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US Embassy Jerusalem Move May 14! Damascus War Trigger? (Dream Confirmation)

What does President Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem mean? Why did this move finally happen? What changed? Is there a specific Middle East end time prophecy that this may lead to? Find out that and the new insight into that prophecy that this development led me to see. Plus, I talk about a dream on the Great Tribulation that God gave me the night after I began writing this article, that provides confirmation for me of how significant Trump's act is.

May 11, 2018: See updated section below about the accelerated move to coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary on May 14, 2018.

Excitement Over Israel's Capital Finally Being Recognized

When I woke up, turned on my phone and watched the news that President Trump had finally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, I immediately had a strong feeling come upon me. A sense of excitement, certainly, and something more...

But I was not sure why yet. I was not surprised at the great news. I had known this was coming for days based on news reports. Although I'm fond of Israel and happy to see an Israeli political victory (for a change), that alone did not account for the level of emotion I felt.

I began to sense that this event was somehow important prophetically. How? I thought on it through the day and night before I knew the answer that I share below.

For Jews and Israelis, the importance of Trump's decision was not so elusive. To have their national capital finally recognized some 70 years after it was established in 1948 is long overdue. It is a vindication. Trump said it is their right as sovereign nation to pick their capital (whether it is shared later or not) and he was only acknowledging this reality.

The excitement for American supporters of Israel is also easy to understand. They get to see their president “do the right thing” and fulfill his campaign promise at the same time. This is extra special considering how the last three presidents could also have done so, even promised to, but failed to.

Why Now? What Changed?

I say they could have because the US Senate had already passed the “Jerusalem Embassy Act” urging the US to move its embassy to Jerusalem back in 1995. Although it specified 1999 as the move deadline, each past president had signed waivers postponing this law, citing Middle East security concerns and, of course, not wanting to hinder prospects of the blessed “peace process.”

Then along comes Trump, "the great disruptor," breaking all the rules including the precedent of decades of US foreign policy. Given the lack of progress on Middle East peace and his own maverick nature, Trump decided it was time to try a new approach, one that no longer ignored reality. (I'm sure as well he saw something in it for himself as is often the case when normal people do good deeds.)

Can you blame him? It seems illogical to expect a peace agreement with someone who wants to deny a fact of history as clear as what the capital city of their peace partner is.

Prophecy Says No Peace Until the Millennium Anyway, And Two More Wars

If you study end time Bible prophecy, you may already know that Middle East peace was never in the cards. It was doomed from the start. There is too much deep-seated, ancient animosity between the offspring of Abraham's sons Ishmael (father of the Arabs) and Issac (father of Israel).

Peace simply will not happen between Israel and the Arabs before Jesus returns. Jesus will become king of the earth in God's global government called the Kingdom of God. This will end all wars and even administer conflict resolution to all situations including this Middle East conflict.

Further, as readers of my past articles are well aware, before we get there we have two major wars in prophecy involving Israel, the Arabs and Jerusalem:

  1. First, we have the nuclear Middle East war between Israel and her neighboring nations, mostly enemies and mostly Arab (excluding Persian Iran). Israel will defeat the Arabs in this war using her nuclear weapons resulting in the destruction of Damascus as Isaiah 17 describes along with Psalm 83. This shift of power will allow key prophetic events to happen like the Third Temple and the gathering of the saints to Judea to safety from WW3 and Wormwood. But this victory and resulting power over the Middle East will only be temporary.
  2. That's because once all that prophecy is fulfilled, the very next event will be the rise of the Antichrist. When he comes to power he will almost immediately surround Jerusalem with his armies (Luke 21:20), take over the Third Temple as his headquarters and then expel half of Jerusalem's inhabitants (Zech 14:2). I'll give you one guess as to which half of Jerusalem will be sent packing: the Jewish half or the Arab half?

As "Exciting" as the Third Temple Being Constructed?

Perhaps you can understand better now why I cannot get very excited about this big news like my Jewish friends, even though I readily agree with Trump's decision to end the charade of denying reality.

On the one hand, playing along with a game of denial about Israel's capital was illogical and wrong. But at the same time this recognition of Jerusalem is not going to bring peace either (like Trump states it can). Nor is it going to bring any change in Israel's fortunes in the world. It's not the start of a renaissance or a new era for Israel. The world is still lead by Satan and therefore almost completely antisemitic. This will not change until the Millennium, even if Israel does get the upper hand over the Arabs for a short time after Damascus falls.

