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Daniel 12 (18th in End-times Series)

June 25, 2010

Dan: 12:1: And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

(The purpose of this article is to make people aware of what God says in Daniel chapter 12. The first verse tells us that the Jewish people are in for their worst time of trouble during the end-time events. I say it’s talking about the end-times because it says that at that time all those whose name is written in the book will be delivered. I’m going to use The Amplified Bible as my authority in filling in the blanks and it says that book is the book of Life. Rev: 20:12, which is talking about the end-times, tells of the Book of Life being opened–so though this does not prove it, it does suggest that time frame.

So pleases take note–in the end-times, which I maintain we are living in right now, the Jews are in for their worst time of persecution and in the same time frame those whose names are written in the book of Life will be delivered.)

2-3: And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3: And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

(Vs 2 appears to be talking about the time when the book is opened and agrees with Rev: 20:12. God always quickly assures His people of good things to come when He has to tell them of bad things that are going to happen. He does it here. We have Him warning the Jewish people of a terrible time, but going right on to assure those who hide and abide in Christ (those written in the book of Life) that their reward is forth-coming. He also assures the wicked that their reward is forth-coming.

It says they that are wise shall shine and will turn many to righteousness. That’s shine as in Isa: 60:1: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

This ties in with Dan:11:32: And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Think about this–in the end-times trouble will be mighty, but God’s people will shine and do exploits and turn many to righteousness.)

4-7: But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. 5: Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 6: And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 7: And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

(So we can see by these verses that God was talking about the end-times. Notice the part about knowledge. I think that is talking about books, the internet, and even TV. The increase of books has been tremendous in this day. People have access to all knowledge of good and evil on the net. TV teaches how things are made, how to cook, how to do home repairs, etc. These are mighty resources. There’s even a lot of Christian teaching on TV, the net, and in books, but the report is that Christians and Jews do not know their God as they ought.

I believe God had that line put in there to further give us a compass as to the day and the hour that we are living in. All that knowledge out there and yet God’s people have not learned His ways. They have not learned what He is teaching in the Bible. Eph:4:13: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Vs 7 says, three and one half years, that’s how long God’s people are going to shine, that’s how long the things of this prophesy will take to be fulfilled and that’s how long before Satan, in the form of the beast, will crush the power of  God’s people.)

8-10: And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? 9: And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.10: Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

(You see, the devil’s plan is to crush the holy people and rule the world through the New World Order, but God’s purpose is to purify the saints.)

11-13: And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12: Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 13: But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

(That is dooms day–when Satan through the global community forbids people to mention Jesus or to take communion, or to display a cross–why would he do that? Because he (the devil) preaches that all roads lead to God. And he preaches a social gospel. He usurps the place of authority that the Bible should have and he even finally sits in the temple and reveals himself to be God in the flesh.

The difference between three and one half years and this thousand three hundred and five and thirty days is forty-five days. Those who are on the earth at that time will have to endure forty-five days of the anti-Christ ruling the earth sovereignly. God have mercy upon them. The forty-five days could be the length of time that laspes after the lawless one takes power and the Jewish people recognize their Savior and say, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”

This all comes about because God’s people are not doing what He said–watch. Matt: 25:10-13: And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11: Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12: But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13: WATCH (Amplified Bibles says that watch means: give strict attention and be cautious and active) therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

If you are watching, you will see that the enemy is stealthily creeping up and he is about ready to pounce.)

© Sylvia Huffnagle

Pray That Ye May Be Accounted Worthy (17th in End-times Series)

June 25, 2010

Lk: 21:5-9: And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, 6: As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 7: And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? 8: And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 9: But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

Jesus prophesied the destruction of the Jewish temple. His disciples asked Him when that would happen and what signs would precede its happening. Jesus cautions His listeners to watch what’s happening so as not to be deceived.

Sign #1:

He says before the time of the end many false prophets would rise to fame and deceive many with their erroneous teachings. Many cults would develop and hurt the truth.

