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I was recently in a conversation with someone, about Sid Roth  (Host of a TV show called ‘It’s Supernatural’).  After having given more thought and prayer to the question of Sid Roth . . . here is my position:

2 Timothy 4:1-4 tells us:

“I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Preach the word;
be instant in season, out of season;
reprove,
rebuke,
exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

I can only speculate as to why a man who is given a large audience, who claims to follow Jesus, who should know the word of God . . . why a man in such an advantageous position as his, to do great work for the LORD . . . would not obey Paul’s charge.

The Bible tells us that

“The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven . . . [and Jesus told them] A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. . . ” (Matthew 16:1-4)

The Western World today also, meets the definition of ‘a wicked and adulterous generation’.

As far as signs and wonders in our day, this is what the Bible warns:

“[Even him–the Antichrist], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” (2 Thessalonians 2:9)

Jesus himself warned:

“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.” (Matthew 24:24)

“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect.” (Mark 13:22)

The signs that WILL happen during the end times, are said to be for the purpose of deceiving the elect (Christians)!!

Now, with all that in mind, and the fact that these things ARE ALREADY HAPPENING–is it too much to expect that a true Christian, whom God has blessed with a means of reaching many people . . . that God would use such a person to EXPOSE the deception?

The fact that Sid Roth does NOT reprove or rebuke these false miracle workers, and (from what I saw) does not ask probing questions or hold their actions and beliefs up to the light of God’s Word, leads me to believe that this man is a participant in the false signs and wonders that Jesus warned us about.

I can only guess at his heart–whether he is doing this knowingly, or in ignorance. However, the fact that he makes his living in this manner leads me to think that if he IS ignorant, it is willingly so.

It is said that Sid Roth has a powerful anointing himself. Not every anointing is from God. But it is possible that his is.

Back to 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

“[Even him–the Antichrist], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause GOD SHALL SEND THEM strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

It is quite possible that God is using Sid Roth to help spread the Strong Delusion. MAKE NO MISTAKE, this delusion will have an EXTREMELY powerful anointing . . . from God!! Only those who love the truth will be saved from it.

And where is truth? Is it in an experience? In spiritual manifestations? In powerful anointings? (As we have seen, there can purposely be a powerful anointing of God . . . ON DELUSION!)

Truth, my friends, is found in the Word of God–the Bible. Anything that does not conform to the doctrines that the Apostles outlined for the Church is not in alignment with the truth! There are NO present day Apostles. There is no NEW revelation of truth from God!! There are no signs and wonders to win the lost. Everything that we need is right there in the King James Bible.

As tempting as the fruit of the forbidden tree was to Adam and Eve–they had only ONE commandment to follow. ONE boundary. Yet they chose instead to follow temptation and transgress that one boundary.

We, today, have ONE SOURCE for truth–the Bible. Will we accept the boundary of ONE that God has given to us, or will we yield to temptation and disobey Him?

The stakes are as high for us, as they were for Adam and Eve. Those who transgress this boundary, who do not love the ONE source of truth that God has provided for us, who look for truth and understanding elsewhere . . . will end up believing the Great Delusion and being eternally damned!

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I believe, over a year ago, that the United States experienced a large influx of demonic spirits.  I can’t prove that, or explain why that might be–I can only tell you that I feel it.

Something has radically changed in America.  There is a spiritual darkness present here now, as the darkness that envelopes the land before a great storm.  I don’t know whether or  not you have sensed it too.

I’m sharing a list of suggestions, to help you protect yourself from things that are to come: deception and spiritual forces of evil (in whatever form they may manifest in our physical world).

Scripture tells us that a people without understanding (of God’s ways) will come to ruin.  Jesus says that we are as sheep among wolves, yet we should be as wise as serpents and as gentle as doves.

