The Coming KING!
Shalom Partner and Friend of Israel,
NO man knows fully what will happen tomorrow, or even today – let alone next year! God’s Word is clear that only God knows the future (Isaiah 41:21-23, 44:6-7). In fact, this is one of the major proofs that the Bible is the Word of God as it fore-tells future events with 100 % accuracy. Even the Lord’s Disciples as they sat with Yeshua on Mount of Olives overlooking the Temple Mount in Jerusalem …asked a penetrating question that had probably been burning in their hearts for some time; “Tell us when will these things happen, and what will be the ‘sign’ of Your coming, and the end of the age? – Matthew 24:3. This same question is one that many are asking today. The Lord didn’t say; “I’m not going to tell you!” Or, “Don’t worry about ‘signs!” NO! He outlined several general and specific ‘signs’ so that we clearly recognize the End of the Age – Last Days.
After listing the main ‘signs’ Yeshua (Jesus) concluded with “the Parable of the Fig Tree” in Matthew 24:32-33. In other words, we must focus on what is happening with the “Fig Tree” –
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One of the great Prophecies in the Bible is found in Daniel 2 and is often called the ABC’s – of Bible Prophecy. In this chapter - the Prophet Daniel was given a revelation by God that revealed not the next day or the next one hundred days …but what now has been more than 2,600 years! Of course, Daniel had not been given every detail but he was shown the major flow of world history from his own day in about 550 BC until the Second Coming of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) – to Rule and Reign forever. Daniel’s incredible Prophecy is as relevant today as it was the day it was written!
The Bible tells us that there is coming a time when millions of people will be evacuated or “caught-up” from this world in a moment! It will then be a time of chaos as NEVER before experienced on this earth. And, as we watch what is happening today, we truly believe for that miraculous event to take place that the time is drawing near. This event is described as the RAPTURE. There are many “signs” given but are we watching? Nobody can stop what God has put into motion! We are currently living in the Church Age and “times of the Gentiles” and that has to come to an end someday. There are NO “signs” for the moment that the Rapture will occur …as it is a “sign-less” event that could happen “in the twinkling of an eye!” We are in the times where the FIG TREE (Israel) has blossomed just as was Prophesied thousands of years ago …and this came to pass on the 14th May, 1948 in our privileged “Fig tree generation.”
The Rapture has become one of the most controversial hot-spot issues today… Many people including Christians confuse the two events; the Rapture of born-again believers which is a supernatural event that the Bible calls “Harpazo” and the Second Coming of Christ. These two events are NOT the same. In a nutshell, the Rapture of the Church is the “blessed Hope” and a joyful event that can happen to a believer at any time when they go to meet the Lord in the air and are changed! “…in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed.”- 1 Corinthians 15:52. At the Rapture Christ comes for His Church and will descend in the air …and with a shout and the dead in Christ will be resurrected first - then we who are alive will be caught up together with them to meet them in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Christ has prepared a place for us with Him in His Father’s house (John 14:1-4) where we will then spend the next 7-Years …while God pours out His wrath upon a wicked and unbelieving world (Revelation 4:1).
Most believers today recognize that End-time “signs” today are more evident than any other generation before Israel had become a Nation in 1948 and this in itself is a “sign” that the Rapture is almost here. The Rapture could NOT have happened in generations before
o, what then is Second Coming of Christ? This will happen when believers return WITH Yeshua (Jesus Christ) at the END of the 7-Year Tribulation - “a time of Jacob’s Trouble” - 70th-Week of Daniel …when Christ comes back to earth as JUDGE (Revelation 19:14; Zechariah 14:4-5). The Rapture precedes this event …and the 70th-Weeks of Years of Daniel, the Great Tribulation precedes Christ’s 1,000-year Millennium Reign on the earth! Christ WILL physically set His feet upon the
The 7-Year Tribulation period is the final 7-Years of this Age… which will begin with “a treaty” between
Christ will separate believers from unbelievers as a shepherd separates his “sheep” from “goats” (Matthew 25:31-46) and as a farmer separates the “tares” from the wheat (Matthew 13:24-30). The “tares” and “goats” (unbelievers) will be cast into the fire …while the “sheep” and the “wheat” – will be ushered into the
The Prophet Isaiah gave us a Prophetic glimpse of this FUTURE event (Isaiah 53) of what our Lord accomplished when He died on the Cross at
Where did the doctrine of the Rapture of the Church originate from and who started it? Yeshua (Jesus) gave His Disciples …and us a general “blueprint” of what we should look for in the days just before His glorious return to the earth. It was the night before our Lord’s bloodied, beaten body was lovingly taken down from the Cross by two of His dedicated Disciples Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.