No matter how many countries follow suit to recognize Jerusalem, the Jews who feel safe there will still be expelled from their capital and persecuted when the Antichrist arrives.

My lack of excitement for Israel over this could be likened to how it will be when the Jews finally get permission to build their Third Temple on the Temple Mount. The Jews are going to be so excited and jubilant to have that dream come true, just as they are to a lesser degree now with overdue recognition of their capital. Yet those of us with prophetic understanding won't be. We will know that the temple dedicated and intended by the Jews for Yehovah God will soon after be taken over by the Antichrist and employed in worship of him and his statue/image as God (2Th 2:4).

To sum up, understanding prophecy has many benefits, but it can be quite the buzzkill for otherwise “exciting” news developments!

Prophetic Meaning? Clue in the Outrageous Arab Response

What, then, does Trump's shocking decision really accomplish? I think my initial feeling that Trump's decision is an important step forward in prophecy was right. And now I may understand how it could play out prophetically, even though the phrase “US relocates embassy to Jerusalem” has never been a line item on my prophetic timeline.

Article continues below...

The End In 2026? It's Now Possible

Since learning in 2001 that Yeshua must return in a Sabbath year, I've had to rule out three Sabbath year cycle windows for the final 7 years (2003-2009, 2010-2016, 2017-2023). With the next window (2024-2030) less than 7 years away, I'm ready to share why I believe, based on the real end time sign of Mt 24:14, that this can be the one. If it is, the "birth pains" (WW3 + Wormwood, Lk 21:10-11) would hit near its middle in 2026 with Yeshua returning in 2030. Find out what's changed to convince me about 2026 and what you can do about it...

The answer or insight came to me within minutes to Trump's announcement, in the news of the Arab response:

Outrage, rage, anger, denunciations, demonstrations, and even an Arab leader's call for “another Intifada” of violence against Israel. Because Trump announced America recognized that Israel's capital was indeed in reality Jerusalem? Seriously? Talk about a fit! They completely ignored the part where he said that the question of whether Jerusalem would be shared in a two-state solution was up to the two parties and not something he was addressing. Still, they threw a tantrum like a toddler after being told he could not have ice cream unless he first ate his peas.

Objectively, that irrational, emotional response got me thinking: had I been missing something all this time about what it will take for the Arabs to unite in a confederate attack on Israel per Isaiah 17/Psalm 83?

To give a little background, I've been saying for years that the Arabs have not attacked Israel together since the 1973 Yom Kippur War because Israel has demonstrated their willingness to use nuclear weapons against an existential threat from the Arabs like they posed at that time. Golda Meir directed Israel to load nuclear bombs on their fighter jets in 1973 when it looked like they were losing the Yom Kippur war. Israel did the same in the 1990 Gulf War when they feared that Saddam Hussein's scud missiles had biological weapons. Both times this “Samson Option” was threatened; namely "you try to destroy Israel, Israel will destroy you at the same time through nuclear retaliation so we both go down together."

My new thinking is that the Arab's general cultural hatred of Israel won't be enough to unify the Arab nations to take on "Nuclear Israel" even once they acquire a nuclear arsenal to neutralize or match Israel's own nuclear deterrent. I believe now God has shown me on the day (and night) of Trump's announcement that there has to be a fresh, new provocation.

The US Embassy move can provide that provocation or perhaps something else that at this time is not already planned or expected. Nevertheless, I think a new provocation is a necessary component for this war to happen along with the development of an Arab nuclear arsenal to answer Israel's nuclear arsenal.

2017 + “3 or 4 Years to Move” = 2020-2021 2019 2018!

If the Arabs were this mad over the words of a simple declarative pronouncement, how mad will they be when the promised action itself comes to pass, or in the time following as the new reality sinks in? Seeing it happen could help the Arab states to unite in anger, putting aside their differences and risk aversion to make a bold move to “wipe the memory of Israel out” like Psalm 83 says they will say (Ps 83:4). Uniting nations to attack a nuclear power does take some time and convincing. As suicidal and implausible as it all seems to attack an established nuclear power (with sea, air and land-based bombs), it will happen as Psalm 83 says. Damascus will be no longer be a city (Isaiah 17:1).

