As the world endures abnormal weather conditions and is rocked by increasingly intensive earthquakes, not to mention the constant threats of war and disease, many ask the obvious question…
“Why is this happening..?”
This may come as a surprise to some, but there are a number of people who knew this was coming and are prepared…
…These people are those who know and believe what is written in Scripture and was spoken by the Messiah nearly 2000 years ago…
When asked by His disciples about His second coming and judgement of the wicked, this is what He warned:
Matthew 24:4-13 “And Yahushua answering, said to them, ‘Take heed that no one leads you astray. 5 For many shall come in My Name, saying, “I am ha’Mashiaḥ,” and they shall lead many astray. 6 And you shall begin to hear of fightings and reports of fightings. See that you are not troubled, for these have to take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and reign against reign. And there shall be scarcities of food, and deadly diseases, and earthquakes in places. 8 And all these are the beginning of birth pains. 9 Then they shall deliver you up to affliction and kill you, and you shall be hated by all nations for My Name’s sake. 10 And then many shall stumble, and they shall deliver up one another, and shall hateone another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise up and lead many astray. 12 And because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many shall become cold. 14 “But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved.’ ”
Reading further in the Scriptures reveals some more signs to look for…
Read through the list and ask yourself if any of these signs are visible in society today…
2 Timothy 3:1-4 “But know this, that in the last days hard times shall come. For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, thankless, wrong-doers, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, haters of good, betrayers, reckless,puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim.”
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF…
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it…”
All these evil practices aren’t new, but the “increase in lawlessness” is what’s worthy to note…
Yahushua the Messiah also warned that signs of His return would reflect those of Noah’s day:
Mat 24:37-39 “And as the days of Noaḥ, so also shall the coming of the Bĕn of Aḏam be. 38 For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark, 39 and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Bĕn of Aḏam be.”
The Scriptures reveal why Yahweh destroyed the world with a flood:
Gen 6:5-7 “And YHWH saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And YHWH was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 And YHWH said, ‘I am going to wipe off man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping creature and birds of the shamayim, for I am sorry that I have made them.’ ”
Yahweh doesn’t “wipe off” people from the face of the earth for no reason, and this is where we come to the crux of the matter…
Yahweh defines “lawlessness, “evil” and “wickedness” in His Word – the Scriptures as disobedience to His Commands (Torah). People through history have asked why Yahweh has treated His people Israel with such harshness yet Scripture tells us why:
Jer 22:8-9 “And many gentiles shall pass by this city, and they shall say to one another, ‘Why has YHWHdone so to this great city?’ 9 Then they shall say, ‘Because they have forsaken the Covenant of YHWH their Elohim, and bowed themselves to other mighty ones and served them.’ ”
2 Kings 17:13-14 “And YHWH warned Yisra’ĕl and Yahuḏah, through all of His neḇi’im, and every seer, saying, “Turn back from your evil ways, and guard My Commands and My Laws, according to all the Torah which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the neḇi’im.” 14 But they did not listen and hardened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not put their trust in YHWHtheir Elohim…”
The disobedience is not only against the “Ten Commandments”; but “Commands”, “Laws” and “all the Torah”
Nehemyah 9:29 “…and warned them, to bring them back to Your Torah. But they acted proudly, and did not obey Your Commands, and sinned against Your Right-Rulings, ‘which if a man does, he shall live by them.’ And they gave the rebellious shoulder and hardened their necks, and would not hear.”
Zecharyah 7:12 And they made their hearts like flint against hearing the Torah, and the Words, which YHWH of hosts had sent by His Ruaḥ through the former neḇi’im. Therefore great wrath came from YHWH of hosts.”
You might be getting a few clues to what these “natural” disasters are pointing to…
WHY ALL THESE DISASTERS?
History is about to repeat itself at an intensity never before seen:
Matthew 24:21 “For then there shall be great distress, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
These words of Yahushua the Messiah are speaking of this prophecy of Yeshayah from the First Covenant:
Isaiyah 24:1-5 “See, YHWH is making the earth empty and making it waste, and shall overturn its surface, and shall scatter abroad its inhabitants… 3 the earth is completely emptied and utterly plundered, for YHWHhas spoken this word. 4 The earth shall mourn and wither, the world shall languish and wither, the haughty people of the earth shall languish. 5 For the earth has been defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the Torot, changed the Law, broken the everlasting Covenant. Therefore a curse shall consume the earth, and those who dwell in it be punished. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth shall be burned, and few men shall be left.”
