The Roots of Prognostication

One who understands the flow of history and Scripture has a good shot at predicting what will happen in the near future.

If you would understand what is happening today and predict what will happen tomorrow, you must know and understand the past… All that will happen tomorrow will build out of what is happening today and what has happened in the past… Tomorrow does not and cannot stand alone.

One who understands the flow of history and Scripture has a good shot at predicting what will happen in the near future; it is the same story continued. One who understands neither history nor Scripture cannot possibly predict the events of tomorrow.

If you understand today as a continuation of a story that started the very day that Satan rebelled against the Most High God, you have gained wisdom. If you are able to place the events of today in the context of:

  1. The Garden of Eden,
  2. The fall of man,
  3. The Days of Noah,
  4. The Flood,
  5. The Plain of Shinar,
  6. The Tower of Babel,
  7. The separation of Mankind by tribe, tongue, and nation,
  8. The rise of Egypt,
  9. The succession of empires: Greece, Rome, The Roman Church, The Ottoman Empire, England, The United States, The Nazis, and The Soviet Union, among others.
  10. The desperate and endless attempts of Satan to undo the chaos of Babel,
  11. The rise of the New World Order, One Government, One Religion, One Currency, One Leader…

If you can see the events of today as a continuation of that story, predicting the events of tomorrow with a high degree of accuracy is fairly simple. If you were writing the story, (not your story, this story) what would happen next? What can be done in the next days, weeks and months that will lead the world into the Kingdom of the Beast or the New World Order. Whatever happens next will be calculated to move mankind in that direction… You can count on it… AND it will not be all that different from the story as it has unfolded up to this point…

Think about it…

David…

The Need to Know…

There is no excuse for ignorance…

As for me, I am convinced by Scripture and the Spirit of God that if I do not watch I am living in disobedience, sin, and rebellion…

Recently, I was told that I do not have a “need to know”. This is my response to that statement…

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge,I reject you from being a priest to me…

I desire knowledge because the lack of knowledge can prove fatal to me and to those I love. I love knowledge because my calling requires and demands it.

Luke 12:54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

Jesus could look out at the congregations of our church and ten thousand more across America, make the same statement, make the same accusation, and ask the same question, for the same reason… I do not wish to be a part of that crowd…

In Matthew 24, and other places, Jesus tells us the signs that will precede his return. The Prophets in the Old Testament, and John in the New, write hundreds and thousands of words describing the last days in detail. If I do not know the signs, I am ignorant, and my ignorance can cost both my life and the lives of those around me.

Mark 13:35 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return—whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning.

Many times, and in many places Jesus and the Scriptures command us to watch. As for me, I am convinced by Scripture and the Spirit of God that if I do not watch I am living in disobedience, sin, and rebellion; a place in which I would not like to be found.

Ezekiel 33:1 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman, and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, then if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.

God has given sheep into my hands and I am responsible for their safety and their lives… If I warn them and they hear me and respond, I have saved their soul and mine. If they hear me and reject the warning, they are damned and they will die in their sins, but I have delivered my soul… If God warns me in Scripture, by his Spirit, or through the alignment of current events with Scripture, and I do not sound the warning, I am damned.

There is no excuse for ignorance…

Yes, we are saved by grace through faith in the Son of God, but that Son of God told us that it is he who endures to the end who shall be saved.

Jeremiah 44:16 “As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we will not listen to you.”

The hardest thing for a Watchman to bear is the rejection by the people, not of himself, but of Jehovah God. Often, when the Watchman sounds the trumpet in alarm, he looks down from the wall and observes the people running into the church, shutting the windows, barring the door and turning up the music to a deafening volume in order to drown out the sound of the trumpet…

I will study, think, pray, and learn. I will share all that God shows me. I will sound the alarm but yes, I do understand that I cannot make you or anyone else listen.

David…

THIS I BELIEVE

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”
Jesus

“Lord, whatever it takes to get me from what I am and where I am, do it!” It was the summer of 1984 and I was in desperate trouble. I remember lying in bed, weeping. I cried out that prayer from some place deep in the bottom of my soul. God had broken me and there was nothing left. I was a nobody. I was nowhere. I was nothing.

