (the other is ‘hope’). With only 10 verses in the Old Testament containing the word, muwr, you would agree with me its appearance in Jeremiah chapter 48 is no accident.

How odd too the age of Obama when he first took office as President of the United States is 48 — the same chapter number of this enigmatic chapter in the Book of Jeremiah.

Verse 11 in which the Hebrew word for CHANGE is found just happens to be verse 20092 of the Bible; notice the year Obama first became POTUS was 2009, the leading digits of this verse!

We started out in our observation that chapter 793 is 0.666 of the Bible — a rather straightforward clue that points to Obama the antichrist; along the way we listed further compelling evidences in this chapter that back up the initial hunch.

But God has another Obama Code buried in the 1189 Bible chapters which is much more elaborate number-wise, but even more revealing and confirming as to the identity of the antichrist. First, realize that the 1189 Bible chapters can be divided into six equal portions of 199 chapters inclusive. What do we mean by inclusive? It means that each portion has 199 chapters from the start to the end chapters and the next portion of chapters begins count from the last chapter of the preceding portion. In that way, we have seven key numbers that divide the 1189 chapters equally and symmetrically, much like a 7-branched menorah or lamp stand.

With such a division of the Bible chapters, the secret identity of the antichrist is cleverly concealed by God. The recurring theme of 666, or groups of six sixes or three sixes, conspires to pinpoint the man with the number 793 as the 666 beast of Revelation chapter 13 verse 18.

Somehow, the number 793 is highly significant and is always found in the company of the antichrist number 666.

To see another example of an Obama Code, consider chapter 127, Numbers chapter 10; what is unique about this chapter is that it contains the ONLY verse in the Bible with gematria value 666, found in verse 20 of Numbers chapter 10 (see link).

What are the odds that the chapter with the only verse in the Bible with gematria value 666 is 666 chapters away from chapter 793?

Somehow, Obama is never far from 666.
I will leave you with one last example of an Obama Code. Just as there is only one verse in the Bible with gematria value 666, there is also only one verse in the Bible with gematria value 1318; this number is a key antichrist number since the number of the 666 beast is recorded in Rev 13:18.
Apparently God went to some length to code the identity of the antichrist in the Bible using chapter and verse numbers in multiple ways and combinations. The information must be important for us watchers living at a time like we are now in — a time countless past seers, prophets and the faithful alike longed to see and be in.

We must be the most blessed of all generations (other than those who witnessed Christ’s first coming) to be living and breathing at this time when we are merely seconds away from eternity, having the very real possibility and privilege of cheating death en masse at the rapture — the most anticipated event in all history!

John

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Oct 3, 2014 Pastor JD Faraq Prophecy Update

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A very good update by JD Faraq.

Nando

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Oct 3, 2014 The Rapture and the movie Left Behind starting today with Nicolas Cage

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Let me start this post with the passages in the Bible that cover the Rapture.

1 Corinthians 15

I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”h

1 Thessalonians 4

Believers Who Have Died

13Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.

The Left Behind Movie with Nicholas Cage comes out today and the main plot of the movie is the Rapture and those that did not go the left behind people. Shortly after the Rapture the seven years of Apocalypse starts and after the seven years the start of the Millenium Kingdom at Jesus Christ second coming.

Nando

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/nicolas-cage-devotes-left-behind-to-pastor/?cat_orig=faith

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Nicolas Cage devotes ‘Left Behind’ to ‘pastor’
Hollywood stars reveal why they signed on to remake biblical thriller
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If you ask the Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage why he took the lead role of “Rayford Steele” in the upcoming biblical thriller “Left Behind,” he’ll likely cite his admiration for the script and the opportunity to work again with director Vic Armstrong.

But the Hollywood star has also revealed a more personal motivation.

“My brother, Marc, is a Christian pastor, and he was very excited about this,” Cage told reporters in a press conference touting the film’s Oct. 3 debut. “He said, you know, Nicky, you’ve really got to do this.

