Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
âThe Shinar Directiveâ is a book by Mike Lake & Tom Horn that serves as a kingdom intelligence briefing for God's people in the twenty-first century. The truth is found on the ancient plains of Shinar where an evil was born: The first world king, the prototype transhuman, the ultimate despot, the Son of Perdition--Nimrod. In Babylon, the Son of Perdition devised the Shinar Directive: the enslaving of humanity and the war against the God of Heaven. God's intervention at the Tower of Babel only delayed his hellish plans.
The Luciferian Elite in Hollywood who worship at the altar of the Bohemian Grove, the intelligentsia in Academia, and the world bankers now control three key circles of influence in the world: financial, political, and religious. However, controlling these three systems was not enough. The laborers of Mystery Babylon have been quietly planning and waiting for thousands of years for the releasing of the Watchers of Genesis 6. Now armed with developing Watcher technologies, the Elite will use trans-humanism (the belief that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology)
and mind control to build the army of the Antichrist. My question is, what if these artificial intelligence trans-human robots in this army of Antichrist are possessed by demons giving them a life all their own, demonic beyond control of men?
As the Bible teaches in the end times, right before the return of Jesus, the greatest political leader in the history of Mankind will emerge from Europe. After taking over that area by diplomatic cunning and deceit, he will launch a military campaign that will result in his acquiring âauthority over every tribe and people and tongue and nationâ (Revelation 13:7). His empire will be the most extensive in all of history, encompassing the entire world, and his rule will be the most demonic the world has ever experienced. Will Satan then control the Antichrist that will lead this demonic army into the battle at Armageddon?
He will begin his rise to power as a dynamic, charismatic, insightful, visionary leader who will astound the world with the cleverness of his solutions to world problems. He will appear to be the savior of the world. But as he consolidates his power, his true nature will be revealed. He will emerge as a Satan possessed and empowered person who hates God and is determined to annihilate both Christianity and Judaism. For this reason, he is identified in scripture as the Antichrist (1 John 2:18), for he will stand against God and His anointed one, Jesus Christ.
Mark Will Affect DNA
We are beginning to realize that the mark of the Beast and the image of the Beast are much more than we could have ever imagined; beyond an implant and beyond a physical mark, they will affect DNA and who we are at a molecular level! As the powers of Mystery Babylon gather to create the new Tower of Babel and prepare for the Son of Perdition's return, Heaven is issuing a clarion call to the Remnant: Know the strategies of the enemy, untangle yourself from it, and become the victorious Church!
Heaven's Jewish Apostle of Love, John, reveals the coming conflict in his book of Revelation and provides the ancient Hebraic wisdom encoded in 1 John to equip the bond-servants of Messiah with the tools of the kingdom to overcome the Shinar Directive!
Down the Rabbit Hole
In Tom Horn & Mike Lakes book you will journey through the Luciferian rabbit hole to discover the matrix of darkness that has engulfed our planet. It would seem the esoteric societies have nearly fulfilled Nimrodâs dark directive. God, however, will not allow the enemy to bring his âAâ team without responding with his own army of saints and angels. God is raising up people around the world that are shaking off their techno-sorcery induced, spiritual slumber and are answering Heavenâs call. There is an end-time empowerment coming for Godâs Remnant, his Sheeriyth. Hell may have its directive, but Heaven has its imperative!
This is one of the finest Bible prophecy books I have ever read; Dr. Michael Lake has produced an instant classic of the new paradigm of prophetic interpretation. This is a book about the antiChrist system of Mystery Babylon and the under-acknowledged influence of Nimrod and ancient Babylon on the stream of history. Dr. Lake cites classical sources, Hebraic word studies and some of the other new prophetic writers to bring the reader a comprehensive understanding of how, from the beginning of time, Satan conspired with fallen man to counterfeit God's promise of a redeemer and of a place of promise with Him. Satan's masterpiece was Nimrod, the original tyrant, who carried within him the secret occult power that dominated the pre-flood world (Atlantis) and infected mankind with the Nephilim curse.
The result was the New Atlantis -- the ultimate totalitarian political-financial-religious system in defiance of God, these times of today. Originally established at Babylon, the satanic conspiracy rolled down through history, infecting all of the societies, governments and people it came into contact with -- even corrupting God's people, Israel, and infiltrating the church.
Dr. Lake covers this vast material in an easy to follow style that will guide the reader through the layers of the conspiracy from Genesis to Revelation. This is the new paradigm of prophecy, one that incorporates an understanding of Hebrew literary conventions, a supernatural worldview, the prophetic role of Islam and the conspiracy view of history. Those accustomed to the old "Dallas Theological Seminary" prophecy model will be uncomfortable with some of this material. That's unfortunate, because that old paradigm ignored historical realities like the role of the Ottoman Empire (Caliphate) and the Babylonian nature of Roman Catholicism; unpleasant possibilities such as America's occult heritage and her role in the conspiracy as the New Atlantis; and Biblical prophetic truths that can only be understood in terms of the events of Genesis and by a grasp of the original Hebrew meaning of words. The Shinar Directive is highly recommended.
This gigantic convergence is coming upon the planet very soon as hatred builds towards America, God, and Israel. As you can see from todayâs news the left is going to extreme measures to enforce a lie, but Godâs people have become stronger by empowering a president whose belief in God rules his spirit. This battle will continue until the very end at Armageddon that will bring down God to defend his people. Hurry on sweet redeemer. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦â¦..
The Only Supernatural Sign for Us Today
By Sean Gooding
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
During the year of our Lord 33 AD there was a passover event in Jerusalem where more than a million people attended. Jesus was three days dead when the resurrection of our Lord happened in the twinkling of an eye. As He walked from the grave he was witnessed to be alive by thousands as he walked the earth for forty days before his ascension.
There are no surviving Roman records of the First Century that refer to, nor are there any Jewish records that support the accounts in the Christian gospels --- except one.
In Rome, in the year 93, Josephus, a Jewish historian of that period, published his lengthy history of the Jews. While discussing the period in which the Jews of Judaea were governed by the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate, Josephus included the following account:
About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. He was the Messiah. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross, those who had first come to love him did not cease. He appeared to them spending a third day RESTORED to life, for the prophets of God had foretold these things and a thousand other marvels about him. And the tribe of the Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared.
- Jewish Antiquities, 18.3.3 Â§63
This account then is the only historical recorded event that tells of his restoration, the true faith of his followers have kept his legend alive, his true church now awaits his return. Let us look even further back in the dayâ¦...
Matthew Lesson 50: Chapter 12:33-42
âEither make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt. For the tree is known by its fruit. O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things. And an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word that men speak, they will give an account on the Day of Judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, âTeacher, we wish to see a sign from You.â But He answered them, âAn evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah. And now One greater than Jonah is here. The Queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And now One greater than Solomon is here.
Last week we talked about sinning against the Holy Spirit. God is gracious to us in all sins except when we blaspheme the Holy Spirit. We are told that God will not forgive those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit. It is then very important for people to not claim that the Holy Spirit is doing evil.
We live in a time when the Holy Spirit is accused of doing all kinds of things. People pray to the Holy Spirit and address the Holy Spirit when it is clear in the teachings of Jesus that we are to address the Father for our petitions. Jesus and the Holy Spirit simply have one goal to bring glory to the Father. The Father in turn points us to Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
Today we will talk about fruit. Good fruit is what a healthy tree produces and bad fruit is what a sick tree produces. We can also tell what kind of tree it is by the fruit that it produces. A tree that does not produce fruit is of no value to the farmer; it just takes up space and uses resources that a producing tree could use. You will be able to tell what kind of tree it is by the fruit, BUT even more important you will be able to tell the health of the tree by the health of the fruit.
The fruit is a reflection of the treeâs condition. Jesus will use this as a way to teach us about the change that God makes in us when we are saved. When we are saved by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit then the fruit that is produced is good fruit. The fruit that is produced by the unsaved man is bad fruit, always; he cannot do anything in and of himself to change that. His root is bad, thus his fruit is bad. What Jesus and the gospels tell us is that mankind need a renewed root before his fruit can even begin to be good.
Your Root Is Your Heart, Verse 34:
Roots produce stability for a tree, the deeper the root the more stable a tree is. Roots ingest food for the tree, good roots are able to gather good food and keep the tree strong. A tree can look good above ground and appear to be strong, but it will only be as strong as its roots. Jesus had this conversation with a man named Nicodemus in John 3.
Nicodemus appeared to be producing âgood fruitâ at least to the people, but Jesus told Nicodemus he needed to be âborn again,â he needed a new start. His very nature needed to be changed. When we are born we have the nature of our human father, that of sinfulness. It is a part of our DNA so to speak. But when we are ârebornâ from heaven by salvation in Jesus we then have the Holy Spirit in us and we are equipped with a new nature inside. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 we see this:
âTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.â
We are a ânew creation.â Let that sink in for a while. What you were is passed away and the new man in alive in Jesus. Now you and I can produce âgood fruitâ. We live in such a self-made society and we hear of all these stories of men and women who pulled themselves up and made it; they rose from poverty, sickness, lack of privilege or whatever else had them held down to the prominence that they have now.
There are NO such stories in the kingdom of heaven. There are no self-made righteous people. There is NO one who drew themselves from the clutches of the sin nature to self-righteousness and now is accepted by God on their own merit. There will be no âhow to make yourself more righteousâ conferences in heaven.
One can only be righteous in Jesus; you need to be covered in His blood as the covering for your sin and you need to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit, nothing else holds any currency in the Lordâs kingdom.
Jesus addressed these religious leaders as âvipers.â They were dangerous to their listeners. They appeared to be righteous on the outside and a lot of people are still falling for that today. Also a lot of people think that a person can have some kind of intrinsic holiness because of the position that they hold. Right now we have the Pope touring the U.S.; 50,000 plus people showed up to have Mass with him in the U.S. capital city this week.
People wanted him to kiss their babies and touch them as if he could impute on them. We see the same kind of reactions to the Dali Lama or Ghandi when he was alive; but no such righteousness is available outside of the salvation we have in Jesus. In Jesus we are told in Romans 5:1-2 and 8:1 these two things:
âTherefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and so we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.â
âThere is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.â
In these verses we find two traits of the redeemed; we are JUSTIFIED, meaning to be declared righteous and there is no CONDEMNATION toward us. The wages of sin is death, BUT the gift of God is eternal LIFE. So to produce good fruit then we must have these two traits about us. One is not righteous by oneâs actions, one is declared righteous by complete renewal and regeneration in Jesus.
Then we are able to produce good fruit because our nature is now good in Jesus. Can an unsaved person produce âgood looking fruitâ? Yes they can. They are created in the image of God and as such can love their children, love their spouse, serve their fellow man.
Just yesterday I watched an old movie with my mom about Louis Pasteur who discovered the vaccine for rabies and anthrax; he also helped doctors to understand the importance of washing their hands and boiling their instruments before dealing with a patient. He had a genuine desire to stop the suffering of the masses around him and many of the worldâs governments recognized his contributions. We are still being blessed today by his work. For all that, if he did not know Jesus as His Savior his deeds hold no weight with God. His nature is corrupt without Jesusâ transforming power.
A person who is redeemed in Jesus should desire to do good things. God has transformed your core, your very being, given you a fresh start and as such our desires should change. Like any new person, we are growing to the new mind, new root and new goodness of God in us. But it is God who fills us with goodness and it is not of our own power.
On top of that a redeemed person should desire to do good things for the glory of God since he/she understands that they have no goodness of their own. The religious leaders of Jesusâ day and many today seek glory for themselves; they want to make a name for themselves and not for Jesus. Check the fruit, it will give you a good idea of the kind of roots the tree has.
Show Us a Sign, Verse 38
Not much has changed in 2000 years of the New Testament church. People are still looking for a sign. We have entire ministries based on signs and wonders. Many of us are like a doubting Thomas, looking for the nail prints in Jesusâ hand. We refuse to believe unless Jesus does some miracle, we treat Him like a traveling salesman.
âWow meâ if you want me to buy your product. But Jesus offered only one supernatural signâthe resurrection. If that is not enough for you then He has nothing for you. Abraham made a similar conclusion in the rich man and Lazarus.
In Luke 16; 19-31 we find Jesus gives an account of two men. One who was wealthy and the other poor, the wealthy man died and went to hell, a place of torment where he was in flames. The poor man named Lazarus went to a place called Paradise. This is where people went after death before the resurrection of Jesus from the grave.
