Monthly Archives: March 2016

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.  And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people.  All who burden themselves with it shall be cut to pieces, though all the people of the Earth be gathered against it.” .. Zechariah 12:2-3 – NKJV

I couldn’t let this pass without addressing it .. the fabulous UN strikes out in complete stupidity & blindness once again! … What triggered my angst was this headline from Fox News just two days ago …

— “You Can’t Make It Up – UN names Democratic Israel as World’s Top Human Rights Violator”

The article goes on to say … “According to the United nations, the most evil country in the world today is Israel. .. On March 24, 2016, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) wrapped up its annual meeting in New York by condemning only one country for violating women’s rights anywhere on the planet – Israel, for violating the rights of Palestinian women. ..

“On the same day, the UN Human Rights Council concluded its month-long session in Geneva by condemning Israel five times more than any other of the 192 UN member states.  .. There were five Council resolutions on Israel. .. One each on the likes of hellish countries like Syria, North Korea & Iran. .. Libya got an offer of ‘technical assistance.’ .. And countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia & China were among the 95% of states that were never mentioned.”

In reviewing the article close up, these claims were also ‘shared’ by other anti-Israel factions – stuff like …

*Palestinian representatives claiming, “Israeli soldiers & settlers kill Palestinian children.  They shoot them dead.  They leave them to bleed to death.” ..

*Another Palestinian rep said this .. “Israel is directing its military machinery against women and girls.  They are killing them, injuring them, and leaving them bleeding to death.” ..

Also in Geneva, the UN permitted the handouts that claimed Israel ‘saw ethnic cleansing as a necessary precondition for its existence.’ .. A film accused Israel of sexual violence against children and ‘trying to exterminate  an entire Palestinian generation.’ …

Picture this if you will … In Geneva’s UN Human Rights council chamber, some 750 people assembled, pounced on the Jewish state, broadcast the entire spectacle online, & produced 100s of articles & interviews in dozens of languages championing the results!

But here are the REAL facts … Israelis are being hacked & stabbed to death on the streets, stabbed on buses, slaughtered in Synagogues, mowed down with automobiles, & shot right in front of their children!

And this accusation that israel is the ONLY women’s rights violator is absolutely the most ludicrous thing I’ve witnessed of late. .. I mean just glance these few realities for a moment .. Palestinian women are murdered & subjugated for the sake of male honor – Saudi women can’t even drive – Iranian women are stoned to death for so-called adultery – Egyptian women have their genitals mutilated – Sudanese women give birth in prison with their legs shackled just for being Christian … I mean the list goes on & on … But again, according to the illustrious UN, Israel is the ONLY violator of women’s rights …. Simply amazing that most of the world is falling for this garbage … but then, it WAS prophesied ….

FYI .. Just recently, the UN Watch, a non-parisan ‘watchdog’ of sorts, released a report detailing the progress of the new & improved UN Human Rights Council. .. It was created to replace the U.S. Human Rights Commission after its credibility sank to zero. .. Although that commission was bad, the UN Watch says this new council is much worse. .. The new Human Rights Council has among its permanent members some of the world’s most prolific human rights violators – Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Russia, Pakistan, Jordan, Tunisia, Bangladesh & Bahrain. .. The U.S. & Israel don’t even have seats. …

For those of us who follow these kinds of events, they are not the least bit surprising because this is exactly what Bible prophecy said would be the case just before the return of Jesus Christ. .. Simply, the signs that relate to israel are perhaps the most important of all because the Jews ARE God’s prophetic time clock. .. What I mean by this is that the scriptures will often tie a prophesied future event with something that will happen with the Jews. .. In fact, we are told to watch the Jews, and when the prophesied event concerning them occurs, we can be certain that all the other prophesied events will also occur. ..

An example can be found in Luke 21:24 where Jesus prophesied that the Jews would be dispersed from Jerusalem & be led captive among the nations. .. But then He added that one day they would return to re-occupy Jerusalem, and when this happens, the remaining end-time events will occur that will lead to His return. ..

