That Same Faith

Can faith in God lead to riches and a blessed life? Perhaps in America, in Somalia or the Sudan it leads to slavery and death. It is the same faith.

THE SAME FAITH!

Hebrews 11:39 “These were all commended for their faith…”

The writer of Hebrews says that some Saints saw triumph and victory while others received persecution and death. He concludes, “These were all commended for their faith.” It was the same faith that gave victory, that brought shameful conditions, floggings, cold, hunger and death.

In the same week I heard testimonies of a California businessman who came to Christ and a Chinese official who made the same decision. The man in California saw his family restored and his failing business prosper. The Chinese official lost his job and his family. After years in prison he was given the job of sweeping streets with a hand broom. Brothers and Sisters, I am here to tell you that these both were commended for their faith. It was not greater and lesser faith; it was the same faith.

In the earliest days of the church James was beheaded in prison. In that same place an angel rescued Peter and brought him out. Did Peter have the greater faith? No! It was the same faith.

Of the eleven surviving Disciples, ten were martyred for their faith. Was this a lesser faith? Do those who preach the Gospel for years and die of old age in their own bed have a greater faith than the Disciples? No! It is the same faith!

2 Cor. 11:23 Are they servants of Christ?—I speak as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death. 24 Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep. 26 I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; 27 I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. 28 Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.

Does this list indicate the weakness of Paul’s faith? Of course not, it was the same faith.

 Billy Graham spent his latter years at home with his family. Watchman Nee, the great Chinese evangelist and author died in prison. Does Billy Graham have the greater faith? No, it is the same faith.

 Corrie Ten Boom, author of The Hiding Place, was jailed along with her entire family for hiding Jews from the Nazis. She alone survived to tell the story and preach the forgiveness of Christ. Did she have greater faith than her father and sister and the hundreds of thousands of Christians who died in that awful holocaust? Her calling was different, but it was the same faith.

 Richard Wurmbrand suffered twenty years in a Romanian prison for preaching the Gospel. Then he was miraculously rescued and spent thirty years in the United States heading up a worldwide ministry to the persecuted church. Did he suddenly find real faith after twenty years in prison? No, It was the same faith that put him in prison that brought him out.

As we speak, Christians in a hundred nations of the world are being persecuted for their faith. Does our freedom to worship here tonight result from a greater faith? No, it is the same faith.

Does the sister who is healed of cancer have more faith than the sister who faces death with dignity and a calm assurance of her salvation? According to my Bible, it is the same faith for which they are both commended!

Can faith in God lead to riches and a blessed life? Perhaps in America, in Somalia or the Sudan it leads to slavery and death. It is the same faith.

Jesus said to forsake all, take up your cross and follow him. Nearsighted American evangelists with no understanding of history, the Bible, or the state of the church in the rest of the world, have told us to grab our moneybags and run after a Jesus who is constrained to heal us and make us rich.

Jesus, the Bible, history and current events, clearly teach that faith can nail you to a cross or burn you at the stake! The same faith that heals one allows another to suffer agony. The same faith that rescues one will martyr his brother. God alone is sovereign!

Friends, I watched Venezuela fall from the inside. I lived through 200% inflation and 60% unemployment. Most Christians were blessed and provided for through the worst, others lost everything, and some lost their lives. No one was talking about getting rich with Jesus. Christians were in all night prayer meetings begging for food to feed the babies. Most received provision, but the poverty brought death to Christian homes.

If your faith is based on the search for healing, riches and a blessed life, it won’t work in a depression or under persecution. Brothers and Sisters, I will tell you plainly that a faith that can’t handle sickness, poverty and persecution is not a saving faith. It is another faith.

You must understand that because the faith that Jesus spoke of calls for forsaking all and taking up a cross, and the faith that Paul spoke of calls for enduring beatings, imprisonments, cold, shipwreck and hunger, I have trouble following those who speak only of healing and blessing.

A missionary from Wycliffe told us of 3,000 languages without a word of Scripture. There are billions of people in the world who have never heard the Gospel once. If the Kingdom of God is to be extended in the world it will take more than “feel good Christians” in “bless me churches.” God is looking for men and women who will commit to follow him to a martyr’s cross if that is where He leads.