The man in hell had a conversation with Abraham who was in Paradise as he asked Abraham to send Lazarus back from the dead to speak to his brothers so that they would not end up in Hell. Abraham says to him they have the Law and the Prophets (our Old Testament Scriptures) but the man is insistent that only one who was raised from the dead will get their attention to which Abraham replies in verse 31 with this reply
âHe said to him, âIf they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.â
Jesus is not some magician trying to fool you with smoke and mirrors. Jesus resurrected in the middle of Jerusalem in the midst of the Feasts of First Fruits when hundreds of thousands of Jews would have been in Jerusalem. He was seen by the twelve, then Paul, then by over 500 other men many of whom many were still alive when the gospels and Epistles were written, see 1 Corinthians 15:5-6:
ââ¦and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles.â
Folks, here is the scoop, if the resurrection of Jesus Christ is not enough of a sign of His Lordship and power over death then nothing will be. That is why people in many churches come to see more shows each week, they need flashes and flares to keep their faith propped up. They cannot and often will not simply accept that God will do what He says He will do. They expect God to put on a show for them all the time. They treat Him like a performing circus dog who needs to wow the crowd to keep the money coming in.
God raised Jesus from the dead! If that is not enough for you to put your full trust and faith in, then you are in a hard situation because that is the only sign that God gives. So here is my question, where then do all these signs and wonders come from that we see in the modern New Testament churches?
If they are not from God then from whom are they? Does God reveal Himself to us? Yes, he does. He reveals himself to me in His Word, the Bible, yes the Law and the Prophets. But He also fulfills His promises; God feeds my family, He puts a roof over our heads and He sustains us. No smoke and mirrors, no explosions; just His godly faithfulness and the reminder that He has the power over death.
âAn evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah (Matthew 12:39).
There is no sign for the unbelievers for they must suffer the Great Tribulation, then must find Jesus during this ungodly time, be martyred for Christ with no escape, and spread his word whenever they can.
It is important to be saved now so that you can escape the great tribulation through the coming rapture. Watch the following video from my friend Scottie Clark and the follow up:http://erfministries.com/blog_salvation-4.php https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNHryyoJCWc&feature=youtu.be
Our God and savior is coming soon, be prepared. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦..
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
In 1965 a song was released by a Rhythm & Blues musical group called The Impressions. The song was written by their lead singer, Curtis Mayfield. MayfieldÃ¢ÂÂs background was singing church gospel music. He wrote a lot of songs in the gospel style. The song was titled, Ã¢ÂÂPeople Get Ready.Ã¢ÂÂ
Looking at the lyrics from a biblical view, the song encourages believers to hold tight to their beliefs when times get bad, and promises victory for the good guys, and punishment for the bad.
Well, please let me tell you, dear readers, that it is most definitely time to Ã¢ÂÂget ready.Ã¢ÂÂ
We need to do this right now. And quickly. We can no longer Ã¢ÂÂget readyÃ¢ÂÂ at our leisure. Our world is so totally out of control that you cannot even begin to keep up with the news because at least hourly, things across the globe are drastically changing. AND, the things that are constantly in flux all seem to have the potential for determining life, or death.
Whether you are a believer or a non-believer, the questions resonating around the globe seem to be focused on the end-times. Are the BibleÃ¢ÂÂs words really true? Jesus really the Son of God? Is Jesus really coming back to earth? Can He really save us from destruction? How can I be saved? Is there really such a time period called the end-times? And, are we really there now?
Let me offer some answers and some Scriptures to help you with these questions:
Yes, what the Bible says is really true. How do I know this? Because I know God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. If you do not know God personally, you can validate the Bible through archaeology, and through manuscripts authored by other individuals documenting the history of the times. The Bible was written by the hands of a number of men, but every word in the Bible is inspired by God. (One good research tool would be for example, The Works of Josephus by Flavius Josephus.)
Yes, Jesus really is the Son of God. How do I know this? Because I know Him! LetÃ¢ÂÂs look at 1 John 4:9 Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂIn this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him
We are also told in John 3:16 Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂFor God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
We can also read in Matthew 16:15-16 Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂHe saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.Ã¢ÂÂ
Yes, Jesus really is coming back to earth. After He was crucified, died and was buried, He rose again! His death on the cross signified the end of the beginning. His resurrection was the beginning of the end. After JesusÃ¢ÂÂ resurrection, he was talking with his apostles, and telling them that He was leaving to be with His Father, but that He would return.
John 14:1-3 Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂLet not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My FatherÃ¢ÂÂs house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.Ã¢ÂÂ
We also read in 1 Corinthians 15:22-24: Ã¢ÂÂ For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are ChristÃ¢ÂÂs at His coming. Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.Ã¢ÂÂ
Yes, He really can save us from destruction. Yes, He can, and He will. He has all power to do as He purposes, but saving us from the destruction coming in the end times does not involve saving our mortal bodies (we will live with Him with new, incorruptible bodies)Ã¢ÂÂ¦it involves saving our immortal souls. The Church is the Bride of Christ, and He does not wish for us to go through the days of the Tribulation.
We get a glimpse into the wrath of the Day of the Lord when we read Isaiah 13:9-11:
Ã¢ÂÂBehold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.Ã¢ÂÂ
Then we can read how the Lord will snatch away (the Harpazo, Rapture) His believers, the ChurchÃ¢ÂÂup to be with Him before the terrible judgment comes upon the unsaved sinners remaining on the earth:
1 Thessalonians 4:16 -18: Ã¢ÂÂFor the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.Ã¢ÂÂ
How can you be saved? There is only one way:
John 3:16 Ã¢ÂÂ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.Ã¢ÂÂ
Jesus Himself tells us in John 14:6: Ã¢ÂÂJesus saith unto him, Ã¢ÂÂI am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.Ã¢ÂÂ
Again, Jesus tells us in Revelation 3:20 Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂBehold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hears My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with Me.Ã¢ÂÂ
Call out to Him and listen for the voice of the Lord!
Well, if there might possibly be any shred of doubt left in your mind, please let me put that to restÃ¢ÂÂ¦we are there! How do I know this? Because Jesus warns us about that in the Bible. He gives us things to watch for so we will know His coming is near Ã¢ÂÂ even at the door! LetÃ¢ÂÂs look at some Scriptures to help us understand this:
2 Timothy 3:1-5 Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThis know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.Ã¢ÂÂ
Matthew 24:3-14 Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂAnd as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my nameÃ¢ÂÂs sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.Ã¢ÂÂ
Please continue to read, in your Bible, on through Matthew 24:15-51, where Jesus gives many details about what is coming.
Additional details about the end times are given in Luke 21:25-27: Ã¢ÂÂAnd there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; menÃ¢ÂÂs hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Let us not be deceived. Let us always watch and be ready. We do not know exactly when Jesus will come. Matthew 24:36 tells us, Ã¢ÂÂBut of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.Ã¢ÂÂ
Again we are told this in Mark 13:32: Ã¢ÂÂBut of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.Ã¢ÂÂ
We have already seen many signs, and there are more for which to watch. We hear people say that these things have all happened before, and the answer to that statement is this: Ã¢ÂÂIndeed, many have.Ã¢ÂÂ There is nothing new under the sun. But the key issue to remember here is that all of these things will begin to happen together when it is time. They will all begin to happenÃ¢ÂÂ¦at the same timeÃ¢ÂÂ¦converging on one another. NOW is the time to seriously watch!
Please, also go to the book of Revelation and read that wonderful book. Yes, it is scary, and often hard to understand, but you will want to know. God sent us His Word, so that we would know.
So, these facts being established, where does that leave us with the state of the world today? I do not write about politics Ã¢ÂÂ although they play a large part in the way things unfold in our world. But I ask you to realize (and it is my opinion) that it doesnÃ¢ÂÂt matter what political party is in power in any given country or nation in the world, and it doesnÃ¢ÂÂt matter who is president or prime minister or chief-in-charge of the countries and nations in the world.
It does not matter who is the aggressor or the one who rescues or the super power. The real Super Power is God. He alone is Sovereign, and He alone is in complete control of everything that happens. He raises up kings, and He takes down kings. He allows things to happen in order to bring about His perfect will to fulfill His perfect purpose.
As I write this, the United States has launched missiles into Syria from US Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea and destroyed the air bases that launched the chemical attack on SyriaÃ¢ÂÂs own people. Russia is not pleased. Russia is sending a warship to the Mediterranean where the missiles were launched from. This is all that the news media will tell us at this time
The next step is not clear, but by the time you read this, it will all be old news. Whatever the outcome of this will be, it will all be allowed and directed by God. We need not fear if we belong to Him!
This earthly situation is certainly not our only concern. The entire globe is boiling over with hatred. Wars (or rumors of wars) are everywhere. Destruction, murders, suicide attacks, dissention, lies, persecution, deception and unrest stretch from one end of our world to the other. Violent weather, earthquakes and volcanoes rock the globe. Diseases, pestilences and famines abound.
Things are disintegrating quickly, and the spiral is definitely downward. Not a very hopeful scenario, is it? How can we cope with all of this uncertainty? How do we get through day to day? Where is our hope? Our hope is in the Lord. Stay focused only on Him. He tells us to be of good cheer, for He has overcome the world! That means that we are to know in our hearts that we will be okay, no matter what comes, if we belong to Him. He has overcome the world (SatanÃ¢ÂÂs world), and all power and glory belong to Him! He will return for us, and we will live for eternity in the place He has prepared for us. It doesnÃ¢ÂÂt get any better than that.
God created the world in which we live, and thankfully, He also gave us an instruction book to go along with it. The Bible tells us how it all began, and how it will all end. Jesus outlines the end times for us, so we will not be caught unaware, and we will know exactly what to expect. If you havenÃ¢ÂÂt read it, it is the best Book out there. Hurry and get your copy today. Time is very quickly running out. People, get ready! Jesus is coming, coming to take us away!
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Again we are going to have shuttle diplomacy for another attempt at peace in the Middle East because apparently we have learned nothing from the years before when it was tried. What do I mean?
What do these major record-setting events have in common?
â¢ The ten costliest insurance events in U.S. history â¢ The twelve costliest hurricanes in U.S. history â¢ Three of the four largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history â¢ The two largest terrorism events in U.S. history
All of these major catastrophes and many others occurred or began on the very same day or within 24-hours of U.S. presidents Bush Sr., Clinton and Bush Jr. applying pressure on Israel to trade her land for promises of "peace and security," sponsoring major "land for peace" meetings, making major public statements pertaining to Israelâs covenant land and /or calling for a Palestinian state.
Are each one of these major record-setting events just a coincidence or awe-inspiring signs that God is actively involved in the affairs of Israel?
In his book âEye to Eyeâ Bill Koenig provides undeniable facts and conclusive evidence showing that indeed the leaders of the United States and the world are on a collision course with God over Israelâs Promised Land.
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem" (Zechariah 12:9)
You can order Eye To Eye on Amazon.com. It is a very good read and I still have two copies in my library to loan out.
Will Be the Same Old Story
Itâs dismaying, annoying, and tiresome, but Donald Trumpâs (predictable?) effort at forging a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians was probably always in the works. One wonders if a creeping new circle of advisors is responsible. It will again be the same lame land for peace deal like it was before. Hamas has already rearmed and is locked and loaded for the next ignorant move by the so called peace keepers.
A few weeks ago, Trump stood with Benjamin Netanyahu and basically said he would give Israel a green light to any âpeace dealâ he wanted. In other words, it seemed at least that Trump had a realistic view of the Palestiniansâsomething none of his predecessors had. All of them in the last 50 years either didnât get it, or didnât want to get it. It was always the pressure game on Israel to give up land for peace, while giving Arab terrorists a pass. Gee, how did that work for Israel?
Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said the obvious this week, that any attempt by Trump to forge an historic peace deal is âa waste of time.â Shaked, one of Israelâs young, strong politicians, knows what Trump seemed to acknowledge during the campaign: it hasnât really been Israelâs fault.
The Palestinians will not even recognize Israel as a nation, always want Israel to concede to not rebuild on its own land before negotiations even start! What kind of dealings are these?
According to the Jerusalem Post:
âLike Netanyahu, Shaked, who will speak at The Jerusalem Post Conference in New York on May 7, and others on the Right like to discuss moderate Arab Sunni states joining an alliance with Israel as a different path to peace rather than negotiations with the Palestinians.
âBut pressed on how this would work when all of these states still demand a two-state solution, Shaked hinted that the Sunni states may be saying something else behind closed doors, in light of their common interests with Israel economically as well as in opposing Iran.â
This is an extremely interesting comment, and hints that perhaps the Arab states are finally tiring of propping-up the radical and entitled Palestinians. The lure of an economic oasis in the Middle Eastâthe other regional states are surely envious of Israelâs astonishing successesâjust might make the Palestinians expendable. One can hope so.
My thoughts are give the Palestinians land in Jordan to resettle there and build tent cities; there are over one hundred thousand empty tents in Saudi Arabia complete with plumbing and air conditioning that could comfortably house some 3 million refugees if expanded. In addition Syrians could be included then when the war is over in Syria they can move back and rebuild their country giving them jobs.
To expect Israel to absorb millions of people who do not want to assimilate when the Arab world has brought in zero refugees who are their own kind is absurd.
Still, especially with the removal of Mike Flynn from Trumpâs team, the Establishment in Washington is clearly not going to move from its left-wing efforts. In this way, Republican senators are no different than, say, Martin Indyk or British diplomats or the EU. All subscribe to the mad delusion that âtwo statesâ should exist in what is left of original Palestine. Would it be delusional for Israel to take back the original Promised Land given to them by God when push comes to shove? I think not.
