Is Religion Getting in your Way to Finding God?

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?

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ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

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.”

Where are you heading?

“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?”

A big, untold story: Since last Yom Kippur, millions of Jews have begun searching for the Messiah, and for atonement for their sins. The media isn’t reporting this. But it’s worth examining.

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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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The Leopard Stirs…

In Revelation 13 we have the following description of what Bible scholars for centuries have recognized as being a vivid revelation of the dreaded “Antichrist” , the leopard like beast, with feet of a bear, and the mouth of a lion.

1 ¶  And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

God describes this beast as a leopard. We are brought back to Daniel in this depiction, to chapter 7 where the Grecian empire is also described as a leopard. God is not haphazard with his prophetic pictures. There are depths to understand, and nuances to be seen that reveal the identity, and true nature of the powers thus depicted. This is why God gave so much information regarding Antichrist. He did not want us to be deceived, nor to misunderstand what He was warning us about. He gave such detail that there would be no mistake, no error on our part for our lives depend on our part to clearly understand the issues.

Beast transThus the beast of Revelation 13 is likened to the ancient Grecian empire. Remember, beasts are not individuals. They are political powers, nations, or empires. Beasts throughout the scripture are depicted in every prophecy without exception as being a political power or nation. Thus the Antichrist is not an individual, but a political power or civil or secular power, but having a religious face, for it enforces worship according to its own character and beliefs. Continue reading

Halt! Who Goes There? Friend or Foe?

God’s love: infinite, abundant,unreserved,unconditional.

God so loves the world, that there is not one person, living or dead, that Jesus did not die for. The apostle Paul says that if God was so willing to give His Son, He along with His Son willingly offers everything else also (Romans 8:32). This without any doubt includes all the advice, counsel, and directions in order that we may find our way to Him (Jeremiah 6:16; Matt.7:14; Hebrews 1:1-3;12:1,2; 1 Peter 2:2:21-25) along with all the warnings of the pitfalls, dangers, and wrong paths that may lead us astray.God has clearly described the full gospel, demonstrated His love, proclaimed His grace and mercy, and He has defined sin, exposed heresy, exposed our enemies, and repeatedly warned us of Satan’s many varied and subtle deceptions that would lead us into a false hope (John 10:10; Isaiah 45:19; Amos 3:7; Isaiah 8:19,20). When time comes that we must face our Maker, we will have no excuse. Continue reading

Tribulation

There is a crisis coming the magnitude of which we have little comprehension. Jesus called it “distress of nations with perplexity”. There will be no answers, no solutions, no way out.

Remember 9/11? For a month or two after that everyone and their cocker spaniel went to church and confessed faith in ‘God’. And, to my personal horror, the US president decides to get up into the pulpit and proclaim from there, as if he was preaching a ‘godly Christian evangelical gospel message’...”he who is not with us is against us”. I got real angry at that. But on another level was not surprised. In the coming crisis we will witness the same again. Churches will be packed. The churches will unite together, and even with the government, in standing against a common threat.

The problem is that they will all be united, not on the  basis of Biblical or doctrinal truth…not on the basis of a desire to share the gospel with the world…not on the basis of sharing the love of Jesus with their neighbours…but purely and simply out of self preservation. Jesus said that the rulers will have no solutions, and everyone will be panicking. So they turn to religion. Not the religion taught in thew Bible, but the religion taught on TV and espoused by the popular press and media. It will be a mixture of New age…apostate Protestantism…and Roman Catholicism. The confusion of Babylon the Great. They will offer up prayers and make all manner of well meaning and pious pronouncements and a pretense of repentance while the crisis deepens, and when no answers come, will look around for some-one to blame who hasn’t joined them in their sincere but hopeless charade. That some-one who they will target will be those who refuse to worship their global church/state union and image of the medieval papal  beast, and who refuse to accept the ‘mark’ of the beast’s authority. And my friend, this mark has nothing to do with fiscal convenience. It has everything to do with worship and loyalty to the true Creator God. The fiscal aspect…that is the buying and selling aspect…is merely an inducement to accept the mark. An inducement to worship according to the dictates of man. Other inducement will be fines, then jail, and finally the death sentence.

The coming crisis will reveal the true character of both the righteous and the wicked. It will not form character, but expose it. Thus will the true fruits be revealed of who belongs to Jesus , and who doesn’t. The harvest will then be seen to be ripe, both wheat and tares are ripe for harvest, the angels will first come and bundle the tares to be burned,then  the wheat to be gathered into God’s barn. (See Rev.14)

Armageddon is the war that precedes this. A war that ensues between the false ‘Christian’ world, and the true. Remember, the entire world is caught up in this crisis. The entire world joins with the beast and the false prophet to worship the false counterfeit system….the nations of the world unite against God’s people, spiritual Israel. Remember also what Jesus said about us at this time? We will be called to testify before Kings and before the rulers of this world. We will be called to account for our ‘heresy’ before the courts. It will be a repeat of the dark ages, only on a global scale.

Do any of you dear readers now begin to understand how a focus on the Middle East and upon literal Israel is just a red herring of the enemy of our souls and part of his deceptions? There is far more import to your being prepared for the coming crisis than simply observing the politics of the Middle east. You need to be personally prepared. You need to know what you believe, and why. Because my friends, you will be called to defend your beliefs before a world that will hate everything you claim to stands for. All the while they claiming to stand for the truth, and you being inspired of Satan.

“If they call the Master of the house Beelzebub, what will they do to His servants”.

Ecumenism…further reasons why we ought resist.

It is more than just doctrine that gives powerful reason to turn away with utter repugnance to any unity with the Roman church. Some may be wondering why I am so much against the Roman church. Bigotry? Misguided faith? Misinformed as to the character of the modern Roman church? I have no fear of your judgement in this matter. Apart from doctrinal differences which I am strongly against compromising, and apart from the clear prophetic indicators that identify the papacy as Antichrist, which indicators I have written of in many posts throughout the forum, the following information ought on its own be sufficient to make one spew blood at the very thought of any unity, under any circumstances, with the Vatican. What is exposed here is not in the public limelight. Why not? And what is more horrifying is not so much what it reveals, but the potential of evil that it hides. The information here described applies to just two or three generations. The papacy has been around for 1500 years.

There are many genuine Christians in the Catholic communion, living to the fullest according to what light they have. I have such a burden for those who are entrapped and deceived by this monstrous evil. God calls you out my Catholic friends and brothers who love Jesus. He says,

Re 18:4 …. Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

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