Thursday, October 19, 2017

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One of entertainment’s most powerful men, Harvey Weinstein, stands exposed as a serial womanizer and a brazen pervert, a fitting symbol of a corrupt industry. In not-unrelated news, a few weeks ago pornographer Hugh Hefner died, and was widely eulogized as a cultural revolutionary, a valiant conqueror of sexual repression.

These regrettable headlines reveal the sick state of American morality.

Few would acknowledge it, but there is a link between these episodes and the spate of curses besieging America lately: hurricanes, wildfires, mass shootings, political chaos, social fragmentation and so on. These are far more directly the cause for such effects than are global warming, inadequate gun control, or systemic racism.

Weinstein had been at his gross escapades for decades. He targeted dozens of women. Many acquiesced to his salacious demands, and many more to his threats to keep quiet, fearing harm to their careers.

Everyone is piling on Mr. Weinstein. Suddenly, everyone is appalled. Politicians who accepted millions of his dollars are acting disgusted and shocked. But Weinstein’s behavior was no secret. Everyone knew. Employees around him helped; untold numbers—including his political connections—looked the other way. His sins were condoned and nurtured within the fetid incubator that is America’s entertainment industry. He thrived within a vast system of complicity.

Pretending like Weinstein was an anomaly in Hollywood is as phony as a Styrofoam movie prop. Weinstein was abetted by a “casting-couch culture” that has pervaded his industry from its earliest days.

Scripture condemns not only the thief, but also the person who consents with him—not only the adulterer, but also the one who keeps company with him (Psalm 50:18).

Nobody can be genuinely shocked at this man’s amorality. Hollywood glamorizes amorality. That this powerful producer—whose movies have made billions of dollars and garnered dozens of prestigious film awards—could commit these sexual crimes for so long highlights the nature of the people he mixed with and the product he peddled. Over and again this kind of private vice is made public, scripted, acted, filmed, polished, distributed, projected, broadcast and streamed worldwide. How can society suddenly condemn his actions (which are justifiably condemnable), yet not recognize the problem with the films that disseminate this culture far and wide? How is a secluded solicitation worse than one that is recorded and circulated? It is ridiculous to believe society can freely enjoy the latter without having to deal with the former as an ugly consequence.

Jesus Christ told us to judge by fruits, and the revelations about Harvey Weinstein are fruits by which the industry must be judged.

Since the truths about Weinstein have emerged, others have denounced him—only to be subsequently exposed for similar sins of their own. More and more women are emerging with accusations against more and more actors and industry leaders. One former child star insists that sexual harassment of women in Hollywood is secondary to the greater problem of sexual harassment of children. His explosive charge was backed up by the 2015 documentary An Open Secret, which exposed the “pedophilia epidemic” in entertainment.

These are people with enormous social influence. These are people Americans subsidize and idolize. They shape society’s attitudes, guide its standards and mores, animate its dreams.

God calls America “an hypocritical nation” for good reason (Isaiah 10:6). Hollywood culture is epically hypocritical. It masquerades as feminist and pro-women, while it treats women as sex objects—both in parlors at private parties and in the cinema reels purposefully intended to arouse lust. It is anti-gun in the political arena but ceaselessly romanticizes gun violence on the silver screen. Its moral standards are as fake as its movie sets. Perhaps this shouldn’t shock us in an industry whose business is playacting, whose product is image.

A lot of people are getting a self-righteous charge out of condemning one movie producer right now. The Motion Picture Academy booted him and said, “[T]he era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over.” We’ll see. But don’t expect the product to change.

Romans 1 condemns those who, rejecting God, take on a reprobate mind and become filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, maliciousness, deceit and malignity. But God doesn’t just condemn those who commit such things—He also condemns “those who have pleasure in them that do them.” That’s a whole lot of people in America today.

Can we then turn around and expect only blessings? “How shall I pardon thee for this?” God asks through one of His prophets (Jeremiah 5:7-9). “[T]hy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses. They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour’s wife. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?”

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Joel Hilliker
Senior Editor, theTrumpet.com

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Monday, October 16, 2017

WILL AMERICA BECOME ISOLATED ON THE WORLD STAGE?


If you are a reader of this blog you know that I believe end time scripture indicates that God will chastise/judge America for her sins by isolating her militarily and financially on the world stage.


