The Bells Of St. Mary’s – Thoughts Of Simpler Times

Bing Crosby Sings The Bells Of St. Mary’s

This post is a remake of one that I made last year, and “the year before.” I trust that you will be blessed by memories that may “flood your soul.”

I have found myself enjoying this Christmas Eve evening by watching one of my favorite of all time movies and, I’ve got to talk to you about the movie, and the times of the movie. As I see the downtown street scenes in the movie, my mind drifts back to the days of my childhood. My step-father was usually away from home working as a merchant seaman, so my mother would take my younger brother, sister and me “downtown” on shopping excursions. My mother was very good at shopping, and provided many memorable Christmas mornings for my brother, sister and me. As with many downtown shopping areas in America “in the 50s,” we had streets that were lined with buildings where you could find stores such as Sears, Penny’s, Woolworth’s, McCrory’s, Kress’s, and, “you know the rest of them.” The streets were nicely decorated with “Christmas” markings (not Happy Holidays yet!). The store personnel would always say, “Merry Christmas,” without the fear of being fired! My family didn’t have a car, so we would travel by city bus or cab. The drivers were very friendly and would also give “Christmas greetings” to us. I can remember the long kelly green coat that my mother wore. She always had a wide black belt around her coat and wore black high heels; she had given up wearing a hat and white gloves (sort of what Mayberry’s Aunt Bea would wear!). By the way, we didn’t have a television at home. So, now, you know all about my family.

Movies, such as “The Bells Of St. Mary’s,” and other Bing Crosby movies, tell stories of “niceness” of the human spirit. As for this particular Bing Crosby movie, it has made a special place of warmth in my soul, as have many other of his movies, such as “Going My Way.” A person doesn’t have to be Catholic to appreciate this movie, or any of the other similar Crosby movies. I trust that you will enjoy this movie, and that you will also have a very merry Christmas. Now, let’s watch the full-length movie of “The Bells Of St. Mary’s.” You may be drawn back in your mind to the 50s, or maybe even the 40s or 30s.

The Bells Of St. Mary’s

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100 – Israel In The End Time Wars – 2

Prophecy The 9 Wars of the End Times, Part 2

In Review

Outline Of The First Four Wars Of The End Times

1. The Psalm 83 War – The War Of Israeli Extermination – Psalm 83 (Tenth Century B.C.), Zechariah 12:6 (487 B.C.), Isaiah 17 (741 B.C.), Jeremiah 49 (600 B.C.)

2. The Ezekiel 38-39 War – The First War Of Gog And Magog – Ezekiel 38-39 (587 B.C.)

3. The Conventional War Of The Tribulation – Revelation 6 (96 A.D.)

4. The Nuclear War Of The Tribulation – Revelation 8-9 (96 A.D.)

Current Teaching

Outline Of The Last Five Wars Of The End Times.

5. The War In The Heavens – Revelation 12 (96 A.D.)

6. The War Against The Jews And The Saints – Revelation 12 (96 A.D.)

7. The Middle East Campaign Of The Anti-Christ – Daniel 11 (534 B.C.)

8. The Battle Of Armageddon – Joel 3 (835 B.C.), Zechariah 14 (487 B.C.), Revelation 19 (96 A.D.)

9. The Second Battle Of Gog And Magog – Revelation 20 (96 A.D.)

Bio – Dr. David Reagan: http://christinprophecy.org/staff/dr-david-r-reagan/

Supporting Video

The Chronology of the End Time Events

Bio – Dr. Ron Rhodes Ron Rhodes http://ronrhodes.org/meet-ron.html
Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (1986). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with High Honors.
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (1983). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with Honors. Elected to Dean’s List.

Supporting Thought:

