Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday's Mad Mad World!


Greetings, Warriors of the most High!  Fear not, but be ye informed of the things that are happening (and happening swiftly) on this fading earth of ours.

Of particular note this week: A U,S. Company is inserting microchips in their employees.. can I hear a "mark of the beast"? Also Yellowstone has me concerned. It's going to blow one of these days. And last but not least, Israel has taken over the Temple Mount. They have never had it under their control before since Israel became a nation again in 1948.

For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.  Romans 8:22-23


Sodom and Gomorah

Minnesota Adopts Transgender Toolkit for teachers
Sex change operations could cost military billions - as much as a naval destroyer! 
Northwestern University announces opening of gender-neutral bathrooms
Drag Queens read to kids at Indiana library
Chris Christie signs bill allowing students to use the bathroom or locker room of their choice
New Bill demands public schools enforce Trans-agenda 
LBGTQ activists mock Christianity

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Sweden to hold largest military exercise in decades
China warns India in border standoff 
Arab League chief warns "Israel is playing with fire" 
Terrorists could weaponize a deadly plague and release it in a cloud 
Arab states Third Intifada has already begun 
Temple Mount violence intensifies as 3 Palestinians killed 
US urges all US in N. Korea to leave and bans further travel there 
Turkey leaks secret location of US troops in Syria 
Naval ship fired warning shots at Iranian patrol boat
Hawaii seeks to prepare residents for threat of N. Korean missile strike
California Imam calls for Allah to annihilate Jews

Earthquakes/Pestilences/Famines/Storms

Hurricane Hilary may become Pacific's largest hurricane
8 Tropical cyclones hit north pacific first time since 1974 
120,000 evacuated as storms hit Japan 
Fierce storm strikes New Zealand, causing widespread flooding 
Earthquake storm continues in Yellowstone 
Severe drought devastating Southern Europe
Earthquake sparks tsunami off Greek islands and Turkey
Plague of locusts have invaded Southern Russia

Love of many grows cold

Teens mocked and filmed a drowning man

One World Government/Big Brother/Antichrist

US company will insert chips in its employees
Oregon seizes kids from parents who have low IQ

Evil/Violence

Satanic temple founder says over half its members could be LGBTQ 
Lana Del Rey admits she used Witchcraft on Trump 
Something wicked is creeping into US homes

Persecution

UK may require Christian schools to admit students of other faiths 
UK government requires LBGTQ theology taught in seminaries 
16 year old under legal fire for sharing Jesus in Pakistan  
Iran sentences Christians to 10 years in prison
Chinese seek to eradicate Sunday Schools and Christian camps
Pastor forced to move after receiving threats for opposing FB's rainbow flag Emoji

Apostasy

1 in 4 Brits believe Jesus and Martin Luther King were "extreme"

Wednesday, July 26, 2017



But the wicked are like the troubled sea,
When it cannot rest,
Whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

There is no peace,”
Says my God, “for the wicked.”

Isaiah 57:20-21 




Monday, July 24, 2017

Which Jesus do you follow?



Many people claim to follow Jesus, or at the very least believe in Him. Yet, Jesus, Himself, along with the disciples, warned us that many would come in His name and deceive MANY, especially at the end of the age.

For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. Matthew 24:5

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 Peter 2:1 

Notice Peter was talking about false teachers and prophets AMONG you. He's talking to the church here and warning that some pastors and teachers will not be preaching the right Jesus.

Believing and following the true Jesus is vitally important. For only in the name of Jesus, the Son of God, can we be saved.

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

So, I thought it might be a good idea to list some of the "false" Jesus's who have been preached about from pulpits across the world.  Be careful as you read this list. Some of you might be offended, and I certainly don't wish that. My desire is to get you to question, to think, and to gain knowledge so you will be able to avoid deception

1. Muslim Jesus
Yes, the Muslims believe in Jesus. He is called Isa in the Quran. He is held in great esteem by Muslims and even called Messiah. Though the Muslim Jesus was tortured on the cross, he never died, and hence never rose again, and cannot save you from your sins. He is also subserviant to Mohammed.

2. Universalist Jesus
Jesus died and rose again, but he is just one of many prophets: Moses, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Bahá'u'lláh, etc.  and hence, just one of the many ways one may reach nirvana, heaven, or enlightenment.

3.New Age Jesus
Just like universalist Jesus, he is just one of many prophets. He is often called an "Ascended Master", which is a being that may be seen as divine or even an alien creature who has overcome physical limitations.  This Jesus is often said to have died and then come back to life as Christianity teaches, but he never atoned for sin nor is he seen as necessary for salvation.

