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Apostate King Solomon’s Magic Ring

Image result for pictures of the goat of MendesI was looking at this scene from a distance. I saw a Goat with two horns; similar to pictures I’ve seen of the Goat of Mendes or Baphomet. It wore a crown of some sort and sat on a seat resembling a throne. A man whose identity I couldn’t discern, approached the goat’s throne and knelt down before it. As he did, the goat stretched forth his hand and the man kissed the ring on the goat’s hand. The ring was round and red like a ruby. In the middle of it was a six-pointed star, sometimes called Star of David, other times Solomon’s Seal [1]. Interestingly, the name of a wealthy Jewish banker and Freemason, ‘Rothschild,’ means ‘red shield’ and the goat’s ring was red. The modern Israeli flag depicts a blue star but the original symbol was red.

In ancient times kings wore what were called Image result for free photos or pictures of a hexagram and star of david
Signet rings [2] with which they sealed letters so that anyone receiving them would know they came from the king when they saw his seal. Thus, the Signet ring was a symbol of a king’s authority. It may be that the six-pointed star is the Mark of the Beast and whoever receives it, declares Lucifer’s authority over Yahweh! Rev 13:17 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. Rev 13:16 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: 

“The Greek word for “mark” in these verses is charagma. Strong’s Concordance defines this word as a mark that is stamped, branded, imprinted or engraved on the individual’s forehead or hand, rather than implanted in the skin.” [3]

Solomon’s Seal, a Hexagram, was, and still is, used as a ‘talisman.’ Throughout history, talismans were used to protect the wearer from evil but God said that we must trust Him alone for protection, and to supply all of our needs. Many are putting their trust in their government to protect them from evil, especially in the wake of the threat of worldwide Terrorism. To trust in anything outside of Yahweh, is IDOLATRY, which God will neither endorse nor tolerate.

“The hexagram was brought to the Jewish people by Solomon when he turned to witchcraft and idolatry after his marriage to Pharaoh’s daughter in 922B.C. It became known as the Seal of Solomon in Egyptian magic and witchcraft. David had absolutely nothing to do with the hexagram and that star most certainly did not, in any way represent God’s people. Solomon gave himself up to satanic worship and built altars to Ashtoreth and Moloch (Saturn). Moloch, Chiun and Remphan are all names for the star god, Saturn, whose symbol is a six pointed star formed by two triangles. Saturn was the supreme god of the Chaldeans.” [4] ‘Remphan’ [5] 

Image result for pictures of the seven branched Jewish menorahWhile the six-pointed star became the modern symbol of the State of Israel established in 1949, the original, official symbol of Israel was the seven-branched Menorah.  Seven is a number used with reference to God and His attributes, like the Seven Spirits of God for example, while six is the number of man.“The six-pointed star symbolizes man’s ascent to divinity…. ” Link to full article in citation [3]. The Six-pointed star contains the number 666 (the Antichrist’s number) within its configuration. Apostate King Solomon adorned his temple with this symbol. While King Solomon started off right, later in his life he abandoned the God of Israel and began worshiping the many false gods his numerous wives brought into the temple. In essence, by promoting the worship of many false religions, apostate King Solomon became the very first MASON. Like Nimrod, who was the first world despot, there are many ‘firsts’ found in biblical history if we follow the trails to their origins. Satanists, Occultists and Freemasons venerate King Solomon, who owned a magic ring that was engraved with the Seal of Solomon, which gave him power over the invisible monarchy of demons. (The History And Practice Of Magic, Vol. 2) The end times False Messiah will no doubt be like a reincarnated Solomon, who unites the world together with his wisdom. [6] 

The six-pointed star is used today as a symbol in Masonic Lodges all over the world, which brings me to the point, or meaning of the dream. Though I may be wrong, the dream could be portraying that the end-time, one world religion will be Masonry, or a derivative of it. Since the one world church [7] will embrace multiple religions (as did Solomon of old), and Masons claim that they embrace ALL RELIGIONS (although they really worship Lucifer the Devil, and embrace his religion Satanism), it seems a logical conclusion. Masons are adept at fooling their lower level initiates into believing the LIE that they embrace all religions. Masonry is a vast organization with deep roots all over the world. It has operated undetected to a large extent due to its ability to keep its true allegiance and agenda hidden from the general populace. I believe the time is fast approaching when it won’t hide its true allegiance anymore, but will openly declare its worship of Satan and demand the same from the whole world. Might the mysterious man in the dream who kissed the goat’s ring, be the False Messiah, and or, every man and woman who worships the Beast, his number, his name, and his mark? 