“I’d already wanted to make the movie because I thought it was such a great script and an opportunity again to do something challenging,” Cage continued, “but when I saw how passionate [Marc] was, I thought, well, yeah, I want to make this movie for my brother, too.”

Cage made similar comments in a Facebook video, where he says his brother “inspired me to look at ['Left Behind'].”

Cage’s brother, Marc “The Cope” Coppola, is perhaps better known as an actor and classic rock DJ on New York City’s WAXQ-Radio.
Jordin Sparks as

Jordin Sparks as Shasta Carvell in “Left Behind”

Jordin Sparks, the “American Idol” winner who plays airplane passenger “Shasta Carvell” in the movie, told reporters she was inspired to join the cast by reading as a teen the “Left Behind” books that form the basis of the film.

“I just remember being so affected by the thought of, wow, what if my closest friends just disappeared one day? What if they just weren’t here?” she said. “As a kid that’s definitely very scary. … [You might think], ‘It’s just in a book,’ but you know, when you read the Bible and you take those things to be truth, you know it is definitely something that you can think of and go, ‘Wow, that could actually happen.’”

Sparks also said this version of “Left Behind” is delivering a message relevant to audiences of all faiths.

“The great thing about this movie … because of the people that they have brought into the film, they have the ability to have people from all over come in and see the movie whether they are believers, whether they’re non-believers,” she said. “Whether they are agnostic, whether they don’t believe in anything, it doesn’t even matter. … I think everybody can relate to imagining, ‘What if somebody that I loved wasn’t around anymore, in an instant?’ It can definitely happen, whether it is through being taken up in the Rapture or a tragic accident. Life isn’t promised to us here; tomorrow is not promised.”

Cage similarly was drawn to the movie’s universal themes.

“I was very taken by the family dynamic that plays out in this script,” Cage said. “That’s what I want … to come across, that people realize we all make mistakes, but in a moment of crisis what we really want, what we really go back to is the love we have for our families.”

He continued, “Ray Steele gets back to his true need for family through this extraordinary experience and understands the value of family and just wants to get back to that no matter what happens. Just to be able to get back on the phone with his daughter [and] say, ‘I’m sorry,’ and say, ‘I love you.’ And I think it’s as simple as that. I think that is heart-wrenching. And if you have a heart, I don’t think it’s possible to see the movie and not get a little verklempt. I mean it: There’s some very poignant, emotional moments.”

But why remake the movie at all? A series of “Left Behind” films was made in 2000 starring popular Christian actor Kirk Cameron.

In an exclusive interview with WND, the producer and writer for both “Left Behind” projects, Paul Lalonde, explained the rebooted story is aiming for a much bigger splash with bigger stars, a bigger budget and a much bigger ambition.

“We did three movies back in the early 2000s starring Kirk Cameron,” Lalonde said. “They were extremely successful but didn’t really fulfill my dream as a filmmaker.

“I’ve found Bible prophecy to be a great way to reach out to people who may not necessarily be open to evangelism, so we were excited about [the first] ‘Left Behind’ and how it did, but ever since then I wanted to do something bigger,” he continued. “I wanted to put Bible prophecy on the big screen rather than just on videos, to put the message of Bible prophecy in front of a much broader audience, and not just church-goers. That’s something we’ve tried to do with this new ‘Left Behind’ movie and this new approach of a bigger film with A-list actors.”

Lalonde also told WND not to expect this “Left Behind” to be a rehash of the previous film series.

“This is a very different script,” he said. “The first movie covered the entire first book in the ‘Left Behind’ series, a lot of events taking place, dozens of plot points. In the first movie, we didn’t really have time to focus or to really get to know the characters because of the pace of the events. This movie, on the other hand, the entire movie, is about the day of the Rapture, so really only the first chapter of the first book. This really doesn’t bear any resemblance to the first movie.”

But as more mainstream actors find their way into the film, WND asked, did the biblical content get pushed out?

