Real Faith

If getting ill and dying of the disease would cause you to lose your faith and your testimony, you just might catch it…

But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” (Daniel 3:18)

Reality would tell us that faith-filled, genuine, Spirit-filled Christians get sick, suffer and die. That is a fact that no Name-it-claim-it preacher can deny. However, they have not been shy about preaching and teaching a lie. That lie goes something like this: “Learn this verse, say it over and over, send me money and you will become invincible… no demon can touch you!” That, friends, is a lie, and the Evangelist, lounging with his girlfriend at the pool behind his mansion knows that it is a lie…

Paul wrote to Timothy: “No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.” (1 Timothy 5:23)

Perhaps Timothy didn’t have a magic verse, or maybe he forgot to send Paul a check… Who knows?

In John 5, when Jesus healed the man by the pool in Bethesda, we are told that there “lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed” there… Jesus healed one man and left the rest lying there.

Acts 3:6 tells us, “But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” That man had laid there for years. Hundreds of times he had watched as Jesus walked in and out of that gate… but Jesus had never healed him… It was on this day, after the ascension that God decided to use Peter to heal him… Perhaps he had memorized a magic verse of Scripture and sent his tithe to the Disciples?

It isn’t about a magic verse… it is about a real relationship with a living God!

Perhaps it takes faith to stand up, quote your favorite verse in church and testify as to how God is not going to let you get sick. But what if you, like so many others, get COVID-19? What happens to your testimony? What have you done to God’s reputation?

I like the faith of the Three Hebrew Boys, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Their faith was genuine, not fake and it took death as a serious possible outcome… Even if you know the story well, take a minute to read it again…

Daniel 3: 13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in furious rage commanded that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought. So they brought these men before the king. 14 Nebuchadnezzar answered and said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? 15 Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” (Emphasis mine)

“But if not”, I love that quote!!! They believed that God would save them, but there was a real possibility that He might have chosen them as Martyrs instead of survivors… Yes, there was and they knew it! With that reality in mind, they testified and showed that the strength of their faith included death!

I will insist that if your faith is not strong enough to handle death, it is not strong enough to bring healing. If you are not willing to die of COVID-19, maintaining your testimony to the very end, your faith is probably not strong enough to gain divine intervention and supernatural protection from the virus… and, that is a fact! If getting ill and dying of the disease would cause you to lose your faith and your testimony, you just might catch it…

Can we not offer a testimony of faith that takes reality into account? Paul and James lost their heads, Stephen was stoned, Peter crucified upside down and Spirit-filled Christians will die from COVID-19… No matter how often they have quoted those magic verses and irrespective of how much money they have sent to Benny Hinn. That is a fact!

Would it not be better to stand in front of the congregation, or post on Facebook a testimony that says: “My God is able to deliver me from COVID-19 and I believe that He will, But if not, even if He takes me home, I will serve him to the end and praise him forever in Heaven.”

That is the kind of real, strong and honest testimony I continue to look for, but never see…

Oh, for Christians who will demonstrate a real, honest and fearless faith… Please God, we need Christians who are not afraid to die…

David…

AntiMessiah, NWO, and The Noahide Laws.

We must not fight for the right to blaspheme, steal, kill and abuse animals… This is lunacy. It is not the laws that are evil, it is the people who are evil…

I have written much on the AntiMessiah and his New World Order. The idea that the New World Order and its Messiah will be Rightwing, Conservative and religious is becoming popular now, but when I first said so, the response was strongly negative… Everybody thought it would be communist or Muslim. When I said that the AntiMessiah would come to rescue us from those people, the laughter was loud and long…

Now, the big subject is the Noahide Laws. I am certain that those laws will form the basis of the government of the New World Order. I am absolutely and positively convinced that the first Noahide Law, the one against blasphemy will be used to convict and kill those who insist that Jesus Christ is God and the Son of God…

Persecution is a given… a sure and certain future event. Jesus promised that we would face tribulation… He is God and God cannot lie…

The First of the Ten Commandments and the First Noahide Law are identical. The Noahide Laws actually leave out some of the requirements given in the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments only apply to the Jew who has rejected Jesus Christ. They cannot be applied to Gentiles or Messianic Jews who are not under the Law but under grace. The Noahide Laws may be applied to all men everywhere… Something the AntiMessiah and his New World Order will certainly do…

The problem that I see is that some YouTube Gurus, likely controlled by the Elite of the New World Order, have used the Noahide Laws to frighten the young and the uneducated Christian… They are terrified!