If I am hearing Yahweh correctly America will face a financial and trade crisis that will reduce her militarily and her enemies will dominate her. America is already isolated geographically by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. American policy prior to World War 2 was an isolationist policy.


America has done many great things for Yahweh's kingdom. Our nation has promoted the message of the gospel all over the world. We have done many things to promote God's word in the past and we are a "sheep nation" according to scripture.


When God judges his people He does so because he loves them. All His judgments are righteous (John 7.24, Ps 119.160). He judges us because we are disobedient. Our nation has become disobedient in many areas.


Isolation on the world scene may actually be a way of Yahweh protecting His sheep nation. Isolation is captivity. As hard as captivity can be, it can also be a place of protection. Liken it to a sheep pen. Penned in, but protected. Ref: Micah 2.12-13; Isaiah 63.1-4)


President Trump's policies seem to be moving America toward isolation. Make America Great Again is inward looking. In Yahweh's great love and wisdom He may be moving America toward isolation for an eternal end time reason.


Interestingly here is a link to support this: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/11/trump-giving-up-us-soft-power-to-china-scott-morris-center-for-global-development.html


This is only one example of events taking place now in world history. The Almighty has a plan for His people--but judgment comes first to the House of God. He is judging us righteously in order to protect us from a greater evil that is coming.




See how Yahweh is currently judging immoral Hollywood in this Harvey Weinstein scandal:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html


Much more is coming. Hollywood and the music industry are both heavily influenced by the occult and God is uncovering their overt sins. Here is an interesting site:
https://vigilantcitizen.com/


The coming "Time of Jacob's Trouble" is going to be upon the world in due time. God is preparing a people for that time now. America will experience great trials and tribulation, but we will survive and be one of the Sheep Nations as described in the Bible. God will not abandon His true followers.















Saturday, October 14, 2017


UNITY THROUGH DIVISION – YAHWEH HAS HIS WAYS

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. Matt 10.34-36

For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4.12

Then after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us now go back and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they are doing.”  Now Barnabas was determined to take with them John called Mark. But Paul insisted that they should not take with them the one who had departed from them in Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work. Then the contention became so sharp that they parted from one another. And so Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus; but Paul chose Silas and departed, being commended by the brethren to the grace of God. Acts 10.36-40

The ways of Yahweh are way over our heads! We try so hard to be unified and together that at times it becomes embarrassing. We try so hard to be unified that we allow deception and mixture in that taints our walk and our assemblies. We try so hard that we end up with political correct, empty, dead, assemblies.

Yah, works on another plain of wisdom far beyond the ways of men. What is the preaching of the Gospel? It is the good news of Yeshua’s sacrifice for our sins, His death, and resurrection from the grave. When preached in the anointing of the spirit and power it DIVIDES men’s hearts!

The word of God cuts through all the hypocrisy, pride, and lust of man. It divides asunder soul and spirit, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the wicked human heart. It produces repentance. It sifts our hearts.

Where is the preaching of this word taking place? Who is preaching it in the anointing and power of the spirit? Do you hear anything? The silence is deafening….

We cannot have unity until the thoughts and intentions of the heart of our assemblies have been CUT. That is, cut by the sword of the spirit. The word of God is a sword and it is two edged. It cuts going in and it divides as it comes out.

So many in our assemblies are trying so hard to be loving goody-goodies. They are phonies. They are wearing a mask. They need to be exposed by the sharp sword of God’s eternal word! They need to be cut up.

The proper preaching and teaching of the word by an anointed person will accomplish this. Let God move among the congregation by preaching the truth. Lets’ get the immorality, the porn, and the personal agenda’s in the assembly exposed by the word and cut out.

We do not have to be judgmental. Come on pastors, do your job! Are you afraid some members might leave? That is exactly what you should want--if they refuse to repent and clean up their walk. Judgment begins at the house of God by the pure preaching of the word. We cannot move in power with all the sin in our assemblies.

This will sift the wheat and blow away the chaff. This will divide out the false and begin to establish the truth in God’s house. Unity comes through division. Division is reduction to the mean—it is what some like to call the remnant.

It is Yahweh’s desire that our assemblies are pure in heart. We don’t have to go around pointing fingers at people—just preach the WORD and get rid of PC and the results will become evident. Repentance is the BEGINNING OF REVIVAL!
I once had a pastor friend who was the head of a group of pastors that were built around unity. I once asked him why they didn't take public stands on issues of the day. He replied that the group would no longer be unified if they tried that.

