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What you are seeing and hearing in the news is the “sign” of the preparation of Israel for a great spiritual awakening in which multitudes of Jews turn to Mashiach Yeshua during the worst Holocaust Israel has ever known. Read the details below.
One day last week as I was writing, I said to the LORD, “There is so much happening that I can NOT keep up writing about it.” All of a sudden, a flash came across my mind from G-d as follows: “Son, if you can’t keep up with just writing and commenting about what’s happening in these times before the end, what do you think the people who are going through these problems feel like?”
Earthquakes, tsunamis, radiation, riots, governments murdering their citizens, food shortage, crop failures, price increases, inflation, economic crises … Whoa! One at a time, please!
When my firstborn child was born, the mother had an oscilloscope hooked up while she was in labor. The placenta had ruptured and the doctor wanted to keep an close watch on the labor. I was also able to see a graphical printout of the labor pains being monitored on the oscilloscope.
When the false pains were happening, the stylus drawing the graph was slightly volatile: it would jump up and down and you could see it moving back and forth on lines horizontal lines from 1 to 3. Later, when the pains got heavier, it would jump between lines 4 through 7 and started speeding up in oscillation. But … when the heavy labor pains started as the baby starting moving through the birth canal, preparing to make its entrance into the new environment of the outside world, the stylus would jump super fast – back and forth – between lines 7 through 10.
That is what we are seeing today. You and I are observing the start of the signs of the end times: the early (or, false) labor pains. Messiah Yeshua taught us:
“You shall hear of wars and rumors of wars. see that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, disease and pandemics, and earthquakes in various places.
All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
– Brit Chadashah: Mattiyahu 24:6-8
This is what we are evidencing today: the early birth signs, the beginning of birth pains. The nation, Israel, is preparing to be delivered. The man child that Revelation 12:5 tells us about was born 2,000 years ago. He is the One Who will rule all nations with a rod of iron as we read in Psalm 2:9. The man child, or male child, was the Messiah who was caught up to G-d and His throne at the resurrection. But … the nation Israel will also deliver many Jewish people in the times of the end … so many will be born again that it will be like a nation born in a day.
“Now a great sign appeared in Heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.”
- Revelation 12:1
Notice, the above is a reference to Joseph’s dream in Torah, Genesis 37:9, and refers to the nation of Israel. (The eleven stars represented his eleven brothers of the 12 tribes of Israel; and the fulfillment of this dream played out exactly in Pharaoh’s dynasty during Joseph’s reign.)
“Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
And another sign appeared in Heaven: behold, a great fiery, red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.
She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to G-d and to His throne.”
- Revelation 12:2-5
Isaiah, the Prophet, told 750 years before Messiah Yeshua was born that BEFORE the end time birth pains of childbirth would happen, that Israel would be producing the male Child: Yeshua, the Messiah.
“Before she was in labor, she gave birth; before her pain came, She delivered a male child.
Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children.
Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD.
“Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your G-d.
- Tanakh: Isaiah 66:7-9
So, we see that Yeshua was the male Child who came forth from Israel, and went back up to G-d before the time of the end, and that Israel will produce – will birth spiritually by the NEW BIRTH – as a nation born in a day when the true labor pains intensify.
This coming time of the true labor pains of childbirth for Israel – the Great Tribulation – is called by the Prophet Jeremiah,“the time of Jacob’s trouble.” (Read about it in Tanakh: Jeremah 30:6-7.) Why is it called “Jacob’s” trouble? Because Israel is Jacob. Remember, Jacob’s name was changed to “Israel.” (Read the account in Torah: Genesis Chapter 32:28.)
This time of Jacob’s Trouble will last for 42 months, or 3.5 years, and is a set time determined in Scripture by Daniel the Prophet. (Tanakh: Daniel 9:27 “half of a week – heptad- and also the Book of Revelation Chapter 12, verse 7.) During this time the Chosen People of God in Israel will flle to a place where she has a place prepared by G-d. Many scholars believe it is in Petra.
Immediately after the Six Day War and the miraculous victory of Israel in 1967, I was asked to speak at a meeting of many Jews about Petra. I had a slide presentation that I took with me. Several in the crowd were Sabras from Israel, including a professor at the University of Judaism. During the meeting a Jewish person started yelling, protesting my presentation. Immediately, a man named Nissan Blumenthal, an attorney from Hollywood, California, USA, stood up and commanded the people to listen to me.
During the presentation, I explained to those present that the Time of Jacob’s Trouble would be a worse time the Jews have ever experienced: even greater than the persecution under Hitler and Nazi Germany.
It appears that the enemy of the Jews, Satan, causes a cataclysmic flood (almost like an inland tsunami) of some kind to destroy and drown the Jews who have fled; however, the earth “opens its mouth and swallows up the flood” in order to rescue Israel. (Read about this in Brit Chadashah: Revelation 12:13-17.)
It is time to prepare, pray for, and publish the Great News of Messiah Yeshua to our Jewish brethren. BLESSINGS will be yours in this life and forever. G-d promised to bless those who bless Israel.
We are living in an exciting day, my friend.
I was born for this time!
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