“This movie focuses on the day of the Rapture, so there really isn’t any huge opportunity for anyone to do evangelizing, but the Christian worldview is there,” Lalonde said. “The message is there. Everybody who is watching knows it was the Rapture; they know where those people went; they know why those people left and why those who were left behind were left behind, so there is no attempt to hide the biblical theme of the movie.

“Yet it’s not in-your-face evangelism, because that’s specifically something I was trying to temper for a more mainstream audience,” he continued. “We wanted to hold true to the source material of the ‘Left Behind’ books, ultimately to hold true to the Scriptures and make sure we didn’t change any of the biblical realities.

“We didn’t do a ‘Noah’ on the script,” he insisted. “What I want is when people walk out of the theater, they’re asking, ‘Is that really in the Bible?’ And unlike ‘Noah,’ the answer is yes.”
Nicky Whelan and Nicolas Cage in “Left Behind”

Nicky Whelan and Nicolas Cage in “Left Behind”

For Lalonde, the ultimate goal is to reveal how imminent and relevant biblical prophecy is to all audiences, regardless of their religious background.

“What I like about ‘Left Behind’ is that it is a Bible-based movie, it’s a biblical story, it’s a true story – it just hasn’t happened yet,” Lalonde told WND. “It is a biblical movie like ‘Noah’ or ‘Son of God’ or ‘Exodus,’ but nobody’s in sandals. This is the modern world. This is today. And the great thing about the Rapture and about the immanency of the Rapture is this could literally happen this afternoon.

“So that’s a great takeaway for people,” he concluded. “We’re not talking about something that happened 4,000 years ago or 2,000 years ago; this is very relevant to today. Plus, you’ve got sort of a ‘Twilight Zone’ theme going on here with people disappearing – I think it will be very eye-opening to people who are outside of that core Christian audience to see that this is something prophesied in the Bible and worth looking into.”

Learn more about the film at the “Left Behind” website.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/nicolas-cage-devotes-left-behind-to-pastor/#qCFgp1C0TEHfITl7.99

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Oct 3, 2014 Is the dollar about to loose its position in the world?

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Unless you are a knowledgeable stock market follower and financial analyst the article below should be new to you. It is something that will affect the economy of the world big time. Please read the links also. Thanks to http://www.raptureready.com for providing the link. Remember that this year 2014-2015 is a Shemitah year see more on this blog. A reset called for in the article will have the effect of bring down the value of the dollar as its value has been artificially kept high by the controlling banks to keep stealing the money they print.

Imagine you own a property and you want to sell it and that the buyer wants to pay you with a paper currency that he has been printing from his house and that the only guarantee that it is as valuable as your property is his word. That is what has been going on in the world till now, but things will change drastically when the reset takes effect.

Nando

http://www.examiner.com/article/china-will-use-gold-and-gold-pricing-to-force-global-currency-reset

China will use gold and gold pricing to force global currency reset

October 1, 2014 12:22 PM MST

Gold inventories on the Comex
Courtesy of goldsilverworlds.com

On Sept. 30, statistician and economist Dr. Jim Willie was a guest on the Caravan to Midnight radio show to talk about current financial, economic, and geo-political events. During his three hour interview, Dr. Willie stated that one of the purposes behind China‘s creation of the new Shanghai gold exchange is to eventually take over global price controls for the monetary metal away from the Comex, and then force a global currency reset by raising the price of gold to its true or actual value.

The way this will come about in the near future according to Dr. Willie, is that China will re-price gold to near or above twice the current price, which will have a devastating effect on derivatives and ongoing use of the Comex futures market to suppress gold prices, and protect the dollar. And based upon supply details for the Comex over the past two years, America’s primary gold exchange no longer settles their contracts through the delivery of physical gold, but instead settles in cash payments or through the hedging of gold using derivatives. Subsequently, once this failure to deliver takes place, then China, through the Shanghai gold exchange, will become the default market for price discovery, and at that point will re-adjust gold to its true value, instantly causing massive chaos in the fiat currency markets and leaving the world little alternative but to implement a complete currency reset.

