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SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 207B

January 19, 2005

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 2


Jeremiah 30:7-9 – 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. [8] For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: [9] But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

I discussed the time of Jacob’s trouble in verse 7, the breaking of his yoke, and the bursting of his bonds, in Part 1.  Following the occurrence of these two events we find the millennial reign of Jesus the Messiah on the throne of his forefather, King David.  There are many references to his coming reign on David’s throne in both the Old and New Testaments.  A few of them are part of this Update.

JEREMIAH 30:9 – But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

Even though their Messiah left their house spiritually desolate when they rejected him, he made them a very genuine promise that he will soon keep.

Matthew 23:38,39 – Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Israel has been without all the things associated with the age of its temple worship for almost two thousand years, but, when their Messiah returns, they will receive him as such, and he will sit upon the throne of David as their only King in his sanctuary in Jerusalem in the midst of them for a thousand years.

Hosea 3:4,5 – For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: [5] Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.

Ezekiel 37:22-28 – And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: [23] Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. [24] And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. [25] And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. [26] Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

The Lord will destroy all the armies of the nations that come against Israel at the battle of Armageddon.  When Israel sees him do this, it will repent of the forefather’s rejection of him as Messiah, and a remnant will return out of the Negev.   Jesus will be their King on the throne of David, as the FIRSTBORN from the dead.  A period of mourning in sackcloth and ashes will accompany the act of repentance for the sin of rejection of their King.

Zechariah 12:9,10 – And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. [10] And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his FIRSTBORN. 

Messiah is the image of the invisible God we have never seen, the FIRSTBORN of every creature, the creator of all things, and the FIRSTBORN brother of all believers, both Jew and Gentile.

Colossians 1:13-16 – Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: [14] In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: [15] Who is the image of the invisible God, the FIRSTBORN of every creature: [16] For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

He was the FIRSTBORN among many brethren, and he came into the world knowing he would be rejected, but also knowing it was the only way God could be just and the justifier of those who would put their faith in him. Romans 3:26 – To declare, I say, at this time, his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

His rejection set the stage for him to one day rule as the King of kings on the throne of his forefather David.

Luke 1:30-33 – Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. [31] And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. [32] He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: [33] And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.   

Romans 8:28,29 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. [29] For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the FIRSTBORN among MANY BRETHREN.

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP, CREATED in CHRIST JESUS unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Hebrews 2:11-13 – For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, [12] Saying, I will declare thy name unto MY BRETHREN, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. [13] And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and THE CHILDREN WHICH GOD HATH GIVEN ME.

Isaiah 9:7 – Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.


 PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 208

January 21, 2005

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 2A


Jeremiah 30:7-9 – 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. [8] For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: [9] But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

The yoke referred to is the yoke placed on them by the devil and his antichrist, by the devil spiritually and by the antichrist, the Assyrian, physically by entrapment in the Negev wilderness.  (See Archive Prophecy Updates 62 to 69)

The yoke the Devil has used most successfully, against both Jew and Gentile, is the self-imposed heavy burden they allow the law to place over their heads, and upon their shoulders, as a yoke they actually think they can carry to be made just before God, rather than admitting it is impossible for them to keep every jot and tittle of it.  They will not acknowledge that the law was given to show men and women how sinful they really are, and how far they fall short of the righteousness of God.  The law was a schoolmaster to teach them that they had to be saved by God’s grace in his promised Messiah, not by their supposed works of righteousness in being able to actually keep every jot and tittle of the law.

Galatians 3:24 – Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 3:10 – As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

They actually believe they can keep the law well enough to satisfy God, who gave it to let them see how far they were from God with their inherited Adamic nature.  They believed their works in the flesh in keeping the law, along with their circumcision, would justify them before God as being the children of God through their father Abraham, and they simply did not want to hear any other teaching –  They would not hear the truth.

John 8:32,33 – And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  [33] They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

They would not come to the realization they were sold under the bondage of sin by the power of control the Devil had over them, they would not admit individually they were each the “chief of sinners, sold under sin,” but Paul was a Jew who did.

Romans 7:14 – For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

They would not admit in midst of their religious fever they were under the bondage of their father, the devil.

John 8:44,45 – Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. [45] And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

Only Jesus can break the devil’s yoke of bondage under which we are born, and set us eternally free from it.

