Sunday, January 30, 2011

Timing Matters

Our understanding of "when" things will occur in the book of Revelation is important if we want to make sense out of what the Lord has written. This writer would choose sense over non-sense any day of the week.

One example of where timing matters is here:

Luke 17:26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

Just as it was in the days of Noah...that is what the Lord said. So lets take this and see if we can determine what is sense, and what is non-sense regading the rapture/escape from all. Which statement makes sense and which statements are non-sense:

In the days of Noah, Noah entered the ark before the flood (pre-trib rapture, escape pre-judgement view). Does that statement make sense or non-sense based on what we know written elsewhere in the bible? It makes sense.

Okay, lets try this one:
In the days of Noah, Noah entered the ark during the flood (pre-wrath rapture, escape during judgement view). Does that statement make sense or non-sense based on what we know written elsewhere in the bible? It makes non-sense. It is a perfectly false statement.

Okay, lets try this one:
In the days of Noah, Noah entered the ark after the flood receded from the earth (post-trib rapture, God has poured out all His wrath and vengeance judgement on all the earth, good and bad alike take it all on the chin view). Does that statement make sense or non-sense based on what we know written elsewhere in the bible? It makes non-sense. It is a perfectly false statement.

The Lord said His return would be just like, exactly like the days of Noah and Lot. The flood of the earth in Noah's day was judgement. The coming flood will be judgement. If Noah entered the ark before the flood, so will we. Case closed, mystery solved, debate is over. As it was, so it will be again. The Lord said it, this writer believes it..Whatever your theory is about when things will happen during the coming "flood," it must fit perfectly within the context of the stories of Noah and Lot or that theory is wrong....

Timing matters...that is what this writer hears the Lord saying today.

(p.s. I understand that two posts ago in Rev 10, some people interpret time ending to mean "delay is ending." That is their opinion. According to the KJV and every literal translation I have checked, it is translated as "time ending." Regardless of what your view is on this, I have not found anyone who disagrees with the fact that the Lord will shorten the days during some portion of the time of Jacob's trouble. Time matters. "When" matters. These things are written here because the Lord has had "time" and "timing" on this writer's heart.)

grace and peace

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Clarity For Previous Post

The previous post here discussed time during the 70th week of Daniel, also known as the time of Jacob's trouble. Unfortunately, this writer lacks the skill to express himself with simplicity and clarity. This writer prays that the Lord will give him help with these things. The point should have been (in the previous post) that what you do not expect, you should expect. What humans know as time will be severely warped. Time will stop, days will be shortened, and many judgments will be compressed into single day events that will be utterly awe inspiring in a very bad way.

Not everyone will experience these things, some will. Pray that you may be counted worthy of the escape that is coming (thats a fact..Luke 21:36).

grace and peace

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The End Times, 2012

Recently the power went out at my house due to inclement weather. During the power outage, I sat and read the book of Revelation again from beginning to end by flashlight :-). I asked the Lord to give me wisdom and understanding as He said He would in His Word:

Prov 2:1My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
3and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.

What He showed me raised more questions than were answered, but I am thankful for what was given nonetheless. What was shown to this writer? It is likely that most if not all of what we have been taught about the book of Revelation is wrong. What? Before you think "uh oh, he's gone off the deep end this time," hear me out. Everything that the bible says will happen, will happen, no debate there....What trashes everything we've been taught about the book is when these things will happen.

The "when" things will happen is a very very big deal in understanding the book, and almost everyone I've heard or read that teaches Revelation has had it wrong. What I would like to do here is like going to a bowling alley. I am throwing the bowling ball down the lane and scoring a perfect "strike" on all the pins (our understanding the "when" of Revelation), knocking them to the ground. This writer will also tell you that he does not know enough to stand any of the pins back up for you, he just knows enough to knock them down. That means this writer does not know much...

So here goes with "knocking pins down:"

The Fall of Babylon
Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

The "what" here is plagues in one day. Death, mourning, famine and being utterly burned with fire, that's the what that's going to happen to Babylon. The "when" is in one day. The "what" in this case are seals 2,3,4: plague, famine, death.

So what? So, the linear reading of the book of Revelation is out the window. That is, reading Revelation 1-22 and thinking to yourself, okay, so Rev 1 happens first, then Rev 2, then Rev 3, then Rev 4, etc etc etc will not give you a good understanding of "when" things are going to happen.

