Monday, February 27, 2017

Introduction (LG00)

       The Last Generation

No one knows the day of Rapture
Mat 24:34-36 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
    Our Lord was adamant that no one will know the day or hour of Rapture, though He gave a detailed account of Endtime events. However, He told us to read and understand the book of Daniel for a better understanding of Endtime prophecies and events.
Mat 24:15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand),

Revelation in the last days
Dan 12:4, 9-10 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."... Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, "My lord, what shall be the end of these things?" And he said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end."
    These two thousand years, God has sealed up the Endtime mysteries but will only reveal it in the last days or last generation. No wonder that after our Lord Jesus' resurrection, He told His disciples not to worry about the endtime events for the mysteries were sealed until we are living in the last days.
Acts 1:7-8 And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

However, all Christians must continue to live godly lives and keep His words and commission just like the Apostles of old, until we are sure that we are living in the last days, when He will reveal the understanding of Endtime prophecies.

Our Lord Jesus Christ also assured us that the last generation will be able to witness
1. Mat 24:4-5 - False Christ, etc.
2. Mat 24:6-9 - World War 3,
3. Mat 24:10-14 - Period of Tribulation (Persecutions and Martyrdoms of Christians, Gospel preached to all, rebuilding of temple of God, etc.,
4. Mat 24:15-28 - Great Tribulation,
5. Mat 24:29-31 - Great Heavenly Blackout and Rapture.

This Last Generation (LG) series will reveal the spiritual conditions of Endtime Christians, Judgments of God, Preparation of the bride of the Lamb, etc.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Are We In the Last Days? (LG01)

                 'Last Generation'

Mat 24:32-35 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near- at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."
   In order to understand this parable, our Lord told us that we must first understand the parables of the fig tree.
Jer 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

What are parables?
Mat 13:10-11 And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?" He answered and said to them, "Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given."
   The secrets of God and the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven are hidden in the parables. Our Lord revealed them to His disciples then, and He will also reveal them to us if we diligently seek for them.
Mat 13:34-35 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: "I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world."

What are the mysteries hidden in the parables of the fig tree?
Mat 21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you ever again." Immediately the fig tree withered away.
(Read also Mat 21:20,21; Mark 11:12-14, 20-22 where our Lord told His disciples to have 'Faith in God')
This fig tree was without any fruit but with leaves only
John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."
    In order to bear much fruit, we must abide in Him i.e. walking by faith (in Jesus and His words) and not by sight.
Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

John 15:2 "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit."
   God will cut Christians off (remove or kill them) if they do not bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit or repentance
Mat 3:8 "Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance.'
    He will deal with Christians as individuals, just as He had dealt with Israel as a nation in the OT. Whenever Israel (His people) walked in disobedience, idolatry and abominations, which are acts of Unbelief in God, He allowed the enemies to conquer them. In the end, God allowed the Babylonians to ransack Jerusalem and left Israel desolate.

   When Israel (fig tree) walked in Unbelief (leaves only and without any fruit), God allowed the enemies to conquer them (cut off).

From these scriptures, we understand that:-
Fig tree represents Israel
Bearing much fruit - Faith in God
Leaves without fruit - Unbelief

The Last Generation (LG02)

    Understanding End Time Signs

Mat 24:32-34 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

Fig tree - the nation of Israel
Its branch tender - Israel still a young nation (rebirth in 1948)

From the parables of the fig tree, we see that our Lord Jesus cursed the fig tree when it only had leaves and without any fruit. Only those who abides in Him can bear fruit. Thus,

put forth leaves - shows signs of Unbelief
summer is harvest time - the end time harvest of souls or Rapture.

So when we see Israel, while still a young nation, shows signs of Unbelief in Yahweh or OT, then we know that the last generation has begun.
    In 1948, the British gave Israel the wilderness and deserts to form the new nation. Since then the Arabs tried to drive the Israelites into the sea but God gave Israel victories after victories and against great odds. In 1967, God finally gave all the land (including West Bank and Jerusalem) to Israel in the six-day war.  
    But on 13th Sept 1993, President Clinton pressured President Rabin of Israel to sign the Peace Treaty in the White House. The conditions of the Peace Treaty required Israel
- to immediately cede Jericho and Gaza strip to the Palestinians.
- to cede the West Bank in stages
- to negotiate Jerusalem at a later date.

Jericho was the first (Alpha) place in the Promised land where God handed it to Israel by bringing down the high and strong walls after the trumpets and their shouts. For Israel to give Jericho away is unthinkable. This is outright denying the existence of Yahweh and the OT as God's word. This is great Unbelief, an abomination.
   The Gaza Strip was the land of the Philistines (giants) and it was the last (Omega) place conquered. God help the lad David to kill the giant Goliath with a sling and a smooth pebble. To give Gaza Strip away is unbelief - outright denying this miracle, Yahweh, the OT and the existence of Kings David. Strangely enough they still wear the star of David. This is hypocrisy in the highest level.
The above two miracles were well known and the greatest since the days of Moses and yet Israel does not believe them.
   God gave the Promised land to Israel as their eternal inheritance and *to give away any part of the West Bank is outright unbelief, disobedience, and an abomination to the Lord*. Jerusalem is the Holy City of the Lord God Almighty and therefore it is not negotiable.

