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Russia Captures Three Ukrainian Ships; Signpost of Daniel 7:5?

Russia Captures Three Ukrainian Ships; Signpost of Daniel 7:5?

According to the news article at this link, “Russia has opened fire on Ukrainian ships and captured three vessels in a major escalation of tensions off the coast of Crimea.”

The article went on to say:

“Three sailors have been wounded after the Ukrainian navy said two artillery boats were hit by the strikes in the Black Sea.

 

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko called an emergency session of his war cabinet and said he will propose that parliament declare martial law.”

What does this have to do with the Bible?  Well, let’s take a quick look:

Dan 7:5  And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

Of course, we’ve long known that the “bear nation,” is Russia, which today is composed largely of the Edomites of Old Testament times, who were the descendants of Esau, renegade brother of Jacob.

So the Russians have militarily captured three vessels off the coast of the Crimea, similar to the way the second beast “like to a bear” in Daniel 7:5 above rises up and grabs “three ribs” into its mouth.

Isn’t it interesting that the news article uses, as its main photo (see left), an image of a bridge that looks very much like a rib? (If you don’t understand, re-read Daniel 7:5 above.)

Regardless of the imagery, and the fact that three vessels were captured by the Russians, this is not — I repeat, NOT — the fulfillment of Daniel 7:5.

But I’d certainly warrant to say that it could be a flashing red signpost telling us to pay more careful attention, from a Biblical point-of-view, to what’s been going on in Russia, the Ukraine and the Crimea.  So let’s take a moment to do exactly that:

Russia and Its Borders

The Edomites, which is to say the “Red Ones,” who are Russia of today, have always been particularly jealous of their borders, not wanting any potential enemies to get too close to them.

And that’s what this is all about:  borders.  Indeed, the Russians tend to go ballistic whenever they believe their borders are being violated, or are about to be violated. We know that from Numbers 20:14-21, which details the plight of the Israelites when they wanted to cross the border of Edom in order to get to the Promised Land. As it’s written:

Num 20:14  And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:

 

Num 20:15  How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

 

Num 20:16  And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

 

Num 20:17  Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.

 

Num 20:18  And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

 

Num 20:19  And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my feet.

 

Num 20:20  And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

 

Num 20:21  Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

Even though the children of Israel promised not to touch anything of Edom’s on their way through the border, Edom vehemently (and militarily) resisted them. The point being this:

For many years now, the U.S. and NATO have been cozying up to the countries bordering Russia, giving them military aid and advice, which of course makes the Russian government about a nervous as a hive of bees that’s been poked hard with a big stick.

Like their Edomite forefathers of old, the Russians simply don’t like their borders encroached upon.  They want plenty of elbow room between themselves and those they perceive to be “the enemy.”  And Ukraine and Crimea, which border Russia, help provide that elbow room.

Russia considers those nations, which were once part of the old Soviet Union, to be part and parcel of their sphere of influence.

In other words, in the minds of Russian leaders, these nations are their “back yard.”  And just like Edom of old, they don’t want any western influence whatsoever in their back yard.  Indeed, they view any drift toward the west by these former satellite nations as a grave threat to their territorial integrity.

So whenever Russia’s enemies — in this case, the U.S. and NATO countries — start moving in to the border states around Russia, the Russian government has no reservations whatsoever about expressing their displeasure, militarily.

Russia’s Previous Invasion of Georgia

Another state bordering Russia is the nation of Georgia. You might remember back in August of 2008 that Russia came out in massive military force against the nation of Georgia.

But why?  You see, poor old Georgia had been purchasing western military equipment, and was in the process of having its military trained by western military advisors.  This sent Russia into a tizzy.

Here were U.S. and NATO military advisors, and U.S. and NATO military goods, being brought into a nation that borders Russia and that was once part of the old Soviet Union.

So what did Russia do?  First, they began sending pro-Russian agitators into the Georgian province of Ossetia, stirring up trouble by trying to get Ossetia to break away from Georgia and come under Russian influence.

When Georgia fell for the trap and sent troops into their own province (Ossetia) to stop the agitators, Russia invaded the nation of Georgia under the guise of “protecting its interests” in Ossetia.

The whole thing was a setup by Russia from start to finish.  They were looking for an excuse to invade Georgia, and they created the excuse by seeding the Georgian province of Ossetia with the pro-Russian agitators.

[By the way, don’t ever forget that Russia attacked Georgia during the Summer Olympics, which had been hosted by Red China.  In other words, Russia attacked Georgia while the eyes of the world were focused on the dragon, which is the national symbol of China.

For those unfamiliar with the prophetic time-frame involved in Russia’s prophesied attack on the western Christian nations described in Ezekiel 38 and 39, it will take place while the eyes of the world are focused on that old Dragon himself, Satan, who will be on this earth at that time in his role as the false Christ.]

The bottom line is that we see in chapter 20 of the great book of Numbers an incredible example of how the children of Israel were turned away, militarily, by the Edomites — the Red Ones — from even so much as approaching their border.

And today we can see once more the descendants of Esau — the Edomites (Red Ones) of Russia — acting to protect their perceived borders by flexing their military might against close-by nations that are reaching out to the western military powers.

Russia is simply protecting what they perceive to be their territorial integrity.  And this results in a grand chess game being played out on the international stage between the western Christians nations and their own brother, Esau.

II Esdras 6:7-10

So keep your eyes wide open. These are certainly interesting times we’re living in. And things appear to be heating up on all fronts, including in Russia, in Jerusalem and in regards to Iran, as well.

Never forget what’s written in the Apocrypha, in II Esdras chapter 6:

II Esdas 6:7-10 (Apocrypha) — And I answered and said, “What will mark the parting of the times?  Or when will the end of the first or the beginning of the second be?” And he said to me, “From Abraham to Abraham, for from him sprang Jacob and Esau, but Jacob’s hand held Esau’s heel from the beginning.  For Esau is the end of this age, and Jacob is the beginning of the one that follows.  For the beginning of a man is his hand, and the end of a man is his heel.  Between the heel and the hand look for nothing else, Ezra!”

In short, Esau (which is Edomite Russia of today) represents, prophetically, the end of this flesh earth age and all of its ungodliness.  And Jacob (true Israel) represents the beginning of the next age, the millennium age, which is the age of the reign of Christ.

Just as Esau and Jacob were born at the same time, with Jacob holding Esau’s heal “from the beginning” (i.e., holding Esau back from world conquest, symbolically), so it still is in the final days of this flesh earth age.

In other words, renewed strife between Esau (Russia) and Jacob (true Israel/western Christianity) is a major sign of the “parting of the times,” which is to say, the point at which we move from the end times into the millennium reign of Christ.

The angel even states, “Between the heel (Russia) and the hand (Jacob/western Christianity) look for nothing else.”

That of course is in reference to the fact that one of the final acts of this flesh earth age which takes place just before the beginning of the millennium is when Esau/Edom attacks the western Christian nations (Ezekiel 38 and 39) and our heavenly Father returns to fight that battle for us, destroying the Russian power structure at the same time He destroys Satan’s power structure in the middle east land of Israel at Armageddon.

What more can be said, but Watch, watchmen, watch.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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A Beautiful Thanksgiving Day Proclamation from One of the Founding Fathers — Knocks Those Claims that the Founders “Weren’t Christian” Out of the Ballpark

A Beautiful Thanksgiving Day Proclamation from One of the Founding Fathers  — Knocks Those Claims that the Founders “Weren’t Christian” Out of the Ballpark

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

By His EXCELLENCY, John Hancock, Esq.
GOVERNOR of the COMMONWEALTH
of Massachusetts.
A PROCLAMATION,
For a Day of Public Thanksgiving.

In consideration of the many undeserved Blessings conferred upon us by GOD, the Father of all Mercies; it becomes us not only in our private and usual devotion, to express our obligations to Him, as well as our dependence upon Him; but also specially to set a part a Day to be employed for this great and important Purpose:

I HAVE therefore thought fit to appoint, and by the advice and consent of the Council, do hereby accordingly appoint, THURSDAY, the seventeenth of November next, to be observed as a Day of Public THANKSGIVING and PRAISE, throughout this Commonwealth:—Hereby calling upon Ministers and People of every denomination, to assemble on the said Day—and in the name of the Great Mediator, devoutly and sincerely offer to Almighty God, the gratitude of our Hearts, for all his goodness towards us; more especially in that HE has been pleased to continue to us so a great a measure of Health—to cause the Earth plentifully to yield her increase, so that we are supplied with the Necessaries, and the Comforts of Life—to prosper our Merchandise and Fishery—And above all, not only to continue to us the enjoyment of our civil Rights and Liberties; but the great and most important Blessing, the Gospel of Jesus Christ: And together with our cordial acknowledgments, I do earnestly recommend, that we may join the penitent confession of our Sins, and implore the further continuance of the Divine Protection, and Blessings of Heaven upon this People; especially that He would be graciously pleased to direct, and prosper the Administration of the Federal Government, and of this, and the other States in the Union—to afford Him further Smiles on our Agriculture and Fisheries, Commerce and Manufactures—To prosper our University and all Seminaries of Learning—To bless the virtuously struggling for the Rights of Men—so that universal Happiness may be Allies of the United States, and to afford his Almighty Aid to all People, who are established in the World; that all may bow to the Scepter of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, and the whole Earth be filled with his Glory.

And I do also earnestly recommend to the good People of this Commonwealth, to abstain from all servile Labor and Recreation, inconsistent with the solemnity of the said day.

Given at the Council-Chamber, in Boston, the fifth Day of October, in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-One, and in the sixteenth Year of the Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN HANCOCK.

By his Excellency’s Command,

JOHN AVERY, jun. Sec’y

GOD save the Commonwealth of MASSACHUSETTS!!


Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Happy  Birthday, Jesus!

I noticed a lot of questions today on the various Shepherd’s Chapel-oriented Bible study groups asking how to figure the dates for the fall feast days, including Christ’s birthday, which, by the way, takes place today, September 29th, and which is also the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles.

Last week I posted a short study on how to do the calculations correctly.  But apparently a lot of people missed it.

If you missed the short study on how to calculate the various feast days for the fall fellowship, here’s where you can find the study:

(Link:  https://haveyenotread.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/How-to-Calculate-the-Dates-of-the-Fall-Feast-Days.pdf)

So, if you’ve examined the short study, you now know that today is Christ’s birthday.

I hope you’ve all told Him “Thank you, Lord!” for tabernacling with us in the flesh, and for giving His body and blood for our healing and our salvation, including forgiveness of all of our sins.

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to take Holy Communion (i.e., “this do in remembrance of Me” — I Corinthians 11:24-25).

And while you’re taking Holy Communion, in your thoughts and prayers, include your family members and friends who might be in need of healing and forgiveness.  And always be sure to mention your fellow Bible students, members of the Body of Christ, who might be in need.  There are many calling out to Him for help with various needs, some quite serious.  Be sure to lift them up in prayer.

This is a great day for contemplation of the Lord’s Word, for repentance of our sins, and for thanksgiving.  He did it all for us, and yet asks so very little of us in return, except for our love and loyalty.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Yes, Your Government Leaders Are Occultists Who Thumb Their Collective Noses at God

As a Bible student, you know that the Biblical holy days for the fall season — the Feast of the Trumpets, the Feast of the Tabernacles and the Day of Atonement — run, basically, from mid-September through the end of September, and a little bit into October.

Dates and times are important to occultists, as well.  Indeed, occultists often schedule occult-related events on God’s Holy Days in order to thumb their collective noses at God.

For example, this year, during those same fall feast days commanded by our heavenly Father, a replica of the so-called “Arch of Palmyra,” which is also known more commonly as the “Arch of Baal,” will be displayed in Washington, D.C. from September 26 through September 30 — the same basic time-frame the Biblical holy days will be transpiring.

Baal, of course, is the “god” of the Old Testament that frequently led Israel and its prophets away from our heavenly Father YHVH, causing our Father to turn Israel over to its enemies on numerous occasions.

Sadly, the Washington, D.C. unveiling ceremony for this replica of the Arch of Baal will be attended by members of the United States Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs, at 2:30 pm on September 26th.   In other words, the unveiling of this Arch of Baal is basically endorsed by our own Congress.

For those who understand the Biblical course of Abijah, it’s also important to note that the four-day time-period for this display in our nation’s capital is during the time of Christ’s true birthday (approximately September 29).  He was conceived at Christmas and born nine months later.  So displaying the Arch of Baal in out nation’s capital city during Christ’s birthday is at least a little bit like telling our heavenly Father, “You can keep your Messiah.  Baal is the one we want.”

Last year, the replica of the Arch of Baal was displayed at the G7 Global Cultural Summit, March 30-31, 2017, which summit many powerful government leaders from around the world attended (see “Arch of Baal Replica Still Being Displayed Worldwide by World Leaders”).

At that time, the arch was being displayed with cultural artifacts dating back to the Babylonian era, including Babylonian chimeras and other artifacts from ancient Babylonia representing the misogynist works of the fallen angels, plus statues of naked women with fig leaves positioned over their most private part.  (See video coverage here.)   

A Tiny Bit of History

Historically, the original arch once stood in Palmyria, Syria, linking the main street of the Colonnade and the Temple of Baal.

In other words, you basically had to pass through the arch in order stroll down the colonnade to enter the temple of Baal to worship.  This is why it was so frequently referred to as the Arch of Baal, though its official name is the Arch of Palmyra.

When a worshiper left the temple of Baal, they had to pass through that arch once more on their way out.  In that sense, some have euphemistically called the Arch of Baal the “portal” of the gods.

Of course, in the days of old, Baal (sometimes spelled Bel), was the chief religious rival to our heavenly Father YHVH.  In other words, Baal in his various iterations is ultimately none other than Satan.

What’s more, the Temple of Baal in Palmyria, Syria, where the arch would later be built, was dedicated to Baal in A.D. 32 — approximately the time of the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Both the historical ruins of the original Arch of Baal and the Temple of Baal were destroyed by ISIS in the summer of 2015 when they encroached into Syrian territory and took the city by military force.

What I find interesting is that, according to Wikipedia, the destroyed temple of Baal will eventually also be replicated.  They write:

Following the recapture of Palmyra by the Syrian Army in March 2015, director of antiquities Maamoun Abdelkarim stated that the Temple of Bel, along with the Temple of Baalshamin and the Monumental Arch, will be rebuilt using the surviving remains.”

So ultimately, not just the arch, but the temples to various iterations of the “god” Baal will also be reconstructed.

Satanic Holidays, Too

As one observer pointed out, other showings of the replica of the Arch of Baal have centered around occult holidays and major world government events:

“The arch was created to make a world tour and the timing and locations have turned out to be very interesting. 

 

The Arch…made its debut in London’s Trafalgar Square, on April 19-21, 2016, which coincided with the start of Beltane, an important pagan holiday on the Satanic calendar. 

 

Next, it appeared in New York at City Hall Park, on Sept 18-24, 2016, which coincided with the UN General Assembly (plus the fall equinox, which is also considered a Satanic holiday). 

 

Finally, it was set up in Dubai, UAE, on Feb 12-14, 2017, which happened to coincide with the World Governments Summit.   

 

The latest stop is Florence, Italy, from March 27 – April 27, 2017, coinciding with the first ever G7 Cultural Summit (formally the G8 but Russia was dropped).  The culture ministers from US, Germany, Japan, France, UK, Italy, and Canada were in attendance.   

 

Therefore, the recreated Arch of Baal has so far been set up during a major Satanic holiday and three world summits. 

 

I don’t know if Satan has accomplished anything with this clever sleight-of-hand but it seems like he’s at least trying.” 

Uh, yes.  Satan is certainly trying.  And our world leaders seem to be all too happy to oblige his efforts to blaspheme our heavenly Father.

God’s Warning to Government Leaders in Psalms 2

By displaying this Arch of Baal in important world capitals and at various world summits, the leaders of the governments of this world essentially demonstrate their fealty to the gods of old and the religious traditions of old, rather than to our heavenly Father and His anointed Savior.

And bringing that massive arch to America and displaying it in our capital city, over the holy feast days of YHVH, and over the earthly birthday of His son, Jesus Christ, is about as blasphemous as you can get.

This is just one more reason why the Lord said, in the end-days prophetic second Psalm:

Psa 2:1  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

 

Psa 2:2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

 

Psa 2:3  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

Yes, to this very day the “kings of the earth” take their stand against our heavenly Father and His Christ, and try to cut all cords to them.  But in the end, the Lord will not be mocked.  As the Psalm continues:

Psa 2:4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

 

Psa 2:5  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

 

Psa 2:6  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

 

Psa 2:7  I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

 

Psa 2:8  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

 

Psa 2:9  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

 

Psa 2:10  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

 

Psa 2:11  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

 

Psa 2:12  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

You see, the kings of this earth and the heathen who follow them are going to be broken to shivers at Christ’s Second Advent.  As verse 9 above states of Christ Jesus at His Second Advent, “Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

And since Revelation 2:27 tells us that event will actually take place at His second advent, we know for a fact that now, in the final days of this flesh earth age, is the time in which the kings of this earth are turning their backs on our heavenly Father and His Christ.

Perhaps that’s why you’ve seen such a dramatic acceleration of the slow motion overthrow of the western Christian moral order over these past few years.

Just Fans of Ancient Culture?

Now you might say, “Well, Steve, these government leaders are just fans of ancient culture, and this has nothing whatsoever to do with occult ritual, or paying honor to the gods of old. It’s just coincidence that this arch is being displayed at various major world government summits.”

And to that I’d reply by asking you to read the following two articles documenting several more recent cases of occult rituals and occult symbolism being publicly promoted by our government leaders as nonchalantly as you or I might drink a 7-Up:

Our heavenly Father didn’t have that second Psalm written because the governments of this world respect and worship Him.

Quite the contrary.  He had that Psalm written because the leaders of the governments of this world don’t have any respect for Him, nor do they worship Him in spite of occasional lip service you might hear, usually during election time.

If you just open your eyes a bit, you’ll see this to be true.  And of course, having read the Book of Revelation with understanding, you know it’s only going to get worse all of the way up to Satan’s arrival.

But it will all be done with at Christ’s Second Advent.  And for that I praise our heavenly Father and His Christ.

As the writer of the great book of Revelation ended the book:

Rev 22:20  He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

 

Rev 22:21  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

And so I say the same:  Come, Lord Jesus.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Does a Red Heifer Being Born in Israel Signal the End of Days?

Does a Red Heifer Being Born in Israel Signal the End of Days?

The UK Daily Star published a lengthy article this week about a red heifer being born in Israel, claiming it signaled the “end of days” and the coming of the Messiah.

Indeed, their headline was:

Bible Prophecy FULFILLED As First ‘Red Heifer Born In 2,000 YEARS’ Signaling END OF DAYS

Wow.  “Bible Prophesy FULFILLED.”  How about them beans?

The article went on to say, “A BIBLICAL prophecy has been fulfilled as a ‘red heifer’ was born signalling the end of days and the coming of the Messiah in both Christianity and Judaism.”

But let me ask you a question.  If a red heifer being born signals the fulfillment of Bible prophesy “in both Christianity and Judaism,” exactly which prophesy are they talking about, and where is it written in the Bible so we can all go take a look at it?

Answer:  There’s none.  Not a single prophesy involving a red heifer.  Anywhere in the entire Bible.  Yet look at the blaring headline as it appeared in the UK Daily Star: 

Indeed, the only mention of a red heifer in the entire Old Testament of the Bible, in Numbers chapter 19, which is about the laws of ritual purification.

Open your Bible and read Numbers chapter 19.  I challenge you to find me a single verse in that entire chapter stating that a red heifer being born in the end days in Israel signals the fulfillment of Bible prophesy regarding the end days and the coming of the Messiah.

You can’t.  Because it’s not there.  It’s purely Jewish religious tradition, and not from the Bible at all.  Not from the Old Testament.  And not from the New Testament.

It’s from the Fabricated Testament, i.e., the testament of sensationalistic Jewish religious tradition.

Indeed, in the only chapter in the Bible that discusses a red heifer (Numbers 19), the heifer was a sacrifice needed to ritually purify anybody who’d touched a dead body.

That’s it.  Nothing about a Messiah. Nothing about the fulfillment of “end days” prophesy.

“Restoring Purity to the World”

But the UK Daily Star article breathlessly goes on to state:

“The Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red female calf that ‘brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world’.”

Oh, boy.  I thought that was the job of Jesus Christ.  Silly me. The news article further states:

“Red heifers feature in end times tales in both Christianity and Judaism.”

Now they slip the weasel word into the story:  “tales.”

Yep.  It’s all based on “end time tales,” and not on the Bible, at all.

But what happened to prophesy being “FULFILLED,” as the news headline promised in great, big self-important capital letters?

Well, that was apparently designed to grab the attention of gullible and Biblically illiterate Christians who get their daily news from the headlines of online articles, while never reading the rest of the article.

“Messiah Has Been Born”

Nevertheless, let’s keep traipsing through this article so we can see just how Biblically reckless it truly is.  The article goes on to state:

“The cow’s birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

 

And the Third Temple’s construction – following the destruction of the previous two – heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.

 

While some Evangelical Christian theologians have linked the building of the Third Temple to Judgment Day.”

In the section of the article I’ve quoted above, the words “Third Temple in Jerusalem” are hyperlinked. And when you click on that hyperlink it takes you to another sensationalistic article with the headline:

“’Messiah Has Been BORN; Rabbi Claims Saviour is ALREADY Here…and End Times are IMMINENT.”

Again, cool beans, right?  That article claims the “Messiah” was born in July 2018.  And the claim was made by “a Rabbi,” so it must be true.  Right?  After all, no self-respecting Jewish Rabbi would ever lie to the goyim, would they?

But now you’ll notice that the birth of the so-called red heifer is being heralded as a signal for the construction of the “Third Temple,” as well as the “arrival of the Jewish messiah.”

At least they got the “Jewish” part right.  Think about that.  The Christian Messiah came some 2,000 years ago.  So now they’re tacitly admitting the Jews have a different messiah altogether.  One, apparently, that was born in July 2018, and must be — what? — some two months old now?

“Suggestions”?

The news article goes on to state:

“Rabbi Chain Richman, director of the Temple Institute, hailed the red heifer’s birth as suggestions the time could be right for the Third Temple.”

Ah…now we’ve gone from Bible prophesy being “FULFILLED” to the whole story being some Rabbi’s mere “suggestions.”

But the sensationalistic article is not done.  It goes on to state:

The Temple Institute announced the birth of the red heifer on their YouTube page with the video “Red heifer candidate born in Israel”.

 

It includes a video of the red calf and its mother – revealing “a perfectly red heifer was born in the land of Israel”. 

 

The cow went under “extensive examination by rabbinical experts” who confirmed she is a “viable candidate for the Biblical red heifer”.

Well, thank God the Rabbis have got it all on video, and have “extensively examined” this baby cow, and have confirmed she’s a “viable candidate for the Biblical red heifer.”

Maybe now they can start killing cows again.  Hey, who needs Jesus when you can kill a cow and be purified?

Again, silly me.  I thought the Rabbis preferred swinging chickens over their heads to get rid of their sins, in a ceremony known as Kapparot?  But they don’t like the goyim to know about things like that, do they?

 

Okay, wait just a minute.  Maybe the news story is just too good to be true, anyway.  As the article goes on to state:

“They admitted however the cow could be disqualified through natural causes.”

So now we’ve gone from “Bible prophesy FULFILLED”…to “Rabbis suggest”…to “could be disqualified.”  Hardly the stuff of legitimate Bible prophesies, much less a legitimate news story.

Actual Reporting

The news article finally gets into some actual reporting:

“Temple Institute bosses founded their Raise a Red Heifer in Israel program three years ago and have trying to breed a perfectly red cow. 

 

Frozen embryos of red angus cows have been imported and implanted into traditional Israeli domestic cows, reports Breaking Israel News.

 

The newborn red heifer was verified by a board of rabbis from the Temple Institute as fulfilling the prophesied requirements.”

So the Rabbis quite literally fabricated a prophesy saying a red heifer has to be born before the end days can come…the “messiah” can arrive…the “third Temple” can be built…Judgment Day can arrive…and the world can be “purified.”

And now they’re trying to fabricate a red baby cow, in a red cow factory, in order to fulfill that fabricated prophesy.  God must be very pleased with his “chosen people.”

Look.  Kill that blasted cow now, and send me a steak. Yum.  That’s just about all it’s good for.

Lucky Number 10

The news article continues thusly:

“Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible states the cow must be red ‘without blemish’, and must not have worked.

 

It is claimed there have only been nine true red heifers – and the 10th will herald the construction of the Third Temple.

 

The Temple Institute believes a red heifer will be needed to be scarified to complete the ritual of purification for the temple – heralding the coming of the Jewish Messiah.”

Ah, lucky number 10.  Apparently, the number of the “end days”…the building of the so-called “Third Temple”… and the coming of the “Jewish Messiah.”  Whodathunkit.  We’ll probably see Lady Gaga wearing the number 10 now on her forehead, in her next music video. Or maybe Madonna.

This must really be ticking off the Chabad Lubavitchers sect of the Jews, by the way, who claim their long-dead leader, the Rabbi Mendel Menachem Schneerson, was the expected “Jewish Messiah.”  All of those annual pilgrimages by “pious Jews” to his grave, waiting for his resurrection, for nothing.

But now we have (drum roll, please) The Baby Red Cow, Harbinger of the End Days.  Sounds a lot like a very bad SciFi movie, doesn’t it.  Something right up there with Sharknado 5:  the Global Swarming.

Missed It By That Much

The news article goes on to state:

“Red heifers have previously been found by the organisation – who have then disqualified them for not meeting prophetic standards. 

 

One was found in 1999, but was disqualified for being male – and a second was born in 2002, which was found to have a patch of white hair.”

As Maxwell Smart used to say, “Missed it by that much.”

The news article continues to contradict itself by stating:

Writing on the Temple Institute’s website, Rabbi Caimen said:

 

‘Does this perhaps mean that the appearance of a red heifer in these waning end times is an indication, a forerunner of the appearance of the Messiah himself, who will officiate at its preparation?

 

‘If there has been no red heifer for the past 2,000 years, perhaps it is because the time was not right; Israel was far from being ready.

 

‘But now, what could it mean for the times we live in, to have the means for purification so close at hand?’

 

He added: ‘We cannot help but wonder and pray: If there are now red heifers… is ours the era that will need them?’”

Finally, the article ends by stating:

Evangelical Christians believe the construction of the Third Temple all herald their own end times prophecy.

 

The prophecy has even been linked to the US President Donald Trump moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

 

Rabbi Hillel Weiss said he believes Trump’s decision over the embassy is the first stage of bringing about the end of days.

 

And then a third Rabbi, Pinchas Winston, claimed ongoing tensions between Iran and Israel is building to the Messiah.

Finally, one sentence of at least partial truth in the entire news article.  Yes, indeed, the “ongoing tensions between Iran and Israel” are indeed building up to the “Messiah.”

But it’s the arrival of the false messiah — the “Jewish Messiah” — and not the true Messiah that it’s building up to.  The false Christ comes first, as 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 clearly tells us.

And that’s what we really need to be watching for, i.e., the attack on Iran spelled out in true Biblical prophecy in Daniel chapter 8, which ushers in the arrival of the “little horn” or false Christ (Daniel 8:9-12).  Not some poor little red cow produced by a fanatical (and fantastical) Jewish cow breeding program.

If you’d like to learn more about the ridiculous and blasphemous nature of the idea of reinstituting animal sacrifice in order to “fulfill end times prophesy”, consider reading the following short study:

And if you’d like to learn what Christians truly need to be looking toward, in terms of Bible prophesy that actually ushers in the end, consider reading:

News stories like the one above are designed to deceive gullible and Biblically illiterate Christians.  Learn what your Father’s Word actually says, by studying the Bible rather than getting your teachings from fantastical sources like the Jewish Rabbis.

You’ll please your heavenly Father immensely.  And just as importantly, if you’re diligent in your studies, no one will be able to deceive you into believing nonsense like that being reported in the news article above.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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The Slow Motion Overthrow of the Western Christian Moral Order

The Slow Motion Overthrow of the Western Christian Moral Order

I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating:  I was recently watching a television series about the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, who was an avowed communist.

In one episode of the show, one of Picasso’s best friends leans over to Picasso and says, “Remember, Pablo, your duty as an artist is to work for the overthrow of the existing moral order.”  Of course, that was in reference to the Christian moral order.

And that’s what we’re seeing today, folks, in living color:  The slow motion overthrow of the western Christian moral order so that a new order — a hyrbrid Satanic (dis)order — can take its place.

A quick look at the news from the last 30 days bears this out in spades.  For example:

According to the news article at the link above, “The commander at F.E. Warren Air Force Base is defending her decision to remove a Bible from a POW-MIA table and replace it with a generic ‘book of faith’… 

…Col. Stacy Jo Huser, the 90th Missile Wing commander, tells the Todd Starnes Radio Show that the Bible was removed to insure “the religious and non-religious feel included and cared for.”

The article goes on to say that the Bible was removed after the Air Force Base received a complaint from the so-called Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which is apparently run by a gentleman out of Albuquerque, New Mexico by the name of Mikey Weinstein.

Weinstein claims he’s dedicated to fighting “virulent religious oppression” carried out by “incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”

Air Force base spokesperson Co. Stacy Jo Huser claims that in response, she’s decided to substitute a “book of faith” in place of the Bible, which will contain spiritual writings from a variety of “faith groups,” plus “blank pages to represent people who find solace by other means.”

This is the world we now live in, folks — a world in which western Christianity is no longer welcome, and the only way to survive is to cast aside the Christian Bible and replace it with “spiritual writings from a variety of faith groups,” including blank pages for the atheists.

Unfortunately, all too many people today are of the “blank page” variety, i.e., they have zero works of Christian faith written next to their names in the Book of Life. And thus, short of repentance, they’ll end up in the lake of fire at the time of the great white throne judgment of Revelation 20:11-15.

In a related story, the very same “Military Religious Freedom Foundation” (MRFF) mentioned above has sent a formal complaint this week to Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for an investigation of Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, a Christian and the newly installed commander of the 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.”

And exactly why does the good general need to be investigated?  “The group is furious at Teichert for posting links to articles, a Christmas video, and scriptures on his personal website called Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States. The website also has a list of prayer requests.”

Teichert’s website says this about him:

“John is an active duty Brigadier General who has served in the United States Air Force since 1994, and who was saved by grace through faith in Christ in 2004.  He has commanded at the wing, group and squadron levels, and is currently serving as Air Force commander.

 

The Lord has blessed his career while burdening his heart with the need for our nation to return to its Christian foundation.  He serves alongside his amazing wife of 20 years and their three incredible children.  It is their desire to fully invest their lives to maximize their impact on people and on our nation for the Lord.”

But the anti-Christian MRFF stated that General Teichert “should be doing time behind prison bars, not commanding a wing wearing general’s stars.”

Again, Christianity is being overthrown from within.  And Christians now face astonishing levels of persecution for clinging to their faith and their Bible-based beliefs.   Don’t believe it?  Then check out this article:

According to the news article at the above link, “A U.S. Army chaplain is now facing a dereliction of duty charge and potentially six months in a military prison after not accepting a same-sex couple in a marriage retreat” he was leading.

The article goes on to state that “Even though he ensured the two women could take part in the next scheduled retreat with a different chaplain,” the Army is still pushing to prosecute him for “dereliction of duty.”

In other words, in the Army, if you actually live up to your Christian beliefs you can be persecuted and prosecuted for it.

The Army could easily conduct “marriage retreats” that are run by non-Christian counselors for just such occasions, which is to say, explicitly for the purpose of not putting Army chaplains at risk of violating their faith.  But instead, they seek to force a Christian chaplain to engage in non-Christian behavior that violates his conscience.

Again, this is part and parcel of the overthrow of western Christian morals and ideals that’s taking place at all levels of society.  Let’s look at a few more:

According to the news article at the above link, “Scott and Terri Fetterolf have owned their 32-acre farm for about fifteen years. They also have a yarn and wool shop, sell fresh produce, flowers and other goods, provide classes to teach people to use the products they sell on the farm, and host private events like bridal showers and prayer groups. But their freedom to worship on their own property has now been called into question.”

The article goes on to state:

“They were served a cease-and-desist order late last year by the borough of Sewickley Heights, requiring them to cease and desist Bible studies and characterizing them as a ‘special or studio school’, which requires the homeowner to go through a lengthy conditional use approval process to receive permission before bible studies could resume. 

 

The order further ordered them to cease and desist a worship night, a religious retreat, and a religious fundraiser for kids in Africa via the Kenya Christian Education Partnership, claiming those events were only permissible in zones where ‘places of worship or assembly’ are permitted. 

 

If the Fetterolfs continue Bible studies without obtaining permission or conduct any worship nights, religious retreats, or religious fundraisers, the borough will fine the Fetterolfs $500 per day.”

In other words, the burgeoning “home church” movement is now under attack here in the United States, just like it is in communist Red China.  Only churches in government “approved” areas are allowed.

This means the estimated 30,000 home churches in the U.S., which are attended by an estimated six to 12 million Americans, are at risk of gradually being persecuted and shut down if a legal precedent is set in Pennsylvania.

As you know, in Christ’s time, most of the apostles participated in home churches, as did Jesus Himself (Mark 2:1-12).  And disciples for centuries afterwards also participated in home churches.  But of course, government regulations must come first.  And the rights of Christians to actually live their faith in their own homes must come a distant second.

Incredibly, as the perverts gain more and more special “rights,” Christians are being deprived of rights they’ve held for centuries.  And again, this is part and parcel of the growing war on western Christian morals.

According to the above news article, this Canadian college has been denied accreditation three times because it asks it students to sign a “lifestyle covenant” agreeing to abstain from sins such as lying, cheating, stealing, drunkenness, viewing pornography, using vulgar or obscene language, and engaging in sexual intimacy outside of the marriage bond between a man and woman.”

Now, however, after the justices of the Canadian Supreme Court ruled in June that the Christian-identified school can’t “impose” its religious beliefs on students, the university has ruled that “students will no longer be required to agree to the covenant…”

In other words, a school can still call itself “Christian.” But it can’t ask its students to live by Christian values, or it won’t achieve accreditation.

This again is part of the overthrow of western Christian values, in which any mention of such values is met with contempt, ridicule and institutionalized persecution. And of course it leaves the door open for the perverts to join such colleges, openly flout their wicked lifestyles, and then agitate for additional court restrictions against the school’s Christian policies and teachings.

According to the above news article, an individual named M. Barclay, a transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female and thus uses the pronoun “they,” was commissioned on Sunday as the first non-binary member of the clergy in the United Methodist Church.

The article goes on to state:

“The United Methodist Church is one of the largest denominations in America, falling behind only the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. The mainline Protestant denomination has been bitterly divided over sexuality and gender identity:

 

Its official rules say clergy must either be celibate or in heterosexual marriages, and can perform only such marriages, but American bishops have ordained gay and transgender clergy before, and clergy have conducted same-sex marriages.”

I’ve only got two pieces of advice for members of this church, and for any other church that has openly embraced abominations to the Lord as official church policy:

Advice #1:  “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” (Acts 3:19).

And if the Methodist church refuses that advice, then for the millions of members of that church there’s only one thing left to do:

Advice #2:  “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).

And that’s the bottom line.  They can conform to the new Satanic order and be blotted out in the judgment to come.  Or they can love God Almighty and His Word more than their church, and come out of the growing apostasy in order to be saved.

According to the news article at the above link, A Scottish “Christian” pastor named Scott Burton, who runs St. Matthew’s Church in Perth, Scotland, has recently been “invited to open the celebration of homosexual pride, which featured music, dancing and drag queens.”

Burton began his address to the homosexual pride festival by stating that LGBT people are “the people that God has created them to be.”  Burton also told local television station STV that his message to the people on Saturday was that “God’s undeserved favor is for you, not matter what.”

Of course, if that’s true then murderers, bank robbers, con artists, thieves and other who practice unrepentant wickedness as a way of life are also fully covered by God’s grace.  We no longer need to follow Bible precepts and commands.  We just “live under grace” and continue on in our sinful behavior.  After all, they say, “God made me this way.”

Uh, hum.  Again, we’ll see how this “new morality” works out for the perversion lovers at the time of the great white throne judgment of Revelation 20:11-15.  But meanwhile, this is the sad state of the western Christian moral order.  It’s crumbling before our very eyes.

According to the news article at the above link, “A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the youngster’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.”

The article goes on to say that, “An estimated 300 Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, according to a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday that accused senior church officials, including the man who is now archbishop of Washington, D.C., of systematically covering up complaints.”

This is the world you live in, folks.  A very sick world in which the globe’s largest Christian denomination routinely covers up some of the most heinous examples of sexual abuse and pedophilia you could ever imagine.

I’ll repeat what I said earlier:

If your church won’t repent, and set forth in a new direction in line with the Bible, then it’s your responsibility to “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).

If you stick with such a church, you’re as spiritually and emotionally sick as the church is.  And our heavenly Father will judge you thusly.  It’s that simple.

But once again, what we’re witnessing is the fall of western Christian morals, which are being replaced by what can only be described as the Satanic spirit of iniquity.

The film, Desire, is being billed as “an erotic thriller,” and apparently displays scenes of a child masturbating and experiencing an orgasm.

The film’s director, Diego Kaplan (yes, Kaplan is “Jewish”) defended the film by claiming that the child’s mother was on the set during the filming of the scene, and that the child had no idea the scene was a masturbation scene.

“Of course this scene was filmed using a trick, which was that the girls were copying a cowboy scene from a film by John Ford. The girls never understood what they were doing, they were just copying what they were seeing on the screen.

 

No adult interacted with the girls, other than the child acting coach. Everything was done under the careful surveillance of the girls’ mothers.

 

…Everything works inside the spectators’ heads, and how you think this scene was filmed will depend on your level of depravity.”

Ah, yes.  What a trick.  The film’s director is essentially saying if you watch a scene in a TV movie of a child masturbating and having an orgasm, and you don’t like what you see, then it’s because you’re depraved, not the film or the film director.

Of course, Kaplan cleverly fails to address the real issue, which is that film directors like him are using cinema to normalize child sex.  “Hey, look,” he’s basically saying, “children have orgasms too!”

The ultimate goal, of course, is the normalization of pedophilia.  And it’s all being done through a process of gradualism, utilizing film, plus government schools teaching “sex education” and “gender diversity” to children from the kindergarten level onward.

Thank God some Christians are standing up against it.  But again, this is quite representative of the world we now live in.  Christians are labeled as “depraved” for fighting against such perversion.  And the people who are instituting such perversion are essentially portrayed as “heroes” fighting against unjust censorship. And thus the existing moral order is being overthrown.

According to the above news article, a “national initiative with more than 20 chapters across the country” is now putting on what’s being called “Drag Queen Story Hours” in libraries nationwide.  You’ve probably seen examples of this in the news in recent months, as it’s now happening across the nation.

The “Drag Queen Story Hour” is advertised as an event that “captures the imagination and play of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive and diverse role models.” As an example, “Last summer the Boston Public Library allowed drag queens dressed as Catholic nuns, called the ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,’ to read to kids.”

Princeton professor Robert P. George believes the story hours are dangerous, stating:

The group in question, the so-called Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, is sending a message that they have the power to enter into the public domain, a publicly funded institution, I believe, not a private one, and to essentially hold a catechism class for this new religion that they’ve created, a religion of hedonism, of self-indulgence, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, say a religion of licentiousness.”

Of course, the good professor is absolutely right.  What’s happening, as I’ve repeatedly stated, is that the western Christian moral order is gradually but decidedly being overthrown right before your eyes, and is being replaced by a new Satanic order.  And your kids are a primary target.

Last week it was announced that the United States Supreme Court overruled the state of Colorado, claiming that the state went too far in persecuting the Christian baker, Jack Phillips, who, citing his religious convictions, had refused to bake and decorate a wedding cake celebrating a “gay marriage.”

The state of Colorado, however, has now thumbed its nose at the U.S. Supreme Court, and has begun persecuting Jack Phillips once again — this time for refusing to bake a cake to celebrate a “gender transition.”

As Phillips recently explained:

The Bible teaches that God made male and female, and I believe that we don’t get to choose that, and we don’t get to change that, and the government shouldn’t be able to compel me to celebrate somebody who is trying to do that – celebrate that by creating a cake for this occasion.

Interestingly, the order for the “gender transition” cake came on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Phillips’ original case.  In other words, this is a purposeful ongoing campaign of harassment and persecution to make an example out of Phillips to the rest of the world, i.e., “If you don’t cast aside your religious beliefs and comply, we’ll continue to persecute you to the end of your days.”

Yes, even if the Supreme Court rules in your favor, the harassment and persecution continues unabated. Such is the state of the world we now live in.

Eugene Lang College, located in lower Manhattan, will now be teaching a course called “Queer Ecologies,” for students who wish to “disrupt prevailing heterosexist discursive and institutional articulations of sexuality and nature.”

In other words, the course disputes the idea that heterosexual sex is the societal norm, and proclaims that all forms of sex are “normal.”

According to the course description, students will be taught to “reimagine evolutionary processes, ecological interactions, and environmental politics in light of queer theory” by drawing from research in fields such as feminist science studies and environmental justice.

During an interview with Campus Reform, course leader Davis explained that queer ecologies is an “interdisciplinary field that examines the relationship between sexuality and nature, thinking beyond the boundaries of assuming that heterosexuality is the norm or standard.”

I hate to sound repetitive, but as you can see from the news articles we’ve examined so far, churches, colleges, libraries, films and legal institutions are now all being utilized to overthrow the existing western Christian moral order, and substitute the Satanic order in its place.

In the old Soviet Union, if you disagreed with the communist system, you were sent to “re-education camps,” in which communist principles were drilled into you head until you either accepted them or were sent to the Gulags to work as a slave and die.

Today, Minnesota State University student leaders are being forced to attend 90-minute workshops on “Social justice and diversity,” after which they’ll “be able to define core diversity and social justice concepts, including privilege, oppression, and microaggression,” as well as “recognize areas where they have privilege and how this shapes their experiences and interactions.”

The first training, “Social Justice 101,” will focus on “core concepts of critical social justice, including identity, privilege and oppression, intersectionality, and microaggressions, while the second training will tackle “racism, sexism, and LGBTQ issues.”

The article goes on to say that the “Social Justice 101” courses are designed to be so emotional that college counselors will be on hand to help affected students through the ordeal.

In other words, the colleges of this nation are now becoming the “re-education camps” of old, inculcating students with “social justice” principles designed to take the place of the traditional western Christian moral values and principles which made this nation great in the first place.

What the Soviet Union experienced during the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, the United States of America is now starting to experience today.

According to the news article at the above link, Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as “diverse,” complying with a ruling from the country’s highest court.’

In November, the Federal Constitutional Court decided that people must be allowed to be entered in records as neither male nor female, ordering authorities either to create a third identity or scrap gender entries altogether.

Don’t miss that:  This is a German Federal Constitutional Court ruling which states, essentially, that there are no genders and that German political and social institutions must now comply with that “reality.”

Likewise, in neighboring Austria, the Constitutional Court ruled in June that authorities there must allow people to be entered in official records as something other than male or female if they so wish.

Yep, folks, the world is going absolutely stark, raving mad.  Bonkers.  And cuckoo for the coco-poofs.  The existing western Christian moral order is being overthrown.  And the new Satanic order is gradually being ushered in, worldwide.

According to the news article at the link above, the World Health Organization will no longer classify people who identify as transgender as having a mental disorder.

The announcement comes ahead of the release of the organization’s International Classification of Diseases in its 11th edition. Previously, “gender incongruence” was placed in the mental health chapter of the WHO’s classification document.

But the United Nations health agency now claims there’s “clear” evidence that being transgender “is not a mental disorder, and indeed classifying it in this can cause enormous stigma for people who are transgender.”

Yep. Telling the people the truth might stigmatize them.  So we now must tell them lies, instead.  “Don’t worry, dear, you’re just fine.  You’re the very picture of mental and emotional health and well-being.  We’ll just cut your weenie off and give you some hormones, and you can be a girl!”

Meanwhile, as noted by The Daily Wire, “the World Health Organization decided to classify excessive video game playing as a mental health disorder.” In other words, mental disorders such as transgenderism are now being re-classified as “normal,” while playing video games is being classified as a potential mental health threat.

As the Scripture states in Isaiah 29:16, “Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

Our heavenly Father is not happy with this “turning of things upside down.”  But the existing western Christian moral order is indeed being turned upside down.  And it’s gradually being replaced by the new Satanic order, so that it will be ready for Satan when he and his fallen angels get kicked out of heaven to this earth, and he arrives to Jerusalem in his role as the global false messiah who “loves” everyone.

And what does our Father’s Word say about this, to Christians?  It says:

Rev 2:25  But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

 

Rev 2:26  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

 

Rev 2:27  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

 

Rev 2:28  And I will give him the morning star.

 

Rev 2:29  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

We’re to “hold fast” to the very clear principles of God’s Word, and keep [i.e., preserve] the works of Jesus until the end.

If we do so, He’ll grant us “power over the nations” during the Millennium teaching period, so we can teach the multitudes of God’s wayward children the difference between the holy and the profane, and the clean from the unclean.  As it’s written:

Eze 44:23  And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

And if they won’t accept the teaching, they’ll ultimately be “broken to shivers” by Christ Jesus, meaning they’ll be judged and done away with in the lake of fire.

To learn more about why transgenderism is suddenly becoming so all-pervasive, see my extensively documented study, Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement.

ESPN magazine has announced it will be featuring a photo of two stark-naked lesbian athletes on the cover of their 10th anniversary issue.  ESPN refers to the naked women as a “Lesbian ‘Power Couple.'”

I don’t recall ESPN magazine ever featuring Christian athletes on their covers, and showing them going to church or praying together, and referring to them as “Christian Power Players.”  There have been no photos of Tim Tebow on his knees, praising the Lord for his God-given skills after a good play. But hey, maybe that’s not as eye-grabbing as a couple of naked lesbians.

If you’re wondering why all of this gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other strange nonsense is being given such a predominate focus in all forms of media over the past few years, it’s because, as I’ve repeatedly stated, the Christian moral order is being overthrown right before your eyes, and it’s being replaced by the Satanic “moral” order.

Of course, the lesbian gals being featured on the cover of ESPN magazine might be a “Lesbian Power Couple” in this flesh age. But after the time of the great white throne judgment of Revelation 20:11-15, short of repentance, they’ll be cinders and ashes.  So they’d better enjoy their notoriety now, because after the judgment no one will even remember their names.

I’ve reported on this in the past.  But now the Episcopal Church is actively debating on whether or not to take the gender terminology out of their “Book of Common Prayer” in order to make the point that “God is not male, and doesn’t have gender.”

Though Christ Jesus Himself taught His disciples to pray “Our Father, who art in heaven,” the new breed of church leaders dare to overrule Christ and claim you can’t assign a gender to God.

As long as ‘men’ and ‘God’ are in the same category, our work toward equality will just be incomplete,” the Rev. Wil Gafney, a professor of the Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Texas told the paper.

The above-linked article goes on to say, “Besides adding gender-neutral language concerning God, some Episcopal church advocates also want other revisions including adding same-sex marriage ceremonies to the liturgy, (since the church has been performing homosexual weddings for years) and even adding a ceremony to celebrate a transgender person’s adoption of a new name.”

Again, folks, you’re witnessing with your own eyes the ongoing overthrow of the western Christian moral order, and its replacement with a decidedly Satanic order under the umbrella of “big tent” Christianity.

Delegates from a conference of Anglicans from around the world, known as the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), have released an open letter condemning western churches for failing to obey the Bible.  The group also commits itself to “defend the gospel against threats from without and within,” and calls upon western churches to do so as well.  They wrote:

Secularism seeks to exclude God from all public discourse and to dismantle the Christian heritage of many nations. This has been most obvious in the redefinition of what it means to be human, especially in the areas of gender, sexuality and marriage.

The above news article begins by stating what should be obvious to any faithful Christian today, “The face of the church around the world is changing… literally.”  And this ongoing change is the direct result of “an ongoing battle between today’s culture and traditional Christianity.”

What’s fascinating is that Christian churches operating outside of the western nations — especially those throughout the Middle East to Africa — are decidedly aghast at these wicked changes taking place within western churches, and are calling for the churches of the western Christian nations to repent, reject the changes and “come back to the traditional teachings of Jesus and the Bible.”

We must return to being faithful to Jesus despite what the culture is telling us,” says Archbishop Nicholas Okoh from Nigeria, who has called on the Archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of the Anglican Church, to repent of the same-sex weddings being conducted in the western churches.

My thoughts:  What a very sad commentary it is that the western Christian churches are in such need of being admonished to repent by relatively newer Christian churches in the Middle East and Africa which seek to maintain the Bible’s traditional and fundamental moral teachings.

The western Christian churches once brought the Gospel message to the whole world.  Now, cultures we originally brought the Gospel message to have to remind us to how live as faithful and moral Christians.

Again, the western Christian moral order is being overthrown, in order to usher in a new and decidedly Satanic order.  Thankfully, as the article above points out, some churches worldwide are fighting back.

Netflix has apparently decided to pick up for a fourth season the TV show “Lucifer,” in which the idea that Satan can be redeemed by God for performing good acts on earth is routinely touted.

According to the above article, some Christian fans of the show claim that [The show is] about redemption. If the devil can be redeemed, then there’s hope for the rest of us sad sacks of human flesh.”

The article goes on to point out, “While some would like us to believe that the show is just harmless fiction, and will not affect how anyone sees the devil, such quotations prove that the show is influencing a number of professing Christians, who are in fact repeating the ridiculous lies taught through narratives in the show, i.e., that Satan has been or can be redeemed!”

Of course, for Christians to believe that Satan can be redeemed by good works demonstrates a decided lack of Biblical understanding.  To answer the question “can Lucifer be redeemed?” here are the Scriptures these so-called “Christians’ are apparently missing out on:

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

 

Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

 

Rev 20:9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

 

Rev 20:10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

There will be no mercy for Satan.  He had his chance to repent in the first age, but instead chose to turn against God and lead one-third of God’s children against God’s throne (Revelation 12:4).

The actual point of the Lucifer TV show is not about the so-called “power of redemption.” That’s a red herring designed to justify the content of the show.  Instead, the show is about the mixing of good and evil, which is one of Satan’s primary tactics of bringing about fundamental societal change.

To understand how Satan and his children the Kenites pull it off through TV shows like “Lucifer,” see my Bible study, Knowing Good and Evil: Satan’s Occult, Alchemical “Great Work”.

And for idiot Christians who watch this show, know that your support of such an abomination to God is noted, and will be duly dealt with, at Christ’s second advent.

According to the news article at the above link, “The country’s ruling Communist party sees Christianity as a ‘Western threat’ and wants to eradicate all traces of the faith from China,” now going so far as to ban children from visiting churches.

The article goes on to say that for the Chinese communist government, China’s Christian community has long been a source of embarrassment, resulting in bans on the Bible and on public displays of the cross.

Church leadership is also required to request approval from the Communist party and even church teachings must now be in line with party ideals.

Chinese President Xi insists that “Chinese characteristics” must be incorporated into all activities, beliefs and traditions; chief among them being unwavering loyalty to the Communist party.

In April, China’s religious affairs department published an article saying that churches must endorse the party’s leadership as part of “Sinicization” (i.e., the substitution of Chinese secular morals for Bible-based principles). The article stated: “Only Sinicized churches can obtain God’s love.

In other words, Chinese Christians are being told, “Conform your churches to Chinese communism, or risk losing God’s love.”

Amazing.  But it’s no less amazing than what’s happening here in the U.S. and other western Christian nations, in which individual Christians as well as various churches are being pressured to open their arms to perversion and other forms of wicked behavior, or be persecuted by society and government for failing to do so.

Yes, while thousands of Arab Christians are being slaughtered for their faith throughout the Middle East, none of them are being allowed into the western Christian nations as “refugees.”  Only Muslim “refugees” are being allowed to come into the “Christian” west.

And that’s because “helping the oppressed” is not, and never has been the goal of foreign immigration in the final days of this flesh earth age.

Instead, the goal has been to replace the existing western Christian order with a new, hybrid (dis)order in which western Christianity is mixed with foreign cultures and religions to the point it’s debased beyond all recognition.

Is it any wonder that St. John, when given a vision of the end days, wrote, in Revelation 17:4-6:

Rev 17:4  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

 

Rev 17:5  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

 

Rev 17:6  And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration [i.e., astonishment].

The “woman” in verse 4 above refers to Christianity.  St. John was astonished to see in his vision of the end days what had happened to Christianity .  It had been transformed into the scarlet red whore of Revelation 17:4, which the occultists refer to (and hold in high esteem as) the “woman in red.”

And what is this “woman in red”?  It’s representative of the whorish Judas church that apostatizes from the Lord and His Word in the final days of this flesh earth age order to become accepted by the world itself, i.e., “big tent Christianity” with no borders, no boundaries and no underlying Christian moral foundation left.

What’s truly sad is that when Satan arrives, his little kingdom will be virtually set up, running full speed, and ready for him to rule over.  I take no pleasure in pointing out that you’re watching it happen, even today, right before your eyes.

Small Sampling

Again, the above news articles are just a small sampling of the news that we’ve seen over the past 30 days alone demonstrating that the overthrow of the western Christian moral order is in full swing.  As it’s written, so it’s coming to pass:

2Ti 3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

 

2Ti 3:2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

 

2Ti 3:3  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

 

2Ti 3:4  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

 

2Ti 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

And so it now is.  But will Christians have the faith to do as the Scripture admonishes, and stand firm in the Gospel message against such apostacy?

The Good News

Here’s the good news, in the face of all of this bad news:

Christ stated in Matthew 16:18, “…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” 

In other words, the powers-that-be can try all they want to overthrow Christianity and replace it with the new “moral order.”  But Jesus Christ empowers God’s faithful elect to understand the truth, and to stick with it through thick and thin, meaning through every form of deceptive treachery and persecution that can be thrown at them.

The question is, are you willing to take the firm and faithful stand necessary? As it’s further written to God’s faithful elect:

Rev 3:10  Because thou hast kept [i.e., preserved] the word of my patience, I also will keep [i.e., preserve] thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

 

Rev 3:11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

 

Rev 3:12  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

 

Rev 3:13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

If you can hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches, then buckle up and get ready to take your stand.  “Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”

The time of Jacob’s troubles, also known as the great tribulation, is fast approaching. What you’ve read above are merely precursors to it — the “warm up act” so to speak.  And there are thousands of these anti-Christian events happening at once, all around the world, but particularly in the western Christian nations.

And it’s only going to get worse.  The key is to know your heavenly Father’s Word, and to stick with it no matter what the cost.

As I pointed out in my study, Taking and Holding Ground:  a Gospel Message, God expects His faithful servants to understand that He has already conquered these encroachments against Christianity when He rose from the dead and returned to the heavens in victory, making an “open shew” of the enemy powers of the heavens.  As it’s written:

Col 2:15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

He also wants us to understand that our job on this earth in the final days of this flesh earth age is to “hold fast” to that which we have (i.e., the true Gospel message) and continue to carry it forth boldly and without fear until His second advent, at which point He’ll bring His victory over the powers of the heavens to this earth (Rev. 19:11-21), and ultimately institute His eternal kingdom on earth.

And that’s what it’s all about, folks.  Our old enemy, Satan, “knoweth he hath but a short time” and is using his little workers on this earth to bring forth his wrath against Christ and Christianity.  You’re watching it happen now.

Soon, that old enemy of ours, and his fallen angels, will be here on this earth, to pull off their final deception.  And then it will be over.  Until then, as it’s written:

Php 1:27  Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

 

Php 1:28  And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

 

Php 1:29  For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 

 

Php 1:30  Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Yes, it’s going to be a rough ride for those who stand fast in the Gospel of Christ and refuse to cave in to the emerging Satanic order.  But afterwards, it’s going to be an even rougher ride for those who have come against you.  They’ll be shivering in their boots.  As it’s written:

Isa 2:19  And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

So take heart and understand that this is what we came to this earth for in the first place.  All four parts of God’s Plan to save His children must be finished before the end can come.  And we as faithful Christians have a role in all four parts.  So let us be about our Father’s business, “redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16).

It’s not enough to merely believe.  As James 2:19 tells us, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”

Yes, even the devils believe in Christ.  It’s the works of faith on your part that separate you from the devils (James 2:20-26). So stand up for your faith in the midst of this growing apostasy, and make it known.   Let them see what a Christ-man truly is.  Make a difference.  It’s precisely what you’re here for.

Regards in Christ,
Steve Barwick

 

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Kabbalah Wizards and Christian Zionists Trying to Build a Third Temple

Kabbalah Wizards and Christian Zionists Trying to Build a Third Temple
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUc9GefmjTY&feature=youtu.be

It’s important to note that Rick Wiles, pictured above from the video teaching we’ll be discussing in this commentary, formerly worked for Christian Broadcasting Network as well as Trinity Broadcasting Network, the two top evangelical Christian broadcasting networks.

But he says he no longer has anything to do with the major Christian broadcasters due to their all-too-close associations with what he correctly calls the “Kabbalah Wizards” of Jerusalem.

In other words, he’s found that many of the big-name Christian leaders are so wrapped up with Zionist Jews who take their teachings from the mystical book of the Kabbalah (which teaches Jewish ritual magick and mysticism), and the Talmud (which teaches that Jesus is boiling in hell in hot excrement), that these “Christian” evangelical leaders are virtually more “Jew” than they are Christian.

As he puts it, “What we’re talking about today is a Satanic marriage between Kabbalah wizards and American evangelical pastors, Bible prophesy teachers, and ministry leaders.”

Rick goes on to comment that this “Satanic marriage” between Christian leaders and Kabbalists constitutes “fellowship with the devil.”

Blaspheming the Lord

In the 49-minute video at the link above, Rick discusses the very serious heresy (and blasphemy) involved in supporting the efforts of Zionist Jews to have a “Third Temple” built in Jerusalem.

He and his guests rightly point out that Christian support for a so-called “Third Temple” is one of the ultimate blasphemies, because it negates Jesus Christ as THE Living Temple of God, and it negates Christians as the “living stones” that make up that temple, which is also known as the many-membered body of Christ.

In other words, for evangelical Christian leaders to believe in the need for a “Third Temple,” they have to reject the New Testament which teaches us that faithful Christians already are that temple, in Christ.

(You might recall that several years ago I pointed out this very same thing in my short study Animal Sacrifice on the Temple Mount, and documented all of the Bible verses to demonstrate it.)

Kabbalah Wizardry:  “Voodoo that Jews Do”

As an aside, Rick, when asked what “Kabbalah” is, explains that “Simply put, Kabbalah is the voodoo that Jews do.”

In other words, the Kabbalah is basically a book of Jewish mysticism, magick spells, enchantments, man-made numerology and other esoteric and occult practices that the orthodox rabbis use in the course of their daily lives.

I’m talking about things like swinging chickens over their heads for the forgiveness of their sins (yes, they really do such a thing; see here, here, and here).

And he explains further that those who follow and practice the Kabbalah are in essence practicing the very wizardry, divination and witchcraft that the Bible tells us to avoid at all costs. (See Leviticus 20:27; Deuteronomy 18:10-12; Leviticus 19:31; Leviticus 20:6; I Sam. 28:3; II Chronicles 33:6; Isaiah 8:19.)

The Trump Connection:  Scheming With Christian Leaders to Build the “Third Temple”

Rick goes on to reveal how these “Kabbalah wizards” in Israel are scheming with American evangelical church leaders to use President Donald Trump to pave the way for the building of a so-called “Third Temple.”

In the video he shows example after example of the sensationalistic claims and “prophesies” being made by the “Kabbalah wizards” in Jerusalem, in regards to Trump being some kind of “man sent from God to help Israel rebuild the Third Temple.”

He also names many of the modern Christian evangelic leaders that have tied themselves to these “Kabbalah wizards,” and who, like them, seek the building of a “Third Temple” in Jerusalem in order to “hasten the arrival of the Messiah.”

And he explains why this is such a serious blasphemy that he can no longer have anything to do with such “Christian” leaders.  Indeed, he says he’ll no longer allow these Christian leaders on his broadcasts, neither will have any kind of fellowship with them.

As It’s Written

Of course, Rick is absolutely right.  As the Scripture tells us:

Eph 5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

And as St. Paul would later state, specifically regarding the propensity of early Christians to continue in fellowship with the Jewish religious leaders who had rejected Christ:

2Co 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

 

2Co 6:15  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

 

2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

 

2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

God won’t receive you into His eternal family household if you’re acting in concert with, and supporting, the Christ-hating Jews.

The Sin of Achan

In God’s eyes, it’s the equivalent of touching “the unclean thing,” which refers to the sin of Achan in Joshua chapter 7, and is a Hebraism for committing gross idolatry.

As you might remember, Achan, a Judahite, hid a Baal priest’s robe and other forbidden idolatrous items in his tent.

And because of it, God wouldn’t allow Israel to prevail in battle against the Amorites until the “accursed thing” was removed from the camp, and Achan was put to death for harboring it.

That’s how seriously God takes our religious affiliation and participation with those who hate Christ.  He despises it as much as He despises the idolatry of Achan, because such ties always lead to idolatry.

Perhaps that’s why we see so many news articles now about Christianity being in decline, with commentators routinely speaking of “post-Christian America.”

In other words, God won’t bless Christianity, because, like Achan of old, Christianity has strayed so far from God and His Word — even straying directly into the camp of the Christ-hating Kabbalist Jews and embracing their blasphemous “Third Temple” mania.

You Can’t Have Two Temples and Still Be “Christian”

Again, it’s we, as Christians, who make up the temple of God.  Not some brick and mortar building in Jerusalem, or anywhere else for that matter.

The temple of God is composed of living people who love the Lord and who serve Him faithfully.  And if we don’t believe that..if we believe instead that a mere building is the temple of these end days…then we can’t really call ourselves Christian, can we?

As Christ stated in John 2:19, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

And He did exactly that.  He rose from the dead three days after His death, and the building of the temple known as the many-membered body of Christ began at that point and has been carried on from that point forward.

It’s a temple composed of “lively stones” (I Peter 2:5) which means “living stones,” which in turn means it’s composed of you and me and all other faithful Christians.  We’re the bricks that make up the temple walls — the temple of God in Jesus Christ.

And that means Christian support for the building a so-called “Third Temple” in Jerusalem is a blatant rejection of Jesus Christ as our temple head and of faithful Christians as the temple body.

In short, it’s a rejection of God’s Word.  And therefore, it’s no wonder Christianity in America is now in such a steep decline.

Bizarre Religious Alliance

Rick Wiles goes on to state that the alliance between Israeli Kabbalah wizards and American church leaders is a “bizarre religious alliance” that ultimately results in “a weird marriage with Satanic Kabbalah mystics.”  He says:

“I don’t know how anybody can ignore the bizarre religious alliance between Israeli Kabbalah wizards and American evangelical church leaders. 

 

Apostate American evangelicals are in a weird marriage with Satanic Kabbalah mystics in Israel. 

 

On top of it, both are claiming that President Trump’s name is identified in Bible prophesy through numerology.

 

It’s one of the most bizarre things I’ve witnessed in my over 40 years of walking with Jesus Christ.” 

Third Temple Mania

Rick goes on to state:

“President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy [to Jerusalem] set off a new wave of Third Temple mania among American Christian Zionists.

 

In their quest to make John Nelson Darby’s flawed prophesy predictions come true, the building of a Third Temple is now their next big goal to accomplish. 