The two videos in this post have a lot of discussion on the Book of Revelation. Within that book of prophecy, comes the discussion of the seal, trumpet and bowl judgments, all of which are the result of the wrath of God, and of no one else. During this post, and two following posts, there will be a brief discussion of each of the tribulation judgments. But, before we proceed, we must consider two important verses of scripture, John 3:3 and John 3:16. John 3:3: To be born again, or to be born from above by the Holy Spirit, is the requirement for anyone to enter into the Presence of God. The part of each person that must be born again, or born from above,” is the spirit. John 3:16: To believe in Christ, is to have eternal life. So, we can say that if we are born again, we also will believe in Christ. And, if we believe in Christ, we have been born again/born from above. Those two verses are “hard and fast!” They are non-negotiable. We can not appear before God in His kingdom without appearing with a spirit that has no flaw (2 Corinthians 5:21). We must have a spirit “that has the indwelling presence of the Spirit or God,” and that also dwells within the Spirit of God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)(John 14:20)(Colossians 1:27). Our spirit must be made free from the presence of sin/darkness (1 John 3:5) before it can dwell within God’s Spirit. In essence, before we can appear before God in His eternal kingdom, we must have a spirit that is perfect, and without any flaw of imperfection. So, we must revert back to John 3:3; “we must be born again.”

John 3:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 3:3 Names of God Bible (NOG)

3 Yeshua replied to Nicodemus, “I can guarantee this truth: No one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”

John 3:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:16 Names of God Bible (NOG)

16 God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.

It is important to know the identity of the people who will be present during the tribulation, which covers chapters 6-13 of the Book of Revelation. It is clear that unsaved people will be the subject of the wrath and judgments of God. But, many people believe that those which are born again believers of Christ will also be the objects of such punishment, and will also have to go through the tribulation. The saints, which are the bride of Christ, are also known as born again believers of Christ. So, if there is no rapture of born again believers in Christ before the tribulation begins, everyone on earth will have to go through the tribulation and be objects of the judgments and wrath of God, “including infants and those which are mentally incapable and those which have the Spirit of God dwelling within their born again spirits.” One of the purposes of the tribulation is to draw unsaved people to saving faith in Christ, both Jew and Gentile. Unsaved people have spirits that are flawed and, “are sin.” Saved people don’t have to be “saved again.” Saved people have spirits that are perfect and, “are righteous” (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21). An unsaved person can accept Christ as their Lord and Savior at anytime in their life, including during the tribulation. Someone, that is saved and born again, can not become more saved or more righteous or more born again, by being subjected to the wrath and judgments of God that will be present during the tribulation. There is no stated purpose for God to put His children (John 1:12-13) in the tribulation to become objects of the oppression of the anti-Christ.

Revelation 3:10 states that “those who dwell on the earth,” will be subject to the time of trial that will take place during the tribulation. Revelation 3:9 says that there will be people that will be kept from that hour of trial. The term, “earth dweller,” relates to someone that is in constant defiance to God, and is also discussed in Revelation 6:10, 8:13, 11:10, 13:8, 13:14, and 17:8. So, we must determine the identity of those of whom are, and are not, “earth dwellers.” Are we to say that infants are earth dwellers? If infants are truly earth dwellers, we must know the reason for such an indictment.” If infants are not earth dwellers, we must know where they “will be” during the tribulation. If babies could be snatched away from the earth prior to the tribulation, such a “catching away” would be a rapture. Of course, the reason for this discussion revolves around whether there is, or is not,” such a thing as a rapture. Of course, we must also consider those people who are not mentally capable of understanding Christ as being Lord and Savior. It is very clear that neither infants, nor people which are mentally incapable of placing their belief in Christ as Lord and Savior, can be considered to be believers in Christ. So, “what happens to them,” when the tribulation takes place? I think that any reasonable person can agree that the nature of God is “to not” commit to His wrath, either infants or mentally incapable people. So, what is God going to do to these two special groups of people? Here is my belief; God will give them a “born again spirit!” But, even with a born again spirit, where will infants and mentally incapable people be found when the tribulation takes place? They definitely are not “earth dwellers.” Only a rapture can remove them from the world during the tribulation. (We won’t discuss,”age of accountability; “it’s not in the Bible.” God will be fair to take care of that situation.)

Let’s now consider those adults that will have been born again before the tribulation takes place. Are they “earth dwellers,” or, are they “citizens of heaven?” (Philippians 3:30). We are born again because Christ imputed His righteousness in us. Then, He took on Himself, “our sin,” thereby making us “the righteousness of God.” Born again believers in Christ are not earth dwellers; their spirits are literally, “in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:21, 5:17).

Let’s add another important fact about those of us which are born again believers in Christ (1 Corinthians 1:2). God has: made us holy, treated us as holy, set us apart as holy, and sanctified us and purified us. As saints, (2 Corinthians 2:1) God has made us holy, treated us as being holy, has set us apart as being holy, and has sanctified, hallowed and purified us.