Debra R. Stout © October 5, 2016

FOOTNOTES:

[1] The Seal of Solomon dates back to the Bronze Ages and is a powerful symbol with many mystical and magickal qualities…the Seal of Solomon is believed to offer protection against both enemies and the evil eye, control spirits, and bring good luck in all aspects of life. – Seal of Solomon, Amulet Power, Angelfire.com

In the middle Ages it was common to find amulets and talismans which reproduced the Seal of Solomon…It was believed that these magic drawings protected the wearer from the influence of demons and evil spirits, or just bad luck. It was also common to record the seal on a frame or lintel of the entrance door to homes…with the same protective character against the spirits or to potential fires. – The Hexagram, Star of David or Seal of Solomon, Looking4thetruth77.blogspot.com

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/star_of_david.htm and https://humanityworldorder.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/star-challenge/

[2] Rather than signing their name on a document, people would use a signet ring to make their mark. The ring would be pressed into hot wax or soft clay, and would leave a distinctive impression that functioned as an official seal. Used by rulers and religious leaders, a signet ring could be used to mark a document, a doorway, or even to seal a tomb. When someone saw the mark of the king, it proved authenticity. The seal could not be opened without damaging the identifying mark, making it difficult to tamper with. The Bible also contains references to signet rings. The Old Testament tells the story of Daniel in the lion’s den. The king closed the mouth of the den, and then sealed it with his signet ring and those of his nobles, so that Daniel could not escape. (Daniel 6:17) Author: Jason Phillips, Posted@ http://www.history1700s.com/index.php/articles/14-guest-authors/703-modern-history-of-signet-ring-how-it-got-its-existence.html

[3] 5480 charagma 1) a stamp, an imprinted mark; stamped on the forehead or the right hand as the badge of the followers of the Antichrist; 1b) the mark branded upon horses; 2) thing carved, sculpture, graven work; 2a) of idolatrous images. http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/star_of_david.htm

[4] http://www.moresureword.com/starof.htm

[5] Rhemphan By incorrect transliteration for a word of Hebrew origin [H3594]; Remphan (that is, Kijun), an Egyptian idol: – Remphan. Acts 7:43 – The tabernacle of Moloch (tēn skēnēn tou Moloch). Or tent of Moloch which they took up after each halt instead of the tabernacle of Jehovah. Moloch was the god of the Amorites to whom children were offered as live sacrifices, an ox-headed image with arms outstretched in which children were placed and hollow underneath so that fire could burn underneath.The star of the god Rephan (to astron tou theou Rompha). Spelled also Romphan and Remphan. Supposed to be Coptic for the star Saturn to which the Egyptians, Arabs, and Phoenicians gave worship. But some scholars take the Hebrew Kiyyoon to mean statues and not a proper name at all, “statues of your gods” carried in procession, making “figures” (tupous) with both “tabernacle” and “star” which they carried in procession.

[6] http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-star-of-david-deception/

[7] http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1243.cfm AND http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2223.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

Who the Restrainer Is, and the Timing of the Rapture

 

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THE RESTRAINER’S ROLE 

2Th 2:3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
2Th 2:4 who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
2Th 2:5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?
2Th 2:6 And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. [English Standard Version]

restrains (KJV ‘letteth’) katechō
Thayer Definition:
1) to hold back, detain, retain
1a) from going away
1b) to restrain, hinder (the course or progress of)
1b1) that which hinders Antichrist from making his appearance
1c) to hold fast, keep secure, keep firm possession of

Notice that it’s a “him,” not an it or a thing that the ‘restrainer’ is holding back. “out of” means, Thayer Definition: 1) out of, from, by, away from; “the way” means, mesos: 1) middle, the midst, in the midst of, amongst. This is why Pre-tribber’s say the “restrainer” must be the Holy Spirit, because they say the Holy Spirit is in the “midst” of believers; Lk 24:36, John 20:19, and Mat 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. While that’s true, I don’t believe that the identity of ‘he who’s taken out of the way’ [KJV] is immediately clear, nor is the Holy Spirit the ONLY possible rendering. 

Many teach that the “restrainer” is the Holy Spirit who is “removed” from the Earth when believers are raptured out of the world right before the great tribulation begins. These teachers use a few verses from 1 Thessalonians  mainly, to support their Pre-Trib rapture theory, taken out of the context of the rest of Scripture, even the same book and chapter – 1Th 4:15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven… 

WATCH! When does the Lord Jesus descend from heaven?

Mat 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation 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:
Mat 24:30 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 the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Mat 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

So you see, there’s already a problem with the Pre-Tribulation rapture and it’s that Matthew clearly places the coming of Jesus AND the ‘gathering together of his elect,’ AFTER the tribulation. And that’s not the only problem with it, these scriptures say something else – Mat 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Mat 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, Mat 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Now, to address a few objections to a post-trib rapture. Some say ‘clouds’ refer to the ‘saints’ who’ve already been caught up in a secret rapture before Jesus returns, and so return with Him. However biblical evidence doesn’t support that notion. It seems that these are clouds of angels that are spoken of. It also appears that the angels escort Jesus from place to place: “The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.” (Psa 68:17) “Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:” (Psa 104:3) “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. (Dan 7:13) The word “they” is referring to the angels who “came with the clouds” earlier in the verse. They brought the Son of Man to the Ancient of Days. 

