a new climate for national security

 

“Climate change will cause droughts, floods, extreme weather events, crop failure, acidic oceans, fishery collapse, starvation, and disease.

This will cause conflict over scare resources, and mass migration by people in search of security, and the essentials of life.

Which will lead to sustained natural and humanitarian disasters on a scale, and at a frequency far beyond those we see today.

When populations get desperate, the likelihood of military conflicts goes up, and the more the instability, the more likely the pressure to use our military,” Vice Admiral, Dennis V. McGinn, USN (retired) Special to the St. Petersburg Times, section P, Sunday, 20 Sept 09

Preceding Vice Admiral McGinn by centuries came the whispering voice of Jesus Christ. Whispered because so few take His warnings seriously, resulting in the nations woes. Who said, “For nations shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences and earthquakes, in various places,” Matthew 24:7.

And when, a time might come that some may think the worse is behind us, it gets worse. Especially for those of us who are faithful to Jesus Christ. We find these words from the source of all knowledge. “All these are the beginnings of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Matthew 24:8-9.

Briefly, this is what it’s all about. Western civilizations for centuries had placed an emphasize on the teachings from the word of God. Incorporating the words of the Ten Commandments to shape the legal frame work of their national laws for both moral and social stability. And when the United States was born, our nation became a Christian nation by honoring and practicing the biblical history of the well established Judeo-Christian heritage. But that is all becoming distant history for the world community, including the United States. And as most can sense, there is a serious turn to despise everything and everybody associated with Jesus Christ.

Causing this effect,”And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets, shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound (acceptance of non-Christ like behaviors), the love of many shall grow cold (the practice of Christ like virtues),” Matthew 24:10-12. But, they that endure unto the end shall be saved. Because of this determination against all adversity, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come,” Matthew 24:13-14.

the smoking wreckage of America

It’s a changing world, as Americans well know. Americans are becoming accustomed to living amid the smoking wreckage of various once proud industries. With Wall Street banks in ruins and then remade to withstand the next jolt of failures. Newspapers dying by the dozens.

They say the great recession is over, as jobs are available by the thousands. Only problem with those jobs is that they pay less, and everything necessary to sustain the workers is increasing. Which continues to send workers to state agencies for food stamps and other governmental services like unemployment compensation. Government can’t have that because it makes mockery out of their recovery. Solution! Disable all sources for sustainable assistance. After all the government argues the slack can be made up by working two or three jobs.

Seems like auto makers have recover from their bankruptcies. With one proud auto maker who once announced, as GM goes, so goes America. Today that G.M. slogan is to be avoided by one and all. Because no one wants to go the way of General Motors. Of course, G.M. didn’t mean it in the sense of a bankrupt industry and nation. But rather it was a slogan of prosperity for G.M. the industry and the nation as a whole. Days gone maybe forever. Indeed a sad day for America. What the public is observing is a facade concerning the new vitality of the American economy.

With another shocker heralding the headlines but with most not paying much attention because its representative of the new America. Public schools have become death and war zones. Death zones as intruders ravage schools with bullets. And where student behaviors make schools war zones caused by an asunder of destructive behaviors. Sometimes so severe that students kill themselves. Public school administrators trying desperately to find away to stop the hurt. Resulting in America’s public schools becoming academic nightmares.

From what I have personally observed in Florida, if the nations future is in the hands of these students, America is in big trouble. Most are academically inept beyond ineptness. That is not to say that there are not pockets of academic excellence. Just not enough to make a national or global difference like the America of yesterday. Educators are dumbfounded because students are more in charge of schools than the school districts. And if this is a national trend outside of Florida, then America has no future like those of the nations yesterdays.

Schools have become giant day care centers funded by the government. Because merchants, parents and police don’t want them roaming the streets getting into trouble. So discipline in schools is minimal and students know it. Allowing them to behave for the most part as they please. Making class room academic standards and management very difficult. And to a very large extent, that explains the Trayvon Martin episode. He crossed a hard line hard to cross and got kicked out of school. Followed by poor parenting that got him killed which was his problem from the beginning.

The causes, America, has turned its back on God. Deciding to go it their own way, as exemplified by humanities first couple. A guy named Adam and a gal named Eve, who paid severely for there choice, as is America. America at the water well of prosperity that is drying up but it can be reversed. But, for that to happen the nation needs a spiritual revival. Hopefully, what is to follow might inspire some to fight for the return of a Christ respecting and God fearing people. It must start in our homes and our public schools.

A lot of what we know about today’s world occurred because a man of God named Jacob. Who blessed his son Joseph and his two grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh. So it is time to take a look at Jacob’s son and his grandsons. Who together set the course of history for centuries, but whose history is understood by few. With that history unfolding upon the world stage today.

In Genesis 49:1-33, a chapter worthy of your study because this discussion will discuss just a few verses. In verse one, Jacob, whom we now know as Israel, from Genesis 32:28. Gathers his family together for a meeting. And he declares, “… gather that I might tell that which will befall you in the last days,” Genesis 49:1.

Jacob said that Joseph would be a fruitful bough whose branches will run over a wall. A fruitful bough by a well, Genesis 49:22. That verse suggest that Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh, who were endowed with the birth rights of Israel, Genesis 32:28. With the two brothers becoming the benefactors of his blessings. For they would both grow into a multitude of people in the midst of the earth, Genesis 48:16. And from their presences, among the people Jacob, now Israel, announces that Ephraim would become a multitude of nations, Genesis 48:19. And from his ancestry, the British once bragged that the sun never set upon its empire. With Manasseh, also becoming a people, who would also be great, Genesis 48:19.

Then as succinctly as possible, Genesis 49:22, meant unparalleled prosperity, and power through every conceivable aspect imaginable. Note the prevailing endurance of Almighty God to the everlasting hills. To the crown of Joseph because he was separated from his brethren. Set aside for greatness through his sons, Genesis 49:23-26. And! America has harvested the bounties of the endurance of Almighty God. But that is slipping away, as the well water evaporates. Disallowing the flowering branches of prosperity to climb the walls.

Indeed a fruitful bough whose branches shall run over the wall. A fruitful bough by a well, Genesis 49:22. With that verse suggesting that Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh. Who were endowed with the birth rights of Israel, Genesis 32:28. Both of whom would grow into a multitude of people in the midst of the earth, Genesis 48:28. Which led Jacob or Israel to announce that Ephraim would become a multitude of nations, Genesis 48:19. And from his ancestry the sun never did set upon the British empire for a very long time. But Jacob also announced that Manasseh would become a people of great stature, Genesis 48:19.

But a great shadow is being cast upon the land of Manasseh, as America travels the dried up canals of prosperity. Water the symbol of life and prosperity barely sustains the inhabitants. Leaving not enough nutritious water for the branches of growth that use to produce growth over the walls. Suggesting that barriers were no obstacle to American prosperity. Because the land use to sing proudly, “In God We Trust.” The only fountain of water for personal or national prosperity.

But before moving on, a little back tracing to Genesis 49:22. What verse 22 announces is the following. It would be through the ancestry of Jacob, “a prince for and by God!” Who was endowed with the power of God, and through God, would experience prevailing authority over humanity, Genesis 32:28.

Then Jacob traces his own ancestry back to Abraham and Isaac, who would grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth, Genesis 48:16. And with a few words, we have a configuration of two great peoples and three great nations. The Jews, and the English speaking people, who would in history become the nations of Israel, Great Britain and the United States. And with little doubt, these peoples and, their nations have made a mess of things. But many who read this, are like me, apart of these peoples and nations. It is our duty to God to struggle, and I do mean struggle, to return our people and nations back to our Christ centered Judeo-Christian heritage and traditions.

And then through Abraham would come the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, who has come and gone. But will return eventually and establish His kingdom and rule from Jerusalem. In the meantime the directive form Jesus is clear, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; then shall the end come,” Matthew 24:14.

This reader is powerful material because it is life changing by smothering the smoking wreckage of America, and beyond our shores. It should be carefully read and studied. So that the reader will be able to expand its contents beyond this discussion. As this padre, has only scratched the surface. Because as 1 Corinthians 14:3 reports, “He (Jacob) that prophesies speaks to humanity for edification, exhortation and comfort.” Summing up the true purpose of the Christian obligation for all of us.

Weep not Lion of Judah Root of David has prevailed to open the scroll and loose the seven seals

Most are aware that Christ, was brought back to life from death. But many, fail to see the duality it represented. As being allegorical, to the human experience. Just as it was necessary for Christ to be murdered which was another truth with an allegorical meaning. That duality manifests itself, when Christians are murdered in the service of their redeemer. Both are proven, when Christ was buried, as being, as much human, as he was God. He like many before entered into this state of nothingness which we know as death. At the appropriate time, God called Jesus back to life. After a brief time, He was resurrected and later ascended to heaven.

