The Message of Liberty

When I look at the landscape in America and listen to the news blaring a stream of lies into the air, I shudder to think how far we have fallen from the truth spoken in God’s word. The Apostle Paul warned Timothy of these days –

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” – 2 Tim. 3:1-5

Jesus warned all of us in His letters to the seven churches in Revelation. And I feel I must repost an article I wrote in 2020 –

In the beginning of the Book of Revelation, Jesus dictates letters to seven churches which were found in Asia. These letters have always carried an aura of mystery about them because at the time of Revelation there were more than seven churches existing so why did Jesus single out these seven? I believe these letters are both historic and prophetic. These churches actually existed but the message to them also has prophetic undertones of the end time churches. Five of the churches have fallen in different ways and need correction, one is suffering heavy persecution, and one is small but still standing on God’s word. The last of the five who have fallen is a ‘lukewarm’ church who has grown comfortable in her position – the church of Laodicea –

“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” – Rev. 3:14-16

These letters fit the church today exactly. Much of the church has given in to a Jezebel spirit, much has allowed spirits of sexual immorality to be within, much has allowed the lure on money and power to blind it, some of it is suffering heavy persecution in the Mideast and Africa, and a small remnant of faithful is trying to  “keep My word, and have not denied My name.”

Because of the church’s weakened condition, the demonic forces of hell are attacking our country with a vengeance. When the church’s light begins to dim, the forces of darkness cover the land. That is what is happening today in our land as the forces of Democrat Socialism, which is nothing less than Communism under a new guise, rise to the forefront. The spirit of lawlessness has been unleashed against us and many in the church have embraced it. But God is still on the Throne and He is speaking to His Church. I include here a three part prophetic message from an Australian Pastor to the church in America. I pray you will listen to it and heed it’s message.

Since I live in Wisconsin, I am earnestly looking for the sign that will come out of Wisconsin but, I already see small flames of revival beginning in the U.S. as true believers see past the lies the media tell us and the un-American restrictions those using the virus pandemic are trying to put on us (I’m not denying the virus but the overblown fear some have fostered by it.), and see the truth God is saying, truth that will call us back to our heritage in God and in the Constitution our god fearing founders gave us.

I will leave you with this last message by Bobby Conner, Bible teacher, which is a call to Bible believing Christians to fight for the Liberty our founders gave to us. Liberty that is written on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.

“‘And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.” – Lev. 25:10


God bless you and God bless America.

Love Letter to Laodicea

Now we come to the last letter Jesus dictated to His Church, the letter to the Church of Laodicea. I call it a ‘love letter’ because when a parent corrects his or her child, it is out of love that they do it!

This is the last letter out of seven that Jesus dictated, and it is perhaps the saddest for it highlights how easy it is for all of us to get complacent and satisfied with the status quo. Hear the message –

(I would like to thank Day of Eternity for the background music used in this video)

I like to think of these seven letters as ‘love letters of Jesus‘ to me. He said, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore, be zealous and repent.” and just because He may chastise us it does not mean He does not love us. It is just because He loves us that He must correct us when we go astray because He desires our best.

The church of Laodicea had become comfortable with where they were, and we are not to be comfortable in this world. We are to be world-changers, pilgrims, citizens of heaven. The message of the true church is not to get us ready to live in this world but, in the next! We are not to move in the natural but in the supernatural.

The first lesson to learn from Laodicea is – the Church only functions with supernatural energy – the wisdom, the knowledge, and the life of the Holy Spirit of God. Nothing else will bring a lifeless, sleeping church to life. My ideas, your ideas, nor any of man’s schemes will suffice.

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Only you can open the door

The final lesson of Laodicea is – it is personal. Jesus is at the door but only you can open it – your friends can’t, your parents can’t, just you. That is why the message of Scripture is “you are the living stones that make up the Church.” – 1 Pet. 2:5.

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” – 1 Cor. 3:16

Everything that is important in life, your family, and even your church, begins with you and you must be the one to choose your pathway – only you.

angel of rev 10-1The hour is late, the trumpets of yom teruah“ (day of trumpets) have sounded and we will soon face  yom kippur” (Day of Atonement) when God’s books are opened in heaven to see who is in them and who has been ‘blotted out’ (Rev. 3:5). One day Jesus will come, I believe to fulfill the Day of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement – it was not this year but, it may be soon. Will you be ready?

