Thursday, September 21, 2017

While on the Cross did Jesus address the Father as “My God? 515-1 - 5 - 4

Psalm 22 was a nearly blow by blow description of the physical Crucifixion of Jesus. Beginning with Psalm 22:1 is the complete abandonment of Jesus by God; Psalm 22:1, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?” This is attested to by Matthew 27:46, “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
The short version of why Jesus used my God rather than His usual salutation of Father or Abba is that God could not look upon Jesus as Jesus was sin in our place. In the days of Moses (Numbers 21) the people were again complaining so God sent fiery serpents among them many were bitten and died. God directed that a bronze serpent of brass be constructed and lifted on a pole with the promised that whoever looked at the bronze serpent would be healed of the snakebite.
The act of Moses in lifting the brass serpent was prophetic of Jesus being lifted up on the cross as our propitiation. John 3:14, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:” Jesus nailed our sins to the cross! Jesus, the ultimate blood sacrifice, cried from the cross, “It is finished.”
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement is/ was a day of national repentance. In the past two Goats were involved, one for the Lord and one as the Azazel, the Scapegoat. A type of the crucifixion of Jesus?
Leviticus 16:7-9, "7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. 9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering."
The High Priest fastened a scarlet woolen thread to the head of the scapegoat and it was "presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness." Leviticus 16:21-22, "21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: 22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness." Note, the scarlet thread that wove/ weaves itself throughout Jewish/ Christian history.
Jesus performed the duty of the Azazel as He hung on the cross. Rather than a scarlet woolen thread fastened to His head it was a crown of thorns. Jesus not only performed the duty of the Azazel He also perform the duty of the sin offering and became sin and God would not look at Him; my God, not Abba, Father. In addition to the agony of a Roman beating and being nailed to the cross, the abandonment by God must have caused great emotional suffering.
I’ve heard it said that Jesus would have endured the cross if only for one person. I’m eternally grateful to Jesus for justifying me before our righteous God, for my very salvation. Come quickly Lord Jesus.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Psalm 20:7, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” 515-1 - 4 - 2

Psalm 20:7, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” Although Israel has often wandered far from God, God ultimately keeps His unconditional covenant with her. This guarantees me that God keeps his Word and He is my strength and salvation.  
Trusting in God rather than the strength of man and his weapons of war brings a blessing, Jeremiah 17:7, “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.”
Conversely, truthing in man’s ability bring a woe and/ or a curse.
Jeremiah 17:5, “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”
Isaiah 31:1, “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”
In Deuteronomy Moses speaking for God warned that leaders were not to multiply horses thereby trusting in man's way for victory rather than having faith in the Lord. A added warning was against wanting to return to Egypt looking for horses, again having confidence in horses rather than God.
In another class CM mentioned 2 Kings 23:11, as perhaps another reason for a prohibition of horses and chariots. Here King Josiah removed the horses that had been dedicated to the sun and burned the chariots of the sun that the kings of Judah had used in sun worship.
“The idolatrous kings had dedicated horses and chariots to the sun, either to carry about the image of it as the heathen did, or else to sacrifice them as a most agreeable sacrifice.”
[Geneva Bible Translation Notes]
As for Israel today, many are secular and give the credit for their victories to the IDF. For now, it seems God tolerates this attitude and has less prohibitions against the use modern technology. Israel has been successful in wars with her neighbors and regained some of the land given to her by God. There is an interesting DVD series Against all Odds that undeniably demonstrates God’s hand in protecting Israel. Several of the older Israeli soldiers give credit to God.
The Six-Day War: Jun 05, 1967 to Jun 10, 1967
"By the end of the war, Israel had conquered enough territory to more than triple the size of the area it controlled, from 8,000 to 26,000 square miles. The victory enabled Israel to unify Jerusalem. Israeli forces had also captured the Sinai, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank."
Yom Kippur War: Oct 06, 1973 to Oct 26, 1973 started on the holiest day of the Jewish faith. Israel was victorious.
In the war of 2014 the Iron Dome air defense system intercepted and destroyed short-range rockets, artillery shells and mortars. This image was posted on Facebook.
Israel is surrounded by enemies and her continued existence is proof that God keeps his word. Again, in Proverbs we are reminded that God has our back, Proverbs 21:31, “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD."