Ten years later, I was a missionary in the backwoods of Venezuela, married with a small son. Today, I am retired, ministering on Facebook, teaching in my church but at odds with many people there. God’s answer to that prayer has left me at odds with the world. Being where and what God wants you to be is not an easy place to find yourself… God just does not think like most of the people you know.

This could become a book, maybe it will, but the question is, what do I believe that sets me at odds with the church? My statement of faith would offend no believer in Jesus Christ. I believe the Bible is the Word of God, it is my final authority and the answer to my every question. I have rejected the interpretations of the Bible made by many men. The Bible, to me is straightforward and plain. The Holy Spirit explains it and interprets it for me.

  1. I believe the creation story.
  2. I believe the story of the fall.
  3. I believe that Satan is the god of this world.
  4. I believe in giants, Nephilim, Gibborum, sin, and Noah’s flood.
  5. I believe the story of the Tower of Babel and that it was God himself who, for his own purposes divided mankind into tribes, and tongues, and nations…
  6. I believe the call of Abraham.
  7. I believe that God set Israel apart as a nation unto himself.
  8. I believe the stories of Egypt, captivity, and the call of Moses.
  9. I believe that the people occupying the promised land were descended from the Nephilim.
  10. I believe that there were giants in the land.
  11. I believe that God gave the Law and authored the Old Covenant.
  12. I believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, suffered, died, was buried, rose again, ascended to the Father and is coming again.
  13. I believe that I am saved by grace through faith in the Son of God.
  14. I believe that I am under grace and free from the law.
  15. I believe that I am to deny myself, die to myself, take up my cross, fix my eyes on Jesus and follow him. Doing so leaves me with no need of the law.
  16. I believe that we are in the end days, that the Tribulation is upon us and that Jesus will come for us.
  17. I believe that it is he who endures to the end who will be saved.

Where I seem to get into trouble is with Americanism, Denominational Distinctives, and commonly held fairy tales…

I believe that the American Dream and the Gospel of Jesus Christ are opposites. They are directly opposed, one to the other, and they emanate from different gods…

Jesus taught:

Matthew 10:39

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.

Mark 10:29,30

Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.

Matthew 19:21

Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

Luke 14:33

So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.

The Declaration of Independence says:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…

This is the whole theme of Plato’s Republic in a nutshell… This is rebellion from God. This promises life and Jesus says that he who finds his life shall lose it… This says government gets its authority from the people. God says that Government gets its authority from God… This sounds so good that Christians just must believe it… Forgetting that one third of the Angels in Heaven thought Satan’s lie was too good to reject.

Anyway, these words were penned by Thomas Jefferson, a man who had the nerve to rewrite the Bible, leaving out the supernatural and any reference to the divinity of Jesus…

But most of my Christian friends are more American than Christian…

Denominational Distinctives:

Somewhere around 1986, God moved me from the Southern Baptist Church to the Church of God. This put me in a unique position to examen Denominational Distinctives from a quite different perspective. Both groups believed the same Bible but distinctly different interpretations of that Scripture, made by the founding fathers of those denominations had placed them at odds… What I discovered is that most of those distinctives, belonging to both denominations, were squabbles about insignificant matters and that they seemed to be motivated by a sincere desire to be better than the other denomination… If you can tell your parishioners that we believe this and they do not believe this, we are right and they are wrong, it is easier to keep them in the pew at your church… But, over time, these distinctives become more important than the Scriptures themselves.

Truth, taken to an extreme and believed at the exclusion of all other truth, becomes heresy. Grace that excludes all law is heresy. Law that rejects grace is heresy. With too much emphasis, Eternal Security becomes a cult. Too much emphasis on tongues and the gifts of the Spirit can build a cult. My rejection of denominational distinctives has made me the enemy of churchmen everywhere.

Fairy Tale Religion:

Few churches have escaped the curse of fairy tale religion unscathed. This religion is sold to the biblically ignorant in every church of every denomination, but some are hit harder than others…

This religion is built on a handful of incredibly good sounding promises, isolated, removed from context and ripped out of the Scripture. If you arrange those verses properly, you can sell this religion to almost anyone ignorant of the Scripture.

