Thursday 16 March 2017


By Pastor Mike Taylor

22And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands,which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” (Hebrews 9:22-26)

A most solemn time approaches that all men and women who have professed Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior, observe what the Son of God did for all mankind by making Himself the Supreme sacrifice to give us justification before a Holy God, our  Father. Jesus was called by John the Baptist most truthfully when he saw Jesus walking near-by.

“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
30This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
31And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
32And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
34And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
35Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
36And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!” John  1:29-36)
John the Baptist came in the spirit and power of Elijah, to proclaim the coming of our Lord, and made His pathway straight. Jesus was truly the Lamb of God, and during this time of year, we memoralize in contrite, humble and thankful hearts that Jesus loved us, before we loved Him. ..


But what of this sacrifice that Jesus made. Many scoff at the notion of one Man being able to cleanse a person of their sins and make them whole again before an Almighty God. Even in the ancient days after this act of unselfish love was completed, men couldn't not fathom why this new Christian sect was behaving such as they were. One of the crimes that was ascribed to the early Christians was that Christian worship services included the practice of cannabalism.

Christians were labeled to repeat the sacrifice of Jesus and then eat the body and drink the blood of its victim.

It's all very vague, but all that the Roman population knew about Christianity was that it place a huge emphasis on the value of blood sacrifice. Even today, in our so called “modern” world it is still slammed by its critics as a bloody religion because the Bible seems to be so obsessed by it. As the opening verses attest, the Bible is dependent on the blood, “for without blood, there is no remission of sins”.

Without the shedding of blood, can there never be forgivenes, there can be no regeneraton, no peace, no joy, no rest, no hope, and certainly no Resurrection from the dead. Through out the whole of the New Testament, Jesus is portrayed as that sinless “LAMB of GOD”  and the title is always associated with His atoning work on the Cross, in which He shed His precious blood as full payment for the sins of the world....for your sins, for my sins.

Remove the Blood Doctrine of Jesus shedding His blood and the Doctrine of Atonement goes with it. If one breaks down the word Atonement into its component parts, the word defines itself according to its original meaning “At One Ment” We are made at one with God the Father through the sacrifice of His Son. We were separated from God through our first human parents, Adam and Eve, when they chose to rebel against the only commandment that was given to them.
Adam and Eve were told that the penalty for breaking God's command not to violate the Tree of Knowledge was death.
"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:17)
God made provision for their sin, killing two animals and covering their nakedness with their skins.  That was the first blood shed to cover sin, and God set up a system of sacrifice whereby the blood of bullocks, goats and lambs kept that one Great Object Lesson before the people.
Sin has a blood penalty, and the penalty must be paid.


In Genesis Chapter 15, we find Abram questioning God's promise that his seed will be numbered as the stars of heaven and that they would inherit the land to which God had led him.....Not that Abraham didn't have faith that God was able to do exactly what He said He was going to do, but wanted to know how would this be accomplished. ..Remember the story?

3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
5And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
8And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? (Genesis 15:3-8)

Even though Abraham believed God, He wanted a guarantee, nonetheless of how this was to be accomplished.  It was at this point, that God proposed a blood covenant after the manner of the Chaldeans. This was something Abraham was familiar with....And God said :
9And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
10And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
11And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.” (Genesis 15:9-12)
The blood covenant worked this way.  The animals were slaughtered and cut up.  The pieces were intermingled and then carefully arranged to form a kind of aisle through which the two parties to the covenant would walk together, hands joined.
The principle of a blood covenant, and the symbolism of the rended animal parts was clearly understood to Abram.  Whoever broke the covenant would end up like those piles of animals.
A blood covenant was, by common custom, a joining of 2 or more persons, families, clans, tribes, or nations, where the participants agree to do or refrain from doing certain acts.
More specifically, God had proposed a patriarchal covenant.  The patriarchal form of covenant is a self-imposed obligation of a superior party, to the benefit of an inferior party.
In this form, the terms the parties use to refer to each other are: father and son.
God's proposal included not only Abram, but extended to Abram's seed forever.

Abraham waited for God to show up so they could bind the covenant between them. But as night began to fall, Abraham became sleep and great sleep fell upon  him. As Abraham slept, he awoke to see what was happening and the Bible records it.

