Saturday, October 1, 2011

News From The Epicenter: The Option Now Is War

Well, this development was inevitable.

There will be no peace plan and no two-state solution. The only option left is war. We suspected this all along:

Hamas: 'Resistance' against Israel is only option left for Palestinians

Hamas leader Khaled Meshal addresses Tehran conference 'in support of the Palestinian Intifada'; Iranian supreme leader tells conference that UN bid for statehood will fail.

Hamas leader Khaled Meshal told an international conference in Iran on Saturday that "resistance" was the only option left for the Palestinians.

Meshal was addressing the "5th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada" in Iran’s capital Tehran.

It was never about statehood. We need to bold the statement below. At least it is being openly discussed (again) - the true intent:

"Palestinians must resort to resistance no matter how costly it is, until Palestine is free and Israel is destroyed," Meshal said.

The bottom line. The biblical version. Cutting through the rhetoric; cutting through the political correct deceptions. The real agenda has now been officially stated and it is found in one word: WAR.

Not only that - we see the puppet master, Iran coming out with the same:

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who also spoke at the conference on Saturday, assailed a two state solution for Israel and the Palestinians, saying the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations is doomed to fail.

Iran is calling the shots in the region and now their true intent is being publicly stated.

Khamenei told the conference, which was attended by other by senior Palestinian militant leaders as well as Mashaal, that the Palestinians should not limit themselves to seeking a country based on the pre-1967 borders because "all land belongs to Palestinians."

"Our claim is freedom of Palestine, not part of Palestine. Any plan that partitions Palestine is totally rejected," Khamenei told the conference.

"Palestine spans from the river (Jordan) to the sea (Mediterranean), nothing less."

Below we see another quote that must be bolded:

Khamenei also called Israel a "cancerous tumor" that should be removed.

The Jerusalem Post also carries the story (lets see if the MSM in the U.S. carries any of this):

Khamenei rejects two states, calls Israel 'cancerous'

At "Intifada Conference," Iranian leader says two-state solution "is nothing but a capitulation to demands of Zionists"; Mashaal claims "resistance is the only option left for the Palestinians."

As leader of a country under a long-standing threat of military action from Israel and the United States, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the Jewish state and its allies to expect "paralyzing blows" that a NATO missile shield could not prevent.

"Any plan that seeks to divide Palestine is totally rejected," Khamenei told a conference commemorating the Palestinian Intifada.

"The two-state scheme, which has been clad in the self-righteousness of the acceptance of the Palestinian government and membership at the United Nations, is nothing but a capitulation to the demands of the Zionists or the recognition of the Zionist regime on Palestinian land," he declared.

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said at the conference that "resistance is the only remaining option" for the Palestinians, adding that "all others have failed. "

While Washington seeks to accelerate a return to Israel-Palestinian talks in order to avoid a vote on statehood, Khamenei mocked Barack Obama's support for Israel as a cynical ploy to retain the US presidency at next year's election.

He said a NATO early-warning radar system being deployed to protect the Western alliance from attacks by countries including Iran would be ineffective.

Make no mistake about it - this is a call for war.

Meanwhile, we see that the U.S. continues to provide support and military assistance for Turkey - a key figure in the Gog-MaGog alliance who will attack Israel in the future:

US to provide Turkey with attack helicopters

US Ambassador to Ankara Francis Ricciardone announced Friday that the US will provide Turkey with three new attack helicopters, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported.

According to the report, which quotes Turkey's TGRT news network, Ankara asked Washington for SuperCobra attack helicopters to replace those it lost in the campaign against Kurdish rebels.

It is important to keep in mind the fact that Iran is not a casual observer in the region. Iran is firmly in control of both Hezbollah and Hamas, which control Lebanon and Gaza along with most of the West Bank. Additionally, Iran is now well rooted in Egypt and Syria.

These alliances look a lot like the expected battles described in the Psalm 83 prayer and the Isaiah 17 scenario. Many of us have expected this first battle/war to be a proxy war for Iran.

