Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 28, 2014
As with each week that passes of late, we
keep seeing so much taking place in this crazy world .. things that tell us we
are approaching the final hours of this Church age. …  The prophesied end-time signs are exploding
all around us with increasing frequency and intensity. .. The ‘Birth Pains’
spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 24 are certainly happening right before our very
eyes!
As a ‘watchman’ of Bible prophecy, and
having a basic understanding of what is taking place, and why, I find a peace
in it because I know that the Lord’s triumphant return is just around the
corner. .. Those of you who share this knowledge understand what I am talking
about here. … But what about the vast majority of people who don’t have a
clue as to the ‘what & why?’ …When I think about this for even a moment,
it’s hard for me to even imagine what it must be like to watch all this
craziness taking place, and not understanding why! … It has to be
frightening. ….. I feel such a sadness for them!
The next time you are out and about .. say
a place like Fred Meyer (one of my social centers), just watch people .. their
attitudes and expressions … I will tell you up front that you will not
observe much joy or happiness. … Most all are distracted at best .. hurrying
to finish this to get to that .. whatever ‘that’ is … and when they get
there, it will be the same thing, until they get to the next place .. and then
it will be the same thing again … and again. … The masses are collectively
distracted and, for the most part, 
unhappy!   ….
Another sad observation? … We find this
same overall attitude in many of our churches today! … These are the places
where joy should be the dominant characteristic! … Now before I point my
finger at any one specific church, or another brother or sister, first I must
point it at me! .. I’ve noticed that of late, I’ve not been the ‘light’ that I
often tell other people to be. .. I, like many of you, have been heavily
burdened by all the chaos that is taking place all around us. … I can make
excuses and find many reasons, such as other brothers & sisters to blame,
but then I must remember to ‘pull the plank out of my own eye before
criticizing the speck in another’s eye’ 
(Matthew 7:3) ……  Simply, it
ain’t easy out there right now! ..
For a moment, let me share an experience I
recently had that may add some ‘light’ to what we are sharing right now
……  A family member made the decision
to accept Christ as his Savior . .. Needless to say, my wife and I were joyous
over the occasion. .. But because they lived a bit too far away for all of us
to attend the same Church, we all decided to seek out a Church closer to their
home. … Always an interesting process, we visited several churches with mixed
reviews .. too large .. too small .. too quiet .. unfriendly .. nut-jobs ……
some of you can certainly relate …..
And then one Sunday morning we walked into
an unexpected surprise .. a room full of people that were happy and friendly.
.. To quote myself, I said that they seemed ‘ridiculously joyful.’ .. Needless
to say, I was immediately suspicious! .. What was their motive? .. What did
they want from us? .. Simply, there had to be a reason for all this senseless
happiness!
After the service was over, the four of us
went and found something to eat, and began our usual post-service critique. …
After a brief discussion, it was unanimous! … While we all felt a bit uneasy
about all the exuberance .. this over-the-top display of warmth and sincerity
.. we decided we needed to go back one more time to see if it was either a
fluke or if it was genuine.
The next Sunday was no different. .. These
people were completely the same as the week before .. and although I was still
suspicious, it began to dawn on me that they had what was missing in my life!
… What they had was a joyfulness about our Savior Jesus Christ and what it
meant to serve Him!
Ultimately, what I realized was that in my
current ‘walk,’ people couldn’t tell me apart from the world. .. But these
people? .. You bet there was a difference! … and the minute I realized it was
genuine, I wanted what they had — I wanted and needed to get back what I had
lost in my walk.
We eventually had to leave this fellowship,
only because it was just too far for us to go each week. … And now once
again, I found myself walking with a lack of joy that had so recently ‘brought
me back’ to what it is supposed to be … a walk of joy and happiness .. a
confidence in the knowing knowledge of what is the truth in the final outcome
… the glorious return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! … Hallelujah!
So now, once again I commit myself to
focusing on the ‘light’ of the Kingdom, and not the darkness of this world.
…  Will it get darker in these coming
days? … According to scripture, you bet it will! … But here’s the truth …
I know for a fact that it will not last for very long, and if I show joy and
confidence in the truth of God’s Holy Word, I will share a more positive
attitude toward those to whom I come in contact with. .. My prayer is that if I
remain joyful, those in the dark will want what I have … and  will gladly give all the credit to Jesus
Christ and His saving grace! … Hallelujah!
My prayer today is this ….  ‘Lord, forgive me for falling back and
succumbing to the darkness that surrounded me. … May you give me the strength
to be one of your brightest lights, and may it shine into the lives of those
who are searching to find their way. … Allow me to be a beacon of hope in
this dying world. .. Thank you Jesus for your unwavering love.’ ….
May our great God richly bless each of you,
and may His strength pour out on you in your times of trials. … Let me know
if I can ever be of any help or assistance to you, and know that I love each
and every one of you … and God knows exactly who you are …. Hallelujah!
Until next time,
Red
 

