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The Way

The following lesson is intended as a means by which the reader may gain a perspective of God’s plan of salvation that gives him an understanding of the ‘bigger picture’.  The intent is to form a picture of history, of God’s purpose for mankind, and relate it all to the gospel using the Old Testament sanctuary as the model. The following is not an’ optional extra’ to the Christian faith, it is an essential understanding by which all may know that they are on the right path, for God Himself drew the plans.  In order to gain this better appreciation of our way to life, we must start at the beginning. At the very beginning of the conflict between good and evil, to the place where sin and rebellion had its woeful genesis. View full article »

Don’t be afraid…..

Phil. 3:12-14;

12  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 

1 Cor. 9:24-27;

24 ¶  Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

 

2 Tim. 4:7.

7  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

The above reveal that Paul likened his Christian walk to a race. This race however was not a race to win, but one to finish. Satan’s focus is to stop us from finishing the race. Fear is his greatest weapon, for fear negates faith, and without faith, it is impossible to please God.

61915e5eb968058b761b5ee3d2f124a8We are living in a time of immense uncertainty, and peoples hearts are even now failing them for fear of what is to come upon the earth. Fear of the unknown is bringing stress and perplexity not only to individuals, but also to governments, and most have abandoned historical solutions and are blindly following ideologies for answers, but finding none.

1 John 4:18

18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Perfect love is implicit trust. Trust in a God of care, power, love, devotion, and faithfulness: confidence in God’s willingness and ability to do what He has promised – that is, to see us through to the end of the race.

So can we have confidence in God? As we look around us at a world being orchestrated into a state of induced chaos by the devil through his representatives here on earth, the equivalent of the post flood Babel builders, can the Christian believe God is still in control? Or has He lost it? Is the world now out of His hands and under the control of His enemies?

Has God abdicated His authority??? View full article »

Four principle emotions are running rampant throughout the United States at present. Fear…self-preservation…anger…hatred. Also, an overwhelming distrust of western democracy due to corruption, the inability or unwillingness to face real issues, and a deep abiding suspicion that their government representatives are selling their nation out to globalist self serving power hungry banking cartels.
This situation is eeringly similar to what was taking place in Europe in the 1920s, and which blinded everyone to the dangers of totalitarianism in the rise of Hitler. Tremendously popular, promising future greatness, charismatic….it was Abraham Lincoln who wisely said, perhaps prophetically, “familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.

From the ineffectiveness of liberal left wing governments are we about to see the other extreme in reaction? Is it possible  that both sides may have been successfully infiltrated by the same people who are fomenting unrest deliberately to accomplish a greater purpose? Think about it. Is the behaviour of the police normal? NO!! Is the behavior of the people normal? NO!! What if both sides have among them agents of one  who while professedly a friend to all but by division and creation of violence bring about a public reaction in favor of bringing this entity to power? Like Jesuits for example who would like nothing more than the formation of an extreme right-wing Protestant theocracy which would be under control of those self same Jesuits who have been infiltrating Protestant theological seminaries and universities for decades. Then through the current ecumenical movement (like the coming rally in Washington) hand over American democracy lock stock and barrel into the hands of Rome???

If anyone thinks that what is happening across communities in the US is normal and not worthy of attention, you are asleep and need a good kick. This kind of police action is far from normal, and the reaction from citizenry is far from normal. These events are being deliberately fomented to destroy constitutional democracy in America…and they are succeeding. And the goal? Inflame the people so far that they will be willing to cry out to anybody for relief. This may not take place tomorrow, but I know from whence that “relief” will come.
It will come from a Satanically devised and engineered Protestant theocracy, a mirror image to the Roman Catholic theocracy of the Middle Ages. America, as much as I admire and love you, your leaders are taking you down a path from which there is no return. Total complete national ruin. It’s coming. Religious liberty as you have enjoyed it for 200 years is soon to become an extinct species.

I believe this for two reasons. First and foremost, Bible prophecy…second, current observation and knowledge of the ambitions and goals of such as the Jesuits, of whom the current pope is one. The Protestant (extreme right wing) theocracy being now promoted will ultimately submit to papal authority, and coalesce into a global one world religion to which all other religions will gravitate. All socially orchestrated from Rome, with the ulimate goal of world domination from there.