Today's news brings us hauntingly close to this scenario.

This writer believes that the above proxy war will rapidly lead to the Gog-MaGog conflict.

We seem to be on the verge of this entire scenario unfolding precisely as biblical prophecy would dictate.


Seth said...

I'm just in awe of watching prophesies made thousands of years ago ACTUALLY coming to pass. I knew they would, but it's totally different when faith isn't required for them anymore. What a time we live in, and to get to be a witness to it all is so cool. I've said it before, and I'll say it again... We can't forget to tell about Christ. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement that we can get a little selfish and just want to leave this world behind; but we still need to remember that the people left here will endure the wrath of an Almighty God. If you have a heart for people, you'll share the gospel like we're commissioned by Jesus to do.

Caver said...

Wow, Wow, Wow. This is huge Scott. As you said, its now out of the closet, up front, and in your face. Just slap in your face.

Seth, you're right on. We're at the point that we, this generation, see more prophecy fulfilled or set up on a weekly to daily basis now than entire generations did.

Scott said...

Agree with both comments...Peace was never an option and they knew it all along. Abbas has no power- the power lies with Iran and their intentions are crystal clear.

Peace won't come to the region (or on earth for that matter) until Jesus comes back. Until then - only more and more violence and bloodshed. Even the false peace brought by the AC will be fleeting.

I believe we can expect the first of the last battles to begin soon.

DrNofog said...

Re: US to provide Turkey with attack helicopters...

Deliberately giving Israel's known enemies bigger and better sabers to rattle is like giving a match to a fool and telling him to check how high the fuel level is in the tank...

Just following Albert Pike's WW3 plans to the "T"!

Caver said...

Yep Dr No....can't tell you how many times that thought has occurred to me to. The game plan written in the 1800s but being executed precisely.

But there's another way of looking at it. The game plan described over 2000 years ago and being executed precisely.

Tasarwen said...

My best guess here, is that we are selling helicopters to Turkey in exchange for keeping our military bases there, which I think is strategic for that area.

WVBORN56 said...

I agree Scott...I think that the first Biblical war has to occur soon...probably the PA throws a hissy fit when the UN or US block their attempt at statehood.

For me the big question... Is the church here for that battle or not? Maybe, maybe not but gog-magog is right on it's heels and I am fairly confident we will depart pre-Ezekiel 38-39.

Waterer said...

The part I struggle with in the two wars is the way in which Israel is already so hated. Following a Psalm 83 war it seems
odd to call it a time when they are living peacefully in unwalled villages.Based on the attitudes today a nuclear war would leave them anything but safe. Maybe it isn't a nuclear thing in terms of bomb. Maybe a nuclear accident?
That way perhaps Israel is not blamed for it. Just thinking aloud.

A speaker I heard last week described the Is 17 ps 83 as being a 440 event . involving the nations that touch Israel. The eze war he called a 540 war the countries outside the first beltway. Also Iran isn't in the first one but the second. Hmmmm.

Dylan said...

It seems to my like psalm 83:3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
   they plot against those you cherish.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
   so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

Is happening right now. Is it not?

Dylan said...

Better correct that before docnofog sees it. It was supposed to be "it seems to me that" not "it seems to my like".

Scott said...

I have been saying that for a while now (an "inner circle" and an "outer circle" - with the 'inner circle' being Lebanon, Gaza, Egypt, West Bank, etc) and the "outer" being Gog-MaGog alliance...

Dylan...Glad to see you are catching on to DrNo :)
Never let your guard down, or , heavens forbid - a typo:)

Mrs. C said...

