Monthly Archives: October 2014

We here at “Light in the Darkness” are asking that each of you who share this ministry with us to please pray for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted in Iraq, and every other place.  … Prayer is a powerful thing, especially when we join forces …
God bless you all, and may He keep you safe in these increasingly difficult times …
Red, Mary & Victor
—–
This from a dear school friend
Dear Friends —
It may be too late for these Christians and missionaries. But pray for them and parents of the martyred children.
— Bob 

Prayer Request from Dan and Marilyn Wilson Missionaries who are in the areas
that are being attacked by ISIS are asking to be showered in prayer. ISIS
has taken over the town they are in today. He said ISIS is systematically
going house to house to all the Christians and asking the children to
denounce Jesus. He said so far not one child has. And so far all have
consequently been killed. But not the parents. The UN has withdrawn and the
missionaries are on their own. They are determined to stick it out for the
sake of the families – even if it means their own deaths. They are very
afraid, have no idea how to even begin ministering to these families who
have had seen their children martyred. Yet he says he knows God has called
them for some reason to be His voice and hands at this place at this time.
Even so, they are begging for prayers for courage to live out their vocation
in such dire circumstances. And like the children, accept martyrdom if they
are called to do so. These brave parents instilled such a fervent faith in
their children that they chose martyrdom. Please surround them in their loss
with your prayers for hope and perseverance. One missionary was able to talk
to her brother briefly by phone. She didn’t say it, but I believe she
believes it will be their last conversation. Pray for her too. She said he
just kept asking her to help him know what to do and do it. She told him to
tell the families we ARE praying for them and they are not alone or
forgotten – no matter what. Please keep them all in your prayers.

 

This came this morning. Just a few minutes ago I received the following text
message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International
(CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would
share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts. “We lost the city of
Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children
systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food to. ISIS has
pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our
CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night.
The UN evacuated its staff in Erbil . Our team is unmoved and will stay.
Prayer cover needed!” Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the
people of Northern Iraq from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its
extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across
this region. May I plead with you not to ignore this email. Do not forward
it before you have prayed through it. Then send it to as many people as
possible. Send it to friends and Christians you may know. Send it to your
prayer group. Send it to your pastor and phone him to pray on Sunday during
the service – making a special time of prayer for this. We need to stand in
the gap for our fellow Christians. My soul waits in silence for God only;
from Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my
stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. Psalm 62:1-2

October 10
*CBC News – “Global panic only just
beginning:  Suspect cases popping up all
over the globe”
  
-Fear & panic grips Spain – scared medical staff refuse to treat
suspected Ebola cases …
  
-Spain quarantines 7 more – nurse infected with Ebola condition worsens
  
-‘We’re screwed!’:  Hot mic
catches reporters after White House press conference …
*EU Observer – Germany on brink of
recession as exports tumble”
  
-Finland stripped of ‘AAA’ rating
.. Why worry? .. it’s only the world’s
4th-largest economy! …
*The Jerusalem Post – “Report:  Hezbollah attack on Israeli troops ordered by
Iran following explosion at nuclear facility”
…. Guess they must blame Israel …
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm ..
*The Associated Press – “Brazil
water supply at risk in extreme drought”
…… Another one!
*World Net Daily – “California:  Christians must pay for abortions”
Comment from article:  “California has changed its state health
insurance rules to require that churches pay for elective abortions.”
…. This is just another example as to
why the church should have nothing to do with a godless government. … like
being involved in programs like the 501(c)3 tax-exempt elective … It’s just a
matter of time before they will ‘dictate’ what can & cannot be preached
from the pulpit …..
*The Associated Press –
“‘Gay’-rights groups hail new Catholic tone”
  
-Pope’s ‘who am I to judge’ position filters down to bishops …
…. This shouldn’t surprise anyone …
In order to be the ‘leader’ of the soon-coming worlds church, she must, and
will compromise in order to lull the liberal minds into the flock …
*CNBC – “Stocks still headed down –
Nasdaq falls 2.3%”
  
-‘Exhaustion has almost set into the market – people don’t know what to
do …
….. Soon, there won’t be anything left
for them to do ….
October 11
*The Guardian – “Ebola is becoming a
global pandemic:  New reported cases
worldwide”
  
