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THE FOOLISHNESS OF THE CROSS?

http://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-foolishness-of-cross.html

By Pastor Mike Taylor

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.

19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe” …......

25 ”Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.” (1st Corinthians 1:18-21, 25-29)

I am sometimes amazed at how people of this world cannot grasp the simple language of the Bible. Jesus said that we must become as little children. But the world uses logic and the finite mind to try and understand the wisdom of God who is infinite in knowledge, and love of mankind.

15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” (Mark 10:15)

You look at a small child and they are so trusting of those who they know loves them. They believe what is told them, even though they may not understand it and follow the commands of their parents...(in most things, as children can be rebellious), but in simple day to day living, when given an explanation of something they may have asked in a one word question “WHY?” they are given the explanation and they believe.

Many people just cannot wrap their finite minds around something so simple, but must be accepted in child like faith. You may not understand it, but you accept it because God has said it, and you believe...but some just can't see the forest for the trees.

For example, we've examined the nuts-and-bolts answers to hard questions like, "Why did Jesus have to die?" and "would a loving God send people to hell?" etc.  But it is good from time to time to revisit the basic gift of salvation.

The people I speak of that can't grasp the concept of mercy and grace, think they must do something to warrant God's mercy and grace...like good works, or following rules, or following their denomination's traditions. In other words, they must earn this gift from God. But can you earn a gift? They just can't understand that salvation is for sinners. Maybe you know some people like this. They get hung up in rules and regulations, traditions that speak of works and doing what their “church” says.

Then another set of people get hung up on keeping the Law of God, but can't seem to understand that you can't keep the law in its entire application of what God expects from each of us. From law keeping, the law is our school master, but it condemns each one of us, as we can't keep the whole of the law.

When Jesus was asked what is the greatest and most important commandment of God, Jesus replied:

“"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:37-40)

Love God and love your neighbor as yourself...simple. But when was the last time you loved everyone you meet and love them as yourself?. The world is full of those who in simple language, “are hard to love”. They can get you fired up and thinking inappropriate thoughts about those who offend you, or thoughts of “getting even”. Admit it...we can't love our neighbor (not all of them) as ourselves, it is humanly impossible...some will try, but each of us fail, because “we're human”. We are prone to failure to live up to even this commandment that encompasses the whole of the law.

It leads directly to the truth that we can't keep God's Law, and thereby cannot have a personal relationship with God the Father, because of our sin. There is a huge gap between a Holy God and sinful mankind that cannot be bridged on our own. That's where Jesus comes into focus, as the bridge to God the Father.

“ I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, No man cometh to the Father but by Me.” (John 14:6)

You see, God the Father, being perfectly Holy in all His ways, cannot allow sin into His presence. No matter what we do, we will never qualify as perfect enough, sinless enough to enter into His presence...So that leaves you, that leaves me as sinners on the other side of this huge gap between us and a Holy God. We are ALL selfish sinners, that is why God had to become ONE of us.

To do that, God emptied Himself of all His glory, entered into this quarantined sin-soaked world, into our atmosphere and took on human form, conquer sin in this world, and thereby defeating sins stranglehold on all of humanity. And then, having qualified as an acceptable Sacrifice, He paid the eternal penalty for sin on our behalf.

12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

13 “(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” (Romans 5:13-19)

The message from the preceeding passage points to that all of mankind was cursed because of Adam's sin...thus scripture said God cursed him because he had allowed sin in his life. :

“"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." (Genesis 3:19)

As a symbol of the coming One who would cover his sin, God made a covering for Adam and Eve out of the skins of an animal.....

22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands,which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” (Hebrews 9:22-26)

Jesus paid the penalty for the sin that Adam allowed to enter into the world, and to every man since Adam, but Jesus was WITHOUT sin. Having been born of the Father in this sin sick world, Jesus lived the life that God expects from each of us, but was unable to do what He demanded, that in Jesus He defeated the penalty of sin that we deserve. This was mercy and grace. Mercy is defined of being forgiven of something we earned, which was death, and grace receiving what we could not earn, but given as a gift. He defeated sin by His death, but because of His resurrection He justified all who believe in Him and what He accomplished.

“For by grace are ye saved, not of works. It is a gift of God, lest any man should boast”. (Ephesians 2:8)

All of mankind has sinned. It is part of our spiritual DNA, from our original parents that no one can escape. Nobody who ever sinned, even once, has defeated sin personally, and all mankind remains under sin's penalty of death.

All mankind is under a curse and without ridding ourselves of the sin we have committed will stand before a righteous judge and be condemned.

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" (Hebrews 9:27)
 

TWO PARTS TO THIS COMING DEATH

 

Death is in two parts. The physical death, and what the Bible calls the 'second death' eternal separation from God in the Lake of Fire.  And so is the judgment of a person's life. Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as a little child in that child-like faith have already been judged at the cross of Christ. Their penalty has already been paid.
14 “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances (penalty) that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:14-15)

But for those who trust in their own good works to save themselves, there will be a second death before the Great White Throne of God Almighty, where they will be judged for ALL their works, either good or bad.

Contrary to some who believe that if they live a good life, and their good works which outweight their bad, will somehow earn them a ticket to heaven will be horrified to learn that they were wrong. But beware if you think such foolishness, as there is no balancing scale with good deeds on one side and bad deeds on the other. Even ONE sin of those standing before God at this judgment will earn them eternal separation from God.
All who have died in this physical life, will taste physical death, should the Lord tarry, but those who stand before God without some form of payment for their sinful nature, will taste spiritual death. This is the second death
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (
Romans 6:23)

THOSE THAT FOUND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

When a sinner accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior, our sin is transferred to our Lord, as the propitiation (substitute) for what we deserve. Jesus blood sacrifice on a Roman cross paid our eternal debt from that moment forward on into eternity. There is NOTHING left to judge us on, except what rewards that we will receive at the Bema Judgment Seat of Christ. It is something that we could never earn no matter what we do, because it is a free gift, freely offered to all men.
By accepting Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf and committing to follow Him we are declared righteous by God on the basis of our faith.
Therefore as new creatures, recreated by the Blood of Christ, wearing His righteousness instead of our own, we are able to come before the throne of God blameless and cleansed, re-establishing our relationship with God. When God the Father will look upon us standing before His throne, He will see nothing but the righteousness of His Son...we are clothed with that righteousness when we confessed our sins, and accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior and the substitute payment for what we did deserve....death, eternal death.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2nd Corinthians 5:17)
No matter what men do, this has nothing to do with religion. Those who promote one religion supreme over another fool themselves that they can somehow do enough righteous acts through their church to qualify somehow to enter into God's Kingdom. Men believe that they have to belong to a certain religion and call it “God's Church” founded by the Lord Jesus Christ. Proper teaching of truth by one's denomination can lead you into the truth found solely in Jesus Christ, but it can do nothing in of itself to justify you, just because you belong to its religion and follow their traditions, no matter how righteous they may seem, it will do nothing for your eternal salvation. But it CAN lead you astray from Jesus as the only payment for that sin.

The apostle Paul made that abundantly clear when he was preaching to the church in Galatia, where a false teaching had crept intho their midst that said that Christians had to be circumcised like Jews, in order to prove they belonged to God. Paul corrected those in error that they were neither Jew or Gentile, but a new creature in Christ.
"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature." (
Galatians 6:15)

A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST

For a lot of people, this is a difficult concept to understand exactly what a “new ?creature” is according to scripture and what it is not. The Bible teaches there are four separate spiritual creations of God.
First God created the angels, which became ministering spirits and flames of fire:
7 ”And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.” …...14“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? “ (Hebrews 1:7, 14)
Angels were created to serve Almighty God and humanity who would become heirs of salvation, even before man was even created. Some call them guardian angels, and they do watch out for us according to the will of God.
Then God created Adam in His image and His likeness. Adam was sinless and designed to live forever as long as he followed the commandments of God..and there was only one...not to eat of one particular tree...sounds simple, doesn't it? At Adams fall, his spiritual state changed as he became separated from God because of his sin and became the father of unregenerate Gentiles. Adam willfully rebelled against God's command. Some say it was out of love for Eve, who was deceived, but Adam was not.
Then there is Abraham, through faith, fathered the first of another new spiritual creation. Isaac was the first spiritual Jew, the father of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. 
Since then, every person is born either a Jew or a Gentile, from the perspective of their spiritual state of existence. For simplicity, we speak of them as Jews, but it is more correct that God separated out a member of the Hebrew race.  The first three sentient, spiritual creations of God, then, are angels, Jews and Gentile, descended from Adam, but in God's Image, with an eternal spirit.  From that point, God dealt with Jew and Gentiles separately. A Jew would always be a Jew in God's eyes, and a Gentile could be a practicing Jew. A Jew could never be a Gentile, but they both were estranged from God apart from Jesus Christ. They were both still in their sins that separated them from their Maker.

At the resurrection of Jesus Christ, God introduced a new Spiritual Creation. All through the Old Testament there are scriptures that prove that man was made in the image of God, but beginning with the New Testament, the image of God makes a very decided shift. Jesus the second Adam, the man from Heaven, (as the Bible calls Him) or as John said “the eternal Word, is in the image of God in the flesh. Not mankind in general.
Now get this, for lack of a better word, Jesus was a prototype. He was a full, functioning form of a NEW  type. This is what I mean by a shift in emphasis of what man is to become. Jesus was the first, the example of becoming the image of God. Jesus was the prototype, the goal of our redemption, our salvation and our glorification. This is the final goal of born again man

“And have put on the new man, who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” (meaning us, man). (Colossians 3:10)

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1st John 3:2)
Jesus introduced a new spiritual creation with His resurrection. Those who trust Jesus are transformed into a totally new spiritual creation, personally indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God, and restored to the fellowship lost by Adam.

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" (Romans 5:12)

"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." (Romans 5:19)

Each of us, meaning forgiven sinners have received an earnest deposit of God's Holy Spirit (earnest meaning deposit) guaranteeing our future glorification.

13 “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14)

Having been MADE righteous and restored to fellowship, Christians are neither Gentile nor Jew. Nor are they angels, either literally or figuratively. The Bible calls them 'saints' -- something entirely unique in the history of the universe.
Either Jew or Gentile, they remain who they are, but a Christian who accepts Jesus Christ is REBORN into a new birth, a new spiritual creation of God.
This points to that the NEW man in not just in the image of God, or just a general picture of God, as man was formed to look like, but specifically to be formed into the image of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He, Jesus, becomes the goal of the redeemed man, unto salvation. Jesus proclaimed this truth to Nicodemus when he came to him by night, seeking truth from Jesus:

3 ”Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:3-8)
Salvation is a permanent transformation from one kind of spiritual creation to a different kind of spiritual creation.  It is the misunderstanding of the new creature that is a stumbling-block to grasping the simple assurances of the Gospel.  
The Bible says to repent (literally, change your mind), realizing your sin will take you to hell, and that there is nothing you can do about it except to trust Jesus' promise that by trusting Him for your salvation as the Lord of your life, you are now a new creation of God. 
It's so simple. So simple, but in fact, that there are millions upon millions who just can't get it. Paul spoke of being "wise in your own conceits" (
Romans 12:16) not the least of which is the belief that our works contribute to our salvation.

"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty." (1st Corinthians 1:27)

If Jesus didn't do it all, then He didn't have to do it at all and He died in vain.

"I do not frustrate the grace of God, for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." (Galatians 2:21)

THE SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE TO SALVATION THROUGH JESUS

16  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:16-19)

That is the simplicity of the Gospel. Jesus is the gift, (God gave His only Begotten Son). It is free for the asking and accepting if by faith the free gift. But notice the verses after 16-17? That is a simple explantion of what will be the result if you choose in your own freewill choice to either accept or reject this free gift. It is a penalty imposed because of  that freewill.....it is condemnation. It is a simple explanation of what man can expect if they reject God's provision for their salvation from being separated from God for all eternity. No one can say that they rejected God's free gift out of ignorance. The Salvation message has been preached to nearly the entire world. It would have to be a backward civilization so removed from modern life, that they never heard the name JESUS, YESHUA..THE SON OF GOD who came into the world to save sinners, like me, like you...

9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (2nd Peter 3:9-10)

There is coming a day when Jesus will come and those not found in Him will be thrown headlong into the coming Tribulation. But that is not what this message is about. Prophecy is usually my main focus, but without Jesus, prophecy means nothing. Prophecy covers what Jesus has done, what He will do, and that He calls each of us by His Holy Spirit. If you have heard that call, don't put it off one day longer, as the window of your salvation could close abruptly, for we are not promised even tomorrow.

2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 6:2)

I am reminded of a song I love that speaks of what Jesus did:

“Living He loved me,

Dying He saved me,

Buried He carried …..my sins far away,

Rising He justified, ….freely forever,

One day He's coming, Oh, Glorious day. Oh, Glorious day.”

Embrace the simplicity of the Gospel and you could be singing that song the next few minutes...

This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying the simplicity of the Gospel finds it's way into your heart and mind. If you need prayer, counseling, or just a friendly, listening ear, email me at realteam1999@sbcglobal.net, . God bless you all,

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Gay Obama, the LGBT Champion

If it quacks, walks & acts like a duck, it is a Duck!!!!

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Lady Gaga Disrespectful To The National Anthem


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Did you hear that the reprobate Lady Gaga song the National Anthem and changed it to say the home of the Gay. It should not surprise us that this damn dingbat did this. She was pretending that she was so damn emotional while speaking about the gay movement. Why would anybody expect anything but this from these Hollywood idiots? Do you think that she believes that it was disrespectful? Hell no because that is the Progressive and Liberals way of thinking. Whatever they do is fantastic I am so damn sick of the Homosexuals playing the damn victim card. It is just has tired as the freaking race card. Everyone has something they must overcome but damn stop telling me how Gays have been oppressed. I think that it was very disrespectful for her to change the song in order for her to promote "Gay Pride". America has become Sodom & Gomorra all over again. We don't talk about real victims in the great USA any longer. No we insist on the manufacture victims.

Why don't we see these Hollywood idiots defending the babies in Mother's Wombs or children who are molested? You will never see these damn perverts standing up for real victims because they are demonically possessed. I don't know why anyone would look up to these freaking idiots.

They Even Use Cartoons To Indoctrinate Children


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Make no mistake about it. There is an all out assault to indoctrinate your children. The president wants to be known as the Chief and Commander who ushered in "Gay Pride". Yes it is official  that June is the most inclusive month of all time. It is LGBT

month and don't you just get all warm tingly when you ponder that.  Now don't you dare judge their lifestyle because then you

will be labeled "homophobic." Why must we continue to pretend that the gay lifestyle is something that needs to be celebrated?  We should literally rip our clothing and fall on the ground and weep when someone comes out of the closet. Who and why in the hell would  any sane society praise this destructive and abnormal lifestyle.

They want you not only to praise it but they want you to endorse it also. I really believe that they will start celebrating child

molesters.  How the mighty has fallen. We have become a perverse society. Don't allow your children to be ruined by the "Gay Mafia."

What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

homosexualityby Matt Slick

The Bible doesn't speak of homosexuality very often; but when it does, it condemns it as sin.  Let's take a look.

Homosexuality is clearly condemned in the Bible.  It undermines the basis of God's created order where God made Adam, a man, and Eve, a woman--not two men, not two women--to carry out his command to fill and subdue the earth (Gen. 1:28). Homosexuality cannot carry out that command. It also undermines the basic family unit of husband and wife, the God-ordained means of procreation.  It is also dangerous to society. (See, Is homosexuality dangerous?)

Unlike other sins, homosexuality has a heavy judgment administered by God Himself upon those who commit it--and support it. This judgment is simple in that those who practice it are given over to their passions--which means that their hearts are allowed to be hardened by their sins.

"For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error." (Rom. 1:26-27).

As a result, they can no longer see the error of what they are doing.  They will not seek forgiveness.  They will die in their sins and face God's holy condemnation.  But, that isn't all.  In addition to the judgment of being given over to their sin, those involved in it also promote it and condemn others who don't approve of their behavior.

" . . . and, although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them." (Rom. 1:32).

So, in their hearty approval of homosexuality they encourage others to be trapped in their sinfulness.  This means they will reject Christ's redemptive work on the cross.  Without Jesus, they will have no forgiveness.  Without forgiveness, they will have no salvation. Without salvation, there is only damnation in eternal hell.  We don't want this for anyone.

Is this politically correct?

No, the Bible's view of homosexuality is not politically correct.  The politically correct view is that there is nothing wrong with two people just loving each other.  Who are we Christians to judge them?  But, who are they to say what is morally right and wrong?  Do they have an objective standard of morals that all people should follow?  No, they don't.  They appeal to things like "society" and "common sense" and "basic rights," etc., to promote their opinion of homosexual normality.  Well, societies have been wrong before (Nazi Germany, anyone?).  What is common sense to one person isn't necessarily common sense to another.  And, basic rights?  Well, we all have basic rights.  But, the homosexuals want special rights.  They want laws passed to protect their sexual behavior. They also want to redefine marriage and require everyone else to accept it! (Will the redefinition stop with homosexual marriage? Don't bet on it. Pedophiles are now asking for rights, too, and they are using the same arguments initially presented by the homosexual movement decades ago). Think about it. The pro-homosexuals want laws passed to protect a behavior, a behavior!   It is, after all, homoSEXuality. I want to know what right do the politically correct, pro-homosexual minority have to impose their values on the majority? What right do they have to condemn Christians, call us names, and be so very intolerant when say their behavior is a sin? They don't have sound arguments, but they do have liberal dogmatism pushed along by the momentum of the compromising media. They are successfully getting homosexuality promoted in schools, TV, and movies as "normal" and healthy.  As a result, their confidence and successes have pumped up their bravado so much that they even oppress those who oppose homosexuality--a fact blatently ignored by the double-standard-liberal-media.  But what are we to expect when dogmatism is king and all opposing views are condemned? The pro-homosexuals want everyone to think like them and approve of their "inborn sexual orientation"--and if you don't?  Well, then you're labeled a bigot!  Yep, they are so tolerant.  That is why they want laws passed to ensure that their behavior of pairing a penis to a penis and a vagina to a vagina is protected as a special legal right even if the majority of people think otherwise!  But hey, it's okay if the minority pushes the majority around, redefines marriage, enforces loosening sexual morays, hides the condemning health statistics of homosexual behavior, and not-so-gently forces a change in society as a whole while they arrogantly yell, "This is normal!"

. . . really?  It is?