As some are aware, there are two New Testament verses, Jude 1:14, and 1 Thess 3:13 which at first glance, appear to say that Christ comes with His “saints” but I’ll show you why that isn’t so. Let’s take the quote from Jude first – Jude 1:14 “And Enoch also the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying. Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.” 

“saints” here was chosen by the King James translators, as the meaning of the Greek G40 ‘hagios,’ which is often used to refer to redeemed human beings in the New Testament, but in this particular verse, it doesn’t. Why the King James translators chose “saints” over “holy ones” or “angels” I can’t say, but the English Standard Version chose to render it, “holy ones” (or angels) which lines up perfectly with the rest of what Scripture says, which is that Christ is coming with His ANGELS, not His saints – Jud 1:14  It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, [ESV] 

With ten thousand of his saintsOr, “of his holy ones.” The word “saints” we now apply commonly to “redeemed” saints, or to Christians. The original word is, however, applicable to all who are “holy,” angels as well as men. The common representation in the Scriptures is, that he would come attended by the angels Mat_25:31, and there is doubtless allusion here to such beings. It is a common representation in the Old Testament also that God, when he manifests himself, is accompanied by great numbers of heavenly beings. See Psa_68:17; Deu_33:2. [Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible]

With ten thousands of his saints (ἐν ἀγίαις μυριάσιν)
Lit., in or among holy myriads. Compare Deu_33:2; Zec_14:5. [Vincent Word Studies]

saints — Holy angels (compare Deu_33:2; Dan_7:10; Zec_14:5; Mat_25:31; Heb_12:22). [Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary]

If that isn’t enough, Jude was making reference to what Enoch had prophesied many centuries prior, a prophesy which is nearly identical to Deuteronomy 33:2And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints:

Deu 33:2  He said, “The LORD came from Sinai and dawned from Seir upon us; he shone forth from Mount Paran; he came from the ten thousands of holy ones, [ESV]  Deu 33:2  And he said, Jehovah came from Sinai, And rose from Seir unto them; He shined forth from mount Paran, And he came from the ten thousands of holy ones: [ASV]

With ten thousands of saints – Render, from amidst ten thousands of holy ones: literally from myriads of holiness, i. e., holy Angels (compare Zec_14:5). God is represented as leaving heaven where He dwells amidst the host of the Angels 1Ki_22:19 and descending in majesty to earth Mic_1:3. [Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible]

As you can see, both the ESV and the ASV, render haggios, as “holy ones” while the King James version renders it as “saints.” Actually, either term fits, so long as it’s understood that haggios can also mean “holy ones” or “angels” as well as holy men! Throughout the Old Testament writings, there are several words used for angelic beings but a different word was used when human beings were meant. That Hebrew word is châsîyd H2623 חסיד  From H2616; properly kind, that is, (religiously) pious (a saint): – godly (man), good, holy (one), merciful, saint, [un-] godly. In my search I found that in every instance where a human being, or beings was meant, the word châsîyd is used, and where angelic beings are meant, the words qâdôsh or  qôdesh H6944 were used.

Thus, the term for “human saints” in the Old Testament, is châsîyd and the word indicating angelic beings” is qâdôsh or  qôdesh. Why is it important? Because false doctrine (the Pre-trib Rapture) has been built upon assuming the word “saints” ALWAYS means redeemed human beings but as is proven by comparing scripture with scripture and comparing the various terms used for “saints,” the truth is that the KJV doesn’t always discern the difference between the two terms châsîyd and qâdôsh; rendering them both in a few places as  simply “saints.” The English Standard Version renders qâdôsh accurately as “holy ones” (or angels), while the KJV rendered the same term inaccurately as “saints.”

Moving on now to the other N.T. verse which states the Christ is coming with his saints –

1Th 3:13  To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.G40 (In this case, the other bible versions also render haggios, as ‘saints.’)

So, what exactly is going on here? Why would Paul, who wrote first and second Thessalonians, say the opposite in 2Th 1:7  And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,G32

