Israel – Covenant – Sabbath – Law – Messiah

Oh Lord, Our Lord – Marty Goetz, “O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth” Psalm 8:1.

The following article discusses the promises that God made to the Jewish people more than two thousand years ago, as it relates to their eternal presence with God. We will take a brief “time and scripture” journey as we look at some of the things that are key to God’s fulfilling those promises through the Messiah/Christ.

The Abrahamic Covenant

Genesis 12:1-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) (The HCSB timeline shows that Abraham lived from 2166-1991 B.C.)

The Covenant of God with Israel, which He made through His call to Abram, will be fulfilled through the bloodline of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (God gave Jacob the name of Israel in Gen 32:28-29 and 35:9-10). The covenant with Israel relates to the “seed,” the “land,” and the “blessing,” through which Israel will be blessed, and non-Jews can also be blessed.

1 The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt,
and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

Genesis 15:18-20 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “I give this land to your offspring, from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River: 19 the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaim,

The Sabbath And The Law.

The Scofield Study Bible shows 1491 B.C. as being the year that the Jews began their exodus from Egypt, as they were on their way to the land that God had promised to them in the Abrahamic Covenant. It was during that year that God enacted the Sabbath and the Law with the Jews. At that time, there were other people, whom were non-Jews, whom were living on the far east Pacific coast of Asia; other non-Jews were also living in North and South America. Those people knew nothing about the Sabbath or the Law. Only the children of Israel were fleeing the armies of Egypt. Only the children of Israel were recipients of God’s gifts of the Sabbath and the Law. The children of Israel stayed within their own borders, except when they were dispersed by gentiles in 722 B.C., 586 B.C., and 70 A.D. The Jews were not directed by God to go to foreign lands to proselytize.

The Sabbath

Exodus 16:22-36

While the Jews were in the wilderness, after having fled Egypt, they observed the first Sabbath, “ever;” No one else had ever observed the Sabbath. God chose the Jews, and only the Jews, to observe this first Sabbath, and the ones to follow (The Scofield Study Bible shows this date as 1491 B.C.).

Exodus 16:23, 29 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

23 then he said to them, “This is what the Lord meant: Tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to the Lord. Bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over put aside to be kept until morning.”

29 See, the Lord has given you the sabbath; therefore He gives you bread for two days on the sixth day. Remain every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.

Exodus 31:12-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Sabbath is a sign between God and the Jews (13), and only the Jews. The Jews are to observe the Sabbath (16). Only Jews were present during this conversation between God and Moses. (The Scofield Study Bible shows the date of this passage as 1491 B.C., which occurred approximately 2513 years after the time that Adam and Eve were evicted by God from the Garden of Eden.).

The Sign Of The Sabbath

12 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 13 “But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 14 Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. 15 For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death. 16 So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.’

The Law

Exodus 19-20 – Mt. Sinai – The Law . The Law, and its requirements, are seen throughout Exodus through Deuteronomy. There are a total of 613 Commandments

On Mount Sinai, the conversation about the Law is between God and Moses, about God and the Jews, and has nothing to do with any other people group, including the church. National laws have been made, based on the Law, but only the Jews were directed by God to follow the Law. There are national laws of the USA that are based on the Law that God gave to the Jews. However, there is no such national law of the USA that makes stoning a form of punishment. Two particular laws of the USA, that find their origin in the Mosaic Law, are murder and robbery.

Exodus 19:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

3 Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel:

Exodus 20:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

God gives the ten commandments to Moses, for the Children of Israel to keep. God reminds the Jews that it was He who brought them out of slavery in Egypt.

The Ten Commandments

1 Then God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.

Consider the beginning and ending words of the book of Leviticus; they deal with the Law that God gave to Moses for the Jews to keep. Read Leviticus for an enlarged view of the Law.

More Of The Law Revealed

Leviticus 1:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Law of Burnt Offerings

1 Then the Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When any man of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of animals from the herd or the flock. 3 If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer it, a male without defect; he shall offer it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the Lord.

The Law For The Jews

Leviticus 27:34 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

34 These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the sons of Israel at Mount Sinai.

God’s Promise To The Children Of Israel.

Deuteronomy 7:6 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) (The HCSB timeline shows the lifespan of Moses being from 1526-1406 B.C.) (The Scofield Study Bible shows this verse being 1451 B.C.)