The most stunning example of "we have no remote idea when things are going to happen" is this. In Revelation 10 we read:

Rev 10:5And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: 7But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

WHAT???? Did you read that? I've read it probably 100 times but this time it stopped me in my tracks....there should be time no longer. Now remember, we are being told "there should be time no longer" in Revelation 10....So, time stops, it no longer exists as of Revelation 10. That's a BIG deal and I cannot remember a single teacher, preacher or anyone else ever stopping to point that out to anyone. Do you think its a big deal that our God stops time at some point in the book of Revelation? I think its a big deal. I think its a really big deal. Well, what does that mean, "there should be time no longer?" It means, we have no idea how radically different things will actually work out from the way we have been taught that they will work out.

Do you need more proof that the preachers and teachers of yesterday taught you a flawed view of Revelation? Here you go :

Matthew 24:22

If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for
the sake of the elect those days will be shortened

Once again, we are coming at this thing from a time perspective, a "when" perspective, and once again, we see the Lord messing with time, changing the "rules" as we have known them.

Will there be a day during the time of "Jacob's trouble" when time will be no more? Correct. Will days be shortened? Correct. Will judgments be happening all in one day, not over a long period of time? Correct. Where does that leave us? How about here:

Mark 13:32

... But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which
are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father

My understanding of how the book of Revelation lays out is now like this: a stack of pancakes. The middle of any pancake is day 1 of the seventieth week of Daniel. As you move from the center of the pancake out to the edge you get closer to Rev 22. The trick is, not all the events start on day 1, nor do all pancakes end at Rev 22. For example, the seals of Revelation are one pancake, and will likely start very early and continue throughout the time of Jacob's trouble. That means that while the world is dealing with the trumpet and vial judgements, the 6 seals are still taking a toll on humanity, thus there is some overlap. The trumpets are another pancake, the vials another, etc all stacked on top of one another in "time" (although time will be no more..), not laid out in a line as people like to teach it.

The usefulness of my pancake metaphor for my own mind is this; it allows me to visualize the non-linear nature of the book, and how many events will overlap, thus clearing some of the fog that has been created from being taught a linear unfolding of the book. Why does this matter? Because timing matters. Here's an example, let's say that New York city is hit with a plague of swine flu tomorrow. Would the city be able to survive it? Yes, likely so. Would "business as usual" carry on just as it always has with maybe a few delays? Yes, likely so. Okay then, what if New York city was hit with a plague of swine flu and at the same time they find out there will be no more trucks bringing food into the city (famine)? Would that change the calculus of the situation? Yep, radically I'd say. Lots more dead, lots more attention. Same day matters, timing matters. If the famine and the plague are spaced out in time, people are more able to deal with them. Ever hear that saying "divide and conquer?" If you can take on your problems one at a time, applying all of your resources to each problem, you are able to more effectively dispatch your problems.

What is coming will tax humanity beyond its ability to cope. "Business as usual" also known as burying the head in the sand, pretending that if they just ignore everything long enough it will all go away won't work anymore. The Lord tells us that this time, He will get people's attention. Their heads will be pulled out of the sand with their rear ends on fire and their mouths screaming this time. Ignoring what is coming will not make it go away...

Switching gears here a bit....

I heard a decent explanation of what is coming in 2012 from a guy who explained some of the science of it. Apparently, this earth that we live in has had a violent and cataclysmic past. Radical earth changes have take place to shape the world as we now know it. These radical changes have taken place over very short periods of time. We have not been taught that. We have been taught a theory of gradual earth change, and that, for the most part has been a lie.

In 2012, the earth will align with galactic center. That is known fact:

What is also known fact, is that the powers that be have built a seed vault into a mountain in Norway, the weather has been getting more and more crazy, movies have been coming out about "2012" to condition people without ever really admitting that something crazy is about to happen, and all the while, people sit on their perches and tell us "oh, that's just a crazy conspiracy theory." Really? If you do nothing else but watch the natural world around us, you'll understand that the "debunker" crowd are in serious denial and they will get their collective teeth kicked in by the events unfolding around us. Birds, cattle, fish, all dieing by the tens of millions and what do we hear? "Nothing to see here folks, move right was probably just fireworks or something that has killed and keeps killing off the animal world around us..."

