The ‘Mandela Effect’ Hoax Is The Latest Trick Of The Devil To Steal Your Faith In God’s Preserved Word • Now The End Begins

 

We have become saturated in news, both real and fake, all delivered to us by the pulsing, glowing eye of our monitors, tablets and smart devices. Our eyes and brains are being bombarded by light and sounds and words. The end result being our brains are being rewired, and our sense of reality is changing. But it is not due to the CERN reactor and time travel disrupting the Matrix.
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OUR EYES AND BRAINS ARE BEING BOMBARDED BY LIGHT AND SOUNDS AND WORDS. OUR BRAINS ARE BEING REWIRED, AND OUR SENSE OF REALITY IS CHANGING.

“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” Psalm 12:6,7 (KJV)

I received a message this morning from a dear sister in Christ, who was very concerned about all the “changes in the King James Bible” due to something called the ‘Mandela Effect‘ theory. The name of the theory comes from many people feeling certain they could remember Nelson Mandela dying while he was still in prison back in the 1980’s. Contrary to what many thought, Mandela’s actual death was on Dec. 5, 2013, despite some people claiming to remember seeing clips of his funeral on TV.

So, the ‘Mandela Effect’ theory and the KJV goes like this. The reason for the ‘Mandela Effect’ is because the work being done at CERN is changing the “fabric of our universe”, and things we think we remember never actually happened or happened differently.

Here are some examples that Mandela Effect advocates say were “changed” when time travelers used the CERN reactor to go into the past which resulted in inadvertent “changes in the matrix”:

Yes, I know they sound silly – but – this is believed by a rapidly growing number of people who think it’s true. My mother was a librarian, and one of her favorite kid’s books was the Berenstain Bears when I was in grade school. I always thought it was funny that it said “stain” instead of “stein”, but that is the original spelling. People call it Jiffy peanut butter because they are confusing it with Skippy peanut butter. Billy Graham has been in ill health for a number of years now, and his absence naturally makes people assume he passed away when in fact he has not. I could give more example but I think you get the point. What I really want to talk about is how this might affect God’s preserved word – the King James Bible.

GOD’S PROMISE TO PRESERVE HIS WORD FOR ALL GENERATIONS STILL STANDS

As of this writing, there are over 350 different and differing versions of the Bible, with more appearing every year. Since the one thing all these versions have in common is that they are all different, the potential for mass confusion is great. But for the last 405 years, the King James Bible has existed to present God’s true and preserved word to a lost and dying world. In the Bible verse at the top of this article you see God’s promise to preserve His word on this Earth forever. That promise remains unbroken. But Mandela Effect advocates say that even this has been changed due to CERN time travel. Well, in order for that to be true, God’s promise of preservation would have to be broken and that is simply not possible.

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There is no machine that man can create that is capable of undoing the smallest of the promises of God, much less to go back in time and change what He Himself has preserved. So with that, let’s look at the main example where Mandela Effect advocates say CERN time travel has changed the God’s preserved word.

THE LION SHALL LIE DOWN WITH THE LAMB

Everyone knows that the Bible says that, in the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ, that the “lion shall lie down with the lamb”, right? But a quick trip to Isaiah shows that not to the case. Whoa! How can that be?:

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6 (KJV)

The Mandela Effect people tout this verse as the number one example of how CERN time travel has “changed the Bible”, but is it so? The answer is, of course, no it is not so. Isaiah 11 has always said it will be the “wolf and the lamb” lying down together. The problem is not many Christians spend a whole lot of time actually reading the Bible and memorizing it’s passages. Isaiah rightly said “wolf” and not “lion” because of what the wolf represents, namely the Devil. During the 1,000 Year Reign of Jesus in Jerusalem, Satan will be bound the entire time, right? But his people will continue to dwell with God’s people, side by side. How do we know this? Because the Bible says that as soon as Satan is released from his chains, he immediately is able to raise up an army to come against Jesus Christ in the Battle of Gog and Magog. See for yourself:

“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.” Revelation 20:7-9 (KJV)

Satan’s army is raised up from all the people who just spent 1,000 years under the rule of Jesus. They were the “wolves” lying side by side with God’s “lambs”. Isaiah was right, and a swift application of 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) reveals these “deeper nuggets” of Bible doctrine and prophecy. But people have misquoted the verse from Isaiah 11 because over the years they have listened to too many illustrations, videos and songs using the phrase “lion and the lamb”. Combine that with a lack of Bible study of what God’s word actually says, and there you have it. Revelation 5:5,6 (KJV) tells you all about the real Lion and the Lamb. Jesus is both the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, as well as the Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world. It makes no sense for Isaiah to  have Jesus lying down with Himself. But the wolf with the lamb is Bible prophecy.