What scriptures teach about the resurrection of the dead from the grave. Is very different from what is often believed. Many believe that once a person dies they are immediately rewarded with heaven or damnation. The concept of eternal damnation is for a later discussion. Other than to say, that people who die, Christian or not, go to their graves. The scriptures teach that upon death our spirits return to God, who gave it. Note! Ecclesiastes 12:7.

The Bible does not promise heaven as a reward! Instead, the promise is one of eternal ruler ship with Christ in the Kingdom of God. This kingdom will be established on our earth.

Here is the majestic description from Revelation, chapter five. An elder said, weep not! Behold the the “Lion of Judah,” “the Root of David,” has prevailed to open the scroll, and loose the seven seals, verse five.

In the midst of the throne. Surrounded by four living creatures and elders. Stood a Lamb as though he had been slain. Having seven horns and seven eyes, which were the seven spirits of God sent forth into all the earth, verse six.

He came forth and took the scroll out of the right hand of him that sat on the throne, verse seven.

When he had taken the scroll, the 4 living creatures and the twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb. They had harps and golden bowls with incense used when praying for the saints, verse eight. Interesting notion, four living creatures, along with 24 elders praying for the saints.

They sung a new song. Singing you are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals. FOR YOU WERE SLAIN AND HAVE REDEEMED US TO GOD BY YOUR BLOOD. From every kindred, tongue, people, and nation, verse nine.

You have made us, unto our God, a kingdom of priests, and we shall reign on the earth, verse ten.

Then the seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven saying. THE KINGDOM of this WORLD has become the KINGDOM of OUR LORD, and HIS CHRIST and HE SHALL RULE FOREVER and EVER, Revelation 11:15. Another interesting notion, all these earthly governments succumbing to Christ with the earth becoming his kingdom.

What a piece of majestic Biblical literature! Christians who toil in the service of our Lord should find great comfort in such a perspective.

Job knew that death was inevitable. He also knew he would live again. He said that while in his grave that he would wait for his appointed time. Knowing that some time in the future, his change would come. You (Jesus) will call, and I will answer. You will call and, I will answer because you desire to finish your work. Job 14:14-15.

This we know, as the first resurrection, but Job will not be called at the first resurrection. It is about Christ beginning to take upon himself the remaining work that needs to be finished. Christ, has been silent for centuries, when the final work begins and the seals opened. Scripturally, it is put this way, Christ himself shall descend from heaven. With the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God. With the dead in Christ being raised first, 1 Thessalonians 4:16. The dead in Christ being resurrected. Meeting Christ in the sky and not in heaven. Some where between heaven and earth. The dead in Christ, who are they?

Verse fourteen tell us exactly who they are, and why they are apart of this first resurrection. They are the people who have died after Christ’s ascension to heaven. People who shared a belief that Jesus died and rose again. They are the people who had experienced the new birth. It is the only way to participate in the kingdom God, John 3:3, from a place called earth.

At the appointed time Jesus will come with the clouds of heaven, Daniel 7:13. The saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom, and possess it forever, even forever and ever, Daniel 7:18. Upon this first resurrection they are referred to as “saints.” In Revelation 5:10, they are referred to kings and priests. Where they will rule with Christ, according Revelation 11:15.

At this first resurrection, no mention is to made to anybody being in heaven. The verses mention refers to their ruler ship on earth, with Christ, as being for ever.

1948 history playing out on the world stage today

“From the secular pages of violence and destruction whirling at the Israeli Prime Minister are these echos of trouble. You have done it Mr. Prime Minister, you have thrown a crippling wrench into the peace process by demanding recognition of Israel as a Jewish state,” Egyptian President Hosini Mubark before being chased from office. By a peoples uprising, resigning, 11 February 2011, 16:49 hrs. GMT. Nevertheless, the same rhetoric continues like the words of a prophet haunting the world.

Mubark hit that nail square on its head. Because Muslims can not deny their destinies, as a people of violence. We find that truth in Genesis 16:11-12. With their primary being the death of all Jews world wide. Despite that an angel of the LORD was  dispatched, and declared to the birth mother of Islam, “Behold you are with child, and shall give birth to a son, and you shall call his name Ishmael and he will be a wild  man [a people of destruction] his hand against every man, [waring] and every man’s against him; [in self defense] and he shall dwell among his brothers [a global menace].” [emphasis this writer]

And from that announcement the global atrocities of Islam are literally playing out on the world stage today. Agitated when the state of Israel was craved out of a small piece of land in Palestine. It had to happen because we find these words, which had found their prophetic fulfillment in 1948. Many centuries after they were announced. “I will put my Spirit in you [Israel] and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall you know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and preformed it,” says the LORD, Ezekiel 37:14.

But the saga does not end there, because the prophet Joel knew the future from God and wrote. “Proclaim this among the nations. Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, L let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your hooks into spears; let the weak say, I am strong,” Joel 3:9-10. And, around those words of self defense swirls the anguish of our current Islamic global conflicts. But Christendom, isn’t responding despite continuous Islamic attacks upon the non-Muslim world. Separated by centuries when Christendom soundly defeated Islam. But, will this current Islamic assault play out differently? It will if President Trump continues the chess game his predecessors played with Israel. Islamic defeat is not only in the hands of President Trump. If it is to occur it must be accompanied by an awakened church.

The problem is that the church today is in a state stagnation which makes it an impossible warrior when combating Islamic evils. Today when the church sings, “Onward Christian Soldiers,” marching as to war. It’s just a collection of words set to inspirational lyrics.

The brutality of Islam against its own people within Islamic nations which splash across the news wires. Creates vivid images of life under Islamic rule. That is the kind of governance Muslims envision for the world community. And they are fighting to implement their objective with every attempted or successful terror attack. While the church mostly, depends on the government to wage the battle of opposition. And that battle is failing because previous administrations have insisted that Islam as a way of life is peaceful. With just a few jihadist giving Islam a bad name. Muslims aren’t going to belly up and play dead. As they discover that the Trump administration sees them for what they are which is a force for evil.

The church needs to be a powerful wind blowing its directives of strategies of encouragement for the Trump administration because Trump has shown a willingness to protect the nation from Islam. Because Jesus, intended the church to be His light against evil. And, we know American politicians bend with the direction of the wind.

So the followers of Jesus Christ, must sound another trumpet. This one in support of making America great again. That’s keyed through return of our Judeo-Christian traditions to the American landscape.

This is the inevitable. It’s just a matter of timing as history unfolds nationally and internationally. Climaxing with, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near the valley of decision,” Joel 3:14. A time of godly retribution, “So shall you know that I am the LORD, your God dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy. And no aliens shall ever pass through her again,” Joel 3:17

People within the Body of Christ, God’s church with a sense of biblical awareness long for that occurrence. Because the wild war making insurgents of Muslims will have been destroyed with all other enemies of God, “He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore,” Isaiah 2:4.

And in between this struggle, the civilized community, absent any Islamic contributions struggles to make the world a place of plenty. Thinking that with peace we can expand the land of plenty for everybody. A wish not attainable despite their best efforts.

The land of plenty is a gift from God. Using three nations as object lessons as to what can occur as plentiful, when God is honored by the keeping of his commandments. Those nations were Great Britain, the United States and Israel. That little piece of land carved out of Palestine was a desert wasteland. Turned into a land of plenty by God Almighty. The envy of the Arab/Muslim world. And the worlds community of people can’t see the masterpiece God has on display for them. Instead they choose global conflicts and mounting misery.

Prophetic history 4 today & tomorrow

It has been said that he who laughs last laughs the loudest. It’s God, who will laugh the loudest. Because of a declaration from God, as to the decadence of a peoples history. Determined to silence God, Psalms 2:1-2. With that decadency having a very intended focus Because of a bond designed by God uniting Jew and Gentile. In the United States, we refer to that bond as our Judeo-Christian heritage. A heritage that sweep America to the forefront of global envy. In every aspect of individual and national existence. And in due time, the offspring of the aging Jewish patriarch Abraham gave way to their upstarts in America because we Americans have a direct traceable linage back to Abraham. Many in the United States and Israel can’t explain it but they can sense it. Causing an inseparable union that will hold despite the forces determined to eliminate that bond.

And there is no greater force of evil determine to destroy that union than Islam. Greatly helped along by the blinded and then ignorant United States government. There is no hope for America, apart from the revitalized Body of Christ, who constitute his sacred church. To come together for the single purpose to eradicate this demonic evil called Islam. Closing down there military fortresses referred to as mosques. Think 9/11, Fort Hood, Flight 253 and Lady al-Qaida. From those fortresses they emerged to attack us. On sacred, United States soil, given to us by God Almighty through Jacob to be a great instrument for his righteousness. If you don’t know that history, learn it, it’s vital! While at the same time sending those jihadists to their stinking hell holes that they emerged from. Far from American shores.

