One as a man tells Gabriel instruct Daniel about the future is it ISSI

Our world consists of two empires. Everything that exists within these empires operates through the controlling entity of that particular empire. Simply put those empires happen to have either God or the great Dragon at their helm.

This is how it came about. “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold! it was very good …, Genesis 1:31. “A war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world. He was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him,” Revelation 12:7-9. In the midst of what God had declared as being very good. Allowing for the first human tragedy to occur, with things getting progressively worse, and here we are today were the worse will only intensify.

No matter what happens in our world today. It is the result of one or the other of those entities tugging at the souls of humanity for allegiances and dominance. There never has been, nor will there ever be a person, who has not struggled to submit allegiances to God or the Devil. Until the unfolding of this great event, “NOW I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea.” And I John, “Saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, “Behold! The tabernacle of God is with men. And He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. Nor shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away.” And He who sat upon the throne said, “Behold! I will make all things new.” And He said unto me, “Write! For these things are true and faithful,” Revelation 21:1-5.

People often wonder what is God’s plan for them? What would He have me do with my life? For those of us, who know the newness of life through Jesus Christ, the answer to both questions is simple. In the intermittent period between those five verses of Revelation twenty one, God would have us introduce the gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. So that they to can be a part of God’s new tabernacle and enjoy the benefits of of the new as recorded.

But also as noted, there is the formidable forces of the great Dragon, that Serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, along with his angels to contend with.

From recent discussion, we know that this occurs as the Dragon gives the Beast power and great authority, Revelation 13:1-2. That introduction took us to the second chapter of Daniel where we discovered that King Nebuchadnezzar dreamt a dream about four empires. All four of these are clearly ancient history. Leaving us with the 10 divisions from the fourth empire to contend with. It is thought that that those 10 divisions are the re-emergence of the old Roman Empire which we know today as the European Union. But it will not constitute its current twenty seven member states, rather it will be a confederation of ten states which occurred around 476 A.D. But hold on, maybe that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan pulled of another grand deception. Perhaps what we are seeing going on over there is not a ten state European Union. But the emergence an empire worse than all previous empires called ISSI.

The Bible is a pretty amazing book that uses some rather ambiguous phrases. Like those in Revelation 13:1-2 where phrases like sea, beast, and dragon appear. Also we notice an assortment of animals with horns and crowns. With the beast having 7 heads with the word blasphemy appearing upon the heads.

These ambiguous phases are usually defined for us somewhere else in the Bible. What are we to make of the beast rising out of the sea? The answer is found in Revelation 17:15, where we are told that the waters represent people. They represent people by the multitudes who speak various languages. Who then constitute the world of nations. Suggests that the beast will come to power from a heavy populated part of the world (Europe). The following verse (16) confirms that this definition is associated with what John saw in Revelation 13:1-2. This is helpful, as we go to other parts of the Bible. Learning more about this beast and his power and influence.

We already know from the introduction to this discussion that the dragon is another term for Satan. We also know that his focus is to deceive the whole world. What a job he has done, and he’s just getting started. As perhaps ISSI empties her fury of evil upon a mostly unaware audience.

The Bible also tells us that these beast like creatures are kingdoms or governments with human leaders, Daniel 7:17. Daniel was greatly troubled by all that he dreamt, Daniel 7:15. Daniel sought the meaning for his vision without success. Suddenly someone appeared looking like a man. Who called and said, “Gabriel, make this man understand his dream!” Daniel became afraid (recall the last posting about suspense and drama. Image yourself as Daniel) and he fell on his face. But Gabriel said to Daniel, “Understand son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.” And Gabriel continued, “Look! I am making known to you what happen in the latter time of the indignation; for at the time appointed the end shall be,” Daniel 8:15-19.

Our journey will continue, as we examine the horrific slaughter that the Beast will inflict upon humanity.

As your fathers did so do you

This discussion continues providing the foundation of resistance for when the Beast of Revelation 13:1-2 arrives. When it will be costly to be a Christian because with out his mark commerce and survival will be impossible, Revelation 13:16-17. When Christians will experience what it means to be a Christian, Matthew 10:39.

The Bible can be seen as a book about suspense and accelerated drama. Its pages are laced with many such accounts. And if one uses their imagination to place themselves as an actual observer, in time and space, then the drama becomes alive. This is done by not rushing through some suspenseful drama. But by slowing down and focusing on the occurrence being dramatized. It is a part of what the Psalmist meant when he wrote, “Delight in the law of the Lord and in His law meditate day and night,” Psalms 1:2.

We have to really think about the processes that God puts before us. In a very real sense, every event in the Bible, reveals a law of God, in which the believer is to either avoid or emulate. This then prepares us for ways to conduct ourselves when encountering biblical forbidden customs and laws.

Consider the drama surrounding Stephen, a man full of faith and power. Who did great wonders and miracles among the people, Acts 6:8. His reward was a collection of people, who setup false witnesses accusing him of blasphemous conduct against the religion and laws of their community, Acts 6:11-14.

This resulted in Stephen being hauled before the Sanhedrin their court of law, and ordered to give an account of himself. But his judges looking upon him, saw his face, as if it had been the face of an angel, verse 15. One means for understanding this to read the twenty-third Psalm. There you will find such phrases as, The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want, I will fear no evil, you are with me, and you prepare a table for me in the presences of my enemies. Powerful stuff! Which is, the manifestation of the patience’s of the saints. Those that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ, Revelation 14:12.

Before the communities highest court, Stephen, in Acts chapter seven, gives them a long lesson in history. But the drama really intensifies when Stephen concludes by announcing, “Nevertheless the Most High dwells not in temples made with hands, as saith the prophet, Acts 7:48. Going on to say, “Heaven is my throne, and earth my footstool, verse 49. What house will you build for me? says the Lord. Has not my hands made all these things? verse 50.

Stephen turns now to being really accusatory, “You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears. You do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you! verse 51. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who showed the coming of the Just One. Of whom, you now have become the betrayers and murderers, verse 52.

And then Stephen, shows the uselessness of the laws that entrap the body of believers. Thus weakening the wonders and powers of the church. You! “Who have received the law by direction of angels, and have not kept it,” Acts 7:53. Verse 53 teaches that God through the centuries has modified His laws. Bringing with them modifications; with their applications found in the New Testament.

The highest law of this modern age is the law of discipleship as found in the various analogies in the New Testament. For now looking at Matthew chapter ten. Which are well worth the readers imaginary and dramatized meditations. But for this discussion, drop down to verse 34. “Think not that I come to send peace on earth but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes shall be of his own household. He that loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of Me. And he that takes not his cross and follows is not worthy of Me,” Matthew 10:34-38.

Those several passages are illustrative and I mean illustrative of the cost of discipleship. They should not be taken in a literal manner. Because to do so would violate God’s highest and most supreme laws, the Ten Commandments as found in Exodus 20:1-17. The only change was noted by Stephen in, Acts 7:53, explained by this writer. Having said that this needs to be said. Because God’s laws apply only to God’s people, the assembly of believers in Christ. Meaning that there is no prohibition against exercising the opposite behaviors of the Ten Commandments against non-believers or the enemies of God. Why? some of the reasons were stated in the most previous discussion. Furthermore, it violates the very spirit of the Stephenic experience of Acts 7:60. Who cried or prayed with a loud voice, Lord lay not this sin to their charge. His cry, or prayer should be taken collectively, and applied in light of the Ten Commandments. To do otherwise is to destroy the light and join the darkness.

Then perhaps, we shall not do what our fathers have done.

Up here got something 2 show u

“Come up here John! I will show you things that must come hereafter,” Revelation 4:1. Indeed, John took a rather magical trip and at times rather frightening. But he got through it all, right to the end for what God wanted him to see, and for us to learn. Because John, passed all of what he saw onto us. So that we might understand the course and the events of human history.

And for this discussion, the continuation of a unpopular human event called death. Here we will continue the discussion, by discussing the second resurrection. Humanities last chance to have their names written in the book of life.

As we all know, death can occur at any moment and without notice. With most of the worlds population having died rejecting any validity to what Jesus said, “I tell you no (no meaning there is no difference between people) that unless you repent, you shall like wise perish,” Luke 13:3. People escape perishing through John 3:16, which records for humanity the following. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

The questions to be answered is what about the millions who died before the first advent of Christ? And those people, who have rejected Christ since his advent? Then what about all the children to young to make a conscious decision about their future, and subsequently died?

Peter answered those questions for us when he wrote, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that they should come to repentance,” 2 Peter 3:9. Peter is setting the stage for the second resurrection. Taking into account all who died regardless of the circumstances or age. Which will take into account, the earths most ancient of the dead, to the most current of the dead.