Let God divide our assemblies so we can begin to function in the spirit and truly speak in unity on the key issues--then we will be unified for real.

This may be messy at first, but it will produce fruit as Yahweh prunes our hearts. Let us be merciful to those who truly repent and say good-bye to those who wish to continue in obvious sin. When God is through with those who leave maybe they will come to repentance and come back—we will then welcome them back gladly.

Once the house has been divided and reduced it can then stand on the unified rock of the WORD and we can begin functioning in the power of the Spirit.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


 INDENTIFYING FALSE PROPHETS

One more posting on this subject.

 

 

Jesus said to beware of false prophets who will come in sheep’s clothing but inside are ravenous wolves. Matt 7:15

They will be among us and often rise from within us. Jesus said you will know them by their fruits. This is the key identifier. What is in their hearts is what they will do--that is why we must allow God to write His word upon our hearts.

Prophets must be tested in accordance with scripture. This can be a difficult task if we forget that their fruits--the fruits of their lives is the key identifier. Deut 18:20-22 gives us a basic indicator. If the word of the prophet doesn’t come true than it is possible that it came from his own heart--he spoke presumptuously. The word in Exodus 6:6-8 could be construed as a false prophecy because most of that generation did not go into the land. Did this make Moses a false prophet? That generation did not go in because of disbelief--which is disobedience--but the next generation did go in because they obeyed. All personal prophecy is conditional--we have to obey and move forward. There can be unfulfilled prophesy because individuals refuse to walk it out.

Jonah prophesied against Nineveh and it did not come to pass because the people heard and repented. Was Jonah a false prophet? No. God was merciful because the people repented. In this case Jonah was not a false prophet even though the word did not come to pass. We must judge the situation.

 

In 1 Kings 13 we see an interesting example of a true prophet giving a false prophecy. After giving his prophecy the young prophet started on his way to going home without going back the same way or stopping to eat as God had commanded him. The old prophet he meets tells him an angel told him to tell the young prophet to come home and eat with him. The old prophet was lying. This is a messy situation. First the old prophet gave a false prophecy and then gives a true one concerning the young prophet.

This old prophet was prophesying in his flesh for whatever reason. Maybe he was lonely and looking for some other man of God to fellowship with. We don’t know. This is why we should not base our lives on a prophetic word. Prophesy should confirm what is already on your heart--not give you direction--unless it confirms a direction the Lord has already put on your heart. Be careful--some people will try to get you to do what they want. Don’t allow them to impose their will on you.

 

Who paid the price for this lie? The young prophet paid the price because he was disobedient to the word he had gotten. If you know what you are doing in God you don’t need personal prophecy all the time. Running from meeting to meeting for a personal word will only cause more confusion in your life.

False prophets can prophesy true words. Numbers 23-24 Balaam was a false prophet but his prophecies came to pass. There is no set theology in this area as you can see. Let your preconceived ideas go in this area.

 

Back to Deut 18:22 the word presumptuously means to seethe--hence to boil over in violence in a passionate, wicked way. To act wickedly and fiercely. The false prophet is walking in rebellion to God’s word. If challenged directly they will often prophesy destruction on you because they cannot defend what they are doing with the written word of God. They will try to intimidate and manipulate for their own agenda. These prophecies will not come to pass. We don’t prophesy destruction and judgment on people. This is the Jezebel tactic--it comes out of seething. A false heart.

 

Beware of false prophets who speak true prophecies. Deut 13:1-4 This prophet will arise among us! His word or signs and wonders do come to pass but they will lead you into false doctrines that do not match up with the scriptures. They will mix in new age and pagan rites and customs. They will control and manipulate in a subtle way for their own means. God is testing you to see if you truly love Him and His way. Prove all things according to scripture.

Very few people understand this concept. These individuals can perform signs and wonders. You need to pay much attention to their message. If they are leading people to sin or condone sin in a subtle way or seem to be controlling or manipulating others beware!

 

Back to Numbers 23-24 we see the gifts and calling of God are without repentance--but if the gift does not establish God’s covenant it can lead us astray. Where are our hearts? Are they for God or self? Balaam saw the spirit of God moving and did not use divination in this case. He yielded to the leading but had his own reward or fee in the back of his mind. He was trying to figure how he could use this to get what he wanted out of Balak who had commissioned him. In Num 25:1-5 we see Balaam counseled against Israel and gave Balak a key to lead Israel into sexual sin (disobedience) to what God had commanded them. Balaam took his diviners fee for figuring out how to give him what he wanted (destruction of Israel). That spirit of Balaam can lead us into sin if we are not diligent and pure of heart. In Numbers 31 the Israelites did not kill the women that they had mixed with, and Moses was angry with them.

