Originally Posted January 26, 2014
God’s New Covenant (just as the Old) is broken only by its mortal parties to the second part not for one sin or ten thousand that are forgiven upon confession and repentance. It is broken by a persistent, unbelief driven return to the willful practice of sin in disobedience without repentance along with stubborn resistance to the convicting work of the Holy Spirit and church discipline as a de facto apostate (Isaiah 63:7-10; Jeremiah 7:21-27, 8:4-6; Acts 7:51; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 2 Corinthians 12:19-21; Philippians 3:17-19; 1 Timothy 5:6-15; Titus 1:10-16; Hebrews 3:7-13). It is also broken by willful and blatant apostasy (Jeremiah 2:1-13, 11:1-10; Matthew 10:16-33; 2 Timothy 2:11-13).
The deliberate apostate is immediately condemned (Luke 11:24-26; Galatians 1:6-9; Hebrews 6:4-8; 2 Peter 2:1-3, 18-22; Jude 4). In the case of both the de facto and willful apostate, the rejection of Christ and His once and for all sacrifice for sin leaves them with no other sacrifice or covenant. Also, God considers their rejection the unforgivable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit with no outcome but eternal destruction (Luke 12:8-10; Hebrews 10:26-39; 1 John 5:14-17). Truly, the Lord Jesus plainly warns prospective followers and parties to the second part of God’s New Covenant about His demand that they make Him their ‘“first love’” and declares His willingness to destroy those who will not (Luke 14:25-26; Revelation 2:1-5, NKJV). Therefore, let every professing Christian give full heed to Hebrews 3:14-19 as does the aspiring strong man of God. The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, “Who is on the Lord's side?”
Originally Posted January 19, 2014
In continuing to celebrate God’s New Covenant in the New Year, the Holy Spirit has led me to further discuss its terms and conditions. A covenant is a binding agreement between at least two parties. God is the Party of the first part to His New Covenant which He has taken the initiative to offer freely to men that will enter into it through faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ during this temporary season of grace. God being of perfectly trustworthy character, there is no doubt but that He for His part keeps His covenants and performs what He has promised as His Word also testifies (Deuteronomy 7:9-11; Nehemiah 1:1-7; Psalm 105:7-12; Daniel 9:1-8; Hebrews 6:13-18, 11:17-19, 13:20-21).
In the opening chapter of my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, the Holy Spirit leads me to present the second Person of the triune God, Jesus Christ, as the second Adam come to earth to rescue the fallen first Adam’s descendants (1 Corinthians 15:45-47; 1 Timothy 2:1-6)!1 As was biblically laid out in the March 2018 Blog Series, Behold The Man!, the Lord Jesus as the second Adam gave a perfect display of God’s vision and design of man made in the divine image and likeness.2 For as Man, He perfectly modeled the nature, visionary leadership, ambition, authority and strength of God with many other character traits and demeanor that fully pleased His Father.3
The Father did not send a second woman, but Adam--why? While women also display the masculine attributes of God, Christ came as the second Adam because the first Adam in completeness is the original, eternal creature (Genesis 2:7)!4 Adam stood by himself before God as the fullness of man the creature made in “the image and glory of God,” but woman is his glory deriving her existence from him (1 Corinthians 11:7-8, NKJV). God did not return to the dust to create a separate, independent creature and rival to man. To be his corresponding companion and helper, “Woman” was taken out of Adam, as this descriptive first name he gives her indicates and the apostle Paul plainly affirms (Genesis 2:18-24; 1 Corinthians 11:9, NKJV).
Even so, mortal woman is not less than, but equal to the man in person though, in authority, he stands ahead of her before God.5 Perfectly consistent with this, as the responsible federal head of mankind, God held Adam accountable for passing on sin to every soul that comes forth from his body (Romans 5:12). Thus, as James Brown rightly asserts in his famous song, this is a man’s world in terms of rank and responsibility, but since God created the earth to be inhabited, without a woman, it would be empty of mankind and nothing (Genesis 1:27-28, 3:20, 4:1-2, 25-5:5; Psalm 115:16; Isaiah 45:18; 1 Corinthians 11:11-12).6 This gives mortal woman immeasurable value to God and man!