The media is now claiming that rather than being lied to, Bush was mistaken when he thought there were WMDs in Iraq. It is now believed that the intelligence was faulty, mistaken. No war takes place on the scale of the Iraq war without the unified and combined agreement of the powers that be…those who behind the scenes control and manipulate international affairs to establish their coming NWO. Whatever information was provided to Bush and his fellow leaders in Europe, was deliberately fashioned to obtain a specific response…a response from those who are in service to those same powers….and designed to placate a public’s questions. We need to look at the big picture.
We have 3 hated religion/political/state unions each vying for survival and power…Islam; American right-wing Protestantism; and Zionism ….and refugees, some troublesome, most simply trying to find a safe haven…are pawns. The result of all the present mayhem is a world population getting heartily sick and tired of the bloodshed, the confusion, the lies, the political manipulative processes that are supporting the fiasco, the false flags and psyops engendered to deceive, etc etc. We, or at least most of us, are informed sufficiently to understand and recognize the Hegelian principles at work here. We have constant war…antithesis and thesis…politics…antithesis and thesis…religious friction…antithesis and thesis. So who or what organization is truly manipulating these events? Is it really the Zionist banksters and their Israeli allies in Mossad etc? Or is it really the current or even the previous administrations in the US? Is it really the Muslim brotherhood or the Ayotollahs in Iran, Saudi Arabia?
Or is there someone else standing on the sidelines preparing to gather the spoils when the dust settles? Who has thus far remained seemingly innocent of all involvement in any of the nasty stuff that has been going on, has thus far maintained a cordial relationship with ALL the protagonists in the conflicts, and is currently seeking to even further establish friendly relations with all of them? 12243595_1081879371852452_4609944770213412120_n
Who is truly the one to become the synthesis of the present conflict? We have a great deal of animosity against at least one, if not all, of the present combatants, yet the real culprit is continuing his work seemingly blameless….and when the world has had enough…when the world is on the very verge of revolution that could and would destroy everything…then this “innocent” shall step forward and proclaim a solution. “I can make peace” he will say. And he will be welcomed by the entire planet and we will have our synthesis. The powers that be who have created all this evil in the first place will finally have what they want…and it will be us who give it to them. But the peace will come at a price. Our lives will never be the same again. Our lives will never be our own again. This planet will then become one massive prison…and we will be the inmates. Whether we realize it or not.

Due to the trinity teaching, it is believed by the majority of churches that Jesus Christ is not the literal begotten Son of God, but instead an equal, co-eternal God alongside the Father. The trinity teaching says that Jesus had no beginning and the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three co-equal, co-eternal beings that are playing a ‘family role’. In other words, they are just play acting these roles of Father and Son. The Bible states that there is assuredly a Father and a Son, but are they a literal Father and Son, or are they just playing the roles?

The vast majority of Christian churches (including my own) in order to uphold the co-eternal co-equal nature of the Godhead must share the following as an official belief of sorts….”the father-son image cannot be literally applied to the divine Father-Son relationship within the Godhead. The Son is not the natural, literal Son of the Father … The term ‘Son’ is used metaphorically when applied to the Godhead.” A co-eternal relationship between the Son and the Father is neither possible nor logical unless the familial relationship is metaphorical.

And what does the main authority, the Word of God have to say on this? Does the Bible suggest in any way that Jesus is just playing a role as the Son of God? Or is He the literal Son? Let us look at some Bible texts to see if we can get some understanding as to who Christ really is.

John 3:16 …’For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’

1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

So far so good. In the above two verses there is loads of information. We have firmly established several things concerning which there can be no argument.

There is but ONE God, and that one God, is clearly identified as the Father.
That one God has a Son.
The Father according to the second verse is the absolute source for all things. Everything in existence owes that existence to the Father. This of necessity must include His Son, which is attested to by the Son Himself when on the earth. John 17:7-8 …’Now they have known that all things whatsoever you have given me are of you. For I have given unto them the words which you gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.’ See also John chapters 10 and 14.
While all things begin and owe their existence to the Father, it is through the Son all things came, including us.

