Yesterday, Feb. 26th was Ash Wednesday on the Church calendar kicking off the “Lenten season”. Perhaps you have seen people walking around with the little smudge of ashes on their forehead in the symbol of a cross. This signifies that man was made out of dust and will return to dust after death. The only way to escape this sad reality is through Christ’s finished work on the Cross that offers the believer eternal life in Heaven. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, and repentance for the Christian. Lent is observed for 40 days prior to Easter, the Church Holiday that celebrates the Resurrection of the Christ.
On the Hebrew Calendar, yesterday was Adar 1, and is also a day to commemorate. According to Jewish writings, in the year 1313 BC, Adar 1 was the time of the 9th plague of Egypt, the plague of darkness. This plague of thick darkness lasted for 3 days, culminating in the Exodus of the Hebrew people who had been enslaved in Egypt for over 400 years. Spiritually speaking, we understand that Jesus was in the “belly of the earth” for 3 days and 3 nights, Rising in Victory over the ultimate darkness…death. His Victory over death and the Grave made it POSSIBLE for all of mankind to finally make our exodus out of the sin that has enslaved our flesh for thousands of years. This is the glorious reality for all who BELIEVE and RECEIVE the shed blood of Jesus’ finished work on the Cross as the atonement for their sin.
The plagues of Egypt were used by God to break His people FREE from the bondage of SLAVERY under the evil Pharoah. The first Plague was when God turned the water of the Nile River into blood. The 8th plague of Egypt was the plague of Locusts. At this time, I cannot help but think of the intense locust infestation that is going on now, as we speak, throughout parts of Africa and Asia.
KANCHOMBA, Zambia- One of the world’s oldest and most destructive insects is wreaking havoc in Africa.
Hundreds of millions of locusts are eating their way through the continent, putting crops, food security and millions of lives at risk.
It’s almost like a page out of the Bible’s Old Testament book of Exodus. Authorities are calling it the worst outbreak in decades as billions of desert locusts swarm across a large part of East Africa.
“Today locust swarms are as big as major cities and this is getting worse by the day,” warned Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations. “I ask the international community to respond with speed and generosity to ensure an effective response and control the infestation while we still have the chance.
Experts say the average swarm can contain up to 150 million locusts, travel 100 miles in a single day and grow as large as 250 football fields.
“That swarm IN ONE DAY can eat the same amount of food as the entire population of Kenya,” said Keith Cressman, an expert with UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). “That swarm IN ONE DAY can eat the same amount of food as everybody here in the tri-state area – New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.”
These LOCUST swarms are tearing through East Africa and parts of the Middle East. Although locusts are nothing new, this years “plague of locusts” is far worse than anything that has been seen in 70 years.
The 10 plagues were primarily aimed at the “gods” of Egypt and were designed to give proof of the power of the TRUE God of Israel over Egypt’s pagan gods (who were nothing more than demons and fallen angels masquerading as GOD).
1. Nile turned to blood was aimed at Khnum, the “guardian of the Nile;” Hopi, the spirit of the nile; and Osiris, the supposed “giver of life” whose bloodstream was the Nile.
2. Frogs were aimed at Heqt, the supposed “god of resurrection”, who was also thought to assist women in childbirth and whose form was a frog.
3. Gnats and 4. Flies were not aimed at any particular Egyptian “god”.
5. Plague on cattle was aimed at Hathor, the mother “goddess” whose form was a cow and Apis, the bull “god” who was the living personification of Ptah ( the supposed “creator god “) and the symbol of fertility.
6. Boils were aimed at Imhotep, the Egyptian “god” of medicine.
7. Hail was aimed at Nut, the sky “goddess”; Isis, the “goddess” of life and Seth, the protector of crops.
8. Locusts was aimed at Isis and Seth again.
9. The 9th plague was the plague of darkness. This plague was aimed at the Egyptian “god” Ra, the sun “god”.
The plagues were to contrast the POWER of YHWH, the TRUE GOD….with the impotence of the Egyptian “gods”.
Exodus 10:21: Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt—darkness that can be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days.