What most don’t realise is that BEFORE our Lord - “the “King of the Jews” died He issued a “FINAL” Prophetic announcement of a future event! The night before Christ’s arrest He celebrated the “Passover Meal” with His Disciples and issued a forewarning in the Chapters of John 13-14 of who would witness His Death and Resurrection and then be filled with the Holy Spirit as we read in the Book of Acts.
The doctrine of the Rapture was first revealed in “the Upper Room” where Yeshua was celebrating the Passover with 11 of His Disciples …and on the same day that the He was Crucified. The only one it was NOT revealed to was Judas Iscariot – the one who betrayed Him. Only after Judas had left in the night was it revealed to the 11 Disciples! In other words, NOTHING was revealed until the “false one” or “betrayer” Judas had left (John 13::21; 30) …and was ONLY revealed to the Lord’s own (John ). We see the first hint of the Rapture in John 13:36. And, according to our Lord where He said to His own that they CANNOT follow now, BUT WILL follow Him afterwards! Notice two things here: (1) Peter and the rest of the Disciples could NOT go where the Lord was going then (2,000 years ago) …and WILL go - but only afterwards. (2) Unlike the unbelieving Jews (and unbelievers today) could NEVER go where the Lord was going. The Rapture is for believers only – the true Church – the Bride of Christ! We believe it must happen before the Second Coming of the Lord when unbelievers and Nations will be judged! The Second Coming of Christ will be a time of relief for believers …and vengeance for unbelievers.
Who will be judged? Upon Christ’s Second Coming the following people will be judged; (1) Those living from the Nation of
(2) The Gentile Nations Matthew 25:31-32 - Yeshua (Jesus) spoke of judging the living Gentile (non-Jewish) Nations at His Second Coming. These Gentiles are people who are still upon the earth during and having survived the Tribulation. They are the living, NOT the dead. The dead will be raised to judgment in the future. The prophet Isaiah wrote of these; “Even the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as dust on the scales; see, He takes up the isles like fine dust. All the nations are as nothing before Him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.” Isaiah 40:15-17. They will be brought to the City of Jerusalem and judged in the “Valley of Jehoshaphat;” “For then, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat, and I will enter into judgment with them there, on account of My people and My heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations. They have divided My land, and cast lots for My people, and traded boys for prostitutes, and sold girls for wine, and drunk it down.” – Joel 3:1-3. The righteous will enter into God's
(3) The Tribulation Saints… When Christ returns, those who were killed during the Great Tribulation will also be judged. They will be raised from the dead in a glorified body, receive rewards, and will enter into the
(4) The Old Testament Saints… The Church, the Body of Christ, will have already been judged and rewarded before Christ returns. There will also be a judgment of the Old Testament saints. They will be raised from the dead and judged; “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.” – Daniel 12:2. Yeshua (Jesus) said; “For the Son of Man is to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will repay everyone for what has been done...” – Matthew .