  • There is another dimension-an unseen spiritual world-that is intricately tied in with everything that happens in our world That world is eternal, ours is bound by time.  From that world, all dimensions are seen.  In our world, much that happens is not visible to us.  Our world is secondary to that world.  In that world, the story began–the story that never ends.  This world, as we know it, is coming to an end.  A new heavens and a new Earth will take its place, by the grace of God, because this one has been irreparably corrupted (no, I don’t mean global warming).
  • Everything really does boil down to the battle between good and evil That is the whole reason ‘our world’ was even created.  It was chosen to be the theater for the great battle between good and evil.
  • Don’t be so sure that you know what is going on–nothing is as it seems Many deceiving spirits are among us.  Theories abound.  Conspiracies abound.  A lot is going on, and a lot is being revealed.  God will show you what you need to know.  Be careful you don’t get caught up in the confusion and start defining people as ‘friends’ or ‘enemies’ by whether or not they share your current beliefs about what is going on–they may just know more (or less) about it, than you.
  • There is one force of good–spiritual forces of evil are attacking from many sides There is only one force for good, and it is far more powerful than the force of evil.  However, the force of evil is desperate, and is attacking from every side.  Stand firm and wait for God’s deliverance (no, not the ‘Rapture’) when you are besieged.  Have faith.  Resist evil and it will retreat.
  • Get back to the basics Don’t let yourself be taken on a tangent by new and intriguing teachings. There is much deception swirling around us.  Go back to the basics that God teaches us in the Bible, and hold on tight.
  • Search your heart often Our hearts our desperately wicked, yet if we would judge ourselves, we’d all see ourselves as innocent.  God judges the intent of our hearts.  It is your heart that decides toward what direction to point your will.  It is your heart that falls into sin first.  None of us is righteous.  Our greatest enemy lies within us, and we are blind to its true condition, and to its power to lead us astray.
  • Read your Bible & pray for understanding The Bible is God’s message to us, and is for God’s people only–no one else can understand it.  But, the Holy Spirit must teach you what it means.  Equip yourself for the days ahead, by learning it now.
  • Live by Biblical principles:  even if you don’t understand them–they protect you God’s rules form a hedge around you–not a hedge to keep you in, but a hedge to keep evil out.
  • Don’t follow the crowd Jesus told us that the path to destruction is wide and many people will go that way and, conversely, the way that leads to life is narrow, and few will find it.
  • Don’t be distracted by the trivial God, and his people, are being attacked from every side.   Stay focused, there are many important issues right now–don’t let the enemy distract you.
  • Be very suspicious of ‘miracles’ and supernatural displays Jesus promised that false messiahs and workers of miracles would abound in the latter days.  Don’t be surprised, and don’t be taken in, no matter how elaborate a ‘miracle’ may seem.  A lot can be done with money, technology, and demonic power.
  • Deceptions come in all sizes Don’t think something is too big and powerful, or too little and unimportant, to be fake.
  • Turn off your TV! More than anything else, this is the tool that Satan uses to unify people in their beliefs and actions.  It’s not about what shows you watch–it’s the whole paradigm for life, the whole package of values and beliefs, that is presented over and over and over and over . . . molding you without you even being aware.
  • Trust no one 100% Sadly, unfortunately, we have come to this point.
  • Be skeptical, think critically Don’t believe everything you see and hear, no matter  how often you see and hear it.  Don’t believe everything you are told–no matter who tells you.
  • Blindly follow no one Think for yourself.  It is largely your choices that will determine the course of your life.  Everyone has an agenda.  As times get tougher, people will become more self protective, deceptive and manipulative–in a word: less trustworthy.
  • Be responsible for yourself and your children Start taking on the responsibilities God gave you, because soon you will have to fight tooth and nail for them.  Everyone’s children will soon be taken away–because parental authority will be usurped by international treaty.  The irony is, you’ll still have the expense and responsibility for raising them, they’ll still live with you, but you will not have the freedom to choose what is in their best interest, or how you will raise or teach them.  (What do you think your family life will be like when your teenager realizes you have no legal authority over them?  Who will be running the show then?)
  • Protect what is important to you You are standing on the verge of losing everything that matters to you–and you don’t even see it.  Trust me–you’d better wake up and stand up to protect what is important to you now, while you still can.  After that, you’re going to have to decide which of your values and freedoms you are willing to die to hold onto, and which you’ll learn to live without.
  • Diligently protect your children! The real battle is for the hearts and minds of your children.  If you don’t believe me, look to history, look to other countries and their kidnapped child-soldiers, look to how our mandatory, liberal/progressive-run educational system is turning children against their parents.  ‘There is nothing new under the sun’–history repeats itself.  To see the future, examine the past.  Fight now, before it’s too late!
  • Teach your children Equip your children now, to face the deceptions ahead of them.  Your window of opportunity is closing.  Not only will you not be legally able (your parental authority will be gone),  your children will be turned against you in the schools where they are spending 30 or more hours a week under intense pressure from people whose values are in direct opposition to your own–people who have already begun a revolution, against the values we represent.
  • Think long and hard before surrendering your freedom for security An enemy will say anything to get you to surrender–it’s much easier on them than having to fight you!  They will even create a crisis, to convince you to surrender your freedom to them, in trade for the promise of peace and safety.
  • Remember that what you agree to do voluntarily, will later become mandatory Seems to be a basic principle in life.
  • Remember that if you don’t use self control, you will end up under someone else’s control Another seemingly basic principle in life.
  • Don’t be proud and arrogant Pride comes before a fall.  It’s pride and arrogance that got America into this mess.  It’s pride and arrogance that God hates.
  • Don’t be sucked in by flattery Oldest trick in the book.  It works most effectively on those with low self esteem, excessive pride and arrogance, or narcissism.

