Thursday, September 22, 2011

To False Watchmen

  On my Internet Radio program today, I delivered a message to false "Watchmen On The Wall" from the great God Almighty. The Lord gave me this message earlier in the week and, because of its nature, I wrestled with it several days before delivering it. I wanted to make sure that this message was coming from God before I delivered it to the world.

  We're living in a day when there are a great many claiming to be watchmen on the wall and they're attacking ministers and ministry's left and right. This isn't right, it isn't biblical and it's just flat out wrong. To openly rebuke a brother or sister, especially when the only reason is a dispute in doctrinal opinion, it just wrong; and to do it while claiming God told you to do it... that would be SIN.

  Here's the message God gave me for those who falsely claim to be watchmen on the wall.
  "To those who falsely call themselves "watchmen on the wall." You who claim to be called by God to expose false teachers and preachers: know that the Lord God of Israel is watching you. Is it not written in My Word, touch not mine anointed, and do My prophets no harm?" Yet you speak evil of those I have called, you falsely make accusation against My true ministers.

  Thus says the Lord of host, I am watching you and your deeds are being recorded. Therefore you need to repent of your wrong before Me. Repent of your evil ways and stop making false accusations against my ministers.

  I am the God of Creation and I know those I have called and what I have called the to. I know who are My true ministers and those who are not. I will expose those who are false ministers and I will deal with them Myself."

  As the Lord gave me this, He reminded me that there is a prescribed method to deal with brethren who have erred in their belief and doctrinal stance; there is a way that God wants us to use when dealing with situations like this and it does not include openly rebuking people on television, radio or Internet. Openly attacking a person does more harm than good.

  Most of the people we see claiming to be "watchmen" are self called and they attack people with whom they disagree, not because that person is wrong, just because they disagree. It's also important to note that Satan is the one who falsely accuses the brethren, so anyone who is assisting in making false or misleading accusations is working with the devil, not God.

  If you've got a problem with a fellow Christian, take it to them in love and try to work it out. If they won't listen to you, take witnesses and try again and, finally, if they won't hear you; take it before the church through the pastor. This is God's way of dealing with internal problems within the Body of Christ.

James 4:10-12
I Chronicles 16:22

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An End Time Scenario

  As I've been looking at all the news pouring out of the Middle East, New York and Israel I'm faced with the fact that Bible prophecy is coming to pass faster than ever before. We're seeing the foundation for the beginning of the end coming together at light speed. We're seeing the Muslim nations, all of which are mentioned in the end time prophecies, banding together and threatening war with Israel and the United States should the Palestinian Authority not be granted statehood by the United Nations.

  The time has come for all of us to make sure that our souls are right with God. We need to make sure that we're right, and that we're sounding the alarm to our unsaved family and friends. We, as Christians, must take this very seriously and not waste a moments time. Yes, while all the signs indicated that Jesus could very easily come back during the season of Rosh Hashanah, there is also a chance He won't. The beautiful thing here is this; even if Christ doesn't come back at the end of this month, we all need to be saved because, the signs say it won't be long. There can be no mistake, Jesus is coming VERY soon.

 As I'm looking at the news coming out from the Middle East and the United Nations, I've been dealing with thoughts and feelings in my spirit. With the Palestinian National Authority trying to force a statehood vote in the United Nations this week, and their threat to go to war if they don't get what they're seeking, I'd like to put forth a scenario that could very easily present itself as this week unfolds. This scenario could very easily happen and the sad fact is, it just might.

