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The First Domino Falls in Our Lifetime

Don't Get This Wrong! Teaching Blog #31

When you look at the Muslims you are looking at a religion where almost everyone within their religion would vote against their extremes. Christians are going to be tossed into the category of extremes and I believe that human secularism will take over and society will get rid of the extremes. I believe this way of thinking will intensify after this war because the world is going to come together and they are going to put a global contract in place that will set the stage for Antichrist. Again, this is what I believe, that this war happens first and once it does happen we will see things start to escalate very quickly. When will this war happen? It will be soon. I believe it will certainly happen in my lifetime because it is already taking shape, but it could take years before the war begins or it could take as little as two years. Also, I do not believe there is a long dispensation of time between the end of this war and before we go into the tribulation period because the stage will be set worldwide and Israel can go back to the sacrificial system.

This war is going to be the next major prophetic happening in the earth. Now, others believe differently, they feel this war happens during tribulation but remember that the first three and a half years of the tribulation are peaceful. But how will the seven years of spoil fit into seven years of tribulation because who will need to spoil once Jesus comes back? It simply doesn’t add up. I think it will take place a handful of years before we see Antichrist come onto the scene. In fact, he will probably be the one who actually brings world peace and the contract together.

We know that Antichrist will be one who signs the contract because he will be in leadership. In fact, Antichrist could be in office for ten years before things begin and we may even see him on the news but not know who he is, however, when we get to the seven years he will be there to sign the contract. This means he will already be in place because only leaders will sign this contract. I firmly believe that this is going to happen in our lifetime. I do believe this war is the first domino that falls and it brings about the seven year events.

Think about the excitement! Yes, it is a war but think about this day whether it is a year or ten years from now, you will remember back when you heard and studied this teaching because the Word of God tells us that others will see that this was taught before. With all that being said, I want you to stay encouraged because this is not a time to fear. Think of the excitement that comes from the fact that our God chose to tell us about this war and that we are going to be fighting with Israel! So be encouraged, be watchful, be alert, be prepared, and be ready, instead of being fearful in this time period because I want us to be able to work with God by faith. This means that we need to align our hearts with Him in order to work with Him and we are not to be overtaken by what is going on and the circumstances that are surrounding us! Amen.

Be blessed,

Sebastian

The Platform is Being Set

Don't Get This Wrong! Teaching Blog #30

In Revelation 12:13, the dragon who is Satan persecutes the woman which brought forth the man child and who is the woman? Israel is referred to as the woman. And, do you see that there is nourishment in the mountains of Israel? Let’s look at the timeline because this war is yet to come, but for now we are going to look at what happens when this war is over. One section of Scripture says that Magog will be hit as well, so we are going to assume that all of Israel’s enemies on her border and those who are zealous to remove her from the land will also be dealt with. And since this was a world war, once it over we will probably experience financial collapse with commodity prices going through the roof and the world will be in disarray. However, at the end of this war Israel is in a much different position than it was before the war. Israel will be in a very good position after this war while the rest of the world will probably be in financial ruin while they try to rebuild.

This is me now, but I believe this war sets the stage for financial, political, and spiritual Antichrist. Remember what the covenant does and what we learned in Daniel 70 Weeks? We learned that the Antichrist signs a covenant with many that allows Israel to go back to the sacrificial system, but in the middle of this time period Antichrist breaks the covenant. Now, could Israel build a Temple today and go back to the sacrificial system on the site where the Dome of the Rock is currently? Yes, they could but not without starting a third world war, however, after the war in, Ezekiel 38, it will be possible for them to rebuild their Temple.

Once the Ezekiel 38 War takes place Israel will rebuild their Temple and they will go back to the sacrificial system, and it is going to set up what I believe will be a worldwide agreement. This worldwide agreement is going to set the financial structure of the world. Our world economic history shows us that every time we have a collapse or a meltdown after a world war the laws and rules are changed, and then, things get more complicated.

You see, Antichrist is revealed at the three and a half year mark but the structure of the kingdom that he will rule is set up in advance before he gets into place. Antichrist does not automatically show up and then in seven years the structure is built and gone. No. Right now the platform for Antichrist is being set up and I believe that when you study this war in, Ezekiel 38, the entire world will come together. They will start by setting global, worldwide boundaries that will eliminate those that are not tolerant one to another! Amen.