Here John shares this revelations with us which provides answers to our aforementioned questions raised about death. Some of our answers came from the previous discussion about the first resurrection. But now we are moving onto the second resurrection, in order to get some answers.

Participants in this second resurrection have an uncertain fate. Note Revelation 20:6 were the people of the first resurrection were called blessed because the second death would have no power over them. Because they had responded to the aforementioned verses in this discussion, namely, Luke 13:3, John 3:16 because of 2 Peter 3:9. Escaping the potential death of the second resurrection because they took advantage of God’s unwillingness that any should perish. By repenting from their sins, and accepting God’s sacrifice of His only begotten Son. By believing in Him, thus escaping the second death. And now the recipients of everlasting life. Which did not occur at their death, but will at the time of the first resurrection.

John had quite the climatic journey between the first chapter of the book of Revelation to the closing chapter. Where we find John about to close the book. But John was told not to seal the words or prophecies of this book, Revelation 22:10. Then Jesus spoke to John through one of his angels. Who said, “Do not seal the words of this prophecy, for the time is at hand.” Then Jesus spoke, “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” And the Spirit, and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely, Revelation 22:16-17. That has been the Christ message since His first advent until the end of the age.

Just prior to the ushering in of the new age of a new heaven, earth and Jerusalem. One last opportunity will be provided to accept His gift of everlasting life. For all those gathered, from the ancient of times. The people who happened to be in the right place at the wrong time and died. Along with all the innocent children, and people still left alive on earth as the age ends. This is their opportunity, to respond to the Spirit of the bride who says, “Come!” Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

Once again people are offered salvation and eternal life. But the offering of Revelation Revelation 22:17, can be turned down. Then will come the judgment of Revelation 20:15. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” There to be returned to the ashes of dust. Because if you noticed the word perish was use in Luke 13:3, John 3:16 and 2 Peter 3:9. Making their final decision of rejection of Christ indicative of being extinguished to ashes, as opposed to be being tormented forever while still alive.

The gospel of Christ is free, and without forced acceptance. In the the end, the Christ lesson about the duality of death comes down to this reality. It’s not arbitrary but a matter of personal choice.

Hell is real, with its tormenting flames. For all of eternity, and reserved for some very unsavory characters. Review the discussion, “From Rome to Hell a Fit Place 4 a Pope, 07 December 2015. And a few other discussions thereafter.

Getting on the bad side of God

Most of us have a particular sensitivity to certain behaviors, as does God. And if offend by a behavior, most of us will take a course of action, as will God. This isn’t going to be a discussion about our sensitivities or our reactions. But rather God’s sensitivities and His reactions, by  defining blasphemy, and its consequences. Because blasphemy, isn’t what most think. Thinking it’s using God’s name in vain. Which many think is using God’s name as a profanity, like ‘God damit.’ If it were so, then that would be the way to get on the bad side of God. Blasphemy is far more serious than using such an abusive insulting command directed at God There are two ways to really get on the bad side of God by His own declaration for what constitutes blasphemy.

Centuries ago, God seems to have had a close friend named Lucifer. God describes him as the anointed angel, who shared residency with Him. On what God defined to be His holy mountain. With God telling us that He was perfect in all His ways ever since He was created. The very seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. One who shared Eden the garden of God with God Himself, Ezekiel 28:12-15.

In that Lucifer is not identified by name, one might ask, just how is such a connection made. It’s made by connecting other scriptures to the Ezekiel account. We know we’re discovering something about this angel in verse 14. By journeying to Isaiah, where we find this out about Lucifer. “How are you fallen from heaven. O! Lucifer, son of the morning?” Isaiah 14:12.

Then we discover a horrific disturbance took place in heaven where we have this record. “And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought. But they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him,” Revelation 12:7-9.

What precipitated all this commotion, well that’s also recorded for us which takes us back to Isaiah. “For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be like the Most High,” Isaiah 14:13-14. That is one aspect of blasphemy which is aspiring or claiming to be God.

In John, we have this condemnation directed at Jesus, not knowing that He was God, “I and my Father are one.” Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My father. For which of those works do you stone Me/” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work, we do not stone You. But for blasphemy, and because you being a Man, make Yourself God,” John 10:30-33. That is what it means to use God’s name in vain.

God sent a law down from the mountain top with Moses that He himself crafted. And that law read, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless, who takes His name in vain,” Exodus 20:7.

The other way to commit blasphemy is to claim the power to forgive sin. “When Jesus saw their faith. He said to the paralytic, son your sins are forgiven you. And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts. Why does this man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” Mark 2:5-7.

Certainly we are discussing some very ancient histories. But while at the same time, it’s very currant. Because on this earth, we have a man, who sees himself, as God’s literal spokes person on earth. Who has the power, along with his colleagues to forgive sins. He is seated in Rome and is known as the pope. With his fellow priests scattered around the world hearing confessions of sins and granting absolution or forgiveness for those transgressions. Their power will greatly intensify because they have yet to receive their full empowerment. You can get a sneak preview of what the future holds by reading Revelation 13:1-2. There is no way to know with absolute certainty that what we’re talking about here is the Roman Catholic Church. But the church, meets the criteria of the aforementioned scriptures.

Whether Rome, or not, this will be the blasphemers doom. “You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities. By the iniquity of your trading; therefore I brought fire from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who knew among the peoples are astonished at you. You have become a horror, and shall be no more forever,” Ezekiel 28:18-19.

Monster institutions catholicism or ISSI with religious political antennas

President Obama is constantly arguing that the people of our world communities. Need to start tearing down of the walls that separate the worlds people from maximizing their full potential. From that context, he’s referring to the emerging stigmatizing of all Muslims with ISSI. Fact be known, Muslims should be stigmatized because they are ISSI. They pay reverence to their prophet Muhammad, who said, “I was ordered to fight all men until they say there is no god but Allah. And they, get their inspiration for world dominance from their war manual the Qur’an. Muslims believe that is their destiny. It’s presented to Muslims by their leaders as to how the world ends. Eventually bring about a caliphate who will establish world justice and peace. Part of their belief system is that Jesus will return giving His allegiance to this caliphate. Murdering all Jews and Christians who don’t convert to Islam.

Though Abdelhammid Abaasud the suspected ringleader of the Paris, France brutal massacres is dead. His memory lives on in the minds of Muslims who share the vision of world dominance. For now, they are just silent killers happy for martyrs like Abedelhamid Abaasud.
Sad rhetoric on both accounts because Europe is changing with a new power structure. That no longer needs to depend on the United States for its security. Europe is an emerging religious and political giant. That will have its own agenda which does not include any peaceful association with the United States. It’s called ISSI. The world community of nations has formed a 66 nation coalition to defeat an ISSI army of 30,000. It will not happen. Instead ISSI will cripple the world community in the name of Allah and his prophet Muhammad.

Forget about the challenge of tearing down the walls that separate people. Because the world is only going to become more polarized as the world marches into the 21 century. Sounds nice, and we all surely would like to see it occur. Because some of us know the roots that create such walls, with the solution not being in politics or ISSI but with and through Jesus Christ.

For the understanding of the Y not, some of the reasons are sketched with this discussion.

And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, Revelation 13:6. Who is the ‘he’ that dared to blasphemy God? Working up to answer this question from previous postings. It was said that some theologians speculated that the ‘he’ is the Roman Catholic Church. A monster of an institution with both religious and political antennas. Also suggested that it had to be speculation because the Roman Catholic Church is not specifically mentioned in the Bible. Then from the previous discussions a scriptural account was presented wiping away any avenues of speculation. But said, maybe the serpent of old called the Devil and Satan has deceived us again through the personage of ISSI. So as you read on about Catholicism include a paradigm shift to include ISSI.

To advance the argument that maybe the Roman Catholic Church is the ‘he’ and the beast to be feared today. It could well be a Muslim caliphate. We know that the Roman Catholic Church is the only global power in the world that is both a religious and political power simultaneously. It might well be ISSI. With the Pope or a caliphate sitting at the helm as supreme arbitrator of Catholic or Islamic religious doctrines while at the same time serving as the head of state. As head of state he governs Vatican City, in Italy. But as for our caliphate his seat of power is unknown.