The children of Israel had fled from Egypt, and were living in the wilderness, on their way to the land that God had promised to them. The promised land extends from the Nile River in Egypt to the Euphrates River in Iraq. The total land mass will be realized by the Jews during the Kingdom Age/Millennium.

6 For you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be His own possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.

The Messiah

The Jews were promised a Messiah.

The Messiah – God With Us – Prophesied 742 B.C.

Isaiah 7:14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.

The Messiah – Mighty God – Eternal Father – Prophesied 740 B.C.

Isaiah 9:6 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

6 For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders.
He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

The Birthplace Of The Messiah – Prophesied 710 B.C.

Micah 5:2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Jews were told of the birth place of the Messiah, which would be in Bethlehem, in Judah, as opposed to Bethlehem in Zebulun (Joshua 19:15).

2 Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity.

Messiah Prophecy Fulfilled –

Matthew 1:18-25 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The promise of the birth of the Messiah (Immanuel, Isaiah 7:14) is repeated to Joseph (Immanuel Matt 1:23). Mary would remain a virgin until after the birth of Christ (Matt 1:24). The HCSB shows the birth of Christ as being in the winter of 5 B.C.

The Nativity Of The Messiah

18 The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 So her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly.

20 But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel, which is translated “God is with us.”

24 When Joseph got up from sleeping, he did as the Lord’s angel had commanded him. He married her 25 but did not know her intimately until she gave birth to a son. And he named Him Jesus.

The Law – Unable to be kept – There is no temple – Read the book of Leviticus – The Message Of the New Covenant is, “Christ And Him Crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2).

There are people who think that they are observing the law today, by observing the ten commandments, but they are not keeping all of the Law’s 613 commandments. Read Exodus through Deuteronomy for a look at the Law, beyond the Ten Commandments. Consider the requirements for Sabbath keeping, which is only for Jews. As you read through all of the Law, you might determine that it is impossible for anyone to keep the Law. You may also determine that there is no salvation in the law.

Those attempting to keep the Law should refer to the words of James 2:10 (NASB).

10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.

Christ, The Fulfillment Of The Law.

Matthew 5:17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Christ Fulfilled the Law (The Scofield Study Bible shows the date of this verse as 31 A.D.).

17 “Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill

Now that we have learned that Christ fulfilled the Law, “what’s next?”

The purpose of Christ is very clear.

Luke 19:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Christ made his mission known to the Jews, “His own,” but he was rejected by much of the nation of Israel. However, Christ didn’t give up on His mission to save His own people.

John 1:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.

Christ fulfilling the Law. A message to born-again Jews.

The following verses tell of Christ being the fulfillment of the Law. Everything of the covenant that God made with Abraham, and the Law that was given by God to Moses, find fulfillment through Christ, per the following verses.

Hebrews 8:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) “He,” relates to Christ (Ryrie Study Bible).

6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.

As you read these verses from the book of Hebrews, it will be obvious that the Book of Hebrews is vastly different from other New Testament books. Consider the emphasis that is placed on Old Testament history. These Jewish believers in Christ (maybe some are not believers) are now receiving credible scripture that explains how Christ has fulfilled every aspect of the Law, with its total fulfillment being realized during the time of the Kingdom Age/Millennium. An immediate result for Gentiles is that they have been grafted into the spiritual benefits of the Abrahamic promises. (Romans 11:17-24; 2 Corinthians 3:6). The “grafting in” process is achieved by the new birth (John 3:3).

Recipients Of The Book Of Hebrews (Taken from KJV Study Bible). The headings in the oldest extant manuscripts of this epistle read: “To Hebrews.” The exhortations and warnings of Hebrews indicate that the recipients were Jewish Christians who were in danger of returning to Judaism. By returning, these early Christians could avoid persecution. Judaism was sanctioned and protected by Roman law; Christianity was not. Many of the recipients had undergone persecution and were growing weary (10:32).

The following verses explain the details of the “New Covenant,” which come through Christ, per Jeremiah 31:31, “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,”

Hebrews 8:7-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

A New Covenant

7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second. 8 For finding fault with them, He says,

“Behold, days are coming, says the Lord, When I will effect a new covenant With the house of Israel and with the house of Judah; 9 Not like the covenant which I made with their fathers On the day when I took them by the hand To lead them out of the land of Egypt; For they did not continue in My covenant, And I did not care for them, says the Lord. 10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their minds, And I will write them on their hearts. And I will be their God, And they shall be My people. 11 “And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen, And everyone his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ For all will know Me, From the least to the greatest of them. 12 “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And I will remember their sins no more.”

