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Happy Trails!

I am excited about the near future for Karen and I and maybe not so much for time after. I have just wrapped a fun and interesting job at a local PBS station that I would rank as the best job I have ever had where working in Television in the capacity that I did was a dream from High School fulfilled. Now I have retired. Early. What’s up?

Geopolitical Concerns

Since I first received my KJV Bible in the 60’s at widow Larson’s yearly gospel kid gathering, I have been drawn to Revelation. Tough book to read when you are 9.

Over the years, Revelation has slowly come into focus for me through geopolitical events written about in our nation’s news. Drones, robots, the end of cash as we know it to prevent bank runs, microchip tattoo ink, the glut of oil.

Babylon

An ancient nation somehow revived is destroyed before the final events. Jeremiah describes its doom as God sending a fire into all of its cities. He describes it as having the largest military on earth and being known as the “hammer of the earth.” It is the richest nation in history. It is surrounded by water. It has a space program. My research has turned up evidence that this nation is the USA.

Revelation

I believe that a precursor event to the unfolding of Revelation is the nuking of America. We want to watch that show from afar as the prophet Jeremiah says to flee. The US and Russia are rattling sabers at each other as I write this. Our president keeps firing Generals. This isn’t going to end well.

In Closing

Check your sources. At some point, only the government view will be allowed on the internet but while you can still do your research, check your sources.

“A Prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. Proverbs 22:3.

Are You Ready?

Another side note. This time on Salvation.

We have been given a multitude of methods to be saved, such as infant baptism. Regularly attending church. Living in a Christian country. Going to Bible school. Reciting prayers. Staying in good stead with the Pope so that he will recommend you be allowed to go to Heaven. Then there is the altar call where you go forward and confess Christ. It has occurred to me that Salvation needs to be explained.

Take note that every one of these common understandings of the process of salvation require that we do something. Perform a work of some kind.

Ephesians 2:8-9

(8) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

(9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.

No Sir! Going forward at an altar call is not a salvation event. It is a work on display for others to see.

If YeHoVaH is love, we need to love what He loves!

If you can do that, it’s only because He has supernaturally healed you and “graced” you with the ability to love like Him. Accept this precept and you will have no doubt that YeHoVaH loves you and has added you to His family.

Remembering that love is a verb, try reading these 10 precepts from the Torah starting with Exodus 20:1 to gain an understanding of what He loves.

  1. YeHoVaH loves Himself. He loves us. Remember how much He has done for us and that He wants us to love Him!
  2. He wants us to love the real thing! We are to love the real creation and not the man made facsimiles of it.
  3. Love His Name! YeHoVaH. Use it with His purpose in mind. Love what His powerful name can accomplish.
  4. Love the rest he gave to us on the 7th day. Love is a verb so utilize His rest.
  5. Love the family He gave you. Love your Mom and love your Dad.
  6. Love life! Hate murder!
  7. Love sexual purity!
  8. Love what he’s given you and respect what he has given to your neighbor.
  9. YeHoVaH is truth. Love the truth and remember that love is a verb! Always love the Truth!
  10. Love your neighbor. Love like YeHoVaH. Unconditionally. He sustains you, Love how he sustains your neighbor.

This little commentary on the 10 Commandments demonstrates the power of loving what God loves. I have heard this passage of scripture called bondage by antinomians. Not so! Hating your mom and dad would put you into bondage for instance. Committing murder would put you into jail.

Remember, the Messiah said many times to FOLLOW HIM. This is what He PREACHED!

So, how hard is this Salvation?

The Nature of Babylon

This is going to be a side note. I am taking a break from examining the text of Jeremiah 50 and 51.

A large number of Hebrew Roots believers are beginning to connect current events with the prophesied events in Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51. These events focus on the destruction of Babylon. In my view, the end of days return of the Messiah is all about the uprooting of Babylon like tossing the money changers off the Temple mount.

