Endtimes & Prophecy

About end-time events and prophecies; past, present, & future. About the purpose for, and necessity of, prophecy in every generation.

THE POWER OF AN OATH

90 military recruits run through Conroe - The CourierThe practice of binding the soul with vows and oaths is of very ancient date, and common to all systems of religion. [1] I want you to pay particular attention to the part about “binding the soul” for that is the power of oath-taking and vow-making, which is why no one should take either lightly.

The biblical definition of “oath” in the New Testament is ‘horkos’ Thayer Definition: 1) that which has been pledged or promised with an oath. One Old Testament word for “oath” is, shebû‛âh; Feminine passive participle of H7650; properly something sworn, that is, an oath: – curse, oath, X sworn.

A Few Old Testament examples of swearing (or oath-taking) –

Exo 6:7  And I will take you as my people, and I will be your God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 
Exo 6:8  And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning which I raised my hand to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it unto you for a heritage: I am the LORD. [Jubilee Version] Exo 6:8  And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD. [KJV]
Deu 32:39  See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 
Deu 32:40  For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. 
Gen 14:22  And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 
Gen 14:23  That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: 
Dan 12:7  And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever

A Few New Testament examples of swearing –

Heb 6:16  For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 
Heb 6:17  Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 
Rev 10:5  And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven
Rev 10:6  And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever,

swear: Heb. lift up my hand, The ancient mode of appealing to God was by lifting up the right hand, and was considered as a form of swearing. Hence yamin, in Hebrew ‘the right hand’, is in Arabic an oath, and as a verb, to take an oath. A similar custom prevailed among the heathens. See Virg. Æn. 1. xii. v. 196. Gen_14:22; Deu_32:40; Eze_20:5-6, Eze_20:15, Eze_20:23, Eze_20:28, Eze_20:42, Eze_36:7, Eze_47:14

The right hand was lifted up in taking an oath ( Genesis 14:22 , etc.). The hand is frequently mentioned, particularly the right hand, as a symbol of power and strength ( Psalms 60:5 ; Isaiah 28:2 ). [2]

As an example, I’ll share a personal incident when the college I was graduating from asked me if I wanted to join the Phi-Beta-Kappa society and attend a special awards ceremony for the high honors students, of which I was one. At the time I knew nothing about college sororities or societies like Phi-Beta-Kappa and I just thought it would be nice to have my accomplishments acknowledged. What I later discovered is that this and any college sorority or society is based upon the Bavarian Illuminati, a secret society! Mystery abounds in secret societies like the Freemasons, the Birch Society, Skull and Bones, and the infamous Illuminati (“Mystery Bablyon the Great”?).

As I stood among my fellow graduating students awaiting the handing out of our certificates of membership in the prestigious Phi-Beta-Kappa society, we were each given a lighted candle to hold in our left hand and told to RAISE OUR RIGHT HAND as we recited words (VOWS actually) which we promised to keep as members of this group! Suddenly I recalled feeling very uncomfortable and didn’t recite the vows but just stood there. I knew in my spirit that something was wrong with the procedings but didn’t know what at that moment. It wasn’t till I got home and began to pray and ask God why I felt uneasy that I learned what was wrong. First, I searched the Bible about the taking of oaths and found old and new testament verses about it. Then, I searched out the origins of sororities and the Phi-Beta-Kappa society and learned it was a branch of the Illuminati. I was horrified and prayed to God as to what I should do about it. The following morning, I called the society and demanded that my name be REMOVED from their membership roll immediately. At first the woman I spoke to there was unwilling to do what I asked, saying that it couldn’t be done because membership was forever and therefore couldn’t be rescinded! At that, I said to her that it would be a waste of their valuable resources to keep me on their membership roll since I wasn’t planning to further my education, and I kept insisting that she remove me. Finally, she gave in and removed my name and contact info. from their membership. After I ended my conversation with her and hung up the phone, I prayed to God again and asked Him if she did in fact do it and He assured me that it had been done in the natural and in the SPIRIT REALM as well. Whew! What a big relief that was to me and a lesson learned to never again make any vows, pledges, or oaths unless I knew to whom I was making them and fully understood what I was doing. All secret societies have RELIGIOUS aspects to their ceremonies, often invoking demonic spirits while performing strange acts like lying naked in a coffin (Freemasonry). I believe that God permitted me to go to the ceremony so that He could teach me that taking of vows and oaths is a very serious matter with Him, not to be engaged in lightly. Because God knew I didn’t know any better, He provided a way out for me.

The overall lesson and purpose for this article is to warn people about the seriousness of taking oaths and to avoid taking them unless required by law, as in a courtroom or in signing certain legal documents. Another, perhaps more urgent purpose however, is to sound an alarm about the ETERNAL OATH [3] which anyone can voluntarily take now (forcibly later on?) in order to join the Illuminati. Landing on the Illuminati website was probably no accident as I’ve been asking God to reveal to me what the Mark of the Beast really is, since there are many opinions floating around about it. The very first thing you see is a symbol or ‘mark’ of their organization which includes an All-seeing eye, a pyramid, a hallo of sorts, and the words ILLUMINATI 666 SOCIETY. Did you get the 666, the number associated with the Beast?! Right below it are these words, “The Illuminati is an elite organization of world leaders, business authorities, innovators, artists, and other influential members of this planet. Our coalition unites influencers of all political, religious, and geographical backgrounds to further the prosperity of the human species as a whole.” [4] It is believed that the Rothchilds, Rockerfellers, and Bildebergers, to name just a few, are members of the Illuminati [5]. 

Could it be possible that the Illuminati’s New World Order of which many are Luciferians, is the 8th Beast power mentioned in the book of Revelation? Could the “ten horns” or “kings” be ten rulers who rule over ten regions of the world? Some think the European Union which used to be the old Roman Empire is the “king that was, and is not, yet is” Rev. 17:8 & 17. The European Union they say, is a revived Roman Empire which was “one of the seven” former world empires which rises again as “the eighth” and final world empire/kingdom on earth. They may be right.

One possible interpretation is that they are nations or powers of the Antichrist’s Endtime empire that will come from the remains of the ancient Roman Empire, since the 10-horned Antichrist kingdom grows out of the Roman beast (Daniel 7:7) that ruled much of modern-day Europe. If this interpretation is correct, the European Union (EU) could fulfill the prophecy of the “ten horns” and play an important role in the Endtime. [6]

Rev 17:11  And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 
Rev 17:12  And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 
Rev 17:13  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 

Rev 13:11  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 
Rev 13:12  And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 
Rev 13:13  And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 
Rev 13:14  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 
Rev 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. 
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: 
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 13:18  Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (or 666)

Did you know that 666 is the SUM of the numbers 1-36 added up together? “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count (can also be rendered compute, calculate, reckon) the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”- Rev 13:18   You’ll learn this and other things about Freemasonry and the Illuminati, like their god Baphomet, whose picture is on the front page of their website. I had a dream in which I saw Baphomet and a man who bowed before it and kissed its ring which had a red six-pointed star on it [7]. The Six-Pointed Star of modern Israel, used by King Solomon of antiquity, is associated with the occult, witchcraft, and the number 666.

Could the ETERNAL OATH of the Illuminati be the “mark” (of ownership) that will condemn whoever takes it to a fiery hell? [Rev. 13:16-20] It’s a fair question in light of the requirements for membership in the Illuminati, whose number is 666 and is pushing for a New World Order. It should be obvious to you by now, that a Christian should never take an oath to any organization, no, not even to join a church membership! Remember, Jesus said, “let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” Mat 5:37  This is why I no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. A Christian’s allegiance is to be given ONLY to the Lord of Heaven and Earth, Yahweh, and to His Son Jesus Christ. Go search for yourself and see if these things are true or not. After you do, I would love to hear from you.

