Our first Mystery of the Bible in the Book of Jeremiah...
Mystery # 1 : The First Day (when the Earth was without form and void) : The Gap Theory
Jeremiah 4:23, 27, 28 I Beheld the earth, and lo, it was without form, and void and the heavens, and they had no light. For thus hath the LORD said, the whole land shall be desolate: yet will I not make a full end. For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have proposed it, and will not repent; neither will I turn back from it.
On this edition of MOB, we take a look at “gap theory”, that is the consideration that a large span of time as well as a divine judgment of God occurred somewhere between the events as described in Genesis 1:1 and 1: 2. If you recall in Genesis 1, God creates the Heaven and the Earth and in V.2 of Genesis, we find out that the Earth was without form and was in fact void of anything. It was utter darkness, except the existence of the waters. We know there was water present (which was part of the Earth) because it is mentioned that darkness was upon the face of the deep (a reference to the oceans) and the fact that the Spirit of God was moving upon the face of the waters in V.2. We also know that there are waters beneath and above the mantle (the seperation of land and water -below and the Earth and sky above in the Heavenlies). So far everything we have covered is biblical and can be backed up by scripture.
The gap view (which is an interpretation of a scriptural reference) then claims that Genesis 1:1 describes God’s Original Creation which included the fall of Satan and the Great Judgment. Genesis 1:2 in considering Gap Theory has to do with the recreation or restoration that took place. We know from Exodus 20:11 that the Universe which includes the Heavens and the Earth were created in six days. However there is speculation about the gap between these days, thus this is why this is called Gap Theory. The Earth that is formless and void is not an Earth that is totally destroyed by any means as we read in V.27 of Jeremiah 4, that God made the land desolate but he did not make a full end to it. So some part of the Earth was destroyed but obviously not all of it.
In the Bible there is no actual evidence for Gap Theory and God never intends for us to read more into his word then what he has already clarified. Despite this, there are those who believe in Gap Theory and consequently attempt to make the Bible work for them, even if they have to twist it to make it apply to their view point. What we are most likely hearing about is the Day of the Lord in V.27 and V.28 where the Earth shall mourn; the Heavens will be made black. Not using proper bible dispensationalism and not rightfully dividing the Word of God properly is what is causing a lot of these false beliefs like Gap Theory coming about.
These 2 verses above speak of God’s Wrath to which he makes clear, he will not repent (which means God will not change his mind). Many have tried to speculate about how long the Earth was without form and void. What was it like before man was even created? Were there people on the planet before Adam was created? There is no information for any of this in the scriptures so speculation is probably a waste of time to pursue. The Bible must not be based on heresay and conjecture, it is based on truth. This is also why controversies like the flat Earth, while a fascinating subject, simply can't be proved without a shadow of a doubt and consequently is probably is more of a distraction then anything else.
There is no reason not to take the 6 days of Creation literally. There is no need to speculate the chronological order of God’s Creation, it is all laid out in Genesis and simply referred to in the Book of Jeremiah. God has made his creation story, so simple and clear that even a child can follow it. The question remains, do you believe it? Many agnostics, atheists will tell you it’s all a fairy tale and that is why we are to have the faith as a child, for that is all what is required to have a true redeeming relationship with God Almighty, true faith even that of a child to take things at face value and not question the Word of God.
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Mystery # 2 : Beware of False Prophets!
Jeremiah 5:29-31 Shall I not visit for these things? Saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land: The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means: and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end there of?
We have discussed false prophets a number of times in the past. However in this edition we take a look at the damage that false prophets did in the land of Israel at the time of Jeremiah’s writing as well as how even today, the false prophets are creating havoc and damage in the church and if it were possible, even deceive the elect (the Body of Christ). In this edition we look at a horrible thing indeed, the rise of the false prophets and how they are indeed an abomination to God.
Often we read in the books of the Old Testament Prophets that God’s Judgment is expressed by the term “visit,” it is rarely if ever used in any positive connotation. When the Lord visits someone or a people or a place it is usually if not always to pour out his wrath and make a statement about some sinful condition that is out of control and has come under God’s Divine Righteous Anger and inevitable judgment. Such was the rise of the false prophets in Jeremiah’s day, they were everywhere and many of the people of Israel were listening to them instead of God speaking through his chosen and true representatives, the Prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and of course Elijah and Elisha just to name a few.
To make matters worse, the Priests were endorsing the false prophets and were declaring laws and ordinances based on the deceptions and false proclamations of these false prophets. If they would only have made themselves aware of God’s Litmus Test for the identification of a true prophet of God none would have qualified (and that is they must be 100% accurate with not one single false prophecy -EVER). Compare that standard to today’s so called self proclaimed Prophets of God and use this litmus test on them and count how many are left, it would be very, very few indeed. For God is very meticulous in who he calls to be a man of God never mind a prophet of the Most High, the standards and the character of the individual calls for one to be extremely godly in nature it is a very rare trait indeed nowadays nevermind back then.
So it was that for the Israelites it was not just hearing the false prophecies of these false prophets but as well the Israelites were also committing idolatry and adultery, so there was great wickedness taking place at this time. The rejection of God’s True Prophets for the false ones was not anything new. Pre-exilic prophets that spoke almost exclusively about judgment like Amos, Hosea, Micah, Zephaniah and of course Jeremiah had been largely ignored. The nation of Israel was refusing to heed for a long time to the true prophets that Yahweh had sent to them, to warn them again and again of the dangers of ignoring God’s Commands and Ordinances.
The degree and magnitude that God laid on Jeremiah’s heart of the negative impact that the false prophets was having on the land of Israel was self-evident. In Jeremiah 23:10 we read For the land is full of adulteries: for because of swearing the land mourneth: the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. The wilderness is dried up, even the land mourns. In V.11 the next verse explains that both the prophets (the false ones) and the priests are profane, yea, in my house have I found their wickedness. So here was the perfect scenario for Satan to do his damage. He was using false prophets in conjunction with corrupted priests working in tandem and doing devastating damage to all that God was trying to do in building up the Israelites as a nation. Jeremiah goes on to say their ways are slippery and lead to darkness. Jeremiah names the prophets of Samaria and the prophets of Baal as corrupting the people of Israel to error in their ways.
Then in V.14, again the idea that a horrible thing has indeed manifested itself in Jerusalem. Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also in the hands of evil doers, that none doth return from his wickedness. Jeremiah goes on to compare them to the evils and wickedness’s that was found in Sodom and Gomorrah. We remember well how that ended, don't we?
As punishment the Lord of hosts promises the false prophets will eat wormwood and drink the water of gall because of their spiritual profanity. The Lord mentions that their false prophecies came from their vanity and their visions after their own hearts definitely do not come out of the mouth of the Lord. Every one of these false prophets are walking after the imagination of their own heart. The Lord promises he will act on his grievous anger. A true prophet of God must be 100% accurate as we have already mentioned, there is no room for error. How many of today’s contemporary so called prophets of God promise this and that, whether it be the actual day of the rapture (which is not biblical anyways to try and guess when the Lord himself has told us to watch for signs only and nothing more), or when The Great Tribulation will start, or the identity of the Antichrist and the False Prophet and on and on it goes. If God wanted us to know these dates for any of this he would have told us, instead he tells us to pay heed to the signs of these things instead and to be watching and waiting for them and not someone's false prophecies. The Lord cares more that his children remain obedient and steadfast and looking up and being ready for when he does appear, instead of becoming complacent about being a good and faithful servant.
Again don’t get us wrong God has made it clear that he would make signs evident to us through the prophecies found in the Holy Scriptures as clues as to when things would come about but he never intended us to start predicting the actual day of prophetic events and that is why he said only the Father knows when he will come back again to indicate it is a matter for only the Father to know exactly when these things are to occur and not us. God cares more that we have discernment and know the times rather than try to act like we are prophets of God which most of us are clearly not. In all due respect to these self-proclaimed prophets of God, do they not know that they are playing with fire as did the false prophets of Israel, at the time? Back then the false prophets were provoking God to anger and today the contemporary false prophets are doing the exact same thing. God is no happier about it today then he was in the Old Testament times and God promises he will bring an everlasting reproach to any and all who prophesize falsely in his name. For the false prophets of today are leading some of God's "sheep" astray in some cases and that is a serious offense before God.
For when the false prophet falsey represents God prophetically, God finds that his righteousness is being perverted and this indeed is a great burden to the Lord God Almighty. In the New Testament, the disciples of Yeshua were made aware, by the Lord himself to beware of the false prophets who could mislead many away from the true worship of God. Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. As well 2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, and even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. Peter goes on to say that these false prophets will follow their pernicious ways and they will follow the way of the ungodly.
