NOAH’S ARK – FACT OR FICTION?

Some time ago my brother asked me the question, “How did penguins make it from the Arctic to Noah’s vicinity in order to be saved from the flood.”  This is what came to my mind:
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If God can implant the migratory instinct in birds, fish, etc., to migrate hundreds even thousands of miles and unerringly return to the same vicinity they departed from a year before – some even making the trip for the first time – then why couldn’t He implant in the minds of penguins to trek from wherever they were THEN – thousands of years ago – to Noah’s vicinity.  Pre-flood conditions differed widely from the conditions and landscape we see today.  And who knows who or what were the pre-flood ancestors of the penguin?
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This is not to say there are not any lingering mysteries regarding just how the miracle of Noah’s ark was brought about.  I repeat: With God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.  God can bring the dead back to life, give sight to one born blind, flood the entire earth, etc., etc., etc.  God has no limits, no boundaries, no impossibilities
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I can as readily accept the story of Noah and the flood as I can accept Jonah and the whale, or great fish, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, or any other miracle.  A miracle is a miracle.  It is an event that cannot be explained.  It shatters all arguments against its being true, factual or even believable.
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Christ’s servant (Galatians 1:10),
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Donald Wiley

FORGIVEN!

Now there’s an appealing doctrine: FORGIVEN!  The true God of glory is merciful beyond human comprehension.  Allah, the arch-demon posing as the Eternal, lacks mercy.  Deceived Muslims call their moon god “merciful,” but he is not.  That is why they show no mercy, brutally killing even children and mothers in labor.  In committing such atrocities their blinded minds cannot see that the “god” they serve and worship is without mercy and actually the author of death, not life.

Forgiven!  Decades of sins wiped out!  Decades of bad choices obliterated from the mind of one’s Creator!  Forgiven!  The true God avows, “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (See Isaiah 1:18).  Now there’s a comforting doctrine that IS true, that has the support of scripture in abundance.

A tongue that uttered a thousand lies now speaks the truth.  The hand that once stole now gives.  The thoughtless is now considerate.  Some noted wit of the past once said, “Facts are stubborn things.”  And as some often say, “It is what it is.”  The touch of the Master’s hand makes all the difference.  Has He touched you in a wondrous way?

When I suffered from acid reflux, it was what it was.  When God healed me it was no more.  This is true of several other ailments and maladies.  They were what they were, and they are no more.  The only thing special about me is that I was an especially great sinner for an especially long period of time.  I am merely an object of God’s grace, His limitless, measureless, incomprehensible grace.  Let Allah put that in his pipe and smoke it.

Christ’s Servant,

 

Donald Wiley

IT’S SUNSET TIME

Who does this Don Wiley think he is to have the gall, the audacity, the impertinence to write articles and send them to literally HUNDREDS of ordained ministers throughout the United States, correcting them and showing them their errors??!!  Why the very nerve!  He thinks he has greater insight into spiritual truth than a Mormon bishop?  He thinks He understands better than a Roman Catholic cardinal?    Why he even has the temerity to correct a Baptist pastor!!!  How insulting can you get?
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Folks, the average preacher doesn’t have the foggiest idea of just how the Lord “calls” someone to be a teacher of His Word.  I can’t count the number of times I have heard some preacher say, or write, how God called them to preach when they were nine, ten or twelve years old!  No wonder the Christian faith is divided and subdivided into scores of differing denominations, teaching a myriad of conflicting doctrines.
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Anytime I hear some preacher say, “I don’t get my doctrine out of the Old Testament,” I know that I am listening to a grossly deceived individual.  Where on earth do they think the early church obtained their doctrine?  They had no New Testaments to flip through and quote.  Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (See Matthew 4:4).   Are the Hebrew scriptures inspired, or not.  When they wrote, “Thus saith the Lord,” were they kidding? dishonest? mistaken?  Did the words they wrote proceed out of the mouth of God or from their own deluded minds?
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Few professing Christians really examine the scriptures closely thereby proving their beliefs.  They just gullibly, and yes blindly, accept whatever is spoon-fed them from the pulpit.  Their comfort level grows a thousand-fold when they realize most all of their fellow believers do the same and are in agreement with them as to what the Bible does and does not teach.  While whistling “Amazing Grace,” they slide deeper and deeper into confusion self-assured that all is well with their soul.
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Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
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Donald Wiley