Well, this seems to present a conundrum, but I’m sure there’s an answer. While I don’t have it at the moment, in the mean time, I’m going to believe the 99% of Scripture which states that Christ is coming with his ANGELS – over the 1% of Scripture which states He’s coming with His SAINTS. And, when I find the answer to this puzzling, seeming contradiction, I’ll come back to this article, and insert it. Until then, I think we can safely conclude that since Jesus is coming back AFTER the Tribulation and sends His “angels” to gather his elect at that time, there can be NO PRE-TRIB RAPTURE OF THE SAINTS. Therefore, the doctrine of a Pre-trib rapture is false, false, false!!! Concocted by two Jesuit priests back in the 1800’s, for the purpose of diverting attention away from the Vatican as being the Great Harlot (apostate church) of Revelation. But please, don’t take my word for any of this. Do your own thorough study about the Jesuit priests and Margaret McDonald (who supposedly had a vision of the pre-trib rapture). [2-3] And remember Jude’s warning: Jud 1:8  Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones. Now, I’m not saying that believers shouldn’t ‘have dreams’ as some dreams come from God and are one of the gifts of His Spirit – but not ALL dreams are from God. Dreams and visions must pass the same test with which we are to test all spirits and spiritual communications – 1Jn 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. *try/test 1) to test, examine, prove, scrutinize (to see whether a thing is genuine or not), as metals 2) to recognize as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy

What I am saying is, if a prophet or anyone has a dream or vision that clearly goes against Scripture, then one should disregard it. This of course doesn’t apply to a Word of Knowledge [1], dream or vision that involves a particular person or place. God often gives supernatural knowledge to his regenerated ones for the purpose of praying for, encouraging and relieving those who are hurting, depressed, oppressed, etc. These types of messages aren’t usually found in the Bible, so are judged by the ‘witness of the Spirit’ within regenerated souls – 1Jn 5:7 And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth. [ASV] There are many biblical examples in the New Testament and Old, where men of God received supernatural messages from the Spirit of God, to pray about and/or to deliver to others. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are not to be despised or rejected but embraced, albeit with discernment.

WHY THE HOLY SPIRIT CANNOT BE THE RESTRAINER

Since He lives in every true Believer, and as we just read, some believers will REMAIN – be alive when Jesus returns – He must therefore REMAIN on the earth until Jesus comes.

Joh 14:17 even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you.

Jesus sent us His Spirit to dwell in and remain with us to the “END.” Mat 28:20(b) And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. If the Holy Spirit doesn’t remain on Earth until the end of the Age, then God is a liar! “Let every man be a liar, but let God be TRUE.” (Rm 3:4)

The Holy spirit is the One who draws men unto Jesus and convicts a sinner of sin and of his need for salvation, John 16:7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. John 16:8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: John 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, John 16:14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

It’s the Holy Spirit by which a saved individual is “sealed” unto Salvation, Eph 1:13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, Eph 1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,

So you see, the Holy Spirit has to be present in order for a person to get saved! If the Holy Spirit is ‘removed’ before the tribulation starts, it would be impossible for anyone to get saved during the Tribulation. Scripture shows us that the Holy Spirit will remain with us to the end of the Age, and that Jesus returns AFTER the tribulation and gathers together his elect.

THE RESTRAINER’S IDENTITY

So, if the Holy Spirit is not the Restrainer, who or what is? The Restrainer is Michael the archangel, ‘protector of Israel.’

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. (Dan 12:1) It is seen in Scripture more than once that God used his angels to bind up, cast down, and war against “fallen ones,” or Lucifer’s angels. One example, Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, Rev 20:3 and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time. More references on Michael the Archangel and how God uses him; Dan 10:21, Jude 1:9, & Rev 12:7.

The ‘book’ in Dan 12:1, “every one that shall be found written in the book” could be referring to the Lamb’s Book of Life – Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works. Rev 20:15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Do you see that if your name isn’t found in the Book of Life, you won’t be found in heaven either?! You’re either a bonafide believer in Christ, or you’re not, there’s no in between. When a man was found at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb not wearing proper wedding attire, HE WAS THROWN OUT. No one can enter the wedding feast unless he wears the ROBE OF SALVATION given to him by Jesus Christ when one repents of his sins and receives Him as his Savior, Mat 22:11-13 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

which had not on a wedding garment — The language here is drawn from the following remarkable passage in Zep_1:7, Zep_1:8 : – “Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God; for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, He hath bid His guests. And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord’s sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king’s children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.” The custom in the East of presenting festival garments (see Gen_45:22; 2Ki_5:22), even though nor clearly proved, Is certainly presupposed here. It undoubtedly means something which they bring not of their own – for how could they have any such dress who were gathered in from the highways indiscriminately? – but which they receive as their appropriate dress. And what can that be but what is meant by “putting on the Lord Jesus,” as “The Lord Our Righteousness?” (See Psa_45:13, Psa_45:14). Nor could such language be strange to those in whose ears had so long resounded those words of prophetic joy: “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels” (Isa_61:10). [Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary]

THOSE WHO BELIEVE ARE SAVED FROM GOD’S WRATH

Believers in Christ whether Jew or Gentile, are saved from God’s wrath, but not spared all tribulation, trials, tests, and persecution. All are called to suffer for His Name’s sake, as have God’s prophets, apostles, priests, and disciples down through the Ages. Why do believers in the twenty-first century think they should be exempt? 1Pet 4:1 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; 1Pet 4:2 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.