1. The vote for the Palestinian Authority statehood fails in the United Nations;
2. Failure send the Muslim's into the streets of East Jerusalem and an armed conflict explodes;
3. The Palestinian Authority calls on all Muslim nations in the region to come to the aide of their "brothers" and attack Israel. This puts the entire region into a war footing where thousands are wounded and killed;
4. The Hamas terrorist group in Damascus launches a chemical and or biological attack on Northern Israel and the West Bank. This attack results in hundreds, perhaps thousands of wounded and dead. Israel would then be forced to counter-attack and they would wipe Damascus off the face of the earth; thus fulfilling the prophecy found in Isaiah 17;
5. Damascus gone, the Arab/Muslim world would thus be out of control and wanting a Jewish blood bath. Russia, who is now Iran's greatest ally, would step in and muster all the Muslim nations together for war. They would select a location near Jerusalem to gather this massive army together and prepare the attack. The only perfect place in Israel, the only location big enough to hold an army the size of what would be coming, is the Jezreal Valley. This location is also known as Armageddon;
6. We would the see Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39 come to pass as God comes down to defend the apple of His eye, Israel. Five out of six attackers will be killed in this battle as God let's the world know, He is God and Israel is His;
7. As soon as the smoke begins to clear, a Muslim man will emerge claiming to have a peace plan that will give everyone what they want. The Palestinian's would have their state, Israel would have their Temple and peace would be brought to the region. The parties will meet immediately, probably in Jerusalem and in a very short period of time, news will come that a seven year peace agreement has been reached and will be signed quickly;
8. While this is taking place, at some point near Rosh Hashanah, the world suddenly finds itself dealing with millions of missing people. All over the world millions of people are suddenly missing and the missing have one thing in common: no matter where these people are, the missing are Christians. While peace is reached in the Middle East, the world is trying to explain why all these people are missing;

  At the moment the first signature is affixed to this seven year peace treaty, the Tribulation Period will begin. The Muslim man who brokers this peace deal is the Antichrist of the Bible. This is the one who will soon become the world dictator and the one who will kill millions of Christian's and will bring about the Mark of The Beast, 666.

  Yes, I do believe that this could be the year that Christ will return for His bride, the church. Yes, I do believe that Rosh Hashanah (The Feast of Trumpets) is the most likely time of His returning. My main concern is that there are so many who have not accepted Jesus as their Savior and, there are so many who are lukewarm Christians and needing to rededicate their lives to God. Folks, there is a very good chance that Jesus could return in the coming days. We all need to make sure that our souls are right with God, that we warn our family and friends and that we do all we can to spread the word and sound the alarm.

  My greatest desire, my greatest prayer is that we all will begin sounding the alarm and win as many souls to Christ as we can. Come on, let's put our theological and doctrinal differences aside and band together as the Church and win souls. Come on, time is short and we need to come together as a family, as children of God and do all we can, while we can.

Blessings and peace,

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Is The Man of Sin Coming?

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 (KJV)
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

  We know the signs of the times are indicating that we are the Terminal Generation and that the Rapture is upon us. The Scriptures we just read tell us that the “man of sin” must be revealed before Christ can return for the church; it would, therefore, make sense that the Antichrist is about to be revealed. It just stands to reason that, since we are on the verge of the long awaited Rapture, that this is about to happen and, it is going to happen in our day.

  I watched a program the other night where three gifted ministers discussed the three theories as to Pre, Mid and Post Tribulation Rapture. In their debate, they all agreed on this point: the Antichrist will be revealed to the Church before he would be revealed to the world. In other words, the Christians will recognize him for who he is before the rest of the world.

  On September 20th, the Palestinian Authority is forcing a vote in the United Nations. They are seeking to have the UN recognize them with some form of statehood. They want to force Israel to give up a lot of land, including the West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem, in order to create this state. These are the indefensible borders Israel was faced with prior to the 1967 Ten Day War. This would divide Jerusalem, which is Israel’s capitol, and would virtually divide Israel in half.

  The Palestinian’s claim that the Jewish people have no legitimate claim to the land, but history tells us a different story: the Bible tells a different story. From the time of Abraham, when God gave this land to Abraham and his descendents, it has belonged to the Jewish people. David, the second king of Israel, took Jerusalem form the Jebusite people and established the capitol there. His son, king Solomon, built the first Temple on Mount Moriah and the Second Jewish Temple was built on the exact same spot later in history.

