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Jude 1-8 -- This is what it is to contend for the Faith
1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. 3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.
I recently heard Dana Coverstone share another dream of his and I think it was directly related to this. They were urging people to contend for the faith and instead they just watched. Also they were urged to cross the silver line which I understand to indicate salvation. Instead they were slaughtered by dark forces. Recently it has become very obvious to me that there are many Christians that hope they will not have to “contend for the faith”. They think that if there is friction between the world and the church that we should be “meek” and “mild”, “long suffering” and “patient”. Preaching the gospel and more to the point, preaching righteousness is provocative and “as much as is possible we should be at peace with all people”.
That all sounds very spiritual and even Biblical. The problem is that it is not possible to compromise with the faith or with sin. Not only so but if we see sin and say nothing then we will be held accountable. We are not talking about gossip, backbiting, murmuring, or slander. The context is the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. So then, if we are talking about your cousin, or your neighbor do not apply this fellowship to that situation. On the other hand if we are indeed talking about the faith that was once for all entrusted to us, then this chapter is urging us to contend for it. The violent take the kingdom by force. We will not be threatened or intimidated to give up one inch of this faith, we will not compromise with the the Faith.
4 For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you.
This has been a recurring theme in his dreams with dark ninja-like warriors slipping in among those who were spectators and in other dreams described them as wolves with red eyes. It is time to wake up. They have slipped in among our churches, among our teachers, among our politicians, among those that make the movies or present the news. Look at what is happening now with the rage against churches over the Roe v. Wade ruling that is pending from the Supreme Court.
They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
Christians have been condemned repeatedly for being sexist and for being judgmental towards homosexuals. Ridiculed for questioning the theory of evolution, and pressured to open up to all religions as all worshipping the same God. “A license for immorality”. In the schools the law is being changed so that a boy can use a girl’s bathroom and if a teacher or supervisor were to complain they will be fired. Everyone in the inner city knows that we must patrol the stairwells and make sure no classroom is left unlocked because teenagers are looking for an opening for immorality. This new law is the license they have sought. Boys can now go into the girls bathroom and have sex and if a teacher objects they will be fired. Some like Desantis have stood up to this only to be vilified. Meanwhile we see these disgusting protests at churches where they firebomb and deface the churches and also mobs outside of the Supreme court justices homes threatening their families. 5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.
One of God’s goals in that deliverance was that the Egyptians would know that He is God. Likewise at the end of this age everyone will know that Jesus is Lord and savior. Jude’s point here is not so much about the deliverance as it is about those who did not believe being destroyed. These ones secretly creep in because the worst thing for them is to shine the light on them and expose them. We are called not merely to preach the gospel of salvation but also to contend for the faith. In a nutshell the faith is that Jesus is Lord, every knee will bow, and you need to do what He says. We do not bow the knee to ungodly people who creep in are condemned, and try to pervert the grace of God. I recently heard a Jesuit saying that this has been their strategy for decades to creep into the evangelical churches and control what they preach.
6 And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.
The book of Enoch goes into great detail on what happened when they fell, were judged, and were bound. This is what we will see if we are being attentive, they did not keep their position of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling. For example, the Attorney General is threatening legal action against the audit in Arizona. He has no authority over the audit in Arizona. The US constitution is very clear that elections are under local jurisdiction, not federal. The AG’s “proper dwelling” is the constitution but he is abandoning that.
7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
We are given several historical examples for our admonition concerning the end of this age. One example of course is Noah, when they entered the ark and closed the door then the rain came and destroyed the then known world. A second example is Egypt, one plague after another, each becoming more and more severe, until Pharaoh thrust the Israelites out of Egypt. Once again the crossing of the Red Sea while Pharaoh’s armies were destroyed is quite symbolic. Another example is Sodom and Gomorrah, the day Lot left God rained fire down on the cities. It is very easy to see that there are many in the US who have given themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. The Music awards show should have been X rated. It was on prime time TV and yet a major act in the presentation of the awards was a lesbian sex scene. Fornication is confusion and that is what we have today. Who knows how many “genders” they have now. What started out as people condemning hate crimes and human rights abuses against people who were LGTBQ to the US embassy flying the Gay Pride flag! What happened, as Christians we condemn abusive behavior towards anyone, that doesn’t mean we want to fly a Gay Pride flag over our house or over our country.