Now, we could do what we just did with all the rest of the examples given by the Mandela Effect people to say that the King James Bible has been changed. God’s preserved word has not been changed, neither will it ever be. But there is something that has changed which I think might be the real Mandela Effect.

The amount of time that people are now spending on social media, sharing stories, memes and events from the day has skyrocketed. Slick looking satire sites with fake news, like the Babylon Bee, present satire and phony “news” but in a very convincing manner. On a near daily basis I reach out to friends who have inadvertently shared an fake article thinking it was real. I have watched countless times as a fake story gets shared over hundreds of groups on Facebook, adopted by thousands of people, leading to outrage over the article’s premise but completely fake at the same time. Yet everyone knows that “it’s true” nonetheless. Do you see what’s happening here?

We have become saturated in news, both real and fake, all delivered to us by the pulsing, glowing eye of our monitors, tablets and smart devices. Our eyes and brains are being bombarded by light and sounds and words. The end result being our brains are being rewired, and our sense of reality is changing. But it is not due to the CERN reactor and time travel disrupting the Matrix.

We are doing it to ourselves. Want to see how addicted you’ve really become? Just trying unplugging from everything online, including this website, for a mere 30 days and see how you feel. See if you can even last that long. Maybe you better start off with just a week. How about 72 hours?

Don’t fall for the Devil’s pathetic attempt at getting you to doubt God’s word, preserved in the King James Authorized Version Holy Bible.

That’s the real Mandela Effect.

You can have complete faith and trust in the only version of God’s word to be translated and authorized by the “word of a king.”

“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?” Ecclesiastes 8:4 (KJV)

Source: The ‘Mandela Effect’ Hoax Is The Latest Trick Of The Devil To Steal Your Faith In God’s Preserved Word • Now The End Begins

Rightly Dividing The Pretribulation Rapture And The Mystery Of Iniquity Found In 2 Thessalonians 2 • Now The End Begins

So the context of 2 Thessalonians 2, taken as it is written, is the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church which leads to the Antichrist coming to power. The Berean Bible student, seeing if these “things are so”, will take careful note that nowhere in the chapter so far is there a mention of the Holy Spirit. Not one. So how do people come to the conclusion that the Holy Spirit is “taken out of the way” to reveal Antichrist? This wrong interpretation happens for 2 reasons.
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The context of 2 Thessalonians 2, taken as it is written, is the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church which leads to the Antichrist coming to power.

“And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” 2 Thessalonians 2:6,7 (KJV)

The other day, I saw some postings where people were talking about how the Holy Spirit is now “restraining the appearance of the Antichrist”, and when the Holy Spirit is “taken out of the way”, Antichrist will come upon the world stage. They base their assumptions on verses found in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-9 (KJV). I would like to examine those and other verses in that chapter, and see if we can rightly divide our way to a deeper understanding of those passages.

The apostle Paul was writing to people in Thessalonica who had received letters from people purporting to be Paul, and had told them that they had “missed the rapture” of the Church that is such a central pillar in Paul’s writings. So here in 2 Thessalonians, Paul is writing to assure them that they had, in fact, not missed the rapture, and he proceeds to tell them what some of the things that will signal the Rapture of the Church, and what will immediately follow after that event.

Living in the time of the great falling away is right now

In verse 3, he tells them that there are two things needed before the Rapture of the Church can take place, and they are these:

“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;” 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (KJV)

The “falling away” is a departure of the Church from sound doctrine, and replacing it with “ear tickling” nonsense that appeals to people’s flesh and not to their soul or spirit. Paul would go on to discuss that in more detail in his letter to Timothy:

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)

That period of time began in the mid-19th century with the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc, and is now in full bloom here in 2017 with such heretical junk by false teachers and preachers that sadly make up the main body of professing Christians worldwide. Here is a short list:

If you really want to depress yourself, click this link to read our entire listing of false teachers, preachers and end times deceivers. But depressing as it may be, after reading all our examples you will be 100% convinced that the great “falling away” is well under way. So you can add this one to the “fulfilled/being fulfilled” column from Paul’s list. Now let’s look at the other one, the revealing of the “son of perdition”.

Does the King James Bible reveal the Antichrist to be Judas Iscariot?

In our article entitledDOES THE KING JAMES BIBLE REVEAL THE IDENTITY OF THE ANTICHRIST?“, we make our case for why we think that when the Antichrist shows up, it will be none other than Judas the Betrayer brought back for the end times. If you have not already done so, please click on the link and go read it now. But suffice to say, Paul says that the revealing of the Antichrist is the second thing on the list that must take place for the Rapture of the Church to happen. In one sense, that has already happened because, if you’re a Bible believer, then you already know who the Antichrist is – it’s Judas. But since you can understand something intellectually without it being revealed physically, let’s assume that Paul’s main meaning is that the Antichrist has to physically show up before the Rapture. No problem there. Paul never wrote one, single verse of Scripture in all his writings telling Christians how to live under the rule of Antichrist. Not one. So it’s safe to assume that the Church will see the Antichrist, know him for who he is, and be taken out in the rapture without living under his deceptive and demonic rule.

