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Filthy Rags

Lets knock down another ‘sacred cow’ . . .

‘ . . . all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags . . .’

We are told that we can have no righteousness, in ourselves, because that’s what this verse says. But is that really the meaning the verse conveys? NO!! Lets look at the verse IN CONTEXT:

‘Thou MEETEST HIM that rejoiceth and WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS, [those that] REMEMBER THEE IN THY WAYS:

behold, thou art wroth; FOR WE HAVE SINNED:

in those* is continuance, and we shall be saved.

BUT WE** are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.’ (Isaiah 64:5-6)

(*in ‘Thy ways’ is continuance, and we shall be saved.)

(** because ‘we have sinned’)

Isaiah is lamenting that Israel is no longer continuing in the ways of the Lord, and for this the Lord is wroth. Because they have sinned, because they have turned away from the Lord, they are all as an unclean thing, and all their righteousness has become as filthy rags. They all fade as a leaf, and their iniquities have taken them away from God.

I urge you to read the passage in Isaiah 64, and pray about this. From what I can see, this is a verse that has been taken out of context, and doctrines have been built around it!

No, our righteous works cannot buy our salvation. But God does NOT look on our righteous acts as filthy rags. We are TOLD to be righteous. Noah was righteous. Job was righteous. Daniel was righteous. Lot was righteous. Psalms speaks often of ‘the righteous’. So do Proverbs, Isaiah, and Ezekiel. There HAVE been righteous men. That is the standard God has for us. We can be righteous too.

‘And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is RIGHTEOUS, let him be righteous still: and he that is HOLY, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.’ (Revelation 22:10-12)

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Lately, I have been hearing another interpretation of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4:

‘Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.’

The theory goes, that there is not ONE Antichrist, but many . . . that the temple is one’s body . . . and that ‘man’ and ‘son’ signify a multitude of people.  1 John 2:18 is used to support this theory:

‘Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.’

While I don’t deny the plain meaning of 1 John 2:18 . . . and even the potential alternate interpretation of 2 Thess. 2:3-4, I still hold to the traditional interpretation, that there will arise a global leader who is THE consummate Antichrist.  I believe there is plenty of Scripture to support that understanding.

Here this person is described in Daniel and Revelation. Notice how close the descriptions are.

Daniel describes this king as a ‘little horn’.

‘And the TEN HORNS out of this kingdom [are] TEN KINGS [that] shall arise: and ANOTHER shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.‘ (DANIEL 7:24)

‘I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another LITTLE HORN, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] EYES LIKE THE EYES OF MAN, AND A MOUTH SPEAKING GREAT THINGS.’ (DANIEL 7:8)

‘And the ten HORNS which thou sawest are ten KINGS, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.’ (REVELATION 17:12)

He ‘speaks great things’.  He will reign for three and a half years (forty two months).

And there was given unto him A MOUTH SPEAKING GREAT THINGS AND BLASPHEMIES; and power was given unto him to continue FORTY [AND] TWO MONTHS. And he opened his mouth in BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.’ (REVELATION 13:5)

”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.’ (DANIEL 7:25)

‘And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall SPEAK MARVELOUS THINGS AGAINST THE GOD OF GODS, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.’ (DANIEL 11:36)

He is given permission to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.

And IT WAS GIVEN UNTO HIM TO MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth SHALL WORSHIP HIM, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.’ (REVELATION 13:6-8)

‘I beheld, and the SAME HORN MADE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, and prevailed against them‘ (DANIEL 7:21)

He will be responsible for the desecration of the sanctuary/holy place.

And arms shall stand ON HIS PART, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily [sacrifice], and they shall place the ABOMINATION THAT MAKETH DESOLATE.’ (DANIEL 11:31)

‘When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by DANIEL the prophet, STAND IN THE HOLY PLACE, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains’ (MATTHEW 24:15-16)

‘And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he* had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that THEY SHOULD MAKE AN IMAGE to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not WORSHIP the image of the beast should be killed.

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads . . . ‘ (REVELATION 13:14-16)

* The second Beast

(It would seem apparent that this image of the beast is the abomination of desolation that Daniel spoke of.)

And now for the traditional view of the ‘son of perdition’ . . .

