MIXTURE: The Babylonian Gospel

The Babylonian Gospel and mixture is the only message I ever heard. Even five years ago, if you had asked me to tell you what I believed, much of what I told you would have had its roots in Baptist Denominational Distinctives, the Masonic Religion and the Great American Lie. Even after years abroad, where I was confronted by a Gospel not mixed with American Patriotism, much of what I believed was more American than Christian.

My Grandfather was a 33rd Degree Mason and a “Lifetime Deacon” at First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. I do not know how many of the men on that board were Master Masons, but I would imagine that it was a clear majority. This was an upscale church… a church where the Rich and Famous could feel at home.

It was my Grandfather and his Masonic buddies who planned the new Sanctuary as a Greek Temple, designed and built with strict Masonic Architecture…

We would sing the right hymns. The basics of the Gospel were preached, but it was all about walking the aisle, shaking the Preacher’s hand, repeating a canned prayer and getting dunked in the ornate, marble baptistry. With “Once Saved, Always Saved,” as a core doctrine, what you did after that was relatively unimportant. A strict moral code was taught but more from the Masonic point of view than the Gospel. The thrust being that you need to live right because it is good for your country, society and your community, and living right will make you healthy, wealthy and wise.

It was always assumed that if you had walked an aisle, shaken the preacher’s hand, repeated the prayer and got dunked, you were going to Heaven… No one dared question that formula.

Some of the old men in the church had fought in World War One. Most of the adult men had fought in World War Two and or Korea. The young men were going off to Vietnam and returning, often in a box. No matter what the truth about Vietnam, Korea or any other war, if you were a Christian, you supported America, the Flag and the latest war. The most ungodly and unchristian thing a young person could do was to question America. They probably never said it but we all knew that America was the Kingdom of God and God was an American.

The Methodists could lose their salvation, but they too thought that God was an American. The Presbyterians knew that God was an American and a Presbyterian… We all could agree that to be a good American was very important and that if America did it, it was God’s will and God’s way.

On the Fourth of July, the National Guard Color Guard would march the American Flag down the Aisle and we would all stand and sing the National Anthem as they stood at attention, flags in hand… The Pride was palpable…

At Christmas, the children would perform a passion play, baby Jesus in the manger, under the Christmas Tree…

For Easter, we would hold a Sunrise Service. That was followed, at Sunday School time, by an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and then the 11:00 Church Service where we would all sing “Hallelujah, He arose!” at the top of our lungs…

Then, I went off and became Pentecostal… I spoke in tongues, prophesied and saw real miracles… But they were still sold on the America thing, Christmas Trees and the Easter Bunny. More than that, they were frightened and legalistic to the max. I could tell how spiritual a man was by looking at his wife. If she was ugly, wore dresses to the floor, kept her head covered and wore neither jewelry nor makeup… that was a Holy and Righteous man!

The question that continually surfaced was, “If I get in an accident and I say a bad word and I die before I can repent, will I go to Hell?” Not pleasant people to be around…

Over the last twenty years, I have watched Pentecostals go through a great change. They started a rapid flight away from legalism. Unfortunately, they passed the truth going ninety miles an hour and slid right into what some have called “Sloppy Agape.” The current, approved term is Hyper-Grace. This is a politicly-correct religion… You NEVER preach on sin or call for repentance. You preach on the importance of accepting everybody and offending nobody. Scriptures to be read and sermons to be preached are carefully scrutinized. If there is any way that a verse could offend anybody, it is not read. If there is an offensive phrase or word in a sermon, it is scratched out and never spoken. Only Happy Verses and Happy sermons are allowed.

It no longer matters what you wear. As a Sailor, a lifetime ago, I saw Pole Dancers better dressed than some of the young ladies in church…

Alter-Calls are for Happy Prophecy, Blessing and Miracles, NEVER for repentance or salvation.

But still, the lie of American Patriotism pervades the American Church. You cannot be a Good Christian if you are not a strong patriot. You cannot have a cross unless it is draped with a flag…

President Trump must be from God… America and the Kingdom of God are one and the same… God is American and Jesus lounges around Heaven in red, white and blue pajamas… Surely Trump is a Prince, sent from God to save God’s Country, in her sin, and grant her time and freedom to sin some more…

I see that attitude, in posts and comments on my Facebook Page…

Jesus asked, “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8) I am leaning more and more to the negative reply… “No, none or very little.”

If you just go back, with a prayerful attitude, and throwing out everything you were taught, read the Book, you will find that it is very simple and straight forward… I think that you will discover that America is not the Kingdom of God but rather Babylon. Jesus is nothing like what you always thought He was, and being a Christian has nothing at all to do with walking an aisle, shaking a Preacher’s hand, repeating a little prayer and getting dunked in a baptistry…

Not even an ornate, marble baptistry…

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…

THREE SINNERS

This is a fictional tale of three sinners. If one of them sounds a lot like you, it might not be coincidence.

Our first sinner is named Wiley. That might not be his real name but its what he goes by, that’s all I know. When Wiley was twenty-three, he wanted to be an actor. He was homeless, lived in a box behind the downtown Walmart in LA. He did odd jobs and sold a little weed on the side to make a living. Wiley had accepted Jesus when he was eight and his parents were Christian but Batman was Wiley’s real hero.

