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ARE WE THERE YET – Part 20

September 4, 2013

2013, ISAIAH 17, THE MAN OF SIN AND THE RAPTURE OF THE BRIDE

I have said that I believe that 2013 is actually 2012 on the Mayan calendar because there is no reckoning for the ZERO YEAR as we transition from 1BC to 1AD on our system. That means that December 16th, 2013, (for a 360 day year) would be the same as the December 21, 2012 date of the Mayans. Thus it is that 2013 is a key year for things to gather steam, as they say, for the 2014 entrance into the last and final week of mankind’s probation upon Earth.

It would seem that Obama’s war on Syria is coming quickly, and now Russia’s Putin claims that HE MIGHT WELL HAVE PLANS to protect Russia’s interests in the Middle East – and do not forget that one of the plans of Illuminati leaders was to “hedge in” Russia and her allies and finally attempt to eliminate her altogether, something a strategist like Putin already has figured out. Here are two headlines from the Russia side of things:

“We have our plans’: Vladimir Putin warns US against Syria military action”

“Putin: “Russia Does Not Rule Out Backing Military Action in Syria”!! US Staging Nuke Warheads on East Coast”

So it seems that the hooks are being set into the jaws of the Soviets through treaties  and the Lord will bring them eventually down upon the mountains of Israel, per Ezekiel 38 and 39. But first, must the WHITE HORSE MUST RIDE, as Christ opens the SEAL JUDGMENTS UPON MANKIND? So what we are watching are the preliminary operations that will lead to the RISE OF ANTICHRIST and the long awaited NEW WORLD ORDER?

As I pointed out before, “wars and rumors of war” are not the END. They are what is known as pre-labor pains, that is, a woman knows that true labor pains are not far away when the pre-labor pains begin. They are known as “Braxton Hicks” pains that signal that the ONSET OF ACTUAL LABOR PAINS will begin shortly.  It is interesting thing when you view Daniel’s 70th week as the actual labor pains FOR THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST.

It appears from that perspective then that ISAIAH 17 is a war that SETS UP THE NEED FOR A “PEACE AND SECURITY” AGREEMENT FOR ISRAEL AND THE NATIONS ROUNDABOUT, and the RISE OF ANTICHRIST. Jesus Christ warned us to WATCH, and appears angry at those who do not. This leads us to the IDENTIFICATION OF THE “MAN OF SIN” AND THE “MAN OF LAWLESSNESS”. When is he actually identifiable to THE BRIDE OF CHRIST? Is it when he goes into the Temple and stands “where he ought not” or WELL BEFORE? Here is another division between the TRUE BRIDE OF CHRIST, THE TRIBULATION SAINTS and ISRAEL.

1.     The Bride of Christ will know (if they are actually still here), when the MAJOR MEDIA announces the re-affirmation of either the OSLO ACCORDS, or some other hidden 7 YEAR accord, and WHO will be the primary forces to CONFIRM IT. A good example of what I mean by this would be the world knew when General MacArthur signed off with Japan to end WWII. We knew who would represent the United States before the event. LIKEWISE we should know before this coming PEACE ACCORD IS PUT INTO PLACE who will represent the United States. Whosoever it is, HE IS LUCIFER. The odds are it will be Obama, the man who was awarded the OSLO Nobel Peace Prize on October 9th and accepted on December 10th, 2009. His acceptance speed was for 36 minutes, and began at 1:44 and ended on 2:20. It is interesting that on DECEMBER 9TH, 2009, when Obama arrived in Norway, the Norway Spiral appeared in the sky. Was this a sign of the GATES OF HELL OPENING?

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2.     ISRAEL, according to the Scriptures, does NOT RECOGNIZE ANTICHRIST until he enters the temple and stands in the Holy Place. BIG DIFFERENCE – like 3.5 years apart?