Luke 21:29-30 Then He spoke to them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near."
   All members of UN including US,  UK, Europe etc. (filled with unbelief - all trees budding) commended and approved this abominable Peace Treaty.
    I believe this PLO-Israel Peace Treaty in 1993 fulfilled the great Unbelief of Israel as prophesied in Mat 24:32-34, and started *the Last Generation*.

Mat 1-17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.
   So one generation from King David to Christ averages 35.7 years (1,000 years/28 generations)

If a generation is 30 years, then Rapture will likely be before 2023AD the end of the last generation, (but if 40 years then it will be 2033AD)

Mysteries in the Parables (LG03)

              'Last Generation'

Mat 13:10-11,13 And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?" He answered and said to them, "Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given... Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand."
   It was God's will that all Jesus' disciples must understand truth or the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven hidden in the parables. Until then, our Lord had to explain each parable to them.
Mark 4:33-34 And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.

Mat 21:45 Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them.  (Mat 21:33-46)  
   Our Lord Jesus ensured that all hearers understand their sins they were committing, though they may not understand the hidden mysteries. Similarly, whenever we read the bible, and if His words, teachings or parables convict us, thank God that He is leading us into His truth once we repent.
Mat 21:37-39, 45-46 Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.' So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him... Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them. But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.

John 6:66-67 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?"
   Thousands followed Jesus for they saw His many miracles (thousands fed, blind could see, dead resurrected, walking on water, etc.). But when His teachings were difficult to accept, many of His disciples left Him.

John 16:25-27 "These things I have spoken to you in figurative language (teachings, parables, words, etc.); but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God."
   Finally, after about 3 years, our Lord found that His disciples loved Him for they had obeyed His words resulting to them understanding the mysteries hidden in His words, teachings and parables.

John 16:29 His disciples said to Him, "See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech!"
    It was music to His ears to hear His disciples saying these words. His subsequence sufferings and crucifixion were pure joy for He had accomplished His most difficult task of transforming His disciples.

    Brethren, what great joy it will bring to God, when we too can know the truth by understanding the hidden mysteries of the kingdom of heaven within His words, teachings and parables.

Understanding The Parables (LG04)

‘Last Generation’
The Sermon on the Mount was the beginning of our Lord's ministry in preparing His disciples. Since the Holy Spirit is the Author of the bible, we must let scriptures explain scriptures and you will be amazed how His words, parables, teachings, etc. reveal His truth.

Parable of Laying Treasures
Mat 6:19-23 "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for  yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light. But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!"
    So when we set our hearts to please Him, we will keep His words, will and commandments.
1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

Therefore, if your eye be single – staying focus to pleasing Him alone; then we will be able to understand His will and the riches of His eternal kingdom, and we will be full of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, and the joy when doing all types of righteous and merciful works.
Mat 19:21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come, follow Me.”  (Read also Mark 10:21, Luke 12:33; 18:22)

But if your eye is evil – love of this world and the things therein, selfish, covetous; then we will be in complete darkness - without any understanding of His words and will.
1 Tim 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
'If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!' When the Holy Spirit (light becomes darkness) leaves a Christian, he has lost his salvation, and will display bad fruits -anger, murmurs, divisive, lies, deceptions, merciless, sinful behaviours, etc. His wicked schemes to deceive and cheat other Christians (great darkness) will be worse than those of the heathens. These will be the ‘wolves in sheepskin’ in churches.
2 Pet 2:20-21 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

Parable of the Beautiful Pearl
Matthew 13:45-46 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
    This merchant found the beautiful pearl which is entrance to the Kingdom of God and immediately he sold all he had and gave it to the poor so that he will be able to enter the Kingdom of God.
Rev 21:21-22 The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

Luke 18:22-25 So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

Opening Of The First Seal (LG05)

‘Last Generation’

‘Last Generation’
Rev 6:1-2 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

Rider is on a white horse
This rider is empowered (on horse) to perform righteous (white) work.
    Rev 19:14-15 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword...
    Our Lord Jesus and His heavenly armies were clothed in white linen.
Warning – no mention of this rider wearing white garment.

Rider shoots darts with the bow
Eph 6:16-17 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
     Christians are to take up the shield of faith to quench the fiery darts (distorted doctrines and heresies) of the wicked one, whose agents are false teachers, false prophets and Antichrists.
    Christians too must use the word of God as the sword of the Spirit to overcome the deceptions and wicked schemes of Satan.
     Warning – this rider is definitely an agent of Satan (shooting darts to destroy our faith).

A crown was given to him
He is elected by the people to be the head of state (king, president, etc.).

He went forth conquering
He is so convincing and powerful that all fear and submit to him.

