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People have NOT always been this way.

Have you ever stopped to wonder what brought about such a huge and tragic transformation in the character of mankind?

‘For men shall be
–lovers of their own selves,
–covetous,
–boasters,
–proud,
–blasphemers,
–disobedient to parents,
–unthankful,
–unholy,
–Without natural affection,
–trucebreakers,
–false accusers,
–incontinent, [lacking self control]
–fierce,
–despisers of those that are good,
–Traitors,
–heady, [rash/reckless]
–highminded, [blinded by pride; arrogant, haughty, insolent]
–lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
–Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:

–> **from such turn away.** <–

. . . Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.’
(2 Tim. 3:3-5, 7)

I will tell you, in a word, why people have become this way:

TELEVISION !!

More than 60 years of social programming, and the list of sociopathic tendencies that Paul described 2,000 years ago, have now become a widespread reality in the Western World.

If you’ve lived as long as I have, you have witnessed the full program as it was put forth over the airwaves, little by little, leading us into deeper and more wicked sins as a nation, as time went on. If you’ve lived as long as I have, you have witnessed the character of our people change from innocence, generosity, love, honesty, fairness, respect for authority, patriotism, community-mindedness and concern for the welfare of others to . . . the sick, twisted description given above! (AND MORE!!, because that only describes their ATTITUDES . . . their behavior is even worse!)

You cannot name ONE thing on that list that has not subtly (or blatantly) been modeled and promoted as an American value, through television, over the course of the last few decades. That list is a comprehensive description of American television–read it again. Many of you are into the programming so deeply that you can’t even see it.

 

TV 1958

So . . . WHEN will you turn yours off?!!! Are you still allowing your CHILDREN to sit in front of the one-eyed monster, and have their consciences seared and their brains rewired to produce the sort of sociopathic monsters described above? Do you really think they are somehow immune? Don’t kid yourself–the programming is HIGHLY effective in producing the sort of minions that Satan needs to help run his kingdom!

And don’t deceive yourself that children’s TV is any better. ‘They’ have this down to a science. It’s just very SUBTLE at the level aimed at young children–symbols and very subtle things that most of us would not even pick up on. They ratchet up the brainwashing later, but they begin laying the foundation with the little kids.

Nowadays, everyone thinks this is ‘normal’, the way the kids act–the rebellion, the disrespect for authority, the disdain for adults, the self-centeredness and arrogance–because they are ALL being subjected to the same programming! But this is NOT NORMAL!!! This is what happens when you let Satan help you raise your kids. (YES, that is EXACTLY what is going on when you sit them down in front of his programming device.)

We Have Been Bewitched

Is Your TV Stealing Your Soul?

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In order to understand why it is wrong for a Christian to celebrate Halloween, we must understand how God feels about the celebration of death and darkness , rebellion, and magic/sorcery. . .

 

1.  ‘But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.’  (Proverbs 8:36)

 

2.  ‘Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.’  (Jeremiah 28:16)

 

3.   ‘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.’  (Deuteronomy 21:18-21)

 

4.  ‘For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. . . ‘ (1 Samuel 15:23)

 

5.  ‘If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:’  (Psalm 66:18)

 

6.  ‘A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.’  (Leviticus 20:27)

 

7.   ‘Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.’  (Exodus 22:18)

 

8.  ‘Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.’  (Leviticus 19:31)

 

9.  ‘And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.’  (2 Kings 21:6)

 

10.   ’And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.  For I am the LORD, I change not . . . ‘  (Malacchi 3:5-6)

 

11.   ‘ . . . Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.  But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation ) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

 

Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?  And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

 

Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.’  (Acts 13:7-12)

 

12.  ‘The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.’  (Numbers 14:18)

 

13.   ‘Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.’  (Galatians 5:19-21)

 

14.   ‘Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.  Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? . . . ‘  (1 Corinthians 10:21-22)

 

15.   ‘He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil . . . In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.’  (1 John 3:8-10)

 

16.   ‘For 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)

 

17.   ‘He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.’  (Revelation 21:7-8)

 

