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REVEILLES-TOI TOI QUI DORS …

Tout a été prédit et tout se réalise conformément à la Parole infaillible. Tout ce que nous voyons n’est qu’un avant-goût de l’horreur inimaginable, de l’apothéose de la méchanceté et de la noirceur du cœur de l’homme, ce d’autant plus qu’il a rejeté son Créateur.

Matthieu 24 : 6-25  »Vous entendrez parler de guerres et de bruits de guerres ; gardez-vous d’être troublés, car il faut que toutes ces choses arrivent. Mais ce ne sera pas encore la fin. 7 Car une nation s’élèvera contre une autre nation, et un royaume contre un autre royaume ; et il y aura des famines, des pestes, et des tremblements de terre en divers lieux. 8 Mais toutes ces choses ne seront que le commencement des douleurs. 9 Alors ils vous livreront aux tribulations, et vous tueront ; et vous serez haïs de toutes les nations, à cause de mon Nom.

10 Et alors plusieurs seront scandalisés, se trahiront et se haïront les uns les autres. 11 Et il s’élèvera plusieurs faux prophètes, qui en séduiront plusieurs. 12 Et, parce que l’iniquité sera multipliée, la charité de plusieurs se refroidira. 13 Mais celui qui persévérera jusqu’à la fin sera sauvé. 14 Cet Evangile du Royaume sera prêché dans toute la terre habitée, pour servir de témoignage à toutes les nations, et alors viendra la fin. Or quand vous verrez l’abomination qui causera la désolation, qui a été prédite par Daniel, le prophète, être établie dans le lieu saint, que celui qui lit ce prophète y fasse attention ! 16 Alors, que ceux qui seront en Judée fuient dans les montagnes ;

 17 et que celui qui sera sur le toit ne descende pas pour emporter quoi que ce soit de sa maison ; 18 que celui qui sera dans les champs ne retourne pas en arrière pour prendre ses habits. 19 Malheur aux femmes enceintes, et à celles qui allaiteront en ces jours-là ! 20 Priez pour que votre fuite n’arrive pas en hiver, ni un jour de sabbat. Car alors il y aura une grande tribulation, telle qu’il n’y en a point eu depuis le commencement du monde jusqu’à présent, et qu’il n’y en aura jamais. 22 Et, si ces jours n’étaient abrégés, personne ne serait sauvé ; mais à cause des élus, ces jours seront abrégés. 23 Alors si quelqu’un vous dit : Voici, le Christ est ici. Ou : Il est là. Ne le croyez pas. 24 Car il s’élèvera de faux christs et de faux prophètes, ils feront de grands prodiges et des miracles, pour séduire même les élus, s’il était possible. 25 Voici, je vous l’ai prédit. »

La troisième guerre mondiale a déjà commencé, il suffit d’analyser avec attention les conflits qui minent le monde.

Une vision sur la guerre, les réfugiés et le retour de Jésus – datant de 1968

En 1968, une chrétienne norvégienne de 90 ans a reçu une vision annonçant 4 signes de grande envergure, dont une grosse vague de réfugiés sur l’Europe – juste avant le retour de Jésus.

Alors que quantité d’affirmations plus ou moins farfelues, et de « révélations » invérifiables fleurissent de nos jours sur Internet, voici une vision qui date un peu, et qui semble marquée du sceau de l’authenticité.

Elle a été acceptée et publiée par plusieurs groupes d’églises évangéliques – dont la très sérieuse BFP, fédération d’églises évangéliques pentecôtistes allemandes, suite au rapport de l’évangéliste norvégien Emanuel Minos, membre des églises évangéliques pentecôtistes de Norvège et surnommé le « Billy Graham nordique ».

  1. Minos, aujourd’hui décédé, avait soigneusement noté la vision que lui avait rapportée cette femme de Valdres (Norvège), avant de la laisser de côté pendant plusieurs années parce qu’elle lui paraissait incompréhensible. Ce n’est qu’une trentaine d’années plus tard, voyant la situation mondiale, qu’il a compris qu’il devait la publier. Cette femme était une chrétienne encore tout à fait alerte, fiable et d’une excellente réputation.

Voici le récit de sa vision – avec les notes personnelles de E. Minos.

 » J’ai vu la période juste avant la venue de Jésus et le déclenchement de la Troisième Guerre mondiale. J’ai vu les événements avec mes yeux naturels. J’ai vu le monde comme une sorte de globe et j’ai vu l’Europe, pays par pays. J’ai vu la Scandinavie. J’ai vu la Norvège. J’ai vu certaines choses qui devront arriver juste avant le retour de Jésus, et juste avant que n’arrive la dernière calamité, un désastre tel qu’il n’y en a jamais eu auparavant.  »

Elle a mentionné quatre vagues :

  1. » D’abord, avant que Jésus ne vienne et avant que la Troisième Guerre mondiale n’éclate, il y aura une période de “ détente ” comme nous n’en avons jamais eu avant. Il y aura la paix entre les super-puissances de l’est et de l’ouest, et il y aura une longue période de paix. (Souvenez-vous qu’on était en 1968, au moment où la guerre froide était à son paroxysme. E. Minos). Durant cette période de paix, beaucoup de pays se désarmeront, y compris la Norvège et nous ne serons pas préparés, quand elle (la guerre) éclatera. La Troisième Guerre mondiale commencera d’une manière et d’un endroit que personne n’aura prévus. «
  1.  » Une tiédeur sans pareil s’emparera des chrétiens, un éloignement du christianisme véritable et vivant. Les chrétiens ne seront pas ouverts à la prédication pénétrante. Ils ne voudront pas, comme c’était le cas autrefois, entendre parler du péché et de la grâce, de la loi et de l’Evangile, de la repentance et de la restauration. A la place il y aura un substitut : le christianisme de la prospérité (du bonheur).

La chose importante sera d’avoir du succès, d’être reconnu; d’avoir des choses matérielles, choses que Dieu ne nous a jamais promises de cette façon. Les églises et les maisons de prière seront de plus en plus vides. Au lieu de la prédication à laquelle nous avons été habitués pendant des générations – comme de prendre sa croix et suivre Jésus – ce sera le divertissement, l’art et la culture qui envahiront les églises, là où on aurait dû trouver des réunions pour la repentance et le réveil. Ceci sera en nette augmentation juste avant le retour de Jésus.

  1. Il y aura une désintégration morale telle que la vieille Norvège n’en a jamais connue. Les gens vivront ensemble comme s’ils étaient mariés, mais sans être mariés. (Je ne crois pas que le concept d’union libre était connu en 1968. E. Minos) Beaucoup d’impureté avant le mariage et beaucoup d’infidélité dans le mariage deviendront la norme, et cela sera justifié de toutes sortes de façons. Cela pénétrera aussi dans les milieux chrétiens et nous l’accepterons – même le péché contre nature.
    Juste avant le retour de Jésus, il y aura des émissions TV comme nous n’en avons jamais vu. (La TV venait tout juste d’arriver en Norvège, en 1968. E. Minos).

La télévision sera remplie d’une violence tellement horrible qu’elle enseignera aux gens à s’entretuer et se détruire mutuellement, et nos rues ne seront plus sûres. Les gens imiteront ce qu’ils verront. Il n’y aura pas une seule station de télévision, mais il y en aura plein. (Elle ne connaissait pas le mot “chaîne” que nous utilisons aujourd’hui. C’est pourquoi elle les a appelées des stations. E. Minos). La télévision sera exactement comme la radio, où on trouve beaucoup de “ stations ˮ, et elle sera remplie de violence. Les gens l’utiliseront pour se divertir. Nous y verrons des scènes terribles de meurtre et de destruction les uns des autres, et ceci envahira toute la société. On verra aussi à l’écran des scènes de sexe, les choses les plus intimes qui se vivent dans le cadre du mariage. (J’ai protesté en disant que nous avons une loi qui interdit ce genre de choses. E. Minos).

Alors, la vieille femme a dit : Cela va arriver, et vous le verrez. Tout ce que nous avions avant sera démoli et les choses les plus indécentes se passeront devant nos yeux.

  1. Les gens des pays pauvres déferleront sur l’Europe. (En 1968, on ne connaissait pas ce genre d’immigration. E. Minos).

Ils viendront également en Scandinavie, et en Norvège. Ils seront si nombreux que les gens commenceront à les détester et à s’endurcir contre eux. Ils seront traités comme les Juifs avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Alors nous atteindrons la pleine mesure de nos péchés. (J’ai protesté sur la question de l’immigration. Je ne l’ai pas comprise à ce moment-là. E. Minos).

Les larmes de la vieille femme ont coulé sur ses joues – « Moi je ne le verrai pas, mais vous, vous le verrez. Puis soudainement, Jésus viendra et la Troisième Guerre mondiale éclatera. Ce sera une guerre courte.  » (Elle l’a vue en vision)

Tout ce que j’ai vu de la guerre auparavant ne sera qu’un jeu d’enfants comparé à celle-la, et elle se terminera avec l’explosion d’une bombe atomique. L’air sera si pollué qu’on ne pourra plus respirer. Cela couvrira plusieurs continents : l’Amérique, le Japon, l’Australie et les nations riches. L’eau sera souillée (contaminée ? E. Minos). Nous ne pourrons plus labourer la terre. Le résultat, c’est que seul un reste subsistera. Les survivants des pays riches essayeront de fuir vers les pays pauvres, mais ils nous traiteront avec la même dureté que celles dont nous avons usée envers eux.

Je suis si heureuse que je ne verrai pas ces choses, mais quand le temps approchera, vous devrez prendre courage et annoncer tout cela. J’ai reçu cela de Dieu, et rien de tout cela ne contredit ce que la Bible dit.

“ Celui qui a reçu le pardon de ses péchés et qui a Jésus comme Sauveur et Seigneur, est en sécurité. ”

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Comme le prescrit la Bible, nous devons examiner toutes choses – et donc nous poser un certain nombre de questions avant d’accepter cette révélation comme venant effectivement de Dieu.

