My New Book – When Jacob Returns

For more than six months, I’ve been researching and writing. I started out just trying to update an eight year old website. But, after a few weeks, it became clear that I needed to do far, far more than that. That’s when a website update became a backbreaking effort to create a book that would put an important piece of the Last Days into its proper place.

Normally, a book like this would not have taken so long, and I certainly wasn’t expecting it to. But, soul-searching and the slaying of preconceived notions is hard and time-consuming. And exhausting.

But, in the end, a book was born:

When Jacob Returns
Putting The Last Days In The Right Perspective. (And yes, WHEN is important!)


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My New Book – When Jacob Returns

This book is in rough draft form. There are grammar and spelling mistakes. There may even be some minor errors in reasoning. I’m also not sure that I want the book to be organized in this way. But, the reason why this book moves from chapter to chapter, is due to my own need to iron out any errors that I had about what God was saying.

Before I could tell YOU what the Bible said, I needed to make sure that I saw the words of God clearly.

Woe unto me, should I lead you down a wrong path. And, I’m here to tell you that I did have some misperceptions and even misconceptions. I was also forced to deal with certain chapters that I had unconsciously avoided dealing with. For instance, Zechariah 14 took a week to unravel and then describe. And, I’m still not sure that I have interpreted Joel 3 correctly.

Over the next few weeks, I will be doing my best to iron out the grammar and spelling, and make sure that my reasoning and logic has been consistent. The good news is that this should take only part of my time.

Lord willing, you will see a Shock Letter and ShockCast towards the end of next week.

In the meantime, read When Jacob Returns. I needed to write it. You need to read it. It’s important. And then, once you have understood the main point, share what you know with others.

The great ignorance about when the Children of Jacob return to God, will one day lead to many of our brethren experiencing needless suffering and death. If there is to be any hope of survival in the dark days ahead, we need to understand what comes next.

It really is a life or death issue.

But, right now I’m exhausted. This has been a hard road, and I need to set the book aside and recoup some of my energy. There is a lot more than just the salvation of Israel to talk about, and you need to hear about that.

Oh, and as a ‘teaser’ for my next article…

…2020 will be a good year.

I don’t get to say such things very often, but I’m glad that I can say it now – and talk about it in more detail next week.

So, let me leave you with the opening paragraphs of When Jacob Returns:

Since you probably know that we are living in the Last Days…

Do you know what comes next?

Are you sure?

A lot of theories make confident claims that such-and-so could be just around the corner. But, the vast majority of these speculations have their foundation in notions that are two centuries old.

Are you willing to bet your life on an assumption, written down in 1811? 1840? The 1850s?

You owe it to yourself to test these theories and see if they are true. And, one of the most important places to start is with the more than 80 chapters in the Bible that talk about the return of the Children of Jacob to God. And, many of those chapters predict catastrophe for the nations of the world, when this great salvation occurs.

The question is…

…do we really know when the salvation of Israel happens?

Our theories won’t protect us when things fall apart. And, there is a massive cataclysm, described in the Bible, that will sweep the world. I describe that cataclysm in my book, Ezekiel’s Fire. That global catastrophe will happen at the time of Jacob’s Return, and you can read about that, here:

Ezekiel’s Fire

However, in that book, I neglected to carefully examine the Biblical clues about the timing of this event. This book fixes that oversight.

If I am right about the severity and deadliness of Ezekiel’s Fire, then the timing of this event should be of consuming interest to all of us. And, I originally made some very clear assumptions about that timing, in the first editions of that book.

How can I know that I was right?

Was I just another writer, spouting baseless theories?

We should be like the noble Jews of Berea (Acts 17:10-11), who searched the Bible to see if the words of Paul were true. This book represents my own attempt to be as noble as these Bereans.

Did I get this right?

I have done my very best to keep an open mind and place the clues in their proper place and order. Sometimes that means eliminating the impossible. At other times, knowing that which is merely probable.

The point is to find the undeniable truth of Jacob’s Return, and where it fits in the order of events of the Last Days. The truth is there, and it can be found, if we look carefully, with sincerity and integrity – and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Many of the theories of the 19th century have already been proven wrong.

Let’s see if we can prove what’s right.

If there really is an unimaginable catastrophe in our future, the truth of that catastrophe is important. As I keep repeating, our theories won’t protect us, if we get it wrong. Most important of all…

…discovering the truth will help us be ready to serve God in the dark days that come.

Nothing is more important than that.

So, join me as we comb through the passages that speak of the return of Jacob to God. I will analyze those that describe the specific moment in time in which that salvation comes and try to find out the truth.

When will Jacob return to God?

What will happen to those of us who ignore the warnings?


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This book is in rough draft form. it needs to be edited for grammar and spelling errors. There are undoubtedly some hidden errors in logic and reasoning, since the writing of this book was a journey of discovery. My mind was changed more than once over several issues that this book addresses, and there may be hidden corners within this book that did not get changed to reflect new understanding. It’s what happens when you write in a ‘stream of consciousness’.

However, while unpolished, this book is vitally important for your understanding of your place in the Last Days. Do not let bits of unpolished text get in the way of what you need to learn.

 – JL


I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3


If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment on the website. Your input is truly welcome.


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