Shalom to the Elect of God,

Debra

Footnotes:

[1] The Biblical Illustrator
[2] https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/hand/

[3] https://illuminati.am/oath/?utm_source=illuminati.amp;utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=maze&utm_content=bottom
[4] https://jointheilluminatitemple.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgp_-0LiH7AIVhL7ICh2RVww5EAMYAiAAEgJRpfD_BwE [5] http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.133.3974&rep=rep1&type=pdf  [6] http://endtimeinfo.com/2011/01/a-bible-study-of-daniel-7/

[7] http://spirit-wind.org/2016/10/apostate-king-solomons-magic-ring/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can You Not Watch With Me?

JESUS, (English), Judas Betrays Jesus; Jesus is Arrested - YouTubeWhen Jesus was praying and agonizing over His soon arrest and crucifixion, He asked His disciples to “watch” with Him but all of them “fell asleep.” When the Roman soldiers came to arrest Jesus, His sleeping disciples woke up and all of them fled except for Peter who stayed nearby warming himself by a fire in the courtyard. Eventually, one or more of the people there recognized Peter as being Jesus’s disciple and asked him if he “knew” Jesus. Being a fallible human being like we all are, Peter “denied” knowing Christ out of fear of being delivered over to the same fate as Jesus.

Mat 26:30  And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. 
Mat 26:31  Then Jesus said unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night; for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 
Mat 26:32  But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 
Mat 26:33  Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended in thee, yet I will never be offended. 
Mat 26:34  Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night before the cock crows, thou shalt deny me three times. 
Mat 26:35  Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. 

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

Mat 26:36  Then Jesus came with them unto a place called Gethsemane and said unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 
Mat 26:37  And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 
Mat 26:38  Then he said unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death; tarry ye here and watch with me. 
Mat 26:39  And he went a little further and fell on his face, praying and saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 
Mat 26:40  And he came unto the disciples and found them asleep and said unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 
Mat 26:41  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 
Mat 26:42  He went away again the second time and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me except I drink it, thy will be done. 
Mat 26:43  And he came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. 

                      Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus                          

Mat 26:47  And while he yet spoke, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the princes of the priests and elders of the people. 
Mat 26:48  Now he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast. 
Mat 26:49  And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, Receive joy, master; and kissed him. 
Mat 26:50  And Jesus said unto him, Friend, why art thou come? Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took him. 
Mat 26:55  In that same hour Jesus said to the multitude, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me. 
Mat 26:56  But all this was done that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him and fled. 
Mat 26:58  But Peter followed him afar off unto the patio of the high priest and went in and sat with the servants to see the end. 
Mat 26:69  Now Peter sat outside in the patio; and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. 
Mat 26:70  But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. 
Mat 26:71  And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him and said unto those that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. 
Mat 26:72  And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man
Mat 26:73  And after a while those that stood by came unto him and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them, for thy speech makes thee manifest. 
Mat 26:74  Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately a cock crew. 
Mat 26:75  And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who said unto him, Before the cock crows, thou shalt deny me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly. 

In this bible account, believers can see parallels between what occurred with Jesus and His disciples then and what’s happening in our world and in the Church, today. First, I believe Jesus is agonizing over the decaying state of the world right now and is asking believers everywhere, “Could you not watch with Me one hour?”

What happened with Christ’s disciples is still happening! While the world is rapidly sliding into an abyss of moral decay so deep and so dark it will never recover outside of divine intervention, many believers are sleeping instead of “watching” with their LORD. When the soldiers came to arrest Jesus they were caught unaware, caught off guard and they FLED! Peter stayed behind warming himself by a fire but ended up “denying” that he knew Jesus – three times! I would rather WEEP bitter tears interceding for the world, than weep bitter tears because I failed to watch in prayer and fell as a result! If we don’t watch, we won’t SEE the Enemy coming, and when he attacks us we won’t have the spiritual strength to “stand fast.” What will you do when the Antichrist sends soldiers to YOUR house to arrest you? Will you change your testimony about Christ and deny Him, or will you “stand” by Him? You best decide before the soldiers show up at your door.

Friend, I’m sure that if you know Christ, you wouldn’t want to deny Him, BUT remember, our “flesh is weak”, meaning that it is prone to committing sin, to doing the wrong thing. The way to avoid giving in to our flesh, our natural inclinations and find strength to “resist” the Devil’s temptations is to “watch” and “pray” that we “enter not into temptation” but be delivered from evil – Mat 6:13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Eph 6:12  For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Eph 6:13  Wherefore take up the whole armour of God,that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. 

When the Antichrist begins his campaign to annihilate anyone who refuses to worship him, I wonder if there will be Christians who “deny Christ” in order to save their lives. May you nor I be one! I often pray that no matter what happens to me or to my loved ones, I will never abandon or deny my Lord and savior Jesus Christ. 

If ever there was a time for “watching” and praying, it is now. If we do not watch, we will stumble and possibly fall in the hour of trial and testing, just like Jesus’s disciples did, and friend, that HOUR is upon us RIGHT NOW. Believe it or not, this generation is living in the LAST HOUR just before Jesus Christ returns to this earth to judge unrepentant sinners and to “gather His elect” to Himself. [Mt 24:31] 

If ever there was a time for hearing the message of the Cross and of the believer’s obligation to take up his/her own cross and follow Jesus, it’s now. Don’t be fooled, believers have been called to “suffer” for Christ – to walk in His footsteps which lead to the Cross. We cannot have a Christianity void of persecution and we cannot have a Christianity which has no Cross! Jesus said, if we want to follow Him we must “take up our cross daily” [Mt 16:24] Ours is to be a life of “self-denial,” of denying our fleshly, natural inclinations to spare ourselves from suffering! Our flesh strives to “save itself” but Jesus teaches us to “lose our lives” for His and the gospel’s sake in order that we might “save them for eternal life” – Mat 16:25  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 

Trials and tests show who you really are, whether you’re a true believer or not. Mature believers understand that they are called to suffer for the sake of Christ, but babies in Christ may not have fully grasped this truth. While ministers should be teaching the message of the cross, they are preaching a false prosperity message which promises material blessings to those who TITHE to their church, and do whatever else their Pastor asks of them. The prosperity message is wrong – Jesus never promises His followers easy lives devoid of suffering if they tithe to the church. In fact, the tithe or ten percent of one’s income is an Old Covenant law which New Covenant believers are no longer “under” or obligated to keep (Rms 6:14, 7:4 & 6). Under the New Covenant, which Jesus instituted just before His death (Jer 31:31, Heb 8:8 & 13), giving to the maintenance of the ministry is through free will offerings. Ministers who say the tithe is MANDATORY for New Covenant believers are either misinformed or dishonest. Do your own research and you will see. [1]

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this message, or want to encourage me please feel free to contact me – I would love to hear from you. I pray that the message was helpful to you and that if you’re a believer in Christ you will faithfully follow in the steps of Jesus by taking up your cross daily and denying yourself; for in losing your life for His sake, you will save it for life eternal.

Peace to all who embrace the cross and crucify their flesh nature, that Christ may be formed in them (Gal 4:19). 

Debra

Footnote:
[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/tithing-Christian.html

 

Hope in Perilous Times

Tough times tend to temporarily cause a loss of a sense of wellbeing or joy, and when left unchecked, progresses to a point where all hope for a better tomorrow is gone. What on earth, other than death, could be worse than that? Without hope there’s no zest for living, nothing to live for, and no future to plan for. Sometimes, those who have lost hope turn to drugs and/or alcohol to escape their feelings of despair. While drugs and alcohol give temporary relief, the loss of control one may exhibit while on them, only drives despair deeper! But there is an answer for troubled minds in perilous times and His name is JESUS!

Jesus promises to give the believer “a future and hope…..” – Jeremiah 29:11

A Hindrance to Hope & Its Antidote —-

Fear erodes hope like running water erodes rock, and in troublous times there’s always plenty of fear to go around. The antidote for fear is faith in God and His Word.

… What have I to dread, what have I to fear
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near
Leaning on the everlasting arms…

Published in 1887 with music by Anthony J. Showalter and lyrics by Showalter and Elisha Hoffman. Showalter was inspired by the phrase in the Book of Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms”.