Wiley had been invited to a happy Church a few months before… They had a good music group, the girls were pretty and their Dance Costumes skin tight… The Preacher just kept telling Wiley that Jesus loved him just the way he was… Wiley wanted to go to Heaven and the preacher assured him that Jesus loved everybody. Nobody ever said anything but Wiley figured out that if he sang real loud and put money in the plate, he would go to Heaven when he died.

Our Second sinner is named Calvin. Calvin accepted Jesus when he was eight and attended church with his parents. Calvin always did what he was told, graduated from High School with a 3.5 GPA and joined the Army. Calvin loved the Army. It was so very simple, they told you what to do and you did it. Rules seemed to be very important in the Army and so Calvin obtained a book on military law. While his buddies were out drinking, Calvin was reading his very own copy of the UCMJ… the Law.

At twenty-three, Calvin was back from the Army and starting college. With the GI Bill and help from his Dad, Calvin would not even have to work. He might even be able to do a Bachelor’s Degree in three years. In four years in the Army, Calvin had only been in trouble one time. When the Sergeant had told him to go into the Gas Chamber and breath Tear Gas, Calvin had told him that that violated Section 4.3, Subsection b of the UCMJ and was therefore, an illegal order. The Captain had disagreed and Calvin spent thirty days confined to base… By the time he got out, even Calvin had put that behind him.

Harvey was, I suppose, the worst sinner of all. At 23, Harvey was just getting out of prison. He was barely turned 19 when a seven-year-old kid from down the street made fun of the way he walked. Harvey was a Christian from a Christian family. Harvey was mostly a good kid but something in his bones wasn’t quite right… Harvey did walk funny. When the kid teased him like that, Harvey forgot how big he was. For just a minute, Harvey was an angry little boy. He had backhanded that boy so hard that if shattered his jaw.

Now 23, Harvey had served three years in the State Penitentiary. He was a Convicted Felon, Assault and Battery on a Child Under Twelve Years of Age. It was in prison that Harvey had developed the deep and lasting relationship with Jesus. A relationship he would enjoy for the rest of his life. The day he got out of prison, the Local Paper put him on the front page, just to remind the community what kind of man he was. When his Dad pulled the car into the driveway, there were a hundred reporters and curious people in his yard. He opened the door to a huge roar as unintelligible questions were thrown at him. Harvey motioned them to be quiet, and assuming he would make a statement they could make fun of, they quieted down. “Jesus loves me, this I know.” Is all Harvey said before pushing his way through the crowd and entering the house.

FAST FORWARD:

Twenty years later, two out of three  of our heroes are married; all three have kids. Although they live in three different cities, from coast to coast and although they do not know each other, our three gentlemen have faced identical situations. (I can make that happen, it’s my story.)

Wiley woke up with a bit of a hangover and started towards the studio. Not a famous actor, Wiley made a living as the instantly recognized face of the Termite in the perpetual ads of LA’s major Pest Control company, and he still sold a little weed on the side to help feed the kids… Leaving his live in girl of twenty years sleep, he headed out for breakfast at McDonalds. Entering the door, a pretty young lady smiled and asked him to join her after he got his food. Thirty minutes later, Wiley had called in sick at work and headed off with the young lady for some weed and a little sex.

Six months later, the mother of Wiley’s children confronted him. Slapping her on the back-side, Whiley said, “You ain’t tied down, move out if you want… Jesus paid it all and I’m just having a little fun…”

Calvin’s wife was starting early menopause and had been very cranky lately. She didn’t let him get out the door before she started yelling about something. In no mood for breakfast at home, Calvin thought to stop at McDonalds for breakfast on his way to the University where he served as Disciplinary Dean. It was his job to enforce the rules and he had ruined the life and career of more than one young person in the fulfillment of his duties. When Calvin hit the door at McDonalds, a young lady smiled and invited him to join her. Adultery was wrong; Calvin knew the Ten Commandments by heart and had sworn to obey them all. This might be a little dangerous but it didn’t really break any commandments and it would be nice to talk with a lady who wasn’t screaming at him…

Six months later, Calvin’s wife confronted him. “You can’t leave me!” he cried. “I’m the Dean at a Christian University and a Deacon at the Church, you will ruin me! You don’t know how hard I tried not to sin, I cried real tears and I begged God to give me the strength to overcome. God didn’t do anything, He just let me fall into sin! I can’t believe it, He knows how hard I have tried to serve him and how much I have suffered working here instead of Harvard… Now you are going to leave me and embarrass me in front of everybody… How can you do that to me?”

Harvey slipped on his boots and kissed his wife goodbye. She had been more than a little cranky lately but he kissed her anyway. He would let her sleep and catch a bite at McDonalds on his way to the welding shop. It wasn’t much of a job but it paid the bills. It was hard for a Child Abuser to find work anywhere and his boss had kept him on for these twenty years anyway. As he came up to Main Street, something caught in his spirit. He didn’t know how to explain it but he had learned that this was the voice of God. Turning right instead of left, he pulled into the parking lot at Denny’s. As he entered the restaurant, he saw his Pastor with several of the men from the church. They invited him over and the Pastor even put his breakfast on the church credit card. Harvey kept trying to figure out what that was all about… nothing important had happened at that impromptu meeting… Why was he there?