The false prophets are even backed by Satan who loves lies and supplying delusion to lead people astray. Satan supports the false prophets by giving some of them the ability to perform false signs and wonders in order to convince and fool individuals that they are indeed, true prophets of God. Jesus, the Lord also warned the disciples that Satan had all types of lying signs and wonders at his disposal for just this purpose to deceive as many as possible into believing the lies and deception. This is playing a major role in the great apostasy taking place, the falling away in these very last days of the pseudo church from the real church, the Body of Christ, the separation of the goats and the sheep, if you will. False prophets, false teachers all are dangerous to the Body of Christ. These are as scriptures describe them, men who are indeed nothing more than wolves in sheep’s clothing. To make matters even more troubling and deceptive, we know that Satan does often transform himself into an angel of light, so this makes for a more impactful and more subtle deception from Satan. The False Prophet who will back the Antichrist will have the power of Satan as well to deceive those who will end up worshiping the Beast and taking the number of his name. More on that, in a bit.
There is no better example of this then in today’s church whether it be the prosperity movement, the non-biblical extremes as demonstrated by certain charismatic groups, the word of faith movement (name it and claim it) , the “easy believism” movement and on and on it goes. we have so called Christians telling everyone they hate not just their sins but they actually hate them as well. Does that sound like anything the Lord Jesus Christ ever displayed during his earthly ministry? Of course not! God hates the sin not the sinner, God’s Will is that none should perish! Some so called street preachers are yelling at people in all types of deragatory ways and sounding incredibly judgemental with their megaphones blaring. I could not see the Lord doing that, can you? Christians at the end of the day will be hated no matter what by certain sectors of the population but we should never be doing such things as evangelism without any compassion or a sense of humility.
These wolves in sheep’s clothing are doing Satan’s bidding. Satan does not come at us with horns and a pitchfork, he comes at us a "psuedo" angel of light in our churches of all place, with some truth mixed in with a lot of lies. Don’t be fooled beloved, Satan loves hanging around the church, he does his best work there. In fact Satan loves religion and he can be found working in most religions quite extensively.
Of course this is all part of the apostasy as we already mentioned foretold in scripture, there is a church of Laodicea, those that who would be given over to itchy ears. They want to hear what they want to hear not what they need to hear, like there are consequences to sin. The falling away of the pseudo church has to happen, they will join the Ecumenical New World Order, the One World Satanic Church of blasphemy and heresy we call Mystery Babylon -the Mother of all Harlots as the Book of Revelation refers to. These deceived ones will end up taking the number of the Beast and will end up worshipping the Beast as well. They will pay homage to Satan himself, along with the Antichrist and the False Prophet. This is the ultimate false prophet. He will lead many astray, so that they worship the Beast and the Beast system, and will take the 666 and condemn themselves to hellfire for all of eternity. The Spirit of Antichrist is very powerful in the World right now and the Eccumenical Global Church is forming at the time of this writing, the apostate false Christians are uniting with the Catholic Church. This will pave way for the False Prophet to emerge and in turn, turn many tragically towards the Antichrist.
Indeed false prophets are a horrible thing to God and as well to us. Satan was the first false prophet in the Garden, he told a prophetic lie about God and Adam and Eve were the first victims of those lies and false prophecies. Learn from the devastation of their mistakes and look no further than yourself to see the damage it has done. You were born into sin, because of their poor judgment to not follow God and instead listen to the Serpent. So don’t let yourself or your loved ones, be next. Pray, fast and fervently seek the Will of God for your life and ask God for discernment that he can help you know the Word of God inside and out and always try the spirits to see if they are truly of God or not for we worship God in Spirit and Truth. Good fruit can only come from a Good tree, and bad fruit from a bad tree. Please ask the Holy Spirit to help you discern which is which.
Mark these words beloved found in 1 Timothy 4:4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. THAT TIME IS NOW.
Mystery # 3: False gods: Judah's Garbage Dump (The Valley of Slaughter)
Jeremiah 7:24, 32 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ears, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backwards, and not forward. Therefore, behold the days come saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter; for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.
The Prophet Jeremiah had been preaching about the dangers of the Israelites following false gods such as Baal and other abominations. Through the Prophet Jeremiah, God wanted the Jews to know that his anger and his wrath was going to be poured out upon both Judah and Jerusalem. The Valley of Hinnom or known more ominously as Gehenna the Valley of Hell (and ultimately the name God gave it, The Valley of Slaughter), was located near the walls of Jerusalem and we know that the boundary between Judah and what was then known as Benjamin ran alongside of it.
The Valley of Hinnom was known for its idolatrous practices back in the days of the Kingship of Ahaz and as well Manasseh, who made his own children to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom. Making your children pass through the fire was an ancient rite that paid homage to the false god Baal and it was a major abomination to the Lord God Almighty, Yahweh. Both 2 Chronicles and 2 kings referred to the ancient practice. It wasn’t until Josiah put a stop to this most hideous and grotesque practice one day with his plans for reform, that this evil practice was finally and mercifully put to an end. It was from these inhuman and evil practices that the Prophet Jeremiah (at God’s Command) changed the name from the Valley of Hinnom to the Valley of Slaughter. For this valley was a place where countless dead bodies of those who had defiled God’s Ordinances with their countless blasphemies and idolatrous ways were now piled up in heaps to feed the wild ravenous dogs and carnivorous birds.
Fires constantly burned the rubbish of the city in the Valley making it indeed a type of Gehenna or Hell on Earth. This Valley of Slaughter would no longer be the place for the slaughter of children. This place formerly called Tophet which is the Hebrew equivalent for the word "drum" has significance. For it was the beating of the drums used to drown out the children’s cries for help as they were being sacrificed to the false gods Molech and Baal. Now Men, who richly deserve their fate for sacrificing their children would be killed and dumped in a pile of carcasses. The Bible serves as a reminder that perpetraitors of such dispicable acts of child infanticide are equally deserving of a gruesome death of their own.
So repugnant are their crimes and yet how repugnant to God was the stench of it all. The murder of the children, the murder of the adult men who sacrificed them, and today the stench left every time someone worships a false god, is an absolute abomination to the one and only true living God, Jehovah. And as we know there are far too many false gods, even one is too many. For God has promised he has made or will make it self-evident to every living human being living on the planet that he is the only living God and that all the others are nothing more than false gods. As far as legalized child killing we have it, and have had it for many, many years as little children we like to call fetuses to dehumanize them are killed in the name of the all to well known pro-choice to murder slogan,"it's my body and I can do whatever I want with it!" Does that include murder? Evidently so. God is not pleased. One of the major reasons he will pour his wrath out on the World is the slaughter of the unborn. Each and every one of them will be avenged by God.
Another sin that God hates (God hates all sin equally) is idolatry. The Bible makes it clear that those who refuse to repent of idolatry and do not get right with God will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven and they will instead enter the eternal Valley of Slaughter, Hell, where the “worm” (the wretched man) burns for all eternity in an eternal fire but never dies. For the soul cannot die and is forever in one of two final destinations, Heaven or Hell. How harsh is this? Whether we choose to believe it or not, God will give us all ample opportunity to get right with him before we take our last breath prior to eternity. God is a Just God; he wouldn’t be a Fair or Righteous God if anything else was the case. When people say God is love and that God "will accept me as I am", the faulty thinking lies that we are the sinners and we are imperfect while God however is perfect and Holy and for us to come into his presence, we must be sanctified and be made presentable and that is only accomplished by one thing. It is not by works of ours but the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary to redeem us of our own sense of rightousness which is like filthy rags to the Lord. Our sinful state is completely unpresentable before the Father, so no we cannot come as we are, if we are yet unredeemed by the Lord and what he did for us on the Cross of Calvery.
One Christian organization posted a few years back a list of false gods and they counted as many as 5000 different names. They all had one thing in common and that was their place of origin. Whether the false god goes by the name of Baal, Molech, Shiva, Ishtar, Isis, Allah, Mahdi, Horus, whomever it doesn’t matter. If it is not God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, it is not the one true God, never mind the God of the Bible (Old and New Testament). Man under the inspiration of Satan as well as being steeped in his own willful ignorance, has been deceived by the devil and kept in perpetual darkness. Now the demonic forces have stepped up as we can see from Isis and all the beheadings of anyone claimed to be an infidel or traitor to their extreme Muslim ways. This was Satan’s intent from the beginning to find a way to destroy man using religion as the tool. The problem with true Christianity is that it involves a relationship with the Lord and much of what the Lord taught was to be non-violent and turn the other cheek when being persecuted and to pray and love your enemies. Where else do we have that in what religion can you find this? Nowhere else, because we are talking not about religion but a relationship with the Lord God Almighty.
Perhaps Romans 1:20-21 says it best beloved. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his essential power and God head, so that they are without excuse. Because that, when they know God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
There you have it, God has made himself so obviously known to all of us with his Creation alone, that we are all indeed held accountable and without excuse. It is because of the foolishness of man that man chases after the imaginations of his heart and what he fancies to be true to himself, rather than the actual truth. The end result is that many hearts and souls are darkened due to a lack of faith.