October 17
*Zero Hedge – “Researchers expect over
20 U.S. Ebola cases in weeks – ‘You don’t want to know the worst case’ “
  
-Alert in U.S. expands to Ohio …
  
-New York City told to ‘get ready’ …
  
-Ebola travel bans enacted by nearly 30, countries, but not USA …
  
-Ebola epidemic may not end without developing vaccine, scientists warn
  
-Ebola epidemic spreads to the last untouched district in Sierra Leone
*The Weather Channel – “Direct hit
Bermuda – Super-storm Gonzalo slams island – 43 foot waves”
*CNS News – “Reverend Billy
Graham:  ‘America is just as wicked as
Sodom and Gomorrah ever were’ “
…… and look what happened to them! ..
*Scientific American – “The rise of
all-purpose anti-depressants”
Comment from article:  “Anti-depressant use among Americans is
skyrocketing. .. Adults in the U.S. consumed four times more anti-depressants
in the late 2000s than they did in the early 1990s. .. As the third-most
frequently taken medication in the U.S., researchers estimate that some 10% of
the population is taking an anti-depressant.”
… Just proves that ‘material wealth’ does
not bring peace and happiness ….
*CBS Tampa Bay – “Satanic group wants
to put display in Florida’s Capitol rotunda showing devil descending into
hell”
…. It’s weird to me why people would
support this apparent evil! …. pure deception! …
*World Net Daily – ” ‘Christian-right’
lumped with ISIS, Boko Haram”
  
-Human rights foundation’s ‘Manifesto for Secularism’ demands ‘freedom
to criticize religion …
…. There’s more and more of these kinds
of groups rising up every day! .. Maybe they need to team up with the Mayor of
Houston ….
*Fox News – “Nuclear reactors near
active volcanos in Japan called unsafe”
…Ya Think?! .. I wonder what genius came
up with this! … Just goes to show how ‘clueless’ we humans really are …
Putting any radiation-contamination potential in one of the most geologically
unstable pieces of real estate in the world pretty much says it all! …
October 18
*CBS News – “Ebola turns Dallas
hospital into a ghost town – Virus could destroy U.S. health care system”
  
-British big pharma warns Ebola vaccine will come ‘to late’ to halt
spread …
  
-World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost in West Africa …
*The Jerusalem Post – “Global
Agenda:  It keeps getting worse,
again”
…. So says several Israeli economists –
they are seeing a return to the devastating global economic patterns that
existed right before the crash of 2008 … and they’re not the only ones ….
*Y-Net news.com – “Lebanon being
pulled into war with Islamic State”
… It just keeps getting closer and closer
to Israel …
*Yahoo News – “Ebola is ‘Disaster of
our Generation’ says aid agency Oxfam”
  
-Chief executive Mark Goldring warns – The world is in ‘the eye of the
storm’ …
*Associated Press – “Fear-guage
flashes wild week on Wall Street”
Comment from article:  “Europe’s economy sputters, oil prices
plunge and stocks start swinging wildly .. Wall Street’s long-dormant ‘fear
index’ now predicts more turbulence ahead.”
  