  Now the Muslims claim that there was never a Jewish Temple on that spot, but history clearly says there was. The Muslim’s have gone to great lengths to try and hide all the physical evidence where they have been removing debris from the Temple mount for hundreds of years… but the evidence remains and much has been preserved. Every time the Jewish people, or anyone else for that matter, digs up some more evidence near the Temple Mount, the Muslim’s cry foul and do all they can to stop the digging and hide the evidence.

  Now, we’re looking at this vote on September 20th. Should the Palestinian’s be denied statehood for any reason, it is believed that the Muslim world is poised to attack Israel in an attempt to take the land by force. Rumors, speculation and troop movements indicate that the armies of the Muslim nations that surround Israel, as well as the terrorist organizations that are situated on the northern and southwestern borders of Israel, are also ready to attack en mass. Many Muslim leaders are already calling for a jihad against Israel over the Palestinian state issue.

  Israel, on the other hand, is already a recognized nation. She was given her statehood on May 15, 1948. Israel was attacked by the Islamic nations within hours after becoming a state. Israel will not, and should not allow anyone to come in and take her land. Israel will not stand by while her capitol is divided or her land stolen from her for any reason. She is a sovereign nation and the land is hers. The land she currently occupies was won when she was attacked and, the she took that land from, Jordan, has officially relinquished claim to the land. The historic “Old City,” home to all of the biblical sites, belongs to Israel.

  Israel is the only nation on the face of the earth that was created and given her land by the Creator, the great God Jehovah. In Genesis 15:18-21, Moses described the area of land God gave to Abraham and his descendants. Were Israel to occupy the land given them by God, it would include part of Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula, most of Saudi Arabia,  most of Iraq, all of Jordan, most of Syria, all of Lebanon and small piece of southwest Turkey. The Royal Land Grant will one day be a reality for God’s people just as He said it would be.

  Historically and legally, the Palestinian Authority has NO claim to any of the lands Israel now has and, if you want to be brutally honest, they need to go back from the countries they came from and ask them to give up land for another nation is they want one of their own so badly. The land of Israel belongs to God, and the apple of His eye, the Jewish people.

  Here comes the big picture. I am not alone in my belief that this could be the year that Christ comes for His church; nor am I alone in my belief that He could very easily come during the Feat of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah, which will begin this year on September 28th. The Palestinian vote is scheduled for September 20th, this coming Monday so, there would be plenty of time for something drastic to happen in the eight days between the two.

  Here is a possible scenario of what could happen. First, the United States has said that it would veto any vote to recognize the Palestinian State at this time and under the circumstances it’s trying to accomplish it. Should the United States veto the vote with its permanent member status vote, then the Palestinians could begin the call to all the Islamic nations to come together against Israel. They would, in their way of thinking, give them reason to wage war against the little satan, Israel, and the big satan which is the United States. In their view, going to war against Israel would be going to war against the US.

  Syria would launch an attack on the Golan Heights and, as I’ve predicted on previous episodes, they could use chemical or biological weapons against Israeli targets. IF they were to do this, Israel would retaliate with full force and would no doubt fulfill the prophecy in Isaiah 17:1-3.

1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.

  Israel would launch an all out attack on Damascus and would level that ancient city. This would then inflame the Muslim world causing them to gather for the battle of Gog and Magog spoken of in Ezekiel 38 & 39. At the end of this battle, there would emerge a Muslim man with a great plan to bring peace to the region and to eliminate war in that region of the world for 7 years.

  Ladies and gentlemen, should this happen, the Muslim man who suddenly shows up with a plan for peace, a plan to allow the Jewish people to build the Third Temple on the Temple Mount and bring all the nations in the region to the peace table… this man IS the “Man of Sin” the Antichrist of the Bible. This man will call together all the nations and will have a treaty for peace and it will be for seven years, just as the Bible said.