This will entail the replacing of false worship with true worship. It will free the oppressed captives of the Babylonian government pyramid structure.

To that end, there are numerous prophecies about Babylon. I believe there are multiple instances of Babylon in the Bible. So what is behind YeHoVaH giving the name Babylon to a nation? I think you can safely boil it down to this. If your nation is seeking to emulate Nimrod in his building of a one world government, then your nation is known to YeHoVaH as Babylon.

George Herbert Walker Bush called it the “New World Order.” European leaders call it the European Union. America calls it NAFTA or the North American Free Trade agreement. Then there is NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. There are a host of bilateral trade agreements that are seeking to unify nations around a common ideal. That would be the concentration and the acquisition of wealth.

For instance, while NAFTA may be enhancing the wealth of the US and Mexico, it is apparently not trickling down to the citizen. The Mexican poor continue to pour across our border. Babylon seeks to make the rich get richer and the poor to become poorer.

When the United States of America is taken out of the picture that will not be the end of Babylon. The thought leaders and the action makers will still exist in the offices of the reserve banks of the world. These are those who are affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations. They frequent Bilderberg meetings. They rely on the UN. They attend ceremonies at Bohemian Grove. They belong to the many secret societies of Free Masonry and the Illuminati. They will look at the progress they have made with a militarily strong and now destroyed US Babylon. They will pick up the pieces to continue their push to solidify and concentrate their hold on the rest of the world. Novus Ordo Seclorum!

The world’s biggest national economy and military power is lost to the bombs of WWIII. A nation called Babylon in Jeremiah.

So what’s next? How about an economic genius rising to repair the world economy and gain the power to rule over all?

Unpacking the Destruction of Babylon Prophecy, Part 4.

This vital prophecy, I believe, speaks about today like a newspaper covering current events. While the United States here is the Babylon in question, there are other descendants of Babylon all seeking to do what El stopped Nimrod from doing. Being a unified enemy of God.

Continuing in Jeremiah 50:6, “My People” is the term of endearment for the Hebrews. The word Hebrew means “crossing over.” Abraham is the first Hebrew. If you have crossed over and consider yourself one of Abraham’s many children saved by Grace through Faith, then you can consider yourself His people. Remember, Abraham believed and it was counted unto him as righteousness[i].

Jeremiah 50:6

(6) My people hath been lost sheep; their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting-place.

We have gone astray. Nobody is competently leading us. The term shepherds brings the term Sunday church catholic pastor to mind. This group adheres to the altered Gospel from the 4th century.

Revelation 22:18-19

(18) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: (19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

We could also point out the Orthodox Rabbi’s here adhering to a man made oral law and not the YeHoVaH inscribed Mosaic law.

Deuteronomy 4:2

(2) Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Messiah came to save the lost. Those in both groups are confused by the pastors and the rabbi’s, otherwise, without watchful shepherds.

Dispensationalists have conveniently divided the camp of Hebrews into two groups. They are those who rejected “Christ” or the “Jews” being the outcasts and those in the church or the “Believers” being the new recipients of YeHoVaH’s many promises. This is bare naked replacement theology which postulates that the Sunday church catholic replaced the Jews in all of the promises in the Old Testament because the Pharisees rejected their Messiah. That is about as true as the non-biblical pre-tribulation rapture theory they also teach with two last trumps. Before the Tribulation and at the end. There can only be one last trump.

There is only one believer and one vine to be grafted into. It requires the walls to come down from the Sunday Church worshipper and the rabbinic oral law that the world seems to think is real Judaism.

Jeremiah 50:7

(7) All that found them have devoured them; and their adversaries said: ‘We are not guilty’; because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.

We who run away from the call of God on our lives will eventually lose His protection. We may even have to resort to eating corn cobs in the pig’s pen before we wake up. Some of us are consumed with the “love of money”, the root of all evil. Our enemies may take advantage of us through impoverishment or a spirit of arrogance but “Vengeance is Mine, says YeHoVaH.[ii]” They are held accountable in YeHoVaH’s court of justice.