If you’re worshiping a false god stop and come away from there. If you’re in a false church, stop and come out of there, if you’re worshiping idols, stop and come out of there. If you’re worshiping Satan or the occult, witchcraft, paganism, secret societies, cults, stop and come out of there. Repent, be saved, be redeemed, today. For in this life, we are not promised, tomorrow. The Lord can come at anytime to catch his bride (the Church) in the air!
Mystery 4: Heathen Christmas Tree or Graven Image?: The way of the Heathen
Jeremiah 10:2 -4 is today’s MOB is really going against the grain, we promised from the get go these MOB commentaries would not be so controversial but they aim to be truthful and pull no punches as well. In reality we believe that will still be the case, with this edition. However, that being said, it is likely still to offend and maybe shock some of you. So wait did we not just contradict ourselves? Think of the Word of God, to some it is life nourishing and a lamp to our feet and a light to our way and to others it is life threatening, a sword that divides is what the Lord Jesus referred to it as. It just depends on what side of the line you stand on. It’s the line that separates the sheep from the goats and as well the wheat from the chaff. Do you stand on the side of righteousness (doing what God says because you both love and fear him) which despite what the World thinks is mentally unhealthy, is actually the most healthiest you can be mind, body and soul or do you take the other side. The other side is all about compromise and unrighteousness, going against what God says because one either thinks they know better, and refuses to accept that God is in control or refuses to see the obvious signs that God has made known to all mankind that he is GOD and they are not. This side cares more for what the World thinks of them then what God does. Some of these on this side of the "fence" are scoffers and doubters. Perhaps one thinks it sophisticated and mature to relegate the Bible to the level of fiction along the lines of Mother Goose fairy tales, God calls such individuals fools, and sadly perishing fools is what they really they are. Perishing from a lack of knowledge, perishing because the cross is their salvation and they look down on it with contempt. God still loves these individuals but God can’t help someone who won’t even bother searching for the truth with all their hearts and with everything they have.
So without further ado after such a long intro, here is our passage. For today Jeremiah 10: 2- 4 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven: for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain; for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
So we mentioned in the introduction the word controversy. We know we are about to ruffle a few feathers here. But at the same time, God has made it so painfully clear on this one particular ordinance, so we must ask where is the controversy? No, there is no controversy; it’s more of a spiritual battle of submission of wills, yours or God’s. So enough of the buildup, what are we talking about? We are talking about our subject which is to point out that just about every aspect of Christmas that you have come to know with the warmest of thoughts and memories is pagan and origin and in actuality there is nothing of Christ in Christmas, you have been lied to. We will address the origins of Christmas and you will clearly see that December 25th has nothing to do with worshiping Jesus. It is however worshiping someone else on that very day. So, the beloved Christmas tree that icon of icons of Christmas has nothing to do with God and nothing to do with the Bible other than God condemns it and calls it the way of the heathen. How can someone read Jeremiah 10: 2-4 and interpret it any other way? In fact it is not even open to interpretation. The Christmas tree doesn’t even have anything to do with the Christmas story. Let’s go one step further, the Christmas story, has nothing really to do with the Bible. Perhaps your mind is now racing with these quesions...What did you just say? How can you speak such heresy? Of course the Lord was born, halleluiah to that. But were we called to celebrate a day called Christmas in the Bible?
Further examination will reveal that the day was made up to appease the Roman Catholic Church of another pagan holiday that just happened to fall on, you guessed it, December 25th. Now this day was the birthday of a god. It was the birth of the sun god, no not the Son of God. It was the birth of a false god by the name of Mithra. This is who you celebrate on December 25th even if in your heart you say it is Jesus, God doesn’t forget whose birthday it really is and it isn’t his son’s, so no glory is received by God no matter how hard one tries. God is a jealous God and will not share such a date with a false god created to take away how well pleased the Father is with his Son. Our attempts to offer God praise are like token offerings when we praise him on December 25th. This must be upsetting to some. We know we have thrown so much at you all at one time, so quick and fast it is a lot to absorb if you have never contemplated this before. More on the sun god in just a little bit. There is much more to this as far as paganism goes and the date of December 25th as you shall soon see.
Back to the Christmas tree and why we have called the sub heading the way of the heathen, this is simply because this is what God calls it in the Bible. To get the full story from a biblical perspective because as we have said it before and we will keep saying it, our opinion here at MOB means nothing especially if we say things that are not backed up by the Bible. The only perspective that counts is of course, God’s Perspective and thank goodness he has revealed that through scripture. So on that note let’s turn back to Jeremiah 10: 2-4 to review the following passage, THUS SAITH THE LORD – this establishes the authority and now comes the commandment LEARN NOT THE WAY OF THE HEATHEN. That pretty much sums it up doesn’t it? God doesn’t want his children to practice pagan and heathen ways, nor does he want his children to be caught unawares of the signs that God has chosen to reveal as an indication of the end of times (see the Book of Revelation 6:12-13) when the Moon becomes as blood (the Blood Moon), the stars of Heaven falling to Earth all happening during the Day of the Lord. There has been much talk of the Blood Moon combined with a solar eclipse and what will happen when it comes, will the entire Earth be under judgment or just the nation of Israel or both? There are so many things happening all at the same time, as of this writing in Mid-2015, Jade Helm, the controversy of the Walmart's closing and the underground Tunnels, the Pope coming to America, the CERN project, and of course these Blood Moons and much increased talk of the mysterious Planet X that just won’t go away. One thing controversies aside, we can take stalk in is God’s Word and what he commands us to do.
Do we need to say any more after we read Jeremiah 10: 2-4? God has said it all already. Putting up a Christmas tree in your house and decorating it is blasphemous to God, it is unmistakeably the way of the heathen and it’s a form of idolatry. It’s not just worshiping the tree per say but worshiping the tree for it’s true origin of where the pagan rite came from. To find out why God finds this so offensive, we need to see what it’s all about. For that we need to do some history lesson learning. We need to go back in time, back when the Prophet Jeremiah was around pagans who were worshiping the trees, decorating them and placing them in their houses, just like they do today. To take it back all the way to where it really began we go back to a time when there was pagan worship of the sun god Mithra whose birthday was of course, on December 25th. In fact December 25th marked the concluding day of the pagan winter solstice festival called Saturnalia. It is in an essence the worship of the Planet Saturn (where the name comes from). The planet Saturn of course is associated with Satan. We will cover this on another MOB soon enough.
Everything about Christmas is pagan from Santa Claus, the elves, the Yule log, to the stockings put up around the fireplace, the mistletoe and of course, the Christmas Tree not to mention the day itself, December 25th. Every Christmas tradition much like Halloween can be traced to pagan rituals. So how can God be praised with that much paganism? He can’t and he won’t, he is too holy just and pure to be part of such a blasphemous annual event. As many already know December 25th is of course nowhere near Christ’s actual birth date to begin with, with the actual birth date of Yeshua the Messiah most likely coming around the time of the census as well as when shepherds would be actually be shepherding their flock, not to mention the close proximity to John the Baptists birthday. We can put that in a September – early October time frame. In September the time span would cover the 3 feast days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Even without the knowledge of what December 25th really means, this makes a lot more sense than that ludicrous December date assigned to the Lord’s Birth by the Roman Catholic Church.
In future MOB’s we will clearly demonstrate why Jesus could have never been born on December 25th and the reasons why the Catholic Church and the Roman Empire instituted the recognition of Jesus birth which in reality was the birthday of the pagan sun god. Christmas day is nothing more than the worship of the sun god beloved and we know how painful that is for so many growing up with so many wonderful Christmas memories being with family and friends Christmas is such an emotional time, but practicing it never has been God honoring so no matter how many churches and Christians have tried over the centuries to make it so, it just will not ever please God.
In fact, the Catholic Church took paganism a step further with the elevation of Mary to an almost God like status (one needs to pray to her, to help them be heard before God) – where in the Bible does it say this? The idea of Mary of helps including the worship of the Mary statue with the baby Jesus (clear idolatry with graven images) doesn’t come originally from the Catholic Church it comes from the Egyptians who had a Mother and Child goddess worship going long before the Catholics adopted it for themselves. Indeed certain aspects of paganism have invaded Christian circles (although one can easily make the point Catholicism was never Christian to begin with). In fact the very definistion of what comprises of a cult , in orthodox deviation (what the Protestant Reformation was about) would definetly include the Roman Catholic Church on many of their tenants -Mary the queen of Heaven, the Eucharist, Perdition and many other false beliefs.