‘Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the SON OF PERDITION Who opposeth and EXALTETH HIMSELF ABOVE ALL THAT IS CALLED GOD, or that is worshipped*; so that he as God SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, shewing himself that he is God.’ (2 Thess. 2:3-4)

Compare this description with the descriptions of ‘The Antichrist’ above, and below . . .

‘And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall EXALT HIMSELF, and MAGNIFY HIMSELF ABOVE EVERY GOD, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.’ (Daniel 11:36)

Although Daniel 11:36 doesn’t specifically say he will sit in the temple, the verse is clearly parallel to the passage from 2 Thessalonians 2.  Daniel makes it clear that he will pollute the ‘sanctuary of strength’ and be responsible for placing the ‘abomination that maketh desolate’ there, so he definitely can be connected with the temple:

‘And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily [sacrifice], and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.’ (Daniel 11:31)

And we know that he will be present in the holy land . . .

‘He shall enter also into the glorious land . . . ‘ (Daniel 11:41)

‘And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain . . . ‘ (Daniel 11:45)

Because of the other strong correlations between his description in Daniel and Revelation (outlined earlier in this note), we make the assumption that he (‘The Antichrist’) seats himself in the temple of God, as part of his campaign of blasphemy.

Now understand, the term ‘the son of perdition’ is used one other time in Scripture: to describe Judas Iscariot.

‘While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the SON OF PERDITION; that the scripture might be fulfilled.’ (John 17:12)

What else does the Scripture tell us about Judas?

‘And after the sop SATAN ENTERED INTO HIM. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.’ (John 13:27)

Then ENTERED SATAN into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.’ (Luke 22:3)

Because this unusual term (‘son of perdition’) is used only twice, we wonder if there is a parallel. The situations are very similar, thus we make some assumptions . . . Judas was referred to as ‘the son of perdition’ AFTER Satan had entered into him. In parallel, we suppose that The Antichrist will be a man whom Satan (or another evil spirit) enters into.

Now we go to Revelation, where we find out just who that spirit is.

‘And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power . . . And they had a king over them, [which is] the angel of the BOTTOMLESS PIT, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath [his] name Apollyon.’ (Revelation 9:1-3,11)

(Revelation 9:11–the release of the spirit of The Antichrist from the bottomless pit–is the reason why the numbers 9-11 have significance for the occultist elite.)

Why do we assume this spirit is the one that indwells The Antichrist? Because Revelation 11:7 . . .

‘And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the BOTTOMLESS PIT shall MAKE WAR AGAINST THEM, AND SHALL OVERCOME THEM, and kill them.’ (Revelation 11:7)

repeats the wording of Revelation 13:7 . . .

‘And it was given unto him to MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, AND TO OVERCOME THEM . . . ‘ (Revelation 13:7)

which echoes the wording of Daniel 7:21 . . .

‘I beheld, and the same horn MADE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, and PREVAILED AGAINST THEM‘ (Daniel 7:21)

I hope this helps you understand the traditional view, and see the Scriptural support for this soon-coming global leader: a man possessed of the angel that has been imprisoned in the bottomless pit.  A man whom we often refer to as: ‘The Antichrist’.

Rebellion

This was God’s prescription for rebellion:

‘If a man have a STUBBORN and REBELLIOUS son, which WILL NOT OBEY THE VOICE OF HIS FATHER, or the voice of his mother, and [that], WHEN THEY HAVE CHASTENED HIM, WILL NOT HEARKEN UNTO THEM: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son [is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he is] a glutton, and a drunkard.

And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.’ (Deu. 21:18-21)

(What was this man’s sin? He broke the Commandment to ‘Honour thy father and thy mother’ (Ex. 20:12)) Do you really believe this same God winks at the sins of rebellious so-called Christians today? You think it all changed when Jesus came? What did Jesus say?

‘Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, TILL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS, one jot or one tittle SHALL IN NO WISE PASS FROM THE LAW, till all be fulfilled.’ (Matthew 5:17-18)

If you do not WALK by the Spirit, then you are still under the law!

‘For IF YE LIVE AFTER THE FLESH, YE SHALL DIE: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.’ (Romans 8:13)

Your beliefs are not your WALK. . . your WALK is your actions! Does the Holy Spirit determine your actions, or are you guided by your own (‘fleshly’) desires? It’s a matter of life and death.