 

Matt 24:15-19

 

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

 

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 

19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

 

So all of this is very interesting, because it may well be that ISAIAH 17 IS WHAT BRINGS IN THE COVENANT OF “MANY”:

 

Dan 9:27

 

27 And he shall confirm (ENFORCE) the covenant (Oslo Accords?) with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

 

This appears to be the BEGINNING OF DANIEL’S 70TH WEEK. The Oslo Accords were a 7 years agreement split into two parts – 2 year and 5 year, or so it was announced by major media at the time. However, this may be a new covenant that will be indefinite in length, but ANTICHRIST WILL ENFORCE IT for a 7 year period. However, there are also other “accords” being worked out, and time will tell. Does Isaiah 17 imply that this war is what brings it all about?

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Isa 17:10-11

 

10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:

 

11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

 

Is this the COVENANT FROM HELL that Israel gets involved with?

 

Isa 28:15-19

 

15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

 

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

(This is a reference to Jesus Christ and the “restitution” process, known as Daniel’s 70th week. AT THE END OF IT, Jesus Christ, THE REJECTED CORNER STONE, will reign and rule over the Earth)

 

17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

 

18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

 

19 From the time that it (THE AGREEMENT – THE COVENANT) goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

 

This certainly implies that the Isaiah 17 war brings about some sort of COVENANT that appears to be JUST THE THING for the world leaders to say “peace and security”, but the end will be one of grief and sorrow, for Israel signed on to an agreement with ANTICHRIST, not realizing what was actually happening to them. Inasmuch as we know that ANTICHRIST or the “prince that shall come” confirms and enforces this agreement, then those really watching will know who he is long before Israel realizes what it happening.

 

This brings us to another area of confusion where Paul mentions the infamous man of Sin entering into the Holy Place. This is where the mid-trib and pre-wrath crowd claim it proves there is no pre-trib rapture, and I was one of them for some time until I began to see the vast differences between the BRIDE, the TRIBULATION SAINTS and ISRAELI SAINTS. The differences are VAST INDEED. Then it was pointed out by many Greek experts WHAT PAUL ACTUALLY SAYS and what it actually means. Here is the original:

 

2 Thess 2:2-6

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

 

The experts in the Greek have pointed out a number of times that the term “falling away” is not a correct interpretation, and that it actually goes against many other verses of Scripture. Here is a quote from a source I do not know that was given to me via the web, so I cannot give credit for it:

 

“We should be intrigued by those Greek scholars who have looked at the etymology of the word apostasia as it relates to the Greeks and the Jews. The recent English translation of the word has generally been accepted as a “falling away.” Apostasia is most theologically debated when referring to 2 Thess 2:3, specifically noting events that must precede the Day of the Lord (Second Coming).

In that passage there are at least four views on the meaning of apostasia: (1) a designation for the Man of Sin (Chrysostom, Theophylact, Augustine, Alford, Moffatt); (2) the religious apostasy that will precede the Second Coming of Christ (Calvin, Chafer, Walvoord, Ryrie, Gundry); (3) the religious-political rebellion against Christ that will culminate in the Battle of Armageddon (Hogg, Vine, Moore, Morris, Bruce); and (4) the rapture of the Church, in the sense of physical departure from the earth (English, Wuest, House, Ice).

What is important to know is who were Paul’s listeners and what they understood by the term apostasia. Acts 17 says that Paul and Silas came to Thessalonica where there was a synagogue of the Jews. We know Paul reasoned with them from the Scriptures, and some of them believed and joined themselves to Paul and Silas, and there were a great multitude of the devout Greeks. These Thessalonians, both Jews and Greeks who went to the synagogue, were well exposed to the Old Testament which they would be familiar, and would have regarded apostasia to mean Jewish religious departure, defection, abandonment, forsaking, or a complete exit from the faith (not just a “falling away”).

