Wednesday, June 28, 2017

He Who Restrains

2 Thess 2:1Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; 2to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand; 3let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, 4he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God. 5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season. 7For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming; 9even he , whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie: 12that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Why is it that the world traveling like a greased sled on a path to hell under Barack Hussein Obama was not allowed to continue full speed ahead?  The Restrainer.  Why is it that we have this pause under Trump?  The Restrainer.  Who or what is this Restrainer?  There are only two choices:  The Holy Spirit and the Church.  That's it.  This writer does not believe there is enough evidence in the Word to be dogmatic about which one it is because it can be argued effectively either way.  What is interesting is some of the encouragement the Lord has given this writer over our participation in this restraining activity.

This gets interesting and encouraging at the same time.  What part does the Church play in this restraint we read about in 2 Thess 2?  What has the Lord God said about His Church?

Matt 5:13You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

We are salt and light.  What does salt do?  It prevents rot and decay, it preserves.  What does light do?  It drives out darkness.

Salt is restraining rot and decay and light is restraining darkness.  What other restraining power has the Lord given His Church?

Matt 16:19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

While we are here on earth, we are binding and loosing.  Binding what?  The forces of darkness.  What is another word for binding?  Restraining.......

As long as the Church is on this earth, it will be restraining rot, decay and darkness.  It will be binding forces of evil and loosing the good.  Either that our the Lord God who cannot lie, told a lie.  So can we go so far as to call the Church "the" Restrainer.  Maybe, but what we can say with absolute certainty is we are playing a major role in this restraint.

In addition to our roles as salt and light, we should be praying that every evil scheme plotted against us will be exposed and undone.  We should be praying that every liar and thief in the media, in governments and everywhere else will be exposed and undone: 

Eph 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

Prov 21:12The Righteous Oneb takes note of the house of the wicked
and brings the wicked to ruin.

Our Father's will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven....Every time we pray that one, guess what?  Its an act of restraint.  The wicked cannot run around wild and free in their longed for anti-Christ playground while the Church is on earth praying in our Father's will be done here...

As long as we are here, businesses that lie for a living (like CNN) should be punished.  Every business that promotes anti-Christ values (like Target and Starbucks) should be punished.  In short, the wicked should be brought to ruin.  That is our Father's will (see Prov 21:12 again) and it will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven.  We as Christians are praying that will into earth each and every day that we say that perfect prayer taught to us by our Lord:

Matt 6:9“This, then, is how you should pray:
“ ‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,a
but deliver us from the evil one.b

And while we are praying this ^^ perfect prayer, guess what else we are praying for?  Escape from the tribulation:

13And lead us not into peirazó,a
but deliver us from the evil one.b

What does peiraz√≥ mean?

an experiment, a trial, temptation

What's that?  A Trial?  Sound familiar....

Rev 3:10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.

Yea, and its built right into the Lord's prayer.  Glory to God.  Much to the dismay of the escape deniers, the Lord does have different plans for the righteous and the wicked.  Over and over again the Lord differentiates and divides what happens to the two groups:

Prov 13:9The light of the righteous shines brightly,
but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

The Lord greatly encouraged me with this message of our participation in the restraint.  I do not want to see businesses and governments that flaunt their wickedness in the Lord's face to prosper.  No, I would rather see them snuffed out (Prov 13:9The light of the righteous shines brightly,
but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.)

I pray that the people within these anti-Christ organizations will turn to a saving faith in Jesus Christ our Lord, but I pray at the same time that the organizations they use as a platform to promote wickedness will be destroyed.  Look at what has been happening to CNN's ratings.  Look at what has happened to Target's stock price since they promoted transvestite men sharing a bathroom with little girls.

2 Cor 10:3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

There is a reason the seemingly unstoppable tidal wave of wickedness that engulfed the world under Barack Hussein was stopped (for a season).  He who restrains is continuing to do so...Glory to God.

grace and peace

Saturday, June 24, 2017

He Causes Them To Make Bad Decisions

The Lord has given me the title of the post verbatim for weeks on end so its time to write it.  What does the Lord do to people who oppose Him?  He causes them to make bad decisions.  Example 1:

Ex 14:1Then the Lord said to Moses, 2“Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. 3Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ 4And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.” So the Israelites did this.