Six months later, Harvey’s marriage was stronger than ever. Harvey would never know about the pretty young woman who sat waiting for him at McDonalds…

WHEN THE BROOK DRIES UP

“It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.”

In the 17th Chapter of 1 Kings, we find an incredible story. Elijah goes before King Ahab and makes an absurd claim: “As the Lord, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” You do not make such a claim unless you know that you have heard from God. Ahab must have laughed. If the King had believed the Prophet, he might have had him killed or imprisoned and tortured, but he let him go.

Then, Elijah has a problem. If it does not rain in Israel, it does not rain on the Prophet. If there is a famine in Israel, Elijah has nothing to eat either. God, however had a plan and He told the Prophet, “Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there.” That sounds as improbable as saying that it will not rain again until I say so.

Elijah, however was obedient and went where he was told. We read, “So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.” That is a comfortable position. The nation is in a famine but the Prophet has bread and meat and a supply of water… This is supernatural! One might live out their life in such a situation. But, on this earth, nothing lasts forever.

We soon read, “It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.” Panic Time! God has ceased to supply. The Prophet is where God told him to be, doing what God told him to do. He is comfortable and cared for… This is the life! Then, suddenly and without warning, the Prophet has a real problem. Without water, the Prophet will die and God has turned off the water. Can you hear the Prophet crying and fussing as he goes out to eat breakfast and finds that there is not even enough water to fill his cup?

I can picture myself in such a situation. I don’t know if I would be mad at God or just scared. There is no water here and there is no water in most of the nation… What do I do now? I have been there. I have been very comfortable, knowing that I was where God wanted me to be, assured that I was doing what God wanted me to do, blessed and provided for by the hand of God, when, without warning, the job and the income stopped. That is a frightening place to be. What happened? What did I do wrong? Why is this happening to me? Doesn’t God care?

Have you ever been there?

The fact that I am writing this and you are reading it is proof that such situations, while very uncomfortable, are neither permanent nor deadly. I will be honest with you though, those situations are very, very uncomfortable. Perhaps you are there now. If you aren’t, the greatest possibility is that you will be soon. When the Brook dries up, it is not time to scream or fuss, it is time to move on and to move up.

1 Kings 17:1 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, “Please get me a little water in a jar, that I may drink.” 11 As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand.” 12 But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have no [e]bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13 Then Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain on the face of the earth.’” 15 So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke through Elijah.

When the Brook dried up, the Prophet got up and moved. God told him where to go and what to do. God not only told him what to say to the lady but He gave this poor widow lady the faith to believe what this stranger said, and the good will to serve the Prophet ahead of herself and her son. Now, the Lord has elevated the prophet’s situation. Elijah is no longer living in a cave, he is living in a house. No longer is he eating what birds drop for him, he is eating bread, fresh out of the oven. No longer is God taking care of just the Prophet, He is taking care of the Widow woman and her son as well.

When your Well dries up, don’t panic. Continue to be grateful. Continue to praise God but don’t just sit there. Ask God for directions. Listen carefully and then do what God tells you to do. God may now promote you. The God who has been taking care of you, may now decide to use you to take care of others. God may ask you to challenge others with impossible requests. If God tells you to ask a widow woman for her last piece of bread; ask her for her last piece of bread. If God tells you to promise that He will care for her and continue to provide, tell her so.

That of course, will not be your exact situation. However, you will be challenged to do the unlikely and the uncomfortable.

Sometimes we forget that Elijah and others in the Bible were human.

Please don’t think that it did not cross Elijah’s mind that it might rain the day after he spoke to Ahab or that the Widow might starve to death after baking him a cake. Elijah was a prophet. Elijah was obedient but he was also human, just like you are.

If you don’t believe me that he and the other prophets were human, let me close with one more story…

We should go on to the 18th chapter of 1 Kings. There we find a familiar story. Elijah prays and the rains return, then he challenges the prophets of Baal to a test. One prophet of God against 400 prophets of Baal. They build altars, slaughter bulls and put them on the altars. Elijah tells the prophets of Baal to pray for fire to come down from Heaven and consume their offering.

This should have been easy. Baal was the god of rain and thunder and lightning… this was Baal’s bread and butter. They prayed and cut themselves (like Muslims do today) but nothing happened.

Elijah encouraged them to continue, suggesting that Baal had stepped out to go to the bathroom.

They continued for hours but nothing happened. Then Elijah had them pour water all over his offering. When Elijah prayed, fire fell, consumed the sacrifice, lapped up the water and even destroyed the stones of the altar….

The people then got together and killed all 400 prophets of Baal. Not a good day for the pagans…

But then… we get to chapter 19…

 19:1 Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.”

3 >>>And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life<<<

and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. 4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers.”

After all of those miracles, Elijah was afraid of a demonized, pagan woman…

Have you been there?

God came to Elijah and the Angel cared for him there. This was not the end of his ministry. I share this with you because such times and situations are common to all God’s people. When the Brook dries up, get up and move. Face the enemy and challenge the righteous. Listen to God and do what He tells you to do. Are you afraid? So was the Prophet of God. Have you run for your life? So did God’s Prophet. These times of pain are not the end… as a matter of fact, it is most likely a promotion in disguise.