There are people like Piers Corbyn who have nailed weather predictions and told us that the powers that be and propaganda press are a den of liars when it comes to telling us whats going on regarding earth changes:
and he is right.

Our Lord told us:

Luke 21:25

... “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of
nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,

"Signs in the heavens" have been largely hijacked by the new age crowd, but our Lord beat them to the punch. He told us that there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, so would we be wise to keep our eyes on these things as we watch for our Lord every day? I would say so. Be very very careful though. Satan and his minions have laid a deadly minefield all over "signs in the heavens" so be careful what you accept as fact when researching such things. The bible alone is our gold standard, the pillar of truth. Anything that does not align itself with the truths we find in the bible must be trashed as falsehood.

Getting tired so I'm going to wrap this up. I will be very surprised if earth passed through the galactic center and there are not some major earth changes as a result of it. We are already seeing the changes, is it such a far fetched idea that we will see more of these changes in the future? The changes, I believe are going to become radical. "When" all these things will happen, I don't know. Keep your eyes on the Lord, grace and peace

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Restrainer

2 Thess 2:7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.

As the days go by, it becomes more and more apparent to this writer that the Restrainer is hard at work, restraining the powers of hell that are so eager to flood this earth. For years now, this writer has watched what is happening in the world and thought "wow, at this rate, the time of Jacob's trouble will be here tomorrow!" And yet, it has not. This writer has no doubt that "what is being restrained" has planned to be let out of its cage years ago, and yet it has not been allowed to do what it wants to do.

This is all very encouraging news for us. Every day that the Restrainer is still restraining is a good day for this world. Satan would like to kill every man, woman and child on this earth as quickly as possible. That is what he would like to do, but that is *not* what he is allowed to do....Satan and his demonic hordes are on a chain. They are allowed to go so far and no farther.

We are witnessing days of restraint. These days are also known as "days before the flood (Matt 24:38)." Even today, people are eating and drinking, planting and building, marrying and giving in marriage. As bad as some people think today is, this world hasn't seen bad yet. I believe that recently the Lord gave me a new way of looking at this scripture:

Matt 24:38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

When we look at this ^^ scripture in light of what is happening in the world today, we can see it in action clearly everywhere. This Word we read above has as much to say about the physical actions of the people (eating and drinking) as it does about the attitude and thinking of the people. On the surface, people are eating and drinking, planting and building, but a deeper meaning underneath the surface is that people all around us are living in *denial* at what is happening in the world. Birds and fish are dieing off by the millions, the weather has gone completely freaky, the sun is acting weird, in short, there are signs *everywhere* that things are not "business as usual" for the world, and yet people are desperate to pretend like they are.

I personally do not know a single person who knew about the massive fish and bird kills all over the world. I asked people at work, "hey, so what do you think about all these animal deaths" and they all looked at me funny and asked me what I was talking about. After explaining it briefly to one guy he said "its the end of the world!" then gave a sarcastic laugh and walked away. People are not watching, they are not ready. What we are seeing from people today is what people will see throughout the tribulation as well. People will live in denial, even while reality is kicking their front teeth in, they will deny and evade the truth as long as they possibly can.

When the truth is kicking people in the teeth, then some, a few will turn and repent. Most will recognize that what they are dealing with is an angry God and they will curse Him:

Rev 9:20The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. 21Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.

The really really good news is, as long as the Restrainer is still here, there is no reason to fear the "powers that be" also known as the "new world order" crowd. Those people do want to kill all of us off. They are trying to control the food supply, they are trying to collapse the financial system, they are trying to start WW3, but they have this wee problem and He is called the Restrainer. Apparently, "He who restrains" is not willing to allow the "powers that be" to kill off 4.5 billion people on this earth, at least not yet. As we read the early pages of Revelation, we see billions of people *are* dieing off, but not necessarily because the powers that be timed it that way.

It is good news that the Restrainer is still at work. It is also good news that there is an escape from what is coming on this world:

Luke 21:34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

There is more good news, and that is that the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah and Lot. If the coming "escape" is anything like Noah's "escape" then we can all rejoice, wouldn't you agree? If our escape is anything like Lot's "escape" then we have reason to rejoice, wouldn't you agree? Physically, they *were not touched* by any of the "tribulation" of their day. In fact, we are told that the tribulation Lot suffered was living day in and day out with the filthy lawlessness in the world around him:

2 Peter 2:4For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,a putting them into gloomy dungeonsb to be held for judgment; 5if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 6if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men 8(for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)9if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.c 10This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful natured and despise authority.

