NEWS UPDATE - 9th July 2020

The events taking place on earth give us an idea of the movements of Christ in heaven and the nearness of His return. But there is one specific prophecy which tells us that the ministration of Christ on our behalf in the heavenly sanctuary is about to close. That prophecy is Daniel 11:45. But before we take a look at that, let us see what was reported this week, regarding the plans of President Erdogan of Turkey:

"Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'liberate al-Aqsa mosque' from Israel after 'resurrecting Hagia Sophia' as a mosque on Friday ... Linking the major change at Hagia Sophia to Jerusalem illustrates that Ankara's ambitions are far larger than just reasserting Islamic prayers at the historic mosque and church in Istanbul; it is part of a larger Islamic agenda for the region ... One day, Turkey could even aim its sights at Jerusalem. The speech about Hagia Sophia clearly indicated this is on the agenda in the future." (source)

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Why is it important to know what is taking place on earth? Because we can then know what is taking place in the heavenly courts, as God has given us waymarks to know when the ministration of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary is coming to an end. One of the main waymarks is the Daniel 11:45 prophecy. In this prophecy we are told that the 'King of the North' will "plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain." This points to the Muslims, led by Turkey, going to take control of Jerusalem for the Islamic world. We have a study page showing that the king of the north in Daniel 11:45 is Turkey and the muslims, if you would like to study this more - DANIEL 11:45 - KING OF THE NORTH.

Now take a look at what prophecy says is going to happen when Turkey and the Muslims go to take Jerusalem:

Daniel 11:45-12:1 ...'And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.'

Do you see what happens? When Turkey makes the move to take Jerusalem, probably with the Palestinians and also Iran, we are told that Turkey will 'come to his end.' Meaning that Turkey and those radical Muslims will be destroyed, due to other nations like America coming to the aid of Israel. But look at what Daniel 12:1 says happens at that time. We are told that 'Michael', which is simply another name for Christ ('one who is like God'), will stand up. Meaning, His intercession on behalf of the world will come to an end and the close of human probation will take place.

Which means grace for unrepentant sinners will come to an end!

We are also told of this event in Revelation 15, where the seven angels prepare to pour out the 7 last plagues upon the world. During this time, we are told in Revelation 15:6,8 that 'no man was able to enter the temple.' Meaning the ministration of Christ has come to an end and the pronouncement of 'He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be', (Rev.22:11-12) will be made! And what is the sign that this is about to take place? Turkey and the Muslims going to take Jerusalem from Israel.

Romans 13:11 ...'And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.'

This is the counsel for us now. It certainly is 'high time' for us to wake up out of sleep. Let us not be like the foolish virgins who did not prepare and were left out of the kingdom of God. Let us be wise virgins, making sure our lamps (body and mind) are filled with oil (Holy Spirit). The apostle Paul goes on to say:

Romans 13:11-14 ...'And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.'

Many of God's professed people are still living for the world. Many are still fulfilling worldly desires and living in sin. But what did the Lord counsel us in the parable of the ten virgins? That we need to 'trim our lamps.' What was the purpose of trimming a wick in an old lamp? So that you take off the old material, enabling the lamp to burn brighter. This is a symbol of us needing to cut away the rubbish and sin out of our lives and walking in the Spirit, so that we can shine brightly for the Lord Jesus. And so that we will be able to SEE where we are to go and what we are to do more clearly.

Friends, the signs show us that the close of human probation is soon to come. But do you know who it is going to close FIRST for? God's professed people! That's right. We are told in 1 Peter 4:17 that judgment begins at the house of God. So we MUST be ready at all times. We must not put off surrendering all to Christ any longer, as a day is coming soon when it will be too late. And what a fearful, terrible thing that will be if we have left it too late!

Today is the day of salvation. Do not put it off any longer - SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND