Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets

From Here to Eternity (Revised)

Mysteries of the Everlasting Kingdom
Back Next Chapter 46: [4-16-22 Update: The tripwire events that I calculated to happen on the first Biblical day of the Year, give or take a year from 2021, obviously did not happen. There was no morning sacrifice in Jerusalem as I had expcted and no peace deal started it’s 1,260 run before Antichrist puts a stop to the sacrifices (Daniel 9:27). I am surprised that those signs did not occur, since all of the Biblical clues seemed so likely to align, but I would also have also been surprised if I had been the first guy to get the timing just right. There are quite a number of factors that must line up perfectly to establish year 6000—the last year of this age. People ever since the time of Isaac Newton have been trying to resolve our location in time. I have decided to list many of the factors I considered while endeavoring to determine when this age will be over and when the millennium will begin.

This was my endeavor to explain as succinctly as possible how end time events could shake out as I understand them, starting with the good news. There is an Everlasting Kingdom. It already exists: Psalms 41:13; 106:48; 145:13; Daniel 4:3,34; Daniel 7:14, 27; 1 Chronicles 16:37; 2 Peter 1:11.

In The Testimony of Yeshua (“New Testament”) it’s called the Kingdom of Aloha (God) or the Kingdom of Heaven about 96 times. Most of the references are about gaining citizenship (inheritance) before it arrives. Matthew 12:28, Mark 4:30-32; Mark 9:1

World Overtaken by a Mustard Seed!

This is just a fluffy little parable, right?

Matthew 13:31-32 He related another analogy to them, “The Kingdom of the Heavens is like a mustard seed that someone went out and planted in their field. 32 This is the smallest of all seeds, but when it is grown, it is larger than all of the herbs, and becomes a tree, and birds come and nest in its branches.

I’ll have to admit, I never have associated the Parable of the Mustard Seed with anything; it was just fly over country! So I decided to look at all of the usual Bible commentaries to see if any of them related the mustard seed to the literal Kingdom of Aloha [God]. Not one even came close! They suggested it was about the growth of “the Church” or “the gospel”. If that is what it represents then what a mess it is! Near total division and total heresy, with the “Christian world”, and becoming increasingly godless. It’s better to ask in that regard, “when the Human Son comes, will He find faith on the earth?” A couple commentaries did rightly equate the Mustard Seed with the Parable of the Leaven, but I counted the word “church” 24 times on the leaven page. But I would, with one small quote, explain The Kingdom of from Aloha this way:

Daniel 7:13-14 In my vision that night I saw Someone like a Human Son coming with the clouds of the sky, and as He was approaching the Ancient of Days, they escorted Him into His presence. 14 He was given dominion, splendor and a Kingdom, so that people of every nation and language would serve Him. His Kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom that will never pass away, and His Kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

The mustard seed could have sprouted when the Bride—Israel (Isaiah 54:5) first exited from Egypt. It was a genuine opportunity for the Bride when she exited Egypt. But Israel has never been close to fully obedient. There is so much Scripture on that.

Israel had another opportunity to realize the Everlasting Kingdom after most of the Exodus generation died in the wilderness:

Joshua (Yehoshua) 5:6 The Israelites walked forty years in the wilderness, until the entire nation, including the fighting men who came out of Egypt 'had died', because they hadn’t listened to the voice of Yehovah. Yehovah swore to them that He wouldn’t let them see the land that Yehovah swore to our ancestors that He would give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

And that initial attempt to occupy the Promised Land limped along for a good while, but eventually it fizzled and all 12 tribes were scattered all over the world.

Interestingly, in frustration Yehovah proposed a deal with Israel: if they would just do one thing they could keep the land forever! I’d venture few could guess what the offer was:

Jeremiah 17:23-27 Your ancestors wouldn’t listen, or pay attention to Me, they were so 'headstrong' they couldn’t hear, and wouldn’t respond to any discipline. 24 “Still, if you pay attention to Me, Yehovah says, and refuse to bring any loads thru the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, and keep the Sabbath day kadosh by not doing any work, 25 then kings and princes sitting on David’s throne will enter thru the gates of this city, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, as well as the men of Judah, and the citizens of Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever! 26 They’ll come from the towns of Judah, and from the vicinity of Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the lowland, from the highlands, and from the Negev, bringing burnt offerings, zebakim, grain offerings and frankincense, and bringing thanksgiving offerings to Yehovah’s 'Temple'. 27 “But if you won’t listen to Me and keep the Sabbath day 'special', and refrain from carrying loads thru the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I’ll start an unquenchable fire in the gates of Jerusalem. The fire will completely engulf the 'palaces' in Jerusalem.’”

So Yehovah’s Kingdom has never literally extended to earth aside from a failed start, and when the King was here, He was sort of as an ambassador in a foreign land (Luke 17:20-21). In the mean time we pray “thy Kingdom come!”. During the next Jubilee year it will extend into a greatly expanded Israel that will accomodate all 12 tribes. Yehovah and His Son will take it by force! Ezekiel 20:33-37. Over a period of years possibly decades the Kingdom will conquer the entire earth with considerable warfare. A prime example is Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39, the very strange battle of Gog and Magog. Unrealistically most people think He will be “king of the earth” as soon as He sets foot on the Mount of Olives. In fact virtually every Bible translation says exactly that in Zechariah 14:9, as in the first 25 versions I just checked. As I expected, the only version to get it right that I saw was Young’s, because he was consistent. (I’d bet he likely wanted to make an exception.) The trick is that the word “earth” does not have an exact Hebrew equivalent. Translating “eretz” as earth often doesn’t even make sense; it has to be determined by the context. The very next verse, Zechariah 14:10, provides the context. In the same context eretz is there translated as “land” by the vast majority of the versions that just had translated eretz as earth in the previous verse! Two versions were consistently wrong using “earth” in both verses.

So when the mustard seed finally sprouts, King David will literally begin reigning in Jerusalem.

Major prophecies predict that the Kingdom of Yehovah will successfully take root in Israel. First consider that Jews had to be living in an established nation state before end time prophecies could even be relevant. The modern Jewish State is covered in considerable detail by Dr. Thomas Ice in “Modern Israel’s Right to the Land”.

With the modern Jewish State—the point of the prophetic spear—being a given, let’s start with the bad news:

To get you up to speed if necessary, here are some pertinent links:

What are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse An overview.

The White Horse: Book review The Antichrist and a Cup of Tea
The Red Horse: War
The Black Horse: Famine, such as this!
The Pale Horse: Epidemics Prophecy, Revelation, and COVID... (but no rapture)
My usual Disclaimer

Zechariah 14:1-4 The Day of Yehovah is coming, [1] when your possessions will have been plundered right in front of you! 2 I’ll gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem. The city will have been taken, the houses looted and the women raped. Half [2] of the residents will have gone into exile [been taken], but the rest of the people will have been left in the city. 3 Then Yehovah will go out and wage war against those nations, as He previously fought in battle! 4 And when this day arrives, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem. And the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south...

[1] The tenses: past, present and future do not work the same in Hebrew as they do in English, that’s why the context often changes from past tense to future tence for no apparent reason in translations, so in this instance the Day of Yehovah is retribution for what will have already happened! Yehovah’s intervention does NOT include pillaging and raping—that kind of behavior brought on the intervention! The tense is particularly important here. Virtually no one understands that the seven prophecied years (shemitah years) are followed by a special Jubilee year (the Day of Yehovah) when Elohim steps in (literally, v.4) and begins to vanquish His enemies in preparation for the millennial reign! Check the tense in the LSV and the YLT.

[2] In Zec 13:8, 9, it is “two-thirds” that perish, and “a third” are left behind. However in Zechariah 14:2, it is “in all the land”; here it is “half of the city.” Two-thirds of the “whole people” perish, one-third survives. One-half of the citizens are led captive, the residue are not cut off.

It will be a very short battle—finished the same day it begins, and the renovation begins in the next verse!

Continuing: 6 When that day comes there won’t be light, cold or frost. 7 It will be the unique day that Yehovah 'makes Himself known' {niphal}, not day or night, but then when evening comes it will be light [3]. 8 When that day comes living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half toward the eastern sea and half toward the western sea, both in summer and winter... 12 Then Yehovah will strike all the nations that attacked Jerusalem with this plague: Their flesh will rot away while they are still standing on their feet, and their eyes will rot away in their sockets, and their tongues will rot away in their mouths. 13 When that day comes a great panic from Yehovah will fall on them. Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor, and the hand of one neighbor will be raised against the hand of the other.

[3] While this is a unique day, there was a very similar day, the one mentioned in verse 5, in king Uzziah’s reign. It also had an enormous earthquake that was remembered for centuries!

Reparations must be paid for the devastatation that initiated the conquest.

Continuing: 14 Judah will also fight in Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the neighboring [surrounding] nations will be gathered together—great quantities of gold, silver and clothing.

This will help fund the mustard seed that will be quickly growing in Israel—the beginning of the Heaven sent Kingdom.

Here’s where it gets interesting. While the surrounding nations are totally defeated and looted, it may take a while before those nations are ready to worship the Elohim of their ‘enemy’. So sanctions will be placed on them. Note that Europe, the supposed Beast is not mentioned here:

Continuing: 16 Then everyone who is left behind from all the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship Commander Yehovah and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 When that time comes, if any of the clans of the region won’t come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, Commander Yehovah, they’ll get no rain. 18 If the people of Egypt don’t show up, they won’t get any rain. This is the plague that Yehovah will strike the nations with that don’t go up and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. [4] 19 That will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of any other nation that doesn’t come up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

[4] Some people are calling the Feast of Tabernacles “a dress rehearsal for Yeshua’s return”. But that is just a cleaver way of diminishing it’s importance right now! Will it still be some kind of a “rehearsal” for something in these years after Yeshua has returned, when He plagues the water supply of whole nations?

Isaiah explained how the Kingdom of Aloha would begin with “David’s throne” and never stop expanding!

Isaiah 9:6-7 A Child will be born for us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. He’ll be named Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty Elohim, Eternal Father, Peaceful Leader. The expansion of His dominion and prosperity will never end, from David’s throne and over His kingdom, arranging it and maintaining it with justice and righteousness from that time on—forever. The zeal of the Word* of Commander Yehovah will make it happen!

But before that, Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah will be crushed at the same time! All the rest of Isaiah Chapter 9 describes that—total destruction that must come before the Kingdom arrives!

But within a very few centuries of the mustard seed sprouting, other planets will be required for occupation. Remember, the Kingdom never stops expanding!

The original plan was for Israel to be given the land of Israel miraculously, and then they would gratefully serve Yehovah. But after wandering around for 40 years in the wilderness the next generation took their land the hard way. Plan “A” was for Israel to become a righteous priesthood that would win over the world by example: Deuteronomy 4:6-9.

(This source does a great job on summarizing the exact 6,000 year plan leading up to today and beyond.)

