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So This Melon-Sized Ball of Ice Fell on Oklahoma on Tues.

Posted May 25th 8:51am by HVnews
The violent storms whipping through parts of the Midwest this week returned on Tuesday night, leaving 14 dead in three states. The deadly extreme weather killed eight people in Oklahoma, two in Kansas and four in Arkansas. The deaths follow the tragic tornado that left at least 122 dead in Joplin, Missouri.
Winds reached more than 150 MPH, and melon-sized hail fell from the sky:

The Wall Street Journal has more details on the storm system:
Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard on Wednesday said at least five people, including a young child, died in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. She didn’t have further details.
At least three people died as the storms hit Franklin and Johnson counties in Arkansas, state Department of Emergency Management spokesman Tommy Jackson said. One person died after a tornado swept through the tiny western Arkansas community of Denning early Wednesday. Another person died in an area called Bethlehem, in Johnson County.
In Kansas, police said two people died when high winds threw a tree into their van around 6 p.m. near the town of St. John, about 100 miles west of Wichita. The highway was shut down because of storm damage.
Here’s a scary look at the vicious tornado that swept through Oklahoma:

What If I Missed The Rapture Can I Still Be Saved

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Dr. Charles Stanley

One of the most frequently asked questions in regard to the Tribulation time period is whether or not anyone will come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ during that difficult time. We already know that 144,000 people from the various tribes of Israel will be set apart for the Lord, but they will not be alone! God will call to himself a countless number of believers in Jesus “from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues” (Revelation 7:9). However, in contrast to the protected number of Hebrew believers in 7:1-8, these gentile believers will suffer persecution and martyrdom. In fact, when John’s vision of the great multitude opened, these believers were already pictured in heaven, having suffered physical death at the hands of God’s enemies.

Those who come to believe during the Great Tribulation will be in one of two groups. The first group will be the remnant of physical Israel sealed for protection and called to testify concerning Christ (Revelation 7:1-8). The second group will comprised of the masses of gentiles who believe in Christ and suffer persecution and martyrdom for their faith. These martyrs will come out of the Great Tribulation through death, but their suffering will instantly give way to victorious worship as they join the heavenly chorus in praise to “our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb” (Revelation 7:10)

As we’ve stated more in depth on this web site, “The Rapture of The Church” is the calling up of God’s people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior into Heaven. The scriptures in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 describe The Rapture.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

One will not have to wonder if The Rapture has happened, so don’t be deceived! Millions and millions of people will have left the Earth in the blink of an eye as written in 1 Corinthians 15: 51-52…

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 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.

One moment Christians are here working, going to school, driving cars, flying in airplanes, making dinner and the next second, they are in Heaven with Jesus. The people left behind on the Earth will experience chaos like has never been seen before. Everyday life will never be the same again.

Besides the chaos caused by millions of Christians leaving the world at once, unfortunately it gets even worse. The Antichrist will be imposing his will over those left behind and at the same time God’s judgments will be pouring out onto the Earth. During these tribulations, the Bible states that one half of the remaining population will die due to disease, famine, war and directly because of failing to follow the Antichrist and his one world religion, government and financial system.

Thankfully, there is still hope for those people who miss The Rapture. In fact, it’s the same hope God gave to the people of his world thousands of years ago – his son, Jesus Christ. Even though the next several years will be unbelievably tough, all one has to do is to sincerely and with all of your heart, accept Jesus as your savior. In doing so, you become a Tribulation Saint and will ultimately be rewarded with eternal life with our Heavenly Father.

Tribulations: Dr. Charles Stanly, In Touch Ministries Part 1 Part2

We say “ultimately” for a reason. Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior will absolutely guarantee you eternal life with God. However, choosing to follow Jesus, and turning your back on the new world order that the Antichrist creates here on Earth will not be pleasant. As a Child of Christ, you will be mocked, criticized, chased, marginalized, hunted and possibly killed by beheading!

While this initially doesn’t sound like a great way to go, if you think about it, it’s the only way to go if you miss The Rapture. The tribulations and the Antichrist will be horrible no matter what, but as a newfound Child of Christ, you will be spared some of God’s judgments and will be standing with our Savior for eternity. As written by Paul in Romans 10:13, anyone who asks for Jesus into their life shall not perish…

13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Please call on The Lord and accept Jesus as your Savior today!

Millennial Reign

The Real One World Government

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As we rapidly approach the end of this age, events such as the Rapture and the horrors of Tribulation as well as individuals such as the Antichrist capture our focus. For those of us who have placed our faith in Jesus by accepting the free gift of salvation, not only do we have the Blessed Hope (the Rapture) to look forward to, but we (along with those who accept Jesus as their savior during the Tribulation period) can look with great joy to the rapidly approaching time period known as the Millennial Reign of Christ.