13 When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.

A time of instruction has come and gone. I trust that you have been blessed by God’s Word, as it has been shown in this article. But, now, let’s move to a time of worship; the music of Marty Goetz is very worshipful. In the following video, Marty is accompanied by his daughter, who is holding her son. As I watched the video, I thought, “how quickly time flies.” Being a father, and grandfather, I have seen the hands of my clock turning, “much too fast,” and the pages of my calendar flipping to the next month, “all too soon.” I am very thankful for Marty and Jennifer Goetz for being such Godly and responsible parents to their daughter, Misha. May the message of responsible parenting be spread throughout all families.

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The Aaronic Blessing 2

Numbers 6:22-27 King James Version (KJV)

The Aaronic Blessing

22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:

25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.

Matthew 28:16-20 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

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6 To Armageddon – The Feasts

Most Beautiful Shabbat Video Ever!!!!Having grown up in a city of a significant Jewish population, and having gone to school with many Jewish classmates, the experience was gratifying, and has stayed with me all of my life. I can remember two special Jewish classmates that started first grade with me, and also graduated with me; they were twin sisters, and grew up in a wonderful Jewish family. During each school week, my Jewish friends went to Hebrew School, which took place at the end of each regular school day, four days a week, for two hours each day. My question was, “why can’t I go too?” lol

In my adult years, after I began to understand the Godly significance of the Jewish people (Deuteronomy 7:6), I was blessed by the closeness of Jewish families, which I observed frequently. One particular Jewish neighborhood was located near two synagogues. The Sabbath begins at sunset on each Friday, and ends at sunset on the next day, Saturday. I can remember seeing male Jews walking together to Friday evening Sabbath services. On Saturday mornings, I saw women and Children as they walked to sabbath services. The women pushed strollers, having small children in them; older children walked too, and talked to their Jewish children friends. The women would be dressed very modestly, in conservative clothing, and shared in their own conversations. It was a beautiful site to see, especially on sunny Saturday mornings

The festivals that the Jews observed began to take on a special significance within me. During Hanukkah and Passover, I would drive through one particular Jewish neighborhood. I saw groups of Jewish friends and families walking to their specific houses of meeting for their Shabbat (Sabbath), Passover and Hanukkah meals and observances. A warmness would come over me as I saw, through large bay windows, the families and friends seated around a long table. The senior male would sit at the far end of the table. His wife (female!) would be seated at the other end of the table, closest to the window. Candles were lit, giving a beautiful glow to a soul-stirring Jewish setting. The opening video of this post shows a scene of Jewish family and friends as they honor Sabbath. Such a scene is symbolic of the warm memories that are stored deeply in my mind, that I am sharing now.

As a part of this article, I will begin a discussion of the seven, “Feasts of the Lord.” As each of the feasts comes near on the Jewish calendar, I will publish an article on those feasts to help non-Jews to gain a better understanding of a special part of Jewish life that is often not understood by non-Jews

The following video introduces the aforementioned study of the feasts. Each of the three men that are taking place in the discussion were born to Jewish families, but have come to know Christ as their Messiah. The names of the men are (left to right), “Michael Rydelnik, Avner Boskey and Michael Brown.

Jesus in the Feasts of Israel — Introduction – As we continue our study of, “To Armageddon,” which is enclosed in the overall teaching of “The Jewish Prophets,” we approach another time of “God’s Pan For the Ages,” known as “The Lord’s Appointed Times” and “the Appointed times of the Lord.” You will notice in the following verses that God told Moses, to the tell the children of Israel, to proclaim “The Lord’s Appointed Times,” at their “appointed times.

Leviticus 23:1, 2 44 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

1 The Lord spoke again to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these:

4 ‘These are the appointed times of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them.

44 So Moses declared to the sons of Israel the appointed times of the Lord.

There was never such a proclamation given to non-Jews to keep the feasts. However, it is a great learning experience for non-Jews, to gain a clearer understanding of “the feasts of the Lord.” The feasts will be fulfilled in Christ, and in end time events.