Some feel that the “wrath of God” refers to the entire Tribulation period, not just the time when God pours out His “vials of wrath” on the wicked as seen in Revelation 16:1-21 where ONLY the wicked and unrepentant upon earth receive God’s wrath. Rev 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a noisome and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and that worshipped his image. Rev 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat: and they blasphemed the name of God who hath the power over these plagues; and they repented not to give him glory. Rev 16:10 And the fifth poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast; and his kingdom was darkened; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, Rev 16:11 and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they repented not of their works.

They who patiently wait for Jesus in purity and holiness, like a Bride adorned for her husband (Rev 21:2) will be protected from God’s judgments and wrath poured out during the Great Tribulation period, just like Noah and his family were protected in an ark during the great flood (Genesis 7:1-24). Christ is the Ark of believers, who likewise shall be protected from the flood of judgments poured out upon the wicked during the great tribulation. God kept the Israelites safe from the plagues sent upon the Egyptians. Their houses marked with sheep’s blood, symbolizing Christ’s future sacrificial death, was a ‘sign’ that kept the angel of Death from destroying them. Likewise, God’s Born Again children are ‘marked’ with the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ! When God (Yahweh) sees one of His dear children, He sees the Blood of His Son Jesus covering them, and no demon, devil, or destroying angel can snatch them out of His mighty hand!

Jesus prayed to His Father, “Father, I ask not that you take them (believers in Me) out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil.” John 17:15 ‘That thou shouldest take them out of the world – Though they were going into trials and persecutions, yet Jesus did not pray that they might be removed soon from them. It was better that they should endure them, and thus spread abroad the knowledge of his name. It would be easy for God to remove his people at once to heaven, but it is better for them to remain, and show the power of religion in supporting the soul in the midst of trial, and to spread his gospel among men. Shouldest keep them from the evil – This may mean either from the evil one that is, the devil, or from evil in general that is, from apostasy, from sinking in temptation. Preserve them from that evil, or give them such grace that they may endure all trials and be sustained amid them.’ [Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible]

‘Christ doth not pray that his Father would take up his saints out of this sinful and troublesome world into heaven, because he knew that they were to be of use to him for a time in the world; but he prays that the Lord would keep them from the evil one, (so some would have it translated), or from the evil thing; by which we must not understand what is penally and afflictively evil, but only what is sinfully evil: and by his example he hath directed us how we ought to pray; not for death, nor absolutely for a deliverance from the evils and miseries of this life; but that we may be delivered from those temptations to sin, to which a multitude of sharp trials and afflictions will expose even the best of men.’ [Matthew Poole’s Commentary]

PERSECUTION PURIFIES THE CHURCH

“Many shall be purified, and made white,and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. (Dan 12:10) This is a reference to end time persecution of the saints on earth. Both Daniel and Revelation speak to the end time, and what happens to the world and to believers. This has been taught in the majority of evangelistic and mainline protestant denominations. 

CONCLUSION: 

Unless evidence can be found to the contrary, I conclude that Jesus Christ is coming at the end of the Age with His angels, not His saints. The evidence thus far, doesn’t support a Pre-trib rapture. When Jesus comes, he will judge the wicked, gather his Elect together, and reward the just, all at approximately the same time – as the book of Matthew states. Jesus appears in the clouds first, separates the wicked from the just, then gathers together his elect and disperses his rewards to them. Things and events move very fast in the spiritual realm so each of these events could happen simultaneously yet very quickly, in the “blink of an eye…”

1Co 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Debra R. Stout © August 31, 2016

ENDNOTES:

[1] 1 Corinthians 12:8
[2] https://fortheloveoftruth.wordpress.com/rapture/
[3] http://www.askelm.com/essentials/ess025.htm [4] http://post-triborpre-trib.blogspot.com/

THE WAY OF ESCAPE FROM THE MATRIX

Transhumanism_Public_Domain_30“The Matrix is all around you…” was a line from the 1999 sci-fi movie, “The Matrix.” Perhaps you’ve seen it? If you have dear reader, then you’ll immediately identify with the analogy I’ll be making between it and our daily reality. One of the film’s messages is that there’s much more to our world than what we can perceive with our physical senses.

What exactly is the Matrix? “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy” said Morpheus. “What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.”

People for the most part are blind to what the system is really about and what it’s doing to them. They’ve been brainwashed – “had the world pulled over their eyes” by the powers or should I say, the power behind it. This evil system causes all within it to submit to its rigid controls over government, education, commerce, work, media, technology, religion, recreation, natural resources – even what you wear, eat, and drink! While you’re made to believe that you’re free, you’re really not. Freedom is but an illusion because the system makes most of your decisions for you. You can only say what the system allows you to say, think what it wants you to think, and do what it wants you to do! Does “political correctness” ring a bell? How about the state and federal laws which require licenses for everything you want to do, like drive a car, get married, operate a business or even have a yard sale on your own property? Have you never asked what gives the state the right to require a license for you to fish from lakes, streams, and even the ocean – all of which belong to the Creator? The reality is, you’re no more free than someone wasting away in a prison cell – in fact the Matrix is a prison from which there is but ONE escape.