Born again believers in Christ, “the Church,” are also known as “the bride of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:2), and are not people that are known as “earth dwellers,” but are the precious and loved “bride of Christ.” In no way, can the bride of Christ be called, “earth dweller.” In no way, will a loving groom place His bride in the danger that will definitely come upon her in the tribulation. In no way, will God leave any infant, or anyone who is mentally incompetent, on earth to have the judgments of His wrath to be poured out upon them. Christ will remove all of His born again believers from this world. He will come for His saints, and take them away to be in the Presence of God The Father (John 14:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:50-54). Believers will then be, “absent from the body, and at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8). Next, we will appear before the bema judgment (Judgment Seat Of Christ), for rewards (2 Corinthians 5:10). The next stop will be where believers in Christ will appear with Christ at the “Marriage of the Lamb,” (Revelation 19:7-8), on the way to the marriage supper of the Lamb on earth (19:9). On the way to the marriage supper, the bride will accompany the bride groom (Christ) to the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19:11-21), where Christ and the saints will stand on planet earth (Zechariah 14:1-4; 5-16), which is where Christ will inflict judgment on the earth dwellers after the tribulation (Matthew 24:29-30; 25:31-46). The thousand-year reign of Christ, aka Messianic Kingdom, will follow with unbelievers being cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20). Believers in Christ, the bride of Christ, will enter into the eternal state, “New Heaven, New Earth, New Jerusalem,” (Revelation 21-22). The rapture of the church begins this chain of events, which will take place before the tribulation begins.

So, getting back to the question about those which will be left on earth to suffer from the wrath and judgments of God, let’s consider all that will take place during the tribulation. Consider why those of us, “that have passed the test of being “born again,” should be left by God on earth when the tribulation begins. “Earth dwellers,” will be able to accept Christ as Lord and Savior during the tribulation, but will probably be martyred by the forces of the Anti-Christ.

Supporting Scriptures:

Judgments Of The End Times – Seal Judgments

Revelation 6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The First Seal—Rider on White Horse
1 Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” 2 I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

The Second Seal—War
3 When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” 4 And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.

The Third Seal—Famine
5 When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

The Fourth Seal—Death
7 When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” 8 I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The Fifth Seal—Martyrs
9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.

The Sixth Seal—Terror
12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. 14 The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they *said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

Revelation 8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Seventh Seal—the Trumpets
1 When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

3 Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand. 5 Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.

6 And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them.

A Wedding Song Hallelujah

Wedding Song Hallelujah
Chris And Leah O’Kane

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24)

It was at a wedding that Christ performed His first miracle (John 2:1-11)… The song in this post was sung at a Catholic wedding in Ireland. The name of the priest is Ray Kelly.

Hanukkah

Chanukah Candle Blessings • First Night

Consider the warmth and love that is present as a Jewish family celebrates the first night of Hanukkah.

There is no Old Testament discussion of the celebration of Hanukkah. However, in the New Testament, there is an account of the Feast of Dedication, which is also known as the Feast Of Hanukkah and the Feast Of Lights. Below the following verse, there is a comment on Hanukkah that is provided by Dr. John MacArthur.

John 10:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

22 At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem;

10:22 Feast of Dedication. The Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, which celebrates the Israelite victory over the Syrian leader Antiochus Epiphanes, who persecuted Israel. In ca. 170 B.C. he conquered Jerusalem and desecrated the Jewish temple by setting up a pagan altar to displace the altar of God. Under the leadership of an old priest named Mattathias (his family name was called the Hasmoneans), the Jews fought guerrilla warfare (known as the Maccabean Revolt—166–142 B.C.) against Syria and freed the temple and the land from Syrian dominance until 63 B.C. when Rome (Pompey) took control of Palestine. It was in 164 B.C. on 25 Chislev (Dec. approximately), that the Jews liberated the temple and rededicated it. The celebration is also known as the “Feast of Lights” because of the lighting of lamps and candles in Jewish homes to commemorate the event. it was winter. John indicated by this phrase that the cold weather drove Jesus to walk on the eastern side of the temple in the sheltered area of Solomon’s porch, which after the resurrection became the regular gathering place of Christians where they would proclaim the gospel (see Acts 3:11; 5:12).