This “Monster” called the Noahide Laws has been presented as a singular, totally evil entity. We have Christians saying that the fact that the Noahide Laws prohibit murder makes murder acceptable and that the law that says “Thou shalt not Kill” is evil because it is in the evil Noahide Laws, which are found in the evil Talmud, which is approved by evil Jews who will rule the world and use the evil Noahide Laws to persecute Christians…

To say that that logic is flawed is the understatement of the century. No matter what the source, a law against murder is not evil…

We must get past the scare tactic. We must understand that if Christians stand up against the Noahide Laws, calling them evil, they are going to be the laughing stock of the world… Here we have Christians standing up and insisting that “Do not Blaspheme God” is an evil law! How can that be? How can Christians stand up and say that laws against murder, stealing and animal abuse are evil? Really?

We have to have a broader and greater understanding lest we be perceived to be pro blasphemy, pro stealing and pro murder…

We must understand that we cannot fight against these laws. We cannot label them as evil. That is not going to work… It has zero chance of doing anything more than making us look like idiots…

We must understand that the laws are good, biblical and righteous. We must not fight for the right to blaspheme, steal, kill and abuse animals… This is lunacy. It is not the laws that are evil, it is the people who are evil…

We must fight against the evil powers in high places and the men they control. Our only fight is against a narrow and false interpretation of the first two Noahide Laws. We cannot argue that “Don’t Blaspheme” and “Don’t deny God” are bad laws. Our only argument is against the interpretation that insists that calling Jesus God, or the Son of God is blasphemy. That interpretation is false. It is that interpretation that will be used to persecute Christians. It is that interpretation for which we must prepare a legal defense.

Saying “Do not blaspheme or deny God” is an evil law is no defense at all…

Persecution is a given. Whether they use the Noahide Laws or not, saints are going to suffer and die. You cannot change that… it is a sure and certain promise of God. You can prepare your soul against that day…

The Noahide Laws are not your enemy. The Devil is your enemy. Thou shalt not blaspheme or deny God is not a bad law. The people who misinterpret, use and abuse that law are your enemy… The Devil and his minions are your enemies… You must understand the battle. You must know your enemy.

Revelation 13:7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation…

No amount of prayer and fasting is going to change that. I would strongly suggest that you spend more time preparing your own soul for that day than fighting against it. If you must deal with the Noahide Laws, prepare a defense against the misinterpretation of that Law… Try to define Blasphemy and explain exactly why calling Jesus God is not blasphemy…

Logic and thinking are not prohibited by any law of Scripture…

Study the Word, think and pray… You might even ask God for the gift of simple logic!

David…

THE WESTERN WARP

We were Western to the core… only slightly reformed and modified Catholics…

As Western Christians, our thinking has been warped. In spite of the Reformation, our churches, our thinking, and our doctrine are much more closely related to Rome than to Jerusalem. We have all but forgotten that Jesus was Jewish, all of the Disciples were Jewish, the first converts were Jewish, and the first churches were Jewish. The crucifixion, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, the ascension, the coming of the Spirit on Pentecost… It was all in Jerusalem and it was all Jewish.

