Prophecy of the Jesus in the Old Testament

What are the chances of ONE man fulfilling all the acient prophecies?
1 in 17,000,000,000,000
His name is Jesus.
Check out the ancient prophetic words listed below through the prophets and the fulfillment
of each word in the life and promise of Jesus Christ.

And a Ruler of Israel shall come forth

And He shall be called:

1- Son of the Most High God
“Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”

1 Chance in 480 billion x 1 billion x 1 Trillion
of ONE man fulfilling all these prophecies
His Name is Jesus Christ
Yeshua Hamashiach

“I will declare the decree: For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6-7
The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You. The nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’” ( Hey this verse reminds me of the statue in Daniel – the feet being a mixture – clay and iron- and the rock cut from the mountain that would crush it to pieces)
Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. Psalm 2:4-12

Who has gone up to heaven and come down?
Whose hands have gathered up the wind?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is the name of his son?
Surely you know! Proverbs 30:4

So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:54
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.1 John 5:13
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20
“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass Revelation 2:18:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.John 3:19 


2-His Name is Immanuel : God with us

Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?  Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

”So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us. Matthew 1:23

3-He shall be called WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this Isaiah 9:6-7

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.  And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:32-33
All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.Matthew 28:18

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

4-He shall be called the BRANCH

Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH!
From His place He shall branch out,
And He shall build the temple of the LORD;
 Yes, He shall build the temple of the LORD.
He shall bear the glory,
And shall sit and rule on His throne;
So He shall be a priest on His throne,
And the counsel of peace shall be between them both
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.Isaiah 11:1
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.Jeremiah 23:5
‘In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David A Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth Jeremiah 33:15
‘Hear, O Joshua, the high priest, You and your companions who sit before you, For they are a wondrous sign; For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH
Zechariah 3:8
Then speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying: “Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH! From His place He shall branch out, And He shall build the temple of the LORD;

Zechariah 6:12
John 15:2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

5-He holds the Keys to the house of David

I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open Isaiah 22:22
“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. Revelation 3:7

6-He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4

In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” And he says in another place, “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 5:6
where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? Hebrews 6:20
For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also.  He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar.  For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. For it is declared:

“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 7:15

7-In Bethlehem, a Ruler shall come forth who will shepherd my people Israel

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting.Micah 5:2
In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel. Matthew 2:6

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” Luke 2:15

8-And Darkness fell on the land at noon:

Amos 8:9 “In that day,” declares the Sovereign LORD,
“I will make the sun go down at noon
and darken the earth in broad daylight
From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.
Matthew 27:45
At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. Mark 15:33
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon Luke 23:44

9-“Passion for your house has consumed me”

Passion for your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me When I weep and fast, they scoff at me. When I dress in burlap to show sorrow, they make fun of me. I am the favorite topic of town gossip, and all the drunks sing about me. Psalm 69:9

In the Temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers’ coins over the floor, and turned over their tables. Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Passion for God’s house will consume me.” John 2:17

10-He was pierced for our transgressions

They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died. The sorrow and mourning in Jerusalem on that day will be like the great mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddo. Zechariah 12:10

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

Isaiah 53
Who has believed our message?
To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm?
 My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green shoot,like a root in dry ground.
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,
nothing to attract us to him.
He was despised and rejected
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.
He was despised, and we did not care.
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the LORD laid on him
the sins of us all.
 He was oppressed and treated harshly,
yet he never said a word.
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter.
And as a sheep is silent before the shearers,
he did not open his mouth.
 Unjustly condemned,he was led away.
No one cared that he died without descendants,
that his life was cut short in midstream.
But he was struck down
for the rebellion of my people.
 He had done no wrong
and had never deceived anyone.
But he was buried like a criminal;
he was put in a rich man’s grave.
But it was the LORD’s good plan to crush him
and cause him grief.
Yet when his life is made an offering for sin,
he will have many descendants.
He will enjoy a long life,
and the LORD’s good plan will prosper in his hands.
When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish,
he will be satisfied.
And because of his experience,
my righteous servant will make it possible
for many to be counted righteous,
for he will bear all their sins.
I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier,
because he exposed himself to death.
He was counted among the rebels.
He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels

He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. 1 Peter 2:24
After they had nailed him to the cross, the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. Matthew 27:35
Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross. They divided his clothes and threw dice to decide who would get each piece. Mark 15:24
It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame. Hebrews 6:6
He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:14
Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death Ephesians 2:16.
But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Galatians 3:13

Revelation 1:7
Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see him— even those who pierced him. And all the nations of the world will mourn for him. Yes! Amen
 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs.  One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.  These things happened in fulfillment of the Scriptures that say, “Not one of his bones will be broken,”  and “They will look on the one they pierced John 19:33-36

11-They divided his clothes and threw dice

They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing. Psalm 22:18
Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross. They divided his clothes and threw dice to decide who would get each piece. Mark 15:24
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. Luke 23:34
So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did. John 19:24

Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
 I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”
 I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Psalm 40

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A cloud of witnesses Hebrews 12 : The Lord watches you and KNOWS YOUR MOTIVES

But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.” Jeremiah 17:10

      Two years ago I had a dream about my uncle, who at the time, had just gotten into a very bad accident and barely made it out alive. I dreamt that I was watching a conversation about his life. The conversation was between a great angel that was charge over him and three beings who I could not see as clearly. The angel was standing in the room (or through the room because he was taller than the room) facing my uncle. I was watching and listening to conversations between the angel and three others. They were back and forth in discussions over my uncles life.  I could plainly see my uncle sitting on a couch in a living room (when I drew the dream out for my aunt with details like bookshelves, couches, doors, etc, she said it was exactly the picture of the living room of her house where he was staying after surgery) The angel was invisible but I could see it’s dimensions and understand what was said. Walls and doors made no difference- it’s as if they weren’t there at all. The angel was huge and it’s height reached over the roof, so I’d say the angel was over 12ft tall. Off (and higher up) to the right – almost in another dimension, I could see three others in discussion about my uncle’s life. The three were located just over the roof on the right, but also in the heavens- they were there, but not. There were three of them, I was more limited in what I saw with the three. With the angel, I could see an invisible shape, it’s height and it’s movements. With the three, I could only tell that there were three and from my limited allowance at the time, they seemed as if they were more like men, not angels- but not men – but not angels.

   The three were discussing, analyzing, reviewing my uncle’s life and I could hear them. They were making decisions and it seemed to take a while; they were discussing whether to allow my uncle to live or not. They went on in discussion, the three making a decision, telling the angel and the angel would respond to them. This went on for a while, back and forth, back and forth between the three and the angel -still discussing if my uncle should be allowed to live any longer.

    Finally a decision was made. I could see a 17 over his head- the allowance for his life. The three and the angel finally came to an agreed decision – he could have 17 more years to live. At that moment I saw the angel lean forward bending toward my uncle who sat on the couch. I saw the angel put forth his hands the same way I would if I were trying to talk some sense into someone. I heard the angel say “Well, are you going to do what is right? ARE YOU FINALLY GOING TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT? Everything you do from now on- good or bad will be written down and recorded –EVEN THE very MOTIVES FOR THE THINGS YOU DO” I could sense the angel was a bit…..annoyed.

 

The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From his throne he observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do. Isaiah 33:13-14

The Bible tells us :

1-The Lord watches us :  The LORD looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.The LORD looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. Psalm 53:2  Psalm 14:2 Psalm 33:13 

 2- The Lord sees us : (everything)  :  Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.For the LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.“For God watches how people live; he sees everything they do Job 34:21.Matthew 6:18 Matthew 6:6  Proverbs 5:21 

 3- He knows our motives :  But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”  He alone examines the motives of our hearts. So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time—before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due. But Jesus knew their evil motives. “You hypocrites!” he said. “Why are you trying to trap me? The LORD’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives  Proverbs 16:2 Jeremiah 17:10 Matthew 22:18 1 Corinthians 4:5 Proverbs 20:27 1 Thessalonians 2:4

4- He hears us :  And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.For the LORD hears the cries of the needy; he does not despise his imprisoned people.Psalm 69:331 John 5:14Proverbs 15:29 
 

5-Our Works (and life) are recorded in the books (and tested) : I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books.  You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books Revelation 20:12 Psalm 56:8 Revelation 20:12  Psalm 139:16

 6- Our life is tested and purified  : These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.But we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-5  1 Peter 1:7  1 Corinthians 3:13 