An excellent example of this is found in recent history, in type, with the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. In our article “7 WAYS THAT ADOLF HITLER WAS A PERFECT TYPE OF THE COMING BIBLICAL ANTICHRIST“, we showed you how Hitler fulfilled many of the Biblical qualifications of the Biblical Antichrist. There were people living in Germany in the late 1920’s who saw Adolf Hitler for the evil man he truly was, knew what was coming, and got out before Hitler actually came to power. In much the same way, this is how the Church will see Antichrist, and we will surely get out before he actually takes over. This, I believe, is what Paul is saying in verse 3 in 2 Thessalonians 2. Let’s move on.

Is the Holy Spirit taken out of the the way?

So the context of 2 Thessalonians 2, taken as it is written, is the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church which leads to the Antichrist coming to power. The Berean Bible student, seeing if these “things are so”, will take careful note that nowhere in the chapter so far is there a mention of the Holy Spirit. Not one. So how do people come to the conclusion that the Holy Spirit is “taken out of the way” to reveal Antichrist? This wrong interpretation happens for 2 reasons.

The first reason being that since most of the 20th century Bible commentators have declared this to be, people have just agreed without researching it for themselves. The second reason for this are the corrupt “new” Bible translations that remove the word “let” and attempt to replace it with “restrain”. This grave error completely changes the meaning of the text.

The word “let” is the key to unlocking this mystery

The word “let” is found exactly 1,511 times in your King James Bible, appearing in exactly 1,219 verses. It is used in all the usual ways you might expect, such as “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”, “And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines,”, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.”, and the list goes on in the both Testaments in exactly how the word “let” is still used in 2017. The word “restrain” is found exactly twice in Job 15:8 and Psalm 76:10, and used exactly the way it is still used today. So accounting for variances in the English language between 1611 and 2017, which as far as these two words go is nil, there is no reason at all why the KJV translators could not have used “restrain” or “restraineth” in place of “let” if what they wanted to show was the act of restraining.

And this is where it gets really interesting. I don’t think they wanted to show the act of “restraining”, so much as they wanted to point you to a much more pointed application of the word “let”.

The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary , the absolute best dictionary to understand English words in light of Scripture, shows a whole lot of meanings for the word “let”, and I would like to point your attention to the first two, and they are as follows:

  1. To permit; to allow; to suffer; to give leave or power by a positive act, or negatively, to withhold restraint; not to prevent. A leaky ship lets water enter into the hold. let is followed by the infinitive without the sign to.
  2. To lease; to grant possession and use for a compensation; as, to let to farm; to let an estate for a year; to let a room to lodgers; often followed by out, as, to let out a farm; but the use of out is unnecessary.

Webster tells us that the first and second applications of the word “let” means to “permit or suffer/allow”, and to “rent or lease”. I was watching a movie on Netflix awhile back and it took place in England. The character was looking to rent an apartment, and stopped when he saw a placard advertising that one was available. How did that sign read, you ask? It simply said “Flat To Let”. “Flat” being the British word for apartment, and “let” being the British word for rent/renting.

At this point in our study, for some of  you, that “cold chill” traveling down your spine is right now resulting in your “light-bulb moment” of clarity. You know exactly where I’m going with this, so let’s go there right now. (for the rest of you who never got past the “is this another Pretribulation Rapture heresy article?”, take a seat, we’ll deal with you later. Or not.)

The body of Antichrist is “let” to the Devil for a short time

Let’s review the whole passage in it’s entirety:

“And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” 2 Thessalonians 2:6-9 (KJV)

Rather than trying to force this passage to say it’s the “Holy Spirit that’s restraining”, which is in no way supported by the context or any verse thus far, I would like to make the bold statement that it says exactly what it means when it uses the word “let” to do so. These verses are showing you how the Devil uses the body of Antichrist, how he “rents” a physical body until the time he no longer needs it.

There are various places in the Bible that prophetically refer to the Antichrist getting killed, then resurrected:

  • “Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.” Zechariah 11:17 (KJV)
  • “Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.” Ezekiel 30:21 (KJV)
  • “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3 (KJV)

When Lucifer became Satan, he raised his ugly fist towards God, and declared that he would “be like the Most High”, with the uttering of his 5 “I Will” statements we see here:

“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” Isaiah 14:13-15 (KJV)

If you’ve made it this far, putting the cherry on top the sundae is no struggle at all.

