DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

Do You See What I See? Just Look Around
By Lucian Thompson


Today, many Christians are walking around blind as a bat with someone else leading them around by the arm because they are so indifferent to what is going on around them.

Part of the reason is because we feel that we are well off and are in need of nothing. That my friend is the Laodicean Church. (Like in the days of Noah)

Another part is because we just don’t want to be bothered with concerning ourselves with what’s happening. Too much media attention and we just tune out!

Another part is, we just don’t really know if this stuff is really real, or it is certainly far off if it’s real. A lack of knowledge can kill you!

Do You See What I See?

You know… while I was a cop I worked a lot of auto accidents. I was always amazed at the different versions of what happened from the spectators. It seemed that none of them perceived the events the same way. Some saw it from a different position or angle than others. Even those who were standing side by side would give variances in their observations. Their testimonies would be influenced by their life experiences, environment, knowledge or the lack of, and their own personal slant on things. It was often difficult to put together a realistic account, because I wasn’t an eyewitness to the event.

That’s where my training came into play. You see, I studied all about auto accidents. Drag factors on the various road surfaces, weather effects, condition of the tires and other factors about the automobiles, if any alcohol or drugs were involved, etc. I could not rely totally on eyewitness, because they often disagreed about the happenings. I would take what they said and add what I knew from my own education on the matter and arrive at a pretty good conclusion. It was important that I come to a right conclusion, because someone’s future could depend on it if I had to bring charges against them.

“Do you see what I see?”

Well where do we start?

It goes all the way back to Genesis. It’s all about two brothers, Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael was born first to Hagar, and 13 years later Isaac was born to Sarah.

Of Ishmael God said, (Gen. 16:12) “He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brothren.” And in (Gen. 17:20) “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes and I will make him a great nation.

Of Isaac, God said, (Gen 17:21) “But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.”

From then on it’s been one battle after another, which brings us to our present day situation of all the Arab nations (Ishmael) against their Israeli brothers, (Isaac). This scenario has pulled all the nations of the earth into its grip. It all revolves around Jerusalem.

Surely not America gathered against Jerusalem? Guess again!

Just a short time ago the USA placed a resolution with the UN that called for a Palestinian state in Israel with its capital in part of Jerusalem. All Nations of the Security Council voted for it except Syria, who vowed to never accept Israel’s existents.

What now?

God said in (Zechariah 12:3) “And in that day I will 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.”

What does that mean?

(Zec. 12:9) says, “On that day, I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.”

So, How does that affect us?

(Gen. 12:2,3) says, “And I will make of thee [Israel] a great nation and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shall be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed,”

When we, the United States, proposed to all nations that we take away God’s covenant land and give it to the uncovenate people, (Ishmael) we set ourselves up for Gods curse. If you think God will spare the USA because of our past history, you have another think coming.

WE ARE IN THE END TIMES!

Jesus said in (Matthew 24:6-7), “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” An then He said, (Matthew 24:33-34), “So likewise ye, when ye see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all things be fulfilled.”

My generation has witnessed Israel becoming a nation in May 1948, and Israel took Jerusalem back in 1967 during the 6-day war.

Do you see what I see?

· I see many who claim to be Christ.( Matthew 24:…Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many.)

· I see wars and rumors of wars as described Matthew 24:6.

· I see nations rise against nations and kingdoms rise against kingdoms.

Try to name a Nation that is not affected by war today!

· I see famines, pestilence, and earthquakes in diverse places Matthew 24:7

Over two thirds of the people in this world go to bed hungry. There are incurable diseases like Aids and Alzheimer’s, to mention a few.

Earthquakes, floods, volcano eruptions, nature is going out of control!

In Verse 8, Jesus says these are the beginning of sorrows or the beginning of birth pains. I see this.

Very soon now we will see: "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. (Luke 21:25) We can see some of that even now.

Why is it so important that you see what I and anyone who is watching, see?

The Bible says, “At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28

Simply put: Time is running out!

Jesus said in Luke 21:35 - 36: For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

We must come to a right conclusion of what we see, because our futures, and those whom we influence, depends on it when God brings charges against this world.

The beginning of sorrows is just that, the beginning. If we don’t stand on our watch and be alert as to the signs of the times, we may well be like unto the ten virgins in Matthew
25:1-7

Five were ready and when the bridegroom came they arose and trimmed their lamps that were filled with oil, (The presence of the Holy Spirit), and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Five were not ready and had no oil for their lamp and they were left out of the wedding. They were foolish; Jesus said He didn’t know them.

