The Palestinian National Council declared a de-facto Palestinian state | VOL. 7 * NEWSLETTER * FEBRUARY 21, 1989 |
Dear Friends of Israel and “Or Tzion”,
greetings in the wonderful Name of our beloved Lord and Savior Yeshua, from our little family here in Israel to our larger one – YOU – in the U.S. Upon my return to Israel in 1989, I was gripped by severe depression unrelated to homesickness or personal adversity. A dark, heavy blanket of looming evil descended upon me. I struggled as my very soul was being pressed out of me as it were, and barely managed to do a minimum of housework and family cares. When I cried to the Lord like Habakkuk in 1:2-4, He showed me the cause of this paralyzing depression: It was an increase in the presence and strength of the forces of darkness, as manifested in the declaration of the state of Palestine.
“This is the hour of the evil ones, and the power of darkness,” Yeshua said in Luke 22:53. Although a glorious worldwide revival is imminent, one still senses the coming of the night, “when no one can work.”1 A time so evil as has not been since the world began2 has begun to “dawn”:
“The dawn is coming. Victory is coming. And our independent Palestinian state and its capital Jerusalem are only a stone’s throw away,” were PLO chief Yasser Arafat’s words on January 19, 1989 in an address to The Unified National Command of the Uprising. Less than a week after the U.S. opened the dialogue with the PLO, he spoke on Baghdad Radio on December 19th in the same vein: “We are in the last quarter hour… A defined struggle, and intensification of the uprising, continued ‘martyrdom’ and expansion of the confrontation will bring a final victory even closer.”
The evil of this “dawning”, of this “final victory” is so great, that it gripped my soul with a paralyzing depression, wanting to press the dear life out of me3.
Algiers, November 1988:
The Palestinian National Council declared Judea, Samaria and Gaza a de-facto Palestinian state and Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, the capital thereof. They demanded Israel’s complete withdrawal from those territories, contrary to UN resolution 242, but above all contrary to Scriptures.
The angel Gabriel said to Daniel: “The wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.”4 To this the apostle Paul added: “The coming of the lawless one… shall be with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore G-d sends them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”5
“You yourselves know that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night, and when people say, ‘There is peace and security,’ (internationally enforced Middle-East Peace Treaty), THEN sudden destruction will come upon them… and there will be no escape. But YOU ARE NOT IN DARKNESS, BRETHREN, FOR THAT DAY TO SURPISE YOU LIKE A THIEF. For YOU are all sons of the light and sons of the day… So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and sober… For G-d has not destined us for wrath…”6
Let us examine more clearly those events in the light of G-d’s Word. The “Sifting” is coming, dear friends! The Lord is beginning to separate the chaff from the grain7.
Not all who say, “Lord! Lord!” are His, and those who through either their activity or passivity share in the evil aggression against Israel, shall also share in G-d’s judgment upon it.
What is happening? Presently we observe that “the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain.” We see “the leaders of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together (international peace conferences) against the L-RD and His anointed, saying: ‘Let us burst their bonds [of occupation] asunder, and cast their cords [of Military and Civil Administration] from us.’”8
November 1988: Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa, deputy permanent observer of the PLO at the UN, requested INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION as the PLO prepared its declaration of an independent state in the territories occupied by Israel, with Jerusalem as its capital. The Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution sponsored by fourty member nations (including the [former] Soviet Union and most of the Arab world with the exception of Egypt). The resolution “condemns Israel’s persistent policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem… and demands… urges… deplores… requests…”
Fourty member states granted the PLO the right to speak directly to the UN Security Council as Palestine, just as any other member nation, despite the fact that it was a known terrorist organization perpetrating countless atrocities in order to inspire fear and therewith turn the world against Israel. To these men of lawlessness the leaders of the world – including President Reagan and Secretary of State Schultz with the Tunis-Talks9 – extended a hand of welcome. The PLO’s new, elevated status puts her now in a class with the Vatican, N. Korea, S. Korea, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland as non member STATES with permanent observer missions.