-State of Europe’s banks could send new jolts …
*Spokane Spokesman-Review – “Ministers
who refuse ‘Gay’ weddings face fines, jail”
  
-Idaho Chapel sues city to prevent enforcement of ordinance …
*The New York Times – “Mega-Pastor
signals shift on ‘Gay’ Marriage”
  
-‘The world is changing, and we want to stay relevant as a Church’ …
… The pastor is Brian Houston, and his
Church is Hillsong, based in Australia. … This church’s youth membership is
vast .. it reaches about 100,000 weekly worshipers at campuses in a dozen
cities, including New York and Los Angeles … and it’s cultural reach is
broad. … They are now joining the ranks of the ‘fallen’ ….
October 19
*he Mail – “Mutant Ebola:  Leading U.S. scientist warns deadly virus is
already changing to become more contagious”
  
-Liberian deaths far higher than what’s been reported …
  
-Hospitals gird for Ebola panic as Flu season looms …
  
-Military preps teams for Ebola response in USA …
*BBC – “Catholic Synod:  Gay Rights groups ‘disappointed”
Comment from article:  “Catholic ‘gay’ rights groups say they
are ‘disappointed’ after Bishops rejected proposals for wider acceptance of
‘gay’ people, which had the Pope’s backing. 
The call to ‘accept and value’ homosexuals was in a draft report, but
failed to win the backing of two-thirds of the Bishops at the Synod in
Rome.”
… Good for them! .. They at least got
this right …. 
*BBC – “Record Nicaragua rains:  Downpours leave 22 dead”
… Looks like another year of ‘records’
*Drudge Report – “A Disintegrating
Society”
  
-Riot Police deploy tear gas as college Pumpkin Festival turns to mayhem
  
-Troopers called as high school football game turns ugly …
  
-Database of New Yorkers deemed too ‘mentally unstable’ to carry guns
grows to 40,000+ names …
  
-Creepy Clown sightings go nationwide …
  
-Growing number of Americans taking anti-ddepressants …
  
-3-tear-old beaten to death in New York City …
  
-Dad kills kids, self after argument with wife …
*The Jerusalem Post – “Swastika
graffiti on Temple Mount”
*Yahoo.News – “Nine real technologies
that will soon be inside you”
   1)
Implantable Smart Phones – self-explanatory …
   2)
Healing Chips – self-explanatory …
   3)
Cyber Pills that talk to your doctor – self-explanatory …
   4)
Bill Gates’ Implantable Birth Control – self-explanatory …
   5)
Smart Tattoos – besides looking cool, they will perform tasks like unlocking
your car or entering mobile 
       
phone codes with a finger-point …
   6)
Brain-Computer Interface – having the human brain linked directly to a computer
is a dream (or
       
nightmare) of sci-fi …
   7)
Smart Dust – arrays of full computers with antennas, each much smaller than a
grain of sand, that can
       
organize themselves inside the body into as-needed networks to power a
whole wide range o
       
complex internal processes …
   8)
Meltable Bio-Batteries – made to re-charge these internal devices …
   9)
The Verified Self – this technology could be used to ID every single human
being on earth …
…… If anyone doubts that technology is
not yet here to implement ‘The Mark of the Beast’ is in complete denial!
..  (see Revelation 13) ….
*The Los Angeles Times – “Hong Kong
near Breaking Point”
  
-Both sides warn of crisis as clashes continue …
  
-Violent street fights rage …
  
…. This could have far-reaching effects,
especially on the world economy … Hong Kong is the 3rd-largest financial
center in the world! …
October 20
*Iceland in Review – “3 big
earthquakes hit Bardarbunga volcano in 24 hours”
…. This is the massive volcano in Iceland
that’s been active of late ……
*Town Hall – “Trusting this
Administration on Ebola, or anything else, is insanity”
  
