II CHRONICLES

Chapter 36

"Jehoahaz. Made king and Dethroned by Egypt. [1 - 4]"
"Jehoiakim. Made king and Dethroned by Babylon. [5 - 8]"
"Jehoiachin, Child of Eight Made king. [9 - 10]"
"Zedekiah, Last king over Judah. [12 - 12]"
"Rebellion Against Babylon. [11 - 14]"
"Complete Fall of Judah: Captivity. [15 - 21]"
Coming out of Captivity: Cyrus of Persia. [22 - 23]"

 

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location
is provided by
http://www.theseason.org/ 

As we read this final chapter, we have to wonder what was in the minds of those priests and Levites that took part in the cleaning up their nation Judah, and their brethren's land to the northern Israel. The book of Moses was found and brought to light, as well as the writings of David. Under Josiah the Laws and Commandments of God were taught to the people and they had time to understand God's Word. They even took part in the sin and blood offerings to the Lord. They took eighteen years as a nation to restore the Temple and get the altar and instruments ready; to learn the ways of the Lord, and then take part as a nation together in the ways of the Lord. Now Josiah is dead and in the grave, and the People of Judah took the eldest son of Josiah and made him king. However before he could become established on the throne, those actions of his father against the Pharaoh will end his rule before his reign even started.

II Chronicles 36:1 "Then the People of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem."

It was sort of like our election here, the common people of Judah selected this young man, Jehoahaz, and placed him on the throne of Judah. Remember that Josiah had aggravated the Egyptians when he made the move to stop the Egyptians from going to war with the Assyrians, and that action was not over with. Pharaoh and his army were not far from the gates of Jerusalem, and they were going to war to gain wealth, and Jerusalem was far closer than Assyria.

II Chronicles 36:2 "Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem."

The King of Egypt changed his mind about going against Fort Charchemish and the Assyrians, and Necho turned his attention to Judah and Jerusalem. In the beginning God was defending Judah, but when Judah made the move against Egypt, then Judah became an enemy also. So we will see that Jehoahaz' reign over Judah will be very short lived, when the Egyptians come calling at at the gates of Jerusalem. Jehoahaz will reign in Jerusalem only three month, and he will be taken in fetters, in chains to Egypt. It had been over 1,200 years since Joseph was hauled to Egypt in captivity, but this time, Jehoahaz will not return to his throne, or any royal status.

II Chronicles 36:3 "And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold."

Before Necho and the Egyptians left Jerusalem they took 100 talents of silver and a talent of gold. To put that in modern day terms, for a talent is about 158 pounds: that makes it about 15,800 pounds of silver and 158 pounds of gold as a tax on the house of Judah. The Egyptians took many wagon loads of wealth from Jerusalem and the people of Judah. Their intent was to come against Fort Charchemish to get the wealth, but when Josiah stopped them, they decided to take it from Jerusalem instead; right along with their king. The people's king was now being taken with the gold and silver to Egypt for a security. Before the Egyptians left Jerusalem, they appointed Jehoahaz's brother Eliakim to reign in his place.

II Chronicles 36:4 "And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim."

In the Septuagint Version of the Hebrew Old Testament in Greek, those translators added; "and he died there: and they had given the silver and the gold to Pharaoh: at that time the land began to be taxed to give the money at the command of Pharaoh; and every one, as he could, kept demanding the silver and the gold of the People of the land, to give it to Pharaoh."

So with the nation of Judah under a new king, having their appointed king hauled away in chains along with their gold and silver: will they turn back to God? or away for God? II Kings 23:33 states that this amount of gold and silver was the required annual tax on the people to Egypt. After Josiah defied Pharaoh and died, Pharaoh was not pleased with Judah for not staying out of his way. So Pharaoh Necho used the kingdom of Judah and not Assyria to be their servants.

"Eliakim" in the Hebrew tongue means "raised up by God". Though the oldest son of Josiah, Jehoahaz and Eliakim were brothers with the same father, yet they had two different mothers. The Pharaoh changed the name of Eliakim to Jehoiakim, which means; "Who God set up."

II Chronicles 36:5 "Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord his God."

Jehoiakim was old enough to have witnessed the cleaning up of the land, and all the Passover feast events. He heard the teachings from the Word as the priests and Levites taught all the people in the land. As a son of Josiah, Jehoiakim heard the messages that Moses gave the people of the blessings for doing things God's way, and the cursings when they do not [Deuteronomy 28]. When Jehoiakim chose to go against the ways of God, and "do evil in the sight of the Lord his God"; it was by his decision that Judah would then face those curses Moses warned them of.

