Posted by: thebridegroomcomes | April 1, 2015

Moral Responsibility Re Impending Woes

Jerusalem's Destruction

If we see trouble coming, but we don’t warn others, the Tanakh says we are held accountable for their loss, Ezekiel 33:6. This concept is behind a warning that begs consideration now.

the sun shall be darkened and the moon turned into blood before the…day of the Lord,” Joel 2:31. The Hebrew word for “before” is paniym, means facing, or face to face, impending)

 

The “rare” solar eclipse on March 20’s equinox and the “blood moon” on the eve of Passover, April 4, marks the beginning of the biblical year with parallel timing to Exodus 12:2,7 when God designated the beginning of the year and two weeks later, Israel put blood on their doorposts, like God putting it on the moon.

Some say this is the beginning of a Sabbatical year. That’s not hard to imagine because that would mean 2008 was too, when an economic crash began.

“The day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, ‘Peace and safety‘ then sudden destruction comes upon them.” 1Thessalonians 5:2,3.

 

The nuclear talks are “Peace and safety.”  When the US, UK, China, France, Germany and Russia reflect a 12-year concern with 18 months of negotiations coming to a head this week, it fulfills this Bible sign, whether or not they all agree. 

The above text also says, “as travail on a woman with child.” That happened at Passover when Egypt birthed Israel as God’s “firstborn.” Exodus 4:22. But first-born implies another. The above signs support the day of the Lord as impending.

The day of the Lord” also brings “all nations against Jerusalem to battle. The houses rifled…the women ravished…half the city into captivity before the Lord goes forth to fight against those nations,” Zechariah 14:1-3.

Whether that is triggered by an earthquake [verse 5] or a nuclear event, or an overflowing of people is not clear. The New Testament [B’riyt Chadash ] quotes Y’shua as referring to Jerusalem “compassed with armies.” If I lived in Jerusalem, I would want to visit friends elsewhere for Passover.

Messianic Rabbi Jeff Weiss says, God has two houses and He will clean them both before He puts them together, a reference to Ezekiel 37:16,17,22.

Jews in Jerusalem may easily identify with the house of Judah, but the house of Israel, the northern tribes, established a false center of worship and got rid of God’s name, calling Him adonai (lord is the meaning of Baal, worshiped in Elijah’s day).

The Assyrians took them captive and they were scattered among the nations, some intermarrying with Christians and fleeing the papal oppression to freedom in the New World.

But as a New World Order directed by the UN looms, and the Bible projects difficulty of false worship that will be compelled, signaled by John Paul II’s “Dies Domino” in which he called for nations world-wide to honor Sunday, as Jews we should know it will be trouble again.

In that context, many Christians will see a compulsion to Sunday worship when they can’t buy or sell without compliance to the system as the mark of Rome (Revelation 13:14-17).

The apostle Paul, a law-keeper and Sabbatarian, said, If you are Y’shua’s, you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise [of land], Galatians 3:29.

In that context, the Promised Land of the covenant must accommodate Christians who accept the torah as well as Jews who accept Messiah.

This is the basis of the dry bones coming together and getting life, and of two sticks becoming one stick in Ezekiel 37:16,17,22.

This is an awesome thought for this Jew who looks forward to Aliyah.

Dr. Richard Ruhling is a physician who taught Health Science at Loma Linda University. In retirement, he’s greatest interest is Bible prophecy as reflected by one of his websites at http://IslamUSinProphecy.wordpress.com


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