The plague of darkness was the final warning of YHWH’s impending judgment. YESHUA (God’s true SON..JESUS) is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. The Egytian sun “god’ Ra is really none other than the devil. Ra is NOT God. He is NOT light. He is darkness, the opposite of light. YHWH removed the sun for 3 days and 3 nights in the land of Egypt to SHOW the identity of the TRUE LIGHT. The 9th plague harkens us back to the first chapter in Genesis, when the earth was VOID and WITHOUT FORM, and GOD’S SPIRIT HOVERED over the “surface of the deep”, separating the LIGHT from the DARKNESS. When LIGHT is REMOVED, only DARKNESS REMAINS.
Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and DARKNESS was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be LIGHT ”; and there was LIGHT. 4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
On October 2, 2018 I had a dream that I believe was from the Lord. Please pray for discernment. At the time of this dream, I had never heard of “Ra”, the Egyptian “sun god”.
This dream was about 2 pairs of a father/son combo. One Father and Son was good, the other evil. Both pairs of father and son were on the seashore. The good Father/son pair moved off out of my field of vision and my vision followed the evil father/son pair. The evil father/son duo walked up the seashore literally stepping over sleeping people. (people were lying on the beach, sleeping). Then the evil father turned around. His name was Ra, which I found out later is the name of the Egyptian sun “god”. He was Arab, and seemed Muslim. He had very thick, dark wavy black hair and mustache. In a thick accent, he said “The US will be going away soon…VERY SOON”….I understood that he was going to say something else, but he didn’t. I woke up. Couldn’t see the face of his son because his back was to me.
I believe the “good FATHER/SON” is YHWH/YESHUA (JESUS), and the evil father son is (“Ra” (satan)/antichrist). I was told in the dream that the name of the evil father was Ra. The antichrist will come on the scene before Jesus Christ. 2nd Thessalonians tells us that the antichrist will be revealed when the LIGHT is removed. (Rapture). What I did not realize at the time I had this dream in October of 2018 is that “Ra” is pointing to the plague of darkness that came PRIOR TO the EXODUS. The evil father (Ra) said that the US would be going away SOON…VERY SOON. I had this dream in October, 2018. At this time, the US has done fairly well under Donald Trump, but there is definitely a plan in place to REMOVE Trump and put America under the New World Order. We see EVIDENCE of “Trump derangement syndrome” daily on the Propaganda media that some still think of as “news”. It is not news, it is PROPAGANDA designed to SHAPE THINKING not REPORT FACTS. How soon will the US be “going away”? Well, if it was “soon” in 2018, how much sooner is it now in 2020. The enemy’s goal has always been to take Israel, God’s crown jewel, for himself…and the United States, Israel’s largest and most powerful ally, is in the way.
What some people call “division”, God calls SEPARATION. God separates the darkness (sin, evil, sickness, death) from LIGHT. Jesus Christ IS the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. In HIM there is NO DARKNESS at all. The Jewish people believe the TORAH (Word of God) is the LIGHT of the world. They are not wrong; however, there is so much MORE to the story than what they can now SEE. What the vast majority of the Jewish community fail to understand is that JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA HAMASHIACH) IS the WORD OF GOD (TORAH) MADE FLESH. The Torah is LIGHT because JESUS is the LIGHT.
John 1:1: In the BEGINNING was the WORD, and the Word was with God, and the WORD WAS GOD. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the LIGHT of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
14 And the WORD became FLESH, and TABERNACLED among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
When all light is REMOVED, we are left with DARKNESS. When Jesus Christ, the LIGHT OF THE WORLD, was hanging on a CROSS…there was another “plague of darkness” that lasted 3 hours.
Matthew 27: 45 Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
The 9th plague of darkness was described as THICK, as “darkness that can be felt”. This is unlike anything that we have experienced before. This is obviously more than the absence of LIGHT, it’s more than what our eyes observe, this was something that could be FELT, engaging not only the sense of sight but also the sense of touch.