There was a great mission movement in the late nineteenth century. Young Americans lined up for the trip to Africa. There are cemeteries in Africa full of little crosses. The average life span of these young people once they reached Africa was three weeks. Almost all of them succumbed to jungle fevers and died. They knew the odds when they signed on. A few developed immunities and lived to carry on the work. Millions of Christians in Africa owe their salvation to these brave young people. God is still seeking Christians with that same faith.

 After 9/11 the Muslim religion in America saw the greatest conversion rate in history. Young people were drawn to a religion worth dying for. The problem is that the Islamic martyr is always intent on murdering others and dying in the process. It is Murder-suicide, not martyrdom. The Christian Martyr dies rather than renounce his faith. That same faith causes the Christian Martyr to forgive and pray for his killers. That is true martyrdom!

The Senior’s Pastor at First Assembly of God in Fort Myers told the story that when communist rebels neared the compound in East Africa where he was working he and his family fled. Another missionary family there felt God calling them to stay. The rebels forced the man who stayed to dig a large pit. The missionary, his wife and two small children were thrown in the pit and buried alive. As the dirt was falling and the children were screaming, the man told his wife that they could renounce their faith and live – there would be time to repent later. The wife said no, that she couldn’t live that way, and that family died together in that hole in the African soil. The details of their death became known because their faith so touched the Lieutenant that lead that squad of rebel soldiers that he later accepted Christ. He then went and led seven more of those soldiers to the Lord. They formed an evangelistic team and today are preaching in French Africa, France and even in Québec. It took faith to leave, faith to stay, and that same faith to turn a rebel soldier into a preacher. “These were all commended for their faith…”

 Abraham: Heb. 11:By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;10 for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

Israel: Heb.11:13 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Overcomers:  Rev. 12:11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.

 

Statistics

  • World Population: 6 billion people.
  • One third of earth’s people call themselves Christians.
  • One third of non-Christians live in already reached people groups.
  • One third of non-Christians live in unreached people groups.
  • 680 million (~11.5%) are Evangelicals or Bible reading Christians.
  • Active persecution of Christians takes place in: Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea, Laos, Vietnam, China, Iran, Morocco, Libya, Egypt and Algeria. Over 160,000 believers will be martyred this year.
  • Of the world’s 24,000 Major People Groups, 10,000 (having 2.1 billion persons) are considered unreached – though Christian work occurs among most of them.
  • Most of the unreached people groups are located geographically in what some scholars call “The 10/40 Window” – from West Africa across Asia between ten degrees latitude north of the equator to 40 degrees north.

Within this 10/40 window are:

  • Most of the world’s unreached peoples;
  • Two-thirds of the world’s population, although only one-third of the earth’s land area;
  • The heart of the Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist religions;
  • Eight out of ten of the poorest of the world’s poor, enduring the world’s lowest quality of living.
  • Only 8% of the world’s missionary force and 0.01% of the income of the world’s Christians.
  • While about 900 of these unreached people groups are scattered among various world cultures, 9,100 of them are primarily in five major cultural blocks:
  • 3,330 unreached Muslim groups. Nearly a billion individuals are Muslims. One sixth of the world’s population.
  • 2,550 unreached tribal groups with only about 140 million individuals.
  • 1,660 unreached Hindu groups comprise a population of about 550 million individuals.
  • 830 unreached Han Chinese groups in which live 150 million individuals.
  • 830 unreached Buddhist groups. About 275 million individuals are in these groups.

These 10,000 groups in total are in 3,000 clusters, which have similar cultural characteristics such as having dialects of the same basic language, etc.

  • Over two billion people live in these unreached people groups and every day some 50,000 of them perish without having heard the Gospel. That is about 26 million a year.
  • 60% of unreached people groups live in countries closed to missionaries from North America.
  • 22 million internationals visit the US each year. Of these, some 500,000 are university students from 220 countries 25% of which prohibit Christian missionaries. 80% of those students will return to their countries having never been invited to an American home.
  • 40% of the world’s 220 Heads of State once studied in the US.
  • 60% of international students come from the 10/40 window (the most unreached nations).
  • 10% of international students are reached with ministry while in the US.
  • Worldwide Christian churches devote more than 85% of their resources on our own development. That is, only 15% of this arsenal of personnel, finance, prayer and tools goes to bless unreached people groups. In the U.S., the picture is even bleaker. According to the Bibles for All World Prayer Map, American Christians spend 95% of offerings on home-based ministry, 4.5% on cross-cultural efforts in already-reached people groups, and 0.5% to reach the unreached.