Christian Persecution In America?

The God Factor

(I know nothing about Scott Brown.  This is not a commentary on him in any way.)

As much of a relief as it is that another Democrat did not win the Massachusetts election–it is not time for ‘back to business as usual’.  Never again should we let down our guard.  Although the win of a Republican was strategically important, it does not mean we are safe–not by any stretch of the imagination.

No matter how similar to us they may seem, there is something inherently different in most people that run for office–especially those that actually are elected.  That hunger for power and position is something that should be viewed with a certain amount of wariness on our part.  Besides that, they are human–and humans are fallible.  Power corrupts, and it spends a good bit of time prowling around the halls of our government, looking for an opportunity.

Remember: there are two types of people, against whom no one can testify:

  1. those who are innocent
  2. those who leave no witnesses alive

We still live in perilous times.  No one can be trusted 100%.  I hope, through all the influential people whose corruption has been exposed–in politics, finance, etc.–over the last couple of years, that you will take the lesson to heart.

The problem here is not one of political parties.  It is one of behind the scenes affiliations.  Hopefully you have learned from all that has been said about  ‘The Bilderbergers’, the ‘Trilateral Commission’, and the ‘Council on Foreign Relations’, etc.  Hopefully you are now aware that there are powerful forces working behind the scenes.  The real problem is not Republican vs. Democrat.  The problem is with the elite that are behind them both.

I’m sure there is still MUCH more that could be exposed.  I imagine all that we have seen is only the tip of the iceberg.  There is something EXTREMELY suspicious about a bipartisan congress that would just go along with everything the president was putting forth–at least, at the beginning.  There is some kind of real power that brings that about–whether it be persuasion, bewitchment, or blackmail.  That power is still present in the halls of congress.  No matter who we elect, the real test will be what they DO when they get there.  In my belief, it is only the power of God that can truly stand against such evil and triumph.

But don’t be fooled! The enemy (Satan) can pick a fine looking man, dress him up in robes, and give him a cross to hold out in front of him.  He may rant and rave against the powers of darkness, and give every appearance of being in opposition to them.  He may do miraculous things–signs and wonders. He may very well have the absolute endorsement of all the most respected religious leaders of our day.  But . . . that does not mean he is filled with the Spirit of God!!

The people behind the scenes will not relinquish power without a “hellacious” fight.  Nor will the enemy of our souls–who is the force that empowers these people.  His time is short, and he is desperate.  Never again–until Christ returns–will we be able to take a deep breath and relax.  We must always be on guard, vigilant, and discerning.

The pendulum swings both ways.  ‘The people have spoken!’  Expect to see more ‘God fearing’ candidates–more people running on religious ideals–and expect to see them winning.  Don’t think that Satan, and the elites, won’t make full use of that!  Expect them also to put forth candidates that are religious, that make claims of being Christians.  These are people without conscience–bodies without souls!