This can be said with certainty. A sovereign state itself within another sovereign state. Vatican City is the smallest by area and population, of all the worlds sovereign states. While being the wealthiest, and being immune to second guessing. Meaning that the Pope is not accountable to anyone religiously or politically. For what he decrees, as religious, or secular law within the empire of his kingdom. To the suspicion of harboring of Nazis during the second world war. With its modern day crisis with pedophile priest. It is also the worlds most dangerous from the torrid documentation from previous discussions especially yesterdays. This makes for fascinating research which readers can study for themselves. I suggest using google as your search engine. Be sure to visit the CIA fact book about the Holy See and Vatican City. By all means, ground all this through the holy scriptures. Because the combination scriptural warnings, and secular facts, is the only way to understand a trouble world that is becoming more troubled. Recall the repeated scriptural admonitions. Let them that have ears, hear what the spirit is saying unto the churches.

Then consider how God defines the office and jurisdiction of the Pope or a Muslim Caliphate. We find that definition in Revelation seventeen. “… I saw a woman siting upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns,” verse 3. Readers know from previous discussions and this one that the beast is the Roman Catholic Church or the worlds long waited caliphate. The seven heads and ten horns, as readers learned represented the division from the crushing of Daniels vision of the fourth kingdom. We discussed the dangerous prospects of the re-emergence of that crushed empire through the European Union. We know that the beast of this empire will be more diverse from all others. But that better fits ISSI with its caliphate yet to emerge. Daniel 7:19. What makes this beast nation so diverse is that this beast kingdom will have a church as its dictator. Or maybe a Muslim caliphate. Remember it was recorded, “They worshiped the Dragon (the force behind one or the other of these beast nations) who gave power to the beast. They worshiped also the beast saying, who is like the beast? (the monster of religious and political dogma and power.) Who is able to make war with him? Revelation 13:4.

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, … having a cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication,” verse 4, Revelation 17. Some time was spent defining phrases as they appear in scriptures. Here is another one. The expression of a woman in scriptures is symbolism for a church. Paul speaking about the church for God said, “… I have espoused you to one husband (Christ) that I might present you as a chaste virgin (church) to Christ,” 2 Corinthians 11:2.

And I saw the woman (church) drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus …, verse 7, Revelation 17. This church is accused of filthiness and fornication. And of spilling the blood of the saints, and stands in utter condemnation for blasphemy, well documented in the previous discussions.

It is estimated that Catholicism has over one billion adherents from all over the world. Making it the largest religion in the world, with the Pope exercising enormous influence upon governments around the world. When he travels around to foreign countries he attracts hundreds of thousands of people to hear his sermons. With the global media chronicling his every word. All this collaboration to the greatness of this monster beast will attract even more adherents to Catholicism. The power will become so great that adherence to this religious political monster will become mandatory for survival.

So after all, maybe we’ll have to exclude ISSI. Maybe the 66 nation coalition will destroy ISSI. With the coalition giving us one of the best gifts for this holiday season.

It is more than just a cliche God before country.

The journey marches on as we prepare to encounter the demands of the beasts of Revelation thirteen. The encounter will not be pleasant and the back pages of history give us a glimpse of what to expect in the future.

With governments modeling their jurisdiction after God’s model but with different objectives. One such objective is to create kingdoms unto themselves. But without implementing God’s sacred ordinances, unless it advances the conquests of their own kingdoms. Then God serves their purposes. Otherwise bow or face ugly consequences. Which creates a whole new set of propositions for God’s people. Because it is written, “Every one who is called by name; for I have created him for my glory; I have formed him; yes! I have made him,” Isaiah 43:7. Working for God’s glory will put any devout follower of God, at cross purposes with any government. Then push will come to shove with history showing governments prevailing in the short term.

People before the time of Christ were a special people, called by God to preform specific duties. With obligations to ignore customs and laws in opposition to God’s customs and laws. But as we shall see, failure to submit to the wishes of earthly kingdoms can have severe consequences.

After the birth of Christ, we like the Israelites, were, and are called by God to perform specific duties. And if Christians find themselves in a position contrary to Christ’s teachings and refuses to comply. Very serious consequences, no doubt, will be presented beckoning their compliance. Most will succumb because of training from infancy which advocates country before God. To the shame of the church, the body of believers has remained mostly silent. A topic which will be addressed in a future posting.

But first, a look at the back pages of history. In ancient times, Haman came unto King Ahasuerus and said, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in the provinces of your kingdom, and their laws are different from all people; neither keep they the king’s laws. Therefore it is not for the king’s profit to tolerate them,” Ester 3:8. Rest assured that will be the destiny of many people with far fewer transgressions as time progresses.

By reading Ester, chapter three, we discover the same legal format for jurisdictional dominance. Discussed in the previous posting. First announced by God then copied by earthly governments. Going back to the times when the Jews were held captive in Persia which serves as one example. Right up today under the edicts of Congress and made lawful by President Obama.

In many ways the church of Jesus Christ is held captive like the Israelites in Persia. Most Christians obey the laws of their government, even when they directly counter the demands of Jesus Christ. Perhaps because they sense opposition to such laws. Would lead Congress to announce to the President, as did Haman to King Assures. A certain people living within your kingdom do not keep the King’s laws. They follow a law different from yours and all other peoples.

And sure enough, the process of legal consequences was initiated, Ester 3:9-15. Verse 13 reads, “And letters were sent … to destroy, to kill and cause to perish all Jews….” “The posts went out, being hastened by the king’s commandment, … and the King and Hamon sat to drink; …,” Ester 3:15

Now to fast forward to New Testament history. And you shall be hated of all men for my names sake…,” Matthew 10:22. “It is not enough for the disciple that he be like his teacher, and the servant like his Lord. If they have called the master (Jesus) of the house of Beelzebub, who is the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the people of disobedience, Ephesians 2:2, how much more shall they call them of his, (Jesus) household?” Matthew 10:25.

What would cause the U.S. government to accuse Christians of Beelzebub behavior? Especially when Beelzebub is suggestive of a person, not in full possession of their mental faculties. More like a person disturbed by the influences of demonic influences.

Those are some of the oppressions people from the back pages of history experienced. It is more difficult today to order mass murders. For people setting aside the laws of their government in favor of the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is more than just a cliche to put God first than country. But one would be hard pressed to convince the non-Christian public that its more than just a cliche.

But all that will be enhanced as the beasts of Revelation thirteen comes to power on the world scene.

A Carol from Christmas 4 the New Year

Old Scourge of Christmas wears many faces, all year long. All of them with an ugly smirk on their faces. Signaling that there’s nothing real about the season. And seemingly, most American’s walk stiff legged and locked stepped to the beat of their denials.

A very long time ago an old man, named Jacob, gathered his sons together. And said boys, I’m going to tell you a Christmas Carol, yet to come. Only he put it this way, “Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall happen to you in the last days,” Genesis 49:1. But they only had smiles on their faces because they learned that they would walk to the beat of many drummer boys. Who offered freedom, individuality, wealth and invincibility.

Who were these drummer boys? There were thousands of them, who marched across the centuries of history. Fighting battles that destroyed their scourges. Capturing lands and becoming free, independent, wealthy, and an invincible people. But despite having the best of all worlds, they found ways to anger their God. Despite being told repeatedly what would happen, if they didn’t mend their ways, only He called it repentance. Also telling them that failure to heed such admonishments, would usher in severe consequences. And it all happened, as promised, until all was gone. As all know, who are familiar with the Old Testament.

But there was always some, who feared God’s judgments and pleaded for another chance. And so God, allowed these people to repeatedly start over.

Until a baby was born in a manger because there was no room for him, and his mother in any of the hotels, Luke 2:7. Perhaps as a symbol of what would occur because of the birth of Jesus. As an old story retold, with all the benefits of the past and with its consequences applicable today.

They say there is nothing worse than the fury of a woman. And Mary, who had been told by one of God’s ambassadors that she had been blessed among women, Luke 1:28, and had found favor with God, Luke 1:30. Perhaps knowing the end from the beginning, as did Jacob, as can you. Went on to record for of posterity these prophetic words. “And Mary said, ‘My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden; for, BEHOLD! from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. And He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is His name,”‘ Luke 1:46-49.

And then, Mary releases her fury. Directed at a world community, but one suspects, particularly toward a people, who would become known as Americans. Because Jacob’s Carol of the End Times is a Carol about a boy named Manasseh whose descendants would establish a distant out post called the United States far from the lands of Abraham and Jacob. “And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their seats; and exalted them of low degree. He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He has sent empty away. he has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy. As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, AND TO HIS SEED FOREVER,” Luke 1:50-56.

With the ending verses settling for all time the inseparable bonds between Israel and the United States. That so many modern scourges  are working to make irrelevant. But should they succeed, with Israel being God’s chosen people, bonded by divine oracle with Christian America. Then that could be the event that ends God’s tolerance of Americas godless trend. Where she’ll reap the  consequences that the Israelis know all to well.