The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy describes this period as:

“The word millennium comes from the Latin word mille, meaning one thousand, and annum, meaning year. The Greek work “chilias”, also meaning one thousand, appears six times in Revelation 20, defining the duration of Christ’s kingdom before the destruction of the old heaven and old earth. The millennium therefore refers to 1000 years of Christ’s future reign on earth, which will immediately precede eternity [and starting at the second coming Christ which will bring to an end Tribulation]. During the millennium, Christ will reign in time and space. It is his time of manifestation and his time of revelation. Christ, in all of His glory, will institute His reign of righteousness and peace. During the millennium, the unveiled glory of Christ will shine forth in all of its fullness. ”

John MacArthur:

"There are a couple of things that I need to say to you before we look at the text itself because, of course, this has been a theological battleground (this matter of the Kingdom), for years. And I want to help you to get an understanding of why we believe and teach what we do.

First of all, let me say that foundational to any understanding of the Kingdom is capturing the chronological order of the book of Revelation. The passage fits into the chronology of the book. If you go into chapter 19 and verse 11, you have the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ comes. At the end of chapter 19 (that is described in great detail), He arrives, in verse 16, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. There is an immense battle that ensues. He is the conqueror and the victor. The holocaust of that battle is described at the end of chapter 19 (as the carnage lays all over the place and is devoured by birds). And then we read about the beast and the false prophet, in verse 20, being thrown into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone; and all the rest were killed with a sword which came from the mouth of the Lord who returned. All the birds were filled with their flesh. So, there you have the devastating judgment at the return of Jesus Christ.

Over in chapter 21, and verse 1, "I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away." Here you have the eternal state at the end of the Kingdom. So, you have the Lord Jesus Christ returning in chapter 19; you have the creation of a new heaven and a new earth in chapter 21; and in the middle, you have chapter 20. Chapter 20 describes the thousand-year Kingdom. The chronology is very simple. You have a period of time called the Tribulation: it started in Revelation 6; it ended in Revelation 19. It ends with the return of Christ and His total judgment of the ungodly; after that judgment, chapter 20, He sets up His Kingdom. At the end of His Kingdom, He creates the new heavens and the new earth.

That is the simple, clear chronology of the book of Revelation. And [it] certainly is an interpretive key. Whatever you're going to do with this Kingdom, you have to deal with the chronology that is here in the book of Revelation. And clearly, the Kingdom is placed between the Great Tribulation, the return of Christ at the end of the Tribulation, and the creation of the new heavens and the new earth. It fits right in between those events.

Having said that this must be understood in terms of its chronology, I want to go outside the chronology and mention also that the details of the Kingdom are only given a summary fashion here in chapter 20. In fact, it's a very limited presentation. It gives us just some general perspectives here and does not exhaust, by any means, all that could be said about the character or the nature of that thousand years. And yet, there is instruction about the Kingdom itself throughout the Bible. In fact, if we were to just study all of the places in the Scriptures that deal with the Kingdom, we would be at it for months and months. It is scattered throughout the Old Testament and it is scattered throughout the New Testament."

Who’s in the millennium

The millennial kingdom Christ establishes will be indwelt by both glorified and unglorified believers. Those who are glorified are the previously Raptured (before Tribulation) “Bride of Christ” and will know life in both heaven and earth, and those who remain unglorified are those who accept Jesus during Tribulation and live to see the Second Coming. They will enter into the Millennial Reign as flesh and blood people and will live only on earth. The unglorified believers will still eat meals, plant crops, cook, work, and depend on public services. The glorified and unglorified will mingle together. Christ, after He was glorified, still mingled with His disciples (Luke 24:33-43), and Abraham and Sarah dined with angels (Genesis 18:1-10).

Believers who survive the Tribulation will be brought into the kingdom in their earthly bodies. There will be no change for them. They are the ones who will bear children in Christ's earthly kingdom (Isaiah 11:8; 65:20). And those children will bear the offspring who rebel against Christ at the end of the millennial kingdom (Revelation 20:7-9).

In our glorified bodies, we--like angels--will be able to go wherever we want to. Our bodies will be fit for both earth and heaven. We will be able to ascend to or descend (Revelation 21:2).

The Glorified Body

Let’s pause for a moment and examine what our glorified bodies will be like. In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul reveals that the glorified body will be "imperishable" and "immortal." It will be raised in "glory and power" and will be spirit controlled, rather than controlled by the flesh (1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 52-54). In Philippians 3:21 Paul further states that the glorified bodies which will be given to believers will be like the body that Jesus had after His resurrection.

Think about that for a moment. Jesus had a tangible body that could be touched and recognized (Luke 24:41-43 and John 20:27-28). It was body very similar to the bodies we have now, and yet it was also very different. It could pass through a wall into a locked room (John 20:26), and it could move about from one place to another instantly (Luke 24:30-36).

Our resurrected glorified bodies, like Christ's, will no longer be part of the physical universe and will thus be changeless and timeless, able to be seen, then vanish, and to pass through closed doors and walls. "Jesus himself stood in the midst of them... but they were terrified... [thinking] they had seen a spirit... Handle me, and see," said Christ, "for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have" (Luke 24:36-43).

Our bodies will no longer be debilitated by sin. The new bodies we have will be fit for both heaven and earth. When Jesus rose from the grave, He ate, walked, and talked with His disciples (Luke 24:33-43). Later on He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9) to sit down at the right hand of God's throne (Hebrews 10:12). That we will have bodies fit for earth and heaven helps prove that Christ's future kingdom on earth will be literal and visible. Why would God bother restoring the earth in eternity (Revelation 21:1) if He weren't going to give us bodies that could live on it?

