JEWISH INFORMATION AND THE FUTURE
THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL
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THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AND THE TEMPLE TO THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL
AND THE CHURCH AGE
2-FROM THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL TO THE RAPTURE, THE TIME PERIOD WE ARE NOW IN
3-THE RAPTURE IS SOON TO COME
4-IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE RAPTURE: THE ANTICHRIST COMES FORTH AND THE
TRIBULATION BEGINS SHORTLY THEREAFTER
5-IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION: THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON EXPLODES AND
JESUS CHRIST RETURNS
6-SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR EVENTS
7-THE MILLENNIUM IS NEXT
8-A SHORT TIME PERIOD IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MILLENNIUM
9-THE HEAVENS AND EARTH PASS AWAY; THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT IS
HELD; THERE IS A NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH
10-TO THE SKEPTIC AND UNBELIEVER
11-GOD IS WITH ISRAEL
12-HISTORY OF PAST TEMPLES; THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION
13-FIRST REFERENCE TO A TEMPLE
17-SUMMARY OF THE TEMPLES
18-TEMPLES YET TO COME
19-ISRAEL BEGINS TO REBUILD THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM DURING THE TRIBULATION
21-SACRIFICES WILL BEGIN AS IN THE DAYS OF OLD
THE RETURN OF ISRAEL TO THEIR LAND
22-JEWS RETURN TO ISRAEL FROM AROUND THE WORLD
23-TWO-THIRDS CUT OFF AND DIE
24-THE SAVED OF ISRAEL: ONE-THIRD BROUGHT THROUGH THE FIRE AND REFINED
25-ANGELS SENT FORTH TO GATHER ALL
26-(THE UNSAVED ARE GATHERED FIRST AND ARE FROM THE EARTH)
27-THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS TILL ALL IS FULFILLED
28-THE MILLENNIUM AND EVENTS LEADING UP TO IT
29-ABRAM TOLD TO WALK THROUGH THE PROMISED LAND
30-GOD’S PROMISE REGARDING THE LAND OF ISRAEL
31-SATAN SHALL NOT BE ABLE TO DECEIVE THE NATIONS FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS
32-THE FORMER AND LATTER RAIN COMES IN THE FIRST MONTH
33-ISRAEL’S GEOGRAPHY (COMMENTARY)
36-THE MOUNTAINS DROP DOWN WITH NEW WINE
37-THE CURSE IS REMOVED FROM THE LAND
38-WITH THE CURSE REMOVED, THINGS WILL GROW ABUNDANTLY
39-THEY SHALL PLANT GARDENS AND VINEYARDS
40-THE LORD’S HOUSE IN MOUNT ZION: ISRAEL, NATIONS, AND PEOPLE SHALL GO TO IT
42-WATERS FROM THE TEMPLE SHALL GO OUT FROM JERUSALEM (COMMENTARY)
44-KINGS, NATIONS, AND THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP AND SERVE JESUS: THEY SHALL
BRING GIFTS (COMMENTARY)
SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND PROPHETS
46-SPIRITUAL GIFTS SHALL CEASE DURING THE MILLENNIUM
48-(SCRIPTURE WITH COMMENTARY)
50-(FROM THE TIME JESUS DEPARTED TO THE TIME JESUS RETURNS)
51-(DURING THE MILLENNIUM) (WHEN THAT WHICH IS PERFECT IS COME)
52-PROPHETS IN THE LATTER DAYS
THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AND THE TEMPLE
TO THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH AGE
was prophesied that Israel would be destroyed. It was.
It was prophesied that Israel would be scattered among the islands of the sea, even among the heathen. It happened.
It was prophesied that Israel would be sifted or dispersed among all nations. It came to pass.
It was prophesied that Israel would abide many days without a king. This prophecy came to pass.
It was prophesied that Israel would abide many days without a sacrifice. It happened.
It was prophesied that Israel would serve other gods. It came to pass.
God's Word gives us the definition of what the church is. Then God's Word outlines for us seven churches-ref Rev 2:1 to 3:22. The first of the seven churches began at Pentecost. Over the past 1900 plus years, prophecies listed in these churches have come to pass. This time period brings us up through the first six churches. During the course of these churches, God's Word gave us specific events that would happen. He gave us information about persecutions that would happen during various time periods. He gave us information of how Satan would attack the church through severe persecutions, a lessened amount of persecutions, and false doctrines. From these churches more information is derived about Jesus, about good and bad things regarding each church, about things that would happen, and what to do. Exhortations were given and promises to them that overcame. Rewards were listed, followed with words such as, "If any man have ears to hear, let him hear," which would characterize the entire church.
2-FROM THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL TO THE RAPTURE, THE TIME PERIOD WE ARE NOW IN
was prophesied that one day, many days in the future, Israel would be reborn
into a nation. This event happened exactly as was prophesied. The rebirth of
Israel represents a time clock, signifying the beginning of a countdown. From
this event, we entered into a time period called the latter days. The generation
of the rebirth of Israel would include Jesus actually returning to this earth
and the gathering together of the elect.
Beginning with the rebirth of Israel, the Scriptures give us approximately 360 signs or prophecies to look for that would indicate an event called the Tribulation was about to begin; yet the Bible foretells that despite all the signs, despite the overwhelming evidence that God’s Word has given us, that most people would not believe these things.
These prophetic events that a person could look for once Israel was reborn as a nation, include: prophecies about Israel, Jerusalem, the church, a false religion, religious deception, what people would be like, Russia, Ethiopia, Egypt, Libya, other nations and cities, and the Far East. These prophecies also include: gold and silver, a place for worship in Israel, the currency in Israel, inventions, the European Economic Community, specific events and things that would happen, and miscellaneous other prophecies. Since the rebirth of Israel on May 14, l948, one by one, this huge list of over 300 prophecies have come to pass; yet despite this overwhelming, unmistakable proof from God's Word, people still refuse to understand that the worst time, since man has been on the earth, is about to happen. It is called the Tribulation.
3-THE RAPTURE IS SOON TO COME
prior to the start of the Tribulation, the Rapture of God’s people will take
place. The number that will be raptured will be far fewer than most people might
think. The Bible unmistakably portrays the true born-again believers in heaven
before the throne of God prior to the Antichrist coming forth and the Tribulation
Regarding the Rapture (which includes Jesus coming in the air), it is written, BUT AS THE DAYS OF NOE WERE, SO SHALL ALSO THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE. FOR AS IN THE DAYS THAT WERE BEFORE THE FLOOD THEY WERE EATING AND DRINKING, MARRYING AND GIVING IN MARRIAGE, UNTIL THE DAY THAT NOE ENTERED INTO THE ARK, AND KNEW NOT UNTIL THE FLOOD CAME, AND TOOK THEM ALL AWAY; SO SHALL ALSO THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE-Mt 24:37-39.
(For) THE WICKED SHALL DO WICKEDLY: AND NONE OF THE WICKED SHALL UNDERSTAND; BUT THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND-Dan 12:10. (For) THE LORD KNOWETH HOW TO DELIVER THE GODLY OUT OF TEMPTATIONS, AND TO RESERVE THE UNJUST UNTO THE DAY OF JUDGMENT TO BE PUNISHED-2 Pe 2:9. (For regarding the unjust) I GAVE HER SPACE TO REPENT...AND SHE REPENTED NOT. (Therefore) I WILL CAST HER INTO...GREAT TRIBULATION, EXCEPT THEY REPENT OF THEIR DEEDS-Rev 2:21,22.
BUT YE, BRETHREN, ARE NOT IN DARKNESS, THAT THAT DAY (the Rapture) SHOULD OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF. YE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF LIGHT, AND THE CHILDREN OF THE DAY: WE ARE NOT OF THE NIGHT, NOR OF DARKNESS. THEREFORE LET US NOT SLEEP, AS DO OTHERS; BUT LET US WATCH-1 Thes 5:4-6. BLESSED ARE THOSE SERVANTS, WHOM THE LORD WHEN HE COMETH SHALL FIND WATCHING-Lk 12:37. For the Lord has given us many things to look for, AND WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, THEN LOOK UP, AND LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH-Lk 21:28. (Because) UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME-Heb 9:28.
(For) BEHOLD, I SHEW YOU A MYSTERY-1 Cor 15:51. (For) AT MIDNIGHT THERE WAS A CRY MADE-Mt 25:6; (There was) A SHOUT, WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL-1 Thes 4:16; BEHOLD, THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH; GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM. THEN ALL THOSE VIRGINS AROSE, AND TRIMMED THEIR LAMPS. AND THE FOOLISH SAID UNTO THE WISE, GIVE US OF YOUR OIL; FOR OUR LAMPS ARE GONE OUT. BUT THE WISE ANSWERED, SAYING, NOT SO; LEST THERE BE NOT ENOUGH FOR US AND YOU: BUT GO YE RATHER TO THEM THAT SELL, AND BUY FOR YOURSELVES. AND WHILE THEY WENT TO BUY, THE BRIDEGROOM CAME-Mt 25:6-10. FOR THIS WE SAY UNTO YOU...THAT WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN UNTO THE COMING OF THE LORD SHALL NOT PREVENT THEM WHICH ARE ASLEEP-1 Thes 4:15.
(For know this), WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP (or die)-1 Cor 15:51; FOR THE LORD HIMSELF SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN WITH...THE TRUMP OF GOD-1 Thes 4:16; (and) IN A MOMENT, IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, AT THE LAST TRUMP-1 Cor 15:52; (ref Num 10); FOR THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND-1 Cor 15:52; AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST-1 Thes 4:16; AND THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE-1 Cor 15:52.
THEN WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP-1 Thes 4:17; as it is written, AND THE FIRST VOICE WHICH I HEARD WAS AS IT WERE OF A TRUMPET TALKING WITH ME; WHICH SAID, COME UP HITHER-Rev 4:1. (And we shall be caught up) TOGETHER WITH THEM IN THE CLOUDS, TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR: AND SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD-1 Thes 4:17; (And this know, that they which) WERE READY WENT IN WITH HIM TO THE MARRIAGE: AND THE DOOR WAS SHUT-Mt 25:10.
THEN SHALL TWO BE IN THE FIELD; THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, AND THE OTHER LEFT. TWO WOMEN SHALL BE GRINDING AT THE MILL; THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, AND THE OTHER LEFT-Mt 24:40,41.
I TELL YOU, IN THAT NIGHT THERE SHALL BE TWO MEN IN ONE BED; THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, AND THE OTHER SHALL BE LEFT. TWO WOMEN SHALL BE GRINDING TOGETHER; THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, AND THE OTHER LEFT. TWO MEN SHALL BE IN THE FIELD; THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, AND THE OTHER LEFT-Lk 17:34-36. THEY ASKED HIM, "WHERE, LORD?" HE ANSWERED, "WHEREVER THERE'S A DEAD BODY, THAT'S WHERE THE VULTURES GATHER"-Lk 17:37 JNT.
the twinkling of an eye) WE SHALL BE CHANGED. FOR THIS CORRUPTIBLE MUST PUT
ON INCORRUPTION, AND THIS MORTAL MUST PUT ON IMMORTALITY-1 Cor 15:52,53; (because)
FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD; NEITHER DOTH CORRUPTION INHERIT
INCORRUPTION-1 Cor 15:50. (For we groan) AS WITH THE PAINS OF CHILDBIRTH...TO
HAVE OUR WHOLE BODIES REDEEMED AND SET FREE-Ro 8:22,23 JNT. FOR WE KNOW THAT
IF OUR EARTHLY HOUSE OF THIS TABERNACLE WERE DISSOLVED, WE HAVE A BUILDING OF
GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS. FOR IN THIS WE GROAN,
EARNESTLY DESIRING TO BE CLOTHED UPON WITH OUR HOUSE WHICH IS FROM HEAVEN-2
THERE IS ONE GLORY OF THE SUN, AND ANOTHER GLORY OF THE MOON, AND ANOTHER GLORY OF THE STARS: FOR ONE STAR DIFFERETH FROM ANOTHER STAR IN GLORY. SO ALSO IS THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. IT IS SOWN IN CORRUPTION; IT IS RAISED IN INCORRUPTION: IT IS SOWN IN DISHONOUR; IT IS RAISED IN GLORY: IT IS SOWN IN WEAKNESS; IT IS RAISED IN POWER: IT IS SOWN A NATURAL BODY; IT IS RAISED A SPIRITUAL BODY. THERE IS A NATURAL BODY, AND THERE IS A SPIRITUAL BODY. AND SO IT IS WRITTEN, THE FIRST MAN ADAM WAS MADE A LIVING SOUL; THE LAST ADAM WAS MADE A QUICKENING SPIRIT. THE SPIRITUAL DID NOT COME FIRST, BUT THE NATURAL, AND AFTER THAT THE SPIRITUAL-NIV. THE FIRST MAN IS OF THE EARTH, EARTHY: THE SECOND MAN IS THE LORD FROM HEAVEN. AS IS THE EARTHY, SUCH ARE THEY ALSO THAT ARE EARTHY: AND AS IS THE HEAVENLY, SUCH ARE THEY ALSO THAT ARE HEAVENLY. AND AS WE HAVE BORNE THE IMAGE OF THE EARTHY, WE SHALL ALSO BEAR THE IMAGE OF THE HEAVENLY-1 Cor 15:41-49.
AFTERWARD CAME ALSO THE OTHER VIRGINS, SAYING, LORD, LORD, OPEN TO US. BUT HE ANSWERED AND SAID, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, I KNOW YOU NOT. WATCH THEREFORE, FOR YE KNOW NEITHER THE DAY NOR THE HOUR WHEREIN THE SON OF MAN COMETH-Mt 25:11-13.
STRIVE TO ENTER IN AT THE STRAIT GATE: FOR MANY, I SAY UNTO YOU, WILL SEEK TO ENTER IN, AND SHALL NOT BE ABLE. WHEN ONCE THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE IS RISEN UP, AND HATH SHUT TO THE DOOR, AND YE BEGIN TO STAND WITHOUT, AND TO KNOCK AT THE DOOR, SAYING, LORD, LORD, OPEN UNTO US; AND HE SHALL ANSWER AND SAY UNTO YOU, I KNOW YOU NOT WHENCE YE ARE-Lk 13:24,25.
