We are the Light of the World

Biden and HarrisWe now have a new President and Vice President and unless God does something supernaturally, all the prophets and voices we heard before the election got it wrong. Of course, God still can do something, as He is the God of the supernatural, but it won’t be through normal means. President Trump has given his farewell address and thanked his followers for their support. Could it be that too many of us were ‘looking for our Messiah to come in on Air Force One’, as I heard a popular preacher say? Is God’s plan dependent on who is in the Whitehouse? After all, God is the One who raises up one and puts down another at His will. Did the original Church thrive under good world governance, or did it change world governance? Scripture says, “It turned the whole world upside-down.” Paul wrote to the Philippian Church –

“that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life —” – Phil. 2:15, 16

web pictures 633Paul recognized that they were living in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, and we certainly are also! But, he urged us to rise up and ‘shine like lights’ amongst them. And when do the stars look the brightest? When it is the darkest! Jesus told us “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matt. 5:14) and “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” (John 9:5). Are we not the Body of Christ? And as long as we are in the world, Jesus is in the world. You can’t separate the Head from the Body and the Body has the light of life in it.

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” – John 8:12

We should pray for Joe Biden because he is presiding over a nation that is dying because it doesn’t have Christ at its heart anymore. And neither does he. No one can support abortion of the most innocent among us and have Christ in their heart! This nation is sick and perverse. It is drunk on drugs, on sex, on power, on money, and on personal gratifications. It’s movie theatres have become ‘high places’ where it’s idols are worshipped. Too many of it’s churches have become Temples of comfort where the people are lulled into thinking everything is OK. Like in the days of Noah, they don’t know how close the judgement is. They are told only that God is a God of Love and not that He is also a God of Justice and Judgement. Like the people of 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, “they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved” and so will be unprepared for the judgement that is coming. 

Satan warring against saintsO fellow believer, it is time to renew our vows to the Lord, to rise up with the message of righteousness on our lips. It is time to be filled again with the Holy Spirit and preach the Good News that Jesus alone can save us, to set the captives free, to heal the sick, and to deliver those bound by wicked demons. We alone have ‘the light of life’ in us and we have it to share with those yet in darkness. It is time for us to use our God-given authority to bind the works of Satan on this earth and lose the power of the Holy spirit to do God’s work.

I’m not discouraged that we lost an election, because my hope is not in natural governments but, in the Lord of life – Jesus. And we are approaching the end of the race so, let us be refilled with the Holy Spirit and stand in the darkness as the lights God made us to be.

 

 

 

 

A Sobering Look at the Nation

chuck schumerWe have just passed through an election that was very revealing. First, it revealed the depth of deception to which we have fallen, depths of using machines to subvert the will of the people by changing votes that are tabulated from foreign countries. It showed the depths of deception that one entire political party (the Democrats) would stoop to just to win, even registering dead people to vote and printing fake ballots. Second, it revealed how corrupt the news media and courts are as they covered up the theft. Third, it revealed how spineless and fickle many Republicans are in the face of such obvious fraud. But, should we have been surprised? The foundation of any family or nation is its moral foundation. When that is corrupt, then corruption can and will invade all avenues of a society. This country’s morality is and has always been based in the Bible and Christianity, and that morality has all but vanished! The prophet Malachi spoke to the nation of Israel but, he could as well have been speaking to America as well.

“You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, And that we have walked as mourners Before the LORD of hosts? So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up; They even tempt God and go free.’ ” – Mal. 3:14, 15

bribe moneyWhen politicians enrich themselves with ‘insider trading’ and corporations get laws passed to favor themselves, by brides and political payoffs, they are defying God and saying His justice is worthless. Haven’t you ever wondered why almost all the Senators are millionaires? Now God is not opposed to people gaining wealth if they do it righteously but, He is opposed to them gaining wealth if they cheat to do it! When they pass laws and exempt themselves from those laws, God calls that wickedness. When they have illegal sexual activities and raise up people like Harvey Weinstein and use taxpayer moneys to pay off the complainers, God calls that wickedness. And I could include Hollywood here as well. They flout their immorality around the world, tempting God, and we call them stars and listen to their pronouncements as if they were wise, when their foolishness is reaching to the heavens. Every time we pay to go to one of their movies, we are agreeing with their lifestyles.

grace filled divorceSociety has rejected God’s moral standards by allowing ‘no-fault’ divorce laws. And some churches are even teaching it is possible to have God’s Grace in your divorce!  But, we are throwing one of God’s most cherished institutions for mankind into the gutter with the trash and declaring that the family is foolishness. We are saying that our selfish desires are worth more than our children which are meant to be blessings from God. There is forgiveness for divorce if there is repentance, but that does not erase the hurt of divorce. That is why God says –

“And this is the second thing you do: You cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and crying; So He does not regard the offering anymore, nor receive it with goodwill from your hands. Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the LORD has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant. But did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. “For the LORD God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says the LORD of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.” – Mal. 2:13-16

