Discouraged? Want to give up? Listen!

By Mary Magdelene

Dear, wise, anointed Minister Glynda Lomax, speaks from the heart and from the word on the attacks of the enemy on believers. Few communicate as authentically and personally. Be encouraged by her message.

I have had the privilege of reading the book she authored years ago, The Wilderness Companion. I could not put it down. I read in one evening. I was struck by her tenacity over years fighting fear and facing this fear in faith. She literally drove across US toward her new home, trusting the Lord’s voice, with no address or destination and too few dollars in her pocket.

Lomax knows the word backward and forward; but, more impressive is her walk. I recommend this book highly. It has 53 five stars at Amazon. Just click the cover below.

She literally drove across U.S, toward her new home, trusting the Lord’s voice, with no address or destination.

Available in Kindle and print now.

Available in Kindle and print now.

You can also subscribe to her almost daily messages from the Lord at http://WingsOfProphecy.com More often than not, they are a source of great encouragement.

Her video channel is also chock-full of videos and audios. I have missed very few over the years. She is a precious, precious soul.

 

Out of the mouth of His daughters I received confirmation

I spent the last few hours listening to the Holy Spirit and conversing with Him. I also included prayer and intercession for a woman I do not know, Nora, who is seriously ill. I bound the spirits of infirmity and death taking her life and loosed the knowledge of Jesus in her.

After this, I opened my YouTube updates, not wanting to hear the sensationalism, corrupt and vain teaching that is soul depleting–any longer. And the excesses of the rapture and its dating. This has become an idol and is robbing the Bride of its true purpose.

This sole video below fed me with truth and purity and confirmed every concern gnawing at me–right up to the end. Thank you Jesus.

Brothers and sisters seek confirmation in all things. YouTube will not be where you generally get it as you can obtain anything for itchy ears on it. Simply, this video encompassed all the confirmations I needed–mathematically improbable.

If you want to see light and salt in His children, watch, listen. I also ask you all to subscribe to this family’s channel, share it widely AND to help them with provision for groceries. And pray for this family with all your might and soul that the Lord may bless you.

p.s. I do begin every morning with the Word, God is the Word. This morning was special. I primed my day with the Holy Spirit in me.

MUST LISTEN : The Victory Lap by anointed Brother Michael

Brother Michael gives a mature speech for true Believers, not itchy ears. On this sabbath day, add to your prayers and Bible study, this message. I have listened to it in its entirety. It is true and chosen for this time.

He says Satan’s strong delusion has already commenced; I know this in my Spirit. He says we are in, “the victory lap.” This speech is encouraging on a whole new level, that of heaven in us where Jesus’ light resides.

Be blessed by “The Way is narrow” and a bonus, “The Bride of Christ”

How I love sister Kimberly! What a beautiful soul and minister of the Word through excellent videos at the channel, OTG Ministry. This video is excellent for baby Christians, backsliding or struggling Christians; but, a gift for all. Just beautiful.

Now pull up the tissues on the video Kimberly just broadcast today. A love story. Jesus and His Bride walking, running toward the Great Wedding. How we love our precious Jesus! How we love you Lord. Praise you Jesus. I cannot wait to be with you. Let me please you in these last days in this lost world. Help me keep my path straight that I may be accounted worthy to touch the hem of your garment in your Kingdom.

Saving young souls in the Philippines

My baby brother has been pastoring since he was teenager. First, to homeless teenagers on the street in Toronto, later in Alberta and for many years in the Philippines. Over the last several years he has made several trips to the Philippines, some on the heels of weather disasters. He has brought thousands to the Lord by his vigilance and agape love. I am so proud of him. Hear his beautiful heart in this video. He is named after Simon Peter! A rock in the Lord!

On his latest trip November 2015.

The Great Commission manifest in one man at Times Square

As I watched this video posted by a precious Brother, my Spirit was exceedingly stirred. How Jesus loves the smallest, the sick and the lost!

These miracles occurred at Times Square. There was no fanfare. The preacher, Torben Sondergaard, with great faith healed many, quickly. This is the great commission, what we are called to do every day.

This video is utterly beautiful. Watch as I assure you Jesus was present.

 

When beauty and truth make you cry

A brother shared this with me. This video is so beautiful. How beauty and truth can make you cry! We look for the face of Jesus in His bride and here she is well arrayed.

I have featured this family several times; this is the first time I have received a message from the smallest one, the sweet seven year-old daughter. This mother is exemplary, formidable.

Be blessed by this rapture message from the Lord and songs.

Shabbat Shalom indeed little angel!

What is Dominionism?

So many speak of Dominionism of late–and not in a good light. It wasn’t enough that we are invaded by a number of esoteric movements within the Christian faith such as, The Word of Faith, Prosperity; now we have to deal with this snare.  The thing is, we can attend a service, without the knowledge of the Shepherd’s fundamentals.

Does it matter? Yes and no. If we allow ourselves to get drawn into intellectual, scholarly arguments about who is a “Dominionist”, or a number of other labels, are we serving the Lord? Basically, a Dominionist is deemed to believe that we Christians need to usher in the Kingdom before Jesus returns. It is clearly a foolish premise. I am certainly not going to begin labeling anyone as a Dominionist; but, I am going to stick to my ‘first love.’