Hi Waterer :)
Forgive me, but Psalm 83 is a Prayer, not a war. Isaiah 17 is Gods answer to this Prayer.
The Prayer
Psalm 83:13
13. O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

The Prayer Answered
Isaiah 17:13
13. The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

In Ezekiel 38, Gods Word says that Israel is "at rest", followed by a comma, "that dwell safely". They are not at “peace” but “at rest”.
Ezekiel 38:11
11.And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

God describes His People as being "at rest" followed by the enhancement of "dwell safely". Why "at rest"? At "rest" from what? They will be recovering from the horrendous Isaiah 17 war, which leaves them helpless, severely wounded, and vulnerable to the Ezekiel 38 invasion. They will have God, and God only to save them.
Ezekiel looked into the future at Israel, and saw no "defense" walls around the many cities (villages) of Israel. The walls of Ezekiel’s day, wouldnt stop missiles or anything else for that matter, in today’s world. In addition, a "village" in Ezekiel’s day, without walls, would indicate that they have no enemies - no need for defensive walls. Israel’s immediate enemies surrounding her will no longer be a close threat after the Isaiah 17 war.
The opening of Isaiah 17 with the destruction of Damascus will be no accident. Gods people will be responsible for the destruction of Damascus. Yes indeed, the speaker you listened to is correct. We know from Gods Word,that at the end of Isaiah 17, it is the immediate nations surrounding Israel that “rush in”, and the Ezekiel 38 war the enemies gather at a distance.

God Bless!

Waterer said...

It takes me several times to get it. Yes I remember you saying this too. The picture of the expressways helped me see it again.
It just seems to me from the news stories that gog and magog countries are lining up first. Iran, Turkey, Maybe Libya with this iffy new set up and Russia.
Whereas Syria , Jordan Lebanon seem to be warring for their own governments. I know it can all change so fast. But I wonder what will keep Iran out of the Is 17 war?

Mrs. C said...

Hi Brother Dylan,:)
Yes indeed, Psalm 83 is happening right now.
God Bless!

Mrs. C said...

Hi Brother Dylan,:)
Yes indeed, Psalm 83 is happening right now.
God Bless!

Mrs. C said...

Yes indeed Brother Scott, I agree :) His Word does tell us this, “inner circle” , “outer circle” with the different wars.
In Isaiah 17:13, He tells us “the nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters”. God uses the words of “many waters” which is a powerful force, and “rushing” waters implies expedience. Rushing water as we know is very fast and powerful. The enemy nations close by can move quickly and powerfully.
In Ezekiel 38, God uses “ come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land”
Clouds, storms, gather…they build can take time and you can see them coming. God tells us that these enemies are at a distance, and coming from a distance. Fascinatingly, till present day, when large groups of military move across dry arid land, they create their own clouds. Think of all the dust that those horses will kick up! Israel will know, and see them coming, and be completely defenseless to stop the advance. They will have God, and only God to turn to, which is exactly His Purpose for orchestrating this war. To Him will be ALL the Glory when He reveals Himself to His People and Saves them from certain destruction.
God Bless!

WVBORN56 said...

Waterer, yes it is exciting that we see gog-magog lining up but they are not first IMO. Hamas, Iran's proxy are raring and ready to go. They are simultaneously getting ready if you ask me but the Bible tells us the inner circle will strike first. Once the first domino falls...

Keep looking up folks..this is not the time to give up...anything but!

We are so close...Come Lord Jesus

Waterer said...

Thanks Mrs. C.

I am reading the passages again.
I find the Is passage the hardest to understand.
Partly because the "they " seems to change alot. They have left cities because of Israel and they become like waste places, weedy, abandoned.
I picture ( probably wrong, I'm not contesting anything)a scroched place , devasted when i think of

Hiroshima for instance. Not a old ruin covered with weeds..
It made me think that the They who have worshipped Ashtorah is Israel not the surrounding countries. That was Israels sin in ELijahs day. Today it seems like the Islamic countries are worshipping war.It sounds to me that the "theys" start out being Damascus but then when remnant is discussed that it switches to Israel and then back to Damascus again. I would be less than honest if I didn't say that this is not as clear to me as it is to you.
I agree that the Psalm 83 is a prayer but it sounds like a prelude to War with the phrase come let us destry them.
That is the clearest verse to me of what we see right now.
Thanks for caring to point out your understanding of God's Word.

