THE COMING OF THE KING
As we continue our study of the things that happen after the “Rapture” of the Church, we come to this passage of Zechariah 14. We will learn much about the Second Coming of Jesus from these words. When this happens “the time of Jacob’s trouble” will be coming to it’s end and the Millennial reign of Our Lord will begin.
The coming of the King. The phrase “the day of the Lord” is used 29 times in the Bible.
Why is our King coming back?
1.) He’s coming to rid this world of sinners.
Isa 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and [he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it].
Some think this could happen in the Church age but God never intended this to be the work of the Church. The period of “grace” is for whosoever will. The Second Coming of Christ has a sure purpose. To rid the world of sinners.
2.) He’s coming to fulfill the promises to the Israel.
Deu 30:3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and [will return] and [gather thee from all the nations], whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
To show His compassion for the children of Israel.
3.) He is coming to restore these Israelite to their own land.
Jer 12:15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out [I will return], and have compassion on them, and [will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land].
The heritage of these people is Israel and Jerusalem.
4.) He is coming as King!
1Ti 6:14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, [until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ]:
1Ti 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, [who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords];
1Ti 6:16 [Who only hath immortality], [dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto]; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
THIS SECOND COMING WILL BE THE ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT OF ALL THE PROPHETS.
Nathan told King David:
2Sa 7:17 says According to all these words, and [according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David].
God’s people of the Millenium.
2Sa 7:8 says Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, [to be ruler over my people, over Israel]:
Their own land not bothered by the Devils’s followers
2Sa 7:10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, [that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall (the children of wickedness) afflict them any more, as beforetime],
The sinners will have been destroyed. Isa 13:9
The Throne reestablished forever
2Sa 7:16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: [thy throne shall be established for ever].
Notice this is “God’s covenant” and not King David’s:
This King Jesus, is also the son of Abraham to fulfill those promises
Mat 1:1 says The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, [the son of David, the son of Abraham].
As Christians we have three things to learn from these covenants:
1.) That we who hope in Jesus Christ and follow him in the obedience of faith are descendants of Abraham and heirs of his covenant promises.
2.) That these promises to us are more spectacular than anything we will see or hear of.
3.) That these promises are sure, (rooted in God’s unchanging truthfulness [and confirmed by Christ’s coming]).
God said to Abraham:
Gen 17:7 SAYS And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
Gen 17:8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, [for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God].
Gen 17:9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep [my covenant] therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
Notice this is “God’s Covenant” not Abraham’s.
Isa 53 tells us of: The suffering Messiah
Isa 11 tells us of: The reigning Messiah
WE KNOW THIS AS THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST!
This was all a mystery to the Prophets that foretold it and to the Angels who witness every salvation.
1Pe 1:10 says Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Pe 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
Luk 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
Luk 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
THE NEW TESTAMENT CLEARS THESE THINGS UP:
Gabriel told Joseph these words:
Mat 1:21 SAYS [And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins].
Mat 1:22 [Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet], saying,
Mat 1:23 [Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us]. (Isa 7:14)
Old Simeon told Mary and Joseph these words:
Luk 2:28 SAYS Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
Luk 2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
*****Luk 2:30 [For mine eyes have seen thy salvation],
Luk 2:31 [Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people];
Luk 2:32 [A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel].
Luk 2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
Luk 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; [and for a sign which shall be spoken against];
Luk 2:35 [(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,)] that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. (Isa 49:6)
Luke the physician wrote these words:
Luk 24:46 SAYS And said unto them, [Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day]: (Psa 16:10)
*****Luk 24:47 And [that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem].
Luk 24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
Luk 1:31 SAYS And, [behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS].
*****Luk 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and [the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David]:
Luk 1:33 And [he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever]; and [of his kingdom there shall be no end]. (Isa 9:6-7)
LUKE WROTE TO SERVE THE LORD IS TO SERVE UNTIL DEATH:
Luk 1:68 SAYS [Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
Luk 1:69 And hath raised up [an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David];
Luk 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, [which have been since the world began]:
Luk 1:71 [That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us];
Luk 1:72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
Luk 1:73 [The oath which he sware to our father Abraham],
Luk 1:74 That he would grant unto us, [that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
*****Luk 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, (all the days of our life)]. (John 10:28-29)
THE “WISE” MEN ASKED:
Mat 2:2 Saying, [Where is he that is born King of the Jews]? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. (Jer 23:5)
THE EXACT PLACE OF BIRTH, THAT WAS PROPHESIED:
Mat 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: [for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel]. (Micah 5:2)
WHEN CHRIST SITS ON THE THRONE: He has already appointed the new judges of Israel. (The 12)
Mat 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, [in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel].
