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Israel's Coming Mind- Blowing Gold Riches

And Russia's Evil Plan To Steal It

“…. ‘Have you (Gog/Russia) come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?’”
 Ezek. 38:13

How much gold and silver would it take for Russia to be enticed to invade Israel to steal it all? A bunch. It would have to be a tantalizing amount, probably in the mega billions, if not trillions, of dollars.

But even if Israel were to discover a mega hoard of gold and silver, enough to entice the Russians, the timing of such an invasion (basically starting World War III), would have to be seen as the “perfect window of opportunity.”

Well, the Bible says Russia WILL invade Israel to steal her gold and silver and this future invasion is described in Ezekiel 38 and 39… a fascinating read. And a great “opportunity window” will open for the Russians to make their move during the 50 chaotic days between Rapture and the signing of the 10-Nation Peace Treaty. (1)

Think about it—the United States is Israel’s only true ally, and the U.S. will be decimated from the effects of losing key people in the sudden Rapture. So Israel will be alone in the world to fend for herself.

At least that’s what the Russians will think. They will conclude they can invade and capture the vast treasure for themselves. But God comes to Israel’s help in a might way to supernaturally protect Israel. And Russia goes down in an embarrassing defeat.(2)

 

Are the riches future oil discoveries? Nope!


So, if we’re as close as I think we are to the Rapture, where is this great treasure that Russia will be trying to capture? For years I must admit I thought the treasure would be Israel striking huge amounts of oil. And indeed they have struck a great quantity of oil and gas.

But thinking about that reasoning, Saudi Arabia has a lot more oil with far fewer national defenses and I don’t see Russia going after Saudi’s oil.

Massive amounts of gold and silver? Yes!


And now, as I’ve reread the text of Ezek. 38:13, I realize I was wrong. It’s not oil. The Bible specifically says Russia comes after “silver and gold.” I’m quite humbled that I missed that.

However, there’s a problem. At the moment Israel doesn’t have vast amounts of gold and silver. They do have a great diamond-cutting business, world renown. But they just cut other people’s diamonds.

So how in the world could Israel end up with enough gold and silver to entice Russia to invade? Well, as it turns out, the Bible says that amount of gold and silver treasure is already in Israel, they just need to find it—quite interesting, huh!

Hang with me as I back up a bit…

Solomon was the richest man in the world, literally. His treasures were unfathomable. God gave him his wealth because he wisely asked for wisdom, not riches, but God rewarded him for his humble answer and gave him both wisdom AND wealth…great wealth (1Kings 3:9-13).

The Bible, and even 1st century Jewish historian Josephus, mentions that Solomon had a fleet of ships that did business all over the Mediterranean. And each time the fleet returned to Israel they brought the trip’s profit in gold to King Solomon.

Just how rich WAS Solomon?


Solomon had dominion over everything from west of the Jordan River to the Egyptian border in the south and north into present-day Syria. And God allowed him to be at peace with the surrounding nations (1Kings 4:24). He was in the perfect place to make tons of money.

In 1Kings 9:26-28, it records that a fleet of his ships returned to Israel with a profit of 31,500 pounds of gold! That’s over $750 million in today’s value.

And that was from just one sea-faring business trip abroad.

In 1Kings 10 it says the Queen of Sheba came to Israel to pay Solomon a visit to hear his wisdom and see his wealth. She was stunned—so impressed that she was moved to give Solomon over $200 million in gold plus untold numbers of precious stones.

The amount of gold and silver that Solomon acquired during his kingship was beyond imagination, as you will soon see.

Solomon builds the 1st Jewish Temple


In 970 BC, Solomon built the first Jewish Temple to be a permanent replacement for the Tabernacle that had been carted around the Middle East for hundreds of years. The Scriptures outlining the building of the Temple makes a good outline for a business plan, in writing, dealing with planning, labor, and materials management (1Chron. 28; 1Kings 5,6).

Solomon was so rich when he built the Temple that, rather than putting in just one solid gold menorah, he decided to multiply the contents on the inside of the Temple by 10.

So Solomon made nine more solid gold menorahs and lined up the ten in two rows of five each (2Chron. 4:7,8). This means there were ten 6- foot high solid gold menorahs in the 1st Jewish Temple. (See drawing of the inside of the 1st Temple made by the Temple Institute in Jerusalem).

Each of those solid gold menorahs was so heavy that the Temple priests estimated their value at $360 billion each, $2.5 trillion value for all 10!

Solomon also increased from one solid gold Table of Showbread to 10. Each of these solid gold tables held twelve loaves of bread. The Temple Institute says they would have been about six feet high, four feet wide and four feet long. That’s a lot of gold. And a lot of bread to bake daily.

We don’t know how much the Tables of Showbread weighed—they only had to each hold 12 loaves of bread—but they still were solid gold. See pic of man carrying the bread.

However, if they weighed 1/4 of the menorahs, that’s another $500 billion in value for the 10 tables. And this doesn’t include all the golden bowls, plates and such that numbered in the thousands.

Again, Solomon could afford to make all this because he had unfathomable riches. His wealth of gold, silver, precious stones and other things became legendary. So much so that ultimately Israel became a target for conquering by surrounding nations.

2Chr. 1:15 The king made silver and gold as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones,

With all that success, Israel got her eyes off the Lord. Even Solomon brought in hundreds of foreign wives and concubines to pleasure himself. And 40 years later, 930 BC, Israel split into North and South.

The North, Israel, set up its own sacrifice system. But sacrifices could only be made on Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem, and breaking that rule meant they were the first to be conquered. The Assyrians were God’s war club allowing Israel's Northern 10 tribes to be conquered in 727 BC.

But Assyria was unable to capture the real prize—Jerusalem/Judah in the South with all her riches.

The South, Judah, held on for over a hundred years, but finally Jerusalem was conquered by Nebuchadnezzar’s armies in 586 BC. History tells us that Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, plundered the Temple and deported Jerusalem’s wealthy and educated inhabitants to Babylon.

They looted what they found in the Temple. But apparently Israel had thrown a bone, leaving what seemed like a great treasure to find and seize, but it was actually only a fraction of the whole treasure, only about 2% of the total massive treasure.

The 5400 items that were captured were eventually returned by Cyrus, King of Persia, when he authorized their rebuilding of the Temple after Israel’s 70 years of Babylonian Captivity. The Bible is clear that Cyrus returned all that had been stolen, even listing out the items.

But none of the 10 solid gold menorahs were mentioned, or any tables of showbread on Cyrus' list (Ezra 1:9-11). Nor was there any mention of the other tens of thousands of gold and silver Temple implements, or gold and silver bars from the treasury.

Now, since only a small fraction of all that gold and silver went to Babylon, what happened to the other 98%? Basically we’re missing the entire fortune that Israel had accumulated under Solomon.

Where did the Temple treasures go?

In the Jewish Talmud, tradition says that King Josiah and the Temple priests hid the vast treasure, including the Ark of the Covenant, in secret winding passages under the Temple Mount 10 years before the 1st Temple’s destruction.

Well, the Jews are a smart people, and Israel did have 140+ years to think about what to do if Jerusalem was ever conquered like their brothers in the north. And Zechariah, God’s prophet of the day, was continually hammering the Israelites to wake up and clean up their sins or the Lord would allow them to be conquered like their Northern brothers.

Zechariah, unlike most other prophets, was also a Priest. He knew it was possible that Israel was going to be conquered. And he would have had first-hand knowledge of the vast riches stored in the Temple treasuries. He was in the unique position to approve plans to hide the treasure if it looked imminent that Israel would be conquered, fulfilling his own prophetic predictions.

Zech would certainly want to protect as much of Israel’s riches he could, including those 10 golden menorahs and 10 golden Tables of Showbread. Not to mention the hugely important Holy Ark of the Covenant that contained Moses’/Aaron’s staff and the two stone tablets with the 10 commandments.

So apparently Zech approved the hiding/burying of the Temple treasures. And Israel was smart enough to throw the Babylonians a bone. They left in the Temple several thousand gold and silver utensils, which would normally be significant spoils of war.

The ruse worked. History tells us that Nebuchadnezzar plundered what they found in the Temple and deported Jerusalem’s upper-class citizens, like Daniel, to Babylon.

However, Zech hid the rest of the treasure so well it's never been found to this day.

Qumran and the Copper Scroll


Since 1947, in and around Qumran down by the Dead Sea, thousands of pieces of parchment were found buried in caves in the cliffs surrounding the area.

Collectively called the Dead Sea Scrolls, their discovery came within months of Israel becoming a fledgling nation again, and Jews today readily admit the discovery helped awaken Jews around the world to their Biblical roots.

But in 1952 another scroll was found, one made not of parchment but of copper mixed with a tiny bit of tin.

This copper scroll wasn’t found near any of the parchment scrolls, but rather by itself, on a carved out shelf in the back of a cave in the area of Qumran.

Since it was written on copper, whoever wrote it thought the contents so valuable they had to make permanent indentations in metal to stand the test of time.

All the other Dead Sea Scrolls contained Old Testament books, scripture commentaries, and general Jewish life observations. But the Copper Scroll was simply a list of instructions of where tons of gold, silver and precious stones were buried.

But, as Frank Peretti said in his classic THE CHAIR presentation, you have to have a "fixed point of reference" to know where to begin any journey. And there are no reference points in the Copper Scroll instructions.

Though many have tried, no one yet has been able to figure out the right place to dig. Probably they were written vaguely on purpose because once they find just one of the 64 locations, they can find the rest of the massive treasure.

Biblical archaeologists who’ve analyzed the Copper Scroll believe it to be written by five different people who apparently were in a hurry to complete the scroll.

Hebrew priests normally take great care in making each line perfect, but the Copper Scroll looks as if time was of the essence to complete it. Lines are not uniform, some letters are hard to read, there are misspellings, etc.

The Copper Scroll is most fascinating because 63 of the 64 locations described listed staggering quantities of gold and silver. There are even some large unnamed items that very well could be the 10 missing 1st Temple menorahs and Tables of Showbread.

In total, there was over 345,000 pounds of gold and silver listed, not counting the 10 menorahs and 10 Tables of Showbread. That’s over $5 trillion! Certainly enough to entice the Russians to “devise an evil plan.” (Ezek. 38:10)

But, as the commercials always say, “That’s not all!”

More to the story…


2Maccabees 2:1 (granted it’s not part of inspired Hebrew scripture, but heavily relied on and quoted by Jewish historians) mentions that Jeremiah, another of God’s prophets at the same time of Zechariah, made records of the Temple inventory. He even warned those helping him make the records not to be “led astray in their thoughts upon seeing all the gold and silver.”

The Maccabean text continues to say that Jeremiah then found a cave to store the treasure, including the Ark of the Covenant, and covered up the entrance saying the treasure would not be found until "God gathers His people together and shows His mercy.”

Over the last 75 years, several Americans have raised and spent small fortunes looking for the Temple treasures in Israel. Most notably, John Allegro, Vendyl Jones, Oren Gutfield and Jim Barfield. Others, like Randall Price, go on yearly digs to find anything they can. So the area will eventually yield its fruit.

In the meantime, with each failure of discovery the chorus of naysayers who don’t believe the treasure is real grows louder and louder. But all that gold and silver is hiding somewhere and will one day be found.

A Most Intriguing List

Several hundred years ago, some Hebrew scholars decided to try to locate these “other records” that Jeremiah mentioned. They found what they were looking for in the Emeq HaMelekh, which means “Valley of the Kings.” In 1648, a Rabbi translated Emeq HaMelekh and his translations were discovered in 1992.

Emeq HaMelekh is a Hebrew account of five Temple guardians who hid the Ark, the Sanctuary and the Treasures of Solomon’s Temple. Could those five be the same five guys on the Copper Scroll? Very plausible, to say the least.

Most importantly to this article, the Emeq HaMelekh has a lot in common with the Copper Scroll list of Temple treasures, but it lists about 100 times more pieces of gold and silver. Now we’re easily into the mega trillions of dollars worth of gold and silver to be found.

To save space I have made an edited (but numerically accurate) recap of the Emeq HaMelekh. I have added my notes in red, including calculated amounts in parentheses in today’s dollars on some of the items to give you a feel for how much it is.

[Note: A talent was approximately 75 lbs.]

Emeq HaMelekh

These are the vessels dedicated and concealed when the Temple was destroyed:

Mishnah 1


The Tabernacle and the Curtain


The Holy Menorah


The Ark of the Testimony


The golden forehead Nameplate


The golden crown of Aharon the Cohen

The Breastplate of Judgement


The silver Trumpets


The Cherubim


The Altar of burnt offerings


The curtain of the Communion Tent


The forks and the bread molds


The Table of Showbread


(The list "Mishnah 1" continues with several pages of priestly garments)

Mishnah 2


These are the holy vessels and the vessels of the Temple that were in Jerusalem and in every place. They were inscribed by Shimur Halevi and his companions on a Luach Nehoshef Copper Plate with all the Vessels of the Holy of Holies that Shlomo son of David made. And together with Shimur were Hizkiyahu, Zidkiyah, Haggai the Prophet, and Zechariah, son of Berachiah, son of Iddo the Prophet.