It used to be that churches would not marry a divorced person but that standard has gone by the wayside now and has degraded into abortion as an easy way to erase the evidence of sexual miscalculation. But, it does not erase the mistake. God knows each of those precious babies. David wrote in Psalms –

“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. and in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” – Psalm 139:16, 17

How dare any church or pastor speak out in favor of abortion or fail to speak against this wickedness! I tell you, that unless they repent God will remove their Lampstand from that church! (Rev. 2:5). As a society we have reached the level of ancient Israel, of whom the Bible says –

“And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.” – 2 Kings 17:17

They sacrificed their children and we are sacrificing our children to abortion. They practiced witchcraft and witchcraft is now rampant in the United States. They sold themselves to do wickedness and we have too. What was their outcome? God removed them from His sight.

Because we have ‘raised up those who do wickedness and allow those who tempt God to go free’ as Malachi said, this is what we have to look forward to –

“For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the LORD of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.” – Mal. 4:1

book of remembranceBut, didn’t we have many who were repenting and seeking the Lord before the election, you may ask. Yes, there was a remnant who did and God is not unfaithful to them –

“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name. “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.” Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.” – Mal. 3:16-18

But, was it enough to turn the nation back in repentance? Only the future will show us.

We had better get over our pride and realize that God judges nations according to their actions. And while His judgment may be quick or be slow, it is sure!

The Countdown has Begun

israeliranwarContrary to Democrat accusations that Trump was a war-monger, the Trump Presidency and his vision of military strength went a long way toward establishing peace in the world. He actually decreased the number of US troops stationed around the world while increasing the strength of the military. His actions toward Iran made it clear, even to them, that the United States would not stand for any more of their war-like intentions. However, Iran can see the weakness of Joe Biden, even if Americans can’t, and they are already increasing their plans for war against Israel. This has caused the Israelis to increase their attacks on Iranian moves to develop a war base in Syria. Prophesy News Watch reported the following

“Media reports carried news of intensive airstrikes against Iranian-linked targets in eastern Syria early on Wednesday, attributed to the Israeli Air Force. The alleged strikes in the Deir al-Zour and Albu Kamal areas were the latest in a long series of reported Israeli attacks that are designed to thwart the Islamic Republic’s (Iran) attempts at building a war machine in Syria. The airstrikes nevertheless stood out in light of the extraordinary comments made by a senior American intelligence official, who told the Associated Press that the bombings were enabled by intelligence provided to Israel by the United States.  . . . Strikingly, the same official said that the targeted warehouses also served as a “pipeline for components that support Iran’s nuclear program,” though no further details were immediately available.”

This is just one more step in the preparation for Ezekiel’s War of Gog.

These are signs that the end of prophetic time is fast approaching. Jesus predicted all of this. He said –

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” – Matt. 24:7

We don’t need to hear about ‘pestilences’ because Sars and Covid19 are upon us but, most don’t realize the dramatic increase in major earthquakes in this last decade as the following video shows.

The ‘famines’ Jesus spoke about are also upon us. In a CNN report titled Coronavirus pandemic will cause global famines of ‘biblical proportions,’ UN warns

“The world is facing multiple famines of “biblical proportions” in just a matter of months, the UN has said, warning that the coronavirus pandemic will push an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation. Famines could take hold in “about three dozen countries” in a worst-case scenario, the executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP) said in a stark address on Tuesday. Ten of those countries already have more than 1 million people on the verge of starvation, he said.”

Jesus went on to say –

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. “ – Matt. 24:9, 10

persecuted churchThis year’s report by Open Doors on the persecuted church is startling.

“Every day, 12 churches or Christian buildings are attacked. Every day, 12 Christians are unjustly arrested or imprisoned and another five or abducted. These are the findings of Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List, a report which identifies the 50 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian. Whether by violent attacks from non-state actors or government regulations, Christians face severe impediments to the free practice of their faith in many places around the world. As threats to religious freedom mount, it is important to know the challenges believers face around the world.”

the purgeAnd this persecution is now beginning in the United States of America as government Democrats, media giants, corporations, and social media censor and block conservative and Christians who supported the Trump presidency. As Prophesy News Watch reported –

“All they needed was an opening. And for the rich extremists at the helm of the West’s social media, last Wednesday’s riot (on the US Capital) gave them one. The purging of conservative expression has begun. We knew it was coming — just as we’ve always known it will take every one of us to stop it.

Most Americans thought they understood censorship. They’ve watched it evolve and expand this last decade, scooping up more people in its nets in the name of “tolerance,” “diversity,” and “non-violence.” But what happened this weekend was not a tweet blocked here or an account suspended there.
No, this was much more ominous. What Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Amazon did by locking out the president wasn’t just a heavy-handed punishment of Donald Trump and his supporters — it was a scorched-earth campaign against the tens of millions of people who dare to think differently than they do and the open forums that give our movement a voice.
But in the meantime, the message to conservatives is clear: Big Tech isn’t just coming for Trump. They’re coming for all of us — and corporate America isn’t far behind.”