Get up, wash your face and get moving. God is on your side.

David…

 

 

HAPPY PREACHERS, OFFERING PLATES, AND HELL BOUND MEMBERS

If you teach a man to praise God but never speak of the gravity of sin and the need for repentance, you create a strange being who will praise a God he does not know, pay his tithes, make big offerings and go to Hell when he dies.

How many faithful church members will spend an eternity in Hell, right beside a Pastor who based the subject of every sermon on its effect on tithes, offerings and church attendance? How many human beings have been damned to a Devil’s Hell by the purveyors of Church Growth Seminars?

That which will grow a church will often damn its members.

A “Good Preacher” today, can start with 12 members and grow a church of 5,000.

Jesus started with 5,000 and ended up with 12.

I am convinced that there are churches with 5,000 members where less than 12 will make it to Heaven.

God is Love but God hates. To preach the love of God but never mention the Wrath of God is to condemn real men and women to eternal punishment.

We preach acceptance and tolerance, we would never offend. Jesus called the Governor a fox, a lady asking for his help a dog, and the most righteous men of his day, “Whitewashed Tombs, full of dead men’s bones” and children of the Devil.

Scripture talks about “speaking the truth in love.” We interpret that, “Never speak the truth if it might offend.”

John 3:16 speaks of God’s love. John 3:18 speaks of condemnation. A sinner who understands John 3:18 will be desperate to find salvation in Christ. A sinner with no understanding of John 3:18 will think of John 3:16 as a “nice thought” but hardly necessary.

If you teach a man to praise God but never speak of the gravity of sin and the need for repentance, you create a strange being who will praise a God he does not know, pay his tithes, make big offerings and go to Hell when he dies.

The same God who said that He will bless you coming in and going out said that if you disobey him, He will curse you and everything you lay your hands on. No, that blessing is not based on your tithes and offerings, it is based on obedience, repentance, salvation and the Spirit of God. You can make huge offerings but insist that that which God calls sin is not really sin, continue in a sinful lifestyle and bust Hell wide open when you die.

No, I am not speaking of Judaistic Legalism. I am speaking of agreeing with God that what He calls sin is really sin, asking forgiveness when you fall and accepting God’s help in overcoming. I am talking about taking up your cross and following Jesus. I am talking about fixing your eyes on the Author and Finisher of our faith. I am talking about doing what He does and not doing what He does not and would not do. I am talking about a very real relationship with a Living God.

It is better to end up with twelve members who are all going to Heaven than 5,000 members who are all going to Hell. It is better to work a secular Job in order to eat and take people to Heaven than to live luxuriously off of tithes and offerings and take people to Hell.

Call Sin, sin and evil, evil, but don’t get hung up with a single sin. If you spend more time condemning homosexuality than you spend condemning gossip, you are out of balance and in danger of falling. Is the homosexual act a sin? Yes, of course but a Gossip in your church will do more damage than ten thousand homosexuals on the street.

If you are willing to offend, if you are willing to call sin, sin, if you will preach the Wrath of God, you will find that those you preach to feel the need for a Savior and come willingly to Jesus. If you refuse to preach the whole Gospel and preach only messages that will fill the pews and the offering plates, you will end up with a church full of very happy, Hell bound sinners…

David…

TRUMP AS ANTICHRIST AND POPE FRANCIS AS FALSE PROPHET

Two days after Trump lays hands on a crystal ball with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, on the 22nd day of the month, a 22-year-old boy, bearing the name of the Saudi King, Salman, blows himself up and kills 22 people. Despite the fierceness of the blast, just like 9/11, the bombers ID somehow survives… The next day Trump is playing Jew at the Western wall, and the day after that, Trump meets Pope Francis.

Somehow, I smell burning Sulphur.

Let’s talk about Pope Francis:

I believe that the change of the ages happened the end of 2012 and the Tribulation period probably started in September of 2015. They are in full swing now and evil will increase exponentially…

Somehow, Pope Francis and the Vatican are at the center of all this. I know what has been said about an Islamic Antichrist but Rome is the oldest and best established Antichrist system in the world and Islam is the bastard child of Rome.

Two time periods have been of great interest to the whole world, December of 2012 and September of 2015. Everyone had a theory of what would happen during those two time periods. Almost none of those visions came true at the appointed times. Two events that snuck under the radar, for the most part, really happened and they are tied together with an unbreakable bond. These actual events, one tied to December 2012 and the other to September of 2015, should really grab your attention.

First, let us review why the whole world was looking at these dates.

DECEMBER 2012:

God works on a different calendar. December 21st, 2012 fell on 8 Tevet 5773. The year 5773 started on 1 Tishri or September 17, 2012 and ended on 29 Elul or September 4 2013. Let us use that Jewish year for the purposes of our discussion.