4.Mormon Jesus
Many well-meaning Mormons do not realize that the Jesus they worship is not the Jesus of the Bible. He is called the Son of God and said to have died and rose again for the sins of mankind, but if you dig deep into the history of Mormon teaching you quickly discover problems. Their god is not one, but one of many gods and who once was a man just like us who dwelt on the earth. Hence Jesus is not God in the flesh. In fact, Jesus is said to be the brother of Lucifer. Everyone can become a "god" if they follow the right path.

5.Jehovah's Witness Jesus
The Jesus the Jehovah Witness's believe in died for mankind's sins and rose again.  Yet if you dig deeper you discover that this Jesus is a replay of an ancient heresy called Arianism, which teaches that Jesus is not God.  He is a mere creation.

6. Secular Jesus
This is the belief of many in our culture today. Jesus was a nice guy, wise, kind, and loved people. He was a great prophet that was killed by the Romans for insurrection. He never rose again and he can't save anyone from their sins.

7. Santa Claus Jesus
Jesus loves you. He died for you. He wants you to have your best life now! He wants to heal you and make you wealthy and have all your desires satisfied. It's all about you! This is the prosperity gospel Jesus so many Christians cling to these days. And why not? It makes us feel good about ourselves and puts us on the throne instead of God. We treat God like He's there to answer all our prayers. And they've got the Scriptures to prove it!  I'm sorry, but this isn't the Jesus of the Bible. A quick read of the Scripture can prove that.

8. Relevant Jesus or Homeboy Jesus
This Jesus is hip and cool. He knows all the right lingo of the day. He's up on pop culture. He loves sports, movies, tv, and the latest music. He's in, man!  If you come to a church where this Jesus is preached, you'll be entertained with great music, plays, free donuts, and a hip pastor who gives sermons that entertain and incorporate culturally relevant media. This church doesn't judge you. They want you to see that Christians are just like everybody else.

9. Legalistic Jesus
This Jesus doesn't smoke, drink, cuss, or hang out those who do.  This Jesus demands that His true followers adhere to a strict list of rules, many of which are good things to do. But these rules become the criteria for salvation or at the very least for a sense of self-righteousness like the Pharisees had in Jesus's day.

10. Hyper-grace Jesus
This Jesus died for your sins and rose again, but requires nothing from you after you accept his sacrifice and believe in him. You can live any way you want because it's all covered with his grace. You can lie, cheat, steal, sleep around, be a practicing homosexual, whatever. It's all covered. You won't hear words like "sin, judgement, hell, or end times" in these churches. No, that would scare people away.

THE REAL JESUS

The real Jesus is the Jesus of the Bible. I was going to say New Testament, but in truth, Jesus is present throughout Scripture. He is God, one and yet three with His Father and the Holy Spirit. He is God in the flesh, and He came and died for our sins and then rose again and now sits at the right hand of the Father until God makes His enemies His footstool. He is the head of the church and the head of the body of Christ. He is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and end, and by Him and through Him all things were made that are made, both in heaven and on earth.

Yes, we are saved by grace, and yes, He loves us without measure, but it takes more than a mind "belief" in Him to be saved. It is an issue of the heart, a trust and a belief, and a commitment to follow Him and live our lives for Him. Not works, but a relationship with Him that makes us want to please Him.

He is our King and our Prince, and He is coming soon to reclaim His bride. If you have been following the wrong Jesus, repent, and receive the real Jesus today before it's too late. If you're in a church that doesn't preach the true Jesus, get out!  Read the Bible for yourself. Trust no man but the Holy Spirit within you to teach you. God promises that if we seek Him with all our hearts, we will find Him. Seek the true God today!






Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday's Mad Mad World


Greetings Watchers!  Here's another batch of news that certainly will convince you that we are close to the end. Keep everything in prayer and don't allow fear to enter. Perfect love casts out all fear, and God loves us with His perfect love.

What caught my eye this time were the incredible number of earthquakes, AND the increasing apostasy of church leaders and the rising persecution of true Christians.

Wickedness, Evil, Violence
US plunges toward occultism and demon worship
Hawaii forcing pro-life clinics to promote abortion

Wars and Rumors of wars
Chinese spy ship spotted off coast of Alaska
Military creating super soldiers through bio-science 
Chinese war ships conduct drills in Mediterranean  
Israel prepares to counter Iran and Hezbollah buildup in Syria 
Tensions continue to rise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Big Brother/One World Gov
China has capability to erase images mid-transmission from one person to another
VISA giving out rewards to restaurants who go completely cashless 
70 year old Vet fired for trying to stop shoplifters
Facial recognition coming to police body cameras

Sodom and Gomorrah
Transgender nesting doll shows girl transitioning to a boy
LGBT activists double down to fight Trump's hateful policies. (Huh? I'm wondering what hateful policies)
Incest and pedophilia should be legal according to Sweden's Liberal People's party
Maltese parliament legalizes gay marriage in almost unanimous vote 
California proposes jail time for using the wrong pronoun with transgenders