-WHO says Ebola spread ‘bigger than expected’ …
  
-‘We’re at an absolute tipping point,’ warns former UK Foreign Secretary
David Miliband …
  
-Fears mount:  ‘It will be
impossible to stop Ebola outbreak as death toll climbs …
  
-U.S. customs fails to question or test doctor returning from work in
Ebola ‘hot zone’  .. ‘Nobody cared’ …
*Reuters – “6.2 earthquake strikes
110 miles off east coast of Japan”
*The Washington Free Beacon –
“Russia deploying tactical nuclear arms in Crimea”
…. Many consider Putin to be the most
dangerous man on the planet ….. Let’s hope not! …
*The Independent – “War against
ISIS:  U.S. strategy in tatters as
militants march on”
  
-World view:  American-led air
attacks are failing – Jihadis are close to taking Kobani, in Syria – and in
Iraq,
    
western Baghdad is now under serious threat …. 
*World Net Daily – “Thousands of
pastors defying IRS”
…. So how are they doing this? ..
According to IRS regulations, churches and their leaders are ‘not allowed’ to
discuss political candidate’s moral positions from the pulpit. … But many are
doing so anyway. … But there is a way to completely eliminate the problem …
Get out of their government-sponsored tax exempt programs (501(c)3, etc) …
Yes, the church will have to pay taxes – but – isn’t that scriptural? …. Just
sayin’ ….
October 12
*CNN – “Second Ebola case reported
in U.S.”
  
-First case ‘transmitted’ in America …
  
-Confidence in healthcare system shaken … 
  
-Cities, states scramble …
  
-CDC:  ‘Center for Disease
Confusion’ …
  
-Sales of gas masks, bio-hazard suits soar …
*World Net Daily – “Shemitah’s first
2 weeks bring ominous signs”
Comment from article:  “Blood moons, plummeting stock markets
and a growing Ebola pandemic dominated the headlines this past week. … If
that’s not enough cause for concern, there’s an army of Islamic terrorists
bearing down on the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. … one of this should come as a
surprise to those who have read ‘The Mystery of the Shemitah’ by Jonathan Cahn,
a Messianic Rabbi and Bible teacher from New Jersey who also authored the
best-selling Christian book ‘The Harbinger’ in 2012. .. Cahn predicted in ‘The
Harbinger’ that America would come under judgement in the wake of the 9/11
attacks because, rather than being humbled and repentant, the nation doubled
down on abortions, pornography and the removal of prayer and all things
Christian from the public square.”
…. Without a doubt, the Shemitah year,
which kicked off on September 25th, has begun with a blast of bad news ….
guess we will see soon enough ….
*Fox News – “Strong cyclone lashes
India; Typhoon hits Japan”
October 13
*Drudge Report – “Most severe health
emergency in modern times”
  
-Nightmare:  70 staffers care fore
Dallas patient now quarantined …
  
-‘Ebola hospital’ planned for all 50 states …
  
-Commander :  ‘Mass migration’ of
infected would cross border in outbreak …
*The New Zealand Herald – “A sever
6.2 magnitude quake, followed by a 4.4 hits southern part of country”
*CNBC – “Thiel:  ‘We are in a government bubble of massive
size”
…. Thiel is a Silicon Valley investor
and has an uncanny track record of success. … He feels it’s all about to
‘implode’ …
*World Net Daily – “Houston demands
oversight of Sermons”
Comment from article:  “Officials with the City of Houston,
Texas, who are fighting for a controversial ordinance that would allow men to
use women’s restrooms there now demanded to see the sermons preached by several
area pastors.  The recent move came in a
subpoena from the city to pastors for copies of their sermons – and copies of
other communications from the pastors to their congregations – in the city’s
fight over a ‘non-discrimination’ plan that allows ‘gender confused’ people to
use whatever public restrooms with which they identify.”
…. You can bet they’re addressed to
conservative churches who oppose homosexuality and other modern-day compromises
….. As we knew would happen, our freedom is disappearing ….
October 14
*Fox News – “Ebola toll
soaring:  Warning that virus cases could
top 10,000 a week”
  
