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In chapter 5 of the timeline of the tribulation you state:
“The point here is just as in the time of Moses we need to ensure we have Jesus Christ our Passover Lamb sealed into our heart, mind and soul no later than the tenth day of the first month.”
My question: Is the 10th day before the Passover when satan has been cast to the earth the day the sealing of the saints will be completed – and then the 4 winds are loosed.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Smitty thank you for the question.
No. I can see your thought behind the question though. I will consider changing the word “sealed” as used there. Typically, I refer to the “Sealing” of Revelation 7 with a capital “S” in the more recent studies. In that portion of the study my mind goes to those who are not of the Twelve Tribes (Ethnos). I have no doubts they are sealed before Satan arrives on earth, but we do not have much information on them since the Bible is about Adam’s family and those they came in contact with over the years.
I believe the Four Winds are released when the horn of the Goat is broken as we documented in Chapter 3 from the book of Daniel. When the Four Winds are released the Sealing of the Saints is completed and that will also be the moment in time when the Trumpets begin to sound as we see the rise of the Ten Clay Kings. I highly recommend you read Chapter 3 titled, “The Release of the Four Winds“.
Take your time with the studies Smitty and always pray before you begin. Come back to us if you have additional questions on the study and thank you for reading.
Question: Hi, I have two questions. If that’s okay? Is it true that women can’t be fulfilled or spiritually effective without a husband? And Is the cross a graven image?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Karen, if I were a little brighter I would think you slipped a third question in on us. 🙂 You know we appreciate you writing in your questions, thank you so much!
It is certainly true God created man and woman to be together, they are to replenish the earth as we are told in Genesis 1:28. I believe we are fulfilled when we are in a successful relationship whether we are male or female, spiritual or otherwise.
Christ told us this is the natural course in life when He echoed the words of Genesis 2:24.
5 “And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”
This is the natural course for mankind, to find a husband or wife and become one flesh which becomes absolute through our children. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for people to find a mate that will stand by them. Some people have been through much hurt and find it better to be without a mate. Life teaches us many lessons, but our Father intended for men and woman to be together.
I want to include a few verses from 1 Corinthians 7.
1 Corinthians 7:2
2 “Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.”
This keeps us from fornication which is “harlotry“. The point here is the scriptures indicate it is healthy for both male and female to have a spouse.
1 Corinthians 7:3
3 “Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.”
“Benevolence” is Strong’s word G2133 and it means, “kindness, euphemistically conjugal duty”. I think we all know what that means. Notice, it goes both ways here. It is always important to remember the two become one flesh when they are married which is absolute through children.
1 Corinthians 7:4
4 “The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.”
Again the whole concept of “one flesh” really shines through here which I think is fantastic and shows how important both the male and female are in a relationship. Karen some additional verses along these lines can be found in Ephesians 5:20-33.
As for your second question, the cross is not a graven image. We are not to possess any graven images which is actually the second of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:4-6). The cross is simply a symbol that reminds us of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us. Do we worship the cross? No we do not. We have it again, to remember and honor Christ.
Turn your Bible with me to,
58 “For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.”
“Graven images” is Strong’s word H6456 which means an “idol”. “They” is referring to Israel as the previous verses will document. Israel provoked our Father to anger over their worship of idols or graven images if you prefer. This “greatly abhorred” our Father (Psalms 78:59).
Instead of listening to our Father, the Israelites followed after heathen (idol worshipers), somethings never change. Turn your Bible with me to,
15 “The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.”
“Idols,” that is “graven images” which means to “fabricate” to create a god is what we are talking about.
16 “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;”
17 “They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.”
“Idols” are nothing more than silver and gold, wood or stone. They do not speak, hear or breathe, they are inanimate objects.
18 “They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.”
What does this mean? It means those that create and worship idols are just like idols themselves. The worshiper does not have eyes to see or ears to hear nor is there any “breathe” in them. If we do not have breathe, we do not not have life. There is a lot said right there. Either you respect and honor our Father or you have no life, it really is that simple. We can find another account of this in Habakkuk 2:18-19.
