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Welcome to our bi-weekly post Bible Question, Answer and Discussion where we provide Bible verses, answers and advice to the questions and concerns you have. During the course of the last two weeks readers have submitted their questions and today we are going to answer one of them. So please join us and feel free to chime in on the discussion in the comments section below this post.

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Question 1:

Name: Mark
Question: I have a multi faceted question
Daniel 11
Vs 3 who is this mighty king
Vs 5 who is the king of the South and the prince
Vs 6 who is the Kings daughter of the south
The reason I ask is the raiser of taxes come later in the chapter, do we know who this is?
Vs 21 then the vile one (satan) stands in his estate
I’m plowing for truth
Thanks Brandon for your website

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Mark and you are very welcome.

Historically verse 3 is talking about Alexander who would have been future to Daniel, but obviously past to us. As for verses 5-6 I believe Dr. Bullinger did a good job of explaining this which is past to us though some believe otherwise. If you do not have his Companion Bible I would recommend purchasing one.

I believe verses 20-21 are still future to us (Dr. Bullinger believes verse 20 is historical) and I would agree with you that the “vile one” is Satan himself who will reign on earth claiming to be Christ.

Please turn your Bible with me to,

Daniel 11:20
20 “Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.”

I believe the “raiser of taxes” will be a global leader or entity that will place a global tax on the people. We are actually starting to see some of this today through the U.N.. It is important to note a tax does not necessarily need to be called a “tax” to qualify. Today they call taxes all sorts of things like: fees, surcharges, interest rates, etc. But they are all taxes. Please note the U.N. is only a face for the globalists, there are many other people and organizations that make up globalism.

Daniel 10:21
21 “And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.”

In whose estate? In the estate of the “raiser of taxes” Satan will stand up. Satan is not going to stand up in place of one nations leader, this is a global situation.

There are a few events in scripture that occur just before the appearance of Satan and this is yet another. One thing is certain, Satan will not appear because all is well on earth. It is going to be absolute chaos and this will be the moment Satan appears on earth as he is cast from Heaven to heal the grievous wound to the political landscape on earth.

(At the top of our site mouse over “Resources” and click “Bible Resources”. Once that page loads click on “Companion Bible” which will take you to each book of the Bible in a PDF format which is essentially the Companion Bible. Then you can reference Dr. Bullinger’s work if you would like too, though we recommend purchasing the Companion Bible itself.)

 

 

Question 2:

Name: Neal
Question: What does Isaiah 54:11 really mean and Revelations 21 verse 10?

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Neal.

Please turn your Bible with me to,

Isaiah 54:11 
11 “O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.”

In this verse our Father is talking to His people and making a promise to them. This promise will be realized when our Father comes to dwell with man on earth which occurs after the Millennium. In Revelation 21:10 we see a new Jerusalem coming down from Heaven. What a day that will be and it is this new city that will fulfill this promise in Isaiah. Please turn your Bible with me to,

Revelation 21:19 
19 “And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;”

Here we can see a part of that foundation is sapphires just as documented in Isaiah.

 

Question 3:

Name: Bill
Question: Is cremation okay with God?

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Bill thank you for the question.

No where in God’s Word will we find anything stating cremation is a sin or that God frowns on it. Why? These flesh bodies are very temporary. Further, God never intended for us to dwell in the flesh and we only do so because of the fall of Satan in The First Earth Age. Satan’s fall brought about this age of flesh so we could make up our mind who we will follow, God or Satan.

The point is when our flesh bodies die, we are done with them. “God formed man of the dust of the ground” and when we die “then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it,” (Genesis 2:7, Ecclesiastes 3:20). Cremation or an ol casket, it does not matter either way in God’s eyes. I am sure our Father appreciates you being concerned with His feelings though Neal. Thank you.

 

 

Question 4:

Name: Martha
Question: Hi Brandon, I love the new video format for teaching. And I love reading all the comments from my fellow brothers and sisters who seek Truth. I sometimes feel so alone in my walk with Father and this site feels like family!

Can u give clarification on the locust army? I understand that the army is comprised of the children of satan. How do the 4 stages of the locust relate to the army? What about the swarmers, consumers, and devourers. Are these the same army?

