Judges Chapter 19
"Internal Disorder, The Provocation."
This Bible Study is written by Roger
Christopherson, and it's transcription is provided by theseason.org
Hosea 9:6 "For, lo, They are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: and pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles."
Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; Israel shall know it: "the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad," for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred."
"The days of visitation" is the time of the second advent of Jesus Christ. It is when the seventh and final trumpet shall sound. Hosea is telling us that what happened in Gibeah as recorded here in Judges is how it shall be in those days just prior to our Lord's coming.
Hosea 9:8 "The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God."
Hosea 9:9 "They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore He will remember their iniquity, He will visit their sins."
A terrible thing happened in Gibeah, and we will be covering it here. We will study this chapter in light of prophecy, for that is how it is dealt with through out the Scriptures.
Judges 19:1 "And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem-judah."
There was no king or form of government throughout the entire land of Israel, in all the tribal areas. Though this Levite lived in the land of the tribe of Ephraim, the concubine or wife of this Levite was from Bethlehem, of the land of Judah.
Judges 19:2 "And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Beh-lehem-judah, and was there four months."
Some read from the latter manuscripts that this was "a year and four months", however I feel it was four months. The term "whore" as we think of it today, we consider it in terms of adultery, however in Israel, all Israelites were considered to be espoused to Jehovah, and to chase after another religion was considered an act of whoredom. In that it is not directly stated, however in these times whenever a woman left her husband, then men would say that the woman was a whore.
In the Septuagint version, which is the Greek copy of the Hebrew manuscripts, was taken from a far older set of manuscripts then the King James. The Massorah itself refers to this woman as one that just returned to her father. The Septuagint worded it this way; "And there was a Levite sojourning from the sides of mount Ephraim, and he took to himself a concubine from Beth-lehem-judah, and the concubine departed from him, and went away from his to the house of her father, to Beth-lehem-judah, and she was there four months."
The twist of calling this wife of the Levite was given by the king James' translators in the year 1611 when the King James version was made. The young wife of this Levite was homesick and she wanted to go back home for a while. If adultery had taken place this Levite would not have been so anxious to go get his wife.
In that this is a prophetic chapter, we will treat it as such. In Biblical numerics the number "four" has to do with the "earth". The four wind directions, the four points on the compass, and so on, the number four has to do with the earth.
Judges 19:3 "And her husband arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet him."
The Levite went to see his wife and to have a heart to heart talk to get her to come home. After they had the talk and came to a understanding, she brought this Levite into her home to meet her father. I'm sure her father wanted to get this matter over, and the two get back together. Marriage is a very serious thing both then as it is today.
Judges 19:4 "And his father in law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there."
They were resting for the return trip back home. In that we are talking about prophecy here, the third day deals with the third dispensation, just to keep it in our minds. Remember that Hosea used this chapter to tell us how things would be at the time of our Lord Jesus Christ's return.
Judges 19:5 "And it came to pass on the forth day, when they arose early in the morning, that he rose up to depart: and the damsel's father said unto his son in law, "Comfort thine heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward go your way."
Then in the forth day or dispensation, the earth comes under the law.
Judges 19:6 "And they sat down, and did eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's father had said unto the man, "Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry."
The couple stayed over the forth day, ate, drank and were content. They spent another night at father's house before the journey back. Prophetically speaking we are looking at the next day as the fifth dispensation, and that dispensation begins at sundown, for the Jewish days run from sundown to sundown. That is when the start of the new day begins.
Judges 19:7 "And when the man rose up to depart, his father in law urged him: therefore he lodged there again."
So here we into the fifth day of the visit, which represents the fifth dispensation.
Judges 19:8 "And he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart: and the damsel's father said, "Comfort thine heart, I pray thee." And they tarried until after, and they did eat both of them."
They arose from the sleep and prepared to depart in the fifth day. Remember that that night before was part of the fifth day. What happens in this day is still part of the fifth day all the way to sundown. This fifth dispensation is the period that we call the "period under grace". The number five in biblical numerics means grace.
Judges 19:9 "And when the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, and his servant, his father in law, the damsel's father, said unto him, "Behold, now the day draweth toward evening, I pray you tarry all night: behold, the day groweth to the end, lodge here, that thine heart may be merry; and to morrow get you early on your way, that thou mayset go home."