Timing Update (Feb 2018): After the furor over Trump's December, 2017 announcement of an embassy move died down, it made headlines again in January. Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted as saying he was "confident" that the move would happen before the end of 2018, three years sooner than Trump's worst case estimate of 2021. However, this was immediately contradicted by Trump saying Netanyahu was speaking of a move on a "temporary basis," which is not the plan.

That was not the last official word on the subject. A week later, when Vice President Mike Pence was speaking to the Israeli parliament, he stated the new embassy "will open by the end of next year" (2019), or within two years of the original December 2017 announcement.

Now as of February 23, the news broke that move opening be May 14 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence! It's hard to imagine a date that would annoy the Arabs (who lost that war in 1948) more. Here's the announcement report from FoxNews:

Officials told Fox News the embassy would initially be located in the neighborhood of Arnona on a compound that currently houses the consular operations of the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Initially, the embassy will consist of the Ambassador and a small team.

Nauert said that the Consulate General would "continue to operate as an independent mission with an unchanged mandate" from its Agron Road location.

An official also told Fox News that the hope is for the U.S. to develop only a “footprint” there in May, with a target of a fuller complement and facility by the end of 2019.

“By the end of next year, we intend to open a new Embassy Jerusalem annex on the Arnona compound that will provide the Ambassador and his team with expanded interim office space,” Nauert said, noting that the State Department has “started the search” for a permanent embassy site, and said that planning and construction would be a “longer-term undertaking.”

Administration officials said that Congress would be notified of the May move on Friday.

"Tim, does an earlier move change anything?"

As usual, readers have asked me if the earlier move date changes anything in this article. Here's my answer:

As I have already shared, the war that the US Embassy move could provoke would have to happen by 2024, assuming 2024-2030 is the Sabbath year cycle that coincides with the 70th Week of Daniel ending with the return of Christ in the Sabbath year of 2030. 2024 would be when Israel would have to open up to allow the faithful saints to move to safety in Judea ahead of the coming of WW3/Wormwood in 2026. (Unless all this takes place in a later Sabbath year cycle, like 2031-2037, or 2038-2044 and so on...).

Therefore, the originally given 2020-2021 timeframe for the US Embassy already had plenty of time to provoke the war before 2024. An earlier 2018 move only gives the Arabs even more time to contemplate the offense, become provoked, and formulate a united respond to it by 2024.

Why I Never Before Announced News is "Prophetic"

Bear in mind, when I say I am convinced Trump's announcement could be prophetic, I don't state it lightly. I'm not a typical Christian prophecy pundit finding prophetic meaning in every other news story. I don't have a habit of saying “prophecy is being fulfilled” or regularly claim major news events are prophetic. You'll hear such things pronounced by others about earthquakes, hurricanes, wars, rumors of wars, as many also did about the election of Trump, etc., but not by me.

(Note that Jesus did speak of “wars and rumors of wars”, however it was in making the point that they are a normal fixture of life and not signs of the end so don't be troubled by them. Meanwhile, most Christians are either troubled by them or considering many wars prophetic when they are just a common outcome of human nature.)

In fact, I never proclaim anything is prophetic and get criticized by some for debunking every popular prophecy theory. But just as I changed my stance on date-setting and on sharing my own conviction on what year I think the end will start, so too, I'm now breaking precedent and saying something in the news finally is prophetic. (Have to keep my haters guessing...)

Confirmation? My Startling, Revealing Dream That Night

Of course, I cannot prove any of the above, nor do I feel a need to convince anyone of my beliefs ever, anyway. I share my thoughts for those who are interested, as I know many of you are, especially supporters.

That said, I will state for those who care that I feel God confirmed the insights above through a dream. After thinking on, researching and beginning to write this article on Trump's announcement, I said some prayers in faith to Yehovah God and went to bed.

That night I had an incredible, startling dream that revealed something about the Great Tribulation I never anticipated nor have I ever heard anyone teach—yet it is obvious once you hear it.

Even more interesting, it turns out this dream was a follow-up or companion piece to a previous dream I had on what the righteous will be doing in their safe place during the Great Tribulation (Rev 12:14).