1 Thessalonians 4:16 says, "The dead in Christ shall rise first." When Christ calls us at the Rapture, the dead will rise and those of us who are alive will join them. But where do the spirits of dead Christians reside while we await the Rapture? When believers die, their spirits go to be with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). When the Rapture occurs, they will receive new, glorified bodies. It won't matter if their old bodies are long gone--God will create their new bodies out of nothing.

When a Christian dies, his spirit goes to heaven and his body stays here on earth. He doesn't need his body because God is a Spirit (John 4:24), and the believer's spirit can communicate with God. When you talk on the phone, your body isn't really involved; it's your spirit that does the communicating. The spirit is your real self, and it simply resides in a physical body. Nevertheless the Lord promises this in 1 Corinthians 15:52: "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." The new bodies that rise from the grave will be joined with their spirits at the Rapture, and those of us who are alive at the Rapture will be changed as we ascend. Those who became believers before the Tribulation--whether dead or alive--will be taken up in the Rapture. They will be given glorified bodies, and take part in the marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:9)

One question that isn't dealt with in the Rapture is, when will those saints who die during Tribulation be resurrected? They will be resurrected at the end of Tribulation. Daniel 12:1-2 confirms that there will be a great resurrection after the Tribulation: "At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who standeth for the children of thy people [Israel], and there shall be a time of trouble ... and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life."

What it will be like

This thousand-year Kingdom is the subject of the twentieth chapter of Revelation. It is called by many names in Scripture. Just in the New Testament alone there are verses that call it “the regeneration” (Matthew 19:28); “the times of refreshing” (Acts 3:19); “the times of restitution” (Acts 3:21); and “the dispensation of the fullness of times” (Ephesians 1:10). And there are many more Scriptures on the subject of the Kingdom Age. In fact, there are more Scriptures on this subject, than [on] almost all other subjects that the Bible deals with.

Eden will be restored. It will be like the Garden of Eden again; paradise will be regained. This renovated earth then will become the place where Jesus rules. He will sit on the throne of David in the city of Jerusalem, that great city, from which He will rule the world. And, as we were saying to you this morning, He will be truly the God of that age; and the whole world in all of its economics, and all of its labor, and all of its social life, and all of its morality, and all of its understanding and learning and opinions and thoughts and ideas and concepts, will reflect the mind of Christ. It will be the opposite of a world like ours today, which has as the god of this age, Satan, and everything in it reflecting him. It is this very utopia, this Golden Age, that men have longed for. From the remotest point of antiquity, men have dreamed of a Golden Age; they have longed for a utopia. They have written about it. They have desired an age of righteousness, and an age of peace, and an age when oppression would cease and injustice would be gone, and war would end.

This will be a time of both political and spiritual rule. Politically, it will be unveiled (Daniel 2:35) authoritative (Isaiah 11:4) and characterized by righteousness and justice, with assurances for the poor (Isaiah 11:3-5) and admonition and judgment for the violators of Christ’s rule (Psalm 2:10-12).

The literal earthly reign of Christ will also have spiritual characteristics. First and foremost, it will be a reign of righteousness in which Christ will be the King, reigning in absolute righteousness (Isaiah 32:1). It will also be a time when the fullness of Christ and the holiness of God will be manifested (Isaiah 11:2-5) and (Zechariah 14:20-21). Everything from work to worship will be holy. Sin will be punished (Psalm 72:1-4, Zechariah 14:16-21) in an open, just way.

Dr. J. Dwight Pentecost has complied the following list of what the thousand-year reign of Christ will be like:


The cessation of war through the unification of the nations under the reign of Christ, together with the resultant economic prosperity (since nations will not devote vast proportions of their expenditure on munitions) is a major theme of the prophets. National and individual peace is the fruit of the Messiah’s reign. (Isaiah 2:4, 9:4-7, 11:6-9, 32:17-18, 33:5-6, 54:13, 55:12, 60:18, 65:25, 66:12, Ezekiel 28:26, 34:25, 28, Hosea 2:18, Micah 4:2-3, Zechariah 8:18-19, 10:6-7)


The fullness of joy will be a distinctive mark of the age. (Isaiah 9:3-4, 12:3-6, 14:7-8, 25:8-9, 25:30:29, 42:1, 42:10-12, 52:9, 60:15, 61:7-10, 65:18-19, 66:10-14, Jeremiah 30:18-19, 31:13-14, Zephaniah 3:14-17, Zechariah 8:18-19, 10:6-7)


The theocratic kingdom will be a holy kingdom, in which holiness is manifest through the King and the King’s subjects. The land will be holy, the city holy, the temple holy, and the subjects holy unto the Lord. (Isaiah 1:26-27, 4:3, 29:18-23, 31:6-7, 35:8-9, 5:21, 60:21, 61:10, Jeremiah 31:23, Ezekiel 36:24-31, 37:23-24, 43:7-12, 45:1, Joel 3:21, Zephaniah 3:11-13, Zechariah 8:3, 13:1-2, 14:20-21)


