SEED OF ABRAHAM — PROPHECIES POINTING TO YESHUA – 27 Oct 2010

Matthew 1:1   The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.

Romans 4:16  Therefore [the promise] is of faith according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.

Tenach
Gen 3:15
  And I will put enmity between you (the serpent) and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
Gen 9:26  And [Noah] said, “Blessed be YHVH, the God of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.”
Gen 12:1-3  Now YHVH had said to Abram: . . .
Gen 17:1-11   . . .As for Me (YHVH), behold, My covenant is with you (Abram), and you shall be a father to many nations.  No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. . . .
Gen 17:18-21   . . .Then God said, “But Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him”. . . .
Gen 25:21-26   . . .And YHVH said to [Rebecca], “Two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; one people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger.”. . . .
Gen 28:10-15   . . .And behold, YHVH stood above [the ladder] and said [to Jacob], “I am YHVH, God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.  Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth. . . .Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”
Gen 49:10   The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes.  And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
Dt 18:18-19   I (YHVH) will raise up for them a Prophet like you (Moses) from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.  And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.

1Sam 16:1,13   . . .I (YHVH) am sending you (Samuel) to Jesse the Bethlehemite.  For I have provided Myself a king among his sons. . . Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him (David) in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of YHVH came upon David from that day forward. . . .
2Sam 7:12-16   . . .I (YHVH) will set up your seed after you (David), who will come from your body. . . .and I will establish the throne of his kingdom foreverI will be his Father, and he shall be My son. . . .

Jer 23:5-8   Behold, days are coming, says YHVH, that I will raise up to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the Earth.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely.  Now this is His name by which He will be called:  YHVH our Righteousness.
Therefore, behold, days are coming, says YHVH, that they shall no longer say, ‘As YHVH lies who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As YHVH lives who brought up and led the descendants of the House of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.’  And they shall dwell in their own land.

Jer 31:31-37 (30-36 Heb.)  Behold, days are coming, says YHVH, when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah — not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them.  But this is the covenant that I will make. . . .For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more. . . .

New Testament
Matthew 1:1   The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah), the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.
John 1:45   . . .”We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law, and also the Prophets wroteYeshua of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
John 5:39-40, 46-47   You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me (Yeshua/Jesus).  But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. . . For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.  But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?

Romans 4:16-18   Therefore it is of faith that is according to grace (lovingkindness), so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the Law (Torah), but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, ‘I have made you a father of many nations’) in the presence of Him whom he believedGod, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as if they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, ‘So shall your descendants be.’

ISRAEL’S LEGITIMACY IS THE WORD OF GOD – 25 Oct 2010

Pope Benedict XVI convened a special Vatican Synod in Rome, composed of about 200 bishops mostly from Muslim countries.  These official representatives of the Roman Catholic Church have reiterated in its strongest terms its historic ‘replacement theology’ and distortion of Scripture, reverting to official Catholic positions prior to adjustments stated in Nostra Aetate, an  interfaith document drafted in October 1965 during the Second Vatican Council.  In this latest synod to decide on important issues, the Vatican issued a declaration: “Recourse to theological and biblical positions which use the Word of God to wrongly justify injustices is not acceptable.”  This is a true statement. but their use of it here is not, for they are using it against the truth and integrity of YHVH, God of Abraham, of Issac, and of Jacob; the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. For they say,

“We Christians cannot speak about the promised land for the Jewish people. There is no longer a chosen people. All men and women of all countries have become the chosen people … The concept of the promised land cannot be used as a base for the justification of the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of Palestinians… The justification of Israel’s occupation of the land of Palestine cannot be based on sacred scriptures.”  The Pope has yet to speak out publicly repudiating this statement issued by the Bishops representing him and the RCC.

If this is so, then the Roman Catholic Church should no longer use the Word of God to speak of itself as the ‘Mother Church’; or to claim that Peter, the Israeli Jewish apostle to the [Jewish] circumcision, somehow became the first Pope; or to use their interpretation of Scriptures to justify or minimize many of the sexual sins among and by the priests which have recently come to light; or to forbid marriage for certain orders within their church; or to elevate Mary above what is true about her.  At least this would be true self-judgment of their own abuse of Holy Writ, but all Christians have assurance about God’s promises to believers in Jesus because His promises concerning Israel and the land of Israel are also still true.

God, in His infinite wisdom and foreknowledge of all things, had Paul, the Jewish Israeli apostle especially for the uncircumcised Gentiles, write a very clear theological ‘treatise’ to the church in Rome on some of these very things! “To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever!”