THE SON OF DAVID, “BUT IT IS CHRIST THAT WILL SIT ON THE THRONE”:
*****Act 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, [he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne];
Act 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Act 2:32 [This Jesus hath God raised up], whereof we all are witnesses.
GOD CAME TO THE GENTILES FIRST TO ESTABLISH THE CHURCH AS PROPHESIED:
*****Act 15:14 Simeon hath declared [how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name].
Act 15:15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
*****Act 15:16 After this I will return, and [will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down]; and [I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up]:
THIS WOULD BE THE TABERNACLE KING DAVID BUILT TO HOUSE THE RECOVERED ARK. THIS TABERNACLE WAS LOCATED IN JERUSALEM NEAR THE KING’S HOUSE.
ZECHARIAH TOLD OF HIS FIRST COMING:
Zec 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, [thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass].
JESUS TOLD THE DISCIPLES THAT IT WAS GIVEN TO THEM TO KNOW THESE MYSTERIES:
*****Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, [Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven], but to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Mat 13:15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Mat 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
NOW ZECHARIAH TELLS OF THE SECOND COMING:
WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT DURING THIS TIME OF THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD, THE CHURCH HAS ALREADY BEEN RAPTURED OUT OF THIS EARTH AND THE CHURCH IS ALREADY IN HEAVEN WITH OUR LORD. WE WILL COME BACK WITH HIM AT THIS TIME.
WHAT THE CHURCH NEEDS TO DO IS TO NOT DWELL ON THIS SECOND COMING BUT ACCEPT IT AS TRUTH AND REMEMBER THAT “TODAY IS THE DAY OF GRACE” AND THIS DAY COULD END AT ANY MOMENT. WE ALL HAVE LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS THAT ARE LOST. WE NEED TO TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS. ONLY THE TRUTH WILL DO!
*****OUR TEXT FOR TODAY:
Zec 14:1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
Zec 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Zec 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
Zec 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Zec 14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
Zec 14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
Zec 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
Zec 14:8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
Jesus may be back in Heaven but He is not through with this world. He is coming again because He said so. To not believe this is to not to believe the word of God. When you accept the words of Salvation then you must accept the words of Damnation and Hell. To the Church, Christ will first appear in the “Clouds” to gather His Church.
1Th 4:14 says For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th 4:15 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.
*****1Th 4:16 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:
1Th 4:17 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.
AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS LATER HE WILL COME AGAIN TO THIS EARTH!
BEHOLD! = ( God says Stop what you are doing and understand these words).
[To fix the attention upon an object; to attend; to direct or fix the mind.]
(the day of the Lord COMETH)
2Ti 3:1 says This know also, that [in the last days perilous times] shall come.
ARE WE LIVING IN PERILOUS TIMES? ALMOST EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WOULD SAY YES.
Jesus said “TO THE CHURCH” when these times are upon you:
Luk 21:28 says And when these things begin to come to pass, [then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh].
The Rapture could happen at any moment! The phrase the day of the Lord as I said is used 29 times in the Bible.
THIS WILL BE A DAY OF DEVASTATION:
*****1.) Jer 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even [the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it].
*****2.) Mat 24:21 [For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be].
*****3.) Joe 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, [and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come].
4.) Joe 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and [sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble]: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
5.) Joe 2:31 [The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come].
6.) Joe 3:14 Multitudes, [multitudes in the valley of decision]: [for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision].
THE WORLD WILL SEE THAT IT IS GOD THAT IS IN CHARGE:
*****Rev 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, [Worthy is the Lamb that was slain] to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Rev 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
JESUS CHRIST WILL PUT “ALL” HIS ENEMIES UNDER HIS FEET!
1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
*****1Co 15:25 [For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet].
THE KING OF GLORY HAS ARRIVED TO DO HIS WILL ON EARTH:
Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. [Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven].
Just before His arrival when the forces of the Anti-Christ think they are winning, they will be dividing the spoils of Jerusalem in the streets.
Zec 13:8 says And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, [two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein].
Again God is in charge. He has used the children of Israel again, this time to gather all their enemies in one place. It is the Lord Jesus Christ that called this meeting and it is the Lord Jesus Christ that will end this meeting.
[This is the time of Jacob’s trouble], we already know two thirds of them will die. The women will be ravished, half the city will be captured and many will be cut off from the city.