THERE IS A JOB TO BE DONE

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (See Jeremiah 33:3). Of course that promise was made specifically to Jeremiah the prophet. Still there is no respect of persons with God. As the old “gospel” song says, “What He’s done for others He’ll do for you.” Of course one must have a vital, on-going relationship with God first. One must meet the conditions for answered prayer first.

Here is another scripture that proves the inspiration of scripture: “As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me” (Jeremiah 33:22). More than one ancient writer thought they had numbered the stars. (I have written about this in an earlier article I penned some time ago). God is not given to exaggeration. He assured His faithful prophet Jeremiah that He would eventually multiply the number of princes and kings, as well as priests, to billions, trillions, a countless number! He is in the process of doing that right now, but is only in the very beginning of fulfilling that promise.

Folks, we are on the ground floor of God’s great plan of the ages. We are at the start of this plan, not the tail end. When Jesus Christ returns He is not going to say, “Gentlemen, it’s closing time. It’s over.” He is going to say, “Now let us begin to get the Father’s job done.” Most preachers have it wrong, because they “quote the party line,” so to speak. Putting a handful of scriptures together, while overlooking scores and scores of other inspired texts, they erroneously think God is trying His best to get the world saved right now. Why can’t they see that if that is the case God is failing miserably in what He intended to do???

God says He is going to return Sodom and Gomorrah, and all like peoples, to their former estate, bringing them back to life to a world not unlike the world they knew when they first lived on this earth so that they won’t suffer mind-boggling culture shock. (See Ezekiel 16:55). Those ancient people are not roasting in hell right now, having been in such a place for thousands of years already. They are DEAD and await a resurrection to life. God’s Word says these ancients will remember their ways and be ashamed (verse 61, same chapter). They will realize how deceived and wrong they were. This holds true for all others who lived and died gripped in inescapable deceit and confusion.

To say that God is fair is a gross understatement. God is much more than fair. He is much more than just equitable and reasonable. He is a Creator of unparalleled goodness and mercy. As I have stated so many times before, none will ever be able to shake their fist in God’s face and say, “I was never given a fair shake. I never even heard of such a thing as salvation or a possibility of living eternally.”

God’s Spirit limits visitors to my website as He knows I write on matters few can receive. Why try to explain the theory of relativity to a three year old child. He cannot receive what you are saying. Most ministers cannot receive what I am saying. That is why out of the hundreds I wrote and to whom I sent articles only a handful responded and some of them said, “I don’t agree with what you write.” When one is steeped in error the truth sounds like falsehood to such a mind. A Roman Catholic priest cannot accept what a Methodist minister believes and vice versa. What I write is not for all, but for a very few. That is why Jesus Christ Himself spoke in parables, NOT to make Himself clearer to those who heard Him, but to actually conceal what He was actually saying to all but those earnestly desiring and searching for the truth. (See Matthew 13:10-17). Most preachers believe the very opposite of what Jesus is saying in this text. They think Jesus spoke in parables to make His meaning clearer, using language the common folk could grasp and understand! WRONG!

I awakened some time ago with the compulsion to write and expound on a few scriptures. God prolongs my life, my health, my energy for a reason. His Spirit demands that I do what He has called, anointed and equipped me to do and that is to teach the Word of God faithfully and correctly. And I am sure as I lay dying one of the last thoughts that will be in my mind is the thought, “Why ME, Lord?”

