(Hebrews 5: 9-10) 9….to all who obey Him (Jesus), 10 called by God as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek,
Do not doubt and never let go of the faith in our King and High Priest Jesus.
An explanation using the book of Hebrews (all quotations from the NKJV translation)
In the previous article, we spoke extensively about access to God through Jesus’ sacrifice and the faith of our ancestors in a new homeland.
In the article ‘16. The beginning of birth pains’ we described the first beginning of fear, desperation and chaos foretold by Jesus. Fortunately Christians have been warned about these:
(Daniel 11:33) 33 And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.
The closer coming fulfillment of the 2 witnesses prophecy (Rev. 11: 1-13) will be a worldwide preaching work (Matt. 24:14). After this prophecy ends after 3.5 years (Rev. 11: 3), disciples of Jesus will be severely persecuted (Matthew 24: 9-10).
For the fulfillment of the two witnesses’ prophecy, see: 3. The two witnesses
(Daniel 11: 34-35) 34 Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by intrigue. 35 And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.
These times are also decisive for Christians, because Christians must be cleansed in these last days, like gold and silver are purified on melting. They have to prove to stay faithful.
But faithful Christians need not fear at all. Fellow Christians, who raise stumbling blocks, will, however, be an ordeal for faithful Christians. (Rom. 16: 17-18)
The severe global lockdowns are an attack on the mental health of the population.
‘It’s Super Painful’ – Bill Gates Urges 10-Week Nationwide Lockdown.
It is noteworthy that a wealthy software engineer starting a business with vaccinations and genetically modified seeds provides such sweeping advice.
Infectiologist Prof. dr. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi gives a completely different advice:
‘As Emeritus of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz and longtime director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology, I feel obliged to critically question the far-reaching restrictions on public life that we are currently taking on ourselves in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.’ Open letter from Prof. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi
Unfortunately, the elderly and sick die in numbers, with or without viruses such as flu, nora or corona. Both the elderly and the sick need protective care, but also our personal visit.
The theme of this article is; The money system will change, the running race of the Christian faith to withstand trials and to arm yourself with Christian values.
According to Scripture, the money system as we know it today will disappear
Small and medium companies become in big trouble despite the extreme stimulation packages from central banks. Then it is the turn of the ordinary banks. Many will succumb to the pressure, such as Deutsche Bank with their derivatives trading and will drag along other banks because of common interests:
(Revelation 17: 3, 5) 3…. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns….5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Who is this woman? (See also: 6. Conquering Satan’s world just as Jesus did)
According to our research, this woman or whore stands for financial institutions such as banks, hedge funds, investment companies and other financial parties and stock market investors. This woman has an extraordinary love for the mammon (money or wealth). She has harmed God’s servants with her money and her idolatrous interests and is adulterous to God (YHWH) because of her fornication.
But this whore, the financial institutions, will be destroyed:
(Revelation 18: 8) 8 Therefore her plagues will come in one day–death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
So it will not end well with this whore, who has provided everyone with money through financial tricks, who has squeezed out people financially and has taken away their money again.
The 10 uncrowned kings of the central banks will eventually hate and destroy the underlying financial greedy system:
(Revelation 17:16) 16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
Then the Satanic New World Order will be implemented, with its mark for buying or selling. This means total control for humanity with the false prophet or Antichrist as god and king.
All people will be forced by the foretold false prophet, the Antichrist, to worship an ‘image’ and to accept a common currency:
(Revelation 13: 15-17) 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
For an explanation of the image of the beast, see: 5. Worship of the ‘image’
Buying or selling is only possible if someone is dedicated to ‘the image’ of the current world power, ‘the image’ or the monstrosity (= Satan) that is made alive and even able to speak (Rev. 13:15).
The new money system will most likely be based on blockchain technology.
Blockchain is the new ledger and e-money is the new currency. Blockchain also no longer requires intermediate banks (direct transactions, peer-to-peer). The money transactions are registered by means of the mark, all money transactions are with ‘digital’ money.
How can we as Christians refuse that mark and survive in such a world?
