( 1 )- Commentary . . . Many historians believe that all the Biblical references to Edom, which many call Sela, Mt. Hor, Mt. Seir, and Idumea may be safely applied to the Petraen area [ i.e., of the ancient past ].

( 2 )- Certain it is that the progenitor of those original rock cave dwellers was Hori, the grandson of Seir; and that Esau, because of his difficulties with his brother Jacob, migrated to Mt. Seir, and became one of the ancestor of the Edomites.

( 3 )- Early in their history they incurred the displeasure of GOD for their treatment of the poor, wilderness-wondering Hebrew slaves who, under the leadership of Moses, sought freedom in another land. The very moving incident is recorded in { Numbers 20:14-21 }.

( 4 )- For this and subsequent crimes the LORD foretold about the eventual ruin for Edom. King Saul, Israel's first King - battled with the Edomites; David, Israel's Second King - brought them into subjection and Solomon, Israel's third King - added them to his empire. We have this reference to their conquest by King Amaziah of Judah.

( 5 )- Scripture: "He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day, { 2- Kings 14:7 }."

( 6 )- Commentary . . . This took place in "the ninth century B.C.," and up until the time that the Judean Kingdom dissolved, Petra seems to have been more or less in subjection to Judah.

( 7 )- Then out of the desert came the hordes of a strong Bedouin people, The Nabataeans, claiming descent from "Ishmael", who was called "the wild man" . . ., i.e., Ishmael, was the first son of Abraham - from an Egyptian bond woman and servant named Hagar, read { Genesis Ch. 16 }. The Nabataeans, concealing themselves in the rock valley beyond the sig, they made Petra their capital, and from about the second century B.C. through the first century of the Christian era they held the entire world at bay.

( 8 )- Petra became a world mart, a veritable Suez for that entire region, and camel caravans travelled there across the roads between Arabia and Syria. Strabo, Pliny and other historians have described graphically Edom's advanced civilization, which included intricate water systems.

( 9 )- By these there was spring water which was piped into the city of Petra and stored in huge water reservoirs. There were added - paved streets; industries; and great warehouses in which the camel caravan goods were stored for redistribution to points west and north from Edom.

( 10 )- After a terrific struggle, the Romans took over Edom and annexed the country to their Empire in 106 A.D. and it remained a dependency of Rome until Rome's decline. Why did this impregnable fortified city and land fail? Petra was doomed for two reasons. Had not GOD said . . . [ Pride . . .

( 11 )- Scripture: "Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwells in the clefts of the rock, that holds the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, 'I WILL' bring you down from there, says the LORD, { Jeremiah 49:16 }" Read { verses 10-22 }.

( 12 )- Added to this was Petra's own worship of the vile sun god, Dushara, and his mother-consort, Allat, the Arabian goddess. These dreadful deities were worshiped along with the shedding of the blood of living sacrifices, and their worship was accompanied by indescribable licentious practices.

( 13 )- Not until 1812 A.D. when that courageous Swiss adventurer, John Lewis Burckhardt, disguised as a Moslem in an attempt to explore the sacred sites of Islam, came upon Petra by accident, through him the rest of the world found out many things about the rose-red city.

( 14 )- For his safety's sake, Burckhardt was obliged to leave very shortly after his astounding discovery. He gave a meager report which did not excite much comment, until ten years later some publicity was given to it, and other explorers became interested in Petra.

( 15 )- Many a brave men lost their lives in those days trying to uncover Edom's secrets because the Muslims hated anybody who were not Muslim like themselves. However, after World War One, it has been comparatively safe to visit Petra, for many of the Arabs since that time have become friendly and since then have become cooperative.

( 16 )- In my opinion there is no spot on earth that proves more conclusively that what GOD has spoken prophetically, He will fulfill concerning that rocky, Rose-Red City of the dead.

( 17 )- One explorer stated . . . "As I made my way over its rocks and ravines, and gazed with wonder upon those temple-tombs, there was always in the background of my mind the prophecies of GOD's WORD with which I was familiar. ...

( 18 )- I remembered what Daniel had foretold of "the seventieth week" when the fury of Satan through Antichrist would fall upon the Jewish people in the last days. And, I recalled the words of our LORD JESUS CHRIST Himself in His Olivet discourse."

( 19 )- CHRIST's description of the time of "Jacob's trouble" is found in { Matthew 24:15-22; - & - Jeremiah 30:7 }. According to those verses and what they indicate, GOD is to preserve the Jewish Remnant which will believe upon the LORD JESUS CHRIST as their Saviour and MESSIAH during the Great Tribulation Period. Where will the LORD hide them during the last half of the Tribulation Period? Five to Six million people cannot be concealed just anywhere. There are two very significant places in Isaiah in this connection...

