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Disbelief

‘Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign . . . ‘ (Matt. 12:38-39)

We are living in an evil and adulterous generation. People glory in what they should be ashamed of. Seeking after a sign, when we already have a Bible in every household, is shameful disbelief.

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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!

This is from an ancient manuscript.  It was part of a collection of ancient writings, held among the descendents of the Israelite tribe of Ephraim.  It is not ‘Holy Scripture’, it is not part of the Bible.  It has been regarded as ancient truth that has been passed down through the ages.  If you choose to read further, consider it prayerfully, that God might confirm or deny to you its validity.

I am posting it here, with my comments, because it speaks as an eyewitness account of things that have passed, that are soon to return.  It seems that it may  link what is prophesied in the Bible with events that are happening now.

There is much interest today about a supposed comet named Elenin, a planet named Nibiru or Planet X, and a dwarf star/neutron star/carbon star that is a companion to our sun.  There is much confusion as to the relationship between them, or if they are one and the same.  I believe that time and astronomical observation will make that all clear.  What follows are my opinions.

The coming of whatever is approaching us (now on the other side of the sun)  is said to be in September of this year, 2011, through November of the same.  In that same time frame are also predicted to arrive 2 comets (3 if Elenin is indeed a comet), and 3 asteroids–one which is expected to scarcely miss impact with the moon.

Whether Elenin is a harbinger, and a precursor to the coming of  ‘The Destroyer’, or whether Elenin IS ‘The Destroyer’, I do not know.  But I do believe that ‘The Destroyer’ is what causes the events of ‘the sixth seal’ and (some or all of)  ‘the seven trumpets’ in the book of Revelation.

“I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,  and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.  The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains . . . ”  (Revelation 6: 12-15)

” . . . it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc . . . ”  (Isaiah 54:16)

Right now, it seems that Elenin may be a planet orbiting the dwarf star (and possibly our sun, as well), and that the dwarf star, or possibly another one of the seven planet that orbits it, when it arrives later, will cause the events known as the ‘seven bowls of God’s wrath’, later in the book of Revelation (chapter 16).

Because of the trajectory of its approach*, most people will not be aware of what is coming, until it is actually upon us and obscures the face of the sun.  Its position, and size, is expected to be such that it will totally eclipse the sun.

Before reading further, I would ask you to watch the video below.  This is the best understanding of men, so far.  The words of the speaker are not prophecy.  The fear in his voice reflects the ancient accounts of the effects that ‘The Destroyer’ has on men when it arrives.  The speaker has glimpsed it from a distance.  He had an opportunity, through a telescope, to go forward in time if you will.  What he has seen coming is what we will all see one day.

Jesus said that:

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.  Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”  (Luke 21: 25-26)

I believe the video gives some crucial information in putting together the pieces of this puzzle.  After watching it, please continue reading.  I will post the ancient text below, with numbers in parentheses to refer to my notes, which will follow it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBkuu-Tck6E

THE DESTROYER – PART 3

FROM THE SCROLL OF ADEPHA

The Doomshape, called the Destroyer, in Egypt, was seen in all the lands whereabouts. In colour it was bright and fiery, in appearance changing and unstable. It twisted about itself like a coil, like water bubbling into a pool from an underground supply, and all men agree it was a most fearsome sight. It was not a great comet or a loosened star, being more like a fiery body of flame. (1)

Its movements on high were slow, below it swirled in the manner of smoke and it remained close to the sun whose face it hid. There was a bloody redness about it, which changed as it passed along its course. It caused death and destruction in its rising and setting. It swept the Earth with grey cinder rain (2) and caused many plagues, hunger and other evils. It bit the skin of men and beast until they became mottled with sores.

The Earth was troubled and shook, the hills and mountains moved and rocked. The dark smoke-filled Heavens bowed over Earth and a great howl came to the ears of men, borne to them upon the wings of the wind. It was the cry of the Dark Lord, the Master of Dread. Thick clouds of fiery smoke passed before him and there was an awful hail of hot stones and coals of fire. (3) The Doomshape thundered sharply in the Heavens and shot out bright lightings. The channels of water were turned back unto themselves when the land tilted, and great trees were tossed about and snapped like twigs. Then a voice like ten thousand trumpets was heard over the wilderness (4), and before its burning breath the flames parted. The whole of the land moved and mountains melted.  (5) The sky itself roared like ten thousand lions in agony, and bright arrows of blood sped back and forth across its face. Earth swelled up like bread upon the hearth. (6)

