Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return

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Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return

“Come out of her, My people, that you not partake of her sins, and so that you receive not of her plagues; for her sins have reached unto heaven,
and Elohim has remembered her iniquities”
(Revelation 18:4-5 ENB).

Dearest Brethren;

I wholeheartedly pray that this letter finds you prospering in the peace, joy and love of our Messiah, Master and King; Yehoshua, the Lamb of Elohim.  Although the ranting of the false prophets and false teachers is becoming increasingly boisterous and rebellious, I pray that Yehoshua continues to guide you in His truth, and that your heart remains steadfast in the midst of this spiritual battle.

This is not the time to grow faint, beloved, contrary to the apostasy we see about us, now is the time for our work to increase!

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Maintain the Vigil:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Maintain the Vigil:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return  Throughout the writing of The Letters, we have cried out in defense of the Gospel, and fervently fought for the Glory of Yehoshua ha Mashiach.
Example  We have sounded the alarm regarding the reality and fullness of the spiritual warfare that is raging for the souls of humanity,
Example  And we have fought for (and repeatedly attempted to prove) the Inerrancy of Scripture, as well as its relevance to today’s life.
Example  Along with all these things though, we have also been persistent in our message to the Ekklesia, pleading for faithful obedience and discipleship,

Example  And we have consistently called for the Body of Yehoshua to come OUT of Babylon and into the glorious light of Elohim.

As we approach the period of the latter days, therefore, the intensity and volume of our call must also increase.  The vigil must be maintained!

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - The Gospel:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – The Gospel:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - The Gospel:  The Gospel of Messiah Yehoshua is one of love, forgiveness, mercy and compassion – through His deliverance.  But the Gospel of Yehoshua is also one of repentance, obedience and discipleship – through His Mastership in our lives.
Example  We cannot enjoy deliverance through Yehoshua, however, without also submitting unto His Mastership as well.
Example  Although we can do nothing to add to His sacrifice on our behalf, we who would confess Him as Messiah; we who claim deliverance through His blood, must also bear the fruit of His Spirit in our daily lives, as His faithful Bride!

This letter, therefore, entitled “The Signs of Messiah’s Return” is a message intended to awaken sleeping souls, while encouraging every brother and sister who is currently involved in the spiritual battle of these days.

We are rapidly drawing near to that period of Great Tribulation.  The events taking place in our world today are very clear signs that His return is nearing.  It is my sincerest prayer that our Master will richly bless His children through this message:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Have You Ever Wondered?

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Have You Ever Wondered?

“And Yehoshua went out, departing from the temple, and His disciples came, showing Him the building of the temple. And Yehoshua said to them, ‘Do you not see all these things? Amen I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be destroyed.’  And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him in private, asking, ‘Tell us when these things shall be; and every miracle of Your coming, and of the end of the age'” (Matthew 24:1-3 ENB).

Have You Ever Wondered?  Brethren, why did the thoughts of the Disciple’s turn to the end of the age when Yehoshua spoke thus of the temple?
Example  In looking at the passage, it is not openly indicated in any way that He was talking about the end of time when He uttered these words to them, but that is precisely what they understood Him to be discussing.
Example  And if the first century Disciples understood His message to be directed toward the end of the age, shouldn’t we be studying His message in that same light?

As I pondered these things, I began to pray about this passage – and I began to ask, “Father, what message is hidden here for us? What encouragement can we find TODAY in Yehoshua’s response to His Disciples, as He spoke of these things? After all, if we are the end time Ekklesia, shouldn’t we understand the signs of our Messiah’s return? Shouldn’t we know what to look for as we prepare for Yehoshua’s return?”

I believed we were to know these things, so I prayed about The Signs of our Messiah’s Return, and I sought His revelation.  The message contained in this letter is the response I received.

Enlightening, Encouraging & Empowering:

Personally, I do not consider this to be a profound writing.  Significant, maybe, but – I will leave it to our King and The Holy Spirit to determine its value, and for you to ponder its personal worth to you.  My sincere prayer today, therefore, is that you find this message enlightening, encouraging and empowering, because that is the intent in which it is written…

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Babylon Exposed:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Babylon Exposed:

Yehoshua said, “There shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be destroyed”.  Do you suppose the Master was referring only to the temple in Jerusalem when He uttered those words?