 

We have plenty of evidence today to back our claims that Kabbalah wizards are working with American Christian Zionists to use President Trump to build a Third Temple in Jerusalem.

 

Even more shocking, the Kabbalah wizards, and American Christian Zionists, are saying that President Trump’s name is associated with the coming of the Messiah.”

He then goes on to show news article after news article demonstrating that Jewish Kabbalah practitioners are proclaiming that President Trump has been “divinely sent to being the Messianic process.”

But “divinely sent” by who?  After all, the god of the Kabbalah wizards is not Jesus Christ.  They openly reject Jesus.  Instead, their god is Satan himself.

Eating at the Antichrist’s Table

I’ve said it before.  And I’ll say it again:  If you want to take your teachings from Christ-hating Jews, then fine.  Go right ahead.

But don’t expect God to bless you for it, because He considers it one of the worst forms of blasphemy.

You’re eating, symbolically, at the table of the antichrist when you do such a thing.  And in so doing you’re rejecting — however unwittingly — the communion table of Christ, which is the communion of a single body, not some hybrid so-called “Judeo-Christian” body.

After all, you can’t be both “Judeo” (i.e., a rejecter of Christ) and “Christian” (i.e., a faithful embracer of Christ) at the same time.  It just won’t fly.  It’s double-minded.

In supporting the building of a so-called “Third Temple,” Christians are essentially allowing the Kabbalists to cast their sensationalistic and deceptive spell over them by falling for their fake “prophesies” and predictions that emanate not from the Word of God, but from their esoteric interpretations of the Kabbalah and the Talmud.

Heartening to See

To be very frank with you, until yesterday I’d never heard of Rick Wiles.

But I can tell you that, for me, it’s very heartening to see an American Christian leader who has worked for decades with the big evangelical broadcasters come out from the deception and begin to teach so boldly and decisively against it.

That’s why I urge you to listen to the video at the link above.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised, as well, to see mainstream evangelical Christians coming out of the deception and boldly urging their fellow Christian evangelical leaders to do the same.

Frankly, it’s long overdue.

This commentary, by the way, is not an endorsement of Rick Wiles.  I simply haven’t had time to listen to his other teachings in order to draw any kind of conclusion as to the veracity of his teachings.

Even in the 49-minute video I’ve linked to at the top of this page, he has stated a few minor things I disagree with.

But as the old saying goes, we can disagree without being disagreeable.  And we must always remember that everyone comes to the truth in fits and starts, meaning, it takes time to grasp, in its fullness, the wickedness going on in this world today, because you’re having to “see” through so much deeply entrenched deception.

Rick Wiles appears to be seeing through the deception that most Christians today have fallen for.  And for that I applaud his bravery in reporting on what he’s seeing.

For further information on this topic, see my previous commentaries below:

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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The War Against Alex Jones

I’m not a big fan of Alex Jones. But I’ll defend his right to free speech any day.

So when in the short space of two days the man is banned from YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, Apple, Google and even from sending emails to his audience of millions through MailChimp, then you know there’s a concerted and coordinated effort going on to deny him his right to free speech.

The Original Premise of Social Media

The original premise of social media was to vastly enlarge the marketplace of ideas, and give voice to those who had no traditional media platforms like newspapers, magazines or TV through which to express their views.

But it was a trap. A massive trap.

Now that everyone is absolutely addicted to social media, its true purpose comes looming through: Censorship of conservative, Christian, pro-liberty and America-first ideals, under the guise of “stopping hate.”

Of course, “hate” is basically defined as anything the politically correct “social justice warrior” crowd dislikes. If they have “feelings” against it, they want it banned.

So just about any words that come forth from you through social media can be interpreted as “hate” if they’re in opposition to the new morality.  And that so-called “hate” can now get you cut off from the rest of the world.

High Profile Example

Folks, as Jon Rappoport points out in the articles below, Alex Jones is just being used as an high-profile example.

He’s being crucified as a “hater” to demonstrate to the rest of us that we’d better get in line with the new politically correct morality, or be marginalized, demonized and destroyed.

If you’d like to read what Jon Rappoport has to say, here are the links to his three-part series on Alex Jones:

The War Against Alex Jones, Part 1
The War Against Alex Jones, Part 2
The War Against Alex Jones, Part 3

You might not like some of what an individual like Alex Jones says. You might find him too bombastic. Too alarmist.  Maybe too theatrical.

But you’d better defend his right to say what he believes, because next YOUR right (and MINE) to say what we believe will be under fire.

The Real Reason for the Censorship

Several years ago someone filmed former National Security Adviser and globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski complaining before an audience of globalist elite that just as the powers-that-be had reached the point where they felt they could implement one-world global control, they’d run into a roadblock called “social engagement” (i.e., social media-driven education of the masses) resulting in a massive and unprecedented “global awakening.”

He warned his audience of global elitists that worldwide people were becoming more and more aware of what’s really going on in the world, behind-the-scenes, and that the resistance against one-world control by the globalist elite was building to the point he felt their plans world control were being severely threatened.

That should give you the background you need in order to understand why someone like Alex Jones, and many others now, are now suddenly being denied public platforms from which to reach the awakening public.

And that should also give you the background you need n order to understand why social media has suddenly reversed course and shifted from being a platform to increase public discourse, boost free speech and enlarge the marketplace of ideas, to one in which “free speech” is being restricted to the point that only the views of the “progressive” politically correct crowd are being allowed.

The powers-that-be simply want complete control. And they’re determined not to allow the general public to become so educated to what’s going on behind-the-scenes that they stand up and revolt en masse against it.

Today it’s Alex Jones whose views are being censored.  Tomorrow it could be you, me, or your favorite preacher who refuses to cave in to political correctness and instead teaches boldly and without fear or favor to anyone.

Think about that.  Let it really sink in, because the censorship of conservative, Christian and patriotic voices is in full-swing, and it’s only going to grow worse.  And much faster than you might think.

The Prophet Jeremiah

In Old Testament times, when God sent the prophet Jeremiah to prophesy before His people in Jerusalem, telling them to repent or face the wrath of God through the Babylonian army, the powers-that-be in both the political and religious spheres ridiculed him, marginalized him and demonized him as a traitor to both God and country.

And when the powers-that-be saw they couldn’t stop Jeremiah from preaching the truth, they threw him into a deep, muddy well, and let him sink up to his armpits in the mire in order to cut off his voice from the outside world.  (See Jeremiah chapter 38.)

If it weren’t for Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, who bravely went to the king of Judah in private and begged for Jeremiah’s life, and subsequently rescued Jeremiah from that well, the prophet Jeremiah may well have starved to death.

Today, the powers-that-be don’t need to throw you into a well to shut you up.  They can simply flip a switch and cut you off from all contact with the outside world.  No Facebook.  No YouTube.  No social media channels at all.  No websites.  No email.

Just like they’ve done to Alex Jones and countless other conservative voices.  Just like they’re doing to gun manufacturers.  Just like they’re doing to sellers of “forbidden” nutritional supplements.  Just like they’re doing to certain Christian ministries that speak the truth rather than teach empty church tradition.

After all, the progressives and “social justice warriors” want only their voices to be heard, just as the wicked Judahites of Jerusalem wanted only the voices of their false prophets heard.

What can we do?  We can be more like Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, and raise our voices against this travesty while it’s still not too late to put a stop to it.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Why Are Russia and Eastern Europe Now More Christian than the West?

It’s extremely sad that the last bastions of traditional Christianity and Biblical morality are found in Russia and Eastern Europe, and no longer in the western Christian nations.

Indeed, as this news article about Elton John blasting Russia for refusing to cave in to the global homosexual agenda typifies, the west is quite literally working to push its fascination with perversion and its embrace of wicked sexual behavior onto Russia and Eastern Europe where abominations such as homosexuality and transgenderism are still deeply frowned upon and are considered to be wicked and ungodly.

Basically, the “Christian” west is trying to force the “evil” Russians and East Europeans to “go gay.”

The “Christian” west was once the spiritual “breadbasket of the world.” We sent more missionaries to more countries carrying the Bread of Life (i.e., the Word of God) than any others.  As the Christian west, we quite literally, and collectively, considered our job to be fulfilling the Great Commission:

Mark 16:15:  Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Now, instead of working to fulfill the Great Commission, the west sends homosexual emissaries with high media profiles to world capitals in order to berate the only countries left that refuse to cave in to the homosexualization and perversion of the planet, and the overthrow of God’s natural order.

In the west, we consecrate homosexual priests in our churches, and conduct homosexual “marriage” ceremonies and congratulate ourselves for being so “open minded” — something no self-respecting and God-respecting eastern Orthodox church (such as those in Russia) would even contemplate participating in.

What’s more, Christian colleges in the west are being denied accreditation, out of fear they might teach something “harmful” to homosexuals.

Even within the British royalty, homosexual marriages are now being allowed to take place (see here).

Local libraries throughout the west are hosting programs featuring drag queens and drag kings “strutting their stuff” to young children in order to sexualize and pervert them at an early age.

Throughout the west, transgenders are being encouraged to become priests, in an effort to further debauch the bride of Christ, which is supposed to be the Christian church.

God is even being taught as a “he-she” in churches throughout the west.

The United Nations is demanding the western Christian nations push “LGBT” education on children starting in kindergarten, and western schools are complying.

Teen magazines in the west are teaching children “how to do anal sex the right way,” with glossy, full-color illustrations.

In short, the once-Christian west now normalizes and institutionalizes perversion, and then tells everyone else they’re at fault for not doing the same.

We tell the rest of the world they’re marching out of tune with the new morality.  We tell them they’re still clinging to the “old order” and refusing to embrace the new “humanitarian global order.”

Quite honestly, I never thought I’d see this take place in my day.  I thought I’d be long gone.

But the Scriptural prophesies must and will be fulfilled, and on God’s time-frame.  And the Biblical prophesies tell us that in the end, just before the Lord’s Second Advent, it will be once again like it was in Sodom and Gomorrah.  As it’s written:

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.

In the days of Lot, homosexuality and other forms of wickedness and perversion had been made as normal as eating and drinking, buying and selling, building and planting.

Perversion was considered to be ordinary and customary behavior — so much so that the people of Sodom even wanted to have homosexual sex with the angels who visited Lot and his family (Genesis 19:4-7).

And now, in the final days of this flesh age, the new “humanitarian order” is indeed enveloping the globe, just as it had enveloped Sodom and Gomorrah of old as examples to us of the disastrous end result.

Intense pressure is being brought upon Russia and other eastern Orthodox Christian nations to cave in and start “going along in order to get along.”

Communism?

We’re constantly told “communism” is what makes Russia our enemy.  Well, I’m not taking up for the Russians.  I don’t know that much about their political ideologies since the fall of the Berlin wall and the dismantling of the communist Soviet Union.

But I do know Russia and other eastern Orthodox Christian nations are being demonized and portrayed as our enemy today, not because they retain some kind of latent communist ideology, but instead, because they won’t play ball with the emerging New World Order and “go gay.”

In other words, they’re being demonized because, unlike the west, they’re still clinging to God’s natural order while we in the west are dismantling it and substituting a new humanistic order.  As it’s written of the first stage of one-worldism in Daniel chapter 7:

Dan 7:4  The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

Yes, the first stage of one-worldism is western Christianity being overthrown by Babylonianism, so global humanism can rule the day in what was once the western Christian nations.

We should be deeply ashamed of ourselves.  As a people, we should be repenting and turning back to the godliness that once helped make the Christian west great.

We can still do so individually.  We can refuse to allow such perversion into our personal lives.  And we can refuse to participate in or even remotely embrace or accept the collective normalization of perversion that’s taking place all around us.

We can stand our ground, as Christians, and work to maintain our Father’s Word in all things in our own lives.

Nevertheless, the Scriptures will be fulfilled.  And you can see it happening even now, because men’s hearts have been darkened by Satanic deception.

If you’d like to learn more about why God’s natural order is being overthrown and replaced with a new global order centered around perversion, see the Bible study Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement.

But if you haven’t done so already, I recommend first reading the Bible study, Knowing Good and Evil: Satan’s Occult, Alchemical “Great Work” in order to get the full background.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Freedom and Patriotism: What Is It, Really?


Earlier today, Brandon Ward of World Events and the Bible posted this excellent article from The Federalist on the real meaning of the Fourth of July and “patriotism.”  The article is quite excellent, especially the conclusion.

I’d disagree with the author’s implication that we still have the personal freedoms we used to. But the gist of the article is correct:

We have the many blessings we enjoy today largely because our Founding Fathers envisioned this country to be one of individual self-governance combined with strictly LIMITED federal government.

In other words, the “freedom” represented by the Fourth of July is not freedom from outside enemies, but instead, freedom from the tyranny of our own government.  It’s personal freedom from excessive government intervention into our lives.  It’s what I like to call rugged individualism dependent upon God, and not government, for His mercy, grace, guidance and blessings.

Do We Still Have Freedom?

To the extent we still have individual self-governance and very limited federal government interference in our lives, we still have the freedom our Founding Fathers fought and died for.  And we still have a country worth fighting and dying for if the necessity arose.

But to the extent that we’ve allowed the federal government to expand its reach beyond its strictly limited Constitutional mandate, we’ve lost a proportionate amount of our freedoms and liberties, and should be adamantly fighting to get them back.

Our Founding Father’s actually defined excessively over-arching federal government intervention into our lives as “tyranny.”  And yes, tyranny is precisely what we have today, compared to the government our Founding Fathers envisioned and gave us.

Don’t believe me?

Just go through any airline boarding process and tell me whether you feel “free” or not as the federal agents in uniform wand rape you, pick through all of your belongings with a fine-toothed comb, x-ray you, and even feel you up in your private parts.

Or, if you’re still not convinced our government has become a tyranny, try not paying your federal, state, county and local taxes, which eat up nearly 50% of all of your earnings.  Then you’ll see that we no longer have freedom (there wasn’t even an income tax until 1913) but instead, actual governmental tyranny in action.

Even our own homes are not truly ours, except we pay the government the annual “property taxes” (i.e., squatters rent) they’ve mandated.  Don’t pay the taxes, and they come take your home from you and cast you and your entire family out into the streets.  But don’t worry, you’ll probably then qualify for welfare “benefits.”

That’s the very definition of “tyranny,” beloved.

Growing Accustomed to Tyranny

Unfortunately, as a people, we’ve grown quite accustomed to over-arching government intervention into virtually all aspects of our lives.

The bottom line is that, as a people, we now actually confuse the tyranny of an all-powerful federal government (which doles out favors and entitlements to some while destroying the livelihoods of others) with the concept of “freedom.”

America is simply not the country it used to be, compared to the days of old. Not even close.

For example, I’ve documented over and over again in these pages, the tyrannical interference in our lives by today’s ever-growing federal, state and local governments, such as not even being able to let your kids set up a lemonade stand on the street corner without government “permits,” “license fees” and taxes.

Don’t get me wrong.  The country is still worth fighting and dying for, if the necessity arises.

Most of us just can’t even imagine having to do so, even as we celebrate the holiday representing the original principles of personal freedom and liberty our Founding Fathers fought and died for so we could have it as good as we do.

The Process Involved in the Loss of Freedom

And that’s our own fault.  We’ve had freedom.  But we’ve allowed the so-called “creature comforts” of life brought about by our long run of freedom from government tyranny to ruin us as a people. The Bible explains the process, basically, like this:

  • We go from abject slavery (caused by over-arching government tyranny) to immense personal freedom, all with God’s help and intervention.
  • The personal freedom, once achieved, opens up avenues of personal wealth creation.
  • Personal wealth creation gradually brings about creature comforts that, over the long course of time, make us lazy and easy-to-manipulate, and cause us to forget about God’s intervention in our lives and the many tribulations our forefathers had to go through in order to bring us the freedom from government tyranny in the first place.
  • Self-satisfaction, complacency and failure to fully understand and appreciate our past lead us gradually back into slavery as we forget about God and allow government to get stronger and stronger again, and demand it do more and more for us, not realizing that everything comes at a price, and the price of over-arching government is always a return to slavery.
  • All of which leads to us crying out to the very God we so cavalierly abandoned for the freedom from the government tyranny we ourselves lost.

You can read about this process in Deuteronomy 32.  It’s quite explicit, and well worth the read.

Meanwhile, have a wonderful Fourth of July holiday.

Just remember what it truly stands for, i.e., the freedom our forefathers fought and died for was personal freedom from government tyranny, which is to say, from excessive governmental intervention into our personal lives.

And a “patriot,” correctly defined, is one who loves and believes in personal freedom from the tyranny of our own government…enough to die for it if necessary.  Do you?

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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News and Current Events Week in Review 6-23-18

Fashion Icon Says Men Must Be “Liberated” from Masculinity with Satin and Corsets

So-called “fashion icon” John Galliano has set out to “redefine 21st century masculinity with corsets, sensual satins, and vinyl trousers” as a means of “liberating men” from the shackles of their masculine clothing.

He says his goal is to help “blur the lines between genders” and “release men from the straitjackets of suits and street wear.”

He further says men’s fashion rules are about to be “overturned like social taboos.”  As a means to this end he’s created a clothing line that “mixed gender-bending David Bowie looks from the 1970s with a more futuristic Japanese vibe.”

I’ve repeatedly written about the reason why this “blurring of the lines between genders” is happening on a global scale…what it has to do with Satan’s occult “magnum opus”…and why there will be no end to it until Christ comes.

To learn more about this topic, see the Bible study Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement

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Canadian Judge Recognizes Two Men in Polyamorous Relationship With Woman as Parents of Child

A Canadian judge has stated that two men who are in a sexual relationship with the same woman (who gave birth to a child last year) can both be on the child’s birth certificate as “parents.”

Check this out carefully:  The judge ruled that, “Society is continuously changing and family structures are changing along with it.  This must be recognized as a reality and not as a detriment to the best interests of the child.”

Yes, they are quite literally destroying the existing social and religious order, and replacing it with an “anything goes” global order.

To learn more, you might want to read the Bible study Knowing Good and Evil: Satan’s Occult, Alchemical “Great Work”.

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Frontrunner in Mexican Prez Campaign Calls For Mass Exodus To U.S.

The leading candidate in Mexico’s upcoming presidential elections has called on Mexican citizens to “flood the United States,” calling it a “human right.”

Candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said the people should flee Mexico to find a life in the United States,” and that “soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world.”

He further stated that his presidency will signal the start of Mexico’s “fourth revolution” — apparently a revolution against the United States of America.

This, beloved, is what’s known as an “invasion.”

Yes, it’s disguised as a “human rights” campaign.  But no one has the “rights” to another’s country, or to the fruits of another’s labor.  Nevertheless, that’s certainly what they’re after.  And the frontrunner in the Mexican presidential campaign has as much as openly admitted it.

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Poland Supreme Court Rules Against Print Shop Owner Who Declined to Create Homosexual Event Banner

The battle against Christians by homosexuals is now going world-wide. The powers-that-be are doing everything they can to make it just short of impossible for loyal Christians to practice their faith and follow their Father’s Word.

Indeed, we’re now in an era that will separate out those who truly believe in the Word of God from those who don’t…those who will actually stand up for Father’s Word versus those who simply don’t have the spine for it and will cave in, preferring to go-along in order to get-along.

The persecution against Christians is going to get worse and worse from this point forward, which is why Christ stated that to be considered one of His faithful servants, one must “Take up your cross and follow me.”

Christians fail to understand that while the churches have largely abandoned the conquest theology of Jesus Christ, as expressed in the Gospel message, the homosexuals are following a conquest theology of their own, and are winning the fight.

Until Christians pick that torch back up and seriously return to their “first love” (Rev. 2:4) — the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ — the losses are not only going to continue, but accelerate and accumulate.

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‘Coming War Between the Cross and the Crescent’

The Austrian government recently shut down seven mosques and deported 60 Imams “because they were being funded illegally by the Turkish government,” and because “photos from inside the mosques surfaced on the internet showing Turkish children being trained to be martyrs.”

Austria’s move against the mosques infuriated Turkey’s government, and President Erdogan warned of a “coming war between the cross and the crescent,” pointing out that millions of Turkish Muslims have taken up residence throughout Europe, including five million in Germany alone.

In other words, Turkey’s Erdogan is saying if we don’t allow the mosques located in Christian nations to be used to train up soldiers of Allah against our own Christian people and Christian faith, he’ll unleash the Muslims living among us.

But I’ve got news for you:  There’s already a war “between the cross and the crescent.”  It’s been going on for over a thousand years.  And the cross, at this point, is losing.  Not because Christ is lacking.  But because Christians are lacking.  And Christians are lacking in one very specific area, i.e., they’ve given up on the Great Commission, which is the taking and holding of ground in the name of Jesus Christ.

Learn more in the Bible study, Taking and Holding Ground:  a Gospel Message.

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Delegates of Anglican Conference: ‘We Must Defend the Gospel Against Threats From Without and Within’

This is one of the most heartening news articles I’ve read in a long while.

Apparently, delegates from a gathering of Anglicans from around the world, known as the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), have released an open letter committing to “defend the gospel against threats from without and within,” and calling upon others to do so as well.

This is something I’ve been praying for, and writing about, for a long time now.  The failure of modern Christians to carry out the Great Commission — the spread of the Gospel message to “every living creature” — has directly led to the

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Steve Barwick


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Was It Right for Trump to Wish Muslims ‘The Blessings of Ramadan’ at White House Iftar Dinner?

According to an article in Christian News, president Trump held an Iftar dinner at the White House for Muslim leaders, and wished them “Ramadan Mubarak,” which, roughly translated, means “the blessings of Ramadan” or “the happiness of Ramadan.”

Sounds innocuous, right?  But what sayeth our heavenly Father about these so-called “inter-faith” gatherings?  As it’s written:

Exodus 34:14-15  For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is jealous, is a jealous God; lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice.

You don’t see the leaders of Muslim countries holding special dinners of honor in their houses of leadership for CHRISTIAN leaders on our Christian holy days, do you?

If we’re truly becoming a “pluralistic” and “inter-faith” global society with respect and tolerance for all religions and religious views, why aren’t the other religions reciprocating?

A One Way Street…to Hell

You see, it’s a one-way street, beloved. Exactly as God warned it would be. And I’d add that it’s a one-way street straight to hell.

The bottom line is that we, as faithful Christians, are being expected to cast aside our Lord’s Word and bow down to the heathen religions, i.e., respect and honor the heathen for their alleged spiritual “achievements” and wish them blessings and happiness on their so-called “holy days.”

This, even though, to them, we’re the untouchable infidels whose beliefs are simply intolerable.  That’s why Christians are being beheaded for their faith throughout the Middle East, even as our president feasts with and wishes blessings and happiness upon their beheaders.

Don’t Even Invite Them Into Your House

Finally, and most importantly, our Lord’s Word says we’re not to so much as invite the non-believers into our house, nor wish them Godspeed in the works of their religion, lest we be considered by God to be a “partaker of their evil deeds.”  As it’s written:

2Jn 1:9  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

The Muslims do not abide (i.e., dwell) in the doctrine of Christ.  Therefore they do not have God.

Indeed, they have quite another doctrine that says our Lord and Savior was never hung on a cross, and that His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection were all faked.

Therefore, say the Muslims, the salvation supplied by Christ’s shed blood is not real.  Salvation, they claim, can only come through following the teachings of Allah through his prophet Muhammad.

In other words, they have a substitute Christ and a substitute salvation.

2Jn 1:10  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

If anyone who refuses to abide in the doctrine of Christ comes to you seeking religious reception into your house (including the White House, beloved), the Scripture warns you are to “receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.”

In the Greek manuscripts, the term “God speed” is translated from the Greek word chairō (i.e., Strong’s G-5463), which means cheer, happiness or well wishes.

You’re not to wish the heathen well in their religious works.  And why are we not to wish wellness and blessings upon the heathen believers in false religions?  Because it’s the same as wishing blessings upon them for blaspheming God.

2Jn 1:11  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

When you wish the enemies of Christ well, you become a sharer of their evil deeds, which is to say, you share in their guilt of rejecting Christ and placing a substitute vehicle of salvation in place of Christ’s shed blood.

What’s more, the word “partaker” in the verse above is translated from the Greek word koinoneo (i.e., Strong’s G-2841).  This is an extension of the root word koinōnia (i.e., Strong’s G-2842) which is translated “communion” in I Corinthians 10:16, in direct relation to Holy Communion.

In other words, in your heavenly Father’s eyes, even so much as inviting the heathen into your home for religious reasons, feasting with them and wishing them well, is like having holy communion with their god instead of with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Wake up, Christians. You don’t realize it. But you’re being had by your own leaders, who have not only sold out to the “inter-faith” religion nonsense, but have sold you out to your Lord’s enemies, as well.

If you truly understand that something is evil, and alien to your culture, as Trump proclaimed to understand about Islam while running for office, then you don’t host holy day feasts for them in your White House, and wish religious blessings upon them.

It’s a very simple rule:  If they don’t believe in Jesus, but offer a substitute salvation, don’t invite them in…don’t feast with them…don’t even wish them well.  Period.

And those are not my words, but instead, straight from the Holy Scriptures.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Christian Law School Denied Accreditation Over Potential “Harm” to Homosexuals

According to this news article, a private Christian law school in Canada has been denied accreditation because of its requirement that students agree to reserve sexual intimacy for marriage and keep marriage between a man and a woman.

While lower courts affirmed the right of the school to set their own policies in line with their religious beliefs, the case was continuously appealed and eventually went all of the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled the school’s “lifestyle covenant” to be “exclusionary,” and therefore could cause “harm” to homosexuals.

The Canadian Supreme Court justices wrote:

“‘The reality is that most LGBTQ individuals will be deterred from attending TWU’s proposed law school, and those who do attend will be at the risk of significant harm.’

 

Limits on religious freedom are often an unavoidable reality of a decision-maker’s pursuit of its statutory mandate in a multicultural and democratic society.

 

Religious freedom can be limited where an individual’s beliefs or practices harm or interfere with the rights of others,” they wrote.’”

And what was this great “interference” with the “rights” of homosexuals that the Canadian Supreme Court found in the school’s “lifestyle covenant” and ruled against?  The Christian law school’s allegedly controversial “lifestyle covenant” reads as follows:

According to the Bible, sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage between one man and one woman, and within that marriage bond it is God’s intention that it be enjoyed as a means for marital intimacy and procreation.

 

Honoring and upholding these principles, members of the TWU community strive for purity of thought and relationship, respectful modesty, personal responsibility for actions taken, and avoidance of contexts where temptation to compromise would be particularly strong.”

So now the Supreme Court of Canada has essentially ruled against religious freedom, chastity and Biblical marriage, in one fell swoop, and in preference to the “feelings” of homosexuals who might be “hurt” if they’re asked to live a moral life while attending a Christian school.

This is not a “one off” situation, beloved.  This is the trend of our times.  Churches will be next.  And there’s only one reason for it:

It’s designed to force Christian organizations to renounce their Bible-based policies and accept wickedness and immoral behavior as part of their very structure.

And the homosexuals and their ilk are not going to stop until they achieve exactly that.

What must Christians do?  It’s simple.  You have to make a decision.  You have to decide whether to cave in to the world and its debauchery, or stand in solidarity with God and His Word.

As the days go on, and the sand in the hour glass of time continues to run out, this is going to become a defining decision of your life.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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First Homosexual Royal Marriage Coming Up

In late May I wrote about 92-year old Queen Elizabeth naming Prince Charles as her official successor to the throne.

In that same article, I also wrote about the royal marriage between Prince Harry and American bi-racial actress Meghan Markle.

In that article I pointed out why both stories represented radical and even revolutionary changes in the character, operation and makeup of the Royal family.

Prince Charles, because he’s publicly claimed that upon taking the throne and becoming the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, he will not consider himself to be the “Defender of the Faith” as all British monarchs have pledged to be in the past, but instead, defender of the faiths (plural), meaning an advocate for all religions.

And Meghan Markle because, as a bi-racial woman who has married into the royal family, her marriage to Prince Harry is the first to openly break with the strictly Davidic nature of the royal lineage, introducing a gentile bloodline into the lineage for the first time since…well…since the time of David Himself.

Of those stories, I wrote:

“The bottom line is that the changes being made in regards to the character, makeup and operation of the Royal throne and the Royal family are signature benchmarks, in my view, that we’re getting closer than ever to the end…such changes would have been inconceivable even 20 years ago.”

Just When You Thought You’d Heard It All: A Royal “Gay Marriage”

Now, in another major break with thousands of years worth of royal family tradition, it’s been announced that the British Royals are about to celebrate a “gay marriage” in the family, as well.

Indeed, according to an article in the Daily News, “Lord Ivar Mountbatten, Queen Elizabeth’s third cousin once removed, is set to marry his [male] partner this summer in the private chapel on his country estate, marking the first gay marriage in the extended royal family’s history.

The news article goes on to say:

Ivar, 55, came out as gay in 2016, five years after finalizing his divorce from wife Penny.

 

He took his relationship with James Coyle public that same year after meeting at the Swiss ski resort village of Verbier.

 

‘All my good friends have accepted James. I basically told everyone, ‘I’ve found somebody – it’s a bloke,’ Ivan told the Daily Mail.

 

‘They just started laughing. Then they met James and one particular mate said, ‘If I was gay, I’d certainly go for him.’”

Another “First” in Royal History

People magazine also celebrated the announcement, exclaiming:

“It’s a first in royal history!  Lord Ivar Mountbatten, cousin to Queen Elizabeth, will wed James Coyle at a private chapel on his country estate in Devon this summer, marking the royal family’s first-ever gay marriage.”

To add to the royal lunacy, People magazine goes on to say that Lord Mountbatten’s ex-wife, Penny, will be the one to give him away during the wedding — “an idea she says their three daughters — Ella, 22, Alix, 20, and Luli, 15 — came up with.”

Lord Mountbatten continued by saying, “When I mentioned it to our eldest daughter, Ella, she said, ‘Oh Pap, it’s not a big deal. It’s so normal nowadays’.”

Okay, then.  The abnormal is now the normal.  Even among the Davidic Royal Family.  I knew it, of course, many years ago when Queen Elizabeth began handing out knighthoods to homosexuals and bisexuals like Elton John and Mick Jagger.  But now it appears to be “all styles served here” even within the royal family itself.

In essence, you’re witnessing the ongoing spiritual overthrow of the fleshly Royal Davidic line by “the god of this world,” which is Satan (2: Corinthians 4:4).

And thus we stand on the brink of change so radical and revolutionary it can only signal, in my opinion, the winding down of old order…the gradual ushering in of the new Satanic order…and finally, when it’s all complete, our Lord and Savior’s Second Advent, at which time He will fulfill the interrelated prophesies of Isaiah 29:17 and Revelation 2:27:

Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay… And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they shall be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.”

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Yes, They’re After Your Children: Cartoon ‘Drag Tots’ to Feature ‘Baby Drag Queens’

No sooner than I’d written about the new Netflix cartoon series for kids featuring drag queen “super heroes,” the following news article appeared detailing yet another abomination — this time, a cartoon series being promoted for very small children featuring “baby drag queens.”

The cartoon originates from an organization called WOW PresentsPlus, which bills itself as “A new streaming network from the creators of RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Their website states, “Check out original series from Valentina, Detox, and Bob the Drag Queen, as well as an award-winning lineup of films, docs, drag, and LGBT shows.”

In other words, it appears to be an online streaming drag queen TV network featuring things like homosexual “love stories,” documentaries about transgender “transformations,” onscreen performances by “drag queens,” as well as the new “Drag Tots” cartoon and (unfortunately) much more.

What Your Kids Will See

According to the news article:

“’Drag Tots’ tells the story of four pint-sized drag queens who attend grammar school, and navigate through adventures with the aid of a talking unicorn head, played by homosexual drag entertainer RuPaul himself.

 

‘Baby drag queens attend grammar school in this new animated series for kids and grown-ups of all ages!’ a description of the show outlines.

 

‘Meet Dina Saur, a colorful drag tot whose aesthetic is inspired by dinosaurs; Roxy Moron, innocent, lovable and totally gullible;

 

Arugala, a Puerto Rican provocateur with a taste for trouble; and Lady Liber ‘T,’ an African American queen with a talent for putting haters in their place!

What’s more, the article reveals, “Children sing the jingle for the show at the end of the teaser, ‘Drag, drag, drag, drag, drag tots! Yeah!’”

The cartoon series is otherwise voiced by “drag queens” Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, Detox, Latrice Royale and Valentina.

2 Very Profound Questions for Modern Christians

The above-linked article also quotes a sermon in which a preacher compared the early church of St. Paul’s time with the modern church, and asked the following two very profound questions:

“How is it that these … fishermen and louts who had no advantage of the kind that we have enjoyed were able to turn cities upside down and shake the earth?

 

Why is it we have not had a corresponding effect in our own generation?”

In other words, the preacher asked how is it that the early Christians of St. Paul’s time — men and women who had no formal training, no particular community organizing skills, no seminary training, etc. — were able to transform the world simply by carrying forth the Gospel message with boldness and singular determination.

I’ll tell you why Christians of today, though exceedingly more numerous than Christians of old, have not had a “corresponding effect” on this world in this final generation, and why that failure to have such a profound effect has led to today’s morass of iniquity being foisted largely upon our children.

It’s because the early Christians of Paul’s time carried forth the Gospel message as if their lives depended upon it… as if it was the single-most important thing in their lives.

If television had existed at that time, and a TV show like “Drag Tots” was being broadcast to children, the disciples would have been at the front doors of that broadcasting studio boldly stating:

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea!”  (Matthew 18:6)

But today, Christians are no longer activist by nature.  Confrontation is not in their wheel house, so to speak.

Instead, they’re lazy and complacent…most of them wouldn’t know the true Gospel message if it bit them on the nose…and they’ve all been taught that simply attending church once a week, or going to the occasional church bake sale, and avoiding the use of curse words is all that’s required of them if they want obtain salvation.

Comfortable with the World the Way It Is 

Other than church attendance, choir practice, and the occasional bake sale and Christmas program, they’ve simply gotten so comfortable with the world and its grand smorgasbord of entertaining offerings they’re afraid to “offend” anyone with that pesky old Gospel of God that separates the wheat from the chaff.

They’ve completely cast aside Christ’s admonition in Matthew 16:24-26 to “Take up your cross and follow Me” — a direct order from the Lord that His People are to engage the world with the Gospel message as a means of subduing the world to the Lord’s Word.

Let’s take a look:

Mat 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

This is essentially a statement of martyrdom, beloved.

It means that just as Jesus refused to back down, but instead carried forth God’s Word to the multitudes, boldly and without fear or favor to anyone, so must every faithful Christian who professes to follow after Him do the same.

It doesn’t mean to run out and get yourself killed by doing something stupid, like marching into a Muslim enclave and yelling “Allah sucks.”  Nor does it mean losing your credibility by standing on a street corner with a Bible in your hand, hollering at people that “the end is near.”

But it does mean that we’re to prudently and yet relentlessly engage this wicked world with the Word of God — the Gospel message — and let the chips fall where they may.

That’s because the Gospel, beloved, is a message of conquest through confrontation, followed by surrender and reconciliation.  But if you’re fearful of the confrontation, you’ll never help achieve the conquest and reconciliation on His behalf.

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

Christians who believe going to church on Sunday, singing in the choir and maybe attending a few church bake sales is what Christ meant by “take up your cross and follow Me” are simply deceiving themselves.

Which choir did Christ sing in?  Which bake sale did He attend?

When He went to synagogue, did He sit meekly in the back row and nod His head at everything being said by the rabbis?

Or did He get up and boldly teach the truth, confronting and contradicting the rabbis, shaking entire congregations to their core (Mark 1:27), casting our unclean spirits when they mouthed off to Him, and even taking a cat-of-nine-tails to the wicked moneychangers and overthrowing their tables?

When He said “Take up your cross and follow Me” He was talking about dedicating one’s life to the singular goal of carrying forth the Gospel message to the multitudes, and thereby subjecting them to the truth of God’s Word and spiritually subduing them with it.

Today, I barely know of any Christians who would actually put their necks on the line for Christ and His Gospel message.

If it’s outside the purview of weekly church attendance, Sunday school for the kids, and the occasional church function such as a play or bake sale, it’s simply not up their alley.

Christians today actually think you conduct spiritual warfare by going to church functions.

But like any form of warfare, there first has to be an enemy and a confrontation with that enemy.  And that’s precisely what Christians can no longer handle.  In fact, they avoid it like the plague.

Christians today rail smugly against the “snowflake” generation of Millennials, and yet they’ve become fragile little snowflakes themselves when it comes to doing as Christ commanded and carrying forth that precious Gospel message to a very inhospitable world.

Salvation: the Gift that Must Be Earned by Passing It Along

Christians today think they’re “saved” by virtue of having said “I do” when asked if they believe in Jesus and were then dunked under the water.

Yet salvation, as Christ taught it, must be earned through the action of the spreading of the Gospel…yes, sometimes even by putting one’s very neck on the line for the Word of God, if necessary, as St. Paul did…St. Peter…St. Matthew…St. John…St. James…St. Luke, and many more, all of whom died for the sake of the carrying forth of the Gospel.

They were our examples of how to conduct spiritual warfare and conquest on behalf of Jesus Christ, through the carrying forth of the Gospel.  And frankly, dear Christian, Christ Jesus Himself was our example, first and foremost, hence His famous command, “Take up your cross and follow Me.”

It’s called bearing fruit, beloved, i.e., doing your part to help bring the blind to sight, the wayward sheep back to the Shepherd.

As it’s written in John 15:2, straight from the mouth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, “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.”

In other words, if you’re not carrying forth that Gospel message to others, you’re going to be clipped off the vine (i.e., Christ is the vine), which means you’re going to lose that which you wouldn’t take the time to pass along to others.

The whole point of Christianity is to bring others to Christ.  That’s the work of the faithful Christian.  It’s done by carrying forth that Gospel message of conquest, surrender and reconciliation.

Yet our Lord warned that at His Second Coming, many would run up to Him demanding entrance into the kingdom of God, and shouting excitedly “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” (Mt. 7:22)

But what was His answer to these claims of great religious works?  “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Mt. 7:23).

You see, the works they laid claim to were iniquitous because they were substitute works set in place by church tradition so the people could “play religion” and not rock the boat with that contentious Gospel message of “Follow Christ and accept His very generous terms of surrender or be snuffed out in the lake of fire after the great white throne judgment.”

That message actually chokes most Christians today.  “Too militant,” they say, as a means of masking their own spiritual impotence.

Christians of today have simply, and, largely without realizing it, “left thy first love” (Revelation 2:4).  That is to say, they’ve ignored the carrying forth of the Gospel message because there’s potential pain and sometimes even suffering involved in presenting that contentious message.

You see, the Gospel, taught correctly, is a very controversial message.  It’s a hammer that bangs up against the global Satanic order and shakes it to the core because it robs Satan’s global synagogue of its membership — and by that I’m speaking of all false religion.

The Gospel message makes friends for you of those who embrace it.  But it makes enemies for you of those who resist it.  Sometimes very vehement enemies.  Absolutely ruthless, in some cases.

But for modern Christians, it’s all about pursuing love, love, love.  It’s not about risking your neck or potentially making enemies on behalf of the truth of God’s Word and of Christ’s redeeming blood.

Mat 16:26  For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

When you get so comfy and cozy with the world that you become too good to get into the mud and wrestle with the enemy over the the true Gospel message, you risk losing your own soul.

And over what?

Over the worldly goods you might lose if you use your hammer called the Word of God?  Over the prestige you might lose in your community or social clique if you rock the boat? Over the way your neighbors might look at you if you make your faith and your beliefs clearly known?

In Luke 17:32, Christ Himself gave His disciples the command to “Remember Lot’s wife.”  It’s one of the shortest yet most powerful verses in the Bible.  Yet not one in a thousand Christians can tell you today what it actually means, though the Lord commanded we make this remembrance.

And why won’t Christians do what Christ said and take the time to “Remember Lot’s wife”?  It’s because the point of the Lord’s command was to understand why Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt by God Himself.

She was turned into a pillar of salt (i.e., she was completely cremated by fire from above) because she valued the things of the world her husband and family were leaving behind, more than she valued doing the laborious (but life-saving) work of God.

For more information, see the Bible study Remember Lot’s Wife.

Mat 16:27  For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

From the time Christ died on that cross at Calvary, the work of every true Christian has been to carry forth the Gospel Message to the world — that great message of spiritual conquest, surrender and reconciliation.

Yet Christians today simply won’t take up the task.  Too messy.  Too laborious.  Too risky.  Too controversial.  Too “politically incorrect.”  Too much trouble.

And that, beloved, is why today we live in a world in which, instead of shaking and ultimately conquering entire kingdoms as our Christian forefathers did through the carrying forth of the Gospel message, the kingdoms of this world are instead shaking and conquering us by shoving their perversions down the throats of our little children on a daily basis.

And we sit there with no response at all.  Barely a whimper from our side.  That’s why you now see:

  • And much more.

All of these, beloved, are huge blaring billboard-sized signs demonstrating that Christianity has lost the battle because Christians quit engaging with the world by relentlessly carrying forth to them the true Gospel message of conquest, surrender and reconciliation.

The Church “Militant and Triumphant” No More

The church used to be called “the church militant and triumphant” — this, in reference to our Gospel work on this earth leading to our triumphant entrance into heaven afterwards.

Today, that righteous and once-accurate label is deemed to be too confrontational…too “politically incorrect”…too “offensive”…too risky…too, well, militant.  Yet Christianity, by definition, is an adversarial faith and culture.  Christ Himself said it best:

Luk 12:51  Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

 

Luk 12:52  For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

 

Luk 12:53  The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Yes, that’s what happens when the Gospel message is carried forth and taught the way it was meant to be.  It indeed separates the wheat from the chaff by pitting the truth and the righteousness of Christ against the falsehoods and the wickedness of this world.

But Christians have quit carrying forth the Gospel message — that great message of Christ’s conquest of all of the powers of the heavens and the earth when He rose from the dead.  As it’s written:

Colossians 2:15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

When He rose from that tomb and ascended into heaven, He defeated Satan and his fallen ones in the heavens.  And he made an open show of His victory for all of heaven to see.  In the original Greek, it basically says that He lined them up and paraded them as captives in front of everyone so His victory would be witnessed by all.

Are we ashamed of that heavenly victory He won for us with His shed blood?  Are we ashamed to carry forth the message of His heavenly triumph over the evil ones who run this earth under the leadership of their god, Satan?

Should we not stand today and boldly tell the wicked perverts of this earth, when they try to seduce our children away from Christ’s doctrine with their filth and abominable works, “Your god and his little ground troops have already been defeated, and you’re going to hell if you don’t stop following them and instead repent and start following Christ Jesus.”

Simply put, the Gospel of Christ states, “Accept My generous terms of surrender or suffer the consequences at judgment time.”  But Christians today are far too comfortable and too timid to deliver those terms to a world spiraling straight into hell.

Yes, Christians have become too good for the Gospel fight.  They believe the bold carrying forth of the Gospel by the church militant — which is the body of Christ on this earth — no longer matters.

So we now have what’s supposed to be Christ’s own many-membered body sitting on their hands and acting in open rebellion to His command to carry forth the Gospel message!

And that’s why the body of the elect — Christ’s faithful “little flock” of Luke 12:32 — is the only part of the church that’s going to participate in the first resurrection at Christ’s Second Advent (Revelation 20:4-6).  They will be the only part of Christ’s many-membered body who earned entry into the kingdom thanks to their works, which make them Christian overcomers.

And why only the elect?  Because the rest of the church has become too good for God.   They’re too meek, mild and milquetoast to preach the Gospel.  Instead, they’ve made a mockery of it by reducing it to mere church attendance and “belief.”

“All you have to do is believe,” they claim.  Yet St. James, Jesus’ own half-brother, retorted to such a simplistic comment, “Even so faith [i.e., belief], if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (James 2:17).

It’s the laborious but life-affirming works of carrying forth the Gospel message that makes your personal faith a living faith and not a dead faith.   That’s why the preacher I quoted earlier asked those two questions:

How is it that these … fishermen and louts who had no advantage of the kind that we have enjoyed were able to turn cities upside down and shake the earth?

 

Why is it we have not had a corresponding effect in our own generation?”

And that’s why I write these commentaries, i.e., to get you to think about it while there’s still time to “turn cities upside down and shake the earth” with the Gospel message of conquest through confrontation, followed by surrender and reconciliation.

Otherwise, prepare yourself for more transgenders, drag queens and LGBTQ perverts coming after your children in order to debauch them — mentally and spiritually — to the point they’re unfit for the kingdom of God when Christ arrives…a fault which will be (drum roll, please) your own.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Netflix Cartoon Series Features Drag Queen “Super Heroes” for Kids

If you’re anything like me, you’re sick and tired of hearing about all of this homosexual, transgender and drag queen nonsense now sweeping the globe.

It seems like every day there’s a new low being sunk to, particularly with the targeting of children from kindergarten age and up so that they’re constantly bombarded with the supposed joys of psycho-sexual confusion along with blatant demonstrations of outright sexual perversion.

But in spite of how distasteful the news is, it’s important for Christians to stay on top of what’s now unfolding before your very eyes.  Turn your back to it at your own peril.

As I mentioned in my previous news commentary, there’s a method to all of the madness you’re witnessing, and a hidden purpose behind it that’s…well…thoroughly Biblical in nature, meaning the Bible prophesies of it.

We may not have expected Satan’s world system to begin unfolding in precisely this manner in the final days of this flesh earth age.  But it nevertheless is.  So we might as well learn from it.

Mystery, Babylon the Great:  Sex Sells

You see, you’re witnessing the initial “birth pangs,” if you will, of what the book of Revelation refers to as “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.”

Which is to say, you’re witnessing the transformation of global society to a state of abject mental, sexual and spiritual confusion, under Satan’s hidden command.

Naturally, this fledgling global system of confusion, which ultimately sells out the Lord Jesus Christ and embraces Satan in His place, won’t reach its zenith until the “four winds” of Revelation chapter 7 begin to blow and Satan arrives to pull off his great deception, portraying himself to the world as mankind’s savior.

And naturally, the promotion of perversion and gross sexuality to young children worldwide (and to everyone else, too, for that matter) is only one small part of the abject confusion this global system is ushering in, largely under the guise of “political correctness.”

But as the marketing experts like to say, “Sex sells.”

And so, when you’re trying to transform the entire globe into a mentally, physically and spiritually sickened and unbalanced state, you start with that which sells best.

  • First, the perverted sex and the accompanying sensationalistic flamboyance and glamour being ascribed to it through the media is designed to grab the attention of the masses, titillate them, and make them question the existing societal norms and morals.
  • Then, the institutionalized normalization of this perverted but glamorized sex is designed to infect the soul and begin the gradual process of internal spiritual destruction.
  • And never forget that the ultimate goal of all of this psycho-sexual confusion is the overthrow of the existing moral order, which is to be replaced by that great global system of spiritual whoredom the Bible calls “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.”

Thus, stated plainly and simply, sexual perversion is being used to transform and ultimately overthrow the existing social and moral order so it can be replaced by Satan’s global fun house.

Drag Queens and Transgenders as Global Cultural Icons

And no, it’s not at all a coincidence that in the process of transforming and destroying the existing moral order, drag queens and transgenders are rapidly being raised to the status of global cultural icons — even to the point of being portrayed as “superheroes.”

After all, Lucifer has long been portrayed by Kabalistic occultists and Satan worshippers as “the divine androgyne,” which is to say, the “he-she” or half-male, half-female god.

As I’ve pointed out in my in-depth Bible study, Lucifer, the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement, not only is Lucifer worshipped by occultists as a “he-she,” or androgynous being, but so were many of the ancient gods of Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, including Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of androgyny from whence we get Easter.

Another ancient “he-she” god — and there were many of them — was named Hermaphroditus, from whence we derive the modern-day term hermaphrodite, meaning someone who’s part man and part woman.

Hermaphroditus was one of the many Greek gods known as the Erotes, i.e., winged gods always associated with love and sexual intercourse.

Indeed, in both ancient and modern occult circles, the androgyne, or “he-she” is considered to be “divine.” And the more glamorous and flamboyant the transgenderism and perversion becomes, the more “divine” and “godly” it’s considered to be.

Thus, you now see Netflix portraying cartoon drag queens as “super heroes” to young children.

The Fallen Angels of Old are the Superheroes of Today

As you may know, the modern-day comic book, TV and movie super heroes — starting with Superman, Batman, and the rest of them — are all based on the exploits of the ancient “gods” and their earthly progeny known as “demi-gods,” which were part human and part supernatural beings.

In other words, today’s comic book, TV and movie superheroes are based on the exploits of the fallen angels and their progeny the “giants,” which are described briefly in Genesis chapter six (Genesis 6:4), and are more thoroughly documented in ancient non-Biblical, religious, occult and historical literature, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, which was written in the Sumerian language in 2100 B.C.

You can bet your bottom dollar the creators of the comic book, television and movie super heroes of today are abundantly familiar with those ancient accounts of the exploits of the “gods” and “demi-gods” of old.

So it’s no wonder you now see Netflix portraying drag queens as modern-day “super heroes” with supernatural powers, fighting against the perceived “evils” of the existing social and moral order.

After all, today’s “superheroes” are indeed based on the “gods” of old.  And many of the gods of old — such as Ishtar, Hermaphroditus and numerous others — were androgynous “he-she’s.”

In other words, they were not just part human and part “god,” but part male and part female, as well.

Thus, our modern-day drag queens, transgenders and more are being portrayed throughout society as “gods” (super-heroes and cultural icons), which is part of Satan’s great transformative plan for the globe.

Simply put, the raising of drag queens and transgenders to “super hero” status — making them out to be respected cultural icons — is little more than a revival of the occult, religio-sexual worship of the “gods” of ancient times, and the re-institution into society of their little sexual peccadilloes.

Netflix’s New Drag Queen Cartoon “Super Heroes”

Netflix’s new drag queen cartoon superheroes represent just a small taste of what this old globe is now in for.

According to this news article, Netflix has already released a commercial teaser for their new cartoon series called ‘Super Drags,’ which centers on the fictional tales of drag queen superheroes.

Here’s part of the spoken dialogue from commercial teaser:

“They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re going to save the world.

 

Super Drags, a new animated series coming soon,” Netflix announced on social media on Thursday.

 

“During the day, they work in a department store and deal with their uptight [expletive] boss.

 

By night, they tighten up their corsets and transform into the baddest SUPER DRAGS in town, ready to combat shade and rescue the world’s glitter from the evil villains.

 

…Get ready, because the SUPER DRAGS are going deeper than you think.”

And indeed they are “going deeper than you think.”  One of the producers of the cartoon series has openly bragged:

“Thanks to Netflix, we can take the LGBTQ representation to the 190 countries that have access to the service, and dream of a world where gays can bust the bad guys, not the other way around. Thank you, Netflix, for making us believe.”

And that’s the goal, beloved, i.e., to take this perversion to the world, and kick off the great transformation that will ultimately lead up to Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.

Is it any wonder, as I point out in Lucifer, the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement, that the modern-day symbol of planet earth is identical to the ancient symbol of transgenderism and androgyny?

That is, quite unfortunately, the direction the globe is heading.  So, if you haven’t done so already, consider reading the Bible study at the above link to learn more.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Library Hosts Drag Queens and Drag Kings “Strutting their Stuff” to Kids

According to this news article, a library system in Minnesota will be hosting three “over-the-top” drag story hours in June and July.

They claim the event is geared toward families (“all ages welcome”) and is suitable for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and teens.

According to a press release from the Saint Paul Public Library system:

Drag performers will regale families with glitz, glamor, and stories about acceptance and inclusion at three Saint Paul libraries.

 

…Each event will feature two performers who will read stories, sing songs, and strut their stuff for an over-the-top story hour. All ages are welcome.

 

…”Drag pushes people to break boundaries and explore creativity,” said Chad Kampe, founder and director of Flip Phone.

 

“At a very young age, we are taught to embrace our differences. Drag not only provides an opportunity to embrace who we are, it allows for us to broadcast and share who we are with the world.”

Coinciding With Pervert “Pride Month”

According to ChristianNews.net: “The events coincide with homosexual and transgender pride month, and is being held in conjunction with the organization Flip Phone, which features a number of risque photos on its social media pages.”

What’s more, “The story hours are slated to feature two drag performers each, which include women dressed as men, also known as ‘drag kings,’ at some events.”

Apparently, one of the three scheduled “story hours” has already taken place, in which “drag performers Utica and Sasha Cassadine read stories, sang songs, and danced with the children in attendance.”

One of the stories read was ‘Julian Is a Mermaid,’ a book about a boy who wants to dress up like a mermaid after seeing three women do so.”

What’s more, according to the news article:

“The Saint Paul library system has further created a page on its website that includes recommended books, movies and online resources as a ‘primer to drag culture,’ such as the movie ‘Kinky Boots,’ ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and the book ‘Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?’”

 

“The event also features recommended homosexual and transgender themed books that the library finds suitable for children ages 0-6, such as ‘Daddy, Papa and Me,’ ‘I Am Jazz,’ ‘My Two Moms,’ and ‘Worm Loves Worm.’”

So the St. Paul Library System has gone full tilt boogie for perversion.  But I tell you, if St. Paul were still in his grave he’d certainly be turning over in it right about now, and in righteous indignation.  After all, it was he who wrote:

1Co 6:9  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,

 

1Co 6:10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

There’s no place for blatant sinfulness in the kingdom of God.  If you allow sin to overcome you, to the point it becomes your lifestyle, then this is going to be your last shot at life.  And you have God’s Word on that.

God has promised His faithful servants a peaceful and stable eternity in which disruptive sinfulness simply will not be tolerated.  And that’s what we’re going to get.  The unrepentant perverts will be burned in the lake of fire.  Period.  No way around it.

They Want the Children

But there you have it, beloved.  It’s the world we live in, in a nutshell.  Wickedness and prideful sin being played out right before your eyes, and unfortunately, before the eyes of your children, as well.

And that’s the goal.  The children.

The powers-that-be have concluded they have to take their battle to transform the world into a pervert’s paradise to the children, propagandizing them into homosexuality and transgenderism from cradle-to-grave so that it seems “normal” to the next generation.

They’re overthrowing 4,000 years worth of societal norms and morals in order to institute what the occultists call Satan’s “magnum opus,” or “great work” of transforming the world into Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.

And how does this transformation take place?

It takes place through institutionalized confusion, which is being accomplished by targeting innocent children and forcing them to look at societal norms and moral absolutes as being out-of-date and unnecessary for the proper function of society.

In other words, they’re sowing the seeds of hell in the minds of our children.

Knowing Good and Evil

In two different Bible studies I discuss and dissect this global transformation which you now see unfolding before your very eyes.  In those studies I show you how it’s being accomplished and explain what the end goal is.

Those two Bible studies are:

As I mentioned in a previous post, my wife and I were watching a TV show called “Genius” recently.  The show is somewhat of a docudrama, re-hashing the lives of famous people who were said to be geniuses.

In a recent episode in which the famous painter Pablo Picasso was featured, one of Picasso’s friends turns to him and says, “Never forget your end goal, Picasso.  Your end goal is the overthrow of the moral order.

That’s what you’re seeing today, beloved, i.e., the overthrow of the moral order on a global scale.

But there’s a reason for it.  And there’s a method to all of the madness.  And as a watchman of God you need to know what that reason is, and how it’s being carried out.

To that end, you might want to read the above two Bible studies back-to-back.  They will pretty much blow your mind, I promise.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Twitter Comments Against “Gay Pride” Cost Business Executive His Job

According to this news article, a former executive for CrossFit, Russel Berger, was fired from his long-time job simply because, on his Twitter page, he stated that he believed celebrating gay pride, or any form of pride, is a sin.

Militant homosexual organizations then “Twitter mobbed” him, harassed his place of business, his family and more, until he was fired from his job.

The Sting of the Scorpion

I’ve stated it many times before, but it bears repeating:

We may not yet be in the fifth trump, when the sting of the scorpion of Revelation 9:10 takes place, which turns men’s backbones into mush to the point they become too fearful of the consequences to speak out in truth on behalf of God’s Word.  But you’re nevertheless witnessing what that “sting” looks like and how it works.

Indeed, you can consider what you’re witnessing today to be a strategic preview of what to expect during that fifth trumpet.

After all, for several years now since the so-called “gay pride” movement really took off, you’ve seen entire Christian businesses destroyed by harassment and persecution from homosexuals…you’ve seen Christians who speak their views (such as Mr. Berger, above) being publicly vilified and fired from their jobs…and in general, you’ve seen Christians being made to believe it’s safer to keep your mouth shut about your Christian beliefs than it is to express those beliefs.

Of course, that’s exactly what the wicked ones want.

They want to put all Christians into the position in which we have to choose between carrying forth the Word of God as we’re obligated to do, or keeping our mouths shut in order to avoid harassment and persecution from the wicked.

Far Worse, Coming

Naturally, when Satan arrives to this earth that scorpion “sting” is going to be far worse than what we’re seeing now.

But the tactic of the wicked at this point is to get us used to the idea that we need to keep our mouths shut about what God’s Word says about the sin of homosexuality and other forms of perversion.

In other words, the wicked ones are trying to soften us up for that time at which they hope, under pressure, we’ll either deny God’s Word altogether and join arm-in-arm with them in pride for their wickedness, or at least be too fearful to take a firm and faithful stand on behalf of what His Word says about such wickedness.

You really need to think about that, my Christian friend. Because it’s not going to be too much longer before any kind of public discourse regarding the sin of homosexuality is going to be met with such institutionalized vitriol against you…your workplace…your family…and more…that it’s going to take nerves of steel and the faith of Job to effectively deal with it.

Time to Get Your Mind Right

The time to get your mind right on this issue is NOW. You’ve got to decide whether or not you have what it takes to make a firm stand on behalf of the Word of God, with all of the risks and consequences involved.

In Jeremiah chapter 12, before the arrival to Jerusalem of the Babylonian army, when the prophet Jeremiah complained to God that things were getting pretty tough on the ground for him, and the wicked seemed to pay no mind to his words of warning, but instead continued to prosper in their wickedness, God replied:

Jer 12:5  If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

In other words, God told Jeremiah that if the prelude to the arrival of the king of Babylon and his troops was too much for Jeremiah, how was he going to handle things when the Babylonian horsemen and troops actually came galloping onto the scene in full-scale warfare?

Put another way, if you can’t handle the stress leading up to the battle between God’s faithful servants and the Devil, how are you going to be able to handle the battle against Satan himself once it actually becomes full-blown?

Likewise, our heavenly Father could say to us today that if we can’t stand firmly and faithfully for His Word now, when things aren’t nearly as bad as they’re going to be when Satan gets here, then how can He trust us to handle things for Him then, when the flood of deception is pouring out of Satan’s mouth and that great “time of Jacob’s trouble” is crashing against us from all directions.

Earnestly Contend for the Faith

As it’s written in Jude 1:3, even now we’re supposed to “earnestly contend for the faith”:

Jud 1:3  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

We’re talking about faith in the Word of God, beloved, which by extension means faith in Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God.

In that verse, when you carry the phrase “earnestly contend” back to its prime, you’ll find that it means to struggle for one’s crown as a competitor in a sporting contest.

In other words, just as prize fighters in a boxing match keep swinging to the final bell no matter how battered and bloody they might be, so we as Christians are to stand firm and fight for the truth of God’s Word, no matter what the consequences.

We do so with prudence, of course.  And with due discretion.  We’re not to make zealots of ourselves, or become fanatics.  We’re to carry forth His Word with love.

But we’re not to let any who contend against His Word make us stop.  We keep up the struggle to get the Word out, to sinners and saints alike, even when the pressure is on against us.  I’d dare say, especially when the pressure is on against us.

Indeed, the Word says we’re to shout from the rooftops what He teaches us, and to do so without fear or favor to anyone. As it’s further written:

Mat 10:26  Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

 

Mat 10:27  What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

 

Mat 10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

We’re not to fear the naysayers, the prideful sinners and the Christ-haters, even under threat of death.  Quite the contrary:  The wicked need to fear God Himself, for He can indeed “destroy both soul and body in hell” if they fail to repent of their prideful wickedness.

So our job is to let the wicked ones know exactly what the Scripture says.  Not in anger or in self-righteousness, for we’re all sinners and we all fall short of the glory of God.

Instead, we teach the truth, with love, hoping to help bring the sinners to the grace of God through repentance, rather than drive them farther away.

Two-Edged Sword

Yes, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a two-edged sword:  It’s about grace and subsequent blessings for the repentant who become faithful believers.  But it’s also about cursings for the wicked who adamantly refuse that grace and those blessings of faith.

When you present the Gospel message to non-believers, you have to present all of the Gospel:  first and foremost the grace for the repentant and the blessings for the faithful,  but also the cursings for the wicked.

And we must do so firmly, with love.  We’re trying to help save the misguided and wayward sheep, not fry them.  But they need to know the full story, including the consequences of their actions should they choose to continue in their prideful wickedness.

To conclude, let’s turn back to the great book of Jude for just a moment:

Jud 1:17  But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

 

Jud 1:18  How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

 

Jud 1:19  These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

 

Jud 1:20  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

 

Jud 1:21  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

 

Jud 1:22  And of some have compassion, making a difference:

 

Jud 1:23  And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

And that’s the bottom line, beloved.  God is looking for faithful fruit-bearers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty when the going gets a bit rough.

Get the Job Done

He wants to see Christians who know how to get the job done, carrying forth His Word to a wicked and thoroughly oppositional world, letting them know their options:

Grace and blessings through Jesus Christ for the repentant and the subsequently faithful, or the cursings of God Almighty upon the intransigent for their unrepentant and prideful wickedness.

There’s no middle ground in that.  It’s one way or the other.

Some have recently made a mockery of God’s grace by bringing the prideful homosexuals right into the house of God, and even making priests of them and allowing them to influence church doctrine to the detriment of the church.

They will reap their due rewards.  And short of repentance on their part, it won’t be pretty.  They need to know that.  And it’s our job as Christians to let them know it, just as it’s our job to let them know about the grace and blessings upon the repentant and faithful, as well.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Demonic Possession: Psychiatrists Coming Around to Believing In It

Some prominent psychiatrists are finally coming around to the understanding that “demonic possession” (i.e., possession by evil spirits) is quite real.

But in many cases, these psychiatrists end up succumbing to a belief in man-made religious rituals such as “exorcism” as the means of dealing with such a situation.

Below, we’ll take a look at why one prominent psychiatrist has come to believe that possession by evil spirits is real. Afterwards, we’ll briefly examine the unsavory man-made origin of the rituals of exorcism and why they’re completely unbiblical.

Meet Dr. Gallagher   

In a recent news article titled “Demonic Possession Is Real and Victims Seeking Exorcism Should Not Be Ignored,” a prominent mainstream psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Gallagher says he believes demonic possession is indeed very real.

Gallagher, who trained in psychiatry at both Princeton and Yale, works as a consultant (in a mental health capacity) with the Catholic church and other religions organizations, essentially as a discerner of whether or not a person is genuinely possessed by evil spirits, or might instead have serious mental problems.

His medical assessment, according to the article, helps the Catholic Church as well as other religious organizations, determine whether an exorcism is needed, or psychiatric treatment is needed, instead.

According to the news article:

“He is not the only American psychiatrist who evaluates for possession – there are many others who consult on discernment. But Dr Gallagher is one of the few who is willing to talk about it.

 

…Speaking to the Telegraph at his office in Westchester County New York, Dr Gallagher said that while possession is very rare, in his medical opinion, it is real.

