” By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine had become so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land. Then the city wall was broken through” (2Kings 25:3-4a NKJV).
The prototypical baseball player is one who has speed, power, the ability to hit for average, is a good fielder and whose baseball instincts are pure. Scouts would call a player like this a ” 5 tool athlete”. With a strong work ethic, this prospect can become a perennial all star and a threat against all opponents. This is exactly who a Completed Christian is.
This type of born again believer in Yeshua has the best of both worlds: Salvation through the Messiah and an understanding of how the Judaic faith is fulfilled through God’s plan of redemption. The Holy Days of Israel found in the Torah (the first 5 books of the Old Testament) pointed to Jesus during His first advent and have completion upon His return as a conquering king. This knowledge becomes a real threat to Satan’s dark kingdom. The Old Testament becomes a blueprint for understanding future prophecy and the wise will be able to anticipate what Satan does before it happens. Below is an example.
This evening just concluded a 3 week period of mourning among the Jewish people: known as “Between the Straits.” It is a remembrance of the time the city walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Babylonians in 586 BC ( 17th day of the 4th month of the Hebrew Calendar, Tammuz) and when the temple was burned and destroyed (9th day of the 5th month, Av). (2nd Kings 25:3-12, Jeremiah 52:12-16). These events happened again on the same dates when the Romans invaded Jerusalem and destroyed the 2nd Temple in 70 AD. Why is this important to know?
This year, these dates fell between July 4th-26th of the Gregorian calendar. On July 14th, the major world powers finally came to an agreement with Iran concerning her building nuclear weapons. Part of the agreement would allow for protection of Iran’s nuclear facility while allowing the country to have its economic sanctions removed. This is dangerous for Israel as her enemy already has weapons that can attack the major cities. Is it just a coincidence that such a major agreement, which poses a huge threat to Israel, fell almost directly in the middle of this 3 week period of mourning? This is a clear sign that we are at the edge of the abyss. Iran is poised to strike at Israel and the Temple Mount will become a major target in this conflict. We can be merely a few years away from the consequences of these future attacks resulting in the intervention of a false Messiah trying to create a pseudo peace with Israel and the world.
A 5 tool Christian, becomes a major player by warning family and friends and creating a fellowship of believers ready to resist. It is time to build our ark on the Word of GOD and on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. EJ