10-11: Then said he unto them, nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Sign #2:

World wars and national wars and civil wars, increase in earthquakes and famines, as well as scary things happening in the sky.

12-15: But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. 13: And it shall turn to you for a testimony.14: Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

After Jesus went to heaven, Christianity developed and was unwelcome by the majority, so it is today. So we can take this passage as instruction for now because there is a world wide war on Christianity in the making. Jesus lets us know that God’s purpose in it is to have the arrested Christians boldly testify for the truth and that He will give His witnesses the words to say when they need them.

16-24: And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17: And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. 18: But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19: In your patience possess ye your souls. 20: And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21: Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22: For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23: But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24: And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Sign 3#:

The early Jewish Christians went through this, but it’s not over. All that Jesus said here is happening to the Jews and the Christians in these last days. This is the grand finale in the war between good and evil. The devil is having a heyday. It will end with God’s wrath which is the inevitable result of habitually disregarding His word.

Christians, even in the United States of America–if it exists at the peak of this thing, will suffer this kind of persecution. Our own families will fight against us and will turn us into the authorities. They will sneer and scream hateful things at us because we are considered the intolerant. Never mind that they are completely intolerant toward true Christianity. They hate Christians because they will not go along with global thinking which they deem necessary to establish a new world order.

25-26: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26: Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Sign #4:

There is going to be a number of cataclysmic events that will shake things up. This may be due to bombs or rockets or it may be due to a comet as something or some other natural event, but in any case it will be very frightening and devastating.

27-28: And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28: And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

29-33: And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30: When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31: So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32: Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33: Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Sign #5:

When we see all these thing happening together or right after each other we are to know that He’s coming soon–in our generation. We are to watch for Him and make sure we are not caught up in what the world is doing.

34-36: And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35: For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

We need to pray that we will be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of man. Along with praying this we need to be doing our part to see that we are prepared and ready. I want to emphasize this important instruction. This is the day and the hour to be praying that we will be accounted worthy. This could mean worthy of the rapture–that is our vessels are full of oil and we are ready for the bridegroom or it could mean that Christians must be watching and have on the full armor of God to escape from all the snares that are being laid for them by the enemy. In any case I urge you to carefully observe all biblical instruction and be ready because we are not escaping on our looks or on any name-dropping such as “I belong to Jesus.” You will escape if you are accounted worthy.

© Sylvia Huffnagle

They Loved Not the Truth ( 16th in End-times Series)

June 18, 2010

2 Thess: 2:1-5: Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 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. 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?

(In studying this passage, what has to happen before Jesus comes for His church? There has to be a great falling away from the truth. The church will fall into error. There will be a remnant that will love the truth and remain faithful to God.

The second thing that must happen before Jesus comes for His spotless bride with be the revealing of the anti-Christ. I know many teach that this doesn’t have to happen first, but I don’t know why they teach that–it’s written right here. How will we know the anti-Christ? He will oppose what the Bible teaches and exalt himself as the one who was to come.

If you examine what Oprah is teaching, you will have a good idea what the anti-Christ’s philosophy will be.)

6-7: And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7: For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

(Everyone believes that the Holy Spirit is keeping the anti-Christ spirit at bay, but I sincerely believe it is the Truth that is in Satan’s way. Let’s read on and see. The Truth can be called He because Jesus is the Truth.)

8-12: And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,  10: And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11: And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

(What causes the church to fall away?  They love not the Truth. What enables the liar to sow deceptive teachings and a strong delusion? People love not the Truth. How does lawlessness take over? People love not the Truth.)

13-17: But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15: Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16: Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17: Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

(How can one be spared from the strong delusion? They must love the truth. What is the Truth?

Paul writes here urging the brethren to stand fast and hold on to what is taught in the New Testament and the New Testament cannot be understood as it should be without the teachings in the Old Testament.

The truth is that God calls us to repent and turn away from unrighteousness and turn to the living God.

