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Question: Considering what is actually happening in the Middle East (vicinity of rivers Euphrates and Tigris), are we already in the 6th trumpet stage from the book of Revelation? Please let us know your opinion.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Regina, thank you for the question.
There is certainly an increase in desire to understand the final events of this age of flesh. I have noticed this trend for a while now on our site as well. We had another question from Scott concerning the Deadly Wound.
In case you missed it, we made an announcement earlier in the week concerning a new study we will post titled, “The Timeline of the Tribulation“. In this study we are going to discuss many topics that we have never discussed before on this site and clarify things we have. Some of those topics will include what you are asking in addition to an entire chapter on the Deadly Wound itself.
Are we in the sixth Trumpet? No.
How can we be certain? Satan will be standing on the earth at the time of the sixth Trumpet. When Satan is cast from Heaven to earth Satan will claim to be Jesus Christ. This will occur at the beginning of the week, the beginning of the Tribulation in plain sight for the entire world to see. Satan will put on the greatest supernatural display the world has ever witnessed (Revelation 13:13-14). Satan will claim to be everyone’s god essentially. It is not only Christians he has to fool, remember that.
While prophecy is unfolding rapidly, we still have several events that must transpire before the Trumpets are sounded. We will go further into details on this topic in our new study.
So I read that there is a 13th zodiac. I’m a little confused. Is there really a 13th Zodiac or is that man-made. I do have a book called, “The Wintess of the Stars” by E.W. Bullinger and he explains, from history, there only 12 zodiac signs. I hope you can help me understand this. Thank you and God bless.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Antonio. I am sure your question comes about from an article about NASA and the 13th zodiac. If they look hard and long enough they will come up with a 100th sign as well. Astrology is a man-made religion essentially and it has nothing to do with God. Astronomy on the other hand is true and very interesting.
You read “Witness of the Stars” by E.W. Bullinger which discusses the heavens above (night-time sky) and how they relate to God for those who do not know. Appendix 12 in the Companion Bible also provides some insight into the 12 signs of the zodiac as well. So what is their purpose? We believe they were the medium that was used to hand down the Word from generation to generation until the time of Moses. Moses was born in 1591 B.C., so roughly 2500 years had transpired from the time of Adam to the time of Moses. Something had to be used to transfer that information down through the ages.
Think about it. The Israelities knew a deliverer (Moses) was coming to save them from Egyptian bondage. How did they know? Before the time of Moses there was no written Word. Rather it was kept in the stars where no man could touch or pollute it. Today, much of that information is lost as we have the written Word though Bullinger does a good job of providing information concerning the stars and their meanings and purpose.
Please turn your Bible with me to,
14 “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”
“Seasons,” (Strong’s word: 4150) meaning, “an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season“. God Himself tells us the stars were not set just to “divide the day from the night“, but to be for ‘appointed times‘. Essentially the stars are marks for historical and prophetical reference.
Question: Hey there Brandon. Hope all is well. My question is how can we know the difference between the True Tribe of Judah and the kenites? We speak of the state of Israel as predominately not the True Tribe of Judah; correct? Well, is it possible that there is True Judah in the state of Israel and would the True Tribe of Judah be followers and believers in Christ Jesus? Could there be any True Tribe of Judah who do not know that Jesus is the Messiah? I’ve probably bothered you about this quite awhile back; but I believe that is when I didn’t know that the state of Israel wasn’t what I had thought. Thank you for some clarity on this in advance. God Bless.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Kim and you are not bothering me. We love answering everyone’s questions and hopefully helping to educate and drive our audience into our Father’s Word. We are doing really well on this end, I hope you and yours are as well.
For those who are not aware, Kim is discussing one of the Tribes of Israel known as the Tribe of Judah. There are a total of Twelve Tribes of Israel which are to be Sealed prior to the Tribulation of Satan (Revelation 7). We rarely hear about any of the Twelve Tribes today. Why? The Twelve Tribes, the people within them have lost their identity though history has not. It is important to understand God made an everlasting covenant with Abraham that his children (eventually becoming the Twelve Tribes of Israel) would become many nations and a people as numerous as the stars of heaven who would posses the gate of their enemy (Genesis 17:4, 22:17-18). Yet, mainstream Christianity tries to fit all Twelve Tribes and this promise by our Father into the nation named Israel today and one Tribe called Judah which just does not fit.
Today in the nation named Israel we have the good and bad figs as prophesied by Jeremiah 24. The good figs are symbolic of the true Tribe of Judah, while the bad figs are symbolic for the children of Satan who claim to be of the Tribe of Judah, but do lie as Christ taught (Revelation 2:9, 3:9).
So understanding that the true descendants of the Twelve Tribes of ancient Israel lost their identity, then who is claiming to be of Judah in the nation named Israel today? Think about it.
While there are certainly some True Israelites including those of the true Tribe of Judah in the nation named Israel, most do not know who they are. So they cannot claim to be something they do not know exists. Yet, Satan’s children do take on the name Judah or “Jews“, but do lie which has placed them into a “protected class” and shielded them from any discussion concerning their ancestry. For those interested in learning more about this in-depth topic we recommend reading our studies titled, “The Garden of Eden: The Origins of Satan’s Seed” and “The Synagogue of Satan: Those Who Claim To Be Judah But Do Lie“.
The Christian nations of today are the descendants of the Twelve Tribes of Israel which fulfilled God’s promise to Abraham. Yet, most of them do not know who they are though they predominantly do believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Those who claim to be of the Tribe of Judah in the nation named Israel today, who do they claim is their savior? It is not Christ, nor is their book the Bible. Why? Because they do not hear the voice of the Shepherd as they are not His sheep (John 10:24-32). Instead those who claim to be of Judah but do lie listen to the voice of their shepherd, their rock which is not our Rock (Deuteronomy 32:31).
For newer Bible students, the word “kenites” is Strong’s Concordance word 7017 which means “a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin”. What is the tribe of “Kajin”? Is it the tribe of Cain, yes Cain as in Cain and Abel. The word 7017 comes from the base of 7014 which spells it out for us, “Kajin, the name of the first child, Cain. Kenite”. Cain was the result of the unholy affair Satan had with Eve in the Garden of Eden. To sum it up the word “kenites” simply is a reference to “Satan’s children” or “children of Satan” as we often refer to them as I believe it provides more clarity into their true identity.
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