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Babylon Exposed:  As I considered the fullness of Scripture, and as I pondered history, especially as it relates to the Temple buildings and the period of tribulation that draws near, I saw this passage literally, metaphorically and symbolically, because, I believe,  that is precisely how it is intended to be seen.

Literally  Literally speaking, most of the Temple is already gone; as He knew it would.  The remaining stones and/or foundation will follow, just as every other stone in the world will follow.  But what else was our Master showing us that day? What else did He want for us to see in His message? There had to be more, otherwise the disciples would not have been as inquisitive.

Metaphorically  Metaphorically, Yehoshua’s message, being extremely prophetic, was also talking about tearing down Babylon; talking about the destruction of the great harlot!

Babylon is exposed throughout The Letters, but for a very quick refresher, please read: Isaiyeh 13, 14 and 48, and Yeremiyeh 27 and 50-52.

Babylon, the great harlot of the end of the age, is the metaphoric structure that Yehoshua was speaking of destroying on that day in Jerusalem.

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Babylon Exposed:  And in case the passages above do not make Babylon’s identity extremely clear, let it be known that the great harlot Babylon, represents every false teaching, every false doctrine, every false religion, every false idol and every false god (false ‘el’) within this world.

Metaphorically  Babylon is every teaching that distracts from the true Gospel of Yehoshua the Messiah.
Metaphorically  Babylon is every doctrine of mankind that turns souls away from the Gospel of the loving Lamb of Elohim.
Metaphorically  And the great harlot Babylon represents every religion that teaches any belief other than Yehoshua crucified for our sins, and our oneness with Him through our confession of faith, repentance from sin, and life of obedience unto Him.

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Babylon Exposed:  In Matthew 24, and elsewhere throughout Scripture, Yehoshua is telling us that HE will crush every humanist edifice that man has built for themselves, and that HE will insure that every false doctrine and every false teaching will be exposed and denounced – openly and publicly.

In other words, He is telling us that He will literally rip apart the structured (and unstructured) religions that humanity has erected, while exposing everything those false religions represent.  We will look at the passages significant to these events momentarily, but what we need to see now is that Yehoshua is going to do these things during our time!

Metaphorically  These things must be done soon, actually, because the great harlot Babylon is what is holding His children in bondage today.
Metaphorically  Babylon is hindering His children from “seeing” their signs, knowing the Truth, and entering into His Kingdom.  And because of these things, their exposure and destruction is essential.

The birth pangs we are about to witness and experience are Elohim’s way of gaining the full attention of everyone ensnared within Babylon, so that the true Gospel of Messiah may be taught once again before the end of the age.

The approaching birth pangs are intended to shock His complacent and apostate children from their sleep, so that they will open their eyes, ears and hearts unto Him, and discover once again the true and ONLY path leading to the Kingdom of Elohim.

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Babylon Exposed:  That true and only path, by the way, is:

Yehoshua: Brutally Scourged & Tortured, and Barbarically Crucified –
FOR OUR SINS! 

Yes, beloved, Yehoshua: Messiah, Master and King!

The Signs of our Messiah’s return, therefore, are the beginning of the end of this age, and that which will be the starting of His millennial reign.  Then comes the Kingdom of Heaven – and the beginning of our eternal existence with Him and our Heavenly Father.

The Birth Pangs are in between this time and His reign, and tribulation is now upon us!

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Signs of The Times:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – The Signs:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - False Prophets  Elohim has warned His children that many will come in His name, “misleading even the elect”.  The false prophets, false teachers and false religionists of our day have been very successful in turning the children of Elohim away from their One True Master!

But every phony representative of the Truth is about to be toppled, and this toppling will come through a wondrous moving of The Holy Spirit.  The Ekklesia is about to be awakened, but not without a fight!