Romans 8:3 …’God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.’

John 16:27-28 …’For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.’

Mt 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Mt 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

A further point is established beyond doubt, the Son is here identified as Jesus.

Proverbs 8:23-25 …’I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth.’

Proverbs 30:4 …’Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?’

The Son’s existence began before the world was. Before creation, in eternity, the Son was ‘begotten’, or ‘brought forth’.

John 20:17 …’Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.’

Here we have Jesus Himself not only calling God His Father, but also calling His Father God. His God. In context with all the other verses above, this cannot be attributed to just the human nature of Jesus. Even in heaven before the incarnation, the Son honored the Father as God.
Remember, God is our ‘Father’ by adoption. God is Christ’s Father by birth!

1 John 5:5 …’Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?’

So the question is…Is John the apostle admonishing us to believe in a literal Son of God, or a metaphorical Son of God?

Jesus entered the local synagogue one day in Nazareth. Each Sabbath the rulers of the synagogue had prepared readings which they would discuss and study. This Sabbath, Jesus was offered the scroll of Isaiah to read the stipulated text. Jesus however had something else in mind. “When He opened the book, He found the place where it was written”…and He quoted what we know today to be …
Isaiah 61:1 ¶ The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.

Now the scroll from which Jesus read was a large scroll. Huge. It would have taken a while for Jesus to find this precise scripture, and you can imagine what was going on the minds of the people as He searched. It was not chapter and verse in number form as the Bible is today. So although Jesus clearly knew the scripture, it still would have taken Him a while to find that text. “What’s He doing”….”what’s He looking for, we told Him what to read?”….”what on earth is He up to now, He was trouble enough when He was young, now He’s older He still thinks He can do what He wants” ‘sigh’…..
So Jesus reads the text and gives the scroll back to the minister, and sits down. Those Jews knew what that scripture was all about. It was a Messianic prophecy. It was a very important part of their entire belief system, an integral component of their hopes and aspirations. Have you ever been to a place and known that EVERY single eye in the entire place is focused on you?
Luke 4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
And Jesus then said the most astonishing thing He could have. Now remember, this was a Messianic prophecy, so everyone was very very curious as to what Jesus had to say.
21 “And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears”.
And from there till verse 27 Jesus turns their cosy little world completely on its head. You can read it for yourselves in the gospel of Luke chapter 4, but what He said effectively is this.
You believe that because God has raised you for a purpose, that makes you ‘special’, or exclusive. Not so. For I am come to tell you that My Father loves the entire world, that you are not to be exclusive, but inclusive. That you are not Israel, and everyone else non-Israel. That you are not the children of God, and everyone else not children. For I am come to save the whole world, to set at liberty ALL captives to sin, to free all men from the bondage and slavery to sin and addiction. The Messiah is not here today to just make you special, oh no.
And friends, this goes for Christians also. I grew up as a Catholic. In those days everyone else was ‘non-Catholic’, thus inferior and in need of what I was. Then I received Jesus into my life, and I became a Pentecostal Protestant, everyone else becoming non-Pentecostal and in need of what I was. Today, I am a Seventh Day Adventist. Let me assure you my Adventist friends out there, that we are not to look upon everyone else as ‘non-Adventists’, and believe that they must become what we are. No, no, no! What everyone needs in this very late day and age, is Jesus! Whether Catholic, Protestant, Seventh Day Adventist, Messianic, Pentecostal, unbeliever, no matter who or what you are, regardless of who others may be, everyone needs Jesus! Jesus is the ONLY Way, Truth, and Life. And He is coming soon not just for Seventh Day Adventists, but for anyone and everyone who has accepted Him and His atoning sacrifice for sin. And they are everywhere. They belong to all manner of denominations, they speak any number of languages, they are many different colors, some are highly educated with letters after their names to prove it, while others like me have only what it takes to put a few words together on paper. But one thing they have in common. A Savior. A Savior they love with all their hearts, minds, and souls. A Savior Who has empowered them by His Spirit and they are living lives that honor Him through the keeping of His commandments and are testifying of His love to a world that is groaning under the collective weight of guilt, fear, stress, and unbelief. A Savior Who is inspiring them to proclaim from the rooftops that there is a God Who loves them, a God Who forgives iniquity, transgression, and sin, a God Who longs to have them live with Him forever, free from heartache, free from fear, free from all anguish and pain, and He is coming very soon to take these children home.