American evangelicals could provide all of the funds needed to plant a church in each of the 10,000 people groups with only 0.2% of their income. If all the missionaries needed came from this country, less than 0.5% of evangelicals aged 18 – 35 could form the teams required.

Missionaries:

  • 410,000 Missionaries from all branches of Christendom
  • Only between 2 and 3% of these missionaries work among unreached peoples.
  • 140,000 Protestant Missionaries
  • 64,000 Protestant Missionaries from the US
  • Distribution of Protestant Missionaries among cultural blocks.
  • 74% Among Nominal Christians                      3% Among Buddhists
  • 8% Among Tribal Peoples                              2% Among Hindus
  • 6% Among Muslims                             2% Among Chinese Folk Religions
  • 4% Among Non-Religious/Atheists                          1% Among Jewish People

Global Church Member Finance in US Dollars:

  • 12,300 Billion – Total Annual Income
  • 213 Billion – Giving to Christian Causes (1.73% of total income)
  • 11.4 Billion – To Foreign Missions (5.4% of giving to Christian causes
  • 87% of foreign mission money goes for work among those already Christian,
  • 12% for work among evangelized non-Christians; and
  • 1% for work among the unevangelized.
  • The church of Christ has over 100 times the resources needed to plant native churches in these people groups.

Two-thirds of the world’s population is functionally illiterate (including millions of adult Americans). That’s more than 4 billion people who wouldn’t understand the Bible in their own language if they had it.

  • At a steady rate over the last 20 centuries, and in all 238 countries, 70 million Christians have been martyred – killed, executed, murdered – for Christ.
  • Christians spend more on the annual audits of their churches and agencies ($810 million) than on all their workers in the non-Christian world.
  • 818 unevangelized ethnolinguistic peoples have never been targeted by any Christian agencies ever.

Perhaps God would send you…

David…

WASH ME JESUS…

When you realize just how naked, sinful, and dirty you are, you will cling to the cross and fix your eyes on Jesus…

The Simple Gospel

How distracted we become when we take our eyes off Jesus. Lucifer loves to mess with Christians. How many Christians have fallen by the wayside, consumed with the unimportant and the trivial. How very large and important can the peripheral appear in the light of Lucifer.

You are a sinner, lost and bound for an eternity in Hell. Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, died on a cross and shed his Blood for your sin. He was made sin for you, in order that you, through him, might become the righteousness of God. This salvation is offered freely but you must accept the conditions…
• You must believe.
• You must repent.
• You must agree with him that you are a helpless sinner.
• You must take up your cross.
• You must follow him.
• You must endure to the end.

If you are saved, the doctrine of “Once saved, always saved,” is a stupid peripheral… No one who is saved asks how much sin they can get away with and still go to Heaven… Such questions are unthinkable to the man with a cross on his back and his eyes fixed on Jesus.

No saved person would ever consider grace as a license to sin. Hyper-Grace is an offence to the one who loves God. Grace is what saved that man from Hell. Grace is what made him pure. Grace is what set him free from the power of sin… grace could never be permission to live a lifestyle that is offensive to the God who saved him.