But — “G-d Who sits in the heavens laughs; the L-RD has them in derision. He will speak to them in His wrath and terrify them in His fury. For now ‘He will awake to punish all the nations, and spare none of those who treacherously plot evil.’”10 To this the prophet Nahum adds: “What do you plot evil against the L-RD? He will make a full end of His adversaries;” and asks, “Did not a plotter of evil against the L-ORD come out from your presence, a counselor of wickedness?”11 1 John 9:4 2 Matt. 24:21; Mk 13:19 3 Mk 14:33-34, AB 4 Daniel 12:10; Rev. 22:11 5 2 Thess. 2:9-11, RSV 6 1 Thess. 5:2-9 7Mtt. 13:30, 37-41; Hab. 2:4 8 Psalm 2:1-6 9 http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_1967to1991_plo_israel_exist_1988.php – excellent site to find reports and documents concerning Israel from 1967 – 1991;
THE UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENT – House of Commons Hansard Debates for 14. February 1989 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm198889/cmhansrd/1989-02-14/Orals-2.html – Column 145, 3rd paragraph: Mr. Dykes : “Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Israelis are hearing the voices of the true friends of Israel throughout the world who feel that talks are long overdue? Further to the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Mr. Latham), is she confident that the United States will not only continue the Tunis talks with the PLO but will upgrade them? Will she also consider upgrading our level of talks with PLO representatives in the future…”
10 Psalm 59:5-8 11 Nahum 1:8-11
The Palestinian War of Annihilation of the Jewish StatePage 2
Yasser Arafat’s words which I quoted earlier are not those of a man who accepts Israel’s legitimacy; they are the demands of a man devoted to its destruction in accordance with the Palestinian National Covenant (al-mithaq al-watani al-filastini)12, which is the constitution of the PLO.
This Covenant unequivocally states:
1. The PLO mission is “the elimination of Zionism in Palestine!”, Article 15 .
2. The 1947 partition of Palestine in and the establishment of the State of Israel are entirely
illegal, Article 19
3. “Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine.”
Salah Khalaf, Arafat’s second- in-command in Fatah, speaking of Arafat’s denunciation of terrorism in Geneva, said that “military’ attacks against Israel were not included; that their struggle would continue until they raise the Palestinian flag over Jerusalem.”13
The PLO majority continues to reject any accommodation with Israel; only a renewed war of annihilation – the combined PLO-Arab state design to wipe Israel off the map 14 – is acceptable. Thus there will be yet more blood on the hands of those “righteous” nations and individuals which demand Israel to negotiate away its own survival, while they themselves sit idly by…
“… silent and inactive, while the enemies of Israel (who are the enemies of G-d) are in tumult and commotion, these proud (Arab) men who hate the Lord. They are full of craftiness and plot against the Lord’s people, laying plans to slay His precious ones. ‘Come,’ they say, ‘and let us wipe out Israel as a nation – we will destroy the very memory of her existence.’ So was their unanimous decision at their summit conference – and they signed a treaty to ally themselves (Treaty of the “Arab League”) against Almighty G-d: the Ishmaelites [ALL MOSLEM ARAB NATIONS; Moab and Ammon = JORDAN; the tents of Edom = SAUDI-ARABIA; the Hagrites/tribes descended from HAGAR, the Egyptian maid of Sarah, concubine of AbrahamYZ, through her son Ishmael who became the patriarch of 12 tribes such as Jacob did15; perhaps today’s SYRIA, which lies East of ancient Gilead; Tyre & Gebal/LEBANON; Amalek/PLO; Philistia/PALESTINIANS; and Assyria/IRAQ and IRAN16.
The Arab States leave nothing to chance. Several have already acquired advanced ballistic missiles and chemical weapons. Syria has developed chemical weaponry that can be delivered on its Soviet-supplied surface-to-surface missiles, and Lybia is fitting warheads filled with paralyzing gas in its rockets. Iraq repeatedly used chemicals in its “War of Cities” against Iran – with little more than a murmur of disapproval from the U.S. and the rest of the world – and is now capable of playing its part in killing tens of thousands of civilians in Israel.Moreover, the Arab States, including Saudi-Arabia, have received massive stocks of new conventional weapons, including combat aircraft, anti-aircraft systems, tactical missiles and main battle tanks. And this is only the beginning. The most worrisome aspect of ballistic missiles in the hands of these countries is their potential as nuclear weapons delivery systems. Arabia purchased CSS2-class missiles from China that could reach any part of the Middle East from Riyad. Iraq possesses(ed) enough French-supplied highly enriched uranium fuel for a few nuclear weapons and tries(d) to purchase plutonium17. As for delivery systems, Iraq has(d) advanced aircraft, including the Soviet-supplied TU-22, TU-16 and MIG-23, and the French-supplied Mirage F-1. It also has(d) acquired the SCUD B from the Soviets, a 300-km ballistic missile with inertial guidance. Iran and Syria have similar capabilities.