The question is: which five are you?

I see a sky that is about to split wide open and the glorious call from our Lord to come to Him. (The Rapture)

We are living in the most exciting times ever in the history of the world. We are living in the generation that will see the return of Jesus Christ! Now, more than ever, we must stay informed! Pass on this valuable information to others, before it's too late!

YOU ARE YOUR BROTHERS KEEPER!

In you Christ dwells. You are responsible for all those souls who are in your sphere of influence. If not you, who then will tell them about Christ, His salvation and Gods plan for the redemption for man and His judgment upon this earth? We are in a count down and time is running out!

The signs of the times are here!

1.Unrest in the Middle East - The Struggle for Jerusalem Zechariah 12; Luke 12
2.The rise of European Super state and Global Government. Dan.2, 7 Dan.11, Rev.13
3.Global terrorism – the rise of Islam - 2Thessalonians 2:4
4.National ID initiatives and chip implamts(Mark of the Beast) Rev.
5.The threat of nuclear attacks
6.The world’s growing focus on Jerusalem – Zechariah 12:3
7.Civil Liberty concerns (cameras, face recognition, REID chips, etc.)
8.The collapse of morality (world embracing gay lifestyles, abortion, etc.)
9.Biotech & global pestilence Rev. 6:8
10.China’s growing economic and military might. As of 1964 they can muster a 2 million man army.
11.The war in Iraq and the threat of nukes in Iran.
12.The Magog Invasion (soon to come) Ezekiel 38,39
13.The predicament of America. (Hosea 4-14)
14.The apocalyptic weather patterns (Luke 21)

These chapters talk about God’s judgment and we will be included in that. He says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge!”

Do you see what I see?

God is going to bring charges against this world and our eternal future depends upon the results of His findings.

I see God’s plan working and I see the imminent return of Jesus for His church. Are you a part of His church?

If you can’t see that, then it’s time you open your eyes. Jesus is coming back for a bride without spot or wrinkle.

Hosea 6:1, 2 1.“Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.” 2.“After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.”
Hosea is talking to Jews.

2 Peter 3:8 tells us, “a day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day.”

Some Biblical scholars point out that, if Israel’s prophetic clock stopped at the crucifixion, then 2000 Jewish years, which is (1,917.3 Gregorian years) plus A.D. 31 that would be A. D 2002. Or, if A.D. 34, that would be 2004 A.D. Date setting can get you into trouble, but you can get a feel of the soon coming of Christ.

Remember it says in the third day not on the third day. Any day now!

Israel will go through the 7-year tribulation, which takes place in the third day.

Do you see what I see?

God is about to pour out His judgment on this Earth. We are appointed as Watchmen.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-6 But you, brethren, are not in darkness so that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are the children of light, and the children of the day; we are not of the night, nor the darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. (self-controlled)

How will our Lord find us?

Are we asleep, or are we waiting and watching?

Our friends and relatives are dying all around us. Time is running out.

Do they know Jesus?

Can’t you see what I see?

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About The Author

Lucian Thompson is the Associate Pastor at Trinity Christian Fellowship in Virginia Beach, Virginia. His expertise is in the area of Eschatology and he is an avid writer of Bible Study and devotional materials for his church. A former Chief of Police who uses his life experiences to counsel others in the pitfalls of life. Lucian is a frequent contributor to Faith Writers.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Dear Sir,

The following issue can destroy ISLAM or ISRAEL; study it thoroughly to see if there is any truth to it.

READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGES FROM THE BIBLE AS IT HAS IMPLICATIONS ON THE WAR AGAINST TERROR/ISLAM and the claim of Israel that god gave them the land. If the child is an infant than the Judeo-Christian version becomes null and void and we are wasting our time and resources i.e. we could save trillions of dollars and create a more peaceful world rather than fighting against Islam the religion of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all).

The COVENANT with Abraham and his DESCENDANTS is central to JUDAISM/CHRISTIANITY/ISLAM.

Please note this is not a competition between faiths but an attempt to decipher fact from fiction.

Genesis 21:14 Contemporary English version se below link

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=GENESIS%2021;&version=46;

Early the next morning Abraham gave Hagar an animal skin full of water and some bread. Then he put the boy on her shoulder and sent them away.