“They walked over on dry ground” – the Israelites walked through the Red Sea after Moses stretched out his staff over it by faith. What did his act represent? Faith in a miracle working God! Faith always requires us to take some sort of ACTION, passive faith does nothing. As apostle James wrote, “Faith without works is dead” – Jms. 2:20

The dry ground represents the Word of God which is our ”sure foundation.” The only way to get through the “deep waters” of times like we’re experiencing now with the Coronavirus pandemic, is to keep our eyes on God and wield our Sword (the word of God) against all that comes against our Faith and witness. There is NO other savior! No one else, especially not the government, is going to rescue us from this or any other calamity, plague, pandemic, tsunami, earthquake, etc.

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper” [Isa 54:17], that includes ALL kinds of weapons!! Claim this verse against 5G, electromagnetic beams, Wi-fi, biological warfare weaponry such as man made VIRUSES, slander and all sins of the tongue, and even knives and guns! We need to take God’s word seriously; it’s our life line, life jacket, and life boat!

A believer need not fear what’s being put into the air and into the water because God is also in the air we breathe and the water we drink, for God is EVERYWHERE and He protects those who know and love Him! God said, Joh 10:28  and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone pluck (snatch) them out of my hand. Now, that’s real security, not the false sense of security that the wearing of facial masks provides!

File:Illuminati triangle eye.pngGod is Omnipresent meaning He is everywhere at the same time, something only He is able to be! Satan will never be omnipresent though he will fool many people into believing that he is by using technology to produce a cheap imitation of it. The Illuminati ‘All-Seeing Eye’ (left) printed on our one-dollar bill doesn’t represent God’s watchful eye but Satan’s attempt to be like God through the use of technology. Satan uses SPY apparatus like satellites and cameras to enable him to SEE in many places at the same time, but he will never be truly Omnipresent the way God is, for that is an attribute which only God possesses. Job 28:24  He looks to the ends of the earth, and sees everything under the heavens. [TLV – Tree of Life Version] Pro 15:3  The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. [KJV] Pro 5:21  For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he weighs all his goings. Jer 23:24  Can any hide himself in hiding places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? said the LORD. Speaking of Jesus – Heb 4:13  Neither is there any created thing that is not manifested in his presence, but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him of whom we speak. [Jubilee Ver]

As you can see, here are 5 witnesses from the Bible declaring that Yahweh (God) can SEE everyone and everything at all times. God always knows what’s going on and they who believe (trust) in Him can rest assured that He never takes His eyes off of them and therefore, they need not fear anything or anyone. They know that their salvation is a done deal, a “sure” thing, “kept” for them in heaven until they will fully possess it – 1Pe 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah! In His great mercy He caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Messiah Yeshua from the dead. 1Pe 1:4  An incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading inheritance has been reserved in heaven for you. 1Pe 1:5  By trusting, you are being protected by God’s power for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [TLV]

The true disciples of Christ are under the continual watchful care of God, and the inheritance is guarded for them. [Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible]

Beloved of the LORD, you have nothing to fear for God is faithful to preserve those who keep covenant with Him – Deu 7:9  Know, therefore, that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and mercy with those that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. [Jubilee Ver]

What does it mean to keep covenant with God? A “covenant” is a “pledge” or an “agreement” between two parties to keep or observe specific terms as in “Terms” of a contract. God made several covenants with the Israelites throughout history culminating in the final covenant called the New Covenant which Jesus instituted at the Last Supper just before His death by crucifixion in 33AD. (The scope of these covenants is too large for this article but there are many resources out there that do a great job covering it). For now I’ll just give a short synopsis of the New Covenant that believers in Jesus Christ are under —

Definition of new covenant: a promise of redemption by God to people as individuals rather than as a nation and on the basis of God’s grace rather than a person’s adherence to the law. Christ is … the mediator of a new covenant — Interpreter’s Bible.

The prophet Jeremiah predicted the New Covenant. “The day will come, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. . . . But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day, says the Lord. ‘I will put my law in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people’ (Jeremiah 31:31, 33). Jesus Christ came to fulfill the Law of Moses (Matthew 5:17) and to establish the New Covenant between God and His people. The Old Covenant was written in stone, but the New Covenant is written on our hearts. Entering the New Covenant is made possible only by faith in Christ, who shed His blood to take away the sins of the world (John 1:29). Luke 22:20 relates how Jesus, at the Last Supper, takes the cup and says, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” (ESV). *Covenants in those days were all ratified or sealed by the sprinkling or shedding of blood.*

The New Covenant is also mentioned in Ezekiel 36:26–27, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” Ezekiel lists several aspects of the New Covenant here: a new heart, a new spirit, the indwelling Holy Spirit, and true holiness. The Mosaic Law could provide none of these things (see Romans 3:20). [1]

If you haven’t yet believed in Christ and received His free gift of salvation (or redemption of sins), may I ask what you’re waiting for? Time is very short and signs are everywhere pointing to the soon return of Christ and of the end of this Age. Ask Jesus to save you from the deceptions of the Devil and of men for He said, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6) Joh 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Joh 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgment, but hath passed out of death into life. 

If you wish to receive Christ right now as your Savior and Lord, repeat the following prayer: “Heavenly Father, I believe your Son Jesus died for the sins of the whole world and that only He can save me – Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Be my Lord and savior for I put all my trust in You now. Thank you for loving me and the world so much that you sent Your only Begotten Son Jesus to die for all mankind.

If you prayed that prayer in faith, God bless you, you’re now a Born Again child of God! The next step you must take is to read God’s Word the Bible every day and like a new born baby craves its mother’s milk so you must crave the Word of God for it will cause you to grow up strong and knowledgeable in God’s ways, and the Truth will set you free from a myriad of men’s opinions about life. You will learn how to defeat the Devil Satan and his temptations as you learn how to wield the Sword of the Spirit, God’s Word. The holy Bible and the Holy Spirit are the Christian’s constant companions and guides through life – consult them before making major decisions and pray for wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 8:1-11). ‘All-prayer’ is another piece of the Christian’s spiritual armor needed to defeat the Devil – Ephesians 6:10-18.

You can email me with any concerns or questions at soareeng.eagle@gmail.com, or leave a comment in the “Comment” section below. I will do my best to answer you as soon as I can.

Footnotes:
[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/new-covenant.html

“Preparing A People In 2020”

Normally I don’t like making predictions or forecasts so I may be stepping out a bit on a limb, but I feel that certain trends are moving us in the following directions –

I believe that 2020 will be a year of unexpected outcomes, a year when the plans of the wicked will be thwarted and overturned by God

I believe we may see miracles like those God performed in days of old

There will be an increase in dreams and visions for the people of God this year to help prepare them for what lies ahead including an influx of new converts who’ll need instruction and nurturance in the faith. As turmoil and fear envelopes the world, desperate people will turn to believers and clergy for answers. Believers in Christ must be ready! – 1Pe 3:15 ….and be ready always to respond to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and reverence. “ready” = heteos (fitness); adjusted, that is, ready: – prepared, (made) ready (-iness, to our hand).

On the negative side, I believe 2020 will be a year of unprecedented attacks on children and the family by Progressives [1] and groups like NAMBLA [2], North American Man/Boy Love Association who have powerful lobbies in Washington ever working to get laws passed that will decriminalize Pedophilia. [3]

I believe it will be a year of intensified attempts to discredit God, the Bible, and bible-believing Christians around the world by those who hate the Light. They will mock, deride and do all in their power to extinguish the Light but the people of God will not be deterred nor discouraged from spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ! These warriors of God will develop ‘eagle eyes’ to see through every stratagem of the Devil’s, and behold the glorious plan of God unfolding before them. Their steps will be ordered of the Lord and will not falter; the holy Remnant of God will stand by Him at all times. In fact, they will grow stronger and emerge victorious from the flames of persecution as did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from their fiery furnace –

Dan 3:1  Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 
Dan 3:2  Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. 
Dan 3:3  Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 
Dan 3:4  Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, 
Dan 3:5  That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: 
Dan 3:6  And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace
Dan 3:7  Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up – 
Dan 3:8  Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. 
Dan 3:9  They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. 
Dan 3:10  Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image
Dan 3:11  And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace
Dan 3:12  There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 
Dan 3:13  Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. 
Dan 3:14  Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 
Dan 3:15  Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? 
Dan 3:16  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 
Dan 3:17  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 
Dan 3:18  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 
Dan 3:19  Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. 
Dan 3:20  And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. 
Dan 3:21  Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 
Dan 3:22  Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 
Dan 3:23  And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace
Dan 3:24  Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. 
Dan 3:25  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. 
Dan 3:26  Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire
Dan 3:27  And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. 
Dan 3:28  Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. 
Dan 3:29  Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort. 
Dan 3:30  Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon. 