I have unwittingly been drawn into what I thought was Christ centered or Bible-centered churches in the past; yet, I could not put my finger on my discomfort. Lo and behold I found heresies as their foundations. I am getting pretty good at discerning within one or two services. It can be subtle.

Churches that place the cross, Jesus as the ONLY way, the Word, the Great Commission, in second place are pervasive. They may not appear this way at first blush; but, they are far from what Jesus intended in founding His Church at Pentecost. They may be in error; but, should we go out on a rampage condemning them publicly? Should we cause division and confusions among the sheep? Should we be self-righteous or engage them kindly? Just put your discernment hat on and let the Holy Spirit guide you.

Listen to this video and learn what this movement is. We must be discerning in choosing an assembly or fellowship as this age closes. There is always mercy from the Lord for the sheep; but, we can lose that mercy if we knowingly continue to frequent a church were God is not present. This is who we want to be close to. Right?

Joy is an inside job : Miraculous Key

This is ‘bar-none’ the most life-changing sermon every Believer needs this 2016. Do not let the devil take this miracle–because it is nothing less–from you any longer.

Dr. Adrian Rogers reveals the key to a miraculous life in the Lord. It is seldom practiced and the key to overcoming, occupying, loving your wait on Jesus’ return.

PLEASE BRETHREN, SEND THIS OUT TO ALL WHO NEED THIS POWERFUL MESSAGE. CAN YOU THINK OF ANYONE WHO DOES NOT?

I myself am renewed by this anointed message. I am listening again and again, making notes. Thank you Lord for our obedient Shepherds! Hallelujah!

I trust you are blessed by this message and this gives me great joy.

Actor J.C. experiences crucifixion willing to lose his life for Jesus

Miraculous backstory to the actor who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s, Passion of Christ. Is it a coincidence his name is Jim Caviezel? This actor is truly a blessed Believer, witnessing to the whole crew and Hollywood, willing to give up his life in the role. Indeed, he almost lost his life during production.

As he hung on the cross, a violent storm brewed and lightning struck him. Listen to his precious testimony from the midst of a vile industry.

An anointing may have been present during the production. Behold backstage events and commentaries.

THANK YOU JESUS! PRAISE YOUR MIGHTY NAME!

I prayed on April 30 that CERN would fail. I am confident others prayed for the same outcome; but, I also do not doubt that if I were the lone Christian praying for this outcome, it would have been answered.

Jesus answered using a “weasel” to chew at its wires and causing its 66,000 volt transformer to blow.

Jesse from BPEarthwatch catches this answer to our prayers. Do you know what is more powerful than CERN?

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. JAMES 5:16

So please Brother and Sisters, praise the Lord for this and continue to pray for this machine to continue to fail. Remember a sculpture of Shiva the god of death and destruction is placed at its entrance. No good can come from this monstrosity.

Elusive Elihu and Job : Greatest Message in the Bible – PART 1

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Job’s fourth friend, Elihu, missing from paintings and drawings?

The oldest, canonized, book in the Bible is the Book of Job, dated to around 2,000 B.C. and it may precede Abraham’s time. There are many powerful lessons to be gained from this book. Ezekiel and James both make mention of Job.

God introduces Job as “[perfect, upright, fearing God, avoiding evil.]” Remember this as you read the following and study Job in the scriptures.

JOB 1

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL

This book is about God’s relationship with Satan who is evidently under God’s command. Satan accuses us to Him without cease even without cause as Job’s story proves. The book is the ultimate proof in the Bible that God is always in control.

JOB 6-12

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

None of the humans in this Book are aware of the permission God gave Satan to test Job’s faith, twice. Satan proceeds to kill his children, destroy his riches and his health; yet, in agony Job does not curse God. In a final assault and having failed to break Job’s faith, he uses three friends who offer up vain condemnation instead of comfort.

These three friends, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar are three distinct types, corrupt counsel offered to the righteous in their hours of trial. Make no mistake Satan will use men to make you believe God is unjust and unloving; the telling sign is accusation, basically, you reap what you sow. Satan knew Job was innocent yet, he accuses him of limited faith; yet, Job never relented. This is also a type for the Bride of Christ, holding fast under trial.

Among the many responses to Job’s afflictions by Satan, including the scorn from his wife and friends, a different voice is often overlooked.

WHO IS ELIHU?

Elihu is the fourth and last, much younger friend to speak to Job. Elihu in Hebrew means, “My God is He.” This already sets the stage for something very special.

What does Elihu contribute to Job’s dilemma in six chapters? Why does Elihu not get reprimanded by God as the others?

Elihu is as a type like John The Baptist, the Messenger preparing the way for God. He does not reason as the three friends who found no reason yet condemned Job. He does however explain that God chastens us for His greater purpose. He seems to possess unusual knowledge of God’s ways. Some have believed he was Jesus.

JOB 38

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

We are privy to know God was listening in and responded to all, His voice in the whirlwind. God spoke to Job, “Who it this that darkens counsel?”

JOB 42

And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words unto Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. (NOTE: only three mentioned)

So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord commanded them: the Lord also accepted Job. (NOTE: not Elihu)

Remember, this is the oldest book in the Bible. The first recording of God speaking! Simply amazing. I recommend everyone read Job with a new eye, a new heart and a new ear.