The kingdom will be a glorious kingdom, in which the glory of God will find full manifestation. (Isaiah 4:2, 35:2, 40:5, 60:1-9)


The King will personally minister to every need, so that there will be fullness of comfort in that day. (Isaiah 12:1-2, 29:22-23, 30:26, 40:1-2, 49:13, 51:3, 61:3-7, 66:13-14, Jeremiah 31:23-25, Zephaniah 3:18-20, Zechariah 9:11-12, Revelation 21:4)


There will be administration of perfect justice to every individual. (Isaiah 9:7, 11:5, 32:16, 42:1-4, 65:21-23, Jeremiah 23:5, 31:23, 31:29-30)

Full knowledge

The ministry of the King will bring the subjects of his kingdom into full knowledge. Doubtless there will be an unparalleled teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 11:1-2, 11:9, 41:19-20, 54:13, Habakkuk 2:14)

The removal of the curse

The original curse places upon creation (Genesis 3:17-19) will be removed, so that there will be abundant productivity on earth. Animal creation will be changed so as to lose its venom and ferocity. (Isaiah 11:6-9, 35:9, 65:25)

Sickness removed

The ministry of the King as a healer will be seen throughout the age, so sickness and even death, except as a penal measure in dealing with overt sin, will be removed. (Isaiah 33:24, Jeremiah 30:17, Ezekiel 34:16)

Healing of the deformed

Accompanying this ministry will be the healing of all deformity at the inception of the millennium. (Isaiah 29:17-19, 35:3-6, 61:1-2, Jeremiah 31:8, Micah 4:6- 7, Zephaniah 3:19)


There will be a supernatural work of preservation of life in the millennial age through the King. (Isaiah 41:8-14, 62:8-9, Jeremiah 32:27, 23:6, Ezekiel 34:27, Joel 3:16-17, Amos 9:15, Zechariah 8:14-15, 9:8, 14:10-11)

Freedom from oppression

There will be no social, political, or religious oppression in that day. (Isaiah 14:3-6, 42:6-7, 49:8-9, Zechariah 9:11-12)

No immaturity

The suggestion seems to be that there will not be the tragedies of feeble-mindedness nor of dwarfed bodies in that day (Isaiah 65:20). Longevity will be restored.

Reproduction by living people

The living saints who go into the millennium in their natural bodies will beget children throughout the age. The earth’s population will soar. These born in the age will not be born without a sin nature, so salvation will be required. (Jeremiah 30:20, 31:29, Ezekiel 47:22, Zechariah 10:8)


The period will not be characterized by idleness, but there will be a perfect economic system, in which the needs of men are abundantly provided for by the labor in that system, under the guidance of the King. There will be a fully developed industrialized society, providing for the needs of the King’s subjects. (Isaiah 62:8-9, 65:21-23, Jeremiah 31:5, Ezekiel 48:18-19) Agriculture as well as manufacturing will provide employment.

Economic prosperity

The perfect labor situation will produce economic abundance, so there will be no want. (Isaiah 4:1, 35:1-2, 35:7, 30:23-25, 62:8-9, 65:21-23, Jeremiah 31:5-12, Ezekiel 34:26, 36:29-30, Joel 2:21-27, Amos 9:13-14, Micah 4:1-4, Zechariah 8:11-12, 9:16-17)

“Some who study the riches of the earth estimate the combined value of the gold, silver, grain, oil, timber, fish, fruit, minerals, etc. at one decillion dollars! This figure of course, was beyond my comprehension, but slowly I repeated. ‘million, billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, novillion, decillion’! Taking pen to paper, I divided the for billion of earth’s population into this figure, and saw that everyone would be a billionaire, if he shared such wealth! The psalmist said: ‘The earth is full of thy riches!’ (Psalms 104:24) (Money Master of the World, Logos Press, 1976, p.137)

Increase of light

There will be an increase in solar an lunar light in the age. This increased light probably is a major cause in the increased productivity of the earth.(Isaiah 4:5, 30:26, 60:19-20, Zechariah 2:5)

Unified language

The language barrios will be removed so that there can be free social interchange. (Zephaniah 3:9)

Unified worship

All the world will unite in the worship of God and God’s Messiah. (Isaiah 45:23, 52:1, 52:7-10, 66:17-23, Zephaniah 3:9, Zechariah 2:2, Zechariah 2:10-13, Revelation 21:3)

The manifest presence of God

God’s presence will be fully recognized and fellowship with God will be experienced to an unprecedented degree. (Ezekiel 37:27-28, Zechariah 2:2, Zechariah 2:10-13, Revelation 21:3)

The fullness of the spirit

Divine presence and enablement will be the experience of all who are in subjection to the authority of the King. (Isaiah 32:13-15, 41:1, 44:3, 59:19, 21, 61:1, Ezekiel 11:19, 20, 36:26-27, 27, 37:14, 39:29, Joel 2:28-29)