PARABLES OF A MUSTARD SEED AND OF LEAVEN

Mt 13:31-35; Mk 4:31; Lk 13:19; Mk 8:15; Lk 13:21 . . . The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and  nest in its branches.  Another parable [Jesus] spoke to them:  the kingdom of Heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.

All these things Yeshua spoke to the multitudes in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, ‘I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.’ (Ps 78:1-2)

Let us remember that Yeshua says the first parable governs the rest of them:  if we are to understand the parables, we must understand the first one about the sower and the seed. (Mk 4:13)

   1.  All hear the Word of God.
   2.  Not all who hear the Word understand it in order to believe Him.
   3.  Not all who believe Him abide in the Word, but fall away.
   4.  Not all who do abide in the Word bear fruit.
   5.  Not all who do bear fruit produce the same amount or quality.  

The parables reveal things hidden from the foundation of the world, but now are made known through the coming of the Messiah, the Son of God, who, being the Light of the world, brings things to light and tells us the truth.   When Jewish people tell Christians that Jesus is not the Messiah, one of their main objections is that if He were, everyone would know and there would be peace.  But Yeshua/Jesus IS the Messiah, and in these parables of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God He is speaking of things kept secret from the foundation of the world:  there is evil at work within God’s Kingdom for now, and it is found even within the very midst of all that the Father is doing to bring His children back home.  This is similar to YHVH giving Moses and Israel the beginning chapters of Genesis, to bring truth to His people in contrast to all the legends and fables of the world.  He loves us, and we are still learning to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.  We demonstrate this through obeying Him with faith. (1Jn 5:3-5 

These two short parables of a mustard seed and of leaven use something very basic to the life of agriculturists and to home-makers.  Plants and bread were well known by all the people, and both plants and bread begin from something very small:  either a seed or a little leaven.  

In the case of the mustard seed, the black mustard seed was the smallest of seeds used in Israel in those days, and the mustard plant could grow to almost 4 meters (about 12 feet).  This is certainly large enough for birds to nest or to rest in its branches.  Yeshua encourages believers in our faith, that even if our faith is only as large as a mustard seed, we can uproot trees and move mountains! (Lk 17:6; Mt 17:20 

From the parables which Jesus began to tell, the reference to ‘a man’ and ‘his field’ refer to the Son of Man – Jesus Himself  – and to the world, where both Israel and the Church are.  

In the first parable, the reference to ‘birds’ has a negative meaning, and Jesus mentions again in this parable the ‘birds of the air’, some of which would be clean birds and others unclean (Lev 11:13-19; Dan 4:14).  In the Revelation (Rev 18:1-3), John saw and heard an angel speaking of Babylon the Great fallen, and described as being a cage for every unclean and hated bird.  Remember, before beginning our studies of these parables of the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven/God, we looked at the mystery of iniquity, which is already at work (2Thes 2:7). The devil is trying to deceive the elect, if possible, and he does so by mixing in the ‘name’ of YHVH or of Jesus with false teachings, another gospel, an unholy and unclean spirit.  In Israel, we had the advice of Balaam that the Midianite women should seduce the Israeli men; we had Jezebel and Ahab bring in Baal worship into ‘mainstream’ Israeli religion.  In the New Testament, we have many warnings about false teachers and false prophets within the church; and in the letter to the church in Thyatira, Jesus speaks and warns against “that woman Jezebel” within the church who teaches and seduces His servants to practice idolatry and immorality.  

So here, too, in the parable about the little mustard seed which grows large enough to be a tree, we see a picture of the small beginnings of God’s Kingdom being established on the Earth:  firstly through the promise of the [small] Seed of the Woman who will overcome and put away the evil one and evil that was already at work in the Garden of Eden!; then much later through choosing a man, Abram/Abraham, on through a small nation, Israel, and especially through the gospel being preached after Pentecost, all this taking place in a small land among a small number of Jewish Israelis.  YHVH God’s kingdom has grown to a large size, beyond normal expectation from such small and humble beginnings!  And like a mustard plant, it doesn’t look all that glorious now!  All this is to the glory of our great God and Savior!  

At the same time, though, in the wisdom, goodness, and long-suffering of our God,(who desires that all should repent unto salvation through Jesus Christ), He allows all kinds of uncleanness and evil to not only exist, but to operate within and enjoy His creation and works, to the point of  danger for those who do not discern good from evil, clean from unclean, holy from profane, and to risking the honor of His holy name.  The devil comes into the household of God, whether it be Israel or the Church.  