Be blessed,

Sebastian

 

 

Our Foundation Is Christ

Are You Sure? Teaching Blog 30

This is the final blog in our series and in closing I want to answer a few questions that you may have and one question is how will Believers be judged? The answer is found in 1 Corinthians 3:12-16 where we are given six elements and they are: gold, silver, precious stone, wood, hay and stubble. In these verses Paul tells us the foundation of our life is our belief in Jesus Christ. We then build our house upon this foundation of belief from wood, hay and stubble, along with gold, silver and precious stones. The Bible tells us that on the day the Lord returns a pile of these elements will be laid before us.

The wood, hay and stubble stands for good deeds we performed but they were done with the wrong heart. This means they were done with the wrong intentions because it was for the admiration of man. The gold, silver and precious stones represent the good deeds we did for the glory of God and not for recognition from man. Fire comes down on our pile and burns the wood, hay and stubble leaving only the gold, silver and precious stone. In other words, the good deeds we did for the recognition of man will be reduced to ashes and all that is left will be the good deeds we performed for the glory of God. I want to make it clear that we are not judged based on our sins, instead, we are judged based on our righteous works and these are the things of value we carry with us into eternity.

Part of growing in the things of God is being charitable, praying and fasting because we are commanded to do these righteous acts, but we can do them with the wrong intentions. This means we sometimes do them to seek the approval of man or to be seen and rewarded by others. These deeds are not done in faith. Only when we do things in secret for the glory of God do we receive His blessings and gain eternal rewards and that’s the status of who we will be forever. I like to put it this way, in heaven there will be cheap seats like bleacher seats and there will be good seats like box office seats and what we do here on earth determines our seating position in heaven. Salvation not only bought us life with God and gave us righteousness with Him it also gave us the ability to obtain a seat in heaven that is closer to God. It is what we do here on earth for His glory that actually gives us a blessing in heaven. Even though we don’t hear or see it on earth our deeds of righteousness are being accounted to us for the day He returns. We can spend our life striving for a good profession but I am telling you from this day forward we have the rest of our lives to build wealth and status in heaven. The Bible tells us to strive for greatness and mastery in our walk with Christ so we must formulate that into our lives here on earth.

My prayer is that you gleaned enough from this teaching to know that salvation is not a single event. It is a lifelong journey that Christians are called to. It is a very sobering thought even though it is a joyous thing because we have been saved from damnation. Our heavenly rewards are given to us because God chose to make a fix for mankind so we can live with Him forever. That is why we have salvation because God loved us and gave His Son for us! Amen.

Be Blessed,

Sebastian

The Motivation Is Wealth

Don't Get This Wrong! Teaching Blog #29

We read in, Ezekiel 38:7-17, about Israel becoming a nation and we see a hoard of people coming into Israel. The hoard is this coalition that is moving toward the land of Israel and its leader is Gog and Magog, which is the nation of Russia. Of course, current events today show us that Russia has now moved into the borders and we see this coalition already being put together. The motivation behind it is wealth and the Bible says that an evil thing has come into their mind where they said, let’s go after Israel because look at the wealth they have. Let me point out that one of the largest natural gas finds in the history of mankind was just recently discovered in Israel and this has only happened in the last few years. And, Israel is geographically located in a very strategic point because when you look at all of the nations in the Mediterranean plus Northern Africa, Asia, and India, you understand that Israel is the focal point of those worlds coming together.

In Verses 15 and 16, we learn that it is almost like diplomacy because they are asking this group what are they doing, are you coming to take a spoil? Sheba and Dedan is the Saudi Peninsula and Tarshish is a port in Spain that was used almost exclusively in the ancient world by England. This is how England would gain access to the European Continent through Spain and the young lions are Tarshish, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America. Again, Sheba and Dedan are the Saudi Peninsula and the merchants of Tarshish are the other countries, when you look at it you could called these other countries the Anglo Nations. Tarshish and the Anglo Nations get together and they say to this coalition of nations, Russia, Iran, Saudi, Northern Africa, Turkey, the old Soviet States, they ask what have you done? It is almost like the first wave is one of diplomacy and then it mounts. This is God saying that He is bringing the coalition forth and pulling them down and I am making it so that the coalition cannot do it any other way. I am bringing them against My land and in the latter days everyone will know and see what I am doing.