Here in 2 Peter 2, we find a specific warning addressed to us: God did not spare the angels, He did not spare the ancient world, He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly..That means they were an example to us, today, right here and now, and yet people act as though the Lord cannot see or hear. They act as though the Lord could care less about all the sin and wickedness in the world around us. They have forgotten and willfully ignored the warnings and examples we have been given. They don't want to know what's going to happen because today, their focus is on eating..and drinking..and planting..and building, and marrying, and giving in marriage, and the concerns and anxieties of this life. "Stop confronting us with the Holy One!" they say....."Tell us pleasant things!" they say...

Isaiah 30: 9These are rebellious people, deceitful children,

children unwilling to listen to the LORD’s instruction.

10They say to the seers,

“See no more visions!”

and to the prophets,

“Give us no more visions of what is right!

Tell us pleasant things,

prophesy illusions.

11Leave this way,

get off this path,

and stop confronting us

with the Holy One of Israel!”

The pleasant things that this writer can tell you today, is that we have an advocate in heaven who hears prayers today. We have a God who rules and reigns and restrains today. The hand of mercy and forgiveness is even now extended to this wicked and backslidden world. The door of the ark is still open, the escape from all can still be prayed for (Luke 21:36). The hell on earth, that will be days of vengeance, and wrath and punishment can still be avoided.

We were told very clearly that we are not destined for wrath:

1 Thessalonians 5:9

... For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain
salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

I could care less about the liars and thieves who tell us "but the sword and famine and death and disease are not God's wrath, so pony up so you can take all this wrath on the chin like a "good" christian!" The bible tells us what is, and is not God's wrath. When God tells us that plague, the sword, and famine are His wrath, then the argument is over, case is closed, issue settled:

Ezekiel 6:12 He that is far away will die of the plague, and he that is near will fall by the sword, and he that survives and is spared will die of famine. So will I spend my wrath upon them.

Rev 6:3When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.

5When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quarta of wheat for a day’s wages,b and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages,c and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

7When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

If the bible interprets the bible (and we know it does) then if God's wrath is sword, famine and plague in Ezekiel 6, it can also be God's wrath in Revelation 6, a direct and irrefutable rebuke to all the "other tribbers" who do not believe a pre-tribulation rapture/escape will take place.

We are not destined for wrath, which means we are not destined for the sword, famine and plague listed in Rev 6, seals 2,3,4. That is good news, and it is the truth. I hope that these words encourage you. Our Lord sent His word to encourage us:

1 Thess 4:16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words.

We are told very clearly that these words^^, rapture words...escape words....were meant to encourage us...So, if I were to tell you that there is an escape from all the hell on earth events about to take place, would that encourage you? I hope so, because that's why the Word was written to you. If on the other hand I was to tell you that you could look forward to sword, famine, plague and beheading at the hands of the anti-christ, would that encourage you? I think not, so....which point of view is more consistent with the Word of God, that which encourages you, or that which does not encourage you?

The people who will tell you that any encouragement you get in believing the Lord's own Word regarding an escape from all rapture is a false encouragement, will also tell you not to pray that you may be counted worthy of an escape from all, because (they say) there will be no escape from all. Really? Jesus says there will be an escape from all and you tell me there will not be one...hmmmm, let me think about this real hard.....Yea, okay, I think I'll go with what Jesus said, but thanks for your opinion...

Jesus said:

Luke 21:36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

Now, if there is no escape from all as the pre-wrath and post-tribbers would have us believe, then what does that make our Lord's statement in Luke 21:36? Insane? A lie? Does it make any sense at all for our Lord to command us to pray for escape if there is no escape?

Not only does the Lord tell us there will absolutely be an escape...from all...but He also gives us contextual clues as to when this escape will happen. These are the Lord's Words, not mine. The Lord will come back for us during a time of:

26“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27People were eating,


marrying and

being given in marriage

up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

28“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were


and drinking,

buying and


planting and


29But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

Now we know the words the Lord did use to clue us in to the time of His coming. What words did He not use? He did not use:





sea turned to blood

a third of the trees burned up

all the green grass burned up

a third of the ships in the sea destroyed

a third of the sea creatures destroyed

a third of the waters turned bitter

locusts tormenting the people of the earth

Nope....the Lord Himself uses those words in the book of Revelation, just not anywhere around where He describes when He is coming back to take us where He is....

