UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES
UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES
Sunday, January 29, 2023, the Year of Our Lord
Pastor Carolyn Sissom
1 Ch. 12:32 – of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.
1Thess. 5:1 - of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write to you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
In Chapter 31 of Jeremiah, this same prophet who has had to prophecy pronouncements of doom, is speaking one word of comfort after another, one tender promise after another, as gracious consolation and comfort is released to the people of God. It is the voice of a loving father pouring out his heart to his beloved.
31: 1: “At the same time,” says the LORD, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.
“At that time” means those latter days of chapter 30 (the time of Jesus’ reign over His people).
30:22-24: You shall be My people, and I will be your God. Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind. It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the LORD will not return until He has done it, and until He has performed the intents of His heart.
In the latter days you will consider it.
These things are coming to pass during these latter-day times. It is a time of great rejoicing and gladness for the Christian. It is also a time of great conflict between the army of Satan and the armies of God. There is a very real spiritual war in the realm of the spirit. Let us stand with King Jesus, the Command of the Heaven’s Army as we watch, pray and decree his Word, his time, and His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.
On January 25, 2023, our friends, Jon and Jolene Hamil posted “Ten Minutes to Midnight – Warnings of War.”
While in Israel in December on special assignment from the Lord, Jon and Jolene were at Armageddon. The assignment had taken them from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to ports across the nation, to Rees Howell’s Bible College in Wales, and then to Armageddon. The assignment was to declare God’s restraining of a global, Armageddon-type war the enemy was seeking to provoke in order to decimate God’s harvest in the nations. Looking over the astonishing view, Jolene saw a vision of a giant clock with two large hands superimposed on the Jezreel Valley. The timepiece stood like a grandfather clock, with a metronome-type hand gliding back and forth. Jolene heard a prophetic song from Redonnia Jackson, “Tick tock to the Holy Clock.” “It is time to align with God’s holy timetable. Time to lay down out agenda and pick up His agenda for the season.” She then saw the numbers “10 to 12.” She knew the Lord was warning her that we are essentially ten minutes away from a midnight hour that will affect all people. (Paraphrased to shorten story).
Warnings of War:
“Within the past few days, US senators have warned that China now appears to be making aggressive moves towards invading Taiwan. Many friends in the military have now been shifted to “combat readiness,” even zeroing their weapons in final preparations leading to possible deployment, seemingly for this conflict.
Meanwhile Russia just directed their newest warship, loaded with hypersonic missiles, within striking range of the US east coast. This is an extremely aggressive move, especially as Putin ally Dmitry Medvedev “warned NATO of nuclear war if Russia is defeated in Ukraine” (Yahoo News). Russia is now engaged in a mass mobilization of troops and resources by Russia, preparing for an overwhelming and sustained attack against Ukraine. A long war that will possibly engage more European nations.
NATO ally Turkey appears to be playing both sides, resisting NATO membership for Sweden and Finland. They are also engaging in raids against the Kurds in Iraq, who are longtime allies of the US.
And in the Covenant Land, the US and Israeli Air Forces are this week partnering in training missions simulating strikes against Iranian nuclear capabilities. This as a package of enriched uranium was confiscated at London’s Heathrow Airport before it could be delivered to an Iranian business leader in the area.
Warning! Friends, all of this is occurring at the very same time.” (End of quote from Jon and Jolene Hamil).
Biden’s War in the Ukraine: on Wednesday Biden approved the U.S. to send 31 Abrams M1 tanks to Ukraine just hours after German Chancellor Olaf Scholtz said Ukraine would also receive Leopard 2 tanks from Berlin as Russia plans for a major offensive.
Senior defense officials told reporters Wednesday that between tanks supplied from the U.S., U.K, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Sweden, along with tank shipments expected to be announced by other European nations in the coming days, Ukraine can expect to receive "hundreds" of tanks” (Fox News)
As you know, it has been my persuasion that Biden’s Administration has purposely started this war, daring Putin to attack the United States. This is part of the plan to set up a One World Order.
2 Chr. 16:9 - the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him. Herein you have done foolishly; therefore, from hereafter you shall have wars.
Bill Wilson – The Daily Jot: “A communist utopia with China as the model—this appears to be the unspoken goal of the World Economic Forum as it touts “collective” action on ambiguous areas such as climate control, health equity, finances, mobility, energy, food, education, and technology.”
This aligns with the Word the Lord spoken to me when Trump was elected President, “The Illuminati and the Dragon have conspired to destroy Donald J. Trump.”
We know the Word Economic Form purposes to set up a one world currency; but first they have to destroy the “oil-dollar,” which vehicle of destruction is global warming/climate change religion.
Three legendary conservative men, country singer, John Rich, conservative commentator, Larry Elder and Ben Carson with two-time Oklahoma governor, Mary Fallen Christenson have teamed up to launch their own independent bank. The Federal government will not be able to freeze bank accounts over the authority of the bank Board and officers.
Times and seasons in the Holy Script refer respectively to the length of time that will pass and the special character of the divinely appointed moments when God acts.
The day of the Lord is an O.T. term for any occasion when God acts in a striking way to overthrow His enemies.
Isa. 2:12-22: For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low… (Vs.17) and the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols He shall utterly abolish. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of His Majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth…
In answer to our prayers, many wicked government leaders have lost their seats of power. There are many more who will fall as the Lord is acting on behalf of his own righteousness.
As the Lord would have it, at Tuesday morning Bible Study, I came under conviction to repent “again” for haughtiness.
It is my custom when I am pondering a matter before the Lord to bring it to the congregation.
I have been pondering this week a study recently published by a Chinese scientist
that earth’s inner core may have paused and reversed its spin. Scientists believe this happens roughly every seven decades as the core will then start spinning a different direction. Also, there is news that clocks aren’t keeping up with the increased speed of the earth.
Isa. 24:18: the foundations of the earth do shake.
The Lord is in covenant with the earth, the sun, moon, stars and sea just as He is in covenant with the nation of Israel, the U.S.A. and Christians in all nations. Man has no power or authority to affect time, seasons, climate, gender, or any of God’s creation. Man has never been able to access the core of the earth.
31: 35-37: Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar (the LORD of Hosts is His name): If those ordinances depart from before Me, says the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me forever, thus says the Lord, if heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says the Lord.
Daniel 2:20-22: Blessed be the name of God forever and ever; for wisdom and might are His. He changes the times and the seasons. He removes kings and raises up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things. He knows what is in the darkness and light dwells with Him.
Satan in the spirit of antichrist and/or the antichrist shall speak pompous words against the Most High. He shall persecute the saints of the Most High; and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time. But the court shall be seated; and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him. This is the end of the account.
Carolyn Sissom, Pastor
Eastgate Ministries Church, 10115 West Hidden Lakes Lane, Richmond, TX.
Scripture from N.K.J.V. quotes from Lamplighter Ministries (Jon and Jolene Hamil; Bill Wilson, The Daily Jot; Fox News