On 13 Sept 1993, US President Clinton with unanimous approval from all UN members pressured Israeli President Rabin to sign the PLO-Israel Peace Treaty by trading the Promised Land for peace with the following conditions:
1. to immediately cede Jericho
– walls of Jericho came tumbling down without Israel lifting a finger.
2. to immediately cede Gaza strip
– David killed the giant Goliath from Gaza with a smooth round stone from the brook.
3. to cede West Bank in stages
– God gave the Promised Land to Israel as their eternal inheritance.
4. to negotiate for Jerusalem  to be shared with others at a later date.
– Jerusalem is the Holy City of the Lord God Almighty

Giving away Jericho, Gaza strip and West Bank is outright unbelief in Yahweh and the OT.
This is possibly the greatest abomination committed by Israel.

and to conquer
Even up to today, Jews and Christians have forgotten that the promised land – Israel, is the eternal inheritance of the Israelites. The present day descendants of Israel still abide by this treaty.
    Repent brethren for approving this abominable Peace Treaty, which reveals our faithlessness in God and in His word.
    I believe that the First Seal was opened in 1993 when President Clinton brokered the signing of the abominable PLO-Israel Peace Treaty, which started the Last Generation that will see the coming of the Lord in the cloud for His saints at rapture.

Brethren, if President Clinton can so easily deceive Christians in praising, supporting, commending and glorifying the PLO-Israel Peace Treaty, which is an abomination to the Lord, then in the last days, how easy it will be for the Antichrist to deceive Christians including the so-called elects, if they are still without prior knowledge nor understanding of the Endtime Prophecies and Signs.

Opening The Second Seal (LG06)

‘Last Generation’
Rev 6:3-4 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.

Fiery red horse – much bloodshed
Take peace from earth – unrests, rebellions, riots, wars, skirmishes.
People killing one another – civil wars caused by racial, religious, tribal and political unrests.
A great sword – thousands will be killed in a very short period.

In the late 80’s, there were more than 100 civil wars, skirmishes and unrests worldwide. In 1991, after US, EU and coalition conquered Iraq, many Muslims demonstrated to show their dissatisfaction and some went to the extent of terrorism killing many innocent souls. In early 1990’s, some unrests and uprisings developed into serious civil wars, and those with tens of thousands massacred were found in Rwanda, Chechnya, Ethiopia, Bosnia, Burundi, Somalia, etc. The UN (esp. US) was tasked with the difficult mandate to bring peace to all these warring nations.
    In 1993, US President Clinton succeeded in bringing the Jews and Palestinians to sign the abominable PLO-Israel Peace Treaty, fulfilling the prophecy of the opening the First Seal. On 6 April 1994, after the plane of the President of Burundi was shot down, all hell broke loose. The great sword with one stroke killed almost one million souls within a short period of three months.

Wikipedia: The Rwandan Genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority. During the approximate 100-day period from April 7 to mid – July 1994, an estimated 500,000 – 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed, constituting as much as 70% of the Tutsi and 20% of Rwanda’s total population.

I sincerely believe that the opening of the Second Seal was fulfilled by the Rwanda Genocide in 1994.

From these three endtime prophecies, you can see clearly that it was not really that difficult for God to describe future events. The way God puts them really amazes me. Brethren, spend as much time as possible reading the Bible. Ensure that scriptures interpret scriptures and you will understand the riches of His knowledge in the Bible.
    Then you will be able to understand the endtime signs and prophecies. When the Spirit of truth enlightens your understanding and leads you into the truth, brethren you will be filled with His joy. This revelation will keep you anchored in His truth and love. Read Rev 6:5-6 concerning the Third Seal and see if you have any understanding. It was fulfilled in 1997/8.

Mat 3:11-12 “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Brethren, we need our Lord Jesus to baptize us not only with the Holy Spirit so that we can know the truth, but also with fire so that the Holy fire of God can burn away all the sins, lusts, pride, bad habits, lies, deceptions, all abominable practices and wicked schemes so that He will be able to lead us to holiness just as ‘He is Holy’.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Opening The Third Seal (LG07)

‘Last Generation’
Rev 6:5-6 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”

Black horse – complete darkness, this will be during the time of great confusion worldwide.
A pair of balance – suggests fairness or unfairness, partiality, injustice, imbalance.
A denarius for a quart of wheat
A denarius for three quarts of barley
A denarius was a day’s pay then

A day’s pay to one is so low that it is insufficient to feed the family but but on the contrary, it could be excessive (great imbalance in income). This will also be the time when money has lost its value and is trading at a portion its original value. A day’s pay which was plentiful but overnight it is worth only a quart of wheat (great depreciation of money). At the same time, we will begin to see the great disparity of income between the rich and the poor nations.

Hurt not the oil (Israel)
and wine (Christians are the new wine).
    During this financial crisis, almost all countries will be affected but Israel (oil) and Christian nations (wine) will certainly be spared.

In mid 1990, there was great confusion when IT experts predicted the fear of the Y2K bug, that if computers were non-Y2K compliant, this may send out wrong signals to possibly set off nuclear arsenals hence destroying this world. Billions of dollars were spent by government agencies and big companies trying to prevent the Y2K bug from destroying their plants, operations, factories, etc.
    This caused great confusions, fears, hopelessness, worries among the people. At the same time, many Christians were expecting the Lord to come back by the end of the millennium and this gave the non-believers greater insecurities and fears resulting in many accepting His saving grace.
    In 1997, the stock market collapsed but within a few days; Israel, Christian nations and a few other nations recovered. South America, Africa and Asia were badly hit. This was later called the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997. Malaysia too was badly hit with the ringgit dropping to new lows daily forcing the Prime Minister to anchor it to the US dollar.