Stay-tuned for PART 2! It gets more exciting!

Battle training essential to The Great Commission

Show Host and Sister in Christ Sheila Zilinksy interviews Apostolic Evangelist Augusto Perez. These are two voices Believers can trust; I put the full weight of my 27-year walk behind their words.

This episode just broadcast April 20, 2016, “Prepare for Battle,” resonates my recent posts and the immediate need to prepare; but, it is also about a much overlooked command from Jesus. The churches are not preparing people for the days ahead, appeasing them with messages they desire.

Make no mistake you are at war in the spiritual.

2 CORINTHIANS : 10 

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds)Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

P.S. Zilinksy’s Ministry is yet another good place to sow. She has proven herself scripture-based and stolid through trials.

Timely Preaching from Precious Sister

Ann Rowan speaks of the lateness of the hour. Her message is scripturally sound. We will be fed by the lone sheeps Jesus loves in these last days–not the many, renown wolves in pulpits who seek inwardly to destroy you.

Are your fruity? Are you known by the fruit of the Spirit?

Wonderful, precious message from Brother Jason, Prophets Among Us. Very timely, warm message. The hour is late and we can not delay the pruning of our branches.

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

I plugged in the speakers and turned them up while cleaning the kitchen.

Jason wrote:

Bearing fruit » fruit of the Spirit
fruit of the Spirit » Love
fruit of the Spirit » Joy
fruit of the Spirit » Peace
fruit of the Spirit » Patience
fruit of the Spirit » Kindness
fruit of the Spirit » Goodness
fruit of the Spirit » Faithfulness
fruit of the Spirit » Gentleness
fruit of the Spirit » Self-control
Holy spirit » fruit of the Spirit
Joy » fruit of the Spirit
Righteousness » fruit of the Spirit
Truth » fruit of the Spirit

Enjoy! There is lovely music under.

Everyday Christian living : miracles

Behold in this video, these are not “gold or silver vessels,” they are Jesus’ vessels. Most Christians do not live day-to-day within their potential.

Jesus loves all His creation-ALL without exception. Go out into the world, pray and believe. Your faith is sufficient. The enemy is wandering everywhere to see who he can devour. You are the warriors that can save them from his bite. As to me, I am out casting out spirits and healing forthwith!

The Holy Spirit in you will stir you as you watch this blessed video of an everyday miracle event and the salvation of one more soul.

We are in a spiritual war : Posting this evening

Screen shot 2016-03-22 at 1.29.17 PMTonight I will post, arming our viewers and subscribers around the world with warfare prayers.

Stay-tuned for sharp swords and impenetrable shields.

On its heels I will record a broadcast. Remember who is the ‘prince of the air.”

The body of Christ must go to battle NOW. These are our commands. We must obey. We must use our faith which is no contest for the enemy.

Stay-tuned!

 

Stand and be not moved !

Blessed brother Peter Michael Martinez who lives on the sea of Galilee (where Jesus walked) gives powerful word of encouragement. You can join His Remnant House for an on-line service on the Sabbath. Be filled with his many videos, articles and services. He does not foist himself, his beliefs; his words derive from the word of God only.

P.S. I loved this word! Peter Michael is on fire! I concur with every word. And I laughed with him. Do yourself a favor and listen.

Sweet in the mouth, bitter in the stomach. Was this sealed in Daniel until now?

Stephen Steinman, an American son of God living in Canada, has been deluged with emails and phone calls since his interview aired on Now You See TV, last week, March 10th. The interview lasted 3 1/2 hours, thanks to the goodness of the Host who allowed the Holy Spirit to flow.

Before you listen (all audio) get to know Stephen a little. He is 66 years old, happily married and a father of four adult sons. About five years ago he had a stroke, among other conditions; as a result, he became fastened to his chair and desk and began a deep journey into the things of God in the Scriptures. His mind is intact, no less his memory of the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation.

Steinman became Christian 40 years ago; but, this leg of his faith was clearly appointed by God to declare seldom mentioned biblical knowledge. In fact, he states again and again that the Lord has directed his work: “Declare!”

Steinman was an active man, a football coach and a business owner. Today, he calls himself a, Prophetic Anthropologist and a Watchman-on-the-wall. As few teachers, Steinman reveals God’s events and timelines, through types and shadows throughout the Bible. He is conversant on Hebrew text and traditions; these are important in determining events to come.

While you will learn his timeline and its events are frighteningly close, try to focus on the information. There are always delays and miscalculations with the most learned men. Understand that Steinman is not a pre-trib teacher; he unusually believes we are already at mid-tribulation, stating that the “beginning of sorrows” are the first 3 1/2 years. I consider and I will be confirming all against the word of God. What is most valuable is the information about types and patterns, not date-setting.Does it make much difference at this point if great tribulation is one week, one month or one year from now?

Unlike Harold Camping, Steinman backs-up his work with over 400 pages in his free book, The Mystery (PDF), quoting scriptures, types and shadows repeated throughout history. His brother, Jay Steinman, was well equipped with a Master of Theology to edit the book. Neither Steinman brothers seek funding for their work; but, desire only to be obedient in sharing it.

It is striking how positive the reception has been to his work. The sheep know the lateness of the hour and many are receiving this as good news–even though he portends the end is days away, citing the keys in “the rear mirror” .

