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    The Seventh Kingdom
    Prophecy – Signs

    Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.” Luke 4:5-7

    The US, indeed, the entire world, is about to enter into its darkest period of human history ever and most people don’t even realize it. What we are witnessing now is the collapse and reshaping of Western civilization. We are in its death throes as it were. The economic, political, financial, and military constructs we’ve been accustomed too for the last 70 years are changing in order to be shaped according to the confines of how Scripture describes them. Skeptics and secular authorities will scoff at that idea, but the Bible only continues to be fulfilled exactly how it says it will be. The Bible states that there will come about a system which will enable one man (the Antichrist) to gain control of it all.

    It is easy to get tripped up in all the symbolism but follow my logic here. According to Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the multi-metallic colossus, there were five kingdoms represented kings and kingdoms. Daniel later sees these as beasts. When John is given the Revelation, instead of being different kinds of metals in a statue, he sees them as mountains and heads. But instead of five, he is told there were seven. These kingdoms are listed out as follows:

    Seven Sequential Kingdoms spanning thousands of years

    Revelation 12, 13, & 17 mentions seven mountains/heads with ten horns

    1. Egypt: the 400 years of bondage and Exodus by the Israelites
    a) Genesis 50:22-Exodus 14

    2. Assyria: The conquering of the ten northern tribes by Tiglath-Pileser III, Shalmaneser V, Sargon II, and Sennacherib
    a) 1 Chronicles 5:25; 2 Kings 15:29, 17:3, 18:11-12
    b) Egypt and Assyria are not mentioned by name but are the most likely candidates as they pertain to Israel: Zechariah 10:10-11

    Daniel 2, 7, & 8 Summarized by five kingdoms with ten toes

    3.Babylon-Head of Gold (like a lion)
    a) Nebuchadnezzar

    4. Medo-Persia-Chest and should of Silver (like a bear with three ribs in its mouth)
    a) Darius: Daniel 5:31, 6:28
    b) Cyrus
    c) Artaxerxes: Nehemiah 2, 5, 13

    5. Greece-Belly and thighs of brass (like a leopard)
    a) Alexander, followed by four heads (i) Lysimachus (ii) Cassander (iii) Seleucus: Antiochus Epiphanes was a descendant-a type/model for the Antichrist and desecration of the Holy of Holies (iv) Ptolemy

    6. Rome-Legs of iron (a dreadful and terrible beast with iron teeth) [different than the rest]
    a) 10 horns, but one uproots three, leaving eight horns
    b) The eighth is the Little Horn-has not yet come

    7. The United States & EU???-Feet of Iron mixed with brittle clay (with the Ten Toes)

    So with the above kingdoms representing the major Gentile powers which the Bible makes mention are (as they relate to Israel): Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. The European Union represents the last and final attempt at uniting all of Europa under one banner. Europa being the revived Roman Empire via the European Union who has enthusiastically embraced both the Babel symbolism (many voices, one tongue), architecture, and mythology surrounding Europa itself (the woman riding the beast). (See here for picture) These represent the major players concerning Israel as the times of the Gentiles.

    What we have seen over the past two thousand years is the legs of iron split (East and West Roman Empire-from 284AD onward) and the numerous yet unsuccessful attempts at trying to unify Europe again into a single empire. The Holy Roman Empire tried. Napoleon tried. Hitler tried. It wasn’t until 1949 that we began to see this regional coalescence take place with the embryonic formation of an American and European defense force.

    When considering the ‘legs of iron’ which were representative of the Roman Empire, the split between east and west divided Rome and Constantinople. Is it possible that the split today is still between east and west, but the west being the United States and the east being Europe? The United States essentially came out of Europe via the Vikings, the Spanish, the British, and the French. At our founding and pretty much through the next two centuries, we were a hybrid of European immigrants and ethnicities, united under a constitution founded upon British, Greek and Roman laws, with a Judeo-Christian underpinning providing the necessary ethics for a moral foundation. If we are the feet, the US would be the Iron and the EU the miry clay, which is pretty indicative of where we are today.

    Assessment

    Taken as a whole, the EU has the largest economy in the world and the third largest population behind China and India. The United States has the second or third largest economy (depending on how you rank the EU), but with the world’s greatest military. If combined, the United States and the EU could dominate the world very easily. This seems impossible in our day and age, but it wasn’t that long ago that we were simply extensions of British, French, and Spanish colonialism.