II Kings 23:36, 37 "Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah." [36] "And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done." [37]

In that eleven years of defiling God's ways, Egypt fell from a nation of power, and Babylon, the offshoot of Assyria came to world power. Notice that after eleven years in office, the King of Babylon came to Jerusalem and took Jehoiakim to Babylon in chains, and changed his name to Jehoiacin. Nebuchadnezzar then placed King Jehoiacin's cousin on the throne in Judah, to look over the affairs for the Babylonians. This time was also written of in Daniel 1; for Daniel was one of the royal family that was taken to Babylon.

Daniel 1:1, 2 "In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it." [1] "And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god." [2]

Though the Kenites scribes left out Daniel and many of the other prophets of that day, they were involved with the events of this day, for Daniel would be elevated to second in the land and live through the entire time of the captivity. Though much of Judah turned their backs to the ways of the Lord, Daniel and Shadrach, Mechach; and Abed-nego, Ezra and Nehemiah did not. They were well tested for their stand against Babylon, but God was there through that entire time, and in the end they were blessed for their stand.

II Chronicles 36:6 "Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon."

II Chronicles 36:7 "Nebuchadnezzar also carried off the vessels of the house of the Lord to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon."

Nebuchadnezzar took the royal family, their servants, and the vessels from the house of the Lord.

II Chronicles 36:8 "Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead."

The more the people of Judah rebelled against Nebuchaddnezzar, the harder the curses came down on them. Then we read in II Kings 24:2 "And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and Bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which He spake by His servants the prophets.

Once Judah completely turned their backs on His Word and Laws and the Ten Commandments; God let His prophets Jeremiah, Zechariah, Daniel and others know exactly what would take place, and that Judah would go into captivity for seventy years. Jeremiah told Judah ahead of time, "its going to happen, go peacefully, plant your orchards there, and live out your lives in peace". Would they listen? No, all the false prophets came against Jeremiah, including their king.

This is why the words of the prophets should be important to you and I today. We are living in the last days of this earth age. God will do exactly what He says that He will do, and those events are spelled out through out His Word. He warned us through the mouths of His prophets, just as these men of Judah were warned. The Prophet Ezekiel was living in Babylon at this time, including Daniel, Shadrach, Meshack, and Abed-nego; and they were taken in that first wave of captives with King Jehoiachin. They were part of that royal family. Ezekiel had been captive for thirty years before that first vision came to him from the Lord. Yet Ezekiel's warnings are directed to you and I living in these latter times also, just before the great tribulation comes in our day.

The point I'm bringing here is that when God says something through his Prophets, and Jesus backed those words up, it is time to pay attention to them. When Jeremiah went through the streets crying that the Babylonians are coming, and go in peace. Our message these days is that one world system of Satan and his fallen angels are coming so expect it and don't be deceived by what they have to say. Our Heavenly Father expects us to pay attention to those warnings, and prepare ourselves. When you are sealed in your mind with the truth and one of the elect, God will protect you.

II Chronicles 36:9 "Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began his reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord."

So when Jehoiakim died, the people put Jehoiachin his son up to reign, and he reigned for only three month and ten days. Though it states here that he was only eight years old, the Massorah states that he was eighteen years old. Some Kenite scribe was doing the translating, and he was very careless in his job. These Kenite scribes were the Sopherites and not Levitical priests, but assumed the role of the Levitical priest during these times and after the captivity. As scribes they could hide their identity through the translations, and distort the truth given from the writings of the Massorah. This is why it is important who you allow do your interpretation of the Scriptures for you. This is well documented in the footnotes of the Companion Bible.

II Chronicles 36:10 "And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the Lord, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem."

II Chronicles 36:11 "Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem."

So from the time of Josiah's death, in twenty two years the nation of Judah has completely gone down hill and been eliminated as a nation. Their city of Jerusalem will lay in complete ruin for seventy years, and the house of the Lord completely destroyed and taken apart. The vessels of the Lord will be placed in a heathen temple in Babylon, and the people completely removed from off the land.

II Chronicles 36:12 "And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of the Lord."

So how did it all begin? It began when their king and the people "did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord his God." Today like then, when their spiritual leaders die, the nation turns to that which was right in their sight of their own eyes. They removed God from all parts of their lives, and turned their backs to the instructions of God. They listened to their false prophets that told them; "you don't need to study the Old Testament, and the book of Revelation" for you won't be here. Why? You'll be raptured...have your heard such a thing? God's Word tells us to get ready for that time when Satan and his angels will be cast out of heaven onto this earth, yet most people that call themselves Christians, simply don't believe the prophets of God.