Metaphoric Example  The wars and rumors of wars discussed in Matthew 24 refer to wars that have been, wars that are occurring right now, and wars that are about to be fought for the true Gospel of Messiah Yehoshua.  And these wars have all been physical and spiritual.

The false prophets, false teachers and false religionists of the world, including the anti-messiah, are about to enter into a final war with Elohim, for control and “mastership” of this creation – including ALL of HUMANITY.  But that is not yet the end.

Example  Listen to what The Holy Spirit said in Matthew 24:
nugget “For nation shall rise against nation” – Peoples against Peoples.
nugget “And kingdom against kingdom” – The kingdom of Elohim vs the kingdom of Satan’s rule in this World.
nugget “And there shall be famines and pestilences” – This must be interpreted literally, metaphorically and spiritually (meaning starvation for food, as well as starvation for hearing the truth of Elohim’s Word).  And pestilence (deadly and violent epidemics and pandemics) will accompany these events.
nugget “And earthquakes” – When Elohim is moved to anger, His vengeance is often shown through the movement of the earth – and through the movement of His Holy Spirit (in and through His elect) over the earth.  We are already experiencing both!
Metaphoric Example  These earthquakes will multiply and magnify GREATLY, as time progresses…
nugget “All these are only the beginning of the pain” – The process of child delivery begins with faint pangs, and with each movement the pain intensifies.  And so shall be the deliverance of All Creation and Created, BACK unto Yehoshua…
nugget “Then they shall deliver you up to persecution” – The accusers who are in the world, and who are part of the worldly religious and political systems, will persecute the righteous children of Elohim, just as their father, Satan, accused our Master, Messiah and King at the time of His walk amongst us!
Metaphoric Example  This passage, however, also speaks directly to the Snatching (rapture) issue, and cannot be ignored by those who profess what is an impossible and Scripturally deviant pre-tribulation ‘rapture’ theology…  (More on this tribulation matter in a moment, because YEHOWAH continued by saying),
nugget “And shall put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” – His Chosen and Faithful will be hated, persecuted and martyred for their faithfulness and adherence to the Word of Elohim.
Metaphoric Example  There is no pre-tribulation (rapture) in this, is there? He then added:
nugget “And then shall many become apostate, and shall betray one another and shall hate one another” – The unprepared souls, who are currently abiding within the ranks of Babylon, will either fall away from every pretense of faith, and act in accord with their brother Judas, betraying the faithful children of Elohim, OR, they will finally discover (through an outpouring of grace from our Father in Heaven) the full Deliverance and Mastership of Messiah Yehoshua.
Example  Again, absolutely NO Pre-Tribulation exodus in this Word either!

Those who remain faithless will faint with fear for what is about to come upon them, while those whose ears, eyes and hearts are opened unto Yehoshua, NOW, will find the fullness of His Deliverance.
Metaphoric Example  In finding and proclaiming their deliverance in the last days, you must know that many of these beloved children of Yehoshua will also be surrendering their lives in the process.
Metaphoric Example  Responding to the upward call of Elohim during the tribulation period, will be glorious (and joyous), to be sure, but persecution and ultimately, martyrdom, will increase.

Isn’t that what we just read? “Then they shall deliver you up to persecution, and shall put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name’s sake” (ENB)…  Praise be unto our Elohim, beloved, for “Greater is He who is in us, than he who is in this world”.

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Put On, Take Up & Stand Firm:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Put On, Take Up & Stand Firm:

nugget “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Master, and in the power of His might put on the full armor of Elohim, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenlies.  Therefore, take up the full armor of Elohim, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.  Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, take up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish the flaming missiles of the evil one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of The Holy Spirit, which is the Word of Elohim.  With all prayer and supplication, pray at all times in The Holy Spirit, and with this in view, keep watch with all perseverance and supplication on behalf of all the saints (Ephesians 6:10-18 ENB).”

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Lack of Preparation  There is a profound lack of preparation in the hearts of the majority of people today – for the hardships and difficulties to come.  Too many supposed ‘christians’ have never been led to understand the commands (and POWER) of Ephesians 6:10-18, which is a direct reflection of the famine for Elohim’s Word throughout the world.