    The EU today realizes that they will never be a power-broker in the 21st century without the means to back that power up militarily. Numerous EU leaders have been pushing forward with an ambitious agenda of creating an EU Army. Article 42 of the Treaty on the European Union allows for the creation of a military force. The problem was that the United Kingdom would not go along with this. But with BREXIT pending, this freed up the EU to proceed as planned. But the idea of a separate EU Army alongside NATO is not sitting well with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who does not want there to be two separate forces, as EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker alluded too:

    Stoltenberg told a press briefing in Belgium that he would welcome an increased investment by European nations in defense, but this should be channeled towards NATO, adding that “duplication would be inefficient.” “It’s important to avoid duplication and I urge Europe to make sure that everything they do is complementary to the NATO alliance,” he said, Reuters reported. (Source)

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) predates the official European Union by decades. When the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Union collapsed in the late eighties and early nineties, which temporarily ended the Cold War, the threat of war in Europe seemed impossible. NATO members got lax on contributing thus required the US to shoulder the bulk of the weight. It had recently come back into headlines when the new US President Trump publicly shamed NATO leadership into “paying for their fair share” of NATO or else the United States would reconsider the nature of the relationship. This got EU and NATO member’s attention fairly quickly, considering the recent Russian incursions into Georgia, Ukraine and Crimea, not to mention the constant threats directed at Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

    For the last 69 years, the Europeans (to their detriment) had become overly-dependent on the United States to be her protector should Russia decide to move west. This in effect gave President Trump some leverage by reminding them that our role in NATO could be reexamined and that they didn’t have the means to protect themselves should Russia want more real estate. The result…an excerpt from press conference by President Donald Trump and Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, April 12, 2017. (Source)

    Every generation has strived to adapt the NATO Alliance to meet the challenges of their times — and on my visit to Brussels this spring — I look very much forward to — we will work together to do the same. We must not be trapped by the tired thinking that so many have, but apply new solutions to face new circumstances. And that’s all throughout the world. We’re not here to stand on ceremony but to develop real strategies to achieve safety, security and peace. We’re here to protect the freedom and prosperity of our citizens and to give them the future they so richly deserve….And I did ask about all the money that hasn’t been paid over the years, will that money be coming back. We’ll be talking about that, right? We want to talk about that, too.

    In reality, the United States is NATO. The only reason that NATO isn’t already the European Army is that the US provides around 75% of its funding, military expertise, and power. The US still has forces stationed in Europe and others who rotate through there on a routine basis, but recent global requirements have spread US forces pretty thin. Still, since 9/11, the US enacted the NATO Article #5 for the first and only time ever, which states that an attack on one member is an attack on them all.

    Will Trump follow through on his threats to abandon (or renegotiate) NATO if other members don’t step up financially? It seems very unlikely the US would abandon NATO, because without US manpower, resources, and expertise, NATO becomes a hollow shell of an organization and makes the EU very vulnerable. If the EU collapses, it will likely drag the US down (economically) as well. The US and EU are too interlinked and intertwined to allow that to happen.

    Conclusion

    Many bible scholars and teachers believe that the Antichrist will come out of the revived Roman Empire. I believe that as well, but I think my understanding has matured somewhat on this. Whereas in the past I thought NATO would simply morph into the EU Army, but even then it still would not be near as powerful as the US currently is. Building a first-rate military takes time, and a lot of money, both of which the EU currently does not have. So that leaves two options:

    The EU converts NATO into the EU Army (without the US) which requires decades for building, training, and equipping forces
    The US remains covenanted with the EU and remains its military backbone which is currently the case
    We know that even if we added the entire 28 members of the EU together, they still do not have the power to dominate the planet. The EU is almost entirely dependent upon the United States to make NATO (its only real form of a military) function. We know that according to Scripture, the leader of this final human kingdom is the Antichrist, and somehow, he gains control over our military power. He will receive power from the Dragon (Satan) who has the ability to give kingship and kingdoms to whomever he will, albeit temporarily.

    Satan’s attempts to control the world until now have been hindered by God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ and His decisive victory at the Cross. (1 Cor. 2:7-8) Furthermore, as extensions of Christ, the Church (the body) has been present in the world since then empowered and indwelt by God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s presence through the Church is currently keeping Satan at bay. Once the Church is removed at the Rapture, then the Antichrist will be revealed, which is why I think the Pre-Tribulation Rapture is the perfect crisis the world will use to unite into these kingdoms. (2 Thess. 2:3-8)

    People always want to know what role the US plays in the Tribulation? Well, just imagine the United States unconstrained by a Constitution that is steeped in a Judeo-Christian worldview. Imagine the terrible and destructive power the United States could wield if it were run by a vicious tyrants like Stalin or Hitler. Even those two couldn’t hold a candle to this man, Antichrist. It has taken the US decades to perfect our form of warfare and expertise. Think about all the technology, the information and data collecting systems, the weapons of mass destruction, and military capabilities we currently possess…but in the wrong hands.