John 8:36 – If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Jeremiah 30:8 – For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

Finally, “in that day,” in the Negev before Messiah’s Second Advent, the nation of Israel will finally believe, and their yoke of bondage will be broken.  They will at last believe and trade their yoke of bondage under the law for the glorious yoke of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 11:28-30 – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. [29] Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [30] For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Finally, they will honor Jesus by coming to him as their Messiah and Savior.  The religious leaders of his day would not, but the Jews in the Negev will before his Second Advent.  Jesus spoke the following words to the religious leaders who would not honor him as the Son of the living God, who their God, his Father, had sent to save them from their sins, and to being in the kingdom.

John 5:39-41 – Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. [40] And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. [41] I receive not honour from men.

Jeremiah 30:8 – For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

The yoke of the three and one-half years of physical bondage entrapment in the Negev will be broken, and Israel will drive out of the Negev north to Hamath, west to the River of Egypt, and east to the Euphrates to take the land grant promised to their father Abraham.

Genesis 15:18 – In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

“The sea” is the Mediterranean and Hamath is the northern border of the land grant.

Ezekiel 47:17 – And the border from the sea shall be Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side.

Kadesh is the southern border, “the river” is the great Euphrates, and the great sea is the Mediterranean.

Ezekiel 47:19 – And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward.

The encircling Negev entrapment bondage yoke of the Assyrian antichrist will be broken, and God will destroy him and all his armies.

Micah 5:5-7 – And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. [6] And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.  (See Archive Prophecy Updates 62 to 69)

Revelation 19:19-21 – And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. [20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. [21] And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

And Israel will dwell safely in Abraham’s land grant for a thousand years.

Micah 5:7 – And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

And the devil and all his demonic hoard of fallen angels will be spiritually confined to the interior of the earth for a thousand years, unable to influence man through his sinful flesh.  He will no longer be able to push down on the yoke of bondage as the master of their flesh and souls for a thousand years.  Israel will serve Messiah.

Revelation 20:1-3 – And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. [2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, [3] And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Jeremiah 30:8,9 – For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: [9] But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

Zechariah 14:8,9,16 – And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. [9] And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one. [16] And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.


SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 209A

January 30, 2005

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 3A


JEREMIAH 30:7,10 – 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.

He came unto his own people, the nation of Israel, but they rejected him, but in spite of their rejection he said he would one day come from afar, from heaven, to save them out of what is called “the time of Jacob’s trouble.” A few of the Jews believed on his name and became sons of God, being born not of man’s flesh and blood, but by the will of God, however, the vast majority of Israelites did not receive him.

John 1:11-13 – He came unto his own, and his own received him not. [12] But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: [13] Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Israel, as a nation, rejected both the promised king and his kingdom. In spite of their rejection he has promised to come again at the end of the tribulation period, and has said they will then receive him and his kingdom, thereby being restored to fellowship with their God through faith in Messiah.

JEREMIAH 30:10 – Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the Lord; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.

Matthew 23:38,39 – Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Israel refused to have him as the King over them and rejected his kingdom. Now the whole world refuses to have him as its king, and has rejected both the King and his kingdom. This time the King will return as the Lion of Judah and, like it or not, he will set his kingdom on this earth, and will rule the earth from Jerusalem as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 3:1,2 – In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, [2] And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 4:12,17 – Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; [17] From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

This is the King and the kingdom Israel rejected, and it is the same King and kingdom that the world at large is rejecting again today.

Daniel 7:13,14 – I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. [14] And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Eventually false peace will come to Israel and, after a brief period of supposed peace, there will be a vicious Jihad from the north by 10 kings of Islamic nations, followed by three and one-half years of tribulation, with Israel being driven into the Negev wilderness. At the end of this time these kings, and the other kings of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Eurasia, and Asia, will gather for a last great battle, the battle of Armageddon. They, along with the 10 kings that initially attacked Israel three and one-half years earlier, will be the ones whose armies are destroyed by Christ at his Second Advent, as described in Daniel 2 and Revelation 19.

Daniel 2:44 – And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

Revelation 19:19-21 – And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. [20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. [21] And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

This is the King of Kings who will slay the remnant of the antichrist’s armies.

Revelation 19:16 – And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

This King of Kings is Jesus, and he is the stone revealed by Daniel following Daniel 2:44.

Daniel 2:45 – Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

This King of Kings is the BRANCH, who is also the stone with seven eyes laid before the high priest, and this King Branch Stone will cleanse the iniquity of the nation of Israel in a single day at his Second Advent.

Zechariah 3:8,9 – Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. [9] For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

Colossians 2:9,10 – For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. [10] And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Zechariah 6:12 – And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord:

Ezekiel 43:4-7 – And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. [5] So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house. [6] And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me. [7] And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile,

Romans 10:13 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 209B

February 2, 2005

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Part 4


JEREMIAH 30:7 – 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.