This passage is a sermon in itself but for now let it suffice to say that God is with His faithful ones even in the midst of terrible fiery trials. I doubt the three servants would have passed their test had they not been prepared by faithfully walking with God.

I believe the movement towards a Global economy and a One World religion will keep advancing this year but “fear not little flock” [Luk 12:32] your God has this all well in hand. He’s allowing this to take place in order to separate the true from the false, the real from the fake, and the holy from the profane.

When it looks like the Devil and his hoards are winning, some will “fall away” from the faith, but the Remnant will stand firm with the Lord. This is not a year to be sleeping but to stay awake, be alert. Believers must stay awake (spiritually) if they want to see the miracles happening in every day situations through which God speaks to us. My sensitive, lovely daughter brought this truth home this week through a circumstance which on its surface looked like nothing more than a meaningless, annoying inconvenience. Her husband accidentally locked himself out of his car with the engine running! He had no spare key, neither did she. My daughter called the police and fire departments to no avail, then tried several lock smiths who were likewise no help. Frantically she went to two auto parts stores and found one Slim Jim (lock jimmy) with which her husband was able to unlock his car door. What my sensitive daughter realized from this incident was that they were not PREPARED! She said that though they thought they were prepared this mishap showed her that they were not. She said that God gave her the word, “PREPAREDNESS” as the word of the moment, maybe of the entire year! She got it, she got the message God was speaking to her through an ordinary every day situation. She got the prophetic significance of the message as well in that it wasn’t just for the physical but also for the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life. Are you ready my friend for what lies ahead? It might be a good idea to spend some time this New Year’s Eve taking personal inventory to see if you’re prepared or not and make a list of those areas where you’re not, then ask God to show you what you need to do in order to get ready.

An example of unpreparedness in the Bible is The Parable of the Ten Virgins —-

Mat 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 
Mat 25:2  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 
Mat 25:3  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them
Mat 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps
Mat 25:5  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 
Mat 25:6  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 
Mat 25:7  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 
Mat 25:8  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out
Mat 25:9  But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 
Mat 25:10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Mat 25:11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 
Mat 25:12  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 
Mat 25:13  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. 

I don’t believe the foolish virgins lost their salvation but lost out on the Wedding Supper of the Lamb because they weren’t PREPARED to go into it, their “lamps” had “gone out” from not having enough “oil” with them. Oil in the Bible is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. God is telling us through this parable that it’s imperative for believers to get filled and stay filled with the Holy Spirit if they’re to be ready for His return, and to handle whatever comes their way in days ahead. A resource you may find helpful is a book entitled: “Whisper, How to Hear the Voice of God” by Mark Batterson in which he details seven ways or methods by which God speaks to us.

A blessed and victorious New Year to the prepared and faithful Remnant of the Lord!

~ Debra

Footnotes:

[1] Progressive = https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-01/california-democrats-legalize-child-prostitution

https://rightwingnews.com/america/the-progressive-agenda-for-america/
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/05/the_progressives_thug_agenda.html
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/the_new_nihilists_political_nihilism_and_the_progressive_movement_in_america.html
https://fee.org/articles/the-progressive-ideas-that-fueled-america-s-eugenics-movement/

[2] NAMBLA = https://lgbt.wikia.org/wiki/North_American_Man/Boy_Love_Association
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pedophile_and_pederast_advocacy_organization

You will see in the second link here how pervasive this monstrous movement is, it’s tentacles reach into all the world. Pray people of God, pray against this evil!

[3] Pedophilia = https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-01/california-democrats-legalize-child-prostitution

https://empireexposed.blogspot.com/2017/07/elites-sinister-agenda-to-normalize-and.html

https://pulpitandpen.org/2019/02/22/ca-democrats-introduce-lgbtq-bill-that-would-protect-pedophiles-who-rape-children/

 

As It Was In the Days of Lot & Noah

Luk 17:26  And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 

Luk 17:27  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

Luk 17:28  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded

Luk 17:29  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 

Luk 17:30  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 

Luk 17:31  In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 

Luk 17:32  Remember Lot’s wife. 

Luk 17:33  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it

In both accounts, the day of destruction comes suddenly and unexpectedly upon sinners as they went about their daily business. Noah and Lot and their families were warned beforehand by angels to leave the cities they lived in so as to escape the coming judgement, but those who stayed behind were destroyed. In this article I will prove that as it was in the days of Lot and Noah, so it is now.

Gen 19:12  And the men (angels) said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

Gen 19:13  For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

Gen 19:14  And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

Gen 19:15  And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

Gen 19:16  And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

Gen 19:17  And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

Gen 19:18  And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: (Lot had doubts or just didn’t want to leave sinful Sodom?)

Gen 19:19  Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die: (Unreasoning fear or little faith? After all, Lot had an angelic escort out of Sodom!)

Gen 19:20  Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

Gen 19:21  And he (the angel) said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

Gen 19:22  Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou become thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar (insignificant, small, little, ignoble).

The Lord God allowed Lot and his family to escape to a nearby small city per Lot’s request. Sometimes He allows us to choose an alternative to His perfect will for us, but it’s never as good as there’s always some sort of drawback to it. The mountain in this passage represents the Mountain of God, the dwelling place of the Almighty! What could be a better place to flee to?

Zec 8:3 Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain. Mic 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. Mic 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Could it be that Lot again chose the easier, albeit less godly path, just like when he chose to live in Sodom instead of Canaan? [Gen 13:8-12] Jesus said to His disciples, “Luk 9:23 Then Yeshua was saying to everyone, “If anyone wants to follow Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross every day, and follow Me. [Tree of Life Version] Christ hasn’t called us to an easy life! He’s called us to walk in His footsteps, to carry our own crosses (denying ourselves for the Kingdom’s sake), and to live holy, righteous lives by turning away from evil in all of its forms. Anything less is denying His right to live through and to rule over us; He purchased our souls with His own Blood, giving Him total rights over our lives – Act 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own bloodHow do we deny ourselves? Let’s say someone walks up to you and insults you, your natural inclination is to defend yourself or worse, to respond in kind. Denying yourself is to deny your natural inclinations (usually sinful) and to choose obedience to God’s Word in every situation. In the above situation, you could either keep quiet and “turn the other cheek,” or respond with God’s Word in a spirit of love and gentleness if you’re at that level of spiritual maturity – Mat 5:38 – 39 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. [1]

Responding like Jesus requires great humility of spirit and strength which only the Holy Spirit can give, and most of all perhaps, your willingness to follow Him. God always gives people a free choice to either follow Him or someone else, like yourself or the Devil. It’s not easy to ignore someone’s insults, it’s hard to “turn the other cheek,” but OBEDIENCE to God’s commands brings GREAT BLESSINGS to your life. Try it and see for yourself! But first PRAY to the Father for wisdom, guidance, and strength to do things His way, not your own way. God loves those kinds of prayers and He always answers them because they’re according to His will – 1Jn 5:14 – 15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 

God Destroys Sodom –

Gen 19:23  The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

Gen 19:24  Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Gen 19:25  And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

Gen 19:26  But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. (Result of her disobedience to God’s command to not look back. This may also apply to modern day Christians who stay in churches that have apostacized, or fallen away from following God.)