The early church and the early Christians in fact never celebrated anyone’s birth never mind Christ’s birth. They knew better, they knew it was paganism. We grow up celebrating all our birthdays a self-centered event including gifts for the great us, and every year we throw a birthday for Jesus thinking that he wants one to. Even though the day is actually the wrong date and the Bible never tells us to do it. We do it anyways after all we are doing God a big favor right? WRONG! Please read the Word of God and pray about it as well. The Holy Spirit will not lead you astray if you worship God in Spirit and in Truth.
This is the way of the heathen beloved. It’s not in God’s Scriptures because it was never intended to be part of God’s Will. It’s in man’s will we know that, because it was and is what man wanted in the imaginations of his wicked heart he dreamed up such sinful fancies, but it was never what God wanted. Please pray about this and let God lead you. Please pray about this if your struggling with this. The Holy Spirit will convict you and show you the truth in God’s Word. We leave you with this scripture to meditate on. Yeshua the Messiah said to his disciples in John 8:32, If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. Free yourself from the deception of paganism of all sorts. Free yourself from idolatry, all sorts and most of all free yourself from lies and deception coming from the enemy. Bathe in the light of God’s Truth and let God’s Holy Scripture be a lamp at your feet and a light to your way. You will be set free from the entrapments of man and especially the ways of the heathen.
Mystery# 5: Beware of the False Teachers : The Danger of False Doctrines
Jeremiah 12:10,11 Many Pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my unpleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.
The verses you just read, they were given from God to the prophet Jeremiah. The message from God was concerning the false teachers, the false prophets, the false priests of the day that were taking God’s Holy Word and perverting it for their own benefits. V.12 goes on to call these false teachers spoilers who love to dwell in the high places and in the wilderness. What do these two have in common, the high places and the wilderness? These are both places where demons like Satan like to hang around; they are good places to take advantage of the vulnerable mind. The high places because the worshipers are conjuring demons whether they know it, (just like at rock concerts today, or when people take certain drugs (bath salts) or they play occultic games like Ouija board, seances and the “Charlie-Charlie – Pencil game.”) and the wilderness because the alienation of man in the vast wilderness feeds doubt which opens the door for demonic intrusion. This is another reason why it is dangerous to attempt such things as astral projection and letting your spirit drift away from your flesh. There is no way of knowing who or what may jump into that body when the vacany sign is hung up. So be careful of the wilderness and of alientation. The enemy likes to hang out there.
The warning is clear, God will devour the false teachers from one end of the land even to the other end of the land, and their flesh shall have no peace. In the end, the false gods shall not profit. They thought that they were “making it”, being successful by seducing gullible patrons into buying “their snake oil”, but God makes it clear from the get go that they thought they would sow wheat and riches but instead reap thorns (judgment). This is why Jesus wore a crown of thorns on his head; he was taking on all the judgment from God the Father for all the sins of the World upon him as he was dying on the cross.
So many of today’s false teachers preach prosperity and in fact preach that prosperity is for the righteous man, poverty is for the sinner. But what did God have to say about this? Who shall inherit the Earth? The prosperous ones? No! The meek shall inherit the Earth, the first shall be last, the last first. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle then it is for a rich man to find his way to Heaven. Why? Simply put, money is their salvation, they don’t need to rely on God for anything, oh so they think anyways. That is why the love of money can be the root of all evil when it becomes a form of idolatry and worship. In fact not only does the Lord say the false teachers will not profit they will be ashamed of the revenues that they make, and God will make it known to them from his fierce anger.
If it sounds like God is not a happy camper here, then you would be absolutely right. He’s not! This is not the only warning from God for all to avoid these deceptive pastors. In Jeremiah 23:1-2 we are warned of them once again, Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture Saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the Pastors that feed my people; ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
There is a the phrase we have come across a few times more recently in some of our MOB’s, and that is the phrase we spoke about recently of God visiting someone or a place or a people to bring judgment . In this case, God will visit these pastors, these false workers of iniquity and deception who spread God’s Sheep, his flock. These are truly the wolves in sheep’s clothing that we have always heard about who are doing the deceiving here. We have this today with a large number of false teachers sharing a small dose of truth filled with a strong lacing of poison and lies. It’s the way of the serpent, the Devil, Satan. Many gravitate toward them and why not? These false teachers never preach about sin and always leave everyone in their audience with tickled ears and a smile on their faces, that maybe they really are OK after all. Well it is good to think that way, that is until you realized you have been lied to and in denial when your really in the bondages of sin, that is not the truth of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus, is it? With no conviction of the Holy Spirit concerning sin, there is no repentance, with no repentance there can be no forgiveness of sin and allowance made for the remission of sins. This is exactly what Satan wants, a watered down ineffective gospel, a doctrine of demons.
We always go back to the garden for that is where the trouble all began, the serpent did partly tell the truth that if Adam and Eve did eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil they would know more than they did before. But he lied about their dying blatantly and he admitted the biggest consideration of all, they had sinned against God and they fell from Grace and thus, Original Sin was created! Mixing a small lie in with some truth is called a white lie, so many of us do it. We rationalize the fact that there is some truth in it, sure it is packed with lies that we have embellished but the truth is good too, right? It doesn’t matter; a small lie is just as bad as a big lie. Many people have fooled themselves into believing that white lies are the way to go in life, for it’s the best way to fool someone that you’re in fact lying to. It’s a sin and it’s one of the 10 Commandments and unrepentant lying can cost one Heaven. Lying appears on the list as as a type of sin that if unrepented of can keep a person from not being able to enter into Heaven. Really for that matter all sin unrepented of will do the same damage in the end. Without the redemption of the Lord Jesus Christ we have no chance to stand before such a Holy God for our righteousness is as filthy rags.
White lies are a big weapon of the false teachers today. They will take a part of the Bible, speak truth about it and when the flock is lulled into a false sense of security (and lacking a combination of discernment often because they may have never prayed to receive it and as well bible illiteracy they just don’t read the Word of God often or at all) the false teachers hook their prey hook, line and sinker. Often Bible scripture is taken horribly out of context by these false teachers who many clearly have no working knowledge of the Word of God and clearly spend no time reading it, instead they prefer to be counting all the new green backs in their locked office. It’s a cash cow people. They are making money off of you and trying to make a mockery out of God as well. The false teachers will teach heretical and often blasphemous lies. Some false teachers challenge the deity of Christ, challenge the Triune nature of the Godhead bodily. They challenge the creation story, they challenge the flood with Noah, they challenge the Red Sea crossing with Moses, they challenge the Resurrection of the Lord, they challenge Jesus’s Miracles in the Bible and on and on it goes. God gives Jeremiah a message to all these liars and deceivers, some who are indeed false teachers.
In Jeremiah 23: 11 Jeremiah preaches about both of them For both Prophet and Priest are profane; yea in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. Jeremiah goes on to say their slippery ways will lead them to darkness, once again God promises a visitation is in order. Recently in a MOB we mentioned about the horrible thing that false prophets are to God. The false teachers are equally an abomination unto God. All those who choose to willfully lie for their own selfish gain, knowing fully well they are leading others astray, will have a place in the pit of Hell. We should all pray for their repentance for it’s God‘s Will that none should perish. If however they refuse that repentance willfully, then pray God’s Visitation will be upon them swift and with a Holy Vengeance which belongs strictly to God. To which at that time, God’s Wrath will be poured out on those evil enough to commit such wicked sin.
Mystery # 6: Israel Reborn : The Promised Return of the Remnant
Jeremiah 23:3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
Here is a beautiful image of God the shepherd, gathering the flock from the entire world as a good shepherd would do. In this edition of MOB, we see how God has called his true people back, his remnant. The Lord promises in V.4 that he will give the people shepherds which will care for them, feed them and protect them. There should no longer be any fear or dismay from this in the flock, as God is fully in charge. It’s the return of the true remnant of Israel. We say true remnant for there are many going around even today calling themselves Jews and they are anything but that. There are some claiming to be Jews who are really of the Synagogue of Satan, which is nothing more than a Zionistic satanically inspired movement. Even the very star they use to represent their cause is satanically inspired by these filthy rich evil world elitists who want nothing more than to enslave everyone into a global New World Order agenda. We will trace their roots in just a bit as well and you will see, the roots are from the occult and not from the Holy God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.
The supposed star of Israel is a huge fraud, it is Satanic and there is no doubt about it, it has nothing to do with the Bible and certainly is not the Star of David but more likely it’s possible that it was an occultic symbol from the days of King Solomon’s temple (a shield design some say) when he was collecting items from his frequent trips to Babylon during the time when he was not right with God. Do you know why at least partly that there is antisemitism? It’s because a very small group that wishes to oppress the World both economically and in every possible way pass themselves off as Jews. This has given every real Jew with true ties to the Holy Land a very bad tarnished image. It’s amazing how you hear some people talk like every Jew is money hungry and obsessed with being rich. Where do these stertypes come from? Hitler himself used a great many of them to make all of Germany hate the Jews so bad that they would tolerate their extermination in the millions and millions.
