Monthly Archives: November 2012
November 27, 2012
Wait ’til you hear this headline! …. The Daily News, on November 25th, ran this article …… “Church offering concealed-carry weapons training to attract members”….. I know this may sound somewhat ‘normal’ for today’s church here in America, but this is absolutely ridiculous!
Thinking for just a moment though, this really shouldn’t surprise me …….. In recalling a recent comment from a fellow ‘Christian’ brother, he said this to me …. “I’m buying some guns because of everything that’s going on.” … Then I said innocently, “And what do you intend to do with them?” .. He, without a moment’s hesitation, said that if civil chaos came and someone tried to take his ‘stuff’, he would shoot them. I then asked him a simple question …. “And what translation of the Bible are you reading?” ……
… and sadly, many more feel the same way ….
Since the Obama re-election, there have been several news stories about the soaring gun sales in America. … The reasons given are ‘Fear of social breakdown’ … ‘Police departments cutting back due to budget deficits’ … ‘The ongoing political discussion concerning gun control’ … and on & on …
Here’s some statistics that may surprise you … 270 million guns in American homes (that’s 9 privately owned for every 10 people). … And what about guns per capita by country:
*United States – 89%
*Serbia – 58%
*Yemen – 55%
*Switzerland – 46%
*Saudi Arabia – 35%
*Iraq – 34%
*Canada – 31%
*Germany – 30%
Isn’t it interesting that we, the United States, have, by far, the most privately owned weapons, but are considered to be a leading Christian nation? … For the life of me, it just doesn’t make any sense! … Trust God, but buy guns, just in case? … In case of what?! ……. But this is what is ‘in’ today … the Gospel of convenience … mold it to fit the situation, regardless of what that may be … Sadly, it is difficult to get ‘Believers’ to see the Kingdom of God as exclusive, and that it isn’t necessarily in step with the ‘worldly’ systems… that it isn’t always going to feel ‘comfortable’ to them ….
OK, so let’s do something different … let’s look to Scripture to see what it says concerning this stuff …
To start, John 18:36 says this … “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the jews. But now, my kingdom is from another place.” … Continuing, in Matthew 5:39, Jesus says this, “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” …. Doesn’t get much plainer than that … For more, Romans 12:19 states, “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord” … and doesn’t the 6th Commandment specifically say NOT to take another’s life?
The Word of God clearly tells us that there will be very difficult times in these last days. In fact, Matthew 24:21 says, “For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equaled again.”
Simply, the bottom line is this … many who call themselves Christians actually ridicule the idea of ‘Divine Protection’ … “Having a form of godliness but denying its power.” (2 Timothy 3:5)
GOD IS REAL!!! …………………………. HIS POWER IS REAL!!!
Let me finish with just a couple more Scriptures … 2 Peter 2:9 says, “….. The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgement.” …… And finally, 1 John 3:22 states, “… Receiving from Him anything we ask, because we obey His commands and do what pleases Him.” ……………
……… Are you doing what is pleasing to Him? …… That question is about to become one of LIFE & DEATH …. Do you have God’s protection?
Until next time,
an incursion into Gaza, after rockets fired at Jerusalem …
called up …
of Hamas …
Jerusalem capital of Israel …
to prepare for 7 weeks of war”
muslims who, by the way, are attacking our one ally in that region ….
strikes Kuril Islands: 8th major quake in 8 days”
spews ash, hundreds evacuate”
verge of eruption”
transmission of Ebola”
new military ‘structure’ “
in ‘red’ …
Service execs see boost in pay …
on busiest day of the year …
Labor boss blames Romney …
balcony at Broadway play”
Maybe he or she read the news …..
with ‘Red Rain’ falling in Sri Lanka”
6.1 magnitude quake strikes Tonga region of South Pacific”
Tel Aviv …
strike on Gaza …
called up …
sirens wail …
back at Israel for Gaza attacks …
and photos of himself”
stars and upon the earth, a distress of nations with perplexity:
Massive explosion seen on the sun”
‘secular’ news site using Biblical passages to describe current events
…. and once again, we ‘lucked out’ because it wasn’t aimed at us …
Beersheba, Ashkelon, Ashdod …”
get too high: Shares up 3,000% in one week”
really is ……
in Fukushima’s fish”
this nuclear disaster … I guess the attitude is that if we ignore
it, it will go away … but radiation just doesn’t ‘go away’ …. I’m
telling you that if the Lord doesn’t come back right away, this disaster
will eventually wreak major havoc on this planet!
twin tremors of 5.4 & 4.5 magnitude”
air strikes …
alleged militants in 6-day bombardment”
anti-semite news outlet … ‘assassinated’? …. ‘alleged’ militants?
… Aren’t these the ‘nut-cases’ that fired hundreds of rockets into
Israel’s cities? …… Unbelievable! …….
record number of jobs”
that ‘they treat us like prisoners … We honestly feel like we’re in
a concentration camp.’ “
west of Santiago, Chile”
feds read your e-mail without warrants”
closing in, and soon it will be the ‘way of life’ all across this land
… including the churches …
Location Tracking Device badge”
of the Beast” (See Revelation 13) …
as New Zealand volcano erupts”
least devout, most religiously diverse”
demise of our nation …..
‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ “
recession in 2013”
….. oh yeah, we just had a big election ….
between Israel & Iran-backed Palestinian factions in Gaza:
Will it hold?