Isaiah 9 is great news/horrible news contrasted. The first 7 verses contain words to write songs about, but the bulk of the chapter is only applicable for dirges. Eventually the entire region (eretz) will be “filled with the knowledge of Yehovah”. Isaiah 11 explains that both Israel and a huge portion of the region (vs 10-12) will be recovering almost simultaneously! This while the Philistines and part of Egypt are still being destroyed! Even the tribes of Israel will be learning to play nice (v.13). There’s so much on that here.

Yet almost without missing a beat, a highway will begin construction, connecting Israel to her historic arch enemies (v.16)

But the zombies will never be entirely exterminated, only kept outside of New Jerusalem, even until the end of the thousand years. (Revelation 22:15) By the way, New Jerusalem’s arrival is an end time event!

End Time Wars

The most important factor missing in virtually every prophetic teaching concerning the end-time Biblical events is the fact that the modern Jewish state is not Israel—it’s only a fragment of Judah—nothing close to:

“then ALL of Israel will be saved [alive]. As the Scriptures declare, “A Savior will come from Zion and turn Jacob [the “lost” 10 tribes] from sinfulness”!

Soon, (maybe Thursday, March 23, 2023), the modern state of Judea will feel forced to make a “Peace Deal” with the Devil (“the Antichrist”). They presently have a state of the art Iron Dome and a huge and expanding Wall! Future Israel will be a land of peaceful unwalled villages, without city walls, bars on their doors or gates. (Ezekiel 38:11).

Between war torn Judea and the peaceful Israel there is a special Jubilee Year: Isaiah 34.

On Pentecost of 1948 (only using the first century calendar as elaborated on here—search word: Pentecost) they considered naming the new country “Judea”, but opted for the name Israel, even tho their more accurate sages recognize that the “10 lost tribes” must return before the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning the time of the end!

Another very problematic misconception is that people don’t differentiate between the seven years when the Antichrist and the Beast are busily “controlling” the human population thru his warfare (Tribulation), and the 120th Jubilee year when Yehovah destroys the Beast and all of his militant pawns. That year is known as The Day of the LORD Yehovah". That exact one year long Jubilee period is replete with extensive prophetic details.

Another stumbling block is the strictly modern fabrication known as the rapture. Let’s clear that one up Biblically right now:

As usual, I’m not going to just tell you, I’m going to show in detail how things will turn out, beginning I believe next year (2023), as explained in my Chapters 44 and 45.

Look at the following Bible passages and tell me if you see where a rapture fits in.

Daniel 7:25-28 He [the Beast] will speak against the Most Supreme, and wear down by constant harassment the cherished [holy] ones of the Most Supreme, and his plan will be to make alterations to time, and the cherished ones will be handed over to him [the Beast] for a time, times and half a time. 26 “But the court will sit for judgment, and they’ll take away his dominion, to exterminate and destroy it forever. 27 The kingdom and the sovereignty, and the majesty of every kingdom under every sky will be given to the cherished ones, the people of the Most Supreme. His kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom, and every sovereign will serve, hear and obey Him.’ 28 This is the end of the matter...

Who are “the cherished ones, the people of the Most Supreme” who will be given the Everlasting Kingdom? Is it only Jews? What about you? You can read about our generation of them in Revelation 2 & 3. They are all contemporaneous here and now! Yet only one of the seven “churches” is spared severe martyrdom—Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the one that I believe has yet to appear. I’m watching for Philadelphia; it must appear very soon!

Revelation 12:10-11 I heard a 'loud' voice from the sky say, “Now there is eternal Life and power, and the Kingdom of Yehovah, and the dominion of His Messiah, because the Accuser of our Friends who accused them day and night before Aloha has been thrown down. 11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and because of their spoken testimony. They didn’t love their lives ‘so much that they wouldn’t 'risk' death.

Notice that during the fifth seal the bodies of the martyrs who died for Yeshua. “the Lamb” are figuratively calling for the extermination of those still living on earth who killed them! And they will get their wish that very year!

Revelation 6:9-10 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the bodies of those who were slain because of the Word of Aloha [2] and for the Testimony of the Lamb [3] that they had. 10 They called out in a loud voice, “'Incomparable' and true Master, how long will You wait before judging and avenging the inhabitants of the earth who shed our blood?”

[2] “The Word of Elohim (Aloha) is the (Hebrew) Scriptures—also identified with Yeshua in person, Revelation 19:13.

[3] The “Testimony of the Lamb” or the “Testimony of Yeshua” is the so-called “New Testament”. (See the forward).

Note: Everyone starts life with a clean slate. Revelation does not say that everyone alive will worship the Beast and be destroyed—only those with their names removed from the Book of Life will worship the Beast! Unjustly scorned and persecuted people will refuse to (sort of like the unvaccinated are today!) The Good News (Gospel, that includes warnings) won’t be sufficiently revealed to the world until the Day of Yehovah is imminent at the end of the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:13-14,29). Then anyone belligerently worshiping the lame duck Beast or accepting his mark AFTER the Good News is announced to “Everyone living on earth” (v.6) during Judgment AND still refusing to repent (v.7) WHILE Babylon is falling (vs.8-9; Joel 2:1-12) is in big trouble. Messenger:1; church:0.

So the Beast will eventually rule over everyone “whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb”. This becomes pertinent when we realize that names are never added to the Book of Life, they can only be removed! Notice:

Revelation 13:7-8 He was given authority over the various tribes and ethnicities and languages and nations and he was 'allowed' to wage war against the 'chosen ones' [saints], and to 'conquer' them. 8 Everyone who lives on earth, whose names are not [not ‘were not’] written in the Book of Life of the Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world will worship him.

Daniel 11:32-35 With slick talk he [the Beast] will corrupt [win over] the wicked who violate the covenant [with Israel]. But the people who know their Elohim will be strong and take action. 33 Their wise people will share their understanding with many, yet they’ll be defeated by swords and flames. They’ll be captured and plundered for many days. 34 When they fall, they’ll be given a little help, but many who become allies with them will not be sincere. 35 Some of the wise will fall away to refine them and to purify them and make them white all the way to the time of the end, but it will still happen during the specified time

There’s more about Daniel 11 later.

In short, the above should cause anyone to have serious doubts about being raptured out of what is about to hit the fan. The ploy of saying the martyrs are all Jews is ridiculous. Again most Christians don’t know a Jew from an Israelite.

Despite massive loss of life there will still be millions of people who survive these events. Perhaps even a tithe of humanity will live on to perpetuate the “thousand generations of Israel” (maybe a total of 50,000 years). Notice the three places where this “Covenant” is mentioned—NEVER be dismissive of one of Yehovah’s Covenants!

1 Chronicles 16:14 He is Yehovah our Elohim. His judgments are in all the earth. 15 Remember His COVENANT forever, the words that He commanded to a THOUSAND GENERATIONS [1], 16 the Covenant that He made with Abraham, His oath to Isaac. 17 He confirmed it with Jacob as a permanent rule, and to Israel as a never ending Covenant, 18 saying, “I’ll give you the land of Canaan, the territory of your inheritance.”

Psalm 105:8 He remembers His COVENANT forever, the commitment that He made for a THOUSAND GENERATIONS...

Deuteronomy 7:9-1 So remember that Yehovah your Elohim is the only Elohim, the faithful Elohim. He keeps His COVENANT with enduring love for a THOUSAND GENERATIONS, with those who love Him AND obey His Commandments. 10 But He repays those who hate Him in person, destroying them. He won’t be slack with anyone who hates Him. He’ll personally repay them. 11 So you must obey the Commandments and the unchanging rulings and the regulations that I give you today.

[1] Surely if Yehovah had provided more details about the Covenant He had sworn (Hebrews 6:13-16) to a THOUSAND GENERATIONS, rather than just repeating that the Covenant was a sure thing (Psalm 105:8-11 & Deuteronomy 7:9) people would believe He wasn’t kidding, right?

Now with rapture off of the table, let’s get started.

(Since the entire book of Revelation is addressed to The Seven “Churches” of Revelation (Revelation Chapters 1 thru 3), I’ll just mention that all seven of them have end time counterparts. Read as a separate topic about how many of them Yeshua warned that He was coming for, in a very disturbing way!)

Now every time fighting breaks out in the Middle East, people wonder if it could be the “Battle of Armageddon”, (not really a phrase found in the Bible). People are taught that there is just one end time war. The book of Revelation mentions that armies will gather in the end time at “a place that is called Har Megiddo, in Hebrew” (Revelation 16:16). Early English translators decided to call it Armageddon. People sloppy with details fail to realize that the Valley of Jezreel in front of Har-Mageddo is where that battle actually takes place.

Multiple Wars and Rumors of More!

It would seem that Matthew 24 would apply to any time from WW1 and beyond, but when the Beast refines the “Peace Deal” concerning Israel, I fully expect that the first official phase (sign) of the end of this age will start with officially sanctioned daily sacrificing in Israel. (Perhaps Sunday, 4-3-2022).) Without realizing it this long and detailed scenario is what the Beast’s peace deal will preempt. This would not have been the case under the Trump administration. With the USA now only encouraging and arming Israel’s enemies, Israel will realize the poor odds of a lone victory against it’s neighbors. So a deal with the new variable in the picture—the Beast, with a surprise Peace Deal option will seem to be the safest bet. But it will prove not to be true on I would expect October 2, 2025, “the middle of the week” (Daniel 9:27), the Day of Atonements.

The Beginning of Sorrows (First 1,260 days)

The link above is a remarkable timetable that Ernest Martin calculated in 1989 (fairly well confirming my outcome). But he made the extremely common mistake of starting Biblical years in the 7th month, rather than the 1st. He also didn’t allow for the Jubilee year following the seven year (shemitah) period—The Day of Yehovah (the Lord)! Those two miscalculations gave him his “2020 C.E. to about 2027 C.E” as his “last seven year period”. Seven times he mentioned “2027 to 2028” as “the start of the millennium”. He cautiously mentioned that he could have made a mistake, just as I have about the spring of 2022-2029 and 2029-2030.

Matthew 24:3-14 As Yeshua sat on the Mount of Olives, His disciples approached, conversing among themselves and asked, “Tell us when will these things happen and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age [Gr. aion].” 4 Yeshua told them, “Be careful not to let anyone deceive you. 5 Many will come in My name and acknowledge that I’m the Messiah, and they’ll deceive many. 6 You’ll hear of wars and the rumors of battles. Don’t be frightened because all of these things must happen, but it’s not the end yet. 7 Nations will rise against nations and kingdoms against kingdoms. There will be famines, epidemics, and earthquakes in various places. 8 Yet all of these events are only the beginning of sorrows. 9 They’ll hand you over to be tortured and killed, and you’ll be hated by all nations because of My name. [What no rapture?] 10 Then many will fall away and they’ll hate each other and betray each other. 11 Many false prophets will appear and they’ll delude many. 12 Because of the plethora [Gr. plethuno] of Torah breakers, the love of many will decline. 13 But anyone who perseveres to the end will receive eternal Life. 14 THIS Good News of the Kingdom will be announced thruout the world as a witness to every nation and then the end will come. [See Revelation 14:6])

The Sign of the Great Tribulation (Second 1,260 days)

Yehovah will destroy the United States, Great Britain and Israel (Judah) first because they received preferential treatment (responsibility) first as the major players of the 12 tribes of Israel—the only nation originally given His plan and opportunity. Their fall will happen within one month! A massive amount of prophecy happens during the second 1,260 day Great Tribulation period.