Example  We began our ministry in Letter 1 with a teaching on this very passage, because it is so significant to comprehending our deliverance, as well as to implementing the discipleship role today.
Example  There is an utter lack of truth, knowledge, understanding and wisdom within those entrapped within Babylon, which is why Elohim is about to completely expose, and utterly destroy the harlot.
Example  But we are called to be separated from that which is worldly, and our separation only comes through our walk of faith in Yehoshua; our separation comes through faithful obedience coupled with truth, wisdom, understanding, knowledge and love…

No Room For Judgmentalism:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Lack of Preparation  We must always remember though, that Satan’s goal is for the faithful to accuse each other before Elohim.  Therefore, if we judge our brothers and sisters, then we shall be judged in the same manner.
Example  Every Disciple of Yehoshua must exercise discernment when dealing with the lost and deceived, because deliverance will come for many of these souls through our faithfulness, mercy, patience, compassion and love.
Example  But our primary witness to the world is presented to them through the manner in which we deal with each other; presented through the manner in which we deal with the saints.  WHY?
Example  Because our love for each other is the single most powerful witness that we can offer to a dying world
Example  Thereby necessitating that we put judgmentalism away, and enter into the battle according to the FULL Armor of Elohim that is appropriate for Spiritual Battle,
Example  “With this in view, keep watch with all perseverance and supplication on behalf of all the saints” (ENB)!

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - False Teachings:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – False Teachings:

In teaching a gospel of peace, joy and positive thinking (without any need or requirement for repentance, obedience or discipline), Babylon has truly blinded the world – and deceived generations of Elohim’s children.

The full impact of this deception, however, is that the fullness of Elohim’s Word is not being taught to the vast majority of souls today.  The ultimate calamity from these phony teachings, though, aside from the death that abounds, will be witnessed during the approaching period of the tribulation, when deceived souls will be gasping for whatever straw Satan will place before them.

That is, unless we do the work for which we have been called – NOW!

You see, beloved, the Ekklesia has work to do today!  While I wholeheartedly pray that to a person we shall all hear Yehoshua utter the words, “Well done thou good and faithful servant”; in order to hear those words, we must be prepared, and we must prepare the lost, as well.  Scripture says,

nugget “And many false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many” – The Gospel of Messiah Yehoshua is not complex, beloved.  Neither are the full teachings of repentance, obedience and discipleship.
Example  Nonetheless, false teachings will abound throughout our lifetime, even as we fight to expose those false teachings.
Example  And, many will continue to be mislead by the ear tickling lies of Satan’s church, and those who do not accept the Gospel of Yehoshua are already being taught to believe that we who cry out for repentance and obedience are the enemy.
Example  Do you understand this? I sincerely hope that you do, because this deception will continue throughout the tribulation, and will increase as the day of our Messiah’s return draws near.
Example  Sadly, however, the children of Elohim are also consumed with “making war” with their brethren over issues of philosophy and theology.  The law of validation has not been upheld, allowing false teachings to abound.
Example  How we handle ourselves as we disclose the fullness and truth of Scripture, however, while exposing those false teachings, is going to significantly impact how we are received by those ensnared in the lies and deceptions of Babylon.
Example  Many of the faithful are so blinded by their particular philosophy or theology that they simply cannot see the souls being lost before their very eyes.
Example  And many ensnared by these false teachings become absolutely enraged whenever their perceptions and beliefs are questioned.

We must pray for guidance as we display the fruit of The Holy Spirit, because it is in the fullness of His fruit, in and through our lives, as well as in the fullness of His truth in our hearts, that souls shall be won!

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Iniquity Shall Increase:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Iniquity Shall Increase:

nugget “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold” – Does not the condition of society throughout the world today dictate the fulfillment of this prophecy?
Example  Totally void of conscience, and without regard for Elohim’s commands, humanity has chosen to abandon all reverence and righteousness, claiming instead that, “there is no absolute truth”, and that, “there is no right or wrong”.
Example  The resultant contempt that is now displayed toward one another is evidence that most people’s love has in fact grown cold.

