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.
(John 4:14)

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And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb
(Rev 22:1)

For His Glory!


The End Times Commentary

Chapter One

Know The One that knows the end from the very beginning.

How do we know?

By giving heed to His Word!

Everyone seems to be interested in prophecy - I do not know if it is just curiosity, a trait of human nature or something we acquire as we grow.

Our interest in the Creator God should create in us a desire to know what He has in store for us. Wanting to know the future from Him is a proof of our faith in His all-knowing ability. Just watching foretold events unfold is reassuring of the truth of His Word. Paying attention to His prophetic pronouncements can prepare us for the future and spare us much heartache and pain.

That we might hear

This series of messages are mainly meant for the brotherhood in Messiah. The Scripture verses are a reminder to fully study the context of His Word. The goal is to stir in us a zealous desire to know God and His Word, to obey and to hone our relationship with Him; to be able to hear the voice of His Spirit, as we prepare to reign with our King.

Yeshua’s admonishment, (seven times) to the seven churches:

Rev 3:22 (NKJV unless indicated) "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." *

Why pay attention?

Because of His great love for His creation.

Because He wants a relationship with us;

Because He wants us to know Him, trust Him and be part of His family (Kingdom).

Because He knows the end - from the very beginning.

Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, 'My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,'

Isa 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Isa 48:3 " I have declared the former things from the beginning; They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.

Isa 48:5 Even from the beginning I have declared it to you; Before it came to pass I proclaimed it to you…'

YHVH’s Prophetic Word (The Word of the LORD, The Almighty God, The Creator, The Father)

Matthew 5:18 "For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever."

1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the LORD endures forever." Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

Yeshua (Jesus) is the Living Word of God - He speaks the Word of The Father

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 3:34 "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.

John 5:47 "But if you do not believe his (Moses) writings, how will you believe My words?"

Revelation 19:13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

The Word is Spirit and Life

John 6:63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:68 But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Thru The Word we have Life

1 Peter 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword…

John 8:51 "Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."

The Word is Truth

John 17:17 "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 16:13 "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

We are to Hear and Obey His Word

John 8:31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

John 5:24 " Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

The end Times in Scripture is referred to in many terms:

Latter Days

Deut 31:29 "For I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days, because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands."

Dan 10:14 "Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come."

Time of the End

Dan 12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."

Dan 12:9 And he said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

End of the Days - Till the end

Dan 12:13 "But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days."

The last Days

Gen 49:1 And Jacob called his sons and said, "Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days: 2 Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father.

Times far off

Ezek 12:27 "Son of man, look, the house of Israel is saying, 'The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.'

The end of this Age

Matt 13:39 "The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.

Jacob’s Trouble - A Time of Trouble - Day of trouble - At that time (Note; there can be deliverance at this time)

Jer 30:7 Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob's trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

Prov 3:25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;

Jer 8:15 "We looked for peace, but no good came; And for a time of health, and there was trouble!

Daniel 12:1 "At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Everyone who is found written in the book.

Mark 13:8 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Sounds like the wrath of God in The Revelation)

Ps 27:5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.

Ps 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."

Nah 1:7 The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.

Day of Judgment - Hour of trial

2 Peter 2:9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,

Rev 19:2 "For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her."

Rev 3:10 "Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

Rev 11:18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth."

The day of the LORD or the LORD’s wrath, anger… (Note; this usage is in many books of the Bible)

Joel 2:11 The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?

Zeph 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near; It is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the LORD is bitter; There the mighty men shall cry out. 15 That day is a day of wrath, A day of trouble and distress, A day of devastation and desolation, A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness,

Isa 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts Shall come upon everything proud and lofty, Upon everything lifted up -- And it shall be brought low --

Isa 13:6 Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isa 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.

Isa 34:8 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Jer 46:10 For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, A day of vengeance, That He may avenge Himself on His adversaries. The sword shall devour; It shall be satiated and made drunk with their blood; For the Lord GOD of hosts has a sacrifice …

Lam 2:22 "You have invited as to a feast day The terrors that surround me. In the day of the LORD's anger There was no refugee or survivor. Those whom I have borne and brought up My enemies have destroyed."

Ezek 30:3 For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.

Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand: (Revelation 1:1 says …things which must shortly take place)

Joel 2:11 The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?

Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.

Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near (root denotes being or coming) in the valley of decision.

Amos 5:18 Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For what good is the day of the LORD to you? It will be darkness, and not light.

Obadiah 1:15 " For the day of the LORD upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.

Zephaniah 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near; It is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the LORD is bitter; There the mighty men shall cry out.

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be able to deliver them In the day of the LORD's wrath; But the whole land shall be devoured By the fire of His jealousy, For He will make speedy riddance Of all those who dwell in the land.

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden In the day of the LORD's anger.

Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.

Acts 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.

1Cor 5:5 deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1Thess 5:2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

2Pet 3:10 But 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.

Then the Good News: Yeshua’s return, after the wrath of God to set up His 1,000 year reign, spoken of as The Kingdom of God.

At the end of this age; "The Days are Coming"; "At that time"; "In the Latter Days" or "In those Days"

Hos 3:5 Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days.

Jeremiah 23:5-6 " Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Jeremiah 33:15-16 'In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David A Branch of righteousness…

Jeremiah 50:4-5 " In those days and in that time," says the LORD, "The children of Israel shall come, They and the children of Judah together; With continual weeping they shall come, And seek the LORD their God. They shall ask the way to Zion, With their faces toward it, saying, 'Come and let us join ourselves to the LORD In a perpetual covenant That will not be forgotten.'

Ezekiel 34:23 "I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them -- My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.


2Tim 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived (end times). 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Next time some End Time Prophecies.

*The scripture references are not exhaustive; they are to give the essence of their heading



Our responsibility is to

Know the Word

Do Heed - Listen - Understand

Prov 30:5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

Prov 1:6 To understand a proverb and an enigma, The words of the wise and their riddles.

Prov 1:23 Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.

Prov 4:4 He also taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.

Prov 4:20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.

Prov 22:21 That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, That you may answer words of truth To those who send to you?

Prov 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction, And your ears to words of knowledge.

Do not

Prov 3:25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;

Prov 4:5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

Prov 13:13 He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

Prov 19:27 Cease listening to instruction, my son, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Prov 29:20 Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Prov 30:6 Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.


Like the Most High

Be holy and morally blameless

Psalm 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.

Ps 18:30 As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

Ps 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right, And all His work is done in truth.

Ps 33:6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

Ps 147:15 He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.

Ps 103:20 Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.

Ps 105:19 Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the LORD tested him.

Prayer of the saints

Ps 119:9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.

Ps 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me.

Ps 119:11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You!

Ps 119:160 The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.

Ps 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.

Ps 138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O LORD, When they hear the words of Your mouth.

Ps 107:20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

Ps 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.


Being Effective

"How much of yourself do you engage when you pray? God’s Word tells us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. For it is possible to pray without being fully engaged. Do we want our prayers to be effective? The Word says that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Fervent prayers are not offered while we are distracted. They occur when we are intently focused and involve our mind, will, and emotions, even the position of our body. This is a demanding task, but we have His promise that if we are fully engaged in prayer, our prayers will be effective."

Liberty and God’s Word

"Do you enjoy your liberty and abundance and feel that you live in a world where all alternatives are open to you, and that you can have them all? Yet God’s Word tells you to choose this day whom you will serve. For you cannot serve two masters. He who is not for me is against me. It is an illusion to think that you can have all things. Do not be discouraged by this, but rejoice. For understanding this releases you from the burden of endless pursuits. Not all choices are good. In choosing the better part, you willingly let go of things that are not the best for you. Choose those things that He has set before you. Choose Him and you will have the best."

(Adapted from a Dale Cresap blog)


An inspiring tribute to the Bible, Mount of Olives Bible Center:

"The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of life, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Read it to be wise; believe it to be safe; practice it to be holy. It gives light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the soldier’s sword, the Christian’s chart. Here Paradise is restored, heaven is opened, and the gates of hell are described. Christ is its theme, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, a river of pleasure, and a garden of flowers. It is given us in life, will be open in judgment, and remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifle with its sacred contents."



Did you know there are Sequoias in Michigan?


For the do-it-yourselfer: Just Think!!!

What am I going to do with all those old license plates?

How shall I fix that broken car door handle?

How to fix my problem of running out of trunk space?

This might make a better back bumper?