    It is likely that the Rapture itself will collapse the United States leadership from within, and that this man is set up to restore some semblance of normalcy, law and order back to the US. He could be from Europe, or he could be European (or from somewhere within the old Roman Empire). He along with other ten leaders set up “regional commands”, but he is able to subdue three of them simply because he possesses the best and greatest military technology. (Rev. 12:3, 13:1-2, 17:9-18) When this man Antichrist gets control, he then appoints ten kings (who do not have a kingdom at the time of John’s writing) and they reign with the Antichrist for one hour. (Rev. 17:12-14) This tells me that for one man to gain control over everything quickly, he needs a lot of power. Currently, this kind of power only resides with the US and China and the Bible makes no mention of the Antichrist being Chinese.

    “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Rev. 13:4

    We also know that Israel and the US are two of the closest nations on earth (politically and militarily speaking), so it is likely that if anyone were to broker some arrangement, the US would be involved. How and when he does this, we simply don’t know. But we do know that what seemed impossible even 30 years ago, is now possible. We see the world moving in a direction that the Bible states it will go and it is picking up momentum. Perhaps all the world needs is the right crisis to push it over the edge.

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    http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8425

    #130806

    Mike Mc
    Participant

    What happen in the past will happen again, The Tribulation Period will be one Hugh Super Natural Time Frame, Angels and all…

    “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Rev. 13:4

    Genesis 6:4 “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”

    There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that

    the same became mighty men

    mighty men Translated…
    H1368
    גִּבֹּר    גִּבּוֹר
    gibbôr    gibbôr
    ghib-bore’, ghib-bore’
    Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant: – champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.
    Total KJV occurrences: 159
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    There were giants in the earth in those days, and also after that
    Giants Translated

    H5303
    נְפִל    נְפִיל
    nephı̂yl    nephil
    nef-eel’, nef-eel’
    From H5307; properly, a feller, that is, a bully or tyrant: – giant.
    Total KJV occurrences: 3

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    God Tells Joshua togo and take the Land from the Giants and Kill them all, and Herem or cherem (Hebrew: חרם, ḥērem), (utterly) destroy them every last one…

    Jos 1:10  Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 
    Jos 1:11  Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it. 

    Jos 10:1  Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; 
    Jos 10:2  That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty. 

    Jos 10:1  Now it came to pass,H1961 when AdonizedekH139 kingH4428 of JerusalemH3389 had heardH8085 howH3588 JoshuaH3091 had takenH3920 (H853) Ai,H5857 and had utterly destroyed H2763 it; asH834 he had doneH6213 to JerichoH3405 and her king,H4428 soH3651 he had doneH6213 to AiH5857 and her king;H4428 and howH3588 the inhabitantsH3427 of GibeonH1391 had made peaceH7999 withH854 Israel,H3478 and wereH1961 amongH7130 them;

    (utterly) destroy
    H2763
    חָרַם
    châram
    khaw-ram’
    A primitive root; to seclude; specifically (by a ban) to devote to religious uses (especially destruction); physically and reflexively to be blunt as to the nose: – make accursed, consecrate, (utterly) destroy, devote, forfeit, have a flat nose, utterly (slay, make away).
    Total KJV occurrences: 52

    Herem or cherem (Hebrew: חרם, ḥērem), as used in the Tanakh, means ‘devote’ or ‘destroy’,
    Alternative Spellings. kherem, kheyrem, herem

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    I believe the, Herem or cherem (Hebrew: חרם, ḥērem), were put there ahead of time, That Old Devil knew way ahead, and He wanted to stop Moses from reaching the Promised land, and God orders, Joshua to eliminate the Anakim, Rephaim, and, occasionally, the Amorites, the vestiges of the Nephilim, nephilim bloodlines (Numbers 13:32-33),

    Num 13:32  And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 
    Num 13:33  And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. 

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    And that brings me to this video from Derek Gilbert, The Great Inception…

    He is talking about, Edward Lipinski who wrote about Mount Hermon and Its Mythological Traditions back in 1967.
    Edward Lipinski’s “El’s Abode: Mythological Traditions Related to
    Mount Hermon and to the Mountains of Armenia,” Orientalia
    Lovaniensa Periodica II, (Leuvan, 1971), pp. 13-69.