Mais il semble bien que les analyses de divers pasteurs et ministères, reconnus dans leurs dénominations respectives, mènent toutes à accepter cette vision comme un sérieux avertissement venant de Dieu.

Comme cette femme le dit elle-même, aucune affirmation de cette vision ne contredit l’enseignement des Ecritures.

Par ailleurs l’entourage de cette chrétienne rend un témoignage unanime à sa probité et à son engagement chrétien.

De plus – et contrairement à ce que nous constatons fréquemment aujourd’hui – nous ne sommes pas en présence d’une personne qui chercherait le pouvoir, l’argent ou la notoriété – mais juste en présence d’une vieille dame, disciple de Jésus-Christ, qui ne demandait rien à personne, et qui s’est fait simplement l’écho de la révélation surnaturelle qu’elle a reçue.

Cette révélation est dans la droite ligne de ce que les croyants des générations précédentes nous ont laissé comme avertissement à partir des Ecritures.

A savoir :

– Le mal, sous toutes ses formes, la rébellion contre Dieu et le mépris de ses lois vont continuer à empirer jusqu’au temps où Dieu va y mettre un terme par le jugement. Jugement manifesté au travers de plusieurs fléaux terribles, annoncés autant par les prophètes de l’Ancienne Alliance que par le Nouveau Testament.

– Le retour de Jésus-Christ sur terre, en personne – est une réalité historique à venir, annoncée de multiples façons par les prophètes de la Bible, et annoncée très clairement par Jésus lui-même.

De plus l’Esprit de Dieu a été donné aux chrétiens pour les avertir, les diriger et les consoler.

Que des détails non contenus dans la Bible (afflux d’immigrés), mais ne la contredisant pas, soient donnés dans une telle révélation est tout à fait en accord avec l’expérience biblique. Le livre des Actes mentionne à plusieurs reprises de telles directions prophétiques (annonce d’une famine, d’un danger, d’un besoin).

Cette vision résonne donc comme un nouvel avertissement, qui nous incite à prendre la Bible au sérieux plus que jamais.

Emanuel Minos – Wikipédia (en norvégien)https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emanuel_Minos

Article sur Emanuel Minos (en anglais) http://www.revivaltimes.org/index.php?aid=288

Version anglaise de la visionhttp://www.inthebeginning.com/articles/norway1968.htm

Article Charisma Magazine http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/prophecy/22537-astonishing-1968-prophecy-by-90-year-old-woman

31 Octobre 2015

Patrick Vauclair, réalisateur (Emissions TV, Documentaires – Enquête « Géopolitique et prophéties bibliques »)

The Biblical Prophecy Or “The War between the Two Posterities ” part 1

The Biblical Prophecy Or “The War between the Two Posterities ”
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“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded
by armies, you will know that its desolation is
near.
Then let those who are in Judea flee to the
mountains, let those in the city get out, and let
those in the country not enter the city.
For this is the time of punishment in fulfilment
of all that has been written. How dreadful it will
be in those days for pregnant women and
nursing mothers! There will be great distress in
the land and wrath against this people.
They will fall by the sword and will be taken as
prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be
trampled on by the Gentiles until the times.”
LUKE 21:20-24
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INTRODUCTION
We don’t have to be a big prophet to realise that the world is going terribly wrong.
You have undoubtedly noticed that despite the spectacular progress made in all kind of areas of life (economic, social, agricultural, medical, technological and scientific), everything goes from bad to worse. All these discoveries should therefore allow each human being to have a decent standard of life. Shouldn’t the international organisms serve man‘s cause? In addition, shouldn’t this humanist philosophy – so dear to nations’ leaders, contribute to peace to harmony between people?
However, like me, you have also remarked that there is nothing of this. On the contrary, the planet is shaken by: numerous economic crisis, unending conflicts, epidemics of all sorts, poverty etc. What we actually notice in facts is that a minority (a fist) of people holds practically all the power, all the natural resources, all the economic and financial benefits, while the 3 thirds of humanity lives on the brink of poverty and is being decimated by different calamities. Perhaps you have already noticed in these last years that the number of catastrophes has risen exponentially. To all these questions, there are answers in the Bible.
God put on my heart to share the capital prophecy found in Genesis 3: 15, so that the world and His Church be warned of what is going to happen.
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring
and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.“ Genesis 3:15
The entire humanity’s history and destiny are found in this biblical prophecy.
The origin of all evil that hits the Earth lead back to Adam’s and his wife’s Eve’s sin. You might be asking how such a ‘small’ sin can cause such a huge chaos? But choosing to obey the snake’s voice has never been nor is a trifle matter, because acting this way, Adam and Eve had removed themselves from God’s will, therefore lacking His protection and blessings.
Lord has only plans of peace and happiness for mankind (Jeremiah 29: 11), but no man can’t enjoy them unless he accepts His commandments.
“If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea. “ Isaiah 48:18.
Such as Adam and Eve, each person has before him/her a choice: that of listening to God’s voice and thus belonging to Him or listening to the snake and belonging to his posterity (his descendants).
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Through the disobedience of the first human couple: Adam and Eve, God has pronounced a series of curses upon them and upon their future descendants/ their posterity – curses that hit them as a whip. God has especially declared that there will be an enmity and a hate between the woman and the snake and between their descendants.
The war between these 2 posterities has started in the Garden of Eden, when God told the snake that his food from then on would be the soil:”
” So the Lord God said to the serpent, ’Because you have done this, cursed
are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your
belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life’.” Genesis 3: 14
But the dust that makes the snake’s food is in fact the man:” To Adam he said, ‘Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, <You must not eat of it>, cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. » Genesis 3:17-19
“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned—“ Romans 5:12.
Therefore, from the moment on when our first parents had fallen, there is a this continuous war between the children of God and the children of Satan – conflict that will last until the end of the world.
Though in the eyes of men there are 4 human races (white, black, yellow and red), for God there are only 2: the chosen race (1 Peter 2: 9) that represents the Church/The Ekklesia in Greek, Jews and Gentiles converted to Christ that are better called “sheep” (Matthew 25: 31-40) or ‘wheat’ (Matthew 13: 24-30 and 37-43) and the race of vipers (Matthew 3: 7) that symbolises the ‘goats’ (Matthew 25: 31-46) or the ‘tars’ (Matthew 13: 24-30).
These 2 races represent those 2 posterities that fight each other from the beginning of humanity. The first conflict between them took place in Genesis 4: Cain, choosing to kill his brother Abel sealed his fate because through this deed he became Satan’s posterity. (1 John 3: 12)
But, regarding Abel, he belonged to the Woman’s posterity. Cain is also the image of the apostate church that fights Jesus-Christ’ true disciples – men led by His Excellency the Holy Spirit.
“Now Abel kept the flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favour on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not
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look with favour. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Then the Lord said to Cain: ‘Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.’ Now Cain said to his brother Abel: ‘Let’s go out to the field.’ And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, « Where is your brother Abel?’ ‘I don’t know,’ he replied. ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ The Lord said: ’What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand’.” Genesis 4:2b-11.
The snake has well understood the prophecy from Genesis 3:1, according to which the woman’s posterity: Messiah was going to crush his own posterity’s head.
That is why, he used any means to prevent the fulfilment of this word, trying to kill the line of the promised son from his birth. (Revelation 12:4). His objective was to stop the mystery of piety: Yahweh’s incarnation (1 Timothy 3: 16). Therefore, in order to reach his goal, the enemy used his own posterity, according to the examples below:

Cain, who was from the Evil One (1 John 3: 12), the assassin of his brother Abel;

Pharaoh ordered the killing of all Jewish male children (Exodus 1:15);

Saul tried to kill David (1 Samuel 18:11);

Athaliah, the daughter of Jezebel (King Ahab’s wife)’s daughter, has also tried to murder the royal family (2 Kings11:1).

Haman tried to exterminate all Hebrews (Esther 3:6; 7:3);