Yeshua continues answering the question:

Matthew 24:15-28 When you see the sign of the detestable desolation mentioned by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Cherished Place—may the reader discern!— [1] 16 then those of you who are in Judea should escape to the mountain/s [2]! 17 No one on the roof should come down to get anything out of their houses, 18 and no one in the fields should return to get their clothing. 19 But I pity pregnant and nursing mothers in those days. 20 Pray that your flight won’t be during the winter [rainy weather] or on the Sabbath. 21 There will be Great Tribulation then, such as has never occurred from the beginning of the world until now, and will by no means ever happen again. 22 If it weren’t for those days being terminated, no one would survive. But for the sake of the select those days will be terminated [3]. 23 Then if anyone tells you, ‘Messiah is over here’, or ‘He’s over there’, don’t believe them. 24 False Messiahs and false prophets [Gr. pseudoprophetes] will appear and perform great miracles and wonders to mislead, if possible, even the select. 25 Remember, I told you this in advance! 26 So if they tell you, ‘Look, He’s in the desert’, don’t go there, or, “Look, He’s in a secret room”, don’t believe them. 27 Like lightning coming out of the east and flashing into the west, that is how the coming of the Human Son will be. 28 Wherever the carcass is, that’s where the eagles are gathered.

What mountain or mountains do you suppose Yeshua cautioned people to flee to before the desolation of the land of Israel? That would be really handy to know! I see dozens of clues! I see them HERE and HERE, but that’s another story! Hint: It has something to do with a real Jacob’s ladder!

[2] See my All Sources Disclaimer.

[3] Matthew 24 describes the exact same events that Daniel 12 does, and as Daniel explained, the events will be totally “terminated” after 1,335 days.

The Day of Yehovah

After the Great Tribulation is the Day of Yehovah. Satan will have had 5,999 years. Yehovah only needs one! (Isaiah 34:8).

Yeshua continuing: 29 Immediately after the time of Tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon won’t shed her light and stars will fall from the sky [See footnote on Isaiah 34:4], and the miraculous power of the skies will be shaken. 30 Then the miraculous sign of the Human Son will be seen in the sky, and then all the nations on earth will mourn when they see the Human Son coming on the clouds in the sky with great power and splendor.[4] 31 Then He’ll send out His spirit messengers with a loud shofar blast [5] and they’ll gather together His selected people from the four winds [north, south, east and west], from one farthermost bound of the horizon [heaven] to the other.

[4] This concludes the 6th seal of Revelation 6:12-14

[5] These events are what the Feast of Trumpets portrays.

Which Generation is The Fig Tree Generation?

Continuing: 32 Learn from an analogy about the fig tree. As soon as its branches become tender and it produces leaves, you know that summer is imminent. 33 Similarly, when you actually see all of these things, you know that He is near the door! 34 It is certain that the Israelite nation [Aramaic Sharebtha: tribe, people, nation] will not disappear before all these things have taken place. 35 [A New] Heaven and earth will arrive [6], and My words will never disappear. 36 But no one knows the exact day or hour [7], not even the messengers in Heaven, but the Father alone. 37 At the advent [Gr. parousia] of the Human Son, it will be just like it was in the time of Noah. 38 Just like before the flood, people were eating and drinking, taking wives and giving them to husbands right up until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were clueless until the flood came and swept them all away. That’s how it will be at the advent of the Human Son. 40 Then two men will be in the field. One will be taken and one will be left behind. 41 Two women will be grinding grain at the mill, one will be taken and one will be left behind. 42 So watch, since you don’t know the exact time when your Master is coming [8]. 43 But be assured that if the manager of the home had known in which watch the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 So remain prepared, because the Human Son will arrive at a time when He’s 'least expected' [9].

[6] Parerchomai can mean both “pass away”, “come near, come forward and arrive in Greek!” Aramaic too, so far as I can tell. I would much rather see the New Heaven and the New Earth arrive, with the eternal nature of His words never “disappearing”. [7] A thinly disguised reference to the Feast of Trumpets that begins each year immediately after the thin crescent of the New Moon is seen in Jerusalem, with the exact “day and hour” annually in question. A select few still anticipate it annually!

[8] This is a clue about the Feast of Trumpets that arrives the moment that the crescent New Moon is sighted—the day and hour being somewhat of a surprise.

[9] The Human Son’s arrival shouldn’t surprise “You”! (1 Thessalonians 5:2-6)

The oldest “strong” members of the Figtree Generation, the last old world generation [1948-2028], will live to see the Beast begin his reign, we can now rule out seventy years:

Psalm 90:10 The days of our 'life' are seventy years, or eighty if we’re strong. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble. Soon it’s over and we fly away.

Daniel 8:23 “Toward the latter part of their reign [human empires], when defiant conduct is about to be finished, a bold faced king who understands dark obscure utterances will step up. 24 He’ll become very strong, but not by his own power, and he’ll cause astonishing destruction and succeed in everything he does. He’ll destroy powerful men and the 'chosen' people. 25 And thru his cunning He’ll cause deception to succeed by his influence. He’ll become arrogant, and destroy many while they are off guard. He’ll even oppose the Commander of commanders, but he’ll be broken without human intervention.

The ten scheming nations in Psalm 83, only mentioned in passing (not engaging in war), will get their wish. Daniel Chapter 9; Ch 10; Ch 11:36-45 & Ch 12 give an overview of the destruction. But the land of Israel will eventually be massively invaded by 200 million people following orders given by “the kings of the east”, (tho the plundering will have begun by the King of the North):

Enormous Invasion by China and Allies

Revelation 16:12-15 The sixth messenger poured his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water dried up to prepare a passage for the kings of the east [2]. 13 I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming from the mouth of the Dragon and from the mouth of the predatory beast and from the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are the spirits of demons who perform signs, going out to all the kings of the inhabited world, to gather them to the battle of the great [Judgment] day of Yehovah Almighty [3]. 15 I [Yeshua] will come as stealthily as a thieving false minister! Anyone who is cautiously prepared and keeps their clothes on is blessed because they won’t walk around naked, exposing their shame.

[2] The best explanation I could find about these kings is in the first half of this link. I virtually never entirely endorse anything, and this older link is no exception.

[3] Notice the context of verses 13 & 14. The beast and the false prophet and demons are preconditioning the world into thinking that the true coming Messiah will be “Antichrist”. Undoubtedly the beast and the false prophet will masquerade as the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11. This explains why He is “welcomed” by the combined military might of the entire world in Zechariah 14.

Here is what has become a very well respected account of the Chinese invasion by “the kings of the east” leading to “Armageddon”. I’ll let him tell the story. Whenever I find a good link with not too many rabbit trails, I prefer not waste my time writing.

Far more prophecy concerning the destruction is given in the Prophets with the astonishing details listed here.

Suffice it to say that Satan will attempt to instigate a coup to take over both heaven and earth. Isaiah 14 provides the blow by blow account of his failure.

A War in the Heaven

Who even talks about a war in heaven where even “angels” (Yehovah’s own Messengers) are hurled to the ground and trampled?

Daniel 8:9-13 Out of one of them came a little horn [aka the Beast] that grew exceeding great toward the south, the east and toward the Beautiful Land. 10 It grew so great that it even reached the army from heaven, and caused some of the army and the stars to fall to the ground, and it trampled them. 11 It became arrogant and powerful, and even challenged the Commander of heaven’s army, and it took away from him the continual burnt zebakim [sacrifices], and the 'Cherished' Place was overthrown. 12 Because of the rebellion, the army [of the 'chosen' ones: saints] were given over to it, along with the daily burnt offerings, and it threw truth to the ground, and 'the horn' did whatever it wanted to and prospered.” 13 Then I heard a kadosh one speaking, and another kadosh one asked the one who was speaking, “How long is the prophecy [vision] about the continual burnt offerings and the desolating transgression [ravaging of the city] going to last—the surrender of the 'Cherished' Place [Temple] and its army being trampled?” 14 He told me, ‘'It will take' 2,300 evenings and mornings, then the 'Cherished' Place will be properly restored.”

It only seems logical that if “angels” die in battle their Creator could resurrect the faithful ones. Let’s look at the rest of the story:

Revelation 12:7-17 Then there was war in the sky, Michael and his messengers fought against the Dragon, and the Dragon and his angels waged war, 8 but they were 'defeated'. And there was no longer any place for them in heaven. [the sky] [3]. 9 The huge Dragon was thrown down, the ancient Dragon who is called the Deceiver and the Adversary who seduces the entire inhabited world—he was thrown to earth and his angels were thrown down with him [timing]. 10 I heard a 'loud' voice from the sky say, “Now there is eternal Life and power, and the Kingdom of Yehovah, and the dominion of His Messiah, because the Accuser of our Friends who accused them day and night before our Aloha has been thrown down. 11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and because of their spoken testimony. They didn’t love their lives ‘so much that they wouldn’t 'risk' death. 12 So the heavens should be joyful and those of you who live there. Pity the earth and the sea, because the deceiver has been cast down to you, filled with rage, knowing that his time is short. 13 When the Dragon saw that he had been cast to the ground, he persecuted the woman who had given birth to the Son. 14 The woman was given the two wings of a huge eagle so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place of habitation, where she would be nourished for a time, times, and half a time, from the 'presence' of the serpent. 15 The Dragon spewed water from his mouth like a river toward the woman, attempting to sweep her away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman. It opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the Dragon had spewed from his mouth. 17 The Dragon was furiously angry with the woman, and he went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, those who obey the Commandments of Yehovah [“OT”] AND have THE TESTIMONY OF YESHUA [“NT”].

[3] Satan presently rules in the atmosphere. He is “The prince and power of the air” perhaps he just broadcasts there. (Ephesians 2:2).

Strictly Yet to Come!