Do not be deceived by the teachings of the age. Hold fast to the Truth. Hold fast to what the Holy Bible teaches. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Mt: 4:4)

© Sylvia Huffnagle

The Man of Lawlessness (15th in End-times series)

June 18, 2010

Dan: 8:23-27: And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24: And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 25: And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. 26: And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. 27: And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king’s business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.

(Some may argue that it isn’t clear that this is about the man of lawlessness, but I say it is clear because of vs. 23–latter times and transgressor come to fullness.

Take note of the clues:

  • Hw willl have a lot of power. 
  • He didn’t earn the power.
  • He will make decisions that are destructive and have good success at doing it. 
  • He will make decisions that will bind the Holy people. 
  • Through his policies he will craft interpreted trickery–deception, dupery, fraud to succeed. 
  • He will get puffed up and he will capture many through an illusion of peace. 
  • He stands up against Jesus, which will be his demise.)

Dan: 9: 25-27: Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26: And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27: And he shall confirm the covenant 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.

  •  (It’s for today–it says the Messiah. I believe the flood spoken of here is a flood of lies such as in Isa: 59: 19 . . . When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. With these lies the enemy will undermine the church. Till the end of the war between Christ and the anti-Christ there will be desolations. Refer to Jer: 11:30-35 
  •  He will bring about the signing of the peace treaty that will signify only seven years are left. Until Jesus comes to reign. 
  • In this peace treaty there will be an agreement to muffle Christians and Jews.    
  • Iniquity will abound until God pours out His wrath.)

Dan: 11:21-24: And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 22: And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. 23: And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people. 24: He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time. 

  • (He is a vile person. This means he looks good, but he has diabolical intentions.   
  • He doesn’t really qualify to reign, but he obtains the kingdom by flatteries. That is saying what the people want to hear. 
  • He will work deceitfully. This means he will not be what he claims to be and he will not do what he claimed he would do.  
  •  He gets the kingdom with the help of a small number of very influential people. 
  • He will spread the wealth around.   
  • He shall implement plans to break through the Christian strongholds.)

Dan: 11:36-39: And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 37: Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. 38: But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. 39: Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

  • (Not at first, but at a time when he thinks he is so powerful that he can’t be stopped, the man of lawlessness i.e. the anti-Christ will begin to openly do his thing. One thing he will do is begin to tell lies and slur God and Jesus. Probably in the order of what Dan Brown is doing.    
  • He will make his own rules and exult himself.    
  • It sounds to me like he will be promoting evolution–the god of forces. Or maybe it is Islam. If it’s evolution the riches will go to fight environmental issues and if its Islam it will go to win the holy war.)

Jn: 7:27: Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.

  •  (People will discuss where he might have come from.)

Lk: 7:19: And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

  • (People will wonder if he is who he looks like or not.)

Jn: 5:43-44: I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44: How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

  • (People will believe in him because they seek not the honour that comes from God. In other words he says what they want to hear, not what God wants to say.)

1Jn: 2:18-23: Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. 20: But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21: I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22: Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.23: Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

(This is where the man of lawlessness is known as the anti-Christ.

  • It is when he denies God and denies that Jesus is the Son of God come in the flesh.)

1Jn: 4:1-3: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2: Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

© Sylvia Huffnagle

Why Is This Happening? (14th in End-times Series)

June 11, 2010

Jer: 4:19-22: My bowels, my bowels!  I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. 20: Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.  21: How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?  22: For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

23-27: I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24: I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. 25: I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. 26: I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. 27: For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.

(God is grieved. Why? Because He had this cry recorded in Jeremiah to teach the church and to reveal the answer to this problem of unproductiveness and stagnation. I will show you His deliverance later. Let’s read on.)

28-31: For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it. 29: The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein. 30: And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do?  Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life. 31: For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now!  for my soul is wearied because of murderers.