Lokon volcano shaken by double eruption”
shaken by 7 moderate earthquakes in just 24 hours”
take just a moment to ‘write’ out this amount … It really hits home
when you do this …………..
to cover 60% of lower 48 states”
… and like last week, the ‘prophecy-related news’ just doesn’t seem
to let up …. It truly is like the “Birth Pains” Jesus talked
about in Matthew 24:8 …. events are happening much more frequently
& with much more intensity. ….
it’s not just one area … but most all of them … wars & rumors
of wars … famine … earthquakes …. pestilences such as freaky weather,
volcanoes, potential plagues … drought …. radiated fish … and
on & on …
while many folks are thankful for various things, I want to say that
I am thankful for the knowledge of knowing that no matter what happens
next in this chaotic world, Jesus is there for me … no matter what
the circumstances. … While many people have a deep-felt fear of what
they think may be coming to this planet, I have none! …
safe in His arms, no matter what takes place .. Hallelujah!!!!
‘peace’ that is waiting for you … all you have to do is ask … and
believe in Him!
us right now? ….. In all my 35 years of being a ‘Bible prophecy watchman,’
I’ve never seen so many things happening at once all around us! …
Not even close! … and as each day goes by, I cannot wait to pull up
the international headlines just to see what is happening …. It’s
that in the last days, Israel would be surrounded by her enemies and
that she would stand alone to face them (Zechariah 12:3). …
As we read this, she is under assault by enemies that have sworn her
destruction … and of course, she is fighting back. … Some are speculating
that this may be the prelude to the war spoken of by the prophet Ezekiel
in Chapters 38 & 39 of his book, which takes place right before
the Tribulation period. … It is possible, but I think not, simply
because Russia, which is Magog in Ezekiel’s prophecy, is remaining on
the sidelines, at least for the moment. … Still others think it might
be the Psalm 83 War, which involves several of the modern-day countries
which border the current state of Israel. … This also takes place
in the latter times and I would be more inclined to think this could
maybe be that one. … Whatever, we need to watch it very closely ..
and yes, it is definitely another sign of the final moments of the Church
age. (“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars …”
Matthew 24:6) ……..
… In just the past 10 days, we’ve had more large (6.0 or greater)
quakes than ever! … And as each day passes, more & more volcanoes,
most of which have been either dead or dormant for centuries are now
all of a sudden coming to life! … Now I know that the ‘skeptics’
say these things have always been around … and while this is true,
not at the intensity or frequency that we now see. … The simple fact
is, earthquakes alone have increased 4-fold since 1980 .. and volcanoes?
.. According to even the most skeptical scientists, they agree that
current global volcanic activity is at an unusually high level … and
more disconcerting is, several of the ‘super’ ones are showing signs
of life (Yellowstone in Wyoming, Iceland, etc). … If one of
these ‘babies’ should one day let go, life as we know it on planet earth
would be unrecognizable … (“There will be great earthquakes,
famines and pestilences ….”Luke 21:11) ……..
years leading up to 2012, we’ve witnessed growing famine conditions
all across the globe … and then this past year, it grew to levels
not seen in modern history! … Russia, India, Africa, South America,
and even here in the U.S., we saw famine of unprecedented proportions
…..of which we are seeing just the ‘beginnings of sorrows’ as we move
into the coming year. … Predicted global food shortages are staggering!
.. Even before these conditions came upon us, we had nearly a billion
souls going to bed every night hungry … and that was before ….
storm systems taking place all across the world. … Just the recent
storm that devastated the east coast of America is an example of what
we are seeing everywhere.
and weather havoc, but NOT like now! .. These monsters are unprecedented
in history. …. And what does the Bible say? … “All these
are the beginning of birth pains.” …. Matthew 24:8)
said that “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.
On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity … ” …..
What have we seen in just the past few weeks? … Explosions on the
sun of unprecedented size … described as ‘huge’ or ‘massive’ … ones,
that if directed toward the earth, could cause unspeakable damage to
our modern way of life. … Also, we all of a sudden are hearing about
asteroids, comets and alien objects not mentioned even just a few years
time’ before a large object from space hits us. … Isn’t that uplifting!
with what I consider the major sign (besides Israel) that convinces
me we are at the threshold of our Lord’s imminent return … and that
is the condition of the world’s economy. … The Bible teaches that
in the last days, a global government would come upon the scene and
dominate mankind for but a short period of time. … This government
will rise up in the form of the Revived Roman Empire … specifically
the territory now encompassing most of the European Union. … How can
this happen you may ask? …. First, America, the world’s only remaining
super-power, is weakening by the hour, leaving room for a new economic
power to rise up. … Again the Bible, in the Book of Daniel, tells
of a 10-nation confederacy that will rise up out of the old Roman Empire.
…. As the world’s economy continues to disintegrate, a new charismatic
leader will rise up and claim to have all the answers for the world’s
ills … just like in Germany prior to WW ll. …. The current European
Union, one that is currently evolving and will settle into a 10-nation
or region confederacy, will be the seat of power for this new world
leader … known in Bible prophecy as the anti-christ.
way of thinking …. but, ready or not, the time of the end is upon
us! Just look at our own country for a moment! …. Moral chaos
… trillions & trillions of government debt … the government
forming and arming a ‘homeland’ army & buying weapons and
ammunition by the truckloads … the public arming itself with record-setting
gun sales … crime rates soaring … families killing each other …
public shootings …………………. Where does it stop &
when will it end? …. If you are reading this, you should know the
answer … and that is when the Lord Jesus Christ comes back to rule
this fallen planet!
80’s named Elbert Peak said this …. “When I was a young man just
starting out in ministry, you had to scratch around like a chicken just
to find one prophetic sign … but now? … Each day I get out of bed,
I expect to hear the trumpet blow!” … How true this statement
is! … Just in my 35+ years of watching, I can’t even begin to tell
you how much it has all changed, especially in just the past couple
of years. … When Jesus mentioned the “birth pains” relating
to the frequency & intensity of all these signs, as usual, He knew
what He was talking about! …
begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption
is drawing near.” ………. Hallelujah!!!!!!