"I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. You were like a burning stick snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to Me," declares ETERNAL. "Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel, and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your SOVEREIGN, O Israel." Amos 4:11-12 (NIV)
Wake Up Call Newsletter #301
The Time of Jacob’s Trouble,
How Does It Begin?
by Charles Voss
I have children and grandchildren and The Time of Jacob’s Trouble is a subject that I personally do not want to think about, much less write about it. Yet I must, because the Time of Trouble is now upon us, not yet in full force, but it is now increasing in intensity. Please read the story below.
The story "Daniel in the Lions Den" has been peddled as a storybook for the kiddies. However, the book of Daniel is prophecy and nearly all of it was fulfilled at the time of Maccabees before the fall of the second Temple. Some say the book of Daniel is nothing that people in this modern tinker toy society should worry about. Yet, some of the prophecies are for the present time in these latter days and are in the process of being fulfilled now.
Daniel 2: Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
Daniel 2:1-43 summarized from the New International Version of the Bible.
In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, had dreams which troubled him so much that he could not sleep. The King sent for the wise men to tell him his dream and what it meant.
The counselors had no idea what the king had dreamed. However, Daniel said he would tell the King the answer because the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN CREATOR had given Daniel the dream and its meaning. Daniel first thanked the SOVEREIGN for making the dream and its meaning known, and then he explained it.
Daniel 2:27-28. Daniel replied, “No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, but the SOVEREIGN in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come. Your dream and the visions that passed through your mind as you lay on your bed are these":
...2:31-35. "You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But, the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth."
The dream encompasses the time span between the ancient Babylonian empire and this later-time of Jacob's Trouble when the SOVEREIGN returns to earth.
...2:36-39. "This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king. You, O King, are the King of kings. The SOVEREIGN of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; in your hands He has placed mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds of the air. Wherever they live, He has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold. After you, another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours…"
To summarize the various kingdoms in the dream: The head was gold--Babylon. The chest and arms of silver--Medo-Persian empire. The belly and thighs of bronze--Hellenistic Greek. The legs of iron--Rome. The feet and toes as a mixture of iron and clay--Britain & America (Hebrews*).
* Any people who claim their linage passes through Abraham to Jacob are Hebrews.
...2:41-43. Just as you saw that the feet and toes (Hebrews) were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united any more than iron mixes with clay.
A mixture of people are many different nationalities as in America, Britain and her former Commonwealth. Do you grasp the significance of Daniel's prophesy? He is telling us a root cause of the fall of the Hebrew empire of England and America. He is telling us that diversity brings weakness and not strength, whereas unity brings strength.
Why is the SOVEREIGN CREATOR letting this happen to His people? Because America and the British Commonwealth of nations do not worship the one ETERNAL SOVEREIGN CREATOR. Since the death of King Solomon the Hebrew lineage has worshiped a false religion of two or three beings and not the single Supreme Being. Even the Jews do not follow the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament or Tanakh) they have their own book "The Talmud" that they follow.
The Hebrews can halt this progression of down fall by turning to worship the ETERNAL CREATOR, our SOVEREIGN and our Savior.
Here are a few Scriptures to prove that: Deuteronomy 4:35 ; 6:4-6; 2 Samuel 7:22--Psalms 106:21; Isaiah 41:13-14; Jeremiah 14:7-8; Hosea 13:4--Zechariah 14:4 see our website at <www.uhcg.org/>
2 Chronicles 7:13-14. "If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain; if I command the locusts to ravage the land; or if I let loose pestilence against My people, when My people, who bear My Name, humble themselves, pray, and seek My favor and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear in My heavenly abode and forgive their sins and heal their land."
Daniel 2:44-45. "In the time of those kings, the SOVEREIGN of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. The great SOVEREIGN has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and the interpretation is trustworthy.”
Amos 4:11-12. I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. You were like a burning stick snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to Me, declares ETERNAL. Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel, and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your SOVEREIGN, O Israel.
To bring all Hebrews out of captivity brings the Advent of the Mashiach, which is the awakened of King David:
Isaiah 11:1. “There shall come forth a Rod* from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots**.”
*The Rod from Jessie is King David in human form and the Branch is King David in his forever body.
**Refer to our article "The Reuniting Israel" at <http://www.uhcg.org/Final-Warning/Reuniting-the-Tribes.html>
Ezekiel 37:24 (TLB). “And David, My Servant—the Messiah—shall be their King, their only Shepherd; and they shall obey My laws and all My wishes. They shall live in the land of Israel where their fathers lived, the land I gave My servant Jacob. They and their children after them shall live there, and their grandchildren for all generations. And My Servant David, their Messiah, shall be their Prince forever.
Then the Davidic Kingdom is set up and there is finally worldwide peace in the Wonderful World Tomorrow:
Isaiah 11:6. “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”
Verse 6 is how it could be again if we only turned to our SOVEREIGN and worshipped Him. ETERNAL did not promise us a rose garden, He gave us one in Eden and we destroyed it.
May our SOVEREIGN grant you peace and understanding.
Your Hebrew brother,