( 20 )- Scripture: "Let My outcasts dwell with you, Moab; be you a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceases, the oppressors are consumed out of the land, { Isaiah 16:4 }." [ Moab is in the Southern part of Jordan. ]

( 21 )- { V. 20 } Scripture: "Come, My people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourselves as it were for a little moment [ 31/2 years ], until the indignation [ i.e., the unjust hatred of the Jews - instigated by the Antichrist against them for the last half of that 7 year period . . . of the judgments of GOD ] be overpast.

( 22 )- { V. 21 }: For, 'Behold [ take notice' ], the LORD comes out of His place [ i.e., in Heaven where He had been sitting at the right hand of GOD THE FATHER for the last two thousand years, and returns back to the earth in order ] to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover the slain, { Isaiah 26:20-21 }." [ There is also this striking statement in the book of Daniel which states . . .

( 23 )- { V. 41 }: "Scripture: "He [ The Antichrist ] shall enter also into the glorious land [ of Israel ], and many countries shall be overthrown. but these shall escape out of his hand, even EDOM, and MOAB, and the chief of the children of 'AMMON: [ in JORDAN' because of the fact that the Jewish Remnant will have been dwelling in Edom of Southern Jordan until MESSIAH's return to liberate them and return them back to their own nation of Israel. Therefore GOD WILL protect EDOM at that time ].

( 24 )- { V. 42 }: He [ Antichrist ] shall stretch forth his hand also upon the [ other ] countries: and the land of EGYPT shall not escape. [ You notice that it does not mention the people of Egypt. They, we believe, will have been gone from the land into other nations because of their being judged by GOD, and would not return back for a forty year period. ]: Read { Ezekiel Ch. 29 }.

( 25 )- { V. 43 }: And he [ Antichrist ] shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps, { Daniel 11:41-43 }."

( 26 )- Commentary . . . One of the passages that corroborates these verses is found in { Revelation 12:1, 5 - & - 6 }. The context makes it clear that the woman mentioned in Revelation referred to is the nation of Israel through whom CHRIST THE MESSIAH, according to the flesh, came.

( 27 )- The event described is the great Tribulation Period. The Man Child is JESUS CHRIST. The dragon pursuing the woman is Satan, - and the 1,260 days are of course the last three and a half years of the great Tribulation. Thus, the whole seven 7 years is called "Jacob's [ or Israel's Trouble ], { Jeremiah 30:7 }."

( 28 )- But, please note the reference to the place prepared in the wilderness where the woman Israel is to be nourished. Many other Bible Theologians and teachers also are of the same opinion that this refers to the city of Petra in ancient Edom. This is the only place in the area which answers the Biblical description. And naturally all the rest of the land of Edom will be used as needed by the Israelites at that time!

( 29 )- Surely there is plenty of proof that there is adequate room and shelter there in Edom for a vast multitude. In that coming day - the Remnant of saved Jews will be preservved as miraculously as was Elijah in the days of his distress at the brook Cherith when he was fed by the ravens. And of course that was sanctioned by GOD also.

( 30- )- Scripture: "Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart [ mind and or intellect ], O you that dwells in the clefts of the rock, that holds the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, 'I WILL' bring you down from there, says the LORD, { Jeremiah 49:16 }"

( 31 )- This writer must confess that his heart bleeds even yet for those who, over a half century ago, were hunted down by Hitler's henchman. The wickedness of the German Gestapo and or the German-SS organization before and during World War Two was so dreadful that my mind cannot comprehend to this very day the evil thoughts that was fermented in the hearts of most of the German people at that time.

( 32 )- And also, there was the hatred against the Jews and others because of their brain washing's by their own Government controlled by Hitler. The truth is, many people including this writer - believe that Hitler was a type, of the future Antichrist to come! but, only in a similar way.

( 33 )- I watch the old World War two movies and become saddened at the same time. I in my mind try to put myself in the minds of those dear wonderful creatures of humanity who were running and hiding and, trying to evade those whom were the followers and demon possessed henchman of Hitler. [ Naturally: speaking of other Jew haters that believed like Hitler. ]

( 34 )- The bravery of the underground back then was so outstanding that I cannot believe that I personally would not have had even a tenth of the bravery of those dear heroes who helped, hide, feed, and try to protect those Jewish folks who were evading the antichristian hordes of that evil Nazi regime.

( 35 )- But even though, when we look back to those episodes that took place in the distant past, we cannot help but think of the atrocities that will take place during the Great Tribulation Period when the Antichrist who will be many, - many times more ferocious against the meek of this earth than a dozen Hitlers and Stallions ever could have been.