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way. But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire .Matthew 5:22 Matthew 12:36 Romans 14:12

 Three men? ( I thought this verse was interesting on the three men in the dream I had, but I really have no other explanation other that what I’ve shared above)Genesis 18:2 The Lord appeared again to Abraham near the oak grove belonging to Mamre. One day Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day. He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran to meet them and welcomed them, bowing low to the ground.“My lord,” he said, “if it pleases you, stop here for a while. Rest in the shade of this tree while water is brought to wash your feet. And since you’ve honored your servant with this visit, let me prepare some food to refresh you before you continue on your journey

  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. Revelation 1:5    And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, 

       Hebrew 12:1:  Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us, So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won’t let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us.

          There are two important message in this verse.  First we know we are being watched, and second, we are warned to get rid of anything that could slow us in our walk. We also know from other scripture that we are accountable for all we do and every word we say. The things we do are written down and the bible says the Lord hears us, He see’s us and records our conversations.  I know that the Lord’s message today -to me -is that I have things in my life I need to eliminate. Things I need to crucify, things that slow my walk, and ways in my life where I could easily fall into the desires of the world making me lukewarm. What? You may ask…well a lot. My thoughts, my actions, my anger, my words, and things I do. I may have slacked a bit in protecting my heart, so it’s time to do some cleaning and get back on track. (getting 40 new free channels from directtv didn’t help- oh and an ipod4-with all kinds of fun apps- these things are new distractions

  A Cloud of  Witness?????(Hebrews 12)

          “You have not come to a place like Mount Sinai that can be seen and touched. There is no flaming fire or dark cloud or storm or trumpet sound. The people of Israel heard a voice speak. But they begged it to stop,  because they could not obey its commands. They were even told to kill any animal that touched the mountain.  The sight was so frightening that Moses said he shook with fear.
What does this verse mean?  It’s telling us to remember the Israelites in the Wilderness and how terrifying it was for them to come close to the Lord. His Holiness left them trembling-“The sight was so frightening that Moses shook with fear” It could not be seen or touched.

Read on……  “You have now come to Mount Zion and to the heavenly Jerusalem. This is the city of the living God, where thousands and thousands of angels have come to celebrate. Here you will find all of God’s dearest children, whose names are written in heaven. And you will find God himself, who judges everyone. Here also are the spirits of those good people who have been made perfect.  And Jesus is here! He is the one who makes God’s new agreement with us, and his sprinkled blood says much better things than the blood of Abel”
 What is the message here?  We are told that we go to Mount Zion in the heavens.  You see, when we pray, we enter His gates- we are there before His throne. Jesus has now made a way for us to enter this Holy Place, that was impossible to enter without our Lord Jesus. If you only knew where you where when you are praying and honoring and worshipping Him – you would fall to your knees before the His Holy Presence. Sin cannot stand before Him, It runs from His Presence. He has a place for each of us there before His throne – but so many of those spaces remain empty. Go before His throne and enter His gates with Thanksgiving.
 Who are the witnesses? There are many  theories, but I believe this scripture could answer this question for us. We are told that we are surrounded by witnesses. But where? And who? This verse tells us in the heavens- and when are we here? When we pray and worship. And who is there? God’s dearest children, God himself, spirits of those good people who have been made perfect, and Jesus.

      So let’s break this down– when we go and pray or worship  the Lord in the name of Jesus, we enter into His Holy Place. This holy place is in the heavens before His throne. The Mount Zion from where the Lord roars.(look it up-Joel and Amos) It is here where we bow down in reverent fear and bring our requests before him, where we praise His name and give Him the honor He deserves. In these heavens there is a great cloud of witnesses- even Jesus! What a wonderful gift and privilege to be able to enter His gates.

“Make sure that you obey the one who speaks to you. The people did not escape, when they refused to obey the one who spoke to them at Mount Sinai. Do you think you can possibly escape, if you refuse to obey the one who speaks to you from heaven?  When God spoke the first time, his voice shook only the earth. This time he has promised to shake the earth once again, and heaven too. The words “once again” mean that these created things will someday be shaken and removed. Then what cannot be shaken will last.  We should be grateful that we were given a kingdom that cannot be shaken. And in this kingdom we please God by worshiping him and by showing him great honor and respect.  Our God is like a destructive fire!