The Daniel 11 prophecy spans millennia, but here is the end of the story:

Daniel 11:31-45 Armed forces will rise up and defile the 'Temple' refuge and put a stop to the daily burnt zebakim [sacrifices], and they’ll set up an appalling detestable idol [KJV, abomination of desolation]. 32 With slick talk he [the Beast] will corrupt [win over] the wicked who violate the covenant [with Israel]. But the people who know their Elohim will be strong and take action. 33 Their wise people will share their understanding with many, yet they’ll be defeated by swords and flames. They’ll be captured and plundered for many days. 34 When they fall, they’ll be given a little help, but many who become allies with them will not be sincere. 35 Some of the wise will fall away to refine them and to purify them and make them white all the way to the time of the end, but it will still happen during the specified time. 36 “The king [of the North] will do whatever he wants to, he’ll exalt himself and claim to be superior to every god, and say astonishing things against the El [God] of elim [elohim], and he’ll succeed until the wrath is finished, because what has been determined must be done. 37 He won’t take into consideration the gods of his ancestors, or the desire of women [or desire wives?], or regard any other god, because he’ll consider himself superior to any of those. 38 Instead of these he’ll honor the god of fortresses, and he’ll honor a god that his ancestors never knew, honoring him with gold, silver, precious stones and costly gifts. 39 He’ll deal with the strongest fortresses 'claiming' the help of a foreign god, greatly honoring those who acknowledge him. He’ll have them rule over many people, and distribute land for 'remuneration' [payback].” 40 “At the time of the end the King of the South will wage war with him, and the King of the North will storm against him with chariots, cavalry, and many ships, and he’ll invade many countries, and overwhelm them like a flood and pass thru their land. 41 He’ll also invade the Beautiful Land, and many countries will be overthrown, but these will be rescued from his grasp: Edom, Moab and most of the descendants of Ammon. 42 He’ll 'conquer many' countries. The land of Egypt won’t escape. 43 He’ll take control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the treasures of Egypt, and the Libyans and the Nubians will also be in submission. 44 But then news from the east and the north will quickly alarm him, and he’ll leave in a great rage to destroy and completely exterminate many. 45 He’ll pitch his palatial tents between the sea and the beautiful 'cherished' mountain, yet he’ll come to his end, and no one will help him.

This war is like none ever before:

Revelation 12:9 The huge Dragon was thrown down, the ancient Dragon who is called the Deceiver and the Adversary who seduces the entire inhabited world was thrown to ground and his angels were thrown down with him.

It’s a supernatural war that takes place in the atmosphere in the middle of the Tribulation. Most people believe that this has already happened, but look where it is—the book of Revelation! It’s also in Isaiah 14 along with the Second Exodus and Satan’s first death!

Michael and his messengers will face off with Satan and his angels. Michael and his messengers will win the war with casualties, and Satan will be cast down to the ground below. His access to Yehovah’s throne is now permanently terminated (verse 10).

Satan’s down but not out yet. When this happens, Satan realizes that he’s short on time (he’s read the Book)! In his rage, Satan will attempt to destroy all of the tribes of Israel, and that initiates the next war. When he’s cast down to the ground, he will possess the Beast (Revelation 13:2) and convince him to annihilate all Israelites.

How does the nation of Jordan fit into this? Is it a safe place?

Edom, Moab and Ammon at The End of This Age

Many teach that surviving Jews (or Christians) will flee to a place in the “wilderness”, a place of safety (Revelation 12:13-14). Many also believe this place of safety will be the ancient city of Petra, located in modern Jordan (ancient Edom, Moab and Ammon). I was taught that Jordan will be spared for the Worldwide Church of God.

This is based on Daniel 11:

Daniel 11:40-41 “At the time of the end the King of the South will wage war with him, and the King of the North will storm against him with chariots, cavalry, and many ships, and he’ll invade many countries, and overwhelm them like a flood and pass thru their land. 41 He’ll also invade the Beautiful Land, and many countries will be overthrown, but these will be spared from his grasp: Edom, Moab and most of the descendants of Ammon.

Yeshua knew these ideas would emerge:

Matthew 24:26 So if they tell you, ‘Look, He’s in the [Jordan?] desert’, don’t go there, or, “Look, He’s in a secret room”, don’t believe them.

The Beautiful Land is Israel, and the timing of this prophecy is during the Great Tribulation. I don’t know why Edom, Moab and Ammon are spared from the anti-Christ. Maybe it’s a trap? We’ll see. But it doesn’t look like a very good real estate investment:

Zephaniah 2:8-11 “I’ve heard the taunting of Moab and the insults of the Ammonites, who insulted My people and 'threatened' their territory. 9 So as surely as I live,” declares Commander Yehovah, the Elohim of Israel, “Moab will become like Sodom, the Ammonites like Gomorrah, a place overgrown with nettles and salty marshes, a perpetual ruins. The survivors of My people will plunder them, and the survivors of My nation will inherit 'their land'.” 10 This is what they’ll get in return for their pride, since they insulted and 'belittled' the people of Commander Yehovah. 11 Yehovah will terrify them when He starves all the gods on earth. Everyone from every nation, on every continent [coastland] will worship Him from their own 'lands'.

Isaiah 34:5-10 When My sword is drenched with blood in the sky, it will descend on Edom, the nation I have doomed for destruction. 6 Yehovah’s sword is drenched with blood. It’s covered with fat and with the blood of lambs and goats, with fat from the kidneys of rams. Yehovah 'will receive' a zebak in Bozrah, a great slaughter in the land of Edom. 7 Men as strong as a monoclonius [KJV unicorn] will fall next to them, young bulls with strong ones. Their land will be saturated with blood and their soil will be greasy with fat. 8 Yehovah has a Time of Vengeance, a Year of Payback settling the dispute over Zion. 9 Edom’s streams will be turned into pitch, and the ground turned to burning sulfur, and its land will become burning pitch. 10 It won’t be quenched night or day. Its smoke will go up forever. From generation to generation it will remain deserted. No one will ever travel thru it.

This is not an historic battle. It will take place before the kings of the east arrive.

Jeremiah 25 contains a long list of regions destined for destruction. Edom, Moab and the Ammonites are mentioned among them in verse 21...33 Those slain by Yehovah that day will extend from one end of the earth to the other, they won’t be mourned, picked up or buried, they’ll be like manure 'scattered' on the ground.

But Zechariah indicates that two-thirds of the Jewish people in the land (of “Israel”) will be killed by the Beast during this time.

Zechariah 13:8-9 Yehovah says “Thruout the land, two thirds will be eliminated and die, but one third will be left there. [2] 9 I’ll bring that third thru the fire, and refine them the way silver is refined, and test them the way gold is tested. They’ll call on My name, and I’ll hear them. I’ll say, ‘These are My people,’ and they’ll reply, ‘Yehovah is our Elohim’”.

[2] This is after nearly three thirds of the entire population of Jerusalem had already been killed at one point during the Great Tribulation: Ezekiel 5:1-4. I wouldn’t rush back in.

Revelation says the Dragon will make war against a woman and her “offspring”.

Revelation 12:17 The Dragon was furiously angry with the woman, and he went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, those who obey the Commandments of Yehovah [“OT”] AND have THE TESTIMONY OF YESHUA “NT”].

This link very clearly demonstrates who the “woman” is.

Revelation pictures a great multitude of people coming out of (surviving) the Great Tribulation. They are people from about every country on earth! There is no reason to believe they were martyrs!

Revelation 7:9-14 After this I saw an enormous crowd of people that no one could count, from every people, nation, tribe and language. They were standing in front of the throne and the Lamb, wearing white robes, and they were holding palms in their hands. 10 They were shouting, “Eternal Life to Yehovah, to the One who sits on the throne and to the Lamb!” 11 All the messengers stood around the throne with the Elders and the four living beings, and they bowed face down in front of His throne and worshiped Yehovah, 12 and said, “Aw-main'. Blessing and praise and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to Yehovah forever and ever, Aw-main'.’” 13 Then One of the Elders turned and asked me, “Who are these people wearing white robes, and where do they come from?” 14 I said, “Friend, you know”. He replied, “These are the ones who are coming out [1] of the Great Tribulation. They’ve washed their clothes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 That’s why they are in front of the throne of Yehovah, serving Him day and night in His 'Temple'. [2] And the One seated on the throne will 'protect them under His shadow' [Aramaic nageen alihun, ‘shadow over them’]. 16 They won’t hunger or thirst any more [3], nor will they be 'overcome' by the sun or burning heat, 17 because the Lamb who is in the center of the throne will feed them and lead them to springs of living water, and Yehovah will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

[1] “The verb form in the Greek for ‘come’ is in the present participle.” This being an ongoing process is a paradigm buster! [2] Ezekiel chapters 40-48 are all about the Temple services during the Everlasting Kingdom, tho people don’t want to hear that. Ezekiel 47 is clearly the same time period as Revelation 21-22. The Levites, other than descendants of Zadok, are disqualified from serving in the future Temple (:10-16.) Perhaps the 144,000 will take their place. [3] Isaiah 49 (noting verse 10) further describes these exact same conditions: the end of “hunger”, “thirst”, “heat” and “sun”, along with “springs of water” in the context of survivors of the Great Tribulation, from all twelve tribes of Israel returning to the land of Israel during the Second Exodus, at the beginning of the Everlasting Kingdom!

Invincible Survivors and the Missing Puzzle Piece!

Joel 2 describes the time when an invincible army will destroy Israel, a land “like the garden of Eden”. Interrestingly another invincible army will retake that land!

As already mentioned, the end time Jewish state (unknowingly) declared its independence on Pentecost of 1948, and the first Arab—Israeli War began immediately. On Pentecost of 2028, exactly 80 years after that war, I expect an encore performance. Yeshua Himself said that His soldiers would fight for Him when the time is right!

John 18:36 Yeshua answered, “My authority to rule does not originate from this world. If My royal power were from this world, My army [literally crewmen] would fight to prevent My being handed over to the Jews, but My authority to rule isn’t here yet.”

Toward the end of the Great Tribulation (on the 80th anniversary of that 1948 Pentecost, it would seem), chosen “families of Judah” will “burn up all the surrounding nations right and left.” Once the Communist “kings of the east”; have been slaughtering both of the opposing fascistic armies in the middle east, it will be a great tactical time to batten down the land before anyone else takes a serious interest. Unlike their ancient ancestors, these surviving Jews will fight their giants! They will fight on faith and get all of the Help they need. Of course this is before people from the other tribes or even other Jews are involved in the coming exodus. This is before the dry bones prophecy of Ezekiel 37:11 involving the entire entire House of Israel; before two sticks Judah and Ephraim get together (vs 15-23). It’s before we need to ask: “Can a country be born in one day?”: Isaiah 36:8. This is not Yeshua returning; it’s just some pioneering Jewish families, something on the order of Gideon’s army of 300 men (Judges 7:7). After this victory there will be a time reminiscent of the time when the second Temple was built. This will be the time when Yehovah will return to Jerusalem in Person (Zechariah 8:3). This is when people from all over the world will be searching for a Jew, not to kill them but to lead them to Jerusalem, “because we’ve heard that Elohim is with you.”