It is sad to see, in these end times, these selfish tyrants claiming to be Jews, when Jesus made it clear that they were never part of the chosen 12 tribes in the first place. The 12 tribes were sealed by God himself, to come forth and to ultimately return to the Holy land of Israel someday. Back in Jesus day, it was the Jews who were taken during the Babylonian Captivity who embraced the Babylonian ways and continued in these godless ways despite their being set free from their bondage. Nowadays the mystic and occultic religion of Cabalism and the Kabbalah that contains many similarities to Mystery Babylon to which the practitioners of the Synagogue of Satan belong to currently. So look no further than at some of the richest people in the World today, for a whose who of the Synagogue of Satan. What a contrast in comparison to the 144,000 young jewish virgin men that will come to the Lord once the two witnesses come unto the Earth and raise up these 144,000 all sealed with the Mark of God.
Yeshua Jesus said that he knew the works of the false Jews and he knew the blasphemy of those that said they were Jews and were not (they were the Synagogue of Satan). Look at Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the Synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie: behold, I will make them come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. So then if these Synagogue of Satan pretenders according to God are not Jews, then who is the Lord talking about as the flock that he brought back to him?
In the Book of Romans 2:28-29, Paul, a Hebrew and Roman citizen as well, stated that it goes far beyond the flesh and the physical act of circumcision, the heart must be circumcised by the spirit and not in the letter , whose praise is not of men but of God. So the Lord is looking to bring those who are circumcised of the heart, by the Holy Spirit, back to the Holy Land. The Lord always looks to the heart to see what motivates man, his creation.
The remnant are those righteous enough to have survived God’s Divine Judgment and purging mostly brought on by Israel’s constant wavering and fickle idolatrous ways which we have talked about on many occasion here at MOB. More recently God brought all the Jews back to Israel and then Israel was declared a nation in 1948 but it only came after World War 2 and the Holocaust, the greatest persecution of the Jewish people ever. The Holocaust as well we all know was a time when untold numbers of Jews lost their lives in the death camps of Auschwitz for simply being Jewish. Funny how we never seem to learn our lesson, as those death camps they like to call FEMA camps (strictly for emergencies – tongue planted firmly in cheek) are up and running and just waiting to be fully occupied once more and this time it will be on American soil and in fact all over the World! Unsubstantiated reports indicate the homeless and refugees are already being sent there against their will. Recent victims of floods, hurricanes and forest fires have also been moved to these FEMA Camps as of this writing. Let’s not get off topic though, for we have a lot to cover here.
At the time of the writing though both the Prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel were focused on what God was doing with the people from Israel. Jeremiah announced that Judah would be destroyed for rebelling against the Lord. Many lost their lives and many would be taken in the Babylonian Exile that would take place over the duration of 70 years. It was during this time of the Exilic period that the true believers (with circumcised hearts) believed that the one true God would one day gather his people together for a return to the promised land that God mentioned to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as well as Moses and so many others. God indeed promised the return of the remnant would be a fresh start, an everlasting covenant that God would have with his people.
There would even be a new temple built in the Promised Land. Zechariah also spoke about how the remnant, the returned exiles to Jerusalem, would prosper under God. So it is today, there exists in modern Israel a remnant of those that were called back to the Holy Land. These are the ones that will accept Messiah Yeshua for who he really is, the Lord God Almighty and the one true Messiah they didn’t recognize the first time when he came to them. God will dwell in his Holy Temple in the New Jerusalem, and all his sheep, his flock, will worship him, Jew and Gentile alike. God makes no distinctions and is no respecter of certain persons over any others, he loves everyone equally even those that hate him, curse him and attempt to mock his very existence. God desires to tabernacle with his people and his people with him. For God has called his entire remnant to be with him for all of eternity, not just the sealed 144,000, but all who profess with their mouths and believe with their hearts, that the Lord Jesus Christ is their only hope of Salvation. They will be saved, that is the gospel.
Jesus taught his disciples many things in what is now known as the Olivet Discourse, that is simply his Sermon on the Mount of Olives. Jesus mentioned about the fig tree blooming and how the nation of Israel would eventually be formed. Yeshua said it like this in Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the door. Verily, I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. From an Eschatology standpoint that is the study of Bible prophecy, this passage has been covered so many times and we won’t dissect it apart like so many others do, trying to figure out how long a generation is or if it was Jesus generation he spoke about or an end times prophecy. We do know this or can concur to some level of agreement that Israel is symbolized as the fig tree. Now that being said, we also know that most if not all of the Bible is coded and layered; certainly the prophetic passages are anyways, so there is an immediate meaning and an inherent hidden meaning just beneath it. Most use this passage in reference to Jesus coming again, after all these things have passed. What things you ask? The passing of the tribulation, the sun darkening, the moon as well and the stars falling from the sky as well as what sounds like massive earthquakes in the Heavenlies as well as Earth, are all just some of the things that must take place first before the Son of Man returns. We have plenty of MOB's dealing with Eschatology and this very subject in upcoming MOB's so keep posted.
That being the case, we know that Yeshua is not just talking about the future of the nation of Israel; he is talking about the current generation that will witness his resurrection. Failure to properly understand these multi layered prophetic words has led to much confusion in the church and ultimately it has led to incorrect teaching on the 2nd coming of the Lord and the whole pre-trib, post –trib rapture debate. The mistake here is that some make the Lord’s statement in Matthew 24:32 about one thing and one thing only and doesn’t leave the door open for the possibility there are 2 things going on here. For instance the fig Tree cannot be a symbol of Israel coming together as a nation for the nation for the most part still rejects the Messiah to this very day. Yet scripture does say that the true remnant will recognize the Messiah as we see with this passage from the Book of Zechariah 12:10 there will come a time when the Jewish people will finally realize who the Messiah really is. When they realize it’s Jesus, the one that they let be crucified by the Romans, they will see his piercings and finally the spiritual blindfolds will be lifted from their eyes, so they can see the truth for the first time. This completes the veil that was torn in half of the Holy Temple upon the death of Christ. Now the veil has been lifted from their eyes as well. Here is the scripture passage Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first born.
Gone will be the defiance, the stubbornness that characterizes these stiff necked people. It will be replaced with deliverance and salvation and joy. There will initially be deep sorrow and regret and mourning. However it is the spirit of grace causing it all to happen and guilt will slowly fade to love and devotion and a greater appreciation n for God’s Ultimate Plan of Redemption for the true Jews that he considers part of his flock. And then they will praise his name in unison, Baruch haba b’shem Adonai, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Mystery # 7 : The Messiah : Prophecy fulfilled / The Rightous Branch
Jeremiah 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.
In today’s MOB we look at the Messianic prophecy of Christ the Branch from Jeremiah Ch.23 we see the Prophet Jeremiah clearly addressing the Messiah to come and we have Messianic parallels from the Old Testament to the New Testament, concerning the Messiah to come being from the lineage of David, the righteous branch. In V.5 the passage mentions unto David a righteous branch and a king, clearly referring to the rulership of Christ as the branch. No one can deny this lineage for to do so they must deny not only the New Testament but the Old Testament as well as we shall see next.
In Jeremiah 33:15 we read, In those days, and at that time, will I cause the branch of righteousness to grow up unto David: and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. Christ, the righteous branch, would become the king of kings and of course Lord of Lords. This King will bring ultimate prosperity when it is all said and done and by ultimate prosperity we don’t mean worldly wealth, we mean the kingdom of Heaven wealth, in other words Heavenly riches the kind you cannot store up in earth. When Christ returns and once the Earth is purged of all of its evil and sin, the millennial kingdom will begin and it is at this time, that Judah shall be saved and Israel will finally have what it’s been looking for, true peace and safety. It won' t eb like the false covenant that the Antichrist proclaimed for 3 1/2 years before declaring war on Israel.
This King of Kings goes by another name, the Lord of Righteousness. No longer will the Lord be simply remembered for rescuing the Israelites out of the land of Egypt, but this Lord, will now be remembered for leading the people out of Babylon, into freedom and back to the Promised Land, the Holy land of their fathers. They will indeed dwell in their own land as V.8 indicates. We see further development of the messiah in other places in the Old Testament. Yeshua is clearly being defined as the branch in Zechariah 3:8-9 and more specifically My servant the Branch. The Branch is God’s Servant, after all according to Philippians 2:7 the Lord Jesus made himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant. Remember, he also washed the feet of his disciples in the demonstration of being a true servant.
Zechariah in Ch.6 V.12-13 goes on to talk about the man whose name is the Branch and how he shall branch out. Is that not what the Good News and the Gospel of Jesus Christ does; it spreads the work of the Holy Spirit, much like a branch? In John 15:1-8 Jesus makes it clear that we are to be the branches as well, just like Christ was a branch to all of us. Listen to Yeshua’s Words here I am the true vine, and my father is the vine dresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit He takes away: and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Jesus goes on to say that a branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine (that’s Jesus and no one or nothing else.) Jesus makes this very clear when he says I am the vine, you are the branches. And then this very important passage follows beloved, He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abideth in me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they go gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned.
