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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)
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Final Warning to House of Israel and the House of Judah.

Prepare to Meet your SOVEREIGN.

     

 by Charles J. Voss


To even begin to understand the true faith you must first understand that there is only ONE Supreme Being and that He has only one Book, the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament or Tanakh). {Deuteronomy 4:35; 6:4-7}

The CREATOR of the unending cosmos created and owns everything that is. His Name in Hebrew translates into English as ETERNAL. He is also the Life-giver and He has a plan for the salvation of mankind. 

Amos 3:7(NKJ). Surely ETERNAL the SOVEREIGN does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.


This verse shows that the prophets acted and spoke on behalf of the SOVEREIGN and not from their own initiative. However, there are no known true prophets on the world scene today. There are many prophets of "doom and gloom" and others saying, "peace, peace--all will go well," but there is no peace. Nevertheless, all true prophets would all agree on the true conditions. There are two main problems with church-prophecy today: 1) The words of the preacher-prophets are not scriptural. 2) The words of the so called prophets of today promote the ideas of the false g-ds that Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob did not know (Deuteronomy 13:1-3).


The SOVEREIGN tells us not to speak the name of idols so I will replace the first vowel of the name with a dash in the idol's name that in the make believe New Testament. 


It is important for you to know the truth of the Hebrew Scriptures and this is to warn you of soon coming events so you can put your life on the correct path with the CREATOR; you must do this soon before ETERNAL steps into this end-time of coming horrendous trouble.


The Scriptures show that the tribes of Israel have refused to heed any messages from ETERNAL.  The Tribes of Israel have not taken what He said to heart. But, in the process of the onslaught of coming suffering Ezekiel 5 states that the people of the world will get to know the SOVEREIGN.


The timeframe for this fulfillment is shortly before the SOVEREIGN steps back into human history by standing on the Mount of Olives, which splits in half. Then ETERNAL calls King David (the Mashiach, Messiah) and Elijah (the Prophet) to stand from their graves.


This is all about the SOVEREIGN and His actions on this Earth in this end-time. We can all understand it as it is plain and simple. 



An "Elijah-type" would be a man the SOVEREIGN would send in the "name of Elijah" or "in the spirit of Elijah" or "in the style of Elijah" or "maybe in the manner of Elijah." In these end-time days some of the prophet-preachers claim to be the "Elijah-type."


The Almighty SOVEREIGN CREATOR does not say He will send a 'mere type of Elijah.'   ETERNAL does state that He will send the real Elijah. In other words there is not and will not be an "Elijah-type":

Malachi 4:5 (NIV). See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of ETERNAL comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.


The SOVEREIGN boldly states that He will send Elijah himself, the real Elijah, by causing Elijah to stand from his grave. Then Elijah will announce the second advent of the Mashiach (Messiah) King David. 


The following is a warning to the end-time House of Jacob which includes the House of Israel and the House of Judah of the coming destruction. If it was to either Israel or Judah separately it would be fulfilled prophecy, but since it is to both houses together it is an unfilled prophecy that is due to be fulfilled soon in this end-time.


Amos 3:1-7 (TLB).  Listen! This is your doom! It is spoken by ETERNAL against both Israel and Judah--against the entire family I brought from Egypt: Of all the peoples of the earth, I have chosen you alone. That is why I must punish you the more for all your sins. For how can we walk together with your sins between us? Would I be roaring as a lion unless I had a reason? The fact is, I am getting ready to destroy you. Even a young lion, when it growls, shows it is ready for its food. A trap doesn't snap shut unless it is stepped on; your punishment is well deserved. The alarm has sounded--listen and fear! For I, ETERNAL, am sending disaster into your land. But always, first of all, I warn you through My prophets. This I now have done.


The Word "News" in Hebrew

The following Scripture tells Judah to prepare to meet her maker. However, it is much worse than a first reading would indicate. 

Isaiah 40:9-10. O Zion, You who bring good [H1319]  tidings [H1319],  Get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You who bring good [H1319] tidings [H1319],  Lift up your voice with strength, Lift it up, be not afraid; Say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your SOVEREIGN!" Behold, ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN shall come with a strong hand and His arm shall rule for Him; Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.

There are some strange things going on with this verse. The word "good" and the word "tidings" appear to have the same meaning, but we know the two words have different meanings. For example, the Hebrew word "rck" (Strong's #H1319) Brown-Driver-Briggs states the translation is simply "news or messenger" with no indication that the news is good or bad. Yet, the prophet of supposedly "good-tidings" in this verse is told not to be afraid and his message is "the SOVEREIGN is coming with a strong hand."