 

“There are cases of spirit possession in pretty much every culture,” he said. He has evaluated cases referred to him by priests, rabbis, Christian ministers and representatives of other spiritual traditions.”

The Telegraph goes on to describe one of Dr. Gallagher’s cases, a possessed woman named Julia:

“In his multiple consultations with Julia, Dr Gallagher heard a demonic voice taking over.

 

The voice would say things from Julia’s body such as “leave her alone you ‘—-ing’ priest! You monkey priest – she’s ours!’

 

The voice would continue for about five minutes and then she would come out of the trance. Julia would then say to him: “What just went on?” 

Some “Possessed” People Are Just Mentally Ill

However, Dr. Gallagher points out that not all people who seem to be possessed actually are.  He told the Telegraph that:

Such people could be suffering from seizure disorders or other neurological disorders such as temporal lobe epilepsy.

 

People hearing the devil’s voice might be psychotic and having auditory hallucinations.

 

Others suffering from delusions that they are possessed might be bipolar, schizophrenic, or have drug-related conditions.”

Gallagher went on to say that:

“…borderline or anti-social people can have an internal battle of evil warring with a sense of decency.

 

People who are suggestible and the histrionic may have the misconception that there is a demonic presence around them and/or that they are being manipulated by other people into believing that.

 

Those with multiple personality disorders might have an evil alter ego that can be misinterpreted as demonic by ‘overly credulous or fundamentalist people.’”

Furthermore, Dr. Gallagher stated that one of the major differences between mental illness and actual demonic possession is that the possessed person will often demonstrate “true esoteric knowledge.”

He went on to explain that, for example, a possessed person might know things he or she otherwise could not possibly know, such as what someone was doing at a specific time and place when the victim of possession was thousands of miles away.

A victim of true demonic possession might also display the sudden ability to speak clearly in a foreign or obscure language they’d never known, according to Gallagher.

What’s more, according to the article, “Dr Gallagher believes that demons have been observing human beings since the beginning of time.”

‘They’re very, very smart. The intelligence level of a fallen angel, which is what I call them, is far superior to human beings. Which is why they denigrate human beings. They sometimes call us ‘monkeys’, he said.”

Not the First Prominent Psychiatrist to Agree

Dr. Gallagher may be today’s most well-known psychiatrist who agrees that demonic possession is real.  But he’s certainly not the first.

For example, noted author and psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, author of the best-selling self-help book The Road Less Travelled, discussed demonic possession and the supposed need for ritualistic exorcisms in great detail in 2005, in his book, Glimpses of the Devil:  a Psychiatrist’s Personal Accounts of Possession, Exorcism and Redemption.

The point being, some prominent psychiatrists are slowly — very slowly — coming around to the fact that while there’s certainly not an evil spirit behind every bush, there is nevertheless such a thing as possession by evil spirits.  And it’s quite distinct from mental illness.

Man’s Opinions v/s Biblical Doctrine

I found the above news article to be fascinating.

But as always, when it comes to the news, you have to beware of misinformation.  And that news article is no exception.  So let’s take a quick look at three areas of misconception and see what we can learn from them, Biblically. The areas we’ll examine next are:

  • Are demons “fallen angels”?
  • Are rituals of exorcism Biblical?
  • Are practitioners of the occult arts the only people being possessed today?

In the news article, Dr. Gallagher claims to believe that “demons” — which the Bible actually refers to as evil spirits — are in reality fallen angels.

But as Christians we have to go to the Word of God itself to obtain our understanding on important spiritual topics like this.  And when we do, we find that Dr. Gallagher is wrong on that count. 

The fallen angels are real. Very real.  But they’re not “demons,” or more accurately put, evil spirits.  The fallen angels are simply angels who reside in heaven and who serve Satan rather than God. This is why we’re told in Revelation chapter 12:

Rev 12:7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

 

Rev 12:8  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

 

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

This event (i.e., war in heaven) clearly takes place in heaven, right?  That’s where the passage tells us the angels are.

And this particular event does not and cannot happen until the final days of this flesh earth age, when that old dragon, Satan, is cast out of heaven to come to this earth in his role as the false Christ — the antichrist — in order to work his great deception.

But when that event finally takes place, Satan will indeed be accompanied to this earth by his fallen angels, as the verses from Revelation 12 above reveal.

In other words, the fallen angels are cast out of heaven to this earth with Satan. He doesn’t come to this earth to meet up with them.  They’re with him in heaven right now…they’ll be with him in heaven when that “war in heaven” starts…and they’ll be cast out of heaven and to this earth with him at the very end of that war.

So until that “war in heaven” takes place, Satan’s fallen angels are being held in heaven, by God.  They’re not roaming this earth possessing people.

Therefore we must take great heed to distinguish between evil spirits and fallen angels.  To claim an evil spirit is a “fallen angel” is, simply put, unbiblical.  You can’t make it work and stay true to the Word of God.

Does it Really Take Rituals of Exorcism to Cast Out Demons?

The news article about Dr. Gallagher also discusses religious rituals known as “exorcisms” which are supposedly designed to expel evil spirits from possessed people.

Gallagher mentions that he only works on cases in which people who are specially trained in the rituals of exorcism are involved.  In other words, he only works with the religious muckedy-ducks who have extensive training in conducting exorcisms. These people are called “exorcists.”

But Biblically speaking, the casting out of evil spirits is not accomplished through some complex ritual, or with any particular special ritualistic training.

Instead, it’s accomplished through a firm command spoken in unwavering faith in the name of Jesus Christ (i.e., Luke 10:17-20, Mark 5:8, Mark 9:25).

In very special cases, an evil spirit can be cast out through some other simple act of faith in Christ (Acts 19:11-12).  We’ll discuss that a little bit more in just a moment when we go to Acts chapter 19 to see the New Testament’s one and only mention of exorcism by name.

We’re also told in the Scriptures, by Jesus Christ Himself, that on rare occasions “prayer and fasting” is needed to cast out an evil spirit, depending upon the type of evil spirit being cast out (Mark 9:29).  But that’s a very special situation.

Rituals of exorcism, on the other hand, are never mentioned in the Bible as a Christian methodology for casting out evil spirits.

In other words, man-made religious rituals such as “exorcisms” are not Biblical examples of casting out evil spirits.  Simply put, they’re religious traditions.  And in a moment we’ll take a look at where these religious traditions originate.

Why Is Exorcism Only Mentioned Once in the New Testament?

Indeed, the one and only time the ritual of exorcism is mentioned in the New Testament is in a passage in Acts chapter 19.

And it turns out that the “exorcists” being spoken of in that chapter were not Christians at all, but instead, “certain of the vagabond Jews” who were quite apparently failing at their jobs as exorcists of evil spirits, big-time.

You know from your previous studies that “vagabond Jews” are not members of the Biblical tribe of Judah, but instead, are largely composed of the wicked sons of Cain (Genesis 4:12; John 8:44).

That’s why, in Acts chapter 19, St. Paul takes great pains to specifically identify the exorcists as “certain of the vagabond Jews.” He wants you to know that their attempts at “exorcism” of evil spirits were not of God.

We’ll go to Acts chapter 19 and take a look at that passage describing the “exorcists” in just a moment, because there’s something very important there I want you to see.

But first, what does the word “exorcist” actually mean, as used in the one and only passage in the New Testament that discusses the subject of exorcism by name?

After all, the Word of God, rather than the traditions and rituals of mere men, should be our chief source of knowledge for all things spiritual, right?

And when it comes to something as serious as casting out an evil spirit, I think you’ll agree it’s important to get our facts from the Word of God, and not from some news article.

So here’s the definition of the word “exorcists” from Acts 19:13, as shown in the Strong’s Concordance:

G1845

 

ἐξορκιστής

exorkistēs

ex-or-kis-tace’

 

From G1844; one that binds by an oath (or spell), that is, (by implication) an “exorcist” (conjurer): – exorcist.

Clearly, ritualistic exorcism has to do with using spells and conjuring tricks that are supposedly designed to bind an evil spirit so it can be cast out.

It’s not a Biblically proscribed method of casting out evil spirits.  You won’t find any “spells” or conjuring tricks in the Bible.  No ritualistic ceremonies.  No special ritualistic or repetitive prayers.

Indeed, in the only Biblical passage that actually uses the word “exorcists,” the individuals conducting the ritual of exorcism — those “certain of the vagabond Jews” — had utterly failed in their attempts to cast out evil spirits.

They were essentially looking for a new way to accomplish the task of casting out an evil spirit.  So they settled on using the name of Jesus Christ, whom they had heard St. Paul preach.

Let’s take a look at what happened in that particular passage of Acts chapter 19, because, as you’ll see, I believe it reveals the origin of conducting ritualistic exorcisms — and that origin is not too respectable.  It’s certainly not Biblical.

Sceva and His Seven Sons:  The Exorcists

So how did the ritual of exorcism get started within Christianity, when conducting such rituals is not a Biblical topic?

Here’s the relevant verses:

Act 19:11  And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

The term “special miracles” means they were quite unusual miracles.  They were, to put it simply, unusual and extraordinary miracles.

Act 19:12  So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

In other words, faithful Christians would take from St. Paul items of clothing such as handkerchiefs or aprons, and bring them to the sick.  The sick, in turn, would then be healed of their diseases. And if they had evil spirits, those evil spirits would depart.

Why?  Simply put, because of the faithful act done in the name of Christ Jesus.  Indeed, the above passage tells us that God Himself wrought these “special miracles” through St. Paul.

So this was not the usual way of casting out evil spirits, which is generally done by voice command, in Jesus’ name, from a faithful Christian. Instead, it was a quite unusual way that was allowed by God to draw attention to Paul’s teaching of the Gospel.  And as you’ll see in the remaining verses, it accomplished its purpose many times over.

While the miracles were quite unusual, they were nevertheless based on an act of faith in Jesus Christ that would cause the evil spirits to depart.  Not some chant, spell or other parlor trick.  No ritual was needed.  No special ceremony was performed. So it was not in any sense of the word an “exorcism.”

Act 19:13  Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

There’s that word “exorcists,” and as I mentioned previously, it’s the only time it’s used in the Bible.

The “vagabond Jews” must have seen Paul or his disciples cast out evil spirits in Jesus’ name.  So they decided to give that a whirl, since they apparently weren’t getting anywhere with their rituals and ceremonies of exorcism.

Of course, there’s not a lot of faith in that, is there?  These vagabond Jews were not believers in Jesus Christ, by any stretch of the imagination.  They were practicing exorcisms (spells and conjuring tricks) and it just wasn’t working for them.  So they decided to try ordering the evil spirits out “by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.”

I hope you can see these were not faithful Christian men, but instead, religionists looking for a new way to gain fame for themselves as “exorcists.”

Act 19:14  And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

The exorcists in this passage turn out to be a local chief of priests named Sceva, and his seven sons.  In other words, it was a family affair.  They were the local town “ghost busters,” if you will.  If you had an evil spirit, you called on Sceva and his seven sons.

The name Sceva, according to Strong’s Concordance, means “left handed.”  But according to Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, it means “mind reader.”

Either way, the name is quite telling.  In olden days, the term “left handed” was a euphemism meaning the person was crooked or evil in some way.  Today, we still call some people “leftists,” and many of these leftists are “vagabond Jews” or are under their influence.

And of course a “mind reader” is nothing more than a charlatan who professes higher powers in order to rip people off for their hard-earned money.

I hope you can see where all of this is going.  Clearly, the priesthood in Ephesus where St. Paul was staying had been infiltrated by the “vagabond Jew” Kenites (i.e., sons of Cain), who practiced ritualistic arts such as exorcism.

In this case, one of these “vagabond Jews” had even wormed his way all of the way to the top of the heap, becoming the local “chief of the priests” in Ephesus.  And he trained up his seven sons in the rituals of exorcism.

Think about that.  Their highest mucked-duck in the local synagogue, and his seven sons, couldn’t cast out an evil spirit.  So they tried using Paul’s name in relation to (but not faith in) Jesus Christ.  Let’s see how their efforts turned out:

Act 19:15  And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

That would be pretty unsettling, I think you’ll agree.  The evil spirit is basically saying to the chief priest and his sons, “Jesus has what it takes.  And Paul has what it takes.  But you don’t have what it takes to get rid of me, baby.”

Act 19:16  And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

The evil spirit gave the possessed man what amounts to supernatural strength.  And to put it bluntly, the possessed man beat the living snot of out Sceva and his seven exorcist sons, and sent them packing.

Act 19:17  And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

Both the Jews and the Gentiles dwelling at Ephesus heard about this great brouhaha in which the high priest and his sons got their heads handed to them on a platter by a possessed man.

In other words, the people of Ephesus heard that while taking simple trinkets such as a handkerchief from St. Paul and giving it to a possessed person would cause the evil spirit to leave (because of Paul’s great faith in Christ, and Father’s miracle power operating through him), the local chief of priests and his seven sons couldn’t do anything to get rid of the evil spirit, but instead got their butts royally kicked by it.

Act 19:18  And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

This dramatic event apparently resulted in many conversions to Christ, because the people could see that even so much as a trinket from St. Paul would cause evil spirits to leave, but the high priest and his sons couldn’t do the same thing, even with all of their rituals, or by using Jesus’ name, which they used in name only, but not in true faith.

Now, here’s the verse I brought you here to see:

Act 19:19  Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Where do you think that “chief of priests” named Sceva and his seven sons who got their butts kicked by that evil spirit learned their craft of exorcism?  I believe this verse tells you.

The immediate reaction of the people to the high priest’s failure to cast out the evil spirit was to publicly bring out their books on “curious arts” — a term meaning overwrought works, or thorough toil (see G-4021; G-4012; G-2041) — and burn them in front of everybody.

In other words, these books described the comprehensive rituals used to do such things as “cast out demons.”

But of course, those books of “curious arts” (i.e., spells, rituals, magic chants, etc.) were written by men.  They were written by conjurers and spell casters of the Kabalistic sort, i.e., those involved in Jewish ritual magic.

In other words, the incident described in these passages triggered the people to bring out their “exorcist handbooks” and publicly burn them, having seen with their own eyes their utter worthlessness, particularly in comparison to the power of faith from a faithful Christian like St. Paul.

Act 19:20  So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Through this incident, God’s Word that Christians would be able to exercise power over evil spirits (i.e., Luke 10:17-20) was demonstrated to be true, but the “curious arts” of the vagabond Jew “exorcists” were demonstrated to be worthless.

The “exorcists” were impotent against the evil spirit.  And the multitudes of people throughout Ephesus could now see this plainly.  And the people turned away from such dark arts, and turned instead to the Gospel message.

My main point in all of this was to demonstrate to you that “exorcisms” are not in the least bit Biblical, but instead, are simply modern-day extensions of occult arts that were practiced thousands of years ago.

You won’t find anywhere in the Bible directions for conducting rituals of exorcism.  No special ceremonies.  No special prayers or imprecations.  Nothing.  Because all that’s really needed is simple faith in Christ, and the willingness to give the command to an evil spirit to leave the premises.

I’m not trying to denigrate Dr. Gallagher, who works with Catholic exorcists.  Nor am I trying to denigrate the Catholic exorcists he works with.  I’m sure they’re trying to do good works.  I’m just pointing out that rituals of exorcism — like most religious rituals — are unbiblical.

If you’d like to learn about what Christians are supposed to do when they suspect evil spirits are present, see the Bible study, Demonic Activity.

Do Evil Spirits Only Possess People Involved in the Dark Arts?

If you read further into the news article about Dr. Gallagher, you’ll see it indicates he believes people end up possessed only after they’ve become involved in Satanism or other dark arts, which is to say, occult practices.

This, too, is not completely accurate from a Biblical standpoint.

While it’s indeed a fact that becoming involved in Satanism or occult practices can put one in danger of demonic possession, there are very religious church-going people who also experience demonic possession — especially when the doctrine they’re being taught in the churches is based on man’s religious traditions rather than God’s Word.

In other words, evil spirits can be found right in the church.  And in many cases, church goers are just as susceptible to their influence, and even to being possessed by them, as are delvers into the occult arts.

This is completely Biblical.  And if you’d like to read the Biblical evidence, see my recent Bible study Demonic Activity.

That study will help you understand one of the chief causes of demonic activity in the final days of this flesh earth age, which often takes place right in the church.

You’ll also learn more about how faithful Christians are supposed to deal with the presence of an evil spirit.

The bottom line is that demonic activity — which is to say, the activity of evil spirits on this earth — is very real.  And even some mainstream psychiatrists are slowly coming around to understand this, because there’s such a profound difference between mental illness and possession by evil spirits.

But if you truly want to understand the subject, the Word of God is the place to go, not some news article in the daily press.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Bilderberg 2018: Prelude to War with Iran, Or Not?

The 66th annual formal meeting of the globalist Bilderberg group, which has been taking place in Turin, Italy in the 6th month of this year (i.e., June 7-10, 2018), is now winding down to a close.

In the video at this link, you’ll see a 27-minute analysis of the meeting’s attendees as well as the topics being discussed this year.

The “citizen journalist” analysts in the video portray the meeting as an unprecedentedly large gathering of world movers, shakers, strategist and opinion-makers, including, for the first time ever, apparently, a high-ranking representative of the Vatican who reports back to the Pope.

All told, 130 of the world’s top power-brokers and influencers have been in attendance at this year’s meeting.

The analysts in the video claim, based on the sheer volume of attendees and their positions of power and influence, that the meeting is a sure sign that war with Iran is impending, and that the world’s leaders are preparing for it.

Bolton Predicts Iran War “Before 2019”

The video makers interject into their video commentary several news clips from recent years that seem to make the case for impending war with Iran.

This includes a news clip of president Trump’s new National Security Advisor, John Bolton, claiming to Iranian dissidents at the July 1, 2017 Iran Freedom Convention that “the declared policy of the United States of America should be the overthrow of the Mullah’s regime in Tehran.”

But here’s the clincher:  Bolton followed that statement by saying: 

“That’s why, before 2019, we here [at this meeting] will celebrate in Tehran.” (Watch the video from 13:40 to 14:01.)

In other words, one year ago in 2017, our now-current National Security Advisor, John Bolton, predicted to a prominent group of Iranian dissidents that the leadership of Iran will be overthrown by 2019, and that he’d personally be there in Tehran with the Iranian dissidents to help the celebrate the overthrow of the current Iranian regime.

Have We Heard All of This Before?

I’ve got to emphasize at this point that we’ve been hearing about “war with Iran” for over a decade now, almost to the point that you probably want to tune it out because you’ve heard it so many times.  It’s become like the little boy crying “Wolf!” one time too many.

But Biblically speaking, sooner or later that long-awaited war has to happen.  The prophetic events described in Daniel chapter 8 will indeed come to pass exactly as they’re written.

And if you’ve studied your Father’s Word, you know that when that particular war finally happens, the events it triggers include the unleashing of the Biblical “four winds,” which in turn bring about the rise of the four stages of one-worldism, the deadly wound, and ultimately the arrival of the antichrist himself.

So it’s critical for Bible students, especially students of Bible prophesy, to understand those events and how they’re triggered — basically in a domino effect — by the coming war on Iran.

If you’re not thoroughly familiar with this topic, see my previous Bible study, The Four Winds and the Deadly Wound.

Finally, keep in mind that there are now less than six months left of the year 2018.  So if Bolton was not just spouting hot air in his speech to the 2017 Iran Freedom Convention, it’s quite possible that this year’s Bilderberg meeting is indeed a harbinger of soon-coming war.

But frankly, in my humble opinion, the video analysts failed to solidly connect this year’s Bilderberg meeting with preparations for such a war.  Their analysis, while extremely interesting, was perhaps more sensationalistic than realistic.

So, will the prophetic war against Iran of Daniel chapter 8 take place this year, as Mr. Bolton, Trump’s National Security Advisor, has predicted?

Well, the only way to know for sure is to keep your eyes open, and watch.  Events leading to war are always planned well in advance, so they very often can (and do) take place quickly once the go-ahead has been given.

Other Topics

It’s important to note, however, that other than Iran, the Bilderberg group meeting covered many individual, yet interrelated, topics.  Here’s their complete topic list, straight from the Bildeberg website:

  1. Populism in Europe
  2. The inequality challenge
  3. The future of work
  4. Artificial intelligence
  5. The US before midterms
  6. Free trade
  7. US world leadership
  8. Russia
  9. Quantum computing
  10. Saudi Arabia and Iran
  11. The “post-truth” world
  12. Current events

I’ll give my own translation of those 12 topics for you, directly below, so you can better understand in more detail what these 12 areas of discussion among the globalist Bildeberg movers-and-shakers were likely about:

Populism in Europe — this most certainly was about dealing with the growing challenges to the New World Order now taking place throughout the EU in which nationalist and populist political movements have gained strength (i.e., Brexit, for example, as well as Italy’s recent leap toward nationalistic populism).  If the EU splinters and fractures due to nationalist and populist elections, it will be a major setback for the forces of globalism represented by the Bilderberg group.  How to stem the growing tide toward nationalism and populism was likely the topic under discussion.  This, by the way, is more evidence that our heavenly Father is at work fulfilling His Word in Zechariah 1:20, where He says He will send “four carpenters” (i.e., craftsmen) to “fray” (i.e., make afraid) the “horns of the gentiles” (i.e., the global power structure of the nations).  If the globalist Bilderbergers weren’t afraid of today’s resurgence of western nationalism and populism, it wouldn’t be their number one topic at this 666 (i.e., 66th year, 6th month) meeting.

The inequality challenge — likely more yakking about the supposed need for socialistic re-distribution of wealth from the “have” countries to the “have not” countries so everyone will be sure to get a “fair share” when the New World Order is finally launched. In reality, this long-proposed re-distribution of wealth is simply bringing everyone down to the same level of mediocre existence, with the exception of the elite, of course, who will continue to live like kings and queens at our expense.

The future of work — I’d wager this talk was about the disruptions to the economies of various countries being caused by technology and automation; they likely discussed the challenges as business and industry move more rapidly toward robotics which will ultimately put tens of millions of people out of work worldwide as machines do more and more of the work humans would normally do.  How do you balance the need for increased production (through technology and automation) with the need for continued maximum employment?  I’m sure they had a humdinger of a talk on this one.  You can bet worldwide socialism was their pat solution.

Artificial intelligence (AI) — this discussion likely centered around the benefits and drawbacks of artificial intelligence, i.e., machines that can think.  I have little doubt the discussion included malicious use of AI v/s ethical use of AI; how political manipulation and propaganda can be controlled by AI; and finally, they most likely discussed the fact that global power and mastery will be heavily concentrated into the hands those who control AI.

The US before midterms — If the U.S. mid-term elections result in a sweeping Democrat control of the House and Senate, as is being predicted, will this further hamstringing president Donald Trump from implementing his supposed “America first” policies? Or will Republicans maintain control of Congress and allow Trump’s policies to prevail?  If so, how will the nascent New World Order be affected, and how can the globalists effectively deal with either scenario?  Those were likely the angles of conversation under this particular topic heading.

Free trade — Tariffs on imported goods have been falling for years thanks to free trade agreements.  This has made certain key goods and products from foreign nations cheaper, keeping a damper on prices which would otherwise rise much faster.  The attendees likely discussed President Trump’s recent spate of protectionist tariffs against certain Canadian, EU, Mexican and Chinese products, as well as the potential for this kind of protectionism to lead to massive trade wars between nations, i.e., how this kind of protectionism might impact globalist plans for world-wide free trade.  After the G7 meeting, which Trump attended while the Bilderberg meeting was in full swing, Trump stated he’d prefer a global economic system in which there were no tariffs whatsoever.  I agree.  No tariffs on imported good would mean cheaper prices across the board.  Everyone benefits.  Of course, it won’t be the first time I’ve agreed with Donald Trump, only to have him reverse course later.

US world leadership — this was likely a discussion of what Germany’s Angela Merkel has been bringing up repeatedly in recent months, i.e., is the U.S. still a “reliable partner” for Europe?  This seems to be Europe’s only counterpoint to Trump’s repeated calls for the EU to take more economic and military responsibility for themselves, and not to rely so much on the American military and American money.  How will it pan out?  Well, perhaps a better question would be, how has it always panned out?  America will continue to foot the bulk of the bill, particularly for Europe’s defense.

Russia — there are obviously many topics likely to be discussed under the heading of “Russia,” but I suppose at the top of the list would be Russia’s completely understandable insistence on maintaining its territorial integrity in the face of NATO’s ongoing expansion attempts into eastern Europe.  Nobody likes their adversaries crowding up to their back door.  We didn’t like it when the Soviets moved into South and Central America in the 1980’s, and they don’t like it when we do the same thing to them, now.  I’m betting another aspect of this discussion centered around Russia’s insistence on developing a multi-polar global order (i.e., political influence being distributed evenly between multiple centers of power) v/s today’s uni-polar global order which is dominated largely by the West.  The long-running argument between Russia and the West on having a multi-polar global order versus today’s uni-polar global order is actually what’s holding up the formation and launch of the New World Order.  That’s why, as soon as possible, I’ll do a new Bible study on this very topic.  It’s becoming increasingly clear that Russia’s insistence on having a multi-polar global order is the monkey wrench that’s been thrown into the gears of today’s largely uni-polar New World Order.

Quantum computing — still in its infancy, many national governments and military agencies are working to develop quantum computers, which, theoretically, would run faster and be able to solve complex problems more quickly and efficiently that today’s classical computers.  Quantum computers could especially be used to solve problems that are not feasible to solve, from a practical standpoint, with classical computers.  The bottom line here is that the nations or entities which develop and control quantum computing will have a decided advantage over other nations and entities, in terms of political, social and economic power and control.  Expect to hear a lot more about this topic in the near future.

Saudi Arabia and Iran — this one was a bit of a surprise to me; not that the members of the Bilderberg group would be talking about Saudi Arabia and Iran, but that the two nations would be lumped together under the same discussion topic.  The Saudis, like Israel, supposedly despise the Iranian regime and want it replaced.  While the common wisdom is that eventually Israel will attack and defeat Iran, likely with strategic help from the United States, I’ve always wondered whether or not Israel and the U.S. would use the Saudis as a military proxy in this upcoming war.  That would make the Saudis the “rough he goat” of Daniel chapter 8.  In recent months I’ve found it quite interesting that we continue to sell the Saudis more and more high-powered military equipment and advanced weaponry — seemingly far beyond that which they need for their own self-defense.  I’ve also found it interesting that certain Saudi leaders who were basically pro-Iran have recently been purged from their leadership positions in that kingdom.  This is just further food for thought in relation to the coming war with Iran, as discussed earlier in this commentary.  Somebody has to fulfill the role of the “rough he goat” that attacks Iran in Daniel chapter 8.  And the most likely candidates are either Israel, the U.S., or another “global coalition” such as we had in Iraq.  But it’s quite interesting that the Bilderberg group has lumped Saudi Arabia into the Iran discussion topic.  Another reason to be very watchful.  Don’t let yourself be surprised by anything.  This is part and parcel of a very complex global chess match.

The “post-truth” world — they should have re-titled this one “Regaining Control of the Narrative,” because that’s essentially what it’s most likely about.  As former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski stated a few years before his death, the internet has given the common people access to far more information than they’ve ever had, making them more “politically awake” than “at any time in world history.”  This has led to populist uprisings that threaten global governance. Of course, as a counter-measure the powers-that-be have cleverly labeled that growing base of online information “fake news.”  But the real fake news, as you know, comes from your mainstream television media.  My suspicion is that the Bilderberg group discussed how to regain control of the narrative and get the people back into line with their globalist agenda.  Perhaps this discussion topic should have been titled, “Putting a waking population back to sleep.”

Current events — well, what more can you say about this very generalized topic other than they certainly weren’t discussing Justifiable’s big Triple Crown win at the Belmont Stakes horse race.  Or were they?

Globalism is the Key

Listen, it all centers around globalism.  But we’re going to have globalism not because man wishes it, but because our heavenly Father’s Word mandates it.

All of His children will be taken into captivity to a one-world system under Satan, so they can experience the heights of Satanic deception for themselves.

And then that system will be destroyed by our heavenly Father at Christ’s Second Advent.  It’s the Lord’s great “determination” to bring all of this about (see Zephaniah 3:8, and be sure to read the Bible study “The Four Parts of God’s Plan” available free when you opt-in on the home page at the HaveYeNotRead.com website).

All the Bilderberger group and other inter-related globalist organizations are doing is trying to work out the kinks to implementing the system they think they’re in charge of bringing into being.  You can call it the start of the “birth pangs” of Matthew 24:8 (i.e., “beginning of sorrows”) if you like, because that’s exactly what it is.

So now that you know, more or less, what the powers-that-be have been discussing at the 2018 Bilderberg meeting, keep your eyes on these things.  You’ll find these specific topics will be discussed more and more frequently in the news, now, as we move forward from this point.

What About Israel?

And by the way, you’ll notice one thing was suspiciously left off the discussion table at the Bildeberg meeting:  Israel.

That’s kind of odd, isn’t it, especially considering the fact that up to the time of the meeting Israel has been in the headlines virtually every day.

But it’s not because Israel isn’t an important topic.  It’s a critically important.  But the powers-that-be obviously don’t want to forecast some of their punches in advance.

Don’t let that seeming omission take your eyes off of Israel.  As you know, Israel is the barometer of the Middle East.  And maybe throwing Saudi Arabia into the discussion along with Iran was just a feign to distract our attention from something Israel is getting ready to do.

The Bilderberg group and others like them are playing global chess, beloved.  And sometimes you have to read between the lines to grasp their strategies.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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When Israel Got Away With Attacking America

God bless the veterans of the USS Liberty, which, on this day in 1967, were attacked by “our closest ally in the Middle East” — the nation of Israel.

Israel jammed the communications on the ship so they could not call for help, then proceeded to strafe them by air for hours, hoping to sink the ship and blame it on Egypt as a means of drawing the United States military into the so-called “6-day war” against the Arab states of Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.

Numerous eye-witness accounts from the crewmen — including books, articles, white papers and more — have been written since 1967, debunking Israel’s flimsy excuse that they thought the USS Liberty was an “Egyptian trawler.”

Indeed, the crewmen said the Israeli warplanes flew so close to the ship, multiple times before attacking, that they could wave at the Israeli pilots and virtually read the insignia on their uniforms. So that there was no way the Israelis could have mistaken the American flag on that ship for an Egyptian flag, nor was there any way they could have mistaken the U.S. sailors for Egyptian sailors, or the ship itself — which was clearly marked — for an Egyptian “trawler.”

Liberty survivors even submitted a war crimes report to the Department of Defense, which has never acknowledged the report to this day, and has adamantly refused to investigate the incident for the past 51 years, in spite of the overwhelming evidence against Israel for this horrific war crime.

Congress, likewise, has never investigated even though USS Liberty survivors have called for a Congressional investigations many times.

Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship suffered 34 men killed in action and 173 wounded in action.

Many of those U.S. sailors killed were in life rafts they’d jumped into when they thought the ship was going to sink — the Israelis repeatedly strafed the life rafts killing every escaping sailor in hopes of getting away with the crime by leaving no witnesses.

Eyewitnesses on the USS Liberty have written many books about the incident, but the mainstream media refuses to this day to tell their side of the story, repeating only that it was a case of “mistaken identity.”

Yet many know the truth. For example:

Senator Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R-IA), has stated:

“From what I have read I can’t tolerate for one minute that this attack was an accident.”

Dean Rusk, U.S. Secretary of State at the time of the incident:

“I was never satisfied with the Israeli explanation. Their sustained attack to disable and sink Liberty precluded an assault by accident or some trigger-happy local commander. Through diplomatic channels we refused to accept their explanations. I didn’t believe them then, and I don’t believe them to this day. The attack was outrageous.”

Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Ronald Reagan, offers another possible motive:

“I have never believed that the attack on the USS Liberty was a case of mistaken identity. That is ridiculous. I have flown over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, thousands of hours, searching for ships and identifying all types of ships at sea. The Liberty was the ugliest, strangest looking ship in the U.S. Navy. As a communications intelligence ship, it was sprouting every kind of antenna. It looked like a lobster with all those projections moving every which way. Israel knew perfectly well that the ship was American. After all, the Liberty’s American flag and markings were in full view in perfect visibility for the Israeli aircraft that overflew the ship eight times over a period of nearly eight hours prior to the attack.

 

“I am confident that Israel knew the Liberty could intercept radio messages from all parties and potential parties to the ongoing war, then in its fourth day, and that Israel was preparing to seize the Golan Heights from Syria despite President Johnson’s known opposition to such a move. I think they realized that if we learned in advance of their plan, there would be a tremendous amount of negotiating between Tel Aviv and Washington. And I believe Moshe Dayan concluded that he could prevent Washington from becoming aware of what Israel was up to by destroying the primary source of acquiring that information the USS Liberty.

 

“The result was a wanton sneak attack that left 34 American sailors dead and 171 seriously injured. What is so chilling and cold-blooded, of course, is that they could kill as many Americans as they did in confidence that Washington would cooperate in quelling any public outcry.”

That’s your wonderful United States government, folks. Remember when Trump promised if he was elected he’d immediately release the secret 28 pages of the so-called “9-11 Report,” and we’d learn through that who really attacked our nation on September 11, 2001?

Well, it never happened, any more than our brave leaders (sarcasm) would tell the truth about Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty.

Read into that whatever you will. I know who did both. And I despise them for it. “God’s chosen people”? Gimmee a break. Christians are God’s chosen people, not Christ-haters.  Learn more by reading the Bible study, People of the Curse.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Brave Teacher Refuses to Call School Kids by their “Transgender Names”; Now Fighting For His Job

According to a USA Today news article, a teacher named John Kluge is being forced by his school district to resign because he refuses to “call transgender students by their preferred names…reflecting the gender with which they identify.”

In other words, if little Timmy Jones claims he identifies as a girl and wants to be referred to as “Shirley Titwillow,” the teachers have to go along with the nonsense, or face the loss of their jobs.

Kluge claims it goes against his religious beliefs to do anything to promote transgenderism or other forms of gender confusion, and that forcing him to use language that goes against his beliefs is a violation of his First Amendment rights to free speech.

“I’m fine to teach students with other beliefs,” Kluge states, “but the fact that teachers are being compelled to speak a certain way is the scary thing.”

Not Unusual

Please don’t think forcing school teachers to kow-tow to transgenderism is an unusual event.  It’s not.  It’s now happening in schools all over the country, and all over the world.

Indeed, a good Bible student recently wrote me to say the same thing was happening in the school attended by her children. Everyone is being forced to call children by whatever name and gender the children claim to “identify with” rather than their actual name and gender. She wrote to say:

“From personal experience, the schools have allowed my kids to have full control of what happens. In their endeavor to make school a safe haven from bullies, they have also made it safe for kids to declare their sexual preferences and orientations.

 

I had to attend a meeting at the school last week where they explained to me their need to follow the human rights commission and allow my 13 yr old child to dictate what her transgender name is, and to refer to her with male pronouns.

 

I tried to explain what her legal name is, and that is the name I want them to use when they communicate with me or my child, but I sure didn’t get anywhere. They are more concerned about my child’s so-called rights.

 

This world is so upside down, because people are letting the devil have the control we ourselves have through the blood of Jesus. We need to take it back by Faith.”

Well, I couldn’t agree more.  Christians are the only people in this country — and this world — suited to putting a stop to this. At the very least, Christians can simply refuse to go along with it altogether.

And if Christians would just study a little bit to see WHY this “transgender” nonsense is being foisted upon their children so vehemently in schools, they’d be stunned to learn that it’s been part of Satan’s plan all along.

Satan’s “Great Work”

Indeed, Satan’s goal — referred to for centuries by occultists and Kabbalists as his “magnum opus” or “great work” — is to use transgenderism to increase confusion to such a degree that the entire world is transformed under his rule, and God’s children from the very youngest to the oldest are so debauched and soiled by the resulting sinfulness that God has no choice but to condemn them.

All I can say is thank God for the Millennium teaching period, in which God’s children will finally have a chance to hear the truth taught correctly…repent of their sins…and overcome the confusion that’s been foisted upon them as this final generation comes to a close.

Meanwhile, however, YOU can learn more about Satan’s use of transgenderism to further his goal of instituting worldwide Babylonianism.

For example, why do you think Satan’s system is called “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth” in the great book of Revelation? It’s because Satan’s system is designed to force God’s children to embrace the abominations of the earth, through institutionalized confusion.

And that’s exactly what you’re seeing take place today:  The powers-that-be are actually passing regulations and laws to make it mandatory for teachers (and ultimately, parents) to go along with transgenderism.

And they’re starting in the schools by foisting on them the policies of the UN’s “International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education,” which is a global mandate for indoctrinating children in pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, pro-transgenderism, and pro-fornication propaganda starting in kindergarten.”

Learn more in the in-depth study “Lucifer, the Divine Androgyne: Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement.”

You’ll discover how and why this abomination is being foisted upon our society –worldwide — with such astonishing speed and impact in the final days of this flesh earth age.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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What Went Wrong With Western Christianity?

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me!It’s my belief that one of the main reasons Western Europe is being overrun by an alien culture and religion known as Islam, at the direction of the false Jews, is that Christians no longer take seriously Christ’s command to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

According to new research conducted throughout 15 different Western European countries, most people who call themselves “Christians” on that continent no longer bother to practice their profession of faith.

Those 15 countries are the very countries that used to be referred to as the “western Christian nations,” beloved.  And in times past, they boldly carried out what was known as The Great Commission, which is to say, the taking of the Gospel message to the world.

But they’ve now been conquered by the false religions of science, humanism, atheism, agnosticism, Islam, Judaism and other religions.   And that’s because they gradually gave up on being Christian conquerors themselves.  They fell to the politically correct notion that preaching the Gospel is not only no longer necessary, but is an embarrassment.

And of course, if you’re embarrassed over Christ and His Gospel, then Luke 9:26 automatically kicks in, “For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.”

Conquest Theology Ignored

Even among Christians in Western Europe who do profess a belief in God’s Word and say they try to practice it, it’s abundantly evident they don’t understand the simple fact that Gospel message is part of the spiritual conquest theology of Jesus Christ, with the point of that conquest theology being to boldly and decisively take the Gospel message to the world and use it to convert them.

In other words, Christians are not supposed to be passive nor dispassionate in their evangelism, but instead, are supposed to be “more than conquerors” through Jesus Christ by unceasingly bringing the Gospel message to the rest of the world.

Christ’s final command to His disciples was to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” That command is part and parcel of His second major Gospel command to His disciples, “Take up your cross and follow Me.”

In other words, just as He boldly and decisively took the Gospel message all of the way to the cross, in like manner Christians must carry forth the Gospel message with the same vigor, determination and intensity, and with the same end-goal in mind:  spiritual conquest.

But instead of being conquerors carrying forth the cross of Christ to the rest of the world with unstoppable courage and determination, Christians throughout Western Europe, and now throughout Canada and America as well, have become little more than pew potatoes.

To them, fulfilling the “Great Commission” revolves around going to church on Sunday, and rushing home afterwards to catch the big game on TV.

What’s more, as the western Europeans have demonstrated, sitting in a pew every Sunday for decades at a time inevitably becomes boring.  So there are many Christians today who don’t bother to attend church at all, or if they do, it’s mainly as a social function and not an opportunity to learn how to spiritually conquer the world through Christ by carrying forth His Gospel message.

In other words, in terms of the carrying forth of the Gospel message — i.e., fulfilling The Great Commission — Christians have thrown up the white flag of defeat, completely forgetting that Christ also stated, “And whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38).

So what’s the point, under such circumstances, of calling oneself “Christian”?  Frankly, there’s no point.  No point at all.

Christian KnightTaking and Holding Ground

That’s one of the reasons I wrote the Bible study Taking and Holding Ground: a Gospel Message, which explains in simple terms what the conquest theology of the Bible is, and how to implement it.

But why should you, as a faithful practicing Christian, learn about the conquest theology of the Bible and how to implement it?

Simple.  It’s because every other major religion has a conquest theology of its own.

And if you’re not practicing the conquest theology of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, then you’re fair game for theirs, because the other major religions are relentless about conquering Christianity and turning it into a vassal religion.

I’ve said it over and over and over again:  In this flesh earth age we now live in, we’re operating behind enemy lines.  And we have a job to do here.  That job is to take the Gospel message seriously enough to boldly carry it forth to others.

What’s more, our God is a “You asked for it, you got it” kind of guy.  If you don’t want to practice your own religion by carrying forth the Gospel message to the unbelievers, He’ll give you someone else’s religion to practice.

It might be the religion of “science,” or the religion of humanism, or some altogether foreign religion.  But conquered you will be, for the simple reason you gave up being a conqueror.  You turned your back on His command to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” and to “Take up your cross and follow Me.”

By that I mean, when He sees you’re no longer carrying out the Gospel mission — the Great Commission — but have become a mere pew potato, or worse, He’ll allow the enemy to conquer you.

This, just as He allowed the Assyrian enemy to conquer and carry away the bulk of the 10 tribes who were no longer the “light to the world” they had been ordained to be…followed by allowing the Babylonian enemy to conquer and carry away the tribe of Judah for the same reason…and the Roman army to conquer and eventually scatter the remnant of Judah and Israel for the same reason.

Covert and Overt Conquerors

Today, our two main enemies practicing their own form of conquest theology are a covert one, and an overt one.

The covert enemy is composed of the false Jews of Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 and their supporters who cleverly hide their acts of conquest through their control of the four hidden dynasties of politics, education, economics and religion.

They conquer through implementation of humanism and the institution of politically correct policies in society, which gradually negate God’s Word.

The overt enemy is composed of the radical Islamics, who, rather than working clandestinely, work openly and with raw, brute force to conquer Christianity.

There are other enemies, as well.  But those are the two main ones, both of which operate under the direction of Satan himself.

Unfortunately, what’s happened in Western Europe in the final generation of this flesh earth age is, today, gradually, but inexorably, happening throughout Canada and America as well.

Christianity is indeed being conquered through the means I’ve described above.  Indeed, in many ways Christianity is being slowly ground under the heels of its enemies.

Sadly, most Christians today don’t even realize that Christ has enemies.  And that’s because the vast majority of Christians neither understand the conquest theology inherent in the Gospel, not its purpose, nor choose to learn it and practice it.

They no longer realize this is spiritual warfare.  And they no longer take up their cross.  And thus they are no longer of any value to the Father and His Christ.

They simply don’t realize we’re engaged in a long-term spiritual warfare, and we’re expected to man the front lines and “fight the good fight of faith” the entire time we’re here on this earth, having “professed a good profession before many witnesses” (I Timothy 6:12).

Presenting the Terms of Conquest

So what about you?

If you haven’t done so already, consider reading the Bible study, Taking and Holding Ground: a Gospel Message.  You might be surprised at what you learn about the Gospel mandate and the true meaning of The Great Commission.

After all, Christ has already accomplished the conquest.  All we as faithful Christians must do is present the terms of that conquest to the world.  The Gospel message is Christ’s terms of conquest, beloved.  But you have to know and understand those terms of conquest in order to effectively present them to the world.

And you have to present that message boldly, decisively and without fear or favor to anyone.  And if you think “Jesus saves” is all there is to the terms of the Gospel message, you’re sadly mistaken.  You’ve been in the pew way too long, when you should have been in your Father’s Word, instead.

“Jesus saves” is a beautiful message.  But He saves through spiritual conquest, and if you’re not familiar with that spiritual conquest, you simply don’t know the true meaning of the Gospel.

So are you up to the task of learning the New Testament message of spiritual conquest through the carrying out of the Great Commission?  I’ll ask you the same question I ask of the western Europeans:  If not, why even bother to call yourself “Christian”?

Western Europe is now commonly referred to as “post-Christian Europe.”  Soon, America and Canada will be referred to as “post-Christian” as well.

And that’s because, in large part, we so-called “New World” Christians are gradually becoming as jaded and lazy and unbelieving as the Christians of Western Europe have become.

We’re helplessly succumbing to the conquest of outside forces, rather than holding the Gospel message up high and conquering those same outside forces with it.

We’ve forgotten our first love (Revelation 2:4), which is the Gospel message.  And we no longer understand that the Gospel is a message of unrelenting spiritual conquest.

It’s a kind-hearted conquest, yes.  And the terms are very, very generous.

But it’s conquest nonetheless.  And Christians need to learn the terms of that conquest so they can present those terms with the same boldness as the disciples of Christ who quite literally put their lives on the line over it.

Either learn to be a conqueror, or be conquered, beloved.  The choice is up to you.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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The Trump-Cyrus “Temple Coin”

You’ve probably seen news articles about the new coin being minted in Israel featuring president Trump’s image superimposed over the image of King Cyrus of Persia.

And you’ve likely seen the enthusiastic, and I dare say raving comments from Christians about what a significant event the minting of this coin is.

According to an article in the Daily Mail, the makers of the coin “liken Trump to the savior from the Bible.” This, of course, is not in reference to Jesus Christ, but instead, in reference to King Cyrus, who, some 2,500 years ago conquered the Babylonian empire and allowed a small contingent of Israelites who were largely of the tribe of Judah to return to Jerusalem from their exile in Babylon to rebuild the Holy Temple.

The coin was said to have been minted to honor president Trump for his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Middle East nation of Israel.

Of course, some rabbis have been calling on Trump — who is a building constructor by trade — to come to Jerusalem and supervise the rebuilding of the so-called “Third Temple” himself, claiming that he’s “destined” to do so “before the coming of Messiah.”

Fundraising Gimmick

We’ll come back to that mistaken notion in just a moment. But first, let’s look at this “Trump-Cyrus” coin for what it actually is.

It’s important to note that the coin was not sanctioned or minted by the government of Israel.  It’s therefore not a “legal tender” coin.  Instead, it was minted by a small, private Israeli “non-profit educational and religious organization” called the Mikdash Educational Center.  In other words, it’s a medallion, and not an actual “coin.”

Only 1,000 of the “coins” were actually minted by this organization, according to most news sources.  They’re approximately two inches in diameter, and are made of pewter (i.e., cheap tin mixed with a few other inexpensive metals), with some of the “coins” being silver-plated and some being gold-plated, according to news reports.

The “coins,” which cost only a few dollars apiece to mint, are being sold, largely to U.S. Christians, for $50 to $70 per coin.

In short, the so-called Trump-Cyrus “Temple coin” (i.e., medallion) is simply the centerpiece of a fundraising gimmick.  It was minted by a small, private Israeli company that “holds educational activities in the U.S.” regarding the building of the so-called “Third Temple” in Jerusalem, and which has apparently learned how easy it is to use cheap trinkets to shake down Biblically illiterate Christians for their hard-earned money.

Dubbed the “Temple Coin”

While news sources have dubbed the coin the “Trump-Cyrus” coin, the Mikdash Education Center has dubbed the coin “The Temple Coin.”

And they’ve placed an image of the so-called “Third Temple” on the back of the coin, because, according to an article in the Times of Israel, “…Trump, like Cyrus, made a ‘big declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the holy people.’”

In reality, Cyrus simply released a very small group of Israelites under Ezra and Nehemiah to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the true temple of God.

When he did so, he was acting in accord with the prompting of the Holy Spirit of God (Ezra 1:2), and in direct relation to the Holy Scriptures in which God told the children of Israel, through the prophet Jeremiah, that they’d be going into captivity for 70 years, and afterwards would be allowed to return to Jerusalem (Jeremiah 29:10; Daniel 9:2).

King Cyrus the Persian did not free the Israelites from Babylon to move a governmental embassy to Jerusalem.  So comparisons between Cyrus and Trump are essentially ludicrous.  Yet I continue to hear these comparisons being made, even among supposedly learned Christians.

Cyrus ruthlessly and with great vigor conquered the entire empire of Babylon, and afterwards released that small contingent of Israelites to return to Jerusalem.

Trump, on the other hand, has done nothing to conquer the growing worldwide Babylon of today, breaking all of his promises to “dismantle NATO”…get America “out of the New World Order”… “drain the swamp”…and “rebuild America’s infrastructure.”

Instead, he’s re-affirmed and strengthened NATO…double-mindedly proclaimed himself “both a nationalist and a globalist” while leaving the bulk of the nation’s globalist treaties in place…eliminated all “America first” members from his cabinet and replaced them with globalist antichrist Jewsfilled “the swamp” with even more vile swamp critters than ever…and has not lifted a finger to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

So again, Biblical comparisons between Trump and Cyrus are based largely on gross misapplications of the Scriptures, to say the least.  If anything, Trump is the anti-Cyrus (i.e., the instead-of-Cyrus) of these end days, not a type of the Biblical Cyrus.

Again, in Old Testament times, after 70 years of Babylonian captivity, Cyrus conquered Babylon and was charged by God to release a small contingent of God’s People true Israel to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the true temple.

Today, however, on the 70th anniversary of false Israel’s planting in the Middle East land of Israel in 1948, president Trump merely moved an embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  Anyone who can’t see the profound differences between those two feats shouldn’t be calling themselves “elect” and claiming to have “eyes to see and ears to hear.”

What’s more, most of the misapplications of Scripture being bandied about online — such as the Trump/Cyrus comparison — are being fed to Biblically illiterate Christians by the Christ-hating rabbis of false Israel, who want Trump to throw the weight of his prestigious office behind the building of a so-called “Third Temple” in Jerusalem, now that he’s moved the American embassy there.

In other words, they want Trump to do the work of the antichrist by building a temple designed to replace Christianity with a false religion and a false messiah.

That Cyrus most certainly did not do.

Cyrus did the work of God Almighty by conquering Babylon and freeing that small contingent of Israelites to return to Jerusalem to rebuild God’s holy temple — a job which,  as we’ll see momentarily, Christians can continue today simply by teaching the Gospel message, as we’re ordered to do by Jesus Christ Himself (Mark 16:15).

We’ll discuss that critical fact in more depth, in just a minute, as it seems today some Christians don’t understand the difference between the true “Third Temple” of God, and the false, nor how Christians are to help build the true “Third Temple.”

But first, it’s important to understand that the Mikdash organization claims they intend to use the money paid to them for these silly coins in order to “help spread the light of Jerusalem and the spirit of the Holy Temple throughout the world.”

That’s the spirit of the antichrist they’re spreading, beloved.  Not the spirit of Jesus Christ.

In other words, this Mikdash Education Center is using the funds made from the Trump-Cyrus “Temple” coins to promote the building of the so-called Third Temple in Jerusalem.  And Christians who are buying these coins, or even cheering in their hearts over the appearance of these coins, are in essence supporting the work of the antichrist himself, who will seat himself in that very temple.  As it’s written:

2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [i.e.,, Christ’s Second Advent] shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

 

2Th 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The so-called Third Temple in Jerusalem will indeed be called “the temple of God.”  But in reality, it’s the habitation of the antichrist himself, i.e., Satan in his role as the false messiah, seeking to replace Jesus Christ and His many-membered body with a lie.  And Christians who fall for it will, quite unwittingly, become the spiritual “bricks” in that false temple.

Nevertheless, the Mikdash Education Center cleverly claims:

“’President Trump is starting a prophetic process by moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem,’ Mikdash representative Rabbi Mordechai Persoff told KOBI.

 

“’Just like King Cyrus 2,500 years ago said, “he charged me to build a house in Jerusalem”, here again, President Trump is building a house in Jerusalem.’”

Uh, yeah.  “A prophetic process.”  Please remind me again exactly where that’s written in the Bible.  Of course, you can’t, because it’s not.

You’ll never find God living in that “house.”  A governmental embassy in Jerusalem is not the Temple of God, by any stretch of the imagination — especially one that’s in cahoots with those who hate, loathe and despise the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and teach through their own so-called “Holy books” that his mother, Mary, was a whore and that He’s boiling in hot excrement in hell, eternally.

It’s Kenite chicanery, pure and simple, to conflate the moving of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem with the work of Cyrus in conquering the entire empire of Babylon and freeing a small contingent of God’s people to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple of God.

And Christians are not only falling for this false doctrine, but carrying the water of the synagogue Jews of Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 for them by embracing, promoting and cheering it on.

The True “Third Temple” v/s the False “Third Temple”

Let’s take this lesson just a little bit further:

The word “Mikdash,” — as used in the name of the organization that minted the coins, i.e., Mikdash Education Center — is a combination of two Hebrew words, makom and kodesh.   The Hebrew word makom essentially means “place.”   And kodesh means “holy.”

So the word “Mikdash” simply means the holy place, which of course is in reference to the Temple of God, the dwelling place of God.

In other words, the Mikdash Education Center seeks to educate people worldwide about the supposed necessity of building a “Third Temple” or “holy place” in Jerusalem, which they claim is necessary for the arrival of the “Messiah.”  Their website explains this clearly and explicitly.

Of course, the true Messiah of God, Jesus Christ, already has a temple.  He needs not have one built for Him in Jerusalem out of brick-and-mortar.

In other words, the true dwelling place of God is not and never again will be a physical building located in the physical city of Jerusalem, but instead, is the worldwide many-membered Body of Christ.  He indwells within faithful Christians through the Holy Spirit.

The true “temple of God,” therefore, is a living temple, not the brick-and-mortar building the members of the Judaic religion are looking forward to constructing in Jerusalem for their false messiah, who is the devil himself.

As Christians, we make up the true temple of God, of which we are the temple body and Christ is the temple head after the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4).  As St. Peter put it:

1Pe 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

 

1Pe 2:6  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

That “chief corner stone” of the true temple of God was laid in Zion some 2,000 years ago, beloved, when Christ gave His life on that cross on the hill known as Golgotha.  It’s the spiritual cornerstone (named Jesus Christ) to a spiritual temple known as the Body of Christ.  Get it?

Ever since Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, the building of the true temple — the faithful many-membered body of Christ — has been in process, and has spread worldwide as the Scriptures prophesied (Genesis 28:14).  As it’s further written:

1Pe 2:7  Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner

 

1Pe 2:8  And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

 

1Pe 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

It’s all about Jesus Christ, beloved, and building the body of Christ by preaching the Gospel of Christ.  We’re not talking about some physical temple in the Middle East land of Israel, but instead, a living body of faithful believers, worldwide.  As St. Paul so aptly put it:

1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 

 

1Co 3:17  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

 

1Co 3:18  Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

 

1Co 3:19  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

The “wisdom of this world” tells us we need to support the building of a “Third Temple” in Jerusalem.  But falling for that “wisdom” is a form of spiritual defilement.

In this flesh earth age, I believe the only “Third Temple” in Jerusalem is going to be the many-membered body of the antichrist.  And all too many Christians have joined it already, in their hearts, without even realizing it.

God’s word tells us we’re to support the building of the true temple of God — which is the family household of God under the rule of Jesus Christ.  Period.  Leave all of the hoopla over the building of physical temples in Jerusalem to the false Jews.  It’s a defilement of your very soul to support or cheer for such a thing.

So be very careful of that which you cheer about.  I see lots of cheering among Christians for the building of a physical so-called “Third Temple” in the city of Jerusalem.  Again, Christians who support the false Jews of Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 are unwittingly going to be the very “bricks” in that “Third Temple,” beloved.  Are you really cheering for that?

Oddly, I don’t see much cheering among Christians any longer for the spread of the Gospel message.  Not much at all.  Isn’t that odd to you?

It’s as if Christians today have completely forgotten about spreading the Gospel to those who don’t have it, and have instead turned toward the moronic religious traditions of the false Jews.

It’s certainly a sad commentary on what passes for the Christian church today.  They so badly want these end days to be “over with” that they cheer a stupid, cheap tin “temple coin,” and support in their hearts (and oft-times with their wallets) the building a “Third Temple” in Jerusalem.

But they no longer want to accomplish the true work that needs to be finished in order to get this flesh age over with, which is to say, the uncompromising setting forth of the Gospel message to the rest of the world.  This flesh earth age cannot end until the Gospel message has been preached in every corner.

That’s why God will ultimately have to intervene and do it Himself when He speaks through His elect after they’re betrayed by their own kind and delivered up to the Sanhedrin councils and religious synagogues of Satan, as explained in Mark 13.

And Christians wonder why the Scriptures says Jesus will summarily reject some of them when He arrives (Matthew 7:23).  Well, they left all of the work up to Him, while they buddy-buddied around with the false Jews and cheered and supported their deceptive work.

As St. Paul put it in the great book of Ephesians, our job is to build the true temple, which is the habitation of God:

Eph 2:18  For through him [i.e., Jesus Christ] we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

 

Eph 2:19  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

 

Eph 2:20  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

 

Eph 2:21  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

 

Eph 2:22  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

God dwells within His faithful elect, beloved.  He does not, and never again will, dwell in a physical building in earthly Jerusalem, which is the city of the desolate (Luke 13:35) as well as the city of the coming desolation (Mark 13:14).

He dwells instead in a worldwide body of people who have received the Gospel message with joy and who faithfully carry it forth on His behalf (Mark 16:15).  That’s His dwelling place forevermore.  It’s sad Christians don’t understand that simple, Bible truth.

Faithful Christians, in spreading the Gospel message of Christ, are helping build the true (and only) temple of God.  That, beloved, is the true “Third Temple” of God, i.e., the faithful many-membered body of Christ.  It’s 2,000 years old, and it’s still being built.

You’re part and parcel of that temple, if you’re faithfully sticking to God’s Word and not being carried away with “every wind of doctrine by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lay in wait to deceive” (Ephesians 4:14).

And you’re also a builder of that temple, if you’re helping to bring forth the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  As it’s written:

1Co 3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

 

1Co 3:11  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ

In short, when Christians get caught up in the euphoria of supporting the building of a so-called “Third Temple” in Jerusalem, so that “Jesus can come,” they’re in reality (albeit unwittingly) rejecting the Biblical truism that faithful Christians are, and always will be, the true temple of God.

They’re ignoring the building of the eternal spiritual temple — the many-membered body of Christ — and are ignorantly focused on the building of an earthly physical temple which is of the antichrist himself, and which has no redemptive power whatsoever, but can only destroy one’s soul.

“Touch not the unclean thing,” beloved (II Corinthians 6:17).  Don’t cheer for the work of the antichrist and his little antichrists in Jerusalem.

The Habitation of Peace

Jerusalem simply means the “habitation of peace.”  And it’s only those who have the Holy Spirit of the Prince of Peace dwelling and operating within them who make up that habitation of peace and its true temple.

The children of Satan love to deceive Christians into thinking that in supporting their activities in regards to the physical city of Jerusalem, they’re participating in fulfillment of Bible prophesy.

But all they’re actually doing is spiritually defiling themselves, looking to “hurry up” the end days without having to do the work of the end days, which is the spread of the Gospel of Christ to the rest of the world.

So sit back and watch what the antichrist Jews are doing, yes.  Carefully note everything they do in relation to Bible prophesy, yes.

But participate in it…cheer it on…have your spirits lifted up for seeing it…no.  For what you’re cheering for is an abomination to the Lord.  He even calls it “the abomination which maketh desolate” (Daniel 12:11; Mark 13:14).

Why Do the False Jews Want Christian Support?

I’ll say it again:

I sincerely doubt there will ever be a physical brick-and-mortar “Third Temple” in Jerusalem.  There might be.  But I doubt it.  The false Jews continue to push for one.  And they continue to push for Christian support of one.

Isn’t that amazing, considering their hatred of both Christ and Christianity?

Why would they need and want the backing and support of Christians?  Why can’t they just build their so-called “Third temple” without our support?  They’ve built entire metropolises in that country.

It’s because the building of that “Third Temple” in Jerusalem is already taking place. But it, too, is a spiritual building with global reach.  You see, it’s the many-membered body of the antichrist.  And sadly, it’s composed largely of fallen Christians, which is to say, Christians who have unwittingly thrown their support behind the false Jews and their various antichrist projects, thinking they’re helping fulfill Bible prophesy and bring this flesh age to a faster close.

And that’s nothing to cheer on, beloved.  You should be working to build up Christians in the Word of God, not unwittingly cheering their fall into the arms of the antichrist through all of this “Third Temple” nonsense.

If you want to participate in the building of the true “Third Temple,” and work to bring about the end of this flesh earth age, then beloved…teach the Gospel.  That’s the only way.  Have you forgotten?

The true temple of God has been in the process of being built ever since Jesus Christ died on that cross at Calvary.  And it’s still being built today — through the preaching and teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ which draws more and more of God’s children into His many-membered body, which is His Temple.

The true “Third temple” is called Christianity.  Again, it’s not some brick-and-mortar building in Jerusalem.  It’s a global living body of supporters of Jesus Christ.  And there will never be another.  It’s eternal.

So instead of cheering on the work of the antichrist, Christians should be embracing and cheering on the work of Jesus Christ.

Tricked Into Abandoning the Gospel Work

Unfortunately, all too many Christians in the final days of this flesh age have been tricked into abandoning that Gospel work, thinking themselves to be “wise” in taking part in, or supporting in their hearts, the work of the false Jews, which is an abomination and a desolation to one’s very soul.

Instead of buying stupid pewter coins to help fund the works of the antichrist, Christians should be doing what the Scripture says, and “buy of Me gold tried in the fire…that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear” (Revelation 3:18).

“Gold tried in the fire” means all of the impure elements (i.e., the religious, political and social traditions of man) have been removed, and only God’s eternal truth remains.

As Christians, we’re to work to remove all of the impure traditions that are being foisted upon us in place of the truth of God’s Word.  The plain, unadulterated truth, beloved, is far more valuable than gold (and far more so that cheap, silver or gold-plated “temple” coins).

Leave the building of the so-called “Third Temple” to the Christ-haters in Jerusalem, beloved. And work to keep as many Christians as possible from becoming spiritual “bricks” in that temple, by waking them up to the truth.

In short, be very careful of what you cheer for.  And as an aside, be careful of who you label a “King Cyrus.”  You might just be showing your ignorance of God’s Word.  To date, there is no Biblical correlation between Cyrus and Trump whatsoever.

It’s easy to get caught up in the euphoria of the masses and get pulled off-target. Again, don’t allow yourself to get carried away with “every wind of doctrine by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lay in wait to deceive” (Ephesians 4:14).

As it’s written, we’re supposed to stay on a very narrow path, and “Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil” (Proverbs 4:27).

And as it’s further written, “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” (I Corinthians 10:12).

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Debauching the Bride of Christ; Transgenders Encouraged To Become Priests in Church Diversity Drive

In this news article from the British newspaper, Telegraph, it’s being reported that the Church of England is now actively recruiting transgender individuals to become vicars (i.e., clergy members, priests) as part of an ongoing “diversity drive.”

We’ll discuss more about this in regards to the debauching of the Bride of Christ in just a moment, and learn exactly why it’s taking place now, in these final days of this flesh earth age.  But first, here’s what a newly issued “guidance” from Bishops in the Church of England says:

Nobody should be told that their sexual or gender identity in itself makes them an unsuitable candidate for leadership in the Church.

According to the Telegraph, this new “guidance” from Church of England Bishops adds:

“…the perception that the Church is homophobic and transphobic is harming our mission, especially to young people. 

 

We need to challenge this perception by reaching out to LGBT+ people with the good news of God’s love, modelling God’s welcome and care for all people.”

In other words, within the Church of England just about any form of perversion now goes, apparently, including homosexual and transgender priests.

And why?  Because, the church Bishops say, failure to include the LGBT crowd “harms their mission” to young people.

But God’s Word says quite the opposite.  Such sexual appetites are referred to in the Scriptures as “vile affections” that are “against nature” and are soundly condemned.  As it’s written:

Rom 1:26  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:

 

Rom 1:27  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.