In the Scriptures, the true born-again Christians are pictured in heaven, immediately after the resurrection and Rapture. After this, the first seal is opened. As it is written, AND THEY SUNG A NEW SONG, SAYING, THOU ART WORTHY TO TAKE THE BOOK, AND TO OPEN THE SEALS THEREOF: FOR THOU WAST SLAIN, AND HAST REDEEMED US TO GOD BY THY BLOOD OUT OF EVERY KINDRED, AND TONGUE, AND PEOPLE, AND NATION. AND I BEHELD, AND I HEARD THE VOICE OF MANY ANGELS ROUND ABOUT THE THRONE AND THE BEASTS AND THE ELDERS: AND THE NUMBER OF THEM WAS TEN THOUSAND TIMES TEN THOUSAND, AND THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS-Rev 5:9,11.
And as the saints are with Jesus, HE SHALL GIRD HIMSELF, AND MAKE THEM TO SIT DOWN TO MEAT, AND WILL COME FORTH AND SERVE THEM-Lk 12:37.
WHEREFORE COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE WORDS-1 Thes 4:18. There is comfort in looking for the Rapture, the blessed hope. There is no comfort in looking for the Tribulation.
AFTER THE RAPTURE: THE ANTICHRIST COMES FORTH,
AND THE TRIBULATION BEGINS SHORTLY THEREAFTER
Tribulation will happen as we near the end of the generation of the rebirth
of Israel. (The last three and a half years of this seven year period, as outlined
by Daniel, is sometimes called the Great Tribulation.)
As soon as the Rapture takes place, a man of sin (whom we call the Antichrist) comes forth. A covenant is signed between he and Israel, and others, which begins the Tribulation, also called the seventieth week of Daniel. During this horrible period of God’s wrath, Russia, Iran, and other nations will come against Israel. Many nations will be involved. One third of trees are burned up. All green grass is burned up. One third of the sea will become blood. One third of the creatures in the sea will die. One third of the ships are destroyed. One third of the waters become wormwood (or poisoned, or radioactive). One third of the day, and also the night, is darkened. One fourth of the world’s population will die. Food prices will soar. Earthquakes, famines, and pestilences will continue increasing as birth pangs of a woman. Crime and hate will abound. One hundred and forty and four thousand male, virgin Jews come forth to evangelize. Many people will get saved, but of these, many will be killed by decapitation for their faith in Jesus Christ. There will also be many false Christs and false prophets. A one world, false religion which God calls MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH will increase. This religion has existed for hundreds of years, and exists today. The nations of the world have become intoxicated with her false teachings. A temple in Jerusalem will be built.
At approximately the midst of the Tribulation, the Antichrist will be killed with a wound in the head by a weapon; but his deadly wound will be healed. He will come back to life. He will proclaim himself to be God, and move into the temple in Jerusalem. The sacrifices at the temple will be stopped. All that dwell on the earth shall worship the Antichrist, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb. During the last three and a half years (called the Great Tribulation), world conditions will continue to get worse and worse. A one world system will be set up. The Antichrist shall make war against the saints, and will overcome them. Power is given to the Antichrist over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. A false prophet appears, that will do great wonders. The abomination of desolation occurs. An image of the Antichrist (also called the beast) will be set on a wing of the temple. If a person does not worship it, he will be beheaded. The elect Jews now flee for their lives to a place where God will hide them, and take care of them during the last three and a half years. People will be required to take the mark of the Antichrist or the number of his name, which is 666, in or on their forehead or right hand. If they refuse, they cannot buy or sell. Two prophets of God will appear. One of them is Elijah. These have the power to shut up heaven that it rain not during their days on the earth. They have the power to bring all kinds of plagues on the earth.
Multitudes will be slain for the Word of God. Locusts will sting men with a sting like a scorpion. It will be so bad that men will seek death, and shall not find it. There will be terrible sores upon men. The rivers and fountains will become blood. Men will be scorched with great heat. Earthquakes continue to get worse and worse. Diseases will continue to get worse and worse. Two hundred million troops will march to Israel from the east and cross the dried up Euphrates River. One third more of the earth’s population will be killed. After 42 months, the two prophets of God will be killed. People will rejoice, but then, after three and a half days, they will arise, and ascend up to heaven. Great fear falls on them which see this. Men will be so terrified, that their hearts will fail, as they consider what is about to happen. Multitudes will hide in the rocks and say, "FALL ON US AND HIDE US FROM...HIM (Jesus)…FOR THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME; AND WHO SHALL BE ABLE TO STAND?"-Rev 6:16,17.
AFTER THE TRIBULATION:
THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON EXPLODES AND JESUS CHRIST RETURNS
after the Tribulation, the Battle of Armageddon will explode. It lasts one day.
The kings and armies of the earth are gathered to make war against Jesus, as
He returns. Jesus Christ will return as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
All His saints will return with Him. If He had not returned exactly when He
did, there should be no life left on the earth. The greatest earthquake in mankind’s
history occurs. The cities of the nations fall. Every island fled away. The
mountains were not found. There is great hail out of heaven, every stone about
the weight of 70 to l00 pounds. The earth will move out of its place. There
are so few people left alive that a child could write the number.
From the coming forth of the Antichrist, to the time the Battle of Armageddon explodes, there will be seven seal, seven trumpet, and seven vial judgments, and many others as well. Never in the history of the world, since man has existed, has there been such a horrible time as will come very shortly.
AND SO ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED: AS IT IS WRITTEN, THERE SHALL COME OUT OF SION THE DELIVERER, AND SHALL TURN AWAY UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB-Ro 11:26.
Following the return of Jesus Christ to this earth with the saints, Jesus Christ will reign. The elect shall be gathered. The Jews shall be gathered to their own land. The Lord will plant them.
The nations shall be gathered as the judgment of the nations shall take place (which is also called "the throne of glory"). All that are left alive, who took the mark and worshipped the image, will perish. All that followed Jesus and survived will go into the Millennium. The judgment of the fallen angels may also be held at this time.
These previous events are only a few of the hundreds that will soon take place.
6-SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR EVENTS
Israel reborn, the latter days.
Over 300 signs and prophecies would take place.
The Rapture will happen.
A treaty will be confirmed by the person we refer to as the Antichrist with Israel and others.
The Tribulation begins, also known as the seventieth week of Daniel. This is generally considered to be a seven year period.
Immediately after the Tribulation, the Battle of Armageddon explodes. Jesus Christ returns with all His saints. The Antichrist and false prophet are cast alive into the lake of fire. Satan is chained for one thousand years, so he can deceive the nations no longer till the thousand years be fulfilled.
7-THE MILLENNIUM IS NEXT
will reign and rule as King of kings and Lord of lords for 1000 years. There
will be peace on the earth. He will reign over all the nations and over all
the earth. The angels shall ascend and descend upon Jesus. There will be great
rejoicing. David will reign as the king of Israel. The twelve apostles shall
reign over the twelve tribes of Israel.
The saints shall inherit the earth and shall reign as kings and priests. They shall reign with Christ for one thousand years.
The judges and counselors shall be restored as at the beginning. There will be a continuing judgment of Israel during the Millennium. There will be a continuing judgment of the Gentiles during the Millennium. The Lord shall judge among the people.
The former and latter rain comes in the first month.
The Lord will raise up the tabernacle of David which is fallen down. Jesus will dwell in the holy mountain, Mount Zion. Mount Zion will be in the height of Israel, and all nations shall flow unto it. All kings and nations shall worship and serve Jesus. The Law shall go forth from Jerusalem, and the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord. Offerings will also be brought.
There will be a new covenant with the house of Israel. The idols shall be abolished. The Feast of Tabernacles shall be kept by the people. The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months shall be kept.
The Scriptures tell us about the people who will run the temple, about entering the temple, about worship, about the worship of the Prince, as well as the temple measurements. A fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord. The waters will become a river. Everything shall live wherever the river comes. Trees shall grow on the banks of the river. Their leaves shall be for medicine.
Israel shall be one nation and shall be called by a new name. There will be new borders for Israel, and the population of Israel will increase tremendously. They will become as the sand of the sea. There shall be old men and old women in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age. The streets of Jerusalem shall be full of boys and girls playing. It may be marvelous.
The population of the world will increase greatly. Their number will be as the sand of the sea. People will live to be very old. A person, who is 100 years old, will be thought of as a mere youth.
Jerusalem shall be made a praise in the earth. It shall be called: a city of truth, the city of the Lord, the throne of the Lord, a city not forsaken. Jerusalem's walls shall be called Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
The landscape of Israel shall be changed. Every mountain shall be made low. Every valley shall be exalted. Waters will gush forth from the wilderness, and there shall be streams in the desert.
The fir tree shall come up instead of the thorn, and the myrtle tree shall come up instead of the brier. The landscape of the world will be much different. The creature shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption. The curse on the ground shall be lifted. The earth will yield her increase.
Food will increase greatly. The light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun. And the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days. God will establish a covenant with the animals. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together. The lion shall eat straw. The leopard shall lie down with the kid. The cow will feed with the bear.
The deaf shall hear, and the lame shall walk. The eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing. The people shall build houses, and the waste cities shall be rebuilt. Some nations shall perish. There will be no more Canaanite. The Scriptures give us information about Egypt and Edom, and the glory of Lebanon.
Israel shall be the third with Egypt and with Assyria. The Scriptures tell us, BLESSED BE EGYPT MY PEOPLE, AND ASSYRIA THE WORK OF MY HANDS, AND ISRAEL MINE INHERITANCE-ref Isa 19:24,25. During the Millennium, the Scriptures tell us, FOR IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO WERE ONCE ENLIGHTENED, AND HAVE TASTED OF THE HEAVENLY GIFT, AND WERE MADE PARTAKERS OF THE HOLY GHOST, AND HAVE TASTED THE GOOD WORD OF GOD, AND THE POWERS OF THE WORLD TO COME, IF THEY SHALL FALL AWAY, TO RENEW THEM AGAIN UNTO REPENTANCE; SEEING THEY CRUCIFY TO THEMSELVES THE SON OF GOD AFRESH, AND PUT HIM TO AN OPEN SHAME-Heb 6:4-6.
Many of the laws outlined in the Old Testament may become the laws during the Millennium, during this thousand years of peace.
The thousand years comes to an end. No Scripture using the terms: the latter days, latter year, latter years, latter time, latter times appear from this point on.
8-A SHORT TIME PERIOD IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MILLENNIUM
Satan is let loose for a little season and goes forth to deceive the nations once again. He gathers them together to battle. They surround the camp of the saints and the beloved city. Fire comes down from God out of heaven and devours them. The devil is cast into the lake of fire.
HEAVENS AND EARTH PASS AWAY; THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT IS HELD;
THERE IS A NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH; THERE IS NEW JERUSALEM AND ETERNITY
heavens and the earth pass away.
The great white throne judgment is held. Hell delivered up the dead. Death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Those multiple billions of people that rejected Jesus shall be in the lake of fire, tormented day and night for ever, and ever, and ever, and ever. There will be no pardon and no escape.
The Scriptures tell us about His enemies becoming His footstool.
A new heaven and a new earth come forth.
The New Jerusalem comes forth, whose builder and maker is God.
Jesus shall deliver up the kingdom to God, even the Father.
The former things shall no longer be remembered.
So shall the saints ever be with the Lord. It is written, EYE HATH NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NEITHER HAVE ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN, THE THINGS WHICH GOD HATH PREPARED FOR THEM THAT LOVE HIM-1 Cor 2:9.
10-TO THE SKEPTIC AND UNBELIEVER
This may all sound like a fairy tale, but remember, there are approximately 10,000 prophecies in the Bible—every single one up to this time has come true without a single exception. THE FOOL HATH SAID IN HIS HEART, THERE IS NO GOD-Ps 14:1.
11-GOD IS WITH ISRAEL
is written, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; IN THAT DAY WHEN MY PEOPLE OF ISRAEL DWELLETH
In this last generation, since being reborn into a nation, Israel has been attacked again and again. In 1948, Israel was a new nation with a small population. The combined forces of Egypt, Trans-Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia attacked Israel, yet Israel prevailed. In the Six-Day War of 1967, Israel won a lightning victory over the combined forces of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. Israel captured over one billion dollars of Russian-Arab arms. They also captured most of the Sinai Peninsula, the Jordan sector of Jerusalem, and all of the West Bank region, including the Golan Heights. Again, in l973, during the Yom Kippur War (on the Jewish Day of Atonement), Egypt and Syria attacked Israel. Israel defeated them both despite assistance from six other Arab League nations. Israel is being protected by the hand of God. As the Scripture says, IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?-Ro 8:31. This prophecy is perfect.
12-HISTORY OF PAST TEMPLES; TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION
Lord said to Moses, LET THEM MAKE ME A SANCTUARY; THAT I MAY DWELL AMONG THEM.
ACCORDING TO ALL THAT I SHOW THEE, AFTER THE PATTERN OF THE TABERNACLE-Ex 25:8,9.
AND MOSES TOOK THE TABERNACLE, AND PITCHED IT WITHOUT THE CAMP, AFAR OFF FROM
THE CAMP, AND CALLED IT THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION. AND IT CAME TO PASS,
THAT EVERY ONE WHICH SOUGHT THE LORD WENT OUT UNTO THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION,
WHICH WAS WITHOUT THE CAMP-Ex 33:7.
The tabernacle in the wilderness is called the tabernacle of the congregation. (For more information note-Ex 25:9; 27:21; 2 Chr 1:3 and many other verses.)
13-FIRST REFERENCE TO A TEMPLE
The first reference in the Bible using the word temple is in 1 Sam 1:9. SO HANNAH ROSE UP AFTER THEY HAD EATEN IN SHILOH, AND AFTER THEY HAD DRUNK. NOW ELI THE PRIEST SAT UPON A SEAT BY THE POST OF THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD. The word "temple," used here, denotes a large or impressive royal room or palace. It was at Shiloh. It is also written...THE WOMEN THAT ASSEMBLED AT THE DOOR OF THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION-1 Sam 2:22. AND ERE THE LAMP OF GOD WENT OUT IN THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, WHERE THE ARK OF GOD WAS-1 Sam 3:3. Note both words "temple" and "tabernacle" are mentioned here.
was called of God to build a temple. As it is written, AND, BEHOLD, I PURPOSE
TO BUILD AN HOUSE UNTO THE NAME OF THE LORD MY GOD, AS THE LORD SPAKE UNTO DAVID
MY FATHER, SAYING, THY SON, WHOM I WILL SET UPON THY THRONE IN THY ROOM, HE
SHALL BUILD AN HOUSE UNTO MY NAME-1 Ki 5:5.