18.   ‘And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.  Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.  So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.’  (Acts 19:18-20)

 

19.   ‘Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.’  (3 John 1:11)

 

20.  ‘O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.’  (Psalm 96:9)

 

21.  ‘But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light’  (1 Peter 2:9)

 

22.  ‘For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light’  (Ephesians 5:8)

 

23.   ‘And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.’  (Ephesians 5:11)

 

24.   ‘ . . . what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.’   (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

 

25.   ‘Abstain from all appearance of evil.’  (1 Thessalonians 5:22)

 

26.   ‘And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.’  (Leviticus 20:26)

 

27.   ‘Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation*; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.’  (1 Peter 1:13-16)

*conversation = behavior

 

28.   ‘There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancerFor all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

 

Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.  For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.’  (Deuteronomy 18:10-14)

 

29.   ‘Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.’  (Revelation 22:14-15)

 

30.   ‘And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.’  (Revelation 21:27)

 

31.  ‘I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members* servants to righteousness unto holiness.’  (Romans 6:19)

*members = body parts

 

32.  ‘And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.’  (Ephesians 4:24)

 

33.  ‘For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. . . But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.’  (Romans 6:20, 22-23)

 

34.  ‘For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.  He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.’  (1 Thessalonians 4:7-8)

 

35.  ‘Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord’  (Hebrews 12:14)

 

36.  ‘Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

 

For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:  Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you’  (1 Peter 4:1-4)

 

37.  ‘Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!’  (Isaiah 5:20)

 

38.    ‘For men shall be lovers of their own selves . . . unholy . . . lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.’ (2 Thessalonians 3:2, 4-5)

 

39.   ‘This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me . . . ‘ (Matthew 15:8-9)

 

40.   ‘And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.’  (Revelation 9:20-21)

 

41.  ‘And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. . . she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. . . And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. . . for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’  (From Revelation 18:1-2, 8, 21,23)

 

From beginning to end, the Bible is clear:  God hates rebellion, and He hates sorcery/witchcraft. He wants His people to be holy, and separate themselves from every thing that defiles.  This sounds simple enough–but Jesus said:

 

‘ . . . strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.’  (Matt. 7:14)

 

Let me tell you why that is:  because just ‘believing in’ Jesus isn’t enough.  You must OBEY Him too.

 

‘Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that DOETH the will of my Father which is in heaven.’  (Matt. 7:21)

 

‘Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.  But be ye DOERS of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.’  (James 1:21-22)

Yes, as Christians we walk in grace and God’s forgiveness (when we repent), but every time we sin it is added to OUR NATION’S ‘cup of iniquity’.

 

When God’s people walk uprightly, that influence spreads throughout their nation–often the entire nation is blessed because of their presence and influence.  But when God’s people turn to sin (or simply fail to stand AGAINST sin), their nation begins a downward spiral of depravity that results in God’s judgment (if they don’t turn to Him in repentance first–and most won’t). We are the ‘salt’.  Salt is a preservative.  (How long does home-baked, preservative free food last compared to processed food that has preservatives in it?)   Without ‘salt’ or with only ‘salt that has lost its savor’, there is nothing to stop the rapid proliferation of sin within a society.

 

Because sin is taught from one  generation to the next by example, each generation grows more wicked than the one before. The more wickedly a nation behaves, the more hardened the people’s hearts become, the more defiled they become, and the more demonic entities take up residence in their land (and inside the people).  This ultimately leads to DEEP depravity and wickedness in a nation, where the innocent suffer greatly at the hands of the wicked (assault, rape, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, abortion, murder, human sacrifice).  God eventually will have to step in and judge the nation, and this means even more suffering and loss of lives.

 

Sin may seem fun at the beginning, but it leads to great suffering two to three generations later.  Two generations later is one’s GRANDCHILDREN, people!  It is our grandchildren who will suffer from the sins our generation indulged in, and the process we set in motion.  Once the door is opened to sin, it will not be shut again until this whole process has played out.  Sin has a horrible ripple effect, passing down through one’s children and grandchildren.  There is great sorrow in watching your children go astray, and teach their children to go astray, each generation becoming more and more wicked and depraved.