Mishnah 3


These are the vessels of the Temple that were taken and buried in the ground:

The locking rods


The pegs


The boards


The rings


The standing pillars of the courtyard

These are the Vessels:


1,200,000 silver Mizrakot (sacrificial basins)


50,000 fine gold Mizrakot (sacrificial basins)


600,000 bowls of fine gold


1,200,000 bowls of silver

Mishnah 4


500,000 trays of fine gold


1,200,000 trays of silver


500,000 bread mold of fine gold


1,200,000 bread molds of silver
On each of the molds there were 5 Margallot/pearls and 2 precious gem stones. The value of each precious stone was 100 talents of gold ($180 million). The total value of all the Margallot was 200,000 talents of gold ($360 billion).

36 golden trumpets


7 branched menorah of fine gold worth 100,000 talents ($180 billion)

Mishnah 5


77 tables of gold


7,000 talents of gold  ($12 billion)


3 rows of priceless stones, 7 cubits by 5 cubits

Mishnah 7


The counting of precious stones, Margallot gems, silver, and gold that King David dedicated to the great Temple was:

1,000,000 talents of silver ($180 billion)


100,000 talents of gold ($180 billion)

600,000 talents of fine gold ($1.08 trillion)

All these were concealed, hidden and safeguarded from the army of the Chaldeans in a place called Borseef.

Mishnah 8


7 golden curtains with 12,000 talents of gold ($20 billion)

12,000 Levitical garments with belts


70,000 Levitical garments with belts, turbans and pants

All of these service clothes were concealed until the future to atone for Israel in the end of days.

Mishnah 9


David also made:

1,000 copper lyres overlaid with fine gold and 8 stones


7,000 harps

All these were hidden and concealed in Ein Zidkiyah that the fittest men of Israel knew in secret, lest they fall, G-d forbid, into the hands of the enemy who hated Israel. These vessels are not to be used except to atone for Israel, thus concealed to prevent the Chaldeans from using them, G-d forbid. They hid them until the day when Israel will return to their former stature and reclaim eternal honor and worldly glory, and they find a man named David, son of David. The silver and gold shall then be unearthed to him, when all Israel shall gather and make a complete Aliyah ascent to Jerusalem. Amen.

Mishnah 10


These are the weights of silver concealed at Ein Kahal by Baruch and Zidkiyah:

1,200,000 talents of silver


1,600,000 of fine silver


2,000,000 pots of fine copper


1,100,000 pots of iron


3,000 frying pans of fine gold
 (LOL!)

Countless copper sinks and lavers


70 tables of fine gold

All those were concealed by Zidkiyah.

Mishnah 11

Treasures of gold and silver stored away from the days of David until Zidkiyah and until Israel was exiled to Babylon.

Hundreds of thousands of golden shields 
Countless silver shields


353,000 precious stones


1,900,000 Korin of gold [no clue what that weighs]

All the prophets, wise men, and scribes in the world could not calculate the wealth and the glory that was in Jerusalem.

Mishnah 12

Twelve precious stones with the names of the Tribes engraved on them.

No king, prophet, or anyone else knew where they were hidden, excepting Hiluk, son of Shimur Halevi. All Israel concealed the Vessels until a righteous king arises over Israel. What’s more, they all share a solemn vow never to reveal the whereabouts of these vessels until David, son of David, arises. All silver, gold, and Margallot precious stones which were ever hidden away will be handed over to him when the exiles of Israel will be gathered from the four ends of the earth, and they ascend with greatness and exaltation to the land of Israel. At that time a great river will issue forth from the Holy of Holies of the Temple. Its name is Gihon and it will flow to the great and dreadful desert and become mixed with the Euphrates River.

       --- End of Emeq HaMelekh ---
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Well, there you have it. Trillions of dollars of gold and silver are still hidden somewhere in Israel. Not to mention those 3,000 gold frying pans! 🙂 Certainly enough to entice Russia to invade if they saw a window of opportunity.

And when they do find that incredible treasure, look up!

“But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28

Shalom!

BP

References:
(1) https://compass.org/article-the-50-days-between-rapture-and-the-great-tribulation/
(2) https://compass.org/article-russias-humiliating-defeat/
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Climate Change Is Definitely True, Here’s Why:

In 1958, noted liberal Betty Friedan wrote in Harper’s magazine that scientists were certain “the glacial thermostat, the present interglacial stage is well advanced; the earth is now heading into another Ice Age.” Since the late 1800s, establishment liberals proclaimed that our planet was doomed to freeze in as few as ten years. Referred to as “Global Cooling,” the libs trotted out one scientist after another showing scientific research as proof of the coming “freeze.” (1)   Yet since the early 1900s, scientists have disagreed as to whether the earth is heating up or cooling off.  

But by the 1980s, when the idiocy of the “fact” we’re going to freeze showed obvious holes, they switched to “Global Warming,” and have since paraded out more scientists with research showing the “irrefutable facts” of the coming world heat disaster.  

But ultimately Global Warming began to also reveal its non-scientific stupidity, so they switched to “Climate Change.”   Now they're blaming all the world’s problems on man’s impact on the planet. They say there are “over 1000 research studies” that prove Climate Change is real... which is a bald-faced lie.   The national news promotes the lie, calling it the "FACT" of Climate Change, and come down hard on anyone who disagrees.  

The only "FACT" is that these "studies" are myths, lies and distortions produced by the same kind of people who conspired to say Donald Trump "colluded” with Russia.  

Yet students today are universally taught that it is a scientific fact that man (usually meaning white males) has so damaged this planet from using fossil fuels that the earth will only last a few more years… doom is coming soon if we don’t do what they say.  

To anyone with two brain cells, the obvious purpose of all these climate proclamations and predictions through the years is to use the climate for political value. After all, who can argue against saving our planet? All we have to do is give them the power to control more and more of our lives.   Liberal politicians are now turning up the heat saying we must change how we live, even saying if we don’t change our ways we’ll have to go back to the dark ages to stay alive on this planet.  

Some politicians say this disaster will come in as few as 10 or 15 years. Of course that’s what they’ve been saying since the early 1900s: 10 to 15 years. It's a phrase well-tested in those focus groups. Makes you want to worry!   And this time they actually are right!   Yes, you read that correctly. The liberals are dead-on about climate change coming in the next 10 to 15 years. But it’s not going to happen like they think.  

One of the most graphic characteristics of the soon-coming Tribulation that follows the Rapture, is the horrific scorching heat that comes on the earth. The temperature so high that people are grateful to die to escape the heat.  

“These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation…they will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat;” Rev. 7:15, 16

“Men were scorched with fierce heat;” Rev. 16:9  

This “climate change” will in fact sink Miami, as famously predicted by Bill Clinton when he said:   “'The water is going to keep rising’ whether US stays in the Paris Accord Talks or not.” (The Paris Accord was the world meeting to deal with Climate Change that President Trump wisely pulled out of).  

And yes, the polar ice caps WILL melt, but probably in about an hour, not decades. And that will be the least of their problems. This is the time that God will shake the earth so violently that ALL the mountains will fall and ALL the islands will sink.

“and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. … And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. Rev. 16:18,20

In Isaiah 24:13,19 the Bible compares someone violently shaking an olive tree to get the olives to fall off to what God does to the earth during the Tribulation. Ouch!   All this causes the nations of the earth to be in disarray, totally baffled by all that is going on.  

“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, Luke 21:25

The bleeding heart liberals left behind after the Rapture will have more than "climate" change" to deal with...rather, they will be the recipients of God's wrath. God says the time will come when He will not be silent any more!  

"I have kept silent for a long time, I have kept still and restrained Myself.    Now like a woman in labor I will groan,    I will both gasp and pant. I will lay waste the mountains and hills    And wither all their vegetation;    I will make the rivers into coastlands    And dry up the ponds". Is. 42:14-15

Of course God clearly warned of this time in His Word. It's there for anyone to read. He even offers a way to escape the coming horrors. But most people chose to ignore scripture and instead chose to worship Satan—who is actually behind all this hokey “climate change.”   And those who ignore the Word of God will pay a stiff price.  

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” Rom. 1:18   “For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience,” Col. 3:6

Let me rephrase that in case you missed it. The WRATH of God IS coming against all unsaved sinners, all non-Believers. It's coming suddenly, in a moment you least expect it. The lies, murders, blasphemy is all seen and recorded for future judgment.   It will be a sad time on earth. Most will die. Few will survive into the Millennium.  

“All the merry-hearted sigh. The gaiety of tambourines ceases, the noise of revelers stops, the gaiety of the harp ceases. All joy turns to gloom. The gaiety of the earth is banished. Is. 24:7, 8

Praise the Lord that God has not appointed us to receive the coming “wrath!”  

“For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,” 1Th. 5:9   “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.” Rom. 5:9

All Born Again Believers will be removed from this earth before His judgment begins.   So the next time some liberal starts in on "Climate Change," just say "I agree with you, 'Climate Change' is coming." And that will give you one remarkable witnessing opportunity!  

But keep in mind that this whole climate issue is not about the "climate." Rather, it's about "Control." In the not-too-distant future, this earth will be controlled by one person from one place. We're just seeing the beginnings of this taking shape.  

Use us, Lord!   Shalom!  

BP  

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”Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.” Prov. 3:5

In 2 Chronicles 20 there’s an interesting story about Israel’s enemies coming against Jehoshaphat. Moab, Ammon and Meunites decided to make war with Israel, and the King of Judea heard they were on their way with a large army.

In desperation, Jehoshaphat called on the out-matched and powerless Israelites to pray to the Lord for help. God answered their prayers and said “‘You need not fight in this battle;…Do not fear or be dismayed;”

God then allowed confusion among the enemy troops and they turned on one another, completely annihilating 100% of those coming against Israel.

“…they helped to destroy one another.” 2 Chr. 20:24

Israel was stunned when they later came to the battle ground—not one enemy soldier was left alive, having killed each other.

There’s another story about Gideon, who had 32,000 troops ready to fight the Midianites. God, wanting to show it was not by Israel’s strength that the battle is won, began whittling down the number of troops.

God told Gideon to send home everyone who was afraid to fight and 22,000 promptly went home. God said there were still too many troops so he had the remaining 10,000 drink from the stream. God told Gideon to take to battle only the 300 men who drank from the stream using their hands, not drinking with their face down on the water.

The 32,000 was now down to 300 men. Now the battle would not be won by might, but could only be won because God orchestrated the victory.

The 300 Israelites surrounded the enemy camp. Each broke a clay pot and blew a trumpet while praising God. And you guessed it, the Midianites turned on each other.

“...the LORD set the sword of one against another even throughout the whole army;” Judges 7:22

In both of these accounts, God wanted to show it was He Who was in charge. He wanted Israel to look to Him, not their strength.

“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the LORD.” Prov. 21:31

“A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.” Ps. 33:17    

Fast-forward to Today

Just like He knocked out Israel's enemies 2500 years ago, today the Lord is just as much in control. And He wants us look to Him for all our victories. He is fully 100% in control of all things at all times. And He hears our prayers!

Looking at the political landscape today, the Dems don't know it but they're in a circle firing at each other. And they don’t seem to be able to stop shooting!

It’s actually quite comical to watch. If the Republicans could pick the platform to run against, this is what they would have picked—a candidate who is anti-American, anti-white, anti-God, who defends socialistic policies and perversion. It will clearly be good vs. evil.

Now if this is, in fact, the Lord's doing, we should be tremendously thankful because He’s answering many years of prayers for this nation by Born Again Believers. Just when it looked impossible, God gave us a bit of a reprieve from Satan’s endless march to take over the world.

Think about it, we were only three states and 70,000 votes away from the last nail in the coffin for Christians having any rights left in America. The horse had the bit in its mouth.

Had the Democrats taken over, you would never have heard about the deep-state government operating inside our government. It would have never been revealed how the FBI and State Department conspired to keep Donald Trump out of office.

But that’s not what God wanted. For whatever reason, He put the brakes on the world takeover by Satan. Oh, it will come, but apparently not just yet. For now He is exposing them for what they are—Satanic lies.

Every minute God delays Satan's takeover and delays the Rapture, it gives us the opportunity to reach others with the Gospel Truth. Every minute someone gets saved from the death and destruction of the Tribulation and the eternal horrors of hell.

Opportunity = Responsibility

But along with this opportunity comes responsibility. We have to be careful how we respond to this God-ordained reprieve. Our purpose on this planet is to be used by the Lord to reach the lost. And what they see in us, our reactions to all things in life, may be the only Bible they ever read.