  • The Zohar, written by Jews 700 years ago, claimed that in the Jewish year 5773, God would rain Fire and Hail on Rome and the Antichrist would be revealed.
  • The Mayan Calendar ended in the Year 5773 with the return of their “Flying Dragon” god, Kulkulkan.
  • The Aztec Calendar ended in the year 5773 with the return of their “Flying Dragon” god, Quetzalcoatl.
  • The Cherokee Indian Calendar ended in 5773 with the return of their “Flying Rattlesnake” god.
  • The Hindu Kali Yuga Calendar ended in 5773 at the end of the age of the “Male Demon”.
  • Using math and Astronomy far above my head David Flynn, in his scholarly work CYDONIA, claimed that the Platonic year changed on 8 Tevet 5773 and we, measured by astronomy and not astrology, entered the Age of Aquarius on that day.
  • Jonathan Edwards tied, the arrival of the Antichrist and the Great Tribulation to 2012 (or 5773)
  • In 1878, Rev. William J. Reid wrote, “…we are prepared to answer the question, When will the Papal system come to an end? …in the year 2012.” (5773) (Lectures on the revelation. Author: Reid, William J. page 306)
  • The thousand-year-old Prophecy of St. Malachy predicted that Pope Francis would be the “Last Pope” a man who will usher in the Tribulation and whose reign will end with the coming of the “Terrible Judge”.

So, what happened in that time period?

We know that right before Christmas, in the same time frame as the December 21st, 2012 end of the Mayan Calendar; there was a terrible Coup in the Vatican that forced the resignation of Benedict XVI. While the resignation was not announced until February of 2013 and did not take effect until the end of that month, the deed was done in the year 5773.

The “Last Pope” was installed on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In the Jewish Year, 5773.

SEPTEMBER 2015

All eyes were on September of 2015 because of the end of the Shemitah and the four Blood Moons. That was more recent and I do not think it necessary to go into detail. I am sure that you remember all the hype. We are still under the effects of the Shemitah and the current Market Woes and economic downturn are undeniably tied to the end of the Shemitah. Nothing earth shattering happened on that particular day however, as many had expected. The night of the last Blood Moon, many were expecting something to happen that would shake the world. When nothing of that magnitude happened, many were disappointed.

So, did nothing happen at that time? No, something very prophetic happened. It was quiet. Many Christians picked up on it at the instant it happened but most never saw it at all.

Jesus, in John 5:43, said, “I have come in My Father’s name, yet you don’t accept Me. If someone else comes IN HIS OWN NAME, you will accept him.”

“IN HIS OWN NAME”

On September 28th, 2015, the largest group of Heads of State, ever assembled together in one place, in the history of the world, was at the United Nations in New York.

Pope Francis stood before that group and the world. In his opening remarks, the Pontiff said, “Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations. IN MY OWN NAME…”

“IN MY OWN NAME…”

Who is it who has rejected the Christian façade of Catholicism and returned to its pagan roots?

Who is it that seeks to cause all religions to reject the doctrines that divide them?

Who is it who seeks to unite the whole world under the pagan religion of Sumer, Babylon, Egypt and Rome?

POPE FRANCIS!

2 Thessalonians 2

The Man of Lawlessness

1 Now concerning the

COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST and OUR BEING GATHERED TO HIM:

We ask you, brothers, 2 not to be easily upset in mind or troubled, either by a spirit or by a message or by a letter as if from us, alleging that the Day of the Lord has come.

3 DON’T LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU in any way.

For THAT DAY WILL NOT COME UNLESS

THE APOSTASY COMES FIRST and

THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS IS REVEALED,

the son of destruction. 4 He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits in God’s sanctuary, publicizing that he himself is God.

CONCERNING:

  • THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • OUR BEING GATHERED TO HIM

DON’T LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU

THAT DAY WILL NOT COME UNLESS

THE APOSTASY COMES FIRST

THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS IS REVEALED

THE APOSTASY IS ALL AROUND US. If you are saved, you cannot help but see it.

THE FALSE PROPHET WAS REVELED on September 28, 2015 at the United Nations.

The Beast is yet to come… Nimrod will rise. Could that be Trump?

UNDERSTANDING THE RELIGION OF POPE FRANCIS AND DONALD TRUMP

With Pope Francis making statements that shock most Catholics and appall Protestants and Evangelicals, many are confused. How could a Christian say that the Biblical account of creation is a lie, that evolution is correct and that the Creator God is not all powerful and was not capable of creating a fully functioning universe? Yet the Pope has said all those things. The truth is that the Pope is not a Christian and has never been a Christian. This article will explain the religion that Pope Francis shares with the world’s most powerful and influential people.

In his book, THE LABYRINTH, Mark Flynn writes:

“There is a religious institution whose members are the most devout and serious of any faith on earth. Those who are a part of this institution unquestionably believe in a god that directs their activities and they look to this deity with the ultimate hope of gaining his favor. They, unlike many of the people ascribed to the popular religions of today, have no doubt that their god lives and interacts with them. They see the favor their god bestows upon them. The riches and power gained through their piety actively demonstrates the reality of their god’s existence. The precepts of their secretive religion are contra to that of the Judeo-Christian religion that values above all, love for their fellow man. They consider the people outside of their group inferior creatures, unworthy of their god, but necessary for manipulation towards the completion of their final objective. Through devotion, submission to the will of their god, and dedication to his secretive plan, they believe that they will achieve immortality and live in a coming golden age where their god will appear on earth and rule them in a new paradise of his design.”1

The “Gospel” of the Illuminati is the ancient GNOSTIC Mysticism. The real Gospel is Good News… the Gnostic story, not so much… this is from a Gnostic site.