Following is a link listing all the liberal, progressive and/or anti-Trump, agenda driven companies that are united to limit our God-given rights to freedom; freedom to speak, to think as we wish, freedom to bear arms, freedom to worship, and even freedom to support and vote for whom we desire. 

https://investingadvicewatchdog.com/Liberal-Companies-Boycott.html

The list is overwhelming, so look at it if you dare.

priests trained for templeofferingA new school for Priests is now operating in Israel, to train Priests how to minister in the Temple. Yoni Tzadok is running an unusual school in the mountains of Judea to prepare for the Third Temple.

“To further the cause of the Third Temple, Tzadok established a school focused on educating Kohanim (Jewish men of the priestly caste) and Leviim (Jewish men from the tribe of Levi) who will ultimately serve in the Third Temple.”

This election was about much more than just electing a president. It was about setting the countdown clock for the beginning of the end times. I expect to see the following events rapidly being fulfilled: War in the Middle East, increasing persecution of Christians, changes in currency and banking, Israel’s Third Temple being built, and revival breaking out world-wide as God pours the wine of the Holy Spirit into new wineskins He has prepared.

Is the War of Gog about to Happen?

The chaotic election we have just been through reminded me of another topic that is seemingly unconnected – Ezekiel’s War of Gog and Magog. I want to repost part of an article I wrote in 2015 about the war of Gog against Israel.

Magog 1982 canceledRecent events in world politics have encouraged me to re-post previous articles on the Ezekiel 38/ 39 prophesy. Moves by radical Islamic forces in the Mid East are setting the stage for events described in the Psalm 83 wars which I believe will trigger the Gog/Magog war against Israel. Ezekiel begins his prophesy with the statement –

And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth …– Ezekiel 38:4

and this suggests Gog is involved in other activities when he is forced to move into the Mid East. Many Bible scholars have identified Gog with Russia, even before Russia ever became a political power. If this is true, and I believe it is, Russia’s current move into Crimea, Yugoslavia, and other Baltic states could signal the setting for Ezekiel’s prophesy beginning. Russia’s threatening Denmark with nuclear retaliation, Iran’s threatening to wipe Israel off the map, ISIS’ threats against Jordan and Saudi Arabia are all setting the scene for Israel making a preemptive strike on Lebanon, Syria, and/or Iran. Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt may even support such an Israeli attack. This could very well force Russia to honor its commitments to Syria and Iran by attacking Israel. Also, with a weak, indecisive American administration in place for at least another 1-2 years, Russia may believe this is the best time for such an attack.

Biden_ObamaWe know that the radical Islamic nation of Iran has had as it’s goal the destruction of Israel and under the Obama Administration, Iran made great strides in it’s preparation for this war. But, President Trump greatly set them back by backing the U.S. out of Obama’s nuclear Iranian deal and by defeating ISIS. However, now that Biden has stolen the  Presidency, Iran is again rejoicing. They are attacking American troops in Iraq once again and threatening the soon destruction of Israel. And they are restarting their nuclear program. Meanwhile, Israel is watching the developments very closely and made the following statement by a Likud Minister  –

“In one of the most forceful statements made by an Israeli official, the Likud’s Tzachi Hanegbi, considered an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, threatened that Israel could attack Iran’s nuclear program if the United States rejoined the nuclear deal, as US President-elect Joe Biden has indicated he plans to do.”

Erdogan calls for army to attack Israel on all sidesAnother major player in the Gog-Magog war is the nation of Turkey. Turkey was once a friend of the United States but under it’s new leader Erdogan, they have moved to open hostility towards the west and Israel and friendship with Russia. In a recent meeting of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation), the topic of forming an Army of Islam to defeat Israel was discussed.

At the conference, Tanriverdi (Erdogan’s chief military advisor) delivered a speech detailing the inner workings of the “Islamic Confederal State” that ASSAM aims to establish with 61 Muslim countries. In his address, Tanriverdi said that a “rapid deployment force” should be created. Judging by an article Tanriverdi penned in 2009, the purpose of this joint Islamic force is to defeat Israel, which “should be made to get engaged [in war] and the length of the war should be extended.”

The planning for an invasion of Israel by these Islamic nations is apparently far along. The fact that this conference of OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) nations was headed by Erdogan of Turkey does not mean Russia will not be leading the invasion. Russia has all the advanced weaponry and logistical support that will be needed and do not forget that Russia is very Islamic in its own makeup.

Now if Israel should be provoked to attack Syria or Iran’s nuclear plants, would this bring Russia down to their aid? And what would the United States do? It is no secret that Joe Biden is a puppet of Obama and has no love for Israel. I think it is very likely that he would sit back and watch the development instead of going to Israel’s aid. And it would end up with God going to Israel’s aid, just as Ezekiel writes.