Dr. Jim Willie: When we get this next global currency reset, it’s going to be a complete reset. It apparently will happen predominantly in the gold world. They are going to change the price of gold, and jam it down the U.S.’s throat.

Take a look at the Comex. Since the middle of 2012 or so, they’ve been forcing gold contracts to settle not in metal, but in cash. And if you don’t like it, they’ll ban you from the Comex. There’s been very little if any settlement of gold futures contracts for two years in gold metal. They’re not a gold market anymore, they’re a derivative market for gold instruments.

So, in late September… about a week ago, Shanghai started offering a gold and futures contract, and they’re settling in metal. And this is rabidly threatening the United States and London. And interestingly, you will notice shortly after this new exchange opened there are now uprisings in Hong Kong.

But this is the final phase… the end game of the next reset. They are going to do this in Shanghai and with their global gold contracts, with the real big event that’s going to create mass disruptions in the currency markets. And those disruptions will be from the Asians declaring what the gold price is, and with the Asians delivering and supplying physical metals at that gold price. – Caravan to Midnight, Sept. 30

Several economic analysts, including John Williams, Peter Schiff, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, and Gerald Celente all gave predictions earlier this year that a global currency reset event was going to take place in 2014, with most believing it would come before the end of summer. However, with the U.S. not on board with the rest of the world, and instead seeking military conflicts to delay the end of the petro-dollar system, both Russia and China have had to accelerate their efforts to create infrastructures that will allow a more fluid transition for global trade once a currency reset actually takes place.

Over the past several weeks, the dollar has grown in strength at the same time the rest of the world’s currencies have been collapsing. And because of this, global accumulation of physical gold at depressed levels is running at or near historic highs in an attempt to hedge sovereign currencies that have run out of muster from years of low interest rates and slow money velocities. And as several global financial indicators begin to reach a nexus, and threaten once again to bring the world into another economic crisis, China is recognizing that physical gold is the ultimate catalyst to force an end to the domination of purely fiat finance, and that by revaluing gold to its rightful price will have the effect of both protecting their own currency, and wresting financial control away from the West and the system of dollar hegemony.

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Oct 2, 2014 The Jews were and are still the chosen people of God!

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The excellent article below written by a Messianic Jew (a Christian Jew) covers the subject of hate in the world since AD 70 when the Jews were scattered in this their last diaspora before Jesus re-establishes the Kingdom with the Jewish nation as head of all nations of the world.

God through Jesus came to the world to die for us and take upon Himself the penalty of every human being since Adam. That penalty was death, both spiritual and physical. Jesus was born a Jew of the tribe of David (Judah). Satan has done its best to sow hate between the Jews and Christians which are the most beloved people He has in the world. He has not stopped with his hate campaign as his work is spread throughout the whole world against the Christians and the Jews.

He knows that the Christians will soon leave by way of the Rapture so for the time we have left he has ramped up the hate and persecution campaign to kill or hurt as many as he can. The small amount of Jews in the world who are sensitive to persecution are beginning to notice this fact and start feeling different about the Christians specially those who profess a love for Israel.

There are two big casualties resulting from these many centuries of hate and the biggest casualty for the church is that they have been persecuting God’s chosen people and have erroneously concluded that the millenium will not come and that the Kingdom was given to the church by Constantine this is called amilenialism as mentioned in the article.

Most of the Christian churches today spouse this belief which usurps the Kingdom from Jesus and shatters scriptural correctness. Out of this thinking comes the preterist belief that has the book of Revelation occurring in the past at the time of Rome. This teaching also puts the study of eschatology and the expectation for the Rapture as non existent in the majority of the church.

What shame these Christians will experience at His coming to the clouds to resurrect His dead believers and Rapture those who are alive.

If you read this introduction and these terms are new to you get going to study and search as the time is very short for His coming. He comes before the Apocalypse and that is almost here, look around and see.

Nando

http://www.raptureready.com/soap2/ungurean13.html

The Cross and How Jews Perceive It

By Geri Ungurean

Through the years, I’ve shared by testimony of becoming a Jewish Christian. Upon telling my testimony to people in church, I have seen two reactions:

  1. People are SO excited that a Jewish person has been born-again from above!
  2. People give me the deer in the headlights look, nod and move on.