-Poll:  64% believe America ‘out
of control’ …
  
-Crowd of Democrats walk out of Obama speech …
  
-News pundit:  ‘He ran as Messiah,
but now is the ‘false prophet’ …
…. This is now the opinion of the vast
majority of Americans. .. In my opinion, a sad ending to what could have been a
great moment in America’s history. .. We must pray for these leaders, because
time is fast running out for this once great and greatly blessed nation …
*Y-Net News.com – “Hamas admits
rebuilding tunnel network in wake of Gaza conflict”
…. Here we are, spending millions on
rebuilding this place, and they are repeating one of the main reasons for the
destruction! … Their entire focus is to destroy Israel, period! …
*World Net Daily – “Psychiatry
professor sats ‘Transgenderism’ is a mental disorder”
…. His name is Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the
Distinguished Service Professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
…….. Finally, we hear from someone with psychiatric knowledge  who is willing to profess the truth   and
say that homosexuality is not ‘normal’ …… It’s about time! ..
*Epoch Times – “World War 3:  Vladimir Putin threatens West with Russia’s
5,000 nuclear warheads”
Comment fro article:  “Putin has raised the specter of nuclear
war for the third time in the past two months as he and western countries such
as the U.S. clash over the Ukraine conflict, which has been bringing light to
other deep-seated animosity.”
*USA Today -“Pope Francis:  ‘God is not afraid of new things’ “
… Call me a nut-job if you want, but I
think this relates directly to his softening his follower’s hearts of coming
technology … things like the ‘Mark of the Beast/ for example … Remember,
Revelation 17 makes it clear that the Vatican and its leader will become the
‘Great Harlot’ .. the soon-coming world church that will be the ‘partner’ of
the anti-christ …..
*Fox News – “Rights Fight:  Ministers facing arrest for saying ‘no’ to
same-sex marriages”
…. Same story .. different day …. This
one is taking place in Idaho after an elderly couple who own a wedding chapel
refused to perform a ‘gay’ marriage. .. Now they face jail time and possible
fines! …
October 21
*Bloomberg – “Africa:  Ebola doctors at breaking point – a major
wave of infections is about to wash everything away”
  
-‘This constant feeling that the boat is sinking’ …
  
-Cases rise sharp;y in Sierra Leone …
*CP U.S. – “Mike Huckabee asks pastors
across the U.S. to send sermons, bibles to Houston mayor”
Comment from article:  “Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
said pastors across the U.S. should send thousands and thousands of bibles and
sermons to the Houston mayor who demanded pastors turn over their sermons to
the government due to their objection to an LGBT discriminatory city
ordinance.”
… Good for you, Gov! … We need more
leaders like you! ….
*The Weather Channel – “Strong 6.0
earthquake strikes Ecuador & Columbia”
  
-5.0 rattles communities in Alaska …
*The Telegraph – “Parents outraged as
Toys R Us sells ‘crystal meth’ Breaking Bad dolls”
… But they say they’re only sold to kids
aged 15 & up … that certainly should solve the controversy, since 15
year-olds are so mature! ….
*Bloomberg – “Brazil drought crisis
worsening as Sao Paulo nears ‘collapse’ “
…. The whole country, like California, is
in dire straights …..
*CBS News St. louis – “Police
Chief:  ‘Very unlikely’ Officer Wilson
will be charged in Ferguson shooting”
  
-Protester:  ‘All hell is going to
break loose’ …
…. He’s most likely correct, if this
turns out to be the verdict. … Considering the current ‘mental condition’ of
our collective nation, it could evolve into a disastrous state of civil chaos!
…… Signs of the times …
*The Wall Street Journal – “American’s
gloom marches into second decade”
… This is simply the result of a nation,
once blessed by God, turning away and succumbing to worldly sinful ways. … Id
she doesn’t repent, I seriously doubt there will even be another decade left!
….
*World Net Daily – ” ‘Evil’ may
suspend next presidential election”
  
