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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
"I don’t speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don’t have the power to remain silent." [Rabbi A.Y. Kook]  The quote exemplifies the depth of love everyone needs to feel for others. One has no choice but to speak. Caring for others cuts to the core of who we are and our need to reach a point that is so deep it is impossible not to say or do something. 

 

LIKE A THIEF       
"The DAY OF THE LORD will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the DAY OF GOD, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?" [2 Peter 3. 10 - 12] 

 

As you might expect, there is usually a clamor of interest in SCRIPTURAL prophecy following great catastrophes, afflictions, wars, etc. with many predictions about the immediate return of the LORD Y’SHUA.  "For you yourselves know perfectly that the DAY OF THE LORD so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief." [1 Thessalonians 5. 2 - 4] 

 

This text follows the glorious description of the rapture (catching away in Chapter 4) of believers who are found worthy to escape the wrath of ALMIGHTY GOD, those who will meet the BELOVED SAVIOR in the air.  However, HIS coming may not be at a time of danger, but rather one of "peace and safety!"   A time when the ungodly world and all its accomplices will be boasting proudly of their new-world-order where they deceivingly declare that they have established worldwide security.  "You men, how long will MY glory be mocked and shamed by you? How long will you love worthless illusions and recourse to frauds?" [Psalms (Tehillym) 4. 2 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  "Why do the nations rage, and peoples plot vain things? The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD and against HIS ANOINTED." [Psalms (Tehillym) 2. 1 - 2 Tanakh, Kethuvim] This GOD-denying, GOD-rejecting, GOD-detesting self-centered, egotistical and arrogant system will be built entirely on a false foundation of evolutionary humanism, communism, and the merger of world religions 

 

The excitement accompanying such false security will even lull many who call themselves CHRISTians into a sense of complacency.  On the subject of HIS return, the LORD Y’SHUA warned — "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the SON, but only the FATHER. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is." [Mark 13. 32 - 33]  HIS coming will be just like the thief who comes at night, at an hour when even those who should be alert and watching may fall asleep.  "Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is." [Mark 13. 33] In the OLD COVENANT, the LORD GOD also had counseled to not be complacent, "lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard from the LORD GOD OF HOSTS, a destruction determined even upon the whole earth." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 28. 22 Tanakh, Nevi’im] 

 

Watchfulness does not mean idleness, we are to "occupy (faithfully continue serving) until I come." [Luke 19. 13]  "Blessed is that servant whom his MASTER will find so doing when HE comes." [Luke 12. 43]   Let us consider our ways and be found diligently watching. 

 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
We sing sweet praises to YOUR NAME, O LORD for YOU are a gracious and merciful GOD and KING.  We longingly wait for the day when all shall see and be glad, when the just and upright exult, and the devout triumphantly rejoice, for iniquity shall shut it’s mouth and all wickedness shall be wholly consumed like smoke. For YOU will make the dominion of arrogance to pass away from the earth and righteousness will dwell evermore.
 You are holy, and awesome is YOUR NAME, there is no god besides YOU.  YOU, LORD GOD OF HOSTS are exalted in judgment and sanctified in righteousness.  Blessed are YOU, MOST HOLY LORD, our KING. 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.

 

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