Such behavior (and the Satanic pride behind it, which they now call “gay pride”) is also soundly condemned in God’s Word as being a form of “unrighteous” behavior so egregious that, short of repentance, it eliminates ones inheritance in the eternal kingdom of God.  As it’s further written:

1Co 6:9  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,

 

1Co 6:10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

 

1Co 6:11  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

God’s Word says if you’re involved in it, repent and come out of it because you’re never going to make it into the eternity if you don’t.  But what do the leaders within the Church of England say?  One LGBT church leader is quoted as saying:

“It’s my hope that the work being undertakenwill send a very strong signal to LGBT+ people that they’re welcomed and valued on equal terms with our brothers and sisters.  

 

“And to those who seek to treat us as a problem, to harm and dismiss us and deny our gifts and callings – that their behaviour will no longer be tolerated.”  

In other words, telling the perverts that they’re going to hell if they don’t repent and change their evil ways is no longer within the purview of the church.  We must have “big tent” religion now, which means everyone’s welcome no matter what.  It’s “all styles served here” religion.

The church leaders even whine about being identified as “homophobic,” stating “We need to challenge this perception by reaching out to LGBT+ people with the good news of God’s love, modelling God’s welcome and care for all people.”

Except for one little problem:  God doesn’t “welcome and care for all people.”  He welcomes and cares for those who are sincerely repentant of their sins and faithful to His Word.

Yes, He loves all of His children. But those who refuse to repent of their unrighteous behavior are ultimately cast out.  He seeks to save them through the Gospel message, but makes it clear that if they fail to repent and turn away from their ungodly behavior, they’re going to die in their sins.

In short, the Bible clearly teaches that such perversions are abominations to the Lord that rob the individual of His chance for eternal life in God’s family household.  You simply can’t get into God’s eternal family household if you’re perverting God’s nature.

What You’re Witnessing Today: the Debauching of the Bride of Christ

I’ve repeatedly explained that what you’re witnessing today is the culmination of Satan’s occult so-called “magnum opus,” or “great work,” in which polar opposites are purposely being blended together in order to transform the globe into a “new way” that essentially estranges God’s children from God’s eternal family household.

In this particular case, people who practice and promote “vile affections” (i.e., homosexuals and transgenders) are being blended with what’s supposed to be God’s righteous many-membered body on this earth — which is to say, Christ’s very bride, the Christian church

The goal of bringing homosexuals and transgenders into the priesthood of the modern church is to corrupt and debauch the bride of Christ to the point our Lord and Savior cannot accept her in spiritual marriage, but instead must condemn her for the egregious nature of her sins.

This is one reason why only the faithful elect remnant will be considered by Christ to be His Bride upon His return.

As I’ve taught many times, Satan’s goal is to debase God’s children to the point that they’re simply unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven.  He knows he can’t defeat or otherwise harm God.  Therefore, the only thing he has left is to put God into the position of having to destroy more and more of His children in the lake of fire.

And of course, the church is his main target.  He pretty much has everyone else in his pocket already. This is why you now see so-called “gay priests” (i.e., homosexual clergy) in just about every major Christian denomination including:

American Churches that Accept Homosexual Clergy:

  • The Catholic Church
  • The Protestant United Church of Christ
  • The Lutheran Church
  • The Presbyterian Church
  • The Episcopal Church
  • Segments of the United Methodist Church
  • The Christian Church (i.e., Disciples of Christ)

Churches Around the World that Accept Homosexual Clergy:

  • The Church of Scotland
  • The Church of England
  • The Church of Sweden
  • The Church of Norway
  • The Church of Denmark
  • The Church of Iceland
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
  • The Evangelical Church of Germany
  • The Methodist Church of Britain
  • The Protestant Church in the Netherlands
  • The United Protestant Church in Belgium
  • The Swiss Reformed Church
  • The United Protestant Church of France
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
  • The Anglican Church in Canada
  • The Old Catholic Church
  • The United Church of Christ in Japan
  • The Southern Province Synod of the Moravian Church (Protestant)

Trend Toward Transgender Clergy Also Growing

What’s more, according to TheChristianPost.com, transgender clergy are also becoming more accepted in the U.S.

They write:  “Transgender clergy now serve openly in several mainline and progressive Christian denominations.”

These churches included several diocese of the Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church.

The Anglican Church in Australia has also ordained transgender priests.

So the phenomenon of bringing transgender individuals right into the church clergy is not limited to the Church of England. It’s a growing trend.

Not Limited to Sexuality

What’s more, it’s important to understand that this blending of polar opposites I’ve been talking about in recent studies and commentaries — including the blending of ordained homosexual and transgender priests into the clergy of major churches — is not limited to sexuality or gender.

For example:

  • Polar opposite cultures are being blended through forced immigration.
  • Fruits and vegetables are being mixed and merged through genetic manipulation.
  • Insect and animal genes are being inserted into plant genes.
  • Polar opposite religions are being blended through the growing “interfaith” movement and the Masonic syncretism of religions that states “all religions equally lead to God.”
  • And there’s much more, if you’ve got your eyes open.

All of these blendings, mixings and mergings are against God’s Word, because they violate the principle of leaving God’s creation as He made it.

We’re supposed to be faithful caretakers of God’s creation.  As such, we’re to dress and keep (i.e., tend and preserve) God’s creation, just as Adam was commanded to dress and keep (i.e., tend and preserve) the Garden.

We’re not to change and debauch it.  We’re charged with preserving it.

The end goal of this societal blending of opposites into one big mishmash of confusion is the achievement of what the occultists refer to as the “Universal Synthesis” resulting in the establishment of what they claim to be “a perfect social order.”

In other words, this merging of opposites is designed specifically to transform society globally, and ultimately to bring about the one-world religio-political system known in the book of Revelation as Mystery, Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.

To better understand this, there are two important Bible studies you might want to read, if you haven’t already:

Those Bible studies will help you understand, through Scripture, what you’re witnessing today as this great global transformation continues to pick up steam.

Don’t let anyone tell you this is a passing phrase or a fad.  It’s not.  What you’re witnessing today is part of the final “lap around the track,” so to speak, in terms of the powers-that-be preparing this earth for Satan’s arrival.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Queen Elizabeth Names Prince Charles Next Ruler; Mamzer Marries Into Royal Line

Over the past month or so we’ve had two very interesting pieces of Royal Family news that bear a bit of scrutiny for those who understand the Key of David.

I would even venture to call the events behind these two news stories benchmarks of these end days.

First, Queen Elizabeth II finally named Prince Charles as her successor to the throne of Britain.  According to this news article:

“It’s almost impossible to believe that in her 91 years of living Queen Elizabeth II has never actually endorsed a successor.

 

Today, though, that changed when the U.K. royal family matriarch gave her support to her oldest child, Prince Charles.

 

Ahead of her 92nd birthday, Queen Elizabeth issued a request to the Commonwealth Heads of Government to name Charles as her successor.”

I’ll explain the significance of that in just a moment, and why I believe it to be a benchmark, or sign, of how close we’re truly growing to the end.

Secondly, as the whole world now knows, biracial American actress Meghan Markle joined the royal family, becoming the Duchess of Sussex upon marrying Prince Harry, the younger son of Prince Charles and sixth in line of succession to the British throne.

According to the write up about Meghan Markle on Wikipedia:

“Describing her heritage, Markle has said, “My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white. 

 

… I have come to embrace this and say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident, mixed-race woman.” 

So now we have a biracial individual married into the Royal family.

Let’s first take a look at the relevance of the Queen’s announcement about Prince Charles, and afterwards we’ll take a look at the latest royal wedding and its ramifications.

I think you’ll see that they represent interesting and quite radical benchmarks for the final days of this flesh earth age in which we live…

Prince Charles as “Defender of the Faiths”

Whenever a new British monarch is crowned, that person becomes Supreme Governor of the Church of England.  And as part of the coronation, the new king or queen has to swear to be the “Defender of the Faith” and upholder of the “true profession of the Gospel.”

In other words, the new monarch is sworn to uphold and defend the Christian faith and the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Not any other faith or creed.

But Prince Charles, now the official heir to the British throne thanks to Queen Elizabeth’s recent proclamation, stated publicly in 2006 that when he finally takes the throne, he intends to be “defender of faiths” (plural) rather than “defender of the faith.”

According to an article in the October 9, 2012 Washington Post:

At her coronation in 1953, Elizabeth swore to “uphold the laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel, maintain the Protestant reformed religion established by law and reserve the settlement of the Church of England.”

 

Her son and heir apparent, Prince Charles, has said he’s planning a symbolic change if and when he becomes king by taking the title “Defender of Faith” or “Defender of the Faiths” to reflect Britain’s multicultural and multifaith society.

 

That change would mean Charles would be the first monarch to not be the standard-bearer for Protestantism for the first time since Henry VIII famously broke from Rome to start his own church.

In other words, Prince Charles wants to be considered the defender of ALL religious faiths, not just the Christian faith.  He’s practicing Masonic syncretism, which essentially is the lumping of all faiths together as one — i.e., so-called “interfaith religion” — under the erroneous theory that “all religions lead to God.”

But the royal throne of Britain is a decidedly Christian throne.

After all, every person who has ever sat on that throne has been a descendant of King David (see my Bible study, The Key of David).  And our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the “son of David” (i.e., Matthew 22:15, Matthew 22:42, Mark 10:47-48, Luke 1:32; Romans 1:3).

In other words, Jesus Christ is the direct descendant of David, and thus He’s the heir of God’s promises to David, which includes an eternal earthly throne (Jeremiah 33:17) over God’s People True Israel.  As it’s written:

Jer 33:17  For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want [i.e., lack] a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

David’s throne would be eternal.  There will always be a direct bloodline descendant of David sitting on a throne over God’s People Israel.

In reality, then, that Davidic throne over Britain belongs to Jesus Christ, Son of David and heir of God’s manifold promises to David.  And those Davidic kings and queens who have sat upon that Royal throne throughout history have done so in His stead, as members of the royal family line of David.

It’s therefore a strictly Christian throne.  It’s not a pagan throne, which is to say, a throne of any other religion, much less all religions.

In 2015, some nine years after Prince Charles first made his infamous statement about wanting to be known as “Defender of the Faiths” (plural), he only slightly reneged on his original statement.

According to this UK news source, he claimed that when he becomes King, he would indeed take on the role of ‘Defender of the Faith,’” which he nevertheless “envisages as being the protector of all faiths.”

The point being, even with Prince Charles’ very minor revision to his original claim, his being seated on the Royal throne would signal a radical (and some would say quite revolutionary) shift in the role of the British monarchy from defender of the Christian faith and its Gospel, to defender of all religious faiths and their creeds.

Could you imagine King David doing the same thing?  No.  Not if you know your Bible.

King David was true to God’s Word, and always looked forward to the Messiah of God, who of course is Jesus Christ.  David always stood firm in God’s Word, and wrote many Psalms railing against apostasy, idol worship and false religion.

As King over God’s People Israel He never considered his role to be defender of Baal, Moloch, Asherah, Chemosh, Dagon, Tammuz or any other false god or false religion of that time.   Indeed, he went to war with most of them, and conquered them.

So frankly — and I’ll admit candidly this is my own opinion — Prince Charles’ decision to be known as the “defender of the faiths” (plural) is a decidedly ungodly shift in the character, makeup and operation of the British monarchy and the Davidic throne upon which that monarch sits.

That’s particularly true if you keep in mind that Christianity is a reality (better stated, it’s the eternal reality) and that all other religions are simply man’s empty pagan attempts at forging their own pathway without Jesus Christ.

The throne of David is not the protectorate of all religions.  It’s the symbol of the Christian religion and the truthfulness of God’s Word to His People True Israel.  It’s the earthly type of the very throne Christ Jesus sits on in heaven.

What’s more, the throne of David is the Key of David.  Let no man tell you otherwise.  Indeed, your understanding of that Royal throne is your key to overcoming Satan’s deception in the final days of this flesh earth age.

Why?  Because David was promised, by God Himself, no less, that wherever you find God’s People Israel on this earth, they’ll have David’s eternal throne ruling over them (Jeremiah 33:17).   In other words, a never-ending throne can always be found ruling over God’s People.  As it’s written:

Jer 33:19  And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying,

 

Jer 33:20  Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;

 

Jer 33:21  Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.

Put another way, if you look outside and there’s still day and night taking place, then God’s covenant with David regarding that Royal throne is still in full effect.  Period.  The throne is never-ending, and it will always be over God’s People Israel wherever you see it planted.

Therefore, in this final generation of this flesh earth age, when you see a people in the Middle East land of Israel proclaiming themselves to be “God’s Chosen People Israel,” and you don’t see a Royal Davidic throne ruling over them, then you know those people are not who they claim to be.  They’re fakes.

God’s people Israel Christianized centuries ago, ultimately fulfilling God’s promises to Abraham that his seed would become “as many as the stars of the sky and the sands of the sea,” and that Abraham would be “a father of many nations…and kings and queens shall come out of thee.”

Abraham would not become a father of a single nation, meaning that Middle East land of Israel.  Instead, he was to become a father of many nations. His seed – exceedingly fruitful – would “spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south” (Genesis 28:13-15) and would go on to found multiple nations around the globe.  And kings and queens would come forth from those nations.

In other words, we’re talking about the British Empire, the Commonwealth, the many-membered nations which make up God’s People True Israel, including its offshoots of Canada, America, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

The Royal Throne of Britain is the key to understanding who, and where, God’s People True Israel are located in the final days of this flesh earth age.  They’re the western Christian nations.  That throne is Christ’s earthly throne over His People Israel.

What’s more, David was also promised by God Himself that God’s church on this earth (meaning the Christian church, since Christ is God) will be directly connected to that throne (Jeremiah 33:17-18).  As it’s written, for those who have “eyes to see and ears to hear”:

Jer 33:17  For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want [i.e., lack] a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

 

Jer 33:18  Neither shall the priests the Levites want [i.e., lack] a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

The throne and the Levitical priesthood of the end days — now a Christian priesthood, since Christ is the Son of David and the ultimate heir of David — are directly connected.

That’s why, upon coronation, each new British monarch automatically becomes Supreme Governor of the Church, and must swear to defend the Christian faith and it’s true Gospel. The monarchy and the Christian faith are inextricably connected with each other.

If you don’t understand that, then I urge you to open your spiritual eyes and ears, and read the Bible study, The Key of David.  It’s lengthy. But the Biblical and historical documentation is irrefutable.

That study will document for you that the Royal throne itself is the Key of David, and that Key of David is your key to overcoming the deception of the antichrist when he arrives to Jerusalem to embrace his children the Kenites (i.e., the false Jews of Revelation 2:9 and 3:9) and then spread their rule over the rest of the world as they usher in Satan’s one-world system known as Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.

Queen Elizabeth is now 92 years old.  It’s my contention that we’re drawing very near the end when you start to see signs that she’s getting ready to pass the monarchy on to her son Charles, either upon her death, or by abdicating the throne due to old age.

So when you see someone seated as the new Monarch upon that throne claiming to be the representative of ALL religions (keeping in mind that all other religions are fake) then to my mind you have a clear signal that Christ is getting ready to return to this earth to reclaim His rightful throne and to set things right again in this world (after the antichrist arrives, of course, in fulfillment of the Scriptures in II Thessalonians 2:1-4).

In other words, when Prince Charles finally takes the throne, it will be a benchmark that we’re very near the end. This may sound foreign to some readers.  But check out the Bible study The Key of David, and I think you’ll understand what I’m talking about by the time you finish it.

Meghan Markle:  First Royal Mamzer

Now for the second benchmark of these end days, in relation to the Davidic throne:

As I pointed out at the beginning of this article, Meghan Markle, now a Royal Family member by marriage, openly admits she’s part white and part black, by racial makeup.  And there’s nothing wrong with that.  The Bible tells us that God made the various races on the sixth day, and pronounced His creation to be “very good” (Genesis 1:31).

God does indeed expect His children to remain true to their bloodline heritage, and each child passing through this flesh age is to marry into one’s own bloodline.  Why?  Because He made each race exactly how He wants them.  He’s happy with His creation exactly how He made it (i.e., “very good”).  He’s proud of every race.   And He wants them to remain undiluted, so to speak.

Nevertheless, a mixed-race child is not a fault for its parent’s doings.  It’s something no child has any control over.  And God doesn’t hold it against them.  As an example, in Old Testament times God always made provision for the mixed race multitudes among His People.  Though they sometimes caused great consternation (Numbers 11:4), they were accepted if they did right by God, although there were certain exclusions back then (Deuteronomy 23:2).

What’s more, I shouldn’t have to state that I love all of God’s children, regardless of their racial makeup.  And I don’t consider any race to be superior to another.  So please don’t start calling me “racist” over this.

I’m just pointing out benchmarks of the end days in relation to the British throne and the Bible.  I don’t have anything at all against Meghan Markle.  I wish her and the good Prince Harry the very best of times.

Yet with all of that said, I’ll probably be excoriated for making the following statement.  But I don’t care, because it’s true:  The royal lineage is supposed to stay pure of bloodline.  By that I mean the bloodline leading to that Royal throne is supposed to remain strictly Davidic.

The Davidic royals are not supposed to mix with other races. That’s why royal marriages have been so carefully chosen for thousands of years, up to now.

Indeed, most of the Royal Family of Britain has been Germanic in heritage.  That’s because, as Pastor Arnold Murray once put it, “Germany is Judah.”  Which is to say, many German Christians are of the genetic lineage of the true Biblical tribe of Judah (see the study By Their Own Sword for additional details), which was King David’s tribe.

And thus it should be no surprise that many royal British marriages have, for over 1,500 years, been arranged through people of Germanic bloodline.  Yes, even Germany has a Royal line which is directly related to the British Royals.  (See the British news article How German is the Queen?).

But now that Prince Harry has married Meghan Markle, we have a biracial individual in the Royal family household of Britain — a stunning break from thousands of year’s worth of Royal Davidic heritage.

And since we can pretty safely assume they’ll eventually have children (the newspapers have stated that they’re “eager to start a family”), that means there will sooner or later likely be a biracial heir to the Davidic throne.

Biblically, in Old Testament terminology, that would be what’s referred to as a mamzer, which is to say, a bastard, or illegitimate child — with the word “illegitimate” in this sense meaning not of pure bloodline.  It’s not a reflection on the child or its parents.  Just on the legitimacy of the child to ever inherit the Royal throne.

Since Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne, that would make the son or daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seventh in line, but only if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have no more children (see here and here for more information on how the line to the British throne is chosen.)

Frankly, that fact makes it very unlikely that one of the children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would ever be seated on that Royal throne, at least not in the foreseeable future.  There are just too many heirs at the front of the line.  So a child of theirs would not even be considered part of the “core” Royal family at this point in time.

My point in elucidating all of this is not to deride Meghan Markle or the future children of Prince Harry and Meghan, or to warn against a “bastard” being seated on the Royal throne.  Not at all.

But when you view the two news stories above with “eyes to see and ears to hear” — and here I’m speaking of Prince Charles’ desire to be considered “Defender of the Faiths” (plural), and a biracial individual marrying into the royal family bloodline — you can clearly see that radical, yes, even revolutionary changes in the character, operation and makeup of the Royal family are now taking place.

It’s only my opinion.  But I believe these radical shifts signal how close we’re growing to the time of the end.

As it’s written in the great book of Isaiah, our Lord and Savior is returning to make right that which has been turned upside down in the final days of this flesh earth age.

And that would certainly include radical and unbiblical changes in the character, makeup and operation of the Royal Davidic line.  Christ’s Second Advent will set all things right again.  As it’s written:

Isa 29:13  Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

God is saying through the prophet Isaiah that His People always claim to love and honor Him, but then they ignore His Word and follow empty man-made traditions.  And the closer we get to the end, the more pronounced this ungodly trait becomes, yes, even among Christians and their leadership.

Isa 29:14  Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

God’s way is being pushed aside by the so-called “wise men” of this world in favor of man-made traditions.

Prince Charles’ determination to be the Defender of all faiths and creeds rather than the Christian faith and its Gospel creed is just one of these man-made traditions.  Bringing biracial individuals into the Royal bloodline is another.  It might be politically correct.  But it’s incorrect by Biblical standards.

Yet the people and their leaders largely cheer these moves.  God has hid true wisdom from them, but not from you, beloved.  You know the truth.

Isa 29:15  Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

The workers of iniquity think God isn’t watching their actions. They’ve gotten away with their manifold changes for a long time now.  But not for too much longer.  The events of these end days, as spelled out in Bible prophesy, will continue to unfold, and when all things are fulfilled the Lord will return to set it right again.

Isa 29:16  Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

God is the potter (Isaiah 64:8; Jeremiah 18:6), which is to say, He’s the one who creates and shapes all things.

But man always thinks he can do it better than God.  So man abandons God’s way in favor of his own way, violating God’s command in Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”  Most people today go by their “feelings” rather than by God’s Word.

But you do it God’s way, beloved, because when He comes to make right that which man has turned upside down, He comes with a rod of iron, which is to say, a rod of correction.

As it’s written in Revelation 2:27, “And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.”

That old pottery that’s acting in rebellion to God’s Word and turning to man-made traditions in its place is going to be broken to shivers at Christ’s Second Advent.  And then God will work to teach and ultimately reclaim His wayward children throughout the Millennium teaching period — at least, as many of them as will listen.

Isa 29:17  Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?

 

Isa 29:18  And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

 

Isa 29:19  The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

His coming will be a joyous time indeed, but only for those who are found staying the course, which is to say, doing things His way and not man’s way.

Then the Millennium teaching period will be ushered in and His Word will be made fully manifest to the rest of His children, as well.  They’ll have no choice.  He’ll have them back in “Sunday school,” so to speak, for one thousand years (Revelation 20:2-4).

Isa 29:20  For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

Satan is the “terrible one” and the “scorner.”  And at Christ’s arrival that old scorner is going down.  That’s God’s Purpose, i.e., to destroy the wicked one and his unrepentant children for good, so they can no longer influence God’s children with their wickedness.

Isa 29:21  That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

You see it happening even now, beloved.  If you so much as say the wrong word you’re called a “hater” or a “bigot” by the politically correct “social justice warrior” crowd and the snowflake liberals.

They do everything they can to deride, unfairly attack and even overturn those who stand firm in God’s Word and refuse to compromise with the world.

Isa 29:22  Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.

Jacob is the house of True Israel, beloved.  You know that.  And you won’t be ashamed for standing firm in your knowledge, when Christ arrives.  The Lord is going to take that which has been turned upside down — i.e., the truth — and set it right again.  And it will be set right for the eternity.

Yes, the truth will ultimately prevail.  So stick with it.  Don’t turn away and start running with the blind multitudes and their man-made traditions as the final days of this flesh earth age wind down to a close.

Isa 29:23  But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

 

Isa 29:24  They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

God is coming to save His wayward children, beloved. He loves them.  But He’s not going to put up with their nonsense.  There will indeed be correction.  Intense correction.  But there will also be salvation.  That’s the point of the Millennium teaching period.

If you’re wise, you’ll seek to be one of the teachers, and not one of the students.

The bottom line is that the changes being made in regards to the character, makeup and operation of the Royal throne and the Royal family are signature benchmarks, in my view, that we’re getting closer than ever to the end.

We know there are more prophesies to be fulfilled, such as the attack on Iran of Daniel chapter 8 which ushers in the four winds of Daniel 7 and Revelation 7, and which in turn usher in the four stages of one-worldism and the deadly wound leading to the antichrist’s arrival to this earth.

But the radical changes we’re now witnessing in terms of the Davidic Royal House would have been inconceivable even 20 years ago.  So stay on the watch.  Keep your powder dry.  Don’t allow events to get you too excited.  But do the work of a watchman of the Lord, and help others understand what’s happening and what’s coming.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Boy Scouts and the New Global Cultural Androgyny

The Witherspoon Institute certainly “gets it” when it comes to the tragedy unfolding in the former “Boy Scouts of America,” now simply referred to as “Scouts BSA.”

They point out that the Boy Scouts are essentially becoming an androgynous organization by surrendering to the so-called “gender revolution,” which I prefer to call gender confusion revolution since it’s another big step toward global Babylonianism under the “god of this world,” Lucifer (II Corinthians 4:4).

More on that in just a moment, but first a quick time-line of the recent astonishing and mind-boggling changes we’ve witnessed in the Boy Scouts, as a reminder of the gradual process that has brought about this gender confusion:

  • First, in 2013, homosexual boys were allowed to join the Boy Scouts, negating the Boy Scout pledge to remain “morally straight.”
  • Then, gradually, by 2015, openly homosexual scout masters were allowed to lead Boy Scout troops.
  • Afterwards, in 2017, “transgender” boys were allowed to join the Boy Scouts.
  • And this year the word “Boy” will be dropped from “Boy Scout” and scouting will be made available to all sexes.

What next?  Glad you asked:

Free Condoms for Scouts

Now the Boy Scouts…err…Scouts BSA…are being told they must make condoms “readily and easily accessible for all participants” at their upcoming global gathering known as the World Scout Jamboree, which will be held from Sunday, July 21, 2019 to Thursday, August 1, 2019, in West Virginia.

Did anyone not see that coming?  The destruction of youthful innocence and sexualization of children has clearly been the goal all along.

The World Scout Jamboree is being billed as a “celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace, and friendship” that will open “a new world of life-changing experiences that will help you develop your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual life.”

Yeah.  Sure it will.  They forget to mention a potential grooming ground for pedophiles and perverts, as well.

According to page 11 of the Jamboree guidelines distributed by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), “Host Organization must ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and [International Service Team] at a number of locations on the site.”

John Steinberger, chairman for the Christian scouting alternative known as Trail Life USA, correctly notes that the new policy makes the event “sound more like a 1960s Woodstock festival rather than a campout that parents would want to send their children to.”

He further states:

“These policies present a clear youth protection problem that the BSA absolutely refuses to recognize. The fact that they are requiring that condoms be ‘readily accessible’ and are communicating this to everyone – including youth participants – shows that the BSA is both anticipating and facilitating sexual conduct between minors at this event.”

“Succumbing to the Gender Revolution”

The Witherspoon Institute, which I mentioned earlier, has come pretty close to hitting the nail on the head in their analysis of the situation, stating:

“The incremental surrender of the Boy Scouts to the gender revolution has undermined the very reason for their existence.

 

For the past several years, the Boy Scouts have been in the process of reinventing themselves in the image of progressivism by pursuing a more “inclusive” approach to scouting.

 

The Boy Scouts are arguably the premier boyhood organization in American history, known for valuing integrity, teaching patriotism, and promoting character and leadership development in young men.

 

Their decision to no longer maintain sex distinction in their membership is a discrediting action.

 

…tragically, the Boy Scouts have, for some time, been catering to progressive values, leading them to forsake their tradition and focus instead on pacifying the demands of activists.

 

What began with allowing gay male Scout leaders has led to endorsing transgenderism in its membership. The Boy Scouts have thus become the most respected youth institution in America to kowtow to progressive ideas on sexuality, gender, and gender distinctions.

 

In these actions that reflect departures from natural law and the broader Judeo-Christian moral tradition, the Boy Scouts of America are now a progressive organization, whether they would admit it or not.”

The Witherspoon Institute goes on to point out:

“The actions of the Boy Scouts are a part of the broader cultural movement to declare sex distinction taboo.

 

Doing something as innocent as calling a boy a “boy” and a girl a “girl” is now considered dangerously retrograde. Intentionally or not, the Boy Scouts’ actions are contributing to our culture’s assault on reason and the body.

 

Sex difference and gender distinction are naturally occurring social realities that follow from being embodied, sexed creatures. We cannot simply wish — or legislate — these realities away.”

Androgynous Scouts

The Witherspoon Institute concludes that the ultimate goal of these astonishing changes in scouting is to “esteem Androgyny as the predominant gender ethic in society.”  They write:

“It is no surprise that the Boy Scouts have opened their membership to both sexes. Once the organization accepted homosexuality and transgenderism, it was inevitable that basing membership on sex would fall.

 

“The move to no longer base membership on sex is yet another plank in the broader movement to esteem Androgyny as the predominant gender ethic in society.

 

The ethic of Androgyny is one that blurs, nullifies, or twists sex difference and gender distinction by making them indeterminate.

 

It prohibits making gender distinctions on the basis that sex and gender distinctions are a cunning attempt at claiming the mantle of power, dominance, or privilege for one group over another.

 

So to prevent natural differences from occurring that follow from sex and gender differentiation, the abiding ethic of sameness reverberates through society.

 

Androgyny demonstrates the fundamental hypocrisy of a culture that esteems fairness and equality but undermines accurate forms of both to serve the cause of political correctness.

 

Because of this, the Boy Scouts organization is a shell of its former self, proclaiming to the broader society that Androgyny Scouts are the only appropriate pathway for human expression in a genderless and gender fluid age.”

Lucifer’s “Magnum Opus”

While the Witherspoon Institute’s analysis of the situation is spot on from a cultural point-of-view, it falls just a little bit short in understanding and explaining the situation from a moral and spiritual point-of-view.

As I pointed out earlier this year in my Bible study, Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement, transgenderism is not a mere fad or passing phase.

In reality, it’s part of a broader cultural revolution designed to overthrow the moral underpinnings of western Christianity, and usher in a global transformation that will ultimately result in the rise of what the New Testament calls Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.

The Boy Scouts are merely a cultural microcosm (but a very important one) of what’s now happening on a global scale.

The New Testament tells us that the “god of this world” is Lucifer, and that his goal is to “blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (II Corinthians 4:4).

Gender confusion leading to an androgynous earth — a people so confused they, as the David Bowie song Rebel Rebel put it, “don’t know if you’re a boy or a girl” — is part of what the occultists and Kabbalists call Satan’s “magnum opus” or “great work” of global transformation.

In that so-called “great work,” the blending of opposites — in this case, male and female — is being used to institute a worldwide transformation designed to overthrow and replace the established order and its traditional morals, and ultimately reverse the global trend toward unity of God’s children under Christ Jesus that’s taken place over the past 2,000 years.

And it’s moving ahead at full steam.  Learn more here.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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The Rise of the Religious Left — Liberation Theology in Disguise

(Opinion) A recent news article in the Guardian detailed what they referred to as the “rise of the religious left” in America.

The article largely focused on the work of the “Reverend” William Barber whose organization, known as the “Poor People’s Campaign,” is “mounting a multi-faith grassroots challenge to the dominance of the Christian right, in an attempt to recapture the moral agenda.”

In other words, the guy is running a quasi-religious organization dedicated to convincing poor people that they’re getting the short end of the stick … that conservative Christians are at fault … and that uniting against them is the only way to achieve “social justice” and “equality.”

His “Poor People’s Campaign” is said by the Guardian to be “in ascendency,” gaining more and more converts among the left, including members of the Women’s March, the labor movement and other liberal and socialistic organizations, along with members of other religious faiths that are at odds with conservative Christians.

His appeal seems largely to be based on his ability to spout short, pithy, Obama-like statements that sound as if they’re designed to unite, when in reality they’re designed to divide and conquer.  For example, he piously intones:

“There is no religious left and religious right.  There is only a moral center. And the scripture is very clear about where you have to be to be in the moral center – you have to be on the side of the poor, the working, the sick, the immigrant.”

And…

“Jesus set up free healthcare clinics everywhere he went. He healed everybody and never charged a leper a co-pay.”

Barber claims conservative faith leaders have “cynically” interpreted the Bible’s teachings “to demonize homosexuality, abortion, scientific facts and other religions.” As a result, he claims, conservative Christians are guilty of “theological malpractice” and “modern-day heresy.”

In other words, the “Reverend” is a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, pro-evolution pseudo-Christian who seeks to syncretize (i.e., blend) political Marxism and a plethora of humanistic-oriented religions with Christianity, under the banner of “social justice.”

To that end he’s recently called for “40 days of civil disobedience and protest against inequality, racism, ecological devastation and militarism,” resulting, so far, in hundreds of arrests of his followers in Washington, DC as he led chanting marchers towards the White House.

Barber states that his campaign’s short-term goals are repeal of the Republican tax cuts, increased federal and state minimum wages, a ban on fracking, and implementation of universal single-payer healthcare (i.e., socialized medicine).

His campaign’s long-term goal, he says, is to turn the national conversation back to what he calls the “core teachings” of the Bible, i.e., “Care for the poor, heal the sick, welcome the stranger.”

In other words, he’s pushing for increased welfare, socialized medicine and expanded immigration — all under the banner of doing the work of Christ.

Where have we heard all of this before?

Liberation Theology:  Jesus Christ the Communist

While Barber says he’s patterning his campaign on Martin Luther King’s original “Poor People’s Campaign” of the 1960’s, in reality it’s cleverly patterned after Liberation Theology, a movement which first started in Latin America in the 1980’s.

Under Liberation Theology, Jesus Christ is portrayed as a communist liberator of the poor standing up against their rich “free market” oppressors. Poor and largely uneducated Christians are targeted by communists and roped into the movement after being told that their poverty is a direct result of being taken advantage of by the rich, who, they claim, are protected by the modern church.

Liberation Theology was designed by hard-core communists as a means of infiltrating Christianity and turning the Gospel of Jesus Christ into a call for civil disobedience and eventually armed revolution against the so-called “oppressors of the poor.”

Of course, no mention is ever made by the leaders of Liberation Theology that communism’s founders actually disdained the poor, and only used them to help achieve their true goals of global communist enslavement.

In reality, the purveyors of Liberation Theology haughtily and derisively refer to their impoverished followers as the Lumpen proletariat, a term which means the unskilled working people of dubious benefit to society, i.e., what Russian communist revolutionary called “useful idiots.

No mention is made by Liberation Theologists that well over 100 million of the world’s poor have been led to the slaughter under the banner of communism since its inception in 1917.

Liberation Theology, from its inception, was designed to corrupt and utilize Christianity by blending it with cultural Marxism in order to make the rise of communism easier to achieve throughout the world.

As a blend between Christianity and socialistic humanism, Liberation Theology is in direct violation of God’s Word, which tells Christians not to become entangled with unbelievers (such as communists and their humanist followers) but to instead remain separate from them, or risk separation from God as a result (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

Liberation theology is essentially envy-based communism being ushered in under the banner of liberal Christianity, ultimately resulting in global socialism with a quasi-religious flavor.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that Liberation Theology is rearing its ugly head once again, this time right here in America.

It’s nothing particularly new, of course, as liberal Christian churches — so-called “social justice” churches that perform homosexual marriages, ordain transgender pastors, etc. — have quietly embraced it since its inception in the 1980’s.

What’s more, luminaries like Jane Fonda and other ultra-liberals who now claim to be “Christian” have embraced it, as well, albeit under other names (one writer called it “Christianity with an asterisk”).

And now Liberation Theology is becoming a national movement in this country, under the so-called “Reverend” Barber and his “Poor People’s Campaign.”

The frustrations and anxieties of the poor are being taken advantage of in hopes of turning the countries “poor and huddled masses” into a juggernaut against the free market, conservative politics and true, Bible-based Christianity.

Watch for this trend to grow over the months ahead.  As I explained in my Bible study, Knowing Good and Evil: Satan’s Occult, Alchemical “Great Work”, the blending of opposites is being implemented with great rapidity on this earth.

The goal of this “blending of opposites” is to transform the globe into Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth, in anticipation of Satan’s soon-coming arrival in his role as the false Christ.

The rise of Liberation Theology — the blending of Christianity with cultural Marxism (now known as “social justice”) — is just one more facet of this transformation that will ultimately end in the rise of the great scarlet whore (symbolic of socialistic religion) of Revelation 17:3-6.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Time to Pray for the Christians in China

Many of my readers already know that China has one of the fastest-growing Christian populations in the world, at a time when Christianity appears to be in retreat throughout western Europe, Canada and the U.S.

But the communist Chinese government is apparently quite unhappy about it, casting the rise in Christianity as “harmful foreign infiltration.”

Based on news reports like this one and this one, it appears the growing government persecution of Christians in China today is at least somewhat akin to the persecution suffered by Christians in Israel and Rome back in the early days of Christianity, with Christians being harassed and jailed, and pressured to renounce Christ, and churches being shut down.

The news article at the first link above calls it a “purge against Christians” — particularly those in the relatively heavily Christianized provinces of Zhejiang, Wenzhou and Shaoxing — and points out that abuses against Christians and Christian churches are “escalating to unprecedented levels.”

This, in spite of news media assurances from the Chinese government that “religious freedom” is a priority in the country.

According to the article, local governments are stepping up and taking charge of the persecution of Christianity.

“The government has banned all kinds of religious meetings, meaning no church services, no Bible studies, and no prayer meetings. Not only are they banning religious events but they are calling for people to renounce their faith, particularly in Jesus Christ.”

 

Wenzhou and Shaoxing, two governments in the eastern province have banned religious gatherings, stating that they are a fire hazard, and routinely work to shut down each gathering.

 

“The police often show up and say that they want to conduct a fire safety inspection. They wander around in the church and arbitrarily point out that some facilities do not meet the standards,” Li, a Hangzhou Christian stated.

 

“Then, they require you to reform in two weeks. Even if you do exactly as they said, they would still deem you ‘unqualified’ in the next inspection. You are helpless,” Li continued.

 

“The government will ban you no matter what. We no longer organize large-scale gatherings. Only a few people meet up in their own houses, changing location once in a while,” Zhu, another Christian stated. He pointed out that the government will go looking for any small excuse to shut down churches.

 

Not only are government officials shutting down all religious gatherings, but they are also being pressured at school on their religious beliefs by teachers. In Wenzhou, it’s reported that there is an intense role each teacher plays.

ChinaAID.org, a watchdog group, says, “The government also forces the Christians to renounce their religious beliefs by pressuring their superiors at their workplaces.” Another Christian added, “They cancel your bonus and wage subsidies and threaten you. They use all kinds of methods in order to prevent you from going to the church.”

Furthermore, according to ChinaAID.org, governments in some Chinese provinces are deeming Christianity to be a “harmful foreign infiltration” and are using the power of local bureaucracies to harass Christians organizations and venues through inspections and enforcement of legal minutiae.  They write:

“Likewise, last month, the government of Huludao, Liaoning province initiated an operation to suppress churches, titled, ‘Purging the Cultural and Religious Environment in the City, Fighting Against the Harmful Foreign Infiltration.’

 

According to the official website of Huludao’s religious affairs bureau, the government inspected four major Christian venues on March 18 in order to ensure the stability of the local cultural market and prevent “harmful foreign infiltration.”

 

The government also inspected the bookstores and printing businesses that sell religious materials, investigating the supply channels of the books.  According to government reports, the officials inspected 64 printing stores, 15 printing factories, 14 bookstores, three newsstands, and four churches.

 

Some of the aforementioned venues sold the Bible and other religious materials with set prices, but they did not have government permission. The law enforcement officers asked the owners to get permission at the department of licensing or immediately stop selling the religious materials.”

Pastor Jailed for Spreading Gospel

In related news, a Chinese Pastor has been arrested for obeying Christ’s orders to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).

The pastor, John Sanqiang Cao, has for years “journeyed across a small river using nothing more than a bamboo raft” in order to cross from southern China into neighboring Myanmar, “with the sole aim of spreading the gospel of Christ.”

Arrested last March on charges of “organizing others to illegally cross the border,” he’s being sentenced to seven years in prison.

According to the Pastor’s 23-year old son, an American citizen living in Charlotte, NC, “Nothing my father organized was ever political. It was always just religious or charitable.”

The article ends saying, “The Chinese authorities continue to tighten restrictions on Christian evangelism and church work.”

According to the watchdog group OpenDoorsUSA.org, “While the distinction between government-registered and unregistered churches used to be a major factor in whether or not they were persecuted, this is no longer the case. All Christians are slandered, which seems to support the widely held belief that the Communist Party is banking on a unified Chinese cultural identity to maintain its power.”

Faithwire.com quotes Texas-based Christian rights activist Bob Fu as saying this growing persecution of Christians in China “reflects the tightening environment under President Xi (Jinping) against any kind of religious independence.”

Rep. Chris Smith, a New Jersey congressman who chairs a House subcommittee on human rights says “Pastor Cao’s name should be on President Trump’s lips whenever he talks to [Chinese President] Xi Jinping.”

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Fallen Churches Tell Clergy to Stop Referring to God as “He”

Churches in Europe as well as America are now beginning to refer to God solely in “gender neutral” terms.

For example, in Sweden, the Lutheran denomination is the largest denomination.  So large, in fact, that it’s generally referred to as “the Church of Sweden.”

According to this news article, In November of last year the Church of Sweden ruled that its ministers must replace “He” with the generic term “God,” and must not use the word “Lord” because it “implies masculine.”

What’s more, church leaders were told that they could no longer open services with the traditional phrase, “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,” because those phrases are not “gender neutral.”

Instead, the ministers were instructed to use the phrase “In the name of God and the Holy Trinity” because it doesn’t imply gender.

When Swedish Christians pointed out that throughout the Gospels Christ prayed exclusively to “Abba,” which is to say, to the “Father,” they were told this was done “rhetorically” and is not a reality.

In other words, during the so-called “Lord’s Prayer,” which begins “Our Father, who art in heaven,” Christ was not being descriptive of God’s gender.  He was being “rhetorical,” or even “metaphorical.”

Apparently, the other 165 times the word “Father” is specifically used by Jesus Christ to describe God in the four Gospels were also just flowery phraseologies and not meant to be taken seriously.

Likewise, in the letters of St. Paul, which make up the bulk of the New Testament, God is described as the “Father” over 40 times.  Christians are even told, in Romans 8:15, that we’re to call God “Abba, Father.”  And in Galations 4:6, we’re told that it’s the Holy Spirit that cries out from our hearts, “Abba, Father.”

So even the Holy Spirit refers to God as the Father.

And what about the Old Testament?  Well, try this one on for size and let the churches explain why they now believe God is genderless:

Isaiah 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

What the leaders of the Church of Sweden are now doing, in essence, is taking it upon themselves to correct Jesus Christ as well as the Holy Spirit and all of the New Testament writers, as well as the prophets such as Isaiah who were all inspired by the Holy Spirit.

In other words, in dictating to their clergy that they must refer to God solely in genderless terms, the church is placing itself above God, and above His Son, and above His Holy Spirit, and above His Word.

They think they know how to refer to God better than the Word of God itself does!

My question would be, if God has no gender, then why didn’t Christ and all of the New Testament writers just refer to God as “Our Genderless Being, Who art in heaven” rather than as “Our Father, Who art in heaven”?

Or why didn’t Christ state “I and the Genderless Being” are one, instead of “I and the Father are one”?  Or why didn’t St. Paul say “Yet for us, there is one God, the Genderless Being” instead of “Yet for us there is one God, the Father”?

U.S. Episcopal Church Falling Into Same Trap

You might say, then, “Well, Steve, those Swedish Christians have always been a bit weird.  It’s just an anomaly and not the big deal you’re making of it.”

But that’s not true.  Already, here in the U.S., for example, in February of 2018, the Episcopal church Diocese of Washington, D.C., passed a resolution “to stop using masculine pronouns for God in future updates to its Book of Common Prayer.”

The resolution stated:

“If revision of the Book of Common Prayer is authorized, to utilize expansive language for God from the rich sources of feminine, masculine, and non-binary imagery for God found in Scripture and tradition and, when possible, to avoid the use of gendered pronouns for God.”

In other words, you can call God anything but “He.”

The drafters said that referring to God using masculine pronouns is to “limit our understanding of God.”  They went on to say “By expanding our language for God, we will expand our image of God and the nature of God.”

But I beg to differ with them.  Indeed, the end result will be quite the opposite of what they claim.

By eliminating the masculine pronouns that the Word of God itself uses, they’re making God less understandable and less accessible to His children.  Sure, they’re “expanding our image of God.”  But they’re now “expanding” it into the realm of imagination, and not the reality given to us in the Word itself, as well as by the Holy Spirit which cries out “Abba, Father.”

In other words, in the new church, anything goes.  Whatever you can imagine God to be, He is.  Who needs God’s Word to define God, when we can just dream up our God and His characteristics.  Our God is so much richer than His Word states, so let your imaginations roam!

The drafters of the Episcopal Church resolution later stated, “Over the centuries our language and our understanding of God has continued to change and adapt.”

But that statement is just a foil, an effort to snooker Christians.  The Word of God is forever.  It is not changing.  And it repeatedly refers to God as a man.  Our language might change.  Our understanding might change.   But the Word of God does not change.  And the Word of God is what counts.

If you think it can’t get any worse in the churches, wait until you hear this:

“Clergy delegate The Rev. Linda R. Calkins from St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Laytonsville, Maryland, challenged the delegates to go further. 

 

Calkins read from Genesis Chapter 17, in which God tells Abraham “I am El Shaddai.” She said that if Episcopalians “are going to be true to what El Shaddai means, it means God with breasts.”

Beloved, that’s straight out of Luciferian theology, as I explained and documented in my recent news commentary Is God a He-She?

The title El Shaddai simply means God is our ultimate provider.  While the Hebrew word shad does indeed mean “a breast,” the title “El Shaddai” simply means “the all-sufficient God.”

Yes, He is like a mother, but not in the sense of physical attributes or gender.  He’s like a mother in the sense of providing us with all of the sustenance we need for eternal life.  And that sustenance is His Word.  And His Word says He’s a male.  Period.

In my Bible study Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement, I go much further into detail on how Lucifer is described in occult and Kabbalistic literature dating back to the ancient mystery religions as being both male and female simultaneously.  He is referred to as the “divine androgyne.”

So what the Episcopalian “Reverend” quoted above actually wants is for us to worship Lucifer, the perverted “he-she” god, in place of God the Father, the Creator of heaven and earth.

Gradually Spreading

The “gender neutral” movement is gradually spreading throughout the churches.  As the website churchleaders.com pointed out last year:

The use of gender-neutral words to identify God is not unique to the Church of Sweden.  There is a similar movement in the US, especially in mainstream seminaries.

The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to use more inclusive language as a way to “mitigate sexism” because of the belief that masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.”

And it’s not just university professors that the schools are hoping to influence.  Duke’s guidelines for students, faculty, administrators, and staff offers several suggestions for replacing “God” including “Godself” as in “God knew Godself to be great.”

Even the southern Baptists have jumped into the fray, coming out last June with the so-called “Holman Christian Standard Bible,” which critics say contain “many gender-neutral phrases the Southern Baptist Convention had previously condemned.”

The Southern Baptist Convention fired back by saying the critics were “confusing ‘gender-neutral’ with ‘gender-inclusive.’”

My comment:  Why try to change the Bible at all?

The Unfolding Apostasy in the Church

I’ve written many times that the “falling away” from the truth (i.e., apostasy) described in II Thessalonians 2:3, is well under way, and that we’re only waiting for the arrival of that “man of sin, the son of perdition” to complete it.

In other words, Satan’s arrival to this earth in his role as the false Messiah doesn’t start the apostasy, but instead, completes it.

As I mentioned in my Bible study The Christian Church in Apostasy, the Greek word translated “falling away” in most New Testament Bibles is apostasia, and it means much more than merely a falling away.  It means a “defection from the truth.”

In other words, only Christians can commit apostasy.  The rest of the world cannot, for they never believed the truth of the Gospel message in the first place.

What’s more, the Greek word from which apostasia is derived is apostasion.  And that Greek word specifically means “to divorce.”

So it follows that the Greek word apostasia, taken in proper context with the Greek word it’s derived from, essentially means to divorce the truth. By implication, it means to divorce the truth in order to marry a lie.

In other words, apostasy, or “falling away” as St. Paul puts it in II Thessalonians 2:3, means to turn away from one thing (which is true) and to cling to another (which is untrue) in its place. It means to abandon the truth in order to cling to a lie.

Today, we see the bulk of the Christian church worldwide doing exactly that.  Yes, it’s being done to varying degrees, and in varying ways, depending upon the denomination.

But virtually all Christian denominations are — and have been for decades now — participating in a slow motion defection from the truth in order to marry the humanist lies and religious traditions being set in place of the truth.

The churches are no longer keepers of God’s Word, but instead, re-makers of God’s Word. And they’re remaking it in the perverted image of the world.

Is God Really Genderless

In Genesis 1:26 we’re told that man was made in the image of God and His angels.  As it’s written:

Gen 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The word “image” in Genesis 1:26 is translated from the Hebrew word tselem (i.e., Strong’s G-6754) meaning “a phantom” a “resemblance” or even a “representative figure.”

In other words, if you want to know what God looks like, look in the mirror, because you and He look quite alike.  You resemble each other.  And if you have gender, then He has gender.

And what gender is God?

Well, Hebrews 1:3 states that Jesus Christ is the “express image” of the Father.  That term, “express image,” is translated from the Greek word charakter (i.e., Strong’s G-5481), meaning “an engraving,” a “stamped figure,” or even “an exact copy.”

In other words, Biblically-speaking, God is clearly a male, because Jesus, Who is God (John 1:1; John 14:9), was a male.

What’s more, because the men He created in Genesis chapter one were created in His image and after His likeness — meaning they look just like Him — then in the material form He has gender as well, because they had gender.

It’s true there’s no gender in the spiritual dimension.  After all, in that dimension we’re in our “air” or “wind” (i.e., ruach or pneuma) bodies, so there’s no need for gender or even for specific form.  Yet it’s nevertheless true that in the material form God and all of His angels are males.  They have gender.

Indeed, there’s not a single example in the entire Bible of God and His angels being genderless.  For example, the Archangel Gabriel’s very name means “great man of God.”  And every angel mentioned in the Bible is described as male.

For some reason that simple fact is becoming harder and harder for the Christian churches to understand — so hard that the church is now gradually beginning to fall into the occultic and Kabbalastic trap of rendering God completely genderless, as if He’s some amorphous and completely unclassifiable blob floating around in the sky.

In other words, they’re apostatizing from God’s Word, which is very clear on the matter that God is a male.

Beloved, as one of God’s elect you’re supposed to be a keeper of God’s Word (i.e., to “keep” God’s Word means to preserve it exactly as it’s written).  Don’t allow the fallen churches to prevent you from doing your job.

When they come up with this “gender neutral” nonsense, be kind to them, but let them know what you think about it.  Preserve God’s Word as it’s written.  That’s a major part of your job in the final days of this flesh earth age.

It’s unfortunately that the churches will inevitably fall.  But we’re not to allow God’s Word to fall. We’re to teach it exactly as it’s written, without fear or favor to anyone.  And that brings manifold blessings, indeed.  Your Father loves you for holding up His Word in this great time of apostasy.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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75 of Trump’s Top Antichrist Jews

In St. John’s first epistle, he wrote that there are many antichrists in the world, and that sheer number of antichrists demonstrates we’re living in the end times:

1Jn 2:18  Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

A few verses later he clarified his statement, explaining that these “antichrists” are those who deny the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  As it’s written:

1Jn 2:23  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

In other words, if you deny the Lordship of Jesus Christ, then you do not have the Father, no matter how “godly” you might claim to be.  After all, Christ and the Father are one (John 10:30; John 14:8-9).  You can’t deny the Son and claim to have the Father at the same time. It just won’t fly.

In chapter 4 of the same epistle, John would further warn as follows:

1Jn 4:3  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Of course, St. John was speaking specifically of the false Jews who hate, loathe and despise our Lord and Savior, and who deny His Lordship while simultaneously claiming to be “God’s chosen people.”

Jesus Christ Himself would later speak of the false Jews to St. John, in his vision for the book of Revelation.  As it’s written:

Rev 3:9  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Part of the inheritance of the saints, beloved, is that the antichrist Jews will ultimately be under our command, and not above us.

But in the meantime, they remain the children of the devil.  And this earth remains under their charge and the charge of their father the devil, who St. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:4 is “the god of this world.”

Of course, we know the false Jews — who are actually descendants of Satan’s son Cain (I John 3:12; John 8:44) — love “the highest seats” (Luke 20:46) and always work to gravitate into positions of power.

Many Christians thought Donald Trump was going to work to put an end to this antichrist rule over our Christian people.  He promised to be the “best friend Christians have ever had in the Oval Office.”

But you can’t be “best friends” with someone who brings the enemies of Christ Jesus right into our national chariot, and plants them into high positions of power.  As St. John would later sum up, we’re supposed to keep the Christ-haters out of our homes, and I dare say that includes our national house, the White House.  As it’s written:

2Jn 1:9  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

 

2Jn 1:10  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

 

2Jn 1:11  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Think about that last verse, beloved.  Here’s just a small list of the antichrist Jews our President has embraced, and in many cases entrenched into high positions of power within his administration:

  • Jared Kushner — Trump’s son-in-law, senior adviser to the president tasked with bringing “peace” to the Middle East; orthodox Jew and good friend of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.
  • Yael Kushner — aka Ivanka Trump, Executive Vice-President of The Trump Organization, senior advisor to the Donald J. Trump for President Executive Committee, senior member of the Trump Presidential Transition Team. Converted to Judaism in 2009 so she could marry Jared Kushner, upon which she took the Hebrew name Yael (apparently after the Biblical wife of “Heber the Kenite”).  The name Yael means “mountain goat,” whereas the surname Kushner means “fur skinner.”  Hold on to your fur beloved, it only gets worse from here.
  • Charles Kushner — New York Real Estate Developer, father of Jared Kushner, convicted of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering; served 14 months in prison; endorser of Donald J. Trump for President; donor to the Make America Great Again PAC; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Vanessa Trump — endorser of Donald Trump for President; previously married to Donald Trump, Jr.; her father was a Russian Jew.
  • Wilbur Ross Jr., — former senior managing director of Rothschilds Incorporated for 25 years, donor to the Trump Victory Fund, member of the Trump Economic Advisory Council, now Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Steven Wynn — Billionaire real estate tycoon, and Financial Vice-Chairman of the Trump Presidential Inaugural Committee; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • David Friedman — long-time Trump attorney, co-chairman Israel Advisory Committee for Donald Trump, now U.S. Ambassador to Israel; son of a conservative rabbi.
  • Steven Mnuchin — former Goldman Sachs Chief Information Officer, donor to Trump Victory Fund, worked as Trump’s national finance chairman during the campaign; now U.S. Treasury Secretary; grandson of Russian-born diamond dealer Aaron Mnuchin; Skull and Bones member since 1985; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Stephen Miller — Trump speech writer, now Senior Advisor for Policy, self-described “practicing Jew.”
  • Carl Icahn — Special Adviser on Regulatory Reform to Donald Trump, 26th wealthiest person on Forbes 400, well-known billionaire; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Gail Icahn — Finance Vice-Chairman, Trump Inaugural Committee; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Gary Cohn — former Chief Operating Officer Goldman Sachs, now head of the White House National Economic Council, founder of the Cohn Jewish Student Center at Kent State University; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Boris Epshteyn — New York-based investment banker and finance attorney; senior advisor Donald J. Trump for President, now Special Assistant to the President; Russian Jew.
  • David Shulkin — former president Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, now the Undersecretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Reed Cordish — real estate mogul and friend of Jared Kushner, now Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Avrahm Berkowitz — first cousin to former AIPAC president Howard Friedman, now serving as Special Assistant to President Trump and assistant to Jared Kushner; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Lewis Eisenberg — chairman, Trump Victory Committee; former Goldman Sachs employee and Private Equity Chief for Granite Capital International Group; major contributor to groups backing Trump’s election; now U.S. Ambassador to Italy under the Trump administration; holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the Rabbinical College of America; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Michael Glassner — Deputy Campaign Manager and National Political Director for Trump campaign, known for his experience in Jewish voter relations; outspoken supporter of Israel; former political director AIPAC; Ashkenazi Jew. 
  • Michael Abboud — Communications Coordinator, Donald J. Trump for President; Sephardic Jew
  • Paul Achleitner, Chairman, Supervisory Board, Deutche Bank, Donald Trump’s largest lender; Ashkenazi Jew
  • Miriam Adelson — endorsed Donald J. Trump for President; appointed Finance Chairman for the Trump Inaugural Committee; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Sheldon Adelson — Billionaire Las Vegas casino mogul, endorsed Donald J. Trump for President, largest financial donor to the Trump campaign; appointed as Finance Vice-Chairman for the Trump Inaugural Committee; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Paul Atkins — former SEC commissioner during the time leading up to the 2008 financial crisis in which housing loans were packaged as securities (i.e., stocks) and sold to investors for exorbitant sums, ultimately resulting in the market crash; now a member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Brian Ballard — Dubbed “the most powerful lobbyist in Trump’s Washington” by Politico magazine; Finance Vice-Chairman of the Trump Presidential Inaugural Committee; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Mel Sembler — Vice-Chairman of the Trump Victory Committee, Finance Vice-Chairman of Trump Presidential Inaugural Committee, former U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and “one of the more prominent Jewish donors to the Republican Party” (Wikipedia), served on the board of the Florida Holocaust Museum. (See also here for child abuse accusations.)
  • Elliot Broidy — Vice-Chairman Trump Victory Committee; Finance Vice-Chairman Trump Presidential Inaugural Committee; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Safra Catz — Israeli-born American business executive; head of Oracle Corporation; sixth wealthiest woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company; Executive Committee member, Trump Presidential Transition Team; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Michael Cohen — Executive Vice-President and Special Counsel (i.e., lawyer) to the Trump Organization; political “fixer” now caught up in a massive payment scandal, not to mention the alleged “Stormy Daniels” affair payoff; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Delos Cosgrove — Former Cleveland Clinic CEO, member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Gil Dezer — Israeli-American real estate developer; president of Trump-Dezer Development; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Michael Dezer — founder of Trump-Dezer Development; “known for his investments in New York and Florida real estate in association with Donald Trump” (Wikipedia); Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Stephen Feinberg — Billionaire financier, donor to Trump Victory Fund; member Trump Economic Advisory Council, head of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Larry Fink — CEO Blackrock; member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Alan Fishman, chairman Ladder Capital; Trump’s second largest lender; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Samuel Fox, vice-chairman Trump Victory Committee; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Alan Garten, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at The Trump Organization; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Bruce Geld, endorser of Donald J. Trump for President; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Lawrence Glick, Executive Vice-President of Strategic Development for The Trump Organization; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Jason Greenblatt, Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer to Donald Trump and The Trump Organization, co-chairman Israel Advisory Committee for Donald J. Trump, now Special Representative for International Negotiations to President Trump; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Vincent Harris — former Digital Strategy Manager, Donald J. Trump for President; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Thomas Hicks, Sr., — billionaire private equity investor, Finance Vice-Chairman Trump Inaugural Committee; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Robert Eager, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Travis Kalanick — co-founder of Uber; member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Peter Kalikow — President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC, one of New York City’s leading real estate firms; donor to the Trump Victory Fund; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Daniel Kowalski — Deputy Policy Director of the Donald J. Trump for President Committee; member of the Trump Economic Advisory Council; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Bennett LeBow — Chairman of the Board of Vector Group; former owner of the Liggett Group, the fifth largest cigarette company in the U.S.; testified under oath that “since cigarettes are a legal product and people choose to use them, whether or not they cause cancer is irrelevant” (Wikipedia); friend of Ukrainian mob boss Vadim Rabinovich (Wikipedia); donor to the Trump Victory Fund; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Richard Lesser — member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Ronald Lieberman — Executive Vice-President of Management and Development for The Trump Organization; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Howard Lorber — President and CEO of Vector Group, donor to the Trump Victory Fund, member of Trump Economic Advisory Council; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • David Malpass — member of the Trump Economic Advisory Council, serves as Under-Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs under President Donald J. Trump; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Douglas Manchester — donor to the Make America Great Again PAC; Trump’s nominee for Ambassador to the Bahamas; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Bernard “Bernie” Marcus — Home Depot co-founder; co-founder of the Israel Democracy Institute; endorser of Donald J. Trump for President; donor Rebuild America Now PAC; donor Make America #1 PAC; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Rebecca Mercer — Mercer family heiress; dubbed by Politico magazine as “the most powerful woman in GOP politics” and as a political “kingmaker” by Town and Country magazine, and said to have been “quietly pulling strings for the Trump campaign”; donor to Make America #1 PAC; Trump Executive Committee member; member of the Trump Presidential Transition Team; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Robert Mercer — Father of Rebecca Mercer (see above); co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund, donor to the Make America #1 PAC; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Amanda Miller — Vice-President of Marketing for The Trump Organization; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Eli Miller — Chief Operating Officer, Donald J. Trump for President; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Jason Miller — Senior Communications Director of the Trump Presidential Transition team; Communications Director and Assistant to the President at the White House; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Stephen Miller — National Policy Director, Donald J. Trump for President; National Policy Director Trump Presidential Transition Team, Senior Advisor to the President for Policy at the White House; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Samuel Nunberg — Political advisor to Donald J. Trump for President; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • David Orwitz — Senior Vice-President of Acquisitions and Development, The Trump Organization; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • John Paulson — Known as “one of the most prominent names in high finance”; donor to the Trump Victory Fund, member of the Trump Economic Advisory Council; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Laura Perlmutter — Wife of Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, an Israeli-American businessman and financier, CEO of Marvel Entertainment. Laura donated $449,000 to a PAC supporting Donald Trump and was Finance Vice-Chairman of the Trump Inaugural Committee; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Richard Roberts — Vice-chairman, Israel Advisory Committee for Donald Trump; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • George Ross — Executive Vice-President and Senior Counsel for The Trump Organization; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Steven Roth — Donor to the Trump Victory Fund; member of the Trump Economic Advisory Council; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Keith Schiller — former Deputy Assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump who concurrently served as Director of Oval Office Operations; Schiller also served as the Director of Security for The Trump Organization (personal bodyguard to Trump). He has been described as “one of Trump’s most loyal and trusted aides” and “a constant presence at Trump’s side for nearly two decades”; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Stephen Schwarzman — CEO of the Blackstone Group; chairman of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Peter Thiel — Billionaire venture capitalist, co-founder of PayPal, endorsed Donald J. Trump for President, donor to the Trump Victory Fund, donor to the Rebuilding America Now PAC, Executive Committee Member of the Trump Presidential Transition Team; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Kevin Warsh — Former governor of the Federal Reserve System during and in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis; acted as the central bank’s primary liaison to Wall Street; now a member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Mark Weinberger — Global Chairman and CEO of EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young; member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Andrew Weiss — Executive Vice-President of The Trump Organization; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Allen Weisselberg — Executive Vice-President of Development and Acquisitions at The Trump Organization, and Chief Financial Officer for The Trump Organization; known as “Donald Trump’s Loyal Numbers Man”; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Larry Weitzner — CEO of Jamestown Associates, one of the nation’s premier political consulting firms; advisor to Donald J. Trump for President; Ashkenazi Jew.
  • Daniel Yergin — A director on the Council on Foreign Relations; member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum; “In December 2016 Yergin joined a business forum composed primarily of CEOs assembled to provide strategic and policy advice on economic issues to President Donald Trump; Ashkenazi Jew.

Yes, as St. John wrote in 1 John 2:18, “…even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”  And so it is, beloved.   And so it is.

Think carefully about who and what you throw your support behind.  There are no “good” antichrists, so don’t give me that “good fig/bad fig” stuff.  If they hate the Lord, they hate the Father.  If they hate the Father, and you support them, then…well…I’ll let you think that through for yourself.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Blessed by Rabbi Who Calls Black People “Monkeys”

Israel’s Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzchok Yosef — who earlier this year compared black people to “monkeys” — is said to have blessed Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump before they attended the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Two years earlier, this same rabbi stated that all non-Jews — Africans, Arabs, or otherwise — could only live in Israel if they agreed to serve the country’s Jewish population.  In other words, non-Jews must be slaves to Jews if they want to live in the nation of Israel.

Can you imagine if Kushner and his wife had visited with a prominent southern racist preacher, or with a Ku Klux Klan leader, seeking fellowship and blessing from them?  The outcry from the media would have been horrific and never-ending.