It is with these forces that Israel must negotiate to its own detriment, even to its own disappearance. For Arab and Palestinian leadership wants ALL of Israel. Their competing factions differ only in regard to strategy and timing, not goal and tactics. THEREFORE — G-d will gather those Arab nations and those of the world who thusly impose their will upon Israel into the valley of Yehosaphat to judge them for their decision to divide up G-D’S OWN LAND!18
JUDAH = G-d’s portion, and scepter (Zechariah 2:12; Ps 60:7; 108:8);
JERUSALEM = the City of the Great King (Psalm 48:2)
SAMARIA/EPHRAIM = G-d’s Firstborn and helmet (Jeremiah 31:9; Ps 60:7; 108:8)
GAZA = given to Israel (Isaiah 11:14)
12http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Peace/charttoc.html ; http://www.iris.org.il/plochart.htm ; and as publicized by a Palestinian with Article 15 as stated in Arabic: http://www.palestine-net.com/politics/pnc.html 13 PLO “military” means: burning families alive by firebombs; knifing defenseless civilians in the back and mutilating them; planting bombs in civilian buses and department stores, throwing grenades at sidewalk cafes; setting fire to fields and forests, mutilating thousands of chickens; ambushing “mother-buses” and murdering the mothers; stabbing youngsters in the back, slashing their throats and crushing their skulls with rocks (and since the renewed “intifada” of 1999-2005 killing with suicide bombers and rockets). YZIn all of Jewish commentary on Scripture and oral transmission, it was Hagar, the Egyptian concubine, with whom Abraham “rejoined” and tied the “knot” of matrimony after Sarah’s death, changing her name to Keturah. The name is translated as meaning “perfumed”; however the same spelling gives another meaning – that of “joining”, and yet another such as forming a “knot”. Rejoined with Hagar as his wife he fathered yet six more sons, of whom Jokshan became the father of Sheba and Dedan, the very areas of today’s Saudi Arabia, the nation which finances the leading terror groups poised to uproot and destroy the Jewish nation. Doubtlessly the “Hagrites”of Ps 83 are the descendants of those six sons Abraham had with Keturah. 15 Genesis 16:10-12; 17:18-21; 21:10-18; 25:12-18; http://bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Def.show/RTD/ISBE/ID/4010 ; http://westover.searchgodsword.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T4010 ; http://www.uhcg.org/wupc/no-06.html 17http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_1967to1991_iraq_1981.php – Israel’s pre-emptive strike in 1981 on Iraq’s nuclear reactor, Washington’s reaction, and the letter by Cheney in 1991 after the Gulfwar “Desert Storm” 14 Psalm 83:3-5 16 Psalm 83:1-8, LB 18 Joel 3:2, 12, 14
The Battle of Armageddon in beautiful Jezreel – the Valley of DecisionPage 3
The nations choose to ignore that “the L-RD… founded Zion, for the afflicted of His people to find refuge there [from the Nazi Holocaust].”19 Therefore none of their leaders will realize that G-d ordained for DEMONIC SPIRITS to assemble them into that Valley of Decision for that great war at Armageddon. The reference is to the plain of Megiddo. Towering above the plain is the fortress of Megiddo, named Har-Megiddo (“the hill of Megiddo”). It was located in the southern part of the Jezreel (Esdralon) Valley, guarding the pass of the best north-south trade-route in Canaan. Many great battles have been fought there20.