“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe (unfortunately that’s what most prefer to do). You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” Hold onto your seat, I’m going to employ a play on words here. It isn’t the blue pill but the red pill, representing the Blood of Jesus Christ, which “opens our eyes” to the truth of who we are (sinners) and enables us to free ourselves from the system which has “pulled the world” over them. The Matrix system touches the spiritual as well as the physical aspects of our existence. I propose to you that the Matrix isn’t just around us, it’s inside us.

The Bible says that it’s only through Christ’s Blood, that we can be reconciled back to God, the Father of all Creation, and escape the system wherein every person is a ‘slave to sin’ by nature [Rms 5:21, Rms 6:16-17; Rms 6:23]. You see, when you were born you inherited a sin nature, or tendency to sin. Sin is any act which rebels against the laws which Yahweh gave Mankind to follow in order to live right. God’s laws were written down into books which we can read in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. His laws tell us how to live in harmony with Nature and with our neighbor. God’s Book, the Bible, contains all that’s necessary for men to live right and become holy so that they can enter Eternity cleansed from their sinful nature by being Born Again [1 Jn 3:9; 5:18, 1 Pet 1:23, John 3:3]. It’s really quite simple, anyone can get cleansed from their sin and freed from their sinful nature by first believing on the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and then by asking Him to forgive them of all their sins. God, who is gentle and merciful, won’t turn anyone away who comes to Him humbly seeking the truth in sincerity [John 3:15-16, Jn 6:37 & 40, Jn 20:31, 1Jn 1:9].

If this describes YOU dear reader, and you feel God tugging at your heart strings, please consider whether God might be calling you to come to the Fount of Christ’s Blood and get cleansed of your sin, so that you can enter into life. The world is in turmoil and times are hard, people everywhere are searching for answers to seemingly unsolvable problems, but Jesus is the answer to all of our dilemmas. He said that all who come to Him will never again hunger or thirst [John 6:35, Rev 7:16]. I’ll share a little secret with you – He wasn’t talking just about physical hunger and thirst. He was talking about spiritual hunger and thirst.

Our souls hunger and thirst for something we can’t see, but we sense that something vital is missing from our lives! So we search for it in science, the arts, philosophy, work, acquisitions, religion, even the occult – but we can’t find it in any of these places. King Solomon in the Bible, was said to be the wisest man ever born, yet it was he who said that “all is futility” – all of man’s accomplishments can’t fill the emptiness he feels [Eccl 1:2]. Thus, men labor by sweat and toil all their days but get very little satisfaction from any of it [Gen 3:19, Eccl 1:14, 2:17&23]. It’s from his sense of futility and frustration with life in general that man continues to frantically search for what he feels is missing but can’t find; for that elusive something he knows exists but can’t describe. That vital something is Someone – Jesus Christ the Lord, who alone can fill man’s emptiness and satisfy his need for meaning and significance! You see, we human beings are precious, so important to Yahweh that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to be a sin-offering for our sins, so that we can be saved from the world, the Devil, and the corruption of our own nature! [1 Cor 15:53 & 54, Rms 6:22 & 23, John 8:32 & 36]

We’ve all been born into the Matrix with a natural bent or propensity to sin, or in other words, we just naturally sin because it’s our nature to do so. Our natural state is what the Bible calls “Lost” because we’re like blind men who can’t find our way back to God with whom we’ve become “estranged.” We’re born this way because the first man Adam and the first woman Eve, disobeyed God’s command to not eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and thereby committed the first SIN. Before they disobeyed God, both of them had a close and secure relationship with their Creator, but when He called for them after they had sinned, they “hid themselves” because they were afraid to face Him. Due to their deep sense of guilt and shame, they felt SEPARATED from the One they had been so close to, and loved so dearly. They knew immediately when they ate the forbidden fruit, that something vital had left them! This is how they knew they were naked [Gen 3:7-10]. Before they sinned, Adam and Eve lived in a state of total innocence and purity, the LIGHT of which covered them like a garment. They daily communed with God and nothing interferred with that communion because their consciences were clear – until they came to know (experience) EVIL. This is how Man’s sinful nature came to be. The Hebrew word “know”(yâda‛) means to ‘know by experience,’ to become acquainted with, to discriminate or distinguish (between good and evil in this narrative), to be instructed (the Serpent instructed Adam and Eve to sin against Yahweh), to know a person in a carnal way (hmmm). What was so bad about that tree that God “forbade” the first couple to partake of it? There are those who say the ‘forbidden fruit’ was an unholy, unnatural sexual act or union.  Perhaps Adam and Eve “knew” each other in a carnal way – in an unloving, LUSTFUL manner, or had sex out of God’s timing? Having sex outside of God’s will as stated in the Bible, is LUST, and lust is a sin according to God.  Whatever they did, it had to be more than just eating a piece of fruit, especially since it brought about such harsh judgments upon them from God. Why would Adam and Eve sew ‘fig leaves’ together into aprons to cover their ‘private parts,’ unless their sin was of a sexual nature? When God said in Genesis 3:15, “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed [zera, meaning ‘offspring,’ ‘descendents,’ or ‘children’] and her seed,” an incredible tenet emerges that Satan has seed, that it is at enmity with Christ, and that it is set to return in the last days. Daniel said: “They shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay” (Daniel 2:43). While Daniel does not explain who ‘they’ that ‘mingle themselves with the seed of men’ are, the personal pronoun ‘they’ raises questions over what (or who) in the end times ‘mingle with the seed of men?’ Who are these non-human seed?