That encourages you does it not? It certainly encourages me. Will people convert and become believers after the escape? Yes. Will they pay for that conversion with their life? Most likely. Are those believers who convert after the escape the ones we read about throughout the book of revelation? It is very very very likely since the Lord had every opportunity to call those believers "the church" and He did not. Why not? The only reason that makes any sense is that the church is in heaven.

The 24 elders seen in heaven in Rev 4 are redeemed men. They have crowns on their heads and are clothed in white linen. That is proof positive that something happened, before Rev 6 or any of the seals are opened to get those redeemed men into heaven. How did they get there? I recall seeing an open door in heaven in Rev 4.....The 24 elders are men, not angels. Angels do not get crowns, are not dressed in fine linen, and do not sit on thrones. The 24 elders are not just 24 because they come from every tribe, and tongue and language and nation. Have there been more than 24 tribes, tongues, languages and nations since the beginning of the world? do the math. The 24 represent more than 24..they are redeemed men, they are in heaven, and they got there somehow before any wrath seen in Rev 6 and onward shows up on the earth....

Do you think there is a reward for faith? I do. Do you think there is a reward for obedience? I do. Do you think there is a reward for patience? I do. Do you think there is a reward for watching? I do. Do you think the believers who are watching, faithful, obedient, patient are going to get the same treatment on earth that the unwashed, heathen, backslidden masses will get? No way.....not a chance. The Lord knows how "to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment. "-2 Peter 2:9

You don't believe it? Well, time will tell who the wise and who the foolish are among us. I'm not calling anyone names, just reminding you of the Words our Lord used:

<< Matthew 25 >>

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

9“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

11“Later the others also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said. ‘Open the door for us!’

12“But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’

13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Grace and peace

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Collision Course Dilemma

This world is on a collision course with the time of Jacob's trouble, also known as the Tribulation. The collision comes when the days before the flood (eating, drinking, planting, building, marrying and giving in marriage:Noah, Lot) collide head on with famine, disease, war and death.

We are living in pre-flood days. We are living in days where restraint prevails. The restrainer has not been removed yet. Here is where this writer finds a dilemma. My eyes and ears and mind tell me that I need to stock up on guns, ammo and food. Yet, I cannot overcome the Spirit's insistence within me that they won't be needed. So I struggle. Am I defying the Lord's voice within me if I buy some small things to be ready for small scale emergencies before the escape?

The witness within me says it is okay. Let me be clear, I am not trying to advise any of you. This writer is sharing the internal dilemma and dialogue he has with the Lord in the times we live in. I have started down the road of buying some serious survival supplies many times, and each time, in a different way each time, the Lord has put it on hold. The position this writer finds himself in defies everything we see around us. Since I have not made any serious investment into survival gear, and I have asked the Lord about it many times, I am laying this issue down at the feet of the Lord. He is going to have to drop manna from heaven and post angels at my front door for protection if the world turns upside down on me while I am still "in the flesh."

In the end, the Lord does all these things for us anyway, so really, what is this dilemma I am writing about? I can watch all I want (and I am commanded to) yet if the Lord isn't on the wall with me to watch, then all my watching is in vain:

Psalm 127:1 ... Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

The floods, the snows, the winds, this world are facing biblical type events now daily....Those are not my words, I am hearing the description "biblical" from the propaganda press, so whatever is happening must be impressive. If I had to bet on it, I would be that we will see a massive, "biblical" sized earthquake sometime this year, probably here in the U.S.

I asked the Lord today, "Lord, what should I do?" and I heard (in my mind) an instant response: "do the small things."

Doing something, like praying for 3-5 minutes when you feel like you have no time instead of not praying at all, is light years better than doing nothing. This theme of doing all the small things on a daily basis that we know we should be doing has been on my mind over for weeks. What are the "talents" (Matt 25) that the Lord has given us to develop? Do something small daily to grow those talents. Watch, pray, use your talents, do the small things that matter. Focus on the essential few, and forget the trivial many. This is what the Lord has on my mind today.