Notice that the day is coming to a close, it is the end of the fifth day or dispensation in this prophetic warning given by the prophets. In the sixth dispensation Satan is here on earth, and the people have been sealed in their minds of Satan in his role of Antichrist [instead of Christ], or the have not. To be sealed with the Word of God, each of them know exactly what is going on and will not be cannot be deceived by Satan. It is absolute, one or the other, for if they are not sealed with the Word of God, God gives them over to Satan and his fallen angels.
Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
Satan's time on earth as supernatural ruler he is not going to destroy any part for the earth for this is the place that he desires to rule. The deceiving is the spiritual destruction that takes place in the minds of the people, for that is where the spiritual battle field of the end times takes place. You are either sealed in your mind with the truth of the events of our day, or you are ignorant of them, and you will be taken by Satan. That is a fact from God's Word. This truth comes in the fifth dispensation, which is now, the time of "grace", where by men and women have the right to accept Jesus Christ by faith, and repent of their sins in Jesus name, and have the salvation that God has offered to each of us. We are approaching the night of the sixth dispensation, for remember the night is the start not the end of the dispensation.
Judges 19:10 "But the man would not tarry that night, but he rose up and departed, and came over against Jebus, which is Jerusalem; and there were with him two asses saddled, his concubine also was with him."
The Levite would not tarry or spend one more night, but even though the evening is coming upon them, he has decided to pack up and head for home. This city of Jebus is what we call Jerusalem, and it was founded by the Jebusites. The name Jebus is given to show that the city was in an unclean state. To the Israelites it was a city of the heathen at this time, and there is no way that this Levite would be found in this city after dark.
Judges 19:11 "And when they were by Jebus, the was far spent; and the servant said unto his master, "come I pray thee, and let us turn in into this city of the Jebusites, and lodge in it."
The people in this city were foreign people at the time, and the sun is going down bringing the day to a close. Though it was dangerous on the road at night, the stigma of Jebus was feared more. It was the servant of the Levite that requested that they stay in Jebus.
Judges 19:12 "And his master said unto him, "We will not turn aside hither into the city of a stranger, that is not of the children of Israel; we will pass over to Gibeah."
Looking back on the situation, we know now that this was a bad choice, however this story is in the Word of God to warn us that are living in the end of this fifth despensation, as to how it shall be as we approach the end of this fifth despensation. Know this, that this Levite would have been treated much better staying amongst the strangers of Jebus than staying here at Gibeah.
Judges 19:13 "And he said unto his servant, "Come, and let us draw near to one of these places to lodge all night, in Gibeah, or in Ramah."
Gibeah is the town and Ramah is the hill around it.
Judges 19:14 "And they passed on and went their way; and the sun went down upon them when they were by Gibeah, which belongeth to Benjamin."
As they entered into the sixth day the sun went down, so what happened in the night of the sixth day or dispensation, is what the prophet Hosea is drawing our attention to. Lets go back to Hosea 9:9, "They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah..." This is what we are to pay special attention to. When the planting of the fig tree in Jerusalem came, we started the sixth dispensation, for that is when the Jews, both the house of Judah, and those Kenites that have been mixed in with them, returned to establish that tiny nations of Israel, and took Jerusalem [Jabus in unclean state]. Then we moved into the sixth dispensation. This took place almost fifty years, for that tiny nation of Israel was established through this one world political system in May of 1948. The seventh dispensation is the Millennium age when Jesus Christ is right here on earth after the seventh trumpet has sounded. .
Hosea the prophet told us that the events of our generation will be just as it was in Gibeah when this Levite passed through and spent the night. So as you read the rest of this chapter, we will see a mirror image as our generation will view the world, our nation and those around us today. We will see that the hospitality in this town was not the greatest, and it appeared that thy would have to spend the night on the street. How would you like to drive into our cities today and have to spend the night on the street? Now you can compare the events of today, with the things that took place here at Gibeah.
Remember that when you see these things happening, Hosea says that we are very near the return of our Lord. This was a city of our own people, it was citizens of the tribe of Benjamin.
Judges 19:15 "And they turned aside thither, to go in and to lodge in Gibeah: and when he went in, he sat him down in a street of the city: for there was no man that took them into his house to lodging."