It is amazing to know that Passover (Matthew 26:26-29) and the Feast of Tabernacles (Zechariah 14:19) will be observed during the millennium. The feasts are also known as Festivals.

An explanation of each of the feasts is provided next. More information will be provided for each festival as the time becomes closer. Each festival begins at sunset on the first day of each festival, and continues until sunset of the last day of the festival.

Pesach/Passover — (April 19 – April 20, 2019) Pointed to the Messiah as our Passover lamb whose blood would be shed for our sins. Jesus was crucified on the day of preparation for the Passover, at the same time that the lambs were being slaughtered for the Passover meal that evening.

Chag Hamotzi/Unleavened Bread — (April 20 – April 27, 2019) Pointed to the Messiah’s sinless life, making Him the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Jesus’ body was in the grave during the first days of this feast, like a kernel of wheat planted and waiting to burst forth as the bread of life.

Yom Habikkurim/First Fruits — (April 21 – April 22, 2019) Pointed to the Messiah’s resurrection as the first fruits of the righteous. Jesus was resurrected on this very day, which is one of the reasons that Paul refers to him in I Corinthians 15:20 as the “first fruits from the dead.”

Shavuot/Harvest/Weeks/Pentecost — (June 8 – June 10, 2019) Pointed to the great harvest of souls, both Jew and Gentile. The Church was actually established on this day when the Messiah poured out the Holy Spirit, and 3,000 souls responded to Peter’s first proclamation of the Gospel.

Rosh Hashanah/Trumpets – (September 9, 2018 – September 11, 2018) Points to the Rapture when the Messiah will appear in the heavens as a Bridegroom coming for His bride, the Church. The Rapture is associated in Scripture with the blowing of a loud trumpet (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:52)

Yom Kippur/Atonement — (September 18 – 19, 2018) Points to the day of the Second Coming of Jesus when He will return to earth. That will be the day of atonement for the Jewish remnant when they “look upon Him whom they have pierced,” repent of their sins, and receive Him as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10 and Romans 11:1-6, 25-36).

Sukkot/Tabernacles — (September 23 – 30, 2018) Points to the Lord’s promise that He will once again tabernacle with His people when He returns to reign over all the world from Jerusalem (Micah 4:1-7).

We have been studying. Now, let’s worship.

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6 – To Armageddon 2

The events of this opening video will happen! Please don’t scoff at them! This series of articles is a plea for people to accept Christ, the Messiah, as their Lord and Savior. The opening video clip comes from the “Left Behind” movie, but it is within the bounds of Holy Scripture. In the narrative of this article, repetition is used for reinforcement purposes.

It is during an otherwise uneventful flight across the Atlantic Ocean, that all children are suddenly missing from an airliner that is flying at “flight level three seven zero,” which is approximately thirty-seven thousand feet in the air. Not only are some adults missing, their clothes and childrens’ toys remain in empty seats. The pilot decides to make a left hand, “one hundred eighty degree turn,” to go back to their home airport, only to find more chaos; more people missing! The common bond that is shared by those whom are missing, “all around the world,” is that they are either small children, or adults whom had previously made decisions to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Christ, through the rapture, had suddenly taken those saints of God away from earth, so that they would not have to endure the “soon to follow” judgments of God on a sinful world in a seven-year period of time that is known as the tribulation. (Rapture: English; Harpazo: Greek; Rapio: Latin). The rapture can be explained as being, “the catching up,” or “the snatching away.” The “catching up” of God’s people has been used by God in the past for His purposes, both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. We will discuss those situations in future articles.

The following passages of scripture explain that which happens when the rapture takes place.