All these affected nations suffered great financial setbacks, but the West prospered causing the rich to be richer. Since then the imbalance of income has become wider and wider with the poor still earning US$2–3/day but the rich have grown from multi-millionaires in 1997 to billionaires in 2007 and are now multi-billionaires. This gap of imbalance of individual income is getting greater and greater and nothing can arrest it.

How great is His wisdom especially the way God described this Third Seal – during the darkest period on earth with threats of world destructions by Y2K bugs, then came the Asian Financial Crisis causing currency depreciation to many but blessings to Israel and Christian nations.

I believe the Third Seal was opened in 1997 during the Asian Financial Crisis hitting especially the third world countries but blessing the Christian nations to help others so that they will glorify the Father, but unfortunately this was not so. Since Y2K, Christians have become very covetous and worldly resulting in the gap between the income of the rich and the poor to widen greatly.

Why Still No Temple Yet? (LG08)

‘Last Generation’
Mal 4:5-6 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
    Before the great and dreadful day of the Lord for the Jews, Elijah must come first to bring them back to repentance and righteous living.

Luke 1:17 “He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
    John the Baptist was Elijah, confirmed by our Lord Jesus.
    Mat 17:12 “But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise , the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.”

Mat 27:24-25 When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it.” And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.”
    All the Jews especially the priesthood knew that Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of prophecies for they had heard and seen with their own eyes from the birth of John the Baptist, birth of Jesus till His crucifixion, yet they refused to accept God’s will. They even condemned themselves and their descendants to the greatest sin of killing the Son of God who came to be their Saviour. No sacrifice can cleanse this sin except the blood of Jesus.
Mark 15:37-38 And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
    Immediately after the death of Jesus, God departed from the temple by tearing open the veil. The killing of Jesus was the great and dreadful day of the Lord for the Jews as prophesied by Malachi. Without Yahweh as their God, the Jews were no longer His people.

Lev 26:14, 31-34 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments,...I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas. I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolated and your cities wasted.
    Because of their disobedience, in 70 AD God allowed General Titus to conquer Jerusalem and completely destroyed the Second Temple to prevent any further sacrifices which God abhorred. Without Yahweh as their God and without a temple to offer sacrifices for sins and feasts; Judaism is over.
    In 131 AD, God allowed Hadrian to forbid the Jews from entering Jerusalem; His Holy city.
    In July 19, 362 AD, Emperor Julius (the Apostate) ordered the Jews to rebuild the temple of God. It was recorded that the day after they started clearing the debris of the former temple, there was a great earthquake. Many continued the rebuilding but God stopped them by killing Emperor Julius the following year and replacing him with a Christian emperor.

Brethren, our Lord had completed His salvation work on the cross. As such, do not be another Emperor Julius by bringing back Judaism (sacrifices, feasts, Jewish cultures).

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Diaspora (LG09)

‘Last Generation’
Ezek 15:6-8 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Like the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so I will give up the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will set My face against them. They will go out from one fire, but another fire shall devour them. Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I set My face against them. Thus, I will make the land desolate, because they have persisted in unfaithfulness,’ says the Lord GOD.”
    The crucifixion of Jesus was the great and dreadful day of the Lord for the Jews, when they were no longer the people of God. At the death of Jesus, God tore the veil of the temple into two; ending the era of Judaism so that the physical body of every born again Christian becomes the temple of God. Because of this sin, God will destroy Jerusalem and Israel making them desolate. All Jews must flee to other nations to escape His wrath.
    Though Yahweh abandoned them for the greatest abomination and sin ever committed, He did not immediately banish them nor destroy the temple of God, in order to allow Jesus’ disciples to preach and convert the devout Jews who return to Jerusalem to observe the feasts. They came from the far corners of the earth.
    Act 2:5-6 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.

Driving the Jews out of Israel
God used the heathens to fulfill His plan of Diaspora (dispersing the Jews to all corners of the earth to be a blessing to those nations) until God gathers them back to Israel and Jerusalem.
    In 70 AD, Titus destroyed the temple of God to end animal sacrifices (Judaism) and also Jerusalem to disperse the Jews. According to Josephus, a million Jews were killed with 97K enslaved. Many fled to countries in the Mediterranean.
    In 134 AD, Hadrian killed over 580K Jews (many more died of starvation) at the Bar Kokhba revolt. Hadrian changed Judea to Syria Palestine and banned Jews from circumcision to wipe out Judaism. Jews were barred from entering Jerusalem.
    When Constantine became a Christian, He loved the Lord by getting Jerome to compile the holy scriptures together and translate them into Latin. The Vulgate is still being used by the Catholic church and it is the basis for all Bible translations. He persecuted the Jews and barred them from entering Jerusalem.
    During the Crusades, many Jews in Jerusalem were killed by Christian soldiers thus fulfilling His word and by 1500 AD there were only about 5K Jews left in Israel.

A Blessing to all Nations
Gen 22:18 “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
    All the Jews who fled to other nations were happy and successful and were blessings to all those nations. They became highly respectable citizens because of their special gifts of talent, wisdom and knowledge just like Daniel, Joseph and many others.
    Jer 42:11-12 Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid; do not be afraid of him,’ says the Lord, ‘for I am with you, to save you and deliver you from his hand. And I will show you mercy, that he may have mercy on you and cause you to return to your own land.’