However, since the second half of the 20th century, women declaring themselves feminists are among many other rebels that have decided to throw off what they consider the yoke of God and the instruction of His Word found in the Bible (Psalm 2:1-3). They reject any subordinate place under the first Adam through such deceit as “Evolution” and demand a form of equality that makes them so independent, they can murder their unborn without consequence. So, now, at this precise moment in the 21st century they stand at the pinnacle of their power and influence as represented by the Time’s Up Movement and pointedly articulated by Oprah Winfrey on a recent 2018 televised awards show.
Mixed in with its righteous call for an end to sexual harassment and pay inequality in the workplace, Time’s Up in its rhetoric seems to also be militantly threatening an overthrow end to the rule of men and replacement by women in presumed superiority.7 Here is where the evil hand and ruinous end game of Satan in the feminist movement clearly shows itself as I also wrote in a 2016 Mother’s Day post (Isaiah 14:12-15).8 For truly, according to God who wrote the script in His Word for how this all ends, these women are right that time is up; His wrath is near to be revealed at the Second Coming of His Son, Christ the second Adam He has appointed to rule and crush this world’s rebellion led then by two evil immortal men (Psalm 2:4-9; Ezekiel 7; Revelation 13, 19:11-20:3)!
This being so, since sinful, usurping women are not any better rulers than men, they should repent now and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ because His wrath is going to fall equally on all sinners (Psalm 2:10-12)! Indeed, Christ as the second Adam now stands before His Father as the first glorified immortal Man and federal Head of mankind. Like the mortal first Adam, He would have stood alone forever if there were to be no others like Him to come. But now, lined up behind Him by demonstrated faith and faithfulness are souls like Him in great number (1 Corinthians 15:48-49). Saved from wrath, they will be resurrected or translated and metamorphosed to immortal glory at His coming and command; reigning with Him on this earth and forever (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 2:25-29, 20:4-6)!
Also, because the second Adam is Lord and Judge, after His wrath, the end for all unrepentant human rebels is resurrection to immortality, judgment based on their works and eternal separation from God in the lake of fire with Satan and the two evil immortals who deceived them (Revelation 20:7-15). This is another of the urgent reasons I continue appealing to professed Christians in their churches to repent from embracing feminism that redefines and marginalizes men. Not only does this stronghold of deceit come from the evil genius of Satan to bind up prospective strong men of God in the image of Christ and plunder their spheres of governance and influence in this life (Matthew 12:29-30; 1 Timothy 4:1-2),9 but also to carry all of his captives away with him to eternal destruction!
So, then, the only ultimate beneficiary of feminism as a stronghold of deceit entrenched in many of the churches is Satan (Proverbs 14:12, 16:25). For while Christians are saved from wrath and Hell by faith in Christ going into salvation, is rebellion against God ever treated as an acceptable continuing work of faith anywhere in the Bible? The saved are those who persevere in their faith validated by its works of love motivated obedience and faithfulness to the end (Mark 13:13; John 14:15; Hebrews 3:7-19; James 2:14-26)! You cannot be a rebel feminist in any measure holding to its deceitful ideology in defiant disobedience to God’s Word and a faithful Christian simultaneously.10 The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, "Who is on the Lord's side?"
1The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics is available through all major internet booksellers, by order from your favorite brick and mortar bookstore and in the Strong Man
2 See the four blogs posted in March 2018 under the category, The Cause.
3 Read the July 6, 2014 post, Christ: Model Of Perfect Manhood!, under the category, Instruction and the three part Blog Series beginning January 29, 2017, Jesus, Son
Of Man under the category, The Cause.
4 A point of the biblical doctrine of man I have repeatedly made beginning in my book.
5 The apostle Paul’s teaching on men in general as God’s chosen leaders and fathers and husbands to women in particular, gives rise to his discussion of head cover-
ings for them as the “symbol of authority” respecting their respective heads when they pray or prophesy other than in private (1 Corinthians 11:2-16, NKJV).