John 14:1-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

1 Corinthians 15:52 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

In this article, we will touch on four times of eschatology. We will briefly discuss the rapture, the tribulation, the millennium and the eternal state. We are now going to “jump forward,” as we continue our study of “To Armageddon,” which falls in line with our overall study of “The Jewish Prophets Of Israel.” All of our teaching videos are important for us in attaining a proper understanding of Eschatology/last things/end times studies. We will study end times events that happen to those whom are left behind on earth, after not being caught up in the rapture. We will study the rapture of the church, the tribulation, and the second coming of Christ to earth; Christ’s second coming will take place at the battle of Armageddon.” We will continue our study of the millennium and the eternal state, which will follow the Battle of Armageddon, in order. This, “To Armageddon Study,” will address those things which will occur on earth, up until the time that Christ returns to earth from the marriage of the Lamb with His bride, the church. The marriage will just have taken place in the third heaven, where the New Testament raptured and resurrected believers in Christ join in spiritual marriage with Christ. The bride will be the “bride of all brides.” Christ,the bridegroom, will be the bridegroom of all bridegrooms. Angels will accompany Christ and His bride to earth. At that point in time, we will “go forward” in our study, from the Battle of Armageddon to the Kingdom Age (millennium), which will be followed by the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem. We will study the scriptures that state the purpose for the tribulation as being God’s drawing of unsaved Jews to saving faith in Christ, as well as being God’s judgment on sin. There is no purpose for “the bride of Christ” to be among the “earth dwellers,” whom will come under the judgments of God. In essence, the inspired Word that was penned by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:25, “husbands love your wives,” will not also tell us that Christ will leave His bride on earth to suffer from the judgments of God that He, personally, will pour out on the earth. Now! On to our study.

In the following video, Dr.Jimmy DeYoung discusses the book of Revelation, with an awareness of the absence of the “church” from Revelation 3:22 through Revelation 22:16. The obvious reason for such an omission of the church in most of Revelation is that the born again body of believers in Christ (the church), had been caught up to the third heaven, and is not present on earth during the judgments of God that will be poured out on the earth, and which will affect “those whom dwell on the earth,” (Revelation 3:10, 6:10, 8:13, 11:10, 13:8, 13:14, 17:8).

From Revelation 4:1, though the end of the Book of Revelation, Israel is mentioned three times (7:4, 12:1, and 22:12). Those whom are present with Christ during the millennium are known as: “priests and kings of God and of Christ” (20:6), and “saints” (20:9). During the eternal state, those whom are present are said to be: “mankind” (21:3); “people” (of God) (21:3);”those whom are saved” (21:24); and “servants”(believers in Christ)(22:2). Since there is no identity of those in the eternal state as being either, Jew or Christian, it is easy to see that all whom go from the millennium into the eternal state are “one in Christ,” (Gal 3:28).

Galatians 3:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

In Rev 22:16, the unusual term “I Jesus” is used to indicate that the Lord Jesus Christ had sent His angel to testify the truth of this book to John, and to deliver the revelation to the churches. (Dr. John Walvoord, Commentary on Revelation). The context of this verse is that its truth was that which was revealed to the Apostle John, in Chapters 1-3 of Revelation, by Christ. The seven churches of Asia minor had the Revelation provided to them by John (Rev 1:4). As with any church, not all of its attendees had yet come to saving faith in Christ. The revelation was given to those churches as encouragement for their unsaved people to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. Notice, also, that among the churches that received the revelation, the church at Rome was not among them. So, really, how significant was the Roman church?

The truth, of the timing of John’s giving the Revelation to the churches, is that Christ will catch up His saints prior to the tribulation, and that the tribulation will precede the millennium. Therefore, the placing of “church” in Rev 22:16 indicates that “the church” is not present during the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem. Instead, 22:16 is a “look back” to Chapters 1-3. (Dr. John W. Walvoord, Commentary; Dr. Daniel D. Green, The Moody Bible Commentary). This same message of the Revelation of Christ has traveled forward from the time of John (95 A.D.), up until the time in which we read this article. It is through the preaching and teaching of God’s Holy Word, and the fulfilling of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8), that the inspired Word of God will continue to be spread forward in time until the time that the rapture takes place, and even during the tribulation by those whom will come to know Christ as their Messiah, their Lord and Savior. Therefore, it is incumbent upon today’s believers in Christ to make our writings and videos available to those whom will become tribulation saints.