And having said that the majority laugh, scoff and mock at such statements of a bonding between two peoples. But nevertheless they also sense such a bond, and have determined the following. “Let us break their bonds asunder and cast their union from us,” Psalms 2:3. Here is why our bonds shall never be broken. Because it is said, he who laughs last will laugh the loudest, playing out like this. “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord (Jesus Christ) shall have them in derision,” Psalms 2:4.

In due time, it will unfold like this, “Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure,” Psalms 2:5. Make no mistake, it is playing out on our national stage right now. As America tumbles from greatness to mediocrity, and then to oblivion by being forgotten by God. If it can’t be seen emerging, there must be a great degree of blindness. Everything about America has taken a sour swing south. And with that a holy God becomes more angry. Because America is putting His first love Israel, in serious jeopardy, too.

Israel shares equal blame because she has denied Jesus Christ as her personal and national Messiah. Therefore, the future of these two nations will be in for some very unsettling times. Doubt it, just keep watching world events.

Nevertheless Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel will always be returned to its rightful owner. For we have these promises, “Yet have I set my king (Jesus) upon my holy hill of Zion (Jerusalem). I will declare the decree. The LORD hath said unto Me, (Jesus) You are My Son. Today have I begotten you,” Psalms 2:7. A prophetic announcement of the eternal Judeo-Christian kingdom with Jesus as its king from Zion or Jerusalem.

It is said by God to Jesus and accepted by Jesus. “Ask of Me, and I shall give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession. You will  break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potters vessel,” Psalms 2:8-9.

There is an exhausting time ahead for the inhabitants of this earth. It’s called the terrible day of the Lord. Until that day, or as long as God allows. He begs us to make known the following to all the worlds power brokers. And most particularly His beloved people, who make up His Judeo-Christian community which reaches beyond Israel and the United States. “Now therefore, be wise O kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are those who put their trust in Him,” Pslams 2:10-12.

Meaning worship in humility or you will perish from the way of divine providence. When His wrath is kindled just a little. And meaning that at this stage in humanities history it wouldn’t take much to usher in that terrible day of the Lord. That has always been God’s promise to individuals and nations. A promise America has enjoyed for so very long. But current thoughts and behaviors by increasing number of Americans seems to suggest. That it’s more prudent to leave divine providence in American affairs behind.

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you, let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid,” John 14:27. For those who favor divine providence in their affairs. Is to experience His peace by being able to grasp divine awareness of events as they occur. It’s a journey of enlightenment that can’t be learned. It must be experienced.

Biblical explanation 4 Islams evil

Our world is slowly being given a new face, It’s Islamic! Only a revitalized church can send this Islamic movement in retreat. Because the world is on a collision course. Being steered by forces outside of individual or government control. Two forces that are propelling themselves with greater and greater velocity towards each other. Which can only erupt with greater and greater calamity. These forces are represented by good and evil. With the forces of good being represented by our Judeo-Christian heritage, dependent upon Christ centered churches. With the other force being evil and represented by Islam and its patronizing sympathetic coalitions. Such as governments, especially governments who make up the United Nations, leftist organizations, and to our shame, some churches.

What makes some of these forces difficult to identify is that they are embodied in nation states. So that the world sees global unrest and its wars, as being wars between secular states. To a certain degree that is true. But the real danger between our colliding worlds will manifest itself more. As Islam moves to make Islamic states out of nations, as they move West. Make no mistake the United States is in the Islamic hunt. 9/11, FULFILLED A BIBLICAL EXPLANATION FOR ISLAMS EVIL !!!

It’s all by prophetic design. With Israel and the United States being the center piece of many prophecies. Reference to the Jewish state is well documented in the Bible. That is not the case concerning the United States. While the U.S. is not directly mentioned, it is in a more obscure way. The United States, can be traced by the serious student of the Bible. Through Jacob, to his son Joseph, the father of Manasseh. Through whom, we trace our lineage as a nation. That is our historical connection with the Jews. An inseparable bond between Jew, and Gentile. From that connection came the birth of our Judeo-Christian heritage.

The existence of these two nations, as a people is in great danger because of their spiritual ethnicity. Which has made them targets for extinction by Islam and peripheral groups like al-Qaeda and ISSI. Do not allow the secular world and some Christian organizations to feed you a false line. That it’s only a few radicals from numerous peripheral Islamic countries that represent a threat to world civility. It’s the song Muslims sing in the United States. And that Jews, and Christians do not have anything to fear from the Islamic world. We have a history that tells us differently because wherever a Muslim is found Jews and Christians are in danger. The larger their numbers the greater the danger.

That is their pathetic history as one takes notice of attempted, or actual Islamic violence around the world. Muslims can’t even live in civility among themselves, as globally they kill each other. From that perspective, it’s impossible to expect Muslims to be a civil neighbor for long in non-Muslim states. In America, we have 9/11, as our proof, and the Islamic massacre at Fort Hood. Followed by the near fatal attack upon Northwest Flight 253, on Christmas day a while ago, as it approach Detroit’s Metro airport. Including numerous failed or planned attempts, exemplified at Fort Dix. Like the plans of Lady al Qaeda which played out in a Manhattan federal court room. Which ended in a with a conviction, 03 February 2010, details with tomorrows discussion. And not to be left out of the fray the horrific bombing at the 26.2 mile marker at the Boston Marathon, 15 April 2013. Memorialized by the state of Massachusetts and Maine, as Patriots’ Day which needs to be memorialized as a national observation.

Instead we had an American president Barack Obama, who lied to himself, and the American public and the world community. By extending an olive branch of peace and good will to the Islamic world. And worse yet by proclaiming pride to having Muslims living in America. Which only serves as an inspiration to evil, because it helps evil to understand that the prey is soon to be devoured.

Though deceased, Osama bin Laden’s promise to President Obama lives. Assuring America that more attacks will follow. Guaranteeing that there will be no peace or security for Americans. Nobody should be fooled into thinking that peace and security will now emerge because of his death. The Muslim community in America has pick up his torch to place America in greater danger. The Muslim world has issued this statement, after confirming his death. “A curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries.” Source:national and international news wires, who attributed the statement as being posted on various Muslim websites.

But this to is by prophetic design, and because of that, they are helpless to be any different from what they truly are, a very violent people. Muslims trace their lineage back to Abraham, and his illegitimate son, Ishmael. Which strongly suggest that Islam is an illegitimate system of governance. Which uses the shield of religion to make war wherever they are found. Islamic mosques are nothing more than military fortresses from which Muslims emerge to attack us. And that’s way Americans will never be safe. This is the result of Islams prophetic lineage, as recorded in Genesis 16:12. “And he (Ishmael father of Islam) will be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

World turmoil over religion

Message from a biblical Preacher in his own words 10 centuries before Christ.

Writing, “The words of the Preacher, the son of David king in Jerusalem” Ecclesiastes 1:1. With the Jewish empire established in Jerusalem for centuries, why would they surrender Jerusalem to Muslim insurgents?

Who know nothing but the chasing of vanities. One Muslim generation passes another arrives thinking that they have a right to make Jerusalem their capital city. Vanity says the Preacher.

The sun will rise and go down again. And as history has shown, Jerusalem has been under siege many times. Sometimes for long periods, but always a way is found for the Jews to reside with power and authority in Jerusalem again.

Should give the naysayers reason to rethink their position concerning Israel, forever. This tiny nation of Israel being able to hold of the much larger Arab/Muslim world. Why? Because God Almighty, declared that Jerusalem was to be Israels, forever. For those, who want justice concerning Israel. It’s easy, just encourage the Arab/Muslim nomads to camel up and hit the desert trail.

People seem desperate in wanting to authenticate scriptural accounts, so as to patch ancient history with modern world events. Here is some of that ancient history. It’s referred to as the Davidic Covenant.

Nathan the prophet had another vision which he shared with David. That account can be found in 2 Samuel 7:10-16. Here is a summary. He told David that God would establish a place that would be there’s. A place where the sons of wickedness would no longer oppress them anymore, verse 10. Note: Anyone attempting to oppress Israel from that day on, to this very day is a son of wickedness.

What God wants for Israel is to have rest from their enemies. That will be accomplished through the establishment of their own house or country, verse 11.

Nathan goes on to tell David that when he dies, he’ll be put to rest with his fathers. But your country will come from your descendants that will follow. Giving this crucial information, they will establish his kingdom or country, verse 12. Then in 1948, God brought Israel a step closer, when this ancient prophecy found modern day roots.

This house or kingdom will be in the name of God and shall last forever, verse 13.

A fatherhood would be established through his ancestors reaching what would become America. With a people determined to build a Christ centered nation. When Israel, or America comments iniquity, as often has been the case. The chastening hand of God will be inflicted upon the offenders through the rods of men and from the blows of the sons of men. Israel has experience this many times. Now the United States is beginning to experience the stings of their rods. With the crushing blows from the sons of men. Weakening America, and making her vulnerable to various and asunder modes of destruction. Like a broken economy, and a fallen global status as a world superpower. Working its way to making America an impoverished nation, verse 14.