If we who are true born-again believers …are we judged before the Rapture or after? At the return of Christ Second Coming a judgment of rewards is given to the believer. This appearance before God is called the “Bema Seat Judgment.” The Bible says we are ALL judged (1 Corinthians ). When believers die before the Rapture takes place, they are separated from their fleshly body …but very much alive and with Christ. When Yeshua (Jesus) comes, and the Rapture and Resurrection take place, the believer is given a new body, a glorified body no longer dominated by the sin nature inherited from Adam. Judgment day is coming! Every person WILL be judged someday. Yes, even believers - that is the message of Hebrews 9:27. At the Judgment seat of Christ, believers are rewarded CROWNS based on how faithful they served Christ; 1 Corinthians 9:4-27; 2 Timothy 2:5. The various crowns are described in; 2 Timothy 2:5; 4:8; James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:4 …and a good summary of how we should think about the judgment seat of Christ; “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” – James (see also Revelation ).
A Mother’s request… Remember a couple of days before when the Lord was on the way to the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24) - the mother of James and John who believed that Yeshua was the Messiah and sent by God to deliver Israel from the clutches of Roman Rule and make Israel the head of ALL nations as Prophesied in the Scriptures asked the Lord; “Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favour of him. ‘What is it you want?’ he asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.’ ‘You don’t know what you are asking,’ Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?’ ‘We can,’ they answered. Jesus said to them, ‘You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.’ When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant and whoever wants to be first must be your slave just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’”
Here we see that the Disciples were NOT happy as they also did NOT want to hear that the
In light of the coming wrath that would come upon the earth at the times of the End-times or Last Days - the Lord brought a soothing hope …NOT only for His Disciples BUT for us too! There would be one more hope – “let NOT your heart be troubled!” In Matthew 26:15 we read; “But all this was done that the Scriptures of the Prophets might be fulfilled!” (See also; Luke , 27; Luke 24:27, 45; John ). Here the Lord was preparing them (and us too) for the day of His departure …and for the time when they (and us too) will be reconciled with Him; “So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking of the temple of His body. Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.” – John 2:18-22.
What about believers in Christ and our loved ones who have died before the Rapture? In John 14:7 the Lord reminds us NOT to let our hearts be troubled because if we believe in God, we must also believe in Him. Our redemption is drawing close! The Lord has gone before us and preparing a place for all of us …and it’s going to be an awesome place! 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 gives us a preview and we must NOT be ignorant just as the Thessalonians were at that time. Paul describes the death of believers as someone “asleep” – like falling asleep! They are resting until the Resurrection and someday will be awakened and raised to be with the Lord. Believers know that death is NOT the end …and someday we WILL meet our loved ones as they are simply asleep now. Isn’t that so amazing? We WILL ALL hear the sound of the trumpet – like the voice of an Arch Angel! The dead in Christ will rise first then we who are alive WILL be caught up and changed! Our FINAL home!
You see the Lord’s Disciples (like us today) did NOT understand fully and so Yeshua said; “…I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.…” – John 14:2. This is so encouraging that we can be assured our Lord WILL return and the RAPTURE will take place …and they will be sequenced until the end – just as the Lord promised and confirms His return twice. The Rapture is a quiet event when Yeshua (Jesus) comes to take His people from the earth first …and then the Tribulation will happen …and at the end of the 7th Tribulation Year the Lord’s Second Coming occurs when He returns with ALL of the people of God …and “every eye” WILL see Him! How awesome is it that? Yeshua (Jesus) went ahead to prepare a place for His Disciples …and that’s us too! You see the Lord Himself prepared us for the coming Rapture and departure of the Church at “the time of the end.” Just as the Lord comforted His Disciples that He would see them again (John ) …so we can be assured we WILL see our believing loved ones who are with the Lord – “in a little while!” Once the Disciples received the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts – they understood more! The Church was born on the Day of Pentecost …and then the End-Time clock began to tick 2,000 years ago …BUT began to escalate louder since 1948 when
Abba Father - God is rich in mercy… and sent His Son Yeshua (Jesus) to be Crucified for our sins. And, only in His bodily Resurrection and departure – would the Disciples be the “ones” of the
The Rapture doctrine is the most comforting HOPE for all… The Lord’s appearance NOT only encouraged His Disciples …but also 500 who witnessed His Resurrection. However, only His true Disciples who loved Him were given the privilege to see Him ascend into Heaven! The Rapture WILL soon occur just as the Lord promised! (Acts 1:1-9; Luke 24:59-52; Acts -11). No unbelievers of 2,000 years ago witnessed the event of the Lord ascending into heaven so here we can confirm from that event that the Rapture is for the Lord’s “own” – His believing Church! This cannot be the Lord’s Second Coming but the Rapture! Remember that the early Church was called “The Way” and set-apart on the Day of Pentecost …and what did the Lord say He is? “…I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6. The Lord was ONLY seen by His Disciples who were distinctive from others. It was only witnessed by the Apostles …and so the Lord’s return for His Church WILL be the same! Maranatha Lord!