Jesus, our Kinsmen Redeemer 515-1 - 4 - 2

A Kinsman-Redeemer has to be a kinsman, able and willing to perform, and must assume all the obligations. As our Kinsman-Redeemer Jesus is our kinsman if we have a personal relationship with him. Jesus was willing to endure torture and an excreting death on the cross for His Church. As wholly man and wholly God Jesus was qualified to be our propitiation, to assume our iniquities.
Something of a surprise as I was researching the Hebrew term Goel, an equivalency to Kinsman-Redeemer. Often as I have read the Book of Ruth I never made the connection of the Kinsman-Redeemer being the avenger of blood. Boaz was the Kinsman of Naomi and loved her daughter-in-law Ruth. Here Naomi represents Israel and Ruth, the Gentile Bride. In this sweet but prophetic love story the Kinsman-Redeemer Boaz is a type of Christ but not called upon to be an avenger.
“Goel: Kinsman-Redeemer –Law of Redemption Lev 25:47-50 –Law of Levirate Marriage In Hebrew, the participle of the verb _gaal_, "to redeem." It is rendered in the Authorized Version "kinsman," Num. 5:8; Ruth 3:12; 4:1,6,8; "redeemer," Job 19:25; "avenger," Num. 35:12; Deut. 19:6, etc. The Jewish law gave the right of redeeming and repurchasing, as well as of avenging blood, to the next relative, who was accordingly called by this name.”
We serve a loving God; nevertheless, He is a righteous God and will not tolerate sin. Jesus came the first time as the suffering Messiah and as our Kinsman Redeemer Jesus provided propitiation. God sees those in Christ through the purity of Jesus rather than our fallen state. Without the gift of grace from Jesus, our near kinsman, we would be condemned. Jesus was able and willing to perform even to an excruciating death on the cross thereby assuming all the obligations of sins past, present and future. On the cross Jesus cried out “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Psalm 22:1. God had forsaken Jesus as Jesus was the personification of iniquity.
While in His earthly walk Jesus, our Kinsmen Redeemer, quoted Isaiah 61. Luke 4:18-19, “18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Jesus stopped quoting Isaiah 61 at a comma and omitted “and the day of vengeance of our God.” At His second coming Jesus, will come as the blood avenger. Revelation 19:15, “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” The sword is the Word.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Where is America in the Last Days? 526-1 - 6 - 8

Where is America in the Last Days? One possible verse pertaining to the United States is Ezekiel 39: 6, “And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.” Perhaps the United States has simply decline as a world power? What of a great revival taking place and most of the United States’ population Raptured. Is the United states decimated in a nuclear attack?
Eight years of Obama resulted in our country reducing its military might, dumbing down of the population, selling of baby parts, government imposed sexual confusion and more. Perhaps best summed up by Isaiah 5:20, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
In my opinion, our country was headed for implosion should we have another eight years of the far left in power. With the election of President Trump, we may be on the road to recovery. However, a decline as a world power by implosion is still a slight possible given the obstruction of the left and the RINOs.
A great revival, I pray so but am not very optimistic. Has America become so immoral that it is too late to be spared God’s judgment as it was for Jerusalem, Ezekiel Chapter 14. Is it too late for a clarion call to national repentance? Ezekiel 33:2-9 speaks to being a watchman and the responsibility to warn the people of their wickedness.
Is America decimated in a nuclear attack? Throughout the Cold War with Russia mutually assured destruction (MAD) allowed for an uneasy peace. Now several countries have nuclear WMD and countries such as North Korea and Iran have been open concerning their desire to destroy the United States. Hopefully MAD keep the uneasy peace as we have nuclear submarines that assure retaliation.
To quote Pogo, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” There is a clear and present danger being mostly ignored by the federal government, threats to the electric power grid are posed by cyber-attack, sabotage, a geomagnetic super-storm, and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from the high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon.
The resent hurricanes were a preview of what would happen with an EMP. The entire population of the 48 contiguous states could be at risk of no food, water, communications, transportation and more. American would be paralyzed by collapse of the electric power grid and an easy prey to be conquered. In my opinion, the more likely scenario as no lasting damage to the land such as with nukes.
 So why the quote from Pogo? Hardening our grid is possible and at a reasonable cost. The electric power industry, represented by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is lobbying against protecting the grid. Within the government several agencies are involved depending on what might cause an EMP, a cyber-attack, sabotage, solar, and or from a nuclear weapon.
In my opinion, America not having a presence in the last days will sadly not be due to a great revival. An America decimated in a nuclear attack offers like value to our enemies. Rather the United States could simply decline as a world power after an EMP.
So, what can I do to be a watchman warning of the clear and present danger of an EMP? On a personal level, I’ve done some prepping and protecting of small electronics. I have all of CM’s Bible teachings and most of his other teachings on flash drives packed in faraday pouches as well as a solar charger and an audio Bible that is charged by solar. As a watchman, I need to be better educated concerning EMPs and to be vocal. Not unlike studying the Bible and being a witness for Jesus.