Editor Note: I believe that Greek-Jewish scholars who wrote the new testament and helped to form the "Christian Church" were the guilty ones who added the extra word "good." That is a sin since ETERNAL states:

Deuteronomy 4:2. Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.

Also see Deuteronomy 12:32 and Proverbs 30:5-6. ETERNAL states do not add to His Scripture or take away anything from His Scripture.  Yet Paul; a long time later rides up and adds a completely different book--which is a sin to add or take away anything from the Hebrew. This presents you with the same choice Adam and Eve had:  1) "The Book of Life" inspired by the SOVEREIGN to Moses.  2) "The Book of the Knowledge of Good and Evil" by Paul of unknown inspiration. Everyone must make a choice because the two books are totally crosswise, as the First one leads to life and the Second one leads to death.

Normally news from the battle field was "good news" but that is not necessarily so. A messenger could bring very bad news from the battlefield: 

1Samuel 4:17-18. So the messenger [H1319]  answered and said, "Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has been a great slaughter among the people. Also your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead; and the ark of the SOVEREIGN has been captured." Then it happened, when he made mention of the ark of the SOVEREIGN, that Eli fell off the seat backward by the side of the gate; and his neck was broken and he died, for the man was old and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

Thus we see that when the news [H1319] is bad it can be very bad. 


The Warning to the Jews

Looking back to Isaiah:

Isaiah 40:3-6. (NIV). A voice of one calling in the desert: "Prepare the way for ETERNAL; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our SOVEREIGN. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of ETERNAL will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of ETERNAL has spoken, a voice says, "Cry out."

...40:6-8. And [Isaiah] said, "What shall I cry?" [ETERNAL said] "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of ETERNAL blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our SOVEREIGN stands forever."

...40:9-10. You who bring [news see #H1319] to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring [news see #H1319] to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, "Here is your SOVEREIGN! See, the SOVEREIGN ETERNAL comes with power, and His arm rules for Him. See, His reward is with him, and His recompense accompanies Him.


Judah is being told that they will soon wither and be blown away as a sign for Israel (Ezekiel chapters 4 and 5). Zion should be the one bringing the tidings from the SOVEREIGN, but because of their lack of obedience someone has to bring Judah the news. The  Jews should be taking news to the world but instead someone is bringing it to THEM--they do not have it--because they rebelled against the SOVEREIGN and disobeyed Him in many ways. Now somebody has to teach it to THEM as well as to the world. 


Ezekiel's Call

To see some scriptures that should help you understand the subject. Notice that ETERNAL's call to Ezekiel fades into the calling of someone in the future who is used to give a warning.


Ezekiel 2:1-3 (NIV). He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you." As He spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard Him speaking to me. He said: "Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against Me to this very day [even until the day you are reading this]. 

...2:4-7 "The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, 'This is what the SOVEREIGN ETERNAL states.' And whether they listen or fail to listen--for they are a rebellious house--they will know that a prophet has been among them. And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house. You must speak My Words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.

...2:8-10. "But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you." Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll, which He unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.


A Midnight Monk later added the chapter and verse breaks, but in reality there is no break in the Scripture as it continues forward in chapter 3: 

The man was told to consume and absorb the meaning of the Hebrew Scriptures so that he was filled with the understanding of the Scroll to tell the latter-day Israelites.

...3:4-7. Then He said to me:  "Son of man, go to the House of Israel and speak with My words to them. For you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, but to the House of Israel, not to many people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have listened to you. But the House of Israel will not listen to you, because they will not listen to Me; for all the House of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. 

Ezekiel 3:8-9. Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads. Like adamant stone, harder than flint, I have made your forehead; do not be afraid of them, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house."

...3:10-11. Moreover He said to me: "Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears. And go, get to the captives, to the children of your people, and speak to them and tell them, 'Thus says ETERNAL SOVEREIGN,' whether they hear, or whether they refuse."

Watchman

The SOVEREIGN appoints a "Watchman" and when the watchman knows the enemy is coming he blows the shofar (trumpet) to warn the people to change and live ETERNAL's way of love, peace and obedience to His Commandments.

Ezekiel 3:16-19. Son of man, I have made you a "watchman" for the House of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

...3:20-22. Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.

To review that series of Scriptures: Ezekiel was a Jewish captive in Babylon when the SOVEREIGN traveled in His spiritual Traveling Throne to deliver a message to Ezekiel concerning Israel in the end-time.

Remember that the House of Israel had been taken captive about 200 years before Ezekiel's time; so Ezekiel could not personally deliver the message. Therefore, it becomes an end-time warning message for delivery at the end-time just before ETERNAL's coming down to earth. The time left is very short now.