    This material is presented solely for educational/research purposes

    nature and location of El’s abode. However, this interpretation is
    questionable, since the word ’pq can be merely a common noun 9 ,
    and since the site of Hirbet Afqa never appears as the place where
    the Canaanite gods gather together. Now, the assembled pantheon
    must have deliberated and banqueted in the abode of El, since El
    was precisely presiding over the divine assembly 10 . For this reason,
    another location of El’s abode may fit in better with its nature and
    with the Syro-Palestinian traditions about the mountain of the gods.
    The problem is worthy of all consideration for the dwelling place of
    a god is an important element for the understanding of his nature
    and his qualities 11 .

    It is likely that the Ugaritians located the abode of El somewhere within their own geographical horizon, but rather far from Ugarit, at a distance of « a thousand fields », of « ten thousand acres » 12 .
    https://archive.org/stream/LipinskyElsabode/Lipinsky_Elsabode_djvu.txt

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    The Ugaritic literature has helped reveal the depth of which characterized Canaanite religion.
    The accounts of King David’s wars with the Philistines, the Anakim fled to the Philistine cities in Josh 11, and that would be Goliath and his brothers… Do you know who Goliath’s Mother was…??

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    After the death of her husband, Orpah and her sister-in-law Ruth wished to go to Judea with Naomi. However, Naomi persuaded Orpah to return to her people and to her gods (Ruth i. 4 et seq.). In rabbinic literature, Orpah is identified with Harafa, the mother of the four Philistine giants, one of whom was Goliath.

    If, David and Goliath were cousins. David’s great-grandmother was Ruth the Moabite, and Goliath’s was Orpah, Ruth’s sister and sister-in-law. Both women were daughters of Eglon, King of Moab.
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    Yahweh vs. El

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    #130811

    2ndcoming
    Participant

    I doubt if United States will ever join EU. In Daniel 7,we find four beasts. The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. This is US. A second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it. This is Russia. And lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads. This is China. The four heads are mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau,and Taiwan. And behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it. This is EU. It is dreadful and terrible because it shall devour Israel and bring to her ruin, while the other three beasts stay out of it.

    These four beasts are contemporary because of Daniel 7:11-12.

    Daniel 7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. 12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

    The fourth beast has ten horns. These ten horns shall come from the western leg,and yield their power to the little horn when he appears on the scene. This is the seventh kingdom in Revelation 17:10. The previous six are Egypt,Assyria,Babylon,Persia,Greece and Rome.

    And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

    After Gog/Magog,he shall absorb the eastern leg into his dominion,and revive the old Roman empire. This is the eighth,and is of the seven because it comes from the seventh.

    Concerning the historical identity of the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. I have the following illustration.

    And the beast that was (Babylon), and is not (Rome, at the time John wrote the Book of Revelation)), even he is the eighth (King of Babylon after AC moves to Shinar,a recovery of the beast that was), and is of the seven (Rome,because he comes from Rome), and goeth into perdition.

    #130836

    Mike Mc
    Participant

    If, David and Goliath were cousins. David’s great-grandmother was Ruth the Moabite, and Goliath’s was Orpah, Ruth’s sister and sister-in-law. Both women were daughters of Eglon, King of Moab.

    Orpah: Midrash and Aggadah

    Her Lineage

    The Rabbis maintain that Orpah and Ruth were sisters, the daughters of King Eglon of Moab (Ruth Rabbah 2:9) who, in turn (according to the same midrash), was the son of Balak. Ruth’s descent from these kings is regarded as a mark of their merit, while no mention is made of Orpah in this context.

    Her Marriage

    R. Meir emphasizes the fact that Orpah and Ruth did not convert during their marriages to the two brothers, but remained Moabitesses, which is one of the reasons given for the punishment meted out to the brothers (Ruth Rabbah 2:9); another tradition has them converting during the course of their marriages, but maintains that Orpah returned to her people and her god (Zohar Hadash, Ruth, 78a). The negative attitude to Orpah is also reflected in the fact that her husband Chilion is depicted more unfavorably than his brother Mahlon (related to the word mehilah, pardon), Ruth’s husband. Chilion’s name is given the etymology of kelayah, destruction, and, adding to his disgrace, the Philistine Goliath, who was killed by David, issued from Orpah (Ruth Zuta 1).
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    Her Name

    The Rabbis offer different explanations for Orpah’s name, in accordance with the various facets of her character. One interpretation is appropriate for the tableau in the Bible: she is called Orpah because she turned her back (oref) on her mother-in-law (Ruth Rabbah 2:9). Thus her action is in keeping with her character and reveals her true personality.
    Her name was Orpah, then why was she called ‘Harafah’?
    sotah
    Suspected adulteress…

    Naomi Widowed
    Rth 1:1  Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. 
    Rth 1:2  And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there. 
    Rth 1:3  And Elimelech Naomi’s husband died; and she was left, and her two sons. 
    Rth 1:4  And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years. 