But, believe it or not.  We, Christians, aren't judging them.  We are informing them.  God has declared that homosexuality is a sin.  It isn't our preferences we're declaring.  It is God's.  I know.  I know.  Some will say the Bible isn't true, that it is archaic, sexist, homophobic . . . blah, blah, blah.  I've heard it all before.  Kill the messanger and let's all jump into bed together and have our fun. Sorry, I'm not interested in freedom without responsibility and the resulting promiscuity and diseases that accompany the politically correct, sexual freedom of abberant liberal morality.  Instead, I'll follow my Lord who calls all to repentance (Acts 17:30), myself included.

What is the homosexual's hope?

The only hope for the homosexual and all people who break God's laws is to realize that God is holy and he will rightfully judge all who have sinned against him by breaking his law (1 Kings 8:32; Ps. 9:8; 1 John 3:4).  If he did not do this, then he would be approving of wrong doing.  However, God is loving (1 John 4:8) patient (Rom. 2:4), wanting people to repent (Acts 17:30) and come a saving knowledge of him, so they might be redeemed.  What this means is that the sinner must turn to Christ, who is God the Son in flesh (John 1:1, 14; Col. 2:9), who bore our sins in his body on the cross (1 Pet. 2:24), died and rose from the dead (1 Cor. 15:1-4), and made it possible for sinners to be saved from the righteous judgment of God by faith in what Jesus did on our behalf (2 Cor. 5:21) and be forgiven of their sins (Eph. 2:8).  This is done receiving Christ (John 1:12), by believing in him and his sacrifice that is a payment for our sins to God the Father.  Like any sinner, the homosexual needs to repent, receive Christ by faith, and be saved from God's righteous judgment by trusting in Christ and the judgment that fell upon him on the cross.  They need to pray and ask the Lord Jesus to save them.

What should be the Christian's response to the Homosexual?

Just because someone is a homosexual does not mean that we cannot love him (or her) or pray for him (her).  Homosexuality is a sin; and like any other sin, it needs to be dealt with in the only way possible.  It needs to be laid at the cross and forsaken.  Homosexuality is not a special practice that is exempt from God's righteous judgment simply because they claim they are born that way or just want to be free to love or say that it is normal.  People are born with a tendency to lie.  Does that make it okay?  People want to love each other but since when is "love" the determiner of what is right and wrong?  If homosexuality is normal, then why is it practiced by so few?  The great majority of people are heterosexual.  Are they "more" normal?

Please understand that I don't hate homosexuals.  I wouldn't care if my neighbor is gay.  I've had homosexual friends and have loved them the same as I would anyone else.  But, the Bible says homosexuality is a sin, and the solution to the problem of sin (the breaking of God's Law, 1 John 3:4) is found only in Jesus.  He is the Lord, the Savior, the risen King. Jesus is God in flesh (John 1:1. 14), and he died to save sinners.  We are all sinners, and we need salvation (Eph. 2:8-9) that is found in receiving Christ (John 1:12-13).

We, Christians, should pray for the salvation of the homosexual the same as we would for any other person trapped in any other sin.  This is not an issue of arrogance or judgmentalism. We don't want anyone to be lost due to their sin and that includes gays, lesbians, and transgenders.

The homosexual is still made in the image of God--even though he (or she) is in rebellion.  Therefore, we, Christians, should show homosexuals the same dignity as anyone else with whom we come in contact.  Don't injure them.  Don't hate them.  Don't judge them.  Inform them that freedom and forgiveness are found in Jesus.  Let them know that God loves us and died for us, so that we might be delivered from the consequences of our sin.

But, this does not mean that you are to approve of what they do.  Don't compromise your witness for a socially acceptable opinion that is void of rationality, godliness, and biblical truth.  Instead, stand firm in the word that God has revealed and patiently love him/her biblically and pray for their salvation.  Be kind to them.  Be loving.  And, when appropriate, tell them the gospel.

Finally, if you are a homosexual, please understand that I do not hate you, nor do I judge you.  Sin is sin, and the forgiveness of our sins is found in Christ.

 

Apostasy in the church and false doctrines of men

 

By Don Koenig

Conclusion on apostasy in the Church

The scripture says that there will be a great falling away from the true faith in the last days. It says men will not endure sound doctrine but will have itching ears and will heap to themselves teachers that will fulfill their own lusts. We are in those days where many in the church are following doctrines of men rather than the Bible. There are about two billion people who identify with Christianity on the earth today but how many are truly the bride of Christ? Jesus asked, when He returns will He find faith on the earth? The answer for most of the world is no. For those who identify with Christianity it is yes and no. Many calling themselves Christians today have only empty religion and not real faith in the Savior.

My best guess is a tithe (ten percent) of those who identify with Christianity are actually born of the Spirit and will go at the time of the rapture (It could be more -- only God knows). If my guess is correct the ninety percent of psudeo Christians that stay will hardly miss them. Those that stay will remain in the apostate harlot church (Rev 17) and experience the great tribulation where they will have a choice to follow Jesus and lose their lives or follow Satan and lose their soul.

 

The Book of Revelation—Unlocked! (Part 1)

The word Revelation means "an uncovering, unveiling, a disclosure of truth." No human interpretation can reveal its meaning. But Jesus Christ can—and has—unlocked it!

The Book of Revelation Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

The Book of Revelation—Unlocked! (Part 1) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjI07...

Revelation 1-6 — Thru the 4 Horsemen (Part 2) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JswnE...

Revelation 6-7 — Seals 5 and 6 Unlocked (Part 3) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho8xN...

Revelation 7-11 — Plagues and Woes (Part 4) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDlfM...

Revelation 11-17 — 2 Churches, God's Wrath and Armageddon (Part 5) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x95I2...

Revelation 17-22 — Great False Church & God's Final Plan (Part 6) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch__O...

The Beast of Revelation Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

The Horsemen of Revelation Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

The Mid-East in Prophecy Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Israel in Prophecy Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Bible Prophecy Playlist:
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Summary of the Book of Revelation

This summary of the book of Revelation provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Revelation.

Author

Four times the author identifies himself as John (1:1,4,9; 22:8). From as early as Justin Martyr in the second century a.d. it has been held that this John was the apostle, the son of Zebedee (see Mt 10:2). The book itself reveals that the author was a Jew, well versed in Scripture, a church leader who was well known to the seven churches of Asia Minor, and a deeply religious person fully convinced that the Christian faith would soon triumph over the demonic forces at work in the world.

In the third century, however, an African bishop named Dionysius compared the language, style and thought of the Apocalypse (Revelation) with that of the other writings of John and decided that the book could not have been written by the apostle John. He suggested that the author was a certain John the Presbyter, whose name appears elsewhere in ancient writings. Although many today follow Dionysius in his view of authorship, the external evidence seems overwhelmingly supportive of the traditional view.

Date

Revelation was written when Christians were entering a time of persecution. The two periods most often mentioned are the latter part of Nero's reign (a.d. 54-68) and the latter part of Domitian's reign (81-96). Most interpreters date the book c. 95. (A few suggest a date during the reign of Vespasian: 69-79.)

Occasion

Since Roman authorities at this time were beginning to enforce emperor worship, Christians -- who held that Christ, not Caesar, was Lord -- were facing increasing hostility. The believers at Smyrna are warned against coming opposition (2:10), and the church at Philadelphia is told of an hour of trial coming on the world (3:10). Antipas has already given his life (2:13) along with others (6:9). John has been exiled to the island of Patmos (probably the site of a Roman penal colony) for his activities as a Christian missionary (1:9). Some within the church are advocating a policy of compromise (2:14-15,20), which has to be corrected before its subtle influence can undermine the determination of believers to stand fast in the perilous days that lie ahead.

Purpose

John writes to encourage the faithful to resist staunchly the demands of emperor worship. He informs his readers that the final showdown between God and Satan is imminent. Satan will increase his persecution of believers, but they must stand fast, even to death. They are sealed against any spiritual harm and will soon be vindicated when Christ returns, when the wicked are forever destroyed, and when God's people enter an eternity of glory and blessedness.

Literary Form

For an adequate understanding of Revelation, the reader must recognize that it is a distinct kind of literature. Revelation is apocalyptic, a kind of writing that is highly symbolic. Although its visions often seem bizarre to the Western reader, fortunately the book provides a number of clues for its own interpretation (e.g., stars are angels, lampstands are churches, 1:20; "the great prostitute," 17:1, is "Babylon" [Rome?], 17:5,18; and the heavenly Jerusalem is the wife of the Lamb, 21:9-10).

Distinctive Feature

A distinctive feature is the frequent use of the number seven (52 times). There are seven beatitudes (see note on 1:3), seven churches (1:4,11), seven spirits (1:4), seven golden lampstands (1:12), seven stars (1:16), seven seals (5:1), seven horns and seven eyes (5:6), seven trumpets (8:2), seven thunders (10:3), seven signs (12:1,3; 13:13-14; 15:1; 16:14; 19:20), seven crowns (12:3), seven plagues (15:6), seven golden bowls (15:7), seven hills (17:9) and seven kings (17:10), as well as other sevens. Symbolically, the number seven stands for completeness.

Interpretation

Interpreters of Revelation normally fall into four groups:

1.   Preterists understand the book exclusively in terms of its first-century setting, claiming that most of its events have already taken place.

2.   Historicists take it as describing the long chain of events from Patmos to the end of history.

3.   Futurists place the book primarily in the end times.

4.   Idealists view it as symbolic pictures of such timeless truths as the victory of good over evil.

Fortunately, the fundamental truths of Revelation do not depend on adopting a particular point of view. They are available to anyone who will read the book for its overall message and resist the temptation to become overly enamored with the details.

Outline

I.     Introduction (1:1-8)

A.  Prologue (1:1-3)

B.  Greetings and Doxology (1:4-8)

   II.  Jesus among the Seven hurches (1:9-20)

  III.  The Letters to the Seven Churches (chs. 2 - 3)

 .  Ephesus (2:1-7)

A. Smyrna (2:8-11)

B. Pergamum (2:12-17)

C. Thyatira (2:18-29)

D.  Sardis (3:1-6)

E. Philadelphia (3:7-13)

F. Laodicea (3:14-22)

IV. The Throne, the Scroll and the Lamb   chs. 4-5)

 .  The Throne in Heaven (ch. 4)

A. The Seven-Sealed Scroll (5:1-5)

B.  The Lamb Slain (5:6-14)

                                                        V. The Seven Seals (6:1;8:1)

 .   First Seal: The White Horse (6:1-2)

A. Second Seal: The Red Horse (6:3-4)

B. Third Seal: The Black Horse (6:5-6)

C. Fourth Seal: The Pale Horse (6:7-8)

  D. Fifth Seal: The Souls under the Altar (6:9-11)

E. Sixth Seal: The Great Earthquake (6:12-17)

F. The Sealing of the 144,000 (7:1-8)

G.The Great Multitude (7:9-17)

H. Seventh Seal: Silence in Heaven (8:1)

                                                   VI.  The Seven Trumpets (8:2;11:19)

 .   Introduction (8:2-5)

A. First Trumpet: Hail and Fire Mixed with Blood (8:6-7)

B. Second Trumpet: A Mountain Thrown into the Sea (8:8-9)

C. Third Trumpet: The Star Wormwood (8:10-11)

D. Fourth Trumpet: A Third of the Sun, Moon and Stars Struck (8:12-13)

E. Fifth Trumpet: The Plague of Locusts (9:1-12)

F. Sixth Trumpet: Release of the Four Angels (9:13-21)

G. The Angel and the Little Scroll (ch. 10)

H. The Two Witnesses (11:1-14)

I.   Seventh Trumpet: Judgments and Rewards (11:15-19)

VII.  Various Personages and Events (chs. 12-14)

 .  The Woman and the Dragon (ch. 12)

A. The Two Beasts (ch. 13)

B. The Lamb and the 144,000 (14:1-5)

C.  The Harvest of the Earth (14:6-20)

   VIII.  The Seven Bowls (chs. 15-16)

 .  Introduction: The Song of Moses and the Seven Angels with the Seven Plagues (ch. 15)

A. First Bowl: Ugly and Painful Sores (16:1-2)

B. Second Bowl: Sea Turns to Blood (16:3)

C. Third Bowl: Rivers and Springs of Water Become Blood (16:4-7)

D. Fourth Bowl: Sun Scorches People with Fire (16:8-9)

E. Fifth Bowl: Darkness (16:10-11)

F. Sixth Bowl: Euphrates River Dries Up (16:12-16)

G. Seventh Bowl: Tremendous Earthquake (16:17-21)

IX.  Babylon: The Great Prostitute (17:1;19:5)

 .   Babylon Described (ch. 17)

A. The Fall of Babylon (ch. 18)

B.  Praise for Babylon's Fall (19:1-5)

X.   Praise for the Wedding of the Lamb (19:6-10)

XI.  The Return of Christ (19:11-21)

XII. The Thousand Years (20:1-6)

XIII. Satan's Doom (20:7-10)

XIV. Great White Throne Judgment (20:11-15)

XV.  New Heaven, New Earth, New Jerusalem (21:1;22:5)

XVI. Conclusion and Benediction (22:6-21)

 

WHO IS THE ANTICHRIST? WE FINALLY KNOW HIS NAME!!! (NOT OBAMA) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=medWuVAya44#t=271

THE ANTICHRIST IS A CREATURE ON THE INSIDE, BUT LOOKS LIKE A MAN ON THE OUTSIDE. AT THIS POINT WHEN THE VIDEO WAS MADE....WE DIDN'T YET KNOW WHO HE WOULD APPEAR TO BE ON THE OUTSIDE. NOW WE KNOW BOTH HIS SPIRITUAL NAME, AND HIS WORLD NAME. HE IS POPE FRANCIS.....PETRUS ROMANUS.

Reply by Toula on September 6, 2015 at 10:42 am

To day I recieved the following email. Then I read yours.   This is not a coincidence, I know God is sending a message to the world.  Please read the following.....

 I could not find any information to dispute this.

A Fourth Reich Roman Empire Revival Fit for a Beast and a Gog Reunion

http://www.thepropheticyears.com/wordpress/a-fourth-reich-roman-empire-revival-fit-for-a-beast-and-a-gog-reunion.html

We may be seeing the start of the Revived Roman Empire taking place before our very eyes. The turmoil in North Africa, Syria, and elsewhere may bring it about. I know many people thought the present EU is the revived Roman Empire but the present EU really does not fit the spatial reality of the Old Roman Empire nor does it have its mothers violent nature.

Here is a map that shows the  extent of the Old Roman Empire. Where there are dates on this map those regions were not part of the Roman Empire at the time of Jesus.

If the Jews had accepted Jesus the Roman Empire would have been destroyed by God and the Roman Empire might never have grown to include the regions that are dated. Of course God is not blind sighted. He knew the future. Even so, the revived Roman Empire does not have to include the areas that were added after Jesus lived on earth. Nevertheless, I assume the revived Roman Empire will include the furthest extent of the Old Roman Empire.

I am not saying that the revived Roman Empire has to be exactly on the borders of the Old Roman Empire but I think it does generally fall in the same area of the Old Roman Empire. There would be little point in believing in Bible prophecy about a revival of the Roman Empire that then turns into the Beast if nothing looking like the revival of the old Roman Empire comes in existence. If The Roman Empire is the 7th world empire before the Beast than she should look much like her old Roman mother and also have the same nature of her mean old Roman mother.

What you should notice about the Old Roman Empire from this map is that it included North Africa, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and nations SW of Russia and Western Europe. Most of Eastern nations of the EU were not in the old Roman Empire and that would include the Nordic countries and much of Great Britain.

As far out as it might sound, these Eastern European nations might again align with Russia because the tribe of Gomer that comes with Gog in the Ezekiel 38 war probably settled in parts of Eastern Europe. This map is one reason why many Bible prophecy teachers thought the Old Soviet Union was about to fulfill the Gog war in the 1980’s. The Western borders of the old Soviet Union are very near the Eastern borders of the Old Roman Empire. I think before the Gog war can happen there once again will be a realignment of nations allied to Russia. The Bible prophecy teachers had it right about who would come with Russia but God delayed the time-clock by a few decades by collapsing the Soviet Union.

The turmoil in the area of the Old Roman Empire is not going away anytime soon. Algeria looks like it will be next to go into civil war, Libya is now in civil war and that is not likely to change. There is turmoil in Tunisia and there will be further civil uprisings in Egypt between the secularists controlling the military and the Muslim brotherhood.

Syria is controlled by a 15 percent minority supported dictator named Bashar al-Assad. He has resorted to mass killings of Syrians that oppose him just like his evil father did. Bashar al-Assad has even resorted to bringing in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to kill those in his own army that will not fire on the Syrian people. The situation in Syria is really going to get ugly and it would not surprise me if Bashar al-Assad would start a war with Israel as a diversion rather than lose control of Syria.

Turkey is heading for trouble with its Islamist and anti Israel political turn, and many of the nations in South Europe are now economic basket cases. Everyday more and more Germans, Austrians, French and others are turning to the Far Right for the solution. They have had it with the liberal elite and their failed social experiments. The Muslim immigrants are not assimilating, they are not productive citizens and they bite the hand that feeds them. Civil insurrections even civil war between Muslim immigrants and native Europeans becomes inevitable.

European nations now enforcing the no fly zone in Libya will soon have boots on the ground in North Africa and this is all going to get out of hand and the US is not going to be in any position to bail Europe out. So Europe will increasingly polarize and militarize until civil war and foreign wars in Europe and North Africa become their worst nightmare. I think the rise of the Fourth Reich is already beginning in Austria and Germany in opposition to the multicultural idealist socialist elite that brought all this upon the European natives.

I guess Israel will handle Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and anyone else that gives them trouble. Greece and Turkey will once again go to war with each other. I think the end results of all this might very much look like this map. The whole region of the Old Roman Empire will be taken over by the Fourth Reich.

So it looks to me like this whole region is about to blow up. Probably the only thing holding things together is Germany and the US but the US is overextended and has its own dire economic problems and Germany is fed up with the PIIGS of Europe that continue to live beyond their means and expect others to clean out their pen. Therefore, I can see the Germanic people rising again with a Fourth Reich. (Will history record the fourth Reich as from 2014-2030)?

Will the Beast that comes out of this revived Roman Empire and that then goes worldwide have the same nature as Old Rome and also have some of the attributes of the more modern Nazi fascists that tried to put the Roman Empire back together again in the 1940’s? I would not be surprised. I expect that one extreme will be put down by another extreme like always. That is just the history of Europe and our fallen human nature. Then take Holy Spirit led Christians out of the equation in the Rapture and what do you think the Beast government will be like?