This documents for us an “idol” which is a “graven image” is something we worship and place above God. It can be your digital device, a hobby or anything else that takes away time from your Father. One does not need to spend every waking hour studying our Father’s Word. Many of us are not wired that way, but we certainly need to give Him time in study and time in our thoughts. Reach out to Him and tell Him you love Him, I know He will appreciate it.
Question: Thank you for this site. I’m learning so much and I do have a few questions. I’m a little slow, learning disability. Many things I have learned from this site where I put things on the shelf for awhile. I do need to ask so I understand 3/10/17 question. About mixing. Can you please give me a no or yes answer to this question so I got it in my brain please. I’m Caucasian, are we to be in a relationship with another race, example, Mexicans, African Americans, ect? And do the two witnesses actually show up just before Antichrist sir at the same time? Thank you
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Faithful you are very welcome and thank you for the questions. Learning disability or not you are trying to learn about our Father and I know He is proud of you.
Anytime you have difficulty, letting it rest is a good thing to do. Sometimes we can ram our heads against the wall trying to figure something out. Sometimes we need to walk away and go do something completely different. Sometimes the answer will come shortly after or it could be years. Always keep Him in prayer and continue the diligent study and you will obtain your Father if you seek Him. He promised us that (Matthew 7:7-8).
Concerning Faithful’s first question, she is referring to Bible Q&A from 3-10-2017. I insist everyone reading this question reference the Bible Q&A from 3-10-2017 so they can have proper scriptural documentation and context.
I believe the question is valid for all races, not just one. Never did God say in His Word it was against His Law for a blue person and a purple person to become married (male and female couple of course). Turn your Bible with me to,
1 Kings 11:2
2 “Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.”
God was telling the Israelites not to take sons and daughters from the people in the area. Did He say because they were blue or purple? No. Why then? “For surely they will turn away your heart after their gods“. God was concerned the Israelites would take up after their false gods and become idol worshipers as we discussed in question 2 and they surely did. God loves all of His children Karen. Men can only manage to look skin deep while our Father always looks at and will judge the soul.
20 “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”
Did it say the “color” that sinned would die? No, it said the ‘soul that sins will die‘. Our Father judges the soul of the individual, not the color of the skin or a multi-racial relationship. Karen, “the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart,” (1 Samuel 16:7). In The First Earth Age God created us in our perfect spiritual bodies that never get sick, old or die (1 Corinthians 15:35-55). When Christ returns we are going back to those bodies and I believe we will look as we did in The First Earth Age.
Let me ask you a question. Understanding God’s Word and what we have documented here and in the Bible Q&A from 3-10-2017, which relationship do you believe our Father would bless?
- A marriage between a blue couple where one or neither of them love our Father.
- A marriage between a blue and purple couple that both love our Father greatly and live by His Law.
Everyone already knows the answer to that question.
If the blue and purple couple are both Christian and honor God and love each other, where is the sin?
God judges the deeds, the soul of the individual, not the individual based on their skin color. God will and does bless the marriages of multi-racial couples when the family stands with God just as with any other skin colored family. That is just common sense.
Faithful, our Father never said it was a sin, so yes it is okay. But do what you feel led to do and always talk to your Father about life decisions.
As for your second question, the Two Witnesses show up at the midst of the week while Satan is here for the entire week, the entire Tribulation. We have this documented for you in Chapter 6 and 7 of “The Timeline of the Tribulation“. We also have a couple previous Bible Q&As I would like you to read for documentation. I will leave those below.
Name: Rhonda K.
Question: Hi Brandon; first off, I want to thank you for this wonderful site. I appreciate the time and effort you put forth. May God bless you richly for this timely, and accurate info.
After listening to your recent video, I wanted to touch on the subject of “God appointed leaders”.
During this last election (of which I voted third party) many of my FB Christian friends did not vote, they felt that it (voting) was putting man’s rulership, before God’s. I also disagree, and struggle with the belief, that God puts every leader in office.
I believe that He only intervenes when it involves His specific will, and timeline. Not every election is all that important to our Father. He leaves us to our own devices. Most often, we get the immoral leaders that we deserve. We are not willing to do the work, and we do not insist upon godly, moral leaders.