So Christ was and is and will continue always to be, the Righteous Branch from the line of David, the ultimate King and Lord of righteousness, and he has commissioned us to be his branches and he is our vine, our life line.
Jeremiah made it clear who was coming and what he would do when he gets here. Some of it, is till not complete and remains unfulfilled, but soon the Branch of Righteousness will return to this Planet. How will you receive him, I wonder? Is Yeshua your rightous branch?
Mystery # 8 : The Cup of Wrath for the Nations
Jeremiah 25:15-16 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad because of the sword that I will send among them. Then took I the cup at the LORD’s hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me.
In this edition of MOB we look at the Cup of Wrath for the Nations and this scriptural passage from Jeremiah 25 in particular. The nations of the Earth are about to face God’s Judgment and it will be poured out just like a drink is poured out. It’s a drink of wrath that the Lord will make all the nations drink. In V.26 we read that all the Kings of the north, far and near, and all the kingdoms of the World shall drink of this cup of God’s Wrath. V.27 God wants the nations to drink so much of the content of this cup (his wrath), that they should almost be as drunken men. God will not even let them have an option to refuse to drink of this cup. Such is their evil they have committed before God accumulated over time. What is it that these evil kings have done? Some of these tyrants have exploited third World countries where unspeakable horrors have been committed. They have exploited their people for their own selfish purposes, they have stolen their resources and left them penniless and homeless, they have raped their women and left them for dead, they have killed their husbands and enslaved their children (child trafficing). They have left famalies and especially children to die of starvation and gave them only filthy contaminated disease filled water to drink. Their degree of greed and evil knows no boundaries and as such God is not going to show any mercy to them either.
God’s Judgment will be on all the nations and the slain caused by this judgment will be from one end of the Earth all the way to the other end of the Earth. What is this horrendous time we are talking about and what has happened to make God so angry to pour out this cup of wrath on all the nations you ask? The whole idea of those that are drunk with their sin is not a new concept in scripture, neither is the idea of drinking the Cup of Wrath of the Almighty. Job 21:20, Let their own eyes see their destruction; let them drink the cup of wrath of the Almighty. In Revelation 14:10 we read of those that will drink the wine of God’s Fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. So let's examine more closely this Cup of Wrath to find out what it is all about.
What exactly is in this cup that the Lord holds in his hand? We have a glimpse of it in Psalm 75:8 In the hand of the LORD is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices, he pours it out and all the wicked of the Earth drink it down to it’s very dregs. Isaiah 51:7 deals with Jerusalem needing to wake up from its slumber and realize that they have been drinking from the cup of the hand of the Lord, which is of course, God’s Cup of wrath. This cup makes man stagger, lose his way and then, ultimately his life. If man sins and choses not to repent and stay in sin, then God will give him over to his reprobate mind, but when a country sins, with the elected leaders and officials just as guilty as it’s civilians then God will give that country or nation over to their own individual reprobate minds. Look at the US now and see that the leaders of the Country are just as corrupt if not much more so then some of it's citizens. God gives the people what they deserve and what they think they want. He lets them drink from the cup of his wrath until they are drunk with their sins and that is what is happening in the US and other places around the World today. America and the entire Western Hemisphere is under judgment by God and that is why at the time of this writing, they more recently have had leaders who have no love for God nor for the principles of God and much like what was written in the Books of Kings and the Books of Judges, they have the ruler they deserve. America was never founded by Christian forefathers to begin with despite what the history books have said, this is a fabrication. America in particular was founded in part at least by Masonic Luciferians. Look at Washington DC, the Nation's Capital and you will find that a great deal of it's architectual landscape, is all a monument to the Masonic Lodge. America never had God’s Blessing from the start because America as a nation and a country never fully glorified God. You can put in the phrase In God we trust on your Money it means nothing. For that very same dollar also has a depiction of the Masonic Pyramid and the all seeing eye and the New World Order declaration all on it. For when you take the 10 commandments out of the school system, when you take God out of the Government (as a bogus misinterpretation of what the separation of Church and State means), when you legalize abortion, legalize Gay Marriages and on and on it goes, you cannot win God’s Favor, you can only get his Cup of Wrath! It's coming ...and quite soon!
It is interesting to note that man will drink, stagger, lose his way, lose his mind, lose his life and it is because of the sword, that God sends them. What is this sword? Of course beloved, it’s the Word of God that convicts man of his sinful ways. God’s Word is his destroying sword and as man becomes drunk with his sin, he is convicted of his sinful acts and is rightfully judged accordingly. This is sometimes an overlooked end time’s prophecy. To understand it’s implications, we should look at other additional passages in the Bible that allude to this Cup of Wrath of the Lord. The Prophet Jeremiah mentions in Jeremiah 51:7 that Babylon was a gold cup in the LORD’s hand, and that Babylon made the whole earth drunk. The nations drink her wine; therefore they have now gone mad.
So as they did back then , they do now, the nations continue to drink the wine of Mystery Babylon, they are drunk on the occult, drunk on their cultic beliefs, drunk on worshiping their idols and false gods, drunk in their paganism and ritual sacrifices of human beings. Yes, they still do that today, be not deceived. Many, many children have gone missing in the basements of the Vatican and other places. There have been way too many missing in the same location for there to be any coincidence. With Satan, there is no coincidence; there is just carnal opportunistic savagery and a will to destroy God’s Creation, man at all costs.
Man is also drunk from actually physically being drunk, drunk on alcohol, and drugged and sedated with narcotics of every sort to numb the mind. Nowadays Crystal meth, bath salts, and many other types of drugs will alter the subconscious significantly enough that many an individual say they have been in touch with many dark and sinister entities. After all the word Pharmakia is a Greek word where we get the word "pharmacy" and did you know what that word really means? It means "making spells" as in witchcraft, sorcery. Now this is not to say every time you go to the pharmacy and buy headache medicine over the counter that you are practicing witchcraft, which would be insane. It is more of the mind altering drugs that seem to bring one into another type of dimension and reality that we are not supposed to be in, that is where the danger begins. So man is indeed drunk with the need to escape his World, his reality into a fantasy land where he is not held to any consequence, or so he believes foolishly. We are all held accountable whether conscious or unconscious, yes that’s right. Some say hey that’s not fair. To some it may not seem fair, but that is the way it is.
There is so much wrath and for for all the nations there can only be one day that this kind’ve of wrath can be reserved for. We have already covered it in a previous MOB about the Day of the Lord. For this is the only time, when all the nations will be judged and none will be spared from God’s Judgement on that day. It is not an actual day but a time period reserved for God's Coming Judgement upon the Earth. It's when Christ comes back to Earth to deal with the wicked that remain on the Earth after the Seven years of The Great Tribulation (the Time of Jacob's Trouble / Daniels 70 Weeks).
Who can you think of above all others who drank from the cup of the wrath of God for our benefit? Of course there is only one answer isn’t there. It’s the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua. Remember in the Garden of Gethsemane, what did Jesus pray just prior to his arrest and crucifixion? He, Jesus being extremely sorrowed and rightfully troubled, asked his Father if it be possible to let the cup of wrath pass from him. Jesus did not pray it just once, that night he prayed it twice while his disciples slept and could not keep watch with him because their spirit was willing but their flesh was weak. The true duality of the Lord is expressed here, both the divine will to please his Father and yet the mortal flesh's will to live and not suffer pain, torture and death. None of us want to really suffer, experience pain, torture, die or even be martyrs if we can help it, but if it comes down to either denying your faith and taking the Mark of the Beast for instance vs. dying for your faith, then far better for your life to abruptly end here on Earth rather than to make the mistake with eternal consequences. Remember God only cares about what’s in your heart and what motivates you, he knows our hearts are desperately wicked so we cannot try to con God. Outward words and even gestures are empty and mere vanity as the Apostle Paul said, if they are not matched by inner conviction and true devotion. So it was, that the Lord of course did not pass the Cup of God’s Wrath, he had to drink it all, experience the full burden of God’s Wrath and so Jesus drank from that cup of wrath in its entirety until it was finished and completed. That was his final words in fact on the cross, “it is finished.” It was necessary for God’s Master Plan of Redemption of the sinful condition of man to take place.