What about the “second coming of
Globalization has produced modern weapons, technology, medicine, rapid means of travel, satellites, mobile (cell) phones with global surveillance, climate change, changes to farming and environment as well as food production …YET many are starving, poor and more people are sick? The United Nations with the help of European Union, world 1% wealthy Elites…and 194 puppet Nations has TODAY grown into a wealthy dictatorship; politically, economically and even religiously. All of this is consistent with what we read in Revelation 13. Until only 20 years ago this was impossible! BUT how much more since the draconian lockdowns and forced vaccinations of Covid-19 were introduced to the unsuspecting world?
Globalization has in itself has produced power-hungry corrupt madmen who now run the countries of the world under the hidden agenda of population control, climate change and science! South Africa is a very good example: only just 28 years ago (before 1994) was a prosperous and bordering First-World country …but today sadly neglect, theft and destruction has brought down a once beautiful country and is now in the end state of ruin. How has Globalization helped …except to make the rich richer and the poor poorer?
Did you know that in a sleazy deal on the 02nd November, 2021 by US President Biden and announced at the COP26 summit that America would help an “early closure of South Africa’s Coal mines?”
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Globalization continues to accelerate rapidly as the world gets smaller and smaller …and will soon become a more dangerous place forcing ALL of us to draw closer together as we witness that our freedoms are being ripped from us (Revelation 13). This is a crucial time to stay focused on God’s Word more than we realise just as we see the days growing darker and more evil. Here are some “signs” we believe are closing in on us all; The EU WILL expand centralizing making it easy for the Antichrist to take control (Daniel 7:8-28). The
The Book of Genesis teaches us that human history had ancient roots in Babylon where the first REBELION against God began as the people attempted to build the “Tower of Babel” (Genesis 11:1-9). History is coming full circle! As we focus on current world events today, we can see history is cycling back and we believe this is NOT an accident as this is the exact scenario depicted by the Bible …it will be in a Globalists plan of their New World Order as they speak in one accord and have also removed Almighty God from their plans! (See next newsletter - ‘Babylon and the Beast!’)
God’s Word is true! He IS watching to see how the nations are treating His people – Israel. God will have mercy on Israel through Gentile believers acting as mediators towards them! This is one of the most amazing revelations ever given to the Church – an opportunity to do something that carries the highest priority in the heart of God. Yet, sadly, so few have seen the potential and the rewards of serving God in this manner - as agents of mercy to Israel and the Jewish people! Israel was and still is despised today and a despised nation continually turning away from God BUT nothing ever altered the purpose of God for that nation. The despised element is always a noticeable element in the purpose of God. When the Saviour of the world came, He came of that despised nation; like Israel… He Himself was; “despised and rejected by men,” …and there is that despised element; “…things that are despised God has chosen,” 1 Corinthians 1:28. Now, more than at any time is the time to support Israel and the Jewish people - the Lord’s Brethren! We are witnessing the nations and people turning their backs on Israel. Thank you for your prayers and generous financial support especially during these very difficult times. With “lockdown” and difficult “recovery” still lying ahead we ARE reminded that the Wuhan Corona Virus has caused many dire needs and continue to increase here in Israel upon the already most vulnerable! Once again – Thank you!
We hope that you enjoy and become more informed by our work. We serve an awesome God and we are humbled by this opportunity to bring you this information. With Shalom to you and your family always,
Alf & Julie Saunders
01st August, 2022
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