6 The world in its rebellion can try to evade God’s use of “mankind” recognizing Adam as the first and patriarchal head of his kind by purposely using “humankind,” but
inescapably right in the middle of this term “man” is still present!
8 See the May 8, 2016 post, God A Sexist?, under the category, God’s Creatures.
9 Blogs that present the urgent need to restore men are posted July-September 2017.
10 Read all four of my September 2014 posts on the topic of obedience. It is nearly 2,000 years after the birth of the Church built up by sound, apostolic doctrine (1
Thessalonians 2:1-13). There is no excuse for any departure from the truth of God’s Word, but especially for that which is embodied in the clear deceit and in
God’s face willful rebellion of feminism against it, Him as the Author and the Man He has anointed to rule over mankind according to its eternal precepts. In the
Church’s infancy and before the canonization of New Testament Scripture, God may have been longsuffering with such sin (Hebrews 5:12-14). But not only are
professed Christians today as practicing feminists compromised and corrupted, they and their churches are no longer credible witnesses for Christ since their
rebellion against Him in step with the world is evident. It is also indefensible to God. Without repentance, therefore, their judgment as foretold apostates is just
(Philippians 3:17-19; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12; Titus 1:10-16; Hebrews 10:26-31)!
Hollywood loves turning loose out of place in time gigantic dinosaurs and other beasts into the cities and suburbs of the modern world to wreak havoc and destruction as terrified humanity runs for their lives to escape. And while God Almighty in no way compares to any beast of the earth past, present or of fallen man’s imagination, humanity in the 21st century world is just as unprepared for His unveiling in judgment as those of fiction are to the sudden appearance of out of place and time giant beasts. Nevertheless, Bible prophecy is very clear this world hostile to and in rebellion against God is near to experiencing His completely unexpected display of severe warning judgments and wrath!
Sadly, among those that are not prepared for God Almighty to again show His superior power in the earth are many that profess to be Christians. Ignoring the most significant sign God has given yet of what is coming, many still want to put the Day of the Lord off for possible thousands of years away or hide behind “that day and hour no one knows” which refers to specificity, not general times or why would the Lord command us to watch for signs He Himself gave (Mark 13:28-37, NKJV)? It is righteous to avoid confusion from way out speculation about the end times. But it seems many avoid the issue because it interferes with their carefully laid plans and preoccupation with this world!1
Can you speak thunder? The Lord Jesus can and whomever He enables among His servants (Revelation 10:1-4)! During the week leading up to Passover and His crucifixion, “certain Greeks” among the Jewish throngs sought to have an audience with the Lord. Though He did not meet with them, He plainly took their desire for an audience to be prophetically significant as it concerned His glory, fruit of His crucifixion and perpetual requirements to be His disciple as He spoke to Andrew and Philip who were attempting to arrange the meeting (John 12:20-26, NKJV). Squaring up with His crucifixion again, the Lord then speaks of it as His disturbing, but unavoidable approaching reality and concludes it was for that experience He had come to the moment (John 12:27).
Honoring His Father who had assigned Him the cross, the Lord Jesus exclaimed, ‘“Father, glorify Your name.’” Immediately the Father replied, ‘“I have both glorified it and will glorify it again,’” (John 12:28, NKJV). The people standing by heard the Father and “said it had thundered;” some thought the thunder was an angel speaking to him. Jesus said the voice (and very importantly, the words) of His Father was not for His sake, but the people present (John 12:29-30, NKJV). And why? The Lord says, ‘“Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself,’” (John 12:31-32, NKJV).