 

Revelation 12:7-9 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels," [7] "And prevailed not, neither was there place found any more in heaven." [8] "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." [9]

John was recording this looking back from the day of the Lord, as Jesus was telling him what our generation should prepare themselves for. This war is going on now, and when the appointed time come, Michael will cast Satan and all his fallen angels out on the earth. Expect it, just as sure as Babylon in Jeremiah's day was coming on Jerusalem. There can be no confusion who this dragon fighting the war is, for he is identified by all the roles that he played in our earth age. This dragon is the Devil, known also as Satan, and he will deceive all those on the earth in this generation. His arrival is at the sixth trump, and Jesus Christ's arrival is at the seventh trump. You will be in your flesh body at the sixth trump, and at the seventh trump, all flesh will be gone, and each human being in their flesh body will be changed instantly, in the wink of an eye into their incorruptible bodies, as the angels have, to live for the next thousand years.

You will be here my friend, and you will witness all the events of the end times, for you are living in those days these prophets of the captivity spoke about. Jesus warned you to learn the parable of the fig tree, and that parable started the day that the Jews returned to that tiny area we call Israel today. Jesus told us that this event would mark the start of the final generation. Before Jesus went to the cross, he gave us many of the major events that our generation would witness with our own eyes. Those events are common to us and all the people of the world today.

Matthew 24: 32, 33 "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:" [32] "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." [33]

That fig tree is "Israel" of today [the Jewish nation]. Is it putting out fruit for the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ? Hardly, for you can't enter into that nation with the intent of preaching the Gospel to the Jews. No, spiritual fruit is not coming out of modern day Israel but only leaves, and when you see this happening, Jesus is telling you that the time of His return is at hand. The leaves shade the light of the sun and His Word from warming your heart, and seeing the light. Jesus is telling you that "like wise", with the same sign of assurance each of these other things spoken of in Matthew 24 will also take place, and be visible just as that nation of Israel's exists. You can see all these signs before us: the earthquakes in odd places and doing what it never done before; the one world government; the True God being removed from our lives, and all the other signs of our times.

Matthew 24:24, 35 "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. [24] "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away." [25]

If this entire book of Chronicles is not understood, this fact better, for you and I are living in the final generation of this earth age of flesh man and woman. The devil will come shortly with his angels, because God said that he would in Revelation 12:7-9. The apostle Paul warned us that all these events of the Old Testament are warning to our generation of how it will be in the time of the end.

II Corinthians 10:11, 12 "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." [11] "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." [12]

Stop and think for a moment, for we have just reviewed all the many kings and their mistakes. The entrance of the Kenites into the Temple, and the kings from Solomon and David to Zedekiah playing their games and doing business with the Kenites. We have seen how the Kenites have hidden themselves in the Word, their offices, through their marriages with the royalty, and through their traditions infiltrating into and changing the Word of God as scribes of the Word. We saw the Baal worship forms that entered into their land, and the sex orgies that went on disguised in its religious form. We read of the child sacrifices, killing their babies to please themselves for what ever their reason; and today it's called Abortion. Then when ever the kingdom was cleaned up, they hunted down the sodomites, the wizards, and those playing around with familiar spirits and killed them. They followed the laws of God. Today those wicked people flaunt themselves in our schools, churches and government, and even want their special treatment our man made laws. Wake up my friend, all of the signs of ancient Judah are here today, for we are living in the time of the end of this earth age of flesh man.

II Chronicles 36:13 "And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the Lord God of Israel."

Zedekiah took an oath before he was allowed to reign, and he was informed by the prophet of God, by Jeremiah, that Nebuchadnezzar was God's servant doing the Will of God. Those in leadership today could care less what the prophets of God say, or the Word of God states, but the only things that matters to them is getting their own way and staying in office. They swear oaths, make their covenant promises to God and the people, and then stiffen their necks and harden their hearts from turning to the Lord for their direction when in office.

II Chronicles 36:14 "Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the People, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which He had hallowed in Jerusalem."

So what are the churches doing to follow the direction from God, as written in His Word? You guessed it, about the same as these crusty old priests and their people did in the days of Zedekiah. The allowed all the heathen traditions to come back into the church house, the turned their backs to what God said about Molech, or the destruction of your children, and they allowed the traditions of men to take priority over warnings and directions of God's Holy Word.

I'm stating facts that we see daily on the news; priests in sexual relations with children; Gay marriage accepted even in churches, not alone even coming in public with their sodomite attitudes, and the people, even the church is accepting these abominations of the heathen. By the time of Zedekiah's reign, the pollution of the house of the Lord had completely destroyed it. The true prophets of God were being tormented by the priests, the government and the people. They were called names and throne in prison and dung pits, and beaten. It's time to watch and see what is done to those that speak out of the murdering of the unborn, the calling sodomy what it is, filthy and of the devil, and calling attention to all the other traditions that make a mockery of the Word of God.