No unsaved person will enter the millennium. (Isaiah 35, Jeremiah 31:33-34, Ezekiel 20:37-38, Zechariah 13:9, Matthew 18:3, 25:30, Matthew 18:4-6, John 3:3) However millions of babies will be born and raised during the millennium. They will be born of saved but mortal parents who lived through Tribulation and entered the millennium in that mortal state (Thus the possible reason for the Tree of Life in Revelation 22:2). As they mature, some of these babies will refuse to submit their hearts to Christ, though their outward acts will subjected to existing authority. Thus Christ will rule with a rod of iron (Revelation 2:27, 12:5, 19:15, Zechariah 14:17-19)

Dr. H.L. Willmington

“As beautiful as the Millennium is, it will not be Heaven. Sin will still be possible during the thousand years (Isaiah 11:4, 65:20). Certain families and certain nations will refuse to go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord. (Zechariah 14:17-19) Such deeds will be all the more inexcusable because the tempter will be absent and because the revelations of the Lord will be greater. Those who have been thus smitten will serve as examples to all those who would be tempted to imitate them. (Isaiah 66:24) (The Return of Christ, Moody Press, 1955, pp.428, 429)

David Rules as King

The Lord Jesus will of course be King supreme, but there are passages which suggest that he will graciously choose to rule through a vice-regent, and that vice-regent will be David. Note the following scripture:

Jeremiah 30:9

Instead, they will serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.

Jeremiah wrote these words some 400 years after the death of David, so he could not have been referring to his earthly reign here.

Ezekiel 34:23

I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd. (See also Ezekiel 37:24)

Hosea 3:5

Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.

David will once again sit upon the throne of Israel. He will thus be aided in his rule by:

The Church (1 Corinthians 6:3)
The apostles (Matthew 19:28)
Nobles (Jeremiah 30:21)
Princess (Isaiah 32:1, Ezekiel 45:8-9)
Judges (Zechariah 3:7, Isaiah 1:26)
The Geography

For the first time Israel will possess all the land promised to Abraham in Genesis (Genesis 15:18-21). A river will flow east to west from the Mount of Olives into both the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Zechariah 14:4, 14:8, 14:10

On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem. And the Mount of Olives will split apart, making a wide valley running from east to west. Half the mountain will move toward the north and half toward the south.

On that day life-giving waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half toward the Dead Sea and half toward the Mediterranean, flowing continuously in both summer and winter.

All the land from Geba, north of Judah, to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become one vast plain. But Jerusalem will be raised up in its original place and will be inhabited all the way from the Benjamin Gate over to the site of the old gate, then to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses.

(See also Joel 3:18, Ezekiel 47:8-9, Ezekiel 47:10)

Jerusalem will become the worship center of the world.

Micha 4:1

In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house will be the highest of all the most important place on earth. It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship.

The city will be named “Jehovah-Shammah” meaning “The Lord is there” (Ezekiel 48:35), and “Jehovah Isidkenu” meaning “the Lord our righteousness”. (Jeremiah 23:6, 33:16) These will be the final names for God’s beloved city.
Animal Sacrifice

The Bible tells us that there will animal sacrifices in the millennial temple Isaiah 56:6-7, 60:7, Jeremiah 33:10, Zechariah 14:16-21. This will not be done for atonement of sin, but rather done in remembrance of what Jesus did for us. Much in the same way that we today partake in Communion, animal sacrifice will be performed in the temple during the Millennial Reign.

The passage that is the most extensive, giving the greatest detail, is Ezekiel 43:18-46. It should be noted that this is part of a greater passage dealing with the millennial kingdom, a passage that begins with Ezekiel 40. In Ezekiel 40, the Lord begins to give details of the temple that will exist during the millennial kingdom, a temple that dwarfs all other temples previously built, even Herod’s temple that was quite large in size, which existed during the earthly ministry of Christ.

After the Lord finished giving details concerning the size and appearance of the temple and the altar, the Lord then begins to give detailed instruction as to the animal sacrifices that will be offered (Ezekiel 43:18-27). In chapter 44, the Lord gives instructions as to who will be offering sacrifices to Him. The Lord states that all of the Levites will not be offering blood and fat to Him due to previous sin; it will be those from the lineage of Zadok (verse 15). Chapters 45 and 46 continue to mention that animal sacrifices will be made.

The primary objection made to the idea of animal sacrifices returning during the millennial kingdom is that Christ has come and offered a perfect sacrifice for sin, and there is therefore no need to sacrifice animals for sin. However, it must be remembered that animal sacrifice never removed the sin that spiritually separated a person from the Lord.

Hebrews 10:1-4 says, “For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never by the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins? But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins" (NASB).

It is incorrect to think that animal sacrifices took away sins in the Old Testament, and it is incorrect to think they will do so in the millennial kingdom. Animal sacrifices served as object lessons for the sinner, that sin was and is a horrible offense against God, and that the result of sin is death. Romans 3:20 says, “because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.”

Most scholars agree that the purpose of animal sacrifice during the millennial kingdom is memorial in nature. As the Lord’s Supper is a reminder of the death of Christ to the Church today, animal sacrifices will be a reminder during the millennial kingdom. To those born during the millennial kingdom, animal sacrifices will again be an object lesson. During that future time, righteousness and holiness will prevail, but those with earthly bodies will still have a sin nature, and there will be a need to teach about how offensive sin is to a holy and righteous God. Animal sacrifices will serve that purpose, "But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year" (Hebrews 10:3).
Satan Loosed

As Christ’s 1000 year reign comes to an end, Satan will be loosed.