Herode tried to kill baby Jesus to stop him from ruling – Matthew 2.
Some people say that Eve had intimate relations with the snake and that Cain was their result. The bible doesn’t allow us to believe such insinuation; on the contrary, at Cain’s birth, Eve said:” Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, « With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man. » Genesis 4: 1
Eve didn’t glorify the Creator; she presented herself as the creator. She forgot that the first born were meant to belong to the Lord (Exodus 13: 2) and acting this way, she opened a door so the snake became Cain’s spiritual father.
After Abel’s death, Adam and Eve were surely depressed because nobody was invoking God’s Name (Yahweh). Only after Set’s birth, Eve says:” God has given me a son”; she understood that the Glory (Shekinah in Hebrew) belongs to God and has to be given to Yahweh in all things.
It was only after Enoch’s birth (Set’s son) that Adam and Eve and their children had started for the first time to invoke the Lord’s Name (Genesis 4:25-26). This is the first revival in the biblical history and in that of humanity’s. Eve
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wouldn’t have been able to have sexual relations with the snake while Adam, her husband was beside her all the time (Genesis 3: 6).
Despite the fact that the world has heaps of cities, for God there are only 2: Jerusalem and Babylon. The war between these 2 posterities is more precisely this confrontation between Jerusalem and Babylon, between the chosen race and the race of vipers.
These 2 cities have always been in conflict; they represent 2 systems or 2 kingdoms, the good and the evil, the day and the night, the light and the darkness. When one of these is at its climax, the other one is destroyed. The snake’s posterity lives in Babylon (knowing that the world cities belong to Babylon) and the woman’s posterity lives in the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21: 2).
The first historic war between these 2 cities began under the rules of kings: Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon or of Shinar) and Jehoiakim and Shedek
(kings of Jerusalem).
“ In the 3rd year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure house of his god.” {Shinar or Babylon according to Genesis 11:1, Zechariah 5:11} Daniel 1: 1-2.
“On the 7th day of the 5th month, in the 19th year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard, an official of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. He set fire to the temple of the Lord , the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. The whole Babylonian army, under the commander of the imperial guard, broke down the walls around Jerusalem. “2 Kings 25: 8-10.
“I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” Isaiah 46: 10
Let’s not forget that the Bible being a prophetic book; we have to take seriously its warnings: “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. “2 Peter 1: 19-21
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The word ‘lamp’ in this verset is ‘luchnos’ in Greek and means candle or candlestick. In Exodus 27: 20-21we see that the candlestick had to be always lit for the lighting of the Tabernacle. The lamp that the Bible refers to here is actually a lamp with fuse soaked in oil and wasn’t able to lit the entire house. Thus, in order to see clearly a certain place, the lamp had to be held everywhere at all times. The expression ‘to be careful’ has its origins from the Greek word
‘prosecho’ and it means ‘ to dedicate all thoughts and all efforts’. This means that all our attention and diligence ought to converge towards the prophetic word that we might understand it: “Who reads may he understands” says Jesus in Matthew 24: 15.
Such as a primitive lamp, the biblical prophecy brings only a partial lighting
(1 Corinthians 13:12) and that’s why we have to be vigilant not to interpret it differently (2 Peter1: 20-21) and to avoid twisting it in order to defend our own personal views.
We also are not to incite people’s curiosity taking the freedom of certain events such as the Lord’s return. This lamp is however indispensable in guiding us on our way and in enlightening us in this world full of darkness. It is essential to help us discern the times we live in.
There are 2 types of prophecies: the conditional ones and the non-conditional ones: the first type is fulfilled if the man listens to God (Deuteronomy 28) and the second type are those that happen no matter what. These last ones regard exclusively the end of time events: Messiah’s birth, the Church’s birth, the persecutions, the apostasy, the Church’s , the big tribulation, the Beast’s reign, the visible return of Jesus-Christ, the judgement of nations, the saints’ resurrection, Israel’s restoration, millennium, the last judgement, the lake of fire and the New Jerusalem.
Few people know what is going on, what is going to happen and what will the world’s fate be at the end of time. But God doesn’t want us to be surprised by thse events – that is why He is giving us the prophetic word. This lamp (the prophecy) is shining in an obscure place that represents the world. We have to consider seriously the biblical prophecies to be better equipped for the end of time events and for Messiah’s imminent return. Numerous prophecies have already been fulfilled in the past and others are being fulfilled at present, which proves that the Bible is worthy of all confidence.
The Scripture often uses a symbolic language to express and explain the reality, but only the people filled with God’s Spirit can understand it. The woman, the snake and their 2 posterities have a particular symbology that we are going to discover together. The identification of these characters will allow us to better understand the depth of the prophecy in Genesis 3: 15. The study of the origins of this conflict is indispensable for the understanding of the present events and their ending.
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This prophecy hides in itself all the mysteries of human existence, including the foundation of Israel, his captivities, his dissipation between nations and his final restoration, the Lord’s return (His birth, His death, His resurrection and His imminent return), the Church’s birth (worldly persecution, removal by the Lord etc.)- Everything is included in this prophecy. Through His Word, God gives us all the strategy of the enemy who governs this world. Like a spider that weaves its web, the devil established a system as seductive as dangerous that holds captives mostly the entire population of this planet. Satan is the one who has built the politic Babylon that includes the New World Order and the religious Babylon represented by the Apostate Church and by the Ecumenism.
Through this book, I would like that each person who reads it becomes aware of the fact that they are actors in a war between these 2 types of posterities or descendants. It is therefore up to you to make a choice that will determine your destiny…
“Then the Lord replied: « Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets
so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” Habakkuk 2: 2-3