But the promise for both the Israel and United States is that the mercy of God will sustain both kingdoms, verses 15-16. The only question to be answered is how long will this chastising last.

To get a more complete picture of the Israeli, American connection it’s suggested that you read the previous discussion. With the answer, as to how long this chastising by God will last.

This is powerful enlightenment creating avenues for the understanding of our world and how it must change, if we are to be blessed by God, once again.

The 20 20 of Hindsight

In a few short days some of histories most profound tales have been discussed. To what avail one wonders because human nature seems more inclined to travail in their losses than from preventing them from occurring. Yes indeed! It’s seems easier to learn from history once it has occurred giving credence to that ancient adage, Hindsight is better than foresight.

But it isn’t so for Christendom because foresight is ours to own. Allowing Christendom to avoid the painful travails of hindsight. Therefore, for those who have, and those who haven’t, reread or read them but do more than read, study them. And help America that gifted flighted eagle that broke loose from a winged lion of Daniel chapter seven. With the bald eagle being the official symbol of the United States that would replace that winged lion symbolic of the once invincible British Empire. And with this bird making its flight across the ocean. And given the feet of a man, and made to stand up. With this magnificent bird given the heart of a man, Daniel 7:4.

Having no choice the people of the United States are prophetically that man with a heart. Our forefathers tagged him Uncle Sam. With God Almighty directing him to be benevolent, as the most powerful of birds. But unable to do so, without the heart of a man. But the strength of this eagle with its powerful wings, and capturing feet of prey. Destined him to be the salt of the earth and light of the world. Able to destroy God’s enemies, who deny her the salting of the earth with her ability to see the lighted way at home and abroad.

Here is some foresight absent any hindsight. The United States like her predecessor Great Britain will fail in its destined responsibilities to God. Because we have these words, “I watched till thrones were put in place, and the ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; a fiery stream issued and came forth before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened. I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame. As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time,” Daniel 7:9-12. Scary stuff still to invade planet earth. Whose side will you be on?

Followed with this astounding declaration, “I know your works, that you are neither cold or hot; I wish that you were either cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth,” Revelation 3:15-16. A dreadful experience for millions of Sunday do-gooders.

This must have been overwhelming for the elderly exiled, Apostle John, who no doubt was a close friend of John the Baptist, who was beheaded, Matthew 14:1-12, for saying, “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” Matthew 3:2, and declaring, “It’s not lawful for you to have her, Matthew 14:4. A message King Herod didn’t want to hear and neither do today’s kingdoms. And perhaps recalling the stoning death of Steven for his condemnation of the state, Acts 6:1-8:1. Wondering what had happened to all those rocks Jesus had founded, Matthew 16:18.

So what are we to do in light of all this, including the history of our own time? Clearly demonstrating a defeated church? Role over and play dead? OF COURSE NOT! Although many have chosen to play church as an alternative to playing dead and that’s why Christendom doesn’t work.

Did you catch that message in Daniel 7:10, A thousand upon thousands ministered to Him. While ten thousands times ten thousands stood before Him. The naysayers greatly out number us. But the judgment was set, and the books opened. Add your name to the book and be among the thousands upon thousands who will minister to the Ancient of days. Wearing a white garment as He sat on His throne. A throne like a fiery flame with wheels as burning flames. The command still exist, pick up the cross and follow me. With the cross being the symbol for suffering. Because, “When he had called the people to Himself with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up the cross and follow Me,” Mark 8:34. This will be part of the scene of Daniel 7:10. “And behold, I am come quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to their work,” Revelation 22:12.

So the aforementioned, ‘OF COURSE NOT,’ means tank up fight, for Christ and resist the ways of the American government in honor of our fallen saints, who did the same against their governments. It’s modern day Christendoms lost lesson. Why? Because life is to good through out American Christendom, but that’s changing. Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing. Do you not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, ” Revelation 3:17. If yo haven’t noticed, it’s a slow creeping phenomena. Concluding, They that have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches, Revelation 3:22. Remember that recent discussion about the ROCK? That ROCK is you and me, we are His church. Hear then what the Spirit is saying to you and act upon it.

England a toppled empire how it happened

They say all good things come to an end. And so it was to be for a time in history tagged as the Victorian era. Led by Queen Victoria, a time of successful international conquests and coupled with scientific and industrial advances at home. A period, when it seemed that whatever the United Kingdom wanted, it was theirs for the taking.

But that nearly ended during WW1, when their navy met its match on the high seas, as it encountered a stellar German navy. Desperately in need of gunpowder a Jewish chemist, Chaim Weizmann came to her rescue. With England than being instrumental granting Weizmann his wish which was a “national homeland for my people.” So the grand old lady issued the Balfour Declaration on, 02 November of 1917. Pledging England to help create a Jewish state in Palestine.

But when one plays with fire, one often gets burnt. Welcome to the British experience! The British didn’t want to get on the bad side of the Arab/Muslim world in the Palestinian region, so they hedged on their commitment to create a Jewish state there. Enough time had passed and the Nazi killing machine was in high gear. With Jews begging the British for permission to migrate to Palestine. But every attempt to do so found the British opposing them, until finally on, 14 May 1948, Israel became a independent nation state. Thirty one years after the issuing of the Balfour Declaration.

Great Britain is a prime example of the nothingness of a state that once boasted of its allegiance to a heritage given to us by God through Abraham and made everlasting through Jesus Christ. The chief cornerstone for lasting foundations.

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of the household of God. Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. In whom the whole building being fitted together grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit,” Ephesians 2:19-22.

Great Britain turned its back on an opportunity God gave her to establish an Israeli state in 1917. Had Great Britain been more than nothingness in her Christendom, she would have expedited the Jewish migration to Palestine and would have used her formidable economic and military might to create an Israeli state. Irrespective of what the world community thought or wanted.

Because that’s what God wanted based upon His scriptural declarations of Jeremiah 30:3-4, which read, For behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, “That I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,” says the LORD. “And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.” And God gave Great Britain Chaim Weizmann a chemist, who helped England win the war. Then becoming a legitimate reason to respond to his declaration. Great Britain hedged, God waited and three decades later the British acted. With Chaim Weizmann going on to world fame and Great Britain going on to world shame. And now being over run by Muslims, who are reducing England to a wasteland.

There are many lessons to be learned from this short series that started yesterday. But none more important than this one in respect to governments, but not excluding individuals. “I will bless those that bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed,” Genesis 12:3.

And to this day British Prime Ministers, are still seeking favor among Muslims, and England is paying dearly for such devotion.

If America were smart, she would look for a Chaim Weizmann, seeking aid against Israeli enemies. and her own which are one with Israelis. Because God uses mortals to convey His wishes, then verifying them prophetically. And then acting upon them expeditiously, and all will be well with America. If not, hello to your new masters, the devils servants, who think that there is another answer other than Jesus Christ.

Irrefutable Prophecy

Here’s a tale abounding with evidence, as to how decisions made can impact ones life. But reaches beyond individuals and impacts nations, even stretching itself to impact and frustrate the global community.

So from the chronicled pages of the worlds only completely reliable book comes the unbelievable proven believable. It goes like this, For lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people, Israel and Judah, saith the LORD; and I will cause them to return to the land of their fathers, and they shall possess it. These are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah,” Jeremiah 30:3-4. It occurred on, 14 May 1948, but it was announced, about 8 1/2 centuries in advance. That’s called irrefutable prophecy.

It alone should make people outside the family of Jesus Christ, renounce their personal debts (sins) against God and embrace Jesus as their personal Savior and only Redeemer. And then experience the following, therefore, if any person be in Christ, they become new creations; old things are passed away; BEHOLD, all things become new, 2 Corinthians 5:17. Not as simplistic, as it reads, but certainly noticeable. With it getting richer and more fulfilling as time passes. And, be sure to get yourself baptized because Jesus said do it. Jesus talking with a man issued these instructions, and informing us how baptism works. Jesus answered, “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, except a man be born of water and Spirit, he can not enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I say unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind blows where it will, and you hear the sound of it, but can’t tell from where it came, and where it goes; so is everyone born of the Spirit,” John 3:5-8.

Now the evidence from the aforementioned intro. Recall all that boring history most unwillingly endured in high school. Well little be known, as some say. Students were studying the fulfillment of promises that Ephraim (England) would become a ‘multitude of nations,’ Genesis 48:16. As the United Kingdom swelled to become her, ‘Commonwealth of Nations.’ Controlling 1/4 of the worlds land mass and 1/3 of its population. And bragged that the sun never set upon its empire. During that period, the British Empire was the worlds premier military power. Primarily through her supremacy on the high seas. That British experience was in itself was the fulfillment of a prophecy. One recorded in Genesis 48:19, by becoming a ‘multitude of nations.’