Lastly we read in, Verse 17, that we are going to be preaching this message like we are today. You can get a recording of my taped message from twenty years ago and you will find that this exact message was given at that time. However, today Russia moved into Syria! This is what God is saying here and we will be able to tell others that the Prophet said this was going to happen and we will be able to use these chapters in Ezekiel as a prophetic event. This is how important it is for us to know the Word of God! Amen.

Be blessed,

Sebastian

 

A Harsher Judgment

Are You Sure? Teaching Blog #29

We studied the privilege that we live under in our time and along with that privilege there are expectations upon us as Christians. Today we are going to learn that judgment in our dispensation will be much harsher then it was for those before us. Even though we live under grace the judgment of humanity in our dispensation will be greater. Particularly for those who found the privilege, saw and experienced the anointing, but did not respond to it. This group will have a higher judgment than those who never heard or saw the anointing. We learn in Matthew 11:20-24 that the Holy Spirit is drawing people to Believers who have His Spirit in them and who are teaching and preaching the Gospel and revealing its fruit.

We learned in 2 Peter 2:21, “For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.” Why is better not to have known? The answer is clear because those who have the privilege of knowing Him and hearing His Word, yet they don’t respond and walk away, their judgment will be greater than those who never saw or heard it. That is a very strong statement! The gravity and weight of walking away from our relationship with Jesus, to divorce Him and walk away from our marriage, in the end will be even more tragic for us. This is why we named this curriculum, “Are You Sure?” because we have to be sure about our salvation. We just can’t paint salvation with own brush, we have to glean from God’s revelation and His Word about what is truth and what isn’t truth. We simply can’t make up doctrine as we go through life. Christianity is not meant to be a burden for us, but what is absent in the Church today is a little bit of godly fear in that there is an expectation upon Believers in Christ.

Saints, we don’t know when Jesus will return, but when our heart stops beating we will meet Him and we don’t know that day either. This is the day we will meet the Son of God face-to-face and like the good steward we want to be found doing the work of the Lord. We are doing the work of the Lord when we receive revelation knowledge and in faith we walk in that knowledge through actions that will produce fruit. We are told in the Gospel of Luke that the servant who knows his Master, yet turns away from the things of God, his portion then will be appointed with the unbeliever. We also learn the servant who knows God’s will and doesn’t do God’s will shall be beaten or judged more harshly. Why is that? The answer is found in Luke 12:48, “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required…” Believe me, there is a requirement from God for us who walk in this dispensation of time because it is a privilege to know the Word of God. Amen.

Be Blessed,

Sebastian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving In The Wrong Direction

Don't Get This Wrong! Teaching Blog#28

In Matthew 24:9-10, we see they are reacting to the pressure and as a result many are turning away from their faith and they begin to hate and betray one another. The snare is us thinking about ourselves and self preservation, meaning, the sense of duty to one another which was prevalent in our Nation prior to World War II is gone today. It is gone because everyone is only thinking about themselves and this is even in the Church. Now, when you have a Church that is apostate or is moving in that direction, then we are in the last days as Paul said and perilous times will come.

The Holy Spirit is telling us that the Church is diminishing and melting away because it is losing the focus of loving your neighbor as yourself and loving God with all of your heart and mind and soul. That trap, set by Satan, puts us in a place where we cannot absorb what is done to us and we react, therefore, we do exactly what Jesus said and we backslide. The Church is not enduring sound doctrine and they are turning their ears away from the truth and they are satisfying an itch with a gospel that will make them feel comfortable in their current lifestyle.

We are not bringing a hard Word that would cause us to change our behavior because if we do, then people won’t come to Church. But, it’s not about the numbers because you can have a Church of fifteen thousand people and have no rewards. Or, you can have a Church of one hundred and change their hearts for the Lord so they can go out and change the hearts of others. A bigger Church with a bigger building doesn’t mean success in God’s eyes because God doesn’t gauge success in Christianity based on numbers. God gauges Christianity based on love and hearts that have been changed! Amen.

Be blessed,

Sebastian

 

 

 

We Live In Great Privilege

Are You Sure? Teaching Blog #28

Today, I want us to clearly understand the renewing of the mind and how God sees things. Let’s begin with how we view things because they are not the same as God’s point of view. For those who recognize and have received things from heaven God looks upon us as being privileged and it’s because of the dispensation of time we live in, but first let’s review the life of John the Baptist. His ministry was about a five mile walk into the wilderness from the city of Jerusalem. People traveled a good distance to hear him preach and his message was always centered on repentance. John lived off the land in a tent, he wore camel skin clothing tied with a leather belt, he ate a specific diet and because he was a Nazarite, he never shaved or cut his hair. For all intensive purposes he was rugged, unkempt, messy and homeless.