Bad Fruit

STOP SINNING!!  Stop making excuses for why you can’t stop.  If you knew you only had days to live, and that you were facing the fires of hell, you’d find a way.  The false gospel the ‘churches’ are preaching has you lulled into complacency, thinking that your position is secure, no matter what you do–that you can never fall.  That may be what your pastor teaches, and what the majority in your church believe, but it is not what the Word of God says.  Need I remind you that

‘ . . . STRAIT [is] the gate, and NARROW [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.’  (Jesus, Matthew 7:14)

MANY will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.’  (Jesus, Matthew 7:22-23)

MANY who think they are His, who BELIEVE in Him, who are faithful in their churches, will plead with Him on that day, to let them into His kingdom.  But He will condemn them for ‘working iniquity’!  So much for your ‘all you need to do is believe’ doctrine, and your ‘it’s all under the blood’ doctrine, and your ‘ALL sins past, present, and FUTURE are forgiven’ doctrine.  (If these doctrines were true, then why did Jesus condemn these people?  They believed in Him, and were trusting in Him, and served Him, while they lived sinfully–but He said He never knew them.  Why?)  These doctrines are lies that were conceived in the pit of hell.  Salvation requires EFFORT and DEDICATION on your part.

‘ . . . but he that ENDURETH TO THE END shall be* saved.’  (Jesus, Matthew 10:22)

(* SHALL BE, not ‘is’)

‘STRIVE to enter in at the strait gate: for MANY, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.’  (Jesus, Luke 13:24)

‘For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall IN NO CASE enter into the kingdom of heaven.’  (Jesus, Matthew 5:20)

‘And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?’  (1 Peter 4:18)

‘Wherefore the rather, brethren, GIVE DILIGENCE TO MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:’  (2 Peter 1:10)

‘. . . WORK OUT your own salvation with fear and trembling.’  (Philippians 2:12)

‘Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.’  (Galatians 6:7-8)

(Notice this verse is in the New Testament, so you can’t claim it doesn’t apply now.)

‘Know ye not that THE UNRIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD? BE NOT DECEIVED: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.’  (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

If you are trusting in those doctrines (‘all you need to do is believe’,  ‘it’s all under the blood’, and  ‘ALL sins past, present, and FUTURE are forgiven’), you are basing your trust in the word of men–but you’d better start reading the Word of God!  If you ‘sin every day’, then perhaps you never really repented to begin with.  If you did, I’d suggest you take a good look at how you’ve lived since then.  Maybe it’s time to hit your knees and repent again.  The Scriptures are CLEAR:

‘Follow peace with all [men], and HOLINESS, without which no man shall see the Lord:’  (Hebrews 12:14)

and

‘ . . .  Let EVERY ONE that nameth the name of Christ DEPART FROM INIQUITY.’  (2 Timothy 2:19)

TODAY!!  Not some vague day in the future.  You know that if you turn from wickedness to do righteousness, and place your faith in Christ, your past sins are forgotten.  But did you know that if you turn from righteousness to do wickedness again, your past RIGHTEOUSNESS is forgotten?  You may say ‘I put my faith in Jesus’.  But the Word says that faith without works is dead!  If your faith in Jesus is a live faith, you will not produce works of wickedness!

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every GOOD tree bringeth forth GOOD fruit; but a CORRUPT tree bringeth forth EVIL fruit. A good tree CANNOT bring forth evil fruit, NEITHER [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

(‘Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. . .’ (2 Corinthians 13:5))

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit IS HEWN DOWN, AND CAST INTO THE FIRE. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.’  (Jesus, Matthew 7:16-20)

Examine yourself!! If you are producing evil fruit, you are NOT a good tree . . . no matter what you believe, and no matter what you’ve been told!!  Who are  you going to believe?

Yourself?  (‘The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?’  (Jeremiah 17:9))

Your pastor?  ( ‘ . . . let God be true, but every man a liar . . . ‘  (Romans 3:4))

Or the words of the one you say is your Lord?  (‘A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.’  (Jesus, Matthew 7:18))

If you have come to the painful conclusion that you are indeed bearing bad fruit . . . that another spirit is working in you, than the Holy Spirit (because it is the spirit/Spirit working in you that bears fruit after its own kind) . . . there is a remedy for that: REPENT!  The condemnation and sorrow you feel is called ‘Godly sorrow’ . . . the ‘conviction of the Holy Spirit’ . . . and it will produce a harvest of righteousness . . . IF you will submit to it.