My friend Jim, is not consumed with the idea that I must call him James because his mother did. Jesus is not concerned that you call him Yeshi because his mother did or Yeshua because the Rabbi did… The man who is in love with Jesus knows that his Savior is not concerned with such trivia…

The fellow with the cross worn blisters on his back does not worry about the Ten Commandments and he has no illusion that he has the power to keep any of them. That cross tends to get heavy and you find that you are staring at Jesus… You cannot commit adultery or kill your neighbor with a cross on your back and your eyes fixed on Jesus… You never think about the Law or it’s consequences. You think about Jesus, you go where Jesus goes and you do what Jesus does… It ain’t words on a rock, it is the Rock of your Salvation. Your Sabbath is not a day but a man… you rest in Jesus and you carry on…

It is hard to be consumed with the shape of the earth… the road to Heaven goes straight up and it is covered with the blood of the saints… Your back will bleed under the weight of that cross…

Jesus is concerned with the salvation of your neighbors and family. If you follow him, that burden will pass to your shoulders…

If your mind is filled with trivia, you will not care for the souls around you. You will not love God or your neighbor… Distraction is such a powerful weapon of the enemy…

When you realize just how naked, sinful, and dirty you are, you will cling to the cross and fix your eyes on Jesus… The Hymnwriter wrote, “Wash me Savior lest I die…” when you understand that, deep within your soul, the rest of the garbage will fade away…

Nothing but the Blood… Nothing but the Blood.

David…

BIRTH PAINS, REVELATION 12 AND SEPTEMBER 23…

Birth involves pain and blood. Following the sign of September 23, the Church should expect to suffer pain and bloodshed. The Dragon (now blocked out on the NASA site) is there and waiting. There seem to be as many ideas on the specifics as there are Christians. I am not going to guess the specifics, but there is massive agreement that Pain and Bloodshed follow September 23, 2017.

Revelation 12:

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in labor and agony as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: There was a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and 10 horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. His tail swept away a third of the stars in heaven and hurled them to the earth. And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth he might devour her child. 5 But she gave birth to a Son—a male who is going to shepherd all nations with an iron scepter—and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, to be fed there for 1,260 days.

BIRTH PAINS:

Birth involves pain and blood. Following the sign of September 23, the Church should expect to suffer pain and bloodshed. The Dragon (now blocked out on the NASA site) is there and waiting. There seem to be as many ideas on the specifics as there are Christians. I am not going to guess the specifics, but there is massive agreement that Pain and Bloodshed follow September 23, 2017.

THE DRAGON:

The dragon tries to devour the Child (Jesus) but is unsuccessful. The Child is taken up into Heaven and the woman goes to a place in the wilderness, that God has prepared for her. Pretribbers want to say that this is the Church, taken off to Heaven. Please note that the Woman escapes into “The Wilderness.” If you want to call Heaven a “wilderness” go ahead. I believe that this is speaking of Israel but I do not claim to “Know.” The Dragon is the Devil and he is cast to earth (That makes him mad!)

Revelation 12:

The Dragon Thrown Out of Heaven

Then war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels also fought, but he could not prevail, and there was no place for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.

DANIEL:

12:1 At that time Michael the great prince who stands watch over your people will rise up.There will be a time of distress such as never has occurred since nations came into being until that time.But at that time all your people who are found written in the book will escape. 2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, and some to shame and eternal contempt. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the bright expanse of the heavens,and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Daniel places the Resurrection of the dead and the Rapture at the time of the War between Michael and Satan. Does that mean on that day, during that time period or at the end of that time period? I do not know, I suspect that it is during or at the end of that time period and not on the day it starts.

Daniel speaks of a war. It seems, from what John writes, that that war starts on the day of the sign of the Sign of the Son of Man. That would be the 23rd of September 2017. Wars do not happen in a day. How long will that conflict take and on what day will the Devil and his angels be cast down? I do not know. Could it be on September 23? Yes, but I do not think so.

Daniel speaks of weeks. I am of the school that believes that the first half of that week happened during the ministry of Jesus. Three and a half years from his Baptism to his Ascension. That would leave three and a half years, not seven. That might be wrong but the seven years comes out of the Pre-Trib Doctrine and the idea that the Christians will be in Heaven for a seven-year Marriage Supper… That is not necessarily Scriptural.

NOTE:

At any rate, part of the things happening in Revelation 12 happened at the first coming of Jesus and part will be completed this time. Think of it as one sign, split into two time periods, not two separate signs. Jesus comes twice and so does the sign. The first time, the sign signaled the birth of Jesus. This time the sign signals the beginning of the end. The first time, there were 33 years between his birth and his ascension. This time, there are either three and a half years or seven years between the sign and Armageddon. Could it be even as much as 33 years? Anything is possible but I believe that we are looking at seven years at the most.