If in fact President Trump does get re-elected, there are going to be some quite confused people. And we should respond with truth in grace and love while praying God will give us wisdom.

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;” Prov. 24:17

“If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.” Prov. 25:21-22

It’s the Lord who is in total control. We have already won the war and it’s up to Him to determine what battles He allows us to win or lose in this life, for His purposes. And He promises all non-believers will eventually be dealt with, but in His timing. All things will work together for good for you and me.

“Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,’” says the Lord.” Rom. 12:19

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Rom. 12:21

So as we watch the future unfold, whether we understand it or not, be wise, understand what's going on, and trust the Lord as He continues to grant us opportunities to share what we know. And certainly keep praying for our President!

“To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead;…” 1Pet. 3:8-9

Shalom!

BP

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Globe in chains

I’m not a conspiracy theorist! At least I don’t worry about a man-based group that will someday take over the world and begin shooting Christians. I do know that a Satan-based world takeover WILL happen one day, but it’s a post-Rapture event.

But I DO believe we’re living in the last of the last days. And the Bible tells us to watch the signs — fulfilled prophecies… and there are many! So much so that the news these days sounds like a Bible-prophecy recap.

Therefore, we’re obviously getting closer and closer to the end. And since we know the antichrist will show up in the last days and singularly rule the earth, we should very well be seeing things coming together just before the Church departs this earth.

We’re so close that Satan has undoubtedly put people in place who are sold-out for him, setting the stage for his world takeover. No longer behind the scenes, they’ve come out in the open with their lies and deceit. For example:

UN Global Socialism Plan

In 2015, the United Nations had a huge Global Elites meeting in Paris, where all 193 countries of the world met and unanimously approved a plan to “Transform Our World” in the next 15 years.

Dubbed UN Agenda 2030, they proudly outlined how they will use climate and global warming issues to take over the entire globe.

Obama’s administration enthusiastically signed this monstrosity, in which it is specifically called a “plan of action for people, planet and prosperity by the year 2030.”

This, of course, fit nicely with Obama’s original campaign theme in 2008: “We want to fundamentally change America.” They needed to change America because a free country didn’t fit with a one-world government.

So before B.H.O. left office he started a ball rolling that would have ultimately changed the U.S.A. from LEADING the world to FOLLOWING the U.N. The U.S.A. would then be under the U.N.’s direction to purportedly “save the earth.” And if implemented, it would have been a disaster for Christians as it is a godless manifesto.

Realistically, this world “agenda” is really nothing more than Satan ramping up for full control of the planet… and we know that’s what WILL happen post-Rapture. When the Elites do finally reach their goals during the Tribulation, it’ll be deadly to admit you’re a Bible Believer.

But in Steps Donald Trump

Seeing through their Globalist ruse, President Trump is shaking up their agenda. He’s not going along with any of it. Rather, he’s making decisions that benefit America and making everyone else get in line.

This is making the Globalists white-hot mad, and they’re unleashing everything they can to undermine his Presidency. It is unrelenting, and I think it’s only the prayers from Believers that are keeping him alive.

The Elite control most of the media so we see a daily dose of political lies peppering the airwaves. Undeterred, under the prayer cover of millions from his Believer-base, the President continues to put America first.

Trade War or Common Sense?

For instance, the most recent “China Trade War” is simply making China trade fair and equitable with the United States. The past four U.S. Presidents have allowed this trade imbalance to grow to such unhealthy levels that our whole U.S. monetary system is in serious jeopardy.

China’s been taking their $700 billion surplus from the huge trade imbalance and purchasing hard assets like gold and silver, even gold and silver mines. President Trump sees this can’t continue and must stop. And he’s drawn a line in the sand.

Not-Federal/Not-Reserve

Another of President Trump’s shot-over-the-bow salvos is to the Federal Reserve, which is not “Federal” and not a “Reserve.” Rather, it’s a corporation controlled by eight Global Elite families. And President Trump is boldly in their face. Especially after the recent public comment by their Chairman who said, “Trump needs to be defeated.”(2)

This group of Global Elites, under the guise and power of “The Federal Reserve,” has controlled our country’s finances, milking us for over 100 years …without accountability. Since they got control, our dollar has lost 92% of its value. They’ve never been audited so they basically do what they want to do.

President Trump again is just doing what is best for America. He’s seriously looking at changing our dollar to a gold-backed dollar that would be trackable (think Bitcoin backed by gold). That would circumvent and free us from the Global Elite and the Federal Reserve all in one sweep.(1)

Regardless of all the good things our President is doing, we know this reprieve won’t last forever. Most Christians realize that we’re living in Satan’s world. He IS the “god of this world,” and he will one day get un-Holy-Spirit-hindered control.

But, thankfully, we’re also in a God-controlled universe. And just like Nineveh was given an extra grace of time before God lowered the boom, we too are on borrowed time. We’re in what the Bible calls the time of God’s patience.(3)

Ultimately the end will come with the Church’s exhilarating exit, which paves the way for Satan and his Global Elite minions to take over, ruling the earth for a horrific 7-year Tribulation period where literally 1/2 of the earth’s population is murdered.(4)

False Messiah timeline

But the timing of the Devil’s world takeover has been slowed down by God, for His unknown purposes. I personally think President Trump will be reelected to continue to keep America going on a non-global track. But at some point in the future the Elites will get back in power and finish the job.

Now this is what’s interesting

If President Trump is reelected, that would get us to 2024. We might get four, or even eight more years if a staunch conservative is elected following President Trump.

But even if Trump is not re-elected, this reprieve has pushed the Globalist agenda into the 2030s for completion. This is very interesting because that lines up very well with two end-time prophetic projections — the Church Age Prophecy and the One Generation Prophecy.

The 2000-Year Church Age Prophecy

We have taught and defended for years that God’s original creation week is a timeline-template for all human time (see timeline chart below).

The seven 24-hour days of God’s original creation week are a template for 7000 years of time that God assigned to man to complete on this planet. Scripture mentions the correlation between 1000 years and one day in at least two places.

”For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night.”

— Psalm 90:4

”But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.”

— 2 Peter 3:8

So applying this Creation week timeline of 1 day = 1000 years, the length of the Church Age is quite easy to see.

7000 yrs

Looking at the above graphic, notice that no life was created on the first four 24-hour days of God’s Creation week, only non-living things. And we know from the Bible’s genealogy that there are about 4000 years between Adam and the cross.

At the end of the timeline, God’s day of rest on the 7th day of the Creation week would correspond to Jesus’ 1000-year Millennial reign on earth when Satan is bound.

”And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;”

— Revelation 20:2

“…reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”

— Revelation 20:4

God's creation model over time

That leaves two days, or 2000 years, for the Church Age in which we currently live. Jesus came to earth on the 5th day and brought life.

There is even a prophecy that can’t be fulfilled unless this template-timeline for a 2000 year-old Church Age is true.

“Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, that we may live before Him.”

— Hosea 6:1–2

That’s an unfulfilled prophecy that says Israel will be scattered around the world for 2000 years (2 days) hurt and wounded. But after the 2000 years, God will revive them/bring them back to life. And on the third day, which is the last 1000 years, the Jews will literally live before Him in Israel.

It’s also interesting that the only interaction anywhere in the Bible that Jesus had with non-Jews was specifically for TWO DAYS.

So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.

— John 4:40

After the two days He went forth from there into Galilee.

— John 4:43

After the “two days,” the “third day,” He returned to the Jews. A perfect fit for the model. See also Ex. 19:10–11 — it will blow your mind.

So life showing up on the 5th and 6th days of the Creation week is a parallel to Jesus bringing life to the Church Age for 2000 years while the Jews are scattered, hurt and wounded.

2000 year Church Age

THEREFORE

The Church Age began in 33 AD with the coming of the Holy Spirit and will end with the Rapture, when the Holy Spirit departs. So, if our theory is correct, this would mean the Church Age would last until ROUGHLY 2033. This is not a prediction, just an observation!

There’s also another prophetic application that points to the 2030s:

The “One Generation” Prophecy

Jesus said the generation who saw Israel come together in the latter days will not pass before seeing all the things listed in Matthew 24.

A generation was referred to in varying lengths of times in the Bible — anywhere from 20 years to 100 years. Since seven and multiples of seven are God’s numbers for completion, a 70-year generation isn’t a stretch.

Mt. Moriah is the most important piece of property on earth as far as the Lord is concerned. It’s where Abraham offered Issac and the only place God allowed sacrifices to Him.

Israel didn’t get back control of the Temple Mount/Mt. Moriah until the Six-Day War in 1967. Therefore, the 70-year-generation countdown could not begin until 1967.

That puts us ROUGHLY at 2037. Again, not a prediction, only an observation based on Scripture.

One 70 year Generation

Bottom Line

Therefore, between the Globalists trying to wrap things up in the 2030s, the Creation Week template pointing to the 2030s, and the One Generation Prophecy pointing to the 2030s you can make a good case that God has the Rapture scheduled for the 2030s. Certainly is interesting!

33 to 38 prophecy

Of course (one more time) this is all speculation. We don’t know for sure when the Lord will return. We can and do observe the signs. Hey, as we know, it could happen today! 🙂

“For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.”

— Matthew 24:44

So until that fateful day, use us, Lord! And watch over our President!

BP

References:

(1) https://qz.com/1646318/why-trump-and-judy-shelton-want-the-us-back-on-the-gold-standard/

(1) https://investingnews.com/daily/resource-investing/precious-metals-investing/gold-investing/trump-gold-standard/

(2) https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/08/28/business/u-s-fed-help-defeat-trump-2020-not-enable-trade-war-china-ex-central-bank-official/#.XXlk5SV7lTY

(3) https://compass.org/article-gods-patience-in-the-last-days/

(4) Rev 6:8, 1/4 earth dies; Rev 9:15, 1/3 of balance of earth's population dies. Total—1/2 population of earth dies during the Tribulation.

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Joshua Harris and book cover

Recently Joshua Harris, a successful Christian author who wrote the bestselling book I Kissed Dating Goodbye in the 1990s, publicly renounced his faith.

Due to his staunch Biblical stance regarding no sex before marriage, many young Christians read his books and followed his advice. So this was a shocker, to say the least.

In a nutshell, Harris is clearly saying he no longer believes the Bible, pretty much giving God the finger. So this begs the question, does this mean he’s now going to hell?

I’ve heard numerous Christian leaders trying to make sense out of this by saying things like “He was never saved in the first place” and “Jesus won’t leave you but you can leave Him.” However, neither of those statements is in God’s Word.

Only God knows Harris’ heart… whether or not he trusted the shed blood of Christ to cover his sins at some point of his life. But regardless, the question remains, if he was once “saved,” can he now be “not saved?”

Most people reading this know we teach and scripturally defend that there’s no “work” you can do, or not do, to become a Believer. You can only believe the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah. It’s about what He did, not about your good or bad actions.

“He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,”

— Titus 3:5

”These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.”

— 1 John 5:13

Therefore, if there is nothing one can do to gain salvation, is there something one can do to lose it? No, there’s nothing you can do to lose it. In fact, if you think you can lose your salvation, the Bible says you’re foolish!

“Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?”

— Galatians 3:3

What Actually Happens At Salvation?

When you trust the Gospel message — which is the Good News that if you BELIEVE Jesus came from heaven, lived a sinless life, shed His blood and died on a cross in order to pay for all your sins — God immediately saves you from the eternal fires of hell… forever.

Your sins — past, present and future — are wiped clean from God’s judgment and this allows God’s Spirit to come into your life permanently, sealing you forever.

“In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation — having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,”

— Ephesians 1:13

So every Believer is sealed by God. Jesus even said He won’t lose anyone the Father has given Him.

“This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.”

— John 6:39

To make an even better case against losing your salvation, consider this verse:

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

— Romans 8:38–39

You are a human, created by God. Therefore, as a Believer, you cannot even separate yourself from God. No matter what you say or do. God is more powerful than you.

So if you can’t lose the permanency of salvation, what happened to Joshua Harris, assuming he was a Believer? It has everything to do with his Biblical maturity. Salvation is just the beginning of your Spiritual walk.

One of Three Things Happens to Believers When They Get Saved — Which One Applies to You?

The Bible puts a great emphasis on Believers maturing in their faith (Ephesians 4:11–14), to “grow up” in order not to be tricked by their enemy Satan — who has spent the last 6000 years perfecting his lies.

“…but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,” —

Ephesians 4:15

Satan even tried lying to Jesus when he was tempting Him in the desert (Matt. 4:5–11). He quoted scripture to Jesus, and although the scripture was true, Jesus replied with “…the scripture also says…” In essence, He was telling Satan, “you’re taking scripture out of context.”

We too need to be able to know the Bible well enough to ward off Satan’s tricks and lies. But new Believers have so little scriptural defense they’re referred to as baby Believers (1 Corinthians 3).