I have come to a conclusion based on these two distinct reactions:

The people who are happy and excited about my testimony belong to Jesus and really adore Him.

The deer in the headlights folks just might be lukewarm, and we know what Jesus says about them:

“So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:16).

I am SO blessed that the couple who shared the message of salvation did not pass me by because they knew that I am a Jew. They were obedient to God and His Word, and shared truth with me that night. They knew that everyone must come to the Father through Jesus Christ. Praise God, I came into His family that night.

Everyone knows about the Holocaust. But in this article, I will be taking my brothers and sisters in Christ back in time, to give you a better understanding of why the Jewish people are so offended by the Cross of our Lord Jesus.

The Early Church

Here is an account of the anti-Semitic view of Replacement Theology, which surprisingly started with the early church.

Justin Martyr (A.D. 100-165) who was a Christian apologist, defended Christianity against its enemies.In his work titled, Justin Martyr With Trypho a Jew. He said that the seed of Jacob now referred to Christians and not the Jews. So began the infamous teaching of Replacement Theology.

Tertullian (A.D. 160-220) a church theologian from North Africa, wrote a derogatory and very anti-Semitic book titled,                 An Answer to the Jews around A.D. 200. This man twisted Scripture to fit his errant theology by claiming that the statement made to Rebekah about the twins (Esau and Jacob) within her (Genesis 25:23) was actually a reference to Jews and Christians.

He said that the older brother, Esau, represented the Jewish people. Jacob, the younger brother represented Christians. His premise was that the Christians would overtake the Jewish people. He said that the Jews would serve the Christians.

Origen (A.D. 185-254) was president of the school of theology in Alexandria, Egypt. He had a profound effect upon the church, by preaching that much of what is written about Israel in the Word, should be seen as allegorical – spiritualizing his interpretations. We know that the                 promises made to Israel are not open to interpretation. They should be taught and understood to be literal.

Origen took such liberties with the Word, claiming that the word Israel can mean the church. Not seeing and preaching God’s Word correctly (rightly dividing) becomes a slippery slope into myriad of heretical teachings. He was a Christian Universalist, believing in universal salvation for all people, and for the fallen angels.

Cyprian (A.D. 195-258) was a bishop of Carthage. He wrote, Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews. He maintained that the Jews departed from the God who loved them, and that because they had departed from God, they lost His favor. He taught that God sought out a people who would obey him, and all promises were taken from Israel and bestowed upon the Christians.

John Chrysostom (A.D. 347-407) known as the greatest preacher of the gospel in the Eastern church, preached messages titled, Against the Jews in Antioch of Syria.Many preachers followed suit, and preached anti-Semitism from their pulpits.

An influential bishop of Milan, Ambrose, considered the Jews to be infidels, wholly perverse, and incapable of thinking any good thought. He said that the burning of synagogues was no crime and encouraged it.

Augustine (A.D. 354-430) was known as the most influential person since the apostle Paul. He wrote, Tract Against the Jews and influenced the church so dramatically against Jews, that derogatory comments about Jews during the Middle Ages were usually called “Augustinian.”

Augustine decreed a new eschatological view called Amillennialism, which actually means no Millennium. In doing this, the prophecies in Scripture could be spiritualized, and taught that these were all referring to the church.

The Roman Catholic church adopted and adhered to all teachings of Augustine. [1]

Martin Luther in his later years turned on the Jews and wrote: “On the Jews and their Lies.” This sermon caused in one night the burning down of synagogues, and the slaughter of over 2000 Jews.

Adolph Hitler used Luther’s teachings on the Jews, to justify slaughtering Jews and finally ridding the world of them.

John Calvin, another father of the Great Reformation said:

“Their [the Jews] rotten and unbending stiffneckedness deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end and that they die in their misery without the pity of anyone.” (Ad Quaelstiones et Objecta Juaei Cuiusdam Responsio, John Calvin)

As you can see, Replacement Theology is NOT a new teaching in the history of the church.