“I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord GOD. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.” – Ezek. 38:21-23

Perhaps there is a reason why God allowed Trump to lose our election, so His plan could come to pass. It does not mean Trump will not be given another four years – it may just be delayed?

Have Faith for these Times

hurricane Ike 367.9 billionThese days are very disturbing, politically, socially, and even geologically. Since 2000, the US has seen many costly storm disasters. Hurricane Ike, in 2008, cost 37.9 Billion dollars. Between 2019 and 2020, 2 Wildfire, 1 Drought, 9 Tropical Cyclone, 21 Severe Storm, and 3 Flooding billion-dollar disaster events affected the United States.

These last several weeks we have seen the return of Nazi like actions against conservatives like Hitler used against the Jews in pre-second world war days: Social networks Twitter and Face Book censoring President Trump and pro-Trump supporters, the new Democrat head of Homeland Security Committee placing Rep. Josh Hawley and Senator Ted Cruiz on the No-Fly list. This with no thought to the facts that ANTIFA and BLM were responsible for the Capital attacks, big liberal corporations like Walmart cutting off GOP donations (really they are kick-back payments). 

Meanwhile, the prophets who have been speaking about another four years for the Trump Presidency are suffering rebuke from media and even Christians as their prophesies appear to have been false. It reminds me of the words of Jeremiah who also was rebuked for his prophesies.

Jeremiah 2“O LORD, You know; Remember me and visit me, and take vengeance for me on my persecutors. In Your enduring patience, do not take me away. Know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke. Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts. I did not sit in the assembly of the mockers, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone because of Your hand, For You have filled me with indignation.

Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that fail?” – Jer. 15:15-18

Imagine the pain and frustration Jeremiah must have felt as as the word God gave him appeared to not be happening. He must have even wondered if he had rightly heard the Lord. But, God was not done! He answered Jeremiah with these words –

Therefore thus says the LORD: “If you return, then I will bring you back; You shall stand before Me; If you take out the precious from the vile, You shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them. And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and deliver you,” says the LORD. “I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, And I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible.” – Jer. 15:19-21

In other words, don’t give in to doubt. Though doubters may abound, don’t join them – let them return to you and My word that I have spoken to you! Remember what Faith is –

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. . . . These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” – Heb. 11:8-13

I am always impressed by the words of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego to the pagan king Nebuchadnezzar –

shadrach,meshack,abednego“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” – Dan. 3:16-18

I have heard the words of the present day prophets speaking AND I can see the actions of those driven by the spirit of Antichrist acting out the instructions of their master. And I say, along with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, my God is able to do all the prophets are saying (to give Donald Trump another four years as President) but, if not, I will still not bow down to your progressive agenda or bow down to the fear you are trying to place on me! I will not stop openly worshipping the One Almighty God, who sits on the Throne ruling over heaven and earth. All kings (even you king Joe Biden) will bow their knees to Him one day. And I will not fear any pandemic the enemy may release against me because My God is able to heal me and deliver me.

AMEN!

2021, A Year of New Beginnings

new wineskinsMuch has already been said about the year 2021, some from the Lord but most through the vain hope of man. I don’t know for sure what 2021 will bring but I think it will be a year of new beginnings. Things that we are used to are old and will not work anymore. Things that are new will come to the front. Jesus made a statement about this –

“Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” – Matt. 9:17

Paul wrote to the Corinthians about Christ our Passover –

“Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” – 1 Cor. 5:6-8

Dems use Corona to help P;anned ParenthoodThis word applies to every aspect of our lives. To politics, which is full of the leaven of fraud, payoffs, and influence selling. To the economy, that has prospered by using faulty scales and overpricing and slave labor, it will all come down. That will all come to an end as the great whore of  Babylon is judged –

“And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. “The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all.” – Rev. 18:9-14

It also applies to the entertainment industry that has spread its immorality around the earth and to the information industry, like Face Book and Twitter, that use information to control mankind. It applies to the education industry that does its part to call evil good and good evil and distort the truth. In fact, they teach people to not love the truth so they will be deceived.

It also applies to the Church that has made the true Church into a religion of forms and rituals designed to make their followers think they are OK. “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— (Rev. 3:17). Instead of teaching the truth of the Bible, they teach church doctrines, which are just doctrines of man. They may give lip service to the Holy Spirit but they do not let the Holy Spirit into the fellowship in reality. They may go for months without taking Communion but they will not go a service without taking up the offering. Their altars are dry and cold, not set on fire by the Holy Spirit and not wet by the tears of repentance of their members. In fact the message of sin and repentance is seldom heard. They are an ‘old wineskin’ and cannot hold the new wine!