8 In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.
The ungodly people are acting in the very same way as the angels that fell. If they heap abuse on you as you share the gospel know that this has all been prophesied. For some the gospel is a sweet fragrance of life unto life. For others it is the smell of judgement unto condemnation. Every time we turn around someone is heaping abuse on someone else. I watch a video of a teacher heaping abuse on a small boy around 5 years old because she made cupcakes that were only for those who identified as gay and he identified as straight. We are watching protests all over the country where they reject authority.
The Fourth Month for some, the tenth month for others
During the month of Tammuz Moses broke the ten commandments and the idol of the golden calf was erected. Jeremiah states that the walls of the first temple were breached on the 9th of Tammuz.
We also have the fast of the 17th of Tammuz.
The 17th day of Tammuz is a fast day. This fast is referred to in the Bible (Zechariah 8:19).
The Mishna Taanit 4:3 (Oral Law) lists five tragic events of Jewish history that happened on the 17th of Tammuz:
Moses smashed the first tablets on seeing the golden calf.
During the period of the first Temple, the besieged population of Jerusalem could not obtain an animal for the daily sacrifice.
The walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans during the second Temple period.
Apustamus, a Roman officer, burnt a Torah scroll.
An idol was placed in the holy Temple.
The 4th day of Tammuz
Zechariah 7:1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the Lord came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu;
This word is a rebuke to the hypocritical practice of Israel. God tells them that all those things they were doing supposedly for Him were hypocrisy because they were not executing true judgment or showing mercy and compassion.
The 9th day of Tammuz
Jeremiah 39:2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.
Jeremiah 52:6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
Both of these days indicate severe judgement for those who allowed the temple to be polluted and who did not treasure the word of God.
The permutation of the four-letter name of God (the Tetragrammaton) through which divine energy flows to the world is HVHY (hey vav hey yud) in Tammuz, emerging from the final letters of the passage in Esther ( 5:13) zeH enenV shaveH leY, spoken by Haman. The order is the direct reverse of the Name’s regular form, YHVH. This is a sign of the stricture and judgement hanging over this tragic month until the Messianic era.
Sight is the bodily function that must be rectified during Tammuz. The majority of the time that Moses’ spies spent in the holy land was during the month of Tammuz. They saw the land with eyes that lacked faith, eventually bringing back an evil report that cost the people 40 years of wandering in the desert. The tribe associated with Tammuz is Reuven, whose name means ‘see a son’, and is derived from the sense of sight.
Tammuz is the saddest month in the Jewish calendar. In order to fix Tammuz, Jews need to repair their eyes, in order to gain messianic sight of the rectified future.
Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
Compare Genesis 8:5 with Genesis 4:7
Genesis 8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
The tenth month means authority, completeness of order, and responsibility. Some see this meaning union or collection. Some see this as God's authority over mankind and the divine completion. Others associate the number with holiness. However, the tenth month became the fourth month after the month of Nisan became the first month.
Genesis 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
The number four is associated with the door. The first mention of the door is that "sin is at the door". It is the saddest month of the year.
So then put these two thoughts together and you have the pre tribulation rapture (the tenth month) but for those who are left behind it is the fourth month.
The word "door" is used three times in Revelation. Philadelphia is told that the Lord has set before them an open door. With Laodicea the door is closed and Jesus is on the outside knocking. Then Revelation 4:1 it says that John saw an open door in heaven. Chapter 4 is a very clear reference to the rapture and when we put Philadelphia (the church that is raptured) with Laodicea (the church that is vomited out of the Lord's mouth) we see one had an open door and one had a closed door. The Lord placed an open door for Philadelphia to speak the word and preach the gospel and they took it. As a result at the rapture the door was open in heaven for them. Laodicea on the other hand shut the door on the Lord, locking Him out of the church and as a result during the rapture they were locked out of the heavens. If the door is open for you then on Tammuz 1 you would be raptured, if it were closed to you then the month of Tammuz would be the saddest month of the year.