The day of judgment will come, when God will once more shake not only the Earth, but also  the Heavens, removing those things that are being shaken, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.     “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.  For our God is a consuming fire! (Heb 12:26-29; Hag 2:21-22 

The parable of the leaven is similar to that of the mustard seed in that Jesus takes something ‘small’ which becomes something ‘big’.  A difference in a seed, though, from leaven is that a seed has the bigness already in itself, whereas the leaven is an outside agent for causing the increasing corruption of grain.  (The leaven works properly when it is used under proper control in dough prepared for the oven to make a loaf of bread, for example (Gen 18:6)If the leaven is mixed into sitting grain/meal, it spoils it; and that is the picture in this parable.)  

Throughout the Scriptures, leaven nearly always carries a negative implication:
Ex 34:25   You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven. . ..
Lev 2:11   No grain offering which you bring to YHVH shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven nor any honey in any offering to YHVH made by fire.  (The new grain offering required at Shavuot/Pentecost does contain leaven (Lev 23:16-17), and that is significant for us as believers, and for the Lord’s Supper.)

Mt 16:6,11-12; Mk 8:15   Then Yeshua said to [His disciples], ‘Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.’   ‘How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread?  But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.  Then they understood  that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees (and of Herod) 

Lk 12:1   . . .[Yeshua] began to say to His disciples first, ‘Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy 

Lk 13:20-21   . . .To what shall I liken the Kingdom of God?  It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.

1Cor 5:6-8   Your glorying (i.e., self-satisfaction despite unjudged serious sin within the church) is not good.  Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?!  Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened.  For indeed Messiah, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened [character] of sincerity and truth.

The issue of leavened/unleavened is NOT about bread/food, but of truth and godliness!  It is about US.

Gal 5:9   A little leaven leavens the whole lump(Paul is rebuking those who have allowed themselves to be taken in by teaching which would ‘estrange them from Messiah if they again seek justification by law; they have fallen from grace and the hope of righteousness by faith.)  God has cut a NEW covenant, not a renewed one!

Who is “the woman” who has taken and hidden the leaven in the three measures of grain?  I believe it is both Israel and the Church – both of whom are described as wives.  It could be said that it is the harlot at work within each of them, doing the work of iniquity as the devil’s agents to spoil – if possible – the glory of God in His people who are called by His name. (Num 6:27; Ex 20:7; Is:65:15; Acts 11:26)   We have been given the privilege and the responsibility of being servants of Messiah and stewards of the mysteries of God, and it is required in stewards to be found faithful. (1Cor 4:1-2)

Judgment begins in the household of God.  God’s judgments will be seen to be righteous.  Israel and Jewish people are under His judgment until today for still rejecting the truth of Messiah being Jesus/Yeshua.  The Church and Christians will be judged for being similar to what Israel and the Jews have been – but even moreso, for born-again believers have the whole of the revelation of God and the Holy Spirit within us. (Heb 10:26-31)

The seven letters of Yeshua to the churches in the Book of The Revelation show the expansion of the leavening – the loss of integrity and the spoiled testimony – within the Church over the centuries.  The last state is so far from the Lord, despite their ‘religiosity and presumed spirituality’, that the Christians inside do not even realize that Jesus is outside!  They are also so blinded and lukewarm and complacent, that it is evident they are not looking for the blessed hope of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to bring the Kingdom of God to Earth, as it is in Heaven. 

All of these parables of Jesus are intended to teach and exhort us to depend upon our God and Savior in the fear of YHVH, which is the beginning of [true] knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.  God loves us, and we are still learning to obey Him with faith– which is the proof, Jesus says, that we love Him. (Jn 14:21 We are saved by grace through faith in who He is and what He says in His death and resurrection for the forgiveness of our sins against Him.

YESHUA/JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! – 14 Oct 2010

This news is not new!  It is also good news for those who love His appearing!  It is the same “old” news!  It remains current news!

There is a wave of deception entering from without and working within the “Church” connected with the return of the Lord Jesus Christ from Heaven to judge the nations and to establish His righteous reign over Israel and the rest of the world.  Many professing believers/Christians — and some are truly so — are re-defining terms to interpret the Word of God to be saying what He isn’t, or else to not be saying what He is.  The spirit at work in this seeks to de-legitimize both Israel and the gospel in their uniqueness; to make what God calls “new” (as in New Covenant and new creation) only something re-newed or re-cycled; and to weaken doctrinal support not for these only, but also for the hope of the literal and personal return of the same Yeshua/Jesus who ascended in bodily form to sit at the right hand of the Father until the time appointed.

