Luther Raine

Zechariah 12:6, “In that day will I make the governors of Judah like anhearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf;and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right handand on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her ownplace, even in Jerusalem”- This prophecy was fulfilled May 14, 1948 when Israel was re-established.

 

Next he mentioned to read Matthew 10. 


There have been at least 4 attempts that he knows of so far to preach

the word of God in Israel, but it has not yet been done because the time isn't right. When this is fulfilled, the Lord’s return will come. 


Jews are now beginning to hear and believe the truth which is also a sign of the Lord’s coming.

 

Matthew 24:2-14 (verse 2 and 3 has 3 questions. Verse 2- “And Jesus said unto them, 'See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.'” Verse 3, “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, 'Tell us, when shall these

things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?'”


Matthew 24:4-14 answers the last question and is talking about the end.


Matthew 24:15-22 answers the first question and statement from verse 2  and is talking about the destruction of Jerusalem (it has already happened)


Matthew 24:23-51 and Matthew 25:1-13 is talking about His return


Matthew 25:14 is back to the present time

 

Zechariah 14:2-4, “(2) For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. (3) Then shall the Lord goes forth, and fight those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle. (4) And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”

 

When the Lord returns, all nations will be around Jerusalem trying to destroy it. (United Nations will vote to send troops against Israel.  It is possible that we may see it in the papers about sending the troops in.)

 

He will come in the clouds. First will go the dead, and then will go the living. He will not have yet touched the ground at this point.  After the marriage in the air, He will then touch the earth.

 

Matthew 25:31-32, “(31) When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall he sit upon the throne of His glory: (32) And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divide his sheep from the goats.”

 

Jesus will be sitting on the throne at the beginning of the 1,000 years. The ones that hear “depart from me” have lived through the plagues that have come, but were never saved.

 

The graves will be opened before the marriage of the lamb.


Only half of the professing people that are living will be wise. The other half will be foolish. There will be NO chance for the foolish.  Once the Lord returns, that chance is over.


144,000 Jews are sealed. The Jews will see Jesus’ body and mourn because they will see it is Jesus they killed. They are the exception. They will accept Him because they are Jews.


While we're in the air, most of the plagues will hit the earth. We may see a few, but most will come while we're in the air. (To see all plagues, read The Book of Revelation.)

 

 

There will be signs. All of the following will happens at the same time:

½ will not be ready

Nations will fall

Fullness of gentiles will be

Babylon will fall

The U S will lose power

Arabs will rule

(And he said there should be 1 or 4 more things happen because the Lord doesn't do things in 6s)

 

In June 1967, there was the 6 day war and the war was God’s doing. In 1967, the Jews took over all Jerusalem, so it is no longer divided. 


Who of the human population goes back to repopulate the earth? The young children that have never said “No” to God or were too young to understand, will live and reproduce in the 1,000 years that the devil is tied up. Then the devil will be loosed for a little season and he will get a tremendous following. Then God will sit on the throne.


Zechariah 14:16-17, “(16) And it shall come to pass, that everyone who is left of all the nations, which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (17) And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.”

 

Isaiah 66:23-24, “'(23) And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me,' saith the Lord. (24) And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me:  for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

 

There will be a constant convention somewhere around the world during the 1,000 years. There will also be a constant convention at the Lord’s thrown in Israel where you will be invited to attend.

 

No one will gets eternal life without the temptation of the devil.  In the 1,000 years, God will give the humans 100 years to decide to follow Him. If they choose not to follow Him, they will die but those that choose to follow Him will live the 1,000 years.

 

The symbolism of the 7 seals is happening now. The actual opening of the 7 seals is unknown.

 

At the beginning of the 1,000 years, only those who are living on this earth now that have followed Him, and the children, will go with Him.


Paradise- a place where the saved dead go to await the resurrection.

 

I Corinthians 15 - Jesus will turn everything back over to the Father.


Jesus is: a disciple, savior for our sins, first fruits, bridegroom (1,000 years) and the first born among many brothers (after we are all saved).


Daniel 7- Mentions the 4 beasts:

1st is the Eagle - The United States

2nd is the Bear - Russia

3rd is the leper - China

4th is the beast - Arabs

 

The beast will rule when the Lord is about to return. The oil will give the Arabs the power. They have the money, the oil and the cruelty. The other 3 will have the life extended. So the US, Russia and  China will exist, but will have no power.  The hatred of Israel will be the reason for the battle of Israel. The Arabs will have a big hand in having the United Nations attack Israel.

 

The world and flesh will still be in the 1,000 years, but the devil will not be trying to rule in the hearts through the 1,000 years.

 

At the beginning of the 1,000 years, the only humans will be the children and the 144,000 Jews until the children grow up and reproduce. The children and those that they reproduce in the 1,000 years will be in the kingdom of the Lord, they will just take a lower place. They are still of the “queen,” but are not “the queen.”

 

Random thoughts at the end of the night:

The mercy is now and when you die. There will be NO mercy at the judgment.

We need to be ready and waiting, not waiting to be ready.

No human can appreciates the Lord as we should. Even the workers can't appreciate it as they should. It’s just not something we can do as humans.

We need to be faithful in our place. We may not be happy with what we get when we are willing for the Lord, but that’s just because of our human nature. Human nature doesn't want what the Lord wants.

 

Why did Israel not take all of the land that they could have?

 

Luther’s answer…the parallel is why aren't we all we can be?

 

One man’s testimony that Luther shared with us:  A man came to convention for the first time, not knowing the truth and he asked one of the workers, “Where are the band stands?” and the worker kind of smiled. Then he asked, “Well, where is the beer?” and the worker chuckled. That Saturday night the man professed. He said he could see

the difference then between the world and this way as convention continued and he wanted to be a part of this.