a dark night of the soul 515-1 - 3 - 6

I went through a dark night of the soul several years ago, to me like drowning in depression and being unable to quickly pull myself of it. Growing up my mother was my hero, however, as she got older she became a master of the guilt trip. I knew she would like nothing better than for me to move in with her in southern California/ modern day Sodom. For years wherever someone was needed to stay with mom 24/7 it turned out to be me. I loved mom but I disliked Southern California, home to atheists, agnostics, Satan worshipers, New Agers and false teachers.
While waiting for the other shoe to hit the floor I was enjoying a good life with wonderful Church and Bible study friends. I spent winters in my Arizona home and summers in Michigan close to family and friends. Then the shoe hit the floor and southern California called.
I was now looking at living at my mom’s place for as long as she could remain at home and my health would hold up. Her long-time care-giver continued coming in twice a week so that was a big help. Various family members gave me “Atta girls” when a little help with mom would have been far more appreciated than empty platitudes. Add to that my brother had his own health problems so no help there.
I went through a period of depression unusual for me. I prayed that I wouldn’t wake in the morning, something I never shared before with anyone other than God. Usually I can talk myself into a positive outlook and I slowly came out of my depression. The hardest part was that I had to put on a happy face when I felt like I was dying inside.
Koinonia Institute became a life-line for me. In 2012 I wrote a reply to the DQ “What is Compartmentalism and how does it work? What is the main problem with it?”
Part of my answer was, “And then there's the compartment in my life called family duty. In January of this year I gave up a fulfilling life to come and help care for my mother for an indefinite period of time. In the family duty compartment of my life I'm very conflicted between love and duty to my mother and wanting my own life back. I have to manage a positive attitude for my mother. On one hand I'm less than happy and on the other I feel very guilty for being unhappy. I suspect that this is having an adverse effect on my health. I passed the Biblical age of threescore and 10 last year and I’m a polio survivor for 65 years.”
Thankfully my mom was getting stronger every day, however, then in my early 70s my health was getting worse. Earlier I had elevated blood pressure but it climbed to where my doctor told me I was a stroke waiting to happen. Type II Diabetes finally caught up with me as did family eye disease. After a year and a half of caring for mom that last time, my cousin took over mom’s care and I returned to my Arizona home. I returned to help with mom a few times but thanks to my cousin I could return home to Arizona.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WMD past and present 526-1 - 14 - 1

I grew up in the shadow of the atomic bomb in a small town in Michigan a long way from a major airport. Few jets flew overhead so when hearing one I would wonder is this the one that's going to drop a bomb on us. Of course, we learned all about duck and cover not that it would do any good against an atomic bomb. There was a lot of talk about building bomb shelters and of course a lot of media hype and money Chasers.
Later in high school when I was taking World History our teacher told us not to worry, the enemy wouldn’t waste an atomic bomb on our small town, rather it would be more like today's bunker buster. As a World War II veteran to me our teacher was creditable.
Finally, in the 80s the wall came down and Russia came apart at the seams. Our old antagonist was far less of a threat then when our two colossal governments faced each other down and Mutual Assured Destruction kept bombs from falling throughout the Cold War. China was emerging as a world power just to add to the mix.
Now decades later we have new players either with WMD or trying to procure them. While many leaders of countries worship at the altar of global change to control the populace, clear and present dangers were/ are seemingly ignored.
The former administration not only ignored the increasing danger of Islam seeking WMD, Obama and his minions helped them. With the nuclear deal in place, Iran is moving forward. Kim Jong-un is a loose cannon with very deadly weapons. Meanwhile the Obama administration undercut our military and promoted transgender bathrooms and transgenders in the military.
A few days ago, North Korea purposely donated a hydrogen bomb. The war of words is on with the United States threatening a massive military response and Korea intimating that they might set off a high-altitude bomb that would create an EMP potentially doing inconceivable damage to our power grid and would fry electronics. Just how extensive the damage from an EMP would be as not known as decades ago the partial test-ban treaty was enacted and above-ground testing of nuclear weapons was terminated.
Should an EMP wipe out our grid and electronics it’s estimated that 90 percent of the population would die in the first year bringing the United States to its knees; we would be ripe for conquest. Another WMD going back decades is the neutron bomb which kills while doing little damage to the infrastructure of a country.
The Neutron Bomb
“The tactical neutron bomb is a nuclear weapon that maximizes damage to people but minimizes damage to buildings and equipment. It is also called an enhanced radiation warhead. The neutron bomb is a specialized thermonuclear weapon that produces a minimal blast but releases large amounts of lethal radiation which can penetrate armor or several feet of earth.”
Currently the world seems to be balanced on a knife-edge with some such as former IDF intelligence chief reportedly recommending that the US make a preemptive strike on North Korea. 
There are dark forces at work, perhaps the "Shadow Government" and those promoting a OWG. Ephesians 6:12, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." As for me, I’m a believer and I know that God is in control. Come quickly Lord Jesus. 

The Holocaust of the 20th Century, the present anti-Semitic mentality and the the future, the Time of Jacob's Trouble 526-1 - 13 - 4