And consider Society as a whole, because as we near His return, Hatred and Contempt shall increase – as love truly does grow cold.

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Endurance is Vital:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Endurance is Vital:

nugget “But they that endure to the end, they shall be saved”
Example  Endurance?
Example  Holding fast to the end?
Example  Obedience?
Example  Repentance?
Example  Discipleship?
Example  Where did this come from? Is this something NEW?

And the end shall come for some (the martyred faithful) sooner than for others, but the call remains that we endure to our end; endure for the glory of our Father in heaven, through  Yehoshua our Messiah, Master and King!

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - The Gospel - AGAIN:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – The Gospel – AGAIN:

nugget “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached throughout the world as a testimony to all the nations, and then shall the end come” –
Example  Yes, Elohim’s gospel, not another gospel of an earthly nature, or one of worldly theories, theologies, doctrines or religions.
Example  We who have Yehoshua abiding within our hearts; we who have The Holy Spirit as our Seal; we who are striving to abide by the Word of Elohim, ARE the agents thru whom this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world – for a witness to all the nations

AND THEN THE END SHALL COME!

We cannot be snatched away, and still do our work!  We cannot be snatched to meet Him in the clouds, in a pre-tribulation event, and still be here to the end as His witnesses!

Praise be, NO, we will be here serving our King until our duties are complete…

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - The Gospel - What else does He say?

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Look at Revelation for a moment:

nugget “And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having the eternal gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, and he said with a mighty voice, ‘Fear Elohim, and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come.  And worship Him who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and springs of waters’ (Revelation 14:6-7 ENB).”

Oh, beloved, here again we see The Holy Spirit laboring to reach those still lost with The Gospel Message, while also reassuring the faithful children of Elohim at the same time.

nugget “And there followed another angel, saying, ‘Babylon is fallen, is fallen; that great city, because she made all the nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication’ (Revelation 14:8 ENB).”

And this event comes at, “The hour of His judgment”…

And Noah entered the Ark, and it was sealed behind him!

The Signs of our Master’s Return include, to a great extent, how He is going to deal with “Babylon – the great harlot”.  It is vital, therefore, that we have a clear picture of precisely who and what Babylon is.

To this end, we are going to dwell on this matter for a few moments more, so please detour with me, and consider the fullness of Revelation 14:8.  In the process of working through Revelation 14:8, we hope to fully expose the great harlot, Babylon, because in that passage, Elohim is telling us that Babylon, the great harlot has, “Made all the nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication” (ENB).

The Wrath of her Fornication?

rd_dot Have you ever really given much thought to those words, “the wrath of her fornication“? We have!
In order to discover the Fullness of Elohim’s Word here, we needed to complete two studies on the Greek words, “wrath” and “fornication”:

nugget In the original Greek language, the word translated as “wrath” in this passage, is THUMOS, and where some want to interpret THUMOS as “passion”, the word actually means much more than that.

THUMOS is used a total of eighteen (18) times in the New Covenant, and to our delight, John (the writer of The Revelation of YEHOSHUA) used this word a total of ten times.  Nonetheless, in all eighteen uses of THUMOS, it has been interpreted steadfastly as either, “WRATH”, “RAGE”, or “INDIGNATION”.
rd_dot 2 Corinthians 12:20 – Wrath
rd_dot Romans 2:8 – Wrath
rd_dot Galatians 5:19-21 – Rage
rd_dot Luke 4:28 – Indignation
rd_dot Acts 19:28 – Wrath
rd_dot Ephesians 4:31 – Wrath
rd_dot Colossians 3:8 – Wrath
rd_dot Hebrews 11:27 – Wrath

A clear picture for the word, THUMOS, shows that Paul and Luke were not talking about ‘passion’, as we understand that word.  When they used the word THUMOS, they were speaking of rage and indignation; speaking of WRATH!  John intended the same message to come across to us when he used THUMOS as well.  John wrote – as inspired, and as he overheard:

nugget “Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them.  Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea; for the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time” (Revelation 12:12 ENB).

nugget“And there followed another angel, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen; that great city, because she made all the nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication” (Revelation 14:8 ENB).

nugget “The same will drink of the wine of the wrath of Elohim, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His wrath; and they will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb” (Revelation 14:10 ENB).