The running race of the Christian faith to withstand trials
Hebrews chapter 12
Paul compares our Christian struggle to a running race, our personal struggle against sins and trials to the example of Christ’s tolerance for sinners:
(Hebrews 12: 1-3) 1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
(1 Corinthians 9:24) 24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
(2 Timothy 2: 5) 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
You may also need forgiveness for yourself, by acknowledging your own mistakes if you are a sinner yourself. And if you confess your mistakes to God, He will also forgive you based on the sacrifice of Jesus:
(Hebrews 12: 5-6) 5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; 6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”
(Revelation 3:19) 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
Anybody who loves God will also be corrected by God.
Christians are urged to do their best to pursue peace in their lives:
(Hebrews 12:14) 14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
(Matthew 5: 9) 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
Give a loving and just example towards your brothers and sisters. Forgive each other:
(Hebrews 12:16) 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
(Colossians 3: 5) 5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Paul then provides a glimpse into the future of the Jewish people in the days of Moses. That Moses in that vision had approached near the (righteous) patriarchs and prophets who were already sitting around the throne of Almighty God and towards the (largely) Hebrew Christian 144,000 saints as firstborns from the dead as kings and priests. And also towards the very large group righteous ones together with our Mediator Jesus.
With this, Paul gives us a glimpse into the New heavenly Jerusalem:
CSB (Hebrews 12: 21-24) 21 And the appearance (for the Jewish people) was so terrifying that Moses said, I am terrified and trembling. 22 Instead, you (Moses on Mount Horeb) have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to myriads of angels in festive gathering, 23 to the assembly of the firstborn whose names have been written in heaven, to God who is the judge of all, to the spirits of righteous people made perfect, 24 to Jesus mediator of a new covenant….
(Exodus 19:16) 16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
(Revelation 11:18) 18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”
One more time, heaven and earth will be renewed, for a ‘new’ heaven and earth:
(Hebrews 12: 26-27) 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
(Isaiah 65:17) 17 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
(2 Peter 3:13) 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
(Revelation 21: 1,5) 1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea….5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Christians are no longer under the law, but have been placed under the grace of God.
Fear of God means awe and reverence for God (YHWH). God will not be fooled:
(Hebrews 12: 28-29) 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Arm yourself with Christian values
Hebrews chapter 13
Always be hospitable, as Abraham and Sarah were (Gen. 18: 2-8):
CSB (Hebrews 13: 2-3) 2 Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it. 3 Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily.
(Matthew 25:43) 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.
Men should love their own wives just as much as themselves, and women should respect their husband (Ephesians 5:33):
(Hebrews 13: 4) 4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
(2 Peter 2:14) 14 having eyes (of the unrighteous) full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children.
Christians should not be greedy or having love of money:
(Hebrews 13: 5) 5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
(Luke 12:15) 15 And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
(2 Timothy 3: 1-2) 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money….
Christians, however, know that real wealth will be built in heaven:
(2 Corinthians 6:10) 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
(Luke 6:20) 20 Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: “Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.
Whoever believes and has awe and reverence for God need not fear people:
(Hebrews 13: 6) 6 So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
(Matthew 10:28) 28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
(Psalm 118: 5-6) 5 I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. 6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
The Spirit expressly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith and turn to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons (1 Tim. 4: 1):
(Hebrews 13: 9) 9 Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them.
(1 Timothy 6: 3-5) 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 useless wrangling’s of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.
(Romans 16:17) 17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
We – as sinners – all have undeservedly received grace through the sacrifice of Jesus.
It is good that the heart is strengthened by grace, Paul writes (Heb. 13: 9):
(Romans 3: 23-24) 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
(John 1:17) 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
(Ephesians 2: 8) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
Yet some, who have received the grace of God, have abused this grace:
(Jude 1: 4) 4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Those of the Jewish priests who served in the temple were not allowed to eat from the annual atoning sacrifice, but Christians may eat from the perfect symbolic atoning sacrifice each year:
(Hebrews 13: 10-11) 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.
(Leviticus 16:27) 27 The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, shall be carried outside the camp. And they shall burn in the fire their skins, their flesh, and their offal.
(Luke 22:19) 19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Jesus was tortured on Mount Calvary outside the city of Jerusalem until death followed.