 

In Matt 7:15 we see Jesus warning of false prophets who are seething. You will know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says, “Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom. Depart from me you lawless ones who practice lawlessness”.

1 John 3:4-6 Teaching that says we do not have to live according to God’s laws is false. This is why the fruits of their lives is important. The true says we follow God’s law--the false says we are free from the law and can act however we desire. 2 Peter 2:1-3 establishes a pattern we see throughout the word of God.  People are seduced by false prophecy and signs and wonders because they want the easy way out. They refuse to repent and turn back to what God wants of them and they become seduced. 2 Peter 2:18-22 shows how false prophets entice this type of believer. The true message of a prophet is the message of the covenant: purify the sons of Levi and give offerings of righteousness!

We do not have liberty to live above the word of God and sin recklessly.

 

Once you’ve escaped the pollution of your former life if you go back you end up in worse shape than when you began. This happens to drug addicts all the time. Prov 26:11 If you refuse to walk in Torah you will wallow in the mire! The anointing of God breaks the yoke--be free and abide in the word--this is what sets us free from sin. 1 John 3:4

In Revelations 2:12-14 we see the teaching of Balaam affecting the church. They were taught that they did not have to live by the commandments of God. They could do whatever they wanted. They were free from the law. They had no personal responsibility. You’re saved, you can live anyway you want. All you have to do is love your brother. This is what gnosticism is/was all about. Oh, your flesh is your flesh, just keep your spirit pure. You’re saved, its ok. This is not God’s way. We are to be the salt of the earth, the light of the world.

 

In Rev 2:18-23 we see the eating of meats offered to idols. This was the early believers mixing pagan feasts and rituals into those of the church. It is important we understand the feasts of the Lord. These are the feasts He wants us to celebrate and understand. The early church fell away from this and mixed pagan holidays in and threw out the Lord’s Feasts. For example, Easter is a pagan spring feast. It has nothing to do with Passover or the resurrection of Jesus. Easter is set from the first full moon, after the day of the week, after the first full moon of the spring equinox. On Easter we are teaching our children to hunt for eggs laid by a rabbit! At Passover we review the covenant God established with His people when He delivered them from Egypt. Is it the Easter ham or the Passover lamb we eat? When the pagan cultures defeated Israel they would slaughter a pig in the temple as a means of defiling it. Ironic we eat ham at Easter?

 

In Rev 2 and 3 we see what false prophets encourage and condone in the church. There is mixture in the church today that the Lord is not pleased with. Aligning with our Hebraic roots not only pleases the Lord but it shines light and understanding on the word. It opens the word to us in a fresh way and enables us to have a fuller understanding of God’s will and way for us. This mixture in the church is the mystery of lawlessness. Lawlessness will continue and eventually become so prevalent that the antichrist will be revealed and accepted as God. Men will reject the concept of sin and salvation and any type of lifestyle will be OK. Those who live purely according to the word will be demonized and persecuted for their “intolerance”.

 

The Feast of Trumpets and days of awe describe this time of lawlessness and judgment of God upon the world. If we have lawlessness on our hearts that is how we will act--it will be manifest in our lives. Elijah said, “choose you this day which way you will follow.” 1 Kings 18

 

ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURES FOR STUDY

Jeremiah 7:1-4, 8-10 for false grace message. The same thing is manifesting today. They said, “We have the temple, we have the temple.” Meaning we have the blood sacrifice, we can just offer that and keep on sinning.

 

2 Peter 2:12-15 Wages of unrighteousness--paid to prophesy. Micah 3:11 telling people what they want to hear for money. Ezekiel 13:1-10 prophesying out of their own inspiration and hoping it comes to pass. They’ve lost the vision of God. There is a famine of the true word of God. Amos 8:4-12 Everything is shaking. Churches are not speaking the true word and people won’t accept when it is preached! Jeremiah 23:11-36

 

Bottom line: We must have a thorough knowledge of the word in order to avoid being deceived. Deception and false prophecy are based on truth. If you know the truth you will be free from deception--you will be able to discern.