Please choose wisely.

An Open Door to the Church of Philadelphia

House church As those claiming to be Christian fail to follow the Lord’s commands or as political regimes turn their authority against those of faith in Jesus, causing those followers to meet underground or in small house groups, we need to remember Christ’s letter to the Philadelphia Church of Revelation.

God has a word specifically to small churches and home churches. It is found in Revelation chapter three, verses 7 through 13, and is known as the letter to the Philadelphia Church.

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”. I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; “ – Rev. 3:7, 8

This is part of the letters the Lord Jesus dictated to John on the Isle of Patmos. Notice in the very first of the letter the Lord emphasizes holiness and truth. These are two of the most important aspects for any church to recognize and follow. If their message does not include holiness and truth (God’s truth), they are not truly following the Lord.

The Lord then gives them an open door into the plans and purposes of God but, He makes sure they know that He alone can open such a door. Next He tells them why –

“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.” – Rev. 3:8

“For you have a little strength” is translated from the Greek and means ‘small of quantity: i.e. number, or amount’ and ‘power and resources arising from numbers’. In other words the Philadelphia Church was a small church, maybe even a house church. But, they kept the word of the Lord and did not deny His name. When the authorities of their day told them to stop meeting, they obeyed the word of the Lord instead.

“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. 10:25

Or when the authorities told them to stop singing praise to the Lord, they praised Him anyway.

“To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” – Ps. 32:12

“I will give You thanks in the great assembly;
I will praise You among many people.” – Ps 35:18

Indeed, the Lord promised that He would make those in authority, those being led by the devil, whether secular or religious, to come and bow down at their feet and recognize that the Lord loves them.

“Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.” – Rev. 3:9

We must remember that everyone serves some religion, whether it is demons, false gods, or humanism, which is really serving man.

And further the Lord promises that He will keep them from the ‘hour of trial’ that is coming on the whole world.

“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” – Rev. 3:10

Why is the Lord promising this? Because they had kept His command to ‘persevere’. This word translated in the Greek means “a patient enduring, sustaining, perseverance”. In fact, the KJV of the Bible translates it as “word of my patience”. Some, who believe in a pre-Tribulation rapture, interpret this to mean they will be raptured before the great tribulation but, the Lord promises to ‘keep’ them from the hour of trial, not take them out of it. The word ‘keep’ in the Greek means to “guard or to keep one in the state in which he is found”. It is like God kept Noah. He didn’t take him out of the flood but, He kept him in it with an ark of safety.

The Lord is promising them Psalm 91 –

“Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” – Psalm 91:3-11 KJV

What a glorious promise this is. Those in this church do not need to be afraid of a Covid19 plague or at the hate directed towards them. They will have angelic protection and they will certainly not face the wrath of God, which will be poured out on the wicked.

So, what does it take to be a “Philadelphia Church”? You need to live in holiness and honor the truth. You need to keep the Lord’s words and not deny His name. You can’t separate your secular or political life from your religious life. You need to persevere and in patience keep following the Lord, no matter what happens to you. You need to hold fast to the truth’s the Lord teaches, even when society does not. You need to resist any temptations to vary from the truth as the Lord speaks it so no one can take your crown of righteousness.

And most of all, you need to heed the Lord’s word – “Behold, I am coming quickly.”

canada-churches-vandalized-090The Church in Canada is facing these trials right now as their government is trying to shut them down. Some churches are bowing to the government’s wishes believing they are God’s authority but that is the same error the Jews facing the Philadelphia Church made claiming to represent God, but Jesus said they did not! Any government that has God’s authority would not willingly disobey God’s commands or force others to do so. So Canadian Christians are meeting in homes and small groups and some pastors are being arrested for being rebellious, but they are not, they are just obeying God!

These evil forces are being deployed against Christians around the world and they are beginning to also be felt in the United States – so I pray we will learn the lessons of the Philadelphia Church.

Sardis – the Church that had a name of being alive, but was dead!

The next letter of Jesus was to the Church of Sardis – a church more connected to the world than to Christ.

