How to preserve our nation.

Feb 19 message:
Teach our children:
The right to protect our self is a GOD given right, not a privilege.
Teach them not to fear guns. Guns save many more lives than people take with them.
Teach them how to grow a garden, and kill a deer.
Make them take a hunter safety course. Learn to handle a firearm.
Teach patriotism. Say the pledge, stand for the anthem.
Put our founder’s pictures back on the walls of our public schools.
Put our Constitution, Preamble and Bill of Rights back into our schools. Put them in our churches, our public buildings, and our businesses.
Teach the uniqueness of being American, not a “global citizen”, and that being different, or a LEGAL immigrant does not make you any less of an American.
Teach them the dangers and failures of socialism. Great idea on paper, doesn’t work, has never worked, won’t ever work.
Teach them how to balance a checkbook. Change a tire. Check the oil. Check the radiator.
Teach them how to fold an American flag. Teach them reverence for it.
Teach them that soldiers don’t start war, but they have a right not to die in combat.
Teach them that freedom isn’t free, it comes with a cost. And some gave all.
Teach them to respect our elders, and their parents.
Teach them to respect our veterans, living and dead.
Teach them to love America, with all her imperfections and shortcomings.
To love God’s people, Israel.
Teach them to vote. To not be afraid to speak truth to power, not to be afraid to get involved in politics, lest, as Plato said, they be ruled by fools who did.
Teach them that they are AMERICANS, not “global citizens”.
Teach them the sanctity of human life. At any age. Childbirth is much safer, and much more honorable than abortion.
Make them aware of the evil that would enslave us.
Teach them that we have a moral imperative to follow and obey just laws, and an even greater imperative to disobey unjust ones.
Teach them about who Alinski was, make them familiar with “rules for radicals”, to help them understand the present evil in the world.
Teach them that a restraining order is just a piece of paper. Bad people don’t follow the rules.
Teach them that the bad guys don’t follow the rules. Count on them NOT to.
Teach them the best remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
Teach them that some lessons in life are more expensive than others.
Teach our children to believe. In God. In themselves. In others.
Teach our children to love themselves. To love the unlovable. To go where others fear to tread.
Teach our kids that it is not a perfect world. Never has been, won’t ever be.
Teach our kids that the only thing certain in life is change, and lots of that.
Teach them that you love them in their failures just as much as you do in their successes.
Teach them to love others in the same way. And God loves them even more than you do.
Teach our children to pray. Pray with them. Let them see you pray. Let them know you love Jesus, so they won’t have any doubts, and the preacher won’t have to lie at your funeral.
Teach them that they will fail, and others will fail them. Love them anyway.
Teach them that its impossible to describe what it feels like to pick a cat up by the tail, but they’ll never forget it once they do.
Teach them that there will be times when they don’t like their friends, even their spouses a whole lot, don’t let that be a deal breaker.
Teach them to be agreeable, to find common ground with people verses differences.
You’ll never learn anything from someone you completely agree with.
Don’t talk religion, politics or relationships at work.
If someone is a gossip, they’ll talk about you too.
Teach them not to value differences more than they do their relationship. Most things aren’t worth being right about anyway.
Teach them to chase their dreams, pursue their passions, reach for the stars.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Never accept failure until after you’ve tried at least twice.
Never allow anyone to dictate who you can be friends with, but we are all judged by the company we keep.
You can’t fix stupid. Don’t try.
Teach them to judge folks based on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
Teach them to “do right” and have empathy for others.
Teach them to be grateful, and content with what they have.
Teach them that locks are for honest people.
Teach them that it’s not a perfect world. Life isn’t fair. Don’t expect it to be.
The best remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
Sweat doesn’t cost much, but it can save you a fortune.
Some things cost too much to fix and aren’t worth the trouble.
The most expensive things are usually not the highest quality, whereas the cheapest things are usually a shade below what you paid for it.
The Joneses have nicer things, but they’re most often more broke than you are.
Never carry a knife to a gunfight.
Best to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.
When in doubt, overdress. Its easier to take off a jacket than it is to put on one you don’t have.
Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.
Be content with what you have.
Never judge anything before its time.
Never speak on anything you don’t have all the facts about.
Your word is your bond. Be stingy with it.
The best way to lose a friend is to loan them money. Banks require collateral for a reason.
There are usually at least two sides to every story. You’ll find the truth between these two.
God may not move the mountain for you, but he will help to climb it. He may not part the seas, but he’ll help you stay afloat. He may not quench the fire, but he will get in there with you.
The booger man doesn’t exist. Nor does the tooth fairy.
Teach them that the sky is not falling, The seas are not rising, and there is plenty of room, and plenty of food on this planet for everyone. Don’t be afraid things you have no control over.
God says “as long as the earth endures, hot and cold, summer and winter shall never cease”.
Be generous, but don’t be stupid about it. If you think someone is trying to take you for a fool, they are.