( 36 )- Everywhere on this earth people will be trying to escape those mad Satan and demon possessed hordes who will be hounding and stalking them. No rest day or night, with little or no food, or cover and hardly any place to hide. In Hitler's time some did escaped his clutches BUT . . .

( 37 )- But during the Tribulation Period to come, Antichrist will have dictatorial power over the whole earth, where will people hide? The Jews will have Edom to hide in with GOD's protection, what about the rest of the people who reject Antichrist's name and mark on their bodies?

( 38 )- No doubt, the whole world will be under martial law, with Drones flying over the entire nations looking for the enemies of the One World Government. When they are found, they will be tortured and beheaded by order of Satan through the dictates of Antichrist. Be sure and Read { Revelation 6:8-11; - & - 20:4 }.

( 39 )- Every one who will have taken the mark and name of the Antichrist, which will be at least over 90 percent of the earths population, will be against them. Who can the escapees turn to for help? Every nation will be controlled by Satan. Every police force, whether it is local or governmental will become followers of Antichrist.

( 40 )- Who can one trust? Where can one go to hide? How can anyone receive medical attention or food? No kinfolk can be completely trusted. One's personal family members who follow the dictates of Antichrist may even turn them in to the authorities. Even these thoughts of the calamites that will prevail in that very near future time can make one dread the future, knowing that many other dreadful prophecies are yet to take place and will follow their fulfillment very quickly.

( 41 )- We hear that even this very day, governmental bodies are placing plastic coffins in our army bases and other internment camps by the hundreds of thousands, and they have been asked why? The answer they receive is that the Government is preparing for plagues and disasters that may take place in the future. But, they have never prepared for disasters before in case such calamities would take place as they are now, therefore, why now?

( 43 )- Today just a step away from that time, men and women are living as if this world is a wonderful place to raise their families, with little or no thought of the ungodly future. People today believe that government and scientific achievement will feed, protect and bring forth the well being of their own personal families and friends but the Bible proves otherwise.

( 44 )- Americans and people of other nations are just now waking up to the fact that the people of the US has elected a Muslim Communist along with his evil followers into the white house. Many can now see that this potentate really despises the Christians and Jews of both our own Country and Israel alike.

( 45 )- It is presently believed that another four years with this evil pack of what they can really call traitors, will bring complete destruction to the US. Any Person with opened eyes can easily see that our country has become a divided nation, and has brought fourth much hatred against each other.

( 46 )- It is now - just like the separation of the nation back during the 1860's Civil War between the North and the South. How horrible it has definitely - presently - and chaotically become for all the world's nations. We wonder . . . "Could it be that the US has given birth to the evil Antichrist that is portrayed in { Revelation Ch. 13 }? Read and thank about your answers!

( 47 )- WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT THE READER GO TO . . . YouTube ... on your computer and write in for the message called ... "We are Preparing for Massive Civil war" . . . we believe that you may learn several things in that article. I mean that is, if the article is still available to read? . . . Don't stop there, but research several other things that are mentioned on YouTube about what is being planned for you by the One World Planners.

( 48 )- Whether all of those things are true or not, we do not know. But we do know - that the time for the Rapture is very near. Times will continue to worsen tremendously until the LORD Calls us home to Heaven. No matter whom are elected in high offices, things will worsen!!!

( 49 )- Evil is being instituted upon this earth in such a rapid alarming speed, that signs will break forth with such tremendous rapidity that the end time prophecies will catch even the most brilliant minded of men asleep to the evil that is even at this very minute with us. And such signs are making themselves known world-wide at the present time. Please open your eyes!

( 50 )- Therefore, the Tribulation Period is only awaiting that dreadful hour to come! End-time signs are appearing constantly in the heavens and over the earth right in front of us, and even many ministers fail to comprehend what is really taking place. [ Please read our message concerning "The Days Of Noah" On our Web page. ]

( 51 )- When we look back to Noah's day before the great Flood, Noah entered into the Ark with his family and "GOD Himself closed the door", and I do believe, from the inside. Noah and his family had a hiding place from the waters of judgment.

 ( 52 )- Much later, the Israelites applied blood to their door facings before they left Egypt - and the destroying angel passed over their houses. They were hidden from all JEHOVAH's anger against Egypt under the blood the LORD had told them to apply to their door posts.

( 53 )- The Jewish Remnant in the Great Tribulation, who will not accept the mark of the Beast, have a hiding place. My friend, with this old world in turmoil, and you may not know what will happen next, do you have a hiding place?

( 54 )- There is only one safe place to hide, not in Petra, which means "rock," where GOD will care for His beloved Remnant of Jews, and feed them as He fed the Hebrews in the wilderness in the distant past.