The church of Sardis presents us with the dilemma Jesus warned about in the parable of the tares (in Matt. 13:24-43): There will be true and false Christians in the church right up to the 2nd coming of Christ when the angels will gather out the tares and burn them in the fire. The message of repent and watch for the Lord’s coming is given to all but, only the faithful will hear it. The following video explains the church of Sardis –

The main lesson is “don’t judge success the way the world judges” but, remember what Samuel told King Saul – “obedience is better than sacrifice”. Many are putting their hope in false assurances such as infant baptism, church membership, faithful attendance at mass, giving, exuberant worship, or church growth – all of which may be good but, they do not secure your personal salvation.

You must be personally be ‘born again’; convicted by the Holy Spirit, being led to repent, and asking Jesus to come into your life. He will come and He will erase your sins and give you a ‘robe of righteousness’ to wear but, but, but, you must put it on and keep it on by surrendering to His commands and endeavor to obey them. He will help you with this but, you must be willing. You can’t be selective in what you will obey and what you ignore. As Paul preached, you must take the ‘full gospel’

“Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” – Rom. 15:19

In other words, there are no Sunday only Christians! If you really mean business with God He will bless you but, the religious crowd will hate you just as they do to Jewish believers in Israel –

Not much has changed since the days of Jesus’ first coming. Jews who should have welcomed His coming rejected it and lost their place in God’s Book of Life.

We just celebrated Yom Teruah (feast of Trumpets) and that is what it is all about – a warning to get ready for God’s judgment 10 days later on the Day of Atonement. I’m not predicting that it will happen this Feast of Trumpets but, it will happen on one Feast of Trumpets. With all the signs presently taking place, surely it is time to get right with God, not with hate and threats but with love and truth.

That is the lesson from the church of Sardis.

I believe Revival is coming but, it is more than big church services, lively worship sessions, or even fiery messages – it is evidence of repentance with full altars, and it is changed lives in homes, in businesses, in social interactions and in government! This revival is coming to those who believe and want the message of Peter –

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus ChristIn his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” – 1 Pet. 1:3

The Spirit of Jezebel is Alive Today!

hand-on-wall Now we come to a church that forgot a key tenant of service to God – obedience is better than sacrifice!

The church in Thyatira had many good qualities and works, and their works were increasing. But, they had the cart before the horse, so to speak. Right relationship with the Son and Father will lead to good works, but works alone can never lead to right relationship with the Son and the Father. Jesus told a story that has always put the fear of God into me –

“Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” – Matthew 7:21-23

Who then can be saved? Those who are not lawless and obey Him. God told King Saul, through Samuel, “Obedience is better than sacrifice.”

While Thyatira was doing many good things, they were allowing disobedience to God’s word in their midst. They were allowing women to usurp the authority God placed in men. I know many today will disagree with my interpretation of this but, I must be faithful to declare the truth that God has revealed, not what a politically correct culture declares.

With this introduction I show the video on Thyatira –

The issue is being whom God designed us to be. I believe God knew us before we were knit together in our mother’s womb as David declared.

“For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 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 139:13-17

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He alone decided if we should be male or female and our days were hand fashioned just for us. We are wonderfully special to God.

God also reveals His plan for womanhood and marriage through Malachi where He declares that He hates divorce –

“And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.” – Malachi 2:15

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‘and still counting’

We have been given the wonderful blessing to be able to procreate – to join with God in bringing forth new life dedicated to Him. Jezebel wanted to change all that and be in control. Like Satan, she desired what God had not given.

“And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve.  And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.” – 1 Timothy 2:12-15

Christian ApostacyThe devil has been successful in destroying not only many families because of this lack of understanding but he has also corrupted the Church with his lies just like he did to the church of Thyatira with Jezebel.

The Jezebel spirit is alive and thriving in American churches today. And we can see that many of the so-called women pastors have been deceived into supporting Satan’s causes in the name of Christianity.

However, I must also say, many men are not exempt from the blame of this feminist movement. They often have not taken the God-given task of leading their families in a godly fashion. Men should be praying for their wives and children, leading them in prayer and teaching the Word of God to them. Men are to provide a spiritual covering for their families just like Christ provides for His church.