Christ’s servant (Galatians 1:10),

Donald Wiley

I AM A WALKING, TALKING MIRACLE

I am walking, talking, living PROOF that Jesus Christ still heals His faithful followers of any and all maladies, illnesses and diseases yet today. Listen, if I don’t have the faith to believe my Lord will heal my physical body while I yet live, how on earth can I have the faith to believe He will resurrect me from the grave when I am dead!!!! Lying on my deathbed I would be scared silly that this is the utter end, that there is nothing beyond this life and this world.

I feel as well today as I felt ten or twenty years ago! From time to time I experience the customary pains and limitations of anyone in advancing age. The apostle Paul conceded that “we that are in this tabernacle (fleshly bodies) do groan, being burdened” (See 2 Corinthians 5:4). We do experience sicknesses and ailments and injuries like other men. He spoke of how the “outward man” was perishing. Yes, our bodies do wear out to one degree or another. We are physical, aging beings. But he also wrote “that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men (depending upon their healing arts), but in the power of God (to both hear and answer our prayers for healing)” (See I Corinthians 2:5). And he also urged believers to mimic father Abraham who “staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully persuaded that what He had promised, He was able also to perform” (See Romans 4:20-21).

In countless articles, emails and website postings I have quoted text after Bible text that proves God will hear and answer the prayer for healing if offered up in faith by an obedient follower. God have mercy on and forgive the worldly-minded preachers and pastors who preach sermons that turn men and women away from believing God’s promises for healing. They will answer one day for their unfaithfulness and spurning of His Word and promises.

The apostle Paul declared that “the Word of God works effectually (or is effective) in you that believe” (See I Thessalonians 2:13). Do you want to insult God? Doubt His word. Your doubting suggests that God is a liar. Run to a man and throw your money at him and trust that man to heal you. He will make you no promise and will probably have you sign a form that releases him from any responsibility if you die from his treatment!

Think me a fool if you wish in such matters, but I’ll be blowing out a lot more birthday candles than many of my readers.

The apostle Paul had a fellow laborer named Epaphroditus, who became gravely ill and was nearing death. Notice what Paul wrote about this man: “I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but our messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick. For indeed he was sick NIGH UNTO DEATH, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow…..when you see him again you may rejoice.” God had healed him. (See Philippians 2:25-28). And God is no respecter of persons. What he did for Paul and Epaphroditus he will do FOR YOU, and for me.

The Spirit of the Lord again witnesses to my heart and mind, “Don Wiley, you have the petition you have laid before your Lord. You are healed! Go your way rejoicing and tell others what the Lord has done for you.”

Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),

Donald Wiley

KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS AND LIVE

The Lord’s Spirit has been bringing so many Bible texts back to my mind that I am in a quandary as to what to write about next.  “For unto whom much is given, of him shall much be required” (Luke 12:48).  The Lord has given me a phenomenal memory concerning His Word.  He has also given me a remarkable understanding of that Word.  No, He has not given me infallibility in spiritual matters, but He has given me a great deal of light and truth
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I have sent my printed articles to hundreds of pastors around the country – HUNDREDS!  I use the larger mailing envelopes so that I can send a minimum of three articles to each pastor.  NOT ONE PASTOR HAS REPLIED CORRECTING ME OR POINTING OUT ANY ERRORS IN WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN – NOT ONE!  I have had a couple pastors say they disagreed with something I wrote, but still failing to correct me or show where I was wrong.  They have just said they didn’t agree.  I have had pastors call me, email me, or tell me in person that they were blessed and enlightened by an article or articles they received.
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As I have pointed out before, Jesus said, “One sows and another reaps.”  I am not a reaper.  I am a sower of the Word.  I rarely see the results of my labors.  The Lord’s reapers have the satisfaction of seeing God’s Word take effect in believers’ lives.  I do not.
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Over and over again during His earthly ministry, Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”  In today’s lingo He would say, “I am going to tell it like it is and you can take it or leave it.”  On another occasion Jesus said, “Let these sayings sink down into your ears,” or, as we might say, “Hear and ponder well what I say.”  Many of Christ’s statements were the total opposite of what most commonly believed.  That was true then.  It is true yet today.  Jesus said, “My brethren are these which hear the word of God, AND DO IT!”  (See Luke 8:21).  Becoming a member of the household of God goes far beyond just believing some facts about God and Jesus Christ.  James warned, “But be ye DOERS of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (See James 1:22).  Pastors and preachers do their congregations no service when they assure them, “All you gotta do is believe.”  Jesus Himself said, “If you will enter into life, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS!”  He then went on to quote six of those commandments so His hearers would know which commandments He spoke of.  (See Matthew 19:16-19).  Those commandments, of course, were the Ten Commandments.  Decades after the founding of the church and the establishment of the New Covenant, the apostle John wrote “here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (See Revelation 14:12).  The two go hand-in-hand.  True, genuine God-wrought faith inspires and enables one to keep God’s commandments – all of them.
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And how does the Bible close?  “Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the (holy) city.”  There are but seven verses of scripture left in your Bible after that statement is made.  (See Revelation 22:14).  We had better make sure we have the right to reach forth our hand and take of the fruit of the tree of life
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“For by grace are you saved through faith….”  Faith in what?  Faith in Jesus Christ!  Faith in what He said, believing what He said and then acting upon that belief.
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Maybe when I am eighty years old I will find some of my readers saying, “I believe what you say, Don, and I am now acting on that belief.”  Time will tell.
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Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
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Donald Wiley

 

 


 

 

TELL ME WHY

Don’t just tell me what you believe. Tell me WHY you believe it. Few who cling to Sunday observance can tell you why they do so, other than to say, “We honor Christ’s resurrection by observing Sunday as a holy day,” or they will say, “Christians have always observed Sunday as the Lord’s Day,” or “All these Christians can’t be wrong!” Ask them what scriptures they use as their authority and most look at you with a blank look. Some will have a text or two they will quote that seemingly authorizes their stand, but when one quotes to them a plethora of scripture that reveals their erroneous thinking their steely-eyed look lets you know instantly that they are not listening, nor are they receiving what you say.

The Mormon boys that used to visit me often showed me that vacant look when I quoted scriptures to them that revealed their many errors and doctrinal blunders. Once a Mormon, always a Mormon. Once a_________, always a _________. You can fill in those blanks with any denomination you wish. Most folks never change their religious beliefs or affiliations. They just don’t. They are complacent as to their peril. “Well, that’s the way Mom (or Dad, or Billy Graham) believed and that’s the way I believe, and that’s that.” It’s like the man driving in the absolute wrong direction to get to his destination who refuses to pull over and look at a map. He just keeps driving and driving and driving not realizing he is going further and further away from the destination he desires

God preserves my life and heals me again and again for a purpose. He has filled my mind with His sacred word. He has given me the talent to write convincingly and effectively. He has anointed me to teach His word. In His great compassion He desires earnestly to open the eyes of those blinded by Satan’s clever deceptions. But He will not force feed the truth to anyone any where at any time. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),

Donald Wiley

THE ATHEIST IS A FOOL! (PART 2)

Thousands of years ago God, through His prophet Jeremiah, said something truly astounding. Here is what He said: “Thus saith the LORD, ‘If heaven above can be measured and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done….'” (See Jeremiah 31:37). It wasn’t until the 20th Century and the scientific astronomical technology provided by various observatories, the Hubble telescope, and space exploration spacecraft such as Voyager I and Voyager 2, as well as the Mariner space exploration spacecraft, that men came to realize that, in truth, heaven cannot be measured. It is seemingly infinite. And it wasn’t until recent centuries that men learned that truly the earth has no foundations, that it is a planetary globe hanging in space.

God inspired the prophet Isaiah to write: “It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth” (See Isaiah 40:22). It would be thousands of years before men realized that this earth truly was circular in form and shape.