The expression or meaning of the word was more than a “falling away”; rather it was a removal or departure. According to Dr. Thomas Ice, that meaning is correctly given in the first seven English translations of the Bible where apostasia is translated as either “departure” or “departing”. They are as follows: Wycliffe Bible (1384); Tyndale Bible (1526); Coverdale Bible (1535); Cranmer Bible (1539); Breeches Bible (1576); Beza Bible (1583); Geneva Bible (1608).

Dr. Ice notes apostasia appears just twice in the New Testament. In addition to 2 Thess. 2:3, it occurs in Acts 21:21, where, speaking of Paul, it is said “that you are teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake (apostasia) Moses.” The core meaning of the word in that verse is “defection” or “departure”. The Lidell and Scott Greek Lexicon defines apostasia first as a defection or revolt, then secondly as departure or disappearance. When considering the context of the surrounding passages of 2 Thess. 2:3-8, we can see the word apostasia truly means departure or disappearance. More evidence is given by Jerome’s Latin Vulgate from around the time of 400 A.D. which renders apostasia as “discessio”, meaningdeparture. Why was the King James Version the first to change the established translation of “departure”? There is no reason, other than reformation scholars of the time were attempting to transliterate (applying a certain meaning), which unfortunately continued in all following English translations.

 

Dr. Allan A. MacRae, Ph.D., a noted Greek scholar and translator, and former president of theology schools, speaks of the striking parallel between verse 3 of 2 Thess 2, and verses 7-8. Verse 3 mentions the departure of the Church as coming first, and then tells of the revealing of the man of lawlessness.In verses 7 and 8 we find the identical sequence. Verse 7 tells of the removal of the Church; verse 8 says: “And then shall that lawless one be revealed.” Thus close examination of the passage shows an inner unity and coherence, if we take the word apostasia in its general sense of “departure,” while a superficial examination would easily lead to an erroneous interpretation as “falling away” because of the proximity of the mention of the “man of sin.”

Dr. Kenneth S. Wuest, LL. D., (Doctor of Laws), also a noted Greek scholar, New Testament translator, Greek word-study author and professor, adds further contextual support for taking apostasia as a physical departure. He notes apostasia of which Paul is speaking (verse 3), precedes the revelation of Antichrist in his true identity, and that which holds him back (verse 6) also precedes his revelation.The apostasia, therefore, cannot be either a general apostasy in Christendom, nor can it be the particular apostasy which is the result of his activities in making himself the alone object of worship. Furthermore, that which holds back his revelation (verse 3) is vitally connected with verse 7, He who holds back the same event. Dr. Wuest is driven to the inescapable conclusion that the apostasia in verse 3 refers to the removal of the Church which precedes the Day of the Lord (Second Coming), and holds back the revelation of the Man of Sin who ushers in the world-aspect of that period.

The English word departure certainly fits the context (or coherency) of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8. Most post-tribulation theologians refuse to address the entire context as it is given, and thus insist the lexical evidence does not suggest a physical departure. But that is exactly what the lexical evidence does suggest. Dismissing the obvious coherence in those passages would be simple ignorance or a stubborn refusal to consider the Scriptural evidence. Remember, if we take a word out of context and apply a dissimilar meaning, we have then created a new pre-text. Likely that happened in the translation in the King James and later versions.”

I personally believe that this is one of those “HIDDEN MYSTERIES” that will always be debated until the event happens, and then there will be no need to debate it .I belive this is what is known as A DOUBLE REFERENCE prophecy with two overlapping meanings:

 

1.    There will be a great departure from the true faith, a “vanishing” of the real truth. This has already occurred and is also mentioned in a number of places, such as “having itching ears and being turned unto fables”, etc. There must be a radical departure from the Bible by the masses of the world or antichrist could never come to power.