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:” – Eph. 5:25-29

The letter to the church in Thyatira reminds us why these churches were picked by Jesus out of all the churches that existed in that time – because the church in these end-times will be facing the same issues they did. How do we react to these deceptions in the church? Jesus gives the answer –

Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden. But hold fast what you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—” Revelation 2:24-26

I believe Christ is in the process of cleansing His Church right now. His coming is not far away – hold fast! Love the Lord with all your heart and follow His word. As we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us.

Pergamos – a Modern Prophesy

Jaltar of Zeusesus’ letter to the Church in Pergamos is like reading a newspaper today! It’s history is being repeated before our very eyes.

The Apostle Peter wrote of false believers even in his day saying, “They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;”. In the Revelation letters Jesus dictated to John, the Apostle, He warns there would also be false believers in the last days.

“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:  I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” – Rev. 2:12-17

Now for a little history. When the Greek successor of Alexander the Great, Antiochus IV Epiphanes,  invaded Israel he took over the Temple and desecrated it by erecting an altar to Zeus. He even sacrificed a pig on the altar. It was forever after referred to as the “abomination of desolation”.

hanukkah-pt-3This led to what is known as the Maccabean revolt and the cleansing of the Temple. This re-dedication is commemorated in the Feast of Dedication, which we call Hanukkah , and marks the Jewish New Year.

A second similar event occurred in 130 AD by the Roman Hadrian, which  involved the visit of the Roman Emperor Hadrian to the ruins of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, which was destroyed in 70 AD by Titus. At first sympathetic towards the Jews, Hadrian promised to rebuild the Temple,  but the Jews felt betrayed when they found out that he intended to build a temple dedicated to Jupiter (the Roman version of Zeus) upon the ruins of the Second Temple. The resulting Jewish revolt led to the expulsion of all Jews from Jerusalem, the renaming of Israel to Palestine (Roman for Philistine), prohibiting the Torah law and the Hebrew calendar, and destroying the association of Jews to Judea and forbidding the practice of Jewish faith. This is history but, prophetically, Jesus predicted it would happen once more –

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” – Matthew 24:15

Now to the question of what is Satan’s throne? When Hadrian built an altar to Jupiter on the Temple mount, a copy of it was built in Pergamum because it was the center of emperor worship at that time. Only they called it the throne of Zeus. This is what Jesus refers to as Satan’s Throne. After Rome became Christian under Emperor Constantine, the altar fell into disuse and was gradually covered

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by the sands of time. Eventually, it was re-discovered in the early 1900’s by a German  archaeologist and moved to Berlin, where it was reassembled and made into a museum. In 1930, Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer, designed a copy of it in Nuremberg where Hitler announced his famous ‘final solution’ to the Jewish problem. There is no doubt that Satan dwelt there when Hitler tried to destroy the Jewish people. It symbolizes hatred of the Jewish people, which we call anti-Semitism. It also symbolizes the spirit of fascism which inspired Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

When Jesus dictated this Revelation letter to John, Satan’s throne was literally in Pergamos. But in the 1930’s it was moved to Germany, and I believe it will be found somewhere in Europe at the end of the age (right now it is in Germany). One thing is sure however, wherever persecution and hatred of God’s people are found, Satan dwells there. This is the link between Fascism, Socialism, Marxism, and Atheism; they all hate God and His people! They push the new non-Biblical morality, they support abortion, and they want to close the Church down. But Jesus commended the believers in Pergamos because they held fast to His Name and did not deny the faith, even in the face of persecution.

But, Satan’s insidious ways had begun to creep in, in the form of the doctrine of Balaam. Balaam was the prophet who encouraged the Israelite people to follow the ways of the world; the world’s view on marriage and on adultery and on fornication. (Num. 31:16) (Sounds like today doesn’t it?). Next, he had them worshipping false gods and neglecting to obey God’s commandments. That led to an open door for the Nicolaitans to enter the Church. The Nicolaitans taught sexual immorality was OK (as many in the church do now) and they separated the people into classes of laity and priesthood and fostered the idea that only the priesthood could hear from God and read His words. Nicolaitan is a compound word made up of ‘Nico’, meaning to get the victory, and ‘laity’, meaning the people, so Nicolaitan literally means to get the victory over the people. Strong’s concordance says it means “destruction of people”.

Jesus said He hated the Nicolaitan spirit. He called all of us to read and know His word. He taught the Apostles to teach His word to us all.

“Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” – 1 Pet. 2:4, 5

There are those called to be ministers (Elders or Pastors) but, their purpose is equip us to be ‘living stones’ and ‘a holy priesthood’ that we may together offer up spiritual sacrifices to God. Jesus does not want mere ‘pew sitters’! We are to be holy as God is holy and we can if we rely on the Holy Spirit and on Jesus.

Now, our country, indeed the world, is under attack by globalist socialists and Marxists who want to destroy the United States of America and change it’s heavenly calling from a Republic founded by God and for God. But where are the ministers standing in the pulpits sounding the alarm? Where are the believers echoing President Trumps challenge, “We will never be socialists!” The National Review proclaimed The Democrats are the Socialist Party Again. But, the Republican Party also is filled with wimps who will not stand up and speak out about the election fraud going on in support of their own President! Maybe it is time for a new Party named the American Party who will once again stand for the Constitution and Christian principles!

In this letter to Pergamos, Jesus warned that unless they repent He will come with His sword and meet out justice. I’m expecting Him to move at the last moment in this election in just that way. We need to once again have the fear of the Lord ruling in our land. We need to have a church cleansing of all the half-hearted pastors and believers that are just there for a good time. And we need to have a cleansing of both political parties until justice once again reigns in the land! Oh Lord, let Your word to the prophet Amos come true in our land –

“But let justice run down like water,
And righteousness like a mighty stream.” – Amos 5:24

Christ’s Message to Smyna

THE-GREAT-WHITE-THRONE-JUDGMENTContinuing with the letters Jesus dictated to the churches in Revelation, we have the Church of Smyrna, which Jesus has nothing to say but encouragement.

Jesus wants to prepare His Church for facing persecution. That is what this letter is about because Jesus knows that all who will live godly will suffer persecution and we must be strong enough to go through it. We will begin with a video on the church of Smyrna.

One of the phrases used in this letter is “I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan”. Jesus dealt with this problem often during His ministry.

“They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. … Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” – John 8:39-44

The issue was the religious in Jesus’ day enjoyed the benefits of their religious positions but, they did not want to do what their religion taught. As Jesus said to the Smyrna church “they say they are Jews and are not, but are of the synagogue (congregation) of Satan.”

This truth applies to today as well as then. There are many who claim the name of Christian but, they do not follow the teachings of Jesus. When true Christians stand on the truth – they will be seen as judgmental, bigoted, discriminatory, and hateful. As we approach the end of days, this reaction will intensify causing many to be offended and to “sell out” to the world.

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President Obama claimed to be Christian but he celebrated the homosexual – lesbian lifestyle by lighting up the White House in rainbow colors, even though the Bible is clearly against it, because he exchanged the truth of God for the lie. God’s word says –

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.” – Romans 1:26,27

Churches and ministers are claiming Islam and Christianity are just different ways to the same God equating Allah with Jehovah. The Pope is seeking to establish a world religion where all religions are equal paths to the same God. But, Jesus clearly denied this –

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” – John 14:6

I just received a comment on one of my former postings claiming all Bible prophets were Islamic, even Abraham. They showed a video of a Jewish professor claiming that Islam was the dominant religion from the beginning of creation. All of which reminds us that religion without God is full of deception and will be the main persecutor of true believers. Remember what Jesus told the false professors of His day –

“If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. … Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

Jesus was not ‘politically correct’ and He believed in telling the truth. His letter to Smyrna reminds us to be likeminded even though it may cost us the acceptance of the politically correct crowd. As we face these days, we can see the cost of being faithful to our confession of Jesus, as fellow Christians of all ages are being persecuted around the world, even to the cost of their lives. Jesus warns us that though many might say they are Christian, when He comes, He will find few that hold to faith in Him –

“And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” – Luke 18:7,8

Don’t buy into the ‘sloppy agape’ or ‘greasy grace’ message that the modern church dispenses. Many churches are preaching feel good, prosperity messages but, the message of the Smyrna church is faith! Faith that will withstand poverty, trouble, and persecution. It reminds us that this life is short but as Jesus said –

“Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.” – Rev. 2:10,11

Remember God loves all people, even those that hate Him, and we should strive to be the same. Our message should not be one of antagonism but, one of truth. We may even win some to the Lord even by our suffering.