What happened here ^^?  The Lord gave Pharaoh a really bad idea.  That bad idea was the end of Pharaoh.

Example 2:  Hillary's "pied piper strategy" to win the presidency.  Hillary and her friends at the DNC thought it would be a great idea to elevate Trump to be the leader of the republicans running for president.  That bad idea was the end of Hillary Clinton.

Example 3:  Europe.  Europe has a demographic problem.  They have not been having enough babies so they had a "great" idea:  "Hey lets import hundreds of thousands, or even millions of people from the most volatile region of the world-the middle east!"  That bad idea is in the process of ending Europe.

Pharaoh was anti-Christ.  Hillary Clinton is anti-Christ.  The majority in Europe are anti-Christ.  What do they all have in common?  They have all had some very bad ideas that ended them.  This brings us to today in America and the west in general.  While young adults in the west are demanding more "safe spaces" at the college campuses, the young adults in Russia are doing this.

While the west is encouraging ever increasing sexual perversion, Russia is opposing it.  While the west is turning its back on Christianity, Russia is embracing it.  What is interesting about Russia is it is an ally of Iran, who we know Biblically as the Medes...

Isaiah 13:13Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

The Lord has stirred up the Medes (Iran) and by extension Russia against who in these last days?  The west, Babylon.  In fact Isaiah 13 is an entire chapter dedicated to describing Babylon and what will happen to it.  It wont be pretty.  The west (Babylon) continues to make very bad decisions that will lead to this:

18Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Note with me the reference to Sodom and Gomorrah there and its association to Babylon...So as you look around and see the west railing against Russia and Iran, understand what the Lord said He would do in the last days.  Understand what the Lord said He would do to Babylon then look at this world and insert the puzzle pieces where they fit.  The armies being raised up against Babylon will have no mercy when they take their vengeance:
15Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

So, instead of the American youth doing this, they should probably be doing this instead.  The writing is on the wall.  When a people collectively turns its back on the Almighty, bad things happen.  Its really that simple.  They will continue to make bad decisions, and it will be the end of them.  Not that this writer wants that, or the Lord wants that.  What the Lord wants is this:

1 Tim:1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth

What the Lord wants us to continue to do is this:  1 Tim:1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty

It does not matter if its Obama or Trump, Stalin or Hitler, our instructions from the Almighty have remained the same.  Keep the faith, pray, do whatever good our hands find to do.  We just have to be patient and the Lord will sort this mess out.

grace and peace

Time Is Short

Although business as usual seems to continue unabated, it is working its way toward business that is not usual and we can see it coming.  How so?  Brother Armstrong at Armstrong economics has been warning for years that the next crisis is going to be the pension crisis.  Interest rates being held down so low for so long has created a sea of pension funds ready to go bust.  This is a realy dilemma for the powers that be as government debt has exploded and if they raise interest rates, the interest on federal debt will skyrocket.  If they don't raise interest rates, pension funds around the country (and the world) will go under as the mandatory return targets are not being met year after year which brings us here:

Chicago’s police pension fund

Dallas pension fund

Illinois on the brink of bankruptcy

New Jersey to follow Illinois down the drain

Here's the thing about these pension fund problems, we know when they are coming.  For example in the Chicago pension fund we see time runs out for them at the end of 2020, that's approximately 3 years from now, not out in the next generation somewhere.  Couple these financial problems with the social, political, and religious problems brewing all around the world and the picture quickly becomes clear:  time is short.  Time seems to go on forever but it only seems that way.  This world is tearing itself apart.

What is the root cause of all these unsolvable problems?  People turning their backs on the Almighty.  They want to remove Him from the schools, the courthouses, anywhere in public then they want to work on removing Him from our private lives as well.  Its a war on God that man will lose pitifully.  How foolish for mortal man to declare war on eternal God?  What has the Lord God said about all this?