We understand from the Bible that Satan is the great imitator of God, a cheap copy pretending to be the real thing, right? That’s what Satan declared in Isaiah, that he would be just like the Most High. With that in mind, note the following regarding the end times on how Satan copies God to fool the unsaved:

  • God has a body, Jesus Christ, and Satan has a body, the Antichrist: The Bible tells us that God sent His Son, Jesus, to be the physical representation of God on Earth. The Antichrist sends “his son”, the son of perdition Judas, to be his physical representation on this Earth in the time of Jacob’s trouble.
  • The Antichrist is worshipped as the real thing: For a brief 3.5 year period, the world is fooled into thinking that the Messiah has arrived, and they worship him as such. Only it’s not THE Messiah, it’s the phony messiah, Antichrist.
  • Antichrist killed and rises again: When Jesus came the first time, He had a ministry that lasted approximately 3.5 years, then He was crucified and rose again 3 days after that. The Antichrist will be worshipped for the first half of the time of Jacob’s trouble, 3.5 years, killed, then rise again in all his unholiness as the Devil Himself.

Now do you see why the KJV translators used “let” and not “restrain”? They were showing us a deeper prophetic truth of how Satan will “rent” the body of Judas in order to fool people, and when he, Judas Antichrist, is killed and “taken out of the way”, Satan comes  upon the Earth in full form. So we see it is the body of Antichrist, and not the Holy Spirit, that is taken out of the way, to reveal that “Wicked”, capital W, Satan himself.

In conclusion, the passages dealing with the Antichrist in the time of Jacob’s trouble ends with verse 12, with verse 13 and its paragraph marker denoting a new topic and a new context where we read this:

¶ “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 (KJV)

It is here that, for the first time in the chapter, we finally do see a mention of the Holy Spirit, and it has nothing to do with the Antichrist, Satan or the end times. Paul is simply reminding us to be grateful to God for saving us, and leading us into all truth  by the “sanctification of the Spirit”, the Holy Spirit denoted with a capital “S”.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

When we, as workmen, attend to rightly dividing the Scripture, the fruit of our labors is Bible truth. And now you know why God used “let” and not “restrain” in this chapter.

Amen.

Source: Rightly Dividing The Pretribulation Rapture And The Mystery Of Iniquity Found In 2 Thessalonians 2 • Now The End Begins

The Heresy Of Preterism Compared And Contrasted To Bible Prophecy And Doctrine Rightly Divided • Now The End Begins

Today we shall take a quick peek into the heresy known as Preterism, the idea that all Bible prophecy was fulfilled in the year 70 AD with the fall of Jerusalem at the hands of the Roman emperor Titus. People who ascribe to this nonsense have a very shallow view of the Bible, and put no division between Jews looking for a kingdom and born again Christians in the Church Age.
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To bolster our argument, let’s compare and contrast Matthew 24 with a book written 26 years after the destruction of the Temple, the book of Revelation

“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.” Genesis 49:1 (KJV)

Today we shall take a quick peek into the heresy known as Preterism, the idea that all Bible prophecy was fulfilled in the year 70 AD with the fall of Jerusalem at the hands of the Roman emperor Titus. People who ascribe to this nonsense have a very shallow view of the Bible, and put no division between Jews looking for a kingdom and born again Christians in the Church Age. In short, to be a preterist you must abandon Paul’s command to rightly divide, and instead, lump everything all together. So to get started, let’s go to the main Bible verse that they claim as the platform of their heresy.

“And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” Matthew 24:1,2 (KJV)

In Matthew 24, the chapter which gives us the prophecy of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble (yet future as of this writing), Jesus makes a prophecy that the Temple they were looking at would be utterly destroyed. It was in 70 AD by the Romans. After Jesus says that, His disciples ask Him when His Second Coming would be, and when the end of the world would take place.

So the preterist reads this, and because they are non-dispensational and refuse to rightly divide, they lump everything together and declare that since the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD, that everything else in Matthew 24 was also somehow fulfilled in 70 AD as well. But as we shall see, none of this will align itself with Bible prophecy, and here are our reasons why not.

The Preterist vs. Matthew 24:

  • Matthew 24 prophecies a worldwide conflict between nations: Jesus says that the conflicts coming would be on a global scale. The Temple being destroyed in 70 AD was a highly localized event. “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” Matthew 24:7 (KJV)
  • Matthew 24 says the persecution is global not local: Jesus says that His followers would be hated by “all nations”. By 70 AD, the gospel had not spread very far outside of Asia minor at all. There was persecution during this time period, but it was local not global. “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Matthew 24:9 (KJV)
  • Matthew 24 says the gospel preached to the whole world: Jesus says that the gospel will be preached to all nations in all the world. Again,nothing even close to this took place in 70 AD. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matthew 24:14 (KJV)
  • Matthew 24 says observable weather phenomena: Jesus says that right after the “tribulation of those days”, 70 AD according to the preterist, that the sun, moon and stars go haywire on a global scale. This didn’t happen, either. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” Matthew 24:29 (KJV)
  • Matthew 24 says Jesus has yet to return in the Second Coming: The climax of all this is the spectacular return of Jesus Christ at the Battle of Armageddon, what Matthew 24 calls the “sign of the Son of man”. Guess what? That too is yet future, obviously. “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30 (KJV)

Now we could give you a dozen more of these bullet points showing you that Matthew 24 is yet for future fulfillment, but if 5 won’t convince you you’re probably a preterist. Let’s keep going.