There will be a least four catalysts for the Fourth Reich Roman Empire revival that will become fit for a Beast  The wars in North Africa will be one catalyst. The economic problems will be a second catalyst. The wars against Israel and a Sunni Shia war will be the third catalyst. And the Muslim uprisings in Europe and the backlash by the natives will be the fourth catalyst that will bring about the Far Right movement that will end with the authoritarian Beast of Revelation and his occult False prophet.

 

 Don Koenig is the founder of ThePropheticYears website. He has been publishing articles on the Internet on Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and Christian worldviews since 1999. You can find well over a thousand articles and thousands of comments written by Don from the homepage of this website.


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Is Jesuit Pope Francis the Antichrist or the False Prophet?

http://www.thepropheticyears.com/wordpress/is-jesuit-pope-frances-the-antichrist-or-the-false-prophet.html

This Blog deals with world and church trends and Bible prophecy so I would be remiss if I did not write something about the first Jesuit Pope ever to take the throne. Pope Francis now rules over half of what is called Christendom with its 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. This Pope will also have great influence with other world religious leaders and world governments.

I recently have already written on the supposed prophecy attributed to St. Malachy. The prophecy says that Peter the Roman will be the last Pope before Rome is destroyed and judgment comes on the world. This present Pope is the 112th Pope and last Pope on the Malachy list. I will not be rehashing that story here except to briefly mention that some have already found reasons to believe that Pope Francis fits the description of Peter the Roman.

The new Pope is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. He is a son of Italian parents so some think that qualifies him as being a Roman. This Pope took on the name Francis after St. Francis of Assisi who some say was once named Francesco di Pietro (Peter) di Bernardone. They see some significance in that. I do not. What the last Pope proponents see as more significant is that Pope Francis is a theological conservative Jesuit. They say that means that he will try to establish a one world religion under his own authority. For people to understand the implications I will get into some of what the Jesuits are about.

What I will be saying about the Jesuits is not a scholarly study on the Jesuit order, if you want scholarly research on the Jesuit order you can find plenty of material for that study on the Internet along with probable misinformation. For example, Brannon Howse is now offering a $19.95 four hour CD on the Jesuits (as of this writing it is free to those that are members of his situation room). Understanding the Times also has a good free article named The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical Protestant Church.

There are countless articles written on the Jesuits but to separate fact from fiction takes real scholarship. I do not have a clue if they actually say the gruesome oaths that have been attributed to them and that are all over the Internet. There are also articles debunking these oaths. So who really knows about what goes on in highly secretive societies?

I think it is safe to say that only the very brightest priests are allowed into the Jesuit order and the primary mission of Jesuits is to counter the protestant reformation and bring the whole world under the Pope’s authority and establish a world church on earth.

The Jesuits have been working toward that end since the mid 1500’s. Jesuits do take oaths of obedience to the Pope and they take oaths to oppose those that are opposing the Roman Church agenda. They intend to bring about a counter-reformation through any means necessary. They very much are the secret police of the Pope and have taken oaths to follow any orders from the Pope without question. The brightest of them even act as secret undercover agents. You likely will never find out that some very high up figures in government, science, religion, corporations and economics have sworn allegiance to the Jesuit order and its agenda.

The Jesuits have a vast network of teaching centers all over the world. They also infiltrate Protestant higher education institutions in order to subvert Protestant beliefs. You name an intellectual movement in mainline seminaries that turned Protestant pastors into liberals and the Jesuits were probably behind it.

The Jesuits were behind the Higher Criticism agenda used to get students to doubt the infallibility of the written word. The Jesuits talked about establishing social justice before Karl Marx even picked up on it. They played a role in Liberation Theology. They founded heretical Preterist Theology. The Jesuits probably even started Masonry and the New Age movement and have played a role in the mysticism within Eastern religions. The Jesuits run a number of observatories and will probably be the first to announce some extraterrestrial contact for some future deception. Jesuits are much of the mystery in Mystery Babylon.

Today, the Jesuits are having great influence in once Evangelical theological seminaries and Bible colleges thanks to the influence they had on Peter Drucker, Richard Foster, C. Peter Wagner and many others. Many of the top leaders in the evangelical movement are now dismissing doctrine and promoting mysticism implanted by Jesuits. That is why spiritual formation techniques with contemplative prayer is now the rage among the New Evangelicals.

The end agenda of the Jesuits is to have a one world ecumenical system that is under the control of the Pope. There is good reason to believe that the Jesuits are behind globalist organizations and ideologies. Those that think world events are being orchestrated by a Masonic conspiracy probably should be looking a layer deeper for the Jesuit connection.

With that background given, let me get back to Pope Francis. As a Jesuit, this Pope is not about to modernize his church to conform to the world or to compromise with real Bible believers. If anything, under his leadership, the Catholic Church will become more mystical and will harp on a gospel of social justice and ecumenical dominionism led by the Vatican.

Pope Francis has already appealed and prayed to Mary since he was elected. He soon could officially make her Co-Redemptrix. That means that she is playing an on-going roll with Jesus to bring about the salvation of the world. That heretical doctrine from this Pope would be appropriate infallible Bull for deception (pun intended).

In any case, I have no doubt that Mary apparitions are going to play an increasing role to help sway people toward their ecumenical end. Expect to hear much more about mystical experiences all over the world and expect to hear messages that have a humanistic gospel of social justice and good works in all messages coming from this church or related demonic apparitions. The social justice theme will play into the United Nations socialist agenda and that plays into the Jesuit agenda of a world theocracy under the Pope.

Rick Warren announced to his followers that he was thrilled with the announcement of his new Jesuit Papa, and why not? With Warren being a member of the CFR and on the board of directors of Tony Blair’s interfaith foundation they are working toward the same ecumenical and globalist end. Many Baptists and other Evangelicals need to take their blinders off about Rick Warren and the Creekers should do likewise with Bill Hybells. Both are highly influenced by Jesuits.

Since the reformation and until more recent Dispensation Theology, most Protestants historically believed that the Pope was the Antichrist. They really had good reason to believe this. The message coming out of the Vatican pays lip service to Christ but their overall message is antichrist. The Roman Church does not believe salvation comes through grace through faith in what Jesus did alone on the cross to pay for all sin.

They add that salvation can only be achieved through obedience to their church and salvation is only possible for those dying without mortal sin. That means that Christians have to stay obedient to the Vatican and stay out of mortal sin or confessed up to a Roman Catholic priest for any chance to escape Hell.

The Catholic Church has decreed many anathemas against Protestants unless they return to being under the authority of the Pope. These damnations can not be rescinded because Popes are infallible. So don’t let people tell you that Roman Catholicism is just another Christian denomination that Christians should unify with so that we can all be one.

Their gospel of works and submission to their Pope will only lead people to Hell. They teach there is no salvation for anyone outside of Roman Catholicism. So don’t think the Roman Church looks at you like brethren. All they want is to put your soul in bondage to their church. Misery loves company.

It really is crazy because most Catholics are living in mortal sin according to their own church doctrine. Those that die in mortal sin go to Hell according to their own doctrine. Therefore, Catholics know that their sins will send them to Hell but they do not care enough to obey their church doctrine. Yet, they still want to identify with Roman Catholicism even through they know they will be going to Hell because they do not obey their infallible decrees?? Who knows, they may get lucky and die in front of a priest and get their mortal sins absolved. Such is the eternal hope of Catholics that actually know Roman Catholic doctrine. Most Roman Catholics do not even know what the Roman church teaches and hardly attend any church functions at all but yet they still like to identify themselves as Roman Catholics and love to idolize priests and the Pope as holy men.

The illogical rational of religious minds just proves man’s total depravity. Roman Catholicism is a perfect example of the clerical blinded leading the lay blind into the pit. And the Jesuits mission is to bind the whole world under the black light of mysticism. No wonder the world turns against the religious Harlot and burns her with fire when some charismatic figure appears on the scene debunking the religious doctrines that held them in bondage.

So, will this Pope turn out to be the Antichrist or False Prophet like some believe? Actually, any Pope is already an antichrist and a false prophet. It goes with the job description. However, if we are talking about the Beast/Antichrist who is also the Son of Perdition that comes out of the pit and his false prophet. I doubt it. This Pope is probably just another imposter.

Maybe as we get further into the reign of this Jesuit Pope while watching him try to lead everyone back to Rome we will see things more clearly. This pope is 76 years old, maybe if this Pope can live another 15-20 years he will turn out to be the last Pope because the real Antichrist and False Prophet will be due on the scene about that time IMHO.

I actually wrote this article to hear what you people think about all this because thanks to the latest Horn conjectures, it appears that this topic is going to be all over Bible Prophecy sites for the next couple of years. If people Google this topic they might as well get the views of the best biblical thinkers. That is where some of you come in.

Does the war of Psalm 83 come before the war of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39?

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I have not read the book “Isralestine”, by Bill Salus but it sounds like an intriguing prophetic explanation of end time events. Almost all futurist Bible prophecy students will agree that there are three end time wars involving Israel. However, we disagree somewhat on the timing of first two wars. Those wars being the Ezekiel Chapter 38 and 39 war where Gog comes down with a host of nations and the Psalm 83 war where a confederacy of nations attempts to cut Israel off from being a nation. In the mix somewhere is the destruction of Damascus since the prophecy has never been fulfilled yet.

I have heard enough about this book to know that Bill Salus makes a strong case for the war of Psalm 83 coming first. I believe the premise is that after the aftermath of the Psalm 83 war that brings the destruction of Damascus, Israel will expand its borders. That will allow Israel to have the security that is implied by Ezekiel at the time of the Gog invasion. At that time Russia will come down with a host of nations against Israel and God will intervene.

In the past, I have tended to put the Ezekiel war first and I placed the Psalm 83 war in the middle of the tribulation making that the reason why the Jews flee to the mountains. However, Bill Salus may be correct, it does answer a whole lot of questions.

If you have read this book I would appreciate your own insights.

Israel destroys Damascus, then Russia invades

Indeed Russia and Iran are ready to make their moves, but what about Syria? Oddly Syria, who today panders alongside Iran for Russian affections, is not included among the elite nine members of the Ezekiel 38 and 39 consortium of attacking nations. Why not? What knocks their quiver of missiles out of the Ezekiel military equation?

As I have documented in my recently released book, “Isralestine, The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East,” the Bible makes quite clear that in a distinctly separate Psalm 83 episode Damascus, the capital of Syria, soon ceases to be a city, and subsequently shortly thereafter Russia and Iran advance against Israel.

Furthermore “Isralestine” explains how the destruction of Damascus followed by the Ezekiel invasion sets the stage for the final tribulation period, whereby the Antichrist rallies his Armageddonites together in one last days ditch effort to destroy the Jewish race.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

Thus there are three scheduled end time advances against Israel, not just Ezekiel’s. First comes Psalm 83, the Arab-Israeli war, followed promptly by the Ezekiel 38 and 39 Russian – Iranian invasion, and lastly the campaign of Armageddon by the Antichrist.

The destruction of Damascus will be such a powerful world event that Isaiah was instructed to boldly and succinctly state, the burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.” (Isaiah 17:1, NKJV) Isaiah further announces that the fortified cities of Syria will be forfeited into Israeli sovereignty. (Isaiah 17:9) This suggests that the dooming of Damascus and conquest of Syria results from of an Israeli Defense Forces campaign.

Amos and Jeremiah echo this 2,800-year-old Isaiah prophecy by prophetically uttering some additional details they were given. Amos declares that the capitol building of Syria will go up in smoke, and that the nation as a whole, will go into captivity. (Amos 1:3-5) Jeremiah concurs and furthermore declares the Syrian military will be decisively defeated, and in addition many young men will die in the blood-stained streets of Damascus. (Jeremiah 49:23-27)

Debunking a Muslim Beast Antichrist

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Lately there has been a whole lot of teachers getting on the Antichrist will come from Islam and that Islam is the Beast world system bandwagon.

Apparently painting Antichrist horns on the obvious evil system of our time sells books but is is good theology? I posted a article why I do not believe the Beast will emerge from Islam or why the Beast will be Muslim.

Will the Antichrist and his Beast government come from Islam

Dr Reagan has written a very scholarly work why the Antichrist will not be a Muslim.

Bill Salus in the article that I quote below gives more good reasons why the Antichrist will not come from Islam. There are also many informed comments.
 

I think the main reason people are now believing that the Antichrist is from Islam is the impact Islam is having on the world and the Assyrian references in the Bible. There are thirteen Assyrian references in the Bible but most of them do not refer to the end times and the ones that might, do not have to be associated with the Antichrist. Even if the Antichrist is Assyrian by birth it does not mean that he is Muslim or that he had been living in that area prior to the days when the world headquarters is moved to the area of Babylon.

For example, Some Americans call Obama an African but by Africans he would be called an American. He certainly is not an African through his mother. He once lived in other nations but now he resides in America. He claims to be a Christian although Muslims would say he was Muslim because once a Muslim always a Muslim.

In like manor the Antichrist could identify with Christianity, have lived in Iraq, but come to power through a revived Roman Empire. I am not saying that he will be Assyrian, I do not know his decent but it is also not out of the question that he will be raised in the area of Assyria. Nevertheless, even if he were Assyrian that would not make him a Muslim. When he rises to power no matter where he was born he will identify with the pseudo Christian West much like Obama does (no I am not saying that Obama is the Antichrist).

I think believing that the Antichrist is Muslim can be a big danger and a trap because I believe the real Antichrist comes into power through the wars against Islamic fundamentalism. So those who fall into the trap of making an Islamic Beast might actually help create the platform for the Western Beast Antichrist to stand on and rise to power and take over the world as the world’s savior that saved us from Islam.

I also want to point out something else. Believing that Islam is the Beast system is not at all logical. It is obvious that Islam with all its laws will never be accepted by the decadent West. It is also obvious that any system that unappealing to the West could never take over the world by force. So the logic of a Beast Antichrist out of Islam escapes me. Also, if the Beast were Muslim and his God was Allah, why would he demand to be worshiped as God? Those in Islam will never accept the worship of a man claiming to be God. The whole concept of an Islam Antichrist is fantasy.

PROPHECY DEPOT: Does Daniel Debunk the Assyrian Antichrist?

Relatively recently a small circle of individuals have injected into the Christian Church a paradigm shift in Antichrist thinking. They advocate that this beastly individual has Assyrian origins. Oddly the book of Daniel, which seemingly issues the most pivotal prophecy regarding the origin of this personage, does not once mention the Hebrew word Ashur, or Ashshur, which is translated as Assyria, or Assyrian. This term is utilized within the Old Testament approximately 135 times; however, Daniel considered by many to be a prophetic authority on the subject of the Antichrist, apparently didn’t feel the Assyrian shoe fit the foot of this coming crazed world leader.

Perhaps one might think that Daniel was given information about the Antichrist, but not necessarily about his ancestral roots. However, Daniel 9:26 refutes this presumption in that it gives us the most detailed literal account within the entirety of scripture as to the origin of this individual. Therein we are informed that the Antichrist will originate from the people who would eventually destroy the city of Jerusalem, and the sanctuary, referring to the second Jewish temple.

There are two primary arguments against the Eastern leg being the leg from which the Antichrist comes: the “Historical” and the “Prophetical”. The Historical argument will conclude part one of this article and the Prophetical will be discussed in part two.

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For more information on the Bible prophecy war over an Islamic Antichrist you might read this link and follow the links within.

 


 Don Koenig is the founder of ThePropheticYears website. He has been publishing articles on the Internet on Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and Christian worldviews since 1999. You can find well over a thousand articles and thousands of comments written by Don from the homepage of this website.

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The Gog/Magog war of Ezekiel and Armageddon are different wars.

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One reason why I write new articles is so that I do not have to keep repeating myself when the inevitable questions or criticisms on my Bible prophecy views come up over and over again in comments on this blog or in emails to me. I do wish people would use the search box on the homepage of my website or this blog to find out if I already have written about a topic before they ask questions on Bible prophecy, but they usually do not. (The search box on the website homepage also covers the articles on this blog). Even so, if I already wrote an article on the subject I often just give them a link rather than recreate the wheel. So that it one purpose for this article.

Another reason for this article is the other day I was looking for more reasons then I had off the top of my head why the Gog/Magog war of Ezekiel chapter 38 and 39 and Armageddon (Har Megiddo) definitely were not describing the same war but I only could find a few reasons posted here and there. So, I figured an article needed to be written where most of the good arguments can all be found in one place.

First a bit of background on this topic about why it matters to know these things and why some good people think the Gog/Magog war and Armageddon are the same war.

First let me say that Jews and those Christians that are amillennial or preterist get this wrong because much of their eschatology does not agree with what the scriptures plainly teach.

I know some might want to know why knowing that these are two different wars are of importance? It is primarily because the Jews and the Gentiles that are expecting a Messiah after the Ezekiel Gog/Magog campaign will be deceived when a false Christ arrives on the scene. Jesus said, ” I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” Jesus was talking about the Jews receiving the coming Antichrist as the Messiah. The Jews will receive him because after the Gog war where God destroys Gog’s army to save Israel and also to display to Israel and the world that He exists, they will be set up by religious leaders to believe that they will now enter the promised kingdom restoration. Instead they will enter the false covenant with the Antichrist.

It also could be important because the Rapture might occur very near the time of this war. Some in the world are teaching that God will have to remove the Christian fundamentalists for the world to ever have peace. If the world thinks all the unteachable were removed by God they will not even miss the Church after the Rapture.

The reason the Jews are quite wrong on all this is because even after God supernaturally protects Israel from Gog and they acknowledge that YHWH exists they will still reject Him as the Messiah. The Jews that are now looking for the Ezekiel 38-39 events do not understand the other prophetic passages that clearly talk about a coming chastisement of Israel in the land before the restoration.

They want those passages to be talking about past events or they spirtualize or ignore them like many Christians also do. However, in Daniel those with knowledge of the prophetic scriptures see a seven year period that still remains unfulfilled for Israel until the time of transgression that is appointed for Israel is completed. Only after that do we see that Israel is restored.

That is the time known as Jacob’s trouble (Jer. 30:7). It is the seven year covenant that Israel signs with the Prince of the people that destroyed the  second Temple that is spoken about in Daniel. This Prince will become the Beast Antichrist. Therefore, after the Ezekiel Gog war when God starts favoring Israel again for His own name sake, the final seven years will be imminent. The time-clock actually starts with the signing of the seven year covenant spoken about by Daniel.