CHAPTER I  THE WOMAN AND HER POSTERITY
I. WHO IS THE WOMAN?
The woman in Genesis 3: 15 is firstly represented by Eve, the mother of all men, whose name means ‘life’. She is also the image of Mary, the mother of the man Jesus Christ:” Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7: 14 and finally, she symbolizes Israel in a prophetic way – the nation described as ‘Yahweh’s wife’ in Hosea 2: 18-22 and in Revelation 12: 1-2:”A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.” Indeed, the sun, the moon and those 12 stars from this passage symbolize Jacob, Rachel and the 12 tribes of Israel (Genesis 37: 5-11).
The Bible tells us that the woman is dressed in the sun, that she has the moon at her feet and 12 stars as a crown on her head. The explanation of this vision is found in Joseph’s dream in Genesis 37: 9-11:” Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. « Listen, » he said, « I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me. » When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, « What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you? » His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.”
Listening to his son Joseph’s recount of the dream, Jacob understood that: he was the sun, Rachel – the moon and his other sons – those 11 stars, Joseph being the 12th. This woman is not the Church like some claim, because the Church never gave birth to Jesus. It is rather Israel, the Eternal’s wife, because it was Israel that Jesus (The Anointed One – Yeshoua Ma’shiah) came out of.
“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for
the gospel of God–the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David.” Romans 1: 1-3
Other people claim that the woman from Revelation represents the Church and that the son that she gave birth to is the Christian elite that proclaims the Gospel and wins the nations from Christ. This interpretation is not at all biblical. The boy son is the one who is meant to pasture the nations with an iron rod and it cannot be another one but the Lord Jesus Christ, thing confirmed by the way by the verses found in Psalm 2.
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Let us also notice also that the Catholic and Orthodox Christians teach that this woman from revelation is Mary, the queen of sun, which is completely false.
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THE WOMAN’S POSTERITY
The Jews, as individual human beings form the woman’s first posterity, then it is Jesus Christ who is the Posterity by Excellency (Revelation 12: 4-5; Galatians 3: 16) and finally the Church – Christ’s body. (Revelation 12: 17)
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Israel: the woman’s first posterity
Those who want to teach others about the biblical prophecy shouldn’t make the mistake of leaving out Israel from God’s plan. Of course we have to remember that all the Bible writers, around 40, were all of Jewish descent, all except Luke. Messiah – the main object of the biblical prophecy was Himself a Jew from birth (John 4). Excluding Israel from the scriptural prophecy would mean to expose ourselves to apostasy. This would lead to a false interpretation of the Bible because Israel is the heart of the biblical prophecy.
The Jews’ history started when God ordered Abram to leave his country, promising him a huge posterity and an immense nation in the country of Canaan (Genesis 12: 1-2). Today this land is known by the name of Israel, after the new name of Abraham’s first grandson that gave birth to the Jewish people.
Canaan, nowadays Israel, is the land promised by God to Abraham and to his descendants (Genesis 12: 7; 13: 15; 15: 18; 17: 8). This land is described many times in the Bible (Torah) like an immense fertile land, a place where milk and honey flow.
In the past, the Jews were called Israelites because of their ancestor Jacob that was named Israel by God’s angel (Genesis 32: 28). The name ‘Jew’ (Hebrew) comes from the word ‘Eber’ or more precisely ‘Heber’, one of Abraham’s descendants (Genesis 10: 21). Another source teaches us that this term comes from the word ‘eyver’ that means ‘from the other side’, referring to Abraham that originated from the other side of Euphrates. Some symbolic interpretations claim that ‘the other side’ is translated by Abraham’s separation from the other nations, both morally and spiritually.
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Who is a Jew?
The word “Jew’ finds its origins in the first name: Judah, one of Jacob’s 12th sons. All Jacob’s physical descendants (at least with a Jewish mother) and the proselytes (the Gentiles converted to Judaism) are named Jews. It is to be noted that a Jew by origin/ descent, though non-practicing or atheist, will always be considered a Jew even in the eyes of the most ultra-Orthodox Jews. Thus, the Judaism seems to be more a citizenship than a religion.
Abraham
The Jews had their first historic census around the year 1700 B.C. The Egyptian tablets found at Tel-Al-Amarna – a pharaoh’s city built by Akhenaton mention the Jews under the name ‘Habiru’. However, in reality, the Bible is the only source that gives us correct and detailed information regarding the Jewish people. According to Scriptures, around 1700 B.C., Abraham and his own family separate themselves from the Aramenians {the town Ur, in Haldea} in order to go to the land of Canaan: ”The Lord had said to Abram, « Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. « I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. ” Genesis 12: 1-2
Abraham had 2 sons from 2 different women: Sarah, his legal wife and Agar, the Egyptian servant. The first born was the servant’s boy, named Ismael who, according to the legend, has as descendants the Arabs – the nomads of the desert. Sarah bore Isaac – the child of the promise, in her old age. Then, Isaac had Jacob, the father of the Jewish nation.
Isaac succeeded his father and also had 2 sons from his wife Rebekah: Esau and Jacob. Advanced in years and blind, he wanted to bless Esau to make him become the family chief. But thanks to his mother’s intervention, Isaac, the cadet, cunningly appropriates the blessing due to his brother. Therefore, Jacob runs to his uncle Laban to escape his brother’s anger. During his run he had a prophetic dream when he saw Yahweh saying: “There above it stood the Lord, and he said: « I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.” Genesis 28: 13
At his return home in Canaan, God gave him a new name: „Then the man {Yeshoua/Jesus} said, « Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome”. Genesis 32: 28 Thus, Jacob became the father of those 12 children that gave birth to Israel’s 12 tribes: Ruben, Simeon, Levi, Judas, Zebulon, Issachar, Dan, Gad, Asser, Naphtali, Josef and Benjamin (Genesis 49).
According to the prophecy given by God to Abraham (Genesis 15: 13-16), Jacob and his family emigrated in Egypt to be close to Joseph. The Israelites stayed in this country until around 1200 B.C. and were bound into slavery for 4
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centuries. After 400 years as slaves, God took pity on this people, raised Moses to free Israel from Pharaoh’s joke and led him in the Promised Land: Canaan. However, due to his unbelief, the Jewish people was lost for 40 years in the desert – time when Yahweh gave Moses the 20 commandments and the Law (Torah) on the Mount of Sinai.
After Moses’ death, Joshua, leading the 12 tribes started to conquer the land of Canaan and saw fulfilled Yahweh’s promises made to Abraham. But, at his death, the people forgot The Eternal’s Law and prostituted himself in front of the gods of the surrounding nations (Judges 2: 11-13). God raised then the judges to bring the people back to His Word and thus free them from their enemies.
Willing to resemble other nations, the Israelites asked to be governed by a king and thus Saul was appointed and consecrated as the first king of Israel by Samuel the Prophet (1 Samuel 10). After his disapproval by The Almighty because of his disobedience, David – man after God’s own heart, was oinked in his place (1 Samuel 18 and 31). King David chose Jerusalem as the capital of the kingdom of Israel and his son Solomon that succeeded him built the first temple, where the Arch of the Alliance was placed. Since then, Jerusalem became the holiest place for Judaism.
During King David’s reign, between 965-931 B.H., Israel prospered and reached his climax. However, David’s son: Solomon, despise his wisdom departed from God and introduced the idolatry in Israel by serving other foreign gods that belonged to his wives and mistresses. At his death, the country was divided in 2: in South, the kingdom of Judah with Jerusalem as its capital and in north, the kingdom of Israel that had as capital: Samaria.
In the end weakened both by their country’s division and by their own adopted heathen practises, the Jews capitulated many times in front of their enemies, thus knowing: invasions, colonisations and dominations by foreign nations.
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Jesus-Christ, the woman’s posterity by excellency
God has always watched over the line of the woman’s posterity so that Messiah could come, Jesus-Christ of Nazareth. After the confusion that took place at the Tower of Babel, in Genesis 11, God took Abraham apart from other nations in order to fulfil the prophecy written in Genesis 3: 15.
Let us see some of the messianic prophecies fulfilled in the person of Jesus the Messiah: the seed, the posterity and the descendant by Excellency:
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-“He took him outside and said, « Look up at the heavens and count the stars-if indeed you can count them. » Then he said to him, « So shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15: 5.
“The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say « and to seeds, » meaning many people, but « and to your seed, » meaning one person, who is Christ.” Galatians 3: 16
-“I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed.” Genesis 26: 4
Here the nations’ promises / blessings are closed in Messiah’s hands, because apart from Him there is no blessing:” Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1: 3
“Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, « Father? » « Yes, my son? »
Abraham replied. « The fire and wood are here, » Isaac said, « but where is the lamb for the burnt offering? »” Genesis 22: 7-8.
This episode when Abraham is preparing his son for a holocaust is prophetic news regarding Messiah’s sacrifice: Isaac’s question “where is the lamb?” resonated unanswered for 4,000 years until John’s the Baptist’s coming. It was John the Baptist who had finally replied:” ‘Behold the Lamb of God’!”
John 1: 29.
It is to be mentioned that Messiah was crucified on the Mount of Morriyah – the very place where Isaac was offered to Yahweh as a sacrifice. “The sceptre will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his.”
Genesis 49:10.
In this passage, Shilo is described as a governmental authority and since nobody else but Messiah is ever to be called to lead the nations, these versets suggest that Jesus-Christ (‘Shilo’) is indeed the instrument established by Adonai to fulfil the blessing promise offered to all world nations through Abraham’s descendants.
Thus, thanks to Yeshoua’s sacrifice, the Church has been born and has today milliards of people – as numerous as the stars in the sky – that follow the God of Abraham, of Isaac and Israel.
“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with
Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3: 27-29.
“I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I commend him. If
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anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account.” Deuteronomy 18: 18-19.
In this passage, God has announced that He would raise an exodus prophet, similar to Moses, one that will free His people from slavery. The Bible also says here that there hadn’t then been in Israel a prophet like Moses whom God knew face to face. (Deuteronomy 34: 10) This prophecy has been perfectly fulfilled in Yeshoua Ma’shiah who came to free His people from the slavery of sin, of law, of demons, of traditions, of religion and flesh…
“For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.’ « Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken have foretold these days. And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed. ‘When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”
Acts 3: 22-26.
His Birth
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9: 6
This prophecy clearly regards the title ‘Son of God’ given to Messiah – the exceptional Son that has all those 4 qualities and attributes specific to God Himself. This prophecy also announces the birth and the reign of Messiah.
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, « Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him. » Matthew 2: 1-2
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child
and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7: 14
Messiah had to be born through a virgin; this was the sign that should have allowed the Jews to recognise Him. The Gospels state clearly indeed that Mary (Miriam), a virgin girl from Nazareth fell pregnant by the virtue of the Holy Spirit and that she then gave birth to Messiah:
“This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, « Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. » All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet: « The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” Matthew 1: 18-23
Yeshoua is the most wonderful name that exists under the sun! There is no Salvation apart from Him!
Jesus is God the Father incarnated in man: “In the 6xth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, « Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you. » Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, « Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end. » « How will this be, » Mary asked the angel, « since I am a virgin? » The angel answered, « The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1: 26-35.
His Place of Birth
„But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. « Micah 5:2
This prophecy reveals Messiah’s place of birth; the Gospels confirm this word:
“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2: 4-7
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His Rejection by the Jewish Leaders
“The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone.” Psalm 118: 22
This prophecy was announcing Messiah’s rejection, during His first coming, by the Jewish leaders.
Jesus has been effectively rejected by the religious leaders:”then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Yeshoua Ma’shia of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone’.” Acts 4: 10-11
Here the term ‘builders’ is referring to those working to propagate the knowledge of Torah, in other words: the religious authorities of Israel.
His Betrayal by Judas
“Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up
his heel against me.” Psalm 41: 9
This prophecy is a reference to the Son of God’s betrayal by Judas; Jesus Himself having warned His disciples about this: “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfil the scripture: ‘He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me.” John 13: 18.
“I told them, « If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it. » So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said to me, « Throw it to the potter »-the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the 30 pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord to the potter.” Zechariah 11: 12-13
“Then one of the 12–the one called Judas Iscariot–went to the chief Priests and asked, « What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you? » So they counted out for him 30 silver coins. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.” Matthew 26: 14-16
His Crucification
“Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep,
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have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it was the Lord ‘s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53: 1-12
“Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about
7 miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. He asked them, « What are you discussing together as you walk along? » They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, « Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days? » « What things? » he asked. « About Jesus of Nazareth, » they replied. « He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see. » He said to them, « How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory? » And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. “ Luke 24: 13-27.
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None of His Bones were Broken
“They must not leave any of it till morning or break any of its bones. When they celebrate the Passover, they must follow all the regulations.” Numbers 9: 12
None of the Easter (Pessah, in Hebrew) lamb’s bones must have been broken. The same way, According to Scriptures, no bones of Jesus’s body had been broken either. However, between the Roman soldiers there was a well-spread practice of accelerating the death of victims and this especially when the Sabbath was about to begin.
“The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been
crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.”
John 19: 32-33
Therefore, we have here a parallel between the Pessah sacrifice and that of Jesus, which gives significance to chap. 9 in the book of Numbers.
His Resurrection between the Dead
“I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not
be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.” Psalm 16:8-10
“Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins According to Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the 3rd day According to Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the 12. After that, he appeared to more than 500 of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.” 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Jesus is indeed the Genesis 3: 15 woman’s posterity by Excellency. He is the Messiah whose coming had been announced by the Jewish prophets. Through His death and resurrection, He has crushed the snake’s head and has stripped Satan of all his occult powers. He has thus freed all those who trust Him from the slavery of sin, of demons and of religion.
“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity
so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death–that
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is, the devil– and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” Hebrews 2: 14-15
Yeshoua “having cancelled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross and having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Colossians 2: 14-15
“I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And
I hold the keys of death and Hades.” Revelation 1: 18.
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The Church, the woman’s last posterity
Genesis 3:15 also talks about the Church as one of the woman’s last posterity. Jesus-Christ said in Matthew 16: 18:”And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
The word ‘Church’ is translated ‘ekklezia’ in Greek, ‘ek’ meaning ‘out of’ and ‘klezia’ means ‘calling’. The term designs thus a particular and solemn assembly that has a specific function in a citadel. The word ‘church’ appears more than 80 times in the New Testament. At singular, it refers to the Universal Church, but also at a communitarian church or to a familial one. So, the Church cannot resume only a denomination, a building, an edifice or a certain organization because in God’s eyes there is only a Unique Church. Therefore, the Church can be a familial or a local church; it is evoked with this meaning in numerous times especially in Paul’s epistles; for instance he tells the Romans:” Greet also the church that meets at their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.” Romans 16:5
Our religious habits and abuse of language have today pushed us to talk about churches by limiting this word to buildings that roof Christians or to denominations that design Orthodox, Catholics, Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists etc. The Bible, on the contrary, doesn’t use this term with this meaning. God wants only one church composed of women and men of all nations with true converts (changed people) that testify the name of Jesus-Christ. From her origin, Jesus’ Church / Bride has had as her vocation the formation of a group set apart who doesn’t respond to the criteria of the world they live in.
In the same way that Israel’s children got away from Egypt thanks to God’s grace, in order to form a nation set apart, in a land where the milk and honey was pouring, the Church, as well, defines herself as a group set apart, destined to voluntarily place itself outside the world, outside sin or Babylon because she is an assembly that claims to be God’s. Her base is put upon the brotherly communion that results in a strong communion with Lord Yeshoua. Through
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the sacrifice consent by His Son, God pulled us out of the world and of our dead deeds.
He pulled us out of human systems and out of this world’s dependence. In John 17: 16, Christ told the apostles that they are from this world, but that they don’t belong to the world. They don’t have to identify with the world nor with those who live in it, but they must however continue to mix up with it to influence it. John said that the world and its covet can pass, but the one who does God’s will lasts forever.
In Matthew chap. 16: vs. 18, Christ evokes for the first time the Church, announcing Peter that He, Christ will build the Church and that the Hell’s doors will not prevail against it. Therefore, the Church built upon Christ is dependent on Him; she is called to enlighten the men of this world. Jesus told that he will build His Church that no power of death or powers of Hell will be able to resist her; that no enemy will be able to destroy her.
The Church that Jesus is building cannot be destroyed nor by people, nor by the devil:” for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5: 4.
Matthew 16: 18 teaches us many things regarding the Church Body of Christ, the true bride of the Lamb: ”Peter (pebble) and on this rock(Yeshoua)”
This declaration: “You are the stone (in Greek ‘petros’: little stone) and on this Rock (in Greek ‘petra’: the rock) …I will build my Church’ is considered to be a game of words, sometimes underlined in some Bible versions. In reality, it is not only a word game because the significance is profound and it is regrettable that it was neglected. The essential meaning to grasp from this verset is that Jesus-Christ Himself is the One who builds His Church. (1 Corinthians 3: 11, Acts 4: 11).
a) The 4 fundamental truths, in the light of Matthew 16: 18, are:

You are the Rock: Jesus addressed Peter naming him ‘petros’,which means the little stone in Greek. The Church is therefore formed of living stones, each of them being a spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5; Ephesians 2:20). Jesus is building His Church with live stones. But, unlike Jesus, many so called ‘people of God’ invest millions in bricks and neglect the people.