There are many prophecies concerning the Jews in the end times, many of which began to be fulfilled in the 20th Century, but there are four key ones: …

*The Worldwide Regathering (Isaiah 11:11-12) – In 1900, there were only some 40,000 Jews in Palestine .. At the end of WW 2, the number had risen to 800,000. .. Today, there are more than 6 million & the number is rising dramatically by the day! .. In fact, there are calls from all across the globe for the Jews to return to Israel because of the dramatic rise in anti-Semitism. …

*The re-establishment of their state, which did occur on May 14th, 1948 … (Isaiah 66:7-8) …

*Re-occupation of Jerusalem, which occurred on June 7th, 1967 … (Zechariah 8:4-8) …

*The fourth is the one we are witnessing as we speak – the re-focusing of world politics upon the Nation of Israel. .. (Zechariah 12:2-3) .. All the nations of the world, which now even includes the United States, are coming against Israel over the issue of the control of the nation’s capital – the City of Jerusalem. .. Some examples are:  The Vatican wants the city  under its control – The United Nations wants it to be internationalized – The European Union is demanding it be divided between the Arabs & the Jews – The Arabs want it all! …

The Prophet Ezekiel said it very clearly as to how it will all play out .. “But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home.  I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown, and I will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of Israel.  The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.” .. Ezekiel 36:8-10 ..

As a ‘watchman’ of God’s prophetic Word, it is simply amazing to watch how all these events concerning Israel are coming to pass, just as scripture said it would! .. Israel IS God’s prophetic time clock, and believe me when I say, the hands are approaching midnight as we speak! .. The UN Councils of any & all kinds can rail all they want .. the Arabs & worldwide anti-Semites can threaten till theirs throats are parched, but none of it will change the fact that God’s chosen, the people of Israel, will be restored to their land and will remain there always. .. Hallelujah! ..

Please remember to pray for the people of Israel as they are completely surrounded & threatened with each passing day. … God asks us to do this , so that is what we shall do …

Until next time,

Red

It’s happening again! … Another highly respected (by most) Christian leader has come out and is telling us that ‘we must vote, no matter what!’ .. The list is growing by the hour, but the specific one I’m referring to right now is Franklin Graham, which happens to be one of the few I’ve most always respected. .. This is what he was purported to have said .. “Every Evangelical Christian must vote – even if that means choosing the ‘least heathen of the two heathen.’ ” .. What?! .. Now I know there has been some talk back & forth concerning his exact statement, but the point is that he is saying we must vote, no matter who is left standing at the end of this current political debacle we are now witnessing. .. If things continue to play out like it stands right now, our choices will either be a proven liar who should be prosecuted or a complete narcissist who bullies anyone who disagrees with him, including women .. As to which one is the ‘lesser heathen,’ it would be difficult to determine at this point. ..

Why I say it’s happening again is because it is almost the exact same scenario that took place in 2012 when we had a cult member up against a possible Muslim, but at the least, an apostate Christian. .. That time it was Pastor David Jeremiah who said we would be sinning if we didn’t vote – that we needed to decide between ‘the lesser of two evils.’ .. I was so upset back then by this that I e-mailed my reasons of complete disagreement. .. Needless to say, I got no response. .. And why would I? .. How can any Bible-believing Christian justify voting for, or knowingly endorse any kind of evil! .. There is no lesser evil! .. Evil IS evil! ..

Simply put, Christian ‘nationalism’ abounds in today’s America – and Donald Trump’s candidacy is redefining the Christian voter. .. It is absolutely amazing to see just how many so-called Evangelical Christians are flocking to this guy! .. I mean, just taking a quick glance at ‘The Donald,’ what you see is totally the opposite of what a Bible-believing Christian should even consider to support. .. He is a complete narcissist who lives an opulent, worldly lifestyle, bullies & threatens anyone who disagrees with him,  supports Planned Parenthood who specializes in abortion, has no issues with the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize ‘Gay marriage’ .. I mean, the list goes on & on .. and yet, the majority of America’s Christians are behind him! .. Is this what our highly respected Christian leaders refer to as ‘the lesser heathen,’ or ‘the lesser of two evils?’ .. I guess what amazes me is that our Bible is very clear and specific as to what is and isn’t sin. .. To ‘adjust’ it to fit a certain time in our history isn’t an option spelled out in scripture. .. Times may change, but God’s Word never changes! .. We either follow it all the way, or we don’t. .. We either are, or we’re not! .. We can’t have it both ways! …

It is truly sad to witness just how far America has spiritually & morally fallen in such a short time. .. From its beginning to just a short 50+ years ago, being a Christian was openly accepted, and in fact, was mostly welcomed in all walks of our society, including politics. .. But then, starting in the 60’s, it all began to change. .. slowly but surely, with each passing day, our Christian way of life began disappearing .. to the point that now, ‘separation of Church & State’ is the accepted way of life. .. In fact, to mix the two is openly met with hostility & open hatred. .. So with this ‘separation’ mentality in place, the only option left for the ‘practicing’ Christian, if one chooses to be politically involved, is compromise. …

For a moment, let me share some personal experiences to support my statement as it relates to ‘compromise’ .. Several times in my working years, I was involved in the corporate world .. and at a high enough level to have ‘rubbed elbows’ with some very powerful people, both in business & politics. .. Without implicating anyone specifically, I will tell you that ‘compromise’ was .. and is .. THE way of life. .. And again, not mentioning any one person specifically, I will tell you I was shocked .. and very disappointed at some of the things I saw take place in that world .. and by certain people I had previously held in high esteem. .. It seemed that most all would ‘sell their souls’ for the good of …… who?