In the process England had colonized the barren and empty lands of Israel. Which was known at the time as Palestine which had been conquered by Joshua, and the land distributed to the tribes of Israel and Judah.

But the tragedy WW1 erupted engulfing the world in bloodshed. And the British naval guns were running short of gunpowder, and they needed a solution to the problem quickly. Sir Winston Churchill, then the First Lord of the Admiralty, contacted a Jewish chemist named Chaim Weizmann. Asking if he could help them find a solution. By producing 30,000 tons of synthetic acetone, so that the British could manufacture cordite gunpowder.

And chemist, Chaim Weizmann was able to do so, and he became a national hero by helping England win the war. When asked, what he wanted in return for his services? He replied, “a national homeland for my people.” Which resulted in the Balfour Declaration which was issued in November of 1917, to create what would become the newly reconstructed land of Israel … there was a bump in the road. (source material: “The Rise and Fall of Israel,” William L. Hull, with emphasis through out this writer)

That bump in the road toppled England, as the worlds premier economic and military power. And so jolly old England became the great fuck up of history. As it sought favor with another fuck up, the Arab/Muslim world. You’ve heard it said, ‘it runs in the family,’ must be so because the United States following suit. More about that with the next posting ~~~~ how this plays out could determine our future.

That world is always looking for hero’s to pave the way to victory or success. When the hero could well be you, me or our humble neighbor, like Chaim Weizmann. For now, I leave you with these thoughts.

“Ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things. That’s what its all about. They must count!” Studs Terkel, 1912-2008.

“Champions are built to overcome adversity,” Gen. G.S. Patton, 1885-1945.

“The world is not only moved by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but by the aggregate pushes by honest workers,” Helen Keller, 1880-1968. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

And most important for the Christ community, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts,” Zechariah 4:6. And, “They that have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches,” Revelation 3:22. You are the church, and not those grand, and some not so grand structures that dot the landscape. Need proof, read the discussion dated, 17 December 2016, “Christendoms Future City A War Away.”

2 men 1 Muslim 1 Christian clash

Muslim Brotherhood, with roots in America, “Allah is our objective. The Prophet Muhammad is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying is the way of Allah our highest hope.”

From the Prophet himself, March 632, “I was ordered to fight all men until they say, ‘There is no god but Allah.'”

Then from the man, who saw it coming, and so announced it, “And the angel of the LORD said unto her, … and shalt call his name Ishmael,” Genesis 16:11. Who would become the father of Islam. Aptly christened him with truth. “And he shall be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of his brethren,” Genesis 16:12. And would spread his evil globally because the angel of the LORD said to the boys mother, “I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for the multitude,” Genesis 16:10.

If Muslim’s in America were forthcoming, they would publicly announce their design for America. Which is to have the flag of Islam flying over the White House. And that they thirst for the opportunity to punish non-Muslims in America, whom they accuse of being the worlds foremost criminal element. Because of the havoc they fostered upon Muslim lands. Often through their proxy government, Israel.

It is said that the Islamic Thinkers Society which is headquartered in New York City. Is a society in waiting for the right time to rally Muslims to the streets. Who will then demand the establishment of Sharia law across America. Which they think is the surest way to remake the United States into an Islamic state.

Some might ask, what’s going on with such assumptions about America? Thinking perhaps that its just the result of a few people determined to cause unrest and trouble. Feeling that they’ll emerge as power brokers in this new Islamic state of America.

Seems that it must be more than that because it’s a global Muslim ambition were ever Muslims are found in non-Muslim states. And those within Muslim states are eager to immigrate to non-Muslims countries with the sole intention of imposing Islam upon that nation, either voluntarily or by force if necessary. Want trouble in your neighborhood? Allow Muslims to build a mosque there and you’ll have plenty of trouble.

Answers, answers and more answer is what is needed for those suppositions, questions and directives. And they are packaged with a scriptural foundation as acknowledged by Moses earlier. So here’s the rest of the story which is true because its Bible based, making it scripturally dependable. Couples destined for greatness often are eager to have a male heir to assume the reigns of inheritance. Two such people were Abraham and Sarah. Getting up in age and a little tired of waiting on God to provide that promised heir. They found an easy solution which was the brain child of Sarah. Bingo it work! Hagar gave birth to a baby boy that Hagar named Ishmael, as instructed by the angle of the LORD. This child would grow up to become a people to numerous to count. And this child, Ishmael would mobilize a movement called Islam. Because he wanted to take the reigns from his father Abraham and fulfill destinies promise for a male heir. Tough luck Islam because Ishmael is recorded as the son of the bondwoman and of the flesh. While God kept His word, and Sarah gave birth in her old age to a son. The son of promise called Isaac and born of the Spirit. You can read this abbreviated history in Galatians 4:22-31.

The son of promise called Isaac and born of the Spirit. Those eleven words is what is disturbing the Middle East and causing Islamic terror around the world. Because Islam wants to be God’s son of promise and heir to destinies salvation.

And this is to be Christendoms prophetic response, or marching orders. “Nevertheless, what says the scriptures? Cast out the bondwoman (Hagar mother of Islam)  and her son; (Ishmael father of Islam) for the son bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman. So then brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free,” Galatians 4:30-31.

Ishmael, Muhammad and the Apostle Paul all shared  a commonality in that all three men were mortals on predetermined missions. With Muslims seeing their mission as one to Islamicize the world. With the Apostle accepting the mantle from Jesus to Christianize the world. And being a vocal voice warning the church to rid itself of any Islamic presences.

Fiscal Resposibility

“But with respect to future debt, would it be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validate a contract of more debt than they may pay within their own age, or within the terms of 19 years,” Thomas Jefferson, 1789.

So why didn’t such a declaration find its way into our constitution, my fellow Americans? Who knows for sure, but the following sure played a significant role, one suspects.

“He has said (governments ) in his heart, I shall not be moved; for I shall never be in adversity. His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud; under his tongue is mischief and vanity (the human condition exempting no one). He sits (governments) in lurking places (halls of congress ) of the villages; in the secret places (government behind closed doors) he murders the innocent; (at home & abroad) his eyes are secretly fixed against the helpless (the American legislative process against the taxpayers),” Psalms 10:6-8. (emphasis this writer through out).

But a people destined for greatness from the birth of one of Joesph’s sons, Manasseh. Who in the providence of time lived in Great Britain with another son of Joseph, Ephraim. And when the time was right migrated across the ocean, and formed 13 colonies that again in the providence of time became the United States.

So much biblical history that so very many do not know about. For if they did, maybe things would be far different in the halls of congress. Our Declaration of Independence declares that governments are instituted by the people. Meaning that the people are responsible for government. That’s the historical biblical record. But we the people have relinquished their responsibility to the government. And this government has said, “…God has forgotten; he hides his face; he will never see,” Psalms 10:11.

But we the people, need to remind the government of this historical biblical promise. “And he (God) changes the times and the seasons; he (God) removes kings (empires, kingdoms & governments); he gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to those who know understanding,” Daniel 2:21. I’m afraid that the United States lacks wisdom and understanding, with God being in the process of changing the times and the seasons for the ancestors of Manasseh, with the replacement of a new global empire. Then Americans will learn what it means to be subservient to another empire across the ocean. And with that fall from grace will disappear all the trimmings associated with the, “Land of Plenty.” And do you know that the American Land of Plenty, also has a scriptural foundation?

When China Rules the World:confusing size with power

Secular pundits are predicting that China will replace the United States as the premiere economic and military power. The rational for such determinations are based upon several notions. One of which is that China is still an undeveloped third world nation. Yet, it is the United States largest creditor, holding trillions in U.S. debt. It’s predicted that not far in the future China’s economy will over take the American economy. And soon after that it’ll be twice the size of the American economy. And, that will translate to a significant shift in global power in favor of the Chinese. That will manifest itself, according to such thinkers, in political, cultural, intellectual, global moral influences. With a formidable military, whose navy is already rivaling that of the United States on the high seas. Along with being a long standing member of the nuclear armament society.

But as usual, such arguments leave out the God factor. And I’m talking about our Hebrew/Christian factor. That is translated into our Judea-Christian heritage. Which gives, and sustains life in accordance with obedience to our God. If America falls, it’ll be because she put godliness behind her. Which is, and been the way of most nations. Fulfilling the prophecy of Acts 14:16, which reads, “Who in times past has allowed nations to walk in their own paths.” Acts 14:17, with commentary, but nevertheless, He has never left Himself without a witness in that He did good. And that good was done through Manasseh, the grandson of Jacob and son of Joseph. Who became a great nation through the prophecy of Genesis 48:19. (Here it’s suggested that you might want to read the discussion dated, 07 May 2016, “A Tough Old Guy Said Get It Together and Know About Tomorrow,” for greater clarification.) This is the testimony of Almighty God, who said, I gave the rains from heaven and fruitful seasons. Fulfilling your hearts with food and gladness, continued commentary Acts 14:17. With rain being symbolic to God’s utmost bounds of the everlasting hills; the crown of Joseph, Genesis 49:26.