GENESIS 16:16
And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ish’mael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ish’mael to Abram.
GENESIS 21:5
Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

At Genesis 22 Abraham had only 2 sons others came later. The Quran mentions that it was Ishmael that was sacrificed hence the reference in genesis 22:2 your only son can only mean someone has substituted Ishmael names for Isaac!!

BY DOING SOME KINDERGARTEN ARITHMATIC USING ARABIC NUMBERS (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)
NOT ROMAN NUMERALS (I, II, III,IV,V,VI,VII,VIII,IX,X) NB no concept of zero in roman numerals.

100 years old – 86 years old = 14 ADD 3 YEARS FOR ISSAC’S WEANING

THAT WOULD MAKE ISHMAEL 17 YEARS OLD IN GENESIS 21:14-21
BUT IT IS A DESCRIPTION OF AN INFANT.

Carefully read several times the above passage and then tell me the mental picture you get between the mother child interactions what is the age of the child. If the mental picture is that of a 17 year old child being carried on the shoulder of his mother, being physically placed in the bush, crying like a baby, mother having to give him water to drink, than the Islamic viewpoint is null and void. Why is there no verbal communications between mother and (17 YEAR OLD) child?

GENESIS: 21:14 - 21
So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the (17 YEAR OLD) child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-Sheba. When the water in the skin was gone, she cast the (17 YEAR OLD) child under one of the bushes. Then she went, and sat down over against him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot; for she said, “Let me not look upon the death of the (17 YEAR OLD) child.” And as she sat over against him, the (17 YEAR OLD) child lifted up his voice and wept. And God heard the voice of the (17 YEAR OLD) lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, “What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not; for God has heard the voice of the (17 YEAR OLD) lad where he is. Arise, lift up the (17 YEAR OLD) lad, and hold him fast with your hand; for I will make him a great nation.” Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the skin with water, and gave the (17 YEAR OLD) lad a drink. And God was with the (17 YEAR OLD) lad, and he grew up; he lived in the wilderness, and became an expert with the bow. He lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.


The age of Ishmael at this stage is crucial to the Abrahamic faiths. If he is 17 than the JUDEO/CHRISTIAN point of view about the Abrahamic covenant is correct. This has devastating theological consequences of unimaginable proportions.

This makes the conflict between Ishmael and Isaac and there descendants a work of fiction. I would strongly suggest it is clear cut case of racial discrimination and nothing to do with god almighty. The scribes have deliberately tried to make Isaac the only son and legitimate heir to the throne of Abraham??

Please can you rationally explain this anomaly?

I have asked many persons including my nephews and nieces - unbiased minds with no religious backgrounds but with reasonable command of the English language about this passage and they all agree that the child in the passage is an infant.
AS THE DESCRIPTION OF ISHMAEL IN GENESIS 21:14-21 IS THAT OF AN INFANT IT CAN BE ASSUMED SOMEONE HAS MOVED THIS PASSAGE FROM AN EARLIER PART OF SCRIPTURE!!! AND HAVE GOT THERE KNICKERS IN A TWIST.

For background info on the future religion of mankind see the following websites:

http://www.islamicity.com/Mosque/Muhammad_Bible.HTM
(MUHAMMAD IN THE BIBLE)
http://bible.islamicweb.com/
http://news.sky.com/skynews/video/videoplayer/0,,31200-galloway_060806,00.html
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7828123714384920696
(ISRAELI HOLOCAUST AND WAR CRIMES)
http://ifamericansknew.com/
http://www.witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/MB_BQS/default.htm
(BIBLE, QURAN and SCIENCE)
http://www.harunyahya.com/
(EVOLUTION DECEIPT)
http://www.barnabas.net/
http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac.htm
http://www.islamicity.com/
http://www.islamonline.net/english/index.shtml
http://www.islamalways.com/

HOLY QURAN CHAPTER 37 verses 101 - 122

101. So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear.

102. Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills one practising Patience and Constancy!"

103. So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah., and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),

104. We called out to him "O Abraham!

105. "Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

106. For this was obviously a trial-

107. And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:

108. And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:

109. "Peace and salutation to Abraham!"

110. Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

111. For he was one of our believing Servants.

112. And We gave him the good news of Isaac - a prophet,- one of the Righteous.

113. We blessed him and Isaac: but of their progeny are (some) that do right, and (some) that obviously do wrong, to their own souls.