Zechariah 8:20-23 “Commander Yehovah says: People and citizens from many cities will be coming. 21 The inhabitants of one city will go to another and say, ‘We should go at once to seek the favor of Yehovah, and to seek Commander Yehovah. I’ll be going too.’ 22 Many people and strong nations will come seeking [searching for, to consult] Commander Yehovah in Jerusalem, and pray to Yehovah!’” 23 “Commander Yehovah says that at that time, ten men from every language and nation will take hold of the 'tzitzits' [“tassels”] of a Jew, and say, “Let us go with you, because we’ve heard that Elohim is with you.”:

Zechariah 12:5-14 The families of Judah will say to themselves, ‘The residents of Jerusalem have strong support thru Commander Yehovah, their Elohim.’ 6 “When that day comes I’ll make the leaders of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a burning torch among sheaves. They’ll burn up all the surrounding nations right and left, while the people of Jerusalem will once again be secure. 7 “Yehovah will save Judah’s tents first so that the honor of David’s family and the honor of the residents of Jerusalem won’t exceed [the rest of] Judah. 8 When that day comes, Yehovah will defend the residents of Jerusalem so that the weakest of them will be like David, and David’s descendants will be like Elohim, like the Messenger of Yehovah going before them. 9 When that day comes I’ll begin to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 “Then I’ll pour on the family of David and on the residents of Jerusalem the spirit of favor and a plea for mercy. They’ll look at Me (Aleph Tav) [Alpha Omega], the One they’ve pierced, and they’ll mourn for Him, like someone mourns over a firstborn. [1] 11 When that day comes there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadad rimmon in the valley of Megiddo [Armageddon]. 12 “The land will mourn, each tribe by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves, 14 all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.

[1] Yeshua alluded to Himself being the One who would be pierced and this eventual great mourning in Revelation 1:7

Once Judah begins fighting for freedom AND Yeshua, Yehovah will step in and do the heavy lifting.

Zechariah 14:12-14 Then Yehovah will strike all the nations that attacked Jerusalem with this plague: Their flesh will rot away while they are still standing on their feet, and their eyes will rot away in their sockets, and their tongues will rot away in their mouths. 13 When that day comes a great panic from Yehovah will fall on them. Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor, and the hand of one neighbor will be raised against the hand of the other. 14 Judah will also fight in Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the neighboring [surrounding] nations will be gathered together—great quantities of gold, silver and clothing.

Isaiah 10:20-23 At that time the remainder of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will never again rely on the one who struck them, but will truly rely on the Word* of Yehovah, the Kadosh One of Israel. 21 'Survivors' will return, 'survivors' of Jacob to the Mighty Elohim. 22 Tho your people Israel are like grains of sand on the seashore, only a few survivors will return. Righteous destruction is necessary. 23 The Sovereign, Yehovih [a variant spelling] the Commander has decreed complete destruction on the 'region'. [And Romans 9:27-28]

Romans 11:25-26 Friends, so that you won’t be presumptuous, I want you to know of this hidden mystery—that a degree of spiritual blindness has overtaken Israel until the full complement of nations can come in, 26 and then ALL Israel will be saved [alive]. As the Scriptures declare, “A Savior will come from Zion and turn Jacob from sinfulness.”

The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel are part of the original Twelve Hebrew tribes that under Joshua, their leader, captured the Promised Land, after Moses died. The tribal names are Asher, Dan, Ephraim, Gad, Issachar, Manasseh, Naphtali, Reuben, Simeon, and Zebulun—all sons or grandsons of Jacob. The ten tribes formed the independent Kingdom of Israel in the north and the other tribes, Judah, Benjamin, and half of Levi became the Kingdom of Judah in the south.

The fractured family has never been reunited but Israel and the Jews have been at war with each other:

1 Kings 12:21 When Rehoboam returned to Jerusalem he 'mobilized' the entire House of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin, 180,000 elite soldiers to fight against the House of Israel and restore the kingdom to Solomon’s son Rehoboam.

The analogy of the two sticks in Ezekiel 37 is about the monumental reunification of ALL 12 tribes! How could so many prophecy teachers ignore this!

The Analogy of the Two Sticks Explained!

Ezekiel 37:15-20 The Word of Yehovah came to me again. He said: 16 “Human son, take a stick and write on it: ‘Praise Judah and his Israelite companions’. Then take another stick, (the stick representing Ephraim) and write on it: ‘Joseph increases, as well as the House of Israel, his companions.’ 17 Then join them together as if they were one stick, and they’ll become one in your hand. 18 When your 'fellow Israelites' ask you, ‘Are you going to tell us what you mean by this’? 19 Tell them, ‘The Sovereign Yehovah says He’ll take the stick of Joseph that’s in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions, and put them with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they’ll be one in His hand!’ 20 “The sticks that you write on will be in your hand where they can see them.

I’ve saved the dry bones prophecy entil now for a reason. Look at my subtitles for the first 35 chapters of Ezekiel. Do you see a common theme? 1) Until this point of the prophecy, Israel is shown to be consistently in rebellion against Yehovah. 2) There are unmistakable indications that Israel’s future will be much better. 3) Israel’s enemy armies will be entirely wiped out. Consider:

EZEKIEL Chapter Subheadings:

Ezekiel 1: The Word Shows Up With Shiny Wheels and Stories to Tell

Ezekiel 2: Ezekiel Prophecies Against Israel

Ezekiel 3: Israel’s Watchman

Ezekiel 4: A Sign To the House of Israel

Ezekiel 5: Another Prophecy Against Israel

Ezekiel 6: Plague, War and Famine Coming to Israel

Ezekiel 7: The End of Israel!

Ezekiel 8: Israel’s Easter Sunrise Abominations in Israel

Ezekiel 9: The Righteous of Jerusalem Marked and Spared

Ezekiel 10: Yehovah Abandons Jerusalem’s Temple

Ezekiel 11: Slaughter thruout Jerusalem and Israel

Ezekiel 12: Israel’s Towns Lie in Ruins

Ezekiel 13: Prophecy Against Israel’s Preachers

Ezekiel 14: Israel’s Idolaters Destroyed

Ezekiel 15: Jerusalem in Flames

Ezekiel 16: Israel: Infancy, Prostitution & Future Bride

Ezekiel 17: The Dry Tree Israel Replanted

Ezekiel 18: Righteous Saved By Good Works: Israel Says, “That’s Unfair”!

Ezekiel 19: Prophecy Against Israel’s Politicians

Ezekiel 20: Israel, The Rebellious Bride

Ezekiel 21: Yehovah Sends A Sword Against Israel

Ezekiel 22: Israel Scattered Among the Nations

Ezekiel 23: Israel as Two Prostitutes

Ezekiel 24: Jerusalem: Filthy Until the very End

Ezekiel 25: Israel Ruined; Edom, Moab & Ammon (Modern Jordan & Petra}—Destroyed!

Ezekiel 26: Jerusalem Broken; Ancient And Modern Tyre Destroyed

Ezekiel 27: International Commerce Canceled

Ezekiel 28: Satan, the King of Tyre, Dies. Israel Regathered

Ezekiel 29: Israel’s Enemy Egypt to be Destroyed, Now History

Ezekiel 30: The First “Day of Yehovah” Was Against Egypt

Ezekiel 31: Greatest “Tree” Ever (Egypt) Cut Down

Ezekiel 32: The First “Day of Yehovah” Against Israel’s Enemy Egypt Continues

Ezekiel 33: The Wicked Judged by Their Deeds (Not Necessarily What they Knew!)

Ezekiel 34: The Shepherds Devouring Israel Condemned

Ezekiel 35: Edom Condemned Over Hostility Against Israel

Ezekiel 36: Israel to be Entirely Rebuilt!

The entirety of chapter 36 is preparatory for a great transition! All of the terrible things associated with Israel in the first 35 chapters are about to radically change!

And wasn’t Abraham promised something like that?

Genesis 17:5-9 You’ll no longer be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham, because I’ve made you the father of very many nations. 6 I’ll make you exceedingly fruitful. Your descendants will establish many nations. Kings will be descended from you. 7 I’ll establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you, thruout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be your Elohim and the Elohim of your descendants after you. 8 I’ll give you and your descendants after you the land where you are living, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. I’ll be their Elohim. 9 “Elohim said to Abraham, “Your responsibility is to preserve My covenant, you and your descendants after you thruout their generations.

In Chapter 36 Ezekiel announces the ultimate fulfillment of Yehovah’s covenant with Abraham:

Ezekiel 36:24 “I’ll remove you from among the heathens, gather you out of all those countries and bring you into your own land.”

So here we are at the brink of the ultimate Biblical utopia! The stage is set, the villains are about to be vanquished and ALL the Israelites who survived the Great Tribulation are set to migrate to the Promised Land!

Oh no! Something is happening! Everyone on stage has vanished. There is no one finally ready and eager to migrate to Israel!

But we were expecting this, (OK, I’ll admit, it’s a figurative analogy about the rebirth {so to speak!} of the nation of Israel)! Really, it’s figurative:

Isaiah 66:7-9, 19-20 ”Before she has* [tense] any labor pains, before any pain, she will give* birth to a son! 8 Who has heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such a thing? Can a country be born in one day? Can a nation be born instantly? Yet as soon as Zion has* labor pains, she’ll give birth to her children! [as in the first 36 chapters of Ezekiel!] 9 Would I bring to the moment of birth and not bring about the delivery?” Asks Yehovah, “Would I, the One who brings about births shut the womb?” Asks your Elohim...[Now back to literal] 19-20 I’ll set up signs among them and send some survivors [maybe 144,000] to the nations—to Tarshish, Put and Lud, Meshech, Rosh, Tubal, Javan and to the distant lands beyond the oceans who haven’t heard of My fame or seen My splendor. They’ll announce My splendor among the nations. 20 They’ll bring all of your relatives from all the nations as an offering to Yehovah [Second Exodus], on horses, on chariots, on litters, on mules and on dromedaries to My kadosh mountain Jerusalem,” Yehovah says, “like the Israelites bring their offering in a ceremonially clean vessel into Yehovah’s 'Temple'.

But instead we have a heap of bones in a valley?

Chapter 37: Israel’s Dry Bones

Ezekiel 37:11-14 Then he said, “Human son, these bones 'represent' the entire House of Israel. They say [the talking bones] , ‘Our bones have dried up and our hope is lost, we’ve been completely 'exterminated'.’ 12 So prophesy and tell them [the talking bones] that the Sovereign Yehovah says, ‘I’ll open your graves, and bring you out of your graves, My people, and I’ll bring you back to the land of Israel! 13 You’ll realize that I am Yehovah once I’ve opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. 14 I’ll put My spirit in you and you’ll live, and I’ll settle you in your own land. Then you’ll realize that I, Yehovah, have 'predicted' it and 'fulfilled' it, declares Yehovah.’”

Everyone is wondering where all of the people went to, and what are all of these bone people doing here? Are they zombies or body snatchers? No wonder Gog and Magog decide to attack! Everyone has vanishing or is dead, bone people now occupy a very large chunk of the Middle East, and they have accumulated all of the wealth of the former inhabitants. Perhaps Gog is thinking, “Maybe we’re next! Maybe we should go on the offensive?”

Bones and Sticks in Simple Terms!

So how did Ezekiel explain the bones and the sticks?

Ezekiel 37:21-23 Then explain to them, “The Sovereign Yehovah says He’ll take the Israelites from among the nations where they’ve gone, and gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. 22 He’ll make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel. One king will be over all of them. They’ll never be two nations or two kingdoms again. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols or their detestable things or with any of their rebellion, because He’ll rescue them from everywhere they’ve settled and everywhere they’ve sinned. He’ll cleanse them so they’ll be His people, and He’ll be their Elohim.