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Please bear in mind (again), me sharing my dreams is also unusual. God does not give me dreams all the time. Unlike my peers, you won't hear me claiming, “God told me this or that” or nor make it seem I have a running conversation with God all the time like some do. I'm not a prophet. I've only had half a dozen dreams I could definitely say were divine and I've only shared a couple so far publicly outside of my family. Thus, when I get a word from God it is precious, not a common thing. I seek God diligently (Heb 11:6) and sometimes he surprises me with, let's say, unexpected and encouraging bonus revelations. I'm enjoy sharing his secrets with others as Paul said the early church did when they came together (1Co 14:26). Praise Yehovah.

Final Thoughts

To help avoid any misunderstanding, let me try to summarize what I'm saying as well as what I'm not saying.

When I heard Trump's announcement, I believe the Holy Spirit convicted me that this was (at last) a truly prophetically significant news event to pay attention to. I immediately knew I had to write this article and was researching it all that same day. I quickly arrived at the previously missed insight that the Arabs need a new provocation to unite them in their suicidal attack against nuclear Israel per Isaiah 17/Psalm 83.

I believe the US Embassy move could provide such a needed provocation.

I feel that the revelatory dream God gave me that night was God's gift to confirm my direction and conclusions of the day. I realize that it may not seem so given the different subject of the dream itself. But in reality, the Great Tribulation is the "main event" that all these next prophetic events set up and culminate in. As soon as the 42 month Great Tribulation finishes, the earth comes under the Kingdom of God (Rev 11:15) starting with God's wrath for ten days (Rev 11:18). The fact that I got any kind of revelatory dream on the same day that I felt told to write on Trump's embassy plans as a prophetic event is significant to me—especially given how rare these dreams are in my life. After all, God could have given it after I wrote the article or before. He chose to give it while I was in the middle of the two day process.

Admittedly, God never spoke to me in clear words about the above so these are only the deductions I draw from the feelings, coincidences and events of that eventful 24 hour period starting from seeing Trump's big news. I share it for your own consideration as you evaluate in your own life how close the end may be and whether your spiritual house is in order yet and needs any refocused attention.

If the above is correct, then this would confirm further my previously shared convictions on 2024-2030 being the final seven years with 2026 being the end of the world as we know it/WW3/Wormwood as my Supporter Study explains in detail.

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Update: ME War in 2022? - Based On Two Other Dreams

A few months after writing the above article on my conviction about Trump's Jerusalem decision being important to the M.E war coming, I got further confirming insights about the war indeed coming soon. I had previously only understood the war must come by or before the 2024-2030 Sabbath year cycle candidate for the 70th week. But as my 50th birthday approached, I got insights about the war coming specifically in the year 2022. Time will tell...

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Sherry Phelps - December 9, 2017

Wow! This is confirmation for me too. As I saw thid announcement in the news, I felt it deep in my spirit that it was of great importance to prophecy. Thank you Tim!

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    Jeanette Zook - December 9, 2017

    I had the very same reaction — that Trump’s announcement was very prophetic — We pray and study diligently (both) to be ready and try to encourage all those closest to us to do the same. We also pray for those (not many) who are truly bringing the prophetic Word of YeHoVaH to those who want to hear it. Thank you Tim for your article, and thanks Sherry for your response as well. Blessings to those who hold the banner high for our Elohim Yeshua.

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Helen Davies - December 9, 2017

Tim,
This is such stunning revelations from your dreams and so exciting. Exciting regarding the positive things but exciting to have all of this great new understanding, for you and the body of Christ. I’m eternally blessed to have connected with your ministry. You’re a continual blessing and a secure and safe place to place one’s end time focus. Thank you for obeying God with your life. You’re a huge gift to the Kingdm of God. Keep having great faith for new things and new growth. You’re a huge blessing!

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    bryan coffey - December 10, 2017

    Amen! I heartily concur.

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Chris Ball - December 9, 2017

Hi Brother Tim

Interesting take on the situation in Israel after declaring the movement of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Speaking of dreams I think one of them I had some time ago may be connected to Mystery Babylon.
I was standing on the ground and then suddenly mushroom clouds appeared which engulfed the land I was in. As you would expect there was nothing living there except myself there to survey the destruction.

At that time I thought I had a very strange dream though after I read what you said about Mystery Babylon being destroyed by fire I suspect that dream was no coincidence.