Is 48:22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

Who are these wicked?  It encompasses all those who live in unbelief:

Heb 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

The good news in all this is it was entirely predictable based on the rock solid counsel found in the Word of the Most High God.  He told us how things work.  When mankind turns their back on Him, peace is removed from the earth resulting in what we see around us today.  Unfortunately we are only seeing the beginning of this right now:

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 people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.

The people of this world look perfectly ready to kill each other.  The hatred and murder that is in people's hearts is just astonishing.  If you don't give them what they want right now, they want to kill you.  What they want is their anti-Christ world order.  The Almighty has sent them a delay in the form of Trump but its only a minor delay as Trump has not really turned back the clock on anything.  No, trumps job appears to be to tread water.  Under Barack Hussein Obama the clock was moving on fast forward, under Trump it is moving forward a little slower.  Please note with me the clocks hands are not being turned back.  No, we are headed just as surely toward our date with the events in Revelation as we would have under a Hillary Clinton presidency but the Lord chose not to go down that road.

With all this bad news, do not be troubled.  If the bad things that have come upon this world are predictable, so are the good things.  The Lord made promises to mankind.  He told us the wicked will know no peace.  But what about the righteous?

Ps 37:10For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Take heart and be at peace in the midst of this wicked generation.  The Lord has everything under perfect control.  He has plans for the wicked and the righteous.  The wicked will be removed and forgotten and the righteous will inherit everything and delight themselves in the abundance of peace.  GLORY TO GOD.

grace and peace

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Congressman Chaffetz Says Trump Is No Better Than Obama

This Chaffetz guy is one of the handful that I actually thought was doing a decent job and guess what?  He quit.  Why?

Trump is no better than Obama, and in some cases he is worse.  Now that is saying something. 

This should be a lesson to everyone.  There always was one and only one way to get the change people want but they reject it:

2 Cron 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

^^ The Lord God Himself is telling us above how to fix the mess we have but people don't want to hear it.  They would rather vote....I don't see a single Word above that says anything about getting involved in the political process to get change, do you?  Zero, nothing, it not there but year after year the 'pastors' and so called prophets get up and spout the same tired lies and people continue to listen to them.

The good in all this is some people will finally throw their hands up and give up on this world and its systems.  We are in this world but not of it.  We are aliens and strangers here:

1 John 4:4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirita of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I exhort you as aliens and sojourners, to abstain from fleshly desires, which war against the soul,

1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

People's confidence in the systems of this world is falling to an all time low.  Look at the approval ratings for congress, each time it hits a new all time low it finds a way to go lower still.  To what end?  These things serve two purposes. 

Purpose 1 here:

Matt 6:9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Those who are in Christ see the rot in this world and say "the Lord was right we need His kingdom  on earth as it is in heaven."

Purpose 2 here:

2 Thess2:7For 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. 8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

The current breakdown in public confidence is driving one group of people into the arms of Jesus Christ and the other group into the arms of anti-Christ. 

Be assured, change is coming and it will be dramatic.  The gospels, the books of Daniel and Revelation assure us of the change that is coming. 

grace and peace

Happy Father's Day

Lord God of Creation, Yahweh, Jehovah, Abba, Father,

Happy Father's day to you!  We love you and we need you more than ever.  All glory and honor and power be yours forever and ever.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise

article here.

Another day, another broken promise.  Just like they made sure the republican healthcare bill was so messed up that it could not pass either.  One after another its a trail of broken promises.  Make America great again?  Does it look like America is becoming "better than ever" as some false prophets claimed?  America's best days are just ahead?  Doesn't look that way to me.  It looks like America is about to rip itself apart.

Trump was sent by the Lord, that much is true but his job was never to "make America great again."  His role has everything to do with time.  This is what the Lord God said:

Ecc 3:1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

Under Barack Hussein Obama, this country was on a greased sled right into the gates of hell with no brake.  In other words things were moving in the direction of prophesy too fast.  Now, with Trump in the white house we are still headed for the same exact destination, the only thing that changed is when we get there.  The first job Trump had was: 1. a time delay and 2. an illumination/exposure of how deeply rotten the corruption is lodged in the systems of this world.  The courts are corrupt, congress is corrupt, all of the bureaucratic arms of government (CIA, FBI, Department of State etc) are all corrupt.  Corporate America and the media have also been exposed as the anti-Christ, globalist organizations that they are.