Perhaps itâs just the lengthy investment in Oslo, but a surprising number of people hold fast to the two-state solution, that will never happen. The Muslims have shown to the world the land for peace deal will not work, nor will it work in the future.
I will tell you something: my adamant opposition to the establishment of a two-state solutionâthe creation of a Palestinian terror state on Israelâs doorstepâhas made me somewhat unpopular even in the pro Israel movement.
In the past three years, some of my friends have cautioned me to âtamp it downâ and stop being so âconfrontationalâ in writing and speaking out about the delusion of the two-state solution.
After thousands of murders and other terror acts committed by Palestinians in the past 25 years, against Jews, isnât it time to tell the Palestinians they are on their own? If not, why not?
I thought that just maybe, Trump would break the stranglehold Oslo has had on Western power brokers since 1990. Itâs still possible heâll stop wasting everyoneâs time and stop thinking a peace deal can happen. Maybe he could use his considerable business skills to help forge economic alliances between Israel and her Arab neighbors. It is possible that modernity will win the day and we can break with past mistakes.
Because when it comes to the Palestinians, anything else is a waste of time.
By Bill Perkins
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
In that wonderful day the dead shall rise to be transformed into the eternal state to meet our Lord in the air as well as the living in Christ who are upon the earth. We will meet Jesus to be transported to heaven in the twinkling of an eye to forever be with the Lord. Corinthians 15:52, â In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.â
âThen we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lordâ (1Thess. 4:17).
The upcoming Rapture, literally the âcatching away,â is to me, the most intriguing of all biblical doctrine. Nothing could be more exciting than thinking about not dying physically, but rather changing from earth to heaven, from this physical body of flesh and blood into the eternal state, forever young.
Everything seems normal, then very quickly everything changes forever.
The Greek word for this term âcaught upâ is âharpazoâ which means âto seize, catch up, snatch away by force.â
This is the same Greek word used to describe how the Spirit âsnatchedâ Philip away from the Ethiopian eunuch.
âWhen they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched (Greek-harpazo) Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotusâ (Acts 8:39-40).
Philip was miraculously transported by God from one place to another. (Imagine him telling that story to his family!)
The English word âRaptureâ comes from a Latin word, ârapio,â which means to seize or snatch in relation to being carried away in spirit or in body from one place to another.
Therefore the Rapture of the True Church is the forceful removal, or carrying away, of believers from earth to heaven.
Most believers living today sense the day of the Rapture is getting close. I think the current generations have an odds-on chance of being in this ultimately famous group if they live out a normal life span
We easily see that what was written prophetically about the end of the Church Age is happening all around us. How close we are to our exodus we donât really know. But most solid believers sense the end of this age could be upon us.
Just living in this time period is tough. We recoil when we see perversion flaunted. We cringe when we see sin exalted. And we know the Lord ranks lying up there in the same category as murder. Yet itâs commonplace and mostly unchallenged in our nation today. Our leaders lie to us, our pastor do not tell us the truth about the rapture, the ten commandments are not followed and we sink into a world of shallow existence.
âWoe to those who enact evil statutes and to those who constantly record unjust decisionsâ (Isaiah 10:1).
God Gave Us Prophecy for Comfort
We know the Bible warns of Godâs coming judgment on sin, but at the same time weâre COMFORTED by what we know about Bible prophecy. After discussing the Rapture of believers, Paul ends with this sentence:
âTherefore comfort one another with these wordsâ¦ (1 Thess. 4:18).
Godâs promise of the Rapture is comforting because itâs His promise and assurance that we will NOT be part of the earthâs horrific seven-year TribulationâGodâs horrific judgment on sinful mankind.
Godâs Purpose for the Rapture
Therefore, the purpose of the Rapture is to close the dispensation of the Church Age and remove believers before Godâs wrath comes on the earth.
âFor God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christâ (1 Thess. 5:9).
The Bible says others have been âcaught upâ to heaven in the past. So we can get a glimpse of what will transpire at that moment.
Enoch Was Raptured
The first to be raptured, or âtaken upâ to heaven before death, was Enoch, who lived prior to Abraham.
âEnoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took himâ (Genesis:24).
âBy faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to Godâ (Hebrews 11:5).
Paul Was Raptured
Paul was also Raptured, or âcaught upâ to heaven, when he was living on the earth.
âI know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago â whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows â such a man was caught up to the third heavenâ (2 Corinthians 12:2).
This âcatching awayâ to heaven left a lasting impression on Paul. So profound was the experience that the Lord had to give him a âthorn in the fleshâ to keep him humble back here on earth.
âBecause of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me to keep me from exalting myselfâ (2 Cor. 12:7).
God also forbade Paul from talking about what he saw in heaven, a fact that makes me heavily discount ANYTHING someone says he saw when he died briefly, went to heaven and came back.
ââ¦was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speakâ (2 Cor. 12:4).
The âLieâ in the Tribulation
Undoubtedly, there will have to be an explanation as to what happened to all the missing people in the actual rapture. The Bible calls it the âLie.â
âFor this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence (Greek= âactivity of errorâ) so that they will believe THE LIEâ¦â (2 Thess. 2:11).
Itâs quite possible that the great lie will be the explanation of what happened to all of the believers who suddenly disappeared. Millions will vanish without warning and without a trace of where they went.
The sudden disappearance of so many will cause massive disruptions. Cars wrecking and planes falling due to drivers who vanished are only the tip of the iceberg. Key business leaders, prison guards and born again pastors will be gone. And possibly even a politician might be missing.
Therefore âthe lieâ could be that people from another planet or universe removed those who were ruining the planet. Or they were taken to another planet for reprogramming.
Blessings from Studying the Rapture
The fact youâre interested in reading this article, looking forward to meeting Jesus in the air at the Rapture, puts you in a special category of people: those LOOKING for that incredible day to arrive.
ââ¦in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.â (2 Timothy 4:8).
Not to mention, the book of Revelation, which contains almost all prophecy, is the only book in the Bible promising a blessing for just reading it!
âBlessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecyâ¦â (Rev. 1:3)
So, youâre blessed for looking forward to the Rapture. Youâre blessed to be excluded from receiving Godâs wrath in the Tribulation. And youâre comforted too by the fact God is still in control! And throughout it all, when we die or are raptured, we win! Gotta love that!
We should pray always that the Lord will give us more and more occasions to explain what we know.
âConduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunityâ (Col. 4:5).
ââ¦he who turns a sinner from the error of his way [allows the Lord to use them] will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.â (James 5:20)
The bottom line is this: We are most likely living in the last of the last days, a special generation of believers who can be like Noah, testifying about biblical truth right up to the end!
Use us, Lord! Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦â¦.
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
At the end of each year I like to review how Bible prophecy played out during the year. Seeing dark news items from a prophetic perspective causes the darkness to be more bearable. From a Bible perspective things are falling into place and intensifying in nature as it now seems Trump is now going to take on Syria because of the recent Sarin gas bombings. Israel will be the one to destroy Damascus, Syria, Read Isaiah 17:1,âThe burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.â Prophecy says only Israel will destroy the 3,000 year old city.
The idea of Damascus' doom coming from a war with Israel is not surprisingly indicated by several plain verses. Isaiah 17 continues by describing what happens along with Damascus' destruction:
Isaiah 17:3-4,6 âThe fortress disappears from Ephraim, and a kingdom from Damascus. The remnant of Aram will be like the splendor of the Israelites... 4 On that day the splendor of Jacob will fade, and his healthy body will become emaciated.... 6 Only gleanings will be left in Israel, as if an olive tree had been beatenâtwo or three berries at the very top of the tree, four or five on its fruitful branches.â
In this prophesied event, northern and central Israel are named as taking damage and casualties, although comparatively less than Damascus (Damascus loses the kingdom, but Israel only the fortress). War is never completely one-sided. If Israel is prompted to attack Damascus, they will certainly suffer casualties in the process. Going further in the prophecy we can see that, as has usually been the case, Syria will not be acting alone against Israel:
Isaiah 17:12-14, â Ah! The roar of many peoplesâthey roar like the roaring of the seas. The raging of the nationsâthey rage like the raging of mighty waters. In the eveningâsudden terror! Before morningâit is gone! This is the fate of those who plunder us [Judah] and the lot of those who ravage us.â
These Tribulation stage-setting events arenât in any particular order. But we must keep our eyes on Israel, Godâs timepiece. The minute-hand is Jerusalem and the second-hand is the Temple Mount. They have all been prominent in the news.
Here are the top Bible Prophecies of 2016
1) Zechariah 12:3 became a blunt reality on December 23. This was the day the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to move against Israel. America abstained which is essentially voting with the other members. She symbolically became the worldâs burdensome stone. This was initiated and instigated by the President of the United States which means terrible repercussions are coming to this land. So Israel is to return to 1967 âAuschwitzâ borders. The holy city of Jerusalem becomes âoccupied territory.â And Israel is further isolated and alienated as predicted.
2) The great falling away didnât stop falling in 2016. Many evangelical churches became nothing more than advocates for open borders and multiculturalism. The social gospel made such giant inroads and salvation issues became unrecognizable. Emergent/Postmodernism raged. Other churches fell into lukewarmness. Hardly any would deal with the issues of the day or the Lordâs return.
3) The longing for a âman with a planâ was never so prominent. Even CNNâs Home page begged for a man who could restore order. It asks in smaller print, âIs there a leader who can stop the chaos and heal America?â
4) II Timothy 3 character was on overdrive in 2016. Various presidential candidates were consumed with pride and self-aggrandizement. Values seemed to tank this past year. National industries featured same-sex ads with no shame. It seemed like everyone was drowning in the lake of me-myself-I.
5) Israelâs re-convened Sanhedrin took the momentous step of nominating a High Priest for the Temple--for the first time since itâs destruction in 70 A.D. The Tribulation Temple is in the works, even though the United Nations just declared this area off-limits to the Jews!
6) Israel struck Damascus in early December, targeting some weapons. This is a precursor to what is predicted in Isaiah 17:1.
7) God continues to intervene for His sovereign nation of Israel. In November, he sent a pillar of a cloud of dust and rain to push back ISIS on Israelâs border. He who keeps Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps (Psalm 121). The cloud of dust and rain stayed right at the border and did not cross into Israel.
8) There was stage-setting for the Tribulations natural disasters which will be far worse than anything the world has known thus far. Publications called many events ârecord setting,â âunprecedented,â and âof biblical proportion.â The Bible calls them âbirth pangs.â
9) The war on cash intensified. A few nations are banning cash and this will eventually lead to âMark of the Beastâ accounting. Technology was introduced that enables the total payment of goods and services using only an embedded chip.
10) Psalm 83 players are getting ready. Iran is the new power player in the Mideast thanks to Americaâs absence and thanks to Obama giving them 150 billion dollars they said was owed them. Turkey is in chaos and looking to Russia for support. Ones now readying themselves to go to war against Israel are Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and of course Iran with fresh money in their pockets ready now to strike Israel when this new Middle East confederacy is ready.
11) Europe is in a meltdownâsetting the unstable stage for the arrival of the Antichrist out of Europe. The godless culture in Europe welcomes all things dark and occultic. Their refugee policy has thrown the continent into chaos. It will welcome a âMr. Fix-Itâ to calm the storm, the Antichrist. On June 1 they had a literal Satanic ceremony as they dedicated the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland. European leaders cheered this.
12) The season of mocking the Lordâs return intensified. The Christian publication âChristian Todayâ scorned the Lordâs return and said a âzombie apocalypseâ was more likely.
13) The predicted rise of evil continues as foretold in II Timothy 3:13. A new term was introduced in late 2016: âSpirit Cooking.â It is too dark to write about but you can Google the information. We donât recommend it for sensitive people. It is borne out of the occult followers of Satanist Aleister Crowley and it would have entered the White House and Oval Office had Hillary Clinton won. This may be the biggest reason the Left lost as many in the Clinton campaign were cheerleaders for this evil.
14) The run-up to the lawlessness in the Tribulation has begun. There was post-election rioting with the promise of much more to come â all a blatant rejection of Donald J. Trump. Barack Obama was the most lawless president in U.S. history. He even told illegals they could vote with no consequences. Now the Left is making daily comments about assassinating Donald Trump.
15) The gay agenda has turned blatant. Many major corporations promoted this with their national advertising. The âdays of Noahâ have returned as predicted by Jesus. The transgender agenda also flourished. In both cases Target led the way with promotion.
16) The predicted rise in the persecution of Christians and Jews intensified. At the same time, some pastors were forced to turn over sermons for inspection in America and Christian businesses were hammered for trying to stand for righteousness. Yet Islam is protected and no condemnation can be given. Islamic classes are being introduced in our public schools and universities.
17) For most of these to play out required the prophesied rise in strong delusion (II Thess. 2:10-12). Those who take delight in mocking and rejecting Him, He will condemn, confuse their thinking, and cause them to believe fables. And they do! Remember, global warming is a greater danger than radical Islam. Today it would seem the Mad Hatter is in charge.