When Yeshua was tempted in the wilderness HaSatan used the scriptures in order to deceive Yeshua. The Lord was able to discern the true meaning and overcame the enemy because He knew the WORD.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


MIXTURE FALSE WORSHIP AND FALSE PROPHETS
Since we are discussing prophecy and false prophets I'll repost this.

 

Astrologers = 1895 = habar = astrologer, one who divides the sky for the purpose of telling the future.

                   = 8064 = samayim = region above the earth; the heavens: place of the stars; air; astrologers

                   = 825 = asap = enchanter, conjure, one of the profession of the secret arts, in communication with the dead.     Daniel            (Daniel)             

                   = 826 = asap = enchanter, conjurer, astrologer. (Daniel)

Divination = 7081 = qesem = pagan practice of determining the future by examining the position of stars, communicating   with the dead communicating with the dead or with spirits, examining animal organs or casting lots.

                  = 7080 = qasam = to practice divination, be a soothsayer, seek an omen.

                  = 4738 = miqsam = divination

                  = 4436 = Acts 16.16, Greek = python = spirit of divination

Enchantments = 5173 = (Num 24.1) = nahas = sorcery, magic, curse, spell, enchantments. (2 Kings17.17; 21.6; 5172)

                       = 5172 = nahas = to practice divination, interpret omens and signs, used enchantments. Deut 18.10

                       = 2267 = (Isaiah 47.9, 12) = heber = sharing, band, group, magic spell, charmer.

                       = 6049 = (Jeremiah 27.9 = anan = to bring clouds, to practice sorcery, practice divination, cast spells, observed times          observed times, soothsayers. Isaiah 2.6; Micah 5.12

                       = 1505 = gezar = to determine, diviner, astrologer, a diviner uses movement of stars or organs of animals such                                such as the liver (Daniel 2.27).

Sorcerers = 3784 = kasap = (Jeremiah 27.9) = to engage in witchcraft, be a sorcerer. Also 3786 = kassap = sorcerer.

Sorcery = 3096 Greek = mageuo = to practice sorcery. 3097 Greek = magos = sorcerer Acts 8.9-24

Bewitched = 1839 Greek = existemi = to amaze, astound: confuse. Amazed out of one’s senses, beside ourselves.

Iniquity = 93 Greek = adikos = wickedness, evil, wrong doing; unrighteousness. Acts 8.9-24

Power = 1849 Greek = exousia = authority, power, right to control or govern, dominion, sphere of jurisdiction.

Dreamers = 2472 = halom = (Jeremiah 27.9) = dreamer; this can refer to a supernatural revelation by God by words and images                    images.

Revelation 19.10 - And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 - There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Deuteronomy 18:20-22 - But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, how shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

Proverbs 25:14 - Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Jeremiah 14:14 - Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

Jeremiah 23:32 -  Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.

Lamentations 2.14 - Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for you; and they have not exposed your iniquity, to

return you from captivity, but have seen for you false burdens and causes of banishment.

Zechariah 10:2 - For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.

Matthew 7:15 - Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Matthew 24:11 - And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Matthew 24:24 - For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Ref: Mark 10.19, 13.22; 2 Peter 2.1; 1 John 4.1; Acts 8.9-23; Acts 13.6-12; Rev 16.13

Sunday, October 8, 2017

THE RISE OF CHINA AND WHAT IT MEANS TO AMERICA PROPHETICALLY


I think many readers are aware of recent "prophetic words" posted on Youtube concerning America and President Trump. The fireman's prophecies are quite positive and popular with the general Evangelical population. Here is a link to some of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBu_rNL3wfY


These prophecies are feel good words and are exactly what people wish to hear. Sadly, based on Biblical prophecy and the history of the Old Testament, I am not in agreement with them.


I believe Yahweh has given America a "breather" period at this time, but judgment and chastisement are coming. America will not be great again as it was in past generations.


If you have been reading the geopolitical articles this blog has listed you are reading an entirely different view than that of the Fireman Prophecies.


How can there be such differences of opinions between prophecies? That is how it is and has always been. Search the Old Testament and you will find false and lying prophets. You will also find prophets who prophesied for monetary gain. Some prophecy out of their own hearts for what they wish. That is the way it is.
I will not go so far as to proclaim the fireman a false prophet. The Bible says to watch and see if the prophet's word is truth and if it comes to pass. Anyone could predict Mr. Trump would become president and have a 50% chance of being correct. For now, we will watch.