(I am applying all this to the condition of the church and the world today. The church is, for the most part, no more effective in ministry than those trained for that purpose in the world. I’m saying we should be walking by faith in God not “do it yourself” programs. I’m saying we should be healed by the power of our super-natural God not by doctors and medicine. We should be able to lay hands on the sick and they should recover. We should be able to convey the power and majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ to a dying world and see many resurrected to new life. We should see confessing Christians living as new creatures in Christ Jesus.)

God says to us:

Jer: 5:1-2: Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it. 2: And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.

(I believe that is how God sees the church today. I know that He has a remnant that has not bowed their knee to Baal. I’m talking about the church that the world sees–the one that keeps dressing up to impress the world, but she is not clothed in the glory of the Lord and the beast is going to strip her naked.

But take heart for the prayer warriors are busy and they are travailing and the birth that God wants will take place.)

3-5: O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth?  thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return. 4: Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

5: I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

6-9: Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased. 7: How shall I pardon thee for this?  thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses. 8: They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour’s wife. 9: Shall I not visit for these things?  saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

10-13: Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD’s. 11: For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD.  12: They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:  13: And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

(God has had His prophets crying and exhorting the people to turn wholly to the Lord, but many leaders do not completely agreed with this evaluation. They assure the people that a few adjustments will make everything all right. But true Christianity is a radical about face. And those who are half-hearted are not empowered to walk by the spirit. This is why many have sincerely chosen to follow Jesus, but have followed man instead. Their lower nature still had enough power to sway their decisions and actions. This is the state of the church today.

This is why we can be described as baron and desolate as in Isa: 26:18: We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.)

What God says will happen to the whore:

Rev: 17:1: And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

Rev: 17:15: And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Rev: 17:16: And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

Rev: 19:2: For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

(The whore is all those who join the Babylonian way to thinking and living. Babylon is where the foolish, ungodly, and vain philosophers live. To remedy this situation, God is going to allow the beast to have his head for a season. He will strip the whore naked and at that time many will call upon the Lord in a true state of repentance and will be enabled to put on the wedding garment–Jesus Christ.)


14-17: Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. 15: Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say16: Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men. 17: And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.

18-24: Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make a full end with you. 19: And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us?  then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours. 20: Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying, 21: Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: 22: Fear ye not me?  saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? 23: But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. 24: Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

25-31: Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. 26: For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. 27: As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. 28: They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. 29: Shall I not visit for these things?  saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? 30: A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; 31: 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 thereof?

God’s remedy is:

Isa: 54:1-5: Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. 2: Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; 3: For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. 4: Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. 5: For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6-10: For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.7: For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 8: In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. 9: For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. 10: For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

11-17: O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. 12: And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. 13: And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. 14: In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. 15: Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. 16: Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.  This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

(Some will say; “There, you see, God promised the church peace and prosperity.” Yes, He did. And that’s what He intends to give her just as soon as she quits whoring around and receives a heart to be a chaste virgin unto the Lord. At that time, the wedding feast will take place.)

© Sylvia Huffnagle

The Saints Are Given Over (13th in End-times Series)

June 11, 2010

Dan: 7:1-3: In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. 2: Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.  3: And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

(The beasts are political powers or kingdoms.)

 Vs 4: The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

(The lion is considered the king of the jungle. An eagle can lock his wings and soar above the most violent of storms. This kingdom was a mighty conqueror and could soar above the storms of life. Sounds like the kingdom of God. Those who live in the kingdom of God can live as conquerors and can soar above the storms. But look what happened. Over time he lost his wings and his lion heart and became a mere man. This, I believe has happened to the church in general.

It happens when man forgets who God is. An emancipation has taken place and the authority has become the servant and the child has become the authority. Before Dr. Spock, parents were the authority in the home. Now children call the shots. This is what has happened in the church also. So called Christians are trying to use God to get what they want. The theme of today’s gospel is about what God wants to do for people. I heard a song today that told of God’s supply saying if you need this and that I will be whatever for you. It even said, “If you need a pillow, I’ll be your pillow.” We’re talking about God Almighty. Father!