Spiritual darkness isn’t a “color”, but a state of being. Spiritual darkness involves evil, involves sin, involves rebellion against the TRUE God (Triune God..Father/Son/Holy Spirit). The plague of darkness was the final warning before JUDGEMENT and WRATH…the “death of the first born”. The LAST plague (DEATH OF THE FIRSTBORN) symbolized Jesus, God’s own SON, who took on Himself all of our sin (past/present/future), thereby bearing in our stead, the WRATH of God,so that we could be FORGIVEN for sin and GRANTED ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN. For this, I am ETERNALLY GRATEFUL to our GRACIOUS GOD!
So today (Adar 2), as I look out at this cold, gray world, I am reminded of the plague of darkness that fell during these SAME 3 days (Adar 1-3) in 1313BC. Yesterday (Adar 1), there was a mass shooting in Pennsylvania that killed several people. The news of the Corona Virus is reaching a fever pitch as this PESTILENCE begins to spread from China to places around the world. Grocery stores are running out of food in some places in China and Italy. President Trump even felt the need to address the nation about this growing PLAGUE. It is affecting the GLOBAL ECONOMY as travel grinds to a halt in some locations. Also, Cruise ships and vacation resorts are being greatly affected as they have been “ground zero” in the spread of the disease. It’s looking very much like this plague will become a global pandemic. At the same time and on a personal note, my BELOVED mother is facing terminal cancer and has been placed in HOSPICE for pain control. Praises to Jesus that she is a BELIEVER, and that everything that is being stolen from her will be RESTORED by our GRACIOUS GOD!
Darkness is spreading around the earth at warp speed. The US Government just voted down a bill that would protect infants who are born as the product of a “botched abortion”. So abortion doctors will be permitted to DENY aid to a baby who is DYING outside of the womb. This is infanticide, and it’s tragic. Will they be penalized if they offer aid? I shudder to think about this incredible cruelty against the LEAST OF THESE.
Washington, Feb. 2020 — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would ban most late-term abortions and threaten prison for doctors who don’t try saving the lives of infants born alive during abortions. “It almost defies belief that an entire political party could find cause to object to this basic protection for babies,” the Kentucky Republican said.
The media, who is nothing more than the PROPAGANDA MOUTHPIECE for the New World Order (prince of the power of the airwaves), is in agreement with “liberal” politicians who VEHEMENTLY ARGUE that killing babies is GOOD..and yet this same media would be extremely upset if animal doctors were allowing BABY EAGLES or BABY WHALES to die. We have mass shootings, drug overdoses, exploding homeless populations, locust invasion that will lead to increased FAMINE for some of the most vulnerable in the world, horrible seasonal FLU, drug resistant bacteria, and now this CORONA VIRUS plague..(pandemic). Sin is rampant. Television shows and movies that glorify witchcraft and new age mysticism are all the rage. Homosexuality is now not only touted as GOOD, but it is considered EVIL to speak the truth, that homosexuality is a sin. The new motto is “YOU DO YOU”…meaning that we should all be the people that we WANT to be..with no thought of who GOD made us to be. People have become lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. And yet, we wonder why there is still SICKNESS, SUFFERING, and DEATH on this earth. We need look no further than ourselves. Instead of addressing the ROOT CAUSE of sickness and death (sin is the root cause), mankind prefers to PROMOTE and ENCOURAGE sin, demonizing JUDEO CHRISTIAN values, while making feeble attempts to bandaide sickness with medicines, new “genetic” treatments, etc.
We are in the days of Noah. Jesus is coming soon. How soon? Only the Father knows, but we are surely seeing the signs of the times all around us. Continue to watch ISRAEL as Gods prophetic TIMEPIECE…the only part of God’s timing that we can SEE. I would imagine that we will soon see the 3rd Temple built in JERUSALEM. I think that the Temple COULD be representative of the LEAVES on the FIG TREE. The fig tree bears leaves before it bears fruit. In the Bible, the Fig Tree represents ISRAEL.
Matthew 24:32: “Now learn the parable from the FIG TREE (Israel): when its branch has already become tender (Israel regathered into her land starting in 1948) and puts forth its leaves (3rd Temple?) , you know that summer is near; 33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He (JESUS) is near, right at the door.