CAN YOU IMAGINE IT TAKING ALL THIS BEFORE GOD’S CHILDREN WILL CALL ON HIM. REMEMBER WHAT MOSES SAID:
Deu 30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, [and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee],
*****Deu 30:2 [And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul];
Deu 30:3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, [and will return and gather thee from all the nations], whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
YOU SEE THESE WORDS DO NOT CHANGE. IT IS THE TIME OF GRACE AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD, BELIEVE AND REPENT OUR SIN. THESE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAVE THIS ONE THING TO DO BEFORE THEY WILL BE SAVED OUT OF THIS TROUBLE.
Luk 21:24 SAYS And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, [until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled].
YOU SEE THE TIME OF THE GENTILES IS COMING FAST TO THE END. ZECHARIAH DESCRIBES HOW THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD WILL ATTACK THE CITY OF JERUSALEM. DANIEL ALSO FORETOLD OF THIS BATTLE:
Dan 7:21 I beheld, and [the same horn made war with the saints], and prevailed against them;
Dan 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
THE MAN OF SIN:
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and [that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition];
Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and [saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy].
Rev 13:2 And [the beast] which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
THE ANTI-CHRIST IS LEADING THESE NATIONS AGAINST JERUSALEM:
1Jn 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: [and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come], even now are there many antichrist; whereby we know that it is the last time.
THESE ARE THE NATIONS OF THE REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE, THESE ARE THE ISLAMIC NATIONS THAT SURROUND ISRAEL NOW. THESE ARE THE AFRICAN NATIONS INCLUDING LYBIA AND ETHIOPIA. THESE ARE PROBABLY THE RUSSIAN CONTROLLED NATIONS AND THE CHINA CONTROLLED NATIONS. THIS COULD ALSO BE AMERICA. IT DOES SAY ALL NATIONS.
Daniel 2:41-44; 7:7, 20, 24
Revelation 13:1; 17:1-7; 12-18
2 Thessalonians 2:4
Ezekiel 38:15, 16
Ezekiel 38:5, 6
Revelation 9:14-16; 16:12-14
The Battle is the Lords:
1Co 10:9 says Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
1Co 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
1Co 10:11 [Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples]: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Most all things in the Old Testament were written to give us “examples” of how Our Lord deals with things. There are also examples of this:
*****Dan 2:34 says Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, [which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay], [and brake them to pieces].
Most of the time when this verse is read and explained it breaks down the kingdoms of the past (The Babylonian, The Greeks, The Romans, The European Union) and the future and this is true.
IF WE LOOK AT WHAT THIS SAYS, WE CAN SEE THAT WHILE THIS STATUE WAS IN ONE PIECE (all the nations together) THAT STONE BROKE DOWN THIS STATUE. Well we have all the nations of the world gathered together against Israel (Jerusalem) the day of Christ second coming and [He will break them all in pieces at one time]. What is their weakness? Dirt will not mix with iron!
HOW DOES GOD DO THIS?
Eze 39:2 says And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
*****Eze 39:3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
*****Eze 39:4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
Zec 12:2 says Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
*****Zec 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
THE BATTLE IS TRULY THE LORDS TO WIN, FOR HE CAN NEVER LOSE!
Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Psa 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
*****Psa 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: [the Lord shall have them in derision].
THE LORD WILL LAUGH WITH SCORN AT THEIR FEEBLE ATTEMPT!
(His feet shall stand)
Act 1:9 says And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Act 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
*****Act 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, [shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven].
*****Act 1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.
The Lord Jesus Christ is not coming back to Washington, DC. He’s not coming back to Moscow, Or China nor anywhere in Europe.
NO THE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK TO THE EXACT SAME PLACE HE LEFT FROM, SIMPLY BECAUSE HE SAID HE WAS. NOT ONE WORD OF THE BIBLE WILL GO UNFULFILLED. THERE IS A GATE HE WANTS TO ENTER INTO AND HE WILL. (that Eastern Gate that has been closed for so long)
(Christ had wept over this city once):
Mat 23:37 says O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Mat 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
*****Mat 23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord
This time there will no weeping from the Lord, no it’s the World that will be weeping.
(the mount of Olives shall cleave)
Just recently we have seen the terrible devastation in Haiti. We have witnessed many times destruction in California. This day in Jerusalem there will the most devastating “earthquake” of all time. Jerusalem has had at least one earthquake before. It had to be a serious quake because it was talked about for over 200 years in the Bible. They fled this city then and they will flee again.