I know that it is true that God loves us and wants to do many wonderful things for us, but I’ve got news–He can only do those wonderful things for those who are in right relationship with Him. He is Father. We are children. He is God. We are as helpless as sheep in His sight. Jesus never talked about the rewards without talking about the duties. When He talked about God’s part, He also talked about our part. A relationship has a part for each participator. Children must trust and obey, then Father can heap blessings on us.

When we get back into a place of repentance where we can have truth and understanding again we will be saved from ourselves. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Daniel prays that further on.)

Vs 5: And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

(The original interpretation was in terms of earthly kingdoms or empires and the one above was Babylon and this one Persia, but I have been given a spiritual interpretation as you can see and so we will not be talking about earthly kingdoms. We will relate this to what’s happening spiritually.

Because the lion-hearted became a mere man in his thinking–the church no longer operated super-naturally, the bear was able to devour a portion of God’s blessing to the church.)

Vs 6: After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

(The leopard, for the purpose of this article, represents subtleness. Subtly, teaching and understanding of the gospel changed. As a leopard can’t change its spots, the church could not change God’s gospel, but it changed. Instead of God’s way being the desire of the church, four desires emerged and came into power–a desire to be saved and serve God, but to serve mammon also, a desire to go to heaven, but to enjoy worldly pleasure while here, a desire to live a godly life, but think like the world, a desire to have God, but to be able to call the shots. The leopard subtly came into dominion.)

Vs 7-8: After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. 8: I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

(Because these things happened to the church, the beast (the anti-Christ) is coming into power. There is something that can be done. Let’s see what Daniel teaches.)

Vs 9-12: I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 10: A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. 11: I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. 12: As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

(This describes the God we should be serving. And this is what will happen to the beast and his followers. But before that happens the saints will be given over to the beast for a time. Let’s read on.)

Vs 13-14: I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14: And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Vs 15-18: I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16: I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this.  So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. 17: These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. 18: But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

(This is the final outcome–my God reigns! Rev: 17:14, 19:6 But more has to happen. Let’s look.)

Vs 19-20: Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; 20: And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

(This is where we’re at on God’s timetable right now.)

Vs 21-28: I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; 22: Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. 23: Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.  24: And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25: And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.  26: But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.  27: And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. 28: Hitherto is the end of the matter.  As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

(I said there was something we need to do. We’ll find out what that is in Chapter 9.)

Dan: 8:9-14: And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. 10: And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. 11: Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 12: And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. 13: Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 14: And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

(The anti-Christ spirit will prevail and the saints–that’s church people who have compromised the Word–will be deceived and join the anti-Christ. Those who stand their ground will be ridiculed and ignored. They will have no influence over the church or the world at that time. Rev: 13 also)

Dan: 9:1-2: In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; 2: In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

(The Chaldeans are the Babylonians and Revelation 17 and 18 foretell of spiritual Babylon’s fall.

Spiritual Babylon is all philosophy that is not from God. It’s Babbling. The church represented as the City of Peace here will be overrun with these subtle mutations of the truth for 70 years or the perfect number of years. That would be 70 years from its conception and that could be traced back to where the church first started to get along with the world.)

(This prayer of Daniel’s is what the church needs to pray in the fashion described in Joel. Call a solemn assembly. Drop everything and go to the house of prayer and cry out to God in agony of spirit.)

Vs 3-7: And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplication, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: 4: And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; 5: We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: 6: Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 7: O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

(Daniel addresses the downfall of God’s people–we are in this derision and confusion due to our own sin . . .)

8-14: O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. 9: To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; 10: Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. 11: Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.  12: And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. 13: As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.  14: Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

(The church is guilty of not obeying God’s Word. You may ask, “What Word?” Put on the full armor of God. Protect you heart for out of it are the issues of life. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God. You cannot serve God and mammon. You are not your own, you have been bought with a price. Be ye holy as He is holy. Need I go on?