( 55 )- But you must hide in JESUS CHRIST, THE "ROCK OF AGES!" The hymn-writer put it this way . . . "Rock of ages cleft for me, Let me hide myself in THEE; Let the waters and the blood from Thy riven side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure, Save me from its guilt and power." . . . The apostle Peter in his first Epistle, said . . .

( 56 )- Scripture: "Therefore also it is contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious; and he that believes on Him shall not be confounded, { 1- Peter 2:6 }."

( 57 )- The above { V. 6 } paraphrased below In commentary form . . .

( 58 )- The Scripture states: 'Behold [ take notice' ], I am laying in Zion a [ chosen, honoured, ] elect Chief Cornerstone; and he who believes in Him - [ trusts, adheres to and relies ] on HIM . . . shall [ never ] be [ disappointed or put to shame ]." Read also { Isaiah 28:16 }.


59 )- Commentary: Will you believe on this "Chief Cornerstone": Whom is CHRIST JESUS today? And, This CHRIST JESUS is the MESSIAH of Israel, and the HEAD of the BODY OF CHRIST today. Will you put your trust in Him and become a part of CHRIST's Great BODY of SAINT's?: If you to wish to become a Child of GOD and join His Eternal family, then repeat the following prayer in your own words as it is written . . .


( 60 )- "THE SINNERS PRAYER" . . .


( 61 )- Heavenly FATHER, I know that I'm a lost sinner and that I cannot save myself by good works. I believe that JESUS CHRIST is GOD the SON Who came down from Heaven and took on a human body of flesh which was born of the Virgin Mary. I believe that - that JESUS shed His blood on the Cross of Calvary and died paying the price for my past, present, and future sins with His death so that I can receive salvation because and through His once for all sacrifice. . . .

I believe that after CHRIST'S sacrifice and death, He arose from the tomb after three literal days, and three literal nights. I believe that JESUS ascended into the third Heaven to sit at the right hand of GOD the FATHER. I believe that JESUS will return for me and all other Saints who belong to the BODY OF CHRIST in the Rapture according to His 0wn promise! I am receiving JESUS CHRIST at this very moment as my personal Saviour, my LORD, and as my only blessed hope for salvation.

I know that I have been up to this time a lost sinner and deserved to go to hell. So I beseech you Heavenly FATHER, send your HOLY SPIRIT at this very moment into my Heart and save my soul for JESUS CHRIST sake as has been promised me by Your Holy Word, I ask this in the blessed Name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Thank You LORD for now I am saved by Your wonderful grace. Amen!

( 62 )- This above prayer is a good prayer to say. But naturally a prayer of salvation does not have to be that long. A prayer asking the Heavenly Father to save one's soul by sending the HOLY SPIRIT into his heart is really long enough. But, ask it in "the Name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST!" "And by Faith believe all the Scriptures!"

( 63 )- Scripture: "For GOD so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but will have everlasting life. For GOD sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved, { John 3:16-17 }."

( 64 )- Scripture: "For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of GOD: Not of works, lest any man should boast, { Ephesians 2:8-9 }."

( 65 )- The above { Vs. 8-9 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 66 )- { 8 }: For it is by 'GOD'S free grace [ and by His unmerited favor' ] 'that you are saved [ i.e., delivered from judgment and made partakers of CHRIST'S salvation' ] 'through [ your' ] faith. And this [ salvation ] is not of yourselves - or of your own doing, it came not through your own striving - but it is strictly by the free gift of ALMIGHTY GOD;

( 67 )- { 9 }: [ Not because of your own personal works, and not because of the fulfillment of the old Mosaic law's demands ] lest any man should boast ... [ It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself for it. ]

( 68 )- { V. 9 } Scripture: "But as it has been written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which GOD has prepared for them that love Him.

( 69 )- { V. 10 }: But GOD has revealed them to us by 'His [ HOLY' ] SPIRIT, for the SPIRIT searches all things, yes the deep things of GOD, { 1- Corinthians 2:9-10 }."

( 70 )- The above { Vs. 9-10 } paraphrased below in commentary form ...

( 71 )- { 9 }: "But on the contrary, as the Scripture says, 'what eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and has not entered into the heart of man', [ all that, ] GOD has prepared - made out and keeps ready - for those who love Him [ that is, for those who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying GOD and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed on us? ]. Read { Isaiah 64:4 - & - 65:17. }

( 72 )- { 10 }: Yet to us GOD has unveiled and 'revealed [ uncovered' ] them by and through 'His [ HOLY' ] SPIRIT, for 'the [ HOLY' ] SPIRIT searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of GOD - the Divine counsels 'and things hidden [ far' ] and beyond man's scrutiny."


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