The word that came to Jeremiah from YHWH, saying, (2) Thus speaketh YHWH Elohim of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book. (3) For, lo, the days come, saith YHWH, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith YHWH: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. (4) And these are the words that YHWH spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. (5) For thus saith YHWH; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. (6) Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? (7) Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. (8) For it shall come to pass in that day, saith YHWH of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: (9) But they shall serve YHWH their Elohim, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. (10) Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith YHWH; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. (11) For I am with thee, saith YHWH, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished. (12) For thus saith YHWH, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous. (13) There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines. (14) All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased. (15) Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee. (16) Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. (17) For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith YHWH; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. (18) Thus saith YHWH; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof. (19) And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. (20) Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. (21) And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith YHWH. (22) And ye shall be my people, and I will be your Elohim. (23) Behold, the whirlwind of YHWH goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. (24) The fierce anger of YHWH shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it. (Jeremiah 30:1-24 RNKJV)
In Jeremiah 30 YHVH instructs Jeremiah to write the words that he speaks to him because the days were coming when he would return (repent) or bring home both his people Israel and Judah. He promised that he would cause them to possess the land which he had given their fathers.
That time has come. In fulfillment of Luke 21:24 Yahudah (Judah) received recognition of Ysrael as a nation from the UN on November 29, 1947. In June of 1967 YHVH delivered Yerushalem (Jerusalem) according to Luke 21:24 out from under the feet of the Gentiles into Yahudah’s (Judah’s) control, although they did not fully follow the commandments of YHVH in possessing it. While Yahudah (Jews) are predominantly the recognized possessors of the land, Yoseph (Joseph)/Ephraim with the majority of all the 13 tribes have yet to return to the land. The time has come in 2016 for the release of the captivity (exiles) of Israel and Judah from all the countries and nations where they have been scattered. In 2017, 50th year Yobel (Jubilee) from 1967 and the 70th year fulfillment since the decreed resolution recognized Israel as a nation, it is now time for all Ysrael to come out of the modern day world system that is like Babylon, Egypt, and Sodom.
In fulfillment of Ezekiel 20:35 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-14 YHVH will bring the House of Ysrael (Israel) into the wilderness of the people and not allow us to serve idols of wood and stone as it is in our mind to do (Ezekiel 20:31-32). The Adversary, Satan, will be forced down (highly probable at Feast of Passover/Unleavened Bread 2017) and take his stand, the Abomination Desolation, in Yerushalem (Jerusalem,). See Daniel 11:29-45 & 12:7-11, Matthew 24:15-29; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-14; Rev 12:7-17. It will take a Strong’s concordance to see that 2 Thess 2 is the same event that is recorded in Rev 12:7-17, because of several words that were chosen to translate the scripture into English (King James Version and other versions). This period has been identified as “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7). The worst of this time will occur during a period of a time, times, and half a time or 3.5 years, or 1260 days. Like Pharaoh, the Man of Sin possessed by Satan will go after the woman (the bride of Messiah) but she will be protected in the wilderness (Ezek 20:35; Isa 4:1-6; Rev 12:14-17). The Great Tribulation which is this time of Jacob’s trouble will end according to Matthew 24:29. Matthew 24:29 establishes that this will all take place before the seventh, last trumpet of Revelation when the resurrection of the righteous to meet Mashiach in the air occurs in Matthew 24:31 in fulfillment of Deut 30:1-6 (1 Thess 4:13-18; 1 Cor 15:52). Note that immediately after the tribulation of those days (Matt 24:29-31; Mark 13:24-27) are events leading up to the resurrection of the “called out ones”. Following is the order of fulfillment beginning with the historic restoration of the Nation of Israel and Jerusalem to Yahudah (Judah or Jews):
(1) Israel established birthed as a nation again, in one day, November 29, 1947 UN decreed/May 15, 1948 Judah established, before the travail comes (Isa 66:7-9).
(2) Luke 21:24 already fulfilled from 1959- June 1967 Six Day War) YHVH delivers all Jerusalem into Judah’s hands.
(3) Daily caused to cease 30 day’s before the 1260 days begins (30+1260=1290; Daniel 12:7-11). This is anticipated to take place at Purim on the 15th of the 1st month 30 days before Unleavened Bread 2017, the anniversary day of the Exodus from Egypt.
(4) The Abomination Desolation period of Great tribulation for 3.5 years (Daniel 12:11; Matt 24:15; Mark 13:14-24, Rev 12:7-14; also Rev 11). Anticipated to start feast of Passover/Unleavened Bread 2017 and continue to three years and six months later in 2020 at the Feast of Tabernacles.