As time went on, the Church became very much Western. The Roman Catholic Pagan Organization cut off the last of the connections to Judaism. Martin Luther was extremely Antisemitic and he passed that down to all who would follow him. None of the Reformers ever looked past Rome and back to Jerusalem… they were not intent on reestablishing Christianity and reconnecting it to its ancient roots, but only in reforming that which Rome had created. The churches that we grew up in were simply reformed versions of the Roman Church…

Our holidays were Roman, not Christian. Our meetings were on Sunday, not the Sabbath. We knew nothing of the Jewish Feasts or how very connected they were to Jesus Christ and our own faith… We were Western to the core… only slightly reformed and modified Catholics… Could we get people into Heaven? Yes, for the most part we got that right, but so much else was lost…

Did you know that the Passover Lamb was always tied to the altar at nine AM on the Day of Preparation and that Jesus was nailed to the cross at nine AM on the Day of Preparation? Did you know that the Lamb was slain at three PM and that Jesus died at three PM? You might know that now, but did you ever hear that in Sunday School or church when you were growing up? Everything in Christianity, including future events, is connected to the Feasts of Israel… But we were too westernized to care…

Yes, I still reject the idea that we, as gentile Christians, are obligated to become Jewish or speak God’s Name in Hebrew or abstain from pork… Paul fought those heresies in his day and Paul had been a Pharisee… But understanding our connection to Israel will help you understand what is happening in our world and what is about to happen…

I do not think that you need to run out and buy a prayer shawl, but I do think that you need to move past Rome and back towards Jerusalem. Everything is moving back and the Church is returning to its roots… If you miss that, you will miss everything.

Russia, Turkey, Iran and others are about to be destroyed… decimated in the mountains of Israel. Obadiah tells me that it will be so very thorough that Esau will be left with no descendants… The Arabs are the descendants of Esau. If I know that, I am not going to worry about those nations. Damascus will soon cease to be a city… Why should I worry about Syria? Israel will soon be restored to the full biblical limits of its territory and the AntiMessiah will rule from Jerusalem until the day Jesus returns…

Jesus was Jewish. The AntiMessiah is Jewish. Jesus died, rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven from Jerusalem and it is to Jerusalem He will return, and from Jerusalem that He will rule the Nations. It is from Jerusalem that Lucifer’s Messiah will rule… Everything centers in the Holy City. It is outside the Temple in Jerusalem that the two prophets will stand and prophecy truth during the first part of the Tribulation. It is in Jerusalem that they will die. It is on the streets of Jerusalem that they will lie for three days and it is from those streets that they will rise and ascend to their reward. It is from Israel that God will send 144,000 Evangelists to preach the Word…

It is misunderstanding this that will cause the Dominionists and the Seven Mountaineers to be deceived… This is going to look like victory… Israel wins big, a King rules in Jerusalem and he is enforcing the Noahide Laws on the world… Suddenly, marriage is in, extramarital sex and homosexuality are capital offenses, and liberals and atheists are swinging from gallows on every corner… This is victory and the King in Israel is doing it!!! Praise Yahweh! Meanwhile, they will still be looking for a Hollywood Antichrist and eagerly awaiting a PreTrib Rapture…

Stay clear of the Legalists and those who would have you going to Walmart in a Prayer Shawl… But do learn about your Jewish roots and how they make so very many interpretations of prophecy look so very foolish…

Think about it…

David…

THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES ARE FULFILLED

The Age of the Gentiles came to an end in 1967, on the day that Israel took Jerusalem.

They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

(Luke 21:24)

The Age of the Gentiles came to an end in 1967, on the day that Israel took Jerusalem. I believe that and I can see how it has changed the world. Since that time, I have been a witness to the slow and agonizing death of the Christian West. Just think about the world in 1966 and compare it to 2019. Yes, the Age of the Gentile has come to an end and all things are pointing back to Israel and to Jerusalem.

I have heard those who lack understanding screaming and hollering and complaining about how “The Zionists run everything…” They are right… For better or for worse, however you view Zionism, Zionists are running more and more of the world and hiding their influence less and less.

Ezekiel was right… Turkey and Russia and Iran and Syria are preparing to attack Israel from the north. God himself will destroy them in the mountains of Israel and the balance of world power will shift to Israel and to Jerusalem.