Even the scientist agree of a future earthquake for Jerusalem:
This was taken from a report in the year 2000:
The Earthquake In Israel’s Future:
*****Thousands of Israeli would be killed and hundreds of thousands become homeless if a earthquake struck in Israel, and [there’s a good chance that a major one will occur within the next 50 years].
This is the conclusion of a recent report presented by Israel’s Geophysical Institute which checked the country’s preparedness for the eventuality of an earthquake. The report does not state that an earthquake will strike. According to the Institute, earthquakes are impossible to predict, but due to Israel’s past history and its location near fault lines, the probability that an earthquake of at least 6.5 magnitude will occur soon is great.
To prepare for the report, the Geophysical Institute took seismic readings and checked buildings and infrastructure throughout Israel. Last year’s quakes in Turkey were taken into account along with seismic happenings in and near Eilat in recent years.
According to the report, there are four areas in Israel susceptible to earthquakes: Beit Shean, Yagur (near Haifa), the Hula Valley and the Dead Sea. Estimates of the strength and magnitude of possible earthquakes in these areas are as follows:
Beit Shean 7.1 magnitude 9,500 fatalities
Yagur 6.5 magnitude 5,100 fatalities
Hula Valley 7.0 magnitude 8,300 fatalities
Dead Sea 7.0 magnitude 8,200 fatalities
These numbers are not even close to the actual number that will die.
*****WE MUST NOT FORGET EVERY NATION AND EVERY ARMY OF EACH NATION WILL BE SURROUNDING ISRAEL AT THIS VERY MOMENT.
*****Rev 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
IN REALITY THERE IS A DEAD SEA FAULT LINE THAT RUNS UNDER THE DEAD SEA AND UP THE JORDAN VALLEY AND ALONG THE EASTERN SHORE OF THE SEA OF GALILEE. THERE IS ANOTHER FAULT LINE THAT RUNS EAST AND WEST FROM THE MEDITERRAINIAN. THIS ONE SPLITS IN THREE FISSURES AND ONE GOES RIGHT THROUGH THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
How can these things to true?
Isa 22:9 says Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
Isa 22:10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
*****Isa 22:11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: [but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago].
REMEMBER GOD PLANNED ALL THIS BEFORE HE CREATED ANYTHING. HE WROTE IT ALL DOWN IN HIS BOOK BEFORE HAND!
REMEMBER WHAT JOHN SAW:
*****Rev 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; [and every mountain and island were moved out of their places].
*****Rev 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and [there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great].
Rev 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN! THOSE MIGHTY ARMIES ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF IT AND OF COURSE JERUSALEM BUT IT IS THE LORD JESUS THAT IS IN CHARGE.
*****Why will it be so dark? We have a clue to at least one reason and there are other reasons.
Rev 7:1 says And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
There will be a tremendous cloud of dust because of this great earthquake, with no wind to move and it will settle over this battle ground and just like the Bible says it will be twilight.
Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; [and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood];
*****THIS IS THE EARTHQUAKE THAT WILL ALSO CAUSE THE RIVERS TO CHANGE THEIR COURSE! THE ESCAPE ROUTE FOR THOSE TRAPPED IN JERUSALEM WILL BE OPENED.
*****Rev 12:6 SAYS And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Eze 47:6 SAYS And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
Eze 47:7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
Eze 47:8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
THIS WILL BE A DAY THAT THIS WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN AND WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN!
*****AGAIN OUR TEXT:
Zec 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
Zec 14:10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses.
Zec 14:11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
Zec 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
Zec 14:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
Zec 14:14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
Zec 14:15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
*****WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF HIS COMING?
THE LORD WILL BE KING OF THIS EARTH!
Deu 17:15 SAYS Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
ONLY A JEW CAN BE THE TRUE KING OF ISRAEL!
Psa 45:7 SAYS Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: [therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows].
THIS KING IS GOD HIMSELF!
(his name one)
Back in the days of Moses, the Lord showed Himself and He had these words:
Exo 6:2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
Exo 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, [but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them].
Jehovah: This name was held by the later Jews to be so sacred that it was never pronounced except by the High Priest on the great Day of Atonement, when he entered into the most holy place. Whenever this name occurred in the sacred books they pronounced it, as they still do, “Adonai” (Lord), thus using another word in its stead.
In the days of Jeremiah, he had these words:
Jer 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
*****Jer 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: [and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS].
Jer 23:7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
Jer 23:8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.
In Hebrew this would be Jehovah Tsidkenu: We must remember at this time everyone that has come to know Christ as there “saviour” will be “Babes in Christ”.