Let’s go back to the beginning of Matthew 24 for a moment, and let’s take away the entire argument that preterism is based on – 70 AD.

Jesus says that the Temple would be destroyed down to the ground and not a stone left on top of each other, and then, all the other stuff happens, right? Well, did Jesus mean the Second Temple or was He referring to the one yet to be built in the time of Jacob’s trouble? Because if He wasn’t then you have to start doing a whole lot of juggling to make the rest of Matthew 24 fit. History does record Titus destroying the Temple in 70 AD, but history does not record any of the other things in Matthew 24. They either didn’t happen, or they haven’t happened yet.

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COULD IT BE THAT JESUS IN MATTHEW 24 WAS PROPHESYING ABOUT THE THIRD TEMPLE?

To bolster our argument, let’s compare and contrast Matthew 24 with a book written 26 years after the destruction of the Temple, the book of Revelation. In chapter 6 of Revelation, John gives us a detailed look at the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble, beginning with the release of Antichrist. But did you also know that the opening of the first 6 Seals in that chapter match EXACTLY with Matthew 24? Take a look:

SEAL #1: THE START OF THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE REVEALS THE FALSE MESSIAH – ANTICHRIST!

In Revelation 6, we see the start of the Tribulation which opens with the appearance of the Antichrist:

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” Revelation 6:1,2 (KJV)

Now look what Jesus says is the first thing to happen in Matthew 24:

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Matthew 24:3-5 (KJV)

Wow, check that out, perfect harmony.


 

SEAL #2: WARS AND RUMORS OF WAR!

“And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” Revelation 6:3,4 (KJV)

Just coincidentally, that’s also what Matthew says happens next:

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24:6 (KJV)


 

SEAL #3: FAMINE AND STARVATION

“And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” Revelation 6:5,6 (KJV)

And that’s what Matthew says happens next as well:

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:7,8 (KJV)


 

SEAL #4: DEATH FOR THE NAME OF JESUS

“And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.” Revelation 6:7,8 (KJV)

Look what Jesus says next in Matthew:

“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Matthew 24:9 (KJV)


 

SEAL# 5: THE SOULS UNDER THE ALTAR

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” Revelation 6:9,10 (KJV)

Matthew stays right even with Revelation:

“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Matthew 24:10-13 (KJV)


 

SEAL #6: EARTHQUAKES AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:12-17 (KJV)

What does Matthew say about that?

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:29,30 (KJV)

Well, will you look at that! What are the prophecies in Matthew 24 doing Revelation which was written 26 years after 70 AD? Simple. John is telling us that all those things in Matthew 24 – including the destruction of the Temple – are yet future. Why do you think that Jesus,in Matthew 24, refers you back to the prophet Daniel? Because He is drawing your attention not to the destruction of the Second Temple, but to the destruction of the Temple in the time of Jacob’s trouble!

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” Matthew 24:15 (KJV)

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27 (KJV)

At this point, the shaky foundation that preterism is built on has just imploded. Their main selling point, the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD, has just been removed. But even it it wasn’t, none of the other prophecies in Matthew or Revelation have come true yet. Not a single one.

If you are a preterist, I dare you to show me to following having already happened:

  • “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.” Revelation 6:14 (KJV)
  • “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:” Revelation 6:16 (KJV)
  • “Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” Revelation 7:3 (KJV)
  • “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” Revelation 8:7 (KJV)
  • “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;” Revelation 8:8 (KJV)
  • “And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.” Revelation 9:3 (KJV)

Obviously, none of these things have happened yet, not a single one. If you are a preterist, you have to do this elaborate tap dance and start making all these prophecies spiritual instead of literal. That’s a great trick of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, they declare prophecies have been fulfilled spiritually instead of literally so they don’t have to produce proof!

For example, if I were to tell you that Jesus returned in 2001 and is now reigning over the Earth spiritually, then I wouldn’t have to show you proof it happened. I could claim anything I like because you can’t see it. but the prophecies in Matthew and Revelation are not spiritual prophecies, they are LITERAL prophecies that have a literal, see-it-with-your-own-eyes fulfillment.