Solomon was building the magnificent first temple, from approximately 982 B.C. (seven years) to 975 B.C. AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THE FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTIETH YEAR AFTER THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WERE COME OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF SOLOMON’S REIGN OVER ISRAEL, IN THE MONTH ZIF, WHICH IS THE SECOND MONTH, THAT HE BEGAN TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. IN THE FOURTH YEAR WAS THE FOUNDATION OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD LAID, IN THE MONTH ZIF-1 Ki 6:1,37. THEN SOLOMON BEGAN TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF THE LORD AT JERUSALEM IN MOUNT MORIAH, WHERE THE LORD APPEARED UNTO DAVID HIS FATHER (David was Solomon’s father), IN THE PLACE THAT DAVID HAD PREPARED IN THE THRESHINGFLOOR OF ORNAN THE JEBUSITE. AND HE BEGAN TO BUILD IN THE SECOND DAY OF THE SECOND MONTH, IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF HIS REIGN-2 Chr 3:1,2.
There are also other reference verses on the temple: God’s promise to Solomon-1 Ki 6:11-13; dimensions of the temple-1 Ki 6:2 and 2 Chr 3:3; materials of the temple-1 Ki 6:7,9 and 2 Chr 3:5-7; the porch-1 Ki 6:3 and 2 Chr 3:4; windows-1 Ki 6:4; stories-1 Ki 6:5,6,8,10; Most Holy place-1 Ki 6:16-22 and 2 Chr 3:8,9; cherubim-1 Ki 6:23-28 and 2 Chr 3:10-13; the veil-2 Chr 3:14; the walls and floor-1 Ki 6:15,29,30; doors-1 Ki 6:31-35; completion of the temple building-1 Ki 6:14.
When Israel was conquered by the Babylonians, the temple was destroyed, approximately 586 B.C. AND IN THE FIFTH MONTH, OF THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE MONTH, WHICH IS IN THE NINETEENTH YEAR OF KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR KING OF BABYLON, CAME NEBUZARDAN, CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD, A SERVANT OF THE KING OF BABYLON, UNTO JERUSALEM: AND HE BURNT THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, AND THE KING’S HOUSE AND ALL THE HOUSES OF JERUSALEM, AND EVERY GREAT MAN’S HOUSE BURNT HE WITH FIRE-2 Ki 25:8,9. Other references include, 2 Chr 36:19; Jere 39:8; 52:12-14.
temple (a smaller one) was built by the Jews who returned from Babylon under
Zerubbabel. BUT IN THE FIRST YEAR OF CYRUS THE KING OF BABYLON THE SAME KING
CYRUS MADE A DECREE TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF GOD-Ezra 5:13, approximately 539 B.C.
NOW IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THEIR COMING UNTO THE HOUSE OF GOD AT JERUSALEM, IN
THE SECOND MONTH, BEGAN ZERUBBABEL...AND THE REMNANT OF THEIR BRETHREN...FROM
TWENTY YEARS OLD AND UPWARD, TO SET FORWARD THE WORK OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD-Ezra
3:8, approximately 535 B.C. This remained until about 19 B.C., when it was taken
apart to be replaced by the much larger temple built for the Jews by Herod the
The temple sacrifices were interrupted in approximately 168 B.C., by Antiochus 1, son of Antiochus the Great, who took Palestine from a weak king of Egypt. Antiochus 1 desecrated the temple, abolished the worship of Jehovah, and set up pagan worship. The Jews prepared to oppose these decrees. By approximately 64 B.C., the Jews had cleansed and rededicated the temple. The Pharisees and Sadducees split into definite parties.
temple that Herod built was partly to please the Jews and partly for his own
glory. THEN SAID THE JEWS, FORTY AND SIX YEARS WAS THIS TEMPLE IN BUILDING,
AND WILT THOU REAR IT UP IN THREE DAYS?-Jn 2:20.
Jesus said, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL COME UPON THIS GENERATION. BEHOLD, YOUR HOUSE IS LEFT UNTO YOU DESOLATE-Mt 23:36,38. AND JESUS WENT OUT, AND DEPARTED FROM THE TEMPLE: AND HIS DISCIPLES CAME TO HIM FOR TO SHOW HIM THE BUILDINGS OF THE TEMPLE. AND JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, SEE YE NOT ALL THESE THINGS? VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THERE SHALL NOT BE LEFT HERE ONE STONE UPON ANOTHER, THAT SHALL NOT BE THROWN DOWN-Mt 24:1,2.
This prophecy did come to pass within "this generation." Within forty years of Jesus being crucified, the temple and Jerusalem were destroyed and left desolate ("YOUR HOUSE"). As Daniel prophesied, AND THE PEOPLE OF THE PRINCE THAT SHALL COME SHALL DESTROY THE CITY (Jerusalem) AND THE SANCTUARY (the temple)-Dan 9:26.
Israel has not had a temple since approximately 70 A.D. However, sometime during the first part of the Tribulation a temple will be built and sacrifices re-instituted. During the midst of the Tribulation, these sacrifices will be stopped-ref Dan 9:27, as the Antichrist will proclaim himself to be God and will move in. As it is written, HE (the Antichrist)…SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, SHEWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD-2 Thes 2:4.
The Dome of the Rock now stands on the Temple grounds.
17-SUMMARY OF THE TEMPLES
Solomon’s Temple 982 B.C.-975 B.C. 586 B.C.
Zerubbabel’s Temple 539 B.C.-516 B.C. 19 B.C.
Herod’s Temple 19 B.C. 70 A.D.
18-TEMPLES YET TO COME
Yet to come, the Tribulation temple-ref Rev 11:1,2.
Yet to come, the temple Jesus shall raise up during the Millennium-ref Amos 9:11; Acts 15:16,17.
BEGINS TO REBUILD THE TEMPLE
DURING THE TRIBULATION
The Temple in Jerusalem should be built at the approximate location where the "Dome of the Rock" currently sits. During the shaking of the land, when Russia is in Israel, the Dome of the Rock may come crashing down. Once God has destroyed the invading forces, we may expect that Israel will "rush" to begin building a new Temple. Ultimately, the Antichrist will move into the Temple during the midst of the Tribulation.
is written, AND THERE WAS GIVEN ME A REED LIKE UNTO A (measuring) ROD: AND THE
ANGEL STOOD, SAYING, RISE, AND MEASURE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, AND THE ALTAR,
AND (count) THEM THAT WORSHIP THEREIN-Rev 11:1. From this verse, we note that
there will be a temple built.
BUT THE COURT WHICH IS WITHOUT (or outside) THE TEMPLE LEAVE OUT, AND MEASURE IT NOT; FOR IT IS GIVEN UNTO THE GENTILES (or Goyim, or nations): AND THE HOLY CITY SHALL THEY TREAD (or trample) UNDER FOOT FORTY AND TWO MONTHS-Rev 11:2. This seems to indicate that the temple will be finished by the midst of the Tribulation or before.
AND HE SHALL CONFIRM THE COVENANT WITH MANY FOR ONE WEEK (or one seven): AND IN THE MIDST (or middle) OF THE WEEK HE SHALL CAUSE THE SACRIFICE AND THE OBLATION (or offering) TO CEASE (or end), AND FOR THE OVERSPREADING OF ABOMINATIONS HE SHALL MAKE IT DESOLATE-Dan 9:27. On a wing of the temple, he will set up an abomination that causes desolation-ref Dan 9:27; Mt 24:15 NIV. The sacrifices are stopped in the midst of the Tribulation or 1260 days from the end. Again, this shows there will be a temple completed sometime during the first part of the Tribulation, because the sacrifices are already in practice during the midst of the Tribulation.
IN THEIR SETTING (or placing) OF THEIR (plural) THRESHOLD BY MY THRESHOLDS, AND THEIR (door) POST BY MY (that of Jesus) (door) POSTS, AND (only) THE WALL BETWEEN ME AND THEM, THEY (note-plural) HAVE EVEN DEFILED MY HOLY NAME (the name of Jesus) BY THEIR (note-plural) ABOMINATIONS (or detestable practices) THAT THEY (note-plural) HAVE COMMITTED: WHEREFORE I HAVE CONSUMED (or destroyed) THEM IN MINE ANGER (which, presumably, is Armageddon)-Ezek 43:8. This is a Millennium verse; however, it contrasts what was set up (the Tribulation temple) with what Jesus will set up (the millennial temple): "their" threshold and their doorpost with His thresholds and His doorposts.
21-SACRIFICES WILL BEGIN AS IN THE DAYS OF OLD
have been no "sacrifices and oblations" in Israel since approximately
70 A.D., when they were cut off by Titus. It is written, FOR THE CHILDREN OF
ISRAEL SHALL ABIDE MANY DAYS (a long time, many years)…WITHOUT A SACRIFICE-Hos
3:4. Once the temple is rebuilt in Jerusalem, during the first part of the Tribulation,
the "sacrifices and oblations" are expected to begin again.
Christians acknowledge that Jesus has already come. When He died He said, IT IS FINISHED-Jn 19:30. The veil of the temple in Jerusalem was rent. The sacrifices at the temple no longer meant anything, as Jesus had become the final and ultimate sacrifice for sin.
However, many Jews will not acknowledge that Jesus is the Messiah. They are still waiting for the Messiah to come. They will believe and receive the Antichrist as the true Messiah during the Tribulation. As it is written, IF ANOTHER SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME, HIM YE WILL RECEIVE-Jn 5:43.
It is written, HOW LONG SHALL BE THE VISION CONCERNING THE DAILY SACRIFICE…UNDERSTAND, O SON OF MAN: FOR AT THE TIME OF THE END SHALL BE THE VISION-Dan 8:13,17. This shows that at the time of the end (which is the seventieth week of Daniel, the Tribulation) the daily sacrifices will be offered. During the midst of the Tribulation, the Antichrist SHALL CAUSE THE SACRIFICE AND THE OBLATION TO CEASE-Dan 9:27. Again, this shows that the sacrifices will be started sometime during the first part of the Tribulation.
Regarding the sacrifices, the Lord also spoke of the "red heifer" as a statute for ever.
It is written, AND THE LORD SPAKE UNTO MOSES AND UNTO AARON, SAYING, THIS IS THE ORDINANCE OF THE LAW WHICH THE LORD HATH COMMANDED, SAYING, SPEAK UNTO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THAT THEY BRING THEE A RED HEIFER WITHOUT SPOT, WHEREIN IS NO BLEMISH, AND UPON WHICH NEVER CAME YOKE: AND YE SHALL GIVE HER UNTO ELEAZAR THE PRIEST, THAT HE MAY BRING HER FORTH WITHOUT THE CAMP, AND ONE SHALL SLAY HER BEFORE HIS FACE: AND ELEAZAR THE PRIEST SHALL TAKE OF HER BLOOD WITH HIS FINGER, AND SPRINKLE OF HER BLOOD DIRECTLY BEFORE THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION SEVEN TIMES: AND ONE SHALL BURN THE HEIFER IN HIS SIGHT; HER SKIN, AND HER FLESH, AND HER BLOOD, WITH HER DUNG, SHALL HE BURN: AND THE PRIEST SHALL TAKE CEDAR WOOD, AND HYSSOP, AND SCARLET, AND CAST IT INTO THE MIDST OF THE BURNING OF THE HEIFER. THEN THE PRIEST SHALL WASH HIS CLOTHES, AND HE SHALL BATHE HIS FLESH IN WATER, AND AFTERWARD HE SHALL COME INTO THE CAMP, AND THE PRIEST SHALL BE UNCLEAN UNTIL THE EVEN. AND HE THAT BURNETH HER SHALL WASH HIS CLOTHES IN WATER, AND BATHE HIS FLESH IN WATER, AND SHALL BE UNCLEAN UNTIL THE EVEN. AND A MAN THAT IS CLEAN SHALL GATHER UP THE ASHES OF THE HEIFER, AND LAY THEM UP WITHOUT THE CAMP IN A CLEAN PLACE, AND IT SHALL BE KEPT FOR THE CONGREGATION OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR A WATER OF SEPARATION: IT IS A PURIFICATION FOR SIN. AND HE THAT GATHERETH THE ASHES OF THE HEIFER SHALL WASH HIS CLOTHES, AND BE UNCLEAN UNTIL THE EVEN: AND IT SHALL BE UNTO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND UNTO THE STRANGER THAT SOJOURNETH AMONG THEM, FOR A STATUTE FOR EVER-Num 19:1-10.
RETURN OF ISRAEL TO THEIR LAND
22-JEWS RETURN TO ISRAEL FROM AROUND THE WORLD
the forces that invaded Israel are destroyed during the first part of the Tribulation,
those Jews that have not yet returned to Israel can be expected to return from
all over the world.
It is written, AND I WILL BRING YOU OUT FROM THE PEOPLE, AND WILL GATHER YOU OUT OF THE COUNTRIES WHEREIN YE ARE SCATTERED, WITH A MIGHTY HAND, AND WITH A STRETCHED OUT ARM, AND WITH FURY POURED OUT-Ezek 20:34.
FOR, LO, THE DAYS COME, SAITH THE LORD, THAT I…WILL CAUSE THEM TO RETURN TO THE LAND THAT I GAVE TO THEIR FATHERS, AND THEY SHALL POSSESS IT-Jere 30:3.
AND I WILL CAUSE YOU TO PASS UNDER THE ROD. Note, it says, "I will bring you." AND I WILL BRING YOU INTO THE BOND OF THE COVENANT-Ezek 20:37. God is not willing that any should perish. As a loving father spanks his children when they are disobedient, so Israel shall be spanked. AND I WILL PURGE OUT FROM AMONG YOU THE REBELS, AND THEM THAT TRANSGRESS AGAINST ME: I WILL BRING THEM FORTH OUT OF THE COUNTRY WHERE THEY SOJOURN-Ezek 20:38.
AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE LORD SHALL SET HIS HAND AGAIN THE SECOND TIME TO RECOVER THE REMNANT OF HIS PEOPLE, WHICH SHALL BE LEFT, FROM ASSYRIA, AND FROM EGYPT, AND FROM PATHROS, AND FROM CUSH, AND FROM ELAM, AND FROM SHINAR, AND FROM HAMATH, AND FROM THE ISLANDS OF THE SEA. AND HE SHALL SET UP AN ENSIGN FOR THE NATIONS, AND SHALL ASSEMBLE THE OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL, AND GATHER TOGETHER THE DISPERSED OF JUDAH FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH-Isa 11:11,12. God will cause the outcasts of Israel and the dispersed of Judah to return to their land from all over the world. AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT IN ALL THE LAND, SAITH THE LORD, TWO PARTS THEREIN SHALL BE CUT OFF AND DIE; BUT THE THIRD SHALL BE LEFT THEREIN. AND I WILL BRING THE THIRD PART THROUGH THE FIRE, AND WILL REFINE THEM AS SILVER IS REFINED, AND WILL TRY THEM AS GOLD IS TRIED: THEY SHALL CALL ON MY NAME, AND I WILL HEAR THEM: I WILL SAY, IT IS MY PEOPLE: AND THEY SHALL SAY, THE LORD IS MY GOD-Zech 13:8,9.