Gen 19:27  And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:

Gen 19:28  And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

Gen 19:29  And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

Lot and his family were told to not look back or stop anywhere along their exit route, but just keep going until they got to a safe place away from the judgement. But, his wife was so in love with the world and her worldly possessions she “looked back” towards Sodom, probably regretting leaving behind what she and her husband had there. Turning into a pillar of salt was the consequence of her looking back. Those who love God above all else won’t regret leaving this world or its goods – Luk 14:33  So likewise, any one of you that does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple. What this passage is saying is that looking back at what God tells us to leave behind results in loss, possibly even of life itself.

Joh 12:25  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Mat 16:25  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Just as God sent angels to warn righteous Lot and Noah and their families to flee the ensuing judgement to a safe place, He will do the same for His faithful ones prior to His return. Will everyone heed the warnings? Unfortunately, some will hesitate as did Lot, doubting the urgency and necessity of leaving wicked cities. Unbelievers will mock those sounding the alarm just like they did “in the days of Lot and Noah.”

We tend to put warnings like these far off into the future, not realizing that the danger is here, now. Believers who are tethered to their churches and ministries, refusing to leave them despite the obvious apostasy in their midst, ignore the warnings about staying in them – Rev 18:4. That is not to say that they will lose their salvation if they stay, but disobedience can result in a loss of rewards [Luke 12:42 – 48, Jms 4:17, John 12:48], poor health and other kinds of afflictions – 1 Cor 11:27 – 31. It could potentially cost them their lives. In one New Testament account, two members of the Church were instantly struck dead for lying to the Holy Spirit and to the apostles! [Act 5:3-5]

In a vast number of churches, the voice of the Bride and the Bride Groom (Jesus Christ) are no longer heard – Rev 18:23. Because of great Apostasy Jesus and His Bride have left the churches who have abandoned Him! How have they abandoned Him you ask? By not obeying His instructions in the bible which were written to show men how to live right, and by allowing all manner of evil into the Church. You say that God would never leave unfaithful churches? Then consider this –

2Ch 15:2  And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

Heb 12:25  See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

Heb 12:26  Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

A great shaking is coming and has already begun. God has been shaking the earth and its inhabitants but not all have perceived it. Shaking in the financial, social, and religious spheres are happening everyday. Between 2017 and 2018 there was an avalanche of sex scandals which came out into the open, not just in the church, but among political figures and entertainers. For months that’s all one heard about in the news. Reports and court filings of sex crimes in that period were unprecedented in American history.

“As it was in the days of Lot…..”

Is it all just happenstance or is it being orchestrated by the Omnipotent God as part of His great shaking of the earth and its inhabitants? I believe it’s the latter and His great shaking isn’t over, there’s a whole lot more to come. We have more rioting and protests against governments in various parts of the world than ever before. We have politicians and haters of freedom pitting races against one another in hopes of starting a race war so that martial law will need to be enacted in order to keep the peace, at which point people lose their freedoms! In Hitler’s Germany all weapons were taken away from the people, which left them defenseless against anything the German government wanted to do. Every despotic government in history has deployed some form of martial law upon its citizenry, including gun confiscation which won’t quell the violence in men’s hearts.

Despite there being a ‘whole lot of shaking going on,’ most people seem bewildered, not perceiving that there’s a direct correlation between bible prophecy and what’s happening now. God has warned in His Word and by angelic messengers, that these things would come upon a disbelieving and ungodly world, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise and yet even many believers will be taken by surprise and caught off guard, although they shouldn’t be – Luke 21:34, Mk 13:35-37, 1 Pet 4:7, Rev 3:3. All these things which have occurred before, will occur again just before the second coming of Jesus Christ the Ha Maschiach (Messiah / Savior) of the world – “So shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man.”

Taking into account all of the above, it would seem that the days in which we’re living are just like the days of Lot and Noah!

None of the wicked will understand but the righteous do, and they are prepared for Christ’s second coming. Are you? Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation [Acts 4:12] so I implore you to turn away from sin and invite Him to be your Lord and Savior. Rom 10:9 For if you confess with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. [Tree of Life Version]

If you want to know more about how to be saved, have any questions about the contents of this article or see mistakes in it, please write me at soareeng.eagle@gmail.com

Handmaid of the Lord

August 3, 2019

 

Footnotes:

[1] http://www.studylight.org/commentary/matthew/5-39.html

 Not but that a man may lawfully defend himself, and endeavour to secure himself from injuries; and may appear to the civil magistrate for redress of grievances; but he is not to make use of private revenge. As if a man should pluck out one of his eyes, he must not in revenge pluck out one of his; or should he strike out one of his teeth, he must not use him in the same manner; but patiently bear the affront, or seek for satisfaction in another way. [John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible]

That is, rather than avenge thyself, be ready to suffer patiently a repetition of the same injury. But these exhortations belong to those principally who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. Let such leave the judgment of their cause to Him for whose sake they suffer. The Jews always thought that every outrage should be resented; and thus the spirit of hatred and strife was fostered. [Adam Clarke’s Commentary]

The type of submissive meekness enjoined by Christ in these verses must appear very difficult to the people who have never tried it; but actually, this presents the most exciting and thrilling approach to life and its problems that can possibly be imagined. Those who have tried it unanimously affirm that it works. [Coffman’s Commentaries on the Bible] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who’s Taken and Who’s Left?

Hear what Jesus says  happens at the end of this age and how the unjust are separated from the just —

Mat 13:47  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 
Mat 13:48  Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 
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 13:50  And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 

Which vessels were “left” in the boat? The “good” ones! The “bad” vessels were “cast away!” Jesus went on to say that this is how it will be at the end of the world. No pre-trib rapture, the “just” aren’t taken up and away, just the opposite, the “just” are LEFT while the “wicked” are “cast into a fiery furnace.”

Joh 15:2  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 
Joh 15:6  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. [1]

Those who don’t abide (remain) in Christ are “cast forth” and gathered by angels (Angels are often called “men” in the bible) who “cast the unfruitful into the fire.” Notice which branches were “taken away” – the unfruitful ones.

Mat 13:27  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? (darnel or false grain; a metaphor for false believers)
Mat 13:28  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 
Mat 13:29  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 
Mat 13:30  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, (angels) Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 

Again, the “tares” or false believers are gathered up and bound in bundles to be burned, while the “wheat” or true believers are gathered into Jesus’s barn. Who gets gathered up FIRST? It’s the tares, not the wheat!

Mat 13:36  Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 
Mat 13:37  He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 
Mat 13:38  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one
Mat 13:39  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 
Mat 13:40  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world
Mat 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 
Mat 13:42  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 
Mat 13:43  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear

In this passage Jesus spells it out plainly – the angels reap the final harvest gathering the unjust FIRST and casting them into the furnace. THEN the righteous shine forth in his father’s kingdom. No Pre-Trib rapture of the saints is evident in this or any of the aforementioned passages.

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. 

When are the “elect” gathered? IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION and not before!

1Th 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 
1Th 4:15  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 
1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 
1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

Here Paul says that those saints still alive at Christ’s coming won’t be “caught up” (taken up) until AFTER the “dead in Christ” arise. This is a very strong passage which states plainly the order in which saints are taken up into the air and which also refutes a Pre-Trib Rapture. How can there be a Pre-Trib Rapture of living saints when ALL God’s saints, dead or alive are taken up TOGETHER at the same time???

I would like to see one bible verse or passage which clearly shows that SOME saints will be taken or caught up to meet the Lord in the air BEFORE the Tribulation period. Anyone who knows of such a verse, please write to me about it. And, I’m not talking about some allegorical interpretation involving the Jewish wedding ceremony by which some have concluded that there is a “catching up” of SOME saints who have proved themselves worthy to escape the Tribulation, while other, carnal believers are “left” behind to suffer through it. I’d love to see just one solid piece of evidence, one sure word of Scripture to back up such interpretations.