All are arming themselves for their own destruction, as it is written: “The nations have sunk down into the pit which they have made; in the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.” Again, “For without cause they hid their net for Israel [me]; without cause they dug a pit for our [my] soul. Let destruction come upon them [him] UNAWARES, and let the net which they [he] hid catch themselves; into that VERY DESTRUCTION let them fall.”21
Likewise, Zechariah 12 of the Living Bible states: “I will make Jerusalem and Judah like a cup of poison to all the nearby nations that send their armies to surround Jerusalem. Jerusalem will be a heavy stone burdening the world. And though all the nations of the earth unite in an attempt to move her, they will all be crushed. In that day I will bewilder the armies drawn up against her, and make fools of them, for I will watch over the people of Judah, but blind her enemies… In that day I will make the settlements of the West-Bank (clans of Judah) like a little fire that sets the forest aflame – like a burning match among the sheaves; they will burn up all the neighboring nations right and left, while Jerusalem stands UNMOVED [i.e.. remains the capital of Israel]. The Lord will defend the people of Jerusalem… For My plan is to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”22
Notwithstanding, the nation of Israel will not escape entirely, just as there have died so many Jews ever since they began to return to the Land: immediately prior to the rebirth of the nation 6 Million died under Hitler; 2 Million Jews perished in the Roman wars; and about the same number in the Inquisition. The remainder will have to pass through the fire23. However, I believe the Nazi Holocaust was that “Day of Jacob’s trouble” and G-d delivered him out of it by having the nation of Israel rebirthed. Surely, G-d is not gathering His people back into the Land and have them build and rebuild cities and a whole infrastructure only to have two thirds destroyed again. This is not the G-d I know. G-d is not nasty like this. But alas — Jerusalem will at first be taken, plundered, the women raped and half of the inhabitants scattered abroad during the last 3 ½ years of the 7-years Tribulation period24. Then the tide will change. The Lord Himself will fight against those nations25, because there was no man to intervene in behalf of, or help or uphold Israel26.
By the nations’ own chemical weapons their flesh shall be consumed while still on their feet; their eyes rot in their sockets and their tongues in their mouths. Panic-stricken they will fight against each other27. Their blood will flow for 200 miles, at some points as high as a horse’s bridle28. All the sophisticated war-arsenal which the nations so diligently accumulated at enormous cost will be unleashed in a nuclear, chemical and biological holocaust lasting 45 days29. As a result, the balance between earth and atmosphere will be destroyed, thereby triggering the worst of natural catastrophes.
19 Isaiah 14:32 20 Rev. 16:13-16; http://www.ortzion.org/images/finalyears1.html ; Quote taken from the New Revised Standard Version Harper Study Bible, published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1991; study helps written by Harold Lindsell, Ph.D., D.D.; 2 Chronicles 35:22, pp. 637, footnote 35:22: 21 Ps 9:15; 35:7-8; 7:14-16 22 see also Jer. 12:14-17 23 Zechariah 13:8-9 24 Zech. 14:1-3; Rev. 11:1-2 25 Ps 48:4-6; Isa. 42:13-15 26 Isa. 59:16; 63:1-6 27 Zech. 14:12-13, 15; Isa. 49:26 28 Revelation 14:20 29 Daniel 12:11-12, Rev. 12:6, and http://www.ortzion.org/images/timeline, “The Last 5 Years”
Tectonics – Faults – Earthquakes – Floods – The Day of the LORDPage 4
Already geologists and scientists of plate-tectonics30 registered increased activity within the earth crust, both in volcanic activity and movement of the continental plates. We know that the life-cycle on earth depends entirely on interaction. The eradication of one source – for example a forest – affects all life surrounding it. We know that already great, irrepairable damage has been done to our atmosphere. But we don’t know yet precisely the extent to which these hurt our planet earth, except for the heightened activity being observed in her interior.
The Great and Terrible Day of the L-RD
The world’s ocean floors 31 are carved through by three gigantic faults 32, dividing the earth into three portions. One such fault runs through the Indian Ocean floor (see image above and below) and stretches its “finger-tip” as it were, right underneath Israel along the Jordan Valley33. The coming enormous release of nuclear, biological and chemical waste into the atmosphere will break the “bond” that held our earth together, causing violent volcanic activity, land-plates to move and the three gigantic faults to part with greater velocity. Inactive volcanos and instantly created new ones will erupt fiercely everywhere, both on land and in the seas34. Devouring fire will literally engulf the earth, making her fairly melt35, causing gigantic columns of smoke to go up, which will spread over the burning earth like a thick blanket of darkness36. The intensified activity of the earth’s plates 37 not only will create spouts through which the subterranean fire and lava erupts, but will also trigger severe earthquakes, the forerunners of which occurred in Italy, Mexico-City, India and Armenia38. One of those earthquakes will destroy a tenth of Jerusalem, killing 7,000 people39. But the splitting apart of the three gigantic faults is what will destroy the earth’s present continents.