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As has been mentioned above, the study of eschatology relates to the end time events of the rapture, the tribulation, the millennium and the eternal state. Once we, as born again believers in Christ, have entered the Kingdom Age of the millennium, our next stop on God’s prophetic timeline is the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem. The sixty-second chapter of Isaiah discusses the millennium. Jerusalem, in the millennium, is also known as “Beulah land” (Isaiah 62:4, NKJV). It will be during the Kingdom Age that saved Jews will dwell in Israel; saved Gentiles will spend time there, too. Christ will rule and reign from Jerusalem. From the time that we have been born again, we have begun an eternal indwelling of our spirit with that of God the Father/Son/Holy Spirit (John 3:3; 14:16-17; 20, 2 Cor 5:17; Col 1:27; 1 John 1:5). On the day that Chris was crucified, He told the repentant thief, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise,” (Luke 23:43). Paradise is a name for the third heaven, or the Presence of God. All of us have suffered great losses of loved ones. However, we have the assurance, as did the thief on the cross, of being with those whom have been born again, “in the Presence of God;” which will happen: (1) spiritually in our life time; (2) in death (as was the promise from Christ to the thief on the cross): and (3) in person after we have entered the Kingdom Age. Let your mind travel. Think of your precious, departed, loved ones with whom you will have such a wonderful reunion, in Beulah land. Squire Parsons sings about Beulah Land in the following video. In the song, the words, “our heavenly flight,” refer to the rapture of the church.

Sweet Beulah Land [Live]

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6 – To Armageddon 1

Israel: Crossroads of Eternity. Day of Discovery. Published on Nov 4, 2010

For more than 2,000 years, Israel has remained prominent among the nations of the world—with Jerusalem as the spiritual epicenter. What is it that God sees in this land and its people? Why is Israel such a magnet, drawing media attention and travelers from all over the world? What is God revealing in this land? Hosted by Mart DeHaan.

The article of this post relates to the revealing of Israel, as it relates to the end of times prophecies that were given by God to Jewish prophets. In turn, the prophets wrote the words of those prophecies to the people of the nation of Israel. We will begin this article with a video discussion of Dr. Renald Showers.
Renald Showers (Dr., Author) (
Renald Showers is an author and Bible teacher for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc.

The sequence of future Prophetic events

The purpose of this, “To Armageddon,” series of articles is to provide credible data that will provide “comfort of thought,” as it relates to the end of times discussion. This study will reveal that there is no “end of times apocalypse” that is known as “Armageddon,” that will cause an end to our world, with all of its mass of humanity. Far from the myth of total destruction is “good news” for those whom know Christ, the Messiah, as their Lord and Savior. Bruce Willis end-times movies are interesting but, they are far from the truth of that matter. We will discuss the two most commonly used words that are used to discuss the end times, or an end of times scenario, with those words being “Apocalypse and Armageddon.”

In addition to being called “The Battle Of Armageddon,” that event is also known as “The Campaign Of Armageddon,” due to the length of scripture-related events that begin in Revelation 16:13 (which is a parenthetical event that appears between the sixth and seventh bowls of God’s judgment), and extends through Revelation 19:21. Notice that, during the Battle of Armageddon, the judgment of God will be taking place. God will be in control of all of the judgments that will take place during the tribulation; God will not be “just an absent observer.” It is impossible to have an end of times discussion without having a certain element of repetition and duplication of thought. With that thought in mind, I will examine some words that relate to the same event. “The final event of the Battle of Armageddon,” and “the second coming of Christ,” (for judgment and for the establishment of the Kingdom Age and the millennial reign of Christ) are the same event. A discussion of scriptures that relate to those events will follow.

A proper understanding of this study weighs heavily on the prophecies of Jeremiah (30:7, 606 B.C.), of Daniel (9:20, 24-27, 538 B.C.), and of the discussion that Christ had with his disciples in his Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24:3-31, Mark 13:1-37, and Luke 21:5-36, 30 A.D.). The Olivet discourse has an overview of the tribulation, with the last half being known as The Great Tribulation. The details of the tribulation are shown in “The Revelation To John” (4:1-19:21, 95 A.D.)

Dr. Renald Shower’s video provides a very good explanation of the events that lead to the tribulation. Immediately following the tribulation will be the establishment by Christ of His thousand-year earthly reign, that will consist only of those whom have been born again. Those whom have not been born again will spend the thousand-years in a state of death. Following the thousand-year reign of Christ, those whom had not been born again will be judged for their sins at the Great White Throne Judgment, and will be cast into the lake of fire, “which burns forever and ever” (Revelation 20:10-15). Those whom will have spent the 1000 years with Christ will enter the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-2), where they will spend eternity “where the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple (Revelation 21:22); “and the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb” (Revelation 21:23).

