Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb
For His Glory!
The Return of Messiah as King
(For the 1,000 year reign of ‘The Kingdom of God’)
Mark 11:10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!"
John 12:15"Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming…"
(all Scripture from NAS unless indicated - bolding by MEM)
Yeshua (Jesus), as promised, is coming!
Matt 24:27"For just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. …30 …and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.
Matt 24:3And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
We may not know the day or hour - however be ready
Matt 24:37"For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. …39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.
Matt 24:42"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
Matt 24:44"For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
Mark 13:35"Therefore, be on the alert -- for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, at cockcrowing, or in the morning -- 26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
How are we to wait?
Rev 16:15("Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his garments, lest he walk about naked and men see his shame.")
Luke 12:35"Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps alight. 36 And be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those slaves whom the master shall find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. 38 Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. 39 And be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 40 You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."
1John 2:28And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
Rev 3:11'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.
1Cor 15:58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
The need for His return
1Cor 15:25For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death.
Heb 10:37For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay.
John 5:28"Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs shall hear His voice,
1Thess 4:15For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep.
1Thess 3:13so that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
Woe to those that do not know God; that do not obey the gospel…
2Thess 1:5This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering. 6 For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7 and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, 8 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed -- for our testimony to you was believed.
Rev 2:16'Repent therefore; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
2Thess 2:8And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
2Pet 3:12looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, on account of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
Lo the days may be bleak - be Patient - He is Coming
Jas 5:7Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. 8 You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
2Pet 1:16For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
Rev 1:7Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. Even so. Amen.
Rev 21:2And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
At Yeshua’s return there will be a resurrection(first) of those in Messiah
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Thess 4:14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Corinthians 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
Matthew 24:31 "And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
1Cor 15:23But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,
And we shall be like Him
1John 3:2Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is.
1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
The Fall Feast picture this wonderful event(See Leviticus 23; and related sections)
There will be a great change in our mortal bodies…
1Cor 15:51Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
Our prayer for the saints of YHVH
1Thess 5:23Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 8:12"I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion. 13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverted mouth, I hate. 14 Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. 15 By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. 17 I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.
In the Proverbs we find the Wisdom of Elohim being first and foremost. And we must seek it - it is found in YHVH’s word and is understood by His Spirit. Being obedient and being attentive to that Word will prepare us to be rulers in the coming Kingdom of God.
Rev 1:6 (KJV)And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev 5:10(KJV)And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Exodus 19:5 (NAS)'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;
"Don’t worry too much about where you come from, it is where you are going that truly matters."
Where are you going? YHVH created you to be in His likeness and in His image… think of that potential.
It is our position that the Feasts of YHVH picture the plan of Salvation for mankind. The spring Feasts (Holy Days) were about Yeshua’s first coming and the fall Feasts (seventh month on His calendar) picture His return.
YHVH’s Appointed times, His holy convocations
Lev 23:1The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, 'The LORD's appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations -- My appointed times are these:
The Fall Feast(Seventh Month) Begins with the Feast of Trumpets
(Here listed are those of the Seventh month of Elohim’s calendar)
Lev 23:23Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month on the first of the month, you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 'You shall not do any laborious work…'"
Seventh Month Day of Atonement
Lev 23:26And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 27 "On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble your souls and present an offering by fire to the LORD. 28 Neither shall you do any work on this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the LORD your God. 29 If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people. 30 As for any person who does any work on this same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.
Lev 23:31"You shall do no work at all. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. 32 It is to be a Sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth of the month at evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your Sabbath."
Seventh Month Feast of Tabernacles (Booths)
Lev 23:33Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 34 "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the LORD. 35 'On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind. 36 'For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.
Lev 23:37'These are the appointed times of the LORD which you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to present offerings by fire to the LORD -- burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and libations, each day's matter on its own day --
Lev 23:39'On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the LORD for seven days, with a rest on the first day and a rest on the eighth day. 40 'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.
Lev 23:41'You shall thus celebrate it as a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 'You shall live in booths for seven days; all the native-born in Israel shall live in booths, 43 so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'"
Lev 23:44So Moses declared to the sons of Israel the appointed times of the LORD.
Our primary objective as we await the Return of Messiah is the come to know our Creator, our Savior.
How do you read this account?
Acts 1:1The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when He was taken up, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. 3 To these He also presented Himself alive, after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.
Acts 1:4And gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
Acts 1:6And so when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, "Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?"
Acts 1:7He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; 8 but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
Acts 1:9And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was departing, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them; 11 and they also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."
Heb 9:28So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and to them that look for him he will appear the second time without sin to salvation.
Therefore: Says Paul the Apostle to Timothy
1Tim 6:18Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
Thy Kingdom Come!
Eph 4:4We are all one body, we have the same Spirit, and we have all been called to the same glorious future.
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite Hope."
Martin Luther King Jr.
"God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him."
1Pet 1:13Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
"When God comes down, He removes the immovable difficulties. When God comes down, the impossible becomes reality. God moves on behalf of the one who waits."
"God gives us hopes and dreams for certain things to happen in our lives, but He doesn’t always allow us to see the exact timing of His plan."
2Cor 4:16Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
"If you have been reduced to God being your only hope, you are in a good place."
"In all things it is better to hope than to despair."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Titus 3:7that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
"My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here."
"Faith goes up the stairs that Love has built and looks out of the windows which Hope has opened."
Charles H. Spurgeon
How does God feel about issues we face today?
The "I am" is coming back. You have His word on that. The Word gives some clues as to what to look for, and people have taken these and built highly detailed scenarios about how it will happen. None of them are correct. Many have even set dates and suffered the embarrassment of watching them come and go. The problem is that if you can imagine it and articulate it, then it is too small. He created the world in a week and has had all the time since then to stage His triumphal return. It will be the ultimate event, full of redemption and love. You will finally know the meaning of the word ‘awesome’. Stay tuned.
(Adopted from a blog post by Dale Cresap)
Be ready at all times
My boss phoned me today, he said, "Is everything okay at the office?"
Remember:If your mind goes blank, don’t forget to turn off the sound.
As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness; I will be satisfied
with Thy likeness when I awake.
Blessed be YHVH(Genesis 14:20 And blessed be God Most High…)
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