Eschatology Affected by Replacement Theology                

The original view of eschatology in the church was called Chiliasm. This word is from the Greek word for “one thousand.” It taught that Christ will return to earth at the Second Coming and that He would establish His Kingdom upon the earth and rule for the last thousand years of earth’s history. Today, we call this view Premillennialism. Even though this view of eschatology was based on the Old Testament, and taught by Jesus and His Apostles, the anti-Semitic teachers of the Word rejected Chiliasm as being a “Jewish view.”

This anti-Semitic view so permeated the Eastern Gentile Christians, that the book of Revelation was removed from the canon beginning in the fourth century, and it was kept out for many centuries – in hopes that Chiliasm would die and be remembered no more.

Persecution of Jews in the Name of Christ

Because of the teaching that the Jews had been discarded by God, Gentiles who professed to be Christians increasingly referred to the Jews as “Christ killers.” I remember as a child in the synagogue, learning that the Ecumenical Council had decreed that the Jews actually were not solely responsible for the death of Christ.

I remember thinking “So this is why they call me dirty Jew.”

Constantine, the first Roman emperor to call himself a Christian was hostile toward Jews. In 329 A.D. called for the death penalty for all who embraced the Jewish faith. He referred to the Jews as “beastial.”

Roman emperor, Theodosius I, from 379-395, decreed that Christianity was to be the only recognized religion. Declaring that marriage between a Jew and a Christian would be forbidden, he said that such a union would be deemed adultery.

Theodosius II, was the Roman emperor from 408-450. He restricted the Jews from building any new synagogues. He would incite mobs to enter the established synagogues and take possession of them – handing over all property and possessions of the Jews to the Christians.

Justinian I was the emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire from 527 to 565. He was a professing Christian and did everything in his power to make the lives of Jews unbearable. He made sure that all Jews occupied the most hated civil offices in government. He decreed that Jews could not observe Passover before Easter, and told the Jews what they could and could not do in their synagogues. He finally took control of the synagogues away from Jews and proclaimed them to be churches.

In 589, King Reccared of Spain joined with Roman Catholic leaders and forced children born to Jews to be forcibly baptized as Christians. The penalty for not complying was death.

Around 629 A.D., Dagobert who was the ruler of the Frankish empire decreed that all Jews must convert (embrace Christianity) or face death.

Near the end of the seventh century, a law was passed that all Jews in Spain be enslaved and that their sons be taken away from them at the age of seven and reared as Christians.

The popes of the Catholic Church were brutal to the Jews throughout the Middle Ages. They made sure that Jews suffered and were separated from others because they were considered sub-human and beyond help.

The execution of Jews has been happening in every century, and all done in the name of Christ!In 1298, after a rumor that Jews had desecrated the sacred Roman Catholic host, Jews were burned at the stake. This was considered a horrendous holocaust – in the course of six months, approximately 120 congregations of 100,000 Jews perished. [2]

This is a quote from Graetz, the author of the work titled, History of the Jews:

From the thirteenth till the sixteenth century, the persecutions and massacres of the Jews increased with frightful rapidity and in intensity, and only alternated with inhuman decrees issued both by the Church and the state, the aim and purport of all of which were to humiliate the Jews, to brand them with calumny and to drive them to suicide….The nations of Europe emulated of another in exercising their cruelty upon the Jews; and it was always the clergy who, in the name of a religion of love, stirred up this undying hatred. It mattered little to the Jews whether they lived under a strict government or under anarchy, for they suffered under the on no less than under the other. [3]

There is not enough room in this one article to elaborate on all of the persecution and slaughter of the Jews done in the name of Christianity. In our generation, most people think of the Holocaust during World War II. They think of an insane man named Adolph Hitler. Certainly he was inherently evil, and his attempt at annihilating the Jews could never have been based in Christian thought, right?Wrong.