Over the pasts days, the Lord gave me this mental picture of the pre-flood days (looking like a locomotive on a train track) going full speed toward another locomotive on the same track. That other locomotive was the tribulation/time of Jacob's trouble. As these two events race toward each other, in the seconds before they collide, there will be a huge unexpected (by most) event, called the escape from all (Luke 21:36), also known as the harpazo (1 Thess 4:17), also known as the rapture.

We are to be watching for this day. It is an unknown day as opposed to the day of Jesus' second coming which we can count down from the time of the abomination that causes desolation. The rapture/escape is where Jesus comes like a thief, the second coming is when He comes as a conquering King visible like lightening in the sky which is visible to all.

We are to be watching, expecting the return of our Lord when He comes 'like a thief' to take us away. The collision course that appears before us on the world stage today may just be an illusion. Perhaps the time of Jacob's trouble is further away than we think, I don't know. From my vantage point, it appears that the collision will happen soon. Regardless of when our Lord comes for us, let us be found doing what He has commanded us to do. Let us be found as a spotless bride, ready to be taken away to our mansions in heaven (John 14:2).

That is all for today, grace and peace

Friday, January 07, 2011

The Great Bird and Fish Die Off

Those who are paying attention will see something in the bird and fish die off that is going unnoticed by many. That is, how the world (specifically the propaganda arm of the PTB: lamestream media) is handling the changes happening in the world around us. The explanations being offered for the fish and bird die off are utterly ridiculous, preposterous, utterly humiliating they are so lame. Fireworks? Thunderstorms? Killed MILLIONS of fish off the coast of Maryland and in South America? Fireworks and Thunderstorms killed many thousands of birds across hundreds/thousands of miles all within the space of a week? Do you have any idea how ridiculously small the odds are on these events happening all at the same time (relatively) across the world? You have a better chance of winning the lottery than what we are seeing happening across the world...hows that for odds?

And yet, all of these events are being downplayed. That's the key word: downplayed. "These things happen all the time" they tell us. The same people who were caught red handed lieing about "global warming" are the same ones telling us that what we are seeing happen to the earth today is 'normal.'

Bottom line here? What we are seeing today is a foreshadowing of what the world will see during the days of Jacob's trouble, also known as the tribulation. Record setting cold, war, famine, death, comets/meteors hitting the earth, the devil and demons walking the earth, all 100% reliably predicted by the bible and it will all be downplayed...

You can bet on this, you will never see a report in the lamestream media propaganda press that tells you what you are seeing is fulfillment of biblical will never see it.

There are earth changes taking place that very few people will admit to. Certainly nobody in the government or any of their 'experts' will admit that what is happening to the earth was predicted thousands of years ago. The earth appears to be shifting on its axis, causing changes to the magnetics of the earth. There is a hole in the magnetosphere that NASA has admitted to thinking that no one is paying attention...well, some of us are:

The magnetics of the earth control many things, including how birds navigate....I'll let you put the pieces together. The magnetics of the earth probably also caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

I read a book a couple years ago, cant remember the name, ill post when I do but it explained in detail how when the magnetics around the earth go awry, things get ugly here on earth..real ugly. Were the Mayans correct in their prediction that 2012 might be an ugly year? I don't know but looking around me I'm not finding much evidence that they were wrong..How does that fit into our kingdom, that is, what is happening as a result of our Lord's kingdom coming to earth? The Lord uses many ways to speak to man. Could He use the Mayans to speak to man? Yep, ALL things serve our Lord whether they want to or not. The Mayans were satanists, no doubt, but most satanic lies have large pieces of truth in them. The best lie is one that most closely resembles the truth. If you remember, the devil himself quoted scripture to our Lord in the desert, remember? It was how he did it that made it a lie.

The bible tells us that mens hearts will fail them for fear of what they see coming on the world.

Luke 21:25 ""There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.

Roaring and tossing of the sea? Gee, I wonder if the earths magnetics got really screwed up, and there were major changes in the sun and moon, if that could cause the sea to "roar" and "toss" in such a way to cause nations anguish and perplexity? Hint: you know the moon affects the oceans tides don't you?