  Folks, we are the Terminal Generation. We are the generation that will see all these things coming to pass and, based on what is happening in the Middle East, the chances that this is the year of Christ’s return for His bride go up with each passing moment. The probability that Jesus could come back between now and Rosh Hashanah are very good. But even if this isn’t the year of His return, we know it can’t be much longer. We know, from all the news coming from Israel and the Middle East, only a blind person would not be able to see this. Only someone who isn’t paying any attention to the news, because they’ve got their head in the sand, would not be able to know, beyond any doubt, that we are the Terminal Generaton.

  Where is your soul right now? What is the condition of your soul should that trumpet sound in the next five minutes? The Bible teaches us that Christ is coming for those who are “loving His appearing.” He’s coming to take the faithful, the saints, those who are Born Again and looking for His return.

Friday, September 16, 2011

War Clouds In The Middle East

I'm watching The Hal Lindsey Report on TBN and hearing proof of what I've been afraid was building. It seems that the Middle East is poised to go to war with Israel over the Palestinian desire to split Israel in order to create a state of its own. Turkey, which was the home of the Turkish Muslim Empire, is calling on the Muslim world to war against Israel.

It seems that the Muslim world is ready, should the UN vote go against the PA, to immediately go to war against God's people. If they are unable to force a successful vote for statehood, they seem to be ready to attempt to take it by force. This is far more serious than many believe because it will ignite a war that will include all the nations of the Bible prophecy on the end time.

I am calling the Christian world to prayer for Israel, her leaders and the IDF. I'm asking all Christians to purchase a small globe and to hold it in their hands as they pray for the nations of the world and especially for Israel. I'm asking that every Christian pick a time they can pray each and every day and to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, to pray for the Jewish state and to pray for the government of the United States. Pray for all the nations of the world that the wisdom of the Holy Spirit will fill their hearts and souls. Pray like you've never prayed before.

Also, I want you to consider that there is a very real possibility that Christ could return for His church during the season of Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets. There is a real possibility that, in the coming days or weeks, the "man of sin," which is the Antichrist, could be revealed to Christians. This would indicate to us that we're about to be making our mass exodus from this world and finally going home. There is much to consider here as we're watching what's happening in the Middle East.
Pray my friends, and make certain that your sins are forgive and that you're doing all you can to warn your family and friends. Pray for them and show them with the Bible and the headlines how this is all coming together. We are at the end of the church age and when it is over, we're going home to be with God our Father for all eternity.

God bless you and keep you, may He grant you the ability to win your family and friends to Christ.

In Christ's service,
Dave Lillard

Monday, September 5, 2011

Why Don't You Post As Much As Others?

  This seems to be a question I'm asked every now and then so, I decided to post a little blog on this subject for those who follow me here.
  I don't post as often as some because I only post when I feel God speaking a word for me to post or something touches me and I feel like I want to share this. As a minister of the Gospel of Christ I have a responsibility not to post things that don't come directly from God. I refuse to make things up or listen to "voices" that aren't the voice of my God and King.

  As I've read some of the posts from some so-called "prophetic voices," I've been struck with how generic, non-specific and vague most are. They have no real message or follow any train of thought that even resembles something God would say. A lot of these "words" are coming directly from the minds of people who want to be prophetic, want to have a ministry, want people to believe in what they have to say and they prey of the biblically ignorant and the untrained reader. This is dangerous for the reader and especially for the writer who will be held accountable for everything they claimed came from God, but didn't.

  Please know that when God gives me a word that He wants me to write about or publish I will. Also please note that when something happens that I feel an urgency to write about, I'll do that as well. I just don't want to be posting things that are not ordained of God or that don't have a significant meaning.

  I hope you're all well and that the Lord is blessing you richly. There will be some posts coming in the next few days regarding prophecy in the news and the upcoming Rosh Hashanah Feast. I'm also praying about posting something for 9-11, but haven't felt a release from God yet on this.

Blessings, peace and much love,