This was the aspect of the Doomshape called the Destroyer, when it appeared in days long gone by, in olden times. It is thus described in the old records, few of which remain. It is said that when it appears in the Heavens above, Earth splits open from the heat, like a nut roasted before the fire. Then flames shoot up through the surface and leap about like fiery fiends upon black blood.  (7) The moisture inside the land is all dried up, the pastures and cultivated places are consumed in flames and they and all trees become white ashes. (3)

The Doomshape is like a circling ball of flame which scatters small fiery offspring in its train (8). It covers about a fifth part of the sky and sends writhing snakelike fingers down to Earth (9). Before it the sky appears frightened, and it breaks up and scatters away.  (10) Midday is no brighter than night. (11) It spawns a host of terrible things.

These are things said of the Destroyer in the old records, read them with a solemn heart, knowing that the Doomshape has its appointed time and will return. It would be foolish to let them go unheeded. Now men say, “Such things are not destined for our days”. May the Great God above grant that this be so. But come, the day surely will, and in accordance with his nature man will be unprepared.

(numbered notes below)

These events, in the heavens–the position of the sun, stars, moon, planets, etc. in the sky–are also called ‘signs in the heavens’.  They are stories, being told by the stars, of what is happening on Earth.  If you have read Revelation 12 , you probably got the gist of it from the written account–the birth of Jesus, persecution, the protection of Israel, etc.  But, until recently, most of us didn’t know that it was actually ALSO a description of the position of heavenly bodies at the time these events are unfolding.  ‘The Destroyer’ aka ‘The Red Dragon’ is now nearly in place in the heavens, in accordance with John’s vision.

Both God’s Word, and the heavens declare — for those who have ‘eyes to see’!

* If you picture the solar system from above, the sun in the center, the planets revolve counterclockwise around it (except Mercury).  According to Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the trajectory of Elenin, is coming from both beneath the sun (and moving upwards) and behind the sun, moving counterclockwise around it also–coming out from behind it on the left side.  As it sweeps around the sun, it crosses the orbital paths of Mercury, passes directly between us and the sun, continues to remain on our  right side as it sweeps past us and upward.  Eventually we pass between it and the sun.  This whole chain of events is predicted to take place from early September to late November.

Our distance from Elenin is not the only factor to be considered.  The Earth responds to the gravitational pull of the sun, other planets and, during this time, Elenin.  When any number of these players are aligned in a straight line, I picture it as a ‘tug of war’ rope (or ropes) attached to the Earth.  Each player takes hold of the (imaginary) rope and pulls.  When the Sun, Mercury, and Elenin all line up on one side of the Earth (Sept. 26-28)–there is a stronger than usual pull in that direction.  When the Earth is between the Sun and Elenin (Nov. 11), we are being pulled from both sides.

As Elenin passes through our solar system, a number of different alignments occur. Their effects on the Earth will depend on who the ‘players’ are.  Approximately 20 major earthquakes, so far, have been correlated with the approach of Elenin.  They can only be expected to grow in intensity as it nears.  The position of Elenin, with respect to the Earth, on November 22 will mirror its position on March 11th–the day of the great quake in Japan.  However, Elenin will be four times closer to Earth on November 22 than it was then.

1.  As described in the video above–an [magnetic] iron planet surrounded by an enormous cloud of iron oxide dust, orbited by asteroids, and with a tremendous tail of meteors following behind it.

2.  Possibly ash from the volcanic eruptions it caused.

3. Rev. 8: 7–the first trumpet judgment:

“The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.”

4. The trumpet judgments begin.

5.  Revelation 6: 14:

” . . . and every mountain and island was removed from its place.”

6. The Earth expands, and the surface cracks, from the gravitational pull.

7.  Iron rich, basaltic lava flows

8.  Meteors

9.  Tornadoes?

10.  Revelation 6: 14:

“The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up . . . “

11.  Revelation 6: 12:

” . . .The sun turned black like sackcloth . . . “

(This post was edited / updated 7-29-11)

UPDATE:
I now strongly suspect that the entire ‘Nibiru’ theory is a hoax.  This 3 hour series covers many things, including the Nibiru theory.  If you are seeking truth, please consider watching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9w-i5oZqaQ

I am amazed, that people who have been Christians for decades, and who have been watching for the signs of end-times prophetic fulfillment are now totally missing them.  This is tragic . . . watching for decades for signs of The Antichrist, then falling asleep as they begin to happen!