Jesus urged the lukewarm church to “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.” – Rev. 3:18. Buy gold refined in the fire, in other words, buy the word of God that is tested and embrace the testing that will try your faith so that you may have treasures in heaven, not on this earth. Get white garments, garments of righteousness that God gives to those who live right. Be anointed with the oil of the Holy Spirit that you may see clearly what the will of God is and not be deceived by the spirit of lawlessness. This the way you will overcome the trials and testing’s that are coming.

jesus-knocking-at-doorJesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” – (Rev. 3:20). I can testify of the truth of these words. In 1963, I was a junior in college studying Physics and Chemistry and Math. I was an elder in the Lutheran Church but, I hadn’t really met Jesus, I just knew about Him. During this time, I was invited to a little country church in Evanger, WI where a Norwegian pastor was speaking and the Holy Spirit met me with these words. The Pastor asked me to read them. I did. He then asked, “Did anything happen?” I said “No”. So he said “Read it again!”  Well, after reading it three times, the truth of those words hit me and Jesus came into my heart. And He has been there ever since!

If you are confused about these times, know that God is not. If you have been existing on just religion and want to know about the life giving power written about in the Bible, Jesus is still knocking on heart’s door’s in this hour and He will come in to your heart if you ask Him to. If you once knew Him but it’s been some time since you talked to Him, He is still knocking and if you open your heart’s door, He will come in.

Let this year be a year of new beginnings.

Running with the Horses

George Washington prayingIn one of my last articles, I said “When the going gets tough, then the tough get going!” Well the going is getting tough, and I suspect it may get even tougher. But, I remember years ago when I was going through some persecution because of my stand for Scriptural truth, I was complaining to the Lord and He directed me to a passage in Jeremiah –

“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trustedthey wearied you, then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?” – Jer. 12:5

Did I expect the enemy to just role over and give up? No, what I needed was to gird up my loins for the battle! That is where we are now. When it looks like the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Presidency has been given over to the lawless one of 2 Thessalonians 2:9 and all is lost, don’t forget who God is. He is not overwhelmed at the lawless actions of people or of the enemy Satan. Scripture says in Psalm 2 –

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? 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 bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.” – Psalm 2:1-6

The passage of Jeremiah 12 still speaks to me today. It is easy to lose faith when Representatives and Senators and a Vice President, in which I trusted, sell me out and side with the enemy. But what it should do is remind me to not trust in the arm of flesh, in which there is no strength against the lawless one of Satan. The Psalm comes to mind – “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” (Ps. 20:7). Remember, God has a ‘way’ that is hidden from the eyes of flesh, as Job says –

“There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen: The lion’s whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.” – Job 28:7, 8

This pathway is only revealed to the eyes of those in the Spirit who are walking by faith in God. Like the Hebrew children who were standing with their backs to the Red Sea and Pharaoh coming up behind them, they couldn’t see the way out because it was buried under the sea but, God knew it was there all the time. It only took Moses’ arm of faith to open it.

Pelosi rules the HouseMeanwhile God is letting us see those turncoats among us. He is letting the dross rise to the top so the silver can be purified. He is letting us see the foolishness of those who think they have won but have not. He is letting us see what a government under the Democrats will be like, as Speaker Pelosi waves her gavel to rewrite the House Rules and silence any dissenting voices: She unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress on Friday, which contain “future-focused” proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms, such as “father, mother, son, and daughter.”

These people are doing exactly what Psalm 2 states: “and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” But God is laughing at them.

Pelosi on the war pathThe United States is filled with proud egotistical leaders in the Government, and industry, and media, and in the Church who somehow think their importance is greater than the Almighty God. But, as Psalm 2 states, God “shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure:”  I do not know when God will do this but, when He does, He will shake the tree that is America so hard that all her ripe and corrupt fruit of ‘political power’, ‘media blowhards’, ‘Hollywood liars’, ‘judicial untruth’, ‘educational leftists’, humanists, socialists, Marxists, and every other false thing will fall to the ground to be eaten by the wild life. They will learn the hard way the fear of the Lord! 

So, to the faithful, I say don’t give up, wait patiently on the Lord for He has a ‘pathway’ that is unseen to the eyes of flesh as Job said. And He will reveal it in His good time. Meanwhile, we are to stand, gird up with spiritual armor against the wiles of the devil, knowing that we will have the victory.

May God encourage you with this word.

We the People

Pelosi rules the HouseElections have consequences. Even though Democrats lost House seats in the 2020 election, it was not enough. Voter fraud won the day and left the Democrats in charge of the House and Speaker Pelosi is already exerting her power. Seeing the trend and knowing her time is short (2 years), She is changing House rules to shut down conservative voices. Speaker Pelosi watched as the House passed the new rules package for the 117th Congress. The bill passed in a 217-to-206 vote and has taken heavy criticism from Republican lawmakers, who have gone so as far as to call provisions in the bill “Soviet style.” The new rules stuck down the  Motion to Recommit and the  Pay As You Go provisions which give the House an open floor to pass the Green New Deal and Medicare for All acts which will bankrupt America and push socialism to the max! Now the struggle is ongoing for control of the Senate and polls show many in Georgia are forsaking their duty to vote because they have lost faith in the election system. Keeping their ‘hands in their pockets’ so to speak, will only give absolute control to the socialists and communists in our Congress.