We can imagine what Adam and Eve must have felt when they realized they had been deceived by the serpent, and had fallen from their sinless state into one having all kinds of sinful lusts [Rms 6:12, Eph 2:3, 4:22; 1 Jn 2:16, Jms 4:1]. While Yahweh was angry at them for disobeying Him, I think he too must have felt sorrow over the estrangement between them and Himself. Yahweh created Man out of Love – He wanted creatures with whom He could relate and who were made in His image [Gen 1:26-27, Gen 5:1-2]. Whenever man (or devil) attempts to mar, change or CORRUPT God’s image in some way, he’ll suffer severe consequences! [Rev 16:2]

What I don’t like about the Matrix movie (actually there’s a lot) is that it describes mankind as a “virus” which contradicts what God says about mankind [Gen 1:28, Ps 8:4-6]. Mankind has a very special purpose and destiny [Heb 2:5]. The movie also promotes the idea that machines are superior to human beings – a demonically inspired idea designed to deceive mankind into believing that he’s so terribly flawed that he needs to radically change himself. The next step is to make him think that he can achieve greater things and be stronger, better, and even live forever – if he accepts the combining of his DNA with that of animal or angelic DNA, or other non-human material such as machinery. This “upgrade” as it is sometimes called, won’t be an upgrade at all, but a degradation (a downgrading of) the human being, for God will Himself give immortality (an eternal upgrade!) at the end of this Age to all who receive Him as Lord of their lives now [John 1:12, 1 Cor 15:53-54, 1 Jn 2:25].

By combining human and animal DNA, Scientists have created hideous hybrids animal-human-chimeracalled Chimeras [1]. This is a gross violation of God’s command to not mix one type of seed with another but to allow all seed to “produce after its own kind” [Gen 1:11& 25, 1 Cor 15:38-39]. This same law applies to the hybridization of plants and food, as in “genetically modified” or GMO food. God gave mankind His laws and commands to protect him from destroying himself and the world. The ultimate outcome of altering the human genome, as well as that of animals and plants, can only bring perversion, confusion, and destruction to all living things. What’s called Transhumanism [2] is an evil that will bring God’s judgment upon the Earth. Once the Image of God in man has been altered by mixing his DNA with animal or other non-human DNA, the result is a creature that’s not fully Human and therefore, no longer redeemable. Like the “fallen angels” who sinned by “mixing” (or mingling) their genes with human females creating the “giants” of old [Gen 6:2&4] which were destroyed in the Flood [Gen 6:17], Chimeras will be destroyed in the Lake of Fire along with the Devil and fallen angels [Rev 14:11, 19:20]. BEWARE! Once a person’s DNA is altered to create a hybrid being, he’s no longer completely human. Some claim that this altering of the human genome is the taking of the “MARK OF THE BEAST” [3][4], but the bible states that taking the Mark of the Beast is taking ‘the name of the Beast’ or the ‘number of his name’ in one’s right hand or forehead. So I don’t see how being a hybrid fits that criteria; where’s the ‘name,’ where’s the ‘number?’ Also, taking the Mark of the Beast involves WORSHIP. Could it be that by agreeing to have your DNA altered, you are worshiping the Beast by esteeming man’s ideas and creations more than GOD’s? Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Man was made in God’s own image and likeness! Gen 1:27 And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. For Man to think he can improve on God’s design is the height of arrogance. If this doesn’t fit the biblical description of man worshiping and serving himself more than the Creator, then I don’t know what would. 

God has provided for the redemption (salvation) of men made in His image, but I think it unlikely for Chimeras, and certainly not for fallen angels who are doomed to eternal destruction. There’s a teaching that the Devil and fallen angels will be reconciled back to Yahweh in the end. It’s a false, blasphemous teaching which I’ll address in a separate article soon. For now, the Bible states that those who worship anything or anyone other than the true Elohim (God) of the Bible, Yahweh, cannot be saved. Neither the Devil nor the fallen angels worship and obey Yahweh and Yeshua (Jesus). They’re rebels and evil to the core.