 

2.    It also means that there will be a physical departure of the BRIDE OF CHRIST near to or at, or slightly into the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel. The DAY OF CHRIST is in reality THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL. It is the TIME OF RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, a time to conclude man’s probation on Earth and to prepare for the coming 1000 year reign of Christ. Here is how it reads if we include DEPARTURE OF THE BRIDE:

 

3Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day (The Day of Christ – Daniels 70th week) will not arrive until the departure (of the Bride) comes firstand the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, the son of destruction. 4He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God’s temple, displaying himself as God. 5Surely you recall that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you. 6And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time. 7For the hidden power of lawlessness is already at work. However, the one who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way, 8and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy by the breath of his mouth and wipe out by the manifestation of his arrival.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8.

Notice that it does not say that the actual revelation of ANTICHRIST is when he enters the Temple, but that he will do so, and at the time he does so, ISRAEL and the TRIBULATION SAINTS will all know who he is – and flee for their lives. As noted previously, the Christians KNOW who he will be by watching major media and the coming “peace accords” confirmation by military power, that is to ENFORCE A PEACE.

 

Here is a direct quote from Kenneth S. Wuest, The New Testament, An Expanded Translation:

 

“Do not begin to allow anyone to lead you astray in any way, because that day shall not come except the aforementioned departure of the church to heaven comes first and the man of lawlessness is disclosed in his true identity…”

There are many reasons to prove a pre-trib/at trib rapture for the true Bride of Christ, which is not a large number of people, because the vast majority of Christians have refused to enter in at the strait gate and walk the narrow way to FIND THEIR REDEEMER AND RANSOM, and refused to come to the LIGHT of DIVINE AGAPE and have their deeds reproved in truth. All they did was “believe” and “have faith”, but never went into real authentic judgment with Christ, which is necessary for true repentance to take place. This is what is known as a “repentance not to be repented of…”

The two primary reasons for a pre-tribulation rapture are simple and cannot be refuted:

 

1.    The wedding ceremony is a 7 day affair– alluding to in a very strong way to Daniel’s 70th week – and if one studies the wedding customs, one will find a total verification of that concept in the Return Promise of the Lord:

 

John 14:1-4

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

 

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

 

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

 

4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

 

This is an irrefutable comment and a promise that Jesus Christ will come for HIS BRIDE and RECEIVE THEM UNTO HIMSELF and take them back to the Father’s House for the great 7 day wedding feast. He commands us not to let our hearts be troubled – we will escape if we be found worthy to stand before the Son of Man. It confirms totally the Oriental wedding customs of that day. As I have pointed out previously, Jesus Christ is the one who OPENS THE SEAL JUDGMENTS, and it is easy to prove this is PART OF THE WRATH OF GOD. The Bible even calls it WRATH:

 

Rev 6:14-17

 

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

(Partial warning CRUSTAL POLE SHIFT)

 

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

 

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

 

 

Is not Jesus Christ GOD? The Bible says so in no uncertain terms. So is this not part of the WRATH OF GOD? Why would Jesus Christ make WAR upon HIS OWN BRIDE? No one can answer that one, because He would not do so. Therefore THE BRIDE CANNOT BE HERE and there has been a DEPARTURE.

 

Notice that Jesus says He receives them UNTO HIMSELF WHEN HE COMES FROM HEAVEN TO THE AIR ABOVE THE EARTH. The real true Bride RECEIVED CHRIST at REBIRTH. They stood before Jesus Christ in a literal encounter as has been pointed out many times before. He stood before the door of their INNER HEART OF HEARTS and they OPENED THE DOOR to RECEIVE CHRIST INTO THEIR HEART OF HEARTS, THE INNER “MAN”. They are at that time, THE TRUE BRIDE. When Jesus returns IN THE AIR He will RECEIVE THEM UNTO HIMSELF, and the wedding ceremony will begin, just as the wedding customs of those days.

 

Rev 3:20-22

 

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Jesus totally confirms here that OVERCOMERS have opened the door and received Christ into their INNERMOST HIDDEN MAN. This is not a MENTAL MIND THING, this is something totally different. This event can only occur if one has traveled the narrow way to the lowest room, WHICH TAKES YOU TO YOUR INNERMOST AND HIDDEN HEART. It is the only way into your HOLY OF HOLIES. It is here that SPIRIT MEETS SPIRIT. This is a SPIRITUAL ENCOUNTER, and as Jesus said, “these things I say unto you, they are SPIRIT, and the flesh profits nothing..”