This is how this great truth plays out. “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall. With water being suggestive of unimaginable prosperity, wealth and power. Which has been Americas heritage, for over two centuries. But that well is drying up, as America retreats from her dependence upon the God of creation. And that is the only way China will replace the United States, as the cultural, intellectual, political, moral and military authority in this world, Genesis 49:22, with commentary.

And this is why, because the United States has traveled that road before. And has always prevailed because, “The archers have harassed him, and shot at him, and hated him, verse 23. Symbolic of the nations enemies over the course of its history.

But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob. From there is the shepherd the stone of Israel, verse 24.

Even by the God of your father, who will help you, and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lie under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb, verse 25. No matter where America turned she prevailed; Always finding the resources necessary by overcoming insurmountable odds. Then being first with so many global interventions for the prosperity of itself and the world community.

And honoring the sanctity of marriage by being blessed for generations with able bodied children to carry the torch of God’s greatness. Guaranteeing God’s continued blessings. But now America, seems determined to sacrifice the holy, Genesis 2:23-24, for the unholy; with same sex marriages, Romans 1:24-27. A sure way for America’ wells of prosperity to dry up, and for the nation to become subservient to a godless nation like China. And to compound matters, the nation has colonies of termites gnawing at its infrastructure. In the form of the two legged kind recognized as Muslims. And if the nation fails to eradicate them, then they’ll destroy the nation. Like they are doing to Great Britain!!

And finally capsuled, with the sacredness of these parting truths. And may America find the resolve to ride her destiny into the future as the God of Abraham and Jacob’s partner in godliness. “The blessings of your father have prevailed above the progenitors (Abraham Jacob and Joseph ancestors through Ephraim, Great Britain and Manasseh, the United States) unto the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of him that was separated from his brethren, verse 26. Meaning as Joseph was not lost to God’s provisions and protections. May it be so for Manasseh’ ancestors, the body of people, who are the United States of America. For that to occur, the United States must carry that glorious crown of Joseph up the everlasting hills. And not be separated, we must as a nation preserve the truths of God.

The Blood from the Begotten of Strange Children

Continuing with the thundering voice of God, as ushered through Jacob. Who gathered his sons to tell them about the last days, Genesis 49:1. A voice that has echoed through the ages, as the very voice of God. With one constant theme, obey God, and shun evil. And prepare for the last days because once those days arrive, the Kingdom of our God can’t be far below the horizon. In the span of time, how far, it’s unknown to us mortals. Our duty is to be that voice for God until that time. And as history unfolds, we have our work cut out for us.

So, on with the second theme of the Begotten of Strange Children. In that theme was developed through the previous discussion, it might be helpful for clarity purposes to read it. Because we are talking about behaviors that anger God. And, there are always consequences for that. They manifest themselves in many ways. With no doubt some of them haunting the earth today with global strife in many forms. In a way they are God’s ticket to a better way, but the people will not pay attention, so the woes will only intensify.

At any rate the second departure from God’s edicts is the matter of abortions. We have recorded for us this scared prohibition. “You will not kill,” Exodus 20:13. What God is addressing here is intentional murder. Just because the government says, abortions are legal that does not make them legal from God’s perspective, nor should it from the perspective of His church. His chosen agent on earth to oppose evil. The adjective chosen was inserted in the previous sentence because God has supernatural forces at His disposal to rebuke murders.

As many know, Dr.George Tiler, tagged as “Tiler the baby killer,” was executed in 2009 for murdering children yet to be born. Repeatedly taking the lives of babies from their mother’s womb. Mother’s in the third trimester of their pregnancy. At a time when life is viable outside of the mother’s womb. When this occurs it is murder, even when the government declares that it is not murder. Roe -v- Wade did not set aside God’s Law, “You will not kill.” It is not suggested that his murderer was a supernatural force sent by God.

State sponsored abortions represent complex issues that do not always present themselves with easy answers. Perhaps some abortions are necessary, for reasons beyond the scope of this discussion. But all abortions, when preformed out of convenience, for any, and all parties, that represents a violation of God’s law, “You will not kill.”

So what about the murderer, Scott Roedr, the person charged with the killing of Dr. Tiler. Did he break God’s law, “You will not kill?” Some would argue not necessarily, because the killing represented a justifiable killing. In our society which is mostly Christian in name but not by practice. The Mr Roedr’s  are amplified as martyrs while the Dr. Tiler’s are vilified.

Those of us, who name Jesus Christ as our Savior, are caught between two worlds. For us, the Obama government represents the other world. A world to which we have no obligation to honor, let alone obey. Power is with them, so to walk to the beat of a different drummer will have consequences. In every sense of the word, we are foreigners with nothing in common with the Obama world or whatever administration is in power.

We represent a King in exile while here waiting His return. While waiting we have many duties. One of which is to prepare for the coming of the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. Who will reign from the Mount of Olives in the sacred city of Jerusalem. Whose kingdom will be our world. It’s ours now, its just that our King has not arrived yet. But that does not make it any less real for us because anticipation is half the dream.

And while preparing for that world, as has been said else where in this discussion, we must oppose state evil, as did Mr. Roedr. No! I’m not suggesting that people should pick up guns and start killing people in the name of preventing state evils. There are many other routes to take in combating state evils beside using death as a weapon. Our primary weapon is announcing the life transforming power of Jesus Christ. That’s God’s most potent supernatural force for dealing with we mortals. It has this effect which can’t be understood intellectually because it must be experienced. It’s recorded like this, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (Scriptural text:2 Corinthians 5:17).

But for those, who have had such an experience and travel the newness of that life. Understand the following. Because those who live that way might experience martyrdom, as did Stephen in Acts chapter seven.He accused the authorities of being killers, Acts 7:52-53. They felt betrayed, verse 54, as do governmental administrations when challenged about their evils. With American liberties disappearing and anti-Christendom intensifying. Christian persecutions and prosecutions aren’t far below the horizon. As they stoned Stephen, so they might stone us. So Stephen prayed, verse 58-59, as should we, whatever the degree of persecutions or prosecutions. With prayer and martyrdom serving as powerful weapons. It’s one vital lesson of history. People rally around just causes. And finally, Stephen knelt down and cried with a loud voice. “Lord do not charge them with this [murder] sin. And when he had said this he fell asleep.” verse 60.

The journey is short. Discover your purpose and mission. And if it has a Stephen like ring to it know this because it’s supernatural. Because it was the LORD speaking through Moses to Aaron, to us today, “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Scriptural texts:Numbers 6:24-26).

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).

50 days after Easter what it means

How does one determine which one of God’s Holy days are the most important? One doesn’t because God’s Holy days are sequel. One Holy day building upon another. Which indeed are holidays, but not like those created by man. Which the prudent person would ignore, and turn their focus upon God’s Holy holidays days for celebration. So to follow, are a few words that prayerfully will help some pay their respect to the one, who made it possible. Today is one of those days because it’s the celebration of Pentecost. It ushered in the age of the church with significant obligations.

The Bible is a book about sequels, and this day of Pentecost traces its origins back to the book of Leviticus. An obscure book to many, but a book of great importance to the church. For now, we’ll turn our attention to Leviticus chapter twenty three. The ancient Jews were instructed to celebrate, “The Feasts of the LORD,” or the “Wave Loaves (Feast of the Weeks). Which was picturesque of the resurrection of Christ, “the first fruits over death.”

For the Jews, they were to calculate 50 days, after the seventh Sabbath; by offering a new grain offering to the LORD, Leviticus 23:16. And given the following instructions, “… They (new grains)  are the first fruits to LORD,” verse 17. Symbolic of the resurrection of Christ and those to follow him after their own death.

As a first fruit unto the LORD, this was important because he laid down the following law. “And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations,” Leviticus 23:21.

Now to the 21 century, we discover that without the resurrection of Christ from the grave, as the first fruit offering to God. The conquering of death would not have occurred and there would not be any meaningful Christianity. Supported by 1 Corinthians 15:14, “And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.” This is important, “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the “first fruits” of those who have fallen asleep,” verse 20. “For since by man came death, by Man came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall live again,” verses 21-22.

And significantly, for those who have experienced the newness of life in Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:17. We have the following to anticipate. “But each in his own order (death): Christ the first fruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming,” 1 Corinthians 15:23. Meaning like Christ, death will not own us forever. But like Christ, we too will be resurrected as his first fruits to everlasting life.

Then the grand finale of this earthly mess, “Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the father, when he puts an end to all rule, and all authority and power,” verse 24.