“Without mixture”, meaning that it will not be watered down in any way!

nugget“And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast them into the great winepress of the wrath of Elohim” (Revelation 14:19 ENB).

nugget “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them the wrath of Elohim is finished” (Revelation 15:1 ENB).

nugget “And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels, seven golden vials full of the wrath of Elohim, who lives for ever and ever” (Revelation 15:7 ENB).

nugget “And I heard a mighty voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, ‘Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of Elohim upon the earth'” (Revelation 16:1 ENB).

nugget “And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nation’s fell.  And great Babylon came in remembrance before Elohim, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath” (Revelation 16:19 ENB).

nugget“For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her voluptuousness” (Revelation 18:3 ENB).

nugget “And out of His mouth issues forth a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations.  And He will rule them with a rod of iron. And He treads the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty Elohim” (Revelation 19:15 ENB).

Clearly, “Passion” is NOT a good interpretation of Thumos!

Fierceness & Wrath – ORGE THUMOS:

nugget *The Greek word used by John in Revelation 16:19 and 19:15, where he speaks of the “Fierceness of His wrath”, or “Fierceness and wrath”, is ORGE THUMOS, and ORGE speaks toward ones state of mind.  Of Elohim, ORGE speaks toward His utter abhorrence to sin.

It can be no other way for our All Holy Elohim.  ORGE also speaks to His longing, though; to His longing, mixed with grief for those living in sin!  After all, HE IS A MERCIFUL ELOHIM TOO…

THUMOS, as used by John, Paul and Luke throughout the New Covenant, speaks directly toward absolute indignation, rage and wrath – as the outburst of a vengeful mind.  Let us never forget that the Master has repeatedly declared, “Vengeance is Mine, and recompense” (Deuteronomy 32:35 ENB).

Keep in mind too though, that while we have this message of His wrath, He repeatedly commanded His children that we are to never hold this sort of wrath in our heart.  We are to surrender it unto Him.

Nonetheless, ORGE THUMOS speaks directly toward WRATH, and in Revelation 14:8, it is speaking of the wrath of Elohim that is about to be poured out upon faithless Babylon.

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Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Going Greek  The second word we need to study from Revelation 14:8 is “Fornication”, and here the Greek word is PORNEIA.  And PORNEIA talks directly to committing fornication, lewdness or any sexual sin.  (See 1 Corinthians 6:13, 18; 7:2; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3 and Revelation 9:21 for examples).

Symbolically, PORNEIA always speaks of idolatry – the forsaking of the One True Elohim, in order to worship idols.

Yehoshua is married to His EKKLESIA.  Therefore, any unfaithfulness toward Him is the equivalent of sexual unfaithfulness toward one’s marriage partner.  (See Revelation 2:21, 14:8, 17:2-4, 18:3 and 19:2).

Simply put, brethren, Elohim will not tolerate idolatry amongst His children; He will not abide by our spiritual unfaithfulness or deceit.

Example  So the interpretation of the “wrath of her fornication” becomes clearer when we interpret the words as, “The wrath of her idolatry!”

And in the clarity of the wording, we see that every reference
to “The great harlot – Babylon” – is a direct reference to the faithless,
idolatrous nation that is falsely portraying itself as His bride!

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Going Greek  In following the false prophets, false teachers, false theologies, false doctrines and false religious systems of the world, and in bowing to the idols and gods of our age, humanity has consumed the wine of “The wrath of her idolatry.”

Example  But our Elohim is ever merciful, and His call to the saints to, “COME OUT OF HER” echo’s forth today!  We must repent and return to the One True Elohim, through His Son, Yehoshua our Messiah – and entirely abandon and surrender that which is false and idolatrous unto Him!

Example  The first angel of Revelation 14:7 is proclaiming a bold message to Elohim’s elect. “Wake up!  The hour of His Judgment is come upon the earth.  Get the oil for your lamps; return to Elohim!  Repent, repent, repent of your sins!  Return to your first love!  Come out of Babylon. Do not partake of her idolatry any longer.”