The Parable of the Sower

In the Parable of the Sower in Luke 8:4–15, we see that when people hear the Word of God preached, the outcome is pretty simple: they either get saved or they don’t get saved.

Those that do get saved can have three different outcomes in their Christian life. So Jesus warns us about these life outcomes because our adversary, Satan, immediately sends his demons to compromise our walk.

Sower Sows

1) The first thing that can happen to a new Believer is to be tricked by Satan from maturing into a solid Believer. Satan’s first goal is to get new Believers to doubt the truth about what they just committed to. Because new Believers aren’t rooted in God’s Word, the tempter can lure them away with his lies.

“…they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.”

— Luke 8:13

Satan’s lies could be about anything… sex, money, friendships, marriage, children, parents, church and everything in between. A series of seemingly innocent compromises is his age-old trick.

2) If Satan’s not successful getting you off course when you’re a new Believer, the second thing he’ll try is to get your eyes off the long-term prize. Satan knows if he can get you thinking short-term, he wins.

“…they are choked with worries, riches and pleasures of this life,”

— Luke 8:14

Satan will again bring on the lies about the burdens of life, worries about children, work, money… anything and everything to get your mind off the eternal prize that you’ve already won. If you fall for his deception, he wins.

3) The third thing that can happen to born-again Believers is that they mature, steel their minds with scripture, shake off the worries of the world and keep their eyes on the prize. God can use these mature Believers in numerous ways for His purposes.

”until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man…”

— Ephesians 4:13

”I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

— Philipians 3:14

So what about Joshua Harris? I think he is #2. I think he unknowingly let Satan get to him through the riches and pleasures of this life, choking out his testimony and grieving God with his sinful statements.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”

— Ephesians 4:30

Again, notice in that verse that sin did not “unseal” anything. When a Believer is saved, it’s forever.

I do pray Harris gets a handle on whatever is haunting him. I pray he repents and seeks again to follow the commandments of his Risen Savior. Thankfully, if he is a Believer, his security is unconditional. God will never leave him, even if he tries to leave God.

“I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”

— Hebrews 13:5

Always stand on the scriptural fact that our salvation is based on what He did for us, not what we once did, or now do, for Him. Therefore, teaching you can lose your salvation based on sin (repentant or unrepentant) violates this basic Biblical teaching.

This is why Paul, dealing with a horribly sinful and unrepentant Believer, said it would be better for Satan to kill some guy so he could be released from his sinful body and go home to be with the Lord.

“I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”

— 1 Corinthians 5:5

This earth is nothing compared to eternity, so keep your eyes up!

Use us, Lord!

BP

Cars Camera

Imagine…

Imagine a world where everything you do is individually monitored, scored, and kept in a big database. And your personal score determines your lifestyle — what you can purchase, your ability to travel, the interest rate you pay at the bank, even your ability to rent an apartment or buy a home or be approved for a car loan.

Everything you do, or don’t do, is monitored and scored. Your score also affects your family by causing your Internet to run more slowly, and keeping you (and/or your kids) from the best schools and the best jobs. A low score could even land you in jail!

So in this imaginary world you have to be careful to keep your social score above a certain level or you could pay big consequences. You can’t even get a driver’s license without a decent social score. So if you’re smart, you learn quickly what not to do.

Breaking the law in any way lowers your score. So will buying too much liquor in a month or using your Visa to purchase too many video games.

You also get lower scores for things like being late on a credit card payment or accessing a website that is in opposition to the ruling government party. Not to mention little things like jaywalking and smoking on trains.

Posting opinions on social media that are not politically correct or posting lewd remarks or pictures will, of course, lower your score. Even bad habits like eating too much, parking in a no-parking area, and driving over the speed limit (yes, that too) are tracked daily and tallied.

EVERYTHING is watched and monitored. Your life is scored on a day-by-day basis. And in this world, a low score can even get you arrested and jailed for nothing more than having a low social score. All to keep you in compliance with the government’s ideological framework.

Think this imaginary world I just described is absurd? Nope. Actually, this is what they are doing TODAY in China. Citizens there are 100% watched in order to be 100% controlled. The system now monitors over a billion people and by 2020 will cover/oversee all of China.

The Chinese government’s system evaluates and scores you between 300 and 850 points. In addition to education, legal, banking, and employment, the score also takes into account perceived trustworthiness, security, wealth, consumption, and social networking (i.e., your online behavior, having “undesirable” friends, and even what you click on to “LIKE”).

Due to low social scores, Chinese citizens are being “detained” (what we would call “arrested”). One man was chained to a chair for eight hours of interrogation for simply posting on Twitter… and Twitter is blocked in China!

To use Twitter in China, you have to have special software to circumvent the Chinese government ban. But even then, the Chinese government watches posts worldwide, and there are many reports of thousands of private Chinese Twitter accounts disappearing with no explanation.

When I say they’re watching everything, I mean everything. People have had their dogs taken away for their not being on a leash! When you get on a train, announcements are made to not misbehave or it will affect your social score. Of course you NEVER complain about the government.

China students uniforms

China’s data-driven technology is growing in leaps and bounds. Referred to as Cyberspace Governance, China not only blocks certain data on the Internet but it also tracks what you do click on to determine what they will let you do, and not do. You may not even know you are clicking on a site that will lower your score.

The Chinese government is even tracking tourists crossing into China. The Border Police are now beginning to seize smart phones from the X-ray security machines, installing an app called BXAQ. This app collects all personal information including text messages, event calendars, phone contacts, and lists of people called as well as what apps you’re using.

They then check your data against a red-flag list of over 70,000 items. You’re denied entry if you have, for instance, obvious things like bomb-making instructions. But the forbidden list also includes books written in Arabic, books (or materials or documents) about (or by) certain Christian groups deemed controversial, and documents relating to the Dalai Lama. Quite subjective, don’t you think?

China facial regcognition

Cameras are everywhere as they’ve implemented the most sophisticated facial recognition system in the world. You can withdraw cash, check in at airports, and pay for goods using just your face. They not only read and verify individual faces, but also estimate age, ethnicity, and gender. But more importantly, they know where you are at all times.

There are 170 million cameras already in place, and 400 million more will be installed over the next three years. The system is so vast and accurate it’s locating wanted suspects in real time.

At any moment in time, this system can match every face on the street with an ID card as well as the path of your car. It can trace these movements back seven days, matching you up with your relatives and the people you’ve seen this week.

They’ve even begun using facial recognition to determine moods of people — are they angry or happy? What is their sexuality? Are they walking too fast? In short, they can arrest people they THINK will commit a crime.

Nothing To Hide?

Chinese officials say if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. But as the technology develops, so does the potential for abuse. All humans are sinful. Can you imagine a Democrat controlled American government in charge of deciding who gets dinged for what?

Using the social rating system the Chinese have already banned 15 million people from traveling, buying property, or sending their kids to private school. And there’s no reason to appeal if you get banned. You can appeal, but that just makes matters worse.

Since 2015, to put some teeth into the penalties, China has increased the number of police sixfold. Thousands of them have been equipped with face-scanning devices that can determine if you’re a fugitive IN REAL TIME. This iron-fist approach is what they’re using to control every single person in China.

China has virtually become a total surveillance state where residents have different levels of freedom based on ethnicity, religious practices, and social score. The database for individuals includes things like your job, if you have a passport, even if you pray.

When all the scores are tallied, you’re categorized into SAFE, REGULAR, or UNSAFE people. UNSAFE people are sent to study centers for political education. But these study centers are actually no more than prisons with walls, razor-wire barriers, and guard towers… you can’t get out until they think you have changed your mind, realigned your politics, etc.

So people are basically being imprisoned based on surveillance data. And you can’t even see your score or the data used to rate you. People are detained (arrested) and they have no idea where they’re going or how long they will be there.

China cameras on street

China Expands Its Surveillance Around The World

Two out of every three drones used around the world are manufactured by government-controlled Chinese companies. And consensus is that some 75% of U.S. government security cameras are manufactured in China.

Australia is currently wrestling with the overwhelming number of Chinese cameras in their cities and even military bases. Australian officials have determined that Chinese cameras are in use in their Army Forces Command, Air Force Air Command, Navy Strategic Command, and Army Special Operations HQ.

They’re worried that China may actually be tapping the images and using the data to spy or even affect election results. The elephant-in-the-room concern is that Communist China can track Australia’s entire military operation!

The Department of Homeland Security in the United States has been screaming about all this for years. Finally, in a rare bipartisan moment in the politics of Washington DC, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act, 2019, which prohibited cameras made by certain Chinese companies from being used in surveillance on U.S. soil. The reasoning was in part that China would be able to do surveillance in the U.S. as they suspect they’ve been doing in Australia.

The commonality of all this is that these cameras all use the Internet. Once online, the information is ripe for rip-off. And the cameras are made in a way that reprogramming can be done via the Internet. So what you determine to be safe today could be unsafe tomorrow.

This is just a foreshadowing of what’s ultimately coming to the United States. Conservatives/Christians are already being unfairly targeted. Problems with the IRS targeting conservative/Christian groups were uncovered and no one was held accountable. Imagine adding a social credit system like this used to shut up conservatives.

Again, this is happening today in China. How far away is this from the United States? Just recently Florida Democrat Congresswoman Frederica Wilson called for shutting down people who voice their opinion online saying, “We’re gonna shut them down.” Governmental surveillance used to control the population WILL come here too. And bummer for you if those who have control are not those whom you support.

It’s Just A Matter Of Time

Already there are social ratings beginning to be used in the United States. The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas is using a social media scoring system to provide perks to guests.

Twitter announced they are instituting a new social score for every user based on “influence.” And Virgin Airlines has announced they will use these scores to determine upgrades and even pricing. And Hoot Suite announced it will allow you to sort your Twitter list based on the influence of your Twitter social score.

Tommy Hilfiger has begun embedding smart chips in some of their lines that are connected to an app where you (and they) can track what you wear and where you wear it.

FB Your ad is not approved

There have been four or five instances where a Compass advertisement was not approved because it didn’t meet Facebook’s advertising policies. There was nothing wrong with our ads, they just didn’t like what we were advertising! You can’t tell people the truth… like the fact they are going to either heaven or hell! That’s too cruel.

So most Believers easily see where this is going.

All This Is Clearly Prophesied In The Bible

The Bible says there will come a day when everyone on the earth who wants to eat or buy products will have to be part of a worldwide system. And this all-encompassing system will be run by none other than Satan himself.

”And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.”

— Revelation 13:15–17

John, through the inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit, did an admirable job describing a clear reference to today. He’d been given a glimpse into the future of people watching their TVs, smart phones, and/or tablets and had to put it in his own vernacular. The screens could easily be what he described above as the “image of the beast.”

Everyone connected

One day, everyone will be controlled from one place. And the one who has control makes the rules. And the rule is simple… you either take the “Mark of the Beast” and get your food, or you don’t take it and likely starve.

The Chinese have a system in place today that, between facial recognition, social monitoring, and an iron-clad grip on banking transactions, can in fact be expanded to control every person in the world.

And if the Chinese can do this with 1.4 billion people, it’s not a stretch to see this eventually being implemented in the U.S., Europe, etc.

So, knowing where all this is heading, we’re definitely seeing the early stages of the worldwide system coming together. In 30AD people voluntarily worshiped Jesus when He was physically on earth for 3 1/2 years. There’s coming a post-Rapture day when Satan dons the fake-Jesus attire and forces people to worship him for 3 1/2 years.

Some will take the Mark of the Beast, eat temporarily, and later go to hell.

”…If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, … and he will be tormented … forever.”

— Revelation 14:9–11

Forever is a long time, and many will choose poorly. But some will shine:

“… behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;”

— Revelation 7:9

“…These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb….They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb … will guide them to …life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

— Revelation 7:14–17

“…I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”

— Rev. 20:4

Clearly there are those who miss the Rapture and immediately know what just happened. They have the opportunity to be part of the greatest revival the earth has ever witnessed.(1)

Faced with the prospect of choosing temporary life with food or eternal life with no food, they choose wisely. Most will have to give up their earthly lives in order to have eternal life with Jesus. But certainly worth it.

“He is no fool who gives up what he can’t keep in order to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot.