James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
This is the month the judge will stand. To receive a reward is a judgement and to suffer loss is a judgement.
1Corinthians 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
The rapture of the church will be the opening of a great and effectual door for the gospel for those who are left behind.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
This is a response to "when will these things be" which was in response to the Lord saying not one stone will be left upon another. Sure enough, the attack on the temple began in Tammuz. So then if the Lord tells us the end from the beginning we can expect the war on Israel in Ezekiel 38 to begin in the fourth month too, the saddest month of the year.
Mark 11:4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.
Why do you need to tell us the colt was tied by the door? Why not just tell us the colt was tied (Matt 21:2 and Luke 19:30)? This colt is used for Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem after raising Lazarus from the dead (the pre tribulation rapture). To be by the doors is to be "at the doors".
During the Passover which may depict all the believers who are in Egypt during the tribulation, the Lord passes over the houses with the blood on the door. There are several criteria to be raptured, you cannot be an evil servant but you must be the good servant looking for your Lord's appearing, you cannot be the foolish virgin but must be the wise virgin with the vessel filled with oil, you must have a relationship with the Lord and you must have invested the talent He gave you so that He receives what is His with interest. However, to have the death angel pass over your house all you need is to have the blood on your door. If you confess your sins and ask the Lord to forgive you and wash you with His blood you will be covered and protected from the death angel. But that is hardly the requirements to be raptured.
Enoch was born on the same day he was raptured which was Sivan 6 which was Shavuot. I have already shared how I think Jesus' ascension was on Shavuot (Acts says he met 40 times with the disciples since his resurrection, that was interpreted to mean 40 days, but it could mean they met 40 times in that period of time). Jesus is the incarnated word of God. The word was with God and it tabernacled with us. Shavuot is when the word that was with God came to tabernacle with us.
Jude 9-13 These people slander whatever they do not understand
9 But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
We need to be careful. It is possible to overreact to their rejection of authority with our own insubordination. Jesus is Lord, not us. We are not in a position to judge, only to preach the saving grace that still operates. You do not need to compromise with someone who is ungodly and yet in authority. Learn from Michael, they are not the Lord, Jesus is Lord. I read today that every Republican that voted to impeach Trump is now being primaried. They were shocked, they had no idea they would be held accountable. But the fact is they are our elected “representatives” and if they do not represent us then they will be removed, just like Liz Cheney was.
10 Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.
Slanderers, not only so, but ignorant of what it is they are slandering. They are acting irrationally in a way that is very destructive not only to others but to themselves as well. They tear down statues of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. Lincoln said that if he could have avoided the Civil War he would have let the South continue with slavery. You can’t take that quote out of the context of history, he campaigned on no slavery in the free states and no more slave states added. It had become apparent to the South that slavery could not compete with the industrialized North. The South knew that they had to have the North work with them on slavery or else their economy would collapse. Lincoln knew it too. His point was not that there was any possibility that he would have had slavery but rather that it was not his fault they had a civil war. His point was that the South was fully to blame and was guilty for the blood shed during that war. Then their issue with Teddy Roosevelt is even more irrational. There is a statue out front of the Museum of Natural History that shows Roosevelt on a horse with a Native American and an African man standing next to him. These two figures are personifying the continents of North America and Africa because the museum houses a vast array of animals from these two continents. Teddy Roosevelt is there because he was a world famous naturalist and the one most responsible for collecting the Museum’s specimens. This has nothing to do with racism or any abusive practices, it has to do with the natural history of these two continents.
11 Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.