Be ready to take notes because the information is dense. He is a captivating, intelligent speaker; you will stop with difficulty. Your comments are welcome.

Setting the Record Straight on the Rapture

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Endearing interpretation of the rapture of Christians

I was so impressed with Holly Deyo’s thorough treatise on the rapture, I hastened to obtain her permission to repost. Holly is the woman who has become renown for writing, “Dare to Prepare“, the best and largest book on surviving cataclysms; no detail is spared. It is a ‘must have’ along with the first-aid kit! She is also the spouse of renown Physicist and popular media guest, Stan Deyo. His work is simply unduplicated on matters involving earth changes, space threats, anti-gravity and more–all from a Christian perspective.

By Holly Deyo

The purpose of the following material is not to debate the existence of Rapture or when that event would occur, as it is to establish that this is a doctrine of long-standing. A well-circulated notion says that John Darby was the first to begin teaching Rapture in 1828. This may be an effort to discredit Rapture, to remove people’s hope and dispirit them, or it may be perpetuated through ignorance. Whatever is the case, it is simply incorrect.

Consider that while the word “rapture” was not used until Jerome in 400 AD with the Latin word rapimur, the Dead Sea Scroll concept of Rapture pre-dates the birth of Christ!

As frequently seen with things posted on the Internet, people grab a thought and run with it without performing due diligence. It is our hope that the following documentation will put the Darby rumor to rest.
Daniel writes:

“In 1 Corinthians 15:51-54, the Apostle Paul tells the church at Corinth,

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”

“And to the church in Thessalonica in 1 Thessalonians 4:16,

“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

“The mystery being spoken of here is a truth that had not previously been revealed in the Old Testament but is now being revealed in the New Testament. Although the idea of the resurrection is clearly taught in the Old Testament, the teaching of the Rapture is not. This is the first mention of the Rapture of the Church.

“The context of what Paul is talking about is the resurrection and the order of the events taking place at the time of the resurrection. Paul says that before the Rapture, the dead in Christ will rise first. These are those who have died from the time after the death and resurrection of Jesus until today. And then, we who are still alive at the time of the rapture will be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air. And in that moment our mortal bodies will be changed in the “twinkling of an eye” * and we will receive our new glorified bodies.

“Paul makes this very clear. Corruption putting on incorruption is a reference to the saints who have died and decaying and that their bodies are corrupt. Then the mortal putting on immortality is referring to those alive when He comes.

“Now, look at the immanency of Christ’s return. Notice how Paul expects to see the Lord in his lifetime. Verse 52 shows the immanency. Notice how he uses the word “we”. He was including himself in the event of the Rapture. He lived his life in the light that Jesus could return and rapture the church at any moment. Paul’s take on it shows that the Rapture was of course a Pre-Tribulation rapture because he felt that it was so imminent.

“Now listen to what Jesus tells his disciples in Luke 17:26-30 (Amplified Bible).

“And [just] as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the time of the Son of Man. [People] ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, right up to the day when Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. So also [it was the same] as it was in the days of Lot. [People] ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But on the [very] day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed [them] all. That is the way it will be on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.”

“Jesus is making a reference to the Rapture. He is telling the disciples that it will happen much as the days of Noah and Lot were. Taking place as it was in the days of Noah, how they were caught surprised. They were going about their normal day to day business. Then when Noah and his family stepped onto the ark, the flood came. As with Lot, the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were going about their own sinful ways as well and when Lot and his family were removed from the city, then God’s judgment came down upon the cities. Likewise will it be with the Rapture. Once the Lord removes His Church from the sinful world, then the Tribulation will begin.

“He mentions that He will come as a thief in the night indicating that he will not be seen by everyone. But when talking about the Second Coming, He says that every eye will see Him. Notice some are sleeping and some are working indicating that it will be night some places and daytime in others. No one will see Jesus at that time except for those who meet Him in the air. Carrying on with life as usual until the Lord comes and disrupts their scene.

“God has not appointed His church to wrath. The wrath of God is the Tribulation period. The Bible tells us that we have tribulation now but that comes from the world and Satan. The Tribulation period is the wrath of God, and God is not going to punish His bride.

“You’ll notice that the Rapture takes place at the sound of a trumpet. The trumpet sounding is what signals the Rapture. Notice also that it is called the LAST trumpet. Now having said that we know that there are 7 angels that are given 7 trumpets to sound and when they do sound there are 7 judgments that come upon the earth. There are those that say that the last trumpet is the 7th trumpet being spoken of in 1 Corinthians 15:52. That would mean that the Rapture does not take place until the middle of the Tribulation. So in order for the church to hear the last trumpet the church must go through the first half of the Tribulation.

“This is just simply not true.

“The church is not going through the Tribulation. Why would God the Father want to punish His bride? The Tribulation is referred to as a time of Jacob’s trouble. It has to do with the Jews. It’s at that time that God wakes up the Jewish people and brings them to salvation. When will the rapture take place? When will the trumpet sound? At the end of the church age. When the last person who needs to get saved, gets saved.

“Revelation 2-3 is an overview of church history. Even though they were written to 7 churches existing at that time, each of these has a secondary application as often does in Scripture, especially prophecy. They actually are a reference to the 7 different stages of church history as God sees them from beginning to end.