Shalom!
BP

References

(1) https://compass.org/article-tribulation-evangelism-on-steroids-2/

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-social-credit-system-punishments-and-rewards-explained-2018-4#6-getting-your-dog-taken-away-6

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/business/china-twitter-censorship-online.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/21/what-do-people-china-think-about-social-credit-monitoring/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.648706d9ff1c

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-social-credit-system-punishments-and-rewards-explained-2018-4

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369368/china-is-installing-spyware-on-tourists-phones

https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/hilfiger-embeds-smart-chips-in-new-fashion-line

 

The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered. Gen. 7:19
If you believe in the Biblical doctrine of divine inspiration, that God inspired every word in the Bible, you WILL find yourself having to defend it. It just comes with the territory.
Most non-Christians, and even a lot of Christians, have been taught and accept the evolutionary model which takes God and the six days of creation out of the picture. The conclusion is that the Biblical account of creation is just a myth, a fable.
Professing to be wise, they became fools, Rom. 1:22
But if Genesis 1 isn’t 100% true as written, it casts doubt on the rest of God’s Word. If there is one error anywhere in the Bible, the whole thing is suspect.
Genesis 1 is the foundation of the Bible—it tells us where we came from and to whom we’re accountable. And if the foundation is destroyed, the entire building will fall.
Thankfully, if you know the facts, you can scientifically defend the Scriptures and the Lord Who inspired them. You can learn to boldly defend Genesis 1 to Revelation 22.
Take the Biblical account of the worldwide flood of Noah 4500 years ago.
[God] did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly 2Pet. 2:5
The account in Genesis 1 is literally scoffed at by most the world. It’s mainly scoffed at because to accept the account as accurate means the Bible is true, we have accountability to God, there is a judgment, etc. They can’t go there. So instead they scoff while using the magic ingredient of “time” to allow a way for rocks to change into humans.
Denying the worldwide flood account in the last days was prophesied some 2000 years ago. Peter said the time will come when ungodly men would mock the Bible and dismiss the truth of a global flood of judgment about 4500 years ago.

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation. For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 2Pet. 3:3-7

Even a lot of Christians are duped about not believing the Biblical flood account because they’ve not been taught correctly. Yet Jesus Himself testified about Noah and the worldwide flood.
. . . Noah entered the ark, and the flood came
and destroyed them all. Luke 17:27
So as a Believer, it’s imperative to be able to defend what we Believe to a lost world. For some scientific evidences that defend the Biblical account, go to compass.org and read our free article A Flood Of Evidence.

by Bill Perkins, Director, Compass International, Inc.

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The oldest known recorded incident of a UFO comes from the Bible. Twenty-eight hundred years ago, Elijah the prophet exited this earth on what is best described as a UFO—an “unidentified flying object.”

“As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.” 2Kings 2:11

This incident lies embedded in the minds of the Jewish people because God confirmed Elijah did not die, but would return again. In the next-to-last sentence of the Old Testament, the book of Malachi records:

“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.” Mal. 4:5

To this day, at Passover every year Jewish families set an extra place at the table, or an Elijah's Cup, for the prophet Elijah in case he shows up. Just before the Passover meal is to be served, the young kids are often sent to the front door to see if Elijah has come.

But if you are a UFO proponent who thinks Elijah’s earthly departure is proof that UFOs are real, you’re sadly mistaken.

Nowhere in the Bible does it teach that there’s any other form of human-type life in the universe. No extraterrestrial beings are anywhere in this vast universe. Quite the opposite. God always refers to the earth being singularly significant above all else.

But I do believe UFOs are referred to in another place in the Bible, in the New Testament, and that it’s referring to this day and age, the last of the last days.

Immediately after the Rapture of the Church, in the midst of the mind-boggling reality that millions of people just disappeared in the twinkling of an eye, Satan, via his New World Leader, must explain what just happened. It’s called the big “lie.”

Paul, writing to the church in Thessalonica about the Rapture and the Evil One who is revealed to rule in the aftermath, says this:
 
“For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false.” 2Thes. 2:11

Satan will do what he does best, he will tell a big bold lie about what just happened. He will try to get people to believe what is false, dooming forever in hell those who believe what he says.

Ever since the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977, I believe Satan has been nervously preparing the world for this lie. We’ve seen an obvious exponential increase in UFO articles over the last 40 years. And also more “sightings.”

Now if you are following me closely here, I just said there have been UFO sightings. Yet at the beginning of this article I said there are no such things as an extraterrestrial beings. How can that be?

It’s not that difficult to understand if you stick with the Bible because it is clear that Satan is an angel and angels are spirits. And the Bible says these spirits can take on the form of humans. They look so real you don't even know they’re not human!

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Heb. 13:2

Angel Basics

The Bible says angels come in two types—good and bad. The bad ones fell back during Adam’s day, one of every three rebelled with Lucifer and today we refer to these fallen angels as demons. The good ones we still refer to as angels.

Presumably any angelic interaction by Christians in Heb. 13:2 is with the good angels. But the fact is, demons can also fake who they are. And the head demon, Lucifer/Satan, leads the way.
 
“No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” 2Cor. 11:14

Satan is also the biggest liar of all.

“Whenever [Satan] speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44b

Therefore it’s completely feasible that Satan is intending on using the UFO phenomenon as a way to explain away the Rapture. We have no idea what the context of “The Lie” will be, but it’s going to be a whopper!

The lie could be something like:

“We’re from outer space and have come to save the earth from total destruction. We had to take those nice people away to another planet to reprogram their minds.”

Or:

“People from another civilization in space have been watching our planet. For our own good they have removed people who would have destroyed earth.”

Obviously this is a guess, the lie could be anything. All we know for sure is that many will be deceived and believe it. However, we do know, thankfully, that there are an uncountable number of people who do not buy the lie.

“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;” Rev. 7:9

“These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?….These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Rev. 7:13-14

So we know there will be millions who missed the Rapture who will not follow Satan and ultimately go to heaven. They will refuse the “mark of the beast,” which means they are prohibited from doing anything, including buying food.

“And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.” Rev. 13:16-17

These Believers, who will be saved by faith in the Tribulation, will be hunted and killed during the long seven years of horror, but they spend eternity in heaven, which is all that matters.

So as the Church Age winds up and we witness more and more proclamations of UFO sightings, etc., it should remind you to pray for your family, friends and coworkers who miss the Rapture …that God would grant them wisdom to cling to the truth at all costs.

Shalom!
Bill

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On our trips to Israel, my most fun Bible study to teach is from the top of the Mount of Olives. The view of the Old City is stupendously visually impacting to anyone with even a basic understanding of the Bible.

You can literally see so many of the things mentioned in Scripture like the Garden of Gethsemane, Palm Sunday Road, the Eastern Gate, the Temple Mount where the Jewish Temple stood, Caiaphas’ House, the Garden Tomb, the City of David, Herod’s Palace and so much more.

One of the more interesting observations I like to point out from this breathtaking view from the Mount of Olives is the famous story of Jesus healing a beggar who was blind from birth (John 8:59-9:41).

In a nutshell, Jesus was leaving the Temple compound, saw the blind beggar, picked up some dirt, spit into the dirt and applied it to the beggar’s eyes. He told the beggar to go wash the dirt out of his eyes in the Pool of Siloam. And once he did, he could instantly see for the first time in his life.

The Pharisees came to him to question the beggar about Jesus healing him. They were unmercifully berating the poor guy about how this could have happened, ultimately resulting in the healed man blurting out the now famous words, “All I know is that I was blind but now I can see.”

More to the Story
But when you’re sitting on the Mount of Olives reading this Biblical account, you learn there’s a lot more to the story. You can see the place where the stunning Jewish Temple once stood (#1 in the Jerusalem drawing above). Jesus would have been in that area when He healed the blind beggar. Only a couple of hundred feet to the north, just outside the northern wall of the Temple Mount, were the Pools of Bethesda, a relatively short, flat walk (#2 in the drawing).

But Jesus didn’t send him to the Pools of Bethesda. Instead He said, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam,” which was five times further away down to the lowest part of Jerusalem (#3 in the drawing). For a blind guy, that was a LONG way to go— especially since the Pools of Bethesda were far more accessible.

Why did Jesus send the blind beggar all the way to the Pool of Siloam? Well, as the scripture points out, the Pool of Siloam’s name in Hebrew means “The Pool of the One Who Will Be Sent,” which was, of course, the Messiah. The Jews regarded this pool as prophetic of the Messiah pouring water upon the desert.

The Pool of Siloam was also symbolic of the Messiah pouring out the Holy Spirit on the Jews. The blind beggar was told to go to the Messiah’s pool to be healed. The name of the specific location the blind beggar was told to go to in order to be healed would not have been missed by the Pharisees.

But there’s even more to the story…
Each fall the Jews celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. The last day of this feast is called “The Great Day of the Feast.” On this day, the priests would perform a special ritual in which the nation would cry out for their Messiah to come.

Beginning at the Temple located at the top of Mt. Moriah, the High Priest would lead a long line of priests as they sang their way down a wide descending boulevard (see picture above) to the Pool of Siloam, located at the bottom of Mt. Moriah.

At the pool the High Priest would fill a special pitcher with water. With great pomp and ceremony, the High Priest would then take the long climb back up the boulevard to the Temple at the top of Mount Moriah.

He then would take the pitcher of water to the Brazen Altar of Sacrifice and pour the water on it while reading Isaiah 44:3 about the future Messiah coming to Israel:

“For I will pour out water on the thirsty land
   And streams on the dry ground;
   I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring
   And My blessing on your descendants;” Is. 44:3

The crowd would fall silent as they prayed for the Messiah to come and pour His Spirit on them. But this particular year, Jesus had come stealthily to Jerusalem without His Apostles. And it was at this moment He boldly broke the prayerful silence by loudly proclaiming:

“...If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-38

Jesus was answering their cry for their Messiah to come. The prophetic ritual of pouring the water from the “Pool of the One Who Is Sent” and praying for their Messiah had been answered!

But the crowd was confused. Some were amazed by His miracles and teaching. Others were adamant He was not the Messiah because He was from, they thought, Galilee and the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem. They didn’t realize He was actually born in Bethlehem.

The next day Jesus showed up at the Temple and confounded the Pharisees with His incredible oratory. Not being able to answer, they made a deep, deep dig at Jesus being born of fornication—supposing Mary had gotten pregnant before she was married. Then they said He had a demon. Finally they tried to stone Him.

Jesus slipped away from their grasp, and as He left the Temple area he saw the blind beggar sitting on the sidewalk. I have to think Jesus was smiling as He healed him right under their phariseetical noses and then tells him to go wash in the Pool of Siloam—The Pool of the Sent One.

Now you know why Jesus didn’t send the blind beggar to the Pools of Bethesda!

Shalom!

© 2019 Compass Int’l, Inc.

Bill and Susie Perkins founded Compass International, Inc. in 1993 as a non-profit, non-denominational ministry. For information on Compass’ Steeling the Mind Bible Conferences, Good Morning Lord! Bible studies, books, DVDs and Biblelands Cruises, go to compass.org

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When the 300 Foot
Waves Swamps America
 
 
"YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN." Heb. 12:26


 
One of the most incredible prophecies ever described in the Bible regarding mass destruction on this earth takes place during the future 7-year Tribulation.
 
In 1450 BC, back during Israel’s Egyptian bondage, God reached a point where He was no longer willing to be silent. He had heard the cries of His people and took amazing action for the world to see and remember…and for the purpose of making His name known.

“Then the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD,” Ex. 14:18
 
And today, pretty much the whole world knows about those 10 horrific plagues that God unleashed on Egypt. When it was all over, there was no doubt in any Egyptian’s mind that God was not only God, but also that He loved Israel and was actively protecting her.
 
Fast-forward 3500 years to today and the situation is not much different. God has been quiet for some 2000 years. Miracles have happened, and He’s of course answered prayers. But nothing has happened that the world could point to like the parting of the Red Sea or making the sun stand still in the sky.
 
Yet there’s a time in the not-too-distant future when the Lord will no longer be silent. And He will make the 10 plagues look like child's play. When this happens, God will finally deal with all the lying and Biblical sin on the earth. He will protect His name and the world will know He’ll be actively protecting Israel.
 
Ezek. 38:23 “I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the LORD.”’
 
And it’s during God’s blazing wrath unleashed from heaven to earth during the future 7-year Tribulation that the Bible says He “shakes” the heavens.”
 
“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Luke 21:25-26
 
The Bible says the nations of the world will be in dismay—perplexed by the waves in the seas around the world. Men are falling down, fainting, due to God shaking the heavens so violently.
 
“Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken from its place at the fury of the LORD of hosts in the day of His burning anger.” Is. 13:13 
 
The Bible talks a lot about this coming event. But notice it’s not just the heavens that are shaken during the Tribulation… He shakes the earth too.
 
“For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Once more [in the future], I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land.” Hag. 2:6
 
Even though it’s hard to imagine, the earth is shaken so violently that every island on the planet sinks into the ocean and every mountain is thrown to the ground! That would flatten every building on the planet. From skyscrapers to one-story huts, everything falls flat. That’s a lot of shaking going on! Those that survive won't know what to do!
 
"...and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;" Rev. 6:16
 
This is the time that the Lord finally says He’s had enough of the proud earth-dwellers' sinful lying. This will be the post-Rapture moment when He will no longer be silent and punishes the earth for its Biblical sins like abortion, homosexuality, lying, etc. No one is getting away with anything at the moment!
 