But when Judaics are the racists, it apparently doesn’t count.  You’ll barely hear a peep on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS or Fox News about Kushner and Ivanka’s meeting with the racist, anti-black rabbi.  And if you do hear anything, you can bet it will be quickly swept under the table.

Such, for example, was the case in 2013 when Israel’s other chief rabbi, David Lau, castigated Israeli youth for watching sports broadcasts, stating that the sports players are “niggers.”  When this was reported, the news media in Israel was condemned by Israel’s Minister of Industry Trade and Labor and of Religious Affairs Naftali Bennett for “hounding” Lau.  And the kibosh was quickly put on the story.

The fact of the matter is this:  the Judaic religion indeed teaches that blacks and other races are inferior.  As Dr. Tony Martin, a professor emeritus of Africana Studies at Wellesley College for 34 years, and an expert on Jewish involvement in the American slave trade, has stated, “There is an anti-black invective which runs through the sacred rabbinic literature of Judaism.”

In other words, Jewish rabbinic literature such as the Talmud is highly insulting of black people.  That’s a bit of an understatement, perhaps.  After all, 12th century Jewish scholar Moses Maimonides, a man who for centuries has been considered to be Judaism’s most esteemed halachic authority (i.e., Jewish legal authority), taught in his book, Guide for the Perplexed, that blacks are actually sub-human in nature.

Indeed, Talmudic references claim that Ham’s son Canaan was turned into a black man by God as part of a curse for exposing his father Noah’s nakedness.  For example, in Tanhuma Noah 13,15 (a Judaic collection of legal explanations and commentaries on Bible topics) it states that Canaan and his progeny would always be black-skinned, have kinky hair, thick lips and “shamefully elongated” male members:

“Moreover, because you twisted your head around to see my nakedness, your grandchildren’s hair shall be twisted into kinds, and their eyes red: again, because your lips jested at my misfortune, theirs shall swell; and because you neglected my nakedness, they shall go naked, and their male members shall be shamefully elongated.  Men of this race are called Negroes.” 

This kind of racist religious screed is precisely why the Bible tells us we’re not to “give heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.”  (Titus 1:14)

In reality, there’s not a single anti-black statement in the Word of God.  And being black is certainly no curse from God.  In fact, as the book of Genesis tells us, when God finished His initial creation of the races of mankind on the sixth day, He pronounced it “very good.”

Genesis 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

But religious tradition handed down over the centuries by members of the Judaic religious community does indeed preposterously state that blacks are a cursed race.  And over the long course of time, many Christians bought into that lie, and used it to justify black slavery.

Michael Hoffman, author of the book Judaism’s Strange Gods, had this to say about the Judaic racism against blacks, and the way it was gradually adopted by western intelligentsia:

The dogma that the black is a slave by nature is rabbinic in origin.  Canaan is identified as a black man, and blacks as an inferior people, only in the Gemarra (the latter part of the Talmud), the Midrash and later writings of the rabbis. 

 

This invective…this racism… is not anywhere in the Bible concerning the black race.  The rabbinic account of the malediction against Ham stipulates that Ham’s son Canaan, and all Canaan’s issue, are forever fated to suffer perpetual slavery and black skin, without the possibility of their condition ever being ameliorated. 

 

It is this anti-Old Testament rabbinic gloss that influenced those 15th century Renaissance humanists who had crossed over into the forbidden territory of the Talmud, Midrash and Kaballah as part of a supposedly enlightened act. 

 

It is an irony of history that as a result of this supposedly progressive development, the abominable view of black people as a congenitally-determined race of perpetual slaves became entrenched among the western liberal intelligentsia for at least the next 300 years.

 

…The classic rabbinic texts hold that the punishment visited upon Ham was the transformation of his son Canaan and all of Canaan’s progeny into blacks.  Rabbi Hiyya said, ‘Ham and the dog copulated on the ark, therefore Canaan came forth dark-skinned.’  That is the canonical rabbinic teaching of orthodox Judaism.”

 

— Michael Hoffman, YouTube video, Historical Jewish Racism Towards Blacks

In other words, according to Jewish fables blacks are irredeemably cursed to be both black skinned, and slaves, because Canaan’s father Ham copulated with a dog while on the ark.

Interestingly, according to an article by journalist David Sheen, the government of Israel has over the past few years “coerced more than a third of the African refugee community in Israel, over 20,000 souls, to return to Africa.”

He went on to state that the Israeli government did so by telling the black refugees they’d have legal status secured for them in Rwanda or Uganda.  But that turned out to be “only a ruse, devised to deport them back into a stateless existence.”

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu then declared that the Israeli government would expel some 40,000 more African refugees from Israel, most of whom were Christians and Muslims.

While the plan has been “temporarily suspended” by an Israeli court, Netanyahu has gone on to state that the African refugees are worse than terrorists — this, even though not a single African asylum-seeker in Israel has ever been charged with any terrorism offenses.

So I suppose it should come as no surprise that Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump (who converted to Judaism when she married him) would seek out the fellowship and blessing of the decidedly racist rabbi Yitzchok Yosef in their recent visit to Israel.

Here in the U.S. Jews may be at the forefront of the civil rights movement.  But in Israel…not so much, it would appear.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Jerusalem as the Coming Religious Capital of the World?

No sooner than the U.S. Embassy was officially moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, political luminaries began declaring Jerusalem to be the home of all religious faiths.

Stated Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner:

“Jerusalem must remain a city that brings people of all faiths together:  To visit, to worship, to respect each other, and to appreciate the majesty of history and the glory of God’s creation.”

And Israeli President Reuven Rivlin stated:

“We will continue to safeguard Jerusalem as a city of peace, as a home to all those of faith, a city of all its residents and citizens, of all religions and communities, who share together one city, which is so greatly loved by everyone.”

And how’s that working out so far?  Well, let’s see:

On Embassy opening day alone we have 55 dead Palestinian protestors, killed by Israel military snipers for protesting the Embassy opening at the Gaza border.  And 2,400 more Palestinians wounded by additional Israeli sniper fire.  As the Daily Mail put it:

“…a 14-year-old was among 55 shot dead along the Gaza border on what is already the deadliest single day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 war between the Jewish state and Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas. 

 

At least 2,400 more have been injured with hundreds of them by live bullets, according to Gaza officials as the Palestinian government accused Israel of committing a ‘terrible massacre’ and Amnesty International called the bloodshed an ‘abhorrent violation’ of human rights”. 

Where I come from they call that a “turkey shoot.” In the Middle East, apparently, nothing says “Welcome, friend, feel free to come here to visit and worship!” like a steel-tipped bullet.

Jerusalem:  World Capital?

Jerusalem, which means “habitation of peace” in the Hebrew language, has become the antithesis of its own name.  Instead of becoming the Great City of Peace it’s touted to be, it has instead become a city of lies and bloodshed.

Nevertheless, the idea that Jerusalem should be the “city to all faiths” has been touted for a long time now.  Nearly 20 years ago, for example, in October 1999, the Rabbi Menachem Froman, former chief rabbi of the Israeli Knesset, wrote in The Jerusalem Report about what he called “A Modest Proposal.”

The rabbi stated that Israel must “aggressively frame the future” and work to “achieve a vision of Jerusalem at the End of Days.”  This would entail, he said, making Jerusalem the “Capital of the World.” He wrote:

“Isn’t it only fitting that Jerusalem be the seat of the United Nations’ cultural bodies, human rights organizations, scholarly forums… Isn’t it only proper that Jerusalem be the place where members of all faiths convene to renounce their breeding of prejudice, hostility, and war?”

 

The rabbi then stated that “Meetings and discussions are already taking place among (high-level) Jews, Muslims, and Christians with the aim of making Jerusalem into the capital of peace.”

Nearly four decades earlier, Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, had also stated he believed that Jerusalem would become the centerpiece of the world.  He stated, in an interview with Look magazine, that when the time comes:

“In Jerusalem, the United Nations (a truly United Nations) will build a Shrine of the Prophets to serve the federated union of all continents; this will be the seat of the Supreme Court of Mankind, to settle all controversies among the federated continents.”

 

Thirteen years earlier Ben Gurion had written:  “Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel and world Jewry; it aspires to become the spiritual center of the world.”

Yep, a center of world peace and spirituality, but without the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.  That’s what the one-worlders ultimately have in mind for Jerusalem.

Even Chaim Weizmann, former President of the World Zionist Organization, wrote that

“…Zionism is part of a much larger game…” and that the ultimate goal of that game would be “the organization of the world in a great federation…”

And over 100 years before that, in February 1883, it was written in the Jewish World magazine:

“The great ideal of Judaism is that the whole world shall be imbued with Jewish teaching and that in a Universal Brotherhood — a greater Judaism in fact — all the separate races and religions shall disappear.”

The Lord’s Word on the Subject

But what saith the Lord Jesus on this subject?  As it’s written:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem thou that killest the prophets and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings and ye would not! BEHOLD YOUR HOUSE IS LEFT UNTO YOU DESOLATE:  and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”

Well, the Jews still won’t say of Christ, “Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.”  They simply won’t acknowledge that He’s God’s chosen Messiah.  So their house remains desolate.  It produces no fruit for the Lord, because it rejects the Lord’s chosen Messiah and governs based on man’s empty religious traditions.

Nevertheless, as it’s also written, a time will come in the final generation of this flesh earth age that the world political leaders will indeed turn to Jerusalem and try to make it the religious and political centerpiece of the world.  As it’s written:

Zec 8:20  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:


Zec 8:21
  And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.

 

Zec 8:22  Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

 

Zec 8:23  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

Of course, this happens when Satan arrives to this earth and proclaims himself to be its “God.”  As it’s written of this event in II Thessalonians 2:4, “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”

At that time, the entire world, thinking Satan is “God,” will make Jerusalem the world’s spiritual and political capital, and seat him as ruler in that city.

Interestingly, with the multiple nations now saying they too will now follow America’s lead and move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, we may well be seeing the very beginning of this process.  To learn more, see Israel to Build New Embassy Living Quarters in Jerusalem for the Nations.

Meanwhile, the angry protests from the Palestinians, and the deadly sniper fire from the Israeli military, continues.  The blood flows freely in the streets.  And as it’s written in the Word of God, so it shall come to pass in the final days of this flesh earth age:

Eze 24:9  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great.

 

Eze 24:10  Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned.

 

Eze 24:11  Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.

 

Eze 24:12  She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.

 

Eze 24:13  In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee.

 

Eze 24:14  I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.

Jerusalem will ultimately be destroyed by the Lord, after having become the center of world religion and politics under Satan.  Our old adversary’s stench will be cleansed by God from the city, in preparation for New Jerusalem “which cometh down out of heaven from my God” (Revelation 3:12).

As it’s written, so it will come to pass.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem?  Well, you’d better know which Jerusalem you’re praying for, before you do so.  If that confuses you, see my previous study, Jerusalem, or New Jerusalem?

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Is God a He-She?

In my in-depth Bible study, Lucifer, the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement, I document the fact that the Kabbalists and occultists want us to believe that God “transcends gender” by simultaneously being both male and female.

The Kaballists and occultists further claim that Adam was also originally both male and female, and thus the modern transgender movement is merely a way of returning to our original “pristine” state of being.

You see, according to the Kaballists and occultists, the more “transgender” one is, the more like God one is, since God made Adam in His image, and God transcends gender by being both genders at once.

The Kaballists and occultists even go so far as to claim that the Scripture in Genesis 1:27 — i.e., “God created mankind; male and female God created them” — verifies that in God’s original creation of man on this earth, everyone had physical male and female characteristics like God.

Of course, that passage simply means God made males and God made females, and He made them for the specific purpose of procreation, i.e., “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth…” (Genesis 1:28).

But the Kaballists and occultists can’t see that.  Some of them go so far as to say that because one of God’s titles is El Shaddai, which is translated from the Hebrew root word Shad, meaning a “breast,” God has both male procreative organs and female breasts.

In reality, of course, the title El Shaddai simply means God is our ultimate provider.  The title actually means “the all-sufficient God.”

Yes, He is like a mother, but not in the sense of physical attributes or sexuality.  He is like a mother in the sense of providing us with all of the sustenance we need for eternal life.

And by the way, His Word is our life-sustenance.  And His Word clearly states that both the “effeminate” and “abusers of themselves with mankind” will not inherit the kingdom of God.  As it’s written:

1Corinthians 6:9  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,

So if God were both male and female — i.e., if He were indeed an androgynous being — then by His own Word He’d not be able to “inherit the kingdom of God.”

Transgenderism in the Christian Church

Yet in spite of the incongruity of these pagan claims, the doctrine of a transgender “God” is gradually being inculcated into the Christian church today.  For example, in the following article, a so-called “Pastor” claims that we should “embrace God as Mother.”

The “Pastor” then twists certain Scriptures which compare Father’s compassion for His children to that of a mother’s compassion for her child, claiming instead that those passages secretly mean God is both male and female.

Listen to this convoluted reasoning from the so-called Pastor:  “In Isaiah 63, we see the prophet writing of God’s motherly womb-like love and in the next breath describes God as our Father. Later in chapter 66, Isaiah writes of God saying to God’s people that ‘As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.’”

In other words, the so-called Pastor is claiming we can’t box God into the “male” or “female” category.  He’s both genders at the same time, and yet neither.

The so-called Pastor goes on to say, “God has both masculine and feminine attributes, yet is neither male or female. Our language and understanding is insufficient to describe God.

Put differently, some Christian pastors are now claiming the inscrutable nature of God makes Him both a he and a she, and yet at the same time, neither he nor she, but instead something so all-encompassing we can’t grasp it with our little pea brains.

You see, they claim God is simply too mysterious and too all-encompassing for us to understand, so He must be a little bit of everything thrown together into the same mix.  He’s the great “I am,” and that “I am,” according to the “Pastor” in the article I linked to above, makes Him a little bit of everything.

The underlying but not openly stated presumption is that we, too, should be a little bit of everything thrown into the same mix, since that would make us more like God.

And yes, this stuff is creeping right into the Christian churches of today, where you’ll even see, in some denominations, homosexuals and transgenders being ordained as priests and pastors.

Prepare to be revulsed:  If you Google the phrases “transgender priest” and “transgender pastor” you’ll see 1,600,000 hits for the first phrase, and 1,860,000 hits for the second one.  See here, here, here, here, here and here for examples.

Mystery, Babylon the Great

In reality, what’s you’re seeing take place today is Satan’s so-called occult “magnum opus” or “great work” in which polar opposites are purposely being mixed together in order to transform the world into “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.”

The goal of this “great work,” ultimately, is to so thoroughly confuse and corrupt God’s children, they’ll no longer be fit for God’s eternal family household.

If you’d like to learn more about this great Satanic transformation, see Lucifer, the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement.

I that study, I document the ancient pagan roots of the modern transgender movement, going all of the way back to the goddess Ishtar who was portrayed in the mystery religions as being both male and female, and of helping mankind convert to having both male and female sexual characteristics.

What modern so-called “Pastors” are now doing is hanging those pagan attributes on our heavenly Father, and then claiming we need to be more like Him if we want to please Him.  Of course, that’s a blasphemy they’ll have to deal with later, at the great white throne judgment.

Meanwhile, our job as Christians is to hold up the plumb-line of truth to the world, in the face of its mass apostasy, and tell God’s children there are consequences to their actions.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Things Are “About To Get Biblical” in Israel and Iran Says Rabbi

According to a news article in the UK Daily Star, “Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific end-times theorist who has penned 50 books, has predicted a conflict is on the brink.”

The Rabbi is predicting a major war between Israel and Iran, over the so-called “Syria crisis.”

“Things are about to get Biblical,” said Winston.  “Some people thought the Bible was dead. They thought they could sit back and relax.  That is clearly not the case in Syria and soon, that will be clear to everyone.”

He said confrontation between Israel and Iran is not a “normal political crisis” but rather “this is a Biblically based, prophetic crisis”.

According to the Daily Star:

“Rabbi Winston citied a prophecy from the Yalkut Shimoni, a commentary of the Bible penned in the 1200s, which mentions a major war between Israel and Iran.

 

It reads: “All the nations of the world will be provoking each other. The king of Persia  will provoke the king of Arabia.”

 

And it says the war will “threaten to destroy the entire world” as the nations “fall on their faces and will experience pains like birth pangs”.

Sounds a lot like a war leading up to the deadly wound of Revelation 13, doesn’t it?

Of course, there’s a lot of difference between citing the Bible, and citing a 12th century Jewish commentary on the Bible.  One is the source of truth.  The latter is just men’s opinion.

If the Rabbi wants to cite actual Biblical evidence for a great war against Iran in the final days of this flesh earth age, all he had to do is take a good long look at Daniel chapter 8, where the “ram” in Daniel’s vision represents Iran, and the “he goat” represents Iran’s attacker.

You’ll notice that I didn’t say the “he goat” represents Israel.  And that’s because we still don’t know yet who will attack Iran.  We only know from the Scripture in Daniel 8 that there will be a great military attack on Iran which will devastate the country, and lead ultimately to:

  • The deadly wound of Revelation 13
  • The unleashing of the four winds of Revelation 7 and Daniel 7
  • The advent of the four stages of one-worldism as described in Daniel 7:1-8
  • Followed by the arrival of the “little horn,” i.e., the antichrist himself.

The available evidence indicates the “he goat” attacker will indeed be Israel.  But because the Scripture doesn’t specifically say so, we simply won’t know until we see the war itself break out.

It could just as easily be a coalition of western military forces, led, for example, by the United States, in an attempt to keep Israel out of the fray.  It could even be Saudi Arabia — we haven’t been selling them billions of dollars worth of missiles for no good reason since Trump took office.

But the great war against Iran will indeed take place in the final days of this flesh earth age, and it will indeed usher in all of the remaining Biblical prophesies of these end days.  And that’s what we need to keep our eyeballs peeled for.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Biblical events of the final days of this flesh earth age, see the study The 4 Winds and the Deadly Wound.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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“Big Tent” Religion Leads Catholic Church to Embrace LGBT Event

The Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala put on each year to raise money for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.

A theme is picked for the gala, and the rich and famous then dress up in “immodest and sexually provocative costumes” befitting the theme.

This year, the theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” In other words, the point of this year’s Met Gala was to ridicule and sexualize Catholicism.

Madonna, for example, showed up wearing a goth costume with a golden crown and a big cross between her breasts. And Pop star Rihanna “dressed in a sexually-provocative outfit made to look like papal vestments.”

According to the news article below, “The exhibit included a sadomasochistic bondage mask covered in rosaries.”

And how did the Catholic church take this blatant insult to their religion? Well, they sent their pro-LGBT priest, James Martin, to the Gala, who tweeted throughout the event about what a great time he was having there, and how people were coming up to him and telling him how “sexy” he looks in his priest’s garb.

According to the news article below:

“Rather than condemning the event, the Vatican supplied vestments for an accompanying clothing exhibit, and sent the boy’s choir of the Sistine Chapel to sing for partygoers.”

The article goes on to state that “Cardinal Timothy Dolan called it a ‘great evening’ and ‘the social event of the year.’ He later denied that the event was blasphemous” or in poor taste.

One Catholic, Joseph Sciambra, described in the news article as “an ex-gay and former porn star who returned to the Catholic faith of his youth,” was not shy about stating his disdain for the sordid event and the way the Catholic church appears to have gone along with it. He stated:

“Anyone shocked that James Martin was mixed-up in the whole Met Gala? That’s part of the plan, and has been for a long time — get a few gullible and greedy Bishops to mix with wealthy/well-connected members of the LGBT community at $30,000 a pop cocktail parties – meet the same-sex partner, listen to how uncharitable the Roman Catholic Church is to gay couples, approve the dissident ministry, go back to the chancery feeling good about yourself.”

Sciambra went on to say, “When the Roman Catholic Church lost a sense of the sacred, the secular world, in a desperate need to experience transcendence – made the sacred into something profane.”

And so it is. The modern Christian church — not just the Catholic church alone, mind you, but many other denominations as well — are practicing “Big Tent” religion by gradually caving in to pressure to normalize deviancy and perversion, and even bestow upon it a “sense of the sacred.”

I warned about that in my detailed study, “Lucifer, the Divine Androgyne and Ancient God of the Modern Trangender Movement.”

In that study, I document the fact that homosexuality and transgenderism are ancient pagan religious practices that occultists have claimed for centuries “puts one into direct contact with the divine.”

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read that Bible study here: https://haveyenotread.com/lucifer-the-divine-androgyne-ancient-god-of-the-modern-transgender-movement/

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Israel versus Iran: the Coming War

This week, much to the consternation of the rest of the western world, President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the six-nation nuclear deal with Iran, and affirmed that he was going to institute some of the toughest economic sanctions yet against the Iranian nation.

He also threatened Iranian leaders with “severe consequences” should they restart their nuclear weapons program.

Almost simultaneously, as if on cue, Israel began an aerial bombing campaign against Iranian military targets in the Quneitra province south of Damascus, Syria.

This aerial bombing attack triggered a counter-attack consisting of a barrage of some 20 rockets and artillery from Iranian positions near Syria’s southern border, directly into Israel-held land in the Golan Heights.

Israeli government spokesman now says they consider the barrage a “direct attack” on their nation by Iran, rather than a defensive attack.  As the UK Sun put it:

“Iran has directly attacked Israel for the first time as it launched missiles in the annexed Golan Heights region, Israel’s army has claimed.

 

An Israeli air defence (IDF) spokesman said “about 20 rockets” were fired by Iranian Quds Force at the Jewish state’s defensive line in the area – which has been occupied by Israel since 1967.

 

Tuesday’s attacks represent an immediate escalation in tensions in the region after US President Donald Trump walked away from the 2015 nuclear agreement Barack Obama struck with Iran.”

 

Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus later stated, “The IDF sees this Iranian attack on Israel with severity. This event is not over.”

Simultaneously to all of this, the weekly British magazine, New Statesman, featured a provocative cover article for their May 11-17 issue, which you can see in the image above.  The glaring headline reads:

Israel vs Iran:  the Coming War

While this week’s issue of the New Statesman has not yet been released, its editors released the cover photo in advance, I assume so they can say they “predicted” the expected war in advance, should it indeed happen now.

So Is Daniel Chapter 8 About to Be Fulfilled?

So does this mean the long-awaited fulfillment of Daniel chapter 8 is about to take place, in which Iran, symbolized by a ram, is attacked and completely defeated by a military power symbolized as a “he goat” in the final days of this flesh earth age?

Well, as the old saying goes, “Keep your powder dry.”  We’ve been here too many times in the past to make a conclusive statement like that.  War with Iran has been predicted for the past decade, at the very least.

But…we’re supposed to be watchmen of God (Ezekiel 33).  Therefore it’s our job to stay on the watch and report what’s happening.  And dramatic events precisely like this are the stuff war is made of.

As you’ve seen in the past few weeks, Israel is definitely pressing for war with Iran.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the Israeli Knesset for greater war powers, and was given virtual carte blanche to attack Iran without waiting for Knesset approval, in any situation deemed to be “extreme.”

Would today’s counter-attack on Israel by Iran qualify as “extreme”?  Well, we’ll have to watch and see how Israel interprets it.  After all, it’s Israel that gets to define what they mean by the word “extreme.”

It’s also interesting to note that shortly before the approval for greater war powers was granted to Netanyahu, Pentagon Chief James Mattis had told reporters in the U.S. that direct conflict between Israeli and Iranian forces is now “very likely.”

And in one report out of Israel, from Haaretz.com, the Israeli Energy Minister stated that Israel would even assassinate Syria’s president Assad if he continued to allow Iran to operate out of Syria.

So we have all of the makings of a war in motion.  The question is:  Now, or later?

And the answer is:  It doesn’t matter.  It’s going to happen — today, tomorrow or a year from now — because it’s written.  So you should be ready for it, and for all of the remaining prophetic events of the end days, to begin playing out.

And you should be ready right now, just in case.   Don’t wait until after the attack on Iran to get your affairs in order and start preparing for the antichrist.  After all, once Iran’s defeat is complete, the Scripture in Daniel chapter 8 describes the following events as taking place directly afterwards:

1.)  The he goat — which we can only assume at this point is going to be Israel — “waxed very great” and became “strong” (translated from the Hebrew word atsam meaning a bone cruncher).  [Daniel 8:8]

2.)  Once becoming strong, the great horn on the he goat’s head, representing its power structure, gets broken (i.e., burst, destroyed, broken into pieces).  This is most likely to take place through the delivery of the deadly wound of Revelation chapter 13, which we know from previous studies happens at Jerusalem.  [Daniel 8:8]

3.)  Once the power structure (i.e., “horn”) of the he goat is broken into pieces, the Scripture tells us that “four notable ones” come up in place of that former power structure.  These are the “four beasts” described in Daniel 7:3-7, which represent the four stages of one-worldism taking place very quickly.  [Daniel 8:8]

4.)  These “four notable ones” arise “towards the four winds of heaven,” meaning this is the point at which the four winds that usher in the final events of this flesh earth age begin to blow.  This is confirmed again in Daniel 7:2.  So at this point the sealing of God’s elect described in Revelation chapter 7 is over with, and the four winds that were held back until the elect are sealed in their foreheads with the truth of God’s Word are now no longer being held back.  [Daniel 8:8]

5.)  Out of the “four notable ones” of Daniel 8:8 comes forth “a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.”  We know from Daniel 7:8 and 7:25 that this “little horn” is Satan himself, in his role as the false savior of the world, having been cast down to this earth with his fallen angels in Revelation 12:7-9.  [Daniel 8:9]

In short, the defeat of Iran by the “he goat” of Daniel chapter 8 directly presages the deadly wound at Jerusalem…the beginning of the four winds of Revelation chapter 7 and Daniel chapter 7…the ushering in of Satan’s one-world system…and finally the arrival onto the scene of the antichrist himself.

To learn more about the events of the end of this age, including the war on Iran and the deadly wound of the great book of Revelation, see the Bible study, The 4 Winds and the Deadly Wound.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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3 Interesting News Reports Out of Israel

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There were three interesting reports in the news today regarding events in Israel.

One report is about Israel getting ready to adopt the Talmud into law as the foundation of their official state legal system.

Another one is about renewed fears of violence over the coming May 14, 2018 controversial move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

And another report quotes a high-ranking Israeli government official as saying that Syria’s president Assad will have to be “eliminated” by Israel if he continues to allow Iran to operate military bases on Syrian soil.

Let’s take a quick look at each story, and think about them in terms of other developments we’ve been watching taking place in Jerusalem in recent weeks and months, particularly in relation to what the Scriptures say about end-times events we’re to be on the watch for:

News Report #1:  Netanyahu Wants Talmud to be Official Law of Israel

First, in an IsraelNationNews.com article, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamain Netanyahu has allegedly told Yaakov Vider, the head of the Likud party’s hareidi division (i.e., ultra-orthodox Jews), that he intends to make the Talmud the basis of Israel’s legal system.

Yes, that’s the same Talmud that says Jesus Christ is was bastard born of adultery (Yebamoth 49b) and now residing in hell, boiling in hot excrement eternally for His “sins” against Israel (Gittin 57a), and that His mother Mary was a Jewish whore who was having sex on the side while engaged to be married to Joseph.  (Sanhedrin 106a; shabbath 104b footnote 2).

Netanyahu had earlier told IsraelNationNews.com, “One of my main missions as Prime Minister of Israel is to bolster the status of the State of Israel as the national state of our people. To this end, it is my intention to submit a Basic Law to the Knesset that would provide a constitutional anchor for Israel’s status as the national state of the Jewish people.”

Later, Netanyahu is said to have told Likud party head Yaakov Vider that the new law also “would establish the Talmud, the core work of Jewish law, as an official basis for Israeli state law.”

I want to anchor in this law, that it will be a Basic Law that the state of Israel arose and exists on the basis of the Torah and the Jewish tradition,” Netanyahu explained, promising to define the Hebrew calendar as the official state calendar.

Netanyahu also promised that “we will define in the law the Gemara as a basis for the Israeli legal system,” referencing the Jewish legal text analyzing the Mishnah, a legal work of the Jewish sages, which together form the Talmud.

My comment:  I find it quite interesting this is happening now, at precisely the time when the U.S. embassy is being moved to Jerusalem in mid-May, and at least four embassies of other nations have also indicated a willingness to move to Jerusalem.

Ultimately, the Scripture tells us that under the antichrist, Jerusalem will become the center of world political and religious power.  As it’s written in Zechariah chapter 8:

Zec 8:22  Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

 

Zechariah 8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s been since December 1949 that Israel moved their capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But that controversial move has not been recognized by the nations of this world until now, because the Palestinians consider East Jerusalem to be their “universal capital.”

Now, we’re seeing both political power (in the form of the embassies moving to Jerusalem) and religious power (in the form of the new Basic Law being touted by Netanyahu) being slowly consolidated in Jerusalem.

Now let me be clear about this:  I’m not saying the end is near.  These news reports are just indications as to which way things are going.  It’s not the event itself that’s so important, but the cumulative set of events that are taking place on a gradual basis.  We need to keep our eyes and ears open to it.  Slowly, but surely, the Scripture is being fulfilled.  Which leads me to our next news report:

News Report #2:  Israel Fears “Explosion of Violence After U.S. Moves Embassy to Jerusalem

According to a news article in The Guardian, Israel is preparing to deal with an “explosion of violence” as the U.S. prepares to open its new embassy in Jerusalem on May 14th during the same week as Israel’s 70th anniversary as a nation.

In other words, the U.S. embassy is being moved to Jerusalem on the same day the Palestinian population calls “Al Nakba,” meaning “the catastrophe,” referring to Israel’s May 1948 takeover of most of the Holy Land, and the thrusting out into the wilderness to die some 600,000 Palestinians.  The timing of the U.S. Embassy move is just a little bit too much like rubbing the faces of the Palestinians in the matter.  So of course the Israelis have become worried about more violence breaking out in Palestine, which of course is a distinct possibility.

According to The Guardian report:

“This year, tensions are far higher than usual. Six weeks of protests along the Gaza border, during which Israeli soldiers have shot dead nearly 40 people and wounded hundreds, will culminate that week.

 

There are fears that those attending the rallies may attempt to breach the perimeter, a move that could lead to mass casualties as Israeli snipers are operating under rules of engagement that permit live fire.”

 

“The situation between Israelis and Palestinians could not be more delicate,” wrote Ilan Goldenberg, who served as part of the US team during the 2013-14 Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, in an opinion piece for the Israeli paper Haaretz.

 

The embassy move, he said, may pass without significant violence, pointing to the lack of anticipated instability following Donald Trump’s December announcement to relocate the embassy.

 

“Or it could explode – and we could find ourselves in the middle of a new war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

 

Nobody knows, but it is irresponsible for the US to be dumping gasoline on this potential fire,” he said.

 

…Goldenberg said the “flood of huge events” could be overwhelming: “A toxic witches’ brew of political instability and further potential violence is stewing in the Middle East.”

As you can see, the situation in Jerusalem is indeed “delicate,” as the news report put it.  All we can do is watch and see if the U.S. Embassy’s move to Jerusalem triggers even more violence as we approach the mid-May.

Keep in mind that the deadly wound of Revelation will sooner or later be delivered at Jerusalem (see the study, The 4 Winds and the Deadly Wound).  No one knows the exact nature of the wound.  But it’s Biblical “type” was David’s delivery of the wound to the head of Goliath the Phillistine (i.e., read:  Palestinian).

Some say the deadly wound won’t be delivered at Jerusalem until after God’s two faithful witnesses of Revelation 11 appear on this earth at Jerusalem, and that the two witnesses will be the ones who deliver the wound.  Others claim it will be delivered by Israel itself, after Israel attacks Iran in fulfillment of Daniel chapter 8, and shortly after that attack finds itself surrounded by Arab armies (Luke 21:20).

Regardless, God gave us eyes to see and ears to hear, and told us to be His watchmen.  So let’s watch the situation patiently, comparing it to the prophetic events described in the Scriptures, to see how it turns out.

News Report #3: Israel Will ‘Eliminate’ Assad if He Continues to Let Iran Operate From Syria

According to an article from Haaretz.com, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Monday that “Assad needs to know it will be his end if he allows Iran to turn Syria into a military base in order to attack Israel.”

The article went on to say:

“Steinitz told Israeli news site ynet that Assad needs to know it will be his end if he allows Iran to turn Syria into military base in order to attack Israel.

 

“It’s unacceptable that Assad sits quietly in his palace and rebuild his regime while allowing Syria to be turned into a base for attacks on Israel,” he said. Steinitz later clarified his comments reflect his personal opinions.

 

Israeli defense officials are bracing for the possibility of an Iranian revenge attack from Syria in the near future, in the form of rocket and missile launches at northern Israel.”

Of course, you’ve seen in recent weeks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s globally-televised speech and demonstration, in which he claims to have “irrefutable proof” that Iran is operating in violation of its nuclear agreement.

And you’ve likely seen the news reports of Israel doing bombing runs inside of Syrian air space, dropping bombs on what they call “clandestine Iranian military bases” in Syria.

Iran and Syria are considered to be the two main obstacles left in terms of achieving so-called “peace in the middle east.”

So it’s apparently been determined that the leadership of these two nations will ultimately have to be eliminated.  Of course, we know the Scriptures state that when they start claiming “peace and safety” the end is very near.  As it’s written:

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.

 

1Th 5:4  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

 

1Th 5:5  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

 

1Th 5:6  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

 

1Th 5:7  For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

 

1Th 5:8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

So let’s do exactly as the Scripture forewarns, and keep our Gospel Armor on and in place.

We have no reasons to worry.  But we must needs be watchmen.  That’s why we follow the news coming out of Jerusalem, and the Middle East as well, And compare what’s going on to what the Scripture tells us to expect.

It’s through that activity of watching with understanding that we see the prophesies being fulfilled, one news story after another.

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Steve Barwick

 

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Netanyahu Given More Power to Declare War

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According to this news article, just days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conducted a globally televised news conference documenting evidence that Iran has not been compliant with their nuclear deal, the Israeli Knesset has given Netanyahu sweeping new powers to declare war in extreme situations with only the Defense Minister’s approval.

In other words, as long as the Israeli Defense Minister approves, and the situation is deemed to be “extreme,” Netanyahu can now declare war against Iran (or any other country labeled a threat).

This is a significant move toward war by Israel and the Netanyahu administration.  Naturally, Israel considers Iran’s potential to build nuclear weapons as an “extreme situation.”

As the news article states: “The controversial law has been approved in light of unfolding tensions between Iran and Israel, as the Israeli Prime Minister has stated that Iran is continually increasing the range of its nuclear-capable missiles, saying that Israel has thousands of documents showing how Tehran allegedly lied to the world after signing the nuclear agreement, proving that Iran’s nuclear program had a military dimension…”

Point being, Israel is indeed getting ready to go to war.  We don’t know if it’s sooner, or later.  But it’s certainly coming.

As we reported last week, Pentagon Chief James Mattis recently told reporters that direct conflict between Israeli and Iranian forces is now “very likely.”

Why is this war important?  Because it has the potential to fulfill the ancient prophesy written of in Daniel chapter 8, in which Iran (represented in the Scripture as a “ram”) is attacked and completely conquered by a “he goat” (described in Scripture as being “moved with choler against the ram”).

Once this attack takes place, the Scripture in Daniel chapter 8 describes the following events as taking place afterwards:

1.)  The he goat “waxed very great” and became “strong” (translated from the Hebrew word atsam meaning a bone cruncher).  [Daniel 8:8]

 

2.)  Once becoming strong, the great horn on the he goat’s head, representing its power structure, gets broken (i.e., burst, destroyed, broken into pieces).  This is most likely the deadly wound of Revelation chapter 13, which we know from previous studies happens at Jerusalem.  [Daniel 8:8]

 

3.)  Once the power structure (i.e., “horn”) of the he goat is broken into pieces, the Scripture tells us that “four notable ones” come up in place of that former power structure.  These are the “four beasts,” which are the four stages of one-worldism described in Daniel 7:3-7.  [Daniel 8:8]

 

4.)  These “four notable ones” arise “towards the four winds of heaven,” meaning this is the point at which the four winds that usher in the final events of this flesh earth age begin to blow.  This is confirmed again in Daniel 7:2.  So at this point the sealing of God’s elect described in Revelation chapter 7 is over with, and the four winds that were held back until the elect are sealed in their foreheads with the truth of God’s Word are now no longer being held back.  [Daniel 8:8]

 

5.)  Out of the “four notable ones” of Daniel 8:8 comes forth “a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.”  We know from Daniel 7:8 and 7:25 that this “little horn” is Satan himself, in his role as the false savior of the world, having been cast down to this earth with his fallen angels in Revelation 12:7-9.  [Daniel 8:9]

There’s much more in those verses in Daniel chapter 8.  Those are just the pertinent highlights.  So if you haven’t done so already, you can learn more about them in my study, The 4 Winds and the Deadly Wound.

Until then, keep your eyes on Jerusalem.  That’s where all of the action will be from this point forward.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Would You Like to Attend a “Beyonce Mass”?

In this news article, it’s revealed that the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco recently held a so-called “Beyonce Mass,” in which the provocative, scantily clad and sexually-suggestive singer’s music was played along with “Scripture readings and communion.”

The article says the mass was attended by some 750-900 people and that the line to get in “wrapped around the building Wednesday night.”

Beyonce, who likes to be called “Queen Bey,” has been criticized in the past for the occult themes of some of her concert performances and music videos, including one in which she “struts around with a girl brandishing 666, the number of the antichrist, on her shirt.”

In another performance, Beyonce is said to have made a “Mudra hand gesture symbolizing occultic energy,” in honor of the Hindu goddess Holika, while singing “Ah-oh-ah-oh-ah/Got me feeling drunk and high.” In the same performance her hands are seen “covered with intricate henna designs customary to Hindu religious celebrations.”

In the past, Beyonce has also “posted a risqué picture of herself in front of a depiction of the Last Supper, in which she blocked Jesus out of the photograph with her body. The image was soon deleted after controversy ensued over the matter.”

And of course, her well-known husband, rapper Jay-Z, forthrightly praises Satan in his song “Lucifer,” in which he claims Lucifer’s rebellion against God was a “righteous cause.”

Church leader Jude Harmon told the Huffington Post that he doesn’t see a problem with the Wednesday night offering because “conservative Christians see a high wall separating the Church from the world; progressive Christians do not.”

Progressive Christians, huh?  So that’s what they’re calling outright blasphemy now.

I’d counter that with the following words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 7:13-14:  “Enter ye in at the strait [i.e., narrow] gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

Satan’s “Great Work” of Mixing Good and Evil

Of course, this kind of mixing of worldly music with Christian worship and communion service is nothing new.  It was over ten years ago that the Church of England as well as the U.S. Episcopal Church announced they would allow the so-called “U2charist,” which is the taking of the holy communion accompanied by U2 songs instead of traditional Christians hymns of praise to the Lord.

Churches pushing the “U2charist” claimed they were trying to “reach out to people in lager communities, especially younger people,” with messages of “global reconciliation and justice for the poor and oppressed.”

In one of their most famous albums, Joshua Tree, in a song titled “In God’s Country,” the band unabashedly sings “She stands with a naked flame.  I stand with the sons of Cain.”  In other words, U2 stands with the many-membered body of antichrist, which is largely made up of the sons of Cain and their followers.

Of course, that’s not surprising, since the vast majority of the Christians churches today unwittingly stand with the sons of Cain, as well, erroneously believing them to be “God’s chosen people” (i.e., Revelation 2:9 and 3:9).

I’ve recently commented that Satan’s program for bringing about one-world unity among all people – which is known in occult circles as his “great work” or “magnum opus” — is being accomplished through the blending of polar opposites combined with the mixing of good and evil until a “synthesis” is achieved resulting in a “global transformation” in which everyone is finally “equal” because they’re indistinguishable from one another.

These so-called “church services” in which the worldly evil (i.e., decidedly unchristian music) is mixed with good (i.e., the taking of Holy Communion) is a perfect example of Satan’s so-called “great work,”  which ultimately leads to the global transformation called in the Bible, “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.”

Of course, Satan’s “great work” only corrupts and debauches God’s children, making them unfit for the Father’s eternal family household.  And that’s exactly Satan’s plan, i.e., the corruption and debauchery of God’s children so they’re so deeply steeped in sin and spiritual confusion when Christ arrives, they can’t be part of the first resurrection.

That way, Satan gets a second chance at them at the end of the millennium teaching period (Revelation 20:7-9).  His ultimate goal is to take as many of God’s children as possible to hell with him at the time of the great white throne judgment (Revelation 20:10-15).

In contrast, God’s program for redeeming and unifying His children is through humble submission to Jesus Christ and His redeeming grace.

If you’d like to learn more about how Satan accomplishes his “magnum opus” of mixing good and evil, and blending polar opposites in order to transform the globe into Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth, I recommend the following two in-depth Bible studies, if you haven’t read them already:

Knowing the modus operandi of the enemy allows us to more effectively teach against, and take a firm stand against, the “wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Is Israel Going to War With Iran?

No sooner than Pentagon chief James Mattis told reporters last Friday that direct conflict between Israeli and Iranian forces is “very likely” (see my short commentary here), all hell has broken loose in the news.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on national television today to say he has “irrefutable proof” that Iran is operating in violation of their nuclear deal and has been “lying to the world about its nuclear program for years.”

According to a Haaretz news article, “Presenting 55,000 pages of documents and 183 CDs, Netanyahu said Iran hid an ‘atomic archive’ of documents on its nuclear program.”

The article goes on to say:

“At the press conference, Netanyahu exposed a secret Iranian nuclear project, codenamed “Amad,” which he said had been shelved in 2003, though he said work in the field had continued.

 

‘After signing the nuclear deal in 2015, Iran intensified its efforts to hide its secret files,’ Netanyahu said. ‘In 2017 Iran moved its nuclear weapons files to a highly secret location in Tehran.’” 

 

…’We can now prove that project Amad was a comprehensive program to design, build and test nuclear weapons,’ he said.

 

‘We can also prove that Iran is secretly storing project Amad material to use at a time of its choice to develop nuclear weapons.’” 

Netanyahu concluded by saying “Iran lied about never having a secret nuclear program. Secondly, even after the deal, it continued to expand its nuclear program for future use. Thirdly, Iran lied by not coming clean to the IAEA,” he said, adding that, “the nuclear deal is based on lies based on Iranian deception.”

After Netanyahu’s televised address in which he painstakingly laid out his case against Iran, Iran’s “Supreme Leader” Ali Khamenei announced that Tehran “will respond to the strikes against its facilities in Syria,” which the Israeli Air Force had conducted this past Sunday evening.

After the Iranian threat, Israeli defense and political sources stated that if Iran attacks Israel from Syria, either itself or through its proxy, Hezbollah, Israel will respond forcefully and target Iranian soil.

Crying Wolf, Or Going to War?

So is Israel simply crying wolf again, as it’s done so many times over the Iran nuclear deal?  Or is there really irrefutable proof that Iran has been working toward building a nuclear arms program all of this time?

The answer is unclear.

But even the newspaper Haaretz, an Israeli publication, had doubts, stating, “Intelligence experts and diplomats said he did not seem to have presented a ‘smoking gun’ showing that Iran had violated the terms of the agreement, although he may have helped make a case on behalf of skeptics in the U.S. who want to scrap it.

And the Guardian of Britain pointed out that much of the “new intelligence” touted by Netanyahu today is actually nothing new at all, but has been known about “as early as 2005 and made public (by the International Atomic Energy Agency) in 2011.”

So was Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech little more than political theater designed to give President Trump the ammunition he needs in order to scrap the Iranian nuclear deal signed by former President Barack Obama?  Or are Israel and Iran actually getting ready to go to war?

The online pundits have been claiming all day long that Israel is going to war with Iran immediately. But as of this writing, nary a new bomb has been dropped.  Thomas Friedman, political analyst for the New York Times, stated, “These are momentous days for both countries. One thing I know for sure. The status quo is not sustainable,” meaning he doesn’t believe Israel will continue to turn a blind eye toward Iran.

Interestingly, the newspaper Business Insider actually ran a story today with the headline “Israel is Stomping on Iran” – a direct reference to the prophetic events of Daniel chapter 8.  The publication further stated, “Israel appears to have been punishing Iran and walking all over Syria as the US expresses support for Jerusalem.”

As it’s written in Daniel chapter 8, speaking first of the ram which is symbolic of Iran, and secondly of the he goat which is prophetically symbolic of Israel:

Dan 8:4  I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.

Iran has pushed politically and militarily into Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon, and looks to push further into Yemen, Sudan and other strategic Middle East countries.

Dan 8:5  And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

“Touched not the ground” is an old Hebrew euphemism for approaching with great speed.  But in these end days, in which military jets are a reality, it appears this “he goat” with the “notable horn between his eyes” will use an airstrike when it attacks the ram, Iran.

Dan 8:6  And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.

The he goat attacks the ram with exceeding ferocity.  Maybe even nuclear ferocity.

Dan 8:7  And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.

None of Iran’s allies will be able to deliver the nation out of the hands of the “he goat” once the attacks commence.

Nevertheless, in spite of all of the war rhetoric you’re hearing, keep your powder dry, and watch, and see.  Don’t let the news media get you all excited.  When it finally happens – and at some point it will – you’ll know it for a fact, immediately.

Our heavenly Father has told us to be watchmen (Ezekiel 33), which means we’re to learn His Word, and then watch for the end times events described therein to begin to unfold, sounding the trumpet of warning along the way.

Consider Reading this Bible Study

But you can’t be an effective watchman of the Lord if you don’t know what you’re supposed to be watching for.

So my suggestion is read the Bible study, The 4 Winds and the Deadly Wound” for the order of events leading up to the Biblical deadly wound, including what has to happen in Iran, first, in order for that wound to ultimately come about.

In that study, you’ll also learn where the deadly wound of the great book of Revelation is going to be delivered…when it’s going to be delivered…and to whom it will be delivered.

And you’ll learn how it’s all tied to the “four winds” of the great book of Revelation, and why the long-prophesied defeat of Iran (Daniel chapter 8) in the final days of this flesh earth age ultimately triggers those “four wind” to blow, ushering in the final stages of one-worldism, the deadly wound, and the arrival of the antichrist onto the world stage.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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The Gender Blur Accelerates: People Now Having “Theybies” Instead of Babies

I’ve commented a number of times on the growing global trend toward transgenderism, as well as toward so-called “non-binary” or “genderqueer” gender identities, in which the gender-confused individual identifies as neither male nor female.

Now, as the gender blur accelerates globally, parents of newborns are beginning to foist this gender confusion on their newborn, referring to their babies as “theybies,” meaning children with no gender identity until they grow up and choose one (or both) for themselves.

According to this news article, “The term is called ‘TheyBy’ and refers to a baby born and raised free of the ‘constraints of gender designation’.”

The article goes on to point out:

“Companies are also jumping on the “blur the genders bandwagon” by creating gender neutral clothes, toys and products. Some examples are Banana Republic that has introduced a line of gender-less baby clothes. And then there is Target, that has removed gender-based signage and references from its toy aisles.

…Will hearing “it’s a boy” or “it’s a girl” in the hospital birthing room become a thing of the past? God forbid. More than ever, we need men and women who raise their sons and daughters to reflect God’s masterful design for the sexes. 

God’s design is the best design and His way of life is the best way of life. When we deviate from His plan, the results are only negative. Call me old school, but I believe boys should be boys and girls should be girls. They should be called that. Raised like that. And be taught to act like that.

The differences between the two genders are what make both so special and equal in their uniqueness.”

Satan’s Occult “Great Work”

In past commentaries on this subject, I’ve noted that Satan’s program for bringing about one-world unity among all people – which is known in occult circles as his “great work” or “magnum opus” — is being accomplished through the blending of polar opposites combined with the mixing of good and evil until a “synthesis” is achieved resulting in a “global transformation” in which everyone is finally “equal” because they’re indistinguishable from one another.

Of course, Satan’s “great work” only corrupts and debauches God’s children, making them unfit for the Father’s eternal family household.  And that’s exactly Satan’s plan, i.e., the corruption and debauchery of God’s children so they’re so deeply steeped in sin when Christ arrives, they can’t be part of the first resurrection.

That way, Satan gets a second chance at them at the end of the millennium teaching period (Revelation 20:7-9).  His ultimate goal is to take as many of God’s children as possible to hell with him at the time of the great white throne judgment (Revelation 20:10-15).

In contrast, God’s program for redeeming and unifying His children is through humble submission to Jesus Christ and His redeeming grace.  That’s why you see so much public sneering at God and His Word, while simultaneously you’re witnessing mass public acceptance of transgenderism, non-binary/genderqueer, “theybies” and other abominations.

Learn More…

If you’d like to learn more about how Satan accomplishes his great transformative “magnum opus” or mixing good and evil, and blending polar opposites in order to transform the globe into Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth, I recommend the following two in-depth Bible studies, if you haven’t read them already:

Knowing the modus operandi of the enemy allows us to more effectively teach against, and take a firm stand against, the “wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Mattis: Direct Israel-Iran Conflict “Very Likely”

Pentagon chief James Mattis told reporters Friday that direct conflict between Israeli and Iranian forces is “very likely,” according to this news article.

This was just days after French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that he believes US President Donald Trump will scrap the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Serious Bible students know there will indeed be a coming war with Iran. And we know so, because it’s written of in great detail, in Daniel chapter 8, in which the “ram” represents Persia (modern-day Iran) and the “rough he goat” represents Iran’s attacker.

Whether or not the nation of Israel actually leads that war – fulfilling the role of the “he goat” — remains to be seen. But the war is coming, never-the-less.

Most importantly, the end-days attack on Iran ushers in the Biblical “four winds” of Revelation chapter 7 and Daniel chapter 7 – which in turn usher in the deadly wound at Jerusalem and the arrival of the false Christ.

If you’re unfamiliar with the subject, you can learn more in the Bible study, The 4 Winds and the Deadly Wound.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Israel to Build New Embassy Living Quarters In Jerusalem for the Nations, Could Be Called “Trump Town”

According to the this Jerusalem Post article, thanks to the growing trend of countries wanting to move their embassies in Israel out of Tel Aviv and into Jerusalem, the building of an entire new quarter is being planned within Jerusalem to house the employees of those embassies.

So far, the U.S. embassy in Israel is planning to move to Jerusalem in May.  And afterwards, so is the Czech, Romanian and Honduran embassy. That’s a total of four, embassies, so far, with more expected to follow suit soon.

According to Israeli Construction Minister Yoav Gallant, “There is an apparent pattern of embassies moving to Jerusalem, and we have to start getting ready now. We might have to build dozens of embassies, and we would need new land ready for that purpose. I asked my ministry to vigorously take action as fast as possible.”

Dozens of Embassies, or Only Ten?

I suppose the move of dozens of embassies to Jerusalem would indeed be possible.  After all, there are some 86 foreign embassies in Israel, most of them located in Israel’s former political capital, Tel Aviv.  But my suspicion is that there will ultimately be only ten of them moving to Jerusalem, in fulfillment of the Scripture in the great book of Zechariah:

Zec 8:22  Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

 

Zechariah 8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

Regardless of whether or not the above verse refers to the current trend of foreign embassies moving from Israel’s capital city, Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem, it does refer to global political power becoming centralized in Israel, specifically at Jerusalem.

This specific prophesy is not something we’ve yet to see come to pass.  But it might be beginning to come to pass in the new trend of foreign embassies in Israel moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  Only time will tell.

The 10 Kings of Revelation?

Many Bible students believe Zechariah 8:23 above refers solely to the “ten kings” of Revelation 17:12, of which the Scripture tells us “have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”

In other words, it’s the ten kings ruling over the one-world “beast” system under Satan’s command when he arrives as the false Messiah, which Christians today know as the antichrist.

Those ten kings are supernatural beings – fallen angels of the highest order – whom Satan will bring with him when he arrives.  They ruled with him in the first age (i.e., for documentation compare Rev. 12:3, Rev. 13:1 and Rev. 17:2).  And they’ll rule with him again when he arrives to this earth to pull off his great deception as the “Messiah of God.”

But carefully note the difference between Zechariah 8:23 above and Revelation 17:2.  In Zechariah 8:23 above, the ten men “take hold…of the skirt of him that is a Jew” out of “all languages of the nations.”

In other words, these particular ten men are not necessarily supernatural, but instead appear to be human political leaders.  Each one of the ten men speaks the language of their own nation.

So it’s quite exciting indeed to think we might be watching more Bible prophesy being fulfilled right before our eyes in this growing move of multiple national embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Named After Donald Trump?

According to the Jerusalem Post article, “Gallant suggested a couple possible names for the area where the embassies would be located. He initially called it ‘Embassy Town,’ but then said he may decide to instead call it ‘Trump Town,’ after US President Donald Trump, who initiated next month’s move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem.”

While that makes me wonder if Mr. Gallant was having a little bit of fun with the journalist interviewing him, the Israeli love affair with Donald Trump is nevertheless clearly growing.  As an example, in December Israeli Transportation Minister Israel Katz announced that he would name the train station that will be built in the future near the Western Wall after US President Trump.

These news stories come on the heels of another recent news story in which a famous Israeli rabbi claimed that President Trump, being a builder by trade (i.e., Trump Tower, etc.), is “destined to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple before the coming of Messiah.”

While I don’t believe that particular building project will ever take place (see my commentary at the above link if you’d like to know why), it’s nevertheless exciting to see so much global focus on Jerusalem.

Regarding the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem scheduled for later in May, Jerusalem City Council member Fleur Hassan-Nahoum had this to say:

“I am thrilled that the US Embassy move has been the catalyst to other countries to finally recognize the reality that Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Israel.”

I’ll bet he’s thrilled indeed.  After all, it’s been since December 1949 that Israel moved their capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But that controversial move has not been recognized by the nations of this world until now, because the Palestinians consider East Jerusalem to be their “universal capital.”

President Trump has clearly been the prime force behind this growing global recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

As serious Bible students know, Jerusalem is the barometer of the end times.  That’s where we’re to watch for prophesy to unfold in the final days of this flesh earth age.  That’s where the deadly wound of the book of Revelation will take place when the surrounding Islamic nations attack.  And that’s where the antichrist himself will arrive and form his seat of government.

So keep your eyes open and your powder dry, as the old saying goes.  Things are getting very interesting, indeed.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Gentlemen’s Quarterly Rates Bible as “Irrelevant”


According to a recent news article, Gentlemen’s Quarterly (GQ) magazine has rated the Bible as one of the 20 historically well-known books that are now “irrelevant.”

Sandwiched into the list between ‘The Ambassadors’ by Henry James and ‘Franny and Zooey’ by J. D. Salinger, the Bible was listed as the 12th most irrelevant book.

Of course, the Bible is God’s Word.  So rating the Bible as “irrelevant” is the same as rating God and His Word as “irrelevant.”  That carries some penalties, beloved.

Christians immediately took to Twitter to let GQ know how they feel about the rating.  One Twitter user wrote:

“Actually the Bible is: the most translated book, ever; written by 40 authors over 1600 + yet 1 continuous theme; Billions sold/more than any other book; many have tried to outlaw or destroy it + yet it remains. Overrated, not likely.”

Another wrote:

I note GQ editors didn’t put Koran or Hindu books etc in their list — but the Bible is (#12). That’s because God’s Word convicts, & GQ editors don’t want to acknowledge they’re sinners in need of salvation & need to submit to God’s Word in all areas of life.”

And yet another Christian wrote:

“The Bible wasn’t written … to impress GQ Magazine… It was written to breath into our lives and has accomplished just that for centuries. GQ will come and go. But God’s Word will last for eternity.”

In the comments section under the article, other Christians chimed in, with one saying, “This attitude by GQ is why America is rotting from within. And it’s why those of us who are Christians don’t listen to a word the MSM says.”

Another wrote, “Well, yet another sign that the US keeps walking away from God Who blessed this country, once. I guess no more ‘In God we trust’ and getting closer to more like Sodom and Gomorrah.”

And finally, another commentator wrote:

People still read GQ? That’s so 90s. I thought it died together with the other lads mags.”

And that’s the truth of the matter, folks.  In reality, GQ is the publication that’s irrelevant.  I don’t think I’ve ever picked up a copy in my entire life, though I’ve seen their pretentious covers in magazine racks many times.

But the Bible?  It’s like reading today’s headlines, without the distorted propaganda.

The Bible is what allows us to understand with clarity why the things happening in the world today are actually happening…who’s actually behind the events that rock and then re-shape entire nations…what their ultimate goals are…who they really work for…and what the ultimate outcome will be by the time this flesh age is over with.

What’s more, we’re told in the Bible that those who keep God’s Word, rather than dismiss it as “irrelevant,” are those who will in turn be kept (i.e., preserved) by God from the “hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”

In other words, when the big test comes, GQ fails because they’ve already dismissed God’s Word as irrelevant to their lives.

But those who keep God’s Word win.  It’s that simple.  Of course, you have to learn God’s Word in order to keep it.

But irrelevant?

Not hardly.  I can’t think of anything more relevant than the Bible.  Read just one of the Bible studies at this link and come back and tell me the Bible has become “irrelevant.”

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Kids Now Becoming Do-It-Yourself Transgenders; Who’s At Fault?

According to an article in the Daily Mail, “DIY transgender pills” are being sold to children who want to change their sexual identities from male to female, or vice-versa.

The article states that “school children who want to change sex are risking their lives by buying illegal hormone drugs online” in order to change their gender.”

The article also points out there are online chat rooms that offer teenagers tips on transitioning from one sex to the other.  Apparently, “hundreds” of gender-confused teens have turned to these online forums so they can begin “transitioning” without their parents’ knowledge or permission.

Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne

In a Bible study titled Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement, I’ve documented the reason we’re seeing such an explosive global popularity in transgenderism.

In that study, I noted that while God’s program for redeeming and unifying His children is through humble submission to Jesus Christ and His redeeming grace, Satan’s program for bringing about one-world unity is through the blending of opposites until a “synthesis” is achieved resulting in a “new way” on this earth in which everyone is finally “equal” because they’re indistinguishable from one another.

In another recent Bible study, Knowing Good and Evil: Satan’s Occult, Alchemical “Great Work”, I take the documentation all of the way back to the Garden of Eden, demonstrating that Satan’s plan since the very beginning of this flesh age is based upon the mixing of polar opposites until a global “synthesis” is achieved.

In that way, Satan seeks to corrupt and estrange God’s children from their heavenly Father and His eternal family household.

Who’s to Blame?

I noticed recently that another Biblically-oriented online news and current events commentator more or less sarcastically pooh-poohed the idea of “blaming Satan” for the sudden, modern-day burst of interest in transgenderism. He claimed that placing the blame on our old adversary for this abomination is “easier to do than looking in the mirror” and taking the “fair share of the blame” for ourselves.

I think somebody is missing the point.  I happen to agree that modern-day Christians face the brunt of the blame for not putting a stop to the wicked and incessant public popularization of transgenderism.

I’ll go even further and state that our Christian leaders – pastors, preachers, Bible study teachers and more — could easily stand up in unison and collectively use the power of their pulpits to speak out in righteous indignation against the abomination of transgenderism. They could expose it for what it is, i.e., a Satanic ploy to corrupt and transform society so God’s children are not fit to live in His eternal family household.  And finally, they could lead Christian congregations worldwide into wholesale public opposition to this burgeoning abomination.

Indeed, my two above-mentioned Bible studies were written specifically to give pastors, Bible teachers and other Christian faith leaders (as well as regular, everyday Christians) the Biblical and historical documentation they need to do just that.  You can’t lead the Christian multitudes into opposing something they don’t understand from its foundational level.  Education must come first.  Then opposition, afterwards.  Otherwise, the opposition is baseless and easily defeated.

Christian Parents Are Indeed Standing Up

The fact of the matter is this:  Christian parents across this nation are indeed standing up against the gender confusion being purposely inculcated into the minds of public school children.

But when they bring their complaints forward they’re being met with brick walls of opposition from public school authorities and public officials.  For example, as I mentioned in the first Bible study above, one like-minded Christian parent wrote me to say this:

“From personal experience, the schools have allowed my kids to have full control of what happens. In their endeavor to make school a safe haven from bullies, they have also made it safe for kids to declare their sexual preferences and orientations. 

 

I had to attend a meeting at the school last week where they explained to me their need to follow the human rights commission and allow my 13 yr old child to dictate what her transgender name is, and to refer to her with male pronouns.

 

I tried to explain what her legal name is, and that is the name I want them to use when they communicate with me or my child, but I sure didn’t get anywhere. They are more concerned about my child’s so-called rights. 

 

This world is so upside down, because people are letting the devil have the control we ourselves have through the blood of Jesus. We need to take it back by Faith.”

Now I couldn’t sum it up any better than that.  Christian parents need to grow some backbone and stand up in Christ’s name against this corrosive and wicked nonsense. And they need to do it sooner rather than later.  Our children’s eternity is at stake, after all.

And Christian pastors and faith leaders need to grow some backbone as well.  They need to stop the incessant and fruitless worrying about whether or not they’ll offend some liberal snowflake, and start teaching openly against this wicked abomination of transgenderism with boldness of heart and mind.

But again, to do so you have to know what transgenderism is all about, at the foundational level.  It’s not about little kiddies or grown adults wanting to be the opposite sex.  It’s about a purposeful, planned, long-term blending of opposites designed to transform the globe and corrupt God’s children.

So What Can You Do?

If I had children in public schools today, and their schools started teaching this wickedness and refused to relent as in the parental example mentioned above, I’d pull my kids out of that public school and put them into a private Christian school, or home teach them.  If I had to hire a lawyer to protect myself and my family on this issue, I’d do so.

Now I know for many families, that kind of decisive action is not always possible.  It’s very easy for an onlooker who maybe has it better than the rest of us to simply say “It’s your own fault…look in the mirror…do something about it.”

Nevertheless, in spite of the difficulty it might entail, you’ve got to do something to protect your children.  You can’t just throw up your hands and say, “Well, I have no choice.  I’m poor.  I can’t move.  I can’t afford private school.  I have to work and can’t home teach.  So I’ll have to allow my kids to be exposed to this inexcusable wickedness.”

At the very least, read the two above-mentioned Bible studies.  With that knowledge, sit down and teach your kids what this so-called “transgender movement” is all about.  It’s about right and wrong, knowing the difference between the two, and choosing God’s way over Satan’s way.

What’s more, pass the above-mentioned Bible studies along to your pastors, Bible teachers and other local faith leaders.  If they don’t know what’s going on and why it’s happening, from a Biblical and historical point-of-view, they’re simply not equipped to take a firm public stand against it.

Without the proper knowledge, they’re not equipped to blow the trumpet and lead the charge (Ezekiel 33), which is their God-given Christian duty.  But you can help them get there, beloved.  At the very least you can put the information in front of their faces.

In my view, placing the blame solely on parents isn’t the answer.  Neither is getting self-righteous and pooh-poohing or marginalizing the efforts of other Christian teachers and faith leaders to educate Christians on this critically important topic.

While parents who are solidly Bible-based are indeed better equipped to stand up in righteous indignation against this growing abomination, there needs to be a concerted effort among all Godly Christians to take a stand against transgenderism.

This is all the more necessary now that the teaching of transgenderism is being mandated in public schools, and now that public schools are being pushed into following pro-transgender guidelines from the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

Yes, this is actually happening, beloved, as the parent I quoted above has documented, and as I’ve further documented in the short article, The UN’s Radical Agenda to Push Sex, LGBT Education in Kindergarten.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that for a bold, rational and educated stand to be taken by parents, pastors, Bible teachers, and Christian faith leaders of all stripes, they first need to be educated on the topic. They can’t take a stand against something they don’t fully understand.  We study God’s Word daily in order to learn how to successfully take our “stand against the fiery darts of Satan.”  And transgenderism is one of those fiery darts.

