CYCLICAL NATURE, 22.01.19

Scriptures/References:

John 14:2,3

Rev.22:2,3

1 Kings 22:26,27

Jer.38:6-12

2 Cor.11:23-25

Rev. 13:16-18

2 Tim.3:1-3

Matt.10:21,22

John 16:2

Rev.14:9-11

Eccl.1:9

Matt.24:9-13

“The Song of Jesus” Lyrics, by Jason Upton,   http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/jason_upton-the_song_of_jesus

Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, “Hidden In Troubled Times, Pt.2” published on December 30, 2017,     https://youtu.be/RgdLYzfGeWk

In the beginning, Adam and Eve, created in perfection, assigned to God’s perfect Garden, were evicted due to disobedience. In the end, those who are obedient to God’s Word, who have followed His Ways, will return to the Garden – the Heavenly Garden, described by Yeshua: “In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places  . . . . I am going to prepare a place for you . . . . I will come again and take you to Myself, so that where I am you may also be” (John 14:2,3).

I like the description in lyrics from Jason Upton’s “Song of Jesus,”  “For we all have left the garden, And we’ll all return again” (http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/jason_upton-the_song_of_jesus ). Although he is referring to the times we have all wandered away from the Lord at some time or other in our walk, and in the end will come back to our source, the parallel may be drawn. Similarly, those who have chosen not to follow our King will be ultimately evicted, assigned to eternal damnation, just as the original eviction occurred, although this time with ultimate finality and severity, with no option of returning.  “On either side of the river was a tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse” (Rev.22:2,3). Just as in The Garden, before Adam and Eve sinned, breaking fellowship with God, the curse, at the end, will be removed.  Everything is cyclical; the beginning leads to the end; the end leads to a new beginning, precipitating a new cycle.

“What sets us apart is a life of holiness,” (https://youtu.be/RgdLYzfGeWk ) instructs Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, present-day Prophet and Teacher, whose Jeremiah anointing has much to offer for the end times. The mark of the set apart is a lifestyle of holiness, of righteousness. These are those whose purpose is to live for Christ, to bring glory to God.  “A true minister’s paycheque comes from Heaven, not from the Church,” teaches Sadhu; “These houses of mockeries will be washed away in the last days.” All those who make a mockery out of the things of God  will be severely dealt with.

In the last days the same persecution that was visited upon the early followers of Yeshua Messiah, will be visited on the believers of this time. As they were hated and reviled, killed and tormented in the first Century, so they will be in the last days. The cycle will by repeated.

“What happened in the first Century will happen again in these last days,” declares Sadhu (https://youtu.be/RgdLYzfGeWk ), as he proceeds to cite many examples from Scripture. From Old Testament times, to New Testament times, true followers of Yahweh/Yeshua, were persecuted for their faith. The prophet Micaiah was persecuted, imprisoned for prophesying God’s Word: Then the king of Israel said, “Take Micaiah and take him back to Amon the city governor and to Joash the king’s son, and say, “Thus says the king: ‘Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him only bread and water until I return safely’” (1 Kings 22:26,27).  Believers must all be familiar with Jeremiah’s life of ongoing suffering and persecution by Kings and officials who despised him for his unpopular prophecies: “So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern-pit of Malchiah the king’s son, which was in the courtyard of the guard, lowering Jeremiah down with ropes. Now in the pit there was no water, but only mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud” (Jer.38:6-12). Paul, who first, himself, persecuted followers of The Way, was himself persecuted, beaten, and thrown in prison repeatedly: “in labors much more, in prisons much more, in beatings more brutal, near death often. Five times from the Jewish leaders I received forty lashes minus one.  Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned” (2 Cor.11:23-25). Church history tells us that Paul was beheaded in Rome. Others of the Apostles suffered terrible deaths as well: Peter crucified upside down; Thomas speared – killed in India; the list goes on .  . . What happened in ancient times, happened again in NT, and will happen again during the Great Tribulation; everything is cyclical.

The False Prophet will create the One-World Religion, which will proclaim the AntiChrist as Messiah. It will be easy for him to gather support, since “in the last days . . . .   people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, hardhearted  . . .” (2 Tim.3:1-3),  the result of which will be a change in the mindsets of people, a decadent, corrupt society increasingly self-centred and evil. “Family members will turn each other in . . …  your enemies will be your own household. . .” (Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj). “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against their parents and have them put to death. And you will be hated by all because of My name” (Matt.10:21,22). “Then they will hand you over to persecution and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of My name. And then many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. Because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matt.24:9-13). “They will throw you out of the synagogues. Yes, an hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God” (John 16:2).  

The Antichrist will legislate that everyone take his mark, and that everyone worship him. Wolves in sheep’s clothing will hunt believers down in order to enforce the legislation of Antichrist’s requirements: “He also causes all—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slave—to receive a mark on their right hand or upon their forehead.  And so no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark—either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is a number of a man, and his number is 666” (Rev. 13:16-18). As Sadhu Sundar points out, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the actual number is “666”, but rather a derivative or by-product of the “666” – “the Bible says “here is wisdom. . . .let him count the number. . . .” It’s a code of numbers, that when they are decoded, it will add up to 666.  You must pray and ask for discernment, so that when this happens, you will know what is the mark of the Beast”, says Sadhu (https://youtu.be/RgdLYzfGeWk ).        

When people cannot buy and sell without taking the mark of the Beast and worshipping him, the peripheral believers will be weeded out. Many will simply not take it seriously, fail to discern, or else opt in out of fear. As Sadhu teaches, “There are many people who will make a mistake thinking that ‘God will understand;’ but Rev. 14 makes it clear that there will be no excuse, no compromise: ““If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he shall also drink the wine of God’s fury, poured full strength into the cup of His wrath. And he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb. The smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever. Those who worship the beast and its image and those who receive the mark of his name have no rest day or night”(Rev.14:9-11). “Laws will be set up in the land, requiring that people can no longer buy/sell; laws will require people to worship the Antichrist; laws will be enacted to forbid prayer  . . . . All those who live Godly will be persecuted. . .. the secret to escaping persecution is to not live a Godly life . . .” (Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj). “What happened in the past is going to be repeated again.”  Everything will come full circle: “What has been is what will be, and what has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun” (Eccl.1:9).  

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