“Then John says in Revelation 4:1, once he is finished writing about the churches,

“ After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”

“After these things (pertaining to the church), after the church ages are over, a door in heaven was opened and a voice that sounded like a trumpet saying come up hither and I will show you things AFTER this. After the church age. I believe this is the Rapture right here.

“Does this ring a bell?

“When the church ministry on earth is complete a door will open and a trumpet will sound and the church will be caught up. Paul wrote in Romans 11:25,

“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.”

“Until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in. Since the Jews rejected Jesus as Messiah, God is now working among the Gentile nations to bring a bride unto Himself. Once that last Gentile who needs to be saved comes to salvation, God will focus His energy on Israel.

“Many claim that the whole concept of a Pre-Tribulation rapture was never even heard of until 1828 when John Darby first began teaching it. Well, these people are wrong who believe this because there is ample evidence of the Church teaching the Rapture 1100 years before John Darby.” 1

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150BC – 70AD Rapture Mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls


“A Newly Discovered Dead Sea Scroll Has Revealed Who Will be Left Behind When the Rapture Comes a Leading Scholar Reports” from the journalist David Augustine. (Jack van Impe Ministries, June 16, 2005)

In this article Dr. William Harold, professor of Canon Law, at the Theological Seminary of Essex, GB wrote:

“Without doubt, this is the most important discovery in the history of Biblical archeology. The scroll, written in Aramaic, the language spoken in the Holy Land during Jesus time on earth, was found in a cave on the shores of the Dead Sea by geologists conducting a survey for the Israeli government.”

The scrolls read:

“The Rapture will occur suddenly. And countless thousands will vanish from the earth. Swept up to heaven to live with Jesus and escape the torment of the Tribulation, the others will be left behind.” — The Dead Sea Scrolls

Many others believed and taught this long before John Darby

95-150 AD, the Rapture idea was preached by the Shepherd of Hermas. 2

“You have escaped from great tribulation on account of your faith, and because you did not doubt in the presence of such a beast. Go, therefore, and tell the elect of the Lord His mighty deeds, and say to them that this beast is a type of the great tribulation that is coming. If then ye prepare yourselves, and repent with all your heart, and turn to the Lord, it will be possible for you to escape it, if your heart be pure and spotless, and ye spend the rest of the days of your life in serving the Lord blamelessly.” (documented by Larry V. Crutchfield) 3


270-303 AD, Victorinus, the Bishop of Pettau, a Catholic ecclesiastical writer preached it.

Victorinus said he saw another great and wonderful sign in his commentary on Book of Revelation in AD 270:

“Seven angels having the last seven plagues, for in them is completed the indignation of God. And these shall be in the last times when the church shall have gone out of the midst.”

No doubt about it, St. Victorinus proclaimed the pretrib Rapture. 4

306-373 AD Ephrem the Syrian. One of the most important evidences for rapture is an apocalyptic sermon from the 4th century titled “Sermon on the End of the World”. It is credited to Ephrem the Syrian, a Syriac deacon, theologian, and hymnographer of the 4th century who wrote many biblical commentaries. Some suggest it may not have been written until a later date of 565-627 A.D. The exact date doesn’t matter. Even if it were as late as the 7th century, it is still 1100 years prior to John Darby. Ephrem wrote:

“Why therefore do we not reject every care of earthly actions and prepare ourselves for the meeting of the Lord Christ, so that he may draw us from the confusion, which overwhelms all the world? Believe you me, dearest brother, because the coming (advent) of the Lord is nigh, believe you me, because the end of the world is at hand, believe me, because it is the very last time. Or do you not believe unless you see with your eyes? See to it that this sentence be not fulfilled among you of the prophet who declares: “Woe to those who desire to see the day of the Lord!” For all the saints and elect of God are gathered, prior to the tribulation that is to come, and are taken to the Lord lest they see the confusion that is to overwhelm the world because of our sins.” 5


400 AD, Jerome in the Latin vulgate (in the Catholic Bible) used the word rapimur which means “rapture”, or “caught up” to describe the Rapture. Jerome is actually the man who first coined the term – Rapture. 6

Why has the Pre-Tribulation doctrine emerged so

prominently over the past 200 years?


The Bible, prior to 200 years ago, was kept out of the hands of the common people. It was locked in museums and monasteries for 1000 years during the Dark Ages. It wasn’t until the Bible was translated into the common people’s language and that then the hope (the Blessed Hope – the Rapture) of the pre-millennial return of Christ was once again established in the Church. When the Scriptures were available to everybody the ancient truth of the Rapture – before the Tribulation period – was again discovered.

Pre-Tribulation Rapture beginning around the end of the Dark Ages.