The Holocaust: An Introductory History
“The Holocaust (also called Ha-Shoah in Hebrew) refers to the period from January 30, 1933 - when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany - to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe officially ended. During this time, Jews in Europe were subjected to progressively harsher persecution that ultimately led to the murder of 6,000,000 Jews (1.5 million of these being children) and the destruction of 5,000 Jewish communities. These deaths represented two-thirds of European Jewry and one-third of all world Jewry.
The Jews who died were not casualties of the fighting that ravaged Europe during World War II. Rather, they were the victims of Germany's deliberate and systematic attempt to annihilate the entire Jewish population of Europe, a plan Hitler called the “Final Solution” (Endlosung).”
The Holocaust was the best orchestrated attempt to destroy the Jews throughout the past. Orchestrated from Hitler’s hate filled speeches to his minions to the countries who refused Jews entrance to the builders of the ovens and more.
We must never forget the Holocaust of the last century. Sadly, today there seems to be an increasing anti-Semitic mentality throughout much of the world. Perhaps Edmund Burke said it best, “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”
Is History Repeating Itself? Ten ways Current Events reflect Holocaust History
“Many feel that such heinous crimes could never happen again in today’s civilized society, but we must remember that Germany was also civilized in the 1930s and 40s. Additionally, recent headlines show that the same attitudes and actions exist and are escalating now as existed at the time of the Holocaust. Here are just ten of the ways that history is beginning to repeat itself.”
The Tribulation is the time set aside for Israel to come to faith in their/ our Messiah. Israel has been regathered to part of her covenant land as foretold in Ezekiel 37, the Valley of Dry Bones. Israel’s statehood was declared in 1948 and she has ever since been at war with her open enemies and her covert adversaries.
In the future is the time of Jacob's trouble/ the Great Tribulation, Matthew 24:21, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Jesus warns, Matthew 24:16, ”Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.”
Revelation 12:14, “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” The believing remnant of Israeli will be protected in Petra.
Zechariah 13:8, “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.” One third of the world’s Jews died in the Holocaust, sadly two thirds are prophesied to be killed during the time of Jacob's trouble.
Here again is God’s promise that a remnant will be saved. Jeremiah 30:7, “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.”

Monday, September 4, 2017

Psalm 11:6, love it 515-1 - 3 - 1

Perhaps I find Psalm 11:6 encouraging because I’m so fed up with false teachers/ preachers, progressives, RINOs, the lamestream media, the non-Christian movie industry, the violence, the consistence fermenting of violence by those who hate America and hate our founding values and more.
Psalm 11:6, “Upon the wicked (H7563) he shall rain snares (H6341), fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion (H4487) of their cup.”
H7563, From H7561; morally wrong; concretely/ actively bad person: condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong. H7561, A primitive root; to be (causatively do or declare) wrong; by implication to disturb, violate: - condemn, make trouble, vex, be, do wickedly.
Sounds like George Soros and his minions and the followers of Saul Alinsky author of the 1971 book Rules for Radicals.
H6341, From H6351, to spread a net: - be snared.
H4521, From H4487; an allotment (by courtesy, law or providence): - portion. H4487, to weigh out; by implication to allot or constitute officially; also to enumerate or enroll: - appoint, count, number, prepare, set, tell.
Weigh out, number, harkens back to part of Daniel 5:25, “And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.”
Meme, numbered and Tekel, weighed in the balances, and found wanting. 
Cup is often used to indicate the wrath of God.
Will the cup meant for the ungodly be a repeat of Genesis 19:24-25, “24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.”
Although the evil done in the United States does not begin to approach that foretold in the Book of Revelation, are we far from the days of Revelation 6:10, “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” 
The shedding of another’s blood goes back to Genesis 4:10, “And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.”
What of the blood of the millions of unborn babies rip apart in their mother’s womb? Decades after abortion was legalized by man’s law are we, as a society, sliding down the slippery slope to post-birth abortion? What of euthanasia of the elderly and severally disabled?
Although God is infinite love He is also righteous and hates men who practice violence. God will rain down a storm/ tempest of judgment on the wicked of fire and brimstone.

Friday, September 1, 2017

What animals are used as an idiom for the Messiah? 515-1 - 2 - 3

Genesis 7:2, “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.” The ceremonially clean animals would be needed as sacrifices after the Flood.
“Clean meat is defined as the meat of every animal that has the hoof cloven in two, and chews the cud. Some examples of clean meat are the ox (cattle), buffalo, sheep, goat, deer, gazelle, antelope and mountain sheep, just to name a few. Unclean meat examples are the pig, the camel, the hare and the rock badger.
[Google, Jun 15, 2012]
From Genesis through Revelation, the Lamb is an idiom for the Messiah. Other animals are the crimson worm, goat and lion, that is, The Lion of Judah.  
Genesis 22:8, “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.” Prophetic of Jesus as our propitiation.
Passover lamb, Exodus 12:5, “Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats”
Exodus 12:13, “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” As the Israeli were protected by the blood of the lamb, we are protected by the blood of Jesus.
 John 1:29, “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” Again, Jesus was to be our propitiation.
1 Peter 1:1, “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
Revelation 22:3, “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him” one of several verses in Revelation referring to the Lamb.
On the Day of Atonement/ Yom Kippur two goats were brought before the door of the tabernacle and cast lots, one as a burnt offering for the Lord and the other served as a scapegoat. The word translated "scapegoat" is Azazel, meaning "goat of departure."
Leviticus 16:10, “But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.”
“The two goats symbolized two different aspects of atonement: "that which meets the character and holiness of God, and that which meets the need of the sinner as to the removal of his sins." Aaron's laying his hands on the head of the live goat pictures the placing of the sins of Israel (and of ourselves) on Christ, to be taken away forever.”
[Believer’s Bible Commentary]
Job 25:6, “How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?”
Psalm 22:6, “But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.” Jesus on the cross indicative of the crimson or scarlet worm who gave her life for her offspring leaving behind a crimson stain.
Genesis 49:9-10, “9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” Shiloh, the Messiah. 
Revelation 5:5, “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” By His shed blood Jesus, the Lamb of God now the Lion of Judah, was qualify to break the seven seals.
Jesus came first as the servant Messiah, the Lamb of God; we are justified by His gift of Grace as the Goel/ Kinsman-Redeemer. At His second coming Jesus will return as the Lion of Judah, the avenger of blood.