Precepts of Fairy Tale Religion:

  1. God is Good, He would never hurt anybody.
  2. God never judges men or nations.
  3. Do as thou wilt is the full extent of the law.
  4. Jesus will save everybody.
  5. God already forgave all your sin. Live life as you like.
  6. All things are possible with God.
  7. God can be made to do whatever you want him to do.
  8. You can manipulate God in three easy steps:
    1. Give me a large seed offering to prove your faith.
    1. Quote these verses at least a thousand times.
    1. Really believe that God is going to do what you tell him to do.
  9. If you do all those things and it does not work, it is your fault, you did not have enough faith.
  10. God can be bought if the offering is big enough.

There are a million different mixes, but this is the foundation. Some groups only believe one or two of those things. Other groups believe this and add ten more to this list. Almost every Christian I know has believed at least some of these things…

I get in a lot of trouble when I speak of the judgment of God, sin, Hell, death, and repentance.

Dominion:

One last and new conflict is this new Dominion Revival, based on new prophecies from new prophets… We saw this on full display at THE RETURN in Washington DC. This idea that God, apart from repentance, is going to save America and the world and that the Church, united with pagans of every religion, is going to take control of the earth, kill off all the bad guys and prepare the way for the Messiah…

I have not listened to it all, but most of it seemed to be baseless and unbiblical prophecy of a New Christian World Order. Promises that an unrepentant America, killing 3,000 babies every day, is going to be marvelous and unprecedented salvation of America… Everything I know of God and Scripture is calling for judgment. The idea that the church must redeem the world, install the Noahide Laws, and kill all the bad guys before Jesus can return is simply unscriptural… It is a fairy tale.

Here I quit…

David…

PARABLES, PROGNOSTICATION, AND PROPHECY

No, there never was a certain man who went down to Jericho and no, there was never a Good Samaritan…

“It will rain in Florida next July. I am not a prophet and I am not speaking for God, but based on solid meteorological data and several decades of personal experience, I can confidently predict that rain will fall in Florida next July.”

David A. Rice

If I were to post that on Facebook today, someone would reply: “You are a false prophet. I was in Orlando yesterday and it never rained!”

Let’s look at that.

  1. I said that I am not a prophet and that I am not speaking for God. How can I be a “False Prophet”?
  2. I said in Florida. No, it did not rain in Orlando yesterday, but it did rain in Tallahassee, Tampa, Fort Myers, Key West, and Miami.
  3. I said, “next July”. Yesterday was September 18th of this year.

Perhaps this is why I feel so strongly driven to defend Jonathon Cahn… I suffer the same kind of judgment and receive the same kind of comments that he does… It hurts me, and I would assume that he is not without feeling.

If you are interested, we need to speak of Literary Devices, specifically:

  1. Parables
  2. Prognostication
  3. Prophecy

PARABLES:

No, there never was a certain man who went down to Jericho and no, there was never a Good Samaritan. I hate to burst your bubble, but that was a parable and parables are, by definition, “a fictional story with a moral”. In Cahn’s books, the fellow called “I” is a fictional character; he does not exist in real life. The man called “The Prophet” is a fictional character; he does not exist in real life. The story is fiction, it is a parable. Yet uneducated and uninformed Christians, never reading the introduction, assume that “I” is Jonathon Cahn and “The Prophet” is his “spirit guide” Yes, more than one person has so commented. A Parable is, again, by definition, a fictional story.

PROGNOSTICATION:

Prognostication is using known facts, history, current events, and in the case of the Christian, the Scriptures to produce a reasonable prediction of future events. It is not prophecy. The doctor looks at the tumor in a man’s lung and gives the prognosis, “You have between six months and a year to live.” Is this a prophecy? No, it is prognostication. Having studied much and having had hundreds of cases just like this, the doctor knows that, overall, men with that kind and size of cancer, generally speaking, with few exceptions, die between six months and a year after a similar diagnosis. The probability is that that man will die in that period of time. Could he die in three months? Yes. Could he live eighteen months? Of course, that is the nature of a prognosis. In his books, Cahn gives facts. You can fact check those facts… I have. Then, based on those facts, Cahn, using words like “I think” and “I believe” prognosticates… He gives a “prognosis”. As a matter of fact, he repeatedly states that these are not prophecies, and nothing has to happen. Despite repeated statements that he is not a prophet, Christians still line up to call him a “False Prophet”. I have suffered similar abuse.

