Under the auspices of the UAE and in collaboration with UNESCO, the University of Oxford and Harvard University, a restored, three-dimensional version of Palmyra’s monumental Arch of Triumph – destroyed at the hands of the terrorist organisation, Daesh, was revealed on Tuesday. More at Historic arch gate of Palmyra’s Temple of Baal in NYC.
Jonathan Cahn’s book, “The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America‘s Future,” is based on Isaiah 9:10, and goes through 9 harbingers that took place in ancient Israel, that are reappearing in America today.
Isaiah 9:10: “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”
While end times Bible prophecy focuses on Israel, the Middle East, and the Antichrist, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 reminds us of the great falling away, that must occur, prior to the revealing of the “lawless one.”
One parable (the 10 virgins) tells us that the bride of Christ will be sleeping when He returns. Half of the bride will be ready, but not “watching” for His return (“fell asleep”). The other half of the bride will neither be awake, nor ready for Him, trusting that their association with true believers is enough to get them to Heaven (‘give us some of your oil’).
God is moving to wake, and prepare the church for her Bridegroom’s return. Are all of our lamps filled with the Holy Spirit, are we trimmed by the word of God, and are we watching for His glorious return?