Hitler felt that he was just carrying out the final solution for the Jews, because of what he knew had been done throughout history by the church. He simply wanted to finish the job.

When Jews see the Cross of Jesus, they do not see or understand the love that sent our Savior to willingly die upon it. They know nothing about the blood of Jesus and how He died for the sins of the whole world. How could they think these things? They remember the pogroms, the forced conversions, the burning of their synagogues, the mass slaughter of millions of them – all done in the name of Christ.

Of course, they read about                 Corrie ten Boom and those like her, who had the love of Jesus in their hearts toward the Jews. But these stories pale compared to the horrific persecutions.

When I was a babe in Christ, I bought a cross to wear. I knew what the Cross meant. I knew why He willingly went to that Cross. The scales had fallen from my eyes when I was born-again.

One day I went to a Jewish doctor who had been my pediatrician. He was now an allergist. He had known me and my family for years. He came in the room with a smile, but that smile turned to an angry scowl when he saw my cross. He snapped at me “And WHAT is that?”

I said to him “I am a Messianic Jew!”I’d never seen this man angry in all the years I had known him until that day. He yelled at me “DON’T call yourself a JEW!! You are no longer a Jew if you wear that cross!”

I do know that God is in control. He allows certain things to happen for His reasons. He knew that so-called preachers of the gospel would turn on His people, and He has allowed it. I have pondered this a lot lately.

If we look at the persecution of the Jews, starting with the early church and fast forwarding to 1948, we see that God did use the harsh mistreatment of the Jewish people to fulfill this prophecy:

“Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel’” (Ezekiel 11:17).

Much Jewish blood has been spilled throughout history.If it had been at the hands of crazed killers or mass murderers, the Jews might feel differently, but they know that these deeds were done by those who claimed to love Jesus.

Satan has been there from the beginning. He hates God. He hates Jews. He hates Christians.

I can just hear him say to the preachers of the gospel:

“Did God REALLY say that the Jews are His people? Surely these Christ killers have forfeited any promises made to them. God is certainly FINISHED with them.”

And if only these preachers had clung to the Word and read Romans 11 more carefully:

“I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!” (Romans 11:11-12).

“From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:28-29).

Pray for your Jewish friends. Pray that God would draw them to Himself. We are approaching the end, brethren. It thrills my heart to think of my fellow Jews saying:

“BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!”

Endnotes
[1] A historical account of anti-Semitism in the church and accounts of persecution of the Jews taken from: The Coming Apocalypse: A Study of Replacement Theology vs. God’s Faithfulness in the End-Times, Dr. Renald E. Showers.

[2] Ibid

[3] Ibid

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Sept 30, 2014 The Shemitah year economic reset

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Thanks to this post by Frank Molver we can see the precursor to the third seal opening in the book of Revelation. The stage is already set for the galloping of the black horse.
We are now in the seventh year of the cycle of sevens and it is called the Shemitah year.

Nando

Frank Molver (21 Sep 2014)
“The soon-coming global economic reset, 2014-2015 Shemitah”

This is a very interesting article sent to me by John
It dovetails perfectly with the Shemitah vid by Jonathan Kahn sent in by Jim.. This may indicate the time between Sept this year till Oct next year.
This also fits what I feel the Lord showed me about a soon coming economic tribulation. 2014-2015

Below is just part of the reset link
I do not agree with the Kings of the East comment
But I do agree we are ready for a big economic change

The soon-coming global reset

http://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2014/09-2014/the-soon-coming-global-reset/