Other than God’s Elect, most of us have free will in our fleshly lives. I have trouble believing that Father “fixes the ballot box” ; so that His leaders always win. Especially, when He wanted to be our (Israel) leader in the past; but we insisted on a man king.
Although our Creator is Ultimately in charge….I don’t believe that He is in charge of the daily corruption in this flesh world. Murder, rape, child molesting, human trafficking, poverty, wars, etc. If He is truly in charge of all of this; then we have no right to prosecute these criminals, sentence them to imprisonment, or practice the death penalty. After all, God is in charge.
I believe He wants us to seek after Him, and desire that His wisdom, and HIS Will be done on earth; as it is in heaven. But, as long as evil flourishes, because good men do nothing….then we get the leaders we deserve. God will not force Himself upon a nation that turns her back on Him.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Rhonda, thank you for the comment and kind words. We certainly thank our Father for this site. Without Him it would not be possible.
I am going to link to several other Bible Q&As, studies and comments that will provide scriptural documentation for some of the things I will explain here so please ensure you reference the links for documentation.
I think you make some good points here Rhonda. I feel your FB friends are wrong about not voting for the reasons they provided. I personally did not vote as none of the candidates stand for God. Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil and I will no longer do that. We went into great depths on the subject of the ballot box and the “candidates” we were presented with in our article, “The Destruction of Our Nation And The Ballot Box” which I highly recommend you read.
Turn your Bible with me to,
21 “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:”
Our Father removes and sets up the kings of the earth. Daniel 5:18 will document God even gave the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar his kingdom. Throughout scripture we see our Father raising up the enemy to chastise the Twelve Tribes of Israel for their failure to follow Him, do we honestly think anything has changed? After all, the Israelites are the ones who are supposed to be sharing His Word with the world.
Turn with me to,
1 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.“
This is our second witness to the fact that our Father sets up the kings and powers of the earth. We are specifically told “the powers that be are ordained of God“. The word “ordained” is Strong’s word G5021 and it means, “to arrange in an orderly manner“. Our Father always operates in an orderly manner to ensure that His Word comes to pass exactly as it is written. That is why He ultimately “arranges” the powers of the world.
I cannot stress enough, this verse does not mean our Father approves of the leaders. They are not “His leaders“. If anything they are Satan’s leaders and I will document that in a moment. The truth be told Rhonda, even Satan’s Locust army is controlled by God, our Father is the General of that army.
Turn your Bible with me to,
12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
The verses prior to this explain we must have on the Gospel amour in order to stand against the fiery darts of Satan. Notice, we wrestle against “powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places“. The rulers of this world are Satan, his children and those who follow their agenda. Our Father allows this if we are going to sit back idle, “if good men do nothing“. What exactly does that say about our elected officials then if they reign over this fleshly world that is led by Satan? Is it any wonder why our elected officials are always ripping off the people, stealing their taxes and removing their freedoms through the lies of endless wars and terrorism? That is not of God, but Satan himself.
Our Father is always in control Rhonda, He “arranges” the powers of the earth, He has the final call, but it is important to remember for each positive prophecy in the Word there are some negative prophecies and they must come to pass as well. How do the negative prophecies come to pass then? Through Satan and his children. Our Father essentials uses them to fulfill His Word to completeness. Our Father does not bring wickedness on this earth, He does not even bring a single burden on us (Jeremiah 23:33-40).
We make our own decisions in life and more often than not people allow Satan into their governments and families. We do this through “politically correctness,” “tolerance” and allowing filth into our “houses of God” among many other things. It is Satan who brings the “daily corruption” upon the earth and our Father “arranges” it through Satan for our failure to adhere to God’s Word. A perfect example of this is the final plague of Egypt when our Father allowed the “death angel” who is Satan to slaughter the first born. God was in control then and He always will be.
Look, if we are not going to stand up for righteousness, ‘God is not going to force it on us‘. We must stand for it, we must spiritually put up the good fight and unfortunately we have failed as a nation. This does not mean we must fail as individuals and as families . I encourage everyone to step up their Christian “game” in their own personal lives and with their families. Let us put a smile on our Father’s face, He has been let down enough.
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