“For the LORD of hosts will have a day of reckoning against everyone who is proud and lofty and against everyone who is lifted up, that he may be abased. … Against all the lofty mountains, against all the hills that are lifted up,” Is. 2:12,14
 
And in this righteous anger that's been quiet for 2000 years, He shakes the earth quite violently.
 
“The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground.” Ezek. 38:20
 
Now when the earth is shaken so violently that the mountains all over the earth are thrown down and the islands sink in the oceans, enormous waves will be created. And they’ll come crashing to shores worldwide.
 
We’re talking 300 to 500 foot waves submerging New York, LA and Seattle. All coastal cities in the USA and around the world will be devastated for miles inland.
 
I wrote an article about the probability that the latter-day Babylon prophecies of future destruction could easily be a parallel reference to the United States.
 
“The sea has come up over Babylon; She has been engulfed with its tumultuous waves. Jer. 51:42
 
If I’m correct, then these references about this end-time city being engulfed by water would be a prophecy for New York City's total destruction.
 
“For the LORD is going to destroy Babylon, and He will make her loud noise vanish from her. And their waves will roar like many waters;…” Jer. 51:55    
 
“This is the exultant city which dwells securely, who says in her heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ How she has become a desolation, a resting place for beasts!…” Zeph. 2:15    
 
However, even if I’m wrong about New York City being the future Babylon that is destroyed, New York will still be leveled during the Tribulation destruction caused from the worldwide violent earthquakes and gigantic waves created when God shakes the earth. It’s such a destructive time that Mark says this:
 
“Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.” Mark 13:20
 
We as Believers won’t be on the earth. Thankfully, God promises we’re not recipients of His wrath. 
 
“For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,” 1Th. 5:9
 
We’re 100% sure that all that unimaginable destruction is coming because God said it would. You can bank on it.
 
“Behold, the former things have come to pass, now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.” Is. 42:9
 
God gave us Bible prophecy to PROVE He is God. Only God can predict specifics in the future with exact precision. He’s done it in the past as a testament to being God. Prophecy is so important that some 30% of all Scripture is prophetic in nature.
 
The Bible gives us a sobering admonition directed to those of us living in the Church Age…
 
“And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, ‘YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN.’ This expression, ‘Yet once more,’ denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. Heb. 12:26-29
 
The world may laugh and sneer at God today, but we we know in the not-too-distant future our God will remove His Church and then come out of His quietness like a consuming fire. And it will be a never-ending nightmare for those left behind. In the meantime, we’ll continue to honor our Creator God with gratitude and reverence!
 
Use us, Lord, to be a light to a dark, unsuspecting world!

© 2019 Compass Int’l, Inc. 

Bill and Susie Perkins founded Compass International, Inc. in 1993 as a non-profit, non-denominational ministry. For information on Compass’ Steeling the Mind Bible Conferences, Good Morning Lord! Bible studies, books, DVDs and Biblelands Cruises, go to compass.org

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Below are the television networks and web listings that air the Christ in Bible Prophecy show hosted by Dave Reagan/Lion and Lamb Ministry. 
 
The interview with Bill Perkins and Buck Storm regarding the new novel THE LIST will air the week of April 14.

Lamb & Lion Weekly TV Outreach 

National Networks: (10 – Access to 110 million homes)

Wed. 6:00pm CT, DirecTV 369, DISH 263, broadcast stations, satellites, and web streaming (daystar.com).

Tues. 12:30pm CT, DirecTV 373, satellites and web streaming (thewordnetwork.org).

Sat. 7:00pm CT, DirecTV 367, web streaming (lesea.com/wht).

Thurs. 8:30am CT, DirecTV 365, web streaming (www.god.tv).

Sat. 5:00pm CT, DirecTV 363, web streaming (gebamerica.com).

Wed. 12:30pm CT, DirecTV 376, DISH 267, and web streaming (ctnonline.com).

Sun. 4:00pm CT, DirecTV 378, web streaming (nrbnetwork.tv).

Sun. 7:30pm CT, DirecTV 377, ten broadcast stations in the Midwest and web streaming (tct.tv).

Mon. & Fri. 9:30am, CT DirecTV 379 (www.upliftv. com).

Mon. 7:30am CT, DISH 218 (www.myfolk.tv).

Regional Networks or Stations: (20)

VTN (The Victory Television Network) — Covering the state of Arkansas. Sun. 10pm CT, Tues. 9:30am, Sat. 5:00am and 2:30pm (vtntv.com).

Colorado

KXTU
— Colorado Springs, Sun. 9:00am CT, channel 21, (www.fox21news.com/soco-cw).

Florida

WTOG
— Tampa and St. Petersburg, Sun. 8:30am ET, channel 44, (cwtampa.cbslocal.com).

Georgia WATC — Atlanta, Sun. 8:30am ET, channel 57, (http://watc.tv).

Kentucky WBNA — Louisville, Sun. 8:30am ET, channel 21, (wbna21. com).

Louisiana

FVN
— Southern Louisiana broadcast stations and cable, Sun. 12:30am CT, Sun. 6:30am, Mon. 8:30am, Wed.

7:00pm, and Sat. 10:30pm (familyvisiontv.com).

KMCT — Monroe, Fri. 10:30am CT, channel 39 (http://kmct.tv).

Missouri

KMCI
— Kansas City, Sun. 7:30am CT, channel 38 (kshb.com/38-the-spot).

KFJX — Joplin, Sun. 7:30am CT, channel 14 (fox14tv.com). North Carolina

WCCB — Charlotte, Sun. 7:00am ET, channel 18 (ccbcharlotte.com). WRAZ — Raleigh-Durham, Sun. 7am ET, channel 50 (fox50.com).

Daystar —

Word — WHT — GodTV GEB — CTN — NRB — TCT — Upliftv — Folk —

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Arkansas

Ohio

WUAB
— Cleveland, Sun. 7:30am ET, channel 43 (cw43.revrocket.us).

Pennsylvania

WPCW
— Pittsburgh, Sun. 7:30am ET, channel 19 (https://cwpittsburgh.cbslocal.com).

Tennessee WNAB — Nashville, Sun. 7:00am CT, channel 58 (http://cw58.tv).

Tennessee

WBXX
— Knoxville, Sun. 8:00am ET, channel 20 (wvlt.tv/cw/home).

Texas CFNT — Wichita Falls, Fri. 3:00pm CT (cfnt.org).

KCEN — Waco & Temple, Sun. 6:30am CT, channel 9 (kcentv.com).

KDAF — Dallas-Ft. Worth, Sun. 8:00am CT, channel 33 (cw33.com).

KSCE — El Paso, Sun. 10:30am MT, channel 38 (https://lifechristian.tv).

KUBE — Houston, Sun. 8am CT, channel 57, Comcast cable 53, DirecTV & DISH local 57 (http://kube57. com).

Internet Networks: (8)

Our programs are available on demand on these websites:

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Lamb & Lion

hischannel.com

youtube.com/user/ChristinProphecygodtube.com

truli.com

vimeo.com

dailymotion.com/us

roku.com

To watch on Dave Reagan's Website click here— lamblion.com 

You have to be two short of a coaster set to think Socialism is a better governmental model than Capitalism. But most of the youth today inexplicably believe a socialistic government is a change for the better. This is the price we pay for allowing our public schools and universities to teach students to be anti-God and pro-socialism.

Listening to some of our elected officials push Communistic ideas while using the foulest language imaginable shows the depth of our depravity here in the United States. And the rhetoric will only get worse as our public schools continue to poison our kids' minds with non-biblical trash.

For 50 years the liberals have been entirely in control of our public universities across our nation. They've replaced rigorous disciplines with social justice indoctrination.

Purporting to be neutral, they're force-feeding students with Social Justice ideology—which is Socialism—a false religion from the pit of hell.

So we now have a whole generation of youth with no understanding of God and no understanding of our Constitution. And with no truth-rudder, they will believe anything. So they act ignorantly.

Students today have no understanding of how to research both sides of an idea or issue in order to determine the best decision. More and more universities refuse to allow conservative speakers like Ben Shapiro give his opinion on Campus. If something doesn't line up with what they perceive to be truth, they don't want to hear it.

Today, a student's world is totally void of God's Word.
Therefore they're not taught there is a future judgment day determining an eternal destination—heaven or hell. That God makes the rules and His rules rule...whether they like them or not, agree with them or not. They have no concept that there are consequences to their actions—with zero chance of appeal.

In 1971 John Lennon penned his Satanic-themed lyrics in "IMAGINE." This song still haunts us today as an apt description of the coming Tribulation.

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

What Lennon sang is actually coming to earth in the future, but most students today, and the rest of the liberal non-Believers, are not going to like it much because in order to have all that perceived Socialistic utopia you have to give up FREEDOM.

God will allow this total lack of freedom to come to pass in the Tribulation...the coming horrible 7-year time period. Literally 1/2 the world dies from the most gruesome deaths you can imagine. But that fact is not taught in most churches, much less in schools.

Even a large number of Christian schools shy away from the so-called "divisive" subject of eschatology. So the beginning of Tribulation, the Rapture, will come like a thief in the night, catching the world by surprise. 1Cor. 15:51, 1Thes. 4:6-17

The Perpetually Offended Generation
Not only are students taught there is no penalty for sin, they are taught they are all good! And if they're all good, any problems are not their own. So in their world, nothing is ever their own fault.

And into this ridiculous world of vanilla-lined safe zones and biased-reporting headlines steps President Trump proclaiming truths to which they’ve never been exposed. The typical response from these Millennial Snowflakes seems to be to shut their ears while screaming at the top of their lungs.

The result is that now we have this uneducated mass of people in our society who have no clue that if they get what they want, socialism, they kill the goose that's laying the golden eggs. They don’t understand the basic tenets of capitalism, much less the ramifications of socialism

Capitalism is freedom, socialism is bondage.
They don't teach true history much anymore so today's students have no clue how blessed the United States is. In a very short time God allowed us to build the most incredible nation the world has ever seen on a conservative, capitalistic and Scriptural foundation. Therefore, we shouldn't be surprised that Satan HATES America! He hates anything that points to God as the answer so he definitely hates you and me.

Satan knows Scripture so he knows he'll eventually get control of the world. And I'm guessing he sees the writing on the wall that his time to rule is getting close so he's pulling out all the stops. Nothing is left in the closet. His spiritual forces of wickedness are doing everything they can to be ready for the aftermath of the Rapture when he gets to be temporary King of the earth.

I honestly believe that's what we're seeing play out in the news—we're literally watching Satan readying his troops. But let not your heart be troubled, we're Biblically safe until we depart this earth.

"Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
James 4:7

Since we don't know if the Rapture is minutes, years or even a decade away, we're commanded to "resist" evil where we can. I love the above verse that says when we do resist, Satan will flee. We have nothing to fear.

"... greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world." 1John 4:4

Our Founding Fathers framed our constitution using Scriptural principles. That resulted in America being blessed to be the beacon of freedom to the world for 250 years because of its Godly capitalistic foundation. What thinking person would want to exchange what we have to be like Venezuela or Cuba? Only fools.

“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing. And fools hate knowledge?" Prov. 1:22

Eph. 6:13 "Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm."
 

Use us Lord!

Bill

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A Clear And Present Danger

Future Active Shooters are Present Among Us!

"...be on the alert.
Your adversary, the devil,
prowls around like a roaring lion,
seeking someone to devour." 1Pet 5:8

 

It's sad that today we're pretty much unfazed when someone starts shooting people in a public area, unless it's close to our own home. Then we think, "I never thought that could happen here!" Yet it does happen all too often in America

Look at this chart of mass shootings in the U.S. since 1982. Unbelievable!

Four or more had to die to make that list. It doesn't include instances where three or fewer were killed.

So don't think for a moment it can't happen personally to you. An active-shooter situation is a clear and present danger to you, your family, your friends and your coworkers, regardless of where you live.

I saw this just last week, some numbskull in Texas was headed to shoot up a church congregation but was thankfully stopped.

The mass murder was foiled, but it should be a sobering wake-up call to us. It's a fact that you could be in danger at church, the mall, a restaurant, a theater... any public place. Yet few of us know what to do in the first few seconds, and, quite frankly, it could mean life or death.

We're not trying to scare anyone. We know our days were numbered before we were born.
 
"Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." Psa. 139:16   
 
And we can't add time to our preordained lifespan by worrying.
 
“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?" Matt. 6:27
 
But we have to take the whole counsel of God, and the Bible also says not to put the Lord to a foolish test...we are to be wise and consider our steps.
 
"And Jesus answered and said to him, “It is said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.’” Luke 4:12
 
"The naive believes everything, but the sensible man considers his steps." Prov. 14:15 
 
 
You can watch Dave Fowler's presentation titled STEELING YOUR BODY,  available March 2019, on what to do if you find yourself in an active-shooter situation. You'll learn what's the first thing to do if God allows you to be in this situation.
 