Now, even today, Jews control the central banks of the world… Through the Fed, they control the United States, its President and its politicians. If Trump continues to support Israel, the God of Israel will continue to support the President and the Nation… You may not like that, but it is true. God still blesses those who bless Israel and God still curses those who curse Israel. Paul, speaking of the descendants of Abraham says, “As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”

God still loves the Jews, Israel and Jerusalem. All of end times prophecy assumes the existence of a real nation called Israel and the presence of Abraham’s descendants in the city of Jerusalem… If they are not there, the entire prophetic scenario collapses.

In the beginning, the Church was a very Jewish institution. As time progressed, the church lost its connection to Judaism. Rome paganized the church and much of that paganism followed Luther into the Protestant and then the Evangelical churches… Many of our customs have their roots in paganism and have nothing to do with Israel, the Jews, or the Jewish religion. We have lost that connection.

Today, things are, like it or not, reverting to the days of the early church. The true Christians are moving back towards their roots. Gentile converts are becoming rare, while there is a real revival growing in Israel and among the Jews of the world… You may not like that, but it is true.

Meanwhile, The West is becoming increasingly and more openly pagan. Persecution of the Believers has already begun, even in America, and it looks like it is going to get worse and worse. Witchcraft, Satanism and the Luciferian religion are openly practiced. Many churches are joining the unity movement and reaching out to the Pope and to Muslims as brothers, more than willing to abandon any doctrine that might offend… But even this is being encouraged by the Jewish Elite in their search for a New World Order under their AntiMessiah.

The first moves of the church towards Judaism have been at least borderline heresy. A legalistic push towards an earned righteousness and salvation by the works of the Law and the idea that God cannot understand his own Name unless you say it in Hebrew… I have rejected that strongly… That is evil and it will only lead to damnation and Hell… The first Church had its problems with the same doctrines, and Scripture opposes them. Even in the earliest days of the Church in Jerusalem, salvation was by grace, through faith in the Son of God.

But I can see that as persecution increases, Bible Believing Christians are going to find themselves in house churches. These churches are going to reject the pagan holidays and embrace the Jewish Festivals, learning great truths in the process. Evangelism among the Gentiles will slow to a crawl until the day that God sends out 144,000 Jewish Evangelists… These will win Gentiles to the Lord in huge numbers… It will again be a Jewish Church, reaching out to a very pagan gentile world…

I am not comfortable with some of these things, but I see it in Scripture, and I  see it in the world around me… I will need to grow into these things… I believe that those who will not grow, will fall by the wayside…

This move towards a Jewish Centered Church is inevitable. It will happen and it is happening. If you are honest, you can see it as well. The Day of the Gentile is finished.

I believe that the New World Order will be a Zionist World Order. The AntiMessiah will be a Jewish Messiah. All that is evil will come out of Israel and out of Jerusalem. Satan would rule the world from David’s Throne… he has no greater goal.

I also believe that the Church, led by 144,000 Jewish Evangelists, will be centered in Israel and in Jerusalem. While the AntiMessiah rules from Jerusalem, Two Prophets of God stand in the streets and preach the Gospel… It is a duality again… Back to the idea that they are your enemies for the sake of the Gospel, but they are loved… A Jewish AntiMessiah, countered strongly by Jewish Prophets, Jewish Evangelists, and a Jewish led Church…

Part of the problem that Gentile Christians, including myself, have with this idea is that the first moves in that direction were so obnoxiously legalistic and the first people to move in that direction were such terrible braggarts who looked down their noses at any Christian who would not place himself under Moses and the Law… That still colors my thinking and brings up strong objections to the ideas I have presented here…

Let me state clearly that this is not about not eating Pork Chops, going to church on Saturday and calling Jesus Yahooshuah… That is NOT what we are talking about. The Greek New Testament calls Jesus by the Greek form of his Name, it does not call Jesus Yeshua. Paul was a Jew with a background as a Pharisee and he clearly and repeatedly rejected that nonsense… He said that such efforts would result in your being severed from Christ and falling from grace… We do not want to take that road…