It should be known that the Jewish King Solomon completed the construction of the temple in Jerusalem, Israel, in the year 959 B.C. Such documentation is provided in the Old Testament books of 1 Kings, Chapter 7, and 2 Chronicles, Chapter 5.

So, if you have a Jewish friend, what is the proper greeting for Hanukkah?

https://toriavey.com/hanukkah-the-festival-of-lights/

To wish someone a Happy Hanukkah, say “Hanukkah Sameach!” (Happy Hanukkah) or simply “Chag Sameach!” (Happy Holiday). Or if you want to show off your Hebrew skills, say “Chag Urim Sameach!” (urim means “lights”).

See the full post:https://toriavey.com/hanukkah-the-festival-of-lights/#ee86b1UT3qoDtzUx.99

Consider the following articles and links that relate to Hanukkah.

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/hanukkah-how-to-celebrate-the-festival-of-lights/?utm_source=mjl_maropost&utm_campaign=MJL&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-2065-16199
Hanukkah Starts Tonight! Here’s How to Celebrate

https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/hanukkah
Hanukkah

Hanukkah is celebrated in 2017, from sunset on December 12, through sunset of December 20. Hanukkah (alternately spelled Chanukah), meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the hanukkiyah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts); and special songs and games.

https://reformjudaism.org/hanukkah-history
Home / Jewish Holidays / Hanukkah

History: The Hanukkah Story

The story of Hanukkah (Chanukah) also known as the Festival of Lights. Unlike many Jewish holidays, Hanukkah (also known as the Festival of Lights) is not mentioned in the Bible. The historical events upon which the celebration is based are recorded in Maccabees I and II, two books contained within a later collection of writings known as the Apocrypha. Although Hanukkah is considered a “minor” Jewish festival, today it ranks—along with Passover and Purim—as one of the most beloved Jewish family holidays.

In the year 168 B.C.E., the Syrian tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes sent his soldiers to Jerusalem. The Syrians desecrated the Temple, the holiest place for Jews at that time. Antiochus also abolished Judaism, outlawing the observance of Shabbat and the Festivals, as well as circumcision. Altars and idols were set up for the worship of Greek gods and he offered Jews two options: conversion or death.

On the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev in 168 B.C.E., the Temple was renamed for the Greek god Zeus. A resistance movement— led by a priestly family known as the Hasmoneans, or Maccabees—developed against the cruelty of Antiochus. The head of the family was Mattathias, an elderly man. His son, Judah, became the chief strategist and military leader of the resistance. Though outnumbered, Judah Maccabee and his fighters miraculously won two major battles, routing the Syrians decisively.

Although historians debate the causes and outcomes of the war in which Judah Maccabee and his followers defeated the Syrian armies of Antiochus, there is no doubt that Hanukkah evokes stirring images of Jewish valor against overwhelming odds. Other themes rooted in the observance of the holiday include the refusal to submit to the religious demands of an empire practicing idolatry, the struggle against total assimilation into Hellenistic culture and loss of Jewish identity, and the fight for Jewish political autonomy and self-determination.

Hanukkah, which means “dedication,” is the festival that commemorates the purification and rededication of the Temple following the defilement caused by the Greeks during their occupation of that holy place. Today, the holiday reminds Jews to rededicate themselves to stand against forces that would destroy Judaism and to keep alive the flame of Jewish religion, culture, and peoplehood so that it may be passed on to the next generation.

Originally, the eight-day holiday was intended to parallel the eight-day festival of Sukkot. The Books of the Maccabees made no mention of the legend concerning a small jar of oil that unexpectedly lasted for eight days. Only centuries after the Maccabees’ defeat of the Syrians did the story of the jar of oil—which has come to be a part of Hanukkah—appear in the Talmud.

According to the legend, when the Maccabees entered the Temple and began to reclaim it from the Greeks, they immediately relit the ner tamid (eternal light), which burned constantly in the Temple and has a parallel in our synagogues to this day. In the Temple, they found a single jar of oil, which was sufficient for only one day. The messenger who was sent to secure additional oil took eight days to complete his mission, and miraculously, the single jar of oil continued to burn until his return. The rabbis of the Talmud attributed the eight days of Hanukkah to the miracle of this single jar of oil.