 

When you open the door to sin, you bring great suffering upon your future descendants, as well as yourself.  Many of us are old enough to have seen this happen.  We grew up in a country that was peaceful and mostly safe for children.  We enjoyed great freedom and blessing as children.  But now it is not safe for a child to play or walk to the store alone.  They are not safe in a boyscout troop or attending school.  Dangerous, wicked people of every stripe lie in wait for them (kidnappers, Satanists, homosexuals, pedophiles, murderers).  They are not even safe among their peers as some of them have already become Satanists, pedophiles, homosexuals, and murderers.  And if the risk of them suffering physical harm at the hands of such people were not dangerous enough, there is also the very real danger of them being pulled into the company of the wicked and learning their ways.  They are encircled by the wicked every day.

 

I’m hoping this short video will illustrate how God judges nations. The Bible speaks of a cup of God’s fury or a cup of His indignation. People in times past have talked about a ‘cup of iniquity’ (cup of sin). Here is the way I picture it: The sins of a nation are recorded in Heaven. They slowly fill an imaginary ‘cup of iniquity’ and once it is full, it reaches the tipping point. When it is full, it becomes the cup of God’s wrath, and it tips and is poured out on the people.

 

All of a nation’s sins will eventually be punished–but not necessarily at the time they happen. God forbears and suffers long, as He gives the people time to repent. But usually they won’t, and the whole process of ever increasing wickedness will have to play itself out.  Eventually a generation comes along that goes full bore into every kind of wickedness imaginable (second or third generation?), and the cup fills up quickly and ALL the nation’s punishment (even for sins long past) comes down upon THEIR heads.

 

As you watch this video, be mindful that it represents how YOUR sins can be poured out upon the  heads of your grandchildren.  (If you are young and don’t yet  have children or grandchildren–imagine it being poured out on the head of someone you love with all your heart–because that is how you will someday feel about your grandchildren.)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byw9ogXQptI

 

(Although God’s judgment is a horrible thing, it is also a blessing because it serves as a ‘reset’ and gives hope to future generations on the other side of it.)

The Tribulation is NOT what Hal Lindsey or the ‘Left Behind’ books would have you believe.  The Tribulation is NOT the Seven Seals and the Seven Trumpets–although those things will be happening at the same time.  Instead, The Tribulation is the time spoken of by the prophet Daniel.

 

‘I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.’  (Dan. 7:21-22)

 

and by John the Revelator:

 

‘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.’  (Rev. 13:7)

 

The words ‘tribulation’ is also translated ‘persecution’.

 

Here are two passages relating to the same events.  Both say ‘persecution’ in the KJV–but one of the passages uses the same Greek word [G2347]  that is translated as ‘tribulation’ in Matt. 24.

 

‘Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution [G2347] that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.’  (Acts 11:19)

 

‘And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution [G1375] against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.’  (Acts 8:1)

 

Two different Greek words (G1375 and G2347)  are used to describe the same event, that we would call a ‘persecution’.  But one of the words (G2347) is also translated ‘tribulation’ in other places (primarily Matt. 24).

 

Now that we have confirmed that G2347 (thlipsis) means both ‘tribulation’ AND ‘persecution’, where else is the word used?

 

‘Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted [G2347], and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.’  (Matt. 24:9)

 

Then they shall deliver you up to be PERSECUTED, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.  Then they shall deliver you up to TRIBULATION, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

 

‘For then shall be great tribulation [G2347], such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.’  (Matt. 24:21)

 

For then shall be great PERSECUTION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

 

‘Immediately after the tribulation G2347 of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:’  (Matt. 24:29)

 

Immediately after the PERSECUTION of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

 

The Tribulation / Persecution is NOT God’s judgment.  THAT comes AFTER The Tribulation / Persecution.