Even though the Jews cursed themselves by shedding  the innocent blood of Jesus, He is faithful to His word that though they are no longer His people but when they obey His words, they will still be blessings to the nations.

Pogroms Or Anti-Semitism (LG10)

Amos 9:14-15 "I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them," Says the Lord your God."
   So after the Diasporas, if the Jews are blessings to those nations, then they will have peace and prosperity. But if they were once again wicked, selfish, covetous (causing great misery with high interest rates in Europe) and oppose the Gospel (Crusades in Europe), then they will be displaced, killed and also suffer great losses until God called them back to form Israel.
    On 13 July 1878 at the Treaty of Berlin, the only British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli with Hebrew linage, secured the control of the middle East and Palestine on behalf of the dying Ottoman dynasty. Immediately, he allowed Jews to buy land in Palestine. This started the call of 'Aliyah' back to rebuild Zion, the nation of Israel. Palestine then was mainly desert and wasteland, desolated by God to give the land its sabbath with only 300K people.

Exo 23:29 "I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you."
   Two million Hebrews entered the Promised Land under Joshua, yet God did not give it to them in one year because the population was too low.
    So, had more than two million Jews aliyah out of the tens of millions, then Israel would  have been formed by 1900 for in the 1917 Balfour Declaration, the Jews was given Syria Palestina to form their new nation Israel. God again handed the promised land to the Jews on the platter but less than 20K aliyah by 1882 (what a shame!). So God could not allow that unbelieving generation of Jews to form the new nation of Israel.

Ezek 33:31 "So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain."
   The Lord told us that the Jews want to seek His will, but they will not keep it for they are really faithless and stiff necked and are real hypocrites. The Jews were enjoying their lives in their new foster nations and refused to aliyah back to form Israel.

Unbelief of the Jews
    Immediately, after the Jews were allowed to buy land in 1878, God allowed pogroms in Czarist Russia in 1881-84  and again in 1903-06 with many Jews raped, murdered and land confiscated resulting to 2 million Jews from 1880 to 1914 migrated to UK and US, but only a few (less than 40K) aliyah to Palestine. Where is the love for their homeland? Hypocrites!
    Similarly, God used many pogroms in the 1920s and 30s in Europe to force the Jews to aliyah to escape death but these Jews migrated to third countries.

Palestine   Jews    Non Jews
1517 AD         5K         295K
1882 AD       24K         276K
1918 AD       60K         600K
1931 AD     174K         861K 
1936 AD     384K         983K
1946 AD     543K      1,267K

God allowed all these pogroms killing millions of Jews otherwise the new nation of Israel could not be formed in 1948.
    Similarly, Christians are so comfortable in this world that they refuse to prepare themselves to aliyah to their eternal home (heaven). It will be too late when World War 3 (pogrom) comes, destroying everything and killing 1/4 of all mankind.

Hurt Not - Rocks Split (LG11)

‘Last Generation’
Mat 27:50-51 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split.
    During any earthquake, rocks and stones do not split open. This is a unique occurrence caused by God.

John 8:37-38,44 “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father.....You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
    So, after the Jews had killed our Lord Jesus, they are no longer the children of God but children of the devil just like the heathens.

Luke 3:7-8 Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore, bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.”
    Having killed Jesus, the Jews are not worthy descendants of Abraham to have any inheritance in the promised land. So, they were scattered to the four corners of the earth.
Gal 3:29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Luke 19:40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
    The crucifixion of our Lord Jesus was the greatest love of God for His creation. His followers were sorrowful. All mankind remained silent, so God split the rocks to praise Him. We thank God that all those who praise the love of God dying on the cross will become children of God.
    After the veil in the temple was torn, God departed from the temple. When the devout Jews from other land came to Jerusalem to keep the feast of Pentecost, they were converted to Christianity by the power of His Holy Spirit and His amazing wisdom. On that day alone 3000 Jews believed Jesus and were baptized. Paul too was converted during this time. The persecution by the Jewish priesthood scattered Christians to evangelize the whole world.
    After the fall of Jerusalem and destruction of the temple by the Romans in 70 AD, all the Jews who had rejected Jesus were either killed or taken as slaves. Many escaped to neighbouring countries.
    God uprooted the Jews from Jerusalem and Israel, scattering them to all corners of the earth. Many of them found the Lord Jesus in ‘Diaspora’ and they  assimilated themselves into these new countries as their citizens. The late British PM Benjamin Disraeli, was an Anglican.
    Before the destruction of the temple of God, Paul and the other Apostles frequently returned to Jerusalem for the various feasts so that they could evangelize those devout Jews from foreign land, who would accept Jesus Christ as their Messiah in Acts 2. Brethren, our salvation is in Jesus Christ alone, the Son of the living God.

Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”

Hurt Not - Anti-Semitism (LG12)

‘Last Generation’
Rom 11:26-27 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”
    When salvation finally goes back to the Jews after the fullness of the Gentiles or rapture, only Jacob’s descendants who dwell in the land of Israel will be saved. That is the reason why God wants every Jew to ‘Aliyah’ – return to the nation of Israel (Zionism).
    As soon as our Lord Jesus was killed by the Jews, God left the temple of God in Jerusalem by tearing apart the veil. Only the priesthood knew of this sacrilege but their pride and wickedness made them continue to deceive the Jews. In Acts, all devout Jews from afar came to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices for the feast of Passover. God miraculously saved them and 3,000 Jews repented and were baptized into the body of Christ. These preached the gospel in their synagogues to the Jews back home. Later on, Peter, Paul and other disciples preached in these synagogues converting many Jews to Christianity.
    Disciples of Jesus continued to work in the temple areas to bring more devout Jews into His saving grace. In 70 AD, the temple in Jerusalem was burnt to the ground, thus reconfirming the abolishment of the priesthood, feasts, sacrifices and Judaism.

Eze 5:11-12 ‘Therefore, as I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; My eye will not spare, nor will I have any pity. One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.’
    Diaspora is God’s plan for those unbelieving, rebellious, stiffed necked Jews to be scattered to synagogues in foreign land. There in despair, they finally heard and understand the gospel and many of them were saved.

Gal 3:26-28 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    A Jew is a disciple of Moses or Judaism, but a Christian is a disciple of Jesus. Therefore, Messianic Jews do not exist. Peter, John and Paul are all believers or Christians and not Messianic Jews.

In 1878, when God called them to rebirth the nation of Israel, these  rebellious Jews rejected His call and only a handful went back; less than 20K out of 10 million Jews in 1900 AD. God caused pogroms in Europe starting from the 1880s in Russia. After millions were massacred by the Nazis in WW2, only then more Jews began to go back. By 1948 there were still only 0.5 million Jews against 1.2 million Arabs in Palestine.

Brethren, the Jews are blind and unsaved. They must repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, otherwise they will be persecuted and killed with anti-Semitism becoming worst and worst. Even if they go back to Israel now, they will soon be conquered and killed for the abominable PLO-Israel Peace Treaty signed in 1993. Only a remnant in Israel will be saved in WW3.

Blindness Of Israel (LG13)

‘Last Generation’
Rom 11:20, 23 Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear... And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
    Because of unbelief, they crucified the Messiah, our Lord Jesus. The Jews were cut off as the people of God, for the religious leaders then were blinded with money and they were actually serving mammon and not God.
    Luke 16:14-15 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

Rom 11:25-26 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;”
    So, Israel will be blinded until rapture when the period of grace for the Gentiles is over. They will not be able to appreciate the faithfulness of Yahweh nor His words and promises.
1. At Jesus’ death, a great earthquake tore the temple veil signifying the departure of Yahweh from the temple – ending Judaism, feasts, sacrifices.
2. Devout Jews coming to Jerusalem for the feasts were saved and brought the gospel back.
3. The destruction of Jerusalem and temple forced the Israelites to ‘Diaspora’ for salvations in their new foreign homes.
4. British PM, a Christian of Jewish origin, Benjamin Disraeli, allowed all Jews to immigrate to Palestine (under British rule) the sign of God calling them to ‘Aliyah’ back.
5. God’s faithful deliverance in 1948 from its surrounding powerful enemies to form new nation.

The Kingdom of David
In 1967, Yahweh delivered Israel by fighting against the huge military powers of the surrounding Arab nations. After this six-day war, God handed the promised land to the Israelites so that they could rebuild the kingdom of Israel to its former glory like King David. But Israel feared the West and UN, and submitted to their demands. They rebelled against God by stopping Jerusalem, the Holy city of God from being its capital. With so many miracles, the Jews were just as faithless as those in the days of Moses.
    Deu 1:29-33 “Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. ‘The LORD your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until
you came to this place.’ Yet, for all that, you did not believe the LORD your God, who went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in the fire by night and in the cloud by day.”

Brethren, since Israel rebelled against God, God made them wonder in the wilderness all these years. In 1993, they signed the PLO-Israel Peace Treaty and gave Gaza strip and part of West Bank away, approved sodomy, allowed gay parades, etc. Today, Israeli PM, cabinet members, religious leaders and Israelites are blind and hypocrites (not Jews) for they do not believe Moses nor Yahweh, otherwise they are already Christians.
John 5:46 “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.”

Blindness by Rejecting Daniel (LG14)

‘Last Generation’
Dan 9:25 "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.
    From the command of King Cyrus to rebuild the temple of God to the completion of wall of Jerusalem is 7x7 = 49 years. From the command to the death of the Messiah is 69x7 = 463 years. The Messiah's death is not for Himself but for all mankind as the sacrificial Lamb.

Miraculous birth of John
Zacharias prophesied the imminent birth of the Messiah.
Luke 1:76 "And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways."
    The Priesthood should be eagerly expecting the birth of the Messiah then.