Here is why I think that is happening:  Christians have assumed that the ‘great deception’ will be some elaborate scheme to hide the true motives of The Antichrist and make him look good, rather than evil.  Instead, what I see happening is that we are being deceived to believe that evil is good (and good is evil), so that we will believe an openly evil Antichrist . . . is good.

These days, no one is attempting to hide their anti-Christian behaviors.  (Indeed, many antichrists are among us–too many to hide.)  And the Church has gone right along with the crowd, to the point where it has completely lost its discernment.

‘Christians’ now live like the world and believe like the world. The Church did not take seriously the admonitions to ‘come out and be separate’ and ‘touch no unclean thing’.  Instead, ‘Christians’ rationalized that they were living like the world to reach the world.  In fact, the very opposite happened.  ‘Bad company corrupt[ed] good character’, and all but a remnant of the Church is now immersed in the ‘great deception’.

To complete the great deception, everything has been redefined!

  • ‘God’ has been redefined as Allah, or anyone else you want to pray to
  • ‘Jesus’ has been redefined as a social activist
  • ‘Salvation’ is now the new name for a community experience of utopia
  • ‘Christianity’ now includes all religions, because there are said to be many roads to ‘God’
  • ‘Love’ has been redefined as tolerance

This has deceived people into believing that opposing God is:

  • Saying Allah is not God
  • Believing in private property rather than communism
  • Teaching that salvation is individual, necessary, and obtainable only through Jesus Christ
  • Calling sin for what it is

But the biggest irony of all is that this creeping paradigm shift will put ‘Christians’, who accept these new definitions, in the position of actually persecuting true, Bible-based, Fundamentalist Christians!  When will their eyes be opened?  It is true that ‘there is none so blind as he who will not see’!

It is not the lost whom Satan expends his best efforts on.  A God-denying Jew or a thoroughly deceived ‘Christian’, who does his bidding, is his most coveted trophy!!

To recap–if you are a Christian who has been looking for the signs of The Antichrist:

  • The Antichrist will be apparent to those who do not become deceived by the new definitions of Christianity (in other words Christian Fundamentalists).
  • Those that will be deceived are those who accept the new, modern definition of Christianity.
  • What one considers to be  ‘Anti-christianity’ is what is in opposition to what they believe is Christianity.

So, if you have been persuaded (deceived) into accepting the new definition of Christianity, then your definition of Anti–Christianity will also be wrong.  You will be unable to recognize what truly is Anti-Christianity!

Here are some of the signs/beliefs of real ANTI-Christ/Anti-Christianity :

  • Many roads lead to God
  • Allah, or whoever else you want to pray to, is God
  • Jesus came to teach us a better way to live
  • Salvation is a community experience
  • We will all be saved, together, when we work together to fix what’s wrong with the world
  • All religions are equally valid
  • God is love and doesn’t hate
  • God doesn’t judge
  • We must not apply labels such as sin, but we must be tolerant
  • We each have our own truth
  • God is within each of us
  • We must strive to reach our full potential

Please don’t walk away from this post until you really understand what I’m saying.  You have heard the warnings about not being deceived, and about the great deception that was coming . . . what I am trying to open your eyes to is a GREAT DECEPTION that is happening, right here, right now!  Don’t let it suck you in!

 

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I have always taken Matthew 24:24 to mean that when ‘the antichrist’ came, he would be so convincing that he would very nearly fool true Christians, but that it isn’t possible for him to. This has led me not to blindly accept the common interpretations of end-times prophecies.

Ironically, looking more closely at this verse has caused me to consider that my interpretation of it might not be the meaning that the Lord was trying to convey to us.

When I compare different translations of the verse, the meaning I take away now is, to paraphrase: false messiahs and false prophets will come and they’ll use great signs and wonders in an attempt to deceive everyone, including Christians, if possible. I don’t see that verse assuring us that we cannot be led astray. The King James version and the NIV seem to imply it, but the other versions don’t. (See comparison of versions here.)

In fact, we have seen people follow (and worship?) men like Charles Manson, Jim Jones, and David Koresh, and who may have believed their leader was a Messiah. Some of them would undoubtedly have insisted that they (themselves) were Christians.

Joseph Smith and Muhammed (false prophets) claimed divine revelation and supernatural signs. (Did Joseph Smith ‘target’ sincere, but not well-grounded Christians?) Today, via the wonders of modern technology, we have some televangelists whose target audience is Christians, that they deliberately lead astray to line their own pockets.