The Father would be glorified a second time in the earth by the atoning death of His Son, Jesus Christ, for the sins of the world (John 1:29-34). While delivering all (Jew and Gentile) that look to His sacrifice for salvation through faith, it also certifies the judgment of the rejecting remainder (John 3:14-21). Also, finally, in the aftermath of Christ’s triumphant sacrifice Satan, the ruler of this world, will be deposed and eternally banished (Colossians 2:13-15; 1 John 5:19; Revelation 20:7-10). Now, if all of this from Christ’s sacrifice constitutes a second time the Father is glorified, then, when was the first time? Wasn’t it His mighty deliverance of Israel from slavery in Egypt?2
God Almighty came down from Heaven to deliver Israel from bondage to Egypt about the midpoint of the 15th century B.C. (Exodus 3-14). With the rod of Moses the Lord strong and mighty suddenly visited and brought plagues upon Egypt representing the modern world of its time because Pharaoh, their ruler, would not let God’s people He came to deliver go. By the time the Lord was finished Egypt was destroyed; Pharaoh who claimed to be a god and all of the rest of Egypt’s gods (demons) were humiliated in defeat (Exodus 7:3-5, 10:7, 14:1-9, 21-30). The fame of the Lord went throughout the earth from that day and remains among all mankind that have heard of what He did to Egypt on behalf of Israel; to deliver them from bondage with mighty signs and wonders in judgment.
So, now, Israel is back in her land after nearly 1,900 years of dispersion throughout the earth by divine decree as foretold by the prophets beginning with Moses (Deuteronomy 28:15-68, 31:14-29; Hosea 3, 5:8-15). Many are returning to the land as God’s preparation for both His final punishment and deliverance of the Jewish people. Indeed, as foretold by the Lord through His prophets, as Judah returned from exile and rebuilt the Temple and Jerusalem beginning in the 6th century B.C., so, those presently in the land are doing the same, but in reverse order. Opposition exponentially greater (involving global hostilities) to what was faced by Jews building the second Temple faces those that would build a third (Ezra 1, 3-4:24). Yet, they have to and will--the Temple is part of their identification with God.3
In the days leading up to and during building the Temple according to the Lord’s specifications (Ezekiel 40-43:12), He will begin to finish bringing glory to Himself again in the cause of delivering Israel this time in the sight of this whole 21st century earth. After sealing His chosen Jewish remnant (Revelation 7:1-8), God will suddenly display His unmistakable wonders in mighty warning judgments (Revelation 8-9). After this will come Satan’s last stand before Christ returns, God’s final exam, Israel’s travail and “great tribulation” that spreads to the whole world (Mark 13:14-23; Revelation 11:1-14, 12:1-14:13, NKJV). Then, following as foretold, God will unleash His full wrath inaugurating the Day of the Lord that also features the Second Coming of Christ to lead the charge.
This unique Day of the Lord delivers remnant Jews and Christians, judges this world and overcomes all kingdoms including Satan’s (Isaiah 13:6-13; Zechariah 12:1-9, 14:1-7, 12-15; Mark 13:24-27; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-10; Revelation 11:15-19, 16, 19:11-20:3). Just as He brought Israel out of Egypt, God Almighty will triumphantly bring all of the chosen, surviving remnant of His people back to the land in that Day from all over the earth to see Him in glory. They will turn to Christ as foretold (Isaiah 10:20-23, 11:11-16; Jeremiah 30:1-9, 31:1-9; Ezekiel 39:21-29; Hosea 6:1-3; Zechariah 12:10-13:1; Romans 11:1-29).4 This present world will never be the same again. The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, "Who is on the Lord's side?"
1 Faithful and true disciples of Jesus Christ live in this world to please Him and do His will which is the heart of every aspiring strong man and great woman of God in
His image (Mark 8:31-38; Luke 9:57-62; 1 John 2:15-17). Learn more in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics available in print or digital download for-
mats at major internet booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBooks.com and Apple (digital only). You can also get the Hard or Soft Cover print ver-
sions of the book in the Strong Man Store.
2 Read the July 30-Sept 3, 2017 six-part series and especially part five, Restoring Men In The Two Minute Drill, under the category, Bible Prophecy as additional back-
ground information for this post.