There are TWO BEASTS mentioned in the book of Revelation; the first Beast rises up from the Sea, the second Beast rises up from the earth. In the oldest bible manuscripts, the number 666 is not found, but rather the Arabic letters, Chi Xi Stigma which spell “in the name of allah!” According to the Book of Revelation the Mark is both a name and a number. Many are now saying that the second Beast is ISLAM – the first Beast is the VATICAN. These seem to better fit the bible’s description of the two beasts than do others. http://www.hope-of-israel.org/beastmark.html

 

 

*Keep in mind that The Mark of the Beast is different from the image of the Beast.

 

“Singularity and The Image of the Beast”

The Warning –

When man creates The Image, it is not just for a scientific accomplishment. There is a sinister evil motive behind it. The goal is to show that man is the now the creator. There is a new leap in evolution. Man can achieve eternal life on his own. God is out of the picture, and man is now the creator. Man can have eternal life without the Creator! This attempt for eternal life is pitiful: a cyborg!

The False Prophet takes the Image result for cyborg imagescreation of The Image into the spiritual realm. He demands that everyone on earth worship The Image and the Anti-Christ. This is man worshipping himself. It is a way to determining who is not a believer in the Anti-Christ and evolution. Those who do not participate in worshipping The Image will be killed:Revelation 13:15 “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.”

The Bible issues stern warnings about worshipping The Image; it is strictly forbidden. All that submit and worship the Anti-Christ and his Image are eternally separated from the true Creator. Modern science, which is based on evolution, will merge into a religion that worships a man and his creation. It is pure idolatry at its core. They worship a man and his cyborg as if they were God. [5]     

While it’s true that Mankind is seriously flawed due to the Fall, he can’t fix the problem by changing his nature through genetic alteration. But as usual, man thinks that he can achieve immortality and anything else he needs or wants, apart from God. It’s the same LIE the serpent deceived Eve with back in the book of Genesis – “you won’t die but will become as gods, knowing both good and evil” when he tempted them to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil [Gen 2:16-17, Genesis 3:4-11]. The lesson for us today is that when God prohibits something, it is for our own good. Disobeying Him, going our own way, or deciding for ourselves what is and is not beneficial to us will always lead to disaster. Our heavenly Father who created us knows what is best for us, and when He prohibits something, we should listen to Him. When we choose to obey our own wills instead of His perfect and holy will, things never go well for us. – http://www.gotquestions.org/forbidden-fruit.html

As you can see, the serpent was telling a partial truth, the part where he said they will “know both good and evil” – was true, but the rest was a lie. Adam and Eve didn’t become “as gods” and “live forever,” but instead eventually died and brought death upon all men. This is why God had to send His Son Jesus to save humanity which He compares to sheep who have “lost their way” [Isa 53:6, Lk 19:10].

CONCLUSION —

Since Adam and Eve, every person is born with a sin nature which he can’t overcome until he believes that Jesus is the unique Son of God who gave Himself for all men by dying on the Cross, so that they may be forgiven and cleansed of their Sin, and sin nature. It’s only through Jesus that men may escape the Matrix and be RESTORED to a right relationship with Yahweh (the one, true God; creator of all that is).

If you’re someone who hungers or thirsts for something vital which you feel is missing from your life but you don’t know what it is – just believe with your heart that Jesus Christ died for your Sins and “receive” Him [Jn 1:12], so that you can get FREE from the Matrix (enslavement to your sin nature) and live a life of true LIBERTY. God the Father promises all who trust His Son Jesus Christ to save (free) them from their sin natures, will not only have liberty here and now, but everlasting Life in His presence hereafter [Jn 6:47, 10:28, 11:25; Rev 20:4]. Where can you get a better offer than that? If you know where, please tell me about it!

Debra R. Stout © April 26, 2016

 

END NOTES:

[1] http://www.infowars.com/the-era-of-chimeras-scientists-fearlessly-create-bizarre-humananimal-hybrids/
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/End%20of%20the%20World/Genetics%20Nightmare/chimeras.htm
http://imageofbeast.com/human-animal-chimera-are-here-on-us-research-farms/
https://www.sott.net/article/293674-A-new-way-to-be-human-The-plan-is-to-replace-existing-humans-with-transhuman-hybrids

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwh4ShZA5Tg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBTCYD2Wax0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56KLmldZvr4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4qA0Ue_sI4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69bLgOgbZVk (GMO’s, Seeds of Destruction)

[3] http://www.defendproclaimthefaith.org/singularity.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwh4ShZA5Tg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcnTdO47p0Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56KLmldZvr4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReGzEdHaTUk

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvt6ia7foII                          

[5] http://www.defendproclaimthefaith.org/singularity.htm