18) Technology giants came against righteousness once again. From Facebook to YouTube to Google to Twitter, their progressive agenda rejected a conservative and Christian message. The Christian film âI Am Not Ashamedâ had their YouTube trailer taken down one year in advance, marginalizing ticket sales.
Things are not falling apart â they are falling into place. Can you hear the hoofbeats of the four horsemen of the apocalypse in the distance?
I wonât be silent about the signs of the times. If Jesus chastised the Pharisees for not knowing the signs of His first coming, why would we not be expected to be aware of todayâs apocalyptic signs?
Rise up, wake up and look up our redeemer draweth nigh! Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦.
By Pastor Gary Kent Boyd
The rapture is a one of the most debated subjects in the church as well it should be. Jesus's coming back for his own, who are in the Holy Spirit, will be the removal of all God's chosen who will escape his wrath when the devil is loose. Our destiny will be the marriage to the Lamb of God Jesus, forever to be with him in his kingdom. So what is the rapture? How will it take place? Why is it necessary? Who will be raptured? When will the rapture take place? What do you have to do to prepare for the rapture? All these questions and more are answered in this redeeming article of salvation through faith in our Lord and savior.
Point 1. What is the rapture? The rapture promised to the believers in Christ, are called in scripture his Church, is a fulfillment of the Lord's prayer in John 17:24, "Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovest me before the foundation of the world." This specific verse clearly shows the Lord's desire to be united with his body the Church. We know from scripture that when a believer dies he is immediately in the presence of the Lord. Paul the apostle clearly expresses it in this testimony, "Absent from the body, present with the Lord" (2nd Corinthians 5:8).
Body Needs the Head
If, however, all believers had to die in order to be in the presence of the Lord, then the body of the Church (all believers down through history) would certainly not reflect the Christ who arose from the dead and ascended into heaven victoriously. Subsequently, a bodily resurrection of the body of the Church must take place. The Church is Jesus Christ's body, and He is the head. It is impossible to separate the body from the head.
The Lord's will then is clear, he wishes those who he bought with his precious blood, to be in his presence so that they may at last behold and grasp his great and righteous glory.
The rapture then is our transformation into the image of Him who was transformed before us: "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is" (1st John 3:2). Then we shall be able to proclaim that the rapture fulfills Bible prophecy.
Sons of God
We are "sons of God" but we are not like Him, yet. We have not been transformed into the eternal state or his image; at this moment we are not like him or as he is now. This is yet to come and could happen at any time.
After the rapture Satan is cast down to the earth in Revelation 12:7-9. Wickedness will then abound because the light of the Holy Spirit that is in us (the Church) has been taken away and in Revelation 12:12 which is close to the middle of the great tribulation he knows that he has but a short time.
Point 2. How Will the Rapture Take Place?
The rapture of the Church will take place in "the twinkling of an eye." Instantaneously, unannounced, without fanfare or news coverage, the rapture will occur when the Lord comes for his body of the Church. Corinthians 15: 51-53
The rapture of the Church is proclaimed in Cor. 15:51-53, "Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall all not all sleep, but we shall all be changed (transformed), In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on in-corruption and this mortal must put on immortality."
In 1st Thessalonians 4: 16-17 we read, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and we shall ever be with the Lord."
Point 3. Why is the Rapture Necessary?
The calling of Christ for his body is necessary in order to permit sin to reach its culmination. The Church is the light unto the world, thus when the light is gone the world descends into darkness. Sin can develop to its full potential because there is no one there to stop the wicked! Remember this happens before the great seven year tribulation, thus God is causing everything to speed up for his son to return. God cannot send destructive judgment on the earth because the measure of sin has not yet been fulfilled according to God's wisdom. When the light is gone sin will reach its prophesied apex.
Allows the Anti-Christ
The rapture of the body of the Church is necessary in order to allow the Anti-Christ to be revealed. Darkness can only operate when hidden from the light. The Anti-Christ is revealed when he offers a seven year peace treaty to Israel; this starts the seven year tribulation. This is yet in the future. As you can see we have but a short time before the rapture if you know what is happening in the Middle East today.
Satan Cast Down
We know that Satan is in heaven because of scripture that says in Revelation 12:10 "for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night." Satan is cast down in the middle of the tribulation, scripture tells us, so that he may possess the anti-Christ to make him perform the abomination of desolation. The rapture of the Church then is necessary to initiate the casting down of Satan from heaven.
Word Must Be Fulfilled
The rapture is also necessary because the Lord's word must be fulfilled. Although Jesus defeated the powers of Satan and death on Calvary's cross, his victory over death has not been transferred to the body of the Church. For two thousand years the saints have been buried without being transformed. They are waiting for the fullness of the body of the Church to be raised "in the twinkling of an eye" and meet the Lord in the air. The prophecy "then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, death is swallowed up in victory," can only be fulfilled when the body is united with the head, the Lord Jesus Christ himself.
Point 4. Who Will Be Raptured?
Scripture says very clearly that only those belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ will be raptured. Paul said in 1st Thessalonians 4:17 "Then we which are alive (meaning we who are alive in Christ) on the earth shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: so shall we ever be with the Lord." Those that are then alive and those asleep in the dust will then be reunited with Jesus in the air to forever be with God.
Point 5. When Will the Rapture Take Place?
Scripture says in Luke 12:40 "Be ye therefore ready also: for the son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not." Date setters are false prophets. To target a date takes away the element of surprise. The Bible says we must be ready at all times. The Bible says the only one who knows about the time of the rapture is God himself. We are not God so we do not know.
Point 6. How Can You Be Ready for the Rapture?
You must be born again. Without regeneration, you will remain in darkness, without hope, and lost for all eternity. John in 3:36 testifies, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." The gift of waiting for him must be a reality in your life. Looking for that blessed hope is paramount in the life of a Christian. Look up for your redeemer draweth nigh. God is the truth, the light, and the way; no one comes to the Father except through him. Maranatha...........
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By Pastor Gary Boyd
War clouds are darkening over the Middle East as I write. Israel is being put in the crosshairs of Syrian weapons supplied by none other than the good old pot stirrer Putin and his elitists power brokers. This is all about money and oil, whose got it, who wants it, and the bloody way Syria will try to get it.
After murdering almost 600,000 of its own countrymen, through bombings, sarin gas, epidemics of typhus and such, there is little Assad will not do to keep his cracking empire together.
However, attacking Israel will not make things better for him. An ancient prophecy written over 3000 years ago reveals that the Arab states and terrorist populations, which presently share common borders with Israel, will soon confederate in order to wipe Israel off of the map. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more." (Psalm 83:4). Psalm 83 predicts a climactic, concluding Arab-Israeli war that has eluded the discernment of today's top Bible scholars, and yet, the Middle East stage appears to be set for the fulfillment of this prophecy. While many of today's top Bible experts are predicting that Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, and several other countries are going to invade Israel according to the prophecy in Ezekiel 38, a timely book by Bill Salus called âPsalm 83 Warâ explains how Psalm 83 occurs prior to the war of gog & magog. Americans will stand beside Israel in this coming war!
Now To the Present
Late on Friday, March 17th, Israeli fighter jets crossed the Syrian border and carried out bombing raids against targets located in or near Palmyra. It represents the most northerly point Israel have ever attacked in Syria since the beginning of the civil war in 2011. It is believed Israel were targeting Hezbollah advanced weapons transfers.
The Syrian response was immediate, launching several anti-aircraft missiles which pursued the IDF jets back into Israeli airspace. Israel were then forced, for the first time, to deploy the new Arrow defense system, which according the Israeli government successfully intercepted the Syrian anti-aircraft missiles just moments before they hit the retreating Israeli jets.
Syria replied officially through its Ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Al Jaafari, who reflected a change of mood in the Syrian capital Damascus to such attacks, âthe Syrian response was appropriate and changed the rules of the game.â However, concerning Damascus, the Bible states, Isaiah 17:1. âThe burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.â Damascus is a 3,000 year old city and has never been destroyed. So this will happen sometime in the near future.
Assad Feeling Empowered
The Syrian government, under Bashar Al Assad, is feeling increasingly empowered and to a very large degree immune from Israelâs more drastic military responses, due to Russiaâs ever growing presence within Syria. Assad is beginning to feel secure again and also quite emboldened, to the point that he clearly no longer fears the consequences of firing upon Israeli jets, or perhaps even upon Israel itself.
Shortly after the successful bombing raid, Israelâs Ambassador to Russia, Cary Koren, was summoned to Moscow to hear the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister deliver a stern and severe rebuke, warning Israel in no uncertain terms not to interfere again in future Russian plans for Syria.
Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli Defense Minister responded as only he can, by threatening to wipe out all Syrian anti-aircraft batteries that fire on intruding Israeli bombers in the future.These Israeli fears have led the defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, to threaten to wipe out any Syria anti-aircraft battery that fires on intruding Israeli bombers.
Without a doubt Israel and her âexceedingly great armyâ are heading towards war. Though much of Israelâs future security strategy is understandably shrouded in secrecy, there are enough fragments of publically available information to clearly signpost in which direction Israel is headed.
In mid-June of last year, at the annual Herzliya Security Conference, Major General Herzl Halevi, the chief of the IDFâs military intelligence directorate, gave a speech in which he detailed the immediate military and security threats faced by Israel at that time. He was very clear about the belief within the Israeli military establishment that Iranâs Lebanese terrorist proxy Hezbollah are Israelâs current number one threat. He concluded ominously that, âFor Israel, Hezbollah must be incapacitated or destroyed; war becomes inexorable by implication.â As you may already know Hezbollah is controlled by Iran and the Revolutionary Guard make up a large piece of the terrorist group.
Israel views war with Hezbollah as being a certainty at this point, and there is a belief that this unavoidable future conflict will be different from those fought in the recent past. The IDF believe that in the next war, unlike previously, Israel will sustain serious numbers of casualties, âI wouldnât say the next round of violence with the Iran-backed terror group would result in mass casualties among Israelâs civilian population, but close.â
The Israeli Defense Forces have been preparing for this eventuality and seem to genuinely believe they are ready for what is to come. Halevi continued,
âIâm going to say this with all due caution, but there has never been an army that knows as much about its enemy as we know about Hezbollahâ¦But still, the next war will not be simple, it will not be easy.â
Haleviâs comments reflect the growing assumption within Israelâs political and military leadership that at this late point in the Syrian civil war, after years of death, displacement and suffering, there will not now be any meaningful political settlement found that will be able to reunify and bring peace to Syria. Halevi himself believes that Syria is âsaturated by bloodshed,â making any realistic or lasting peace impossible.
The second key assumption of Israelâs leadership is that Iran, under the cover of this Syrian civil war and using Hezbollah as a front, have been transporting increasing numbers of Iranian commanders directly into the Syrian border areas, adjacent to Israel. It is now a commonly held view in the IDF that they will soon begin seeing, âentire Iranian Revolutionary Guards battalions from their Golan observation points.â
Israelâs military and political leadership believe Iran have been hugely emboldened by Barack Obamaâs failed Iranian Nuclear Accords. Obama has given Iran international legitimacy, along with 150 billion US dollars, without providing any way at all to check the real and growing threat they pose to Israel. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Syria today.
Under the direct military cover of Russia, and using the fight against ISIS as a convenient excuse, Iran have been flooding Syria with both men and weaponry, as well as reinforcing Hezbollah. All this is for one purpose alone, to bring the fight directly to Israel.
Israel recognize that a major confrontation is coming, as does Hezbollahâs leader, radical Shiite cleric, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah. It is for this reason that Hezbollah have withdrawn and recalled all their Special Forces troops from the Syrian theatre back into Lebanon. Hezbollah, it is believed, will need them to face off against Israel in the approaching war,
âNasrallah was serious when he said that the region is heading towards a conflict and that there would be casualties in the next few months. This is because he has information that tells him Israel is preparing for war and soon. And because of this, Hezbollah is prepared for an armed standoff.â [
Israeli military planners have been rapidly drawing up their own plans. Already in the later stages of preparation, plans for the mass evacuation of up to a quarter of a million civilians from communities bordering Lebanon have just been revealed. Colonel Itzik Bar of the IDFâs Home Front Command said, âIn places where we understand there is a great danger to civilians, for example, where we wonât be able to supply defenses or supply deterrence â¦ we will evacuateâ¦â
As Bar concludes, in the next war with Hezbollah, ââ¦all of Israel is under threat.â
Yet this fragile and dangerous situation is further complicated by one issue over which Israel has no influence or control: Russia. Hezbollah and Iranâs obvious reliance upon Russian military cover in Syria presents Israel with a huge strategic problem. Up until this point Israel has proved time and again that when they feel there is an existential threat to their existence, or are faced with a situation where hostile enemies, like Hezbollah, are on the brink of receiving sophisticated weaponry, Israel will act every time. This will not change in the immediate future.