Many people in Israel see Donald Trump as a type of “Cyrus”, the Persian king who was instrumental in the building of the 2nd Jewish Temple. Israel has actually minted a Temple Coin with both Cyrus and Trump’s picture, so it appears that they expect Trump to be instrumental in building the 3rd Temple. Yes, although they don’t yet have a 3rd Temple standing in Jerusalem, Israel DOES have a TEMPLE COIN.
Historically, the plague of darkness fell 6 WEEKS before the Exodus. This year, Feb. 26 – Feb. 28th is Adar 1-3, the time of the 3 days of darkness. Will there be a “literal” 3 days of darkness before God’s judgment (TRIBULATION), following the same pattern as the original Exodus? Some think so. We don’t know. Just prior to the Exodus, there was the MIRACLE of LIGHT in the Israelite’s dwelling places during the plague of darkness. In today’s DARK WORLD, there is LIGHT in the “tabernacles” of God’s people, the LIGHT of GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT. God’s people, His Bride, have the GIFT of the Holy Spirit, and are therefore walking in WISDOM and LIGHT. All of God’s people should be mindful of this, that as LAMPSTANDS, we are currently the only source of light in this dark, dark world. Because of growing Christian persecution, it is tempting to bury the light under the sofa (metaphor for hiding God’s light inside of us); however, Jesus tells us that we need to let HIS light SHINE through us.
Exodus 10: 21 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. 23 They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.
Mark 4: 21 And He (Jesus) was saying to them, “A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand? 22 For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light
In 6 weeks, we will commemorate the PASSOVER, where the blood of the Lamb was spread over the Israelite’s doors and lintels SO THAT the angel of death would PASS OVER them. As Christians, we apply the BLOOD OF THE LAMB OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST, over the doorposts and lintels of our hearts. This is not literal, but spiritual. This is NECESSARY if we want the angel of ETERNAL DEATH to pass over us! However, it would also be a good idea to bless some anointing oil and use this as a SYMBOLIC GESTURE to apply the PROTECTIVE POWER of the BLOOD OF JESUS to our physical houses (bodies/families) during these last days! YHWH is STILL our PROTECTOR and PROVIDER on this earth! We want the angel of death from this CORONA VIRUS PLAGUE to pass over us.
The Exodus was a time of VICTORY. It FORESHADOWED God’s ultimate REDEMPTIVE WORK of bringing His people out of SIN through the SHED BLOOD of ISRAEL’S TRUE MESSIAH, YESHUA HAMASHIACH (JESUS CHRIST). We can only make this trek out of sin AFTER we receive our PASSOVER LAMB, JESUS CHRIST. Once we receive the PASSOVER offering of our GOD, we can THEN make our EXODUS out of sin and to the PROMISED LAND of Heaven. The Rapture of the Church will be very much like the original EXODUS, when God removes His people BEFORE He brings TRIBULATION and WRATH on the sons of disobedience. He will PART the SKIES, and His people will supernaturally CROSS OVER to THE PROMISED LAND. After God raptures HIS LAMPSTANDS (bride of Christ), the world will become EXTREMELY DARK. When God’s RESTRAINING FORCE is removed, evil will run RAMPANT…even worse than it is now.
2 Thess 2: 6: And you know what RESTRAINS him (antichrist) now, so that in his time he (antichrist) will be revealed. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains (Holy Spirit who dwells inside of the Bride of Christ is the restrainer) will do so until he is taken out of the way. (Bride of Christ removed/Raptured along with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit..God’s LIGHT) 6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he (antichrist) will be revealed. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now RESTRAINS will do so until he is taken out of the way (The restrainer of evil is removed at the Rapture). 8 Then that lawless one (antichrist) will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
We are NOW in the days of Noah, the days of DARKNESS. We need to let God’s light SHINE through us until HE transforms and removes us from the earth. CHANGE is coming. TRANSFORMATION is coming. RENEWAL and RAPTURE are coming. Until then, we occupy until JESUS COMES. God’s light will cut through the thickest, the darkest of nights. God’s light is a BEACON of HOPE in this dark, dreary world. Our prayer is that many, many more people will be DRAWN to the LIGHT who shines through us via God’s Holy Spirit, the LORD JESUS CHRIST!