So then, where does this leave us Christians .. those of us who try our best to follow the TRUE teachings of the Holy Scriptures? .. Once again, the only source I choose to rely on is scripture. .. In 1 Peter 1:1, it says .. “..To God’s elect, strangers in the world …” .. During the time of Peter’s writing, we know that Christians were under terrible persecution .. to the point of being martyred for their faith .. and because of those conditions, political activism in any form just didn’t happen. .. In fact, their entire focus was presenting the soul-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ, in its truest sense, to reach as many lost souls as possible .. at any cost. .. Should we do any different today? .. Do we have to ‘sell out’ the Gospel in order to survive in today’s political arena? …

The following is a real-life example of what I’m talking about here … Like most pastors who lead thriving Evangelical churches, the Reverend Gregory Boyd was asked frequently to give his blessing .. and the church’s .. to conservative political candidates and causes. .. The requests came from Church members & visitors alike .. would he please announce a rally against ‘gay’ marriage during services? .. Would he introduce a politician from the pulpit? .. Could members set up a table in the lobby promoting their anti-abortion work? .. Would the Church distribute ‘voter’s guides’ that all but endorse their own candidates? .. And with our military being so involved around the world, please couldn’t the Church hang an American flag in the sanctuary? …

… After refusing each time, Pastor Boyd finally had had enough, and then preached a series of six sermons called “The Cross and The Sword” in which he said the Church should steer clear of politics, stop claiming the United States a Christian nation, and stop glorifying American military campaigns, .. He said, “When the Church wins the culture wars, it inevitably loses .. when it conquers the world, it becomes the world .. when you put your trust in the sword, you lose the Cross.” .. Pastor Boyd went on to say that he first became alarmed while visiting another megachurch’s worship service on a Fourth of July years ago. .. The service finished with the Church singing ‘God Bless America’ and a video of fighter jets flying over a hill silhouetted with the Cross. .. “I thought to myself, what just happened?  Fighter jets mixed with the Cross?” …… At the time of these sermons, the Church had 5,000 members. .. When the series conclude, it was down to 4,000! … Guess maybe they are now following the likes of Donald Trump? ..

My hat is off to this guy. .. He has come to the same conclusion that I have concerning this ‘church & state’ thing. .. With this current ‘separation’ mentality that permeates our society, it is virtually impossible to participate in the political process without compromise, which simply is a ‘dirty word’ from a biblical perspective. .. Think of it this way for a moment .. being a Christian and holding a public office. .. This is how it would have to go down .. “It won’t be so bad. .. I only have to leave the Lord at home each day to wait for me because He’s not allowed at work .. but again, that’s not so bad .. after all, I can spend time with Him some evenings and most always on Sunday mornings.” … It’s part-time Christianity, no matter how you look at it. …

So what do we do? .. We need to get our focus back on what Christ wanted for us, and that is telling the world about Him and winning souls for the Kingdom! .. Jesus said in John 15:19,  “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.”

Jesus never intended for us to compromise IN ANY WAY concerning earthly matters. .. He knew that if we took His words & teachings seriously, we would be despised and rejected by most people. .. So, too, was He! .. Are we greater than our Master? …

No question these are very difficult times for us believers & followers of Jesus Christ .. especially when many of our so-called ‘pharisee’ leaders are openly selling out. .. But just remember this. .. By rejecting the worldly ways of sinful men doesn’t mean we give up the fight! .. We just use a different set of weapons to fight with. .. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 says it all

… “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.  4) The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.  On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  5) We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” …… Any questions?

Know that I will be praying for each of you in these increasingly difficult times .. and hang in there! .. We WILL be victorious when all this worldly dust settles. .. Hallelujah!!

Until next time,

Red

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.” .. 2 Timothy 3:1 – NKJV ….

As I’ve expounded upon so much lately, these times are getting harder & harder to watch as we move forward …. For those of us who have even a clue as to what is going on, the warning signs are everywhere! …

Today I’m getting right to the point … the coming months ahead are going to be disastrous for this nation, and most likely for the rest of the world as well. .. Let me share just a couple of issues to reveal to you as to how …

*Our Society – Apparent civil disorder is being promoted by both sides of the political camps. ..