It's time to think a little differently, live smart, or we might end up paying a steep price. It's hard to believe we even need to discuss this topic. but if you ever needed this info, you'll be grateful you learned it!

Use us, Lord!

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It’s hard to believe this is actually a debate!

When spending $5 billion saves $180 billion per year in illegal alien expenditures, what nut-case can’t see the common sense of building a border wall to stop the monetary bleeding? Not to mention heavily reducing the problems with incoming drugs, murders, gangs, etc.

We ARE a compassionate nation that welcomes all LEGAL immigrants. But to remain a nation, we have to have order. We have to control who is and who is not allowed to come live here.

Our current border problem began when our public schools were high-jacked by the liberals in the '70s. Since then our colleges have been graduating some real indoctrinated doozies.

And now these same doozies are voting some highly unqualified people into public office … e.g., Rashida Tlaib, the Muslim who called President Trump a mother-xxxx in public, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly elected congresswoman who inexplicably named the three branches of government as the House, Senate and Presidency.

Therefore, teaching what God thinks about borders and walls will probably fall on deaf ears with the liberals. But for those of us who both fear and trust God’s infallible Word, God has lots to say about borders and walls.

BORDERS


Defined borders are big in the Bible.

“Do not move the ancient boundary which your fathers have set.” Prov. 22:28

After God allowed Assyria to punish Jerusalem, she became prideful and He later broke down her borders as punishment.

“So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say 'I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness'” Is. 10:12

It is God Who determines a nation's borders …

“…and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,” Acts 17:26

And do realize, when you start messing with borders, you’re actually messing with God. Good luck with that. Even though Great Britain was the undisputed leader of the world in WWI and God used her to raise up the State of Israel in her ancient homeland, the Brit's world dominance quickly diminished after she carved up Israel’s boundaries giving 70% of her designated land to the Palestinians (today called Jordan).

Israel built a simple wall of separation that immediately solved their problem.

WALLS


There are over 250 references to walls in the Bible, mostly referring to protection. Israel apparently noticed this because in the 1990s there was a problem with people entering neighborhoods with intent to harm.

But once Israel built a wall to protect her citizens, the problem literally went away overnight. See photos (above) of the simple wall Israel built.

Jericho was famous for being a walled city. The wall was so strong it seemed impenetrable. But in the Book of Joshua, we see the Lord break down the walls to allow Israel to defeat the inhabitants of Jericho.

When Nebuchadnezzar defeated Jerusalem in 586 BC by building a siege wall around Jerusalem and for two years starving the city into extinction, the crowning blow of embarrassment was to tear down the city’s walls of defense.

“He burned the house of the LORD, the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem; even every great house he burned with fire. So all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down the walls around Jerusalem.” 2Kings 25:9-10

Seventy years later, in the Book of Nehemiah we find Israel in Babylonian captivity due to disobedience of not adhering to God’s commands. Then they were allowed to return to Jerusalem but her WALLS and GATES had been destroyed, leaving the newly returning inhabitants defenseless.

So what was the first thing Nehemiah did? He didn’t start by holding a spiritual revival. He began by doing the most practical thing possible, rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls and gates to make the city safe.

Nehemiah knew that a city without solid border walls and gates made spiritual revival senseless. Walls had to be built first. Only after the walls and gates were rebuilt for safety was Israel able to rebuild the rest of the country.

Even in the Book of Revelation, in the New Heaven and Earth where there is no death, mourning, crying or pain, we see God still uses walls and gates for the New Jerusalem.

“It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates,” Rev. 21:12

LEADERSHIP


God says He is the One who determines a nation’s leadership!

“It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings;” Dan. 2:21

“…there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” Rom. 13:1b

All of our presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump, have been ordained by God and He is in control. If you don’t like who your leader is, take it up with God—as many of us did with some of our past presidents!

At a time like this, it’s also important to remember to pray for our leaders. That WILL make a huge difference.

“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” 1Tim. 2:1-2

I know many, many people who pray daily for our nation's leadership. If you don't have them on your prayer list, add them!! This has never been as important as it is now!

So, to recap, God is pro-wall. He’s in control of all world leaders, whether they realize it or not. And our current leaders need all the prayer he can get to know how to defend this nation’s freedoms so graciously given to us.

Use us, Lord!

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Signs For The Shepherds--More to the Christmas Story

Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The birth of Jesus is a story most of us know well. Joseph and Mary, who was nine months pregnant, had traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem to register for a census. 

When they arrived in Bethlehem, they found there was no place for them to stay. Mary goes into labor, has her baby and places Him in a manger. 

One of the things you learn when you go to Israel is that our American conception of a “manger” is not very accurate. It certainly wasn’t cute and wooden. 

A “manger” was a “feeding trough” and they were always carved out of stone. They didn’t make them out of wood because food and water would cause them to rot. We see these feeding troughs all over Israel (see picture of a stone manger).

But something most people miss about the Christmas story are some hidden gems in this verse:

“This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12

We’ve written before about Jesus being born in Bethlehem in the middle of all those sheep being born and raised for the Jewish Temple sacrifices. Jesus was even referred to by John the Baptist as the “Lamb of God.” 

That would have been quite a statement to the Jews whose lives revolved around sacrificing tens of thousands of lambs each year to cover their sins. 

But to the shepherds in the fields, why did the angel of the Lord say the baby “wrapped in cloths” would be a sign? As it turns out, it was a HUGE sign!

In the time of Christ, during the birthing season, Levitical Priests would be sent from Jerusalem to Bethlehem to watch over the birthing process to make sure the sheep were born without any defects.

On the edge of the fields surrounding Bethlehem where most of those sheep were being born, there was a two-story stone tower called the Migdal Eder tower. Israeli archeologists recently found this tower. The picture is of the recent archeological excavation.

This tower is mentioned in the Book of Micah regarding the announcement of the birth of the Messiah.

“As for you, tower of the flock, Hill of the daughter of Zion, To you it will come—Even the former dominion will come, The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.”   Mic. 4:8 

In plain English this is saying that the Messiah will be revealed from the Migdal Eder—“the tower of the flock.”

The priests would climb the tower and look out over all the flocks to see any signs a sheep was about to give birth. Sheep usually get fidgety, paw the ground and/or separate themselves from the flock just before birthing a lamb. When the signs were noticed, they would bring the sheep to the tower’s ground floor where it would give birth in a ceremonially clean area.

When the the lamb was born and if it was without blemish, it was immediately wrapped in strips of cloth made from old priestly underwear. The purpose was to make sure the lamb would stay unblemished. The priest would then put the lamb in a manger to keep it safe from getting trampled.

So when the angel of the Lord told the shepherds in the field that the Savior had been born and the “sign” was He would be wrapped in the same cloths as the sacrificial sheep and placed in a manger, they would have immediately understood the significance of the “sign.” 

When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.” So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. Luke 2:15

It’s obvious that the shepherds knew exactly where to go with only limited info—they headed to the birthing tower where they found Joseph and Mary with Jesus lying where sacrificial sheep would lie.

And, of course, don’t miss the fact that the first clothes Jesus wore were the clothes of a priest!

So when you hear the Christmas story this year, we hope you have the chance to share, as Paul Harvey would say, “The rest of the story.”

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If you’re not a dispensationalist, you’ve got big problems regarding how you understand your Bible! Biblical Dispensations are divinely ordained and easily distinguishable time periods prevailing throughout the Bible.

In a nutshell, a dispensationalist believes God doesn’t change, but He does change how He deals with people on the earth. So when you read your Bible, to understand the context, you need to understand to whom each verse is directed.

For instance, in Matthew, a book describing Jesus and the Jews before the cross, Jesus says your forgiveness depends on what you do … if you forgive, then you’ll be forgiven.

“For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.” Matthew 6:14-15

Yet Paul’s post-cross letter to the Ephesians says you’ve already been forgiven—written in past tense.

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:32

God didn’t contradict Himself. He just dealt differently with people living before the cross than those living after the cross. We see seven of these distinguishing time periods/dispensations in the Bible.

Looking at the dispensation chart below, you can see seven dispensations. God dealt differently with Adam before and after he sinned. God dealt differently with people on earth before and after the global flood, as well as before and after the Tower of Babel.

And as we just saw regarding forgiveness, God deals differently with people before and after the cross. He will deal differently with people before and after the Rapture and before and after the 2nd Coming. This is fact, not theory.

Notice it’s the cross that is the dividing line between Israel and the Church Age, not Matthew 1. This is because Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are accounts of Jesus interacting with people living under the Jewish Law, prior to the cross. So the divider should be Acts 2, not Matthew 1.

Here’s an example of why it’s critical to read your Bible via dispensations when interpreting Bible prophecy. Many non-dispensational teachers have taught that one of the prerequisites to the return of the Lord is that the Gospel must first be preached to every nation on earth—based on this verse:

“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14

There are some large national ministries that use this verse to fund-raise for world evangelism, interpreting it to mean Jesus can’t come until the world has heard the gospel. But trust me, there’s no way God is sitting around waiting for sinful humans to evangelize every nation before He can act.

The fact is, the verse is written to the Jews under the Law regarding the future Tribulation dispensation which they will endure. It is not written to us living in the Church Age. And during the Tribulation, every nation in the world WILL hear the gospel preached by an angel from the sky:

“And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people;” Revelation 14:6

Dispensations clear up so many seeming contradictions in the Bible. If you wish to download a video explaining dispensations in depth, go to compass.org and search for “Biblical Dispensations.” When you check out, use the discount code DISP and it will be a free download. Once you have a comfortable grasp of dispensational theology, you’ll grow deeply in God’s Word!

by Bill Perkins, Director, Compass International, Inc.

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The First Thanksgiving

After the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, the Church of England became the official church in England and was headed by the King and Queen of England. All those with religious convictions were under the authority of the bishops of the Church. These bishops began to create power positions and ruled over the congregations—a dogma of the Roman Church.

Several hundred people were having great difficulty in worshiping with freedom, so they began to speak out about their commitment to Jesus and their desire to follow only the writings of the Scriptures. These people became known in England as the “Separatists.”

Since they did not want to obey the rules of the King’s Church, which was the law of the land, they began to have secret meetings. However, the King heard they were holding clandestine gatherings, and he began to put some of the men into prison. He caused many problems and trials in an attempt to get these people to bow to the laws of the Church of England.

The church leaders became harsh and cruel, making it more dangerous for these committed Christians to worship according to Scripture. Consequently, they were afraid to stay in England, so they began to contemplate a move to a place where they could worship as they pleased.

In 1608 the Separatists moved to Holland, seeking Christian freedom. They lived in Holland for 12 years, but life there was very difficult. The men worked extremely hard but received little to show for their hard labor. The parents also became concerned about their children, fearing that they might forget the culture customs of their native England.

Furthermore, they did not want their children to become sailors and soldiers for Holland, which was customary. It seems the Lord used these concerns and their difficult life to cause them to explore the possibilities of going to the new world, to a land called America.

The people began to lay plans for a move to this newly discovered land. Their search for a way to the new world and a means to ship their supplies led these people to some businessman. They were able to make an agreement for 35 of them to go to the new land if others would work for these businessmen for seven years.

They thought this agreement unfair, but it was the only way they could find to get to the new world, so an agreement was made. The departing 35 picked up the name of “Pilgrim” since a pilgrim is someone who goes on a long, long journey.

The Pilgrims returned to England from Holland determined to set sail for the new world and boarded a cargo ship acquired by the businessman called the “Mayflower.”

And even though the Mayflower was not designed to carry passengers, the ship did bring 102 people from England to the new world in the year 1620. Out of the 102 passengers, 35 of them were Christians from the Separatist group from Holland.

Sailing conditions were extremely poor, and the sailors on the ship became hostile toward the Pilgrims due to their practice of singing spiritual songs and praying. The Pilgrims, in turn, did not like the sailors using bad language.

There was little each family could take along on the voyage because there wasn’t much room. Each family could bring one box which contained the family Bible. The women brought a few cooking utensils and the men brought a gun or sword and a few tools for building and working in the gardens. A mother with a baby could only take along a cradle for the baby to sleep in.

It was dangerous for a small ship like the Mayflower to make such a long voyage—especially by itself. In those days one ship never sailed alone.

Living conditions on the ship were miserable. The food consisted of salted beef, pork or fish and hard, dry biscuits.

Sleeping quarters were on the floor below the main deck where hardly any light or fresh air existed. If they wanted to bathe they had to wash in salty water. Most of the people had to wear the same clothes day after day for the 66-day voyage. Sanitary facilities were non-existent.

During one dangerous storm the main beam cracked. It splintered the main deck, causing water to pour in on the Pilgrims who were living on the lower deck. Their clothes, bedding and food lay in water, making living conditions intolerable.