Notice that there was a complete lack of hospitality, and concern for strangers. People stopped caring for one another.
Judges 19:16 "And, behold, there came an old man from his work out of the field at even, which was also of mount Ephraim; and he sojourned in Gibeah: but the men of the place were Benjamites."
This old man was not a native of Gibeah, nor was he a Benjamite. He was there in town to work in the fields and be there on a temporary job, and he was also from Ephraim like the Levite.
Judges 19:17 "And when he had lifted up his eyes, he saw a wayfaring man in the street of the city: and the old man said, "Whither goest thou? and whence comest thou? "
You can see the surprised look on the old man's face, like he knew something that the Levite and the others did not know. This old man was concerned for the well being of these people. Obviously it was extremely dangerous to be on the street at that hour. Remember also that God told us through Hosea the prophet, exactly what happened in Gibeah would be present among His people at the end our dispensation, and we are in the final generation of that dispensation. The old man knew the great sin that had it's grip on the men of the city, and people of Gibeah were completely blind to it. There was no king in all Israel in these days, thus there was no order, no respect for personal right, as one subject to the kings law would be, or the laws of any land. In another words, every one did what was right in the sight of his own eyes.
Judges 19:18 "And he said unto him, " We are passing from Beth-lehem-judah toward the side of mount Ephraim; from thence am I: and I went to Beth-lehem-judah, but I am now going to the house of the Lord; and there is no man that receiveth me to house."
The Levite told this old man that he is from the mount or tribe of Ephraim, and that is where he lives and is going. The house of the Lord is where this Levite worked, and he is going to the house of the Lord to take his duties up as a priest. When he arrived there at God's house, there was no one there that would receive me.
Judges 19:19 "Yet there is both straw and provender for your asses; and there is bread and wine also for me, and for thy handmaid, and for the young man which is with thy servants: there is no want of any thing."
This Levite is telling this old man that they have everything that they need for the journey but the place to lodge.
Judges 19:20 "And the old man said, "Peace be with thee: howsoever let all thy wants lie upon me; only lodge not in the street."
The old man sees the situation that this Levite and his group are in, and he told the Levite to keep all his provision, and come and be my guest in my home tonight. Again can you see what would happen if someone lodged in the park in the middle of one of the large cities of today. Each day the grip of evil on our cities grows worse.
Judges 19:21 "So he brought him into his house, and gave provender unto the asses: and they washed their feet, and did eat and drink."
The old man was happy to have them as his guest, for they were friends from back home. So here now is the warning of the sixth dispensation, so pay close attention.
Judges 19:22 "Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him."
"Sons of Belial", are the "sons of the devil". So here we see what the warning or sign of our generation is going to be. The men of the city are chasing after other men, to try them on for sexual partners. There was a recent chain of murders throughout our land, and the press tried to cover up the Sodomy which was the real problem for the murders. Sodomy is running wild through our land, and these ignorant people that flaunt the laws of God and think they can get away with it, are getting caught. The by product of their filth breeds the very break-down of the immune system of the body, and when it happens, they blame one another.
Their acts were "of the sons of the devil" because they had allowed the very offspring of Satan [the Kenites] to come in amongst them, and they followed their ways. They allowed the synagogues of Satan [Kenites] to do their thinking for them. Remember what set the two churches of the end times apart from the other five churches. They knew who these "sons of Balial", the Kenites were, and the blasphemy that they taught. They claimed to be of God, "yet they lied and were of the synagogues of Satan."
Revelation 2:8 "And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; 'These things saith the First and the Last, which was dead and now is alive."
The "First and the Last" is Jesus Christ who said, "I am the Alpha and the Omega" which is the "First and the Last" in the Greek. Jesus Christ died on the cross and was dead, and now after he rose from the dead he lives and reigns with the Father in heaven. This is Jesus Christ telling John what pleases Him about the church at Smyrna. .
Revelation 2:9 "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan."
The church at Smyrna knew who the Kenites are and that they were the sons of belial, the very offspring of Satan from the Garden of Eden. The word "Kenite" means sons of "Cain" the son of the sexual union between Eve and Satan. Knowig this, they knew that the Kenites' father was different than the True Father of Israel, and they were not deceived by them.