 

‘And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth JUDGE AND MAKE WAR.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.’  (Rev. 19:11, 13)

 

‘Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?  I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the DAY OF VENGEANCE is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. . . . And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.’ (Is. 63:2-4, 6)

 

‘For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS SERVANTS at her hand.’  (Rev. 19:2)

 

When the last martyr has died, the Lord will come and avenge the blood of all his servants, at the hands of the wicked.  That is ‘The Day of The Lord’.  It comes at the END of ‘The Tribulation’, which is the time of worldwide persecution of Christians and Jews.

 

‘And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

 

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

 

And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.’  (Rev. 6:9-11)

 

‘The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the DAY OF VENGEANCE of our God; to comfort all that mourn;’  (Is. 61:1-2)

 

‘For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy. Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for HE WILL AVENGE THE BLOOD OF  HIS SERVANTS, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.’  (Deut. 32:40-43)

 

We need to understand that persecution is coming, and we are not going to be ‘Raptured before it comes.  Those who are not prepared to face persecution . . . according to Jesus . . . will fall away.  He warned His disciples ahead of time, so that they would not be offended.  I hope this note will  help to  prepare you, so that persecution will not catch YOU unawares and cause YOU to fall away.

 

‘But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.’  (Matt. 13:20-21)

 

‘Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.’  (Matt. 24:9-10)

 

‘Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. . .

These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.

 

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.  And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. . .’  (John 15:20-21, 16:1-4)

Although many will say ‘God is in control’ and ‘God is still on the throne’, that is not true to the extent that most people think.

 

In the beginning, God appointed Adam and Eve to rule over the Earth:

 

‘And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.’  (Gen. 1:28)

 

But when Adam and Eve yielded themselves to obey Satan, he became their master.

 

‘Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?’  (Romans 6:16)

 

When they surrendered themselves to Satan, all that was theirs (dominion over the Earth) became his.

 

‘In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.’  (2 Cor. 4:4)

 

‘And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.  And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.’  (Luke 4:5-6)

 

The whole world is now experiencing the ‘knowledge of good and evil’ firsthand.  There is now a hierarchy of fallen angels ruling over the Earth.

 

‘For 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)

 

Out of all the peoples of the Earth, God called a man out to submit to Him and be under His authority.  That man was Abraham.  God then became his God (and the God of whomever of his descendants would also submit to Him).’And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

 

And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.’  (Gen. 17:1-8)

 

‘And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:’  (Gen. 28:20-21)

 

Abraham’s descendants, through Isaac and Jacob, are known as ‘Israel’.  Israel is a nation of twelve different tribes.  (The ‘Jews’ are of the tribe of Judah.)  God called Israel to be HIS people, among all of the people of the Earth (who belonged to Satan and his fallen angels).  Israel was called to constantly rebel against Satan and his dominion over the Earth, by submitting themselves to God and HIS statutes, instead of submitting themselves to Satan.  But time and again they chose to submit themselves to Satan, and came again under his dominion.  God would allow Satan to persecute and oppress the Israelites (through the neighboring nations that belonged to Satan), until the people would cry out in repentance and willingly submit themselves to God again.  While they were in submission to God, God would appoint His angels to watch over them.

 

‘Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia’ [the fallen angel that rules over the Persian (Iranian) people] ‘withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael,’ [one of God’s Holy Angels, appointed over the Israelites] ‘one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.  . . .  Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.’   (Dan. 10:12-13, 20-21)

 

‘And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

 

And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.’  (2 Kings 6:15-17)

 

‘The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.’  (Psalm 34:7)

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The Bible tells us that:

 

‘And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.’  (Rev. 12:7-9)

 

We are also told that:

 

‘Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;’  (1 Tim. 4:1)

 

If devils are imparting ‘doctrines of devils’ to men . . . is it not reasonable to assume that some of them are appearing directly to men to do so?  We know for certain that Mohammed (Islam) and Joseph Smith (Mormonism) claimed that angels had appeared to them and taught them the doctrines that they later taught to others.