I am utterly amazed at the extent of this wildlife die off that is occurring across the world and nobody in the PTB apparatus will even vaguely acknowledge what is happening is out of the ordinary. The explanations they are giving today, are nonsensical to the point of stupidity. Why are people not offended at being treated like utter morons? Answer? People will accept any explanation, however moronic, however degrading, however ridiculous as long as they do not have to face the truth....

2 Thessalonians 2:10
... He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction,because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them.

For those who have lost all spiritual sensitivity, nothing is a sign. It doesn't matter if the Lord Jesus materialized before them with the armies of heaven surrounding Him and tells them they are wrong and they have been deceived. Even then, with the Lord physically in their face they would deny Him and the truth. The Lord speaks to us of these people:

Ephesians 4:19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so asto indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

They have lost their spiritual sensitivity so the only thing they are sensitive to is the flesh, and even that they are becoming desensitized to due to the law of diminishing returns. The more they chase their pleasures, the more their pleasures distance themselves....they are damned twice over. They refuse to love the truth and even what they have turned to for peace (carnal worldly pleasures) runs away from them. Even when they come to understand the futility of their rebellion, they stand fast in it to their own demise.

Some of us retain our sensitivity to the signs and signals that are spiritually discerned. We have been commanded to watch, and watch we shall until our Lord shows up. We are like those who sit by a door, lamps lit, waiting for our Master to return. We are seeing the exact fulfillment of words that were written thousands of years ago. Our God can be trusted. Every Word He has ever spoken has been true. Time may be shorter than we think...keep watching in prayer, be ready, keep your lamps full of oil so when our Master comes for us we can say "Welcome Master, we've been expecting you :-)"

grace and peace

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

A Return To Slavery

The Lord has been coming at me with this issue from a variety of angles the past few days. This world will be completely enslaved by Satan due to its rejection of Jesus Christ, the only true God.

We know that no person will be able to buy or sell without the mark of the beast. Everyone will be marked. During WW2 all the Jews under Hitler's (a type of anti-christ) control were marked. Next time it wont be only the Jews, it will be everyone. The tribulation/time of Jacob's trouble will be a worldwide enslavement.

As we see the progressive rejection of the God of the bible, we see a direct, corresponding enslavement of the world. People look around America today and see what they consider to be an encroachment on their liberty and freedom and they blame the government for it! Instead of blaming the government for their lack of freedom, they should look in the mirror and see the real cause for their loss of freedom: the rejection of the true God that can be found in the bible.

A rejection of the true God leads to erosion of wealth, loss of freedom, plagues, famines, disasters of every kind imaginable, lack of education, lack of health care, and the lack of everything else that until recently has been taken for granted in the United States. The United States has been blessed in the past, there is no doubt about it. This country at least mouthed praise and worship of the true God, even if their hearts were turned away from Him. This country has had enough salt and light (true believers) to keep the darkness (and slavery that ensues from it) at arms length. These days are different though....

Who in America today is equating the loss of everything Americans hold dear with a rejection of the true God? The same is true for all the other nations of the world. Show me a country that lacks food, water, medical care, education, transportation, freedom, liberty, etc and I'll show you a country where the true God of the bible has been rejected.

This world is being enslaved, and it is not happening all at once. Its a gradual process. At some point in the future, a kind of destruction is going to fall on mankind that will get their attention. Isn't it unfortunate that things have to get that bad to get people's attention? Isn't it unfortunate that the devil himself has to walk this earth with his filthy demons and unclean spirits to wake some people up? Most people will never wake up, no matter what happens. Few will be saved, not most, and that is tragic isn't it?

Matt 7:13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

WHY will so few be saved and WHY do so few people care about it? Todays nicolaitan preachers and teachers tell you that all you have to do is accept an easy grace "Jesus" and keep "going to church" and paying an unbiblical tithe and you'll be saved forever regardless of anything else you do, say or think. The bible doesn't read that way. John 15 tells us in no uncertain terms that some people who are "in the vine" that is "in Christ" can and will be "cutoff" from the vine which is Jesus Christ. Does that sound like an easy grace, do what thou wilt gospel to you? I think not.

Few will be saved and why is that? Don't you think that question needs to be answered? Broad is the road that leads to destruction we are told. That means there are many reasons why few will be saved. Those many reasons, this writer believes, can be traced back to a rejection of the true God, His Son/His Word.