Some have a dream and immediately are accepted as a prophet by the church. Yes, Yahweh speaks through dreams, but all dreams and words must comply with the Biblical model. People do not live in dreams day after day. Dreams are not common. How many dreams did Jesus have? He walked according to the WORD. He discerned by knowing what the word says.


The Biblical model is simple. When the nation turns away from God the job of the prophet is to speak out and warn the nation. The prophet is to chastise the nation and warn them to turn back toward the Lord and His Law.


Many of today's prophets are celebrities within the church. They write books and appear on all the Evangelical TV shows. They are very popular. Not so with the Biblical prophets. They were often persecuted for the word they gave--or mocked.


Another interesting trait of a Biblical prophet is that he was very aware of current political trends and alliances. The Biblical prophets often warned the king about alliances with wicked nations. The prophet always told the king and nation to trust in Yahweh--not false alliances.


These Biblical prophets understood current world events and politics of their time. Not many prophets like that around today. Today a person can have a dream and make an industry out of it. The church laps it up.


What does this have to do with China? As a reader of this blog you know I try to follow current events in politics and finance and relate those to Biblical prophecy.


The link I am going to give you is a trusted site that has outstanding insight into current events from a Biblical world view. They are an off shoot of Herbert Armstrong's World Wide Church of God.


In past times many in the evangelical world, and many today, consider that organization a cult. I've investigated and do not agree. The link here is to The Philadelphia Church of God and The Trumpet website: https://www.thetrumpet.com/15672-the-rise-of-china-as-a-superpower


The Philadelphia Church is an offshoot of the old WWCG. I don't agree with them on all things--but they do have insight into world events that is worthy of paying attention to.


In truth, the Philadelphia Church believes they are the only ones with the true word and mission. I do not agree with that either. There are many who are seeing the truth and no organization is the only true church. Yahweh has His true remnant scattered throughout the world.


One thing the Lord has taught me is that truth can be found in many areas and from many unorthodox sources. For me, as long as it is consistent with the Biblical pattern (and I check it out) then I seek the Lord for confirmation.


This organization has the most insightful understanding of current political and financial events and crises in our age than any site I've visited. They have a total Biblical approach based on the WORD of GOD. That is what I focus on.


Are they 100% accurate? Of course not, but they, along with other sites I read, have an end time understanding of current events.


I am grateful that the Lord has granted the USA a breather period and He will honor His people who are praying for the nation. The fact is, however, that tough times are just around the corner.


The USA is heading for economic turmoil and isolation on the world scene. Just understanding the weight of our incredible debt should be warning enough of coming financial crisis.


For those who have ears to hear, now is the time of preparation mentally, physically, and spiritually. I don't think any of us will be totally prepared--it is hard to imagine what is coming--but knowing and being forewarned will keep you from being caught unawares.


Read the articles, pray and seek wisdom and direction. Our world is going to change--be ready. You won't get any of this information from the Main Stream Media - MSM!


Added Oct 10, 2017: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2017/10/09/yuan-pricing-of-oil-is-coming-economist-says.html?__source=flipboard





Thursday, October 5, 2017


THE WORD AND SPIRIT

 A popular buzz word today is “paradigm.” Everyone uses it today. The real question is what is a paradigm and how are we to use them in our study?

 
Paradigm - noun

1. Grammar.

  1.      A. a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.
  2.      B. a display in fixed arrangement of such a set, as boy, boy's, boys, boys'.
    2. an example serving as a model; pattern.
     
    3. a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a scientific community.
        b. such a cognitive framework shared by members of any discipline or group: the company’s business paradigm.
     
    The Bible is full of paradigms that are only discovered by prayerful word studies. When we allow the Bible to interpret itself we will look up various words and how they are used in the scriptures. By doing this we begin to find these “paradigms” or ways of thinking and discerning words and deeper meaning to parables, etc..
     
    The word star, for instance, means angel(s) throughout the Bible. In speaking of the creation of the world Job 38.7 says: when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
     
    STAR Strong’s 3556 – heavenly power (that serve God) is the meaning in Hebrew.
     
    Revelation 1.20 - the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
     
    Revelation 3.1 - And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
     
    Psalm 147.4 - He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
     
    The above are just a few examples. As we begin to understand this paradigm the word begins to open in a spiritual way. We begin to have the mind of Yahweh. We can see things in a different light.
    As an example: Revelation 6.12-14And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind and the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
                                                     
    Rev 8.10-11 - And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
     
    Many will teach that a meteorite or asteroid is going to strike the earth during the tribulation. WE have all these silly ideas of planet X and Nibiru hitting earth. Perhaps, one will, but that is not necessarily the meaning of these verses. It is much better to look for understanding in a more realistic way.
     