Yet Syria is now at a turning point. Syrian President Assad is increasingly stabilizing his hold over a country torn apart by war. His successes in recent months, propped up by Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, have prompted Assad to change his tactics and his approach towards Israel. He is getting bolder and has proven over the last few weeks, especially in his response to Israelâs most recent incursion into Syrian airspace, that he is now prepared to start firing back. He is actively trying to bring down Israeli jets operating in Syrian airspace.
Israel, for its part, seems to be in no mood to draw back from its consistent policy of attacking arms transfers to Hezbollah, wherever they see them. The potential for future confrontation between Israel and Syria, or worse between Israel and Russia is now a very real and growing one.
The problem Israel faces is one of balance. Do they continue their policy of strikes against Hezbollah, diminishing their capabilities which have until this point proved a tactical success, but which also may provoke a much greater strategic problem for Israel by drawing Syria and Israel into a full blown military confrontation? Worse still, Israel may even be drawn into an open confrontation with Russia.
Ominously, the beginnings of this may be happening right now. At the United Nations on Sunday night, Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari, speaking of Israeli Ambassador Cary Korenâs summoning to the Russian Foreign ministry, revealed that a clear message had been sent to Israel, âPutin sent a clear message, Israel was told categorically that this game is over.â
Events in Syria will continue to deteriorate from Israelâs strategic point of view. Bashar al-Assad, increasingly empowered, emboldened and now antagonistic, will continue to tighten his growing grip on Syria. Israeli border areas will continue to be flooded with Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah with fighters, all of whom are armed to the teeth and intent upon confronting the Jewish state with an arsenal so vast that it exceeds all of
Europeâs armies current conventional capabilities put together.
Russia will also continue to turn Syria into essentially one huge forward operating base.
It would seem Vladimir Putin is signaling that Israelâs time to act with impunity against Hezbollah over the skies of Syria is now over. The rules of the game for Israel are changing and her freedom to act decisively is coming to an end. War clouds are gathering over Israel and as Israeli Major General Herzl Halevi asserts, an approaching war for Israel, at this point, would seems to be an inevitability.
According to the Psalm 83 prophecy, however, Israel will be victorious in this coming fight, taking spoils of war, the Arab oil, and expanding their territory taking back the original Promised Land.
Pslam 83, âKeep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord.
17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.â
So God marches on to protect his chosen few, but this will be the beginning of many sorrows for Israel as her enemies regroup to plan the War of Gog and Magog. That is a story for another day. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦â¦..
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
James Comey is the penultimate D.C. âcrime fixer.â His many years of D.C. cronyism is profoundly smeared with a litany of outright crimes for which he should be prosecuted and receive the most severe sentence for one who is supposed to be protecting U.S. laws instead of violating them contemptuously. But when you are the top-cop in America, you get a stack of âget out of jail freeâ cardsâsome for you and many for your criminal friends.
A review of FBI Director James Comeyâs professional history and relationships shows that he is deeply entrenched in the big-money cronyism culture of Washington, D.C. His personal and professional relationships have all been undisclosed as he pretended to prosecute Hillary Clinton and yet exonerated her before an investigation was even opened. This legal dodging has been Comeyâs M. O. for decades as he was placed in high level political positions to âFIXâ the charges brought against White House criminals. Because of the length of this article go to my blog at: http://garyboyd2244.blogspot.com
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By DAVID ZEILER, Associate Editor, Money Morning â¢ @DavidGZeiler â¢March 31, 2017
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
The Social Security Trust Fund every retiree is relying on is not what most Americans believe it is.
The brutal truth is this $2.85 trillion fund, which is supposed to keep the Social Security program solvent until the year 2033, has no money in it whatsoever.
The entirety of the Social Security Trust Fund is held in "special obligation bonds," a type of government bond issued for a single purpose (in this case, the funding of Social Security benefits).
In other words, this "fund" is actually debt.
And unlike marketable Treasury bonds, these special obligation bonds can't be sold. They only have value if the U.S. government buys them back.
They also differ from marketable Treasuries in that they exist in paper form. All of them are stored in two loose-leaf binders in a filing cabinet at the "Bureau of Public Debt" in Parkersburg, W.Va.
But what many people fail to realize is that what the paper bonds represent isn't money that can be sent to Social Security beneficiaries, but debt owed by the U.S. government.
President George W. Bush made that clear on a little-remembered visit to Parkersburg in April 2005:
"A lot of people in America think there's a trust, in this sense â that we take your money through payroll taxes and then we hold it for you, and then when you retire, we give it back to you. But that's not the way it works.
There is no 'trust fund,' just IOUs that I saw firsthand, that future generations will pay â will pay for either in higher taxes, or reduced benefits, or cuts to other critical government programs.
The office here in Parkersburg stores those IOUs. They're stacked in a filing cabinet. Imagine â the retirement security for future generations is sitting in a filing cabinet."
While the public is generally unaware of this, those in the government have always known.
That's right. The government spends all the excess Social Security tax money in the year they receive it, replacing it with the paper IOUs that now sit in the filing cabinet in Parkersburg.
President Bill Clinton's 2000 budget proposal included a description of the Social Security Trust Fund similar to that of President Bush:
"The Social Security Trust Fund does not consist of real economic assets that can be drawn down in the future to fund benefits. Instead, they are claims on the Treasury that, when redeemed, will have to be financed by raising taxes, borrowing from the public, or reducing benefits or other expenditures."
But if the Social Security Trust Fund is just a pile of debt, where did the money go?
You're not going to like this answer, eitherâ¦
All of the Social Security Trust Fund Money Was Spent
Most people know that Social Security is funded primarily by payroll taxes levied on all U.S. workers. The money is spent as it comes in, sent out to beneficiaries.
But in most years there's a surplus, which the government is supposed to set aside for when the payroll tax receipts can't cover the cost of the benefits.
Investing that money in those special obligation bonds allowed the government instead to add the surplus to the general budget â where it was promptly spent on everything from defense to welfare to foreign aid.
Thatâs right. The government spends all the excess Social Security tax money in the year they receive it, replacing it with the paper IOUs that now sit in the filing cabinet in Parkersburg.
Over the years, different presidents have been accused of "raiding" the Social Security Trust Fund to finance this or that program, but that's understating what's actually happened.
The truth is, every president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has overseen this "borrowing" from the Social Security Trust Fund. And as long as the program's receipts exceeded its expenditures, it didn't matter all that much.
But that's about to changeâ¦
In 2020, Social Security Reaches a Tipping Point
In 2010, the amount the Social Security program paid in benefits exceeded what it took in payroll taxes, a gap that now grows larger every year.
Still, Social Security was able to more than make up the shortfall with interest payments it receives on the special obligation bonds. Last year, for instance, Social Security received $93.3 billion in interest payments from the U.S. Treasury.
But this grace period will be short-lived. The Social Security trustees estimate that in 2020 the interest payments will no longer be able to cover the shortfall. At that point, the program will need to start redeeming its special obligation bonds.
Since that's debt owed by the Treasury, every bond redeemed will add to the federal budget deficit. It will be like paying off one credit card with another.
The alternative, as President Bush noted, is reducing Social Security benefits, raising taxes, or chopping other budget items. All politically toxic.
Of course, accelerating the growth of the national debt â already at $20 trillion â could affect the ability of the government to continue buying back the special obligation bonds.
As the baby boomers retire, the ratio of workers supporting retirees will continue to shrink. That means a gap in Social Security's finances that will widen with each passing year.
But the real crisis hits in 2034â¦
America's Choice: Slashed Social Security Benefits or Crippling Debt
In just 17 years the trustees estimate the Social Security Trust Fund will run dry (taking the interest payments with it).
By law, the system can only pay out money it controls. The depletion of the Social Security Trust Fund in 2034 means that in that year â benefits will shrink to 77% of what is owed. So a retiree who gets a monthly check for $1,000 would see it fall to $770.
The political outcry would probably force Congress to supplement Social Security from the general budget to prevent such painful cuts in benefits.
But that solution will quickly balloon budget deficits and the national debt.
According to Social Security trustee projections, the annual supplement needed to make the program whole will reach $1 trillion by 2038 and $2 trillion by 2042. The 2017 federal budget is about $4 trillion.
Any way you look at it, the Social Security program â and the 77 million of Americans now moving towards retirement who rely upon it â have some rough years ahead of it.
By Gene Lawley
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
How will this new world order affect us in the good old USA? What will be the order of things then? When will all this go down? Who will grab the reigns of power to shackle us to this one world nightmare? How will this all transpire?
The long awaited goal seemed to be in reach when President Obama remarked rather incidentally in an aside last April 30, 2016. He said, âThe end of the Republic has never looked better.â The coming election appeared to be locked in the hands of Hillary Clinton whose only apparent offer to the American electorate was âthe first woman president.â (And also a continuation of the Obama administrationâs obvious destruction of American national sovereignty.)
Lies & Deception
It was eight years of lies and deception, whether in unemployment statistics, economic and social wellbeing, or âif you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,â and âif you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan,â or âthere will be plenty of shovel ready jobs?â Yea right, a year later he come out and told us that was a bunch of hooey!
His overall goal was âhush-hushâ in all of the media, a carryover from the clear refusal to search out and expose Obamaâs true past history. Like the phony birth certificate, his college records, his attendance at Columbia University that no one quite seems to remember, or all the balid faced lies that went on when he said the 787 billion bailout was going to create massive jobs when all it did was bail the banks out while they sat on the money. Federal courts strangely would not permit the continuance of any kind of challenge or evidence presentation that would open up that bombshell of reality. It only highlights Henry Kissingerâs elated exclamation after the 2008 election: âHe has been primed to lead us into a New World Order.â Primed indeed!
A Christian surely must be asking where God is in all of this seemingly full-throttled effort of the âconspiracy realistsâ to pull off a giant coup of installing a New World Order over the nations. It is a long-standing theological reality that God is not going to give up His glory to any mortal being which He created.
In Ephesians 3:10-11 Paul writes of Godâs purpose in the revealing of Jesus Christ as God in the flesh of man was âthat now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.â
It is worth noting that when the New Testament writers speak of the church accomplishing anything for God, it has nothing to do with any man-made entity or denomination such as Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, or that building where people assemble for worship and fellowship. It is that born-again body of Christ, the one represented in the statement Jesus made in answer to Peterâs identification of Jesus as âthe Christ, the Son of the living Godâ in Matthew 16:16.
Jesus answered in verse 17, ââ¦On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.â
The angels wonder about the methods of Godâs purpose, according to 1 Peter 1:12, âthings which angels desire to look into.â They do not know of mercy and grace in personal experience. However, making the manifold wisdom of Godâs purpose known to principalities and powers in the heavenly places has another audienceâthose of evil intent who are opposed to all that is of God, yet will be totally destroyed in the final conclusion of Godâs plan. It is like the story of Job, whom Satan desired that he might prove what a failure God was in entrusting His glory in a man of the earth such as Job. That issue is described by Paul as how âthe foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of men (bond-slaves of the prince of this world), (1 Corinthians 1:18, 21, 25).
The ultimate warfare is between God and Satan, as revealed in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28, where back in eternity past that top angel of the host of heaven Lucifer was allowed to rebel against his Creator and Godâs glory and sovereignty were challenged. So it is, as Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:12, âFor we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.â
Four Major Eras
In the plan of God for mankind there appears to be four major eras or periods of time in which He deals with man with increasingly more enlightenment of Himself and with resulting more responsibility of man. Those broad periods of time are as follows:
Creation to Abraham
Abraham to Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ to His Second Coming
Christâs 1,000-year reign-Millennium
Then, eternity, for time will be no more.
As I mentioned above, and actual history shows thus far, as more and more revelation of God and His plans unfold, there is more awareness of manâs accountability to God. And, unfortunately, continual failure of man to be accountable and obedient has been the end result in every era, with the climax of Godâs judgment.
That first period started with perfectionâ¦and innocence, and shortly, failure, and mankind no longer was alive, spiritually. Embedded in his conscience, however, was the moral law of good and evil, for they had eaten of that treeâs fruit. It took the judgments of a flood and confusion of languages to climax that era. Obeying their consciences was too much for the people.
Then God called a man named Abram out from his relatives and made of him a nation that He called His holy people and gave them written laws which they promised to keep, a covenant of promise. That is the story of the Old Testament, a story, again, of failure of the chosen people, even, to be accountable and obedient to God their Creator.
They were scattered among the nations of the world for their judgment but with a promise of a future restoration to the land promised to Abraham and his descendants forever. A future period of seven years, known as âthe time of Jacobâs trouble,â would take place in which His chosen people would finish their judgment and find restoration to Godâs favor.
That third era with the advent of Jesus Christ, had been promised from the beginning. It was God appearing in the form of man, born of God and of a woman. Paul writes of this in 1 Timothy 3:16:
âAnd without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles,believed on in the world, received up in glory.â
It was then God walking among men, fully God, fully man, but without the Adam-killing sinfulness that had enslaved mankind since that day in the Garden of Eden. It was Godâs major revelation of Himself, on whose face it was said that no man could look and live. He was Godâs personal message to man, as reported in Hebrews 1:1-2:
âGod, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.â
John wrote of the fellowship he and the disciples had with Him and recommended that fellowship to all others as well:
âThat which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of lifeâthe life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to usâthat which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be fullâ (1 John 1-4).