The elite look at the people of the world without compassion–as mere problems to be solved, numbers to crunch, etc. They aim to purposely depopulate the world!  They are advocates of eugenics, genocide, euthanasia.  They see war as a means to prosperity!  This is nothing but a giant chess game to them.  They will put forth candidates that the people will vote for, and they count on the masses to be blind and gullible!  Expect a ‘great awakening’ of religious ideals to sweep the nation politically–but only some of it will be genuine!

That being said–the real danger is that the one who does the most to unravel America may be a ‘Christian’!! Someone who claims to be a Christian.  But here is the problem:  there are more people claiming to be Christians today, than really are Christians, and we have been as naive as little lambs.  When someone tells us they are a Christian, we have taken them at their word–but ‘by their fruit you will know them’!!

If you look into the connections the Bush family has with the organizations mentioned above (and Prescott Bush with Auschwitz and Monowitz), you will see that they are among the elites.  They may call themselves Christians–and that is for God to decide–but I see them as wolves in sheep’s clothing!  We believed we had a Christian president, but that is when the most of our liberties were stripped away–and we still have many people who haven’t woken up to that!

Then along came Obama, claiming to be a Christian too.  Don’t tell me, after all you’ve seen him do, that you don’t believe he was a disciple of Reverend Wright!  He most certainly believes, and concurs wholeheartedly with, everything that man has to say!  Look at his voting record on abortion!  Look at his backing of the gay, lesbian, transgender agenda!  Etc., etc., etc.  He says he’s a Christian–so what!!  HE’S A LIAR!! Let the record show, this man has lied more than he has told the truth!!  If you want to know the real truth, you’d better look back on all he has promised–and expect the opposite to be in your future instead!  This man will look you in the eye and lie–and you’ll believe it!  He has a powerful annointing of evil!

So, now the people have spoken and the pendulum will swing the other way.  Let me warn you of what may lie ahead.

Don’t be surprised if our next president appears as a strong Christian, well respected, annointed–and maybe he has been, but somewhere along the way he fell into (or will fall into) ‘secret sin’.  The enemy found a weakness and capitalized on it, seducing him into deep spiritual darkness.  Then, knowingly or not, he ‘made a deal with the devil’.  And, let me tell you what–unless America has truly repented, this man will have God’s endorsement to be our president.

You can expect the ‘Christian’ leaders of the day to wholeheartedly back him.  A few Christians (there are Christians and there are ‘Christians’) will discern, by the Spirit, what he is and, in alarm, will try to warn people–but it will be of no use.  Today ‘Christians’ far outnumber Christians, and he will be one of them.  Today’s backslidden, lukewarm ‘Christians’ will be completely comfortable with him, because that’s the only kind of Christian most of them know.  It is said that ‘we get the leaders we deserve’.

To add to the illusion–God’s Watchmen may not speak.  If America does not repent, and God continues to visit judgment upon America, it may be, that at some point He instructs them not to speak.  Better it is for judgment to do its work and bring forth repentance, than for people to find a way to avoid it, and go to eternal destruction.

So now you know, and if your heart is right, you may discern it when it happens–you may even be one of the voices calling out a warning.  But if God has sent the judgment and the delusion, people will continue to blindly follow, and what is decreed will come to pass.  There is a time to speak–and a time to remain silent.  Let the Holy Spirit be your guide.

All that is just the prelude to what this post was to be about:  the second beast aka ‘The False Prophet’.

Beware of the second beast! All the attention these days is given to looking for the first beast and avoiding it.  The first beast will blaspheme God.  The first beast will make war against God’s people.  The first beast will have authority over all the earth.  The first beast is an empire and whoever is its leader.

But it is the second beast that really causes men to be damned.  It seems to me that it is the second beast that takes center stage in world events.

The second beast will exercise all the authority of the first beast.  The second beast makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast.  It is the second beast that performs great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from  heaven.  It is the second beast that deceives the inhabitants of the earth, by way of the signs he performs. It is the second beast who commands men to create an image in honor of the first beast.  It is the second beast who gives breath to the image of the first beast–so that it can speak and cause all who refuse to worship the image (itself) to be killed.   It is the second beast that causes everyone to receive a mark on their right hand or forehead in order to buy or sell–a mark which is the name of the beast (first or second?) or the number of his name (first or second beast?).