On this Stone: Petra in Greek means stone, pebble. This Rock forms the
fundament of the church. This fundament, the true foundation is Jesus Himself, the rock of centuries. (Isaiah 17: 10; Isaiah 26: 4; Acts 4: 11; 1 Corinthians 10:4). The foundation of church is the Word of God, Yeshoua Himself.

I will build: It is Christ Himself that is building His church.
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The human traditions cannot substitute the Bible and the Lord’s vision for His people. It can be seen black on white that is Jesus the One who is building His Church today too!

My Church: The Church belongs to Jesus who is the Rock on which the first
is based upon. There shouldn’t be any confusion between the pebble and the rock. Despite God’s calling upon Peter, this last one is not the Rock that the church was meant to be built upon. On the contrary, a bad understanding of this verse has allowed the appearance of so called ‘anointed people of God’ (like the Catholic Popes) in order to regroup men and lead them in so-called ‘Lord’s Church’, which means they have actually appropriated Christ’s Church to themselves. The Church is Jesus’ property.
Due to the fact that the true Church is made out of live stones that have as foundation: The Rock (Yeshoua) and being built upon Jesus-Christ Himself and being His Own property, the demons cannot destroy Her.
We cannot confuse the veritable Ekklesia with a building, nor with a denomination nor with a federation of assemblies/churches because she is made out of living stones that are men and women born again from all the Earth nations (1 Peter 2:5).
This Church is always fought by the old snake and by his posterity.
b) Her fight against the demons- the snake’s posterity
“and the gates of Hades will not overcome it “Matthew 16:18. The gates of the hell are here represented by the snake and his descendants that continuously attack the Church with the purpose of destroying her. In Revelation 12: 17, it is written: “Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.”
The dragon leads a relentless war against the true Church because he hates those men and women who keep both Yahweh’s commandments and Messiah’s testimony. Satan is not bothered by religious people as they have already fallen in compromise.
Satan’s different attacks against the Church
The Church, as a Body, needs to eat and her food/meat is Jesus’ body which is the Word of God (John 6:48-58). But Satan tries to force her to absorb a different cup and other foods:” You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.” 1 Corinthians 10:21
The church from Pergamum had fallen into this trap:” Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality. “Revelation 2: 14
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This meat sacrificed to idols is all the false doctrines; they destroy the Body and don’t give any useful vitamins needed for its growth. Therefore, Judah asks us to fight through faith (the real meat/food) that was, once it for all, transmitted to all saints. (Jude1:3).
The absorption of the wine of debauchery and the consummation of things sacrificed to idols cause the dysfunction of the body’s members, because today,such as yesterday, the Church – God’s house- is attacked by torrents of water and winds sent by Satan to cause her fall.( Luke 6:47-48). The torrents represent different seductions such as: the fortunes and the life’s worries: Luke 8:14(see also Luke8:1-15) and the winds, the false doctrines.
c) Her fight against the sin
Man, especially the Church, has to fight against sin that has behind the demons. The only way of allowing access to demons into our lives is thorough sin.
“In your anger do not sin »: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:26-27.
Jesus said that sin will increase at the end of time and that people will depart from morality:” Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” Matthew 24:12.
The word ‘transgression’ (inequity) in this passage is ‘anomia’ in Greek and means inequity, wickedness, spitefulness, violation of the divine law. But it has been noticed that the actual generation has surpassed from far the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorra.
The moral impurity has always caused the fall of those spiritual leaders. It seems that these days the attack against family and conjugal relations has doubled in intensity. The world finds any excuse for adultery, impudicity, idolatry and homosexuality – sins exulted and made common nowadays in the name of human freedom. Everything increases the pressure upon Christians in order to make thus more vulnerable to temptations.
The devil tries everything possible to seduce God’s children in order to depart them from truth. Thus, his war against Christians is manifested especially through different temptations and through the pressure that sin exercises upon the thought. However, behind each sin stands a demon and that is why the Church has to remain in God’s presence in order to resist the devil. (Matthew 26:41; Jacob 4:7)
d)The Church’s weapons
God gave the Church all necessary spiritual weapons to win the spiritual warfare against the devil, his demons, the sin and the Babylonian system: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the zeal of the Gospel, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit, the prayers. (Ephesians 6:13-18)
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All these weapons have a unique denominator (base): God’s Word: “But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: « God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6
These weapons are indispensable to defend the holy doctrine.
The devil, his demons and satanic agents fight God’s children because they infiltrate themselves inside assemblies trying to destroy them. (see Acts 8:9-24 and Acts 13:6-13).
III.
WHO IS THE SNAKE?
The snake in Genesis 3:15 represents the devil, Satan, the accuser of Christians, also named ‘the god of this century’. (Revelation 12:7-12)
The Greek word ‘diabolos’ means ‘slanderer’ and the name ‘Satan’ comes from the Hebrew ‘saw-tawn’ that means ‘the adversary’. He is the author of slander and the redoubtable enemy of all those who want to obey Jesus-Christ.
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His origin
Satan’s origin is recounted in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel; he appears here under the name of “King of Tyr”.
“How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, « I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.” Isaiah 14: 12-15.
“‘Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “‘You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. Your heart became proud on account of your
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beauty, and you corrupted you wisdom because of your splendour. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings’.” Ezekiel 28: 12-17.
These passages tell us the snake’s origin and the reasons why Yahweh expelled him from Heaven.
Before his fall, according to Isaiah 14: 12-15 and Ezekiel 28:16-19, Satan was indeed an angel of light, named ‘Lucifer’, which means ‘carrier of light’. He was a protective cherub created by God. He was responsible with worship in heaven, mainly through music. However, all these titles of honour, his high position offered by God weren’t enough for Satan. (Ezekiel 28: 13-14) His heart was filled with pride (Isaiah 14:13-14 and Ezekiel 28:16-17) and he wanted to replace God! AS a result of this rebellion, a war had been declared in heaven and Yahweh had thrown Satan on Earth. (Isaiah 14: 12 and 15)
“And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the
dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down–that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: ‘Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short. » Revelation 12: 7-12.
When Satan was ejected from heaven to earth (Luke 10: 18), the Earth had become sterile and empty. (Genesis 1: 2) His nature had also changed: he became Satan, the devil, the prince of darkness.(Revelation 12: 9)
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Man, Satan’s preferred nourishment
”So the Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, Cursed
are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your
belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life’.” Genesis 3:14.
In reality man, particularly Christian man is this soil that represents the snake’s food. ” To Adam he said: ‘Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, <You must not eat of it.>’Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you
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return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return’. » Genesis 3: 17-19.
Jesus has already warned Peter regarding Satan’s restlessness “‘Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers’. »
Luke 22: 31-32.
“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
To win his (spiritual) fight against Man, Satan is using demons, according their own speciality, in order to possess completely the human being.
Indeed, man is made out of 3 parts, all desired and fought by Satan.
-The Spirit (Job 32: 8; 1 Corinthians 2: 11): the human spirit is also called the interior man- see 2 Corinthians 4: 16. This part of man allows him to enter the spiritual world, to understand the divine things. The devil, undesiring this communion between man and God, blinds men to their spirit level (2 Corinthians 4: 3-4; Luke 24: 45). To accomplish this task, Satan uses demons that possess only the human spirit. Between these unclean spirits, there are the demons of witchcraft that are the result of: transcendental meditation, astral voyages, nightly wives or nightly husbands, demons of death and necromantic science, etc.
-The Soul: this is the centre of the will, the seat of emotions. This is also the man’s heart. The demons that possess the soul are numbered in Mark 7: 21-23: “For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man ‘unclean’.  »
Between these demons possessing the soul, there are those of: anger, rejection, lie, jealousy etc.
-The Physic Body: the demons that possess the body cause diseases that can’t be discovered nor cured by medicine. But, make no mistake: not all diseases have demonic origin! Some afflictions, such as loss of blood, arthritis, fibromas, sexual impotence, sterility, cancer can be cause only sometimes by the demons’ presence (not always)! The Bible gives us many examples, especially in Luke13: 10-16.
There are demons such as those of madness that possess all 3 parts of man in the same time. Mark 5: 1-15.
All these demons try with all their might to possess man in order to control him better.