How to save America

Teach our children:
The right to protect our self is a GOD given right, not a privilege.
Teach them not to fear guns. Guns save many more lives than people take with them.
Teach them how to grow a garden, and kill a deer.
Make them take a hunter safety course. Learn to handle a firearm.
Teach patriotism. Say the pledge, stand for the anthem.
Put our founder’s pictures back on the walls of our public schools.
Put our Constitution, Preamble and Bill of Rights back into our schools. Put them in our churches, our public buildings, and our businesses.
Teach the uniqueness of being American, not a “global citizen”, and that being different, or a LEGAL immigrant does not make you any less of an American.
Teach them the dangers and failures of socialism. Great idea on paper, doesn’t work, has never worked, won’t ever work.
Teach them how to balance a checkbook. Change a tire. Check the oil. Check the radiator.
Teach them how to fold an American flag. Teach them reverence for it.
Teach them that soldiers don’t start war, but they have a right not to die in combat.
Teach them that freedom isn’t free, it comes with a cost. And some gave all.
Teach them to respect our elders, and their parents.
Teach them to respect our veterans, living and dead.
Teach them to love America, with all her imperfections and shortcomings.
To love God’s people, Israel.
Teach them to vote. To not be afraid to speak truth to power, not to be afraid to get involved in politics, lest, as Plato said, they be ruled by fools who did.
Teach them that they are AMERICANS, not “global citizens”.
Teach them the sanctity of human life. At any age. Childbirth is much safer, and much more honorable than abortion.
Make them aware of the evil that would enslave us.
Teach them that we have a moral imperative to follow and obey just laws, and an even greater imperative to disobey unjust ones.
Teach them about who Alinski was, make them familiar with “rules for radicals”, to help them understand the present evil in the world.
Teach them that a restraining order is just a piece of paper. Bad people don’t follow the rules.
Teach them that the bad guys don’t follow the rules. Count on them NOT to.
Teach them the best remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
Teach them that some lessons in life are more expensive than others.
Teach our children to believe. In God. In themselves. In others.
Teach our children to love themselves. To love the unlovable. To go where others fear to tread.
Teach our kids that it is not a perfect world. Never has been, won’t ever be.
Teach our kids that the only thing certain in life is change, and lots of that.
Teach them that you love them in their failures just as much as you do in their successes.
Teach them to love others in the same way. And God loves them even more than you do.
Teach our children to pray. Pray with them. Let them see you pray. Let them know you love Jesus, so they won’t have any doubts, and the preacher won’t have to lie at your funeral.
Teach them that they will fail, and others will fail them. Love them anyway.
Teach them that its impossible to describe what it feels like to pick a cat up by the tail, but they’ll never forget it once they do.
Teach them that there will be times when they don’t like their friends, even their spouses a whole lot, don’t let that be a deal breaker.
Teach them to be agreeable, to find common ground with people verses differences.
You’ll never learn anything from someone you completely agree with.
Don’t talk religion, politics or relationships at work.
If someone is a gossip, they’ll talk about you too.
Teach them not to value differences more than they do their relationship. Most things aren’t worth being right about anyway.
Teach them to chase their dreams, pursue their passions, reach for the stars.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Never accept failure until after you’ve tried at least twice.
Never allow anyone to dictate who you can be friends with, but we are all judged by the company we keep.
You can’t fix stupid. Don’t try.
Teach them to judge folks based on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
Teach them to “do right” and have empathy for others.
Teach them to be grateful, and content with what they have.
Teach them that locks are for honest people.
Teach them that it’s not a perfect world. Life isn’t fair. Don’t expect it to be.
The best remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
Sweat doesn’t cost much, but it can save you a fortune.
Some things cost too much to fix and aren’t worth the trouble.
The most expensive things are usually not the highest quality, whereas the cheapest things are usually a shade below what you paid for it.
The Joneses have nicer things, but they’re most often more broke than you are.
Never carry a knife to a gunfight.
Best to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.
When in doubt, overdress. Its easier to take off a jacket than it is to put on one you don’t have.
Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.
Be content with what you have.
Never judge anything before its time.
Never speak on anything you don’t have all the facts about.
Your word is your bond. Be stingy with it.
The best way to lose a friend is to loan them money. Banks require collateral for a reason.
There are usually at least two sides to every story. You’ll find the truth between these two.
God may not move the mountain for you, but he will help to climb it. He may not part the seas, but he’ll help you stay afloat. He may not quench the fire, but he will get in there with you.
The booger man doesn’t exist. Nor does the tooth fairy.
Teach them that the sky is not falling, The seas are not rising, and there is plenty of room, and plenty of food on this planet for everyone. Don’t be afraid things you have no control over.
God says “as long as the earth endures, hot and cold, summer and winter shall never cease”.
Be generous, but don’t be stupid about it. If you think someone is trying to take you for a fool, they are.