1304 AD, Reverend Dolcino

Francis X. Gumerlock believes that Brother Dolcino and the Apostolic Brethren taught pretribulationism documented by the following statement:

“Again, [Dolcino believed and preached and taught] that within those three years Dolcino himself and his followers will preach the coming of the Antichrist. And that theAntichrist was coming into this world within the bounds of the said three and a half years; and after he had come, then he [Dolcino] and his followers would be transferred into Paradise, in which are Enoch and Elijah. And in this way they will be preserved unharmed from the persecution of Antichrist.And that then Enoch and Elijah themselves would descend on the earth for the purpose of preaching [against] Antichrist. Then they would be killed by him or by his servants, and thus Antichrist would reign for a long time. But when the Antichrist is dead, Dolcino himself, who then would be the holy pope, and his preserved followers, will descend on the earth, and will preach the right faith of Christ to all, and will convert those who will be living then to the true faith of Jesus Christ.” 7


1400 AD, Bible translations in the native tongues led to a new propagation of the Pre-trib Rapture.

1627 AD, Joseph Mede ** , a literalist, used the word “rapture.” 8

1639-1723 AD Increase Mather pastor, scholar, and the first President of Harvard College. Paul Boyer has noted that this Puritan scholar proved “that the saints would be caught up into the air beforehand, thereby escaping the final conflagration.” This teaching from Mather was an early formulation of the rapture doctrine. 9

1687 AD, Peter Jurieu; in his book Approaching Deliverance of the Church (1687) taught that Christ would come in the air to rapture the saints and return to heaven before the battle of Armageddon. He spoke of a secret Rapture prior to His coming in glory and judgment at Armageddon.

1700 AD, John Asgill, who wrote a book in 1700 about the possibility of translation (i.e. rapture) without seeing death. 10

1738 AD, Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge’s commentary on theNew Testament (1738) and John Gill’s commentary on the New Testament (1748) both use the term “rapture” and speak of it as imminent. It is clear that these men believed that this coming will precede Christ’s descent to the earth and the time of judgment. The purpose was to preserve believers from the time of judgment.

1748 AD, John Gill **

Dr. John Gill was one of the most brilliant scholars of his day. This Calvinist Baptist theologian wrote a full commentary set on the Bible in 1748. In this commentary he made a statement in his notes on 1 Thessalonians 4 that supported a time difference between the rapture of the saints and the coming of Christ to earth. He said:

….here Christ will stop and will be visible to all, and as easily discerned by all, good and bad, as the body of the sun at noon-day; as yet He will not descend on earth, because it is not fit to receive Him; but when that and its works are burnt up, and it is purged and purified by fire, and become a new earth, He’ll descend upon it, and dwell with his saints in it: and this suggests another reason why He’ll stay in the air, and His saints shall meet Him there, and whom He’ll take up with Him into the third heaven, till the general conflagration and burning of the world is over, and to preserve them from it…. 11

1763 AD, James McKnight **

1744 AD, Morgan Edwards The clearest reference to a pretrib rapture before Darby comes from American Baptist pastor, educator and historian, Morgan Edwards. He is also founder of the Ivy League school, Brown University. Edwards saw a distinct rapture 3½ years before the start of the millennium. Edward wrote about his pretrib beliefs as a student in 1744 and then later published them in 1788 in an essay titled, Two Academical Exercises on Subjects Bearing the following Titles; Millennium, Last-Novelties. His pro-Rapture stance is impossible to dismiss. He taught the following:

II. The distance between the first and second resurrection will be somewhat more than a thousand years.

I say, somewhat more-, because the dead saints will be raised, and the living changed at Christ’s “appearing in the air” (Thess. 4:17); and this will be about three years and a half before the millennium, as we shall see hereafter: but will he and they abide in the air all that time? No: they will ascend to paradise, or to some one of those many “mansions in the father’s house” (John 14:2), and disappear during the fore said period of time. The design of this retreat and disappearing will be to judge the risen and changed saints; for “now the time is come that judgment must begin,” and that will be “at the house of God” (IPet. iv. 17) . . . (p. 7; The spelling of all Edwards quotes have been modernized.) 12

Thomas Ice further explains:

“Edwards clearly separates the rapture from the second coming by three and a half years. He uses modern pretrib rapture verses (1 Thess. 4:17 and John 14:2) to describe the rapture.” 13


1792 AD, Thomas Scott **
James MacKnight (1763) and Thomas Scott (1792) taught that the righteous will be carried to heaven, where they will be secure until the time of judgment is over. 14

And then in 1830 AD, John Darby enters the picture. Without question, John Darby was not the originator of the Rapture doctrine.


Watchman Alexander Jones confesses his faith in the Lord to millions

Keep Alex in your prayers brothers and sisters. Pray that he be strengthened in the Spirit. Judge not as there are no cowards allowed in heaven. Watchmen are not behind a pulpit; there are on their horses running through town with their microphones.

Many chosen of God throughout the Bible experienced anger and despair; but, were encouraged in the Lord to soldier on. May God bless Alex Jones and protect him in these days of darkness. May the Holy Spirit find a temple of God swept for permanent residence and great power manifest.

Rev. 21:8

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Eze. 33:6

But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’

My miracle escape from death – Heaven is operating on earth

It is comforting to find that I am not alone in experiencing this miracle. I have found a few people describing the same experience; mine was on the outskirts of Montreal, in the dark of the night. I have not spoken to anyone about it; the hearing is too improbable.

I was visiting my mother far from home on September 4th, 2006, a week after my father had passed away . It was her birthday the next day and I just had to be with her and comfort her. I drove on a single lane road looking for a turn off point on the left. The area is under lit as it is in the country. It seemed I passed my exit, so I slowed down and turned into the opposite lane aiming to enter the only driveway for a mile and turn around.