I have even thought that it is possible that the first three and a half years are the war with Michael and Satan, and that the Great Tribulation could be three and a half years, starting the day that Satan is cast to earth. That is a possibility. The three and a half years of war in the Heavens could produce many wild and crazy things there… things that Jesus spoke of concerning our times.

WARNING:

The Jews were fully convinced of, and all their books spoke of, a Messiah, who would arrive with the sign of the Son of Man. This Messiah would ride into Jerusalem on a White Horse, raise an army and route the Romans, restoring sovereignty to Israel and reestablishing David’s Throne. They had many long and complicated arguments by which they manipulated the Scriptures and made them say that; not unlike the arguments for a Pre-Trib Rapture.

A huge problem we have today is that the Pre-Tribbers have thrown the idea of a Rapture at every date and every sign. They did that so forcefully and so successfully that people believed them. When the sign came and there was no rapture, they threw out the sign, deciding that if there was no rapture, the sign was not a sign. The Sign however, was valid, things did happen, it was just never about the Rapture.

The Pre-Trib Rapture has become our “Messiah on a White Horse.” The Jews were so convinced of their White Horse Hero, that when the sign came and there was no Rider on a White Horse, they decided that the sign was phony. Jesus was born in Bethlehem but they never found him… they were too busy crying over the Messiah who did not come. When September 23 comes and goes and there is no rapture, tens of thousands will take to Facebook to call the sign a fake. The sign isn’t a fake, the Doctrine of a Pre-Trib Rapture is a false doctrine…

I do not know if we will see anything on the 23rd. What I do know is that a war in the Heavens will start that day and that war will have grave consequences on the earth… Everything, following that date will get much worse, very quickly. I would not be surprised if something happens, on that day, that leads to a nuclear conflict and the prophesied “One Hour Destruction” of Babylon… But, it will be a process as much as or more than an event. Harvey followed the Eclipse. Destruction follows the Sign of the Son of Man.”

THESE ARE LABOR PAINS; THE BABY IS COMING!

 

David…

THINKING ABOUT THE USS JOHN S. McCAIN.

I remember, back in 1979, watching as our ship took out the last 32’ of the pier at the Naval Base at Guantanamo, Cuba.

Short, easy story: When we arrived, we were told that there would be a three hour wait for a tug boat. The young, wealthy (His car, house and family told that story) Lt. Cmdr., on his first Command Assignment, responded, “Dammit, I’ll park it myself!” You cannot “park” a single screw, DEG (Rebaptized “FFG”) yourself… Lessons learned.

Attitude will kill you.

I was not there, on the USS McCain, but I can imagine the scene on the Bridge… I will talk about that in a minute…

I heard a story, a long time ago, about a Navy Captain, who saw a light in the distance. He promptly picked up the Radio and demanded that the other ship change course. “No Sir!” came the reply. “I am the Captain of a U. S. Navy Battleship and I am telling you to change course!!!” The reply came, “I am Seaman Jones, and this is the Lighthouse at Deadman’s Point!”

The Captain changed course and avoided disaster at the last minute…

The Captain of the USS John S. McCain, was not so fortunate.

No one on the McCain knew that this was an act of terror and that the tanker was targeting them on purpose… but it was.

Again, I was not there. The Sailors who were on that Bridge and in the Combat Information Center, below, are forbidden to talk… even with their spouses and families. The Navy will protect its own. In the lack of their Testimony, let me give an educated guess…

The Destroyer was running blacked out, no outside lights. They saw the tanker but it appeared, on radar, that it would pass clear of them. The Captain of the Tanker, with malicious intention, changed course. The man on the Radar called the Bridge and announced the change… “CBDR” he called… (Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range…) The Boatswain’s mate on the Bridge, called out his agreement. That means, “If we don’t take some kind of evasive action, they are going to hit us…”

They could have turned on the lights… perhaps they did, I don’t know. They could have changed speed or heading and evaded the collision. A Navy Destroyer is many times faster and more maneuverable than a tanker… That I know. If I was told that the Destroyer could not have evaded that collision, I would have to conclude that I was being told a lie.