Daniel says in verse 13: Yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth. That‘s what we need to pray at the solemn assembly. Daniel basically prayed: You are a God who keeps His covenants and we are in this confusion and derision due to our own sins. Please bring us to a place of repentance whereby we will be able to receive truth and understanding again.)

© Sylvia Huffnagle

Woe to the Foolish Prophets (12th in End-times Series)

June 4, 2010

Ezek: 13:1-2: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2: Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts,

(The foolish prophets I have in mind in this blog are those who address the church, but are speaking out of their own heart and understanding rather than from the written word and God’s Spirit. This article is intended to show the difference between God’s message and the dreamer.)

3-5: Hear ye the word of the LORD; 3: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! 4: O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. 5: Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

(The first thing the false prophets don’t do, which causes them to perceive God’s message wrongly, is that they are blind to the fact that the people don’t have on the full armor of God, yet they assure them that they are safe. God hates this. No one is safe unless they have on the full armor of God.)

6-9: They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. 7: Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken? 8: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD. 9: And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

(God is saying here, that because the teachers and preachers are not telling it like it is, they and all the people will not be able to go forward with Him. They will stay the same–not poured from one vessel to another. See what happened to Moab: Jer: 48:7-12: For because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together. 8: And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken. 9: Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein. 10: Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood. 11: Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed. 12: Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.)

10-16: Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:  11: Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it. 12: Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it? 13: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it. 14: So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 15: Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it; 16: To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.

(Notice that God calls it seducing His people when speakers assure them that it is well with them when it is not. People look at me funny when I call a spade a spade these days. People are used to beating around the bush and mellowing everything. He calls it building with weak materials. He is angry because His children’s houses are not ready for the storm.

Note what Jesus said in Matt: 7:24-28: Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26: And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28: And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

Here again today, the people are being assured of their well-being, yet they are not doing what Jesus taught.)

17-23: Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them, 18: And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls!  Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? 19: And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies? 20: Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly. 21: Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 22: Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life: 23: Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

(How does this apply to today? The pillows and kerchiefs imply the use of magic and there’s a lot of that going on as well as Christians paying attention to the Zodiac simply because they are not being taught that God hates divination. But I’m going to address the wily ways in which the gospel is presented in many cases today. Often people are told that all they have to do is what it says in Rom: 10:9-10 and they will be saved or they take John 3:16 and tell people that that is all there is to it in order to be saved.)

Let’s look at these verses:

Rom: 10: 9-10: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Jn: 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

(They tell people these things and then make the people who are proclaiming all of God’s word the bad guys. You know–Bible-thumpers–long-nosed finger pointers–legalist–super-Christians.

That’s how they are making the righteous sad and strengthening the arm of the wicked.

Those two verses are true, but they must be taken in context with all of scripture and therefore the truth is that if you believe Jesus is the Son of God and confess Him as Lord, you will act like it–if He is Lord, you will listen to what He teaches. If He has saved you–you have His Spirit living within you and you live your life led by it–Rom: 8.

Back to what God is saying here in Ezekiel, why is God so angry? Because when the gospel is mishandled, people only pay attention to some of what God has taught and therefore they are not equipped to overcome. When they do not overcome, they take others down with them and the number who are hurt by this practice or lack of it multiplies as fast as rabbits do. All the ills of the church and America can be traced to this mishandling of the gospel. God has given Christians everything they need to overcome. Church should be the place where they share every word of God and see that the people are fully equipped to overcome and to help others overcome.)

Matt: 4:3-4: And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4: But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

2Cor: 2:17: For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2Cor: 4:2: But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

© Sylvia Huffnagle

The Word of God (11th in End-times Series)

June 4, 2010

This is for all those who believe or were told that God is overlooking sin because of the blood.  Read this very carefully.  God tells us all through the Bible that he is doing away with sin and the sinner.  If you don’t get rid of sin by repenting of it now, God will deal with you as He says here:

Rev: 19:1-6:  And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:  For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand: And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Rev: 19:7-10:  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Rev: 19:11-16:  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Rev: 19:17-21:  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

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