-Woman who prophesied Reagan’s shooting speaks again …
Comment from article:  ” ‘He showed me that if Christians don’t
start praying more than they ever have, the next presidential election is not
going to take place .. That it’s going to be suspended because evil is going to
arise.’ “
…. Whether she is a true prophet or not,
I have no clue. … but I do know this … I’ve thought the same thing may
happen .. that powers much greater than the ’empty-suited’ Obama are at work to
bring this nation to its knees ….. We’ll know soon enough! ….
*Fox Business – “Russia, Ukraine
meeting over energy dispute as Ruble plummets”
…. The reason for the Ruble crash? ..
Falling oil prices and western sanctions … Russia has already entered into
serious recession, and this only magnifies their problems. … The real worry?
.. Putin! .. What and how will he respond to his nation’s dilemma? .. The ‘King
of the North’ is being forced into a corner! .. The result could be very
dangerous ….
October 22
*Christian Headlines.com – “100,000
atheists are ‘unbaptized’ “
Comment from article:  “The National Secular Society offers
certificates to atheists who want to revoke their baptism. .. It estimates that
100,000 people have downloaded such documents drom their websites over the past
five years.”
…. It says that ‘man’s love will grow
cold’ in these last days, and that they would abandon God ….
*International Business Times – “At
least 11 banks to fail European stress tests: 
Report”
… Basically, it’s a ‘health’ report to
see how they would perform under financial duress …. not good! ..
*World Net Daily – “Saudi s sound
alarm on Obama ‘caving’ to Iran”
… Of all the blunders he has made as our
president, this could clearly be the biggest! … If they get nukes, they will
use them! …
*UPI – “Russia prepares militarization
of Arctic”
… The bear is on the prowl! …
*USA Today – “The United States of
Emergency”
Comment from article:  “The U.S. is in a perpetual state of
national emergency – 30 separate 
emergencies to be exact”
… and why? ..Where is God? … Oh yeah ..
He’s been removed from our society! …
*Yahoo News – “Feds readying for
Executive Amnesty”
  
-Paper:  Obama plans to open
‘Immigration Flood Gates’  after election
  
-Will ‘transform America into nation no one will recognize’ …
  
-White House ducks question on 34 million new immigrant IDs …
  
-Top lawyer at ICE resigns weeks before implementation …
*Th Local – “Denmark’s Central Bank to
stop producing money”
…. Another country going the ‘cashless’
route … Soon he world will be, and it will provide the perfect scenario for
the anti-christ’s ‘Mark of the Beast’ ….
*Drudge Report – “Pre-election
voter-fraud surfacing”
  
-Colorado voter fraud:  Thrown-out
ballots being used …
   –
‘Harvesting’ – Democratic workers ‘picking up ballots’ door-to-door – helping
people to fill them out …
   -850 New York City voters over 164 years old!
  
-Illegals discovered on North Carolina’s voting rolls …
  
-Illinois voting machines change GOP votes to democrat …
October 23
*Reuters – “Bond funds stock up on
treasuries in prtep for market shock”
… Fears of a struggling European economy
along with potential changes in Federal Reserve policy ultimately dragging down
corporate profits, U.S. corporate bond funds are more than doubling down in
treasury holdings instead of corporate debt. ……. A lot of words that simply
imply ominous signs of increasing economic stress down the road ….
*Newsroom America – “Global surge of
Great Earthquakes from 2004-2014”
….Once again, the Bible is proved right!
.. Matthew 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21 speaks clearly of increasing pestilences
in the last days .. earthquakes being one of them …
*BBC – “Honduras drought puts
thousands ‘at risk’ of hunger”
… Like earthquakes, famine is another
end-time sign coming to pass …
*The Jerusalem Post – “Violence in
capital continues as Palestinians hurl stones at Kindergarten in East
Jerusalem”
  
-Jerusalem Mayor calls for tough crackdown against wave of Palestinian
unrest …
*Yahoo News – “California community of
Porterville’s wells run dry in ‘extreme drought’ “
…. This is really sad for these folks ..
and it’s only the beginning, unless rain comes, and soon!
*ABC News – Man accidently texts Probation
Officer – asks for pot”
… and they want to legalize this stuff?!
        