It’s the time of the year, when we think about new years resolutions. I would suggest the learning of the history that lies between the lines of this posting. And then to defend the splendor of that history because its been scourged to become irrelevant. And should it occur, the consequences may be of the greatest ever because Jacob’s Carol is about those times.

Rome and Washington working as one to tyrannize the world

Most people when reading a particular account of something. And coming upon a word undefined like the word beast. All sorts of connotations may race through the mind. Like something very scary, even horrible and grotesque. Those three adjectives do not even begin to define the Beast that John saw rising from out of the sea, Revelation 13:1. Most people have not the slightest clue about the chaos and misery waiting to impeach the world community.

As we have learned, from the discussion before yesterdays, the sea is representative of people in the scriptures, Revelation 17:15. So this Beast rises up from among the people. Adding to the mystery of the grotesqueness of this beast are its animal features. Which we learn from Daniel 7:17, that our Beast is human and that there happen to be four of them. Who represent four distinct kingdoms or governments. Daniel further develops the characteristics of these Beasts from chapter two. Readers can note their scary and horrific traits by reading the beginning verses of that chapter.

Our concentration is upon the fourth and most powerful beast, “… the fourth Beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon the earth. Which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tramp it down and break it in pieces, Daniel 7:23. Because he might be the Beast of our time, but not yet fully manifested. Who will reach into the future but whose end of destruction is not specified, “… the time of the end shall be the vision,” Daniel 8:17. “… for at the appointed time the end shall be, Daniel 8:19.

This beast is thought to be the leader of the reformulated old Roman Empire or what we today know as the European Union. The fourth kingdom was to be divided, Daniel 2:41, It is based upon the following scriptural account given to us in Revelation 13:3, “And I saw one of his heads as wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast.

The identity of this beast is thought to be the Roman Catholic Church. Those who share that opinion do so upon the grounds of speculation. Because neither the Pope, nor his church are directly referenced in our scriptures. But the argument for such an occurrence is rather persuasive. And will be further developed with rather convincing material as a future discussion.
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This Beast is defined as powerful and having great authority. But the Beast is subservient to another because he received his greatness from the Dragon, Revelation 13:2. The title of Dragon are interchangeable names for the Devil or Satan Revelation 12:9. That old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, has one sole purpose which is to deceive the whole world. And that he has done with stunning success, but he is far from through as we shall learn.

It is also thought that this Beast is as political as it is religious. Some think that the Pope will get his political muscle from the United States. A rather scary proposition to contemplate but not an all together off the wall possibility. When one considers, that this American government is dismantling our sacred Constitution that has kept us a free people. Along with the governments interest in controlling Europe. Could it be that Rome and Washington will team up to abuse the world community through the craftiness of that dreaded Dragon?

Science represents a glorious manifestation of what the human mind can generate and accomplish. Yet with all its marvels, science can not determine what causes human behavior to be so despicable at times. According to Revelation 12:9, it is because we, and the community of nations have, and are being deceived by Satan. Of all the things to be feared, there is nothing greater than to be deceived by Satan. It is why we are advised as individuals and as nation states to, “Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the Devil, like a roaring lion who walks about seeking whom he may devour,” 1 Peter 5:8.

So perhaps now is the time to put on the whole armor of God for defensive purpose for what awaits us as individuals and as a nation, Ephesians 6:11-13. Principalities is suggestive to government authority. Governing through despotism which means absolute power. The action of a despot governs through tyranny. This United States government is moving more in that direction than it is moving away from it. A free people must depend upon God for deliverance, if we are to move away from a despotic government. But dependence, and action are God’s twin towers for deliverance.

Message for Secretary Kerry and like minded ilk

Playing the game, how geopolitics and religious applications steer the course of history.

When did the Muslim rage against the United States begin? Some say, in 1947. Saying this rage will continue unabated, until the United States comes to grip with the reality of its history. And accepts, the concept for the creation of a new nation in the Middle East. Like a new nation called, New Canaan. Some say it would create enough enthusiasm to bring an end to terrorism

It is thought that the planes that flew into the World Trade Center in 2001. They were the planes that took of from Boston, only in a superficial sense. Boston was just a long lay-over for the planes that took off from New York’s, U.N. plaza in 1947. That is the day that the United States forced the United Nations to carve Israel out of Palestine. Making the Palestinians pay for what the Germans did to the Jews in World War 11.

In addition, to stealing Muslim lands for a Jewish state. The United States has been busy committing additional crimes against the Islamic world. Forcing governments to accept the Jewish state as legitimate. Crimes the Arab/Muslim world say will never be forgiven.

Some Arab/Muslims report that there is a way to end the mounting crisis in the Middle East. Along with the American quagmires through out the Muslim world. The way is for the United States to accept, and support a one state solution for the Israeli/Palestinian problem. It has been suggested that this new state could be called, New Canaan. This new nation would be composed of the lands of Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel. With the Shaaba Farms be given back to Lebanon. ( land captured from Syria during the 1967 six day war) Syria would take control of the Golan Heights. If Syria survives its own quagmire, as the Syrians seemed to be on their way to fulfilling a prophecy issued by Isaiah. Which declares, “The burden against Damascus. “Behold!” “Damascus will cease from being a city, and will be a ruinous heap.” And who, allowed Isaiah to prophecy that ruination? The very God, who said, “The kingdom of Damascus, and the remnant of Syria; they will be as glory of the children of Israel,” says the LORD of hosts. (Texts:Isaiah 17:1;3b).

It is thought that such a plan would secure sufficient support from the major powers in the Arab/Muslim world. That it would provide an exit for the United States from the region without additional blood shed. For the Palestinians, it would help ease the crimes committed against them. This would result in an instant melt down of the crisis through out the Arab/Muslim world. Because the regions primary instigator of melding in the affairs of the Arab/Muslim world would agree to cease such behaviors and make reparations for their crimes.

In this newly created state of New Canaan, Jews and Palestinians would be instant citizens with equal rights. It is thought that some Jews would not accept such a state. These Jews would move to the United States where citizenship would be immediate.

With such a solution in place the Muslim world would fix Iraq and Afghanistan. With the trillions saved from the war and the elimination of the Home Land Security. The United States could help the Muslim world rebuild Iraq and Palestine. The department of Homeland Security would not be needed because the Muslim world would be at peace with America.

Advocates of such thinking see a need for urgency. Saying, “We need to act forthrightly… and soon before the compound interest on the debt … over takes us in the form of terrorism … terrorism that is ultimately … payback… payback from the people who are extremists because they have been driven to extremes … driven to extremes by the craziness of the Christians and Jewish belief that there is a God who gave Israel to his Chosen people … the craziness of 2 billion Christians who think that they get heaven points … when they force the rest of the world to accept Israel.”

With all that being said, why would the United States, Israel, and those nations referenced accept such a lame brain notion of a New Canaan? For the United States and Israel it would be nothing more than the capitulation to the Qur’an, as demanded by Muslim clerics. It seems that the Islamic world would also consider such a plan as unacceptable. Because coexistence with Jews is intolerable to the Muslim world, despite the rhetoric.

But the bigger problem is the suspicion that, far to many in the West fail to accept the reality that the world is engaged in a World War. But it is not a notion that escapes many in the Muslim community. With some of them living within the United States. Building one mosque after another, as launching pads for deadly attacks upon the United States, when the time is appropriate.

Western governments will not admit to such a scenario because of what it would do the international marketplace. Because this a very differently fought war, the West can promote the propaganda that global terrorism is the work of a few Islamic extremists. Which must be sweet sounding music, to the likes of the Osama bin Laden’s. And for the adherents of the Iranian revolution, launched by Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Khomeini, in the 1970’s. Which was the result of crimes committed by the United States in the 1950’s.

And unnoticed occurrence by most, is an every day happening in our public schools. Young bin Laden’s and Khomeini’s are being educated in our schools. With some being released on Friday’s to go to a Mosque for Friday prayers. But tossed into the mix is the superiority of Islam which is destined to rule America and the world. Time bombs waiting to be exploded.

Governments are not the friends of the governed. They lie, and commit unspeakable crimes. For which, the innocent people of the world ultimately must endure as “pay back.” In the United States, “We the People” better wake up, and accept our constitutional responsibility, and fix this problem.

Worlds emerging masters ten governments

People are frightened by the crushing perils surrounding them. With most thinking that somehow Congress and President Obama will have the magic prescription. Erasing those crushing perils of war and economic chaos burdening so many. Blinded into thinking that solutions can only emerge from the political arena.