    Her Offspring

    The Rabbis identify the Orpah mentioned in the Book of Ruth with the Raphah (or Harafah), the mother of the four warriors of Gath who appear in II Sam. 21, and the Goliath from Gath (Harafah’s son), with the Goliath who fought David in I Sam. 17. According to this identification, both Goliath and the other warriors are therefore Orpah’s children. These men with their special powers were the recompense for the manner in which Orpah parted from Naomi. In the version of the midrash in BT Sanhedrin (fol. 95a), Orpah also aided her son, Ishbi-benob, in his battle with David and Abishai, and even died during the course of this fight. BT Sotah connects the death of the sons of Orpah at the hands of David and his servants with these opponents’ respective mothers, Orpah (“And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law”—Ruth 1:14) and Ruth (“But Ruth clung to her”—ibid.): “May the sons of the one who kissed come and fall by the hand of the sons of the one who clung” (BT Sotah 42b).

    https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/orpah-midrash-and-aggadah

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    Hittite cuneiform is the implementation of cuneiform script used in writing the Hittite language. The surviving corpus of Hittite texts is preserved in cuneiform on clay tablets dating to the 2nd millennium BC (roughly spanning the 17th to 12th centuries BC).

    Who was a Hittite…??? Uriah The ____________…

    I watch Stevens News reports just like Amir’s they are usually ahead of everybody else when it comes to Israel..
    The title is “Did Jesus Prophesy of an Alien Invasion”

    Pay attention at the 13:00 minute mark and the 70th week of Daniel’s Prophecy, and then the 18:00 minute mark when he speaks in the Original language and then translates it, and at the 18:26 minute mark calls the Canaanite, the Nephilim…. They are the Descendants of the Giants…

    Exodus 34:10 “And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.”

    marvels= miracles and Wonders…
    pâlâ’
    paw-law’
    A primitive root; properly perhaps to separate, that is, distinguish (literally or figuratively); by implication to be (causatively make) great, difficult, wonderful: – accomplish, (arise . . . too, be too) hard, hidden, things too high, (be, do, do a, shew) marvelous (-ly, -els, things, work), miracles, perform, separate, make singular, (be, great, make) wonderful (-ers, -ly, things, works), wondrous (things, works, -ly).
    Total KJV occurrences: 71

    Exo 34:11  Obey what I am commanding you today. I’ll drive out from before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites….
     Steven said Your looking at the Genealogy fulfilled back then, and it looks like it’s going to happen again, and Moses is one of the Returning during the Tribulation period… God is going to Kick Satan and his Angels out of Heaven at some point along with those in Bottomless Pit..

    I’m not posting that video, you can find it, The Vision part made the hair on my arms stand up… wow,

    the “Moabite Stone”
    The Mesha Stele (also known as the “Moabite Stone”) is a stele (inscribed stone) set up around 840 BCE by King Mesha of Moab (a kingdom located in modern Jordan).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesha_Stele

    The Time of Jacobs Trouble is going to be very bad, and the church for the most part is fast asleep…

    I sure hope folks don’t put off God’s Free offer of Salvation, Time is running out…
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    #130839

    Mike Mc
    Participant

    Orpah mentioned in the Book of Ruth with the Raphah (or Harafah

    Raphah – tall – is a name in the Bible.

    2 Samuel 21:16 – “and Ishbi-benob tried to kill David.-He was a descendant of the Raphah(f);” (The Jewish Publication Society Hebrew/English Tanakh, 1999 No. 5759). Footnote f (“Apparently a race of giants”)

    War with the Philistines
    2Sa 21:15  Afterwards, war broke out between the Philistines and Israel, so David went down to fight the Philistines. David became weary, 
    2Sa 21:16  and Ishbi-benob, who had been fathered by giants, said he intended to kill David. (His bronze spearhead weighted 300 shekels, and he carried state-of-the-art weaponry.) 

    #130879

    Mike Mc
    Participant

    When We Go Up, They Show Up

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