So is it any wonder then that in Matthew 20:22 when the two brothers, the disciples James and John were acting up, that Adonai (the Lord) Yeshua said to them both, Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink? Foolishly and ignorantly the brothers said, yes we can drink of the cup. They had no idea whatsoever they were saying, just as we have no idea what we are saying to God sometimes. So it begs to be asked, can you beloved drink of the cup? Of course we don’t mean the cup of wrath that the Messiah drank from. But can you take up your cross daily and be crucified daily in your walk so that Christ is the one carrying you, in his strength and not your own? Can you drink of the cup of humility, of long suffering, of compassion, of servitude, of brotherhood and most of all the cup of love to love one another even as God has first loved us. That cup. Our wills should be to live our life's for the Glory of Christ, with honor and integrity, shining the light of Christ for the whole World to see. We should never be ashamed of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ no matter the cost, no matter the consequences. If we live to please the King of Kings, we will live righteously and we will be blessed accordingly.Our desire would be for all to pray the same prayer Jesus did in the Garden of not my will but Lord your will be done is a timely prayer. We are racing towards the time of the Great Tribulation, some who are reading this right now but have not accepted Christ into their heart and life as Lord and Savior and all those that have not belived upon the Lord with their whole hearts, may very well soon have to lay down their lives in obedience to the Lord. Many brothers and sisters have already lost their lives in the past few years, months, weeks and days. Many more will lose their lives, only to gain them back and more abundantly for all of eternity once we reach our heavenly destination. So while the cup of wrath for the nations will purge the Earth of great evil, if the cup comes to you drink of it and please know with great certainity that it’s God’s Will, because he wants to mold you in the image of his beloved son who drank from the Cup of his Father's Wrath in it's entirety and was made as Sin for us in order to save us.
Mystery # 9: Israel in the End Times : The Return to the Holy Land
Jeremiah 30:3 For, lo, the days come saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
Above we have just read a scripture passage of promise not just of the Israelites return from the exile in Babylon, but of their ultimate restoration with God. God’s Plans are to fully redeem Jacob (that is the land of Israel) but in order to do that God must purge it of sin FIRST, as we have seen in previous MOB’s.
In order for Jacob (Israel) to realize this blessing, the purging during the course of the Great Tribulation must come first. Even though the Great Tribulation will affect the entire Earth, the reason it’s called Jacob’s Trouble, is because the origin of the wrath emanates from God‘s Dealing primarily with Israel in a time of judgment but the entire Earth will also be judged simultaneously. This is indeed the time of Jacob’s Trouble being described in Jeremiah 30:7 Alas for the 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. Who is this he you might ask? Israel is the he here. Israel must first answer for its sin and at the same time, the World’s sins (the Day of the Lord) must be accounted for. God will try all the Nations not just Israel. Once the Saints have been caught up with the Lord in the air, the Great Tribulation begins immediately.
After it’s all said and done, the encouraging news is that the Messiah shall have his millennial reign and there will be true peace on Earth for 1000 years. God is challenging Jacob (Israel) to have no fear for what is to happen in the future. God has Israel’s best intentions in mind. God does intend to make a full end to the Nations either despite their rebellious ways and he plans to cleanse Israel of its sins. God cannot bless Israel until he delivers first his judgment upon Israel.
Jeremiah paints the picture of a woman in travail we often have that same image in the Book of Revelation as well. God promises in that day that he will break the yoke of bondage of the son of perdition, the Antichrist. He will break the bonds that Antichrist has had on Israel, so that Israel no longer serves or worships this false messiah. Antichrist will be exposed for who he is a fraud, a deceiver, Satan incarnate if you will.
Make no mistake beloved, the Antichrist will pass himself off as the Lord God Almighty, and as the Messiah the Jews have been waiting for so very long. Pseudo Christians not right with the Lord will fall for the deception of the Antichrist and make the eternal mistake of accepting the Mark of the Beast. This is the group that bible prophecy warns is going to fall away or already has fallen away from the true body of Christ, his Bride the Church. This false Messiah will fool The Jews of Israel to the point that they will sign a peace treaty with Israel and then at the half way point of the Tribulation, the Antichrist will expose his true intentions all along and will break the peace treaty and turn on Israel and declare war on the nation. This parallels Jesus the Messiah’s Earthly Ministry which was to be for 7 years but was cut off, halfway through his intended 7 year ministry upon his crucifixion and death. Many argue that the fact Jesus was only in his ministry for 3 ½ years means the 70 weeks of Daniel is not really 7 years and it has to be more like 3 ½ years. We will look more at this perspective and more eschatological viewpoint as we get into the Book of Daniel (right after we cover our next MOB Ezekiel).
God tells Israel to fear not nor be dismayed for Jacob (Israel) shall return to the Holy Land soon enough. Jeremiah 30:10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD: neither be dismayed O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from a far, and thy seed from the land of their captivity: and Jacob shall return and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
Fear not beloved, God is coming soon for all those that believe and search for him in spirit and in truth, Jew and Gentile, and all those from all the nations, he will right the wrongs, cleanse those who love him and take us to be with him forever to bask in his Glorious presence. Those on the Earth at this time, will either be trying to survive the Great Tribulation and see the 2nd Advent of Yeshua or will ahve already taken the Mark of the Beast and damned themselves for all of eternity. Jesus wants to gather you up just as he will do with Israel beloved, won't you let him gather you, as one of his sheep, as only the Good Shepherd can do? He will gather the lost Sheep of the House of Israel and he waits to see if you too want to enter into his eternal rest, safely nestled under the shadow of His Wing, where you can abide in God's Temples and Courts and behold the Beauty of the Lord FOREVER.
Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
Mystery #10 : The New Covenant
In this edition of MOB, we look at the New Covenant provided by God, a covenant where God wanted to go in a new and different direction with the Israelites. Often there is confusion in the Church and the Body of Christ about this New Covenant. Some of the Church make the mistake in thinking this New Covenant refers to them, when it doesn’t. This New Covenant is for Israel, not the Christian Church, who has been grafted into God’s eternal Covenant (engrafted into the Olive Tree as adopted sons and children of God) as established by the Lord Jesus Christ.The need for proper dispensationalism is apparent here. We need to always know who is saying what to whom in God's Word and what is the context it can be found in. Many scripture verses are often taken out of context and no where is it greater then with replacement theology when the Church takes passages meant strictly to apply to Israel ONLY and they in turn make it apply to them.
The fulfillment of the new Covenant will not be seen or measured until the very last of the last days is to come about. The New Covenant is established when Israel realizes that the only true atonement they can receive for the remission of sin, is through Christ’s sacrifice. This comes after the new temple is built and the red heifer that they are so excited to sacrifice all goes for not. It becomes apparent to one and all that it is only through Christ, that sins are forgiven but as far as the East is from the West, God will remember their sins no more.Yeshua is finally recognized for who he is by the Jews, as Messiah.
The New Covenant will always come down to an individual’s faith in God and a personal relationship with Yeshua, not just knowledge of God, not just observing and keeping the law. For those things are done for mere show and mere religiosity to make someone think they are so pious and scripture says over and over again, we are not to brag about our works, we are not to brag about our faith. In fact we are to have humility just as our Lord showed us, when he washed his disciples feet. He was their master and yet he humbled himself and served them as their servant in that very act of humility.
This relationship with God, begins with faith and is acquired by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit which convicts us of sin so that we will repent of sin and turn away from the ways of the World and embrace the spiritual world of God's Kingdom of Rightousness as opposed to the world of flesh and carnality. This then begins the everlasting covenant of peace administered by the Prince of Peace himself, Yeshua.
Jeremiah notes that this is not the same covenant that God had made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all those who were delivered out of the land of Egypt. For that covenant was broken many a time by the Jews through sin, idolatry and chasing false gods. This covenant God shall make with the house of Israel. God is going to imbed his law into the Israelites, he will write it in their hearts. God will be their one and only God of worship and praise, and they shall be his people forever and for all of eternity. God has promised that this is an Everlasting Covenant that will stand the test of time.
Everyman will know his brother and every man will know the Lord. God will forgive all of their iniquities and remember their sins no more. God says he will give the Israelites one heart, so that they will be properly restored unto God. They will both fear and love God at the same time. God has gathered them out of all countries after he has poured out his wrath in the Day of the Lord after The Great Tribulation. Jeremiah 32:40 states And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them: to do them good, but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
God’s Plan of Redemption for Israel will be completed at this point of time. God will in fact rejoice over all those that do good. He promises to plant his people in the land. Everything God has promised the Israelites he will give them and prosperity will once again return to Jerusalem. The New Covenant established by the Messiah Jesus, has become the atonement for Israel to be saved. God promised he will not break his covenant with his people and that is forever. God says in Jeremiah 33:26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.
So God is saying if anyone can break his covenant then he might as well break his covenant with David his servant. God promises just as there is a multitude of the host of heaven impossible to number (the angels of God), so too is it impossible to measure the blessing of how God has increased the seed of David, his servant. God’s Point is simple; he would never break his covenant with David for we all know that this branch from David leads eventually to the lineage of Christ the Lord. Similarly God will not break his New Covenant with his people either.