In America, the enslavement of blacks in the past is now looked at as a crime against humanity, an atrocity, an abhorrent event in the history of the world, and I would agree with that. Yet the same people who condemn slavery in America don't seem to care much about a world enslavement that is occurring every day around them. If they do care, they display their ignorance by blaming the government for their problems. "Get involved" they tell us, "get out and vote!" they tell us, so we can "make a difference" they tell us. How utterly blind are these people? How completely without discernment are these people?

This world has a sin problem. This world has a rejection of the true God problem. This world has a refusal to obey the most powerful being in eternity problem. The people of this world have the leaders and the government they deserve in direct proportion with their acceptance of the true God and His Word.

I'm giving you a guarantee right here, right now: you can vote until you drop dead and you'll make zero progress toward what you want. You can "get involved" in your community, you can get out and vote, you can plan and organize and work till your hands fall off and you will make ZERO progress at taking back the things you hold dear. The people of this world need to get the priority straight: Matthew 6:33 ... But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,and all these things will be added to you.

You want your freedom? seek first the kingdom of God
You want food on your table? seek first the kingdom of God
You want peace? seek first the kingdom of God
You want a roof over your head? seek first the kingdom of God
You want clothes on your back? seek first the kingdom of God
You want the corruption in this world to end? seek first the kingdom of God
You fill in the rest of the list using the pattern established above....

Unfortunately, we know what's going to happen in the future. A flood is coming, and people will continue in their wickedness by rejecting their only hope and they will be destroyed for it. If you are reading these words, know that it does not have to be you that is destroyed. As it was in the days of Noah and Lot, in the days before (pre) the flood (tribulation), an ark of safety has been prepared (Noah), a departure under armed escort out of the destruction zone (Lot removed from Sodom) has been prepared. There is coming an exact repeat of the days of Noah and Lot. I didn't guarantee that, Jesus did. If Noah and his family went into an ark of safety that provided him with physical separation from destruction, then we can expect the same. If Lot and his family were escorted out of Sodom to be spared from ALL of the destruction that was rained down upon it, then we can expect the same. There IS and escape from ALL coming. I cannot promise something like that, only God Almighty can, and He has:

Luke 21:34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

The Lord used the words "escape all." What does "all mean? Apparently many, many people these days cannot grasp what that word means, but they will time. This world has rejected and continues to reject the only true God and His Son Jesus Christ, and they will be enslaved for it. You do not have to be one of them. We who belong to the Lord God Almighty are not of this world, and we never were. Our kingdom is not of this world, and it never was. We are looking, watching every day for a promise to be fulfilled. Where our Lord has gone, we will go also because we were promised to go there:

John 14:1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God a; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”

I am absolutely certain of this, what we should be doing today is WATCHING, through prayer, for our Lord's return. Today as I was praying and reading the Word, this was absolutely confirmed within me. We must be those servants whose master has gone on a long journey, who watch and wait for His return so when He knocks on the door we can immediately open it for Him. We must keep oil in our lamps, so we are ready for the return of the bridegroom. We must be spotless bride without spot or blemish; a fitting bride for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

There are no 'curve balls' in our Lords words to us on the points made above. There is no tricky language to confuse us or trip us up. If the Lord told us to watch, then we must watch..NOW. If the Lord told us to pray that we would be counted worthy of escape from all, then we must pray (NOW) that we will be counted worthy of this escape from all. There are satanic agents who will steal your hope, your escape, your life and your soul if you let them. Don't let them. Hold on to what you have until our Lord returns....

Luke 12:36 like men waiting for their master to return from a ...
like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.

Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If ...
... "Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door,I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.

Revelation 3:8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an ...
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.

Mark 13:35 "Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the ...
... Watch therefore: for ye know not when the lord of the house cometh, whetherat even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning;

Matthew 25:13 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the ...
... Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

Luke 21:36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able ...
... Watch therefore, praying at every season, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things which are about to come to pass, and to stand before the

Revelation 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and ...
... repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief,and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee

1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear ...
... But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

Ephesians 5:27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church ...
... so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

1 Peter 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without ...
but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. ... but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

Colossians 1:22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical ...
But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation--

Revelation 2:25 Only hold on to what you have until I come.
... Only hold fast what you have until I come.

Revelation 3:11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so ...
... Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

grace and peace