I would strongly advise anybody to stay away-as far as possible- from the mentally sick individuals ( I've met a few on my way) who are giving their personal interpretation of the Book of Revelation, where they appear to be one of the participants. Not only are these individuals potentially dangerous for your own mental safety, they are trying ( willingly or unwillingly) to push you into their fantasy world.
As for the numerous, pseudo political and prophetic websites that are maintaining you in a state of permanent fear about the tribulation that is to come, I think that it would be wiser to ignore them too, especially the ones that are asking you to buy food reserve online for the days of tribulation. What if we run out of food during the tribulation? Guess what, you mad thinkers: Hashem will provide.
All these people are completely mad; many of them are possessed and well, if you start following them, you will forget about the One that you should follow: Yeshua our Messiah.
In order to be prepared for our Lord's return, you should remember His words. Whatever happens, you should place His words in the first place-above anybody else's-should this "other person" be a disciple of the 1st Century. The Master's words come FIRST.
As I will develop my points, you will surely undertstand the foolishness of all this apocalyptic movement.
What did Yeshua our Messiah state about His return?
"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." Matthew 24:36The Son of Man is clearly telling you that no one but the Father knows about the very day of His return. So WHO will you believe: one of those false prophets, or Yeshua, who is the Truth?
The choice is up to you. Choose WISELY. Very WISELY. I will go that far to tell you that anybody, regardless of his confession or walk of life, who is telling you about a year, a day or a precise date is lying to you. Woe onto that person!
It doesn't matter how many Bible studies she has done or how many Middle-Eastern languages she speaks. This person is a LIAR, and as such, you should stay away from her.
I've been mocked by people who claimed that the Bible codes revealed precise rapture dates. I don't care. I prefer being taken as a fool before men as to look crazy in front of our Lord and Savior.
How Yeshua wants you to anticipate His return
For some obvious, practical reasons, I will not be able to isolate all of Yeshua's statements regarding His return. However, I will do my best to single out some meaningful verses that will help you understand the signs preceding His Second Coming.
You will understand that in NO WAY Yeshua wants you to join the crowd of neurotic catastrophy foretellers and false prophets or false Messiahs who dare to speak in His Name.
May I also remind you that the Holy Spirit is a Spirit of joy! Yeshua's abundant joy should irrigate your souls constantly and transform it into a beautiful garden.
Of course, you are meant to be a watchman of the events. But when you are reading a verse, make sure you are understanding it with the help of the Holy Spirit before jumping to conclusions based on scholar's conclusions.
In Matthew, chapter 24, Yeshua foretold the destruction of the Temple.
So, which are the clear signs of our Messiah's coming?
"See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my Name, saying " I am the Messiah", and they will lead many astray".
Today more than ever, sects are proliferating. Whether in corporate religions or in other sects, so many individuals come up with an arrogant speech in our Lord's Name.
Some false preachers ( and there are many; I will avoid mentioning them, because these people don't deserve free publicity-at all.)
How will you recognize these serpents? Again, you'll have to look at their fruits:
- unbiblical message
- pride, arrogance
- lewd speech
This is, of course, a non-exhaustive list of many of their characteristics.
Remember that the Anti-Christ ( no matter who he is, or if the Anti-Christ represents several persons denying Yeshua,) is a man of PRIDE.
Pride and arrogance are obvious signs of Satan's presence within a person.There are rumors circulating on the internet that the Antechrist should be revealed today, on May the 5th, 2016. Truth or hoax? This should definitely not be your main concern right now.
" And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold."I do believe that this prophecy is actually being fulfilled in many ways.
The lack of morality has never been greater than today. People are complacent towards sin. The concept of "tolerance" has induced "gay marriage" and programming teachings about gay sex to kindergarten children in the USA. Love is growing colder and people are very selfish, money ridden in the 21st Century. To the attentive observer, there is a RISE IN EVIL.
"But the one who endures to the end will be saved"The encouragement Yeshua is giving each and everyone is to stand faithful before He returns. Clearly, we have already entered times of tribulations. With the persecution of the Eastern Christians, the silence of Western countries that want to get rid of morals and of God, terrorism worldwide, all political events speak for themselves.
" And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."
The Good News spreading worldwide is a VERY CLEAR SIGN of Yeshua's return!
What does it mean? Each true disciple of Yeshua has a responsibility in working for the Kingdom. The more we are active in spreading Yeshua's Gospel, the greater are the chances of His imminent return.
In short: PREACH THE GOOD NEWS!
With great revivals happening in Israel since 2010, I do believe that the Good News is propelled into the right direction. Let us preach the Good News to anybody in the world who is willing to hear it.
Yeshua's words about the Abomination of the Desolation probably have to do with the Temple. Corporate religions and politicians do have wicked One World Religion plans, as far as I know.
This is probably the place where the Antichrist will rise
However, one should worry less about this. Do worry about being deeply rooted in Yeshua rather than about the Antichrist's whereabouts.
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from Heaven, and the powers of Heaven will be shaken. Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory".When the prophecy of Joel, chapter 2 will be completely fulfilled, we will experience our Lord's Second Coming.
In 2014 and 2015, we have seen a rare warning in the sky: the apparition of the bloody moons or tetrads. You will be able to explore their biblical signification by clicking the link I gave you.
I truly believe with all my heart that Yeshua is at the door. Rabbi Kaduri prophesied Yeshua's return after Ariel Sharon's death, which happened back in January 2014.
Of course, our Lord's appreciation of time is not the same as ours and it would be very dangerous to speculate about a precise date (Yeshua insisted that only our Father in Heaven knows.)
In conclusion, what does our Messiah want from us?
Yeshua wants us to be awaken, night and day.
"Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming".
The parable of the 10 virgins teaches you about the right attitude before our King.
Fill yourself with the Holy Spirit, have a loving relationship with our Lord. Also remember to act in love: feed the hungry and do good all around you instead of throwing verses arrogantly in the face of other people.
I short: do as Yeshua says and the King will welcome you at His table.
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