It is as though all the negative examples throughout history are all on display today. Cain killed his brother out of jealousy. For what? Because his business selling sheep and wool was outperforming Cain’s business selling vegetables and fruit? Greed, envy, jealousy, hatred all expressed by Cain. Balaam is more subtle. A professional prophet, a prophet for hire. Like the “fake news” agencies. We don’t have to shoot you, instead slander your business and we can kill you that way. We can’t be obvious, we hire someone known to be faithful to tell us God’s word and let him show us how to do it. The cigarette companies hired a PR firm that pushed the idea that “we don’t know” that cigarettes are addictive. It was a lie and when it got exposed they all went down the tubes. The NFL hired the same firm to teach them to say we don’t know that football causes brain injuries. And now we see those caught up in Korah’s rebellion, trying to rebel against God’s law, against His word, against the church His representative on the earth. Today the churches are the embassies of the kingdom of the heavens. But in country after country they violate the sovereignty of that embassy. It will provoke sudden destruction from the Lord.
12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. 13 They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.
You don’t just see them as leaders of corporations, PR firms, and governments. They have also infected the church. Shepherds who only feed themselves with their “prosperity gospel”. Clouds without rain, that is a politician who gets elected on a platform of lies. Biden promised to forgive college loans, that was an empty promise. Harris promised to do away with the human rights abuses at the border, an empty promise. They are blown by the wind, whatever the radical left wants they do. It seems nothing is too radical for them. Biden looks like an autumn tree, a tree who has lost all its leaves. What are his “roots”? He doesn’t have any, there is nothing that he stands for, nothing that you can say that is what he cares about. Omar going on and on about how the US is a terrorist nation, she is wild waves of the sea foaming out her shame.
There are a couple of key principles that I think all "watchmen" should adhere to.
1. We were told specifically by the Lord that this period of time would be "as the days of Noah". Nowhere does Jesus say that the feasts of the Lord are something the church should be looking at concerning the rapture. Paul says that the feasts are a shadow of things to come, but it is a very big leap to then assume they will refer to the rapture, especially since we can tie every feast day to the Lord's incarnation, human living, crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and coming kingdom.
2. Sardis is told that if they don't watch for the Lord's coming they will not know the hour when He comes.
If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
That is a pointless warning unless for those who do watch they will know the hour. Pastor Sandy has given us the year, that is great. Dr. Barry Awe has explained the calendar, that is also very helpful. I would argue that if we are looking at the days of Noah for the day it would be when the tops of the mountains appear. Right now everyone is on Youtube sharing all kinds of things, it is hard to know who is telling the truth. But once the rapture takes place you will be able to see "the tops of the mountains" and then you will know who to listen to and who was lying to you.
3. The first day of the tenth month for Noah and the seven (the church) is also the first day of the fourth month for everyone else ever since Passover. For some the rapture is the completion of God's authority in His creation. Jesus and His bride will be crowned king over all. For those left behind it is the saddest day, the month for them to adjust their sight, and the beginning of the destruction of all things.
4. What about the hour? We know it is the twinkling of an eye which could be a reference to twilight, either sunrise or sunset. We know the day begins at sunset. We know the fourth month is the month of the door and this month begins (opens up) at sunset on day 1. So that would be the hour.
5. There is a very, very long list of guesses about the rapture that have been wrong, so another key principle is to look at other days. The 9th of Av seems like the most obvious and certain day for the Antichrist to be revealed / released. Since we are told in Thessalonians that the antichrist will be revealed after the restrainer steps aside we can also say that the rapture should take place before this.
6. There is also evidence that the destruction of society paves the way for the Antichrist to ride in on a white horse. The fourth month is the month where this destruction always begins, it is the month the spies checked out the good land.