Population control?

To chicken little:
Overcrowding and over population are not synonymous. Granted, we are overcrowded in some areas, but theres plenty of room for everyone.

If humanity is 6000 years old, and it took that long for us to inhabit just a tiny percentage of the earth’s inhabitable land, yours appears to be a solution looking for a crisis, and apparently you are not aware of just how big our planet is. If one assumes man came from apes some 50-150 thousand years ago, and it took that long to reach 8 billion, logically it’s not something WE can be or need to be concerned about.
No generation has ever successfully predicted, planned for or prevented the problems that will confront the ones that come after them.
At the moment,
Russia and China are anticipating a looming population crisis, and Russia is encouraging big families. Now if we choose to jump on this sky is falling contrived crisis, and take immediate action to resolve this non existent “problem”, the dichotomy would require quite a personal sacrifice none of the inventors would be willing to make. It’s all good as long as they dont have to pay up.

SO. Would YOU forego the joy of children and grandchildren? And If so, who is going to look after you in your last years? Your kind loving government? Would you forego marriage and children, and grand children, and give your last years of life for the sake of “mother earth”? Under such a dichotomy, you’d be euthanized once you are disabled, unproductive, or unable to take care of yourself, and your kind benevolent rulers would inevitably euthanize you “for the greater good”. Wont hurt but just a second right? Go ahead, lick the frog and sign up.
China tried population control. Epic fail, and they are facing a population crisis. There aren’t enough brides to go around for the next generation. And many of the elderly and infirm don’t have anyone to look after them. Russia tried it, theyre facing the same issuues.

Think through and examine your beliefs. You’re strong and productive now, but what when the day comes you arent? “Survival of the fittest” right ? Who wants to sign up first?

Paul’s Play book for Christians

James Dixon Dec 25 2019 Ferry Road Baptist Church.

As the 2019 draws to a close, and 2020 looms on the horizon, The prospect of the coming year is a good time to look back, and look forward. A time to refresh ourselves and remind ourselves of who we are, and who we want to Be. Today, we will go over what Paul said to the Ephesians in Ephesians chapter 4 through 6.

Paul addresses many things in these two chapters of Ephesians, far more than we can discuss fully today, but he does give us an outline. I call it a play book for Christians. I may not finish this morning, but I hope this is a blessing to you today:

Let us begin: Ephesians chapter 4:

**The way we ought to walk, and treat one another:
4:I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

**Concerning differences of doctrines and denominations:
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

**We all have different talents. Not everyone is a preacher, and that’s OK:

4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

**Sound doctrines:
Eph4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

**Don’t emulate the world: “Gentiles”
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

**Seek holiness and righteousness:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

**Seek to be honest with all men:
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

**Watch that temper: don’t seethe in anger, get it out of your system.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Don’t allow the devil to exploit your anger or temper:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
Work for your bread, don’t steal or panhandle. Don’t be a free loader:
28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
**A man is known by his words: Season your conversation with salt. If you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all.Don’t be a gossip.