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“But mark this:  There will be terrible times in the last
days.  2) People will be lovers of
themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their
parents, ungrateful, unholy,  3) without
love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the
good,  4) treacherous, rash, conceited,
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God –”  … 2 Timothy 3:1-4 …

Pandemics .. drought .. hunger ..
super-storms .. terrorist attacks .. rising satanic groups .. Christian
persecution .. collapsing world economic infrastructure .. disintegrating moral
values .. wars & rumors of wars .. civil chaos …….. looks like another
‘normal’ week on the world scene, doesn’t it!?

Just a quick glance at a few of this week’s
headlines …

  
*Jerusalem Post – “It just keeps getting worse”

  
*Drudge report – “A Disintegrating Society”

  
*USA Today – “The U.S. of Emergency”

  
*The Wall Street Journal – “America’s gloom marches into 2nd
decade”

and then this one …

  
*CNS News – “Reverend Billy Graham: 
‘America is just as wicked as Sodom & Gomorrah ever were’ “

Those of us who know the Bible’s teachings
concerning these things knew that all this would begin to take place, and then
accelerate as we draw closer to the glorious return of our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. … But still, it is difficult to watch happen, isn’t it? … Our
human nature makes us wonder sometimes about how we ourselves will fare during
these final throes of the Church age .. not to mention our concern for those
who are clueless and lost … Let me close with this Bible passage ……

“Then you will be handed over to be
persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of
me.  10) At that time many will turn away
from the faith and will betray and hate each other,  11) and many false prophets will appear and
deceive many people.  12) Because of the
increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,  13) but he who stands firm to the end will be
saved.” … Matthew 24:9-13 …

For those of us who stand firm, WE WILL BE
SAVED! … Therein lies the hope of our faith! …. Yes, things will continue
to get worse before they get better, but just remember this … it will not
last for very much longer. … Also remember that our Lord will not give us
more than we can handle ….  Revelation
3:10 says it all …

… “Since you have kept my command to
endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to
come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.” … He
WILL keep us from the hour of trial! … Hallelujah!

Hang in there, and never lose sight of your
eternal hope that is in Jesus Christ!

Until next time,

Red
  
   