Now I’m going to go way out on a limb with all this, but it represents my understanding, after much prayer and study. I am not claiming ‘thus saith the Lord’. I am not a prophet–just one who is curious. Consider it PRAYERFULLY and compare it with the Scriptures, and what you already know.

What I see coming is what I’ve BEEN seeing: a Russian/Chinese/Islamic coalition attacking America (I had previously believed this would be the Ezekiel 38 war, but I am no longer certain of that).

I believe that the Psalms 83 and Zechariah 12 wars are the same. (The Zechariah 14 war will be several years later, when The Antichrist enters Jerusalem and the temple.)  These are the nations that Psalms 83 says will attack Israel together:

  • Edom = Palestinians and Southern Jordanians
  • Ishmaelites = Saudis, Arabs
  • Moab = Palestinians and Central Jordanians
  • Hagarenes = Egyptians
  • Gebal = Hezbollah, Lebanese
  • Ammon = Palestinians
  • Amalek = Arabs of Sinai Peninsula
  • Philistines = Hamas of Gaza Strip
  • Tyre = Hezbollah, Southern Lebanese
  • Assur = Syrians and Northern Iraqis

God will destroy those nations that come against Israel, and she will enlarge her borders. Then all her children will come home (from all 12 tribes will return), and the temple will be rebuilt.

Isaiah 13-26 is a timeline. It spells out the doom of all the Psalms 83 nations that come against Israel. (Chapters 25-26 speak of the return of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and the wrath of God–confirming it as a timeline.) Interwoven throughout (chapter 13, 21:9, and perhaps 23, is the fall of Babylon (America). This correlates with another timeline of sorts: Ezekiel 33-48.

That passage begins with the watchmen (who are calling out a warning right now), then God’s anger at the shepherds who have not cared for His sheep, Him seeking out His flock (of all twelve tribes) and gathering them to the mountains of Israel (correlating with Rev. 12:6, 14), then the Psalms 83 war. (There is time overlap in these chapters.)

Ezekiel 37 describes the complete reunification of all of Israel. The chapter is ‘layered’. It speaks of all the tribes returning to the land of Israel (hasn’t happened yet) and also of when the resurrection takes place. Chapters 38-39 speak of the God/Magog war, which appears (based on the timeline) to be the war of Armageddon. Chapters 40-48 describe the time of the Millennium. That chapters 40-48 describe the time after the Lord’s return, is confirmed by Ez. 47:12. The sequence of the entire passage confirms it to be another timeline.

‘And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. ‘ (Ez. 47:12)

(Ezekiel 47:12 echoes Revelation 22:2.)

But back to America: Nahum 2 & 3, Isaiah 13, 21:9, and perhaps 23, and Revelation 18.

The ultimate fall of the Antichrist, who comes forth from America, is detailed in Isaiah 14. Note verses 15-20, concerning him:

‘Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?

All the kings of the nations, [even] all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, [and as] the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because THOU HAST DESTROYED THY LAND, [AND] SLAIN THY PEOPLE: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.’

I believe history will say of Obama, that he accomplished this in America:

‘He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do [that] which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall SCATTER AMONG THEM THE PREY, AND SPOIL, AND RICHES: [yea], and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.’ (Daniel 11:24)

and this:

‘Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a STRANGE GOD, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with glory: and he shall CAUSE THEM TO RULE OVER MANY, and SHALL DIVIDE THE LAND FOR GAIN.’ (Daniel 11:39)

Daniel 11:21-45 describes The Antichrist twice: verses 21-35 and verses 36-45.

I believe he is doing much behind the scenes, and has divided the people and the land between those who will help him to take down America. He has already given 7 (I think that’s the right number) Alaskan Islands to the Russians.

I believe he has made an alliance with, or is aiding, the Psalms 83 nations to destroy Israel, while counting on his Russian/Chinese/Islamic allies to simultaneously help him subdue America. I believe they will betray him though, by going beyond his agenda for America, to completely destroy it. (The fatal head wound of North America? One of 7 continents?)