Jesus spoke about His cousin John in Matthew 11:7-10 and He sort of pokes at the crowd by asking: What did you expect to see when you went into the wilderness? Did you expect to see a preacher dressed in an expensive suit with glitz and glamour? Did you expect someone who is successful in the world and well polished? Or did you expect to see a great movie star? Then Jesus tells them, “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is great than he” (Matthew 11:11). What did Jesus mean by that? Well, there is a lot of speculation on this verse so let me explain. Unlike all the prophets in the Old Testament, John had the privilege to actually walk with Jesus Christ. Other prophets may have experienced visitations or dreams or some sort of interaction with Jesus, but John walked with Him and this was a great privilege!

John was also different from the other prophets because to our knowledge he never performed any miracles yet Jesus told the multitudes he was the greatest in the kingdom. You see, John’s greatest gift was the lack of worldly possessions. He was completely void of earthly things and he pushed himself away from the world. Don’t misunderstand me because this doesn’t mean things of the world are necessarily bad because God does want us to have a home and clothing. But what Jesus is getting at is the fact that John was all-in and wholehearted toward God and he was completely sold-out for Jesus.

What does all this mean? It means that in our dispensation of time which is after the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, we have more privilege than the Saints before us because we have the revelation knowledge of Jesus Christ. We know the Messiah has come, we have the Holy Spirit living in us and we have the new birth. We have the privilege of the heavenly gifts that God has bestowed on our dispensation because all other dispensations did not have everything complete in Christ like we do today. John had a spirit in the power of Elijah and he walked in that gift, but today we have the Spirit of the living God in us; therefore we live in greater privilege today.

Be Blessed,

Sebastian

 

The Snare And The Trap

Don't Get This Wrong! Teaching Blog #27

Jesus tells us in, Luke 8:10-15, that the Word of God was planted in their heart but the Devil comes to take the Word. However, they could have believed and had been saved but he took the Word from them. We learn here that the Word of God comes into a heart yet it brings no fruit to perfection. What is Jesus really talking about in these verses? Jesus is talking about salvation. He is saying that the Word comes to some but it is taken by Satan, and then, they cannot grow and be fruitful, therefore, they cannot be saved. This is the snare and the trap is that Satan will keep us busy through social needs and social energies. Then, as we try to participate and immerge with the world and try to keep up with everyone, we soon lose focus and become spiritually dull, and then, we are going to fall away ever so slightly.

For instance, when a crop grows and it is chocked by weeds this process does not happen overnight it happens gradually. So, Jesus is telling us to take heed so that the day doesn’t come upon you unaware. You can be so spiritually dull that you are trapped in the snare and it’s too late. You are busy with running around in circles trying to keep up with everyone else, and then, as a result of all this you become trapped. And, when you are caught in his trap – he owns you.

Think about the younger generation and all the texting, good or bad, that is being done today and how they handle disagreements through technology. It used to be when you got into a fight on the playground everyone had to make amends by the next morning. Otherwise, you couldn’t put a team together to play ball if there were still hard feelings in the air. Not today though, we can say whatever we want and do whatever we want because technology has changed our behavior and it causes us to think differently. This is what we do today and we are looking at our phones and engaged in technology so much that it is taking us away from the things of God.

Look at how dramatically Church attendance has changed because we used to go on Sunday morning and Sunday night plus Wednesday evenings and there used to be a crowd in attendance. Sadly, most Churches today have already done away with the Sunday night service and many are closing their doors for the mid-week service because people are not attending. There are other activities and they are too busy to come to Church. The warning from Jesus is that if you get caught up in this snare and trap then you are going to miss opportunities. The Bible tells us to forsake not the assembling of yourself together because there is an anointing, a very special anointing, when the Church comes together as a family! Amen.

Be blessed,

Sebastian

 

Raised In Glory

Are You Sure? Teaching Blog #27

We have studied that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God neither can corruption. Therefore, this corruptible, mortal, dying, decaying, sin-filled body is going to be changed into what is called a “resurrection body”. We will receive the same immortal, spiritual, incorruptible body that Jesus received. This is the rapture of the Church and in the twinkling of an eye we will be changed with those Saints who come back with Jesus upon His return. This is the salvation of the body. We learn in 1 Corinthians 15:42-48 that we are sown in corruption; raised in incorruption. Sown in dishonor; raised in glory. Sown in weakness; raised in power. Sown in natural body; raised in spiritual body.