7. Many people assume that since Daniel's 70th week begins when Antichrist confirms the covenant and this will be the last seven years that this is "the tribulation". However, that is a simplistic point of view. For example, when Jesus said that this generation shall not pass away until all these things be fulfilled the final thing in his list was Jesus appearing in the clouds in great glory. He didn't say anything about Armageddon or the Great White throne. Therefore the tribulation does not need to start 7 years before that time. Also Jesus says "as you begin to see these things happen know that your redemption draws near". So the people taken in the pre tribulation rapture will see these things begin to happen. We also know that the Ezekiel 38 war appears to happen more than 7 years before the end of the age, so again, the 70th week is seven years long but the period of tribulation is relative, depending on where you live and how you define it. Maybe tribulation for you began with the Tsunami in Indonesia, or forest fire in California or flood in Houston. If your house was destroyed, you became homeless and you lost everything then for you the tribulation has begun. We know from Revelation 12 that when the Man child is taken up the fallen angels are cast to the Earth. So then I suspect the demonic and Satanic persecution will take off immediately after the rapture.
8. There has long been a big debate about salvation, but we have recently made major discoveries. The raptured saints are the "good servants who are watching and preparing for the Lord's return unlike the wicked servants who say the Lord is delaying His coming". Plus, they are also the wise servants who have vessels filled with oil from their relationship with the Lord in contrast to the moronic virgins who the Lord says "He never knew them". But not only so, they are also the good and faithful servants who have invested the talents the Lord has given to them. They are faithful servants in the church, they are wise virgins with a personal relationship with the Lord, and they are those with a ministry investing what the Lord has given to them. That is what it takes to be raptured. However for those left behind they need blood on the door to keep the death angel away. If you are covered by the blood you are protected from the death angel. That is the bare minimum required.
I heard someone talking about AI recently and I thought it was quite relevant to this discussion of hell. People are worried that if AI becomes sentient it may see humans as a threat and want to kill us. We are the creators of AI, so people are talking about pulling the plug and what to do about AI if it goes down the path of the terminator movies. That reminded me of God and His creatures. Since He created them why wouldn't He be able to pull the plug on any that rebel?
At His command mountains shake and kingdoms crumble
Your time has come O great nation of Babylon and America
Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
I am the God who sets up and sets down.
I am He that speaks to the oceans telling them to hold and keep to their places
A dividing asunder is commanded.
A separation has come, a dividing has come.
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Your time has come O wicked nation of America
Now you receive your just rewards.
From your actions, your deeds,
Now you are divided asunder
Now you fall from the inside out as well as the inside in.
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
A division, a separation, time also for your nation
Separation from your wealth
Separation from your power
A separation from your honor
For pride has lifted you up.
Jeremiah 49:16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.
A time of dividing for its people
A time of dividing for your states
A time of dividing for your wicked once great nation
For dividing mine.
Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Separation I say
Dividing I say
I separate the goats from my little sheep
I divide the kingdoms of the earth
And I give to whom I choose.
Separation has come.
Matthew 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Daughter, division, a dividing of many of situations, occurrences of both people and Lord.
Daniel 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
Ezekiel 22:2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.
I command you speak, I move you follow my lead.
i will warn, ye shall warn.
I separate them, you follow.
In separating in your life.
Luke 12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
The plagues of Egypt are upon you.
You did well
To get my dream out before the allotted time begins.
The words of this dream needed to go forth before the happening of the first plague
So when it occurs and happens all will know that I am giving warning to my people
and to my prophets as I did in times past.
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
The cry shall arise of water being turned into blood
And it shall spread across your world slowly yet speedily
A strange anomaly is occurring they shall say
As water begins to turn into blood
No one unsaved or backslidden condition will even be able to take a bath.
Unless near an ocean
A salt water left on the skin is not always a good thing.
2Samuel 16:16 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
It begins today, slowly, speedily, it shall happen daughter.
(I thought about this slow, speedily expression. Suppose you have a vine that is doubling in size every day and after six months it covers half the lake, how much longer till it covers the whole lake? The answer is one day. If you have something that is doubling that is speedily. If it starts out very small scale, a few microbes here and a few microbes there you may not notice. But the minute you do notice it will be everywhere very fast.)
