We live in the Age of Deception – a fact that I’ve been repeating ad nauseam. And, I will keep repeating that, since this appears to be a truth that seems especially hard to accept. In fact, I repeat this as much for my own edification as yours.
The problem is that this deception has reached into our midst, and it’s poisoning our own ability to see the truth of what is happening around us. I am very distressed by this, since you are the target of this deception.
Satan wants YOU destroyed, and he has sown the seeds of your destruction in the hearts of many that you love and trust.
As the darkness closes in around us, it is natural for our thoughts to turn towards the prospect of a grim future. And, in the short-term, it IS grim. But, as John The Apostle contemplated these things, he embraced these events, for they pointed to the return of our God and King, Jesus Christ.
I must keep reminding myself of this, as I look upon the evil that is happening around us, and within us.
I am grateful to all who have chosen to make a stand for Christ. For the Truth. For Righteousness. For an eternity with God. It is a struggle, and it will take everything you have. But, it is worth far more than anything that we can give.
Palestinian Muslims have been persecuting Christians from day one, and that persecution has driven out almost all the Christians from Bethlehem. Those that are left are a die-hard few that may be forced to leave – or die – as the persecution of Christians increases.
Yet, you will hear none of this in the mainstream media.
And, as this persecution reared its awful head, the leadership of Bethlehem begged Israel to take over. Israel wanted to help, but the world demanded that Israel step aside.
Islam has become a scourge upon the world, something that is easy to see in Bethlehem, the birthplace of our Lord and Savior.
The heat under the global pot is rapidly bringing us to a catastrophic boil. Russia is making allies in the Middle East. Little Greece is standing firm against EU pressure. Islam rears its ugly head. The American police state grips the US even more tightly. Oil is an even bigger problem than you may have realized. Our Muslim-in-Chief has set his sights on Israel.
And, all of this is bringing us closer and closer to a meeting that I’d rather avoid:
Gog and Magog
We are in more trouble than you can shake a stick at.
We rejoice that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was born more than two thousand years ago. But, it wasn’t His birth that we really celebrate.
No, it was His sacrifice for us.
We do not deserve it, but I’m not complaining. I’m just grateful that a foolish sinner like myself was chosen to be a child of God.
I know that there is some controversy over this day, but I believe that any time that we glorify God… well …it is a good thing. So, even those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, at least join me in glorifying God.
Those of you reading your Bibles know that all the big showdowns happen at Jerusalem. The big battles, as well as big covenants happened there.
When it’s all over, Satan will have been defeated by God – three times at Jerusalem. Satan was defeated first, on the cross of our Lord – at Jerusalem. Satan will be defeated, when Jesus returns – at Jerusalem. And, Satan will be defeated a third and final time, at the very end of the Millennium – at Jerusalem.
And, two great covenants were made there. The covenant between Abraham’s children and God, was made – at Jerusalem. The covenant between ourselves and God, was made – at Jerusalem.
The disasters that we are going to experience over the coming days, weeks and months are the direct result of our having turned our back on God. We were grateful that He sent His only begotten Son to suffer for us, on the cross. But, requiring us to be obedient was just too much.
It’s as if God was just too demanding and unreasonable. So, we wrapped up God and put Him on our Sunday shelf, and lived for ourselves for the rest of the week. We quickly became indistinguishable from the rest of the world.
So, the Hand of God that protected us from Satan was taken out of the way.
Many responses to my article on the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie, were very troubling. It showed a desperate desire to hold onto this lie, even to the point of twisting the Bible, itself. And, I am shocked at the lack of evidence that pre-trib supporters have.
It has taken a week, but I have finally come to realize that the only way that you can support the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie, is to believe that it MUST exist. Only then can you bend the Bible to support your argument.
This is exactly how supporters of evolution have been able to explain their theory as fact. According to them, because God cannot be real, evolution must be true.
After looking at what I’ve said up to this point, I wondered about what I should say next. The world is full of examples of how NOT to do something. In fact, I am even an example foolishness and bad behavior. Just ask my poor, long-suffering wife.
So, I thought that I would ask you a question and talk about a man that I respect a lot – Pastor David Lankford. Having heard his willingness to restrict himself to what the Bible actually says, I am confident that this is a man who is a living, breathing example of someone who loves God.