Therefore, when the time of Jacob’s trouble arrives on Israel most will not understand so God sends His two prophets. Even after their 1260 day testimony in Jerusalem only one third of those living in the land apparently believe their message and flee to the mountains for protection from the Beast before the Armageddon war. The other two thirds will die at the hand of the Beast Antichrist.

Also, those Gentiles left behind after the Rapture will likewise at first be deceived by the Antichrist after the Gog/Magog war. They probably include most that can be identified with Thyatira, Sardis and Laodicea in Revelation. It seems only the faithful Church identified as Philadelphia in Revelation is promised to be kept out of the great trial coming on all who live on the earth.

I think the main problem with some Christians who take Bible prophecy literally but still cannot see this, is because of the wording in Ezekiel chapter 39, and also their inability to correlate prophetic scriptures.

They understand that the latter chapters of Ezekiel are sequential. They see and understand the rebirth of Israel in Ezekiel 37. They correctly see what will be coming next is the Gog/Magog war of chapters 38 and 39. They also see that chapters 40-48 are describing Millennial happenings. They ascertain that the last part of Ezekiel chapter 39 is talking about events after the tribulation and then they put two and two together and incorrectly conclude that the Millennium must immediately follow the Gog/Magog war of chapter 39.

The logical thing to them is that the Ezekiel Gog/Magog also must be Armageddon. For they think if Armageddon were a later war the detail would be described in Ezekiel before the millennial events that are described in chapters 40-48 take place. What they do not consider is that God may have left out the details about Armageddon in Ezekiel for His own purpose.

Be aware that the chapters and verses in the Bible are not inspired, they are of recent origin and some chapter breaks were just put in the wrong place. I think Ezekiel as the chapters are now assigned, retains the proper sequence from the rebirth of Israel until the restored kingdom, but I think they should have broken Ezekiel chapter 39 into two chapters. Chapter 39a goes up to verse 16 and it is still talking about the Gog/Magog war but in Chapter 39b from verse 17 onward where God says, “thus son of man”  it is another prophecy and it talking about the aftermath of the Armageddon war.

Nevertheless, I am not dogmatic that this has to be true. That is just one possible explanation why Armageddon details are not in Ezekiel. But, I do think it is by design that God left out the details about Armageddon in Ezekiel. The Jews are quite aware of the Ezekiel passage they read it all the time. They dream about God once again fighting their battles for them like days of old. But, since they reject passages elsewhere that talk about a chastisement for Israel just before their restoration and because they reject Jesus as there Messiah they will be blinded to proper discernment of certain prophetic passages.

The Jews and most of the world first must experience the wickedness of the Antichrist for them to understand. The Beast Antichrist represents what the world will be like without Jesus. He also represents what eternity will be like without God. If some people were not shown pure evil they would never come to Jesus Christ for salvation.

So, after laying that background let me point out the clear differences between the wars and why the Ezekiel Gog/Magog war and the battle of Armageddon cannot be the same war.

Differences between the Gog/Magog war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 and the battle of Armageddon (Har Megiddo):

1. Ezekiel 38-39 – God puts hooks in the jaws of Gog (probably a demon king possessing a Russian leader) to bring him down from the North against the land of Israel to take a spoil.—–Armageddon – Demons come out of the mouth of the Dragon, the Beast and the False Prophet and they deceive the kings of the earth and lead all nations to come against Jerusalem to kill all Jews and oppose Jesus at his coming (Zec 12 – 14; Rev 16:14 ; Joel 3:1) .

The nations of Ezekiel 38:1-6 are:

 
The Nations of Ezekiel 38: 1­ 6

The Ancient Nations

The Modern Nations

The land of Magog
Meshech and Tubal
Persia
Ethiopia
Libya
Ashkenaz
Gomer
Togarmah
“Many peoples with thee”

Russia
Somewhere in Russia
Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan
Ethiopia and Sudan
Libya
Austria and Germany
Eastern Europe
Southeastern Europe – Turkey
Various other nations allied to Russia

2. Ezekiel 38-39 – Fire and earthquakes fall on the army. The weapons are knocked out of their hands. The bones of the army are buried after 7 months at a specific location by trained professionals (perhaps because their bones are radioactive). —–Armageddon – The flesh of the armies that come against Israel are dissolved and slain from the sword of the mouth of Jesus. There is no mention of any burial of the bones.

3. Ezekiel 38-39 – The army falls on the northern mountains of Israel they never reach Jerusalem.—–Armageddon – The army falls in the valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:2) and blood runs up to the horses bridles the length of Israel (Rev 14:20).

4. Ezekiel 38-39 – Occurs when Israel is living securely in peace and safety with none to make them afraid.—–Armageddon – Occurs at the end of the tribulation when Israel has already fled to the mountains of Jordan for protection from the Antichrist.

5. Ezekiel 38-39 – Some nations aligned with the West protest the invasion and obviously are not involved.—–Armageddon – All nations are involved.

6. Ezekiel 38-39 – No mention of a religious or spiritual figures it just mentions Gog, men and nations.—–Armageddon – Occurs after Satan is cast out of heaven unto the earth and the incarnated Beast Antichrist and his False prophet visibly reign upon earth.

7. Ezekiel 38-39 – 1/6 of the army survives and is driven north into Russia.——Armageddon – The whole army is destroyed.  (I am now aware that the 1/6th is only found in KJ version and it is not supported by the Greek)

8. Ezekiel 38-39 – The nations immediately surrounding Israel are not included (perhaps they were defeated in the Psalm 83 war and are occupied)—–Armageddon – The nations around Israel are said to be included.

9. Ezekiel 38-39 – The world acknowledges that the God of Israel destroyed the invaders and God of Israel is magnified in the eyes of the nations.—–Armageddon – The world thinks the Antichrist is God and dares to come to battle against the God of Israel and His coming King that everyone on the earth has have been clearly told is coming at this point.

10. Ezekiel 38-39 – The purpose is to bring Israel to repentance so that they acknowledge their God and so God can display and magnify Himself in the eyes of all the nations.—–Armageddon – The purpose is to deliver Israel from the Beast, bring judgment on the Beast and the False Prophet and all the Gentiles armies that follow them. They will not have Jesus reign as King on earth so they will be destroyed by Jesus at His coming.

11. Ezekiel 38-39 – No prior signs are mentioned Israel is living securely.——Armageddon – Occurs after wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The moon is turned blood red and the sun is darkened and people fear what they see coming upon the earth.

12. Ezekiel 38-39 – the leader of the armies name is Gog, the name adds up to 12 in Hebrew —–Armageddon – The Beast is the leader his name adds up to 666.

 

The 2030 Agenda: This Month The UN Launches A Blueprint For A New World Order With The Help Of The Pope

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Did you know that the UN is planning to launch a “new universal agenda” for humanity in September 2015?  That phrase does not come from me – it is actually right in the very first paragraph of the official document that every UN member nation will formally approve at a conference later this month.  The entire planet is going to be committing to work toward 17 sustainable development goals and 169 specific sustainable development targets, and yet there has been almost a total media blackout about this here in the United States. 

The UN document promises that this plan will “transform our world for the better by 2030“, and yet very few Americans have even heard of the 2030 Agenda at this point.  Instead, most of us seem to be totally obsessed with the latest celebrity gossip or the latest nasty insults that our puppet politicians have been throwing around at one another.  It absolutely amazes me that more people cannot understand that Agenda 2030 is a really, really big deal.  When will people finally start waking up?

As I discussed in a previous article, the 2030 Agenda is taking the principles and goals laid out in Agenda 21 to an entirely new level.  Agenda 21 was primarily focused on the environment, but the 2030 Agenda addresses virtually all areas of human activity.  It truly is a blueprint for global governance.

And later this month, nearly every nation on the entire planet is going to be signing up for this new agenda.  The general population of the planet is going to be told that this agenda is “voluntary” and that it is all about “ending poverty” and “fighting climate change”, but that is not the full story.  Unfortunately, there is so much positive spin around this plan that most people will not be able to see through it.  Just check out an excerpt from a piece that was published on the official UN website yesterday…

The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community “to the cusp of decisions that can help realize the… dream of a world of peace and dignity for all,” according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

“Today is the start of a new era. We have travelled a long way together to reach this turning point,” declared Mr. Ban, recounting the path the international community has taken over the 15 years since the adoption of the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) towards crafting a set of new, post-2015 sustainability goals that will aim to ensure the long-term well-being of our planet and its people.

With world leaders expected to adopt the text at a 25-27 September summit in New York, the UN chief said Agenda 2030 aims high, seeking to put people at the centre of development; foster human well-being, prosperity, peace and justice on a healthy planet and pursue respect for the human rights of all people and gender equality.

Who doesn’t “dream of a world of peace and dignity for all”?

They make it all sound so wonderful and non-threatening.

They make it sound like we are about to enter a global utopia in which poverty and inequality will finally be eradicated.  This is from the preamble of the official 2030 Agenda document

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan.

We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.

As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda.

If it is a “universal agenda”, then where does that leave those that do not want to be part of it?

How will they assure that “no one will be left behind” if there are some nations or groups that are not willing to go along with their plan?

The heart of the 2030 Agenda is a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals…

Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

Goal 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Once again, many of those sound quite good.

But what do many of those buzzwords actually mean to the elite?

For instance, what does “sustainable development” actually mean, and how does the UN plan to ensure that it will be achieved globally?

This is something that was discussed in a recent WND article

But what is “sustainable development?”

Patrick Wood, an economist and author of “Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation,” says it’s clear the U.N. and its supporters see sustainable development as more than just the way to a cleaner environment. They see it as the vehicle for creating a long-sought new international economic order, or “New World Order.”

Wood’s new book traces the modern technocracy movement to Zbigniew Brzezinski, David Rockefeller and the Trilateral Commission in the early 1970s.

And Wood is quite correct.  The environment is a perfect vehicle for the elite to use to bring in their version of utopia, because just about every possible form of human activity affects the environment in some way.  Ultimately, they hope to centrally plan and strictly regulate virtually everything that we do, and we will be told that it is necessary to “save the planet”.

And they will never come out and openly call it a “New World Order” because “sustainable development” sounds so much nicer and is so much more acceptable to the general population.

Needless to say, there wouldn’t be much room for individual liberty, freedom or good, old-fashioned capitalism in the world that the elite are trying to set up.  In fact, the U.N.’s number one sustainable development official has essentially publicly admitted this

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history,” Figueres, who heads up the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, told reporters in February.

 “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution,” Figueres said.

They plan to “intentionally transform the economic development model”?

And so what will this new system look like?

How will they achieve this “utopia” that they are promising us?

Sadly, they are just selling the same lies that have been sold to people for thousands of years.  Paul McGuire, the co-author of a new book entitled “The Babylon Code: Solving the Bible’s Greatest End-Times Mystery“, commented on this recently…

Deep inside every man and woman is the longing for a far better world, a world without war, disease, death, and pain. Our present world is a cruel world in which every life ends in death. From the beginning of time Mankind has sought to use science and technology to create a perfect world, what some would call Utopia or Paradise. As the Human Race began to organize itself, a Scientific or Technocratic Elite rose to power by promising the masses that they could build this perfect world. Ancient Babylon represented the first historical attempt to build paradise on earth.

In ancient times, Babylon was the very first attempt to create a type of “global government”, and ever since then the global elite have been trying to recreate what Babylon started.

The promise is always the same – the elite swear that they have finally figured out how to create a perfect society without poverty or war.  But in the end all of these attempts at utopia always end up degenerating into extreme forms of tyranny.

On September 25th, the Pope is traveling to New York to give the opening address at the conference where the 2030 Agenda will be launched.  He will be urging all of humanity to support what the UN is trying to do.  There are countless millions that implicitly trust the Pope, and they will buy what he is selling hook, line and sinker.

Don’t be fooled – the 2030 Agenda is a blueprint for a New World Order.  Just read the document for yourself, and imagine what our world would actually look like if they have their way.

They want to fundamentally transform our planet, and the freedom that you are enjoying today is simply not acceptable.  To the elite, giving people freedom and liberty is dangerous because they believe it hurts the environment and causes societal chaos.  According to their way of thinking, the only way to have the kind of harmonious utopia that they are shooting for is to tightly regulate and control what everyone is thinking, saying and doing.  Their solutions always involve more central planning and more control in their own hands.

So what do you think?

Should we hand the global elite that kind of power and control?

If not, then we all need to start speaking out about this insidious agenda while we still can.

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we can not ignore this any longer. 

Agenda 2030: A Global Society with No Possessions, No Privacy and No Freedom

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If you listen closely, the global elite are telling us exactly what they intend to do. If they get their way, our world is going to look vastly different than it does now in the not too distant future. 

These elitists share a dream of an environmentally-friendly dystopian socialist paradise in which individual freedom is severely restricted for the good of the collective. 

Where you live, what you do for a living, what you are allowed to eat and how many children you are permitted to have would all be determined by an all-powerful central government that nobody would question or challenge. 

This may sound very bizarre to you, but the global elite really do dream of these things.

A perfect example of what I am talking about is an article that recently appeared on the official website of the World Economic Forum entitled "Welcome to 2030. 

I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better". It was authored by a member of parliament in Denmark named Ida Auken, and as you can see she is quite convinced that we can achieve this type of society by the year 2030...

Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city - or should I say, "our city". I don't own anything. I don't own a car. I don't own a house. I don't own any appliances or any clothes.

It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service. We have access to transportation, accommodation, food and all the things we need in our daily lives. One by one all these things became free, so it ended up not making sense for us to own much.

In Auken's world, nobody even pays any rent, and if you need anything at all you can have it delivered to your door within minutes.

So how is that possible?

Well, she believes that computers, robots and machines will eventually be doing almost all of the work that humans currently do...

Shopping? I can't really remember what that is. For most of us, it has been turned into choosing things to use. Sometimes I find this fun, and sometimes I just want the algorithm to do it for me. It knows my taste better than I do by now.

When AI and robots took over so much of our work, we suddenly had time to eat well, sleep well and spend time with other people. The concept of rush hour makes no sense anymore, since the work that we do can be done at any time. I don't really know if I would call it work anymore. It is more like thinking-time, creation-time and development-time.

But of course there is a cost to living in such a society, and Auken openly acknowledges this. She admits that in her idealized version of the future she will "have no real privacy"...

Once in awhile I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. No where I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.

What Auken is envisioning is some sort of benign green dictatorship. In order to have a "perfect world" made up of imperfect humans, someone is going to have to be watching, tracking, monitoring and controlling all of those imperfect humans 100 percent of the time. 

And since virtually every decision that we make affects the environment in some fashion, every one of those decisions will have to be subject to government regulation.

When I read Auken's article, I was instantly reminded of a short video that was produced by the Forum for the Future that envisioned what life would be like in the year 2040. 

If you are not familiar with them, the Forum for the Future is one of the major non-governmental organizations that the global elite use to promote their agenda around the world. 

These NGOs have become increasingly powerful in recent years, and the biggest often work in conjunction with the United Nations to promote "change" in developing nations.

In the video that I mentioned above, the Forum of the Future presents a chilling version of the future that includes "calorie cards", a "global food council", global water rationing and an immensely powerful central government that manages even the smallest details of our lives. 

Would you like to live in that type of a world?

If we are not very careful, this type of tyranny could become a reality, because this is precisely where the global elite intend on taking us. 

About five years ago, I warned that this was coming... 

Imagine going to sleep one night and waking up many years later in a totally different world. In this futuristic world, literally everything you do is tightly monitored and controlled by control freak bureaucrats in the name of "sustainable development" and with the goal of promoting "the green agenda".  

An international ruling body has centralized global control over all human activity. What you eat, what you drink, where you live, how warm or cold your home can be and how much fuel you can use is determined by them. Anyone that dissents or that tries to rebel against the system is sent off for "re-education".  

The human population is 90 percent lower than it is today in this futuristic society, and all remaining humans have been herded into tightly constricted cities which are run much like prisons. 

Today we are closer to the global elite's vision of the future than ever before. Even in some of the most conservative areas of the United States the green agenda is being pushed forward under the guise of "sustainable development", and the global elite will never stop until they have everything that they want. 

We are constantly being told that we need to make sacrifices "for the good of the planet", but the truth is that their agenda would open the door for global tyranny on a scale that most people do not even think is possible. 

Instead of a socialist paradise, what we will really be getting is a dystopian nightmare, but most will not realize the truth until it is far too late.

Blowing the whistle on evil

http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/blowing-the-whistle-on-evil/#!

'Prophetic' -- How Obama's 'next move' was revealed

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This past year has been one of cascading crises – from Obamacare, to the invasion of the U.S. across our southern border, to the ascendency of ISIS, Iran and Putin’s Russia, to illegal executive amnesty – each and every catastrophe either caused or greatly exacerbated by Barack Obama.

But I have to tell you, such chaos was predicted way back in January by Whistleblower, WND’s acclaimed monthly print magazine.

In an amazingly prophetic New Year’s issue headlined “THE YEAR OF MANUFACTURED CRISES, Whistleblower foresaw in advance how 2014 would play out.

With Obama’s popularity plummeting and scandals skyrocketing, Whistleblower asked – and answered – the big question: “What’s the administration’s next move?”

“Obama at this point has only one way forward,” said Whistleblower: “Crises. Lots of crises.”

After all, Barack Obama is wholly committed to ever-expanding government, and government expands through crisis.

Consider what would happen if, magically, there were no major societal crises in America today, and if most citizens – as has been the case in some earlier eras – were content, family-oriented, free and grateful for the blessings of living in this uniquely blessed country. Obama and his agenda would be seen for what they really are, and he would be swiftly and surely impeached by the House of Representatives, convicted by the Senate and removed from office.

But if people continue to be confused, intimidated and upset over constant crises and the accompanying left-wing demagoguery and demonization of conservatives – as they have for five years – Obama can likely make it through the remainder of his second term handily, with his destructive “transformational” policies intact.

Let me say this about Whistleblower, based not just on my opinion but on the mail we receive from subscribers: Whistleblower delivers something no other newsmagazine does. It’s more than news. You already get the day’s news for free from WND – delivered up-to-the-minute, truthfully and fearlessly. However, what Whistleblower does is to explain and illustrate, one topic at a time (each issue tackles just one major subject), what it all really means, why things are happening the way they are, where things are all heading – and even more importantly, how you can protect and prepare yourself and your family and avoid becoming a casualty of the increasingly overwhelming chaos in today’s world.