30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
**Yield to the Holy Spirit. Often This can be difficult. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
**This one is self explanatory, and often takes time.

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
**Jesus says if ye forgive not, you will not be forgiven. This is not from a standpoint of salvation, but of rewards reckoned at your judgement, and any unreconciled differences you left behind will be reckoned on that day, and if you were unrepentant, they will count against you concerning your reward at your judgement, salvation notwithstanding.

Eph 5 More instruction.
5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

**Paul warns us about living in the flesh after salvation:
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

**(Inheritance speaks to REWARDS in this passage, and we all know inheritance is just that, something that goes to the children from teh father. The prodigal son is an example. He wasted his inheritance in riotous living, yet was still a son.) What Paul is saying here is to continue in unrepented sin after salvation is to risk bringing the wrath of God upon you. It will not end well. It doesn’t mean you will go to hell or lose salvation, but you will give an account, and God may chasten you HERE in the flesh before you even get to judgement. Luke 12:47-48 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. 48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

**Walk worthy of your calling: 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: **(You know better now).

**Paul tells us here to examine ourselves:

9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; **(Avoid over doing the alcohol, all things in moderation. It is not what goes in, but what comes out of a man that defiles him.)
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
**(encourage yourself with hymns and spiritual songs)
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
**(live a grateful life.)
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
**(love one another)
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
**(marriage is a two way street, about 90% give on both sides).

For the children: Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

For the fathers: 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

For the servants and worker-boss relationship:
5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

A brief explanation of the harvest of the first resurrection.

James Dixon/Nov 21 2019.

Matt 13:=9 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

The first resurrection mirrors the Jewish harvest. You have the first fruits in Matt 27:52-53. (IS 26:19)
“MANY, (not all) of the saints that slept came out of their graves at his resurrection”
This was a PARTIAL resurrection,but ALL the souls of the saints who were in in Sheol “paradise” before the cross are all now in heaven with Jesus.
This began the first resurrection harvest. The Barley is the first crop to ripen, and Jesus arose on the feast of first fruits. On this day, the Jewish temple priest offered a handful of barley on the altar in the Temple. As this was taking place, Jesus offered the first fruits harvest of saints to his Father in the heavenly tabernacle.

Next,when it is fully ready, 2000 years later, the barley harvest is reaped in 1 Thess 4:13, “the dead in Christ shall rise first” These are the dead saints since the cross up to the rapture, and any not raised in Matt 27:52-53

Immediately following this comes the first fruits of the wheat (living saints at the rapture) 1 thess 4:16-17, “then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up, and meet the Lord in the air, so shall we ever be with the Lord” (see also John 14)

The rapture is the catalyst for the formation of the beast, the beast being the UN, China, Russia, Britian, the Muslim caliphate, and the Vatican.

There will not be a single Christian on earth for a time, so there won’t be any resistance to the formation of this worldwide government.They will enslave the world. It will be a terrible time. Don’t be left behind.

At the beginning of the tribulation period, two prophets will come to preach on the streets of Israel,

Israel will be protected by a peace treaty with the beast during this first 3.5 years. Then Jacob’s trouble begins. At the mid point of the tribulation, the 2 prophets will be killed and resurrected after 3.5 days, and Israel will be betrayed, and overrun at this the midpoint of the tribulation, But the two prophets will have began a worldwide revival, and millions will believe in the Lord, and be martyred for their faith in Jesus. These are the olive harvest.

At the mid point comes the reaping of the olives. In Rev 11:11, Thos raised will be the two prophets, the two olive trees, and logically their fruit, olives, those who believed in Jesus and were martyred after rapture up to this point.

There are still 3.5 years left in the tribulation,

The tribulation grinds along, and the beast wears out the saints. Millions more believe, and are killed for their faith and testimony.

At some point near the end of the tribulation is the wheat harvest. (“Put in the sickle and reap, and the earth was reaped”) in Rev 14:16,

Another harvest follows this one in short order, but these are UNbelievers. These are the grapes in Rev 14:19(unbelievers killed at Armegeddon), They are gathered, and thrown into the wine press (the battle of Armegeddon),

During all this, WE are at the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven.