3) Satan’s Army
The ancient snake named the Devil or Satan has in his service a big army in order to destroy God’s children. This army is composed of:
The demons or the devils (demon means ‘inferior deity’)
At his fall, the Snake involved in his rebellion one third of stars or angels. Thus, there are billions of fallen angels under his authority: “Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with 7 heads and 10 horns and 7 crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.” Revelation 12: 3-4
One third of these fallen angels had become demons that are trying to possess men through any means in order to turn them into slaves (Luca 11: 21-26) and also to manifest their demonic works. In order to reach their purposes, they need indeed a material or a body support (human bodies, objects, clothes, trees etc.) in order to make people act their way and finally destroying those possessed by them.
These demons became the gods that some people worship. They are found in all nations’ mythologies: Zeus or Jupiter, Mars, Pluton, Osiris, Shiva, Dionysos, Baal, Astraea, Molock, Dagon, the Heaven’s Queen, Buddha, etc.
Among them, there are some that reign underground: in hell or Hades or Arcus; some that are in the waters, such as: Poseidon, The Waters’ Mermaid or Grandma Warta.
Satan and his demons have therefore as an objective:

The maintaining of people in ignorance and in sin in order to send them to hell. (Matthew 25:41);

Their adoration instead of God’s worship by men (Matthew 4:8-10);

