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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christian Archeologist Exonerates Russia in the End Times - Russia is not Magog




Where in the world is Magog?
Well this could sure upset the prophecy apple cart. Many so called prophecy experts have written thousands of books claiming that Russia is Magog of Ezekiel 38 and 39. Poor Russia, I wonder if they are mad about that? I looked this up in several other places and sure enough, many other sources do not identify Magog as Russia. Read on to see just where Magog really is.
In Christ, Sarah


Christian Archeologist Exonerates Russia in the End Times
Contact: Jeffrey Goodman Ph.D., 520-885-5874, jg@thecometsofgod.com; www.thecometsofgod.com


TUCSON, Az., Sept. 28, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian archeologist Dr. Jeffrey Goodman in his book "THE COMETS OF GOD" pokes a big hole in the theory long held by most evangelical Christians that Russia will be one of the bad guys during the end times. Based on misconceptions about Russia's origins, many evangelicals believe Russia is to be the evil empire of Ezekiel 38-39 that is to attack Israel during the end times. Goodman says this error about Russia has the potential to create an international misunderstanding that could provoke unwarranted political action.


Most end times Bible prophecy authors have argued that Russia's origins trace back to the ancient nation of "Magog" of western Asia Minor, and that Magog was the ancient "tribal name" of the "Scythians." They wrongly believe the "Scythians," a group of nomadic tribes from Central Asia traveled across the Russian steppes, and came to live in the territory north of the Black Sea. The erroneous belief that Russia is Magog from Ezekiel 38/39 can be traced back to a small group of 18th and 19th century theologians who based their assertions on historical references that had been purposefully altered. These altered references include statements attributed to the Jewish historian Josephus, and the Roman historian Pliny. Within academia today, no professional archeologists or historians or serious Bible researchers associate Magog with the Scythians or the Scythians with the Russians. The truth is that modern scholars have unequivocally documented that a group of Scandinavian Viking traders called the Rus began the Russian state during the mid AD 800's, and gave their name to Russia.


So if Russia is not Magog of end times Bible prophecy, who is? Dr. Goodman says archeologists and historians know the correct identity of the nations of Ezekiel 38-39 based on the dealings these ancient nations had with the Assyrian Royal Court. Records of the ancient Assyrian Royal Court talk about these ancient nations the same way that the Bible does. Based on the Assyrian records, archeologists recognize the Bible's Gog as a historical militant king who indeed led a multinational force that included the nations of Mesheck and Tubal, as called for in Ezekiel 38-39. Gog of Magog means "Gog of the land of Gog" and the Assyrian records identify this land as Lydia of western Asia Minor. To the Greeks Gog was known as Gyges of Lydia.


Goodman says that since Gog, Lydia (Magog) and their confederates no longer exist, Ezekiel 38-39 uses them as "historical types" of those who are to be involved in the end times battle described in Ezekiel 38-39. As King David is used as a type of the Messiah, Gog is used as a type of the antichrist. The Bible says this battle is to take place in the mountains (Ezekiel 38:8, 21 and Ezekiel 39:2, 4, 17) where God fights for Israel and reveals Himself to Israel. Moreover, the Bible's books of Daniel and Revelation both indicate that a revived Roman Empire (in essence) will be involved in such a battle.


Dr. Goodman explains that there is a connection between ancient Lydia and ancient Rome. Historians know migrants from Lydia called the Etruscans took control of the population of central Italy and put them on the fast track to becoming the powerful Roman Empire. The Etruscans were responsible for the urbanization of Rome, as well as its army and its economic advancement. The Penguin Dictionary of Archeology says "the influence of the Etruscans on Roman civilization was enormous." In the Fifth century BC the famed Greek historian Herodotus told how the Etruscans came to Italy as a result of a migration from Lydia. From fancy pottery to oriental style burial tombs, the culture of Lydia was lifted and replanted in Tuscany, north of the city of Rome. As Gog's descendents became the Kings of Lydia, their Etruscan cousins became the monarchs or Kings of Rome, and they even used the word "Etruria" as a synonym for Italy.


The historical record shows a clear connection between Magog (an eponym for Lydia) and what the Bible says will be the final expression of Roman Empire, since an Etruscan last sat on the throne of Rome before it became a Republic, and the Etruscan right to rule traces back to Lydia.


For details and illustrations please go to FREE DOWNLOADS at www.thecometsofgod.com and see "Russia is Not Magog" and "Armageddon, Magog and the War of Ezekiel 38/39."
Dr. Goodmans article: http://www.thecometsofgod.com/dwnlds/appndx-b.pdf


Source: http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/9509017871.html


Other references:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06628a.htm
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0007_0_07466.html


Maps of Lydia:
http://0.tqn.com/d/ancienthistory/1/0/m/v/2/Lydia-Map-of-Asia-Minor-under-the-Greeks-and-Romans-.jpg
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Maps_of_Lydia


Modern day Europe & the Mediterranean region:
http://www.travel-europe.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/europe-map-travel-trip.gif







Monday, November 28, 2011

Juggernaut Cometh





Juggernaut Cometh


Dear Saints,

As I was waking up on the morning of Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 the Holy Spirit spoke to me very clearly and this is what He said;

“Juggernaut. Juggernaut cometh.”