Revelation 20:7-9

7 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

Dr. J Vernon McGee writes:

“When the late Dr. Chafer (founder of Dallas Theological Seminary) was once asked why God loosed satan after he once had him bound, he replied, ‘If you tell me why God lets him loose in the first place, I tell you why God lets him loose a second time’. Apparently satan is released at the end of the Millennium to reveal that the ideal conditions of the kingdom, under the personal reign of Christ, do not change the human heart. This reveals the enormity of the enmity of man against God. Scripture is accurate when it describes the heart as ‘desperately wicked’ and incurably so. Man is totally depraved. The loosing of Satan at the end of the 1000 years proves it” (Reveling Through Revelation, pp 74-75)

This insane and immoral insurrection is doomed to utter and complete failure. The Apostle John records this final battle:

Revelation 20:9-10

9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Because the rebellion is labeled “Gog and Magog” some confuse it with the battle of Gog and Magog spoken of in Ezekiel 38 and 39. This of course is not the case and is not possible for the conflicts described are not parallel as to time, place, or participants. Only the name is the same. (see our article on Gog & Magog for more information on the battle spoke of in Ezekiel 38 & 39)

After this final rebellion, Satan will be cast into Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10) and will then come to the Great White Thrown Judgment with all other unsaved heathens and then the new heavens and earth.


All of God's redemptive purpose since the fall of man culminate in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ—as it has been called—paradise regained. This glorious paradise regained, this Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, this one-thousand year millennial reign of the Savior over the earth, is the fulfillment and the climax of all redemptive promise and the realization of the hope of all the saints of all the ages. Because, at that particular time, God will bring salvation and righteousness and peace to the very center of the universe.

It is at that time that Jesus Christ will reign fully as King of Kings and Lord of Lords over all creation. This thousand-year Kingdom is the end of human history, the end of the present universe as we know it. And after the thousand-year Kingdom is completed, everything as we know it now in the created order will be completely destroyed (because it has all been tainted by sin).

Even though Christ is reigning, He is reigning over a renewed and regenerated and restored earth and universe, but not a recreated one. And so, it still bears the marks of sin. And after the thousand years is over, the Lord will destroy completely the universe and create a new heaven and a new earth in eternal perfection, unstained by sin. And that will become the everlasting kingdom.

Holy Bible
Dr. H. L. Wilmington: The King is Coming (Revised And Expanded)
Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson: The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy
John MacArthur: Grace to You
Grant Jeffrey: Bible Prophecy Revealed
David Jeremiah: Turning Point
Hal Lindsey: The Hal Lindsey Report
J. Dwight Pentecost: Theologian

America Under Judgment

Monday, May 23, 2011 (Click on Link)

America Under Judgment

Oh, how I wish I didn't have to say, "I told you so." I feared that there would be disastrous consequences to the United States after Obama called for Israel to divide up her God-given land to the savage Palestinians. And, now it has come to pass in all its devastation to the people of Joplin, Missouri, in the form of a tornado, and not just any tornado. We all recognize that spring is the season of tornadoes, particularly in the Midwest and Southeast. But, this one was horrific, leaving at least 116 people dead in its path. In fact, it was the worst tornado in sixty years and just three days after Obama called on Israel to self-destruct.

At some point, all these devastating "natural" disasters that we are experiencing are becoming more than just "coincidences". Something is clearly going on here between the massive flooding east of the Missisippi River and the terrible drought west of it, both which are destroying our food supply. Add to that the catastrophic tornadoes. All we're missing now is an earthquake, and, of course, a hurricane; BTW, the hurricane season starts in nine days. May God have mercy on us!

It's time for Americans to wake up! We are not experiencing the effects of global warning as the American Pravda would like us to believe. That's absolute nonsense, but the only solution that a godless, corrupt media can come up with because, Heaven forbid, that they would acknowledge that there is a God for Whom they are accountable.

There is one reason, and one alone, for the disasters we are being forced to endure; America is under God's judgment. God has given us His Word and if our politicians would open its pages, they would see for themselves that a nation which blesses God's chosen people, the Jews, will receive His blessings, and a nation which curses the Jews will indeed be cursed. I don't know how He could have made it any clearer.

Joel 3:2 is a warning to all nations which have evil intentions regarding the nation of Israel and its borders. "There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. (Joel 3:2)

Hey, Mr. President, God says that you should stop with the plans to divide Israel, or else....

God also warns us that whatever a nation does to Israel will come back like a boomerang to affect it.

"The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head." (Obadiah 15)

What a coincidence! As Obama calls for Israel to be cut in half, the town of Joppa, Missouri, has now been split it two. How weird is that!

And, it's rather odd that America is experiencing a housing crisis at the same time that our president is pressuring Israel to stop building homes on its land. My, this is getting clearer all the time, as one puts the puzzle pieces together.

