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Yeshua wants us to fulfill the Great Commission for Him. This will not be easy, as many factors work against us.
As we saw earlier, three Babylonian religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) secretly collaborate to establish a one world government and a one world religion. One day those who do not embrace this new religion will not be able to buy or sell.
Hitgalut (Revelation) 13:16-18
16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
Some teachers say we want to be in the land of Israel during the tribulation—yet Yeshua tells us that when the abomination of desolation is set up in the set-apart place (midway through the tribulation), those who are in the land should flee.
Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:15-16
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the set-apart place” (whoever reads, let him understand),
16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
Although some of us may be called to go back to the land before Armageddon is over, the majority of us in the body are to be focusing on the Great Commission, making disciples in all nations. We are also to form a single body worldwide.
Satan’s servant Babylon seeks to keep us from fulfilling Yeshua’s commission. Her usual plan is to strike the leaders and under-shepherds, so she can easily pick off the young in Messiah.
Zekaryah (Zechariah) 13:7
7 “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, Against the Man who is My Companion,” Says Yahweh of hosts. “Strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered; Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.”
In Revelation and the End Times we saw that there will be an “earthquake” at seal 6 (which will be marked by a nuclear conflict in the Middle East).
Hitgalut (Revelation) 6:12-17
12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
While there may be literal earthquakes, the earthquake in verse 12 likely refers to a societal shake-up that will occur when the existing nations are broken up to form the Zionist New World Order (ZWO).
In addition to the earthquake at seal 6, there are also shakeups at seal 7, the killing of the two witnesses, trumpet 7, and cup 7. It seems likely that the earthquake at cup 7 (just before Armageddon) is the same as the shaking (or rattling) of Ezekiel 37:7.
Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 37:7
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a shaking [rattling, earthquake]; and the bones came together, bone to bone.
The word shaking is the Hebrew word ra’ash (רַעַשׁ). This is the same word used in modern Hebrew for seismic activity or an earthquake. Strong’s Concordance gives this definition:
OT:7494 ra`ash (rah’-ash); from OT:7493; vibration, bounding, uproar:
KJV – commotion, confused noise, earthquake, fierceness, quaking, rattling, rushing, shaking.
The root word at OT:7493 also refers to an earthquake.
OT:7493 ra`ash (raw-ash); a primitive root; to undulate (as the earth, the sky, etc.; also a field of grain), particularly through fear; specifically, to spring (as a locust):
KJV – make afraid, (re-) move, quake, (make to) shake, (make to) tremble.
The greater overall context of Ezekiel 37 tells us that the Ephraimite nation will be restored after a great shaking (translated in verse 7 as rattling).
Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 37:1-14
1 The hand of Yahweh came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of Yahweh, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.
2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry.
3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Adonai Yahweh, You know.”
4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of Yahweh!
5 Thus says Yahweh Elohim to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.
6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am Yahweh.”‘”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling [shaking]; and the bones came together, bone to bone.
8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says Yahweh Elohim: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”‘”
10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’
12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says Yahweh Elohim: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 Then you shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves.
14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, Yahweh, have spoken it and performed it,” says Yahweh.'”
If Ezekiel 37 is linked to cup 7, it means that the reign will be handed to Nazarene Israel after cup 7 (at the end of the tribulation, just before Armageddon). However, sometimes visions have more than one fulfillment. If that happens, there might be minor fulfillments at seal 6, seal 7, the killing of the two witnesses, and at trumpet 7. If so, then it is sensible to expect more people to come to the truth during those crises.
Leaders must be united, because sheep follow under-shepherds. As it is now, the under-shepherds in the Messianic movement are not united, so our people are divided as Shaul begged us not to be, lest Messiah’s sacrifice be made “of no effect.”
Qorintim Aleph (1 Corinthians) 1:10-17
10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Adon Yeshua Messiah, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
11 For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you.
12 Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Shaul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Kepha,” or “I am of Messiah.”
13 Is Messiah divided? Was Shaul crucified for you? Or were you immersed in the name of Shaul?
14 I thank Elohim that I immersed none of you except Crispus and Gaius,
15 lest anyone should say that I had immersed in my own name.
16 Yes, I also immersed the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I immersed any other.
17 For Messiah did not send me to immerse, but to preach the Good News, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Messiah should be made of no effect.
When leaders and teachers do not submit to the Spirit of Truth, they teach different things. That is, they literally teach different religions. Therefore they cannot walk with Elohim, because they are not in agreement with Him.
3 “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?”
If the leaders and teachers in Messiah’s body will submit to the Spirit of Truth, they will come to one agreement with Elohim (as in Acts 15). But there must be total surrender (because Yahweh will only accept unconditional surrender).
As the end times progress, we can expect to see an increasing number of believers who have the Spirit of Truth.
Yochanan (John) 16:13
13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
May Yahweh help us to prepare for these believers, so that all things may be done decently, and in order, so that our Husband is pleased.