But before that we have Pentecost, translated from the Greek meaning the fiftieth day. And celebrated 49 days after Resurrection Sunday, but including it in our count totaling 50 days. Which corresponds with the in 50 day instructions given to the Jews from Leviticus 23:16.

Then we have the purpose and mission of the church.

“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were with one accord, in one place,” Acts 2:1. And there, they found themselves miraculously filled with the spirit of God, Acts 2:4. What followed created controversy in that day, as it does today, note verses 5-9. But Peter stood up and provided an explanation, “… heed my words. For these are not drunk as you suppose … but this what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out My Spirit upon on all flesh … I will pour out my spirit in those days …And it shall come to pass that whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved,'” Acts 2:14-21. And concluding, “Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit. He poured out this which you now see and hear,” Acts 2:33.

With all that having occurred, their purpose and mission is ours, as noted in Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

We accept this responsibility because, “Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might  be a kind of first fruits of His creatures,” James 1:18.

Bringing together the picturesque duties of the ancient Jews to give the first fruits of the harvest to the Lord. As Christ, was the first fruit of the Father. With the Father then pouring out His Spirit upon humanity giving assorted gifts and responsibilities.

Is it any wonder that this scriptural history and prophecy is so sacred to God. That He enshrined it as an everlasting statute. Saying that it is to be proclaimed as a holy convocation. Advising his people of yesterday and to this day, as follows, “… You shall do no customary work,” Leviticus 26:21. Pentecost is then proclaimed as a holy convocation upon us. Because, we are the fruits of God’s first harvest through Jesus Christ.

Holy convocations explained in depth for the curious or serious seeker. We have a Teacher the ancient Jews didn’t have in the personage of Himself in Spirit form. Discover the depths of scriptural history as prophecy. Walk away spirit filled and aware of the intrinsic events forth coming. It’s wroth the challenge, time and effort because it means a different you. And a different you means a different world.

Why freedom is not free

The world is plagued with a great evil. Greater than Nazism because it has endured rejection and defeat. Only to reemerge to menace the world again and again. Just who, is this global menace, none other then the illegitimate son of Abraham. The son of lust and of the flesh. Whom the angel told his mother Hagar, to name Ishmael, and who became the father of Islam.

Later an aging Abram and Sarai, whom we know as Abraham and Sara had a son. The son of God’s promise to Abraham, whom we know as Isaac. Isaac the son of promise, from whose lineage came King David, who reigned from Jerusalem. And the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, who shall rule someday from Jerusalem. And in between came Jacob, from whose lineage came Ephraim and Manasseh. With little brother Ephraim becoming the seed that became Great Britain and her Common wealth of nations. And from Great Britain, moved Manasseh from whose seed came the eventual birth of the United States.

From that context of global events came the terror that is menacing the world today. Because Ishmael felt shunned by God’s rejection of him, as not being the son of promise. And it’s the determined goal of Islam to annihilate  Jews and Christians, so as claim legitimacy, as the son of promise. When you hear a Muslim say that there is no god but Allah and his prophet, Muhammad.That’s how to interpret that expression.

Because human life is so short, many think that Islam is modern day evil. But its not because the apostle Paul had to deal with Ishmaelites. And he told the churches in Galatia, the center of what was known as Asia Minor. Land of the troublesome Ismaelites, who would have to wait a few more centuries for the birth of Muhammad. Who would transform, Islam from being a regional menace to an eventual international menace. So Paul got a five century jump on pure evil. By instructing them on why and how, they must eliminate Ishmael the son of the flesh. Saying, “We, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then, he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless, what saith the scriptures? Cast out bondwoman and her son. For the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brethren, we are not the children of the bondwoman, but of the free,” Galatians 4:28-31.

We are not told by what means the churches in Galatia were able to cast out the bondwoman Hagar and her son Ishmael. Was it done by peaceful forbearance or by determined violence. Because Muhammad inherited his genealogical traits from Ishmael. Which happens, to be of a disturbingly violent descending family tree. Because, God had Moses write the following about Islam. “And he (Ishmael v.11) will be a wild man, and his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren,” Genesis 16:12.

In that Paul told us that Ishmael, who was born of the flesh and persecuted him (Isaac whose lineage gave us Jesus Christ) that was born of Spirit, even so it is now. So in Paul’s time, as it is in ours. He that was born of the flesh continues to persecute him that was born of the Spirit. The church of Jesus Christ.

So there is no reason to think that that churches at Galatia peacefully uprooted this emerging evil of Islam. And now that this Islamic evil has had centuries to mature, as the world’s foremost evil. There is absolutely no reason that peaceful co-existence is possible. So like Paul, our modern day Paul’s must cast out these children of the flesh. Or they will cast us out, in hope of becoming the children of promise.

Next: Cross v Crescent, how an illusional journey empowered Islam.

Highly recommended history of Islam: at http://snagfilms.com-use search tab-“What the West needs to know”

When love will be brutal

History demonstrates that the Jews suffering under Nazism ranks among the worse of all human tragedies. The following Jewish experience is far more gruesome. And done by their God, who said, “If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God, and will do what is right in his sight, and will give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the Lord that heals you.” (Text:Exodus 15:26).

It’s obvious from what you are about to read that the Jews acted in a manner opposite to the directives of Exodus 15:26. And God promises the same consequences for all people and their nations everywhere. There is only one remedy for Jew and Gentile everywhere. If my people, which are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land. (Text:2 Chronicles 7:14). Because this is God’s universal desire for all people everywhere, There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond or free, there is neither male or female; for you are all one in Christ. (Text:Galatians 3:28).

O! So simple the pathway for a healed people which would equal international peace and prosperity. But soundly rejected, so on we go with the consequences, for Jews first then the Gentiles.

For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and houses rifled and the women ravished; and half the city shall go forth into captivity, and the remnant of the people shall be cut off from the city. So declares the prophet Zechariah in chapter fourteen verse two.

Here is what Ezekiel adds to the siege of Jerusalem. First, God gave him these instructions. “And you, son of man, take a sharp knife and a barber’s razor. And pass it over your head and your beard. Then take scales to weigh and divide the hair. You shall burn with fire one third in the midst of the city. When the days of the siege is finished; then you shall take one third and strike around it with the sword, and one third you shall scatter it in the wind. I will draw a sword after them. You shall also take a small number of them and bind them in the edge of your garment. Then take some of them again and throw them into the midst of fire, and burn them in the fire. From there a fire will go out into all the house of Israel, thus says the Lord God.” This is Jerusalem, I have set it in the midst of the nations and the countries that are around her.” (Texts:Ezekiel 5:1-5). This prophecy has a staged application. First judgment upon Jerusalem, and centuries later upon the house of Israel. Which will be discussed, a few days down the road.

SETTING FORTH THE JEWISH DILEMMA. WRONG CHOICES EQUALS GOD’S JUSTIFIABLE  REACTION. “She has rebelled a MY judgments by doing wickedness more than the nations, and against My statutes more than the countries that are all around her; for they have refused My judgments, and they have not walked in My statutes.” Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Because you have multiplied disobedience more than the nations that are all around you,have not walked in My statutes nor kept My judgments, nor even done according to the judgments of the nations that are all around you.” Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Indeed I, even I, am against you and will execute judgments in your midst in the sight of the nations. And I will do among you what I have never done, and the like which I will never do again, because of all your abominations. Therefore fathers shall eat their sons in your midst, and sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments among you, and all of you who remain I will scatter to all the winds.” (Texts:Ezekiel 5:6-10).

Therefore, as I live says the Lord God, “Surely, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things, and with all tour abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; MY EYE WILL NOT SPARE, NOR WILL I HAVE ANY PITY.” (Texts:Ezekiel 5:11).

JUDGMENT DELIVERED FALL OUT OCCURS. “One third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one third shall fall by the sword around about you. And I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.” (Text:Ezekiel 5:12).

GOD’S PERFECT RATIONAL. “Thus shall My anger be spent, and I will cause My fury to rest upon them, and I will be avenged. AND THEY SHALL KNOW THAT I THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN IT IN MY ZEAL, WHEN I HAVE SPENT MY FURY UPON THEM.” (Texts:Ezekiel 5:13).

And so it will be done, Israel destroyed once again becoming a dispersed people. Without a nation to call home. But that is not the end of the story because God will reverse that Israeli tragedy, and bring them home again. Only this time, after learning the hard way, they’ll worship their Messiah, Jesus Christ. Who is the Lord of hosts because he is host to everything that is good.

Here is a glimpse of their recovery. Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Peoples shall come, inhabitants of many cities; the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, let us continue to go and pray before the LORD, and seek the LORD of hosts. I myself will go also. Yes, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.” Thus says the LORD of hosts, “In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, ‘LET US GO WITH YOU, FOR WE HAVE HEARD THAT GOD IS WITH YOU.'” (Texts:Zechariah 8:20-23).