To all of you who are unsure about your faith, or maybe know that you are not quite living up to what you ought to be, I am not recommending any church, faith, or denomination, or belief system as an answer to your doubt or questions. What I recommend is a Person. A Person who will accept you whoever, and wherever you are, and regardless of what you have done. This Person isn’t partial, He doesn’t play favorites, He doesn’t require you to have an education, certain looks, or ancestry in order to qualify. This Person will accept you as you are , right now, right where you are , today. He loves you with a passion, and He longs for you to know Him and experience the joy and peace of knowing that you have eternal life, and be free from the power of sin over your life, and become someone like Himself. One who has courage to stand in the midst of potential enemies and not be afraid to speak the truth. To not be afraid to testify that God is LOVE, and that the whole world may know Him and for the first time, have real tangible blessed hope. And this Person’s name in Hebrew is Yeshua…in Greek, Iesous… in English, Jesus… in Maori, Ihu. It doesn’t matter in what language you speak to Him, He will answer. That is a promise

When Jesus came on the scene in Palestine 2000 years ago he turned the popular theories on the character, the nature, and the kingdom of God on its head. Those that were ‘religious’ on the whole, rejected and killed Jesus not because He was wrong, but because He didn’t meet with their skewed expectations. They wanted freedom from the tyranny of Rome. Jesus came to free them from sin. The Rabbis wanted God to exalt them so they and their temple could become the center of the universe. Jesus came to make God the center of the universe. Today, because of the skewed teachings of the popular church, the same thing is happening. While the church is praying for wealth, happiness, reputation, and power, the unbelieving world is getting the wrong idea of Who and what God is about. Jesus Himself said “seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” Jesus is still looking for a people who are desirous to be free from sin. 2000 years ago He found a rag-tag bunch of fishermen and tax-collectors and prostitutes. They formed the nucleus of His new church. It is very easy to hide from God in religion. He hasn’t changed. He is still looking for a people who are willing to be freed from sin. And the only ones who will accept Him are those willing to admit to that need of freedom. The religious in Jesus day thought they had arrived. They had no need of a Savior from sin, they wanted wealth and power. What about you? Are you hiding from God in religion? Or are you willing to admit that you are a sinner, and in desperate need of a Savior?

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS????

Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

So, in verse 6 above we have a growing escalation in the troubles. At first, rumors, then in verse 7, actual war. Nations against nations…kingdom against kingdom. On top of that is added famine, pestilence, and other natural disasters. For the true follower of Jesus, these are the beginning of sorrows. These things have indeed begun, and for those of us who have compassion and love for our fellow man, these times are indeed a sorrowful time. In particular, we witness terrorism in many places, and we are horrified by the acts of atrocity being perpetrated against so many innocent people, by a variety of groups, and in so many different ways. But notice verse 9, things are going to change. Where the nations were at each others throats…where there were factions and sects and revolutionary groups attacking one another through verses 6-8, and they being the beginning of sorrows, in verse 9 all of a sudden we are presented with those very same groups, the “they”, being all the powers previously mentioned in verse 7, joining together, uniting under a common banner, to do to God’s people what they had been formerly doing to each other. This is the real sorrow.
There is a power who is today guiding the current events of violence and war. At the moment that power is arming both sides, inciting the conflict, for the sole purpose to bring about the union spoken of in verse 9. And when that union is complete, that power will then turn on the only group of people who have not joined in this unholy union of church and state, spoken of so revealingly in the book of Revelation…Babylon the Great.
That power is the Vatican, and it is through her agents, the Jesuits, that she is controlling the present “controlled crisis” and it will be those same Jesuits who will turn against the true followers of Jesus when the time is right.