By the end of the captivity, when Ezra was returning to rebuild the temple and the city of Jerusalem; he took count of the three hundred priests, and there was not one of the sons of Levi. Remember it was the sons of Levi that had the responsibility of the work of the house of the Lord.

II Chronicles 36:15 "And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by His messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because He had compassion on his People, and on His dwelling place:"

The only reason that a true man of God is able to reveal the truth of God's Word to you, is that the Spirit of God has revealed that truth to him or her. If your reaction is the same as those people of that ancient house of Judah, then expect the same treatment that God gave them. Look around and see what our people are doing to and with those that try to give out the truth. The term "rising up betimes" comes from the Greek word, "Anthropopatheia", or "Condescension". It means "ascribing to God the things that come from humans and rational beings, are irrational creatures, and inanimate things." Its what we see going on today. Traditions and flyaway stories are thought to be Scriptures, when in fact their are stories coming from irrational thinking. The start of the rapture doctrine started by the dreams of a mentally ill woman, Margaret MacDonald, in 1830 in Scotland. It has grown over the past 175 years to where most Christians in our land stake their entire spiritual live on this dream, and call it of God. This is what was happening back in Judah just before it fell. Someone would say a lie, and the religious community would believe it. They stake there spiritual lives on false hopes.

II Chronicles 36:16 "But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His People, till there was no remedy."

This is speaking to our generation, and the message from these ancient pages are directed to you, if you have taken the time to read through this chapter. God will just take so much mocking and misuse of his prophets, "until there will be no remedy" for those in that state. Satan is coming and he is the Nebuchadnezzar of our times. The Babylon of our day is "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" as spoken of in Revelation 17:5. This is that old whore sitting on the top of the church world today, as it is gathering in all the heathen religious thoughts that are the abominations of the earth today.

Not much time left for that city of the new world order called Babylon has her government in place. The four hidden dynasty of Economics, Politics, Education and Religion are controlling each part of today's Babylon. The ten agencies of the United Nation's universal laws are even in place in our land, and we have signed on to all the charters and trade agreements to pull us right into that city government of "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH". Is there a way out for us? No, there is no remedy, for our leaders have already accepted those hidden ones Kenite terms, and sold their souls and yours in bondage to that world order.

II Chronicles 36:17 "Therefore He brought upon them the king of Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: He gave them all into his hand."

Notice that God brought the king of the Chaldees, Nebuchadnezzar, and He allowed this King to come in and completely destroy His Temple and destroy every thing that existed and was given through the blessing of God to His trusting people just 22 years prior. Do you actually think that you will escape the grasp of Satan, upon His arrival? Think again, for not one old man, child, woman or maiden was freed from the grasp of Nebuchadnezzar. Not one soul will escape the grasp of Satan, unless they have prepared themselves with the truth of God's Word sealed in their minds in advance, as Jeremiah did. You have access to the Word of God now, and to the true meanings of the Word, but that time will be shut off shortly. Amos told you that in Amos 8:11, 12.

Amos 8:11, 12 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:" [11] "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it." [12]

You can fool around with your false traditions and mixing God's Word with the heathen religious thoughts of the world, but the time is coming: "Til the Lord arose against his people, and there was no remedy." God will place a fog over your mind and there will be no way to understand the truths from His Word, for your own protection.

Revelation 9:4, 5 "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." [4] "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man." [5]

When Satan and his fallen angels are caste out onto the earth, They will have super-natural powers that will deceive everyone that is not sealed with the truth from God's Word in their foreheads in advance. No they will not be out to destroy the earth, but to destroy the souls of each and every person living in their flesh body. You think that you will fight it then? Forget it, for Amos just told you that all truth of God's word will not exist on the earth; anywhere, for it will be forbidden. When a scorpion strikes a man, he becomes helpless to defend himself and that is exactly what will happen to those that are not sealed with the truth of God's Word of this great tribulation that Satan will bring upon us. It is a time of testing, and all the world will fail the test, except those with the knowledge of the truth sealed in their minds.

The time frame for this tribulation Jesus told us in Matthew 24:22 "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." The elect are sealed and know the truth.

II Chronicles 36:18 "And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon."