"it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:" (Genesis 15:17-18)

Althought the covenant was between God and Abram (and the seed God promised would fill the earth, as the stars of heaven), God signed on both sides of the covenant, thereby binding Himself to both parts. As history sadly records, Abram and his seed did not remain faithful to this covenant, and the penalty for violating a blood covenant was death.

God knew before the foundation of the world, that man was not able to keep this blood covenant, nor had the ability to save himself by any action on his part. So God stepped out of eternity and entered into our space and time, to keep the provisions of the original blood covenant and be a true Son, as it demanded.

And having kept its terms on behalf of sinful humanity, it was incumbent upon Him to make payment, as justice demanded, for its violation by those on whose behalf the covenant was signed.
It nearly breaks my heart when I comtemplate on that I put my Lord Jesus through such a torture for the like of one such as I. Even as a small boy, when read from my mother's bible story book and we read the details of what Jesus allowed Himself to endure, it brought tears to my eyes...and you's still does when I ponder such great love and the suffering He went through, just to save a worm like me.

6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Romans 5:6-9)


But getting back to the original blood covenant, signed in its entirety by God. It was a grisly symbol of the person who violated this contract, in that they were
To be torn and rended like the animals that formed the corridor through which God alone passed. Isaiah gives us a hint of what Jesus had to go through in chapter 53:
5"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with His stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.” (Isaiah 53:5-11)

It may seem a bit unclear, as to how can an innocent man assume the guilt of an0ther and call it justice?
Thinking on that premise, when a person becomes a Christian, he becomes a part of the Body of Christ.  He is joined with Christ, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit.  He becomes 'one with Christ'.

Let's make a real life example, that may or may not have actually  happened, but illustrates the point. Suppose a debt ridden widow lived next door to a millionaire. Her debts could not be justly charges to him. BUT, if he was to marry her, legally and justly, he assumed the responsibility for both her assets and her debts.  Then speaking of sinful mankind who was dead in their sins, because of the transgressions of the law, because that is what sin is.

"Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law (our first husband) by the body of Christ (that is by Christ's death); that ye should be married to another, even to Him (Christ) who is raised from the dead." (Romans 7:4)
As was written by Clarence Larkin back in 1911,

As sinners we were under the "curse of the Law," but as believers-- "Christ hath redeemed us from the CURSE of the Law, being made a CURSE for us:

12And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. (although none of us could keep the law) emphasis mine.
13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” (Galatians 3:12-14)

The "Tree" that Christ hung on was the CROSS.

We are therefore DEAD to the Law: not physically dead, but JUDICIALLY dead, for the "Penalty" of a law cannot be exacted twice. If Jesus "bare our sins in His own body upon the Tree" (1st Peter 2:24), then they are no longer upon us and we are free from sin. The death of Christ was no mere accident or incident, it was predetermined from the foundation of the world.

18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” (1st Peter 1:18-21)

In the words of the old Gospel song,
"What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. . .
Oh! precious is the flow; That makes me white as snow; No other fount I know . . .
Nothing but the blood of Jesus."

If you contemplate the wonderful words that show how Jesus was foreordained to be the propitiation or substitute for our penalty that was most deserving for each one who has transgressed God's Holy Law, as sin is the transgression of the Law, then you can see, that the only remedy for our redemption was in a blood covenant satisified in justice before a Holy God.  It was the death and resurrection of our Lord God, Jesus Christ for the payment for our sins, once and for all. One time, for all eternity was this payment made, when Jesus said “it is finished” it was most certainly completed.

13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:13-15)
What were those ordinances that were against us and what did He nail to His cross...? Our sins, the penalty of those sins that condemned us to the same kind of death as those sacrficial animals. Jesus paid the ultimate price. And during this season of the coming “Passover of God” let us humble ourselves and give thanks and rededicate ourselves to serving a Great God and King, our Lord Jesus Christ...don't just take those emblems of what Jesus did , without a deep reflection of the enormous gift that He gave to each of us, written in His own Blood.

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18)

This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying you will receive the blood covenant found in Jesus Christ my Lord this season where we remember His supreme sacrifice. If you need prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear. Email me at, or visit me online at God bless you all,


Thursday 2 March 2017


by Pastor Mike Taylor

"And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all." (Ezekiel 37:21-22)
As I've longed believed, Israel is the door to end time prophecy, and Jerusalem is the key. Things are lining up for Israel to fulfill her destiny and the building of the the 3rd Temple again. More on that in a little bit.
Prophecy is being fulfilled right in front of our eyes. And there is not a better example than the nation of Israel. To say that Israel is an astonishment of our modern times to come back into existence after almost 2000 years would be an understatement...This was the will of God and it signaled the count down of the prophecy clock and the return of Jesus Christ.