So do what it takes to learn the truth. And then, when you’ve learned the truth, boldly and decisively take your stand. And please don’t pillory the efforts of others seeking to do the same.  My way of taking a stand might be different than yours.  But at least I’m doing something about it in trying to educate others about why this is happening and what the ultimate goal is.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

Steve Barwick


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Singer Morrissey: “London is DEBASED” Due to Non-Stop Radical Muslim Acid Attacks

Singer Morrissey:  “London is DEBASED” Due to Non-Stop Radical Muslim Acid Attacks

I haven’t been a big music fan of Morrissey, but in the news article above he sure hits the nail on the head regarding what’s going on in Britain today with the huge increases in violence against native Brits from imported radical Muslims, and with London’s Muslim mayor who, not too long back, told Londoners they’re just going to have to get used to it.

Why would Londoners elect a man who would do absolutely nothing to protect them from violence from radicals?

It’s because the powers-that-be imported so many radical Muslims into London and gave them the vote, that the British population is now outvoted by the imported population who want to turn Britain into an Islamic hellhole like the ones they came from.

Speaking to interviewer John Riggers via his new website Morrissey Central, the singer said: “London is second only to Bangladesh for acid attacks…All of the attacks are non-white, and so they cannot be truthfully addressed by the British government or the Met Police or the BBC because of political correctness.”

Morrissey also declared the term racist is now meaningless, stating:

“But of course, we are all called racist now, and the word is actually meaningless. It’s just a way of changing the subject. When someone calls you racist, what they are saying is ‘Hmm, you actually have a point, and I don’t know how to answer it, so perhaps if I distract you by calling you a bigot we’ll both forget how enlightened your comment was’.”

Bravo, Morrissey! That’s hitting the proverbial nail on the head.

If you’d like to learn why the Muslim immigration crisis and resulting plethora of terror attacks, knife attacks, acid attacks, rapes and robberies in western cities just won’t go away, consider reading the Bible study, The Hidden Jewish Hand Behind the Muslim Invasion of the Western Christian Nations.


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Is Christianity Under Attack in the U.S.?

I read a news article just the other day claiming that a majority of Christians erroneously believe Christianity is under attack from a variety of secular forces.

The article essentially ridiculed the idea, claiming that Christians have just become too sensitive to any form of criticism whatsoever, and have grown way too used to being the predominant religious fixture in today’s “shifting demographic landscape.”

That’s double talk, of course.

It’s the people from the so-called “shifting demographic landscape” that have become too sensitive to any kind of criticism. And it’s abundantly clear that this same non-Christian demographic is becoming decidedly anti-Christian in character.

And by “anti-Christian” I don’t mean they’re merely against Christianity in their own personal life.  No.  They take it much further than that.  They seek to replace Christianity entirely, with their own secular humanist version of heaven on earth – the one where Christians are ground into the dirt under the soles of non-Christian feet.

The term “snowflakes” has been used to describe one portion of this non-Christian demographic, because the minute they come into contact with a little “heat” – meaning  anyone or any idea they find disagreeable to their lifestyle choices – they have a mental and emotional meltdown over it.

Yep.  When faced with arguments they know they can’t win, they shift immediately into screaming fits, yelling “Bigotry!” or “Racism!” or “Homophobia” or “Anti-Semitism!” or “Intolerant!” or whatever label they choose to use as a means of short-circuiting the argument so they don’t have to reasonably justify their nonsense.

In reality, they’re the ones not practicing the “tolerance,” but instead, expecting people to rigidly and without hesitation bend to their wishes (which they now call “rights”) and personal foibles and sins (which they now call their “identity”).

A quick look at the news tells a different tale about the discrimination and persecution being faced by Christians these days.  Here are just a few examples of the way Christians are being treated in this country:

  • Twin Cities School Bus Driver Removed after Leading Prayer

A Twin Cities-area school bus driver, George Nathaniel, says his rights to free speech and to practice his religion were violated when he was taken off his route for leading students in prayer.  Nathaniel says he wants to turn people to Christianity, but he never forced students to pray.

Of course, critics of Mr. Nathaniel say he has no right to pray or preach in a public venue, because religion should be separate from the public enterprises.  But Christ said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”   He didn’t say, “Conform to the ways of the world.”

So Christians today are faced with the choices of disloyalty to their Lord and Savior, or disloyalty to anti-Christian secular tradition disguised as “law.”

  • Could a California Bill Ultimately Lead to the Banning of Bibles?

According to this news article, “A pro-LGBTQ bill is quickly making its way through the California state assembly after it was approved on the floor Thursday… If passed, Assembly Bill 2943 could ultimately threaten free speech and freedom of religion for Christians.”

The proposed new law would apparently “use the state’s consumer fraud statute to restrict religious freedom and free speech when it comes to issues of homosexuality and gender identity.” In essence, the law would make it “illegal to distribute resources, sell books, offer counseling services, or direct someone to a biblically based model for getting help with gender confusion and homosexuality.”

I can remember several years back when a Canadian preacher was arrested and convicted of “hate crime” laws, simply for handing out Bible tracts that listed each verse in the Bible in which homosexuality was referred to as being sinful.  American Christians were aghast that this could happen to Christians in Canada.  But we were all assured that in America this could “never happen” because we have “free speech” and “religious freedom.”

As Sponge Bob would say, “Good luck with that, folks.”  The days of unfettered free speech that made this country such a marketplace of ideas are over.  And the proposed California bill that would label it “consumer fraud” if you “direct someone to a biblically based model for getting help with gender confusion and homosexuality” is just another example of how bad things are becoming.

  • S. Supreme Court Declines Appeal of Ruling Against Pastor Who Preaches Outside Planned Parenthood

According to this news article, a Maine minister named Andrew March, who has asserted that he was being unlawfully targeted by police outside of a Planned Parenthood facility for his pro-life preaching, has had his appeal turned down by the U.S. Supreme court.

March and members of his congregation had been targeted by local police for preaching “too loudly” near the Planned Parenthood facility.  March then sued Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, a pro-abortion Democrat, because she had filed a civil rights lawsuit against a member of March’s church in order to force him to stand at least 50 feet away from any Planned Parenthood facility in the state.

Surprisingly, March won his suit.  But his win was later overturned by the First Circuit Court of Appeals.  So he appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but that court has now “declined to take up the appeal…and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England cheered the decision.”

Again, Christians are ordered by Christ to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

But more and more often that act of preaching publicly is being criminalized, and the raw force of law is being unleashed upon Christians who practice it.

  • Army Chaplain Facing Possible Discipline for Declining to Conduct Marriage Retreat After Lesbian Signs Up

According to this news article, “A Southern Baptist Army chaplain is pushing back after a military investigator concluded that he discriminated against a lesbian woman by declining to conduct a marriage retreat after learning that she had signed up to attend the event with her [lesbian] partner.”

In reality, the Chaplain, Scott Squires, simply moved the date of the retreat to another time so a different chaplain could lead it, instead of himself.

In other words, rather than violate his personal Christian beliefs against condoning the sin of homosexuality, the chaplain simply re-scheduled the marriage retreat and asked someone else to lead it.  But one of the lesbians filed an equal opportunity complaint against Chaplain Squires, and an “Army equal opportunity investigator” concluded his action of re-scheduling the retreat amounted to “discrimination” against the lesbian couple.

So now, in essence, Christians are being forced to condone and affirm homosexual relationships, or face disciplinary action if they don’t.

While God’s Word says “Neither be partaker of other men’s sins; keep thyself pure” (1 Timothy 5:22), the law of man now says Christians have no choice but to participate in and validate the sins of others, or face discrimination charges.

  • Oklahoma House Panel Advances Bill Protecting Religious Convictions of Adoption Agencies

According to this news article, homosexual advocacy groups are decrying a proposed new bill in Oklahoma that would prohibit private, faith-based adoption agencies from being required to place children with homosexual couples.  The bill, SB 1140, reads very simply as follows:

“To the extent allowed by federal law, no private child-placing agency receiving neither federal nor state funds shall be required to perform, assist, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any placement of a child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.”

The proposed bill is said to have become necessary after private, faith-based adoption agencies in other states have been forced to place babies with homosexual couples, thus violating their Christian beliefs.

The article above quotes the great British Christian preacher Charles Spurgeon as saying, ““I cannot suppose that at the last great day, our Lord Jesus Christ will say to everyone, ‘You were not worldly enough….You did not sufficiently conform to the world.’”

Yet so it is that we’ve reached the time when Christians are actually have to push for protective legislation allowing them to practice their Christian beliefs without being forced into worldliness and sinful behavior.

  • New CBS Sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ Decried as ‘Hollywood Mockery of Christians’

A new CBS situation comedy apparently ridicules Christian beliefs by making the Christian characters in the show look like self-righteous, mentally unbalanced buffoons while the non-Christians are portrayed as the normal, hard-working people.

According to this news article, one prominent Christian pastor who has seen the show states:

If CBS were honest, the series would more accurately be titled ‘Living Blasphemously,’ as it is simply more Hollywood mockery of Christians, God’s word and the Lord Jesus Christ….The script for Living Biblically reads like it has been written by your typical, cynical, atheistic, internet trolls, as the story lines feed into almost every stereotypical caricature of Christianity that we find on the World Wide Web.”

In other words, in Hollywood it’s open season on Christians.  But then, it has been for a long, long time now, hasn’t it?

  • Atheist Activist Group Wants to Stop Pastor From Offering Lunchtime Bible Study at School

In the news article at this link, we learn that “One of the nation’s most conspicuous atheist activist groups is seeking to stop an Ohio pastor from holding a voluntary lunchtime Bible study for students at a local middle school.”

The atheist group, known as the Freedom From Religion Foundation, further calls the pastor’s Gospel presentations, “predatory conduct.”

The fact that the Bible study sessions are completely voluntary, and are only attended by students who are interested, apparently doesn’t faze the atheist group in the least.  According to a spokesperson for the group:

“It makes no difference that students are not required to attend these preaching sessions. Voluntariness does not excuse a constitutional violation. The district must immediately discontinue allowing Mr. Bauman, or any other preachers, access to students during the school day.”

According to Pastor Bauman, who leads the voluntary Bible study group, up to 165 students at a time have willingly attended.  Regarding one of the meetings, he states:

“I shared the gospel with them using Romans 6:23 as the touchstone verse. None of the kids in any of the four Bible study groups even knew what the word ‘gospel’ meant, so I was able to share with them the significance of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

 The kids were very responsive to the message and we had 30 of them request Bibles because they didn’t own one, so next week, we will be bringing them Bibles.”

As you can see, what the atheist group was actually responding to was the success of Pastor Bauman in reaching the students with a Christian message, more so than the message itself.  Stopping the spread of Christianity among young people by casting the actions of preachers as “predatory” and “unconstitutional” is the ultimate goal.

So What Do You Think?

These are just a tiny handful of the recent news headlines I could write about.  But I think you get the picture.

What a world we now live in, folks.  So is Christianity under attack in America?  Or are Christians simply too thin-skinned and imagining it all?  I’ll leave that up to you to decide for yourself.

But as it’s written of what Christians are to expect from people in the final days of this flesh earth age:

2Ti 3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

 

2Ti 3:2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  

 

2Ti 3:3  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

 

2Ti 3:4  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  

 

2Ti 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

 

2Ti 3:6  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

 

2Ti 3:7  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

2Ti 3:8  Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

 

2Ti 3:9  But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

And that’s pretty much what we see going on in the world today, including right here in the world’s last bastion of Christianity, the United States of America.

But what’s the solution?  It’s to keep doing God’s work in the face of the ever-growing dangers, and claiming His promises.  Which ones?  Well, here’s a couple that might fit the bill, I think you’ll agree, for Christians who continue to act in faith on God’s Word as the times of the end grow darker:

Isa 54:14  In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

 

Isa 54:15  Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

 

Isa 54:16  Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

 

Isa 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.


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4 in 10 Millennials Don’t Know 6 Million Jews Were Killed In Holocaust

4 in 10 Millennials Don’t Know 6 Million Jews Were Killed In Holocaust

According to the news article at the above link, “More than one-fifth of millennials in the U.S. — 22 percent — haven’t heard of, or aren’t sure if they’ve heard of, the Holocaust.”

This, according to a study published Thursday, on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

According to Greg Schneider, who works for the organization that did the new study on millennials and the Holocaust:

“This study underscores the importance of Holocaust education in our schools…There remain troubling gaps in Holocaust awareness while survivors are still with us; imagine when there are no longer survivors here to tell their stories.”

Yes, but what if the stories being told by these “Holocaust survivors” have been demonstrated time-after-time to be sensationalistically exaggerated?

Indeed, many of the Jewish accounts of Holocaust events – including those claiming the Germans skinned captured Jews alive and used their skin to make lamp shades – have been proven to have been made up out of whole cloth.  In short, they never happened.

And many of the gas chamber and concentration camp stories told by Jewish “Holocaust survivors” have been demonstrated to be patently false, as well.

Entire books about the Holocaust have been recalled by their publishers after the supposed “Jewish Holocaust survivors” who wrote the books were found to have never been anywhere near Germany or German-occupied Poland during the time of the Holocaust.

In fact, even the “six million” number itself is widely criticized, particularly with old Red Cross records in Germany showing that only two million Jews, total, lived in the area during the time the Holocaust.  Those two million Jews would have had to have been wiped out three times over for the “official” Holocaust numbers to be true.

But the Holocaust propaganda continues unabated.  And now, after 70 years of beating the Holocaust into the brains of western Christians, the Jews apparently want to double-down on that propaganda.

So they’ve come up with a new “study” showing that not nearly enough millennials know about the Holocaust – this, even though every public school in America is forced to observe “Holocaust Day,” with trips to local “Holocaust Museums” practically becoming compulsory in many big cities in the U.S.

Even many Christian churches celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The United Nations officially celebrates Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The European Union celebrates “International Holocaust Remembrance Day.”  And the U.S. Congress actually gave the Holocaust a week long period each year known as “Days of Remembrance.”

Why all of this emphasis on the Holocaust?

I explain it fully in my Bible study, By Their Own Sword.  The Jews seek to make the Holocaust the central ontological event of world history, even surpassing Christ’s crucifixion on the cross as the world’s greatest crime.

You’d think murdering God in the flesh could never have been relegated to second place.  But thanks to the past 70 years worth of Jewish Holocaust propaganda, it has.  Yes, the Jews have pushed the so-called “Holocaust” story to the point that the events of the Holocaust have now become widely thought of as the greatest religious crime in world history.

And the worst part is, when you fully understand the Holocaust story and the reason for it, you come to realize that the Jews who push it actually believe they, collectively, are the so-called “suffering servant” of Isaiah 53 – the Messiah of God.

Further, they believe that while the Holocaust of WWII represents the persecution and death of this collective “Messiah,” the Jew’s return to the Middle East land of Israel in 1948 represents the “resurrection” of the “Messiah.”

And thus they want to edge Jesus Christ out of the picture, and replace Him with…drum roll, please…themselves in the role as resurrected saviors.

If you’d like to learn more about the story behind the real reason for all of the Holocaust celebrations, check out my Bible study By Their Own Sword.  It’s a real eye-opener, I promise you.  You’ve probably never heard it told like this before.


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Israel Marks 70 Year Anniversary as A Nation

Israel Marks 70 Years as A Nation

This week Israel celebrated its 70th year anniversary of the country’s May, 1948 founding — an important milestone in Bible prophesy.

Serious Bible students know this as the “planting of the fig tree,” of Matthew chapter 24.  As it’s written:

Mat 24:32  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

In the above verse Christians are commanded by our Lord and Savior to “learn” the parable of the fig tree.   It’s a parable that goes all of the way back to the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve stood before the Lord with fig leaves covering their private parts because of the seduction that had just taken place.

If this subject matter is new to you, consider reading the comprehensive Bible study, A Strange Thing:  Mystery in the Garden. It’s a long read, but well worth your while, I promise.  It will open up the Bible to you like no other study.

Mat 24:33  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

In other words, when you see the planting of the fig tree take place in the Middle East land of Israel, know that the end of this flesh earth age is near, “even at the doors.”  That planting took place 70 years ago, in May 1948.

Mat 24:34  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Christ says the generation that witnesses the planting of the fig tree will be the final generation in which all Bible prophesy related to the flesh will be fulfilled.

Mat 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

By the time it’s all over, we’ll have a rejuvenated heaven and a rejuvenated earth, which will be eternal.  It is written. Therefore it will indeed come to pass in the final generation of this flesh earth age — a generation that’s getting awfully long in the tooth, so to speak.  Meaning it’s quickly nearing it’s end.

Another Prophetic Anniversary Milestone Coming Up

Interestingly, in September of this year Israel and their Arab neighbors celebrate a second anniversary milestone, which is the 40th anniversary of the Camp David Peace Accords.

To see how these two anniversaries – the 70th anniversary of the planting of the fig tree, and the 40th anniversary of the Camp David Peace Accords – fit together in end days prophesy, and what they portend for Trump’s Middle East peace accords, see the short study, Two Prophetic Anniversaries for Israel in 2018.


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Fed-Up Parents Protest ‘Gender-Bending Propaganda’ Taught in Schools

Fed-Up Parents Protest ‘Gender-Bending Propaganda’ Taught in Schools

As the news article at the above link confirms, parents are becoming fed up with the way public schools are attempting to expose young children to explicit sexual content under the guise of “sexual education.”

As the above news article explains, some parents are even rallying support for a “Sex Ed Sit Out,” similar to the way students recently walked out of school to protest guns.

The article states:  “With the rise of demonstrations surrounding the gun control and abortion debates, one group of parents have decided to make their frustrations surrounding the issue of sex-ed known through a ‘Sex Ed Sit Out.’”

The “Sex Ed Sit Out” protest will take place Monday, April 23, with events scheduled in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Learn more in the news article at the above link.

In other words, parents are teaming with other parents from across the country to help combat an orchestrated effort to sexualize school children from a very young age.”

Recent Examples of How Public Schools are Sexualizing Children

Here, from the above article, are four recent examples of how public schools are actively working to sexualize young children:

  • In 2012, parents in the small town of Onalaska, Washington, discovered that their children were being taught how to perform oral and anal sex as part of a state-approved sex-ed course developed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other progressive agencies.
  • Last August, a kindergarten teacher in Rocklin, California, held a gender “transition ceremony” in class for a 5-year-old boy without notifying parents.
  • In 2015, the Fairfax County, Virginia, public school board voted 10-2 to approve a gender identity curriculum, which included lessons about homosexuality and gender identity for students as early as 4th grade.
  • In November 2017, a public school teacher in Cambridge, New York, was suspended for using the “Genderbread Person” infographic to teach 7th and 10th grade students about “sex, gender, and transgenderism, including hormone treatments, trans surgeries and how to stuff a sock in your underpants,” the Daily Wire reported.

The above news article also points out that Planned Parenthood (now the world’s largest provider of so-called “transgender” services) and LGBT activists from the Human Rights Campaign are “working in concert to push graphic sex education and promotion of abortion in public schools across our nation, and parents don’t even know about it.”

To learn more about gender-bending sexual propaganda being pushed globally today and how it fits into Satan’s agenda to create a “new way” on earth that the Bible refers to as “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth,” see the Bible study at the following link:


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End of the World “Rapture” April 23?

End of the World “Rapture” April 23?

According to the “Bible expert” quoted in the news article at the above link, the rapture is going to take place on April 23 of this year (2018), followed by the end of the world.

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, “Well, here they go again.”

It seems like every year or so now a new “Bible expert” rises out of obscurity to predict this will be the year of the rapture.

I’m old enough to remember when folks thought it was going to be in May 1988, and Christians were pictured in national magazines quite literally standing on the hoods of their cars with their arms in the air, waiting to be whooshed up into the sky and flown away by Jesus the great helicopter pilot.

Since that time, the date of the rapture has been announced over and over again, by other “experts.”  But each time, no rapture.

Folks, there’s a reason for that.  It’s because there isn’t a rapture written of anywhere in the Bible.  Never has been.  Never will be.  The Christian church is nearly 2,000 years old.  But the so-called “rapture” doctrine is only about 187 years old.

In other words, for the first 1,800 years of Christianity, the rapture teaching didn’t even exist.  No apostle taught it.  Not a single church father taught it.

The idea of a “rapture” simply didn’t inhabit the minds of Christians until the 1800’s when a Scottish gal named Margaret McDonald began having strange religious visions and told some local preachers about them.

The preachers, in turn, began preaching the woman’s visions from their pulpits in order to draw church attendees.  And the rapture was born.

Today, all-too-many churches offer the rapture theory as a sort of mass “security blanket” to their congregations.  “Stick with our church,” they intone, “and you’ll be caught up to heaven in the rapture, with the rest of us, when Jesus comes.”

It keeps the congregation returning, so the plate can be passed.  But that’s about all it accomplishes.

Problem is, the Scripture clearly states that Jesus is returning to this earth to establish His eternal kingdom.  He’s not rapturing anyone out.  He’s coming here, shortly after Satan arrives in his role as the false messiah.

And He’s coming to cleanse this old earth of Satan’s stench, and throw Satan into the pit so God’s children can be taught correctly and without interference during the Millennium teaching period.

If you’d like to read the Biblical documentation that there’s no rapture, here are two comprehensive Bible studies you might want to take a look at:

The bottom line is that the so-called rapture has become an empty substitute for what God’s Word actually says about Christ’s Second Advent.

Indeed, not just an empty substitute, but something far worse:  It’s a doctrine that leads Christians directly into the arms of the first miracle-working supernatural being who sets foot on this earth claiming to be God.

Unfortunately, because Christians have been taught that “Jesus can come at any moment now” to rapture them away, most Christians will believe that the first supernatural entity standing before them working miracles is the Lord.  But it won’t be.  Instead, it will be the antichrist himself, exactly as St. Paul explains in II Thessalonians 2:1-4.

Check out the Biblical documentation for yourself in the two studies linked to above.  And if you have Christian friends who are on-the-fence regarding the rapture, maybe consider sending them the links to the above two studies.  You just might help save one or two of them from the embarrassment of unwittingly ending up worshiping the antichrist.  And they just might thank you for it.


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Anchorage Voters Defeat “Bathroom Bill” Requiring People to Use the Correct Public Bathroom for their Gender

Anchorage Voters Defeat “Bathroom Bill” Requiring People to Use the Correct Public Bathroom for their Gender

Voters in Anchorage, Alaska just voted to defeat a bill that would have required men to use the men’s restroom, and women to use the women’s restroom, in public places.

According to the news article at the above link:

“Transgender activists hailed the victory, which they said could provide momentum ahead of similar upcoming votes, including one in Massachusetts in November.”

Folks, what you’re witnessing is the unfolding of Satan’s “magnum opus, or great work of synergy, which is to say, the mixing of opposites in order to transform society and create a “new way” designed to replace God’s way, and ultimately designed to estrange Father’s children from his eternal family household.

In the following two in-depth Bible studies you can learn more about Satan’s occult, alchemical “great work” of transformation through mixing of opposites, which you’re seeing take place right in front of your eyes in the final days of this flesh earth age:

Knowing how Satan is accomplishing his so-called “great transformative work” in the final days of this flesh earth age is critical, because it leads directly to the formation of Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth, which is to say, Satan’s twisted version of “heaven on earth.”

Yes, the occultists, alchemists and Satanists believe that in mixing opposites – good and evil…capitalism and communism…conservatism and liberalism…humanism and spirituality…religious tradition and Bible doctrine…Christianity and other religions…God’s way and Satan’s way — a brand new “way” can be brought into play that will make all things “one” – this, in blasphemous replacement of God’s Plan for brotherhood among all of His children through Jesus Christ and His great atoning work on the cross at Calvary.

Learn what this “mixing of opposites” (aka “knowledge of good and evil”) is all about, and how it relates to our Father’s plan to save His wayward children in the final days of this flesh earth age.


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Censorship on Social Media

Censorship on Social Media

In the above opinion article, author Jon Rappaport discusses the new round of social media censorship and its purpose, pointing out that the censorship is hypocritically being carried out under the banner of “protecting robust debate in a democracy” by making sure only “reasonable” content is allowed.

In other words, the powers-that-be feel they must censure your access to information they feel threatened by.  And it’s all for your own good.   Or so they’d have you believe.

Global Information Awakening

It was only a few years back that former U.S. National Security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski went on public record as saying that a “global information awakening” was taking place due to the internet giving people access to unprecedented amounts of information they’ve never had access to in the past.

He basically admitted that as a result of this awakening, the powers behind the New World Order were becoming fearful that their plans for global dominance could be derailed.

I wondered at the time Brzezinski made his statement exactly how the powers-that-be would act in order to put a stop to this “global information awakening.” Now I know how they’re going to do it.

The Fake News Angle

Yep.  They came up with the “fake news” angle.

In other words, they now claim that so much of the information on the internet is fake, social media needs to be carefully monitored, controlled and censored — by a knowledgeable elite, of course — so as to make sure that only the “responsible voices” are heard and the “irresponsible” voices are weeded out.

It’s for your own protection, you see.  Of course, any voice that disagrees with the policies that govern the New World Order will be considered “irresponsible voices” promoting “fake news.”  So…

  • If you’re a Bible-believing Christian, and you discuss Biblical views online that some snowflake atheist or homosexual in New York City finds “offensive,” you’re sure to be branded as an “irresponsible voice” promoting “fake news.”
  • If you’re against the promotion of transgenderism and other forms of gender confusion to children, and you discuss your reasons for it on social media sites, you’re sure to be branded as an “irresponsible voice” promoting “fake news.”
  • If you think men should use the men’s restrooms and women should use the women’s restrooms in public places, and you discuss your reasons for it on social media sites, you’re sure to be branded as an “irresponsible voice” promoting “fake news.”
  • If you’re against political correctness and all of the restrictions it places on free speech, and you discuss your reasons for it on social media sites, you’re sure to be branded as an “irresponsible voice” promoting “fake news.”
  • If you’re against the concept of perpetual war being used to keep billions of dollars of taxpayer money flowing into the coffers of the military industrial complex, and you discuss your reasons for it on social media sites, you’re sure to be branded as an “irresponsible voice” promoting “fake news.”
  • If you don’t believe in “global warming,” but think the “we must fight climate change” issue is nothing more than a charade designed to increase taxes and export American businesses to Third World countries, and you discuss those views on social media sites, you’re sure to be branded as an “irresponsible voice” promoting “fake news.”
  • If you don’t believe that the Confederate flag should be removed and the statues of famous Americans should be torn down for “politically correct” reasons (i.e., butt-hurt liberals feeling “offended” at having to look at them), and you discuss those views on social media sites, you’re sure to be branded as an “irresponsible voice” promoting “fake news.”
  • If you don’t believe we’d be silly to allow politicians to overturn the Second Amendment and confiscate our weapons, and you voice your views on social media sites, you’re sure to be branded as an “irresponsible voice” promoting “fake news.”
  • etc. ad nauseum.

I could go on and on.  But you get the picture.  The whole “fake news” brouhaha was designed so the government would have reason to step in and staunch the flow of information to the public so the global elite need no longer be afraid of the “global information awakening” that Zbigniew Brzezinski spoke of with such concern only a few short years ago.

Orwell’s 1984 Unfolding

Orwell’s prophetic book, 1984, has been unfolding around us for a long time. In the book, the governmental “Ministry of Truth” manufactured lies for public consumption and censored anything the government didn’t want the people to know.

Unfortunately, Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth” is alive and kicking today in the form of the new censorship we’re witnessing via social media like Facebook, YouTube and many others.

For example, Mike Adams of Natural News – a staunch supporter of our rights to use natural products without government interference — was recently booted off of YouTube, after being branded in the conventional media, repeatedly and without merit, as a “snake oil salesman” and a “scam artist.”

I’ve personally been thrown into “Facebook jail” on multiple occasions for my posts, with my account shut down temporarily as punishment.

Likewise, Alex Jones has been censured on YouTube.  People who have had Wikipedia pages for years have seen their pages disappear into thin air, with no other excuse from Wikipedia than “Individual did not meet our standard for notoriety.”  Video bloggers Diamond and Silk (who are black Americans, and happen to support Donald Trump) have also been widely censored on Facebook for their views.  The list goes on and on.

As one observer wrote about the Ministry of Truth in Orwell’s book:

“The Ministry of Truth had 3,000 rooms above ground level and 3,000 below, a testament to the resources the government puts into manufacturing its own version of reality, from rewriting history to producing propaganda to trying to remove as many words as possible from the English language to reduce people’s ability to think.  Its main role was to help control the population through misinformation, outright lies and lack of information so that the state can maintain total power over the people.”

And here we are, today.

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the New World Order, where YouTube videos disappear overnight (unless they’re from CNN, MSNBC, CBS or ABC)…Facebook posts are censored and members thrown into “Facebook jail” for “violating terms and policies”…Twitter posts simply vanish into thin air after they’ve been posted…

…and if you’re selling something online, you can even find your ability to take credit card orders eliminated just because somebody didn’t like what you’re selling or what you said about it in your advertising.

The Biblical Solution to Censorship

What does the Bible have to say about all of this politically correct censorship?  Ahh.  Surely you remember?

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.

Bringing this up to modern times, you’ve got to toe the government-mandated line, folks, and take the beastly “mark” of political correctness or you’ll be ostracized, demonized and…well … disappeared from the internet.  Overnight.

You probably remember the account in Acts chapter four, in which Peter and John and some of the other Disciples of Christ had performed a miracle through God, and afterwards the chief priests had them arrested because it had drawn so much attention to their preaching from the multitudes.

When the chief priests finally let the disciples out of jail, they threatened them by forbidding them to preach any longer in Jesus’ name.  As it’s written:

Act 4:18  And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

 

Act 4:19  But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

 

Act 4:20  For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

The apostles paid the religious leaders no mind.  They basically said, “If our choice is obeying you or exercising our God-given right to testify to our experiences publicly, we’re going to keep on testifying.”

Go thou forth and do likewise, beloved.  Don’t let the online censors get you down.

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Proposed Tennessee Amendment Declaring God as Source of Liberty Advances in Senate

Proposed Tennessee Amendment Declaring God as Source of Liberty Advances in Senate

According to the news article at the above link, “A proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would declare that men’s rights are not derived from the government, but from God, has advanced in the state Senate.”

The news article goes on to say that “House Joint Resolution 37 was introduced by Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesboro, and simply reads, “[I]t is proposed that Article I of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section: We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from Almighty God.”

The resolution apparently passed the Tennessee House of Representatives last year and has been cleared to move on to the Senate. If it passes the Senate, it goes to the people for a vote, since it’s an amendment to their state Constitution.

To all of that, I say “Hooray!” to the bill’s author, Tennessee Representative Micah Van Huss, and to all who are working with him to get it passed.  May every state in the Union pass a similar amendment to their Constitutions.

Representative Van Huss later stated, “We’ve never lived in a time such as we do now. It is important that we give the citizens of Tennessee the opportunity to reaffirm that their liberties do not come from Donald Trump, Barack Obama, or the King of England. They come from God.”

According to news columnist Dan Cabrese:

“Rights don’t come from the state. The state only protects them.  The Constitution implicitly acknowledges that it lacks the authority to either grant or take away your rights, because the power from which they came is higher than government.

 

That power can only be God, and if you doubt that this is what the framers intended, all you have to do is read the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence — which many of the framers signed — to know who they believed was the giver of these rights.”

Unfortunately, we’ve reached the point in time in this country at which government at all levels – local, county, state and national — believe they’re the source of our rights.

Truthfully, I never thought I’d see the day in this country in which our elected representatives would have to work to pass a resolution to amend their state Constitution in order to remind Big Government to keep their mitts off our God-given rights.

But here we are, today, with brainwashed socialists marching in the streets demanding our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms be restricted, and social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter vying to see (with government approval and backing, of course) which can restrict our rights to free speech the most.

As the U.S. Declaration of Independence clearly states:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men…”

Thanks to the U.S. Constitution, the federal government as well as all state and local governments exist solely to secure and protect our God-given rights.  When we start down the road to allowing governments (and their corporate minions) to restrict those God-given rights, we’re on the road to serfdom.  Never forget that.

The Bible states that, properly run, government is “not a terror to good works, but to the evil” (Romans 13:3). In other words, government is supposed to be a terror to those who would violate your rights.  That’s government’s job.  And in such a case, we’re to obey and support government, as it’s instituted by God for our own protection – the protection of our God-given rights.

St. Paul taught in Romans 13 that government’s purposes are two-fold:  To restrain evil by punishing evildoers, and to serve peace and orderly conduct by rewarding good behavior.  And that’s quite reasonable, as long as government fulfills that specified role.

But history is rife with examples of when government has turned on its own citizens, becoming a “terror” to good, and a promoter of evil.  In Psalm 82, for example, our heavenly Father finds government lacking in performing its job.  He asks the government leaders:

Psa 82:2  How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Our heavenly Father tells the governmental leaders they’ve been judging His children unjustly (i.e., by violating their rights), and embracing and raising up the wicked rather than being a terror to them.

Then He orders the government leaders to do right by His children, saying:

Psa 82:3  Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

 

Psa 82:4  Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

By the end of the Psalm it becomes apparent that the governments have not done as they’ve been instructed by God, and as a result “all of the foundations of the earth are out of course.”

The Psalm ends with a call for God to arise and judge the earth.  The Psalmist reminds our heavenly Father that He’s to inherit all nations, and therefore their governments are going to need to be cleansed of their wickedness.

Psa 82:8  Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

And that, beloved, is why a freedom-loving elected member of the House of Representatives of the state of Tennessee is finding it necessary to work to reaffirm the God-given rights of the people of Tennessee, and to put that re-affirmation into their own state Constitution.

The governments of this country – federal, state, county and local – have in all too many cases abrogated their responsibilities to protect the God-given rights of the citizens against evil, and have instead raised up evil people and protected them.

Equal rights under the law is almost a joke in this country, today, with citizens being harassed and in some cases even prosecuted for exercising their God-given rights, while members of the government write regulations protecting themselves from being prosecuted for their own misdeeds.

God’s coming judgment will resolve the situation.  But in the meantime, we should back patriotic and God-fearing representatives who understand where our rights are truly derived from, and what government’s proper role in securing and protecting those rights are.

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University Event Aims to Combat ‘White Christian Privilege’

University Event Aims to Combat ‘White Christian Privilege’

According to the news article at the above link, the prestigious George Washington University will host a training session for students and faculty, teaching that “Christians — especially white ones — are privileged and frequently receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.”

The news article goes on to state that the theme of the training session is that “Christians enjoy a privileged, easier life than their non-Christian counterparts, and that Christians possess “built-in advantages” today…”

“The workshop will also discuss how Christians receive “unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.” And, according to the article, “the event will also try to educate attendees on the ‘role of denial when it comes to white privilege’.”

In other words, if you don’t believe “white Christian privilege exists,” you’re in denial and you need to be re-educated.

Now we see where all of this nonsense of late about “white privilege” has been heading.  It’s white Christians they’re really after.  As the news article at the above link specifically states, “Christians — especially white ones — receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.”

Yes, God Blesses Faithful Christians

Listen:  There’s no doubt about it.  God blesses faithful Christians, no matter what their racial makeup or gender.  He loves and blesses them because they seek diligently to learn His Word, and to faithfully follow it.

But they don’t get anything from God they don’t earn first.  If you put some effort into following Him, and learning His Word and becoming faithful to it, He’ll put some effort into blessing you.  It’s that simple.

It’s those blessings from God the rest of the world are envious of…despise Christians for enjoying…and want for themselves.

But they don’t want to faithfully serve God, through Christ, in order to get them.  So they blame “white Christians” for their perceived lack of blessings, and, knowing God isn’t remotely about to bless them, they then agitate for greater privileges for themselves at the expense of white Christians.

And that’s what this “white Christian privilege” conference is all about.

Christians Are Not a “Privileged Class”

Truth be told, Christians are not in any way a “privileged” class in terms of worldly things like participating in colleges, or their institutions and organizations across this country.

Instead, Christians are one of the most discriminated-against classes there are in the so-called higher institutions of learning.  Especially if they’re also white.

According to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ):

“Public colleges and universities are taking the gloves off when it comes to Christian students on their campuses.  

 

Gone are the days of surreptitious slights against Christians; now it is open season on faith.  Blatant, in-your-face anti-Christian discrimination is the new norm. 

 

Christian students now face their applications being rejected because they let it slip out that they are a person of faith, receiving failing grades for daring to allow their religious beliefs to outweigh the omniscience of the educational elites, or being outright expelled for having the audacity to live in accordance with their faith. 

 

The rise of anti-Christian discrimination on public university campuses is astounding in its breadth and shocking in its shamelessness.”

More Examples of Discrimination Against Christians

The ACLJ cites the following two recent examples as representative of cases of discrimination against Christians they’ve been involved with:

“One student, Brandon, was denied admission because when asked in an admissions interview what was the most important thing in his life, he replied simply, ‘My God.’  

 

In rejecting his application, Radiation Therapy Program Director Dr. Dougherty informed Brandon, ‘I understand that religion is a major part of your life… however, this field is not the place for religion…If you interview in the future, you may want to leave your thoughts and beliefs out of the interview process.’ 

 

The college unapologetically doubled down on this sentiment, stating that Dr. Dougherty’s statement ‘is not bad advice,’ and that students, when interviewing for secular positions, would be better advised to ‘have a concrete reason for wanting to undertake the training at hand than to say only that God directed one to do it.’  

 

This situation is almost unbelievable, but unfortunately Brandon isn’t alone.

 

Dustin was similarly denied admission to CCBC’s Radiation Therapy Program because when asked about the guiding principle in his life during his interview process, he answered simply, ‘My faith.’ 

 

Dr. Dougherty scored the Christian student’s interview low because ‘He [Dustin] also brought up religion a great deal during the interview.’   

 

When we notified the college of its discriminatory conduct, rather than apologizing for their clearly discriminatory decision, CCBC instead retaliated by placing an eighty-five year hold on Dustin’s account, forbidding him from registering for any classes.” 

According to the ACLJ, “Sadly, we are seeing a rise of instances across the country in which students at public universities and colleges are being unjustly discriminated against because of their professed Christian faith.”

Even More Examples 

This includes cases, for example, in which a Christian student was asked to remove a crucifix from around her neck during orientation “because it could potentially offend others,” and another student who received grades of “0” (i.e., zero) because he wouldn’t agree in his reports with his professor’s anti-Christian bias.

How long has this kind of thing been going on?

Decades.  I can remember walking out of a college class on Philosophy back in 1980 when the instructor wasted nearly a week of our time trying to force the class into accepting the premise that “God is not real.”  I wasn’t even a practicing Christian at the time, having become agnostic for a short time back then. But I was nevertheless offended by the teacher’s blatant anti-religious and anti-Christian bias.

According to the ACLJ, “In light of the prevalent rise of hostility towards religion by public universities and colleges, and the unapologetic discrimination against those professing Christian beliefs, we at the ACLJ are addressing the problem, and we are working towards gaining greater protections for religious liberties.”

As another example, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reports that Catholic-oriented groups are being discriminated against at universities.

Indeed, The University of California Hastings College of Law, which had never in its 100 year history denied any student group “RSO status” (i.e., “Recognized Student Organization” status), chose to strip the campus chapter of the Christian Legal Society of its recognition as a campus group.

Why?  Simply because the group wanted its members to follow Bible-based admonitions against pre-marital sex, and didn’t want to allow atheists to lead the group’s Bible studies.

Though the group’s leaders had no problems whatsoever allowing anyone – including atheists — to join the group, they believed the group members should practice morality, and the Bible study portion of group meetings should be led by Christians rather than atheists.  The result?  The group was banned from the college for alleged discrimination against sexual preference as well as for alleged discrimination against atheists.

Imagine that:  A Christian group insisting their members lead moral lives and refusing to allow atheists to teach their Bible studies.  Shocking!  And yes, I’m being sarcastic.

Could you imagine forcing an Islamic group on a college campus to allow Christians or atheists to teach them the Koran?  It would never happen.  Not in a million years.  Only Christian beliefs can be discriminated against in this manner.

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a similar policy at private Vanderbilt University forced the school’s Catholic student group off campus simply because the group, Vanderbilt Catholic, requires that its leaders be Catholic (although it allows anyone to be a member of the group).

Amazing, isn’t it?  If you’re Christian, you have to uncouple yourself from your Christian beliefs in order to participate in their so-called “institutions of higher learning.”

White Christians Now a Minority of the U.S. Population

So why is this now happening with such frequency?  Here’s what white Christians are afraid to state, out of fear they’ll be singled out for further discrimination, or be labeled as “racist”:

It’s because white Christians are now a minority of the population in the U.S.

And the same non-white, non-Christian population that once demanded there to be no discrimination against them by Christians, are now hypocritically at the vanguard of discriminating against Christians.

According to the Public Religion Research Institute, in a report titled America’s Changing Religious Identify, white Christians are now a minority in the U.S. population.

Indeed, according to the report, back in 1976 a full 80% of the American population was composed of white Christians.  By 1996, white Christians were still 66% of the population.  In 2008, white Christians were 50% of the population.  Today, just 43% of the population of the United States is considered to be “white Christian.”

And what’s happening as a result of this relatively earth-shaking religio-cultural demographic shift?

Non-Christians are sensing the opportunity to do in their Christian counterparts with claims of “Christian privilege” and “white privilege,” while agitating for a plethora of new “rights” and privileges for themselves.

It’s that simple.  And yes, it’s blatantly obvious to anyone who’s taken a moment to look at the situation on the ground where it’s actually happening.

According to an online video interview with Timothy Kane, the man presenting the “white privilege” conference at George Washington University:

“I work with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer students.  And I also work with students of diverse faith backgrounds including atheist, humanist and secular students. 

 

My background:  I identify as a gay man and I also have a background academically in theology and justice of the peace.”

 

According to the article at the above link:  “Kane…is dedicated to ensuring that all types of diversity at George Washington University are celebrated and meant to feel included in campus culture and student life.”

Apparently, it seems, the phrase “all types of diversity” is now the new code phrase for the institutionalization of bias against white Christians.


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North Americans are the World’s Biggest TV Addicts


North Americans are the World’s Biggest TV Addicts

According to the above news article:  “The average person around the world spent nearly three hours a day in front of their television last year.”

The news article goes on to say that “Americans and Canadians are the biggest TV addicts…watching four hours and three minutes on average daily.”

What’s more, “European viewers came next watching three hours 49 minutes a day in 2017, just ahead of Russia and Brazil, the data gathered from 95 countries showed.”

Steve’s Comments:

If “North Americans” are the world’s biggest TV addicts, that means Christians are the world’s biggest TV addicts, because North America is largely Christian.

That’s not very wise of Christians.  But it’s to be expected.  After all, Christians are largely the ones being targeted by media propaganda which ultimately is designed to lead us away from our Father’s Word and His policies and gently but inexorably draw us deeper and deeper into the ways of this world.

In one of my most recent in-depth Bible studies titled “Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne and Ancient ‘God’ of the Modern Transgender Movement,” I wrote briefly about the main problem inherent in excessive television viewing, pointing out the transformative nature of the subtle propaganda woven into most TV shows.  Here’s what I wrote:

“I’ll never forget watching an episode of the 2017 TV show American Gods, in which the actor playing the lead character of Odin, head god of ancient Norse legends, was asked if he missed being worshipped in these modern times.

 

The Odin character glanced briefly at a television set that was turned on in the background, dimly glowing, then smiled wryly and replied, “You worship that upon which you most fasten your attention.

 

Of course, television and other forms of media can be a force for good.  But mostly they’re not.  Mostly they’re designed by the powers-that-be to fasten our attention (i.e., to celebrate and show worth-ship to) that which is decidedly ungodly:  murder, mayhem, violence, vengeance, drugs, sexual promiscuity, perversion and other forms of un-Christian behavior.

 

They’re also designed to get us to fasten our attention on the celebrities (i.e., celebrated ones; modern day “gods” in the form of movie and TV “stars”) and the characters they play, which, over time, through clever manipulation of the story-lines bordering on brain-washing, lead us as far away as they can from the Most High God and the holiness and godliness He deserves from us.”

And yes, I believe that with all of my heart.

The 4 Hidden Dynasties

Indeed, as a studious, Bible-believing Christian, you know that the children of Satan, the Kenites, completely control the four hidden dynasties of politics, economics, education and religion in order to advance their agenda for world domination and keep the population under their thumbs without having to use physical force.  They’re absolutely brilliant at it.

Generally speaking, television falls under the purview of the educational dynasty.  They love to call it “education,” but in reality, it’s mostly a combination of overt and covert propaganda designed to help push you into line with the ways of this world, and keep you there.

Overall, television is designed to keep your attention focused away from learning God’s Word and implementing His policies into your life.  That means its designed to estrange you from your heavenly Father and His Christ.

I’d even go so far as to say that most modern television and movie programming is actually designed to be in direct competition with God’s Word.  In other words, television and movies, for the most part, constitute a clever, attention-diverting substitute for God’s Word.

The media outlets – TV and movie alike, plus internet as well — keep our rapt attention where it generally doesn’t belong.

Most importantly, because these media outlets incorporate bits and pieces of truth into the programming, but craftily mix that truth with lies and deceit, viewers end up thinking they know what’s true from what’s false.  But in reality they’re being presented with a grand synthesis of truth and falsehood.  And that synthetic combination of those two opposites gradually becomes their “truth.”

This is why Ezekiel 44 tells us that during the millennium, the elect will be teaching the people “the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.”

The people literally don’t know the difference.  Most Christians don’t even know the difference, or they wouldn’t be celebrating the high holy day of Christianity on the pagan holiday of Easter.  Nor would they be teaching that “Eve ate an apple” when the word apple appears nowhere in the Garden of Eden story.  Nor would they be waiting for a phony “fly away” rapture into the heavens, when Christ is coming here to this earth to establish His eternal kingdom.

That’s why I always recommend Christians do their Bible studies every day, away from undue influences such as television, radio, internet, etc.  These are all designed as tools of distraction and manipulation.  So shut your TV off.  Turn off the notifications on your smart phone.  Turn down the radio.  And get away from anything that can distract you from hearing God’s Word with clarity as you study.

There’s nothing wrong with watching a little bit of TV each day, for entertainment, if you want to.  But you’d better have put God’s Word first and foremost.  Save the entertainment for afterwards.

And you’d better have paid attention when you studied, because it’s only God’s Word firmly embedded in your mind and spirit that can help protect you against the clever propagandistic brainwashing that permeates most television (and movie, internet, etc.) broadcasting today.

Yes, where you most focus your attention is, in reality, what you worship.  If you’re mostly focused on learning God’s Word and implementing it into your life, then you clearly worship God.

On the other hand, if you’re mostly focused on TV shows…the characters in them…the actors that portray them and the details of their supposed glamorous lives…as well as the nuances of the storylines that grab you with great drama and carry you into a make-believe world…then, in reality, you worship those things.

You might not realize it.  But it’s true.

Understanding the Word “Worship”

By dictionary definition, worship simply means “a reverent love; an ardent devotion.”  And so it is.  But in old English, the word “worship” is actually a contraction between the words “worth” and “ship.”  It means, essentially, that what you direct or point your attention toward is what you feel to be most worthwhile, or valuable to your life.

Again, it’s a simple rule-of-thumb:  What you most focus your attention on is what you’re really paying worth-ship to.

The word “worship” in Biblical Hebrew is translated from the word shachah (see Strong’s H-7812) and it means to stoop down and focus your attention on something.  Again, the object of your attention being what you “worship.”

In the Greek New Testament language, the word “worship” is translated from the word proskuneo (i.e., Strong’s G-4352), meaning to prostrate oneself before something, like a dog reverently sitting before its master and showing loyalty by licking its master’s hand. How much time do you spend each day, eagerly lapping up what you see on TV?  Has TV become, in that sense, your master?  Or are you paying due attention to God’s Word?

In other words, once again, it’s the attention given to a thing that determines its value, i.e., its worth-ship to you.

So make sure your attention is mostly focused on learning God’s Word, and implementing it into your daily life, as a way of life.  That kind of attentiveness shows who and what you truly worth-ship.

Entering the Promised Land

Since we’re now reaching the point in time at which we’re getting ready to enter into the Promised Land of the eternity, it’s appropriate to turn to the great book of Joshua for a tiny bit of advice.

Joshua led the children of Israel out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land.  But what were his marching orders from God?  As it’s written:

Joshua 1:8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

God’s Word is to be meditated on day and night.  That way it becomes second nature to you.  And when God’s Word is second nature to you, “then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

Don’t let television, movies, internet and other forms of broadcasting become the things before which you prostrate yourself  every day.  In the long run, they cannot make your way profitable.  Nor can they give you good success.  They are in reality designed to draw you away from God and into the world.

Moderation in All Things

A little entertainment is fine, yes.  Even watching television to see “which way the wind blows” – i.e., what the enemy is pushing on society at any point in time – is a valid and legitimate use of television viewership…

…But only if you’re able to do so without getting sucked into the multi-media extravaganza that’s designed to “flip” you away from God’s Word and take you straight into the ways of this world.

TV and other media outlets are purposely designed to be addictive.  And they’re designed to change your heart and mind over the long course of time, and pull you away from that which “shalt make thy way prosperous” and give you “good success” and re-direct it to the ways of the world which cannot even come close to doing so.

It seems to me the people I hear complaining the most about how difficult life is, are the ones I constantly see plopped on the sofa or in their recliner, with a beer in one hand and a television remote control in the other.

If you’re doing that for hours a day, you might want to reconsider subjecting yourself to that much propagandistic influence from Christ’s enemies who control that “educational” dynasty.

The Spiritual Marriage Bond

As I mentioned in my short study, The Holy Spirit and You, when you study God’s Word with the same kind of rapt attention you give to television and other forms of media, it results over time in a growing bond between your spirit and the Holy Spirit.  That bond is a marriage bond between you and God’s Word.  And Jesus is the Living Word.

Beloved, don’t let anything interfere with that marriage bond.  It’s your key to eternal life.

The very first television show was broadcast on July 1, 1941, just in time to distract and propagandize God’s children into supporting this country’s entry into the Second World War.  And just in time to propagandize God’s children into backing the planting of the fig tree in the Middle East land of Israel some six years later.

Is it any wonder then that the enemies of Christ have now instituted so many different television outlets and programs in the end of this flesh earth age?

They’ve turned television into the largest propaganda outlet the world has ever seen.  And as a direct result, the world pretty much does – quite mindlessly, mind you — whatever the enemies of Christ wish.

The Wisdom of God deems Christians be more wary of television and other forms of media broadcasting than we are enthusiastic for it.  In the very least, don’t let it distract you from showing true worth-ship to God and His Word.


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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Says I Saw a UFO; Three Other Astronauts As Well

According to the above news article, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, now 88 years old and the second human to set foot on the lunar surface in 1969, admits seeing a large L-shaped Unidentified Flying Object while in space.

What’s more, Apollo 15 pilot Al Worden, 86, apparently stunned Good Morning Britain viewers by admitting to having seen extra-terrestrials.

And to add fuel to the fire, Apollo 14’s Edgar Mitchell claimed to have seen several UFOs, while astronaut Gordon Cooper actually described trying to chase a cluster of objects.

All of the astronauts are said to have been tested by new technology more advanced than normal lie detectors, and were found to be telling the truth.

What’s Up With All of the Recent UFO Talk?

So what’s up with all of the recent news about UFOs and “alien” encounters, with a variety of government agencies now releasing video, audio and printed accounts of UFO encounters from reliable sources?

The distinct possibility is that the powers-that-be are now “grooming” the people of this world to be mentally and emotionally ready for the arrival of Satan and his fallen angels to this earth.

We know from Revelation chapter 12 that Satan and his angels will indeed be kicked out of heaven by Michael the archangel, and cast to this earth.  As it’s written:

Rev 12:7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels

 

Rev 12:8  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

 

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Of course, when the Scriptures say “and the great dragon was cast out…into the earth…and his angels were cast out with him” they’re obviously not going to come falling headlong to this earth from the sky, screaming as they come crashing to the ground.

No.  That’s not how it works.  Once in the material dimension, angels have material bodies and travel in material vehicles, just like humans do.  Yes, I’m talking about those great big, highly-polished whirling circular vehicles described in Ezekiel chapter one and many other places throughout the Bible.

So, are the multitudes of this world now being prepared for the advent of the false one and his fallen angels?  Considering the recent events in the Middle East, I’d say it’s a distinct possibility.

If you’d like to read a comprehensive Bible study documenting straight from the Scriptures, in great detail, the vehicles used by God and His angels, as well as by Satan and his angles, whenever they enter into this material dimension, see The Church and the Vehicles of God.

If you’re not familiar with this topic, I promise you’re in for quite a surprise.  Considering the intensity and frequency at which legitimate news articles on this subject have been cropping up – or, I dare say, are being planted throughout the news media — this just might be the perfect time to learn what to expect when the fallen ones arrive…


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Famous Rabbi Sees Trump Rebuilding Temple

Famous Rabbi Sees Trump Rebuilding Temple

According to the above news article from World Net Daily, at least one prominent Rabbi believes President Trump is “destined to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple before the coming of Messiah.”

The rabbi, Yosef Berger, “son of a widely revered Hasidic leader in charge of King David’s Tomb on the Mount Zion,” characterized Trump’s hoped for involvement in the building of the final temple as a “final historic reparation for his entire nation.”

Reparation?  We already give the nation of Israel $3 billion a year in direct aid, plus billions more in military aid and equipment.  And we’ve done so since 1978.  I’d say they owe us reparations, and not the other way around.

But don’t worry folks.  The new Jewish temple will be YUGE, now that the Jews are calling on Trump to get involved in building it.  And it will come in under budget and ahead of schedule.   A shining marvel to the world.

And a great place for the antichrist to seat himself (2 Thessalonians 2:4).

I’m sorry, folks.  But I just can’t stop laughing.  If I didn’t know better I’d start thinking Trump is the antichrist himself.

While it’s not stated so in the above news article, the orthodox Jews apparently see Trump – a long-time builder of large casinos and towering edifices — as the “master builder” they’ve been looking for.  They seem to think of him as the “Hiram Abiff” (i.e., King Solomon’s alleged temple builder) of our age.

Even the so-called “Sanhedrin” rabbis of the Temple Mount Institute are calling on Trump to get together with Russian President Putin and help build the so-called “Third Temple,” with one spokesman claiming the Sanhedrin has written a letter to them “offering the two the opportunity to act as modern-day Cyrus figures: non-Jewish kings who recognize the importance of Israel and the Temple.”

And Christians who have already deemed Trump to be their modern-day “Cyrus figure,” are unfortunately eating it up like candy.

As Rabbi Hillel Weis, a Sanhedrin member, stated, “The leaders of Russia and America can lead the nations of the world to global peace through building the Temple, the source of peace.”

But Christians should know that you can’t have global peace without the true Prince of Peace, beloved.  He’s the only “source of peace.”  The imagined “Third Temple” is just a substitute for Him, as you’re about to see, below.  Christians think the building of this temple will “hasten the return of the Lord.”  But the truth is quite the opposite.

So what saith God’s Word about the temple of God?

It says the true temple of the end days is the faithful many-membered body known as Christianity.  And building that body through the worldwide dissemination of the Gospel message is what completes the true temple.

And frankly, I don’t see Trump pushing the Gospel of Christ.  Do you?  If you’re going to get involved in building a religious edifice for the Messiah – or cheering for one to be built – then you’d better make sure it’s the right one.

As it’s written:

1Co 3:9  For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

The word “building” in that verse is translated from the Greek word oikodomē (i.e., Strong’s G-3619) and it means “architecture,” or more simply put, “a building.”

Our heavenly Father is the architect.  Christ is the foundation (as you’ll see below.) And we’re the building.  We’re the temple He’s building.  But He has helpers in the building of the temple of these end days.   And that includes us.  As it’s further written:

1Co 3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

 

1Co 3:11  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ – the Living Word of God — is the foundation of that temple.  There is no other.  If it’s not founded on Christ, it’s not the true temple of the end days.  It’s a mere substitute for the true temple.

The true temple is the faithful many-membered body of Christ.  So be careful which kind of temple-building you support.  Even if the Big T is involved — “the Don” himself — if it’s not Christ’s temple you shouldn’t be found rooting for it.

1Co 3:12  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

Paul is speaking metaphorically here.  We all have gifts, and we all have opportunities to participate in the building of the true temple of God.  So we all contribute to the building of the temple (i.e., many-membered body of Christ) in different ways, based on those gifts and opportunities.

1Co 3:13  Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

We’re told in II Peter 3:10 that when the Lord comes, it will be suddenly, “as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”

In other words, the evil rudiments (i.e., elements) or foundational underpinnings of this flesh earth age will be done away with. This includes things like confusion, deceptive doctrine, false religion, empty church tradition, perversion, pornography, drugs, debt and usury, corrupt politics, propaganda and more.

Yes, the underlying foundational ways of this flesh world will be destroyed.  And good riddance to them.

So if one’s works for the Lord have not been based upon the Word of God, but instead on the worldly elements, they will not stand the heat.  They will be destroyed by the fire of God.

Those works will have all been for naught.  And all of your support for them will have been for nought, and will only bring shame.  No matter how pretty they are.  No matter how many people longed for them.  No matter how many people thought they were the right thing to do. And yes, that would include any physical temple built for the false Jews in Jerusalem.

1Co 3:14  If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

The works that will abide – which is to say, the works that escape destruction by fire at Christ’s second advent — are those done in faithfully following God’s Word to help build up the true temple, i.e., the many-membered body of Christ.

If your works abide – if you were found participating in and supporting the building of the true temple and not wrapped up in support of the building of the false — you’ll receive your due reward from the Lord, which in this case is participation in the first resurrection, i.e., your soul will receive immortality.

1Co 3:15  If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

The works of all-too-many Christians will be found lacking, not being based on the Spirit and the Word, but instead on the whims and desires of the flesh as a substitute for the Spirit and the Word.

Building a physical temple in Jerusalem is a perfect example of this.  Nowhere in God’s Word does He instruct His people – or any people, for that matter — to build another temple.  The final temple is His to build, and it’s composed of His Christ and His many-membered body.  Yet millions of Christians thrill at the idea that a new temple might be built in Jerusalem.

Folks, the Lamb is the only temple (Revelation 21:22).  And because the Lamb is eternal, so is that temple, the building of which was started shortly after Christ’s death and resurrection, and will be finished at the end of the millennium teaching period.

What’s more, the Scripture tells us that Christians who are faithful to God’s Word are the bricks, so to speak, that make up that temple.  As it’s written in I Peter 2:5, “Ye also, as lively [i.e., living] stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”

Again, the temple is Christ and His faithful many-membered body.  But frankly, there aren’t that many members today, in spite of there being hundreds of millions of people in this world calling themselves “Christian.”

That’s because so few Christians are faithful to the Word.  Most of them are so steeped in religious tradition, they wouldn’t know God’s Word if it bit them.  Most of them are so busy supporting falsehoods like “God’s Word says to build a Third temple in Jerusalem” that they fail to support the building of the one and only true temple, the body of Christ.

Nonetheless, as the above verse alludes to, Christ has instituted the millennium teaching period directly after His second advent.  And misguided and misled Christians who find that their empty works didn’t survive the fire will indeed be saved during that time.

1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

You can’t get any plainer than that.  The true temple is not a physical building in Jerusalem.  Even if it’s called the “Trump Temple,” it won’t survive the flames.  Christ is not going to allow the evil rudiments – the foundational elements that drive this flesh world – to exist during the millennium teaching period.  All interference with His great plan to save His children, and all substitutions for that plan, will be done away with, by fire.

1Co 3:17  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

The true temple of God is a spiritual temple composed of its faithful members in Christ.  It’s holy, meaning it’s set aside to God for His specific purposes.

Those who act to defile that temple, which is to say, those who try to harm or try to stumble a Christian in his or her faith, or who seek to replace that temple body with a substitute physical temple falsely dedicated to God, will, short of repentance, be destroyed at the end of the millennium teaching period when the great white throne judgment takes place.  There are no substitutes for Christ and His body, beloved.

1Co 3:18  Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Many Christians are wise in the ways of the world.  Probably a little too wise.  Meaning they’re so wrapped up in empty religious traditions (which are part of the foundational elements of this world that will be done away with at Christ’s return) they’ve quite literally deceived themselves into believing falsehoods.

Paul is saying here that it’s better to be considered a fool (which most of God’s elect are considered to be, by the rest of Christianity) than to be wise in the religious traditions of the world, which are part of the foundational elements or evil rudiments that run this world and that are destined to be destroyed by fire at the Lord’s Second Advent.

1Co 3:19  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

True foolishness is allowing a misguided longing for the building of a false temple to be substituted for a longing for the building of the true temple.

In other words, get your priorities straight.  Where you put your support is where your heart is.  Christians who support the building of a so-called “Third Temple” have their hearts in the wrong place.  They should be supporting the building of the true temple, which is Christ and His many-membered body.

Again, the Lamb is the true temple.  And God’s faithful servants – His elect — are the bricks that make up that temple.  In that way, we dwell in Him.  And through the Holy Spirit, He dwells in us.  And taken altogether that’s the temple and its membership – the only one that matters.

It’s just like your local church, in that sense.  You don’t really need the building at all.  The congregation could sit in an empty field and learn God’s Word if the preacher were knowledgeable enough to teach it.  And it would still be “church,” right?  Of course it would.

As a matter of fact, the word “church,” as used in the New Testament, does not mean “a religious building” or “a religious edifice.”  Not at all.  It’s the Greek word ekklesia (i.e., Strong’s G-1577) and it means the “called out” ones, or in more general terms, “a religious congregation.”

In short, it’s the community of members that make up the Christian church, which is the body of Christ, which is the temple of God itself.  Not a physical building.  It’s important to know the difference.

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Bob Dylan Turns Classic Song Into Gay Love Anthem

The bad news is that legendary Jewish folk-rocker Bob Dylan – born Robert Allen Zimmerman — has recorded a song for a compilation album of same-sex wedding anthems.  Indeed, he took the old song, “She’s Funny That Way,” and altered the lyrics, turning it into a homosexual-themed song.

The good news is that Dylan’s singing voice is so bad now, from old age, even my dog could have sung the song better.  Nobody…and I mean nobody…is going to be playing this stupid song at their “gay wedding.”  Not if they want to keep their guests from rushing headlong to the exits, anyway.

I can remember several decades back when I was moderator for one of the first online Bible study sites for deeper Bible students.  One of the group members had posted a series of comments complaining that Bob Dylan had tried to join a prominent independent Christian Bible study church located in Arkansas, and had been rejected and spoken to abusively by church members.

This group member went on and on about how unfair he felt this rejection of Bob Dylan was, considering the fact that Bob Dylan was a “practicing Christian” and had in the 1970’s released a “Christian album” and was merely trying to “learn more about the Bible.”  He complained bitterly that the church’s members were “bigots.”

I spotted the lie immediately, of course, and, knowing the guy was punking the group, asked him to leave.  Bob Dylan had never been to that church in Arkansas.  And by that point in time he had basically rejected the Christianity he’d once supposedly converted to, and was back to blowing the Jewish shofar horns at the ends of his concerts.

According to Wikipedia:

“By 1984, Dylan was distancing himself from the “born again” label. He told Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone magazine:  “I’ve never said I’m born again. That’s just a media term. I don’t think I’ve been an agnostic.  I’ve always thought there’s a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there’s a world to come. In response to Loder’s asking whether he belonged to any church or synagogue, Dylan laughingly replied, “Not really. Uh, the Church of the Poison Mind.”