While I was pondering a certain offense perpetrated against me the other day and the lack of knowable justice, the Qahal spirit reminded me, “Isn’t Hell enough?” That brought me back to my roots in manure.

Jeremiah 50:8

(8) Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he-goats before the flocks.

As this prophecy unfolds, there’s a one word summary. FLEE! And for good reason.

Jeremiah 50:9

(9) For, lo, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her, from thence she shall be taken; their arrows shall be as of a mighty man that maketh childless; none shall return in vain.

Hmmm… an arrow that is so accurate that each one of them hits their target. Not mystifying today but I’m sure Jeremiah had never heard or seen such a thing in his day[iii]. In my earlier blog entry, “Have You Heard the One about the Nation that was Destroyed by Nuclear Bombs?”[iv] We established that this group of nations to the north is the Russian Federation[v].

Funny thing is, our leader is currently waging what many are beginning to call WWIII against the Russians and the Chinese. We have already established that America has no anti-missile defense against a total launch from Russia[vi]. There is now a smoking gun in the hands of Babylon’s leaders daring the Russian Gog for nuclear retaliation[vii]. Unthinkable but true.

[i] Rom 4:3; James 2:23

[ii] Rom 12:19

[iii] Think cruise missile or inter-continental ballistic missile with inertial or GPS navigation..

[iv] https://yeshua1stcenturyroots.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/did-you-hear-the-one-about-the-nation-that-was-obliterated-by-nuclear-bombs/

[v] https://yeshua1stcenturyroots.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/did-you-hear-the-one-about-the-nation-that-was-obliterated-by-nuclear-bombs/

[vi] https://yeshua1stcenturyroots.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/baked-babylon/

[vii] Try looking at www.whatdoesitmean.com for the Russian viewpoint.

Unpacking the Destruction of Babylon Prophecy Part 3.

We continue our trek through the fascinating series of so far unfulfilled prophecies highlighting the destruction of Babylon. The description of Babylon looks shockingly like Babylon’s modern representative, The United States.

Jeremiah 50:3-5

(3) For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein; they are fled, they are gone, both man and beast.

By the polar route, the nation to the north would be Russia. Further proof that Russia is involved is found in Jeremiah 50:9 where the attacking nation is described as “an assembly of great nations from the north country.”[i] Sorry, Canada!

Because the destruction comes suddenly in 1 hour, the fleeing of man and beast is the flight of death. In Jer 51:6 YeHoVaH[ii] tells us to flee from this future disaster. Those of us who have heard the news will have an opportunity to make it out!

(4) In those days, and in that time, saith YeHoVaH, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek YeHoVaH their Elohim.

After Solomon, King Rehoboam presided over the dividing of the Kingdom over the issue of high taxes. The Promised Land became the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah. The southern Kingdom kept their identity but the northern Kingdom of Israel by virtue of their wickedness before YeHoVaH were carried into captivity and ethnically made to mix and disappear into the mass of humanity. Very clearly verse 4 says that Israel and Judah, two distinct groups, will leave or flee Babylon before its destruction, weeping in repentance seeking YeHoVaH TOGETHER.

It’s been a comfortable life in modern Babylon, so far, and that would have to change to put Elohim’s people on the road again. With each passing day the laws of modern Babylon get more oppressive and the restrictions on freedom become harsher and harsher. This would be God’s plan to dislodge his people to move towards Him and into the Promised land.

(5) They shall inquire concerning Zion with their faces hitherward: ‘Come ye, and join yourselves to YeHoVaH in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten.’

 Zion means grafting as in getting a pear branch to grow in an apple tree branch.

This leads to a wonderful restatement of the everlasting Abrahamic covenant. The very one that modern Babylon seeks to destroy.

Genesis 13:14-17

(14) And YeHoVaH said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him: ‘Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward and southward and eastward and westward; (15) for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. (16) And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. (17) Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for unto thee will I give it.’