The first man, Adam, became a living being. The last Adam, Jesus, became a life giving Spirit. So we need to ask ourselves a couple of questions. What is the difference in humanity between Adam and Jesus? And what is the difference in humanity between Jesus and the rest of us? We can start by saying that God was the Father to both Adam and Jesus. This means there was no human being involved in the making of Adam because God made Adam by Himself. And of course there was no male seed to Jesus because He was born outside of humanities sin. The Bible refers to Jesus as the “last Adam” meaning Jesus was the last person God made on earth that was born outside the seed of man.

The experience we go through during the rapture and resurrection of the Church is that our soul and spirit will be reconnected with our new spiritual body which is part of the Gospel plan that Jesus paid for. Two thousand years ago the same process happened to Jesus and it will happen to all those who believe in Him as Lord and Savior. When Jesus returns it will be the grand finale of all things because there is no more death after His return. And this explains why the rapture cannot happen prior to His return because where on the timeline of events could you place the resurrection of the body for those who are saved during tribulation or afterwards? This has to be the final act that brings order to all things. When Jesus returns He will bring the Saints from heaven with Him and we are all changed and brought together in the clouds with Him. We will rule and reign with Him for 1,000 years and this is called the “Millennial Reign of Christ”.

If Jesus does not come back beforehand, we will die and we will be separated spirit and soul from our body, just like Jesus was for three days and three nights. Jesus was resurrected and reunited with His Spirit and His soul, so now the three parts are together again in one whole Spiritual person who is led by the Spirit. The same experience is what will happen to us when He comes back. He will complete the salvation that we stand in because our new spiritual body will never die. We become incorruptible and immortal for eternity. This is the third part of the salvation process because God dealt with the penalty of sin in the new birth. He dealt with the power of sin in our life through the process of renewing our mind. Now, He deals with the completion of our salvation and we are now whole, all three parts of us.

Be Blessed,

Sebastian

Behold the Fig Tree

Don't Get This Wrong! Teaching Blog #26

We will begin our lesson today in, Matthew 24:32:35, where Jesus tells us in this parable to behold the fig tree. And, if you go back to the Book of Joel or Jeremiah along with several other places in Scripture, you learn that the fig tree is representative of Israel and at one time Jesus cursed the fig tree. Now, when Jesus says behold the fig tree, we can read it to mean: behold the nation of Israel or behold Jerusalem. I will paraphrase this by saying, when Jerusalem is tender and young know that summer is nigh. This is when Jerusalem is beginning to bud or beginning to be fruitful, do you follow me?

Let’s back up to the last few verses in, Matthew 23, where Jesus said that Jerusalem would be desolate and lay waste for a period of time and this happened in 70 A.D. and we will read about that in a moment. For now, I want you to focus on the time period from 70 A.D. until May 14, 1948, because it was during this time that Israel was not a nation and it is a miracle in itself that the Jews stayed together as a people without a nation.

Think of it this way, if you dispersed all the Italians throughout the earth two thousand years ago, do you think there would still be a group that could come together today? No, I don’t think any group could come together after that duration of time unless it was tied together spiritually such as the Jews. Remember, Jesus said when you see the fig tree yet tender, and this was in 1948 when Israel was budding and became a nation; however, its borders were not complete until the six day war in 1967 when Israel took back the West Bank and Jerusalem.

So, the generation that saw Israel come back together in 1967, along with all the other signs that Jesus explained to us about knowing the season we are in, when we put that all together we know that we are in that season today. How do we know this? We know this because Jesus could not have come back prior to 1967 because there was no Jerusalem and there is no Temple in Jerusalem either. This means there was no place that the Book of Revelation or great tribulation or Daniel or anything else could have occurred, because the Temple was not there and Jerusalem was not there. However, things changed in 1967 which happened in most of our lifetimes, right? Jesus can now return because Jerusalem is now back in the custody of Israel and Israel is a nation. So, for almost the whole entire Church-age or at least the majority of it Jesus could not return, but now He can return because the stage has been set for Him! Amen.

Be blessed,

Sebastian.