 Revelation 3:16 : But since you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth.

You are being prepared for God’s Holy Kingdom.  Our trials and tests here are preparing us and bettering us for the Kingdom of God. Remember to count it all joy when trials come our way. The Lord is preparing a place for us (I think it’s ready). He created us to be Holy like Him, but we have so much more learning to do. Let us keep running the race with all joy. Knowing that through all our tests and trials, the Lord is still with us. It’s like the song says “all I know is Im not home yet, this is not where I belong, Take this world, and give me Jesus, this is not where I belong”

 

      Lord,  Make me despise the things you despise.  Forgive me for my worldly ways and falling into a lukewarm state. How easily this happens- the current seems so strong. But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. Because of your unfailing love,  I can enter your house; I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe. Lead me in the right path, O Lord or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow. Let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love  your name may be filled with joy. For you bless the godly, O Lord, you surround them with  your shield of love.   We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

  Pray for the lost (and salvation for my uncle)

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What is Babylon? Babylon today 2012

What is Babylon????????

   

1 Peter 5:8: Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour

       Reader Bonnie asked me this today- a good question!   I’m sure we all have ideas and theories, but what is Babylon? What is the babylon of the last days? I had this same question on my page “4 Lions and a Storm“. I know the lion represents Babylon, but what is this lion that we are to be careful of? What or who is Babylon?  The Lord is sending out a strong message and warning about this deceiver.

                      I see three different, yet similar Babylons- the first- we know as the tower of confusion in Genesis, then we see it as an enemy of Israel/Judah when the Lord used them to punish His people, then lastly we see it as God’s enemy to be destroyed finally in the last days. Who are they? What is it? What does the Lord want us to understand?  Let’s take some scripture and see what we can discover.

A GREAT DECEIVER!

According to Scripture( I listed below):

   Babylon is a place and spoken to as a nation of peoples that is supernaturally lead by satan.(see verses below)  It rules in anger and wants to take over the whole earth.(doesn’t that sound familiar?) I believe Babylon is an invisible army of wicked rulers who have deceived the people on earth to turn from God and worship other gods all the while they show pretentious face (remember Eph tells us we battle not against flesh and blood but against wicked rulers and principalities in the heavenlies ) According to scripture I found, we are told they act/pretend right and holy and fear the Lord but do not serve Him. This is only a front or cover for the wickedness, unfaithfulness and idolatry that fuels this people. It’s final demise will come at it’s greatest power, in what we know as the last days, or the day of the Lord. It is here where we see the King of Kings on a horse spoken of in Revelation 19. The winepress is the their blood – the punishment for their horrible wickedness and unfaithfulness

  This also we know: They are against God, Enemies of Israel,  rule in hatred and anger, they seem by outsiders as righteous or those who fear the Lord, but they do not love him or worship him, but instead have made up their own gods to serve, the are full of violence,  they are master deceivers, pretending to be friends with you, not revealing that they want to devour you as a lion devours it’s prey, they were used by God to punish His people,  it is a place where they held the Lord’s people captive –yet God’s people thrived there as they returned back to the Lord and repented, it is a mighty, beautiful and powerful city, a deceiver of nations, uses confusion to destroy God’s people, wants to rule all the nations and pour out it’s wrath upon them, . It is a  strong fortress that wants you to trust in it and not in God. It is a city given great authority and power. And a definition straight from the Word of God:  Babylon is the Mother of Harlots and the abomination of the earth.

Edom? The Church? 3 Part End times Babylon:     

   I’ve found scripture below and a few more if you look into it- that have me considering Edom/descendants of Esau (coming up from the Jordan River)- There seems to be puzzle pieces that can be put together with almost exact matching end time words that we see in Revelation concerning Edom- in Micah, Isaiah, Jeremiah and more. I also found scripture referring to Babylon that reminded me of the Church today. Consider this verse: Revelation 16:19: And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. (could Babylon be a 3 part system in the last days?) See video link below for more info on the Church.

Three horns in Daniel?
    
Could the three parts of Babylon have anything to do with the three horns mentioned in Daniel?  Daniel 7:8   I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things and Daniel 7:20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows

We are told Babylon will one day be a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird because the King of Kings will come and Heaven will be VICTORIOUS!