Added later:


“The Crimson worm then lays her eggs under her body and the protective shell. When the baby worms (or larvae) hatch, they stay under the shell. Not only does the mother’s body give protection for her babies, but it also provides them with food – the babies feed on the LIVING body of the mother!

After just a few days, when the young worms grow to the point that they are able to take care of themselves, the mother dies. As the mother Crimson worm dies, she oozes a crimson or scarlet red dye which not only stains the wood she is attached to, but also her young children. They are colored scarlet red for the rest of their lives.”


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Joel Osteen and Hurrican Harvey 515-1 - 2 - 8

I've written before about false prophets/ teachers and had no intentions of doing so this week, however, Joel Osteen has been getting quite a bit of publicity over the question did he or did he not refuse shelter to victims of hurricane Harvey. One Facebook story reads that he cruised by in his luxurious yacht handing out copies of his various books. No doubt fake news. Other theories are that his church is under water and therefore could not accommodate anyone. Others say that he told people to have faith.
The reason I became interested in this discussion is that a California cousin wrote this, “Not true. Commie leftists have been trying to ruin Osteen for years.” My California cousin is a conservative but very much into the New Age; a good witnessing opportunity. I replied, “I would expect the left gives no thought to Joel Osteen. Kimberly, Jesus is quoted in Luke 9:23, "And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me."
Sadly, this is a far less comforting message than that of the prosperity televangelists who appeal to those Paul warned of in the last days, pretty much where we presently are: 2 Timothy 4:3-4, "3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." No reply from my cousin, however, she has not unfriended me on Facebook.
Joel Osteen and his ilk are 180 degrees away from denying oneself and taking up one’s cross. These are the many professing to be ambassadors for God who misrepresent His Word. The “name it and claim it” prosperity televangelists are leading thousand down the wide path that leads to destruction.”
I’ve shared this before but once more:
“Don't believe DEMONS are in the Church? Watch! 2 Cor 11:15; Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
This video is a montage of telemarketing hustle from April 28, 2013
Many of the televangelism preachers have gone the “Way of Balaam”:
2 Peter 2:15, “Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;” Very descriptive today’s mega-churches leaders.
In his following the way of Balaam, Joel Osteen’s has a net worth of 40 million.
Again, this is 180 degrees from the servant humility of Jesus. There is something of an equivalency between the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Luke 9:58, “And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.”

Psalm 3, God has a shield about believers 515-1 - 2 - 1

Psalm 3 is a Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. His own son was campaigning against him and indeed, wanted his father dead. Like a 21th Century politician Absalom had promise King David’s subjects that things would be better under his rule.  King David fled his kingdom.
Psalm 3:1, “Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.“ Here King David is in dark despair.
Psalm 3:2, “Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God.” David seems concerned that his sin has removed him far from any help from God. Then David pauses, has a Selah moment, and perhaps remembers the Unconditional Davidic Covenant.  God promised David and Israel that the Messiah would come through the lineage of David and the tribe of Judah. The Messiah would establish His eternal kingdom. God did not/ does not place any conditions of obedience upon the fulfillment The Davidic Covenant.
Psalm 3:3, “But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.”
“The mood of the Psalm changes in verse 3. David gets his eyes off his enemies and on the LORD, and that changes his whole outlook. Immediately he realizes that he has in Jehovah a shield, a source of glory, and the One who lifts up his head. As his shield, the Lord gives him complete protection from enemy assaults. As his glory, the Lord gives him honor, dignity and vindication in place of the shame, reproach and slander that were being heaped upon him. As the lifter of his head, the Lord encourages and exalts him.”
[Believer’s Bible Commentary]
I often play Praise and Worship/ Maranatha Music all night as I sleep. Many lyrics are taken from the Book of Psalms and a favorite is “A Shield About Me” based on Psalm 3:3. I’m reminded that God has a shield about me and if I need additional encouragement, there is the reminder in Ephesians 6:11 to, “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” So, I’m doubly protected both by the shield God has around me and by the armour of God that is mine as a believer.
Psalm 3:6, “I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.” In these the last days we believers may find ourselves surrounded by the enemy’s minions but like David I sleep in the hollow of God’s hand.  