Why is this important you might ask? It’s very important to know everything you can about Christ’s Second Coming so that you can be ready to meet Him when He comes. Many I think, will be unprepared, having been lulled to sleep by false shepherds telling them that they will be RAPTURED out of the world BEFORE the Great Tribulation starts. Whoever believes those shepherds and doesn’t search out the Word of God for themselves is going to be DECEIVED thinking that they won’t have to endure that which is coming to “try the WHOLE EARTH” [Rev 3:10].

1Pe 4:12  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 
1Pe 4:13  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 
1Pe 4:14  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 
1Pe 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;
2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 
1Pe 2:20  For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 
1Pe 2:21  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 
1Th 3:3  That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto
1Th 3:4  For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. 
2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution
Mat 10:22  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 

Who shall be SAVED? He that endureth to the END of this Age; who remains faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ while enduring persecution and tribulation.

I wonder how people can ignore the preponderance of scriptural evidence for a Pre-Wrath or Post Tribulation “catching up” of the saints and cling to a Pre-Trib Rapture. Could it be a matter of not wanting to suffer for Christ, of not wanting to bear the shame of the Cross, preferring to live in agreement with the world and in so doing, avoid persecution and tribulation? Truth is, there will be no escaping persecution and tribulation in this world if you’re a true follower of Jesus Christ, for to such we have been called!

June 19, 2019

Footnotes:

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b47CJlE-ut0

Who’s a true and a false Christian, who’s deceived and how to know, taking Communion as a false believer.

What’s the Lie of 2 Thess. 2:11?

 

In the end times Jesus warned that that many would believe “a lie,” what was that lie? Could it be that the lie is “once saved always saved?” The way it works is that if you say a prayer inviting Jesus into your heart, no matter how you live after that, you’ll bypass God’s Judgment and go to heaven when you die. Could the ‘eternal security’ or ‘once saved always saved’ doctrine be the “lie” of which Jesus spoke?

I think it is, because there are more than 3 witnesses (scriptures) in the Bible which clearly state that if/when one forsakes (abandons) the Lord, He in turn will forsake that person. Here they are —

2Ch 15:2  And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you

2Ch 24:20  And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you

1Ch 28:9  And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever

Deu 31:16 – 18   And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us? And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods. 

Jdg 10:13 &14  Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation. 

Jdg 2:11 – 14  And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies. 

If those verses aren’t enough to convince you, consider that in the Garden of Eden when the Serpent was tempting Adam and Eve, what did he promise them?

He promised them that if they ate of the forbidden fruit, they would not only gain knowledge of good and evil, but that they would NOT die as Yehovah had warned them —-

Gen 3:1 – 5  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil

Now compare that passage with the following New Testament passage —

2Th 2:2 & 3  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 

2Th 2:7 – 12  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, 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. 

For the sake of those who don’t know who the Restrainer is, it’s Michael the Archangel. Right after Michael is ”taken out of the way” (stops holding back iniquity) that Wicked one will be revealed to the world. Also, notice that the “day of Christ” cannot be “at hand” (immanent!) UNTIL the Anti-Christ is revealed. Once the Anti-Christ is revealed to the world, THEN Christ’s coming is immanent, but not before.

What is the “strong delusion?” Feminine of G4108 (as abstraction); objectively fraudulence; subjectively a straying from orthodoxy or piety: – deceit, to deceive, delusion, error. [Strong’s] 2a1) error, wrong opinion relative to morals or religion; 2b) error which shows itself in action, a wrong mode of acting; 2c) error, that which leads into error, deceit or fraud [Thayer’s Greek Definitions]

The LIE then has something to do with deceit, fraud (fraudulent teaching perhaps?), wrong opinion re morals or religion, error — AND PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THIS DEFINITION —- and “straying from orthodoxy and piety.

Dear reader, isn’t that exactly where the Church at large is today? Could you honestly say that it hasn’t STRAYED from orthodoxy and piety? Piety is the quality of being religious or reverent.

Orthodoxy is (from Greek ὀρθοδοξία orthodoxía “right opinion”) is adherence to correct or accepted creeds, especially in religion. In the Christian sense the term means “conforming to the Christian faith as represented in the creeds of the early church.” [1]

  1. Adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion.
  2. Adhering to the Christian faith as expressed in the early Christian ecumenical creeds. [2] 

Orthodoxy is the belief in the standards of accepted and true doctrines taught in the Bible. That which is orthodox agrees with Biblical teaching and the interpretation of the Christian Church. [3]

Over several decades I’ve seen the Church “stray” from the “reverence” of God and His Word, and from the sound doctrines of the faith, which have been taught and accepted for many centuries. What has brought this about is the “mystery of iniquity” which has been “at work” since the Fall of Mankind in the Garden of Eden. Just what is the “mystery of iniquity?” For those who haven’t studied the Bible, it is the “condition of being without law, because of being ignorant of it, or violating it; it is “contempt and violation of law, also wickedness.” [Thayer’s Greek Def.] From G459; illegality, that is, violation of law or (generally) wickedness: – iniquity, X transgress (-ion of) the law, unrighteousness. [Strong’s]

The Church has strayed from orthodoxy by adopting ‘new’ doctrines (beliefs) and practices unsupported by Scripture and not preaching against ‘sin’ anymore in their services. At the same time, churches show little to no ‘reverence’ for God as they thumb their noses at God’s precious Law – His Torah or teachings in both Old and New Testaments. I’ve seen congregants in many churches treat the holy things of God ‘lightly’ which shows irreverence towards them! Real believers show ‘respect’ for God, His true ministers, and for His Word (all of it!). True believers don’t treat the holy things of God lightly but “tremble” at His words and show respect for His Presence in and among them. Yahweh has left many churches because of their stubborn refusal to heed His commands and correction – 

Pro 1:23 – 36  Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. 

Now, I will put it all together for you. The “lie” being told believers in these last days, is akin to the lie Satan told Eve in the Garden – that they can disobey God’s law and not die (eternally) as a result! Since the Fall, men are born having a natural bent towards “going their own way” falsely believing that they can live independently from God and not suffer negative consequences for it. Yahweh God makes it very clear throughout the bible, that disobedience to His commands carries penalties, even everlasting death. Men who don’t see this are blinded by their lust.

1Co 6:9 -10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God

The following passage describes those who in the blindness of their lusts ARE DECEIVED into thinking that they SHALL HAVE PEACE despite “walking according to the “IMAGINATION OF THEIR HEARTS” —-

Deu 29:19  And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: 

Notice what the LORD says will happen to him who does this —

Deu 29:20  The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven. 

Compare with Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Rom 1:24 – 27 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 

Notice in the first verse the word “lie” is pertaining to “changing the truth of God” or exchanging that truth for a lie — “changed, change, or changing” From G3326 and G236; to exchange: – change. Also, “to make different” [Strong’s] “truth” 1b) what is true in things appertaining to God and the duties of man, moral and religious truth [Thayer’s Def.]

Dear reader, isn’t that what many churches are doing today, changing and or exchanging God’s truth for men’s opinions, even adopting the doctrines of devils??

1Ti 4:1 & 2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 

In case you were wondering, a conscience seared with a hot iron (or cauterized) is no longer sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s conviction or influence, and is therefore no longer able to distinguish between good and evil – opposite from what Satan promised Adam and Eve in the Garden!!

See what a LIAR Satan is? He promised Adam and Eve that if they partook of his forbidden knowledge they would know both good and evil like God did. That word “know” is “yada” which has a broad variety of applications, one of which is to be able to DISTINGUISH between one thing and another!  [Brown-Driver-Briggs Heb. Def.’s] I suggest you look the term up for yourself and get used to doing that, so you can “rightly divide” (interpret) the Word of God.

Satan LIED big time to Adam and Eve when he tempted them in the Garden of Eden. Satan actually told them two lies, the first being that if they partook of the forbidden knowledge or fruit, they wouldn’t die. The second lie was that not only would they not die, but they would be like God, able to distinguish for themselves (without God’s input) what’s good from what’s evil – (Gen. 3:5).