[i] Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament; Johann (C.F.) Keil (1807-1888) & Franz Delitzsch (1813-1890).

[ii] Reverting the corrupted Lord to the original Hebrew name of God derived from the letters yod hey vav hey and vowel pointing of the Masoretes and uncovered by Keith Johnson in his excellent book “His Hallowed name revealed”.

Unpacking the Destruction of Babylon Prophecy, part 2

Jeremiah 50:2     

Declare ye among the nations and announce, and set up a standard; announce, and conceal not; say: ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed; her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed.’

We have to realize that the conquering of Babylon by the Medo-Persians was from the East and not the North. Cyrus, when he attacked, didn’t destroy the city or the land so that no one could live in it. Several times Jeremiah repeated that the land would be uninhabited and laid to waste.[i] Babylon, Iraq slowly depopulated into a very small heap. To this day this prophecy is unfulfilled.

It is fair to say that the declaration of this prophecy that has not been fulfilled is to also include the nations that had not yet been born. According to Daniel’s prophecy of the nations, our age, consisting of Rome and its 2 “legs” had not yet been brought forth.[ii] So, somewhere in the future in reference to the time of Jeremiah, the time of Cyrus’ capture of Babylon unto today, we’re still waiting for the “taking” of Babylon.

Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream emphasized that all empires will be destroyed by the ROCK of our salvation in due time. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe next year and maybe in 20 years. Babylon first and then the rest of you!

Taken with this Babylon is her gods, images and idols. Merodach, a Babylonian sun god, is still the major component of the major Christian religions. Bel is Baal, the Phoenician Lord or sun god. This Babylonian system of worship has not been captured or destroyed but spread about the globe by missionaries promoting sun day worship and christmas and easter. This points to a future destruction event. But where? What epicenter?

The most important part of vs. 2 is the command to publish this prophecy. Thank you for reading this. Now, spread the word if you would, please.

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[i] The Bible Knowledge Commentary. An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty Based on the New International Version by John F. Walvoord Roy B. Zuck. Cook Communications Ministries.

[ii] Daniel 2:40-41.

Unpacking the Destruction of Babylon Prophecy part 1

Now that we know that the United States is the target of God’s fierce anger (see: “Did You Hear the One about the Nation that was Obliterated by Nuclear Bombs?”) I thought we should look a little closer at the very explicit prophecy in Jeremiah 50-51.

(1) The word that YeHoVaH[i] spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.

The underlying Hebrew text says “in the hand of” Jeremiah. This prophecy was to be written down and not just spoken before the people and sent not just to the capital city of Babylon but the reference to the land of the Chaldeans means that this was to be sent to the Kingdom of Babylon[ii] in written form to be preserved for the ages.

We also have to consider the mystical aspects of the Kingdom of Babylon so we consider:

“its dependencies; of Rome, and its jurisdiction; of antichrist, and the antichristian states, the last enemies of the church and people of God.”[iii] Dr. John Gill.

Jeremiah’s predicted first fulfillment of this prophecy occurred in 539 when Cyrus the Persian King captured the city. As fate would have it, the disaffected high priests of Babylonian worship of the false god Marduk helped Cyrus[iv] and thus preserved the Kingdom and their mystical Babylonian Kingdom. Marduk is the well-known Babylonian sun diety.[v] Of course!

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[i] All instances of the mistranslation of God’s name as “Lord” will be corrected to YeHoVaH.
[ii] Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament, Johann (C.F.) Keil (1807-1888) & Franz Delitzsch (1813-1890).
[iii] John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible; Dr. John Gill (1690-1771)
[iv] The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament Copyright © 2000 by John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews and Mark W. Chavalas.
[v] Koster, C.J., “Come Out of Her, My People, pg. 50. c2010; Institute for Scriptural Research, PO Box 1830, 2162 North Riding, Republic of South Africa.