They are meeting the “Saviour” for the very first time.
1Pe 2:2 says As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1Pe 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1Pe 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Jerusalem is now become the “Physical” and the “Spiritual” capitol of the world that Christ is about to rebuild.
The City of Jerusalem will be changed:
Geba is (modern Jeba) is now six miles NE from the city. Rimmon modern (En-rimmon) is thirty-five miles SW of Jerusalem and 9 miles S.
Isa 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
Isa 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
THIS LARGE CITY WILL BE FULL OF PEOPLE!
And Jerusalem means: This name is in the original in the dual form, and means “possession of peace,” or “foundation of peace.” Also “vision of peace”. Now the City of Peace!
(This shall be the plague)
The description of what happens to these people is not pleasant. Many believe that this could be “Nuclear” in it’s effects and it certainly can be.
But we have some facts from the Bible:
God had these words for Moses:
Exo 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
*****Exo 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Come in His Glory:
Isa 60:1 says Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
*****Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and [his glory shall be seen upon thee]. (Exo 33:20)
This is Christ:
*****Heb 1:3 [Who being the brightness of his glory],(Exo 33:20) and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Heb 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
This is the same day:
*****Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and [the earth was lightened with his glory]. (Exo 33:20)
WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW?
Col 1:16 SAYS For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
*****Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him [all things consist].
ALL THINGS CONSIST MEANS “HE IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS IT ALL TOGETHER”!
THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING (THE SHEKINAH GLORY OF THE LORD):
*****2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and [shall destroy with the brightness of his coming]: (Exo 33:20)
2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
THE WRATH OF GOD:
2Th 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
2Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
*****2Th 1:8 [In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God], and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: (Exo 33:20)
2Th 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
2Th 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
THE WARRIOR KING:
Psa 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
*****Psa 2:9 [Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel]. (Dan 2:34)
THIS IS THE DAY OF HIS COMING:
*****Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Rev 19:15 [And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God].
THE KINGDOM OF THE LORD:
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, [The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever].
Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
*****Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. [Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven].
ARE YOU COMING WITH HIM?
FOR Just as in the days of Noah.
AND Just as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Christ is coming to destroy all sinners this day!
*****Isa 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: [and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it].
And all these other things will happen:
Isa 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Isa 13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Isa 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Isa 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
*****AGAIN OUR TEXT:
Zec 14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
Zec 14:17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
Zec 14:18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
Zec 14:19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
Zec 14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
Zec 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.
Everyone will go to church but most of them will truly want to go.
*****Isa 2:3 says And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, [and we will walk in his paths]: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Eze 34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
Eze 34:26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
Eze 34:27 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.
Eze 34:28 And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
(they will be safe)
Isa 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Isa 11:7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
Isa 11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
Isa 11:9 [They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain]: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
(The Feast of the Tabernacles) a time of “REJOICING”
Deu 16:13 says Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:
Deu 16:14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
Deu 16:15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: [because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice].
Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, [but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years].
(EVERYONE WILL COME)
(the Lord will smite the heathen “that come not up” to keep the feast of tabernacles).
*****Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, [who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron]: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
There may be no sinners left on Earth but there will be some people still in the flesh. They will need a little coaxing to be obedient to the Lord.
Once we are saved and even though we become instant Saints, we are still only one step from where we just came from. There will still be a “sanctification process”.
Sanctified means: To Be Made holy; consecrated; set apart for sacred services.
GOD STILL DOES NOT CHANGE HIS WAYS!
Lev 20:26 SAYS And [ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy], and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
*****Jer 31:36 SAYS If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, [then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever].
Rev 15:4 SAYS Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? [for thou only art holy]: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
*****Zec 14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, [HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD]; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
Zec 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.
WE WILL SEE GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN HIS PEOPLE:
Isa 49:14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
*****Isa 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, [yet will I not forget thee].
GOD DOES NOT FORGET ANYTHING, BUT “PRAISE THE LORD”, HE DOES CHOOSE TO NOT REMEMBER SOME THINGS!
*****Isa 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and [will not remember thy sins].
Isa 43:26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
OH, WHAT A SAVIOUR!
Mic 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
Mic 7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
Mic 7:20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
WE DON’T THANK HIM ENOUGH!
Rom 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Rom 6:18 [Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness].
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, (DEATH COULD NOT CLAIM HIM) and was dead;
(THE GRAVE COULD NOT HOLD HIM)
“and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death”
(HELL COULD NOT CONDEMN HIM).
THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S! WE NEED ONLY SUPPLY OUR FAITH IN HIM!