It reminds me of the Biblical story of King Rehoboam and King Jeroboam of Judah and Israel described in 1 Kings chapter 12. Rehoboam listened to the wrong advice and so lost the Kingdom of his father Solomon. This allowed Jeroboam to set up a false kingdom in Israel, one which transgressed the laws of God.

“And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king. So it happened, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard it (he was still in Egypt, for he had fled from the presence of King Solomon and had been dwelling in Egypt ), that they sent and called him. Then Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, “Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.” – 1 Kings 12:1-4

Rehoboam rejected the good advise given him by his father’s elders and listened to the advise given by his young friends, and so lost the kingdom.

Our forefathers, the founders of this country, have given us good advise but, a generation of left-leaning socialistic, marxist, progressives have taken field. They have been trained by college professors who hate America and all it stands for; people like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Rep. Ilhan Abdullahi Omar , ANTIFA, and BLM. Then there are always those ‘hanger-on’s’ who only care about their pocket books who will go along with these progressive ideologs. We also have those who will not stand and fight and I include those who do not vote in this group.

We have just had an election that was ripe with fraud and we have the means to check for the fraud and display it before the people but, the Democrats, crooked Judges, and uninformed politicians don’t seem to want to see it revealed. Watch the following video to see how easy it would be to catch the voting fraud.

I know this must seem to some to be more of a political article than a Scriptural message. But, it involves the truth, and truth is Scriptural. Remember, when the people of Solomon’s kingdom of Israel rejected the truth, it led to the kingdom splitting and one part substituting false gods for the Almighty God.

calf of Jeroboam“Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the mountains of Ephraim, and dwelt there. Also he went out from there and built Penuel. And Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom may return to the house of David: “If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn back to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah.” Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!” . . . Jeroboam ordained a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the feast that was in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. So he did at Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made. And at Bethel he installed the priests of the high places which he had made.” – 1 Kings 12:25-32

As soon as Jeroboam had power, he set in motion actions that would remove the ability of Rehoboam to influence the people. He wanted to totally change the character of the kingdom. So it is today with Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in charge of the Congress. They want to change the Rules and the want to change from a Republic to a new socialistic state which will destroy forever America and it once was.

Scripture says, Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” (Gal. 5:1) and that includes fighting for the freedoms that our God-given Constitution declares; the right to free speech (including religious speech and worship), the right to a fair vote, the right to personally bear arms, and many others. These rights were won for us by Jesus and agreed to by our Christian forefathers.

American Declaration of Independence with quill and parchment.

American Declaration of Independence with quill and parchment.

This Republic was never meant to be an oligarchy but was meant to be the voice of the people. As our Constitution begins – “WE THER PEOPLE . . . “. So don’t allow the foreign philosophies that the Democrats are pushing to steal our freedoms. Stand up and demand fraud free election voting and put TRUTH back on the court docket!

Standing for Truth

George Washington prayingThere is an old saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” Well, the going is getting tough; tough economically, politically, and spiritually. The Covid19 virus and the resulting lockdowns on small businesses have resulted in much loss of income and many permanent closes, but the bills don’t stop!

Politically, the corruption of fraud is rising to the top, so to speak. It is reaching the point where the average citizen is now aware of it. It has infected the Democrat Party, government watchdog agencies such as the FBI and the DOJ and many in the Republican Party as well. The Courts have also been affected by the corruption as well. As an Epoch Times article recently stated, “Beijing manipulated Wall Street to steer US policy.” A Chinese professor recently said, “We have our old friends in the United States’ core circle of power.” (Epoch Times, December 9-15, 2020)

Barna_NewSundayPart2_WebCharts_v5But, perhaps most serious is the corruption in the Christian Church. Jesus said, “Take up your cross and follow Me” but many Christians run and hide at the hint of Covid19. The American Christian Church is loosing membership; 12% in the past 10 years. And those who still call themselves Christian, many have stopped attending church. According to George Barna about 1/3 of Christians have stopped attending Church, even on line. Many churches closed their doors just to receive some Covid19 stimulus money and others out of genuine fear for their parishioners. But, they forgot the word of God –

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Heb. 10:24, 25

china virus connectionThey forgot that fellowship is one of the prime ingredients of Christianity and they forgot that Jesus gives us the power to heal the sick. But, most of all, they forgot the importance of TRUTH! Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). They blindly took the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institute for Health (NIH) recommendations without asking if they were true or not. Now we find out that not only were they suspect but they were heavily influenced by China! They forced masks on us, even though they now admit masks are ineffective and they forced social distancing on us but, only on certain people (Walmart and other big corporations can remain open). Isaiah prophesied these days would come and have come before –

“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor” – Isa. 59:14 -16

Doctors and Scientists who dared to disagree or question WHO or CDC were quickly shut down and became a prey to the media, who slandered them and threatened their jobs. Certain drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin, that have proven to be effective were quarantined by the CDC and NIH and pharmacies were forbidden to sell them, making it clear the issue was control – not healing!