Many of the people on board became deathly ill. The sickness was so severe even the sailors began to pray with the Pilgrims for an end to the terrible voyage. The Pilgrims knew it was only by God’s mercy that they could survive the voyage.

It was the morning of November 9, 1620, 66 days later, when they saw the sandy beaches of Cape Cod in what is today the State of Massachusetts. Many of the people on the ship, led by the Pilgrims, fell on their knees and blessed the God of heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean.

And now they were here in a strange land where there were no homes, no towns and no friends to greet them. They continued living aboard the Mayflower for another 33 days until a landing site could be found with a place to make their homes.

On December 16, 1620, the Mayflower landed at an area which the Pilgrims called Plymouth because Plymouth, England was their point of departure, and they had received kindness from Christians there. This was the beginning of the first Christian settlement in the new world called America.

In the area surrounding Plymouth where the Pilgrims decided to stay, they found running brooks and fields which had already been cleared for planting. Here they would be able to worship God, pray and sing songs with complete freedom.

Trials in building this Christian settlement were many. The Pilgrims had to contend with the cold and snow, lack of food, sickness, death, loneliness and conflicts with Indians.

During February of that first winter, there were times when only six or seven people were well enough to take care of the ones who were sick. By spring, half of the pilgrims and sailors had died. Three entire families died during the initial days. The rest were alone, except for their God and their commitment.

It was this commitment to Jesus Christ and their faith in Him that gave them the courage and strength to carry on. Their faith had been tested and tried, and built up through the experiences they had endured in England, Holland and aboard the Mayflower.

This gave them the strength to persevere, and establish the first light of Jesus in the new land of America. Through these Pilgrims the spiritual history of American Christianity had its beginning.

On April 5, 1621, four months after arriving in America, the Mayflower headed back to England. But not one Pilgrim returned.

As summer approached, their faithfulness and commitment to Jesus began to reveal the fruits of their commitment. William Bradford, one of the leaders of the Pilgrims, wrote that they had all things in plenty because the corn had grown well.

A friendly Indian named Squanto, who had traveled abroad and knew the English language, taught the Pilgrims how to plant. It appears he was God-sent. The Pilgrims had plenty to eat and were careful to lay up in store for the next winter.

During the summer they were able to build several homes. Most of the dangers of sickness passed and their friendship with the Indians allowed them to live in peace.

Through the grace of God, they had been able to do what they set out to do. They found a place where they could live and worship God in their own way with complete freedom.

In October of 1621, nearly a year after their arrival, the Pilgrims decided to set aside a special time to give thanks to the Lord for his faithfulness, a commemoration we now call Thanksgiving.

(Excerpted from “The Last Days In America,” by Bob Fraley, pages 52 to 56, published by Christian Life Services, copyright 1984.)

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Above: In Hebrew "Yahweh" is read from right to left.
You're going to love what the letters spell out!
 
Tying Tassels To Truth
 
Believers today pretty much take for granted living their lives with access to their Bible to study and learn God’s Word. But for most of the world's history, that was not the case!
 
Since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century, the Word of God can be read regularly not only by Church leaders, but also by regular common folk. 
 
But for the first 3000 years of God’s recorded Word, access to God’s inspired Word came only from hearing pieces of it read on Shabbat. Rarely did non-Levites have a personally owned scroll to read in their spare time. 
 
Back in the Old Testament days, God’s inspired Word that was given to Moses and the prophets was painstakingly copied and recopied on animal skins. It took a whole year for one person to copy the first five books, Genesis to Deuteronomy, called the Pentateuch. 
 
So usually the only way you could learn scripture was attending Saturday Shabbat, when the Jewish leaders would read a predetermined portion of the Pentateuch, mandatorily completing the entire Pentateuch in one year before beginning it over again. 
 
Other scriptures from books like Daniel, Psalms, or Ruth were also read to supplement that week’s teaching. 
 
To remember to do and not do all that you heard was an obvious problem. There are 613 laws in those first five books—248 are “to do” and 365 are “to not do.” That’s a lot to learn if you’re only hearing them in pieces on Saturdays! 
 
Therefore, in the 15th chapter of the Book of Numbers, the Lord dealt with this tremendous responsibility. It begins with the Lord laying down several requirements about keeping the Law and the penalty of death if someone defiantly breaks the Law. But the Lord also made a provision for dealing with people who unintentionally break the Law without realizing they did. 
 
Moses then records the story of a man who was caught gathering wood/working on the Sabbath. Exodus 31:14-15 clearly states no work shall be done on Shabbat and the penalty was death if you did. 
 
The Lord told the congregation, through Moses, to stone the man to death for breaking the Law, which they did. He apparently had willfully broken the Law—he knew it was wrong—so no exception could be made for not realizing what he had done. 
 
To Believers today, this seems harsh. But Israel lived and died under the exactness of God’s Law. Remember what happened to Uzzah’s good intentions when he steadied the Ark! (2Sam. 6:3-8)
 
However, the very next thing recorded in scripture says if someone unintentionally broke the Law, a sacrifice was offered to the Lord and he was forgiven. It is specific in Numbers 15:22-26 but summarized a couple of verses later:
 
Num. 15:29-30 "‘You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from among his people.'"
 
So as Jews learned the Law on Saturdays in their synagogues, they were held responsible for their future actions if they knowingly broke the Law—many of which had a death penalty associated with breaking it. 
 
To help keep the Israelites from forgetting that they were under the Law and to remind them of the penalty for breaking the Law, God commanded them to hang blue tassels on their garments. This is usually done today by hanging blue tassels on the corners of their robes and/or prayer shawls. 
 
Num. 15:37-40 “The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying,'Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God.'"
 
Today, when a Jew wears his tassels (often referred to as tzitzits) on the four corners of his prayer shawl, he ties them in such a way that the knots spell out “Yahweh,” the name of God. 
 
They can do this because in Hebrew each letter represent a number. Yahweh is actually spelled in four Hebrew letters: yod, hey, veh, hey. The corresponding numbers are:
 
....yod = 10
....hey = 5
....veh = 6
....hey = 5
 
So most of the Jews would create their tassels by wrapping the blue cord in a line in groups of 10, 5, 6, 5, with each group separated by two white knots. Therefore when they looked at the tassels, they saw spelled out “yod hey vey hey” or “Yahweh.”
 
Naturally, not all Jews agree. Some Jews disagree with the 10-5-6-5 numbers and rather tie their knots in a 7-8-11-13 sequence. But the point is, they all tie their tassel knots in a way that reminds them to obey Yahweh.
 
What’s really fascinating is what the letters in the name Yahweh actually mean. 
 
Yod means “hand,” specifically from the wrist to the tips of the fingers.
 
(Note: There is a different letter, kaf, that means palm. This is important because Jesus was nailed through His wrists (Red circle). If you nail someone to a cross with nails in their palms (yellow circle), the weight of the body will tear the soft skin and the person will fall off!)
 
Hey means to "behold," "show," or "reveal."
 
Vey signifies a nail, peg, or hook. It even looks like a nail.
 
So when you read Yahweh from right to left in the Hebrew, it reads: 
 
“Behold the nail, behold the hand.”
 
Or simply, 
 
“Behold the nailed hand.”
 
When you combine the meaning for the individual letters with the overall meaning of the word Yahweh, YHWH, which means “salvation,” then it translates to: 
 
“Behold, the nailed hand is salvation.”
 
So today, the Jews who so meticulously and piously tie their tassels so they can read the name Yahweh are looking directly at their true salvation—Jesus’ blood from the nailed wrists as the propitiation for their sins. 
 
When God said He would blind the Jews, He meant what He said! 
 
Only a few Jews become Believers in the Church Age. And most of those who do struggle with getting away from the Law. They tend to want to work Jesus into the Law instead of making Jesus' and Paul’s instructions their life’s focus. 
 
But getting back to God’s instructions to the Israelites to tie those tassels to remember His Commandments, we can certainly apply it to us living in the Church Age. What is it that we need to do to remember God’s Word on a moment-by-moment basis? 
 
From the Old Testament we have:
Psa. 119:11 "Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You."
 
From the New Testament we have:
Eph. 6… "Therefore, take up the full armor of God…His Word."
 
To armor up, we’re to know the Word of God. Now, more than ever, we need to know God’s Word to discern good and evil. Satan is a liar, and the Word sheds light to discern truth from lies.
 
 
Reference:
https://compass.org/article-jesus-five-wounds-2/

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Satan’s Crosshairs
They are coming after you, not Trump!
 
In June of 2016 I was probably the last one invited to New York City to be a part of some 1000 evangelical Christian leaders who met and asked questions of then-Presidential-candidate Donald Trump. It was an amazing experience and pretty much everyone there could sense God was doing something different in this nation.
 
A couple of weeks ago, just under 100 Christian leaders were summoned to the White House for dinner. I, unfortunately, didn’t make the cut for that list. 🙂 But from all accounts, it too was quite a dinner on par with a State Dinner.
 
The meeting, as reported by those attending, was for President Trump to listen to the leaders. Most of the comments were praise for what President Trump has accomplished for the Christian community in his less than two years in office.
 
Then President Trump talked quite bluntly about the upcoming mid-term elections. In essence, Republican losses could be disastrous. He quite adamantly said if we lose, we lose everything we’ve gained so far. He said:
 
“Campaign for the Republican candidates in your area or they will reverse all the things we’ve accomplished.”
 
But what was even more amazing was President Trump’s comments after the press was ushered out of the meeting. One attendee surreptitiously taped part of his remarks.
 
Here are a few notable President Trump quotes from the recording: (Read them carefully!)
 
“There is a level of hatred and anger that is unbelievable because of things I’ve done for you.”
 
“The elections are a referendum on your religion. You’re one election from losing everything you’ve got.”
 
“[Democrats] will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violently…they will end everything immediately.”
 
Note the sobering words “quickly” and “violently.”
 
Trump also quoted Robert Jeffers: “‘You know Trump may not be the perfect human being, but he’s been the greatest leader in terms of supporting Christianity.’ Hopefully I’ve proven that to be a fact.”
 
I know God is 100% in control. He knew we didn’t need a choir boy, a pastor or another politician as our President. So He raised up a tough-skinned, no-nonsense business guy who couldn’t be bought to get things back on track.
 
Ok, granted, I don’t like everything he says or tweets, but what he has done has been extraordinary for Christians. He’s literally done more for Christians in two years than any past President. He’s kept his campaign promises.
 
Red vs Blue, or, God vs. Satan?
 
I continue to make the case that the nation’s divide is no longer Republican vs. Democrat, but rather, God vs. Satan. Yes, there may be an exception here and there, but for the most part, that’s what’s going on.
 
Satan is now out of the shadows and into full view. Watching the news you would have to have your head buried in the sand not to see it. Lies have become so prolific it seems like truth doesn’t matter anymore.
 
But of course, we know truth does matter. There is a judgment day that…
 
“…will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts;" 1Cor 4:5
 
Of course, God straight-forwardly warned us about this spiritual battle:
 
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Eph. 6:12
 
We have to be realistic. We’re not up against flesh and blood. It’s not politicians, it’s not people about which we should be concerned. Rather, it’s the evil spirit behind the people.
Satan loathes Christians, America and truth. And this lying demon is pulling out all the stops to get at what he hates the most—you and me. Thankfully at the moment God has President Trump in the way.
 
I, and millions of others, pray for his protection daily.
 
   “pray without ceasing;” 1Th. 5:17
 
 
Our Biblical Armor
 
The Bible also gives us the solution to dealing with this spiritual battle. In Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth, he made this extraordinary assessment about how to win when dealing with spiritual warfare directed against the knowledge of God:
 
   “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God," 2Cor. 10:3-5
 
We are in a spiritual battle, not a flesh battle. The closer we come to the Lord’s return, the more Satan will be in the open coming after CHRISTIANS, after truth. Don’t think it’s anything else. Ephesians 6 point blank tells us what we should be doing.
 
   “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil… so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” Eph. 6:11,13
 
  • The Bible, God’s Word, is our armor. The more we know His Word, the less Satan can dupe us and the more God can use us. And of course, prayer is our ultimate weapon that moves mountains.
 
   “And He said to them, 'This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.'” Mk 9:2
 
 
A Call To Prayer
 
There’s never been a time in our nation’s history that His armor was needed more by His Believers. We must pray continuously between now and November 6 for the upcoming elections. Pray that Christians will turn out en masse to vote. Your prayers and vote matters.
 

I do believe God when He says:

 
The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16
 
I also know God SEES our prayers coming to Him.
 
"And he said to him, “Your prayers and alms have ascended as a memorial before God." Acts 10:4
 
Because this is so important, I'm praying that God sees our prayers as a group coming to Him. And I hope you join our mass of ascending prayers!
 
Shalom!
 
Bill Perkins
 

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