I believe the word was spoken twice so that I would comprehend it because although I may have heard the word before, I have never used it in my vocabulary and I had no idea what it meant. So I looked it up in the dictionary and this is the definition:

1. Something, such as a belief or institution, that elicits blind and destructive devotion to which people are ruthlessly sacrificed.

2. An overwhelming, advancing force that crushes or seems to crush everything in its path:
a massive unrelenting force that seems to crush everything in its way.

The word Juggernaut is used to describe a literal or metaphorical force regarded as mercilessly destructive and unstoppable.

The scripture that I was given is Revelation 13. This chapter is about the rising of the beast kingdom and an evil economic system where everyone who wants to buy or sell has to take a mark. I was not given any time frame or any information about the mark.

As I continued to pray and seek the Lord about this I knew by the Spirit that this is definitely about a crushing economic system or condition that is coming. I felt led to do an Internet search for the exact words, “juggernaut cometh” because I thought it was kind of strange that the Holy Spirit used the word “cometh.” He is not in the habit of speaking to me in King James Bible language.

Sure enough, I found a confirmation as to why the words were spoken as I heard them and that the meaning of this has to do with economics. The very first search result was a site about a book called “Juggernaut: Why the System Crushes the Only People Who Can Save It” by Eric Robert Morse.” His site is called “Juggernaut Cometh.” Link:http://juggernautcometh.com/blog/

Basically what I gleaned from the obvious secular perspective of the website, is that our economic system is becoming more and more a form of entrapment and slavery and this is only going to get worse and the current system cannot sustain itself. One day we are going to wake up and find that the current system has imploded and in order to participate in the new economy we must receive a “mark” of some sort. (Rev 13:16-18.)

On Sunday I fasted and prayed and asked the Lord to speak to me about this. The Lord then spoke to me about what I had witnessed on TV with the Black Friday shoppers and how sick it made me. I find the whole thing repulsive! I even heard a statistic that nearly half the people polled were shopping for themselves! That bit of information really reveals the heart of this wicked nation!

Here is what the Lord said: 

“You saw how people were clamoring for goods and material things; this is an abomination in my sight! These same ones will loose everything until the only thing they can reach for is me. The coming system will be a wine-press and I am allowing this crushing to remove everything not of me.”

Many people will not want to give up the ability to buy and sell and will go along with the new system that will be set up. Hopefully many will choose instead to give their life for Christ because those who take the mark of the beast will be lost forever. 
DO NOT TAKE THE MARK! (Rev 14:9-12)

In Christ, Sarah


References:
The word Juggernaut originates from about 1850 and is a metaphorical term used as a reference to the Hindu Ratha Yatra temple cart which carried an idol of Krishna through the streets. The cart was reputed to crush devotees under its wheels as they threw themselves in the path of the cart.



Monday, November 14, 2011

The Eagle,The Wind ,The Call And The Glory




Last week was a pretty intense week for me. I knew that there was something great going on in the spirit realm as I was feeling much uneasiness. I know that the Saints of Yahweh were praying because those prayers brought some relative peace instead of the chaos and evil that many thought might manifest because of the 11-11-11 antichrist activities. Now I am not saying that evil and chaos is not going to manifest in a much greater way, because sooner or later it will since the Bible says it will.


I prayed a lot during the week and in one prayer I asked the Lord to strengthen me because I am just so weak these days. Even though there are so many things I want to write about, it is very difficult to sit down and put together a blog post! This lack of strength is affecting other things I want to do as well. The Holy Spirit gave me Isaiah chapters 40 and 43 to read. The next day a friend sent me the video below but I had not watched it. I then spoke to her and told her to read the scriptures I was given. She called me back and said, wow! Did you watch the video yet? When I did it was a total confirmation! 
In particular, Isa 40:31 is what the Holy Spirit was speaking to me about. 


But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 


That word "wait" in Hebrew is qavah- which has the meaning of "to bind together." So what this is saying is that those who bind themselves together with Jesus will have their strength renewed! 
And we shall not be weary because we shall have the wings as an eagle to SOAR ABOVE the circumstances below. No matter what it is! 


So be encouraged Saints! FEAST on the word and stay in prayer and meditate on Jesus and BIND yourself together with Him! He is the God of our everything!




Link: http://youtu.be/6zVc5ud2M1o

If you have not seen the warning message for America by Jonathan Cahn (the man in the video above) called The Harbinger, then I highly recommend it!
Link: http://youtu.be/tXei0Zb3dxM

NOTE to email subscribers- I am sorry for the duplicate posts that continue to be sent by email. There is some sort of bug on the Feedburner feed and they either cannot or will not fix it. The only way I may be able to stop it is to completely delete the feed and start over, but that may not fix it and all email subscriptions would be lost. So I am sorry for the inconvenience. But on the positive side I have received emails from people who thanked me for the information because they were new to the blog and had not read that post yet. Thank you for your understanding!


In Christ, Sarah