This period is the age of grace, the times of the Gentiles, when Godâs plan is to âtake out of the Gentiles a people for His nameâ (Acts 15:14), while setting aside the Israelites, in part, while that is being done (Romans 11:25). This period ends, also, with judgment, seven years of it upon the disobedient Jews and people all over the world who remain in rebellion.
Even though believers during this âdispensation of graceâ (Ephesians 3:2) are indwelt with the Holy Spirit of promise, they, too, are showing an increasing lack of accountability and obedience. Such a marvelous and majestic revelation of Godâs reality, presence and relativity to mankind still does not impact time exclusively.
Multiple scriptures indicate that those who believe in Christ and are born again during this period will be removed from that judgment before it begins and will return with the Savior when He comes to the earth once again to complete that phase of the judgment and begin that final era before eternity, the millennium.
Three of the final actions of the Lord in that third period will be casting the Antichrist and his false prophet into the lake of fire to burn forever, killing the others who were against Him, and binding Satan in chains in the bottomless pit for the duration of the millennium.
Many passages of Scripture in Isaiah, Jeremiah and other prophetical books of the Bible, such as Zechariah 14 and Revelation 20 describe that time when Jesus will reign over the earth from the throne of David as one with peace, good health and long lives, no warfare, even among animals. Yet, at the end of the 1000 year millennium, when Satan is loosed from his chains for a short while, he will readily raise up an army to oppose the Lord who will destroy that opposition, finally and forever!
Every period ends in judgment upon the inhabitants of the earth, for they do not measure up to the accountability and obedience God requires. It is the glory of God that he, alone, is capable of manâs redemption; flesh and blood have no place in His plan. As more and more of Godâs reality will have been revealed, man continually refuses His free gift of salvation. But God is merciful and saves those who do realize their sinfulness and turn to Him for forgiveness.
This article began with consideration of where we are with current events and Godâs plan for mankind. In light of the pattern of history and its showing of manâs inability to choose good over evil, the question remains of whether or not this current new direction for America, as well as Britain and other nations, will endure into the future for any length of time, given the harsh and desperate resistance being shown.
America has been looked upon as âthe leader of the free world,â and her benevolence shown in the restoration of Europe and Japan after defeating that opposition in World War II stands out before the envy of many people. After many centuries of kings, despots and dictators, God allowed man to form the most ideal political entity than any previously known. With that platform, could man finally govern himself justly and righteously?
What we are seeing unfold in current events appears to be a rejection, even, of the best for which man could ever hopeâ¦without his submission to the God of the universe. Again, the glory of God reigns supreme over the proponents of evil. These four dispensations of time discussed here show an increasing revelation of God to mankind, yet each period has and will end in judgment on mankind for his decided rejection of that God. It is to His glory in the universe that the created cannot survive without and apart from the mercy, grace and love of the Creator.
It seems to highlight, on the spiritual side, the words of John 3:19:
âAnd this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.â If men wish to be saved they must come out of the dark and give their hearts to God. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦â¦.
By Brandon Smith
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
The general public truly lives in two separate worlds. We have the world of the mainstream media, popular culture and political rhetoric; a world which constantly and desperately seeks to twist or destroy any legitimate measure of reality, leading people into a frenzied fog. Then, we have the world of concrete facts; an ugly, brutal world that upsets many people when they see it and leaves them with little more than the hope that the most innovative of us will perhaps reverse the disastrous course, or at least, survive to carry on a meaningful level of civilization.
The sad thing is, if a majority of the population studied and accepted the world of fact, then preparation and intelligent or aggressive action might negate any destructive outcome. Reality only grows more ugly because we continue to ignore it.
Have you ever come to a logical or practical conclusion in response to a national or global problem and waited in vain to hear it represented in the mainstream? Have you ever thought â if I can figure this out, why canât they? And by âthey,â I mean the people most commonly offered a mainstream platform. This includes so called âprofessional journalists,â political leaders, mainstream economists, highly paid âanalysts,â etc. Well, I think more and more Americans in particular are finally considering the notion that these âprofessionalsâ are either not very smart, or they have an agenda that seeks to perpetuate the problem rather than fix the problem., akin to the pharmaceutical industry, always a treatment never a cure.
Yes, the intellectual class if that is what you want to call them, the longtime gatekeepers of public thought and consent, are actually mostly morons and liars with a terrible purpose in mind. I understand that this does not come as a surprise to many of my readers, but remember, the masses are still trapped in a stupefying fog. Most just to get over are working 50 to 60 hours a week and have too grab what they can of sound bite news.The goal here is to bring just a few more of them out of the doldrums whenever possible. A lot in fact hardly ever watch the news because it is so corrupt.
In the meantime, they are being fed one dishonest narrative after another, like Ferguson, like Baltimore,and there are certain truths, suggestions, solutions and philosophies they will never stumble across in their daily lives. Here are just a few questions and ideas on very specific mainstream events and propaganda memes which just donât seem to receive the light of day.
The Healthcare Bill Debacle
If you happen to take note of stock market reactions to legislative events, you may have observed that equities recently suffered a swift sidekick to the solar plexus (read the section on stocks below as to why this matters little). This is, according to the left wing mainstream, due to the failure of the Trump administrationâs Obamacare repeal efforts. The first assumption here is that stock markets exploded higher after Trumpâs election win purely because the investment world was placing bets that Trump would ram through tax cuts and pro-business legislation within his first year. The second assumption is that because Trumpâs first piece of major legislation, the repeal of Obamacare, has failed, he will not be able to achieve any of his other stated goals, including tax cuts.
There are perhaps some minor truths within this narrative. A repeal of Obamacare might have helped free up billions in capital which could have been used for Trumpâs infrastructure programs among other things. With the health care act still bleeding Americans dry and overextending the expenses of government, that border wall is looking a little less likely right now. Unless, of course, taxes remain the same or even increase in the near term.
My question is, why isnât anyone in the mainstream questioning why a ânewâ healthcare bill was necessary at all? What was the point of this debacle? To marginally shift Obamacare so that it still exists but with reduced funding? Why not just get rid of this colossal disaster completely? That is what people voted Trump in for.
Instead of chasing a pointless piece of legislation through congress trying to make every special interest happy, why wonât Trump simply remove enforcement of the Obamacare tax? It is, after all, a perfect example of taxation without representation which is unlawful since the Congress introduces tax laws. If businesses and individuals no longer had to worry about the fines for not paying into Obamacare, then most of them would not voluntarily pay for it. Thus, Obamacare would be defunded naturally. It seems to me that the most obvious solution to the problem is being completely ignored in the left wing mainstream media.
Russian Hackers And Political Influence
This narrative just refuses to die, and the only point I can see to it so far is that it is a way for establishment elites to keep the political left constantly agitated. The left becomes more and more insane in their rhetoric and behavior exactly because the left wing mainstream media continues to perpetuate the rationale that Trump is ânot really president.â Think about it â the left was already hurtling towards the madness of full blown communism, but in order to reach a crescendo of schizophrenic violence, they need a little more psychological justification. If they can be convinced that Trump is now a âRussian agent,â they have all the justification they need to take their mob actions to the next level.
Just one problem â why is no one in the mainstream asking for the evidence that supposedly proves that Trumpâs campaign was influenced by the Russian government? I keep hearing it exists, but where is it? Maybe they havenât invented it yet, lies and deception take time you know.The media is more than willing to demand hard evidence that the Trump team was being electronically tapped by the Obama administration; but so far there is more evidence coming to light of Obama wiretapping than evidence that Trump is working for the Russians.
Beyond this, as far as the Russian âhackingâ of the DNC during the election is concerned, why is no one presenting the most important point â that point being, WHO CARES who actually hacked the DNC? It does not matter. What matters is that extreme corruption was found, along with regular collusion between the Clinton campaign and the media. It is the corruption that people should be up in arms about, NOT the hacking.
Why are the Clinton's still running around free? Why is no one talking about prosecution anymore? This question is for Trump, of course. Now, I predicted post election that Trump would indeed abandon all talk of Hillary Clinton going to prison almost immediately, but I would like to hear his argument as to why this should no longer be pursued.
Hillaryâs pay for play State job shows without a doubt the Clinton Foundation was corrupt, otherwise they would not have shut it down already. What about the sale of 20% of Americaâs Uranium to Russia if you want to talk coverup by the Hilda beast. Then there is Benghazi and on and on. Is it because the Bill and Hill Bonnie and Clyde show is backed by the Dixie mafia and no one wants to go after them for fear of adding to the list of Clinton murders?
Stock Market Relevancy
Why do left wing mainstream media economists hyper focus on the stock market? The stock market is nothing more than a trailing indicator of economic decline, and is ultimately irrelevant to the bigger fiscal picture. Yet, the health of the economy is almost always first tied to stock market performance and to unemployment numbers which are also highly manipulated.
If stocks are in complete reversal by June/July as I think they will, does this mean that the economy is finally considered âin decline?â Or, does it mean that the economy has been in steady decline for years and only now is the stock market reflecting that reality?
Also, why do people still listen to mainstream economists? They are almost always wrong, and alternative economists are almost always right. Shouldnât these supposed âprofessionalsâ be out of a job by now?
Why is enforcement of existing immigration laws, laws which have been a standard for decades, such a divisive issue? Most countries in the world have stringent immigration laws, why is it that America is not allowed to enforce similar laws? Why does the left in particular consider the removal of illegal immigrants representative of âracismâ or âfascism?â I realize they are mostly insane, but I would just like to hear one valid and practical argument from them as to why the U.S. specifically should be saddled with wide open borders and why American conservatives in particular are racist merely for demanding that the current laws be followed? Is it because corportion lobbies, who want cheap foreign labor, run the Democrats with large donations to their re-election campaigns. They could care less about whether Americans are working or not, it is about re-election and who is going to put them back in office. Can you say term limits, I can.
I donât want to hear nonsensical mainstream arguments about how we are a ânation of immigrants.â We are NOT a nation of immigrants. I was born here. Most of us were born here. Our ancestors settled here and built this nation from nothing. This nation is established now and has been for generations. Times change and we donât need a flood of random immigrants that cannot be vetted, who may in fact be terrorists, in our country when the rest of the world is being blown up by these religious jihadists. If anything, we need highly selective immigration of only the best and brightest and most skilled from around the world.
Illegal immigration is not a debate. There is no logical reason to defend it, unless your goal is to overwhelm the American system with potential democrat voters or to completely destabilize the country altogether. Why are we still arguing about this?
The Mainstream Media Is Dying
The bastion guardian of all that is âmainstream,â the arbiter of who is âfake newsâ and who is âreal news,â is actually in rapid decline, but you will never hear them admit it publicly. Many alternative media outlets are crushing the readership and viewership numbers of many mainstream media publications and shows, but much of the public still clings to the faulty concept that there is a particular level of âprofessionalismâ that goes into the production of these narrative peddlers. We have been brainwashed with stories of âjournalistic integrityâ that lead us to consider media a higher calling. This is, of course, pure garbage.
As was made fully evident this past election, there is absolutely no integrity whatsoever in the journalistic field. There are only people with agendas and people who whore themselves out for people with agendas. Thatâs it. You may find a few honest souls on the conservative side of the media apparatus, but in large part, journalism is like a Vegas brothel.
Unfortunately, our society is in a period of transition in which the public is skeptical of mainstream media influences, but still pays attention to them. While people are rapidly abandoning these ânews sourcesâ for more independent fare, like WND.com and Newsmax.com, this may be too little too late. As I have outlined above, there are numerous questions which are never asked; numerous solutions that are never presented. The majority remains oblivious to practical options and practical actions. They remain oblivious to certain truths. The left wing mainstream may have already done all the damage it can do. All that is left is for alternative analysts to pick up the pieces, ask the right questions, fight for the right causes and see if we can salvage this mess in time.
If we truly have enemies of America trying to dissolve our union, these wobbly empty suited bottom feeding scumbags, like George Washington had a vision about, philandering womanizing misogynists (sometimes you look into their eyes and get the feeling someone else is driving like maybe the devil inside) how would you ever know what the truth is if all the righteous are gone? http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/washington/vision.html
These intellectual misfits in the left wing media feed us unregulated multiculturalism becoming a greater priority for any human society than our own national security. Say what?This is truly a lie. We have 22 jihadist camps in America, thanks to Obama, just waiting to train these unvetted refugees into radical acts of destruction on our nation. Destabilization of our fair country by these book peddling progressive totalitarians who hang with the swells shoot their flaming arrows of hate relentlessly into the left wing media who such it up like it was gold. With their rich undertones of snark, sarcasm & just a hint of provocateur using just enough to tantalize, anger then becomes the wind that blows out the candle of the mind! Ferguson comes to mindâ¦...