Answer:

Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Martha and it is good to hear you enjoy the new format. I thank our Father for it and everything He has done for us. Without Him and His answered prayers this site certainly would not exist.

You are definitely not alone Martha. I think Revelation 10:9-10 has always been a great example for me personally as God has poured out His Word. The angel told John to eat up the little book and when he did “it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.” The Word of God reveals so much wisdom and knowledge for those with eyes to see and ears to hear it is certainly sweet as honey. However, the more we understand that in-depth truth it causes us to see how corrupt and wicked the world is which can make ones belly bitter. But I would not trade that truth for anything and I am sure everyone else feels the same.

Joel 1 - Stages of the LocustI believe your question stems from some comments I made in our recent video.

To better understand the stages of the locust do some research on the stages of real locusts so you can better understand the nature of their progression.

For now let us reference some notes from Dr. Bullinger which is in the image to the right concerning Joel 1:4. You will note the four stages of the locust; Gnawer, Swarmer, Devourer and Consumer.

(For those new to this subject we are not talking about literal locusts. Our Father uses analogies and parables to explain things to us where we can understand a deeper meaning.)

Each of these denote a stage of the locust and we can think of this as maturity. We see this army has matured very much so in these latter days.

As the locust matures it causes more and more damage and when combined with other locusts the damage is devastating. Today we see this damage both physically in the form of politics, religion, economics and our education system. We can also see the damage being done spiritually as well.

The children of Satan are trampling down the earth and they are trying to remove all forms of Godliness. They are doing everything they can through their troops to destabilize the Middle East and the rest of the nations who are not a part of the globalist structure. Syria and Iran should come to mind. The whole ISIS story is a facade, one the children of Satan created through their useful idiots. What is happening is these “terrorists” are being funded by nations like ours to destabilize Syria and other nations in order to bring those nations under the globalist umbrella. ISIS is not some grassroots movement.

When we think about an army it is important to consider the rank of individuals. All members of an army hold different ranks and they all have different duties. I like to think about the locust armies rank as follows:

  • Lieutenants – Troops: those used by the children of Satan
  • Captain – The children of Satan
  • Major – Satan’s angels (when Revelation 12:7-9 is a reality)
  • Colonel – Satan himself (when Revelation 12:7-9 is a reality)
  • General – Our Father Jehovah (YHVH if you prefer)

Why would I call our Father the leader of this locust army? Please turn your Bible with me to,

Joel 2:25 
25 “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.”

Our Father states at least once more in the book of Joel that this is His army. Satan really is pathetic, he cannot even be the boss of his own people. Why? Our Father is always in control, Satan only controls what our Father will allow him too. Now turn to,

Joel 2:4 
4 “The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.”

This should remind you of Revelation 9 and the locust army spoken of there.

Joel 2:7 
7 “They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:”

The locust army when it is absolute will not break their ranks. They will follow their orders completely.

Joel 2:8 
8 “Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.”

This signifies immortality and can only apply to the wicked angels Satan will bring to the earth with him. This is why I said, ‘when the locust army is absolute’. This will occur when Revelation 12:7-9 becomes a reality, when Satan and his angels are cast from Heaven to earth. They will claim to be Christ and His angels, but we know that is a blasphemous lie.

In closing, since we understand our Father controls the locust army should we be concerned about them? Not in the least. Our Father has promised us the locust army can only harm “those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads,(Revelation 9:5). If you are sealed with our Father’s Word, this locust army cannot harm a single hair on your head.

This is and will be a great spiritual war, a war where we suite up with the Gospel Armour in order to finish the good fight, the Epic Battle against Satan.

 

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  1. In Joel 2:8, I like your take Brandon on the fallen angels as being the ones who are spoken about here:
    Verse 8) “Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his [Satan’s] path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.” Besides Satan’s evil angels here, Pastor Murray also had at one time commented here that, because this army is *SO* numerous; that as one man falls, another man is right their in step to take his place in line. This great number of men will be so great that killing them won’t put a dent in their ranks. So thanks for your take on this verse Brandon and I’ll keep both of them locked in my brain.

  2. In reference to the following part of Martha’s question above:

    “I have heard PAM speak about the turbans and swarmers. I thought he was referring to the Middle East.”