Because now is the when of all things coming. Now is the now. The pivot point of these things coming.
This is a side note, but the significance was certainly not lost on me. I am visiting my family for my mom's 90th birthday and my hotel room is 222. The number 222 is "the voice of God" or "the chariots of God". 2220 is the ultimate word of God.
Now all will see, now all will hear, now all will know that I am God. My love has not changed for my creation but I will no longer tolerate the evil, wicked sins and abominations on your earth. My world that I created.
Have I not shown you love? Have I not been kind and merciful. Even when the murdering of babies is the number one cause of death among children? All in the name of Planned Parenthood!
We need to know that this ruling on Roe v. Wade is definitely a pivot point of all things coming. I have already pointed out the correlation between the assassination attempt at Kavanaugh's house, a man who is an elder that sits in the gate of the city and who has two daughters that were also threatened by this, and what we read in Sodom about Lot. The silence of the media that is making a big deal over January 6th, and the reluctance of Pelosi to vote on added security is very clear evidence of how evil our system has become.
Have not I been merciful in sending warning first?
I saw this as a teacher. A kid could have done something horrific and indefensible, but unless the teacher followed the entire protocol to the letter, step by step, they could nullify the punishment. You have to have documented warnings to the parents of kid failing before you can actually fail the kid. I have heard of many instances where the principal reversed a failing grade simply because the warnings had not been properly documented. I used a special robo call system that created a spreadsheet of all the calls made and the message that was left. I sent out so many messages that the principal would become aware of this from many parents responding (most were favorable, a few were angry). All of these posts, all of these Youtube videos, all the preaching for the last 2,000 years has been well documented.
Have not I shown love over and over again. A life for a life, daughter, is what is required!
Whoa! We have had over 60 million abortions in the US. We can expect this attack on the US to cost 60 million lives?
Esau sold his birthright for porridge to Jacob, so also you my people have sold your birthright to Satan. Your enemy, the very one who seeks to destroy both the inward and outward part of every man, woman and child.
The Lord gives us three parables to answer this question. Suppose you have 12 oranges, they represent 12 believers. In the first parable the Lord says that there are wicked servants and good servants in the house. The wicked servants eat and drink with the drunken and they beat their fellow servants. The good servants are watching and preparing for the Lord's return. The house refers to the church. This parable talks about the believers church life.
So take half of your oranges, those are the wicked servants and put them in a bowl.
The next parable talks about the wise and the foolish virgins. The foolish virgins (morons in Greek) did not take oil with their lamps. So when they try to get into the feast the Lord says "He never knew them". Who wants to go to a wedding if you don't know the bride or the groom? All of these ones are virgins, they are not wicked, they are pure. But half of them do not have a personal relationship with the Lord, He doesn't know them.
So take half of the oranges that are left, three of them and put them in the bowl as well, those are the foolish virgins.
The final parable talks about three servants who have been given talents. Two invest the talents are are said to be good and faithful servants and the Lord says "enter into the joy of your Lord". Those two are raptured. The other one is an evil and slothful servant. He says "I know that you are a hard man". Remember all three of these oranges we have left have a personal relationship with the Lord, they all know Him. But his one is bitter, they went through the cross, they were persecuted, and to try and avoid the full experience of the cross this one hid the talent and now is trying to use self justification. By condemning the Lord and justifying his slothfulness. This parable is talking about our ministry, our service to the Lord.
Put one more orange in the bowl, this is the wicked and slothful servant.
The two oranges that are left will be raptured.
The ten in the bowl will be in the tribulation. They need to have the blood on the door of their house, of this bowl, and the death angel will passover them. During the tribulation they get a second chance in their church life, personal life and ministry.
This is one sixth of the the oranges, just like in Revelation where one sixth of the first six churches is raptured. Laodicea is the one church where Jesus isn't even in their midst anymore, the one that He will "vomit out of His mouth". That orange is rotten. It isn't even in the bowl. But during the tribulation Jesus will be knocking on the door for them to open up to Him.