The current issue of Whistleblower, “OF MESSIAHS FALSE AND TRUE,” is receiving rave reviews. But other hot issues in the past 12 months have included “THE ROAD TO ARMAGEDDON,” about a crazy hidden side to the current Islamist contagion you never knew, “THE REAL ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE,” an astonishing look at drug use and addiction in the U.S., “THE REAL AMERICA,” a look at everything that is still good, smart, virtuous, wonderful and hopeful in the greatest nation on earth, and “THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN AMERICA,” a guided tour of the inner sanctum of the Obama White House where one person, Valerie Jarrett, serves as “Obama’s Rasputin.”

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From: news@act4america.net
To: w6dbf@aol.com
Sent: 11/12/2016 3:41:35 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
Subj: ELECTION ANALYSIS: Make America Safe Again

James --

Image_1.jpgWhat a remarkable week for our nation, and for the world.

We at ACT for America feel replenished with an indescribable feeling of optimism and patriotism.

With the results of this Presidential election, our organization is more emboldened than ever to reverse the damage that has been done to our national security infrastructure, and restore this nation to its rightful place as the unparalleled beacon of Western values we all desire.

We can finally have borders.

We can finally monitor the radical mosques.

We can finally stop pretending that all cultures are equally virtuous.

We can finally halt the importation of un-vetted and ISIS infiltrated refugees.

We can do all these things because of WE THE PEOPLE.

Our founders gave us the right to have our voices heard and boy, did we ever use it on election night!

The will of the American people could not be clearer. Stop the politically correct nonsense that endangers us, and get back to an “America First” philosophy that prioritizes the safety of citizens above the comfort of un-vetted refugees.

But as we have seen this week, those wishing to weaken and destroy this nation will not go away quietly.

Anti-American anarchists, financed by far-left radicals like George Soros, have ascended from their parents’ basement, and taken to the streets to intimidate the public, destroy property, and commit nihilistic acts of violence.

We want you to be aware that this is more of what we can expect during the next several years of a Trump administration.

Be prepared for pushback not only from these parasites, but from the always deceitful mainstream media.

We will be consistently labeled Islamophobic, racist, bigoted, and all the other lazy, and idiotic titles these nitwits in their New York news studios tend to assign to patriots like us.

In times like these, it is always beneficial to know you have the truth on your side.

Consequently, we have attached a news story for you below, which we hope you will find rewarding.

The piece is about a Muslim woman who voted for Donald Trump, and who rightly points out the obvious fact that peaceful Western Muslims should fear radical Jihadists much more than they do a Trump administration.

Click here to read more.

Stay strong, stay positive, and give yourself a huge pat on the back for helping stop Hillary Clinton from doing to America, what Angela Merkel did to Europe.

For Freedom,

ACT for America

http://www.actforamerica.org/

From: alerts@actforamericaalerts.info
To: w6dbf@aol.com
Sent: 10/3/2016 9:12:01 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: From the bottom of our hearts, thank you James!

We Made History Together


 

Dear James,

We did it!

As I’m sure you saw, last week marked a historic victory for ACT for America.

Despite overwhelming pressure by the Saudis, the Senate voted to override President Obama’s veto of JASTA, the legislation allowing 9/11 families to have their day in court with those who financed the death of their loved ones.

This was the first veto override in all of President Obama’s time in office.

Between having the legislation on our High Priority List, our members talking with their legislators in support of JASTA during our recent National Conference Capitol Hill Visits, and our recent Action Alerts in support of the override, we played an incredibly influential role in getting this legislation finally passed into law.

This is why despite the mainstream media and political elitist’ attempts to discourage the grassroots of this nation, we showed them that it is we the people who still yield the power to affect real change.

Now, because of your efforts, those who lost their loved ones on that tragic day will be able to seek justice in ways they otherwise would’ve been deprived of. That is real change that affects the lives of real people.

We could not be more thankful for your efforts, and happy for the victory of those bereaved.

The next time you feel like your phone calls or emails to your elected officials don’t work, remember JASTA. The next time you feel like our nation has gone so far astray it can never return, remember this triumph.

Grassroots works. Grassroots matters. Grassroots is going to save this nation from destruction.

But we must not stay complacent, the stakes are too high, the barbarians are at the gate, and our country needs us now more than ever.

Encourage others to join our movement, make a donation however small, keep those phone calls and emails to your elected officials coming, and let’s make sure America remains the shining city on a hill we all know it to be.

Thank you again, and we look forward to accomplishing many important tasks with you in the near future.

For freedom and from the bottom of our hearts,

All of us at ACT for America

 

The Aha! Moment

By Cynthia Nuara  

http://raptureready.com/soap2/nuara33.html 

"Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause. For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful matters against the quiet ones in the land. They also opened their mouth wide against me, and said, "Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen it" (Psalm 35:19-21).

Barack Hussein Obama and his Demonicrat party have cursed the US with his last days in office backstabbing of Israel at the United Nations Security Council. His "Aha moment" for Israel was to abstain, knowing full well that anything short of a veto by the US allowed the council to pass its resolution denying the right of what it calls Israel's "settlements." Already the Arab-dominated UN's agency UNESCO had recently won the vote to claim that the Temple Mount and holy sites in Israel are all Arab history, not Jewish history. Has this latest affront to Israel assisted the UN in driving the final nail in Israel's coffin? No.

"For I am with you (Israel),' says the Lord, 'to save you; 'Though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you. But I will correct you in justice, and will not let you go altogether unpunished... I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,' says the Lord, 'Because they called you an outcast saying: 'This is Zion; No one seeks her' ... Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind; It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the Lord will not return until He has done it, and until He has performed the intents of His heart. In the latter days you will consider it" (excerpt Jeremiah 30).

God is without a doubt allowing Islam to wreak havoc in the world...for now. All through the Bible God uses the enemy to punish nations for their sins, while calling them to turn back to Him in repentance, and then He destroys the enemy.

Who would have thought that only seven years after 911, the US would elect a man with deep Muslim roots & even a Muslim name to run our country. The ideals of Islam are polar opposite to Judeo-Christian values, and we are considered infidels to be conquered in Islam's quest to take over the world through infiltration, over-population, subjugation, and murder.

Did you know there are even Muslims who see Obama as the sign to them that their Mahdi is coming soon, due to an old Shiite prophecy? The Mahdi, as believed by Muslims, is their Savior who will arrive around the same time as the Second Coming of Jesus. As I've said before, according to Islam Jesus is only a messenger and not the Son of God, but one who will assist the Mahdi in ridding the world of the Jews and Christians and in taking over the world for Islam; and then 40 years later their version of Jesus dies and is buried next to their esteemed prophet Muhammad. Needless to say, that's not our Jesus!

The following is an excerpt from a Forbes article several years ago: According to the tradition, Imam Ali Ibn Abi-Talib prophesied that at the End of Times and just before the return of Islam's Mahdi, a "tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West." Commanding "the strongest army on earth," the new ruler in the West will carry "a clear sign" from the third imam, whose name was Hussein Ibn Ali. The tradition concludes: "Shiites should have no doubt that he is with us."

In a curious coincidence Obama's first and second names-Barack Hussein-mean "the blessing of Hussein" in Arabic and Persian. His family name, Obama, written in the Persian alphabet, reads O Ba Ma, which means "he is with us." --- from Forbes.com, Oct.28, 2008 "Obama and Ahmadinejad"

Let me just say that Satan knows Bible prophecy, and he is a sneaky counterfeiter of God's Word, who has helpers in this endeavor. Muhammad, for example, who invented Islam several hundred years after the Bible was written, twisted Scripture from it for his own purposes, and completely made up many other verses from scratch. If only Muslims who follow the Qur'an to the letter would realize that they don't have to kill for the god they worship in order to be guaranteed a spot in heaven. The true God of the Bible came to earth in the flesh and died for us so that we could be saved who believe in Him.

Barack Hussein Obama has been bad news from day one & has followed the agenda of his Marxist beliefs, of Islam, and of globalists ---to destroy the US. There were clues from the start to let the US know what a mistake it was making. Here are some interesting FACTS concerning this man who did nothing of note to deserve the presidency, but rather was relatively unknown until he burst onto the scene promising "change" and "to fundamentally transform America." Only his idea of transforming the US is to bring it down.

The day after his election, his home state of Illinois' pick 3 lottery was 666 & the pick 4 was 7779. The number seven in the Bible indicates completion, and so does nine, even finality. During the seven-year Tribulation there will be three sets of seven judgments: 7 trumpet judgments, 7 seal judgments & 7 bowl judgments, each one worse than the other to be poured out on an unbelieving world.

Other indicators that turning the US into an Obama Nation would be an abomination: The security code name Obama chose was "Renegade," which means "lawless one," also "a deserter from one faith or allegiance to another." His steel-plated limousine was dubbed "The Beast."

He got his start in Chicago as a community organizer, working closely with ACORN Housing Corporation in Chicago IL 60606. (It is said that he represented zip code region 60606 when in the Illinois Senate. I do know that is a Chicago zip code). The phone number of his campaign headquarters began with the toll-free area code of 866, with the first number after that also being six. (I don't think the phone number for his campaign headquarters in Chicago exists anymore).

I'm not making this stuff up. I did a lot of research on him when he first became president, and I'm sure you can still find this information online from "reliable" sources. I've listed some of the sources in this article and at the end.

During his candidacy & election as president, some celebrities & mainstream media were so mesmerized by him, they referred to him as a Messiah or the Messiah. The Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan said that when Obama talks"the Messiah is absolutely speaking." Mainstream publications depicted him in photos with light surrounding him. And when he was re-elected, Newsweek titled its cover "The Second Coming."

Here's a huge one: He finally visited Israel as president in his second term during the Jewish Passover week in March 2013. The day B.O. & his donkey party arrived in Israel for meetings with the leaders and stayed at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, was the exact number of days before Passover (5 days) as when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey & allowed his followers to proclaim him to be the Messiah. Was that day picked on purpose, either in jest or because Obama really began to believe the Messiah hype?

Interestingly, just a week before that, the papacy was taken over by a man who appears like a lamb, but more and more speaks like a dragon, who promotes global government & a global religion. He insinuates that "all paths lead to God." He made that very clear in a video for all the world to see.. This is unbiblical and will lead many down the path of destruction. Jesus is the only way! (John 14:6). As you've heard by now, unless you're a cave dweller, global government and global religion will be the sinister case during the Tribulation. Read Rev.13 and Rev.17. But I digress. Let's get back to the infamous man of the hour.

Just ahead of Obama's March 2013 visit to Israel, the Middle East was hit with a 30-million strong plague of locusts. On the last day of Obama's visit, Israel was hit with a sandstorm that grounded his helicopter. So he had to ride in his limousine, The Beast (an identical backup to the one that "broke down" two days earlier), in a slow-moving convoy through an Israel checkpoint to Bethlehem. This shortened his visit to Bethlehem from 50 minutes to 15 minutes. The winds were so fierce at Ben Gurion Airport where Obama's departure ceremony took place, that the staff had to take down the flags.

That brings to mind the fact that the White House became infested with flies upon Obama's moving into the building. All the staff had to be issued flyswatters. It was reported, oddly enough, by the "liberal" New York Times in an article titled "What Has 132 Rooms and Flies?" And who can forget the flies that seemed to follow him in public forums and land on his face. Then there's at least two incidents of him being surrounded by bees that made the news. One of them was when he was leaving the White House to attend some function, when a swarm of bees suddenly appeared around him. Another was when he was reading to a group of children at an egg roll event on the White House lawn. The title of the book he was reading was "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.

What about Obama's claim to be Christian and his membership in Jeremiah Wright's Christian church? Well, he's not and it's not! And have you heard the lowdown on Wright's "Down Low Club?" Um um um! Well, you'll just have to read WND's exclusive article "Obama Didn't Join Wright's Church to Follow Jesus." It is an exposé that some may find shocking, but it connects the dots to the hows and the whys for "what pools he swims in" so to speak-on a number of levels. Here is the link to the exposé:  

www.wnd.com/2012/10/obama-didnt-join-wrights-church-to-follow-jesus/#rR7Kg4Hy62fh9u0V.99  

Obama must be laughing with delight right now at the "Aha moment" he's been waiting to spring on Israel. But his day is coming when he will reap what he has sown, and he won't be laughing then. The other world leaders on the UN Security Council who voted against Israel (all 14 of them did) will receive their comeuppance as well.

"Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha!" (Psalm 40:15).

France actually has the gall to call the world leaders to Paris again on January 15th for another Middle East "peace" conference aka another "let's force Israel to divide" conference. When they held one in June, various parts of the world were deluged with massive floods at the same time, with Paris getting the worst of it-so much so that the conference ended early. But the world at large, being blinded by the god of this world (Satan), doesn't connect the dots and see that God does not want His Promised Land divided.

"And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it" (Zechariah 12:3).

God will have the last "Aha" moment, and His Word says that mankind is without excuse. The nations have turned against God, and despite His chastisements, they refuse to repent and turn back to Him. They would rather worship false gods and created things instead of the Creator. (See Romans 1).

Many pastors do not teach Bible prophecy because it's easier to fill the church pews by tickling people's ears, telling them what they want to hear instead. Apostasy is rampant now, and many false prophets are filling their pockets, using the pulpit for monetary gain and telling lies to their congregations. More and more churches have become nothing more than entertainment-and worldly entertainment at that!

"And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, 'The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play'" (1 Corinthians 10:7).

But we watchmen and women on the wall, who have included last days' Bible prophecy in our study of God's Word, will keep urging people to turn to Christ and will keep warning them of what is soon to come. Many will scoff at this, but there has never before been a time in history like now when we are seeing all the signs CONVERGING that Jesus and His prophets told us to watch for occurring with greater frequency and intensity by the day-that tell us it's almost time for the False Prophet's partner, The Antichrist, to step onto the world stage and confirm the so-called "peace covenant" the world is forcing Israel into, which will divide Israel and which will turn out to be a false peace covenant. (Daniel 9:27).

But first the trump of God will sound, and Christ will "catch away" his true followers in the twinkling of an eye. Then, seven years later we will come back with Him when He returns at Armageddon to judge the nations and set up His kingdom on Earth for the next 1000 years. Here is an excerpt from Joel 3 that speaks of the final battle before Christ's return:

"For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; (Battle of Armageddon) and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land...Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war!... Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; For the winepress is full, the vats overflow-for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will diminish their brightness. The Lord also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; The heavens and earth will shake; But the Lord will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel. So you shall know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion My holy mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy, and no aliens shall ever pass through her again."

Cynthia Nuara

www.facebook.com/propheciesinthebible

01/06/2017Other Significant Sources:

YouTube, video uploaded Nov.8, 2008 "Obama's State Lottery Is 666 Day After Win" (shows proof also of pick 4)

The Green Olive Tree, April 7, 2013 "In the News: Locust Plague-Obama--Sandstorm in Israel"

Times of Israel, March 19, 2013: "Barack Obama's Timetable in Israel"

The Last World Government

 - By Daymond Duck -

 http://raptureready.com/featured/duck/dd259.html

From Genesis to Revelation God has placed verses of Scripture in the Bible that can be assembled like pieces of a puzzle to reveal the future.

One verse of Scripture or one piece of the puzzle may not reveal much, but when many of the verses or many of the pieces are assembled in the proper way they come together to reveal a picture that is easy to understand.

One well-known verse of Scripture says, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace" (Isa. 9:6).

The government wasn't upon the shoulders of Jesus when He came the first time, but it will be upon the shoulders of Jesus when He comes back as King of kings, and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:16).

Satan knows this. He is God's arch enemy and he wants to rule the government that God has set aside for Jesus.

He was behind Nimrod's (a name that means "let us revolt") effort to establish a world government at the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9). But God always knows what Satan is up to and He thwarted Satan's plan by scattering Nimrod and his followers all over the then known world.

Satan continued his quest to take the place of Jesus as the head of a world government in Egypt (#1), then Assyria (#2) and then Babylon (#3).

In Babylon (#3), Satan's puppet Nebuchadnezzar was having dreams about the future that disturbed him. One of his dreams was particularly disturbing and he tried to get answers from his sorcerers and others, but he wound up having to rely upon Daniel for its meaning.

Following prayer and a revelation from God, we get another piece of the puzzle. Babylon (#3) would be replaced by another kingdom (Medes and Persians #4), then another kingdom (Greece (#5), then another kingdom (Rome #6), and then another kingdom (Revived Rome plus others, #7, Dan. 2:39-40; Rev. 17:10).

And in the days of kingdom #7 (Revived Rome plus others) a Rock (Jesus) will destroy Satan's world kingdoms and the last world government will be placed upon the shoulders of Jesus (#8, Dan. 2:34-35, 44-45).

The next piece of the puzzle comes from the book of Revelation where it talks about the Tribulation Period and the seven bowl judgments.

Bowls are containers that can be used to hold beans, chili, potatoes or whatever. They can also be used to hold the wrath of God.

Sin that is not covered by the blood of Jesus stirs the wrath of God. He could pour His wrath out upon people each time they sin, but He loves people, and He is merciful and patient.

So His wrath is delayed and allowed to accumulate in bowls. He could have poured it out when the first bowl got full, or the second bowl, or the third bowl, etc., but He didn't.

Anyway, there is a line and when all seven bowls get filled with God's wrath He will instruct seven angels to dump His wrath upon the earth.

·        The 1st Bowl will be against those that take the mark of the beast (Rev. 16:1-2).

·        The 2nd Bowl will be against the sea creatures that survived previous judgments.

·        The 3rd Bowl will be against those who harmed God's people and the prophets (Rev. 16:4-6).

·        The 4th Bowl will be against those who blasphemed God and refused to repent.

·        The 5th Bowl will be against the throne and kingdom of the Antichrist (Rev. 16:10).

·        The 6th Bowl will be against the armies of the Antichrist.

·        The 7th Bowl will be against the religious and commercial centers of the Antichrist (16:17-19).

Following 7 world governments, 7 angels will dump 7 bowls of God's wrath upon the earth and 7 years of Tribulation period will come to an end.

The Antichrist will be destroyed and the government of the world will be placed upon the shoulders of Jesus. Many writers think this will be at the beginning of the 7th Millennium.

Prophecy Plus Ministries

Daymond & Rachel Duck

duck_daymond@yahoo.com  

The U.S. State Department: Out of Touch with
America, Out of Touch with
Reality


Dear James,

The U.S. State Department once again demonstrates that it fails to grasp the true nature of the threat from Islamic jihad by endorsing a Canadian publication produced by Islamist organizations—even after the Canadian Mounted Police rejected the very same manual.