Thus, while he is preoccupied with helping his Psalms 83 allies against Israel, his Russian/Chinese/Islamic allies will destroy America (Babylon). Daniel 11:44 will take place:

‘But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth WITH GREAT FURY TO DESTROY, AND UTTERLY TO MAKE AWAY MANY.’

I suspect he will launch a nuclear attack against them, where they are presently headquartered: in Syria. Thus fulfilling Isaiah 17:1

‘The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.’

(Is Zechariah 14:21 another hint as to the identitiy of the one who will set himself up in the temple and declare that he is God (The Antichrist)?

‘Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be NO MORE THE CANAANITE IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD OF HOSTS.’)

(Interesting note: Isaiah 23:13 seems to refer to Nimrod. Is this a clue that there is a connection between Nimrod and the Antichrist?)

Again, I’m going way out on a limb here, but this is where my studies have led thus far.

Jesus is God in flesh.  He is the living Word of God:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’  (John 1:1)

Jesus was never an angel, cherubim, or other heavenly, created being.  Jesus was not a good man who came and kept all of God’s laws.  Jesus is not simply one manifestation of a ‘christ consciousness’.

Jesus is the only BEGOTTEN son of God.

‘And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.’  (Luke 1:30-35)

‘And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.’  (John 1:14)

‘In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.’  (1 John 4:9)

When people, for any reason, try to persuade us that the gospel of John should not be in the Bible–understand, it is because the gospel of John repeatedly testifies that Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON of God, and they reject this truth.

‘Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.’

(1 John 4:2-3)

Salvation is only found in Jesus.  He is the only one who was able to pay the price for our sins.

‘And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed [it], and brake [it], and gave [it] to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.’  (Jesus, Matthew 26:26-28)

And His gospel is this:

‘From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, REPENT: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’  (Jesus, Matthew 4:17)

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever SHALL DO and TEACH [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.’

(Jesus, Matthew 5:17-20)

‘And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.’  (Jesus, Matthew 19:17)

‘Then one of them, [which was] a lawyer, asked [him a question], tempting him, and saying, Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law?

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt LOVE THE LORD THY GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt LOVE THEY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’  (Jesus, Matthew 22:35-40)

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye LOVE ONE ANOTHER; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.’  (Jesus, John 13:34)

‘Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, BAPTIZING them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost*: Teaching them to OBSERVE ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.’  (Matthew 28:19-20) (* Yes, Jesus taught the Trinity.)

To recap–Jesus gospel is:

  • Repent
  • Be baptized
  • Keep the Commandments
  • Love one another
  • Share this gospel with everyone

Any other gospel is ‘another gospel’!  Any other Jesus is ‘another Jesus’!

‘I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that which we have preached unto you, LET HIM BE ACCUSED. As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, LET HIM BE ACCURSED.’  (Galatians 1:6-9)

If your church is preaching any other gospel than the gospel that Jesus preached, or any other Jesus than the Jesus described above: GET OUT, lest you be a partaker of their sins and suffer their judgment!

Given to Marcus on 8/10/12

“For all that of old that you have heard

Shall NOW come upon the earth as a swift bird;

Darkness shall come as you approach the end of the year

For nations shall be covered with fear.

The seals are breaking fast

And the cup of iniquity overflows at last

For My warnings to America have fallen on deaf ears

And now men shall choke on their own tears.

Because they have rejected My life

Soon they shall eat of the fruits of their own strife.

The streets shall become graves in the night

But you must prepare to hold your place without fright.

By November hidden deceptions will become clear as water

And chaos shall begin the slaughter.

From the skies shall come a sign

With My Kingdom will it’s time to align.

Pillage and plunder shall come to the cities and towns

And the enemy shall try to take away your crowns.

The East and West shall see My hand,

And who shall escape the mystery in the middle of the land?

They have mocked My Word and My Name;

Did they think My judgments are a game?

Stand up My prophets and cry aloud in boldness;

For I now judge America’s coldness.

The blood of the innocent cries aloud before My throne

But now in great power comes the little stone.

For My hand shall come swift against your sin

I gave you time to enter in.

But in your filth you chose your course

Now see the Revelation horse.

The angels of correction now ride fast and hard

America, you have played your final card.

Did I not call you out oh land of the Eagle?