The prophet Ezekiel prophesied  in around 536 BC of this occurrence would happen at the end of days as the nation of Israel would be, once again the same state that was destroyed in 70 AD and the Jewish people banished by Rome some 60 years later after several revolts against the Roman Empire and its rule.  

One hundred and sixty-six years before, Sargon II of Assyria besieged and divided Israel and Judea, capturing the Kingdom of Israel. Sargon II followed the practice of removing the nobles from a conquered land and settling them elsewhere. As a consequence, the nation of 'Israel' ceased to exist and its people became known to history as the 'ten lost tribes' of Israel. 

When Nebuchadnezzar conquered Judea and settled Judean nobility in Babylon during Ezekiel's lifetime, there was no reason to expect the Jews to escape the same fate as their Israelite cousins 166 years earlier. 

But Ezekiel, under Divine inspiration, not only predicted the restoration of a Jewish State, he confidently predicted it would bear the name of a nation that had not existed for generations! This did not fully happen during the 2nd Temple, as Israel was ruled by several nations until Rome conquered the area.

The nation of Israel almost didn't become a a nation because of rabid anti-semitism being fostered within the nation that would become its greatest friend since 1948. In a letter sent by Chaim Weitzman sent to then President Harry Truman on May 13th of 1948, then President of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, Weitzman asked Truman to recognize their new state. At the time, the Zionist leaders had not even picked out a name for the new state and were arguing over the name whether it should be called Judea, Zion, or until somebody out of left field invoked the question “What about the name Israel?” Weitzman was asking Truman for recognition of a then nameless state.
Abba Eban was Israel's first representative to the United Nations, even before there was a state of Israel. Prior to declaring statehood, Eban was the Jewish Relief Agency's official representative. 
Eban served as the Ambassador the the UN and Israel Ambassador to the USA before becoming Israel's foreign minister. Eban was a man with a quick wit and spoke his mind and was present at every major event involving Israel until his departure from the Knesset in 1988.  He fought rash Anti-Semitism wherever it raised it's ugly head. He once proclaimed that if “Algeria introduced a resolution declaring the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass overwhelmingly with a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 absentions.

IN a book written by Eban, he recounted how the Soviet Union had enthusiastically supported the establishment of a Jewish state, while the USA almost withheld their recognition, which would have doomed their new state to stillbirth.

President Truman, a crusty mid-Westerner with no particular love for the Jews, fought a pitched battle with Secretary of State George C Marshall, who told Truman in blunt terms;

"They don't deserve a state, they have stolen that country. If you give this recognition, Mr. President, I may not vote for you in the next election."...Truman ignored his secretary of state and upon advise from the united cabinet, sent a letter of recognition to the new Jewish State. On that day, Israel was born in one day as prophesied.
“Who ever heard of such a thing or imagined it could happen? Can a nation be born in a day or come to life in a second? Jerusalem is like a mother who gave birth to her children as soon as she was in labor. “ (Isaiah 66:8)

But that is exactly what happened, and when the Soviet Union realized that Israel was looking west, instead of to them, they blocked the deportation of Russian Jews to Israel....many countries did likewise with their Jewish populations...and the Soviets in turn aligned themselves with the Arabs, Israel's enemies.

But God had proclaimed that the scattered Jews would indeed return to the land given to them in a covenant with their forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
"Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;" (Isaiah 43:4-5)

History does not need repeating, as anyone can read the historical accounts as time passed and the wars that Israel had to fight at unspeakable odds, just to survive and won them decisively with the help of God Almighty. Through it all, the scattered Jewish people came from the west from the USA, from Egypt as the Egyptians had blocked their leaving for the new land of Israel, as had the holocaust driven the European Jews back to Israel, and the ten lost tribes of Israel were identified in Afghanistan, northern India, and Africa in the countries of Sudan and Ethiopia. The return of the Jewish people to their homeland has been on going for the last almost 70 years. Some of the Preterest belief that all was fulfilled in 70 AD when Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was no more, was the end of prophecy, But Israel was again populated with the Jewish people from the four corners of the globe and prophecy is being fulfilled at a rapid pace.