So what?  So this is all working toward the end that our God told us about thousands of years ago.  Those of us who are in Christ cannot get our Father's kingdom here on earth just like it is in heaven, soon enough.  We see how absolutely sickening the wickedness is.  We are being shown all this so one day, when we rule and reign with Christ our Lord we will remember the consequences for turning left or right of our God's commands.  No one can do better than perfection and perfection is what we have been given in the Word of God.  People don't like it, people go their own way and people end up in death and destruction which is exactly where this world is headed right now.

You cannot solve spiritual problems with political solutions.  We have spiritual problems.  Wickedness and corruption are everywhere.  Kind of sounds like the days of Noah.....

Gen 6:13And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Matt 24:36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

The earth is filled with violence.  Ecc 1.9-What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

Do not be troubled, the Lord told us all this would happen.  The Spirit of the Lord impressed upon this writer that we are to rest in Him, trust Him and in general do what He told us to do.  That is our job.  That's what we have to do in the midst of all this corruption and violence.  The Lord has a plan to deal with all this mess.  He will fix it, we just have to wait for it.

Nahum 1:2God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
3The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
4He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
5The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
6Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
7The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
8But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

grace and peace

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Do Not Be Troubled

Today some US Congressmen were shot by a left wing radical (video here.)

What is going on with this world?  Brexit and the election of Trump were major setbacks in the globalist plans for one world order.  The demonic rage of these setbacks is evident everywhere from politicians, business and the common man.   They want their satanic world order and anything that stands in their way will be attacked mercilessly.  So, we see what happened today.  The forces of anti-Christ who naturally gravitate to the left

Matt 25:33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

are expressing their father's (the devil) displeasure.  One of the many jobs Trump had to accomplish was to shine a light on the rampant, deep seated corruption running throughout this world's systems and its people.  Mission accomplished.

It is very interesting with Brexit, over and over again Merkel and Hollande stated that one of the primary reasons for wanting their Euro union is to prevent another world war in Europe.  They kick the God of peace out of Europe and they expect peace.  Oh, how they will be disappointed.  With all the discontent and violence, why should you not be troubled?  Because the Lord God told us this would happen and He told us why it would happen:

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 people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.

Mankind thought it was a good idea to remove every trace of the Almighty from this earth, but instead it is mankind who will be removed (see Rev 6:3 above).

Rev 6:7When 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.

Rev 9:17The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. 18A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. 19The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.

Trying to make war on the Creator and those who belong to Him is a suicide mission, but they will try anyway.  Do not be troubled.  The problems that mankind cannot solve (like peace being taken from the earth) are here for a reason.  These problems were divinely introduced and no amount of diversity training or mainstream media propaganda or corporate and government sponsorship of anti-Christian effort will make these problems go away.  In the globalist mind, if they could only get rid of every trace of the Creator and by extension the Church, they could all live happily ever after in their anti-Christ utopia.  Unfortunately for them, I have read the play book of the game that is coming and 'utopia' doesn't start until the anti-Christ and everyone who serves him are mercilessly eradicated from this earth by Christ Jesus in person:

2 Thes 2:7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

We can rest in the fact that the Lord God who provides for us and protects us is the same one who sent this mess to the world.  When it is the God of Creation who sends you a problem, good luck trying to fix it without Him....Our God has a plan for this world and He has a plan for us.  He has made many promises to us and He plans to keep every one of them to the letter.  So do not be troubled by the current lawlessness and discord.  This world is reaping what it has sown.  A time of trouble unlike anything this world has ever seen or ever will see is coming and they will not escape it

Matt 24:21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before.

Notice this verse:   25Behold, I have told you before.