    I believe, if I remember correctly…what you are referring to, is taken from Passover 2011 *SWARMERS* lecture by PAM… referencing the Books of Revelations and Joel, which describes in detail how the method of the locust works. He explained the Locusts as being Satan’s system …an army that causes complete CONFUSION and DECEPTION to come upon the whole world (except for those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life)…this army is also God’s army, as Brandon has already mentioned…for God ordered it, He controls it…He sent that army to *test and weed out* His Elect, from the harlots.

    What I believe you are trying to get at, as to what PAM had stated Martha…is that the word LOCUST in the Hebrew tongue is ARBEH…he was giving us a lesson in the Hebrew to make a point, though quoting from the following verse:

    Rev 9:3 And there came out of the smoke LOCUSTS upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

    Locust: : H697 ארבּה ‘arbeh ar-beh’ From Strong’s H7235; a locust (FROM ITS RAPID INCREASE): – grasshopper, locust.

    And PAM drew reference to the closeness of Locust in the HEBREW tongue *ARBEH* which has a similar sound, as in a play on the word *ARAB*… (Hebrew for Arab is Strong’s H694 ארב ‘ărâb ar-awb’)

    *****I believe he made a reference… “Ar-beh” is Arabian and “Ar-beh” is the word Locust, as it is utilized in the book of Joel…if both of them are ARBEH, then WHO is this army? If indeed…the locusts as used in the Book of Joel are Arabs or Arabians, (they wear “TURBANS”) called “CROWNS” in the following Scripture>>>>

    Rev 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts [were] like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads [were] as it were CROWNS like gold, and their faces [were] as the faces of men.

    *****God / Christ Who sits upon His Throne wears a Crown…Satan imitates!

    *****”as if it were crowns” Why? Because these locusts were actual men. Are they wearing a CROWN or a *TURBAN* which wraps around the head? That *TURBAN* is a “crown” to those who wear them in the “Middle East”…

    CROWN: Strong’s G1238 διαÏδημα diadēma dee-ad’-ay-mah From a compound of G1223 and G1210; a “diadem” (AS BOUND ABOUT THE HEAD): – crown. Compare G4735.

    PAM was indicating the *Swarming* stage of the Locusts had begun…those CROWN / TURBAN wearers were kind of swarming at the time of the Passover 2011 *Swarmers* lecture, and that swarming is occurring around the World as well.

    Hope this serves to help juggle your memory a bit, if nothing else…or you can refer to the *Swarmers* lecture for more clarity.

    God Bless.

    • Hi EOG, thank you for refreshing my memory! It was the lecture on Swarmers. I believe I heard it again in the last few months. Thank you for such detail in the Hebrew and the explanation. And for Brandon explaining the locust army ranks. Thank you both, and all those on this site that share their knowledge of Fathers Word so that we all can continue to grow .. Our goal to be sealed !! May God bless all of you!

  3. Brandon, I like the way you finished your rank listing of the locust army with God being general. It is His army! I believe that is why He writes to us in Romans 13 “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.” (Question Brandon: should we subject ourselves to these 4 stages of Zionism? They are ordained by God and to resist them seems counterproductive to what God wants. I believe we should not participate in the evil, but do good works of love within the corrupt system itself; and, God willing, be delivered up at that time to strike a blow to the head of the snake.)

    • I think you are on the right track here Driving for God. I would not say we are subject to the four stages (economic, political, religious and education). We follow the law of the land unless it violates our Father’s Law. I have a study for you to read if you have not already titled, “Do Christians Have to Obey the Laws of the Land?“.

      When in doubt, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s,” (Luke 20:21-26).

      In closing, if this nation never turned away from our Father it would have a Godly leader and not heathen who mascaraed as Christians. God has given us the leader(s) we deserve.

      • Thanks Brandon but I didn’t poise my question quite right. I was wondering if Christians are wasting their time when they fight and complain against the Globalist agenda of a new world order. We know God says it is going to happen; and in Jeremiah, God says to Judah, you will go into captivity, yet they fruitlessly resist that prophesy as well. When God tells us something, I think we should go along with it and do as the example we get from the book of Daniel and the three from the fiery furnace. Fighting against Globalism and its coming evil government seems fruitless.