I know that there is a message of Revival going out to the Church right now, and I pray for it to happen and believe it will – but only to the remnant. Most will go on trying to exist in the midst of the evil happening all around us – blind to the danger we are in.

I will close this article with a message given by an Australian Pastor Steve Cioccolanti in which he interprets a dream given to an American Paster Chris Reed. I believe it was God revealing the future for America and the world – listen, and pray for God’s wisdom.

Final Letters

Jerusalem Coming John, the Apostle, had a revelation of Jesus Christ on the Isle of Patmos in which the Lord spoke to him showing things that are and the things which will be. The first words he heard was

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” – Rev. 1:8

The very first message given to John was ‘Jesus is coming again!’ That’s the word we, in our day, need to remember – He is coming again, and judging from world events and heavenly signs, His coming is soon! But before Jesus begins to unveil the future, He dictates letters to seven churches in Asia. Why just these seven? Why not the church in Jerusalem? I believe it is because these seven represent all churches that will come down through the ages. But, regardless of the reason, each church has strengths and weaknesses that we need to be aware of.

Here, I will take the first church Jesus addresses – the Church of Ephesus. Ephesus had many strengths: they had works, patience, and they could not bear those who were evil. They tested those claimed to be apostles and found them liars and they labored for Christ’s name’s sake and did not become weary in well doing. But, they had a major flaw – they had left their first love! Unless they corrected this flaw they were in danger of losing their heavenly Lampstand!

If we are to learn from their mistake, we need to know what ‘their first love was’. What is the first thing Jesus required of a church? I believe it is found in the Great Commission found in Matthew 28.

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” – Matt. 28:18-20

The very first thing Jesus asked of His Disciples was to convert sinners making disciples of them. The very purpose of the Holy Spirit, when He came, was to help us witness to Jesus and His saving grace.

“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.” – John 15:26-27

home church in chinaThis is not talking about just growing your church by children born to member parents, this is talking about active evangelism, reaching out to the lost. And it isn’t just the job of the Pastor, or some Evangelist, but of every member of the church! The church members are the ‘body of Christ’ and it’s their job to witness. It can come by a neighborly helping hand, or by prayer, or by handing out a tract about Jesus but the body is responsible for maintaining the Lampstand! WE are to be excited about our faith, and we are to be actively looking for ways to share it with the lost.

Jesus forms a church body to reproduce, just like God ordains a marriage to reproduce ‘godly seed’. Remember, Jesus likened Himself to the Vine and His Father as the vinedresser and every branch that does not bear fruit is taken away.

4horsemenlEvery church needs to examine itself with the Church of Ephesus in mind because the end is drawing near. After Jesus dictates to the Seven Churches, He begins to open the Seven Seals, and the first four seals describe the four horses of war; 1) White Horse – one going forth to conquer, 2) Red Horse – peace leaving and killing resulting, 3) Black Horse – famine following, 4) Pale (Green) Horse – the rise of Islam and death over a fourth of the earth. I will go into these Horses in a later article but, we need to ask ourselves – is the war in Ukraine leading to such a scenario?

Time is not the friend of those who want the status quo to continue. It will not and we need to prepare!

Truth in the Pulpits

The psalmist writes –

“Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.” – Psalm 85:11

In other words, Righteousness is God’s response to Truth coming out of the earth, from men. God’s response is then linked to goodness, the land yielding its increase, and mankind’s pathway will follow in God’s footsteps!

But what do we see in the United States today? Evil is prevailing over goodness; famine is threatening us along with inflation. Our government is more concerned with lining their own pockets than caring for the people. It is all because of the lack of truth. There is no truth in the media who are nothing more than propaganda spokesmen for ‘one world’ globalists.  Education has been taken over by woke advocates seeking to subvert our children to their communist ways.

But, worst of all, there is no message of truth coming from the pulpits of America’s churches! Half the pastors are preaching Democratic messages that misdirect their litigant’s attention from the evils that are going on – preferring those politicians who are promoting the slaughter of unborn babies to those who are pro-life, preferring those politicians who promise a little money to those who open the eyes to the evil that is going on!  Then they dare to pervert God’s word by quoting Romans 13 –

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” – Rom. 13:1

But they fail to teach the rest of the scripture –

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” – Rom. 13:3, 4

When leaders enact laws that are evil, they are not leaders appointed by God, but by the enemy, and we do not have to obey them! When they enact laws supporting abortion, or homosexuality, or lesbianism, or transgenderism – all of which God has clearly spoken against – they are not God appointed rulers! So why are these pastors telling you to vote for them?

