As I told you previously, we are now at the beginning of the transition time between the Season of many Antichrists and the Season of the Antichrist, and we need the comfort that the Holy Spirit had Apostle Paul write about. That comfort mentioned is permitting the Holy Spirit to encourage us through the truth that our Father will take care of us here if this is our lot and when we die. This does not mean that we should not make some commonsense preparations in our failing economy as we move to a one-world system. You need to know that we are coming into a time of increased persecution and martyrdom for both the Jewish people and the believer, and it may be God's plan for you to die as a martyr.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my
church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
This is the first place the Holy Spirit had the Greek word ekklesia used in the writing of
the New Testament, and in the King James Translation of the Bible, it is translated by the
Church. The Church is a public gathering of Born-again Christians.
3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men
and women committed them to prison
During the first few years after the ascension of Christ, believers began to have public
gatherings in their homes. Persecution soon began under the leadership of Saul before
he had his conversion. The result was the persecuted church fled from the city of Zion
and preached the Gospel wherever they went, and many times, they had to worship in
secret because of the persecution. You need to know that some of us may, in our
lifetime have to worship in secret because of persecution.
38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
When Israel, the chosen people, were on their way from the land of slavery to the promised land, our father had them assemble at a mountain in the wilderness, Mount Sinai, to receive a message from him. It was the Ten Commandments which Moses gave to the people. Well, Holy Spirit had Apostle Luke use the term ekklesia, the church, the public gathering of believers, to describe the children of Israel at the foot of Mt. Sinai. Because of the law of first mention, this was the first gathering or assembly of the Old Testament Church.
Then Moses mentions it again in Deuteronomy 18:16. He calls it the day of the assembly,
the Hebrew word used for church, and Luke uses the Greek word used for church. You
say why is this so important? You need to know that God considers Israel the first church
in the wilderness. So, the idea of the Old Testament church began there at Mt. Sinai and
it continues till this day.
15 For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature
16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
One becomes a new creature when you are born again. And since Christ said I’m the
way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me, it means that only those who become born again will live in heaven. Even though this is true, in what we just read, the Holy Spirit teaches that both the circumcised of the Old Testament and the uncircumcised of the New Testament make up the Israel of God. So, in the mind of God, there is a very close connection, and because of this, when Satan begins antisemitism around the world, he is going to hate the Christians with the same passion. I’m trying to show you from the word why the devil will target these two groups of people in the last days because he knows of the close connection we have before our father. This is why when the Muslims mention Israel as Satan and America as the great Satan, it is the commonality of the Messiah or the bible in which they do it.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about,
he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
The pronoun him refers to the name of Jacob, which he used to identify the group of people that made up our fathers' chosen people who were to be the nation of our fathers' chosen people. This was during the same period he led them from Egypt to Mt. Sinai.
15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints
Did you know when the Holy Spirit had this written, he was referring to the faithful of the Old Testament church, and the word precious has the same meaning as the expression the apple of his eye? This means that both life and death were precious to him, yet it also refers to the New Testament Saint as well.
1 Peter 2:4
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious
The living stone in this verse refers to Christ. Our Father called him for the purpose of
John 3:16; the word precious in this verse has the same meaning as the expression the
apple of his eye in the Old Testament. Thus, the bible applies the meaning of precious to
Christ because of how our Father shared his love through the ministry, death,
resurrection, ascension, and return.
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ
The difference between the terms living stone, referring to Christ, and lively stones, referring to us born-again Christians, is that one term is singular, and one term is plural.
So, the meaning of the word precious also applies to us. This means that Christ, when on
earth, was the apple of our Father's eye, and we were born again. Christians are the apple of his eye, and our Father's chosen people are also the apple of his eye. Some are considered to be the apple of our Father’s eye because he chose to share his love through them with all people on planet Earth. This is the special purpose God has for both the old and New Testament church. Again, why is this so important these last days? One of the doctrines of devils will be the demonizing of the Jewish people, and the spirit of the Antichrist is targeting these two groups.
It is very important for you and me to understand during this transition time between the season of many Antichrist and the season of the Antichrist. Ever since the beginning of the New Testament church, there has been the scattering of both of them around the world, and it will continue and increase. and this means that more will hear the message of the gospel that is why Jesus said in Matthew they will persecute you, that means scattering because you run during times of persecution. We two people groups are the only ones our father calls the apple of his eye and the only ones he has chosen to share the good news through. This is why we are a target in the last days