Close to the end, Jesus leaves the wedding in heaven briefly, and steals away to return and make the earth safe for his saints and his bride.
He meets Anti Christ at Armageddon, and destroys his army. He treads the wine press alone, meaning just that, he is alone, a one man war.IS 63:3 (“I tread the wine press alone, and of the people there was none with me:for I will tread them in my anger, and trample them in my fury; their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my garments”)
We wait “in our chambers as it were”, in heaven. (IS 26:20 “go into the chambers, and shut the doors about thee: hide thyself as it were, till the indignation is past”)

Shortly after this, Jesus goes back for us, and opens the door to heaven. He then returns with his saints, (Rev 19, 1 Thess 3:13), with the blood of the battle still on his vesture.

And now, finally, the last harvest, The gleanings in rev 20:4. These are the martyrs killed after the last harvest up Jesus return.  

The marriage supper was unannounced, and because of this, it lasted a week to allow whosoever would, to come to the marriage. Very few saints miss the marriage supper.
But for those that do, after the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven, Jesus returns with us, sets up his kingdom and then begins ANOTHER , even longer marriage feast, the bridal feast at the Brides mothers house.
“many will come from the east and west, and North and South, and sit down with Abraham in the kingdom” directions indicate an “earthy” context.

So look up, Be ready. The Lord may call us home any moment. We are not appointed to wrath, We have so much to look forward to,
“Therefore comfort one another with these words”

A brief explanation of the first resurrection harvest.

Matt 13:=9 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

The first resurrection mirrors the Jewish harvest. You have the first fruits in Matt 27:52-53. (IS 26:19)
“MANY, (not all) of the saints that slept came out of their graves at his resurrection”
This was a PARTIAL resurrection,but ALL the souls of the saints who were in in Sheol “paradise” before the cross are all now in heaven with Jesus.
This began the first resurrection harvest. The Barley is the first crop to ripen, and Jesus arose on the feast of first fruits. On this day, the Jewish temple priest offered a handful of barley on the altar in the Temple. As this was taking place, Jesus offered the first fruits harvest of saints to his Father in the heavenly tabernacle.

Next,when it is fully ready, 2000 years later, the barley harvest is reaped in 1 Thess 4:13, “the dead in Christ shall rise first” These are the dead saints since the cross up to the rapture, and any not raised in Matt 27:52-53

Immediately following this comes the first fruits of the wheat (living saints at the rapture) 1 thess 4:16-17, “then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up, and meet the Lord in the air, so shall we ever be with the Lord” (see also John 14)

The rapture is the catalyst for the formation of the beast, the beast being the UN, China, Russia, Britian, the Muslim caliphate, and the Vatican.

There will not be a single Christian on earth for a time, so there won’t be any resistance to the formation of this worldwide government.They will enslave the world. It will be a terrible time. Don’t be left behind.

At the beginning of the tribulation period, two prophets will come to preach on the streets of Israel,

Israel will be protected by a peace treaty with the beast during this first 3.5 years. Then Jacob’s trouble begins. At the mid point of the tribulation, the 2 prophets will be killed and resurrected after 3.5 days, and Israel will be betrayed, and overrun at this the midpoint of the tribulation, But the two prophets will have began a worldwide revival, and millions will believe in the Lord, and be martyred for their faith in Jesus. These are the olive harvest.

At the mid point comes the reaping of the olives. In Rev 11:11, Thos raised will be the two prophets, the two olive trees, and logically their fruit, olives, those who believed in Jesus and were martyred after rapture up to this point.

There are still 3.5 years left in the tribulation,

The tribulation grinds along, and the beast wears out the saints. Millions more believe, and are killed for their faith and testimony.

At some point near the end of the tribulation is the wheat harvest. (“Put in the sickle and reap, and the earth was reaped”) in Rev 14:16,

Another harvest follows this one in short order, but these are UNbelievers. These are the grapes in Rev 14:19(unbelievers killed at Armegeddon), They are gathered, and thrown into the wine press (the battle of Armegeddon),

During all this, WE are at the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven.