-CDC urges all U.S. hospitals to ‘think Ebola’ …
  
-Death rate reaches 70% …
*CNN – “7.4 magnitude earthquake
strikes off coast of El Salvador”
  
-5.6 quake jolts southern Peru …
  
-USGS reports deformations & 71 earthquakes around Yellowstone super
volcano …
*NTV New/Uganda – “Uganda:  Two new suspected Marburg cases put in
isolation – 2nd outbreak forming?”
*Patheos – “An earthquake at the
Synod”
  
-Senior Vatican cleric states ‘homosexuals welcome’ …
  
-The ‘climate of freedom’ is producing positive results …
… The short story is this .. the
Vatican is seeing some turmoil due to this ‘softening’ doctrine … the truth
is this .. the Pope wants the church to be more ‘inclusive’ … it appears that
he is willing to ‘sell out’ to get the results he wants .. that being more
people coming to the church, along with their money …
*Herald Sun.com.au – “Ebola outbreak
is just the beginning of pattern of deadly diseases”
…. This according to several science
writers .. and the reasons they say are the deteriorating social
infrastructures, poverty, failing public services such as sewage & garbage
disposal … The one thing hey seemed to have overlooked? … Bible prophecy!
*The Local – “Sweden close to being
a ‘cashless society,’ report claims”  
…. This seems to be the global trend ..
I just wonder how soon it will be before we are required to receive certain
forms of ID in order to buy and sell? … Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation
tells us to beware the “Mark of the Beast” …. This cashless thing
will only accelerate this reality! …
*The Telegraph – “If you have
$3,650, you are among the wealthiest half of people in the world”
*World Net Daily – “ISIS declares
Christians the #1 enemy”
October 15
*Fox News – “Second nurse infected
with Ebola took domestic flight day before diagnosis”
  
-Nightmare:  Plane made 5 more
flights before being taken out of service …
  
-Airline stocks plummeting …
  
-Panic hits TV news divisions …
  
-CDC says it missed opportunities to contain …
  
-Nurses outraged:  ‘There was no
protocol, there was no system’ …
  
-Liberia Health Ministry requests 79,940 body bags …
  
-Riots hit Sierra Leone …
  
-Dallas Mayor: ‘It may get worse’ …
  
-UN warns:  60 days to beat …
*Ynet news.com – “Powder keg on
Temple Mount”
…. This doesn’t surprise me in the
least … it is a Holy site for both Jews & Muslims …. but guess what? ..
This will be where the 3rd Temple will be built … but not without much civil unrest
….
*Yahoo.News – “Yemen on the brink as
rebels oust the ‘Old Guard’ “
…. looks like one Muslim group will
replace another …. Do they never weary? ….
*The Los Angeles Times –
“Virus-transmitting ‘Yellow Fever’ mosquitoes discovered in Los Angeles
County”
… Not another one! …
*Drudge Report – “Dow bleeding
contained”
…. It had fallen some 460 points before
‘rebounding’ to lose only 173 points. … The cause, they claim, is all the
negative economic news coming from across the globe. … We now have 18
straight days of market fluctuations of over 100 point swings … ever since
the official beginning of the ‘Shemitah Year’ …. Coincidence? …
*The Associated Press – “Greece
returns to market spotlight with nosedive”
Comment from article:  “After months out of the spotlight,
Greece was back at the center of Europe’s financial troubles, when concerns
over the stability of the government and its bailout program triggered a
massive sell-off in stocks and bonds.”
…. We knew this was coming! .. Their
unemployment rate still hovers in the neighborhood of 30%!
October 16
*ABC News – “Powerful storms rage
off both coasts of the U.S. – Gonzalo becomes major hurricane”
*CP World – “Vatican astronomer says
young earth theory is ‘almost blasphemous,’ argues Bible should not be used as
science book”
… This would seem to indicate that he
doesn’t subscribe to the ‘literal’ translation of scripture .. but then again,
even from the literal position, this is a much-debated issue both ways. … The
Bible says that the Earth was created in 6 days … but then, we also see where
‘a day is like a thousand years’ in God’s timeline (see Psalm 90 & 2 Peter
3) …. I don’t think God’s ‘eternal timeline’ worries too much about these
types of human disagreements … the real fact is this … HE CREATED IT!
*Reuters – “Central bankers have no
‘quick fix’ as global markets swoon, world economy weakens”
….. When it does ultimately collapse,
who will come to the rescue? … The anti-christ, but only for a very short
time. … But ultimately, the Lord Jesus Christ will rule for eternity! …
Hallelujah! ..
*RT Live – “Radiation levels at
Fukushima rise to record highs after typhoon”
… We knew this thing would not go away!
…… Wormwood! …
*Epoch Times – “Japan earthquake
today:  5.9 hits near Tokyo”
*ABC News – “Ebola escalation could
trigger major food crisis”
  