In Ezekiel Chapters four through six the House of Judah is prophesied to be the first Israelites to fall in the Time of Jacob's Trouble (Tribulation). Judah will fall first as a sign to the remanning Tribes of Israel to repent. 


Ed Note: If you are wondering who Israel is and what is the difference between them and the Jews we have many articles that will explain it. Our main index page "The Hope of Israel" can be found here:

<http://www.uhcg.org/HoI/hope-israel.html>.


The message

After eating and digesting the little Scroll the man is told "to speak it to the House of Israel, who are stubborn and obstinate and they will not take the message to heart" because the Scroll is a witness against them and their sinful ways. 


Israel is not going to know when the message is delivered or who delivers it. Scripture states "when it ALL happens, then they are going to KNOW." The SOVEREIGN is going to make it all truly known. He's going to let all of Israel and the world know who did what. 

It is important that you know who the nations of Israel are because about one-third of Scripture is prophecy and the majority of that is for the end time, for us in these end-time days. The nations of Israel have to know who they are and you need to read our material to understand the details because it is absolutely critical for you that you understand it. 

Ezekiel 33:4-5. "...then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning and the sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head. Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning, his blood will be on his own head. If he had taken warning, he would have saved himself."


If a person takes this warning to heart and changes his life to live the SOVEREIGN's way then he will be protected in the upcoming civil disturbances, war, horrendous upsetting weather and world conditions. 


...33:6; 9. "But, if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood. ...Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

Looking back to last verse: (...but you have delivered your soul) This verse includes the people that yield to the message; the SOVEREIGN says that they are going to deliver their soul. The CREATOR is going to protect them through this horrendous trouble that's coming on the world. That is better than a truck load of diamonds when you think about your own physical life being saved, not to even mention the spiritual life that is being developed and is going to be born into the very Family of the SOVEREIGN with eternal life!  That is a miraculous blessing that those people will be given. 

Do you wonder why our loving CREATOR would bring "the time of Jacob's Trouble" upon His own peculiar people Israel? "The Mystery of the Ages" is that our SOVEREIGN is reproducing Himself millions of times over; He is producing a family. Not just a family, but a family that loves Him, respects Him and obeys Him. If you are reading this it is not to late to repent and change to obey His Hebrew Scripture (Old Testament or Tanakh).

Ezekiel 33:14-16. Again, when I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' if he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right, if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without committing  iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right; he shall surely live.

One reason ETERNAL is bringing the coming suffering on His potential Family is we are still opposing ETERNAL's Laws making huge mistakes and are sinning greatly. The punishment is correction to cause His people to stop sinning and turn to Him with a contrite and humble heart.

Another reason is that the CREATOR wants His people and the entire world to know Him; to know that He alone is the owner and ruler of this earth.

...33:28-29. I will make the land a desolate waste, and her proud strength will come to an end, and the mountains of Israel will become desolate so that no one will cross them. Then they will know that I am ETERNAL, when I have made the land a desolate waste because of all the detestable things they have done.

Now, you may disagree with the SOVEREIGN but that is what He states He will do. Just look around at all the problems we have today on this Earth. Earthquakes, volcanoes and tornadoes are ravaging the earth. Just recently in the United States we had, on one day, tornadoes, an earthquake, a volcano erupting, severe drought, torrential thunder storms with large hailstones, flash flooding and tropical storm Ana--all of this in the midst of a slanderous political campaign.

The entire world including the nations of Israel are being torn apart by terrorism. The children of the world are bearing the brunt of the suffering and pain. It is easy to see that we are an immoral nation. Just look at what is going on--starting with our children and going all the way up to our leaders. All of these problems we see, crime, race problems, the ISIS war, all these problems are leading to a worse problem. Surely you can all see that! All the people MUST be warned! The CREATOR sends a warning.

Amos 4:6-8. "I sent you hunger," says ETERNAL, "but it did no good; you still would not return to Me. I ruined your crops by holding back the rain three months before the harvest. I sent rain on one city but not another. While rain fell on one field, another was dry and withered. People from two or three cities would make their weary journey for a drink of water to a city that had rain, but there wasn't ever enough. Yet you wouldn't return to Me," says ETERNAL.

...4:9-11. "I sent blight and mildew on your farms and your vineyards; the locusts ate your figs and olive trees. And still you wouldn't return to Me," says ETERNAL. "I sent you plagues like those of Egypt long ago. I killed your lads in war and drove away your [war] horses. The stench of death was terrible to smell. And yet you refused to come. I destroyed some of your cities, as I did Sodom and Gomorrah; those left are like half-burned firebrands snatched away from fire. And still you won't return to Me," says ETERNAL.