State Department Endorses Canadian Islamist Manual that Describes Jihad as 'Noble'

By Andrew C. McCarthy

At the Washington Free Beacon, Adam Kredo reports that the State Department has issued a tweet endorsing a manual that promotes sharia and admonishes investigators not to use terms like “jihad,” which it describes as “a noble concept” in Islam.

The manual, United Against Terrorism, is said by its sponsors – the Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) – to combat the radicalization of young Muslims. Yet, after being consulted during the manual’s writing, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police rejected the final product due to its “adversarial tone.”

That’s putting it mildly. Upon reading the book, Toronto Star columnist Anthony Furey observes that it frowns on “liberal values,” forbidding such things as the intermingling of the sexes in civil society and the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim, while promoting the treatment of adultery and premarital sex as crimes for which “punishments are harsh.”

The manual admonishes that “Terrorism is not jihad. Jihad is a noble concept in Islam.” It further discourages Muslims from cooperating with law enforcement officials, even if the police are seeking information about Islamic radicals – the very “extremists” the manual ostensibly sets itself against. It also derides investigative measures designed to gather intelligence against terrorists.

Yet, the U.S. State Department lauded the manual yesterday, tweeting: “Canada: handbook to help parents understand extremists, combat recruitment [with a link to the manual.]”

As Mr. Kredo notes, the State Department’s approbation struck some Twitter users as curious. It should not have. The State Department, throughout the tenures of Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, has been second only to the White House itself in championing the Muslim Brotherhood, whose promotion of sharia and project to forbid notice of the Islamic doctrinal roots of Islamic terrorism are amply reflected in the manual.

The airbrushing of jihad is also familiar. It is the same spin I discussed here in 2010 when then-White House counterterrorism czar (and now-CIA director) John Brennan claimed that we must not “describe our enemy as ‘jihadists’” because “jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam” that merely means “to purify oneself or one’s community.”

In point of fact, according to the authoritative sharia manual Reliance of the Traveller, which has been endorsed by scholars at al-Azhar University in Cairo (the seat of Sunni scholarship since the tenth century) and by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (the Muslim Brotherhood’s think-tank), “Jihad means to war against non-Muslims.” As Answering Islam’s Yoel Natan has recounted, jihad is referred to in 164 verses of the Koran, almost exclusively in terms of combat.

Moreover, if – even as jihadists are rampaging – you want to indulge the Brennan/Obama administration fantasy that jihad has evolved, Brennan’s anodyne rendering of the concept is hopelessly flawed. I explained why in the 2010 column:

Jihad is, always and everywhere, the mission to implement, spread, or defend sharia, the Islamic legal code. It is not exclusively violent; an army doesn’t need to be violent if its enemies are willing to give ground. But jihad only “means to purify oneself or one’s community” in a very narrow sense. It is not the syrupy quest to become a better person but the command to become a better Muslim; it is not the smiley-face mission to “purify” one’s community of crime but the command to cleanse one’s community of non-Islamic influences.

The inextricable bond between jihad and sharia is also easily explained. In Muslim doctrine, sharia is deemed the necessary precondition for Islamicizing a society. Islam’s designs are hegemonic: Even in its less threatening iterations, it is taken as a given that believers must call all of humanity to the faith. What separates the true moderates from the faux moderates and the terrorists are the lengths to which one is willing to go in carrying out that injunction. That it is an injunction, however, is not open to debate.

Our political leaders can continue to trivialize jihad as if it were some benign struggle to brush after every meal. They can continue to ignore the core tenets that make sharia antithetical to a free, self-determining society. But they can’t do that and do the only job we need them to do: protect our lives and our liberties.

Again, if the State Department, the administration, and the Beltway political class are going to keep looking at Islamists –i.e., Islamic supremacists who promote sharia – as part of the counterterrorism solution rather than a big part of the anti-American, anti-Western liberalism problem, we are never going to get out of our own way.

 

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It's the End of the World, Now What?  

Pete Garcia

http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8352 

Hal Lindsey's been saying now for the better part of 50 years, that Christ's return is imminent, but I fear that for many, apocalypse fatigue is setting in. The "Left Behind" series sparked a huge renewed interest into the idea of the Rapture and for what follows, but even that excitement seems to have faded. With all the geo-political, economic, and technological changes happening every day, modern man's attention span is steadily decreasing.

Increasingly, we express concern over the swelling anti-Christian sentiment that is growing here in the West, and express outright shock over the brutality of that same anti-Christian sentiment in the East. Half of Christianity wants to reclaim the world, this present world, for Christ and build His kingdom for Him, and the rest of Christianity is divided on how the end does happen. In fact, MOST of Christendom today, does not advocate the only doctrinal position that is logical, Biblical -- a Pre-Tribulational Rapture, otherwise known as our "Blessed Hope" (Titus 2:13).

All that aside, the truth is that believers for millennia have long pondered, wondered about, and longed to see what the days we live in would be like. While our days may be increasingly onerous and dangerous, it is also exciting to see the pages of the prophetic scripture come to life right before our very eyes. And so it is both bitter and sweet, that we live to see these days come to pass, just as Christ, the prophets and apostles said they would.

"But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober...For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him (1 Thess 5:4-6, 9-10).

So it is that we, the final generation, are called to stand firm in the growing tide of darkness which all the more enshrouds this fallen planet. But in our standing, we are to do four things which will not only bring glory to God, become a witness and a testimony to the lost, but will also encourage and embolden our brothers and sisters in these trying times. We are to worship, wait, work, and watch.

Worship

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1-2)

For the born-again Christian, our worship is not solely limited to what we do in a church building on Sunday morning's, but it also involves how we live our lives. All of the life of every Christian should be an act of worship. The Apostle Paul, via the Holy Spirit, instructs us to present our bodies, our hearts, and our minds, to God as a living sacrifice. Once you become a believer in Jesus Christ, you are no longer your own, because you were bought with a price. (1 Cor 6:19-20) We are to become living sacrifices, crucifying the flesh daily, so that we may live in the Spirit. This is not easy, because the flesh becomes a powerful obstruction to our walk with God. Our primary goals as believers are to worship God, mature in the faith, and witness to those who do not know the Lord. We demonstrate our worship, by how we live our lives, by being a living sacrifice. We mature in the faith, when we learn how we live by our worship which by glorifying God puts our trust in Him, and not ourselves. Therefore our worship, becomes a living testimony to those who do not know Christ, and Christ said that if we would glorify Him, HE would draw all men to Himself (John 12:31-33).

Wait

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself". (Philippians 3:20-21)

Anyone who has ever had to wait for anything, realizes that waiting is not fun. But waiting adds to faith in a way that immediate gratification cannot. It develops and matures you in your walk (sanctification) with the Lord. Abraham, who exhibited an amazing amount of faith, waited many decades for the promise of a son that the Lord would provide to both him and Sarah. Once that heir (Isaac) came and grew, God then instructed Abraham to take him to Mt. Moriah (modern day Golgotha/Calvary), making Isaac carry his own wood which Abraham would use to sacrifice him. This all seemed contrary to all that God had promised him, but Abraham was prepared to do this up until the point that the Angel of the Lord stayed his hand. Abraham demonstrated his faith that even if God had him kill his own son, God would raise him again or else God would be breaking his own promise (Gen. 15:1-5; 22:3-5).

While the waiting was something that Abraham and Sarah struggled with, it developed and matured them. And our waiting is not in vain because "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9). Anytime we lose sight of this, let us remember the day we came to Christ: what if God had chosen the day prior, to be the day of the Rapture? While we wait, let God develop us into the people He wants us to become. In our waiting, let us focus on the goal of running for the prize (1 Cor. 9:25; Phil. 3:14).

Even though our ultimate goal is Heaven, our goal here on earth should be that " we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ." (Ephesians 4:13-15)

Work

"...But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing". (1 Thessalonians 4:10-12)

Unlike the prosperity propaganda that many successful self-help televangelists love to promote, God has not called us to a life of luxury and riches. I am not saying that a Christian can't be wealthy, or that God can't bless us in those areas, because He can and He does. What I am saying is that that should not be our focus in life. While our fiat currency system may be a necessity to survive in these last days, it should not be what motivates us. That should not be what we strive for or yearn for. Wherever you are, and whatever you do, do it for the Lord. Don't do it so that other men can notice you, or that you do it for the accolades and praise of people, but serve God with a willing heart.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19-21)

Watch

"Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." (Luke 12:35-40)

What is increasingly perplexing to me, considering all that is transpiring around the world, is the outright rejection and denial of the Rapture and of Christ's Second Coming by those who claim to be Christian. I expect this from mainstream media, government, and pop culture, but how a denomination (take your pick) rejects 30% of their Bible, only to focus on everything BUT Christ's soon return, baffles my mind.

Consider these events that are rapidly advancing in our day:

-the coming together of global governance

-the rapid technological advancements that are enabling and merging together a tracking, monitoring, and digital financial system that ultimately will become the 'mark of the beast'

-growing lukewarmness and apostate nature of "Christianity"

-Geo-political alignments of nations, all seemingly hostile to Israel

-increasingly devastating natural disasters and pestilence

-false/pseudo messiah's

-wars and rumors of wars

-rise of occultism and paganism

-the rise of all sorts of violence around the earth

-global economy on the verge of collapse

Literally, I could go on and on with what is going wrong in the world, but I think you get the drift. Many in Christendom would say pompously- "ahh that stuff has been going on since the beginning. Everything is cyclical, and we are just in another cycle of endless cycles-- when things get bad, then they get better, and then bad, and so on and so forth." I have spoken personally to many people and clergy who hold to this opinion.

For them, Christ's return is about as important a focus for them and their ministries as the color of icicles are on Saturn's rings. They are far "too busy building up His Kingdom here" to worry about if or when Christ will return. For these people, Christ Himself said this...

Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. (Revelation 3:3)

Ah, but the skeptic says, "Hey, that doesn't apply to me, Jesus (if He even wrote that), was speaking to some church in ancient Asia Minor. That has no relevance to me today." Notice what Christ says in the very next verse... "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches" (Rev. 3:4).

Conclusion

We are called in these last days to stand firm and to be bulwarks in a growing storm that is increasingly and violently shifting and moving everything about. The only way we can stand firm is if we stand in Christ because in and of ourselves, we do not possess the ability, nor even the desire to go against the dark tide. It is not pleasant, especially considering what is coming upon the earth and in particular, what we have to look forward to so long as the Lord tarries. But we stand nonetheless, and we proclaim the saving power of the blood of Christ through worship, waiting, working, and watching.

Some worship and work, but do not watch or wait for the Lord's return, and they quickly burn out. Some watch and wait, but do not work or worship, and they drift off into the fringe. We need all four to balance out our faith, because work is tiresome, and without the hope of our "Blessed Hope" we lose heart. All watching and no worship causes us to watch for anything, and soon our short attention span hearts, will drift into areas that appear more exciting or conspiratorial. We need all four because God built us to do all four, and when any of the four are missing, we drift from where God intended us to be. God built us with eternity in our hearts, and only the eternal can fully satisfy what we know is lacking in the here and now.

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Cor. 4:16-18) 

Nuttle Report - Respect for Binding Principles

 11/21/2014

Last night, the President of the United States announced an Executive Order that would grant special protection to a class of immigrants currently residing illegally inside the United States.  The number of persons affected by this Executive Order may exceed 5 million people.   

The President argues that this is a limited action, only dealing with individuals who have lived in this country for five years, have committed no crimes, and are currently living here as productive, law abiding citizens. 

Law enforcement officers, and in particular sheriffs, are protesting this Order strenuously.  There has been no advice provided on how to execute law enforcement in dealing with such immigrants.  They don’t carry papers certifying when they entered the country.  They’re here illegally.  There may be ways to prove that they’ve been here for five years, but think of all of the processes that will have to be developed to adjudicate so many claims. How do authorities at the local level know that these people are productive and law abiding?  What about immigrants who have been here four years?  Will they be illegible next year?

Most debate surrounding this Executive Order has centered on the material point of whether or not such an action is constitutional in its circumvention of Congress and existing laws now on the books.  My report is produced for the purpose of stimulating debate about principles that unite us rather than policy that divides us.  It is important to first establish foundational principles that guide our country and our society for the good of the generations.  The political debate should be about priorities based on those principles and the determination of government policy to implement our priorities.

As previously reported, we have established a new website entitled The New Horizon Council (
http://www.newhorizoncouncil.com
).  The purpose of the New Horizon Council is to facilitate a conversation with America that is not being held today.  What are the principles that bind us rather than the policy that divides us?  The New Horizon Council has set out four pillars of principles that were originally addressed at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that produced our current Constitution.  They are: The Constitution, Economics, Government Facilitation, and Foreign Policy.  Simple axioms are listed for each principle to help frame the debate of priorities. You can find those on the website along with more detail.

The President’s Executive Order challenges the second axiom of the principles of the Constitution.   

That axiom is that states have rights on certain issues superior to the federal government.  I would argue that the more egregious breach of American principles by the President’s Executive Order is that he has not taken into consideration states’ rights to provide services to its citizens as they see fit.

The governor of my home state of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, issued a statement last night questioning the legality of the President’s actions and the undetermined costs to the states resulting in said immigrants becoming eligible for government services.  The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is already financially stressed in meeting its mission statement of providing health care to poor citizens.  It is unknown how many new applicants for health care will be generated by this Executive Order.  The President appears to have little sensitivity to the resulting application of his Executive Order, not only to the burden that may result to the states in increased costs, but also in reference to states’ constitutional right for authority over those matters not expressly enumerated to the federal government by the Constitution.

The founding of the United States of America was an experiment in expanding freedom for all. 

 However, freedom for all means equal freedom for all, not freedom at the expense of someone else’s freedom or rights.  Herein lies an example of the federal government advocating a policy without respect for principles or priorities.  The President’s Executive Order is in direct violation of the second axiom of the principle of the Constitution.  His action divides us by pitting one group of people against another, rather than determining priorities and implementing policy tied to principles that bind us.  In such a framework of discussion, citizens can understand that any particular government action taken is to provide equal freedom to all.

My name is Marc Nuttle and this is what I believe.

What do you believe?

One Fat and Sassy Church

- Wendy Wippel -

http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8357

Believers see the UN's Agenda 2030 as a blueprint for one-world government ratified September 25, 2015 as a harbinger of the seven-year period called the Tribulation. Doubters point to the persistence of deep divisions in world views, most significantly with respect to religion. No argument there. But when the church is gone only delusion will remain.

We saw a couple of weeks ago that the Pope, at the UN, concurred with the UN's call for global government in order to accomplish peace and parity for all, through the 17 comprehensive global issues areas that are now slated to come under UN control.  And high on the list of his methods of affecting world peace is to iron out differences in religious views.

Iron out meant literally. As completely remove them.

And he got started almost the minute he donned the Popely garb.

In July of 2013, His Holiness wished for Muslims celebrating Ramadan that their efforts would bear great spiritual fruit.

Despite the fact that by definition, according to the Qur'an, the purpose of Ramadan is to "magnify" Allah.

A short time later, he sent a message to the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar Mosque, Ahmed Al Tayyeb, expressing his respect for Islam and hope that a mutual understanding could be achieved so that Islam and the Vatican could work together for peace and justice.

Not long after, the Vatican issued a statement expressing their opinion that profound respect for the beliefs and texts of other religions (in the context, specifically, of Islam) is "an essential precondition for the peaceful coexistence of peoples."

And in one intriguingly unguarded moment, Pope Francis defined what, for him, Christianity consisted of:

"Fundamentalism is always a falsification of religion and goes against the meaning of religion which is, instead, an invitation to share God's peace throughout the world ... The basic message of religion must be against violence."

So...through this religion named "peace", an invitation, in the name of the generic God, to share world peace can succeed, according to Francis. Which would seem doubtful, unless he had an ace up his sleeve of some sort.

And perhaps he does. An ace named The Virgin Mary.

Largely under the American religious radar, Virgin Mary apparitions have been going on all over the world. Particularly in Islamic countries.

Like Egypt. A socioeconomic crisis in 1968 was accompanied by an image of the Virgin Mary above a Coptic Christian church in Cairo and remained five months. More than a million Islamic Egyptians saw the apparition, and largely viewed it as a supernatural sign of support.  Mary again appeared, clothed in light, in 2009, and again in Cairo, in 2010. A Catholic priest who saw her then believed that her appearance was meant to bring about the end of the state of tensions between Muslims and Christians and an end to extremism.

Like Syria. Mary (our lady of Soufanieh) appeared in Damascus in 1982, during a civil war.  And this time she spoke, delivering messages that focused on peace among all peoples. (The house in which Our Lady of Soufanieh appears is now a focal point of prayer in Damascus for both Christians and Muslims.)

Like Lebanon. an 8- minute apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared in Harrisa, Lebanon, in 2012, telling all Christians to give, and never, ever to judge.

And of course, in Bosnia, Herzegovina, where the mother of Jesus has ostensibly appeared in the town of Medjugorje repeatedly since 1981. Her website records her nearly 15 years of messages, and includes Arab translations.

As well as translations in nearly every other language.  Because the apparitions aren't appearing just to Arabs. Mary appeared to Rwandans shortly before the genocide there. And in Japan, beginning in 1983.

And in Mexico, and in Italy, and in Spain, and in Canada, and in Russiaa, and in Peru, and in Vietnam, and in France, and in Nigeria, and in Korea, and in Argentina, and in Zaire, and in Ukraine, and in Camerron, and in the Phillipines. and in Haiti.

And in Israel. All in just the last 30 years. Islam, particularly, in fact, has revered the Virgin Mary, and for centuries, as she is the only woman mentioned in the Koran and mentioned many more times than Mary is mentioned in the Bible.

So aside for us pesky Christians, for whom Christianity is not about world peace or social justice, but about spiritual truth. it would seem that the whole world, in fact, could rally around the Christianity shaping up under the new Vatican (with a little bit of help from Old Scratch himself in the form of the Virgin Mary) . Whose workings with respect to the new world church on the horizon are evident in the fact that many Protestant churches are now adding veneration of Mary to their practices.

Can you say Laodicea? 

As for the real church? Well, we'll be safe in the arms of our Redeemer, having been snatched out ahead of the chaos to come.

True religion, accord to the Pope, must..."promote dialogue, reconciliation and peace." Jesus said... "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword".