Pastors who close their churches are surrendering to these forces that want to hide the truth and subject the people to totalitarian rule. They are muzzling the truth and letting the wolves scatter the sheep. But, God has a word to them –

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the LORD.” – Jer. 23:1, 2

And God goes even further –

“I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the LORD.” – Jer. 23:4

There is a ‘latter Rain’ revival coming and I predict that many of these churches that have nothing but ‘religion’ will lose their sheep to new flocks, flocks that have pastors who teach the whole word of God and love the TRUTH.

Voter_FraudIt is obvious that this election was ripe with fraud: from thousands of dead people voting, illegals voting, mysterious unofficial ballots suddenly appearing, and election monitors being forced to leave or stand so far away from the ballot counting they couldn’t see, to statistical anomalies that are beyond reason. Then when the votes are being challenged, the illegal destruction of thousands of ballots occurring and the refusal to let inspectors see the voting machines all raise suspicions of voter fraud. And in the face of these irregularities, courts refusing to hear the cases just enhances the suspicions of fraud. And it makes one wonder why Republican Representatives and Republican Senators are silent about them? Has the corruption gone so far in our society? I pray not but, it appears to be true.

The Apostle Paul warns us about this coming of the ‘lawless one’

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thes. 2:9-12

The deception in the news media is obvious as well, so much so that you don’t dare listen to the alphabet channels; ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, etc. In the midst of this deception, according to Isaiah, God is wondering “ that there was no intercessor.” 

It is time to open all the churches and call forth the intercessors and prayer warriors. We are about to lose our Republic and the liberties it stands for, prime among them – the freedom to worship freely our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Pastors, stop preaching ‘politically correct’ messages and start calling the church to repent of it’s sin; sin of lukewarmness, and immorality, and hypocrisy – for church members who confess one thing but live another! And teach the truth, which is the whole word of God. If we do this, just perhaps God will have mercy on us and give us His grace to overcome.

The time of the final harvest of souls is very near when Jesus will thrust in His sickle and reap the earth –

“Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.” – Rev. 14:14-16

As We Near the End

Now that Christmas is over and the American election is hanging in the balance, you might be wondering what’s next? I believe Holy Scripture tells us what is next. God gives us a hint right from the very beginning of Creation. In Genesis God said –

“Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.” – Gen. 1:14, 15

Now everyone knows the stars can be used to navigate and to tell time and seasons but, few realize their first use was for signs. God uses them and the constellations they form as signs for mankind to understand the prophetic times of God’s plan for history. These were revealed to man early on. The Wise men followed them to find the Christ Child when He was born, and they still tell their story. I want to begin with one that I first wrote about several years ago – the story of Virgo, the constellation of the Virgin. It’s story is told in Revelation chapter 12.

“Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.” – Rev. 12:1,2

This sign was fulfilled in the heavens in September, 2017 as the Sun was under the head of Virgo and the Moon was under her feet.

virgo-jupiter-retrograde

In November of 2016 the planet Jupiter entered the constellation Virgo and went into retrograde. Because of its large orbit compared to earth’s, Jupiter appears to be moving back and forth, called retrograde motion. It continues in this retrograde motion until September 23, 2017, a period of 42 weeks minus 1 day, which is a normal human birth cycle, when it leaves Virgo on its trip to the constellation Taurus. Just above Virgo is the constellation Leo which has 9 stars. At this time there are also 3 planets just below Leo, Mercury, Mars, and Venus, thus making the 12 stars that form Virgo’s crown. When it exits Virgo’s womb, Jupiter begins it’s trip towards the constellation Taurus.

As Jupiter reaches the horns of Taurus, it will be joined by the planet Mars on August 13, 2024, which is the 9th of Av on the Hebrew calendar: a day of trouble for the Jewish nation, the day on which the two previous Temples were destroyed. The Hebrew name for the constellation Taurus is Shur which means ‘coming to judge’. The Hebrew name for Mars is Ma-Adim which means ‘the red one’ or ‘the Son of Man’. Also in the constellation Taurus is a cluster of stars known as the Pleiades which means ‘the congregation’. The clear meaning of this is “The Son of Man comes to judge with His Congregation, or saints.”

Now the interesting thing about this sign is that the time from Jupiter leaving Virgo, Sept. 23, 2017, to the time it goes into conjunction with Mars between the horns of Taurus, August 13, 2024, is exactly 7 years. A time period the prophet Daniel predicts the Antichrist will confirm a treaty with Israel, which he will break in 3½ years.