The only conclusion that I can reach… and the one I will believe until or unless I am proven wrong, is that the same attitude that took out the pier at Guantanamo and the same attitude demonstrated by the Captain in that old war story, came into play here. “I have the right of way and I’ll be damned if I am going to change course.” Oh, yes, I am certain that there was desperate maneuvering in the final moments, but it was too late.

The fact that the Captain was relieved tells me that I am right. The Fact that the Admiral was relieved (and that this has happened four times in a year) tell me that the Captain was acting under ignorant and Machismo based orders…

David…

NOTHING CAN SAVE US NOW!

Everybody knows war is coming, but some still hide from the facts, spouting off meaningless phrases anchored in wishful thinking and hopeless optimism…

I am sitting here, in South-West Florida, and watching a massive line of thunderstorms approaching. It is getting dark, the wind that was blowing here a few minutes ago, has stopped. There is the distant peal of thunder and I can see black clouds reaching up more than forty thousand feet. I can look at the radar and by watching its size and its advance, I can predict, with one hundred percent accuracy, that it is going to rain. At the moment, the wind is still and not a drop has fallen… It is the calm before the storm.

IT IS THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

As it is, literally at the moment, in the natural world outside my window, so it is in the Spirit World. The Angels are at war and it is about to break out and devastate the world. Threats are building, the signs are in the Heavens. Everybody knows war is coming, but some still hide from the facts, spouting off meaningless phrases anchored in wishful thinking and hopeless optimism. As certainly as the rain that now beats on my window was coming, war is now upon us.

AS CERTAINLY AS THE RAIN THAT NOW BEATS ON MY WINDOW WAS COMING, WAR IS NOW UPON US.

Is the threat to the West Coast real or will the nukes, launched from a submarine, suddenly turn New York and Washington DC into heaps of ashes? I do not know but as certainly as I knew that the rain was coming, I know that war is here. Gabriel who announced the birth of a Savior, has been replaced by Michael, the leader of the Army of Heaven. The warrior has replaced the messenger in the sign of the Son of Man. War is in the Heavens.

WAR IS IN THE HEAVENS.

This war will be short but violent. I would be surprised if this war lasts longer than seven months. This war will be nuclear. All the “Fire and Fury” that Trump promised Kim Jong Un, will fall but it will not be limited. It will fall on every nation in the world, including, and perhaps most of all, the United States. When it is over, 2.5 Billion people will be dead and every nation on earth will lower their flag and replace it with the putrid, pale blue of the United Nations…

EVERY NATION ON EARTH WILL LOWER THEIR FLAG AND REPLACE IT WITH THE PUTRID, PALE BLUE OF THE UNITED NATIONS…

There are so many threats and the Media jerks us around from one to the other. Last week it was North Korea, this week it is White People, recently it was Black People and before that, Muslims and Russians, Mexicans and Immigrants. Sometimes the housing market is about to implode and sometimes it is the Dollar. Some weeks the enemy is Petroleum, other weeks it is Global Warming, or if the weather is cold, Climate Change, or a New Ice Age. The question remains, whom shall we fear?

THE QUESTION REMAINS, WHOM SHALL WE FEAR?

“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28

All Hell is about to break loose. The truth is that no one can pull the trigger until God gives his permission. What is about to happen, will happen to the United States. It will be accomplished by people even more evil than ourselves. Even though our destruction and death is accomplished by demonic forces working in conjunction with evil people and nations, it will be the Hand of God, falling in judgment.

IT WILL BE THE HAND OF GOD, FALLING IN JUDGMENT.

If we were repentant and if we were a righteous people, God would protect us. For two-hundred years, God protected the United States on account of his Church and a godly people. Today, we are perhaps the most evil nation on earth and the American Church is in full blown Apostasy. God’s Hedge of Protection was lifted on 9/11/2001 and the Devil is now free to do his worst.

GOD’S HEDGE OF PROTECTION WAS LIFTED ON 9/11/2001 AND THE DEVIL IS NOW FREE TO DO HIS WORST.