And in Job 26:7, we read, “He hangs the earth upon NOTHING!” It is only through divine illumination and inspiration these ancients knew the earth was a globe, hanging suspended in space and that the heavens above could not be measured they were so vast!

Truly, the fool has said in his heart there is no God! And comparing the Koran to the Bible is similar to one comparing a first grader’s Tom and Jane book to the encyclopedia Britannica.

Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),

Donald Wiley

A GOD BY ANY OTHER NAME

Do you know what Jesus meant when He said, “I am the first and the last”?  (See Revelation 1:11).  He first uttered those words through His prophet Isaiah, and it is when He uttered those words through Isaiah He explains what He means by that phrase: “I am the first, and I am the last, AND BESIDE ME THERE IS NO GOD!”  (See Isaiah 44:6).  God tells Israel, as well as you and me, “I am the first God you will ever know, and I am the last God you will ever know for beside me there is no God.”
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The Hebrew prophets contain the key to understanding the Book of Revelation.  Trying to understand the Book of Revelation without resorting to the writings of the Hebrew prophets is like trying to understand higher mathematics without a grasp of basic math.  That is WHY most “New Testament” churches have no real comprehension of the Book of Revelation.  (By the way, no church in the New Testament was ever called a “New Testament Church.”  Surprised???)  They spurn the Hebrew prophets.  They will not use the key God provides for a correct understanding of the apostle John’s final letter.  Remember, the book of which we speak is the book of REVELATION, not the Book of Concealment or Book of Mysteries.
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Allah is NOT God by another name.  Allah is not the arabic name of the Creator.  Over and over again the Koran (or Quran) categorically states that Allah has no son.  Those who worship Allah unwittingly are worshiping Satan and his hosts of demons.  “But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God…” (See I Corinthians 10:20).  When a blind and deceived Muslim sacrifices his, or her, life as a martyr to Allah, they are actually offering themselves in sacrifice to Satan and his demons.  They do not instantly find themselves in paradise.  They find themselves DEAD!
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The Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, has given ISIS a new way of slaughtering innocent human beings.  In the days ahead you will find Muslim terrorists using Paddock’s method of killing.  Why ram a car or truck into a crowd when only a handful of lives are lost?  Find a vantage point overlooking a gathering of thousands and start firing automatic weapons into the crowd.  It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.
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ALL Muslims are satanically deceived.  Many Muslims are demonically inspired or controlled.  Some Muslims are demon possessed.  And that is what Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama wanted desperately to introduce into the United States more and more.  When Barack Obama said that the Muslim call to prayer was one of the prettiest sounds on earth I then knew without a doubt that he was both a Muslim and the most deceived and dangerous president this nation ever elected.  And millions of deceived American voters elected him twice.
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Folks, it ain’t going to get any better in this nation or the world.  And Christians aren’t going to be “raptured out” of the situation.   The years and decades will pass and Christians will find themselves still in the flesh, still on earth, and still the objects of Allah’s wrath.  And, just as American voters have been deceived, so, too, have Christian ministers and pastors been deceived when they assure believers they are going to miss it all by the “rapture.”  There ain’t going to be no rapture.  There is only the Second Coming of our Lord, and that is going to prove to be an event scheduled for another generation, not our own.
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Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
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Donald Wiley