“Adam and Eve

“Just as Adam and Eve are regarded as central characters in the Christian creation myth, they are equally as important in that of the Gnostics. As mentioned in previous articles, the creation of the world according to Gnostic tradition is an account of the world created not by the True God, but by a false god. As Adam and Eve were created and placed in the Garden of Eden in Genesis, the same has been done in Gnostic scripture.

“However, the demiurge is responsible for the placement of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The demiurge has created the fleshly bodies to entrap the spirits of Adam and Eve. Adam is placed under a spell of ignorance and put to sleep by the false god. Eve is placed next to him, and she commands Adam to awaken. When Adam sees Eve, he believes that she is his creator.

“The demiurge wanted to keep Adam and Eve ignorant; forever worshiping him. The Gnostics believe that the demiurge was posing as the false god, thus keeping Adam and Eve under his spell of ignorance. As long as Adam and Eve believed that he was the only god, they would worship him forever.

“The serpent is regarded as an evil figure in traditional Christian stories, but to the Gnostics, the serpent is the hero! The Gnostic text teaches that as the demiurge tells Adam and Eve that they may help themselves to anything the Garden, they are to stay away from the Tree of Knowledge. As Adam and Eve listen to the serpent, their eyes are opened, and the spell of ignorance is broken forever. Because they chose to listen to the serpent, Adam and Eve no longer worship the demiurge, but recognize that there is the True God, and he was not the creator of the evil, imperfect, material world.

“Adam and Eve gave birth to two children, Seth and Norea. The descendants of Seth regard themselves as Sethians, those that have been blessed with the gnosis.”2

Eve, according to the satanic version, became a completely new creature after she ate the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil. Because she recreated herself by an act of her own will, she is seen as virgin born. All of the ancient goddesses and the Catholic, Mary the Mother of God, are virgin born. They represent the self-created Eve. There is always a serpent god who represents Lucifer, unfairly judged and punished… once beautiful, now damaged goods. There is always a bull or a cow god who represents Jehovah. The serpent god, in every ancient pagan religion, kills the bull or the cow. Adam is strangely missing except as represented in the common man. The unholy trinity is a self-created goddess, a serpent god and a bull… all of mythology, renaming the characters a thousand times, revolves around these three.

The symbolism is everywhere. The Mary of Catholicism who is highly esteemed by Muslims, mentioned in the Koran more than thirty times and the only woman mentioned in the Koran, is the pagan representation of the self-created (virgin born) Eve in her fallen state. She was known as Isis who impregnated herself with a prosthetic phallus that she herself made for her brother/husband Osiris, giving birth to the god Horus. She was worshiped in ancient days as the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of God. She is mentioned in Jeremiah 44.  Then, look at a bullfight in Spain or Mexico. The brightly clothed Matador (killer) represents Lucifer. The bull represents the much larger, bully God who tried to keep Adam and Eve as ignorant slaves and unfairly judged Lucifer. The much smaller, Lucifer is smarter and through superior knowledge and cunning, kills the bull. The snake always wins in the end.

All of the ancient, pagan religions and the Gnostic or secret knowledge of the secret societies… including Freemasonry hold that Apollo / Nimrod is going to return and rule the earth in a New World Order. Scripture supports that idea and the idea that the Nephilim return. Something supernatural is about to happen. This is the religion of the Illuminati.

Did you know that this is the Gnostic, secret knowledge of the Master Mason? This is the belief system that led Joseph Smith to found the Mormon Church and this is the religious system behind Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is the foundation behind the Satanist churches and most major cults. This is the base doctrine of the Church of Rome and the founding belief behind Islam. This is the central foundation of all the ancient pagan religions. This teaching drove the first organized religion in Sumer, it is the foundation of Egyptian, Greek and Roman religious cults.

Masons below the thirtieth degree do not know this. Only the leadership in the Mormon Church is aware… the College of Cardinals and the Pope are certainly aware but your average Parish Priest hasn’t got a clue. Those in the Watchtower group in New York are fully aware but your average Jehovah’s Witnesses has no idea. This is a religion of the elite. This is knowledge reserved for the few… the select.  All of these groups are preparing the common man for the coming of a glorious New World Order led by a supernatural, messianic figure.

In these last days, Israel’s Kabalistic Rabbis are speaking of two Mashiachs, Mashiach Ben Yosef and Mashiach Ben David. Having never been able to reconcile the prophecies of a conquering Messiah with the prophecies of a suffering and dying Messiah, they have declared that there will be two messiahs, Ben David, the conquering Messiah and Ben Yosef, the suffering and dying Messiah. Of course, it would be difficult to reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ if they were to accept that one individual could fulfill both roles.

The prophetic Rabbis believe that both Messiahs are human and that having fulfilled their roles, they will die as all men die. They say that Mashiach Ben Yosef will die in the Battle with Magog but Mashiach Ben David will show up, kill the bad guys and raise Ben Yosef from the dead. Ben David will then go on to purify Jerusalem and Israel, rebuilding the Temple and restoring the sacrifice.