But you see, when men stray from God’s instructions and persist in going their own way, they eventually become insensitive to God’s voice so they can no longer hear Him. Their consciences become “seared” (cauterized) or hardened so they cannot respond to the Holy Spirit’s leading, and are lost. This can even happen to a born again believer who “falls away” —

Luk 8:11 – 14  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.  They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 

Heb 6:4 – 6 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 

Far too many in the church today treat God and His Word “lightly” and in some cases, with disdain. They do this by “changing” or exchanging God’s words with lies, and by making themselves the ultimate authority on what’s right and what’s wrong. In essense ungodly men end up worshiping themselves (the creature) instead of the Creator – Rom 1:25.

Many have made or are making the fatal choice to “go their own way,” thus rejecting God’s instructions, commands, and laws. They’ve been deceived by their own lusts and by Satan into believing that they don’t need God or His law, that they can go it alone and be just fine.

Dear reader I strongly urge you to take stock of your life in light of God’s holy Word to see if your words and actions line up with its precepts or not. If not, the time to change that is now, not tomorrow, for tomorrow may be too late –  Luk 12:20  But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee….

Don’t be fooled by Satan, or blinded by your own lusts, the Day of the Lord’s wrath will come! Don’t wait until that day to repent of your rebellion against God’s law, for it will be too late then – Rev 22:11  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. There comes a time when the opportunity for repentance runs out – Luk 13:25  When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 

False dependence on Church privileges –

In the eyes of Him who “seeth not as man seeth,” who readeth the heart and weigheth actions in the balances of the sanctuary, the worker of iniquity is not only the man who disregards religion and commits open wickedness; but also he who, if he avoid certain sins, avoids them not because he fears God or is constrained by Christ’s love, and who, if motives were analyzed, would be found to have regard to the good opinion of the world, rather than to the will and the glory of Him who called him into being.

You must search your hearts. You must see whether God be first in your hearts; whether your great fear be the fear of offending Him—your great desire, the desire of pleasing Him; whether “old things have passed away,” and “new things”—new tendencies, new upon outward privileges. “The kingdom of God is within you.”

I do not depreciate the means of grace. The “workers of iniquity” may be those who delight in sermons and never miss a sacrament.” “There are multitudes who will go a long way towards heaven and then stop short. They will give up everything but one thing for Christ, and therefore are they near heaven; but they keep that one, and therefore must they be excluded at the last. Almost believers upon earth, they are almost guests at the marriage-supper above.

I would that this might warn you; that this might startle you. If there are any of you who are resting on outward duties and privileges, and have not given your hearts to the Lord, oh! do not shrink from self-examination; be not afraid to know the worst. The “Master of the house” hath not yet “risen up and shut to the door.” You may still secure for yourselves admission at the last. (H. Melvill, B. D. ) [The Biblical Illustrator]

Sobering words, I know, but necessary in light of the times we’re living in. I pray you won’t ignore or treat lightly these warnings in God’s Word but will hear them and be saved from His wrath when He comes to judge the whole earth. Rev 16:15  Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (The meaning here is, that, as Christians are clothed with the garments of righteousness, they should not lay them aside, so that their spiritual nakedness should be seen. – Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible) Heb 10:26&27  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 

The “lie” spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 11, is that a person can keep on sinning after receiving knowledge of the truth (God’s Word) and still go to heaven – the eternal security, once saved always saved (false) doctrine! It’s akin to the “lie” Satan told Adam and Eve in the Garden, “You shall not die.” Don’t fall for it!

May the FEAR OF GOD return to the Church before the Day of His Wrath comes.

©  April 20, 2019

Footnotes:

[1] http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodoxy

[2] https://www.thefreedictionary.com/orthodox

[3] https://carm.org/dictionary-orthodoxy

Good teachings on the Falling Away — 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAslQqrWpfM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kX8O8OAcJ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bulg4mCHLEs

http://fgcp.org/content/how-identify-false-church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWeUNoR30_0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2eztrXGLtQ

Are Christians supposed to be grabbing their crotches?  

Who’s truly saved and who’s not, the reality of Heaven & Hell; Sermons by John MacArthur —-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b47CJlE-ut0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztj_jyOPTVg

 

Dense Darkness & Resurrection-Rapture Dream

In this dream I was wandering about, crying and praying very hard due to the deep darkness enveloping everything around. The darkness was so dense I could barely see, but heard people crying and calling out to God in much distress and perplexity. Like me they were wailing, “How long is this going to last?” Then I saw many souls rise up from the ground with their arms lifted upwards as they flew away into the sky. Their forms were all white, what we often refer to as ‘ghosts’ which are the spirits of people who have died. In the dream an angel put an all white gown or tunic on me and told me to wait for the others. There the dream ended or that’s all I remembered when I woke up.

I had this dream in either 1975 or 76 as I was getting ‘saved,’ but never shared or posted it anywhere, until now. As with other significant dreams and events, I wrote the dream down in my journal. I wasn’t sure but thought it might have been a sneak preview of the Resurrection and simultaneous Rapture of believers. Please note that I don’t hold a Pre-Trib. Rapture position as I believe the Scriptures best support a Post-Trib. / Pre-Wrath Rapture [1] which is going to occur AFTER the Resurrection of the Righteous Dead

1Th 4:15 – 17, For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not precede them who are asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Do you see it? The “dead in Christ” arise FIRST, THEN those in Christ who are alive when He appears. The First Resurrection (of the Just) and the Rapture of the living saints happen simultaneously, meaning one right after the other, or at least there’s a very short time lapse between these two events.

The Left Behind book and movie series has given Christians a false hope about escaping the Antichrist and the tumultuous Great Tribulation just ahead of us. This erroneous teaching has caused many Christians to believe in a pre-tribulation rapture that will not come to pass. Many will be disillusioned and fall away at that time. However, there is a biblical way of escape that offers real hope, but it’s not the pre-tribulation rapture! – [2]

How wonderful it is to be a blood-bought child of God; those who put their trust in God, live according to His Word, and have been “washed in the Blood of the Lamb (Jesus)” have a glorious future in His Eternal Kingdom. How terrifying and awful it will be for those who refuse Christ’s gracious offer of Salvation and as a result will be cast into the blazing furnace of Hell – Rev 20:15 And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Related Scriptures – Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for apprehension of those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

God means every word He’s ever spoken! Now is the only time you have to choose where you’ll be spending eternity. “Choose Life, not death,” said Yahweh. Obey God’s laws and make Jesus your Lord and savior – today! You must be Born Again to be a child of God. For more information on how to be Born Again (born of God’s Spirit) read John 3:3 & 7, and 1 Peter 1:23 to get understanding. You may also write me at soareeng.eagle@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to answer any questions re this process, and or guide you through it.

Debra

Footnotes:

[1] 1Th 5:9  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
1Th 5:10  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG_622aRMZ8

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLOSIONS DREAM

MARCH 23, 2019

Upon awakening this morning I instantly recalled this dream in which I heard consecutive explosions outside the building I and a few other people were in. The explosions came at intervals every few minutes and they were loud. I knew that they were not caused by natural phenomena but were of human origin, most likely bombs being dropped from the air.

I heard a man announcing that everyone was to stay indoors and not go near any windows or doors. He was also telling people that if they gave their allegiance to the powers that be, they would be spared and taken away from the holocaust [1] to a safe place, otherwise they would be left to endure it. The announcer was one of the soldiers or national guardsmen (wearing camouflage uniforms) who were putting people into some kind of large vehicles, trucks I believe, to be taken away somewhere [3]. I saw a civilian man hurriedly stepping into one of them.  

Since the atmosphere outside was filled with thick dark smoke and debris from the explosions, I wasn’t able to physically see what was going on, but saw it all with my spiritual sight.

While this was taking place, I was standing inside a large building of some sort. A man was lying near the crack beneath a door, and I asked a woman standing nearby why he was doing that as wouldn’t he be breathing in some of the smoke seeping in from outside, and wouldn’t that be dangerous for him? She didn’t know why, and all I could think was that maybe he wanted to see and/or hear what was going on outside.