23-TWO-THIRDS CUT OFF AND DIE
It is written, AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT IN ALL THE LAND (which is Israel), SAITH THE LORD, TWO PARTS THEREIN SHALL BE CUT OFF AND DIE-Zech 13:8. For it is written, WHOSOEVER SHALL SEEK TO SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT-Lk 17:33. Sadly, two-thirds of the Jews shall die.
SAVED OF ISRAEL:
ONE-THIRD BROUGHT THROUGH THE FIRE AND REFINED
the Tribulation, one-third of Israel shall turn to the Lord and be saved. They
shall be brought through the fire, refined, and tried. They should appear at
this judgment as part of the wheat.
AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT IN ALL THE LAND, SAITH THE LORD…I WILL BRING THE THIRD PART (which is Israel) THROUGH THE FIRE, AND WILL REFINE THEM AS SILVER IS REFINED, AND WILL TRY THEM AS GOLD IS TRIED: THEY SHALL CALL ON MY NAME, AND I WILL HEAR THEM: I WILL SAY, IT IS MY PEOPLE: AND THEY SHALL SAY, THE LORD IS MY GOD-Zech 13:8,9.
ESAIAS ALSO CRIETH CONCERNING ISRAEL, THOUGH THE NUMBER OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL BE AS THE SAND OF THE SEA, A REMNANT SHALL BE SAVED-Ro 9:27. AS THE LORD HATH SAID, AND IN THE REMNANT WHOM THE LORD SHALL CALL-Joel 2:32.
AND SO ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED: AS IT IS WRITTEN, THERE SHALL COME OUT OF ZION THE DELIVERER, AND SHALL TURN AWAY UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB: FOR THIS IS MY COVENANT UNTO THEM, WHEN I SHALL TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS-Ro 11:26,27. The "all Israel" that shall be saved is referring to the remnant (the one-third of Israel that has turned to Jesus during the Tribulation). They are faithfully waiting for His return at Armageddon.
25-ANGELS SENT FORTH TO GATHER ALL
next main event, after the Battle of Armageddon, is Jesus sending out His angels
with a great sound of a trumpet.
AND THEY SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT (or chosen) FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER. The angels are sent forth to gather the elect or chosen of the Lord. They gather those that have been saved by faith and have waited for the return of Jesus. They are gathered from the following places:
from the four winds (which denotes all directions),
from the uttermost part of the earth (which denotes every place on the earth, even the most remote areas),
to the uttermost (or most distant) part of heaven (which denotes from one end of heaven to the other).
The wicked are also gathered. They are afraid.
It is written, For THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE UNTO A NET, THAT WAS CAST INTO THE SEA, AND GATHERED OF EVERY KIND: WHICH, WHEN IT WAS FULL, THEY DREW TO SHORE, AND SAT DOWN-Mt 13:47,48.
For THE SON OF MAN SHALL SEND FORTH HIS ANGELS, AND THEY SHALL GATHER OUT OF HIS KINGDOM ALL THINGS THAT OFFEND, AND THEM WHICH DO INIQUITY-Mt 13:41.
AND HE SHALL SEND HIS ANGELS WITH A GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, AND THEY SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER-Mt 24:31; FROM THE UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH TO THE UTTERMOST PART OF HEAVEN-Mk 13:27.
I WILL SEND FOR MANY FISHERS, SAITH THE LORD, AND THEY SHALL FISH THEM; AND AFTER WILL I SEND FOR MANY HUNTERS, AND THEY SHALL HUNT THEM FROM EVERY MOUNTAIN, AND FROM EVERY HILL, AND OUT OF THE HOLES OF THE ROCKS-Jere 16:16. Certain parts of this verse may be difficult to understand.
And THEY SHALL LICK THE DUST LIKE A SERPENT, THEY SHALL MOVE OUT OF THEIR HOLES LIKE WORMS OF THE EARTH: THEY SHALL BE AFRAID OF THE LORD OUR GOD, AND SHALL FEAR BECAUSE OF THEE-Mic 7:17.
And this know, THE HARVEST IS THE END OF THE WORLD; AND THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS-Mt 13:39.
For I WILL SAY TO THE REAPERS, GATHER YE TOGETHER FIRST THE TARES, AND BIND THEM IN BUNDLES TO BURN THEM: BUT GATHER THE WHEAT INTO MY BARN-Mt 13:30.
AND HE (Jesus) WILL THOROUGHLY PURGE HIS FLOOR, AND GATHER HIS WHEAT INTO THE GARNER-Mt 3:12.
And they GATHERED THE GOOD INTO VESSELS-Mt 13:48.
HE SHALL CALL TO THE HEAVENS FROM ABOVE, AND TO THE EARTH, THAT HE MAY JUDGE HIS PEOPLE. GATHER MY SAINTS TOGETHER UNTO ME; THOSE THAT HAVE MADE A COVENANT WITH ME BY SACRIFICE. AND THE HEAVENS SHALL DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS: FOR GOD IS JUDGE HIMSELF-Ps 50:4-6.
26-(The unsaved are gathered first and are from the earth)
Many fishers fish them
Many hunters hunt them
The reapers, His
angels, gather them
(What is gathered?)
All things that offend
All which do iniquity
(From where are they gathered?)
From every mountain
From every hill
Out of the holes
of the rocks
They shall be afraid
The tares are bound
in bundles to be burned
(The saved are gathered second and are from the heaven and earth.)
With a great sound of a trumpet
(What is gathered?)
(From where are they gathered?)
From the four winds
From the uttermost part of the earth
From…the uttermost part of heaven
From one end of heaven
to the other
(They are gathered to where?)
The elect shall be gathered to Jesus
The elect gathered to the barn of Jesus
The wheat shall be
gathered into the garner
The judgment is about to take place.
27-THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS TILL ALL IS FULFILLED
parable that Jesus put forth began with the fig tree and ended with the gathering
together of the elect. Jesus made known that the generation of the fig tree
would not pass, until the many prophecies He spoke of were fulfilled. Once the
gathering of the elect has come to pass, it appears, this parable will be fulfilled.
AND HE SHALL SEND HIS ANGELS WITH A GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, AND THEY SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER-Mt 24:31.
NOW LEARN A PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE; WHEN HIS BRANCH IS YET TENDER, AND PUTTETH FORTH LEAVES, YE KNOW THAT SUMMER IS NIGH: SO LIKEWISE YE, WHEN YE SHALL SEE ALL THESE THINGS, KNOW THAT IT IS NEAR, EVEN AT THE DOORS. VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE FULFILLED-Mt 24:32-34.
This same message is repeated in Mark’s Gospel.
AND THEN SHALL HE SEND HIS ANGELS, AND SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM THE UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH TO THE UTTERMOST PART OF HEAVEN-Mk 13:27.
NOW LEARN A PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE; WHEN HER BRANCH IS YET TENDER, AND PUTTETH FORTH LEAVES, YE KNOW THAT SUMMER IS NEAR: SO YE IN LIKE MANNER, WHEN YE SHALL SEE THESE THINGS COME TO PASS, KNOW THAT IT IS NIGH, EVEN AT THE DOORS. VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE DONE-Mk 13:28-30.
28-THE MILLENNIUM AND EVENTS LEADING UP TO IT
shall no longer deceive the people or nations. He will be bound for one thousand
God now has great compassion upon Israel. He gathers them from wherever they are located. Hunters and fishers are sent out. His angels shall gather His elect. God’s people are brought into the Promised Land. They return with weeping, singing, and joy. From henceforth, they will dwell safely. No one will make Israel afraid. They will not be moved anymore.
The blind shall now see. The deaf shall hear. Those that could not speak or stammered shall now speak plainly. The lame shall run and walk.
Israel will be one nation. They will not be divided as they were thousands of years ago.
God pours out His Spirit upon Israel. He puts a new Spirit within them. He makes an everlasting covenant with them. He puts His laws into their hearts and minds. He takes away the stony heart out of their flesh. Israel shall walk in God’s statutes and keep His ordinances and judgments. He will be their God, and they shall be His people. All shall know Jesus.
Jesus will remember their sins no more. They are cleansed, they are pardoned.
The idols in the land shall be abolished; they shall no longer be remembered. Israel will no longer defile themselves with detestable things.
The prophets will pass out of the land. Should any thereafter prophesy, his parents will thrust him through. The abominations, witchcrafts, soothsayers, and unclean spirits will be gone.
God also makes a covenant with the animals, birds, and creeping things. Wild animals will not attack people any longer. It will be safe to be in the wilderness. The wolf and lamb shall feed together. The lion shall eat straw, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid. The cow and the bear shall lie down together.
Spiritual gifts will cease during the Millennium.
The landscape of Israel will be greatly changed. The high mountains will be low. The valleys will be elevated. We may expect that the landscape will be plateaus, plains, and rolling hills. The crooked places will be made straight. There will be rivers and streams upon every mountain. There will be fountains in the valleys. The wilderness will be a pool; waters will be there. It will be like Eden. There will be streams and rivers in the desert.
The fir tree will replace the thorns, and the myrtle tree will replace the brier. The tall trees will be brought low, and the low trees will be exalted.
The curse will be removed from the land. The creation will be liberated from its bondage to decay. Farming will not bring forth sorrow. The thorns and thistles will no longer appear. The land shall yield her increase. The farm crops, grapevines, and fruit trees will all increase and bring forth in great abundance.
The former and latter rain pours down in the first month.
Israel shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the earth with fruit. The desert shall blossom as a rose. The flowers appear. The birds sing. The people will plant gardens and vineyards.
The desolate land shall be like the Garden of Eden. They shall not plant and another eat.
They shall deal justly and use accurate scales.
The cities of Israel that were destroyed at Armageddon will now be rebuilt. Regarding their houses, one shall not build and another inhabit.
People shall now live very long lives; they may live even longer than they did before the flood. There will be old men and women in Jerusalem with a staff in their hand, because of their age.
The population of Israel shall begin to increase greatly. Ultimately, the number of people will be as the dust of the earth, or the sand of the sea shore, or the stars of heaven.
Many names will be changed in Israel; they will no longer be called forsaken or desolate. No one will say they are not God’s people. Rather, it will be said, they are the sons of the living God. The land shall be called "Beulah." The people shall be called many names, including the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in, Hephzibah, the holy people, the redeemed of the Lord, blessed, and others.
Jerusalem shall be called, the city of the Lord, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our righteousness, a city of truth, and the throne of the Lord.
The walls shall be called "Salvation." The gates shall be called "Praise." The mountain of the Lord shall be called the holy mountain.
Before the people call, God will hear and answer them. They shall not labor in vain. All shall see and acknowledge that Israel is the seed which is blessed.
When strangers come into the land, they will feed the flocks of Israel. The alien shall be their plowers and vinedressers.
Jesus chooses Jerusalem to dwell in. Nations of the world will be gathered to it. The gates of the city shall be open continually. There will be girls and boys playing in the streets. How marvelous it will be! Jerusalem will have a multitude of men and cattle.
God’s Word also specifies what land shall be given to each of the tribes of Israel.
29-ABRAM TOLD TO WALK THROUGH THE PROMISED LAND
land that Abram (or Abraham) was to walk through would become Israel during
the Millennium. Israel will have all the Promised Land, which extends to the
NOW THE LORD HAD SAID UNTO ABRAM, GET THEE OUT OF THY COUNTRY, AND FROM THY KINDRED, AND FROM THY FATHER'S HOUSE, UNTO A LAND THAT I WILL SHOW THEE-Gen 12:1. Note the sacrifices God expected Abram to make.
l. Get thee out of thy country.
2. Get out from thy kindred.
3. Get out from thy father's house.
SO ABRAM DEPARTED, AS THE LORD HAD SPOKEN UNTO HIM-Gen 12:4. Abraham obeyed. It is written, BY FAITH ABRAHAM, WHEN HE WAS CALLED TO GO OUT INTO A PLACE WHICH HE SHOULD AFTER RECEIVE FOR AN INHERITANCE, OBEYED; AND HE WENT OUT, NOT KNOWING WHITHER HE WENT-Heb 11:8.
ARISE, WALK THROUGH THE LAND IN THE LENGTH OF IT AND IN THE BREADTH OF IT-Gen 13:17.
PROMISE REGARDING THE LAND OF ISRAEL
God’s promise to give the land of Israel will be completely fulfilled during the Millennium.
11:24-EVERY PLACE WHEREON THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET SHALL TREAD SHALL BE YOURS:
FROM THE WILDERNESS AND LEBANON, FROM THE RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES, EVEN UNTO
THE UTTERMOST SEA SHALL YOUR COAST BE.
Ex 32:13-AND ALL THIS LAND THAT I HAVE SPOKEN OF WILL I GIVE UNTO YOUR SEED, AND THEY SHALL INHERIT IT FOR EVER.
Ex 6:4-(God said to Moses) I HAVE ALSO ESTABLISHED MY COVENANT WITH THEM (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), TO GIVE THEM THE LAND OF CANAAN.
Ex 32:13-REMEMBER ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND ISRAEL, THY SERVANTS, TO WHOM THOU SWAREST BY THINE OWN SELF, AND SAIDST UNTO THEM, I WILL MULTIPLY YOUR SEED AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN, AND ALL THIS LAND THAT I HAVE SPOKEN OF WILL I GIVE UNTO YOUR SEED, AND THEY SHALL INHERIT IT FOR EVER.
Ezek 36:28-AND YE SHALL DWELL IN THE LAND THAT I GAVE TO YOUR FATHERS; AND YE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE, AND I WILL BE YOUR GOD.
Gen 12:7-UNTO THY SEED WILL I GIVE THIS LAND.
After Lot had separated from Abram, God said to Abram,
Gen 13:14,15-LIFT UP NOW THINE EYES, AND LOOK FROM THE PLACE WHERE THOU ART NORTHWARD, AND SOUTHWARD, AND EASTWARD, AND WESTWARD: FOR ALL THE LAND WHICH THOU SEEST, TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT, AND TO THY SEED FOR EVER.
Gen 15:18-UNTO THY SEED HAVE I GIVEN THIS LAND, FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT UNTO THE GREAT RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES.
Gen 15:19-21-THE KENITES, AND THE KENIZZITES, AND THE KADMONITES, AND THE HITTITES, AND THE PERIZZITES, AND THE REPHAIMS, AND THE AMORITES, AND THE CANAANITES, AND THE GIRGASHITES, AND THE JEBUSITES.
Gen 17:8-AND I WILL GIVE UNTO THEE, AND TO THY SEED AFTER THEE, THE LAND WHEREIN THOU ART A STRANGER, ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN, FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD.