As you’ll note there was no rousing defense of Jesus Christ in Dylan’s statement.  And even Satanists believe in a “superior power.”

Wikipedia goes on to point out that in an interview published in The New York Times on September 28, 1997, journalist Jon Pareles reported that “Dylan says he now subscribes to no organized religion.”

Wikipedia concludes:

“Dylan has supported the Chabad Lubavitch movement, and has privately participated in Jewish religious events, including the Bar Mitzvahs of his sons and attending Hadar Hatorah, a Chabad Lubavitch yeshiva.

 

In September 1989 and September 1991, he appeared on the Chabad telethon.  On Yom Kippur in 2007 he attended Congregation Beth Tefillah, in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was called to the Torah for the sixth aliyah.”

For those who don’t know, the Chabad Lubavitch movement is an orthodox Hasidic Jewish movement that considers Christians to be “unclean” and “inferior to Jews.”  Chabad members basically worship the memory of the group’s founder, the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Being “called to the Torah for the sixth aliyah” means Dylan was asked to read from the Torah during the final aliyah, or rising up for Torah readings at the synagogue.  Interestingly, the sixth aliyah is considered to be the most special of all Torah readings at Judaic synogogues, and is usually reserved only for the rabbi.  During that Torah reading, the individual doing the reading is said to receive a “spiritual elevation” in both body and soul, including having special revelations “channeled” through him.

According to Counterpunch.org, Chabad’s founder, Rabbi Schneerson, was the “charismatic head of a mystical/fundamentalist version of Judaism.”  That’s putting it lightly.  Many Chabad members believe Schneerson was actually the Jewish messiah, and pilgrimages to his grave are made every year by myriads of orthodox Jews who believe he will return from the dead and lead the Jews in a worldwide takeover.

Counterpunch goes on to point out that the Schneerson and the Chabad movement as a whole believe that “Jews are a completely different species than non-Jews, and that non-Jews exist only to serve Jews.”

According to Counterpunch, “There is an extreme cult of personality focused on Schneerson himself. Some followers consider him the Messiah, and Schneerson himself reportedly sometimes implied this was true. Some Lubavitch educators consider him divine, making such claims as, ‘the Rebbe is actually ‘the essence and being [of God] … he is without limits, capable of effecting anything, all-knowing and a proper object of worshipful prostration.’”

Some of Chabad’s teachings, via Schneerson:

“This is what needs to be said about the body: the body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of [members] of all nations of the world … The difference in the inner quality between Jews and non-Jews is “so great that the bodies should be considered as completely different species.”

 

“An even greater difference exists in regard to the soul. Two contrary types of soul exist, a non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness.”

Under Schneerson, Chabad Lubavitch became “the largest Jewish organization in the world,” raking in up to $100 million a year in donations.

So Dylan was no Christian, but instead, a member of one of the largest and most extreme racist and Christ-hating of all Judaic religious sects.

And now, I suppose, it’s making much more sense to you that Bob Dylan, the supposed “Christian convert,” would, in what will likely be one of the last acts of his old age, perform a homosexual-themed song for a “gay wedding” album.  After all, the so-called “Civil Rights” movement so often championed by Dylan was Judaic in origin, as well.


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Facebook Bans Image of Jesus for ‘Excessively Violent Content’

Facebook Bans Image of Jesus for ‘Excessively Violent Content’

According to the above article on Breitbart News, Facebook has banned an image of Jesus Christ on the cross for “Excessively Violent Content.”

The image, which was to appear on Good Friday in an ad for a college-level online program in Christian theology, is a typical depiction of Christ’s crucifixion.

The ad was being run by the Franciscan order, which also runs the college.

Breitbart News states, “According to the university’s web communications director, Tom Crowe, Facebook rejected the ad, stating: ‘Your image, video thumbnail or video can’t contain shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content.’

Of course, you can pretty much turn to Facebook any day of the week and see videos of people drowning live puppies, or committing other unspeakable acts.  But for goodness sake don’t run an ad showing Jesus on the cross.  That’s “shocking,” “sensational,” and “excessively violent.”

The university’s communications director, Tom Crowe, later stated that Facebook “couldn’t have fulfilled the Scriptures better if they tried,” referring to Isaiah 53:3, in which it is prophesied that the Christ would be “despised and rejected of men.”

But he quickly stated that “It really isn’t a matter of religious bigotry, in my opinion, it’s one of the world, in its ignorance and self-importance, with its sense of how God ought to act, being shocked and disgusted by how God does, in fact, act.”

Well, that’s awfully nice of Mr. Crowe to say.  Very polite.  Very politically correct.  But it misses the mark in regards to what needs to be said.  And I’m not quite as nice nor politically correct as he is.  So here’s my two cents worth:

Facebook has now made a habit of censoring pro-Christian and pro-conservative ads and posts.

And Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook, has made no secret of the fact that he’s not only a political liberal but also Jewish, recently claiming his religion is “very important” to him, and even going so far as to quote a Jewish prayer at Harvard’s commencement in May 2017.

Of course, in the Talmud, the Jewish “holy book,” the Jews teach that Christ is boiling in hell in hot excrement for His sins, eternally, and that mother Mary was actually a Jewish whore who became pregnant by having sex with a Roman soldier named Pantera.

According to David Lazarus, writing on CBN News (Christian Broadcasting News), “The crucifix is never an easy sight for Jewish eyes.  Jews are vexed by the depiction of a crucified Messiah, which has more often than not symbolized the source of their own sufferings.”

In other words, the Jews blame Jesus for their sufferings.  And seeing an image of Him on that cross offends them.

But no.  None of that religious bigotry could have influenced Facebook’s decision to ban an ad for a course in Christian theology by a major Christian university, just because it contained an image of Christ on the cross.

According to Breitbart News:

One of the professors from Franciscan University, Benjamin Wiker, told The College Fix there was “no way” that this happened by accident.

 

He did, however, thank Facebook rhetorically “for the free advertising” for the university by flagrantly rejecting an ad on religious grounds.

 

Wiker said that the rejection of the ad was consistent with Facebook behavior, citing a blogger who runs the website Passion of Christ who had an ad rejected by Facebook because it contained images from Christ’s passion.

Now that I believe.

But my fellow Christians, this is our own fault for being so politically correct these days that every two-bit faction on the face of the earth feels it’s open season on Christ and Christianity.

Christianity, today, seems to be a shipwrecked religion run aground and stuck on the jagged rocks of political correctness while other religions sail past it full-steam-ahead to their destinations.

And this is largely because Christians no longer recognize, nor believe in, the conquest theology of the Bible, and particularly the profound conquest language of the gospel of the kingdom of God.

As a result of this politically-correct rejection of Christian conquest, other religions such as Judaism and Islam, which are based on a conquest theology of their own (and largely center around the hatred of Jesus Christ and His Way, which is to say, Christianity), are rapidly overtaking, and to a large extent overcoming, Christianity, both in worldwide growth as well as in global clout and influence.

What’s the solution? It’s quite simple:

Christians need to re-educate themselves to the conquest theology of the gospel message of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.

They need to get serious, for a change, about taking ground on behalf of our heavenly Father, through His Christ, and then holding that ground on His behalf until He comes.

If Christians in America fail to do so, we’ll soon end up like the Christians of western Europe – which is now known commonly as “post-Christian Europe.”

With that in mind, here are links to two Bible studies your timid, politically correct preachers won’t give you, and the antichrist purveyors of political correctness will recoil in horror at:


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As China Pledges to Protect Religious Freedom, Bibles Vanish From Online Retailers

As China Pledges to Protect Religious Freedom, Bibles Vanish From Online Retailers

The above news story goes hand-in-hand with a news story from a few weeks back explaining that the Chinese government was busy shuttering the doors of Christian churches.

In one case, they actually used dynamite to blow up a Christian church, as an example to Chinese Christians of what will happen if they keep studying God’s Word.

Listen, all governments lie, and say they’re doing one thing while actually doing the polar opposite of what they claim.  So it should come as no surprise whatsoever that the government of China “pledges to protect religious freedom” while removing Bibles from store shelves and blowing up churches with dynamite.

I remember watching a short YouTube video last year of a small Chinese home church group receiving a shipment of Bibles smuggled in from abroad. The Chinese Christians were literally weeping for joy over getting the large box full of Bibles.

I posted the video at the time, and commented that if only western Christians were as enthused about their Bibles as the Chinese Christians, we might be able to turn things around in this country.

But western Christians are actually “churchians,” which is to say, mere church attendees. They rarely crack open a Bible and study God’s Word with any depth whatsoever.  They’ve memorized John 3:16 and maybe…maybe…maybe Psalms 23. And that’s about the extent of their Bible knowledge.  Yet they pat themselves on the back for that, as if it were a major accomplishment for God.

Most Christians today, at, say, age 65, don’t know any more about God’s Word than they did at age 15.  Indeed, all that most Christians today really know are religious traditions. They think “worship” is constituted by warming a pew for an hour every Sunday while the preacher teaches his typical sermon on “What’s wrong with the youth of today.” And then everyone rushes home to catch the big sports game on TV for the rest of the afternoon and evening.  Hallelujah, right?

But the word “worship” is a contraction of two words, i.e., “worth” and “ship.” And it means this: Through your attention to something, you demonstrate its worth and value to you.

Putting your spiritual attention on attending church services but not studying what the Word of God actually says, means that you “worth-ship” church attendance more than you “worth-ship” the Word of God.

More importantly, church attendance, as it stands today, will not help you cement that much-needed bond between your spirit and the Holy Spirit of God. That bond — which is actually a spiritual marriage bond — can ONLY be cemented by partaking of God’s Word as part of your daily spiritual sustenance. (See the study, The Holy Spirit and You, at this link: https://haveyenotread.com/the-holy-spirit-and-you/)

When Christ taught the disciples to pray “Give us this day our daily bread” He was not teaching the disciples to pray for their daily food. You’re supposed to work for that.  Not pray for it.

Instead, He was emphasizing the fact that only God can give you your spiritual sustenance, through the power of the Holy Spirit of Understanding.  And He was further emphasizing the fact that the Holy Spirit of Understanding only comes to those who sincerely partake of God’s Word by studying it on a daily basis, and asking God to help you understand it each time you partake of it through study.

After all, The Bible – from start to finish — is simply the written record of Christ and His battle against Satan to save His children.  And Christ is both the Bread of Life (John 6:51) and the Living Word of God (John 1:1; 1:14). They’re one in the same.  Your “daily bread” is supposed to be the Word of God, which is that written record of Christ.

Point being, the Chinese Christians find the Word of God itself worth focusing the bulk of their attention on. For the most part, they show “worth-ship” to the Word itself, rather than to religious traditions. They don’t “play church.” They study God’s Word in church.

To the Chinese Christians, church is merely a platform for discussing and learning what the Word of God actually says.  They believe salvation comes through the Word itself, not from some church, or some church tradition.  That’s why the Chinese government is removing Bibles from the book stores, and closing down Christian churches there.  The Chinese Christians take God’s Word very seriously.

And why would the Chinese government want to crack down on access to Bibles and on churches that teach directly from the Bible?  Well, there are some pretty revolutionary ideas in the Word of God. And if you really study it with understanding, you’ll come to learn that most governments of this world – if not all – are operating under Satan’s control.

Yet most western Christians today don’t even grasp the fact that Satan is the “god of this world”?  Yet it’s right there in 2 Corinthians 4:4.  His wicked spirit quite literally permeates this world, and directs many if not most of its leaders, which explains why world conditions only get worse, and never better.

Did you realize that Christ does not become the God of this world until directly after the sound of the seventh trump at the very end of this flesh age?  It’s right there in Revelation 11:15.  But most Christians think Christ is the God of this world today.  They could not be more wrong.

What this means, for Christians who actually care, is that in our relatively short stay on this earth in the flesh, we’re actually operating behind enemy lines. And the Bible – the Word of God — explains how to do so effectively and successfully. The governments of this world don’t want you knowing that. Nor do the western Christian churches, since for the most part they’ve become part of the system.

Fortunately for the governments and the churches, most Christians are too enamored with the world and its substance to seek out and understand their marching orders from God’s Word.

If you tell a typical Christian today that it’s his or her duty on this earth to work to disrupt Satan’s plans to send God’s children into the lake of fire to be destroyed eternally, and to help institute God’s Plan to save them eternally, they look at you like you’re in some kind of cult.

Yet they’re the ones operating in the cult of churchianity. To them, a warm pew equals salvation. And anything outside of that warm pew, such as actually studying God’s Word and implementing the policies contained therein, is “cultish.”

The governments of this world, the vast majority of which operate under Satan’s spirit, and not God’s Holy Spirit, don’t really want their Christian citizens discovering Bible truths.  And for the most part the churches go along with it, teaching mere religious traditions that have absolutely nothing to do with the battle for salvation through the Word of God.

As Christ Himself said, when confronted by the religious leaders who asked why He and His disciples did not follow the religious traditions of the day:

Mar 7:6  He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

 

Mar 7:7  Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

 

Mar 7:8  For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

 

Mar 7:9  And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

The churches are more interested in teaching and implementing empty religious traditions than they are in teaching the Word of God.  That’s the bottom line.

And that’s why I started the Bible study website at www.HaveYeNotRead.com – the goal of which is to draw Christians back into the Word of God so they can see what they’ve been missing.

If you’re interested in learning what the Word of God actually says, consider opting in at www.HaveYeNotRead.com.  Doing so will give you instant access to the in-depth Bible study “The Four Parts of God’s Plan,” as well as instant access to some 35 more in-depth Bible studies that are pretty much guaranteed to blow your mind.

The study, “The Four Parts of God’s Plan” is a great place to start, if you’re interested in knowing what God’s Word is actually about.  I promise it will be a real eye opener for you…


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On Good Friday, Cyprus Legalizes Abortion

On Good Friday, Cyprus Legalizes Abortion

According to the above news article, the government of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has voted 33-8 to legalize abortion.

No surprise there.  But they waited until Good Friday to do it – a slap in our heavenly Father’s face if there ever was one.

Of course, the U.S. and other western nations have been allowing abortion, and even providing abortion services to their citizens via taxpayer funds, for decades.

Well over 54 million babies are said to have been aborted in the U.S. alone, since 1973, when the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade.

That’s 54 million murders of innocent life, right in the womb, which is designed to be the most protected place for new life, with the mother’s arms after birth being the next most protected place for new life.

Why is this ongoing destruction (i.e., murder) of the innocent being allowed to happen?

Satan is the “God” of This World

It’s because Satan is the god of this world.  Most Christians tend to forget that fact.  But it’s completely Scriptural.  Let’s take a look:

As it’s written:

John 18:36  Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Indeed, Christ’s kingdom is not of this flesh world.  Nor has it ever been.  Satan is the god of this world.  Not our heavenly Father.  And not Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  God is in charge of all things, of course, even of the enemy.  But if you truly know your Bible, you know your heavenly Father has put Satan in charge of this flesh world.

Known as the “prince of this world” (John 14:30), the “god of this world” (II Corinthians 4:4) or even the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), it is that old adversary of ours, the devil, who rules over this world, and he will continue to do so, with God’s permission, until Christ’s Second Advent.  As St. Paul wrote in the great book of II Corinthians chapter 4:

2Co 4:3  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

 

2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Yes, Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior, is the Light of this world, but not the “god of this world.”  Christ’s kingdom is yet to come.  And it will not come until He’s cleansed this old earth of Satan’s stench.  Until that time, Satan is the “god of this world” who blinds the minds of all non-Christian peoples.

As it’s written in the great book of Revelation, it’s not until the sound of the seventh trump that our Lord and Savior becomes King of this world:

Rev 11:15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Nevertheless, as it is further written in the great book of Ephesians, Jesus Christ has been set at God’s right hand “in heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.”  (Ephesians 1:21)

In other words, He’s in charge over everything.  But Satan has been given temporary rule of this flesh world age.  He is indeed its god.  And he has helpers, as well. As it is further written, in instruction to God’s elect:

Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 

Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Our real enemies are not flesh and blood, but instead, the devil and the “rulers of darkness of this world,” which is to say, Satan’s little helpers who rule with him from on high, and who will come to this earth with him when he’s finally cast out just before Christ’s second advent.

In the meantime, the church – the ecclesia, or called out ones, under the direction of Jesus Christ, who is the head of that church, with the church being His earthly body — are here to take as much spiritual ground as possible away from Satan, until Christ Himself arrives to finish the job.

And that’s why we stand adamantly opposed to abortion – baby murder – even though it has become “the norm” among the vast majority of the world’s population.

This flesh world age – with Satan at its head – is a testing ground.  It’s designed to see who will embrace and follow our heavenly Father’s Word, or who will embrace and follow Satan’s ways.

People constantly ask me, “Steve, why does God allow things like abortion to happen?”  The answer is:  He doesn’t.  We do.

In the sixth commandment He’s clearly told us “Thou shalt do no murder.”  (Often mistranslated “Thou shalt not kill.”)

And in multiple accounts throughout the Bible, we’re admonished by Jesus Christ Himself not to even so much as “offend” or “stumble” a child, much less murder one.  As it’s written:

Luke 17:2  It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

He also stated that we should never attempt to prevent a little child from coming to Him. As it’s written:

Matthew19:14  But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Personally, I can’t think of a better admonition against abortion, because in this flesh the ultimate way of preventing children from coming to the Lord is killing them before they ever get the chance.

Short of sincere repentance, the abortionists and their supporters will have that millstone hung around their neck at Christ’s Second Advent, meaning, euphemistically, they will not be allowed into our heavenly Father’s eternal kingdom.  They will be done away with in the great lake of fire, on the Judgment Day.  Too much innocent blood on their hands.  And that includes most of our governmental and spiritual leaders who have not so much as lifted a finger to stop the ongoing slaughter of abortion.


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Parents Feel ‘Betrayed’ After Teacher Reads Transgender-Themed Books to Kindergarten Class

Parents Feel ‘Betrayed’ After Teacher Reads Transgender-Themed Books to Kindergarten Class

In the news article at the link above, you’ll learn how kindergarten teachers in public schools are now reading transgender-themed books to the children without parental permission.  And you’ll see the devastating effect this is having on some of the children, and what parents are saying.

As the article states:

“My daughter came home crying and shaking, so afraid she could turn into a boy,” one parent stated during a packed board meeting for Rocklin Academy on Monday.

 

According to reports, the teacher, who has not been publicly identified, read the books ‘I Am Jazz’ and ‘The Red Crayon’ on the second-to-last day of school before summer break.

 

The first book is about teen reality show star Jazz Jennings—a teenage boy who identifies as a girl, and the second tells the story of a blue crayon that was mislabeled red.

 

No advance notice or opt-out information was provided to parents.”

As I’ve mentioned previously, the new campaign to foist transgenderism on the world is basically a return to the ancient pagan practice of androgyny, which is part of a larger alchemical transformative process called “the great work” or the merging of opposites into a “new way” in order to transform the globe.

It’s ultimately part and parcel of the ushering in of global Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth, from Revelation chapter 17.

For an in-depth Bible study on this topic, see Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement.


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BROKEN PROMISE: Trump, GOP Congress Give Planned Parenthood $500 Million In Taxpayer Funds

BROKEN PROMISE: Trump, GOP Congress Give Planned Parenthood $500 Million In Taxpayer Funds

Yep.  We gotta let Planned Parenthood keep murdering those babies and paying to have men turned into women, and vice-versa (yes, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider of “transgender” sex-change services, as well as abortions; see this Bible study for details).

Remember when Trump promised to put an end to this madness, and defund Planned Parenthood, so taxpayers would no longer have to pay for the ongoing murder of newborns?

Ya’ll, we’ve been hoaxed. I know you’re sick of me pointing it out because you don’t want to believe it. And whenever truth comes up against perception, perception will win out because people want to believe whatever they’re most comfortable believing.

But you’re supposed to have eyes to see and ears to hear. So…sorry to take you so far outside of your comfort zone.

And for all of you who have “unfriended” me on Facebook because I point out Trump’s long trail of broken promises, no problem. I understand. I voted for him too. I just expected him to keep some of his most solemn promises.  So sleep on and pretend things are better now.

Meanwhile, the babies continue to be murdered, and yes, you’re paying for it out of your taxes which are taken out of your paycheck each week…


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UN’s radical agenda pushes sex, LGBT education starting in kindergarten

UN’s radical agenda pushes sex, LGBT education starting in kindergarten

As you can read in the above news article, the United Nations has now stepped into the “transgenderism” fray, publishing comprehensive new sex-education guidelines for public schools to help teachers “instruct kindergarteners in LGBTQIA+ ideology and practice.”

Called the “International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education,” this newly released document (2018) is little more than a global mandate for indoctrinating children in pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, pro-transgenderism, and pro-fornication propaganda starting at age five” according to the below article on Life Site News.

Critics say the document is designed to help public schools “sexualize kindergarten children and advocate masturbation, abortion, gender confusion, homosexuality, homosexual parenting, contraception, and premarital sex.”

It confesses the view that “sexuality,” and therefore sex education, must include “gender identity” (transgenderism), “sexual orientation” (homosexuality), and “pleasure” (recreational sex acts).”

The global guidelines are said to “extend into the ‘broader aspects of relationships and vulnerability,’ including ‘gender and power inequalities,’ ‘sexual orientation,’ and ‘gender identity.’”

One of the stated objectives of the document is to make sure children will be able to “seek out trusted adults — other than their parents — to learn about themselves, their feelings, and their bodies.”

According to Life Site News, “Teachers are directed to present traditional morality as old-fashioned. The wisdom of parents and moral authority figures is openly spurned. Parental objections to CSE programs are dismissed as based on ignorance, fear, and/or hate.”

Sharon Slater, of Family Watch International, states the UN document is “designed to change the traditional sexual and gender norms of society by changing the worldviews of children.”

Hence, we can see that transgenderism – the modern-day form of ancient pagan androgyny – is now being resurrected and is going global thanks to the United Nations which has chosen to force gender confusion on little children from the earliest of school ages.

To learn more, see my in-depth study, Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender
Movement


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Vatican scrambles after Pope appears to deny existence of hell

Vatican scrambles after Pope appears to deny existence of hell

Poor old Pope Francis. He finally gets something right (see above news article), and the world comes unglued on him. Even long-time Catholic Pat Buchanan publicly took him to task over his statement that there is no hell. And much of the Catholic church, as well, went into an uproar over his words.

But the supposed eternal burning fiery pit most Christians call “hell” indeed does not yet exist, and won’t exist until Revelation 19:20, directly after Christ’s Second Advent.

What’s more, not a single person will be cast into “hell” until Revelation 20:14-15, which takes place after the 1,000 year long “millennium” teaching period, during which Christ is going to be doing the bulk of the teaching, along with His faithful elect.

Why no hell until then? Because God won’t destroy any of His children until they’ve had a chance to be properly taught His Word with understanding, and are given one final opportunity to embrace it and to give up wickedness.

People today truly don’t stand a chance because the churches quit teaching God’s Word centuries ago. They now only teach ridiculous and thoroughly unbiblical religious traditions like fly-away doctrine, Eve-ate-an-apple, Easter bunnies and prosperity doctrine (i.e., “send me your money and God will bless you”).

Finally, in another news article this week, the Pope was chastised for saying that no person is going to “burn forever in torment in hell.” He stated that, instead of burning eternally, those who are damned will simply “disappear” directly after the judgment.

Well, sorry all of you guys who can’t wait to see your brothers and sisters burning in fiery torment forever and ever, but the Pope is right again. That’s two points for the Pope this week.

The only “hell” that currently exists is what’s known as “hades” in the Greek language. And it’s simply a holding place for the souls of people who have passed on since the time of Adam, who didn’t quite make the grade, and who are still awaiting judgment. There’s no eternal burning fire there. People in hades are “scorched,” but only by their own wicked consciences.

After the great White Throne Judgment of Revelation 20:11-15, God simply hits the heavenly “delete” button, and all of those who still refuse to accept His Word and embrace Him after being taught correctly for 1,000 years will be…well… deleted. They’ll be gone. And they’ll never exist again. As the Pope put it, they “disappear.”

Even Satan himself is “deleted” instantaneously after the Judgment. As it’s written, “…therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.” (Ezekiel 28:18-19).

Poof! It’s called spontaneous combustion. A single flame from within, and nothing but ashes left. Two seconds and it’s over. And that individual never exists again.

The only reason so-called “hell” is referred to as “the lake of fire” in the great book of Revelation is that there will be so many trouble-makers standing in that “lake” when God hits the “delete” button, there will be one big flame rising up into the air when they all spontaneously combust. And seconds later there will be nothing left but ashes. And then the lake of fire itself will be done away with, because the only people left will be those who truly love God in Christ.

In other words, the church tradition of eternal burning fiery torment for “sinners” is completely erroneous. Who would worship a God who leaves people burning and screaming in scorching flames, eternally?

I know I wouldn’t. It’s just another stupid church tradition designed to scare the bejabbers out of people so they’ll tow the church line and plop their money into the plate as it’s passed around on Sundays. So I’m certainly glad to see that the Pope gets it right.

By the way, this post is for my Catholic friends who ask me why I never have anything good to say about the Pope. Well, now I do. It took a few years. And believe me, I looked pretty hard. But he’s finally teaching something Scripturally accurate. And, of course, the bulk of the Christian world, including many of his own Catholic religionists, can’t handle it.

It’s too bad Christians would rather believe God is a sadist who gets His kicks from listening to His children scream in torment eternally. But He’s not. He’s a very merciful God. He’s simply promised us that in the eternity there will be no more trouble-makers.

So just before the start of the eternity, after everyone’s had a chance to get their minds right, those who choose to REMAIN trouble-makers will be instantly deleted in that “lake of fire.”

And frankly, good riddance to them. I, for one, am looking forward to perfect peace and harmony among all of God’s children. And that’s what permanently deleting the bad apples is going to bring us. But they will not be “deleted” until they’ve had a chance to get their minds right. And that part is completely up to them.

(For Biblical documentation that there is no eternal burning hellfire, see the Bible study, Tormented Forever and Ever?  


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College student kicked out of class for telling professor there are only two genders

College student kicked out of class for telling professor there are only two genders

In the news article at the link above, you’ll read how colleges are now strictly enforcing the idea of transgenderism, even to the point of booting one student out of class for refusing to toe the gender-confusion line.

Of course, transgenderism, poly-genderism, non-binary sexuality and other spurious concepts are now being foisted upon the public, worldwide.  In other words, it’s being forced, and enforced.

That’s because this “merging of opposites” (in this case, male/female) is part of an occult alchemical process in which all gender distinctions are being removed as a means of transforming society, leading us into a “new way” in which we all come together as “one.”  This, of course, is the world’s substitute for Father’s wishes that we all come together as “one” under Christ.

Right before your eyes, 4,000 years worth of cultural reality is being disposed of, in order to make way for the advent of Mystery, Babylon, the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. For all of you deeper Bible students, that means Satan’s arrival to this earth in his role as the false messiah is not too far behind.

If you’d like to learn more, see my in-depth Bible study, Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement


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Church Leaders: ‘We no longer live in Christendom. We really have to accept that it’s a thing of the past’

This news article quotes Christian leaders as saying we no longer live in Christendom, and that we have to accept it as a “thing of the past.”  They blame “dwindling numbers of congregants” for the problem, and claim they’re actually having to merge church congregations together in order to help fill churches.

It’s human nature, I suppose, to blame everyone but oneself for a problem.  But with a little bit of self-analysis these so-called “Christian leaders” might see that their “dwindling numbers of congregants” has a cause.

After all, they do everything Christ was vehemently against, and then complain that church attendance is falling and Christianity is crumbling.  If you scroll through the article at the link above, you’ll see that these religious leaders:

  • Are focused almost solely on money (Matthew 6:24; John 2:14-17).
  • Wear their long flowing robes to create the illusion of piety and spirituality (Luke 20:46).
  • Never quite get around to teaching the richness and depths of God’s Word, but instead, “play church” by putting on empty religious rituals every Sunday and teaching man-made religious traditions in place of God’s Word, creating the illusion of spirituality and perpetual religiosity (Mark 7:8) without actually having either.
  • Meet in gigantic and ornate church buildings (Mark 13:1-2) to create the illusion of heaven on earth through church attendance, though it never quite pans out for them.
  • Never quite get around to evangelizing to the lost (Mark 16:15), nor equipping their congregants with the means to do so (Luke 10:10-11), but instead spend their time lazily preaching salvation to buildings full of already-saved people (Hebrews 6:1), boring them half to death in the process and ultimately driving them out of the church.

Then, when church attendance plummets, these same “Christian leaders” complain bitterly that Christianity is over, Christendom has been lost, and we might as well accept it.  Clearly they don’t know their Father’s Word.

These very same Christian leaders are the CAUSE of the slow motion loss they’re now lamenting over. That’s because they won’t do church God’s Way. They have their own church system based on ritual and man-made tradition. This is why Christ said in Luke 6:46, “And why call ye me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not the things which I say?

Most Christian churches today never teach their congregants anything from the Bible beyond John 3:16 and a few related salvation verses.  Yet there are over 31,000 verses in the Bible, which constitute God’s policies for gaining admission into His eternal family household, and for helping others do the same.

The Christian church is supposed to teach God’s policies to Christians, over the course of time, so that Christians can gradually institute those policies into their daily lives and be blessed by them as their lives are transformed for the better.

But if you fail to feed Christians what their souls need for spiritual strength, restoration and transformation, they’re not going to hang around for long – at least, not the smart ones.

You’ll either bore the church-goers to tears and sooner or later drive them back out into the world.  Or, you’ll drive them out of your church in search of real spiritual food, and sooner or later they’ll find it, for God is a knower of hearts, and will make sure those who have that inborn love for Him will find what they’re looking for.

No, Christianity has not fallen.  Nor is it disintegrating.  It is the predominate force for good in the world today.  And it always will be.  Eventually, it will conquer all opposing forces, spiritually speaking.

The only thing crumbling and falling is empty church ritual and tradition that have nothing to do with God’s Word.  And that’s probably a good thing.

Real Christians eschew church ritual and tradition.  Instead, they keep their noses in their Father’s Word – a little bit each day — learning His policies and implementing those policies into their lives.  They adjust their thinking to God’s way of thinking.  And God blesses them for it.  And in the end, they have the victory through Christ (Luke 12:32).

The church, however, will continue to crumble.  And that’s because its leaders continually say “Lord, Lord” with their mouths, yet with their actions they ignore what the Lord’s Word actually says.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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1300 Jews on Temple Mount Signal End of Exile and Beginning of Joyous Redemption on Ninth of Av

This past week over 1,300 religious Judaics ascended the Temple Mount on the Ninth of Av, which is our August 1st.  According to this news article, this is supposed to be the most Jews gathered on the Temple Mount at one time for the past nearly 2,000 years.

The Judaics are “joyous” because, now that Israel is back in control of the Temple Mount (however temporarily), and the Muslim Waqf is not supervising visitation to the mount (again, at least temporarily), more Judaics are able to ascend to the mount to pray, unrestricted.

What’s so important about the Ninth Av? The first temple is said to have been destroyed on that date in 423 BCE. And the second temple is said to have been destroyed on that date, five centuries later, in 70 AD when the Roman army sacked Jerusalem. Many other catastrophes have taken place on that date, as well. So it’s regarded as “the saddest day in the Jewish calendar” (Wikipedia).

According to Wikipedia, “Only the full rebuilding of the Temple would engender enough reason to cease observing the day as one of mourning and transform it into a day of joy instead.”

Which is precisely why the Orthodox religious Judaics are so happy about their latest Ninth of Av visit to the Temple Mount. They’re viewing it as a signal of the “end of Jewish exile” from the mount, and the beginning of a “joyous redemption” in which their Third Temple will be built, and their “messiah” will arrive onto the scene.

And since many of the Judaics who ascended the mount this week were relatively young, the rabbis are likening this event to the children of Israel in the wilderness, when God forced the older, doubting generation to die-off before He allowed the younger and more faithful generation to enter the Promised Land.

“So many of the people on the Temple Mount were young,” Rabbi Ariel recounted to Breaking Israel News. “They were like the younger generation that came out of the desert and entered the promised land. Everyone there had one objective in mind: to end the exile and to begin building [i.e., the Third Temple].”

Of course, it’s talk like that – talk of building a Third Temple on the mount – that is not lost on the world’s Muslim population. The Muslims, meaning basically the entire Arab world, will view this as a blatant attempt to take the mount from them completely, and re-establish Judaic worship there in place of Muslim worship.

I’ve repeatedly shared in similar posts and emails that the deadly wound of Revelation will most likely take place in Jerusalem, in a controversy between the Muslim world and Israel over that Temple Mount. I’ve also repeatedly stated that I don’t believe this is the time for it.

But what you’re witnessing is certainly a presage of what to expect when the time for the deadly wound arrives. According to the above article, the Chief Rabbi of Hebron, Yisrael Ariel, stated, “I know that if there had been an announcement on the radio to go up and build [i.e., the Third Temple], thousands more Jews were ready for that.”

He continued, “The holy site hasn’t seen so many Jews gathering together on Tisha B’av since the Second Temple was destroyed precisely 1,947 years ago… A person who merits seeing the beginnings of the Third Temple, God will put joy into his heart, and that is what I felt when I saw the crowds of young people on the Temple Mount,” Rabbi Ariel explained.

Muslim Opposition

The same rabbi also admitted, however, that as the time to build the third temple approaches “opposition to its coming will necessarily increase.”

He further admitted that current events are reflecting this spiritual principle, referring of course to the recent series of riots by Muslims over the restrictions the Israeli government has placed on their visitations to the mount since two Muslim gunmen murdered an Israeli policeman there several weeks ago.

So the Muslims know what the Judaics are up to. And the orthodox rabbinic Judaics who are celebrating with joy know it will only cause trouble with the Muslims, but think the time might now be right to make their move.

According to the news article, Jordan’s foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, described the Judaic ascent to the Temple Mount as “extremists who stormed the Al-Aqsa today.” So while the mood is joyous on the Judaic side, there is nothing but anger on the Muslim side.

We’ll have to watch and see what happens from here. My guess is that cooler heads will prevail, and the Israeli government will tamp-down the messianic fervor that seems to be gripping the Orthodox Judaic rabbis.

But it remains to be seen. So as I’ve constantly admonished since this event began taking place some weeks back, keep your eyes on Jerusalem. That’s where all of the action is, and one way or another, always will be.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Temple Mount Troubles Continue

I hope you’re keeping your eyes fixed on what’s going on in Jerusalem, at the Temple Mount.  If you are, you’re seeing what I believe to be, at the very least, a type of how the deadly wound of the book of Revelation will ultimately be delivered.

As you likely know, last Friday two armed Muslim militants murdered to Israeli police officers on the Temple Mount, leading the Israelis to lock-down the Temple Mount and restrict Muslim access to it.

Within a few days, after threats from both the EU and the UN, the shut-down was lifted by Israel, and Muslims were allowed to return to their mosque to pray.  However, the Israelis instituted something new:  Muslim visitors to the mount now had to pass through metal detectors.

This was immediately decried as a “provocation” and an “aggression” by Muslims throughout the Middle East and the world.

Then, as the article at the above link explains, the former head of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), and current chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Avi Dichter, went on national radio to declare that Israel, and not the Muslim organization that administers the mount (i.e., the Waqf), are “sovereign” on the Temple Mount.  He is quoted as saying:

“Israel is the sovereign on the Temple Mount, period. The fact that the Waqf became a sovereign on the Temple Mount ended last Friday.”

Of course, Israel militarily won the mount back from the Muslims during the Six Day War in June 1967.  As I explained in an email alert last year, the Israeli flag was immediately hoisted over the mount at that time. But to avoid further war with the Arabs, Israel had the flag lowered, and ultimately appointed a Muslim organization (the Islamic Waqf) to oversee the Temple Mount.

But Israel never really relinquished their conquest, and in temporary shows of military force they have shut down the mount several times over the ensuring decades.

In the article at the link above, you can see that the so-called Temple Mount Jews – the ultra-orthodox Jewish religious leaders behind the long-time preparations to build a new Judaic temple on the mount – are relishing the current state of affairs.  They claim “the Islamic Waqf’s jurisdiction over the Temple Mount is now over, and that Israel will now work to re-establish Jewish Sovereignty over the holy site.”

Whether that’s true, or not, remains to be seen.  The Temple Mount Jews have demonstrated a striking propensity for exaggeration in the past.  And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contests their assertion, saying his government has no intention to change the status quo on the Temple Mount.

But sooner or later the deadly wound has to happen.  And you can clearly see from the current tensions on the mount how easily the Arab world could be roused to “compass Jerusalem with armies” (Luke 21:20) were there to be a future Israeli military takeover of that Temple Mount.

As I pointed out in my email this past Saturday, that would be your sure-sign of the arrival of the false Christ (i.e., the desolator) to heal the deadly wound and bring both parties – Islam and Judaism alike — under his religious umbrella of false peace.

So keep your powder dry, but your eyes open.  Things are continuing to get interesting in Jerusalem.

See also:

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Steve Barwick

 

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Teen Vogue Magazine Teaching Underage Children How to Do Anal Sex “the Right Way”

(Beware:  Gross language and subject matter alert)  Folks, don’t read the article at this link. It’s absolutely disgusting. But this is Teen Vogue magazine, recommending anal sex to teenage boys and girls and teaching them “how to do it right.” Not kidding. That’s how far our Christian nation has sunk into the mire of moral and spiritual depravity.

Here’s a short quote from the article, so you’ll know what they’re teaching your teenage children:  “Anal sex, though often stigmatized, is a perfectly natural way to engage in sexual activity. People have been having anal sex since the dawn of humanity. Seriously, it’s been documented back to the ancient Greeks and then some. So if you’re a little worried about trying it or are having trouble understanding the appeal, just know that it isn’t weird or gross.”

The article goes on to tell the kiddies that anal sex is absolutely wonderful for them, and that they’ll be thrilled as the nerve endings on their “buttholes” are “stimulated” (they literally say this).

The article goes on to explain that anal sex is not just for girls, but for boys too. And essentially that everyone should try it to see if they like it. Boys, they claim, will especially like having their “prostate stimulated” through anal sex, which, they claim, can “lead to ejaculation.”

There was a time in this country when, if the County Sheriff didn’t arrest every single person in the Teen Vogue editorial office and throw them in jail for printing filth like this and for advocating perversion to underage children, the Christian community would have marched on the damned magazine’s editorial offices, burned it to the ground if need be, and ran the pervert child predators out of town on a rail.

No more, unfortunately. Law enforcement is restrained by the courts from arresting these disgusting perverted creeps. And Christians have become wimps — both the big mega-pastors as well as the local pastors who should be leading their flocks en masse, in righteous indignation, against this disgusting perversion aimed directly at your underage children.

I haven’t been posting much, lately, because I can’t even stand to look at the news any more. But this is what it’s come to in America — the land where the government now listens in on, and records, all of your private and public communications without your permission, while the big corporations and media openly teach your children to have perverted sex with each other.

Any parent who allows their teenagers to read “Teen Vogue” should have their children taken away from them. But in today’s world, they’d probably take your kids away from you for refusing to let them read “Teen Vogue.”

Hey, it’s all the vogue, right? So it must be good. (Sigh.)

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Temple Mount Jews Claim Trump Victory “Beginning of the Messianic Process”

The very same “Temple Mount Jews” who are seeking to renew animal sacrifice on the Temple Mount (download my previous study on this issue, here) are now calling Trump’s victory “divinely inspired” and the “beginning of the messianic process.”

The Temple Mount Jews are even quoting from Isaiah, in relation to Trump’s election victory, saying his election is in God-given fulfillment of Isaiah 55:4, “Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a prince and commander to the peoples.”

That’s called flattery, folks.  Of course, they’re essentially calling Trump the “messiah,” though they’re quick to qualify this blasphemy by claiming he’s merely initiating the process that will lead to the messiah.

Yet some rabbis are even going so far as to claim that the gematria (religious numerology) of Trump’s name is the same as that of the word “Moshiach” (i.e., the messiah).  As the first news article above states:

“As Rabbi Berger pointed out, the gematria for Donald Trump in Hebrew (דונלד טראמפ) is 424, which is equal to the gematria of “Messiah for the House of David” (משיח בן דוד).  

 

“The Ben Ish Chai, an authority on Jewish law and master kabbalist who lived in Baghdad 150 years ago, interpreted the number 212 as a difficult time for Israel before the Final Redemption. 

 

“Trump’s gematria is twice that, signifying an ongoing Messiah process.”

Of course, this is Kabbalistic gematria (mystical numerology), and not Biblical in the least.  The Kabbalah is the Kenite book of mysticism and occult “magick” studied by the rabbis, along with the Talmud, in place of the Bible.

Keep in mind that these same rabbis are also claiming that America is the “spiritual descendant of the Biblical nation of Edom.”  In other words, they’re claiming Israel and America are spiritually united with each other, just as Jacob and Esau were physically united as brothers of the same seed line.  So you can see that the false Jews are immersed in the false spirit of man’s empty religious traditions that Jesus Christ Himself warned us makes God’s Word void.

The Temple Mount Jews also stated “Hashem [which in Hebrew means “the name,” a euphemism for God] is moving us towards a greater Jerusalem, and anyone who goes against that, is destined to fail.

So the Jews see “greater Jerusalem” coming, thanks to Trump, which essentially means they believe they’ll soon be re-taking the Temple Mount and all of the land that historically constituted Jerusalem in Old Testament Biblical times.

And the Moslems clearly sense this coming, which is why hard-core Moslem leaders like Turkey’s president Ergogan are urging Moslems throughout the middle east to begin making massive pilgrimages to the al Aqsa Mosque at Jerusalem, for its “protection.”  As the third article above states:

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslims around the world to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to protect the site’s Islamic identity 

 

‘We, as Muslims, should be visiting Al-Quds more often,’ Erdogan said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem. ‘Each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us.’ 

 

[He] emphasised ‘…hundreds of thousands’ [of Moslems] should be visiting the site, which is considered holy by Muslims. “[It] would be the greatest support to our brothers there,” he said.”

So we have the Temple Mount Jews claiming Trump’s election victory is “divinely inspired” and constitutes the beginning of “the messianic process.”

And recently we’ve seen Vice-President Pence confirming that Trump still plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem (essentially snubbing and insulting the Moslem world and signaling new U.S. policy on who greater Jerusalem belongs to).

And finally we have one of the leaders of the largest Moslem nations calling on Moslems to start visiting the al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in great numbers, in order to “protect its Moslem identity” and bolster Moslem claims to Jerusalem.

What could possibly go wrong?

Keep your eyes focused on Jerusalem, folks.  I’ve repeatedly stated that the North Korea issue, while interesting and potentially serious, is a distraction compared to what’s going on in the Middle East.  Don’t be distracted from what’s really important.

The Deadly Wound

Sooner or later the deadly wound will take place in Jerusalem.  And it will likely take place at the site of that Muslim mosque – the al Aqsa Mosque — that sits upon the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.   (See the Bible study “The Four Winds and the Deadly Wound” for more information.)

And when that deadly wound takes place, the Muslim armies of the nations surrounding Israel will rush to the defense of their so-called holy mosque.  And then Christ’s own words will finally come to pass:

Luke 21:20  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

 

Luk 21:21  Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

 

Luk 21:22  For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

It’s interesting that Trump is still “strongly considering” moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem – an event that, should it happen, will put a contingent of U.S. Marines in the Holy City.

Vice-President Pence stated only last week that Trump is serious about the move.  And in response to Pence’s statement, the Politico.com website rightly pointed out:

Some experts have warned that relocating the embassy could inflame tensions in the Middle East and doom the peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians. 

 

It would essentially validate the view that all of Jerusalem now belongs to Israel,’ Aaron David Miller, a former Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiator, told POLITICO late last year. 

 

It’s hard to come up with a single act that would make the Middle East burn more than it is burning right now,’ he added.”

And indeed, that’s true.  Religious fervor is already being whipped up over the Moslem mosque site.  So if Trump’s election indeed represents “the beginning of the Messianic process” then we’re soon in for quite a ride folks.  Keep your eyes open…

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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The Antichrist and the Ever-Deceptive Environmental Movement

According to this news article, world temperatures have not risen for 19 years, and are now “plummeting.” Yet the nations of the world are still joining together and signing “climate change” compacts ostensibly designed to “fight global warming.”

In reality, those compacts are designed to reap billions of dollars in new taxes for the governments of the world (by adding massive new taxes to your utility bills and to your gasoline usage) while simultaneously giving the big energy corporations billions of dollars in new tax breaks (i.e., you pay the huge new taxes on your energy bills, but the energy companies get the tax deductions for the money you paid.)

Plus, the big energy companies get to make billions more dollars trading “carbon tax credits” in a global investment scheme cooked up by Al Gore and his wealthy Wall Street cronies.  (See “Al Gore’s Inconvenient Loot”) All of this to “fight” a non-existent threat to the environment. And as always, at YOUR expense. Don’t you just love Big Government?

The Antichrist and the Religious Angle

I’ve written about this numerous times over the past 20 years, but always keep in mind that environmentalism is a major branch of the global religion of humanism.  It comes replete with its own high priests like Al Gore, and skilled apologists like the corporate news media who regularly publish scary news stories warning that half the planet will be wiped out if we don’t “join together as one” and fight the supposedly devastating effects of “global warming.”

The reality is this:  Revelation 6:8 reveals that in the fourth seal, the antichrist arrives to this earth on a “pale horse.”

Rev 6:8  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

But in the original Greek language, the word for “pale” is actually chloros, which means “greenish” or “verdant” (as in being bright green).  Let’s take a look at the definition from the Strong’s Concordance of the Bible:

G5515

 

Χλωρός

 

chlōros

 

khlo-ros’

 

From the same as G5514; greenish, that is, verdant, dun-colored:green, pale.

In other words, the antichrist rides in on a GREEN horse, which is symbolic of the global environmental movement.  That’s his global power structure.  That’s actually why the environmentalists are called “greenies” and their movement is known worldwide as the “green movement.”

Metaphorically, this means the antichrist uses environmentalism to set in place his global power structure before he arrives.  And that global power structure is being put together for him, right now, by our world leaders, through the so-called fight against “climate change,” aka “global warming” which is nothing more than a smokescreen for a one-world government.

Of course, to serious Bible students this comes as no surprise, since everything the antichrist does is based on gross deception.  And the environmentalist movement to fight “global warming” is one of the greatest deceptions ever foisted upon mankind.

It’s quite literally a non-existent “threat” that’s been drummed up into an “imminent threat against humanity” so the powers-that-be who operate behind the scenes can use it to implement world government.

If you do some research you’ll find that many, many “climate change” accords have already been signed over the past 20 years, each designed to bring about more and more world government.

The U.S. has signed up with the Copenhagen Accord, the Kyoto Protocol, the Rio Earth Summit Accord, and the China-U.S. Climate Change Agreement, plus there’s been the Calgary Climate Change Accord, the New Zealand Climate Change Accord, and last year’s “Paris Agreement” which set the foundation for this year’s “Paris Accord,” and many, many more too numerous to mention here.

This all centers around the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which itself was an extension of an even earlier UN Climate Change convention.  So you can see how long this has been going on.

It’s nothing more than world government through incremental agreement, hiding behind the fascade of “fighting climate change” or “fighting global warming.”

Some people have stated, “Well, Steve, Trump is going to pull out of this year’s Paris Climate Change Accord.”  Of course, this year’s Paris Climate Change Accord is just an extension of the Paris Agreement we signed onto last year.  So pulling out of it (if he indeed does) would just be a symbolic gesture.  Nothing more.

If Trump withdraws, you’ll probably read all kinds of things about how this will result in the “death of the fight against climate change”.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  It would just be a small bump in the road for the globalists.

They’ve already got the system set up and fully working, from all of the other “climate accords” that have already been passed over the last 20 years.  And they’ll just wait another few months, or perhaps a year, and come up with a “Moscow Climate Change Accord” or a “London Climate Change Accord” or some other phony climate change accord that Trump can claim is “better” than the others and tell his followers that he needs to back.

It’s all political theater.

You have to understand that while the news is awash in articles about how these accords are necessary for “fighting climate change” the reality is that each accord simply consists of more countries negotiating over how they’re going to split up all of the money they’ll generate from the massive carbon taxes which consumers like you and me will pay as we get socked with higher and higher utility bills, gasoline costs, etc. even as the big oil companies get special tax credits which they can then trade (in the investment sense) in a private global market and make even more billions of dollars.

Again, we pay the “carbon tax” in the form of higher utility bills, then the big oil corporations and energy corporations get special tax credits for the carbon taxes we’ve paid.  And they can trade (in the investment sense) these credits to make even more money in a global investment market that’s already been set up.

It’s just a way for them to make billions of dollars off a non-existent “threat.”  It’s actually quite brilliant, because it’s cloaked (or, better said, perhaps, drenched) in “save the planet” rhetoric that appeals to most people.  Yet as it’s written, this world government will indeed take place:

Rev 18:3  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

It’s a wealth-generating scheme that the whole world takes part in.  And what does our Father’s Word say about this global deception?  As it’s further written:

Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

 

Rev 18:5  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

The bottom line is that the deceptive “climate change” environmentalism is part and parcel of Mystery, Babylon the Great, and it’s all going to come tumbling down on its participants in the end.

Meanwhile, it will prosper.  And meanwhile, we’re still to sound the alarm over it.  It doesn’t matter that no one will listen.  It only matters that that afterwards, they won’t be able to say, “No one tried to tell us.”

Of course, if the powers-that-be came out truthfully and called the upcoming Paris Climate Change Accord and all of the other climate change accords the “Ever-Rising Gas and Utility Bill Accord,” or the “Make Big Oil and Big Energy Even Richer Accord,” no one in the general public would be clamoring for it.  But when they call it “save the planet by fighting climate change” everyone gets behind it.

The emotional argument (“save the children,” “save the rain forest,” “save the polar bears,” “save the polar ice caps,” etc. etc. ad nauseum) always wins.  Always.  Because as a people, we are indeed quite sottish and don’t take the time to look behind the scenes to see who really benefits.

And in this case, it’s not just Big Government and Big Energy who benefit, but the antichrist himself, because all of these so-called “climate change accords” are simply part of the global political infrastructure he’ll use to seize world power when he arrives.

As it’s written:

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.

When the antichrist arrives, he’ll use the existing global political structure to seize power and rule over the earth.  And he’ll cause the people of this earth to believe in it with all of their hearts, minds and souls.  And why?  As it’s further written:

Jer. 4:22  For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

 

Jer. 5:31  The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

So it is.  And so it’s always been.  God’s people are so easily taken in by outright lies, and are so difficult to reach with the truth, that the antichrist will have no problem whatsoever taking power when he arrives to this earth on his big green horse, which again, is metaphorical for the environmental (“save the earth”) movement which he’ll turn into a world religion centered around the worship of himself as the earth’s savior.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Arch of Baal Replica Still Being Displayed Worldwide by World Leaders

Our heavenly Father had the prophet David write Psalm 2 as a warning to all political leaders to get their collective acts together and worship His Christ, and to quit rebelling against Him, or suffer the consequences.

But in these final days of this flesh earth age, world leaders are openly displaying their disdain of our heavenly Father as well as their love of the gods of old and the religious traditions of old.

Watch the video at this link, demonstrating how the leaders of the world are displaying a replica of the Arch of Baal (also known as the Arch of Palmyra, which once stood in front of the pagan temple of Baal in Palmyria, Syria), at strategic political events worldwide attended by the world’s top political and religious leaders.  (Baal, being the chief religious rival of YHVH our heavenly Father in the ancient mystery religions.)

In the video, note the Babylonian chimeras being put on display, along with other artifacts from ancient Babylonia representing the misogynist works of the fallen angels (whose return they are expecting).  Note the statues of naked women with fig leaves positioned over their most private part.

Note also the glaring similarities between the Arch of Baal and the Royal Arch of Freemasonry (image below) and the rituals involved with that Arch, which symbolizes the destruction of the first temple and the building of the second, just as the original Arch of Baal was first destroyed, and now it’s replica is being put on grand display worldwide for all to see.

Most people simply don’t understand the meaning of the symbols (and rituals) used by the leaders of this world, many of whom believe they are essentially “little gods” waiting to be raised to a higher level when their Baal god finally arrives with his fallen ones.

Always remember that our God is not as their god, and our Rock is not as their rock.   Keep your eyes and ears open, and always keep your faith in our heavenly Father and His Living Word.

The time is soon-coming when the Light will be shined on all secret things.  As it is written:

Dan 2:22  He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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In 100 Days A New Jewish Elite Rises Under Trump

Ahhh…the Christ-haters are openly bragging, in their Israeli newspapers, that they’re back in power in America, under Trump, in just the first 100 days.  In their own words, they’re the “new Jewish elite.”

But hey, those Jewish Christ-haters are certainly better than the Muslim Christ-haters we had under Obama, right?

Well, I dunno.  Our Lord and Savior called the Jewish Christ-haters the children of the devil in John 8:44, and said there wasn’t an ounce of truth in them because the god they worshipped, and whose policies they followed, was the devil himself.  As it’s written:

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

 

Joh 8:45  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

 

Joh 8:46  Which of you convicteth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

 

Joh 8:47  He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

They weren’t of God then, because they rejected the Lord and Savior. And they’re not of God now, because they STILL reject the Lord and Savior.

And now we’ve got them BOTH, folks.  We’ve got the Jewish Christ-haters taking power in this country, and we’ve still got the Muslim Christ-haters pouring in under cover of darkness.  Two tons of fun, for the price of one.

What most people are completely oblivious to is the fact that the Jewish Christ-haters were the ones who pushed the immigration laws through Congress allowing the Muslim Christ-haters to come streaming into our country in the first place.

And then, when the Muslim hoards — err, ah…excuse me…immigrants — began physically attacking Christians, not just here in America, but in Europe as well, these very same Jews bragged openly that this was “God’s punishment” on western Christianity for our “anti-semitism.”  Don’t believe it?  See The Hidden Jewish Hand Behind the Muslim Invasion of Western Christian Nations

They’re just two sides of the same anti-christ coin, folks.  So for those who might think we need to choose between one kind of Christ-hater or the other, let me ask you this:

What ever happened to the idea of Christians running their own country?  I suppose I’ll be called “anti-semitic” for asking.  But really? Does anyone have an answer to that question?

If Christians are not even to go to court against each other because the courts are stacked with judges who are unbelievers (I Corinthians 6:1), what are we doing hiring these same unbelievers to make the laws in our country?

Funny that in Israel the Jews openly and without apology prevent the “wrong” kind of immigrants from getting in.  And they do so by using both a big wall AND some of the world’s most restrictive immigration laws.  But that’s not our business.  Here, we have to open our borders and let the heathen enemy pour in.  It’s “the law of the land.”  Apparently, they passed a national suicide law when we weren’t looking.

So who’s really running this “Christian” country?  It sure as hell ain’t Christians. This “new Jewish elite” now brags, openly, that under Trump they’re going to re-shape America into their own image.  In the Jewish Forward, they write:

The new leaders representing American Jewish interests in the White House are keen to shape policy on education and religious expression and to ensure a pro-Israel stance more in line with the Netanyahu government.

 

“…The more I learn about the [Trump] administration, I learn that there are more Jews there who are active in Jewish life,” he said, pointing to Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, international negotiations envoy Jason Greenblatt, and David Friedman, the new ambassador to Israel, all of whom are Orthodox. “They have an intimate knowledge of the Jewish community and of Israel and that makes the difference.”

 

“…With the center of gravity moving from Washington, D.C. and New York’s Upper West Side to New Jersey and Long Island’s modern Orthodox enclaves, a new power structure is emerging, one that was forged in the pews of Teaneck synagogues and at New York religious school fundraisers.”

 

“…The Orthodox Union raised its profile by lobbying in support of David Friedman’s confirmation. Chabad welcomed Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to Washington, and Sheldon Adelson, one of Trump’s top donors, who is not Orthodox, was already invited to a private dinner with the President at the White House. Groups Adelson supports, including the Republican Jewish Coalition and Christians United for Israel, also got their share of face time with Trump in the first 100 days of his presidency.”

 

“…Trump, in his public outreach efforts, has made the Orthodox community a priority. During the presidential campaign he gave his only interview to a Jewish American publication to the ultra-Orthodox Mishpacha magazine. “He is eager for me to understand that Orthodox Jews aren’t alien species to him,” the reporter, Yisorel Besser, observed.”

Ahh, yes.  Think about it.  The Trumpster is “becoming strong with a small people” (Dan. 11:23).  He’s loading his cabinet with neo-con warmongering orthodox Jews and globalist orthodox Jew bankers.

Anyone waking up, at all?

For those of you who have understood the “raiser of taxes” of Daniel 11:20 to be Obama, have you ever considered the Biblical fact that another ruler IMMEDIATELY rises up in place of this raiser of taxes just as soon as the raiser of taxes is taken out of the way?  As it’s written:

Dan 11:21  And in his estate [i.e., in the estate, or “office” of the raiser of taxes of the previous verse] shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

That’s right.  He didn’t win the popular vote.  Half the country considered him too vile to hold the presidency.  Quite literally, the majority of voters didn’t want him.  But he got into office any way, thanks to the peculiarities of the electoral college.  And we had a “peaceful transition of power,” as the newspapers repeatedly reminded us.

And how did he win?

Through flatteries, which means, in the original Hebrew, through smooth-talk.  Dr. Moffat, in the Moffat Bible, translates the phrase “crafty promises.”  Yep.  He promised to “make America great again.” He promised to fix everything.  Indeed, he said our country would start “winning” again, and that we’d win so much we’d actually end up begging him to stop all of the winning.

Do you remember that?

He said (see video here) we’d win so much, we’d be pleading with him, “Please, please, Mr. Trump, no more winning.  I just can’t take all of this winning.  It’s too much.”  Crafty promises, alright.  It’s almost comical, now, looking back on it.  He assured us he knows it all, through his vast business experience, better than anyone.  And he promised he’d put everything right again if we’d just elect him.  And it will be YUGE!

Dan 11:22  And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

He sweeps all of his opponents aside, from the primaries to the presidential election.  No one can stand against him.  And once he gets in, the Christians who backed him and got him elected are out.  And as you’ll see, another kind of people are moved in to their place:

Dan 11:23  And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

After he’s sworn into office, the Christian nationalists who helped get him elected are tossed aside and the globalist Christ-hating Jews are brought in.  I love how Dr. Moffat, of the Moffat Bible, translates this one:  “As soon as anyone becomes his ally, he starts to outwit him, for he rises to power by aid only of a small party; when men are off their guard, he attacks the leaders in each province.”

And next thing you know, there went Christian nationalist Steve Bannon (who previously had called on Christians to conduct a “Christian holy war” in order to get Trump elected).

And there went all of the other Christian nationalists who helped Trump get elected — each one replaced or put under the thumb of Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, and Netanyahu’s life-long family friend, Jared Kushner (owner of the most expensive piece of real estate in America, located at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York), along with a cornucopia of other orthodox Jews, including Trump’s Jewish daughter, Ivanka, who as Kushner’s wife had to renounce her Christian faith and embrace Judaism in order to marry the man.

Dan 11:24  He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

They money’s really going to flow, folks.  “Prey, plunder and property,” it says in the original Hebrew (Moffat translation).  None of this prey, plunder and profit is going to go to you, or me, of course.  It’s all going to the small people — the “new Jewish elite” — that the Don is in the process of becoming strong with.  He’ll bomb Syria for them.  He’ll fight North Korea for them, in order to prevent North Korea from giving Iran the bomb.  He’ll fight Iran, too.  Iraq.  You-name-it.   Whatever that “small people” want, he’ll get it done.  He’s their man.  Just you wait and see.

The bottom line is that it’s really going to get interesting now, from this point forward.  So keep your eyes open.  Follow the Bible.  And think.  If Daniel 11:20 was indeed about Obama, prophetically, then who is the guy in Daniel 11:21 who rises up in Obama’s “estate,” which is to say, in Obama’s office?  Are you thinking?

Sometimes the things we’ve been taught over the years turn out to be just a little bit different than we might have once believed.  Once the prophesy actually starts coming to pass, the reality opens up. And we have to accept it for what it is.

And now the hate-filled criticism from the “forever Trumpers” starts, in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Our Fathers Word and Illegal Immigration

If you listen to some of the liberal religious folks weighing on the subject of immigration, you’d think it was a sin to institute common-sense background checks (now dubbed “extreme vetting” by the liberal news media) on foreign migrants seeking to enter this country from nations generally considered to be hostile to our own (and from religions hostile to our own).

But importing enemies, without restriction, into your own country is not “compassion,” it’s national suicide.

Even in heaven, there’s a big, tall wall (144 cubits tall, which is about 216 feet), a gate that’s specifically designed to fit an extremely narrow entrance so the unrighteous can easily be weeded out, and a permanent, long-term policy of “extreme vetting,” which is to say, you either meet the specific qualifications set by our heavenly Father, or you don’t get in.

Here are the Bible verses you can send your liberal Christian friends when they try to tell you it’s “unchristian” to not allow unrestricted immigration into your country:

THE WALL — Rev. 21: 17-18 And he measured the WALL thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. And the building of the WALL of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

 

THE GATE — Mat. 7: 13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

 

EXTREME VETTING TO ENTER — 1 Cor. 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.

 

MORE EXTREME VETTING TO ENTER — Rev 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

There’s nothing wrong with choosing who can enter your country, and who can’t beloved.  It’s Biblical.  And it’s Godly.  And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

The Scripture says God’s People (and make no mistake about it, today, Christians are God’s People) are to be “a light unto the Gentiles,” which means we’re to set a good example to them by leading them to Christ.  But we’re not a walking mat.  We’re to lead them to Christ.  Not be trampled on by them.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Beautiful Prayer of National Repentance by Rep Randy Weber at US Capitol Prayer Meeting

This is definitely one of the most beautiful prayers of national repentance I’ve ever heard coming from the lips of a sitting Congressional representative.  Read the article and watch the short video on the same page.

Here’s Representative Weber’s beautiful prayer, which I think you’ll agree is, in both tone and substance, very reminiscent of the prayer of Daniel in Daniel chapter 9.  You might even consider it a short and updated version of Daniel’s prayer:

“Father, you say in your Word that the man who meditates on your Word is like a mighty oak tree. Blessed is he if he meditates on it daily.  But Lord, we have endeavored to try to kick your word out of public schools. Father, we have endeavored to take the Bible out of classrooms, the Ten Commandments off the walls. Oh Lord, forgive us.

“Father, we think we’re so smart. We’ve replaced your Word and your precepts with drug-sniffing dogs, with metal detectors, with uniformed police officers in our schools. Oh Lord, forgive us.

“Father, we have trampled on Your holy institution of holy matrimony and tried to rewrite what it is, and we’ve called it an alternate lifestyle. Father, oh Father, please forgive us.

“Lord, we have gone to killing the most innocent among us.  Your servant Moses warned in Deuteronomy 30:19 warned us to choose life so that we and all of our descendants might live.

“Father, we’re killing our descendants, and we’re calling it a choice.  Oh, God in heaven forgive us, please.

“Lord, we’ve even disregarded the wisdom of Solomon, Lord, the wisdom of the Proverbs where you say the borrower will be slave to the lender.  Twenty trillion dollars in debt, and nations have to be laughing at us.