114. Again (of old) We bestowed Our favour on Moses and Aaron,

115. And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great Calamity;

116. And We helped them, so they overcame (their troubles);

117. And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear;

118. And We guided them to the Straight Way.

119. And We left (this blessing) for them among generations (to come) in later times:

120. "Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!"

121. Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

122. For they were two of our believing Servants.

ISHMAEL IS THE FIRST BORN AND GOOD NEWS OF ISSAC DOES NOT APPEAR UNTIL AFTER THE SACRIFICE?????

Therefore the claim that god gave the land to Israel is destroyed without the need of any WMD’s.




HADITH

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 583:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The first lady to use a girdle was the mother of Ishmael. She used a girdle so that she might hide her tracks from Sarah. Abraham brought her and her son Ishmael while she was suckling him, to a place near the Ka'ba under a tree on the spot of Zam-zam, at the highest place in the mosque. During those days there was nobody in Mecca, nor was there any water So he made them sit over there and placed near them a leather bag containing some dates, and a small water-skin containing some water, and set out homeward. Ishmael's mother followed him saying, "O Abraham! Where are you going, leaving us in this valley where there is no person whose company we may enjoy, nor is there anything (to enjoy)?" She repeated that to him many times, but he did not look back at her Then she asked him, "Has Allah ordered you to do so?" He said, "Yes." She said, "Then He will not neglect us," and returned while Abraham proceeded onwards, and on reaching the Thaniya where they could not see him, he faced the Ka'ba, and raising both hands, invoked Allah saying the following prayers:
'O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Your Sacred House (Kaba at Mecca) in order, O our Lord, that they may offer prayer perfectly. So fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (O Allah) provide them with fruits, so that they may give thanks.' (14.37) Ishmael's mother went on suckling Ishmael and drinking from the water (she had).
When the water in the water-skin had all been used up, she became thirsty and her child also became thirsty. She started looking at him (i.e. Ishmael) tossing in agony; She left him, for she could not endure looking at him, and found that the mountain of Safa was the nearest mountain to her on that land. She stood on it and started looking at the valley keenly so that she might see somebody, but she could not see anybody. Then she descended from Safa and when she reached the valley, she tucked up her robe and ran in the valley like a person in distress and trouble, till she crossed the valley and reached the Marwa mountain where she stood and started looking, expecting to see somebody, but she could not see anybody. She repeated that (running between Safa and Marwa) seven times."
The Prophet said, "This is the source of the tradition of the walking of people between them (i.e. Safa and Marwa). When she reached the Marwa (for the last time) she heard a voice and she asked herself to be quiet and listened attentively. She heard the voice again and said, 'O, (whoever you may be)! You have made me hear your voice; have you got something to help me?" And behold! She saw an angel at the place of Zam-zam, digging the earth with his heel (or his wing), till water flowed from that place. She started to make something like a basin around it, using her hand in this way, and started filling her water-skin with water with her hands, and the water was flowing out after she had scooped some of it."
The Prophet added, "May Allah bestow Mercy on Ishmael's mother! Had she let the Zam-zam (flow without trying to control it) (or had she not scooped from that water) (to fill her water-skin), Zam-zam would have been a stream flowing on the surface of the earth." The Prophet further added, "Then she drank (water) and suckled her child. The angel said to her, 'Don't be afraid of being neglected, for this is the House of Allah which will be built by this boy and his father, and Allah never neglects His people.' The House (i.e. Kaba) at that time was on a high place resembling a hillock, and when torrents came, they flowed to its right and left. She lived in that way till some people from the tribe of Jurhum or a family from Jurhum passed by her and her child, as they (i.e. the Jurhum people) were coming through the way of Kada'. They landed in the lower part of Mecca where they saw a bird that had the habit of flying around water and not leaving it. They said, 'This bird must be flying around water, though we know that there is no water in this valley.' They sent one or two messengers who discovered the source of water, and returned to inform them of the water. So, they all came (towards the water)." The Prophet added, "Ishmael's mother was sitting near the water. They asked her, 'Do you allow us to stay with you?" She replied, 'Yes, but you will have no right to possess the water.' They agreed to that." The Prophet further said, "Ishmael's mother was pleased with the whole situation as she used to love to enjoy the company of the people. So, they settled there, and later on they sent for their families who came and settled with them so that some families became permanent residents there. The child (i.e. Ishmael) grew up and learnt Arabic from them and (his virtues) caused them to love and admire him as he grew up, and when he reached the age of puberty they made him marry a woman from amongst them.

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