The gospel/good news goes out to “whosoever” from whatever nation and group of people.  God is working to save whosoever repents and believes His good news concerning repentance and faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, and the free gift of eternal life to all who truly believe.  Any consequential transformation of a society or a culture is only in part and definitely temporary.  Only the return of the Lord to establish the Kingdom of God on the Earth is going to permanently change this situation at a universal level.  Meanwhile, the Holy Spirit is working to bring as many as will to have part in the better resurrection, which is the first resurrection, which is far better than merely entering the Millennial Kingdom in the flesh for those of Israel and of other sheep nations who come through the great tribulation without giving themselves over to the antichrist, and upon whom Yeshua will show mercy and compassion at the end of the age.

To make this as simple as possible:  as long as Satan is the god of this world, then the world is not going to be transformed to a degree satisfactory to YHVH God and His Son; and as long as Israel — His chosen people and nation — remains an enemy of the gospel, then the God of Israel is not going to be satisfied with any lesser transformation.  Both of these conditions will prevail until the coming again of Yeshua, and thank God that the Father has set a time for this!

Therefore, it is for true believers not to lose sight of the blessed hope as we go about being light, salt, and a fragrance in the world in the faith, hope, and love that more individuals will have their own heart and minds transformed by that which is the power of God to save:  the gospel.  In God’s Kingdom, every part will be holy in order that all is holy.  It appears that the elect are going to be more and more “hid with Messiah in God”, and not be the most vocal and visible, or high profile, or most popular, or even most ‘influential’.  Even so, come Lord Jesus!  Blessed is He who comes in the name of YHVH!

SALVATION OF ISRAEL AND GREAT HARVEST OF GENTILES

(Korean Israel Conference, “The Kingdom of God”, October 6, 2010, in Seoul)

There is hope for the nations:  Jesus Christ is coming again!  This has been my hope ever since being saved, and over the years it has not only not diminished, it has intensified.  Praise God!

Acts 1:6-8   Therefore, when they had come together, [the apostles] asked [Jesus], saying, ‘Lord, will You at this time restore the Kingdom to Israel?’  And He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.  But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the Earth.’  [The Triune God is fully involved in the Great Commission.]

Rom 11:25-29   For I do not desire, [Gentile] brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.  And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:  ‘The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.’    [This full restoration of the full remnant from all the tribes that will be the ‘all Israel’ during the Millennial Kingdom of Messiah will be the reality of the Israel of God, a holy people for Himself as first-born among the nations chosen to glorify Him and to be a blessing to others. (Zech 12:10; Gal 6:16)]

There is a move of the Holy Spirit within the Body of Messiah to make the believers ready for the coming of the Lord.  The Bride is making herself ready, sanctifying and purifying herself, even as the Holy Spirit is sanctifying and purifying us by the Word of God in action.  We see in the New Testament that at the time of Jesus, there were movements of false messiahs whom some of the Israeli people accepted, because it was the time of the true Messiah to come.  So now, in these last days, there are increasing numbers of false messiahs/christs appearing and being proclaimed (Acts 5:36-37), as the devil tries to deceive even more people, and, if possible, even the elect. (Mt 24:4-5; Jn 5:43; 1Jn 2:18-19)

Do we really know and believe that the same Lord Jesus Christ who ascended to Heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, is going to return according to His promise, at a set time?!  Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection.  Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Messiah, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. (Rev 20:6)  ‘Hold fast what you have till I come.  And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations – He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels – as I also have received from My Father. (Rev 2:25-27; Ps 2:7-9)  God is saving individuals from out of Israel and out from every nation now – as a royal priesthood and as a Bride for the Lamb – before He saves the full remnant of Israel as a nation, which gives hope also to other nations, including Korea, Ukraine, Zambia, Congo, Australia.  The devil seeks to discourage believers from thinking this will ever get done. (2Pt 3:1-5a)

A Remnant Will Be Saved
When Paul says in Romans 11 that “all Israel” will be saved, neither he nor the Spirit of God is saying that every Jew or every Israeli will be saved.  This is clear throughout all of the Bible that many Israelis and Jews have died in rebellion against the Lord, and Daniel speaks of the resurrection of shame and everlasting contempt for those not “written in the book”. (Dan 12:1-3)

YHVH speaks through the prophet Isaiah (1:9) that unless He “had left to us a very small remnant, would we have become like Sodom and Gomorrah”.