“Father, Abraham Lincoln said that we have forgotten to pray to the One Who made us.  Lord, forgive our sins.  Father help us.  Help us to get back on your precepts, on your path, to a true understanding of “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”

“Lord, let that please be us.  Don’t remove your hand of protection from us, Father please.  Lord forgive us our manifold sins.  In your great mercy bring us back to you.  Father I beg of you.  I plead of you.  In Jesus holy name.  Amen.”

This is what our heavenly Father wants to hear from us, straight from our hearts.  This is precisely why He admonishes us, in Joel chapter 2:15-18, that when we see the heathen hordes pouring in among us, we are to call a “solemn assembly” and turn to HIM in prayer.  As it’s written:

“Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. 

 

Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.”

 Daniel the prophet understood the crucial importance of national repentance.  In his stirring prayer to the Father, he stated:

Dan 9:4  And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

 

Dan 9:5  We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

 

Dan 9:6  Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

 

Dan 9:7  O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

 

Dan 9:8  O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

 

Dan 9:9  To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

 

Dan 9:10  Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

 

Dan 9:11  Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

 

Dan 9:12  And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.

 

Dan 9:13  As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

 

Dan 9:14  Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

 

Dan 9:15  And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.

 

Dan 9:16  O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

 

Dan 9:17  Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.

 

Dan 9:18  O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

 

Dan 9:19  O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

Again, that’s precisely what our heavenly Father is looking for, from each and every one of us.  And it hurts Him deeply when we substitute adoration for, and dependence upon, a flawed man-king in place of confession and repentance to Him, and a sincere call for His merciful intervention.

Everything has a time-limit on it, folks.  There’s a time to repent.  And then there comes a time when our heavenly Father won’t even listen to our repentance because we waited too long — waiting on a man-king to save us.

As it’s written:

Psa 118:9  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

 

Pro 29:25  The fear [i.e., reverence] of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

But what saith the Lord to those who want His day to arrive without doing things His way?  He says this:

Amo 5:18  Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

 

Amo 5:19  As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

 

Amo 5:20  Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

When we do things His way, the day of the Lord will be a day of blessing and reward to us.  When we do it our own way, via that seemingly eternal pursuit of a new man-king to save us rather than depending upon God, it will indeed be a day or “darkness, and not light.”  In other words, national and personal tragedy.

Oh, we’ll get through it all, alright.  But how many of us will be in good standing with the Lord when it’s finally over with?

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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The 10 Most Religious Countries in the World

According to an article in the US News & World Report, of the top 10 most religions countries in the world, eight are Muslim countries, and only two are not.  Not one of the western Christian nations is among this top 10.

The top 10, in order of those exhibiting the most religious fervor among their populations, are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • Iran
  • India
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Pakistan
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
  • Oman
  • Turkey

Of the countries on the list, only Israel and India are non-Muslim countries.  They rank as the second and fourth most religiously fervent countries.  The residents of Israel, of course, are largely of the Judaic faith (Judaism).  And the residents of India are largely of the Hindu faith.

Saudi Arabia turns out to be the #1 most religiously fervent country in the world.  After eliminating Israel and India, you have Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, Oman and Turkey, respectively – all of which are Muslim countries.

The US News & World Report article states:

“Data shows Islam is spreading, on track to surpass Christianity as the world’s biggest religion.

 

While the world’s population is projected to grow 32 percent in the next few decades, the number of Muslims is expected to increase by 70 percent – from 1.8 billion in 2015 to nearly 3 billion in 2060, a recent Pew Research Center report shows.”

In my most recent Bible study, Taking and Holding Ground:  a Gospel Message, I point out that much of the religious fervor of the Muslim world is based around the growing Islamic belief that the Mahdi (the prophesied redeemer of Islam) is soon coming to this earth along with his helpers to establish and rule over a worldwide Islamic Caliphate.

According to Islamic teaching, when this “Mahdi” arrives he expects to find Christianity in complete subjection to Islam.

This Muslim teaching is, in turn, catapulting religious fervor even among so-called “moderate” Islamics.  Thus, attendance at Muslim mosques has soared by a whopping 77% in recent years, while Christian church attendance has dropped to as little as 20%.

And this is largely because Christians no longer recognize, nor believe in, the conquest theology of the Bible, and particularly the profound conquest language of the gospel of the kingdom of God.

How Political Correctness Is Destroying Christianity

Indeed, Christians have for decades now been beaten over the head with the erroneous and thoroughly liberal “politically correct” notion that throughout history, Christian conquest was an evil act… people were somehow forced to convert to Christianity by the superior forces of Christianity…and that the concept of “manifest destiny” was used as a flimsy excuse to exploit, overthrow and even destroy entire non-Christian populations.

Quite the contrary, of course, Christians were ordered by Christ to go into the world and preach the gospel, not overthrow the world militarily and force subjection to Christ on it.  As it’s written:

Mar 16:15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

And in the course of obeying Christ’s mandate, from the very start to this very day, it has been Christians who have been brutally mistreated by the heathen, non-Christian populations of the world.  As St. Paul discussed of his own endeavors to preach the gospel to the known world of his time:

2Co 11:24  Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.

 

2Co 11:25  Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

 

2Co 11:26  In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

 

2Co 11:27  In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

 

2Co 11:28  Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

Christians were thrown into lion’s dens in the Roman coliseums.  They were beaten, beheaded, hung on crosses, and ran through with spears.  Their children were murdered before their very eyes.  They were hunted and killed for sport.

Yet still they carried forth the Gospel message of reconciliation with God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and offered it to the very people who were brutally working to destroy them.  As St. Paul would later write:

Col 1:23  If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

 

Col 1:24  Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

 

Col 1:25  Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;

 

Col 1:26  Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

 

Col 1:27  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

 

Col 1:28  Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

 

Col 1:29  Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

For centuries, Christians were much like St. Paul, boldly carrying forth the gospel message to the heathen nations that through the shed blood of Jesus they could be reconciled to the Father and escape the unnatural, slavish and oft-times bloody constraints of their own man-made religions.  They could be set free into the glorious light of Christ.

And gradually, as early Christians brought forth this message, usually under great tribulation, the world began to convert.  Christianity became the largest religion on the face of the earth, and the greatest force in the world for freedom.

Fat and Lazy

But Christians today have grown fat and lazy, and have retreated to the safety and comfort of their homes and churches rather than going forth to preach the gospel message to the heathen of this world.

Christians have fearfully caved in to the politically correct notion that says preaching the Gospel of Christ to the non-Christians of this world is some kind of breach of spiritual ethics…some kind of precursor to worldwide religious slavery…some kind of insult to collective conscience the rest of the world.

And as a result, the heathen religions – particularly the Islamic religion — have picked up the mantle of religious conquest and now utilize that mantle to once again brutalize and subjugate Christians.  Only not with preaching, but with brute, raw force and terror.

We saw it only a month ago, in March, when an Islamic terrorist attacked Britons near the House of Parliament, killing six and wounding some 50 others.

We saw it again today in the attacks in Paris, only a few days before the French presidential election, when an ISIS terrorist who had been jailed for 20 years for a previous gun attack on cops – but was released early — opened fire with an AK47 on the Champs-Elysees, killing and injuring police and French bystanders.

And we will continue to see it on a regular basis, throughout the western Christian nations, because “Christians” are no longer Christians.  You can’t be a Christian and fail to faithfully obey Christ’s crystal clear mandate to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Wherever a void appears, something else will sooner or later rush in to fill it.  And the Islamic world is rushing in to fill the void left by faithless Christians.

Take and Hold Ground

As Christians we are to both take and hold ground on behalf of our heavenly Father, through the preaching of the gospel message of Christ.  As it is written:

Jud 1:3  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

In the original Greek language, the phrase “earnestly contend for the faith” means to fight for the faith like a prizefighter defending his title.

But Christians, as a whole, no longer follow the above admonition from Christ’s half-brother, St. Jude, any more than they follow Christ’s admonition to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

As a result of this politically-correct rejection of the Christian conquest language of the Bible, the religion of Islam, which is based on a conquest theology of its own, is rapidly overtaking, and to a large extent overcoming, Christianity, both in worldwide growth as well as in global clout and influence. And they’re doing so through sheer brute force.  That which fills the void left by Christians is never going to be as benign as Christianity.  Never.

What’s the Solution?

The solution is quite simple: Christians need to re-educate themselves to the conquest theology of the gospel message of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. They need to get serious, for a change, about taking ground on behalf of our heavenly Father, through His Christ, and then holding that ground on His behalf until He comes. They need to get serious about earnestly contending for the faith.  Real Christians don’t give ground.  They take ground, through the preaching of the Gospel and the teaching of the Word of God.

If Christians in America fail to do so, we’ll soon end up like the Christians of western Europe, wading neck deep in a growing onslaught of 52 million hostile, anti-Christian heathen Islamic forces who seek nothing less than the complete overthrow and destruction of western Christendom, and the institution of Islamic law and Islamic supremacy over what was formerly Christian holy ground.

The bottom line is that believers in the Islamic religion are serious about the spread of their religion.  Can the same statement be made of Christians today?

If you haven’t done so already, here’s the link you can use to download a copy of Steve’s latest Bible study, Taking and Holding Ground:  a Gospel Message.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Career Comes To a Swift End Amid Growing Sexual Harassment Claims

File this news article away under the “God will not be mocked” category.  According to the article, Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly has lost his job with Fox News over “a string of sexual harassment complaints against him.”

For those who are unaware, O’Reilly is the Fox News commentator who wrote the book “Killing Christ” in which he spent a significant portion of time in the book exonerating the Jewish Pharisees from Christ’s death and blaming it on Pontius Pilate, in complete contradiction to the Scriptures:

1Th 2:14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:

1Th 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

1Th 2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

In other words, O’Reilly chose to contradict God’s Word, as a means of appeasing his Judaic employers.  But now, those he cow-towed to for the sake of mammon, have used his flesh weaknesses against him, casting him aside like a used condom.

You’d have thought O’Reilly would have learned his lesson when he wrote the book, “Pinheads and Patriots,” and afterwards tried to placate the liberals by announcing on his Fox News segment that he considered Obama to be a “patriot.” The liberals, of course, continued to excoriate him.

You can’t placate the Christ-hating enemy.  And contradicting God’s Word in order to do so only magnifies the severity of the inevitable end.

The job of God’s faithful servants is to “keep” God’s Word.  And the New Testament Greek word most often translated “keep” (in relation to keeping God’s Word) is Strong’s 5083, tereo, which means “to guard from loss or injury by keeping the eye upon it.”

G5083

 

τηρέω

 

tēreō

 

tay-reh’-o

 

From τηρός teros (a watch; perhaps akin to G2334); to guard (from loss or injury, properly by keeping the eye upon.

It’s the Greek equivalent to the Hebrew word shamar (Strong’s 8104) which is first used in Genesis 2:15 and has virtually the identical meaning to tereo, i.e., “to hedge about” or to “guard, protect, attend to, observe, watch over.”

In other words, Christians are to keep God’s Word by watching over it with open eyes and guarding it from loss or injury.  It means, in essence, to preserve the Word of God unmarred by guarding it with open eyes.  We’re not to attempt to change it.  We don’t take anything out of it.  Nor do we add anything to it.  We simply teach it as it’s written. O’Reilly was simply ill-equipped for the task.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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What Will Happen When Islam Takes Over Britain?

The short video at this link features Pat Robertson of the 700 Club lamenting the fact that Islam is rapidly taking over Britain.  If you watch the video, at the end, you can see the clear look of pained exasperation on his face and hear it in his voice, as well.

In response to a question from his co-host, who asks if there’s a plan in place for the British to reverse the Islamic tide, Robertson states, “Well, the British have lost their faith in Christianity.  And they’re wide open for anything to come in.”  And that’s true, in the sense that when you give something up, a void will form.  And since nature abhors a void, something will always come to fill that void.

Indeed, only a few short weeks back, militant Islamics marched boldly and loudly in front of Buckingham Palace calling publicly for Queen Elizabeth to convert to Islam, or step aside.  They claim they will not rest until Buckingham Palace (and eventually the White House in the USA) are turned into Islamic mosques.

What are the Brits doing about it?  Nothing.  Political correctness has paralyzed them.  Multiculturalism has overwhelmed them.  The Christian population of the nation cries out in despair.  But the government, ham-strung by the promotion of secular humanism and multiculturalism for the past two decades, does nothing.

You saw the news last week in which an Islamic terrorist used a van to mow down innocent Britons right in front of the British Parliament.  The attacker then leapt out and began stabbing people, including stabbing a British police officer to death.  Five people died.  Fifty were injured and many of them might yet die of their wounds.  The terror suspect was finally shot by the British equivalent of a secret service agent.

As the stabbed British police officer lay dying amid other dying Britons, his last drops of blood pouring out onto the sidewalk, British emergency responders went first to try to save the life of the Islamic terrorist.   That’s what unfettered multiculturalism gets you.  The authorities are so afraid of appearing to be “Islamaphobic” that they actually tried to save the enemy before saving their own.

The police officer died of his wounds.  The Islamic terrorist died, as well.  But one cannot help wonder if the police officer could have been saved if the attention of the emergency responders wasn’t on saving the Islamic attacker.

This is why I go to such great lengths to document, in my brand new Bible study, “Taking and Holding Ground: a Gospel Message,” the fact that the Christian religion today is in such steep decline largely because it has rejected the conquest theology of the Bible and of the Gospel message itself, and has replaced that conquest theology with politically correct doctrine of submission, retreat and surrender.

As a result, Christendom has allowed the militant heathen to come pouring into our Christian nations, demanding that we change our ways to suit them.  Christianity will NOT recover from this onslaught until we once again take up the mantle of spiritual conquest through the gospel message, and carry it forth as the Christians of old once did — yes, even as Christ Jesus Himself once did.

If you’ve not done so already, I urge you to click the link to the Bible study, below.  It will download to your computer as a PDF file.  You can then save it to your computer and read it on your screen.  Or you can print it out and read it at your leisure.  If you want to know the Biblical solution is to the Islamic onslaught against Christendom, this study explains verse-by-verse from the Bible what Christians MUST now do.

Our utter failure in the final days of this flesh earth age to take and hold spiritual ground on behalf of the Lord, through the bold preaching of the Gospel message, is costing us dearly.  The Bible provides the answer.  The question is, will we listen in time?

Download and read Taking and Holding Ground: a Gospel Message to learn more about what God’s Word says on this critical issue.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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The All Seeing Eye of Horus During the 911 Memorial Service at Ground Zero

At this link you’ll find an older video I somehow missed, showing the “all-seeing eye of Horus” being purposely formed at the Ground Zero memorial service in New York City five years ago.

It’s only 48 seconds, so take a minute to watch it.  It’s another example demonstrating the decidedly occult nature of our political system, and the fact that our political leaders are deeply into the occult, and publicly give honor to their false gods — who are the fallen angels of Satan — right in front of our faces.

And for the most part, we don’t even “see” it and realize what it means.   Nor do we notice that no significant honor to the Lord Jesus Christ is ever given at these ceremonies.

Our heavenly Father has clearly stated that the making of such symbols and idols are strictly forbidden, and are the trigger of His great wrath to come.  As it’s written:

Exo 20:1  And God spake all these words, saying,

 

Exo 20:2  I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

 

Exo 20:3  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

 

Exo 20:4  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

 

Exo 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Father has warned us many, many times not to allow such things to happen among our people.  As it’s further written:

Deu 4:23  Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

 

Deu 4:24  For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Forming the all-seeing eye of Horus at a 9-11 Ground Zero memorial service is clearly a blatant affront to the 3,000 American victims of the 9-11 attacks on our country.  And this affront is being conducted by our own leaders.

More importantly, however, it constitutes absolute blasphemy against our heavenly Father and His Anointed Savior, which is why, in Isaiah 52:5 our heavenly Father says, “…and my name every day is continually blasphemed.”

When our leaders say the word “god,” they mean someone completely different than we do.  With rare exception, they are not speaking of our heavenly Father, nor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  They are speaking of the god of their secret societies, their so-called “grand architect of the universe,” in his many guises, to whom they have pledged all people will ultimately bow.

It is also why we learn, in Revelation 16:9, that when Satan and his fallen angels arrive to this earth with their phony travelling salvation show, even as God’s plagues are poured out upon the leaders and people they will continue to blaspheme his name.  That’s how spiritually wrapped up there are into their false gods.  As it’s written:

Rev 16:9  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

 

Rev 16:10  And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

 

Rev 16:11  And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

So, if you think it’s bad now, wait until you see how bad it gets when the little gods they worship in their occult rituals (i.e., who are in reality ancient manifestations of Satan and his fallen angels, i.e., the so-called “gods of old,” which is to say, the gods of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc.) finally arrive to this earth and begin waxing powerful and performing what appear to be miracles in the sight of men.

The prophet Daniel said it right, in Daniel chapter 9:

Dan 9:8  O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

But our leaders apparently think the Lord doesn’t notice any of this, because He has yet to act against their ongoing blasphemies.  Yet as the prophet Jeremiah reminded the leaders and people of Judah after they were taken prisoner into the Babylonian captivity and Jerusalem was utterly desecrated and destroyed, our heavenly Father does not forget their blasphemies and idolatries.  He does not turn a blind eye to them, as they do to Him.   And when His ire builds up to the breaking point, He will indeed release His wrath upon those who worship false gods.  As it’s written of their idolatries, and the ultimate result of those idolatries once our heavenly Father’s wrath has reached the boiling point:

Jer 44:21  The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the LORD remember them, and came it not into his mind?

 

Jer 44:22  So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.

The day is soon coming when our heavenly Father is going to correct all of this, just as He did when He sent Judah into Babylonian captivity as a direct result of their blatant idolatry and blasphemy against Him.  Our heavenly Father has warned them all, in the great Psalm 2, which is one of my favorite Psalms indeed:

Psa 2:1  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

 

Psa 2:2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

 

Psa 2:3  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

 

Psa 2:4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

 

Psa 2:5  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

 And indeed He will “speak to them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure.  Our heavenly Father ends that great Psalm with a grave warning to our leaders:

Psa 2:10  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

 

Psa 2:11  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

 

Psa 2:12  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Remain blessed, dear ones, by sticking with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  You don’t want to “perish from the way” with those who blatantly blaspheme our heavenly Father on behalf of Satan and his fallen angels.

Unfortunately, our leaders are largely under the spell of those fallen ones, and have been for a long time.  If you still don’t believe it, check out the photos in the article at the following link from the Opening and Closing ceremonies from the 2012 Olympics, in which occult rituals were performed in public, and occult symbolism such as the ancient occult Phoenix rising from the flames dominated the ceremonies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want more? Check out the “Oculus” artwork project, which was placed directly underneath the World Trade Center in 1998, and was undamaged by the 9-11 attacks on that center:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to vigilantcitizen.com, “The centerpiece of the work is an elliptical glass and stone mosaic floor, with a micro mosaic eye at the center of an ultramarine vortex with the image of the City of New York woven into the picture. This All-Seeing Eye, placed right under the actual Ground Zero sends shockwaves around the world. Those of you who know the myth of the eye of Horus, where Osiris experiences rebirth in the underworld, will surely find it interesting that this eye is located below ground level…in the ‘underworld’.”

And Yes, Virginia, There’s Even More

What’s more, in a previous email from last year, I pointed out how a blatant occult ritual was used to open Europe’s largest train tunnel, with many of Europe’s leading political leaders sitting approvingly in their box office seats in the audience.   Here’s the link if you’d like to read about it and see the images:  Occult Ritual Opens Europe’s Largest Train Tunnel in Front of Europe’s Leaders

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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London Has 423 New Mosques and 500 Closed Christian Churches

According to this news article, Christian Britain is rapidly losing ground to the Islamics.  The capital city of London is now routinely referred to as “Londonistan.”  As the article at the above link points out:

  • Some 500 Christians churches have been closed throughout London, England, alone, while some 423 Islamic mosques have been opened.
  • The Hyatt United Church was bought by the Egyptian community to be converted to a mosque.
  • St Peter’s Church has been converted into the Madina Mosque.
  • The Brick Lane Mosque was built on a former Methodist church.
  • London is now… “a cultural, demographic and religious hybrid in which Christianity declines and Islam advances.”
  • Not only buildings are converted, but also people. The number of converts to Islam has doubled; often they embrace radical Islam, as with Kalid Masood, the terrorist who struck Westminster.
  • “British personalities keep opening the door to introducing Islamic sharia law. One of the leading British judges, Sir James Munby, said that Christianity no longer influences the courts and these must be multicultural, which means more Islamic.”
  • “Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and Chief Justice Lord Phillips, also suggested that the English law should “incorporate” elements of sharia law.”
  • British universities are also advancing Islamic law. Indeed, “At the Queen Mary University of London, women have had to use a separate entrance than men, and were forced to sit in a room without being able to ask questions or raise their hands, just as in Riyadh or Tehran.”
  • Between 2012 and 2014, the proportion of Britons who identify themselves as Anglicans (i.e., members of the Anglican church) fell from 21% to 17%, a decrease of 1.7 million people, while the number of Muslims has grown by almost a million.
  • Christian churchgoers are declining at a rate that within a generation, their number will be three times lower than that of Muslims who go regularly to mosque on Friday.

What’s happening?  It’s simple:  Due to political correctness, Christians have rejected the conquest theology of the Bible – which is to say, the idea that the Gospel message must be preached to all people throughout the world, until the world itself becomes Christian.

Worse yet, Christians have replaced the conquest theology of the Bible with the politically correct theology of surrender.

Christians are not only failing to take more ground, they’re rapidly giving up ground to the earthly forces of Satan himself, which is to say the false religions of the world such as Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and many other non-Christians “isms” such as socialism, communism, humanism, Darwinism, etc.

Our Lord and Savior gave one last direct command when He visited the disciples after His resurrection.  Here’s what He said:

Mar 16:15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

He told us to go forth and conquer the world, using the Gospel message as our conversion tool.  What’s more, He said that He’d already done the conquering for us when He rose from the dead, and that now all we had to do was march forward with His Word – His Gospel message — and that conquest would become reality.  As it’s written:

John 16:33  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

The word “overcome” in the above verse is translated from the Greek word nikao, meaning “to conquer,” “to hold the victory over.”

For centuries our Christian forefathers faithfully and with great fervor and vigor did as our Lord and Savior commanded.  They marched forth from that tiny spot in the Middle East called Israel, and took the Gospel message to the world, making Christianity the largest and fastest-growing religion on the face of the earth, and bringing the blessings of God, through Christ, to hundreds of millions of people.

Unfortunately, today, because of political correctness, Christians no longer do so.  They’ve retreated behind church walls, publicly silencing themselves, and instead of working to fulfill the great commission which was commanded by Christ Jesus Himself, they’ve substituted church bake sales, sing-a-longs, Christmas plays and Easter egg hunts on church lawns.

As a direct result of this profound dereliction of Christian duty, the Islamics are conquering Christian ground right and left throughout what was once known as western Christendom.

So what do Christians need to do in order to stem the rising tide of Islamic conquest?

They need to hoist back up the banner of the Gospel message and start carrying it forth once again, with all of the fervor and vigor of Christ and His disciples, and virtually all of our Christian forefathers.

Christians need to re-introduce themselves to what it means when the Scripture says that at Christ’s resurrection, when He entered the heavens, He “spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it,” which is to say, He conquered the false gods of the heavens (i.e., Satan and his fallen angels) and then turned that conquest over to us to fulfill on this earth.

If you’d like to learn more about the conquest theology of the Bible and how it applies to your life as a Christian, see my new Bible study, “Taking and Holding Ground:  a Gospel Message.”

The study documents from Scripture the fact that the gospel message is a message of both spiritual conquest and spiritual reconciliation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

It further documents that the Christian religion is in decline largely because it has rejected the conquest theology of the Bible, and of the gospel message itself, and has replaced it with politically correct doctrine of retreat and surrender.

As a result, Christendom has allowed the militant heathen to come pouring in to our Christian nations demanding that we change our ways to suit them.  Christianity will NOT recover from this onslaught until they once again take up the mantle of spiritual conquest through the gospel message, and carry it forth as the Christians of old once did.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Purim, Esther and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

Yesterday was the “Jewish” holiday of Purim — a day in which religious Jews dress up in costumes, become uproariously drunken, and play out their fantasies of superiority above all people.

The article at this link, by Michael Hoffman, author of the book, Judaism Discovered, goes into some interesting detail about the true (and sordid) meaning of Purim — a holiday justifying murderous “Jewish” ethnic cleansing and ongoing persecution against their perceived enemies.

The holiday of Purim is inspired in large part by the book of Esther, which is the only book in the Bible that’s completely fictitious.  For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, the book of Esther represents, by way of analogy, the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” walking in the midst of the garden of God.

In other words, the garden of God is symbolic of His Word, and it contains the Tree of Life (i.e., Christ Jesus).  God’s Word is the lush, green and fruitful “garden” that provides our spiritual sustenance.  It contains the “fruit” we’re allowed to eat and the “leaves” we’re allowed to use for spiritual medicine/healing.  Each book of the Bible is a “branch” of the Tree of Life.  Each page of the Bible is a “leaf” on that tree.  And each doctrine on those pages represents the spiritual “fruit” we’re to partake of.

But just as the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (i.e., the head of the family tree of Satan) walked within the very midst of the Garden of Eden in chapter 3 of the great book of Genesis, so within God’s Word itself — in the form of the fictitious book of Esther — we see that very same false one, in all of his deceptive capacity.

And just as he held out his hand to mother Eve and offered a deceptive and seductive story-line, so he’s still holding out his hand — to us —  through the fictitious book of Esther, offering his false doctrine/forbidden fruit, which is to say, his seductive story-line.

And if you partake of that seductive story-line, which is to say, if you believe the story in that fictitious book of Esther, as mother Eve believed the fictitious story the serpent told her in the garden of Eden in Genesis chapter 3, you end up unwittingly aligned (or “coupled”) with your Father’s enemies, the Kenite false Jews of Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, just as Eve ended up coupled with Satan.

And in the process of being deceived by the seductive story-line in that fictitious book of Esther, you can end up bearing fruit for God’s enemies, just as Eve ended up unwittingly bore “fruit” for him in the form of Cain, the first Kenite.

In reality, the book of Esther was never part of the Bible.  But God allowed the book of Esther to become part of the Bible (at the Council of Trent) specifically to show His elect — that’s you, beloved — how the enemy sneaks in subtly, clandestinely, and hides himself right within our midst under false identity, purveying poisonous spiritual doctrine to us as if it were part of the doctrine of God.

The spiritual doctrine taught in the book of Esther is, essentially, the “evil” in the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”  Satan and his Kenite children continually offer to us that mixture of truth (i.e., the doctrines of God’s Word) with the big lie (i.e., the doctrines of that fictitious book of Esther).  And that big lie is located right in the midst of the Word of God itself, just as Satan (in his role as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) was located right in the midst of the Garden of Eden.

Our heavenly Father has allowed this fictitious and poisonous book to be within the very midst of His written Word, so we can “see” it and better understand Satan’s deceptive mode of operation.

It’s what I like to call a “Satan sandwich,” i.e., you have two nice big slices of white bread on the outside, but hidden within those two good and thoroughly edible slices of bread is a thin piece of rotten pork.  If you don’t know enough to open the sandwich and remove the pork, you unwittingly end up eating that pork along with the good bread, just as Eve unwittingly ended up partaking of the poisonous doctrine of Satan himself, thinking she was partaking of God’s Word.

It’s important to note that the name “Esther,” which means “a star,” is derived from the Babylonian term Ishtar, meaning “hidden” or “hidden one.”  And I’m sure you already know which people and nation on this earth today use a great big six-pointed star as their national symbol, and have Satan’s children hidden within.

What’s more, it’s equally important to note that the names “Esther” and “Ishtar” are the root words of the English word Easter, the non-Christian holiday that was cleverly snuck into Christianity to replace the Passover and thus negate Christ’s role as the Passover Lamb, substituting filthy pagan fertility symbols of rabbits and eggs in place of that sacrificial Lamb of God.

Check out Hoffman’s article on Purim at the link above.  But more importantly, if you want to know more about the book of Esther and how the bloody holiday of Purim evolved from it through the Kenites during their time in Babylonian exile, be sure to get a copy of Pastor Arnold Murray’s taped study on the book of Esther, which is available in CD format from The Shepherd’s Chapel at 1-800-643-4645 (tape #30124).  It’s eye-opening, indeed.  And if you’re not already aware of all of this, you’ll never look at that book the same way, again.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Thoroughly Old Fashioned Christmas Music

I hope ya’ll enjoy the old-fashioned Christmas music I’ve YouTube posted links to below; this is music from back in the day when it wasn’t “politically incorrect” to openly and publicly praise our Lord and Savior.

As you can see, I lean just a little bit to the country side. But there are some real oldies on there, going all of the way back to Andy Williams and Bing Crosby.  So yes, I’m dating myself a bit, as well. But I like the older versions of the Christmas classics, back when they actually put feeling and spirit into the music.

And yes, for the purists among you, I know that Christ was not born in December, but instead, conceived on Christmas day and born nine months later during the Feast of Tabernacles. But the music still brings tears to my eyes whenever I hear it. And it takes me back to a time when this country largely embraced the Lord without hesitation or reservation.

May the Lord bless and keep you, and I hope the music inspires you as much as it does me.

Happy Conception Day/Merry Christmas, everyone! God bless and keep you, and may 2017 be a better year for all of us.  And please never forget the reason for the season — our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Mary, Did You Know? (Kenny Rogers/Wynonna Judd)

Mary’s Boy Child (Jim Reeves)

Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Johnny Cash)

O, Holy Night (Reba McEntire)

O Come All Ye Faithful (Nat King Cole)

What Child is This (Martina McBride)

O Christmas Tree (Mario Lanza)

Angels We Have Heard on High (Londonderry Singers)

Silent Night (Johnny Cash)

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Bing Crosby)

Good King Wenceslas (Bing Crosby)

We Three Kings (Dolly Parton)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Bing Crosby)

O Little Town of Bethlehem (Elvis Presley)

Go Tell It On the Mountain (Anne Murray)

The Little Drummer Boy (Johnny Cash)

Joy to the World (Bing Crosby)

The First Noel (Kenny Rogers)

Away in a Manger (Alan Jackson)

Do You Hear What I Hear? (Andy Williams)

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Should Christians Bother to Vote When Both Sides Are Controlled by the Enemy?

An argument erupted on Facebook over the last few days about whether or not Christians should even bother to vote, knowing that both political parties are controlled by the Kenites and indeed, that the entire political system is controlled by the Kenites.

My argument, in response, is that both sides of the system have always been controlled by the Kenites, and that there have only rarely been times in world history —  since Cain left the Garden of Eden and began constructing cities — when this wasn’t so (for documentation, see my previous Bible study, Builder of Cities).

Yet in spite of almost universal Kenite control, we as God’s faithful servants still have an obligation to vote and to participate in the system.  Why?  For the explicit purpose of helping mitigate the damage the system would otherwise do to God’s Christian people if we failed to participate.  And also, perhaps even more importantly, to help make sure God’s Word can continue to go forth unhindered to the greatest degree possible.

Is there a time faithful Christians should indeed pull out of the system?  Yes, there certainly is.  And thankfully, that time is soon coming.  I’ll discuss that below as I unwind my argument for voting in the upcoming elections and for Christian participation in the Kenite political system we have in place today:

First, I have to admit that in my old age, I do indeed have a very hard time even remotely participating in this system any longer, considering the fact that both sides — Republican and Democrat alike, and everything in between — are controlled by the enemies of Christ, the Kenites.

In reality, I just want to be left alone. I’d mind my own business and go on about my life, if the system would let me.  But those who control the system won’t let me. They keep passing more and more laws that directly impact my Christian life – and yours, as well — in a decidedly negative manner, whether we’re participating in the system or not.

So I do vote and I do participate in the system (albeit, to the most limited degree possible), for the express purpose of trying to at least curb some of the damage these ungodly workers of wickedness are doing.

And yes, there’s definitely a point I’ll pull out of the system completely, and that’s when Satan arrives. More on that in just a moment…

Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

At 62 years old, I think about pulling out of the system now, more so than I ever have in my entire adult life.

But then I think about Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, each of whom worked in high positions within the Babylonian government — the very Biblical type of Satan’s world system.  And when I think about that, all of my arguments against participating in today’s Kenite-controlled system go out the window.

Daniel, for example, took advantage of his post within the Babylonian system — he was actually a tax collector for the system, when you examine the Scriptures closely — to try to influence Nebuchadnezzar to treat the children of Judah better. And if you know your Bible well enough, you also know Daniel and his companions often stood firm in their faith within the system, and at dire threat to their own lives.

So I participate in today’s Kenite system for much the same purpose, which is to say, I vote for the people who claim they’re willing to do the least damage to individual rights, and who are most likely (to the best I can tell beforehand) to stand up for people’s rights as the people’s representatives.

That way, the Word of God can continue to go forth as unhindered as possible, and more people can receive it.  If Christians were to pull out of the system now, before Satan even gets here, how could God’s Word go forth?  It would be outlawed virtually immediately because there would be no Christian opposition.

Do I have high hopes the politicians I end up voting for will accomplish their lofty promises?  Nope. I gave up on high hopes after Reagan. That’s what makes the current situation so gut-wrenching. But I honestly do think God expects us to continue to contend for the faith (Jude 1:3), particularly when the faith is under attack by the powers-that-be. And we can’t follow that Biblical admonition to contend for the faith if we’re not participating in the system at least to some extent.

That’s why I’ll vote for the candidate most likely to protect my rights to teach God’s Word, as well as to protect my individual rights under the U.S. Constitution.

Of course, we all know Satan is well beyond our influence.  So when he gets here all bets are off and I’ll be looking forward (and am preparing now) to pull completely out of the system.

Why then?

Because Biblically speaking, I cannot justify participating with him or his system at all, in any manner. I will not take the “mark of the beast” (which, as you know, involves working hand-and-mind in his system and on his behalf). Satan in his role as the false Messiah will demand we pledge our fealty to him, hand and mind, in order to enjoy the benefits of his system. And I cannot and will not do so.  That’s because I have pledged my fealty to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the One who sent us to this earth in the first place, to help in his great plan to save His children.

So between now and the time Satan arrives to this earth, I’m going to put up what fight I can on behalf of His Word.  And I’m going to vote for the candidates most likely to uphold my rights to do so.

And that requires being part of the system (at least to a limited extent) and utilizing that system to the best of my ability – yes, in spite of the fact that the system has become so decidedly wicked that it almost hurts to be a part of it.

Nevertheless, we can’t at this point just pull out of the system and allow the wickedness to run rampant, crushing the bringing forth of God’s Word in the process.  There has to be Christian opposition within the system.

What Is “the System” Anyway? 

What really cracks me up is that the people arguing against Christians voting and arguing against people participating in the Kenite system, are doing so on Facebook.

Listen, if you don’t think Facebook is part of the Kenite “system” then you probably need to pull your head out of the sand and take a good long look around you.  I have two words for you:  Mark Zuckerberg.

Even just using the internet in general constitutes being part of the Kenite system.  In the Hebrew language, “www” is just the Hebrew transliterational equivalent of the letters “vav vav vav” which numerically correspond to “6+6+6” which adds up to 18, which in turn is the biblical number of captivity (with the Biblical number of the beast hidden within it).  Why do you think they call it the “world wide web”?

So my question is this:  When we say we’re no longer going to participate in the system at this point, because it’s Satanic, then how much of a purist should we be about it? Do we give up the internet, as well?  If not, WHY not?

Or do we do our best to use this modern means of communication – even though it’s fully a part of the Kenite system — to try to educate others to the truth of God’s Word and to help pull at least a few more of God’s children from the fire?  In my view, we use the Kenite’s own tools against them.  And that includes everything from the internet to television, to voting in their own political system.

If you really think about it, even much of the food you buy at the grocery store is marked with a tiny “K” on the labeling (standing for Kosher, which of course, means the food is fit for a Kenite “Jew” to eat). Yet we eat that very same food, even though that designation is government-enforced on behalf of Christ’s enemies. Maybe we should pull out of eating, as well?  But that would be silly, wouldn’t it?

What’s more, now they’re also trying to force food manufacturers to designate foods with an “H” (for Halal), meaning it’s fit for Muslims to eat.

Christians, of course, don’t get a food designation. That’s because, as you well know, we’re just considered “goy” (livestock) and told to eat what’s provided to us, and don’t complain about it — which is one reason why St. Paul quoted from that passage in Psalm 44:2 in saying “For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

It’s true.  We are “accounted as sheep for the slaughter” by the enemies of Christ.  And there’s not much we can do about it but firmly and faithfully stand our ground on His behalf within the very system the enemy has erected around us.

After all, God sent us here. But He didn’t send us here to pull out and hide.

Where Do We Draw The Line?

So where do we draw the line in participating or not participating in the Kenite system we now live in?

Television, for example, is part of the Kenite system — in fact, the Kenites shaped broadcasting from the very beginning and have controlled it from the very beginning (see the book, “An Empire of Their Own – How the Jews Invented Hollywood”)

Yet we all watch TV from time to time.  And we support Christian TV teaching ministries to help get the Word of God out to the masses. In other words, we use their own tools against them.

So why not voting, as well?

Yes, we know in advance the whole system is rigged against us. But we also know our Lord and Savior is fully in charge, and that He’s told us clearly that in our efforts to work on His behalf behind enemy lines to help save His children He’ll always be with us, and will prosper us in our work on His behalf.  As it’s written:

The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deut. 31:8) and also…

 

Fear not, for I Am with you; do not be dismayed, for I Am your God, I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

So I do my part, for now, and work within the system we’ve all been placed in.  I vote.  And I use every other tool at my disposal, as well – knowing they’re all controlled by the Kenites.  I use the tools this system provides in order to contend for the faith and keep God’s Word flowing forth.  I’m not afraid to use their own tools against them, on God’s behalf.

Indeed, God’s Word tells us, by example, to use the enemy’s own tools (i.e., their own sword) against them:

Psa 37:15  Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

 

2Ki 19:7  Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

 

Psa 37:15  Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

How fitting, is it not, that their own tools (i.e., sword) will ultimately be their undoing.  (To learn more about this, see my previous study, By Their Own Sword.)

But I do indeed look forward to pulling completely out of the system when the adversary arrives, as well as to standing up against him publicly, and if I’m so fortunate, to being delivered up to those trials described in Mark 13 and Luke 21 where the Lord Himself speaks through us and handles our promised deliverance.

As it’s written in both Mark 13:13 and Matthew 24:13, “…But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”

Yes, it’s a barely palatable situation at this point in time. I’d much rather just flee to some mountain top in northern Idaho, grow my own food, hunt, fish and drink water out of a creek, and only go into town from time to time for necessities like toilet paper.

I’ve never been one of those Christians who needs so-called “fellowship.” I get my fellowship with Him, directly, by reading and studying the Bible, and occasionally by communicating with other like-minded Christians. To be perfectly honest, I just don’t like most people I meet these days.  But, I always have to remind myself they’re the same people God put us on this earth, behind enemy lines, and within the enemy system, to help save.

Our heavenly Father wants His Word put in front of them.  So I do my part.  And for me, that requires participating in the system, as effectively as possible and making sure the Word of God can go forth until that time when our old adversary finally arrives.

Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego participated directly in the Babylonian government of their day. They even held high positions of power within that system.  Again, they participated without hesitation in order to help mitigate as much damage to God’s people as possible by the Babylonian government and system.   And that’s reason enough to vote, today, in my view.  We vote to help mitigate the damage.  We vote to help slow down the inevitable destruction of our rights to put God’s Word in front of as many people as possible while there’s still time.

I won’t work directly in the government at this point. Been there, done that. And it was decidedly awful. But I will do what I can to help mitigate the damage caused by our Kenite-controlled government, and to help keep God’s Word flowing forth, and that requires (for me) voting, even though I know I’m always voting for the lesser of the two evils.

But even “voting for the lesser of two evils” gives us a little bit more time to get God’s Word out before the adversary shows up.  Our job is to make sure no one can say, “But no one ever told me.”

Keep in mind that at His first advent our Lord and Savior worked behind enemy lines.  He paid taxes.  He obeyed the government laws of the land.  And He did so in order to make sure the Word of God could go forth relatively unhindered.

Nothing has changed.  We too were sent by God to work behind enemy lines.  And that requires participating in the enemy system, and yes, even using their own system against them in order to help save a few more of His wayward children through the bringing forth of His Word.

Get out and vote.  Buy some more time by voting for the candidate most likely to protect your rights.  And help carry forth God’s Word all the way up to the point at which the whole damned system collapses and our old adversary finally arrives.  Then we can (and must) pull out of the system, and take our stand against it and its dark ruler.

That’s my point of view on the matter, and I’m sticking to it.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Sanhedrin Appoints High Priest Claims Temple Service Could Begin Soon

I’ve received a lot of questions about the article at this link claiming the sacrifices on the Temple Mount could resume very soon, now that the so-called “Sanhedrin” has selected a high priest.

Another circulating news story tries to tie a supposed visit to Jerusalem by Pope Francis in with this story, as if there’s a conspiracy to complete the animal sacrifices at the same time the Pope holds mass in the city, uniting the two religions (Judaism and Christianity) in Jerusalem.

I don’t have much more to say on this than what I’ve already said in my previous short Bible study titled “Animal Sacrifice on the Temple Mount,” which you can download and read at this link:

The bottom line is that any animal sacrifice is a slap in the face to God, and more importantly, a purposeful denigration of His Savior Who became the once and for all times sacrifice for our sins, replacing all other sacrifices, when He gave His life for us on that cross at Calvary (Hebrews 10:7-12).

Heb 10:7  Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

 

Heb 10:8  Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

 

Heb 10:9  Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

 

Heb 10:10  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

 

Heb 10:11  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

 

Heb 10:12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

 

Heb 10:13  From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

 

Heb 10:14  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

It was God’s will that animal sacrifices be done away with. They merely pointed toward Christ Jesus, whose shed blood would provide the payment for the sins of “whomsoever will” accept Him as the Father’s appointed Savior.  So any animal sacrifice to God is sacrilegious and has been for the past 2,000 years. If a sacrifice is made, it’s made to Satan and not to God.

I’ve been following and reporting on the Temple Institute activities for 15 years or so, ever since they re-formed the so-called Sanhedrin.  But there’s been a lot of attention-getting sensationalism involved in the things they’ve done.  And a lot of it appears to have been designed to try to influence Israeli politics.

And this story seems to be more of the same.  (More on that in a moment.)

Of course, we should all watch, and keep our eyes and ears open.  But let’s not allow ourselves to get carried away by “Jewish” play-acting.

What’s weird to me is that the Temple Institute brags that their new “high priest” is a world renowned expert on the Biblical requirements for sacrificial service.  Yet the completed sacrificial altar the Temple Institute pictures on their internet site is clearly made of brick, which of course, violates God’s command that purely natural stones from the earth are supposed to be used, rather than anything man-made (Exodus 20:24-26).

Ex 20:24-26 — “An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.  Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.”

Here’s an example where the prophet Elijah built a sacrificial altar correctly:

1Ki 18:30-32 —  And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.”

So it’s pretty clear this so-called “new high priest” is not doing things Biblically, but instead, according to some tare tradition.

At any rate, that doesn’t really matter.  There’s lots of weird stuff going on right now — both here in the U.S., in Europe and in the Middle East — that we need to keep our eyes and ears open to, as watchmen of the Lord.  Yes, I believe many of these things are signs that the time of the antichrist is growing nearer.

But at this point, the “sacrifices on the Temple Mount” story above, combined with the “Pope in Jerusalem” story, appears to be nothing more than tare play-acting designed to try to force political hands in Israel into changing laws so that Jews can eventually worship on the Temple Mount where the Muslim Dome of the Rock Mosque is situated.  This of course, would ignite massive and violent protest from the Muslim community.  And probably war.

So if you want something concrete to watch for, watch for the Israeli government to publicly change the laws that currently prohibit Jews from holding worship services and sacrifices on the Temple Mount.  Such a change in laws would be a key sign the deadly wound is near, as that wound will no doubt take place at some point on that Temple Mount between the two opposing factions (i.e., Judaism and Islam).

Of course, the Temple Institute spokespeople are cryptically claiming that between September 4th and the end of September something amazing is going to happen, and that as a result of this amazing happenstance the Temple Mount sacrifices could begin at “any time now” — even in time for the Jewish Yom Kippur (October 11-12, 2016).

This kind of sensationalism seems to happen every September.  For example, if you remember, last September everybody got all excited when a tare pretending to have converted to Christianity was publishing sensationalistic books and making dramatic television appearances on Christian TV shows, claiming that a major “Shemitah” event was about to occur that would usher in years of famine resulting in millions of deaths and great destruction.

Of course, as I warned at that time in my Bible study titled Shemitah-Shemitah, it was fake; it all turned out to be a bunch of play-acting nonsense.   So yes, keep your eyes and ears open to what’s happening in Jerusalem.

As Pastor Arnold Murray of Shepherd’s Chapel always said, Jerusalem (and what takes place there) is the barometer of the end times.  But…don’t forget that the tares are play-actors first and foremost, and they love the attention they can generate from their sensationalism.  Above all things they love getting Christians all worked up over nothing.  And the internet gives them the ability to do so at record speed.

As late night TV comedian Craig Ferguson used to joke, sarcastically, with his head cocked to one side and one eyebrow raised to his hairline, “If it’s on the internet, you know it must be true.”

Knowing the modus operandi of the enemy allows us to more effectively teachagainst, and take a firm stand against, the “wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Occult Ritual Opens Europe’s Largest Train Tunnel in Front of Europe’s Leaders

According to this news article, the opening of the world’s largest train tunnel, the Gothard Base Tunnel, which runs through the Swiss Alps in Europe and took 17 years to complete, was inaugurated this month (June 2016).

The tunnel is a cited as a masterpiece of human ingenuity and technological achievement.  It’s also said to be “a symbol of European unification.”

In days now long past, such a monumental achievement would have been cause for rejoicing to God and celebratory praise of His name among the people of the western Christian nations.

Today, however, God is no longer in the picture.

Instead, the Opening Ceremony for the tunnel, which was “attended by Europe’s most powerful people” including numerous “European dignitaries” (i.e., German Chancellor Merkel, French President Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Renzi, etc.) consisted of a theatrical production of a bizarre occult ritual featuring a man dressed as a horned goat who appears to be leading a group of European workers and citizens into worshipping him (and later marrying him) as they pass through the tunnel and come outside under the gaze of a giant all-seeing eye on a huge digitalized screen.

The ritual includes what’s been described as a “demonic fallen angel” taking the appearance of a “baby-faced Lucifer”…a procession of men walking while holding up horned skulls …a procession of women dressed in white with small horns on their heads…three ghost-like apparitions floating in front of a digital screen featuring a gigantic all-seeing eye symbol…

…plus, what appears to be a “wedding” of subservient people in white veils to the horned goat-man…and a digitalized image of the goat man on the huge screen making decidedly evil faces while three Egyptian scarabs (i.e., dung beetles worshipped as sacred in ancient Egypt; symbolizing self-creation and re-birth) also fill the screen.

And that’s just the “Cliff notes” version of the contents of this massive occult theatrical ritual performed to celebrate the completion of the Gothard Base Tunnel in Europe.  You can see more of the ritual, including color photos and a video excerpt, along with some fascinating commentary, here.  (And the full ceremony can still be seen here.)

Interestingly, in ancient Egypt the scarab (i.e., dung beetle) featured in the ceremony, was commonly associated with the so-called “creator god” named Atum, who is also associated with the sun god Re (see here and here), and who was originally a serpent that sprang forth from Nun, the so-called “primordial waters” of timelessness (later associated with the goddess Sekhmet).

In Egyptian mythology, Nun, in turn “played a role in the destruction of mankind” (see here) for their failure to obey Re, the sun god (aka Atum, the ancient serpent).  And how was this destruction of mankind undertaken?  At Nun’s suggestion, Re, the sun god, called forth his Eye in the form of the goddess Sekhmet who travelled across Egypt killing all men.

In other words, the occult ritual celebrating the completion of the Gothard Base Tunnel – replete with a horned goat god, various spirits, a false kingdom wedding, Egyptian scarabs and the giant eye of Re — centered around ancient Egyptian gods connected with the death of mankind, and apparently, its subsequent rebirth (in modern times) under a horned goat-god.

The horned goat god, of course, in occult religions is known as Baphomet (among other names), often associated with the occult philosophies of the Knights Templar, the Freemasons and the Kaballah of the false Jews.

According to the French Kabbalist Eliphas Levi, the name “Templar Baphomet” is composed of three abbreviations: Tem. Ohp. AB., or “Templi omnium hominum pacts abbas,” meaning “the father of the temple of peace of all men.”

Others claim the name Baphomet comes from the Arabic word Abu fihama(t), meaning “the father of understanding.”  And Shonfield, one of the scholars who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls, claims that a Jewish cipher known as the Atbash cipher, when applied to the name Baphomet, transposes it into the Greek word Sophia, meaning knowledge (also a Greek goddess).  See more here.

Of course, Baphomet is representative of the devil, and the devil is Satan, that old serpent and great adversary of our God and His Christ (Revelation 12:9; Revelation 20:2).

There is much more that could be said, from an occult point-of-view, about the various characters and symbols in the occult theatrical ceremony celebrating the opening of Europe’s largest train tunnel.  But more important to Christians is the Biblical view — our heavenly Father’s view.  Let’s take a look at what God has to say in the great second Psalm:

Psa 2:1  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The nations rage tumultuously against God, as the people turn back to their empty (i.e., vain) idols and occult religious practices of old — often without understanding what they’re being led into by their own leaders.

Psa 2:2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

 

Psa 2:3  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

They no longer want the Lord Most High and His Christ to rule over them.  As the ancient Israelites in the wilderness longed to turn back to Egypt, so these modern-day “Israelites” of western Europe who once embraced Christianity with such fervor now also long to turn back to Egypt, which God in His Word characterizes as the “iron furnace” of both spiritual and physical servitude.

In other words, the governmental leaders of Europe are leading their Christian people to cast off their inheritance in Christ (Deut. 4:20) and look back to the spiritual and physical bondage of old for their salvation.

Psa 2:4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

God laughs at their efforts to scorn Him and cast aside his Sovereign rule.  Their day is coming.

Psa 2:5  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Our Father is long-suffering (II Peter 3:9).  But His patience has a limit (II Peter 3:10).  Considering what’s going on these days, I can only imagine that  He’s just about reached it.

Psa 2:6  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

 

Psa 2:7  I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

The only begotten Son of God is the way, the truth and the light. And there is no other.  Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Psa 2:8  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Our heavenly Father is giving to Christ the nations and their people (i.e., “heathen”).  And Christ will give them exactly what they deserve, upon His Second Advent.

Psa 2:9  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

Revelation chapter 18 describes in great detail the destruction of the nations and their vast global trading system (of which the new train tunnel is but a single aspect), at Christ’s Second Advent.  Revelation 2:27 summarizes it, succinctly, even quoting from this same Psalm.  As it’s written, so it will come to pass.

Psa 2:10  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

This is God’s warning to the great kings of the earth.  They won’t listen, of course.  But He always sends forth His Word of warning first, before carrying it out.

Psa 2:11  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

 

Psa 2:12  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Keep your trust in the Lord, beloved.  While the world is going to hell in a hand basket, even to the point of blasphemously worshipping the ancient gods of Egypt again in place of our heavenly Father, it’s the Lord’s “little flock” who will inherit all things in Christ for remaining faithful to Him in the face of such gross apostasy.  As it’s written:

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

And as it’s also written:

Heb 10:35  Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

 

Heb 10:36  For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

 

Heb 10:37  For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

 

Heb 10:38  Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

 

Heb 10:39  But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

It’s the “little flock” that remains faithfully in Christ’s camp who will be rewarded with salvation.  They don’t follow the masses who are being herded by their governmental and religious leaders onto the road to perdition.

Stay on the strait way that leads back to the eternal family household of God.  Don’t be drawn off by the mass apostasy now beginning to play out on the world scene, right before your very eyes.  The way back into the kingdom of God is through Christ Jesus, and Christ Jesus alone.  Christ is the Living Word.  And all of the rest is just…theater.  Occult theater.  But theater, nonetheless.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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“Communist crucifix” given to Pope by Bolivian president Evo Morales

Steve’s comments:  On the Pope’s visit to Bolivia this week, Bolivian president Evo Morales – a Marxist communist – gave as a gift to the Pope a carved hammer and sickle with an image of Jesus hanging from the hammer.

The hammer and sickle, of course, is the symbol of international communism. And the gift, which the Pope accepted, has caused outrage among Christians.

Since that time the Vatican has officially been back-tracking on the issue, claiming that the carving had no political significance, but instead, was a symbol of “open dialogue” between Bolivia and the Vatican.

Of course, that’s the lamest imaginable excuse. But the Associated Press, in the news article below, not only goes along with the flimsy excuse, but romantically expounds upon it, describing the “crucifix” as having been designed by a Jesuit priest named Luis Espinal who “worked for social justice in Bolivia during a period of instability that preceded a right-wing dictatorship known for human rights abuses.”

Astonishingly, there’s not one mention of the fact that fellow Jesuits have described Espinal as a Marxist priest who was “part of the iconography of the left in Bolivia.” Indeed, according to the Jesuit-run news service Agencia de Noticias Fides, “Espinal was of the left…[He] “gave a lot of importance to the dialogue between Marxists and Christians.”

In other words, the Jesuit maker of the “communist crucifix” was a leftist Marxist who worked to blend Christianity with communism.

According to the Huffington Post, Espinal was an early leader in the movement known as Liberation Theology in which Christ Jesus is portrayed as a communist liberator of the poor standing up against their rich oppressors (i.e., meaning the west, of course, as purveyors of capitalism).

Liberation Theology essentially was designed by communists as a means of infiltrating Christianity throughout Latin America, turning the Gospel of Jesus Christ into a call for armed revolution against the so-called “oppressors of the poor.”

Of course, no mention is ever made by Liberation Theologists (such as the communist crucifix designer, Espinal), that communism’s founders actually disdained the poor, haughtily and derisively referring to them as the “Lumpen proletariat,” which means the unskilled working people of dubious benefit to society.

And no mention whatsoever is made by Liberation Theologists (such as the communist crucifix designer, Espinal) that well over 100 million of the world’s poor have been led to the slaughter under the banner of the hammer and sickle since its inception in 1917 under the communist founders in Russia.

In reality, giving the “communist crucifix” to the Pope is essentially the equivalent of having a Nazi sympathizer give the Pope an image of Christ Jesus hanging from a swastika. Under any other Pope, the gift would have been considered to be offensive, not to mention blasphemous to God Almighty and our Lord Jesus Christ.

But under Pope Francis, it is merely a symbol of “open dialogue.” But “open dialogue” between who, you might well ask?

Liberation Theology, from its inception, was designed to corrupt Christianity by blending it with cultural Marxism in order to make the infiltration of communism easier to achieve throughout Latin America, and afterwards, throughout the world.

As a blend between Christianity and socialistic humanism, it was, of course, in direct violation of God’s Word, which tells Christians to not become entangled with the unbelievers (such as communists and their humanist followers) but to instead remain separate from them, or risk separation from God as a result. As it is written:

2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

 

2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

 

2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

 

2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Catholic theologians, of course, eager to help staunch the fallout from the Pope’s acceptance of the gift, rushed to claim that “there is no church legislation that addresses whether Christian imagery is sacrilegious since Christian art is often portrayed in a variety of ways.”

In other words, they’re pleading innocent through ignorance, essentially admitting they don’t know the difference between Christian art and outright blasphemy against God.

So-called “moral theologian” Robert Gahl, of Rome’s Pontifical Holy Cross University in Rome, also stepped into the fray, stating that the intent of the gift to the Pope had to be taken into account, and that the intent was “…to indicate potential for dialogue and even synergy” between the communist leader and the Pope.

Gahl went on to emphasize that such symbols need to be seen from “the perspective of universal love, redemption and even Christ’s triumph over evil.”

Yeah, right. And the sacrilegious so-called “Piss Christ” image that stirred such worldwide ire among Christians in the late 1980s (back when Christians still had at least a little bit of backbone and understanding of what constitutes blasphemy against our heavenly Father and His Son) would probably today be interpreted by apostate priests like Gahl a sign of mankind’s struggle against urinary tract infections.

What sayeth our heavenly Father about such blasphemy, and its true effect on His wayward children? As it is written:

Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

And as it is again written:

Isa 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

And as it is written once more:

Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

 

Hos 4:7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

And what does His Word say about the religious leaders who lead His people astray with such blasphemy and deception?

Jer 5:30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;

 

Jer 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

And as it is written once more, of the final end of the false priests and false prophets of this world:

Eze 22:25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.

 

Eze 22:26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

 

Eze 22:27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

 

Eze 22:28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

 

Eze 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

 

Eze 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

 

Eze 22:31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

As it was in Ezekiel’s time, so it will be again as Christ’s Second Advent draws nearer and nearer.

You are this very day watching the initial work of the great whore of Revelation chapter 12 turning this world into the “scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns” which our Lord and Savior warned of.  In other words, communism is being ushered in, under the banner of global religion.

And as this great work is accomplished – manipulated from behind the scenes by the children of our old adversary the devil — the arrival of that old adversary draws closer and closer.

So be fully prepared, Christians, both mentally and spiritually. For it appears it will not be much longer before the great red dragon comes to take this germinating world system to wife, after it suffers the deadly wound to one of its heads, which he will heal upon his arrival.

As it is written:

Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

 

Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

 

Rev 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

 

Rev 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

 

Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

 

Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

 

Rev 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

 

Rev 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Be patient. Be faithful. We are coming up soon on the time described in the above verses. The signs are all around us – especially when the head of the world’s largest Christian denomination accepts a “communist crucifix” in the “spirit of open dialogue” with the enemies of his own professed God.

The great apostasy is upon us. And that apostasy will continue to grow and spread until that “man of sin, the son of perdition” we know as the antichrist arrives to seat himself in Jerusalem, proclaiming himself to be “God.”

And then the whole world – well primed through the deception of religious humanism – will fall away to him, thinking him to be the “Savior” of this world.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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Vatican Appointee Says Gay Sex Can Express Christ’s Self-Gift

According to this article, the Pope has appointed an “outspoken proponent of homosexuality” as a “consultor for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.”

Have you ever seen things move so quickly?

Even ten years ago, would you have ever guessed that so many countries would fall to the so-called “gay agenda”?  Would you have guessed that so many Christian denominations would fall away from God’s Word in deference to the homosexual agenda, as well?

Even the vast majority of states in the United States now allow it.  And later this summer, the Supreme Court will most likely rule that same-sex marriage is a federal “Constitutional right” as well.

Our heavenly Father is giving us a stark preview of what Satan’s flood of lies is going to be like when he arrives to this old earth in his role as the counterfeit messiah.  And why?  Because when that old deceiver and defiler arrives, “he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Rev. 12:12), and thus he will act with great speed and alacrity in accomplishing his goals.

But even now, as the Scripture tells us, “the mystery of iniquity doth already work.”  And it is working overtime at this point, which leads me to believe the war in heaven is spilling over onto this earth, and the time is drawing near for the arrival of our old adversary.  No, not “any minute now,” for there are still a few things that must be accomplished, particularly in the Middle East, before that hour can come.

But watch current events, and learn from them.  You’re witnessing a microcosm of how things are going to be when that old adversary of ours gets here.

So be sure to stand firm in your Father’s Word.  This is your “practice run,” so to speak.  Don’t allow yourself to get swept up into the celebratory joy of the masses as Satan tightens his grip around the world through his spirit of perversion and deception.  You will not be liked much for staying on the straight and narrow path.   But that is the only path that leads to eternal life in the family household of God.

Mat 7:13  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

 

Mat 7:14  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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U.S. National Cathedral to Host First Muslim Prayer Service

According to this NBC News article, the National Cathedral has now held its first Muslim prayer service.  Some Christians were quite upset about it, including one lady who disrupted the services, saying:

“Jesus Christ died on that cross over there! He is the reason why we are to worship only him. Jesus Christ is our lord and savior! We have built, and allowed you here in mosques across this country. Why can’t you worship in your mosque, and leave our churches alone?”

Listen, I respect all religions.  Everyone has a right to believe what they want, and basically worship how they want.  But I’m a Christian, and I’m quite aware of what the Christian Scriptures say about mixing religions, or even having spiritual fellowship with other religions.

We are not to give other religions equal voice in our own churches.  They have their own places of worship, from which they can promote whatever heresy they want.  And we have our Christian places of worship, from which the Word of God is to be taught.  And never the twain shall mix, except in the Biblically illiterate minds of those who believe in the serious misconception of “interfaith fellowship.”

Indeed, mixing Christianity with religions that don’t believe in Jesus Christ as the Lord, Savior and only begotten Son of God is strictly forbidden.  As it is written:

2Co 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

 

2Co 6:15  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

 

2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

 

2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

The bottom line is that our heavenly Father will not…and I repeat, NOT…bless this nation if it continues to mix other religions together with our own in some politically correct attempt to “foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world.”

What they are fostering, instead — in the name of cheap “understanding and acceptance” — is animosity between God and His Christian people.  Do not be deceived — that is the actual goal.  And they are quite aware of what they’re doing.

The powers that be are basically attempting to rob our Christian people of their inheritance in Christ.  Quite simply put, we’re not to use the National Cathedral to promote the policies, beliefs, prayers or heresies of other religions.

St. John also stated, in unequivocal terms, that we are not to allow Christ-deniers into our homes (i.e., our personal homes, or our houses of worship, either), nor so much as wish them “God speed,” for that makes us partakers of their evil deeds:

2Jn 1:9  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

 

2Jn 1:10  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

 

2Jn 1:11  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Based on the clear Word of God, I can’t for the life of me understand the mentality that says we have some kind of moral obligation to “foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world” by letting them use our Christian houses of worship for their prayer services to their own “god.”

This might bother some Christians. But our heavenly Father is very clear about it.  He is a jealous God.  He does not want His Christian people mixing with other religions.  He says, in the great book of Exodus:

For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;” (Exodus 34:14-15).

Our heavenly Father is indeed a jealous God.  He knows the mindset of the enemy.  He knows that infiltration and deception are their methods of operation, and that spiritual conquest is their ultimate goal.  And He knows His people are stupid enough to fall for it (Jeremiah 4:22), so He puts it in terms so starkly clear you can’t mistake it unless you’re just willingly blind.  As it is further written:

1Co 16:22  If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

The term “Anathema Maranatha” means “accursed to the time of divine judgment.”  In other words, if they reject Christ Jesus as the one and only Lord and Savior, we’re to consider them enemies of the cross of Christ.  Call me dogmatic if you want.  But to me, that most certainly doesn’t sound like an invitation for heathen religions to come hold prayer services to their “gods” in our National Cathedral.

I pray for all men’s salvation.  And I’ll earnestly and without malice sit down and discuss Christ with any man or woman of any religion who sincerely wants to know more.

But to so thoroughly compromise with the enemies of Christ by giving our National Cathedral over to them so they can hold prayer services to their “gods” is simply unacceptable.   This is what cost king Solomon the united kingdom of Israel, in his old age.  To do so under the guise of “fostering understanding and acceptance” is just plain stupidity.  It means we haven’t learned a thing about how the enemy works.

If they want to pray in our churches, then let them become Christians.  They’re not to be allowed to pray to their “gods” in our churches — and most certainly not in our National Cathedral.

The only reason this nation is still standing is because of the mercy and grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  One way to lose that mercy and grace is to turn our backs on His very clear Word on this matter, and on His feelings, as well, by embracing an empty “understanding” between Christianity and false religions.

To learn more on this subject, consider reading my Bible study, “Taking and Holding Ground: a Gospel Message.”

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick

 

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