These men of Gibeah did not ask for the concubine but they asked for the man. "Send this man out unto us that we may know him." They were Sodomites [homosexuals] in mind.
Judges 19:23 "And the man, the master of the house went out unto them, and said unto them, "Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly."
This old man is begging these Sodomites of Benjamin that they do not follow through with this wicked act against his guest.
Judges 19:24 "Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing."
I have a great difficulty in understanding how any man could turn his daughter or wife out into the street, and give them over to a bunch of perverts to violate them. To have a man send his wife and child to be complete violated for the sake of saving their own life is beyond all logic and understanding to me. Perverted and sick minds will tare down and destroy every thing decent, and this is why God's people should obtain proper protection for themselves and their families.
We should have the protection within our grasp to protect ourselves against the time when any "sons of belail", which are "worthless scoundrels", meaning "sons of the devil" seek to do you harm. This includes robbers, rapists, and murderers. When anyone intends on doing you or your family harm, dispatch them to the father, and He will take care of them. Be able to protect yourself in some manner. We have great police departments, but in that crisis situation you need special immediate protection of defense. Many times there isn't time or in some situations to dial 911, but it also should be done.
The one that is responsibility for the house and all those within it, hast to have some sort of protection against those that seek to do harm to your wife and daughters, and your guests, including yourself. God expects you to protect your own. This is very biblical, Deuteronomy nineteen states:
Deuteronomy 19:11 "But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait or him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:"
Deuteronomy 19:12 "Then the elders of the city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die."
Deuteronomy 19:13 "Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.' "
If you think that this changed when Christ went to the cross, Jesus stated himself in Matthew 5:17 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."
Matthew 5:18 "For verily I say unto you, Til heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
Matthew 5:19 "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
The "jot" and the "tittle" are what changes the sound that a letter gives when it is spoken, and Jesus said He didn't come to even change the sound of one letter of the law.
Matthew 5:21 "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill: and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:' "
Kill in the Greek is # 5407 in Strong's Greek dictionary; "Phoneuo, fon-yoo-o; from # 5406, to be a murderer (of), kill, do murder, slay." So we have to go to the prime for the understanding. # 5406: "Phoneus, fon-yooce; a murderer, (always of criminal [or intentional] homocide;) kill under 443 does not imply homocide; and # 4607 is a specific term for a public bandit."
This is why Christ backed the law and said that if anyone commits criminal homocide, kill them and send their soul back to the Father. God knows how to take care of those persons that do commit these acts. "Then these things shall cease to be done amongst you," In this end generation things are going to get worse and not better. When you see these atrocities become more and more frequent, it is one of the signs that you are living in the end times. Don't go out looking for trouble, but pay attention to what is going on around you today. When that trouble come your way, be on guard and protect your loved ones, your daughters, your wife and your self.
Before you ever act against anyone, make sure what their intent is, and that they intend to do harm to you and your family. That they are not one of these bible peddlers knocking on your door, or someone trying to sell you something. Always use your head and common sense. Be within the law in your actions of defending yourself. Make sure it isn't old uncle John off a drunken toot and he forgot his way home, before you take any action. Be sure of what you are doing. Our laws of the land will protect those that protect their own family and property. However what ever you do, do it according to God's law.
Why do I say these things here? Because I simply cannot understand how this old man and the Levite would stand by and rest for the night when their wife and daughter were out there in the streets being raped by a bunch of sodomite perverted men. It is time to destroy perversion when it comes on your property.
Judges 19:25 "But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning; and when the day began to spring, they let her go."
This should have been happening only after the fight took place to secure the safety of the women, but the men slept in the house while this was going on. It would have been an entirely different picture had these two men been properly armed and defended themselves against these perverts. It is down-right sickening what people go through in our generation because people have become blind to the laws of Almighty God. Any time a community stands together, crooks and murderers always become cowards. However here the men of the community of Gibeah have become the rapist and Sodomites. Their deeds are of the night for they are children of the night, and when the light of God's people come upon them, they run.
Judges 19:26 "Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man's house where her lord was, till it was light."
When the men of Gibeah were through with the wife of this Levite, she had only enough strength to crawl back to the door of the house where the Levite dwelt safely, and she collapse there and died.
Judges 19:27 "And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold."