When the trigger is pulled, I believe we will see nuclear weapons falling on a land that is too divided to respond or defend itself. That will set lose a disastrous civil war among the survivors in a land with no working Government to stay the violence… It is not one of the threats but all of the threats that will soon hit us. God’s Word speaks of the climate going crazy. If North Korea nukes us, Russia and China will join in with them. The internal danger will be from Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, Wimpy Whites, Blacks, Latinos, Muslims and immigrants… Every group full of hate and desperate for power and dominion. We will fall in a single hour. They will call those who die in that hour, “The Blessed!”

WE WILL FALL IN A SINGLE HOUR. THEY WILL CALL THOSE WHO DIE IN THAT HOUR, “THE BLESSED!”

Revelation 18:
Then I heard another voice from heaven:

Come out of her, My people,
so that you will not share in her sins
or receive any of her plagues.
For her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
Pay her back the way she also paid,
and double it according to her works.
In the cup in which she mixed,
mix a double portion for her.
As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously,
give her that much torment and grief,
for she says in her heart,
“I sit as a queen;
I am not a widow,
and I will never see grief.”
For this reason her plagues will come in one day—
death and grief and famine.
She will be burned up with fire,
because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.

Perhaps the rain now pounding on my window is a sign of things soon to come…

David…

A BRUTALLY HONEST RANT

Thus, Antichrist will be dead and resurrected. He will be Satan and he will be the son of Satan, incarnate in the body of a man…

We are out of time. Does that statement grab you? It is the truth… we are the last generation. God is giving us so many signs and the Elect can see it and feel it.

I am absolutely convinced that September 23rd marks the beginning of the Seven-Year Tribulation that will lead up to the return of Christ. I am aware that I could be wrong but I remain absolutely convinced.

I just watched Alex Jones clip concerning the soon coming assassination of Donald Trump. He played the clip from Rodney Howard Brown where he speaks of his conversation with an unnamed Senator who spoke openly of that assassination and called it unavoidable. He showed those Televangelists surrounding Trump. Trump has a look of bewilderment on his face…

I posted of Facebook, earlier today,

  • Satan often calls himself “Jesus”; he appears “as an angel of light.”
  • Jesus said, “Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me.”
  • Satan said, “If you will bow down to me, I will give you all these things.”
  • That is a good standard by which to judge…
  • When you hear people preaching, you must ask yourself…
  • “Which Jesus is he/she/it preaching?”

Pardon me, but I think that Rodney Howard Brown and those Televangelists who prayed for Trump, preach another Jesus…

For many reasons, reasons, reasons which I have written on both here and on Facebook, I believe that this assassination is going to be used to provide Apollyon with a body (Research that). If, as I believe it will, the Tribulation starts with the sign of the Son of Man, things are going to get supernatural and they are going to get supernatural fast.

This is a rant, not a theological thesis, but all the reasons for what I am saying have been discussed, at length on this blog and a million other places… Do your homework…

Scripture speaks to Satan being cast to the earth and of Apollyon rising. Apollyon is Nimrod, is Gilgamesh, is Osiris/Horus, is Apollo, is Abaddon… One guy with many names. He was the bad guy at the fall of Babel.

His Spirit/soul has been confined in Tartarus since the death of his body. He is, by legend, three quarters fallen angel and one quarter human. He is Nephilim. He has no body but he will rule the world. He is of the seven and the eighth world ruler, the first and the last. Satan’s Antichrist.

I believe that he will be much like Jesus, in a bad way. Satan only copies and twists… he will do nothing new. Antichrist will be the first and the last (world ruler). He will appear to be dead and resurrected. As Jesus has visible wounds, so the Antichrist will have visible wounds, mortal wounds.

This is what I believe is being set up now with the well planned and publicized assassination of Trump.

The Capitol Dome is the “Womb of Isis” (Where Horus is born as Osiris reincarnated) The Washington Monument is the Phallus of Osiris… There is a pagan goddess mounted on top of the dome and the inside is covered with The Apotheosis of Washington, where he is shown, as God, on a throne, surrounded by pagan gods and goddesses. This has been planned for centuries.

When Trump is assassinated, his body will lie in state, in the Womb of Isis, for three days. If Satan can pull it off, and I believe that this is his time, Apollyon will escape, without a body. Trump will be in Hell, his body in the womb of Isis.