 

‘Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.’  (1 John 4:1)

 

When men listen to these fallen angels, and spread their message to others, they are most certainly false prophets.  Jesus warned us that in the end times

 

‘ . . . many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.’  (Matt. 24:11)

 

Given that we are told there would be a war in heaven in the latter days (Rev. 12:7), and that many in the latter times would give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils . . . and the fact that so many of today’s (‘mainstream Christian’) false prophets claim to have been visited by angels, we should be EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS about any sort of angelic visitation that WE might have!  (In fact, we should command them to flee, in Jesus’ name.  Only a Holy Angel could remain in that case.)

 

‘And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.’  (2 Cor. 11:14-15)

 

We are also warned that part of the strong delusion that overtakes the world will include a ‘False Prophet’.  This False Prophet will be at the forefront of leading the people to worship Satan.  He will appear to be Christian, but will speak doctrines of demons.

 

‘And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

 

And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 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: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.’  (Rev. 13:11-18)

 

‘And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.’  (Rev. 16:13)

 

This world will eventually be ruled by a political leader who is demon possessed (The Son of Perdition) and a (demon possessed) religious leader who promotes him.  It is important to understand that JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE BELIEVES IN JESUS AND PROFESSES TO BE A CHRISTIAN, DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE ONE!

 

‘And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.’  (2 Cor. 11:14-15)

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Now, we have wandered a bit beyond the point of this note . . .

 

There was a time when America submitted herself to God and was under His protection.  But through widespread sin, the removing of God’s Commandments, and the making of new laws which legalize sin, America has now submitted herself to Satan and is again under his dominion.  In other words, America is no longer ‘one nation under God’.  As vassals of Satan, it is up to HIM which power or principality (fallen angel) will be appointed to rule over us.  Right now it seems to be the prince of Babylon.  Perhaps it will be Allah.  But make no mistake, God is no longer the God of America.  We have rejected Him, and unless and until we repent, He has turned His back on America.

 

 

If we wish to have the protection and blessing of God, we must repent and submit to His Commandments.  Although it is  highly unlikely that America as a whole will repent and turn to God, we still must sound the alarm.  Please share this article, if you feel led.

‘And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.’  (Matt. 24:11)

They are here amongst us now.  Some of YOU may even be one.  (Yes, if you are making false predictions based on false doctrines, you are making false prophecies!! )

‘Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.’  (<–  HAS THIS HAPPENED YET ??!! )

‘Behold, I have told you before.  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’   ( <– AS IN: HIGHLY VISIBLE ?? )  (Matt. 24:23-27)

Immediately after the tribulation of those days‘ ( <– WHEN ? TAKE NOTE ! )

shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:’  (HAS THIS HAPPENED YET? )

AND THEN‘  ( <– !!! )

‘shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see‘  (<– NO SECRET PRETRIB RAPTURE )

‘the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.’  (Matt. 24:29-30)

Who do YOU believe:  JESUS or Jerry Jenkins?  JESUS or Hal Lindsay?  JESUS or many people?

‘God forbid: yea, let GOD be true, but every man a liar; as it is written . . . ‘  (Romans 3:4)

READ  YOUR BIBLE!!

Two thousand years ago, a prophet had a vision of the future. The time he saw appears to be in our very near future. Pharmaceutical drugs would be prevalent. Homosexuality and violence would be widespread. There would be earthquakes, wars, and famines throughout the globe.

He warned of a huge, powerful government with global influence. It would be tied in with major corporations. The government would be very wicked at its core. The leader would be evil and narcissistic. He would be idolized by the people, and would demand their worship. A powerful, false, religious system would endorse him, and aid him in his endeavors.

This government would have the technology to be able to control all the people on Earth. In order to be able to buy or sell things, the people would have to take a mark in their forehead or in their hand. All who wouldn’t would be shut out of the system.

It would be a time of great tyranny, and a time of much bloodshed. The mark would require a pledge of loyalty. This pledge would be a rejection of the true and living God–Jesus Christ. All who took the mark would be forever damned.

This day is fast approaching. Look around you. Look at your culture. Look at what the idols of music, movies, and sports are promoting. How much of this prophecy has not yet been fulfilled?