What a pitiful sight of her loving hands reaching out for him, for his protection and this so called man of God hiding behind the door of this old man's house. Is there logic to this, and can you explain and give any reason to why this man would allow this to happen, it is beyond my understanding. However, God allow this simple story to be placed in His Word as a warning to you and I today, as to how it will be in the end generation, and we are in that generation today.
With this story in mind, the events that constantly bombard our homes with the news of equally savage events should not be a surprise to God's elect. God is warning us that things like this will happen. Maybe this Levite was one of those panty-waste type preachers that runs out and hold's his candle in defending those murderers, and trying to stop the righteous act of sending the murderer back to the Father, as God required.
Judges 19:28 "And he said unto her, "Up, and let us be going." But none answered. Then the man took her up upon an ass, and the man rose up, and gat him unto his place."
This very verse even sounds like a sick joke if ever told in our day. This Levite has given his wife over to this bunch of sick Sodomites, who had her all night. Then, in the morning after he has had his food and is ready to go, he goes to the door and sees his wife laying there on the doorstep. What is his response? "Up, let us be going". As he looked down on her, she did not answer him because she lay there dead. This Levite picked up the dead body and put her over the ass, and continued his journey home to the tabernacle where he lived. As he is on his way home after the fact, he can see the results of his actions and he does a lot of thinking, so now while he is back in the house of God.
From this point it becomes quite graphic:
Judges 19:29 "And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel."
This Levite took the body of his dead wife, and cut her into twelve pieces with a knife. Each of these twelve pieces were sent into all the areas of the tribes of Israel to show the Israelites what a state of degradation the Benjamites were in.
Judges 19:30 "And it was so, that all that saw it said, "There was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day: consider of it, take advice, and speak your minds."
This was an object lesson that went along with the Levite's message of this terrible act of this bunch of Sodomites, that the Benjamites had sunk to. First they wanted the men only, and when they could not have the men, the took the women and abused them to the point of death. Remember that the woman and the child daughter were greatly abused while the men stood by and slept. All of Israel is waking up to what is going on in their nation, because there is no king, judges or leadership amongst them. Even their Levite leaders have come to the point that would allow this to happen.
This Levite asked the men of Israel to "consider of it, take advice, and speak your minds." This same Levite had was there and had the ability to prevent this terror from taking place in the first place, and he did nothing. He said nothing to the Benjamites when they approached him with Sodomy on their minds, and then he turned his own wives over to them to abuse. There are two acts that happened here that are signs of our times to pay attention to, the first is the state of affairs of the Levites, those religious leaders that stand by when these acts are going on, and do nothing and say nothing. In fact the hold their candles, while the Benjamites, the rapists, Sodomites and murderers do their evil and sinful acts. Then the come forth and in their self-righteous ways, act like they had no part on these evil deeds.
The second, of course is the Benjamites, the people of God that had sunk so deep in their heathenism that even Sodomy appeared to be something right. Their Judges were all dead, Samson was buried with his father Manoah between Zorah and Eshtaol, and the rest of the nation strayed away from God's ways and went on to do the things that were right in the sight of their own eyes. If it felt good they did it. They did as they pleased with no regard for God's laws, His ways, or Him. They had removed God from their lives, the teaching of their children, and their minds.
Again this is prophecy to the sixth dispensation, to our generation at the end of the sixth dispensation, and Hosea 9:6-9 told us that this would be common just before the "visitation of the Lord", which comes at the sounding of the seventh and last trump. When we see the Presbyterians, the Methodists, the Episcopal and others all voting whether to allow Sodomites in their midst, or to condone such heathen satanic customs as same sex marriages, these are the signs that we are approaching the end of this dispensation for those things are went on in Gibeah. The Levites are sleeping behind their doors, while the very ones they are to protect are out in the streets being mauled over by these beasts, and they are voting whether to allow it.
This attitude goes not only to our religious leaders, but also to the very highest position in our land. Our president promotes this state of mind, and the very Queen of England sits behind her doors, on the throne that has been protected by God from the time of David, while the church that she is over votes whether to allow and perform Sodomy marital status that allows sodomy at the altar of God. The Queen's primary duty to her oath is "the defender of the faith" of her kingdom, and you have to ask what defense is there when this type of filth is even allowed to be considered under her watch, when God's Word speaks out so much against it. Can you see the time we are in?