Especially take note of this:  The second beast has ‘two horns like a lamb’ but ‘speaks like a dragon’.  We already know the dragon is Satan–but what about the ‘two horns like a lamb’?  My interpretation of this (I could be  wrong) is that the second beast is a false Christianity, with two aspects (Protestant and Catholic?).

With that possibility in mind, read over the paragraph above.  Keep in mind too, that the prophecy will be literally fulfilled–but perhaps not in the way we interpret and picture it, ahead of time.  Meaning: we tend to form a picture of how things will happen, based on our interpretation of what the verses say and, in hindsight, comparing events to the Scriptures, we will be able to see that things were literally fulfilled–but most likely, not at all how we had predicted!

I’ll point out a few things that we might easily misinterpret, because they have many possible interpretations:

  • will exercise all the authority of–in what manner will he exercise it?
  • will exercise all the authority of–is this authority granted by man (such as by election), or is it granted by God, or both?
  • makes the earth and its inhabitants worship–to what degree does he ‘make’ them do it?  Does he round them up in the night, or does he just say that they need to do it, or does he get them so riled up that they do it on their own (like at a concert?)?
  • makes the earth and its inhabitants worshipin what manner do they worship?  Do they physically bow down several times a day, as Muslims do?  Or do they just talk about it, and praise it all the time?
  • fire to come down from heaven–is it real, literal fire coming down out of the sky?  Is it a fireball?  Is it lightning?
  • commands men to create an image–how does he command it?  In an authoritative voice via television?  By passing a law? Does he command everyone?  Or does he just tell a few guys on his staff to do it, without fanfare?
  • commands men to create an imagewhat is this image?  A statue?  A logo?  A hologram? Some marvel of future technology that we haven’t seen yet?  Something so ordinary we wouldn’t even think of it as fitting the Scripture?
  • gives breath to the image–will it literally be alive, having its own consciousness? Will it be ‘animated’? Will it just be something, powered by electricity, that gives the appearance of being alive?
  • speak and cause all who refuse to worship the image to be killed–does it just stir up animosity against those who refuse, so that people hate and kill them?  Does it put a bounty on them?  Does it issue a fatwa?  Does it pass a law, that all must worship it, that carries the death penalty?
  • cause all who refuse to worship the image to be killed-all who verbally say ‘no’?  All who protest? Even those who just passively avoid it?
  • causes everyone to receive a mark–endorses it?  Deceives them into it?  Shames them into it–calling them ‘nuts’, ‘religious fanatics’, ‘superstitious’?  Legislates it?  Rounds them up in the night if they don’t?

These are just some of the possibilities–ones I can think of. This should illustrate to you that there are MANY ways to misinterpret any or all of the things that will come.  The only way you will know is if God reveals it to you.  He may reveal the whole picture ahead of time, or He may only show us one step at a time–or He may keep it veiled and reveal events as having fulfilled prophecy after they happen!

I study, and pray, and seek the interpretation–but God has only revealed a few things to me.  What He has shown me instead is how many ways things could be interpreted, when looking ahead.  He has also shown me that even the most respected Bible scholars and ‘prophets’ have a lot of errors in their understanding.  I’m nobody special, so it’s not surprising that He might not reveal it to me.  What is telling, is that no one really seems to know–at least, no one seems to know the whole picture.

So, if no one has the answers you are looking for–what do you do?  If, even at this late date, God has not opened the prophecies to our understanding, what are any of us to do?  What is important is to focus, not on events that you want to find a way to avoid, but on Him!  If you are serving Him, yet had never heard any of the prophecies, He would still show you the way to walk.  The people who will most quickly recognize ‘The Beast’, ‘The Antichrist’ and ‘The Mark’ are not the ones who spend the most time worrying about them, but rather those who dwell in His presence!  Trust that if you know Him and walk with Him daily, He will not let you be deceived, nor will you accidentally take The Mark!  He is fully able to guard what you have entrusted to Him!

‘Buy Gold From Me . . . ‘  (Jesus, to the ‘Lukewarm Church’)

Believe There Are Many Ways To God?

Only One Way?  How Intolerant!