Anyway have a Merry Christmas and peace be with you

Regards,
Chris

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Leanne Pownall - December 9, 2017

Wow, Tim, thankyou so much for being a faithful servant and posting this – including your dream. Fantastic, I say, because it confirms things for my own life that haven’t yet come to pass and I have asked regularly if I got the message wrong…and yet I keep holding on, knowing He will bring it all together in His Perfect timing, in His own way and for His glory. Thankyou again Tim, I am greatly encouraged!

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John - December 9, 2017

Thank you for preparing me for Christ’s return. In the Catholic church we are taught to stay awake at all times for His return, this lesson was read out from the Bible in church during the current Advent as we look forward to His return. I am truly awake after reading this.

As I read through your article I prayed that Satan would not do the “something else” I feared, for I know it was the satanic ritual to kill children with a stone knife in Mexico on an altar to the Aztec gods before the Spanish came bringing Christ to Mexico (I know they also brought diseases and bad things) and ended this terrible custom. Of course the Aztec priests confused their ceremony, which involved eating the human flesh of children and drinking their blood, with Mass. It was a Satanic imitation of Mass.

It is terrifying to think that Satan is present on this earth and seeks to continue this great wickedness in secret among us today. God blesses and enormously values every child, as Christ said “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”

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Steve - December 9, 2017

US Embassy In Jerusalem: Damascus War Trigger? (Dream Confirmation)
Great article enjoyed reading but what dream? Can you supply a link to this dream you had. Thank you.

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Gene Benjamin II - December 9, 2017

Tim,
You may want to consider the Iran/Iraq war of Daniel 8 when thinking about a new provocation!!

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Andreas - December 9, 2017

Tim, do you think that Turkey will join the Psalm 83 Confederacy?

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    Pierre - December 29, 2017

    I don’t know what Tim think about this question and I don’t mind to see his correction but I undoubtedly believe that Turkey will be part of it .

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David Price - December 9, 2017

Tim, When I heard the news a couple of days ago regarding President Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, I knew your next email message would be related to the move. I had a similar inclination. I even mentioned it to my wife. As you have stated, there would need to be some provocation to get the Arab nations to assemble against Israel. That was my initial reaction to this news as well.

Now with the dreams you have had, are we beginning to see the fulfillment of Joel 2:28; ‘your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions’, not that I am saying you are an old man!

Your weekly emails are encouraging and appreciated greatly.

Keep up the good fight!

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Geoff - December 10, 2017

Thanks Tim, It’s a great article. I concur with your insights, if that means anything. It seems logical and slots into the next 7 year time frame very well.

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Eric Duhon - December 13, 2017

Hi Tim, I am also keeping a close eye on Jerusalem. God has been using Trump prophetically, since God put him in power. God has to protect his children somehow when Wormwood comes through, correct? I know where the escape is, you tested me the first time I called you, explain the protection from the 90-lb hailstones (all the trash in the tail) in revelation. It’s either in caves or underground when it comes through. Where is the provision?

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Matthew - December 14, 2017

I have always thought that there were no much activities to kick-start the war. I was looking at N.K’s unfolding events how it could involve Israel and leading to destruction around that area because of ally’s stuff…. I also know that these present threats are part of the rumors Jesus talked about. So, it was not that convincing… But now, it all make more sense. Thank you brother! God bless you and give you more to deliver to us in Jesus name. Amen!

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Ken Smelko - January 27, 2018

I am inclined to agree with you on the 2030 or 2031 as the year of the Second Coming. Like Joseph in Egypt being informed by God that 7 years of plenty will precede 7 years of famine. Joseph stockpiles and stores grain and food stuffs during the years of plenty. Then the 7 years of famine arrives, bringing starvation, sickness, death, plagues upon the world, but Egypt was prepared and ready to endure the onslaught. Trump is a type of Joseph and he will have two terms as POTUS. The next President will be sworn in when the 70th week of Daniel begins. I think the the two solar eclipses across the USA are bookends of the seven years of plenty. Or, the first signaling the start of the 7 years of plenty, and the second signaling the seven years of Daniel’s week to begin.

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Alberio - February 24, 2018

Tim, I believe you have read the awesome prophecy of Micah 4: 8 (bible in today’s language):
“And Jerusalem, the place where I, as a shepherd of sheep, look and take care of my people, shall again be the capital of the land, the most important city of Israel.”
We live emotional days, the great tribulation is knocking on our doors!