There were three cars behind me I later discovered.  A fourth was moving at high speed to pass us all but I was already blocking the other lane, perpendicular. I never made it into the driveway as I realized what was coming and hit the breaks as it seemed to come at me, t-bone! I cannot understand how the car passed me–there was no space. It seemed like a flash, as though his car was transparent and passed through mine. There was near silence; I could not even hear his engine. I could barely move realizing what had just happened. The three cars that had been behind did not move; they clearly saw what happened. They stayed staring at my vehicle. We were all at a standstill. I did not get out nor did they. Then after a pause I moved the car and they went on.

I drove to my mother’s home, visibly shaken. I felt physically and mentally shaken; clearly my body and vehicle experienced a supernatural transformation. It is a miracle…a mystery perhaps common in the spiritual realm.

It is comforting to know others have had this miraculous experience…and that I am not losing my marbles. It seems God is taking me through many experiences in the heavenly realm-on earth.

There are more events to share; but, they will keep. Now have a look at this video with Sid Roth’s guest sharing the same experience. There are more testimonies on the web.

To say I feel the Father’s love and protection in Psalm 91 is an understatement; angels clearly surround me at the right moment. Know this brothers and sisters, heaven is operating on earth. David Herzog featured in the video below teaches on the glory or rather, operating in the glory.

TO PLAY VIDEO: Just click the underlined Watch this video on YouTube which appears and it will take you directly to the Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural episode.

August Miracle: God opens sky in answer to prayer

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God opens funnel to the stars in answer to prayer of Mary Magdalene

This writer was witness to the power of our Lord manifest on earth and foremost, in a believer’s faith. The event I am about to recount is true. My son was also witness to this miracle.

It was the night of the perennial Perseid meteor shower which occurs every August. (I love to watch the Lord’s handiwork in the firmament.) I was gearing up to watch the event all day; but, my enthusiasm waned with each hour as evening approached. The sky was thick with clouds from horizon to horizon with no opening, not even a slight tear, to view the stars.

Earlier that day I shared my plans to view the skies with my son who was home from college for the summer. To my surprise, he announced he would stay with me to watch. This is a social young man with many friends and a full schedule. I was thrilled at the prospect of spending the evening with my son in a worthwhile pursuit; however, as the night approached I knew our ability to view the skies were almost nil. I feared my son would leave to meet friends as our plans seemed dashed.

Resolved to spend time with my son, I prayed. I opened the front screen door, walked outside onto our walkway, lifted my eyes to the Lord and asked Him to, “Please Lord, open the skies so my son will stay with me and view the stars in Jesus’ name.” I had not noticed that my son was watching me from the door and heard me praying.

Within approximately five minutes the sky opened in a perfect, round, funnel shape right over our house right up to the stars. It was not natural looking as its shape was perfectly round and placed exactly over our home. There was no other visible opening on the horizon. The clouds were so thick, it is no wonder it seemed like a long funnel to the stars. I smiled and thanked the Lord.

As I turned to retrieve my son, I realized he’d been watching me through the screen door. I directed him to step out as he could not view the sky from inside. As he stood beside me I said, “Look up.” My son looked up. The expression on his face was priceless–as one that witnessed a miracle. Awe. He shook his head. Suffice it to say, “the hair went up on the back of his neck!” The funnel stayed open for approximately 30 minutes then closed again.

Our God is an awesome God. His power has no end. He hears all our prayers and it surely pleased Him that I had the faith, the temerity, to ask a miracle of such magnitude; but, I did.

THE IMAGE ABOVE: For years I looked for an image close to what we both witnessed to share with everyone; so, I edited the image above by hand, scanned it and uploaded it for your eyes to see Father’s hand at work. It’s pretty close. It never occurred to either of us to take a photo as we experienced this miracle! (slap on forehead) But when you are in His presence, this is the furthest thing from your mind.

Know by this witness that God hears ALL your prayers and is not limited by any of your requests. He said that if we asked for a mountain to be moved, he would move it. Ask in faith. Do not doubt.

MATTHEW 21:21 (NKJV)

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.

While I prayed, it is likely my own faith and lack of doubt which opened the sky for the Lord said so in Matthew 21:21 . There is supernatural power in faith. It is written.

A Moses was taken from us April 27, 2011

We are the Joshuas of this generation.

Soak in the celebration of a life well lived–one that has touched thousands, likely millions around the globe. Pastor David Wilkerson, Time Square Church, New York City, passed into glory in an instant, April 27, 2011.

Be fed by this memorial service on his altar. The shepherd leaves his sheep to shepherd the multitudes. Many are called, few are chosen.

Jesus said, “Feed My sheep. Feed My sheep. Feed My sheep.”

Kynan Bridges on the keys to God’s favor and the kingdom of heaven

And how to walk in God’s authority. When you are through watching these two shows, you will be refreshed in the Lord’s promise. He never changes and has given us the keys–we must know them and use them.

 

Jesus : Make love your primary goal

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One of God’s creations

Christians tend to be so religious that they are not producing love–in themselves and toward others. All your knowledge is idle if you do not love–first in your heart, in all your thoughts. And it manifests in your works.

“I am tired of hearing the term, ‘born again’,” states Pastor Derek Prince, “fourty million Americans claim they are ‘born again’.” The equivalent number in Canada is approximately four million. This is what Peter says about the manifestation of being ‘born again’ (1 Peter 1:22-24):

Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever

Are you religious or are you born again?