The Son of God was born in great humility
 John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus Christ, the sacrificial Lamb of God
Luke 2:7-12 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
1. In the animal shed as the Lamb of God2. In swaddling cloths as the sacrificial Lamb – all newly born lambs meant for sacrifice are wrapped with swaddling cloths to prevent them from blemishes.
3. Laid in the manger as food and water for His sheep – the manger is used for holding feed and possibly water for feeding sheep and also other livestock.
    John 6:48 "I am the bread of life."
    Our Lord Jesus is the bread of life and the living water and for our spiritual food we only need to believe, read, understand and keep His words.
4. Shepherds testified the Birth of the Lamb of God
 Luke 2:11-12 "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.
    The shepherds were joyfully testifying the birth of the Messiah (Christ) as the Lamb of God just as it would be the birth of their lambs.

Simeon and Prophetess Anna also testified Jesus as the Christ

John the Baptist testified that Jesus was the Lamb of God as prophesied in Isaiah 53.
John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Ministry of Jesus
His three and a half years ministry filled with exceptional signs and wonders, love, compassions, humility, convinced many Jews to accept Him as the Messiah, but they were persecuted by the blind Priesthood.
John 1:45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him (Messiah) of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote — Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

Why Priesthood rejected Messiah?
Without Daniel's prophecies, Jews expected the Messiah to come as a Deliverer, annihilating the Romans, and then established His Millennium Rule in Jerusalem. Simply put, they could not accept Him as a Lamb of God nailed to the cross.

Luke 16:31 "But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.' " Without Daniel, the Jewish leaders were deceived. They missed the chance of salvation by rejecting Jesus Christ as their Messiah.

Can Jesus Delay His Return? (LG15)

‘Last Generation’
Mat 25:1-4 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall  be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
Mat 24:48 “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘ My master is delaying his coming,’”
    In the last Millennium, Christians were expecting our Lord to come back by the end of the Millennium. As more signs were being fulfilled, the unlearned in endtime prophecies and events, being in darkness became more fearful of endtime events due to ignorance. They will not welcome endtime prophecies unless they surrender their lives to His will and plans. Following signs pointed to the possibility of our Lord coming back then:-

1993 PLO-Israel Peace Treaty – first Seal opened
1993 Latur great earthquake
1994 Los Angeles earthquake
1994 Rwanda Genocide April – second Seal opened. More than 25 deadly civil wars then, with El Nino causing famines, fire,  loods, starvation, etc.
1997 Asian Financial Crisis – third Seal opened Fear of WW3 by Y2K bug  setting off nuclear arsenals.

As the above unfold one by one, all those who are learned in endtime events rejoiced as the signs were fulfilled one at a time and in the right order. By mid-1998, we realized that rapture was unlikely for the following signs were still not fulfilled:

1. Fourth Seal or World War 3 with a quarter of mankind killed.

Rev 6:7-8 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

2. Temple of God must be rebuilt

2 Thess 2:3-4 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (rapture) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

3. Fifth Seal or great martyrdom

Mat 24:21,29-30 “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be...Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
    The few wise and learned were comforted that even if Y2K bug be at its worst, all it could do was to start WW3 or fourth Seal. It would not blow up the earth and wipe out all mankind for many prophecies have not been fulfilled yet.
    Unfortunately, the majority of Christians, who are unlearned, foolish and blind, kept expecting and fearing that rapture would be at the end of the Millennium (Y2K). So when our Lord Jesus did not turn up as they expected, they then thought that his coming was delayed.

    Mat 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.”
    Since no one knows when Jesus is coming, then we cannot accuse Him of delaying His coming.

Y2K - Friends Of God (LG16)

‘Last Generation’
Mat 24:45-47 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master  made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.”
    The faithful and wise servant loves his Master and spends a lot of time reading the bible in order to understand Him. To know His likes, dislikes, habits, plans, character, desires, attributes, ways and will so that he can please Him in all his works, ways and belief.

Acts 17:11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
    Just like the Bereans, if only Christians today sincerely seek His face and truth by spending time reading the Bible instead of books or watching ungodly TV, then heresies and deceptions will not be so rampant in churches.

John 15:14 “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”
    God promised us that if we obey His commands then we will become His friends and He will teach and guide him into all truth and also the endtime mysteries. So, when the year 2000 had passed, His friends were not affected for they were only looking forward to the next sign the fourth Seal or World War 3.

2 Pet 1:2-12,16 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth... For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
    God promised us that we may be partakers of His divine nature if we observe carefully all His teachings. The entrance to His everlasting kingdom will be wide opened to His faithful and wise servants, who are obedient to His words and will. Memorize the whole chapter of 1 Pet 1 to help guide you into godliness.

Brethren, let’s be His faithful and wise servants by equipping ourselves so that we can give them food in due season with His truth from the pure word of God.

Y2K - The Enemies Of God (LG17)

‘Last Generation’
Mat 13:24-28 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of  heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’
    In the early 1960s, the West especially the US, was experiencing a period of prosperity after the wars in Vietnam and Korea. The US, the champion of the  Christian faith, alone financed more than 80% of mission work worldwide but the emergence of human rights movement and the removal of Bible and cane from public schools began to erode the Christians’ faith. Taking this opportunity, the devil silently crept into churches, deceiving Christians into believing in distorted truths, lies and heresies (sowing tares).

At the same time, the Charismatic movement was having their revival and the split with the conservative churches was irreparable.