Scott said...

Waterer - thats a good point about the nearness of Iran etc - but don;t forget, Iran is ultimately behind most of what we are seeing in the Middle East today, and now that is beginning to include Egypt

They already control much of Syria. They have Lebanon via Hezbollah and they have Gaza via Hamas.

So I believe the 'inner circle' war is a proxy war for Iran.

They'll weaken Israel through that, first and then comes Gog-MaGog.

Just my humble opinion of course :)

Scott said...

Psalm 83 is a reference to Genesis 12:3. A prayer that God will make good on His promise to protect Israel and to curse those who curse Israel.

Mrs. C said...

Hi Waterer, :)
Ill try to summarize Isaiah 17 a wee little bit :)
Isaiah 17:1 - Damascus- destroyed never to be a city again.
Isaiah 17:2 - Jordan- taken down by Israel, and portion of the land reclaimed.
Isaiah 17:3 - West Bank- taken down by Israel.
Isaiah 17:4-11 - Israel suffers greatly, barely survives, and God tells us why He allows this to happen to them
Isaiah 17:12-13 The enemy nations surrounding Israel- attempt to "rush in" to finish her off. This is when God does intercede, at the end. He rebukes these nations, so as His people will not be wiped out, and the people of these nations "flee a far off".
Isaiah 17:14 - Gods returns to the primary subject at the beginning, Damascus. His Word tells us that Damascus, will be gone in less than a day.
Yes indeed,Psalm 83 is a prelude to war, but not the actual war. Its
"war talk" so as to speak, and yes indeed we are witnessing this right now.
God Bless!

Waterer said...

Thanks everyone WV, Ms CAver asnd Scott. I think I might head into seclusion away from football games in the next room and pull up J vernon magee on these passages. I may need several tutorials on these things.
God Bless you all.
How Deep the Fathers Love keeps going through my mind tonight.
..while wounds which mar the Holy one.. bring many sons to glory..
Come dearest Lord Jesus!

waterer said...

Mrs. c.

Thanks for the annotation. YYes . That makes alot of sense. Funny you would say West Bank. I was thinking that the abandoned cities sounded like the West Bank.

HOpe your finanacial woes are abating.and that you have less stress with paper trails.

All of you are a refreshing and renewing presence of fellowship in these incredible times.
Love in Him..

Mrs. C said...

Yes indeed Brother Scott!
You brought up a brilliant point that you had made. We know that Iran will be in a weakened state by the time they participate in the Ezekiel war. God lists Iran as a follower, not a leader or co-leader with Gog, but a follower.
The Judgments of God coming in Ezekiel 25-32 to the nations surrounding Israel could indeed be His "rebuking" of the nations that rush in at the end of Isaiah 17.
Ezekiel 25 – Jordan, Gaza
Ezekiel 26 – 28 Lebanon
Ezekiel 29 – 32 Egypt
As you once pointed out, we know that Iran is spread out with their military in Lebanon etc. Should vital military leaders be in Lebanon for example, this may explain their weakened state. But then again, God could cause an earthquake to take care of Iran, they do indeed sit on faults...
God Bless!

Susan said...

Wow - if true (and we know it will be at some point) this really seems to be a game changer. If war comes first, (Psalm 83? , Is 17?) followed quickly by Ezekiel 38, perhaps the "parting of the land" won't come until the peace treaty is confirmed by the AC, or during the tribulation. It sure appeared like the parting of the land was going to be the next thing up. It may be God holding back His righteous anger by not allowing the land to be divided up at this point. Whenever the final carving up of Israel takes place, I do believe it will unleash His anger. After all, Joel 3:2 describes the Lord gathering all nations to the Valley of Jehoshaphat and entering into judgment with them because "they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land".

Dave down under said...