The last prophet in the Old Testament spoke to the pastors of his day about these very things. Because they were not representing God correctly, they received a curse on their ways. God held up Levi as an example for them to emulate –

“My covenant was with him, one of life and peace, and I gave them to him that he might fear Me; So he feared Me And was reverent before My name. The law of truth was in his mouth, And injustice was not found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and equity, And turned many away from iniquity.” – Mal. 2:5, 6

Malachi finishes his book by speaking about the coming of the Lord.

“And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the LORD of hosts.” – Mal. 3:1

The prophet Isaiah also speaks to this time –

” Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.” – Isa. 60:1, 2

Notice, Scripture does not say it will be a pleasant time when He comes, but one full of the darkness of evil.

“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

“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness.” – Mal. 3:2, 3

Jesus said He did not come to destroy the Law, but to fulfill it. The true Gospel message provides for forgiveness and healing from sin but it does not provide a free ticket to keep on sinning! His Redemption provides the Grace we need to overcome sin but as Paul writes,

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” – Rom. 6:1-4

Yet many pastors think that if they just teach John 3:16, they are teaching the Gospel. Jesus’ gospel not only covered John 3:16 but it also covered all of God’s truth, even the truth contained in the Old Testament! Jesus spoke against the evils of His day and warned about the evils to come and so did the Apostles. In other words, they engaged in politics! In the early days of our founding, most of the sermons preached from America’s pulpits were political in nature and they guided the nation and protected it from the evils that were enveloping other nations.

So, why are these evils overcoming our nation? Because truth has ceased being preached in our pulpits! The American Church has lived so long without hearing truth that it easily swallows every lie put out by the enemy, Satan. One of biggest lies perpetrated is the onslaught of the Chinese virus. Few have heard of the true origins of it and the media and health organizations carefully try to hide it. The truth is revealed by Dr. Ardis in the link that follows.

https://rumble.com/v10miez-world-premiere-watch-the-water.html

But, an even greater truth is the antidote to it – sheep’s blood!

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THE BLOOD OF A LAMB NEUTRALIZE POISEN

Jesus, the Lamb of God is still defeating Satan, the Serpent! This is the truth!

Recognizing the World we live in

666In my last article, “Find Life as it was meant to be” I highlighted the Rockefeller Center and it’s Dragon statue and the UN and it’s Beast statue and what that means for us. In that article, I said, “So, the Beast kingdom is building right before our eyes, if we have eyes to see that is.” Well, these are not the only evidences of this statement. Our own Congress has been busy passing bills that will strip us of our Constitutional rights and all in the guise of protecting us. HR 6666 is such a bill. Cheryl Chumley in a May 12, 2020, Washington Times article titled H.R. 6666—A ‘Monstrously Unconstitutional’ Bill wrote –

Mark of the beast. Mark of the beast for a beastly, monstrously unconstitutional bill. After all, what’s more devilishly un-American than launching one of the most massive government surveillance programs of private citizens in U.S. history, all under the guise of protecting people from the coronavirus?”

Abrahamic Family House in Dubai

At the same time as such assaults are taking place on our liberty, the devil is also busy attacking our Christian beliefs with his ‘one world religion’ ideas. This year, 2022, the “Abrahamic Family House” will be opened in the United Arab Emirates, UAE. There the religions of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity will be catholic-church-vatican-global-pact-one-world-governmentcelebrated as worshipping one god. It will include a synagogue, a church and a mosque and has been endorsed by the Pope, the Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb of al-Azhar, and  Moses ben Maimon, a prolific and influential Sephardic Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages.

But, can Christians worship this ‘one god’? The Muslim religion makes mention of Jesus multiple times, referring to Him as a prophet, which is why many attempt to connect the religions together. However, the Koran states that “Allah” has no son. Jewish people may believe in the same God as Christians, but they do not know Him or receive eternal life unless they accept Christ. As further explained in John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.