The complete choking of spiritual life for each Christian (John 10: 10).
The Satanists are also those of Satan’s collaborators such as:
– The Occultists: (from the word ‘occult’=hidden ) the wizards, magicians, voodoo priests, astrologists, fortune tellers…The occult sciences practised by these persons can be the oriental medicine, the hypnosis, the magnetism, yoga etc. On the contrary, God hates occultism according to His Word. (Deuteronomy 18: 9-12)
-The False Servants: lying pastors, prophets and apostles who hide the truth, according to the Bible: 2 Corinthians 11: 13:” For such men are false apostles,
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deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.”
-The persons that are unconsciously used by the devil, that through their unsettled life serve Satan by will (those that are from God don’t practise sin). This is the case of unconverted men and more precisely the carnal Christians (1 John 3:9; Matthew 16: 22-23)
The different categories of demons and their organisation
First, it is important for us to know that there are 3 skies: one that we can see with the open eye, the second is the astral sky, where we find the stars and the planets and finally, the last sky is the heavens where God has His throne:
“This is what the Lord says: « Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?” Isaiah 66: 1
“I know a man in Christ who 14 years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows.”
2 Corinthians 12: 2
It is in this third sky that Satan has lost his battle against the archangel Gabriel (Revelation 12: 7). Thus, the devil has established himself on the earth, in the waters and in the second sky (the astral sky) – the place where all Satanists meet when they abandon their human bodies through (the astral voyages).
Satan has placed demons in the first skies, on the continents, in waters and underground (Philippians 2: 10); therefore all the world is under his authority.
The next passage describes 4 types of demons that constitute Satan’s government: the evil spirits from celestial realms/places, the princes of this world of darkness, the authorities and dominations: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6: 12.
The word ‘evil’ has different meanings: depravity, lawfulness, inequity, wickedness, evil designs or orchestrations and evil desires. These devils that reign the astral sky are the cause of all moral depravity on Earth.
The wicked spirits in the celestial realms are the demons from the celestial realms that have as purpose the blocking of saints’ prayers. Amongst these evil spirits there are the spirits of religious men that receive the prayers of all wizards / witches, of magicians and of sects. The Queen of Heaven (Jeremiah 7: 18; 44: 15-30) or Diana of Ephesus (Acts 19: 23-40) are perfect
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examples. These 2 deities represent the same unique entity. In the Council of Ephesus in 431, the Catholic Church has declared Mary to be God’s mother, thus replacing Diana the Greek Goddess that existed in Ephesus, known in the Bible also under the name of Astraea.
The Holy Scripture declares that all children of God must make known to these spirits the wisdom of God: “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 3:10
“We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.”
1 John 5:19
Our world is devised in several principalities lead by demons so-called ‘territorial’. The angel sent by God to Daniel had been held for 21 days by one of these demons: “Then he continued, ‘Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me 21 days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia’. “Daniel 10: 12-13
‘The Prince of Kingdom of Persia’ was a territorial demon. The word ‘prince’ in this passage is ‘sar’ in Hebrew and means ‘governor’ or ‘king’. So, the angel sent by God to reply to Daniel’s prayer had been blocked by a demonic king that had authority over the habitants of the Kingdom of Persia. Therefore, the demons of domination possess some leaders and rulers with important functions within a country or within a group of people. ‘Domination’ is ‘arche’ in Greek and means ‘beginning’, ‘the first’, ‘boss’ or ‘function’.
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IV.
THE CHURCH PERSECUTION BY THE SNAKE
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The Persecution under the Roman Empire
The primitive church had suffered a lot from some Jews and Gentiles, but these persecutions were not generalised. The Emperor Nero was the first to organise and used his sovereign power against the Christians.
Afterwards, other kings rose up to lead a campaign of destruction of all the Lord’s disciples met during their reign. For instance, we note that Trajan around 100, Hadrian and Antonin in 606, Marc-Aurelius in 166, Septime Severin in 202, Maximinus of Tracia in 235, Decius in 249, Valerian in 275, Aurelian in 275, Diocletian and Maximilian in 303.
Nero began his persecution through the edict of interdiction of joining the Christian religion and in 64 he put fire to Rome by blaming the Christians of this sinister deed. This act allowed him the justification of bloody persecutions against Christians. He made them suffer the cruellest tortures: some were wrapped in wild animals’ skins and then exposed to dogs to be devoured alive. Others dressed in clothes sunk in sulpha were attached to vases to serve as human torches for the lighting of the nightly circus games. It is during this time of Nero’s reign that Peter and Paul have ended their life in martyrdom.
In June 29, Peter was condemned to the capital torment of the cross on the Mount Janicula in Rome. Considering himself unworthy of His Heavenly Master’s death, he asked to be crucified upside down. Paul- as a Roman citizen has been decapitated in a place called ‘the salvin waters’. Regarding Apostle John, after he got out unharmed from a filled with boiling oil, he was exiled in Patmos Island. Though Trajan hasn’t proclaimed new edicts against the Christians, he kept on executing the bloody laws of his predecessors.
The Emperor Marc-Aurelius, believing the slanders against the Christians renewed the imperial decrees of persecution; thus the first violent acts were felt in Smyrna where the famous martyrs were Justin and his companions, then Cecil and the old episcope Potin (in Rome), Blandina (died in Lyon) and Simphorin in Autun…
At the start of his reign, the emperor Septimus Severe appeared to be favourable to Christians, but in the 9th year of his ruling he edited tough edicts, rigorously executed. This persecution started in Egypt, spread later in Cartagena and then in Gallia. Following a peace period of 30 years, new persecutions began. .. They were the longest and the most violent of all, so that
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this period was rightfully called The First Era of Martyrs. Diocletian, instigated by his son-in-law Galerius, published 4 edicts during his reign:
-the first one was ordering the demolishment of church-buildings, the burning of holy books and the Christians’ deprivation of all civil rights;
-the 2nd decree pronounced the jailing of all Church leaders;
-the 3rd one legalised the tortures against those ‘priests’ who refused to sacrifice to idols;
-the 4th edict brought rivers of blood because it forced the Christians to bring sacrifices to idols. However, after this last fight, the pagan religion declared itself defeated: Galerius in his edict from 311 allowed the Christians the right to exercise freely their religion.
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The Persecution under the Roman Church
“He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them.
And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.“ Revelation 13:7.
The Pope’s ascension in Rome (the little horn) has been made progressively. In the 4th and 5th century, the true Gospel had become more and more diluted, being replaced with rituals and ceremonies. The formalism and the idolatry replaced the authentic adoration and the Holy Spirit’s leading of the Church. Heathen practices were been introduced in the Church under the Christian façade. But the more the veritable message was losing ground in favour of rituals, the more the formal, purely exterior Ekklesiastical unity became indispensable.
The Suisse historian Jean-Marie Merle d’Aubigne reports:” Extremely soon, different factors arose and later accentuated the idea of the necessity of an exterior unity. Being dislocated from any political terrestrial relation and form, people had been willing to transpose their thoughts and customs into the spiritual and eternal kingdom of Jesus-Christ… The façade of a uniform exterior organisation had then started to slowly replace the heart unity or the spiritual link that represents the essence of a true religion. By abandoning the precious perfume of faith, men have knelt in front of the empty vase that used to serve as recipient.
Having no faith in their hearts, the Church’s members were forced to look for different means of unity: episcopes, arch-episcopes, popes, mitres, ceremonies and canonical decrees. Thus, the veritable Church
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has retreated slowly in the sanctuary of few solitary hearts. The exterior Church, with all its formalism, has replaced the true Church and has been declared to be a divine institution….This last one started to claim that salvation is transmissible through these man-fabricated forms and that nobody can be saved unless he passes through this channel… When this error has been fully installed regarding the Church’s need for a visible unity, another mistake has been added: the idea of an indispensable presence of a visible man to represent this unity.”
In the Babylonian Church, men had always been accustomed with the distinction between the clergy and the laics. Nevertheless, they didn’t stop here: they have also instituted a hierarchy within the clergy, the leaders. Around the end of the 5th century, a priesthood of ‘pacifiers’ have dared to play the role of mediators between God and man, thus replacing the first servants of the Gospel that had faithfully shared the teachings of Scripture. The Hebrew word ‘sacrifier’ means priest; we are not priests in the rite of Aaron, meaning Levites, but according to Judah, because our Lord Yeshoua Himself is the Lion of Judah.
Therefore, the Church has stopped being a community of believers obedient to Jesus Christ, unified by the Gospel, by the real cult, filled with the Holy Spirit and became an institution dominated by a hierarchy of episcopes and presbyters.
Rome’s Episcope transformed into Pope
After the seat of the Roman Empire was transferred to Constantinople in 310, the power of Rome’s episcope grew enormously. For some time, the cities of Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem and Rome fought between themselves for supremacy. This battle opposed Rome’s diocese to that of Constantinople- a ‘new claimer’ of this supremacy.
The Barbarian invasions in the Western Roman Empire determined in a considerable way the establishment of Papal Rome’s structures. Those 10 Barbarian kingdoms became a serious threat: the Allmans, the Francs, the Visigoths, the Burgeons, the Sueves, the Anglo-Saxons, the Lombards, the Herules, the Vandals and the Ostrogoths. While the emperor of Rome installed himself in Constantinople, his armies were fighting and destroying the Vandals and the Herules. In that time the Ostrogoths kept on sieging Rome.
Clovis, the Francs’ king was the first Barbarian prince to accept the faith proposed by Rome. In order to accomplish a sermon made during battle with the Allmans, Clovis accepted to be baptised in Reims in 496. Thus, Rome gratified him with the title of ‘the first son of the Church’. In the 6th century, the Burgeons of Southern Gallia, the Visigoths from Spain and the Sueves from Portugal rallied to Rome’s episcope’s religion. Without being forced, nor asked, all these Barbarian kings and their subjects embraced this religion that chocked
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the true Gospel by its fond and form, because this religion was not much different from the original heathen cult. All these conversions increased the power of Rome’s pope that started to behave like Cesar’s legitimate successor. The city had once had been the seat of the imperial power became thus that of the episcopal authority. More and more nations have gradually accepted the supremacy of Rome’s episcope.
The emperor Justin I (527-565) laboured more than any predecessor for the assurance of the pope’s supremacy. He made it officially and legally by submitting the religious edicts and Ekklesiastical regulations under the control of the civil laws.
Froom, a Church historian, relates this measure: One of Justin’s greatest deeds was the regulation of Ekklesiastical and theological questions, thus crowning the entire letter of degrees with the introduction in the Church of Rome’s episcope as ‘the Chief of all holy churches’. Therefore, this law founded the legal basis for the Ekklesiastical supremacy of the pope.
Later, Justin’s Civic Code was imposed in the entire Roman Empire: “That is the reason why, in accordance with the measures taken by the Councils, we rule that: the Most Highest Pope of the Antic Rome is the first of all Pontiffs, but the Most Happiest Arch-episcope of Constantinople, the New Rome, will occupy the 2nd rank after the Holy Apostolic Seat of the Antic Rome that will prevail over all other centres…” In these terms, the secular chief of the Roman world had confirmed his own papal supremacy.
The acceptance of the papacy’s claims regarding the Ekklesiastical supremacy by the secular authorities began in this period and became effective in 538, the year when Rome was freed from the Ostrogoths who were besieging it. Justin’s decree didn’t create the papal function, but put the legal basis of enlarging its power. The emperor had his own plans: “to accomplish his own plan, Justin enlarged his own prerogatives gained after Italy’s conquest: he wanted to uniform the religion in the entire world to the point that all heresy, all schism/division would be impossible. This way he was also reinforcing his own authority over West. His purpose was to ensure the unity of the church from West to East. To him, the best way of imposing a unique religion was to promote Rome’s Ekklesiastical authority, by establishing a single chief for the whole church, as a guarantee of this unity. This chief had to be imposed in each person’s conscience through both Ekklesiastical anathemas and of the power of applying severe legal penalties. From 539, both ‘the supreme pontiff’
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and the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople disposed of the power of imposing their own decrees and their own courts began applying civilian punishments.”
In order to compensate for the disappearance of the imperial power, the Ekklesiastical unity had thus been imposed by force. It had not been be the first, nor the last time when religion had been used to impose a political power. The newly proclaimed the chief of the entire imperial church: Rome’s episcope was charged with this role and since then, the bearer of the episcopal seat of Rome was able to be called ‘pope’. The year 1073 was a turning point. After centuries of coarse immorality, the papacy adopted a rigorous discipline. The passions of the flesh were kept a tight rein on, but those of the thought were instigating the popes to find active ways for a full domination of the civil sphere like the Ekklesiastical one. Far too weak, Clovis’ descendants were not able to oppose Gregory VII’s papal ambitions (also named Hildebrand) whose ambition was higher than his predecessors.
Convinced that the pope’s reign was in fact God’s reign on Earth, he was determined to subdue under ‘Peter’s pulpit’ all spiritual and temporal powers and authorities. Gregory the 7th invented this gigantic structure that was about to characterise the papacy. His purpose was to become the supreme leader and judge of all church leaders and all state chiefs. Wyllie, a historian on papacy, resumes the aspirations of this pope in the following terms:“ Gregory, with all the fervour and vehemency characteristic to him, reignites the war between the throne and the mitre. He had a double purpose: firstly, he wanted to remove the process of electing the pontiff throne from the emperors and secondly, he wished to reconquer the Empire in order to transform it into a Church constituency in order to establish his domination over kings and terrestrial kingdoms. Thus, his first step was to make celibate compulsory. The second step was to forbid the entrusting of the Ekklesiastical office by a secular power for all clergy”.
Gregory the 7th was the one who spread the idea according to which the Pope is Christ’s Vicar. In his eyes, this was about the supremacy of a godly right that allowed him to order the submission of emperors and kings.
The Empire’s fall contributed highly to the ascent of Rome’s episcope. In the beginning, this fall removed all obstacle coming from Cesars…Later, being deprived of the imperial influence that might have once enormously helped them in gaining prominence, Rome’s episcopes saw themselves forced to use another element that represented the essence of papacy and supported all this complex structure of papacy that gave popes the spiritual and temporal power: the belief that the pope was Peter’s successor, the apostles’ prince. Through this succession (supposed) the pope would be Christ’s Vicar on Earth.
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This idea had been floating in the air for some time. The synods’ decrees had promulgated the supremacy and the imperial edicts had ratified it. The pontiffs understood however that these synods and kingdoms could take back what they had first offered.
Therefore, these promulgations were left aside for the benefit of ‘the divine right’ notion; the only fundament that time and viscidities have been unable to destroy. Since then, Rome became indestructible. It had been impossible to impose on the same grounds a supremacy stronger than that of tomorrow.
But, Gregory the 7th, filled with a devouring ambition, has perfectly mastered his vision of this idea which became reality because the Church was providing herself with so much richness. Since his pontificate (1073-1085), this clever measure [the doctrine of the divine right] began to bring fruits.
The pontiffs following Gregory the 7th have also developed the structures set up by this last one. They have adopted their own projects and through deception, crusades and interdictions; they have tried to the increase the pope’s political control over the entire world. For 2 centuries, after Gregory, the popes’ power and glory were going to increase despite the destruction of thousands of lives, the dethroning of a big number of kings and princes, the ruin of numerous towns and the devastation of many homes and farms; all in the name of Rome’s religion!
The popes: Innocent the 3rd (1198-1215) and Boniface the 8th (1294-1303) reached the triumph of the pope’s spiritual and temporal power. The first one ordered the crusade against Albige’s inhabitants, offering all fighters in those battles: heaven, the complete forgiveness of any sin and no passage through purgatory for their souls.
This war caused unimaginable cruelties. Entire towns and villages were passed through the sword. Thousands of persons were burnt alive on stakes; many others suffered abominable tortures. Boniface the 8th was stubborn, ambitious, intelligent, vain and unscrupulous. Deeply convinced that the pope was, literally speaking, Christ’s Vicar on Earth, he saw himself as the holder of extraordinary powers. According to him, whoever opposed the pope opposed God and could not be but an evildoer. His declaration in the boule ‘Unam Sanctam’ is famous: ‘we affirm, we declare, we define and we rule that it is absolutely necessary for each creature’s salvation to be dependent upon the Roman Pontiff.’ From Innocent the 3rd until pope Pie the 7th, without any exception, 75 popes approved the tortures, the killings, the stake punishments and the confiscation of goods of Christians during these sinister centuries when the Inquisition ruled. However, a huge number of people sent to death were authentic Christians, animated by the Biblical faith.
The Prolonging of the Papal Inquisition for 600 years
In the Biblical meaning, the word ‘inquisition’ applies to all times during which Rome’s popes had the initiative to exterminate those qualified as
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‘heretics’ through: torture, imprisonment and death sentences. Before the popes had ordered these tortures and deaths, there would have already been a common practice within the Catholic Church to persecute, jail and confiscate goods on the parish and diocese level.
Once more, the Biblical prophecies had announced what was about to happen:
(see above Revelation 13: 7). This word has been fulfilled during the wars against those from Vaudois, from Albige and against other Lord’s disciples during the papal persecutions. This prophecy is also found in Daniel’s book: “As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and defeating them.” Daniel 7:21
Under the Inquisition, its cruel torture system was the greatest abomination. Reading the testimonies regarding these cold-blooded deeds, we tremble in front of human beings’ malefic genius of inflicting atrocities. And these atrocities were ordered and organised by popes that claimed to represent Christ on Earth! In 1252, pope Innocent the 4th gave his solemn agreement for this. Alexander the 4th, Clemens the 4th, Urban the 4th and Clemens the 5th , they all have promulgated decrees that confirmed and planned these tortures. The papacy is effectively drunken “with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus” Revelation 17: 6 No other power, no other kingdom have ever been so intoxicated with this blood than the Papal Rome. We face disreputable facts. From the beginning of papacy (in the year 600) until now, rigorous and credible historians claim that more than FIFTY MILLIONS members of the human family have been massacred for the crime of ‘heresy’ by persecutors that acted in the Pope’s name. For each year of the existence of papacy, 40,000 religious killings took place.
In conclusion, we know that these 2 systems (politic and religious) that form Satan’s posterity have always fought and is still fighting the faithful Chistians of the Bible; the Roman emperors and the Papacy have been effectively drunken into the saints’ blood. Nowadays, these systems have been restored and are more than ever determined to fight the saint doctrine. The persecution, dear brothers and sisters, has never stopped, but during these times it will be more and more intensified and more radical.
The Biblical truths will be more and more taken into derision. Immoral laws will be voted and true Christians will be forced to hide in their homes in order to serve the Lord faithfully and in order to be able to share the Word.
The Ekklesiast says: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say: ‘Look! This is something new’? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.” Ekklesiast 1:9-10
« Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.” Ekklesiast 3:15.