Faith without love is dead

The verse in James 2:14-17 actually says “works” not love; but, they are one in the same.

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

It is so easy to criticize–a trademark of many churches. It is easy to criticize churches, the brethren or anyone not saved. How does this represent the love of Christ?

“Any use without love is misuse,” states Prince.

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And a lot of kindness is what you should give

A roadmap for your heart

Here are the Lord’s instructions regarding works in 2 Peter 1:5-9. It is empirical–a map to follow in your spiritual growth. The first stop is virtue, then knowledge, then self-control, then perseverance, then godliness, then brotherly kindness and finally the seventh and final stop, the assurance of salvation, love.

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

The Greek word for love is ‘agape’–love for your enemies, those who persecute you, everyone.

I add Pastor Derek Prince’s prescient sermon for you to learn more deeply. It is deeply touching, especially toward the end. See, hear love uncharacteristic of most humans in action.

“I am the Receiver”, said the Lord

By Marie Madeleine

This early afternoon as I was speaking to the Lord and receiving. He said much to me which I will post as I progress; but, of special significance, He said, “I am the Receiver”. I asked, “the Receiver? Of what Lord?”,  “Of souls”, he answered. He gave me permission to share this word. All souls are indeed His but only a few will be received by Him. And He is waiting to receive you. This is not something that occurs in physical death only; it can occur now.

I have been born-again for 23 years, but a back-sliding sinner on many occasions, until recently. I gave up my vessel, all my possessions, my soul, everything to the Lord.  I want no part of what the son of the morning, Lucifer, has done to God’s creation. I meant it with every fibre of my being. He confirmed to me that the Holy Spirit will indwell me from here on until the end of this age. I asked permission to share about his news; he said “yes, the time is now”. I asked him to govern over my words, nothing shall come from me, only Him. He said that is right, my soul is His and the spirit is working through me now.  I told Him I do not wish to make myself special and exalt myself by sharing this blessing i.e. the Lord speaking to me, daily. I am a mere conduit. But He did confirm that my “obedience” is the reason He is using me. He confirmed to me that I will never back-slide again. I am giddy in the Lord right now.

Now, the Lord complemented the word “Receiver” by asking me to go to Deuteronomy 7:12 ( verse I was unaware of) and Psalm:91. I said to the Lord, “well Psalm 91 is one of the few verses I can remember, so how do I know this not my own mind (I am not good at remembering verses, even the precise words; but, their meaning). So he said, “look at verse 4 especially”.

Deuteronomy 7:12 (13 is the covenant which follows a hyphen) KJV

Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:

13And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

Psalm 91 KJV

1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

This is the encouragement from the Lord for all His children, the obedient ones. He affirms again His covenant. It is time to give Him your soul, the one that exercises its will. This is the ultimate act love from our Lord giving us the choice, through our will. Now He wants our souls; it is time. Relinquish yourself, that you not be of this earth, it is plundered; that He may receive your soul, now. And use it for the grand purpose. He confirmed to me that we are in midst of the beginning of sorrows, “on the edge of tribulation”.

The Lord loves each and every one of us. Behold the covenant above that He wished for me to re-assert to you. Give Him your soul. That means let Him drive your life, repent of all sins, be obedient, and enjoy His protection and blessings from an unshakeable faith.

I asked Him, “what do I tell people this is, a revelation, prophecy?”, and he answered,”just tell them the Lord said”.

I checked again with the Lord before posting, “Please Father is there anything that is off on this post? Is it alright as written?” He answered, “Yes. Yes it is fine, what more encouragement can I give my children for these days?”.

Hot Off God’s Press : The Wilderness Companion

The Wilderness Companion it out!

An extraordinary book to help God's people through the coming storm.

The Wilderness Companion, Kindle Edition, penned by Glynda Lomax, just came out on Amazon.com.  The print version is expected to be available some time next week.

This book is about the violent seizure of the Kingdom of God, and the events that surround refusing to let go at any cost. The winds of change are blowing across America and the world. Right now the Spirit of God is readying the people of God, because a storm is coming.

“The Wilderness Companion is a very personal book which tells the story of several desert seasons in my life, and how the Lord taught me about Himself and provided for me during those seasons. It is filled with dialogues between He and I, and includes many things He spoke to me or showed me in visions that I have never shared or talked about on the radio program.

“The first part of the book is about my personal journey – how I came to know Christ, how I was lead into the desert seasons, and what it was like to walk there as He refined my faith or worked undesirable traits out of me. The second part of the book is based on something He spoke to me years ago regarding what we are tempted by when we are walking through the hard seasons of life, as well as what I have learned so far that helped in each of those areas.

“The Wilderness Seasons are those seasons when it feels as if nothing in life is going right, or that your entire life is falling apart. Things are changing too fast and you seem to be able to do nothing to affect anything that is happening. When I was walking through them, I felt as if my whole world had fallen apart and I could find nothing to grab on to for stability. Nothing, that is, except Jesus, which is exactly what I did hold on to.

The Wilderness Companion will build your faith and give you strength and courage for the wilderness journeys you face, whether you are walking through one now, or will be facing one down the road. We never know when our lives will change, and we will be suddenly thrust out into the desert.”