The strange thing is how closely that follows Christian eschatology which speaks of an Antichrist who dies and a False Prophet who raises him from the dead. One of the heads of the “Beast” has a fatal wound” which is healed. When the people see it, they will marvel.

Revelation 13:3 One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded, but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.

The prophecies which spoke to the first coming of the Messiah were intentionally occluded by God. Even the Disciples who lived and walked with Jesus failed to understand. Even after the resurrection and having seen Jesus walk through walls, they did not understand. It was not until the Holy Spirit fell on them at Pentecost that their eyes were opened and they finally understood. Jesus said that those who are not born of the Spirit cannot even see the Kingdom of God. That holds true today as Jew and Gentile alike fail to understand the first coming of the Messiah.

Those prophecies were purposely made clear enough that, in hindsight, we could clearly see that they pointed to Jesus but not so clear that the powers and principalities could figure it out in advance and defeat God’s plan.

1 Corinthians 2:8 None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

In a like manner, the prophecies concerning the end times, the tribulation, the Rapture of the Church and the Second coming are occluded or hidden. After the fact, we will look back, with 20/20 hindsight, and say, “Yes, of course, this is clearly what God has prophesied.” Looking into the future, it is not so clear and we argue over what we think that it means and what will happen. This is not to cause confusion in the Church, this is to keep the Devil and his minions from figuring it out and coming up with a battle plan to counter it. One thing we know for certain, times are going to get rough and we need to be right with God now.

Biblical ignorance is at an all-time high. People who think they are Christian worship a Jesus of their own imagination and will bust Hell wide open when they die. Their Jesus does not even vaguely resemble the Jesus of the Bible, although the demon they worship is glad to use his Name. Even among the saved, Biblical ignorance leaves most open to deception. The coming deception will be great and many who claim to follow Jesus will be deceived.

If we assume that the two Messiahs Israel is looking for are indeed the biblical Antichrist and False Prophet, we can easily see that the Antichrist will be Jewish, or at least successfully pretend to be Jewish. He will defeat the enemies of Israel in the Gog, Magog war. He will be a hero and all Israel will accept him as their Messiah. He will be a hero to the Dominionist and Seven Mountain Cults. Their Prophets will declare him as Messiah and follow the False Prophet in worshiping him. If you doubt me, remember Trump.

Exactly how or when this is going to happen is not for us to know. What we do know is that those who are deceived and do follow the Antichrist and the false prophet will pay for their mistake in the Lake of Fire, which is the second death.

If you expect the Antichrist to be evil, cool, and calculating, like the one in the movies, you will love the real Antichrist and follow after the False Prophet with all your heart. The Antichrist is going to look just like the Jesus those in the Emergent Church have imagined. The False Prophet is going to look like a Hyper-Grace version of Elijah… even calling down fire from Heaven.

The Antichrist will be a Military Hero. He will defeat Israel’s enemies and build the third Temple on the Temple Mount. He will slaughter Muslims by the millions and leave Mecca a nuclear wasteland. He will level the Dome of the Rock and bulldoze the Al-Aqsa Mosque off the side of the mountain. The Dominionist Cult will just know that they have found their Man! Antichrist will be everything the Hyper-Grace Gurus have always wanted Jesus to be, kind, forgiving and nonjudgmental. The only thing he will require is that you pledge your allegiance to him and take his mark.

Israel’s two Messiahs are at the door. There will be a death, a resurrection, and an incarnation. Fire will fall from Heaven. Miracles will abound…

The closer you are to the real Jesus, the Jesus of the Bible, and the more you know of God’s Word, the less likely you are to be deceived and the more likely you are to make Heaven your eternal home.

If you believed the Dominionist prophecies about Trump, you are really going to be impressed with the prophecies proclaiming Antichrist to be God’s only hope for the world and the False Prophet to be Elijah in the flesh…

Get in the Word and get right with God now. This very well could be your last chance to avoid deception and the Lake of Fire.

David…

LINKS:

Pope Francis just concluded Vatican III and declared “all religions are true”!

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/2826/pope_francis_just_concluded_vatican_iii_and_declared_all_religions_are_true.aspx

Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation’

http://www.religionnews.com/2014/10/27/pope-francis-evolution-inconsistent-notion-creation/

The Audacity of Pope: The ‘Francis Doctrine’ puts the Vatican back on the world stage

http://www.religionnews.com/2014/06/03/audacity-pope-francis-doctrine-puts-vatican-back-world-stage/

Pope praises ‘feminine genius’ as Vatican readies report on U.S. nuns

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/12/05/pope-praises-feminine-genius-as-vatican-readies-report-on-u-s-nuns/

Pope Francis Has Single-Handedly Destroyed Catholicism

http://catholicstand.com/pope-francis-has-single-handedly-destroyed-catholicism/

Pope Francis wants Catholics to doubt the Church. He’s right.

http://theweek.com/article/index/261732/pope-francis-wants-catholics-to-doubt-the-church-hes-right

Cardinal Burke: Catholic Church under Pope Francis is a ‘ship without a rudder’

http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2014/10/31/cardinal-catholic-church-under-pope-francis-is-a-ship-without-a-rudder/

Why even atheists should be praying for Pope Francis

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/15/atheists-pope-francis-obama-liberal-voice-change