That is because our species is very much a sensory one. Who mostly respond to what they can see, hear, smell, taste, feel or touch. Which leaves many with no appetite for God because God can only be perceived in a sensory way through the scriptures. With the primary requisite being *faith,* “Now the just shall live by faith,” Hebrews 10:38. A faith requirement to understanding our world is not acceptable for most. Many see the scriptural accounts as being unreliable, as a best case scenario, and as worse case scenario a hoax. That leaves those crushing perils tightening their death grip. Which is unfortunate because such attitudes and rejections is what is causing the nation and the world community so many hardships.

To put ones faith in government is tantamount to putting ones faith in the Devil. That is why the scriptures are unreliable and a hoax for many. Their sensory perceptions do not allow them to accept the notion that governments serve the interest of the Devil.

One function of this discussion is to demonstrate how that works. The stage was set for such reasoning. With a discussion centered around Revelation 13:1-2, along with Daniel chapters two, seven and eight. Establishing four distinct governments and the havoc they created for humanity. With the fourth government being the most powerful and dreaded. Who would die but live again to menace the world. We are talking about our modern world. And marching into the future more barbaric then ever because of his new powers. And the Archangel Michael, sounded this warning, “… Woe! unto the inhibitors of the earth…,” Revelation 12:12.

A return to Revelation chapter thirteen is necessary for greater clarity of this discussions primary thesis. Including some recent discussions on Revelation thirteen. BY discussing some additional verses and defining some more phrases.

You will notice that the rising beast from the sea has seven heads and ten horns. And upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy, verse one. Which suggest, that this beast is a religious political monster. Noting also that this beast got his power and authority from the Dragon or Satan, verse two. Keep this in mind as the theme continues to be developed with this and future postings. Upon his horns are ten crowns or governments. Linked by previous posting as being the revived old Roman Empire. In the area of the world where we see a great economic and religious power emerging. Which we know today as the European Union. The seat of authority for this revived Roman Empire will be Rome. With perhaps close ties to the European Union. As it grows stronger, and most likely some day will have a formidable military.

You will also notice that one of his heads was wounded to death but the beast’s deadly wound was healed and all the world marveled after the beast, verse three. No matter how you slice it, this beast of a person will be an impressive deceitful monster.

And they worshiped the Dragon who gave power unto the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him? verse four.

The beast spoke great things and blasphemies. Power was given unto him to continue forty and two months, verse five.

And he opened his mouth in blaspheme against God, to blaspheme His name, and is tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven, verse six.

It was given to him to make war with the saints, to overcome them; and power was given to him over all peoples, and tongues and nations, verse seven.

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, verse eight.

If any person has an ear, let them hear, verse nine.

In recent postings phrases like beast, dragon, and sea have been defined from the scriptures. Defining the word blasphemy, along with the phrase expressed in verse five. Power was given to him to continue forty and two months, both according to the scriptures. That will be the launching point for the next discussion.

What happens after death PLENTY

It might be difficult for some to accept the reality that the dead are really dead. They are not found in a place called hell or heaven. The fate of the dead was set centuries ago with this recording, Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it.’ “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return,” Genesis 3:16-19. Death an indisputable event waiting to occur at the appointed time set by our Creator.

God seems to have intended death to be the first lesson in duality, as to what the future holds for the dead because death is temporary. But for some there will be a second death which will be permanent. Like their first death its a state of nothingness. Meaning a condition of total unconsciousness or nothingness. Not tortured in hell or entertained in heaven.

Ezekiel gives us a description of those dead a very long time. Which is a future prophecy waiting to occur. When this spectacular event happens the dead will be reassembled and given coverings of flesh. At the appointed time, God will bring them out their graves and give them life, Ezekiel 37:1-14. This resurrection to life represents the whole house of Israel who died centuries ago. They will be given the opportunity to know that Christ is their God, verse 6. It appears from what we are told, that not a single Jew refused to accept this personal knowledge of knowing Jesus as their God.

The future of those Jews with the remaining dead in their graves is pictured in Revelation 20:5. “But the rest of the dead lived not again until after a 1,000 years. All those people will be participants of the first resurrection. The first resurrection also includes some, who will be alive, when this glorious event occurs. Together those people are part of the Christ believers, They will be here with Jesus during His kingdom of earthly reign.

Mystery of death where will it take us

Death is a huge money industry for both the secular and church community. Both have one thing in common which is to keep their bank accounts loaded. With the secular world taking advantage of people in mourning because of a death. While the church community, often uses scare tactics about death to keep their church pews full and the money coming in. Empty pews equals lost revenues. Doing so by often telling parishioners that the fires of hell is the final destiny for those outside the Christ believing community. Leaving both industries cash rich, more often than not.

In that this short series is mostly about a falsehood perpetuated by the church community. Lets take a quick look at one sales pitch used to keep people coming to church. It’s a sales pitch of what its like to be in hell. All because one failed to renounce their personal sins, and embrace Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

It’s a favorite fable found in Luke 16:19-31. The story goes as follows. Two men one rich and the poor and sick. His name was Lazarus. And, he was often found at the rich man’s gate begging to be fed, from what appears would become garbage. This poor soul was in such miserable health that the dogs would come to the gate and lick his sores.

Now in the course of time both men died. With the angels carrying Lazarus into Abraham’s bosom. Alive, or dead, we don’t know. But the rich man, upon his death was buried.

But the poor fellow, though dead, was conscious because he was able to see Lazarus with Abraham in some far away place. The story continues with him begging Abraham to send Lazarus. To dip his finger in water, and place the water upon his tongue. Complaining that he was being tormented by the flames. Hoping that even the smallest amount of water would cool his tortured body.

Now Abraham responds by  asking him to recall the good life he lived while Lazarus only experienced suffering. Telling the man that while he is being tormented. Lazarus is enjoying comfort.

Abraham proceeds by telling the man that help isn’t available. Because of a great gulf that separates them, making travel between them impossible. He begs Abraham to send someone to warn his family. But Abraham tells him that his family has Moses and the prophets to turn to for help. The rich man concludes his argument by telling Abraham they’ll respond if someone from the dead goes to them. Asserting that then his family would repent. With Abraham telling him it wouldn’t make any difference even if someone raised from among the dead was sent.

What are we to conclude from such a story? Some would argue, as they do, that there is immediate life after death. And that the behavior, and circumstances between the two men are incidental. To the reality that two conditions exist after death with one being that of comfort and the other being torment. With the point to be made is found in verse 30 where repentance determines ones existence after death. Made possible through Jesus Christ, who is the one, who returned from the dead to make all the difference how one experiences existence after death.

Such story telling makes for good fear mongering with different applications to keep the pews full and the cash register ringing. For now a thought from Jesus, for your consideration. “And no person has ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man who is in heaven,” John 3:13.

The journey about death will continue because the dead do have a future. And rest assured, there is a hell for certain well defined characters.

What happened at death Nothin’

There are lots of grave yard stories out there about what happens after death. None of them true, if you accept the Bible, as the authentic living Word of God. So expect a series of short discussions about death to set the record straight. Death is a mega buck industry making some very rich. Which includes, the death industry within Christendom.

So for starters, a journey into 2 Kings 22:20. “Surely, therefore, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in PEACE; and your eyes shall not see all the calamity which I will bring upon this place.”

A state of unconsciousness dating back to this historic declaration. “In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it were you taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return,” Genesis 3:19.

It hasn’t changed over the centuries! Death is the final experience reaching us in the 21 century. NEXT: Christendoms argument to the contrary.

Beauty and the Beast

In this world, two primary kingdoms exist. One represents everything that is evil while the other everything that is good. For the former many subsets exist, with variable shades of evil when compared with the latter. But nevertheless, they are all servants of evil. Which includes, our beloved United States. Equally unfortunately, is that the latter is spoiled by many existing subsets also. This latter group of subsets is characterized by the zillions of religions that dot our world. And in some cases, adding to the evil that is desperate to over shadow the good.

It is a battle that started centuries ago and explains conflicts between individuals and nations, even today. All conflicts boil down to this truism, one way, or another, a better way is mine, therefore do as I say.

Centuries ago the Serpent said to the woman, “… you will not die! God knows that in the day you eat thereof, (note discussion Genesis 3:1-3) then then your eyes will be opened, and you shall be as God, (exactly what all conquests promise) knowing good and evil,” Genesis 3:4-5.

Is that what the United States preaches to the world community? Follow us, and practice capitalism and democracy. Going as far as to suggest the nation is the light. Being able to discern between evil and good. Going as far as to silently say, that makes us like God. Our God character has given us the ability to create life forms. First through artificial intelligence and through genetic cloning. Is that not a part of what Genesis 3:4-5 teaches? And part of God’s response was to say, “…Behold! The man has become as one of us to know good and evil, …,”Genesis 3:22.