This ^^ was to comfort us.  He told us what would happen and it is happening.  They will not escape it but some will escape all that is about to happen:

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 God cannot lie.  We do not have to go into detail about what this escape is or when it will happen.  What we should be encouraged by is that it is an escape from all and it is coming.  It is coming, that's a fact that cannot be changed by legions of escape deniers who are blue in the face with veins popping out of their neck in rage at the Bride being lifted off this earth while they reap the rewards of their anti-Christ 'playground.'  I suspect the masses clawing at the underside of Noah's ark just before they drowned were not so amused and glib as they were when Noah was building the ark  and preaching repentance.  I suspect when the first fire began to rain down on Sodom and Gomorrah the inhabitants were not so full of themselves either.

Proverb 11:21Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

We see it over and over again, in the gospels, in the writings of the prophets, in proverbs, in Revelation, the same thing.  The wicked will not go unpunished, and the righteous will be delivered.  That is the Word of the Lord to mankind and it will be fulfilled again in the future just as it was fulfilled in the past.

grace and peace

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Iran Claims To Have Proof Of "Direct US Support" For ISIS

link to article here.

Iran says the west is supporting ISIS, are they correct?  Absolutely, the proof is overwhelming all you have to do is follow the money.  Somebody has been bankrolling ISIS.  Somebody has been allowing ISIS to bring its oil across its borders and sell it on the world market.  Somebody has been providing ISIS with weapons and training.  These things do not happen in a vacuum and you can been 100% assured that any self respecting intel shop has had this figured out from the beginning.  So what?

So, the Lord our God has been right all along (of course).  What is happening on the global stage is players are being identified playing their end time roles.  What did the Lord God tell us?

Isaiah 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Who does the Lord say He is going to raise up against Babylon?  The Medes.  Who are the Medes?  The Medes=Iran.  Who is the entire west (including Israel) aligned against in the Middle East?  Iran=the Medes.  So those the Medes are opposing make up Babylon.  Any time Israel was living in disobedience, the Lord sent some external enemy against them as a form of judgement.

The United States and Israel could have wiped ISIS off the map when they first popped their ugly faces up in the middle east, but they didn't.  Why not?  ISIS does not attack Israel.  Why not?  ISIS does not attack the United States.  Why not?  ISIS does not attack Saudi Arabia.  Why not?  Again, ask a better question, get a better answer.  These countries are Babylon and Iran has been raised up by the Lord to stand against them.  To what end?  To this end:

Luke 21:20 When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.

The Lord is at work in this world doing exactly what He told us He would do.  It is happening before our eyes day in and day out.  ISIS is a proxy arm of Babylon (the countries of the west) and Babylon is headed for disaster:

Rev 14:8 8A second angel followed and said, “ ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,’a which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”

Who is it that has kicked the Almighty out of its schools and court houses?  Who is it that has created LGTQ pride month (not tolerance but PRIDE) to be celebrated nation wide?  Who is it that has embraced the murder of its unborn children by the millions?  Who is it that has forgotten the fear of the Lord and instead has embraced greed, adultery, idolatry and every other form of wickedness under the sun?  Who is it that has a love for exporting never ending war to the rest of the world?  Who is the largest exporter of pornography and moral filth to the rest of the world?  Who is it that has rejected its Christian foundation and exchanged it for a love of Islam?  Answer these questions and you'll be getting warm as to who Babylon is.

One of the major themes playing out before us is wickedness being exposed.  All of our politicians, the media, just about every major corporation out there-in short the entire world is being publicly outed as the anti-Christian entities that they are.  Them and the people who embrace them are being spotlighted by the Almighty.  What was in the dark is being brought out into the light and the majority is just fine with it!  Those who are of this world, embrace the world.  Those who are not of this world, reject all of it.

The stage is being set for the end time drama our Lord told us about to be played out exactly as it was written.  There is a time for everything and it will be our Lord's timing, not the enemy's or this world's timing that prevails to bring about our Lord's will.  It is for us to sit back in hope, prayer and admiration at how precise our God has been in predicting what would happen.  We can take comfort in the fact that the same God that predicted all this has made us promises of escape and provision.

One way or another, all of us who are in Christ will escape the flesh, the enemy and this world to stand before our Lord Jesus Christ just as it was written:

Luke 21:36 Be 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.”