Gen 24:7-UNTO THY SEED WILL I GIVE THIS LAND.
Gen 26:3-(God said unto Isaac) UNTO THEE, AND UNTO THY SEED I WILL GIVE ALL THESE COUNTRIES.
Gen 26:4-I WILL…GIVE UNTO THY SEED ALL THESE COUNTRIES.
Gen 28:10,12,13-AND JACOB WENT OUT FROM BEERSHEBA, AND WENT TOWARD HARAN. AND HE DREAMED, AND BEHOLD A LADDER SET UP ON THE EARTH, AND THE TOP OF IT REACHED TO HEAVEN: AND BEHOLD THE ANGELS OF GOD ASCENDING AND DESCENDING ON IT. AND, BEHOLD, THE LORD STOOD ABOVE IT, AND SAID, I AM THE LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM THY FATHER, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC: THE LAND WHEREON THOU LIEST, TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT, AND TO THY SEED.
Gen 28:15-I…WILL BRING THEE AGAIN INTO THIS LAND.
Gen 35:12-AND THE LAND WHICH I GAVE ABRAHAM AND ISAAC, TO THEE I WILL GIVE IT, AND TO THY SEED AFTER THEE WILL I GIVE THE LAND.
Gen 48:4-AND SAID UNTO ME, BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE THEE FRUITFUL, AND MULTIPLY THEE, AND I WILL MAKE OF THEE A MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE; AND WILL GIVE THIS LAND TO THY SEED AFTER THEE FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION.
Josh 1:4-FROM THE WILDERNESS AND THIS LEBANON EVEN UNTO THE GREAT RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES, ALL THE LAND OF THE HITTITES, AND UNTO THE GREAT SEA TOWARD THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, SHALL BE YOUR COAST.
Num 24:18-AND EDOM SHALL BE A POSSESSION, SEIR ALSO SHALL BE A POSSESSION FOR HIS ENEMIES; AND ISRAEL SHALL DO VALIANTLY.
31-SATAN SHALL NOT BE ABLE TO DECEIVE THE NATIONS FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS
About the time that Jesus returns at Armageddon, an angel lays hold on Satan and binds him for one thousand years. A seal is placed on him, so that he should not deceive the nations of the world any longer until the Millennium is over.
Warfare and the Millennium
For the first time since man has existed, Satan will not be able to deceive the people or nations. For one thousand years, he will not be able to put wrong thoughts into people’s minds. He will no longer be able to deceive the nations. For one thousand years, there will be peace. The world will love the Jew. People will love one another. There may be some instances of sin; however, sin and rebellion toward God, as it occurs today, should nearly all disappear. Love will prevail. Hate and mistrust will virtually cease.
For one thousand years, the evil and accusing thoughts, people normally have, will nearly vanish; greed, deceitfulness, and every evil way will almost entirely disappear.
The multitude of wrong thinking that we presently have would be gone, if Satan was now shut up and sealed.
The power of Satan to deceive is emphasized over and over in the Scriptures.
Satan deceived Eve, and then Eve deceived Adam.
Satan worked through Cain who killed his brother.
The world before the flood showed the working of Satan.
The world after the flood, again, turned from God, because of the deceptions of Satan.
Jesus was crucified, as a result of the princes of this world-ref 1 Cor 2:8.
It is written, Rev 12:9-SATAN, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD.
Rev 20:1-3-AN ANGEL…HE LAID HOLD ON (or seized) THE DRAGON, THAT OLD (or ancient) SERPENT, WHICH IS THE DEVIL, AND SATAN, AND BOUND (or chained) HIM (up) A THOUSAND YEARS. AND CAST (or threw) HIM INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT (or Abyss), AND SHUT HIM UP (or locked it), AND SET A SEAL UPON HIM, (so) THAT HE SHOULD DECEIVE THE NATIONS NO MORE, TILL THE THOUSAND YEARS SHOULD BE FULFILLED AND AFTER THAT HE MUST BE LOOSED (or set free) A LITTLE SEASON (or a little while, or time).
32-THE FORMER AND LATTER RAIN COMES IN THE FIRST MONTH
the time the two prophets are on earth (1260 days), they will shut off the rain
so that it does not rain in the days of their prophecy. This is primarily during
the second part of the Tribulation. Then the two prophets of God are killed,
but come back to life and ascend to heaven. During the Battle of Armageddon
great hailstones will fall. In the first month of the Millennium, the former
and latter rain comes. The earth springs back to life; it will blossom and bud.
The wheat, the wine, and the oil will all be plentiful.
Zech 10:1-ASK YE OF THE LORD RAIN IN THE TIME OF THE LATTER (or springtime) RAIN; SO THE LORD SHALL MAKE (or give) BRIGHT (or storm) CLOUDS, AND GIVE THEM SHOWERS OF RAIN, TO EVERY ONE (or each man) GRASS (or vegetation) IN THE FIELD.
Ezek 34:26-AND I WILL CAUSE (or send) THE SHOWER TO COME DOWN IN HIS SEASON.
Ja 5:7-uses the words, THE EARLY AND LATTER RAIN. It has been stated that the early rain comes in October and November, and the latter rain comes in February and March (perhaps extending to May).
Joel 2:22,23-BE NOT AFRAID (or fear), YE BEASTS (or wild animals) OF THE FIELD: FOR THE (open) PASTURES OF THE WILDERNESS DO SPRING (or are turning green), FOR THE TREE BEARETH HER FRUIT, THE FIG TREE AND THE VINE DO YIELD THEIR STRENGTH (or have yielded in full) (their riches). BE GLAD (or rejoice) THEN, YE CHILDREN (or sons) OF ZION, AND REJOICE (or be glad) IN THE LORD YOUR GOD: FOR HE HATH GIVEN YOU THE FORMER RAIN MODERATELY, AND HE WILL CAUSE TO COME (or poured) DOWN FOR YOU THE RAIN (or showers), THE FORMER RAIN, AND THE LATTER RAIN (or both autumn and spring rains-NIV) IN THE FIRST MONTH.
landscape of Israel will be greatly changed; its borders will extend far beyond
their current boundaries.
Currently, the tallest mountain in Israel is Mount Hermon, which is slightly less than 10,000 feet. However, it shall be made low, along with all the other mountains in Israel. The tallest mountain in Israel will be Mount Zion, the mountain of the Lord. There will also be rivers and streams upon every high mountain.
Where there were mountains, there should be plateaus.
There will be rivers and streams upon all the hills and high places.
Israel’s cities will be destroyed. Structures can be expected to crumble to the ground; no tall buildings will be left at all. The crooked places in Israel will be made straight. The rough places will become smooth or plain. The valleys will be lifted up and have fountains.
The wilderness in Israel will become like Eden. Waters shall break out. The dry and thirsty lands will have springs and pools of water. Pastures shall spring forth.
There will be joy, gladness, thanksgiving, and a melody in the wilderness or desert.
Where there are now thorns, the fir tree will grow. Where there are now briers, there will be the myrtle tree.
The high trees will be made low, and the low trees will be made high.
The rivers of Judah will flow with water.
Israel will be greatly changed.
17:24-AND ALL THE TREES OF THE FIELD SHALL KNOW THAT I THE LORD HAVE BROUGHT
DOWN THE HIGH TREE, HAVE EXALTED THE LOW TREE, HAVE DRIED UP THE
GREEN TREE, AND HAVE MADE THE DRY TREE TO FLOURISH: I THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN AND
HAVE DONE IT.
Isa 30:25-AND THERE SHALL BE UPON EVERY HIGH MOUNTAIN, AND UPON EVERY HIGH HILL, RIVERS AND STREAMS OF WATERS IN THE DAY OF THE GREAT SLAUGHTER, WHEN THE TOWERS FALL. This applies to Israel and possibly worldwide.
Isa 35:6,7-FOR IN THE WILDERNESS SHALL WATERS BREAK OUT, AND STREAMS IN THE DESERT. AND THE PARCHED GROUND SHALL BECOME A POOL, AND THE THIRSTY LAND SPRINGS OF WATER: IN THE HABITATION OF DRAGONS, WHERE EACH LAY, SHALL BE GRASS WITH REEDS AND RUSHES. This applies to Israel and possibly worldwide.
Isa 40:4-EVERY VALLEY SHALL BE EXALTED, AND EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL SHALL BE MADE LOW: AND THE CROOKED SHALL BE MADE STRAIGHT, AND THE ROUGH PLACES PLAIN. This applies both to Israel and the rest of the world.
Isa 41:18-I WILL OPEN RIVERS IN HIGH PLACES, AND FOUNTAINS IN THE MIDST OF THE VALLEYS: I WILL MAKE THE WILDERNESS A POOL OF WATER, AND THE DRY LAND SPRINGS OF WATER. This applies to Israel and possibly worldwide.
Isa 41:19-I WILL PLANT IN THE WILDERNESS THE CEDAR, THE SHITTAH TREE, AND THE MYRTLE, AND THE OIL TREE; I WILL SET IN THE DESERT THE FIR TREE, AND THE PINE, AND THE BOX TREE TOGETHER.
Isa 43:19-21-BEHOLD, I WILL DO A NEW THING; NOW IT SHALL SPRING FORTH (or up); SHALL YE NOT KNOW (or perceive) IT? I WILL EVEN MAKE A WAY IN THE WILDERNESS, AND RIVERS IN THE DESERT. THE BEAST (or wild animals) OF THE FIELD SHALL HONOR ME, THE DRAGONS (or jackals) AND THE OWLS: BECAUSE I GIVE (or provide) WATERS IN THE WILDERNESS, AND RIVERS (or streams) IN THE DESERT, TO GIVE DRINK TO MY PEOPLE, MY CHOSEN. THIS PEOPLE HAVE I FORMED FOR MYSELF; THEY SHALL SHOW FORTH (or proclaim) MY PRAISE. This applies to Israel and possibly worldwide.
Isa 51:3-FOR THE LORD SHALL COMFORT ZION: HE WILL COMFORT ALL HER WASTE PLACES; AND HE WILL MAKE HER WILDERNESS LIKE EDEN, AND HER DESERT LIKE THE GARDEN OF THE LORD; JOY AND GLADNESS SHALL BE FOUND THEREIN, THANKSGIVING, AND THE VOICE OF MELODY.
Isa 54:10-FOR THE MOUNTAINS SHALL DEPART, AND THE HILLS BE REMOVED; BUT MY KINDNESS SHALL NOT DEPART FROM THEE, NEITHER SHALL THE COVENANT OF MY PEACE BE REMOVED, SAITH THE LORD THAT HATH MERCY ON THEE.
Isa 55:13-INSTEAD OF THE THORN SHALL COME UP THE FIR TREE, AND INSTEAD OF THE BRIER SHALL COME UP THE MYRTLE TREE: AND IT SHALL BE TO THE LORD FOR A NAME, FOR AN EVERLASTING SIGN THAT SHALL NOT BE CUT OFF. This applies to Israel and possibly worldwide.
Joel 2:22-BE NOT AFRAID, YE BEASTS OF THE FIELD: FOR THE PASTURES OF THE WILDERNESS DO SPRING.
Joel 3:18-AND ALL THE RIVERS OF JUDAH SHALL FLOW WITH WATERS.
Lk 3:5-EVERY VALLEY SHALL BE FILLED, AND EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL SHALL BE BROUGHT LOW; AND THE CROOKED SHALL BE MADE STRAIGHT, AND THE ROUGH WAYS SHALL BE MADE SMOOTH.
Rev 16:20-THE MOUNTAINS WERE NOT FOUND.
Zech 14:10,11-ALL THE LAND SHALL BE TURNED AS A PLAIN FROM GEBA TO RIMMON SOUTH OF JERUSALEM: AND IT SHALL BE LIFTED UP, AND INHABITED IN HER PLACE, FROM BENJAMIN'S GATE UNTO THE PLACE OF THE FIRST GATE, UNTO THE CORNER GATE, AND FROM THE TOWER OF HANANEEL UNTO THE KING'S WINEPRESSES. AND MEN SHALL DWELL IN IT, AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE UTTER DESTRUCTION; BUT JERUSALEM SHALL BE SAFELY INHABITED.
Israel’s STRONGHOLDS will be thrown down-Mic 5:11
God says, SO WILL I DESTROY-Mic 5:14
THE CROOKED SHALL BE MADE STRAIGHT-Isa 40:4
SHALL BE MADE STRAIGHT-Lk 3:5
THE ROUGH PLACES (shall be made) PLAIN-Isa 40:4
THE ROUGH WAYS
SHALL BE MADE SMOOTH-Lk 3:5
EVERY VALLEY SHALL BE EXALTED-Isa 40:4
SHALL BE FILLED-Lk 3:5
EVERY MOUNTAIN…SHALL BE MADE LOW-Isa 40:4
EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL SHALL BE BROUGHT LOW-Lk 3:5
FOR THE MOUNTAINS SHALL DEPART-Isa 54:10
THE MOUNTAINS WERE NOT FOUND-Rev 16:20
AND THERE SHALL BE
UPON EVERY HIGH MOUNTAIN… RIVERS AND STREAMS OF WATERS-Isa 30:25
EVERY…HILL SHALL BE MADE LOW-Isa 40:4
THE HILLS BE REMOVED-Isa 54:10
UPON EVERY HIGH HILL, RIVERS AND STREAMS OF WATERS-Isa 30:25
I WILL OPEN RIVERS
IN HIGH PLACES-Isa 41:18
I WILL OPEN…FOUNTAINS
IN THE MIDST OF THE VALLEYS-Isa 41:18
I WILL MAKE THE WILDERNESS A POOL OF WATER-Isa 41:18
FOR IN THE WILDERNESS SHALL WATERS BREAK OUT-Isa 35:6
I GIVE WATERS IN THE WILDERNESS-Isa 43:20
ZION…HE WILL MAKE HER WILDERNESS LIKE EDEN-Isa 51:3
I WILL EVEN MAKE
A WAY IN THE WILDERNESS-Isa 43:19
There will be STREAMS IN THE DESERT-Isa 35:6
I WILL…MAKE…RIVERS IN THE DESERT-Isa 43:19
I GIVE…RIVERS IN THE DESERT-Isa 43:20
LIKE THE GARDEN OF THE LORD-Isa 51:3
I WILL MAKE…THE DRY LAND SPRINGS OF WATER-Isa 41:18
AND THE PARCHED GROUND SHALL BECOME A POOL-Isa 35:7
THE THIRSTY LAND SPRINGS OF WATER-Isa 35:7
THE RIVERS OF JUDAH SHALL FLOW-Joel 3:18
INSTEAD OF THE THORN SHALL COME UP THE FIR TREE-Isa 55:13
INSTEAD OF THE BRIER
SHALL COME UP THE MYRTLE TREE-Isa 55:13
I THE LORD HAVE BROUGHT
DOWN THE HIGH TREE, HAVE EXALTED THE LOW TREE-Ezek 17:24
IN THE HABITATION
OF DRAGONS, WHERE EACH LAY, SHALL BE GRASS WITH REEDS AND RUSHES-Isa 35:7
ALL THE LAND SHALL
BE TURNED AS A PLAIN FROM GEBA TO RIMMON SOUTH OF JERUSALEM-Zech
The land SHALL BE
LIFTED UP…FROM BENJAMIN'S GATE UNTO THE PLACE OF THE FIRST GATE, UNTO THE
CORNER GATE, AND FROM THE TOWER OF HANANEEL UNTO THE KING'S WINEPRESSES-Zech
AND MEN SHALL DWELL IN IT, AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE UTTER DESTRUCTION; BUT JERUSALEM SHALL BE SAFELY INHABITED-Zech 14:11
36-THE MOUNTAINS DROP DOWN WITH NEW WINE
3:18-AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE MOUNTAINS SHALL DROP DOWN
NEW WINE, AND THE HILLS SHALL FLOW WITH MILK, AND ALL THE RIVERS OF JUDAH
SHALL FLOW WITH WATERS.