Pretty big gap there, between "Christianity" and Christ.  And from where I sit? Gets bigger every day.

Which only means His return gets closer, right?

Maranatha!

I hope one and all had a blessed remembrance of our Lord's birth and found exactly what they wanted under their respective trees.  But does anybody else get the feeling, from our daily headlines, that those of us waiting for the Lord's return and according to a boat load of verses in the New Testament, we all should be, right? It seems to indicate that we may have another reason for celebration coming? One spelled R-A-P-T-U-R-E ?

 

Is it just me, or do the headlines seemingly push the date closer every day?

 Exhibit A:

The United States' decision to abstain from the UN vote on restricting Jewish settlements in land that they won fair and square, after being attacked, in the 6-day war in 1967.  A vote that every one of the other countries with voting rights enthusiastically supported.

Which makes a chilling confirmation of a prophecy by  Micah official: Micah 4:11:  

 

'But now many nations are gathered against you. They say, "Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat over Zion!"

 

Other versions translate the word translated as 'gloat'  here-- as to "feast on", or to "react in ecstasy" at what they see.

 

Having read a fair amount of world reaction to the UN vote -the fact that finally, a unanimous vote against Israel had been achieved--a unanimous vote to strip them of their land -I think all of the above translations were spookily exact descriptions of the world's reaction.

 

Officially, as you read this, just as Micah described, the whole world is licking their chops and anticipating Israel's defilement.  The leaders of the whole world, in unison, are licking their chops thinkng about  Israel's ultimate destruction. 

 

Which means that last Friday really was a momentous moment in Israel's history.  A day prophesied by Micah  about 700 B.C. That the whole world would, together anticipate an imminent demise of Israel.

 

I said a momentous moment, not a merry one.

 

A momentous day fulfilled in our presence on Friday, December 23, 2016.  You probably missed it. I know I did.

 

I myself personally was making fudge Friday.  Israel was not on my radar.

 

But there was another thing, at least as prophetic that was not on my radar Friday, and probably, ditto, not on yours.

 

Exhibit B: Assad wasn't finished.

 

Destroying Aleppo and its largely innocent population wasn't enough.  Leaving bodies of babies with their intestines displaced onto Aleppo's streets wasn't enough.  Killing whole families wasn't enough. Giving the Syrian army tacit permission to rape Aleppo's fleeing women wasn't enough. There were still pockets of resistance.   

 

Mostly near Damascus.

 

So on the same Friday on which Micah's prophecy was fulfilled,  Assad began shelling another section of his own country, a rebel held valley just northwest of Damascus. Same tactics, and probably the same tragic effects. (This area also provides most of the city's water.)

 

Anybody remember that section of Isaiah called "the burden of Damascus"? Tantalizing short, it's time of fulfillment has been discussed for millennia: 

 

"Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap." Isaiah 17:1

 

That's all there is. The next few verses just confirm that Damascus and its environs will sometime in the future be toast. Whatever point at which God has ordained that this verse will be fulfilled. 

 

When exactly that will be has been hotly debated.  But many believe that the destruction of Damascus is a prelude to Armageddon.

 

Seemingly, the destruction of Damascus could be imminent.

 

Exhibit C: Assad had help. 

 

Russia and Syria have been bosom buddies for a while now,  with Soviet forces playing a big part in achieving the destruction of Pesky Aleppo for Putin's BFF Assad. We all know this, right?  

 

What has seemingly escaped the radar-I guess lost in the Santa and stockings we've been concentrating on in the states-is that Iranian  forces joined Assad's forces and helped to clinch the victory.

 

That should be setting off some mental alarms. Because  any alliance of Iran and Russia, for prophecy students, inevitably conjures up one specific passage in Ezekiel. One that talks about rulers named Gog and Magog, who come together to make war on Israel.  

 

And that series of battles is also considered by most a prologue to the ultimate final final battle on the plains of Megiddo, also known as Armageddon.  

 

No worries, though. We know where we'll be. Watching from the  mezzanine.

 

(I started to say the cheap seats, but the these seats weren't cheap!)

 

 And we know What God has ultimately promised to His people; again through Micah: 

 

"I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people. The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it;" Their king will pass before them, With the Lord at their head. Micah 2:12-13

 

What a day that will be, and I can't wait to see it.!!

 

Is the stage being set?

 

Happy New year, Saints!  And maybe this will be the year we meet Our Savior face to face!

Microchipping Fears Force Changes To Bill That Allows Tracking People

http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=897

Under the guise of public safety, Democratic and Republican law makers have pushed for a law that would allow for the implantation of tracking microchips in minors with autism and senior citizens with dementia.

Following the drowning deaths of 9-year-old Kevin Curtis Wills in 2008 and 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo in 2014, both diagnosed with autism, legislators presented Bill H.R. 4919 that would apply to both children and the elderly.

Introduced by Rep. Christ Smith (R., N.J.) and known as Kevin and Avonte's Law, the bill would have allowed for the Attorney General to implement different tracking methods while grants would be given to law enforcement and non-profits for participating and promoting the program, one of which could be microchip tracking.

An expansion of the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program already in place, the bill would both authorize $2 million for 5 years and extend the program to children with autism as well as see its name changed to Missing Americans Alert Program.

Commenting on the original bill, Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government said, "It is almost too absurd to believe that it is true, but the House Judiciary Committee is considering H.R. 4919 that would allow for the Attorney General to authorize tracking chips to be inserted involuntarily into people who are incapacitated with Alzheimer's and other fatal dementias."

The threat to civil liberties and the slippery slope that this law would rest on should be immediately apparent.

Thankfully, conservative response to the bill forced lawmakers to introduce changes to weaken the law. The bill now requires that the tracking devices be neither invasive nor permanent and that they be voluntary, consented to by the legal guardian of the patient.

Supporters of the bill believe that the changes have addressed the concerns about privacy and government overreach and it has now passed the House in a vote of 436 to 66 and there remains little doubt it will pass the Senate.

A conservative voice of reason in the scramble to submit to more government control, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert has stated that the bill still represents a dangerous level of overreach and could open the door to expansion or more similar programs in the future. Keep in mind that the original bill was passed with "unanimous consent" in a mostly empty Senate chamber, strategically avoiding even a vote on the matter.

Speaking in opposition to the new law, he said on the floor of the house this week, "While this initiative may have noble intentions, 'small and temporary' programs in the name of safety and security often evolve into permanent and enlarged bureaucracies that infringe on the American people's freedoms. That is exactly what we have here.

A safety problem exists for people with Alzheimer's, autism and other mental health issues, so the fix, we are told, is to have the Department of Justice start a tracking program so we can use some device or method to track these individuals 24/7."

He went on to explain both the concerns with the bill itself as well as how easily it was passed through the Senate without a formal vote. "It is absolutely staggering that the Republican majorities in the House and Senate could be so blind to government overreach that they would allow a federal tracking program, not for criminals in the U.S., not for terrorists, not for illegal immigrants or even immigrants who commit crimes, but for people with 'developmental disabilities' a term that is subject to wide misinterpretation."

Addressing the issue of the bill's passage, he continued, "The Senate Republican leaders even brought it to the floor with almost no one there and asked that the new Big Brother program be passed without even having a vote at all - someone just asks for 'unanimous consent.'

Since no one is advised about the bill being brought up, no one who would object knows to be there, so it passes without anyone ever actually voting for it." The revised bill will now face the Senate once again.

It is terrifying to think that a law authorizing tracking via implanted microchips went both ignored in the media and passed the Senate without even a vote.

Now, a marginally improved law that paves the way for an incremental erosion of liberty, has passed the House and still there is little protest or even coverage.

Wandering of Alzheimer's patients may be a problem, but in some cases the solution is worse. Sometimes well-intentioned and limited in scope at first, such programs have a history of expanding and becoming the new normal. It's up to conservatives to hold the line.

 

Obama Takes Giant Step Toward Armageddon

By Daymond Duck

http://raptureready.com/featured/duck/dd260.html

God clearly made an unconditional covenant to give all (not part) of the land of Canaan to Israel for an everlasting (forever) possession and He also promised to be Israel's God (Gen. 17:7-8).

\Following the return of Israel at the end of the age, God clearly said, "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people andfor my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land" (Joel 3:2).

In the last half of the Tribulation period, God will drag the nations into the Valley of Jehoshaphat for the battle of Armageddon because they have scattered the Jews (forced some of them off of the West Bank) and divided their land (created two-states out of the land of Israel; see Matt. 24:15-16). 

In the last several weeks, there have been dozens of reports that Pres. Obama was scheming to stab Israel in the back before he left office. His sinister scheme has now come to fruition no matter how hard he and his anti-Semites pretend that they didn't want to do it.

But he did more than stab Israel in the back. He stabbed God in the back by calling His Word a lie and saying that the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, belongs to the Palestinians and not Israel.

He stabbed every American in the back by exposing the U.S. to the judgment of God for Mr. Obama's deliberate act of revenge (Obad. 1:15).

Christians need to pray that Donald Trump and a coalition of Republicans and Democrats can quickly reverse this global atrocity. That is a possibility because many prominent Democrats have rightly denounced Mr. Obama's ungodly action.

He stabbed the world in the back by making it a more dangerous place and dooming the armies of the world to destruction at the battle of Armageddon.

He stabbed the Palestinians in the back because they no longer have to negotiate with Israel and they will have to be defeated on the battlefield.

He stabbed Donald Trump in the back by making the Middle East problem worse than ever and harder to solve.

He stabbed himself in the back by doing something that the Bible clearly says will come back on him and there is plenty of solid evidence to show that it will happen.

The terrible deed of this servant of Satan was a previously planned Bible denying resolution in the UN Security Council on Dec. 23, 2016 demanding that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory. It said Israel's settlements are not legal and they are putting the two-state solution in jeopardy.

The way God sees it He gave the land to Israel and the Palestinians are the occupiers (Deut. 32:8-9). He knows the Palestinian Authority came into being in 1967. He knows that in the history of the world there has never been a Palestinian state and there will ultimately be one state not two when He gets through dealing with Israel's enemies for rejecting His will.

Pres. Obama could have vetoed this satanic document, but he contributed to its passage by having the U.S. Ambassador to the UN abstain. His decision to not vote was a decision to let it pass.

Understand that this is not the seven year covenant that begins the Tribulation Period (Dan. 9:24-27). It is interesting because of something the UN Ambassador said when she abstained, but there is nothing in the resolution about 7 years.

She said "We cannot stand in the way of this resolution in the quest for two states living side by side in peace and security." Saying "peace and security" is the same thing as saying, "peace and safety."

Understand that the Temple will still be rebuilt, the animal sacrifices will still resume, the Antichrist will still sit in the Temple, still say that he is God, and every jot and tittle of the remainder of God's Word will be fulfilled. But this is a giant step in the direction of the battle of Armageddon.

It is undeniable evidence that Jerusalem is a burdensome stone for the world (Zech. 12:2), a major sign that the Tribulation period is getting close, and by implication, solid evidence that the Rapture is not far off.

It is also important to note that Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "We do not accept, nor can we accept, this resolution." This implies more problems in the future, possibly war and more and greater judgment from God.

Finally, Donald Trump and several politicians have signaled their displeasure with the UN. The U.S. needs to stop throwing money down that corrupt rat hole and get out. January 21, 2017 would not be too soon for many Americans.

Prophecy Plus Ministries

Daymond & Rachel Duck

duck_daymond@yahoo.com

Rage on Earth and Laughter in Heaven

By Daymond Duck

http://raptureready.com/featured/duck/dd261.html

Psalm 2 is like an outline of the future, but it seems like the future is coming true today. Notice what each verse says.

Verse 1: God asked, "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?"

Daymond's interpretation" "Why do the heathen (non-Jews, could be Muslims) get all worked up, protest, riot, injure and kill others, and harbor thoughts (such as the destruction of Israel) that will never come to fruition?"

Verses 2-3: God said, "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us."

Daymond's interpretation: "What would cause non-Jewish political and religious leaders to call a meeting of the UN Security Council and adopt an Antichrist spirit to plot against Jehovah and His Messiah? What would cause them to say, 'Let us break the restraints (Scriptures, prophecies, etc.) of Jehovah and Jesus with a UN resolution and decide who we want to give the Promised Land to?'"

Verse 4: "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision."

Daymond's interpretation: "The God that dwells in heaven will laugh at your pious resolution. Because you have mocked Him He will have you mocked."Verse 5: "Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure" (sounds like the Tribulation Period; Zeph. 1:15; Rev. 16:1-21).

Daymond's interpretation: "In a short time (God's time), you will experience the Tribulation period. He will speak to you with wrath in His voice. You have exposed Israel to terror so you will be terrorized" (see Obad. 1:15).

Verse 6: "Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion."

Daymond's interpretation: "God has already determined that the King of His choice (Jesus) will sit on His (not the throne of your choice) Holy Mountain (the Temple Mount) in His (not your) city of Jerusalem."

Verse 7: "I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee."

Daymond's interpretation: "Jesus wants everyone to know what one of Jehovah's decrees says: He (Jesus) is God's Son and He was raised from the dead" (explained by Paul at Acts 13:29-37).

Verse 8: "Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession."

Daymond's interpretation: "God told Jesus to ask and He will give the non-Jews and all the world to Him." They are trying to destroy the Jews and possess the land God gave to Israel so Jesus needs only to ask and God will give them and the whole earth to Jesus.

Verse 9: "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

Daymond's interpretation: "When Jesus gets through with these people they will be less valuable than pieces of a broken vase."

Verses 10-12: "Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Bless are all they that put their trust in him."

Daymond's interpretation: "God advised the non-Jewish political and religious leaders to wise up, serve Jesus and respect Him because just a little of His wrath is enough to destroy them and because those who trust Him will be blessed."

Having said this, my friend August Rosado made a comment in his latest newsletter that blessed my heart (www.todayinbibleprophecy.org). He said, "It reminds me of the biblical story of Balaam ,who Balak the king of Moab hired to curse Israel. God warns Balaam not to curse Israel because they are a blessed people, (Numbers 22:12). Instead of Balaam cursing Israel, he blessed Israel. God turned the whole situation around. The point is Obama has cursed Israel, but God can turn the curse into a blessing. I believe this will happen with incoming Trump Administration, who promised to stand by Israel, and reverse all Obama has done."

All Christians know that our trust must be in God not Donald Trump. But God can use Donald Trump to fulfill His Word.

For example, I am not predicting it, but it would not surprise me one bit to finally see a U.S. backlash against the UN (bills are already being drafted in congress by members of both parties), ISIS quickly defeated, the UN moving to Babylon, war and the Jews finally worshipping on the Temple Mount.

And because the UN political and religious leaders keep trying to destroy Israel they will be taken over by a political leader called the Antichrist and a religious leader called the False Prophet.

For the time being, it is being reported that U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry is drafting a Resolution to recognize a Palestinian State before Donald Trump is inaugurated. If this happens and God doesn't lay it upon the heart of another nation to veto it, the dividing of the land of Israel and the scattering of Jews from some West Bank settlements will most likely be set in stone for activation at a future date.

Also, the servants of the Great Red Dragon at the UN may pass more resolutions, but no matter what they do the God of Israel is still God, Israel is still the apple of His eye, He still listens to the prayers of Christians and Jews, His Word is still true, and everyone would be wise to kiss the Son.

Maranatha.

Prophecy Plus Ministries

Daymond & Rachel Duck

duck_daymond@yahoo.com

The New "Ministry of Truth"

 - By Matt Ward -

http://raptureready.com/soap2/ward75.html

 

 "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." (George Orwell)

 

The national conversation has always been shaped by fake news stories. In 1980, Janet Cooke received a Pulitzer Prize for her piece "Jimmy's World." In the story, Cooke detailed how "Jimmy," a "precious little boy" had "needle marks freckling the baby-smooth skin of his thin, brown arms."

It was a truly searing story about an eight year old heroin addict in Washington D.C. The story became so widely read and influential that Mayor Marion Barry spent inordinate amounts of money searching for poor little "Jimmy" in order to rescue him from his utterly dire situation. The only problem was that the story was a complete fake. Cooke had made the whole thing up. "Jimmy" was a figment of her imagination.

In 2003, New York Times reporter Jayson Blair became infamous for simply "inventing" numerous published news stories. He was especially renowned for filing news reports, supposedly from other cities, when he was in fact sitting comfortably in his Brooklyn apartment.

So significant were Blair's lies that the New York Times took the unprecedented step of releasing a statement acknowledging that Blair has caused a "profound betrayal of trust, and a low point in the 152 year history of the newspaper."

The 1970s film Saturday Night Fever, which later became culturally iconic, was itself based on a fake news story. The whole film was originally supposed to be a fictionalized account of a real disco dancer's life and times. Until writer Nik Cohn admitted it was all entirely made up.

Who can forget Rathergate, perhaps one of the most pivotal news scandals of the era, bringing an ignominious end to Dan Rather's once stellar career? In 2004, Rather and his producer, Mary Maples attempted to influence the outcome of the 2004 U.S. general election by fabricating documents that called into question George W Bush's service record in the Air National Guard.

Rather and Maples used documents, supposedly from the 1960s to validate their claims. The only issue with this, later exposed extensively in the blogosphere, was that they used 2004-era word processing to produce the 1960 era documents.

In response CBS generated more fake news stories to protect Rather, instead of simply acknowledging the truth that their star reporter had systematically lied and deceived. It was a tremendous and lasting blow to CBS News' credibility.

Then there was the edited 911 call made by George Zimmerman, maliciously edited by NBC in order to make it sound as though Zimmerman was obsessed with Martin's race. There was Brian Williams, again of NBC, who in 2015, was accused of lying about taking enemy fire while in a helicopter over Iraq. Williams repeated this story over and over again over many years until he was exposed. Williams, unbelievably-still has a career in news journalism and reporting.

In the wake of 9/11 the media was awash with fake news detailing in exquisite detail how Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and editorials proclaiming him to be a clear and present danger to the United States and Western Europe. There were detailed claims that Hussein had the capability to launch these weapons in "just 45 minutes." There were claims, repeated often and widely in the U.S. media that Saddam was also in some way connected to 9/11.

Hundreds of thousands of people, many of them innocents, have died as a direct consequence of these fake news stories. A whole continent has been destabilized, the Middle East to this day remains on fire. All based on lies.

What of the lies in more recent times, that the Syrian rebels we were going to work with in order to get rid of Assad were actually "moderates" and were not in any way influenced by radicalism? These same moderates, after taking all the weapons and training they could get from America, ran off and formed their own group; we know them today as ISIS.