3 This is another reason putting end time events off for even hundreds of years from now is not sound. Truly, the Jews mournfully commemorate the exact day both the
first and second Temples were respectively destroyed (which amazingly are the same--only God!) by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. and the Romans in 70 A.D. on an
occasion called Tisha B’Av--The Fast Of The Fifth Month (see The Feasts of the Lord, Kevin Howard and Marvin Rosenthal, Thomas Nelson Inc., Nashville 1997,
151-157). The devout not only grieve the loss and lack of a Temple, but most assuredly will not let the 2,000 year anniversary of the second Temple’s destruction
looming ahead this century pass without notice as many make preparation for a third to be built (Ezra 5-6; https://www.templeinstitute.org/main.htm). This should not
surprise faithful Christians since as He did with the second Temple, the Lord stirs up the hearts of the people nearing 100 years back in the land also this century
(Haggai 1:1-2:9)! Thus too, as it was with Pharaoh who God demanded to let His people go forth to worship Him, so, with Satan through his human vessels among
the Gentile nations and finally, the one who becomes Antichrist, God will demand through Jewish leaders what He similarly spoke to me writing in a former post: “Let
My people worship Me in the house I have commanded them to build Me,” (see footnote 2).
4 See the June 12, 2016 post, The Day Of Israel’s Comfort, under the category, Bible Prophecy.
In my April 8, 2018 post, The Second Adam Rules And Judges under the categories Call To Repent and Bible Prophecy, I declared mortal woman has “immeasurable value to God and man!” This post will briefly explore mortal woman’s value to God, while her value to men will be dealt with in the next. In the first place, mortal woman shares equal, eternal soul existence and choice of destiny with her male counterpart.1 As the Lord has had me repeatedly proclaim, He created mortal woman as a companion and helper to man in being a wife and mother. In this mortal age she has no greater purpose in the divine plan and purposes than these two temporary roles and responsibilities.
Indeed, in accord with the divine will, woman took away man’s aloneness both as the sole creature of his kind and one that was purposely designed in the image and likeness of God to enjoy relationship (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:18-25; John 1:1-2, 10:30-39). She was the perfect companion to man because she corresponded to him in every way; having been taken out of him. The intimacy of marital relationship between the man and his wife was designed by God to be of the spirit, soul and body where they could physically join together. It is out of their sexual intimacy that the woman became the man’s greatest tangible help in bringing forth more of their kind in procreation.
In living on purpose to please God and do His will as a wife and mother of faith in all submission to Him, many women throughout history have made themselves great in His sight! 2 As I write in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, Eve, for example, may have recovered to be this kind of woman after her initial usurpation of her husband and disobedience.3 There is no record of any other similar acts on her part anywhere in the Bible. However, her submission to her husband’s headship is apparent in offering no objection whatsoever to his giving her a name that fully defined the second of her priority roles and responsibilities (Genesis 3:20).
Eve also willingly gave herself to her husband in sexual intimacy to fulfill becoming a mother many times over even with the divine imposed heightened pain as a penalty for her sin. And after the murder of her second born son, Abel, she with humble and respectful attitude toward God seems to have sought and acknowledged receiving his replacement from Him (Genesis 4:1-8, 25). This quietly submissive, more humble and respectful Eve toward God and her husband is what the Lord wills and blesses in a woman that professes to know Him as seen throughout the Bible and plainly taught by the apostles (Proverbs 19:13, 21:9, 19, 25:24; 1 Timothy 2:8-15; 1 Peter 3:1-6).
Truly, to this hour no man or woman since Eve has come to be on the earth except through the womb of a woman! And with His prophetic utterance to “the serpent” concerning the woman’s “Seed,” God has continuously highlighted this important value of mortal woman to Him (Genesis 3:15, NKJV). For select women in history written about in the Bible, God has also wondrously opened their wombs that had been closed by Him to bring forth men of greatness. For example, in their old ages Sarah conceived with husband, Abraham and gave birth to Isaac, while Elizabeth bore John the Baptist after conceiving with her husband, Zacharias (Genesis 17:1-22, 21:1-7; Luke 1:5-25, 57-66).