        • I do not think they are wasting their time. I think they are trying to sound the alarm bells which is a good thing and what we are supposed to be doing. Should you physically fight against the government? Not a chance. You follow the laws of the land unless they go against our Father’s Law and you always protect your family. You do God no good rotting in some jail cell.

          Let me ask… Why did Judah go into captivity? Was it because they listened to God? Of course not. They went into captivity because they failed our Father. As a nation and a world for that matter we have failed our Father as well and because of that we know we are going into captivity. Captivity to Satan’s kingdom.

          Contrary to what we all think this world could carry on for many, many more years. Pastors and teachers for years have been setting dates and said the end had to happen for this and that reason and here we are. We have a lot of interesting signs and I bet the people in the early 1900s thought the end was near as they had WWI and the rise of the League of Nations. They probably thought, this has to be it! 100 years later and here we are.

          Why am I saying this? Because if you feel led to vote, to run for office, etc you should do that. Do what you feel led to do and pray before taking action.

          For clarity, I do not believe the world has that much time left, but I feel I need to offer that perspective.

          I hate the idea of throwing my hands up in the air and that is the reason I started this site to begin with. To try and be a voice for God’s Word and what is right and true in the world. Back when Ron Paul ran for president I almost got involved with some groups, praying about the same subject you are asking me about. The tea party came alive and I almost got involved, but it seemed like a trap and it was. We saw mainstream republicans attach themselves to it and that was the end of it. The grass roots were sprayed by weed killer. Christians were so divided they did not like the idea of Paul’s absolute freedom which the Constitution grants so they got what they deserved, barrack. Just like Israel of old.

          For me and I only speak for me. I will not be voting because there is no candidate who stands for God or even close. It will be more of the same and I refuse to participate in the scam we call elections. Those are not the words of a defeatist, but a realist. I will continue on to share God’s Word and talk about world events as we have. I know my efforts to get involved on a political scale would be fruitless, so I will continue here where my efforts hopefully have some small effect for the good. I could have thrown my hands in the air from frusteration years ago, but that is not me. I have to fight on and this site is the way I have chosen to do it.

          • We’re glad you’re fightin’, brother! Keep it up! I did some volunteer work for Dr.Paul in 2008…nothing much, just helping the local campaign do whatever they needed. It was disheartening to say the least when most people just dismissed him outright. It was infuriating when people would say they agree with him, but didn’t want to throw their vote away. His was the last political voice that will ever tell the people the truth. It took him losing for me to realize that only God can sort this mess out. Sooner rather than later I hope, but His will be done.

          • Thanks Brandon for sharing with us some of your inner thoughts and struggles from your past; Much appreciated! For the record, I’m glad you chose this site as your M.O. against this apostasy in our churches and in our government. You know, I thought I was doing pretty good knowing what was going on in this world, and felt I had a pretty good grasp of God’s Word; and for the most part, I did; but looking back a little bit over the past year, I have to just say thanks for your *patience* and your informative web articles, and your Bible studies; for they have really helped me to understand what is really happening around the globe and how it relates to God’s Word.
            Peace.

          • And it’s the *Good* fight that you have chosen, and we are blessed that you have chosen to be in God’s Service via WEB, Brandon! We are certainly edified and enjoy our fellowship with our family in Christ right here, while keeping the *Watch*!
            Thanks for sharing and for all that you do! It’s very well appreciated!
            May God / Christ continue to Bless, lead, guide, direct and touch you according to His Will.

  4. Mark Eastridge

    May 7, 2016 at 5:39 AM

    Thanks, Brandon for the answers, I wasn’t sure about if it was past or future,
    I love that scripture, the little book , how true it is
    Furthermore, we as the elect are so few, from all the research I’ve been doing only a 1/2 percent (est) know the truth of God’s word and that’s very sad
    Keep up the good work
    God bless

    • You are welcome Mark. I will only speak for myself, but I do not consider myself one of our Father’s Election. I am simply a humble servant of God. No one can know for certain if they are unless God told them. Here are a couple past Q&As on this subject. Have a great day Mark.

      https://worldeventsandthebible.com/bible-questions/will-god-tell-someone-they-are-elect

      https://worldeventsandthebible.com/bible-questions/who-are-the-elect

      • Mark Eastridge

        May 7, 2016 at 6:16 AM

        Brandon I agree that we are God’s humble servants. Ask yourself a question why would God show only a few of us the tuth of his word with eyes to see and ears to hear , we have had to stand against satan in the first earth age for to understand what is happening in today’s world. Don’t get me wrong 4 years ago something happened to me,my heart or something in me jumped and I know without a doubt that it was the Holy Spirit and the verses started flowing like water, not all but the ones that our Heavenly Father wanted me to know. I hope this all makes sense
        God bless

        • I understand what you are saying Mark, I really do and my comment is in no way shape or form a slam on anyone. When you ask for God to reveal the Word and then you put in the work honestly and diligently it will happen as you have experienced.