Well, which is it? Will Israel be filled with immigrant survivors of the Great Tribulation or dead and resurrected bone people?

Hmm. What if Ezekiel’s analogy is figurative. I know, usually when someone says something in the Bible is “figurative”, I start backing away, right away. They are not to be trusted. But occasionally it has to be strictly figurative! After all, when was all of Israel “slain” in some valley without being buried? Why are the only bones coming back to life former military? Think about it, the survivors of the Great Tribulation will be so traumatised they’ll consider themselves as good as dead! But then sudden supernatural intervention. The Valley of Yehoshaphat literally becomes a bone yard for their enemies (Ezekiel 39:15)! Now the whole book of Ezekiel is cohesive—make no bones about it!

Frankly, it baffles me how so many people can reduce the meaning of the first 37 Chapters to one figurative passage about dry bones and then 'literally' ignore the whole focal point of Bible prophecy—the Second Exodus and the formative stage of the establishment of the Kingdom of Elohim in Jerusalem, the mustard seed!

There really is a resurrection—into the spirit realm. The First Resurrection happens at the same time, but that is another story (1 Corinthians 15).

I’ve heard people mention the dry bones hundreds of times in my lifetime, but I don’t recall even one instance where anyone said that Ezekiel explained the metaphoric language in literal form in that same chapter! People often say that if a Bible passage is difficult to understand, that we should look for related verses on the same topic. The answer in Ezekiel 37 is not very well hidden!

An example of simply reading in context is the passage where Peter was told to “kill and eat” a boat load of unclean animals (Acts 10:12). Of course he refused in the next verse, but people begin to lose interest by that verse, and by verse 28 it becomes clear that Peter had to repent of something that didn’t involve eating anything. But the people I know don’t use context consistently.

Israel Cleansed, King David Ruling

Ezekiel 37 continuing: 24 “His servant David will be their king, and all of them will have one Shepherd [John 10:11]. They’ll 'live by' His regulations and carefully obey His unchanging tenets. 25 They’ll live in the land that He gave to His servant Jacob, where their ancestors lived. They and their children and their grandchildren will live there forever, and His servant David will be their leader forever. 26 He’ll make a [New] Covenant of peace with them. It will be an Everlasting Covenant with them, and He’ll establish them and increase their numbers, and set His 'Cherished' Place among them forever. 27 His home [New Jerusalem] will also be ABOVE them. He’ll be their Elohim, and they’ll be His people. 28 The nations will know that Yehovah made Israel kadosh, when His 'Cherished' Place [an earthly 'Temple'] [1] is among them forever.”

Isaiah 2:2-4 In the future, at the end of the 'age', Yehovah’s mountainous 'Temple' [1] will be established on the summits of the mountains and be borne above the hills, and all nations will beam [or flow] into it. 3 People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let’s go up to the mountain of Yehovah, to the House of Jacob’s Elohim. He’ll teach us His path to life and we’ll 'live' His way.” The Torah will go out from Zion and the Word of Yehovah from Jerusalem.” 4 He’ll govern the nations and 'settle the feuds' of many nations, and they’ll beat their swords into harrows and their spears into pruning hooks. Nations won’t raise swords against other nations and they won’t learn how to wage war any more.

[1] There is no distinct word for Temple in Hebrew. House is the literal word.

[2] Just start typing: The Word of Yehovah on your keyboard, anywhere in the Prophets, then punch the F3 button repeatedly. In this way you’ll see that “the Word” (the Elohim of Israel, 2 Kings 14:25) frequently appeared in person to the Prophets (and sometimes others), as did “the Messenger of Yehovah”—in every instance! Whereas “the Sovereign Yehovah” is always referred to, quoted or prayed to, but never visible! Obviously “LORD”, “LORD God” and “Angel” are substituted in the popular versions. (Of course typing works here for any word, but the results are endless!)

Judgment Day in “Yehovah Judges in the Valley” (Yehoshaphat)

Joel 3 “In those days and in that time, when I bring back the captives [not “fortunes” or “captivity”] of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I’ll gather all the heathens and bring them down to the Valley of Yehovah is Judge (Yehoshaphat) [not Armageddon], and I’ll execute judgment on them there on behalf of My people, because they’ve scattered My heritage Israel among the nations and divvied up My land...7 “I’m going to cause an awakening among them in the places where you’ve sold them, and return your payment on your own head... 8 I’ll sell your sons and your daughters into the hands of the House of Judah, and they’ll sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away. I Yehovah have spoken.” 9 Announce this among the nations: “Prepare for war!” Stir up the warriors. Bring it on warriors, come and attack...12 “Wake up nations and come up to the Valley of Yehoshaphat [not Armageddon ref. #2], because that’s where I’ll sit to judge all the surrounding nations...15 The sun and the moon will go dark and star light will vanish... 16 Yehovah will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem, and the sky and the earth will quake, but Yehovah will be a refuge for His people and a means of safety for the House of Israel.” 17 “Then you’ll realize that I am Yehovah your Elohim, living in Zion, My kadosh mountain. Then Jerusalem will be kadosh, and no foreigners will ever invade her again.18 When this day arrives, the mountains will drip with sweet wine, and the hills will flow with milk. All the streams of Judah will flow with water. A spring will flow from Yehovah’s 'Temple' and water the Valley of Acacia... 19 Egypt will become a wasteland, and Edom a barren desert due to the violence done to the 'people' of Judah, since they shed innocent blood in their land. 20 “But Judah will be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem will endure thru all generations.

Yehovah Returns

Continuing: 3 Then Yehovah will go out and wage war against those nations, as He previously fought in battle! 4 And when this day arrives, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem. And the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. 5 You’ll flee by My mountain valley, because My mountain valley will reach to Azel. Yes, you’ll flee just like you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Yehovah my Elohim will come, and all of the kadosh ones with Him...16 Then everyone who is left behind [survivors] from all the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship Commander Yehovah and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles...

[2] Yes! Both Father and Son share the Family name: Yehovah. Yeshua returns, as explained in Acts 1:10-12. This is not the Great Tribulation period, rather it is stated to be “The Day of Yehovah”. This is after the wise have fled.

Ancient Israel was destroyed in the Jezreel Valley “Armageddon”.

Hosea 1:4-5 Yehovah told him, “Name him Jezreel, because in a little while I’ll avenge the blood of Jezreel on the 'dynasty' of Jehu, and put an end to the Kingdom of Israel. 5 At that time I’ll break the bow [military] of Israel in the Jezreel Valley.”

So it only seems fitting that their vicious neighbors would be defeated there too.

The First Invasion of Gog & Magog Against Jerusalem

This actually takes place during the Millennial Reign like Yeshua’s mustard seed parable (which is actually the blueprint!). The Kingdom of Yehovah actually starts in Israel, soon grows to include Israel’s neighboring countries, after their military defeat, eventually permeates the world and then of necessity spreads to other worlds as soon as the “space” is needed.

The key to the timing is a condition that has never been met in Israel, even under King David’s reign. Three times in Ezekiel 38: verses 8, 11, and 14 state that the “peaceful confident people” of Israel will be living “securely” in “unwalled villages”.

At no time since WW2 have Jews anywhere lived “securely” in “unwalled villages”. Antisemitism has never yet ended and more so now than ever.

Another reason that the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 is not “Armageddon” is that Gog and Magog (the allies of Russia) don’t include any state bordering Israel. All of the neighboring nations will have already been conquered, as we saw in Zechariah 14:12-14. The altogether different nations identified as Gog and Magog are identified Here, with a good degree of precision.

I’m just going to post the whole invasion here. Why edit or summarize it? You probably haven’t read it in a while.


Gog & Magog’s Invasion

Ezekiel 38 & 39: The Word of Yehovah came to me, He said: 2 “Human son, turn and face Gog of the land of Magog, the leader of the head [or Rosh] of the land of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him: 3 ‘Tell him that the Sovereign Yehovah says: “I’m against you, Gog, leader of the head of Meshech and Tubal. 4 I’ll turn you around and put hooks into your jaws, and I’ll bring you out with your entire army, horses and cavalry, all of them clothed in full armor, a large company with bucklers and shields, all of them swordsmen. 5 Persia, Ethiopia and Put will be with you, all with shields and helmets, 6 Gomer and all his troops, the 'nation' of Togarmah from the far north and all his hordes, and many nations with you. 7 “Be prepared! Be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered with you, and be their guard. 8 After many days you’ll be summoned. In the last years you’ll invade a land that has recovered from [the previous] 'war', that was gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, mountains that have been a perpetual waste. Its people were all brought from other nations and now live there securely. 9 You’ll go up, you’ll advance like a storm. You’ll be like a cloud covering the land, you, and all your hordes, and many people with you. 10 “This is what the Sovereign Yehovah says: “When this commemorative day arrives, thoughts will enter your mind and you’ll devise a sinister plot. 11 You’ll say, ‘I’ll attack a land of unwalled villages, I’ll attack a peaceful confident people, all of them living without walls, without bars on their doors or gates. 12 I’ll plunder and loot, turning My hand against the waste places that are now filled with people who were gathered from the nations, who now have livestock and property, who live in the center of the world.’ 13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and its villagers will ask you, ‘Have you come to plunder? Have you assembled these hordes to loot; to steal silver and gold, livestock and goods and to seize property?’ 14 “So, human son, give this prophecy to Gog. Tell them that the Sovereign Yehovah says: When that commemorative day comes, when My people Israel live securely, you’ll certainly know it! 15 You’ll come from your place in the far north, you, and many nations with you, your entire cavalry, a huge and powerful 'allied' army. 16 You’ll advance against My people Israel like a cloud covering the land. Then in the last days I’ll bring you against My land, so that the nations will know Me when I’m renowned thru you, Gog, before their eyes. 17 “The Sovereign Yehovah says: Gog, aren’t you the one I spoke of long ago by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? 18 On the commemorative day when Gog attacks the land of Israel, My rage will be 'ignited',’ declares the Sovereign Yehovah. 19 ‘In My passion and in My blazing wrath, I tell you, on that commemorative day there will be a huge earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish of the sea, the birds from the air, land animals, every 'living' thing that moves on the ground, and everyone on the face of the earth will shake at My presence. Mountains will be leveled, cliffs will crumble, and every wall will crash to the ground. 21 I’ll summon swordsmen against 'Gog' on all My mountains, declares the Sovereign Yehovah. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I’ll execute judgment against him with plagues and bloodshed. I’ll send rainstorms against him and his hordes and on the many nations with him a torrential shower with huge hailstones, fire and burning brimstone. 23 I’ll reveal My greatness and My distinction [2]. I’ll make Myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they’ll realize that I am Yehovah!;

[1] This link describes Gog & Magog’s second invasion that takes place after the 1,000 years of peace, in contrast to Ezekiel 39!

[2] Holiness is not a ‘kosher’ word.