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jlar - February 24, 2018

What would be a big enough reason for the surrounding islamic states to be provoked to an attack against Israel? Shifting of the US-Embassy to Jerusalem alone doesn´t seem likely to qualify. His decision about the Embassy strengthened the position of the US President in the eyes of confessing Christian Americans and almost turned him into a saint. Likewise the Prime Minister of Israel needs something to keep him afloat amidst corruption scandals. Suitable act to stabilize his position could be to start with the construction of the great religious-nationalistic monument, the third temple. He would thus secure his place in the history as a great Jewish king.
Security of the capital for embassies and the temple would dictate a deportation of the Palestinian population. Ongoing Judaization of Jerusalem being brought to an end would also bring an end to a Palestinian capital there.
The temple – more than the ethnic cleansing of East-Jerusalem – would probably be enough to unite the neighbours. There must be a religious trigger, close enough to the common roots of all diverse Islamic denominations to gather them behind a common cause. Their third holy temple being overshadowed by a major jewish one might be such.
Present political turmoil in Middle East may lead Israeli leaders to miscalculate the repercussions of their decisions.

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mauricio malagon - March 2, 2018

Hello Tim,

How long do you figure it will take to build the third temple, assuming it’s built to the same specifications as was Solomon’s second temple? I’ve read various prophecy commentators that just a structure (a partial temple, think like the second Death Star in Star Wars LOL) is needed and the actual commencement of animal sacrifices to fulfill the 3rd temple prophecy in Revelation. I doubt Antichrist will want nothing less but a completed Temple in order to do his abominations.

If the temple is indeed built to biblical specifications such a structure may take anywhere between 2-3 years and longer with today’s building standards. It took Solomon 7 years to build his temple, but he contracted Nephilim to help build that temple (1 kings 9:20-21).

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    Tim McHyde - March 2, 2018

    Mauricio, On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve heard it’s being prefabbed and could only take months. Who can say?

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Jody Finne - May 12, 2018

Tim…I appreciate your insights and sharing of dreams & updates!

Discussing the time near his return to earth, Jesus declared, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:26-27).

In the parable of the ten virgins, five were unprepared and did not have enough oil (sanctification, righteousness) in their lamps when the bridegroom came unexpectedly. They had no light to follow the groom to the bride chamber. Beginning in the sixth chapter of Revelation, the church (bride) is never mentioned again. If God spared Noah, Lot and their righteous family members, why would he condemn the church (5 righteous virgins) to the Great Tribulation? Clearly the 10 virgins parable illustrates that 50% of all “believers” in Yeshua WILL NOT be raptured before the 7 year tribulation begins. 144,000 sealed will be from the 12 tribes of Israel. Young, orthodox Jewish men will conduct the greatest revival of soul winning during the tribulation to save the nation of Israel.

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    Tim McHyde - May 12, 2018

    Jody, where did you get the idea the church is “condemned?” Noah went through the flood (was not taken to heaven) and let me tell you, it was no fun bouncing around in the ark with the stinky animals for a year. Secondly, Noah and Lot were righteous and faithful. Anyone who is righteous and faithful will escape in the end time equivalent of Noah’s ark: Judea. No condemnation in that.

    As for the two parables you mention, neither the Days of Noah/Lot nor the Ten Virgins teaches a pretrib rapture or a 50% rapture rate. Reading my linked studies on them should help you with that as well as my study on the rapture timing and purpose.

    Finally, the 144,000 come not from a few million of the non-believing Jews we see today but mainly from hundreds of millions of Lost Ten Tribes Israelites who believe in Jesus because they are Christians.

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      Jody Finne - May 15, 2018

      If you look at Biblical patterns (which repeat), many of our churches today are no better or different than the 7 ones mentioned in Revelation! Only churches like Philadelphia have been/will be the cherished example, with nothing held against them by the Lamb of God. If there is a rapture, those on earth who become “saints” will have repented and died during the Great Tribulation. They will not take the mark of the beast in their right hand or forehead. Earthly saints (like those who went before them) will overcome all types of persecution and the seal/bowl/trumpet judgments. Some will be comprised of lukewarm Christians, backsliders, and those who didn’t have a personal relationship with Yeshua before the rapture and/or first seal is opened. Many are called but few are chosen for the New Way, narrow path. Perhaps these are the ones protected in Petra or Judea. 144,000 will come from the 12 tribes of Israelites: young male virgins not corrupted by sexual immorality. That’s what I interpreted from Bible readings in Revelation.