You can read, on this blog, all the reasons that I believe that Pope Francis is the False Prophet. I believe he will come for Trump’s funeral. This has nothing to do with whether they like each other or not…

What I believe will happen then is that the Pontiff will pray and Apollyon will enter the dead body of Trump and animate it. There, in the Womb of Isis, Antichrist will be born… and the whole world will marvel and follow after the Beast.

I would fully expect a Marian Apparition (Isis) to appear at the time and declare to the world,

“This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Thus, Antichrist will be dead and resurrected. He will be Satan and he will be the son of Satan, incarnate in the body of a man…

All this will happen at the sign of the Son of Man. Alex Jones, Rodney Howard Brown, and every preacher of that other Jesus, will pronounce this as a true miracle from God and demand that Christians everywhere follow Trump and Pope Francis…

“Obviously,” they will shout, “this is none other than Jesus Christ returned to lead the world…” Millions and millions of “Christians” will believe them and swear their allegiance.

I can see this as if it happened yesterday and was on the News all day today…

Could this just be my imagination? Of course. We will soon see.

Even if I am wrong, wouldn’t this be a great time to get right with Jesus?

David…

ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED

OSAS is not really a doctrine as such, it is a Denominational Distinctive… a teaching taught with the intended end of convincing church members and congregants that their church is better than the church down the street…

Someone, yesterday, asked me if I would write on the subject of once saved, always saved… Okay, here goes…

Once Saved, Always Saved, is a cute and memorable handle for a Denominational Distinctive… We can reduce that to its initials and we will do so here… We will write OSAS because it is shorter and my fingers are tired.

OSAS is not really a doctrine as such, it is a Denominational Distinctive… a teaching taught with the intended end of convincing church members and congregants that their church is better than the church down the street and discouraging them from visiting the other churches in town… We, after all, have a “doctrine” that they do not believe! That clearly makes us better!!

Never mind that the other churches are telling their members that they are much better than that other church because they teach OSAS and we know that that is a false doctrine and it will send them to Hell but we will get to go to Heaven because we are smart enough not to believe that!!!!

The truth is that there are a good number of verses that, ripped out of context and presented in a list, would seem to say that you cannot lose your Salvation…

There are also many verses that, ripped out of context and presented in a list, would seem to say that you can lose your salvation…

So, if you are a Baptist Pastor, you make your special OSAS Bible Verse list and you teach it to your people, assuring them that once they shake the Pastor’s hand and repeat that little canned prayer, they are on their way to Heaven and God himself can’t keep them out.

If, on the other hand, you are a Methodist Pastor or Church of God or any other denomination in competition with the Baptists down the street, you make up your list of all the verses that speak of losing your salvation and you teach that to your people…

But wait! What if someone finds those “OTHER” verses in their Bible and starts asking questions?

Not to fear, over the last couple of hundred years, people in your denomination, have thought much on the subject and they have come up with canned little answers that explain why none of those verses on the other Pastor’s list really mean what they say… You can just look in your books or maybe even use Google and (WOW!) There are all the answers you need to confuse your poor congregant and keep him in his pew…

Do you want to know the real, honest God’s truth on the matter?????

Your Salvation is not nearly so secure as that OSAS Pastor wants you to believe and no it does not really become a done deal when you walk an aisle, shake the preacher’s hand and repeat that little prayer… not even if you say “AMEN!” real loud and get dunked in front of everybody… A faith that does not change you, will not save you!

On the other hand, Your Salvation is a whole lot more secure than that Old Fashioned Pentecostal Preacher told you… You do not have to be afraid that you might be in an accident, say a bad word and die before you can repent!!! You were not saved because you stopped sinning and you are not lost every time you sin…That is stupid on steroids, as I like to say!!!!!

Your salvation depends on grace and faith… Are you still believing? Has your belief changed your life? Are you still under grace? Are you led by the Spirit? Good news, you will go to Heaven when you die!!!!!

We have to get past all those stupid things our pastors told us just to keep us going to their church and keep us out of the one down the street…

Read the Word for yourself and THINK and PRAY… It helps, really!

David…