Aftermath of the Second Exodus

Ezekiel 39:1 “Human son, prophesy against Gog, tell him that the Sovereign Yehovah says: I’m against you, Gog, leader of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal! 2 I’ll turn you around and lead you. I’ll bring you from the far north against the mountains of Israel. 3 I’ll strike the bow from your left hand and knock arrows out of your right hand. 4 You’ll fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops as well as your allies. I’ll give you to predatory birds of every kind and wild animals to be devoured. 5 You’ll fall in the open field. I have spoken,’ declares the Sovereign Yehovah.[1] 6 I’ll send a fire on Magog and on those who live securely along the coast lands. Then they’ll realize that I am Yehovah. 7 “I’ll make My kadosh name known among My people Israel [2]. I won’t allow My kadosh name to be profaned any more, and the nations will realize that I am Yehovah, the Kadosh One in Israel. 8 It is coming and it will certainly take place,’ declares the Sovereign Yehovah. ‘This is the day I spoke about. 9 “Those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and set the weapons on fire and burn them, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, the war clubs and the spears. They’ll burn them for seven years. 10 They won’t need to gather wood from the fields or cut down any trees from the forests because they’ll use the weapons for fire. They’ll plunder those who plundered them and rob those who robbed them,” declares the Sovereign Yehovah. 11 “When that day comes, I’ll give Gog a burial ground in Israel’s Valley of the Travelers, east of the Dead Sea, and it will stop anyone from traveling thru. They’ll bury Gog and all of his troops there, and they’ll rename it the Valley of Gog’s Hordes. 12 For seven months the House of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land. 13 All the people of the land will bury them. The day that I’m clothed with splendor will be quite memorable,” declares the Sovereign Yehovah. 14 “They’ll appoint men to continually 'search' for those who were invading the land, and bury those lying on the ground to cleanse it. Seven months after the invasion they’ll begin the search. 15 As the searchers pass thru the land and anyone sees a man’s bone, he will set up a marker beside it, until the burial crews have buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog. 16 There will even be a city by the name of Hamonah [Hoard] there.” This is how the land will be cleansed. 17 “Human son, This is what the Sovereign Yehovah says: Tell every kind of bird and every 'wild' animal: “Assemble and come, gather from every side to the zebak that I’m 'preparing' for you, a great zebak on the mountains of Israel where you can eat flesh and drink blood. 18 You’ll eat the flesh of the mighty and drink the blood of the leaders of the earth as if they were rams, lambs, goats and bulls, all of them fattened animals of Bashan. 19 You’ll eat fat until you’re full and drink blood until you’re drunk with the offering that I’m preparing for you. 20 You’ll be filled at My table with horses and charioteers, with warriors and all the fighting men,’ declares the Sovereign Yehovah. 21 “I’ll display My splendor among the nations, and all the nations will see the judgment I’ll execute and My ‘fist’ that I’ll lay on them. 22 So the House of Israel will realize that I am Yehovah their Elohim, from that commemorative day on. 23 The nations will know that the House of Israel went into captivity because they were guilty, because they were so unfaithful to Me, and that I hid My face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell ‘in battle. 24 I acted in proportion to their impurities and their rebellion, and I hid My face from them. 25 “So the Sovereign Yehovah says: I’m going to bring Jacob [Israel] back from captivity and have mercy on the House of Israel, and I’ll be zealous for My kadosh name. 26 They’ll 'accept responsibility' for their shame and all their unfaithfulness toward Me when they live securely in their land with no one to frighten them 27 when I’ve brought them back from the nations and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands and become special to them in the sight of many nations. 28 Then they’ll realize that I am Yehovah their Elohim, once I’ve made them go into captivity among the nations, and then regathered them to their own land. I’ll leave none of them behind 'this time'. 29 I’ll no longer 'turn' My face from them because I will have poured out My spirit on the House of Israel,’ declares the Sovereign Yehovah.”

[1] They had several millennia fair warning!

[2] This link describes events that take place prior to Israel knowing Yehovah’s name or much about Him, and events 1,000 years later! Pardon the rapture reference. His “member’s only” 2026 Shemitah date differs from my 2028 Shemitah/2029 Jubilee date expectation.

Psalm 83 is simply a prayer that Israel not be destroyed by their ten neighbors. It’s not even a war as people claim is. Since it names Israel, not Judah, it would apply to the restored 12 tribe nation of Israel. When all 12 tribes are regathered they will be totally unarmed when the invasion occurs. Prayer would not be unreasonable.

But before this the remaining “leaders of Judah” have some serious work to do:

Zechariah 12:5-14 “Then I’ll pour on the family of David and on the residents of Jerusalem the spirit of favor and a plea for mercy. They’ll look at Me (Aleph Tav) [Alpha Omega], the One they’ve pierced, and they’ll mourn for Him, like someone mourns over a firstborn. [1] 11 When that day comes there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadad rimmon in the valley of Megiddo [Armageddon]. 12 “The land will mourn, each tribe by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves, 14 all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.

[1] Yeshua said He was the One who was pierced and would eventually bring about great mourning planet wide. Revelation 1:7

The Fate of Israel is Without Doubt the Most Detailed Topic in the Bible!

Modern “Israel” is nothing like it was “long ago”, except for comparisons to the time when Yehovah warned of it’s destruction. But it will be restored similar to how it was during King David’s reign (v.11). In fact a perfected David will be there! (Ezekiel 34:23). Furthermore, in the next go around the survivors of their enemy nations will be called by Yehovah’s name (v.12). Obviously that has never happened. And there will be an agricultural revolution of abundance such as has never happened since Adam & Eve got booted out of the garden! No one can envision this better than Amish farmer John Kemph, tho if he knows it he hasn’t mentioned it. Israel’s ownership of the land will never again be questioned! (v.15)

Amos 9:8-15 “I the Sovereign Yehovah am 'keeping an eye' on the sinful kingdom, and I’ll 'wipe' it from the face of the earth! But I won’t completely destroy the House of Jacob [Israel],” says Yehovah. [4]

9 “I’ll be commanding a sifting of the House of Israel among all the nations as flour is sifted in a sieve, yet not even the smallest particle will hit the ground. 10 All the sinners among My people are 'thinking', ‘We won’t be overcome by a holocaust or die 'violent deaths'.’ 11 “At that time I’ll restore David’s fallen tent and repair the gaps, and I’ll repair its ruins. I’ll rebuild them as they were long ago, 12 so they can possess the survivors of Edom and all the nations who are called by My name,” declares Yehovah who will do these things. 13 “The time is coming,” declares Yehovah, “when plowmen [5] will overtake harvesters. Those treading grapes will surpass those sowing seeds. Sweet wine will drip from the mountains, and the hills will melt away. 14 I’ll bring My people Israel back from captivity. They’ll rebuild the ruined towns and live in them. They’ll plant vineyards and drink the wine. They’ll plant gardens and eat their produce. 15 I’ll replant them in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land that I gave them,” says Yehovah your Elohim.

[4] Should We Move to Israel Now?

[5] “A primitive root; to scratch”: Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. Ancient “plowing” resembled modern no-till more than mold board plowing: “One early type of plow used in the United States was little more than a crooked stick with an iron point attached, sometimes with rawhide, which simply scratched the ground.” Beating a sword into a plowshare would only require curving it!

The Good News About the Great Tribulation!

The horrific close of this period of human history will present a unique opportunity for everyone alive to understand at least enough for salvation and eternal life! Between Revelation 10:11 and 11:13 (misplaced chapter break) you have both John and the two witnesses (I believe them to be Elijah and Moses) informing everyone on earth about what on earth is happening. Perhaps the most significant truth will be coming from a powerful Messenger (“angel”) flying thru the sky: Revelation 14:6-7. Unfortunately, most people will fail to choose life, even tho everyone will have seen enough miracles to be “cured” of Atheism and Agnosticism. That should be an entire article in itself.

The Seven “Churches” of Revelation are all part of the end of this age! They are not eras spread out over the last 2,000 years. The entire book of Revelation was addressed to them (Revelation 1:11). Five of them are a disappointment to Him. They do have this one thing in common:

Revelation 12:17 The Dragon was furiously angry with the woman, and he went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, those who obey the Commandments of Yehovah [“OT”] AND have THE TESTIMONY OF YESHUA [“NT”].

But only one of these Commandment keeping “Churches” (emphasis on 4th Commandment keepers) will be spared from the end time horrors—Philadelphia:

Revelation 3:10 Since you’ve patiently obeyed My Word, I’ll protect you from the Hour of Trial that is coming to the entire inhabited world to test those who live on the earth.

Philadelphians will be protected prior to being instantaneously made spirit, skipping the whole death experience. It doesn’t appear that Philadelphia will exist prior to the eight year countdown, unless it only in the form of scattered individuals.

So it appears to me that a vast number of Yehovah’s own followers will have to prove their loyalty in martyrdom, shortly before being resurrected: 1 Corinthians 15:50-55.

Yet there will be millions of very bewildered survivors coming out of the Great Tribulation (Revelation 7:9-17). They are the true Bride!: Who is the Messiah’s Bride?

Here Comes Israel the Bride—Again!

Hosea 2:14-23 “But I’m going to allure her [Israel] back. I’ll bring her into the wilderness [Ezekiel 20:35] and speak tenderly to her there. 15 I’ll give her back her vineyards beginning there and the Valley of Achor [trouble] into a door of hope. She’ll respond there as in the days of her youth, just like when she came out of the land of Egypt.” 16 Yehovah says: “When that day comes you’ll call Me ‘Husband’ [Ishi] and you’ll never again call Me ‘Lord’ [Baali]. 17 I’ll remove the names of the Baals from your mouths, and you will never mention them again. 18 At that time I’ll make a covenant with all the wild animals of the plains, the birds from the air and the animals that move around on the ground. I’ll abolish bows and swords and weapons of war from the “earth”? [eretz: land or region] so that everyone can live in peace. [3] 19 I’ll be betrothed [4] to you forever. Yes, you’ll be betrothed to Me in righteousness and in justice, in faithful love and compassion. 20 I’ll be faithful to you, and you’ll finally know Yehovah intimately. 21 “When that day comes, I’ll respond,” Yehovah says, “I’ll respond to the heavens and they’ll respond to the earth. 22 Then the land of Israel [eretz] will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they’ll respond to what happened in Jezreel [Hosea 1:5,11]. 23 I’ll plant 'Israel' in the land for Myself. I’ll show love to those I called ‘Not loved’ and I’ll tell those who were not My people: ‘You are My people’, and they’ll say, ‘My Elohim’!”

[3] After Israel, the bride, has returned to her land, she will be totally dependent on her Husband for defence, (no Iron Dome) but not so much everywhere else yet: Ezekiel 38, special emphasis on verse 11!

[4] Betroth literally means: “a fine, literally pay the price, and gain the right of possession”. Yeshua paid the price. So when does He take possession? And Who is the Messiah’s Bride?

Most churches claim that Christians are the Messiah’s Bride—that Israel was disqualified. But there are serious flaws with replacement theology. But there is something much better.