However, the Lord did His most amazing miracle through the womb of a woman in causing a virgin, Mary of Nazareth, Israel, to conceive by means of the Holy Spirit’s power alone; bringing forth the promised Seed and second Adam, Jesus Christ, who grew up to victoriously fulfill what was foretold of Him in Eden (Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-24; Galatians 3:26-4:7, Colossians 2:11-15). What should be to no one’s surprise, Mary serves as the perpetual example of the woman God favors in her sexual purity before marriage, humility, respectful demeanor and quiet submission, though, she and Elizabeth cut up good rejoicing together in God (Luke 1:39-56)!4 To such women and lesser, God has shown Himself gracious and a fierce Deliverer (Genesis 21:8-21; Psalm 68:5-6; Luke 8:1-3).
Beyond their wombs, God has also used godly women to carry out His purposes in other ways. For example, the Bible’s Book Of Esther does not give her mother’s name, but it tells us the father of beautiful Hadassah called Esther was Abihail, and that she had been raised by relative, Mordecai, after both her parents died (Esther 2:5-7, 15). In the providence of God, humble and submissive Esther was chosen to be queen by Persian king Ahasuerus after his first queen, Vashti, displaying the spirit of modern day feminism rebelled against him. Not by being demanding, hostile or aggressive, but submissive to God first and then her husband, Esther saved her people from a genocidal plot. The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, "Who is on the Lord's side?"
1 As with men, God has given women the choice of eternal life and immortal glory through repentance and faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ or rejecting it, eternal
separation from Him in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15).
2 The newest Strong Man Of God Audio Resource, Great Woman Of God Mothers, is an expository message focusing on Christian women as wives and mothers I
was blessed of the Lord to proclaim now available in the Strong Man Store. Listen to the sample provided.
3 My book is available through all major internet booksellers, by order from your favorite brick and mortar bookstore and in the Strong Man Store.
4 There is no contradiction here in typically having a quietly submissive demeanor and becoming loud as moved by the Holy Spirit in worshipping God! I am pleased to
be from among a people whose godly women are known for loud worship. This is different from normally being loud-mouthed, pushy and domineering in which Mary
again is the perfect counter in her example as the mother of Jesus after His ascension to glory (Acts 1:12-26).
Restoration of the Kingdom of God on earth at Christ’s coming and victory at Jerusalem is only the initial roll out of the promised and long awaited “restoration of all things” the apostle Peter speaks of during his second sermon to fellow Jews after Pentecost (Acts 3:18-21, NKJV). As he attests, restoration of Israel as a sovereign nation and kingdom led by Christ, Son of David along with all creation is the prophetic future theme of the Old Testament (Isaiah 49:8-26; Amos 9:11-12; Acts 3:22-26); a theme the Lord Jesus never refutes, though, He redirects concern about the timing of fulfillment to the present Kingdom priority of restoring men (Matthew 17:11, 19:27-30; Acts 1:4-8).
The restoration cause of God in Christ has focused on man first as the object of His love, grace, mercy and plan for him to rule as His highest creature. The physical universe has held a secondary, subordinate priority place in the restoration work of God even though it came to be ahead of man (Genesis 1:1-26). This is because the heavens and earth exist for man and is his as a dominion. He is, therefore, preeminent in the creation! As a result, man’s fall into sin negatively affected and brought death to the creation (Genesis 3:17-19). But God sent Christ a second Adam to save the willing and restore man’s rule with the physical creation (Colossians 1:9-23; Hebrews 2:5-9).
Thus, restoration of willing mankind from this present age in Christ is completed first at His Second Coming (Romans 8:14-23; 1 Corinthians 15:50-57)! Then, beginning at Jerusalem He will restore the whole land of Israel (Joel 3:18; Zechariah 14:8). All the land will be purified by the burning of weapons and burial of all the world’s armies slain by the Lord in the war for the city and land; those not buried will have been eaten by birds and animals (Ezekiel 39:9-20; Revelation 19:17-21). As promised by God, Jerusalem, its Temple and the land will be restored with people, beauty, bounty, order and the divinely ordained borders (Isaiah 60:1-18, 61:4; Ezekiel 39:21-48:35; Zechariah 8:1-15).