 

Notice also that Jesus says: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. You will not hear that phrase issued ever again after the CHURCH AGE, because the Church Age is OVER. After this, the phrase is “If any man have an ear, let him hear”. VAST DIFFERENCE.

2.    The BRIDE OF CHRIST is BORN AGAIN. They are the OVERCOMERS. Most Christians have no testimony whatsoever of TRUE REBIRTH, because they have accepted the lies of the modern Christian preachers, teachers and evangelists (wolves in sheep’s clothing), that Christ warned would come and destroy the flock. They have.

 

3.    It has to be noted that the TRIBULATION SAINTS are NEVER BORN AGAIN. There is no mention of any rebirth for any of them. Jesus accepts their martyrdom as the same as rebirth, for it is a physical WALK TO DEATH, whereas during the AGE OF GRACE it was a SPIRITUAL WALK OF DEATH. The Tribulation saints have NO CROWNS, while the Bride of Christ all have “OVERCOMER” CROWNS. There has been a major dispensation change – from GRACE to WORKS, from REBIRTH to MARTYRDOM. The “times of the Gentiles” is over. The DOOR OF GRACE IS CLOSED. Only those who were readyentered in. The Lord’s attention is now towards Israel and the time of Jacob’s Trouble, known as Daniel’s 70th week, which is for ‘THY PEOPLE, and THY HOLY CITY”.

 

There is no reference to the Church ANYWHERE in Daniel’s 70th week for the simple reason that it all is about Israel and God’s dealings with Israel. The times of the Gentiles is over, the last of the gentiles has “come in”, the door has been closed, and now the Lord takes up the Abrahamic and Davidic Covenants and begins the TIMES OF THE RESTITUTION.

 

If you couple all of this to the Revelation 12:1 SIGN IN THE HEAVENS, we have to be, we must be very close to trouble of a major sort. Inasmuch as the Mayan concept of LAST DAYS also seems to come close to what we already know, then we must keep a very close watch on what happens here in America (possible false flag) and what happens in Israel during the rest of 2013 and early 2014. That period of time will tell is where we are on the timeline and what the year 2017 is all about.

 Comments welcome – anyone listening out there?

 

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13 Comments
  1. September 18, 2013 9:37 am

    Yes i am listening! Thank you for being obedient to the Spirit and presenting truth.

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  2. September 8, 2013 8:29 pm

    Awesome!!!, it is extremely interesting of the new apostasia info. The Lord sure knew how to pick’m when He picked u to help us all out. To get news to us on this earth that we were gonna need. When u have brought us info about what is in the word, and always say, “check it out for yourselves”, we do and ….confirmation. Isaiah 17 is right on us. We may get slapped a bit for stepping in, but, then all goes quiet for awhile, then…..bam!!! Thank you Stewart. U are a great helper.

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  3. September 8, 2013 10:19 am

    Thank you for your studies and searches of the truth in confirming what I had read in the Bible about pre tribulation rapture. But.. You almost said something I’ve heard others say that I do not agree with and I’m wondering why no one see that the paper that will be signed has TWO signers. I was searching identifiable characters of the antichrist and President Obama’s ethic and national history (Parents) does not go along with what the Bible teaches of the antichrist identifiable characters, some even point to maybe Jewish, Italian, Greek.. from the Middle East.

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    • September 8, 2013 11:36 am

      Actually, it is not a signing of anyhting, but rather the word CONFIRM means to ENFORCE BY MIGHT, here: OT:1396

      OT:1396 rb^G*
      gabar (gaw-bar’); a primitive root; to be strong; by implication, to prevail, act insolently:
      KJV – exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more [strength], strengthen, be stronger, be valiant.