Although the practice of lighting the menorah was common throughout much of the 19th century, North American Jews tended to neglect most of the other traditions and practices associated with the holiday. By the 1920s, however, Jews increasingly added gift-giving to their Hanukkah celebrations, prompting Christians to refer to Hanukkah as the “Jewish Christmas.”

Like many aspects of Jewish religious practice, the transformation of Hanukkah was linked to the growth of North American Jewry within its unique environment. The elevation of Hanukkah to a major holiday was the result of Jews acculturating themselves to a North America that was overwhelmingly Christian in population and symbols.

Although Hanukkah had become an important holiday among North American Jews by the 1920s, it would be incorrect to regard it as an imitation of Christmas with an emphasis on the exchange of presents. Rather, North American Jews use this holiday as a celebration of family, reinforcing Jewish identity in a place whose population may be overwhelmingly Christian but in which Jews feel at home. Hanukkah, therefore, is a means for North American Jews to feel a kinship with their neighbors, while simultaneously asserting their Jewish distinctiveness.

After having provided all of the above information on Hanukkah, I wish all of my Jewish Friends, “Happy Hanukkah.” May you offer the same greeting to a Jewish person that you may know.

CDC: One in Three NYC Babies Is Aborted

Isn’t it amazing that Democrats yell “racism,” when they are the ones that have as a part of their party platform a plank that calls for abortion of unborn babies, with no restrictions. Consider the position of their last candidate for president, and all of their elected office holders. All of them support abortion on demand, with no restrictions, even up to the time of birth. The Chair of the DNC, and the madam losing candidate of the last presidential election, have said that the democrat party has no place in it for pro-life democrats. Christians who say that they are democrats, and democrats who say that they are Christians, should check out what the Bible says about murder. Please don’t say that because the Supreme Court has ruled that abortion is protected by the constitution, that it is okay to kill a defenseless little baby. Democrat parents are teaching their children that it is okay to kill unborn babies. For such families, consider “The Lake Of Fire On The Family Plan.” (Revelation 20:11-15)

Reclaim Our Republic

Dec 7, 2017 by  Dave Bohon

New York City continues to claim the title of America’s abortion capital. The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) latest Abortion Surveillance report (for 2014) reveals that one in three babies is aborted in the five boroughs of New York City.

According to the CDC, 47 states and the District of Columbia (as in past years, California, Maryland, and New Hampshire refused to participate) reported a total of 652,639 abortions for 2014, with New York City accounting for an astounding 67,620 of those pre-born deaths.

As noted by LifeNews.com, that number accounts for “34.8 abortions for every 1,000 women of reproductive age (15-44), and the highest abortion ratio — 575 abortions for every 1,000 live births.” The pro-life news site added that the grim statistics mean that “more than one in three babies are aborted in New York City, and its abortion rate is more…

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Coffee Shop Christmas Hallelujah

Coffee Shop Christmas Hallelujah

A Christmas Hallelujah

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!” (Luke 2:8-14)

There are small restaurants and coffee shops in many cities and towns that present an unusual opportunity for witnessing. In my town there is a quaint and intimate coffee shop that has a piano which is situated near most of the tables where patrons drop in and spend an enjoyable time, consuming hot coffee and tasty muffins, and sharing intimate conversations. There have been times when I have been there enjoying the niceness of an evening that someone would make their way over to the piano and begin planing a series of songs that just “hit the needed spot.” The stresses of the day would seem to disappear from my mind and leave me desiring more of that soul-easing music. I imagine that there are other similar places that have pianos, that can also be played for the pleasure of the customers. Consider the setting that is shown in the video. A young man sits down at a piano in a coffee shop and begins playing a song that is pleasing to the mind of almost anybody, whether Christian, Jew or indifferent. I am certain that there are readers of this post who are musically inclined and talented, and who would like to take such an opportunity to share the message of Christ to people who are usually isolated, or insulated, from such a story of the love of God. Give it a listen; share the story. Consider adding a guitarist, or other musicians, and have a small combo. Always consider ways of creative witnessing (Acts 1:8).

99 – Israel In The End Time Wars – 1

Prophecy The 9 Wars of the End Times, Part 1

Outline Of The First Four Wars Of The End Times.

1. The Psalm 83 War – The War Of Israeli Extermination – Psalm 83 (Tenth Century B.C.), Zechariah 12:6 (487 B.C.), Isaiah 17 (741 B.C.), Jeremiah 49 (600 B.C.)