    If stars are angels, then the stars falling to earth would be demonic in nature in these passages. They are cast out of heaven to wreak havoc on the earth. It is not a meteorite hitting earth.
     
    In the Bible water is Torah or God’s law. Water is a blessing. It comes down from heaven and waters the earth which brings forth fruit. The Torah is like water. It comes down from above and waters the earth (man is of the earth, earthy) and will bring forth fruit in a person who loves God’s Law (Ps 119).
     
    We see these stars falling to earth and the “water” becomes bitter like wormwood. When men turn away from Yahweh and His laws their lives become bitter. The water they drink is not Torah but that of the world (earth). Jesus said if we believe in Him rivers of living water will come forth out of us!
     
    This will be a time of great apostasy on the earth. Men will refuse to repent. Their lives will become bitter as they follow the spirits of the demons loosed upon the earth. The stars falling from heaven is Yahweh shaking the heavens and cleaning house.
     
    Water in the Bible as in “seas” also is a paradigm for nations or people. The beast arises from the sea. The sea represents the nations or mankind. The beast rises from mankind-the sea. The beast is a government created by the nations. The number of a man is the number of the beast (Rev 13.8).
     
    Man is made predominately by the element Carbon, number six on the table of elements. Carbon has 6 protons, 6 neutrons, and 6 electrons = 666. Carbon is a six sided crystal and six is the number of man. Carbon is black—the opposite of light. The BEAST is a government that is created by the PRIDE of man.
     
    These are just a few examples of how word study and prayerful attention to allowing the Bible to metaphorically interpret itself can give us great insight into the word. There is so much MORE available to those who prayerfully ask and seek the wisdom from above.
     
    When we understand the Hebraic roots of the written word we begin to see with fresh eyes and understand with the mind of Yahweh. Could a meteor physically strike earth? Of course, but is that really what the word is implying?
     
    Will there be a physical image of a beast or idol set up in a temple? Perhaps, but the word really seems to indicate this image is the image of man, a government created by man, and a wicked government that lifts up the glory of man rather than the Almighty God of the Universe.
     
    The Word is full of Wisdom, Love, and Judgment. Yahweh judges us because He loves us. This judgment from above produces wisdom if we allow it. Let the WORD interpret itself and perhaps we will achieve some unity in the body.
     
    We lack unity because we cannot agree on truth. Truth is found by allowing the word to interpret itself. We like to change what we do not understand. We want “in the box doctrines of men” rather than the true interpretation of the word. Seek truth and be transformed!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