Preterists take prophecies that have a literal fulfillment and then spiritualize them into meaninglessness that cannot be verified from history. Nothing more than the old “shell game” so loved by lazy Laodiceans.

Here we will leave the preterist, in the ashes of 70 AD with their failed system of eschatology, and set our eyes on the soon-to-be future of the blessed hope that jump starts the time of Jacob’s trouble.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

 

Source: The Heresy Of Preterism Compared And Contrasted To Bible Prophecy And Doctrine Rightly Divided • Now The End Begins

The True Identity Of The Ten Virgins From Matthew 25 Revealed And It Just May Shock You • Now The End Begins

Everything about the parable of the Ten Virgins points to a future time where God will again be dealing with His people, the Jews. They are waiting for a King who will bring in a Kingdom. It will have its fulfillment in the time of Jacob’s trouble, where faith + works will be the doctrine of the day. The Two Witnesses and the 144,000 will be preaching from books like Hebrews and James, as well as the “constitution of the kingdom” found in Matthew 5-7 (KJV).
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Everything about the parable of the Ten Virgins points to a future time where God will again be dealing with His people, the Jews. They are waiting for a King who will bring in a Kingdom.

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.” Matthew 25:1-4 (KJV)

The standard lazy Laodicean wrongly divided interpretation of the Ten Virgins is that it represents Christians who are prepared by their good works to meet Jesus at the Second Coming and those who have “no oil”, lacking in good works, and are thus unprepared. This is the position of the a majority of Church pastors in our day. And it misses the mark by a mile and a half.  So let’s take a look and see if we can figure out who these Ten Virgins might be, and what event they are waiting for.

Understanding the kingdoms

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.” Matthew 25:1 (KJV)

Everything you need to know about who these virgins are is contained in the first six words of the very first verse. Here the Holy Spirit is directing your attention to people who are looking for a kingdom on Earth, and not a spiritual kingdom in Heaven. Where else have we seen people waiting for a kingdom? Oh, that’s right, here..

“When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?” Acts 1:6 (KJV)

The non-Christian apostles were looking for a kingdom on Earth as well, and they almost got, too. Had the Jewish people not rejected the preaching of Stephen in Acts 7, Jesus would have returned then and brought in the Kingdom Age. But after they stoned Stephen, the “window in Heaven” closed back up, Jesus sat back down, and it was “hello, Church Age!” just two chapters later when Saul was knocked for a loop.

“And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.” Acts 7:56-58 (KJV)

So we know that the Ten Virgins will have their “moment in the sun” during the time of Jacob’s trouble, after the Rapture of the Church. These Ten Virgins are not Christians and they are not in the Church Age.

One chaste Virgin is not many virgins

Secondly, the Ten Virgins are not Christians because Christians nowhere are represented as “virgins”. The Bride of Christ, the Church, is ONE chaste virgin who will be presented on “that day” to the Lord by the apostle Paul. Right now I can hear people screaming, “it’s not true! how can he say that?!?” But au contraire, snowflakes, it be true.

“For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:2 (KJV)

‘Nuff said…moving on.

Some of the lamps lose their oil

Thankfully, and amazingly, Christians in the Church Age are “sealed unto the day of redemption”, and can never, ever lose their salvation. They can lose rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ, but their salvation and entrance into Heaven is never in doubt once they become born again. But these Ten Virgins in Matthew 25 are not as fortunate. They all started out with full lamps of oil, but a full 50% fell by the wayside and were denied entrance into the marriage when the Bridegroom arrived.

“Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.” Matthew 25:11,12 (KJV)

How can this be? It’s because in the time of Jacob’s trouble, an element of works is connected with their salvation. All Ten Virgins have faith, but half of them “lost their oil”. In plain words, their works failed and then they failed. In Revelation we are told that the people in the time of Jacob’s trouble must keep the commandments for salvation. A Christian does not have to do this.

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:12 (KJV)

Why do you think Jesus tells the people in the Tribulation to “endure to the end”? Because if they don’t endure to the end, they die unsaved. This is never the fate of a born again Christian in the Church Age.

The son of man and the son of God

Another really huge clue is contained in verse 13, where it talks about the “Son of man”.

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 25:13 (KJV)

Nearly every place in the Bible where the term “Son of man” is used, it is either a reference to the nation of Israel or Jesus dealing with the Jews in the Kingdom Age. Never is the term “Son of man” used to refer to Jesus dealing with Christians in the Church Age. To put it another way, the Son of man goes with the kingdom of Heaven, and Son of God goes with the kingdom of God. And not to confuse you, but you will notice the term “Son of God” also used early on in the gospels because until Acts 7, the Jews stood in line to receive both kingdoms. After the stoning of Stephen, the kingdoms were split with the kingdom of Heaven going to the Jews way into the future after the Church Age, and the kingdom of God to the Church.