All of these promises and more will now come to fruition, when Christ assumes his rightful throne, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, not only of Jerusalem and Israel but of the entire Earth and Universe. This is a blessing for all Children of God to embrace for all of eternity. If God keeps his promises to such a stiff necked people as Israel has and is to this day, how much more will he keep his promises to you, beloved? You can count on God to keep his word and his blessings.
Mystery # 11 : Inanna -Ishtar, (supposed) Queen of Heaven, Goddess of Love and War
Let's begin this session with our scriptural feature text for this MOB.
Jeremiah 44:17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings, unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
In this edition of MOB, we study who the Queen of Heaven is, who she isn’t and why worship of her is not only forbidden, it’s dangerous. Before we get into some background of who we are dealing with here, we read in V.18 of Jeremiah Ch.44 that incense is burned and drink offering are poured out for her, even cakes are prepared to worship her. Her being this so called “Queen of Heaven.” We will find out who this supposed "Queen of Heaven" is in a moment, but let's take a close look at what is really going on here. It's time to take the rose colored glasses off and see things for what they really are. We are dealing with Idolatry here, plain and simple.
Obviously it goes without saying all of this is an abomination to the Lord God and is a direct result of the desolation facing the land for committing such a sin as worshiping this false god, which God considers a curse. For behind this false god is an actual demon spirit that many know as Jezebel, that overtakes a lot of women and even some men. We will speak more in a moment of the origins of this evil spirit. Those that worship this supposed Queen of Heaven have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, nor walked in God’s Statutes, his laws or his testimonies so evil is the result of this.
God punishes those who have vowed to worship this Queen of Heaven, this very evilness. The Queen of Heaven as we mentioned above, is actually a spirit, an evil demonic spirit that has disguised itself as a goddess, a false god at that. Known as Asherah and stemming from Assyria cult practices, like many other false gods from the Mystery Babylon realm, the Queen of Heaven influenced many an Israelite at the time to start worshiping this false god.
Asherah is the Phoenician version of Babylon’s High Mother Goddess Ishtar (they are one in the same as we shall soon see.) Asherah / Ishtar was active in scriptures from 1 & 2 Kings, in helping seduce Israel into false worship in order to evoke God’s Wrath. The actual wife of King Ahab was known as Jezebel, she was Queen Jezebel of course. Ahab and Jezebel actively worshiped none other than Baal and Asherah/ Ishtar and she helped propagate what was already known as the Jezebel Spirit, a seducing demonic spirit that is all about control and manipulation and shockingly enough is alive and doing quite well for "itself" to this very day.
In Ancient Egypt Ishtar was also alive and well as Isis and was worshiped by Egypt’s King and Pharaoh. In Greece, Ishtar disguised herself as Athena and was worshiped by the entire country as such. In Rome. Ishtar portrayed herself as Minerva and in the U.S, Ishtar appears to this very day as Columbia and she has a whole State pledged in her honor, the District of Columbia. Ishtar has played a major role in leading both the U.S and parts of the World away from the commandments of God. If you want to know what Columbia looks like, look no further then the so called "Statue of Liberty' a fake cover up name for what amounts to a huge dediction to Columbia standing tall in plain sight in the biggest city in the U.S., New York. How do you like them apples?
The actual spirit of Jezebel is extremely active to this very day and was doing its acts of evil long before Queen Jezebel appeared on the scene. It was Ishtar teaching doctrines of demons and deceiving the nations into worship of Baal and herself (Asherah). However it is none other than Jezebel who is the Whore of Babylon and the spirit behind the woman on the Beast. It is Jezebel who really is the driving force behind Mystery Babylon. In The Book of Revelation 2:20, there is a warning concerning Jezebel, But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads my bond servants astray, so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. So here the Apostle John was writing to the Church of Thyatira in order to warn them that they were succumbing to the power of Jezebel and it was leading them down a road of immorality and damnation. Jezebel is all about seduction and leading one down the path of ultimate destruction.
Nowadays that same deceptive and seductive spirit of Jezebel is alive and well in the Church of all places where the demonic spirit Jezebel loves to attract and take advantage of women and men. The women once possessed with the spirit of Jezebel (Ishtar /Asherah) become seducers of men and lead them into adultery and this is in the church beloved. Jezebel’s spirit created destructive tenancies in many congregations and this is where a lot of church sex scandals have emanated from, as this demonic entity of ancient days seeks to finds ways to create manipulation, rebellion, slander, gossip, seduction and many other negative and demonically driven activities. Jezebel likes to enter into men making them desire other men and making them feminine as well during their time of demonic possession.This is the demonic influence that is destroying mankind and perverting sexuality and promoting pornography and all forms of decadent and deviant behavior found in people today.
Ishtar, the representative of the Planet Venus also is considered by many today as the Queen of Heaven. She of course is supposed to be the goddess of love and harlotry. This supposed queen was worshiped on the housetops of the city. Families would make cakes in her honor. The exiled Judeans from Egypt went as far as claiming that when they worshiped the Queen of Heaven, they were prosperous and then when they turned back to Jehovah, he destroyed their nation. So these deceived ones came to the conclusion that the Queen of Heaven was the better choice for them.
Did the Israelites forget the 2nd Commandment of God? In Exodus 20:45 Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. It was the fact that the entire family would be involved in the worship of the Queen of Heaven that provoked God’s Anger. The worship of Ishtar came from Assyria and Mystery Babylon rites. Interestingly enough the myth surrounding Ishtar was that she was thought to be the wife of none other than Baal or Molech. Inanna /Ishtar/ Asherah or also known as Ashtoreth are all the same person or demon I should say, and is also known as the fertility goddess, so women obviously had a stronger motive to worship this false goddess, so worshiping became rampant in pagan civilizations, but also in Israel as well.
The Prophet Jeremiah wanted to warn the Israelites that they were punished once by God for worshiping the Queen of Heaven and they certainly would be punished far more severely the next time, should they return to such a practice, which is what in fact was the case. As we all should know there is no Queen of Heaven, anywhere. Just like Shiva, the false goddess that those behind the Cern debacle worship and will find out shortly (as unfortunately we all will experience once the Large Hadron Collider has finally done its FINAL damage) that this so called goddess of destruction is a phony as well. Another demonic spirit is behind Shiva just like Ishtar.
Now we would not be doing this study justice if we did not address the one who gets the title as Queen of Heaven even more than Ishtar. It’s the one title you will see in a majority of countries on the planet today. We will be frank here and again not to be insensitive to our catholic friends out there, but Mary is not the Queen of Heaven. She never has been and never will be, there is no Queen of Heaven it all stems from the pagan roots of this belief system as we have already addressed earlier. There simply is not even 1 biblical scripture to back up the assumption that Mary is the Queen of Heaven. It is a Roman Catholic doctrine introduced and backed by Rome.
Mary was in no way divine and was a sinner just like the rest of us. Mary should never be prayed to or worshiped, she is not the Mother of Helps, we are not to call on her name for prayer assistance. Jesus himself told us we can pray directly to the Father, we do not need anyone else to intercede in our behalf. We can say this much about Mary she was certainly godly in her principles and Mary was of course, greatly blessed to carry the Christ child and of course there was the Immaculate Conception as well. Scriptures back all of this up. But to call her the Queen of Heaven? Absolutely a resounding no on that one. Mary herself never thought of herself as even immaculate and she herself said in Luke 1: 46-55, that her spirit rejoices in God my savior. Mary recognized her sinful nature at that point and time by realizing that she too needed a savior just like everyone else.
Even Jesus gently rebuked a woman in Luke 11:21 who cried out to him, Blessed is the Mother who gave you birth and nursed you. To which the Lord replied Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it. Jesus made it clear right there and then, Mary was not to be the center of attention, nor was she blessed to be considered the Queen of Heaven, for she isn’t.
To recap, there is no Queen of Heaven. All worship of anyone with that title is false, deceptive and dangerous as it in entails God’s Wrath. This practice does make God angry because he is a jealous God and he permits no other Gods before him. God will place judgement on all those who practice this as he always has done in the past and will again in the very near future when Babylon the Great has fallen and when Mystery Babylon is also destroyed. Their will be judgement upon the worship of Ishtar/ Jezebel whomever you want to call the deceptive demons behind this and Shiva and all the other false gods out there . Over at Cern, when the smashing together of the “God particle” does not produce the intended results that the scientists were looking for but instead opens up the door to the portals of Hell and then the demons from another dimension will be unleashed from the Abyss (Abaddon, such as Apolloyon or better known as Apollo) there will literally be Hell to pay. This is The Book of Revelation 9: 2 fulfilled beloved.
Man is playing a dangerous game with God, and we are told not to provoke God to anger, for he has been long suffering but when he has had enough like the times of the Flood, the time of Sodom and Gomorrah and the coming Day of the Lord, God’s Judgement will be poured out on all flesh and in particular those who did not heed the warning, that we all should have no other Gods before the one and only true God, Yahweh. Keep your eyes only on him and no other.