So… the peoples of the earth are being punished because they have broken His covenant – His laws!
The Renewed Covenant also warns of this current age that those who reject this Truth will not be saved from this punishment and will be deluded into believing a lie:
1 Thessalonians 2:9-12 “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, in order for them to be saved. 11 And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood, 12 in order that all should be judged who did not believe the truth, but have delighted in the unrighteousness.”
Don’t expect all your wealth and possessions to save you… Hundreds of thousands of Jews and others who were herded into concentration camps had swallowed their gold and diamonds and did it get them anywhere?
Here’s a prophecy of the end days from Scripture:
Ezekiel 7:19 “They throw their silver into the streets, and their gold becomes as filth. Their silver and their gold is unable to deliver them in the day of the wrath of YHWH. They do not satisfy their appetite, nor fill their stomachs, because it has been their stumbling-block of wickedness.”
Reading through the numerous accounts of Jewish victims and survivors of the Nazi death camps you will find that many acknowledged the fact that they were undergoing the holocaust because they had forsaken the Torah: The Covenant of Yahweh.
IS THERE ANY HOPE?
The Scriptures again give us the answer on how to get through the wrath of Yahweh:
Zephanyah 2:1-3 “Gather together, gather together, O nation without shame, 2 before the decree is born – the day shall pass on like chaff – before the burning wrath of YHWH comes upon you, before the day of wrath of YHWH comes upon you! 3 Seek YHWH, all you meek ones of the earth, who have done His Right-Ruling. Seek righteousness, seek meekness, if so be that you are hidden in the day of wrath of YHWH.”
Obedience to Yahweh’s commands is a prerequisite for being part of His chosen people, and anyone could join Israel by following His Commands:
Isa 56:6-7 “Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to YHWH, to serve Him, and to love the Name of YHWH, to be His servants, all who guard the Shabbath, and not profane it, and hold fast to My Covenant – 7 them I shall bring to My qodesh mountain…”
Yahweh has shown enduring love and patience for 2000 years since His Son and His Covenant was rejected by Israel and Judah. Yah has continued to withhold pouring out His cup of wrath on this world and all those who reject and refuse to guard His Commands.
This coming tribulation is His last resort to warn those have ears to hear…
Yahweh’s Word, His prophets, His Son and apostles throughout time have consistently called for the same thing:
“But you, you shall guard My Laws and My Right-Rulings, and not do any of these abominations, the native nor stranger who sojourns among you…” (Leviticus 18:26)
“Thus said the Master YHWH, “Repent, and turn back from your idols, and turn back your faces from all your abominations.” (Ezekiel 14:6)
“Repent, for the reign of the shamayim has come near!” For this is he who was spoken of by the naḇi Yeshayahu, saying, “A voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of YHWH, make His paths straight.’ ” (Matthew 3:2-3)
“Repent, and let each one of you be immersed in the Name of Yahushua ha’Mashiaḥ for the forgiveness of sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Ruaḥ ha’Qodesh.” Acts 2:38
THERE IS SALVATION THROUGH HIS NAME!
Joel 2:32 “And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of YHWH shall be delivered. For on Mount Tsiyon and in Yerushalayim there shall be an escape as YHWH has said, and among the remnant whom YHWH calls.
Aside from preparing yourself spiritually you would have to be very shortsighted not to prepare physically for some of these prophetic disasters coming to this world. In case you forgot already Yahushua warned of, “scarcities of food, and deadly diseases, and earthquakes” (Matt 24:7) as some of the end-time signs not to mention some of the seals and trumpets prophesied in the book of Revelation!
Just ask yourself what you would do in the case of a natural disaster like New Orleans or more recently Indonesia and Japan. Surely you would want to have a pack of some basic survival equipment on hand that you could grab within the few minutes before you flee?
Even the Scriptures give hints about being ready to escape the coming wrath:
“…then let those who are in Yahuḏah flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the house-top not come down to take whatever out of his house. And let him who is in the field not turn back to get his garments. And woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing children in those days! And pray that your flight does not take place in winter or on the Shabbath. For then there shall be great distress, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matthew 24:16-21)
Proverbs 27:12 “A clever man foresees calamity, hides himself; The simple shall go on, they are punished.”
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