          Let me tell you about one of my experiences. I have known many people over the years who were inline with correct teachings and said they are of the Elect. Then they go off on some religious trip and seek out “new truths”. I mean people who at one point were rock solid. They still are Christian, but they tossed aside core beliefs for some new teaching that does not hold water. As we march toward the final moments of this Flesh Age many people are going to fall off that narrow path (Matthew 7:13-14).

          • And don’t forget the 10 virgins, only 5 make it. I’m sure all of them know the truth but half of them don’t have what it takes to make it all the way through the tribulation, instead they get culled at the eleventh hour, almost but no halo. So if your eyes have been opened that means there is a chance you are one of the elect, but it does not mean you are one. I would NEVER say I am one, I will say I hope to be one.

          • That’s how I feel about it as well. Quite honestly, I think it’s just smug and presumptious to consider oneself “elect”. I hope I am…I hope I have what it takes, but none of us can know for sure.

          • And Jack, it’s better that we don’t know for it is written:
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            Romans 8:24-25
            .
            24) “For we are *saved* by HOPE: but hope that is *seen* IS NOT hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?”
            .
            I believe what is said here Jack is that, if God were to make His self known to you by directly speaking to you, you would no longer be saved by HOPE, but instead by your works based through the law. We really don’t want that; we need His grace from the law. Let’s read the next verse.
            .
            25) “But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with *patience* wait for it.”
            .
            Here’s that word patience again,Jack, that we have previously discussed of; that at times, we struggle with. It pleases God when we exercise patience; and it is also written expressly to us in Luke 21:19 that “In your patience posses ye your souls.”. So we wait patiently in *faith* and in hope for that glorious day when we can “…see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Lk. 21:27. OR when we are delivered up and we allow the Holy Spirit to speak through us. Either way, this will be the time we will know for sure whether or not we are God’s elect. For it is written:
            .
            Romans 5:
            1) “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2) By whom also we have access by *faith* into this *grace* wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (3) And not only so, but we glory in *tribulations* also: knowing that tribulation worketh PATIENCE; (4) And patience, experience; and experience, hope: (5) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
            .
            So Jack, I believe that *if* we are delivered up, than we shall no longer be saved by hope [for we will know by God speaking to us] ; thus, the unpardonable sin comes into effect for his elect! But we won’t commit it, for Satan is an abomination to us!!
            Thanks for your fellowship here on the WEB Jack;
            And thanks for your Q&A format Brandon!
            Peace.

          • Thanks, DFG. Patience IS something I struggle with! The lack thereof gets me in trouble at times, lol…I think I needed reminding of those verses. God bless.

          • Your welcome Jack. I think of many of the WEB followers as my extended Christian family. When I am studying the Word, you and others frequently come to mind when certain topics come up. In this case it was patience.

          • Mark Eastridge

            May 7, 2016 at 9:53 AM

            I understand exactly what your saying
            And I always appreciate everything you comment on, I take it to heart, and its very sad that people would do that
            I started going to church with my parents in 68 and was brought up with the rapture theory and one verse charlies ( no offence to anyone) and watched people fall away, IMO it was due to the lack of truth including me, My mother passed away in 97 and I found a preacher, PAM on TV early in the morning teaching Genesis and it caught my attention, this is interesting ,I was never taught this, but God wasn’t ready to open my eyes or ears until 4 years ago so I started digging and plowing even down my ancestory and come to find out that my bloodline is German Scottish and Danish which goes back all the way to the Israelites
            Sorry if my words run together I’m not a very good writer
            I know that our Heavenly Father has a purpose for me
            Thanks very much Brandon for listening

          • Just chiming in a bit here on what I’ve read thus far in all your contributions on the topic of God’s Elect, my dear family in Christ Yeshua. I truly admire and appreciate your *humility* as we gather on WEB to fellowship. It is in *humility* that I also share my thoughts on this subject.