2 Cor 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
    The accusations and hatred between them presented the opportunities for the devil and his agents to masquerade as His apostles while exploiting their pride. The devil taught them to blaspheme the Lord with these heresies:

To Non-charismatics
1. Tongues are demonic
2. Miracles are over
3. Once saved always saved
To Charismatics
1. Born again can be demonized or demon possessed
2. Prosperity gospel
3. Secret rapture (Jesus’ Coming is imminent or anytime)

We thank God that in the 1990s, the fear of rapture by the end of the millennium made many Christians come back to the Bible. Bible study groups were rampant so that just before Y2K, there was much love, concern, helps compassion and respect for one another’s work and ministries. For the first time, some churches offered financial support to our mission work. Though Malaysia suffered greatly during the Asian Financial Crisis in mid-1997,  Christians gave sacrificially thus meeting the needs in mission fields and charitable homes. Christians can truly say that Jesus had transformed me to love my neighbour instead of myself. This was possibility the most fruitful period for Christianity since the days of the Acts of the Apostles.

2 Pet 3:3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water.
    During this time, there were also some scoffers; worldly, covetous and depraved pastors and leaders, mocking those who believe in rapture, to prevent them from understanding endtime prophecies and events.

Brethren, let’s continue the good fight against persecutions, lies, deceptions, heresies, distorted doctrines, and keep our faith in our Lord Jesus and His words and truth in the Bible.

Y2K - Those Evil Servants (LG18)

‘Last Generation’
Mat 24:48-51 “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
    When the expected rapture by those unlearned pastors and leaders was a non-event, the evil servants revealed their true covetous, carnal and worldly  identities. From the beginning, they did not have faith in God but stayed godly because of rapture. So instead of leaving their services, they used their positions as Senior pastors and heads of ministries to enrich themselves with abnormally high and undisclosed incomes (salaries, allowances and gifts) that put the pay of the US President to shame. They behave as CEOs of big conglomerates, travelling, dining and living like billionaires, but their poor assistants (fellow pastors) normally powerless, have to live by faith. They will destroy any godly and faithful fellow pastor, who opposes their wicked, carnal and unrighteous ways with false testimonies, lies and deceptions.

Jude 1:17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
     Immediately after Y2K, the unity among Christians and churches were once again divided, with big and rich churches working independently for selfish gains. These Senior pastors and church leaders, who are sensual and without the Spirit, began to build their own personal empires. They operate as though the church is owned by their families. They are self- centered and only care for their own ministries. They hoard up tithes and offerings which are God’s money in properties, shares, bank deposits, etc. instead of feeding or supporting fellow pastors in mission fields and charitable homes. They treat pastors in mission fields and needy ministries as beggars and avoid them like lepers.

Mat 13:37-40 He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore, as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.
    Y2K revealed the wheat (godly Christians) from the tares, who are actually doing the works of the devil by destroying the unity of His kingdom. It is so easy to recognize them for they are the rich televangelists and rich churches hoarding God’s money. They are rich and powerful and ready to destroy or curse anyone who opposes their selfishness and wickedness.
    Can you see the similarity of these evil servants (depraved pastors, church leaders) and those covetous and wicked priesthood in Malachi Chapter 2, who distorted the truth in the Bible for financial and personal benefits?
    Mal 2:1,7-8 “And now, O priests, this commandment is for you... For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, and people should seek the law from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. But you have departed from the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” says the Lord of hosts.

Y2K - The Ten Virgins (LG19)

‘Last Generation’
Mat 25:1-5 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.”
    A virgin (the godly) is one who prepares herself to be the bride of the Lamb by obeying and serving Him faithfully according to His commands, words, teachings and will.
    2 Cor 11:2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

2 Tim 4:8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
    These 10 virgins love the Lord with all their hearts. They love His appearing because they want to be with Him as soon as possible. So all these virgins desire, hope and believe that Jesus will be back in Y2K.

But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.”
    After Y2K, no one dared to preach endtime prophecies anymore. They slumbered and slept for they were ignorant of endtimes, except for the few who knew that the fourth Seal (WW3) must come before rapture.

Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
    Oil is used for anointing and it represents the Holy Spirit. The five foolish virgins loved the Lord and will try to obey His words. They are prepared to give up all and serve the Lord faithfully with the gifts of the Holy Spirit in churches, missions and charitable homes. These are godly servants of God but serving in their own comfort zones.

Gal 5:16-17 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
    The wise virgins will keep His words and do His will no matter where, why and what it is. So, they are led by the Spirit of God into the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire. When we walk in the Spirit (extra oil) we will do the things that we do not naturally desire, like, nor want (flesh).

John 13:14-15 “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”
    The wise virgins wash one another’s feet by bearing each other’s problems and serving:
1. In charitable homes – washing excretion of children and aged; caring, feeding and loving the sickly, retarded, destitute and aged.
2. In mission field – filthy hard bamboo floor as bed, dirty tapioca and leaves as food, travelling in slippery and dangerous muddy tracks, stranded often with broken down vehicles, chased by angry elephants, blood sucked by leeches, encountered snakes and wild animals, suffered hunger, cold, scorching heat, etc.

Brethren, we should live like Paul, sacrificing like our Lord Jesus who suffered and died for us on the cross, in journeys often, in perils of waters, perils in the wilderness, perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. (2Cor 11:26-27).