Israel
Terrorist attack on Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Persecution/Blasphemy/Apostasy
"Preacher" TV show tears pages from the Bible to roll joints
Churches in Egypt shut down due to heightened attacks 
Indiana school district bans prayer at graduation ceremony 
More than 100 Christians arrested in Eritrea during Government sting 
NBC and ABC under fire for calling Christian group a HATE group 
8 evangelical leaders who publicly embrace apostasy 
A compromised Gospel produces compromised fruit (A must read!! Excellent)
Facebook gives no reason for blocking dozens of Catholic pages with millions of followers

Earthquakes/Pestilences/Famines
7.8 Earthquake strikes Aleutian islands
Flood waters swamp homes in Illinois
Rare 5.8 Quake strikes off N. Korea
Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses in Florida
Yemen faces world's largest humanitarian crisis and largest cholera outbreak
6.4 quake strikes near coast of New Ireland
Mexico residents fear a volcano is being formed beneath them
150 earthquakes strike Mammoth Lakes, CA
Series of powerful earthquakes strike the globe within 14 hours 
Extreme flooding strikes Istanbul
878 earthquakes strike Yellowstone. Could an eruption fulfill Acts 2:20
Worst wildfires in British Columbia history
Thousands evacuated as wildfires burn in Central CA.

Signs in the sky
Meteor fireballs shake windows in Brazil and N. Carolina
Menacing skull cloud appears about Mt. Vesuvius

Good news!
Former lesbian finds new identity in Christ 
Research reveals blood on Shroud of Turin is from a man who was tortured 
Justin Bieber proclaims Gospel of Jesus with boldness! 


Have a wonderful weekend and keep looking up!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017



Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, Like a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, Like a flood of mighty waters overflowing, Who will bring them down to the earth with His hand. 

Isaiah 28:2





Monday, July 17, 2017

Born again? Not Yet!


 I mentioned this idea in one of my other posts, but I felt it deserved a post of its own because it's such a unique and incredible revelation.  All these years as Christians, we've been told that once we give our lives to Jesus, we are born again. But I've come to believe that might not be the case.

We get this phrase from Jesus, Himself, who said in John 3:3  Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Let me ask you a question. Do you see the kingdom of God? I would say the answer to that is No. You may sense it in your spirit, you may see evidence of it, but you don't actually SEE the Kingdom of God.

This, then, logically flows to the assumption that  when we are born again, we will see the Kingdom of God.

The only other place in the Bible where the phrase "born again" is used is when the Apostle Peter also mentions it in in the following passages.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,  1 Peter 1:3-4

Notice Peter says we are "born again" TO a living hope. What is that hope? An inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and reserved for us in heaven.

Also in that same chapter, Peter mentions "born again" one more time.

Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible  1 Peter 1:22

Have you been born again of incorruptible seed? Do you have your new glorified body that does not die, age, or get sick? Hmm. I don't. 

The Apostle Paul describes our new incorruptible bodies in 1 Corinthians 15

So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.
.....Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

In other words, our bodies are currently in corruption, but WHEN we are raised again or raptured, we will be raised in incorruption with new bodies that never die. In our current corrupted state, we CANNOT inherit (or see) the kingdom of God.  

Is it possible that when the Holy Spirit fell on the disciples of Jesus at Pentecost that the church was NOT "born" but instead "conceived" ? Remember it was the Holy Spirit who conceived Jesus in the womb of Mary. Wouldn't it make sense that He also conceived the church in the hearts of those who believe?

We true believers are the body of Christ, right?
 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ  1 Corinthians 12:12

And Christ is the Head of the Body
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Notice the "we will grow" phrase. The Body of Christ is not completely formed yet because we still have believers to be added to the Body. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul describes how each of us is a body part. Some are hands, some are feet and we all have a part in the functioning of the body. Well, a baby can't be born until all its parts are formed and functioning. 

So when Jesus talked about being "Born again" He was talking about His Body of believers being completed, raptured, and given new bodies that are now incorruptible and can SEE the Kingdom of God!

This fits completely with the Revelation 12 sign of the rapture, which describes a birth. So, the rapture of the church is the BIRTH of the Body of Christ. He (The Head of the Body) has already come out. (The head of the baby is always first). But at the rapture, His Body (us!) is finally born.

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.  Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth... She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up (the word means raptured) to God and His throne.

If you missed my post on why this child is us, click here
If you missed my post on the connection of labor pains with the rapture click here.