Pope Francis: Muddying doctrine, conservatives complain

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/22/1254619/-Pope-Francis-I-Muddying-doctrine-conservatives-complain

Pope Francis on Evolution and Creation: ‘God Is Not a Divine Being or a Magician’

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/10/193636-pope-francis-evolution-creation-god-divine-magician/

ANTICHRIST, FALSE PROPHET, AND ISRAEL’S TWO MESSIAHS

In these last days, Israel’s Kabalistic Rabbis are speaking of two Mashiachs, Mashiach Ben Yosef and Mashiach Ben David. Having never been able to reconcile the prophecies of a conquering Messiah with the prophecies of a suffering and dying Messiah, they have declared that there will be two messiahs, Ben David, the conquering Messiah and Ben Yosef, the suffering and dying Messiah. Of course, it would be difficult to reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ if they were to accept that one individual could fulfill both roles.

The prophetic Rabbis believe that both Messiahs are human and that having fulfilled their roles, they will die as all men die. They say that Mashiach Ben Yosef will die in the Battle with Magog but Mashiach Ben David will show up, kill the bad guys and raise Ben Yosef from the dead. Ben David will then go on to purify Jerusalem and Israel, rebuilding the Temple and restoring the sacrifice.

The strange thing is how closely that follows Christian eschatology which speaks of an Antichrist who dies and a False Prophet who raises him from the dead. One of the heads of the “Beast” has a fatal wound” which is healed. When the people see it, they will marvel.

Revelation 13:3 One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded, but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.

The prophecies which spoke to the first coming of the Messiah were intentionally occluded by God. Even the Disciples who lived and walked with Jesus failed to understand. Even after the resurrection and having seen Jesus walk through walls, they did not understand. It was not until the Holy Spirit fell on them at Pentecost that their eyes were opened and they finally understood. Jesus said that those who are not born of the Spirit cannot even see the Kingdom of God. That holds true today as Jew and Gentile alike fail to understand the first coming of the Messiah.

Those prophecies were purposely made clear enough that, in hindsight, we could clearly see that they pointed to Jesus but not so clear that the powers and principalities could figure it out in advance and defeat God’s plan.

1 Corinthians 2:8 None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

In a like manner, the prophecies concerning the end times, the tribulation, the Rapture of the Church and the Second coming are occluded or hidden. After the fact, we will look back, with 20/20 hindsight, and say, “Yes, of course, this is clearly what God has prophesied.” Looking into the future, it is not so clear and we argue over what we think that it means and what will happen. This is not to cause confusion in the Church, this is to keep the Devil and his minions from figuring it out and coming up with a battle plan to counter it. One thing we know for certain, times are going to get rough and we need to be right with God now.

Biblical ignorance is at an all-time high. People who think they are Christian, worship a Jesus of their own imagination, and will bust Hell wide open when they die. Their Jesus does not even vaguely resemble the Jesus of the Bible, although the demon they worship is glad to use his Name. Even among the saved, Biblical ignorance leaves most open to deception. The coming deception will be great and many who claim to follow Jesus will be deceived.

If we assume that the two Messiahs Israel is looking for are indeed the biblical Antichrist and False Prophet, we can easily see that the Antichrist will be Jewish, or at least successfully pretend to be Jewish. He will defeat the enemies of Israel in the Gog, Magog war. He will be a hero and all Israel will accept him as their Messiah. He will be a hero to the Dominionist and Seven Mountain Cults. Their Prophets will declare him as Messiah and follow the False Prophet in worshiping him. If you doubt me, remember Trump.

Exactly how or when this is going to happen is not for us to know. What we do know is that those who are deceived and do follow the Antichrist and the false prophet will pay for their mistake in the Lake of Fire, which is the second death.

If you expect the Antichrist to be evil, cool, and calculating, like the one in the movies, you will love the real Antichrist and follow after the False Prophet with all your heart. The Antichrist is going to look just like the Jesus those in the Emergent Church have imagined. The False Prophet is going to look like a Hyper-Grace version of Elijah… even calling down fire from Heaven.

The Antichrist will be a Military Hero. He will defeat Israel’s enemies and build the third Temple on the Temple Mount. He will slaughter Muslims by the millions and leave Mecca a nuclear wasteland. He will level the Dome of the Rock and bulldoze the Al-Aqsa Mosque off the side of the mountain. The Dominionist Cult will just know that they have found their Man! Antichrist will be everything the Hyper-Grace Gurus have always wanted Jesus to be, kind, forgiving and nonjudgmental. The only thing he will require is that you pledge your allegiance to him and take his mark.

Israel’s two Messiahs are at the door. There will be a death, a resurrection, and an incarnation. Fire will fall from Heaven. Miracles will abound…

The closer you are to the real Jesus, the Jesus of the Bible, and the more you know of God’s Word, the less likely you are to be deceived and the more likely you are to make Heaven your eternal home.

If you believed the Dominionist prophecies about Trump, you are really going to be impressed with the prophecies proclaiming Antichrist to be God’s only hope for the world and the False Prophet to be Elijah in the flesh…

Get in the Word and get right with God now. This very well could be your last chance to avoid deception and the Lake of Fire…

David…