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (KJV)

The Son of man is He who returns at the Second Coming for the Jews. The Son of God is He who calls His Bride out at the Rapture of the Church! It’s the same Jesus, but represents two different dispensations.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13  (KJV)

Some final thoughts on the Ten Virgins

Everything about the parable of the Ten Virgins points to a future time where God will again be dealing with His people, the Jews. They are waiting for a King who will bring in a Kingdom. It will have its fulfillment in the time of Jacob’s trouble, where faith + works will be the doctrine of the day. The Two Witnesses and the 144,000 will be preaching from books like Hebrews and James, as well as the “constitution of the kingdom” found in Matthew 5-7 (KJV).

These virgins are going to a marriage, but the wedding ceremony has already taken place. They are not the Bride, they are guests and servants. How do we know that? The good Dr. Luke has the answer.

“Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.” Luke 12:35-37 (KJV)

You will take careful note that the people here in Luke 12 have their “lights burning”, as do the virgins in Matthew 25. Not only that, but Luke says when “their lord arrives”, it is after having been at the wedding. Did you catch that? By the time the Ten Virgins meet the Bridegroom, the wedding is all done and they did not attend nor were they even invited.

The parable of the Ten Virgins, rightly divided, is an excellent lesson in dispensations and Bible doctrine. It clearly shows the difference and division between the Kingdom Age and the Church Age. And it clearly shows a Pretribulation Rapture that removes Christians from off the Earth before the time of Jacob’s trouble begins.

Hope it’s a blessing to you.

 

Source: The True Identity Of The Ten Virgins From Matthew 25 Revealed And It Just May Shock You • Now The End Begins

As Their 70th Anniversary Of Being Regathered Approaches, Is The LORD Preparing To Visit Israel? • Now The End Begins

We believe that the blooming of the fig tree officially began when Israel was regathered back in their own land after nearly 2,000 years of dispersion. This was the first formal regathering but it will not be the last. The one that the Bible has in view ultimately is the final regathering of Israel at the end of the time of Jacob’s trouble when Jesus returns to vanquish the Antichrist and his evil hordes at the Battle of Armageddon.
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On May 14, 1948, two minutes after midnight, the nation of Israel was officially regathered according to Bible prophecy. The fig tree of Matthew 24 was blooming after two millennia of dormancy

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

On May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. In an afternoon ceremony at the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Ben-Gurion pronounced the words “We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine, to be called Israel,” prompting applause and tears from the crowd gathered at the museum. Ben-Gurion became Israel’s first premier.

In Matthew 24, a chapter devoted almost exclusively to the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble, Jesus gives a really important time clue. He says that when we would see the “fig tree in bloom”, a reference to the nation of Israel, that that would be the official start of the end times, or last days mentioned throughout Bible prophecy.

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” Matthew 24:32, 33 (KJV)

We believe that the blooming of the fig tree officially began when Israel was regathered back in their own land after nearly 2,000 years of dispersion. This was the first formal regathering but it will not be the last. The one that the Bible has in view ultimately is the final regathering of Israel at the end of the time of Jacob’s trouble when Jesus returns to vanquish the Antichrist and his evil hordes at the Battle of Armageddon.

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THE BIBLE BELIEVERS GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING

When the fig tree bloomed again in 1948, is started a minimum 70 year time period that, when finished, will have included the great falling away of the Church, the end of the Church Age in the Rapture, and the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble. As I write this article on the 23rd day of April, 2017, we are roughly 13 months away from the 70th anniversary of the regathering of Israel. 70 is a very important number in the Bible, and in Bible prophecy in particular.

We have already shown you that it is no coincidence of any kind that Donald Trump was 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old on his first full day in office. Not only that, we also showed you the importance of Trump’s campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and how that could possibly trigger the war mentioned in Psalm 83.

But before we continue, it’s important to remind ourselves first of the following:

  • THE JEWS WERE REGATHERED IN UNBELIEF: At the time, in 1948, newspaper headlines made many references and allusions to Old Testament scriptures about God regathering His chosen people, and for a brief period the people who were fresh off of Hitler’s Holocaust gave the God of Abraham the glory. But it didn’t last long. Today, hospitals in Israel perform late-term third trimester abortions, and Tel Aviv is considered the premier LGBTQP capital of the world, eclipsing that of San Francisco and Greenwich Village in New York City. The Boston Globe calls Tel Aviv “the gayest city on Earth“. Israel celebrates what God destroyed both Sodom and Gomorrah for, let that sink in for a moment.
  • THE JEWS STILL REJECT THEIR MESSIAH: In the book of Romans, Paul weeps over the lost condition of his Jewish brethren, and wishes he could somehow get them to see that Jesus is the promised Messiah of the Scriptures. In Israel today, there is a growing number of Messianic believers, but the overwhelming majority reject the claims of Jesus.
  • THE JEWS WILL FOLLOW THE ANTICHRIST AND BUILD HIM A TEMPLE: In 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, Paul shows us that after the Rapture of the Church, the Antichrist is revealed in what is called the “strong delusion”. Not only that, Jesus in Matthew 24 directs us to Daniel 9:27 (KJV) and shows us the Antichrist sitting in the rebuilt Third Jewish Temple.
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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE COMING THIRD JEWISH TEMPLE WILL SHOCK YOU TO YOUR CORE