Monday, August 28, 2017

Psalm 2, The kings of the earth set themselves 515-1 - 1 - 3

How foolish the “kings” of the earth must appear to God as they shake their collective fist at Him.
Psalm 2:1-4, “1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”
God lifts kings up and God puts them aside as happened to King Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, that is until the reign of King Jesus during the Millennium. Ezekiel 12:13, “My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.” Sounds counterintuitive until you read Jeremiah 52:11, “Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.”
Daniel 2:21, "And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding."
Through his pride King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon spent seven years as a wild beast. Daniel 4:30-31, “30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? 31 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.”
At the end of seven years the kingdom was restored the King and Nebuchadnezzar, a pagan king, actually wrote Daniel Chapter 4 ending with Daniel 4:37, “Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.” 
God raised up Cyrus to free His people from Babylon. Isaiah 44:28, "That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid."
Isaiah 45:1, "Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;" Foretelling of Daniel 5:6, “Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.” How very low did God bring the last King of Babylon.
This verse is worth repeating, Daniel 2:21, "And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding."

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Time of Jacob’s Troubles 526-1 - 12 - 6

The Time of Jacob’s Troubles is the final three and a half years of the seven year tribulation and is also known as the Great Tribulation.
Antiochus was prophetic of the Antichrist who will come to power in the 70th Week of Daniel. Half way through the seven year tribulation this coming prince will set up an image of himself to be worshipped in the Holy of Holies in the temple in Jerusalem. Just as Antiochus tried to wipe out everything Jewish, the antichrist will have contaminated the Holy of Holies and will kill and torture Jews ushering in the "Time of Jacob's Trouble."
Jesus warned of this coming "Time of Jacob's Trouble." Mark 13:14, “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains.” This verse marks the middle of the Tribulation Period, the beginning of the Great Tribulation.
Deliverance of Israel on eagle wings is confirmed in the Old Testament in Exodus 19:4 and Isaiah 40:31. Throughout the Old Testament Israel is protected by God; Isaiah 26:20, God’s people were told to enter into a place of safety and to hide until the “indignation” be completed. “Indignation,” the time of Jacob’s Troubles.
Jeremiah 30:7, “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” The prophet continues, Jeremiah 30:9, “But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.”
“Jeremiah 30:1-11 Both Israel and Judah will be regathered. First there will be the time of Jacob's trouble (the Great Tribulation), then God will break the power of the Gentiles over His people. The promise that God will raise up for them David their king is generally understood to mean the Lord Jesus, the seed of David.”
[Believer’s Bible Commentary]
Dr. Fruchtenbaum also writes of days of darkness, of cleaning and of refuge for “Faithful Remnant” of Israel in southern Jordan, the city now known as Petra. 
[Fruchtenbaum, Arnold G. Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology]
The following quote is from a book recently published, "Another reference to the descendants of Abraham comes in Revelation 12, when the text tells of a great sign in heaven about a woman with child. The term semeion (12:1) is the contextual signal to understanding a figurative interpretation of the woman. The connection of the woman’s description with Gen 37: 9 identifies her as national Israel. God will in the future provide a place of refuge for the nation from the animosity of the dragon."
[Brand, Chad O, et al. Perspectives on Israel and the Church: 4 Views]
The time of Jacob’s Troubles will be a period of horror for the Jewish people in which it has been predicted that two thirds will be killed. Nevertheless, God promises that there will be a remnant who will be sheltered likely in Petra.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Jerusalem is idiomatic of “cup of trembling,” 526-1 - 12 - 2

Jerusalem is idiomatic of “cup of trembling,” a cup is to wait at the threshold to be a doorkeeper as well as to drink from. When all the nations of the earth come against her, God will make Jerusalem a trodden stone that will cut in pieces those coming against her.
The Septuagint differs slightly from the KJV, nevertheless, both include “that day,” idiomatic of God’s wrath.
Zacharias 12:2-3, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem as trembling door-posts to all the nations round about, and in Judea there shall be a siege against Jerusalem. 3 And it shall come to pass in that day that I will make Jerusalem a trodden stone to all the nations: every one that tramples on it shall utterly mock at it, and all the nations of the earth shall be gathered together against it.”
[Brenton, Sir Lancelot C. L. English Translation of the Greek Septuagint, Including the Apocrypha]
Zechariah 12:2-3, “2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup (5592) of trembling (H7478) unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. ”
Cup, H5592, From H5605, in its original sense of containing; a vestibule (as a limit); also a dish (for holding blood or wine): - bason, bowl, cup, door (post), gate, post, threshold. H5605, A primitive root; properly to snatch away, that is, terminate; but used only as denominative from H5592 (in the sense of a vestibule), to wait at the threshold: - be a doorkeeper.
Stone, H68, H1129, to build; a stone, H1129, A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively): - (begin to) build, obtain children, make, repair, set up, surely.
Trembling, H7478. From H7477; a reeling (from intoxication): - trembling. H7477, A primitive root; to reel, that is, (figuratively) to brandish: - terribly shake.
Such trembling possibly points to Revelation 16:19-20, “19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup (G4221) of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath (G3709). 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.”
Cup, G4221, Neuter of a derivative of the alternate of G4095; a drinking vessel; by extension the contents thereof, that is, a cupful (draught); figuratively a lot or fate: - cup. G4095, occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses; to imbibe (literally or figuratively): to drink.
Wrath, G3709, properly desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), that is, (by analogy) violent passion (ire, or [justifiable] abhorrence); by implication punishment: - anger, indignation, vengeance, wrath.
Jerusalem, and by extension Israel, has been a cup of trembling to counties, including the United States, who have harmed the Apple of God’s Eye.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Good Shepherd, the Foolish Shepherd. %26-1 - 11 - 5