How could a man have made all this up 2,000 years ago? Technology did not even exist in that day. People did not have indoor toilets. Water had to be carried from wells. People grew their own food . . . raised their own animals. Only shamans and witch doctors employed drugs. Earthquakes were exceedingly rare. There were no corporations.

Two thousand years ago he saw it. Today things are falling into place. I urge you to read the last book of the Bible: Revelation.

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Oh–and one last thing . . . a major twist in the plot: what is today calling itself ‘Christianity’ is not what the Bible calls Christianity. Today’s false Christianity may very well be an integral part of the false religious system that the prophet warned about.

Remember–it was the religious leaders of His day that persecuted and killed Jesus and His followers. Put your faith in GOD–not the teachings of men. Read the Bible for yourself, and ask God to show you what it means and how it is relevant to you.

Lets Celebrate

In America, we love to celebrate holidays.  Birthday celebrations are a way to honor someone we love.  It is only fitting that American Christians would think it’s a great idea to have a big celebration to honor Jesus’ birthday.  But nowhere in the Bible is there ANY indication that Jesus, or His family, or His disciples/apostles celebrated His birthday.

So, to celebrate Jesus’ birthday is totally an invention of man.

Now, for reasons that we don’t always understand, God is very particular about how we worship Him.  One principle that has been consistently true is that GOD wants to tell us how to celebrate Him.  The few times that men have taken it upon themselves to do things THEIR way have had marked and memorably bad results.

  • Cain thought that God would love the bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains that he brought as a sacrifice to Him.  It was a fresh idea . . . an expression of his love and gratitude (or so he probably thought) . . . but God was not pleased.
  • Nadab and Abihu used ‘strange fire’ to light the incense in the temple.  That was when the people learned that there are two kinds of fire: one that proceeds from God, and one that doesn’t.  The fire from God consumed Nadab and Abihu.
  • The children of Israel needed to move the Ark of the Covenant, but instead of bearing it on their shoulders as God had taught them, they placed it on an oxcart.  ‘Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.  And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.’

In all three of these cases, men were simply doing what they thought was best.  From what I can see, none of them had bad motives.  In each case, the displeased response of God seemed to come as a shock.  People were happy and excited . . . they were doing what they thought was the right thing, or a loving thing . . . and God reacted with what seemed to be a very unloving, thankless response.

In none of these cases do we know of any particular law that said ‘don’t do ____________’, and yet the people WERE being disobedient.  God saw their hearts.  Their motives don’t appear to US to be wrong.  They don’t appear to be deliberately breaking any rule–and yet, they WERE disobedient.  They were disobedient because God had laid out specific instructions for how things were to be done YET THEY DID THINGS THEIR OWN WAY INSTEAD.  They did what seemed to THEM to be right . . . thinking that their way was just as good as how God had told them to do things, or maybe better . . . and they usurped God’s authority in the process.

Think about that.  Let it sink in.  When God gives us instruction for what we are supposed to do, and how we are supposed to do it . . . IF WE DO IT DIFFERENTLY we are USURPING HIS AUTHORITY.  We are showing that we have not yet submitted ourselves to God’s authority.  We are revealing that we think WE can make judgments that are just as good as God’s, or better.  We are being presumptuous, and competing with Him to be in charge.

Now, lets think again about ‘Christmas’.  Did God ordain this holiday?  No.  Do we have ANY example of Jesus or the early Christians having such a celebration?  No.  Does God ever specifically say ‘don’t celebrate Jesus birthday’?  No.  BUT THAT DOESN’T MATTER.

Do you still think your ways are as good as, or better than God’s ways?  Having seen the examples we just looked at, do you think it is such a good idea for you to launch out on your own and do something that God has not told us to do?  Are you so much better than Cain, Nadab and Abihu, and Uzza that you think God will overlook your presumptuousness based on the good motives of your heart?

If you think so, then go ahead and celebrate Christmas.  Some people have to find out the hard way.  But remember, you have something that Cain, Nadab, Abihu and Uzza didn’t have: you have their examples, and YOU have received a warning.

(As for Halloween . . . do I really NEED to write a note telling you not to celebrate Halloween?)

 

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