It is indeed exciting to watch prophecy come true wrt Israel. I still believe Rom 9-11 says all Israel will be saved in the end and God hasn't forgotten them. As exciting as prophecy is for us Christians, it isn't for the people of Israel. They face war and total destruction. This is a great Internet Christian sight and I enjoy going on line twice a day and viewing Scott's updates....from my safe wonderful country in my safe secure house here in Australia. I love Israel always have and always will because they belong to God but they need our prayers so they can know Jesus. I'll be honest I'm still not convinced about a pre-trib rapture but I want to believe and the sooner it comes the better for us Christians and for Israel so they can get past this mess and know Jesus. So guys love them, pray for them and their enemies so that if possible a few may be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. Great and informative sight Scott you are so up to date.

Anonymous said...


You need a spark to LIGHT a fire.
You do NOT have it yet. Once it
lights, look out.

I still believe all of this is being guided by WAVES of social
mood. I noticed there was a BAD
incident on the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC this past AM.....

Mass Protests against Wall Street.

What does THAT have to do with
the prophecies in the ME ??


If social mood is falling apart
as I believe it is starting to do,
then people EVERYWHERE will be
more angry; that tends to happen
in BEAR markets.

AND THAT is what will BE the spark
that lights the fire in the ME.

Notice between MAR 2009 and MAY
2011, lots of stuff going on, but
NO real action. Well, stocks
were going up then right ??

But starting first week of May,
that changed. Since then, social
mood is getting uglier. And there
will come a POINT soon, I am not
sure when, that stocks will go over
a cliff.

THEN, look out.

Then I believe the ME will light

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>

GG said...

Dear Stephen~

I do want to say thanks for truly trying to curb your attention and statements in solely finding the AC as your barometer to gauge things in your life. I for one appreciate not lifting him up but God-especially in these last days. I always think of God coming back at anytime and I wouldn't want my last thoughts or words to be promoting that of the evil one.

I am starting to learn a little more about you and forgive me for not having a little more of an open mind earlier in our talks. While I don't think your financial advice was wise by any means especially without you being a true and legal representative of finance tampering with ones livelihood; I am starting to see how you think a bit and am happy you are not flirting with disaster along these lines any longer.

Because you relate to money and the market trends, I can see by your last post you use that as a tool to gauge social moods. If we step back about 15-25 years or so you can see the social moods were rapidly declining in the public arena back then. The moods IMHO seem to change when technology really took off. Talk about greed. Could anyone truly go back to a pure mindset like those of the 50's or 60's? Think about the times when a husband was a sole provider. You only could get a loan if you could truly afford it and it was a blessing and a much appreciated gift to that household. The level of respect and dignity was there and family was the core of principles along with God. The kids were even different back then. They feared what their parents may do if they tried to push the envelope. We do not see any of those traits today; unless someone truly cares what God thinks and wants to focus on their family and all the scriptural ways of living. I think of the Book of Titus for these past times.

Today you can't drive without someone trying to push you aside. You can't get in line to get to check out without someone texting while working and looking at you like your bothering them. The amount of business' that practice deceptive methods all in the name of doing business that ruin people's lives started many years ago. I think about this housing, banking and mortgage crisis and that was fraud at its finest. So you can see these are just a quip of what I have seen and the social mood on wall street IMHO is just the icing on the cake. It all starts at home. That is where the heart of the matter is.

I look forward to meeting you, Dear Stephen. Thanks again for trying to do the right thing and minimizing those CAPS was great for me :)

God Bless!!


GG said...

"I always think of God coming back at anytime and I wouldn't want my last thoughts or words to be promoting that of the evil one."

Sorry, :) Jesus' return sent by God. I just love giving all the glory to him and him alone.

God Bless!!


Mrs. C said...