      OT:1397 rb#G#
      geber (gheh’-ber); from OT:1396; properly, a valiant man or warrior; generally, a person simply:

      Therefore the implication is that there is an already existing covenant (perhaps Oslo) that will be brought forward and THIS COVENANT WILL BE enforced by military might – which maybe the US/NATO/UN group that goes into Israel to insure the peace and security of the region. – Stewart
      KJV – every one, man, mighty.
      (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

      As to Obama, more than one research article I have studied by very informed sources, says he can trace his background all the way back to King David and does have Jewish roots, and also can trace to Ireland – Ireland being from the Tribe of Dan (again Israel) something necessary for antichrist, and also he is KING OF BABYLON because America is Babylon the Great, and also he has Moslem roots as well, a man for all religions and all seasons. Obama, does in point of fact, have more going for him as Lucifer/antichrist than anyone living at the moment. The fact that that he was awarded the Olso accords for doing nothing at all and that the “peace and security” agreement is an OSLO agreement makes one wonder if they don’t already know who is going to ENFORCE BY MIGHT PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

      Also you might want to study much of his rise to power and his associations with THE CRAFT, or Masonry. It is a real eye opener.

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      • Kathy permalink
        September 15, 2013 2:35 pm

        I’ve often wondered if the “covenant with many” might be a covenant that doesn’t even include Israel but is a “gang up” AGAINST Israel?

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  4. September 5, 2013 3:00 pm

    I am listening! I wish like Mary that I could say a profound statement. My spirit and soul are troubled everyday. But I am reading and studying. Its a very hard road like you have said in your Borderlands tapes. But I must press on.

    Thank you Mr. Best for the information as usual..

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    • September 8, 2013 8:22 pm

      Hang in there T, we’re going through the same thing. The Lord said “have confidence and be quiet”. Boy that is a hard one…I beg Him everyday. How can I be quiet. I want to see His glory, His love and have joy unspeakable. He said we’ll get it, so I’m holding Him to it. I keep reminding myself “He doesn’t want ANY to perish”, and that includes us 🙂

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  5. Joao A. Capocci permalink
    September 5, 2013 1:59 pm

    Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (Rev 20:6)

    Hello Brother.
    According to this verse these “TRIBULATION SAINTS REIGN”, therefore would not be “crowned to reign”? And “THE BRIDE”, reign with them during the Millennium?

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    • September 5, 2013 2:48 pm

      Nowhere does it say they receive crowns – that is a supposition of the flesh that maybe they should, , but it does not at all say that – and if it does not say it, then it is because they don’t. Do not ignore the vast differences between the saints of the Lord.

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  6. Art permalink
    September 4, 2013 8:42 pm

    Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. rev. 3:10. Amazing post! The falling away or the departure/resurrection of those who have kept in obedience the word of His patience! ( in your patience possess ye your souls). Thank you.

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    • snowflake permalink
      September 4, 2013 9:31 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you more Art.

      Thank you Stew for such an amazing work of Love and giving us who are so dead in this seemingly bottomless pit a ray of Light to cling to after so many years.

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  7. Ma77hew7 permalink
    September 4, 2013 7:51 pm

    Mr. Best,

    Lord Jesus bless you for the work that you have done and are doing.

    Are you familiar with the position of “The salvation of the soul”, and “The salvation of the spirit”, (being two separate salvation’s)? I’d be interested in your take on those, regarding the rapture of the bride.

    Much love in Him

    ESV — Proverbs 25:2

    2 It is the glory of God to conceal things,

    but the glory of kings is to search things out.

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  8. September 4, 2013 7:15 pm

    I am listening and certainly wish i could say something brilliant… And I do very much hope the “departure’ you speak of Stewart is soon. I cannot help believe though that there will be much “wheat growing together with the weeds”, as Jesus said until the very end I do believe that “departure” shall be in three groups at three different times. Did you ever hear of that?

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