John 10:11, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” Pastors are often referred to as shepherds.
John 10:14, “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”
“Again, the Lord speaks of Himself as the good shepherd. Good (Greek, kalos) here means “ideal, worthy, choice, excellent.” He is all of these. Then He speaks of the very intimate relationship that exists between Himself and His sheep. He knows His own, and His own know Him. This is a very wonderful truth.”
[Believer’s Bible Commentary]
John 10:12, “But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.”
Jesus was speaking of the Pharisees of His day, however, was He looking down the corridors of time to the redacting of His Gospel by the Judaizers, the Roman Catholic Church and the failure of the Reformation? The foolish shepherds who twist the Word until there is no meat in it to support the laity during the coming tribulation.
As an aside, the Church Age is hidden between Zechariah 14 and 15.
Zechariah 11:14, “Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. “Here by cutting his “other staff” Zechariah is signifying that the union between Judah and Israel was broken.
Zechariah 11:15. “And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments (H3627) of a foolish (H196) shepherd.” 
Instruments, H3627, something prepared, that is, any apparatus implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon.
Foolish, H196, From H191; silly, foolish; hence (morally) impious: - foolish. H191, to be perverse); foolish man.
Perhaps I’m going too far out of the box to suggest that the foolish shepherd will be/ is the Pope and is also the false prophet. Isaiah 6:10, “Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.”
The current pope, the foolish shepherd is promoting works rather than faith as the road to salvation. Works also fill the Vatican coffers. He also is sanctioning a doctrine of climate change; a step to a OWG? The false prophet will be a lead-in to the coming Man of Sin, the Idol Shepherd.
As for me, my trust, my very life is in the hands of the Good Shepherd!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Many names are given to the Coming World Leader/ Antichrist - 526-1 - 11 - 4

With credit to Bible Prophecy News & Analysis with Erika Grey for he following names for the Coming World Leader AKA the Antichrist:
"Psalm 5-6, The Bloody and Deceitful Man
Psalm 10:2-4, The Wicked One
Psalm 10:18: The Man of the Earth
Psalm 52:1, The Mighty Man
Psalm 53:3, The Enemy
Psalm 74:8-10, The Adversary
Psalm 111:6, The Head of Many Countries
Psalm 140:1, The Violent Man
Isaiah 10:5-12, The Assyrian
Isaiah 14:2, The King of Babylon
Isaiah 14:12, The Sun of the Morning
Isaiah 16:4-5, The Spoiler
Jeremiah 6:26, The Spoiler
Isaiah 25:5, The Branch of the Terrible Ones
Isaiah 22:25, The Nail
Ezekiel 21:25-27, The Profane Wicked Prince of Israel
Daniel 7:8, The Little Horn
Daniel 9:26, The Prince That Shall Come
Daniel 11:121, The Vile Person
Daniel 11:36 The Willful King
Zechariah 11:16-17, The Idol Shepherd
Daniel 8:23, The King of Fierce Countenance
Daniel 9:27, The Desolator
Ezekiel 28:12, The King of Tyre
Jeremiah 4:6-7, The Lion
Jeremiah 4:6-7, The destroyer of the nations
Isaiah 14:12, Lucifer"
With a few exceptions, the above names seem appropriate. However, the "nail" is confusing as the term nail can refer to Jesus as is suggested in Isaiah 22:25, "In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it."
Through Jeremiah God warns the men of Judah and Jerusalem to throw away their idols. If they don't God will send the invader, Babylon as a lion, the destroyer. Jeremiah 4:6-7, "6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction. 7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant." This of course happened thousands of years ago so is the Lion/ destroyer a type of Antichrist? There are several more mentions of both the Lion and the destroyer in the Book of Jeremiah.
Lucifer of Isaiah 14:12 is indicative of the Antichrist after he receives his head wound, is resurrected and indwelled by Satan.
Isaiah 25:5, "Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low." Branch is usually a Messianic term, perhaps this branch is of the evil one.
To the above I would add:
Genesis 3:15, the seed of Satan
Isaiah 27:1, leviathan the piercing serpent, leviathan that crooked serpent, the dragon that is in the sea.
Ezekiel 13:3, Foolish prophets - perhaps a stretch 
Ezekiel 34:2, shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves
Add to the above, from the New Testament:
Matthew 24:15, The Abomination of Desolation
John 5:43, Another Coming in His Own Name
2 Thessalonians 2:3, The Man of Sin
2 Thessalonians 2:3, The Son of Perdition
2 Thessalonians 2:8, The Lawless One
Whatever his name, he will bring great tribulation to those who are left behind when Jesus comes for His Church.