In all the rest of the earth (not excepted by divine decree) new mountains and valleys will appear; salt and fresh waters along with their creatures will be regenerated. Deserts will bloom; the winds and rain will cleanse and restore the atmosphere. Seedlings and the green grass will sprout; birds, flying and other insects will again delight in their natural habitats to include forests with lush vegetation. Ecosystems will function in perfect order and balance in the Day of the Lord and the earth yield her abundant crops in season (Isaiah 35; Joel 2:18-27). The darkened heavens will be uncovered and once more declare God’s glory (Isaiah 13:9-10; Ezekiel 32:7-8; Malachi 4:1-3)!
The Lord as King will uphold His Word and judge among the nations that survive God’s wrath and His coming (Zephaniah 2:4-10; Matthew 25:31-46). There will be no other gods or religions since all demons are on lockdown. The Lord alone will be worshipped (Psalm 22:27-29, 86:9-10; Zephaniah 2:11; Revelation 15:3-4, 20:1-3)! All of the Lord’s spiritual, moral and ethical instruction along with law and order informed by His Ten Commandments will be restored. Mortal life expectancy will be restored for the obedient; premature decay will show in the sinner’s body (Isaiah 65:20-22). Justice will not be delayed and judgment of the rebel wicked occurs quickly (Malachi 3:5).
Hallelujah! This day of rebellion against God is shortly coming to its end! For the Day of the Lord will also restore His design, order and purposes of mortal mankind! There will be no more male and female confusion. Marriage until death between a man as head and his female wife will be restored as the Lord instituted in Eden. Married fathers will act responsibly. The sanctity of life will be upheld and mothers will no longer murder their unborn. Indeed, all women will desire and submit to the Lord’s purpose and blessing for them to bear children in abundance (Isaiah 65:23; Jeremiah 30:18-20; Ezekiel 36:37). Respect for and submission of children to their parents will be restored and families will prosper under the Lord’s reign (Isaiah 51:3; Amos 9:13-15; Micah 4:4).1
Professed Christians and their churches across the earth are now supposed to be faithfully upholding the will, way and Word of God as it is written; the restored Kingdom reality under Christ in that Day very near. But because many are false, love or fear this present world governed by Satan more than the Lord, they are “falling away” from Him and the truth as foretold (2 Thessalonians 2:3a, NKJV)! In joyfully declaring and longing for Christ’s restoration of all things, I am not angry with or hating anyone. However, I declare what is certain concerning the reign of the Lord in accord with His eternal Word (Psalm 111:7-8, 119:89; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33)! The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, “Who is on the Lord's side?”
1 Truly, the Lord’s restoration in that Day will vindicate everything I was led by Him to write in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics concerning what a man is
and does! Since it is all like that, I urge you to get your copy now in the Strong Man Store to know what is bound up in the Lord’s will to restore men and their families.
‘“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!’” says your God. ‘“Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins,’” (Isaiah 40:1-2, NKJV). The glorious Second Coming of Jesus Christ is tied in very important part to the divine promise to deliver and comfort remnant Jews in Israel and scattered over the face of the earth after all of their many centuries of travail at the Lord’s hand for sin (Isaiah 40:3-5, 9-11; Jeremiah 30:10-11). For bound up in the second phase of Christ’s work from the Father is His awesome coming for vengeance and the comfort of His people (Isaiah 61:1-2; Matthew 5:4).
In the soon coming day of Israel’s comfort by the Lord, it will have been thoroughly fulfilled what was first written by Moses that He “will judge His people,” (Deuteronomy 32:36a, NKJV). In lieu of annihilation for transgression, sin and iniquity--as was done to many similarly guilty nations--to include instigating the death of their King (Zephaniah 3:1-7; Matthew 27:11-26), the Lord destroyed Jerusalem and the temple and scattered the people to the four winds in AD 70 as double punishment (Jeremiah 30:12-15; Hosea 3:1-5, 5:8-15). With all of the foretold horrors of suffering that followed, yearning for the land of Zion continued until the Lord in step with His prophetic Word at the turn of the 20th century began to show He was again hearing Israel’s cry (Psalm 44, 74, 79, 80, 106:40-48).