Example  Furthermore, He wants His children to fully realize that, “Elohim walks among His candlesticks and will come as a thief in the night – to remove your candlestick, unless you repent!  He is searching the hearts and minds of all mankind, and they shall not know what hour He comes upon them.  But, if you walk in His Light, for we belong to the Light and not the darkness, then you will know that He is Elohim.  FEAR Elohim!

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Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Going Greek  This message is boldly stating these things to Elohim’s children today, beloved, for if Elohim cast out a third of the angels in heaven for being disobedient, what do you suppose He will do to those of humanity who remain disobedient on earth?

Example  Today, the faithless either fear nothing at all, fear the devil more than they fear Elohim, or openly worship the evil one, in total disregard to the Elohim of heaven!  Is this not what we see throughout the world today?  In total disregard for the Elohim of all creation – who lives and loves, humanity is racing headfast to worship “self”.

We need to rediscover the truth and FEAR Elohim!

Example  The false church has never worshiped Yehoshua.  They have never fully known Him in their hearts, and they refuse to acknowledge that He created ALL things for the glory of our Heavenly Father.

Instead, humanity and the church Babylon continue to believe they have accomplished wonderful things without Him.  But humankind is about to see the Revelation of Yehoshua, and the revelation of His judgment and indignation will begin with Babylon.

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Continuing in Revelation:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Continuing in Revelation:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - 2nd Angel  The second angel’s message instantly follows the first, because Babylon will immediately start to crumble as the hour of testing arrives.  Seeing as they are not built upon “The Rock”, the stones of everything spiritually false will begin to topple, and the false congregations, who preach another gospel, and who merely entertain and “tickle the ears” of their assembled bodies, will begin to falter, crumble and topple.

Example  But these are just the beginning of the birth pangs.  You see, beloved, every false teaching and every false teacher, every false prophet and prophetic message, every false messenger and message, and every false gospel and congregation presenting that false gospel, who refuse to repent, are man made stones standing in opposition to Messiah.  And their kingdoms are built exactly like King Nebuchadnezzar’s – and all of these kingdoms WILL fall.

Of Nebuchadnezzar’s pride and arrogance, we read, “The king spoke, and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty'” (Daniel 4:30 ENB).

Woe – to those who remain in Babylon, for their hour of testing has come, and who shall be able to stand? The Master will vomit from His mouth every person and human-made institution that falsely proclaims that they are “Of Yehoshua”, when in fact they deny the very Word and Existence of the Person of Yehoshua.

Example  Satan loves every doctrine and theology that separates Elohim’s children from Yehoshua, even if that separation is only momentary.

As the birth pangs increase, therefore, Satan will use those who remain within Babylon to accuse and persecute the faithful children of Elohim, who finally do abandon the false theologies, doctrines and religions.

The spiritual battle being fought for the souls of humanity during the last days will be fought precisely on the grounds of spirituality, righteousness and truth; fought squarely between the Body of Yehoshua and Babylon, the body of Satan.

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Returning to Matthew:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Returning to Matthew 24:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Returning to Matthew 24:  The first angel’s message is exactly what Yehoshua was teaching in Matthew 24.  The Kingdom of Elohim is here (NOW); it is within us; it is all around us.  Our vision is temporarily restricted from seeing Heaven, but that does not restrict those of Heaven from being able to see us…

We are being watched, and how we handle the fact that the Kingdom of Elohim is not based on religion, doctrine or theology, but is based upon faith in, and obedience to, Yehoshua ha Mashiach, is being noted by those observers.

The Kingdom of Elohim is based upon the love of Yehoshua abiding within us, and we are to represent that love to a dying world – even as we are being murdered for our faith.  Do not doubt for an instant, however, the love of Elohim, beloved!

The hour has come, and Babylon will fall.  Prepare, and make way for the Master…  AMEN and AMEN!

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Are You Prepared?