The Hebrew Christians therefore no longer had a special bond with this city with its temple and carried the sacrifice of Jesus in their hearts, as strangers and foreigners:
(Hebrews 13: 12-14) 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13 Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach. 14 For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
(Revelation 3:12) 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.
Jesus’ death has taken away the recurring sacrifice spoken of in Daniel 9. The ultimate sacrifice, after which no more sacrifice was needed:
(Daniel 9:27) 27 Then he (Jesus) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering….
(Daniel 11:31) 31 And forces shall be mustered by him (the Roman Empire), and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation (a fence with pointed poles).
(Hebrews 10:12, 18) 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God..18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
First, there was an attack on Jerusalem by Cestius Gallius, but he withdrew. Then came the attack by the Roman general Titus in which Jerusalem and its temple were completely destroyed:
(Matthew 23: 37-38) 37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! 38 See! Your house is left to you desolate.
(Matthew 24: 15-16) 15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
(Luke 21:20) 20 But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
When the letter to the Hebrews was written, the warning still applied. Not just for the Christians in Jerusalem, but for the Christians all over Judea.
After Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice in the 1st century, the ‘new’ recurring sacrifice has become ‘the speaking about Jesus words’, about the gospel:
(Hebrews 13: 15-16) 15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. 16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
(Galatians 6:10) 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
In the article 7. Just like Jesus overcome satan’s world. we have spoken about the development of a new temple, which Talmud Jews want to build soon.
The Antichrist, the false prophet, the son of perdition, will attempt to deceive many Christians to false worship or idolatry:
(2 Thess. 2: 3) 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,….
Christians today must, just like the Hebrew Jews in the first century, be vigilant for this. We are privileged because the God of peace raised our King Christ from the dead. Based on Jesus’ shed blood and His sacrifice, Jesus faithful disciples also receive life:
(Hebrews 13: 20-21) 20 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
(John 10:11) 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
Jesus is called the good or great Shepherd in Scripture.
The mentioned false prophet will make every effort to disperse Christians like sheep:
(Matthew 24:22) 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
In the great city of NEOM (see 3. Worship of the ‘image’) the living image of Satan will have to be worshiped and the Christians who do not will be persecuted:
(Revelation 18:24) 24 And in her (the great city – Rev. 18:10) was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”
Are you fully convinced that Jesus is the promised Messiah, our High Priest and Mediator?
For Christians can expect a trial in the last days as in the case of Job:
(Hebrews 13:22) 22 And I appeal to you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words.
(2 Timothy 4: 1-2) 1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
Jesus warned us against deceptive prophets, false prophets who will come to us in sheep’s clothing, but inwardy are ravenous wolves:
(Matthew 7:15) 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
That warning is superlatively true for THE false prophet of the ‘last hour’, the son of perdition, the Antichrist.
Some wealthy international Jewish bankers, who now already manage central banks, are confiscating the entire money system and private property because they want to rule the world economically and politically. It will merge in their world together with the installation of Talmud Judaism.
The Talmud with its traditions including the book Zohar with the mystical tradition.
Possible that some large nations such as Russia and China may be spared from this (Daniel 11: 40-45).
See also: 7. Conquering Satan’s world just as Jesus did. How can we do that?
Some features of the Antichrist of the ‘last hour’:
- He will be a (crypto) Jew, in the line of King David (Psalm 132: 11) (Deut. 18:15)
- He will have very many resources available (compare Rev 13:18 to 1Ki 10:14, 15)
Do not expect a solution from our leaders or from powerful people, trust God (YHWH).
It is now the highest time to arm ourselves for the attack of the Antichrist, to preserve the peace and tranquility in our hearts:
(2 Corinthians 6: 4-7) 4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, 5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; 6 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, 7 by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
Stay loyal and develop strong faith and trust in Heavenly Father and our High Priest. Go pray, it will certainly strengthen and comfort you:
(John 4:23) 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
Christians belong to God’s children, the good seed (Matthew 13: 24-30).
There are still people of good will, find them and receive your reward:
(2 Corinthians 5: 6-9) 6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.
(Hebrews 13:25) 25 Grace be with you all. Amen