The last time I had a Selah moment 515-1 - 1 - 1

As most of my friends know I live off the power grid 6 months out of the year. I have a trailer that has a propane refrigerator that worked until about a month ago. Although I thankfully have an electric refrigerator in the shed supported by my solar panels it's a bother to have to run back and forth several times a day. Add to that nothing cold to drink in the trailer.
Yesterday I was shopping most of the day and when I got home I looked at a few bottles of Aloe Vera juice and thought wouldn't it be wonderful if the propane refrigerator in my trailer worked. So, I gave it one more try and centered myself before I again attempted to light it. Many is the time I had problem lighting it and I would call out to God rather loudly "A little help would be appreciated." Then I would whine and say please. This time I said “It is your will Lord” and it started.
It's been running now since yesterday and God willing it will continue to run. Having two working refrigerators when you're living off the power grid 28 miles from the nearest town is a blessing. That said, I love it here in God's quiet country, many opportunities for Selah moments.
This discussion question reminded me of an earlier response to a similar question in a class taken several years ago, Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines.
At that time, I was going through a very rough time emotionally. I had left my home in Arizona to help care for my mother in California. I found that I was very out of step with the majority the people from California who seem to be New Agers, Atheist, Agnostic, Catholic, or indifferent to faith. Mom and I talked about so many things but not Jesus. She had faith but would just say “It’s a mystery.” I felt I was starving spiritually.
The aforementioned discussion question concerned "Walking with God.” To me there seems to be an equivalency between spending time alone with God and walking with God. Both require daily/ hourly “Selah Moments.”
I count it as a great blessing that years ago I bought several Cd's by The Maranatha Singers. When overwhelmed I would put on a headphone and listened to these Praise and Worship Songs including Micah 6:8. Another much needed Selah Moment. I rested in the knowledge that God had planted me in California where he wanted me to be at that time.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The coming deception will include those of cosmic proportions 526-1 - 10 - 2

I’ve long argued that given the speed of light visitors traveling to earth was very unlikely. Except for our sun, the nearest star is more than four light years away. I added that what some call ETs are likely a bleed-through from another dimension.
I’ve updated my bleed-through theory to be more Biblically correct. We are told in Genesis 6:4 “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of the human beings and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” Legends of the offspring of these unholy unions are told throughout the planet.
So, these legends of gods impregnating the women of earth had basis in fact? Genesis 6:2, "That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."
In addition to creating hybrid/ Nephilim I believe that the fallen angles manipulated human DNA as evidence by the strange gods of Egypt, a head of falcon, a head of a cow, a head of a lion and many others. In the time of Exodus God struck the Egyptians with plagues specific to the various gods.
References are made to the Rephaims in Genesis 14. And in Numbers 13:33, “We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” There are additional references in the Old Testament, enough to prove that they were still around after the flood.
As for abduction by ETs, I believe that people can open themselves to these evil beings and invite abduction. There are many rather consistence stories of abductions and being probed, again, the fallen ones experimenting with DNA?
The Ultimate Con 2 By Donna Wasson of Rapture Ready Website sounds the warning for the deception that will follow the Rapture. Donna has given me permission to post her very informative articles from the Rapture Ready website on my blog.
This is the second in a series of three that she has/ will be writing. A very good and much needed wake-up call for the unsaved who will be going through the seven-year tribulation.
Here Donna doesn't pull any punches and talks about such scary topics as fallen angels, Lucifer and more, scary that is to unbelievers.
"The NWO leaders will finally disclose the fact that mankind has been visited by alien races for thousands of years. They will most likely tell you that humans were ‘seeded’ on earth thousands of years ago by these benevolent extra terrestrials, and now they’ve come back to assist human beings in their next phase of evolution. You will no doubt see many UFO ships of various sizes and the “ET’s” will be introduced to the masses via satellite television. Listen up: It’s a truckload of baloney! It’s the ULTIMATE con, and they’ll expect you to buy it."
After the Rapture of the Church there will be great deception and those "Left behind" will likely fall for this sham unless they are forewarned. I have left breadcrumbs on the internet and flash drives loaded with information. I'm just one of thousands who have likely left paper trails behind for those who "hath ears to hear, let him hear."

An interesting article added later"

“Alien Abduction” Can be Stopped, and Terminated as a Life Pattern, in the Name and Authority of Jesus Christ Part 4

Hypothesis: Christians are being abducted by Aliens.
The Data: Compiled through working with over 350 Alien Abduction Experiencers.
The Findings: Some professing Christians are claiming to have experienced the Alien Abduction experience. 

Through the research into the case testimonies it was found that some of the experiencers were able to stop or terminate the experience. There was a recognized commonality in the method that was used among the Christian experiencers. The experience was shown to be able to be stopped or terminated by calling on the name and authority of JESUS CHRIST. Not as a magic word but by their allegiance to and personal relationship with Him."


Enoch Chapter 6:2 "And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.'"

Enoch 8:1-6 "1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them. 2 And they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with herbs. 3 And they became pregnant, and they bore great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. 4 And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. 5 And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. 6 Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones." 

[Shaver, Derek. The Books of Enoch, Jubilees, and Jasher]