Our Bible paints them as spaces in time, where one is blanketed as being evil expressed as agents of darkness. Creating confusion because the darkness is so persuasive practically obstructing the brightness of the light or everything that is good.

The good is seen as the light or good showing the way. Allowing for the provision of everything humanity seeks in our respective lives as individuals or nations.

Daniel gives us a fleeting glimpse of this in Daniel 2:22, saying this, “He (God) reveals the deep and secret things.” Commentary: That is what individuals and governments want. With the deep being suggestive for what is craved. But for most it is elusive, seemingly secret. Daniel proceeds by knowing that its the darkness that makes the light elusive. Directing us to know that it is the light which dwells with God that makes that elusive light brighter than the rising sun. Promising to get even brighter as the light progresses through the ages of history but not without some very troubling times, end commentary.

From Revelation 13:1-2, “And I (John) stood upon the sand of the sea … and the beast which I saw was like a leopard … and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority.” In those few words, we have the worlds past, present and future sketched before us. Unfortunately for us, it is a chronicle of what darkness represents.

In order to understand those two verses, we shall visit the book of Daniel. Because Daniel chapter two requires a little more commentary, in addition to what was offered in the previous discussion. Hopefully readers have read and re-read and read it again, Daniel chapter two. The contrast between darkness and light is so explicit. The extremes of the end between darkness and light are magnificent. Because no matter how dark times might get, the light eventually prevails. People should not miss the opportunity to come to grips with the many aspects of darkness and light. Especially the way present history is unfolding before us.

Here are a few more discoveries that wait the reader. This is in addition to what was discussed in the previous discussion. The darkness of King Nebuchadnezzar confuses one. Darkness is destructive and offers no hope. While the light is soothing because it represents God, who offers a bright future not based upon hope but upon His sacred promises.

Daniel 2:31-38, reconstructs for Nebuchadnezzar his forgotten dream. We discover that that this grand image was magnificent as it is beautiful. But its manifestation as a living entity was terrifying. What Daniel outlined for King Nebuchadnezzar, and for us today were images of kingdoms or governments. But it does not mean much because it is just a collection of metals and clay and other substances from the earth. Molded into a lifeless statue.

Starting with verse 36, Daniel interprets the dream. Sharing with King Nebuchadnezzar the existence of four powerful kingdoms. Telling him that he is the head of gold. And that his Babylonian empire would rule the then known world with authority and power.

One can only imagine King Nebuchadnezzar’ reaction upon finding out that two other kingdoms would rule the known world after his fall from power. Perhaps he found comfort of being told that they would be inferior to his Babylonian kingdom. But it did not end there because Daniel sets forth the characteristics of yet a forth empire. This forth empire is the strongest of the four. Though it too would be plagued with problems (wars and divisions) and would be divided into ten more kingdoms, verses 40-49.

Theologians and historians are generally agreed on a time scale for these four world empires. Suggesting that the Babylonian empire reigned from 605 B.C. through 538 B.C. Followed by the Medo-Persian empire for the period of 538 B.C. through 331 B.C. To be replaced by the Grecian empire for the period 331-168 B.C. Only to see the creation of the Roman Empire from 168 B.C. through 476 A.D. This great Roman Empire which fought many crusades and humiliated the world’s modern day darkness or evil, Islam. Seeing it self divided into ten kingdoms around 476 A.D.

And to really fast forward through the pages of history. It is thought today that the old divided nations of the ancient Roman Empire have emerged as the European Union. This emergencies is still a work in progress. Along with the rebirth of Islam as a primary source of darkness and evil. It is thought that it is from this time period. That the Beast of Revelation 13:1-2, which John saw will emerge to terrorize the world.

Turkey has sought membership in the European Union. Seeing it self as much a part of Europe as it is a part of the Middle East. It will not happen because Turkey is a Muslim nation. And the beast of Revelation 13:1-2 is thought to be the Roman Catholic Church. But maybe not because it might well be ISSI. Perhaps the Dragon slipped one past all biblical scholars. Maybe uniting two mortal enemies for centuries. For the final onslaught to exterminate all Jews and Israel.

In those 49 verses of Daniel chapter two, the writer sketched the history of darkness and light. Showing clearly the the light which is our God, the LORD Jesus Christ will prevail as the Beauty who slays the darkness or the Beast. Ultimately preeminence is with those known by Jesus. Hang in there because the days are dark and getting darker.

Journey of Revelations beast across the pages of history

And I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise out of the sea…. and the beast which I saw was like a leopard … and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority,” Revelation 13:1-2.

Without question this beast is to be feared. As we shall see as these discussions progress, this beast is an entity with both political and religious authority. His influence goes beyond simple authority, reaching to powers never before experienced by the inhabitants of this earth.

But in order to get a sense of perspective about this beast, we shall briefly look to the book of Daniel which provides us with some valuable information. In the second chapter of the biblical book of Daniel. We find one of the worlds great kings, who had a very troubling dream which he could not recall. He knew that he had dreamt something horrific. And he was determined to have his dream recalled, along with an interpretation.

So he summoned his advisers to provide him with an interpretation of his dream. But they could not help this poor troubled fellow. Well that did not settle well with King Nebuchadnezzar. So like all governments immemorial to history. King Nebuchadnezzar threatened them with severe punishment if they could not interpret his dream. But to lessen the severity, he sweetened the pot. By promising his advisers with lavish rewards for the interpretation of his night vision. Nebuchadnezzar emphasized the consequences for failure to make his dream known. Telling them that he would cut them to pieces and have their property destroyed. But for successful interpretation of his forgotten dream, riches and prestige would be awarded to them.

The conversation goes on with accusations being made by the King and excuses being put forth by his advisers. His advisers complained that the King asked for the impossible. Because the King could not give them the particulars about his night vision. Saying … ” there is not a man upon the earth that can accomplish what the king demands,” Finally declaring, “Except the God’s, whose dwelling is not with the flesh.” Such a response, only angered the King. Causing him to issue a law calling for the murder of all his advisers through out his Babylonian empire which included the prophet Daniel and his associates.

Eventually the Captain of the Kings guard came for Daniel. Daniel assured the captain that he and his associates could provide the king with an interpretation.

Daniel went home and discussed the situation with his associates. It was decided that they would seek the mercy of the God of heaven concerning the Kings forgotten dream. During the night, Daniel had his own night vision along with the dreams interpretation. But before Daniel approached the King with the answers he blessed the God of heaven. acknowledging Him for His wisdom and might. Daniel offered this specific prayer, “And He changes the times and the seasons, He removes kings and raises up kings. He gives wisdom and knowledge to those who know understanding. He reveals the deep and secrets things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him. I thank You and praise You, O! God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You, have made known to us the King’s demanded,” Daniel 2:21-23.

Learn the lessons of those three verses for yourself. And you will become one of those who are wise. A person of knowledge based upon your understanding of God’s history. How is this accomplished? When Daniel told the captain, that he could give the King what he desired. He had no foreknowledge of what troubled the King or what he wanted. He trusted that God would provide him with what was needed. And by so doing Daniel acknowledged three modern day spiritual principles that are ageless because they reached back to Daniels lifetime as well. The book of Hebrews reveals these words, “Now the just shall live by faith; but if any anyone draws back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him,” Hebrews 10:38. What Daniel communicated to the captain of the Kings guard was done in its purest sense “Now the just shall live by faith.”

Then in the early chapters of the book of Revelation this phrase is repeated several times. “Those who have an ear let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches ….” Followed by a series rewards. Consistent with recent discussions of how God, as a self perpetuating form of government functioned. Which we learned has been copied, by our earthly kingdoms or governments. If you recall the reason for such copy cat behavior is because it is associated with Genesis 2:7, and represents the breath of life which is God’s very soul. Look back to Hebrews 10:38. Our soul, and our very breath is Gods spirit. Death is nothing more than God drawing His breath from us. There is no life, as we know it, until God breathes life into us, Genesis 2:7. And most conclusively, tying it all together is Hebrews 13:8. “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” And the final spiritual principle demanded by God is our adoration of Him. Daniel praised God for His revelation of the king’s dream. All prayers in the Bible are laced with praise for God. When Jesus taught the concept of prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. He said, ” After this manner, therefore when you pray: Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name, verse nine.” “… for Yours is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen,” Matthew 6:13.

Continuing with how God goes about giving this wisdom to the wise. Who through their wisdom comes profound knowledge which in return brings understanding of the scriptures. The simple answer is that the Bible gives us just enough detail about world empires. Which enables us to identify them through unfolding world events that date back centuries and reach into the future. But it is not so simplistic because putting the truth together requires much diligence’s. But it is there for the thirsty, who will stay at God’s alter long enough to get their fill.