After two world wars, the victorious nations in pity for unspeakable Jewish suffering consented to accept the formal creation of a Jewish State, even Israel on May 14, 1948. Immediately, the new nation was at war and against all odds prevailed in it and the several that have followed (Isaiah 66:5-9). However, scattered Israel’s troubles and sorrows as double punishment from the Lord are not yet over. In the buildup to the time of “Jacob’s trouble” looming large ahead in which out of fear of Him the nations will permit the temple to be rebuilt, God alone will prevail for His people (Jeremiah 30:4-9; Revelation 7:1-8, 8-11:2). When their strength is gone and there is no hope, then my God in compassion shall again act to deliver Israel (Deuteronomy 32:36; Psalm 46; Jeremiah 30:16-24).
Why does God do this for Israel? Is it not because God is a God of grace and mercy and they are His chosen people that He loves with an everlasting love; gathering them back to Himself in the land of promise (Deuteronomy 7:6-11; Isaiah 41:8-16, 43:1-13, 49:14-21, 51:1-16; Jeremiah 31; Romans 11:1-10)? The Lord will come down from Heaven before every eye to deliver His people, the remnant of Israel and comfort them with grace and forgiveness in all of their mourning especially over what their 1st century forefathers did to Him and their own unbelief (Psalm 18:1-17; Isaiah 51:17-52:10, 66:10-17; Micah 7:14-20; Zechariah 12:10-13:1, 7-9). Immediately, the Lord will also summon the remaining scattered Jews to Him in Israel (Isaiah 11:11-14; Zephaniah 3:8-13).
They will come weeping and singing for joy from the four corners of the earth to which they were scattered with the Lord’s power on display to help them (Isaiah 11:15-16, 35, 49:8-13; Micah 4:1-8). Some will be assisted by surviving Gentiles who also rejoice with them in this latest and last foretold turnabout in one of the greatest love stories in the history of the world; God and Israel, reconciled in and by Christ forever (Isaiah 49:22-26)! When they are all gathered to the Lord in the land, then He shall heal and restore them completely as part of His comfort; giving them “beauty for ashes,” joy in the Holy Spirit for mourning and new clothes of praise (Isaiah 61:3; Zechariah 8:1-8, NKJV)!
The redeemed sons of Jacob shall also set about under the leadership of Christ their King to “rebuild the old ruins,” “raise up the former desolations,” “repair the ruined cities” and enjoy all of the many blessings He shall bestow upon them as they move forward in their divinely ordained eternal comfort (Isaiah 61:4-9; Zephaniah 3:14-20, NKJV). Finally, they will live in the peace and security they have longed for; peace and security only the Almighty God can provide (Jeremiah 23:5-8; Ezekiel 28:24-26, 34:25-31)! They, for their part will overflow with continuing joy in Christ their King and the blessings of righteousness bestowed on them by the Father before all nations (Isaiah 61:10-11; Ezekiel 39:21-29).
Now, in these latter days it is important that faithful Christians stand for support with unredeemed Israel in their ancient land and scattered over the earth in accord with the working of God. Understanding though, that only a tiny, elect, mortal remnant will see Christ come, it is of the greatest importance to facilitate the proclamation of the Gospel to them especially by their own redeemed, messianic brethren so that many will be saved. For indeed, the visible vindication and comfort of the saints composed of multitudes of Jews and Gentiles made righteous in Christ by faith and resurrected to immortal glory at His appearing will coalesce with all of God’s foretold promises of comfort to that surviving, mortal remnant of Israel (Romans 11:11-15)!
Israel is forever the natural branches of the olive tree God planted and He comes to deliver that we Gentiles in certain number He knows are grafted into. To see it any other way is blatant arrogance and damnable heresy (Romans 11:16-29). The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, “Who is on the Lord’s side?”
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