Luke 20:34 Yeshua responded, “The men of this world take wives, and wives are given to husbands. 35 But those who are worthy of that age and the resurrection from the dead will never marry or be given in marriage. 36 They can’t die anymore and are similar to the spirit messengers, and are Yehovah’s children, because they are children of the resurrection.

How did the idea that “the Church” is the focal point of Bible prophecy, rather than the instrument that Elohim created to teach, among other things, about the prophecies concerning Israel? The teaching, commonly called “Replacement Theology”, is clearly traced to Augustine’s (354-430 AD) “Sermon Against the Jews”. Doing a web search on “Replacement Theology” will uncover lots of leads. Within these articles you can specifically search for the name “Augustine”.

After the Battle of Jezreel, mistakenly called the Battle of Armageddon, Israel will fulfill her destiny, substantially illustrated from Genesis 17:5-10 thru Revelation 21:10-14. Gog and Magog will simply be erased sooner rather than later after that!

The Ancient of Days Returns BEFORE Yeshua, AND Kills the Beast.

Daniel 7:7-12 After that [the first 3 beasts] in my vision that night I saw a fourth wild beast! It was dreadful, terrifying and extremely strong. It had huge iron teeth. It was crushing and devouring things, and trampling underfoot anything that was left. It was different from any of the beasts that preceded it, and it had ten horns. 8 While I was contemplating the horns, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were ripped out by the roots right in front of it. This horn’s eyes appeared to be human and it was mouthing arrogant claims! 9 I watched until thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated. His clothing was as white as snow, and the hair on His head was like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, and its wheels were like blazing fire. 10 A river of fire flowed out from before Him. Millions served Him, and one hundred million stood before Him. The court 'convened', and the books were opened. 11 I kept watching due to the boastful voice that the horn spoke with, I watched until the wild beast was killed, and its body was destroyed and 'thrown' into a blazing fire. 12 As for the other wild beasts, their sovereignty was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a period of time.

Everyone teaches that the Father returns before Yeshua, right? It’s the old Christian adage: “Assume and ye shall find”.

Then Yeshua Comes, is Given Dominion, Splendor and a Kingdom!

Continuing: 13 In my vision that night I saw Someone like a Human Son [1] coming with the clouds of the sky, and as He was approaching the Ancient of Days, they escorted Him into His presence. 14 He [still Yeshua] was given dominion, splendor and a Kingdom, so that people of every nation and language would serve Him. His Kingdom [still Yeshua’s] is an Everlasting Kingdom that will never pass away, and His Kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

[1] Messiah in the form of a human being: See all commentary footnotes on this page.

Psalm 18 provides a more detailed account of Yehovah, the Most Supreme, returning amid hailstones and coals of fire”.

Psalm 18:6-13 In my distress I called on Yehovah, and cried to my Elohim. He heard my voice from His Temple. My cry reached Him and He 'listened'. 7 Then the earth shook and quaked. The foundations of the mountains also quaked and shook because He was angry. 8 Smoke ascended from His nostrils. Consuming fire came out of His mouth, flaming coals blazed ahead of Him! 9 He bent [1] the heavens and came down with thick darkness under His feet. 10 He rode a cherub and flew, soaring on the wings of the wind. 11 He made darkness His hiding place, His temporary shelter was circuitous in thick clouds of dark water in the skies. 12 Out of the brightness in front of Him thick clouds passed by with hailstones and burning coals. 13 Yehovah thundered in the sky. The Most Supreme’s voice reverberated amid hailstones and coals of fire.

[1] “Albert Einstein taught that due to his general theory of relativity, a massive body like Earth should bend the space-time fabric of the universe, causing it to curve and flex like a trampoline supporting a bowling ball.”

Ephesians 1:20-23 He brought this [understanding (v.18)] about in the Messiah after raising Him from the dead, and seating Him by His right side in the Heavenly realm, 21 high above every government, authority, power and ruler, and above anyone who could be named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 He [Yeshua] is in control of everything under His feet, and He has entrusted Him with supremacy over His assembly 23 —that being His body—making the Perfecter perfect, everything in every way.

I like how it is explained in this commentary:

“Further, because it is said, Colossians 1:17, He is before all things, and by him all things consist; and because we are told, Hebrews 1:3, that the Son, while he spake the gospel, upheld all things by the word of his power; it is believed, that besides the mediatorial kingdom which the Son administered in the human nature [flesh], and which he will deliver up to the Father after the judgment, he possessed the government of the universe from the beginning, in his character as Creator: and that, after the mediatorial kingdom is delivered up, the kingdom which he holds as Creator, will remain with him as from the beginning. So that after the judgment, the righteous shall enter still into the everlasting kingdom of Jesus Christ, as they are represented to do, 2 Peter 1:11.” — Macknight. Indeed, the divine reign, both of the Father and the Son, is from everlasting to everlasting. And only so far as the Father gave the kingdom to the Son, shall the Son deliver it up to the Father, John 13:3. Nor does the Father cease to reign when he gives it to the Son, neither the Son when he delivers it to the Father; but the glory which he had before the world began, (John 17:5; Hebrews 1:8,) will remain even after that is delivered up. Nor will he cease to be a king even in his human nature, Luke 1:33. If the citizens of the New Jerusalem shall reign for ever, (Revelation 22:5,) how much more shall he!”—Benson Commentaries

Once the Ancient of Days has returned to Jerusalem the 7th Millennium will begin, with a few speed bumps at the onset, as the Kingdom of Yehovah expands from a tiny mustard seed (Jerusalem) into the largest of garden plants (Mark 4:30-32). Swords will be beaten into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks, and “nations will not lift up swords against other nations” Isaiah 2:4). All the resources that are wasted on armaments will be spent benefiting the people; food security will stop being something to fear (Amos 9:13). There will be no homeless people. Every family will have their own vineyard and orchard (Micah 4:4).

The Sequence of End Time Events According to Isaiah 66

Isaiah 66 is the place to read before Revelation 21. It’s easier to follow the order of end time events here:

Verse 15 Yehovah returns.
Verse 16 Yehovah kills many people.
Verse 17 Practicing idolators will be exterminated. This is after Yehovah has demonstrated many miraculous signs, including having a Messenger (an “angel”) proclaim the everlasting gospel to the world (Revelation 14:6-7). This is a literal fulfillment of burning the tares BEFORE puting the wheat into His barn. (Matthew 13:24-30)
Verse 18 This is the wheat being separated from the tares (Matthew 25:31-46)
Verse 19 News will spread worldwide that Israel is to return to the Promised Land.
Verse 20 This is the actual Second Exodus.
Verse 21 Priests and Levites (teachers) are selected. They will be very fast learners (likely downloaded).
Verse 22 The renewing of the planet: terraforming a New Heavens and New Earth is set in motion. This is a massive RENEWING of our devastated planet. Humanity had been rapidly polluting and destroying everything even before all of the end time destruction. In Ezekiel 37 he went on to describe the exact terraforming process.
Verses 23-24 After the earth is made habitable again, what will happen to the people who pose a threat to everyone else? About five times a month, every month, anyone getting too rowdy will be dealt with:

Isaiah 66:23-24 Then, from one New Moon to the next New Moon [every month!], and from one Sabbath to the next Sabbath [every Sabbath!], all of humanity will come to worship before Me”, declares Yehovah. 24 They’ll go out and see the carcasses of the people who rebelled against Me, because the maggots devouring them won’t die off. The fire that’s burning them won’t go out. They’ll be abhorrent to everyone.” [3]

[3] Unfortunately, there will be a steady stream of wicked people being thrown into the fire every ‘moonth’ all thru the time of the “New Heavens and the New Earth”. Whatever the fire does not dispose of will keep the maggots well fed.

Satan will be decommisioned for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-3). Sin and crime will be dealt with quickly. The “Good Figs”, Israelites who were specifically chosen to survive the final eight years Jeremiah 24 (very important: ) will all be relocated to Israel!

The Last War: The Second Battle of Gog & Magog

Suppose a million zombies descended on Washington DC. The media would claim it was the end of the world. But given that there are billions of people not participating, the threat level would be drastically overblown. In fact with the contagion locked down to just one area, their eradication would be a cinch! (This is only hypothetical—in the real world Zombies pillage, destroy and burn towns they happen to live in!) That is how I view the ‘footnote’ in Revelation:

Revelation: Satan Returns After 1,000 Years

Even after a thousand years of peace, prosperity and safety, some people will choose to rebel (sort of like their father who fell from heaven), this too will be dealt with quickly.

Revelation 20:7-10 When the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and go out to seduce the nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, and gather them for battle. Their number is like grains of sand in the sea. 9 They swarmed over the broad expanse of the earth, and surrounded the kadosh assembly of the 'chosen ones', the greatly loved city. And fire came down from Yehovah out of Heaven and consumed them. 10 The Accuser who seduced them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the predatory beast and the false prophet were thrown. They’ll be tormented day and night for a period of time, an age [6].

[6] “If we understand ‘they will be tormented’ to include the Beast and the False Prophet, we must explain the phrase ‘forever and ever’ (as it appears in most versions: eis tous aionas ton aionon). Literally, this means ‘to the ages of the ages,’ and would seem to imply perpetuity. However, we must be careful with the word aion. It’s range of meaning runs from ‘a space or period of time’ to ‘a lifetime’ to ‘an age’ to ‘eternity.’ As in all such cases, the context must give the sense.” Also, the primary literal meaning of “tormented” (“heurisko”) is: ”1) to test (metals) by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the colour of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal.” What happens if someone is thrown into a fire and they fail the test?

I would not be surprised if on the next Biblical new year’s day there will be the first “Teratorn event”! All of these black swan events put together will not come close to what I’m calling a “teratorn event”. Black swan events are all monetary events—man made. “The first characteristic of a black swan event is its tremendous impact, far beyond normal economic consequences...The second characteristic of a black swan event is that even the use of forecasting tools like modeling cannot foresee a black swan event...The third characteristic of a black swan event is a reaction from historians and economists afterward to rationalize the event as if it could have been predicted.” But none of “the models” include anything summarized in the Bible including astronomical events, famine, serious epidemics and a modern world war with massive new toys! The plandemic crowd will get their wish—most of humanity will die! But like the historic Biblical analogy in Jeremiah 24 (that no one ever mentions), the “good figs” of verses 5-7 (relatively innocent “unsaved” bystanders) will be protected in the last way they will have expected, while the “bad figs” (verses 8-10) will be exiled, scattered, cursed and banished. (The 7 end time “groups” of knowledgable people are dealt with in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.)

In Summary:

Hosea 1:10-11 “Yet the number of the people of Israel will be like the sand of the seashore that can’t be measured or numbered, and then in the location where they were told, ‘You are not My people’, they’ll be called ‘Sons of the living Elohim.’ 11 The Houses of Judah AND Israel WILL BE REUNITED. They’ll appoint a leader for themselves [1] and flourish in the land, because the Day of Jezreel (“Armageddon”) will be profound!

[1] As opposed to the puppet kings after the exile in the latter part of the 6th century B.C.

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