I think the point of the verse may be, that there are evil men who will pose as prophets and saviors in a deliberate attempt to lead people astray—and some of them will purposely target Christians. Take heed that NO man deceive you.

A common teaching is that ‘the antichrist’ will be a man of great charisma and charm who is loved by everyone, and almost no one can discern that he is the guy. I don’t see that spelled out in Scripture. I believe it is a common assumption.

By the way, don’t make the mistake of believing ‘the antichrist’ (as people call him) is the same as ‘the beast’ in Revelation 13. The antichrist is the ‘mouth’ of the beast (Rev. 13:5), the spokesman for the beast (empire), if you will. This spokesman/leader will be given authority over everyone, and everyone will worship the beast (empire) he represents. He is the one who will make war against Christians. This is who people refer to as ‘the antichrist’.

While we are on the subject of assumptions—don’t assume God gives the antichrist his authority. (Rev. 13:5, 13:7) It MAY come from God, or it may be granted as the result of a vote by the people, an appointment by a committee or organization (such as the UN, a world council of churches, the Vatican, the leaders of Islam, etc.).

It might be that he is elected, or appointed for 42 months, or that God only allows him 42 months.

‘Power to make war against the saints and to conquer them’ might be what God allows him, or it might be a job assigned to him by men.

All the inhabitants of the Earth (except those chosen by God) may willingly, adoringly worship the beast empire—or they people may ‘worship’ it by being in awe of it, or by paying a tithe or tax to it, etc.

I think many times we don’t even realize that we are making assumptions, but a word can have many meanings, and words combined can have a multitude of possible interpretations.

Many prophecies were given concerning the (first) coming of Jesus Christ. He fulfilled them all, but some of them were so subtle that their fulfillment was overlooked. I believe that the religious had already determined in their minds just what His coming would ‘look like’—but apparently they were wrong. For that reason, I encourage you to keep an open mind, and seek God for wisdom, in the perilous times that lay ahead!

The (first) coming of Christ was revealed to the ordinary, the humble, and the outcast. God did not reveal himself to the powerful, the prideful, or the religious. It was not revealed to Bible scholars, religious leaders, or kings. But it was revealed to shepherds, an aged widow, and a devout man (Luke 2:8-38). His birth was revealed to those who were waiting and hoping in Him.

It is ALL about the condition of our heart. It is not by having knowledge, and a complete understanding of God’s word that some will be able to recognize ‘the antichrist’ when he comes. I believe his appearing, while fulfilling prophecies, will not be what people expect. I think many of the prophecies will be very subtle, and low-key in their fulfillment (ie. easy to miss). But I believe that those whose hearts are humble, and turned toward God, will receive His revelation—and warning–when it comes to them.

One last thing, in regards to the coming of the antichrist, and the first coming of Christ–it bears repeating, that most people don’t believe Jesus was the Messiah.  They are most likely looking for the same sort of leader that they were looking for when He came the first time.  More clues to what the antichrist will be like might be found simply by finding out what people who are looking for a messiah are expecting.

A recent post on Steven M. Collin’s site led me to a link that was quite interesting:

‘CNN beams in guests with new hologram technology’ (Fox News 11/5/08)

Apparently CNN decided that Obama’s election night would be a good time to debut its holographic technology.

‘ [Jessica] Yellin stepped into a booth set up in a tent at Chicago’s Grant Park, surrounded by 25 high-definition cameras that duplicated her moving image in much the same way as a flight simulator would. On-screen, it appeared she was standing and talking to Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s New York set, an eerie white halo around her.

At another point, singer will.i.am’s image came out of on-screen snow, sort of like Capt. Kirk in “Star Trek.”‘

‘It wasn’t the only optical illusion on display Tuesday. CNN’s John King worked with a virtual reality U.S. Capitol, and NBC’s Ann Curry stood in a green room that appeared, through virtual reality, to be a fancy set with Roman columns.’

A comment was made:

‘It was an odd thing to break out on Election Night, said Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University.’

I think so too!  In fact, it reminded me of a verse in Scripture that tells about the coming of ‘The Antichrist’:

‘The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders . . . ‘  (II Thessalonians 2:9)

Although I don’t think it was THE actual fulfillment of this portion of prophecy,  it does seem eerily similar . . . at least to me.

( ‘for him who has eyes to see’ . . .  ? )

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