When the time of Jacob’s trouble, the great tribulation period, has ended, the vast majority of the world’s six billion plus population will have perished.  And if God had allowed the trouble to continue much longer, no flesh would have survived it, but God did promise he would not make a “full end” of Israel as a nation.

Matthew 24:21,22 – For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. [22] And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

JEREMIAH 30:11 – For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

Israel’s punishment began in 70 A.D. and will continue to the end of the great tribulation period.

Luke 21:24 – And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Their punishment and spiritual blindness toward God will continue until the Gentile age period of dominance over Israel ends.

Romans 11:25 – For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Romans 11:32 – For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

Israel’s bruises and wounds have been grievous and incurable since the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., with the greatest atrocity to date being the slaughter of some six million Jews by the Nazi regime. 

JEREMIAH 30:12 – For thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.

Jesus clearly warned them of their fate because they rejected him as the promised Messiah of God.

Matthew 23:37,38 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [38] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

And, indeed, their attempted worship of God through the law has been in vain since their Messiah declared it to be so just before he was arrested to be crucified.  The law is truly a ministration of death to those who do not see the light of Christ’s sacrifice in his fulfilling of it.

II Corinthians 3:7-16 – But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: [8] How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? [9] For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. [10] For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. [11] For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. [12] Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: [13] And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: [14] But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. [15] But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. [16] Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

The vail will be lifted in the Negrv when Israel finally repents and believes their Messiah is Jesus Christ, who will deliver them when comes at his Second Advent.  Matthew 23:38 was fulfilled when Israel delivered their Messiah to be crucified by the Gentiles.  Matthew 23:39 will be fulfilled when Messiah returns to deliver Israel from the Gentiles at his Second Advent.

Matthew 23:38,39 – Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Soon Messiah will come to rule and reign after almost four million Jews have been slaughtered in Israel by the armies of antichrist.  But about two million will survive a 1260 day entrapment in the Negev Wilderness, where they will repent toward God’s Son, and be restored to receive the land grant God promised to Abraham.

Zechariah 13:8,9,16 – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. [9] And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. [16] And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

I am not personally concerned about death or going into this time of Jacob’s trouble, because Jesus pleads my cause.

JEREMIAH 30:13A – There is none to plead thy cause, 

I have a daysman, a referee, an umpire, an intercessor, an advocate, a Savior, the man Christ Jesus, whose arm of spiritual bonding extends between me and God for all eternity. Job cried out for a daysman between himself and God that he might intercede between them, and God sent the daysman in the person of his Son Jesus.

Job 9:32,33 – For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. [33] Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.

Isaiah 59:16 – And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there WAS NO INTERCESSOR: THEREFORE HIS ARM brought SALVATION unto him; AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, it sustained him.

Isaiah 53:1,12 – Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the ARM of the Lord revealed? [12] Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made INTERCESSION for the transgressors.

Hebrews 7:25 – Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing HE EVER LIVETH to make INTERCESSION for them.

JEREMIAH 30:13B – That thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.

Sinful man, with his inherited sinful nature, could not bandage his own self inflicted sinful wounds, for there was no healing agent within him to cure the infection he had caught from Adam.  It was a spiritual wound that could only be healed by a quickening spirit, and God made his only begotten Son in a virgin’s womb so that men might avail themselves of his spiritual balm which, when applied once, would forever heal a man.

I Corinthians 15:45 – And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Only Jesus can heal the open bleeding wound of a sinful nature we inherited from the first man Adam.

Isaiah 53:5 – But HE WAS WOUNDED for our transgresssions, he was BRUISED for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with HIS STRIPES we are HEALED.

The vast majority of Israel did not receive him.  Their carnal eyes remained blinded to the truth, their carnal ears would not receive the truth, and their carnal hearts would not open to the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.  However, a few received sight, a few heard, and a few hearts were changed, and it is the same today as we draw close to the end of the age of the Gentiles.

Matthew 13:15,16 – For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should HEAL them. [16] But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

A carnal eye cannot see it, a carnal ear will not hear it, and a carnal heart cannot understand it.

I Corinthians 2:9-14 – But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. [10] But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. [11] For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. [12] Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. [13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. [14] But the natural man RECEIVETH NOT the things of the Spirit of God: for THEY ARE FOOLISHNESS unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

II Corinthians 4:3-6 – But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: [4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. [5] For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. [6] For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 1:17,18 – For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.   [18] For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish FOOLISHNESS; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.