Isa 4:2 NKJV-IN THAT DAY THE BRANCH OF THE LORD SHALL BE BEAUTIFUL AND GLORIOUS; AND THE FRUIT OF THE EARTH SHALL BE EXCELLENT AND APPEALING FOR THOSE OF ISRAEL WHO HAVE ESCAPED.
Joel 2:19-YEA, THE LORD WILL ANSWER AND SAY UNTO HIS PEOPLE, BEHOLD, I WILL SEND YOU CORN, AND WINE, AND OIL, AND YE SHALL BE SATISFIED THEREWITH: AND I WILL NO MORE MAKE YOU A REPROACH AMONG THE HEATHEN.
Amos 9:13-BEHOLD, THE DAYS COME, SAITH THE LORD, THAT THE PLOWMAN SHALL OVERTAKE THE REAPER, AND THE TREADER OF GRAPES HIM THAT SOWETH SEED; AND THE MOUNTAINS SHALL DROP SWEET WINE, AND ALL THE HILLS SHALL MELT.
CURSE IS REMOVED FROM THE LAND
(This includes Israel and the entire earth)
Thousands of years ago, Adam sinned. It is written, AND UNTO ADAM HE SAID, BECAUSE THOU HAST HEARKENED UNTO THE VOICE OF THY WIFE, AND HAST EATEN OF THE TREE, OF WHICH I COMMANDED THEE, SAYING, THOU SHALT NOT EAT OF IT: CURSED IS THE GROUND FOR THY SAKE-Gen 3:17. As a result of Adam’s sin, God pronounced judgments upon the serpent, upon the woman, and upon Adam. Many judgments came forth, including the ground being cursed. However, with the return of Jesus, the curse on the ground, as well as other curses, will be gone. The results will be phenomenal.
of those judgments that were pronounced by God included the following.
Judgment one-CURSED IS THE GROUND FOR THY SAKE (or because of you)-ref Gen 3:17. Because of Adam’s sin, the ground, even the creature (or creation), became cursed. The earth and the ground and the fields no longer bring forth the increase they once did. The seed no longer prospers as before. The corn no longer gives its increase as it once did. The fruit on the tree does not multiply, and the flowers do not blossom on the earth as they did before the curse. The creation is subjected to decay.
Nevertheless, the curse will come off when Jesus returns and the sons of God (the saints) with Him.
Ro 8:19-22-FOR THE EARNEST EXPECTATION OF THE CREATURE WAITETH FOR THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD. (The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed-NIV.) FOR THE CREATURE (or creation) WAS MADE SUBJECT TO (or subjected to) VANITY, NOT WILLINGLY (or not by its own choice-NIV), BUT BY REASON OF HIM (the Lord God) WHO HATH SUBJECTED THE SAME IN HOPE, BECAUSE THE CREATURE ITSELF (or creation) ALSO SHALL BE DELIVERED FROM THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION (or the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay-NIV) INTO THE GLORIOUS LIBERTY (or freedom) OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD. FOR WE KNOW THAT THE WHOLE CREATION GROANETH AND TRAVAILETH IN PAIN (or as in the pains of childbirth-NIV) TOGETHER UNTIL NOW (or up to this present time-NIV). From the time of the curse, the whole creation—the people, the animals, the trees, and plants, etc.,—have been groaning and travailing in pain, sorrow, suffering, sickness, and decay together until now. There has been sickness, sorrow, suffering, fear, guilt, and death ever since the curse was pronounced thousands of years ago by the Lord God. This will continue until the return of Jesus. Before the curse, there was no blindness, dimness of vision, deafness, lameness, dumbness, or stammering.
Judgment two-IN SORROW (or through pain, or worrisomeness, or labor) SHALT THOU EAT OF IT ALL THE DAYS OF THY LIFE-Gen 3:17. Earning or making a living from the cursed ground will be through pain and exhaustive labor, sorrow, worry, and frustration. Life is difficult since the curse. Men work and work in SORROW; through painful toil they eat and try to get ahead. In many countries of the world today, millions of people work hard, yet do not have enough to eat. Many starve and die.
Judgment three-THORNS ALSO AND THISTLES SHALL IT BRING FORTH TO THEE-Gen 3:18. Now there are all kinds of thorns on bushes, trees, and in the grass. This indicates that, prior to God’s judgment on Adam for sin, the thorns and thistles did not exist. During the Millennium when Jesus Christ will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords, it is written, INSTEAD OF THE THORN SHALL COME UP THE FIR TREE, AND INSTEAD OF THE BRIER SHALL COME UP THE MYRTLE TREE-Isa 55:13.
Judgment four-THOU SHALT EAT THE HERB (or the plants) OF THE FIELD-Gen 3:18.
Judgment five-IN THE SWEAT OF THY FACE (or by the sweat of your brow-NIV) SHALT THOU EAT BREAD (or you will eat your food-NIV)-Gen 3:19. Before the curse, Adam had the job of working and taking care of the Garden of Eden. This may have been a sweet and rewarding job, as the ground brought forth its increase. However, the work of Adam after the curse was to be much more difficult; as it is written, IN THE SWEAT OF THY FACE SHALT THOU EAT. The Lord God is pronouncing a judgment—in sweat and hard work, weariness and much labor you will eat your food. Lamech shows how difficult it was with the curse on the ground in Gen 5:28,29-LAMECH...BEGAT A SON: AND HE CALLED HIS NAME NOAH, SAYING, THIS SAME SHALL COMFORT US CONCERNING OUR WORK AND TOIL OF OUR HANDS, BECAUSE OF THE GROUND WHICH THE LORD HATH CURSED. Indeed, a difficult life was ahead. It seems men are often complaining about their work and are trying to get around this curse by working less and making more. We are to BE CONTENT WITH our WAGES-ref Lk 3:14. Yet it is written, THE EYES OF MAN ARE NEVER SATISFIED-Pv 27:20.
38-WITH THE CURSE REMOVED, THINGS WILL GROW ABUNDANTLY
Lord will do great things in Israel and throughout the world.
With the curse removed, farming will no longer require exhaustive labor; it will be a joy. The thorns and thistles shall disappear.
With the curse removed, the earth or ground shall yield her increase. The production of the fields will increase; the seeds that are planted will prosper. It will be as it once was before Adam sinned.
The corn will be increased and the fields will be full of wheat. The grape vines shall bring forth their grapes; they shall yield their strength. The fig trees shall bring forth their figs.
The fruit on the trees will be multiplied. Israel will fill the face of the earth with fruit.
Israel will have no famine, but will have plenty to eat.
The desert shall blossom as a rose; it shall blossom abundantly.
The flowers shoot forth.
The birds sing, and the cooing of doves is heard in the land.
34:27-AND THE TREE OF THE FIELD SHALL YIELD HER FRUIT, AND THE
EARTH SHALL YIELD HER INCREASE.
Ezek 34:29-31-AND I WILL RAISE UP FOR THEM A PLANT OF RENOWN, AND THEY SHALL BE NO MORE CONSUMED WITH HUNGER IN THE LAND, NEITHER BEAR THE SHAME OF THE HEATHEN ANY MORE. THUS SHALL THEY KNOW THAT I THE LORD THEIR GOD AM WITH THEM, AND THAT THEY, EVEN THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, ARE MY PEOPLE, SAITH THE LORD GOD. AND YE MY FLOCK, THE FLOCK OF MY PASTURE, ARE MEN, AND I AM YOUR GOD, SAITH THE LORD GOD.
Ezek 36:8,9-BUT YE, O MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL, YE SHALL SHOOT FORTH YOUR BRANCHES, AND YIELD YOUR FRUIT TO MY PEOPLE OF ISRAEL; FOR THEY ARE AT HAND TO COME. FOR, BEHOLD, I AM FOR YOU, AND I WILL TURN UNTO YOU, AND YE SHALL BE TILLED AND SOWN.
Ezek 36:29-I WILL CALL FOR THE CORN, AND WILL INCREASE IT, AND LAY NO FAMINE UPON YOU.
Ezek 36:30-AND I WILL MULTIPLY THE FRUIT OF THE TREE, AND THE INCREASE OF THE FIELD, THAT YE SHALL RECEIVE NO MORE REPROACH OF FAMINE AMONG THE HEATHEN.
Isa 27:2,3-IN THAT DAY SING YE UNTO HER, A VINEYARD OF RED WINE. I THE LORD DO KEEP IT; I WILL WATER IT EVERY MOMENT: LEST ANY HURT IT, I WILL KEEP IT NIGHT AND DAY.
Isa 27:6-ISRAEL SHALL BLOSSOM AND BUD, AND FILL THE FACE OF THE WORLD WITH FRUIT. This verse has a partial fulfillment prior to the Tribulation. However, during the Millennium, this verse should be completely fulfilled.
Isa 30:23-THEN SHALL HE GIVE THE RAIN OF THY SEED, THAT THOU SHALT SOW THE GROUND WITHAL; AND BREAD OF THE INCREASE OF THE EARTH, AND IT SHALL BE FAT AND PLENTEOUS: IN THAT DAY SHALL THY CATTLE FEED IN LARGE PASTURES.
Isa 35:1,2-THE WILDERNESS AND THE SOLITARY PLACE SHALL BE GLAD FOR THEM; AND THE DESERT SHALL REJOICE, AND BLOSSOM AS THE ROSE. IT SHALL BLOSSOM ABUNDANTLY, AND REJOICE EVEN WITH JOY AND SINGING: THE GLORY OF LEBANON SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO IT, THE EXCELLENCY OF CARMEL AND SHARON, THEY SHALL SEE THE GLORY OF THE LORD, AND THE EXCELLENCY OF OUR GOD.
Joel 2:21-FEAR NOT, O LAND; BE GLAD AND REJOICE: FOR THE LORD WILL DO GREAT THINGS.
Joel 2:22-FOR THE TREE BEARETH HER FRUIT, THE FIG TREE AND THE VINE DO YIELD THEIR STRENGTH.
Joel 2:24-27-AND THE FLOORS SHALL BE FULL OF WHEAT, AND THE VATS SHALL OVERFLOW WITH WINE AND OIL. AND I WILL RESTORE TO YOU THE YEARS THAT THE LOCUST HATH EATEN, THE CANKERWORM, AND THE CATERPILLAR, AND THE PALMERWORM, MY GREAT ARMY WHICH I SENT AMONG YOU. AND YE SHALL EAT IN PLENTY, AND BE SATISFIED, AND PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, THAT HATH DEALT WONDROUSLY WITH YOU: AND MY PEOPLE SHALL NEVER BE ASHAMED. AND YE SHALL KNOW THAT I AM IN THE MIDST OF ISRAEL, AND THAT I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND NONE ELSE: AND MY PEOPLE SHALL NEVER BE ASHAMED.
Joel 3:18-AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE MOUNTAINS SHALL DROP DOWN NEW WINE, AND THE HILLS SHALL FLOW WITH MILK.
Ps 67:6-THEN SHALL THE EARTH YIELD HER INCREASE; AND GOD, EVEN OUR OWN GOD, SHALL BLESS US.
Ps 85:12-YEA, THE LORD SHALL GIVE THAT WHICH IS GOOD; AND OUR LAND SHALL YIELD HER INCREASE.
SOS 2:10-13-MY BELOVED SPAKE, AND SAID UNTO ME, RISE UP, MY LOVE, MY FAIR ONE, AND COME AWAY. FOR, LO, THE WINTER IS PAST, THE RAIN IS OVER AND GONE. In other words, the bad times have passed. THE FLOWERS APPEAR ON THE EARTH; THE TIME OF THE SINGING OF BIRDS IS COME, AND THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE (or cooing of doves) IS HEARD IN OUR LAND; THE FIG TREE PUTTETH FORTH HER GREEN FIGS, AND THE VINES WITH THE TENDER GRAPE GIVE A GOOD SMELL.
Zech 8:11,12 NIV-‘BUT NOW I WILL NOT TREAT (or deal with) THE REMNANT OF THIS PEOPLE AS IN (I did in) THE FORMER DAYS (or past),’ SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS. FOR THE SEED SHALL BE PROSPEROUS; THE VINE SHALL GIVE HER FRUIT, AND THE GROUND SHALL GIVE HER INCREASE, AND THE HEAVENS SHALL GIVE THEIR DEW; AND I WILL CAUSE THE REMNANT OF THIS PEOPLE TO POSSESS ALL THESE THINGS.
Isa 32:15 NIV-TILL THE SPIRIT IS POURED UPON US FROM ON HIGH, AND THE DESERT BECOMES A FERTILE FIELD, AND THE FERTILE FIELD SEEMS LIKE A FOREST.
39-THEY SHALL PLANT GARDENS AND VINEYARDS
children of Israel return, and the desolate land shall be tilled and farmed.
It shall become like the Garden of Eden. People shall plant vineyards and shall
eat of the food which they have grown.
Ezek 36:34-AND THE DESOLATE LAND SHALL BE TILLED, WHEREAS IT LAY DESOLATE IN THE SIGHT OF ALL THAT PASSED BY.
Ezek 36:35-AND THEY SHALL SAY, THIS LAND THAT WAS DESOLATE IS BECOME LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
Amos 9:14-ISRAEL…THEY SHALL PLANT VINEYARDS, AND DRINK THE WINE THEREOF; THEY SHALL ALSO MAKE GARDENS, AND EAT THE FRUIT OF THEM.