What appears to be the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in this generation, the argument goes, is the consequence of misreading or misinterpreting the Scriptures by naysayers of  Old Testament prophets wrote what God would do in the last days of this Age.  They have all been wrong.

It took the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall to make the Soviets to the north 'give up'. . Yemeni Jews were transferred enmasse, some 56,000 of them, during what Israel called "Operation Flying Carpet." ("to the south, keep not back"). 

It is no Scriptural sleight-of-hand trick, or a manipulation or misinterpretation of the Bible. The restoration of Israel -- viewed from our vantage point as personal witnesses to recent history -- is an EXACT match to the Bible's description of how, when and where that restoration would take place. 


32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:32-36)

This was Jesus speaking to His disciples concerning the signs of His return. As most know, the sign of fig tree is a sign of Israel...Israel bloomed in 1948, and as Jesus prophesied in V. 34, this generation would NOT pass away till all things be fulfilled. We know from Psalms that the generation of a man is 70 years.

“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strengththey be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” (Psalms 90:10).

Counting those years that Jesus made this prophecy of what a generation from the founding of Israel would be before all things would be complete, you can see that we are approaching the fulfillment of those allotted years of those born during this time of Israel's rebirth.
All of this, we have covered in past messages, but I wish to cover something that will be in place during the first part of the Tribulation and it is huge news for the prophecy watcher who keeps their eyes open and watching current events as they line up to the Word of God.


A huge development for the fulfilling of prophecy concerning the 3rd Jewish temple has just broke in the news in  last couple of weeks. The Sanhedrin of Israel has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin, and USA President Donald Trump to assist them in rebuilding the 3rd Jewish temple.

2Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
3Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.” (Ezra 1:2-3).

It has been pointed out, that God may have raised up POTUS Trump as a modern day Cyrus to bring to pass the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Rabb Hillel Weiss spokesman for the Sanhedrin, contacted Breaking Israel News to announce that the election of Trump, who has promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, coupled with Putin’s expressed desire for the Temple to be rebuilt, prompted the Jewish court to send a letter offering the two the opportunity to act as modern-day Cyrus figures: non-Jewish kings who recognize the importance of Israel and the Temple.

Since the election of this new administration the tone and support of Israel has done a 180 degree turn-around from the outgoing POTUS, the “traitor in chief” to voicing undying support for our only democratic ally in the Middle East, the nation of Israel. Has God appointed two “kings”  of two nations, to bring the Jewish Temple to fruition? If God has chosen Trump to bring this to pass, there is no stopping a POTUS Trump, as God will protect him so that His will be done concerning Israel. What the role of Putin will be may be found in the Gog-Magog coalition that is forming right now.

According to Israel News “The Sanhedrin also recalled Putin’s connection to the Temple in its letter. During his third official trip to Jerusalem in 2012, Putin paid a late-night visit to the Kotel (Western Wall). When he arrived at the holy site, the Russian leader stood in silence for several minutes, offering up a personal prayer, after which he read Psalms from a Russian-Hebrew prayer book.”
I believe it could be true that Trump could be instrumental in the project of the Jewish Temple being at least started..I have reservations about Vladimir Putin being involved, as noted below.

Why is this important for prophecy watchers?

As Israel news emphasized in the article ““We are poised to rebuild the Temple. The political conditions today, in which the two most important national leaders in the world support the Jewish right to Jerusalem as their spiritual inheritance, is historically unprecedented,” Rabbi Weiss told Breaking Israel News.”

The Bible says that the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple will be connected with other important events.
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”(Daniel 9:27)

For the man of sin, called the Anti-Christ is revealed, there has to be a covenant of 7 years and in those years of the first part of the Tribulation, the temple will be rebuilt. How fast will it go up? The Sanhedrin and the Temple Institute has all the implements, the temple implements , the red heifer and the Priest ordained to minister and cleanse the Temple for resuming the animal sacrifices as were performed in the 2nd temple destroyed in 70 AD. Let us look at a short, possible timeline that will lead to the Abomination of Desolation which stands in the Temple and the beginning of the Great Tribulation.
  1. It is tbelieved that a great war will break out in the Middle East, with Gog-Magog coming into Israel as a cloud and God will defeat them on the mountains of Israel supernaturally, delivered by Ezekiel from God, This is where Vladimir Putin, I believe may fulfill prophecy:
1  “Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
2And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.” (Ezekiel 39:2-5