Close to the end, Jesus leaves the wedding in heaven briefly, and steals away to return and make the earth safe for his saints and his bride.
He meets Anti Christ at Armageddon, and destroys his army. He treads the wine press alone, meaning just that, he is alone, a one man war.IS 63:3 (“I tread the wine press alone, and of the people there was none with me:for I will tread them in my anger, and trample them in my fury; their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my garments”)
We wait “in our chambers as it were”, in heaven. (IS 26:20 “go into the chambers, and shut the doors about thee: hide thyself as it were, till the indignation is past”)

Shortly after this, Jesus goes back for us, and opens the door to heaven. He then returns with his saints, (Rev 19, 1 Thess 3:13), with the blood of the battle still on his vesture.

And now, finally, the last harvest, The gleanings in rev 20:4. These are the martyrs killed after the last harvest up Jesus return.  

The marriage supper was unannounced, and because of this, it lasted a week to allow whosoever would, to come to the marriage. Very few saints miss the marriage supper.
But for those that do, after the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven, Jesus returns with us, sets up his kingdom and then begins ANOTHER , even longer marriage feast, the bridal feast at the Brides mothers house.
“many will come from the east and west, and North and South, and sit down with Abraham in the kingdom” directions indicate an “earthy” context.

So look up, Be ready. The Lord may call us home any moment. We are not appointed to wrath, We have so much to look forward to,
“Therefore comfort one another with these words”

Paul’s profile

Paul’s profile: Much of this information is found in Paul’s epistles.
Paul was born in the Cilician province of Tarsus about 5-10 A.D., just a few years after Jesus. (Acts 22:3).
Cilicia was considered a free province, and anyone born there was considered a full roman citizen, with full rights, regardless of ancestry. Paul was killed at the hand of Nero Caesar in Rome about 66-67 AD. Death by scourging and then decapitation. As a Roman citizen, Paul was exempt from death by crucifixion. The Catholic church observes his martyrdom as June 29, 67AD.

Childhood: grew up in Jerusalem Israel, the son of a Pharisee. Had several close relatives in Jerusalem.

Education: Pharisee in Jerusalem. From the age of 13, he studied at the feet of Gamaliel in the temple at Jerusalem. Excelled above his peers in all aspects of his occupation. Was considered a rising star in Judaism. He gave it all up for Jesus. (Acts 22:3).

Paul never married, and probably died a virgin. Paul Met Jesus on at least two occasions after his resurrection, and it stands to reason he knew the teacher from Nazareth from the temple school long before his death at Calvary.

Paul was at Pentecost after the resurrection, “in a chief seat”, and saw the 11 preach the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus 7 weeks after Jerusalem killed Jesus. As a protégé of Gamaliel, he was not doubt well aware of the events surrounding the death of Jesus at Calvary as they unfolded.

He would later stand by and give consent for Stephen to be killed, holding the coats of the men who killed Stephen.

Paul was the greatest persecutor of the church after the cross. His conversion stands as a stark testimony to the love of God, and the power of the cross and Jesus resurrection.

Doctrines: Preached the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus to Jew and Gentile alike. “what Moses and the prophets said would come: that Christ would suffer and be the first to rise from the dead” (Acts 26:22).Considered the chief apostle to the Gentiles because of his expertise in Judaism. Paul’s wisdom is self evident in the book of Hebrews. His fundamental doctrines mirrored, almost verbatim, what Jesus taught and preached to Israel.

Citizenship: Paul was a full Jew, but also a full, free born Roman citizen. This gave him many rights and privileges the other apostles did not have. The greatest asset to Paul was his ability and freedom to travel without hindrance throughout the Roman Empire. The 12, as Jews, were confined to their own country unless escorted or given special permission to travel outside Israel. Jews from all over the world were permitted to travel to Israel three times a year for the three high holy days of Judaism. It was during these times the Jews were counted and taxed.

As a Pharisee, Paul had authority over the synagogues and was considered a special guest in any synagogue in the world at the time, and as such, he had access to the pulpit. Another great asset to Paul the 12 did not possess. Paul calls himself the father of the bride in 2 Cor 11:2. “I have betrothed you to one husband”, with the 12, with the 12th apostle being Matthias, being the groomsmen at the marriage supper of the Lamb, and John being the best man.

In the Kingdom reign, Paul will likely be ambassador from the Gentile kings to the nation Israel, as David and the 12 rule over the tribes of Israel.