Ezek 28:26-THEY SHALL…PLANT VINEYARDS; YEA, THEY SHALL DWELL WITH CONFIDENCE.
Isa 65:21-AND THEY SHALL PLANT VINEYARDS, AND EAT THE FRUIT OF THEM.
Isa 65:22-THEY SHALL NOT PLANT, AND ANOTHER EAT: FOR AS THE DAYS OF A TREE ARE THE DAYS OF MY PEOPLE, AND MINE ELECT SHALL LONG ENJOY THE WORK OF THEIR HANDS.
Isa 62:8-THE LORD HATH SWORN BY HIS RIGHT HAND, AND BY THE ARM OF HIS STRENGTH, SURELY I WILL NO MORE GIVE THY CORN TO BE MEAT FOR THINE ENEMIES; AND THE SONS OF THE STRANGER SHALL NOT DRINK THY WINE, FOR THE WHICH THOU HAST LABOURED.
Isa 62:9-BUT THEY THAT HAVE GATHERED IT SHALL EAT IT, AND PRAISE THE LORD; AND THEY THAT HAVE BROUGHT IT TOGETHER SHALL DRINK IT IN THE COURTS OF MY HOLINESS.
Isa 30:24-THE OXEN LIKEWISE AND THE YOUNG ASSES THAT EAR THE GROUND SHALL EAT CLEAN PROVENDER, WHICH HATH BEEN WINNOWED WITH THE SHOVEL AND WITH THE FAN.
Mic 7:14,15 NIV-SHEPHERD YOUR PEOPLE WITH YOUR STAFF, THE FLOCK OF YOUR INHERITANCE, WHICH LIVES BY ITSELF IN A FOREST, IN FERTILE PASTURELANDS. LET THEM FEED IN BASHAN AND GILEAD AS IN DAYS LONG AGO. "AS IN THE DAYS WHEN YOU CAME OUT OF EGYPT, I WILL SHOW THEM MY WONDERS."
LORD’S HOUSE IN MOUNT ZION:
AND PEOPLE SHALL GO TO IT
Zion is the mountain of the Lord’s house. It is exalted above all the hills.
Many people and nations shall go there and bring forth the praises of the Lord.
They shall fly as a cloud. They shall bring gold, silver, and incense. Many
nations will be joined to the Lord and shall be God’s people.
The glory of the Lord is upon Israel. The Gentiles and kings shall come to Israel, because God has glorified them. Israel will be a great nation; their name shall be great. They shall be a blessing.
2:2-AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, THAT THE MOUNTAIN OF
THE LORD'S HOUSE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS, AND SHALL
BE EXALTED ABOVE THE HILLS; AND ALL NATIONS SHALL FLOW UNTO IT.
Mic 4:1-BUT IN THE LAST DAYS IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT THE MOUNTAIN OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS, AND IT SHALL BE EXALTED ABOVE THE HILLS; AND PEOPLE SHALL FLOW UNTO IT.
Isa 2:3-AND MANY PEOPLE SHALL GO AND SAY, COME YE, AND LET US GO UP TO THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD, TO THE HOUSE OF THE GOD OF JACOB.
Isa 60:1,2-ARISE, SHINE; FOR THY LIGHT IS COME, AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD IS RISEN UPON THEE…BUT THE LORD SHALL ARISE UPON THEE, AND HIS GLORY SHALL BE SEEN UPON THEE.
60:3-6-AND THE GENTILES SHALL COME TO THY LIGHT, AND KINGS TO THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THY RISING. LIFT UP THINE EYES ROUND ABOUT, AND SEE: ALL THEY
GATHER THEMSELVES TOGETHER, THEY COME TO THEE: THY SONS SHALL COME FROM FAR,
AND THY DAUGHTERS SHALL BE NURSED AT THY SIDE. THEN THOU SHALT SEE, AND FLOW
TOGETHER, AND THINE HEART SHALL FEAR, AND BE ENLARGED; BECAUSE THE ABUNDANCE
OF THE SEA SHALL BE CONVERTED UNTO THEE, THE FORCES OF THE GENTILES SHALL
COME UNTO THEE. THE MULTITUDE OF CAMELS SHALL COVER THEE, THE DROMEDARIES
OF MIDIAN AND EPHAH; ALL THEY FROM SHEBA SHALL COME: THEY SHALL BRING
GOLD AND INCENSE; AND THEY SHALL SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF THE LORD.
Isa 60:7-9-ALL THE FLOCKS OF KEDAR SHALL BE GATHERED TOGETHER UNTO THEE, THE RAMS OF NEBAIOTH SHALL MINISTER UNTO THEE: THEY SHALL COME UP WITH ACCEPTANCE ON MINE ALTAR, AND I WILL GLORIFY THE HOUSE OF MY GLORY. WHO ARE THESE THAT FLY AS A CLOUD, AND AS THE DOVES TO THEIR WINDOWS? SURELY THE ISLES SHALL WAIT FOR ME, AND THE SHIPS OF TARSHISH FIRST, TO BRING THY SONS FROM FAR, THEIR SILVER AND THEIR GOLD WITH THEM, UNTO THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD, AND TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, BECAUSE HE HATH GLORIFIED THEE.
2:11-AND MANY NATIONS SHALL BE JOINED TO THE LORD IN THAT DAY,
AND SHALL BE MY PEOPLE: AND I WILL DWELL IN THE MIDST OF THEE, AND THOU
SHALT KNOW THAT THE LORD OF HOSTS HATH SENT ME UNTO THEE.
Isa 55:5-BEHOLD, THOU SHALT CALL A NATION THAT THOU KNOWEST NOT, AND NATIONS THAT KNEW NOT THEE SHALL RUN UNTO THEE BECAUSE OF THE LORD THY GOD, AND FOR THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL; FOR HE HATH GLORIFIED THEE.
Gen 12:2,3-AND I WILL MAKE OF THEE A GREAT NATION, AND I WILL BLESS THEE, AND MAKE THY NAME GREAT; AND THOU SHALT BE A BLESSING: AND I WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS THEE, AND CURSE HIM THAT CURSETH THEE: AND IN THEE SHALL ALL FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED.
Ps 93:4,5-THE LORD ON HIGH IS MIGHTIER THAN THE NOISE OF MANY WATERS, YEA, THAN THE MIGHTY WAVES OF THE SEA. THY TESTIMONIES ARE VERY SURE: HOLINESS BECOMETH THINE HOUSE, O LORD, FOR EVER.
FROM THE TEMPLE
SHALL GO OUT
fountain or spring shall come forth from under the threshold of the temple.
The front of the temple will face eastward. The waters will flow from under
the south side of the temple and the south side of the altar.
They will flow eastward from the temple.
The living waters shall go out of Jerusalem. Half of them shall go toward the Mediterranean Sea, and half shall go toward what is now called the Dead Sea.
It shall be a constant flow year round.
From the north gate, as one faces east, the waters run on the right side. At the distance of 1000 cubits (a cubit is about 18 inches), the water is ankle-deep; 1000 cubits equals about 1500 feet or just over a ¼ mile. This would be slightly less than ½ of a kilometer.
At the distance of another 1000 cubits, going eastward toward the Dead Sea, the waters become knee-deep. At the distance of another 1000 cubits, the waters become waste-deep. At the distance of another 1000 cubits, the waters become deep enough to swim in, a river that cannot be crossed over.
The waters that go toward the east country, into the desert (or Aravah) toward the Dead Sea, will water the Valley of Shittim (or acacias). This appears to be an area that runs toward the Dead Sea. The river will flow into the Dead Sea. On both sides of the river, there will be many trees. The waters will be fresh or healed. Everything that lives and moves from where the river flows shall live.
There will be fruit trees for food on both sides of the river. Regarding these trees, their leaf shall not fade or wither. Their fruit shall not fail. Every month these trees will bear new fruit, because the waters come forth from the temple. Their leaves shall be for medicine or healing.
There will be multitudes of fish of many varieties. On the bank of what is now the Dead Sea, there will be places to cast in nets to fish. This will be from Engedi to Eneglaim or what appears to be the northwestern shore. There will also be saltwater swamps and marshes. These will not be fresh or healed.
The Dead Sea is indeed dead, meaning the water contains such an abundance of minerals and salt that fish cannot live in it. When a person enters the water, he can float and lay on his back; he can do a complete turn and never get his hair wet. He may go so deep that his feet no longer touch the bottom. Nevertheless, because of the heavy salt content, he just floats or bobs; the water barely goes above his waist, even though he is standing upright and his feet are not touching the bottom.
Zech 14:8-AND IT SHALL BE IN THAT DAY, THAT LIVING WATERS SHALL GO OUT FROM JERUSALEM; HALF OF THEM TOWARD THE FORMER (or eastern) SEA (which is currently called the Dead Sea), AND (the other) HALF OF THEM TOWARD THE HINDER (or western) SEA (which is called the Mediterranean Sea): IN SUMMER AND IN WINTER SHALL IT BE.
Joel 3:18-AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT…A FOUNTAIN (or spring) SHALL COME FORTH (or flow out) OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, AND SHALL WATER THE VALLEY OF SHITTIM (or acacias). This may be referring to the Kidron Wadi that originates northwest of Jerusalem and goes eastward toward the Dead Sea. It may also describe part of the Aravah around the Dead Sea.
47:1-3-AFTERWARD HE BROUGHT ME AGAIN UNTO THE DOOR (or entrance) OF THE HOUSE
(or temple); AND, BEHOLD, WATERS ISSUED OUT (or coming out) FROM UNDER THE THRESHOLD
OF THE HOUSE (or temple) EASTWARD (or toward the east): FOR THE FOREFRONT OF
THE HOUSE (or temple) STOOD (or faced) TOWARD THE EAST, AND THE WATERS CAME
(or was flowing) DOWN FROM UNDER FROM THE RIGHT (or south) SIDE OF THE HOUSE
(or temple), (from) AT THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ALTAR. THEN BROUGHT HE ME OUT OF
(or through) THE WAY OF THE GATE NORTHWARD (or north gate), AND LED ME ABOUT
THE WAY WITHOUT (or outside) UNTO THE OUTER GATE BY THE WAY THAT LOOKETH (or
faces) EASTWARD; AND, BEHOLD, THERE RAN OUT WATERS ON THE RIGHT (or south) SIDE.
AND WHEN THE MAN THAT HAD THE LINE IN HIS HAND WENT FORTH EASTWARD, HE MEASURED
A THOUSAND CUBITS, AND (then) HE BROUGHT ME THROUGH THE WATERS; THE WATERS WERE
TO THE ANKLES (or ankle-deep).
Ezek 47:4-6-AGAIN HE MEASURED A THOUSAND (cubits), AND BROUGHT ME THROUGH THE WATERS; THE WATERS WERE TO THE KNEES (or knee-deep). AGAIN HE MEASURED A THOUSAND, AND BROUGHT ME THROUGH; THE WATERS WERE TO THE LOINS (or up to the waist). AFTERWARD HE MEASURED A THOUSAND; AND IT WAS A RIVER THAT I COULD NOT PASS (or cross) OVER: FOR THE WATERS WERE RISEN, WATERS (deep enough) TO SWIM IN, A RIVER THAT COULD NOT BE PASSED (or crossed) OVER. AND HE SAID UNTO ME, SON OF MAN, HAST THOU SEEN THIS? THEN HE BROUGHT (or led) ME, AND CAUSED ME TO RETURN TO THE BRINK (or bank) OF THE RIVER.
Ezek 47:7-9-NOW WHEN I HAD RETURNED (or arrived there), BEHOLD, AT THE BANK OF THE RIVER WERE VERY MANY TREES ON THE ONE SIDE AND ON THE OTHER (side of the river).
THEN SAID HE UNTO ME, THESE WATERS ISSUE OUT (or flows) TOWARD THE EAST COUNTRY (or region), AND GO DOWN INTO THE DESERT (or Arabah), AND (then) GO (where it enters) INTO THE SEA: WHICH BEING BROUGHT FORTH (or when it empties) INTO THE SEA, (and) THE WATERS (of the sea) SHALL BE HEALED (or fresh). AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT EVERY THING THAT LIVETH, WHICH MOVETH, WHITHERSOEVER (or in every place) THE RIVERS SHALL COME (or goes), SHALL LIVE (or swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows-NIV): AND THERE SHALL BE A VERY GREAT MULTITUDE (or large numbers) OF FISH, BECAUSE THESE WATERS SHALL COME THITHER (or flows there): FOR THEY SHALL BE HEALED (or makes the salt water fresh-NIV); AND EVERY THING SHALL LIVE WHITHER THE RIVER COMETH (or goes).
Ezek 47:10-AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT THE FISHERS (or fishermen) SHALL STAND UPON IT (or along the shore, or beside it) FROM EN-GEDI EVEN UNTO EN-EGLAIM; THEY (or there) SHALL BE A PLACE TO SPREAD FORTH NETS; THEIR FISH SHALL BE ACCORDING TO THEIR (many) KINDS, AS THE FISH OF THE GREAT SEA (which is the Mediterranean Sea), EXCEEDING MANY.
Ezek 47:11-BUT THE MIRY PLACES (or swamps) THEREOF AND THE MARISHES THEREOF SHALL NOT BE HEALED (or become fresh); THEY SHALL BE GIVEN TO (or left for) SALT.
Ezek 47:12-AND BY THE RIVER UPON THE BANK THEREOF, ON THIS SIDE AND ON THAT SIDE (on both banks), SHALL GROW ALL (fruit) TREES FOR MEAT (or food), WHOSE LEAF SHALL NOT FADE (or wither), NEITHER SHALL THE FRUIT THEREOF BE CONSUMED (or fail): IT SHALL BRING FORTH NEW FRUIT ACCORDING TO HIS MONTHS (or every month they will bear-NIV), BECAUSE THEIR WATERS THEY ISSUED (or water flows from) OUT OF THE SANCTUARY: AND THE FRUIT THEREOF SHALL BE FOR MEAT (or food), AND THE LEAF THEREOF FOR MEDICINE (or healing).
NATIONS, AND THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP AND SERVE JESUS:
THEY SHALL BRING GIFTS
the gods of the earth will be destroyed.
The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord.
People shall come from Assyria and from Egypt; they shall worship the Lord in the holy mount. Those from the isles of the heathen shall worship Him. People from one city shall go to another and say, "Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord and to seek the Lord of Hosts." Even those that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before Him. Many people and strong nations shall seek the Lord. All nations shall worship before Him. Kings shall fall down (or bow) before Jesus. All nations shall serve Him and call Him blessed. All the earth shall worship the Lord and shall sing unto Him. Offerings shall be brought out of all nations. Gifts shall be brought to Mount Zion. The kings of Sheba, Seba, and Tarshish, and of the islands shall bring gifts.