            We cannot deny, that it is true and written>>>>”many are CALLED, but FEW are CHOSEN.” Matthew 22:14.
            With that being stated, like with PAM / SC…I take the position that God’s Elect are those that have eyes to see and ears to hear, and KNOW with CONFIDENCE and ASSURANCE…. that Antichrist comes FIRST de facto, in person…and WHAT will transpire *BEFORE* he is cast out to earth and/or *BEFORE* Christ returns.

            Seriously….just take a conscientious look around our World today…HOW MANY folks in this generation of the Fig Tree / Last days, are even aware of those FACTS which leave *NO* room for possibilities…other than those with eyes to see and ears to hear?
            Please bear with me a bit, as I share on…HOW…I came to that position. Consider the following verses which have helped me in part…AFTER…checking out what PAM / SC had taught on the Elect>>>>

            II Thessalonians 2:13 “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning CHOSEN you to salvation THROUGH sanctification of the Spirit and BELIEF of the TRUTH:”

            *****Were the Apostles of God / Christ…able to DISCERN…WHO….the CHOSEN were of their day? If so…then why shouldn’t we as earnest *believers* do the same today? We know that the Election were CHOSEN from BEFORE the foundations of this Earth Age, and because they are, they will see and believe the TRUTH of God’s Holy Word. Romans 8 identifies these Elect.
            The Elect have a duty to fulfill…they know ahead of time what they are instructed by our Lord to do when they are DELIVERED UP…wait for the HOLY SPIRIT to speak through them. They know the CONTENT of the teaching of the 2 Churches (Smyrna and Philadelphia) Christ were pleased with Rev 2:8-9; Rev 3:7-9. They know the Key of David, they would know the TRUE Christ from the FAKE! They know that the K’s rock (Satan) is *NOT* our Rock (Christ)!

            *****We should also bear in mind, that there are FIRSTFRUITS Elect, in *both* Earth Ages thus far…being the *Predestinates / Wife / Select*…and…FIRSTFRUITS by Grace in Christ Yeshua, in this generation…the *Bride / Invited / Limited Freewills*….I believe…like those in the following verse>>>>

            II Thessalonians 2:14 “Whereunto he CALLED you *BY* our gospel, to the OBTAINING of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

            *****The “obtaining” is the persevering after the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

            II Thessalonians 2:15 “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.”
            *****These traditions are what is presented in God’s Word, or this letter Paul is writing.

            II Thessalonians 2:16 “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through GRACE,”

            *****Our only hope is through God’s GRACE extended to us THROUGH the blood of our Lord Christ Yeshua…shed on the cross at Calvary.

            II Thessalonians 2:17 “Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”

            *****AMEN TO THAT…ye *HUMBLE* of the LORD!!!!!
            As we *continue* to remain humble, in seeking, learning, maturing and sharing God’s / Christ’s TRUTHS!
            May God / Christ continue to bless, lead, guide, direct and touch…all those who earnestly seek, teach and share His Truths.

  5. I’d never thought of actually assigning ranks to the locust army, but it makes perfect sense since it is indeed an army. And I think the ranks you assigned, Brandon, were spot on. I’ve written that down for further reference. Thanks for that. And I’d like to echo Martha’s thoughts about this site. It is a lonely walk. Even the smartest people I come across on a daily basis are just consumed with the things of this world…talk about the presidential election, etc….When you try to weigh in with a little truth or maybe just to give them a different way of looking at things, you’re met with blank stares. And none of us like to feel like an outcast, but I certainly do. But if I’m an outcast in this world of darkness, I count that as a blessing from God. So to be able to come here everyday and read the articles and the comments is such a blessing. We might feel lonely, but we’re not alone praise YHVH.

    • Mark Eastridge

      May 7, 2016 at 5:42 AM

      I’m with you there Jack and Martha, I feel the same way but we have our Father and each other
      God bless all my brothers and sisters

  6. In response to Martha’s question, I think you meant to say Godliness, not Godlessness.

    The children of Satan are trampling down the earth and they are trying to remove all forms of Godlessness”

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