3)The Persecution of the Modern Church
It is very hard to talk about persecution for Christians that live in a country where laws protect the human rights, especially regarding freedom and religion.
Surely, persecution is more subtle because it manifests itself through a social pressure that takes into derision the Biblical principles and laws through immoral laws that legalise sin. Thus, most of the time, in the West, God’s children are oppressed by the seduction of goods and the fact that they compare themselves to others. We surely are far from the Inquisition’s violence, but we have to remember that this tolerance is relative and can be any moment transformed into violence.
In some places, though we are in the 21st century, we have to know that the bloody repression of Christians hasn’t disappeared from the Globe. Far from this! Christians still remain today the most persecuted religious community in the world!
According to the humanitarian association ‘Open Doors’, more than 150 million Christians are victims of persecution on our planet. How can this persecution be translated?
The site http://www.portesouvertes.fr offers us a part of the answer:
“The persecution is the unfair treatment of Christians regarding their faith. It doesn’t regard only the severe violation of the right to religion, but especially the daily violations such as the right of having a degree or the systematic discrimination due to faith. The persecution towards the Christians exists in the entire world, but ‘Open Doors’ focuses only on the most severe facts.[…] One of the essential characteristics of persecution is that it does not happen randomly. It is voluntarily organised, sometimes premeditated. It is developed in many stages. The oppression, the discrimination and the attacks to the fundamental rights such as the access of study and work can end in a long period of severe persecution. Christians end up being treated as second-class citizens to whom human rights, even the most essential ones, are forbidden. owadays, Christians represent a part of the most persecuted religious groups. ore than 150 million Christians suffer daily severe discriminations or acts of iolence, caused by persons of other religions or due to totalitarian regimes.”
NMv Between the most repressive countries towards the Christians, the first 8 are the states where the Muslims constitute the majority of the population; since 2010 these ones have known a degradation of Christians’ situation:
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-Iran, where there are measures of stopping the home church movement are increasing
-Afghanistan, where thousands of Christians meet in big groups in secret.
-Saudi Arabia that legally forbids the Saudi citizen the convert to Christianity.
-Somalia: without faith and law, governed by bloody terrorists that threaten to kill the Christian humanitarians come to feed their own people.
-The Maldives Islands that are proud to, incorrectly, declare that they are 100% Muslim.
-Yemen: with its decision of expulsion of all Christian immigrants.
-Iraq, where the extremists massacred 58 Christians in a cathedral in Bagdad in Oct. 2010.
These are realities that need to remind us, Christians that we are not of this world and we have to be ready to face the snake’s hate towards us.
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CHAPTER II: THE SIGNS OF THE END TIME
“Then Jacob called for his sons and said: « Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come.” Genesis 49:1
The expression ‘latter time’ or ‘days/times to come’ literally means ‘the end time’, ‘the end days’. The word ‘last’ is said ‘acharith’ in Hebrew and ‘eschatos’ in Greek. The expressions ‘last days’ and ‘last times’ refer to the final period of nations’ domination to which God has already announced the accomplishment of His perfect design. Jacob was the first prophet that clearly spoke about the Biblical prophecy regarding the end time for the nations.
The term ‘escarthology’ has derived from the Greek word ‘escathologia’ that consist of: ‘escathos’= last and ‘logia’=speech. The escarthology is therefore the cohesion of teachings regarding the end of time.
“Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. ‘Do you see all these things?’ he asked. ‘I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; everyone will be thrown down.’ As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. ‘Tell us’, they said, ‘when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age’? » Matthew 24:1-3
The apostles desired to know the signs, to have tangible proves concerning the end time of nations and they were right of course. It is surely vital for saints to be well informed concerning the century (time) we live in.
Lord Yeshoua’s return will take place in 2 steps: firstly He will rapture the Church, His wife and then He will return with her on Earth to restore Israel.
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THE SIGNS OF TIME
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War, famines and natural disasters
“You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” Matthew 24:6-7
Wars
There have passed more than 2000 years since Jesus spoke these words; the Earth has never stopped being shaken up by wars despite men’s efforts to set up peace.
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We can cite only a few examples:
-the religious wars that made millions of victims, especially the Inquisition;
-the war in 1870 made 47,000 dead;
-the First World War caused 9,381,551 dead;
-the Second World War caused 11 million dead;
-the Algerian war with 180,000 dead;
-the Vietnam War with more than 1 million dead;
-the Golf War with over 103,000 dead;
-the Israeli and Palestinian conflict;
-the war in Afghanistan and Iraq …
Famines
Each year, 10 million children younger than 5 years old die of malnutrition and diseases associated with this scourge.
Nowadays, the food crisis caused by the high price of raw materials kills 25, 000 persons daily. In this context, this macabre phenomenon will affect hundreds of millions of people in the coming years.
Everywhere in the world, the demonstrations often transformed in rebellions – for instance Haiti, fill the streets to denounce the high rise of prices concerning the alimentary products. The Western Africa suffers especially from hunger: ‘the hunger marches’ from Burikina-Faso, from Cameroon, from Senegal and even from the Ivory Coast make their desperate voice heard in the streets. In Egypt, where the bread becomes a luxury product the exportation of hundreds of products is forbidden in order to use them for the Egyptian food market. According to the U.N. statistics, the price for food products has increased from 38% in January 2007 to 65% in 2002! In 2007, F.A.O. (The Food Agricultural Organisation) has noticed an inflation of 80% for the lactates and 42% for cereals. These estimates don’t foresee any improvement shortly.
Nowadays (in 2011), Africa, especially Somalia, is under a catastrophic humanitarian situation. This region must face the worst drought in 60 years. More than half of the Somali population, around 3, 7 million people, is affected by the food crisis, according to the French Red Cross. Many countries have been depopulated: for instance Ethiopia reached 4, 7 million persons and Kenya 3, 5 million.
Europa is affected also by the depreciation of lifestyle. The inhabitants of Greece, Portugal, Ireland and many other countries haven’t stopped expressing their anger regarding the rise of lifestyle. Paradoxically, these rich countries shelter in themselves more and more poverty and outstanding social injustices.
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The natural disasters
“And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
Luke 21:11
Jesus foretold people that before He returns, the Earth will be shaken from all sides by different kind of natural disasters; these terrible phenomenon is mentioned in Luke 21: 11 ‘fearful sights’ and ‘great signs’.
In Dec. 2007, The International Federation of Red Cross and the Red Islamic Half-Moon in partnership with CRED (the Centre of Research regarding the Epidemiology of Disasters) have come out with quite an alarming report.
From 1987, the number of natural disasters has raised with 60%, which means from 4.241 –the average number in the year 1987, to 6.806 in 2007. Thus, the number of affected persons in this period has risen with 17%: from 230 de million people in 1987, to 270 de millions in 2007.
Regarding the number of deceased persons, it doubled, reaching in average 1, 2 million dead. The year 2007 beat all records because in 10 of October the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Islamic Half-Moon were recording no less than 410 disasters at the beginning of that year. It is very important to note that after a major natural disaster, apart from the number of deceased people, we count also resources and economic losses; the surviving victims suffer on a long term and there are other consequences such as epidemics and famine that weaken even more these countries on the way to development.
In order to illustrate this tendency, we can look at the following examples:
-In May 1998, the river Yang-Tse-Kiang (in China) broke its banks and flooded more than 200,000 km² of land, causing 100 de million victims and destroying 5 million homes. This sinister phenomenon has caused devastations estimated at more than 160 de million yens.
-In 17.08.1999, an earthquake of 7, 8 on Richter Scale has shaken Izmit Region in Turkey and caused 15,000 dead and 30,000 injuries.
-In Aug. 2003, an exceptional heatwave has touched Europe. The temperature rose to 44° C in Gard, making 27,000 dead, especially old people, from which 15,000 French inhabitants.
-In 26.12.2003, another earthquake of 6, 3 magnitudes on Richter scale hit Iran. Being at its epicentre, the town of Bham has been razed to the ground and 40,000 persons found their death and 30,000 were injured.
-In 26.12.2004, a terrifying earthquake of 9 magnitudes on Richter scale has been felt in the depth of the Indian Ocean in Sumatra (Indonesia) and has contributed to a gigantic tsunami. Its waves have reached 10 meters high and hit
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several countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Sri-Lanka, India si Malaysia, thus killing more than 220,000 persons.
-In 29.08.05, Katrina hurricane has caused massive flooding in South Louisiana, Mississippi and New Orleans (U.S.A.). Then, 1,132 people had been killed and the cost of destruction was estimated to be 125 million American dollars.
-In 08.10.05, a strong earthquake hit the border region between India and Pakistan and ended in 75,000 dead.
-In 8.10.05, a violent earthquake of 7 to 7,3 magnitudes made 230,000 people dead and 30,000 injured, leaving more than 1 million persons homeless.
– In 11.03.11, another seism of 8,9 ( the most powerful that Japan has ever experienced) hit the country’s North-East starting a tsunami of many meters height on the Pacific Coast. The Japanese police has then recorded 12,000 confirmed dead and 15,472 missing at the beginning of Apr. 2011, without taking into account those 243, 200 people without shelter. Apart from the number of human losses, Japanese people live ever since with the fear of nuclear disaster. Anyway, the Japanese government has estimated that the global loss of devastation (caused by both the earthquake and tsunami) was between 16,000 and 25,000 billion yens, which meant between 198 and 309 billion American dollars.
Indeed, the natural catastrophes cause, economically speaking, important destructions, too. In an article published in “Climatic change’, it has been estimated that the economic loss due to these events is around 60 billion dollars only for 2003, of which only 12, 7 billion are insured. (Thus, amongst the most costly catastrophes we can cite the European heatwave in summer 2003 that made 20,000 dead and caused a productivity loss of 13 billion Euros. In the same year, the Chinese floods costed 8 billion American dollars, while the earthquake in Algeria (21 May 2003) led to 5 billion Euros loss.
The strong progression of these devastating natural disasters only confirms the Lord’s words and announces the imminent judgement of God.
That is why we have to sanctify ourselves each minute because apart from the reality of our Lord’s return, there is another reality: that of death which can hit any moment.
“Y.H.W.H. the Lord Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire.” Isaiah 29:6.
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be
famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Matthew 24:7-8.