A similar situation exists today. Babylon has made America wealthy, largely due to the world trade tax that is imposed upon every nation that does international trade. Because the US dollar is used for making payments in world trade, the wire transfers have to be made in US dollars through the SWIFT system of money transfers. All such payments go through the Federal Reserve Bank, which takes a percentage of the transaction as a fee. This is, in effect, a tax on all world trade. The BRICS nations are setting up a new system of payments through their own bank which bypasses the SWIFT system and the Federal Reserve. Payments are being done in each country’s own currency for the present, but soon will create its own world reserve currency made up of a basket of currencies. In other words, world trade going through the BRICS bank will be settled in about four specific currencies, rather than the single US dollar. Jim Rickards concedes that because of this the US dollar is doomed. Jeff: And when you think about it, it’s almost as if there’s no way out of this….Jim: You’re right. And it is just more fuel for the fire as global players look to distance themselves from using the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. And while America is loath to lose its position as the world’s reserve currency, our astronomical money printing to cover our debt makes it impossible to sustain. Basically, we’ve overstepped our monetary bounds for good, and there is no turning back…I’ve had private conversations with former Federal Reserve board members, and other central bankers around the globe, on what’s going on behind the scenes—what’s not getting reported in the mainstream media—and frankly, everything I’m hearing is that this global reset is about to hit. In fact, we already know what it looks like, and when you can expect it to happen. So when can we expect this global reset to happen? Rickards does not give a date, but he says essentially that it will happen when China feels it has accumulated enough gold to secure its yuan (currency) as part of the “basket of currencies” that will replace the US dollar. He says,“And while countries publicly claim that they no longer tie their currency to the value of gold, what they are doing privately is a different story. And China is the biggest actor in covert gold acquisition…. And since it knows the ‘dollar’ system is coming to an end, it has to increase its gold holdings before it can trigger a global reset of the world’s [new] reserve currency.”But since China’s official figures do not match their actual holdings, we are on our own in figuring out how much they really have, and how much they need to have before the reset. Jim says, Jim: China’s last official announcement was over five years ago on April 25, 2009. At that time, it claimed to have 1,054 tonnes. That’s a 76% increase from the 600 tonnes it had in 2003. Right now, Shanghai Daily has reported that China has quietly amassed about 2,710 tonnes of gold. Jeff: That’s an unofficial number. Jim: Yes, that’s an unofficial number. But you and I both know that China controls its media. So it is letting it be known that it is accumulating more gold, but it is not letting the public know exactly how much. But from what I have gathered from trusted sources, the Chinese actually have amassed around 4,000 to 4,500 tonnes of gold already. Jeff: Wow, that’s a massive difference. Jim: It is. And when Chinese gold hits around $5,000 an ounce, all bets are off. It will be the second punch that will deal a deathblow to the dollar. And set off the wholesale destruction of American wealth. The bottom line is that China is being allowed to acquire gold without spooking the markets and driving up the price. This way, it will be “on the train” when it leaves the station. The only problem is that when the train leaves the station and the global reset triggers a new reserve currency, nearly all American wealth will be wiped out, except for those who have prepared themselves in advance…One last thing, Jeff. Our viewers should know that China could announce its holdings at any time. So they shouldn’t wait to get their financial house in order. The time to act is now. Before it’s too late….Jeff: From what you’ve seen today, we are beyond the point of no return, as China prepares to announce its official gold holdings at any time. And when it does, there will be no time left to prepare yourself for the devastation ahead. And to think our government is helping China do it. By suppressing the price of gold, under the guise of weakening its function as a reserve currency, China is able to covertly acquire as much gold as it will need to trigger the death of money as you know it. So the bottom line here—as they see it—is that China is holding about 4,500 tons (tonnes) of gold right now. They suggest that their goal is to accumulate about 5,000 tons before announcing the global currency reset. When they make this announcement, investors will realize that the current price is totally unrealistic in view of all the secret purchases going on in the past few years. This will make it impossible to rig the price of gold any longer, and it will shoot up almost immediately to at least $5,000 per ounce. At that price, it will be able to back the new basket of currencies that the BRICS nations are putting together to replace the US dollar as the world currency for the next century or longer. Meanwhile, the US has no defense against what is coming, unless it is able to start World War III and destroy the BRICS nations (beginning with Russia). The price-riggers have no choice but to keep the price of gold and silver low, because that is the only way the dollar can retain its value. But rigging the market to keep the price of gold low allows China and India to buy gold cheaply with all the dollars they hold in their reserves. When things change, those nations holding gold and silver will emerge as the strongest in the world.

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