(5) The sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. Anticipated some time after Tabernacles 2020.
(6) Then the sign of the Son of man shall appear in heaven (not the son of man but his sign – a resurrection of the two witnesses before the 7th trumpet) (Rev 11:11-13) Anticipated some time after Tabernacles 2020.
(7) and then all the tribes of the earth mourn and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory and he shall gather together his elect (chosen) from the four winds from one end of heaven to the other. Anticipated some time after Tabernacles 2020.
(8) After the 7th last trump sounds (Revelation 11:15-19; 16:1-21) and the saints are lifted up above the fiery wrath that is to follow then the seven bowls or vials of God’s (ELHYM’s) wrath will be poured out upon the Beast and the wicked unrighteous. This will end with Yahoshah returning with his resurrected saints to conqueror the Promised Land like Joshua (Yahoshah) and bring us into full possession of our inheritance. (Zech 14; Rev 19) Anticipated some time after Tabernacles 2020.
We don’t know in what year Yahoshah will return to earth. He established in scripture that the period of the Abomination Desolation with its following events will occur before the resurrection of the dead in Mashiach (Messiah or Christ) and his return to reign over the earth from Yerushalem (Jerusalem). His people are now being called to return (repent) to him and to forsake the sins of desire for evil things, idolatry, fornication, tempting Messiah (Christ), and murmuring (1 Cor 10:6-13). If we love Yahoshah (Jesus) we will keep his commandments and avoid being called least in the Kingdom of Heaven by seeking to do and teach all, even the least, of his commandments (Matt 5:16-19). We don’t keep his commandments to be saved. We keep them because we have been saved by the loving Savior’s blood of his New (Renewed) Covenant and because we love him in return.
The time of Jacob’s Trouble, the Great Tribulation, is going to test our love for him, and our faith and hope in him. Like Job patiently endured his trial, we must endure our trial to the end. If we are not committed to living by every word that proceeds from the mouth of ELHYM (God), we will stumble and fall under temptation/tribulation.
On the anniversary of the first Abomination Desolation or the Feast of Dedication (Lights), December 25, we are presented again with a choice of who we will serve. We can not serve the idols of Christmas (Zeus, Jupiter, Santa Claus, Trees, etc) and serve YHVH ELHYM (the LORD our God). We must choose the idols and lusts of darkness or The Light of the World, Yahoshah haMashiach (Jesus the Christ). If we don’t choose to serve YHVH our Heavenly Father while it is easy to choose, how will we in a few months when we will under force be told not to serve him?
The Feast of Hanukkah (The Feast of Dedication, John 10:22), also called the Feast of Lights is a time when we should dedicate or rededicate our spirits, souls, and bodies to YHVH’s Way, Truth, and Life in serving him according to his will and not our own. Let us not feed our lusts but rather nourish our love for him and the fruit of his love in us. Lets cleanup out temple (spirit, soul, and body) and prepare for the troublesome days ahead. Love is a choice, not a feeling. Let us choose to love YHVH ELHYM (the LORD God) with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Likewise let us choose to love our neighbor as ourself.
If YHVH didn’t start it why do we keep it going? Jesus Christ (Yahoshah Mashiach) is not the reason for the season of Christmas. He is the reason for the Feast of Dedication, also called the Feast of Lights (John 8:12-10:42). After the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah), Yahoshah (Jesus) returned to a place of cleansing (baptism). Let us also return to the place of the Cross (Tav) or Covenant, where in Him we died, to sin as we’re buried with him in baptism, so that we can now walk in the newness of the Spirit of Life in Mashiach Yahoshah (Christ Jesus). Lastly, be of good cheer. The great worldly tribulation is coming but Yahoshah (Jesus) has already overcome the world (John 6:33). Although YHVH, as he said, makes an end of all nations, he promised that he would not make a full end of the House of Israel and Judah. He will punish us in part but a remnant shall return to him. Yahoshah (Jesus), like the first Adam, does not have his whole body used to form his bride, but will take her out of his body and present her to himself without spot, wrinkle, or any such thing, holy and without blemish (Eph 5:25-27). His bride will be composed of the wise virgins who will be ready when he comes. They will pass the bridegrooms test in drinking of the cup and being baptized in the fiery trial. They will enter the bride chamber with the bridegroom (Matthew 25:10) We are not to be like foolish virgins who have defiled themselves in not keeping enough oil and light in their lamps to walk right. YHVH will judge the adulterous woman of the world who rides on the beast. (Numbers 5:11-31; Lam 1:15; Matt 25:1-13; Rev 14:19-20; 19:15)