As Decision Magazine wrote on this topic, “Christians and Muslims do not worship the same God. Christians worship the triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and no other god. We know the Father through the Son, and it is solely through Christ’s atonement for sin that salvation has come. Salvation comes to those who confess with their lips that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in their hearts that God has raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9). The New Testament leaves no margin for misunderstanding. To deny the Son is to deny the Father.”

Noah's dayWhen explaining the conditions at the end of days, Jesus told His Disciples, “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Matt. 24:37). But other Books of the Bible explain to us just what those days were like. Genesis 6:5 says –

“Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

But it is in the books of the Apocrypha that we read more definitively what he conditions were. When the ‘sons of God’ (fallen angels) came they taught men many black arts, such as how to genetically change mankind and how to abort children.

“[Then] the sons of men [began teaching] the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord.” (Jasher 4:18)

For in those days the sons of men began to trespass against God, and to transgress the commandments which he had commanded to Adam, to be fruitful and multiply in the earth. And some of the sons of men caused their wives to drink a draught that would render them barren, in order that they might retain their figures and whereby their beautiful appearance might not fade.” – Jasher 2:19

Skywatch posted an article about this stating –

It does seem likely that the phrase “the mixture of animals of one species with the other” means Watchers (fallen angels) had taught men something more than natural animal crossbreeding, as this would not have “provoked the Lord.” God made “like” animals of different breeds capable of reproducing. For example, horses can propagate with other mammals of the Equidae classification (the taxonomic “horse family”), including donkeys and zebras. It would not have “provoked the Lord” for this type of animal breeding to have taken place, as God, Himself, made the animals able to do this.

If, on the other hand, the Watchers were crossing species boundaries by mixing incompatible animals of one species with the other, such as a horse with a human (creating, then, a centaur), this would have been a different matter altogether and may cast light on the numerous ancient stories of mythical beings of variant species manufacturing that fit perfectly within the records of what the Watchers were accomplishing. Understandably, this kind of chimera-making would have “provoked the Lord,”

 Early church father Eusebius adds other important details:

“And they begat human beings, with two wings; and then others with four wings and two faces and one body and two heads…still others with horses’ hooves, and others in the shape of a horse at the rear and a human shape at the front…they also made bulls with human heads and horses with dogs’ heads as well as other monsters with horses heads and human bodies…then all kinds of dragon-like monstrous beings.”

Now before you dismiss these things as to bizarre look at what the Chinese are doing right now.  John Ratcliffe, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, said on Thursday that U.S. intelligence found China conducted human testing in the hope of developing soldiers with “biologically enhanced capabilities.” In other words China is genetically modifying it’s soldier to be “super soldiers”! If China is doing it, I’m betting that the United States is also experimenting with it! Or what about the Human-Monkey Hybrid Embryo Created by Joint China–U.S. Scientist Team?

“Now, the team of scientists chose to experiment with monkeys because they are much more closely related to humans genetically. The researchers reported that after one day, they were able to detect human cells growing in 132 of the injected embryos.”

We have already being playing around with anti-fertility pills and other non-conception protocols and genetically modifying babies to have blue eyes and other desirable traits. And contrary to what Dr. Fauci says, we have been generically modifying natural virus’ by ‘gain in function’ characteristics to infect humans as well!

These were all ideas that led God to wipe out the human race before the flood. That just tells me that we are getting closer to the ending of the age when Jesus returns to set it all right again.  Besides seeing a world-wide harvest of souls that I referred to in my last article, we are going to witness the fall of the world order Babylon –

EU Flag“For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.” – Rev. 18:5-8

The EU’s flag has the twelve stars of heaven, they say represent Mary, the Queen of Heaven but, it could also represent Artemis, the Queen of Heaven, whose son Nimrod built the Tower of Babel, which the EU also memorializes. In any event, all that the world exalts and idolizes is going to crumble before the Lord when He comes. I pray that you will take the Lord’s call to heart –

“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” – Rev. 18:4

It is time to separate ourselves from this current world system. God has a better way, one with a future!

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people. Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” – 2 Cor. 6:14-17

This does not mean we cannot go to those in the world, otherwise how would tell them of the Good News of the Gospel? But, rather it is telling us not adopt the ways of the world or let them influence the Church!