-U.S. Army warns of potential ‘airborne’ Ebola …
  
-Obama Ebola Czar:  Zero medical
experience …
  
-New York Times:  Ebola anxiety
grows …
  
-Ohio & Texas close some schools …
   -Whiter
House ignored CDC’s Ebola advice: Report …
  
-Washington Post:  Threat of virus
might interfere with commerce, daily routines …  
*The Wall Street Journal – “Stocks
volatile amid global turmoil”
  
-Fed:  ‘We’ll keep pumping’ …
…… Looks like more ‘monopoly money’
is coming … but … the band-aid is wearing thin …..
*The Washington Times – “Bully
Pulpit:  Houston subpoenas pastors’
sermons, then backs off amidst outcry”
…. The outcry worked this time .. but
for how much longer? …..
*Joel Rosenberg – “ISIS is
slaughtering Arab Christians – why are churches in the west so quiet?”
… Let me guess … Sadly, they are
‘lukewarm’ .. self-centered & self-absorbed .. and ‘in need of nothing’
..    
                                                       — They are dead! —
         
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As usual of late, it just doesn’t let up!
…. This Ebola thing is pretty scary for many folks. .. anxiety seems to be
the ‘order of the day’ in most circles these days. .. And besides the potential
pandemic outlook, now they are saying that our daily routines could be
disrupted, even to the point of major food shortages! …. “There will be
Pestilences …”
And what about the onslaught of satanic
attacks coming against we ‘literal’ Christians? .. Just this week we saw
statistics showing that over half of our elected politicians want laws to curb
‘hate speech’ .. and we know what they mean when they say this .. anything that
goes against today’s liberal agenda, such as homosexuality, etc …… and then
there’s the deal where now California’s churches must pay for abortions through
their ‘adjustment’ of their health care laws …. and the other BIiG one? …
Houston’s ‘gay’ mayor calling for copies of certain church pastors’ sermons and
other information. … We know she and her cohorts were targeting conservative
pastorates so as to shut down their so-called ‘hate speech’ rhetoric … but we
see that today, they backed down because of public outcry. … I just wonder
how much longer that will actually work?
OK .. I need to wrap this up.. but not
before I mention the economic chaos that’s going on worldwide. … In just the
past 18 days, we’ve seen 100+ point swings on Wall Street! .. not to mention
the same thing going on throughout the entire global markets. … And what’s
really interesting? .. It all started just at the time the ‘Shemitah Year’
began (September 25th). … If Rabbi Cahn’s teachings are correct, this
‘Shemitah’ year, which concludes on September 13, 2015, could be a wild one,
and even ultimately leading up to the final collapse of the world’s economic
system. … If it should continue as it has started, there is no doubt in my
mind that he is on to something …. we’ll see ……
Love you all, and am praying for each of
you always .. and remember, our prayer for one another is what will give us the
strength to get through these final hectic days of the Church Age ….. If you
stay strong in His Word, you will survive! …Hallelujah! …
Until next time,
Red

October 14, 2014
Is it nuts out there or what! …. It
seems like every week I keep saying this same thing, but I’m telling you, never
has it been like it is right now! … Just look at these four headlines as
examples …..
  