Welcome, Welcome Brother Dave,:)
No worries Brother, God has not forgotten His First Born, and never will! :)
Yes indeed, Israel will face much death and destruction to come. It is all His Purpose to bring His People back to Him. In Isaiah 17 for example He tells us why He allows His People to almost be completely destroyed in that multiple fronted war:
Isaiah 17:10
10.Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
Isaiah 17 is the beginning of God fully turning His Attention back to His People. Quickly following will be Ezekiel 38-39, which will be His full Restoration of His Covenant with them. He returns to them, reveals Himself to them, POURS OUT HIS SPIRIT upon them, all in preparation for the Tribulation that some of them are about to enter. Keep in mind, not the entire population of Israel is Jewish. Also keep in mind, that even after all this, God Saving them from certain destruction in the Ezekiel war, some of His People will continue to not Believe. Remember, God deals with their disobedience, that is why they ended up walking the desert for forty years for example. Just as when He sent His Son, some Believed some didn’t. They will Witness His Miracle of Saving them from utter destruction, and some will Believe, some will not. Remember, God has a very special relationship with His People.
He is lonnngggg suffering, and does not want ANY to perish. Hence forth He will yet again provide for His People during the Tribulation.
There are the 144 thousand, sealed Jewish Believers that will be a powerful Witness for Jesus during the Trib. During the “Great Tribulation” (the second half of the Trib), God will protect and provide for the Jewish Believers fleeing from Israel.
Yes indeed Dave, there will be many Jewish people that will come to accept Jesus as their Savoir. That is happening today, as we speak. Forgive me, but if you already are aware of this, but there is an amazing Ministry called Zola Levitt Ministries. Zola was a Born Again Jewish Believer, and wow! could he ever teach! He went to be with the Lord 5 years ago, but his wife and Dr. Jeff Seif succeeded him. Amazing teachings, after all, Jesus still is Jewish, that never changed! Check out the video archives at there site, they are free, and their Ministry is honorable and trustworthy. :)

Mrs. C said...

Zola wrote many, many books, but he also wrote many booklets. One is called “A Christian Love Story”. It is about the Jewish Wedding. I will post a portion of it here for you now written by his wife in their Newsletter. I Pray that it will bring clarity for you regarding the Rapture, as we the Bride await our Bridegroom. Keep in mind Brother, from the very Words of our Lord and Savior Jesus, we will not have to suffer through the Tribulation. He does not require that we shed our blood and suffer as would happen during the Trib, but rather He has already suffered and shed His Blood for us!
Revelation 3:10 KJ
10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Revelation 3:10 NKJV
10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
God Bless You Brother :)

Mrs. C said...

"I love a good love story. And what better love story than that of Yeshua, our Jewish bridegroom and us, His chosen. Remember, Yeshua is Jewish, so it makes sense that His proposal to us would follow the custom of his day—the centuries-old tradition practiced by Jewish couples all over the world. Typically, the two people involved were in their teens. Shorter life spans and the agrarian society meant when you were old enough to work, you did. Leisure time was rare. Zola used to say, “There were children and married people. We invented teenagers standing around with nothing to do.”
Zola would start this teaching, “When the young man saw the girl he wanted, or the girl his father said he wanted….” He always got a laugh from the audience.
Anyway, when the young man found his intended, he would go to her house, taking a contract, wine, and money. After knocking on her
door, he’d enter and display his gifts. The contract spelled out each marriage partner’s responsibility exactly. The wine sealed the
contract. When the young man put the cup of wine in front of the young woman, she had about 10 seconds to decide if she wanted to
spend the rest of her life with this man. To be fair, he was probably already known in the community. She even may have flirted with
him at the well or in the fields. But, arranged marriages were also common.
The money was the “bride price.” Sons were prized for fieldwork, but when it came time to marry, daughters benefited their parents.
The young man would present a large sum, usually his life savings. He wanted this girl. She would count the money, read the contract,
and either pick up the wine or leave the table. By picking up the wine, she said “yes” and the bridegroom would say, “I go to prepare
a place for you” (John 14:2-4).
The young woman would cover her face with a veil, symbolizing her consecration and her separation from the available young women.A
veil, not an engagement ring, told other men she was spoken for. Off the young man went to his father’s house to prepare a room for his
bride-to-be. It took about a year to prepare a room properly. Only the young man’s father could declare the room finished, lest the
anxious young man build a jiffy lean-to and rush back to get the girl.
The engagement period tested their resolve to be true to each other. They had no idea when the wedding would be. Yeshua says in
Mark 13:32, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the son, but only the Father.”
While the bride waited, she gathered her trousseau and kept her oil lamp filled, ready in case her bridegroom came for her at night, which was often the case. Walking down the uneven stone streets of Israel at night is difficult without a light, even today. Matthew 25:1-13 speaks about being ready for the bridegroom’s arrival in the night. Not a night should pass when we don’t expect our bridegroom to appear."