When we go towards Jerusalem, it will be because God moves us in that direction. We will choose to reject pagan holidays because we see the evil in them and decide to leave them behind, not because a Christmas tree will send you to Hell. We will move towards the Feasts of Israel, not to become Jewish or to earn Celestial Brownie Points, but because they are Biblical, and they tell a story we need to hear and teach lessons that we need to learn. We will not celebrate them as the Orthodox Jew celebrates them, but rather with understanding and the presence of the Spirit of God…

I believe that with persecution and a move towards Jerusalem, the church will find a power that it has not seen in 2,000 years…

Again, we will see both sides manifesting at the same time… The Zionist Beast and the Jewish led Church, side by side and opposed. The apostate church growing in power and strength, abandoning doctrine and joining with every pagan religion in the world, calling them brothers… The true Church, underground, in House Churches, persecuted but winning millions to the Lord, pure in doctrine and holy in lifestyle and exhibiting the kind of power and miracles not seen since the first century…

That is what I see…

David…

Undoing Babel

It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. (Revelation 13:7)

“Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them…” —Jehovah God

Delusion, Deception, and the Love of the Truth.

2 Thessalonians 2:11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

These notes are from a Radio Sermon I preached today. The YouTube video is here: https://youtu.be/mFT3DrDmbLU

The audio file (High Quality) is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/06nnimjknmso96u/Delusion%20Deception%20Truth.mp3?dl=0

Point One

         Deception

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

1 Timothy 4:1

But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

Jeremiah 14:14

14 Then the Lord said to me, “The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds.”

Point Two

         Love of the Truth

2 Thessalonians 2:10b

“… they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.”

John 8:32

“…you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:13, 14

“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

19 “But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, 20 then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. 21 This temple will become a heap of rubble. All who pass by will be appalled and say, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ 22 People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why he brought all this disaster on them.’”

Revelation 13:7

It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.

Matthew 24:9-13

9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”

Point Three

Repentance, Holiness and Righteousness

Hebrews 12:14

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

WITHOUT HOLINESS NO ONE WILL SEE THE LORD.

David…

The Mark of the Beast

Let’s talk about the Mark of the Beast…

At least one popular preacher has been saying that you can take the Mark of the Beast and still be saved…

Before you laugh or throw up your hands in disgust, you need to look at his argument and his reasoning. His thesis is basically this:

  1. It is not the “Unpardonable Sin” spoken of elsewhere in Scripture.
  2. Jesus forgives “all sin.”
  3. There are two separate things in the Scriptures:
    1. Receive the Mark
    2. Worship the Beast
  4. The Scripture indicates that you would need to do both; Receive the Mark AND Worship the Beast before you became lost forever without remission.
  5. If you received the Mark but did not worship the Beast, you could recant and be saved.

Is that possible? Yes.

Is that pushing it? Yes.

What are the problems inherent in that argument?

  1. He could be wrong.
  2. You should never “test God” like that.
  3. The chips that will be used as a “Mark” are already capable of making changes in the DNA of an individual. If your DNA is changed, you become a mixed race person on the level of the Nephilim. You are no longer human and like the Nephilim, you cannot be saved…
  4. The chips today are not a good idea but neither are they the Mark of the Beast. The chip that equals the Mark will be expressly tied to the Antichrist and his kingdom. You will not take it accidentally. It will require an Oath… a pledge of loyalty to the Beast and his system. People cannot buy or sell without that chip. People will desperately want that chip but without the oath… without swearing allegiance to the man and his kingdom, you will not be able to get the chip… No Oath = No chip.
  5. An Oath of Allegiance to the Antichrist is what the Scripture means by worship. You don’t have to feel anything. You don’t have to mean it in your heart. To give that oath is to worship the Beast.

I do not believe that it will be possible to receive the chip without worshiping the Beast. If that is true, and I am certain that it is, You will have done both or you will have done neither…

I cannot tell you what to do but if anyone tells me that I have to swear allegiance to anything or anyone in order to get anything, I am not going to do it…

Think About it…

David…