  1. After such devastation, a man of great superior diplomatic skills, a charismatic individual will arise who will bring a “false peace” to the area and allow Israel to rebuild their Temple and assure they will be protected by his regime. To try and speculate who this man is, is an exercise in futility, as we may have an idea, but I believe we will never know, this side of the coming of Jesus Christ for His Church.
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”(Daniel 9:27)
To have these Tribulation events unfold, there has to be a Temple, and the Sanhedrin believes that since there are two leaders who desire the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple, there is no better time than the present.
President Trump has given the green light for returning the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, thus recognizing Jerusalem as the undivided captial of Israel. So we see the domino lining up for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. How long? If the covenant is made with Israel, and the go ahead of the Temple is ratified, it could happen within 3 months, as all the building blocks are ready for immediate construction.  This could all fall into place in lightening speed. When will this war of Ezekiel bring a clamor for the rebuilding of this Temple? If you look at the region right now, the Arabs, Iran, and Russia are on the borders of Israel to the north, to the east, and from the northeast of the Golan Heights, Lebanon with Hezbollah, Gaza with Hamas and the Russian Bear supporting them all. It could happen in a flash, but it will be a quick war. As God has said He will fight for Israel and 5/6 of this invading army will be destroyed with the plague of destruction following the survivors back to the home country.  Note that one event leads to another....the Anti-Christ is alive today and he will make his appearance when God says he will make himself known, but one thing will happen first.

6”And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8And THEN shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” (2nd Thessalonians 2:6-9)(my emphasis)

Notice that one must proceed the other...there is a power that is holding back evil to rule this world with a hindrance. The evil is Satan and his demon hordes that wish to destroy mankind, but receive worship for himself beforehand, as he knows his time is short...THEN that power (the Holy Spirit) which is the only power that is keeping evil in check according to God's will for men to choose either good or evil, will be removed from HIS fullness....But those who have the earnest deposit of God's Holy Spirit will be removed prior to this revealing of the Anti-Chirst.

It all centers around Israel. Never has there been a people, a nation that has caused so much turmoil by just existing, as the tiny nation of Israel which is no bigger than New Jersey...Why? Because Satan hates Israel and explains the rabid hatred of anyone, or anything that supports their existence. Why do you think that there is so much opposition to POTUS Trump? Liberals hate anything that speaks of the God of Israel and when a POTUS supports Israel, as this President does, it gives them even more reason to hate him. They may be opposed to conservative policies, or “draining the swamp”, but backing it up is the forces of Satan putting the idea of rebellion in the hearts of a godless half of the country, epitomized by the Democratic/Communist party. But God is in control and no one can thwart His will.


Why do I say prepared? Because this could happen in the next few could happen tomorrow...what you say? Tomorrow? I'm not talking about the war of Ezekiel 38-39, or the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, but what could happen tonight, tomorrow or the near future, is the removing of God's Holy Spirit from it's fullness to Pre-Pentecostal manifestations of His power, and the removal of His church out of the way of His coming wrath. All these events are dove-tailed together. Israel, the temple, the Gog-Magog War, and the most important for those who look forward to the appearing of our Blessed Hope, the removal of the body of Christ before these events begin. We may see the Gog-Magog war, but I am believing we won't even see that, because right on it's heels is the 7 year covenant signed by the Anti-Christ. If you read scripture closely and take in the beginning of the wrath of God in Revelation chp. 6, and all we have discussed here in an abbreviated fashion, then I pray you see the prophecy that Paul spoke up come to pass:

50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal mustput on immortality” (1st Corinthians 15:50-53)

Don't be one of the scoffers that don't believe that Jesus is coming soon and live for themselves, not accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Peter made that prediction on his epistle in 2nd Peter:

3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (2nd Peter 3:3-4).

Believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be save:

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Israel being the key to the end of this Age...I pray you can see the signs and symptoms of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ...For the miracle of Israel has already happened and we await the 3rd Temple being rebuilt and Jesus coming in the clouds of heaven prior to its construction.

This is pastor Mike Taylor, praying you make that decision for Christ. If you need prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear. Email me at, or visit me online at God bless you all,