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So many people are crying out in anger and hurt, at what’s been done to our environment and this is just the latest catastrophe caused by man. Yes, the Lord spoke of all of these things, and this not being of His hands, but our own. However, it all links back to the ‘corruptible.’ In man’s heart and in the whole earth. Remember He told us that things would go from bad to worse, and man, being corrupted with greed and malice, would not be able to end this curse. 

Jesus Christ came to redeem the whole earth. That’s right, all of creation.He tells us in Romans 8:19, “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 

As I have reminded those who have never understood childbirth, the pains become more intense with labor, and the groaning becomes just as intense as a woman suffers each contraction. The baby does not go back into the womb and the labor subside. No, a beautiful creation is brought forth after the suffering and the mother’s joy is complete. All the pain of labor is forgotten. 

For those who have spiritual eyes, the oil spill, and mans latest attempts at fixing what they have destroyed, are in vain. What happens to the wildlife and the persons livelihoods dependent on this body of water, is part of creation’s groaning. At each attempt we see people groaning in fear and remorse. 

These men should be seeking counsel from the Lord, the one who created heaven and earth. As I have said many times, all wisdom comes from Him. The first error, was the massive coverup, as usual. Adam, once again, running from his own deeds and believing our heavenly Father could not see. The one who had created mans eyes, cannot see? The one who had created his ears and heart, cannot hear or understand that it was by his own evil inclinations, we have this disaster? Now they go about trying to solve the problems, void of HIM. 

This is the reason our whole world is in turmoil. Now my only prayer is that something more catastrophic doesn’t happen. I remember the oil fields under Saddam Hussein’s direction, and the fires that ensued. Horribly evil was this man’s heart. inherently evil and murderous, yet mans greed and this deception is all the same in God’s eyes. 

As I read Revelation 18, I am reminded of the smoke and fire and the destruction of Babylon. Merchants and civilians alike, sobbing in the loss of this ‘great city.’  Crying out, “Woe! Woe! O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come!” 

Yet, no one to this day, has any idea, where the United States, places in prophetic accounts, as it doesn’t seem to be mentioned. I’ve always wondered at this. What city(or nation)could this be? I’m praying it is not our own, but the scene is being staged for greater catastrophe. The way out, is to turn to the Lord. 

To look at the two most powerful nations, Britain and the United States, we can see how blessed they have been, yet how the Lord speaks of the dispersion of the ten lost tribes, the inherent blessings they received, and judgement for the lack of gratefulness to His obvious blessings. As I’ve  pointed out many times, all prophecy has its beginnings and endings with the nation of Israel  and the manner in which she is treated. 

I would suggest to you that it would be prudent to understand, who you may be first.Watching the migration of the ten tribes and the promises attached to Israel, would indicate its importance to your own life. How would one know if they have descended from one of these tribes? This should put an end to any animosity you may have toward Israel. 

Next it would be imperative that you understand, all the blessings and curses involved with the treatment of God’s chosen people. He didn’t make this conditional. God Himself grew weary with her unfaithfulness and laid a heavy judgment upon her. Yet, you may indeed be part of this dispersion. Now as you read the judgment toward the nations who exhibit hatred for Israel and her people, this would imply we are headed toward, perilous events. A nation who had always embraced this nation is slowly turning, and in this you will also see the Lord turning, against those who cast her aside. 

The poem written by Rudyard Kipling speaks of this. It is extremely prophetic and it is worth contemplating in these days. Lest we forget, the biblical account of all who turned a cold heart toward the Lord and His people. 

It is going to play out as the Lord has ordained, however, you have the personal choice. To be blessed or cursed. The Lord said, “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him!” 

Every time I’ve read this scripture, I have thought of a loving Father, playing the game, ‘guess the correct hand.’ Which, when chosen correctly, holds a special treasure for His child. The difference in this word, is that this isn’t a game, and our loving Father even tells us which hand to choose! He tells us what incredible blessings are in store for us when we choose correctly, and yet some people still choose, death. It is extremely sad when the instructions are clear and concise, that some will turn away. 

Our Father has made it simple to understand, lest we claim ignorance. He’s told us that “my laws have been written upon mans hearts, so the we are without excuse.” 

So knowing this, “Choose this day, whom you shall serve, as for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

Christopher Colombus- A Jew? Well Jesus, Mary and Joseph, That Rocks My Boat!

And this post is for a British friend. I’m not sure what faith he subscribes to, but if he reads this article you can see that Jacob had indeed set foot on the British Isles.

We are all descendants of the tribes of Israel and I long for my friend to know this. We are of the blood of Yeshua, the Messiah and the vine has branched out to the whole world.

Much blood has been shed to cover up this fact. Joseph of Arimathea, the rich man’s tomb, which held Jesus until the stone had been rolled away, was his uncle, He was spoken of in this article and he had descendants in Britain as well.

The United States is of the tribe of Mannaseh and you can read this list for all of the others to see where they branched out.

Yes, so much effort in history to cover up the reality of what Christ has done for us. I tried to explain to my son that the only conflict that Jesus ever had was with religious people and the religion that they believed made them holy. It was such a paradox. The temple rituals and practices were only put in place to point to Him. Yet every time Jesus came on the scene, He pointed to their hypocrisy. He told them, “you search the law hoping to find life, when all the time they point to me.” The laws were only to show our need of a savior.

As I’ve said before, one of my favorite scriptures was when Paul stated, “it was not that we had no desire to sin until the law was given.” If you need proof of that, just look at a toddler.

The teachers of the law, had it backwards, they felt they were the “keepers of the law.” How absurd! When Christ came on the scene, they had the audacity to ask, “who do you think you are to forgive sins? You aren’t God! First you break the Sabbath by healing someone (which is working on the Sabbath) and then to tell someone that his sins are forgiven!” This is exactly when Christ showed them and superceded there understanding of the natural laws by asking, “which is easier to say, you sins are forgivine, or to say, get up , take you mat and walk?”  He told the paralytic to pick up his mat and go home at which point he walked.

The pride being so great in these men did not stop them. They were angered. This is what religious people do. Now this man Jesus, had to be put to death. He was making everyone look bad.

Judaism, is not a religion. It was a strict code set down by God Himself so He could preserve a nation of people. They were first the Hebrews. The nation that worshiped one God. The God of the bible. He set down every single event to be followed to and jot and tittle, and would be fulfilled by one person in the Messiah.

There were over 500 laws that were to be fulfilled and as Jesus spoke, He reminded the teachers that if they had violated one aspect of the law, they had violated the whole of the law. He also reminded them they personally had not even entered the kingdom. “Woe to you experts in the law because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.” (11:52) Trying to act as if the people had to jump through so many hoops and it was just impossible. Bringing so much despair when they had not even had an understanding themselves of what it was to enter in( remember Nocodemus?), that the Lord was the end all, the fulfillment of the laws.

All things have come through Him and have their fulfillment in Him.