I called you to be holy, royal and regal!

But you forsook Me for idols and pleasure above all;

Now I will bring you down to barely crawl.

Let tears come to the eyes of My watchmen

For the time of reaping of your national sin.

For the FULNESS of evil shall now play out

As your heart oh America is ever so stout.

I have sent My prophets to warn

But your heart was only one of scorn.

From Hollywood to the White House shall you now see

All of Satan’s plans he has for thee.

Did I not call you to come out of her and repent?

But you still reject the watchmen and prophets I have sent.

Because you chose to eat of the pleasures of sin

You shall now find My judgments on your food supply within.

You have opened your borders to the foreign order

Now you shall see the enemy surround every border.

The terrorists shall soon arise from their posts

And you shall see the dirty bombs and terrors from the sky come to your coasts.

The man in your capital house shall now show his true face

As you see him greet those of a fallen AND foreign race.

Many saints shall soon be hunted as prey;

But in My secret place they now must stay.

What must we do cries those of a hearing ear

I will show My elect My supernatural protection the end of this year.

For at the end of the year and in 2013 you will see the weakness of your nation

But I warn you not to give place to deception and frustration.

Perilous times you will go through

Never can it be the same for the red, white and blue.

Oh major cities of every nation

You are about to see the worst destruction since creation.

The controllers shall soon openly show their arrogant plan

Upon the screens and radios they shall taunt every man.

Creatures “of the night” shall be among you commonly in the day

But I will give My elect the power to make them their prey.

People will begin to disappear in the night season

Oh your government knows well the reason.

I will make the month of December

A time for the whole world to remember.

The feathers of the Great Eagle shall be stripped this Fall

And Lady Liberty shall never again stand tall.

Baby George and others before him paved the way

Now Obama shall see his day.

JFK was the last true man for a truly white house bold and free

All those that followed did not have a TRUE heart for Me…”

(Marcus, 8/29/12)

Last night, I was praying and pondering these verses:

‘Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.’  (Matthew 7:22-23)

And I wondered . . . how can we be sure He knows us?  Perhaps this is one of those times that God inspired the question.  Ordinarily I would have just though: If we’ve repented, trusted Jesus for salvation, and are living in obedience to Him . . . walking with Him, surely He knows us.  But that was not the answer that God impressed upon me.  Instead, this was:

‘He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.’  (1John 4:8)

And more Scriptures followed:

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.’  (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

‘If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.’  (1 John 4:20-21)

‘My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.’  (1 John 3:18)

‘If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be [ye] warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what [doth it] profit?’  (James 2:15-16)

‘And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.  And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.  And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.’  (1 John 3:22-24)

The Bible tells us that in the latter days there will be a great falling away.  It also talks about deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons in the end times.  But here is how Jesus described that falling away:

‘And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.’  (Matthew 24:12)

How does iniquity (‘lawlessness’; ‘contempt and violation of law’) cause our love to wax cold?  I’m still waiting for revelation on that.  Could this be part of it though?  One of the reasons for the law, is that we would not trespass against one another.  When people don’t follow the law, they DO trespass against one another, and wound one another.  A lawless society is a ‘me first’ society.  When people are ‘looking out for number one’ they don’t seem to realize, or care, how much they hurt others.

When we are hurt, it can be hard to forgive.  When we are repeatedly ‘trespassed against’, we can get to the place where we HATE people in general, not necessarily even any particular person.  Technically, we may believe we aren’t being unforgiving, or aren’t hating, because we have no particular target in mind.  But when we get to the point where we hate people, our heart is hardened.  Could this be what Jesus was talking about?  Is there any of us who can’t identify with feeling this way?

How do we guard against this?  How do we watch the wretched things people do to one another, and not grow to hate humanity?  This is something that all of us who are living now are going to have to seek God about.  Certainly we must forgive others, AS GOD FORGIVES US (in the midst of our unworthiness), understanding that the debt we owed Him was FAR greater than the debt anyone owes us.  We can also remember Jesus’ words: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’.  And we can keep in mind that the whole world lies in darkness and

‘ . . . we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].’  (Ephesians 6:12)

We must guard our heart with all diligence, because if we don’t have love it doesn’t matter WHAT we do, in the end it will profit us nothing.

‘Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.’  (Proverbs 4:23)