           Can I point them out? Can I show you on a map? I have not been given this information, I can only speculate, assume and wonder. I will give you what we are told and from there I believe you will understand what I am talking about and what the Lord is revealing.

Babylon/ Babel

1.      Descendents of Ham through Cush who began the kingdom

2.      When the people became one against God? Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

3.      Defined by Strongs- Confusing, a mixing, Babylonian empire by the Euphrates

4.      Some say it is Iraq

5.      Some say it means the Gate of God

6.      Enemies of Israel Joshua 7, 2 Kings 24, 2 Kings 25, Jer 20-21,

7.      They served gods they had created but on the outside it seemed as if they Feared the Lord.  “ They feared the Lord, yet served their own gods” 29 However every nation continued to make gods of its own, and put them in the shrines on the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in the cities where they dwelt. 30 The men of Babylon made Succoth Benoth…………… So they feared the Lord, and from every class they appointed for themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places.  They feared the Lord, yet served their own gods. 2 k 17

8. They act as if they are your friend, but want to destroy you. Is 39,  At that time Berodach-Baladan[a] the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick.  And Hezekiah was attentive to them, and showed them all the house of his treasures—the silver and gold, the spices and precious ointment, and allb] his armory—all that was found among his treasures. There was nothing in his house or in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.14 Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah, and said to him, “What did these men say, and from where did they come to you?”So Hezekiah said, “They came from a far country, from Babylon.”15 And he said, “What have they seen in your house?”So Hezekiah answered, “They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.”16 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord: 17 Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and what your fathers have accumulated until this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left,’ says the Lord. 18 ‘And they shall take away some of your sons who will descend from you, whom you will beget; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.’”19 So Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good!” For he said, “Will there not be peace and truth at least in my days?”

9.      Used by God to punish the Lord’s people for disobedience, unfaithfulness  2 Kings 24,2 Kings 25, 1 Chronicles 9:1, ezra 5:12

10.  Break down the house of the Lord 2 Kings 25 and it’s gates

11.  A Far away city 2 Chro, 333,36

12.  A City of Captivity 2 Chronicles 33-36

13.  A city where the remnant and the prophet were taken to and lived amidst

14.  A city that dwelt around another temple of a god they created

15.  A powerful city

16.  A place where God’s people wept, realized their sins and repented (well, some) Ps 137

17.  The great and beautiful city (aka The Golden city) the Lord will come against in the last days Is 13 and Rev 19:11

18.  Rules with anger Is 14

19.  Compared to Lucifer Is 14- we can assume then it is a city, a people, a nation that is ruled by satan, and will fall like satan will fall- and then we can say it is disguised in light as he is- a deceive of people and of nations who rules with great anger

20.  It’s ruler tries to ascend upon High, tries to put itself in the place of God Almighty Is 14

21.  She makes all nations drink of her wrath rev 14:8 and for this she will fall

22.  It is divided into three parts and on her was poured the wrath of God Rev 16:19

23.  Mother of all harlots (rahab ps 87) and abominations on earth Rev 17:5

24.  It will be a dwelling place for demon

25 A Lion!
For thus has the Lord said to me:
Go, set a watchman,Let him declare what he sees.”
And he saw a chariot with a pair of horsemen,
A chariot of donkeys, and a chariot of camels,
And he listened earnestly with great care.
Then he cried, “A lion, my Lord!
I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime;
I have sat at my post every night.
And look, here comes a chariot of men with a pair of horsemen!” Is 21Jeremiah 50:17Israel is like scattered sheep; The lions have driven him away. First the king of Assyria devoured him; Now at last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.”

26.  Babylon is a strong fortress that wants you to trust in it and not in God- Get out and get away from Babylon- remember to Trust in the LordGo forth from Babylon!Flee from the Chaldeans!With a voice of singing,Declare, proclaim this,
Utter it to the end of the earth;Say, “The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob!”21 And they did not thirst When He led them through the deserts;He caused the waters to flow from the rock for them;He also split the rock, and the waters gushed out.