October 21, 2014
“If the world hates you, keep in mind
that it hated me first.  19) If you
belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.  As it is, you do not belong to the world, but
I have chosen you out of the world.  That
is why the world hates you.  20) Remember
the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’
If they persecuted me, they will persecute
you also. ” (John 15:18-20) …
Is persecution of Christians on the rise,
or what! .. I want to point to just two examples of this in todays’ commentary.
.. First, let’s look to the pure evil being demonstrated by this so-called
Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Turkey that is taking place as we speak. …
Just a couple of days ago, we posted an ‘Urgent Prayer Request’ from
missionaries that are on the front lines over there right now. … If you read
the request, what is taking place is beyond what most of us ‘comfortable’
American Christians can even fathom! … They are actually showing up at our
Arab brothers and sister homes, taking their kids  and then demanding that they denounce Jesus
Christ as their Savior, and if they refuse, they then take them into the
streets and behead them right before their parent’s eyes! … and here is an
amazing fact  … according to the
request, NOT ONE child has denounced Jesus as their Savior! ….
OK .. For a moment, just imagine that you
live in a place where your enemy is roaming the streets .. and as you hide, you
and your family are filled with the fear that one of them will knock, or kick
in your door. …….
and then, imagine that they do come and
take your children and actually behead them right before your very eyes! …..
When I first read this urgent request, I
thought about this for a minute .. my children when they were young .. and now
my grandchildren .. and I couldn’t even begin to wrap my head around this kind
of utter demonic thing! … I still can’t! … But guess what! … Our brothers
and sisters in Christ in those lands are actually experiencing this right now!
… We must pray ………………..
So far, we live in a land where we don’t
have to face this kind of madness … so far … and sadly, most of us don’t
even think much about it …. simply, it’s ‘out-of-sight .. out-of-mind’ …
The real truth is, we have become what Revelation 3:14-22 describes has the
true condition of the last-days Church .. the one that has become fat and lazy,
complacent, rich and in need of nothing … or so it thinks!
Well, this should be a wake-up call for
every one of us who actually do our best to follow the true teachings of the
Bible. … This brings home the reality that Christian persecution is coming,
is now here, and will only increase as we move ever closer the end of the
‘Church Age.’ ….
So now we have seen a first-hand report of
the atrocities taking place in those ‘other places’ … so what about here in
America? (the second example) ……. Of course, it has not fallen to near the
levels we just talked about, but we are seeing increasingly ominous signs that
the ‘true’ Christian positions are coming under increasing attacks…. Just
this week, we see another wedding chapel, owned by an elderly Christian couple
in Idaho, being sued because of their refusal to perform a ‘gay’ wedding. .. We
know for a fact that other Christian businesses have lost such cases, many
times forcing them out of business. …
But the one I want to talk about most this
week is what just took place in Houston, Texas. … There we saw a ‘militant’
lesbian mayor call out ‘certain’ Christian pastors, actually subpoenaing them
for copies of their sermons and other related Church materials. … As more
details emerged, the pastors being subpoenaed were only the ‘conservative’ ones
who preach against the acceptance of sinful lifestyles, including
homosexuality.  ……. Fortunately, the
outcry from the public has forced this mayor to back down, for now. …
Currently she is ‘spinning it’ a different way, but has not lost her fervor for
her position, as some pundits are reporting. … We’ll watch this one closely
The real danger here in America is that we
have, for the most part, pushed God completely out of our society .. in almost
every walk of life … and tragically, many of our Church leaders are ‘selling
out’ the true doctrine’ and giving in to these devious unscriptural ways! …
Why? .. Because it’s not popular! .. Judgement preaching is not popular! … It
doesn’t fill the seats or the collection plates! …
The bottom line is this …. For those of
us who try our best to live up to the ‘literal’ teachings of the Bible, our
persecution will only increase as we draw ever closer … If we look back to
the first-century Church, we saw how persecuted they were (see Acts, chapter 8)
.. and why? .. Because their way wasn’t the way of the world. .. Even Christ
Himself, as well as the apostles, were persecuted .. and every one of them,
excluding John, were martyred because they taught judgement and the
consequences of a sinful lifestyle! … Should we be, or do any less?! … The
only true light that any person will ever experience will come only from his or
her accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and thus claim their
promise of a glorious eternity with Him! … Hallelujah!
2nd Timothy 3:12 says this …
“Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be
persecuted.”
Those of us who know the biblical teachings
of these last days are fully aware that this increasing persecution would be
one of the prevailing societal conditions .. And knowing this then, now we must
be strong and powerful witnesses to those who are searching .. those who are
unsure .. those who truly want to change their eternal fate. …  If we sometimes feel weak and unsure, let’s
try and remember the courage these children in Iraq and Syria demonstrated,
knowing that their fate was certain death. … I pray I will have even a
glimmer of what these true heros of the Kingdom have shown!
Finally, I am asking that you pray for our
persecuted brothers and sisters all over the world. … They need our covering
desperately, and right now! … Also, please tell as many as you can about the
plight of these people … spread the word and get the ‘prayer warriors’ going
…. With prayer and trusting, we will ultimately prevail! ….. Hallelujah
………
Until next time,
Red
  
 
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