Some of this information for Revelation thirteen is found in Daniel chapter two. In which God projected the existence of only four kingdoms from King Nebuchadnezzar time to the end of the age. These four kingdoms would impact the Jews and Christians through the centuries. Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar, “What would happen in the latter days. As he laid upon his bed and experienced his dream, Daniel 2:29. Later in verse 45, Daniel reinforced the dreams meaning for the King. “God has made known to the King what shall come to pass hereafter, and the dream is certain and the interpretation sure.”

We are in the latter part of Daniels interpretation. Where horrific and frightening events will occur shaking the very foundations of the world. Which will be expanded upon as additional discussions follow. But beside the ugly events ahead, this is the ultimate conclusion for those who know Christ as the head of the church. “Who is the first born from the dead, that in all things He might have preeminence, Colossians 1:18. “For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell,” Colossians 1:19.

In the fullness of Colossians 1:18-20, “In those days of these Kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom; which shall not be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all those kingdoms, and it shall stand forever,” Daniel 2:44.

But its the intervening history that we shall study because we need to know about these approaching times. So that we can be prepared for the beast of Revelation chapter thirteen.

Emeritus Pope Bendict’s role in histories spinning wheel where will she stop only one knows

For he has revealed, remember the former things of old for I am God, and there is none else; I am God and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, my counsel shall stand, I will do all my pleasure. (scriptural texts:Isaiah 46:9-10).

For ultimately this reason, whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word. Note Revelation 19:13, And He (Jesus) was clothed with a vesture (body) dipped in blood (crucifixion). And his name is called the Word of God), and the Holy Spirit. And these three are one. (scriptural texts: 1 John 5:1b,7).

But there is one from the ancient of times reaching us today and beyond, who is referred to as the great red dragon. He has a very different out come which is to destroy Christendom. For we have these words from him whose counsel will reveal and endure. And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as her child was born. (scriptural text: Revelation 12:4b).

All this global chaos is the manifestation of the struggle of the great red dragon against the woman wearing a crown of seven stars. For clarity and explanation see previous two postings.

So lets see what, we can learn from histories spinning wheel. Looking to see if God will reveal any signs, as to just where this spinning wheel will make its next stop. No matter where it stops will that be the beginning of the biblical horrors of the great tribulation? Starting with acceleration of church apostasy. From a combo of thugs, the false prophet, antiChrist and the beast who is mastered by the great red dragon? Because that’s what suppose to happen, after the papacy emeritus Benedict XV1 in 2012, according to a prophecy by St. Malachy. The exit of Benedict was missed by a few weeks. But not bad for a twelfth century prophecy from what he visioned by divine providence and what a mortal man recorded. We’ll have to wait and see, if there is any validity to his experiences, as a receiver and recorder.

Some secrets just will not stay hidden. They can’t especially if they are of a biblical order. And that’s just what we might have from a Roman Catholic priest born in 1094 BC at Armagh, Ireland. Born Maolmhaodog ua Morgair; Maol Maedoc; and Malachy O’Morgair. This twelfth century priest was canonized as the first Irish Saint in the Catholic church by Pope Clement 111 in 1190 A.D.

It was while on a trip to Rome, to give an account of the affairs of his diocese to Pope Innocent 11. That he was given a vision of the pontiffs, who would serve in Christ’ stead until the end of time. Legend has it that St. Malachy prepared a manuscript of his vision and gave it to Pope Innocent 11. Supposedly the manuscript remained unknown buried deep in the secretive vaults of the Roman Catholic empire. There they rested undisturbed for 440 years. Allegedly, St Malachy through his vision wrote about the great apostasy of the church which would result in the destruction of the Papal Throne. And usher in the horrific events prophesied according to our scriptures.

As noted the Malachy Prophecies disappeared. One can only imagine that no Roman pontiff would want any such manuscript circulated that declared the demise of his church. Especially since popes supposedly serve in Christ’ stead. Catholic eschatology sees itself as the institution that conquers the world. Roman theology has no place for the likes of Malachian eschatology that forecasts the city of seven hills being destroyed after the reign of emeritus Pope Benedict XV1. Especially since another vicar in Christ’ stead, Peter Romanus is the reigning pope. To discover such a fate for his beloved church, though perhaps doubtful in his own mind. Yet unsettling, that just might have cause Pope Innocent to bury the document in the deepest of Vatican cellars.

Gone they were for over four hundred years, until a Benedictine priest discovered them. The discover, Arnold de Wion, who served the Vatican as its librarian and historian. He published St. Malachy’s, “Prophecy of the Popes,” in a massive eighteen hundred page volume. Entitled, “The Lignum Vitae translated Tree of Life,” published in 1595.

Most people associated with the Catholic church thought Malachy’s prophecy was a forgery and dismissed such notions that a dreaded beast would appear on the world scene in 2012. They scoffed at any notion that God would judge the church harshly for her apostasy. While Pope Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), reigned as pope. Critical of any classification referring to the church, as the mysterious Babylon headquartered on Vatican Hill of the seven hilled city. Destined for  apocalyptic destruction by fire for lack of piety, were matters that most Roman churchman would soundly reject.

Then comes along Belgian Jesuit, Rene Thibaut, 1883-1952. Who found merit in St. Malachy’s prophecy. Concluding that the prophecy was of supernatural origin. In 1951, he published, “The Mysterious Prophecy of the Popes.”

What captured the attention of serious religious scholars and historians was his calculations of forty popes prior to Petrus Romanus. Those forty popes provide a history of more than four centuries, totaling four hundred and forty years. Thibaut determined that popes reigned an average of eleven years. So he started with Pope Gregory X111 (1572) and ended with the year 2012. Why 2012? Because that’s when St. Malachy’s prophesied that the world will end, with Petrus  Romanus as the reigning pope. Here’s Thibaut math, 11×40=440+1572=2012. (source:Petrus Romanus:The Final Pope is Here by Thomas R. Horn, Cris D. Putnam).

None of that generated much interested especially back in the sixteenth century. Because 2012, was so far away, St Malachy’s prophecy was more of an insult and an annoyance. Nor did it generate much interest in the twenty first century, except for the aforementioned people. After all the world had a reigning pope in Rome, Benedict XV1, and not Peter the Roman. However, with Pope Benedict hinting that he might resign. And finally doing so on 12 February 2013. Needless to say, though originally denied by the Vatican, such fact or rumor had generated tons curiosity. With certain religious organizations scheduling public conferences about St. Malachy’s prophecy.

One thing is certain time will be the truth bearer. And, as you ponder the magnitude of such an occurrence. Keep in mind the centricity of all this from the inerrant living breathing Word of God found at Revelation 17:10-11. Which has been discussed, in previous postings in this series.

Has Emeritus Pope Benedict’s role in histories spinning stopped? Only one knows and that’s histories only perfect truth teller who said, “But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (scriptural text:Matthew 24:36).

Winds Whirl around Vatican City let the wheels of history spin their pleasures

On the earth today from centuries past. Perhaps about to impact the people of the earth, as never before. For you see God in his majesty has declared the end from the beginning. Bringing the ancient of times to the forefront for conclusion. Because in His majesty, He declared that His counsel will stand and He will do his pleasure. (scriptural texts:Isaiah 46:9-10). It all boils down to this, God wants us to know developing occurrences, so that we in Christ can be prepared to deal with them. Is it the absences of Pope Benedict XV1 from the papal throne? And the arrival of Pope Francis, who isn’t new because he already was and is of the seven. (scriptural texts:Revelation 17:10-11). Or is it the emergence of a revived Roman Empire? Who knows not for certainty the declaration of the end from the being? Not this padre, but got some signs to share, so as not to be caught unprepared.

Let the wheels of history spin their pleasures. Because picturesque from God’s heaven. We see one referred to as a great red dragon. Signaling the endurance of the one who is guilty of betrayal to his God. (scriptural texts:Isaiah 14:12-14). The master of deception in the most cruel and inhuman ways, as he targets the final destruction of the twelve stars in the woman’s crown. (scriptural texts:Revelation 12:1-5). The faithful servants of God through Jesus Christ, who are the church. It has been said that all that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing. Wrong! Evil prevails because of the failure of the church to attack evil. The red dragon, for instance, isn’t targeting the United Nations for destruction. To the contrary the UN may well be part of the red dragons tail that sweeps away a third of Christendom. (explained later).