27.  A city given great authority and Power, Is, Jer 25,27

28.  Mother of Harlots and the abomination of the earth

29.  Dwelling place of demons, a prison for every fowl spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird rev 18 9

30.  Full of violence rev 18 21 -A hammer of all the nations Jeremiah 50

31.  Heaven is victorious over it rev 19


4 More Verses to Consider: –

Isaiah 34:6The sword of the LORD is drenched with blood and covered with fat— with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of rams prepared for sacrifice. Yes, the LORD will offer a sacrifice in the city of Bozrah. He will make a mighty slaughter in Edom.

Isaiah 63:1 Who is this who comes from Edom, from the city of Bozrah, with his clothing stained red? Who is this in royal robes, marching in his great strength? “It is I, the LORD, announcing your salvation! It is I, the LORD, who has the power to save!” 

Jeremiah 49:21The earth will shake with the noise of Edom’s fall, and its cry of despair will be heard all the way to the Red SeaBehold, he (Edom/descendants of Esau) shall come up like a lion from the floodplain of the Jordan, against the dwelling place of the strong.but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea. Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs Jeremiah 49:18,19,21,22

He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. Revelation 19:13

   We know that whatever lies ahead, the Lord is with us. We do not need to fear. Notice the great men and prophets that rose us during this time of Captivity- let’s pray for more workers because the harvest is great. Be strong in the Lord and keep your hearts of fire continually flowing with the Mighty Power of the Holy Spirit.

    Give Praise and Honor to His Name- the Lord God Almighty and His Precious Son, Lamb of God, The Alpha and Omega, the Word, the Truth, Messiah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords- Jesus is His Name. He is the only way to Salvation. He is the only Way to the Father. He is Our Savior, let us lift up Holy Hands and Praise Him today.

    Remember you are here for such a time as this.

  Good Video:  http://www.eternalweight.com/video-gallery/ew-video-productions on Godtube discussing Babylon and the Apostacy of the Church.  (The 3 faces of the Apostacy)

Behold He comes quickly – Jeremiah 7-8

Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.” “Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. 
  and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, ‘We are delivered to do all these abominations’?
I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you, but you did not answer. Do you not see what they do in the cities and in the streets? jer 7-17

  Do they provoke Me to anger?” says the Lord. “Do they not provoke themselves, to the shame of their own faces?” Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, My anger and My fury will be poured out on this place—on man and on beast, on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground. And it will burn and not be quenched.”

Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’  Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward
        ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.

“They have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it.   Then death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those who remain of this evil family. Jer 7:19-8:3

‘Thus says the Lord:

Why has this people slidden back, in a perpetual backsliding?
They hold fast to deceit,They refuse to return.
I listened and heard, But they do not speak aright.
No man repented of his wickedness,
Saying, ‘What have I done?’
Everyone turned to his own course,
As the horse rushes into the battle.

“Even the stork in the heavens
Knows her appointed times;
And the turtledove, the swift, and the swallow
Observe the time of their coming.
But My people do not know the judgment of the Lord.

“How can you say, ‘We are wise,
And the law of the Lord is with us’?
Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood.
The wise men are ashamed,
They are dismayed and taken.
Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord;
So what wisdom do they have?

                                            Everyone is given to covetousness;
                                               From the prophet even to the priest
                                                         Everyone deals falsely.

Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’
When there is no peace.
12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination?
No! They were not at all ashamed,
Nor did they know how to blush.
Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;
In the time of their punishment
They shall be cast down,” says the Lord.
13 
“I will surely consume them,” says the Lord.

               My heart is overwhelmed and saddened with the amount of false teaching that is rampant everywhere.  The only way to know right and wrong teaching is to stay in the Word of God. Don’t be led astray- don’t believe every word you hear. This is a warning – many think they are saved and think they are in good standing with the Lord because of the false words of many teachers.

  We must teach every man, in all wisdom and warn every man- for now is the time- that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

          They hold fast to deceit,They refuse to return.
 I listened and heard, But they do not speak aright.
No man repented of his wickedness,
Saying, ‘What have I done?’
Everyone turned to his own course

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. Col 2;8

   Is there oil in your lamp? Are you on the narrow path? Have you crucified your old life and accepted your new life in Christ? Have you checked your heart? Have you repented?  Have you been deceived to believe that a lukewarm existence will gain you entrance to God’s Holy Place?

             Today is the day to commit to your Salvation in Jesus Christ, step out of the World and it’s evil ways. For behold – The Lord comes quickly.

          Grace and Peace of the Lord God and His Son Jesus Christ be with you all.