“Terror, and the pit, and the snare are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth! He who flees at the sound of the terror shall fall into the pit; and he who climbs out of the pit shall be caught in the snare. For the windows of heaven are opened and the foundations of the earth tremble. The earth is utterly broken, the earth is rent asunder, the earth is violently shaken. The earth staggers like a drunken man, it sways like a hut.”40
“Then there will be an earthquake as has never been since men were on the earth.”41
It is this earthquake that will rent the earth asunder and shake her violently. In fact — “The earth shall be shaken out of its place,” i.e. change of her axes42.
New York City (which in light of Revelation 18:3-19 I believe to be the “great city”, and not Rome or Jerusalem) will be split into three parts, and the cities of the nations will fall. When one considers the gigantic sky-scrapers of America and of many big cities of the world, built by the pride of men and unto their glory, then one can well envision the immensity of the disaster to befall those cities: underneath their ruins will lie buried all the pride and wealth of men, all their glory, scheming, wheeling and dealing43.
Wealth, for which America has prostituted her last sense of justice and decency, will become her grave, as for Saudi-Arabia her oil. America will lie buried underneath the ruins of these symbols of her wealth, pride and power. She strove to reach the skies, instead those towers of her might will make her descend to Sheol44. Neither wealth nor any work of man’s hands will deliver anyone45.
Beneath the impact of such enormous forces unleashed in her, the earth will sway to and fro, changing her axes, thereby creating tidal waves which destroy everything in their path. Riverbeds and seafloors will at once be laid bare, while islands submerge along with whole mountain ranges46. The Continents, polluted and exploited, will disappear under masses of moving water47, while what laid buried under the oceans for millennia will appear and form the new continents of a renewed “virgin earth.” Some former land plates will remain, like most of the Middle East, but its landscape will change as ridges from East and West push them up (and the present hill of G-d will be the highest of the mountains, the canopy of cloud and fire to be seen even from far)48.
30 By NASA OBSERVATORIUM: Plate Tectonics – 3 types of faults:
Planet Earth / plate tectonics / tsunami –
31 A crust-age poster by NGDC: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/crustageposter.jpg 32 A large spinning globe showing the oceanic rifts, tilting in 10 different directions, from pole
to pole; takes a while to load:
The smaller spinning globe showing the oceanic rifts:
33 Ezekiel 38:19-20 34 2 Pe 3:7; Isa. 29:6-8; 66:15-16; Joel 2:30 35 2 Pe 3:10-12; Zeph. 1:18; 3:8; Ps 46:6; Mic. 1:4 36 Joel 2:2, 30; Isa. 60:2; Am 5:18, 20; Rev. 16:10 37http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/PlateTectonics 38 At the time of the posting of this Archive letter one of the worst earthquakes and tsunami in earth’ history occurred on Dec. 26, 2004, shortly after Midnight, at the West Coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia: 9.0 on the Richterscale it produced tsunami which reached all the way to India and Tanzania, causing the death of over 160,000, and many more still missing, others wounded and over a million uprooted. See http://www.ortzion.org/images/archnws49_1.html. Other terrible earthquakes occurred in Iran, Turkey, and Japan.
The Judgments of the Great Day of the LORDPage 5
To complete the trap created by these catastrophes from which there will be no escape, the protective belt surrounding the earth will be destroyed. It will roll up like a scroll, thereby opening the way for a cosmic barrage of meteorites49.