When Satan arrives and declares himself to be God, all the vessels of the house of God will be his. Small and great, the people and all their traditions and efforts will be to convert you to following Satan; for they will think in their minds and actually believe that Satan is Jesus Christ. Those not of the elect will see Satan doing his supernatural acts, witness healings, and supernatural powers that no human could do, and they will believe that Jesus has arrived. God will give Satan the right to deceive you, if you were dumb enough not to study His Word in full when he told you to study it. He told you personally "to Learn the Parable of the fig tree", know those events that would happen in the end times, and be on guard for those many false prophets that were out to deceive you. Can you see how these chapters are a warning to each of us living today.

II Chronicles 36:19 "And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof."

Satan will do whatever is necessary to get you to give your soul to him. Everything that you hold dear and true, will be taken from you: Yes probably even your bible and the person that you are relying on for your teaching. Nebuchadnezzar completely destroyed the house of God, and likewise Satan will take away every shred of evidence that exists that allows you to understand that he is that fake christ. Satan is a supernatural being from that other dimension that our earthly flesh and blood bodies simply can not enter. Satan will be a man of miracles, and distortions of the truth.

II Chronicles 36:20 "And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:"

It was exactly to the day, seventy years that Judah was captive in Babylon, before Cyrus the great of Persia marched into Babylon and made the people free. Though Daniel told us that our captivity under Satan would be for seven years, Jesus warned us in Matthew 24:21:

Matthew 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."

Jesus gave the time of this great tribulation of Satan and his fallen angels [scorpions] in Revelation 9:5 " And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five month...." What do you think God will think of you, out playing the role of a whore for Satan, and claiming that he is God, and your savior. Think again, my friend. For we have a jealous God, He loves his bride, and if you are part of that bride of Christ, and chase after Satan, you become Satan's whore. Do you still trust your fly away theory?

Ezekiel wrote of that rapture theory in Ezekiel 13:19; "And will ye pollute Me among My People for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to My People that hear your lies?"

Ezekiel 13:20 "Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; "Behold, I am against your pillows [teachings and traditions], wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly."

Do you get what our Lord thinks of your rapture doctrine, for this is directed to those living in the end times. It is written to you and I.

II Chronicles 36:21 "To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the hand had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years."

God told Jeremiah that Judah was going into captivity seventy years, and to the day, they were in Babylon seventy years. God will do exactly what He has told His prophets to write for our generation.

II Chronicles 36:22 "Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,"

II Chronicles 36:23 "Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, `All the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord God of heaven given me; and He hath charged me to build Him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah, Who is there among you of all His People? The Lord his God be with him, and let him go up' "

Just as Cyrus the king of Persia entered into the gates of Babylon and took over that empire, it was the exact date that God said he would. Our Lord Jesus Christ will return to this earth and this earth age of flesh man will end in the twinkling of an eye the exact time He says He will. Friend, you can count on that. When that sixth trump sounds, Satan will be here, and when his time is up, our Lord will arrive right on time.

I Corinthians 15:50, 51 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." [50] "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed," [51]

Before we continue lets consider what this has said. First of all, when our Lord Jesus Christ comes to earth, then God's kingdom is right here on earth. This is telling us that flesh and blood will not exist in God's kingdom. Corruption is our flesh and blood bodies, while incorruption is your spiritual body as the angels have. In that body, the soul will have immortality. In other words, this flesh body simply cannot exist when our Lord come back to earth for his thousand year Millennium kingdom. In other words, something will happen at the return of our Lord Jesus Christ at the seventh trump. Paul is telling us that all souls living in their flesh and blood bodies at that time will be changed. If you are alive at that time, you will be changed.

I Corinthians 15:52, 53 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." [52] For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." [53]

The "we" spoken of here are all the people on the face of the earth that are living in their flesh and blood bodies. Those fallen angels that came to earth with Satan, will be destroyed and not take part in this changing into their incorruptible bodies. A "mortal" is a human being, for "mortal", means "liable to die".

So this is telling you and I that if anyone comes to this earth and claims to be Christ, and you are still in your flesh and blood body, that person is a fake. If he is doing supernatural things, then more than likely he is Satan. So pinch yourself, stick yourself with a pin, and if blood comes out, he's a fake. Friend you will not see Christ in your flesh body, for it is instant, faster than you can wink your eye. This time is after Satan has his time of earth, so expect all those supernatural being, or aliens or what ever you want to call them; for they will come in our generation, and those with the seal of God in their forehead will know who they are and exactly what to expect.

I have enjoyed doing these books of the Chronicles, for they are warnings to you and I living in these latter times. My prayer is that those souls that are intended to know the truth will find some comfort and instruction in them, and that you will learn to study the Word of God for it's truths, for the Spirit of God will instruct you in His Ways when you seek that truth and ask for His guidance.

 

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