“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” – Dan. 9:27

2017 planetary alignment

The ‘one week’ Daniel speaks about is of course 7 years. Now, I do not know if this ‘one week’ begins on September 23, 2017 of the Virgo sign or not. Perhaps this sign is just warning us that it is about to begin. But, the fact that this Virgo sign has not occurred before does make one wonder. Also to highlight this sign all the planets of our solar system were in perfect alignment forming a straight line below Virgo on the date Jupiter emerged from Virgo to begin its trip to Taurus.

Since the Antichrist places the Abomination that Desecrates in the Temple at the midpoint of the seven years, or 3½ years, we should expect to see a new Temple in Jerusalem soon. Could this abomination that desecrates be placed on August 2024, the 9th of Av, thus completing this disastrous day?

I have finished this article with a video of these heavenly signs with background music by Day of Eternity.

This story told in the constellations Virgo and Taurus definitely places us at the end of time, the coming of the Son of Man to judge the earth.

But, there are other signs as well. Jesus said –

Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.” – Luke 21:29-32

Now there are several interpretations as to what ‘a generation’ is. Some say 40 years, some say 70-80 years, some say 120 years but a common sense interpretation would be – “the people that are alive to see the event”. And according to King David, the normal life span of most people is 70 to 80 years.

“The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” – Psalm 90:10

Now, the fig tree is used throughout Hebrew poetry and in parable after parable as a symbol of Israel.

“And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, each man under his vine and his fig tree, from Dan as far as Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.” – 1 Kings 4:25

The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!” – Sng. 2:13

“I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstfruits on the fig tree in its first season. But they went to Baal Peor, and separated themselves to that shame; They became an abomination like the thing they loved.” – Hos. 9:10

Israel's 70thSo, it is clear that when Jesus said “Look at the fig tree”, He was referring to Israel. Now Israel just celebrated it’s 70th. birthday on April 19, 2018, which is 70 years from its founding on the 14th day of May in 1948. According to David’s life formula and if ‘by reason of strength’ God gives Israel 80 years, this would place the time line to the year 2028, or another 7 to 8 years from now! At which time according to King David, Israel would ‘fly away to be with God.’ Whatever this means, it certainly magnifies the warning of Jesus that “when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.”

While there are many more signs signaling the nearness of the coming of the Lord, I will mention just two more – ‘the great falling away’ and the ‘man of sin being revealed.’

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” – 2 Thes. 2:3, 4

Christian Apostacy

Blessing Abortion Clinic

We are certainly seeing the ‘great falling away’ beginning as churches around the world are accepting the abortion of babies in the womb, accepting homosexuality and even ordaining them as pastors and priests, forgetting the covenant of marriage and accepting the concept of no-fault divorce, even forsaking the creation message of Genesis as they accept evolution as fact and not the Word of God. And as the spirit of Antichrist infects the world with immorality, worship of other gods such as money, sports, entertainment and sexual promiscuities, and gathers his elitist globalists to exert control over politics, the news media, and education, and even over our health. Will it be long before the real Antichrist makes his entrance into this world? All that is left to do is rebuild the Jewish 3rd. Temple in Jerusalem, and many plans are being laid to do that right now. We are surely near to the coming of the Lord. But, there is one more thing that must happen.

God gave Israel, and the world, seven Feasts when God Himself would meet with the people: they are Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles. Jesus fulfilled the first four when He was on the earth the first time and I believe He will also fulfill the last three as well. They are all prophetic in nature and they also involve the harvest times in Israel. The Feast of First Fruits had to do with the Barley harvest when a corner of the barley field was harvested and waved before the Lord as an offering. The Feast of Pentecost had to do with the wheat harvest when the Lord sent the ‘former rain’ to ripen the wheat. It was when the Church was born. And the Feast of Tabernacles had to do with the fruit harvest and also the remembrance of the Israelites in the wilderness dwelling in tents and huts. Prophetically, it speaks of the time the Lord will come and dwell with His people. But before the last harvest, the Lord would send the ‘latter rain’ to bring in the final harvest. This was spoken of by the Apostle James –

“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer (God) waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.” – James 5:7

We are told in Scripture that the latter rain will be much stronger than the former rain and it comes just before the final harvest. This is spoken of in the Book of Revelation –

“Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.” – Rev. 14:14-16

When this latter rain falls, it will be like the time of Pentecost again, only greater! For Jesus told His disciples –

“Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” – John 1:50

Though there may be troubling times, remember when Jesus came the first time there were troubling times also, yet in the midst of them we will walk with an anointing of the Holy Spirit that is greater than anything the Devil or his Antichrist can throw against us. We who live in this final generation will see the Temple built and desolated by the Antichrist. We will see the wrath of Satan poured out on Israel and Christians and we will see the Lord returning in glory and be caught away in the rapture. We will see Satan thrown down from heaven and we will overcome him as Scripture says –

“Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” – Rev. 12:10, 11

All these are signs, some have happened, some are happening even now, and some are soon to happen. God is calling to you – “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” This redemption is for everyone who will confess their sins and confess Jesus with their mouth believing on Him. Don’t miss this call.