I don't expect most Americans to get what is going on here, though it's time the Church wakes up. It doesn't take all that much spiritual discernment to figure out what is taking place, just a familiarity with God's Word.

The lesson behind all this gloom and doom is that we need to repent for our sins and the sins of this nation. Secondly, we desperately need to defeat Obama and elect a president who will follow God's foreign policy to bless Israel. Then, we can say with Herman Cain, "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty this nation is free again."

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"When you come to the land that I am giving you..." (Leviticus 25:2)

Nisan 22, 5771/April 26, 2011

This week on TEMPLE TALK:

(Leviticus 25:2)

Osama bin Laden is dead. Obama is the victor. The same question is on everybody's lips: How will Barack Obama spend his newly gained political capital? What will he do with his increased popularity at home and America's increased respect abroad? Many here in Israel anticipate the same thing: With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's upcoming visit to Washington and the Palestinian "threat" to unilaterally declare independence later this summer, President Barack Obama will be using his increased political clout to try to squeeze concessions out of Israel: Namely, to force Israel to turn over land to the two-headed terrorist Palestinian entity of Fatah and Hamas.

With or without Bin Laden, the name of the game remains the same: dissect and dismember the land of Israel. Our fearless enemies claim outright that the dividing of the land of Israel is merely step one in the ultimate aim to once and for all rid the land of Israel from the people of Israel, and our feckless "friends" claim that only this cruel violation of the land of Israel can save the people of Israel from their planned annihilation at the hands of their enemies.

So-called friends or unabashed enemies alike, the common underlying theme which animates all their "righteous" intentions is this: Their total disregard for the will of the G-d of Israel; their total contempt for the land of Israel.

This week's Torah reading of Behar, (Leviticus 25:1-26:2), in its entirely, deals with the land of Israel. As Israel prepares to enter into the land that G-d has promised them, they first must be taught the value of the land of Israel, their proper relationship with the land of Israel, and the land's relationship with G-d. It is really quite straightforward, but altogether unique in the world. The land belongs to G-d, Who has bequeathed it as an inheritance for Israel, in which they will dwell and in which they will build a house for God - the Holy Temple. Israel will plow the fields and reap the crops, drink from the rivers and springs, quarry the land's stones and build villages and cities. Israel will possess the land on G-d's behalf, but the land will remain always G-d's land.

And to insure that the people of Israel never fall into the false trap of thinking that the land of Israel belongs to them, G-d requires of Israel to make a covenant with the land, a covenant to which G-d will be the witness. This is the covenant of the Sabbatical year, the Shmitta year, and the Jubilee, (Yovel):

"When you come to the land that I am giving you, the land shall rest a Sabbath to HaShem. You may sow your field for six years, and for six years you may prune your vineyard, and gather in its produce, But in the seventh year, the land shall have a complete rest a Sabbath to HaShem; you shall not sow your field, nor shall you prune your vineyard." (Leviticus 25:2-4)

"And you shall sanctify the fiftieth year, and proclaim freedom throughout the land for all who live on it. It shall be a Jubilee for you, and you shall return, each man to his property, and you shall return, each man to his family." (ibid 25:10)

These verses speak for themselves: For the G-d fearing nation of Israel, the utterly foreign idea of dividing up the land of Israel and willfully handing over her beloved rocky hills and lush valleys to a sworn enemy is completely unthinkable. We would no sooner bisect the flesh of an infant whose maternity is in dispute. Israel's covenant with G-d and her covenant with the land which G-d has given Israel precede and preclude any plans or intentions proposed by man.

Our Torah reading makes clear the intrinsic connection between the Sabbatical and Jubilee year observances, and the upholding of social justice in the land of Israel. Indentured servants will be set free, debts will be forgiven and homesteads and fields will be returned to their original owners. Our Torah reading also makes clear the unassailable link between the keeping of our obligations to the land of Israel and our security in the land: "You shall perform My statutes, keep My ordinances and perform them then you will live on the land securely." (ibid 25:18) And our Torah reading makes vivid the connection between our respecting the sanctity of the land of Israel and the blessing of prosperity: "And the land will then yield its fruit and you will eat to satiety, and live upon it securely. And if you should say, 'What will we eat in the seventh year? We will not sow, and we will not gather in our produce!' Know then, that I will command My blessing for you in the sixth year, and it will yield produce for three years." (ibid 25:19-21)

Reams of paper have been produced filled with words written in vain; forests full of trees have been felled to produce these worthless international accords, all for the purpose, sincere or otherwise, of securing Israel's security, justice and prosperity. Rivers of blood have flowed. All for naught.

Later this summer, when Mr. Netanyahu meets Mr. Obama, he will be well advised to pocket his prepared speech to Congress, and abandon his proposed concessions to be made in the privacy of the Oval Office, and quote but these few words, "The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land belongs to Me, for you are strangers and temporary residents with Me. Therefore, throughout the land of your possession, you shall give redemption for the land." (ibid 25:23-24)

Israel Expects Obama to Take Back ‘1967 Lines’ Demand

by Gil Ronen

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quick on the draw Thursday in voicing clear displeasure with President Barack Obama’s mideast policy speech.