A churches dilemma

We have heard the report of it; (the fall of Jerusalem) our hands grow feeble. Anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail. Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear are on every side. So said the prophet Jeremiah 6:25, centuries before such an occurrence would occur.

And again, its an individual that God turned to in an attempt to starve of such a tragedy. So Jeremiah pleads with the Jews. “O daughter of my people, gird thyself with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes; make mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the spoiler has suddenly come upon us,” Jeremiah 6:26.

Who is this spoiler? King Jared of Assyria. Raised up from among the German speaking people of the world. And most likely from Germany, who assumed control of the European Union. As the beast of Revelation 13:1, “with seven heads and ten horns and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of Blasphemy.” With the European Union representing the fallen but revived Roman Empire. Found in this truth, “And I saw one of his heads, as though it had been wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world marveled,” Revelation 13:3.

“And they worshiped the dragon (could be Satan or some demonic controlled human), who gave power unto the Beast (King Jared); and they worshiped the Beast, saying, Who is like the Beast? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months,” Revelation 13:4-5.

“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. AND IT WAS GIVEN UNTO HIM TO MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, AND TO OVERCOME; AND POWER WAS GIVEN HIM OVER ALL KINDREDS, TONGUES AND NATIONS,” Revelation 13:7. There will come a day, when I do not know. But you can see the hand writing on the horizon, as it becomes more and more unpopular to promote the varied truths of God’s word. Even so during the season, when Christendom celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and His resurrection. All resemblance of what made America great, our Judea-Christian heritage, is being shelved. And to what extent, will this “BEAST” war with the saints? To the extent of international and national law allows. I’ve discussed the fall of Ephraim, the UK, and Manasseh, the U.S. Now the only obstacle in the way of the “Beast” is Israel. And Israel is Jerusalem which has been trampled upon by the Gentiles. Allowing for global dominance by King Jared and a federations of nations led by Germany. Verse seven is prophecy which is destined to be fulfilled.

Not everyone will surrender to such ungodliness. Because we have this recorded, “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. IF ANY MAN HAS AN EAR, LET THEM HEAR,” Revelation 13:8-9. I for one believe that though it’ll be difficult, enough stouthearted people will exist whose names are indeed written the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. And we will resist the evils of the day. Because we have have ears, and have heard.

And so we’ll return to Jeremiah, because his prophecy is one that never has an ending. “O daughter of my people (in Christ Jew and Gentile are one, therefore the Gentile is as much Jewish, as is the Jew Gentile see Galatians 3:26-29), dress yourself in sackcloth, and roll about in ashes; and make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the spoiler will suddenly come upon us (also),” Jeremiah 6:26. Sackcloth is a garment worn in the context of what Jeremiah is discussing. Suggesting that it should be worn publicly as a display of remorse for a world that has stumbled into the abyss of godlessness. And include in that display are ashes which the prophet puts this way, “and roll about in ashes.” Which would suggest a very visible display of ashes, as often seen on the forehead of Christians during Holy Week, especially, the moments before His Crucifixion. Symbolic of our repentance, and willingness suffer death for Him if necessary. In other words to make a public statement that the godless trends of the times have met there match.

Why? Because, “I have set you as a tower. Christians are the light of the world a City on a Hill, see Mathew 5:14. A fortress among my people. That you might know and try (test) their way. Are there enough of us willing to return America to its ordained destiny? But it will not be easy, like the Jews, Christians are seem as revolters by God. They are all grievous revolters walking with slanders; they are brass (bronze) and iron which suggests strength as set in their ways. They are all corrupters. The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed by the fire; the founder melts in vain; for the wicked are not plucked away. Reprobate silver shall all men call them because the LORD has rejected them,” emphasis through out by this padre, Jeremiah 6:27-30.

Best summed up by Matthew, another spokesperson for God. “No person can serve two maters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he shall hold to one, and despise the other. You can’t serve God and mammon,” Matthew 6:24. And simply put, it’s impossible to be effective for Christ and crave to those things that parish. Which will not allow, for the plucking away of the wicked.

A churches dilemma, to be or not to be in accordance with the content of this and other discussions in this series. To be is about developing the arts of plucking away the wicked so that you might become their masters. They say, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Here’s a matter of toughness from Jesus, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed! The devil is about to throw some of you in prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

Men of war set against you O Zion

Then we discover, that the King of the North isn’t finished, though King Jared swept through the region with seemingly little resistance. But having reached Jerusalem, his concerns seemed needless. Because its recorded, “But the news from the East and the North shall trouble him; therefore, he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the Glorious Holy Mountain (Jerusalem); yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him,” Daniel 11:44-45. Meaning Jerusalem has been captures. The King of the North will occupy Jerusalem, the Holy City. And during his occupancy, Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles

Concerning the end of this pathetic age, Jesus said you’ll see this, “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that the desolation is near…. For these are the days of vengeance that all things written maybe fulfilled…. For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the sword, AND BE LED AWAY CAPTIVE INTO ALL NATIONS. AND JERUSALEM WILL BE TRAMPLED BY THE GENTILES, UNTIL THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES ARE FULFILLED,” Luke 21:20-24.

But the “Beast” will have his reign interrupted by Jesus Christ. Jesus will capture him, and throw him and the false prophet alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. (cf Revelation 19:20).

Nevertheless, before that occurs there will be exceedingly difficult days for the people living in Jerusalem under King Jared. Again God tells us about that coming hardship for the Jews. Saying in Isaiah 3:1, 24-26, “For behold, the Lord of Host takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah, v.1. And just what will the  LORD take away? “The stock and the store. The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water. The mighty men and the men of war. The judge and the prophet,” v.1b-2a. “And it shall be, INSTEAD OF A SWEET SMELL THERE WILL BE A STENCH; INSTEAD OF A SASH (holy garment worn around the waist or neck) A ROPE, INSTEAD OF WELL SET HAIR BALDNESS. INSTEAD OF A RICH ROBE, A GIRDING OF SACKCLOTH (worn for mourning) AND BRANDING INSTEAD OF BEAUTY. YOUR MEN SHALL FALL BY THE SWORD. AND YOUR MIGHTY IN THE WAR. HER GATES SHALL LAMENT AND MOURN. AND SHE BEING DESOLATE SHALL SIT ON THE GROUND,” verses 24-26.

No doubt all of God’s prophets had a sense of awe for the majesty and holiness of the eternal city of God, Jerusalem. And in private, weep, when they were told by God to announce her destruction. Jeremiah adds this to the the sad demise of Jerusalem by King Jared and his Assyrian army. As should the entire church of Jesus Christ. Because this is added to the already sad news, “For a disaster appears out of the North, and a great destruction,” Jeremiah 6:1c. “Prepare war against her; arise at noon. Woe to us, for the sun goes away, for the shadows of the evening are lengthening. Arise and let us go by night. And let us destroy her palaces,” verses 4-5.

“Thus says the LORD. Behold a people comes from the north country, a great nation will be raised from the farthest parts of the earth. They will lay hold on bow and spear. They are cruel and have no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses. As men of war set in array against you, O daughter of Zion,” Jeremiah 6:22-23.

It all sounds frightful for those of us who love the daughter of Zion. Because what will happen to Jerusalem could have been avoided. If the Jews would have realized that their Messiah arrived more than 2000 years ago, as the perfect sacrificial Lamb for their sins. But it’s recorded, as a testimony against his heritage the Jews of Israel. By John, who said, “He came to His own, and His own did not receive him,” John 1:11. And God has held that against the Jews ever since. Because He made certain that the gospel of salvation would be offered to them, repeatedly. Only to have the gospel repeatedly rejected. So God called upon another of his prophets to announce the consequences, for their rejection of their Messiah. Zachariah, no doubt also saddened became, yet another, voice to speak for God. “I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem. The city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the woman ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity. But a remnant of the city, shall not be cut off from the city,” Zachariah 14:1-2b.

Again why so such misery? Isaiah provides the answer, “For Jerusalem stumbled, and Judah is fallen. Because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke His glory. The look on their countenance witnesses against them. And they declare their sin, as Sodom; they do not hid it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves,” Isaiah 3:8-9.

In previous postings we discovered that America’s fate is just as troublesome, as recorded by the Prophet Hosea. Because Ephraim and Manasseh would not “frame” their behaviors, as God so ordered.

God doesn’t look favorably upon nations for the reasons discussed in this series. God looks upon nation states as a drop (water?) in a bucket, and are counted as dust on the scales. (cf Isaiah 40:15). It’s usually been an individual, special to God, who would rally the people. Who repent, and return to their God. And collectively they move nation states to be more than a drop in a bucket or mere dust on the scales.

God’s message is simple, declaring through Paul that He would not be mocked. Warning individuals, as well as nation states, that whatever is sown shall be reaped. Putting this finishing declaration, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. But sometimes the way is hard, but Paul offers this Christ encouragement. Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. (cf Galatians 6:7-9).