In the New Testament, we find also that Paul is quoting from Isaiah in Rom 9:27,29, when he writes that “though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, the remnant will be saved”. (Is 10:20,22)

It is important to remember that not all Israel is Israel (Rom 9:6).  Neither is all the Church the Church:  there are tares with the wheat (Mt 13:30)And there are sheep nations and goat nations (Mt 25:32-34,41; Joel 3:1-2 (4:1-2 Heb)).  The sheep nations will enter the Millennial Kingdom with all Israel that is saved.  But again, “Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection!”  God is dealing with both individuals and with nations.  The ways of the LORD are just, and He is the same today, yesterday, and tomorrow.

Beer Sheva has a very significant history in the Bible.  First of all, Beer Sheva received its name from Abraham, and then confirmed by Isaac.  Jacob also lived there.  Hagar and Ishmael lived there, and YHVH God blessed them there, and gave them a hope in Him.  And there is more; but one thing which occurred in Beer Sheva has had negative repercussions until today.  In 1Sam 8, we read how the prophet and priest, Samuel, had two sons who were judges in Beer Sheva.  But they were corrupt in their character and in their duties.  The Israeli people at that time asked Samuel to give them a king like the Gentiles have!  YHVH, God of Israel, told Samuel that the people were not rejecting Samuel, but Him from being their King and Judge.  From that time, Israel as a nation has not accepted YHVH, who chose them for His own special people, to be either their King or God.  They have preferred to be like the Gentiles, the heathen; but praise the Lord, He will not let them be so completely! (Ezek 20:32)  When Jesus the Messiah came, He came to restore the Kingdom of God back to Israel – into their hearts — and to establish His kingdom over the other nations as well.  We learn from the New Testament, that the Jewish people (of whom I am also) did not want ‘this Man’ to rule over us. (Lk 19:14; Jn 19:15)  When Joshua told the people that he and his household would serve YHVH, the people said they would too.  But Joshua told them that they could not, because YHVH is a holy and jealous God, and the people still had their idols!

So until Jesus returns to forever establish God’s Kingdom over Israel and the nations, the Great Commission to take the gospel to all peoples and nations to make disciples of Jesus – to have the Kingdom of God in their hearts  — who already has all authority in Heaven and on Earth, remains in force.  This is the power which the Holy Spirit gives us, to be witnesses to Jesus (Acts 1:8; Rom 1:16); and God is so determined to save as many as possible, He has not left it to us – the Church – to finish the work (which we apparently cannot do), but He will also send out His angels to proclaim the everlasting gospel to all who dwell on the Earth before He pours out His wrath upon His enemies and those of His people. (Rev 14:6-7)

I want our confidence to be in the Word of God – in the Scriptures – and not in the wisdom of man, including my own, whatever I may have.  We will look at some passages from different books in the Bible which speak of Israel’s salvation and of the Gentile nations coming under the rule of the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel.  It is your responsibility, if you have any uncertainties, to search the Scriptures yourselves to see if what I am saying – or how I am putting passages together – is true or not.

One of the main things that we want to pay attention to is that these things have not yet happened.  The Lord Jesus Christ has told us that He did not come to annul the Law and the Prophets, but to fulfill them.  Heaven and Earth will not pass away until all is fulfilled, during the Millennial Kingdom! (Mt 5:17-18)

Is 11:1-13   the Son of David (the netzer) who will be Judge and King (Is 33:22) in Israel and over the nations; peace amongst the animals and between animals and humans; no more war as the Earth will be full of the knowledge of YHVH; Israel will have peace and become the head (first-born) nation under Messiah’s rule

Ezek 47:21-23   division of the inheritance in the land to the tribes, including non-Israelis (Gentiles) having an inheritance with the children of Israel

Zech 14:16-20   All nations will come up to worship YHVH in Jerusalem for the Feast of Booths/Tabernacles during the Millennial Kingdom, with punishment from Him for those who do not do so.  Even the most simple and ordinary things will be holiness to YHVH!

Rev 7   the sealing of the 144,000 from the tribes of Israel, plus an innumerable multitude from all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues who have all come out of the great tribulation, who will be in God’s presence and serve the Lamb forever

Even so, come, Lord Jesus!  Blessed is He who comes in the name of YHVH!