...4:12-13. "Therefore, I will bring upon you all these further evils I have spoken of. Prepare to meet your SOVEREIGN in judgment, Oh Israel. For you are dealing with the One who formed the mountains, made the winds, and knows your every thought; He turns the morning to darkness and crushes down the mountains underneath His feet: CREATOR, the Mighty One who is the SOVEREIGN, ETERNAL is His Name."

The message that will save the House of Joseph and the House of Judah is falling on Israelites who have ears but they will not hear; they have eyes but they will not see the sin that brings suffering and pain to themselves and to the world. Wake up, Oh, Israel; the hour is late and the severe part of Jacob's Trouble is very near! (Read our article "Reuniting Israel.")

The sinful activities of humankind since the flood are about to come to roost in this, the twentieth-first century. The SOVEREIGN states that the time of Jacob's Trouble will be a time worse than any that has ever been--that means worse than W.W.2 and even worse than Auschwitz.  You will need faith to trust our SOVEREIGN to protect you as you keep His Word and live according to His Scripture? Pray to ETERNAL for the faith to keep the Seventh Day Sabbath, to observe the full-moon calendar and to keep all of His Commandments, judgements and ordinaries. 


People are steeped in their sinful ways and will not repent. They refuse too even keep the seventh-day Sabbath which is the sign between ETERNAL and His people (Exodus 31:13). People refuse to take to heart the words of Ezekiel, so ETERNAL tells him:

Ezekiel 33:30-33 (TLB). Son of dust, your people are whispering behind your back. They talk about you in their houses and whisper about you at the doors, saying, 'Come on, let's have some fun! Let's go hear him tell us what ETERNAL is saying!' So they come as though they are sincere and sit before you listening. But they have no intention of doing what I tell them to; they talk very sweetly about loving the L-rd, but with their hearts they are loving their money. You are very entertaining to them, like someone who sings lovely songs with a beautiful voice or plays well on an instrument. They hear what you say but don't pay any attention to it! But, when all these terrible things happen to them--as they will--then they will know a prophet has been among them."

At the end of this age conditions will get seriously bad very quickly--we are now seeing them as they get worse.

Micah 7:2-4 (NIV). The godly have been swept from the land; not one upright man remains. All men lie in wait to shed blood; each hunts his brother with a net. Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judges accept bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire--they all conspire together. The best of them is like a brier, the most upright worse than a thorn hedge. The day of your Watchmen has come, the day the SOVEREIGN visits you.

Know this, that humans cannot rule other humans in peace and harmony. The history of mankind is totally about wars caused by humans trying to rule other humans. However, King David--who will standup from his grave as spirit--will rule righteously, ETERNAL's way:

Isaiah 11:3-4. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. 

Summary

The SOVEREIGN is building a spirit family of billions of beings. He created mankind in His image and after His likeness to be trained in obeying and loving Him. ETERNAL placed mankind in a world society designed by Heylel (Lucifer)--it is a society of twisted values, twisted laws and twisted love. He placed us here to test us to determine if we can figure out, in this twisted society, which is the strait path and then walk it. He gave us an Owners Manuel (Hebrew Scriptures) to follow and in addition, He is able with His Spirit to help us if we ask. As a society we have not asked, but He will also send an end-time message to warn us. After many years ETERNAL has decided it is time to set the path straight. He had it written millenniums ago what He would do and what would be said.

Ezekiel 2:3-5. I am sending you to the Israelites, ...they and their fathers have been in revolt against Me to this very day. The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, 'This is what the SOVEREIGN ETERNAL states.' And whether they listen or fail to listen--for they are a rebellious house--they will know that a prophet has been among them. 

The SOVEREIGN of Israel is a loving, kind, merciful, being who is slow to anger and long on mercy. He is building an ETERNAL family that loves ETERNAL our Father and loves each other.

Exodus 34:6-7. ETERNAL, the SOVEREIGN merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, 

ETERNAL is long suffering, but He does NOT overlook sin. Even if the sin is one that might seem small to us, it is large to Him. Finally He is close to stepping back into the human dimension and reset the paths straight.

Amos 4:11-12. Says ETERNAL, "I sent you plagues like those of Egypt long ago. I killed your lads in war and drove away your [war] horses. The stench of death was terrible to smell. And yet you refused to come. I destroyed some of your cities, as I did Sodom and Gomorrah; those left are like half-burned firebrands snatched away from fire. And still you won't return to Me," says ETERNAL. "Therefore, I will bring upon you all these further evils I have spoken of. Prepare to meet your SOVEREIGN in judgment, O Israel.




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