Are you ready for this? Are you a true follower of Jesus, or will you join in the coming Vatican sponsored UN globalist agenda and persecute those who disagree with your agenda?12243595_1081879371852452_4609944770213412120_n

Middle East Turmoil

So there’s a huge escalation to the war in Syria with the increase of presence with Russia raising the ante by firing cruise missiles into the mix, and the introduction of the specialist Spetsnaz ground troops into the fray. These missiles were fired from the Arabian gulf, which meant they flew over the top of Iraqui and Iranian airspace formerly dominated by the US airforce. This escalation was however not without a warning. Putin humiliated and insulted the US by sending a junior general into the local American embassy with a couple of hours notice…”we’re coming in so stay out”.
While on the surface this looks like the typical kind of posturing and aggression we are all familiar with, this latest incident has left me wondering. Putin has made a lot of noise of late, not so much against the nation of the US, but against the international globalists and the banking cartels…the ‘establishment’ of the west now so intent on establishing the NWO.
The US says the missiles were directed at the Syrian rebels, while Russia says they were directed at ISIS strongholds in Syria. So I’m wondering, who really is this action directed at? What is going on behind the scenes that the NWO controlled media isn’t telling us? We hear so much from the western media against the Syrian leader Assad that he must go. The US arming of the Syrian rebels showing how serious the US is. Why? Gas and oil resources
are said to be at stake, but one must take into account the regional involvement of the US in local affairs…all under that generic euphemism…war against terror…all stemming from the 9/11 hoax so many years ago. Is the whole shermozzle totally confusing? Can anyone really with any confidence make any sense of what is going on?
No, not really. And that is the point…I don’t believe we are meant to. So the ONLY way to stop one from going insane and turning yourself inside out trying to understand what is going on, one must place it all in the context of Biblical prophecy. We must always keep in mind that the perplexity of the nations Jesus warned of in Luke 21 need not mean God’s people need be perplexed. The wars we witness with our eyes are really nothing but a faint mirror image of warfare between spiritual powers that is heating up immediately prior to the culmination of human history….”Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”

“Nooo, I don’t think so, not yet. I think God wants to hold me back from being all I can be. I think He wants to take away things that are for my good.”
Does that ring a bell with anyone? I ask because that is what I believed before I finally came to Jesus. I thought He would be restrictive. I thought He would hold back stuff that was good for me, and take away stuff I needed to keep me happy. Just like Adam and Eve thought before they fell. When Satan convinced them that eating of the forbidden tree was to their advantage…they would be like God. They thought that by restricting their choices, God was holding something back that was to their good. Are you afraid that God doesn’t want what is best for you? It is a lie. Don’t believe it.
You know its interesting. In Eden there was a vast forest of good things that Adam and Eve were welcome to, and just one tree that was forbidden. Like a great broad highway of freedom and delight where they could go wherever they wished, with the exception of just one tiny place. Today that paradigm is now turned on its head. Now in the world there are vast arrays of forbidden evil trees bearing bad fruit…all of which are poisonous to those who would partake, resulting in death…but very few truly good trees that are beneficial. Now its a wide road that leads to destruction, and a narrow road that leads to life.
What road are you on? Are you wandering along aimlessly with the majority with no particular place to go thinking you are free and enjoying independence? That’s a lie to. You are bound and are restricted by your own narrow self-interest. Only in Jesus is there true freedom. Only in Jesus can you ever find your true potential. Only in Jesus will you never again have to hide away behind bushes because of shame and embarrassment.
Just as He walked the garden after Adam and Eve fell, so today Jesus is now walking the earth in these final days calling for His lost sheep…”Where are you?”

Love this…

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Over the past year since the last Day of Atonement, millions of Jews around the world have begun a quest to find the Messiah. Over the past year since the last Day of Atonement, millions of Jews around the world have begun a quest to find the Messiah.

At sundown, we begin Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is the highest holy day on the Jewish calendar, and one of great Biblical and historic and cultural importance to my people.

I so wish I was home with Lynn and our sons in Israel tonight. Instead, I am in the U.S. speaking at a number of events, from Dallas to San Luis Obispo to Washington, D.C. to Toronto. I am speaking about the darkness that is falling in our world. But I am also explaining to people about a fascinating phenomenon that I’m observing.

Since last Yom Kippur, millions of Jews have begun a quest to find the Messiah. For reasons I cannot fully explain, Jews are suddenly searching for answers to the deepest and most important questions concerning…

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