Mrs. C said...

"Just before he arrived, the bridegroom would call out or sound a trumpet so as not to catch her with cold cream on her face. Then off they’d go to the bridegroom’s father’s house for the bridal night and banquet. They’d enter the bridal chamber, and when the marriage was consummated, the friend of the bridegroom announced it. John 3:29 says, “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice.”
The bride and groom emerged from the bridal chamber seven days later as husband and wife. The banquet gave time for rejoicing that the bride and groom were now one, before they set off for their own place.
Our Jewish bridegroom, Yeshua, enacted this same tradition for us: He came from His Father’s house (Heaven), brought the contract (the New Testament), presented the wine (blood), and paid the “bride price” for us (His life, the highest price ever paid for a bride). He has gone to prepare a place and will come back for us (John 14:3).
We are sanctified, set apart by the veil of Believers. He will call us up with a shout and trumpet (Rapture) and after seven days/years we will have the marriage supper with our Lord. We will live with Him forever. The ultimate love story."

Misty said...

Beautiful and no matter how many times I hear this description of the Jewish marriage custom, it is always a joy to read it again. Thank you Mrs. C. for presenting it to us. :)

Scott said...

Yea, Misty, I always love to hear about the wedding analogy.

It also makes me wonder how some Christians are lukewarm about Jesus' coming. How can the bride be lukewarm about the coming of the Groom?

LOL on the cold cream Mrs C - that made me laugh :)

Caver said...

Love the Jewish Wedding analogy here too...

On another note, the time is late.

How Late? Check it out yourself...

Mrs. C said...

Hi Sister Misty, :)
Your so very welcome Misty, and it is indeed my privilege! Yes indeed Sis, it continues to be so beautiful! It brings great joy and hope to me also…
God Bless You! :)

Mrs. C said...

Hi Brother Scott, :)
LOL as above, I shared with Dave, this was Zola’s wife’s article, quoting Zola :)
The “cold cream” was his words :) Bless his heart, he had a wonderful sense of humor :)
God Bless You Brother :)

Scott said...

Oh, I didn't realize that. I REALLY miss his show which used to have him on Sunday evenings (they still have the show, which is still good, but not quite the same w/o him.).

Mrs. C said...

Yes indeed Brother Scott, I agree:) The current show is still high quality, and very good! I especially love all of the on location in Israel etc, programs that they do :) There is something very special to here His Word first read in Hebrew, and then English when Jeff recites from the Bible. Though Im not fluent in Hebrew, the language witnesses to my Soul. :) I sometimes listen to Zola’s video archives on their site, as they are still amazing!
Yes it is not the same without Zola :( He had such an anointing on him, and believe me, I never say that about anyone. Could you imagine what he would be saying if he were still here with us! Wow! I have to chuckle thinking about that! He would be boldly speaking the truth about everything happening, ESPECIALLY Islam and the PA situation.
God Bless!

Scott said...

Oh YES...I think about that a lot. I miss his insight so much and he provided so much in that regard. I'm looking forward to meeting him :)

Mrs. C said...

And he, before he left, spoke with tears of joy in one of his last programs, of how he couldnt wait! to speak with all the Saints in Heaven! He was so looking forward to having long talks, with of course Jesus, but also Paul, Moses and many more! Wow, just amazing! God Bless!