At that point, the Asian-looking woman standing nearby who I had just spoken to suggested that we go deeper into the building to hide. So she and I went to a higher floor to a room where she had been staying. Oddly, all the walls in that place, including the walls and bedding in her room were a soft white color. Her bedding was a bit askew. I had some snack food with me which consisted of just a cereal bar (I think) and a piece of fruit or something; that plus the clothing I had on is all I took with me. I was glad I had the snack food and although it wouldn’t last long, it was something at least. (Maybe having only a small amount of food meant that the holocaust wouldn’t last very long, or that more food would be provided once it was gone? I know my Lord will always provide for my needs and I don’t believe that he would allow me to starve).

In the dream I felt some alarm but also felt that the woman and I would be safe inside the building until the event was over. No time frame was given for this event. ~ Debra 

 

Commentary:

What was the dream about? Possibly, a conflagration of some sort is coming in which I’ll be protected and provided for, along with my friend, whoever she is. Perhaps her being Asian is a hint that an Asian country, or people, is somehow involved?

I think it’s interesting that the soldiers were offering “safety” in exchange for a pledge of allegiance to a civil authority. That has a familiar ring to it does it not? It immediately brought to my mind that bible passage about “peace and safety” [2]. Note that some civilians were being ‘taken’ away while others were left, which reminds me of a bible passage in Matthew [3].  At the same footnote is a link to two videos offering a different view of this than what’s commonly heard, and is worth considering. Is there a possibility that we’ve misunderstood the meaning of  passages about those who are “taken” and those who are “left?” The Gospel of Luke 17:35-37 suggests that those “taken” away are killed and eaten by the eagles or technically, VULTURES. Thayer Definition: 1) an eagle: since eagles do not usually go in quest of carrion, this may refer to a vulture that resembles an eagle, 2) an eagle as a standard (Roman Military)

It’s a fact that nations are already exchanging their sovereignty and freedoms for a promise of “peace and safety” provided for of course, by the civil authorities! Americans have forfeited many of their rights and freedoms by allowing the civil authorities to take them away through various legislation like the Patriot and Homeland Security Acts, and others [4-5]. Benjamin Franklin, one of our Founding Fathers said, Those who would give up Essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

What I find equally interesting is that some of the key provisions of the Patriot Act are due to EXPIRE at the end of this year (2019), at which time congress will vote on what to do about them.

The 2015 update, made in the wake of the Edward Snowden disclosures about the extent of U.S. capture of bulk communications data, curbed the collection by the National Security Agency of bulk metadata. That update is scheduled to sunset in December, and one tech-minded member on the House Judiciary committee told FCW he wants the new Democratic majority to take another look at potential reforms to the law. [6]

Why haven’t we heard about this in the news? Maybe some of you have? I know that I have not. In light of finding this out, I suspect that my dream may in part be a type of foreknowledge about the upcoming battle in Washington re voting on certain provisions of the Patriot Act before December 2019, when they expire. It should be made a matter for prayer starting now until congress votes on those provisions in December. Dear Body of Christ, these matters of law affect us all, and prayer is our strongest weapon against tyranny.

Last night just before retiring I heard two words: “Hasmonean dialect.” I didn’t understand but thought it might be important so I wrote it down and forgot about it. I had also been very heavy hearted for several hours but didn’t know why (sometimes sudden inexplicable heaviness of spirit is a call to intercession) and I couldn’t stop crying until it lifted. For some reason I decided to look up Hasmonean dialect after writing this dream down today. Now I wonder if it has any connection to the dream which followed during the night, since that dialect is related to Jews originating in Central Asia [7]; the woman in my dream was Asian. If that is the case, the dream may be a call to pray for them and/or to avert a war in that region which might affect or be directed at the roughly 6, 500 of them now living in Asia. They may not seem important to some, but to God they are. Seeing how they’re of Israel, maybe from one of the Lost Tribes, God would want to protect and keep them through tribulation.

Among Bukharan Jews, there are two ancient theories of how Jewish people settled in Central Asia. One theory is that Bukharan Jews may be descended from the Tribe of Naphtali and the Tribe of Issachar of the Lost Tribes of Israel[7] who may have been exiled during the Assyrian captivity of Israel in the 7th century BCE.[8]

God may want America to provide for them somehow, maybe help them immigrate to Israel or America. As I was pondering this ancient Jewish population in Asia, I wondered if immigration laws might be the link between them and the dream since those laws could make it difficult for persecuted Jews (and Christians) to get out of places where they’re being persecuted and immigrate to countries where they’ll be safe. Did you know that not so long ago our government refused to allow persecuted Christians into the USA?

Even as U.S. policies continue to lead to massacres of Christian communities throughout the Middle East, members of those communities are having a difficult time escaping the destruction.

“Christians are being refused refugee status and face persecution and many times certain death for their religious beliefs under … sharia, while whole Muslim communities are entering the US by the tens of thousands per month despite the fact that they face no religious persecution,” noted Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and of Stop Islamization of America.

But how could the situation have become so dire? While not all analysts agree, at the very least, it has become clear that the fate of Christians and Christianity is low on the U.S. government’s agenda. And without an outcry, that is unlikely to change.

“Our government’s policies in the Middle East are a reflection of our government’s policies at home. The war on Christianity in public life here at home in the schools and courthouses is manifested in the Middle East with the destruction of Christianity in the nations where we have been interfering,” said CEO Art Thompson of The John Birch Society, citing Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and other nations.

As predicted by innumerable experts, imposing “democracy” in Muslim-majority countries has been a disaster for Christians. Asked for an example of U.S. foreign policy benefiting Christians, a senior official with the USCIRF could not name one. Christianity has managed to survive in the Middle East for 2,000 years without U.S. government intervention. But if current trends continue, the religion of Christ could very well be eradicated in the region of its birth within the next few decades. And unfortunately, America will bear at least part of the responsibility. [8]

Do you realize that last paragraph is an indictment against American foreign policy which is covertly contributing to the extermination of Christians and Christianity throughout the world, according to many experts? Body of Christ, we need to pray for our persecuted brethren! I highly recommend Pamela Geller’s website, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and Stop Islamization of America [9] as a place to start educating yourself about this ongoing holocaust, the extermination of Christians and Jews by those who hate them both. Besides praying for them, we can support organizations which expose the ongoing holocaust with our dollars, along with those elected officials who defend the religious rights of Christians and Jews. We can keep raising our voices against religious persecution of Christians and Jews around the world. We have collective power, it’s just that we’ve been bullied into silence and submission by slick-talking politicians who put their personal interests first. It’s time we show some “hutzpah” and pester them until they heed our demands! [10]   

 

Footnotes:

[1] A holocaust is an event in which there is a lot of destruction and many people are killed, especially one caused by war. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/holocaust

[2] 1Th 5:2  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 1Th 5:3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. In this video a prophetess sees “peace” being taken from the world (April 2019) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB6FfteLK1o

[3] Mat 24:37 -42  But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Click on links to hear a different view of those who are ‘taken’ vs. those who are ‘left’ –  http://[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CojtbN3n1Bw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG_622aRMZ8

[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Patriot_Act The Act was opposed by only one vote, the sole dissenting Senator being Russ Feingold[27] who found a number of measures objectionable or troubling. Feingold’s concerns included the way that the bill was passed,[28] aspects of the wiretapping provisions, the changes to search and seizure laws,[29] the expanded powers under FISA that allowed law enforcement to gain access to business records[30] and the changes to detention and deportation laws for immigrants.”[30]

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act Russell Feingold, in a Senate floor statement, claimed that the provision “falls short of meeting even basic constitutional standards of due process and fairness [as it] continues to allow the Attorney General to detain persons based on mere suspicion.”

[6] https://fcw.com/articles/2019/01/24/fisa-lieu-judiciary-update.aspx

[7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukharan_Jews (The excerpt is found under History; 2nd paragraph)

[8] https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/10970-christian-massacres-a-result-of-us-foreign-policy

[9] https://afdi.us/

[10] https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hutzpah “supreme self-confidence NERVEGALL.” It took a lot of chutzpah to stand up to him the way she did.