In a prophetic way, this activity will pull the many membered body of Christ, God's elect, together for we do have the eyes to see what is going on around us, and we do know that the time is short. It is true that when one of our own is in danger, it is time to have the rest of the many membered body of Christ to rally around him or her. It is time to call to attention the Christian warriors of God to put on their spiritual armor and get ready to do spiritual battle with the enemy. We are told that this battle final battle is a spiritual battle.
Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might."
Ephesians 6:11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
The whole armor of God is the entire Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation. It is all the laws, all of the stories that are in that Word, like this one here in the book of Judges that relates another prophecy in the end time. When we know what is going to happen in our day, then we will not be confused when those things happen.
Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
Friend, the one world system of the end times has been in existence for the past fifty years, and the world, including the leaders of all the nation are preparing the world for the false messiah that shall come to rule over his kingdom. That false messiah is Satan, and when we wrestle against his spiritual powers, his wickedness and the darkness that is coming upon the earth, the only defense is the Word of God. Every thing that shall happen in our day is detailed throughout His Word, and those with the seal of God in their mind, know what to expect in their day.
We know that the world will enter into a complete unity, and that the political system will fall and a religious order will rise out of it. We know that it is Satan and his fallen angels that shall come to earth, and be the supernatural powers that shall rule the earth prior to the return of Jesus Christ. We also know that we will not see Christ's return in our physical bodies, for the trump that sounds the return of Jesus Christ, also sounds the instant in time when all flesh shall be done away with, and "all shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye" to their incorruptible bodies.
I Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."
The kingdom of God is right here on earth, and no flesh and blood body of any individual will exist when Jesus Christ come to earth to start the seventh dispensation.
I Corinthians 15:51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall sleep , but we shall all be changed."
The mystery Paul is speaking of here is that a time will come when all flesh bodies will be changed, that's right, not die, but changed from one form of the flesh into our new incorruptible body that shall not age. "All" means all people of every race that are living in their flesh bodies on the earth at this particular point in time. Those that have already died in the flesh are already there with the Lord, for at death, their physical body was laid in the grave, and their soul went immediately to be with the Lord that gave it.
I Corinnthians 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be changed."
So when the trumpet sounds, faster than you can wink your eye, every living person on the face of this earth will be changed into their new spiritual body just as the angels have. There is not a rapture to anywhere, for the Millennium age is right here on earth. The seventh trumpet sounds the return of the Jesus Christ. When you know what to expect, then you are not looking for some fairy-tale to take place, like the rapture doctrine. For it is through this kind of non-sense that Christians are going to be led into the worship of the first supernatural power that comes in this sixth dispensation [trumpet]. Satan comes as a supernatural power, with supernatural wonders that will deceive those without their whole armor on and in place. In the sixth dispensation of the flesh there will be a supernatural messiah who is Satan, and you will see him and his acts while you are in your flesh body. Christ comes at the seventh trump, in the seventh dispensation, and you will not be in the flesh and blood [corruptible] body when you see him.
Ephesians 6:13 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
This is why we are to learn of these things that happened in Gibeah, for it is part of your whole armor that will help you withstand the evil of our day that is coming upon the entire world. This is why Paul said in Ephesians 6:18 "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all Saints." Perseverance is not being a quitter, nor does it allow the hiding behind doors, but when one of our own is attacked that is the time for the prayer warriors to go to work.
Ephesians 6:19 "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,"
Ephesians 6:20 "For which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."
It is time to get on guard, and not allow yourselves to be pushed around like a bunch of cattle. It is time to stand up and make a difference where ever you are. In our nation even our votes matter, and part of our stand is our stating it at the ballot box, and we must take the time to understand what we are voting on. We know that the heathen know the power for the far right Christians, and they talk about Christians as being their enemy, well they are the spiritual enemy to them.
We will now go into the advise of what should be done to those that would damage and rape the daughters and wives of God's people, for God said to kill them and send them back to me. It is both God's advice from Deuteronomy 19, and as Christ's advised in Matthew five, as we read above. This is directed to all perverted minds, not only Sodomites but those that would try to make any people their property, and in obedience to their whims and wicked kinky thoughts. It is time to make a stand.
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