      I am optimistic about a Pretrib or midtrib rapture because of the law of separation (wicked vs righteous) and previous escape paths provided by God for his righteous believers (Noah, Lot, Abraham, etc). As a faithful servant, I have procured a Berkey clean water filter and 6 month food supply as preliminary precaution. Starving to death or experiencing dehydration seems less horrific than beheadings which Islamic terrorists use today. We must all prepare psychologically for what’s to come….especially since Europe & Western nations are currently being invaded by economic migrants who also need food, water, shelter and a sustainable source of income.

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Don Zoell - May 14, 2018

I utterly reject your suggestion, that our Lord Jesus will reject many sincere believers….Those who are sincere share their gifts in this life with the poor (as our Lord advised us to do many many times). He tells us that He LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER.

So, how can our dear Lord tell us to get lost (as you put it) and at the same time tell us that He loves us?

Be careful what you say…think about what you are saying.

I agree with you on your understanding of the 144,000…They are
Christians indeed.—–God Bless You.

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    Tim McHyde - May 14, 2018

    Don, All Christians reject the idea that Jesus’ words of rejection in Mt 7:21-23 refer to Christians. But where in the Bible does it say “sincerity” is what salvation is based on? How do you live for eternity in harmony with people who were allowed entrance there because they were merely “sincere?” The only way eternity works is if everyone has adopted the two laws of the Father that Jesus as Lord also requires. Yes, it’s loving of God to make sure eternity is harmonious by laying down the law.

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Laurel - June 7, 2018

Interesting insight, I do not doubt your insight but I feel a bit different as to what may be another outcome. We know our Lord sees all we do and allows us a way to make things right and forgiveness is his way over condemnation. As we well know it took so much to get Trump into office and I think he is the strength we have needed (or the world needs). I also feel we have to get him re-elected and the so-called Coo (Obama, Clinton, etc.) are planning something big to take him out of office as a one term president once his term is up. He said outright we will stand with Israel and fight along with them working to stop the current enemies that threaten Israel before they have a chance to make a move. I feel if Trump stays in office another term he will bring down some of the enemies against Israel and with the US to help fight them we may very well have a chance to change things or even allow a more even playing field, to give them a chance to overcome and turn things around a bit. Not sure if anyone feels the same only stating what I am feeling. One more thing, there is a group; “Jerusalem International Prayer Team (ZION)” that have been making great changes in Israel and continue to do so, it has a very large following of members all over the world and we are making good things happen. For one, the Holocaust Victims who are/were not too fond of the Catholics/Christians have been seeing a different side and feeling our genuine love and support that is being given every day. In addition, we are making life better for the victims, other elders and citizens. The “ZION Museum” is bringing in visitors from all over the world and has been a great success. We have been building apartment buildings from the ground up for the elders who are homeless or living in deplorable situations. Plus so much more is being done each day. I feel this is another positive and I do know it’s bringing the Catholic and Jewish Religions together peacefully and showing the Jewish elders that the Christians do love and want to help. This is coming from the heart not the pocket as the group is paying for everything and not asking anything in return. The only outcome is seeing the elders and the less fortunate live happy and with dignity.

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    Tim McHyde - June 7, 2018

    Laurel, more level playing field? Bring down Israel’s enemies? That’s quite optimistic.

    Iran alone has ten times the population of Israel. Iran will continue to develop nuclear weapons now, even though the deal Trump canceled was terrible and not helping since they lied and cheated on it like Netanyahu showed. I understand your view based on your work with building interfaith bridges, but Isaiah 17 tells us a very costly nuclear war is coming. America will have nothing to do with it, no time to respond it goes so fast.

    As for Jews, they distrust Christians due to the “antichrist/Christ-killers” Christian label on them for centuries. They even say Christians are worse than the Nazis because the “Nazis and their Holocaust only destroyed their bodies, but Christian and their missionary efforts destroy their soul.” I’m sorry to say that’s not changing before Christ returns either. It’s all going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

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Tate - July 3, 2018

Hey Tim!! Question with your new insights of the war in 2022 do you still believe 2024-2030 will be the sabbatical cycle of the 2nd coming? Or does that change the time of when you feel the second coming will be to be in 2016-2023 instead? Thanks!

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