All that now leads us to May 14, 2018, the 70th anniversary of regathered Israel:

Please note that this article is in no way setting a date for the Rapture of the Church, or a date for the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble. But it is presented to show you some very real possibilities for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the very near future.

The prophet Jeremiah in chapter 30 and verse 7 makes a reference to something he calls the “time of Jacob’s trouble”, which is the same thing Jesus mentions in Matthew 24 when He talks about the coming time of “great tribulation”.

“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV)

But just one chapter before that, Jeremiah mentions something that immediately preceded that, a visitation from the Lord after 70 years. Historically this is talking about the Jews in Babylonian captivity, but is also a prophecy of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble in the end times.

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

It is interesting to note that in the book of Revelation, Jesus says that in the time of Jacob’s trouble Israel will be like “Sodom and Egypt”. (Remember the Boston Globe article calling Tel Aviv the “gayest city on Earth”?)  They have turned so far away from the LORD that this is how God now views them.

“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Revelation 11:8 (KJV)

But Revelation also directs our attention to spiritual Babylon that has now trapped the Jews just like physical Babylon did in Jeremiah’s day.

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4,5 (KJV)

So I ask you, those of you who are Bible believers and understand that there is much prophecy yet to be fulfilled, is it possible that sometime around the 70th anniversary of the regathering of the nation of Israel, could the LORD be planning to once again visit Israel and His chosen people the Jews?

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WHAT IS THE POINT OF PUTTING THE BODY OF CHRIST INTO THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE?

If so, then wouldn’t that of necessity place the Rapture of the Church before that visit? Yes, it would. The Church has no place in the time of JACOB’S trouble, it is Israel’s final refinement according to the Bible.

“Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” Amos 3:1,2 (KJV)

The 70th anniversary of regathered Israel is 13 months away, and there are only 3 possibilities for what is mentioned in this article. It is possible that 1). some of it could happen, 2). none of it could happen, or 3). all of it could happen.

Are YOU ready for what comes next?

 

Source: As Their 70th Anniversary Of Being Regathered Approaches, Is The LORD Preparing To Visit Israel? • Now The End Begins

Biological Jihad Puts Islam In Position Of Domination As Muslim Births Will Outpace Christian Births In 20 Years • Now The End Begins

 

“Christianity is literally dying in Europe,” said Conrad Hackett, the lead researcher on the study.

“And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” Genesis 16:12 (KJV)

For years, NTEB has been telling you about something known as ‘biological jihad’ that has been waged by Muslims for the past forty years. Simply put, biological jihad is the practice of Muslim women giving birth to as many children as possible in order to change the balance of power in non-Muslim nations they have migrated to. Why would they do this? Because in free Western societies, the group that is in the majority only has to nominate their own political candidates, then vote them into office. Once in office and in power to create and rescind laws, Muslim will easily be able to begin the process of instituting Sharia Law in a variety of Western nations.

Source: Biological Jihad Puts Islam In Position Of Domination As Muslim Births Will Outpace Christian Births In 20 Years • Now The End Begins

Don’t Mess with Abraham – Israel Study Center

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In Gen. 12:3 we read a very famous verse: “And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.” Things seem to be clear, but a very important nuance is lost in translation.

In Hebrew, the verb “to bless” is לְבַרֵךְ  (levarech). This is based on the root B-R-K ב-ר-ך, which is connected to the word “knee,” and implies rendering service to someone (bending the knee). Therefore, one possible meaning of this verse may be: “I will serve those who serve you!” To “serve” implies doing good for someone which will result in a benefit for the recipient.

God promises Abraham that “everyone who curses him” מְקַלֶּלְךָ  (mekalelcha) will be in turn “be cursed” אָאֹר (aor). The strength of this promise, however, is lost in translation. The first word for “curses” – מְקַלֶּלְךָ  (mekalelcha) comes from a root that literally means “to make light of something heavy.” The second word for “curse,” אָאֹר  (aor) actually comes from a completely different root that means something like “to utterly destroy.” Taking these insights from Hebrew into consideration, the translation could be presented as follows: “I will do good to those who do good to you and the one who makes light of you, I will utterly destroy.”

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Source: Don’t Mess with Abraham – Israel Study Center