By Pastor Gary Boyd
During the coming Great Tribulation, GodÃ¢ÂÂs wrath upon the earth, there is a false prophet that helps the Antichrist come to power, fortifies his support, and helps him sucker in followers for his one world order. Little has been known about this man until recently, here now what the word is.
Not Your Average Pope
There is absolutely nothing normal about the reign of Pope Francis.
He became pope after his predecessor, Pope Benedict, stepped down Ã¢ÂÂ being the first pope to do so in 400 years. The word at the time was either step down or you will be removed. Pope Francis is a Jesuit which is the warrior arm of the church. That has never happened in the Vatican; and many Catholics were shocked.
Throughout history, the Jesuits have been the military arm of the Vatican, fighting the PopeÃ¢ÂÂs enemies if need be. They in effect Ã¢ÂÂprotectedÃ¢ÂÂ the Pope. But for one of them to become pope is unprecedented.
Pope Francis and the U.N.
In September of 2015, the pope became a spokesperson for Climate Change at the U.N. He referred to the earth as Ã¢ÂÂMother EarthÃ¢ÂÂ (sound familiar?) Ã¢ÂÂ clearly New Age terminology. Since then, Pope Francis has been outspoken on many subjects. He proclaimed that Ã¢ÂÂGod is not afraid of new thingsÃ¢ÂÂ when questioned about homosexuality, which is not a new thing and is why Sodom & Gomorrah were destroyed back in LotÃ¢ÂÂs day. He also said that even the atheist can go to heaven; go figure? If atheists do not believe in God how can they go to heaven to meet him? He caused much upheaval in the Christian world when he said that the Cross of Jesus was a failure that is the exact opposite of what scripture says. This man is completely out there concerning what the Word is and is backing Islam that is a cultish Satanic religion. How far away from the truth can you get!
Pope Francis and Marxism
This pope speaks out continually about redistribution of wealth, but you never hear him talking about redistributing the VaticanÃ¢ÂÂs wealth! IÃ¢ÂÂve seriously never seen a pope wearing so many hats and is not the master of any! IÃ¢ÂÂm not sure if he took on these roles or if someone is assigning them to him.
Pope Francis says the EU Ã¢ÂÂrisks dyingÃ¢ÂÂ
The pontiff called for greater European solidarity as an Ã¢ÂÂantidote to modern forms of populism.Ã¢ÂÂ
The European Union Ã¢ÂÂrisks dyingÃ¢ÂÂ without a new vision, Pope Francis has warned. My question is Ã¢ÂÂAnd socialism is the answer?Ã¢ÂÂ
In an address to European leaders in the not to long ago, the Pope said the EU faced a Ã¢ÂÂvacuum of valuesÃ¢ÂÂ and was losing its Ã¢ÂÂsense of direction.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂWhen a body loses its sense of direction and is no longer able to look ahead, it experiences a regression and, in the long run, risks dying,Ã¢ÂÂ he said. Can he not see his religion in Europe is already dead?
Prime ministers and presidents from 27 EU member states have descended on Italy to mark the 1957 founding Treaty of Rome, receiving a papal blessing on the eve of the anniversary.
Celebrations at the event have been muted by uneasiness in the EU due to prolonged economic crises, unemployment, poverty, money problems, and of course the unresolved migrant situation in many countries and BritainÃ¢ÂÂs Brexit referendum vote to leave the bloc.
Being smarter than she looks British Prime Minister Theresa May did not attend the meeting in the Vatican, due to so called other obligations.
The Pope warned that the boom in anti-EU parties across Europe could herald a growing split between citizens and their representative institutions.
He also said greater international solidarity was the Ã¢ÂÂmost effective antidote to modern forms of populism.Ã¢ÂÂ My question is Ã¢ÂÂthe whole world is in an economic depression and the Pope apparently does not recognize it?Ã¢ÂÂ
Mentioning the terror attack in London, Francis said leaders needed to work together to promote EuropeÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂpatrimony of ideals and spiritual valuesÃ¢ÂÂ with greater passion.
Ã¢ÂÂFor it is the best antidote against the vacuum of values of our time, which provides a fertile terrain for every form of extremism,Ã¢ÂÂ he said. DoesnÃ¢ÂÂt he realize he is contributing to the vacuum of values by telling bald faced lies?
The pontiff also criticized leadersÃ¢ÂÂ response to the refugee crisis.
He said: Ã¢ÂÂIt is not enough to handle the grave crisis of immigration of recent years as if it were a mere numerical or economic problem, or a question of security.Ã¢ÂÂ My response is, Ã¢ÂÂHow many refugees has the Vatican taken in since you claim to be a nation state?Ã¢ÂÂ
He spoke of a worrying Ã¢ÂÂlapse of memoryÃ¢ÂÂ from Europeans, despite mass migrations in the 20th centuryÃ¢ÂÂs world wars being an integral part of the formation of the Union. However, if my history serves me right, the Vatican at the time of World War Two, helped the fascists in Italy and also helped get the Nazis into South America when the war was lost and they were fleeing war crimes. I have no Ã¢ÂÂlapse of memory: here!
After JesusÃ¢ÂÂ resurrection, Our Lord said Ã¢ÂÂGo therefore and make disciples of all nations.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂMt 28:19. To the contrary, Pope Francis said this week: Ã¢ÂÂIt is not right to convince someone of your faith.Ã¢ÂÂ This means Pope Francis is now directly opposing Jesus Christ. Scripture says to go out among the people and spread the gospel to have them come to Christ. This is a direct contradiction! Either he does not know what he is talking about or he is directly misleading his congregation down the road to another gospel. He even says Islam is on par with Christianity? Excuse me! Not true!
"For which cause God also hath exalted Him, and hath given Him a Name which is above all Names: That in the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father."
"Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God hath raised from the dead, even by Him this man standeth here before you whole. This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved."
7 Major Speeches Where Jesus is Not Mentioned
Pope Francis gave seven major talks and speeches during his "apostolic journey" to the United States and Cuba. You will read about climate change, religious tolerance, following your dreams, diversity, immigration, and red shoes.
What you will not see, not even once, is the Name of Jesus Christ.
The phenomenon of the supposed so called Vicar of Christ forgetting Jesus is, of course, nothing new. We can remember in November 2014 he also completely omitted the Name of Jesus from his speech to the European Parliament. Also, in July, 2014 when giving his "Top Ten List" about "how to be happier" this alleged successor of Peter came up with many ideas, including: "live and let live," "stop being negative," and even "respect nature." However, he found no place to mention Jesus Christ in his list of how to have greater joy in our lives.
There are roughly 13,000 words in the 7 speeches without even one mention of the Name of our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ. Some of these words include:
"I" Ã¢ÂÂ 198 times
"human" Ã¢ÂÂ 42 times
"society/social" Ã¢ÂÂ 42 times
"dream(s)/dreaming" Ã¢ÂÂ 36 times
"Me" Ã¢ÂÂ 28 times
"environment" Ã¢ÂÂ 18 times
"future" Ã¢ÂÂ 21 times
"brother" Ã¢ÂÂ 13 times
"economic" Ã¢ÂÂ 11 times
"fraternity/fraternal" Ã¢ÂÂ 7 times
"JESUS" Ã¢ÂÂ zero (0) times
"Christ" Ã¢ÂÂ zero (0) times
13 Rotten Fruit of St. Francis
'Pope Francis' said that Jesus "had to beg forgiveness of his parents" and that the Virgin Mary reproached Christ. Not true.
2. 'Pope Francis' taught that the miracle of Jesus multiplying the bread and fish was really a miracle of "sharing." Not true.
3. 'Pope Francis' claimed that lost souls do not go to Hell, saying "there is no punishment, but the annihilation of that soul. All the others will participate in the beatitude of living in the presence of the Father. The souls that are annihilated will not take part in that banquet; with the death of the body their journey is finished." Not true. Read the proof:
Ã¢ÂÂBut as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂThen he will say to those on his left, Ã¢ÂÂDepart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂAnd these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.Ã¢ÂÂ
4. On June 8, 2014, Pentecost, the day that celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles (often called "the birthday of the Church"), 'Pope Francis' hosted the first ever Muslim and Jewish prayers and Koran readings at the Vatican.
5. 'Pope Francis' sent an iPhone video message recorded by (now deceased) Tony Palmer to a group of evangelicals gathered by "The Godfather of the Prosperity Gospel" TV Preacher Kenneth Copeland. Tony Palmer dubbed this event the beginning of "the miracle of unity" and with the claimed approval of 'Pope Francis' said "The real communion is not the bread, but the brother." Really?
6. 'Pope Francis' released a video promoting his prayer intention of "Inter-religious Dialogue." It featured an Islamic Leader, a Buddhist Lama, a Jewish Rabbi, and a Catholic Priest. The video included images of Muslim prayer beads, a Buddha statue, and a Menorah, but no cross. All religions were presented equally and the star of the video, 'Pope Francis', said "Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty we have for all: we are all children of God." Not true. Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except by me!
7. 'Pope Francis' said that "Mother Earth" is the one who 'gave us life and safeguards us.' Pope seems to be worshipping the creation and not the creator.
8. 'Pope Francis' approved of contraception in certain circumstances.
9. 'Pope Francis' issued an Apostolic Exhortation (Amoris Laetitia) that changes the practice of denying Holy Communion to those who are in 'irregular unions' (divorced and remarried, etc.).
10. On December 8, 2015, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the official opening day of the "Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy," as well as the 50th anniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Council, images of animals were projected onto the facade of Saint Peter's Basilica at an event called "Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home" as an homage to nature inspired by 'Pope Francis" climate change encyclical, "Laudato SiÃ¢ÂÂ and coinciding with the COP 21 climate conference in Paris. As you might already know, climate change is a ruse to raise money for the New World Order.
11. 'Pope Francis' after being asked about the murder of Father Hamel, a Priest whose throat was slashed by an Islamic jihadist during Mass in Paris, mentioned "fruit salad", said "If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence," and generically condemned "fundamentalists" while pushing "coexistence."
12. On October 31, 2016, All Hallows' Eve, 'Pope Francis' participated in a joint ceremony with the World Lutheran Federation to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, signing a joint pledge to work to remove all obstacles to full unity; He has also said that he "admires" Martin Luther and that "the intentions of Martin Luther were not mistaken." He has put a red statue of Martin Luther in the Vatican, and even left Lutherans wondering if they are already allowed to take Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. My response is Martin Luther, acting on his belief, wrote the Ã¢ÂÂDisputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,Ã¢ÂÂ also known as Ã¢ÂÂThe 95 Theses,Ã¢ÂÂ a list of questions and propositions for debate. Popular legend has it that on October 31, 1517 Luther defiantly nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. Broken down means you could pay the church money to sin and it would be forgiven. Absurd!
13. 'Pope Francis' said "It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in MatthewÃ¢ÂÂs Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest." Not true. He sent his disciples to spread the good news of Jesus coming, not to conquer anyone.
Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets of Rome on April 1st in at least six different rallies called by numerous groups across the political spectrum to protest against various aspects of EU rule.
So, basically the pope is declaring that populism or patriotism causes Ã¢ÂÂevery form of extremism.Ã¢ÂÂ REALLY? Sounds like Pope Francis is on a steady diet of the Communist Manifesto. Is he confused or even crazy?
Maybe crazy like a fox.
I see this pope as a dangerous man. I have posed the question; could he be the False Prophet from Scripture? It seems that this man has grandiose ideas about his role in society.
Pope/Ecologist/Politician/ and now possibly Ruler? But certainly not a person who represents Christ on this earth. If he sees himself in that role Ã¢ÂÂ IÃ¢ÂÂm sure it lies at the bottom of his priorities Ã¢ÂÂ he hardly mentions the name of Jesus.
So, I ask againÃ¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦.Does Pope Francis wish to be Emperor of a revived Holy Roman Empire? It would appear so.
At this point I do not put anything past this extremely cunning shrew dangerous man. In my own personal opinion I believe he is the false prophet. MARANATHA!
By Pastor Gary Boyd
Researched by Pastor Boyd
When telling about spiritual warfare the Bible is very explicit - Christians live in a battlefield in the spiritual realm contending with evil in the world, the flesh and the devil. The battles are real, ask any exorcists, so are the many causalities. Many believers lose more battles than we win and endure their walk with God instead of enjoying it. Those who choose to ignore, ridicule or run from the realities of spiritual warfare are putting themselves at a huge disadvantage. Believers must learn to be strategic in their response to these three enemies, learning how to fight biblically and effectively rather than just sincerely. We must put on the full armor of God his word.
Evil Calling Out Trump
The recent announcement that witches across America will unite to place a curse on President Trump asks the question: How are we as Christians to live until Jesus returns? Well for one thing we must pray to our God to confront this evil, such as this. Please if you are Christian say this prayer aloud as you read it:
In the name, authority and power of the LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we agree with and send this prayer throughout the earth and the heavens to stand together against this mass witchcraft attack directed over the next few days against President Trump, his family and friends, his advisors and his cabinet, and us, whether the effects are intended to be immediate or delayed.