ISRAEL’S INEVITABLE DEFEAT

Few preachers it seems have ever really comprehended the true meaning and disturbing prophecy Jesus Christ uttered upon His very last visit to the temple in Jerusalem.  Here is what He said: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee.  How often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not (would not permit Him to do so)!  Behold, your house (the temple) is left unto you desolate, for I say unto you (yes, the One who always speaks eternal truth is speaking), Ye shall not see me henceforth (ever again), till ye shall say, ‘Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord'” (See Matthew 23:37-39).
Now think about what Jesus just said for a moment, and then reflect upon the fact that Hitler’s slaughter of six million Jews could not bring the Jewish people to abandon their rejection of Jesus as their Messiah.  What will it take for them to finally, earnestly, wholeheartedly cry out to Jesus, “We accept you.  Please come back Messiah”?  I’ll tell you what it is going to take.  It is going to take the near annihilation of the Jewish people around the world and the destruction of modern day Israel to finally bring them to the foot of the cross and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Messiah, Lord and Savior!
Look at a map.  Israel is now almost totally surrounded by fervent Islamic nations – nations that proclaim Israel has no right to exist and must eventually be destroyed.  And destroyed it will be.  Maybe not in our lifetime, maybe not in this century, but it will be attacked by Muslim armies, navies and air power and destroyed.
Why won’t preachers believe the prophet Zechariah?  Through him, Jesus declared, “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh (the day of His return) and thy (Jerusalem and Israel’s) spoil (riches and wealth) shall be divided in the midst of thee (not carried away to the conquering Islamic nations, but divided among these conquerors who are remaining in Jerusalem and occupying the city).  For I (Jesus Himself) will gather all nations (then Islamic) AGAINST JERUSALEM to battle, AND THE CITY SHALL BE TAKEN (understand that, accept that – Israel WILL BE DEFEATED in this future war), and the houses rifled, and the women ravished (raped by godless Muslims), and half of the city shall go forth into captivity (conquering Muslims enslave those they conquer), and the residue of the people (the few who survive) shall not be cut off from the city (will be left in Jerusalem to contemplate their horrible fate).” (See Zechariah 14:1-2).  And what will be the result?  They will then finally cry out, “Come, Lord Jesus!”  And what is plainly stated in the very next verse of Zechariah 14?  “THEN shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those (Islamic) nations, as when He fought in the day of battle.  And His feet shall stand in that (very) day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem….” (see verses 3 and 4).
And to what “battle” do you think this prophet refers when He says the returning Lord will fight again as He fought in a previous day of battle?  See Revelation 12:7-17.
So could Jesus Christ return tonight or tomorrow, or next week?  NO!  Zechariah’s prophecy, as well as prophecies given in the gospel accounts, Daniel, Revelation and Paul’s writings precludes that possibility.  But some may argue, “Doesn’t the Bible say no one knows the day or hour of Christ’s return?”  Yes, it does.  And no one can pinpoint the day and hour of his return.  But those who know Christ’s words uttered through His anointed prophets and apostles know when He won’t return.  He won’t return until all relevant prophecies have been fulfilled.  Those who say all necessary prophecies have been fulfilled ARE WRONG AND DECEIVED BY SATAN IN THIS MATTER.
If my neighbor vacationing in Spain calls me and asks me to pick him up at the local airport when he arrives, I might not know the exact time of his arrival at that moment, but I do know it is not necessary for me to hop in my car and hightail it to the airport.  He is coming from Spain.  It is going to take some time for him to check out of his hotel, hop a cab to the Madrid airport, fly thousands of miles to America, etc.  I might not know the exact moment he will arrive.  I do know when he won’t arrive.  He won’t arrive in a few hours that’s for sure.  Likewise, I do not know when Jesus Christ will return.  I DO know when He won’t return.  He won’t return until all prophecy relevant to His return has been fulfilled to the letter.
None born human is immune to Satan’s deceiving power and influence – NONE!  God help all who read my words to understand and to really and truly PROVE all things of a spiritual nature and to stop swallowing hook, line and sinker the party line of their given denomination or their pastor’s erroneous teachings.  Many pastors and preachers are morally good men, clean living, kind-hearted and intelligent, but in their religious beliefs they hold a lot of error.  Ditto for any denomination’s religious instructors.
I learned a long time ago that once a given denomination accepts some doctrine as scriptural they will hold to that doctrine and teaching always and ever.  It becomes dogma, sacrosanct, not to be questioned.  Something to think about, folks.
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Christ’s servant (Galatians 1:10),
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Donald Wiley