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?  The Gospel of the Kingdom of Elohim must be prepared and ready in our heart.  Be alert, brethren, for we do not yet know at what hour our Master will come.  But know this: If the owner of the house knew at what hour the thief was coming to steal his lampstand, he would have been prepared.

We are compelled to ask, therefore, are you prepared?
Example  Have you abandoned religion and claimed the love of Yehoshua in faith?
Example  Have you come out of your theologies and doctrines and clothed yourself in the love, mercy and compassion of Yehoshua our Messiah, Master and King?
Example  Have you abandoned your idols – whatever they may be?
Example  Have you rebuked your gods?
Example  Are you a faithful servant?
Example  Are you a foolish or wise Virgin? The foolish took their lamps without oil, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Are You Listening?  The Spirit of Eliyeh; the Spirit of prophecy, is returning to the hearts of Elohim’s faithful, and in faith they are proclaiming the eternal Gospel throughout the world.
Example  Are we listening?
Example  Are we joining them in the proclamation of the good news?
Example  Are we at least supporting His servants in prayer? In financial support?

The Spirit of  Yehoshua is with His Ekklesia, beloved, and together these shall “Witness” the fullness of the Gospel message throughout times of tremendous distress and upheaval.
Example  Are we joining them in proclaiming the truth, or are we going to ridicule, persecute and abhor Elohim’s messengers?

Search your heart, beloved, because if we are not standing with Yehoshua, we are standing against Him…

  The faithful virgins will heed the call of Elohim, and will come out from Babylon into the Light of Elohim.
Example  The foolish, on the other hand (those who were called and did not overcome) will soon realize that their lamps are empty, and will persecute and hate Elohim’s faithful servants.
Example  And the wine of the wrath of their idolatry will suddenly become very bitter, and in their rage, they will strike out against Elohim’s innocent, anointed and sanctified children.

And eternity awaits us all!

Remain faithful to the end beloved.  Pick up your cross and follow Him daily – in all circumstances.  Abandon Babylon, for fallen is Babylon the great harlot. Amen and Amen!

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah's Return - Extending an Olive Branch:

Letter 21: The Signs of Messiah’s Return – Extending an Olive Branch:

To those who remain uncertain of Elohim’s intentions, and to those in need of encouragement today, we wish to extend the following:

Extending an Olive Branch:  Listen carefully and you will hear Yehoshua calling.
Example  Observe cautiously as you study His Word today, and He will show you His truth.
Example  Open your heart to His message, for His call has not changed.  His call has never changed!

He is still calling us today, just as He did when He walked among us.  paraphrased He is saying:

“Behold! Those who have ears let them hear. I am standing at the door, knocking.  You have difficulty hearing Me because of your selfish practices and lusts of the flesh; you have difficulty because of your idolatry.  Those within Babylon speak very loudly and pleasantly to attract your attention, but I do not speak as those within Babylon.

Hear My words though, for I am speaking to you today in the soft whisperings of your heart.
Example  Study My Word!  Listen to Me, for  I love you!
Example  I have given you over to Satan’s fiery trials, in order to awaken you, and you still do not repent!
Example  Come back to Me, My children, for I am jealous for you.
Example  I am knocking; will you please open the door of your heart and invite Me in?
Example  Oh, children, My children, how I long to hold you in My arms and openly proclaim My love to You.  Come to Me – open the door and I will come to You.
Example  I will give you the choicest meat, and I will give you the new wine of My covenant.
Example  You will not be disappointed!
Example  BEWARE, Once I shut the door, I will not reopen it again.
Example  Come, therefore, listen and take heed, for I am knocking.
Example  Open your heart and mind unto Me, so I may claim you as Mine forevermore.
Example  Open your heart and mind to Me so that you may enter unto My bosom eternally.

I am praying that you overcome this world.  Overcome, therefore, before the door closes and the seal is set!  I, Yehoshua am calling you.  Will you hear My voice, repent from your sins, and obey My commands?”

Extending an Olive Branch:  May the Master richly bless you and keep you in your faithfulness.  I remain faithfully and humbly your servant in Yehoshua our Messiah and Master,

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