PROPHECY:

A Prophet speaks for God. Prophecies begin with phrases like: “Thus saith the Lord…” or “God says that…” or “God told me…” Are there false prophets? Absolutely. One who comes to mind has, in five years, given more than 100 different dates for the Rapture… He has said things like, “God told me that the Rapture will be next Thursday at 3 PM Jerusalem time.” Every time he is wrong, he comes up with a new date. That is a false prophet. If someone, not only does not say that what he is speaking is the Word of the Lord, but repeatedly, and loudly, and clearly states that his prediction is not prophecy and that it is not the Word of the Lord, that person cannot be a false prophet and only the most ignorant and hateful of make believe, pretend, wannabe “Christians” would accuse him of such. Yet both Jonathon Cahn and I have been repeatedly labeled as “false prophets”, this in spite of the fact that both of us have loudly proclaimed that our prognostications are NOT prophecy and that we are NOT prophets and that it does NOT have to happen the way we are predicting. If one is not a prophet, he cannot be a false prophet… Duh!

Literary devices abound… You need to be aware of them and able to identify them. This requires study and, shudder, careful thought.

Think about it…

If you read this far, comment using the word “Device”.

David…

A Faked Armageddon?

Could the AntiMessiah even fake a battle of Armageddon where he appears to defeat those whom Christians would label as “evil”?

Could the AntiMessiah even fake a battle of Armageddon where he appears to defeat those whom Christians would label as “evil”?

This morning, I listened to Gary Wayne speaking at the 2020 True Legends Conference. Gary builds an almost bullet proof case for the “Gap Theory”. His case is so strong that I would suggest that we start calling it the “Gap Doctrine.” This is the teaching that I have long held to be true… The word translated “was” by the KJV Translators in Genesis 1:2 is much better translated as “became.” There was a huge gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. This gap included a preadamic race that was destroyed by fire when Lucifer rebelled. The earth became formless and void and God remade the earth following that.

That is an argument that Gary takes almost three hours to build. I cannot prove anything here, but that is not new to me… What shook me up was when he suggested that the deception regarding the Antichrist will be so great that he even fakes an Armageddon, appearing to defeat the forces of evil in a great battle!!!

Trump and his forces seem to be working hard at building that deception… the lie which a delusion sent by God, will cause those who “have not received a love of the truth” to believe…

A Large group of Evangelicals, “United in Purpose” or “UIP” has endorsed Trump and is working to convince Christians to reelect him. “THE COVID VIRUS has been a gift from God,” began Ken Eldred, the group’s leader. “The kingdom of God advances through a series of glorious victories, cleverly disguised as disasters.”

The group is decidedly Dominionist, teaching that the church must conquer the world, by force if necessary, (think Roman Crusades). Only when we have physically established the Kingdom of God on earth… Only when Christians rule the world can Jesus return to rule the kingdom we have established for him.

This is the Doctrine of the Antichrist and he will promise to support them and to lead them to victory. They will love him for the same reasons they love Donald Trump.

Speaking of the President, DONALD TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN to change the subject from the coronavirus pandemic took a bizarre turn on Thursday, as the president paused during a speech at a Ford Motor Company plant in Michigan to praise the “good bloodlines” of the family descended from the firm’s founder, Henry Ford, a notorious anti-Semite and favorite of Adolf Hitler.

In an apparent ad-lib, Trump looked up from his prepared remarks — which praised the firm for teaming up with General Electric to produce ventilators and face shields for medical workers — to observe that Henry Ford’s descendants, like the current chairman, Bill Ford, who had introduced the president, have “good blood.”

Yes, read your history… Henry Ford was one of Adolf Hitler’s idols…

To the Christian who does not know the Scriptures, the AntiMessiah is going to look like Jesus Christ himself… The deception is being laid now. They have been working on the deception for centuries. It is getting deeper and more believable by the hour.