2. The Ezekiel 38-39 War – The First War Of Gog And Magog – Ezekiel 38-39 (587 B.C.)

3. The Conventional War Of The Tribulation – Revelation 6 (96 A.D.)

4. The Nuclear War Of The Tribulation – Revelation 8-9 (96 A.D.)

Bio – Dr. David Reagan: http://christinprophecy.org/staff/dr-david-r-reagan/

Supporting Scriptures:

Matthew 28:18-20 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) (33 A.D.)

18 Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh, 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age.” (talmadim=disciples)

Acts 17:11 Names of God Bible (NOG) (53 A.D.)

11 The people of Berea were more open-minded than the people of Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive God’s message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if what Paul said was true.

Ephesians 4:11-12 Names of God Bible (NOG) (64 A.D.)

11 He also gave apostles, prophets, missionaries, as well as pastors and teachers as gifts to his church. 12 Their purpose is to prepare God’s people to serve and to build up the body of Christ.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 Names of God Bible (NOG) (66 A.D.)

16 Every Scripture passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life that has God’s approval. 17 They equip God’s servants so that they are completely prepared to do good things.

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Teaching the Word of God is key to the growth of the body of Christ, not only in number but also in purpose and responsibility (Matt 28:18-20). Spiritual leaders (Eph 4:11) are directed to “prepare God’s people to serve and to build up the body of Christ,” (Eph 4:12). Those who receive the teaching of God’s Word will do well to ensure that the teaching that they receive is correct (Acts 17:11). All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching (2 Tim 3:16-17), but it is obvious that the teaching of the end times (eschatology) is sorely lacking in sermons and lessons in many denominations and congregations. It is horrible to think about all of the believers in Christ who believe that they, and their infant children, will become targets of God’s revelation wrath and will end up in the battle of Armageddon. Proper teaching of eschatology will remove such anxiety and fear from those who should know that they are protected by God’s love for them, and that they will not be subject to the wrath of God that has been reserved for people who have not been born again. The teachings of the prophets of Israel show that the enemies of “God’s chosen people,” are Jew-hating gentiles, primarily from Arab and Muslim nations, being supported by Russia and her allies. There is no room for political correctness, in relation to God’s judgment that will come upon those who try to destroy the men, women and children of Israel. Such a threat to the Jews is common place, and has a place in history that is described in the Book Of Esther when the dispersed Jews were residing in Persia.

Esther 3:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB) (515 B.C.)

13 Letters were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces to destroy, to kill and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to seize their possessions as plunder.

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Prophetic events to happen.

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Specific Scriptural Encouragement For The Study And Teaching Of The End Times

Revelation 1:3 The Voice (VOICE)

3 Blessings come to those who read and proclaim these words aloud; blessings come to those who listen closely and put the prophetic words recorded here into practice. The finale is approaching.

Consider: “The finale is approaching.”

When I was a member of the U.S. Military, there were defense readiness conditions (DEFCONS) that were states of readiness against enemy air attack. The highest state of alert was/is DEFCON 1, which means that “nuclear attack is imminent.” Under DEFCON 1, the U.S. would not know when such an attack would happen, but we were at a state of “Maximum Readiness”, which is the teaching of Revelation 1:3. We don’t know when the end time events will happen, but they are approaching. Therefore, we should be ready for the events of the end times, at all times, by being born again “believers in Christ.” By being born again we will not be subject to the events of the wrath of God, or of the persecutions of the anti-Christ, that will take place during the time of tribulation, as is described in chapters six through nineteen in the Book of Revelation. During that time, the Seal, Trumpet and Bowl judgments are all judgments of God’s wrath. Anyone who is not caught up in the rapture of the church, and taken away to the Presence of God, will be subject to God’s wrath, as well as to the oppressive acts of the anti-Christ.(Rapture:John 14:1-6, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:50-53)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEFCON

Defense readiness conditions vary between many commands and have changed over time, and the United States Department of Defense uses exercise terms when referring to the DEFCONs. This is to preclude the possibility of confusing exercise commands with actual operational commands. On 12 January 1966, NORAD “proposed the adoption of the readiness conditions of the JCS system”, and information about the levels was declassified in 2006:

Readiness condition Exercise term Description Readiness

DEFCON 1 COCKED PISTOL Nuclear war is imminent Maximum readiness