So, big deal, you might say. We are not "born again". It's just a phrase. True. But to me, it has great importance. It's a matter of perspective. If we say we are already born again, it has a sense of finality about it. We are saved, born again.. now we just live out our Christian lives the best we can. But when we realize we are not  born from above yet, that we are still in the womb, it gives a different perspective.. a hope, a longing for something better. God is NOT done with us. The seed of the Holy Spirit has been planted in our hearts, but that is only the Beginning. It is the tip of the iceberg as they say. It is only a down payment of things to come.

We are still infants in the womb, being formed, shaped and molded together into the body of Christ. We are saved, but not yet born again. We don't know what we will be like when we are born but we know we will be like Him.

 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.  1 Corinthians 15:52-53
 
(I give credit where credit is due: I first heard this online from a guy named Scott Clarke. Check out his YouTube channel. He's awesome)
 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday's Mad Mad World!



It may interest you to read these stats from a recent Gallup Poll of all Americans. Then, perhaps it won't surprise you to read the rest of this Friday's news. 😢

  • 24% of Americans believe Bible is actual word of God and to be taken literally.
  • 47% believe Bible’s inspired by God, but not all of it is literal.  Friends, remember the scripture above in Rev. 3:16 on Lukewarm:   We’re 100% with Him, or we’re NOT!
  • 26% believe the Bible is fables, history, and recorded by man. 
  • 62% approve having a baby outside a marriage today.  Only 17% in 2001.
  • 63% approve of LGBT relations.  Only 21% in 2001.
  • 69% approve of sex between an unmarried man and woman.  Only 16% in 2001.
  • 73% approve of divorce.  Only 14% in 2001.
  • 36% approve of pornography.  Only 6% in 2001.
  • 37% approve of sex between teenagers.  Only a scoshe of “4%” in 2013, just 4 years ago.
  • 43% approve of abortions.  Only 1% in 2001. 

Sodom and Gomorrah

Sesame Street rolls out transgender muppet.
Kids too young to even know about sex are talking about same sex marriages 
Swedish Prime Ministers says church MUST marry same sex couples 
LGBT "acceptance" panel hosted at Virginia public schools 
Gay activists are after your children 
Drag queens dress as nuns to read children stories 
Major denomination praises Trans people 
Army: Naked men identifying as female allowed in women's showers 
How transgender idealogy has produced large scale child abuse 
Florida police to receive reprimand for writing "male" on transgender's citation 
Facebook police remove live video where pastor calls rainbow flag the mark of the beast

Signs in the Sky

Motorist films UFO

Immorality/Evil

12 year olds given the morning after pill
Exorcisms rising in the UK 
Parents blast company trying to market pole dancing to teens
Online game urges young people to end their lives
Huge number of young men in America playing video games and not working
Minnesota approves Satanic monument to be built in Veteran's park

Big Brother/Technology

Military technology allows humans to be plugged into a computer
Google censoring anti-abortion groups from top search results

Persecution

Bench that contains "God" Quote removed after atheist complaint
Teen Vogue reporter calls Bible "Fake News" 
Atheist group demands fire station remove cross from front of building 
Turkish government seizes 50 church properties 
Pastor receives feces in the mail for opposing Facebook's Rainbow flag emoji 
Atheist group seeks removal of roadside cross where a mother died

Apostasy

Church of England votes to accept Transgenders, saying LBGT is not a sin
The man behind The Message translation of the Bible says he would marry gays 
8 Evangelical leaders who have embraced apostasy

Wars and Rumors of Wars

US bombers carry out exercises in S. Korea as show of force
North Korea threatens a nuclear exchange after US carries out drills
Trump assures China that N. Korean threat will end one way of the other
Russia has taken a side in the N. Korea dispute and it's not ours 
US Bombers challenge China in South Sea 
Russian submarine activity in the arctic 
US sends warships and Navy SEALS for war games off Ukraine coast 
N. Korea's new nukes capable of destroying naval base in CA 
N. Korea threatens to turn America into a pile of ash 
China sends ships and troops to 1st overseas military base in Africa

Famines/Pestilences/Earthquakes

Thousands of cows dying in California heat wave 
Wildfires spread across 6 states and Canada
Things so bad in Venezuela, toothpaste is being rationed
400,000 affected by flooding in India 
6.5 earthquake in the Philippines knocks down buildings and kills at least 2
5.8 earthquake shakes Montana
6.4 Earthquake rocks New Zealand  
Massive iceberg twice the size of Wales about to break off in Antarctica 

Spotting the Antichrist?

New French president Macron says "I will govern like a Roman God"

Terrorism

Jihadists behead nine Kenyan villagers

Weird Stuff

Ancient skeletons of Nephilim unearthed in China

Good news

Thousands attend large UK evangelism event 
Evangelical leaders lay hands on Trump in prayer 


It's time to get serious and pray, read and meditate on the Word of God, and stay in the Joy of the Lord. That is your strength!

Until next week... have a great weekend!