We discover that the red dragon has seven heads which may well be Catholicisms empire on the seven hills of Rome, Italy. This dragon has ten horns which perhaps is picturesque of the ten providence’s created by Augustus Caesar. The great red dragon was crowned into the royalty of evil. Designed by God to show the church the deceptiveness of evil, when portrayed as good. God teaches us that the evil of the red dragon wears seven crowns on his head. Signaling that the crowned jewel of evil is not alone in his conquest to destroy Christendom. But has the crushing allegiance of earthly kingdoms, who find Christendom very annoying (scriptural text:Revelation 12:3).

So in a final purge, the great red dragon with the embodiment that is human, maybe a Pope from Rome. Then in partnership with other governments and world bodies. Sweeps through them with with his tail and a third part of the stars in heaven being cast to to earth. Thus destroying 33 1/3 of meaningful Christendom. Most likely through brutal warlike slaughter of Christians. But with God prevailing through His promise. The gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. (scriptural text:Matthew 16:18). Note: Peter is picturesque of the crowned stars that the woman wore, just like you and me. Jesus is the rock upon which those stars become valiant and impenetrable. Even against the combined forces of hell.

So the lesson learned Christendom has, and will suffer casualties, but the great red dragon, once again could not succeed. As 66 2/3 percent of faithful Christendom survived. So we observe grotesque evil parading over the woman. As she is in labor because her stars from her crown will always bring newborns  into the cause of Christ. To be continued.

Paranormal of Vatican City is normal cas it is suppose 2 b

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet. And on her head a crown of twelve stars. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his head.

And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God and His throne.

You have read some excerpts from the book of Revelation chapter twelve. Starting with verse one and ending with verse six.

The book of Revelation is complex and difficult book to understand. Because it combines what has happened, is happening, with what is still to occur.

If you want to understand world dynamics, do the best that you can to master the book of Revelation. For instance, God wanted us to see from heavens perspective what transpired concerning the birth of His church through Jesus, then his ascension to heaven. In a subtle way the church is seen through, Revelation 12:1-2. We have this phrase from verse one, “and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” God often speaks to us using metaphors that are picturesque of an important truth. Here God presents the royalty of His church by portraying the woman wearing a crown. And the twelve stars are picturesque of his twelve disciples. Who launched the greatest human event in world history, the church. Whose primary responsibility was, and is to make clear the following. “And there is no other God beside Me, a just God and a Savior. Look to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other,” Isaiah 45:21b-22. And that crown that the woman is wearing is picturesque to the determination and faithfulness of God to those verses from Isaiah. As acknowledged by Peter, “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away,” 1 Peter 5:4. But at a tremendous cost; as we shall learn, as this series continues.

There we have centuries of history, which is still being played out upon the world stage. Because hovering over the woman who gave birth to the church, verse two. Was another wonder from heaven, and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his head verse three. Expect to learn something about Pope Benedict XV1, and the emergence of the ancient Roman Empire. If so, and it’s a questionable if so, but the end times might be upon us during our lifetimes. Only observation will tell us because God gives us signs and not specific calendar dates and times. And Benedict, might be one of those signs. And equally so, he might not be one of those signs. Because what’s being discussed here is Revelation 17:10-11 which has been elaborated upon in this series.

God’s soverign empire and its legality

Starting a journey of discussions that will end with a discussion about the beasts of Revelation chapter thirteen. It is all about, not only, the dangers these beasts pose, but also their absolute powers that they perpetuate. Their evils loom over all us now, but will intensify as time marches on. It all starts with the following.

We all know that for the authenticity of a document to be legal, it requires several steps. These steps require a name of the official, the persons title and domain of jurisdiction.

Two examples will be outlined with the latter being copied by the former.

First the former which represents governments. But for this posting, our U.S. government which we will discover models itself after the latter. For a congressional piece of legislation to become law, these three steps are necessary. The sitting U.S. presidents name must appear on the legislation, along with his title and the extent of his domain of jurisdiction. With this example, the domain of jurisdiction is the United States of America, and all people living within its borders.

This secular or earthly model patterns itself after the heavenly or godly model. Almost as if the godly gave inspiration to the secular. Which is a reasonable assumption, based upon the fact that all human life is connected to God through the creation process. “And the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul,” Genesis 2:7. Thereby, connecting humanity forever with their creator. Verse 7, of Genesis two, helps us understand two divinely ordained suppositions. First it explains humanities never ending quest to find a connection between ourselves and God. Often giving expression through countless numbers of religions. Then the second supposition is how humanity validates its contract over a claim of authority for its model after God’s example. Both suppositions suggest that no matter how much humanity denies God’s existence, his influence is undeniable.

Note the similarities, God established a seal for his authenticity of legal domain and jurisdiction. First a name was put forth, God announced his name in Isaiah 42:8. “I am the LORD: that is my name….” Followed by a title, for the LORD, his title is the creator. “These are the generations of the heavens and earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD made the earth and the heavens,” Genesis 2:4. Our LORD determined that a declaration of authority by law would be required. Clarifying the reach of his legal dominion. Which He did through Psalms 24:1, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”

There you have it because God established the requirements for legal empowerment over a world and all people therein. Copied exactly by our earthly governments. Pretty spectacular! and in capsule form they are (1) name (2) title (3) jurisdiction of domain for enforcement.

All legal documents are patterned after God’s model. Examine one of your own for proof. Could be a bank loan, credit card agreement or a mortgage contract. That is what gives businesses jurisdiction to take adverse action against their customers. And it is what gives governments, the authority to be a kingdom unto itself.

The enemy within the land

Picking up where the previous posting left off, “May the devil give u no rest.” Here are a few more facts Americans need to come to grips with. Because If American Muslims have their way this information will impact our lives. And indeed the devil will give us no rest.

So from the Muslim perspective, here we go. (1) There is only Allah and Mohammad is his prophet. (2) Islam is a better religion than any other. (3) Islam has a better government and system of law than any other. (4) ANYBODY NOT A MUSLIM IS WORTH LESS THAN A MUSLIM, including muslim females, DESERVES LESS RESPECT, AND UNDER ISLAMIC LAW, SHOULD BE TREATED AS A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN WITH FEWER RIGHTS AND A HEAVY TAX BURDEN. (5) EVERY MUSLIM  SHOULD STRIVE TO MAKE THE WHOLE WORLD AND EVERYONE IN IT FOLLOW ISLAMIC LAW. THAT IS THEIR PRIME DIRECTIVE. (6) Striving for the prime directive is the most important thing a Muslim can do. It is their most important religious duty. It’s the most important expression of their religious faith. (7) They, should strive to accomplish the prime directive with their time, money, speech and writing, AND WITH WEAPONS, IF NECESSARY. (8) IF THEY ARE IN A PLACE WHERE MUSLIMS DON’T HAVE HAVE DOMINANT POLITICAL POWER, They CAN AND SHOULD DECEIVE NON-MUSLIMS, IF IT HELPS MUSLIMS ACCOMPLISH THE PRIME DIRECTIVE. (source: Citizen Warrior).

The aforementioned separates Islam from Judaism and Christianity in the following way. The Jews are governed by halacha law. While Catholics are governed by canon law, and protestants adhere to God’s edicts and the teachings of Jesus Christ. But neither of the three religions have any aspirations to forcefully impose their religion as a legal system upon the other two, or the rest of the world. As does Islam through sharia law as had been discussed yesterday and with this discussion.

According to Joanne Bregman, Act for America, “Sharia tries to attain its objectives using non-violent methods. However, when required, and under specified sets of conditions, the use of violence, and outright war to establish the supremacy of sharia law is not just allowed, but required. The use of force or war is called jihad. Jihad also includes other non-violent methods such as lawfare, infiltration, subversion and information warfare.”

Ultimately, no matter what the cost all constitutional republics must be replaced with a theocracies. Because there is no such thing as a separate secular authority or law under sharia. Since religion, and state do not exist separate from one another.

Like Paul every generation has to ask the hard questions. Paul looking at evil, eye to eye said, “O full of deceit and all fraud, you the son of the devil, you the enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?” Acts 13:9-10.

Today in God’s Judeo-Christian America, we must ask the same questions, Because indeed Muslims, who populate the nation are determined to pervert our Judeo-Christian heritage. And if we Jews and Christians don’t respond, America will increasingly experience the wrath of evil, as only Muslims can inflict, as children of the devil.

No doubt the following can also help. “Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and require it,” John Adams, 1776, who would become the second U.S. President.

Those of us, who adhere to the Adam’s declaration must must find was to reinstitute the warfare of the Adam’s declaration. Always remembering the Pauline declaration aforementioned above. “You cease not from perverting the straight ways of the Lord.”