“Israel appreciates President Obama’s commitment to peace,” the response began, curtly. “Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state.”

“That is why Prime Minister Netanyahu expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of U.S. commitments made to Israel in 2004, which were overwhelmingly supported by both Houses of Congress.”

“Among other things,” Netanyahu reminded Obama, “those commitments relate to Israel not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines which are both indefensible and which would leave major Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria beyond those lines.”

“Those commitments also ensure Israel’s well-being as a Jewish state by making clear that Palestinian refugees will settle in a future Palestinian state rather than in Israel.”

“Without a solution to the Palestinian refugee problem outside the borders of Israel, no territorial concession will bring peace.”

“Equally, the Palestinians, and not just the United States, must recognize Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people, and any peace agreement with them must end all claims against Israel.”

“Prime Minister Netanyahu will make clear that the defense of Israel requires an Israeli military presence along the Jordan River.”

“Prime Minister Netanyahu will also express his disappointment over the Palestinian Authority’s decision to embrace Hamas, a terror organization committed to Israel’s destruction, as well as over Mahmoud Abbas’s recently expressed views which grossly distort history and make clear that Abbas seeks a Palestinian state in order to continue the conflict with Israel rather than end it.”

The Life of Enoch Part Two

 What Did Enoch Do On Earth?

We are able to find more about Enoch in Jude 1:14. Here we are aware that he is a prophet: “Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: ‘See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These men are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.”

During the Second Advent of Jesus Christ, Enoch prophesied in the context above that: a) the Lord is coming with His bride the church and the Lord will be judging the unsaved according to their “ungodly acts”; b) The unsaved will be judged by the “harsh things” they have said against Him (Jesus Christ). It is important to note that the church will be coming back with God, but the bride will not partake in any form of judgment of unbelievers with God or apart from Him.

Let us investigate a little further into what the author of the Book of Jude is telling his readers. During the following judgment process of unbelievers, there are two main phrases in the Biblical context, which I have placed in Italics. They are both highly important to know since these are the two main words which God will place on humankind when He puts them under judgment. The two phrases are “ungodly acts” and “harsh things.” These words should be sobering to the unbeliever whose acts and speech are harsh to the Messiah.

The Greek word for ungodly acts is ἔργον ἀσέβεια, this terminology means:, employment, that which any one is occupied

a.that which one undertakes to do, enterprise, undertaking

2.any product whatever, any thing accomplished by hand, art, industry, or mind act, deed, thing done: the idea of working is emphasised in opp. to that which is less than work.

And the translated words:

KJV (176) - deed, 22; doing, 1; labour, 1; work, 152;

NAS (169) - action, 1; behavior, 1; deed, 13; deeds, 52; doing, 1; effectual, 1; labor, 1; result, 1; task, 1; what...done, 1; work, 34; works, 62. These definitions are from the Christian website, Heartlight’s Search God’s Word.

Secondly, the other judgment for the unbeliever will constitute the harsh things they had said to Jesus Christ. In Greek harsh things is σκληρός oèvὅς.

These definitions mean:

1. hard, harsh, rough, stiff

a. of men: metaph. harsh, stern, hard

b. of things: violent, rough, offensive, intolerable

The translated words are:

KJV (11) - fierce 1 -, 6; hard, 5;

NAS (5) - difficult, 1; hard, 2; harsh things, 1; strong, 1

We can clearly see this judgment is going to be strict on the very words the unbeliever speaks against the Creator of the universe. I believe that these two particular phrases, ungodly acts and harsh things, will be judged in that particular order. The book of Matthew 12:36-37, points out to its readers this important fact. (“I tell you that on the Day of Judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned”).

Model Altar of Unhewn Stones Completed at Temple Institute

by Gil Ronen (Click on Link)

The Temple Institute in Jerusalem announced Friday the completion of a model of the biblical altar which G-d, through Moses, commanded the nation of Israel to build at the Mount of Eval (Ebal) overlooking Shechem:

“And there you shall build an altar unto Hashem your God, an altar of stones: you shall lift up no iron tool upon them. You shall build the altar of Hashem your G-d of unhewn stones.” (Dvarim / Deuteronomy 27:5,6).

The model altar / Temple Institute

For many years, the Institute has been examining ways of building a model of the altar from whole stones that had not been touched by iron tools. In the end, the Institute commissioned artist Assaf Kidron of Givot Olam Farm at Itamar, Samaria, to design and create a model which conforms with the specifications described by authoritative Jewish sage Rambam (Maimonides) – one cubit wide, one cubit deep, and three cubits high.

It has been placed in the Institute's visitor center.

The rocks were collected from the Dead Sea as documented in the accomanying video. The additional material for filling the cracks between the stones was collected with a gold-plated shovel, to prevent any contact with the iron.

"The act of building this model is a statement by the nation of Israel toward the Heavens, that we really want a Temple and are doing everything possible to be ready for it,” artist Kidron said after completing the work. “As an artist from a priestly family, the construction of the altar connected with the aspiration to connect matter with spirit, earth to heaven, and man to his G-d,” he explained.

The Institute's management said that “the visitors are very moved by the model and the eyes do not remain dry.”