WHAT IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST?
There are many opinions on what the mark of the beast is. In our studies we try to allow the Bible to interpret itself. In addition to the mark of the beast, there is a mark of God. We will thoroughly examine this question in this short study allowing the Bible to interpret itself and using current historical information.
Where is God’s Mark?                                                                                                                                               “And The Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.” To the others He said in my hearing, “Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity.  Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the temple. Ezekiel 9.4-6
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. Rev 9.4
We see that God puts a “mark” on those who obey Him. Who are those who obey?                                                   For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Hebrews 8.10
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. Deut 6.8
 It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes that the Lord’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt. Ex 13.9
“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord.  But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Jeremiah 31.31-33
Binding God’s law on our mind and hearts is part of the New Covenant. We obey God because we love Him as our Lord and Savior. Why did Yahweh chastise His people?                                                                                      “Therefore I made them go out of the land of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness.  And I gave them My statutes and showed them My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them. Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them. Yet the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness; they did not walk in My statutes; Ezekiel 20.10-13
“Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against Me; they did not walk in My statutes, and were not careful to observe My judgments, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them but they profaned My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My fury on them and fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness. Nevertheless I withdrew My hand and acted for My name’s sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the Gentiles, in whose sight I had brought them out.  Also I raised My hand in an oath to those in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the Gentiles and disperse them throughout the countries, because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers’ idols. Ezekiel 20.21-24
God chastised His people for disobedience. They had not executed His judgments, despised His statues, did not follow God’s seventh day Sabbath, and worshipped idols. Do men do the same things today?
Sin and disobedience is lawlessness:                                                                                                                         Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.  Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3.4-8
The law of God is righteous and just: Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth (Ps 119.142.
The spirit of Antichrist is already in the world:                                                                                                               Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. 1 John 2.18-19
Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.  Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 1 John 2.22-23
John says the “spirit” of Antichrist is already in the world. It is a spirit of lawlessness and rebellion towards God.
What is God’s “mark” or “sign” that identifies His people from all others?                                                  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. Exodus 20.8-10
“Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Exodus 31.13-14
 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.  It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.” Exodus 31.16-17
Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them. Ezekiel 20.12
“…hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God.” Ezekiel 20.20
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Rev 12.17
“If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name. Rev 14.9-12. Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
We are also told in the scriptures that Yahweh seals His people with His law. Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among my disciples. Isaiah 8.16
If we allow the Bible to interpret itself we find that God’s identifying mark on His people is the Sabbath!
Where does the Beast place his mark?                                                                                                               He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads. Rev 13.16                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. Rev 14.9-10
The Lord’s Sabbaths – There is a weekly Sabbath the last day of the week (Saturday) and there are High Sabbaths that occur on feast days. The High Sabbaths are: The Feasts of Unleavened Bread. Pentecost, Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23).
And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. Genesis 2:2-3
The Antichrist who appears at the end of this age is “the man of sin” in the Bible:                                   Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 2 Thessalonians 2.1-4
The Plan of the Antichrist                                                                                                                                                   The Antichrist or “man of sin” at the end of this age sets himself up as God and hates God’s people, time, and calendar. He sets out to change God’s times and laws:
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Dan 7.25
The Antichrist is coming out against God’s time and calendar. The time and calendar the entire Bible is written in. He desires to destroy all things of God and he seeks to establish an Antichrist time and calendar, counterfeit feast days and Sabbaths! 
The Scriptures call the true weekly Sabbath of Saturday and the seven annual Feast Days the sacred calendar of Yahweh.
The Mark of the Beast, the Lawless One, by process of simple deduction, must be the bogus Sabbath of Sunday and the pagan festivals which currently pose as Christian Holy Days. (Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Ash Wednesday, Easter, Whitsun, Halloween, All Saints Day, Christmas, New Years Day).
These popular holidays are not found in the scriptures, nor are they sanctified by the Lord. A true study of church history will prove they were adopted by the early church after the Council of Nicaea in 325 C.E. Once Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, around 391 C.E. these pagan holidays were incorporated into the religion to appease and please all the pagans which were coming in. You no longer had to be “born again” but rather, you were “just born” a Christian, because it was now the official religion of the empire. You didn’t have to do anything.
Other gods were mixed into Christianity. This is called syncretism—mixing of various religions together. The Word of God is clear in Leviticus 23 what the true feasts of the Lord are. Anything else has been mixed in. The Lord abhors mixture.
In light of all this, let him who has ears to hear and eyes to see, realize that the mark of the beast will be a false calendar and prescribed days of worship. Those who follow Yahweh’s Sabbaths and calendar will become enemies of the Antichrist system.
The false calendar and Sabbath days is already functioning in the world today. In the European Union Monday is the first day of the week! When the Antichrist makes his appearance on the world scene, then every soul on earth will be compelled to choose between Yahweh’s signature and the Beast’s Mark. It is at that time, when those who refuse the mark are not allowed to buy and sell, then – and then only – will we be able to say who has the Mark of the Beast. But at the moment (2017), no one officially has the Mark of the Beast.
This article is establishing what the mark of the beast will be. At that time God’s people will be marked with the seal of God and the tribulation will be around the midway point. The spirit of the Lawless One, the Antichrist, is already at work deceiving millions of Christians into thinking that Yahweh’s law, the irrevocable constitution of the mighty universe, is obsolete. “We are not under the law” is the favorite saying of those who refuse to obey God’s commands.
Beware of that subtle and dangerous deception. The book of Revelation says six times that the whole world is deceived by the Antichrist system. Six is the number of man (Rev 13.18). The Antichrist does not recognize the number seven which is God’s appointed number and day of rest. He goes against God’s law and declares himself to be God.
If this message disturbs you my prayer is that you will diligently seek the Lord for His truth on this matter. In time you will understand the truth and the truth will set you free. Truth is hidden in plain sight throughout God’s Word. Prepare yourself now. Seek and you shall find.
And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. Ezek 9.4
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. Rev 9.4