A discussion: Apocalypse and Armageddon.

Apocalypse: The Revealing

Revelation 1:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

Introduction To The Apocalypse/Revealing.

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,

Note: NKJV Study Bible The phrase “must shortly take place” is an allusion to Dan. 2:28, 29, 45, since shortly seems to indicate that the things that must come to pass in the last days will take place in quick succession.

The Greek word, “apokalypsis,” is correctly understood to mean, “disclosure, unveiling, or revelation,” and is the basis for the English word, “apocalypse.” There are many people whom are looking for an end of times destruction of all of mankind, to include all of our world. “Apocalypse” is the name that is often used to identity such an “end of world event.” However, such a belief has no foundation of truth. Eschatology is the study of what the Bible says is going to happen in the end times; it explains the judgments of God (Seal, Trumpet, and Bowl Judgments), the Battle Armageddon, and the events that will precede and follow.

Armageddon: The Place

Introduction To Armageddon.

Revelation 16:16 New King James Version (NKJV)

16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.

Note. NKJV Study Bible. 16:16. The place of the battle spoken of in v. 14 is Armageddon, a Hebrew word literally meaning “Mount of Megiddo.”

Revelation 16:14 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Note. NKJV Study Bible. 16:12–14. The sixth bowl involves the Euphrates River, as does the sixth trumpet (9:14). Both judgments deal with demoniacal inspired military forces. The army of two hundred million (9:16) will kill a third of all humankind (9:18); the army in vv. 12–14 will do battle against God (19:19–21).

Note. MacArthur Study Bible. 16:14 signs. These are supernatural wonders (cf. 13:12–15) designed to deceive (cf. 19:20; 1 Kin. 22:20–23; Mark 13:22) the kings into invading Palestine. Their impact will be so great that the unclean spirits are able to induce the kings to make the journey to Palestine in spite of their sores, the intense heat, drought, and darkness. kings of the earth. No longer just the eastern confederacy, but now all the world begins to gather in Palestine for the final, climactic battle (Ps. 2:2, 3; Joel 3:2–4; Zech. 14:1–3). the battle of that great day of God Almighty. The Battle of Armageddon (v. 16). It is the great war with God and Christ (see notes on 2 Thess. 1:7–10; cf. Joel 2:11; 3:2, 4). The war will end when Christ arrives (19:17–20)..

The Event Of Armageddon. The Second Coming Of Christ.

Revelation 19:11-21 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Descent Of Christ For Battle

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:


The Beast and His Armies Defeated

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.”

19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Note. MacArthur Study Bible. 19:17–21 These verses depict the frightening holocaust unparalleled in human history—the Battle of Armageddon, the pinnacle of the Day of the Lord (see note on 1 Thess. 5:2). It is not so much a battle as an execution, as the remaining rebels are killed by the Lord Jesus (v. 21; see notes on 14:19, 20; cf. Ps. 2:1–9; Is. 66:15, 16; Ezek. 39:1ff.; Joel 3:12ff.; Matt. 24, 25; 2 Thess. 1:7–9). This Day of the Lord was seen by Isaiah (66:15, 16), Joel (3:12–21), Ezekiel (39:1–4, 17–20), Paul (2 Thess. 1:6ff.; 2:8) and our Lord (Matt. 25:31–46).

My note. Christ and His bride have just come from the Marriage of the Lamb (Rev 19:7-8). The battle, which has been said to be the culmination of a campaign of battles, is a spiritual battle which is won by Christ (Rev 19:15). Following the Battle of Armageddon, Christ, the bride of Christ (the New Testament saints who will have accompanied Him from the Marriage of the Lamb), the Old Testament saints and the tribulation saints, will enter the Kingdom Age/the millennium/the thousand-year reign of Christ. It is then and there, that the marriage supper of the Lamb will take place (Revelation 19:9).

George Younce of the Cathedrals, sang the following song about the marriage supper not long before his going to be with the Lord. The Old Testament saints and resurrection saints will be resurrected at the time of the second coming of Christ. They will join the New Testament saints which will have just returned to earth from the third heaven and the Wedding of the Lamb. Consider how wonderful it will be to have all of God’s saints, of all times, together for the most wonderful meal that could ever be served, in the Presence of Christ, our “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”

Old Friends Quartet – Supper Time [Live]

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