The kingdom is the Lord’s; He is the Governor among the nations.
All the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.
2:14-FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF THE
LORD, AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA.
Isa 40:9 NIV-YOU WHO BRING GOOD TIDINGS TO ZION, GO UP ON A HIGH MOUNTAIN. YOU WHO BRING GOOD TIDINGS TO JERUSALEM, LIFT UP YOUR VOICE WITH A SHOUT, LIFT IT UP, DO NOT BE AFRAID; SAY TO THE TOWNS OF JUDAH, "HERE IS YOUR GOD!"
Isa 27:12,13-AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE LORD SHALL BEAT (or thresh) OFF FROM THE CHANNEL OF THE RIVER UNTO THE STREAM OF EGYPT, AND YE SHALL BE GATHERED ONE BY ONE, O YE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE GREAT TRUMPET SHALL BE BLOWN, AND THEY SHALL COME WHICH WERE READY TO PERISH IN THE LAND OF ASSYRIA, AND THE OUTCASTS (or those who were exiled-NIV) IN THE LAND OF EGYPT, AND SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD IN THE HOLY MOUNT AT JERUSALEM.
2:11-THE LORD WILL BE TERRIBLE (or awesome) UNTO THEM: FOR HE WILL FAMISH (or
destroys) ALL THE GODS OF THE EARTH; AND MEN SHALL WORSHIP HIM, EVERY
ONE FROM HIS PLACE, EVEN ALL THE ISLES OF THE HEATHEN.
Zech 8:20,21-THUS SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS; IT SHALL YET COME TO PASS, THAT THERE SHALL COME PEOPLE, AND THE INHABITANTS OF MANY CITIES: AND THE INHABITANTS OF ONE CITY SHALL GO TO ANOTHER, SAYING, LET US GO SPEEDILY TO PRAY BEFORE THE LORD, AND TO SEEK THE LORD OF HOSTS: I WILL GO ALSO.
Isa 18:7-IN THAT TIME SHALL THE PRESENT (or gift of homage will) BE BROUGHT UNTO THE LORD OF HOSTS (or Lord Almighty) OF A PEOPLE SCATTERED AND PEELED (or tall and smooth skinned), AND FROM A PEOPLE TERRIBLE FROM THEIR BEGINNING HITHERTO (or from a people feared far and wide-NASB); A NATION METED OUT AND TRODDEN UNDER FOOT (or a nation powerful and treading down-NKJV), WHOSE LAND THE RIVERS HAVE SPOILED (or whose land is divided by rivers-NIV), TO THE PLACE OF THE NAME OF THE LORD OF HOSTS, THE MOUNT ZION.
Ps 72:9-15-THEY THAT DWELL IN THE WILDERNESS SHALL BOW BEFORE HIM; AND HIS ENEMIES SHALL LICK THE DUST. THE KINGS OF TARSHISH AND OF THE ISLES SHALL BRING PRESENTS: THE KINGS OF SHEBA AND SEBA SHALL OFFER GIFTS. YEA, ALL KINGS SHALL FALL DOWN BEFORE HIM: ALL NATIONS SHALL SERVE HIM. FOR HE SHALL DELIVER THE NEEDY WHEN HE CRIETH; THE POOR ALSO, AND HIM THAT HATH NO HELPER. HE SHALL SPARE THE POOR AND NEEDY, AND SHALL SAVE THE SOULS OF THE NEEDY. HE SHALL REDEEM THEIR SOUL FROM DECEIT AND VIOLENCE: AND PRECIOUS SHALL THEIR BLOOD BE IN HIS SIGHT. AND HE SHALL LIVE, AND TO HIM SHALL BE GIVEN OF THE GOLD OF SHEBA: PRAYER ALSO SHALL BE MADE FOR HIM CONTINUALLY; AND DAILY SHALL HE BE PRAISED.
Ps 72:17-19-HIS NAME SHALL ENDURE FOR EVER: HIS NAME SHALL BE CONTINUED AS LONG AS THE SUN: AND MEN SHALL BE BLESSED IN HIM: ALL NATIONS SHALL CALL HIM BLESSED. BLESSED BE THE LORD GOD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, WHO ONLY DOETH WONDROUS THINGS. AND BLESSED BE HIS GLORIOUS NAME FOR EVER: AND LET THE WHOLE EARTH BE FILLED WITH HIS GLORY; AMEN, AND AMEN.
66:4-ALL THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP THEE, AND SHALL SING UNTO
THEE; THEY SHALL SING TO THY NAME. SELAH.
Zech 8:22-YEA, MANY PEOPLE AND STRONG NATIONS SHALL COME TO SEEK THE LORD OF HOSTS IN JERUSALEM, AND TO PRAY BEFORE THE LORD.
Ps 86:9,10-ALL NATIONS WHOM THOU HAST MADE SHALL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE THEE, O LORD; AND SHALL GLORIFY THY NAME. FOR THOU ART GREAT, AND DOEST WONDROUS THINGS: THOU ART GOD ALONE.
Isa 66:23-AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT FROM ONE NEW MOON TO ANOTHER, AND FROM ONE SABBATH TO ANOTHER, SHALL ALL FLESH COME TO WORSHIP BEFORE ME, SAITH THE LORD.
22:27-30-ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD SHALL REMEMBER AND TURN UNTO THE
LORD: AND ALL THE KINDREDS OF THE NATIONS SHALL WORSHIP BEFORE
THEE. FOR THE KINGDOM IS THE LORD'S: AND HE IS THE GOVERNOR AMONG
THE NATIONS. ALL THEY THAT BE FAT UPON EARTH SHALL EAT AND WORSHIP: ALL
THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE DUST SHALL BOW BEFORE HIM: AND NONE CAN KEEP
ALIVE HIS OWN SOUL. A SEED SHALL SERVE HIM; IT SHALL BE ACCOUNTED TO
THE LORD FOR A GENERATION.
Joel 2:26-AND YE SHALL EAT IN PLENTY, AND BE SATISFIED, AND PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, THAT HATH DEALT WONDROUSLY WITH YOU: AND MY PEOPLE SHALL NEVER BE ASHAMED.
Num 14:21-BUT (nevertheless) AS TRULY AS I LIVE, ALL THE EARTH SHALL BE FILLED WITH THE GLORY OF THE LORD.
GIFTS AND PROPHETS
46-SPIRITUAL GIFTS SHALL CEASE DURING THE MILLENNIUM
During the Millennium, spiritual gifts will no longer exist. Jesus will be on the earth; people will see Him face to face.
Cor 13:8-CHARITY (or love) NEVER FAILETH: BUT WHETHER THERE BE (gifts of) PROPHECIES,
THEY SHALL FAIL (or pass, or cease, or be done away); WHETHER THERE BE TONGUES,
THEY SHALL CEASE (or be stilled); WHETHER THERE BE KNOWLEDGE, IT SHALL VANISH
(or pass) AWAY.
1 Cor 13:9-FOR WE KNOW IN PART (or our knowledge is partial), AND WE PROPHESY IN PART (or partial).
1 Cor 13:10-BUT WHEN THAT WHICH IS PERFECT (or the Perfect, or perfection) IS COME, THEN THAT WHICH IS IN PART (or partial, or imperfect) SHALL BE DONE (or pass) AWAY (or disappears).
1 Cor 13:11-WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I SPAKE (or talked) AS A CHILD, I UNDERSTOOD (or thought) AS A CHILD, I THOUGHT (or argued, or reasoned) AS A CHILD: BUT WHEN I BECAME A MAN, I PUT AWAY (or have finished with, or did away with) CHILDISH THINGS.
1 Cor 13:12-FOR NOW WE SEE THROUGH (or in) A GLASS, DARKLY (or dimly, or obscurely, or a poor reflection); BUT THEN (it will be) FACE TO FACE: NOW I KNOW IN PART (or partly); BUT THEN SHALL I KNOW (fully) EVEN AS ALSO I AM (fully) KNOWN (or as God has fully known me-JNT113).
48-(Scripture with commentary)
Cor 13:8 tells about the Millennium: CHARITY (or love) NEVER FAILETH. This is
showing that love is the most important thing. True love does not fail; it will
BUT WHETHER THERE BE (gifts of) PROPHECIES, THEY SHALL FAIL (or pass, or cease, or be done away); WHETHER THERE BE TONGUES, THEY SHALL CEASE (or be stilled); WHETHER THERE BE KNOWLEDGE, IT SHALL VANISH (or pass) AWAY. This shows there would come a day when the spiritual gifts—prophecy, tongues, and knowledge—would cease or be done away with. Therefore, the question arises, when would that day be?
1 Cor 13:9-FOR WE KNOW IN PART (or our knowledge is partial), AND WE PROPHESY IN PART (or partial). From the time that this was written until now, we "know and prophesy in part or partially." The word "fragmentary" may be applied.
1 Cor 13:10-BUT WHEN THAT WHICH IS PERFECT (or the Perfect, or perfection) IS COME, in other words, when Jesus is come or returns immediately after the Tribulation, something will change. Some consider the perfection mentioned here indicates maturity and is not the actual coming of Jesus, but the perfection of the church. Depending on one’s understanding, this verse could pertain to the Millennium or another time period.
THEN THAT WHICH IS IN PART (or partial, or imperfect) SHALL BE DONE (or pass) AWAY (or disappears). When Jesus has come, the spiritual gifts will cease or be done away with.
This is further confirmed, in Zech 13:2-5, as it indicates, during the Millennium, the Lord will cause the prophets to pass out of the land. The prophets will be ashamed and will not wear a rough garment to deceive. They will say, "I am no prophet." If any prophesy, they shall be killed by their mother and father.
1 Cor 13:11-WHEN I WAS A CHILD, which is right now, I SPAKE (or talked) AS A CHILD, I UNDERSTOOD (or thought) AS A CHILD, I THOUGHT (or argued, or reasoned) AS A CHILD: BUT WHEN I BECAME A MAN, which is when Jesus shall reign on the earth, I PUT AWAY (or have finished with, or did away with) CHILDISH THINGS. In other words, the spiritual gifts are put away, finished, or done away with. Some, again, equate this with the maturity of the church. Note, "in part" and "child" are symbolically related together.
1 Cor 13:12-FOR NOW, which is from the time that Jesus went to be with His Father to the time He returns, WE SEE THROUGH (or in) A GLASS, DARKLY (or dimly, or obscurely, or a poor reflection). Seeing through a glass darkly or dimly corresponds with v.9, because it says "in part."
BUT THEN, which denotes the time Jesus returns and reigns on the earth, "then" (it will be) FACE TO FACE. When Jesus is here, when that which is perfect is come, then the saints and the world will be "face to face" with Jesus. "Then" those things which are in part (or the spiritual gifts) shall be done away with.
NOW, or from the time Jesus left to the time He returns (in other words, "now") there are spiritual gifts in part. "Now" I KNOW IN PART (or partly); BUT THEN, when Jesus has returned and reigns on the earth, SHALL I KNOW (fully) EVEN AS ALSO I AM (fully) KNOWN (or as God has fully known me-JNT114).
1 Cor 13:13-AND NOW, which refers to the time Jesus departed to the time He returns, ABIDETH FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY (or love), THESE THREE; BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS CHARITY (or love).
The Scriptures clearly show that during the Millennium, "when Jesus has returned," the spiritual gifts shall cease. PROPHECIES, THEY SHALL FAIL…TONGUES, THEY SHALL CEASE…and KNOWLEDGE, IT SHALL VANISH AWAY. But right now, these things operate in part. FOR NOW WE SEE THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY. Glory to God.
It may be summarized this way. Love is eternal, it never fails. The spiritual gifts shall cease. They exist only for a specific time and purpose.
CHARITY (or love) NEVER FAILETH-1 Cor 13:8
50-(From the time Jesus departed to the time Jesus returns)
FOR WE KNOW IN PART-1 Cor 13:9
NOW I KNOW IN PART-1 Cor 13:12
WE PROPHESY IN PART-1 Cor 13:9
I WAS A CHILD-1 Cor 13:11
I SPAKE (or talked) AS A CHILD-1 Cor 13:11
I UNDERSTOOD (or thought) AS A CHILD-1 Cor 13:11
I THOUGHT (or argued, or reasoned) AS A CHILD-1 Cor 13:11
NOW WE SEE THROUGH (or in) A GLASS, DARKLY-1 Cor 13:12
NOW ABIDETH FAITH-1 Cor 13:13
NOW ABIDETH…HOPE-1 Cor 13:13
NOW ABIDETH…CHARITY (or love)-1 Cor 13:13
CHARITY (or love)…THE GREATEST-1 Cor 13:13
(When that which is perfect is come)
PROPHECIES…SHALL FAIL-1 Cor 13:8
TONGUES…SHALL CEASE-1 Cor 13:8
KNOWLEDGE…SHALL VANISH-1 Cor 13:8
THEN THAT WHICH IS IN PART SHALL BE DONE AWAY-1 Cor 13:10
I BECAME A MAN-1 Cor 13:11
I PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS-1 Cor 13:11
THEN (it will be) FACE TO FACE-1 Cor 13:12
BUT THEN SHALL I KNOW (fully) EVEN AS ALSO I AM (fully) KNOWN-1 Cor 13:12
52-SPIRITUAL GIFTS IN THESE LATTER DAYS—WARNING
is no question that the Bible covers the subject of prophets and prophecies
in the latter days, such as in Jeremiah chapter 23.
The Bible also says, YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, pertaining to the past and the latter days, in Joel chapter 2 and Acts 2:17.
There is no question that the spiritual gifts have manifested themselves in many born-again Christians.
However, be warned. The Bible also plainly shows that many, many prophets and prophecies during the latter days will be false; they will not be from God. This can be found in Jere 23, Mt 24, Mk 13, and many other passages. Jesus warned, Lk 21:8-TAKE HEED THAT YE BE NOT DECEIVED.
Unfortunately, there is also no question that many born-again people, including Bible teachers and professors, preachers, and well-known, anointed ministers of God have given false prophecies that are clearly not in harmony with God’s Word. This occurs in many places, including churches, on the radio and television, and in Bible colleges and universities. Some of these false prophecies also get circulated in various newsletters. As a result, some have been led to believe things that are not in harmony with God’s Word.
In addition, many are saying, "God told me to tell you this or that," when it was not God at all, but the person’s own emotions speaking.
Only God’s Word is infallible. All such things are to be compared with and judged by God’s Word. Regretfully, neither is this usually being done.
In this Laodicean church age, people are deceiving and being deceived; it will get worse as birth pains of a woman.