What about Benghazi and the lies, told over and over again by those at the very highest levels of the U.S. government, that Ambassador Christopher Stephens and the four brave America Navy Seals who tried to protect him, were killed as a direct result of a poorly produced video which mocked Islam? Utter lies.

What about the Washington Post tweeting on October 24th that "Donald Trump's chances of winning are approaching zero," followed by an in depth editorial-analysis piece detailing how "with 15 days out...the maps just keeps looking grimmer and grimmer for Donald Trump." Lies.

What of the fake news from almost every single US and Western media outlet and network in the world, proclaiming right up until late in election night itself, that Donald J. Trump had no chance at all of winning the U.S. presidency?

Fake news has always existed and has been part of our national dialogue for generations. Suddenly though, the conversation about fake news has changed. It has become much more sinister and much more ominous, especially in terms of the implications for our democracy and freedoms.

In this past week, Hilary Clinton has emerged from her self-imposed exile to take aim at the "epidemic" of fake news stories she believes cost her the election. She believes fake news is putting "lives at risk."

"This is not about politics or partisanship," Clinton said, during a tribute to departing Senate minority leader Harry Reid. "Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities."

Clinton continued, "...it is a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly."

There is an unseen, multi-spectrum war taking shape, right now, and you and I are dead center  of it. This multi-spectrum war is multi-faceted. The imposition of highly constrictive political correctness is but one element, destroying all free journalism and reporting is another.

Since the shattering conclusion of the 2016 presidential election there has been a monumental shift in attitudes toward independent, alternative news sources. Open war has been declared. Truth is now being actively redefined as whatever the U.S. government says it is. Make no mistake-a concerted effort is underway to undermine those who express any point of view  other than that taken by the United States government, and the left wing media that service  them.

The sustained effort to discredit alternative media, or any publisher who strays from the centrally agreed left wing narrative, by lumping all independent publishers into a contrived category of "fake news" has begun.  All alternative narratives, no matter how fact based, are being collectively demonized as "fake" news. 

The destruction and subjugation of the free press is one of the last steps to occur before a nation-state sinks into totalitarianism. That is happening now in America, and all over the free Western world.

The desired endgame is for people to accept as a matter of fact that whatever the United States government says is true, is true - and to dismiss all is else as lies, and "fake." It is a blatant and criminal attempt to suppress freedom. It is a clear challenge to democracy in America and with the backing of all the mainstream media, it is gaining rapid momentum. A totalitarian power seeks to exert influence over its constituents by conveying messages that only it approves of. That is what is happening right now.

In attacking so called "fake" news and demonizing those who produce and read it, the powers that be are very clearly attempting, especially in light of Donald Trump's victory, to control the public's perceptions on a wide range of issues.

Things are now moving at quite some pace. On Monday, November 14th Google and Facebook both independent of one another, announced they were taking steps against sites that spread fake news and against social media pages that publish what they alone consider to be "misleading content."

Again, this opens up truly huge questions for freedom. What exactly does constitute "misleading content?" Does a specific political viewpoint, a certain religious belief, or open criticism of the government constitute "misleading content?"

The power that social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp wield is immense, with some 2.7 billion daily users worldwide. It is absolutely imperative that sound minds make correct judgements here. To that end, both Facebook and Google will be appointing legions of faceless, unelected, anonymous and entirely unaccountable monitors whose only job will be to determine-along completely arbitrary lines, which news is "real" and which is "fake."

To make matters worse Google states that they will seek to actively punish sites publishing fake news by barring them from their AdSense network, which places advertisements on Internet sites worldwide. The thought process is all too clear; cut-off the funding, end the websites, therefore kill all dissent.

This process has only just begun and the incremental attacks on journalistic scepticism and freedom of thought, upon which a truly free press is based, will continue until all journalistic freedom comes to an end.

At the time of the end, a time now coming increasingly into focus, a man of lawlessness will rise to preside over a completely subjugated media. Big Brother really will have taken over and it will be worse than anything George Orwell could ever have envisaged.

Make no mistake-we are now witnessing the beginnings of a well organized, powerful and concerted effort by the mainstream media to undermine those independent news outlets and organizations that express peaceful dissent. It is a blatant attempt to discredit alternative media by lumping them together with the far right.

For your part, if you read or produce independent news you are being very methodically criminalized. The shining light of democracy is fading in America, despite the election of Donald Trump. Active war has been declared against him and the future is anything but certain. The only guarantee is that all things are heading, inexorably, towards a time known in the Bible as the Tribulation period.

By that time, the greatest of all demagogues will take his throne as master of all. It would seem that the steady slide into his dictatorship has already begun.

"The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. It was given power to wage war against God's holy people and to conquer them.

And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast-all whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world." (Revelation 13:5-8)

2017: The Year in Review

Pete Garcia

http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8364

After a volatile and 'seemingly unpredictable' election year, the newly forming Trump administration likewise promises to be one that is largely driven around the personality of Donald Trump. His campaign of Make America Great Again (MAGA) has pumped new vigor into a sagging economy, and has spurred both trepidation and curiosity of almost every nation around the world. President Elect Trump is unlike anything, anyone has ever seen in that office, and has been closely scrutinized for operating largely off script and predictably-unpredictable.

With that said, Fortune Magazine (Fortune.com) has teamed up with IBM's artificial intelligence "powerhouse" Watson this year for the first time, to give their own version of a 2017 forecast by mining the internet for trends to analyze. While my analysis here is a far cry from having a powerful Artificial Intelligence resource sifting through millions of terabytes of information, I do have one advantage. I'm simply a guy who looks at the world from a Biblical perspective, and bases my understanding through a scriptural prism. Seeing that God is the only Being in existence who can see both the end from the beginning, and the beginning from the end...I'd say the odds are in my favor. (Isaiah 46:9-10)

Last year, I began sort of a light-hearted (as in I don't take myself that seriously) prediction journal of the year to come, (2016: The Year in Review) on January 4th, 2016, which was based on previous years "Snapshot of a Moving Picture" review of geo-political events. As promised, I wanted to follow-up on just the major 'hits and misses' from that brief before going into 2017. So let's recap those 2016 predictions. 

Election

Hit-In January of 2016, my prediction was that Trump would win the Republican Primaries. In September 26th 2016 in the "The Last Trump" article, my prediction was that the General Election would be a "Trump blowout in November". My hunch then of a Trump victory was based on something rather simple-it was who had the momentum. It didn't matter what the press, or Hillary, or even fellow Republicans threw at Trump...nothing stuck to him. Things that would have crippled other candidates simply rolled off Trump like water off a duck's back. This is where his business mind comes in-and that is the art of taking the good and the bad, and making it all work for you. Again, most of the "experts" got it wrong.

Miss-Trump brings in Cruz/Rubio as running mate. I got this wrong because I thought he would use one or the other to solidify the Hispanic vote. Also, I didn't know much about Mike Pence, but it turned out to be a solid choice and definitely one of the reasons why Evangelicals lined up to support the ticket.

Afghanistan

Hit: US keeps troops beyond pull out date. This isn't really a win per se, but the general consensus was that Pres. Obama would pull an "Iraq" in Afghanistan, and yank everyone out on a certain date regardless of what was happening tactically on the ground.

Miss: US sticks to drawdown numbers. I didn't think he'd do it, but despite the Pentagon's advice against doing this, Pres. Obama continued the draw down to around 9,800 troops. Now that has the potential to be reversed under a Trump Administration, but I don't think he sees Afghanistan as a 'wise' investment. At the same time, we can't leave a vacuum there like we did in Iraq, or another "ISIS" type organization will just pop up.

Syria

Miss: Russia bombs Damascus. Although Russia has done a generous amount of bombings all over Syria, I thought they would level Damascus (thus fulfilling Isaiah 17) as a means to clear the rubble for Assad...but alas, this did not happen...yet.

Hit: Intensification of the fight over the Golan Heights as Israel begins limited bombings on the Syrian side along with Iran's escalation into the fray.

Energy

Hit: Israel, Cyprus, and Greece increased cooperation on a transnational natural gas pipeline. Below is some interesting excerpts from a recent article based on a meeting that took place this past December 2016: Israel, Greece, Cyprus to hold second trilateral summit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will hold a one-day summit on Thursday. The three first met together in January in Nicosia in what was hailed as the formation of a new "strategic alliance" in the eastern Mediterranean...Israel is currently weighing three options for exporting its recently discovered natural gas. The first is to export to Egypt for its needs. The second is to export to Turkey, a country keen on diversifying its energy supplies, and the third is to lay a pipeline to Cyprus and then to Greece. This option is by far the most expensive.My hunch is you can bank on option three.

Oil

Hit: Saudis (OPEC) to cut production. Having experienced several years of back to back low gas prices, the house of Saud, and by extension OPEC, has finally decided to cut back on oil production. The Saudi's had been trying to drown the market with excess oil causing lowered prices to knock out US Shale companies while simultaneously putting the economic squeeze on Russia and Iran. The problem though is that the Saudi's have been blowing through cash like no tomorrow. Well, tomorrow came. OPEC Confounds Skeptics, Agrees to First Oil Cuts in 8 Years

EU Army

Hit: Serious dialogue predicted, serious dialogue and traction continuing, especially in light of a threatening Russia, and a departing Great Britain. More than ever, a real "need" for an EU Army is emerging.

2017 Predictions

 

Middle East

Israel: US finally moves embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This will be a highly controversial move and would expect nothing less than a Psalm 83-type reaction from the Arab world to occur. It's also likely, that there could be a strong push from within the United Nations to move their headquarters out of New York as a means to protest Trump's embassy move. It's hard to say exactly when this would occur, but I would expect it to be within the first year of Trump's presidency. (Genesis 12:3)

Syria: Like Libya and Iraq, Syria has truly become a borderless, non-nation, international-battleground with many different actors (nations, rebel groups, foreign fighters, and terrorist organizations) all vying for real estate. It is unlikely that the Syria we knew in the 20th century will ever come back into existence.

Now, here is where I want to deviate from my previous prediction on her future. The prophet Isaiah states that Damascus would be utterly and completely destroyed. But that destruction occurs overnight, not dragged out over five years. So that tells me that as we enter into the sixth year of war there, either Damascus is secured by the Syrian "government" (via Russia and Iran), and is rebuilt to some degree, or what's left of it is bombed triggering the underground chemical bunkers...making it permanently and quickly destroyed as stated in Isaiah 17.

Iran has also recently created the "Fifth Attack Corps", which is a new formation of between 50-70,000 fighters-much akin to a Shiite Foreign Legion, made up of mixed fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah, Iraqi Shia, Iranians, and Syrian loyalists, all backed militarily by Russia. The name "Fifth Corps" may be an attempt to mock Iran's main antagonist in the region, the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, which is based opposite Iran in the Sunni-Arab state of Bahrain.

Iraq: ISIS will finally be driving underground from Iraq through renewed US and allied forces efforts to dislodge, dismantle, and destroy ISIS. Meanwhile, I fully expect that the Iraqi Kurds will finally secure statehood this year in northern Iraq as the central government in Baghdad continues to struggle to find its own sovereignty.

EU/Russia

BREXIT: Fizzles and stalls...not completely off the table, but no clear way forward on making it a reality in 2017. In other words...easy to vote, hard to enact.Germany: Angela Merkel loses her reelection as chancellor

France: Marine Le Pen wins. I am not completely sold on this choice, but given all the issues the French have had this past year with Islamic terrorism...it's not a stretch either.

EU Army: Continues to be solidified...especially in light of Trump's stance on the EU (and other allies) bearing more of the cost to provide for their own defense. This could also be the year we start to see the crossover of NATO commands and personnel to the newly forming EU Defense force.

NATO: NATO must decrease so that the EU Defense force can increase. While an EU centric army has not truly existed since the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it is not hard to imagine from what pool this new EU Army will recruit from. If you are a Colonel in some role within NATO, and the EU Army offers to make you a general or admiral...trust me, it will not be hard to get the leadership. They also have largely failed economies in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece...so you have a large number of unemployed youth to recruit from.

CERN: Finally opens the inter-dimensional star-gate. [Sarcasm intended-but who knows?]

Russia: Trump has been accused of cronyism with Vladimir Putin and his ilk. If my memory serves me right, it was President Bush who saw his soul-mate in the eyes of Putin, and it was President Obama who assured his intentions openly (via live microphone) to then President Dimitri Medvedev that he (Obama) would have more flexibility to act after the 2012 elections. While Trump has at least two Russia-friendly cabinet picks thus far, it is not guaranteed that he will be any more accommodating towards Russia than his predecessors were. At the end of the day, there is still plenty of daylight (Ukraine, Iran, and Syria) between Russia and the United States. And considering his wife Melania is Slovenian (former Yugoslavian province), she is more than adequately adept at helping him navigate the little nuances from that region of the world.

United States

Democrats: Look for a renewed and increasingly hostile reaction to the Trump Administration, similar to the last few years of the Bush Presidency. Expect CALEXIT and other state secessionist movements to pick up steam.A Pacific Pivot at last? Pres. Obama had signaled a Pacific shift back in 2011 as new strategy away from the Middle East, but I believe he was a bit too premature on this. Actually, his Pacific Pivot was more economic (think Trans Pacific Partnership) than it ever was militarily. But as the nontraditional candidate, business magnate, and now president-elect, I believe we will finally see that major shift to the Pacific (militarily) under Trump as he consciously picks at the scab we know as the Taiwan Conundrum, to which China is extremely sensitive towards. This has already played out with some aggressive (even by China's standard) chest thumping, and could play out by loosening the leash of even more unhinged North Korea.

Pizza-gate: This has been and continues to be an extremely disturbing story. According to Megyn Kelly from Fox News, the whole thing is a 'conspiracy theory' generated by "fake news". She then ran a cover piece with practically zero digging into the actual story, but centered solely on one lone crazy gunman. I don't expect this story to go away. The potential fallout from this for those of the predominantly Democrat flavor, but could be a real game changer to American politics. Yes...it is that big. Now, considering the mainstream media has and continues to largely be in the tank for the Democrat party, means that this story has to fight its way through the bias, the slant, and the political cover-up...which is a significant hill to climb...but I believe there will eventually be a full blown "Benghazi" investigation. See also Sky Watch News report on it.

Afghanistan: As mentioned earlier, I believe we will start to look at serious options for a pull-out. Since Trump was not an elected official when either the Iraq and Afghanistan military operations began, and we have dragged this on now for 16 years, I expect him to get a no-frill (am I getting what I'm paying for??) brief from both the new SECDEF and the Joint Chiefs of Staff on continued operations in the proverbial 'graveyard of nations'. He may use the threat of a complete military pull-out as a means to renegotiate Pakistan's role in harboring the seasonal and migratory Taliban and Haqqani Network, who largely move back and forth from Afghanistan to Pakistan's Waziristan region at will, making this war nearly impossible to ever end. 

Conclusion

As always, I'm looking at future events from a 2016 perspective, and there are is always the potential for the 'black swan' events to come out of nowhere and throw our world into turmoil. North Korea could launch a preemptive assault on South Korea. The South China Seas could flare up in hostilities. Major earthquakes and tsunamis could happen in various places. And as always, the Rapture of the Church could still happen at any moment.

The Bible predicts that the world will wax worse and worse. It predicts that the world will come under one system. It predicts that Damascus as a city will be destroyed overnight, and never lived in again. The Bible predicts that the Antichrist and the 'Beast' system will arise again out of the ashes of the old Roman Empire. But in order for them to rise, the current world super power, has to be set aside as the leader so Europe can step into the void. We balance that with the knowledge that Jesus said (Luke 17:26-30) that the world will be normal (or have a sense of normalcy to it) when He returns for the Church. What we are seeing now, is the continued fine-tuning of the geo-political and social formations arranging themselves so that when the time for fulfillment comes, it will happen exactly as the Bible says it will.

So, take comfort in the reality that while I may be wrong in my understanding in the timing of how Scripture plays out, and many of my predictions may fall flat, the God we serve knows and His word never falters.

Remember the former things of old,

For I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like Me,

Declaring the end from the beginning,

And from ancient times things that are not yet done,

Saying, 'My counsel shall stand,

And I will do all My pleasure,' Isaiah 46:9-10

 

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A New Year's Prayer

 Lord, You make all things new

 You bring hope alive in our hearts

 And cause our Spirits to be born again.

 Thank you for this new year

 For all the potential it holds.

 Come and kindle in us

 A mighty flame

 So that in our time, many will see the wonders of God

 And live forever to praise Your glorious name.

 Amen

God's Plans for our future are good!

 

For I know the plans that I have for you,' says the LORD, 'plans for your welfare, and not for calamity, to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

ALL OF US AT PROPHECY UPDATE PRAY YOU A BLESSED, HEALTHY, JOYOUS, AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR - HAPPY 2017

 

"You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths drip with abundance." Psalm 65:11

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All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that's already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.

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Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy!
Lord God Almighty!
Who was, Who is, Who is to be!

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and for ever"
 (Hebrews 13:8).

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (NKJV)

 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 21:8 KJV

'So help us God.'
People today are trying to change the history of America by leaving God out of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since the beginning. He still wants to be...and He always will be!

Lord, you are GOD, you are the Creator, the Controller and the Conqueror of all things.


We, as your servants, trust in you, the One and Only eternal and majestic GOD!

We ask you, Lord GOD, Bless and Protect America!

We beseech you, Lord God, to protect us against the unholy North American Union creation which beacons the Anti Christ

We ask you, Lord GOD, through your most Holy Servant, the Glorious and Wonderful Jesus Christ.

Amen!

Lord, you are GOD, you are the Creator, the Controller and the Conqueror of all things.
We, as your servants, trust in you, the One and Only eternal and majestic GOD!

We ask you, Lord GOD, Bless and Protect America!

We beseech you, Lord God, to protect us against the unholy North American Union creation which beacons the Anti Christ

We ask you, Lord GOD, through your most Holy Servant, the Glorious and Wonderful Jesus Christ.

Amen!

I will rejoice in the supremacy of Jesus Christ, my Lord, over everything!

 

Maranatha Abba Father, Even So, Please Send Lord Jesus to rapture his Church, extremely soon!

Thank YOU, Abba Father, For Our Blessings and the Promised Rapture!

We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, For Your name is near…

Jesus bridges the gap between God and us.

Maranatha!, Maranatha!, Maranatha!, Lord Jesus,

King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Lover of Our Souls

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