Donald Trump, in one of his recent campaign speeches, stated that if he is kept from getting the nomination of his party, riots most likely would ensue. .. Then just this morning, one of his campaign staff people said that it could very well be ‘a good thing’ if this were to happen! … Then, right behind this, George Soros activists are said to be plotting the ‘largest protests of the century.’ .. Simply, it’s ‘left’ vs. ‘right’ politics and both seem to be promoting violent responses to one another. … Now, adding additional fuel to this increasing violent rhetoric is the social media. .. Spokespersons from all sides are receiving extremely hateful, violent, life-threatening slurs. .. In fact, many have had to hire personal body guards for fear of physical retaliation! … This is America?! … This is the land of free speech?! … Some are saying that the coming summer months will make 1968 look like a lovefest when comparing the social chaos it will cause. …

Simply, our social fabric in America is disintegrating before our very eyes! .. Ray DeLorenzo, in his article in the Canada Free Press on 3/16, summed some of it up quite nicely … “In spite of the trillions of dollars spent on social programs, no one is satisfied. Kids demand free college, people want free cell phones, free food, free housing. Like a scene from “‘The Hospital,’ George Scott rants out of a hospital window that ‘We have established the most enormous medical entity ever conceived and people are sicker than ever. We cure nothing. We heal nothing.’ .. The pills of our society, the food stamps, the cell phones, the big-screen TVs, the cars, have cured nothing. .. We want more. .. We are hastily evolving into a dark place.” …… He is absolutely correct in his analysis .. nothing makes the people of this nation happy anymore! .. And now we are turning to violent-leaning political leaders to solve our problems?! … It ain’t going to be pretty …… Continuing the opening scripture of 2 Timothy 3, verses 2-5 says, “For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.” .. Sure seems to be a perfect analysis of today’s society .. and it was written some 2000 years ago!

*The Great Apostasy – As the ‘watchmen’ of God’s Holy Word have been warning since the beginning, any nation that turns its back on God WILL fall into chaos which will ultimately lead to its destruction. .. Have we done that? .. Has the rest of the world done that? .. Without Question! … 2 Thessalonians 2:3 says it clearly .. “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first … ” … It’s as clear as it can be .. once the ‘falling away’ occurs, ‘that day,’ meaning the day of destruction, will take place. .. If anyone even begins to deny that we have fallen away from our moral & spiritual values, they then are truly deceived! .. Simply, this nation is in a complete & total moral & spiritual collapse! .. The ‘falling away’ from the spiritual truth has happened! .. Our nation is experiencing a complete rebellion against God. .. Deception abounds! .. When you put it all together, what have you got? .. A recipe for disaster! .. Judgement is soon to fall upon this land, as well as the rest of the world .. and it will be soon …..

My following thoughts are not a prophecy, but merely a prognostication. .. America is going to experience exceedingly great distress in the coming months .. civil unrest, the likes of which we have never witnessed .. unprecedented economic implosion .. and much more. .. The results of all this mayhem will be a breakdown of the civil order, widespread poverty, and the strong possibility of overall martial law, which will attempt to bring it all back into some semblance of ‘normalcy.’ … And here’s a thought .. because of all the political ‘junk’ that is going on right now that is helping to create this environment, there may not even be an election because of all the coming civil disorder it’s helped to create! .. A sad epitaph to a once very seemingly fair system.

Summing up, we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that much distress is soon coming upon this land as well as the rest of the world. .. In fact, Jesus said that ” .. there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now .. ” Matthew 24:2. .. So because we are headed for incredible changes, we believers are faced with this important question … how near am I to Jesus in this hour? .. I believe that when things are unsettled, the most powerful testimony is that the Christian is wholly at peace. .. While the rest of society is in a panic – fainting, in some cases even dying, from fear – the praying believer will be growing continually stronger. .. It will be so because that godly servant is receiving more & more encouragement from the Holy Spirit. .. The Bible speaks of that which can’t be shaken! ..

If you want to be able to stand steadfast in the coming storm, Scripture’s counsel is simple: You MUST have the Lord’s presence in your daily life. .. How much quality time do you spend alone with Jesus? .. Are you growing closer to Him with each passing day? .. Do you pray without ceasing – that is, to silently call out to Him throughout the day & evening? .. Remember this if nothing else .. He PROMISES to hear your cry, even when uttered in weakness. … Hallelujah! ..

Darkness is falling on the world. .. So here’s our assignment from Jesus himself … “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.” … Once again, Hallelujah!!!

Until next time,

Red

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