We are seated in the heavenlies with God, are saved by Jesus Christ, and have the Holy Ghost indwelling us. We have power and the victory against satan and his minions, agents, allies, and servants because of the victory of the cross of Jesus Christ. It is finished. They are defeated. We are victors. We come in His power, not ours.
We cover ourselves and every person coming in prayer against this mass witchcraft attack with the blood of the Lamb of God. We loose warrior angels to protect and guard us. We armor ourselves with the whole armor of God, and ask the Holy Ghost to turn our swords of the Spirit into flaming swords of power, might and swiftness. We lock our shields of faith into a collective shield wall that will cover every man, woman and child coming in prayer and intercession against this mass witchcraft attack that may be directed against us at any time or from any place. We are more than conquerors in this battle.
We rebuke and bind the intentions, efforts and works of every participant in this mass witchcraft attack to automatic and total failure. We loose angels of God's choice to mar every letter, marking, drawing, sigil and symbol, confuse every syllable, vowel, and word muttered, spoken, chanted or prophesied, and block and disrupt every bodily gesture, movement and stance of every one of these practitioners that are participating in this mass spell, whether they are solitary or joined in a group or coven.
We cover every instrument of witchcraft with the blood of Jesus Christ to discharge its power and disconnect it from its satanic power source. God, please destroy every instrument of witchcraft being used for this attack. We ask you to crush their stones and crystals, splinter and break their wands and rods, shatter their mirrors and crystal balls, rend and tear their clothing and regalia, render powerless any doll, image or effigy being utilized, and otherwise make all these instruments of evil useless forever and ever.
We cover with the blood of the Lamb of God to discharge the power of every magical hex mark, pentagram, hexagram, septagram, octagram, circle, triangle, square, pyramid, cube, platonic solid or matrix used to gather and concentrate their magical power.
We cover every participant in this mass witchcraft attack with the blood of the Lamb of God, to nullify their personal power, and disconnect them from their satanic power source.
We also loose escape and evasion into every animal and human that would be used in this mass witchcraft attack as a blood sacrifice, and ask that warrior angels be loosed to protect these intended sacrifices from capture, and release them if they are already being held.
We bind to utter failure and fruitlessness every single charm, chant, incantation, spell, curse and ritual that is coming from any source (be it human, demonic, or fallen angel) against President Trump, his family, friends, and his cabinet. By no means shall any weapon formed against them succeed.
LORD, we loose legions of armored and armed warrior angels of sufficient authority, power, rank and number to go attack immediately every demon, devil, or fallen angel sent forth from these witches, or that are aiding and/or being commanded by them.
We loose singing angels singing praises and songs unto God and Jesus Christ to fill the houses, buildings, groves, convocations, conference calls, chat rooms, websites, social media sites, and every gathering place where these witches are coming together for their evil work.
We loose civil war between every member in every coven, so that they will attack each other with rage and fury. We bind every thread and stream of their magic to unravel like a rotting cloth. We hereby cancel and nullify every demonic assignment against President Trump, his family and friends, his advisors and cabinet, and us also.
We loose 1,000 shekinah light missiles at every single participant in this mass witchcraft attack, ground zero being their hearts, minds and souls. LORD, blind them as you did Saul on the road to Damascus. Break their concentration. Distract their mind. Turn off their electricity. Put out their fires. Storm on their procession. Bring fire down on their groves. Impede, hinder and hamper them in every way, shape, form or fashion pleasing to You, O LORD of Hosts.
We pray for the salvation of every participant in this mass witchcraft attack (be they small or great), that in Your mercy, LORD, you will convict them of their sins, and break every heart with Godly sorrow which works repentance unto their salvation.
To GOD ALONE be the glory!!!
Be Faithful to Godâs Words
God has a destiny for us to fulfill it is called faithfulness. Our responsibility is to be faithful to Godâs Word and directives. The Church is the Body of Christ, or the bride of Christ which is supernaturally composed of all true believers in Jesus who have received salvation by faith in Christ and have the Holy Spirit living inside them.
The reality is that every believer is in the world, but not spiritually of the world, because heaven is our true home. But in the world or the world system, we must be faithful to God.
In the Old Testament, we see how God placed the prophet Daniel among the most powerful occult forces on earth in the courts of the king of Babylon the most evil institution on the planet at the time. Danielâs relationship with the elite occult power center was not confrontational. Daniel did not call them names or denounce them. Daniel walked with God and allowed God to supernaturally move through him.
In the Old Testament, Joseph was called to be the second in command under the pharaoh of Egypt. The court of the pharaoh were also the highest centers of occult power on earth. Joseph did not get into a confrontation with the pharaoh but walked with God, and God supernaturally used him to help Godâs chosen people and demonstrate the reality of Godâs existence.
Many Christians falsely believe they are called to denounce and engage in all-out confrontations with the occult elite. But that is not what Daniel, Joseph or even Jesus did, except on very specific occasions. The battle we are in is a spiritual battle, and we are to use spiritual weapons:
âFor we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.â (Ephesians 6:11-13)
When Jesus sent His apostles out on their mission, He said He was giving them authority (exousia) over all the power (dunamis) of the enemy. Read it in Luke 10:19, â Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.â
Jesus Power Trumps Satan
Jesusâ authority is greater than satanic power.
When the disciples said, âLord, even the demons are subject to us in your name,âJesus replied, âDo not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heavenâ (Luke 10:17, 20).
The Christian believer, because the Holy Spirit is in you, has unlimited authority over demons in the name of Jesus, but that authority is nothing compared to the glory and authority we will know in heaven!
Every believer should obey the Word of God that is the armor of God, rely on the power of the Holy Spirit, and use the spiritual weapons God has given us such as praying, repentance, worship and evangelism.
We should stand confidently on Godâs Word and your position on Christ, refusing to allow fear, failure, and anger to drive you any longer. Learn to confront evil through the supernatural rather than the natural when you are pointed towards things that look as if demonization is at work.
If you feel someone is demon possessed or being influenced by an evil unclean spirit this demonic bondage can be broken but not necessarily by anyone that is gifted for this. The authority, victory, protection, and position necessary for successfully challenging demons is something freely given to every Christian filled with the Holy Spirit.
Demons do not specifically leave because of the faith of the individual assisting the demonized person. Demons leave because the possessed person is willing to: 1. Confess his sins to God that provided the foothold in the first place 2. Ask God to cancel the ground or permission given over to demons effectively removing their right to stay in that body 3. Command the controlling demon to leave standing on the authority, victory, protection, and position God purchased and delegated to every Christian through the cross, resurrection, and intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Are you not Godâs apostle? Did not the apostles do the same? Not only did they cast out demons, but healed the deaf, blind, and lame throughout their ministry. With prayers, petitions to God, and thoughtful focus he will allow you to do the same.
There is a book on the market by Russ Dizar you can purchase online through Amazon.com called âThe Black Awakeningâ that deals with people that are possessed. It also explains how our own government is creating these demonic super soldiers for world conquest. This is very informative read and should be a reference book for every law enforcement agency as well as those who counsel others. There are many references and the experiences that Russ Dizar talks about will get you to think on your own. You will wonder, "Can all of what he writes here be possible?" and I have in my years experienced some of the various things he talks about. Some of the things that I have questioned this author has answered and he has done so with truth from Godâs word and uses other books and authors to backup some of what he shares. I have received so much from this book and answers to questions I have had I have already recommended this book to all friends on Facebook. One in particular who is a special parole officer and another who is a counselor for a released inmate training organization.
The intro to the book goes something like this:
''In this twilight of human history darkness burns its black flame. Soon it will all erupt and fear will fly as the bloodshed begins. The 'Black Awakening' will occur! For them, those who served this long cold secret it has to, it's the only way to give the world a desperate reason. A willing but painful reason for the need of a new world order and of a leader who will rule with a power that only the ancients felt.'' The elite know of this demonic power and are about to use it. May God bless all we read this and act. Maranathaâ¦â¦â¦.
Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
Trump is up against both the media and the CIA. The CIA started infiltrating media with Operation Mockingbird, soon after Harry Truman created the Agency in 1947â and the infiltration has continued to this day.
The crossover point occurred about five minutes after President Truman launched the Agency. The CIAâs mandate was: collect information about what was going on around the world, so it could advise the president.
But CIA directors, starting especially with Allen Dulles, had a different vision.
Why just collect information?
Since the Agencyâs job was digging up secrets, why not invent secrets?
Why not invent entire patterns and platforms of information to support an agenda of US global domination?
Why not invent endless enemies who needed to be conquered?
After all, domination was the objective of the super powerful Council on Foreign Relations, coming out of World War
The CFR stood outside and above the government in the shadows. It was a Rockefeller operation. The Rockefeller family was uncrowned royalty. Shouldnât the CIA align itself with that REAL power?
It took some years for the CIA to fully realize the Rockefeller agenda was global governmentânot US hegemony. So the CIA adjusted its sights and its motives and its invention of data, to fit the Globalist picture.
Flash forward. Trump, suddenly signaling NATIONALISM NOT GLOBALISM, in 2016, was a distinct threat. That signal could wake up millions of people who hadnât thought about either Nationalism or Globalism.
The point wasnât about whether Trump meant what he advocated. The point was: what effect would he have on the American people and other nations around the world, who could revert to Nationalism?
The CIA threw together a bunch of invented data about Russia influencing the election for Trump. Thoroughly in bed with the Washington Post and the NY Times, the Agency put out the word, and within a day the media echo chamber was alive with âRussia hacked the election.â
It was a typical discredit and destroy op. Delegitimize the Trump presidency. Focus on the man, not the message. Wipe out the Nationalism message by defaming the messenger.
âThe cat is out of the bag. Now we have to put it back in the bag.â
Not so easy, particularly with thousands of online independent media outlets humming at full force.
Those who exclusively focus on whether Trump is a true Nationalist, a secret Globalist, or a neocon, are missing a key point. Trump woke up millions of people with his Nationalist messages. Those people are now moving outside the CIA-media nexus. They are springing from that trap.
A new sensation and feeling and thought-process is loose in the world. It was there before Trump, but he pumped it up to a full roar.
The CIA invents, every day, a world in which Globalism must win and should win. It turns its out propaganda 24/7. It thus saturates media.
It is Orwellâs Ministry of Truth.
JFK and RFK were obstacles to the forward motion of the CIA? Get them out of the way.
Trump is an impediment? At the very least, destroy his persona.
The CIA has no particular interest in who Trump âreally is.â They only care about what effect he could have on the population.
After years of compliance from Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, and Bush the Elder (a former CIA director), the Agency suddenly saw this swaggering cowboy appear strolling over the horizon. The Donald.
What did he think he was doing? Where did he get this Nationalism? What was going on?
Trump started right in, attacking the media. Did he know something he wasnât supposed to know? Did he know the media were a branch of the CIA propaganda tree?
Did he know the CIA considered itself the true president of the United States?
Did he know the CIA had been carrying out a monster covert op for 70 years, pretending to be the eyes and ears for the presidentâbut actually consolidating its stranglehold on the Oval Office and the Congress?
Was it possible Trump knew that the CIA, while claiming to forward US interests around the world, was, behind that pose, actually positioning Globalism as the ultimate international victor?
Was Trump aware that all traces of Nationalism, across the planet, were being censored and erased by major media?
Could he see that?
In his cavalier, off-the-cuff, impulsive, boastful way, was he waking up a sleeping giant?
Was there a deep tidal wave, gathering force far out in the ocean, a wave of Nationalism, percolating, as if waiting for a signal to proceed toward many shores?
Had decades of routine lying and data-invention at the CIA made the smartest minds there complacent and inattentive?
Was the Agency about to receive a titanic blindsiding blow?
The CIA sent out the word to its many minions in the press, government, think tanks, foundations, and Globalist organizations: say anything and do anything to discredit this crazy president NOW. Donât wait. It doesnât matter what you accuse him of. Throw everything youâve got at him and hope enough of it sticks. If saying he comes from Mars works, say he comes from Mars.
The CIA was caught asleep at the wheel. It had no coordinated plan to take down the fast-talking cowboy in the White House. It had to be all hands on deck and HIT IT HARD RIGHT AWAY.
âIf we can take down Trump, we can take down Nationalism and restore Globalism to its rightful place.â
Is that true?
Or are thousands more people all over the world waking up every day, realizing that one global management system for humanity is the covert agendaâand that this plan is about nothing less than complete top-down control, and the decimation of life lived in freedom?
Does Nationalism, as a massive decentralization away from Globalism, come circling back to THE INDIVIDUAL, and his utter refusal to be enslaved?
Is that possible?
Because Iâm here to tell you, if it is possible, then the fact of Donald Trump, in the fullness of time, doesnât matter. What matters is the personal truth that every person knows: HIS OWN LIBERTY.
And trying to dislodge and erase THAT resistance and that hunger for freedom is more than the CIA and all its horses and all its men can achieve.
We are not Humpty-Dumpty.
And fallen, they wonât be able to put themselves back together again.
Certainly, theyâll get no help from us.