*October 8th – “Bad Moon Rising .. Trouble on the Way” .. (ABC
News) …
  
*October 10th – “Global Panic Just Beginning” .. (CBC News)
  
*October 10th – “There Will Be Pestilences” .. (Reuters) …
  
*and just today – “Most Severe Health Emergency in Modern
Times” .. (Drudge Report) … 
… and that’s just so far this week
…. 
Most all walks are saying that they have
never seen so much chaos and mayhem in the world as there is right now, and
it’s not just us ‘watchmen’ … it’s politicians, scientists, doctors,
economists …. you name it, they’re saying it! … and it’s almost constant
Simply, there’s an oppressive weight
bearing down on nearly every part of our lives today … world conditions such
as wars & rumors of wars ..drought & famine ..pestilences in the form
of possible health pandemics, severe record-setting weather patterns  .. escalating economic woes in almost every
corner of the globe .. societal breakdown in the form of depression &
suicide, families killing each other, public shootings .. moral collapse ever
accelerating in the forms of homosexuality, abortion, pornography, drug abuse
…… the list could go on & on for hours! ……
So what on earth is going on? .. Why, all
of a sudden, is everything accelerating at an ever-increasing pace? … In
Matthew 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21, Jesus Himself tells us that all these things
MUST take place before He returns. .. Specifically, in Matthew 24:6, He
says,  “Such things must
happen.”
Now as for the exact time, no one knows
for sure, but He does tell us that we will know the season. .. Matthew 24:33
tells us,  “Even so, when you see
all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.”
… Also, luke 21:28 says,  “When these things begin to take place,
stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
For those of us who ‘know,’ I think we
can agree that we are, in fact, in the last moments of this Church age … So
what then does scripture say about satan and his plan for these times? ..
Revelation 12:12 says, 
” … But woe to the earth and the
sea, because the devil has gone down to you! 
He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”
… Know this that war is raging in the heavenlies. ..  God’s angels are in full battle with the evil
hordes of the devil, and as in all wars, there will be casualties. .. Rest
assured, Satan’s mission is to destroy every Holy Spirit-directed ministry he
can find and he will not stop until our Lord’s triumphant return. .. 1 Peter
5:8 says it all … “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring
lion, looking for someone to devour.”
In my work as a student and teacher of
Bible prophecy, I am continually reviewing today’s world events and how they
relate to scripture. .. But unlike most people, I’m not depressed by them
because I see it as proof-positive that we are one step closer to our Lord’s
return. … Hallelujah! …… 2 Peter 1:19 says,  “And we have the word of the prophets
made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light
shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your
hearts.” .. I love that verse! …
So there you have it! .. This is the
reason for learning and sharing prophetic truth. .. People are depressed and
easily deceived in today’s world because they have lost hope .. but prophecy
reveals to us what and why all this is taking place. .. Once people begin to
understand this, then hope returns and more victories are realized! …
Hallelujah! …
The apostle Paul asked this question in
Romans 8:35.  “Who shall separate us
from the love of Christ?  Shall
tribulation or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or
sword?” … Then he answered with this … “No, in all these things
we are more than conquerers through Him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor
life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any
powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be
able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our
Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39) ..
We must remember one thing! … Time is
extremely short and the enemy will make every possible attempt to deceive us.
… But I promise you this … if you stay focused on the Word of God and the
person of Jesus Christ in these extremely difficult times, you will find that
true joy and happiness will win out over all the darkness that is trying to
seep in! … Here is a passage of scripture Jesus gave us to live by, and when
you feel the darkness closing in, read it, and then ‘live’ it! …. You will be
amazed at how everything will begin to look totally different! … Here it is
… “You are the light of the world. 
A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead, they put it on its stand, and it
gives light to everyone in the house.  In
the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good
deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” 
(Matthew 5:14-16) ..
So here’s your challenge … First, check
your personal ‘light’ and make sure it’s not under that bowl! .. Second, take
that light and let it shine wherever you go. .. Then finally, when someone asks
why you are so ridiculously happy and upbeat, tell them about Jesus! … Then
.. just maybe .. you’ll shatter the bowl that covers their light and help make
the world a bit brighter …… Hallelujah!
Love you all … and I do know it gets
difficult out there sometimes, but the more you ‘shine your light,’ the less
difficult it will become. …. Trust me … I know from personal experience
…..
Until next time,
Red   
   
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