Formerly, when G-d judged Israel and Jerusalem, He did so by means of three or four plagues50. The Judgments of the Great Day of the L-RD will likewise be four (not to be confused with the judgments of the seven seals, trumpets and bowls of Revelation preceding the Day of the L-RD):
1. Nuclear, chemical and biological warfare;
2. Devouring fire51
3. Cosmic barrage
4. Earthquakes, resulting in change of axes and gigantic
tidal waves (normally tsunami are not gigantic in height);
These judgments will come from four directions. Graphically that looks somewhat like this:
All the wicked of the earth, all the enemies of G-d, shall perish like gnats, their unburied corpses covering the earth52. Nevertheless, the few survivors shall yet find themselves in a habitable and fruitful – albeit changed – earth53. The ravages of fire will lie buried under water; nuclear wastes will escape into space; and a new atmosphere will be held in place by a canopy of vapor. The intense heat unleashed from both the earth’s interior and her burning surface, as well as from the sun’s scorching activity54, will cause huge masses of water to rise, creating a gigantic body of vapors, which will settle somewhere above the earth, cooling the atmosphere. Somehow those vapors will form a protective canopy similar to that before the flood, thereby restoring conditions for longevity, since the sun’s ultra-violet rays – the main cause of our rapid aging – will be filtered out. For lo and behold, a CHILD shall die a hundred years old, and the length of life of man shall be as that of a tree55, which as of oaks and olive trees can be a millennia or more. Only the Middle East, especially Saudi-Arabia and Jordan, not buried under water masses, will be a reminder of the Day of the L-RD, and its cause.
It was for THE CAUSE OF ZION: FOR THE L-RD HAS A DAY OF VENGEANCE, A YEAR OF RECOMPENSE FOR WHAT WAS DONE TO ISRAEL 56.
Saudi-Arabia’s soil, soaked with oil and the blood of her slain, will be a field of fire, brimstone and perpetual burning pitch [tar]. Her wadis [streams], also flowing with her oil, will also become pitch, and smoke will ascend forever. The many rich princes of Saudi-Arabia, who with petrol-dollars finance Arab aggression against Israel and international disinformation and slander campaigns, will become as nothing at all57.
Jordan shall become like Sodom and Gomorrah, a land possessed by nettles and salt pits, and a waste forever58. Neither shall Egypt escape, as her pride – the Nile – shrinks to a trickle59; and Syria’s capital Damascus will be a perpetual waste60.
Western greed and humanism, Arab oil and pride, and Islamic fanaticism and hatred will burn their dream of supremacy along with the world they dreamt to dominate, into ashes.
Before closing this prophetic warning, let me add one more thing: G-D DOES NOTHING WITHOUT FIRST SHOWING HIS INTENTS TO HIS PROPHETS61, so they may warn the people. For G-d does not wish that any man should perish, but that all should come to repentance62. Afterwards, G-d confirms the word of His servants and performs the counsel of His messengers63. However, G-d’s messengers often function as winnowing forks, so that the proud, arrogant, haughty and conceited simply will not accept but disregard both messenger and message. Ignorant of the lurking danger and the way of escape, they will get trapped. Their very pride, conceit, arrogance and haughtiness will keep them from being among the elect that escape.
Hence, let us earnestly seek for humility, and for the righteousness pleasing in the sight of the Lord that we may be counted worthy to escape that dreadful daycolor=”#0000cc”>64. For those of a humble heart and a meek spirit, of whatever station in life, will receive and heed the Lord’s messengers and thereby escape the great delusion and the Day of Wrath.
Being a born-again Christian or Jew is not a sure way out! Humility will be essential for the escape! He that humbles himself shall be “exalted!” The Greek word for “exalted” means not only “elevation to honor,” but also “lifting up” in altitude, to the skies. Receive the Lord’s kindness toward you by receiving His humble messengers, who serve as winnowing forks in His hands65. For YOUR heart shall surely find you out when He clears His threshing floor!
May this letter, written in February of 1989, serve as an encouragement, a warning and for instruction in order for you to be better prepared for the days ahead and ready for our Lord’s soon Return.
In His steadfast love and faithfulness I am
Yours in Him,
49 Isaiah 34:4; Rev. 6:14; 16:21; 24:29 50 Jeremiah 27:13; Ezekiel 14:21 51 Isaiah 66:15-16 52 Isa. 51:6; Jer. 25:32-33 53 Isa. 13:12; Joel 2:32; Matt. 24:22 54 Isa. 24:6; Rev. 16:8-9 57 Isaiah 34:5-12 58 Zephaniah 2:8-9 55 Isaiah 65:20, 22 56 Isaiah 34:8; 63:4 57 Isaiah 34:5-12 58 Zephaniah 2:8-9 59 Isa.11:15; 19:5-10 60 Isaiah 17:1-2 61 Amos 3:7 62 2 Pe 3:9; Ezek. 33:11 63 Isaiah 44:26 64 Zeph. 2:2-3; 3:12; Lk 21:36 65 Luke 3:17