Yes, the AntiMessiah will come to save us from the godless Left. He will preach morality and promise wealth, health, and peace. He will be so good that Christians will gladly overlook his vanity, his profanity, and his blasphemy… “My God!” they will exclaim, “He wants to protect the Church… he hates Liberals and Atheists and he is going to save Babylon, my job, my position and my stuff!!! Why wouldn’t I follow him?”

That I knew… but even faking a Battle of Armageddon? That is a new one! Somehow, I cannot help but believe him…

David…

2020 is 1984

COVID-19 is a disease… You must be frightened…. You must give up your freedom to survive… Save your grandmother… avoid human contact!

George Orwell should be here…

COVID-19 is a disease… You must be frightened…. You must give up your freedom to survive… Save your grandmother… avoid human contact!

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery.  Ignorance is strength.”

“Big Brother is Watching You.”

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.”

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

“For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?”

“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power”

George Orwell 1984

George Orwell should be here to weep with us…

David…

Regressing to a Common Root…

If we all worship Osiris, Horus, and Isis, there is no argument, no reason to fight or die… You can call them by whatever names you like…

Let me tell you a secret…

With the single exception of Biblical Christianity, all religions come out of Babylonian Mysticism…

Even Orthodox Judaism which takes its doctrines out of the Babylonian Talmud and the Kabbalah.

Roman Catholicism simply baptized Osiris, called him the Father, Horus, called him Jesus and Isis, calling her Mary, Mother of God and Queen of Heaven. They crowned a Pope and said that he is the stand in for God, sort of a Unholy Spirit who poops and spits…

Anglicans, Protestants, Evangelicals, Charismatics, Pentecostals and even Muslims come out of the Roman Church. Mohammad’s first wife was a Nun, released from her vows… She was old enough to be his mother.

Mary, called Maryum by Muslims, is the only woman mentioned in the Koran… Not Eve, not even Mohammad’s mother… only Mary… They are worshipers of Osiris and Isis.

The Pope has dropped “Vicar of Christ”, preferring to rule in his own name. (John 5:43) He is reverting to Babylonian Mysticism and the religion of ancient Egypt…

Watch him, he is calling on all religions to drop all that separates them and regress into the ancient religion they all hold in common… No one has to accept a new religion… they only have to go back to their roots…

The Dominionists, the New Apostolic Reformation, the Seven Mountaineers, the Word of Faith Practitioners, the Liberal churches, the Megachurches and the Televangelists are excited… This they can do… Unity will stop all the wars… If we all worship Osiris, Horus, and Isis, there is no argument, no reason to fight or die… You can call them by whatever names you like… just confess that, whatever the name, he is (they are) the same god(s).

The Muslims, the Hindus and the Buddhists are all coming aboard… I mean, if Krishna, Buddha, Allah and Jesus are all the same god… Wow!!!

If you understand this, much of the stuff (including Trump Worship) you see and read will suddenly make sense…

The end of the Church Age will be like the beginning… The Pagans will drop all pretense of modern religion and the Saints will be persecuted. Everything returns to its roots.

Think about it…

David…

Join Our Class

I would love to have ten or more students but I will do it if five people sign up…

I am thinking about starting a class at https://classroom.google.com The class code is  tfby43j Go to the site, sign in and go to the class by entering the code.

There is nothing there yet. I am going to post a little just now. If enough people sign up, We will make it work… A lot more personal interaction and a class type environment. No heavy weight… You do not need to pass to get into Heaven!

It will be a lot of work for me… I would love to have ten or more students but I will do it if five people sign up…

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David…

Vacks You Nation Danger

This is a video the whole world should see but one that the Elite Nephilim would block if they could…

Vack-U-Nation Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

This is a video the whole world should see but one that the Elite Nephilim would block if they could…

Use wisdom here… Pray before you take…

David…

Vaccine to Modify DNA

“Sort of like the body does it naturally.”

Lead Story on NBC News tonight… First ever RNA/DNA modifying vaccine could be ready as soon as September… No animal trials…

This kind of genetic modifying vaccine has never been given to humans before… NEVER… First person was vaccinated yesterday in their speedy kinda/sorta almost trial!!!

This thing modifies the messenger gene “Sort of like the body does it naturally.” says the “Expert”.

I do not like this at all!!!

David…